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MESSAGE FROM ROBERT MASSEY Dear Friends, Welcome to Whitney Hall. On behalf of all of the Louisville Orchestra musicians, administrative staff, and Board of Directors, I thank you for sharing this symphonic experience with us. This month, we welcome Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran to the podium in a performance featuring Richard Strauss’ epic Don Quixote. Louisville Orchestra principal cello, Nicholas Finch, performs the title role, with principal viola, Jack Griffin, serving as his faithful Sancho Panza. Joining this program of journey is Anna Clyne’s Night Ferry and Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt returns, joined by tenor Ben Gulley and the Louisville Youth Choir, for Holiday Pops! This concert is a seasonal tradition that is a must for the entire family. As we come to the end of another year, we express our deepest gratitude to those who make our performances possible. As ticket sales cover just one-third of the revenue needed to present our symphonic performances and music education programs, we rely on the generosity of our corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Thank you for keeping the Louisville Orchestra innovative, accessible, and of course, the most interesting on the planet. If you’ve yet to become a supporter, please consider making a tax-deductible gift by the end of the year. Your support will help us connect nearly 100,000 individuals, many of whom are school-aged children, to music. I wish you all a happy holiday season and the best in the new year. Enjoy the performance!
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B O B B E R N H A R D T, P R I N C I PA L P O P S C O N D U C TO R For nearly four decades, Bob Bernhardt has been a constant presence with the Louisville Orchestra. Starting in 1981 as Assistant Conductor, then as Associate Conductor, then as Principal Guest Conductor of Kentucky Opera and now in his 23rd season as Principal Pops Conductor, he continues to bring his unique combination of easy style, infectious enthusiasm, and wonderful musicianship to the city and orchestra he loves. Bernhardt is concurrently in his fifth season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan and Principal Pops Conductor and Music Director Emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, where he previously spent 19 seasons as Music Director, and is now in his 27th year with the company. He is also, since 2012, an Artist-in-Residence at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Previously, he was Music Director and conductor of the Amarillo Symphony, the Tucson Symphony, and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rochester Philharmonic. In the past decade, Bob has made his conducting debut with the Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and Santa Barbara
"...he continues to bring his unique combination of easy style, infectious enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship." Symphony, all of which were rewarded with return engagements. He has a continuing 13-year relationship with the Edmonton Symphony, conducting there several times each season, and as Festival Conductor for their Labor Day festival, Symphony Under the Sky. He made his debut with the Boston Pops in 1992 at the invitation of John Williams and has been a frequent guest there ever since. His professional opera career began with the Birmingham Civic Opera in 1979, two years before he joined the Louisville Orchestra. He worked with Kentucky Opera for 18 consecutive seasons, and with his own company in Chattanooga, he conducted dozens of fully staged productions in a genre he adores. Born in Rochester, New York, he holds a Masterâ€™s degree from the University of Southern Californiaâ€™s School of Music, where he studied with Daniel Lewis. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he was an Academic All-American baseball player. (While not all the research is in, Bernhardt believes that he is the only conductor in the history of music to be invited to spring training with the Kansas City Royals. After four days, they suggested to him a life in music.) His children, Alex and Charlotte, live in Seattle. He and his wife, Nora, live in Signal Mountain, Tenn.
