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

September 2017

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

September 9, 2017 @ 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: SAFEHouse Arts presents West Wave 26 Dance Festival

September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2017

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$10

West Wave Dance Festival, held in San Francisco each year, is a choreography showcase presented in a shared program format. Our mission is to bring together veteran and newly-established choreographers from all cultures and disciplines, and provide them an opportunity to present work. For 2017, choreographers were asked to collaborate with live musicians in co-creating work under the theme of “Nocturnes”, curated by Amy Lewis and Joe Landini. Performers include Janet Collard, Nol Simonse, This Sweet Nothing, Christine Germain and…

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October 2017

Community Music Center: Cuarteto Alegre Performs the Music of Carlos Guastavino

October 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The members of the Cuarteto Alegre met in Martha Rodriguez’ Latin Vocal Workshop. Two of us, Genie and John, started to sing duets, then Andy and Ralph joined to make us a full quartet. John Kyrk is our fifth and most important member, our accompanist extraordinaire. We’ve been singing together for almost three years and gave our first concert at CMC last year about this time. We sing Spanish music, old, new, Latin American, and Spanish, but we have fallen…

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Community Music Center: Dongni Yang, Piano Studio Student Recital

October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This fall 2017 student piano recital is presented by the Dongni Yang piano studio. The recital features 30 students ages 5-25 playing selections by Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninov, and other classical composers.

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Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$10 – $15

Jazz in the Neighborhood presents a selection of jazz standards and other favorites. The quintet is led by CMC instructors Charlie Gurke, saxophone and Marcus Shelby, bass. They are joined by CMC trumpet teacher Max Miller-Loran and other guest artists. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Gabino Palomares in Concert

October 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $20

$20/Adults; $15 students, seniors Legendary Mexican singer/songwriter Gabino Palomares performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Songbird Studios All Ages Fall Showcase

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of Whitney Nicole and Songbird Studios perform in recital. Additional info at http://songbirdsf.com Free

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Community Music Center: Winnie Low, Student Recital

October 28, 2017 @ 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 Winnie Low perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Margaret Gordon, Student Recital

October 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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November 2017

Community Music Center: A Concert with Conversation with Sean Jones, Trumpet

November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Sean Jones has established himself as one of the most outstanding trumpeters and composers on today’s scene. Apprenticing with Gerald Wilson, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath and Nancy Wilson, he served as lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. He has toured with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter (‘Tribute to Miles’ tour). Sean is current Artist-in-Residence at SF Performances and is a member of The SF JAZZ Collective. CMC thanks San Francisco Performances for bringing this world-class artist to…

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Community Music Center: Nicole Faghihi, Student Recital

November 12, 2017 @ 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: Benefit Concert Supporting Passing Words Theatre Company

November 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A musical benefit featuring singer-songwriter Rafael Sarria of La Gente www.lagentemusicsf.com and other musical guests. Enjoy fabulous local music and refreshments while supporting the world premiere of the play, The JMJ Project: Last Portrait www.passingwords.com.

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Community Music Center: An Evening of Pop, Jazz, Broadway and Beatles

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join Community Music Center adults students from the Anything Goes Chorus directed by Ellen Robinson and the Beatles Ensemble directed by Scott Feichter 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: Jazz in the Neighborhood presents: Clairdee & the Ken French Trio

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Vocalist Clairdee performs with Ken French, piano; Gary Brown, bass; and Jim Zimmerman, drums. Her special guest will be vocalist and percussionist Daria Johnson. Clairdee is a captivating song stylist who has has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet can swing or shout at will. With her lustrous voice, heartfelt delivery, and scene-stealing charisma, she has honed a repertoire of standards set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining. Says Nancy…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music.

