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Affairs of the Heart
Saturday September 23, 2023, 7:30pm
101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose
Free Admission/Donations Accepted
Suggested Donation $25 Per Adult
Othello Suite - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Symphony No. 2 - Jean Sibelius
Jelani Canser, conductor
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Cambrian Symphony Affairs of the Heart September 2023
Jelani Canser began playing string bass at the age of eleven in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performing through high school in various orchestras, as well as in band (on baritone horn and bass guitar) and in choir. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education at the University of Minnesota. In 2001 Jelani started his career as an elementary orchestra teacher in Mesa, Arizona. He earned his Master's degree in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies at Arizona State University in 2007. In 2008 he moved to San Jose and continued his career teaching orchestra and band at Muwekma Ohlone Middle School. In 2015 Jelani was awarded Teacher of the Year for San Jose Unified School District. In 2022 he joined the faculty of Lincoln High School, teaching Orchestra and Mariachi.
Cambrian wins Best of the Bay 2016-2017 for Best New Music Performance and Best Discovery