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THE LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA, 2019-2020 Teddy Abrams, Music Director Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor
FIRST VIOLIN Gabriel Lefkowitz, Concertmaster Julia Noone, Assistant Concertmaster Katheryn S. Ohkubo Cheri Lyon Kelley Mrs. John H. Clay Chair
Stephen Taylor Scott Staidle Nancy Staidle Heather Thomas Patricia Fong-Edwards
Christina Hinton Allison Olsen Lindy Tsai Julia Preston
Bert Witzel, Principal* Patricia Docs Robert Docs Karl Olsen, Acting Assistant Principal Jarrett Fankhauser Chair, Endowed by the Paul Ogle Foundation Michael Chmilewski
Jon Gustely, Principal Edith S. and Barry Bingham, Jr. Chair Stephen Causey, Assistant Principal Diana Wade Morgen Gary and Sue Russell Chair
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TRUMPET Alexander Schwarz, Principal Leon Rapier Chair, Endowed by the Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra James Recktenwald, Assistant Principal Lynne A. Redgrave Chair Stacy Simpson, Interim
Robert Simonds, Principal* Kimberly Tichenor, Assistant Principal Devonie Freeman Maria Semes Andrea Daigle Charles Brestel James McFadden-Talbot Judy Pease Wilson Blaise Poth
Alexander Vvedenskiy, Principal Betty Arrasmith Chair, Endowed by the Association of the Louisville Orchestra Trevor Johnson
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Jennifer Shackleton Jonathan Mueller Virginia Kershner Schneider Viola Chair, Endowed in Honor of Emilie Strong Smith by an Anonymous Donor Meghan Casper
CELLO Nicholas Finch, Principal Lillian Pettitt, Assistant Principal Carole C. Birkhead Chair, Endowed by Dr. Ben M. Birkhead
Kathleen Karr, Principal Elaine Klein Chair
Jake Chabot Donald Gottlieb Philip M. Lanier Chair
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F E AT U R E D M U S I C I A N NICHOLAS FINCH, PRINCIPAL CELLO
Program music, on the other hand, tells a very specific story. Strauss prided himself on his ability to tell specific stories using instrumental music. He once told a friend, “Do you know what absolute music is? I don’t! I want to be able to depict in music a glass of beer so accurately that every listener can tell whether it is a Pilsner or Kulmbacher!” Strauss has come closer than any other composer to achieving this feat in his retelling of Don Quixote. In Miguel de Cervantes' fantastical tale, a gentleman from La Mancha, Spain, leaves his home (his head filled with tales of gallant knights from all the books he’s read), to go on a chivalrous quest for glory. That this quest is completely in his own mind as he loses grip on reality, with windmills and sheep suddenly becoming deadly enemies, is what makes the tale both comic and tragic. 8
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WHAT MAKES DON QUIXOTE unique in the cello repertoire is that it is explicitly “program music.” Most of the music that cellists perform with orchestra falls under the rubric of so-called “absolute music”– i.e. music that is abstract and non-representational. It does not tell a specific story – rather, it speaks to an abstract emotional experience. Audiences can choose to insert their own story on top of this if they wish, or otherwise they can simply bask in its cathartic qualities—qualities that are often difficult to put into words. Instrumental music achieves this in ways other art forms cannot, which is what makes it singularly powerful among all art forms.
"I want to be able to depict in music a glass of beer so accurately that every listener can tell whether it is a Pilsner or Kulmbachner!" I'll never forget the first time I saw a live performance of Don Quixote. It was in the fall of 2003, during my first semester as a student at Juilliard. The New York Philharmonic featured their principal cellist, Carter Brey as soloist. I was young and extremely insecure, and at that time I couldn't even fathom attempting such a daunting piece. How truly lucky I am to find myself, 16 years later, blessed with the opportunity to perform this astonishing work with the Louisville Orchestra.
