Announcing the June Season!

From our friends at the Community Music Center on Capp Street:

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CMC is buzzing with students preparing for end-of-year concerts. It’s a great time of year to be here. A few other highlights this month at CMC: our last Sunday Open House and Jam Sessions event of the school year on June 7, and the final Shenson Faculty Concert Series performance by The Gestaltish Ensemble on June 27! Read on for details…

Monday, June 1 at
Coro de la 30 Performs at Mission YMCA Senior Center
Note location: Mission YMCA Senior Center, 4080 Mission Street, SF

Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm
CMC Chamber Ensemble Performance

Sunday, June 7 at 1:00pm
Student Performance Workshop (All Ages)

Sunday, June 7 from 3:00-5:00pm
CMC’s Sunday Open House and Jam Sessions
Join a jam, sample a class, or try an instrument! This is the last Open House and Jam Session of the school year – don’t miss it!


Jazz Jam with Harvey Robb (Sax, flute, clarinet and Richmond District Jazz Ensemble).

Latin Music Jam with Miguel Govea (trumpet and Accordion faculty) and Javier Cabanillas (percussion/Mission District Young Musicians Program)

Music for Children with Irene Chagall

Instrument Petting Zoo with Chris Borg and other CMC faculty and students

Piano and Voice Working Together with Erik Walker (piano faculty) and Nicole Lumetta (voice faculty)
This workshop will explore how piano and voice work together: the meshing of harmony and melody, phrasing and articulation, rhythm and style, and interpretation. Whether you sing, play piano, or sing AND play piano, you will be able to explore the relationship between them to develop a unique interpretation of a song. Please bring two copies of your sheet music.

Strings and Chamber Music Repertoire Workshop with Sin-Tung Chiu (violin/viola faculty and chamber music coach) with Paul Dab (piano faculty)
Bring a piece you are working on to play (as a soloist or chamber group) and sheet music if you would like piano accompaniment. You will receive feedback from a CMC faculty member. Open to students and musicians of all levels and ages.

Piano Lesson Demos with Kristine Zhang

Guitar and Percussion Lesson Demos with Pepe Jacobo

Tuesday, June 9 at 1:30pm
Richmond Older Adult Choir Spring Performance
Note location: Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 417 31st Avenue, SF

Thursday, June 11 at 1:30pm
Coro del Centro Latino Spring Performance
Note location: Centro Latino de San Francisco, 1656 15th Street, SF

Saturday, June 13 at 7:30pm
The CMC String Orchestra Workshop in Concert
Directed by Loretta Taylor, the concert program includes Handel’s Water Music: Suite in D Major, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Hindemith’s Selections from Eight pieces for String Orchestra, and David West’s Villanella. Concert also feature’s Highlights from ”Fantasia 2000.″

Sunday, June 14 at 1:00pm
Student Performance Workshop (18 and under)

Monday, June 15 at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:45pm)
CMC’s Latin Vocal Workshop Presents an Evening of Latin American Songs
Start your week on a festive note! Come to The Red Poppy Art House on Folsom and 23rd streets to enjoy a great selection of songs from Latin America performed by Community Music Center’s Latin Vocal Workshop.  The group is directed by CMC’s Martha Rodriguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer. Special thanks to The Red Poppy Art House for their support of this free, community performance.
Note location: The Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, SF
FREE, donations are appreciated!

Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30pm
CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble
Some very danceable tunes await us at this free concert! CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble is directed by Tregar Otton.

Sunday, June 21 at 1:00pm
Student Performance Workshop (18 and over)

Friday, June 26 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free, All Ages Improvisation Workshop with the Gestaltish Ensemble
This workshop is for musicians of all levels, be they professionals or complete beginners. It is also great for educators! We will explore improvisation outside the boundaries of genre, such as jazz, classical or latin. Activities will focus on learning how to “get out of our heads” by simply listening and responding to what we hear. Beautiful moments and sounds can result and we want to share this experience with musicians and teachers of all kinds. Bring your instrument if you have one (voice included), including household, and found objects! Read an interview with CMC’s Rachel Condry about the workshop and the beautiful of “trans-idiomatic” improvisation.
For all levels, ages and instruments.

FREESaturday, June 27 at 8:00pm
The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Gestaltish
Gestaltish is a Bay Area ensemble that explores improvised music in both playful and methodical ways with a surprising array of results. Performers Rachel Condry (clarinet), Gretchen Jude (voice), Jacob Peck (guitar) and Jennifer Wilsey (percussion) have diverse musical backgrounds and met while working with Fred Frith in the Mills College Improvisation ensemble. Since 2012, they have been shaping and exploring sounds to create evocative yet open-ended musical experiences. Using game structures as temporal architectures in which to play, Gestaltish deeply listen to each other and their surroundings, encapsulating sonic moments and reinvigorating the notion of free improvisation with unexpected instrumentation and intuitions. The audience will have the opportunity to determine the program by choosing from a “menu” of improvisation approaches this evening and all are encouraged to attend the free improvisation workshop with the ensemble the night before. Read an interview with CMC’s Rachel Condry to get a window into this evening’s performance and “trans-idiomatic” improvisation!
Special thanks to the Shenson Foundation for making this concert free to the public.

Sunday, June 28 at 4:00pm
Katelyn Liu and Skyler Chu’s Graduation Recital
Skyler Chu, student of CMC piano faculty member Juliet McComas, and Katelyn Lui, student of CMC piano faculty member Betty Wong, will share a graduation recital.

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at
Community Music Center’s Mission District Branch
544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA
(415) 647-6015

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