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January 20, 2021
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Grand Theater in Dumbo

By Alexandra Glorioso
Le Train Bleu Paiting: 435X435
Photo Courtesy of Galapagos Art Space

Wed., Mar. 23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.: There will be two performances of Histoire Du Soldat, one at 7:30pm and another at 9:30pm. $40 reserved Island Seating tickets include an Open Bar (beer, wine, well drinks). $25 Lakeside seating and $20 Mezzanine seating tickets are available for pre-sale online.$10 Mezzanine seating tickets are available for students with current ID at the door.

Igor Stravinsky’s edgy Histoire du Soldat (“The Soldier’s Tale”) will be presented in a new production at Galapagos. Star violinist TIM FAIN, fresh from his on- and offscreen appearance in the film Black Swan, will perform the featured solo violin part. Dance legend LAR LUBOVITCH will choreograph the work for members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. MacArthur Grant winner JENNIFER TIPTON will be the Lighting Designer, and New York City Opera stage director A. SCOTT PARRY will serve as Dramaturg. Additionally, the performance marks the debut of a new ensemble, LE TRAIN BLEU, conducted by renowned flutist and conductor RANSOM WILSON.

Histoire du Soldat is a 1918 theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced,” set to music by Igot Stravinsky. The libretto, based on a Russian folk tale, is by Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz and tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future. The music is scored for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, and percussion, and the story is told by three actors: the soldier, the devil, and a narrator. In this production, dancers will portray non-speaking roles and serve to illuminate the story. The performance will be in English.

Violinist Tim Fain has emerged as a mesmerizing new presence on the music scene. The “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops” (Boston Globe) was featured as the sound of Richard Gere’s violin in Bee Season and most recently the featured musician in Black Swan.

LE TRAIN BLEU is a new ensemble formed by Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. The ensemble has plans to present performances of new and interesting music. This production ofHistoire du Soldat is LE TRAIN BLEU’s debut performance.

Click Below to Listen to Ransom Wilson conducting “Histoire du Soldat”
Le Train Bleu

To purchase reserved seating tickets with open bar and a reception before and after the performance with the artists, click here. $100/$460 of these tickets are tax-deductible donations to the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

If you’ve purchased a “Reserved Island Seating” ticket, please contact Andrew at to confirm a seating reservation. Thank you!

Door: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7:30 p.m.

2nd Door: 9 p.m., 2nd Show: 9:30 p.m.


$40 Island Seating w/ Open Bar

$25 Lakeside Seating

$20 Mezzanine Seating

$10 Students w/ ID at the Door


Galapagos Art Space

16 Main Street



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