Nutcracker http://tpr.org en Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause http://tpr.org/post/moscow-ballet-presents-nutcracker-local-cause <p>If you’ve been meaning to, but haven't quite got around to seeing "The Nutcracker" this year, you’ve got one more chance at the Majestic Theatre<strong>. </strong>The Moscow Ballet returns to San Antonio to perform the ballet on Monday night.</p><p>"It’s more than my job, it’s my life," said the ballet’s Natalie Miroshnyk, who is also the audition director that chose the San Antonio children who perform parts with the Moscow Ballet in the production.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:33:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 24197 at http://tpr.org Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause Symphony And Ballet Present Christmas Staple, "The Nutcracker" http://tpr.org/post/symphony-and-ballet-present-christmas-staple-nutcracker <p>"The Nutcracker" is now an American Christmas tradition, but when <span>Pyotr Ilyich </span>Tchaikovsky debuted the work in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, it wasn't a success. San Antonio Symphony’s Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto explains.</p><p>"You have to understand, until Tchaikovsky came along, ballet music was just ballet music," Fujimoto said. "It wasn’t appreciated for its own good, and Tchaikovsky single-handedly did that."</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:33:16 +0000 Jack Morgan 22662 at http://tpr.org Symphony And Ballet Present Christmas Staple, "The Nutcracker" A "Happily Ever After" Opening To Ballet San Antonio Season http://tpr.org/post/happily-ever-after-opening-ballet-san-antonio-season <p>Ballet San Antonio is gearing up for their move into the Tobin next year, but first, there's this season.</p><p>"We start with Ben Stevenson’s 'Cinderella' and from there we go into 'The Nutcracker' with the San Antonio Symphony," says Ballet San Antonio’s Executive Director Courtney Barker. "We’re going to be having 'Firebird,' which is an exciting ballet with some mixed repertoire of contemporary works. And then finally we’re going to be doing a free community performance at La Villita."</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:42:48 +0000 Jack Morgan 18786 at http://tpr.org A "Happily Ever After" Opening To Ballet San Antonio Season ARTS San Antonio Kicks Off New Season October 5 http://tpr.org/post/arts-san-antonio-kicks-new-season-october-5 <p></p><p>ARTS San Antonio’s new season is just around the corner and Executive Director John Toohey says unlike some arts organizations in the city, which have a narrow focus, their niche is in providing a wide style of performance art.</p><p>"People come here from all over the world, so we bring performing artists here from all over the world," Toohey says.</p><p>So what should San Antonians look for this fall?</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:08:13 +0000 Jack Morgan 18722 at http://tpr.org ARTS San Antonio Kicks Off New Season October 5 Had Enough Christmas Carols? Try Something Different http://tpr.org/post/had-enough-christmas-carols-try-something-different <p>Sometimes I think that the endless loop of Christmas songs at the HEB at Wurzbach and I-10 gets stuck and begins repeating the same phrase over and over, like a stuck record. Poor Ella just can't seem to get to the next phrase, and when she does she ends up stuck there.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:03:53 +0000 James Baker 3807 at http://tpr.org Had Enough Christmas Carols? Try Something Different