In January of 2015, Sunset Piano approached SF Recreation and Parks with the idea of putting pianos throughout Golden Gate Park. It was the Botanical Garden’s 75th anniversary, and it was a good fit to work with them. So we proposed having twelve pianos in the Garden for twelve days for anyone to play, and feature local professional musicians on weekends. We named the event Flower Piano. Since then, Flower Piano continues to evolve, but the basic structure we brought to the Garden in 2015 is the same and is more popular than ever.
*What is Sunset Piano? A collaboration of two multi-disciplinary artists who are promoting piano culture and other good things in an increasingly complex world, Mauro ffortissimo and Dean Mermell have brought pianos to the cliffs of the California coast, the streets of San Francisco, and the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, for our premiere event, Flower Piano. Sunset Piano hosts amazing local musicians and also invites the public to play their pianos under the open sky. Our supportive community of musical activists is growing daily. Stay up on what we're doing by visiting the Happenings page, or join our Facebook group.