Duke Ellington's Jazzy Nutcracker by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
Everybody knows the Nutcracker can dance ... but can he swing? Find out when Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs selections from the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite. Legend has it that Ellington's own band was doubtful when he first announced his intentions to rework Tchaikovsky's ballet, but such fears quickly subsided. In one of the most masterful works in Ellington/Strayhorn's long and distinguished collaboration, "The Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy" became "Sugar Rum Cherry," the "Arabian Dance" became "Arabesque Cookie" and "The Waltz of the Flowers" became "Dance of the Floreadores." Including up-tempo jazz carols and joyful music by founder-director Mark Harvey, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs lush, big-band takes on seasonal classics at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, benefiting the Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM), a multi-faith organization providing support to people uprooted by violence.
* Additional fees apply. No coupon or promo codes necessary to enjoy the displayed discount price.
All offers for Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite have expired.
The last date listed for Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite was Saturday December 10, 2016 / 7:30 pm.