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October 2|3 PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS with Jeffrey Biegel & Eric Riley October 30|31 MANCINI & MOONLIGHT with Teri Dale Hansen & Nat Chandler November 13|14 No SHARON ISBIN PLAYS RODRIGO with Sharon Isbin 2010/11 SEASON | HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2 Masterworks Performances: 3 Pull Out All The Stops Sharon Isbin Plays Rodrigo Catch a Rising Star La Boh�me in Concert Symphonic Revelations Mahler's Majestic Landscapes Brahms Brahms & Brahms! Oct 2-3 Nov 13-14 Jan 15-16 Feb 26-27 Mar 26-27 Apr 16-17 May 14-15 Capital BlueCross Pops: Mancini & Moonlight Oct 30-31 Simply Swingin' Jan 29-30 Dave Bennett Returns Mar 12-13 Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway Apr 30/May 1 17 Pull Out All The Stops (Masterworks I) Jeffrey Biegel and Eric Riley delight audiences with a sonic festival of keyboards...piano and organ (the Forum's 3,841 pipe organ!) Board of Directors ........................6 HSO Staff.......................................6 Pre-Concert Lecture Series ..........8 Letter from Board Chair & Executive Director .................. 14 Annual Fund Contributors ......... 40 HSO Corporate Sponsors ......... 46 HSO Musician Roster ................. 47 Masterworks I Program............. 16 Masterworks I Program Notes ... 18 Pops 1 Program.......................... 24 Masterworks II Program............ 28 Masterworks II Program Notes .. 30 Harrisburg Symphony Society .. 35 Volunteer Recognition ................ 37 Advertisers' Index ...................... 49 4 26 Mancini & Moonlight (Pops I) Guest artists Teri Dale Hansen and Nat Chandler take a stroll down lover's lane with this program full of dancing and romancing. 29 Sharon Isbin Plays Rodrigo (Masterworks II) Acclaimed multiple Grammy Winner Sharon Isbin is the reigning diva of classical guitar and the winner of Guitar Player Magazine "Best Classical Guitarist." 10 Stuart Malina Music Director 12 Malina's ease on the podium, engaging personality, and insightful interpretations have thrilled audiences wherever he has worked. Learn more about his exciting career and many accomplishments. Tara Simoncic Assistant Conductor Assistant Conductor to Maestro Malina and Youth Symphony Music Director, joined the HSO in July 2010 from an appointment as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony in Norwalk, Connecticut. 5 BOARD Of DIRECTORS Joe Lewin Nancy Dering Mock William Lehr, Jr. Col. Walter Tibbetts Bruce Darkes HSO STAff Stuart Malina Music Director Assistant Conductor Executive Director Director of Operations and Orchestra Personnel Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Graphic Design Chair Vice-Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Tara Simoncic Jeff Woodruff Susan Klick Treasurer Kim Isenhour Assistant Treasurer James Smeltzer Alice Anne Schwab Director of Education and Office Manager Symphony Legal Counsel Ronald M. Katzman Jocelyn Bowman Endowment Campaign Manager Patron Services Manager Finance Manager Development Assistant Immediate Past Chair William Murray, M.D. Patricia Ferris Carlin Luz Chair, Harrisburg Symphony Society Randy Aires Marion C. Alexander Raphael Aronson Kevin Curtis Thomas Davis, M.D. Wayne Dietrich James Grandon Ellen Brody Hughes Ted Kleisner Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald Michael Merenda Phyllis Mooney Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D. Alexander Roca June Shomaker Karen Shughart William Warren Thomas Wright Nancy Zimmerman Debra Tocks 6 Sherry Andersen Linda farrell Librarian Stage Manager Tom Acri Assistant Stage Manager Pasquale fera 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17110 Phone: 717.545.5527 HarrisburgSymphony.org The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The official registration and financial information of the Harrisburg Symphony Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. yOuTH SyMPHOny Music Director/Conductor, HSYO Tara Simoncic Manager Keith Richardson Conductor, HJYSO Orchestral Coach, HJYSO Marie Weber Kristofer Kimmel 20% OFF your meal (excluding adult beverages). HSO and Market Square Concerts Patrons simply show your ticket, ticket stub or program book the day of your concerts and receive HARRisbuRg sympHony oRcHestRA and mARket squARe conceRts 204 Locust Street 909-9191 Carley's Ristorante and Piano Bar features traditional rustic Italian specialties, including homemade pastas, pizzas, veal dishes and whole fish entrees. Original, restored brick walls from the 1800's as well as dark, rustic wood, and hundreds of candles make a perfect setting for an Italian restaurant. The restaurant and bar are completely smoke-free. www.carleysristorante.com Mon-Thurs: 5pm - 10pm / Fri-Sat: 5pm - 11pm / Sunday: 4pm - 9pm 7 Stocks on 2nd is the most urban restaurant in its attitude, d�cor, atmosphere, and mix of people. The cuisine is American with an eclectic flair that includes Asian and Southeastern influences. The restaurant features high ceilings, an exhibition kitchen, and beautiful mahogany woodwork. The beautiful granite bar features Harrisburg's first martini 211 North Second Street bar, serving the best cocktails in town. www.stocksonsecond.com 233-6699 Dinner Everyday at 5pm BRICCO takes patrons on a sensory excursion through Mediterranean flavors, a union of local Pennsylvania produce and Tuscan-style inspirations. Their menu rotates seasonally to deliver rustic, soulful dishes, a culinary nod to the South of France, Italy, Greece and Spain. Enjoy impeccable food (even vegetarian), service and presentation! S. 3rd St & Chestnut St Excellent selection from appetizers to wine! www.briccopa.com 724-0222 Dinner Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm / Sunday: 4:30pm - 10pm Mangia Qui offers an ever-changing menu based on seasonal items and the whimsy of Chef Qui Qui Musarra. The bar hosts an impressive lineup of spirits, grappas, sherries, and specialty cocktails. Experience a taste of Europe. Suba, the Spanish Tapas bar located on the second story, offers a variety of Spanish Tapas as well as select entree features. The bar hosts house made sangria, herbal and fruit infusions and Spanish and Portuguese wine and spirits. www.mangiaqui.com Dinner Tues-Sat 5pm - 10pm / Sunday: 10am - 2pm 272 North Street 233-7358 Lancaster Brewing Company brews beer in the heart of Lancaster County with great respect for the old traditions of brewing. Their Hbg location exudes the rustic charm of a historic ale house, but with a clean, 469 Eisenhower Blvd sophisticated, contemporary flair. LBC has great micro-brewed beer and 564-4448 great tasting American cuisine. www.lbcharrisburg.com Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am-10 pm / Fri 11:30 am-11 pm / Sat 4-11 pm / Sun 12-9 pm BEHIND THE MUSIC Pre-Concert Lectures � Why not increase your knowledge of the evening's concert repertoire? Special 30-minute Pre-Concert Conversations before all Masterworks performances are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the concert by providing insights into the music and music-makers on the program--bringing you "inside" the music. Our roster of speakers includes a variety of music professionals and experts who will bring different viewpoints and approaches to their conversations about the music. Program notes are provided in this program. Concert-goers can read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they will hear in the concert hall. Check out our website www.HarrisburgSymphony.org for program notes and audio samples to all HSO Masterworks performances. Pre-Concert Lectures are FREE and open to all concert tickets holders. Dr. Timothy Dixon Director of Orchestral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Messiah College Masterworks I Lecturer 8 Saturdays at 7 pm Sundays at 2 pm Masterwork Concert Weekends Section 208 of the forum Auditorium. Post-Concert "Talk-Backs" � Stuart Malina is joined by musicians from the orchestra and other concert participants for an informal, freewheeling Q&A session with the audience, immediately following each Masterworks performance. Dr. Truman Bullard Professor Emeritus of Music Dickinson College Masterworks II Lecturer YourCommunity YourArts YourTurn 9 The Cultural Enrichment Fund is the capital region's united arts fund. It provides financial support to Central Pennsylvania's art and cultural organizations through an efficient and effective annual fundraising campaign. Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation McCormick Family Foundation John Crain Kunkel Foundation Bill & Marion C. Alexander G. R. & Grace M. Sponaugle Charitable Foundation The Board of Directors of the Cultural Enrichment Fund salutes these donors, whose leadership support made the 2009-2010 united campaign for the arts a success! PO Box 12084 | Harrisburg, PA 17108 | 717.233.1694 | www.culturalenrichmentfund.org Stuart Malina HARRISBURG SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR Maestro Stuart Malina has an ease on the podium, engaging personality, and insightful interpretations that have thrilled audiences from masterworks and grand opera to pops. Now in his 11th season as Music Director and Conductor of the HSO, Stuart Malina has also held appointments at the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (Music Director, 1996-2003), and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (Associate Conductor, 1993-97). Maestro Malina debuted at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, conducting the New York Pops in an allGershwin tribute including Rhapsody in Blue. During the 2009/10 season, he performed with symphony orchestras in Hong Kong, Naples, FL, New Mexico, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Charleston and Greensboro. Maestro Malina has had multiple engagements with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Eastern Music Festival, at which he conducted the 10 world premiere of Billy Joel's Symphonic Fantasies for Piano and Orchestra. In 2006, he debuted with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and in 2007 with the Naples Philharmonic, and returned for concerts in 2008 and 2009. He has twice led the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra at the Luhrs Center, the second time performing with violinist Joshua Bell and broadcast on Pennsylvania Public Television. He has also appeared with the Chautauqua Institution Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY), the Kansas City Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, AIMS Festival Orchestra (Graz, Austria), the North Carolina Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra and the Queens Symphony. Maestro Malina, in June 2003, won the prestigious TONY award for orchestration with Billy Joel for the musical Movin' Out, which Malina helped create with director/choreographer Twyla Tharp. An accomplished concert pianist, Maestro Malina has frequently been engaged for the Market Square Concerts series in Harrisburg, as well as Music for a Great Space in North Carolina. Stuart Malina holds degrees from Harvard University, the Yale School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller. He studied piano with Drora and Baruch Arnon and with Keiko Sato. Strike the harp and join the chorus HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR SUNDAY | DEC 12 | 3 PM 11 The Harrisburg Youth Symphony and its new Music Director, Tara Simoncic, ring in the holiday season at this annual concert. The region's brightest young musicians and high school choirs present a selection of o exciting orchestral repertoire and holiday classics. HarrisburgSymphony.org Tara Simoncic HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR Tara Simoncic, Assistant Conductor to Maestro Malina and the new Youth Symphony Music Director, joined the HSO in July 2010 from an appointment as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony in Norwalk, Connecticut. While with the NYS, she founded and conducted the Chamber Orchestra and collaborated with the Greenwich Ballet Academy. During her time as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony, she built the program from four orchestras to six, adding a very successful mid-level orchestral winds training ensemble as well as a top level chamber orchestra. In addition to her NYS position, she was also the Music Director and Conductor for the Histoire Chamber Orchestra, Conductor of the Flexible Orchestra (in NYC), Cover Conductor for the Manhattan School of Music (NYC), and Pre-Concert Lecturer and Assistant Conductor for the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra (Greenwich, CT). Originally from Stockton, California, Ms. Simoncic grew up in a musical family. Her father a composer and her mother a flautist, Tara was encouraged to study several instruments, but chose to focus on the trumpet at the age of six. Tara was bitten by the conducting bug while pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of music. There, she founded the Stravinsky Septet, an ensemble which toured New England with a staged production of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat and other works with similar instrumentation that were commissioned by the ensemble. Deciding to further her studies in conducting, she received her Masters of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University. Her conducting training extended to Europe, where she has studied at the Canford Summer School of Music (England) and with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Adygeya Republic National Symphony Orchestra and the Astrakhan Symphony Orchestra (Russian Republic). She studied with Zdenec Macal, David Gilbert, Iloh Yang, Victor Yampolsky, George Manahan, George Hurst and Kirk Trevor. Photo: Mark Pynes, Patriot-New s 12 Stuart & Marty Malina 13 Stuart and Marty Malina invite you to Ashford Castle Don't miss this unforgettable journey with Stuart and Marty Malina to Ireland's spectacular Ashford Castle in Mayo, situated in picturesque western Ireland near the city of Galway. Ashford Castle has been described as a "romantic wonderland." Conde Nast magazine has rated it Europe's 2nd finest resort. First class accommodations, fabulous dining, unparalleled sight-seeing, tantalizing shopping, and a range of recreational and musical activities will be included in the itinerary. The tour will depart from Harrisburg on May 18, 2011 and return on May 25. The tour is being organized by Irish-born Mari Atchason of Travel Professionals in Lemoyne. Space is limited. For more information call Travel Professionals at 717.233.5641 or visit HarrisburgSymphony.org Harrisburg Symphony JOE LEWIN, CHAIRMAN | JEFF WOODRUFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome to the historic Forum and the Harrisburg Symphony's 81st season. Highlights of the fall schedule include season-opening performances of Saint-Sa�ns's thrilling "Organ Symphony," in which audiences will be treated to the mighty Forum organ in all its glory. Also on that program, pianist Jeffrey Biegel returns to Harrisburg to perform works by Chopin and 70s rock icon Keith Emerson, the driving force behind Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The opening Pops concerts will feature music by the immortal Henry Mancini, and then, in November, the celebrated guitarist Sharon Isbin makes her long-awaited Harrisburg Symphony debut performing Joaquin Rodrigo's ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the great concertos of the 20th century for any instrument. This season the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra welcomes new leadership with the arrival of new music director, Tara Simoncic. Ms. Simoncic brings impressive credentials and infectious enthusiasm to her new post here in Harrisburg. She has ambitious plans for both the Youth Symphony and the Junior Youth String Orchestra. We wish her well as she works to develop the amazing and inspiring talent of our community's young musicians. On the social front, we hope that you will be with us for our big fall gala, entitled "Picture Yourself in Paris...at the Moulin Rouge," scheduled for Sunday, November 7 at the Hershey Lodge. Immerse yourself in a night of Parisian ambiance with wonderful French cuisine, music and art, all to benefit the Symphony. C'est magnifique! More information is available at HarrisburgSymphony.org. Stuart & Marty Malina invite you to join them on an unforgettable journey to Ireland's spectacular Ashford Castle next May. Situated in picturesque western Ireland near the city of Galway, Ashford Castle offers first-class accommodations, fabulous dining, unparalleled sightseeing, tantalizing shopping, and a range of recreational and musical activities. The tour will depart Harrisburg on May 18, 2011 and return on May 25. The trip is being organized by Irish-born Mari Atchason of The Travel Professionals in Lemoyne. Please contact Mari at 2335641 for more information. As always we wish to thank our sponsors and all those who make this outstanding orchestra possible through their generous financial support. Most of all, we thank you for being with us in the Forum today. Enjoy the concert... 