Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra The Joy of Music in the Key of A 2速
Scheherazade March 15, 2013
April 27, 2013
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Board of Directors
First Vice President J. Robert Gates
President William J. Maxbauer
Secretary Steven C. Pierce
Treasurer Richard D. Hendricks
Past President Kim A. Eagle
Vice Presidents Martha A. Darling Julie Gates Richard D. Hendricks
Paloma Jalife Roderick Little Joan K. Singer
Directors Leah D. Adams Renee Birnbaum Colleen Campbell** Mary-Margaret Cornish Allison Brooks-Conrad+ James B. Froehlich Sylvia M. Funk Beverley Geltner Michael Godwin J. Lawrence Henkel John T. Hogan Ann T. Hollenbeck
Encore Council Jean E. Teifer
Kevin Hsiao Betty Hu+ Lawrence R. Jordan Elizabeth Kelly-Sell Brigitte A. Maassen Sumer B. Pek John M. Pollock Sally S. Rudisill Darcel Tolle* Jane Wilkinson * Honorary Life Member + Youth on Board ** U-M Board Fellow
Administrative Staff Zac Moore, General Manager and Education Director Stephanie Roose, Marketing Manager Mary Steffek Blaske, Executive Director Kara Sudheimer, Administrative and Box Office Assistant 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, under the leadership of 13 conductors over the course of nearly 85 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 our 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. This year, by unanimous agreement of board, musicians and community, Mr. Lipsky was offered, and he accepted, a five-year renewal in his leadership of this Symphony. A2SO concerts frequently feature world-class guest soloists, including Anton Nel, Roman Rabinovich, Amit Peled, 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 Yehonatan Berick, A2SO Principal trumpet William Campbell, vocalists Melody Racine and Stephen West, flutist Amy Porter, cellist Anthony Elliott, and many more who join the A2SO on stage regularly. 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 praises Fetler’s “evocative lyricism…in music that is itself protean in color, style, and mood.” -3-
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 Daughertyâ€™s emotional tour de force Trail of Tears, featuring Amy Porter. Whether on the CD, in the concert hall or the classroom, the 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 help you experience the Joy of Music in the Key of A2ÂŽ.
Name Instrument Eric Amidon Cello Donald Babcock Principal Trombone Vladimir Babin Co-Principal Cello Emily Barkakati Violin Jennifer Berg Violin Aaron Berofsky Concertmaster Judy Blank Violin Brian Bowman Principal Clarinet Janine Bradbury Viola William Campbell Principal Trumpet Kurt Civilette Horn Sarah Cleveland Principal Cello Katherine Cosgrove Trumpet Ken Davis Violin Daniel DeSena Percussion Karen Donato Violin John Dorsey Principal Percussion Linda Etter Violin Penelope Fischer Principal Flute David Ford Viola Kathleen Grimes Principal Viola Antione Hackney Viola Scott Hartley Trombone Fritz Kaenzig Principal Tuba Tamara Kosinski Horn -4-
With the A2SO Since 1999 2001 1992 2010 2011 2003 1984 2006 2010 2008 2010 1995 2011 2011 2001 2007 1981 1983 1988 2004 1992 2003 1980 2006 2000
Name Instrument Sabrina Lackey Cello David Lamse Violin James Lancioni Principal Timpani Greg Lanzi Trombone-Bass Rachel Lopez Flute/Piccolo Jon Luebke Bass Johnathan McNurlen Viola Ben Melsky Harp Sharon Meyers-Bourland Violin Timothy Michling Oboe Lori Newman Flute Anne Ogren Violin David Ormai Violin Andrew Pelletier Principal Horn Amy Pikler Viola Gregg Emerson Powell Principal Bass TĂŠa Prokes Violin Kristin Reynolds Oboe/Eng. Horn Britton Riley Cello Robert Rohwer Bass Elliott Ross Clarinet Katie Rowan Violin Alicia Rowe Cello Bernice Schwartz Horn Elizabeth Soukup Bass Daniel Stachyra Violin Timothy Steeves Violin Barbara Sturgis-Everett Principal Second Violin Daniel Thomas Cello Martin Torch-Ishii Cello Eric Varner Principal Bassoon Kathryn Votapek Associate Concertmaster Jenny Wan Violin Yeh-Chi Wang Bassoon Angela Xing Violin Cyril Zilka Violin Barbara Zmich Viola Erin Zurbuchen Bass
With the A2SO Since 2002 1999 1981 1992 2005 1998 2012 2011 2003 2010 2001 1990 2008 2006 2012 1992 2011 1988 2010 2000 2004 1987 1994 1992 2011 2007 2012 1989 2007 2011 2000; 2011 2003 2012 2010 2012 1987 1994 1995 -5-
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 United States, 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. Lipsky has also conducted the Arthur Rubinstein Orchestra in Lódź, Poland. Lipsky is the Music Director of the Ashland Symphony (Ohio) and conducts major orchestras in the United States, 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 celebrating his 13th season with the A2SO, Lipsky continues to grow a tremendous and loyal audience in Southeastern Michigan with concerts for both discerning and casual listeners. 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 as “Ambassador of the Year” by the Ann Arbor Area Visitor and Convention -6-
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. He and the A2SO just held the 7th annual side-by-side concert with the Pinckney Public Schools in February. 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 CD of piano trios by Dvořák, Idoru, Piazzolla and Milch-Sheriff. Other recordings include Schubert Overtures, Concertos by Sierra and Bruch, and Guitar Concerti with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Arie is 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.
Arie’s Musings With my deepest appreciation of the Grace of Music in mind, I joyfully welcome you to each concert in our season of making music with and for you, as together we celebrate the Joy of Music in the Key of A2®. “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; ’Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home.” If you substitute the word “Music” for “Grace” in the treasured verses I quote, you have so very much of my personal and family story. This past May, I was honored to be the keynote commencement speaker at Ashland University. This wonderful, hopeful universal hymn, Amazing Grace, was the foundation and theme of my address, which ended with me playing flute while the football stadium full of almost-graduates and their proud parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, professors and friends sang out the joyful appreciation of Amazing Grace. It was an unforgettable moment to see and hear everyone united in liberty and gathered under May’s shining sun, singing, hoping and joyously dreaming together. “’Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far...” For me the Grace of Music is and always has been joyful. When I planned the current A2SO season, Joy was my theme – from the obvious Ode in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, to my personal joy in working with Roman Rabinovich, an ascendant young artist whom I have watched from his early days grow into a mature, world-class musician. From a personally felt awakening to the Grace of that other Bo (not Schembechler), a most definite “10,” on through Holiday Joy to Mozart – the composer culmination of joyful music – to the joy of conducting a new piece for me with old friends and colleagues in our own A2SO, and finally reaching our season’s triumphant Mahler Symphony No. 6, a piece I performed in my first Carnegie Hall appearance. So as I write these words I know we shall share seven joyous occasions together as we traverse this very special season. Sometime, please take -8-
a moment to share with me your personal story of Joy in Music. Mine will be echoing throughout our community this year. I wish you all Grace and Music and Joy. See you at the Symphony,
pursuit of the podium
Tonight (March 15th) we reveal to you the 2012-2013 Celebrity Conductor and winner of this season’s Pursuit of the Podium. All season long, the community has been involved in this FUNdraiser for the A2SO’s education and outreach programs which reach over 30,000 children in five counties. You voted for the top five contestants, and tonight you will learn the identity of this year’s Celebrity Conductor. An enormous thank you to all our potential conductors, our voters, and our host Ingrid Sheldon. This printed program went to press four days before the FUNdraiser was completed, and at that time we had raised over $19,000, all to benefit the A2SO’s important education programs. Here is some information on our final five potential celebrity conductors. The podium is in place. The winner has been determined by YOU.
Robert L. Albritton, Jr. Robert L. Albritton, Jr. received a Bachelors in Music from Tennessee State University and a Masters from the University of Michigan. He began his teaching career in Lebanon, Tennessee, leaving there for a position co-directing the Band and Orchestra at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana. Mr. Albritton joined the Ann Arbor Public Schools in the Fall of 1972 rotating through many elementary schools for five years. He accepted the position of Band Director at Slauson Junior High, followed by 20 years as the Director of Bands and Music Department Chair at Pioneer High School. In his retirement Mr. Albritton enjoys playing in the Saline New Horizons Band and a brass quintet. He also adjudicates for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. His hobbies include gardening and cooking. -10-
Deborah Friauff Dr. Deborah Friauff performs professionally as a soprano, organist, and conductor. As Director of Music and Organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, she oversees four parish choirs, organizes an annual concert series, chants and directs a weekly Compline service as well as other weekly and special liturgical events, and periodically conducts major choral works with orchestra. A native of Traverse City, she began studying the organ at the age of eight and graduated with honors from Interlochen Arts Academy as an organ major, also studying viola and voice. After completing Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ at U-M under Marilyn Mason, Friauff was awarded the Georges Lurcy Fellowship for study in France. There she studied with renowned recitalist Marie-Claire Alain at the Conservatoire National de Région, concentrating on the works of Jehan Alain, and was unanimously awarded the Premier Prix d’Orgue with the felicitations of the jury. Dr. Friauff completed her DMA degree in organ at U-M under Robert Glasgow. She has performed across the country in venues such as the San Anselmo Organ Festival in California and the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, S.C., as well as for Conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. Her performance at the 1995 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society has been issued on the OHS label. She has directed three Michigan-based early music ensembles: Sine Nomine of East Lansing, the Ann Arbor Grail Singers, and EMU’s Collegium Musicum. She has sung soprano in the Baroque Ensemble Voci dell’Anima.
Tim Marshall Tim Marshall is President and CEO of Arbor Bancorp, Inc. and Bank of Ann Arbor. Active in his community, Tim is a board director for the Michigan Bankers Association, the Washtenaw County Shelter Association, the Affordable Housing Partners, Inc., Great Lakes Capital Fund Nonprofit Housing Corporation, and the Ann Arbor Economic Development Corporation. Tim was appointed in 2011 to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Community Depository Institution Advisory Council and promoted to its Chair in 2012. Tim is Chairman of the Board of SPARK, a member of the Downtown Rotary Club and he has volunteered his time on numerous initiatives with the United -11-
Way, American Red Cross, Arbor Hospice, Telling It, Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and Chamber of Commerce. Tim was instrumental in founding the popular SONIC Lunch programs sponsored by the bank and enjoyed each summer here in Ann Arbor. Tim is a graduate of Purdue University where he received a B.S. in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Business and a M.B.A. from Butler University. Tim and his wife, Emily, have two sons and enjoy spending time at their lake house. His interests include reading, playing golf, attending sporting events, cooking and listening to music.
