A Fiddler's Tale

Composite of four musicans' portraits.

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. It was recorded in the Morgan’s Gilder Lehrman Hall and is presented in cooperation with the Library of Congress Music Division.

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Romance for violin and piano
Igor Stravinsky, L’Histoire du soldat (Suite)
Wynton Marsalis, A Fiddler’s Tale

See program (PDF)

Friday, October 8, 2021, 8 PM (streaming broadcast)

Tickets: Free

How To Watch: 
Starting at 8 PM on Friday, October 8, 2021 the broadcast will be available on the Library of Congress WebsiteFacebook, and YouTube

Wynton Marsalis. Photography by Clay McBride.
Tai Murray. Photography by Editar.
Damien Sneed.
Nick Few.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.