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Music & Morsels: the Voice of the Cello

Wednesday, June 15 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Bring dessert/coffee or cocktail/nosh and take a front-row seat for a beautiful & interesting, live musical recital with insights and Q&A.
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Music & Morsels

Bring a cup of coffee/tea & pastry or create a wine/cheese happy hour and take a front row seat at your computer for a live, classical concert, followed by Q&A with the artist.

Music & Morsels: the Voice of the Cello

Wednesday, June 15
1-2pm (PT), 2-3pm (MT), 3-4pm (CT), 4-5pm (ET) on Zoom
An especially versatile instrument, the cello is equally at home blending into large ensembles or singing out as the lead voice in a group. But in this program, we get to hear the cello’s voice all on its own.
Join host Sean Fitzgerald to embark on a musical journey with Cellist James Jaffe, who guides us on a unique path through J.S. Bach’s foundational works for the instrument, and then shows us how the cello’s voice developed in the hands of twentieth and twenty-first century masters Gaspar Cassadó and Chinary Ung.
Save! Get “Early Bird” pricing before June 13th.

About James Jaffe

Cellist James Jaffe connects with audiences, colleagues, and composers through music. He has performed solos with CityMusic Cleveland, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Stockton Symphony. Chamber music appearances have taken him to the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute in Manhattan, Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, and Switzerland and France on concert tours. His performances have been broadcast on Cleveland’s WCLV 104.9, Virginia’s WVTF 89.1, San Francisco’s KDFC 90.3, and streamed live from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Recognizing the immediate need for musical connections during the coronavirus pandemic, James created and performed a series of eight cello livestreams in April 2020. Since then he has worked on quarantine-era projects with many longtime friends and collaborators: livestreams with the Sierra Quartet, violinist Mélanie Clapiès, and visual artist Peggy Gyulai; hybrid events with Classical Revolution and the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival; live outdoor performances with Concerts in the Park; and new video projects with One Found Sound.
In addition to being a prolific performer, James serves as Artistic Director of Festival Rolland, a summer chamber music festival in Burgundy, France. An enthusiastic interpreter of new music, he has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and performed Chinary Ung’s Khse Buon for a Cleveland concert series featuring the work of displaced composers.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Ticket: $12.50; available until 48-hours prior to the performance.
“Regular” Tickets: $15; available until the performance begins.
All tickets are 1) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.
Program subject to change; refunds are not available if a program takes place.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…
Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to you two days before the event. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of June 13th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.
The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 2-hours prior to the event. NB: However, if it landed somewhere other than in your inbox the first time, it will probably do the same later.
Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.
Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.
Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 1-hour prior to the event.
Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.
Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.
Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”
Questions? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Music & Morsels is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.
ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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