2022 Swedish Soprano “Jenny Lind” Opera Concert at Yerba Buena Gardens
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Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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Thursday, June 23, 2022
SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)
The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces Tessan-Maria Lehmussaari, the 2020 recipient of the Jenny Lind Stipendium, an honor now presented by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and Folkets Hus & Parker. The Finnish/Swedish vocalist has worked with Drottningholm’s Baroque Orchestra, the Royal Swedish Opera’s Young Opera, and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is accompanied by multi-talented Finnish-born pianist Silja Inkeri Levander. Presented with the Honorary Consulate of Sweden. the Jenny Lind Concert offers a thrilling peek at the future of opera.
Program & Artists
Welcoming by program MC – L. Frank
Opening Prayer – Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Poetry – Kim Shuck
Music – Sweetlodge Sistaz
Song & Dance – Winnama Ba-Kay Yachma Pomo Dancers
Dance and More – Sewam American Indian Dance
Music – Twice as Good Blues Band
Closing Prayer – L. Frank
Hands-on Activities with Artists:
Celeste Aguilar – Beaded Bracelets, Necklaces
Nizhoni Ellenwood – Medicinal Plants, Weaving
Ernesto Hernandez Olmos – Ceramic Amulets
Meyo Marrufo – Styrofoam Block Printing
Monique Sonoquie – Twine Cordage, Books
The NCAF is presented in partnership with American Indian Contemporary Arts, with major support by the San Francisco Art Commission.
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