14 in memory of David A. Elias, Jr. and Marie Graupner Elias 15 The Harrisburg Symphony is the recipient of a generous bequest from the Estate of Marie Graupner Elias. The funds are to be used to bolster the Symphony's endowment and to support the Masterworks Concert Series and other programs. Mrs. Elias and her late husband, David, were lifelong residents of Harrisburg. While both were from families that enjoyed status in the city, neither David nor Marie ever took what they had for granted. While working together in their business known as General Machinery, they continued to give back to the community they loved. After David's death, Marie continued to work with various non-profits, supporting her church, and fundraising for many civic organizations. Music in Real Time MASTERWORKS I Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. STuART MALInA, Conducting JEffREy BIEGEL, Piano ERIC RILEy, Organ Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Transcribed for Orchestra by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 22 fr�d�ric Chopin (1810-1849) Keith Emerson (b. 1944) 16 Piano Concerto no. 1 Allegro giocoso Andante molto cantabile Toccata con fuoco ............. InTERMISSIOn ............. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, "Organ" Adagio -- Allegro moderato -- Poco adagio Allegro moderato -- Presto -- Allegro moderato -- Maestoso -- Allegro Camille Saint-Sa�ns (1835-1921) In Memory of David A. Elias, Jr. and Marie Graupner Elias The Steinway & Sons concert grand piano is furnished by Reifsnyder's Piano and Organ of Lancaster As a courtesy to the performers and fellow audience members, please turn off all cell phones and pagers. Photography and video of any kind is not permitted at HSO Concerts. Jeffrey Biegel has created a multi-faceted career as a pianist, composer and arranger. His electrifying technique and mesmerizing touch has received critical acclaim and garners praise worldwide. Known for his standard-setting performances of the standard repertoire, Mr. Biegel stepped in on short notice in 2009 to perform Tschaikowsky's Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota in Colombia, with Muhai Tang conducting. His recent recordings include Leroy Anderson's `Concerto in C', conducted by Leonard Slatkin, `Classical Carols', as well as the Complete Sonatas by Mozart. Richard Danielpour composed a new concerto for Mr. Biegel, which will be premiered with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in February, 2010, Carl St. Clair conducting. During the 2010/11 season, he premieres William Bolcom's `Prometheus for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus'. Mr. Biegel is currently assembling a global commissioning project for Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's next work for piano and orchestra. Leonard Bernstein said of pianist Jeffrey Biegel: `He played fantastic Liszt. He is a splendid musician and a brilliant performer.' He studied at The Juilliard School with Adele Marcus, herself a pupil of Josef Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel. Until the age of 3, Mr. Biegel was unable to hear nor speak, until corrected by surgery. The `reverse Beethoven' phenomenon can explain Mr. Biegel's life in music, having heard only vibrations in his formative years. Mr. Biegel is currently on the piano faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, at City University of New York (CUNY), and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He resides outside New York City with his wife, Sharon, and his sons, Craig and Evan. For more information visit his web site: www.jeffreybiegel.com 17 Eric R. Riley is Director of Music and Organist at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA. As an organist, Riley has performed throughout the Northeast and Southern United States and in Italy. His festival appearances in Italy include performances for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the Festival of World Music in Perugia, the International Festival of Choral Singing in Castillione del Lago, CoroFest Umbria, the Assisi Music Festival and VOCI E ORGANI DELL'APPENNINO in Bologna. Riley is a FIRST PRIZE winner of the Arthur Poister Memorial Scholarship Competition and two-time winner of the Poister Prize awarded to outstanding organists at Syracuse University. Eric Riley holds the Master of Church Music degree in choral conducting and organ from Scarritt Graduate School (Vanderbuilt University) in Nashville, TN and the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Syracuse University. His organ teachers include Will O. Headlee, Wilma Jensen, Robert Parkins and Karel Paukert. Riley resides with his wife, Christine, in Hummelstown, PA. by DR. RICHARD E. RODDA Masterworks I: October 2-3, 2010 Toccata and fugue in D minor, Johann Sebastian Bach BWV 565 (ca. 1708) Born March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany Died July 28, 1750 in Leipzig Transcribed for Orchestra (1927) by Leopold Stokowski (18821977) Bach's magnificent Toccata and Fugue in D minor, written around the time of his appointment as Organist and 18 Chamber Musician at Weimar in 1708, juxtaposes two of Baroque music's least-related forms. The genre of the toccata was essentially a written-down improvisation whose history traces back to Italy almost two centuries before Bach. The title is one of those slippery 17th-century terms whose meaning is often elusive, but seems to have come from the Italian word "toccare" -- "to touch." The toccata indicated a "touching" with the fingers on the keyboard to create great roulades of sound -- sweeping scales, colossal harmonic progressions, dazzling figurations and so forth -- usually presented as unconnected episodes. The fugue, on the other hand, is music's most tightly integrated structure, growing from a single theme that threads through each of the voices and dominates the seamless piece from beginning to end. Bach brought to this marriage of musical antitheses a flying virtuosity (this work is probably similar to the test pieces he used when trying out new organs) and an unerring sense of impassioned drama. Leopold Stokowski transcribed some three dozen of Bach's works for large orchestra. Among the first and most famous of this group was the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, dating from 1927. The London-born Stokowski first came to public notice as an organist, when he was appointed to the position at St. James's Church, Piccadilly at the age of nineteen, in 1902. The D minor Toccata and fugue was his favorite showpiece, and parishioners still recalled his performances a half-century later. His love of Bach's works continued after he became conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1912, and his transcriptions were an important way in which he shared this wonderful music with his audiences. His arrangements created a wide interest in these largely unknown compositions. (The Toccata and Fugue was the first piece of music Stokowski and Walt Disney chose for the film Fantasia.) Stokowski wrote of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, "It has a power and majestic intensity that is cosmic in scope. One of its main characteristics is immense freedom of rhythm and plasticity of melodic outline. In the sequence of harmonies, it is bold and path breaking. Its tonal architecture is irregular and asymmetric. Of all the creations of Bach, it is one of the most original. Its inspiration flows unendingly. In spirit it is universal, so that it will always be contemporary and have a direct message for all men." Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise fr�d�ric Chopin Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 Born february 22, 1810 (1831, 1834) in Zelazowa-Wola, Poland. Died October 17, 1849 in Paris. The Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante is a joining of two separate works. The Polonaise dates from 1830-1831, when Chopin had just left his native Poland to make his fame and fortune as a touring virtuoso pianist. At that time, concert conventions demanded that the 19 soloist perform both alone and with the orchestras in the cities he visited. He was expected to provide a work of his own composition, and this Polonaise with orchestral accompaniment was written to fill that need, as were both of his concertos. In 1834, he added the Andante Spianato as an extensive introduction for piano solo to the Polonaise, and premiered the entire work at a benefit concert at the Paris Conservatoire on April 26, 1835. Despite the success of his performances, Chopin confided to his friend Franz Liszt, "I am not fit for public concerts. Crowds intimidate me. I feel poisoned by their breath, paralyzed by curious glances, and confused by the sight of strange faces." The 1835 concert was Chopin's penultimate public appearance. After it, he withdrew to the intimate ambiance of the salon, appearing only one more time outside the privacy of an aristocratic home -- when he played a duet with Liszt as part of the latter's Parisian "farewell" concert on April 9, 1836. "Spianato" in Italian means "level" or "smooth." The Andante Spianato is music of lovely, halcyon character in Chopin's inimitable mature style, marked by harmonic sophistication and rich figuration. Of this section, James Huneker wrote, "It is a charming, liquid-toned, nocturnelike composition, Chopin in