I have already written two articles about events at the Capp Street Concert Hall of the Community Music Center (CMC) branch in the Mission to launch the new season. I therefore feel it important to report to those who were thinking about attending the free master class that pianist Emanuel Ax will give to four promising CMC students has now been “sold out” (i.e. all reservations have been allocated). If any reservations become available, because they have been returned by those holding them, CMC will post this information to the Eventbrite page created for this event after September 6.
On a more positive note (along with a weak attempt at a pun) the program for Victoria Young’s free recital on September 15 to launch the new Emerging Young Artist Spotlight series at CMC has now been announced. Young has prepared five selections that will span music history from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth. Program specifics are as follows:
- Johann Sebastian Bach, partita in E minor (the sixth), BWV 830
- Ludwig van Beethoven, sonata in D minor (“Tempest”), Opus 31, Number 2
- Isaac Albéniz, “Fête-dieu à Seville,” the third piece in the first book of Iberia
- Frédéric Chopin, nocturne in C minor, Opus 48, Number 1
- Franz Liszt, sixth Hungarian rhapsody
However, the new season will begin “officially” this weekend with a recital on Sunday afternoon bringing together trumpeter Dave Scott with pianist Dan Zemelman. This program open with classical compositions by German composer and trumpeter Oskar Böhme and French composer Jean Françaix followed by original jazz pieces by Scott. Scott teaches both Trumpet and Jazz Improvisation at CMC, and Zemelman is also a skilled jazz improviser.
This first event of the new season will take place on Sunday, August 25, in the CMC Capp Street Concert Hall at 544 Capp Street in the Mission. It will begin at 2 p.m. It will be free and open to the general public.