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544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
(415) 647-6015 http://sfcmc.org/

April 2019

Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Pianist Jon Jang Performing the Music of Duke Ellington

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC piano faculty member Jon Jang presents: Come Sunday:The Music of Duke Ellington in Celebration of his 120th Birthday Anniversary, featuring the works of Duke Ellington. Because the title “Come Sunday” refers to a recording by Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson celebrating African American people’s struggle to have their own church, the program will also feature songs that Mahalia Jackson sang in the context of the black church.

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Community Music Center: Jennifer Peringer, Studio Recital

April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of Music Center piano instructor Jennifer Peringer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Winnie Low, Studio Recital

April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of private piano instructor Winnie Low perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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May 2019

Community Music Center: Martha Rodriguez-Salazar Studio Recital

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC vocal and flute instructor Martha Rodriguez-Salazar perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Jono Kornfeld, guitar

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Shenson Faculty Concert Series 2019 is lighting up the stage with four free concerts featuring CMC’s talented faculty and their collaborators! The concerts spans genres and instrumentation, encompassing classical, jazz, gospel, neo-classical, and avant-garde genres. These concerts are free and open to the public. CMC piano, guitar, and theory faculty member Jono Kornfeld performs with the band Hop Sauce. Hop Sauce is a concoction of instrumental groove, funk and jazz, balancing improvisation with composition and a knack for fun,…

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Community Music Center: Monika Gruber-Gibbons, Student Recital

May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC violin instructor Monika Gruber Gibbons perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC’s Spring Gala

May 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for Community Music Center's Spring Gala, an evening of music and celebration to benefit CMC's tuition assistance programs. This year's gala honors Ambassador James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen with CMC's annual Gertrude Field Community Impact Award for their transformational support of CMC's New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus and for their years of friendship to and support of CMC. The evening culminates in a special performance by world-renowned pianist, Robin Sutherland. Enjoy a wine reception…

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: CMC Young Musician’s Program Performance

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in the Music Center’s Young Musicians Program (YMP) perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Xochitl and the Flowers

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Opera Parallèle presents Xochitl and the Flowers in collaboration with Community Music Center Based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, Xochitl and the Flowers tells of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of their homeland. Xochitl and the Flowers is part of Opera Parallèle’s acclaimed annual ‘Hands-on-Opera’ program, which features children center stage as full project participants and performers. Community Music Center’s faculty and students from the Children’s…

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Community Music Center: Xochitl and the Flowers

May 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Opera Parallèle presents Xochitl and the Flowers in collaboration with Community Music Center Based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, Xochitl and the Flowers tells of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of their homeland. Xochitl and the Flowers is part of Opera Parallèle’s acclaimed annual ‘Hands-on-Opera’ program, which features children center stage as full project participants and performers. Community Music Center’s faculty and students from the Children’s…

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Community Music Center: Xochitl and the Flowers

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Opera Parallèle presents Xochitl and the Flowers in collaboration with Community Music Center Based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, Xochitl and the Flowers tells of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of their homeland. Xochitl and the Flowers is part of Opera Parallèle’s acclaimed annual ‘Hands-on-Opera’ program, which features children center stage as full project participants and performers. Community Music Center’s faculty and students from the Children’s…

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Community Music Center: SOTA Vocal Department Student Recital

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in the School of the Arts vocal Department, coached by CMC faculty member Masha Campagne, perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

May 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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Community Music Center: Hannah Hanif, Graduation Recital

May 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Hannah Hanif, violin student of Sin-Tung Chiu and member of CMC’s Young Musicians Program, performs in recital in honor of her graduation. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: 29th Annual “In Pursuit of Excellence” Concert

May 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A showcase of outstanding student work at CMC in collaboration with the 2019 Junior Bach Festival. Selected performers present a program of works on keyboard, winds, strings, and voice. Hosted by CMC piano faculty Betty Wong.

