Members of the CMC Solera Singers Older Adult Chor perform in concert.
Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) creates vibrant, intimate arrangements of Hungarian village folk songs, featuring the rich singing traditions of Transylvania, Moldavia, Transdanubia, and other areas of the Carpathian Basin. Led by Zina Bozzay, with the fiery fiddling of Matthew Szemela and Misha Khalikulov’s soulful cello, these striking melodies, unique rhythms, and colorful lyrics are framed with both traditional and original accompaniment. Recipients of numerous grants, Vadalma brings a new face to this beautiful heritage around the US. For more information, visit www.zinabozzay.com/vadalma
.Zina Bozzay – voice, ütőgardon
Matthew Szemela – violin
Misha Khalikulov – cello
This concert is supported by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Community Music Center Shenson series.
About the musicians:
Trained by master folk singers in Hungary, Zina Bozzay has performed at the Táncháztalálkozó, Hungarian Heritage House, and National Theatre in Budapest, and has been a soloist at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Bay Area Hungarian Heritage Festival, the Golden Festival in New York, and the Kárpátok 50th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles.
Praised by the New York Times for his “outrageous fiddling”, Matthew Szemela has toured the US, Europe, and Asia extensively, and appeared with artists as diverse as Sting, Susan Sarandon, Beyoncé Knowles, and Olivia Newton John.
Cellist Misha Khalikulov, originally from Uzbekistan and raised in San Francisco, has toured 27 countries with his passionate, dynamic performances.
Students of CMC French Horn instructor Monika Warchol perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.
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!
Students of CMC instructor Paula Dryer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.
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 ages are welcome!
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852