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'Romeo and Juliette'

Photograph by Chris Ayers
Endless Love: Rochelle Bard and Isaac Hurtado play the star-crossed lovers of 'Roméo and Juliette,' opening Sept. 9 at Opera San José.

2006 Fall Arts Issue

Classical Music, Opera and Dance

Six Reasons in '06 to go to a classical concert this fall

1) Scary Music. For a Halloween concert, the Saratoga Symphony gets downright satanic with Boccherini's House of the Devil Symphony, Paganini's The Witches, Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre and Peter Lindpaintner's The Vampire Overture. Lindpaintner, an obscure 19th-century German composer noted mostly for his bassoon compositions, somehow found his way into blood-sucking lore with his 1828 opera Der Vampyr, almost 75 years before Bram Stoker lapped the field. Oct. 29.

2) A Centennial. Dmitri Shostakovich was born Sept. 25, 1906, and Symphony Silicon Valley is celebrating with guest soloist Gary Hoffman performing the Russian composer's Cello Concerto no. 1. Guest conductor Martin West leads the orchestra. Oct. 26 and 28-29.

3) Acoustics. Mission Chamber Orchestra performs Mozart's Requiem in St. Joseph Cathedral Dome, a unique sonic venue for one of the great works of the classical literature. This concert, a fifth anniversary memorial for Sept. 11, also features Terry Vosbein's Prayer for Peace and Craig Bohmler's Songs of Loss. Sept. 9.

4) Elvis Has Not Left the Building. The other Elvis—Costello—wrote Il Sogno for the Italian dance company Aterballetto to accompany its adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The full-length work gets its West Coast premiere from Eric Kujawsky and the always adventurous Redwood Symphony. Oct. 8.

5) World Premieres. The San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Project collaborate on The Songbird and the Eagle, with words by Rick Davis and music by Kim D. Sherman. The commissioned work takes off from a Buddhist tale and evokes the idea of peace through individual action. Dec. 8-10. Philharmonia Baroque, which usually dips into the past, commissions a new work for the first time: To Hell and Back, a redo of The Rape of Persephone by Dead Man Walking composer David Heggie, with librettist Gene Scheer. Patti LuPone will sing the lead. Nov. 2.

6) The Willis. Ballet San Jose (having jettisoned the unwieldy Silicon Valley in its name) presents the granddaddy of romantic ballets, Giselle, based on the somewhat creepy (if you stop and really think about it) Slavic tale of the "Willis," young women who perished on their wedding days who can't stay in their graves and lure young men to their demises on midnight highways. Who says classical dance is stuffy? Nov. 16-19.

—Michael S. Gant

Classical Music

California Youth Symphony
Various locations; Sundays at 2:30pm; $6-$12; 650.325.6666
Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, with Young Artist Competition winner Philip Jung—Nov. 12 at Flint Center and Nov. 19 at San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Holiday Concert—Dec. 3 at Spangenberg Theatre, Palo Alto
A concert of pieces by Mussorgsky and Bernstein, along with various concertos—March 11 at San Mateo Performing Arts Center and March 18 at Flint Center
May concert, highlighting the works of Adams, Shostakovich and Strauss, with solo violinist Zenas Hsu—May 13 at Flint Center and May 20 at San Mateo Performing Arts Center

California Youth Symphony

Just Call: The California Youth Symphony rehearses for its November show at Flint Center.

Cantabile Choral Guild
St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, San Jose; $6-$25; 650.424.1418
Holidays With Cantabile—Dec. 3 at 7:30pm
Chanticleer All-male chorus performs throughout Bay Area; see for details.
Quotations, new choral works—Sept. 23 at 8pm at Mission Santa Clara
A Chanticleer Christmas—Dec. 15 at 6 and 8:30pm at Mission Santa Clara
Love's Messengers, a night of romantic music—March 17 at 8pm at Mission Santa Clara
And on Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass—May 19 at 8pm at St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica

El Camino Youth Symphony
Various venues; 650.327.2611;
Benefit Concert, with guest artist David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra—Oct. 21 at 7:30pm at California Theatre and Oct. 22 at 8pm at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Sinfonietta Orchestra Fall Classic, featuring ECYS Concerto Competition winners Lidia Park and Tiffany Shen—Nov. 12 at 2pm at Cubberley Community Center Theatre
Holiday Concert, including ECYS Concerto Competition winners Timothy Yu, Stephanie Tsai, Lily Tsai and Saranya Sethuraman—Dec. 17 at 7:30pm at Spangenberg Theatre