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Night Ferry (20 min) Don Quixote, Op. 35 Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character (38 min) Nicholas Finch, cello | Jack Griffin, viola Introduction: "Don Quixote loses his sanity after reading novels about knights, and decides to become a knight-errant" Theme: "Don Quixote, knight of the sorrowful countenance" Maggiore: "Sancho Panza" I: Adventure with the Windmills II: Battle with the Sheep III: Dialogue between the Knight and the Squire IV: Procession of Religious Penitents V: Vigil at Night over a Suit of Armor VI: Meeting with Dulcinea VII: 'Flying' Journey through the Air VIII: Voyage on a Magical Vessel IX: Skirmish with two Mendicant Friars X: Battle with the Knight of the Moon Finale: "Coming to his senses again" – Death of Don Quixote
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The Hebrides, Op. 26 ("Fingal's Cave") (10 min) Night Ferry (20 min)
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Don Quixote, Op. 35 Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character (38 min) Nicholas Finch, cello | Jack Griffin, viola Introduction: "Don Quixote loses his sanity after reading novels about knights, and decides to become a knight-errant" Theme: "Don Quixote, knight of the sorrowful countenance" Maggiore: "Sancho Panza" I: Adventure with the Windmills II: Battle with the Sheep III: Dialogue between the Knight and the Squire IV: Procession of Religious Penitents V: Vigil at Night over a Suit of Armor VI: Meeting with Dulcinea VII: 'Flying' Journey through the Air VIII: Voyage on a Magical Vessel IX: Skirmish with two Mendicant Friars X: Battle with the Knight of the Moon Finale: "Coming to his senses again" – Death of Don Quixote
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F E AT U R E D M U S I C I A N VINAY PARAMESWARAN, GUEST CONDUCTOR
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VINAY PARAMESWARAN is in his third season as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. In this role, he leads the Orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. He also serves as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. In the summer of 2019, Mr. Parameswaran made his classical subscription debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival in a program of Ives, Bernstein, and Rachmaninoff. He also led The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on an acclaimed European tour that included a performance at the Musikverein in Vienna. In the 2018-19 season, Parameswaran made his debut with the Detroit Symphony and he returned to the Vermont Symphony. Recent guest engagements have included debuts with 12
Mr. Parameswaran came to Cleveland following three seasons as associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony (2014-2017), where he led over 150 performances. In the summer of 2017, he was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. During the 2016-17 season, Mr. Parameswaran made his subscription debut with the Nashville Symphony conducting works by Gabriella Smith, Grieg, and Prokofiev. In addition to his concert work, Mr. Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater. He also assisted with Opera Philadelphia's presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco. He is the conductor on the album Two x Four featuring the Curtis 20/21 ensemble alongside violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, featuring works by Bach, David Ludwig, Philip Glass, and Anna Clyne. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Parameswaran holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and political science from Brown University. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.
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Since performing as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 18, cellist NICHOLAS FINCH has established himself as an artist of great depth and diversity, performing a wide variety of repertoire both within and beyond the classical genre. In April of 2019, Finch premiered three new cello concerti written for him with the NouLou Chamber Players, written by composers Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, Alyssa Weinberg, and Dorian Wallace. He performed all three in one concert, and will record them during the 2020-2021 season for his debut recording with that ensemble. Mr. Finch was appointed Principal Cellist of the Louisville Orchestra during the 2013-2014 season by music director Teddy Abrams, During that same season, he also appeared numerous times with the elite Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry, touring to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Illinois. He is featured on two recordings with 14
A Far Cry – Dreams and Prayers, which received a Grammy nomination in 2015, and The Law of Mosaics, which was selected by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross as one of his top CD picks. He has also appeared numerous times with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City, performing chamber music with top artists such as Alexander Kobrin, Stefan Milenkovich, Vadim Gluzman, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Zlatomir Fung, and numerous others. 2019-2020 performance highlights, in addition to his concerti commissioning debut CD, include repeat appearances at the Manchester and Lake George Music Festivals, appearing as soloist in Strauss' Don Quixote with the Louisville Orchestra, a complete cycle of the Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano with pianist Andrew Staupe, and his professional debut in a new role as a conductor with the Louisville Orchestra in March of 2020. He will also conduct a program of Brahms and Mozart with the Louisville Civic Orchestra in April 2020. Mr. Finch has collaborated with some of the most prominent artists of today, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Sarah Chang, pianist Joyce Yang, conductor Keith Lockhart, the Argento New Music Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary
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F E AT U R E D M U S I C I A N Ensemble, and composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Osvaldo Golijov, Andrew Norman, Bright Sheng, and many more. Performances have taken him to the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Bostonâ€™s Symphony Hall, Spectrum in New York City, and Alice Tully Hall. He has made concerto appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the NouLou Chamber Players, the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Civic Orchestra, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Civic Orchestra. A native of Boston, Mr. Finch began his cello studies at the age of 12. He attended Harvard, Juilliard, the University of Michigan, and the Mannes College of Music, studying the cello with Harvey Shapiro, David Soyer, Richard
Aaron, and Marcy Rosen. He attended the Aspen Music Festival and School for six summers, three of which he performed as the solo cellist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Mr. Finch was previously a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, during which time he made appearances as principal and assistant principal cello. Finch has recently pursued studies as a conductor, studying with Markand Thakar and Kenneth Kiesler. Finch currently splits his residence between Louisville and New York City. For more information on Finch's debut recording, including latest updates and how to get involved in helping make it come to life, please visit nicholasfinch.com/recording/.
