Category Archives: Music

Meet the Musician: Adam Luftman

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The 2016 Repertory Season marked the 40th anniversary of the SF Ballet Orchestra. As Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, remarked, “the finest dance can only happen with the support of an equally world-class orchestra.”  To celebrate our world-class musicians, we will introduce you to various members of the Orchestra throughout the season . Today we’d like to […]

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Composer Shinji Eshima on Swimmer

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Swimmer is the third ballet that I have composed for SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov. The first was RAkU in 2011, which has since toured the globe and was also presented as part of Program 1 of the current season. When I first met Yuri on June 19, 2010 at the bar in Jardinere restaurant and he asked me […]

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Meet the Musician: Cordula Merks

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The 2016 Repertory Season marked the 40th anniversary of the SF Ballet Orchestra. As Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, recently remarked, “the finest dance can only happen with the support of an equally world-class orchestra.”  To celebrate our world-class musicians, we will introduce you to various members of the Orchestra throughout the season . Today we’d like […]

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Meet the Musician: David Rosenthal

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The 2016 Repertory Season  celebrated the 40th anniversary of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson recognizes that “the finest dance can only happen with the support of an equally world-class orchestra.” Music Librarian Matthew Naughtin notes, “The mission of the Orchestra, which it has succeeded in fulfilling so well over the years, […]

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