Stravinsky's the Soldier’s Tale

Maison symphonique August 12, 2017

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Stravinsky, L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), first performed in 1918, relates the adventures of a sodier who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a book that can predict the future.
The work’s unusual instrumentation, inspired by circus and jazz music, combined with narration by actor Patrice Robitaille and choreography by dancer Étienne Gagnon-Delorme, make this concert a memorable event. A unique work of diabolical charm!


  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Conductor : Kent Nagano
  • Actor : Patrice Robitaille
  • Violin : Marianne Dugal
  • Double bass : Edicson Ruiz
  • Clarinet : Todd Cope
  • Bassoon : Mathieu Harel
  • Trumpet : Paul Merkelo
  • Trombone : James Box
  • Percussion : Serges Desgagnés
  • choreographer and dancer : Étienne Gagnon-Delorme
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