Show artwork for DSO Outdoors | String Quartet
Summer

DSO Outdoors | String Quartet

{{ vm.availability_status }}
Buy Tickets

DSO Outdoors | String Quartet

Monday, July 11, 2022—7:00pm

Monday, July 11, 2022—7:00pm
Sosnick Courtyard
2 hours

Experience the talent of DSO musicians, the bliss of warm summer air, and the sense of community that comes from enjoying live music with others. A DSO Quartet will perform Dvořák’s famous American Quartet, selections from Scott Joplin, and celebrated Motown tunes arranged by DSO cellist Jeremy Crosmer.

Tickets:
VIP – $100 (patio table for two) 
General Admission – $20 (folding chairs available first-come, first-served; or bring your own chair/blanket)

Masks are strongly recommended for all patrons attending events at The Max and other DSO venues. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests is required upon entry. Visit dso.org/safetyplan for more information. 

Artists

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.

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.

Hang Su

Viola

Hang Su was born in Zhengzhou, China, grew up in Beijing and moved to the United States in young adulthood. A three-time recipient of the Leni Febland Foundation Scholarship, Hang was also granted the Alfred Charles Mobus, Jr. Scholarship while studying at the USC Thornton School of Music. As the first-prize winner of the California Young Artist Competition, he has also won the Idyllwild Arts Concerto Competition and the National Debut Competition held by the Young Musicians Foundation.

Hang has performed concerts throughout the U.S. and China in halls including Kennedy Center, Annenberg Hall, Royce Hall, Sheonberg Hall, California Center for the Arts, Newman Hall, Bovard Auditorium, Zipper Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wilshire Ebell Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Beijing Concert Hall.

Hang has been the Principal Violist of the International Chamber Orchestra, Debut Symphony Orchestra, American Youth Symphony and the Colburn Orchestra. He also received a full scholarship to participate in the Music Academy of the West two times. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Ralph Gothoni, Arnold Steinhardt, Ronald Leonard, Dennis Trembly, Margaret Batjer, Peter Stumpf and members of the Ysaÿe quartet.

Hang has studied with Paul Coletti, Ralph Fielding, Xiaolong Liu and Donald McInnes.

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.

DSO Summer Sessions in Sosnick Courtyard

Recommended for You

DSO Summer

Warm weather. Live music. A perfect night out.

EXPLORE EVENTS

HEAR THE POSSIBILITIES

$

Your generous gift makes world-class music at the DSO possible, fueling the community connections, life-changing education and captivating programming that impacts more than 500,000 people a year!

Artwork for Sosnick Courtyard
Presented at
Sosnick Courtyard
51 Parsons Street, Detroit, MI
Venue Information

Our Stories

EXPLORE