Steven Pierce Steve Pierce is a graduate of Pioneer High School and earned a BA degree in Business Administration from Hope College. He has over 15 years of personal finance experience, including with New York municipal bond firm Lebenthal & Company and the Ann Arbor office of McDonald Investments at KeyBank. He founded Pierce Financial in 2004. Mr. Pierce also has great appreciation for music, having studied both Art- and Music-History in Vienna, worked in Corporate Development at Carnegie Hall, and performed as vocal soloist and chorister in both New York City and Ann Arbor. He dedicates himself to helping people of our community. He is a member of the A2SO Board of Directors, the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Think Local First, Measure for Measure Menâ€™s Choral Society, and Saint Paul Church and School.
Annie Rose Annie Rose is the cantor of Temple Beth Emeth. In her role as cantor, she collaborates in the officiation of services through singing as well as conducting the TBE Adult Choir, Kol Halev. In addition to performing here in Ann Arbor (four times with the A2SO!) and throughout Michigan, Kol Halev has gone on two international tours, to Eastern Europe and Argentina. Annie also arranges music for and conducts the youth ensembles at TBE. In her student days, after receiving her BA in music theory, she studied musical analysis and conducting with Nadia Boulanger for two years. Annie has graduate degrees in both voice and conducting. -12-
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Benard L. Maas Foundation Family Series Classical music isn’t just for grown-ups! Enjoy music for all ages, as well as pre-concert activities for concerts at the Michigan Theater.
Around the World with Music This Sunday, March 17, 4:00 pm, Michigan Theater Pre-concert Activities from 2:30-3:30
Supported by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System No passport required! Buckle up for a wonderful, whirlwind tour of music from five continents. Featuring music from South America, Germany, China, British Isles, U.S., and Africa, as well as Sphinx winner Adé Williams in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Check the website for more details: www.a2so.com/concert-tickets/ family-concerts. Box office opens at 2:00 p.m.
What Scheherazade and Mahler 6 Taught Me In high school, I took music theory from Mr. Bordo, Pioneer’s band teacher. In the beginning, it seemed to me that learning theory had as much to do with playing music as learning the rules of Monopoly did with investing. Boy, was I ever wrong. Scheherazade taught me this lesson. We dove into the details using the theoretical rules, and then Mr. Bordo asked each of us to conduct it. Wow. It then made so much sense why the swirl of notes in the first violin section glued a movement together. By asking the string section to play softer here, it set up the lavish woodwind harmonies for a brilliant resolution. The huge percussion section (count them!) who provides the restless tempos made sense when paired with the low brass. Thank you, Mr. Bordo, for teaching me to look and listen to the conversations going on in front of me, among the sections. Scheherazade taught me this lesson. Many of you know Mahler is my desert island disc favorite composer, having been hooked in Charles Gabrion’s Pioneer orchestra playing Symphony No. 5. While not a tone poem like Scheherazade, Mahler does tell stories. With Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, the theory rests in good hands with Arie and your A2SO musicians, so we can watch and listen for the conversations among the strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion on stage. Mahler taught me this lesson. Perhaps this essay may be a paean to our first music teachers. Perhaps this is a call to action to keep music part of our school’s core curriculum. I owe much to my first music teachers – Celia Weiss, Pauline Crocker, Julia Kurtyka, Arthur Tabachnick, Alfio Pignoitti, Charles Gabrion, Victor Bordo – for they taught not only the basics of music theory and performance, but the gift of appreciation. Mostly I hope this essay enables you to savor the music in your own way: watch the conversation, hear the melodies, follow the modulations, measure the time signatures, and revel in the company of a theater full of people like you who love to hear your resident professional orchestra do what it does best.
Mary Steffek Blaske Executive Director -14-
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Arie’s trio featuring Beethoven and Brahms
Aaron Berofsky’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Arie’s trio featuring arrang mnt of Beethoven Symph. #2
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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra March 15, 2013
Arie Lipsky, Conductor Amit Peled, Cello
Program Crazed for the Flame................................................ Evan Chambers The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by Corliss and Dr. Jerry Rosenberg in honor of Mary Steffek Blaske. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85.........................Sir Edward Elgar Adagio; Moderato Lento; Allegro molto Adagio Allegro, ma non troppo Amit Peled, Cello The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by Allyn and Sherri Kantor with gratitude and thanks to Arie Lipsky and Amit Peled. Intermission Scheherazade, Op. 35................................ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Sea and the Vessel of Sinbad The Tale of Prince Kalender The Young Prince and the Young Princess Festival at Bagdad; the Sea; the Vessel is Wrecked This performance of Scheherazade is dedicated to the life of Sherman Funk. Like Scheherazade, he was a storyteller. He wrote “…of shoes and ships…” We miss him. Shar Products has sponsored the purchase of tonight’s music for our permanent library collection. Presentation flowers courtesy of Tom Thompson/Flowers.
Crazed for the Flame Evan Chambers Born 1963; Alexandria, Louisiana
Courtesy Myra Klarman
by Edward Yadzinsky
Evan Chambers was raised in Dayton, Ohio by parents who were enthusiastic participants in the 1950s American folk music revival. Chambers’ compositions bear the stamp of his early exposure to the emotion and immediacy of folk song and community music-making. He is a traditional Irish fiddler as well as a composer and he appears frequently as a performer of his own works, most recently in Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra performing Concerto for Fiddle and Violin. He serves as resident composer with the new-music ensemble Quorum, and is currently the Chair of the U-M Composition Department. He received his B.Mus., Bowling Green State University, and his M.Mus., D.M.A. from the U-M.
Professor Chambers’ work has been recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the International Luigi Russolo Competition, the Vienna Modern Masters Orchestral Competition, and the American Composers Forum. His works have been performed by the Cincinnati, Kansas City, Memphis, New Hampshire, and Albany Symphonies. He has been the recipient of commissions from the A2SO, who premiered Watershed in April 2009, the Albany Symphony, The USMA Wind Ensemble, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Quorum, the Greene String Quartet, the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and the U-M Bands, among others. He has been a resident of the MacDowell Colony, and been awarded individual artist grants from Meet the Composer, the Arts Foundation of Michigan and ArtServe Michigan. He won first prize in the Cincinnati Symphony National Composers’ Competition, and in 1998 was awarded the Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize by Ithaca College. His composition teachers include William Albright, Leslie Bassett, Nicholas Thorne, and Marilyn Shrude, with studies in electronic music with George Wilson and Burton Beerman. His works have been released -18-
© Copyright 2013 by Edward Yadzinsky
on recordings by the Foundation Russolo-Pratella, Cambria, Centaur, Clarinet Classics, and Albany Records, and have been recorded by the Greene String Quartet, the Albany Symphony, and Quorum. His solo chamber music CD, Cold Water, Dry Stone was released on Albany records, and his orchestral song-cycle The Old Burying Ground is also available on disc. He can be found most Sundays with his fiddle in a circle of musicians at Conor O’Neill’s pub in Ann Arbor. Will transformation – Oh be crazed for the flame in which a thing that bursts with becoming consumes itself; that spirit of re-creation, master of earthly form, loves most in our turning the single pivoting point of change. Rainer Maria Rilke, from Sonnets to Orpheus Series 2, #12 translation by Evan Chambers The composer relates: The title Crazed for the Flame comes from Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus. The piece was inspired by that image of intense spiritual longing, of wild yearning for union with the absolute. It is a state exemplified in the music and literature of Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam, as well, and the piece was also inspired my experiences listening to one kind of Sufi music: the Qawwali music of the great Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his ensemble. I’ve been listening to this group for years, and had one of the most profound musical experiences of my life hearing them in concert – to put it plainly, I’ve been so affected by the power, sincerity, and radiant depth of feeling in Qawwali music for so long that it had to come out in my own writing sooner or later. I wanted to write a a grateful homage that drew on the form of Qawwali without directly imitating the style. In this piece, as in Qawwali, the music consists of tight melodic cells that are repeated to create a dynamic of intensification; highly charged and often ecstatic group singing alternates with long wailing solo lines. The piece is also influenced by the melodic shapes of southern Albanian Kaba, a semi-improvised instrumental music sometimes referred to as “music with tears.” Crazed for the Flame was written in 2001, commissioned by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. It was scored for string quintet and wind quintet. The full orchestra version of the piece was commissioned for the U-M University Philharmonia Orchestra by Andrew George in 2005. -19-
