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FIRST VIOLIN Gabriel Lefkowitz, Concertmaster Fanny and Charles Horner Concertmaster Chair Julia Noone, Assistant Concertmaster National City Bank Chair Katheryn S. Ohkubo Cheri Lyon Kelley Mrs. John H. Clay Chair Stephen Taylor Clayton Pusateri Chair, Endowed by Joe and Vickie Pusateri Scott Staidle Nancy Staidle Heather Thomas Patricia Fong-Edwards Maria Semes Second Violin Robert Simonds, Principal Claire and Lee Lenkoff Chair Kimberly Tichenor, Assistant Principal Devonie Freeman Mary Catherine Klan Violin Chair, Endowed by Chase Elisa Spalding Andrea Daigle Charles Brestel Patricia Ann Jenkins Endowed Chair James McFadden-Talbot Judy Pease Wilson Blaise Poth Viola Jack Griffin, Principal Aegon Chair Evan Vicic, Assistant Principal Jacqueline R. and Theodore S. Rosky Chair Clara Markham Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hebel, Jr. Chair 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 Thomas Mattingly and Anita Grenough Abell Memorial Chair Joseph Caruso, Assistant Principal Carole C. Birkhead Chair, Endowed by Dr. Ben M. Birkhead Christina Hinton Dr. Edward Leo Callahan Chair Allison Olsen Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Chair, Endowed by Esther & Dr. David Shapiro Deborah Caruso Julia Preston Bass Bert Witzel, Principal Patricia Docs Robert Docs Karl Olsen, Acting Assistant Principal Jarrett Fankhauser Chair, Endowed by the Paul Ogle Foundation Michael Chmilewski Flute Kathleen Karr, Principal Elaine Klein Chair Jake Chabot Donald Gottlieb Philip M. Lanier Chair Piccolo Donald Gottlieb Alvis R. Hambrick Chair Oboe Alexander Vvedenskiy, Principal Betty Arrasmith Chair, Endowed by the Association of the Louisville Orchestra Trevor Johnson, Assistant Principal Edgar J. Hinson III Chair Jennifer Potochnic † ENGLISH HORN Trevor Johnson Clarinet Andrea Levine, Principal Brown-Forman Corp. Chair Robert Walker Ernest Gross Kate H. and Julian P. Van Winkle, Jr. Chair A U D I E N C E
Bass Clarinet Ernest Gross General Dillman A. Rash Chair Bassoon Matthew Karr, Principal Paul D. McDowell Chair Christopher Reid † Horn Jon Gustely, Principal Edith S. and Barry Bingham, Jr. Chair Stephen Causey, Assistant Principal Diana Wade Morgen Gary and Sue Russell Chair Bruce Heim † Trumpet Open, Principal Leon Rapier Chair, Endowed by the Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra James Recktenwald, Assistant Principal Lynne A. Redgrave Chair Daniel Kassteen* Stacy Simpson, Interim
Trombone Donna Parkes, Principal PNC Bank, Kentucky, Inc. Chair Brett Shuster † Bass Trombone J. Bryan Heath Tuba Andrew Doub, Principal Timpani James Rago, Principal Mr. and Mrs. Warwick Dudley Musson Principal Timpani Chair Percussion John Pedroja, Principal Mark Tate † Harp Mary Julian Rapier, Principal The Humana Foundation Chair KEYBOARD Grace Baugh-Bennett † Margaret S. Comstock Piano Chair †Auxiliary musician *On leave
Teddy Abrams Music Director An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is the widely-acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director of the Britt Festival Orchestra. An advocate for the power of music, Abrams has fostered inter-disciplinary collaborations with organizations such as the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library. His rap-opera, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, premiered in 2017, celebrating Louisville’s hometown hero. Teddy makes his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in the 2018–19 season in a program built around a commission by Lera Auerbach, and he appears with the Utah, Wichita, Eugene and Elgin Symphonies. He celebrated Leonard Bernstein’s centenary with an all-Bernstein program at the Kennedy Center on what would have been his 100th birthday. Recent guest conducting highlights include engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the San Francisco, Houston, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Colorado and Phoenix Symphonies; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the Florida Orchestra. He recently conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Time for Three for a PBS special.. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2012 to 2014. From 2008 to 2011, Abrams was the Conducting Fellow and Assistant Conductor of the New World Symphony (NWS). He has conducted the NWS in Miami Beach, in Washington, D.C. and at Carnegie Hall, and recently returned to conduct the NWS on subscription concert with Joshua Bell as soloist. An accomplished pianist and clarinetist,
Abrams has appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras—including playconducting the Ravel Piano Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony—and has performed chamber music with the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, Time for Three and John Adams, in addition to annual appearances at the Olympic Music Festival. Abrams was a protégé of Michael Tilson Thomas from the age of eleven, and studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller and Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions. Abrams is also an award-winning composer and a passionate educator. His 2009 Education Concerts with the New World Symphony (featuring the world premiere of one of Abrams’ own orchestral works) were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida. Abrams has performed as a keyboardist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the 2007 Aspen Composition Contest, and was the Assistant Conductor of the YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 2009. He has held residencies at the La Mortella music festival in Ischia, Italy, and at the American Academy in Berlin. Teddy was a proud member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for seven seasons and graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a bachelor of music, having studied piano with Paul Hersh.
