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Musicians’ Insights: Marilyn Coyne on Nutcracker

Musicians’ Insights: Marilyn Coyne on Nutcracker

Learn More About the Power-Packed Music Behind Everyone’s Favorite Festive Ballet

Nutcracker is Marilyn Coyne’s favorite Tchaikovsky ballet because it’s “power packed” with music that’s front and center during the holiday season—even this year! Coyne, who is 2nd Oboe and English Horn in San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, plays a few of her favorite selections from the score.


Nutcracker returns to the War Memorial Opera House this season! Catch the holiday classic from December 10–30, 2021. Tickets on sale now!

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson