For Adults: 3:00-4:00pm - Jazz Jam with Richard Saunders 4:00-5:00pm - Latin Jam with Tregar Otton and Hector Lugo 3:00-4:00pm - Chamber Music Jam with Loretta Taylor 4:00-5:00pm - Tango Ensemble demo class with Scott O'Day
Plus private lesson demos for all ages and other musical experiences! View event page
This fall, San Francisco Opera will offer a four-class experience of how operas are created:
San Francisco Opera Overture Workshops for Adults Are you curious about opera? Want to learn more? Explore how operas are created and go behind the scenes with San Francisco Opera in four interactive workshops.
This series of workshops will be taking place twice this fall, once in San Francisco and once in the East Bay: Mondays, September 21–October 12, 7–9pm Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House and Mondays, October 19-November 9, 7-9pm Saint Mary’s College, Moraga 4–class package: $80. More info
CMC faculty and students at Flower Piano event at SF Botanical Gardens
Many people in CMC's community were drawn to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens to play one of the twelve pianos planted there by Sunset Piano in July. The event, entitled Flower Piano, was a combination of scheduled performances and time for passers-by to sit down and play if they felt inspired to. Since then, we've been hearing from CMC piano faculty members about the many moments of joy and curiosity sparked in the gardens during that time. CMC's Marissa Balonon-Rosen, Allison Lovejoy, Erik Walker, and Joe Willcockson participated. Here are a few photos and video from them to give you a glimpse of Flower Piano.
The mission of Community Music Center is to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of financial means. Learn more at www.sfcmc.org.
I think that all books on music meditate on how to live, and certainly The Late Starters Orchestra debates the qualities of a well-lived life and the discipline which music demands: “When he was ninety-one, Casals was...asked, ‘Maestro, why do you continue to practice?’ Casals replied, ‘Because I am making progress.’