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Performance Workshop

November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Community Music Center students of all ages perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Ann Lam, Student Recital

November 19, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC violin instructor Ann Lam perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Latin Vocal Workshop End of the Year Concert

November 27, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for an evening of Latin American songs featuring the Latin Vocal Workshop students performing in group and as soloists. Reception following the concert. Free admission

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Community Music Center: Maestro & Nola Curtis: Combined Student Recital

November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC instructors Maestro and Nola Curtis host a joint concert presenting their voice and piano students in recital. Program includes a selection of jazz, gospel, classical and contemporary tunes. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Coro de Camara End of the Year Concert

November 30, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come and listen to beautiful baroque, classical and folk coral pieces from Latin America and Spain performed by students of the Coro de Cámara. Reception following the concert. Free admission

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December 2017

Community Music Center: A Grand Event: 20th Anniversary Cabaret Concert Extravaganza

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a Cabaret Concert Extravaganza! GOAT HALL PRODUCTIONS has been in existence since 1997 and we’re not through yet! During the past twenty years more than a hundred singers and fifty composers have graced our many stages! Hundreds more have enjoyed our cabaret-style contemporary classical and musical theatre shows, including the Fresh Voices Festival of New Works which began in 2000 and is in its 17th year.

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Community Music Center: CMC String Orchestra

December 2, 2017 @ 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 recital. Program includes: March No 1, D Major, K. 335 – W.A. Mozart Passacaile from Trio Sonata, Op 5, No 4 – G.F. Handel Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition – M. Mussorsky Holiday selections – Greensleeves and Christmas Quatrain

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Community Music Center: SFCMC Chamber Music Recital

December 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The SFCMC Chamber Music Recital features two of W. A. Mozart’s great masterpieces: The Clarinet Quintet and Mirror Duo plus works by J.S. Bach, J. F. Mazas, Marion Bauer, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Performances by the students of Rachel Condry and Sin-Tung Chiu

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Community Music Center: December Fiesta

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2017 at 3:30pm

Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8

A vibrant multi-generational celebration of Latin American song and dance! Performances by the Mission District Young Musicians Program, Children’s Chorus, Coro Solera, and the Cuban Charanga Ensemble. Come for the music and stay for the celebration with a piñata, tamales, hot chocolate, and a Cuban charanga dance party!

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Community Music Center: Annual CMC Winter Celebration Concert

December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Music and poetry from the early Renaissance to European classics to popular 20th century Americana performed on voice, winds, strings and keyboard. Featuring CMC faculty, advanced students, and guests. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: McAllister Music Studio Adult Winter Recital

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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McAllister Music Studio’s finest students present original compositions as well as jazz standards, classical favorites and pop hits.

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Community Music Center: CMC Young Musicians Program Performance

December 16, 2017 @ 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 CMC’s Young Musician’s Programs perform in concert. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

December 16, 2017 @ 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 friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music.

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Community Music Center: Leila Montai, Student Recital

December 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of private instructor Leila Montai perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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January 2018

Community Music Center: CMC Sunday!

January 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free on CMC Sundays! Highlights include Music for Children, Vocal Performance Practicum, Vocal Harmony Workshop, Old-Time Music and Latin Jazz Jam Sessions, and don’t miss the crowd pleasing favorite Instrument Petting Zoo! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends. FOR KIDS 3:00-3:45pm – Music For Children class with Irene Chagall 3:00-5:00pm – Piano demo lessons with Lilia Zheltova…

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Community Music Center: CMC Piano Master Class with Hamish Tait

January 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Pianist, Hamish Tait, Director of the Riverina Conservatorium, in Wagga Wagga Australia, will work with student performers in mini-lesson open to the public. Please join us in the audience to support your fellow musicians. If you are interested in performing, we have room for one or two more For more information about the class or to perform, please contact Poppy Dorsam, pdorsam@sfcmc.org. Hamish Tait – AMusA, BA (Creative), GradDipMus, MMus, MBA. Hamish is the CEO/ Director of the Riverina Conservatorium…

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Community Music Center: Elyse Weakley, Student Recital

January 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 Student Recital

January 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC violin instructor Ann Lam hosts a recital featuring students enrolled in the Music Center’s String Department. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Cecilia Pena-Govea and Taraf de Locos

January 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Cecilia Pena-Govea and members of her band Taraf de Locos present a program showcasing repertoire from five different continents. “Taraf de Locos derives cultural relevance and power from the established Balkan and Latin music traditions of San Francisco’s Mission District and the larger Bay Area. Formed in 2014, Taraf came together through the intersection of diverse musical backgrounds, shared Mission community, and a love of Greek, Albanian, Turkish, New Orleans, Mexican, and Cuban music. The band has since recruited bassist…

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Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: Ben Goldberg School

