Concert Review: ‘Swingin’ Nutcracker à la Ellington featuring Step Afrika!’ by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

December brings us a smorgasbord of Nutcracker interpretations, but none more unique than this world premiere of “Swingin’ Nutcracker à la Ellington featuring Step Afrika!” commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which expands Duke Ellington’s 1960 swingin’ jazz arrangement of nine Nutcracker melodies into a full performance of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas fairy tale, arranged by composer […]
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Concert Review: ‘Swingin’ Nutcracker à la Ellington featuring Step Afrika!’ by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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