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    Community Conversations Presents Bach for Cello & Double Bass

    When: Tuesday, 7/6/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC
    Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music performed live on Zoom. Angela Lee and Charles Chandler will perform an all-Bach program that includes the first two Gamba Sonatas arranged for cello and double bass.

    Cellist Angela Lee is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music and a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. With her two sisters—violinist Lisa Lee and pianist Melinda Lee Masur—Angela is a founding member of The Lee Trio which won top prizes in the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition in Finland and the Gaetano Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy. The Trio has recorded for Delos and Innova and regularly appears in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia. Her 1762 cello was made by Nicolo Gagliano from Naples, Italy. Ms. Lee currently serves on the Board of The Resonance Project as well as the Alumni Leadership Council of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

    Bassist Charles Chandler has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1992. Prior to his current position, he was Associate Principal Bass and Soloist with the Phoenix Symphony. He also served as Principal Bass of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra and the New York 20th Century Chamber Players. His primary teachers were Shinji Eshima of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and David Walter at the Juilliard School. His numerous honors and awards include the San Francisco Symphony Pepsi Cola Young Musician Award, the Pittenger Scholarship, the Irving Klein Scholarship, and first prize in the A.S.T.A. National String Competition. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard in 1987, Chandler was selected to perform as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Playing with Marin Symphony, he has enjoyed performing with his wife Van, a violinist. He also performs at the [email protected] Festival and Chamber Music Sundaes and frequently records at Skywalker Ranch. Mr. Chandler resides in San Francisco with his wife and their daughter Julie. When not playing on his 1750 double bass made by the Venetian luthier, Domenico Busan, he enjoys organic gardening, bicycling, hiking and spending time with his family.

    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 our donors.


    Tuesday, July 6
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]



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