Sunday, September 30, 2018

CMC Mission Milonga 2nd Anniversary Gala! HISTORIC LIVE MUSIC PENA with special guests HERNAN REINAUDO & SCOTT O’DAY (guitars) and MAXI COPELLO & RAQUEL MAKOW (dance)

Saturday October 13, 2018
from 8pm-12am

This evening is dedicated to Roberto Traina (1931-2017), beloved SF Bay Area Tango singer.




CMC facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/483929225438363/
TangoRevolution facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10161028862295080&id=401457740079

Join us to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the monthly CMC Mission Milonga with a very special historic event! For the first time ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, guitarists Hernan Reinaudo (Buenos Aires) and Scott O'Day (Oakland) will host a live Peña.
Tango singers throughout the Bay Area have been invited to take part in what is a historic moment, the first of ongoing public re-creations of the classic peñas of Spain and South America, right here in San Francisco.
A peña is a meeting place of a group of musicians. In Buenos Aires, it is commonly associated with singers and guitarists coming together to share in a particular form of tango called tango canción, or tango song. Commonly heard at peñas are songs made famous by Carlos Gardel, Ignacio Corsini and others. In other words, an exposition of tango music rarely heard at the milonga, but just as vital to its history.

SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level dance class with guest teachers Maxi Copello and Raquel Makow: Essential Close Embrace Sequences.

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Asvin and 2 sets of Live Music Pena with guests Hernan Reinaudo (BsAs) and Scott O’Day (Oakland) - guitars and many singers!

Entrance at door: $20 general/$15 seniors & FT students with ID for Live music Milonga only.
Add $5 for pre-Milonga Class.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch on the balcony or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
Please, bring food and beverages to celebrate!
This is a fragrance-free event.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots on Capp St (either side of the Center)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Hernán Reinaudo is one of the most outstanding guitarists of the new generation of tango musicians that has emerged over the last years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has accompanied renowned Argentine singers including Susana Rinaldi, Ariel Ardit, Alberto Podestá, and Soledad Villamil among many others. Reinaudo was awarded the Clarín and nominated twice for the award Carlos Gardel for best tango group. He has performed with 34 Puñaladas and Hugo Rivas Quartet, and has also toured throughout America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. With more than 40 album productions under his belt, Reinaudo and his quintet recently released a new album, Neocriollo, which won first prize in the category Best New Work given by the National Foundation of Arts of Argentina. Since 2014, he has toured the U.S. in concerts, as well as conducted workshops and classes. www.hernanreinaudo.com
Scott O’Day is a local Bay Area favorite for tango music, appearing regularly in concert and at the milonga. He attended La Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda, a tango music school in Buenos Aires, and has performed with several tango groups all around the U.S., Canada, and Argentina to popular acclaim. Currently, O’Day is also the instructor for the Community Music Center Tango Ensemble in San Francisco. www.scottoday.com
Maxi Copello was born breathing Tango. In his childhood he would accompany his father Carlos Copello to the theater, seated in the lighting booth watching each show with awe and admiration. At one point in his life, the curiosity or his genes won him over and Tango became his biggest passion. Since then he has directed and acted in Tango movies and has traveled the world teaching and dancing tango.
Raquel Makow born in San Francisco, California with a father from Buenos Aires and a mother from New York, began dancing at 10 years old. Dance was always something natural and essential in her life. She went on to win international titles in Ballroom competitions and danced in well-known Ballroom shows in different theaters throughout the world. However, it was at the age of 15 that she discovered her true passion in Tango and later on in 2013 that she moved to Buenos Aires to pursue her new dream.
www.maxiraqueltango.com


Thursday, September 6, 2018

CMC MISSION MILONGA An Intimate Tango Salon with Guest Teachers Jonathan Y Olivia

Saturday September 8, 2018
from 8pm-12am

CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/695851204108758/



SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with guest teachers Jonathan Y Olivia: “Dancing on a Tile” www.tangoapilado.com

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Jonathan

Live Music Intermezzo: TBA

Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors & full time students with ID for Class and Milonga
$15 general/$10 seniors & full time students with ID for Milonga only

Please, bring snacks and beverages to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.


Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots on Capp St (either side of the Center)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


Monday, August 6, 2018

A Bay Area week-end with Emilio Solla-Seth Asarnow Duo piano/bandoneon Sat-Sund August 11-12, 2018!


Saturday August 11, 2018
8pm-12am


CMC Mission Milonga presents a TangoJazz piano solo concert by Emilio Solla followed by a FREE Milonga with DJ Israel Lipinsky

8pm–9 pm: This month CMC’s Mission Milonga is proud to present Tango Jazz pianist Emilio Solla in concert. Tickets for this event are $20/Adults and $15 for Full time students and seniors with ID.
9pm-9:15pm Reception in the patio for CD sale and signing.
9:15pm-12am: Argentine Tango social dancing with DJ Israel Lipinsky.
The Milonga is FREE after 9:15pm.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936107649836529/

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

Please bring snacks and refreshments to share.
This is a fragrance-free event.

