Local Nutcracker with Live Orchestra and Russian Roots

Monday, November 23, 2009

Experience the Nutcracker performed with live orchestra closer to home. Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) and the Rainer Symphony Ballet Orchestra bring this holiday tradition to the Eastside/Northshore communities for two weekends: December 5, 6, 12, and 13 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Bothell (18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011).

Viktoria Titova, EBT artistic director, traveled around the world as a ballerina with the Bolshoi Theatre Grigorivich Company before putting down her roots in the Seattle area. EBT's production draws on this rich classical Russian tradition where Tchaikovsky's music and original choreography for Marius Petipa's beloved ballet originated. Ms. Titova performs as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Oleg Gorbolouv, former soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, as Cavalier, along with other regional professionals.

David Waltman, conductor of the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra, is in his eighth season as Music Director of Rainier Symphony, and also serves as Music Director of the Port Gardner Bay Chamber Orchestra and Permanent Guest Conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in Russia. The orchestra will include Finnish born violinist Ilkka Talvi, Concertmaster; violinist and violist Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi, the current Concertmaster for Pacific Northwest Ballet; and cellist Tom Walworth, the director of orchestras at Thomas Jefferson High School and Lakota Middle School in Federal Way, WA.
Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm

Ticket prices are Adult/$30, Senior/$25, and Youth/$15. Tickets are available online or by calling the NPAC Foundation at 425-408-7988, Monday - Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

About the Northshore Performing Arts Center
The Northshore Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 600-seat theatre located on the Bothell High School campus (18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell).  

The Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation (The Foundation) was established by Northshore-area residents (Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, and Woodinville, WA) dedicated to a cultural center for performing arts and engaging children in global, creative, educational programs. NPACF is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Visit the NPACF website for the season schedule

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