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Live Music by San Francisco Composer Lisa Mezzacappa

Lisa Mezzacappa
August 21, 2015 -
7:00pm8:20pm

San Francisco Bay Area composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents a preview of her new work “Glorious Ravage” as part of the free Friday Nights at the de Young series. Mezzacappa leads an ensemble of virtuoso wind players in a series of site-specific musical performances in the museum's Hamon Observation Tower. Presented in collaboration with Headlands Center for the Arts.

Kyle Bruckmann: oboe
Cory Wright: clarinet and saxophone
Vinny Golia: flutes, clarinets, saxophones
Darren Johnson: trumpet
Lisa Mezzacappa: acoustic bass and conduction

August 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Live Music by Chico Pinheiro Trio

Brazil Camp
August 21, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Back by Popular Demand! Live Brazilian music by the Chico Pinheiro Trio in partnership with California Brazil Camp.

Born in São Paulo, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro is considered one of the most expressive artists of Contemporary Brazilian Music. He returns to the de Young for the 6th year with his trio featuring Rafael Barata on drums, Scott Thompson on bass, and Chico Pinheiro on guitar.

August 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Artist Demonstration: Turner "Varnishing Day" Tableau with Jeremy Sutton

Joseph Mallord William Turner, War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate, ccepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest, 1856, N00529. Image © Tate, London 2015
August 14, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

J.M.W. Turner was renown for working on his paintings prior to exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London, right up to the last minute, during the so called "Varnishing Day". He would get onto a ladder or a bench and add the vital accent of color here or brush stroke there, working on his paintings, adding last minute touches, as they were displayed on the walls. His performances gained notoriety and in the end attracted quite a crowd!

August 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Live Music by Electric Violinist Kippy Marks

July 31, 2015 -
6:15pm7:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young in partnership with Proud Festival Nation presents electric violinist Kippy Marks.

Improv-o-linist Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences for over three decades and is a powerhouse of an entertainer. Kippy Marks has become one of San Francisco’s New Now Next Artist who dazzles audiences with his lively performance and Unique style. Kippy is thrilled to show his EQUALITY WITHOUT EXCEPTION through his Gift of Music at this years 2015 pride celebration.

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