‘The Nutcracker’ at Coronado Dec. 6-7

Staff Report

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and the Rockford Dance Company’s (RDC) annual presentation of The Nutcracker ballet will be performed in the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, and a matinee at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7.

Live music from the RSO, along with a beautifully choreographed ballet, vibrant sets, and dazzling costumes make this the premier production in northern Illinois and a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. This year’s production will feature the choreography of RDC Artistic Director Wayland Anderson.

The timeless beauty of Tchaikovsky’s music performed by the RSO remains a constant. According to RSO Music Director Steven Larsen, “our musicians know this music almost by heart … so, when you can start from near-technical-perfection, great things are possible.”

Tickets for the performances are available online at rockfordsymphony.com or by calling the RSO box office at (815) 965-0049. Tickets are $12 (students)-$46.

From the Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014, issue

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