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TAKE3

& Company

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.

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"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

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Programs

The Best of

A program consisting of their most popular and most requested songs.

 

Por Una Cabeza
Hallelujah 
Despacito
Libertango 
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Montagues and Capulets
Pirates of the Caribbean
Summertime

It Aint Necessarily So
Marry You
Oblivion
She's Always a Woman
Hey Jude
Isn't She Lovely
Game of Thrones

Mostly Classical

Bringing a modern sensibility and rock star  charisma to the classical masterpieces.

It Ain’t Necessarily So and Summertime 
Por Una Cabeza
Oblivion
Hallelujah 
Montagues and Capulets 
Primavera
Beethoven Medley 
Meditation From Thais
La La Land Medley
Prima
She's Always a Woman
Libertango
Yesterday

Despacito

Love, Love, Love

Songs by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers, and more.

 

All You Need Is Love
God Only Knows
Unchained Melody
I Say a Little Prayer
Let's Stay Together
Something
One and Only
Your Song
My Girl
At Last
The Way You Look Tonight
Be My Baby
Sweet Caroline
Maybe I'm Amazed
The Way You Make Me Feel
Perfect
Love
Por Una Cabeza

Oldies

Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Hey Jude

Yesterday

Here Comes the Sun
Top of the World

Yesterday Once More

Ticket to Ride
Desperado
Bridge over Troubled Waters
The Best of Billy Joel 
Hallelujah
Don’t Worry be Happy
What a Wonderful World
RESPECT
Have You Ever Seen Rain
Candle in the Wind
Fire and Rain
Good Vibrations
ABBA Greatest Hits 
I Feel the Earth Move

More  programs available
Poetry and Passion – with live dancers
An Evening at the Movies

Programs available with Vocalist

Together for the Holidays

A variety of holiday songs featuring guest vocalist, Lauren Jelencovich. This program includes holiday favorites including, O Holy Night, The First Noel, Silent Night, White Christmas, Let it Snow and many more. This unbeatable collaboration of holiday tunes, with Lauren Jelencovich and TAKE3, is a perfect way to usher in the holidays for you and your family.

Mostly Classical with Take3

Vocalist, Lauren Jelencovich, joins forces with TAKE3 in a timeless program of great classics, topped off by some good old fashioned fun. This program includes the most famous arias by Bizet, Puccini, Mozart, and others. Then, the trio performs their own arrangements of well-known classical works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, and Debussy, and the concert is finished with the presenter’s choice of songs by the Beatles, the Temptations, Neil Diamond and Michael Jackson and/or crowd favorites from the movies.

Love, Love, Love

A love song extravaganza featuring guest vocalist, Lauren Jelencovich. This program includes love songs by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers, Andrew Lloyd Weber and many more.

Our Artists

Lindsay Deutsch

Violin

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.

Lindsay is a much sought-after soloist and entertainer and is presently touring as solo violinist with Yanni - having toured with him in Saudi Arabia, U.S., and future tours in China and Korea. Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and artistic director of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of classical music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”

Ms. Deutsch frequently appears as guest soloist with American and Canadian symphonies. Ms. Deutsch’s performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, was selected for NPR’s Symphony Cast Program. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin sound track for the movie, “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert De Niro.

Ms. Deutsch received her education from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she studied under Robert Lipsett. Lindsay Deutsch plays on an 1845 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin.

Lauren Jelencovich

Voice

Lauren has already garnered great acclaim for her affecting and sparkling portrayals of opera and musical theater roles throughout the United States and abroad. Lauren is currently on a World Tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist, and recently returned from Egypt, India, South America, China, Thailand, Russia and Dubai. She is featured on his album "Inspirato" alongside artists such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. Additionally,  she performs on the DVD/ CD and PBS special: “Yanni: Live at El Morro!” Lauren is also featured on the PBS special "Yanni: World without Borders." In 2015, she performed and filmed in front of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt which was released as a PBS special.

Featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and Teen Magazine, Ms. Jelencovich was a grand prize winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and the recipient of Andrea Bocelli’s National Italian American Foundation World Scholarship. 

