2018-07-12 / Local News

World-class musician to be performing in Cedar


LEELANEE STERRETT, a French hornist with the New York Philharmonic, will be briefly returning home this weekend to perform in the Leelanau Summer Music Festival. LEELANEE STERRETT, a French hornist with the New York Philharmonic, will be briefly returning home this weekend to perform in the Leelanau Summer Music Festival.

Reporter’s note: The time for this event ran incorrectly in the newspaper. Here is the corrected article.

The long-awaited performance of French hornist Leelanee Sterrett, a Leelanau County native and member of the New York Philharmonic (NYP), will take place this weekend in the annual Leelanau Summer Music Festival.
Getting a ticket will be problematic. Although all three 2018 festival concerts are sold out, seats may become available. To be put on a waiting list, call the box office at 231-736-7357.
“It’s been in the works for about two years,” said Carl Danakowski, artistic director of the festival, about Sterrett’s upcoming performance.
“We were fortunate to find a time when she had a break in her performance schedule that also works with the festival, which only runs from June to August,” Danakowski explained.
Sterrett’s concert is slated for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Arts and Education Centre — the second of three performances the festival hosts by critically acclaimed artists.
Sterrett will be joined on stage by several other Michigan natives, including her first horn teacher Julie Schleif.
Growing up, Sterrett was surrounded by a musically enthusiastic family. After attending Interlochen Arts academy, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her master’s degree from the Yale School of Music.
In recent seasons, Ms. Sterrett has made solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and at the 2015 International Horn Symposium with her Philharmonic colleagues. She currently acts as Associate Principal Horn with the NYP.
“Obviously she is at the absolute top of her field,” said Donakowski.

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The concert is at 7:00, not

The concert is at 7:00, not 8:00.