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 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.
Calling our community of students, alumni, faculty, supporters, and guest artists! Field Day is CMC’s second annual open house and performathon. A performathon is similar to a fundraising walk, but instead of walking, participants perform in order to raise money for scholarships at Community Music Center. Look for guest artist performances throughout the day, as well as free workshops, lesson demos, an instrument petting zoo, and lots more. We will bring the CMC community together at our Mission District Branch to celebrate our beloved institution and the visionary founder behind it, Gertrude Field. We’ll also raise money for scholarships at Community Music Center that ensure that everyone has access to a high quality music education.
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.