Lancaster Symphony teams with theater company for virtual Stravinsky and Marsalis

Posted on: June 4, 2021

“This month, in collaboration with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the Fulton Theater, two related theatrical works by Igor Stravinsky and Wynton Marsalis will be performed virtually for free,” writes Richard Patterson in Thursday’s (6/3) Pennsylvania News Today. “Both were recorded from live performances and can be streamed on both … organizations’ streaming platforms.… Both works include performances by a small ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra musicians. Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Story’ will premiere online at 7 pm on Friday and will be available for 30-day streaming…. Marsalis wrote a jazz-influenced ‘Fiddler’s Story’ in response to the ‘Soldier’s Story’ by moving the story to the Mississippi Delta. Fiddler is now a woman and is tempted by the promises of a record producer. The performance will be streamed for 30 days from … June 18th.… The ensemble of musicians for both … led by guest conductor Michael Lepper, is Luigi Mazzocchi (violin) … Brent Edmondson, bass; Luis Engelke, trumpet; David Sciannella, trombone; Doris Hall Gratii (clarinet); Robin Plant, bassoon; and Thomas Blanchard, percussion. Fulton Theater Executive Artistic Producer Mark Robin and LSO Executive Director Guy Macintosh are the creative team behind the production, with Robin directing both works.”