Musicians' Insights

Musicians' Insights

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  • Musicians' Insights: Mongo Buriad on Tomasson’s 7 for Eight

    “I’m in every rehearsal," says Company Pianist Mungunchimeg "Mongo" Buriad of Helgi Tomasson's ballet 7 for Eight, set to music by J.S. Bach. "By the time we’re on stage, the dancers know how I’m going to play, and I know their movement.” Buriad, who plays for this ballet both in rehearsal and wi...

  • Musicians' Insights: Shinji Eshima on Possokhov's Swimmer

    Listen to Shinji Eshima, Associate Principal Contrabass of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra on composing the music for Yuri Possokhov's Swimmer. “These are all the things that Yuri loves about America,” says Eshima, whose score begins with a trumpet solo that blossoms into a brass chorale, alluding...