his most suave, most placid mood: [it is] a barcarolle, [in which] scarcely a ripple of emotions disturbs the mirrored calm of this lake." The Andante spianato is linked to the Polonaise by a fanfare from the horns and a brief orchestral transition. The music of the Polonaise, the first of the work's two sections to be composed, is in the virtuoso, bravura style that characterizes Chopin's early works immediately after he left Poland. This is music of pronounced nationalistic spirit, filled with flashing filigree and buoyant spirits. Piano Concerto no. 1 (1977) Keith Emerson Born november 2, 1944 in Todmorden, West yorkshire, England English keyboardist and composer Keith Emerson, born in 1944 in the West yorkshire town of Todmorden, started playing piano by ear at age four but his formal training in music was confined to the few years of private lessons he began at eight. By fourteen, Emerson was playing in dance halls and accompanying at his aunt's ballet studio. He soon moved to London and toured Europe backing T-Bone Walker, a time when he also immersed himself in the music of such jazz greats as Fats Waller and Oscar Peterson and such classical composers as Bach, Copland, Rachmaninoff, Bart�k and Ginastera. In his twenties, Emerson formed a band called The Nice, which played a unique fusion of jazz, blues, classical and rock that pioneered the use of electronic keyboards. Some of The nice's recordings were adaptations of classical music, and in 1968 Emerson was commissioned by the newcastle City Arts Council to write a composition for rock band and orchestra that was released as The five Bridges Suite. In 1970, Emerson dissolved The nice and formed the now-legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer with singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist Greg Lake and drummer Carl Palmer, which achieved instant fame with a live rock version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition 20 at their Isle of Wight Festival debut. ELP released five albums within four years, all of which went platinum. In 1979, ELP disbanded, and two years later Emerson released his first solo LP, Honky, which he recorded with backup musicians from the Bahamas. Between 1980 and 1989, he composed for films, including music for Nighthawks (starring Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams), the Japanese animated Harmegedon (whose recording went gold), The Best Revenge, Inferno, Murderock and The Church. Emerson, Lake & Palmer regrouped, toured and recorded for several stretches during the 1980s and 1990s, an activity that culminated in 1992 with the release of Black Moon, their first world-wide tour in thirteen years, and the broadcast and video Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live at the Albert Hall. In the 1990s, Emerson composed for the Iron Man TV cartoon series and released The Christmas Album. Widely regarded as the most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history, Emerson has frequently won the Overall Best Keyboardist award in the annual Keyboard Magazine readers' poll and has been honored by the Smithsonian Institution for his pioneering work in electronic music. After their triumphant 1974 international tour, Emerson, Lake & Palmer agreed to take sometime off to rest and pursue their individual creative interests. To mark the band's return in 1977, they decided to record an ambitious two-LP set -- Works, Vol. 1 -- in which the first three sides would be devoted to solo pieces created and performed by each musician and the fourth to new works by the ELP band, one of which was their rock interpretation of Aaron Copland's fanfare for the Common Man. Emerson's contribution to the set was his Piano Concerto no. 1, which he recorded early in 1977 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Mayer (who collaborated with Emerson on the work's orchestration). Of it, the composer wrote, "The Piano Concerto no. 1 was born out of a series of variations inspired by the English countryside, particularly the home I had at that time, which was grand early Tudor and formerly owned by Sir James Barrie (author of Peter Pan). An annex to the main house presented a huge barn studio, where my nine-foot Steinway concert grand awaited, always demanding an attention I could not resist. The piano's sonorities would ring out, inspiring me while attracting wild birds to nest in the beams. I incorporated many techniques into the Concerto, such as a twelve-tone scale with Baroque ideas in fugal style. Presented in traditional form, the work tells a story of nature's cycle -- its joy, its destruction, and, in the block chords of the third movement, its optimistic triumph." Symphony no. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, "Organ" (1886) Camille Saint-Sa�ns Born October 9, 1835 in Paris. Died December 16, 1921 in Algiers. The Paris in which Saint-Sa�ns grew up, studied and lived 21 was enamored of the vacuous stage works of Meyerbeer, Offenbach and a host of lesser lights in which little attention was given to artistic merit, only to convention and entertainment. Berlioz tried to break this stranglehold of mediocrity, and he earned for himself a reputation as an eccentric, albeit a talented one, whose works were thought unperformable, and probably best left to the pedantic Germans anyway. Saint-Sa�ns, with his love of Palestrina, Rameau, Beethoven, Liszt and, above all, Mozart, also determined not to be enticed into the Op�ra Comique but to follow his calling toward a more noble art. To this end, he established with some like-minded colleagues the Soci�t� nationale de Musique in 1871 to perform the serious concert works of french composers. The venture was a success, and it did much to give a renewed sense of artistic purpose to the best Gallic musicians. Saint-Sa�ns produced a great deal of music to promote the ideals of the Soci�t� nationale de Musique, including ten concertos and various smaller works for solo instruments and orchestra, four tone poems, two orchestral suites and five symphonies, the second and third of which were unpublished for decades and discounted in the usual numbering of these works. The last of the symphonies, no. 3 in C minor, is his masterwork in the genre. SaintSa�ns pondered the work for a long time, and realized it with great care. "I have given in this Symphony," he confessed, "everything that I could give." Of the work's construction, Saint-Sa�ns wrote, "This Symphony is divided into two parts, though it includes practically the traditional four movements. The first, checked in development, serves as an introduction to the Adagio. In the same manner, the scherzo is connected with the finale." Saint-Sa�ns clarified the division of the two parts by using the organ only in the second half of each: dark and rich in Part I, noble and uplifting in Part II. The entire work is unified by transformations of the main theme, heard in the strings at the beginning after a brief and mysterious introduction. In his "Organ" Symphony, Saint-Sa�ns combined the techniques of thematic transformation, elision of movements and richness of orchestration with a clarity of thought and grandeur of vision to create one of the masterpieces of french symphonic music. �2010 Dr. Richard E. Rodda Every performance has a nEW PROGRAM BOOK Please help us RECyCLE. Put your program in the RECyCLInG BInS in the LOBBy after the performance. HACC picks them up and RECyCLES THEM! 22 23 Music in Real Time Capital BlueCross Pops 1 Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. STuART MALInA, Conducting TERI DALE HAnSEn, Vocalist nAT CHAnDLER, Vocalist MAnCInI & MOOnLIGHT ACT I Theme from The Pink Panther MAnCInI I Won't Dance/A fine Romance KERn/fIELDS Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler Blues In The night MERCER/ARLEn Miss Hansen That Old Black Magic MERCER/ARLEn Mr. Chandler I Only Have Eyes for you/In The Still Of The night PORTER Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler Bolero (Excerpt) RAVEL Baby Elephant Walk MAnCInI The Days Of Wine and Roses MAnCInI Mr. Chandler Moon River MAnCInI Miss Hansen It Had Better Be Tonight MAnCInI Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler We gratefully acknowledge the Pops Series Sponsor 24 As a courtesy to the performers and fellow audience members, please turn off all cell phones and pagers. Photography and video of any kind is not permitted at HSO Concerts. Music in Real Time Capital BlueCross Pops 1 Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. STuART MALInA, Conducting TERI DALE HAnSEn, Vocalist nAT CHAnDLER, Vocalist ACT II Theme from Peter Gunn MAnCInI Let yourself Go/Steppin' Out With My Baby BERLIn Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler Two for The Road MAnCInI Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler Charade MAnCInI Dear Heart MAnCInI Miss Hansen