Angelique Poteat – Her Story of a Soldier (world premiere commission, 2019)
Igor Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale, Retold (1918, arr. 2019)
Hey Seattle, we’re Emerald City Music, the “beacon for the casual-classical movement presenting high-level musicians in a totally unstuffy environment” (CityArts Magazine). We’re the eclectic, open-bar destination for Seattle’s music lovers to dive deep into the world’s biggest genre of music alongside an unbelievable cast of top-tier musicians.
In this show, old meets new in the retelling of Stravinsky’s kitschy Soldier’s Tale. A cast of NYC Ballet dancers join forces with librettist Mark Campbell (award-winning writer of Seattle Opera’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs). The night caps off with an edgy world premiere by Seattle’s own Angelique Poteat titled Her Story of a Soldier.
Cast: David Prottas, dancer (soldier) • Taeler Cyrus, dancer (princess) • Georgina Pazcoguin, dancer (devil) • Michael Barrett, director • Mark Campbell, librettist • Josh Bergasse, choreographer • Kristin Lee, violin • Alex Fitterstein, clarinet • Steve Burns, trumpet • Jon Rojak, trombone • Michael Thurber, bass • Oleksiy Zakharov, Bassoon • Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
“Single-handedly raising Seattle’s profile in the classical music world, this series has major performers and composers in a chamber music setting. The venue, the back of a coffee and chocolate shop, increases the salon sensibility.” – ECM audience member
Tickets: $45, includes open bar
Students with valid ID: $10