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Greetings from the Musicians, Board and Staff of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Welcome to “We Speak Music,” the 83rd season of performance by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, under the guidance of our Music Director and Conductor, Arie Lipsky. Ann Arbor has a rich collection of academic, cultural, and sports institutions, and the Ann Arbor Symphony has a well-deserved place in its pantheon. In addition to our mainstage concerts, the A2SO reaches a broad swath of generations from the very young at KinderConcerts and Petting Zoos, to school children at Youth concerts and visits to schools by Arie and our small ensembles, and to our senior friends at our daytime Afternoon Delights concerts. I am “new” to town, having been in Ann Arbor only 30 years. During that time I have experienced the passing of some significant institutions, both large and small, from Pfizer and Borders to Drake’s, Liberty Records and Quality Bakery. It is a great reminder that we must never be complacent about what we have! The A2SO’s tradition of musical excellence is sustained by ticket purchases by our patrons, and by generous support received from our individual and institutional sponsors. Without your financial support, these mainstage concerts would not be possible. Thank You! Enjoy tonight’s concert! Sincerely,
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Arie Lipsky, Music Director Concerts 8:00 PM at the Michigan Theater unless otherwise noted
Opening Night September 17
Beethoven Festival October 22
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Board of Directors
President William J. Maxbauer First Vice President Paloma Jalife
Treasurer Bruce K. Duncan Vice Presidents Martha A. Darling Bruce K. Duncan J. Robert Gates Directors Leah D. Adams Renee Birnbaum Mary-Margaret Cornish Taylor Eagle James B. Froehlich Sylvia M. Funk Richard D. Hendricks J. Lawrence Henkel Julie Hepler Ann T. Hollenbeck Kevin Hsiao
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Secretary Steven C. Pierce Past President Kim A. Eagle John T. Hogan Joan K. Singer Jane Wilkinson
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Administrative Staff Zac Moore, General Manager and Education Director Devon Roeser, Administrative and Box Office Assistant Stephanie Roose, Marketing Manager Mary Steffek Blaske, Executive Director Lori Zupan, Business Manager You can reach us at 220 E. Huron St, Ste 470, Ann Arbor, 48104, by phone at 734.994.4801 or through the web site: www.a2so.com. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap.
Your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra From its inception as a shared dream among a group of music-loving friends to its establishment as a premier regional orchestra, through the leadership of 13 conductors over the course of 83 years, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra remains passionately committed to enriching Michigan’s culture through musical performance and dedicated connection to the community. The A2SO (then the “Ann Arbor Community Orchestra,” and later the “Ann Arbor Civic Orchestra”) offered its first major program in November 1931, after being founded in 1928. By 1935 the orchestra was organized under the general administration of Ann Arbor’s Parks and Recreation Department. In 1941, distinguished music educator Joseph Maddy, who had founded what would later become the Interlochen Center for the Arts, became the fourth conductor of the Symphony, which was still made up of amateur players. By 1986, the A2SO had become a fully professional orchestra under conductor Carl St.Clair. In 2000, Arie Lipsky was chosen as the organization’s new Music Director, and the Symphony has grown in its artistic quality ever since. A2SO concerts frequently feature world-class guest soloists, including Anton Nel, Adam Golka, Roman Rabinovich, Arkadiy Figlin, and even American Idol star David Archuleta. But the Symphony is most privileged to be part of a community that is already enriched with musical talent; local virtuosi such as violinist Yehonotan Berick, flutist Amy Porter, cellist Anthony Elliott, vocalist Freda Herseth, and many more also join the A2SO on stage regularly. We are especially proud of our commitment to new works and commissioning area composers. In September 2010, the A2SO gave the Michigan premiere of Ann Arbor composer Michael Daugherty’s emotional tour de force Trail of Tears, featuring Amy Porter. In 2009, the A2SO released its first CD, featuring the music of contemporary composer Paul Fetler, as part of Naxos’s “American Classics” series. The CD consists of live performances of Fetler’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with concertmaster Aaron Berofsky as soloist, Capriccio for orchestra, and Three Poems of Walt Whitman, narrated by Thomas Blaske. AnnArbor.com described the recording as “startlingly wonderful” and praised Fetler’s “evocative lyricism…in music that is itself protean in color, style, and mood.” -4-
Whether on the CD, in the concert hall or the classroom, your A2SO attracts, inspires and educates the most diverse audience possible; fosters a growing appreciation for excellent music and regional talent; and provides imaginative programming through community involvement. Join us this season as We Speak Music in the Key of A2速.
Arie Lipsky “My goal as a conductor is to be a musician who puts the music first, and to make sure what the composers wrote is delivered to the audience.” Born in Israel where he received extensive training as a cellist and as a flutist, Arie Lipsky was just nine when he won the first of many prestigious musical competitions allowing him to solo with his town’s orchestra. After this impressive success, he began to appear in concerts throughout Israel and Europe. Lipsky subsequently began serious study of composition and conducting. His mentors include Semyon Bychkov, Yoel Levi and Kurt Mazur in conducting and Pablo Casals and Leonard Rose on cello. He holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Music which he received before serving in the Israeli Army. After moving to the U.S., Lipsky served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Ohio Opera. He moved to Buffalo in 1984 to become the Buffalo Philharmonic’s principal cellist and in 1990, he became the Resident Conductor. In early 1995, on short notice, Lipsky replaced the late Eduardo Mata conducting the Israel Chamber Orchestra, where his success resulted in return engagements with many of Israel’s orchestras. He has also conducted the Arthur Rubinstein Orchestra in Lódz, Poland. Lipsky is the Music Director of the Ashland Symphony (Ohio) and conducts major orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Europe. An elegant and expressive conductor, Lipsky garners high praise from some of the world’s best conductors. Semyon Bychkov, Music Director of L’Orchestre de Paris, calls Lipsky “. . . a born conductor,” and Yoel Levi, former Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, says that “As a musician Arie is first class; his technique is excellent, his memory outstanding . . . he knows how to communicate and is well deserving of respect and admiration.” Now in his 12th season with the A2SO, Lipsky continues to grow a tremendous and loyal audience in Southeastern Michigan with concerts for both discerning and casual listeners who call what they hear as “the Ann Arbor Symphony sound” of confidence and clarity. As one reviewer said, “under the baton of Music Director Lipsky, the Orchestra played with finesse and polish that experience brings to bear.” Lipsky and the A2SO were honored during his 10th anniversary season -6-
as “Ambassador of the Year” by the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Lipsky and the A2SO also released a CD on the Naxos label of three pieces by American composer Paul Fetler. Education and outreach are key drivers to Mr. Lipsky’s musical vision. Last season he visited over 4,425 youngsters in classrooms and coached orchestral and band classes in a four-county area around Ann Arbor. Mr. Lipsky records on the Fleur de Son Classics label. His CD New Arts Trio in Recital at Chautauqua was reviewed by Fanfare Magazine: “I’ll affirm that this is one of the most interesting and exciting discs of piano trios, or any chamber music, or any classical music I have ever heard.” In 2010, he released a new CD of piano trios by Dvorak, Idoru, Piazzolla and Milch-Sheriff. Other critically acclaimed CD recordings include Schubert Overtures and Concertos by Sierra and Bruch, Guitar Concerti with the Castellani-Andriaccio Duo and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Arie is also a member of the New Arts Trio in residence at the Chautauqua Institute, where he serves as Director of Chamber Music. Arie enjoys an active family life with his wife Rachel and two children Gilad and Inbal.
“Good evening and welcome to tonight’s concert.” In each of my first three languages, welcome, my friends, to tonight’s concert. These words and symbols are my personal way of welcoming you to our season of musical conversations among members of the family, some of the greatest music ever written, and the A2SO’s masterful musicians. Our unique communications in any language make great, live, music. Some who knew me then would tell you that Music actually is my first language, in which I may have shown even more promise than I did in my native Hebrew! When I was a very little boy, my father brought home a new music book for my older sister, who was already an accomplished violinist. By luck, her inquisitive little brother – me – opened its covers before she came home from school that day. I read the notes, key changes, rhythms and rests, and it all readily, almost instantly, became a beautiful language to me. Imagine my sister’s – and my father’s – surprise when that night I sang her violin part as she played that same piece – Paganini’s Moses Variations – for the first time. Also, I remember playing the piccolo with my hometown Haifa orchestra when, as a very young member, I lost track counting the measures in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. I was troubled until a kind principal player smiled at me and said, “You’ve two more movements to wait before you play. Just sit back, listen and enjoy the music.” So this season I invite you in each of my three best languages to heed the advice of my kind and wise colleague. This entire season, sit back, listen and enjoy the common language we all speak tonight – Music. In any language, music expresses the treasured essences of my life and, I am sure, yours – our loves, dreams, hopes, sadness, joy – and maybe even smiles of surprise and delight, like those I will always remember on my sister’s and father’s faces that long ago night when I was growing up. Tonight we speak the language of Music in the Key of A2. -8-
A2SO 2012-2103 Season
The Joy of Music in the Key of A2® Classical Mainstage Concerts Beethoven Festival • September 15 • Hill Aud • 8:00 pm Beethoven: Ah, Perfido w/Laura Aikin Beethoven: Contradances for Orchestra Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Brahms and Friends • October 6 • Michigan Theater • 8:00 pm Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor w/Roman Rabinovich Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major Sabor Latino • November 3 • Michigan Theater • 8:00 pm Strauss: Don Juan • Moncayo: Huapango • Ravel: Bolero Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre w/Marco Sartor Vivaldi: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in D major w/Marco Sartor Mozart Birthday Bash • Jan. 19 • Michigan Theater • 8:00 pm W.A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Overture, K. 527 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 w/Yehonatan Berick Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet in D major w/William Campbell Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner” Scheherazade • March 16 • Michigan Theater • 8:00 pm Chambers: Crazed for the Flame Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, w/Amit Peled Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Season Finale: Mahler 6 • Apr. 27 • Michigan Theater • 8:00 pm Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor Special Added Concert 1st Annual Holiday Pops • December 7 • Hill Aud • 8:00 pm Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (excerpts) Anderson: Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival Plus other fun holiday treats Information on Family Concert Series can be found on page 48. Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor this music. -9-
Tonight we reveal to you the 2011-2012 Celebrity Conductor and winner of this season’s Pursuit of the Podium. All season long, the community has been involved in this newest FUNdraiser for the A2SO’s education and outreach programs. You nominated over 50 people to be a celebrity conductor; 21 were chosen. You voted for these 21 – and the top 10 vote-getters continued to round two. You voted again for these 10 – and the top five continued into this final round. You voted for the top five, and tonight we reveal the winner to you. An enormous thank you to all our potential conductors, our voters, our host Russ Collins of the Michigan Theater, and our sponsor WEMU. This program went to press a week before the FUNdraiser was completed, and at that time we had raised $17,000, all to benefit the A2SO’s important education programs. Here are the bios and photos of our top five potential celebrity conductors, along with a short statement of why they chose to be part of Pursuit of the Podium.
