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Flower Piano 2023

September 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Sunset Piano and Gardens of Golden Gate Park are excited to present one of the most unique and creative events in the Bay Area. Flower Piano will transform San Francisco Botanical Garden once again into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen.


Thursday, September 7

Flower Piano Opening Night Special Event!

6pm – 8pm
Flower Piano Lounge, Celebration Garden
Pablo Estigarribia | Latin Grammy winner tango pianist, arranger, and composer
With Sumi Lee Quartet, opening

Special event ticket required – buy here >>


Friday, September 8

10am – 12pm
Garden of Fragrance | Noe’s Garden
Interactive music to engage babies, young children, and grown-ups alike.

11am – 1pm
Zellerbach | Ensemble SF
Classical piano quartet featuring Mozart and Johannes Brahms.

Lunchtime Concert, 12pm-1pm
Great Meadow | Tom Jonesing
Rock and Pop Renovations, Remodeling, and Demolition

1pm – 2pm
Great Meadow | David Möschler Trio
Tribute to the Vince Guaraldi Trio

2pm – 5pm
Conifer Lawn | Beat Corner
Avante Garden Music and Poetry
Bay Area Poets hosted by Agneta Falk
Music by Mauro, Dean, Antony, and others.

2pm – 3pm
Garden of Fragrance | Paul Caccamo
The Broken Branches of Gonzo’s Starry Dream

3pm – 4pm
Garden of Fragrance | Kymry Esainko
Melancholy Moods to Soothe the Savage Skeptic

3pm – 4pm
Great Meadow | SFJazz High School All Stars
Bay Area high school age musicians play popular jazz pieces

4pm – 5pm
Redwood Grove | Classical Revolution Trio
Classical Revolution Presents Beethoven and Piazzolla

4pm – 5:30pm
Great Meadow | Flower Piano Kick Off Sing-ALong with Community Music Center featuring Rita Lackey: R&B, soul, and Motown favorites

5pm – 6pm
Redwood Grove | Jill Tracy
Mystical, Elegant, Dark, Cinematic, Haunting Sonic Spells

5pm – 6pm
Garden of Fragrance | Sixth Station Trio
Studio Ghibli tribute featuring works by composers, Joe Hisaishi, Yuji Nomi, and Satoshi Takebe

4pm – 8pm
Flower Piano Lounge, Celebration Garden – Special Event Ticket Required

Set Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Alex Conde
Jazz flamenco virtuoso pianist plays Albeniz, Monk, Powell and Originals


Saturday, September 9

11am – 1:00pm
Library Terrace (starting point) | Rabbit Hole Theater Magical Scavenger Hunt
Find magical characters during a family-friendly scavenger hunt through the Garden

10am – 2pm
Flower Piano Lounge, Celebration Garden
Special Event Ticket Required

Set Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Van-Anh Nguyen
Classical Reimagined and House Music Unplugged

12pm – 1pm
All Pianos | Piano Extravaganza, Part One
Great Meadow |John Brothers Piano Company
All Original Music from Oakland
Ancient Plant Garden | Joshua Raoul Brody
Beatles Karaoke
Rhododendron Garden | Pedro Pastrana & Oskar Ly
Ecstatic Interpretations from the American/Carribean Songbook
Garden of Fragrance | Duo Piano Program, 12pm – 3pm

12pm – 1pm
Two Americans in Paris | Bolcom, Milhaud, and Gershwin

1pm – 2pm
Cahill, Myers Piano Duo
Works by Grant Still, Tailleferre, Sierra, and Cage
New Zealand Garden | Joe Mag
Entertainer from Martuni’s, SF : Pop, Show Tunes, and Sing-a-longs
South Africa Garden | Eric Shifrin
Smooth and Bouncy to Rough and Funky
California Native Plant Garden | Anne Sajdera
Soulful, Groove-based Jazz Standards and Originals
Redwood Grove | Caroluna with Ian Scarfe
Sublime Opera Arias and Art Songs
Conifer Lawn | Hadley McCarroll
Diversions & Divergences: Musical Landscapes from Chopin to Carter
Moon Viewing Garden | TonaLaura Jazz Duo
Sparkling Mix of Jazz, Brazilian, & Original Music
Zellerbach Garden | Earth, Wind, and Flowers
Chamber Music of Various Styles!

2pm – 3pm
All Pianos | Piano Extravaganza, Part Two
Great Meadow | Alon Nechushtan Trio
From East to the West in Jazz
Ancient Plant Garden | Tango Brumoso
Traditional and Contemporary Tango Music
Rhododendron Garden | Craig Garfinkel
Radiohead Sing-a-long
Ancient Plant Garden | Duo Piano Program
Susie Fong & Abbygayle Baker | Works by Ravel, Chaminade, Falls, & Sakamoto
New Zealand Garden | Saki Minamimoto, vocal, Omree Gal Oz, piano
Poetic Vocal Jazz with Effortless Delivery
South Africa Garden | Dawn Oberg
Songs of Love, Plant Life, and Current Events
California Native Plant Garden | Sandra Simich
Classical Piano
Redwood Grove | Tin Yi Chelsea Wong
Chains, Alchemy, and Liberation (Crumb, Beethoven)
Conifer Lawn | Ian Scarfe
Classical Masterpieces Inspired by the Natural World
Moon Viewing Garden | Eric Chase
Beethoven’s Late Piano Sonatas: Poetry Without Words
Zellerbach Garden | Esther Aeschbach
Scarlatti, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy

3pm – 4pm
Zellerbach Garden | San Francisco Opera Pianists
SF Opera pianists perform works from the classical music and operatic repertoires.