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Sir Edward Elgar Born June 2, 1857; Broadheath, England Died February 23, 1934; Worcester After the glory of Henry Purcell and the standard set by George Friedrich Handel (who was German born and trained), England had to wait well over a century before a major composer would satisfy British pride. It was a strange phenomenon which prevailed through the 18th and 19th centuries – given that the other fine arts were served so finely across the British Isles. Drama, literature and painting all flourished through the works of Lord Byron, Shelley, Keats, Dickens, the Brontes, Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, et al. Finally, near the end of the 19th century, the Royal Kingdom found an heir to musical greatness in the scores of Edward Elgar. For his part, although Elgar was an accomplished violinist and pianist, he never received conservatory training in composition. And while many youthful works emerged from his pen, his true symphonic masterworks did not begin to appear until he was in his early 40s, very much like Johannes Brahms, who Elgar admired immensely. Elgar’s first major achievement came in 1898 with his Enigma Variations. In turn followed the oratorio Gerontius, two symphonies, overtures and concertos for the violin and another for cello, the final opus from his desk. In the summer of 1919, Lady Elgar noted in her diary at their Brinkwells cottage: “Edward is writing wonderful new music, different from anything else of him,” to which the composer made reference in a letter to a friend: “I have nearly completed a concerto for violoncello – a real large work and I think good and alive.” When asked about the work, Elgar replied that the cello concerto reflected “...a man’s attitude toward life.” From this we might infer that the soloist’s role is a personal memoir in kind. Indeed, Elgar was very fond of musical portraits – e.g., each of the 14 Enigma Variations represented a tonal sketch of a living person. As a style cue Elgar had a favorite term that shows up often in his scores – noblimente – which is apparent from the first tones of the soloist through -20-
the entire concerto. In fact the cello provides its own introduction with an opening soliloquy. Although the first movement is in general sonata form, every phrase seems to add to a greater narrative. Even when the Romantic main theme is taken up by the full symphonic choir we sense a personal journey is at hand. The travelog then blends without pause into the Lento of the second movement, with cadenza-like fragments from the soloist. But in a moment, perpetual motion takes to the wind at the Allegro molto, with fleet virtuosity from the soloist in a “catch me if you can” scherzo. Plaintive and elegiac in texture, the third movement Adagio offers a lyrical cantilena that seems evocative of the words Elgar wrote just prior to beginning work on the concerto: “Everything good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is far away – never to return.” Such nostalgia rarely tuned Sir Edward’s pen, at least not for long, as the music returns to bright promise at the beginning of the last movement Allegro. While a bouncy folk-like tune is bantered for fun, an intermezzo midway recalls the tender plaint of the third movement, as if to acknowledge the fragility of life. Finally, the solo and orchestral staves combine just in time with a spirited, quasi-gypsy kick in a dash to the close. Events of 1919 (Cello Concerto composed) - Detroit women voted for the first time at general primary elections because of 19th Amendment - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ossip Gabrilovisch, plays first concert in its own new Orchestra Hall - Versailles Peace Conference - Electric starters introduced in automobiles - UCLA founded in California - Dial telephones introduced - The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham - Gypsy Woman with Baby painted by Modigliani - Gershwin composes hit song Swannee - United Artists founded in Hollywood - Eastman School of Music founded in Rochester
Scheherazade, Op. 35 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Born March 6, 1844; Tikhvin, Russia Died June 8, 1908; Lyubensk One of the renowned group of composers known as the “Russian Five” (the others: Balakirev, Borodin, Cui and Mussorgsky), Rimsky-Korsakov was the composer of 16 operas (including one titled Mozart and Salieri), symphonies, songs, chamber music, and at least three perennial mainstays of the standard orchestral repertoire: Capriccio Espagnol, Russian Easter Festival Overture, and Scheherazade. Of the famed “Five” the works of Rimsky-Korsakov are by far the most often performed, not in the least due to his creative mix of enchanting melodies against lush and suggestive harmonies, with rhythmic contrasts carried by restless tempos. Moreover, his symphonic output is embellished by a gift for orchestration that was nonpareil for his time and remains distinguished for its influence on all later composers. In fact, Rimsky-Korsakov was well in advance of the French penchant for color and transparency that we later find in Ravel and Debussy, and the Russian/French Stravinsky, who was also a long-term pupil of RimskyKorsakov. The legends and lore of the Arabian Nights date from about AD 850, all based on Persian fables titled Hazar Afsanah (A Thousand Tales) scribed in an old Arabic dialect. After their discovery in a library archive in about 1710, the tales were translated into many langauages, and have ever since been an inspiration for countless novels, plays, operas, ballets and Hollywood films. Rimsky-Korsakov was likewise charmed by the daring sagas, which in turn inspired his orchestral masterpiece Scheherazade of 1888. On the manuscript score the composer provided the following summary: “The Sultan Schahriar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the wily Sultana Scheherazade saved her own life by entertaining the tyrannical lord with a tale of romance and wonder. Consumed with curiosity, the Sultan postponed his new bride’s execution from one daybreak to the next until finally – after ‘a thousand and one nights’ – he recanted the heartless and bloody vow.”
In mode and manner, Scheherazade is a classic tone poem in which each movement offers a musical portrayal of its title. The iridescent score features brilliant work among the woodwinds (especially the cadenzas in the bassoon and clarinet), brazen flares from the trumpets, a stormy depth from the lower brass and percussion, and an abundance of “Hollywood lush” from the orchestral strings and harp. Along the way, we note the insinuating episodes for the solo violin. Acording to Rimsky-Korsakov, the violin interludes serve as evocative portraits of the enchantress herself, cast in various poses as she spins her nightly, seductive tales. Like the book 1001 Arabian Nights, the music concludes with a scene where Scheherazade is at last redeemed – as much by her wit as by love. The Sultan proclaims: “O, Scheherazade, you have taught me many lessons, letting me see that every man is subject to Fate. I have listened to you for a thousand and one nights, and now my soul is changed and my joyful heart beats with a passion for life.”
For reference, the 1001 Arabian Nights depict three different Kalender princes, and Rimsky-Korsakov never identified which of them inspired the second movement. The Kalenders were a nomadic, dervish cult from Arabian antiquity. Events of 1888 (Scheherazade composed) - Detroit’s Grace Hospital opened for patients - Washington Monument completed in U.S. capitol - Benjamin Harrison elected president - Alternating current electric motor invented by Tesla - First pneumatic bicycle tire invented in Ireland - US Department of Labor created by Congress - First adding machine patented by Burroughs - First commercial aluminum produced - Pasteur Institute founded in Paris - Parker Pen Company started - National Geographic Magazine begins publishing - Kodak camera introduced by George Eastman - Sunflowers painted by van Gogh - The Thinker sculpted by Auguste Rodin -23-
Amit Peled From the U.S. to Europe to the Middle East to Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. A strong advocate of breaking boundaries between performers and the public, trying to promote and share classical music with wider audiences, Peled was recently praised by the Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith: “Peled did a lot of joking in remarks to the audience. His amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we’ll need more of if classical music is to survive.” Mr. Peled has performed as soloist with many orchestras and in many of the world’s major concert halls, such as: Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; and Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium. During the 2011-12 season, Mr. Peled embarked on an extensive concerto debut tour in the US and Germany with the Nordwest Philharmonie, performing both Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 and Victor Herbert’s cello concerto, visiting nineteen different cities. Moreover, Peled joined the legendary Krzysztof Penderecki for his cello concerto in Chicago’s Millennium Park; performed the Elgar and Shostakovich concertos with Maestro Michael Stern and the IRIS Orchestra; performed Haydn’s C Major cello concerto with Nicola Luisotti and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra; and, performed the Schumann concerto with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. After an enthusiastic recital debut at the Kennedy Center, Mr. Peled will return to that prestigious stage later this month. As a recording artist, Mr. Peled released his third Centaur Records CD “Reflections” in late 2012. Mr. Peled’s previous two CDs, “The Jewish Soul” and “Cellobration” (Centaur Records), are critically acclaimed. Mr. Peled is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at prestigious summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Schleswig Holstein and Euro Arts Festivals in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove -25-
Festival in England, The Violoncello Forum in Spain, and the Mizra International Academy and Festival in Israel. Amit Peled has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world, including NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH Boston, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio France, Swedish National Radio & TV, and Israeli National Radio & TV. After playing for Mrs. Marta Casals Istomin this past summer, Amit received Pablo Casals’s magnificent 1733 Goffriller cello. He remarked, “Growing up in a small Israeli kibbutz, I fell in love with the sound of the cello through listening to the famous recordings of Pablo Casals. It is a huge honor and responsibility [to play this cello]and I look forward to getting to know this historic instrument and to sharing its unique voice with audiences around the world. Now, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Casals Istomin and the Casals Foundation, a dream has come true. I’m overwhelmed with excitement….” One of the most sought after cello pedagogues in the world, Mr. Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. This is Mr. Peled’s first appearance with the A2SO.