Hosted by CMC Faculty Sonja Riket 415.661.1852; www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

SF Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St (b/w Mission & So.Van Ness and 20th &21st Str)
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.647.6015 www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lots Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th and 20th&21st)). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


Sunday August 12, 2018
8pm-12am


Tango Revelation Milonga presents: Live Tango music for dancing and listening by Emilio Solla-Seth Asarnow Duo piano/bandoneon

8pm: all level dance lesson with Christopher and Caroline: Connection - Navigation - Breathing
9pm - 12am: Milonga with Live music sets by Emilio Solla/Seth Asarnow Duo piano/bandoneon and DJ Rene Quebec

Tickets are $25 Day of Show / $20 Student & Senior Day of Show / $20 Advance / $17 Student & Senior Advance at www.ashkenaz.com

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778864072161385/

Hosted by Sonja Riket of Intimate Embrace Tango 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.509 www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in mall across the street

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

More info on the artists:

Emilio Solla
Grammy Nominated Argentina born and NY based pianist & composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York. He continued to study composition, arranging, counterpoint, improvisation and conducting in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and New York.

His first band, Apertura, was praised by Astor Piazzolla himself as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene in 1986. Nowadays, with seven CDs as band leader (Fresh Sound Records) and more than forty as arranger/producer, he is considered by peers and critics to be one of the most outstanding and personal voices in this musical stream, a fusion of modern Argentine tango and folk with jazz and other contemporary music styles (generally referred to as “Tango-Jazz”). He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America to raving reviews in many of the most important Jazz houses and Festivals (Bim Huis, Lincoln Center, Marciac, Blue Note, Fasching).

Solla moved to Barcelona in 1996, and to New York in 2006, always in search of personal and artistic growth. Since in New York, he has composed for, arranged for and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Aslan, Cristina Pato and many others, besides performing with his quintet Bien Sur! in town at the Jazz Standard, Dizzie’s and Smalls, featuring saxophonist Chris Cheek. Former members of this band include Donny Mc Caslin and Jeff Ballard. This quintet has released its first CD, Bien Sur! (Fresh Sound, 2010), with special guest Billy Hart, included in the Best of 2010 list by Downbeat Magazine.

He continues to tour Europe with Emilio Solla & Afines, his Barcelona’s based quintet, while working as a free-lance arranger and pianist in different projects in NY. Since November 2010, he is leading a nine piece orchestra, La Inestable de Brooklyn, featuring some of the strongest jazz players in NYC (John Ellis, Ryan Keberle) whose first CD, Second Half (2014) has been Nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. In November 2014 Solla’s first symphonic work had its World Premiere at the Palau de la Musica, during the Barcelona Jazz Festival, with concerts at the Chicago Symphony Hall and Rutgers University in 2015. 2016 will bring him back to Buenos Aires for the Premiere of the orchestral version of his Suite Piazzollana.

He has a long background as educator as well, having taught regularly in different conservatories in Argentina and Spain. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has given clinics in Jazz Composition at Emory University, Bates College, Gotemburg Music School (Sweden), Jazz & Pop Conservatory (Helsinki, Finland)

For more info please visit www.emiliosolla.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms

Seth Asarnow, a native of the Bay Area, has a repertory consisting of hundreds of tangos. He can be heard on recordings that range in style from traditional tango to pop. Mr. Asarnow has both composed film scores and played on film soundtracks, and he works regularly with some of the finest tango dancers in the world. Highlights of his performances include Piazzolla’s Four Seasons with Donald Runnicles and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, as well as concerts with Symphony Silicon Valley, and the Santa Cruz and San Jose chamber orchestras. He recently appeared on NBC's Dancing with the Stars, performing with the cast of the Broadway show Forever Tango. Mr. Asarnow is also the bandoneónist and musical director of the show Tango Adamor, the Los Angeles Tango Festival, and Nora's Tango Week, an annual international conference for the instruction and celebration of tango, now in its sixteenth year in the Bay Area. He also directs and performs often with his Sexteto Tipico, one of the few authentic traditional tango groups in the United States.
Seth Asarnow’s musical influences include Aníbal Troilo, Leopoldo Federico, and Astor Piazzolla, whom he met in 1989. He continues to promote the tango locally, teaching bandoneón and playing both public and private engagements. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m9_SZ3r22k

Monday, July 2, 2018

“The Tango Corner” at Nightgarden Flower Pianos Festival 2018

Saturday July 14, 2018 from 8-11pm

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10160675090735080&id=401457740079

This month we transform our Milonga into a magically lit Nightgarden event with 3 Live Tango Bands as part of the 2018 Flower Pianos in the SF Botanical Garden of Golden Gate Park!

As CMC Faculty, it is a great honor for me to have been invited to organize this special event. Come join me in celebrating my birthday!




