What is exciting about launching such an arts series is that we will be creating a truly inclusive environment, one where Pomeroy Center clients and their non-disabled neighbors will attend high quality live arts events side by side. The series will also provide vocational training, with clients learning to do event setup, ushering, working at will call, selling concessions, and serving as hosts for our community guests.
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
207 Skyline Blvd.
San Francisco CA 94132
Friday, September 22 7.30pm RAMANA VIEIRA
Portuguese Fado ensemble
The most widely recognized music of Portugal, Fado is a passionate, soul-stirring music with soaring vocals and dramatic tales of love, loss and redemption. Legendary fadista Amália Rodrigues popularized Fado in the 20th century, and it is once again enjoying considerable popularity today, thanks to platinum-selling Portuguese singers such as Ana Moura and Mariza. Ramana Vieira, recognized by The New York Times as an American artist at the forefront of the Fado resurgence, brings her own approach to Fado. "Conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation to the music with cello and drums." Vieira’s current Fado ensemble comprises voice, violin, bass, guitar, and percussion.
Friday, November 17 7pm SUSANA Y SU ORQUESTRA ADELANTE
Live Salsa Music & Dancing
This acclaimed salsa band and its dynamic leader will provide an hour of dance instruction, followed by a performance for listening and dancing. Join us!
Sunday, January 7 7.30pm FIVE SPOT JAZZ QUINTET Featuring Mike Greensill
Hailing from Dursley, England, pianist Mike Greensill might be best known in the Bay Area as resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show, "West Coast Live," as well as his role as musical director to vocalist Wesla Whitfield, with whom he's recorded more then twenty albums. He regularly appears with the best Bay Area players and tours nationally. Five Spot’s roster is rounded out by four superlative collaborators: Charlie McCarthy on tenor saxophone and flute; Joe Cohen on alto saxophone; John Clark on bass; and Jack Dorsey on drums.
Friday, June 15 7.30pm KITKA
Eastern European Vocal
Now celebrating its 39th season, Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian women’s vocal traditions, Kitka also strives to expand the boundaries of folk song as a living and evolving expressive art form. Kitka’s activities include an Oakland-based home series of concerts and vocal workshops, regional, national, and international touring, programs in the schools, recording, publication, and broadcast projects, master artist residencies, commissioning, original works, community service, and adventuresome collaborations.