CMC Mission Milonga celebrates the Holiday Season, and the International Day of Tango (12/11)

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am
CMC Concert Hall
544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Live Music Intermezzo by Cuarteto Cristal!


8-9pm: All level class with CMC Faculty Sonja Riket or guest teachers TBA

9pm-12am: Milonga with Live Tango music Intermezzo by Cuarteto Cristal: Crystie Schum piano & vocals; Matt Brockwell, piano,;Naomi Kawabata, violin; and Alex Zeyliger, bandoneon
DJ: Alex Zeyliger

FREE Entrance. Donations are greatly appreciated!
Candlelit tables and wine!
This is a fragrance-free event.

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 workshops/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!

About the Musicians:

ALEX ZEYLIGER has been singing and studying music since early age. His passion for Argentine tango dance lead him to the bandoneón, an instrument of German origin that found its way into Argentina and became the soul of the tango music. Alexander leads the Bay Area Community Tango Orchestra, LOFT, and plays bandoneón and sings tangos with Cuarteto Puentes.

MATT BROCKWELL has been playing the piano since the age of four. His passion for tango started with the dance and expanded to include also learning the music. As a pianist he loves Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Gershwin, his explorations of their repertories all helped lay the groundwork for his interest in tango. Matt has been playing tango piano since 2014, first with L.O.F.T. and currently with Cuarteto Puentes.

CRYSTIE SCHUMM fell in love with Tango when taking CMC Faculty Scott O’Day’s CMC Tango Ensemble class in 2017. Since then she has travelled to Buenos Aires to study with many Tango piano masters. Crystie is currently a pianist, vocalist and arranger in La Orquesta Fusion Tango L.O.F.T

NAOMI KAWABATA started playing the violin at an early age. Interested in learning tango music, she started playing with La Orquesta Fusion Tango (LOFT) in 2016 and has been studying tango violin ever since.

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852;

Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away

We would like to thank San Francisco Federal Credit Union for their generous support of this event.