David Herzig David was born in Cleveland; grew up in Cincinnati; earned a BA in Chemistry/Biology from Oberlin College; and a PhD in bio-organic chemistry and statistical thermodynamics from the University of Cincinnati. After a post-doctoral and a staff position at The National Institutes of Health, he joined the faculty of NYU Medical School from which he was recruited to the pharmaceutical division of WarnerLambert Co. In 1976-77 he, Phyllis and their four children moved to Ann Arbor following the acquisition of Parke Davis. Having grown up with a strong family interest in the arts, particularly classical music (David took piano lessons through his senior year in college), he and -10-
Phyllis were ecstatic to find in Ann Arbor a wealth of arts easily accessible and affordable. David left W-L in March of 1999 as VP of Drug Development to pursue his interest in R&D consulting and working with biotechnology startups. He also wanted to learn the art and skill of making furniture. Since then he has made several pieces under commission. David has served on the boards of The Michigan Center for High Technology, The Michigan Biotechnology Association, UMS, Performance Network, The Jewish Federation, The Jewish Foundation, and Metabasis Pharmaceutical Company. David says, “My time on the podium will create sounds and tones that have never been heard before and hopefully will never be heard again. So please vote for me to be able to support your Ann Arbor Symphony.”
Jim Irwin Jim Irwin is an Ann Arbor business owner, an author, and a composer. He has a doctorate in education, is a licensed Master Captain in the US Merchant Marine, and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. With his wife, Millie, Jim has endowed several student scholarships at U-M, Washtenaw Community College, and Wayne State University. Their support of U-M programs includes several years of sponsoring the annual Halloween Concert, the Collage concert, jazz festivals, and the Michigan Marching Band halftime show. For ten years, Jim and Millie provided sole sponsorship of the UMS “Handel’s Messiah” and the “Seven Mondays at Seven” Carillon concert series. They are also major supporters of the Kerrytown Concert House. Over the years, Jim has served on numerous non-profit Boards of Directors. Some have made him an Honorary Life Member. He is an Eagle Scout, and the recipient of local scouting’s highest honor, The Silver Beaver Award. He is a long-time member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club. For the A2SO, Jim and Millie were the first to endow a chair in the orchestra, Principal Clarinet, currently held by Brian Bowman. They also have been sole sponsors of many A2SO stage concerts, including the “Mozart Birthday Bash” and the “Season Finale Concert.” -11-
Jim is a husband, a father, and a grandfather. In addition to his business duties, he is currently writing a second sports-oriented book as requested by U-M. Jim claims that music and sports are his greatest passions. Plus Millie, of course. Jim says, “I remember one time during a performance leaning over and whispering to Millie, ‘Wouldn’t it be a kick to conduct this orchestra?’ and she out of the corner of her eye looked at me and said ‘In your dreams.’ Well, what do you know? The dreams are here, and thanks to you I’m one of the nominees to conduct the orchestra, and that’s a kick.”
E. Daniel Long E. Daniel Long retired after a 40-year career in public schools teaching in Nebraska and Michigan. For 35 years, he was affiliated with the Ann Arbor Public Schools directing bands and orchestras at Slauson Middle School. He is the Founding Director of the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts Youth Drawing by Jaye Schlesinger Symphony Orchestra. Dan has been a guest lecturer at the U-M and Eastern Michigan University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Midwest Clinic (Chicago) Medal of Honor and the ASTA Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award, named after a former concertmaster of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Long was a member (bassoon) of the A2SO during his first few years in Ann Arbor. Since retiring in 2002, he continues to guest conduct and present clinics throughout the United States. Dan says, “As a retired music teacher from the Ann Arbor Public Schools, I have had the opportunity of teaching countless young people, some of whom are members of our Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. What fun it would be to join them and other friends of mine in a moment of making beautiful music.”
Linda Marshall As a child, Linda Selig Marshall studied piano, violin and organ. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and taught public school music in Kansas and California. While she was a choral music teacher at Poway High School, Linda’s choirs won superior ratings at Festival and competitions in San Diego County. In 1981, she earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Kansas. Linda moved to Ann Arbor in 1993 and became organist and music director at First Baptist Church Ypsilanti. She has sung with the UMS Choral Union for 15 years. Linda now teaches piano privately and continues at First Baptist, as well as being an active volunteer in the music community. Linda says, “My cat Maestro would really like to be in the competition but he hasn’t figured out how to hold a baton. He’s agreed to let me do it in his place; so they should vote for me, right Maestro?”
Larry Van Slambrook Rev. Larry Van Slambrook is a graduate of the University of Michigan with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He is married and has two married sons, a daughter and six granddaughters. Larry was a choral director in the Royal Oak and Redford Twp. Schools, as well as Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska. He taught at Eastern Michigan University where he directed the University Choir and Men’s Glee Club. Rev. Van Slambrook earned a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and has served as pastor of churches in Michigan and Ohio. He currently serves the St. Andrew’s UCC in Dexter. Larry says, “A vote for me is not only a vote that would put me in front of the orchestra but even more a vote for our children and our youth and a vote for the future of beautiful music in this whole area.” -13-
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Back in July when this fiscal year began, tonight’s Carmina Burana concert seemed ages away. In August I walked along the long blue shore of Lake Michigan with my ever-attentive flat-coat retrievers Blanche, Ruby and Blue splashing beside me. I recited to them the season’s music to be played, the soloists, and even hummed some of the melodies from each. “Oh Fortuna!” really grabbed the dogs attention. Did it sound like a call to an especially yummy dinner? Was it the familiarity of the melody given how many times they heard it played on televised collegiate football and pro sports games? Whatever the reason, it is a memorable theme and one whose driving pulse keeps it in our minds. We are fortunate this evening to have the presence of real musicianship on stage at Hill. It is one of the things I love best about our A2SO – we knit together with our area’s stellar non-profit organizations and with our area schools. We are appreciative to all the chorus leaders for tonight’s concert who have worked this academic year in preparing their charges: Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s Bonnie Kidd; Boychoir of Ann Arbor’s Tom Strode; Huron High School’s Richard Ingram; Steve Lorenz who prepared the Measure for Measure and Pioneer Choruses; and Skyline High School’s Lyn CieChanski. A shout-out to Youth on Board Member Priya Menon who said this would be a terrific time to link with Skyline Chorus, celebrating its first year with all grades being represented. Enjoy tonight’s concert, and may Fortune continue with you throughout the summer ’til we meet again with this outstanding conductor and orchestra on September 15.
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April 21, 2012 Hill Auditorium Arie Lipsky, Conductor Pursuit of the Podium Winner, Guest Conductor Mary Wilson, Soprano Timothy Culver, Tenor Paul Grizzell, Baritone Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, Bonnie Kidd, Director Boychoir of Ann Arbor, Thomas Strode, Director Huron High School A Cappella Choir, Richard Ingram, Director Measure for Measure, Steven Lorenz, Director Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir, Steven Lorenz, Director Skyline High School A Cappella Mixed Choir, Lindsay CieChanski, Director This concert is cosponsored by with additional support by
Program Piece to be Determined Pursuit of the Podium Winner, Guest Conductor New Era Dance........................................................Aaron Jay Kernis The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by Jo-Ann Socha to celebrate her friend Marilyn Gallatin.
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, ............. Johannes Brahms op. 56a Theme: Andante (Saint Anthony Chorale) Var. 1: Poco più animato Var. 2: Più vivace (cont.) Var. 3: Con moto -17-
Brahms (continued) Var. 4: Andante con moto Var. 5: Vivace Var. 6: Vivace Var. 7: Grazioso Var. 8: Presto non troppo Var. 9: Andante (passacaglia) The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by José and Paloma Jalife.
Intermission Carmina Burana................................................................. Carl Orff Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – Fortune, Empress of the World 1 O Fortuna 2 Fortune plango vulnera I. Primo vere – In Springtime 3 Veris leta facies 4 Omnia sol temperat 5 Ecce gratum Uf dem anger – On the Lawn 6 Tanz 7 Floret silva nobilis 8 Chramer, gip die varwe mir 9 Reie 10 Were diu werlt alle minute II. In Taberna – In the Tavern 11 Estuans interius 12 Olim lacus colueram 13 Ego sum abbas 14 In taberna quando sumus
All the world is your stage now – from Hill Auditorium to NYC! LOVE YOU MORE: Mom, Buster and Niko -18-
III. Cour d’amours – The Court of Love 15 Amor volat undique 16 Dies, nox et omnia 17 Stetit puella 18 Circa mea pectora 19 Si puer cum puellula 20 Veni, veni, venias 21 In truitina 22 Tempus est iocundum 23 Dulcissime Blanziflor et Helena – Blanziflor and Helena 24 Ave formosissima Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – Fortune, Empress of the World 25 O Fortuna The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by Marilyn and Gerald Woolfolk in honor of their 40th anniversary and their love of music. The surtitles are sponsored by the Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation. Presentation flowers courtesy of Tom Thompson/Flowers. Shar Products has sponsored the purchase of the Brahms for our permanent library collection.
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New Era Dance Aaron Jay Kernis Born January 15, 1960; Philadelphia, PA
Aaron Jay Kernis began to teach himself how to play the piano at age 12. A small distraction was that he did not know how to “read” music, so the obvious solution was to compose his own. Very quickly, one thing led to the next. Time flies, and before long Kernis found himself studying composition with Charles Wourinen at the Manhattan School of Music. In fortunate turns, he continued his advanced training with John Adams at the San Francisco Conservatory and Jacob Druckman, Bernard Rands, and Morton Subotnick at Yale. Kernis was just 23 years old when his first orchestral score Dream of the Morning Sky was performed by the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. In 1998 Aaron Jay was honored as the youngest composer ever to receive the Pulitzer Prize for his String Quartet No. 2 - Musica Instrumentalis. His important awards include the Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship and honors from BMI and ASCAP. In 2011 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He continues to meet commissions from diverse venues like Disney, American Public Radio, major orchestras and many renowned performers. Since 2003, Kernis has served as professor of composition at Yale University. He is also the managing director for the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, which facilitates the performance of new orchestral scores by aspiring composers. About his overall musical intentions Kernis writes: “I want everything to be included in music – soaring melody, consonance, tension, dissonance, drive, relaxation, color, strong harmony and form – and for every possible emotion to be elicited actively by the passionate use of these elements.”
