Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex- Concert Hall
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on December 2 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to Birmingham on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm matinee only at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

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 Birmingam are available April 28 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Birmingham’s Young Musical Phenom Shelby Camp Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on December 2 at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - Concert Hall

Birmingham’s young phenom, cellist Shelby Camp, will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm matinee at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - Concert Hall, for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Camp will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet 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.

Camp has been playing the cello since the age of five. She is now a freshman at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she serves as principle cellist. Shelby also performed as principle cellist with Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, She is currently under the study of cellist Samuel Nordlund, on the faculty of Samford University and a member of the Capstone Quartet. As a soloist, Shelby has performed J. S Bach Suite 1 Prelude, Allemande, and Courant; Camille Saint-Seans’ The Swan; J. C Bach Concerto in C minor movement 1; J. B Breval’s Sonata in C major movements 1 and 2; W. H Squire’s Tarentella; Max Brunch’s Kol Nidre; and Gabriel Fauré’s Elegie.

 

About the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)

In the heart of thriving, fun-filled Birmingham is the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). As one of the city's premier gathering places, it is where concerts, Broadway shows, local meetings, banquets, educational, cultural, religious and social functions are held on behalf of all members of the community. Here is array of top-notch facilities, 1056 adjoining guest rooms in Westin Birmingham and Sheraton Birmingham hotels, an Uptown District with convenient dining and entertainment as well as a host of specialized services. The Convention Center's primary mission is to attract theatrical performances, conventions and meetings that will generate economic benefits for the region. The BJCC is an important community gathering place and is more than just a venue for conventions and trade shows, it is also a magnet for the local community too. BJCC hosts popular consumer events such as the Birmingham International Auto Show and Birmingham Sport & Boat Show and many more that thousands flock to every year.