Come and listen to fun Latin music performed by Community Music Center’s youth Latin music ensemble. Performance takes place on the Carnival stage on Harrison and 17th Streets in San Francisco.
CMC piano instructor Elyse Weakley presents her students in recital. Additional program details TBA.
CMC piano instructor Betty Wong hosts this annual event featuring a selection of outstanding CMC students. Additional program details TBA.
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.