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Hurricane Ian Concert: Watch Party and Fundraising

Hosted by Tallahassee Chan
Past Event
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About Event

For those of you in Tallahassee, on Saturday October 29th, the Tallahassee Chan Center will watch the livestream Florida Community of Mindfulness fundraising concert from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and collect checks and funds for this effort there, as well. We will stream the concert on our projector and watch it together.

Starting Saturday, we will hold an online auction that opens on Saturday October 29th at 5:00pm ET and closes on Sunday October 30th at 5:00pm for three original pieces of GuoGu's calligraphy. Click here to go to the online auction.

For those of you living outside of Tallahassee or not joining to watch the concert in-person at the center, please watch from the Zoom link for the Florida Community of Mindfulness link, here! The Tallahassee Chan Center will join as a participant in the Zoom room and hope to see you there.

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More Information about the Concert


The concert will feature the Sonata in G Minor of Sergei Rachmaninoff for Cello and Piano, his most famous piece of chamber music. In four movements, the sonata is filled with the character so typical of Russia’s Romantic era. Few composers before Rachmaninoff could have so deeply explored the cello’s capacity for expressive tenderness and intensity. The mystical aspect to Rachmaninov’s art can be felt strongly throughout his cello sonata. The remainder of the program will be short pieces, including some gems of the cello repertoire such as Kol Nidre of Max Bruch, Bach’s Arioso, Saint-Saens' The Swan, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and a medley of popular favorites from “The Piano Guys” including A Sky Full of Stars. Chris will perform uplifting songs such as What A Wonderful World, Song Inside You, Breathing In & Breathing Out, as well as original compositions. Chris will joining the concert live via zoom from Minneapolis.

About Our Artists

Diana Fish spent twenty years as Assistant Principal cello, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, White House Chamber Orchestra. She played Principal Cello in The Alexandria Symphony, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and was a member of The Sunrise Quartet and The National Gallery of Art Chamber Players. She is now a chaplain at Tampa General Hospital.

Linda Jones has undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from UCF and USF. She as taught privately and has been a collaborative pianist for her career. She enjoys making mosaic art, gardening, and her pet parrots. Diana has collaborated with pianist Linda for the last six years, starting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater where Linda was the pianist.

Chris Sidwell is an acoustic/piccolo bassist, composer, vocalist recording artist with over 40 years experience in the music industry. His recording label, Pacific Coast Music has generated a catalog of over 25 multi-genre albums, which have earned a prominent presence of all major streaming platforms. Chris lived in Cape Coral, FL for 17 years and did over 1400 performances with his jazz vocalist wife, Jean, at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Bonita Springs