Nutcracker Ballet - Baltimore (MD)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Baltimore's Hippodrome December 15 and 16 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Baltimore's Hippodrome Friday, December 15, 7:00pm and Saturday, December 16 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Baltimore are available Friday, April 7 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Baltimore area Ballet Students Called to Audition to Perform in Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker Sept 17 at Host Studio The Moving Company Dance Center

Baltimore area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition Sudnay September 17, 1:00pm to perform in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker . Auditions are at The Moving Company Dance Center, 9954 York Road Cockeysville, MD 21030.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anna Radik leads auditions and rehearses the young dancers in their assigned roles October 23 to 26. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Anna Radik leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 15, 7:00pm and Saturday, December 16, 1:00pm and 5:00pm at the Hippodrome. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC) provides professional dance instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. In our classes of ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, we challenge and support our students to reach their artistic and technical promise. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and to train well prepared, technically proficient dancers in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Our classes are small allowing our devoted and accomplished teachers to provide individualized attention. We invite you to come visit us to experience the creative atmosphere and be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students and teachers.

Baltimore’s Kodály American Children's Choir Sings Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Snowflakes” in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on December 16

The highly noted Baltimore’s Kodály American Children's Choir will accompany Moscow Ballet for a special performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker, Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm matinee and 5:00 pm, at The Hippodrome Theatre. As part of Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program, the choir will accompany dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I, and present a special pre-performance showcase.  Moscow Ballet’s  “Musical Wunderkind” program, presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour, provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

American Kodály Children’s Chorus (AKCC)’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment where children in Baltimore’s greater metropolitan area can access high-quality musical instruction. Current choristers range from eight to eighteen-years-old and attend public, private and home school programs. The chorus strives for excellence through its provision of vocal pedagogy-based choral and solo singing instruction.  AKCC is in residence at the Bryn Mawr School and is administered by Dr. Alyson Shirk. In addition to her work at AKCC and Bryn Mawr, Dr. Shirk is a frequent choral clinician, adjudicator, and master class teacher.

About the Theater

The Hippodrome Theatre, now a part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, first opened its doors in 1914 as a movie palace. Vaudeville performances were held there, too, featuring such legends as Red Skelton and Benny Goodman. The building underwent renovations in the early 1960s, reopening with the regional premiere of the film Cleopatra. The theater was closed for a short time in the 1990s, as the venue's popularity waned.

Today, the Hippodrome has regained its popularity and regularly hosts a variety of events, from Broadway productions to concerts to comedy shows.

Concert Artists of Baltimore

 

"Michael Repper conducted the fine chamber orchestra with confidence and expressive nuance." Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Michael Repper is the Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and was recently appointed as the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia. Since 2014 he has held the coveted Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, where he served as assistant conductor to Marin Alsop. Michael is also the Music Director of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, America’s First Catholic Cathedral. He is an accomplished conductor of classical, pops, jazz, and musical theater in the United States and abroad. Along with his many performances in Baltimore in 2016, his performance slate includes debuts with several ensembles, including the Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil. He is the Managing Director of the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, a Baltimore-based chamber music series which presents Music in the Great Hall, currently in its 43rd season. Through the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, he founded the Chamber Music Society of Maryland (CMSMD) Youth Fellowship which offers a $1000 scholarship opportunity for exceptional pre-college chamber musicians.        Founded by Edward Polochick, Concert Artists of Baltimore (CAB) consists of a professional chamber orchestra and professional chamber chorus. The full ensembles are featured in The Maestro Series, with performances this season at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts and St. Pius X Church.

CAB also offers chamber music, The Mansion Series, with performances at The Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This series showcases smaller forces, such as a quartet or small vocal group, and often features unique repertoire.

The orchestra and chorus are frequently hired for performances throughout the region by other organizations, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Baltimore, Moscow Ballet, the Baltimore Basilica, Temple Oheb Shalom, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, McDaniel College, St. Louis Church, The Holocaust Museum, The Visionary Arts Museum, The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, and Catholic Charities. When larger forces are needed, such as when the singers of Concert Artists perform Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra each year, the chorus expands to the Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale.
The 2014-15 season featured a groundbreaking collaboration with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society at 2640 Space, a partnership that continues with Convergence Maximus II: Operatic Overdrive in February 2016.

The mission of Concert Artists of Baltimore is to present classical music performances of well-known and lesser-known composers by an elite professional chorus and chamber orchestra, thus providing a visceral music experience to audiences in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area. In 2015 Concert Artists of Baltimore was one of 20 Baltimore arts organizations chosen by the DeVos Institute through a competitive application process to participate in “Capacity Building Baltimore”.