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December 11, 2003

REVIEW

Santa Cruz Metro

But the biggest innovation of this wild new ride is SoVoSo, the jazz-flavored vocal quintet who supplied all the music for The New Nut. Strong on style, the five singers, each a soloist at one point or another, dominated most of the first half of the matinee with original songs and arrangements that included "O Holy Night" and "Down by the Riverside." For the longer second half, they led the Nutcracker parade in arrangements that imitated the Tchaikovsky dances but, for lack of the original orchestral colors, deflected nearly all attention to the dancers, jugglers, acrobats, gymnasts and skaters. Even so, with only voices the quintet came up with amazing effects of rhythm and timbre. More

Posted by acapnews at December 11, 2003 10:54 AM

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