Music from The Nutcracker


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Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano

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Newly appointed BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh embraces love and longing in this program. He opens with John Adams’ witty musical depiction of Chairman Mao and his future wife joining in a humorous, slightly amorous foxtrot. The sights and sounds of dream-like Arabian Nights are conjured in Ravel’s ravishingly beautiful song cycle. And what better way to be transported to the Land of Sweets than through the glorious, joyous music of Tchaikovsky’s second act from The Nutcracker?

Please note: There is no dance accompanying this program.