The Boulder Ballet is set to usher in the holiday season at CU’s Macky Auditorium with their production of The NutcrackerThe Boulder Phil joins them in bringing Tchaikovsky’s masterful score to life to ensure a festive and family-friendly evening of joy.
Sway along with the Waltz of the Flowers and enjoy the uplifting choreography and music that take you on Clara’s magical journey through the Land of SweetsThe Nutcracker is a favorite for many of our performers because it unites family and friends of all ages in starting off the holidays.
Join us on Thanksgiving weekend for an unforgettable experience.


Friday, November 25, 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, November 27, 2PM


Macky Auditorium – Boulder, CO


Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, conductor
Boulder Ballet

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Beyond the Performance

About Boulder Ballet

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Composition history of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky accepted the commission from director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, writing to a friend while composing the ballet, “I am daily becoming more and more attuned to my task.” While composing the music for the charming Christmas story, Tchaikovsky is said to have argued with a friend who wagered that the composer could not write a melody based on the notes of the octave in sequence. Tchaikovsky asked if it mattered whether the notes were in ascending or descending order, and was assured it did not. This resulted in the Grand Adage from the Grand Pas de Deux of the second act where Clara/Masha dances with her magical Christmas present, the Nutcracker Prince. From Nutcracker.com

Holiday Brass with Boulder Phil Brass & Percussion
Sunday, December 18, 4PM

This family-friendly concert is sure to make your season bright! Join the Boulder Phil Percussion and Brass for a performance to ring in your holiday. GET DETAILS AND TICKETS