Sep 28, 2020
City Ballet the Podcast is back with a new season of deep dives
into the history and artistry of New York City Ballet. We begin by
revisiting our very first See the Music episode to celebrate the
premiere of the Digital Fall Season—and the All Balanchine program.
NYCB’s Music Director Andrew Litton delves into the background of
Bizet’s Symphony in C, a hidden treasure that, 80 years after its
creation, found a new popularity with the help of George
Balanchine. Litton also sits down with NYCB Orchestra’s principal
oboist, Julia DeRosa, to discuss Symphony in C’s iconic oboe solo
and the intricacies of playing an instrument that is integral to so
many ballet scores. (26:12)
Symphony in Three Movements (1945) by Igor Stravinsky
Symphony No. 1 in C major (1855) by Georges Bizet
All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.