In 2017, PCMF implemented an extensive Community Engagement Initiative that took our musicians into homeless shelters, retirement homes, and community centers in Oakland to perform free concerts. We're happy to be working with many of the same partners again in 2018! Our events lineup:

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  • Thursday, July 26 at Cityteam Oakland, which addresses the needs of people struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Programs include homeless shelter, addiction recovery help, and women's programs.
  • Thursday, July 26 at St. Paul's Towers, a senior living community.
  • Friday, July 27 at St. Mary's Center, which provides essential services to homeless and at-risk seniors and provides schooling to preschoolers living in poverty.
  • Friday, July 27 at The Lake Merritt, a senior living community.


In addition, every year, PCMF presents a concert that introduces our youngest listeners to the world of chamber music - a world of wondrous sounds, vivid imagination, and interactive play.

Check out these amazing photos from our 2016 show: A Young Person's Guide to Chamber Music! Our audience learned why a string quartet is like a basketball team, where the sound of a cello comes from, and how a clarinetist can play for 4 minutes without taking a breath!

Photos: Tina Tallon