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Family Night in the Park: Lakeside String Quartet


Aug 6, 2017
06:00pm – 06:45pm

Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo

The Lakeside String Quartet will perform a special concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. Members of the quartet include Santino Ellis-Perez, Claire Tatman, James Braid and Allison Braid Olsen.

Ellis-Perez, 1st violin, grew up in Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor of Arts in violin performance from Arizona State University in 2013. He received an Artist Diploma from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 2016. Lakesiders may remember Santino’s performance of Benjamin Lloyd’s Lakeside Violin Concerto several years ago. He is currently in his sixth season with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

Tatman, 2nd violin, grew up in Sacramento. She received her Bachelor of Arts in violin performance from Arizona State University in 2013. She is currently performing with the Santa Monica Symphony. This is her first season as a member of the LSO.

Braid, viola, joined the LSO in 1965 as a student in the Music Collegium Institute under the Lakeside Summer Symphony’s first director, William Penny Hacker. He and his wife Colleen played in Canada after graduating from Baldwin Wallace University in 1972. They have both played in the LSO every summer since 1979. Colleen is principal viola and James has been concertmaster since 1990. James just finished his 43rd season as a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. On August 22, Braid will leave for a five country tour of Europe with the CSO.

Braid Olsen, cello, grew up in Cincinnati. She joined her parents as a member of the LSO in 1989. She is now principal cello of the LSO, and her husband Karl is a member of the bass section. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1995 and a master’s degree from the University of Akron in 1997. She and Karl are currently members of the Louisville Orchestra.

The quartet will play Dmitri Shostakovich’s "String Quartet No. 3 in F major." It was written in 1946, after the Soviet government censored Shostakovich’s "Symphony No. 9."

The string quartet has five movements and is directly related to Russia’s experiences during the war. Shostakovich named the movements in the manner of a war story: 1. Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm; 2. Rumblings of unrest and anticipation; 3. Forces of war unleashed; 4. In memory of the dead; 5. The eternal question: Why? And for what?

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Bradley Temple.

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