2020: Free Streaming during COVID-19 Crisis in COVID-19: Ballet and the Arts Posted April 14, 2020 · Edited April 14, 2020 by Quiggin 9 minutes ago, pherank said: Thanks for bringing up the orchestra - the conducting for a dance performance is important, to be sure. Interestingly, the Bolshoi's Valery Ovsyanikov was the conductor that night. Thanks, I didn't realize that. But the orchestra sounded more French than Russian to my ears. The little ways of playing instruments are passed down over the years by each generation to the other and it would be difficult to mitigate that – although Esa Pekka Salonen does get a slightly different sound from San Francisco Symphony than Michael Tilson Thomas, more in a lovely layering of sound in Ravel and Stravinsky.