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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "The piece, which begins and ends quietly but achieves a resonant climax at its center, holds the listener through a canny blend of instrumental colors and combinations, chromatic but not dissonant, and ultimately pleasing." --L.A. Times
- Pianist Simon Trpceski has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra and will soon make his premiere with the San Francisco Symphony.
Fall under the spell of rising star Simon Trpceski in Saint-Saens' romantic piano concerto, and lose yourself in de Falla's tale of love with its blazing Ritual Fire Dance.
The LACO celebrates the world premiere of Ecstatic Visions, a chamber symphony by our composer-in-residence, Pierre Jalbert, and, as a rousing finale to the season, Jeffrey Kahane joins Simon Trpcski for a dazzling display at the piano.
Maestro Jeffrey Kahane's pre-concert talk begins an hour before concert.
About the Pianist
Born in Macedonia in 1979, Simon Trpceski has won prizes in international piano competitions in the UK (World Piano Competition 2000), Czech Republic and Italy. In July 2002 he graduated from the Faculty of Music of the University of St Cyril and St Methodius in Skopje and he is continuing his studies with Professor Boris Romanov. He was a member of the BBC New Generation Scheme 2001 - 2003, and in May 2003 he was awarded the 'Young Artist Award' by the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Simon's first recital recording was made for EMI Classics' Debut Series, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. In October 2003 it received both the Editor's Choice and the Debut Album Awards at the Gramophone Awards. In Gramophone Magazine, Bryce Morrison wrote "Everything is musically and ardently inflected and while Trpceski's virtuoso voltage...is awe-inspiring, his unfailing musicianship is even more remarkable."
About the Composer
Pierre Jalbert has been composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since fall 2002. He received his musical training at Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Pennsylvania. He has received numerous awards for his compositions, including the Rome Prize in Composition, a Guggenheim fellowship, BMI and ASCAP Awards, a Society of Composer's Award, the Bearns Prize in Composition, and a Tanglewood Music Center fellowship.
His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and abroad, including two Carnegie Hall performances of his orchestral works. The Joyful Mysteries was performed by the New York Youth Symphony in 1992, and Shock-Waves was performed by the American Composers Orchestra in 1997. His orchestral works have also received performances from the Budapest Symphony. In October, 2001, the London Symphony performed his In Aeternam at the Barbican Centre in London as part of the BBC's Masterprize Competition, in which he received first prize. He has also received commissions from violinist Midori, the Albany Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Fischer Duo, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Zeitgeist, and the Maia String Quartet, among others.
About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.