CMC Presents! features outstanding music and educational events such as “Concerts with Conversation” with internationally acclaimed artists (in partnership with SF Performances), concerts by our award-winning faculty, master classes, clinics, and special CMC productions such as our annual Performathon, “Field Day at CMC.”
Vocalist Margaret Gordon performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.
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 and pianist Xavier Davis.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
6:00PM: Exclusive VIP reception with Ruth A. Felt and Regina Carter
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.
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!
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
From Landini to Mozart: Ornamentation as Expression, Meter, and Tempo in Baroque Tonality. Moderated by Shirley Wong-Frentzel, CMC’s Collegium Music Director.
Faculty/Panelists: Christopher Borg, Sin-Tung Chiu, Richard Fey, Johnathan Smucker (with Philharmonia Baroque Chorale), Betty Wong, and Shirley Wong-Frentzel
Guest Panelists: Stephen Schultz (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) and Ed Wilcox
Participants: flute, piano, violin, cello and voice students
The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of four continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence for San Francisco Performances and Directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Alexander String Quartet members include: Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Sandy Wilson, cello.
CMC thanks San Francisco Performances for bringing these world-class artists to our stage for a free community concert.