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“A Thousand Splendid Suns” World Premiere Behind-The-Scenes | Spacious Grace 2017
Spacious Grace is the annual free-form arts festival at the cathedral when they remove the pews and fill the space with exciting events that are free and open to all.
Now in its third year, Spacious Grace is the time when they open the amazing space and invite you to experience the soaring arches, majestic columns and glittering stained glass in a whole new way. Artists are invited to present a wide range of cultural events — theater, dance, music and more — for two weeks in February.
Spacious Grace 2017: Free-Form Arts Festival
February 15-25, 2017
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, SF
This year, you can see a completely new light art experience by one of America’s most famous light artists, go behind the scenes of a world premiere theatrical production, hear musicians all the way from St. Petersburg, and support local artists at their elegy for Ghost Ship.
Schedule of Events
- Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 pm | Konevets Quartet
A concert by the Konevets Quartet of St. Petersburg will offer a fascinating program of harmonic brilliance in the rich tradition of Russian choral music.
- Saturday, February 18 at 7 pm | Gabriel Gold + Sam Jackson
The featured musicians for Yoga on the Labyrinth and Candlelight Labyrinth Walks at the cathedral launch their latest CD with a concert of hang and halo handpans, crystal bowls and voice.
- Sunday, February 19 at 9:30 am | Carey Perloff: A Thousand Splendid Suns
ACT’s Artistic Director will take us behind the scenes of the world premiere adaptation of the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini at The Forum.
- Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 pm | ODC Behind the Scenes
Step into the rehearsal studio with ODC/Dance Company and see the artistic process behind the new work to premiere at Dance Downtown 2017.
- Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm | Elegy for Ghost Ship
An evening of music in remembrance of those lost in the Oakland warehouse fire.
- Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25 | Miracles in Light
6 pm: Artist Talk; 6:30 to 9:30 pm: Light Art Viewing
Come visit the darkened cathedral during these hours to experience a light art event created by their 2016 Artists in Residence Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell. The piece will evoke different biblical miracles using nothing more than light and text throughout the cathedral.
ACT’s Artistic Director will take you behind the scenes for the world premiere adaptation of the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini that tells the epic story of three generations of Afghan women and opens at the Geary Theatre in February.
Moderated by Patrick Thompson, former chair of the Grace Cathedral Board of Trustees and current ACT board member.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women who are bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past, amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul. Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini that sold over seven million copies and featuring live music from composer and saw player David Coulter (Kronos Quartet; The Black Rider), this stunning world premiere is not to be missed.
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Submitted by Lorelie Anne Pena