Live Music Program of “The Tango Corner” at the Garden of Fragrance:
8:40-9:40pm: Cuarteto Puentes
9:40-10pm: Piano/vocal duo Crystie Schum/Vicky Stewart
10-11pm: Tango no.9

Dancing is encouraged on the surrounding garden paths around the music location (bring comfortable outdoor shoes)
Food and drink is available.

Entrance: $45 - Enjoy 1 Tango themed piano station and 5 other pianos with diverse music throughout 55 acres!
Tickets for Nightgarden events available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nightgarden-piano-tickets-44802793361

The Garden of Fragrance is on the Right side of the Great Meadow in the SF Botanical Garden.
Enter at Main Entrance at 1199 Ninth Avenue (@ Lincoln Way) in Golden Gate Park.

More info on the 12 day Flower Pianos Festival at: : https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/
www.FlowerPiano.com

Hope to see you there!
Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com - www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 2, 2018

CMC MISSION MILONGA: an Intimate Tango Salon with Guest Teachers Felipe & Ayano

Saturday June 9, 2018
from 8pm-12am

CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2029490363968549/
Tango Revolution facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10160516690915080&id=401457740079




SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with guest teachers Felipe & Ayano

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Azriel

9:30pm: Live Music Intermezzo with piano and vocals

Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors & full time students with ID for Class and Milonga
$15 general/$10 seniors & full time students with ID for Milonga only

Please, bring snacks and beverages to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com
www.felipetango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots on Capp St (either side of the Center)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


Thursday, May 3, 2018

CMC Tango Ensemble performs Live at CMC Mission Milonga!

Saturday May 12, 2018
from 8pm-12am



Come join us in this wonderful collaboration of faculty members Scott O’Day and Sonja Riket of CMC’s own Argentine Tango Music and Dance Program!

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2158470617708416/

SCHEDULE:
8-9pm: All level class with CMC Tango Dance faculty Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango music by DJ Scott Boddye
10pm: Live Music by CMC Tango Ensemble under direction of CMC Faculty Scott O’Day

Entrance: FREE!
Donations are greatly appreciated for future live music events!

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.


Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th and 21st&22nd Str)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away



Monday, April 2, 2018

CMC Mission Milonga and Tango Revelation Milonga welcome 2014 World Champion Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo from Buneos Aires, Argentina!

CMC MISSION MILONGA with 2014 World Champion Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo
from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saturday April 14, 2018
from 8pm-12am



Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664234420330638/

SCHEDULE:

8-9:30pm: Workshop with guest teachers Lorena Y Gaston: Enhance your dance with deeper connection and musicality in the pauses and phrasing of different orchestras.
See youtube: https://youtu.be/mpOIiSLAL2w
http://lorenaygaston.wix.com/misitio

9:30pm-12am: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango music by DJ Asvin
Surprise Live music Intermezzo

Entrance:
$30 general/$25 seniors & full time students with ID for workshop AND Milonga
$15 general/$10 seniors & full students with ID for Milonga only

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
This is a fragrance-free event. No cell phone use permitted in the hall.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th and 21st&22nd Str)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


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TANGO REVELATION MILONGA
with 2014 World Champion Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo
from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunday April 15, 2018
from 7:30pm-11:30pm




Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/143401396493782/

SCHEDULE
7:30-9pm: Workshop with Guest Teachers LorenaYGaston: Enhance your dance with deeper connection and musicality in the pauses and phrasing of different orchestras.

9pm-11:30pm: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango music by DJ Ashvin

10pm: Dance performance by LorenaYGaston. See youtube: https://youtu.be/mpOIiSLAL2w
http://lorenaygaston.wix.com/misitio


ENTRANCE:
Advance tickets at Ashkenaz website: $20 workshop only/$10 Milonga only/$25 workshop and Milonga
At door: $20 workshop only/$15 Milonga only/$30 workshop and Milonga


This is a fragrance-free event.
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host a monthly Milonga every 2nd (sometimes 3rd) Sunday of the month.
Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering. It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists. Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.
In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016. With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.
We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being! What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!


Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.5099 – www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in mall across the street

More info on the artists:
Lorena González Cattáneo and Gaston Camejo are originally from Uruguay.
Since 2006 Lorena devoted herself to several dance disciplines such as jazz, belly dance, flamenco, salsa. Her strongest background is the fact that she worked in traditional multicultural tango places or "Casas de tango" in Uruguay, where the past and present of the tango from Montevideo mix and remain intact.
Since 2012 she trained with many Tango masters in Buenos Aires and in 2014 wins the World Tango championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gaston Camejo danced with the National Folkloric Ballet of Uruguay. In 2013 he met Lorena and moves to Buenos Aires. Since 2015 they merged their artistic careers, something they have dreamed of since long ago and begin together to bring the tango around the world.
They constantly strive to accomplish tango that does not just refer to its technical side, but that conveys artistic achievement beyond the movement.

http://lorenaygaston.wix.com/misitio
See youtube: https://youtu.be/mpOIiSLAL2w