SF Ballet Orchestra's CV-19 PLAYLIST


What is the SF Ballet Orchestra listening to during this time of social distancing?

From the White Stripes to Arvo Part, 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.

Marilyn Coyne

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.

Patrick Johnson-Whitty

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.

Heidi WilcoX

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 Glazanov’s Seasons.  She also encourages you to check out two extraordinary versions of Ave Maria by Anna-Sophie Mutter and  Renee Fleming and Evgeny Kissin.

Shinji Eshima

Associate Principal Contrabass - bio

He recommends listening to João Carlos Martins playing J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (books 1 and 2).

Scott Macomber

Trumpet - bio

He has been enjoying Variations on Carmen (Bizet) by Waxman performed by Sergei Nakariakov, Sweater Weather by the Neighborhood, Ooh by John 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.