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Friday May 24, 2019 8:00 PM

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Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, a shimmering tribute to the romantic ballets of the 19th Century, leads a program that continues with the celebrated pas de deux Duo Concertant and Sonatine. The program concludes with Stravinsky Violin Concerto, a timeless classic that never ceases to reveal new intricacies.

Location:
David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs. 7 min.

ALL BALANCHINE

  • Scotch Symphony

    • Music by: Felix Mendelssohn
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: APR 30, MAY 4 mat: Ashley Bouder, Joseph Gordon*, Bailey Jones*, Christina Clark* (replaces Sasonah Huttenbach), Mira Nadon*, Alec Knight*, Lars Nelson* (replaces Christopher Grant)
      MAY 8, 25 eve: Sterling Hyltin*, Anthony Huxley*, Alston Macgill*, Christina Clark (replaces Sasonah Huttenbach), Mira Nadon, Lars Nelson*, Ralph Ippolito*
      MAY 24: Ashley Laracey*, Andrew Veyette*, Rachel Hutsell*, Christina Clark*, Mira Nadon, Christopher Grant*, Alec Knight
      *First Time in Role
       

    A scenic escapade in the Scottish Highlands, this charming Balanchine ballet features brisk footwork and a wistfully romantic pas de deux.

  • Duo Concertant

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: APR 30, MAY 4 mat: Megan Fairchild, Anthony Huxley
      MAY 24: Ashley Bouder, Russell Janzen

    An animated dance for a neoclassical couple, the dancers periodically stop and listen to the onstage musicians before ending with a poignant scene in a pool of light on a dark stage.

  • Sonatine

    • Music by: Maurice Ravel
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: APR 30, MAY 4 mat, 25 eve: Lauren Lovette** (replaces Tiler Peck), Gonzalo Garcia
      MAY 8, 24: Megan Fairchild, Taylor Stanley
      **NYC Debut
       

    The polished simplicity and emotional interplay of the rarely-seen Sonatine evokes the elegance of the French artists on which it was made.

  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: APR 30, MAY 4 mat: Sterling Hyltin, Russell Janzen* (replaces Ask la Cour), Maria Kowroski, Adrian Danchig-Waring
      MAY 8, 24: Lauren Lovette, Joseph Gordon*, Sara Mearns, Aaron Sanz**
      MAY 25: Ashley Laracey**, Ask la Cour, Claire Kretzschmar**, Amar Ramasar
      **NYC Debut, *First Time in Role
       

    The outer sections of Stravinsky Violin Concerto are carefully-woven masterpieces of symmetry that peel away to reveal two of Balanchine’s most ingenious and unique pas de deux.

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