Auction Ends: May 15, 2017 08:00 PM PDT

A Salute to the Joy of Making Music

Join us on Monday, May 8, 2017 for Community Music Center’s annual fundraiser, A Salute to the Joy of Making Music, which supports CMC’s extensive tuition assistance programs.

This year, we honor San Francisco Performances President-Emeritus, Ruth Felt, with the annual Gertrude Field Community Impact Award.

The celebration will include performances by CMC students and faculty and will culminate in an exciting headliner performance by renowned jazz violinist, Regina Carter, accompanied by Xavier Davis.

Honorary Committee

Alexander String Quartet
American Bach Soloists
Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects
Assemblymember David Chiu
Sin-Tung Chiu
Yanek and Mary Chiu
Judith Harding
Jake Heggie
Henry and Carole Klyce
Kronos Quartet
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston
Garrick Ohlsson and Bob Guter
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Joshua Robison and Michael Tilson Thomas
Claudia Campazzo, San Francisco Classical Voice
David Stull, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Performances
Cyrus Ginwala, San Francisco State University School of Music
Steve Shapiro and Ellen Rosenthal
Camilla M. Smith and George Smith, Jr.
Frederica von Stade
Senator Scott Wiener



Live Event Details

Mon May 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco 757 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Add to My Calendar
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Community Music Center’s Annual Spring Gala

May 8, 2017; Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

An evening of music and celebration to benefit the Community Music Center. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction, a music scholarship auction, a banquet dinner, a performance by CMC faculty and students, and an outstanding musical program featuring acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter. There will be an opportunity to play musical instruments in our Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy spectacular views from the Four Seasons’ Veranda Terrace.

Tickets begin at $300. Sponsorships include access to the exclusive VIP reception, premium seating, and visibility on event signage and materials.

Community Music Center’s mission is to make music accessible to people of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our students range in age from one to 90+ years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin Music. Community Music Center has branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city.

For more information, please contact Elenka Refsell, Development Coordinator at or (415) 647-6015 x 78.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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