The Nutcracker ~ Duke It Out!

December 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Avenue | Evanston, IL
Box Office: 847.905.1500, ext. 108

General Admission:  $7



Family Concert » 10 am & 2 pm
The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes families for Duke It Out, a concert showcasing both traditional and jazz-inflected versions of The Nutcracker Suite.

Duke it Out pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, transcription by James Stephenson) versions of the holiday favorite.  This 60-minute program offers fun for the entire family!


This Nutcracker performance, curated by Dance Chicago, pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite, performed by Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca.


This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.