Longmont Symphony Orchestra
FEATURING: Elliot Moore, Conductor / Ben Needham-Wood, Artistic Director, Boulder Ballet
More than any other ballet, Tchaikovsky’s famous Ballet, The Nutcracker, is about children and the magic of childhood. The story is about a young girl, Clara, and therefore many of the dancers in the ballet are also children. For many young people, the enchanting performance of The Nutcracker is their first experience seeing professional dance performance.
The ballet is set on Christmas Eve, when the hero, a nutcracker, comes to life. The story of this revered ballet is full of excitement and wonder, and the final scene finds Clara waking up to the Christmas Tree with the Nutcrackert doll in her arms realizing that it was all a dream.