Articles & Video

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    • Watch: Outdoor Jazz at the Ballet: Alan Moverman (piano) and Ron Wasserman (bass) outside the theater.

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    • Watch: Rooftop Cello Jam (“Misirlou”) – The New York City Ballet Orchestra cello section rocks out for an impromptu rooftop jam

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    • Watch: Long-time New York City Ballet Orchestra member, Arnold Goldberg, recalls a Balanchine Love Story (interviews by Ann Kim; videography by Derek Ratzenboeck)

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    • Watch: Veteran New York City Ballet Orchestra members reminisce about playing the great music of the Balanchine ballets (interviews by Ann Kim; videography by Derek Ratzenboeck)

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    • Watch: New York City Ballet principal dancers talk about the joy of dancing to live music performed by a world-class orchestra every night (interviews by Ann Kim; videography by Derek Ratzenboeck)

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  • Article: “Who We Are” by Paul Dunkel
    The New York City Ballet Orchestra was formed in 1948 when the New York City Ballet Company became the resident ballet company at New York’s City Center Theater on West 55th Street. George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein named Leon Barzin Music Director and Hugo Fiorato, a prominent violinist on the free-lance circuit and an aspiring conductor, was named by Barzin to the post of Concertmaster and Orchestra Contractor. read more

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  • Article: “I Knew I Needed to Make a Reed . . .” by Randall Wolfgang
    I knew needed to make a reed. All my reeds were old or on the wrong track. I wanted something big but beautiful sounding. I’d had some good cane…decided to make just one reed. read more

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