Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure, as she battles and defeats a mouse king, and travels with her nutcracker to the Land of Sweets.

Conductor, Jef ten Kortenaar

Narrated by Joe Ringhofer

Today’s presentation is created by Catherine Molina, based on the music of Tchaikovsky and the story by E.T. A. Hoffman

This concert is presented as part of Guelph Symphony’s December Fanfare Festival.

1. Overture
2. March
3. Poor Clara
4. Grandfather’s Dance

5. Battle
6. Dance of the Snowflakes
7. Chocolate
8. Coffee (Arabian Dance)

9. Trepak (Russian Dance)
10. Dance of the Candy Canes (Mirlitons)
11. Mother Ginger
12. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
13. Waltz of the Flowers
14. Finale


Conducted by Jef ten Kortenaar


Story Narrated by Joe Ringhofer

Violin 1

Jose Molina, Concertmaster

Paul Macnaugton

Carol Sammut

Bridget Walsh

Violin 2

Elayne Ras

Jay Samuel

Alison Feuerwerker



Catherine Molina

Ron Dolynchuk


John Helmers

Double Bass

Ralph Blackman


David Vanbiesbrouck


Larry Moser

Bass Clarinet

Tilly Kooyman

French Horn

Tony Snyder


Andras Molnar

Timpani & Percussion

David Knight

Special Guests


Pearl Harp

Celesta Player

Richard Wang