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Orchestra for March 15 Violin I Aaron Berofsky, Concertmaster
Stephen B. Shipps Concertmaster Chair
Ruth Merigian and Albert A. Adams Chair
Sarah and Jack Adelson Violin Chair
Linda Etter Violin Chair
Jenny Wan Emily Barkakati Timothy Steeves Daniel Stachyra Katie Rowan
Kim, Darlene and Taylor Eagle Violin Chair
Johnathan McNurlen Amy Pikler Daniel Plonka Paul Cheng Mihai Berindean Cello Sarah Cleveland*
Sundelson Endowed Principal Cello Chair
Marijean Quigley-Young Cello Chair
Rita and James H. White Cello Chair
Froehlich Family Cello Chair
Ken Davis Sita Yetasook
Brandon Cota Karen Wingert Tadeusz Biskupski
Violin II Barbara Sturgis-Everett*
Bass Erin Zurbuchen*
The A 2 Principal Second Violin Chair Honoring Anne Gates and Annie & Sally Rudisill
Brian K. Etter Memorial Violin Chair
Priscilla Johnson Violin Chair
Cyril Zilka Anne Ogren Beth Kirton Elaine Sargous Denice Turck Daphna Raz
Viola Kathleen Grimes*
Tim and Leah Adams Principal Viola Chair
Barbara Zmich -28-
The EZ Chair
A2SO Board Emerita Chair
Jean Posekany Adam Cogan Gillian Markwick Flute Penelope Fischer*
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Principal Flute Chair
D. Brad Dyke Section Flute Chair
Deborah Rebeck Ash * Principal
Oboe Timothy Michling*
Gilbert Omenn Principal Oboe Chair
Bill and Jan Maxbauer Oboe Chair
Clarinet Brian Bowman*
Jim and Millie Irwin Endowed Principal Clarinet Chair
Amy and Jim Byrne Clarinet Chair
Bassoon Eric Varner*
E. Daniel Long Principal Bassoon Chair
William and Betty Knapp Section Bassoon Chair
Horn Andrew Pelletier* Bernice Schwartz
Katie Kusterer Taylor French Horn Chair
Kurt Civilette Melanie Hellick
Trumpet Mike McGowan*
David S. Evans III Principal Trumpet Chair
Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Chair
Trombone Donald Babcock* Scott Hartley
Mark and Susan Orringer Family Trombone Chair
Tuba Fritz Kaenzig*
Charles J. Gabrion Principal Tuba Chair
Timpani James Lancioni*
A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young Principal Timpani Chair
Percussion John Dorsey*
Abraham Weiser Principal Percussion Chair
John Dale Percussion Chair
Cary Kocher Donald Peterson Jason Quay
Harp Benjamin Melsky* Librarian Sarah Ruddy Operations Manager Rebecca LaDuca
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 this unique giving program. A 2SO Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske visited with Rachel and Arie Lipsky about the Rachel and Arie Lipsky Principal Flute Chair sponsorship. MSB: How did your individual interests in music develop? RL: Both Arie and I started our musical journey playing in our youth bands back in Israel. I played the clarinet in my home town of Akko and Arie played the flute in his hometown of Haifa. The youth band was our center of activity both musically and socially and was instrumental in shaping our long-lasting love and appreciation for music. Even though we did not know each other then, we are almost certain that we actually played together on the same stage in a youth bands’ festival when we were about 12 years old. MSB: Have you played other concerts together? RL: Later on, playing flute and clarinet duets was another special way to know Arie. A few days before we got married, I played the Weber Clarinet Concerto with Arie conducting the Haifa Youth Symphony. When we were music students in Cleveland, I fondly remember the beautiful cello and clarinet exchanges we had when Arie played one of my favorite concertos, the Dvorak Cello Concerto. MSB: What do you think is the value of sponsoring a chair? AL: We are so proud of our symphony and its accomplishments as attested by increasing audience, commitment to quality music, the amazing educational and outreach programs, all made possible by firstrate members of the A2SO. RL: It is an honor for us to highlight Arie’s first instrument and to support Penny Fischer who has been active in the artistic growth of the Symphony. We believe that the A2SO Chair Sponsorship Program is a direct investment in the quality of the orchestra and in the Ann Arbor community. -30-
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Spotlight On The Musician Chair Sponsorship Program for A2SOâ€™s talented musicians and to build
Charlotte Sundelson Endowed Cello Principal, Sarah Cleveland
Millie and Jim Irwin Endowed Clarinet Principal, Brian Bowman
Anne and Paul Glendon Concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky
Bob and Julie Gates Second Violin Principal, Barbara Sturgis-Everett
Randy and Sally Rudisill Second Violin Principal, Barbara Sturgis-Everett
Leah and Tim Adams Viola Principal, Kathleen Grimes
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Flute Principal, Penelope Fischer
Gil Omenn and Martha Darling, Scott Westerman, Brigitte and Paul Maassen Oboe Principal, Bassoon Principal, Nate Zeisler Timothy Michling
Roy and Susan Muir Trumpet Principal, William Campbell
Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Tuba Principal, Fritz Kaenzig
A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young
Timpani Principal, James Lancioni
Our Chair Sponsors is a leadership gift program created to help provide competitive salaries personal relationships between the Symphony and its audience members.
Muriel and Daniel Converse Percussion Principal, John Dorsey
Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Violin Section, Linda Etter
Janet and Norm Ankers with Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Votapek
Darlene, Taylor and Kim Eagle J. Lawrence Henkel and Jacqueline Stearns Violin Section, Violin Section, Linda Etter Katie Rowan
Rod and Robin Little Violin Section, David Lamse
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee Violin Section, Linda Etter
Nancy Staub and Jack White Cello Section, Eric Amidon
Betty Overberger Violin Section, Priscilla Johnson
Scott and the late Marcy Westerman James, Christine and Max Cello Section, Froehlich Eric Amidon & MJ Quigley-Young Cello Section, Britton Riley
Letitia Byrd, Jody Tull de Salis, and Jo-Ann Socha Bass Section, Jon Luebke
George and Catherine Carignan Bass Section, Erin Zurbuchen
D. Brad Dyke Flute Section, Lori Newman
Jan and Bill Maxbauer Oboe Section, Kristin Reynolds
Amy and Jim Byrne Clarinet Section, Elliott Ross
William and Betty Knapp Bassoon Section, Yeh-Chi Wang
Don and Carol Kusterer Horn Section
Linda Tubbs Trumpet Section, Katherine Cosgrove
Mark and Susan Orringer Trombone Section, Scott Hartley
Carmen and Harry Cross Percussion Section, Dan DeSena
Join your fellow music lovers in supporting the artistry of the A 2SO, and take your seat â€œon stageâ€? 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.
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Keep Today’s A2SO Music Continuing Many years of planning have gone into this season of the Joy of 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 A2SO music continuing for future audiences. I invite you to remember your A2SO in your estate plans. -36-
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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 at (734) 994-4801 to keep the music playing.
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A2SO Chamber Series Take a break from your daily routine and treat yourself to an afternoon of exquisite music with the A2SO chamber music series (formerly known as Afternoon Delights). These hour-long concerts feature A2SO musicians and guest artists performing chamber music in an intimate setting. A new venue and day were added this year: the two fall concerts were repeated on Sunday at Rudolf Steiner High School. A complimentary dessert reception precedes each performance. Performances are at 1:30, with the dessert reception at 1:00. Purchase tickets from the A2SO or at the door. These concerts are sponsored by
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Wed., March 20, Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor Timothy Michling, Oboe; Eric Varner, Bassoon; David Gilliland, Piano Theodor Burkali After the Rain Jules Massenet Sous les tilleus from Scenes alsaciennes Madeline Dring Trio Jean Franรงaix Trio
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Wed., April 24, Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor Yehonatan Berick, Violin; Arie Lipsky, Cello; Pauline Martin, Piano Beethoven Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2 Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra April 27, 2013
Arie Lipsky, Conductor
This concert is sponsored by the Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation
Program Symphony No. 6 in A Minor “Tragic”.......................Gustav Mahler Allegro energico, ma non troppo Scherzo Andante moderato Finale, allegro moderato The music for tonight’s performance is sponsored by Elaine Pomeranz and Joel Bregman in gratitude for the wonderful arts and music culture that so enriches life in the Ann Arbor community.
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by Edward Yadzinsky Symphony No. 6 in A Minor “Tragic” Gustav Mahler Born July 7, 1860; Kaliste, Bohemia Died May 18, 1911; Vienna, Austria The index of Mahler’s symphonic work is a glossary of autobiographical reference, filled with a mix of deep introspection, sheer worldly joy, prophetic fear and spiritual anticipation. And even when his music seems light or buoyant, it is only by way of navigating from one expanse to another. Added to all this is the detail that Mahler’s biographers are quick to remark the composer’s ability to foresee future events, both imminent and distant, especially with regard to his family. As such, the “Tragic Symphony” of 1905 is a veritable portrait of the composer’s psyche and persona, charged with variable presentiments -–some real, some imagined, some spiritual, some downright sensual and earthy. After the premiere of Mahler’s sixth symphony the legendary maestro Bruno Walter was moved to challenge the composer on the subjective ideas reported by the composer. Walter was troubled by questions of whether such “story-telling” might one day burden revered works of the classical past, like the symphonies of Mozart. But on the latter, even the great E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) had written in his essay On Mozart Symphonies: “Love and melancholy call to us with lovely spirit voices; night comes on with a bright purple luster, and with inexpressible longing we follow these figures which, waving to us familiarly from their train, soar through the clouds in eternal dances of the spheres.”
For Mahler’s part, in his celebrated reply to Bruno Walter in 1906, he noted: “If someone wants to create music it should not be to paint, poetize or merely describe. But what one composes is surely the whole person – feelings, thoughts, breathing, suffering. There should be nothing
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against programs, even if they are not exactly the highest rung on the ladder – but it must be a musician’s expression – not that of an author, a philosopher or painter – though all of these are contained in the musician. “It seems to me that all of this hair-splitting on the subject is like a man who begets a child and afterwards begins to worry, that is, to worry whether it was conceived with the proper intentions and so forth. The point is: he loved – and he had the vigor. Basta! (Enough!) And if he does not love and has no vigor, then there will be no child! Again, Basta! And, according to what one is and what one has, the child will turn out! Yet again, Basta! My sixth symphony is finished. I think I’ve had the vigor! A thousand times - Basta!”
Mahler originally attached the title “Tragic” to this work, then later omitted the term while rearranging the order of the movements, then re-revising it all back again, but always with progressive refinements to the orchestration. The cryptic title is encoded in the martial sounding first bars, harshly sounding on the tonic A – as if to convey a world tuned to angst, or perhaps marching to war – as Leonard Bernstein noted about this symphony. But the stark and strident motif is set off against a lovely second theme, about which Mahler’s wife Alma wrote: “After he had drafted the first movement, he came down from the forest to tell me he had tried to express me in a theme. ‘Whether I’ve succeeded, I don’t know; but you’ll have to put up with it.’ This is the great, soaring theme of the first movement of the sixth symphony.”
A rather sinister scherzo imbues the second movement – full of dry, skeletal effects like the col legno bowings in the strings (playing on the wooden side of the bow), and percussive strokes on the xylophone with a haunted, quasi-minuet for the trio – moody and anxious throughout. Alma Mahler noted: “The movement represents the unrhythmic games of the two children, tottering in zigzags over the sand. Ominously the childish voices become more and more tragic, and at the end die out in a whimper.”
