A Live @ the Conservatory concert of Renaissance and Baroque music with Dominic Schaner, lute + theorbo, and Amy Michele White, soprano. This evening kicks off 5×5, a 2014-15 series of five signature Friends’ events celebrating 5 years in our restored Conservatory.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:40 pm. Admission free. Suggested donation $15.
Program: Love songs of the late Renaissance & early Baroque featuring French airs de cour, 17th c. Italian passaggi & basso … Read More
What a long haul and transformation from a neglected, graffiti-tagged shell of a Conservatory to an award-winning jewel. We couldn’t have been more pleased when the Conservatory won Project of the Year Award 2009 for Historic Restorations (under $5 million). The award was granted to the SF Department of Public Works by the Northern California chapter of the American Public Works Association covering 11 counties. And that’s not all: the Conservatory and Friends group were subsequently awarded one of … Read More
We’re thrilled with our Menagerie in the Conservatory garden. When the Friends asked for “inventive delights” and “wonder, whimsy, and the stubbornly quirky and daring,” Wowhaus understood us. It was a joy to work with Scott + Ene during the process. Visitors always comment on the “fabulous,” “wonderfully odd,” “weird and groovy” sculptures, and the “elegant” design choices.
Sunnyside Menagerie is a collection of 23 fantastical bronze creatures designed by the artist team of Wowhaus. Commissioned by the SFAC’s Public… Read More
So many couples have booked the Conservatory for their wedding, and found it to be “intimate,” “perfect, and ” full of “unique charm” and “loads of sunlight.”‘ “[A]n amazing spot” and “hidden treasure,” it “fit our 65 guests perfectly.” Rental Information.
Featured Post Photo: Becky Burgin, Art of Emotion Wedding Photography. … Read More
How rare to come upon an authentic space of wonder in the middle of the city grid.
William Augustus Merralls, a British engineer and inventor, built this Victorian oasis next to his home on an old dairy farm, in the new Sunnyside District in 1898. Merralls’s original vision was to gather up exotic treasures for his own private delight. His home (now 258 Monterey) still stands today. A serial entrepreneur, Merralls made his money in the invention and sale … Read More
One of the loveliest surprises of the restoration: the gorgeous acoustics! Listen to one of our past concerts. Summer 2014 Concert TBA shortly!
Live @ the Conservatory is a wide-ranging, locally-produced, non-amplified music series in the Conservatory. Series co-sponsored by Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and SF Recreation + Park Department. Doors open one hour before concert. $15-20 SUGGESTED DONATION for performance. Refreshments available. All performers are graciously donating their time to allow us to stage this benefit series. Great acoustics … Read More