A Soldier’s Tale, A Fiddler’s Tale- Evanston
Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago Evanston
1490 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Music
Jun 02, 2019

“No one can have it all, that is forbidden. You must learn to choose between.” -Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

The season finale revisits Rembrandt’s acclaimed 2012 pairing of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat with A Fiddler’s Tale by Wynton Marsalis. Based on the Russian folk tale The Runaway Soldier and the Devil, L’Histoire tells the story of a soldier who sells his fiddle to the devil in exchange for material wealth, losing his fiancée and musical abilities in the process. Inspired by Stravinsky’s L’Histoire, A Fiddler’s Tale is a jazz suite that narrates the cautionary tale of a young female violinist who is lured into performing more commercialized music by the devil, a record executive with the initials B.Z.B. Rembrandt will be joined by Chicago-based comedian, author, and public radio personality Aaron Freeman for this special performance.

FEATURING
John Macfarlane, violin and narration

GUEST NARRATOR
Aaron Freeman

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