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), Ms. Jelencovich made her debut Off-Broadway in the world premiere of The Music Teacher by Wallace & Allen Shawn. Lauren recorded her first album at the age of 16, teaming up with Grammy award-winning writer/producer Dave Merenda. Her second CD is self-titled and features an original song called “Wildest Dreams.” 

Lila Yang

Cello

Born and raised in Southern California., she 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.

She received scholarship to attend The Juilliard School in 2008 under the tutelage of  David Soyer, widely considered to be the foremost master of cello pedagogy and distinguished pupil of Pablo Casals. Her Juilliard string trio toured internationally to give masterclasses, fundraising concerts, and perform for the Peace Corps and Embassy in Costa Rica in 2011. Her chamber and orchestral performances have taken her to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as stages across Germany, Spain, and France.

She is passionate about promoting Classical music to the younger generation of listeners as well as bringing it to less-reached communities throughout the world. Ms.Yang serves as faculty at DBHS, Cal State Music Clinic, HOPE, OCCE, and Junior Chamber Music. She is recognized most for her “eloquent phrasing, and unique singing tone” and remains an active soloist, chamber musician, freelance orchestra musician, music outreach advocate, and teacher. 

Leah Metzler

Cello

Leah Metzler is an accomplished and highly sought after cellist based in the Los Angeles area. Leah enjoys an active and versatile career performing and recording multiple genres of music on acoustic, electric, and baroque cello, as well as on the viola da gamba.

 

As the daughter of a violin maker father and violinist mother, Leah was surrounded by music at a very young age. Practically raised in the family violin shop in Los Angeles, she was lucky enough to discover her passion for the cello at the age of four. With performances on such diverse stages as Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden, Leah’s musical career has included concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. In 2018-2019, Leah was on tour with Panic! at the Disco as part of the “Pray for the Wicked” tour.

 

Leah is an active recording artist as both a solo and orchestral player. Her work can be heard on the scores of numerous movies, television series, albums, commercials, and video games. She has had the pleasure to work with artists such as Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Kygo, The Wu Tang Clan, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Alan Silvestri, Deltron 3030, Pete Tong, Cold War Kids, John Debney, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, Alien Ant Farm, Yoshiki, X Japan, Meg Myers, Brian Wilson, and Frank Ocean.

 

Leah holds her B.M. in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied with cellist Darrett Adkins. She received her M.M. in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with former member of the Kronos Quartet, Jennifer Culp.

Mikala Schmitz

Cello

Hailed by San Francisco's Civic Center for her "...professional and highest caliber of playing," 
Los Angeles-based cellist Mikala Schmitz is an avid performer of many different styles of cello 
playing. Ms. Schmitz often finds herself crossing over into a variety of musical genres. From jazz 
and electronic to classical and baroque, Mikala continues to find new and fascinating 
collaborative avenues. Fostering her love for crossover, Ms. Schmitz recently joined the 
electro-chamber group Iridas, a classically inspired fusion of impressionism and the 
contemporary. 

 

Mikala's work with the English rock group The Last Shadow Puppets took her all over Europe, 
and you can hear her on their EP ​Dream Synopsis​. You can also hear her on television shows 
such as Netflix's ​Chef's Table​ and HBO's ​The Brink​. Ms. Schmitz will resume her award-winning 
tenure next Spring with Tim Robbins’s acting troupe, The Actors’ Gang, on a national tour of 
their production of ​The New Colossus​, an original one-act play written and directed by Tim 
Robbins and members of the cast, with original music by Ms. Schmitz and David Robbins. 

 

Ms. Schmitz holds a B.M. degree from Oberlin College Conservatory, where she studied cello 
with Darrett Adkins. Mikala also holds a M.M. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, 
where she studied with The Cleveland Orchestra's assistant principal cellist. Additionally, Ms. 
Schmitz has participated in numerous music festivals, including Encore School for Strings, 
Aspen Music Festival and School, the Tanglewood Music Festival for two summers, and the 
American Bach Soloists Festival Academy. 

Eva Schaumkell

Piano

German pianist Eva Schaumkell has performed in the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe with ‘interpretational skills that combine intuition with analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity.’ Ms. Schaumkell was awarded first prize at the 2018 International James Ramos Video Competition, at the 2014 International Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition in Germany, and second prize at the 2015 Coeur d’Alene Young Artist Competition in the U.S. She was also a recipient of prizes at the Thürmer Piano Competition, at the national Jugend Musiziert competition, the Thornton Music Scholarship, the Carl Maria von Weber Scholarship, as well as the Drosihn Förderpreis scholarship.