The third movement, set in E major, is like a reverie, with Romanticera colorings in the lush strings. In fact, many Hollywood composers would later follow Mahler’s lead (or should we say Mahler’s Lied..?). The extraordinary beauty of this Andante – like an eternal valentine – was for Mahler the very antithesis of the tragedy about to strike. -43-
As for the final movement, Mahler’s widow noted: “In the last movement he described himself and his downfall; or, as he later said: ‘It is the hero, on whom falls three blows of fate, last of which fells him as a tree is felled.’ The sixth symphony is his most personal and prophetic oeuvre. In both the Kindertotenlieder and the Sixth Symphony he anticipated his life directly in music. He too suffered three strokes of destiny, the third of which was fatal (a reference to symbolic percussion strokes in the Finale). Yet during this time he was always joyous and conscious of the grandeur of his work, its florid abundance and green branches. None of his works came as directly from his innermost parts as this.” (Alma Mahler, Memories and Letters)
The score of the sixth symphony is truly a macro-sonic force majeure, and its polychrome orchestration includes even delicate cowbells borrowed from Alpine slopes. The grandiloquent scheme provides a colloquy between good and evil, with the latter prevailing at the close. Comparisons are sometimes made with the final, sad moments of another symbolic masterwork, the Symphony No. 6 of Tchaikovsky – the Pathétique. Moreover, like the Russian master, it was Mahler’s only dark, closing concession throughout his vast symphonic universe. The work concludes with a solitary pizzicato on A – the sad tonic on which the work began. The symphony is scored for an expanded instrumention calling for numerous extra woodwinds and brass, including eight horns, with full strings and extensive percussion. Events of 1905 (Symphony No. 6 composed) - Ty Cobb begins his major league baseball career with Detroit - Detroit Orchestral Association formed to bring leading orchestras to Detroit - Michigan State Highway Department created and automobile owners to be licensed by state to provide funds for highways - Russian Revolution begins at St. Petersburg - Amateur violinist A. Einstein introduces Relativity - First taxis introduced in Paris - Santayana writes Life of Reason - Picasso paints At the Lapin - Variety Magazine published in New York - Salome composed by Richard Strauss - Merry Widow by F. Lehar premiered in Vienna - Juilliard School of Music opens in Manhattan -44-
Thank You to our Sponsor, Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation The Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation was established in 1998 to create a proud legacy to Ann Arbor’s vibrant culture by providing ongoing financial support to a select group of local organizations, including the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. In addition to sponsoring many A2SO concerts over the years, the Cross Foundation underwrote the commissioning of a brief, frolicsome orchestral work intended to encourage all audience members to fulfill their roles as concert-goers by leaving the sound-making to our musicians while they are performing. Elizabeth Kelly of Rochester, New York was the winner of the national young composer competition to create such a piece. Her Stop, Drop and Listen received its premiere performance at the A2SO’s “Carnival of the Animals” Family Concert in March 2008. Tonight’s concert begins the fourth decade of sustained support rendered by Ray and Eleanor during their lifetimes and by their foundation in recent years – a tradition that promises to continue for as long as the Orchestra’s marvelous music entertains, delights, and nourishes our special community.
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.
Each year, approximately 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 interesting visuals and key educational concepts. Sponsored by AsahiKASEI, Dominoâ€™s Pizza, Mardi Gras Fund and U-M Credit Union, and an anonymous donor. -47-
Instrument Petting Zoos
Hands-on fun with instruments! Children have the chance to get upclose 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.
School Concerts (Ensembles in Your Classroom)
The A2SO 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 Buhr Foundation, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Lauraine Hoenscheid, Meijer, Music Performance Trust Fund, Sigurd I. and Jarmila H. Rislov Foundation, Target and Toyota. -48-
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. Sponsored by Buhr Foundation.
A unique, life-changing opportunity for student musicians to share the stage with Maestro Arie Lipsky and the musicians of your A2SO. 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.
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 or waving colorful scarves with your little listeners at your local library. Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Fund, Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Edward Surovell Realtors/Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, David & Stephanie Pyne, and Prue & Ami Rosenthal. -49-
Adam C. Riccinto, Music Director
2012-2013 Concert Schedule Oct. 7—You heard it here! Dec. 2—Home for the Holidays Feb, 16 & 17—Ypsi's Got Talent!
Think you've got talent? This could be YOUR chance to strut your stuff in front of a live audience as the YSO holds its fi rst ever talent show! Details coming soon!
Apr. 20 & 21—Downtown to Depot Town May 25—March on Down to Riverside! (734) 507-1451 email@example.com www.ypsilantisymphony.org
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. Please 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 at the A2SO office at (734) 994-4801. Adams Street Publishing Co. C9 Andrea Kotch Duda/Raymond James & Associates, Inc 31 The Ann C5 Ann Arbor Cantata Singers 46 Ann Arbor City Club 35 Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians 46 Art Showcase Magazine 38 Bank of Ann Arbor C9 Blaske & Blaske, PLC C3 The Boychoir of Ann Arbor 72 Campus Inn C2 Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery C7 Cumulus Media Ann Arbor C8 Edward Surovell Realtors C9 Glacier Hills 27 Gret Lakes Performing Artists Associates 13 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP 7 IATSE Local 395 46 Ignite Legal (Stahlin Law, P.C.) C11 Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss 40 JP Morgan Chase Bank 15 The Jean Ledwith King Women’s Center of Southeastern Mich. 46 Kapnick Insurance Group 39 Kerrytown Concert House 15 King’s Keyboard House 24 Livingston County Chorale 38
Measure for Measure 26 Mercy’s Restaurant 35 Michigan Theater Foundation 50 Mir’s Oriental Rugs Back cover Paragon Sight and Sound C15 Performance Network Theatre 38 Pierce Financial 27 Psarianos Violins Ltd. 45 The Purple Rose Theatre Co. 27 Schakolad Chocolate Factory C14 Shar Music 31 Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel C6 Silver Maples of Chelsea C8 TimePieces Personal Biographies 38 Tom Thompson/Flowers 9 University Musical Society C13 University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center 1 University of Michigan Museum of Art 35 Village Corner 39 Washtenaw Community Concert Band 50 WKAR C12 WWWW Country C10 Worknet Systems 24 Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants 35 Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra 50 Cover photo courtesy Czarnecki/Dempsey.
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 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. Adams Street Publishing Company Honigman Miller Schwartz and Ann Arbor Automotive* Cohn Ann Arbor State Bank KeyBank AsahiKASEI Plastics North Meijer, Inc. America, Inc.* Pride Source Media Group* Bank of America* Rehmann* Bank of Ann Arbor* Saint Joseph Mercy Health System* CFI Group* Shar Products Company Comerica Bank and Charitable Slack & Davis L.L.P. Foundation* State Street Area Association* Dominoâ€™s Pizza* Target Edward Surovell Realtors/ Howard Toyota Technical Center* Hanna Real Estate Services University of Michigan Credit Faber Piano Institute Union Fifth Third Bank* *Denotes sponsorship of $2,500 or more Contributions and pledges as of 3/5/2013
If you would like to join the Class of 2012-2013, or would like more information on the Corporate Honor Roll, please contact Mary Steffek Blaske at (734) 994-4801.
A2SO Symphony Store www.a2so.com Visit us online for our complete selection -52-
Contributions Your financial gift helps make your A2SO’s great music happen on stage, in area classrooms, libraries and senior centers. A special thank you to the following friends who support the A2SO through Annual Fund, Artist Sponsorship, Chair Endowment, Chair Sponsorship, Concert Sponsorship, Education Programs Sponsorship, Music Sponsorship, Special Events like Hearts for the Arts and Pursuit of the Podium, and Tribute Gifts. Donors know that ticket prices cover less than half the cost of putting on a concert. We know that without support from these individuals, foundations, companies and government, we couldn’t be here tonight. Thank you! The following is a list of patrons who contributed or pledged their support for the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 seasons through March 5th. An asterisk (*) denotes a new donor this 2012-2013 season; + indicates donors who have rejoined our distinguished family of contributors; boldface indicates donors who have increased their support this season.
Encore Society $20,000+ Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation Toyota Technical Center Bravo Society
$10,000+ AsahiKASEI Plastics North America, Inc Benard L. Maas Foundation The Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund Domino’s Pizza
Rebecca Horvath Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Pride Source Estate of Lisa Marie Tubbs
