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Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors

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Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors

DSO Trio

Wednesday, August 18, 2021—7:00pm

Wednesday, August 18, 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

Sheryl Hwangbo Yu

Second Violin

Violinist Sheryl Sul Hwangbo Yu joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Born in South Korea, Sheryl began her violin studies at age 6. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Paul Kantor. She then received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School under Ronald Copes, where she also served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. Finally, Sheryl received a Professional Studies degree from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim.

Sheryl has won various competitions throughout the country, including the Juilliard Concerto Competition in 2010. She has also participated in numerous music festivals across the globe, including the Verbier Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival. Sheryl has been honored to receive various awards during her career, including the Virtu Foundation Scholarship, the Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, the C.V. Starr Scholarship and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship at the Juilliard School.

As a passionate chamber musician, Sheryl has performed in the Intensive Quartet Seminar, ChamberFest, Axiom, and was a member of the Carnegie Ensemble and the Ensemble FIRE (Future In REverse). She has studied and participated in master classes with many influential musicians, including the members of the Cleveland Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet, the Takács Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, and the Cavani Quartet.

Sheryl appears frequently across the metro Detroit area in chamber ensembles with her DSO colleagues. She recently moved to Detroit from Ann Arbor, and enjoys being outdoors with her dog Dooly.

David LeDoux

Cello

David LeDoux comes to the orchestra from the Syracuse Symphony, where he served as Principal Cellist from 2006-2012.

David has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, the Skaneatelas Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Oklahoma State University Symphony, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and the Mid-Texas Symphony.

David is an active and avid chamber musician, performing for many years with the Syracuse Society for New Music. As a committed private teacher, he spent last year as a cello instructor for Imagine Syracuse—-a music program in an inner-city school that was modeled after the El Sistema program in Venezuela.

Previous professional engagements for David included serving as Principal Cellist with the Baton Rouge (LA) Symphony, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony and the Louisiana Sinfonietta.

David has studied with Ronald Leonard, Dennis Parker and Kari Padgett Caldwell. Currently a resident of Madison Heights, David’s hobbies include reading, running and movies.

Jeffery Zook

Flute and Piccolo

Jeffery Zook has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section since 1992. His formal musical studies began at the Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at the University of Michigan. With additional studies in England, Mr. Zook attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and received the coveted Recitalists’ Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers have included William Bennett, Trevor Wye, Judith Bentley, Jacqueline Hofto, and former DSO piccoloist Clement Barone.

A prizewinner in many competitions, including the National Flute Association Young Artists Competition and William Byrd National Concerto Competition in Flint, Michigan, Mr. Zook has also been awarded of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mr. Zook made his solo debut with the DSO as a senior in high school, performing Mozart’s Concerto in C for Flute and Harp with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis at Ford Auditorium in 1982. Twenty years later, he took the stage at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall with Maestro Neeme Järvi conducting the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto. He appeared as a featured soloist at the National Flute Association convention in Minneapolis in 2017. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Zook co-hosted a chamber music festival, “Concerts in the Barn at Applewood,” at his Ontario farm home in Dyer’s Bay along with DSO violist Caroline Coade and harpist Kerstin Allvin. In 2002, this group traveled and performed throughout Morocco and was featured on the nation’s television network.

As a recording artist, Mr. Zook has recorded extensively for the Music Minus One label and is featured with fellow DSO flutist Sharon Sparrow on the popular band method book: Do It! Play in Band. In 2002, he teamed up with harpist Kerstin Allvin to produce Comfort and Joy! A Musical Celebration of Holiday Music for Flute and Harp. He is also featured on many revival Motown recordings produced in the past decade.

Highly in demand as a teacher, Mr. Zook has taught at the University of Michigan and is currently on the faculty of Oakland University. In 2018, he will be Visiting Professor at Western Michigan University. He is currently the chairman of the Piccolo Committee of the National Flute Association and has been past president of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association.

Mr. Zook lives in Pleasant Ridge with his partner David Assemany and miniature pinscher Dexter. They have named their renovated Dutch Colonial home The Cambridge Conservatory, a venue which hosts recitals, workshops, musical feasts, and fundraisers.

Jeffery Zook plays a 14K Haynes flute and the Burkart Piccolo.

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