An American Soldier’s Tale 11/11/12

An American Soldier’s Tale
Sunday, 11/11/2012, 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
soliders_tale_web1Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Orchestra Miami to present the Florida premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s
“An American Soldier’s Tale”
In celebration of iconic American author Kurt Vonnegut’s 90th birthday, Orchestra Miami will present the Florida premiere of “An American Soldier’s Tale”, with music by Igor Stravinsky and new libretto by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut’s gripping libretto replaces the traditional story by
C. F. Ramuz with the true story of private Eddie D. Slovick, who in 1945 became the only U.S. soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Commissioned in 1993 by New York Philomusica, this edgy and provocative piece was not heard again until 2006, after a legal fight with the Stravinsky estate. Rarely performed since the 2006 New York revival, Orchestra Miami has obtained exclusive rights from the Vonnegut Estate to perform this important work on the occasion of what would have been Mr. Vonnegut’s 90th birthday.

Seven musicians from Orchestra Miami will perform the original Stravinsky score, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi. Directed by renowned Miamian Michael Yawney, the play will feature Ivan Lopez, Kristoff Skalet, Francesca Toledo and Matthew Glass.

The performances will be on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 at PAX (Performing Arts Exchange), located at 337 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130 and Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11100 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets to the PAX performance are $25 and tickets to the performance at Pinecrest Gardens are $25 and $30. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 800-838-3006. $10 student rush tickets will be available at the door for students with valid ID.
For further information about these performances and about Orchestra Miami, please call
(305) 274-2103.

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