$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Co-sponsored by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Washington UniversityDepartment of Music.
Igor Stravinsky L'Historie du soldat
Valerie Coleman Portraits of Langston (selections)
Andre Previn Four Songs for soprano, cello and piano (selections)
Kareem Roustom Abu Jmeel's Daughter
Not your grandpa's storytelling. Contemporary stories and old legends retold by living composers fill this vibrant program. Valerie Coleman, brings the words of Langston Hughes to life with electric rhythms influenced by jazz. Also influenced by Jazz, Stravinsky's trio arrangement of his legendary A Soldier's Tale warns of making deals with the devil. Andre Previn sets the words of Toni Morrison to music. With Syrian-American Roustom's telling of an Arabic folk tale set to music, we hear the influences of traditional sounds of Lebanon, Palestine and Syria woven into a sweeping story of love, loss and faith.