Sunday, June 9, 2024 @ 1:30pm – 3:45pm (EDT)
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC, United States
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Gabriel FauréSuite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 (excerpts; part of 'Emeralds' by George Balanchine)
Gabriel FauréShylock Suite, Op. 57 (excerpts; part of 'Emeralds' by George Balanchine)
Igor StravinskyCapriccio for Piano and Orchestra (part of 'Rubies' by George Balanchine)
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySymphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 (mvts II-V; part of 'Diamonds' by George Balanchine)

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine's treasured "Jewels." Amidst the grandeur of the Opera House, glittering gems sweep, shine, and swirl across the stage. Witness Balanchine's artistry at its peak from the world-renowned company he cofounded 75 years ago.

A three-act ballet, "Jewels" is a stunning visual portrait showcasing three distinct styles of dance paired with music from different composers. The radiant display begins with Emeralds, calling forth the elegance and charm of France and romantic French ballet through Gabriel Fauré's mesmerizing music. Rubies is crisp and playful, representing firecracker American ballet set to Igor Stravinsky's jazz-inflected Capriccio. A symphonic score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky commands a regal finale in Diamonds, evoking Balanchine's classical training at the Mariinsky Theater.

Runs June 4-9. Audio description available for the June 5, 6, & June 8 (1:30pm) performances.