The Frederick Symphony Orchestra will perform Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker on Dec. 9 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. in Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.
The second Masterworks concert’s feature composition, Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker , draws inspiration from Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s two-act ballet of the same name, fusing tradition and modernity.
The holiday concert also includes Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride by award-winning composer Leroy Anderson, Ancient Airs and Dances Set I by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, and Holiday Pops Sing Along by Bob Cerulli with guest conductor Andrew Rosenfeld.
The concert showcases principal flutist Paulela Burchill during Suite Antique by British composer John Rutter and principal cellist Tom Mitchell during Prayer from Jewish Life No. 1 by American-Swiss composer Ernest Bloch.
Concert tickets are available at www.mdtix.com/frederick-symphony.html . All tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event based on seating arrangements.
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is located in Frederick, Maryland. The symphony has returned for its 21s t season with a dedicated membership comprised of talented musicians who are excited to contribute to the arts community. More information can be found at www.fredericksymphony.org .