Member of the Week – Steve Laven

Every Wednesday, we will be featuring one Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra member to answer some fun questions about themselves. Today we will be hearing from Steve Laven, our principal cello.


Photo by Angel Amy Moreno

What are some of your favorite non-musical hobbies?

I like to hike, ski, play tennis and fish.

Throughout your history with Pro Arte, what has been your favorite concert?

I really enjoyed the concert when we played William Schuman Symphony Number 3.  It was a new piece for all of us and it was a pleasure getting to know it.  Kevin did a great job introducing it at the performance.

What foods and meals do you like to cook?

I like to cook spaghetti and meatballs, with Italian opera playing loudly on the stereo!

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