I hope you are having a wonderful summer full of music and friendship. We are very excited about the upcoming Flower Piano Festival opening in the SF Botanical Gardens from July 6-16, where there will be free concerts for the next two weekends, and over 12 pianos are available for anyone to play the rest of the time.. I also want to announce the 2018 release of a Flower Piano Compilation Recording which I produced, featuring some of our fabulous pianists. Download cards will be available at the festival and feature classical, jazz and original works performed by pianists Allison Lovejoy, Serene Han, Benjamin Gribble, Paulo Sultanum, Sandra Simich, Dean Mermell and others, as well as Mauro Ffortissimo, the organizers of the festival.
The Film 12 Pianos tells about the story of the beginnings of all of this. It is a magical story with incredible music not to be missed. Not only do I appear in this film playing by the Pacific Ocean to dolphins and in other scenes, but I also recorded soundtrack and was Music Director. For downloads and more info: http://sunsetpiano.com/film/
Here’s when and where you can find me at FLOWER PIANO 2018:
Saturday, July 7 1 pm-2 pm: FOUNTAIN Duo Piano works with pianists Kymry Esainko and Elektra Schmidt. Music by Poulenc, Milhaud, Lili Boulanger, Gustavino and Ravel. 2 pm-3 pm: Kymry and I will perform Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” with members of the Classical Revolution and puppeteer Niki Uhlela.
Sunday, July 8 1 pm – 2 pm: Zellerbach Garden Stage. I will be performing solo works of Ravel and Chopin, as well as the Claude Bolling Flute Trio “Baroque and Blue” with Michael Laderman, flute and Dan Fabricant, bass.
Here is a link to the map and schedule: https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/SFBG_FP18__Program-webview_July5-8.pdf
Thursday, July 12 8 pm- 10 pm: “Nightgarden Piano” (ticketed event) Redwood Grove I’ll be presenting Nocturnes and other works for solo piano, with Sarah Cahill performing works of contemporary composers. For tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nightgarden-piano-tickets-44802793361
I also have a private house concert in San Francisco Monday, July 9 with wonderful musicians Dan Fabricant, Michael Laderman and Kyra Gordon. Check my FB page for the specifics and more news of recordings and concerts: https://www.facebook.com/Allison-Lovejoy
Safe travels and hope to see you soon!