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TAKE3

Violin/Vocals - Piano - Cello

Optional Drums and Guitar

Born out of the practice rooms of Julliard and the Colburn School, TAKE3 lives at the intersection where pop, classical, and American roots collide. Their unmistakable style and infectious joy in music making brings them to over 60 stops during the 22/23 season. Join them as they embark on their 9 month "On the Road Again" tour.

 

“TAKE3 grabbed that light with a bold, aggressive tone and a body language that speaks loud and clear to audiences raised on rock videos.” Los Angeles Times

 

Videos

Promo Video - 2022

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Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill in Los Angeles

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QUOTES

"...grabbed that light with a bold, aggressive tone and a body language that speaks loud and clear to audiences raised on rock videos.”   Los Angeles Times

"Superlatives seem inadequate to describe TAKE3 trio's performance in Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA)'s Lincoln Hall.:  Magnificent - Consummate artistry - Deeply Moving - Powerful Virtuosity - Joyous showmanship - Simply Awesome... words used to describe the experience by the multiple-standing-ovation audience. Violinist Lindsay Deutsch, Cellist Mikala Schmitz and Pianist Grace Han had us in the palm of their hands from "Hallelujah"... when ARCA's founder and Board President, Dr. Arthur Steffee, deeply touched, looked around him and saw that everyone was moved to tears... the most beautiful arrangement ever. A night to be remembered - until next year, when they will be back!!!  Destined for international prominence, it was a privilege to have them rock our souls in the intimate environment and crystalline acoustics of Lincoln Hall!"   Kathy Soroka, former Executive Director at Grand Teton Music Festival and former Sr. Executive at New York Philharmonic

“…hypnotic…amazing!…instantly captured the audience…”   Bob Saar, The Hawk Eye

“ ….a tremendous night of undisputed talent from some of the most passionate musicians around.”  Nevada Sagebrush

 

"We couldn’t have been more thrilled. What a magical evening it was. Ended up with a standing ovation and a life memory for so many. It is so nice to work with professionals who are also just great people! I want to work with this group again. Start to finish this is what we needed to remember why live entertainment is special."  
Michael Burgraff, Executive Director, Fergus Falls Center for the Arts

"TAKE3 - you take my breath away! Words are just not adequate to show my appreciation for the high quality of professionalism, musicality, creativity, energy, joy, charisma and just plain beauty that you all exude! What a gift!  Thank you from the TLCFA and our small gathering who will never forget the magical night you gave us!"   Gay Scheffen, Executive Director, Three Lakes Arts Center

"Y’all are the real thing, and that was the happiest and most engaged audience I’ve seen at the Sheldon. I’ll definitely want to get you back."   Jeff D. Larson,  Executive Director, Sheldon Theatre 

“Recently I had the pleasure of working with Lindsay Deutsch as solo violinist, during the 14th edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival. I really felt impressed by her amazing talent, enthusiasm, professionalism and beautiful energy. Nowadays is very rare to be able to find all those skills in the same person. Very much looking forward working with her again soon!”

Diego Navarro, Conductor and Composer

“TAKE3 then put forth a superb rendition of the Ben E. King classic, "Stand By Me" and Deutsch's smooth and hypnotic vocal rendition added to the illusion that the evening was taking place somewhere other than the icebox of Southeast Iowa.”   The Hawk Eye

“TAKE3 combines exceptional musicianship - of the highest order - with entertaining and approachable music that appeals to listeners of all ages. The three performers are extremely charismatic, and connect beautifully with the audience. We had two standing ovations and many positive comments from our audience, the most common one being: "When can we have them back". This is a show that will appeal to classical music and popular music audiences alike; it is the perfect way to bring in new and younger audience members. I can’t recommend them highly enough!”  Nick Palmer, Music Director Lafayette Symphony (IN), North Charleston POPS! (SC), Evening Under the Stars Orchestra (MA) Daytona Pops (FL), Principal Pops Conductor-Altoona Symphony (PA)

"Lindsay Deutsch and TAKE3 are a spectacular trio who perform ultra high-class, entertaining  pops, all of which is born from a well-schooled, accomplished classical music tradition.  During this most difficult time, their online “Covid-19 concert", recorded especially for us at Music in the Mountains,  was exactly what we needed to keep the musical flame alive for our loyal patrons here in Durango."  Greg Hustis, Artistic director, Music in the Mountains

 
"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
 
REVIEWS

TAKE3 heats up Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Civic Music's first concert of 2021 warms hearts and minds with popped-up classics.
by Bob Saar - The Hawk Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The future came to Burlington Saturday night when Civic Music heralded the beginning of the end of endless coronavirus quarantines.

TAKE3 is violinist Lindsay Deutsch, cellist Mikala Schmitz and pianist Jason Stoll, Californians all, performing on the frigid banks of the frozen Mississippi River, their first live concert in nearly a year.

But it was warm inside the auditorium, and the music on stage was hot.

