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× Pre-Performance Talks invite you to spend 30 minutes with world-class dancers, choreographers, musicians, conductors, authors, and critics. Enhance your theater experience by hearing their first-hand insights, personal anecdotes, and information about the evening's program. Attending a Pre-Performance talk is a special experience for newcomers and devotees.

You must be attending the performance following the Pre-Performance Talk to attend the talk.

Pre-Performance Talk tickets are free for the 2019 season thanks to generous support from Siena College & National Grid. Space is limited-- make your reservations early!

Reservations will only be held until talk begins.

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Pre-Performance Talk Tuesday July 16 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Jonathon Stafford, Artistic Director, NYCB

Pre-Performance Talk Wednesday July 17 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Craig Hall, Ballet Master, NYCB

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday July 18 2019 at 1:00 PM

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× Silas Farley, Dancer, NYCB

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday July 18 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Dena Abergel, Children’s Ballet Master, NYCB

Pre-Performance Talk Friday July 19 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Jay Rogoff, Poet, Lecturer Skidmore College

Pre-Performance Talk Wednesday July 31 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Stéphane Denève, Conductor

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday August 1 2019 at 1:00 PM

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× Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Performance Talk Friday August 2 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Janice Carissa, Pianist

Pre-Performance Talk Wednesday August 7 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Davyd Booth, Violinist, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday August 8 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Michael Boriskin, Artistic & Executive Director of the Copland House

Pre-Performance Talk Friday August 9 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

Pre-Performance Talk Wednesday August 14 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Kensho Watanabe, Assistant Conductor, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday August 15 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Conversation with a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Pre-Performance Talk Friday August 16 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× Jan Lisiecki, Pianist

Pre-Performance Talk Saturday August 17 2019 at 7:00 PM

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× TBA