Ives Quartet
Fridays at 8pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, and Saturdays at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; 650.328.0990
Fall Concert, works by Mozart and Beethoven—Oct. 13-14
Winter concert, with the world premiere of Hyo-shin Na's "Ten Thousand Ugly Ink Blots"—Jan. 26-27
Spring concert, with pieces by Quincy Porter, Beethoven and Dvorak—May 11-12

Los Gatos Community Concert Association
Los Gatos High School Auditorium; subscriptions $10-$50; 408.377.1106
Bronn Journey, Celtic music—Oct. 29 at 2:30pm
The Quintet of the Americas—Jan. 21 at 2:30pm
Alpin Hong—Feb. 25
Rebecca Jackson and Felix Lawi—April 22

Mission Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Emily Ray; various venues; $5-$25; 408.293.6060
9/11 Memorial, with mezzo-soprano Sherri Phelps—Sept. 9 at 8pm at St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, San Jose
Postcards From Italy, with guitarist Michael Bautista—Nov. 4 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon and Nov. 5 at 2:30pm at Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd., San Jose
Eastern European Tour, with cellist Lawrence Granger—Jan. 27 at 8pm at San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose and Jan. 28 at 2:30pm at Monta Vista High School, 21840 McClellan Rd., Cupertino
Classical Splendor, with pianist Jon Nakamatsu—April 28 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon
Music of Portugal—June 10 at 3pm at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose

Montalvo Arts Center
Classical concerts at the Carriage House, Saratoga; around $25-$50; 408.961.5858
David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano—Nov. 3 at 8pm
The Romeros—Nov. 17 at 8pm
Kit Armstrong, piano—Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
Lang Lang—Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
Itzhak Perlman—Jan. 28 at 7:30pm
Robert Greenberg: The Piano Sonatas of Beethoven—Feb. 11, March 11, April 1, May 6 and May 20 at 2pm
Sarh Chang—April 5 at 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet—May 18 at 8pm

Morgan Hill Wind Symphony
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill; 408.842.6130
Holiday Concert—Dec. 3 at 7:30pm

Music at Kohl Mansion
Classical groups perform in monthly or twice-monthly intervals; Sundays at 7pm; $19-$65; Kohl Mansion, Burlingame; 650.762.1130
Grieg Trio, works by Grieg, Haydn and Tchaikovsky—Oct. 22
Parisii Quartet—Nov. 5
Holiday Celebration, with musicians from the S.F. Symphony—Dec. 17
Alexander String Quartet, a concert of pieces by Mozart and others—Jan. 7
Paris Piano Trio, featuring works for trios—Feb. 4
Amedeo Modigliani Quartet—Feb. 25
Fog Trio, performing pieces by Haydn, Dvorak and Mendelssohn—March 11
Vilnius Quartet, featuring works by Grieg and others—April 1

New Music Works
Cutting-edge classical; various venues in Santa Cruz; call 831.420.5260 for tickets
Sound Horizons VIII, new scores for chamber ensemble by young area composers, plus a student piece by Lou Harrison—Oct. 8 at 7pm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.; $8/$10
Rain Forest, U.S. premiere of Jack Body's adaptations of Pygmy songs, plus works by Phil Collins, Górecki and others—Dec. 3 at 7pm at First Congregational Church, 900 High St.; $12/$15

Nova Vista Symphony
Directed by Ann Krinitsky; Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos; Saturdays at 8pm; $9-$18; 408.530.0700
Passion and Nationalism, with International Russian Music Piano Competition winner Yukiko Sekino— Oct. 28
Fire, Fatigue and Fortress, featuring violinist David Wilson and flutists Jamie Mulfinger and Christine Doxtad—Dec. 9
British Brilliance, with San Francisco Symphony's principal tubist Jeffrey Anderson—Feb. 17 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
3 B's with a Hungarian Twist, highlighting works by Berlioz, Brahms and Bartok—April 7

Palo Alto Philharmonic
Cubberley Theatre or Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto; $5-$16; 650.988.6600
Orchestra concert, with selections from Faure, Lalo, Dvorak and Thomas Shoebotham—Oct. 21 at 8pm at Cubberley
Chamber music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others—Nov. 11 at 8pm at Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
Orchestra concert,with pieces by Liszt, Bartok, Brahms and Haydn, with soloist Jeno Jando—Dec. 2 at 8pm at Cubberley
Orchestra concert with works by Copland, Hovhaness, Gershwin and a world-premiere piece by Actor—Feb. 24 at 8pm at Cubberley
Chamber concert, featuring selections from Schubert and others—March 10 at 8pm at Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
Orchestra concert, highlighting works by Biggs, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, with solist David Felberg—April 14 at 8pm at Cubberley
Youth and Family Concert—May 20 at 3pm at Cubberley