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Virginia Schneider. He continued his studies at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a student of Donald McInnes and later earned his Master’s degree from Indiana University. He has appeared as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra on numerous occasions. When not practicing his viola, Jack takes part in lots of different adventures. Besides being a licensed pilot, he is also a certified scuba diver, real estate broker, administers the “Louisville Orchestra Viola Section” Facebook page (Why not like us?) and has completed 14 marathons. In addition, he spends his spare time maintaining the multiple real estate properties he owns.
Louisville native and lifelong resident JACK GRIFFIN has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra viola section since 1976 and has served as Principal Violist since 1984. He has been a participant in the Aspen Music Festival as well as the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. As the owner of Commonwealth Musicians, he also serves as a contractor of musical groups for weddings and other events. He received his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Louisville as a student of former Principal Violist 16
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P R O G R A M N OT E S DON QUIXOTE + OTHER JOURNEYS November 22, 2019, 11AM • November 23, 2019, 8PM by Laurie Shulman ©2019 | First North American Serial Rights Only
ONE-MINUTE NOTES Mendelssohn’s Hebrides overture celebrates Scotland’s wild coastal beauty. The subtitle "Fingal’s Cave" comes from a structural seacoast hollow on the island of Staffa. Listen for the swirling power of the sea in this romantic movement. Anna Clyne is a visual artist as well as a composer. For Night Ferry, she created seven large panels each corresponding to about 3 minutes of her orchestral piece: a visual time line. Night Ferry’s segments
shift from dark and turbulent to more lucid and hypnotic, a parallel to manic/ depressive artists and composers of the past who inspired her. Richard Strauss based Don Quixote on the classic 16th-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes. This symphonic poem traces the misadventures of the idealistic, aging Spanish knight (the solo cello) and his trusty squire Sancho Panza (variously portrayed by solo viola, bass clarinet, and tuba). Strauss organizes the music as an introduction, variations, and an epilogue.
THE HEBRIDES, OP. 26 ("FINGAL'S CAVE"), FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Johannes Brahms once observed, "I would gladly give all I have written, to have composed something like The Hebrides overture." Brahms's assessment is certainly deserved. This paean to Scotland's rugged northern beauty is a masterpiece. Mendelssohn traveled to the British Isles for the first time in 1829, accompanied by his friend Karl Klingemann. Their journey included an August visit to the Hebrides Islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. The rocky beaches and dramatic seas made an enormous impression on the young composer.
Fingal's Cave, Scotland
Mendelssohn is said to have jotted down the opening B-minor theme upon first seeing Fingal's Cave, a remarkable structure hollowed out by the sea on the isle of Staffa. The grotto has a series of columns balanced in symmetry almost as if an architect had designed them. Discovered in 1772, Fingal's Cave was still a relatively new wonder of the world
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P R O G R A M N OT E S when Mendelssohn and Klingemann visited. The cave lent its name as the overture's alternate title. The music is full of surprises, beginning with the swirling power of the opening theme. As music evocative of the sea, The Hebrides influenced Wagner (The Flying Dutchman), Smetana (The Moldau), and Debussy (La mer). Mendelssohn’s gift for orchestration is superbly in evidence — for example, in the rich sound of the cellos to announce the glorious second theme, and the delicate snippets from the winds in the development section. Mendelssohn reserves a final surprise for the closing measures, where a quiet postscript from clarinet and flute reminds us, through an allusion to the opening theme, that the sea is eternal.
