Must-See Balanchine

Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Prodigal Son
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

In his eulogy for Balanchine, dance critic Clement Crisp summed up his contribution to ballet: “It is hard to think of the ballet world without the colossal presence of George Balanchine. But we have not lost Balanchine—not the essential Balanchine, who lives in the great catalogue of masterpieces that have so shaped and refined our understanding of ballet and given it—and us—thrilling life.” Thrill to his extraordinary genius with three very different but equally seminal works. 

Runtime: 2 hours and 19 minutes, including 20- and 15-minute intermissions
Vanessa Zahorian & Davit Karapetyan in Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto // © Erik Tomasson
For all Balanchine ballet images: Choreography by George Balanchine // © The Balanchine Trust
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Music: Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Igor Stravinsky first came to prominence composing ballet scores, most notably The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. Listen to his Violin Concerto in D which is the score for Stravinsky Violin Concerto.

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Scenic Design

Prodigal Son
  • Georges Rouault

Costume Design

Prodigal Son
  • Georges Rouault
  • Karinska 

Lighting Design

Prodigal Son
  • Jean Rosenthal
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Lisa J. Pinkham after Ronald Bates


Prodigal Son
  • Boris Kochno

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