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March 2, 2004 > Kenneth Tigar to Narrate the Soldier’s Story for Fremont Symphony

Kenneth Tigar to Narrate the Soldier’s Story for Fremont Symphony

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will perform Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with actor Kenneth Tigar narrating. The Saturday, March 13th concert will be held at the Smith Center on the Ohlone College campus (43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont) at 8 p.m.

The Soldier’s Tale is a one hour-long music-drama for violin, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion. It was written by Igor Stravinsky in 1917 just at the end of World War I. The composer was inspired by an old Russian folk tale about a soldier who tries to cheat the devil.

The concert will be dedicated in memory of Eugene Stoia, founding conductor and music director of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra from 1964-66. Mr. Stoia helped to found the Fremont Symphony when it was a volunteer orchestra and the City of Fremont was young.

Tickets for the performance are $35 and $40 and $20 for students under 21 with ID and can be purchased by calling the Fremont Symphony box office at (510) 794-1659 or on the web until one day prior to performance at or by visiting the box office at the Smith Center one hour before performance.

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