A Salute to the Joy of Making Music:
Benefitting Scholarships at Community Music Center

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Community Music Center honors Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston at A Salute to the Joy of Making Music, its annual gala. The event, which benefits student scholarships, features two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman, and his son, pianist Peter Stoltzman, as well as Community Music Center students and faculty. KDFC-FM’s Dianne Nicolini will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A VIP reception kicks off the evening at 6 p.m.; the main event, commencing at 6:30 p.m., includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction – performances and live auction will follow.

WHERE: The Venetian Room at The Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street, San Francisco‎)

WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ADMISSION: $250 general admission or $450 VIP; tickets available March 1; to purchase, contact Tamara Bock at (415) 647-6015 x78 or

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Richard and Peter Stoltzman’s program for CMC’s Gala:
Bernstein’s West Side Story
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Brubeck’s In Your Own Sweet Way
Brubeck’s Blue Rondo a la Turk

 Preview our dazzling auction items for bid this evening.


Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman is known as a captivating recitalist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, as well as a prolific recording artist. He gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall and has performed or recorded with numerous major symphonies, at international jazz festivals and with such jazz and pop greats as the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, and Mel Tormé.

Richard Stoltzman with jazz pianist son Peter John will present a delightful mixture of classical and jazz with works by Debussy, Bernstein, Ellington, Monk and Gershwin.

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“The listener was struck – awestruck, even – by Stoltzman’s expressive range, the wide array of musical colors he brings to the music, the varied sounds: seductive, biting, poetic, witty, beautiful, ugly. And when he plays softly, it is a thrilling softness, an intense quietude, a breathtaking diminuendo.”— LOS ANGELES TIMES


The Fairmont Hotel Garage
Powell & California Streets – 1 block away
(415) 772-5223
$65 per evening including tax, $43 for hybrid vehicles
Please note that valet parking is only available to guests of the hotel.

Crocker Garage
1045 California Street between Mason and Taylor – less than 1 block away
(415) 777-4042
$36 per evening

The Masonic Auditorium Garage
1111 California Street between Taylor and Jones – 1 block away
(415) 474-1567
$30 per evening

The Grace Cathedral Parking Garage
1051 Taylor Street between California and Sacramento – 1.5 blocks away
(415) 749-6300
$27 per evening

St. Mary’s Square Garage
433 Kearny between California and Pine – 4 blocks away
(415) 956-8106
$1 per hour after 6pm

You can take a taxi, Uber, etc., or the 1 California bus or the cable car up the hill.

Please note that the garage operators may change rates at any time.