348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Friday, July 5 2024.


 On Friday, July 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


This presentation is a museum docent’s guide to the inner workings of Beethoven’s charming Spring Sonata and the monumental G-minor Piano Quartet of Brahms, with violinist and conductor Scott Yoo. Scott is a master teacher and star and executive producer of the hit show “Now Hear This” on PBS’s “Great Performances,” the first show about classical music in 50 years. Mr. Yoo will join his fellow musicians, William Ransom, Ani Aznavoorian, and Yinzi Kong as they give an unusual behind-the-scenes look at these masterpieces. The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival opens its 43rd Season with these musicians performing these two pieces. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn about these pieces and enjoy them more deeply.

Location: Performing Arts Center Martin-Lipscomb Theatre. Please do not call the PAC to register.

Presenter: American conductor and violinist Scott Yoo is the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Music Director of Festival Mozaic. He is the Conductor of the Colorado College Music Festival, and the founder of the Medellín Festicámara, a chamber music program that brings together world-class artists with underprivileged young musicians. Mr. Yoo has led numerous symphony orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in his Carnegie Hall debut. Mr. Yoo recently conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in recordings for Sony Classical. As a violinist, Mr. Yoo has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New World Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Yoo received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, studied violin with Roman Totenberg, Albert Markov, Paul Kantor and Dorothy DeLay, and conducting with Michael Gilbert and Michael Tilson-Thomas.

Notes: Cancellation Policy Please let us know immediately if you are unable to attend a class. There is no refund for cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to a scheduled class. Programs that include food, beverage or art materials must be canceled within three (3) weeks prior to receive a refund. CLE reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment has not been met or for circumstances beyond our control, and participants will be notified, a complete refund will be issued. All classes are held in the CLE Lecture Hall at the Peggy Crosby Center unless otherwise noted. In the event information has changed from the published brochure, it will be posted on our website and in our e-blasts. Addresses for “private home” venues will be provided to registrants within 2 days of the program date.

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