4pm – 6pm
Fountain Plaza | Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra
Viktor Ullman Piano Concerto
Featured Piano Soloist Allison Lovejoy
Friedrich Chopin, Piano Concerto No 1
Featured Piano Soloist Elektra Schmidt
Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G
Featured Piano Soloist Kymry Esainko

4pm – 6pm
Conifer Lawn | SF Symphony Musicians
SF Symphony musicians performing chamber music

4pm – 8pm
Flower Piano Lounge, Celebration Garden – Special Event Ticket Required

Set Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Eight Piece Band : Swing, Blues, and New Orleans Music!


Sunday, September 10

10am – 2pm
Flower Piano Lounge, Celebration Garden – Special Event Ticket Required

Set Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
The Orange Sunshine | Orange Sunshine Plays Milton Nacimento

11am – 1pm
Garden of Fragrance | Duo Piano Program

11am – 12pm
St. Larsen Duo | Meredith Monk, Maurice Ravel, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Benjamin Gribble

12pm – 1pm
Aristo Duo, Chia-Lin Yang & Vivian Ying Chen | Classical for Two Pianos

11am – 6pm
Zellerbach Gardens, Featured Artists

11 am – 12pm
Van Anh – Nguyen | Ryuichi Sakamoto and Friends

12pm – 1pm
Tammy Hall | A Tribute to Burt Bacharach

1pm – 2pm
Kennedy Realnes | Avant Garde, Soundscape, Jazz, Ambient, Impressionistic

2pm – 3pm
Maria Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble | Improvisational Flights and Modal Jazz Journeys

3pm – 4pm
Allison Lovejoy | Allison Lovejoy Plays Liszt, Ravel, Gershwin, Boulanger, and Still

4pm – 5pm
Kev Choice Trio | Hip-Hop Rooted Jazz & Classical Pianist

5pm – 6pm
Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert | Swing, Blues, and New Orleans Music!

11am – 6pm
Great Meadow, Featured Artists

11am – 12pm
EnSPirits | Alternative R&B/Contemporary Jazz

12pm – 1pm
Kash Killion and Killion’s Trillions | A Tribute to Sun Ra

1pm – 2pm
C and C Duo | C and C Performs Soulful Piano & Vocal Duet

2pm – 3pm
Kevin Gerzevitz | Kevin Gerzevitz Trio Tribute to Burt Bacharach

3pm – 4pm
The Cottontails | Vintage Swing, Jazz/R&B

4pm – 5pm
Mr Lucky & the Cocktail Party | That’s Entertainment!

5pm – 6pm
Musica Cubana Quintet | Musica Cubana

1pm – 3pm
Redwood Grove | Little Mission Studio
Music from classical and contemporary composers for a family friendly performance.

4pm – 5pm
Ancient Plant Garden| San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College
Youth 18 and under performing a range of modern and contemporary pieces.


Monday, September 11

11am – 12pm
Redwood Grove | Penelope Keep & Special Guests
Classical/Jazz Fusion: Bach, Beethoven, Bonds, & Blues

12pm – 1pm
Redwood Grove | Irina Omelchenko
Classical, Rock and Roll, and Boogie Boogie

12pm -1pm
Garden of Fragrance | Danny Sullivan
A Bacharach Bacchanal Potpourri of Pianistic Panoramas

1pm – 2pm
Conifer Lawn | SF Jazz HS All Stars
A pre-professional training program for current Bay Area high school age jazz musicians.

1pm – 2pm
Garden of Fragrance | Marisa Winter, vocal & Elektra Schmidt, piano
Arias and Irreverent Stories

3pm – 6pm
Conifer Lawn | Beat Corner, Avante Garden Music and Poetry
Bay Area Poets hosted by Jessica Loos
Music by Mauro, Dean, Antony, and others.

Afternoon Concert

3pm – 4pm
Great Meadow | The Bernal Hill Players
Vibrant Music by Latin American Composers

4pm – 5pm
Great Meadow | Betty Roi Trio
Authentic Parisien Chanteuse Sings Jazz and Cabaret

5pm – 6pm
Great Meadow | Charged Particles
Original Funky Latin Jazz with a Spark!

6pm – 7pm
Conifer Lawn | Free Key Choir
80 Voice Contemporary Choir from Oakland


Tuesday, September 12

12pm – 1pm
Zellerbach Garden | Mauro ffortissimo
Interpretations of Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Piazzolla and Villa Lobos

1pm – 2pm
Zellerbach Garden | Elektra Schmidt & Lewis Patzner
Duos by Greek, French, Spanish, and Argentinian Composers

Lunchtime Concert

12pm -1pm
Great Meadow | Rob Reich Trio
Crystalline Melodic Discoveries and Improvisational Flights

1pm – 2pm
Great Meadow | Steve Abrams Trio
Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Salsa, and Swing

2pm – 3pm
Celebration Garden | Caroline Dahl
Boogie Woogie Piano: Blended and Bunkum-Free

2pm – 3pm
Conifer Lawn | Martin Luther McCoy
Martin Luther presents his distinct blend of jazz funk fusion accompanied by Robin Hodge Williams

3pm to 4pm
Celebration Garden | Kitten on the Keys
Unexpected Covers, Cabaret Originals, Nostalgic Flapper Rock

3pm – 4pm
Garden of Fragrance | Jaron Lanier & Colin Farish
Entangled Synchronicity While Surfing in a Global Musical Flux

4pm – 5pm
Garden of Fragrance | Colin Farish
Tribute to Keith Jarrett with Spontaneous Compositions

4pm – 5pm
Celebration Garden | Antony Ty
Songs from a Different Kind of Tension



September 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am
September 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm