Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon: Masterpieces from Folk Traditions

May 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94109
$25 General Admission / $15 Seniors / $10 Youth (12–18) / kids under 12 are free

The 19th annual Community Music Center Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon presents “Masterpieces from Folk Traditions,” an exploration of works inspired by folk music from many cultures and regions of the world. Each year CMC faculty performers explore the richness and range of the keyboard repertoire through a unique lens in both educational and highly entertaining concerts. This year’s wide-ranging program will reveal how composers continue to draw from the beauty and energy of folk music and transform it to create their own expression. The thread of folk inspiration runs through both classics and new pieces, with selections from Ahn, Albéniz, Bartók, Brahms, Cervantes, Chopin, Dvořák, Esmail, Grainger, Grieg, Jang, Jianzhong, Lecuona, Liszt, Say, Schubert, Turina, and Yannatou.

This year, the event will take place as part of the Old First Concerts, with in-person and online viewing options.

Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon: Masterpieces from Folk Traditions
Sunday, May 7 at 3pm (PDT)

Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109

$25 General Admission / $15 Seniors / $10 Youth (12–18) / Kids under 12 attend free
Livestream broadcast with donation



Featuring performances by CMC Piano Faculty and special guests:

Christopher Basso, Esther Chan, Jacqueline Chew, Lauren Cony, Paul Dab, Maria Rosi Garcia Plaza, Grace Huenemann, Jon Jang, Allison Lovejoy, Tony Martinez, Hadley McCarroll, Erick Peralta, Matylda Rotkiewicz, Betty Wong, and Shirley Wong-Frentzel

With music by:

Jean Ahn, Isaac Albeniz, Béla Bartók, Johannes Brahms, Ignacio Cervantes, Frédéric Chopin, Antonín Dvořák, Reena Esmail, Percy Grainger, Edvard Grieg, Jon Jang, Wang Jianzhong, Ernesto Lecuona, Franz Liszt, Fazil Say, Franz Schubert, Joaquin Turina, and Savina Yannatou.


Watch the livestream here


When Juliet McComas created the first Keyboard Marathon in 2004, she probably didn’t imagine that 2023 would find us still going strong and expanding the musical horizons of performers and listeners. Juliet’s vision continues to grow and flourish thanks to you, our generous donors, and our enthusiastic audiences. We invite you to join us as a donor to help underwrite production costs and performer fees. Contributions received by April 12th will be acknowledged in the printed and online programs, and donors of $50 or more will receive complimentary admission for two. Make a donation to the Keyboard Marathon here