New York City Ballet Fall 2017

The New York City Ballet Fall 2017 season is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center Tuesday – Sunday, September 19 – October 15, 2017.

New York City Ballet Fall 2017 Programs

Swan Lake

September 19 – October 1, 2017

Fall Gala

Thursday, September 28 at 5:30pm

The Fall Gala pairs choreographers with fashion designers. This year’s gala Chairmen are Claire and Christopher Mann, Karen and Tommy Murphy, Betsy and Rob Pitts, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Gala begins with a cocktail reception, performance, and ends with a black-tie Supper Ball on the David H. Koch Theater promenade.

  • World Premiere ballet by Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette in partnership with Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of MONSE and Oscar de la Renta
  • World Premiere ballet by Resident Choreographer Justin Peck with costumes by Tsumori Chisato
  • World Premiere ballet by recent School of American Ballet alumna and former New York Choreographic Institute participant Gianna Reisen in collaboration with Virgil Abloh of Off-White
  • World Premiere ballet by Soloist Troy Schumacher paired with Jonathan Saunders

Single tickets $350 – $10,000
Tables $25,000 – $150,000

21st Century Choreographers

Thursday, September 28 at 7pm
Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 13 at 8pm
Saturday, October 14 evening at 8pm

The Chairman Dances

Peter Martins choreography to music from John Adams’ opera Nixon in China. It’s inspired by a discarded scene with Chairman Mao dancing with his fiance Chiang Ch’ing.

New Lovette (World Premiere)

NYCB Principal Lauren Lovette presents her second addition to the New York City Ballet repertory.

New Peck 1 (World Premiere)

One of two Justin Peck premieres this season is set to music by Igor Stravinsky.

New Reisen (World Premiere)

Gianna Reisen, from the School of American Ballet, becomes the youngest choreographer to add to New York City Ballet repertory.

New Schumacher (World Premiere)

This is Troy Schumacher’s third work for NYCB.

Here / Now

Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7 at 2pm matinee
Sunday, October 8 at 3pm matinee
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm


Christopher Wheeldon choreography to music by Arvo Pärt is a pas de deux set to Classical music with a monastic feel.


Christopher Wheeldon choreography to music by György Ligeti. This breakthrough work by Wheeldon puts eight dancers through ten piano pieces whose chordal dissonance shifts over time.


Alexei Ratmansky choreography to Sketches to Sunset composed by Leonid Desyatnikov for the 1990 film Sunset includes Tango and Klezmer themes. The story is based on Isaac Babel’s stories about Jewish gangsters in Odessa after the Russian Revolution.

The Times Are Racing (2017)

Justin Peck choreography to electronic music by Dan Deacon is danced in sneakers with streetwear designed by Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony.

All Balanchine

Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 6 at 8pm
Saturday, October 14 at 2pm matinee
Sunday, October 15 at 3pm matinee

Square Dance (1957, 1976 revival)

Balanchine combines American square dancing with classical ballet in this choreography set to music by Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli.

La Valse (1951)

Balanchine explores the death of the Viennese waltz set to Maurice Ravel’s La Valse.

Cortège Hongrois (1973)

Balanchine mixes Hungarian folk dances into a courtly parade to music by Alexander Glazounov. Balanchine created the piece for the farewell of ballerina Melissa Hayden.

20th Century Violin Concertos

Saturday, October 7 at 8pm
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30pm

The Red Violin 

Peter Martins choreography to John Corigliano’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra from the 1998 film.

In Memory of… 

Jerome Robbins choreography to music by Alban Berg.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1972)

George Balanchine choreography to music by Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine first used the music with Ballet Russe. When he couldn’t remember the choreography 30 years later, Balanchine created something new.

Box Office

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(Columbus Ave at 63rd)

Monday: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm


Center Charge (212) 496-0600


Visit the David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


(1) to 66th St - Lincoln Center


M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104


There are entrances to Lincoln Center's Parking Garage on Amsterdam Ave, 62nd St, and 65th St.


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