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SMU cellist Xavier Wilson will perform with Moscow Ballet ballerina before the Great Russian Nutcracker


The following is from the November 14, 2012, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

November 16, 2012

By Nancy Churnin
The Dallas Morning News

Does Southern Methodist University give extra credit to students who perform with the Moscow Ballet? Well at least student cellist Xavier Wilson, who  won the honor of accompanying one of the company’s Russian ballerinas in The Dying Swan, won’t have much of a commute.

He performs prior to the Friday, November 16, Great Russian Nutcracker performance at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium in Dallas.

Xavier is one of five hand-picked “Musical Wunderkind” who were chosen to accompany a ballerina in advance of the company’s touring Great Russian Nutcracker for one performance in their hometown cities.

This talented, home-grown success story is a 2012 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, veteran of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Strings, where he started studying cello, has placed in several prestigious concerto competitions and the first in his family to attend college.

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