New Era Dance was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. Composed in 1992, the work is scored for full orchestra with an expanded battery (percussion) as well -20-
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as a Digital Audio Tape which presents a collage of electric bass effects and other familiar sounds. The title New Era Dance is borrowed from a post-World War I ragtime dance tune. However, Kernis’ new piece does not reflect the spirit of the former times as much as our own. In particular the composer speaks of a pastiche of modern motifs which are “larger than life,” i.e., based on events like the Los Angeles riots which occurred not long before the presidential election of 1992 and the street sounds from the Washington Heights section of New York City. The madcap mix also includes the punchy rhythms of Latin salsa, some veritable crackmobile rap, a bluster of Disco, fragments of American gypsy-camp folk and even some sassy 1950s jazz. Kernis relates that “all of these things represent new eras in one way or another.” Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, op. 56a Johannes Brahms Born May 7, 1833; Hamburg, Germany Died April 3, 1897; Vienna, Austria Although the official unveiling of Brahms’ first symphony occurred in 1876, a fertile interval of many years preceded the event. Current with the composer’s work on that momentous score was his setting of opus 56a, the so-called Haydn Variations. It is an important detail, since Brahms – “the late-bloomer symphonist” – was already at the top of his game, probing the orchestral seas with the deep-sonar pen for which he is so admired today. The Haydn Variations were initially scored (op. 56b) for two pianos, then orchestrated in 1873. This latter version has been logged in as opus 56a simply because it was the first to be published. As for the title of the piece, a footnote is in order. A well-known story reports that Brahms first encountered the Saint Anthony theme when it was highlighted for him in 1870 by Haydn’s biographer C.F. Pohl. The reference was to the second movement of a Divertimento which was presumed to be in the composer’s hand. While the timing of this detail is correct, history books have since been revised. Haydn scholars now agree that the tune was not composed by Franz Joseph but rather by an unknown master who will probably never be identified. Today the hearty theme is thought to have been adapted from an anonymous church -21-
hymn now known as the Saint Anthony Chorale. As an avid collector, Haydn had merely added an unsigned manuscript to his library, never thinking that someone might later mistake it as his autograph. The charming music of op. 56a begins at once with the well-known tune – brushed with the elegance and cadence characteristic of the Baroque era. What follows is a set of nine seamless improvisations, brightly cast in an array of interwoven melody and harmony, concluding with a stately passacaglia, a slow dance form of Spanish origin from the 16th century. Events of 1873 (Haydn Variations composed) - Detroit Evening News first issued August 23 - Board of Public Works established in Detroit - Michigan State board of Health established - First cable car in San Francisco - Mark Twain writes The Gilded Age - Jules Verne writes Around the World in Eighty Days - Corot paints Souvenir d’Italie - Barbed wire invented in De Kalb, IL - Coor’s Beer founded in Colorado - Thermos bottle invented in Scotland - Northwest Mounted Police established in Canada
Carmina Burana Carl Orff Born July 10, 1895; Munich, Germany Died March 29, 1982; Munich College drinking songs? Sassy tunes and seductive harmonies? Lusty lyrics? In scenes from heartache to joy? From vagrant seminarians and monks dating back to at least 740 AD? In low-German, quasi French and Latin patois? All of this stored in monastery archives? Yes, all of the above and more: add a chorus, soloists and symphony orchestra and sometimes dancers and stage props and we have Carmina Burana – a musical and theatrical masterpiece – Hollywood will one day bring this dazzling score to the wide and silver screen. Carmina means “songs,” and Burana refers to a particular province -22-
named Beuren, nestled in a little valley at the edge of the Bavarian Alps about 30 miles south of Munich. It was at this spot that an ancient monastery stood untouched by public hands for at least a millennium until it was converted to the public domain in 1803. Its archival libraries revealed a wealth of ecclesiastical literature as well as a collection of secular-cum-earthy poems titled Codex latinus monacensis 4660, now part of the permanent collection at the German State Library in Munich. Given his relentless search for primary sources, it was natural that Orff (who was a lifetime citizen of Munich) would discover the text and set it to music, which he completed in 1937. The piece has been a knockout concert favorite ever since. About his choice of ancient and arcane sources the composer provided the following comment: “I am often asked why I nearly always select old material, fairy tales and legends, for my stage works. Because I do not feel them as being old but rather as being valid. The time element disappears, and only the spiritual power remains. My entire interest is in the expression of spiritual realities. I write for the theater in order to represent a spiritual attitude.”
With regard to these celebrated lyrics and their ostensibly bawdy references, perhaps far too much has been made. By current Hollywood standards the text would not receive more than a yawning PG. To be sure, the text is far from sacred – we have here in fact a secular oratorio – but in the department of racy innuendo it is no match even for the libretto of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Here Carl Orff has scored a work of striking musical appeal, directly biased with tantalizing rhythmic figures and layered with wide open harmonies, stunning melodies and the energy of perpetual youth. The mix of choral, solo and orchestral interplay maintains an inspired arch from the opening chant to its exhilarated return near the close. As an aside it is remarkable that the repetitive techniques employed by Orff in Carmina have been fashionably adapted into the styles of many of today’s “up-to-date” composers. The catchy mode even has a name: “minimalism,” i.e., using small rhythmic and harmonic fragments over and over again with little change spread over lots of time. But there is not a grain of tedium in Carmina Burana – where Carl Orff’s lyrical gift glides with breezy color over every phrase and every punchy rhythm. One might say the work sings and dances from medieval stained glass brought to life – reverent no less but on secular themes. -23-
Events of 1937 (Carmina Burana composed) - Centennial of Michigan statehood - Lone Ranger program begins over radio station WXYZ - Magnetic resonance discovered (MRI) - German Jews evicted from commercial trade in Europe - Nazi scourge gains power - Social Security Act supported by Supreme Court - Insulin used to treat diabetes - Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific - Queens College founded - Xerox process is pioneered - Newsweek Magazine is founded - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Guernica painted by Picasso - Bugs Bunny makes cartoon debut - NBC Symphony founded under Arturo Toscanini
Mary Wilson Soprano Mary Wilson is acknowledged as one of today’s most exciting young artists. Cultivating a wide-ranging career singing chamber music, oratorio and operatic repertoire, her “bright soprano seems to know no terrors, wrapping itself seductively around every phrase.” (Dallas Morning News) Earlier this season Ms. Wilson sang Handel’s Messiah with the University Musical Society Choral Union and the A2SO in Ann Arbor, as well as with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and at Augustana College in Illinois. During 2011-12 she also performs with the Florida Bach Festival for a series of concerts, Boise Philharmonic for Brahms’ Requiem, Buffalo Philharmonic for Haydn’s Creation, Music Angelica for Bach’s Wedding Cantata, Richmond Symphony Orchestra for Poulenc’s Gloria, Delaware Symphony for Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. The soprano joined Boston Baroque twice during the season, first for a New Years Eve concert of arias in New York City and then as Euridice for a semi-staged production of Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice. -24-
Highlights of the 2010-2011 season included performances with Cedar Rapids Symphony for Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Boston Baroque for Handel’s virtuosic show-stopper Gloria, and the Cincinnati Symphony for Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Coronation Mass. In addition, she debuted with Philharmonia Baroque for performances of Handel’s Messiah, sang Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra Iowa and joined the Dayton Opera for their 50th Anniversary Concert of Stars. Each season Ms. Wilson can be heard on concert stages across the US. Recent appearances include performances with Boston Baroque, Dayton Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Florida Bach Festival, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Philadelphia Orchestra and Delaware Symphony to name just a few. Her recent leading roles on the opera stage have included Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Boston Baroque, Gilda in Rigoletto with Arizona Opera, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Arizona Opera, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Tulsa Opera, and Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo with Berkshire Opera, among others. This is Mary Wilson’s third appearance with the A2SO, the second under A2SO auspices. She is represented by Robert Mirshak Artist Management.
Timothy Culver Tenor Timothy Culver has become a staple in the Great Lakes music scene. He has been described as having “a rich but penetrating tenor” and that he “faces florid tenor writing with a fearless vivacity.” Equally at home in both operatic and musical theater works, Mr. Culver has performed with the Cleveland Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Lansing Lyric Opera, Porthouse Theatre, Huron Playhouse and the Cleveland Orchestra. Some recent roles include Count Almavira in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Alfredo in La Traviata and Albert Herring in the title role. During the inaugural season of the Opera Theatre of Lucca in Lucca, Italy, Mr. Culver performed and studied under the direction of internationally renowned baritone, Lorenzo Malfatti. A frequent recitalist, oratorio and concert soloist, Mr. -25-
Culver sang in the U.S. premiere of Erwin Schulhoff’s H.M.S. Royal Oak with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Mr. Culver is an Associate Professor of Voice at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Currently, he resides in Stow with his wife and three children. This is Mr. Culver’s first appearance with the A2SO.
Paul Grizzell Paul Grizzell’s rich Bass Baritone sound has been heard in many of the major music capitals of the world. In Germany, England and throughout the United States he has performed opera, concert and oratorio works of many great masters yet has given a concentrated effort to works of the 20th Century. He has been heard by audiences most recently at the Berlin Philharmonie, also at Carnegie Hall with Daniel Barenboim conducting and has sung with other leading conductors of our time including James Levine and Claudio Abbado. Mr. Grizzell has rendered operatic performances of Strauss’s Elektra in New York and in his hometown of Chicago. At Lyric Opera of Chicago he recently performed in the world premiere of Anthony Davis’ Amistad. Among his other opera credits is a recent performance of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron with Pierre Boulez conducting in Berlin, Germany. His diversity on the operatic stage has been highlighted by appearances as Verdi’s Rigoletto, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Germont in La Traviata. Performances have also included Puccini’s Marcello in La Bohème and Falke in Die Fledermaus. He sang in Chicago Opera Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Copland’s The Tenderland and recently made his debut in Carmen as Escamillo. As a concert soloist, he has performed with many of America’s finest orchestras and in England singing works such as Bach’s Magnificat and Donizetti’s Requiem. Paul has sung many concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under both the batons of Daniel Barenboim and Sir Georg Solti. He made his subscription debut with the Milwaukee -26-
Symphony Orchestra in Voices of Light by Richard Einhorn, music inspired by the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. For another engagement, he performed Fauré’s Requiem with MSO and delivered many highly regarded performances of Carmina Burana and Kindertotenlieder on separate occasions for the Milwaukee Ballet. A regular performer of Baroque music, Mr. Grizzell recently sang with the Boise Philharmonic in performances of Handel’s Messiah and has performed the solos in both of Bach’s well-known Passions. In a recent performance of Brahm’s German Requiem Paul considered it a personal honor to be able to work with the great baritone Sherrill Milnes, his boyhood idol, as conductor. His concert repertoire also embodies Vaughn Williams Sea Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, and numerous works of Bach and Mozart. Paul loves Broadway Music and has enjoyed appearing in Pops Concerts including work with Erich Kunzel and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Mr. Grizzell can be heard on the recording labels of New World Records (Sowerby’s Forsaken of Man) and London Records (Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron, Sir Georg Solti conducting). This is Mr. Grizzell’s first appearance with the A2SO. He is represented by Chicago Concert Artists.