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Community Music Center: Nicole Faghihi, Student Recital

May 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of private piano instructor Nicole Faghihi perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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June 2019

Community Music Center: Afro-Cuban Dance Party with the CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble

June 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free! CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance ​and ​Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba 6:30 pm – 7:00pm Salsa Dance Class with Rodrigo Ipince 7:00 pm – 9:30pm CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music) The Mission Arts​ and​Performance Project is a homegrown…

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Community Music Center: Lauren Cony, Student Recital

June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC piano instructor Lauren Cony perform in recital. Additional program details TBA,

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Community Music Center: CMC’s Annual All School Recital

June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC’s annual All–School Recital is an all-level student showcase featuring exceptional students from both our Mission and Richmond District Branches. Students are selected by audition based on their progress in relation to the amount of time they’ve been studying on their instrument. This is a CMC favorite, and it’s free!

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Community Music Center: CMC String Orchestra Year-End Performance

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in the CMC String Orchestra, directed by Loretta Taylor, perform in a year- end recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: Margaret Gordon, Student Recital

June 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC vocal instructor Margaret Gordon perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital

June 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC Students of all ages perform in recital. Please note start time of 3:00 pm for this performance. Additional program details TBA,

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Community Music Center: An Evening of Pop and Jazz

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join Community Music Center adult students from the Anything Goes Chorus, directed by Ellen Robinson, in a casual setting as they share songs they have been working on. The concert will be followed by refreshments.

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Community Music Center: CMC Chamber Ensembles End of Year Performance

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in CMC’s Chamber Music program perform in small ensembles, directed by CMC clarinet faculty member Rachel Condry. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

June 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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July 2019

Community Music Center: Flower Piano Sing-Along

July 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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J​oin Community Music Center’s Beth Wilmurt (Children’s Chorus and Older Adult Choir conductor) and Cherie Chooljian (piano faculty member) for a lively sing-along at Flower Piano, sponsored by the San Francisco Botanical Garden! This year’s sing-along “I Love a Piano: Songs for, About, Around, On, and Featuring a Piano” will have sing-along crowd-pleasers by popular artists such as the Beatles (Let it Be), Billy Joel (Piano Man), Carole King (You’ve Got a Friend), Bill Withers (Lean on Me), Ray Charles…

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: Outsound New Music Summit: Touch the Gear

July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Outsound‘s original public event Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of “gear”–everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity.

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Community Music Center: Outsound New Music Summit: Free Flowing a Night of Original Comprovisation

July 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The duo B. Experimental Band (dBxB) is an improvising orchestra co-led by duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and Jason Levis, drums). The new endeavor, launched in December 2018 at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, CA. The 13-member ensemble plays compositions by Levis and Mezzacappa that explore the thrilling boundaries between composed and improvised musical worlds; between avant-garde jazz and contemporary chamber music aesthetics; and between inspiring music of the past and a new musical language emerging from our current place…

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Community Music Center: The Outsound New Music Summit: Rocket a Night of Exploratory Rock

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Gentleman Surfer began in 2006 as the solo project of drummer bandleader Jon Bafus, and now exists as a fully functioning band since mid 2010. Difficult to categorize, they draw upon a wide range of influences, anywhere from Captain Beefheart and King Crimson, to film and video game music, Classical, Jazz, Punk, etc. . . The collective sound is both tight and loose simultaneously, and continually growing and shifting into a bigger and stronger vortex of angular, shifting rhythms and…

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Community Music Center: The Outsound New Music Summit: Crossing Borders a Night of Ground Breaking Multimedia

July 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Francis Wong & Lenora Lee: Saxophonist/composer Francis Wong and dancer/choreographer Lenora Lee have been working together for over 20 years creating both fully improvised works as well as works that integrate composition, choreography, and improvisation. They have collaborated on small to large scale works involving ensembles of dancers and musicians, oftentimes working with projection mapping, and text. The themes that they are particularly known for are the immigration experience of Chinese Americans during the era of Chinese Exclusion, as well…

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Community Music Center: The Outsound New Music Festival: Expanding the Rift a Night of Exploratory Composition and Improvisation

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Polly Moller Springhorn’s Tomography Fortunae: Tomography Fortunae is a three-movement graphic score for seven musicians named Tom, by Polly Moller Springhorn. The intention of this piece is to combine the Fortunate Numbers with ritual movement and improvisation to bring all the musicians and the audience good fortune. Musicians must go by the name Tom, either officially on their birth certificate, informally as a nickname, or temporarily for the duration of the performance. Toms may play any instrument or sing. Each…

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Community Music Center: The Outsound New Music Summit: Spontaneous a Celebration of Firey Expression and Freedom

