With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this group leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country, performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and classical favorites. Under the leadership of violinist Lindsay Deutsch, TAKE3 has an impressive season lined up, visiting PACs, theaters, recital halls, as well as performing with orchestras in most of the 50 states. No strangers to the stage as individuals, they have made an impact on the music scene as soloists, touring the world with Yanni, recording tracks for film and television, and as soloists in front of Symphony Orchestras. TAKE3’s core group includes violin, cello, and piano; dancers and vocals may also be included. TAKE3 & Company makes it their mission to impart their love, passion and joy in music-making to all who hear them, using their artistic ability as a conduit for storytelling. TAKE3 offers shows with full orchestra, small backup orchestra and percussion, or the trio only.
"To say TAKE3 was a hit would be an understatement to be sure. In all the years I've been associated with the Concert Association, I've never had as many compliments. They were a smashing success!"
Chris Seidel, Palm Springs Community Concert Association
"We were blown away by their talent and their ability to communicate with the audience. I loved all the songs they played. We got loads of good feedback from the audience." Cindy Parks, Chisholm Trails Arts
"TAKE3 is burning hot with Passion, Fashion, and Excitement. A perfect assortment of the classics, pop culture and virtuosity." Bahman Saless, Conductor of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra
"Consummate professionals who are also incredibly warm and personable. They put on an amazing show, and everyone gushed about the show."
Yasuko Taoka, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Director of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies, Wayne State College
"Due in large part to how well they connected with our audience, our members without exception are calling this the best concert they can remember us hosting, and we go back 73 years." Julius "Hap" Botelho, Indian Wells Community Concert Association
TAKE3 Wows UNR Audience with Alluring Musicality - by Rylee Jackson - Nevada Sagebrush.
Accompanying a packed crowd at the Nightingale Concert Hall on Nov. 7, the TAKE3 performance was bound to be a memorable one filled with a clever intermixing of classical and modern music—and that it was.
Sporting a fiery red, sequined jumpsuit, Deutsch lit up the stage as she kicked off “Despacito,” the first song of the evening, which every one in the crowd instantly recognized.
It was clear that the group has an affinity for intricate mashups. Backed by intense red lighting and the theatrical fog surrounding the stage, their combination of Imagine Dragons’ “Natural” and Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” truly felt like a rock-esque experience. It was incredible to hear how each little nuance was executed and how the intensity of the song heightened toward the end, which coincided with the showmanship of the group as their arms shot up right at the end—causing the crowd to roar with rightfully earned applause.
In between each song, Deutsch would interact with the crowd—telling stories regarding her love for classical music, which showed the group’s passion for all things music. As dramatic and emotionally dynamic the performances were, the trio balanced it out with their sense of humor as they discussed their retirement plans.
Steering away from the fierceness of the mashup, the group turned to a gorgeous rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which represented their impressive versatility.
The group went on to cram as many Bach and Beethoven hits into one collective song. During the mashup, the pianist jokingly played Mozart—turning into a cute bit where Deutsch stops and corrects him. The trio then transitioned into modern pop hits including the catchy “Sweet Alabama” and eventually, The Beatles’ “Yesterday”—surprising the audience as Deutsch and Metzler put their instruments down for a bit and sang the tune beautifully.
Toward the end of the night, the “Game of Thrones” theme song received the most vocal reaction due to the show being a worldwide phenomenon. The trio’s rendition of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” score was so convincing it made the audience feel like they were in the movie theaters themselves.
Lastly, music from the hit film, “Pulp Fiction,” ended the intricate show on a high note—calling for a tremendous night of undisputed talent from some of the most passionate musicians around.
Guest Musicians Help Symphony Start Year in Style - by Gwenn Friss; Cape Cod Times
HYANNIS – Cape Symphony artistic director/conductor Jung Ho Pak introduced Wednesday’s guest performers as “four wonderful musicians who have a bridge to the past and a pathway to the future.” Nice words, but they could not prepare the audience for how exciting the New Year’s Day party would be.
There were dozens of moments worth mentioning, but each one had a common thread: The guest musicians were so accomplished in classical music that they could easily incorporate modern techniques and twists for a sound that evoked the original piece but also made it bigger.
Violinist Lindsay Deutsch kicked off the guest appearances, arriving on stage in a sequined jumpsuit that gathered every bit of light and cast it back into the audience. Even her flat-bottomed boat shoes were bedazzled. I never think of clothing mattering that much for symphony musicians, but this was a perfect metaphor for her performance style: She played like a column of fire – her head thrown back, her body an extension of the instrument.
During the difficult-to-play “Summer,” from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Deutsch moved stealthily on stage, leaning in to play a passage with the orchestra and then pulling back, like dipping one’s toe into the summer creek before fully immersing.
