Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex- Concert Hall
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Moscow Ballet Celebrates Touring North America for 25 years!

 

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press raves “Knock Out!” – New York Times, “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times.

Make memories of a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! www.nutcracker.com

Performance date and location coming soon!

Birmingham’s Haeun Kim accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance in 2016 at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center

The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for their proven expertise and have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive 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

Haeun Kim started learning the violin when she was four years old. Currently, she studies under the direction of Cornelia Heard at Vanderbilt University and with Jenny Gregoire at the University of Alabama. For three years, Haeun has been a recipient of the prestigious Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship from Vanderbilt University. She is the concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Alabama School of Fine Arts.  She was also named as the concertmaster of the 2015 and 2016 Alabama All State Festival Orchestra. She has performed with several orchestras nationwide. Most recently, she won first prize at the 2016 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in Hilton Head Island, SC. Internationally, she won first place in the junior division at the 2014 ENKOR International Competition for Violin and Piano and third place at the Second Leopold Auer International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. She hopes to pursue her career as a soloist and a chamber musician.  

About the Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55 years, with the exception of the annual Miss Alabama pagent and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club.

In 1998, the Alabama underwent a complete restoration. Gold leaf and other paint was cleaned or replaced, seats were replaced or recovered, and some carpet and drapes were replaced.

In 2011 The Alabama Theatre received the Building of the Year Award from the Alabama Architectural Foundation. The award is presented to the one building statewide that best exemplifies how architecture can provide a meaningful impact on the citizens of Alabama in the past, present and future.

The new Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts many live events, as well as films. Each year the Theatre hosts over 300 events attended by a half million Birmingham area citizens.