July 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Deciduous is an ongoing multi-regional project originally formed by Columbus Ohio pianist Gerard Cox and curated by SF Bay Area saxophonist Rent Romus based on the mutual bridging of those who share a creative tenacity, history and transitory nature of improvisation. The music travels through free wheeling plots development, enriched with worldly modalities and extended soloing. “Romus and company fuse diversity with bold ideas and evocative solos to complement the disparate currents and their irrefutable fellowship.” – Glenn Astartia, All…

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August 2019

Community Music Center: Afro-Cuban Dance Party with the CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble

August 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free! CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance ​and ​Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba 6:30 pm – 7:00pm Salsa Dance Class with Rodrigo Ipince 7:00 pm – 9:30pm CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music) The Mission Arts​ and​Performance Project is a homegrown…

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Community Music Center: Maestro/Nola Curtis – End of the Quarter Studio Recital

August 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Piano and vocal instructors Maestro and Nola Curtis present a joint recital featuring CMC students enrolled in their vocal and piano studios. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Chamber Music Ensemble Performances

August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in CMC’s Chamber Music program perform in small ensembles, directed by music center clarinet faculty member Rachel Condry. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: A Classical Cabaret

August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a Classical Cabaret on in the auditorium of the Community Music Center. This yearly event invites musicians and those who love music to participate in an evening of spontaneous and beautiful music-making on a wide variety of instruments, including piano, oboe, voice, cello, and more. You are welcome to bring a dish to share at the end of the evening.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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Community Music Center: Larry Dunn – CD Release Concert

August 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC guitar faculty member Larry Dunn presents a concert to celebrate the release of his most recent CD. Larry is an accomplished touring and recording artist, and also teaches Songwriting Workshop and Blues Workshop at CMC. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC String Orchestra

August 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Directed by Music Center violin instructor Loretta Taylor, students enrolled in CMC’s String Orchestra Summer Workshop present an end of the quarter performance. Program includes music from La La Land, Bond…James Bond, composer Leroy Anderson, and more.

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September 2019

Community Music Center: Mozart for Munchkins in San Francisco!

September 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Mozart for Munchkins creates a relaxed, interactive and engaging environment where children and their families can experience and enjoy the wonders of classical music with a hint of jazz and bluegrass. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back, relax and enjoy the concert. While our concert setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to bluegrass and…

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Community Music Center: CMC Older Adult Choir Summit at “Getting There Together”

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Over 300 members from CMC’s Older Adult Choirs from all over San Francisco will gather in song at the first annual “Getting There Together: A Celebration of All Ages and Abilities” is presented by CASE (Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly) in partnership with Livable City/Sunday Streets, Department of Aging and Adult Services, Age and Disability Friendly San Francisco, and the Dignity Fund Coalition. “Getting There Together” is a city-wide free event that will transform Civic Center into a big…

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Community Music Center: Sashi Ayyangar, Piano

September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Pianist Sashi Ayyangar performs in recital. Program to include Bach: French Overture, Schubert: Sonata D 784, and Nielsen: Chaconne. Free admission.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: A Night of Distinctive Chamber Music: Brassavola, Presidio Quintet and Peach Trio

September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Once a year, the Bay Area’s Brassavola Brass Quintet, Presidio Quintet and Peach Trio come together to present unique repertoire in an intimate setting. On the program will be chamber works by a roster of great 20th century composers, including Gunther Schuller, Leonard Bernstein, Alec Wilder and Grazyna Bacewicz. We invite you to join us on Sunday September 15th at 4 PM at the San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street in the Mission. A reception will follow the…

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Community Music Center: CMC Sundays: Community music day!

