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Clark Park Culture & Arts Festival

Clark Park Culture & Arts Festival

Saturday, August 21, 2021-3PM

Saturday, August 21, 2021-3PM
3 hours

FREE event - no tickets required.

In Fall 2020, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra launched a new initiative with Detroit communities at the center. Since that time, we have connected with nearly 600 Detroit residents and over 50 community organizations to learn about and to support the important work being done in our city each day. At the heart of our Detroit Neighborhood Initiative are the people who live, work, and grow in this incredible city. We are here to celebrate the arts, Detroit's vast and rich array of cultures, and the joy of creating and experiencing music together. We invite you to join us for Clark Park Culture and Arts Festival, co-designed with community members and local organizations. The event will feature music, theater, dance, and interactive arts activities for people of all ages including performances by musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Matrix Theatre, Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel, COMPÁS, and Sphinx Organization!


Venue Location: 1130 Clark Ave, Detroit, MI 48209


Marguerite Deslippe

First Violin

Marguerite Deslippe was born in Riviere-aux-Canards, Ontario. As a teenager, she was comfortable with every genre of music. At the age of 8, she was invited to perform in Toronto as one of Canada's promising young artists. As a child, she also studied piano, voice, and flute.

While still in high school, Marguerite performed regularly in chamber music series in Canada and Michigan. As concertmaster of the Windsor Symphony, her quartet was featured on national CBC broadcasts, both on radio and television. She attended Wayne State University on a full scholarship, and studied with former DSO violinist Emily Austin. As a student, she spent much of her time in recording studios, working with Motown artists.

Marguerite has also studied with members of the Concord String Quartet and members of the Fine Arts Trio. She furthered her skills studying with Steven Staryk, one of the leading concertmasters and soloists of our time.

Marguerite won her audition in Detroit while in her mid twenties, and since then has performed in chamber concerts at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Brunch with Bach Series, the Cranbrook American Artist Series, and the Marygrove Saturdays at Four Series. Marguerite is also high in demand as a private teacher, and enjoys coaching student ensembles. Her principal instrument is a French instrument crafted in the 18th century by Pique.

Marguerite is the mother of two sons. Her family shares the house with three Samoyeds that are all adopted from rescue shelters.

Rachel Harding Klaus

First Violin

Born in Chicago, Rachel studied violin with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where the faculty awarded her the coveted Joseph and Elsie Scharff Prize in Violin and the Dr. Jerome Gross Prize. Previous teachers have included Michael Avsharian, Steven Shipps and Sonja Foster.

In the fall of 2004, she won the concerto competition at the Cleveland Institute and performed the Bartok Concerto with the CIM Orchestra. In June of 2005, Rachel was a prizewinner in the International Irving M. Klein String Competition, Kingsville, and Stulber Competition. She was also the grand prize winner of the Corpus Christi International String Competition. She has soloed with various orchestras, including the Asheville, Kalamazoo, Corpus Christi and Colorado symphonies.

Rachel is an avid chamber music player and was a violinist for many years in the Harding Piano trio, along with her two sisters. The Harding Trio won prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman and ASTA chamber competitions. In 2009, Rachel won a position with the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Concert Master. In 2012, Rachel joined the DSO as a member of the second violins, moving to the first violin section the following year.

Hart Hollman


Hart Hollman came to the DSO in 1973 from the Baltimore Symphony, before which he was Principal Violist and Soloist for the North Carolina Symphony. He graduated from Indiana University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, where he studied with David Dawson. His past teachers include David Madison (Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra) for violin studies, Max Aronoff (Head Viola Teacher at Curtis Institute) for viola studies, and Joe Depasqualle (Principal Violist Philadelphia Orchestra) for orchestral excerpts.

His solo career has included performances with the North Carolina Symphony, York Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Farmington Philharmonic, New Center Symphony and Warren Symphony. His chamber music involvement has included 23 years with the American Artists Series, time as faculty member of the Utah Music Festival, founder of the Amble Music Festival String Quartet and other professional Quartets. Hart is extremely active as a private viola teacher and chamber music coach, and plays a large role in school music enhancement programs.

Hart’s other interests have included sail boat racing (10 Port Huron-Mackinaw races), rock climbing, marathons, triathlons, painting,drawing (seven years at the Baum Art School), and co-founder of the Over-The-Hill-Gang in its 32nd year of backpacking in the United States and Europe. He also loves photography.

Jeremy Crosmer


Jeremy Crosmer is a remarkable young artist—both as a cellist and a composer. He completed multiple graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in cello, composition and theory pedagogy, and received his D.M.A. in 2012 at age 24. From 2012 to 2017 he served as the Assistant Principal cellist in the Grand Rapids Symphony, and joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in May of 2017.

Jeremy is the composer and arranger for the GRS Music for Health Initiative, which pairs symphonic musicians with music therapists to bring classical music to hospitals. In March of 2017 the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital launched a music channel that runs continuously, using four hours of meditative music composed by Jeremy and performed by musicians of the GRS.

Jeremy is a founding member of the modern music ensemble Latitude 49. He is also a current member of the band ESME—a duo that aims to broaden the education of classical music by bringing crossovers and mashups of pop and classical music to schools throughout Michigan. ESME released its first CD in December of 2016.

In April of 2013 Jeremy toured London with the Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra, performing the Boccherini G Major Concerto, No. 7. He performed the Vivaldi Double Concerto with Alicia Eppinga and the GRS in March of 2016. While still in school, Jeremy was awarded the prestigious Theodore Presser Graduate Music Award to publish, record and perform his Crosmer-Popper duets. He recorded the duets with Julie Albers, and both sheet music and CD recordings are available online.

Jeremy has taught music theory, pre-calculus and cello at universities across Michigan. He draws mazes, writes science fiction and plays good old country fiddle in his spare time.

Matrix Theater Company


Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel