The Arapahoe Philharmonic, under the direction of Devin Patrick Hughes, will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, in concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium on The Englewood High School Campus, 3800 S. Logan Street, Englewood. The concert will be preceded by a talk with the conductor at 6:45 p.m. Additionally, the Classic Children’s Corner at 7:10 p.m. will feature two young dancers from the Colorado Ballet showcasing traditional Nutcracker ballet costumes.
Holiday performances of The Nutcracker are certainly not uncommon, but performing the complete work in concert without dance is a special chance to focus solely on Tchaikovsky’s brilliant musical writing. “I think of the piece as more of a symphonic opera,” states AP Music Director Devin Patrick Hughes. “The story is entertaining and the dancers are wonderful, but to me the music is the heart and soul of the work.”
The program will also include a selection of holiday audience sing-along favorites.
Tickets are available online at arapahoe-phil.org or by calling 303-781-1892.
A new ticket package is available for young adults age 18 to 35 this season. This “Pay Your Age” package includes four tickets to be used at any of our concerts for the cost of the purchaser’s age. It’s priced to entice and give maximum flexibility to young professional classical music lovers in the region. Some restrictions, which are outlined on our website, do apply.
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