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    Community Conversations Presents Organ and Cello Concert

    When: Tuesday, 4/13/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC
    Enjoy a unique organ and cello live concert on Zoom with two accomplished Bay Area musicians. Performing are Jonathan Dimmock on organ and Angela Lee on cello. They have performed frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area and have toured as a duo in Europe. Together they serve on the Board of The Resonance Project, which promotes live music as a catalyst in the transformation of conflict. The program will include works of J. S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, Edward Elgar, Ad Wammes, Craig Phillips and Duke Ellington.

    Jonathan Dimmock is the principal organist at the Legion of Honor, organist for the San Francisco Symphony since 2005 and Music Director for Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco.

    A graduate of Oberlin and Yale, he had the unique privilege of being the only American to serve as Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey after which he continued his career in the United States serving three cathedrals: St. John the Divine in New York City, St. Mark's in Minneapolis, and Grace in San Francisco.

    Jonathan has recorded more than fifty CDs including a Grammy Award-winning CD of Mahler Symphony 8 with the San Francisco Symphony. In addition to hundreds of listings on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and other online music sites, he has been interviewed and featured on numerous radio and television stations including National Public Radio, Radio France, BBC3, ABC (Australia), MTV2 (Budapest), BCC (Barbados) and SABC (South Africa).

    Jonathan's creativity is that of a visionary. He founded five nonprofit organizations, including the highly acclaimed American Bach Soloists (ABS), Artists' Vocal Ensemble (AVE), and, most recently, The Resonance Project which uses live music to transform conflict and find common ground. This project (www.music-resonance.org) has led him to interview some of the greatest musicians in the world, all of whom share his excitement about the interface between music and neuroscience. The project has garnered attention from the United Nations, the US Dept. of State, and President Obama.

    Angela Lee is the founding cellist of The Lee Trio and coaches chamber music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her solo and chamber performances have taken her throughout North and South America, Australasia, Europe and Asia. She is frequently invited to festivals including St. Petersburg's Revelations, IMS at Prussia Cove, Cagayan Valley International Music Festival, Taipei Summer Festival, Pontino Festival, La Musica, Banff, Marlboro Music Festival, Anneberg Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Music Mountain and Mahler-Jihlava Festival, collaborating with the likes of Nobuko Imai, Bruno Giuranna, Frans Helmerson, Isabelle Faust, Lydia Artymiw, Andras Schiff, Alexander Lonquich, Anthony Newman, Franco Petracchi, the Hausmann Quartet and members of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet.

    She has worked as second Solo-Cellist with Det Kongelige Kapel in Denmark, as Principal Cellist with Opera North Leeds in England, and with Eliot Feld at Ballet Tech, premiering Feld's The Last Sonata, set to Claude Debussy's Cello Sonata.

    Using music to foster peace and goodwill, Angela has made numerous humanitarian trips to the Republic of the Philippines and the former Yugoslavia. While on a U.N.-sanctioned tour of six war-torn cities throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina, she performed for American and NATO troops and displaced civilians. As part of The Lee Trio with her sisters—Lisa, violinist, and Melinda, pianist—Angela traveled to Ukraine in 2010 to work and perform for underprivileged children. The Trio won top awards at the 2004 Gaetano Zinetti and Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competitions in Italy and Finland and continues to teach and perform throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

    Angela began her cello studies at age four at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Irene Sharp. At age twelve she was accepted to study privately with William Pleeth, commuting between San Francisco and London for several years. She graduated from The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music as a scholarship student of Aldo Parisot. In addition to her formal studies, she has been mentored by Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel and Morten Zeuthen. She is the recipient of the Ruth T. Brooks Achievement Award for Continued Excellence in the Arts, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Her cello is a 1762 Nicolo Gagliano from Naples.

    This program is underwritten by Paul and Paula Siegel, Carol Tannenwald, Judi Eskenazi and Brett Martinez Lujan.

    Attendance is free but requires registration to get the Zoom link.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.

    Tuesday, April 13
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Free with registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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