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New York City Ballet

The acclaimed company, renowned for its purity, balance, and musicality, performs three mixed repertory programs featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, and Tharp to music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

  • Mar. 4 - 8, 2009
  • Opera House
  • 2 - 2-1/2 hours
  • $29.00 - $99.00
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New York City Ballet
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
with the New York City Ballet Orchestra
 
"NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets. Strong performances…what strikes you most is the dancers' sweep."
--The Washington Post
 
With more than 100 dancers, New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in America. The Company, co-founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, returns with its own Orchestra to perform three mixed programs.
 
Ballets by Balanchine are among those to be performed. Vienna Waltzes transforms from a sylvan forest glen and sassy dance hall to a glittering society café and majestic mirrored ballroom. Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet is a dance extravaganza in four elaborate move­ments, evoking what Kirstein once described as "a world drunk on wine and roses." Chaconne moves from a lyrical and flowing pas de deux to the spirit of court entertainment, with formal divertissements and bravura roles for the principal dancers. And Symphony in Three Movements is a large ensemble work of angular and athletic movement performed to Stravinsky's bold score.
 
Tipping its hat to the Kennedy Center's "Modern Masters of American Dance" celebration, New York City Ballet will also perform Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp's collaboration Brahms/Handel. This exuberant tongue-in-cheek ballet is filled with clever imagery, technical innovation, and an atmosphere of constant surprise.
 
PROGRAM AND CASTING  (Each program has two 20-minute intermissions)
 
Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. (Conductor: Karoui)
CHACONNE (Balanchine/Gluck): Whelan, Neal, Pereira, Hendrickson, Muller, Beskow, la Cour, Zungre, Abergel, Hankes, Applebaum, Peiffer (32 min.)
BRAHMS/HANDEL (Robbins and Tharp/Brahms and Handel): A. Stafford, Mearns, Garcia, Veyette  
(30 min.)
VIENNA WALTZES (Balanchine/J. Strauss Jr., Lehar, and R. Strauss): Rutherford, T. Angle, M. Fairchild, Millepied, Hyltin, Higgins, Ringer, Martins, Kistler, Askegard  (48 min.)
 
Thursday Evening, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Conductor: Kaplow)
MERCURIAL MANOEUVRES (Wheeldon/Shostakovich): T. Peck, T. Angle, Garcia, Morgan, Zungre
(27 min.)
SLICE TO SHARP (Elo/von Biber and Vivaldi): Whelan, Kowroski, Scheller, Reichlen, De Luz, Ramasar, Hall, R. Fairchild  (28 min.)
BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG QUARTET (Balanchine/Brahms, orch. Schoenberg): FIRST MOVEMENT: Bouder, Neal, Bar; SECOND MOVEMENT: Hyltin, J. Angle; THIRD MOVEMENT: Borree, Veyette; FOURTH MOVEMENT: Mearns, Askegard  (45 min.)
 
Friday Evening, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. (Conductor: Karoui)
CONCERTO DSCH (Ratmansky/Shostakovich): Whelan, Millepied, Scheller, De Luz, Garcia  (22 min.)
BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO (Martins/Barber): Mearns, Evans, M. Fairchild, la Cour  (25 min.)
SYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS (Balanchine/Stravinsky): A. Stafford, Hyltin, Lowery, J. Angle, Ulbricht, Danchig-Waring  (25 min.)
 
Saturday Matinee, March 7, 1:30 p.m. (Conductor: Kaplow)  (See timing above)
CHACONNE: Kowroski, Marcovici, Pereira, Hendrickson, Muller, Beskow, la Cour, Zungre, Abergel, Hankes, Applebaum, Peiffer
BRAHMS/HANDEL: A. Stafford, Mearns, Garcia, Veyette
VIENNA WALTZES: Rutherford, T. Angle, M. Fairchild, Millepied, Hyltin, Higgins, Ringer, Martins, Kistler, Askegard
 
Saturday Evening, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. (Conductor: Karoui)  (See timing above)
CHACONNE: Kowroski, Marcovici, Pereira, Hendrickson, Muller, Beskow, la Cour, Zungre, Abergel, Hankes, Applebaum, Peiffer
BRAHMS/HANDEL: A. Stafford, Mearns, Garcia, Veyette
VIENNA WALTZES: Rutherford, T. Angle, M. Fairchild, Millepied, Hyltin, Higgins, Ringer, Martins, Kistler, Askegard
 
Sunday Matinee, March 8, 1:30 p.m. (Conductor: Kaplow)  (See timing above)
MERCURIAL MANOEUVRES: T. Peck, T. Angle, Garcia, Morgan, Zungre
SLICE TO SHARP: Whelan, Kowroski, Scheller, Reichlen, De Luz, Ramasar, Hall, R. Fairchild
BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG QUARTET: FIRST MOVEMENT: Bouder, Neal, Bar; SECOND MOVEMENT: Hyltin, J. Angle; THIRD MOVEMENT: Borree, Veyette; FOURTH MOVEMENT: Mearns, Askegard
 
Sunday Evening, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. (Conductor: Karoui)  (See timing above)
CONCERTO DSCH: Whelan, Millepied, Scheller, De Luz, Garcia
BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO: Mearns, Evans, M. Fairchild, la Cour
SYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS: A. Stafford, Hyltin, Lowery, J. Angle, Ulbricht, Danchig-Waring

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