Final Chapter Program
Dinner, Cello & Organ Concert
May 22, 2017 | 6:00 PM

SF

AGO

San Francisco 
American Guild of Organists
presents:

Reservations

Featuring

Jonathan Dimmock
&
Angela Lee 

Catered By

Dinner

The Evening's Menu

Artists

Organist, Jonathan Dimmock (www.jonathandimmock.com) is well-known internationally as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, ensemble musician, entrepreneur and writer.  A graduate of Oberlin and Yale, he has the unique privilege to have been the only American Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey; he has also served three American cathedrals:  St. John the Divine (New York), St. Mark’s (Minneapolis), and Grace (San Francisco).  For over twelve years, he was Music Director at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco (the largest Jesuit church in the United States) and is currently the Artist-in-Residence at First Presbyterian Church (Oakland), Organist for the San Francisco Symphony, Accompanist at Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco), Principal Organist at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Organ Instructor at Sonoma State University.  He is one of the few organists in the world to tour on six continents.  Mr. Dimmock has recorded more than forty CDs and can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. 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).  His teachers and mentors include Olivier Messiaen, Gillian Weir, Simon Preston, Jean Langlais, Peter Hallock, Haskell Thomson, William Porter, Thomas Murray, Ton Koopman, Harald Vogel, J. Franklin Clark, Paul Halley, Naji Hakim, and Frédéric Blanc.  He is co-founder of the highly acclaimed American Bach Soloists, founding director of Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE), and founding President of The Resonance Project – which uses music in international conflict resolution.  He is a certified teacher of Meditation in Daily Stress, a technique developed by Michel Pascal and the Dalai Lama.  He is deeply committed to healing our world through the beauty of music, and talks eagerly on the subjects of spirituality, psychology, aesthetics, and the Arts.

Angela Lee  has performed recitals in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Victor Borge Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, Chicago's Cultural Center, The Phillip's Collection and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Copenhagen's Nationalmuseet, and the Purcell Room at South Bank Centre in London. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, she is 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. She is frequently invited to festivals including St. Petersburg’s Revelations, IMS at Prussia Cove, Taipei Summer Festival, Pontino Festival, La Musica, Banff, Marlboro Music Festival, Anneberg Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Music Mountain, Mahler-Jihlava Festival, and Mainly Mozart collaborating with Nobuko Imai, Bruno Giuranna, Frans Helmerson, Isabelle Faust, Lydia Artymiw, Andras Schiff, Alexander Lonquich, Anthony Newman, Franco Petracchi, and members of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet.
 
Using music to foster peace and goodwill, Angela Lee 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 Lee traveled to Ukraine in 2010 and to Romania in 2017 to work and perform for underprivileged children. For more information, please visit www.theleetrio.com

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(1809 – 1847)

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)


Edward Elgar
(1857 – 1934)

Craig Phillips
(b.1961)

Leonard Bernstein
(1918 – 1990)

Ernest Bloch
(1880 – 1959)

Sulkhan Tsintsadze
1925 – 1991)

Sonata in A  (Psalm 130)
Con moto maestoso

Sonata #1 in G, BWV 1027
Adagio
Allegro ma non tanto

Une Idylle for Cello & Organ


A Song Without Words


Mass
Fast and primitive

From Jewish Life
Prayer

Five Pieces on Folk Themes  (1950)
Villain’s Song on a Carriage
Tchonguri (Chonguri)
Sachidao
Nana
Dance Tune

Program