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.

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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.


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

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 •
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

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.
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.
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.