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is a non-profit organization whose goal is to enrich the culture and lives of the community by supporting and encouraging young singers to excel in both musical performance and social activities. The Chorale is comprised of two children’s choirs representing different levels of vocal ability and experience: Descant Choir – a preparatory level choir, under the direction of Shayla Hottinger Powell; and Concert Choir – for more experienced singers, under the direction of Bonnie Kidd. Each choir is dedicated to fostering excellence in musicianship. At their respective levels, children learn basic concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony, and dynamics, along with skills in vocal technique, breathing, tone production, diction, and sight singing. -27-
Students study vocal literature from a broad range of musical styles and periods, from classical to folk, from Broadway tunes to spirituals, from the 16th century to the present. They are exposed to new languages, as well as the customs, beliefs, and values of the world’s cultures. In recent concerts, the choirs have performed works in Latin, Hebrew, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, and French. While working with professionals in a nurturing atmosphere, students realize their musical potential, experience the satisfaction of achievement, and make lasting friendships. They also develop life-long transferable skills such as discipline, critical thinking, and teamwork. Conductor Bonnie Kidd began her career as the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale Concert Choir Director in 2006. Choirs prepared by Ms. Kidd have sung under the batons of Leonard Slatkin of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Arie Lipsky, Martin Katz of the University of Michigan, and with Ann Cooper Gay of the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus. For more information please visit their website at www. annarboryouthchorale.org. This is the sixth appearance of the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale with the A2SO.
Boychoir of Ann Arbor The Boychoir of Ann Arbor was founded by Dr. Thomas Strode, initially to provide a boys’ choir for the production of Bernstein’s Mass celebrating the reopening of the Michigan Theater, and subsequently established as a non-profit organization. This year, The Boychoir of Ann Arbor is celebrating 25 years of offering boys who like to sing a challenging and rewarding choral-music experience, while contributing to the cultural life of the Ann Arbor area. Each year, the Boychoir presents popular traditional Christmas concerts, classical and sacred music performances, and seasonal concerts of varied repertoire, as well as performing for benefits, and at weddings and other private events. The Boychoir of Ann Arbor has appeared with many other musical organizations including the Ann Arbor Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Measure for Measure, Vox Early Music Ensemble, and the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club. The Boychoir of Ann Arbor provides vocal training, sophisticated repertoire and varied performance opportunities -28-
for musically talented boys ages eight to 18 from throughout the greater Ann Arbor area. The Boychoir of Ann Arbor offers two choirs during the school year: the Preparatory Choir, for boys first learning to read music and to sing in a choir, and the Performing Choir, which performs both as a traditional treble choir and as full four-part choir including older boys with changed voices, as well as a one-week summer day camp program for boys who like to sing. This is the fifth appearance of the Boychoir of Ann Arbor with the A2SO.
Huron High School A Cappella Choir The Huron High School A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ingram, has completed five European tours including a 2006 appearance at the Verona, Italy Choral Competition, where they were awarded the Gold Trophy as the outstanding choir in their category, as well as a special judge’s award. They have also been invited to perform for Michigan State-wide Music Conferences for MSVMA and ACDA in 1994, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The Huron Music Department has received multiple Grammy Award designations over the past 12 years. This is the fourth appearance of the Huron High School A Cappella Choir with the A2SO.
Measure for Measure Measure for Measure was founded in 1988 by five University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club alumni, in an effort to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus. Under the leadership of the founding conductor, Dr. Leonard L. Riccinto, the group debuted in April 1989 with 19 singers. Chorus members come from throughout southeast Michigan, ranging in age from 21 to over 80. Though drawn from a wide variety of occupational backgrounds, they share a dedication to the choral art and enjoy a special blend of camaraderie, community and musicality. The group has earned praise for their lively musical excellence in performances throughout America and Europe, but the reflection they most often value is the often heard “You really enjoy what you are doing!” -29-
Measure for Measure’s efforts to promote male choral singing have led to performances throughout Michigan, the United States, Canada, and Europe. Measure for Measure has collaborated with the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestras, and performed at conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, and the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses. Steven Lorenz is the musical director and conductor of Measure for Measure, as well as director of choral activities at Pioneer High School, where he directs four curricular choirs, oversees seven extra-curricular choirs, and teaches advanced placement music theory. During the summer, Mr. Lorenz is on the conducting faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp, directing the Intermediate Vocal Arts program. Mr. Lorenz holds degrees from Michigan State University (M.M.) and Carleton College (B.A.), studying conducting with Jonathan Reed and Lawrence Burnett. Choirs prepared by Mr. Lorenz have appeared at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Convention and Michigan State Convention, Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses seminar, Michigan Music Conference, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and have sung under the batons of Enrique Diemecke, Arie Lipsky, David Rayl, and Leonard Riccinto. Mr. Lorenz has been named the MSVMA State TTBB Honors Choir conductor for 2013. This is Measure for Measure’s fifth appearance with the A2SO.
Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir The Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir, led by Steven Lorenz, is a select, auditioned choral ensemble of men and women, grades 10-12. The A Cappella Choir is one of 11 choirs at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, four curricular and seven extra-curricular. Members participate in solo and ensemble, honors choir, and private voice study. The A Cappella Choir will be appearing at the 2012 Michigan Youth Arts Festival as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert. This is the fourth appearance of the Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir with the A2SO.
Skyline A Cappella Mixed Choir A Cappella Mixed Choir is Skyline’s select SATB choir consisting of 45 members in grades 10, 11, and 12. A Cappella Choir was founded in 2009 and is directed by Lindsay CieChanski. A Cappella Choir strives to explore wide varieties of genres of choral music and consistently earns Excellent and Superior ratings at MSVMA Choral Festival at the advanced level. Members of A Cappella choir, along with members of Skyline’s other two choirs, Bel Canto and Cantare Cantando Mixed Choir, recently toured Italy and performed at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Santa Maria Maggiore and All Saints Church in Rome, and at the Livorno Conservatory. A Cappella Choir members would like to thank the AAPS Board of Education, AAPS and Skyline Administrators, the Skyline Friends of the Arts Club, and their families for their support. They are excited to perform Carmina Burana tonight and would like to thank A2SO for inviting them to be a part of this performance and for giving them the opportunity to study this incredible work. This is the first appearance of the Skyline choir with the A2SO.
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Orchestra and Chorus Violin I Aaron Berofsky, Concertmaster Stephen B. Shipps Concertmaster Chair
Kathryn Votapek Karen Donato
Ruth Merigian and Albert A. Adams Chair
Linda Etter Violin Chair
Sarah and Jack Adelson Violin Chair
Gunnhildur Dadadottir Jessica Nataupsky Katie Rowan
Froehlich Family Viola Chair
Hilary Lewis Paul Cheng Nathan Peters Amy Pikler Daniel Plonka Linnea Powell
Cello Sabrina Lackey*
Sundelson Endowed Principal Cello Chair
Kim, Darlene and Taylor Eagle Violin Chair
Bill and Ilah Weiblen Cello Chair
Priscilla Johnson Violin Chair
Violin II Barbara Sturgis-Everett*
Britton Riley Ken Ishii Matthew Zalkind Stefan Koch
Bass Erin Zurbuchen* John Kennedy
Marijean Quigley-Young Cello Chair
Carolyn Lukancic Ken Davis
Rita and James H. White Cello Chair
The A 2 Principal Second Violin Chair Honoring Anne Gates and Annie Rudisill Brian K. Etter Memorial Violin Chair
TĂŠa Prokes Anne Ogren Sharon Meyers-Bourland Sita Yetasook Wendy Zohar Denice Turck Elaine Sargous Viola Jarita Ng*
Tim and Leah Adams Principal Viola Chair
A2SO Board Emerita Chair
Betsy Soukip Jean Posekany
Flute Penelope Fischer* Lori Newman
D. Brad Dyke Section Flute Chair
Oboe Timothy Michling*
Gilbert Omenn Principal Oboe Chair
Kristin Reynolds, Eng. Horn
Trombone Donald Babcock* Brian Robson
Bill and Jan Maxbauer Oboe Chair
Mark and Susan Orringer Family Trombone Chair
Andria Brennan Hoy
Clarinet Kevin Schempf*
Tuba Fritz Kaenzig*
Jim and Millie Irwin Endowed Principal Clarinet Chair
Charles A. Gabrion Principal Tuba Chair
Amy and Jim Byrne Clarinet Chair
Timpani James Lancioni*
Bassoon Yeh-Chi Wang*
A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young Principal Timpani Chair
E. Daniel Long Principal Bassoon Chair
Percussion Dan DeSena*
William and Betty Knapp Section Bassoon Chair
Nora Schankin, Contrabassoon Horn Stacie Mickens* Bernice Schwartz
Katie Kusterer Taylor French Horn Chair
Ben Strecker Celeste McClellan Melanie Hellick
Trumpet William Campbell*
David S. Evans III Principal Trumpet Chair
Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Chair
Matthew Bloomfield Joe Nibley -34-
Abraham Weiser Principal Percussion Chair John Dale Percussion Chair
Kyle Acuncius Donald Peterson Lynn Koch
Keyboard Robert Conway* Kathryn Goodson
Cynthia Greenspan Keyboard Chair
Librarian Sarah Ruddy Operations Manager Jonathan Tyman
Soprano Steffany Bluestein Taylor Boes Maia Bolhuis Allie Cadavieco Kelsey Detering Maddy Dorsey Adriana Ellis Sophie Faylor Angie Goulet Tionna Griffin Emma Griffith Adriana Hassan Hannah Hesseltine Clare Higgins Sharanya Jayendraprasad Victoria Johnson Nisha Korakavi Clare Lauer Lucy Ma Tasha Major Katherine Markey Jenny Nathans Lilia Popava Rebecca Shipan Hannah Soderborg Sarah Stein Freida Steiner Karina Stribley Gracie Taylor Loring Yan Theros Rose Wall Sina Webster Ally Wier Amanda Wollschlager
