Join the San Francisco/Lesbian Gay Freedom Band on Saturday, March 11 at 3pm for Mystic Visions, the next in the Band’s award-winning series of community concerts. This concert will be conducted by Artistic Director Pete Nowlen and held at a new-to-the-band, beautiful musical venue at Burton High School in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood.
From Sousa’s exotic Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, to Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody, evoking the region of Arthur and Gweneviere, to Hovhaness’ mesmerizing Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain, the program will explore the blurred line between the historical and mystical. With pieces blending mysterious harmonies and colors of the past with the sounds of the modern concert band, the program is sure to inspire!
Additional pieces include Salfelder’s Cathedrals, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Selections from Encanto, as well as William Grant Still’s Land of Superstition from The Africa Suite.
Fredna B. Howell Auditorium
at Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Parking is available in the high school’s upper and lower parking lots, as well as plenty of street parking by the school and nearby neighborhood. See the map with directions on how to locate the auditorium once you’ve parked!
There are Muni stops right in front of Burton High School at Mansell St & Somerset St. These stops are served by the 29 and 56. If you’re up for a short-but-hilly walk, you can also take the 8, 8AX, and 9 to San Bruno Ave & Mansell St, which is a couple blocks away.
BART riders can get off at Balboa Park and transfer to the Muni 29 line on Ocean Ave.
Health and Safety Information
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band takes Covid-19 seriously. See the band’s full Health & Safety Plan for more information.
For Mystic Visions, the SFLGFB follows CDPH guidance for the current community transmission level at the venue. At time of writing, recommendations are as below; they are subject to change as the situation and guidance evolves.
- Masking. It is strongly recommended that all audience members are vaccinated against COVID and up-to-date per eligibility criteria for COVID vaccination. Audience members can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by their own personal level of risk. Members of vulnerable populations should consider masking with a mask that provides the best fit and filtration.
- Symptom status. Prospective audience members who are symptomatic are asked to stay home until 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- Post-Concert Notification. Audience members are encouraged to notify the Band at firstname.lastname@example.org if they experience COVID-like symptoms or test positive for COVID within 7 days after attending.