Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

June 20, 2024 at 8 pm

TILT: A Celebration of Light and Music on the Summer Solstice

Thursday June 20, 2024

Celebrate the solstice with music and Grace.

TILT is a different angle on music: an intimate concert in celebration of light, taking place in the marvelous ambiance of Grace Cathedral on the longest day of the year.

2024 marks the centennial of the premiere of George Gershwin’s iconic jazz concerto “Rhapsody in Blue.” In honor of this milestone and TILT’s 5th anniversary, we are proud to present A Blue Solstice: Rhapsody in Blue Celebrates 100 Years.

We begin the evening with The Warm Up, with light bites, sparkling spritzers, and a summery TILT cocktail.

How the Evening Unfolds

As the sunlight fades from the glittering stained glass windows, revel in a gorgeous rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue,” performed by virtuosic pianist and producer Ronny Michael Greenberg, with the Telegraph Quartet. And continuing this breathtaking tribute to Gershwin, the mesmerizing and fiery mezzo and aerialist Nikola Printz will sing a “blue”-themed program including classic Gershwin hits, while performing on a trapeze in mid-air above the cathedral labyrinth.

And we’ll be bringing the sunset indoors courtesy of Mad Alchemy, a company that has been mesmerizing audiences with its Analog Liquid Light Show since 1971.

Learn more about the event and performers. 

The Artists

Nikola Printz

A mesmerizing and fiery mezzo, is a graduate of the SF Conservatory of Music and a current San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. Originally making their musical home in jazz and cabaret music, Nikola is well-versed in cross-over styles of singing and an avid performer of new music. Artistically fearless, they are also an aerialist, focusing their training at the SF Circus Center.


Ronny Michael Greenberg

A dynamic and passionate opera coach at San Francisco Opera and performing arts producer. His virtuosic talents have graced the stages of esteemed venues across the globe. He is passionate about challenging the boundaries of genre and culture, always searching for new ways to bring people together through collaboration and artistic freedom.


Mad Alchemy

Mad Alchemy is an Analog Liquid Light Show in the great San Francisco tradition of Bill Ham, Brotherhood of Light, and Glen McKay. Principal Lance Gordon has been involved in performing this art form since 1971.

Sponsorship Levels

Become a TILT Sponsor

Sponsors receive recognition in TILT digital and print event materials, reserved seating, and early admission at 7:30 pm to The Warm Up, a pre-show reception with light bites, sparkling spritzers, and a summery TILT cocktail.

PRESENTER $5,000
Premier seating of one row (24 guests)
Verbal acknowledgment at the concert

CONDUCTOR $3,500
Premier seating of one row (12 guests)
Verbal acknowledgment at the concert

DIRECTOR $1,800
Premier seating for six guests

COMPOSER $600
Premium seating for two guests

Premium Ticket

PRODUCER $225
Reserved seating for one guest and early admission at 7:30 pm

TILT Sponsors

Thank you to our TILT sponsors for shining your light on the arts at Grace Cathedral

Presenters

Jane and Peter Carpenter

Valerie Crane Dorfman

Conductors

Diane B. Wilsey

Directors

Richard and Joanne Compean

Michael and Megan Janis

Ann Schmitt

Composers

Kathleen Burke and Ralph Davis

Lee Flynn

Kay Sprinkel Grace

Louise Gregory and Joe Scanga

Gay and Carl Grunfeld

Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation

Billie Kay and Thomas Horst

Leslie and George Hume

Jill H. Kramer

Michael Scheu and F. Sloat Van Winkle

Nina Wilson

Frank and Barbara Moller Wentworth

Steve Wereb

Love TILT? Become a Grace Cultural Member

We offer a special cultural membership program focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. This program allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events, including TILT. Learn more and join at gracecathedral.org/join.

Ghiberti Center for Culture

Many of our events are produced by the Ghiberti Center for Culture, the arts and culture foundation at Grace Cathedral. Its mission is to enrich and inspire all people through the arts, music, and education programming and to preserve Grace Cathedral, a San Francisco treasure and resource.

For Paul

TILT is inspired by the memory of Paul Crane Dorfman (1939-2018), a good friend of the cathedral who loved music, culture, houses of worship, fresh ideas, and mentoring young people.