To Do Wednesday: Dance Partners

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah.

The unlikely double bill of rapper/actress (or raptress) Queen Latifah and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will appear as guest artists at The New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the American Musical Festival. Ms. Latifah will perform George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Mr. Stoltzman will do the Interlude from Andre Previn’s “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.” There will, of course, be ballet by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, and CFDA Award-winning designer Joseph Altuzarra designed costumes for one of the dances, so expect all the society grande dames to be in Altuzarra, bien sur.

The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, (212) 870-5570, cocktails 5:30pm, performance 7pm, supper ball 9pm.