San Francisco Ballet orchestra holds free outdoor Nutcracker performance, plans digital program

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Saturday, San Francisco Ballet's orchestra held an outdoor, socially-distanced musical performance in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood that featured songs from the Nutcracker.

The organization held the free performance for onlookers at Hayes and Gough around 2 p.m., with members of the Ballet dancing to songs from the Christmastime classic in the street.

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Further, the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker is going digital in 2020 as the pandemic keeps performers away from in-person, indoor performances at the War Memorial Opera House.

Visitors can even get virtual tours of the opera house and learn choreography online as well.

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This unique performance will be available to stream in HD until December 31 on the San Francisco Ballet's website.

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