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A 2020 Nutcracker – From Bach to Metallica

December 15, 2020 @ 9:30 pm EST - 11:00 pm EST


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Concert Details

A virtual fundraiser for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation amount.

“Musicians are an integral component of our social fabric, allowing us to reconnect with our inner selves, explore the ideals of beauty and provide us with a sense of comfort and solace during this very challenging time. I am in deep gratitude to organizations such as the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provide relief for those musicians who have been most severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, giving them hope for a brighter future ahead.”
Daniel Vnukowski

DATE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
STEP 1: 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern: Pre-Concert Talk on Zoom
STEP 2: 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern: Virtual Concert on YouTube


Enjoy a fun-filled, engaging evening of virtual music-making, featuring the piano music of Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky and Metallica – and a dazzling display of breakneck virtuosity!

J.S. Bach (arr. F. Busoni) – Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 969

J.S. Bach (arr. M. Hess) – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147

P.I. Tchaikovsky (arr. M. Pletnev) – The Nutcracker Suite
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Trepak (Russian Dance)
The Tea (Chinese Dance)
Pas de Deux. Andante Maestoso

Metallica meets Rachmaninoff (arr. D. Vnukowski)

P.I. Tchaikovsky (arr. S. Feinberg) – Scherzo: 3rd movement from Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

About The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

“We’re so grateful for Daniel’s support, all of the funds raised will help musicians and music industry professionals in desperate need of financial assistance. The full-blown, orchestral power of the Fazioli concert grand coupled with Daniel’s extraordinary musicianship promises to make this a very inspiring evening of music-making – looking forward to a great show!”
Aric Steinberg, the Executive Vice President of the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity in 1994 and has since been offering vital assistance to professional musical artists in need. Many prominent musicians, professionals and music fans have contributed enthusiastically to Sweet Relief. Benefits have been performed in venues from Miami to Seattle, with performances donated by many established and emerging artists. Nightclubs, concert halls, radio stations, record labels, restaurants, clothing and shoe companies, music retailers, athletes, actors, corporations, foundations and music fans have all participated with Sweet Relief to assist struggling musicians. Further details: sweetrelief.org

  • The pre-concert talk requires a FREE RSVP using the form above. The concert can be watched free of charge using the CONNECT button (you will be redirected to a YouTube link).
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December 15, 2020
9:30 pm EST - 11:00 pm EST
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