Need a Little Christmas? There Are Several Ways To See the Nutcracker This Year.
Nick Jushchyshyn, an assistant professor and director of Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab and Brent White, director of the Jazztet and Jazz Orchestra, both in the Westphal College, were quoted in a Dec. 1 WHYY article about Drexel’s jazz orchestra which will put on a virtual concert of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Students in Jushchyshyn’s lab are creating an immersive digital environment. The musicians each recorded themselves at home with green screens, then those individual performances are assembled together into a 3D digital environment, made to look like a snowy mountainside.