[act-ma] 5/07 Performances of "Soldiers' Tales Unfold"
cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu May 7 06:29:32 PDT 2009
My name is Shaw Pong, I am a Boston-based musician and
director. I'd like to invite you and the Antiwar meetup members
to a special performance of "Soldiers' Tales Untold" at St.
John's Church in JP this Thursday, May 7th at 7:30pm.
"Soldiers' Tales Untold" is a musical and theatrical production
mixing Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale" with veterans' stories and
improvised music. It is an ideal fit for your meetup as it
attempts to create awareness and dialogue around war through a
musical and artistic medium.
We have a phenomenal cast of nine improvising-musician-
narrators -- and hope some of your group members can come and
be a part of the community dialogue. More details below!
Please help me by sharing this invitation with your Meetup
members, and other folks or organizations you think might be
Thank you, and hope to see you May 7th (or at our following
noon-time show on June 17th) !
Shaw Pong Liu
Soldiers' Tales Untold
SOLDIERS' TALES UNTOLD
A musical-theatrical encounter of Stravinsky,
veterans stories and contemporary improvisation
First Thursday Concert Series at St. John's Church in JP
7:30pm Thursday May 7
St. John's Church
Revere Street & Roanoke Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA
Noon Concert Series at St. Paul's
12:00 pm Wednesday June 17
St. Paul's Cathedral
138 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111
Created by Shaw Pong Liu (violin/director)
Featuring: Rane Moore, clarinet, Brad Barrett, bass, Randy
Sophie Delphis, Adam Sanders, Mark Bourbeau, Joe
Moffett, Logan Thoreau, narrators
Nine improvising-musician-narrators weave dialogues between
past and present, fairytale and testimony, the score versus
improvised sound in a musical and theatrical deconstruction of
the classic 1918 work, L'Histoire du Soldat ('The Soldier's
Tale') by Igor Stravinsky and C.F. Ramuz.
Using direct quotes and improvisations on LHistoire, as well
as text from published interviews and oral histories of US and
Russian veterans from 20th century conflicts, Soldiers Tales
Untold raises questions that todays artists and audiences
cannot afford to ignore.
Open discussion with audience follows performance. www.
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