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November 29, 2011 > Holiday favorite returns

Holiday favorite returns

Submitted By Susan L. Rose

The Fremont Symphony, in conjunction with Yoko's Dance and Performing Arts Academy, presents Tchaikovsky's beloved "Nutcracker" December 3 and 4 at the Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Ohlone College. This is one of the few Nutcrackers in the Bay Area performed with a full orchestra.

For the seventh year, Fremont City Council members will join Maestro David Sloss, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Choreographer Yoko Young's marvelous dancers to bring the Nutcracker to life. State Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski will repeat his role as Drosselmeier.

Gabriel Williams will dance the cavalier. Originally from Santa Cruz, Williams has danced with The New York Theatre Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet 2, Black Rock City Ballet, Madison Ballet, and the Sacramento Ballet. He has performed works by Balanchine, deMille, Ashton, Tudor, Dwight Rhoden, Twyla Tharp, Trey McIntyre, Eugene Loring, Ronn Guidi and Carlos Carvajal among others.

Local Choreographer Yoko Young studied classical ballet under Sakiko Hirose at the Tokyo Ballet. She was Prima Ballerina and soloist for the Hirose Ballet Company and the Tokyo Ballet Theatre. Young has been artistic director of her award winning, Fremont Performing Arts Academy for many years.

The Saturday evening performance on December 3 begins at 7 p.m. Matinees on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 begin at 2 p.m. with Magical Moments parties to follow.

Tickets may be purchased from the Fremont Symphony box office (510) 371-4859 or online at Adult tickets are $43 or $48. Children and students are $20. The Magical Moments party tickets are $5. Everyone must have a ticket for the performances and the parties. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more (discount not available online).

December 3 and 4
7 p.m. (matinees at 2 p.m.)
Smith Center at Ohlone College
436 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 371-4859
Tickets: $20 - $48

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