$5,000+ Ann Arbor Automotive Musicians Performance Trust Fund Bank of Ann Arbor Gil Omenn and Martha Darling Buhr Foundation+ Saint Joseph Mercy Health System* Bryan Muthig* Sigurd I. Rislov and Jarmila H. CFI Group Rislov Foundation+ Comerica Bank and Charitable State Street Area Association Foundation University of Michigan Fifth Third Bank Cardiovascular Center Anne and Paul Glendon University of Michigan David and Phyllis Herzig Comprehensive Cancer Center Madeleine Himbeault University of Michigan Lauraine Ann Hoensheid+ Transplant Center Mardi Gras Fund* -53-
Concertmasterâ€™s Circle $2,500+ Tim and Leah Adams Adams Street Publishing* Norm and Janet Ankers Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Fund* Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Bank of America Brad and Lydia Bates Marolin Bellefleur Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Daniel and Muriel Converse D. Brad Dyke Kim, Darlene and Taylor Eagle Bob and Julie Gates JosĂŠ and Paloma Jalife Arie and Rachel Lipsky Rod and Robin Little
Bill and Jan Maxbauer Roy and Susan Muir William Nolting and Donna Parmelee Rehmann Duane and Katie Renken Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Sally Rudisill Edward and Jane Schulak University of Michigan Credit Union University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Scott Westerman and the Late Marcy Westerman A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young
Symphony Guild $1,000+ Susan and Alan Aldworth Dennis Dahlmann and Patricia Garcia James and Catherine Allen Heather and Stuart Dombey Richard and Bettye Allen John Dryden and Diana Raimi+ Carol Amster Edward Surovell Realtors / Howard Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Hanna Real Estate Services+ Ann Arbor State Bank John and Carol Eman Robert and Mary Baird Faber Piano Institute Patrick and Barbara Barrett James and Christine Froehlich David and Martha Bloom Lela J. Fuester Rebecca S. Bonnell Sherman and Sylvia Funk Charles and Linda Borgsdorf Bob and Carolyn Gelpke David and Jan Brandon Beverley and Gerson Geltner David and Sharon Brooks Michael and Karen Godwin* Jeannine and Robert Buchanan Carl Guldberg Amy and Jim Byrne Dietmar and Kristen Haenchen David and Valerie Canter J. Lawrence Henkel and George and Catherine Carignan Jacqueline Stearns Jean and Ken Casey John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche Anne and Howard Cooper Honigman Miller Schwartz and Harry and Carmen Cross Cohn LLP -54-
Carolyn Houston Ralph M. Hulett Beth and Larry Jordan Allyn and Sherri Kantor Herbert and Jane M. Kaufer KeyBank Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor William and Betty Knapp Don and Carol Kusterer Allan Leonard Paul and Carolyn Lichter Loraine F. & Melinese M. Reuter Charitable Trust Brigitte Maassen Meijer, Inc. Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon) Cruse W. and Virginia Patton Moss Thomas P. Norris* Mark and Susan Orringer Elizabeth Overberger Dr. and Mrs. Sumer Pek
$500+ Lisa and Jim Baker Daniel and Barbara Balbach Dr. Emily Bandera Steven and Gwen Bearden-Haggerty Janice and Charles Beck David and Tammy Blaha Alex and Connie Bridges Dale and Nancy Briggs Barbara Everitt Bryant Letitia J. Byrd Jean W. Campbell Dan Chapman Dr. and Mrs. Kyung Cho John Alden Clark Sherry Cogswell and Steve Stefanac Wayne and Melinda Colquitt Arnold and Susan Coran
Liza and Eran Pichersky Mrs. Winnifred Pierce Bill and Linda Powers David and Stephanie Pyne Prue and Ami Rosenthal David E. and Monica Schteingart Shar Products Company Bill and Sheila Sikkenga Scott and Joan Singer Michael and Tina Slack Jo-Ann Socha James and Nancy Stanley Charlotte Sundelson Bradley and Simone Taylor Target+ Linda Tubbs* Jack White and Nancy Staub Richard C. Wilson Jane Wilson Coon and A. Rees Midgley Marilyn and Gerald Woolfolk
Lois Crabtree Charles and Janet Crone* Millie Danielson+ Glenn and Joan Davis Cheryl and Bruce Elliott+ Linda Etter Inka and David Felbeck+ Clare M. Fingerle Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation* Leon and Marcia Friedman Beverly Gershowitz Irwin Goldstein and Martha Mayo Barbara Gomez+ Doug and Carol Gottliebsen James and Marla Gousseff Bill and Marty Grimes*
Concerto Guild (cont.) David and Marilyn Granner Richard and Deborah Hendricks Brent and Ann Hollenbeck Raburn Howland and Katherine Kurtz ISciences, LLC Gretchen and John Jackson Sharon and Jack Kalbfleisch Yale and Joan Kamisar Judy and Steve Kesler David J. Kinsella and Joyce Urba Mary Krieger Tom and Claudia Larson George and Linda Levy Jim and Jean Libs E. Daniel and Kay M. Long Joan Lowenstein and Jonathan Trobe Frode and Marilyn Maaseidvaag Phil and Sharon MacBride Nancy and Phil Margolis Fran and Irwin Martin Nelson and Catherine Meade Lee and the Late Don Meyer Shirley E. Meyers Sarah Winans Newman Lawrence Ogden
$250+ Richard and Yuni Aaron Michael and Suzan Alexander Gordon and Pamela Amidon Frank J. Ascione Martha and Bob Ause William and Patricia Austin Linda Bennett and Bob Bagramian Harry and Kathryn Benford Prof. and Mrs. Erling Blรถndal Bengtsson Debbie and Jim Beuche
Ruth and Frank Parker* Frank and Bonnie Pauli Robert and Mary Ann Pierce Hazel Proctor and Jay Carp Mitch and Erin Rohde* Doug and Nancy Roosa Corliss and Dr. Jerry Rosenberg+ Ann and Thomas J. Schriber Martha R. Seger Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon Scott Silveira* Bob and Maria Simko* Brooks and Nancy Sitterley Rad and Sandy Smith Michael and Linda Speer Gerard and Colleen Spencer+ Steve and Gayle Stewart Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Strasius Edward and Natalie Surovell* Jean Teifer Robert and Rebecca Tisch Jody and Rupert Tull De Salis U-M Kellogg Eye Center John and Susan Wacksmuth Jack and Carolyn Wallace Karl and Karen Weick David G. Wesenberg
John Blankley and Maureen Foley Edward and Linda Bove+ Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz Pamela Brown Walter and Nancy Byers Lisa Canagir Jack and Susan Carlson Rob and Kristin Casalou Mimi Chapman and Dietmar Wagner
Anne Chase Cheryl and Brian Clarkson Malcolm and Judy Cohen Connie Dâ€™Amato Carol Dasse Angela Davison Sue Dempsey and Gregory Czarnecki Beth and Mark Dixon+ Shirley Dorsey-Martin+ Bruce and Denise Duncan Judge and Mrs. S.J. Elden Barb and Bob Elenbaas Anthony and Paula Elliott Margaret and John Faulkner Jane Ferguson Yi-Tsi and Albert Feuerwerker Ken and Penny Fischer Suzanne Fligiel George and Kathryn Foltz Howard P. Fox Marlene and Arthur Francis* Martha Froseth Lourdes and Otto Gago Bridget Gallagher and Bradley Katz Enid Galler David M. Gates Al and Almeda Girod Cozette Grabb Carmen Green-Lee Ann K. Guthrie David and Donna Haarz Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart John Hieftje and Kathryn Goodson Roland and Margaret Hiss Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood Tom and Ann Hunt Tom and Kay Huntzicker Lawrence and Ruth Jones John and Linda Jonides Monica and Fritz Kaenzig+
Mercy and Stephen Kasle+ Elizabeth Kaufman and Weston Vivian Donald and Sue Kaul* Janet Keefer Bonnie and Robert Kidd Charlotte Klinke Alan and Sandra Kortesoja Tim and Kathy Laing Ted and Wendy Lawrence Ann Leidy Richard LeSueur Julie M. Loftin Bruce Loughry Fran Lyman Duncan and Marilynn Magoon Atl and Claudia Martinez Carole J. Mayer James R. McGowan Deb and Bob Merion* Bob and Carol Milstein Thomas and Eleanor Moore Zac and Rachel Moore Melinda Morris Mary E. Mostaghim Mel and Joni Muskovitz Matthew Niedner and Nicole Wilder Frank and Monica Ninteman Arthur S. Nusbaum Anthony and Theresa Opipari Warren and Carrie Phillips David and Renee Pinsky Mary J. Pratt Jerry and Lorna Prescott James and Bonnie Reece Robert Reed Deanna Relyea and Piotr Michalowski Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver Prof. and Mrs. William C. Rounds* -57-
Sonata Guild (cont.) Jean P. Rowan+ Steve and Mary Lou Rudner Monika Sacks and Bob Kunkle Emily and John Salvette Larissa L. Sano* Dr. Lynn Schachinger and Dr. Sheryl Ulin C.H. and J.A. Schlanderer Mr. and Mrs. David Shaw Muaiad and Aida Shihadeh Stephen Shipps Tim and Marie Slottow Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray Marilyn and Keith Stanger Gina M. Tabachki* Arthur Tai and Joan Keiser Emanuel Tanay, M.D. Jeff and Stephanie Taras
Serenade Guild $100+ Gerald and Gloria Abrams Judith Abrams Thomas K. Aigler John Alden and Beth Gilford Dorothy Aleck Yvonne Allen Margot and Fred Amrine Vedat Arpaci Haig and Ema Avsharian Jeffrey Barber* Ruth Bardenstein and Jim Roll Rose Marie Barhydt Ruth M. Barnard Geoff Barnes and Grant Gorman John and Marlene Barr Dorothy D. Bell Dick and Elissa Benedek Clyde and June Bennett Rodney and Joan Bentz
Richard E. and Kathryn Trim John and Denice Turck Rebecca W. Van Dyke Richard and Vickie van House Mr. and Mrs. David Edward Van Slambrook Larry and Cora Van Slambrook George and Terre Voegeli Joe and Sandra Walls Peggy Walsh and Vince Wellman Enid Wasserman and Michael Sivak Robert Westveer Robert and Marina Whitman Charlotte A. Wolfe Patrica and Rodger Wolff* Louis E. Young, Jr. and Marijean Quigley-Young Lineke and Erik Zuiderweg Lori and Jeff Zupan
Sandra Berman+ Ib and Kirsten Bentzen-Bilkvist Gene and Kay Berrodin Mark Bertz+ Wilbur Bigelow Jack Billi and Sheryl Hirsch William and Ilene Birge Herb and Chris Black William Bolcom and Joan Morris Margaret and Howard Bond Robert and Sharon Bordeau* Steve and Amanda Borgsdorf* John and Leora Bowden David and Maryann Bowen Jan and Bob Bower Brian and Evelyn Bowman Robert E. and Joyce E. Bowser Mike and Jeanne Bradish Nathan Branch and Sally Guindi
