Community Music Center’s 95th Anniversary Gala
Honoring the musical legacy of Robert P. Commanday
Featuring a headliner performance by Chanticleer
Please join Community Music Center as we celebrate 95 years of bringing quality music education to all, regardless of age or financial means.
This year, CMC recognizes its founder and honors a musical legacy by presenting the inaugural Gertrude Field Community Impact Award, honoring the musical legacy of Robert P. Commanday, longtime music and dance critic at the San Francisco Chronicle and co-founder of San Francisco Classical Voice.
The event, hosted by KDFC-FM’s Dianne Nicolini, features a special headliner performance by two-time GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer, as well as Community Music Center students and faculty.
An exclusive VIP reception with members of Chanticleer begins the festivities at 6:00PM. The main event at 6:30PM includes a reception and silent auction followed by a banquet dinner, Gertrude Field Community Impact Award presentation, scholarship auction and a spectacular music program.
Silent auction items feature concert and theater tickets, beauty and spa packages, luxury items and a three-night stay in Sonoma’s popular Sea Ranch, among other exciting getaways and recreational experiences. The event is cocktail attire and catered by the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.
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.
For more information please contact Elenka Refsell at (415) 647-6015 x 78 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our media sponsors
Alexander String Quartet
American Bach Soloists
Senator Barbara Boxer
Supervisor David Campos
Assemblymember David Chiu
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Timothy and Virginia Foo
Mayor Edwin Lee
Senator Mark Leno
Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston
Garrick Ohlsson and Bob Guter
Helen Hilton Raiser
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Joshua Robison and Michael Tilson Thomas
Assemblymember Phil Ting
Frederica von Stade