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New York City Ballet Fall Gala at Lincoln Center Features Music of Liszt, Choreography by Justin Peck, Fashion from Sarah Burton

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 23, 2014 09:50 PM EDT

Tonight’s fall gala kicks off the New York City Ballet’s new season. The evening combines the likes of fashion and dance by celebrating the costume design for several performances running during this season.

The benefit event includes three world premieres, including Funérailles with music by Franz Liszt and choreography by Liam Scarlett and Clearing Dawn with music by Judd Greenstein and choreography by Troy Schumacher.

And, lastly, Belles-Lettres with music by César Franck and choreography by Justin Peck — the first Franck composition in the company’s repertory.

The evening’s tastings also feature Peter Martins’ Morgen, a piece about three couples drifting through a lakeside scene dancing a series of pas de deux in search of romance.

Also featured is Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, which explores Richter’s electronic remix of the popular song by the same name.

To start, a champagne reception kicks off the night, followed by performances and a stylish ball at the David H. Koch Theater attended by dancers and the gala’s celebrity co-chairs, including Sarah Jessica Parker.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at the David H. Koch Theater located at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza.

Tickets for the event are $94; you can purchase them here.

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