The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra would like you to know that it’s the Christmas season.
I say this because there are two concerts this week: Handel’s Messiah (squee!) and a children’s matinee of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (squee! Shut up, Tchaikovsky snobs; I have no interest in your haterade). I would say I love the Messiah, but really, who doesn’t love the Messiah? Seriously, I want to know. The rest of you normal, intelligent people can hear it on Friday, December 3 at 7:30 pm at the Meyerhoff and Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 pm in Frederick.
And then there’s the children’s Nutcracker performance, which will feature actual ballet dancers from the Baltimore Ballet. I’m deeply jealous because I’d really like to see that, but I, ironically enough, will have my own ballet rehearsal that morning and then a performance that night. My hands are tied. The only silver lining here is that at least I won’t have to sit through “Waltz of the Flowers.” I like the rest of the Nutcracker score, even love bits of it, but for some reason that music drives me nuts.
Oh, wait, they’re dancing that at my performance. That’s it, I’m officially bitter. Saturday, December 4 at 11 am at the Meyerhoff. Go. Do it for me.
Incidentally, happy first day of (C)Han(n)uk(k)ah!