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Herman Cornejo in Twyla Tharp's Sinatra Suite.

Photo:© Joe McNally



Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in Lar Lubovitch's Meadow.

Photo:© Joe McNally



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OPENING NIGHT GALA AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 6:30 PM TO FEATURE
GEORGE BALANCHINEíS SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE,
TWYLA THARPíS SINATRA SUITE AND
MEADOW BY LAR LUBOVITCH

 
Evening Sponsored by Reckson Associates
and Superfund Asset Management, Inc.

 
9/14/2006 - American Ballet Theatreís Opening Night Gala at New York City Center, Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM, will feature highlights from the Companyís Revivals scheduled during the Fall season. Included will be the first movement from George Balanchineís Symphonie Concertante, the pas de deux from Lar Lubovitchís Meadow and the Revival Premiere of Twyla Tharpís Sinatra Suite. A full performance of Tharpís In The Upper Room will conclude ABTís gala performance.

Gala chairmen include Muffie Potter Aston and Sherrell Aston, Anne and Mario Grauso and Julia and David Koch. Corporate co-chairs include Scott Rechler of Reckson Associates and Christian Baha of Superfund Asset Management, Inc. ABTís Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Reckson Associates. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of ABTís 2006 New York City Center season.

A Gala dinner at New Yorkís landmark Pierre Hotel will immediately follow the performance. The annual Lucia Chase Award, in honor of American Ballet Theatreís founder, will be presented to ABT Trustee James S. Regan, in recognition of his outstanding commitment and support of the Company.

Gala benefit tickets, which include prime seats to the performance and a post-performance dinner, are priced at $1,500 and $1,000. For Gala benefit ticket information only, please call American Ballet Theatreís Special Events office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239.

Performance-only tickets for American Ballet Theatreís Opening Night at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $130 and are available online at www.citycenter.org or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. New York City Center is located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. ABTís 2006 New York City Center season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Click here for more information on the 2006 Fall Gala