The incomparable Scotts return to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra as the featured artists on Saturday, February 13 playing Beethoven’s famous “Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano.” The performance, “Beethoven, Brahms and the Scotts,” will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.
According to CSO Artistic Director David Bowden, performing with their guest artists the Scotts (Beverly and Robin Scott and Robin’s wife Ahrim Kim) creates a sense of family. “They have a very warm, personal way in which they communicate with the audience as well as the Orchestra,” said Bowden.
Featuring them in Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major” (often known as “Triple”) is a fitting way to shine the light on this talented trio of musicians. “The symphony was written so that people who knew each other and liked performing together could do so,” said Bowden. “And that’s certainly our relationship with the Scotts.”
The Scotts’ artistic history is deeply intertwined throughout Central Indiana and beyond. While Beverly Scott serves as the assistant principal violinist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, he is an exceedingly accomplished pianist, holding degrees in both Viola and Piano Performance from Indiana University. Son Robin serves as concertmaster of the New York Classical Players and plays often with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as guest principal second violin. Cellist Ahrim Kim is the principal cellist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
The February performance begins with “España, Waltzes After Chabrier’s Rhapsody” by Emile Waldteufel. According to Bowden, the composer is best known for “The Skater’s Waltz.” “While often thought of as a ‘one-hit wonder,’ he was really a cool guy of his times,” said Bowden. “Much like the orchestras of the 1970s that added Beatles pieces to their ‘pops’ repertoires, Waldteufel took the popular Chabrier piece and created a waltz.”
Finishing the evening will be the orchestra performing Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor. While Brahms was touted as the next musical genius of his time in the 1850s, inner turmoil and uncertainty seemed to have jinxed his fate until 1876 when, after many years of work on it, this first symphony came together. A personal favorite of Bowden’s, the performance is sure to be both powerful and emotional.
Ticket-holders are invited to the free pre-concert presentation, Music Matters, at 6:45 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes conversation about the music of the evening.
Flex & Family subscriptions are available via the CSO office at 317.844.9717. Single tickets can be purchased by visiting TheCenterPresents.org or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. Discounts for students are also available including the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger and the $10 CollegePASS for College students. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org.