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OPENING NIGHT GALA AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 6:30 PM TO FEATURE

GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE,

TWYLA THARP’S SINATRA SUITE AND MEADOW BY LAR LUBOVITCH

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

American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala at New York City Center, Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM, will feature highlights from the Company’s Revivals scheduled during the Fall season. Included will be the first movement from George Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante, the pas de deux from Lar Lubovitch’s Meadow and the Revival Premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite. A full performance of Tharp’s In The Upper Room will conclude ABT’s 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. ABT’s Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Reckson Associates. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of ABT’s 2006 New York City Center season.

A Gala dinner at New York’s landmark Pierre Hotel will immediately follow the performance. The annual Lucia Chase Award, in honor of American Ballet Theatre’s 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 Theatre’s Special Events office at 212-477-3030,

ext. 3239.

Performance-only tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $130 and are available on-line at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.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. ABT’s 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.

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