8 - Nutcracker and I

8 - Nutcracker and I

15 July 2018 8:00 pm

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, YO10 5DD

8 - Nutcracker and I
CancelledWe very much regret that this performance has had to be cancelled due to technical problems. All ticket buyers are invited to claim a full refund and the Ryedale Festival would like to express sincere apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

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The Nutcracker and I

Alexandra Dariescu (piano)

A little girl walks onto the stage and starts to play the piano. Snow begins to fall and the little girl transforms into a woman, playing some of the most loved ballet music of all time. The Nutcracker and I is a groundbreaking multimedia performance for pianist, ballerina, digital animation - and anyone who dares to dream. Alexandra Dariescu tells us her own story as Clara, a little girl from Romania who came to Yorkshire as a child and grew up to become a concert pianist. She is joined on stage by a ballerina who dances behind a see-through gauze screen. Projected onto it, and bringing the story to life are exquisite digital animations, all hand drawn, which follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ across the screen to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music.

‘Enormously impressive’ - BBC Music Magazine

‘Here is a pianist with something special to say’ – Pianist magazine


Pre-concert and interval bar

Concert transport available to the concert hall from Scarborough via Pickering and Helmsley to York. Please register your interest with the Office

Prices: Full £20.00, Gold £16.00, Silver £18.00, Under 25 £10.00