Season 26, Episode 7 Nutcracker Swing
First Aired: December 19, 2001
Two takes on excerpts from the “Nutcracker Suite” are featured: the New York Philharmonic with Tchaikovsky's original and Wynton Marsalis's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement. Also: Marsalis's “All Rise,” which features both orchestras.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)