Who Cares?

Choreography: 

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Music:

Excerpts of George Gershwin arranged by Hershy Kay

Composer:

George Gershwin/Hershy Kay

Premiere: 

1970

Duration:

41

Minutes

No. Dancers:

24

Photo © Paul Kolnik

Hershy Kay (1919-1981) established himself as a preeminent orchestrator of musicals with Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town in 1944. His works for ballet include Cakewalk, Clowns, Western Symphony, The Concert, Stars and Stripes, Who Cares?, and Union Jack; his works for musical theater include Peter Pan, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, A Chorus Line, Evita, and Barnum. A composer in his own right, Hershy Kay also reconstructed Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, which later became the Balanchine ballet Tarantella. Mr. Kay’s work also includes a children’s record, Mother Goose.

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