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Andrew McKenna Lee

The guitarist and composer Andrew McKenna Lee makes his San Francisco debut, performing original compositions for guitar in addition to works by Leo Brouwer, Lennox Berkeley, and others. Praised in TimeOut New York for his “awe-inspiring displays of agility” and The New York Times for his “energetic playing,” Mr. Lee has been described by eMusic critic Jayson Greene as “… an astoundingly virtuosic guitar player… and far more importantly, an original and thoughtful composer, one who is continually finding new ways to work the guitars, rougher, more sensual textures into classical frameworks.” Among the many venues in which he has performed are Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Annenberg Center for the Arts in Philadelphia. In May of 2009, he will perform the west coast premiere of his Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonics Green Umbrella Series.