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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.

11/22/2013 to 11/25/2013
When: 11/22/2013
3PM & 8PM
Where: Apollo Theater
NY
United States

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Ellington at Christmas: Nutcracker Suite

 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 3PM & 8PM
 
Apollo Theater
 
 
 
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.