Nutcracker Ballet - Syracuse (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Award winning teen musicians opened Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Sophia Jeongyoon Han, 16, has been studying the violin since she was five years old.  Sophia is a student at Manlius Pebble Hill School where she participates in the string orchestra and volunteers as an instructor and conductor for younger violinists.  She also plays for the Syracuse Youth Orchestra with which she has had the honor of serving as concertmistress several times.  Sophia has participated in Junior and Senior High All-County Festivals as concertmistress for the past four years.  In addition, she has performed in master classes and was featured in the Civic Morning Musicals’ Live at the Everson: Central New York Young Artists Live in 2012 and 2013.  Sophia was awarded Honorable Mention in the Central New York Association of Music Teachers’ 2014 Instrumental Competition.

About The Oncenter

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter, an SMG managed facility, has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes.

Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H.  Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. 

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Syracuse at Crouse Hinds Theater at Oncenter on December 17 ~ Tickets On Sale April 24

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Syracuse on Sunday, December 17, 2:00 pm matinee and 6:00 pm at Crouse Hinds Theater at Oncenter. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 24. 

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 Syracuse are available April 24 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Syracuse Performances!

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Dance Centre North celebrates over 25 years of training students in dance for performance expertise on the stage and working annually with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Through the discipline of classical ballet training,Dance Centre Northstudents have gained not only these qualities, but also the ability to integrate these skills into both academic education and future endeavors. Cathy Napolitano-Mucci (Director/Instructor)has a multi-faceted background of dance training which includes seminars and master classes with such noted artist’s as Irina Kolpakova and Janina Cunova on the Russian Ballet technique at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Dance Center North offers leveled training for all ages starting with Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet and up through pre-professional Classical Ballet, Pointe/Variations, Pas de Deux, Men’s & Boy’s Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Tap and Body Conditioning. And the DCN training includes established and proven professional faculty with worldwide company, college and university affiliations, as well as Broadway and regional production experience.