New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2011

Sir Paul McCartney and Peter Martins will make history through their collaboration on a new ballet.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
New York, NY

New York City Ballet announced today that Sir Paul McCartney and NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins will collaborate on a World Premiere ballet for the Company’s 2011-2012 season.  The new ballet, which will premiere at NYCB’s Fall Gala performance on Thursday, September 22, 2011, will mark the first time that Sir Paul has written an original orchestral score for dance.

In making the announcement, Martins said that he and Sir Paul met at the School of American Ballet’s Winter Gala in 2010 and shortly thereafter began discussing the possibility of working together on a ballet.

“Like the rest of my generation, I grew up being a huge fan of the Beatles so I was thrilled to meet him,” said Martins.  “After I got to know him a bit, and knowing of his great love of composing classical music, I asked if he might be interested in doing something for New York City Ballet, and I am ecstatic that he has agreed to write a score for us.”

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Terrace and Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, followed by the performance and an elegant black-tie Supper Ball with dinner and dancing


Alec Baldwin
Jodie and John Eastman
Marlene Hess and Jim Zirin
Alice and Lorne Michaels


Fiona Druckenmiller
Carol Mack
Charlotte Moss


Choreography by Peter Martins
Costumes by Stella McCartney
Projections by S. Katy Tucker
Scenic Design by Perry Silvey

Lighting by Mark Stanley

6:00pm Cocktails
7:30pm Performance
9:00pm Supper Ball
Black Tie

Gala Tables of 10: $150,000, $100,000, $50,000, $25,000 (limited availability)
Gala Tickets: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 (limited availability)
Cocktail and
Performance Tickets: $750, $350

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street.
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY


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