Join CMC students for an end of the quarter concert which showcases all the hard work they’ve put in over the summer. Students of all ages will perform music for a wide range of instruments in a variety of musical styles.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free music from Larry Dunn‘s, CMC guitar faculty member, latest album release Jukebox Novella, as well as a few songs from his earlier releases. He’ll be joined by two esteemed CMC colleagues, Richard Saunders and Erik Pearson, as they play songs wrapped in American roots and delivered from the left coast.
Directed by CMC faculty Loretta Taylor, students enrolled in CMC’s String Orchestra Summer Workshop present an end-of-quarter performance of works in progress.
Finale from Overture to “William Tell” – Gioacchino Rossini
Genial, A Waltz – Ernesto Nazareth
Plink, Plank, Plunk – LeroyAnderson
Music from La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Mozart for Munchkins creates a relaxed, interactive and engaging environment where children and their families can experience and enjoy the wonders of classical music with a hint of jazz and bluegrass. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back, relax and enjoy the concert. While our concert setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to bluegrass and Tchaikovsky to Thelonious Monk, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding repertoire performed by world-class musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Each interactive performance is followed by an “instrument petting zoo” where everyone is welcome to try the instruments and meet the performers!
Co-founders of Mozart for Munchkins, Sara Leila Sherman (piano) and Hilary Castle (violin) are thrilled to be presenting a program inspired by our magnificent natural world! Each piece will have an animal or nature reference from a swan in Saint-Saëns, sunshine in Bach, moonlight in Debussy and a barn animal dance in Barber. Beyond the classical masterpieces, there will be some sing-along favorites as well!
Mozart for Munchkins is happy to offer the CMC community a discount on tickets to this concert. Please use the coupon code MFMCMC at checkout!
CMC Older Adult Choirs from across San Francisco will gather in song at the first annual “Getting There Together: A Celebration of All Ages and Abilities” is presented by CASE (Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly) in partnership with Livable City/Sunday Streets, Department of Aging and Adult Services, Age and Disability Friendly San Francisco, and the Dignity Fund Coalition.
Pianist Sashi Ayyanger performs in recital. Additional program details TBA.
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
We would like to thank San Francisco Federal Credit Union for their generous support of this event.
Family. Music. Fun!
You’re invited to a free community music day for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults.
Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free at CMC Sundays! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends! It’s free!
Highlights include Music for Children, private lessons and class demos, jam sessions, workshops, and more. Don’t miss the crowd-pleasing favorite: Instrument Petting Zoo!
FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
3:00-3:45pm – Music For Children demo (parents welcome!)
MUSIC JAM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Latin Music Jam Session with Tregar Otton
Open to vocalists and instrumentalists (violin, piano, brass and woodwinds, bass, Latin percussion). Come play Latin and Cuban grooves with others and engage in the art of the Jam Session! There will be room for solos and ensemble playing. Sheet music will be provided.
Jazz Jam Session with Max Miller Loran
Play jazz with other musicians, guided by Max Miller Loran who will also share some improv concepts with which participants can experiment. This session gives and idea of the CMC Jazz Ensemble experience and the CMC Jazz Improvisation Group Class and Workshop.
Beatles Music Jam Session with Scott O’Day
Join Scott Feichter, leader of CMC’s Thursday night Beatles Ensemble in recreating the immortal music of the Beatles. Bring your instrument (all are welcome) or voice and channel your inner John, Paul, George, or Ringo in a fun group setting. Sheet music will be provided.
Ukulele Demo Group Class with Sandy Brassard
Bring your ukulele and play in fun group class environment. You’ll be introduced to some favorite tunes to play and sing along. The instructor will provide song sheets with chords. Open to all ages and levels of experience. This class is a free trial of the new Ukulele for Beginners class at CMC on Saturdays, 3:30–5:00pm.
Vocal Performance Practicum
This workshop provides an opportunity to perform a song for fellow singers in an informal setting, and to receive feedback on your performance from faculty. Singers in the practicum will have the opportunity to rework all or part of the piece, and may sing with our provided faculty pianist or self accompany. Interested singers should sign up online HERE.
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.