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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP

Koret Auditorium | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event Details

Kyle Baldwin conducts Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) for violin, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion with English-translation narration.

This concert is Free with general admission at the Koret Auditorium in the San Francisco Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street. Since seating is limited, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

“A Soldier’s Tale” is a dramatic work with a narrator and chamber ensemble made up of an uncommon group of instruments. (Some performances include actors and dancers). This performance will include the full musical score and full text.

The music is based abstractly on dance, chorale, and march music from North and South America, Spain, and Germany.

The story is a Faustian tale from Russian folklore about a deserting soldier, with a fiddle in his knapsack, who encounters the devil on his way home. The devil offers the soldier a book that tells the future in exchange for his fiddle. The soldier’s deal with the devil sets the stage for the rest of the drama and the moral of the story: “Why, having some, seek to have it all, then find that we have none?”



  • Michael Long, violin
  • Clayton Bullock, violin
  • Donny Lobree, viola
  • Michael Boone, bass
  • Matthew Rupert, clarinet
  • Sohnjay Reeve, horn


  • Michael Long, violin
  • Michael Boone, bass
  • Matthew Rupert, clarinet
  • Noah Cort, bassoon
  • Chris Wilhite, trumpet
  • Jack Madden, trombone
  • Christian Howes, percussion
  • David Peterson, narrator

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102