Allison Brooks-Conrad* Hon. Archie C. Brown and Dr. Barbara J. LaHood Isabelle Carduner Paul and Sue Cartman Shirley B. Ceely Bernadine Cimprich* Richard and Nina Cohan Ken and Mary Sue Coleman Joseph E. and Jean Compton David and Barbara Copi Mary-Margaret Cornish Mary and Sterling Crandall Christopher and Marie Cregar Mr. and Mrs. James A. Crippen Jean C. Crump+ Joann Culbertson David and Marilyn Cummins Robert and RenĂŠe Darragh Michael Daugherty and Yopie Prins+ John D. Debbink Marie Deem Rolf and Ingrid Deininger Cristian and Andreea Dersidan* Misha Dhar+ Carolin and MacDonald Dick Matthew and Monica Dimagno Ronald and Judith Dioszegi Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz Molly Dobson Kendra and Al Dodds Tracey Drotos and the Speer Family Mel and Elizabeth Drumm Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dworkin Elsie J. Dyke+ Peter Ehrlich and Deborah Mackie Judith Erb James Eschman* Evans/Buchtel Family Dorothy Ewald-Hejna
Stefan and Ruth Fajans Harvey and Elly Falit Paul and Caroline Falon Peter and Janice Farrehi Marilyn Faulkner Dalbert Fear and Toni Ausum+ Happy and Lou Feigelson Thomas and Ann Ferranti Carol Finerman Susan Fisher and John Waidley Hal Flynn Bob and Terry Foster Neal R. Foster+ Paul and Judy Freedman* Ruth P. Freedman Sally Freeman Linda and Larry French+ Susan L. Froelich and Richard E. Ingram Jerrold and Nancy Frost+ Patricia L. Frye Harriet Fusfeld Luis and April Gago Glenn and Carol Galler Priscilla Gallinger Chris Gardiner and Cynthia Koch Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter Marianne Germani Karl and Helen Gierman Ann Gladwin+ Edward and Mona Goldman+ Jerry and Mary Gray Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Graybiel Daniel and Norma Green Lewis and Mary Green Dr. Patricia P. Green Roger and Linda Grekin Penny and Jim Griffith Laurel Gutterman Dennis and Agnes Hagerty* Herbert S. Hammond
Serenade Guild (cont.) Fred and Rebecca Hankin+ Olive Hansen Dave and Anne Harrell Margene and Greg Henry+ Bob and Barbara Hensinger Norman and Debbie Herbert Ed Herzig William Hillegas and Kathleen Branson Carolyn and Larry Hiss+ Jud and Krista Hoffman Toni Hopping Hsin Hong and Sywe Jen Huang Dr. and Mrs. Davor Hrovat+ David Hunsche* Jewel Hunter Mark Husa+ David and Phyllis Husted Marj and Bob Hyde Diane Imredy Virginia A. Ingling Gene and Margaret Ingram Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Marilyn G. Jeffs Lois Jelneck Martha S. Johnson Willard H. Johnson Robert and Beatrice Kahn Ruth E. Keith Sally and David Kennedy Emily Kennedy Robert and Gloria Kerry Marc Kessler and Jennifer Burn* Michael Khoury+ Edward and Martha Kimball William and Betsy Kincaid Lloyd and Elizabeth Kitchens Kathleen H. Klaus David Klimek* Ronald and Rosalie Koenig
Chava and Raoul Kopelman Barbara Kramer* David and Martha Krehbiel* William Kring Vejayan Krishnan Donald and Jeanne Kunz+ Donald and Ruth Lamphiear James Lancioni and Susan Ogden Roger Lane John G. Lapp Linda and John Larin Anne and Neal Laurance William and Garland Lewis Jim and Shantel LoFiego* Len and Betty Lofstrom Dan and Jan Longone+ Malcolm Lowther and Joan Stark Michele Madden Martin and Jane Maehr Bill and Elida Malila Andy and Kiki Markovits* W. Harry Marsden Linda Marshall Tim and Emily Marshall+ Sara Mathews Judythe and Roger Maugh Bernice G. Maynard Charlotte and Harry McDonald Griff and Pat McDonald Laurie and Terry McIntyre Tim McIntyre and Lynn Baldwin* Richard and Elizabeth McLeary Peter Meek and Eva Mayer-Meek+ Stanley and Robin Mendenhall Priyanka Menon James and Kristy Meretta Walter Metzger Brian and Sara Meyer+ Marlene Michalowski Drs. James M. Miller and Rebecca H. Lehto
Jack and Carmen Miller Myrna and Newell Miller Susan and David Milne Deanna and Jim Miner* Olga Moir Arnold and Gail Morawa Cyril Moscow Barbara A. Mueller Marcel Muller Bernard and Paz Naylor John and Ann Neiswander Hack and Jan Newman Susan and Richard Nisbett Eugene W. Nissen Gabriel and Eloisa NuĂąez Diane Oâ€™Connell Marylen S. Oberman+ Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Olson, Jr.* Al and Cecilia Paas+ Ann Page Rebecca Pagels+ Steve and Betty Palms Marie Panchuk Don and Pat Paulsell* Elizabeth M. Payne Vera Peery Ryan and Marlene Pelkki Steven Pepe Burton L. Perry Eleanor Petty Evelyn Pickard Steve and Julie Pierce* Joyce Plummer Karen and Berislav Primorac Bernard and Lisa Puroll+ Ulrich and Carolyn Raschke Tom and Sue Rau Joan and Bob Ravin Stephen and Agnes Reading Michael and Betsey Ready Martha Ream+
Jim and Toni Reese Rudolph E. Reichert Kurt Reigel and Jocelyn Dewitt Warren and Marilyn Rentschler Kris Reutter Pary L. Reza Frank and Betsy Richardson The Rowe Family Melody and Nathaniel H. Rowe Rosemarie Rowney Michael Rucinski and Marianne Wilczak Sarah Ruddy and Michael Miller Jim Saalberg Amy Saldinger* Milagros Samaniego Dianna and Norm Samuelson Elaine and Harry Sargous David and Agnes Sarns Richard and Norma Sarns Howard and Lisa Saulles Bonnie R. Schafer John and Nancy Schenk L. Scherdt Larry and Susan Schoonmaker Barbara Schreier John and Mary Lou Severin+ Edward Shaffran Tim and Peg Shannon Donald and Pat Sharpe Scott and Nancy Shaw Marshall and Marguerite Shearer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shearon Jean and Thomas Shope* Shtein Family Sheila and Stephen Shulman+ Ray and Marylin Shuster* Gene and Alida Silverman Sandy and Dick Simon Frances and Scott Simonds Bonita Singal
Serenade Guild (cont.) San, Bren and Em Slomovits Collyer and Annie Smith Jeff Spindler Katherine R. Spindler Tamar Springer and Steven Stancroff David and Ann Staiger Carol Standardi Michael and Ann Stando* Tari Stull Nancy Sudia Daniel and Margaret Sullivan Richard and June Swartz Carolyn and Frank Tarzia George and Karen Tatum+ Lola Taubman Louise Taylor Sam and Eva Taylor Doris H. Terwilliger Jane and Nigel Thompson Rachel Lynn Thompson* Marilyn Trytten Evelyn Tucker, Kendall Tucker, Ralph, Kendrah, Evan, Camille and Gabrielle Hardin* Alvan and Katherine Uhle The van Appledorns Virginia D. Vandenbroek Sybil and Peder van Houten
Ron and Marianne Aaron Beverly Ackmoody Ruth Addis Helen and David Aminoff Catherine and Austin Anderson+ Joanne Arft Mark Ascione* Carolyn Austin Bruce Baker and Genie Wolfson+
Amy Van Slambrook Thomas G. Varbedian+ Brad Vincent+ Robert Vogel and Elke M. Clark Kirsten L. Waarala+ Thomas and Mary Wakefield+ Ross Ward Paul Dean and Caroline Webb Tracey Wentz and Chuck Blackmer Julie and Jim Wheaton Warren and Beth Widmayer Ann and Clayton Wilhite James O. Wilkes* Sarajane Winkelman Beth and I. W. Winsten Nancy and Stuart Winston* John and Carolyn Wiseman Steve and Miriam Wolock Pauline and Bob Womac Roger Wykes Frank and Donna Yon Joan and Mayer Zald Sandra Zaremba and Richard Brown+ Serena Zhao Barbara Zmich and Celeste McClellan Helen Zylman and David Seaman Thomas and Erin Zurbuchen+
C.W. and Joann Baker* Milt and Ruthann Baker+ Patricia Bard Gail Davis Barnes Mary and Jim Bennett James K. and Lynda W. Berg Carolyon D. Beuhler Maurice and Linda Binkow Bill and Libby Birdsall
Elizabeth S. Bishop Timothy and Amy Blackwell* Susan Blake Bradley and Wendy Bloom* Lloyd and Janet Bloom* Judy Bobrow* Reva Bornstein Suzette Bouchard Janine Bradbury John Brundage and Harriet Parsons+ Margit Burmeister+ Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bush Susan F. Campbell Michael and Anna Canning Edward and Rebecca Chudacoff Janice A. Clark+ William Clifford* Daniel and Geralyn Cogan Sandra Connellan Jeff Cooper and Peggy Daub Chris and Leslie Corneau Walter Cramer* Barbara and Jack Dempsey Tarun Desai Dolces & Klonneks Elizabeth Doman Aviva Dorfman* Judith Elkin+ Barry and Paula England Linda Evans Walter Everett and Barbara SturgisEverett James and Darlene Ewalt Cheryl Farmer+ Eleanor Feller-Sussman Karen Ferguson* Len and Pat Fisk+ Robert and Karen Florka* Margot and Ernest Fontheim Bill and Jan Frieder Christine Friesen
Ilana and Ari Gafni Janice R. Geddes Douglas and Marilyn Geiger+ Anne and Bruno Giordani+ Anita and Albert Goldstein Pamela Graham Whit and Svea Gray Richard and Linda Greene+ Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Greenspan Doug and Sabrina Gross Susan and Milton Gross Larry and Esta Grossman Joseph and Gloria Gurt+ Lorraine Gutierrez and Robert Peyser* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guttman Roger and Caroline Hackett Gloria Hale* Willa Hayes* Jim and Betsy Henrichs Pamela Herzig Roger Hewitt and Patti Oâ€™Rorke Daniel Higgins Millicent Higgins H. Mark and Emily Hildebrandt Mark and Lorna Hildebrandt* Alena Hill* Kathleen Hoff+ Timothy and Shirley Hogan Robert and Claire Hogikyan* Gail Hubbard Saul and Eileen Hymans Dolores Jacobson* Peter Jacobson and Linda Spector Jihan Jenkins* Elmer and Virginia Johansen Carol Jones Landis and Sharon Keyes* Mark and Janice Kielb* Nancy Klein+ Arnold and Jean Kluge+
Overture Member (cont.) John and Marcia Knapp+ James Knauf and Drew Fitzmorris Nancy Koenig* Andrew and Mary Koran Seymour and Dorine Kroll* Bella Lamb Burt and Sally Lamkin Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lampert Mr. and Mrs. Anthony LaRocca David and Maxine Larrouy+ George Lavoie+ Jacqueline R. Lee Susan Lee George and Rose Lemieux Sue Leong Jonathon Levine and Noga MoragLevine* Jennie Lieberman+ Ilze Liepa* Erik Long Peter A. Long Paul and Linda Loos Marcia and Donald MacMullan* Robert and Carol Magill Betsy Mall+ Gary and Leann Marriot and Hope Carbone Brett Marshall Mary and Chandler Matthews Ginny Maturen Jonathan and Wendy Maybaum+ Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. McCready Jill McDonough and Greg Merriman+ Tom and Lisa McKarns Chie and Paul McKenney+ Kathy McPherson* Deborah Meizlish Rob Michalowski Frederick Miller
