SF’s Flower Power Pianos

All you closet pianists, get out to the SF Botanical Garden in GG Park before July 20th and sit down at one of the twelve “Flower Pianos” and play a tune for the passers-by!


Or hear one of the scheduled pianists this Saturday:


Musical Portrait at The Rex

Timo Andres, performing tonight at Hotel Rex

Timo Andres, pianist and composer, leads tonight’s offering from San Francisco Performances to bring world-class artists into the intimate salon setting at the Hotel Rex.  Described as “musical self-portraits,” the original works by Mr. Andres have been enjoyed by London audiences and mentioned in The New Yorker.  This is our opportunity to ask how a local boy from Palo Alto became an international artist.

Wednesday, March 27
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter (between Powell & Mason), $20


About Salon concerts: SF Performances’ Salon concerts are reminiscent of the days when artists performed in intimate spaces for a small group of friends. Artists talk about the music they perform, sharing insights into how programs are developed and how careers are formed. Audiences learn about music in a convivial atmosphere where questions and discussion are encouraged. These informal, after-work events last just one hour, and drinks may be purchased in the hotel bar before each concert.

Musical Dramedy at the Fringe

piano keysDon’t miss Legacy of the Tiger Mother at the Exit Theater’s SF Fringe Festival. This musical dramedy packs a loving punch during its hour of bittersweet storytelling underscored by its gorgeous score and touching lyrics. The piano, a character made human by the stunning live performance, symbolizes the expectations of the universal parent that we alternately love and hate but undeniably define us.