Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat
The San Diego Symphony will hold its third annual festival and will explore the world of rhythm, sound and place through percussion in a month-long celebration entitled “It’s About Time,” which is curated by percussionist, conductor, author and University of California San Diego professor Steven Schick. Working with several of San Diego’s performing arts organizations, the festival is about the myriad of ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.
Celebrate the centennial of Stravinsky’s masterpiece L’Histoire du Soldat with a new setting featuring texts by writer Luis Urrea, the cutting-edge Tijuana dance collective, Lux Boreal, and UC San Diego’s new flute professor Wilfrido Terrazas. Music from 100 years ago along with text, dance, and improvised music from today, combine to explore real-life problems and joys of Mexicans and Americans as they cross the international border between San Diego and the United States.