Maybe it’s because I won’t be playing a single performance this year. Maybe it’s just because these guys are good and sometime crack me up. Maybe it’s because the video production is wacky.
Maybe it’s just because I am wacky!
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix
.. and I know, too, that you probably don’t need to hear Nutcracker ANY time of the year, but … well …
(And I watch this and just keep thinking, “THE REED! THE REED! You are going to ruin the REED!”)
Okay, you’d think I’d have had enough, but this was fun!
… and today I play my final two Nuts!
Both here in San Jose and elsewhere …
Garrett Hudson, Flute
Erin Tsai, Oboe
Jack Marquardt, Clarinet
Tracy Jacobson, Bassoon
Anni Hochhalter, French Horn
Sonata da Chiesa Chamber Ensemble
Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec on glass harp
Balalika Double Bass
Tamara Volskaya (domra) & Anatoliy Trofimov (bayan)
… but not for me!
Yep, that’s right folks — I’m not playing Nutcrackers this year. How ’bout that.
Still, I think it’s only right to feature various renditions of sections of the work. And I always want to do what is right! So here you go … rendition #1:
Nutcracker as Salsa