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!

Hm.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix

23. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker, Videos

.. 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!”)

23. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Okay, you’d think I’d have had enough, but this was fun!

… and today I play my final two Nuts!

10. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker, Videos

Both here in San Jose and elsewhere …

WindSync

Garrett Hudson, Flute
Erin Tsai, Oboe
Jack Marquardt, Clarinet
Tracy Jacobson, Bassoon
Anni Hochhalter, French Horn

16. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Sonata da Chiesa Chamber Ensemble

15. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec on glass harp

14. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Quartet Konick

13. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Instruments:
Balalaika Prima
Domra Alto
Bayan
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