Please join Community Music Center on Monday, May 8 for our annual fundraising gala, A Salute to the Joy of Making Music. This year, we present San Francisco Performances Founder and President-Emeritus Ruth A. Felt with the second annual Gertrude Field Award, in recognition of her dedication to enhance arts and music education in our community.
The event features a headliner performance by world renowned jazz violinist, Regina Carter, accompanied by Xavier Davis.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
6:00PM: Exclusive VIP reception with members of Chanticleer
6:30PM: Reception, dinner, and performance
Full details and tickets at https://www.biddingforgood.com/sfcmc
A Salute to the Joy of Making Music raises funds to support CMC’s mission of providing high quality music education to all people, regardless of their financial means.
The CMC 30th Street Chorus is a choir of older adults from the 30th Street Senior Center directed by award-winning Mexican-born, Mills College-educated flutist and mezzosoprano Martha Rodriguez-Salazar. Singing in Tagalog, English, and Spanish, the chorus celebrates its diverse members with songs from the Philippines, the United States, and Latin America (particularly Mexico), accompanied by Jennifer Peringer on accordion. One of 12 such choirs organized by San Francisco’s Community Music Center and located at partnering senior centers throughout the city, the 30th Street Chorus is tuition free and open to adults over 55. The double bill also features the CMC Veterans Equity Center Older Adult Choir, which is located close to the Yerba Buena Gardens and mainly performs in Tagalog.
Note location: Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Streets
After a very wonderful sing-along during last year’s Flower Piano series, Community Music Center will partner with San Francisco Botanical Garden again this July – this time to celebrate the Summer of Love! CMC older adult choir director Billy Philadelphia will lead a lively sing-along featuring some of the greatest songs of 1967, including “Happy Together” (The Turtles), “Respect” (Aretha Franklin), “Somebody To Love” (Jefferson Airplane) and “All You Need Is Love” (The Beatles). Lyrics and chairs will be provided, and all are welcome!