On Sunday afternoon, December 17, TAKE3 trio dazzled Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA)’s sold-out Lincoln Hall audience with world class artistry and entertainment, bringing the refinement of their rigorous classical music backgrounds infused with rock-star charisma – in “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 PLUS “Amazing Grace”, “Misirlou”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones and their exquisite arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “Orange Blossom Special”.
The audience was thrilled, giving them multiple standing ovations, and on the way out of the hall, beaming with gratitude, exclaimed: “Please bring them back next year!” “Next year no matter what my great granddaughter is going to be here!” “The best ever – my favorite of all ARCA’s amazing artists.”
The group’s epithet is “Where ROCK meets BACH’ and their crossover artistry and ingenious musical arrangements ignited the audience with blazing technical virtuosity one moment followed by the most tender, poignant sensitivity the next, that touched the heart.
The incandescent energy of violinist Lindsay Deutsch is phenomenal and unequaled in any contemporary classical artist – truly “rock star charisma” – while having the virtuosity and “chops” of legendary violinists of the past. Her communication and visceral-emotional reach into the audience are consummate – a skill Lindsay said she learned in her many tours of the world with the master entertainer Yanni.
ARCA’s founder and President, Dr. Arthur Steffee congratulated the artists on their performance after the concert.
Afterwards, as many in audience went to The Allegheny Grille for supper, Lindsay Deutsch, Ting Li and Izzy Palacpac went from table to table as people applauded them, posing for photos.
Great thanks to Donna and Larry Edmonds for their very generous gift sponsoring the return of TAKE3 to Lincoln Hall.
And – they invited their family to the concert as well – who also were greeted by the Trio in the Grille. A joyous night of celebrating after an incomparable evening of world class artistry and entertainment.
Yes – TAKE3 definitely will be back! Do not miss them… your Soul will thank you.
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 – “Where ROCK meets BACH”. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, TAKE3 has expanded their repertoire from Bach and Beethoven to Bieber, Leonard Cohen, 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, TAKE3 performs with virtuosic instrumental cross-genre “chops” at the intersection where pop, rock and classical fusion collide.Described by audience goers asa mini–Trans Siberian Orchestra,TAKE3 is nothing short of exhilarating and has electrified audiences at venues and performing arts centers throughout the U.S. Their unmistakable style and infectious joy in music making brings them to over 60 stops in the U.S. during the 23/24 season.
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.
This threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds all around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and their signature classical mashups, in recent performances 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, Bear Valley Music Festival, Rockwood Music Hall, Cappella Performing Arts Center, Frostburg University, and Truman University among many others.
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.
As part of Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts’ Educational ArtReach program, on Monday, December 18, TAKE3 dazzled students in grades K-12 in three morning workshops and two afternoon assemblies in the partnership program with Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools in Foxburg.
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.