(Re)Imagine: LIVE with Cava Menzies

May 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CMC Concert Hall
544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Community Music Center, celebrating 100 years, presents a live event with lead artist Cava Menzies and musical collaborators as part of (Re)Imagine: 100 Works from Cava Menzies and CMC.

Hosted and facilitated by Sylvia Sherman, CMC Program Director, the audience will get an inside look at this ambitious CMC centennial commission that reimagines musical community and collaboration. Cava Menzies will discuss the origins of the project which was born during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic and became the inspiration for a CMC centennial commission. Cava will talk about her work as a resident artist using her innovative and equitable artistic framework with the CMC Young Musicians Program students, who produced 50 of 100 works in the project. YMP students and faculty will share stories about creating collaborative compositions with accompanying video highlights and live performances of select works. A special live collaboration will take place with Cava Menzies and a guest artist in which the audience will be invited to offer prompts to create a new composition on the spot.


(Re)Imagine: LIVE!

Saturday May 14, 2022 at 7pm
Capacity is limited, advance registration is required.



About (Re)Imagine:

(Re)Imagine envisions new ways of musical collaboration and community. The CMC young musicians have created rich and varied compositions with the support and mentorship of Menzies and CMC faculty, exploring concepts that include racial division, thankfulness despite loss, homelessness, the Delta variant, increased traffic, lack of parking because of construction, culture in the hallways at school, needing to escape to your imagination, and many others. Some of Menzies’s compostions highlight collaborations with Lisa Forkish, on the theme of bird murmuration patterns and notions of flexibility, community and adaptability; Valerie Troutt, exploring what we consume as a collective and how it impacts our mind, our thinking, and our quality of life; and Justin Ouellet, examining our uncertain time and what it feels like to be patient while waiting for stable footing to emerge.

Learn more about the (Re)Imagine project, sign up to receive emails, and watch previously released compositions here


CMC Concert Hall Health and Safety Regulations:

  • All event attendees 5+ must be vaccinated. Attendees under 5 are not permitted.
  • Wearing a mask at CMC is strongly recommended but not required with the exception of certain higher-risk activities outlined below. We encourage our entire community to continue to wear a mask for the health and safety of our community. We ask you to be considerate of requests from faculty or other students, as some of our community members may share space with or care for immunocompromised individuals.
  • Food and drink may be consumed in the courtyard, but are not permitted inside of the Hall.
  • The maximum capacity of the Hall at this time is 100.
  • Please wash your hands and use hand sanitizer when entering the Hall.

CMC continues to closely monitor information from public health officials regarding public gatherings. Please be aware that events are subject to change to comply with these protocol. Thank you for helping us keep our communities safe!