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Witchita, KS

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Orpheum Theatre  

Wichita Parking


Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Wichita, KS !


altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Select a Seat 316-755-7328 or toll free 855-755-7328  or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.


Wichita Musical Wunderkind - Jennifer Ahn


altMoscow Ballet is honored to present Jennifer Ahn, a 16-year old high school student, as Musical  Wunderkind at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita. She studies violin under Ruth Meints of the Omaha Conservatory of Music, where she is a recipient of the Dr. David Jasper Scholarship. She serves as concertmaster of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra (OAYO) Youth Symphony and recently served as concertmaster of the 2013 All-State Orchestra in Kansas. She performs with various orchestras, including Orchestra Omaha in 2009 and 2013, the Omaha Symphony for their “Celebrating Creativity” program in 2010 and 2011, the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra in 2011, and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in 2013. She was also selected as one of 12 young artists in the nation to participate in the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013, where she had the opportunity to perform multiple times with the Ottawa Chamber Symphony in Ottawa, KS.

Jennifer has won multiple local and state competitions, including the Orchestra Omaha Youth Concerto Competition (2008, 2012), the OAYO Concerto Competition (2011), the Larsen Young Artist Award (2012), the Nebraska Senior Strings Division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition (2012, 2013), the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2013), and the Kearney Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition (2013). Most recently she has been selected as the Junior Division Winner of the Nebraska American String Teachers Association’s State Competition and has made OAYO history by being the only person to win their concerto competition twice. She has also won numerous regional competitions including the Lucy Weed Strings Competition (2012) and the West Central Senior Strings Division of the MTNA Competition (2014). She has also been selected as a semi-finalist in the American String Teachers Association Competition (2012), as well as the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2012, 2014).

Jennifer’s Master Class teachers include Brian Lewis, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Dylana Jenson, Stephen Clapp, David Updegraff, Simon James, Eugene Fodor, and David Kim, among many others. She has also worked with numerous pit orchestras/chamber ensembles for musical productions including “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Lil’ Abner,” and “The Last Five Years,” among other productions for the Ralston Community Theater. Jennifer teaches for the Violin Sprouts program that was launched through the Omaha Conservatory of Music in 2014.


"[Great Russian Nutcracker] pops to life...this edition [of the Nutcracker] is fresh and bright."
Sioux City Journal


The Oraltpheum Theatre opened its doors in 1922, hosting numerous acts and performances weekly. In its heyday, the theatre hosted nearly every major vaudeville star of the time, including Eddie Cantor and Fannie Brice. The building slowly detereorated over the years, and was closed in 1974. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, but remained closed until 1992 when a group of investors was able to get restorations underway; the renovation work is expected to be completed by 2013. Today, the Orpheum hosts concerts, films, theater and dance productions, and more, including White Christmas, BB King, Brian Setzer, and Los Lobos.

 

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