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Where did you grow up? Toledo, Ohio Where do you currently live? Green Creek, NC What instrument do you play? Cello Educational background: BS in Music Indiana University with teachers Janos Starker, Fritz Magg; MM in Music Bowling Green State University with teacher Peter Howard; Post-grad cello studies with George Neikrug Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): I have two… Read More

Where did you grow up? Plattsburgh, NY Where do you currently live? Stow, MA What instrument(s) do you play? Cello Educational background: BM Ithaca College School of Music; MM New England Conservatory Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): Husband, David, also a cellist in PSO. Two children, Daniel and Bekah, both adopted from Cambodia. How did you get started in… Read More

Where did you grow up?  Rapid City, SD. Where do you currently live?  Roslindale, MA (part of Boston). What instruments do you play?  Cello.  I am fortunate to share music with the best stand partner in the world! Educational background:  Rapid City Public Schools; Boston University for BM and MM. Family, Pets, Kids:  Married to violinist (and occasional PSO… Read More

Where did you grow up? Portland, ME What instrument do you play? Cello Educational background: Early cello studies in Portland with Katherine Graffam. Other primary cello teachers: David Wells, Paul Olevsky, Bernard Greenhouse, Raya Garbousova, Harvey Shapiro. Undergrad performance degree from State University of NY/Albany, Master’s performance degree from Univ. Maine/Orono, Maine public school teaching certification. Began with… Read More

Where did you grow up? Bowling Green, OH Where do you currently live? South Paris, ME What instrument do you play? Cello Educational background: Curtis Institute and graduate work at Indiana University Began with the PSO: In 1981 What non-PSO musical activities do you participate in? I was with Sebago/Long Lake Chamber Music Festival for 20 years, and was Director for… Read More

Where did you grow up?  Orono, Maine. Where do you currently live?  South Portland, Maine. What instruments do you play?  Viola, violin. Educational background:  BA University of Southern Maine; M.Div. Bangor Theological Seminary; D. Min. Bangor Theological Seminary. Family, Pets, Kids: Live with husband, a Plotthound and a Greyhound. Both dogs are rescued from an animal… Read More

What instruments do you play? viola, viola da gamba, viola d’amore, baroque viola What is your educational background? Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in music, Masters from Manhattan School of Music in viola When did you start playing for the PSO? And where else do you perform? 1989, Vermont Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic Where did… Read More

Where did you grow up? Sioux Falls, South Dakota Where do you currently live? Scarborough, Maine What instrument(s) do you play? Viola and violin Educational background: Bachelor of Music – University of Minnesota; Master of Music, Violin Performance & Literature – Eastman School of Music Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): Two sons, ages 13 and 7; husband, Robert Lehmann,… Read More

Where did you grow up? Portland, Maine Where do you currently live? South Casco, Maine What instrument do you play? Viola Educational background: Deering High School in Portland class of 1967. Graduated from New England Conservatory of Music and done graduate studies at the University of Colorado in Bolder. Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): Married with two grown children… Read More

Where did you grow up? Houston, TX. Where do you currently live? Jamaica Plain, MA. What instrument do you play? Viola. Educational background: Longy School of Music – Graduate Performance Diploma, 2009; Univ. of Hartford, The Hartt School – Master of Music, 2005; Longy School of Music – Undergraduate Diploma, 2003. Family, Pets, Kids: I live in JP with my… Read More

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This year’s Youth Concert will feature a performance of Carnival of the Animals: Remix, an engaging and reimagined version of Saint-Saëns’ famous work. Featuring local artists including a rapper, a Native American flute player, and an erhu player, this interactive daytime performance is perfect for all elementary students (K-4).

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