Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon: Music of the Americas

May 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Now in its 18th year, the Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon celebrates the richness of the piano repertoire through a different thematic lens each year.  “Music of the Americas” will showcase fifteen Community Music Center faculty artists performing nineteen American, Latinx, and African-American composers representing wide-ranging periods and styles. Bay Area composers Jon Jang, Bruce Nalezny, and Betty Wong are featured along with Barber, Bolcom, Bonds, Byron, Cervantes, Dett, Gardel, Gershwin, Ginastera, Glass, Guinga, Lecuona, Piazzola, Ponce, Price, and Villa-Lobos. Come hear your favorites and discover some new ones, as you enjoy a unique look into the vast repertoire of American music!

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: Music of the Americas
Sunday, May 1 at 3pm (PDT)

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

General Admission $25 (limited-capacity seating in-person)
Livestream broadcast with donation

Reserve tickets here


Featuring performances by CMC Piano Faculty and special guests:

Christian Bonvin, Esther Chan, Jaqueline Chew, Marco Diaz, Grace Huenemann, Jon Jang, Allison Lovejoy, Annie Nalezny, Michaela Overall, Erick Peralta, Jennifer Peringer, Matylda Rotkiewicz, Betty Wong, Shirley Wong-Frentzel, and Lilia Zheltova


With music by:

Samuel Barber, William Bolcom, Margaret Bonds, Don Byron, Ignacio Cervantes, Nathaniel Dett, Carlos Gardel, George Gershwin, Alberto Ginastera, Philip Glass, Guinga, Jon Jang, Ernesto Lecuona, Alfredo Le Pera, Bruce Nalezny, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel Ponce, Florence Price, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Betty Wong

Read the program notes here

Health & Safety information: Old First Church requires masks and proof of vaccination for all guests. Find up-to-date health & Safety information on their website here.


Join as a donor to help underwrite production costs and performer fees. Contributions received by April 15th will be acknowledged in the printed and online programs, and donors of $50 or more will receive complimentary admission for two. Please join us as a valued partner in the 18th annual Marathon. Make a contribution online here.