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Axel Strauss & Jeffrey LaDeur

J. S. Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minorProkofiev Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94Bloch Baal Shem (Three Pictures from Hasidic Life)Massanet Meditation from ThaïsTchaikovsky Valse Scherzo, Op. 34The first German artist to ever win the international Naumburg Violin Award in New York, Axel Strauss has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity and his musical sensitivity. The Salt Lake Tribune praised his well-rounded artistry by saying, “Strauss quickly established that he is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. But amid his technical acumen, there was a genuine musician. His interpretive prowess was delightful.” Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur enjoys an increasingly busy career as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. A founding member of the Delphi Trio, he has performed in concert around the world, his recitals have been broadcast by WFMT Chicago and South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and he is a highly sought after teacher and chamber music coach.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.