at Yoshi’s San Francisco May 14
Vocalist Welsa Whitfield and Pianist Mike Greensill Headline
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 15, 2012) -- On Monday, May 14, Community Music Center (CMC) will a put on a night of entertainment at Yoshi’s San Francisco in support of music education. The music school will celebrate a year of new beginnings, as it welcomed Christopher Borg as Executive Director last fall. Community Music Center’s annual fundraiser, A Salute to the Joy of Making Music, will fund scholarships for low-income youth.
Longtime friends of CMC, Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill will perform selections from The American Songbook; the CMC Children’s Chorus led by Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards nominee Beth Wilmurt will charm the audience with folk songs from around the world, and former Boz Scaggs trumpeter and CMC faculty member Dave Scott’s jazz trio will light up the Yoshi’s Lounge before and after the program. Local monologist and Community Music Center Board Treasurer Paul Sussman will emcee this evening.
Board members Terri Kwiatek and Joseph Schubert will co-chair the event. Host committee members include District 9 Supervisor David Campos, President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Mark Leno.
Party-goers will enjoy wine from La Folia Winery and Yoshi’s award-winning cuisine. There will be many opportunities to both support CMC students and take home great prizes!
Spring for Music Education!
A Salute to the Joy of Making Music
Monday May 14, 2012 from 6 to 9pm
Yoshi’s San Francisco
For more information and to purchase tickets, call (415) 647-6015, x78.
About Community Music Center
Community Music Center is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1921 with the mission of making high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status. CMC is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s largest provider of free and low-cost music classes and concerts. During the 2010-11 school year, 2,420 students of all ages, ethnicities and income levels enrolled in CMC programs and over 18,500 people enjoyed musical performances at no or low cost. Learn more at www.sfcmc.org.
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Community Music Center (CMC) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status.