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Music from the newly released CD, Ben Goldberg School, Vol. 1: The Humanities, will be performed by Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Jeff Cressman, trombone; Rob Reich, piano and accordian; David Ewell, bass; and Hamir Atwal, drums. The music is inspired by Goldberg’s artist-in-residency at the 15th-century castle, Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy. There, the beautiful landscape, food, wine, and frescos by Piero della Francesco produced a camaraderie of ideas, inquiry, struggle, and humor. The CD’s title, Humanities,…

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Community Music Center: Elektra Schmidt, Piano and Lewis Patzner, Cello

January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC piano faculty member Elektra Schmidt and guest musician Lewis Patzner, cello, perform in concert. Program includes Suite Espagnole by Manuel de Falla, Fantasiestücke for cello and piano by Robert Schumann and Grand Tango for cello and piano by Astor Piazzolla.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$10 – $15

Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music. $15/Adults;$10 seniors, students

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February 2018

Community Music Center: Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: A Comprehensive and Current Method for Today’s Students

February 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Sheet Music Plus and Alfred Music present a piano teacher workshop titled “Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: A Comprehensive and Current Method for Today’s Students” This workshop is presented by Tom Gerou. Link to RSVP: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/alfredworkshop

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Community Music Center: Chiu Yu Chen Piano Recital Beethoven, Schubert and Asian Music

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$10 – $15

Chiu Yu Chen is regarded as one of the foremost young musicians of his native Taiwan. In fact, he is the first Taiwanese to graduate with full honors from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, under the tuition of Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian, and Irina Anastasieva. Apart from being a much sought-after recitalist and giving more 200 recitals, Chiu Yu Chen is also Artistic Director of numerous Festivals, most notably the Schubert 210th Anniversary (Finland, 2007), 90th…

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

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba, with additional program details TBA. 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: VOCE Branch Competition

February 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 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: Paula Dreyer, Student Recital

February 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Students of CMC piano faculty member Paula Dreyer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: REMO HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator Basic Training

February 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area Music Therapy LLC is proud to be hosting the San Francisco Bay Area’s first REMO HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator Basic Training on February 10 and 11 in San Francisco, CA. HealthRHYTHMS is a fun, evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout. On a deeper level it builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others. It is not really about drumming, but uses the drum as a tool for communication and…

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Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: Power of Five: New Chamber Jazz for Quintets

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Three voracious, innovative young Bay Area jazz composers share their new music in a vibrant exposition of the state of jazz today. Brazilian composer, guitarist, and vocalist, Ian Faquini leads a luminous exploration of traditional Brazilian rhythms and rich harmonies with his group, Quinteto Brasiliense. Composer, pianist and flutist, Erika Oba premiers her new chamber jazz suite Strange Moon, inspired by a celestial love story from Japanese folklore. Her group, Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble, is an inventive ensemble that…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music.

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Community Music Center students ages 18 and over perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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March 2018

Community Music Center: Chamber Music Masterpieces by Dvorak, Mozart and Muczynski, played by CMC faculty pianist Jennifer Peringer and the sfiato Wind Quintet

March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC faculty pianist Jennifer Peringer and the sfiato Wind Quintet play Mozart’s Piano Quintet in E flat Major, KV452, a woodwind arrangement of Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81 in A Major, and the Quintet for Winds by Robert Muczynski. Don’t miss the chance to hear this fabulously orchestral and virtuosic classical repertoire! Sfiato, meaning to breathe out or exhale, is a dynamic chamber group performing a broad range of chamber music throughout the Bay Area. Formed in 2014, they are:…

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Community Music Center: Cassandra Lindop, Student Recital

March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Vocal and piano students of Cassandra Lindop perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Piano/Vocal Workshop

March 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC instructors Maestro and Nola Curtis present an instrumental and vocal workshop featuring their CMC vocal and piano students. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital – Mission Branch

March 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Community Music Center students of all ages perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: Omar Ledezma – Celebrating the Cajon

March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC percussion faculty member Omar Ledezma presents a program celebrating the cajon. This concert is presented as part of the 2017-18 Shenson Concert Series.

