SF Ballet Orchestra’s COVID-19 PLAYLIST
What’s the SF Ballet Orchestra Listening to During Social Distancing?
From The White Stripes to Arvo Pärt, Dolly Parton to Bach, the SF Ballet Orchestra’s eclectic tastes know no bounds. We’ve put together a playlist that displays the wide-ranging musical genres appreciated by these fantastic musicians.
2nd Oboe and English Horn – bio
She’s listening to Emmylou Harris’ Blue Kentucky Girl, the best of Bill Withers, Los Lobos’ Kiko, Piano Improvisations from Chick Corea, and Carla Bley’s Andando el Tiempo, just to name a few.
2nd Bassoon and Contrabassoon – bio
He’s been digging into Tame Impala’s Let it Happen, Dankmus’ Bed Goes Up, Boney M’s Rasputin, and a couple of podcasts: Mike Duncan’s Revolutions and the hilarious The Superego Podcast: Profiles in Self-Obsession.
Violin I – bio
Recognizing how difficult it was to initially listen to music, Heidi pulled herself out of her funk by listening to music she was going to play this season, like Glazunov’s The Seasons. She also encourages you to check out two extraordinary versions of Ave Maria by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin.
Associate Principal Contrabass – bio
He recommends listening to João Carlos Martins playing J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (books 1 and 2).
Trumpet – bio
He has been enjoying Variations on Carmen (Bizet) by Waxman performed by Sergei Nakariakov, Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood, Ooh by Jon Bellion and is delighted at his 7-year-old’s appreciation for Singing in the Rain and Sasha De Sola’s quarantine barre class video.
Header Image: Atmosphere at SF Ballet Gala 2019 on January 23rd 2019 at City Hall/ War Memorial in San Francisco, CA // © Drew Altizer