“In Full Bloom” Community Music Center’s 2023 Spring Gala

Community Music Center (CMC), in its 101st year, raised critical funds for its mission of music for all with a dazzling gala on the theme “In Full Bloom.” The gala honored Jake Heggie, the world-renowned composer and dear friend of CMC; Catharine Kalin, CMC’s longest-serving board member; and Rebeca Mauleón, Latin jazz pianist, composer, educator, and visionary. Musical performances punctuated the banquet dinner, awards, and scholarship auction. Musical artists included jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin with Marcus Shelby, internationally recognized mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke with Jake Heggie, and a spirited afterparty with The Curtis Family C-notes.

Sandy Walsh-Wilson, Bob Ellis and Fred Levin
Jake Heggie, Frederica von Stade and Sasha Cooke
Marcus Shelby Photography)
Cyrus Chestnut and Tiffany Austin)
Jake Heggie, Julie Rulyak Steinberg and Jack Calhoun
Sharon Litsky and John Sampson
The Curtis Family C-notes