In our first See The Music episode, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton delves into the history of Bizet’s Symphony in C, a hidden treasure that, 80 years after its creation, became a star with the help of George Balanchine. Litton also sits down with NYCB Orchestra’s newest principal oboe player, Julia DeRosa, to talk about Symphony in C’s iconic oboe solo and explores the intricacies of playing an instrument that is integral to so many ballet scores. (23:27)
Symphony in Three Movements (1945) by Igor Stravinsky
Symphony No. 1 in C major (1855) by Georges Bizet
All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
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