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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Each week, the Library of Congress Music Division features free video performances, lectures, and conversations to keep you company.


This Pick of the Week features the 2021 virtual performance of "A Fiddler's Tale."

Anthony McGill, clarinet | Ian Morin, bassoon
Billy Hunter, trumpet/cornet | Weston Sprott, trombone
Jauvon Gilliam, percussion
Tai Murray, violin | Xavier Foley, contrabass
Nic Few, narrator
Damien Sneed, piano and conductor

Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and the concept of shame. This program brings together a wonderful lineup of leading musicians including members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra.

Presented in cooperation with the Morgan Library and Museum.

Pick of the Week - November 22, 2021

A Fiddlers Tale (event date: October 8, 2021)

  Romance for violin and piano
  L’Histoire du soldat (Suite)
  A Fiddler’s Tale

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