CMC will be closed on Sundays for the Summer:
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
CMC will be closed today in observance of Fourth of July. Have a safe holiday!
Join Community Music Center’s Beth Wilmurt (Children’s Chorus and Older Adult Choir conductor) and Cherie Chooljian (piano faculty member) for a lively sing-along at Flower Piano, sponsored by the San Francisco Botanical Garden!
This year’s sing-along “I Love a Piano: Songs for, About, Around, On, and Featuring a Piano” will have sing-along crowd-pleasers by popular artists such as the Beatles (Let it Be), Billy Joel (Piano Man), Carole King (You’ve Got a Friend), Bill Withers (Lean on Me), Ray Charles (Georgia, On My Mind), and many more. The selections will span the 1920s to the 1970s with jazz, blues, Broadway, pop, and folk song favorites. With Cherie Chooljian on the keys, the piano will be very prominently featured in the music.
Pre-register at Eventbrite (link coming soon) for the sing-along to receive your songbook (limited supplies available). Songbooks will also be available for download at sfbg.org (link coming soon). Please bring your own chair or blanket for seating. Arrive early to claim a choice spot on the lawn and claim your songbook!
All are welcome!
Pianist Matt Phelps performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.
CMC MISSION MILONGA with Live Music by Cuarteto Puentes celebrates Sonja’s Birthday!
8-9pm: All level class with CMC Tango Dance Faculty Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga Tango social dance with Live music by Cuarteto Puentes – DJ Scott Boddye
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share! This is a fragrance-free event.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance workshops/performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852; www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away
Soprano Sara Frondoni performs selections for voice, piano and oboe. Additional program details TBA.
Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing.
8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class
9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music
Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.
Outsound‘s original public event Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of “gear”–everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity.
Re-registration for Fall Quarter runs July 22–August 3, 2019.
Current students will automatically be re-enrolled at this time and may enroll for group classes or submit request for lesson change. Contact a registrar to re-register or make lesson change requests for for Fall Quarter.
The duo B. Experimental Band (dBxB) is an improvising orchestra co-led by duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and Jason Levis, drums). The new endeavor, launched in December 2018 at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, CA. The 13-member ensemble plays compositions by Levis and Mezzacappa that explore the thrilling boundaries between composed and improvised musical worlds; between avant-garde jazz and contemporary chamber music aesthetics; and between inspiring music of the past and a new musical language emerging from our current place and time.
duo B., the San Francisco Bay Area improvising and composing ensemble of drummer Jason Levis and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, is a musical think tank of grand schemes and impossible scenarios. For more than a dozen years, the ensemble has developed and refined its singular approach to improvisation and composition, through cross disciplinary projects with film, collaborations with improvising instrumentalists at home and abroad, study of repertoire by like-minded composer-improvisers, and immersion in the improvised-composed musical worlds of masters Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, and others. duo B. has released three recordings: the limited edition CD, these things seem natural to us (Evander, 2006); the LP, start this before dawn touches the skyscrapers (Edgetone, 2013); and most recently, No Ins & Outs (Queen Bee, 2017). This year, duo B. is in Ensemble-in- Residence at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, with video artist Charles Woodman.
Social Stutter Quartet:
Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Unlike traditional saxophone quartets, some of the pieces are composed for two altos and two tenors, which leads itself to denser harmonic territory and a uniquely homogenous sound. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another’s creative boundaries.
Q & A at 7:30pm
Concert at 8:15pm