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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Sunday, March 1st – 4:30-6:30 pm
CMC All Stars! A Year of the Ram Showcase with Betty Wong & Friends

cmc_capp_stOn March 1st, Bird & Beckett is proud and pleased to welcome faculty and friends of that august institution, the Community Music Center, with its headquarters on Capp Street in the Mission District and its outpost in the Richmond… offering a musical education to countless San Franciscans of all ages for nine decades-plus!

Once a year, composer/pianist Betty Wong rustles up a cadre of talented teachers and associates of the school to celebrate Chinese New Year at Bird & Beckett with a wide-ranging program.

And this year — the Year of the Ram — is no exception!

You’ll enjoy a unique sampling of music from 2,000 year old ancient harps, the “guqin” and the guzheng,” journey to the land of Genghis Khan, hear poetry by local poet Nellie Wong, cross the globe to sample the works of Rachmaninoff and Grieg, then hear “music for the feet” in the form of Astor Piazzolla’s tango, and finally, dig the sublime jazz of Randy Craig’s Boarthouse quartet.

Come celebrate a music school that’s accessible to all and that vastly enriches the culture of the city we love…


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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