Ellen Caruso Olson
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY Member: 1985
What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
I am thrilled to be playing in the orchestra now. In the last 34 years, I’ve seen the orchestra grow and improve and I believe the orchestra is experiencing a period of great artistic growth now.
Do you have any pre-concert rituals or routines?
Make sure I have enough sleep.
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 any pets? Tell us about them!
Eleanor the cat who is the cutest cat in history.
Founded the San Marco Chamber Music Society in 2008. With the Society traveled to Oxford England to perform in 2016. Planning a trip to Berlin and Hamburg to perform in June 2019.
Hofstra University; Puerto Rico Symphony 1984-1985