Pianist Sebastian Jerez performs selections for 4 handed and solo piano. Additional performance 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.
Students enrolled in CMC’s Children’s Chorus perform a selection of songs from around the world. The chorus is directed by Beth Wilmurt, with piano accompaniment by John Kyrk. Additional program details TBA.
Students of private piano instructor Nicole Faghihi perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.
Come to the public hearing for CMC’s Campus Expansion! (The hearing was rescheduled from 11/14)
Public Hearing at City Hall
San Francisco Planning Commission
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm*
*We’ll share a more specific time for the hearing around 11/14.
SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400
*To sign up for updates, email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMC’s campus expansion = MORE music for everyone!
Please come out to support CMC at the SF Planning Commission.
CMC’s campus expansion project will renovate the building at 552 Capp Street next door to its Mission District Branch to provide more space for lessons and classes, improved space with seismic and technological upgrades, and accessible space to better serve communities of all physical abilities. This expansion brings important benefits to the neighborhood, greatly enhancing CMC’s ability to provide tuition-free programs and launch new programs that address critical community needs.
The free Concert with Conversation series features world-class musicians performing in the CMC concert hall. Each short concert is followed by a Q & A session, where the audience can learn about the lives, hard-work, and inspiration of these artists.
The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses worldwide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground.
RSVP online here. Seating is first come, first served. RSVP does not guarantee seating. There will be space for walk-up patrons without tickets.
CMC thanks San Francisco Performances for making these concerts free for our community.
Goat Hall productions presents their 19th annual Fresh Voices Festival of new music titled – “Sometimes a Scream is Better than a Thesis.” This performance features new works by nine bay area composers.
Mark Alburger Ecclesiastes (or the preacher)
Tatev Amiryan Last Lullaby, for the mothers of the Armenian massacres
Josiah Catalan Conscience of a Blackened World (T. S. Eliot)
Allan Crossman Omaha & Surface Swimmer
Kurt Erickson Here, Bullet (Brian Turner)
Mark Alburger “Fire” from The Bald Soprano (Eugene Ionesco)
Jimmy Kachulis Lament for a Lost Child
Helena Michelson This Quilt of Life, a mini-opera
Sheli Nan Selections from Last Stop Café, an oratorio for our time
Zachary M. Watkins Selections from No Exit (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Mark Alburger Poems on Crane (Stephen Crane)
Sarah Benzinger Teressa Foss Mark Alburger
Megan Cullen Heidi Moss Harriet March Page
Meghan Dibble Wayne Wong
Pianists: Allan Crossman, Martha Cooper, Megan Cullen
More info: https://www.goat-hall.org/
CMC piano faculty member Vutu Nyugen performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.
Students enrolled in the CMC String Orchestra, directed by Loretta Taylor, perform in a year- end recital. Additional program details TBA.
Afro-Latin Dance Party with Two Generations
CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program and Cuban Charanga Ensemble
Two generations of CMC ensemble musicians play smokin’ dance music from the Americas in a special December MAPP event!
MDYMP will play music from throughout the Americas including cumbia, música norteña, son, danzón, and cha-cha-chá. CMC’s Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be play a swinging set of Cuban dance music, from danzón to timba.
The evening includes dance lessons and live music
6:30 dance class
7:00 MDYMP Latin youth group
8:15 – 9:30 SFCMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble
Mission District Young Musicians Program is a group of 25 middle and high school youth from the Mission District that plays music from Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Peru, as well as Latin jazz. The Mission District Young Musicians Program is a CMC tuition free program for low-income Mission District youth, in which students receive a half-hour private lesson, gather for weekly classes at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and interact with master guest artists.
Cuban Charanga Ensemble meets on Wednesdays at CMC and plays cha-cha-chá, danzón, guaracha, bolero, son, salsa and other Afro-Cuban dance music in an ensemble setting. Charanga ensembles are known for playing Cuban music with European instruments such as violin and flute in addition to bass, piano, and Afro-Cuban percussion.
MAPP is a familia, a community and a series of arts, music and activist events that has been taking place in the Mission for over 14 years. MAPP is always the first Saturday of the month every two months. MAPP is always free. MAPP will be encompasses over 14 venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, homes all over La Mission. The event features taking common spaces and for one orchestrated beautifully chaotic evening, transforming them into whatever we want: including free live music, spoken word, performance art, film screenings, BBQ’s, garage sales, unorthodox conversations and happenings. MAPP is dedicated to cultivating, building and defending the culture, history, character and community in the Mission District.