But give Nahat full credit for understanding the complexity of Sergei Prokofiev’s score (performed beautifully by a full orchestra conducted by Dwight Oltman).

Found here. (San Francisco Chronicle)


  1. I can’t believe that Dwight is your conductor.  I played under him at B-W.  Please give him my regards.

    Steve Welgoss

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Small world!

    Dwight has worked with us since this ballet company came here years ago. Originally they were called the San Jose Cleveland Ballet, as they came from Cleveland and used San Jose as a second home. Eventually the Cleveland Ballet folded, thus the name change.

    What’s “B-W”?

  3. Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. I attended there in the mid-eighties. Dwight was (I think still is, maybe) conductor of the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.  I would think he must be nearing retirement age by now.  His style was pretty controversial at BW.  I didn’t have a problem with him, I preferred a strict enviroment.  He definately knew how to push folks’ buttons.  We used to have a little repartee about the Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns.  I always had an appreciation the his stick technique, I felt it was very clear.  Do you enjoy working with him?