Alto Katarina Alajbegovic Nanaki Atal Emily Ause Tasfia Bari Rachel Blanchard Blaire Crockett Jeannette Daida Julia DeVarti Christiana Hench Katie Kennedy Liz Kennedy Kelsey King Jessica Lakin Hannah Lehker Olivia Merritt Jessy Mielewski Kiyah Mills Lizzie Morgan Salem Nam Carly Paull-Baird Abby Peterson Verona Pinto Maddy Polovick Ashley Purcell Chelsea Racelis Ilana Rashes Helena Ratte Elise Reichard Marielle Saunders Grace Sun Kate Topham Lauren Trulik Sherry Wan Jiaxin Wang Rachel Xydis Lauren Zyber -35-
Tenor Iman Aslani Ari Axelrod Adam Bonarek Bob Bordeau Brian Brenton Jeff Caminsky John Comfort Nathan Cort Robert Coulter Ryan Deskins Dennis Giszczak Danny Guberinich Dick Halloran Jeff Harris Rick Hendricks Michael Hignite Dante Hill Q Howard Jim Jeffries Josh King Cameron Knox Adrian Leskiw George Lu Garo Matossian M.George McConnell Jordan McKay Jim Meretta Andrew Nazzaro Andrew Neevel Gabe Novak Ron Picard Steve Pierce Sam Rose Jim Rowan Parker Sanford Micah Smith Tom Stevick Mark Strader -36-
Simon Suboski Lukas Trierweiler Tom Turner Nicholas Wardner Stew Work Trevor Young Jonathan Zhou Bass Murphy Austin Will Babbitt Chris Bauer Dave Berry Lloyd Bloom Michael Bodary Tre Brown Mark Burdgick Richard Burney Dan Burroughs Chris Caminsky Al Clark Tim Cockerham Joseph Deakin Tim Everett Brian Farrell Clarke Flewelling Bob Florka Gary Fry Stefan Granner Don Haefner Ameer Harcourt R.Michael Hunt Jake Jedele Ben Kaldjian Sam Kidd Charles Kirk Corey Kitchen Billy Kryska Tom Lahyer
Clifford Larkins Doug Lewis Jordie Liao Peter Longan Kevin Marton James McCarthy Jay Moon Rick Moore Arjun Nagpal Charles Nicoli Jake Norton Brent O’Banion Socrates Papagerogiou Niraj Patel Andrew Pawuk David Perample Jack Pilutti Remington Reackhof Kenn Scheffer Don Shelton John Sheridan Cameron Smyth Jeff Tepas Luke Thompson-Kolar Magnus Wilson Daniel Wu Ascanio Zamperla Youth Brett Bender Sebastian Berofsky Charles Berofsky Anthony Birchler Francesco v. Bülow Abby Calef Kelsey Carpenter Ben Clingenpeel Veronica Correa Jeremy D’Silva
Aidan Drury Clayton Farmer Francisco Fiori Daniel Freiband Augusta Guo Audrey Gyolai Julia Hale Mira Heaney Delaney Heffner Andrew Himebaugh Eric Hughes Alex Joitke Sophia Klein A.J. Kosmalski Samantha Liu Bihanna Martin Ryan McDonald Katie McMaster Alexa Mikhail Helen Miller Dara Nafiu Aldo Pando Girard Carmen Parkinson Joel Pingel Jack Pribble Sorbie Richner Evan Rogers Alden Rohwer Casey Roy Luke Andoni Savas Hannah Schweitzer Yasmeen Shakour Andrea Shapiro Caitlin Simonds Gabriel Stott Miranda Stuart Nathan Weeden Elizabeth Woelmer Athena Xia -37-
Spotlight on our Chair Sponsors Each of our annual and endowment chair sponsors has his or her own story to share about their connection to music, the A2SO, and to this unique giving program. D. Brad Dyke, sponsor of the D. Brad Dyke Flute Chair, spoke to A2SO Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske about his musical interests and becoming a chair sponsor. MSB: How did your interests in music develop? DBD: I grew up in Parchment, Michigan. My parents – especially my Dad – played a variety of music. There was jazz by George Benson, Chick Corea and Chuck Mangione, as well as Classical. It may be where my eclectic love for all types of music started. I remember watching Cosmos on PBS and being fascinated by its sound track. There was a world of music there, purely Classical for sure, but also music from Japan and Bulgaria, for instance. I was also fascinated by the music taken into space on the Voyager I and II spacecraft in 1977 – they each carry a gold-coated copper phonograph record with 90 minutes of music from all corners of our world, and to this day are speeding away from Earth and are now more than 14 billion kilometers away – and may someday deliver a taste of our music and culture to other intelligent life! I still have and play that recording. When I came to study here at the University of Michigan, I remember shopping the World Music bins at Schoolkids’ Records. They guided me to music which I would not have known about, but that remains music I continue to love and listen to today. MSB: What music do you have on your iphone now? DBD: Literally . . . everything! There is rock ’n roll, jazz, Japanese shakuhatchi flute, Indian traditional, Bulgarian folk, as well as Classical. There are enough choices so that I can make a five-day journey in my car, all the while having plenty of choices from all genres and never have to repeat a piece. MSB: You came to an A2SO Petting Zoo this summer at the Townie Party and tried a violin for the first time. How did that experience and technique compare to playing your beloved guitar built for you by your brother? DBD: What intrigued me was the layout of the strings and the difference in its intervals. It’s backwards!!! On guitar, low string to high is EADGBE, -38-
whereas violin is GDAE, so I was immediately confused (more so than usual…). There are no frets on the violin, and the fingering that would bring me to a given note on my guitar would be relatively higher on the violin. It was fascinating to create scales on the violin and compare the same process to the guitar. MSB: What made you decide to become an A2SO Chair Sponsor? DBD: Last season I was moved by hearing our A2SO’s doing the Michigan premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears, a piece the A2SO helped to commission. Amy Porter’s flute playing was extraordinary. It made me think of the flute section and all the sections of the orchestra, not just the violins sitting in front which seem so dominant. I thought it was important to recognize another important section of the orchestra that had not yet been sponsored. Jimmy Carter has become a significant role model to me as one who gives back to his community. I learned through him that everyone who can, has an obligation to help give back to his community. I believe that the value of sponsoring an A2SO Chair is because if you value the arts and culture of a community that surrounds you and your life, then you give back to it. If music is your thing, then you should give back through music. I believe in the high quality of music here in Ann Arbor and want to keep it going! I also love anything having to do with the Michigan Theater (shameless plug…)! It’s another great Ann Arbor institution worth supporting! Join Brad in supporting the artistry of your A2SO, and take your seat on stage by becoming a Chair Sponsor. For more information about this program and its benefits to you, please contact Mary at 734.994.4801.
Spotlight On The Musician Chair Sponsorship Program for A2SOâ€™s talented musicians and to build
Millie and Jim Irwin Endowed Clarinet Principal, Brian Bowman
Charlotte Sundelson Endowed Cello Principal, Sarah Cleveland
Anne and Paul Glendon Concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky
Janet and Norm Ankers with Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Votapek
Leah and Tim Adams Viola Principal, Kathleen Grimes
Gil Omenn and Martha Darling, Oboe Principal, Timothy Michling
Roy and Susan Muir Trumpet Principal, William Campbell
Bob and Carolyn Gelpke Cello Section, Eric Amidon
J. Lawrence Henkel and Jacqueline Stearns Violin Section, Linda Etter
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee Violin Section, Linda Etter
Rod and Robin Little Violin Section, David Lamse
Randy and Sally Rudisill Second Violin Principal, Barbara Sturgis-Everett
Our Chair Sponsors is a leadership gift program created to help provide competitive salaries personal relationships between the Symphony and its audience members.
Darlene, Taylor and Kim Eagle Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Violin Section, Katie Rowan Violin Section, Linda Etter
Muriel and Daniel Converse Principal Percussion, John Dorsey
Mark and Susan Orringer Trombone Section, Scott Hartley
Scott Westerman, Brigitte and Paul Maassen Timpani Principal, James Lancioni Bassoon Principal, Nate Zeisler A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young
Amy and Jim Byrne Clarinet Section, Elliott Ross
Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Tuba Principal, Fritz Kaenzig
Bob Gates Second Violin Principal, Barbara Sturgis-Everett
Jan and Bill Maxbauer Oboe Section, Kristin Reynolds
Scott and the late Marcy Westerman Carmen and Harry Cross Cello Section, Percussion Section, Eric Amidon & MJ Quigley-Young Dan DeSena
George and Catherine Carignan Bass Section, Erin Zurbuchen
Betty Overberger Violin Section, Priscilla Johnson
Nancy Staub and Jack White Cello Section, Eric Amidon
D. Brad Dyke Flute Section, Lori Newman
William and Betty Knapp Bassoon Section, Yeh-Chi Wang
Letitia Byrd, Jody Tull de Salis, and Jo-Ann Socha Bass Section, Jon Luebke
Froehlich Family Viola Section
Estate of Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Section
Additional sponsors: Don and Carol Kusterer Horn Section
Join your fellow music lovers in supporting the artistry of the A 2SO, and take your seat “on stage” by becoming a Musician Chair Sponsor. Section sponsorships are $1,500; principal sponsorships are $2,500. Endowment opportunities are also available. For more information about this program and its benefits to you, your A 2SO and your community, contact Mary at 734.994.4801.
How has the A2SO touched your life? Many years of planning have gone into this Season where We Speak Music in the Key of A2 . We couldn’t be more proud of the music created by this amazing resident professional orchestra. We hope today’s concert exceeds your expectations by giving your imagination flight, your heart solace, your intellect mental gymnastics and your sense of fun some time with both new and long-time friends. ®
I invite you to help keep today’s A 2SO music continuing for future audiences. I invite you to remember your A2SO in your estate plans. What better way to thank your A2SO for touching your life than to make a contribution from your estate through a planned gift. -42-
How has the A2SO has touched your life? * With the breathtaking Carmina Burana? * With the riveting A2SO CD of Paul Fetler’s music, the goose-bump excitement of Beat! Beat! Drums!? * With the shouts from bus load after bus load of ecstatic elementaryschool children screaming “Copland Rocks!” or “A2SO is COOL!” after our March Youth Concerts? Most of you here today have a stronger-than-passing interest in supporting your A2SO. I ask you to join me in establishing a planned gift to our beloved A2SO and keep the music playing. Planned gifts are simple. They are your tools to make very concrete things happen. What’s more, those tools are as varied as the gamut of musical styles you will hear this season. Your trust and tax advisors can adapt any number of tools to make what you want happen: bequests, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, IRAs, 401Ks, life insurance policies, to name just a few. For many of us, we fear that by making planned gifts we might short-shrift our family and relatives. Truth be told, leaving a gift to charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. Many of us think our gift is too small and doesn’t make a difference. This couldn’t be less true – gifts small and large are critically important. More than 80 percent of Americans contribute to nonprofits annually throughout their lifetimes. But according to Leave a Legacy, only around 2.8% choose to continue this support through a charitable bequest. By making a bequest or other planned gift, you play your part in helping your A2SO entertain, educate and inspire future audiences and make an important difference in our community. Please feel free to contact me to continue to keep the music of your A2SO playing.
