The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)

Choreography by: Jerome Robbins

Music by: Frédéric Chopin

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Credits

Music
Polonaise "Militaire"; Berecuse, op. 57; Preleude, op. 28, no. 18; Prelude, op. 28, no. 16; Waltz in E Minor; Prelude, op. 28, no. 7; Prelude, op. 28, no. 4; Mazurka in G Major; Ballade, op. 47, no. 3
Premiere
March 6, 1956
Original Cast
Tanquil Le Clercq, Todd Bolender, Yvonne Mounsey, Robert Barnett, Wilma Curley, John Mandia, Shaun O'Brien, Patricia Savoia, Richard Thomas

Length
29 Min.
Costumes by
Irene Sharaff
Set by
Jean Rosenthal (1956); Saul Steinberg (1971)
Lighting by
Jean Rosenthal (1956); Ronald Bates (1971)

A piano recital gone wrong, The Concert is a one-of-a-kind ballet, portraying a cast of quirky characters and their laugh-out-loud antics.



One of the pleasures of attending a concert is the freedom to lose oneself in listening to the music. Quite often, unconsciously, mental pictures and images form, and the patterns and paths of these reveries are influenced by the music itself, or its program notes, or by the personal dreams, problems, and fantasies of the listener. Chopin’s music in particular has been subject to fanciful “program” names such as the “Butterfly” Etude, the “Minute” Waltz, the “Raindrop” Prelude, etc.

– Jerome Robbins


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