Laura MERCER Mr. Chandler Trio On fire! MAnCInI Mr. Chandler Victor Victoria Medley MAnCInI The Shady Dame from Seville/Crazy World/you and Me/Le Jazz Hot! Miss Hansen and Mr. Chandler Teri Dale Hansen & nat Chandler appear by arrangement with Broadway Pops International 780 Riverside Drive Suite #10 G new york, ny 10032 Phone: (347) POP-8126 fax (212) 253-4297 www.broadwaypops.com I email@example.com We gratefully acknowledge the Pops Series Sponsor 25 Guest Artist Accommodations have been underwritten in part by the Harrisburg Hilton Teri Dale Hansen began her career starring as "Magnolia" in London `s West End in Harold Prince's Tony Award winning production of SHOW BOAT. Miss. Hansen stars as "Rose" on the BRAVO channel as part of their Bravo On Broadway series in the film version of STREET SCENE, a film which has received international acclaim. She reprised this role for the premiere production in Berlin at the Theatre Des Westens. Miss. Hansen made her Broadway debut in 2002 in THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE and in that same year began concertizing with Marvin Hamlisch worldwide. She has appeared numerous times at City Center with ENCORES! And starred off Broadway as "Jessica Gatewood" in SPLENDORA. Her debut solo CD, "Into Your Arms, Love Songs Of Richard Rodger's" was released in 2003. Miss. Hansen toured nationally as "Marian Paroo" in THE MUSIC MAN (2005) and starred as "Guenevere", opposite Robert Goulet (as Arthur), in the national tour of CAMELOT (2004). Internationally recognition for her versatility, Miss. Hansen has sung leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Theatre in Pfalsbau, Glimmerglass Opera, Theatre des Westens, Orlando Opera, Salle Esse, Florida Grand Opera and the Opera De Toulon. She has performed under the baton of Julius Rudel, Rob Fisher, John DeMain, Richard Hayman, Christoph Eschenbach, Don Pippin and Toshi Shimada. Miss. Hansen is a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award nominee as a leading Actor for her performance in Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and a proud graduate of Florida State University and alumnae of the Houston Opera Studio. 26 Capital BlueCross Pops nat Chandler has played leading roles in a broad spectrum of American musicals and operetta across the country, including A Little Night Music, Carousel, Oklahoma! South Pacific (with Howard Keel), Cinderella, Cabaret, The Most Happy Fella, Show Boat, Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Desert Song, The Merry Widow and Kismet in such famous theatres as Boston's Huntington, Colonial, and Wang Center, St. Louis MUNY, The Fox of Atlanta, Detroit and St. Louis, New Orleans' Saenger Theatre, Sacramento CLO, Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, Meyerson Symphony Hall of Dallas, The Jackie Gleason of Miami Beach, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, Philadelphia's Forrest and Walnut Street Theatres, and many more. Nat received two Barrymore Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical for his performances as the Phantom in the Kopit/Yestin Phantom! and Lancelot in Camelot at the Walnut Street Theatre. As a concert performer, Nat has appeared as soloist with such renowned American symphonies as The National at Wolftrap, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, Tucson, Kansas City, Utah, Arizona, Oregon Symphony and more. Visit www.natchandler.com for performance schedule and recordings. M KNOWS usic is Good for the Soul At first glance, mechanical contractors and engineers may not look like they have much in common with orchestral musicians. But at Enginuity, our talented professionals are dedicated to creating the best indoor environments that allow people to reach their most productive and creative potential. So at your next concert, the musicians don't play � they soar. Now that's music to our ears. 27 www.innovationrightnow.com P roud sponsor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Enginuity_SymphonyAd.indd 1 8/30/10 1:58:41 PM Music in Real Time MASTERWORKS II Saturday, november 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, november 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. RICHARD & nAnCy ZIMMERMAn MASTERWORKS SERIES STuART MALInA, Conducting SHAROn ISBIn, Guitar franz Schubert (1797-1828) Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485 Allegro Andante con moto Menuetto: Allegro molto Allegro vivace Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra Allegro con spirito Adagio Allegro gentile ............. InTERMISSIOn ............. Joaqu�n Rodrigo (1901-1999) 28 Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 Tempo molto moderato -- Allegro moderato (ma poco a poco stretto) Andante mosso, quasi allegretto Allegro molto Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Sharon Isbin appears by arrangement with Columbia Artists Management, LLC. Guest Artist Accommodations have been underwritten in part by the Harrisburg Hilton As a courtesy to the performers and fellow audience members, please turn off all cell phones and pagers. Photography and video of any kind is not permitted at HSO Concerts. Sharon Isbin is acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility. As a multiple GRAMMY Award winner she has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time". She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine's "Best Classical Guitarist" award. She has given sold-out performances throughout the world in the greatest halls including New York's Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Paris' Ch�telet, Vienna's Musikverein, Munich's Herkulessaal, Madrid's Teatro Real, and many others. She is a frequent guest on national radio programs including All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. She has been profiled on television throughout the world, including CBS Sunday Morning and the A&E Network, and was a featured guest on Showtime Television's international hit series The L Word. On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial. In November 2009, she performed a concert at the White House by invitation of the President and First Lady. She performed as featured soloist in the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's Academy Award winning film, The Departed. She has been profiled in periodicals from People to Elle, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, as well as on the cover of more than 40 magazines. Ms. Isbin's catalogue of over 25 recordings--from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion--reflects remarkable versatility. Recently signed to SONY Masterworks as an exclusive recording artist, her 2010 GRAMMY Award winning CD, Journey to the New World includes guests Joan Baez in songs, and Mark O'Connor in the world premiere of his folk-inspired suite for violin and guitar. Ranked as the #1 best-selling classical CD and is a fixture on the top Billboard charts. Her Dreams of a World soared onto top classical Billboard charts, edging out The 3 Tenors, and earned her a 2001 GRAMMY Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance", making her the first classical guitarist to receive a GRAMMY in 28 years. Her world premiere recording of concerti written for her by Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun debuted as #6 on the Billboard charts and received a 2002 GRAMMY Award, as well as Germany's prestigious Echo Klassik Award. She received a 2005 Latin GRAMMY nomination for "Best Classical Album" and a 2006 GLAAD Media Award nomination for "Outstanding Music Artist" (alongside Melissa Etheridge) for her Billboard Top 10 Classical disc with the New York Philharmonic of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and concerti by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos. Born in Minneapolis, Sharon Isbin began her guitar studies at age nine in Italy. In her spare time, Ms. Isbin enjoys trekking in the jungles of Latin America, motorcycling through Greek islands, cross-country skiing, snorkeling and backpacking. 29 by DR. RICHARD E. RODDA Masterworks II: November 13-14, 2010 Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485 (1816) franz Schubert Born January 31, 1797 in Vienna Died there on november 19, 1828 Schubert kept a perfunctory diary for a few months during 1816. Among the scraps of home-spun philosophy ("Man resembles a ball, to be played with by chance and passion." "Happier he who finds a true man-friend. Happier still he 30 who finds a true friend in his wife") is an entry for June 17th: "Today I composed for money for the first time. Namely, a cantata for the name-day of Professor Watteroth. The fee is 100 florins." Schubert, age nineteen, had metamorphosed into a professional composer. At least he thought that there was sufficient reason at the time to leave his irksome teaching post at his father's school in order to live the life of an artist. Thus began the bohemian existence of his last dozen years -- living by the gladly proffered aid of friends, daily climbing up to Grinzing to haunt the caf�s, avoiding society for dislike of buying and wearing good clothes. And music, always music. He composed incessantly. Out of bed shortly after dawn (sometimes he slept with his glasses on so as not to waste any time getting started in the morning), pouring out music until early afternoon, then off to who-knows-where for a bit too much Heuriger wine and a few pipes of cheap tobacco. Compositions filled his head all the while, sometimes scratched out on napkins or envelopes if they could not wait until the next morning. Evenings were spent making music. His devoted band of friends were delighted to sing and play what he wrote. franz von Hartmann recorded of one of these Schubertiads, "There was a huge gathering [including] Gahy, who played four-hand piano music gloriously with Schubert, and Vogl, who sang almost thirty splendid songs.... When the music was over there was grand feeding and dancing. At 12:30 [we went] home. To bed at 1 o'clock." Supplementing the songs and piano works for these Schubertiads was a growing collection of orchestral pieces composed for other amateur musical soir�es. A family string quartet, comprising his brothers ferdinand and Ignaz on violins, his father on cello and franz on viola, attracted other players and soon evolved into a small orchestra. They rehearsed at first in the Schubert household, but as the membership grew new quarters had to be found for their activities, and they moved in 1816 to the apartments of Leopold von Sonnleithner. It was for one of those informal evenings that Schubert composed the sparkling B-flat Symphony. The Symphony opens with a delicate curtain of woodwind harmonies. The violins present the main theme, a gracious melody built on the notes of the common chords. A shadow passes quickly over the music (technically, a brief excursion into the minor key -- an expressive device Schubert learned from Mozart) before the main theme is repeated and extended (more shadows) as transition to the second theme. The compact development begins with a decorated version of the opening woodwind harmonies; a discussion of the decorating figure ensues. The main theme is recapitulated not in the tonic key of B-flat, but in the brighter tonality of E-flat. This bit of harmonic legerdemain allows the second theme to reappear in the "proper" key of B-flat with virtually no alteration of the music from the exposition. A brief, lively coda brings this buoyant movement to a close. The lovely Andante not only breathes the sweet Mozartian air, but may even derive its melodic inspiration from that composer's Violin Sonata in f, K. 377. The movement is built on two extended themes: the first (in E-flat) is given immediately by the strings; the second (in C-flat) is also played by the strings, with obbligato phrases from the oboe and bassoon. Eschewing a development, the second half of the movement is simply a restatement of the two themes. Though the third movement (G minor) is marked "Menuetto," in tempo and temperament it is truly a scherzo. The bucolic central trio, in which the bassoon figures prominently, is in G major. The closing movement recalls the vibrant finales of Haydn in its clear melodic structure, rhythmic vivacity and witty use of dynamics. 31 Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (1939) Joaqu�n Rodrigo Born on november 22, 1901 in Sagunto, Valencia Died on July 6, 1999 in Madrid The small town of Aranjuez, thirty miles south of Madrid on the River Tagus, is a green oasis in the barren plateau of central Spain. In the mid-18th century, a palace, set amid verdant forests and parks, was built at Aranjuez as a summer retreat for the Spanish court. Generations of Spanish kings thereafter settled into Aranjuez every spring, when the countless nightingales would serenade them from the cedars and laurels, the court ladies would promenade in the cooling shade, and the men would hone their equestrian skills with the famous cream-colored Andalusian horses bred nearby. When Rodrigo sought inspiration for a new concerto in the difficult, war-torn year of 1939, it was to the elegant symbol of by-gone Spain represented by Aranjuez that he turned. "Having conceived the idea of a guitar concerto," he recalled, "it was necessary for me to place it in a certain epoch and, still more, in a definite location -- an epoch at the end of which fandangos transform themselves into fandanguillos, and when the cante and the bulerias vibrate in the Spanish air." He further stated that he had in mind the early decades of the 19th century when composing this Concierto de Aranjuez. Of the work's mood and the character of its solo instrument, the composer wrote, "Through the veins of Spanish music, a profound rhythmic beat seems to be diffused by a strange phantasmagoric, colossal and multiform instrument -- an instrument idealized in the fiery imagination of Alb�niz, Granados, falla and Turina. It is an imaginary instrument that might be said to possess the wings of the harp, the heart of the grand piano and the soul of 32 the guitar.... It would be unjust to expect strong sonorities from this Concierto; they would falsify its essence and distort an instrument made for subtle ambiguities. Its strength is to be found in its very lightness and in the intensity of its contrasts. The Aranjuez Concierto is meant to sound like the hidden breeze that stirs the tree tops in the parks, as dainty as a veronica." In his Concierto de Aranjuez, Rodrigo adapted the three traditional movements of the concerto form to reflect different aspects of the soul of Spanish music -- the outer movements are fast in tempo and dance-like, while the middle one is imbued with the bittersweet intensity of classic flamenco cante hondo ("deep song"). The soloist opens the Concierto with an evocative, typically Spanish rhythmic pattern of ambiguous meter that courses throughout the movement. The orchestra, in colorful fiesta garb, soon enters while the guitar's brilliant, virtuoso display continues. The haunting Adagio, among the most beautiful and beloved pieces ever written for guitar, is based on a theme of Middle Eastern ancestry, given in the plangent tones of the English horn, around which the soloist weaves delicate arabesques as the music unfolds. The finale's lilting simplicity (one commentator noted its similarity to a Spanish children's song) serves as a foil to the imposing technical demands for the soloist, who is required to negotiate almost the entire range of the instrument's possibilities. Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 (1915) Jean Sibelius Born December 8, 1865 in H�meenlinna, finland Died September 20, 1957 in J�rvenp��, finland for the three years after he issued his brooding fourth Symphony in 1911, Sibelius was largely concerned with writing program music: The Dryad, Sc�nes historiques, The Bard, The Oc�anides, Rakastava. He even considered composing a ballet titled King Fjalar at that time, but rejected the idea. As early as 1912, he envisioned a successor to the fourth Symphony but did not have any concrete ideas for the work until shortly before he left for a visit to the united States in May 1914 to conduct some of his compositions at the norfolk (Connecticut) Music festival. (The Oc�anides was commissioned for the occasion.) He returned to finland in July; war erupted on the Continent the next month. In September, he described his mood over the terrifying political events as emotionally "in a deep dale," but added, "I already begin to see dimly the mountain I shall certainly ascend.... God opens the door for a moment and His orchestra plays the fifth Symphony." He could not begin work on the piece immediately, however. 