New York City Ballet

Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - Sunday, March 07, 2004

The company that Balanchine built makes its triumphant return to the Opera House after 18 years.


$45.00 - $110.00

Run Time:

Approx 2 hours

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Co-founded by the 20th century’s foremost choreographer, George Balanchine, the legendary New York City Ballet is one of the most highly esteemed classical ballet companies in the world. As part of its yearlong tribute to the centennial of Balanchine’s birth, NYCB is making a triumphant return to the Kennedy Center after a 17-year absence.

During the weeklong appearance, New York City Ballet will perform seven of Balanchine’s most enduring masterpieces. The repertory will include Apollo (1928), the oldest Balanchine work in NYCB’s repertory; Prodigal Son (1929), his powerful depiction of the biblical parable; Serenade (1934), the first ballet Balanchine choreographed after arriving in the United States; the dazzling Concerto Barocco (1941), set to Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Two Violins; Symphony in C (1947), one of his most beloved works; Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (1941), a ballet that demands virtuosity from its dancers; and Jewels (1967), Balanchine’s three-act abstract ballet.

March 3 and 6 evenings: Serenade, Apollo, and Symphony in C.
March 4 evening and 6 matinee: Concerto Barocco, Prodigal Son, and Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
March 5 evening and 7 matinee & evening: Jewels

All ballets choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust.
Performances will be with live orchestra.

Standing Room tickets for presentations in the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater and Terrace Theater will be sold at the Kennedy Center Box Office and by phone (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324 when a performance sells out, but only if it is sold out. There is a limit of two tickets per order.

Watch and Listen

Vice President Jason Palmquist talks about the return of the New York City Ballet to the Kennedy Center.

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