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NIGHT FERRY ANNA CLYNE (B.1980) Not yet 40, Brooklyn, N.Y.based Anna Clyne has already served as composer-inresidence for the Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and l’Orchestre National d’Île-de-France. She currently teaches at Mannes/The New School in Manhattan, and stays busy fulfilling commissions. The current season includes Clyne premieres by l’Orchestre National de Lyon, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Calidore String Quartet. She completed her first composition at age 11, subsequently pursuing formal music study at the University of Edinburgh. Clyne also earned a Master’s in Composition from the Manhattan
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School of Music. Her teachers included Marina Adamia, Marjan Mozetich and Julia Wolfe. Night Ferry was a direct product of her Chicago Symphony residency. She explains its background and title in her composer’s note, which is excerpted below. "I come to ferry you hence across the tide To endless night, fierce fires and shramming cold.” — Dante “To those who by the dint of glass and vapour, Discover stars, and sail in the wind’s eye.” — Byron Night Ferry is music of voyages, from stormy darkness to enchanted worlds. It is music of the conjurer and setter of tides, the guide through the "ungovernable and dangerous."
Exploring a winding path between explosive turbulent chaoticism and chamber lyricism, this piece weaves many threads of ideas and imagery. The title, Night Ferry, comes from a passage in Seamus Heaney’s “Elegy for Robert Lowell,” an American poet who suffered from manic depression. In its essence, [my] Night Ferry is a sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental and emotional states. I decided to try a new process in creating this work — simultaneously painting the music, whilst writing it. On my wall, I taped seven large canvasses, side-by-side, horizontally, each divided into three subsections. This became my visual timeline for the duration of the music. In correlation to composing the music, I painted from left to right, moving forward through time. I painted a section then composed a section, and vice versa, intertwining the two in the creative process.
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P R O G R A M N OT E S The process of unraveling the music visually helped to spark ideas for musical motifs, development, orchestration, and, in particular, structure. Similarly, the music would also give direction to color, texture and form. Upon the canvas I layered paint, charcoal, pencil, pen, ribbon, gauze, snippets of text from Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” fragments of Gustav Doré’s illustrations for this wonderfully evocative poem, and a selection of quotes from artists afflicted with, and blessed by, this fascinating illness [bipolar disorder]. The first text written on the canvas, to the far left side, in the bottom left corner reads “from a slow and powerful root… somewhere on the sea floor”. These are a couple of lines, quoted out of order, from Rumi’s poem, “Where Everything is Music,” in translation by Coleman Barks. His words unite the profound depth, power and parallels of nature and the human existence, as conveyed in Heaney’s image of Lowell as a “Night Ferry.” “We have fallen into the place where everything is music… This singing art is sea foam.
The graceful movements come from a pearl somewhere on the ocean floor. Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge of driftwood along the beach, wanting! They derive from a slow and powerful root that we can't see.” —- Anna Clyne DON QUIXOTE, OP. 35 RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949) The novel is the literary genre that dominates our bestseller lists. From Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Umberto Eco to Danielle Steel, Sue Grafton, and Joyce Carol Oates, there is something for everybody in the fiction section. It appears that the novel has always been with us, or at least around for a long time. As early as our high school English classes, we were reading Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, and John
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P R O G R A M N OT E S Steinbeck, and perhaps Flaubert and Tolstoi in translation. Novels have a relatively young history in comparison to other literary genres, however, with nowhere near the longevity of plays or poems, both of which can trace their lineage to ancient times. The “invention” of the novel is generally credited to the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), who is still regarded as the most important figure in Spanish literature. Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote, deals with the misadventures of an aging, idealistic knight who seeks adventures inspired by his excessive readings of fashionable romantic tales. In our culture, the story is best known through Mitch Leigh’s Broadway
