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To The Pointe: David Rosenthal on “The Typewriter”

To The Pointe: David Rosenthal on “The Typewriter”

Gong, Chimes, Woodblocks . . . Typewriter?

In this special edition of To The Pointe, David Rosenthal, SF Ballet Orchestra’s Principal Percussionist, discusses his role in “The Typewriter,” composer Leroy Anderson’s most famous novelty number and one of eleven pieces in Mark Morris’s Sandpaper Ballet, on the digital stage February 11–March 3, 2021.

At the end of the podcast, David performs a snippet of the piece with help from PR & Communications Manager Kate McKinney, who “chimes” in with the carriage return.

This podcast was originally published in February 2020 and has been updated to reflect the 2021 Digital Season.

Mark Morris’s Sandpaper Ballet is part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Digital Season. It will be performed as part of Program 02, streaming February 11–March 3.

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