NYC Ballet & Torke Premiere

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

New York City Ballet

Ana Sophia Scheller - Dancer

Andrew Veyette - Dancer

Rebecca Krohn - Dancer

Amar Ramasar - Dancer

program

Torke - Unconquered

Tchaikovsky - White Swan Pas de deux, from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance, from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky - Black Swan Pas de deux, from Swan Lake

Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé

Ravel - La Valse

Friday, August 5, 2016

8:00 pm Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Internationally acclaimed composer Michael Torke has been commissioned by SPAC, Charles and Candace Wait, and the adirondack trust company to create an orchestral work for The Philadelphia Orchestra to premiere during the 2016 anniversary celebration. Torke's longtime connections to SPAC and Saratoga are deeply personal as he is a nine-time resident of Yaddo, an artists' community providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. The New York Times has described him as "a master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation."