|Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2013|
|Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 pm|
|Music Hall Cleveland- Close access to 2 downtown RTA stations|
Moscow Ballet Returns to Cleveland with Great Russian Nutcracker!
Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker will be at Cleveland's Music Hall on Saturday, December 7th, at 3:00 PM.
The company of 40, comprised of award-winning principals and corps de ballet, perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes in the classic holiday ballet. To the delight of audiences of all ages, the artists bring humor, charm, athletic prowess and Russian flair to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Celebrate the beauty of the holidays and the best of Russian ballet in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
Cleveland Area Student Dancers will join Moscow Ballet Russians on Stage in December!
Cleveland area youth will soon be selected to perform alongside 40 Moscow Ballet professionals in the Great Russian Nutcracker at Music Hall Cleveland in early December. En Pointe Danse will be the host studio for Moscow Ballet’s Student Program in Cleveland, and a Moscow Ballet soloist will serve as Audition and Rehearsal Director.
Pictured here: Student dancers in a past performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker.
Every year since 1993, Moscow Ballet has engaged local ballet students and host studios in cities on the North American tour, offering them the most unusual opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in a professional setting. Children ages 7 to 16, under 5”2” and with some ballet training are eligible to audition.
"Sheer splendor and elegant dancing."
Music Hall Cleveland is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style. In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.
2012 Highlights & Events
Child Prodigy Cellist to Join Moscow Ballet Soloist on Stage
Fedor Amosov, an exceptionally talented young Russian cellist, was born in 1988 into a musical family in Moscow. He started playing the cello at the age of 6 and was soon accepted as a student at Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music College. His first public performance took place when he was 7 years old and now he performs regularly as soloist and recitalist in Russia, Europe, Japan, USA and elsewhere. He appears as a soloist with symphony orchestras and is a regular participant in festivals including Colmar Music Festival, Qabala International Festival, and Monrepos Nights Festival.
Fedor was awarded First Prize in Concertino Prague 38th International Competition, with a special prize for the best performance of Sonata No.3 by Martinů; in the Fifth International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition in Japan (Kurashiki), All-Russian Cello Competition “The Magic Bow” (Grand Prix, 2003) and the International Knushevitsky Cello Competition (2007). In the United States he won the WAMSO and Corpus Christi International Competitions. In 2010 Fedor received a Performance Diploma from Michigan State University and he is published by Wiltshire Music Company.
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Fedor has studied with renowned cellists including Stephen Geber, Suren Bagratuni, Lev Evgrafov, and Natalia Gutman and has also taken lessons with Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, and Dmitri Yablonsky. Fedor Amosov’s first CD was released on Naxos in 2010 with the program of Six Sonatas of Luigi Boccherini for cello and basso continuo arranged for cello and piano by Alfredo Piatti. The CD received fine reviews—John Sheppard, MusicWeb International wrote,“I started listening fully expecting to disapprove, but almost immediately I was won over by the sheer musicianship of both the arrangements and the performances. He plays with great panache, delicacy when that is called for, and has an enviable range of tone colors. Above all he is responsive to the sheer charm and melodious qualities of the music.” Fedor Amosov also released his Russian Cello CD on Bel Air Music label with music of Alexander Glazunov and Ivan Sokolov. And in 2012, he released Jean-Baptiste Bréval Six Sonatas op.12 in his own arrangement for cello and piano on Centaur label. Arrangements and compositions include music for piano solo, cello solo, trio, cello/flute/violin/viola with piano.
Raising funds for children’s hospitals through hospital visits,
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet is proud to support and partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), the leading supporter of children's hospitals nationwide, in raising funds to benefit young patients. In select cities (listed above), a portion of ticket sales from Moscow Ballet's 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker production will go to CMNH facilities.
Moscow Ballet ballerinas Svetlana Todinova, Natalia Miroshnyk, and Olga Aru continue to visit CMNH facilities across the U.S. to meet with young patients and their families. Among these recent events was a meet-and-greet and photo shoot with international superstars Donny and Marie Osmond (founder of CMNH) and Moscow Ballet's Svetlana Todinova in Las Vegas!
Another fundraising event is the North American Russian Tea Party and Auction on November 10 with Moscow Ballet dancers and others at the exclusive Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas TX, which benefits the Dallas Children’s Medical Center.
Moscow Ballet soloist visits Rainbow Babies Hospital
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital got a special treat in September: a visit from Moscow Ballet soloist Nataliya Miroshnyk!
The renowned ballet company is partnering with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (of which the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is a part) to raise funds—a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker performance in Cleveland go to CMNH.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it is needed the most—when a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time.
Experience Moscow Ballet's critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker while supporting some very special children at the same time!
Use the promo code CMNH when purchasing your tickets to make your donation to Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Meet the Masters at Capezio Cleveland!
Held September 13, 2012.
Attendees won prizes, saw demonstrations, and met with a real Moscow Ballet ballerina! One lucky winner even walked away with tickets to experience the spectacular 20th Anniversary production of Great Russian Nutcracker!
Below: Moscow Ballet's Nataliya Miroshnyk greets excited patrons and staff at Capezio Cleveland.
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet and Capezio teamed up to bring you the finest dancers, great prizes, and biggest discounts in local dance stores in 20 cities across the US. Moscow Ballet ballerinas Natalia Miroshnyk, Svetlana Todinova and Olga Aru greet local dancers, talk about their careers, and demonstrate the proper wear and care of their hand-made Capezio Pointe shoes.
Capezio Cleveland (440-442-8377) is the destination shop for multiple local dance studios, supplying footwear needs such as ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, and Dansneakers®. The store also stocks an extensive collection of leotards, tights, and legwarmers as well as Capezio’s newly updated Dancesport Collection.
Capezio – 125 years ago Salvatore Capezio opened a shop on Broadway and created his hand-made pointe shoes. Today, Capezio continues to value and support the worldwide dance community, offering the highest quality dance shoes, dance wear, and street wear internationally. www.capezio.com.