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Ellington at Christmas: Nutcracker Suite at the Apollo Theater
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Ellington at Christmas:  Nutcracker Suite at the Apollo Theater

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn infused the legendary Tchaikovsky score with swinging brass, colorful solos and jumpin’ jazz melodies. The second half of the program, Ellington’s wonderful Sacred Music, is serious and swinging, reverent and hip. Rarely performed live in New York, this Apollo exclusive, narrated by Keith David, features a 16-piece orchestra, the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir,

12/7/2013
When: Saturday, December 7 2013
3PM, 8PM
Where: Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater Mainstage
253 West 125th Street
New York 10027
United States

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Ellington at Christmas:  Nutcracker Suite


 

For a twist on a seasonal classic and true holiday joy, nothing beats Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn infused the legendary Tchaikovsky score with swinging brass, colorful solos and jumpin’ jazz melodies. The second half of the program, Ellington’s wonderful Sacred Music, is serious and swinging, reverent and hip. Rarely performed live in New York, this Apollo exclusive, narrated by Keith David, features a 16-piece orchestra, the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir, the soaring voices of Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, and tap master Savion Glover.

Musical Direction:
David Berger
Featuring:
Savion Glover, Keith David, Lizz Wright, Priscilla Baskerville, David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir, and Dance Theatre of Harlem Dance Students

Tickets: $75, $55, $45, $35
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
Online at Ticketmaster.com
By phone at 800.745.3000
Groups of 10 or more: $63.75, $46.75, $38.25, $29.75
Groups Call: 212.531.5355
Generous support for Ellington at Christmas provided by the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, JoAnn Price, and Earl W. and Amanda Stafford.