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Journey with the Masters

''The Concert, surely the most comic ballet in existence.”
The New York Times

From the banks of the Vltava River to the grandeur of a Russian palace to the rain-drenched sidewalks of Central Park, the spring repertory program is a fantastic voyage led by the grand masters of choreography. Jiří Kylián's Sinfonietta is an exuberant tribute to the Czech choreographer's homeland. Ballet Imperial is George Balanchine's homage to St. Petersburg, to the choreographer Marius Petipa, who he referred to as "the father of classic ballet," and to Russia's greatest composer, Peter Tchaikovsky. The Concert is famed American choreographer Jerome Robbins's laugh-out-loud funny reflection on the active imaginations of New York City concert goers.

7:30 PM on May 30 and June 1, 7, 8, 2013
2:00 PM on June 2, 8, 9, 2013

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Music: Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián
Scenic and Costume Design: Walter Nobbe
Lighting Design: Joop Caboort

Ballet Imperial, a Houston Ballet Premiere
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
Choreography: George Balanchine (1904-1983), © The George Balanchine Trust

The Concert
Music: Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Orchestrated by Clare Grundman
Choreography: Jerome Robbins (1918-1998)
Costume Design: Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton

Age Recommendation: at least 10 years of age

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.

Ballet: The Concert
Dancer: Amy Fote
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar