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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

The Rosin Box with Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz

The Rosin Box gives you the opportunity to listen in on candid conversations with members of the New York City Ballet. Hosted by NYCB Soloist Aarón Sanz and recently retired Soloist Claire Kretzschmar, these episodes take you behind-the-scenes, offering you exclusive insight into the lives of the Company’s dancers.

New Combinations with Wendy Whelan

During our performance season, New York City Ballet showcases recent works from some of the most influential choreographers working today. Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan hosts the New Combinations episodes, where she talks to the choreographers and other artists behind the unique new works premiering this season at New York City Ballet.

Hear the Dance 

Explore our expansive repertory, from the earliest Balanchine works to more recent classics, with an insider’s take on the Company’s rich history with Hear the Dance. Taking on a new ballet each episode, the host is joined by many key players, from original cast members to ballet masters to current NYCB dancers, who share their personal experiences performing and coaching works from our illustrious repertory.

See the Music with Andrew Litton

In See the Music, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton takes us off the stage and into the orchestra pit, giving listeners an in-depth look at the scores from some of our most notable ballets, featuring discussions with both orchestra members and commissioned composers.

Sep 15, 2019

Silas Farley sits down with Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley, Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, NYCB Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, and former NYCB dancer and Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal to discuss Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer on his series Hear the Dance. In this informative episode, the five talk about the otherworldly ballet, Robbins’ choreographic process, and Prokofiev’s ambitious score. (58:11)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major (1931) by Igor Stravinsky
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (1917) by Sergei Prokofiev

All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra

Listen to a recording of Joseph Szigeti's performance of Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (1917) by Sergei Prokofiev

Reference Books for Hear the Dance: Opus 19/The Dreamer
Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill
Jerome Robbins: That Broadway Man, That Ballet Man by Christine Conrad
Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography by Harlow Robinson
Reading Dance Edited and with an Introduction by Robert Gottlieb