Eliyahu Sills and Jason Ranjit Parmar, appearing as a duo, brought their inspiring musical talents for an intimate evening of the ney, (reed flute of the Middle East), Bansuri (bamboo flute from India), oud, Indian tablas and various percussion, for a contemplative evening of Indian Ragas along with Jewish & Sufi music from The Middle East and North Africa.
Travis Wernet, aka Outlaw Dervish, opened with an energetic, meditative solo didgeridoo set, drawing on Australian Aboriginal musical traditions in a … Read More
Soon after the Friends organized, neighbor Roger Pacheco told us he had been given the old finial for safe keeping some twenty years ago when the Conservatory underwent a much smaller set of stabilization repairs. He had been using it as a doorstop in his garage. We were able to have the old finial replicated in new wood and covered in copper. A brave man scaled the exterior and gently set the new finial in place in October 2009.… Read More
Take a Saturday morning and show the Conservatory some TLC. Under supervision of RPD gardeners, weeding, clean-up. Thanks to observant + loyal Friend Sally Ross for keeping an eye on the weeds and getting our workdays coordinated with RPD. Refreshments Served. Our next workday is Saturday, TBD: 9 am – 12 noon.
Featured Project: Conservatory Median Project. Enjoying the eye-candy in front of the Conservatory (200 block of Monterey between Baden + Congo). We are indebted to Friend Andrea O’Leary … Read More
Thank you to the Temescal Quartet for a wonderful afternoon classical music treat. The quartet performed on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 3 pm. Tickets at the door: $20 suggested donation, but no one turned away. Light Refreshments Served. Doors Open at 2:30 pm.
The program: Beethoven’s Opus 18 #6 and Ravel’s Quartet. (Temescal Quartet members Barbara Riccardi, Katherine Button, Jonna Hervig and Ruth Lane).
Concert co-sponsored by the Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and the SF Recreation and Park Department… Read More
The days are beginning to shorten and nightfall arrives more quickly, but it’s still a great time to visit the Conservatory and grounds.
Historic Chilean wine, Canary Island date, and Chinese windmill palms grace the exquisite Conservatory Garden. Jason Dewees of the Palm Broker @ Flora Grubb wrote a wonderful blog post about the Conservatory’s historic palm grove.
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