Education Director Charles Mc Neal interviews Music Director and Principal Conductor Martin West.
Mc Neal and West discuss the provocative and evocative music of Lera Auerbach who was commissioned for The Little Mermaid. West then talks about the particulars of the orchestra composition as it pertains to this ballet. He goes to share his thoughts and insights about making audio recordings of certain works, and how that may or may not contribute to a conductor’s legacy.
Header Image: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra performing at the Stern Grove Festival // © Brandon Patoc