In an first-time ever partnership of these four Baltimore cultural organizations, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA), Maryland Institute College of Art(MICA) and The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric witness as they come together this December to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s full-length holiday classic The Nutcracker.
Did you know? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras.
This premier collaboration will feature four performances at The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, including matinees. The production showcases the BSO conducted by Cristian Macelaru, 120 students from BSA’s high school and TWIGS after-school and weekend program, and backdrops designed by MICA students all in a unique holiday spectacle. Boston Ballet Executive Director, Barry Hughson, who has choreographed BSA’s much-loved production for several years, will stage The Nutcracker for this presentation. For more than 25 years, students from BSA have delighted Baltimore audiences with their annual production.
Did you know? The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric is one of Baltimore’s oldest institutions, founded in 1894 (originally called The Music Hall), the Lyric Opera House has been the home of Grand Opera, the world’s greatest performers, and full-scale productions.
Composed in 1891 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is a two act ballet that has enchanted audiences of all ages for generations. The story follows a young girl named Clara through her vivid dreams on Christmas Eve. After falling asleep under the Christmas tree with her broken nutcracker doll, a prince greets Clara in her dreams and embarks with her on an adventure filled with life‐size mice, dolls, fairies and sweets. Their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets includes the famous divertissements: Chocolat, Café, Thé, Trepak, Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Check out complete peformance details below:
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.– Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
FYI: Tickets for children 12 and under begin at $14. Adult tickets range from $28-60. To purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT, click here, or purchase in person at the Modell Lyric or BSO ticket offices.
Groups of 15 or more receive exclusive discounts and benefits. For more information, call the BSO Group Sales office at 410-783-8170.