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
Thank you to all who made our 6th annual event a great success.
Share in the holiday spirit—and evergreen bounty from your garden—in our restored Conservatory. It’s a great day of wreath and garland making with a hyper-local twist. Through a foliage exchange, create a holiday treasure—and tradition—in which the uniqueness and generosity of neighborhood shines through. A big thank you to loyal Friend Sally Ross for organizing us once again.
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12 pm-3 pm, Free.… 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.