CMC’s Spring Gala: In Full Bloom

April 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105

CMC’s Spring Gala: In Full Bloom

Monday, April 24, 2023

Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join us for a dazzling evening of music and celebration of CMC’s mission to provide music for everyone. All proceeds support CMC’s mission to make high-quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of financial means.

This year, we will present CMC’s annual Gertrude Field Community Impact Award to three champions of music education: Jake Heggie, the world-renowned composer and dear friend of CMC; Catharine Kalin, CMC’s longest-serving board member; and Rebeca Mauleón, Latin jazz pianist, composer, educator, and visionary.

Enjoy cocktails and fine dining with exceptional music, featuring Tiffany Austin, Sasha Cooke, CMC faculty and students, and more. Dance the night away at a jubilant afterparty with music by “San Francisco’s First Family of Song,” The Curtis Family C-notes! Tiered ticket prices are available to attend all or parts of the evening.

5 pm Cocktail Reception in the Garden Court
6 pm Banquet Dinner and Awards
8 pm Gala concert featuring performances by Tiffany Austin, Sasha Cooke, and more
9:30 pm Afterparty featuring The Curtis Family C-notes

Tiffany Austin, with Carl Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Ashlin Parker, and Marcus Shelby
Sasha Cooke, with Jake Heggie
The Curtis Family C-notes
CMC Faculty and Students

Presenting Sponsor, Diane B. Wilsey
Host Committee Chair, Sharon Litsky
Afterparty C0-Chairs , Lauren Erickson & Kari Lincks Coomans
Auction Chair, Helene Nichele Sims

Learn more about the performers, auction items, and reserve tickets here.


Presenting Sponsor
Diane B. Wilsey

Evening Sponsors
Camilla and George Smith

Concert Sponsors
Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation

Afterparty Sponsors
Thao and Jerome Dodson
Gordon Getty
Marcia and John Goldman
Sharon L. Litsky and John F. Sampson
Roselyne Chroman Swig

Flower Sponsors
Katherine and Roy Bukstein
The MOCA Foundation
Oak Hill Capital Corporation
Oliver & Co.


Event Committee
Sharon Seto, Chair
Kathy Aizawa
Katie Colendich
Nicole Cooper
Pamela Culp
Tim Eischens
Lauren Erickson
Joel Goodrich
Lin Sun-Hoffman, Ph.D., J.D.
Brooke Joseph
Ludmila Kisseleva
Patricia Taylor Lee
Sharon Litsky
Ann Ludwig
Irena Matijas
Trisha Mount
Russell Martinelli
Amanda Sargisson
Yuan Yuan Tan
Diana Whitehead
Diana Wild


Wine Sponsors
Miner Family Winery

Media Sponsors
Nob Hill Gazette
Value Culture

For questions about sponsorship, contact Elenka Refsell at 415-647-6015 x178 or