Newsletter New York City Ballet season features Salonen and Greenberg
In honour of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary, New York City Ballet will present seven world premiere ballets and four commissioned scores as part of its 2010/11 season.
Peter Martins. photo © Paul Kolnik On June 22 Peter Martins, the company’s Artistic Director, will premiere a new work, entitled Mirage, with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto, which has been co-commissioned by NYCB, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Salonen will conduct this world premiere ballet, which will feature acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom the piece was written.
Melissa Barak, currently a member of the Los Angeles Ballet and a former NYCB dancer, will choreograph a new work entitled Call Me Ben to a score by young New York composer Jay Greenberg entitled Neon Refracted. Barak was the youngest choreographer ever to be commissioned by the Company at the age of 22 in 2002.