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    Spring Concert-Lecture on Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    March 2, 2014


    Spring Concert-Lecture on Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

    Featuring Igor Stravinsky’s "L’histoire du soldat," Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and Russel Ger with the Boston Conservatory music students will explore the exciting and controversial work by Stravinsky. The libretto relates the parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for financial gain. Premiered in 1918 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the story is based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil) and the libretto was written by Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. The piece is scored for a septet of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion with dance and narration.

    Elizabeth Seitz received a Ph.D in Musicology from Boston University. She is on the faculty of Boston Conservatory, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology. Her specialties are turn-of-the-century German Post-Romanticism and Impressionism. Russell Ger is a native of Australia, and holds degrees from the University of new South Wales and the Boston Conservatory. Active as a conductor in Australia and the United States, Mr. Ger can be found both on the concert stage as well as conducting opera.

    Free, no tickets required.

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

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    Free, no tickets required.

    Phone: 978-546-7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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