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Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors

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Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors

DSO String Quartet

Wednesday, June 16, 2021—7:00pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021—7:00pm
45 minutes

Join us for an outdoor, socially distant chamber music performance at Sosnick Courtyard. Experience the incredible artistry of musicians from your Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the bliss of warm summer air, and the sense of community that comes from enjoying live music with others.

General admission tickets are available for $20 per person. Please bring your own chair or blanket.

A limited number of VIP experiences offering reserved seating near the stage with a patio table are also available for $100 (2 people).

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and staff is our top priority, and event attendees should follow protocols that keep us all safe. The DSO is following all current recommendations by the State of Michigan for masks. Please visit dso.org/safetyplan for more information.

Tickets
VIP - $100 (includes VIP bistro table seating for 2 near the stage)
GA - $20 (general admission - please bring your own chairs and blankets)

Artists

Laurie Goldman

First Violin

Laurie Goldman was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York. When she was three, the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas. A year later, her mother had a chance encounter with another mother which led to Laurie beginning violin lessons with Eleanor Allen, a Suzuki violin teacher. Mrs. Allen was an excellent teacher who had several other pupils who became professional violinists as well. Laurie attended Haverford College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude. While in the Philadelphia area, she studied with David Arben, Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster. She received a Master of Music at the University of Michigan, where she studied with Camilla Wicks and Jacob Krachmalnick.

Laurie joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1991. She has made numerous appearances as a soloist in the Detroit area, appearing with the orchestras of Toledo, Dearborn, Allen Park, and Grosse Pointe among others. She made her Detroit Symphony Orchestra solo debut in 1996. Also active as a chamber musician, Laurie has performed in ensembles at Interlochen, the Grand Teton Music Festival and at venues in the Detroit area. She has appeared in several recitals to benefit the DSO Volunteer Council.

Laurie is grateful for the help of her parents and, especially, her grandparents. Although they grew up with very little indeed, they made great sacrifices to allow their children, and by extension, their grandchildren to be successful in music and otherwise.

Alexander Volkov

Second Violin

A native of Athens Greece, Russian violinist Alexander Volkov joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2020. 

Alexander studied with Professor Atis Bankas and Peter Seminovs at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy for Young Artists as well as the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. He was a recipient of The Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarships, receiving full scholarship for his degree.

During the pursuit of his degree in Violin Performance, Alexander participated in a variety of festivals, competitions and training programs. Over several years, he won first prizes in Kiwanis, Leons, North York festivals. In addition, he was a three-time first-place winner of the Canadian Music Competition and was awarded the grand prize in 2013. The following year, he won the Glenn Gould Concerto Competition where he performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Leon Fleisher. He also frequently performed as a soloist with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, York Symphony, and Aurora Chamber Ensemble and Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra.

Alexander participated in prestigious orchestra-training festivals such as the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, Leonard Bernstein’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany (twice), and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan (thrice). These training programs led him to perform as a fellow at the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Most notably, he trained at the Institute for Orchestral Studies at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. 

Prior to joining the symphony, Alexander held section violin positions at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada and Quebec Symphony Orchestra in Quebec City, Canada. He was a frequent substitute violinist at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He owes his achievements to his parents, who are graduates of the Moscow Conservatory and have extensive musical backgrounds.

Caroline Coade

Viola

Caroline Coade is the 3rd chair violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and was the Acting Assistant Principal Violist of the DSO for the 2013-2016 seasons. Prior to her appointment in 1996 with the DSO, Caroline performed regularly with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and held positions with Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra (Philadelphia) and the opera companies of Philadelphia and Santa Fe.

Equally at home teaching as she is on the concert stage, Caroline is a passionate educator who was named Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) in 2016. Her prizewinning students include the 2019 Sphinx Competition 3rd prize winner, a 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition semi-finalist, the top prizewinner of the Society of Musical Arts 2019 Young Artist Competition, and a finalist of the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Viola at SMTD since 2005 and was Adjunct Professor of Viola at Detroit’s Wayne State University from 1998-2015.

As a judge, Caroline was one of nine international adjudicators for the Primrose International Viola Competition final rounds. In 2018, she was one of five judges for the prescreen round of the Primrose Competition. Continuing her advocacy for the arts and education, Caroline spends her summers as artist faculty as summer music festivals. She has been artist faculty at Center Stage Strings/MPulse Institute at the University of Michigan for summers 2016-2019. She is artist faculty at the Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute in South Carolina since Summer 2018. For Summer 2019, Caroline will join the faculty of Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in VT. Previous artist faculty roles include the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival in New York (summers 2012-15), the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine (summers 2012-15) and at the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD (summers 2011-13).

Caroline has given master classes at the Colburn Conservatory (CA), Oberlin Conservatory (OH), Boston University (MA), Longy School of Music (MA), Baylor University (TX), and Michigan State University. Her students have won coveted spots in the major music schools including The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Rice University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Boston University, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Michigan, New England Conservatory, and Yale University.

In 2016, Caroline was named the Artistic Director for WRCJ 90.9FM Classical Brunch chamber music series at the Community House in Birmingham, MI. In this role, Caroline curates the programs, does radio voice over work to advertise the series, and performs. As a chamber musician, Coade regularly plays with her colleagues at the Detroit Symphony and the University of Michigan, and with her colleagues at summer music festivals. Caroline has performed at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival (MI), Laurel Festival of the Arts (PA), and the Marlboro Music Festival (VT). As violist with the Woodland Trio (flute, viola, harp), she concertized around the U.S, Canada, and at the Printemps Musicale des Alizes of Morocco.

A San Diego native, Caroline began taking Suzuki violin lessons at age 6 and switched to the viola at age 14. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy (MI) and went on to receive a bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, an artist diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music, and a master of music degree from The Juilliard School. Her principal teachers include Karen Tuttle, Joyce Robbins, Jeffrey Irvine, David Takeno, David Holland, and Eugene Becker.

Caroline plays on a Domenico Busan viola c. 1750 on generous loan from The Mandell Collection of Southern California.

Abraham Feder

Assistant Principal Cello

Abraham Feder began his tenure with Detroit Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in the fall of 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2018, he served as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Santa Fe Opera. Abraham began his orchestral career as Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and Cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet from 2008-2016.

Abraham has been featured as a soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Americas, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, as a member of the Chroma Quartet, he founded the Tuesdays with Chroma concert series in Sarasota.

An avid chamber musician, Abraham has performed with Ricardo Morales, Amy Oshiro Morales, and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Richard Hirschl, Brant Taylor, Kenneth Olson, and Yuan-Qing Yu of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO); Stephen Balderston, former Assistant Principal cellist of the CSO; Desomd Hoebig, former Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra; Danielle Belen; Joseph Silverstein; Ray Chen; Christopher O’Riley; and Leonidas Kavakos.

Abraham earned his Master’s Degree under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music at The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. His teachers have also included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey.

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