Music for Little Folks / Gari Stein and Ira Levin Stephanie Newell* Lynn Nybell* Cheryl Oberholtzer Walter Parry Fred and Margaret Patterson Donald Pelz Tom and Kennie Peterson+ Dr. and Mrs. Frank Petrock Jonathan Pevarnek Brent Pliskow* Valerie Press* Sally and John Preston Rick and Lynne Punnett Richard and Ellen Raab Marge and Gene Ragland Tom and Shirley Randall* Hans and Marianne Rauer Ray and Ginny Reilly+ Clark Richardson John and RenĂŠe Robbins Linda Rodgers Victor and Valerie Rosenberg Jonathan Rubin and Gretta Spier* Karen Rudzinski* Colette Rush* Melvin Schwarzwald Sean and Jenny Selig Harriet Selin Joseph Settimi Barry Shapiro and Simone Yehuda* Wendy Sherrill John and Nancy Shuffle* Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Shultz Sandra Sipkin Noreen Slank Rosemary Smith Robert and Carol Spaly+ Mary Stadel Virginia Stein
Elaine Stienon Victor and Marlene Stoeffler David and Lisa Sundelson Carol and Jim Thiry+ Pat Tobias Kiri Tollaksen* Darcel E. Tolle+ Peter Toogood and Hanna Song+ John and Barbara Tousley Fr. Lewis Towler+ Geraldine VanDoren Daniel Van Slambrook Carol Virgne Dana Virgo Weintraub* Scott and Ruth Wade* Hans H. Wagner
Joan Weber* Jack and Carol Weigel* John and Sarah Weiss Jean F. White Nancy Wiernik Magnus and Carrie Wilson Mark and Narda Wishka* Sherry Wolfe* Shirley Wood Kevin and Judith Woods* Stewart and Carolyn Work Dee Dee and Bernice Worthington Linda L. Wotring Yoga Focus/Karen Ufer Catherine Zudak*
Matching Companies JP Morgan Chase Foundation
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 Orchestraâ€™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 Celebrating Ethel Armigerâ€™s 100th Birthday J. Lawrence and Jacqueline Stearns Henkel In Memory of Nancy L. Ascione Frank J. Ascione In Memory of Their Parents Who Taught Them about Good Classical Music Brad and Lydia Bates
In Honor of Brad and Lydia Bates for their Generosity and Love of Great A2SO Music Frode and Marilyn Maaseidvaag Celebrating Tom Blaske’s Birthday Jeff and Barbara Duncan Mary Steffek Blaske To Honor of Tom and Mary Steffek Blaske for Commencement Speech Assistance Arie and Rachel Lipsky Applauding William Bolcom and Joan Morris for their Contributions to the World of Music Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon In Celebration of Life, Love and Beautiful Music David and Sharon Brooks In Memory of Lou Carras Bill and Jan Frieder In Loving Memory of Her Husband Lee Millie Danielson To Celebrate Judy Dow Rumelhart’s 75th Birthday Her Dear Friends, Larry and Jackie In Honor of the Marriage of Laura (Dunbar) Adam and Nathaniel Adam Tim and Leah Adams Jacqueline Lee Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Arie and Rachel Lipsky Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Brigitte Maassen Mary-Margaret Cornish 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 José and Paloma Jalife In Honor of Kim and Darlene Eagle Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Lourdes and Otto Gago Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver Lola Taubman
In Memory of William and Lois Ehlhardt Brad and Simone Himbeault Taylor In Honor of Linda Etter Anonymous In Memory of Sherman Funk Ruth Freedman Mary Krieger Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Brigitte Maassen Bill and Jan Maxbauer Lori and Jeff Zupan 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 Cynthia Greenspan Lori and Jeff Zupan With Love and Thanks to His Wife Phyllis for 50 Years of Love and Happiness David Herzig Celebrating the Marriage of Bob Gates and Julie (Hepler) Gates Leah and Tim Adams Rod and Robin Little Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Brigitte Maassen Tom and Mary Steffek Blaske Bill and Jan Maxbauer Beverley and Gerson Geltner Sally Rudisill J. Lawrence and Jacqueline Jean Teifer Stearns Henkel Ruth and Scott Wade JosĂŠ and Paloma Jalife Lori and Jeff Zupan Arie and Rachel Lipsky In Loving Memory of Robert B. Ingling: Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend; He enjoyed music every day of his life Michael and Anna Canning Barb and Bob Elenbaas Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Graybiel Virginia Ingling Gary and Leann Marriot and Hope Carbone Laurie and Terry McIntyre and Family In Memory of Robert B. Ingling on his 87th Birthday Virginia Ingling
In Loving Remembrance of Charlotte Knost Klinke – Mom and Friend Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske Bethany and Bill Klinke In Appreciation of Arie’s Artistic Leadership Sylvia Funk David and Phyllis Herzig In appreciation of Maestro Lipsky’s bravery in reaching Ann Arbor (for the Symphony’s November concert) in the face of a HEAVY storm (Superstorm Sandy) and of Mary Steffek Blaske’s efficient guidance to help him do so Charlotte Sundelson With Gratitude and Thanks to Arie Lipsky and Amit Peled Allyn and Sherri Kantor In Honor of Robin Little’s Significant Birthday Rod Little In Honor of Anton Nel Sherman and Sylvia Funk In Commemoration of Their Silver Anniversary Bernard and Lisa Puroll In Memory of Charles A. Reynolds Charlotte A. Wolfe With Happy Memories of Naubinway Ruby Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske In Honor of Randy Rudisill Christine Friesen In Honor of Her Amazing Daughter, Jessica Jo-Ann Socha 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 Corliss and Jerry Rosenberg
In Honor of Mary Steffek Blaske’s Birthday Arie and Rachel Lipsky
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 Miranda Straka’s Premier Performance with the A2SO Sylvia Funk In Honor of Charlotte Sundelson Laurel Gutterman Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart David and Lisa Sundelson In Honor of Charlotte Sundelson’s Birthday Arie and Rachel Lipsky In Loving Memory of Joyce McMaster Theobald Ann and Brent Hollenbeck In Memory of Paul Tucker, Jr. Evelyn Tucker, Kendall Tucker, Ralph, Kendrah, Evan, Camille and Gabrielle Hardin In Belated Honor of the Birth of the Lovely Adelyn (Turck) Steve and Miriam Wolock In Honor of their 40th Anniversary and Their Love of Music Marilyn and Gerald Woolfolk To a Wonderful Friend, Sara Vandervoort Jack and Carol Weigel In Honor of Roy and Jo Ann Wetzel Jack and Carol Weigel In Honor of Lori Zupans’ 25h Anniversary with the A2SO Tim and Leah Adams J. Lawrence and Jacqueline Howard Ando and Jane Wilkinson Stearns Henkel Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske José and Paloma Jalife James and Christine Froehlich Brigitte Maassen Richard and Deborah Hendricks
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Mary Steffek Blaske
2013 Auction and Raffle Donors A&L Wine Castle Tim and Leah Adams Afternoon Delight Al Dente Ancestry.com Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Ann Arbor Fire Department Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Ann Arbor Therapeutic Massage Clinic Arbor Brewing Company Arbor Motion The Ark Autograph Pros, LLC Ayla & Co. Bagger Dave’s Victor Banta Photography Bar Louie Barton Hills Country Club Baxter’s Liquor and Wine Jack Beatty John Beilein / University of Michigan Basketball Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek
Betsy’s Photography Black Star Farms Tom and Mary Steffek Blaske Bodywise Therapeutic Massage BOYNE Brewed Awakenings Café Allison Brooks-Conrad Burnt Toast Inn Lloyd Carr Chateau Chantal Chelsea Antiques Chelsea Flower Shop City Pets Veterinary Clinic Coach Me Fit Common Grill Comerica Bank Mary-Margaret Cornish Coval Fitness & Sports Performance Creekside Bar & Grill Cumulus / WTKA Radio Dahlmann Properties Martha Darling and Gil Omenn Cindy DeHart Dessange Paris of Ann Arbor
Detroit Pistons / Palace of Auburn Hills Dog-O-Mat 2 Heather Dombey Designs D. Brad Dyke Kim and Darlene Eagle The Earle Elixir Vitae Coffee and Tea English Gardens James and Christine Froehlich Jim Fuester Sylvia Funk Bob and Julie Gates Gene Butman Ford Gold Bond Cleaners Barbara Gomez Google / David McCann Steve Gross, Premier Auctions Chris Grapentine Great Harvest Bread Co. Greektown Casino Scott Hartley Health and Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College Denise Held, RN Debby Hendricks John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche Brady Hoke / University of Michigan Football Ann and Brent Hollenbeck Housekeeping Associates Betty Hu Christopher A. Jablonski Photography Paloma and José Jalife Demond Johnson / A2 Fitness Professionals Beth Jordan Jordan Lovell Picture Framing
Bill and Bethany Klinke L. Mawby Winery Laky’s Salon Lewis Jewelers Lily Grace Cosmetics Rod and Robin Little Logan, An American Restaurant Mani Osteria Linda Marshall Lodi Farms MGM Grand Detroit Brigitte Maassen Mercy’s Restaurant Metzger’s Restaurant / Charlie Moore Timothy Michling on behalf of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Musicians Michigan Theater Foundation Stephen Miller and Michael Wasilewski Mojo in the Morning Morgan & York Virginia Murphy Next Level Vacations Gabriel Nuñez and Eloisa Guerrero Olive Garden Pacific Rim Restaurant Paesano’s Paragon Sight & Sound Sumer and Mickey Pek Steven and Julie Pierce Alan and Renee Birnbaum Plona John and Sally Pollock Purple Rose Theatre Co. Putterz RPM Ventures Sneha Reddy Red Hawk Bar & Grill Relax Station
Hearts for the Arts (cont.) Kris Reutter Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Roger Monk’s Sally Rudisill Rep. David E. Rutledge Saline Area Players Sava & Company Schakolad Chocolate Factory Kevin J. Schmidt, DDS Seva Restaurant Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Sidetrack Bar and Grill Dave Siefkes Alida Silverman Greg Sobran Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork / Brian M. Truskowski Jean Teifer Tobacco Rose Travis Pointe Country Club Michael Trottier Two Lads Winery
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance University of Michigan Survival Flight/Paul Straka Dr. Nancy Urquiola Sophie Verhaege Vinology Weber’s Inn Ron and Eileen Weiser The West End Grill Jane Wilkinson and Howard Ando Dr. Sarah Wilkinson, Life’s Journey Family Chiropractic Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum Yucatan Holidays Zap Zone Family Fun Centers Zingerman’s Community of Businesses Zulu Nyala, Trevor Shaw, Owner Lori Zupan