Listen to samples
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker preview
Wynton Marsalis does some of the Nutcracker
Here are the Overture and Peanut Brittle Brigade (March of the Toy Soldiers), two of the nine movements of this 30-minute suite.
Come hear it live and in-person on December 5. We know you'll love it!
Folks are talkin'
"The Ellington Nutcracker was about one of the coolest things I'd ever heard! When are you coming to Altoona?"
—Jim O., Altoona
"The show at The State Theatre Saturday night was FANTASTIC! I’d never heard the Ellington “Nutcracker Suite” before; I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
—Beth C., State College