adaptation in 1965 as Man of La Mancha. The novel has attracted many composers, notably Weber, Donizetti, Massenet and Falla. It found its most eloquent admirer, however, in Germany’s Richard Strauss. By the time Strauss first started thinking about Don Quixote in October 1896, he was a well-established composer who had already completed a number of successful tone poems. He worked on Don Quixote simultaneously with Ein Heldenleben, thinking of that work as his hero-piece, and the hapless Spanish knight as his anti-hero. Don Quixote is singular in its combination of the solo element with vivid pictorial musical writing. Strauss’ form is indicated in his subtitle, ‘Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character.’ Consisting
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P R O G R A M N OT E S of an introduction, ten variations and an epilogue, Don Quixote is a hybrid of orchestral variations, symphonic poem, and concerto. The work has two protagonists, plus the love interest Dulcinea. The cello assumes the title role, and dominates the musical narrative. A solo viola illustrates the knight’s more practical squire, Sancho Panza. (Occasionally tuba and bass clarinet also depict Sancho Panza.) And, in variation VI, the part of the peasant girl Dulcinea is allotted to solo violin. Their actions and interactions drive the music. Thus Don Quixote cannot be neatly categorized with Strauss’ other symphonic poems, even those also rooted in literature. Strauss re-ordered Cervantes’ vivid scenes to suit his musical needs. The basic content of Don Quixote’s and Sancho Panza’s adventures furnished him with rich material. After a “once upon a time” introduction, the variations proceed thus: I: Adventure with the Windmills II: Battle with the Sheep III: Dialogue between the Knight and the Squire IV: Procession of Religious Penitents V: Vigil at Night over a Suit of Armor VI: Meeting with Dulcinea VII: 'Flying' Journey through the Air VIII: Voyage on a Magical Vessel IX: Skirmish with two Mendicant Friars X: Battle with the Knight of the Moon In the most notorious variation, the battle with the sheep, Strauss is taking a swipe at ignorant listeners. His instrumental ‘bleating’ created quite a stir at the 1898 premiere. In the ‘flying
"Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote, deals with the misadventures of an aging, idealistic knight who seeks adventures inspired by his excessive readings of fashionable romantic tales." journey’ variation, his use of wind machine, flutter-tonguing in the flutes, snap pizzicato, and harp glissandi was quite innovative. At the end of the piece, the Don returns home, abandoning his pursuit of adventure in favor of a peaceful death.
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HOLIDAY POPS Saturday, November 30, 2019 • 8PM The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall Bob Bernhardt, conductor Ben Gulley, tenor | Louisville Youth Choir | Terri E. Foster, chorusmaster Leroy ANDERSON John RUTTER George WYLE/Eddie POLA (Arr. Hayes) Irving BERLIN (Arr. Moss) Jule STYNE/Sammy CAHN (Arr. Hayes) Lucas RICHMAN John WILLIAMS Alan SILVESTRI (Arr. Brubaker)
Christmas Festival Star Carol Louisville Youth Choir It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Ben Gulley, tenor White Christmas Ben Gulley, tenor Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Ben Gulley, tenor Hanukkah Festival Overture “Somewhere in My Memory” from Home Alone Louisville Youth Choir Suite from The Polar Express
INTERMISSION (20 minutes) Dick SMITH/ Felix BERNARD (Arr. Hermann) Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
Gloria Shayne BAKER/ Noël REGNEY (Arr. Simeone) Adolphe ADAM (Arr. Goeller) Alan SILVESTRI / Glen BALLARD Leroy ANDERSON John FINNEGAN
Winter Wonderland Three Selections from The Nutcracker Overture Trepak Waltz of the Flowers Do You Hear What I Hear? Louisville Youth Choir O Holy Night Ben Gulley, tenor God Bless Us Everyone! Ben Gulley + Louisville Youth Choir Sleigh Ride Christmas Singalong