Leave a Lasting Legacy Make your legacy a part of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestraâ€™s future. With planned giving you can ensure that future generations will enjoy the same feeling that you are experiencing today.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Planned Giving Contact Mary Steffek Blaske 734.994.4801 or email@example.com
A2SO Education and Outreach Programs All of us at the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra are passionate about educating our children and being involved in our communities. We offer a variety of programs designed for families, teachers and students that reach beyond the concert hall, including classroom visits and community concerts. These programs engage more than 30,000 people each year, igniting sparks of curiosity about music that lead to transforming experiences. Youth Concerts Each year, nearly 5,000 students attend Youth Concerts at the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Open to public, private and home schools, these concerts offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning. Hill Auditorium presents a most unique classroom, where special performances by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra combine the thrill of live music with key educational concepts. Sponsored by AsahiKASEI, Dominoâ€™s Pizza, and U-M Credit Union, with support from Ann Arbor State Bank (busing subsidy). Instrument Petting Zoos Hands-on fun with instruments! Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. Instrument Petting Zoos inhabit A2SO Family Concerts, daycare centers and classrooms around Washtenaw County. Sponsored by Shar. Ensembles In Your Classroom The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra ensembles provide a unique and convenient way to expose students to classical music. Students hear live, top-quality music and meet professional musicians in an up-close, informal setting. During these interactive visits, the musicians will talk about music, history, music theory, the science of the sound produced by their instruments, and their own individual journeys to becoming professional musicians. Sponsored by Bank of America Foundation, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Meijer, Music Performance Trust Fund, Sigurd I. and Jarmila H. Rislov Foundation, and Toyota. -46-
Meet Your Conductor Maestro Arie Lipsky ensures that our music reaches beyond the stage when he steps off of the podium and visits your classroom. K-12 students are given the opportunity to meet Arie and ask all of those questions they have always wanted to ask a conductor. He can play the flute or cello, teach students to conduct simple patterns, conduct a school orchestra, and share wisdom about a musical career. KinderConcerts FREE 30-minute concerts designed especially for 2-6 year olds. Members of your AÂ˛SO join experts Gari Stein and Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Introduce even the youngest listeners to classical music by dancing a tango and waving colorful scarves with your little listeners at your local library. Sponsored by the Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, and David and Stephanie Pyne. Side-By-Side Concerts A unique, life-changing opportunity for student musicians to share the stage with Maestro Arie Lipsky and the musicians of your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Students and professionals work together to prepare for an unforgettable, shared concert experience. Each program is individually tailored to support the needs and abilities of your school orchestra. Afternoon Delights Maestro Arie Lipsky and select musicians from the A2SO play topquality chamber music concerts for the daytime crowd. The concerts -47-
are graciously hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor and sponsored by the CFI Group. A dessert reception precedes the hour-long concerts, providing audience members the opportunity to mingle with these talented musicians. Sponsored by CFI Group. Upcoming Education and Outreach Events May 11-14.............................................. Donald Babcock, Trombone KinderConcerts May 16.................................................................A2SO Brass Quintet Afternoon Delights Visit the A2SO web site, www.a2so.com, for details on these performances. 2012-2013 A2SO Benard L. Maas Foundation Family Concert Series Story Time • November 4 • 4 pm • Michigan Theater
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals • Penman Raccoon Tune Sing-Along with Santa • Dec. 15 • 4 pm • Bethlehem UCC
Sing your favorite carols with piano; featuring an A2SO member and youth performers, along with photos with Santa Music Around the World • March 17 • 4 pm • Michigan Theater Selections include: Copland Hoe Down from “Rodeo” • Ginastera Estancia Elgar Nimrod from “Enigma Variations” • Bernstein West Side Story Brahms Symphony No. 4 • Akpabot Three Nigerian Dances
Thank You to Our Advertisers The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is grateful to the advertisers in this program booklet. Their support allows us to provide this informative program booklet to all of our audience members free of charge. We hope you will patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw their ad in our program. If you are interested in placing your ad in a future program, please contact Lori or Stephanie at the A2SO office at 734.994.4801. Andrea Kotch Duda/Raymond James & Associates, Inc 51 Ann Arbor Cantata Singers 50 Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians 39 Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation C12 AnnArbor.com 72 Bank of Ann Arbor C9 Blaske & Blaske, PLC C3 Boychoir of Ann Arbor 48 Comerica Bank C8 Dahlmann Campus Inn C2 Edward Surovell Realtors C9 Everett Family 19 Fifth Third Bank C5 Glacier Hills Senior Living Community 3 HearUSA 3 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn 7 Huron H.S. Music Boosters 19 IATSE Local 395 39 Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss 16 Kapnick Insurance Group 69 Kerrytown Concert House 45 King’s Keyboard House 44 Lance & Erskine Communications C12 Maryanne Telese, Realtor C7
Mercy’s Restaurant 44 Mir’s Oriental Rugs Back cover Music For Little Folks C9 Newcomers Welcome Service C12 Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. C8 Paragon Sight and Sound C15 Partners in Internal Medicine 14 Performance Network 45 Phoenix Ensemble 51 Pierce Financial 50 Purple Rose Theatre Co. 50 Schakolad Chocolate Factory C6 Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel C11 Silver Maples of Chelsea C6 Steiner Family 18 Steinway Gallery of Detroit 14 TimePieces Personal Biographies 15 Tom Thompson/Flowers 5 University Musical Society C13 University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center 1 University of Michigan Museum of Art 32 Village Corner 15 WKAR C10 Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants 14 Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra 32
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Corporate Honor Roll We salute the outstanding support of the following businesses who have made a contribution of $1,000 or more to their Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. These businesses sponsor the exciting performances you hear, as well as the innovative education programs we provide. Their partnership with the A2SO enables us to serve over 40 regional school districts with exciting teaching materials which prepare 5,000 school-age youngsters for specially designed young peopleâ€™s concerts. We reach almost 30,000 youngsters every year with important music education programs. These businesses also provide much-needed general operating support. Many thanks for their investment in our community. Ann Arbor Automotive* Ann Arbor State Bank AsahiKASEI Plastics North America, Inc.* Bank of America* Bank of Ann Arbor* CFI Group* Comerica Bank and Charitable Foundation* Dominoâ€™s Pizza* Faber Piano Institute Ferguson & Widmayer, P.C.* Fifth Third Bank* G & S Metals and Refiners*
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.* KeyBank Meijer, Inc. Nacht Law Pride Source Media Group* Rehmann* Shar Products Company Slack & Davis L.L.P. State Street Area Association* Target Toyota Technical Center* University of Michigan Credit Union*
*Denotes sponsorship of $2,500 or more Contributions and pledges as of 4/6/2012
If you would like to join the Class of 2011-2012, or would like more information on the Corporate Honor Roll, please contact Mary Steffek Blaske at 734.994.4801.
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Contributions A special thank you to the following friends who support the A2SO from the private, corporate, and foundation sectors. These donors know that ticket prices cover less than half the cost of putting on a concert. We know that without their support, we couldnâ€™t be here tonight. Thank you! The following is a list of patrons who contributed or pledged their support for the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 seasons through April 6th. An asterisk (*) denotes a new donor this 2011-2012 season; + indicates donors who have rejoined our distinguished family of contributors; boldface indicates donors who have increased their support this season. p includes donations given as votes for Pursuit of the Podium.
Ovation Society $30,000+ Benard L. Maas Foundation
Encore Society $20,000+
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation
Bravo Society $10,000+ AsahiKASEI Plastics North America, Inc Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund G & S Metals and Refiners Jamie Galimberti - Vector Source Rebecca Horvath Loraine F. & Melinese M. Reuter Charitable Trust
Maestro's Circle $5,000+ Ann Arbor Automotive Bank of Ann Arbor CFI Group Comerica Bank and Charitable Foundation Ferguson & Widmayer, P.C. Fifth Third Bank Anne and Paul Glendon p Musicians Performance Trust Fund Gil Omenn and Martha Darling P
Toyota Technical Center
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Pride Source Media Group Rehmann Estate of Lisa Marie Tubbs Jonathan Tyman - Media Lingua A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young p Edward and Jane Schulak Sigurd I. Rislov and Jarmila H. Rislov Foundation State Street Area Association University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Michigan Transplant Center -53-
Concertmaster's Circle $2,500+ Two Anonymous Donors Tim and Leah Adams Janet and Norman Ankers Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Bank of America+ Brad and Lydia Bates p Marolin Bellefleur Thomas and Mary Steffek Blaske Dan and Muriel Converse Dominoâ€™s Pizza+ D. Brad Dyke Kim and Darlene Eagle Sherman and Sylvia Funk p
David and Phyllis Herzig p Friends of Jim Irwin p Roy and Susan Muir William Nolting and Donna Parmelee Duane and Katie Renken p Rotary Club of Ann Arbor University of Michigan Credit Union University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities* Scott Westerman Lori and Jeff Zupan