September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Family. Music. Fun! You’re invited to a free community music day for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free at CMC Sundays! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends! It’s free! Highlights include Music for Children, private lessons and class demos, jam sessions, workshops, and more. Don’t miss the crowd-pleasing favorite: Instrument Petting Zoo! Photos from past CMC Sundays…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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Community Music Center: Cassandra Lindop. Studio Recital

September 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in Cassandra Lindops guitar, ukelele and piano studio perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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October 2019

Community Music Center: Afro-Cuban Dance Party with the CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble

October 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free! CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance ​and ​Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba. 6:30 pm – 7:00pm Salsa Dance Class with Rodrigo Ipince 7:00 pm – 9:30pm CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music)

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Community Music Center: Margaret Gordon, Student Recital

October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in private voice lessons with CMC vocal instructor Margaret Gordon perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Paul Chang, Clarinet and Piano

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Paul Chang and friends present a free recital featuring selections for piano and clarinet. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: Concert with Conversation: Jason Vieaux, guitar

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The free Concert with Conversation series features world-class musicians performing in the CMC concert hall. Each short concert is followed by a Q & A session, where the audience can learn about the lives, hard-work, and inspiration of these artists. Grammy Award-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Jason Vieaux has performed…

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Community Music Center: Heidi Kim, Studio Recital

October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC violin instructor Heidi Kim perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Bella Chen, Studio Recital

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of private instructor Bella Chen perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Halloween Party at CMC

October 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Have a spook-tacularly musical Halloween with Community Music Center! Music, treats, and FUN! Come in costume! Enjoy a fun and festive afternoon, featuring performances by the Children’s Chorus and Music for Children classes, costume parade, and more!

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November 2019

Community Music Center: Ian Bledsoe, String Quartet

November 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ian Bledsoe and members of his string quartet perform. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Katherine Oh, Studio Recital

November 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Private piano instructor Katherine Oh presents her students in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: Jazz Voices of Poetry

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz Voices of Poetry exists to increase the awareness of both jazz and poetry by combining them in song, and presenting the result to new audiences. The spirit of jazz, mind-blowing poetry, inspiring performances. Come hear sparkling jazz wrapped around some of your favorite poems: Vocals: Clairdee, Nicolas Bearde, Noa Levy, and Sian Witkke Featuring: The Ken French Quartet Lyrics: Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and 10 contemporary American poets Music: Norm Rosenblatt

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Community Music Center: Sebastian Jerez, piano

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Pianist Sebastian Jerez performs selections for 4 handed and solo piano. Additional performance details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

November 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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Community Music Center: CMC Children’s Chorus

November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in CMC’s Children’s Chorus perform a selection of songs from around the world. The chorus is directed by Beth Wilmurt, with piano accompaniment by John Kyrk. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Nicole Faghihi, Studio Recital

November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of private piano instructor Nicole Faghihi perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Concert with Conversation: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The free Concert with Conversation series features world-class musicians performing in the CMC concert hall. Each short concert is followed by a Q & A session, where the audience can learn about the lives, hard-work, and inspiration of these artists. The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to…

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Community Music Center: Fresh Voices XIX Festival of New Works: “Sometimes a Scream is Better Than a Thesis”

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Goat Hall productions presents their 19th annual Fresh Voices Festival of new music titled – “Sometimes a Scream is Better than a Thesis.” This performance features new works by nine bay area composers. PROGRAM Mark Alburger Ecclesiastes (or the preacher) Tatev Amiryan Last Lullaby, for the mothers of the Armenian massacres Josiah Catalan Conscience of a Blackened World (T. S. Eliot) Allan Crossman Omaha & Surface Swimmer Kurt Erickson Here, Bullet (Brian Turner) Mark Alburger “Fire” from The Bald Soprano…

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December 2019

Community Music Center: Vutu Nguyen, piano

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC piano faculty member Vutu Nyugen performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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If you believe, as we do, that access to music is something everyone deserves, will you join us on Giving Tuesday by donating to CMC? Your donations will be doubled by a generous donor on this day only! Make your donation here. Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) is the largest global day of fundraising and donating, with over 3.8 million dollars raised by people in over 150 countries in 2018. Beyond money raised, it’s an incredible opportunity to raise awareness…

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Community Music Center: Christmas in the Mission with CMC Choirs

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Christmas in the Mission with Community Music Center Choirs Enjoy a Christmas concert of festive choral music from Latin America and Spain in the beautiful historic Mission Dolores Basilica featuring performances by CMC’s Coro de Cámara, and CMC Solera Singers of Mission Neighborhood Center and Coro CMC del Centro Latino de San Francisco Older Adult Choirs. The concert includes chamber songs from the Spanish and Mexican Baroque, 20th century choral music, and traditional Christmas songs from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and…

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Community Music Center: CMC String Orchestra Year-End Performance

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in the CMC String Orchestra, directed by Loretta Taylor, perform in a year-end recital. Program includes: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4 — Arcangelo Corelli Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Opus 46 — Edvard Grieg Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas — Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane and other holiday selections.

