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The Soldier's Tale

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (DSO) dives into the fiery pits of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale for the first DSO Kids’ Classic of 2020.

Originally planned for this month, this tale of a young soldier and his encounter with the Devil has been rescheduled for later in the year.

This dark folk tale follows Joseph as he embarks on a mission to recover his violin with the powers below. DSO Education Officer Tara Murphy
is excited for the young artists involved.

“We felt like we needed more opportunities for young people to get together and make music that maybe they’re not used to,” she says.

“We’ve toned down the story so it’s not quite as dark as the original, and really, the plot is basically Back to the Future 2!”

12 talented musicians from the DSO Young Artists Program will team up with a range of talented performers from the local Milkwood Steiner School. Tara says the combination of musicians and performers brings something unique to the show.

“The kids come from different backgrounds and they’re like ‘I’m a gymnast’ or a ‘I’m a ballerina’, and we have to incorporate that talent and passion into the performance.”

Don’t miss your chance later in the year to see some local young talent in this one-performance-only show – watch this space!


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