Martin West, Music Director and Principal Conductor, on Program 2: Kaleidoscope

Martin West, SF Ballet’s Music Director and Principal Conductor, gives an engaging account about how ballet conducting requires both mind reading and on-the-spot problem-solving skills. He also provides insight into the Mozart and Beethoven scores heard in Program 2, and explains what he looks for when hiring new musicians for the ballet orchestra.

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Sarah Van Patten receives congratulations from Conductor Martin West after performing Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid // © Chris Hardy

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