Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major for Violin and Viola, K. 364)
Choreography by George Balanchine
Staged by Susan Jones
Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting by David K. H. Elliott
Set to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major for Violin and Viola
K. 364, Symphonie Concertante’s three parts correspond to the three
movements of the score. The ballet calls for two ballerinas (each corresponding
to a solo instrument), a danseur, six soloists and a corps de ballet of sixteen.
Symphonie Concertante received its World Premiere by the Ballet Society at the
City Center Theatre, New York on November 12, 1947, with Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil
LeClerq and Todd Bolender in the principal roles.
Symphonie Concertante received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at
the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on January 19, 1983, danced by Cynthia
Gregory, Martine van Hamel and Patrick Bissell.
Symphonie Concertante is part of American Ballet Theatre’s repertory of
Balanchine ballets which includes Apollo, Ballet Imperial, Bourrée Fantasque,
Donizetti Variations, Mozartiana, Prodigal Son, La
Sonnambula, Stravinsky Violin
Concerto, Symphony in C, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Theme