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

The Rosin Box with Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz

The Rosin Box gives you the opportunity to listen in on candid conversations with members of the New York City Ballet. Hosted by NYCB Soloists Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz, these episodes take you behind-the-scenes, offering you exclusive insight into the lives of the Company’s dancers.

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 with Silas Farley

Dance educator and former NYCB dancer 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.

May 4, 2020

The latest episode of City Ballet The Podcast is a special two-part Hear the Dance, hosted by NYCB Soloist Silas Farley, with special guest Patricia McBride. Her illustrious 30-year career with NYCB—highlighted by her promotion to principal dancer at just 18 years old—included 60 different roles, 30 of which were created for her. In this first part of their wide-ranging discussion, Farley and McBride discuss her early years in the Company and working with Balanchine, through the 1964 premiere of Rubies. (41:23)

Continue listening to Part Two of this episode.

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major (1931) by Igor Stravinsky
Apollon Musagéte (1928) by Igor Stravinsky
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1929) by Igor Stravinsky
Symphony No. 1 in C major (1855) by Georges Bizet
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, 'Scotch,' (1842) by Felix Mendelssohn