New York City Ballet Fall Gala Upcoming October 7

To celebrate its first fall season, NYCB will have a fall gala on October 7th. It will feature the premiere of a new ballet by Benjamin Millepied set to a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. The program will also include Balanchine’s Tarantella and Western Symphony and Robbins’ I’m Old Fashioned (photographed above, by Paul Kolnik). Sarah Jessica Parker, newly elected to the NYCB Board of Directors, will serve as the event’s honorary chair.

Benefit tickets, which include a pre-performance cocktail reception and post-performance supper ball are available for $1500, $2500, and $5000 and tickets for the performance and cocktail reception are $250. The cocktail reception will begin at 5:30, the performance at 7, and the supper will follow. Click below to read the full press release.

To celebrate its inaugural fall season at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet will present a special one-time-only gala performance on Thursday, October 7 at the David H. Koch Theater.

The highlight of the evening is the New York premiere of a new ballet by NYCB Principal Dancer Benjamin Millepied set to a commissioned score from Pulitzer-Prize winning composer David Lang.   The program will also include George Balanchine’s Tarantella and an excerpt from Western Symphony, as well as Jerome Robbins’ I’m Old Fashioned.

The gala evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance, and concluding with an elegant supper ball on the Koch Theater promenade.

Sarah Jessica Parker, newly elected to the New York City Ballet board of directors, will serve as the event’s honorary chairman, with Maria-Cristina Anzola, Jane Carroll, Barbara Evans, and Carol A. Smith as event chairmen.

The David H. Koch Theater is located on the Lincoln Center Plaza at 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue.  Tickets for the performance only are priced from $20 to $120 and are available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, by calling Center Charge at 212-721-6500, or online at

Benefit tickets, which include the pre-performance cocktail reception, and post-performance supper ball, are available for $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000.  Tickets for the pre-performance reception and performance only are also available for $250 each.  Benefit-priced tickets are available through the NYCB Special Events office at (212) 870-5585 or visit

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