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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.

 

“There are no new steps, only new combinations” – George Balanchine

 

New Combinations with Wendy Whelan

During our performance season, New York City Ballet showcases recent works from some of the most influential choreographers working today. Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan hosts the New Combinations episodes, where she talks to the choreographers and other artists behind the unique new works premiering this season at New York City Ballet.

 

“Hear the dance, see the music …” – George Balanchine

 

Hear the Dance with Silas Farley

Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley explores our expansive repertory, from the earliest Balanchine works to more recent classics, giving listeners an insider’s take on the Company’s rich history with Hear the Dance. Taking on a new ballet each episode, Farley is joined by many key players, from original cast members to ballet masters to current NYCB dancers, who share their personal experiences performing and coaching works from our illustrious repertory.

 

See the Music with Andrew Litton

In See the Music, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton takes us off the stage and into the orchestra pit, giving listeners an in-depth look at the scores from some of our most notable ballets, featuring discussions with both orchestra members and commissioned composers.

 

Oct 9, 2019

In a special bonus episode, take a trip to Lincoln Center without leaving your home. Music Director Andrew Litton takes us behind Bizet’s Symphony in C score in a See the Music presentation recorded live on October 3, 2019, right before our dancers performed the Balanchine ballet. This episode brings us to the end of Season One of City Ballet The Podcast. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss out when we’re back with Season Two. (13:59)

Music:
Carmen (1875) by Georges Bizet
Symphony No. 1 in C major (1855) by Georges Bizet

All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra