Dec 17: The Nutcracker for Two Guitars, Judson-Tyler Duo
Tchaikovsky’s orchestral masterpiece has lost an incredible 13,890 pounds,* but The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The March of the Toy Soldiers, The Waltz of the Flowers remain for this unique holiday experience at Cyprian's. The Judson-Tyler Duo captures the soaring grandeur of The Nutcracker in the intimately beautiful voice of two classical guitars. Hear this perennial classic refreshed with new color—and a few twists. (*figure based on the average weight of a modern symphony orchestra).
The Judson-Tyler Duo (Zachary Judson Selissen and Michael Tyler Roberts) joined forces in 2006 as graduate students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They discovered not only a shared history as electric guitar-wielding classic rockers who developed a passion for the classical guitar, but also a common interest in a wide range of music, from jazz to tango to the Baroque. Their repertoire reflects these diverse interests, though they share a particular weakness for the amazing music of Latin America. Always focused on creativity, they frequently incorporate improvisation into their repertoire, and possess a growing body of original compositions and arrangements.
Judson-Tyler has honed their duo skills through coachings with the Katona Twins, March Teicholz, David Tanenbaum, and Larry Ferrara, and have performed numerous times in concert halls and at private events.
Nutcracker for Two Guitars: A Perfect Early Evening Treat for the Whole Family
Doors open 6:30 pm, performance begins 7 pm
Approximately one-hour performance
Meet the artists after party in community hall
Wine, beer, sodas, water and treats available
Cyprian’s 2097 Turk at Lyon (located within St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church)
Tickets sold at the door: $10 - $15 sliding scale with kids 10 years & younger free
Check Getting to Cyprian’s above for bus lines (with a stop across the street) and secure off-street parking options. Secure bike parking provided on site.