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Spreckels Temple of Music | Music Concourse Dr. and Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA
There’s a lot of free live music in San Francisco but the Golden Gate Park Band has been doing it for possibly longer than anyone else.
2012 marks its 130th season and in celebration the 30-member orchestra, all clad in their bright red suits, are giving free concerts in Golden Gate Park every non-rainy Sunday at 1 pm from April through October.
July 4th Concert: A special Wednesday performance of patriotic music and marches in celebration of Independence Day 2012.
Golden Gate Park Band: 2012 Season Calendar:
Most concerts are at 1 pm on Sunday (except where noted) at the Spreckles Temple of Music on the Music Concourse, in between the DeYoung Museum and the Academy of Arts in Golden Gate Park.
April 22 | Premiere Concert of their 130th Year
April 29 | TBA
May 6 | Polish Constitution Day
May 13 | Armenian Independence Day
May 20 | Concert with soprano Dayte Kodzis
May 27-Memorial Weekend
June 3 | Italian American Day (Italian Opera Singers)
June 9-10| Sixth Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival (11a-5p) with 11 bands
June 17 | Under the Big Top: Circus Music & Performers from Circus Bella
June 24 | Gilbert & Sullivan in the Victorian Golden Age
July 1 | TBA
July 4 | Fourth of July concert to celebrate the Nation’s birthday
July 8 | Featured composer – Leonard Bernstein
July 15 | Viva La France! (French music)
July 22 | Water Music (pieces inspired by bodies of water)
July 29 | TBA
Aug 5 | Marches of the World
Aug 12 | Featured composer: Edvard Grieg
Aug 19 | St. Stephen’s Day – Hungarian music, singing & dancing
Aug 26 | Ukrainian-American Day – Ukranian music, singing & dancing
Sept 2 | Concert feat. bass/baritone John Minagro
Sept 3 | Labor Day Concert - music to celebrate the American worker
Sept 9 | No concert
Sept 16 | Celebration of Ireland
Sept 23 | Tribute to the music of Spain with El Grupo de Espana
Sept 30 | Jazz at the Park - annual Swing & Jazz concert
Oct 7 | Grand Finale – audience appreciation day with all-request program
These events are all subject to cancellation due to weather so check the band’s Facebook page for updates.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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