September 14, 2013

School of Music Faculty Chamber Ensemble performance of "The Devil's Tale" by James Stephenson
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: Free and open to the public.

"The Devil's Tale" by James Stephenson

A sequel to Stravinsky's "L'histoire du Soldat" - The Soldier's Tale

Performed by the WIU Faculty Chamber Group, the "IgorManiacs."

Mike Fansler, conductor
Matt Bean, narrator
Julieta Mihai, violin
Eric Ginsberg, clarinet
Bruce Briney, cornet
Douglass Huff, bassoon
John Mindeman, trombone
Rick Kurasz, percussion
Matt Hughes, contrabass

Western Illinois University was part of consortium to have the piece written. Since the world premiere in the spring, 2013, the group has performed the work at the International Trumpet Guild Conference and has been invited to perform at the College Band Director's National Association's North Central Conference in 2014. They will release the first CD recording of the work during the 2013-14 academic year.

At the end of Stravinsky's famous "L'histoire du Soldat" the Devil closes with a triumphal dance, claiming victory over Joseph. Come see what happens to both Joseph and the Sam (the devil) in this clever sequel. Set in Las Vegas and Tulsa, OK in modern times.

Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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