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Dance into the Holiday Season
The tap-dancing reindeer from the Evanston Dance Ensemble return to join the Evanston Symphony Orchestra performing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but that’s not all! Watch the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel and the story of Lieutenant Kijé come to life with ballet. Lieutenant Kijé tells the story of a fictional army officer that was made into a movie in 1934, and Sergei Prokofiev composed the music for the film, the Lieutenant Kijé Suite. The Evanston Dance Ensemble will dance to the Troika (a “troika” is a traditional Russian three-horse sled) movement from the suite, in addition to the Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime from the Hansel and Gretel opera with music composed by Engelbert Humperdinck.
Other pieces on the program include Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker, and many more holiday favorites. The Evanston Symphony Orchestra and Evanston Dance Ensemble will once again be joined by the Evanston Children’s Choir, North Shore Choral Society, and the Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir.
SHOP and Support the ESO!
Are you looking to buy a gift for someone a Amazon? Need to stock up on supplies from Amazon?
Amazon has a special program called Smile, where the company donates a small amount of your purchase to your designated charity. Once you select the ESO as your Smile recipient, just point your browser to smile.amazon.com each time you want to shop at Amazon and the Evanston Symphony will benefit. It won’t cost you a thing!
Thanks, and happy shopping.