Ellen Caruso Olson
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY Member: 1985
What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
That my husband Eric and I have a chamber music series, The San Marco Chamber Music Society, that they should check out. Concerts are free and you can see many symphony players up close and hear them in a chamber music environment. What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to search for bargains on Ebay and Craigslist. I especially enjoy buying something old to repair or restore. I’ve repaired and customized vintage Barbie dolls and refinished old furniture. Sometimes I like to look for unique old things that they don’t make anymore. I also occasionally sew and make unique oboe reed cases from old cigarette cases. I am also addicted to Dr. Who. I’ve probably seen 99% of Dr. Who episodes made since 1964.
Do you have pets?
We have a cute cat named Eleanor, who we call Ellie or Ellie Fant, who hates music, poor creature.
Who is your favorite composer?
Don’t have one.