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Community Music Center: An Evening of Choral and Solo singing from Latin America and Spain

March 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join CMC’s Latin Vocal Workshop and Coro de Cámara performing Latin American and Spanish classical, folk and popular music. Directed by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer. Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8 PM Community Music Center 544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Free Admission

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Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: The Jeff Denson Quartet

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Jeff Denson Quartet, led by the eminent composer/bassist/educator Jeff Denson, features pianist Dan Zemelman, drummer Alan Hall, and the world’s premier improvising bassoonist, Grammy-nominated Paul Hanson. Denson’s music pushes through the boundaries of conventions in music by inventively mixing the world of composed and improvised music for this unique combination of instruments.

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Community Music Center: CMC Chamber Music Ensemble Performance

March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in CMC’s Chamber Music program perform in small ensembles. Additional program details TBA. The groups are directed by Rachel Condry.

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Community Music Center: Anything Goes Chorus: Celebrating The 37th Annual Concert

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Members of the San Francisco and East Bay Anything Goes Choruses perform jazz, Broadway and pop tunes. Directed by Ellen Robinson Piano accompaniment by Alan Steger Program includes: “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” by Irving Berlin (jazz), “One Day More” from Les Miserables (Broadway), “Love will Keep Us Together” recorded by The Captain & Tennille (pop). For more information about Anything Goes Chorus: http://www.ellenrobinson.com/anything-goes-chorus/

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Community Music Center: Field Day at CMC

March 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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What: Calling our community of students, alumni, faculty, supporters, and guest artists! Field Day is CMC’s second annual open house and performathon, raising money for scholarships, and celebrating our beloved institution and the visionary founder behind it, Gertrude Field. When: Sunday, March 18 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Who: CMC’s community of students, alumni, faculty, board members, and supporters. What: Field Day is CMC's second annual open house and performathon. Fundraising proceeds support tuition assistance at CMC! Need a…

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Community Music Center: Ann Lam, Student Recital

March 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC violin instructor Ann Lam presents her students in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series

March 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Bernal Hill Players is a gleefully eclectic chamber music ensemble that plays classical and contemporary chamber music from around the world, as well as newly commissioned pieces by Californian and Mexican composers. The core ensemble is a trio with flutist and singer Martha Rodríguez-Salazar, clarinetist Rachel Condry, and pianist and arranger Jennifer Peringer. This concert also includes special guest cellist Jill Brindel. The “Listening Quilt” program celebrates a culturally diverse harvest of women’s creative work. All the pieces are…

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Community Music Center: Songbird Studio All Ages Winter Showcase

March 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of Whitney Nicole and Songbird Studios perform in recital. Additional info at http://songbirdsf.com

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Community Music Center: Open Rehersal – The Lightbulb Ensemble: New works for gamelan-based instruments and visual display

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a new music percussion ensemble that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contemporary gamelan. LBE performs on a set of metallophones designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, LBE founder and director, plus Balinese gongs of various sizes, and Western instruments. This open rehearsal will feature two works: Hamsa – Five Tales, by Brian Baumbusch. 2016 This 80-minute piece for 12 players follows a storied narrative based around the Five Pillars of Islam. Each movement…

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Community Music Center: The Lightbulb Ensemble: New works for gamelan-based instruments and visual display

March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a new music percussion ensemble that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contemporary gamelan. LBE performs on a set of metallophones designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, LBE founder and director, plus Balinese gongs of various sizes, and Western instruments. This performance will feature two works: Hamsa – Five Tales, by Brian Baumbusch. 2016 This 80-minute piece for 12 players follows a storied narrative based around the Five Pillars of Islam. Each movement meditates…

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April 2018

Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: The Montclair Women’s Big Band

April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Montclair Women’s Big Band is a Bay Area treasure. Founded in 1997 by veteran trumpeter Ellen Seeling and saxophonist Jean Fineberg, the group is an alliance of some of the region’s most formidable jazz women.

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Community Music Center: Voice Practicum Workshop

April 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Open to all CMC students, faculty, and staff. Led by voice faculty Dorothy Barnhouse with Michael Mohammed, stage director, facilitating and Theodora Carson, piano faculty, accompanying, this workshop provides an opportunity to perform a song for an audience of your colleagues in an informal setting, and to receive feedback on your performance from faculty. Singers in the practicum will have the opportunity to rework all or part of the piece, and may sing with the pianist or self accompany. Singers…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music.

