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.

  • 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.

Fall 2015 Concert Schedule - Coming Soon!

Previous Performances

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

Pre-register with Judy Hubbell in one of her classes. Contact:

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

Admission: Free

Voice students of Helen Dilworth

Events:  Bistro Ballads

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

Where: Melanio’s Bistro, 1314 Ocean Ave., SF

Admission: Free

 Refreshments for purchase

Woodwind students of Charlie McCarthy: Woodwind Concert

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1 pm

Where: Creative Arts Building, #A132

Admission: Free

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

For more info:

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

Spiritual Sing-In

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.


(Fall 2014)

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.

Click here for further details and information

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. 12th6-9pm, 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