Fews Ensemble - Sunday 22 May 2022, 2.30pm

Fews Ensemble with Ciarán Hinds
The Soldier's Tale
31 May - 4 June: Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin  
5 June: Lyric Theatre, Belfast



Igor Stravinsky The Soldier's Tale  

Ciarán Hinds narrator
Joanne Quigley McParland violin 

Emily Ayers Dance/Choreography
Colm Byrne Trumpet
Dominic Dudley Double Bass
Steve Mathieson Trombone
Éanna Monaghan Bassoon
Ronan McKee Percussion
Macdara Ó Seireadáin Clarinet
Redmond O'Toole Guitar
Eoin McCartan Lighting Design 

Igor Stravinsky’s First World War music theatre piece tells the dark Faustian fable of a soldier who makes a trade with the devil on the promise of untold wealth and success… or so he is led to believe. 

A unique opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles bring this masterpiece to life alongside Oscar-nominated actor Ciarán Hinds and contemporary dancer Emily Ayers. You could just call it a successful melding of arts forms wonderfully presented. But that doesn’t do justice to the piece as offered in Kilkenny. Perhaps it’s best to say: it’s a cracker. And that’s whether your taste is for drama, poetry, modern music, jazz or dance. All the art forms are there, brilliantly delivered.” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent. 

Our story telling begins in the first half when we will transport you to Argentina for a musical depiction of the History of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla and we start the concert with 4 Spanish dances from Manuel de Falla’s ballet ‘The Three Cornered Hat'. 

The Three Cornered Hat Manuel de Falla arrangement for septet by Rick Robinson.
Histoire du Tango Astor Piazzolla
The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz.
Translation by Jermeny Sams



Tickets: See venues below for pricing information.

Tues 31 May, 7.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Weds 1 June, 7.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Thur 2 June, 7.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Fri 3 June, 7.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Sat 4 June, 2.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Sat 4 June, 7.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Sun 5 June, 7.30pm, Lyric Theatre, Belfast