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Asian American Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 28 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023

May 6 – October 28, 2023
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

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

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945: A Year of Infamy is an epic new work by percussionist/composer Dr. Anthony Brown and his Grammy-nominated Asian American Orchestra. Combining traditional Asian instruments and forms with the improvisational ethic and sonorities of a jazz combo, the AAO joins forces with the Voices Of A Dream vocal ensemble and award-winning poet/performance artist Genny Lim. Scored for jazz orchestra with Japanese flutes, koto, and taiko drums, 1945: A Year of Infamy is also influenced by Gospel, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, and by Gagaku, the imperial court music of Japan dating back to the 8th century.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA