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YOGA + LIVE MUSIC

DSO String Quartet
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YOGA + LIVE MUSIC

DSO String Quartet

Tuesday, June 29, 2021—7:00pm

Tuesday, June 29, 2021—7:00pm
1 hour

Practice yoga outdoors to live music performed by DSO ensembles! A Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor leads a limited-capacity socially distant group yoga session in the DSO’s Sosnick Courtyard open to all skill levels. Experience the bliss of warm summer air and the sense of community that comes from safely enjoying live music and yoga with others. Namaste.

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:
General Admission $20

Artists

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.

Hart Hollman

Viola

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.

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.

Jing Zhang

Second Violin

Violinist Jing Zhang began studying the violin at the age of 4. She entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music on the Fu Cheng-Xian Scholarship at the age of 10 as the youngest of only four violinists accepted that year. She received her Master’s of Music and Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein.

Jing has performed extensively around the world--her most memorable concert performances including those given in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore and her native China. She has appeared in numerous recitals and programs, including the Temple Israel’s Schmier Concert in Detroit; the premiere of the Perlman Music Residency Program in Vermont; and many others at New England Conservatory and Shanghai Conservatory--where she has often been invited to visit back and play as a top graduate and renowned alumna. Jing has also performed as a soloist with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.

Jing has won multiple national and international competitions, including fourth prize at the Fourth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the Gold Award in the Second "Pu Gong Ying" National Violin Competition, and third prize in the Seventh National Youth Violin Performance Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and in the 2012 San Diego Symphony auditions for violin. Jing was a finalist in the 2011 Cleveland Orchestra and 2012 Chicago Symphony Orchestra auditions. She has attended festivals such as the Morningside Music Bridge Summer Camp in Canada, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Perlman Music Program and the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop.

Outside of her mastery of the violin, Jing starred in a 2002 Chinese film "Together," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In her spare time, Jing enjoys spending time with her friends and being outdoors.

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