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Musicians’ Insights: Ani Bukujian on Midsummer

Musicians’ Insights: Ani Bukujian on Midsummer

How Do You Bring Dancing Fairies to Life?

In this episode of “Musicians’ Insights,” Ani Bukujian offers an insider’s look at the music of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bukujian, principal second violinist of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, plays a few of her favorite excerpts of Midsummer, describes the challenges in playing the score, and shares some of the history of the ballet and its composer.

 

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson