Nutcracker for Kids
Roger Kalia, conductor
Joe Lauderdale, director
Charlotte Rubino, narrator
Luke Bruderer, narrator
Festival Ballet Theatre — Salwa Rizkalla, artistic director
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from "The Nutcracker"
Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed 45-minute version created just for kids. This annual favorite finishes with a grand finale sing-along and a jolly visit from Santa himself!
Enjoy FREE interactive activities in the lobby inspired by each concert’s theme! Featuring family-friendly arts and crafts, an instrument petting zoo, and opportunities to meet Symphony musicians, local performing groups, and more!
Activities begin at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. attendees and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. attendees.
Learn more about the music and the artists in the program notes.
Digital Program Notes: Notestream has partnered with Pacific Symphony to bring you digital program notes in an easy-to-read format on your iPhone or iPad. The NoteStream app includes all the notes you'll find in the program book as well as images and videos. Use the unique "Tap to Listen" feature and Siri herself will read the notes to you!
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