Peninsula Symphony
Directed by Mitchell Sardou Klein; various venues; $20-$33; 650.941.5291
Viva L'Italia, with baritone David Narducci and soprano Sandra Rubalcava—Oct. 13 at 8pm at San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Oct. 14 at 8pm at Flint Center
A Holiday Celebration, with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus—Dec. 1 at 8pm and Dec. 3 at 1:30pm at Stanford Memorial Church
Music From the Big Screen—Jan. 19 at 8pm at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Jan. 20 at 8pm at Fox Theatre.
Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, with alto Wendy Hillhouse—March 16 at 8pm San Mateo Performing Arts Center and March 17 at 8pm at Flint Center.
Keyboard Extravaganza, with pianist Christopher O'Riley and organist Alison Luedecke—May 18 at 8pm at Fox Theatre and May 19 at 8pm at Flint Center

Peninsula Youth Orchestra
San Mateo Performing Arts Center; 650.325.7967
Fall Orchestra Concert, featuring works by Miller, Bernstein, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff—Nov. 12 at 4pm

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Directed by Nicholas McGegan; First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto; $29-$67; 415.252.1288
A Genie and the Sun God, works by Handel and Rameau—Sept. 15 at 8pm
Classical Encounter, with conductor Nicholas Kraemer—Oct. 13 at 8pm
Metamorphoses, works by Jake Heggie, Locatelli and Geminiani, featuring vocalists Isabel Bayrakdarian and Patti LuPone—Nov. 2 at 8pm at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
A Bach Christmas—Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
The Passionate Violin—Feb. 9 at 8pm
Baroque Banquet—March 9 at 8pm
Feast of Belshazzar—April 21 at 7:30pm

Redwood Symphony
Directed by Eric Kujawsky; Bayside Performing Arts Center, San Mateo; Sundays at 3pm (with lectures at 2pm); $10-$20
A Celtic Journey, works by Mendelssohn and Davies and the West Coast premiere of Elvis Costello's Il Sogno—Oct. 8
Intimate Gems, pieces by Haydn, Berlioz and Sibelius, with conductor Kristin Turner Link and mezzo-soprano Sylvie Braitman—Nov. 19
1945: Two Russian Views, contrasting pieces by Stravinsky and Shostakovich, with the winner of the Notre Dame de Namur Concerto Competition—Feb. 4 at Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont
The Three B's?!, highlighting works by P.D.Q. Bach, Berio and Brahms—March 25
Family Concert, an afternoon of family-friendly pieces by Mussorgsky, Honnegger and Kleinsinger—April 22
Celebration, with works by Dvorak, Bartok and Copland—June 10
Pops Concert, featuring Aaron Requiro on violin—July 21 at Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City

San Francisco Early Music Society
Period music on period instruments. First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto; Fridays at 8pm; $22-$25; 510.528.1725
A Hideous Ghost: Johann Sebastian Bach and the Violin, with John Holloway—Oct. 20
L'Dor Va Dor: Jewish Composers in the English Court, with Fretwork—Nov. 13 at 8pm
A Renaissance Christmas: Spanish and English Music of the Season, by Voces Musicales—Dec. 15
Jácaras: The Spanish Baroque and the New World, by Musica Pacifica—Jan. 12
Consort Songs, Old and New: The Music of John Dowland and Roy Whelden, featuring Galax Quartet and Karen Clark—Feb. 16
Iberian Flare: Music and Dance in 18th Century Spain, with the Streicher Trio—March 2
Mensa Sonora: Biber and his Contemporaries, performed by Ensemble Masques—March 16
Virtue and the Viper: Italian Trecento Music From the Court of the Visconti, with Liber unUsualis—April 20
A Renaissance Christmas: Spanish and English Music of the Season, by Voces Musicales—Dec. 15

San Francisco Symphony
The symphony brings a selection of concerts to the South Bay at Flint Center, Cupertino; $31-$57; 415.864.6000
Herbert Blomstedt conducts Haydn and Mozart, with pianist Stephen Hough—Oct. 13 at 8pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's Symphony no. 4—Nov. 5 at 2pm
Count Basie Orchestra, conducted by Bill Hughes—Dec. 10 at 2pm
New Year's Concert, with upbeat musical theater classics—Dec. 29
Radu Lupu plays Mozart—Jan. 25 at 8pm
Barantschik leads Baroque and Tangos—Feb. 17 at 8pm
Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 2, conducted by Charles Dutoit—April 19 at 8pm

