New York City Ballet

SPAC’s New York City Ballet Gala

SaturdayJuly 188:00 PM



In G Major (Ravel /Robbins)

The Man I Love Pas de Deux (Who Cares?) (Gershwin/Balanchine)

Rubies (Stravinsky/Balanchine)

Program Notes

SPAC’s New York City Ballet Gala, the finale to NYCB’s 2020 residency, will draw inspiration from jazz with Robbins’ In G Major incorporating the playful jazz accents of Ravel’s Concerto in G and scenery and costumes by Erté; Balanchine’s The Man I Love Pas de Deux from the ballet Who Cares? set to music by Gershwin; and Balanchine’s Rubies, featuring Stravinsky’s jazz-inflected Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra.

SPAC’s NYC Ballet Gala

In G Major © Paul Kolnik

Who Cares © Paul Kolnik

banner image: Rubies © Paul Kolnik


Join us on Saturday, July 18, 2020 for Rhythm on the Riviera, a sultry and sophisticated evening capturing the seductive elegance of one of the world’s most desirable destinations – with exquisite dining in the Hall of Springs – the new Rubies Lounge – all culminating in a spectacular New York City Ballet performance perfumed by hints of Jazz.

Continuing the tradition, this year’s Côte d’Azur-themed lawn party, pop-up performances, fireworks, and dancing under the stars will round out the evening – creating yet another unforgettable memory at this, Saratoga’s most spectacular summer party.

NYCB Gala attendees can choose from a range of experiences including:

Ballroom Gala Celebration    

  • Red Carpet Cocktail Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Elegant seated dinner in t he Hall of Springs
  • The Jazz Bar will be transformed into the Rubies Lounge for guests to enjoy cocktails during dinner
  • Preferred Amphitheater seating for the New York City Ballet evening performance
  • Post-performance cocktails and dessert in the Hall of Springs

Lawn Party Celebration

  • Immersive pop-up performances and activities
  • Tent packages for a unique lawn party experience, including a Champagne welcome–très chic!
  • Catering options
  • Recognition for returning lawn party tents
  • Access to the Junior Committee tent party
  • Lawn admission for the New York City Ballet evening performance

Contact Liz Ellis to be added to our invitation list for the Ballroom Gala and Lawn Party Celebrations!

New York City Ballet Performance ONLY

  • Access to the lawn party festivities, fireworks and post-performance dancing

Purchase tickets for the PERFORMANCE ONLY HERE.

For more information about the event, including Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Ellis or 518-584-9330 ext 118.

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