CMC Faculty Concert: “Cultural Traditions in Diaspora”

 
When:
March 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-03-16T19:00:00-07:00
2019-03-16T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
CMC Concert Hall
544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA
Cost:
$20 suggested donation

 

 

Join CMC faculty for a special Field Day concert featuring CMC faculty from the brass/winds and cultural traditions departments, curated by Miguel Govea and Tregar Otton. The concert is a spectacular achievement in programming and showcases the remarkable talent on the CMC faculty.

The program for “Cultural Traditions in Diaspora” features an array of genres that run the gamut of styles and sensibilities. The common theme in the concert is repertoire that has emerged from cultural diasporas and migrations, such as tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and others.

$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds support tuition assistance at CMC.

 

 

Program:

La Muerte del Angel (Astor Piazzolla, Argentina 1921-1992) blends tango, classical and jazz influences, with an open section for improvised solos.

Jennifer Peringer – piano
Martha Rodriguez Salazar – flute
Rachel Condry – clarinet
Robert Lopez – percussion

Compón Cortito (Eduardo Gamboa, Mexico, b. 1960)

Jennifer Peringer – piano
Martha Rodriguez Salazar – flute
Rachel Condry – clarinet
Robert Lopez – percussion
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax

Butterfly Lovers Song (traditional Chinese melody arr. by Jon Jang)
“The work is inspired (by) Jesse Jackson’s multiple speeches in SF Chinatown during the 1980’s. I symbolically merge the Chinese melody with the feeling of Jackson’s anthem, Country Preacher.” – Jon Jang

Jon Jang – piano
Alex Farrell – double bass
Robert Lopez – drums
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Miguel Govea – valve trombone

Yank Sing Work Song (Jon Jang)
“A southern Chinese Cantonese head that morphs into a Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970s inspired piece. This composition pays tribute to the soulful courage of the Chinese immigrant workers of the Yank Sing Restaurant and sends a powerful message to Trump’s anti-immigrant stance and manic xenophobia.” – Jon Jang

Jon Jang – piano
Alex Farrell – double bass
Robert Lopez – drums
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Miguel Govea – valve trombone

Yo Mambo (Larry Dunn) Contemporary R&B

Larry Dunn – electric guitar
Alex Farrell – bass
Robert Lopez – drums

Till Closing Time (Larry Dunn)

Larry Dunn – electric guitar
Alex Farrell- bass
Robert Lopez – drums
Cecilia Peña-Govea – trumpet
Miguel Govea – trumpet
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax

Scatterbrain (Annelise Zamula): An original jazz composition with two horn parts.

Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Miguel Govea – trumpet
Robert Lopez – drums
Jon Jang – piano
Alex Farrell- bass

Divina (Annelise Zamula): An original jazz ballad.

Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Robert Lopez – drums
Piano – Jon Jang
Alex Farrell – bass

Cuando Se Van (Cecilia Peña-Govea). This transgenre song questions and mourns the effects of gentrification on the cultural landscape of San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. It incorporates Jamaican slave chant and traditional drums, with the production styles of reggaeton.

Cecilia Peña-Govea – voice and trumpet
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Miguel Govea – valve trombone
Larry Dunn – guitar
Jon Jang – piano
Alex Farrell – bass
Robert Lopez – congas
Sergio Duran – percussion

El Rae Sivad (Maestro Curtis)
“This Latin/Bop piece was written as a tribute to my elder and mentor, friend and student of Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis. He also played with Sun Ra. His name is Earle Davis – El Rae Sivad spelled backwards.”

Maestro Curtis – piano
Frankie Curtis – standup bass
Winifred Williams – drums
Juan Escovedo – congas
Rousell White – trumpet
Tim Merritt – saxes

Dos Gardenias (arr. by Tregar Otton) was composed in 1945 by Isolina Carrillo of Cuba. Achieved international fame in 1996 thanks to Omara Portuondo’s recording with the Buena Vista Social Club collective.

Tregar Otton – percussion, violin
Cecilia Peña-Govea – voice, trumpet
Miguel Govea – voice, trumpet
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Larry Dunn – guitar
Jennifer Peringer – piano
Sylvia Sherman- bass
Robert Lopez – congas
Sergio Duran – voice, timbales

Puerto Rico – Composed by Nuyorican salsa pioneer Eddie Palmieri, this Charlie Sepulveda arrangement uses the characteristics of call and response, and improvisation found in all African influenced music. A tribute to the island of great composers and musicians instrumental in the blending of jazz and Latin music.

Miguel Govea – valve trombone, voice
Cecilia Peña-Govea – trumpet, voice
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax
Jennifer Peringer – piano
Alex Farrell – bass
Robert Lopez – congas
Sergio Duran – timbales
Tregar Otton – percussion

 

Field Day Schedule:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Performathon showcases featuring the Young Musicians Program, Heidi Kim’s Violin Recital, Matylda Rotkiewicz/Juliet McComas Piano Recital, and Four-Hand Piano Recital coordinated by Matylda Rotkiewicz)
Free
Performers will be raising money for tuition assistance. Donations are gratefully accepted to support CMC scholarships and programs.

Saturday March 16, 2019, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
CMC Faculty Concert
“Cultural Traditions in Diaspora”
A special Field Day concert featuring CMC faculty from the brass/winds and cultural traditions departments, curated by Miguel Govea and Tregar Otton
$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds support tuition assistance at CMC.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Performathon with performances by CMC students, faculty, staff, and friends
Free
Performers will be raising money for tuition assistance. Donations are gratefully accepted to support CMC scholarships and programs.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Open house with free classes, lesson demos, and the Instrument Petting Zoo.

 

Learn more about Field Day, and how you can participate here.

Performers will be raising money for tuition assistance. Donations are gratefully accepted to support CMC scholarships and programs.