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Artist Talk at the Troc with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Lorena Feijoo

Prior to SF Ballet’s only summer appearance on the Stern Grove Festival stage, Principal Dancer Lorena Feijoo was interviewed by Dance Educator Mary Wood at an Artist Talk at the Troc. Listen below to hear about her thoughts on performing with the San Francisco Ballet, the spread of dancers, and more. This talk was held Read the Rest…

Interplay – Bhi Bhiman

We asked local singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Bhi Bhiman to be part of this season’s Local Artist Commission Series, titled “Interplay”, in which seven local artists create pieces specifically for the Stern Grove stage that reflect how they view being “in concert with nature”. Bhi feels very comfortable in a place like Stern Grove, which often Read the Rest…

Interplay – Kawika Alfiche of Hālau ‘o Keikiali’i

We caught up with kumu Kawika Alfiche of Hālau ‘o Keikiali’i at a Kids Day at Stern Grove, where a group of 100 kids learned the art of hula dance. Hālau ‘o Keikiali’i was commissioned by Stern Grove Festival, as part of the “Interplay: In Concert with Nature” series, to create a new work to Read the Rest…

Grove Gourmet – Anchor Brewing picnic contest

There are few things more “summer” than Stern Grove Festival, but beer and picnics on Independence Day weekend come pretty close! In celebration of the Fourth of July, we’re teaming up with our sponsor Anchor Brewing Company for the first Grove Gourmet Picnic Contest of the season. Bring your favorite patriotic or beer-themed picnic to Read the Rest…

Interplay — Hot Club of San Francisco

Jazz Club or Outdoor Park, Hot Club of San Francisco Welcomes All   What words come to mind when imagining Stern Grove Festival? For Hot Club of San Francisco, the words “beautiful, outdoors, open, clean, and fresh” inspired their most recent song, crafted for the Stern Grove Festival stage as part of the “Interplay” commission Read the Rest…

Interplay — Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Pacific Mambo Orchestra captures the sounds of nature in Stern Grove Festival commission West coast Latin big band Pacific Mambo Orchestra is taking part in Stern Grove Festival’s new commission series, celebrating the talent of local artists. This season, seven artists from our summer lineup are creating a new piece of work just for our stage. Taking Read the Rest…

Interplay — The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops stretch their imaginations for “Interplay“ commission As the city rapidly changes, supporting local artists is vital in maintaining the sounds of San Francisco. One of Stern Grove Festival’s goals has always been to offer a space for local artists to access the community, while supporting their work. With that in mind, this summer we’ve commissioned seven local performers to create Read the Rest…

Interplay: Artists in Concert with Nature

  A new series of artist commissions debuts this summer at Stern Grove Festival Posted by Judy Tsang, Director of Programming One of my favorite aspects of my job is seeing the connection artists have with fans on the Stern Grove Festival stage. Season after season, we’re inspired by this connection that we help create; Read the Rest…

National Volunteer Week

By Joey Babbitt Community Affairs Manager Volunteering offers something for everyone, and a chance to give back to your community in endless ways. As a volunteer I have painted houses with Habitat for Humanity, cooked lasagna for Larkin Street Youth Services, and played with puppies at the SPCA! At Stern Grove Festival, volunteers do everything Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist :: SXSW 2015 Highlights

Posted by Judy Tsang, Director of Programming The annual South by South West conference in Austin is a jam-packed six-day whirlwind of great music, great barbecue, and a great time to meet with agents, colleagues, and discover new musical finds. Here’s a playlist of some of my favorites from this year’s SXSW conference. I hope Read the Rest…