THE NUTCRACKER PERFORMED BY THE UNION COUNTY YOUTH BALLET
MUSIC BY UNION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Union Symphony is pleased this season to partner with the Union County Youth Ballet for their production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann and choreographed by Marius Petipa, this ballet has been delighting audiences since 1892. The magical story of young Clara and the toys under her family’s Christmas Tree—The Nutcracker in battle with the Mouse King and their travel to the Land of Sweets—includes some of the best-loved melodies ever written. In Tchaikovsky’s colorful score (“Waltz of the Flowers”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”), both the celesta and bass clarinet were introduced to the symphony orchestra.
What sets The Nutcracker apart from other ballets is the multiple levels of proficiency built into the choreography. Young children start out as little party girls or boys, then graduate to soldiers, snowflakes or one of the many character roles throughout the show. The company continues to enhance the quality of its production with talented students and several guest artists.
In present times, less dance companies are able to present the The Nutcracker with live orchestra, as it was intended. With huge gratitude to The Nutcracker Open Golf Committee, it is a privilege that the Union Symphony Orchestra can collaborate with the Union County Youth Ballet on this delightful endeavor!
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What: Union County Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker
When: Friday, Dec 4th at 7PM and Saturday, Dec 5th at 10AM, 2PM, & 7PM.
Where: The Batte Center, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Tickets: Will go on sale this fall through UCYB at the Batte Center Box Office at www.BatteCenter.org or by calling 704-233-8300. More information is available online at www.ucyb.org