Episode 112: Martin West, Music Director, on “The Rite of Spring”

The centerpiece of the program is the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring, set to Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 score—music that has inspired and challenged a wealth of prominent choreographers and dancers. Musicologist Susan Key, San Francisco Ballet School Administrative Manager and music educator, Andrea Yannone, and Dance Educator Mary Wood will be joined by SF Ballet Music Director Martin West to explore Stravinsky’s complex musical tour de force, the challenges it offers to dancers, and how the work maintains its edgy modernism, even after a century.

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

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