Nichols Concert Hall Series: "Duke it Out!" - Nutcracker

December 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Questions? Please contact the box office at 847.448.8326

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This unique Nutcracker performance pits the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a spectacular side-by-side showdown. Curated by Dance Chicago, the program features Braeburn Brass and Music Institute of Chicago Ensemble-in Residence, Quintet Attacca. The performance is a family-friendly 60 minutes.


PLUS For the Kids!  Instrument Petting Zoo:  1 PM

Try the instruments!  MIC faculty will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate as kids explore guitar, violin, cello, piano and celesta (the instrument notably featured in the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy").