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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

  • McAllen Performing Arts Center 700 Convention Center Blvd McAllen, TX (map)

Moscow Ballet proudly presents 20+ Musical Wunderkind violinist and cellist prodigies, critically-acclaimed choirs, and nationally-renowned orchestras performing with the company in the Great Russian Nutcracker.These pre-professional musicians auditioned to perform as part of Moscow Ballet’s educational Musical Wunderkind program, which focuses on the development and encouragement of talented pre-professional musicians. Pre-professional string musicians open the Great Russian Nutcracker by accompanying the principal ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ classic “Dying Swan.” Across the country, participating youth choirs will close Act I of the Great Russian Nutcracker while accompanying the ballet in Tchaikovsky’s famous Waltz of the Snowflakes. To the delight of audiences, selected Wunderkind orchestras who have mastered Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite will perform it live while Moscow Ballet performs onstage. These performances are a rare opportunity for audiences to experience the combined talent of principal ballerina and danseurs with musical prodigies.

Later Event: January 1
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