Ballet West – Jewels

During the next two weeks I’ll have the pleasure to once again perform with the Ballet West Orchestra in the production of Jewels.


Jewels showcases George Balanchine’s masterful choreography in a radiant triple bill. Known as the first abstract full-length work, this beautiful ballet is presented in three acts – each one creating a different mood. Emeralds, set to the lush music of Gabriel Faure, evokes the hushed intrigue and romance of the French courts. Rubies – a high velocity romp to Igor Stravinsky’s fast-paced, jazz-infused score, mirrors the carefree spontaneity of 1920’s New York. Diamonds is Balanchine’s dazzling tribute to the Imperial Russian Ballet and work of Marius Petipa with the music of Peter Tchaikovsky [Symphony Three].

courtesy –

I truly enjoy performing with this group.

By the way – if anyone knows a good consistent fingering for a slur from high B to high E – I’d love to hear about it. The Stravinsky Capriccio is kicking my tail!!!

If you come to the show, please come say hi during intermission!!


BJ Bedont


About rbedont

I'm a husband, father, and brother. I'm a professional musician, teacher, and doctoral student. That sounded like those "I'm a Mormon" commercials. Oh ya, I'm one of those too. I like to cook - it's much cheaper than going to a shrink. I envision this blog as a hodgepodge of all of those things, plus some shenanigans.
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