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The Nutcracker

Saturday 21 Dec 2019 7:30pm

Part of Christmas at Snape Maltings

Music from Tchaikovsky’s magical Christmas ballet

BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth conductor
Susan Gritton soprano

HumperdinckHansel and Gretel Overture 8’
Delius Sleigh Ride 5’
Holst The Mystic Trumpeter 20’
Arnold arr. Palmer Fantasy on The Holly and the Ivy 9’

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Act II 41’

Rich with famous melodies and sweetened by a glittering array of dances, Act II depicts the child heroine’s sleigh ride to the Kingdom of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

In the first half of the concert, there’s more fairy tale music, another sleigh-ride and a festive fantasy on one of our best-loved carols.