Nutcracker Ballet - Baltimore (MD)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
T: 410.547.7328

The Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Moscow Ballet Orchestra of Baltimore brings Tchaikovsky’s timeless score to life in performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre. Enjoy the ballet as Tchaikovsky intended it with live music conducted by Michael Repper, internationally-acclaimed conductor and pianist. Rejoice as Masha and the Nutcracker Prince take you and your family back to simpler times filled with childlike dreams and Christmas magic. This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Baltimore Conductor Michael Repper

 

Michael Repper conducts the Orchestra of the Moscow Ballet in productions of the Great Russian Nutcracker each season in Baltimore. Along with regular engagements in the mid-Atlantic, his international credits include a recent debut with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Artes Nazionale Orchestra in Florence, Italy, and Wollongong, Australia. He regularly conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has been invited several times to conduct the St. Louis Symphony and other major professional orchestras. He is an avid pianist, having performed several times alongside his own orchestras while conducting from the piano. Mike is the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia and served as Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore for five years. Michael enjoys a full schedule of guest conducting, most recently premiering a concert of new music with the Grammy-Nominated Metropolis Ensemble, and leading the NY-based ensemble Camerata Notturna.

Baltimore’s Kodály American Children's Choir Sings Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Snowflakes”

The highly noted Baltimore’s Kodály American Children's Choiraccompanies Moscow Ballet for a special performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Hippodrome Theatre. As part of Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program, the choir accompanies dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I, and present a special pre-performance showcase in the lobby.  Moscow Ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” program, presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour, provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs.

About Host Studio: The Moving Company Dance Center

The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC) provides professional dance instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. In our classes of ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, we challenge and support our students to reach their artistic and technical promise. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and to train well prepared, technically proficient dancers in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Our classes are small allowing our devoted and accomplished teachers to provide individualized attention. We invite you to come visit us to experience the creative atmosphere and be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students and teachers.

About The Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre, now a part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, first opened its doors in 1914 as a movie palace. Vaudeville performances were held there, too, featuring such legends as Red Skelton and Benny Goodman. The building underwent renovations in the early 1960s, reopening with the regional premiere of the film Cleopatra. The theater was closed for a short time in the 1990s, as the venue's popularity waned. Today, the Hippodrome has regained its popularity and regularly hosts a variety of events, from Broadway productions to concerts to comedy shows.