Flower Piano Announces Its Return For 2021
The beloved annual pianos in Golden Gate Park recital series known as Flower Piano has been quiet nearly two full years since the COVID-19 pandemic. But in a little-noticed Monday announcement, the San Francisco Botanical Garden tweeted, “Flower Piano is Back! September 17-21, 2021!”
— San Francisco Botanical Garden (@SFBGS) June 7, 2021
This is clearly just a limited 5-day return engagement from Friday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 21. Previous versions of this impromptu piano concerto series had run for nearly two weeks, but public health measures encourage us to resume these things up again in smaller iterations.
Similarly, this event is typically held through much of the month of July. But this year it will be in late September. That’s a significant shift, and another sign Flower Piano is taking the cues seriously to be a safer, smaller gathering.
But the piano suppliers at Sunset Piano confirm the announcement is true on their website. “Like all other public music events, with the coming of the Covid 19 pandemic, we were forced to cancel Flower Piano in 2020,” they say in a statement. “But we’re back! Flower Piano VI will be in full bloom this September, with more music, renewed vigor, and pianos everywhere! Stay tuned…”
“Tuned.” I see what they did there.
Flower Piano returns Sept. 17-21, with more details forthcoming at the SF Botanical Garden website.