Concerts & Events
The City College Music Department as well as the Concert & Lecture Series Department present a wide range of events throughout the school year, including class recitals to full-scale Gala events.
- National as well as International artists have appeared at the College's Diego Rivera Theater along with members of the CCSF faculty and students.
- The CCSF Theater Arts Department continues its grand tradition of musicals here at the College, with a new production each Fall and Spring semesters.
- In addition, the CCSF World Music Club presents spectacular showcase concerts each semester, introducing audiences to the music and dance of diverse world cultures.
Spring 2015 Concert Schedule
Concert and Lecture Series and World Music Club present:
What: Maikaze Daiko and Friends
When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 7 pm
Where: Diego Rivera Theatre, CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave at Judson
Maikaze Daiko and Friends will showcase their unique expression on the rich world of taiko drumming today. Their performances focus on innovative arrangements, precision taiko playing and creative use of movement and space. Maikaze Daiko is a San Francisco-based performance ensemble and taiko school.
Persons requiring disability-related accommodations for this event should contact Disabled Students
Programs and Services at (415) 452-5481. Please allow for 72 hours advance notice.
Concert and Lectures and Music Dept. present:
Event: T’ai Chi Chih Training for the Mind-Body and Voice Class
with International Trainer and Guide, Sandy McAlister
When: Saturday, 04/11/15, 10:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, 05/09/15, 10:00-4:00 pm
Where: CCSF, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St. at 22nd St., Room 109
Pre-register with Judy Hubbell in one of her classes. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All levels are welcome. Please bring a bag lunch and a bottle water. Come early, and be ready to move at 10:00 am. We will have a break from 12:00 - 1pm.
Concert and Lecture Series and CCSF Music Department present
Event: The 2015 Spring Jazz Concert featuring guest artist Sandra Poindexter
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8 pm
Where: Diego Rivera Theatre
CCSF, Ocean Campus
50 Phelan Ave at Judson
Voice students of Helen Dilworth
Events: Bistro Ballads
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Where: Melanio’s Bistro, 1314 Ocean Ave., SF
Refreshments for purchase
Woodwind students of Charlie McCarthy: Woodwind Concert
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1 pm
Where: Creative Arts Building, #A132
Upcoming Performances by woodwind Faculty member Charles McCarthy:
4/23/15 with the Don Alberts Quarter at the Tuile House (S.F.)
4/29-5/3/15 with Michael Feinstein at the Nikko Hotel (S.F.)
5/28/15 with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga at the Concord Pavilion
CCSF Masterworks Chorale, conducted by Music Faculty, Michael Shahani
Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 11:30am
Pierre Coste Room, Statler Wing
Will perform sections of the Faure Requiem, one or two madrigals, and some spirituals including “Ain’t Got Time To Die,” “Down By The Riverside,” “There Is A Balm In Gilead” and “Hold On.”
“Main Street Souvenirs”
Scott Kirby, pianist
April 23, 2015, 11am-12:30 PM
CCSF Creative Arts Building, #A133 * FREE!
Scott Kirby, famous ragtime pianist, will perform “Main Street Souvenirs”. This is a multi-media stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative, and the music throughout, and will consist of Kirby’s original artwork, his video footage, his photography, and archival photos.
Legally Blonde The Musical, Diego Rivera Theatre, CCSF
Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18, at 8pm
Sunday, April 19 at 2pm
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25 at 8pm
Sunday, April 26 at 2pm
Diego Rivera Theatre, CCSF Ocean Campus
Admission: $15 General Admission * $10 Students, Seniors, & TBA Members
Tickets also available at Brownpapertickets.com
For more info: www.ccsf.edu/theatrearts
For disability-related accommodation contact the District ADA Coordinator 415241-2294
Directed/Choreographed by Deborah Shaw
Musical Direction by Michael Shahani
Island City Opera Il Tabarro by Puccini and Il Signor Bruschino by Rossini
March 6 and 13 at 7:30pm and March 8 and 15 at 2pm
Elks Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA
5th Annual Cartoon Jazz Septet House Concert
Sun., Feb 22nd, 2:30-4:30pm
662 Kenwyn Road, Oakland, CA
The Cartoon Jazz Septet will premiere several original works by Professor Lenny Carlson along with works by Raymond Scott, Frederick Chopin, King Oliver, and other notable composers. For further info please visit cartoonjazzorchestra.com.
Thursday, February 26, 11am in A133, Ocean Campus - FREE!
Share in the rich legacy of the Negro Spiritual, the transformative folk song created by African American slaves that empowered them - and others - to endure and to transcend tremendous pain and suffering. Hear some - sing some - feel some! The public is invited. For more info, please phone Dr. Helen Dilworth - 415-239-3485.
