“The Devil’s Dance” from Igor Stravinsky's "L’Histoire du Soldat"
Playing Thursday at the Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village)
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Deviant Septet is a brand new classical ensemble with a high concept. For his score for “L’histoire du soldat” (“The Soldier’s Tale”), Stravinsky chose an unusual instrumentation of clarinet, bassoon, violin, trumpet, trombone, double-bass, and percussion. He fell in love with the septet’s sound, and envisioned a future in which composers all over Europe would start to compose for this new type of ensemble. Until now, that has never happened. The Deviant Septet, made up of top classical and avant garde musicians, formed to bring Stravinsky’s dream to life by commissioning new works especially for his odd instrumentation. On Thursday, the septet will have its inaugural show, which features a program that includes a full staging of “L’Histoire du Soldat,” two world premieres, and an arrangement of Frank Zappa’s homage to Stravinsky, titled “Titties n’ Beer.”