Smith-Madrone is honored to be the winery partner for the sixth year of San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Flower Piano program, taking place September 17 – 21. The Botanical Garden is located at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park, at 1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way.
Over five days, Flower Piano features twelve pianos placed throughout the Botanical Garden. Participants are invited to explore the Garden’s global living plant collections and savor beautiful music throughout. Each of the pianos has scheduled professional performances as well as open play time for participants, attracting a range of genres, ages, and cultures.
Full program details are available at https://www.sfbg.org/flowerpiano. Flower Piano is free with general admission (https://sfbg.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S4P00000AKINdUAP) from 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.
And some photos from past years: https://www.sfbg.org/press?pgid=kpn05qc8-69f04947-5618-4734-a6a4-e570e351c800 (Tom Jonesing plays the Redwood Grove, 2019) and https://www.sfbg.org/press?pgid=kpn05qc8-dae5534d-8e7a-457b-81bc-1dc104431a96 (Allison Lovejoy with Elektra Schmidt & Members of Awesome Orchestra, Carnival of the Animals, with Marionettes by Niki Ulelha, Puppeteer)
Flower Piano is presented in partnership with Sunset Piano. “After five successful years, and a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are excited to welcome the community to the City’s outdoor concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen,” explains Dean Mermell of Sunset Piano. “We are thrilled to have music back in the Garden,” says Stephanie Linder, Executive Director, San Francisco Botanical Garden. “Flower Piano brings the Botanical Garden to life like nothing else we’ve ever seen.”
“Smith-Madrone Winery is honored to be a part of this event,” commented founder Stuart Smith. “Our name pays tribute to the madrone tree, prevalent on our property in the mountains. Madrones are wonderful evergreens with reddish bark and flowers that turn into berries. It’s a great link to supporting the Botanical Garden and its mission,” he added.
San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum connects people to plants, the planet, and each other. A living museum within Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden offers 55 acres of beautiful gardens displaying nearly 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, including many that are rare and endangered. Established in 1940, it is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. More: https://www.sfbg.org/ .
Other Flower Piano sponsors include the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, Delle Maxwell & Patrick Hanahan, The Ronald Whittier Family Foundation, Almonte Spa, Outside Lands Works, Silicon Valley Bank, Sarah & J. Stuart Ryan, DC Pianos, Fiorella, Kawai, O’Melveny, Seiler LLP, Sue Ann Levin Schiff, Center for New Music, Duchess C.T., Jennifer Rosdail Real Estate Team, Tiedemann Advisors, and the Tully & Elise Friedman Fund.