Community Music Center singers, numbering nearly 90, from CMC’s Older Adult Choir Program, New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, Anything Goes Chorus, Coro de Cámara, as well as voice students, faculty, and staff are taking the stage in Gabriel Kahane’s emergency shelter intake form on February 2nd and 3rd at the San Francisco Symphony. The singers will be joined by ABD Production’s Skywatchers singers as the community chorus, singing the penultimate section of Kahane’s oratorio on income inequality and the precarity of housing.
Martha Rodríguez-Salazar, CMC faculty member who teaches voice, flute, and conducts Older Adult Choirs and Coro de Cámara, recruited CMC students for Kahane’s piece. Martha is directing the singers in preparation for their performances.
Led by conductor Edwin Outwater and featuring mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, Gabriel Kahane’s emergency shelter intake form is an unflinching narration of the fear, humiliation, and insurmountable obstacles associated with being unhoused in America. The oratorio’s rich libretto highlights the humanity behind a crisis that affects us all. Conrad Tao opens the program with George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto, a follow-up to Rhapsody in Blue that weaves jazz with classical form and suggests America’s endless capacity for invention and change.
Prior to the concert, three local nonprofits will be in the Davies Symphony Hall lobby to share information about their activities in the homeless services and housing insecurity space: Compass Family Services, HomeRise, and San Francisco SafeHouse. Arrive early to learn more about and support these incredible organizations.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco Symphony is offering the CMC community 25% off of tickets to emergency shelter intake form for all sections excluding Loge, Side Box, Premier Orchestra, and Center Terrace. Use the code CMC25. The promo code must be applied before selecting your seats.