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Performing Arts and Speaker Series

The Nutcracker: Two Faces

Image fo a NutcrackerTime:

  • Saturday December 13, 2008 7:30PM 
  • Sunday December 14, 2008 2:00pm

Location: Music Building Concert Hall

Tickets: General $14/ Students $7

Central Washington University's Symphony orchestra and jazz Band I will present a new interpretation of this holiday classic with a side-by-side performance of two versions of Tchaikovsky's musical masterpiece. Directors Nikolas Caoile and Chris Bruya will lead these ensembles, two of the best in the CWU Music Department, through selections from the ballet and the popular arrangements of this music by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Showing this music in these two lights demonstrates even more clearly the timelessness of Tchaikovsky's music. Dancers from Ellensburg's Stage Door Dance Studio will be performing select pieces.