Episode 54: Martin West, Music Director and Principal Conductor and Bruce Sansom, Assistant to the Artistic Director and Ballet Master.

Martin West and Bruce Sansom discussed how music informs the movement in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, and other ballets. Martin described the collaboration involved in the creation of Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU to a commissioned score by SF Ballet Orchestra bassist Shinji Eshima. Bruce recounted his experience of learning and performing Symphonic Variations at the Royal Ballet.

Header Image: Martin West conducts the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra // © Brandon Patoc

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