Great Performances Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris

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During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet. The engagement’s closing night performance, featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine to the music of French composers, will now air as a special two-part Great Performances broadcast on consecutive Fridays, February 17 and February 24 at 9:00 pm.

Paula Zahn interviews Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet. Martins will host a two-part special featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine to the music of French composers.

 

Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light.

 

Enjoy two classic ballets by George Balanchine: Georges Bizet’s sparkling Symphony in C, and the rarely seen Sonatine to the music of Maurice Ravel, in performance in Paris.

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Lidvac

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