Master Storytellers kicks off the season with two stunning works: Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat and Schubert's Death and the Maiden. Inspired by the original Russian folktale, Stravinsky's suite blends eclectic elements of ragtime, waltz and tango to tell the Faustian story of a soldier who makes a pact with the devil in exchange for a soothsaying book. Capping the program is Schubert's Death and the Maiden arranged by Gustav Mahler. Experience the power of these epic stories at the First Baptist Church in Newton as the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston vividly bring the two musical pieces to life.
This show’s running time is two hours, with one 15-minute intermission.