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

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
SF Ballet holds outdoor Nutcracker show, plans digital program
The San Francisco Ballet recorded an outdoor version of their annual Nutcracker show for their website on Saturday, as the organization pivots to digital programming for the pandemic winter months.

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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