Community Music Center’s Centennial Gala Makes Headlines

February 28, 2022
San Francisco Examiner
James Ambroff-Tahan
Community Music Center celebrates 100 years with a concert on steroids

February 28, 2022
San Francisco Chronicle Datebook Pick
Tony Bravo
Community Music Center’s Centennial Gala

April 8, 2022
Nob Hill Gazette
Catherine Bigelow
Parties: Centennial Sounds

San Francisco’s leading performers, arts leaders and educators came together Wednesday, March 2 at San Francisco’s historic Julia Morgan Ballroom, to celebrate the Community Music Center’s centennial and honor Roselyne Chroman Swig, Betty Wong, Shirley Wong-Frentzel and Cecilia Peña-Govea (La Doña) with the Gertrude Field Community Impact Awards. Gala Chair Sharon Seto, Centennial Chair Fred Levin and Honorary Chair Ellen Magnin Newman and committee members produced an evening-to remember featuring dinner and performances by some of the Bay Area’s leading artistsin celebration of CMC’s historic legacy providing a century of music for everyone as it looks forward to the next century of arts access supporting CMC’s mission to make high-quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of financial means.

Featured guests artists: Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones; tenor Pene Pati and soprano Amina EdrisAlexander String Quartet, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and composer-pianist Jake Heggie, percussionist John Santos, guitarist Jason Vieaux and jazz and cabaret singer Paula WestRenel Brooks-Moon sparkled as Master of Ceremonies alongside Greg Quiroga, auctioneer. Click here for more information about the gala guest artists.