Director Netia Jones teams up with Esa-Pekka Salonen, actor Bruce Davison, dancer Adji Cissoko, and musicians of the San Francisco Symphony to present a new digital production of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale.
Salonen calls the piece, a darkly comic story about a soldier’s encounters with the devil, a “complete change of paradigm” following the horrors of World War I and the influenza pandemic.
IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat)
Directed and Designed by Netia Jones
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Bruce Davison, soldier/narrator/devil
Adji Cissoko, choreographer and dancer
Alexander Barantschik, violin
Scott Pingel, double bass
Carey Bell, clarinet
Stephen Paulson, bassoon
Aaron Schuman, trumpet
Timothy Higgins, trombone
Jacob Nissly, percussion
Christopher James Ray, assistant conductor
Video Design: Lightmap Studio
Steven Condiotti, Director of Photography
Ian Winters, Technical Director, MilkBar
Taylor Joshua Rankin, Editor
Luke Kritzeck, Lighting Designer
Supported by The Barbro and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund.