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Holiday Concerts: La Posarela, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Alexander String Quartet

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  • Robert Armstrong
    Dear All, Please read below for Holiday offerings from our friends and neighbors at Community Music Center. Thanks, Bob Bob Armstrong 926 Esmeralda Ave. San
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2012
      Dear All,
      Please read below for Holiday offerings from our friends and neighbors at Community Music Center.

      Bob Armstrong 926 Esmeralda Ave. San Francisco, CA 94110 Cell: 415-515-8815 Art website: www.bobarmstrongart.com

      Holiday Concerts: La Posarela, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Alexander String Quartet
      November 29, 2012
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      Here come the holidays!

      Make your holiday season special with performances at Community Music Center and around the city.

      Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at CMC's Mission District Branch:

      544 Capp Street
      San Francisco, CA

      (415) 647-6015

      View our full event calendar here: www.sfcmc.org




      The mission of Community Music Center is to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status.
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      posarela2011-webWe're looking forward to this year's production of "La Posarela," which will be performed on December 9 at Mission High School for its largest audience yet. The Alexander String Quartet will join us for a Concert with Conversation on December 14 and CMC faculty member Zac Sellison along with Michael T. Roberts will perform "The Portable Nutcracker," their original arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite for two guitars, on December 21 as part of CMC's free Shenson Faculty Concert Series. These are just a few of the holiday concerts we have ahead - enjoy the season with lots of music!

      Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm
CMC Chamber Music Concert

      Chamber music students of Jennifer Peringer perform a Brahms’ Violin Sonata, a Mozart Piano Trio, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, and trios and quartets by Gurlitt and Telemann.

      Sunday, December 2 at 1:00pm 
      CMC Student Performance Workshop
      Support your fellow students, come have a listen!

      Sunday, December 2 at 4:00pm
      A Winter Celebration
      Take some time out this holiday season to treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon of music at CMC's Mission District Branch. CMC’s Collegium Musicum, directed 
by Shirley Wong Frentzel, presents its 31st annual Winter Celebration, featuring CMC students, faculty and staff presenting music and poetry of the old and 
new world.

      Saturday, December 8 at noon
      CMC’s Comprehensive Musicianship and Inner City Young Musicians Programs Winter Concert

      Sunday, December 9 at 11:30am
      Amahl and the Night Visitors
      Join the Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble for a CMC holiday tradition: a fully-staged production of Menotti’s seasonal opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 


      Sunday, December 9 at 2pm
      La Posarela at Mission High School
      Get into the holiday spirit with “La Posarela!” Community Music Center’s popular Christmas musical blends the Mexican traditions of las Posadas and las Pastorelas with social commentary and humor. The bilingual performance follows Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem in search of “posada” (Spanish for shelter). A mischievous devil tries to prevent them from finding shelter and misleads the three wise men in search for baby Jesus. Two angels with attitude intervene and a light-hearted fight between good and evil unfolds.  Performers include members of CMC’s Latin Music Vocal Workshop, Mission District Young Musicians Program, Coro del Pueblo, Children’s Chorus and Senior Choruses. Join us for a fiesta afterwards with a piñata, atole and tamales! 
      Note location: Mission High School Auditorium, 3750 18th Street (at Dolores)
      Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or at CMC’s Mission District Branch (Cash, Check or Charge). Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Provided there is availability, tickets will go on sale at Mission High School’s box office at 1pm on Sunday, December 9.

      Friday, December 14 at 6:00pm
      A Concert with Conversation 
with Alexander String Quartet 
& Eugene Sor, Cello
      The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of four continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Cellist Eugene Sor is director of the Crowden Center for Music in the Community in Berkeley, resident conductor of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and conductor of the Preparatory Chamber Orchestra at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Thanks to San Francisco Performances for bringing this distinguished ensemble to our concert hall!

      Sunday, December 16 at 4:00pm
      CMC’s String Orchestra Workshop
 in Concert
      Loretta Taylor conducts the workshop’s annual winter concert.


      Friday, December 21 at 8:00pm
      The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: The Portable Nutcracker
      CMC guitar faculty member Zac Selissen and Michael T. Roberts have arranged this holiday suite for two classical guitars. When you distill a monumental work of 80 or 90 instruments down to a mere two, strange and miraculous things occur. There’s no room for anything more than the true essence of the work, so you have to pare all that beauty into its simplest form. What’s more, when an orchestra becomes two guitars, new colors emerge; personalities are transformed. We’ve found a tinge of country in the Chinese Dance, Latin overtones in the stately ‘Waltz of the Flowers,’ even some heavy metal in ‘Mother Goose of the Clowns’ (of all places). It’s still Tchaikovsky, without a doubt. But it’s also something else entirely. This is a special occasion for the duo, their CD-release party!

      Community Music Center Main Branch:
      544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110

      (415) 647-6015 www.sfcmc.org

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