San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / JUNE 16, 2017
(High resolution images of Edwin Outwater, Stern Grove, and Pier 27 concerts are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PERFORMS FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT STERN GROVE FESTIVAL JULY 9 AND ON THE WATERFRONT AT PIER 27 JULY 23
SFS Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater leads the SFS in both performances
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) performs two outdoor summer concerts in July, both free and open to the public. SFS Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater leads performances at the Stern Grove Festival July 9 at 2 p.m. and on an outdoor stage on the grassy plaza at Pier 27 on July 23 at 12 p.m. The concert at Stern Grove presents a program including selections from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring soprano Jana McIntyre and baritone Hadleigh Adams, as well as works by Bizet, Ravel, and a medley of songs from the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf, arranged by Outwater. This performance is part of the Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series that has taken place every summer since 1938 in Sigmund Stern Grove, the outdoor amphitheater at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.
The July 23 concert at Pier 27 features a program of time-honored works including Debussy’s Clair de Lune and selections from Holst’s The Planets, as well as playful pieces by iconic American composers including Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. The concert also features guest vocalist Julie Adams singing Dvořák’s “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka. The concert takes place in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. KDFC’s Rick Malone hosts the event and there will be a selection of local food trucks on site. Audience members are also encouraged to bring blankets and picnics for the concert. Valet bike parking will be available. Learn more about the concert via a short video HERE.
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