The Nutcracker Open was a huge success! We would like to thank the sponsors for this event: ARC Technology, BetterCarPeople, CarFax, Hendricks Automotive Group, and True Car. Great appreciation to our volunteers: Justin Allen, David and Franci Dunderdale, Lloyd & Wanda Hecht, Angela Hudson, Amy McKinnie, Mamie McMaster, Donna Norwood, Jimmy Norwood, Bonita Simpson, and Kim Wolfe.
The Nutcracker Open Golf Tournament was created to raise funds to allow the Union County Youth Ballet the opportunity to perform the Nutcracker ballet with Union Symphony playing live music for the performance.
Union Symphony is pleased this season to partner with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker. With your help, we raised funds to support the 2016 Nutcracker Performance.
Union Symphony and Union County Youth Ballet are 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organizations.
Union Symphony & Union County Youth Ballet performed The Nutcracker at The Batte Center, Wingate University
Friday & Saturday, Dec 9th & 10th.
Union Symphony was pleased this season to partner with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann and choreographed by Marius Petipa, this ballet has been delighting audiences since 1892. The magical story of young Clara and the toys under her family’s Christmas Tree—The Nutcracker in battle with the Mouse King and their travel to the Land of Sweets—includes some of the best-loved melodies ever written. In Tchaikovsky’s colorful score (“Waltz of the Flowers”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”), both the celesta and bass clarinet were introduced to the symphony orchestra.
In present times, less dance companies are able to present the The Nutcracker with live orchestra, as it was intended. With huge gratitude to The Nutcracker Open Golf Committee, it is a privilege that the Union Symphony Orchestra could collaborate with the Union County Youth Ballet on this delightful endeavor!