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POPS ARTISTS BEN GULLEY, TENOR The American operatic tenor, BEN GULLEY, has been hailed as "an outstanding tenor” (Opera News) ... “startlingly-gifted” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Mr. Gulley's career is burgeoning with lead and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, concert work, film work, nationwide touring, and prestigious appearances abroad. Career highlights in the past two seasons include performing with Opera San Luis Obispo as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, a return to Sarasota Opera as Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco with Maestro Victor DeRenzi, and as a soloist in Mahler’s 8th Symphony with South Dakota Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony Beethoven VS Coldplay, Christmas Pops concerts with Jacksonville Symphony, premiering Sarasota Opera's new recital series, a return to The Lyric Opera of Kansas City for their Opera Ball and the start of his next solo National Recital Tour presented by Live On Stage, to name a few. Additional highlights saw Mr. Gulley’s company debuts with Hamburg Staatsoper where he covered Enée in Les Troyens under Maestro Kent Nagano, Sarasota Opera starring as Pedro in Tiefland with Maestro David Neely, with Opera Idaho where he debuted as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Maestro Andy Anderson, Chautauqua Opera as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut and Edgardo (cover) in Lucia di Lammermoor, Opera San Luis Obispo role debut as Tamino, debut in I Puratani as Arturo with Minnesota Concert Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera as the fourth Jew in Salome (his first HD broadcast), Borsa in the Lyric 26
Opera of Kansas City's Rigoletto and as The Peasant in La fille du Regiment. Mr. Gulley made his Carnegie Hall debut with The American Symphony as the tenor soloist in Haydn's Mass in Time of War. Gulley also made his role debut as Enée in Les Troyens under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano in San Francisco, as Radames in Aida with Opera San Luis Obispo, starred in the rave-reviewed Bernstein's Broadway at MTH, symphonic debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Washburn Symphony. He was also the featured artist with The U.S. Army Band, the Canadian National Bagpipes, and the U.S. Presidential Old Guard at Estes Park, among multiple symphonic concerts, gala performances and solo concert work throughout the season. Mr. Gulley's wildly successful first solo 70 city national recital tour in conjunction with the commercial release of his debut solo album of original music, In Between (available on every major music distribution channel), starring in MTH's rave-reviewed “An Evening with Cole Porter,” included international appearances in Berlin, Germany, and Napoli, Italy. Mr. Gulley was a member of the SONY/BMG Masterworks recording group The American Tenors 20102014 and the 2011-2012 National Tour through LiveOnStage. He has been twice featured on the PBS nationally televised Memorial Day event "Celebration at the Station" with the Kansas City Symphony under the baton of Michael Stern.
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L O U I S V I L L E YO U T H C H O I R Terri E. Foster, Executive/Artistic Director
The Louisville Youth Choir, artists in residence at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, was founded in 1967 by Italio Taranta, a former Professor of Music and Choral Conductor at the University of Louisville School of Music, supported by Robert Whitney, former Dean of the University of Louisville School of Music and Melvin Dickinson, Conductor of the Louisville Bach Society. During its over 50 years of service to the community, the Choir has flourished. The Louisville Youth Choir has been heard throughout Europe and North America including performances at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Dom in Salzburg, Votivkirche in Vienna, Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe as well as Chicago, IL, Colorado Springs, CO and Windsor and Toronto, Ontario.
Now in its fifty-third season, the organization is home to eight ensembles. The choir is comprised of singers in the K through 12 th grades in seven ensembles: Primary Singers, Chorale, Cantare, Aria Choir, Bel Canto, Chamber Choir and LYC Ambassadors. Lascito Coro (Legacy Choir) is an all-female alumni choir that has a summer concert season. As a community based organization, LYC draws children and youth from throughout metropolitan Louisville, six surrounding KY counties and southern Indiana. Its repertoire includes music of many styles and cultures, including major classic and modern works with orchestra and soloists. LYC offers a choral music experience unique in the region, including arts education outreach in area schools and community centers. Enrollment for LYC is year-round.
