This program features three rarely performed works by George Balanchine, including A La Françaix, an innocent tale about a handsome tennis-playing athlete, a pretty young lady, and a graceful ballerina dressed as a winged sylph. The New York Times hails the work, one of Balanchine's few comic story ballets, as "whimsical . . . told with clarity, charm, wit--and just enough seriousness." The program also includes two seldom seen Balanchine tour-de-force Pas de Trois, the Glinka and the Minkus.