At a glance


Esplanade stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
773 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103




12:30 - 1:30 PM

Contact info





  • Good for Groups
  • Parking nearby
  • Near BART
  • Near MUNI
  • Outdoors

Share This Event

< Back To All Events

Jenny Lind Concert

Swedish Consulate General in San Francisco
Jun 18, 12:30PM – 01:30PM

The Consulate General of Sweden presents the annual Jenny Lind concert, a lunchtime performance of Nordic music and opera arias, with Jenny Lind scholarship recipient Sara Swietlicki and pianist Markus Kvint. The concert will take place at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

Free and open to the public.

Sara Swietlicki is the winner of the prestigious 2015 Jenny Lind Scholarship, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the People’s Parks and Community Centers in Stockholm. Sara won the scholarship for her warm, solid sound and unmistakable presence of her voice in the music she makes. The scholarship includes a tour of the United States in the footsteps of Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish Nightingale. Jenny Lind toured America in 1850-1851 at the invitation of impresario and circus manager P.T. Barnum and, on arrival in New York, was greeted by 30,000 people on the dock. Soprano Sara Swietlicki studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and since 2013 she has been a student at the Opera Academy at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. Her operatic repertoire includes roles as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni by Mozart and Mimi in La Bohème by Puccini.
The pianist Markus Kvint is currently a student in the soloist class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he will make his debut during the concert season 2016-17. His previous studies include Vadstena College’s music program, KMH in Stockholm for Anders Kilström, Hochschule für Musik – Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany, and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for Niklas Sivelöv.

Similar Events

World Premiere: When the World Came to San Francisco

Jun 20, 05:00PM – 07:00PM
World premiere of the documentary-drama celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Learn More

The Panama-Pacific Centennial Concert

Jun 20, 05:00PM – 10:00PM
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
Join the entire San Francisco community in celebrating the music, literature, and drama of the 1915 World's Fair!

A Musical Tribute Celebrating the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition.
Learn More

121st annual Swedish Midsummer Festival

Jun 20, 10:00AM – 11:30PM
Swedish American Patriotic League
This is our 121st annual Swedish Midsummer Festival. Since 1967, this festival has been celebrated at Sveadal, the League’s Swedish cultural resort in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Learn More

Happy Anniversary, Ina Coolbrith!

Jun 25, 06:00PM – 07:30PM
San Francisco Public Library
One hundred years ago, Ina Coolbrith was crowned California's first poet laureate at the Exposition Auditorium (now the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate, will speak about Coolbrith as poet, librarian, and the most popular literary ambassador in the early American West.
Learn More