Ballet conductor Koen Kessels on Charlotte Green's Culture Club

Charlotte meets the exciting, new music director of the Royal Ballet.

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On this week's show Charlotte talks to Koen Kessels. He made his Royal Ballet debut in 2008 conducting The Nutcracker and returned every Season since, to conduct repertory including Giselle and Symphony in C and the world premières of Raven Girl, Untouchable and Woolf Works

Kessels chats with Charlotte about the new ballet season, which includes his first project, conducting Kenneth MacMillan's groundbreaking, classic production of Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet.

Photo: N. Timonera 2013
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