The musicians were dressed for a winter's-end party: Deutsch in black jeans and tank top, spangled with sequins from her neck to her white tennies, also sparkling; Schmitz in a multi-colored fishscale jumpsuit; Stoll staid by comparison to the women in black pants and an orange satin jungle-pattern shirt. Stoll also operated the drum machine and other musical effects including a background chorus. Three people can do only so much by themselves.

And do they did: The opening instrumental instantly captured the audience, who were hungry for hot music after months of cold isolation. Deutsch pranced and danced and strutted and keened as Schmitz sat demurely at stage left and Stoll bounced and boogied at his keyboard on Deutsch's right.

At times, Deutsch seemed the reincarnation of flautist Ian Anderson of rock band Jethro Tull as she leaped and frolicked and grimaced and grinned.

TAKE3 then put forth a superb rendition of the Ben E. King classic, "Stand By Me" and Deutsch's smooth and hypnotic vocal rendition added to the illusion that the evening was taking place somewhere other than the icebox of Southeast Iowa.

More praise for BMA: the new lasers are fabulous. As TAKE3 drifted along through "Stand By Me," a cloud of blue electric fireflies swirled across the ceiling and back wall as though they'd been drawn by the music instead of the footlights.

A mashup of a pop song and an opera led to the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah," which presented the cello as a haunting solo voice before Schmitz slipped into a duet with Deutsch; the two instruments sounded almost human.Cohen didn't roll over in his grave during the song — he smiled up at the heavens.

"We're going to get back to our roots with Beethoven," Deutsch announced, and the trio crammed six of the maestro's pieces into another mashup. After the "Moonlight Sonata" Stoll jumped into some Mozart and Deutsch ran to the piano to scold him. He just couldn't help himself.

Deutsch said that during the past year of staying off the stage, the group recorded a CD in their homes, a "Quarantine Series" of songs filled with love and hope.

"Imagine if, after this concert, we went home and tried to spread that to our families and friends," she said, and they stepped into the John Lennon classic, "Imagine," which sounded like the best classical chamber music we've ever heard. Lennon wasn't rolling to Deutsch's drawn-out taffy notes — he was imagining he'd found heaven right there on the Big Muddy.

On they went, playing one long set to avoid the risks of mingling during an intermission, sailing through Aaron Copeland before alighting on the Louis Armstrong hit "What a Wonderful World," and our own world came to a quiet stop as Deutsch double-stopped our hearts into oblivion. Quick visits to "Sweet Home Alabama" and Billy Joel's "She's Got A Way" brought the evening into the final turn.

"It's been fantastic to be here," Deutsch said, and the band flattened the crowd with a stunning rendition of the Mediterranean folk song and Dick Dale surfer hit "Misirlou" that brought them to their feet again for a standing ovation.

And Schmitz did something we've never seen at a classical concert before: She got the audience — all of them — to clap along in a non-backbeat lope.

Fantastic!

The encore was marvelous, another mashup between Bach and "Amazing Grace," topped with yet another standing O.

Amazing.

At the very end of the show, Deutsch announced that their previous recordings were available in the lobby — for free, for a donation, for whatever we the audience cared to give.

We could sense her leaning into the future as the group freed themselves of their past to make room for their new visions, just as the rest of the world is preparing to see the sun rise on the dawn of a new era: social gathering.

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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.

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PHOTOS

Photos by Claire Imler

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PROGRAMS

TAKE3 offers shows with full orchestra, small backup orchestra and percussion, or the trio only.

American Flag

Made in America

AMERICA

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

HOUND DOG

STAND BY ME

UNCHAINED MELODY

SWEET HOME ALABAMA
GAME OF THRONES

MOON RIVER
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
AMAZING GRACE

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL

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Blue Skies

Skies of
Blue

(dancers optional)

In Skies of Blue, TAKE3 highlights a diverse genre of songs that inspire feelings of hope, love, peace, tolerance, and community. Audiences will leave with a renewed sense of inspiration and positivity that we all need right now as we look towards the brighter future coming our way. 

 

On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

Game of Thrones

Despacito

Pirates of the Caribbean

Imagine - John Lennon

What a Wonderful World

Stand By Me

Yellow by Coldplay

Amazing Grace/Bach Mashup

Imagine Dragons/Carmen Mashup

Hallelujah

Beethoven’s Greatest Hits

Fortnite

She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel

Misirlou – Pulp Fiction

Leaves

Rockin’ Around the
Christmas Tree

 

 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus  

 Nutcracker Medley

Ave Maria/Schubert

All I Want For Christmas Is You
Silent Night
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 

O Holy Night/Bach

Hallelujah

Amazing Grace 

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

White Christmas

Carol of the Bells

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All Shook Up:
A Celebration of Oldies

(dancers optional)

Sweet Home Alabama

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Yesterday

Sounds of Silence

 Imagine

Best of Billy Joel

Hallelujah

Stand By Me

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

What a Wonderful World

Unchained Melody

Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch

 Bohemian Rhapsody

 

