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"Petrushka", Stravinsky
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The Nutcracker and Petrushka

8:00 PM
Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Shostakovich
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Encompassing some of Tchaikovsky’s most imaginative creations, The Nutcracker introduced audiences to the twinkling magic of the celesta. Hear excerpts from this beloved ballet alongside Stravinsky’s Petrushka, which depicts the misadventures of a hapless puppet in pursuit of a beautiful ballerina. Ingo Metzmacher combines these fantastical scores with Shostakovich’s vivid and searing portrait of fateful events in the winter of 1905, when the brutal response of Tsarist forces to peaceful demonstration led to near revolution.


  • Tchaikovsky Excerpts from The Nutcracker
  • Stravinsky Petrushka
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)

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This performance is part of the:

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Preconcert conversations with Laura Prichard.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., December 4, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., December 5, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Sat., December 6, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., December 9, 6:30 p.m. Armour Stage


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