San Jose Chamber Music Society
The group hosts Sunday concerts by visiting ensembles and guest artists. Concerts start at 7pm, with pre-show talks at 6:15pm; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; $21-$36; 408.286.5111.
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project—Sept. 24 at 7:30pm
Cypress String Quartet and guests—Oct. 15
Musicians From Marlboro—Nov. 5
Parisii Quartet, with baritone Jerome Correas and pianist Philippe Bianconi—Nov. 19
Czech Nonet—Feb. 4
Trio Solisti—Feb. 25
Ensemble Mirable Chamber Orchestra—March 18
Beaux Arts Trio—April 6 at 8pm
Cypress String Quartet's 8th Annual Call and Response Concert, with composer Daniel Asia—May 18 at 8pm

San Jose Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Barbara Day Turner; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; $20-$45; 408.295.4416
Summer Sensations, with Sara Davis Buechner on piano—Aug. 27 at 7pm
Autumn Introspection, with the Gareth Davis on clarinet—Oct. 22 at 7pm
Winter's Gifts, with the Choral Project, and The Songbird and the Eagle—Dec. 8 at 8pm Mission Santa Clara at 8pm, Dec. 9 at 8pm at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz and Dec. 10 at 7:30pm at St. Benedict's Church in Hollister.
Future Forecast, featuring new works by SCU's Anica Galindo and SJSU's John Casados—Jan. 14 at 7pm
The Seasons, with violinists Nora Chastain and Cynthia Baehr—March 11 at 7pm
Spring Strings, featuring Dan Levitan on harp—May 20 at 7pm

San Jose Symphonic Choir
St. Joseph's Cathedral, San Jose; call for ticket info; 408.995.3318
Mozart's Requiem, with Mission Chamber Orchestra—Sept. 9 at 8pm
Holiday Mosaic—Nov. 25 at 8pm

San Jose Wind Symphony
McAfee Theatre, Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga; call for ticket info; 408.927.7597
Steppin' Out—Nov. 5 at 3pm
Road Trip USA—Dec. 10 at 3pm
Pulling Out the Stops!, with organ soloist David Sumi—Feb. 4 at 3pm at First United Methodist Church, Campbell
Planes, Trains and Automobiles—April 1 at 3pm
Moving On—May 20 at 3pm
This Land Is Your Land!—July 4 at 1:30pm at Los Gatos High School

Santa Cruz County Symphony
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Saturdays at 8pm; Henry J. Mello Center, Watsonville, Sundays at 2pm; $14-$45; 831.420.5260
Works by Gershwin and Debussy, with pianist Norman Krieger and composer Lorin Alexander—Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Works by Beethoven and Krommer—Nov. 4
Orchestra concert, works by Rossini, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, with Jon Nakamatsu, piano—Jan. 27
Orchestra concert, works by Guarnieri, Rachmaninoff and Brahms, with Sar Buechner, piano
Trippet, a Child of Our Time—April 21

Saratoga Symphony
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga;
Scary works for Halloween by Lindpaintner, Boccherini, Paganini, Raff and Saint-SaÎns—Oct. 29 at 3pm
Works by Doran, Mendelssohn and Reinecke, with pianist Emil Gialliam—Jan. 21 at 3pm
Works by Schubert (Mass no. 2) and Mahler (Symphony no. 4), with St. Andrews Choir and soprano Clare Kirk—March 18 at 3pm
Works by Glazunow and Saint-Saens, with pianist Deborah Lenz—May 6 at 3pm

Schola Cantorum
Directed by Gregory Wait; multiple venues; $18-$22; 650.254.1700
Masterful Mozart—Nov. 11 at 8pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church and Nov. 12 at 4pm at Los Gatos United Methodist Church
Now Is the Time, holiday show with Menlo Brass Quintet—Dec. 10 at 4pm Los Altos United Methodist Church
Love Is All You Need—March 3 at 8pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church and March 4 at 4pm at Los Gatos United Methodist Church
Songs of Humanity—June 9 at 8pm at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and June 10 at 4pm at a venue TBA

Steinway Society
A series devoted to pianists; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; $20-$65; 408.286.2600 ext. 23
Leon Fleisher—Oct. 7 at 8pm and Oct. 8 at 7pm
Sa Chen—Oct. 29 at 7pm
Sara Davis Buechner—Nov. 12 at 7pm
Kevin Kenner—Feb. 11 at 7pm
Pola Baytelman—March 4 at 7pm
Jonathan Bass—March 25 at 7pm
Nikolai Demidenko—April 29 at 7pm
Young Artists—May 13 at 7pm