TOUR DATES

10/5/2022  Tin Pan  -  Richmond, VA
10/6/2022  Arts at Abingdon  - White Marsh, VA
10/7/2022  Sipe Center  - Bridgewater, VA
10/8/2022   Allegheny RiverStone Center  -  Foxburg, PA

10/20/2022 Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines

11/5/2022   Longview Community Concerts - Longview, WA

11/6/2022   Redmond Concert Association -   Redmond, OR
11/8/2022   El Dorado Community Concerts -   El Dorado, CA
11/12/2022  Plaza Arts Center  - Eatonton, GA
11/13/2022  Fripp Island Friends of Music  - Fripp Island, SC
11/14/2022  Behind The Moon  - Okatie, SC
11/17/2022  Sheen Center  - New York City, NY
11/18/2022  Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc.  -  Hazleton, PA
11/19/2022  Allentown Symphony  -  Allentown, PA
11/20/2022 Lebanon Comm Concerts  -   Lebanon, PA
12/8/2022   Crawford County Concerts -   Bucyrus, OH
12/9/2022   Trinity Concert Series -  Watertown, NY
12/10/2022 Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute -   Utica, NY
12/11/2022  Wolfeboro Friends of Music  -  Wolfeboro, NH

12/12/2022 Rockwood Music Hall – NYC, NY

12/16/2022 Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines

1/2/2023     Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines

1/13/2023   Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, TX
1/14/2023   Dosey Doe -The Big Barn -   Woodlands, TX
1/15/2023   Fredericksburg Music Club  -  Fredericksburg, TX
1/20/2023  Whidbey Island Center -   Langley, WA
1/21/2023 Port Ludlow Concert Association -   Port Ludlow, WA
2/10/2023 WYO Theater Inc.  -   Sheridan, WY
2/12/2023 Lenz Auditorium   - Pardeeville, WI

2/24/2023 Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines
3/5/2023   Truman State University  -  Kirksville, MO
3/7/2023   LuCille Tack Center   -     Spencer, WI
3/8/2023   Mabel Tainter Center  -  Menomonie, WI
3/9/2023   Savor the Arts Council   - Wisconsin Rapid, WI
3/10/2023 The Block  - Muskegon, MI
3/11/2023  Kerrytown Concert House -   Ann Arbor, MI

3/12/2023  Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines
3/18/2023  Town of Cary   -  Cary, NC

3/22/2023 – Feinstein’s/54 Below  - NYC, NY

3/24/2023  Hannibal, MO
3/26/2023  Albert Lee, MN
3/27/2023  Fergus Fall, MN
3/28/2023  Roseau, MN
3/30/2023  Belle Fourche, SD

4/11/2023  Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines
4/23/2023  Antelope Valley Community Concerts  -  Lancaster, CA
4/27/2023  Midwest Theatre - Scottsbluff, NE
4/29/2023  Chisholm Trail Arts -  Duncan, OK

5/13/2023  Caribbean - Headliners for Celebrity Cruise Lines

BIOS

 

“TAKE3 grabbed that light with a bold, aggressive tone and a body language that speaks loud and clear to audiences raised on rock videos.” LA Times

 

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. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, TAKE3 has expanded their repertoire from Bach and Beethoven to Bieber and The Beach Boys. The Nevada Sagebrush says of TAKE3 “…. this group gave us a tremendous night of undisputed talent from some of the most passionate musicians around.”  Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and their signature classical mashups. Highlights from recent performances include appearances with the North Charleston POPs, the Cape Symphony, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphonies of Victoria, Midland and Springfield as well as at Music in the Mountains, Redlands Bowl, OK Mozart Festival, Festival Mozaic, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill, and Bear Valley Music Festival. Upcoming performances include notable debuts in NY including 54 Below, Sheen Center, Rockwood Music Hall, and around the country at Bradford Creative, Cappella Performing Arts Center, Frostburg University, Truman University among many others. The trio keeps a busy tour schedule, performing over 60 performances around the globe each season.

 

TAKE3’s interactive lighting shows, comedic stories of their journey from scales in conservatory practice rooms to pop music in packed stadiums, come together in unforgettable experiences that have fired up concert goers all over the nation.

 

TAKE3 offers shows with dancers, full orchestra, small backup band, as well as trio only. In addition to extensive touring, the group has earned accolades for its outreach programs for children of all ages, delivering a message of hope, inspiration, and the importance of following dreams with vigorous tenacity.

Lindsay Deutsch

Violin/Vocals

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TAKE3 was created by violinist/vocalist, Lindsay Deutsch, Yanni's featured violin soloist, with whom she has toured throughout most of the 7 continents. Ms. Deutsch began her career as a classical soloist, performing concerti with symphony orchestras around the country. Her 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.

 

Ms. Deutsch has become an ambassador for the Violins of Hope project, performing on violins saved in the Holocaust in venues around the country, including the Soraya center in Los Angeles and with the Livermore Symphony in San Francisco. Ms. Deutsch can be heard throughout Netflix’s popular show, The Witcher and the Hulu series All About Pam. Her performances on these Sony soundtracks reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and received millions of streams worldwide.

 

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