Joined by Ballet Quad Cities, Orchestra Iowa presents a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutracker ballet. Tchaikovsky’s final ballet, The Nutcracker was first staged at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on December 18, 1892. It is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," and tells the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against the evil Mouse King.
(Concert recorded Dec. 1 and 2, 2012)