Artist Spotlight

Craig Reiss Shares Performance Season Highlights

In many ways, the musicians and dancers of the San Francisco Ballet are like one big family. A longtime member of this family—Craig Reiss—violinist and all-around-great-storyteller, shares some highlights of seasons past. “I joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in 1993. Before that time…

Trumpet Player Conrad Jones Looks Back on an Exciting Season with the SF Ballet Orchestra

After having just performed with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for its 2015-16 season, trumpet-playing wunderkind, and native Long Islander Conrad Jones looks back to some of the highlights of the year. However, before we get to that point, another pressing question remains: So, what’s…

Debut Classical Album by Composer C.F Kip Winger Featuring the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

C.F. Kip Winger’s career started with a bang. He began touring as a bass player with rock legend Alice Cooper and went on to perform and record with rock legends Alan Parsons, Roger Daltry, and Bob Dylan. London’s Classic Rock…

In the Recording Studio with C.F. Kip Winger: On Our Upcoming CD Release

As the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra gears up for its special 40th Anniversary concert on March 25, 2016, the musicians also eagerly anticipate the forthcoming release of a new album by composer C.F. Kip Winger. Recorded at Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound, this album will include Winger’s Ghosts (from…

Clarinetist Ginger Kroft Makes First Solo Flight

Headed by chief designer Alec Proudfoot (of Proudfoot Design), the all-volunteer DaSH Project first launched its effort in late 2010 to develop an efficiently built, low-cost human powered aircraft (HPA). This five-year process culminated with the first successful DaSH flight, which took place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at…

Rebecca Jackson Appointed Assistant Principal 2nd Violin

The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra would like to extend a warm welcome to Rebecca Jackson who has just accepted an appointment as assistant principal second violin for the 2015-16 season. A native of California, from a Korean-American family background, Ms. Jackson’s playing…

Wenyi Shih Appointed Associate Concertmaster

We are pleased to announce that Wenyi Shih will be joining the SF Ballet Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster for the 2015-16 season. This one-year appointment follows the departure of our former Associate Concertmaster, Janice McIntosh, who retired at the end of…

José González Granero: Featured Interview with the Eos Ensemble’s Guest Composer

  Since its 2003 inception, the Eos Ensemble has delighted audiences throughout Northern California with its innovative concerts. On Sunday, October 18, 2015, this group will perform for “Music on the Hill” in a concert featuring fellow members of the SF Ballet…

Martin West on Conducting the SF Ballet Orchestra in Romeo & Juliet

In this video, Martin West, discusses Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score for Romeo & Juliet, the orchestra, and his role as conductor.

This video was published by the San Francisco Ballet on May 28, 2015.

Martin West is Music Director & Principal Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

The choreography is by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and the dancers featured in the video are members of the SF Ballet.

Another Milestone for the SFBO: Congratulations to Janice McIntosh on her Retirement

The end of a successful San Francisco Ballet Season always brings with it much cause to celebrate. This year, however, our enthusiasm is tinged by the realization that the 2014-2015 run will mark the last time we share the pit with one of our dear orchestra colleagues…