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Community Music Center: 15th Annual CMC Faculty Keyboard Marathon

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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MC proudly presents the 15th Annual Keyboard Marathon Concert on Sunday April 22 at 3pm in the Concert Hall of the Community Music Center. The Keyboard Marathon showcases the piano and harpsichord faculty of the Community Music Center from the Richmond and Mission District Branches as well as several invited guest performers. Performers select a piece based on the theme for each year; this year our theme is Joy and Sorrow. Come join us and hear how the keyboard faculty…

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Community Music Center: CMC Solera Singers of the Mission Neighborhood Center

April 27, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The CMC Solera Singers of the Mission Neighborhood Center perform at the Ruth’s Table Creative Wellness Fair. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Vutu Nguyen, Piano

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC Faculty member Vutu Nguyen, solo piano, performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Sin-Tung Chiu: CMC/RDB Studio Class Recital

April 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC violin instructor Sin-tung Chiu perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Dongni Yang: Piano Studio Recital

April 29, 2018 @ 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 Dongni Yang’s piano studio perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Debbie Neigher, Studio Recital

April 29, 2018 @ 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 private instructor Debbie Neigher’s music studio perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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May 2018

Community Music Center: Coro CMC de la 30

May 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Coro CMC de la 30 performs in concert on Wednesday, 5/2 (11:00AM-11:30AM) at St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St., San Francisco. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Zachary Morfin, Solo Piano

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Zachary Morfín, solo piano, performs in recital. The program will include works by Schubert, Granados, and Ravel. Zach is an organizational consultant in the areas of board performance and development, strategic planning and innovation, and talent management. Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit institutions from a wide range of industries, such as consumer services, healthcare, philanthropy, and the performing arts. A passionate advocate of the arts, Zach joined the Board of Directors of the Community Music Center in October, 2017. He…

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Community Music Center: Monika Gruber-Gibbons, Student Recital

May 6, 2018 @ 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: Jennifer Peringer, Student Recital

May 6, 2018 @ 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 piano instructor Jennifer Peringer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Allison Lovejoy, Student Recital

May 11, 2018 @ 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 piano instructor Allison Lovejoy perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC’s Spring Gala featuring Frederica von Stade, honoree and Joyce DiDonato and Jake Heggie

May 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us in celebrating CMC’s mission of music for everyone at our Spring Gala! The evening features Honoree Frederica von Stade and a special performance by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer, pianist Jake Heggie! Enjoy CMC faculty performances, a lavish banquet dinner, and crowd-pleasing performances by CMC students. All proceeds support CMC’s mission to make high quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of financial means. Frederica von Stade, renowned mezzo-soprano will be presented with the Gertrude Field…

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Community Music Center: CMC Children’s Chorus in Concert

May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Members of CMC’s Children’s Chorus perform in concert. The group is directed by Beth Wilmurt and accompanied by John Kyrk. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: 28th Annual In Pursuit of Excellence Concert

May 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC piano instructor Betty Wong hosts this twice yearly event featuring a selection of outstanding CMC students. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Paula Dreyer, Student Recital

May 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC piano instructor Paula Dreyer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Teen Jazz Orchestra Performance, directed by Marcus Shelby

May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC’s Teen Jazz Orchestra will perform Jazz music learned this year including original music by Betty Reid Soskin, arranged by Marcus Shelby. Guest artist, vocalist, Jamie Zimmer, will be featured on the original music. 96-year-old Betty Reid Soskin is America’s oldest park ranger, famous for defying age and tirelessly speaking about segregation and civil rights in California and beyond. What most people don’t know is Betty was also an acclaimed singer/songwriter in the 1960s and 1970s with a voice like…

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

May 26, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance featuring live music.

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Community Music Center: CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program Performance

May 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program performs music from Mexico and Latin America at the beloved Carnaval Festival! Also – keep your eyes out for CMC partner programs with Mission Neighborhood Center pre-schoolers at and high school students at Lincoln High (partnership with SFUSD) making music in support of the Mission Neighborhood Center float!

