Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
RBTL Auditorium Theatre
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Local Musical Wunderkind Liza Sommers Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Rochester’s RBTL Auditorium Theatre in 2018

Violinist Elizabeth (Liza) Sommers accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Rochester’s RBTL Auditorium Theatre. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Liza Sommers is a high school senior who has been playing the violin since she was eight. She performs in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and plans to pursue historical performance on the Baroque violin.Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Host Studio: Dancing with Denise

Dancing with Denise was established in 1985 when owner/teacher Denise Baller taught dance to children in over 40 daycare centers in and around the Rochester area. As her students grew up, she opened a dance studio to add evening and Saturday classes for her students who were then in elementary school and beyond. Dancing with Denise is well known for promoting fun, good health, and confidence in a non-pressure, non-competitive environment. Family-centered, Dancing with Denise hosts and participates in family fun events like local parades, providing entertainment at farmer’s markets, participating in Sea Breeze Dance Days, holding their annual dance recital, hosting birthday parties, Family Fun Nights, and Zumba® classes for all ages (from baby through adult). Dancing with Denise has recently relocated the dance studio to Webster, NY, where “Having Fun is Our Philosophy” will always be the center of what they do.

About RBTL Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre started out as the Masonic Temple of Rochester when it was constructed in 1928. The building was home to the local Masons fraternal organization offices as well as the 2,464-seat Auditorium Theatre, which regularly featured touring productions, music concerts, and comedy revues. By the late 1980s, the building was converted into office space, meeting rooms, and banquet halls, in addition to the Theatre. The theater wing of what has been renamed Auditorium Center is now owned and operated by the Rochester Broadway Theater League. Auditorium Theatre hosts a variety of entertainment productions such as Broadway musicals, music concerts, dance performances, and children’s shows.