Evening Music: The Braid Quintet

 Friday, August 7, 2020 
7:30pm-9:00pm  
Steele Memorial Bandstand

Although the popular Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) concert series has been postponed until 2021, we’re welcoming several smaller ensembles this summer. The Braid Quintet, featuring James Braid, Colleen Braid, Lori Bright, Allison Braid Olsen and Karl Olsen, will perform two chamber music concerts this summer.

The quintet will play Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach and music from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

James joined the LSO in 1979 and has been Concertmaster since 1988. He’s been a member of the first violin section of the Cincinnati Symphony since 1974. James is Concertmaster Emeritus of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and taught for many years at the School for the Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati. He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1972.

Colleen has played with the LSO since 1979 and is currently principal viola. She is the assistant principal viola in the Dayton Philharmonic where she also performs with the string quintet in educational programs. Colleen is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with degrees in music performance and music education.

Lori first played with the LSO in 1980. She has performed with Opera Columbus and the Springfield Symphony and currently plays with the Lima Symphony where she has been a member for 20 years. She attended Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s in music education and a master’s in library science.

Allison has been performing with the LSO for 32 years and is currently principal cello. She is a member of the Louisville Orchestra. She attended Rice University, the University of Akron and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music.

Karl has been a member of the LSO for 21 years. He’s also Acting Principal Bass in the Louisville Orchestra. Karl recently performed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” as a musical guest with Jim James and Teddy Abrams. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and Master of Music from Indiana University. View digital concerts and interviews with Allison and Karl at facebook.com/LOMusicians/.

Masks required. Please practice safe social distancing. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

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