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Community Music Center: Afro-Latin Dance Party with Two Generations

December 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Afro-Latin Dance Party with Two Generations CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program and Cuban Charanga Ensemble Two generations of CMC ensemble musicians play smokin’ dance music from the Americas in a special December MAPP event! MDYMP will play music from throughout the Americas including cumbia, música norteña, son, danzón, and cha-cha-chá. CMC’s Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be play a swinging set of Cuban dance music, from danzón to timba. The evening includes dance lessons and live music 6:30 dance class…

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join CMC students for an end of the quarter recital which showcases all the hard work they’ve put in over the fall. Students of all ages will perform music for a wide range of instruments in a variety of musical styles. There will be two student recitals, at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Come and support our CMC students!

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join CMC students for an end of the quarter recital which showcases all the hard work they’ve put in over the fall. Students of all ages will perform music for a wide range of instruments in a variety of musical styles. There will be two student recitals, at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Come and support our CMC students!

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Community Music Center: CMC Annual Winter Concert

December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC faculty member Shirley Wong hosts a selection of music and poetry from the early Renaissance to European classics to popular 20th century Americana performed on voice, winds, strings and keyboard. Program features CMC faculty, advanced students, and guests. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Teen Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in CMC’s Teen Jazz Orchestra, directed by Marcus Shelby perform in concert. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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January 2020

Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

January 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: CMC Sundays: Community music day!

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Family. Music. Fun! You’re invited to a free community music day for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free at CMC Sundays! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends! It’s free! Highlights include Music for Children, private lessons and class demos, jam sessions, workshops, and more. Don’t miss the crowd-pleasing favorite: Instrument Petting Zoo! SCHEDULE FOR KIDS (ages 0–7)…

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Community Music Center: Monika Gruber, Student Recital

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC violin instructor Monika Gruber perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

January 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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February 2020

Community Music Center: Afro-Cuban Dance Party with the CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free! CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance ​and ​Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba. 6:30 pm – 7:00pm Salsa Dance Class 7:00 pm – 9:30pm CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music) The Mission Arts​ and​Performance Project is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural…

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Community Music Center: VOCE Music Competition and Performance

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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VOCE is a prestigious competition for vocalists, strings, winds/brass, and chamber music at the Branch and State levels. In 1971, cellist Gretchen Kuehny Geber and pianist Eleonor Dalton of MTAC’s San Fernando West Valley Branch created VOCE as a means of providing solo and chamber ensemble opportunities for students. The group was named for Vocalists, Orchestral instrumentalists, Chamber music, and Ensembles. The first State VOCE Recital was held July 7, 1972 at the MTAC Convention in North Hollywood. Since then,…

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Community Music Center: Concert with Conversation: Dashon Burton, baritone

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The free Concert with Conversation series features world-class musicians performing in the CMC concert hall. Each short concert is followed by a Q & A session, where the audience can learn about the lives, hard-work, and inspiration of these artists. Praised for his rich tone and powerfully thrilling voice, bass-baritone Dashon Burton has proven himself to be a voice to be reckoned with, winning international competitions and performing with opera companies and orchestras across the country and in Europe. His…

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Community Music Center: Young Musicians Program Composition Concert

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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High school students in the Young Musicians Program (YMP) will present their finished compositions for small chamber ensembles (performed by fellow students) to the audience and guest coaches from the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Come hear their creative works and comments from some of the Bay Area’s most respected new music experts!

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Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

February 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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Community Music Center: Violins of Hope

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Community Music Center is honored to host storytelling, an acclaimed performance, conversations and a multi-media presentation featuring lessons from the Violins of Hope. Violins of Hope at CMC will feature: -Avshi Weinstein, violin maker/repairer, son of the founder of the Violins of Hope, Amnon Weinstein -A performance by the Ariel Quartet We hope you can join us. Because we are expecting a large audience, please RSVP using this link. Seating is first come, first served. Late arrival doesn’t guarantee seating.

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Community Music Center: 30th Annual “In Pursuit of Excellence” Concert

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A showcase of outstanding student work at CMC in collaboration with this year’s Junior Bach Festival. Selected performers present a program of works on keyboard, winds, strings, and voice. Hosted by CMC piano faculty Betty Wong.