Symphony Guild $1,000+ Susan and Alan Aldworth p James and Catherine Allen Dr. and Mrs. Richard Allen p Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson p Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Ann Arbor Public Schools Education Foundation Ann Arbor State Bank Robert and Mary Baird Lisa and Jim Baker Martha and David Bloomp Rebecca S. Bonnell Charles and Linda Borgsdorf Amy and Jim Byrne David and Valerie Canter George and Catherine Carignan Jean and Ken Casey p Anne and Howard Cooper Harry and Carmen Cross Greg Czarnecki and Sue Dempsey Heather and Stuart Dombey John Dryden and Diana Raimi
John and Carol Eman Faber Piano Institute* James and Christine Froehlich Lela J. Fuester Bob Gates p Bob and Carolyn Gelpke Dietmar Haenchen and Kristen Barry Richard and Deborah Hendricks J. Lawrence Henkel and Jacqueline Stearns p Julie Hepler p John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche p Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn+ Carolyn B. Houston Ralph Hulett JosĂŠ and Paloma Jalife p Phil Jenkins Lawrence and Elizabeth Jordan KeyBank Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
William L. and Betty Knapp Donald and Carol Kusterer Allan Leonard* Paul and Carolyn Lichter p Arie and Rachel Lipsky Rod and Robin Little p Joan Lowenstein and Jonathan Trobe p Brigitte Maassen p Bill and Jan Maxbauer p Meijer, Inc.+ Dr. A. Rees Midgley and Dr. Jane Wilson Coon Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon)+ Cruse W. and Virginia Patton Moss Nacht Law Mark and Susan Orringer p Elizabeth Overberger Sumer Pek and Mickey Katz-Pek p Liza and Eran Pichersky
Concerto Guild $500+
Carol Amster Arbor Springs Water Co., Inc. Daniel and Barbara Balbach Emily Bandera, M.D. Steven and Gwen Bearden-Haggerty* David and Tammy Blaha* William Bolcom and Joan Morris Jan and David Brandon+ Alex and Connie Bridges Dale and Nancy Briggs Christina Brown Jeannine and Bob Buchanan Jean W. Campbell Dr. Kyung and Young Cho John Alden Clark Arnold and Susan Coran
Mrs. Winnifred Pierce* Bill and Linda Powers David and Stephanie Pyne p Dr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Rosenblum Sally Rudisill David and Monica Schteingart Shar Products Company Joan and Scott Singer Michael and Tina Slack and the Slack & Davis L.L.P.+ James and Nancy Stanley Charlotte Sundelson Target George and Karen Tatum Brad Taylor and Simone Himbeault Taylor Rob and Frances Wakefield Jack White and Nancy Staub Richard C. Wilson Marilyn and Gerald Woolfolk
Dennis Dahlmann and Patricia Garcia+ Ann A. Edwards Linda Etter Clare M. Fingerle Beverly Gershowitz Doug and Carol Gottliebsen James and Marla Gousseff David and Marilyn Granner* Carl E. Guldberg Clifford and Alice Hart Madeleine Himbeault Lauraine Ann Hoensheid Brent and Ann Hollenbeck Chris Holmes Raburn Howland and Katherine Kurtz+
Concerto Guild (cont.) ISciences, LLC Gretchen and John Jackson Sharon and Jack Kalbfleisch+ Yale and Joan Kamisar Allyn and Sherri Kantor Jane and Herbert Kaufer Judy and Steve Kesler Hermine R. Klingler Tom and Claudia Larson George and Linda Levy Jim and Jean Libs E. Daniel and Kay Long p Frode and Marilyn Maaseidvaag Philip and Sharon MacBride p Irwin and Fran Martin p Nelson and Catherine Meade Don and Lee Meyer Shirley E. Meyers+ Elizabeth R. Neidhardt Frank and Bonnie Pauli
Sonata Guild $250+
Three Anonymous Donors AAA Michigan Michael and Suzan Alexander Ann Arbor City Club Frank J. Ascione Bob and Martha Ause Pam and Gordon Amidon P William and Patricia Austin* p Erling and Merete BlĂśndal Bengtsson James and Deborah Beuche John Blankley and Maureen Foley David and Sharon Brooks Pamela Brown Barbara Everitt Bryant Letitia J. Byrd Lisa Canagir p
Patricia J. Pooley Hazel Proctor and Jay Carp Doug and Nancy Roosa Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Rosenberg Ami and Prue Rosenthal Dick and Norma Sarns Martha R. Seger Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon Bill and Sheila Sikkenga Brooks and Nancy Sitterley Jo-Ann Socha Michael and Linda Speer* Steve and Gayle Stewart Donna Tope Rupert and Jody Tull De Salis U-M Kellogg Eye Center Joyce A. Urba and David Kinsella* John and Susan Wacksmuth Karen and Karl Weick Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Rob and Kristin Casalou* p Dan Chapman Anne Chase Malcolm and Judy Cohen p Wayne and Melinda Colquitt+ Mary-Margaret Cornish Lois Crabtree Merle and Mary Ann Crawford Connie Dâ€™Amato Lee and Millie Danielson Carol Dasse+ Glenn and Joan Davis Angela Davison Bruce and Denise Duncan Hon. and Mrs. S.J. Elden Elenbaas Family Anthony and Paula Elliott
Margaret and John Faulkner C. Wm. and H. Jane Ferguson Yi-Tsi and Albert Feuerwerker Ken and Penny Fischer p George and Kathryn Foltz Leon and Marcia Friedman Martha G. Froseth+ Harriet Fusfeld Bridget T. Gallagher Enid H. Galler Beverley and Gerson Geltner+ Giddyup Al and Almeda Girod Irwin Goldstein and Martha Mayo Cozette Grabb Ann Guthrie Marlys Hamill John Hieftje and Kathryn Goodson+ Roland and Margaret Hiss* p Tom and Kay Huntzicker Susan Froelich and Richard Ingram p Mercy and Stephen Kasle Elizabeth Kaufman and Weston Vivian Joan Keiser and Arthur Tai Charlotte K. Klinke Barbara A. Kong Alan and Sandra Kortesoja Charles and Mary Krieger Tim and Kathy Laing+ Henry and Paula Lederman James Lee and Carmen Green-Lee Ann Leidy+ Julie M. Loftin Frances Lyman Nancy and Philip Margolis Carole J. Mayer Piotr Michalowski and Deanna Relyea Bob and Carol Milstein p
Zac and Rachel Moore* Mary Mostaghim Mel and Joni Muskovitz Margaret Nance Sarah Newman Frank and Monica Ninteman Richard and Susan Nisbett Lawrence Ogden Anthony and Theresa Opipari Warren and Carrie Phillips+ Mary J. Pratt Jerry and Lorna Prescott John and Nancy Prince Marijean Quigley-Young and Louis E. Young, Jr. Robert Reed James and Bonnie Reece Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver Jean P. Rowan Steve and Mary Lou Rudner+ John and Emily Salvette Dr. Lynn T. Schachinger and Dr. Sheryl Ulin+ David and Mary Shaw Dr. and Mrs. Muaiad Shihadeh* Gene and Alida Silverman Tim and Marie Slottow Radley and Sandra Smith+ Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray* Marilyn and Keith Stanger Sherry and Steve Stefanac Ruth H. Strang Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Strasius James and Jeraldine Suits Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Tanay Jeff Taras and Stephanie KadelTaras Jean Teifer
Sonata Guild (cont.) Nigel and Jane Thompson Richard E. and Kathryn Trim Denice and John Turck Richard and Vickie van House Jack and Carolyn Wallace* Joseph and Sandra Walls*
Serenade Guild $100+
Jerry and Gloria Abrams Judith Abrams Thomas K. Aigler John and Karen Allen Yvonne Allen Margot and Fred Amrine David and Katie Andrea Vedat Arpaci Michael and Joy Ashcraft Shan and Catherine Baker Douglas and Kim Barber Rose Marie Barhydt Ruth M. Barnard p Geoff Barnes and Grant Gorman* John and Marlene Barr+ Dorothy D. Bell+ Dick and Elissa Benedek Harry and Kathryn Benford Clyde and June Bennett Ib and Kirsten Bentzen-Bilkvist Gene and Kay Berrodin Mark Bertz Robert and Carolyn Beuhler Wilbur Bigelow+ Jack Billi and Sheryl Hirsch William and Ilene Birge+ Herb and Chris Black Bridget and Ben Bly Michael and Stacey Bodner Body Wisdom Massage Therapy Margaret and Howard Bond
Libby Watson David G. Wesenberg Robert Westveer Robert and Marina Whitman p Charlotte A. Wolfe p Lineke and Erik Zuiderweg*
Edward and Linda Bove John and Leora Bowden David and Maryann Bowen Brian and Evelyn Bowman+ Robert E. and Joyce E. Bowser Mike and Jeanne Bradish Nathan Branch and Sally Guindi* Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz Hon. Archie C. Brown and Dr. Barbara J. LaHood* Morton and Kaaren Brown Henry Buchtel and Margaret Evans Mrs. Helena S. Buning Wolfram Buschhaus Ellen Byerlein Walt and Nancy Byers Isabelle Carduner+ Jack and Susan Carlson+ Mimi Chapman and Dietmar Wagner+ p Brian and Cheryl Clarkson p Dan and Geri Cogan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cohan Ken and Mary Sue Coleman+ Joseph E. and Jean Compton+ Bill and Nan Conlin David and Barbara Copi Mary and Sterling Crandall Christopher and Marie Cregar+ Mr. and Mrs. James A. Crippen Jean C. Crump
Townley and Joann Culbertson David and Marilyn Cummins+ Robert and Joyce Damschroder Joanne Danto and Arnold Weingarden Robert and RenĂŠe Darragh+ John D. Debbink Marie Deem Rolf and Ingrid Deininger Barbara and Jack Dempsey Misha Dhar Carolin and Macdonald Dick* Matthew and Monica Dimagno Ronald and Judith Dioszegi* p Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz Molly Dobson Kendra and Al Dodds Elizabeth Doman Mel and Elizabeth Drumm Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Duncan Carol and Steve Dworkin Elsie J. Dyke Taylor Eagle Peter Ehrlich and Deborah Mackie Judith Laikin Elkin Chris and Bettye Elkins Dorothy Ewald-Hejna* Garry and Barbara Faja Stefan and Ruth Fajans+ Harvey and Elly Falit Peter and Janice Farrehi* Marilyn Faulkner* Inka and David Felbeck Thomas and Ann Ferranti* Carol Finerman p Susan R. Fisher and John W. Waidley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fitzsimmons Lee and Paula Flake Suzanne Fligiel
Hal Flynn+ Bob and Terry Foster Neal R. Foster Howard P. Fox Roger and Sue Fraser Jerrold and Nancy Frost Patricia L. Frye Luis and April Gago+ Dr. and Mrs. Otto Gago+ Glenn and Carol Galler+ Priscilla Gallinger+ Chris Gardiner and Cynthia Koch David M. Gates Douglas and Marilyn Geiger Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter Gelman Educational Foundation Marianne Germani* p Karl and Helen Gierman Do Garcia and Robert Gillett The Glick Family Mary K. and Jerry Gray Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Graybiel* Daniel and Norma Green Lewis and Mary Green Dr. Patricia P. Green* Robert A. Green Roger and Linda Grekin p Kris and Charles Groh Laurel Gutterman David and Donna Haarz* Roger and Caroline Hackett Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart Herbert Hammond Ronald Henderson Gregory and Margene Henry Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hensinger Norman and Debbie Herbert Ed Herzig* p H. Mark and Emily Hildebrandt Carolyn and Larry Hiss
Serenade Guild (cont.) Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood Hsin Hong and Sywe Jen Huang Antonina Hopping Tom and Ann Hunt Jewel Hunter+ Mark Husa Marj and Bob Hyde Diane Imredy+ Virginia A. Ingling Gene and Margaret Ingram+ Marjorie Jacobson Christine Johnson Martha S. Johnson+ Willard H. Johnson Lawrence and Ruth Jones p John and Linda K. Jonides+ Stevo and Susan Julius Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Kaenzig Robert and Beatrice Kahn Mary Kalmes Janet Keefer p Ruth E. Keith* p Christopher Kendall and Susan Schilperoort Dan and Nancy Kennedy David and Sally Kennedy Emily Kennedy Robert and Gloria Kerry+ p Michael Khoury Bonnie and Robert Kidd+ Ed and Martha Kimball Betsy and William Kincaid Lloyd and Elizabeth Kitchens* Kathleen H. Klaus Rosalie and Ron Koenig Chava and Raoul Kopelman Dr. and Mrs. Melvyn Korobkin Vejayan Krishnan
Donald and Jeanne Kunz Donald and Ruth Lamphiear Linda and John Larin+ Neal and Anne Laurance Wendy and Ted Lawrence Richard LeSueur William and Garland Lewis Dr. Len and Betty Lofstrom Paul and Linda Loos Bruce Loughry Malcolm Lowther and Joan Stark Ann and Tom Lyons Michele Madden+ Martin and Jane Maehr Duncan and Marilynn Magoon* W. Harry Marsden Linda Marshall p Claudia Martinez* Sara Mathews Roger and Judythe Maugh Bernice G. Maynard+ Griff and Pat McDonald Laurie and Terry McIntyre and Family* Richard and Elizabeth McLeary Peter Meek and Eva Mayer-Meek Stanley and Robin Mendenhall+ Priyanka Menon James and Kristy Meretta Peter Mets Walter Metzger Marlene Michalowski* p Robert Michalowski* p Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller+ James M. Miller and Rebecca H. Lehto Myrna and Newell Miller Susan and David Milne+ Olga Moir+ Thomas and Eleanor Moore
