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Dream a Little Dream

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Delve into our season finale, A Dancer’s Dream, with a look at our newest Pinterest board: "Inside A Dancer’s Dream. Director and designer Doug Fitch (who helped create our productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen) has given us an exclusive peek at the inspiration boards that went into costuming the Ice Maiden, Columbine, The Moor, and Petrushka for The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka, two ballets by Stravinsky that make up our season finale in June that stars New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns. See how designers like Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Viktor & Rolf combine with artful origami and the looks of everyone from Mad Max to classical ballet to create this one-of-a-kind dream.

Mearns's Turn

Sara Mearns in Rehearsal

“I think if you are a true artist, passionate about your art form, who can’t imagine life without it, you are kissed with this curse of always trying to do your art form justice, create the beauty it deserves. It’s our job as performing artists to give the audience a taste of that passion — to let them fall into that world,” says New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns, who is featured in this month’s Playbill as we gear up for A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky  at the end of June. Learn how she’ll be transforming into an Ice Fairy and a marionette when she appears with Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic.

Dreams Do Come True

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“It’s been a dream of mine to perform with an orchestra like that. Classical music for me, now, is equal to classical ballet. You can’t have one without the other.”— New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns talks with Classical TV about her collaboration with the Philharmonic on the upcoming multimedia production A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky.

We’ve enjoyed seeing Sara at the concerts she’s attended all season, but we can’t wait to welcome her as a guest performer. Stay tuned for more. 

Photo by Chris Lee.

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Triumphant Conclusion in Vienna

Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra conclude their three-concert stint at the Vienna Konzerthaus with works by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, Mozart, and Musorgsky. The performance brings the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour to a close, and the musicians head to New York to resume performing for their hometown audience.

VIDEO: Musicians' Picks as Highlights of the Tour, 05/17/2013

In Vienna, following the final concert of the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour, New York Philharmonic musicians answer tour photographer and videographer Chris Lee’s question, “What was a highlight of the tour for you?” Hear the responses of Assistant Principal Viola Irene Breslaw, Principal Cello Carter Brey, cellist Eric Bartlett, The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, and bassist Blake Hinson.

Arrival and Two Concerts in Vienna

The Philharmonic arrives in Vienna, the final stop of the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour, to commemorate the centennial of the Vienna Konzerthaus. Joshua Bell and Emanuel Ax join Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra for two of the three concerts in the city of music.

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