Nutcracker Nouveau / Ensemble Polaris
Label: PIPISTRELLE MUSIC
In their new release Nutcracker Nouveau, Canada’s critically acclaimed Ensemble Polaris celebrates Tchaikovsky’s popular music in whimsical arrangements guaranteed to amuse and delight, juxtaposed with instrumentals and songs from Russian folk tradition. With influences ranging from traditional Scandinavian, bluegrass, Roma and Klezmer to Chinese classical and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a dazzling array of instrumental colors, Polaris gives their unparalleled creative touch to this beloved music and to tunes from Tchaikovsky’s homeland. Music to bring you good cheer, at any time of year!