The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra -Nutcracker Ballet 2020

    The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Nutcracker Ballet 2020 online December 18th – 31st. In collaboration with the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, the ballet will be available to view on the FSO website,, to ticket holders beginning December 18 through the end of the year.

    This year’s virtual show features the extraordinary music of Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Charles Latshaw, and featuring the captivating dancing of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, choreographed by Andrew Needhammer.  This beloved Flagstaff holiday tradition features a sparkling party, a dramatic battle scene, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, all experienced through one of the most outstanding symphonic scores ever written.

    “The Nutcracker is a treasured tradition for so many good reasons — it’s extraordinary music, the choreography is spectacular, and it’s a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. Talented dancers from Flagstaff’s own NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, along with the marvelous musicians of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, come together every year…even during a pandemic…to share this Christmas time classic with our community. This year, we look forward to seeing you online!”  says Conductor Latshaw.

    Tickets are $25 for a 72-hour viewing period online and are available for pre-order now at! Additional donations for family and group viewing are appreciated. The FSO is grateful to their generous sponsors for this special Nutcracker 2020, including Kinney Construction Services, The Orpheum Theater, and the Arizona Snowbowl. For more information, visit the Symphony’s website, Facebook page, or call the office at 928-774-5107.


    The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. In its 71st season, it is the largest and most active nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.


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