Music: Fun at the Ballet

The curtain of Manhattan's City Center opened on a ballet set—a large, white Chopin medallion suspended like a full moon against velvety blackness— but the first figure the audience saw, a hefty man in swallowtail coat, headed across the stage to play Chopin on a grand piano. Yet it was a ballet after all, a new one called The Concert. Made up of Choreographer Jerome (Peter Pan) Robbins' irreverent ideas of what might go on in a listener's wandering mind during a musical evening, it turned out to be the funniest farce in a...

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