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Musicians’ Insights: Cordula Merks on Swan Lake

Musicians’ Insights: Cordula Merks on Swan Lake

Heartfelt Music for a Heartbreaking Story

“Tchaikovsky’s music for violin is always very melodical and heartfelt—and often also quite tricky to play,” says SF Ballet Orchestra Concertmaster Cordula Merks. Hear her play excerpts from Swan Lake’s three big violin solos in this episode of Musicians’ Insights.

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Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake is part of SF Ballet’s 2022 Repertory Season. It will be performed in Program 7, from April 29–May 8, 2022.

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Header Image: Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets in Tomasson’s Swan Lake // © Erik Tomasson