oh orchestra, oh orchestra, whither art thou, orchestra?

i am not sure how i missed this when it was announced, but apparently the atlanta ballet is performing this season’s nutcracker without an orchestra. it appears that the cost of the musicians was just too much

according to the ajc here, the musicians are doing just fine, filling in their schedules with other work, but something about this just strikes me the wrong way. i absolutely cannot imagine going to see a ballet with recorded music. it just seems to be so integral a part of the experience.

what would be funny would be for some practical jokester to replace the tape of the score to the nutcracker with something like jay-z’s black album and watch the dancers react to THAT. i’m just sayin’…..

the ajc also has a survey up here if you want to opine on this, or you can just leave it below in the comments.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rob M. (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    Went to see The Nutcracker. It was horrible. My car stereo sounds much better than the PA system at the Fox theatre.



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