TAKE3, a classical-pop crossover group, will perform at The Crystal Theatre on April 7, 2pm CT, and again in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at L.S.S.U.'s Cisler Center, April 9, 7pm ET. Comprised of Lindsay Deutsch (violin), Lila Yang (cello), and Christopher O'Riley (piano), TAKE3 takes everything you thought you knew about a classical music concert and throws it out a window!
With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, is a charismatic and captivating presence on today’s music scene. She has thrilled audiences world-wide with her passion for music and brilliant display of technique and musicianship.
Born and raised in Southern California, Lila Yang began her cello studies at the age of six. Her love for music grew rapidly as she toured throughout Indonesia, Thailand, and Korea with her mentor, Professor Bong Shin Ko, during her elementary years. After receiving numerous awards and extensive training in chamber, orchestral and solo repertoire she made her first debut with the USC orchestra at Colburn Zipper Hall under the mentorship of Professor Jun Joon Sung in 2007.
Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. His repertoire spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from the pre-baroque to present-day. He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.
Kurt Hauswirth, host of Public Radio 90's "classiclectic," was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview two of the three members of TAKE3 (Lindsay and Christopher) in advance of their Upper Peninsula performances.
Kurt and Christopher talk about his background as a pianist, his philosophies about music and performance, and audience engagement:
Kurt and Lindsay talk about her beginnings as a performer on "From the Top" with Christopher, her career performing around the world (with Yanni and others), and her thoughts on blending classical with pop:
TAKE3 will perform in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan twice in April 2019:
Crystal Falls, MI performance: For additional information please call the Theatre at 906.875.3208, www.TheCrystalTheatre.org or email to info@TheCrystalTheatre.org. Tickets are available through www.TheCrystalTheatre.org and at the door at 1:00 pm CDT, Sunday, April 7.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI performance: Take 3 will be on the Arts Center Stage at 7:00 p.m. April 9th. Free parking is available in Lot K, in front of the Arts Center, and Lot E, behind the Cisler Center. The Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For directions, tickets, and more information please visit www.lssu.edu/arts-center or call (906) 635-2787.