music: Concerts at the Presidio - Little Stars Trio - 05/21/19 07:58 AM
We're fortunate in San Francisco to have many various types of programs available to us, often at no cost. Be it the Stern Grove Festival with free performances every summer Sunday afternoon, to Hardly-Strictly Bluegrass, a two-day festival held every fall in Golden Gate Park, to programs in the beautiful Presidio of San Francisco, they are here, waiting for us.
Another wonderful free program is coming up soon, a concert by the Little Stars Trio, a sibling string ensemble ranging in age from 9 to 12 years old. In the sample below they perform music by Haydn; in the upcoming performance in … (20 comments)

music: San Francisco City Chorus program May 4, 2019 - 04/10/19 09:24 PM
The San Francisco City Chorus has been working hard, preparing a treat for us!
Who: San Francisco City Chorus, a community group of about 30 singers
What: Spring Concert, with pieces by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn and Alexander Gretchaninov
Where: Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street (corner of Van Ness Avenue), San Francisco 94109
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Why: To provide us a joyful, peaceful respite in the midst of our busy days
If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us. I think you'll be glad you did.
San Francisco City Chorus ...where the City sings

music: Isley Brothers will close out the Stern Grove Festival in 2019 - 04/05/19 07:36 PM
The 2019 line-up for the ever popular Stern Grove Festival has been announced. Thanks to the generosity of Rosalie Stern, who purchased the grove in 1931 and gave it to the City to honor her late husband, Sigmund Stern, the public has been enjoying music since 1938.
Every Sunday afternoon, at 2:00PM, beginning Sunday, June 16 through August 18, treat yourself to a FREE outdoor concert, and enjoy these 2019 performances:
June 16     Digable Planets, Bang Data
June 23     Los Van Van, Banda Sin Nombre
June 30     Galactic, Baby & the Luvies
July 7        San Francisco Symphony
July 14      Mitski, … (16 comments)

music: Countdown to Thanksgiving...The Gift of Music - 11/14/17 04:02 PM
This morning I woke up early. Sleep was elusive so I started my day at 4:30 instead of 5:30, using that extra hour to read, respond to emails and do some small tasks in the kitchen. By 6:30 I was in the car as planned, heading to Edgewood County Park in San Mateo where I met a friend for an early morning hike.
We hiked for about an hour and a half. A short drive then took me to a city park where I could change into "Realtor duds" and comb my hair in a bathroom; now I was ready for my … (12 comments)

music: It's getting to look a lot like ..... - 11/29/15 01:48 AM
Here in San Francisco, we're having a cold snap. The air is crystal clear, the sky is blue, the temperature has been a nippy (for us) 47° on recent mornings. It is invigorating, and people are smiling.
The City is smiling too.
Cable cars are being decorated
Lights are going up on houses
Music is in the air
Decorations are up on Nob Hill
and the Embarcadero Center is lit
It's getting to look a lot like.....Christmas
Are you ready to find your dream spot in the City? Full-time, part-time, large or small -- it's here, waiting for you. Give me a call; let's find it for you.

music: Summertime is Special Time in San Francisco - 06/08/15 02:30 AM
Summertime in San Francisco - not the hot beach weather many people associate with summer, our "Cool Gray City of Love" celebrates summer with its own special activities.
One of the most revered activities is the Stern Grove Festival, celebrating its 78th season this year. Gifted to the City of San Francisco by Rosalie M. Stern in 1931 and named to honor her husband, Sigmund, Mrs. Stern declared the grove was to be preserved as a park offering free music, dance, and theater performances for the enjoyment of the public. The first performance was in 1932, when the San Francisco Symphony performed … (30 comments)

music: 5 Reasons I Love Living in San Francisco - 06/04/15 01:29 AM
San Francisco is a world-class city, perched at the tip of a Peninsula, with numerous hills sandwiched in between the water's edge. There are many reasons I love living here, but the 5 that I'll mention today are:
1) We have cultural diversity - this is a wonderful area in which to learn about others, share one's  own traditions, and enjoy the parades and celebrations that abound, whether it's Chinese New Year, Vietnamese New Year, the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, St. Patrick's Day, and Gay Pride, to name a few.
Coming up soon is the annual North Beach Festival with its Italian flair, … (38 comments)

music: My morning got off on the right note - 04/18/15 12:59 AM
Today was a typical morning. As I drank my first cup of coffee this morning, I checked my email to see what new twists there would be to my day today -- and there are always a few changes. Then I read the headlines of the news--nothing important needed further attention. Then I checked into Facebook.
Now this was different. I sat enthralled for 8 minutes, enjoying this YouTube video a friend had posted.
Turn your sound on and listen - I hope it kicks your day off right, too.

music: Life on the San Francisco Peninsula: Peninsula Cantare's Winter Concert - 11/27/09 03:43 AM
One of the joys of living here is the multi-cultural activities that surround us. Mark your calendars for a night of beautiful music, in an easy-to-get-to location.  My husband, Gene, sings with Peninsula Cantare, and is especially enjoying the Three Nocturnes, which he finds to be marvelous. Hope to see you there! Peninsula Cantare's Music Director, Janice Gunderson, offers a shining array of music about night and stars.  As the sun descends through Hugo Alfvén's Evening, Brahms' O Schöne Nacht and Abendlied, you will be immersed in a "heaven full of stars" in the Three Nocturnes by Dan Forest.  Written in 2008, … (9 comments)





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