Beethoven's Belated 250th Birthday

March 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. Chicago Time in the Civic Auditorium

Address: 1001 Ridge St., LaPorte, IN 46350

This concert, which has been re-scheduled from last March, will feature our 6th and final Music Director Candidate, Dr. Wilbur Lin. We will be belatedly celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with a performance of his Symphony No. 7. Joining us on this concert is LCSO favorite, pianist Carey Scheck. Carey will join Dr. Lin and the LCSO in a performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Please note this concert has been moved from the Holdcraft Performing Arts Center to the Civic Auditorium in La Porte.

Featured Artists

Recently appointed to assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony, Wilbur Lin will be serving as the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras in addition to continuing his work as the artistic director of the summer seasons of the Chamber Philharmonic Taipei.

Lin began his musical education at the age of five. In 2008, the Taiwanese-American conductor founded a student orchestra, the Chamber Philharmonic Taipei, which is now a professional chamber orchestra with an active annual summer season funded by both the Arts Council of Taipei and the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture.

Lin briefly worked as assistant conductor at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Taiwan Symphony orchestras. He regularly works with Chamber Philharmonic Taipei and has conducted the Manchester Camerata, MAV Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), Taipei Philharmonic, Taiwan Symphony, Orquestra de Cadaqués (Spain), Missouri Symphony, and Windsor Symphony (Canada) orchestras. As a pianist, Lin coached and performed with the Indianapolis Opera, IU Opera Theater, and Reimagining Opera for Kids, in addition to his freelance work as a vocal coach and collaborator.

A recent graduate of Riccardo Muti’s Italian Opera Academy, Lin’s recent highlights include conducting Verdi’s Macbeth at Teatro Alighieri (Ravenna, Italy), Die Zauberflöte with the Winter Harbor Festival & Opera (Winter Harbor, Maine), and an appearance with Canada’s Windsor Symphony Orchestra, guest conducting El Salvador’s National Youth Orchestra, and the conclusion of Chamber Philharmonic Taipei’s seventh concert in its Bach Cantata Series.

Lin held the position of Lord Rhodes Scholar from 2013 to 2014, was a two-time recipient of Mortimer Furber Prize for Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), and holds a doctoral degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Lin has studied with Arthur Fagen and David Effron at IU, Clark Rundell and Mark Heron at RNCM, and Apo Hsu at National Taiwan Normal University. He has also received conducting coaching with Riccardo Muti, Sir Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko, Juanjo Mena, Jac van Steen, Mark Stringer, Paul McCreesh, and Helmuth Rilling.

La Porte’s own Carey Scheck is a Music Teacher in the La Porte Community School Corporation, and a graduate of Valparaiso University and Western Illinois University with degrees in Piano Performance. Carey will be performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the LCSO.

Carey’s appearance is sponsored by:
Alan & Kathleen Lang
Leigh & Marcia Morris
Bert & Adi Veenendaal


  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue- Carey Scheck, Piano Soloist
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

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