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Trio to bring unique sound to Clovis


January 19, 2020

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Lindsay Deutsch, Lila Yang and Irene Kim of Take3 perform on stage. The group will perform 7 p.m. Thursday at Marshall Auditorium.

CLOVIS - Using their backgrounds in classical music to take a string-instrument spin on hit songs old and new, the musical trio Take3 will bring their unique sound to Clovis this week.

It's part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series.

"Their reviews are dynamite and they've been opening their sets with a Pitbull song of all things," said Cultural Arts Series Director Christy Mendoza. "I asked them to start with that for our audience and I'm sure the kids here will love it."

The group features three soloist musicians with extensive track records performing hit songs like "Despacito," "Hallelujah," and the "Game of Thrones" soundtrack using classical string instruments.

Take3 consists of Lindsay Deutsch on violin, Lila Yang on cello and Irene Kim on piano, with each member being an accomplished musician in their own right, whether they went touring the world with Yanni or conducted solo performances in front of symphony orchestras around the nation.

This performance will also include the Cultural Art Series' first outreach component for the year as fourth-grade students from the Clovis school district have the opportunity to see Take3 for free during a special show at 1 p.m. Thursday at Marshall Auditorium.

"Every fourth-grader in the city is going to get to be bused in for this event," Mendoza said. "These outreach performances are so fun and they take the time to do everything with these kids."

Clovis Schools Director of Music Education Brandon Boerio said the district pays for students to attend the performance with funds from the Elementary Fine Arts Grant and that the shows often give local students a taste of something they've never experienced before.

"It's a nice cooperation and the biggest thing our kids get overall is that every kid in Clovis has the opportunity to see professional artists at work, not just the musically inclined students," Boerio said. "We're kind of in the middle of nowhere and though we have some talented local musicians, we don't have an orchestra or a ballet or any of those sort of things. Every kid in Clovis will have a chance to see three very great string players, which they likely haven't ever had a chance to see before."

Boerio said the best part of the district's partnership with the Cultural Arts Series is that over three years, kids from third to fifth grade will be able to rotate through and see three unique shows, whether that's a play, orchestra, ballet or something even more unique.

The main show will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Marshall Auditorium. Tickets will be $20 for general admission, $15 for students, service members and seniors or $45 for a five-person family pass. The box office opens at 2 p.m.

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