December 7, 2022 | Cindy Kuperus
On Monday, our class was treated to a special LIVE musical performance of The Nutcracker!
Piano teacher Ms. Yukiko Tanaka played several pieces of music from the ballet.
In between musical selections, Ms. Mauldin read the story of the Nutcracker. At times, Ms. Mauldin led us in movements reflecting the particular piece.
It was wonderful to hear, “I heard this music before!”
When we came back to the classroom, we shared some questions we had:
We found out the music was written in 1892, and the story, originally called The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. was written in 1816.
What a festive treat during this holiday season! We are so happy that Ms. Tanaka was able to come to this “in-school” field trip! If you want to know more about the pianist, Yukiko, please take a look at her website.