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16Feb
Church of Beethoven Oak Park presents violinist Cara Schlecker
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM The International Mansion
Date: February 16, 2020 to February 16, 2020
Where: The International Mansion, 509 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, United States, 60302
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The Church of Beethoven, Oak Park celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth with a brand new location! Welcome to the International Mansion in Oak Park. A 75-seat concert hall with a concert grand piano will delight and charm our audience. As our first performance of 2020, we proudly welcome violinist Cara Schlecker with pianist Paul Dykstra. The duo will present diverse, exciting and sensitive program featuring the works of Mozart, Fritz Kreisler, John Williams, George Gershwin and more. Violinist Cara Schlecker an avid performer and pedagogue in the Chicagoland area. She is a former Member of The Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In addition to serving as concertmaster and soloist with the Star Gate Orchestra, she has enjoyed playing with the Glendale and Macon Pops orchestras, Chicago Holiday Pops, as well as the Ann Arbor Symphony. Ms. Schlecker has performed internationally and made her Lincoln Center debut in 2012. She has had the pleasure of performing several times at both the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse and Le Poisson Rouge. Additionally, Ms. Schlecker has performed several chapter recitals on behalf of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Wagner Society of America. In January 2018, The University of Michigans Duderstadt Center and Gershwin Initiative released Ms. Schleckers video recording of Igor Frolovs Concert Fantasia on Themes from Gershwins Opera Porgy and Bess, op.19. She has appeared on Chicagos classical station WFMT radios Introductions. Ms. Schlecker was featured in the PBS special, A Grand Mercer Christmas with the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Additionally, she is a featured artist on a collaborative recording of voice and violin, Beloved, with tenor, Christian Ketter, available on iTunes and Amazon. Ms. Schlecker has performed with popular artists such as country-star Jo Dee Messina, The Ten Tenors of Broadway, actor/comedian Martin Short, to name a few. She performed on with Rod Stewart in his National Tour: Another Cou
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