Saturday, April 9, 2022

Composed by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographed by George Balanchine

Three sparkling scenes — emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for imperial St. Petersburg — are accompanied by the music of three essential composers. Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, George Balanchine created this modern ballet classic as an homage to the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, all of which had a vital impact on the revered choreographer’s career.

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