Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

I attended the New York City Ballet for the first time last night. I have to say, it was a wonderful experience: a performance of Jerome Robbins' "Ballet in Sneakers," from N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, and two George Balanchine pieces, "Donizetti Variations," which was just ight, and, featured in part below, his "Stravinsky Violin Concerto," the highlight of the night.

The following clip is of the San Francisco Ballet's performance of the concerto. Sadly, it only includes a small portion of the first of two gorgeous pas de deux, but it gives you a good idea of the feel of the piece's startling beauty.

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