The second part of a two-part special, New York City Ballet Symphony in C, opens with Sonatine, a pas de deux of polished simplicity and emotional interplay to the music of Maurice Ravel. Created in 1975 for the French-born dancers Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, it is danced here by Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz, with solo pianist Elaine Chelton. The finale of the two-part Great Performances special is Balanchine’s Symphony in C, a signature work of the New York City Ballet to a score by Georges Bizet. This landmark ballet in four movements is performed by more than 50 dancers, including Tiler Peck, Andrew Veyette, Teresa Reichlen, Tyler Angle, Alston Macgill, Anthony Huxley, Brittany Pollack, and Taylor Stanley. The program will also feature music performed by l’Orchestre Prométhée led by NYCB Resident Conductor Daniel Capps.
NARRATOR: In their final night of Great Performances in Paris, New York City Ballet dances two Balanchine classics - Ravel's Sonatine and Bizet's Symphony in C.
Hosted by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins.
Expect to be dazzled when New York City Ballet Symphony in C comes to Great Performances.