Arnold and Gail Morawa Melinda Morris Cyril Moscow Barbara A. Mueller+ Marcel Muller Bernard and Paz Naylor Drs. Robert and Melody Neely John and Ann Neiswander* Dr. and Mr. M.H. Newman+ Matthew Niedner and Nicole Wilder Gabriel and Eloisa Nu単ez* Arthur S. Nusbaum Marylen S. Oberman Mr. and Mrs. Laurence O'Connell Susan Ogden and James Lancioni Mr. T. Francis Ogilvie Dr. and Mrs. Rick Ohye James Rand Overdorf Ann Page+ Steve and Betty Palms p Marie Panchuk p Elizabeth Payne Vera Peery* p Drs. Jean-Paul and Patricia Pegeron Ryan and Marlene Pelkki Hon. Steven D. Pepe Dr. and Mrs. Burton Perry Eleanor Petty Evelyn Pickard Robert and Mary Ann Pierce Richard and Meryl Place Joyce Plummer Karen and Berislav Primorac Ulrich and Carolyn Raschke R.H. Rasmussen Tom and Sue Rau Ravago Manufacturing Americas Stephen and Agnes Reading Michael Ready
Tamara Real and Carl Rinne Martha Ream Jim and Toni Reese Dr. Rudolph E. Reichert Kurt Reigel and Jocelyn Dewitt* Warren and Marilyn Rentschler Kris Reutter+ Pary L. Reza+ Frank and Betsy Richardson Sandra M. Ross The Rowe Family Melody and Nathaniel H. Rowe Rosemarie Rowney Michael Rucinski and Marianne Wilczak Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rudd Fred Rudisill Jim Saalberg Monika Holzer Sacks Milagros Samaniego* Dianna and Norm Samuelson Harry and Elaine Sargous David and Agnes Sarns+ Howard and Lisa Saulles Bonnie R. Schafer John and Nancy Schenk Chuck and Judy Schlanderer Larry and Susan Schoonmaker+ Ann and Tom Schriber David Seaman and Helen Zylman+ John and Mary Lou Severin Edward Shaffran* Tim and Peg Shannon p Donald and Patricia Sharpe* Scott and Nancy Shaw Drs. Marshall and Marguerite Shearer+ Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shearon+ Steve and Teri Shipps+ Shtein Family
Serenade Guild (cont.) Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shuster Sandy and Dick Simon Frances and Scott Simonds+ p Robert and Elaine Sims Bonita Singal Collyer A. and Annie Carrott Smith Donald C. Smith Richard J. Socha Gerard and Colleen Spencer Jeffrey Spindler Katherine R. Spindler David and Ann Staiger Steve Stancroff and Tamar Springer+ Carol Standardi Tari Stull* p Nancy Sudia Daniel and Margaret Sullivan David and Lisa Sundelson Brian and Lee Talbot Peg Talburtt and Jim Peggs Carolyn and Frank Tarzia Lola Taubman Louise Taylor Doris H. Terwilliger Carol and Jim Thiry Jane and Nigel Thompson+ Darcel and Mary Tolle Marilyn Trytten Barbara J. Turner Alvan and Katharine Uhle
Overture Member $50+ Ronald and Marianne Aaron Ruth Addis Helen and David Aminoff Harvey and Mary Amoe Mr. and Mrs. Austin Anderson Joanne Arft* p Carolyn Austin
Suzanne van Appledorn Peder and Sybil van Houten Mr. and Mrs. David Edward Van Slambrook* p Larry and Cora Van Slambrook* p Virginia D. Vandenbroek Thomas G. Varbedian, M.D. George and Terre Voegeli Peggy Walsh and Vince Wellman+ Ross Ward Paul Dean and Caroline Webb* p Lyndon Welch Mr. and Mrs. Stephen West Mr. William Wheeler and Dr. Kathleen Tuta Steven Whiting Warren and Beth Widmayer Ann and Clayton Wilhite Beth and I.W. Winsten John and Carolyn Wiseman Pauline and Bob Womac D.H. and W.C. Woodbury A.C. Wooll Frank and Mary Jane Worden Linda L. Wotring and Sol Metz B. and B. Wurtz Roger Wykes Frank Yon Joan and Mayer Zald+ Serena Zhao+ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zurbuchen
Haig and Ema Avsharian* p Bruce Baker and Genie Wolfson Patricia Bard Betsy N. Baron Ralph Beebe Mary and Jim Bennett* Rodney and Joan Bentz
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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guttman Olive Hansen Dave and Anne Harrell+ p Jim and Betsy Henrichs Pamela Herzig* p Roger Hewitt and Patti O'Rorke Daniel Higgins* p Millicent Higgins Jud and Krista Hoffman+ R. Timothy and Shirley Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hopper Davorin and Nada Hrovat Elizabeth Hubbs Saul and Eileen Hymans Peter Jacobson and Linda Spector+ Richard and Doris Jamron Marilyn G. Jeffs Lois Jelneck p Elmer and Virginia Johansen Anne and Nejat Karabakal Pat King Mr. and Mrs. John R. Knapp James Knauf and Drew Fitzmorris p Bella Lamb* John G. Lapp A.M. and A.J. Larocca George and Beth Lavoie Jacqueline R. Lee* Susan Lee* p George and Rose Lemieux Sue Leong+ Arie and Rachel Lipsky Erik Long* p Peter A. Long Dr. and Mrs. Benedict R. Lucchesi Henry and Helen Lum Carol Hahn Magee Robert and Carol Magill* Gary and Leann Marriot and Hope Carbone* Brett Marshall* p
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Tributes Celebrate a birthday! Honor a loved one! Welcome the new baby! Toast a deed well done!
Thank you to the following people who have recognized their loved ones and the landmark events in their lives by making a contribution to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute Fund. Your A2SO is honored to be included in your circle of family and friends. In Celebration of Their 70th Birthdays James and Catherine Allen In Memory of Herb Amster Charlotte Sundelson In Memory of Nancy L. Ascione Frank J. Ascione In Memory of Mary and Tom Ayers, Who Loved Classical Music James and Catherine Allen In Memory of Their Parents Who Taught Them about Good Classical Music Brad and Lydia Bates In Celebration of Brad and Lydia Bates’ 50 th Anniversary Wolfram Buschhaus In Honor of Tom Blaske’s 60 th Birthday Jeff and Barbara Duncan Mary Steffek Blaske Applauding William Bolcom and Joan Morris for their contributions to the world of music Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon In Honor of Memory of Lou Carras Bill and Jan Frieder In Honor of Their 60 th Wedding Anniversary Lee and Millie Danielson In Honor of Martha Darling AAA Michigan In Memory of Peggy deVries Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske
In Honor of the Marriage of Laura Dunbar and Nathaniel Adam Tim and Leah Adams JosĂŠ and Paloma Jalife Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Jacqueline Lee Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Arie and Rachel Lipsky Mary-Margaret Cornish Brigitte Maassen Martha Darling and Gilbert Omenn Bill and Jan Maxbauer Sherman and Sylvia Funk Music for Little Folks / Gari Stein Bob Gates and Ira Levin Bob and Carolyn Gelpke Merrill Poliner and Robert Lougheed Kathryn Goodson and John Hieftje Sally Rudisill J. Lawrence Henkel and Jean Teifer Jacqueline Stearns Denice and John Turck Ann and Brent Hollenbeck Lori and Jeff Zupan In Memory of Harry and Vergelia Dyke D. Brad Dyke In Honor and With Thanks to Dr. Kim Eagle Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver Bill and Sheila Sikkenga Lola Taubman In Memory of Rosalie Savarino Edwards Ann A. Edwards In Memory of William and Lois Ehlhardt Brad and Simone Himbeault Taylor In Celebration of Their 64th Wedding Anniversary George and Kathryn Foltz In Honor of Sylvia Funk to Support A2SO Educational Programs Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Tanay In Honor of Her Friend Marilyn Gallatin Jo-Ann Socha In Memory of Jack E. Gates Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Bob and Carolyn Gelpke In Honor and Appreciation of Carolyn and Bob Gelpke Charlotte Sundelson Jane Wilkinson and Howard Ando
In Memory of Paul Gelpke Don and Faith Trapp
In Memory of Cynthia Greenspan Lori and Jeff Zupan In Honor of Madeleine Himbeault Brad and Simone Himbeault Taylor In Memory of Robert B. Ingling on his 87th Birthday Virginia Ingling In Memory of Robert B. Ingling: Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend; He enjoyed music every day of his life Michael and Anna Canning Elenbaas Family Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Graybiel Virginia Ingling Gary and Leann Marriot and Hope Carbone Laurie and Terry McIntyre and Family In Memory of Walter “Bud” and Helen “Russ” Klopper Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Do Garcia and Robert Gillett Lawrence and Elizabeth Jordan Michael Khoury Warren and Beth Widmayer In Appreciation of Arie’s Artistic Leadership Sylvia Funk David and Phyllis Herzig In Honor of Frode and Marilyn Maaseidvaag’s 50th Anniversary Brad and Lydia Bates In Memory of Paul Maassen Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart In Honor of Anton Nel Sherman and Sylvia Funk In Recognition of Amy Porter Martha Darling and Gilbert Omenn In Memory of Charles A. Reynolds Charlotte A. Wolfe With Happy Memories of Naubinway Ruby Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske
In Memory of Randy Rudisill Tim and Leah Adams Mary Kalmes Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Rod and Robin Little Kirsten and Ib Bentzen-Bilkvist Brigitte Maassen Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Bill and Jan Maxbauer Walt and Nancy Byers Elizabeth M. Payne Kim and Darlene Eagle Ravago Manufacturing Americas Emerson School Fred Rudisill Linda Etter Sally Rudisill Eunice Frey-Dobbs Donald C. Smith Christine Friesen Rudolph and Darlene Stewart Sherman and Sylvia Funk Charlotte Sundelson Bob Gates Jean Teifer Bob and Carolyn Gelpke Jim and Gay West Diane Gilson Frank and Mary Jane Worden The Glick Family Jeff and Lori Zupan Lawrence and Elizabeth Jordan In Memory of Lori Facchini Schaaf Barbara Elenbaas In Memory of Harland and Ila Vere Schweyer D. Brad Dyke In Memory of Charlotte Speer Tracey Drotos and Friends Sandra Sipkin Michael and Linda Speer Sandy and Duwayne Swindle Nancy Wiernik In Honor of Mary Steffek Blaske Being Named Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Great Sauk Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America George and Kathryn Foltz Arie and Rachel Lipsky Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Tanay Jeff Taras and Stephanie Kadel-Taras In Honor of Mary Steffek Blaskeâ€™s Birthday Arie and Rachel Lipsky In Honor of Charlotte Sundelson Laurel Gutterman Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart David and Lisa Sundelson
In Honor of Charlotte Sundelsonâ€™s Birthday Arie and Rachel Lipsky In Loving Memory of Joyce McMaster Theobald Ann and Brent Hollenbeck In Loving Memory of Franâ€™s Father, Erven Thoma Rob and Fran Wakefield In Memory of Ilah (Mrs. D.J.) Weiblen Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Charlotte Sundelson In Memory of Jo-Anne Susan Weissbart Alida and Eugene Silverman In Honor of their 40th Anniversary and Their Love of Music Marilyn and Gerald Woolfolk In Memory of Alma Ford Wooll A.C. Wooll
If you would like to make a gift to recognize loved ones and the landmark events in their lives, please send us your contribution, along with the name and address of the person you wish to honor, or call me at 734.994.4801. We will list your message in the program and send a personalized note acknowledging your thoughtful donation to the person/people you wish to honor.
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To close out another thrilling season the A2SO presents the pièce de résistance, Orff's Carmina Burana. Based on 24 of the poems found in th...