New Mexico Philharmonic to Collaborate with New Mexico Ballet Company in Presenting The Nutcracker Ballet at Popejoy Hall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 7, 2012—The New Mexico Philharmonic today announced that the orchestra is collaborating with the New Mexico Ballet Company to bring the classic Nutcracker Ballet to the stage in a continuation of the ever-popular holiday tradition.
The first performance is scheduled for Saturday, November 24th at 7 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m., Saturday, December 1st at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 2nd, 2 p.m.
With current American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet Principal dancers, stirring music courtesy of the full New Mexico Philharmonic orchestra, professional dancers and exquisite sets and costumes, those who love The Nutcracker will enjoy a performance to remember.
New Mexico Philharmonic Executive Director Marian Tanau said of the collaboration, “We are so very pleased to be part of this favorite of audiences everywhere. We look forward to our initial collaboration with the New Mexico Ballet Company and to many more years of this great holiday tradition.”
New Mexico Ballet Company Executive Director Emily Fine said, “New Mexico Ballet Company is thrilled to bring the New Mexico Philharmonic aboard and continue its over 20 year tradition of providing New Mexico with the highest quality and most entertaining Nutcracker in the state.”
The Nutcracker Ballet sells out quickly, so the public is encouraged to purchase tickets early. Tickets go on sale September 10th and begin at $11 for adults and $9 for children. For more information and ticket purchases, please visit NEWMEXICOBALLET.ORG or call 505-925-5858.
As the major professional orchestra in the state, the New Mexico Philharmonic is committed to inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds through its artistic excellence, innovative programming and educational and community engagement.
The New Mexico Philharmonic is a non-profit corporation recognized as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. To learn more about upcoming performances, to donate or to become a volunteer, please visit www.nmphil.org.
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Media Contact: Marian Tanau