12345 S El Monte Rd
Los Altos, California 94022

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents

The Devil Made Me Do It!

Benjamin Simon, Music Director
With special guests Joel ben Izzy and the Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF

The Soldiers Tale (LHistoire du Soldat) by Igor Stravinsky, narrated by Joel ben Izzy
Duettos performed by the Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF to the music of Villa-Lobos

All concerts are FREE! Become an SFCO member for preferred seating

MORE INFO: (415) 248-1640 or http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org

Also playing in San Francisco and Palo Alto:

Friday, April 20 at 8 PM
Brava Theater
2781 24th St., San Francisco 94110

Saturday, April 21 at 8 PM
St. Marks Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto 94306

For what would you sell your soul? Infinite riches? Power beyond imagining? The love of someone you desire? The acclaimed San Francisco Chamber Orchestra invites you to a special music and dance concert that explores the dark side of human imagination.

In The Devil Made Me Do It! guest artist Joel ben Izzy narrates Igor Stravinskys miniature masterpiece, The Soldiers Tale (LHistoire du Soldat), and the Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF performs Duettos to a selection of string quartets by Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed live by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

Stravinskys The Soldiers Tale was written in 1918 as a theatrical concert work with a libretto based on a Russian folk tale. Internationally renowned storyteller Joel ben Izzy narrates this parable about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future.

Duettos is a contemporary ballet that tells the story of a mentor, his student, and the evolution of their life-long relationship. Choreographed by Mark Foehringer, Duettos is an affectionate, meaningful homage to Foehringers own mentor in Brazil. Duettos was performed at ODC Theater in June 2006 as the home season concert for Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF. Acclaimed dancers, Brian Fisher (formerly of ODC) and Katherine Wells (currently dancing with Robert Moses Kin) will reprise their starring roles for the performance with SFCO.

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Added by NEQA on April 6, 2007

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