New York City Ballet: Tschaikovsky Celebration


New York City Ballet dancers in "Serenade."
New York City Ballet dancers in "Serenade."

Highlighting the winter season is a four-week celebration devoted to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky, whose expressive melodies have captivated listeners and the imagination of choreographers for over a century.

Following the company’s annual run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, the Tschaikovsky Celebration begins with three stunning programs bringing together nine of Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky works, including “Serenade” and “Mozartiana,” the first ballet Balanchine choreographed in America and his last great masterwork, in addition to his one-act version of “Swan Lake” with a corps of sleek black swans. The third program will also include a premiere by Peter Martins to musical selections from Tschaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”

A feast for the eyes and ears, New York City Ballet’s full-length staging of “The Sleeping Beauty” concludes the winter with 14 performances. One of the company’s grandest productions, this charming fairytale focuses the audience’s attention on Martins’ enchanting choreography, luxurious sets and costumes, Tschaikovsky’s glorious score, and a cast of fanciful characters.

Jan 15, 16, 18, 19, 26
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

Jan 17, 19, 20, 22, 23
Swan Lake
Allegro Brillante
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

Jan 24, 25, 26, 27
Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée”
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Bal de Couture (New Martins/Tschaikovsky)

Feb 13-24
The Sleeping Beauty

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David H. Koch Theater

New York, NY 10023

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New York City Ballet

Founded in 1948 by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, the New York City Ballet performs in the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.