Pan American Nutcracker Suite Reimagined

Tuesday | November 21 2023 | 7:30 pm

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$25 student tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

Experience “The Pan American Nutcracker Suite Reimagined,” a musical odyssey that combines big band music, dance, and visual art into a multicultural extravaganza! This innovative rendition of "The Nutcracker" presents a fresh and imaginative take, blending the timeless brilliance of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with a diverse tapestry of musical traditions from across the Americas and beyond. Join us on this exciting, never-before-seen journey that will transport you to a world of joy and wonder and promises to leave you smiling from ear to ear!

The Pan American Nutcracker Suite (arr. Joe McCarthy and Vince Norman), an adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Rhythm Section:
Joe McCarthy, Drum Set, Band Leader, Musical Director
Vinny Valentino, Guitar
Luisito Quintero, Congas, Percussion
Jo Ann Daugherty, Piano
John Benitez, Bass

Trumpets:
Nick Marchione, Lead Trumpet
Tatum Greenblatt, Trumpet
John Lake, Trumpet
Diego Urcola, Trumpet

Saxophones:
Alejandro Aviles, Lead Alto 
Andrew Gould, Alto 2
Ben Kono, Tenor 1
Luis Hernandez, Tenor 2
Frank Basile, Baritone Saxophone

Trombones:
Mark Patterson, Lead Trombone
Sam Blakeslee, Trombone
John Yao, Trombone
Jeff Nelson, Bass Trombone

Dancers: 
Shani Talmor
Natalia Nieves
Brayan Llamoza
Adriel Flete
William Ervin
Selena Tornez 

Choreography by Maria Torres
Visual Art by Claudia Mulet
Photo credit: Jon Barnes
Produced by Angelface Records, LLC and Jorge Pedreira

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