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 Community Impact Award in recognition for her international artistry, and her dedication to the arts and to music education in our community.
6:00-7:00 pm-VIP reception with Frederica von Stade, Joyce DiDonato, and Jake Heggie
6:30-9:30 pm-Wine and hors d’oeuvres, banquet dinner, performances by CMC students, CMC faculty, and a special performance by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer, pianist Jake Heggie.
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 on the moral principle embodied in each pillar, becoming a narrative coloring in which musical renditions are designed like tile-work tessellations and shape-shifting kaleidoscopes.
Dauh Tukad, by Wayne Vitale. Work-in-progress premiere
Dauh Tukad (“West of the River”) for piano, marimba, electronic keyboards, tubular bells, percussion, and Balinese gongs, explores multiple metric cycles, each of which expand and contract in their own ways. Their interactions spark other musical events: splashes of color, bells-like sounds, ringing gongs.
Students of Whitney Nicole and Songbird Studios perform in recital. Additional info at http://songbirdsf.com
Students enrolled in CMC’s Chamber Music program perform in small ensembles. Additional program details TBA. The groups are directed by Rachel Condry.
CMC instructors Maestro and Nola Curtis present an instrumental and vocal workshop featuring their CMC vocal and piano students. Additional program details TBA.
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
This Brazilian Music clinic will be taught by Ami Molinelli
The workshop is geared toward beginning and intermediate players and will focus on technique, rhythm, history, style, culture, evolution and more! We will learn a modern approach to playing Brazilian rhythms such as choro, samba, partido alto, northeastern baião and break down the technique for this instrument.
8-10 Pandeiros will be provided by the instructor as well as other small percussion.
$20, no one turned away for lack of funds. You may RSVP to SSherman@sfcmc.org Payment will be made on the day of the event (cash or check only)
Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion. She co-leads the Brazilian and Jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano with two albums to their credit: “Simplicidade – Live at Yoshi’s” and “Viajando em Choro e Jazz.” Grupo Falso Baiano have been featured on NPR’s the California Report, Radio Latina and Pandora LIVE!
Ami’s percussion curriculum has been used and published in clinics and education workshops including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The San Francisco Jazz Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Music in Schools Today, Young Audiences of Northern California, UFBA Ouro Preto, Brasil, HeadStart (San Mateo County), Los Angeles Music Academy, Los Angeles Music Center, California Brazil Camp, Jazz Camp West, etc. Currently Ami is a music integration and curriculum specialist with organizations such as The San Francisco Jazz Center, Living Jazz and San Francisco Unified School District.
CANCELLED – CMC piano faculty member Bruce Loeb presents a silent film lecture with a screening of Charlie Chaplin in A DOG’S LIFE (1919). – CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled-we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please check our events calendar later in the year for re-scheduling information for this event.