About The Founder
Musicians contractor, LeeAnne Chenoweth, graduated from the SMU Meadows School of Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance, having been a recipient of the Meadows Artistic Achievement Award Scholarship. After working with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, she won a violin audition at Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra in 1990, working in FWSO until 2007. Early in 2007, she imagined her own concert series Timeless Concerts, and began planning.
“Right after graduation,” said Chenoweth, “I had to find a way to earn a living before getting that orchestra job, as there are not openings every year for your instrument. I gathered musicians I respected, who wanted to work with me on promoting special event work, invested in a music library, and contacted every musician’s contractor I could find, some asking me to go play for them.”
She auditioned to work as a substitute violinist in various orchestras, leading her to being known by more musician contractors. “At first, I was hired by other established ensembles to fill out their groups when needed, and eventually, different contractors would hire me to provide a string quartet or other ensemble for events.”
Chenoweth become known by many church music directors as well as event planners and would get called to play for weddings and private parties, as well as by corporations for business events such as grand openings or promotional events. After becoming a Ft. Worth Symphony musician, she would still contract ensembles for private events but was not often able to be one of the performers due to her Ft. Worth Symphony concert schedule. “I built a good group of performers I could depend on to lead the ensembles if I wasn’t there,” she said.
Because of her vast network, she focused on contracting musicians for special events, which she usually plays herself, as well as producing her own concert series, Timeless Concerts.
Contact Ms. Chenoweth: email@example.com.
The People Behind The Instruments
LeeAnne Chenoweth Lawson
Chenoweth began violin and piano lessons at age 5 in her hometown of Enid, Oklahoma. She graduated from SMU Meadows School of Arts with a bachelor's degree in violin performance.
Amela Koci is a member of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and substitute for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. She has been playing violin for twenty-five years.
Oliver Bennett Schlaffer
Oliver Bennett Schlaffer joined Timeless Concerts again in 2021. An expert in teaching the science of achievement through the study of excellence in the performing arts.
Dr. Timothy Angel completed his Doctorate of musical arts in violin performance at Texas Tech University. His first performance with Timeless Concerts was in April 2019.
Laura Logan Brandenburg
Laura Logan Brandenburg, DMA, served as harp instructor on the Texas Christian University faculty from 2001-2020. Founder and director of the Octavia Harp Ensemble, a performing group of 8.
Cellist Drew Johnson has played professionally with the Las Colinas Symphony since 2002. He is also a founding member of the 440 Alliance, and performs and records with many local bands.
Cellist Creed Miller holds a M.M. and a B.M. in Cello Performance, the former from Texas Christian University and the latter from Florida State University. He performs often with the Plano ...
Allie Miller is a section violinist in the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and Plano Symphony Orchestra and is the concertmaster, orchestra manager, and orchestra librarian at First Baptist Dallas.
Violist/Violinist Marcela Chavarria hold music degrees from the University of Costa Rica, Conservatorio de las Rosas in Mexico and from the Hogeschool Zuyd Conservatorium in Holland.
Jim Higgins was cellist with the Florida Symphony for 10 years. He is a founding member of Timeless Concerts, a concert series based in Arlington. Mr. Higgins also teaches music history and theory.