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2022 Swedish Soprano “Jenny Lind” Opera Concert at Yerba Buena Gardens

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)

The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.

Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

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
Photo Opp
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.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA