August 2019

#SOchats with Naomi  
Hello and welcome to our August SOchats. I’m Naomi Chaitkin Nimmo, the Executive Director.  We started this monthly chat room so we can answer your questions and talk about the orchestra and the response has been great!  Please keep the comments and questions coming. Thanks.
Q:  When are you sending our season tickets????
A:Tickets were mailed on Friday, August 16.  If you haven’t received your tickets by August 30, please email me at Be sure to look for “Important! Open now!”on the front of the envelope.
Q: Will we get a map of Summers Corner PAC?
A: Yes. In the mailing is:
  • Your season tickets;
  • A letter answering some FAQs. Please read this;
  • On the back of the letter is a map; and
  • Our season brochure so you have more information about the season.
Q: Is there a way we can visit the SCPAC before the first concert in October?
A: Unfortunately we have had to cancel the September 29 “Prelude to a Season.” Perhaps you can drive to the SCPAC and at least familiarize yourselves with the location.
Q: Are there still season tickets available for purchase?
A: Yes.   Click here to purchase tickets.  You may pay with credit card or print an application and mail a check. Or you may call us at the office, 843-873-5339, and we’ll take your order on the phone.
Q: When will single tickets go on sale?
A: Probably the middle of September. Check our website frequently for more information.
Q: Where will the 9/11 Memorial concert be held?
A: At Summerville Baptist Church on September 6, 2019. No tickets are required.  Seating is limited and the doors will at 6:30 PM.
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Interviews with the Musicians
Toni Scott
Toni Scott
French horn
Where are you from?
  • I was born in New Orleans but lived most of my life in Mobile, Al. (Gulf Coast)
Tell us about your family.
  • I’m married to Rev. John Scott, and we have 3 adult children (1 daughter we lost to Cystic Fibrosis at 22), 1 granddaughter in the Navy and stationed in Norfolk, Va., and 2 dogs, Barnabas and Abigail (Australian Shepherds-ish).
Education and previous careers.
  • I attended all-girls Catholic School (that happened to be across from all boys Catholic (how convenient) where Jimmy Buffett attended.   Then I studied Music at the University of Southern Mississippi.   Most of my work has been in the area of medical marketing of hospitals and assisted living facilities. Also I worked at Parisian in Retail Sales which was a fun job and I especially enjoyed the Employee Discount.
What is your day job?
  • I am the chef-owner of Parish House Catering of Summerville (843) 330-2248 (10 Years); previously, chef-owner of Parish House Tea Room (another 10 years).  In our move to South Carolina I decided to try something new and opened Parish House Tea Room. When we moved to Summerville, I limited myself strictly to catering. (One of my first events was catering Yuriy and Jenny Bekker’s Wedding.)
What position do you hold with the Summerville Orchestra and what other activities do you do with the orchestra?
  • I play 4th horn, assistant first or wherever I am needed.
Why did you choose your instrument?
  • I began my musical adventure at 5 years of age when I found a bugle in our attic. I have just loved music all of my life. I “upgraded” to the trumpet at 9 and played until my junior year in high school. When I found that many of my friends were switching to different instruments, I decided that I would try something different and I chose The Horn (it was the only instrument left). It was love at first sight.
What do you like best about SO?
  • “What’s not to love?” I have been with the orchestra for ten years and have been witness to its transformation that is nothing short of phenomenal!   But, best of all is having the privilege of joining so many talented musicians from different backgrounds and ages who all have one thing in common and that is dedication to The Summerville Orchestra and our incredible conductor, Wojciech.
If you could play any other instrument, which one would it be?
  • Baritone or Bagpipes – can’t explain it.
Besides music what are your favorite things to do?
  • Fishing, crabbing, rowing, swimming, the mountains, traveling, cooking, music.