Before there was the Chicago Consort, Cellissimo, or Allegro...
The very first touring ensemble was simply the "Violin Performing Ensemble of the Western Springs School of Talent Education". This group went on WSSTE's first tour to Boston in 1988.
Take a close look. You'll see Ms. Daina Volodka, who taught at WSSTE until 2014, and Ms. Chrstina Castelli, who will perform as a featured soloist at the 35th Anniversary Concert!
Who's in this photo?
Violins (left to right, top row to bottom row): Mark Hannah, Catherine Berger, Jenny Christensen, Karina Volodka, Nora Dyer, Daina Volodka, Jenny Castelli, Ingrid Haugen, Joel Tellinghuisen, Chrissie Chow, Katie Hatmaker, Christina Castelli
Cello: Sean Tellinghuisen
Where's YOUR photo?
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