With Nutcracker Reimagined the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi take audiences into a fairytale world with Tchaikovsky’s magical music at its heart. Järvi’s new arrangement of Nutcracker completes his trilogy of Dramatic Symphony adaptations of Tchaikovsky’s ballets, after Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.
This fresh reworking showcases Nutcracker's less familiar numbers alongside the famous dances, and features imaginative reorchestrations together with newly composed music between movements. The other pieces on tonight’s programme, including Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Järvi’s Ascending Swans, which is based on the ‘Song of Praise’ from Sibelius’s Swanwhite Suite, surround and intermesh with Nutcracker to create a seamless flow of music.
Tchaikovsky’s fantasy world becomes the basis of a transformative experience, a seasonal concert infused with Nordic magic. ‘When the concert starts, we want to draw audiences into a dream-like state,’ says Järvi. ‘And after experiencing an incredible mix of music and drama, and immersing themselves in the fairytale
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