Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day of Performances

Not only did we get to play a recital this afternoon, but this evening we attended a wonderful production of the Nutcracker from the Cincinnati Ballet.  It is such a traditional piece, and yet this production took several risks: hip-hop choreography for the battle scene, flying effects, and the addition of a Clara's imaginary pet poodle.  Several traditional roles had newly interpreted costumes and choreographies and yet some of the standard favorites remained, well-timed and beautifully executed. It was such a thrill to be able to see it live with a live orchestra; something intangible and beautiful.  And so too to be able to play for the small audience today, to enjoy performing chamber music in an intimate setting.  It's been a rich day of performances.

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