Mission: From form 990, page 1, part 1(1) present the highest quality performance, free of admission charge, for all bay area residents and visitors,(2) provide paid performance opportunities for professional artists and performing groups in the summer months,(3) serve diverse audiences by presenting a season of varied musical and performance genres and artists, and(4) enhance san francisco's renown as a world center of arts and culture.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: Concert programsstern grove, a natural amphitheater surrounded by giant eucalyptus, redwood, and fir trees, is one of northern california's favorite concert sites. In keeping with mrs. Stern's vision, the wide selection of performers reflects the festival's commitment to exceptional programming and to serving diverse audiences. A beloved bay area tradition, every summer sunday for nearly seven decades, family and friends gather to relax, picnic, and enjoy performances by some of the world's greatest artists in this glorious natural setting. While stern grove itself is still owned and operated by the city of san francisco, and mrs. Stern's descendents remain actively involved, today the festival is truly a continued on schedule o
outreach programsevery season, stern grove festival invites our audience to experience an array of admission-free outreach events, designed to inform, engage, and inspire. During the most recently concluded fiscal year, outreach programs included:(a) kids' daysthe festival offered a free series of fun and interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-13. Kids' days were open to the public and admission-free. (b) kidstagefrom 12:00 until 1:00 p. M. Before every concert, kids of all ages were invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and programs at kidstage in the west meadow. A different activity was featured at each concert.
(c) musical conversationspatrons were encouraged to learn more about music, culture and influences at intimate presentations with with artists. (d) troc talksconcertgoers had the opportunity to sit in on pre-concert talks with featured festival artists at the grove's trocadero clubhouse before the shows. (e) partnersstern grove festival works with a variety of community partners to present our innovative outreach programs.