Flower Piano at Night

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It’s been five years now that Sunset Piano and the San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) joined forces to offer the public an interactive experience of music in nature, placing 12 pianos in some of the garden’s most scenic spots.

They’re now celebrating with a special anniversary edition featuring a new evening-time version, Flower Piano at Sunset.

I attended last night’s opening and it’s hard for me to describe how magical it truly was. The experience of walking through the botanical garden at night while listening to some incredible pianists playing various genres of music from garden to garden is really unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.

A feast for the senses in every way. From the various food trucks to satisfy the foodie in you. To the craft brews and wines for the connoisseurs. The organizers have really come up with something special. And it’s all topped off by the scents of this mystical garden that seems to become enchanted once the lights go out.

Tickets are still on sale for a few remaining nights so scoop them before they’re all gone. And be sure to check out the video below for a taste of what’s in store.


Photos and video by Louis Raphael

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.