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    An Afternoon of Clarinet Trios

    Music in the Afternoon

    When: Tuesday, 2/7/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

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    Clarinetist Barret Ham, cellist Angela Lee and pianist Markus Pawlik come together to perform beloved trios by Beethoven and Brahms. This program will also feature a seldom-heard work by Robert Delanoff, who specializes in chamber music and has a passion for unusual instrumental combinations.

    Barret Ham, clarinet
    Angela Lee, cello
    Markus Pawlik, piano

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCBarret Ham, clarinet
    Barret Ham (Macon, GA) has served as clarinetist and bass clarinetist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 2019 and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as the Borromeo String Quartet as winner of its Guest Artist Competition. Summer festival appearances include Yellow Barn, Lucerne, Spoleto Festival USA, Etchings Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Brevard Music Center and International Summer Academy MDW. Barret has played for Alea III and East Coast Contemporary Ensemble in Boston as well as Tertulia Chamber Music in San Francisco.

    An advocate for new music, Barret has worked with composers Shulamit Ran, Jörg Widmann, Brett Dean and Francesco Filidei, among others. After studying under Montgomery Cole, he received his B.M. from New England Conservatory as a student of Michael Wayne. Barret is currently pursuing a M.M. at the University of Southern California as a student of Yehuda Gilad.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCAngela Lee, cello
    Since her Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, Angela Lee's "amazing finesse, control and coloration" [San Francisco Chronicle] and "astonishingly rich tone" [San Francisco Examiner] has been celebrated with recitals in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House 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. She has soloed with orchestras including the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Concert Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony, the CAMS Orchestra, the Central Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paraiba Symphony, São Paulo State Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra (UK), performing works of Boccherini to Barber to Kernis. Her solo and chamber performances have taken her throughout North and South America, Australasia, Europe and Asia.

    Angela 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.

    Angela 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.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCMarkus Pawlik, piano
    Markus is characterized as a pianist who combines expressiveness together with a phenomenal virtuoso technique. Born in Bremen in 1966, his talent was recognized early as the three-time winner of the German National Young Musician's Competition "Jugend Musiziert." In 1982, sent as the German representative to the European Broadcast Union's televised "Eurovision Young Musician of the Year" competition, Pawlik won the grand prize, which brought him much acclaim and began his international career.

    Markus has since performed as a recitalist and a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He has released numerous solo and chamber music recordings, and most recently produced the music documentary film Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile which was co-produced by the television station ARTE, premiered throughout Europe in 2018, and was presented at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in December 2018.

    Pawlik also actively supports contemporary music through projects including the commission of a piano concerto by Ichiro Nodaira which he debuted in Berkeley and at Suntory Hall in Japan, and a recording of SNAPSHOTS by composer Peter Knell. 
Pawlik moved to the Bay Area in 2013 and performs regularly throughout the area. In addition, he gives international master classes, has judged numerous competitions, and has taught as a guest lecturer at UCLA.

    Funded in part by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.

    Tuesday, February 7
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg. F)
    $20 online or at the door
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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