Flower Piano

When
Event has passed (Thu Jul 5, 2018 - Sun Jul 15, 2018)
Where
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Time
11am - 5pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Community, Music

Description

Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen grand pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth incarnation of our interactive music festival, Flower Piano. Pianos are placed in beautiful garden settings for anyone to play, with performances by brilliant local musicians scheduled on weekends. Over forty thousand people experienced music of every genre from both sides of the keyboard in 2017, and celebrated human civilization at its best. Flower Piano is free to SF residents with ID, and only $9 (the regular Garden entry fee) for non residents.

NightGarden Piano (July 12, 13, and 14), a fabulous night time ticketed event with adult refreshments, snacks, outrageous lighting, and Sunset Piano performers, has expanded this year from one night to three!

See the video ('way down below) for some Flower Piano highlights, and check out the Garden's Website for more information. Here is this year's schedule of outrageous performers, the most diverse group of musicians and genres we've ever had. This schedule will continue to evolve right up to Flower Piano, so stay "tuned"! [Photo L-R: Brendan Lange, David Möschler, Mauro ffortissimo, Allison Lovejoy, Dean Mermell @ Flower Piano II, July 2016]

PIANO LOCATION CODES
GM : GREAT MEADOW
TC : THOMAS CHURCH PAVILION, EXHIBITION GARDEN
GF : GARDEN OF FRAGRANCE
RN : RHODODENDRON GARDEN
AP : ANCIENT PLANT GARDEN
NZ : NEW ZEALAND
SA : SOUTH AFRICA GARDEN
CN : CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDEN
RG : REDWOOD GROVE
CL : CONIFER LAWN
MV : MOON VIEWING GARDEN
ZG : ZELLERBACH GARDEN

Back by popular demand, NightGarden Piano will expand from one night to THREE, taking place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 12, 13 & 14 from 8-11:30PM.

Join us for one, two, or three magical nights filled with beautifully lit pathways, food and drink for purchase, and pianos aglow with performances by Sunset Piano all-stars, as well as open pianos to play all while providing support for daytime Flower Piano events.

NightGarden Piano Performances (subject to change)

Thursday Night, July 12
Garden of Fragrance: Elektra Schmidt and Friends: Duos for Piano and Strings.
Sandra Simich: Classics: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy

Ancient Plant Garden: Rob Reich: Tribute to Ellington, Waller, and Monk

New Zealand Garden: Jimmy Kraft: Progressive Blends of Vocal Jazz and Neo-Soul

California Native Garden: Joseph Wilcockson: Solo Piano Selections

Redwood Grove: Sarah Cahill: Music by Terry Riley and Meredith Monk.
Allison Lovejoy: Nocturnes for Piano by Romantic and Contemporary Composers

Zellerbach Garden: Joshua Raoul Brody with or without friends: Originals, Aboriginals, Standards, and Substandards


Friday Night, July 13
Garden of Fragrance: Conspiracy of Beards: A cappella Men’s Choir singing songs of Leonard Cohen.
Penny Opry: Sea Music Steeped in Old Time Americana

Ancient Plant Garden: Joe Magdalena: Standards, Pop, Sinatra, and Happy Stuff

New Zealand Garden: Kitten on the Keys & Antony Ty: Piano Punks.
Mr. Brandy: Dark Rock Cabaret Cacophonies (originals)

California Native Garden: Paulo Sultanum: A Trip to Brazil and More.
Roberto Zular (piano) & Felipe Bueno (guitar): Brazilian Music and Poetry

Redwood Grove: Jill Tracy: "Sonic Séance" of Elegant, Dark Beauty

Zellerbach Garden: Serene: An Epic Virtuoso Journey


Saturday Night, July 14
Garden of Fragrance: Tango Corner
Cuarteto Puentes: Traditional Argentine Tango for Listeners and Dancers.
Tango #9: Tangos: Modern/classic, vocal/instrumental, and more.
Additional performance by Crystie Schum, piano and Victoria Stewart, vocals.
Tango program presented by CMC Faculty Sonja Riket

Ancient Plant Garden: Sandra Simich: Classics: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy.
Elektra Schmidt, piano and Lewis Patzner, cello: Bach, Piazzol-la, Shostakovich, Ravel

New Zealand Garden: Daniel Sullivan: Night Fever; A Bacharach Bacchanal
E.M.T.: Classic Rock and EDM Piano Covers

California Native Garden: Kitten on the Keys & Antony Ty: Piano Punks.
Mr. Brandy: Dark Rock Cabaret Cacophonies (originals)

Redwood Grove: Paulo Sultanum & Casulo: A Brazilian Bossa-Folknova Experience

Zellerbach Garden: Tammy Hall, piano & Denise Perrier, voice: Sonorous. Sensual. Fun. Moving. Liberating. Warm. Loving.
Rob Reich: Tribute to Ellington, Waller, and Monk

See you at NightGarden Piano!

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Location

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  1. San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA