Join us in celebrating CMC’s mission of music for everyone at our Spring Gala featuring honoree Frederica von Stade, and a special performance by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer and pianist Jake Heggie!
Enjoy a cocktail reception with CMC faculty performances, a seasonally-inspired banquet dinner and program emceed by KDFC host Dianne Nicolini featuring performances by CMC students.
Every dollar raised supports CMC’s mission to make high quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means.
Frederica von Stade, renowned mezzo-soprano will be presented with the Gertrude Field Community Impact Award in recognition of both her international artistry and dedication to the arts and to music education in our community.
Ticketing now open. TICKETS
6:00-7:00 pm-VIP reception with Frederica von Stade, Joyce DiDonato, and Jake Heggie
6:30-9:30 pm-Wine and hors d’oeuvres, banquet dinner, performances by CMC students, CMC faculty, and a special performance by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer, pianist Jake Heggie.
GALA HONORARY COMMITTEE
Alexander String Quartet
Jan and James Buckley
Claudia Campazzo, San Francisco Classical Voice
Yanek and Mary Chiu
Lloyd and Janet Cluff
Interim Mayor Mark Farrell
Alexander Katsman, Livermore Valley Opera
Jean Kellogg, Merola Opera Program
Henry and Carole Klyce
Patricia Taylor Lee and Richard Lee
Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation
René Mandel, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Garrick Ohlsson and Bob Guter
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Jeff Phillips, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Steve Shapiro and Ellen Rosenthal
Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera
Senator Scott Wiener
Diane B. Wilsey
Calling our community of students, alumni, faculty, supporters, and guest artists! Field Day is CMC’s second annual open house and performathon, raising money for scholarships and celebrating our beloved institution and the visionary founder behind it, Gertrude Field.
Registration for the performathon officially opens January 7th, but it’s never too early to start planning your performance!
Ways to participate in the performathon:
1. Perform solo or with an ensemble.
(Ensembles can be CMC classes, pick up groups formed for the day or your own group!) Musicians of all levels are encouraged to take part in the performathon!
2. Not ready to perform?
More of a music appreciator than a musician? Sign up as a “Virtual Performer” to raise money for CMC.
3. Join the audience and come to the open house!
Cheer on your friends, family, fellow music lovers at the performathon. Enjoy free demo lessons and classes at the open house.
Thank you to our generous sponsor Sheet Music Plus!
CMC and Mission Milonga producer Sonja Riket thank San Francisco Federal Credit Union for the generous sponsorship of the CMC Mission Milonga 1st Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The anniversary event featured Grammy-nominated Emilio Solla TribuTango and a dance class and performance by 2017 US Tango champions Michael and Ana Thomas. It was an amazing evening! The CMC Mission Milonga happens every second Saturday of the month in the CMC concert hall. Community Music Center 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. The Milonga series includes live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Read a review of the CMC Mission Milonga series in SF Loves Tango.
Mark your calendars! Community Music Center’s spring gala is coming. It’s going to be a star-studded affair at the Four Seasons Hotel with a VIP reception, a three-course dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, and an wealth of community spirit. This year the honoree is one of the most beloved musical figures of our time: Frederica von Stade. She will be awarded CMC’s Gertrude Field Community Impact Award.
A Salute to the Joy of Making Music raises funds to support CMC’s mission to make high quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means.
CMC’s annual fundraising gala, A Salute to the Joy of Making Music was a wonderful evening of community, stellar performances and support for continuing our founder Gertrude Field’s vision of a quality music education for all. CMC honored San Francisco Performances President Emeritus, Ruth Felt, with the second annual Gertrude Field Community Impact Award. This school year, CMC will offer nearly $2M in tuition assistance to its students. We can’t do this without the support of our donors, so please give yourselves a round of applause!
We had more than 70 performances by nearly 200 performers over the course of the six-hour event. What a day to remember!
Thanks to your help, Field Day at CMC raised more than $23,000 to support CMC’s mission to make high quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means.
This memorable evening was our most successful gala ever, raising more than $100,000 in support of tuition assistance at CMC. In recognition of our founder, Gertrude Field’s 95-year legacy to San Francisco, Community Music Center inaugurated the annual Gertrude Field Community Impact Award, an honor that recognizes a community member who has provided outstanding leadership in music, service, and outreach. Our first award was presented to the late Robert Commanday, esteemed music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Classical Voice, and gifted choral conductor.