Take3, a dynamic chamber trio that merges classical and pop music with finesse, will astonish audiences of all ages during their visit to Reno Nov. 6-7. Their featured performance will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Nightingale Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno, as part of the School of the Arts’ 59th Performing Arts Series season.
With rock-star charisma and masterful technique, Take3 pairs classical and contemporary music, such as its electrifying rendition of Imagine Dragons’ “Natural” merged with the “Habanera” aria from Bizet’s opera “Carmen.” Violinist Lindsay Deutsch, cellist Leah Metzler, and pianist Irene Kim each received rigorous tutoring from world-renowned instructors. Deutsch is presently touring internationally with superstar Yanni. Collectively, the musicians have performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and other prestigious venues in the U.S. and abroad. Their diverse repertoire includes Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion Tango” and the Latin Grammy-winning hit “Despacito.”
Take3’s visit to Reno will begin with a free and family-friendly performance and discussion at the Downtown Reno Library on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6-7 p.m. at 301 S. Center St.
The Performing Arts Series concert is Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., when Take3 will perform for more than 400 audience members in Nightingale Concert Hall. During the 90-minute set, the trio will share its flair for the wild and unexpected, blending genres with conservatory refinement yet infused with the energy of rock and roll. Earlier that day, the internationally recognized violinist, Deutsch, will lead a master class for University violin and viola students.
Take3’s public performance and associated events are part of the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series season, which includes five shows by distinguished contemporary performers. The series continues on Feb. 27, 2020, with Martha Redbone’s performance of “Bone Hill: The Concert,” and concludes with the Austin, Texas-based bluegrass group, Steel Betty on March 12, 2020.
To purchase tickets for the Performing Arts Series, call Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office at (775) 784-4444, visit unr.edu/pas (convenience fees apply for online and phone purchases), or purchase in person at either Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office (open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1550 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level) or at the Church Fine Arts Box Office beginning one hour before performances. Orders received less than 10 business days before the date of the performance will be held at the Church Fine Arts Box Office for pick up.
In addition to the Performing Arts Series, the School of the Arts also presents the Reno Jazz Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Camp as well as world-class visual art exhibitions, musical performances, theatre productions, dance concerts and public arts events presented by the departments of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance. The school’s degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond. Finally, the School, as well as the College of Liberal Arts, encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, exhibitions, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.
The 2019-20 Performing Arts Series is funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Reno; WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; IGT; the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and the Graduate Student Association. In-kind support is provided by Circus Circus Hotel Casino, THE ROW – Reno, The Jesse Hotel & Bar, and CLM Design, Advertising, Interactive.