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Community Music Center: Eugenio Solinas, Student Recital

May 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students of CMC cello instructor Eugenio Solinas perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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June 2018

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

June 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba, with additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: CMC Student Recital

June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC students ages 18 and under perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Ying Chen: Graduation Recital

June 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ying Chen, student of CMC violin instructor Sin-Tung Chiu, performs in recital. Guest pianist Dmitriy Cogan, Sin-Tung’s recital partner for the past 25 years since 1993, will collaborate at the piano. Adam Baluk, CMC RDB adult violin student for the past 4 years and a UC Berkeley graduate in 5/2018 and Sin-Tung Chiu will collaborate on violin. Ying Chen will also display some of her selected art work! Program features the complete Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV…

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Community Music Center: An Evening of Choral and Solo singing from Latin America and Spain

June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join CMC’s Latin Vocal Workshop and Coro de Cámara performing Latin American and Spanish classical, folk and popular music. Directed by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer. Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8 PM Community Music Center 544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Free Admission

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Community Music Center: An Evening of Pop, Jazz, Broadway and Beatles

June 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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AN EVENING OF POP, JAZZ, BROADWAY AND BEATLES: Works in Progress Concert Join Community Music Center adults students from the Anything Goes Chorus directed by Ellen Robinson and the Beatles Ensemble directed by Scott Feichter 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: Camp CMC Student Performance

June 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Students enrolled in Camp CMC perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: The Cabanijazz Project

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: The Cabanijazz Project Cabinijazz Project performs soulful original Latin dance music written by its leader, conga player Javier Cabanillas, who Drum Magazine calls “one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most respected and busiest congueros.” In support of their debut album, Infrasonic, Cabanijazz Project will perform the very best of their danceable mambo jazz and retro salsa repertoire, featuring the vocals of Omar Ledezma Jr. The rest of the line-up includes Jamie Dubberly, trombone; Benny…

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Community Music Center: Daniel Shin & Rebecca Portnoy Graduation Recital

June 16, 2018 @ 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 Juliet McComas Daniel Shin and Rebecca Portnoy perform a joint graduation recital. Featuring solo and duo piano works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Muczynski, Ravel, and Gavrilin. Reception to follow.

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Community Music Center: The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: A Stravinsky Birthday Concert!

June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Fête Concerts celebrates the Birthday of Igor Stravinsky! Igor Stravinsky was one the most influential composers in the 20th Century. His music was rooted in classical tradition and Russian folk music and was inspired by the experimental visual and performing arts permeating Europe during his life. Stravinsky’s collaborations with the top dancers, painters, and musicians like Nijinsky, Diaghilev, and Picasso produced some of the most shocking and talked-about works of all time. Performers: Paul Dab, piano Abigail Shiman, violin Anne…

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Community Music Center: CMC Chamber Music Camp

June 29, 2018 @ 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 CMC’s Chamber Music Camp perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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July 2018

Community Music Center: The Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble

July 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Members of the Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble perform a selection of arias and art songs. Additional program details TBA.

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Community Music Center: The Bootlegger’s Ball Swing Dance

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ann Mony and friends host this monthly swing dance event featuring live music.

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

July 22, 2018 @ 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: KFJC Outsound presents 17th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
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KREation Ensemble featuring Marilyn Crispell, Bobby Bradford's Brass 'n' Bass, Dire Wolves, Xambuca, CDP, Rubber City, Ralph Carney Memorial Ensemble, SO AR, Pet the Tiger Inventors Collective, Tim Thompson, Touch the Gear Expo, The San Francisco debut of "The Breath Courses Through Us", a film by Alan Roth featuring performance and interviews with the New York Art Quartet Web Links: Summit Site - http://outsound.org/summit/ EVENTS Sunday July 22 - Touch the Gear Expo 5:00pm Monday July 23 - "The Breath…

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Community Music Center: CMC Summer 2018 Student Recital

July 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CMC students of all ages perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.

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August 2018

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

August 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Luna Alonso 7:00 pm – 9:30pm CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music) The Mission Arts​ and Performance Project is a…

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Community Music Center: The 7th Annual Liberty Street Salon: Classical Cabaret

August 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for the 7th Annual Liberty Street Salon classical cabaret performance. Last year we outgrew our home with Mavis and Carole and moved our musical and gustatory celebration to The Community Music Center at 544 Capp Street in San Francisco. We will be returning to the Community Music Center Concert Hall again this year. Come out and enjoy music from Bach to Berlin and beyond. Entrance is free. You are welcome to make a love offering in support…

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