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LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA 2019-2020 BOARD of DIRECTORS Mr. John P. Malloy, Chair Mr. Lee Kirkwood, Chair-Elect Mr. James S. Welch, Jr., Immediate Past Chair Mrs. Ritu Furlan, Treasurer + Mr. Timothy L. Peace, Secretary + Mr. Andrew Fleischman, General Council + Mr. Bruce Roth, Governance, Committee Chair +
The Honorable Jerry Abramson Mrs. Carole Birkhead* Mrs. Christina Brown Mr. Christopher Coffman Mr. Christopher Doane Mrs. Kendra Foster + Mr. Bert Griffin Mrs. Paula Harshaw Mrs. Carol Hebel*+ Ms. Wendy Hyland Mrs. Ingrid Johnson Mr. Scott Justice Mr. Brian Kane Mrs. Beth Keyes Mr. Don Kohler, Jr. Mrs. Bella Portaro-Kueber Mrs. Karen Lawrence Mr. Joseph Miller
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Nathaniel Koch, Executive Assistant
Jennifer Baughman, Learning and Community Coordinator
Robert Massey, Chief Executive Officer
ARTISTIC OPERATIONS Matthew Feldman, Director of Artistic Operations Adrienne Hinkebein, Orchestra Personnel Manager Alissa Brody, Artistic Coordinator and Assistant to the Music Director
Blake-Anthony Johnson, Director of Learning and Community
Joanne Caridis, Director of Individual Giving Courtney Glenny, Director of Corporate Partnerships Carla Givan Motes, Director of Patron Services
Jake Cunningham, Operations Manager
Edward W. Schadt, Director of Leadership Giving
Bill Polk, Stage Manager
Michelle Winters, Director of Marketing
Chris Skyles, Librarian
Kevin Brost, Patron Service Assistant
Stephen Koller, Graphic Design Manager Taylor Morgan, Patron Advancement Manager Heather O’Mara, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Shane Wood, Patron Systems Manager
Tonya McSorley, Chief Financial Officer CaSandra Zabenco, Controller Cheri Reinbold, Staff Accountant Kim Davidson, Receptionist / Accounts Payable Clerk Angela Pike, Receptionist
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Eats The restaurants below are certified and recommended by Audience as premium places for pre-show dinner, drinks or mingling. Let them know we sent you! Area of Town
Repeal Oak-Fired Steakhouse
101 West Main St.
New steakhouse worth trying and great location.
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
325 West Main St. (Galt House Hotel)
Premium steaks & seafood
Bristol Bar & Grille
614 West Main St.
Wide variety of local favorites
140 N. 4th St. (Galt House Hotel)
Casual Southern Contemporary
2437 Brownsboro Rd.
Premium steaks since 1958
2730 Frankfort Ave.
Fine Northern Italian cuisine
1007 Bardstown Rd.
High-end Southern fate & cocktails
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LOUISVILLE’S WATERFRONT GARDENS TO MERGE ART, NATURE FOR “3-D” EXPERIENCE Waterfront Botanical Gardens Staff
THE QUESTION counts among the more common ones Kasey Maier encounters when talking to people about Waterfront Botanical Gardens. I don’t really care much about plants, the inquiry goes. Why would I come? Maier, president of the Gardens and a leader of the development of the new Louisville landmark since 2013, has a ready answer. The Louisville Ballet & CirqueLouis
“I say, ‘would you come to hear the orchestra? Would you come to see the ballet perform? Or to see a dramatic performance or visual art?’” 36
This usually does the trick and gives Maier, a Louisville native, another opportunity to share her love of arts culture, our city, nature and her plan to orchestrate them into the kind of experience she describes as “3-D.” “As a leader of this project, plants are extremely important to me,” she said in a recent phone interview, wedged into a calendar packed with pre-opening tasks. “They are No. 1. However, it’s a more in-depth experience, a more meaningful experience, if you’re surrounded by art at the same time.” She credits her love of the arts to the exposure provided by long-ago grade school field trips when she and her fellow students were taken on a bus downtown for performances. A U D I E N C E
“I still have the love for the orchestra today because I did that as I child. Same with the ballet. I still support the ballet.” Maier has already taken advantage of the opportunity to crosspollinate. Each of the five annual Prelude events so far has featured the Louisville Ballet. Teddy Abrams has performed at two. So has Louisville musical prodigy Ben Sollee.
“The Botanical Gardens is first of all a cultural asset for Louisville. People who support the arts understand the importance of culture in the city,” she said. “I see Waterfront Botanical Gardens as fitting into that matrix of cultural assets for Louisville.” Visit waterfrontgardens.org for more information.
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ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair accessible seating at The Kentucky Center is available on every seating and parking level, as well as ticket counters and personal conveniences at appropriate heights. Infrared hearing devices are available to provide hearing amplification for patrons with hearing disabilities in all spaces of The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre, including meeting spaces. Audio Description is available for selected performances for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Caption Theater is available for selected performances as a service for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please make reservations for services at the time you purchase your ticket through the Box Office to ensure the best seating location for the service requested. Call (502) 566-5111 (V), (502) 566-5140 (TTY) or email email@example.com for more information about the range of accessibility options we offer, or to receive this information in an alternate format.
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