Definition of concert performance in English:

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concert performance

Pronunciation: /kənˈsərt pərˈfôrməns/

noun

1A performance of a piece of music written for an opera, ballet, religious service, etc., at a concert without the accompanying dramatic action, dance, or liturgy.
Example sentences
  • The issue recently arose again, when the New York Philharmonic gave a concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in Avery Fisher Hall with a cast of singers more or less equally drawn from the worlds of opera and Broadway.
  • It certainly did on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5, when the Kirov Orchestra presented Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a rare concert performance of the complete ballet.
  • A petite figure, she also performed in trousers which is a profound help to the audience in a concert performance of an opera with a fair degree of cross dressing!
2A performance of a piece of music at a live concert.
Example sentences
  • I bought the CD and, so far, it hasn't lived up to the quality of their concert performance.
  • And in their debut concert performance, youngsters of the Little Acorns raised £120.
  • In a concert performance, the current vogue for fragments of staging is no more than a distraction.

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Syllabification: con·cert per·for·mance

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