Cellist Leah Metzler and pianist Jason Stoll (of TAKE3) joined for mash-ups of “Natural” and “Despacito,” performances that really showed the potential for mixing music from different centuries.
TAKE3 offers shows with full orchestra, small backup orchestra and percussion, or the trio only.
More programs available
Poetry and Passion – with live dancers
An Evening at the Movies
Program available with Vocalist
9/14/19 Lompoc, CA – Lompoc Community Concert Series
9/15/19 San Luis Obispo, CA – North San Luis Obispo Community Concert Series
10/7/19 – 10/11/19 – West Branch Arts – Residency and Concert
10/13/19 - Minocqua, WI – Campanile Center for the Arts
10/15/19 Marinette, WI – Allied Concert tour begins
10/17/19 Virginia, MN –
10/19/19 Dickinson, ND
10/21/19 Watertown, SD
10/22/19 New Ulm, MN
10/24/19 Columbus, NE
10/25/19 Kearney, NE
10/28/19 Cortez, CO
10/31/19 Hutchinson, KS – End of Allied tour
11/7/19 Reno, NV – U. of Nevada Performing Arts Series
11/8/19 Bozeman, MT – The Ellen Theatre
11/9/19 Whitefish, MT – Whitefish Theatre Company
11/14/19 - 11/17/19 VA Beach, VA - SymphoniCity
12/1/19 Colby, KS – Western Plains Arts
12/3/19 Sault St. Marie, MI – LSSU Performing Arts Center
12/12/19 Fremont, MI – Dogwood Center for the Arts
12/22/19 Los Angeles, CA – Lewis Family Playhouse
1/1/20 Hyannis, MA – Cape Symphony
1/16/20 Midland, TX – Midland/Odessa Symphony
1/17/20 Duncan, OK – Chisolm Trail Arts
1/19/20 Fredericksburg, TX – Fredericksburg Music Club
1/21/20 Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University
1/23/20 Clovis, NM – Clovis Community College Performing Arts Series
1/24/20 Socorro, NM – New Mexico Tech PAC
1/28/20 Palm Spring, CA – Palm Springs Community Concerts
1/29/20 Green Valley, NM – Center Performance and Arts Center
1/30/20 Willcox, AZ – Willcox Theatre
1/31/20 Tubac, AZ – Tubac PAC
2/19/20 Flint, MI – The Capitol Theatre
2/20/20 - 2/22/20 Springfield, OH – Springfield Symphony
2/23/20 Hudson, WI – The Phipps Performing Arts Center
2/28/20 Frankfort, KY – Save The Grand
3/1/20 Kokomo, IN – Community Concert Series
4/4/20 Allentown, PA – Miller Theatre
4/5/20 Lebanon, PA – Lebanon Community Concert Series
TAKE3 Community Engagement
Our outreach program is designed for students of all ages with our goal being to light a fire within the students that sparks their creativity. Whether they become active future listeners or even performers themselves, a visceral excitement for creativity is what we are after. We have a broad range of teaching and interactive performances that includes instruction in classical, pop, movie music, conducting and story telling.
Segment 1 – “Name That Tune!”- We will be playing short snippets of famous tunes from pop, Classical, movie soundtracks and video games! The moment of recognition is so exciting and everyone is invited to participate together.
Segment 2 – “Let’s Join Hands”- Our audience is invited to join hands in clapping or adding percussion to our performance with handheld instruments such as maracas, tambourine, shakers, mallets, etc... We will be giving a short instruction to students on when and how to include percussive sounds.
Segment 3 – “Once Upon a Time”- Musicians tell stories without words. As performers we create our own stories, but invite our audiences to imagine their own. In fact, we encourage our young audience to listen, feel, think let their imaginations go wild and write it all down. We will invite a few volunteers to come up and narrate their stories as we perform.
Segment 4 – “Picture Perfect”- Pictures are worth a thousand words. Some people see colors, images, scenes, or reminisce on past experiences when listening to music. Our Picture Perfect segment invites students to draw whatever comes to mind. This activity allows students to express themselves freely and provides an outlet for creativity.
For music students – Masterclasses are offered as well as discussions about “Career Paths In Music” and “Practice Techniques”.
Teachers: Please instruct students to be attentive and interactive! We want students to be vocal, active, creative, and imaginative. It would be great to have faculty who are just as interactive to allow students to feel more comfortable. We want everyone to have a great time and a memorable experience, but please do inform students to be respectful to performers and their fellow classmates during the entirety of our program.
Students: Be creative, be bold, listen, learn, laugh and share with friends and family about what you’ve learned!
Materials: Shaker-Mallets- can be pencils/pens against hard textbooks-Maracas-Anything that can create percussive sounds! Even just clapping!
Student activity: Clapping to simple rhythmic patterns-Being interactive during our “Name that Tune!” segment -Creating fun, short stories to the music we perform -Conducting-Drawing/coloring