Swingin' Nutcracker à la Ellington Featuring Step Afrika!
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Step Afrika!, dancers
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, composed and arranged by Ellington/Strayhorn/Murtha
STEP into the holiday season with this fully realized jazz version of the timeless Nutcracker. Riffing off of Ellington’s dazzling reimagining of a portion of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, jazz composer Paul Murtha has created an entire “Swingin Nutcracker” with both an Act 1 and Act 2.
This semi-staged production features the vibrant and percussive dancing of Washington based company, Step Afrika! Join the BSO for this very special world premiere.
Join the Midtown Meetup folks for 6:00pm pre-show drinks/food at Two Boots Pizza, 1203 W Mount Royal Ave, 21217.