Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Jazzy Nutcracker?

Sixth graders spent most of December studying Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite.  After listening to selections from the original classical version, students also listened to a rock version by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a jazz version by the Brian Setzer Orchestra.  Finally, students discussed the similarities and differences of all three versions.  Here is the Brian Setzer Orchestra performing their big band jazz version of The Nutcracker Suite.