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Volkert-Ellis String Trio with double bass player Charles Chandler

Join assistant concert master of the San Francisco Symphony, Mark Volkert, violist Nancy Ellis and double bass player Charles Chandler, also from the San Francisco Symphony, and Jan Volkert, principal cellist from the Marin Symphony, in a unique chamber music concert for strings and double bass!

Sunday May 29, 2016 at 7  p.m.

Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Discount Tickets Online: $15 General,  $12 Seniors & Students
Buy tickets online here.
At Door: $20 General, $15 Seniors & Students.
Tickets  available at the door on the day, if the show is not sold out.


Trio Sonata in D Major…………………………. J.S. Bach

Trio in G Major …………………………………..Johan Witze

From Partita in B minor ………………………….Karl Kerzenmacher

Prelude to Act III from “Phoebus and Daphne” ……………. Francesco Burlone

Petite Suite from “Violettes Imperiales” ……………………..Francis Lopez



About the Artists

SFS-101-Mark_VolkertMark Volkert, violin

Mark Volkert has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1972, and has held the post of Assistant Concertmaster since 1980. A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Volkert was concertmaster and soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival for many years. As a composer, he has received commissions from many organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, Marin Symphony, Stanford String Quartet, and Fremont Symphony.

NancyEllisNancy Ellis, viola

Violist Nancy Ellis was born into a family of amateur chamber music players.  With a violinist father and cellist mother, the makeup of the family quartet designated her first as a violinist, then violist.  She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin College, and Mills College where she was a student of Nathan Rubin.  A member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1975, her career has included association with many chamber music groups, among them the San Francisco Chamber Soloists, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and Music from Marlboro.

JanVolkertJan Volkert, cello

Jan Volkert is Principal Cellist with the Marin Symphony and Assistant Principal Cellist of the Fremont Symphony. She was a long time participant in the Carmel Bach Festival, where she met her husband, violinist Mark Volkert. She is currently a member of the Golden Gate Ensemble. Ms. Volkert holds degrees from Dominican College of San Rafael and the Royal College of Music in London.

2546102Charles Chandler, bass

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, Charles 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 Music@Menlo Festival and Chamber Music Sundaes series 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.

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