Ms. Schaumkell has performed in such notable venues in the UK as Steinway Hall London, the Luton Music Club, Buckingham Palace, and at the City of London Festival, as well as Stadthalle Weilburg, Kurhaus Bad Schwalbach, Coselpalais Dresden in Germany, and the MusicAlp Festival in Courchevel, France. Recent hightlights include performances of Schumann’s piano concerto with the London Spring Sinfonia at St. Sepulchre in London, solo recitals at the International Summer Academy of Music in Germany, and a performance of Beethoven’s first piano concerto with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra lead by Maestro Ahmed El Saedi, at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt.

Eva received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Guildhall School in London, her Master’s from the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, and is currently completing a DMA at USC in Los Angeles, studying with renowned pianist and teacher Daniel Pollack.

Wendy Prober

Piano

Wendy Prober has performed throughout the United States and Canada as a critically acclaimed chamber musician and soloist. She is the founding pianist of the award-winning Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Loyola Marymount University, the prestigious USC Composition Department, "Sunday's Live" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA), as well as the popular Los Angeles based, SPaCE Salon.

 

Highly sought after as an expert in the performance of new music, Prober recorded Morton Lauridsen's "Cuatro Canciones" on the RCM label.

 

She has served as Faculty-in-Residence for Loyola Marymount, and the University of Judaism, and for two seasons was Executive Director of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, with whom she continues to solo frequently. In addition, Prober has oft been a featured soloist with Robert Kapilow's wildly celebrated, "What Makes it Great," series.

 

Prober currently holds the Herbert Donaldson Piano Chair at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture in Malibu, California.

Irene Kim

Piano

American pianist IRENE KIM has been praised for her "vitality and charm" and "authoritative inevitability" by the Peninsula Review and her "superior technique and delicate sensibility" by the Korea Times. Her performances have been heard across North America and Europe in recitals, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist with top orchestras around the globe.


Having garnered the Franz Liszt First Prize in the Liszt-Garrison International Young Artist competition and top prizes in the Carmel Music Society, Korean Concert Society, Yale Gordon Concerto, and Russell C. Wonderlic competitions amongst others, she gave subsequent performances at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Centro Cultural del Antiguo Instituto, Luckman Theatre, and the Library of Congress. Irene has also made appearances at the Banff Centre for the Arts Festival, Gijón International Piano Festival, Piano Festival Northwest, Seminars at the Colburn School, Columbia Chalice Concert Series, An die Musik LIVE, American Liszt Society Conferences, and also as a member of the Young Artists Guild.


Irene’s professional training has been centered at the Peabody Conservatory, where she recently received her Doctorate in Musical Arts.

Sean Ericson and Cindy Giannini

Dancers

Sean Ericson and Cindy Giannini have been dancing together for 5 years. They are active members of the Colorado tango community, performing with the Denver based tango company Parasol Arts; and learning from Colorado based tango masters Nick Jones and Diana Cruz, and Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

 

Sean and Cindy are committed instructors, teaching group classes and private lessons in Denver. They believe in teaching all aspects of Tango so that their students have not only a technical understanding of the steps, but have a connected and musical dance as well.

 

Sean and Cindy recently fell into the competitive aspect of tango, representing the United States at the Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires after being named the official 2017 USA stage tango champions.

 

Their true passion for tango however comes from the connection they find in each other, the joy they find in being part of and helping to grow the Colorado tango community, and from the artistic expression of dance.

Sophia Barr

Dancer

Sophia Barr is a junior at Chapman University pursuing a BFA in Dance and BA in Strategic and Coorporate Communications with a minor in Peace Studies.

 

She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she began her training in dance at age nine. Some of her previous experiences include the Backhaus Dance summer intensive, Complexions Contemporary Ballet workshop, and modern dance training in Israel this past summer with several companies like Batsheva and Vertigo.

 

Upon graduation, Sophia aims to go to Europe to develop a career in concert dance and social justice work. 

Tour Dates

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