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Concerts
The 76th Season of Concerts 2017–2018
The Swiss-American Musical Society

December 10 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court

Christophe Sturznegger, conductor
Robert Baker, narrator

The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky was conceived in the fall of 1917, exactly 100 years ago. Stravinsky, living in the French-speaking part of Switzerland at the time, had reworked a Russian text with the Swiss poet Charles Ferdinand Ramuz. The Soldier’s Tale premiered at the Théâtre Municipal de Lausanne.

Swiss composer Christophe Sturzenegger’s The Snow Queen, written in Geneva in 2009, has been performed over 75 times in Switzerland. It is based on the Hans Christian Andersen children’s story of the same name. The Disney movie Frozen was inspired by Andersen’s story.

Program:
Igor Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale
Christophe Sturznegger, The Snow Queen

Christophe Sturzenegger. Photo by the composer

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