33 One of his main sources of income -- performance royalties from his German publisher, Breitkopf und H�rtel -- was severely diminished because of the war-time turmoil, and he was forced to churn out a stream of songs and piano miniatures and to undertake tours to Gothenburg, Oslo and Bergen to pay the household bills. Early in 1915, Sibelius learned that a national celebration was planned for his fiftieth birthday (December 8th), and that the government was commissioning from him a new symphony for the festive concert in Helsinki. He withdrew into the isolation of his country home at J�rvenp��, devoted himself to the gestating work, and admitted to his diary, "I love this life so infinitely, and feel that it must stamp everything that I compose." He had to rush to finish the work for the concert in December, even making changes in the parts during the final rehearsal, but the Symphony was presented as the centerpiece of the tribute to the man the program described as "finland's greatest son." Sibelius' birthday was a virtual national holiday, and he was lionized with speeches, telegrams, banquets, greetings and gifts; the fifth Symphony, conducted by the composer's friend and artistic champion Robert Kajanus, met with great acclaim. The concert was given three additional times during the following weeks. Theorists have long debated whether Sibelius' fifth Symphony is in three or four movements; even the composer himself left contradictory evidence on the matter. The contention centers on the first two sections, a broad essay in leisurely tempo and a spirited scherzo, played without pause and related thematically. The opening portion is in a sort of truncated sonata form, though it is of less interest to discern its structural divisions than to follow the long arches of musical tension and release that Sibelius built through manipulation of the fragmentary, germinal theme presented at the beginning by the horns. The scherzo grows seamlessly from the music of the first section. At first dance-like and even playful, it accumulates dynamic energy as it unfolds, ending with a whirling torrent of sound. The following Andante, formally a theme and variations, is predominantly tranquil in mood, though punctuated by several piquant jabs of dissonance. "There are frequent moments in the music of Sibelius," wrote Charles O'Connell of the Symphony's finale, "when one hears almost inevitably the beat and whir of wings invisible, and this strange and characteristic effect almost always presages something magnificently portentous. We have it here." The second theme is a bell-tone motive led by the horns that serves as background to the woodwinds' long melodic lines. The whirring theme returns, after which the bell motive is treated in ostinato fashion, repeated over and over, building toward a climax until it seems about to burst from its own excitement -- which it does. The forward motion abruptly stops, and the work ends with six stentorian chords, separated by silence, proclaimed by the full orchestra. �2010 Dr. Richard E. Rodda 34 Harrisburg Symphony Society PATRICIA FERRIS, HARRISBURG SYMPHONY SOCIETY BOARD PRESIDENT As we are all back at work and school, so are the musicians of the Harrisburg Symphony back in performance on the stage of the Forum for the October and November Masterworks , and POPS concerts. Our reward for hard work and study! In support of the music-making the HSS board is also back to work with fundraising plans for the season. Most of this activity will take place in the "second semester" of the season beginning with a Musicale at the home of Messiah College President Kim Phipps in January. This Musicale will feature the winner of the "Catch a Rising Star" competition, pianist Yen Yu Chen . Later in the season, the "Hidden in Harrisburg" scavenger hunt event will be presented on Friday May 13, 2011. You will have a head start in the hunt if you can come up with a little known Harrisburg Symphony superstition for our clues committee! 35 Finally the HSS board and members offer a warm welcome to our new HSO Assistant Conductor and Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director Tara Simoncic. This thoroughly musical artist has already brought a wealth of ideas for additions to the HSYO. If you have the opportunity, please also welcome her to Harrisburg. Welcome to the 2010/11 HSO concert season! Patricia Ferris HSS Board President Harrisburg Symphony Society Past-Presidents (L. to R.) Julie Ryan Shirley Miller Jean Grandon Patricia Ferris (current) Jan Fetters Karen Shugart Judy Knupp Ellen Warren Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra Young, aspiring musicians receive practical training and develop invaluable life skills as members of this disciplined, audition-only ensemble. Auditioned participants refine their performance skills during interactive sessions with Symphony musicians and featured guest artists. Master Classes The Symphony offers students accompanied by their parents or teachers significantly reduced ticket prices to the full Masterworks Series, making music affordable to all of our community's young people. The Sound Foundation Program 36 Maestro Malina and the HSO offer a series of schoolday concerts specially designed for young people. The YPC's are made possible through a generous grant from the Hathaway Family Foundation. Young Person's Concerts Music clinics, artists in residence, and student mentoring give area students the opportunity to learn from our Symphony musicians during one-time or recurring visits. Musicians in the Schools The children of our region and their families enjoy concerts that vary from all-orchestral programs to collaborative productions which feature dance, the spoken word, puppetry, mime, singing, and other concert enhancements. Family Concerts Harrisburg Symphony Volunteers The Board and Staff of the HSO wish to thank our volunteer ushers and ticket-takers for their time and dedication. Your support is greatly appreciated! Linda Appolonia Marie Ashberry John & Louise Barto Susan Barto Patricia Baughman Carol Beamesderfer Tatyana Benoudiz Richard & Paula Bergstrasser Michelle Blessing Shelly Bloom Jeanne Bobenage Joyce Boughner Margaret Bower Donna Brandmeyer & Bob Davis Colleen Brashear Frank & Donna Breiner Stephen Brindamour 37 Lorraine Buchinski Jessie Burrows Barbara Cammack Jim & Marilyn Chastek Lesa Close Inge Coulter Kathy Creola Ellen Crompton Karen Davis Clay Dawson Maryann Demagall Sharyn Denham Jane Derr Carl & Susanne Donmoyer Jane Earle William O. Fisher Bradley Flinchbaugh JoEllen Frist Marie Furjanic Jonathan Gillette Jerry & Susan Good Michael Gruber Walter & Mary Hafer Jean Hager Beverly Headley Andy Herring Kathy Herring Mary Hines Kristy Holmes John Hope Karon Jones Cathy Kehler Angeline Kenney Rachael Ketterer Leanne Kile Mary-Kate Lee Robert Lomicky Annie Lu Toni Major Ann Malinak Jill Marinaro Ken & Marylou Martz Ida Maxwell Lois McKeon Doris Mercier Tammy Miller Jocelyn Miller Judy Mislitski Arlean Mitchell Eric & Mary Muir Terry Murphy William Murphy Teresa Neubaum Molly Newberry Ile Newkam Adam Pankake Nancy Patrick LoisJean Peters Charles & Sandra Powley Rose Prutzman Ira Rappaport Joshua Rappaport Peter & Nancy Rekus Jackie Richardson Adam Rineer Jim Rineer Helga Rist Rosemarie Ritter Evelyn Rixey Pat Rossetto Barbara Roy Christle Rushoe Wayne & Paula Sager Nurgul Salli Melissa Salli Ugur Salli Jem Salli Betty Saltzer Doris Siebener Richard & Louise Sis Don Snyder Nancy Snyder Haerin Son Michael Sorbo John Sponeybarger Mike & Joyce Stahle Michael Strickler Mary Ann Swartley Hope Swenson Shari Taylor Debra Tobias Audrey Trussell Ward VerHage Cynthia VonSchlichten Elinor Wagner Cheryl Walker David & Marjorie Waltman Jennifer Watkins Barbara Weaver Debra Wilkinson Sybil Williams Marie Williamson Grace Wilson Bev Witmer Caitlin Witmer Sid Witmer Boyd Wolff Dee Woods Gail Yost HSO Concert Volunteers as of 9/22/10 38 Join us for a Sweet Weekend! Tickets For Chocolatefest go on sale November 2010 Both events are held at Metro Bank The Hershey Lodge Keystone Human Services 124 Pine St., Hbg, PA 717-232-7509 www.keystonehumanservices.org A copy of the official registration & financial information for Keystone Partnership may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. David A Smith Ad 39 The Harrisburg Symphony Association expresses sincere appreciation to a group of dedicated donors who have joined together to ensure that the HSO continues to provide the finest orchestral music in Central PA. Box Office receipts cover only about one-third of the HSO's operating costs, donor support allows us to attract world-class artists and, at the same time, keep ticket prices accessible to all. It is only with the support of our donors that the HSO can continue. We greatly appreciate all gifts to the Annual Fund. This listing recognizes gifts of $50 or more from individuals to the HSO Annual Fund made between July 1, 2009 - September 22, 2010. We make every effort to be accurate and thorough. Please contact the HSO Development Office at (717) 545-5527 to report errors or omissions. Bold font: current season gift to 2010/11 Fund Italicized Bold: current and prior season gift Regular font: gifts to the 2009/10 Fund Annual Fund Contributors Maestro Circle Gold Mr. and Mrs. Dennis P. Brenckle $2,500-$4,999 Marion C. and William Alexander Thomas S. Davis, M.D. Wayne and Mary Dietrich Patricia and Rolen Ferris Ray and Mandy Fisher Rodger and Karen Clark Katherine and J. Frederic Cox II Leesa Crnogorac Joan and Jerry Croteau Bruce Darkes and Sheryl Simmons Dorothy and David Disney Elaine Dye John and Ginny Hall Ed and Carol Engerer Joan and Bill Flannery Drs. Madlyn and Michael Hanes Donald S. Gingrich Mrs. E. Louise Hepschmidt Nicholas and Ellen Hughes Julia Groh Johns Mrs. Marilynn R. Kanenson Ronald M. Katzman Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kleisner Dee and Joe Lewin Dr. Stephen MacDonald and Mary Warner Nancy Dering Mock Frank M. Masters, Jr. and Elizabeth S. Gault Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Goonrey Norma Gotwalt Frieda and Ray Gover James and Jean Grandon Mr. and Mrs. John G. Hatfield Derek and Margaret Hathaway Michael J. Merenda James and Karen Miles Howard E. Heckler Lena and Clarence Heimbaugh David R. Hoffman & Charles R. Peguese Col. and Mrs. John P. Kiley, USMC (Ret) Mr. and Mrs. Jon F. LaFaver Ken and Karen Lehman 40 Jim and Phyllis Mooney Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Pheasant Anita and Michael Malina Crystal Circle Messiah President Kim and D. Kelly Phipps Mr. and Mrs. William Reinhardt $50,000 and above Harrisburg Symphony Society Joel and Nancy Corwin Malina Stuart and Marty Malina Arley and Shirley Miller Diamond Circle $10,000 and above Mrs. Gerald Hall Mr. Robert Hall Bill and Beverlee Lehr Dr. and Mrs. William M. Murray Elsie W. 