Cuesheet 2012-2013 Season

Tchaikovsky Discovers America

NSO Family Concert

NSO Family Concert: Tchaikovsky Discovers AmericaMusic! Dance! Chocolate! Take a magical train ride with famous Russian composer and conductor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the man behind The Nutcracker and other classical music hits. In 1891 Tchaikovsky traveled to New York City to conduct his music on a brand new stage called Carnegie Hall. He met an American girl named Jennie. Together they discover a few things about the history, culture, and music of each other’s homeland.

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