Stern Grove 2012

Stern Grove is a non-profit organization that provides the Bay Area with free access to performing arts of all shapes and sizes.  It is a yearly tradition for San Francisco Ballet to be a part of this great organization, and the time has snuck up on us already!  This year is a big milestone for Stern Grove Festival Association as they celebrate their 75th consecutive season.  Dancing outside always presents quite a challenge -- especially when you're dancing in a city famous for its fog and year-round cold weather.  Regardless, it is always a good feeling to know that you are able to share your art for free with your own community.  I hope to see some of you out there!  Let's also hope for a little sunshine and heat on Sunday...



Stern Grove Festival

Sunday, July 29 at 2pm

19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco


The Program

Scotch Symphony

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West
Staged by: Maria Calegari
Costume Design: after Karinska

Performed by: Yuan Yuan Tan, Davit Karapteyan
Nicole Ciapponi



Composers: Phil Kline and Mary Ellen Childs
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Music: from the albums Dream House and Ethel “The Blue Room and Other Stories: March and Tarantella” written by Phil Kline and performed by Ethel; and Ethel, courtesy of Cantaloupe Music.

Performed by: Lacey Escabar, Lauren Parrott, Emma Rubinowitz
Alexander Reneff-Olson, Wei Wang
Jeanette Kakareka, Mimi Tompkins
Aaron Renteria, Devon Carbone, Max Cauthorn



Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Hans van Manen 
Conductor: Martin West
Costume Design: Keso Dekker
Staged by Mea Venema

Performed by: Gennadi Nedvigin, James Sofranko, Hansuke Yamamoto


Number Nine©

Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Conductor: Martin West
Costume Design: Holly Hynes

Performed by: Frances Chung, Pascal Molat
Vanessa Zahorian, Garen Scribner
Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin Cintas,
Sasha DeSola, Vitor Luiz

This performance is made possible with support from The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.