8 - Nutcracker and I

8 - Nutcracker and I

15 July 2018 8:00 pm

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, YO10 5DD

8 - Nutcracker and I

The Nutcracker and I

Alexandra Dariescu (piano)

A little girl walks onto the stage and starts to play the piano. Snow begins to fall and the little girl transforms into a woman, playing some of the most loved ballet music of all time. The Nutcracker and I is a groundbreaking multimedia performance for pianist, ballerina, digital animation - and anyone who dares to dream. Alexandra Dariescu tells us her own story as Clara, a little girl from Romania who came to Yorkshire as a child and grew up to become a concert pianist. She is joined on stage by a ballerina who dances behind a see-through gauze screen. Projected onto it, and bringing the story to life are exquisite digital animations, all hand drawn, which follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ across the screen to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music.

‘Enormously impressive’ - BBC Music Magazine

‘Here is a pianist with something special to say’ – Pianist magazine

Pre-concert and interval bar

Concert transport available to the concert hall from Scarborough via Pickering and Helmsley to York. Please register your interest with the Office

Prices: Full £20.00, Gold £16.00, Silver £18.00, Under 25 £10.00
Ryedale500A number of tickets will be available to under 25s for £1 at this concert.

Ring the Box Office on 01751 475777 from 11th June onwards to check for tickets - see Booking Information

I believe my responsibility as a young artist is to reach out to as many people as possible and build bridges for those new to classical music. During one of my education workshops, a 12-year-old asked me what I think of when I play. I told him I like to step into a different world by creating little stories in my mind. It wasn’t until a little later when I realised that perhaps there is a way to share some of this magic during the moment when it actually happens on stage. ‘The Nutcracker and I’ takes one of these stories and re-imagines it in a very personal context, making use of some amazing technology that has never been seen quite like this before in a piano recital’ – Alexandra Dariescu

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