Katzenduo, Margaret Fondbertasse and Meghan Dibble (CMC voice faculty), are hosting a Cabaret Cocktail Hour to share stories of the human condition through song at the end of this month, September 29.
No need to purchase tickets ahead of time because we have plenty of room! The performance is free, although donations are certainly welcome.
Come enjoy a glass of wine or sparkling water with us at the San Francisco Community Music Center while we present Gabriel Kahane’s “Craigslistlieder,” some perhaps-not-surprising tales from the internet set to gorgeous lieder-style music.
In addition to Weill & Brecht, Bolcom & Weinstein, Britten & Auden, we will premiere a song by Zach Watkins from his “Collected New Art Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano” called “Epitaph for Fire and Flower” with text by Sylvia Plath. More about Zach can be found at his site, www.zacharymwatkins.com
This program is rated PG-13 for adult content. https://www.katzenduo.com
Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez has become a globally recognized Grammy-nominee with multiple critically-acclaimed releases on Mack Avenue Records since being discovered and produced by the great Quincy Jones. Rodríguez is leading the way for the new wave of Cuban musicians, including past collaborators Ibeyi and Pedrito Martinez, exposing the rich musical history of Cuba to a wider audience. Not only does he infuse his music with jazz and messages of hope for other young immigrants, but aims to incorporate philosophies of improvisation into everyday life. (www.alfredomusic.com)
CMC thanks San Francisco Performances for bringing these world-class artists to our stage for a free community concert.
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 bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District.
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!
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away
Pianist Sebastian Jerez performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.
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.
CMC instructor Maestro Curtis and friends perform. Additional program details TBA.
Eugenia McNaughton, soprano, performs in recital. Additional program details TBA.