Previous Events at CCSF:
Alumni Recital, FREE Admission
Fri., Sept 19th, Creative Arts Bldg Room 133, 7:30pm
Oliver Chan performing:
- Bach – Toccata in G minor
- Schubert – Wanderer Fantasy
- Liszt – Ballade No. 2
- Liszt – Reminiscences de Don Juan
w/ Vocal artists Lulu Hung, Soprano, and Catherine Tse, Mezzo-Soprano
CCSF Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus, FREE
Sat., Sept 20th, Embarcadero Plaza, 4pm
The CCSF Guitar Ensemble
Students of Larry Ferrara will play solo, duets, trios, and perform as a classical guitar orchestra for the students, faculty and staff.
Where: CCSF Student Union lower Level City Café
When: Monday, October 27th, 1:30-2:30 PM
Voice Recital Week (students of Judy Hubbell)
Where: Arts Building, A133 (except where noted)
When: Tuesday, 10/21, 7-10 PM
Wednesday, 10/22, 2-5 PM
Thursday, 10/23, 2-5 PM @ Mission Campus, Rm. 109
Thursday, 10/23, 7-10 PM
Master Class in Voice and Opera w/ Evelyn Mandac
Wednesday, November 12th, 2-5pm, Arts Rm 133 - FREE!
Renouned opera singer Evelyn Mandac will present a master class in
operatic vocal techniques, and students of the CCSF fall voice classes
will perform and receive inspiring feedback from Ms. Mandac.
32nd Annual Scott Joplin Birthday Ragtime Concert
When: Tuesday, November 25th, 11am-12pm, Arts Rm 133
Featuring faculty and student performances of classic ragtime repertoire as well as related works and original compositions.
The Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus
The CCSF Labor Heritage Chorus will present its performance piece about the History of May Day, the HayMarket Massacre and the 8 Hour Day Movement.
Thursday, November 20 at 7pm
The Redwoods, Mill Valley
Also, the Chorus will close the program at "Funktion" at CCSF's Mission Campus on Saturday, November 22, from 11:40am to 12:00pm.
Saxophonist and CCSF Woodwind Instructor Charlie McCarthy will be appearing at several jazz performances:
Saturday, November 8th w/ Jamie Davis at the Napa Westin
Saturday, November 24th w/ Ray Brown Big Band at Cabrillo College
Saturday, November 29th w/ Ray Scott Jazz Quartet at Bird & Becket in SF
Sunday, December 7th w/ Michael Feinstein at Davies Symphony Hall
December 15-17 w/ The Colors of Xmas with the SF Symphony
Thursdays w/ The B3 band at the Club Deluxe in SF most Thursdays.
FREE December Concerts!
Friday, Dec. 5th, 10-11 A.M. The CCSF Gospel Choir directed by Charles Hudspeth, since 1982, will perform in celebration of Professor Hudspeth’s retirement.
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 8 P.M. First Church, Van Ness/Sacramento, SF. Come and hear CCSF Guitar Instructor, Lawrence Ferrara, soloist and ensemble director for the annual Holiday Guitar Ensemble Concert
Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2:00 P.M., at The National Shrine
of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., between Columbus Ave.
& Grant Ave. WINTER CONCERT, performed by City College
Masterworks Chorale, directed by faculty, Dr. Michael Shahani. Works
to be performed include Vivaldi’s Magnificat and music by William
Billings, Benjamin Britten, and Randall Thompson.
Monday, Dec. 8th, 1:30 P.M., CCSF Campus Student Union, City Café Level
A guitar orchestra in music for multiple guitars directed by CCSF
Music Instructor, Lawrence Ferrara. Ensemble performances of music
from the Renaissance, Baroque, and holiday favorites such as
Pachelbel’s Canon, Carol of the Bells and Greensleeves.
Tuesday, December 9th, 8 P.M. at the Diego Rivera Theatre on Ocean Campus. The CCSF Advanced Jazz Band & Jazz/Rock Improvisation Ensembles, directed by David Hardiman Jr., will perform with special guest artist, nationally acclaimed jazz drummer, Carl Allen.
Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 7:30 P.M. at Caffe D’Melanio, 1314 Ocean Ave., S.F. 94112
December Songs Concert by CCSF voice students of Helen Dilworth. Public is invited! Admission is free, food and beverages are available for purchase.
Friday , Dec. 12th, 6-9pm, A133, the Labor Heritage Choir concert by students of Pat Wynne. Potluck at 6:30, Performance at 7pm
Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 8 P.M., A132
The CCSF Charanga Orchestra ensemble, directed by Anthony Blea, will perform Cuban rhythms in their winter concert.
Monday, Dec. 15th, 1:00 P.M., A133 Winter WoodWind Concert by student of Charlie McCarthy’s MUS 7W/17. Works to be performed include compositions by Mozart, Bach, and traditional music for the season.
Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 7-10 P.M., A133 Winter Voice Recital by CCSF voice students of Judy Hubbell
Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 2-5 P.M., A133 Winter Voice Recital by CCSF voice students of Judy Hubbell
Thursday, Dec., 18th, 2-5 P.M., A133 Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St., Room 109. Winter Voice Recital by CCSF voice students of Judy Hubbell
Thursday, Dec. 18th, 7-10 P.M., A133 Winter Voice Recital by CCSF voice students of Judy Hubbell