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Dumbarton Oaks

 ComposerIgor Stravinsky
 MusicConcert in E Flat "Dumbarton Oaks, 8.5.1938" for Chamber Orchestra
 DancersAllegra Kent, Anthony Blum
 CostumesPatricia Zipprodt
 LightingRonald Bates
 GenreBALLET
 PremiereJune 23, 1972, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs14 Dancers: 1 principal woman, 1 principal man: 6 corps women, 6 corps men
 Requirementsorchestra
 Running Time15′
 NotesThe music was commissioned for the 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, well-known patrons of the arts, whose house, museum and gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown had provided the setting for many important functions and entertainments. Stravinsky was unable to conduct the first performance in America. At his express wish, the eminent teacher Nadia Boulanger was invited to take his place and the concerto was played for the first time in the great hall of Dumbarton Oaks under her direction.


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