New York City Ballet
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
New York City Ballet Orchestra
PROGRAMS AND CASTING
Program A (March 26 & 27 eves. and 31 mat.) Timing: Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes
Swan Lake (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky) (37 min,; followed by a 20-min. intermission)
(Kowroski, T. Angle, Laracey, Lowery, J. Peck - Mar. 26, 31m; Mearns, J. Angle, LeCrone, King, Dieck - Mar. 27)
Allegro Brillante (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky) (18 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)
(T. Peck, Ramasar - Mar. 26, 31m; M. Fairchild, Veyette - Mar. 27)
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky) (45 min.)
(Reichlin, la Cour, A. Stafford, J. Angle, Pereira, Ulbricht, M. Fairchild - Mar. 26, 31m; De Luz - Mar. 26; Veyette - Mar. 31m) (Krohn, Catazaro, A. Stafford, J. Peck, Scheller, Carmena, Bouder, Garcia - Mar. 27)
Program B (March 28 & 29 eves., 30 mat. & eve.) Timing: Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes
Carousel (A Dance) (Wheeldon/Rodgers) 18 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)
(T. Peck, Veyette, Pollack, Stanley, Pazcoguin, Applebaum - Mar. 28, 30; Lovette, R. Fairchild, Adams, Alberda, Segin, Tworzyanski - Mar. 29, 30m)
Glass Pieces (Robbins/Glass) (26 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)
(Laracey, King, Wellington, Kowroski, Finlay, Danchig-Waring, Tworzyanski, Ramasar - Mar. 28, 30; Pollack, King, Wellington, Krohn, Applebaum, Thew, Scordato, Danchig-Waring - Mar. 29, 30m)
Vienna Waltzes (Balanchine/J. Strauss Jr., Lehar, and R. Strauss) (49 min.)
(Krohn, T. Angle, M. Fairchild, Huxley, Pereira, Schumacher, Ringer, la Cour, Mearns, J. Angle - Mar. 28, 30; Lowery, J. Angle, Hyltin, Garcia, Pazcoguin, Stanley, Reichlin, J. Stafford, Kowroski, Ramasar - Mar. 29, 30m)
"NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets."
--The Washington Post
"An impressive new generation of dancers"
–The New York Times
One of the world's foremost dance companies, New York City Ballet performs two signature mixed repertory programs accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra. George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein shaped the history of 20th-century dance when they co-founded the company, and under the direction of Peter Martins, New York City Ballet remains dedicated to the preservation of Balanchine's ideals. Renowned for its linear purity, speed, and musicality, the company's unparalleled repertory reflects a perfect unity of musical inspirations and celebrated history.
The engagement will include an all-Balanchine, all-Tchaikovsky program featuring works direct from the company's upcoming four-week Tchaikovsky Celebration at Lincoln Center in winter 2013: Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, Balanchine's alternately romantic and supremely classical choreography set to music from Tchaikovsky's third suite for orchestra; his one-act setting of the lyrical and moving psychological dance drama Swan Lake; and the vigorous Allegro Brillante, which Balanchine said contains "everything I know about classical ballet in 13 minutes."
New York City Ballet's second program also features Balanchine's choreography in Vienna Waltzes, an homage to the delights of an age of imperial grandeur, alongside Christopher Wheeldon's salute to Richard Rodgers's Carousel, and Jerome Robbins's standout Glass Pieces, set to the music of minimalist composer Philip Glass.