Crissy Broadcast

Event has passed (Sat Oct 26, 2013 - Sun Oct 27, 2013)
Crissy Field


Saturday, Oct. 26: 10:00 am & 4:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 27: 12:00 pm
Crissy Field – FREE public event

Lisa Bielawa – Composer & Artistic Director

In October 2013, San Francisco’s Crissy Field will be turned into a vast musical canvas as part of composer Lisa Bielawa’s expansive project, Crissy Broadcast – a massive, spatialized symphony involving more than 800 professional, student and amateur musicians, including orchestras, bands, and experimental new music groups. These musicians will perform on the grounds of Crissy Field for thousands of music lovers and unwitting park goers.

The piece interprets and celebrates the site, allowing listeners to draw their own meaning and experience. Bielawa hopes that the project will have a palpable and sustainable impact on the city, saying “I would like to see this project bring about new partnerships, new vitality and new relationships between arts and civic institutions, between different generations and economic strata, between arts or music lovers and totally non-arts-identified park-goers enjoying surprise encounter with music as a ‘happening’ in the middle of their familiar and beloved city.”

SFCMP is the lead professional ensemble, with more than 800 professional, student and amateur musicians participating.


  1. Crissy Field Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA