TAKE3 Christmas – Classical Flair w/Rock-Star Charisma!

“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

The genre-smashing, virtuosic-crossover trio with a flair for the wild and unexpected that describes their music as “where Bach and Bieber collide” – TAKE3 – returns to Lincoln Hall by enthusiastic popular acclaim on Sunday, December 17, at 2:00 PM in a combined holiday and classically popular program. They will bring the refinement of their rigorous classical music backgrounds infused with rock-star charisma to joyous and moving Christmas classics from their popular Christmas CD.

ARCA is grateful for the very generous donation of donors Donna and Larry Edmonds, who have sponsored the return of the TAKE3 Trio to Lincoln Hall. 

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.”

This dynamic and charismatic threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Oldies, Americana, and their signature classical mashups – and everything in between including classical favorites.

From “O Holy Night”, “Ave Maria” and “Silent Night” to a “Nutcracker Medley”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in their Christmas portion of the program to  “Unchained Melody”, “Amazing Grace”, “What a Wonderful World”, and their exquisite arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Orange Blossom Special,  IT’S GOING TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT and HOLIDAY CHEER!

TAKE3 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 musical storytelling.

Known for their infectious and down-to-earth personalities on stage, the trio performs with virtuosic instrumental cross-genre “chops”.

ARCA is proud to be welcoming them back to Foxburg to perform for both its enthusiastic classical and popular music audiences an unforgettable holiday program to usher in the Christmas holiday – a night of thrilling entertainment for the whole family.

Concert tickets are $30 for Adults, $25 for ARCA Members and $5 for Students.   Buy online here or call to reserve:  724-659-3153 Cash or check at the door.

Post-COVID, there is no mask or vaccine passport requirement. Please refrain from attending if you are ill or if you have been exposed to anyone with COVID.

Standing ovation from the Lincoln Hall audience for the dazzling TAKE 3


About TAKE 3

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.

Highlights from recent performances include appearances with the North Charleston POPs, 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 New York 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 conveys an empowering message of joy and connection through music in high-energy performance of works ranging from the Beatles’ Yesterday and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Amazing Grace and Stand by Me.  

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 across the country.  The original music of TAKE3 can be heard throughout Netflix’s popular series “The Witcher” and on the Sony Witcher soundtrack.


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.

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.

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 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. 

Jason Stoll, Pianist

Artistic Statement:  “Whether I’m performing Bach, Chopin, Gershwin, or any great composer, my mission as a pianist is to instill inspiration and imagination in all of my audiences. When I perform, I feel like the piano and I are one entity, making my connection with the public even more deeply profound. Performing to me is such an exciting and spiritual experience, and I’m humbly grateful to use the medium of the piano to communicate the language of music to everyone.”

Southern Californian pianist, JASON STOLL, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career thus far.

Mr. Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition.

Over the years, Mr. Stoll has been both participant and performer at several notable summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, and Pianofest in the Hamptons. While in residence at these festivals, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of working closely with faculty from many prestigious conservatories and universities.

Mr. Stoll holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers included John Roscigno, Dmitry Rachmanov, Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, and David Louie.

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.
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 Mikala on television shows such as Netflix’s Chef’s Table and HBO’s The Brink . Ms. Schmitz will resume her award-winning tenure 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.


Plan to Make a Day of it in beautiful Foxburg and get some Christmas Shopping done at the Red Brick Gallery before the concert! 

Visit Foxburg this season, glittering with Christmas decorations and shop locally for one-of-a-kind gifts for those special people on your list.

The Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop Annual Holiday Art Show & Exhibit will be open before the TAKE3 Christmas concert on Sunday, December 17 from noon to 5 PM for your Christmas shopping – to find an early holiday gift for that special person on your list from the first floor offerings of talented Cooperative Artists from the region.

Original, high quality, artisan-made gifts created by Red Brick Gallery Cooperative Member Artists will be for sale on two floors of the gallery in a variety of media: Silver and gemstone jewelry, hand woven scarves and rugs, hand-turned wooden vases, rustic wooden tables and natural wood cutting boards, wearable art, hand-made baskets, oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, fine art photography, and greeting cards. There will be something for everyone on your holiday list, and maybe even a few items for yourself!

Make It a Foxburg Holiday Outing!  Combine your trip with lunch or dinner at The Allegheny Grille or  Foxburg Pizza, do wine tasting and some shopping at Foxburg Wine Cellars, buy chocolates to put under the tree and enjoy gourmet chocolate and specialty coffee at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista to fortify your spirits – or plan to stay Saturday or Sunday night at the newly renovated, romantic Foxburg Inn – reserve early and get the room with the fireplace! Or plan to spend the night up the river at Emlenton’s bed and breakfast,  The Barnard House.