GCCB'S Holiday Performance
FEATURING NUTCRACKER BALLET DIVERTISSEMENTS & A SPECIAL HOLIDAY CHORAL cONCERT BY THE
GREENWICH ACADEMY MADRIGALS
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM at Greenwich Academy’s Massey Theatre
Come and enjoy a wonderful holiday event hosted by the Greenwich Conservatory of Classical Ballet, featuring Divertissements from the Nutcracker, performed by the GCCB corps de ballet dancers (boys and girls ages 5 - 18). The Nutcracker is the most beloved of all family and holiday ballets. It is a signature musical creation by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with ballet choreography by Marius Petipa, and has been thrilling audiences since its premiere in 1892. To learn more about the Nutcracker, CLICK HERE , and read about its rich history courtesy of the Petipa Society. Get into the holiday spirit by clicking on the audio box below and enjoying the powerful and memorable sounds of the Nutcracker overture (or if the music preloaded on your device, the audio control will allow you to turn off the soundtrack). Our Winter Showcase performance will be choreographed by GCCB faculty Liudmila Polonskaya. Ms. Polonskaya is a graduate of the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she was a teacher for five years, and she earned masters degree in classical ballet pedagogy also from the Vaganova Academy. She has an exceptional artistic eye and choreographic talent, and her passion is developing children and students into sophisticated ballet artists. In addition to the ballet performance, GCCB is hosting the exceptional Greenwich Academy Madrigals to delight our families and guests with holiday inspired music for the second act of our production.
About the Madrigals
The Madrigals are Greenwich Academy’s award-winning choral group, representing a long tradition of musical excellence and achievement. The Madrigals treble ensemble has received invitations to perform both regionally and internationally. They have performed at a private reception hosted by First Lady Laura Bush at the White House, performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at a New York Mets baseball game, have toured Italy, Austria, Spain, France and Scandinavia, and have produced six music CDs. Beth Raaen, conductor of the Madrigal Singers, earned her bachelor of music degree in voice from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and her master of music degree from Southern Methodist University. To get a preview of the Madrigals, click on the musical tracks on the Soundcloud player-box below right.
Buy Tickets Now
Student tickets are priced at $25 for all students under age 18, and adult tickets are $45. Senior citizen and active military service discounts are available, please call for details. Seating is first come, first served (best seats to earliest purchasers, as well when the theatre reaches capacity ticket sales will cease) and email confirmation is your proof of purchase and ticket confirmation. Please email or call GCCB with any questions you may have or click through to purchase your tickets now. Thank you for supporting our students and coming to enjoy what will be a magical hour of ballet and music.
Venue Location: Greenwich Academy Performing Arts Center, Massey Theatre, 200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Parking is available on site and handicap accessible.