Nutcracker Ballet - San Diego (CA)

Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 619.235.0804 or 800.745.3000

Local Musical Wunderkind Josephine Kim Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at San Diego’s Jacobs Music Center in 2018

Cellist Josephine Kim 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 San Diego’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Josephine Kim, 15, is positioned first stand in the cello section of the New Youth Orchestra. She has won first place in many competitions including American Protégé International Competitions, where she played at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the NYO Solo Competition. 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: Expressions Dance & Movement Center

Expressions Dance & Movement Center (EDMC), located in Santee, offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acro-tumbling, musical theater, and pom, as well as dance classes for students with special needs. EDMC is also home to award winning performing groups for ages 5 and up. The school’s performing groups compete locally and perform in the community. Students travel annually to perform at Disneyland, compete in local competitions, perform in county parades and fairs, and have even marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Expressions offers a family friendly, child-centered environment where everyone is celebrated for their unique gifts and talents.

About the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more inside its performance chamber, known as Copley Symphony Hall.

The Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve much of the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.