Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Nutcracker Time Again!

Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" is one of the world's most beloved musical works. The suite consists of a selection of eight numbers from "The Nutcracker" ballet, chosen by the composer for concert performance. The suite, first performed in 1892, became instantly popular, but it was almost 60 years before the ballet became widely known.

Composer-pianist Alfred Watson will visit the library on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm with his annual holiday concert and lecture, featuring music and history from the ballet. Alfred Watson is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York and has performed on many radio stations and in recitals in the US. He has also performed in Warsaw and was given the rare honor of performing in the home of Frederick Chopin in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. This is his fourth visit to the Merrimack Library.

This program is free and open to adults and children age 8 and older. Seating is limited so registration is strongly recommended. Try our new online registration at This program is filling up quickly, so don't wait.

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