September 16, 2022
KTVU Fox 2
Flower Piano event puts a dozen pianos in SF Botanical Gardens
The beauty of the SF Botanical Gardens usually isn’t measured in notes, but this is the seventh Flower Piano weekend, when people can marvel at flowers and plants mixed in with music and pianos.
“There are 12 pianos throughout our 55 acres, and they’re everywhere from the great meadow to the redwood grove,” said Stephanie Linder, Executive Director of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens Society which partners with sponsors and Sunset Piano to hold the event.
Meandering along the garden paths, people hear melodies floating from the ferns and forests.
From classical music pieces penned by Beethoven, to jazz, to songs by the Beatles or Lady Gaga, there were plenty of choices for the audience.
Professional musicians with the Community Music Center, SF Jazz, and SF Symphony have all partnered with the Flower Piano program. There are also impromptu performances by passersby.
Latin Jazz Kick-Off with Eduardo Corzo and Friends (clip included in video segment)
Friday, September 16, 2022
4:00–5:30pm, Great Meadow
The Neo-Creolism of the Peruvian Piano with Erick Peralta
Monday, September 19, 2022
2:00–3:00pm, Celebration Garden