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Community Music Center: CMC Voice Faculty Concert: Make Our Garden Grow

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Make Our Garden Grow: Songs on Nature Join CMC voice faculty members for an enchanting evening of songs inspired by nature’s wonder! From solo repertoire to group ensembles, performances include a wide range of styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz, spirituals, and more. featuring: Nola Curtis, Maestro Curtis, Ellen Glikbarg-Shea, Margaret Gordon, Nicole Lumetta, Michael Mohammed, Ellen Robinson, Martha Rodríguez-Salazar & Jonathan Smucker with Elektra Schmidt & Richard Thomas, piano Tickets: $20 general/$15 seniors/$10 students & CMC affiliates Purchase tickets…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing. 8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class 9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.

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Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Martha Rodríguez-Salazar with The Bernal Hill Players

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Martha Rodríguez-Salazar (flute faculty, voice faculty, and choir conductor) presents It Takes a Village with The Bernal Hill Players, which is comprised of Jennifer Peringer, piano; Rachel Condry, clarinet; Annelise Zamula, saxophone; Matylda Rotkiewicz, piano; and Sharon Wayne, guitar. It Takes a Village is a concert of chamber music from duos to quintets by North and South American composers in diverse styles, including classical, folk, tango, contemporary, and experimental. The emphasis of the program is on multiculturalism, women’s empowerment, and…

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Community Music Center: Elyse Weakley, Student Recital

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC piano instructor Elyse Weakley presents her students in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC String Department Faculty Recital “For the Love of Strings”

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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“For the Love of Strings” CMC faculty members present a delightful concert featuring works from across the centuries for violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. with performances by: Josepha Fath, Monika Gruber, Heidi Kim, Loretta Taylor; violin Carly Scena, Heidi Kim; viola Erik Andersen, Leo Baluk, Stephanie Li; cello Richard Saunders, bass Jennifer Peringer, piano Hosted by Erik Andersen (cello/viola da gamba instructor, Young Musicians Program, Strings Department Chair)

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March 2020

Community Music Center: “The Last Mambo” Film Screening

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Schedule: Doors:7:30 Film Viewing Time: 8-9pm Q & A: 9pm to 9:20 DJ Jose Ruiz from KPOO play time: 10pm to 10:30 “The Last Mambo” is a hopeful documentary that showcases Salsa and Latin Jazz in the Bay Area as a potent social force that brings together our diverse community of performers and participants, embodies cultural preservation and promotes artistic expression and education. The film features musicians, dancers, community participants members, and venues that have been integral to the evolution…

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Community Music Center: David Wong, Piano

March 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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David Wong (CMC Older Adult Choir Program) presents a concert of beloved inspirational classical, modern, and film music supported by Overseas Alumni of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The program includes music composed by Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, in addition to music from the films Ben Hur, The Pianist, A Song to Remember, Ghost, Far and Away, and On Golden Pond. PROGRAM: Fantasia on Chopin: A medley of some of Chopin’s finest works (including Ballades, Polonaises, Etude,…

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Community Music Center: Northern California Viola Society (NCVS) Competition Concert

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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YOUNG VIOLISTS COMPETITION RETURNS! Hosted by CMC string faculty and Young Musicians Program Coordinator Katie Wreede, the Northern California Viola Society‘s 2020 Young Violists Competitions is open to outstanding young violists age 19 and under. These high-quality performances are open and free to the public. The Finals Concert begins at 2:00 pm and includes the world premiere of the winner of the 2020 NCVS Composition Contest, Cogitatio by Denise Ondishko. Presentation of prizes and reception at the end, after the…

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Community Music Center: Michael Long, Violin

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC violin faculty member Michael Long is joined by his cousin Maria Long and Grammy-award-winning pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi to present an evening of horn trios. Of the few pieces written for this unique instrumentation, Brahms’ beloved Horn Trio, full of characteristically lush melodies, is the best known. Czerny’s Premier Grand Trio is more of a hidden gem which is rarely performed. Known best for his pedagogical works, Czerny’s trio lives up to the expectations of technical showmanship but is also…

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May 2020

Community Music Center: CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon

May 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All…

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