The two-part New York City Ballet special concludes Friday night on PBS with Symphony in C.
After last Friday's New York City Ballet in Paris comes the second part of the PBS special. In New York City Ballet Symphony in C, the titular ballet company performs to one of the most significant symphonies.
The special opens with Sonatine, "a pas de deux of polished simplicity and emotional interplay to the music of Maurice Ravel," says PBS. "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."
New York City Ballet Symphony in C is set to air from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. Those who cannot watch it live will be able to see it in full online with your PBS information. You can currently watch the full New York City Ballet in Paris special online right here.
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