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PennLive.com is the online home of The Patriot-News. 70 71 72 2010 2011 ConCert SeaSon Susan Solomon Beckley, Artistic Director BROADWAY DeCember 3, 2010 8:00 PM Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg DeCember 4, 2010 7:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill December 5, 2010 3:00 PM Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church April 29, 2011 8:00 PM Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg April 30, 2011 7:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill mAy 1, 2011 3:00 PM Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church Call 233-1005 or visit www.harrisburgsingers.org For tickets and information Hearts and Voices Raised in Song 2010 - 2011 Season Dr. Robert Hart Baker, Music Director Messiah Sing-along 73 Sing with us on the choruses or simply enjoy listening Holiday Cheer! Featuring Rutter Magnificat and much more 5th Annual Madrigal Dinner Of Faith and Fate Haydn Mass in Time of War plus Brahms and Kod�ly Resident Company of Whitaker Center Est. 1895 Part of Musical History The Wells Foundation Linda L. Tedford, Artistic Director, Founder & Conductor 2010�2011 Season Annual Youth Choral Festival Sunday, November 21, 2010, The Forum, Harrisburg, 4:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Friday, December 17, 2010, Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010, Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, 4:00 p.m. Legends Among Us Saturday, May 21, 2011, The Forum, Harrisburg, 7:00 p.m. Additional performances: The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra La Boheme The Susquehanna Chorale, February 26 & 27, 2011 Symphony #3, Mahler The Susquehanna Children's Chorale April 16 & 17, 2011 74 susquehannachorale.org 717-533-7859 75 TH UR |O CT OB RIO UL T ER 7| 7:3 0P M THU FR RS & B th all in I|N e Ho M OVE 4& BER use 5|8 PM FRI | DECEMBER 3 | 8 PM 76 MIKE MARSHALL mandolin DAVID BALAKRISHNAN violin MARK SUMMER cello MADS TOLLING violin www.LiveatRoseLehrman.org BOX OFFICE: 717-231-ROSE (7673) JEREMY KITTEL viola CYRUS CHESTNUT piano Classical Ballet Training... with Contemporary Vision Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Sandra Carlino, Artistic Director Resident Ballet Company, Ned Smith Center for Nature & Arts Amphitheatre 77 December 4 & 5, 2010 The Nutcracker June 11, 2011 featuring the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Orchestra Scottish Rite Theatre Saturday 2:00 & 7:30; Sunday 2:00 PM The Summer Concert Rose Lehrman Arts Center/HACC 4:00 & 7:00 PM March 19, 2011 Spring Gala Concert Rose Lehrman Arts Center/HACC 7:30 PM Pre-School through Preprofessional Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Adult Ballet, Daytime Professional Class Year-Round Enrollment Ticket & School Information 717-732-2172 www.prballet.org Allenberry Playhouse Boiling Springs, PA September 15-October 10 October 13� October 30 November 3� December 23 Allenberry's Murder Mystery Weekend 78 www.allenberry.com Gretna Music @ Elizabethtown College Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Boston Brass Sat, Nov 20 Anonymous 4 Christmas Concert Sat, Dec 18 With its high spirited, good- humored, pops-flavored classics done with inimitable flare, Boston Brass is a first rate musical grin machine. These four gifted ladies perform a very special holiday concert that shows just why music was central to the bond of worship and celebration 1000 years ago, just as it is today. Imani Winds Sat, Mar 5, 2011 Imani is Swahili for Faith. And that's the perfect name for this gifted group dedicated to exploring the intersection of classical, folk, jazz & pop, in the passionate belief that music has no borders. 79 l Essentia g Listenin The Complete Bartok String Quartets Fri, April 8 & Sat, April 9, 2011 Four players bursting at the seams one moment, and the next whispering with the rapture of the blest. Bela Bart�k's six string quartets indeed cast an unparalleled emotional net. Fortunately, we've secured the services of LA's finest, the Calder String Quartet. When it comes to playing Bart�k's hyper-expressive, hyper-demanding masterworks, they're absolutely perfect. performed by the Calder Quartet Dinner and a Concert! Join us in the gallery adjacent to the hall for a scrumptious dinner buffet before each concert. Fantastic acoustics! Free Parking! 717-361-1508 � www.GretnaMusic.org Purchase multiple concerts for a savings of 5�20% "Didn't get yer tickets yet? Well, Good Lord, why not?!?" Al Jarreau* Vicki Lawrence and Mama* Get the Led Out Forever Plaid Capitol Steps* Ian Anderson Kansas In association with BRE Presents An Evening with Jethro Tull's In association with BRE Presents In association with BRE Presents Boyz II Men The Travelin' McCourys* 80 Mamma Mia! Christmas with John Tesh Bill Engvall* Messiah our * Ask about dinner/party! pre-show Mama Look-alike contest... details online! See complete schedule at strandcapitol.org TheGirl Groups of Television's Earlythe Funny Tune-Filled Tribute to Days... 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The New High-Energy, Ask For Anything MoreComedy Who Could Dance-Filled Musical ? with Incomparable SongsDance-Filled Musical Comedy George & Ira The New High-Energy, by3 � 20, 2011 Gershwin... FEBRUARY Who Could Ask For Anything More? with Incomparable Songs by George & Ira Gershwin... Who Could Ask 3 � 20, 2011 More? FEBRUARY For Anything FEBRUARY 3 � 20, 2011 The Popular Romantic Comedy That Follows One Couple On an Emotional 24-Year Journey Called Life The Popular Romantic Comedy That The Popular Romantic 2011 APRIL 1 � Follows OneOne Couple10, Comedy That Follows Couple On an Emotional On an Emotional 24-Year Journey Called Life 24-Year Journey Called Life APRIL 1 � 10, 10, 2011 APRIL 1 � 2011 The Classic Show Business Fable with Iconic Characters, an Unforgettable Score and the Mother of All Stage Mothers...One of the The Classic Show Business Fable with Iconic with Greatest Musicals Ever Written Iconic The Classic Show Business Fable and the Characters, an Unforgettable Score and the Characters, an Unforgettable Score JUNE 2 19, 2011 Mother of All Stage �Mothers...One of the Mother of All Stage Mothers...One of the Greatest Musicals Ever Written Greatest Musicals Ever Written JUNE 2 � 19, 2011 Request a 2010-2011 Season Brochure at email@theatreharrisburg 2011 JUNE 2 � 19, .com 717.232.5501 Request a 2010-2011 Season Brochure atat email@theatreharrisburg .com Request a 2010-2011 Season Brochure email@theatreharrisburg theatreharrisburg.com 717.232.5501 717.232.5501 theatreharrisburg.com theatreharrisburg.com Company of Resident Theatre Theatre Harrisburg is the Theatre Harrisburg is the Theatre Harrisburg is the Resident Theatre Company of Resident Theatre Company of 23 rd 82 83 ANNIVERSARY OUTSTANDING LIVE THEATRE . . . just 180 miles off Broadway! 25 th MAINSTAGE [title of show] Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, Book by Hunter Bell Oct 8 to Nov 6 August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON February 4 to 26 Sponsored by Char Magaro, Gerald McKee, Kristin Scofield and Jim Scheiner AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts April 15 to May 8 2011 FLYING SOLO FESTIVAL A Singularly Sensational Event! Our 12th annual festival of solo performers June 2 to 25 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Adapted by Wendy Kesselman at Whitaker Center March 12 & 13 Sponsored by Capital BlueCross 84 W H I TA K E R S TA G E Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Edward Alsedek at Whitaker Center December 2, 3, 4, 5 Sponsored by The Quandel Group and Pyramid Construction Services FOR TICKETS, CALL 717-232-1505 OR VISIT www.openstagehbg.com 85 Go Motorcoach! Go Bieber! Located at 1061 S. Cameron St. Harrisburg, Pa biebergroup.com Travel Well with Bieber!