Symphony Silicon Valley
California Theatre, San Jose; Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm, unless otherwise noted; $32-$72; 408.286.2600
Little Russian, conducted by Emil de Cou—Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Shostakovich Centennial, with Gary Hoffman on cello and conductor Martin West—Oct. 26 at 7:30pm, Oct. 28 at 8pm and Oct. 29 at 2:30pm
Starring ..., with conductor Gregory Vajda and various soloists, including Jon Nakamatsu and Christina Mok—Dec. 9-10
Mark O'Connor's Auld Brass, featuring violinist Mark O'Connor and conductor Joseph Silverstein—Jan. 18 at 7:30pm, Jan. 20 at 8pm and Jan. 21 at 2:30pm
Bolero!, conducted by Leslie Dunner—March 17-18
Verdi's Requiem, with the Silicon Valley Chorale and conductors William Boughton and Elena Sharkova—March 29 at 7:30pm, March 21 at 8pm and April 1 at 2:30pm
Double Concerto, Triple Threat, with Axel Strauss on violin, Mark Kosower on cello and conductor Joseph Silverstein—May 10 at 7:30pm, May 12 at 8pm and May 13 at 2:30pm

Winchester Orchestra
Directed by Henry Mollicone; West Valley College, Saratoga and Trinity Cathedral, San Jose; Saturdays at 7:30pm (plus 2pm Dec. 9) and Sundays at 7pm; $7-$25; 408.269.1905
Opening Concert, with violinist Anat Kardonchik—Oct. 14-15
Holiday Concert, featuring selections by the Masterworks Chorale—Dec. 9-10
Winter Concert, including a world premiere by Kerry Lewis—March 24-25
Spring Family Concert, with pianist Louise Costigan-Kerns—May 19-2


Mission City Opera
Mission City Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm; $25-$45, children under 12 free; 408.749.7607
The Magic Flute—Sept. 22-Oct. 1
Handel's Messiah—Dec. 3 at 7pm at Santa Clara United Methodist Church, 17000 Lincoln St., Santa Clara
Gabriel's Daughter—Feb. 23-March 4

Opera San José
California Theatre, San Jose; $65-$95; 408.437.4450
Roméo et Juliette—Sept. 9-24
The Barber of Seville—Nov. 18-Dec. 3
La Traviata—Feb. 10-25
Madama Butterfly—April 21-May 6

West Bay Opera
Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto; $36-$46; 650.424.9999
Macbeth, scored by Verdi,in Italian—Oct. 13-22
The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky's work in Russian—Feb. 16-25
The Merry Widow—May 25-June 3


Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater;
Fall Collaborative Concert, with Viji Prakash of Shakthi Dance Company—Nov. 19 at 6pm

Azahar Dance Foundation
La Tania in Querencia, flamenco—Sept. 22 at 8pm at Montgomery Theatre, San Jose.

Aztlan Dance Academy
Montgomery Theater, San Jose; $6-$12; 408.984.0342
Nuestra Navidad, A Family Christmas—Dec. 15-17

Ballet San Jose
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; 408.288.2800
Giselle—Nov. 16-19
The Nutcracker—Dec. 14-24
Le Style Classic: Ontogeny; Il Distratto; Don Quixote Grand Pas De Deux—Feb. 15-18
Blue Suede Shoes—March 15-18
Middle Kingdon-Ancient China—April 26-29
The Tinderbox—May 19-20

Moscow Ballet
Flint Center, Cupertino; 408.998.TIXS
Great Russian Nutcracker—Dec. 30

Pacific Theatre Ballet
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts; $18-$23; 650.903.6000
The Nutcracker—Nov. 24-26

San Francisco Ballet
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco; 415.865.2000;
The Nutcracker—Dec. 14-31

Santa Clara Ballet
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara; 408.881.0879
The Nutcracker—Dec. 9-10

Santa Clara University Center of Performing Arts
Various campus locations; 408.554.4000
The Fatherhood Project—Sept. 22-23
Fall Dance Festival—Oct. 14-15
Choreographers' Gallery—Nov. 20- Dec. 1
Charisma—Jan. 19-21
Images 2007—Feb. 8-11
Spring Dance Festival—April 21-22

Smuin Ballet
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 650.903.6000; $18-$60; 415.978.2787
The Christmas Ballet 2006—Nov. 29-Dec. 3 at MVCPA

Western Ballet
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts; $18-$23; 650.903.6000
The Nutcracker—Dec. 8-10

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