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BOB BERNHARDT Principal Pops Conductor This season, Bob Bernhardt begins his 37th consecutive year with the Louisville Orchestra as Assistant Conductor, then as Associate Conductor, then Principal Guest Conductor of Kentucky Opera, and is now in his 22nd season as Principal Pops Conductor. For nearly four decades, he’s been a constant presence with the LO and continues to bring his unique combination of easy style, infectious enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship to the city and orchestra he loves. Bernhardt is concurrently Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan and Principal Pops Conductor and Music Director Emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. He previously spent 19 seasons as Music Director and is now in his 26th year with the company. He is also an Artist-in-Residence at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Previously, he was Music Director and conductor of the Amarillo Symphony and the Tucson Symphony, and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rochester Philharmonic. In the past decade, Bernhardt has made his conducting debuts 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 Symphony, all of which were rewarded with return engagements. He has a continuing thirteen-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. Recently, he returned to the podiums in Vail, Boston, Nashville, Detroit, Edmonton, Florida, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Santa Barbara, Portland, Louisiana and Rochester; made his debut with the Utah Symphony and Calgary Philharmonic; and will conduct the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa for his first time this season. His professional opera career began with the Birmingham Opera in 1979, two years before he joined the Louisville Orchestra. He worked with Kentucky Opera for 18 consecutive seasons; and with Chattanooga Opera, he conducted dozens of fully staged productions in a genre he adores. Born in Rochester, New York, he holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California’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 two children, Alex and Charlotte, live in Seattle. He and his wife, Nora, live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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MUSICIAN HIGHLIGHT Matthew Karr Principal Bassoon
As a child, I was surrounded by music. My mother, Annora Sue Karr, was a professional soprano. She frequently gave recitals in the Toledo Museum of Art and sang solos with the Toledo Symphony. My father, Samuel, played the French horn. There were professional musicians in our home quite frequently. So it was only natural that my younger brothers and I took up instruments. My parents started me on the piano, but I fell in love with the clarinet. I showed enough aptitude that my high school band director suggested (forced) me to switch over to the bassoon. I learned to play the bassoon, fell in love with it, and entered the Oberlin Conservatory in 1974. While I was studying music at Oberlin, I heard about a fabulous art history professor there and began enrolling in his courses. He was incredibly passionate about his subject, and his students became completely absorbed. First I studied Italian Renaissance Art, then Northern Italian Art, Modern Art and an entire semester on Van Gogh. I accumulated enough credits to accidentally graduate with a minor in Art History. I love working with my hands. My father had a basement workshop in our family home. I enjoyed spending time with him doing home repair and some basic construction. I didnâ€™t realize that someday I would become excited by design and, ultimately, furniture design. I enjoy building furniture that is functional but also simple and elegant. My brother Joel is an architect, so the design bug must be in our family DNA. Iâ€™m very lucky. I get to sit in the middle of a glorious, enormous, breathing organism: a symphony orchestra. Iâ€™ve learned to live and breathe with Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Stravinsky in my veins. I get to play in the Louisville Orchestra with my wife, Kathy Karr, too. It has been an honor to have the opportunity to work with these talented musicians and serve our community for almost 40 years. My music-making is so fleeting, moving, spiritual, and then suddenly disappearing into memory. But my furniture-building is permanent, solid, a legacy. I enjoy a wonderful balance: the inanimate and the animate. 8
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Teddy Abrams, Music Director Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor
COFFEE SERIES Friday, January 25, 2019 • 11 a.m. The Kentucky Center • Whitney Hall
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Art + Music Teddy Abrams, conductor • Mariam Eqbal, Josh Azzarella, Jace Stovall, Ron Schildknecht, Ricardo Mondragon, Charles Rivera, Anthony Schrag, KyCAD artists
Program No Intermission
George Frideric Handel “Alla Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite No. 2 Mariam Eqbal, artist Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, (“Rhenish”) IV. Feierlich Josh Azzarella, artist Igor Stravinsky “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird (1919) Jace Stovall, artist Maurice Ravel “The Fairy Garden” from Mother Goose Ron Schildknecht, artist Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, + Celesta IV. Allegro molto Ricardo Mondragon, artist Charles Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Ed. Sinclair Three Places in New England Charles Rivera, artist
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Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Orch. Ravel Anthony Schrag, artist Promenade Gnomus (The Gnome) Promenade Il Vecchio Castello (The Old Castle) Promenade Tuileries (Dispute between children at play) Promenade Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells The Market at Limoges The Hut on Fowlâ€™s Legs (Baba-Yaga) The Great Gate at Kiev
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Teddy Abrams, Music Director Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor
CLASSICS SERIES Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center • Whitney Hall
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Art + Music Teddy Abrams, conductor • Mariam Eqbal, Josh Azzarella, Jace Stovall, Ron Schildknecht, Ricardo Mondragon, Charles Rivera, Taria Camerino, Anthony Schrag – KyCAD artists
Program George Frideric Handel “Alla Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite No. 2 Mariam Eqbal, artist Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, (“Rhenish”) IV. Feierlich Josh Azzarella, artist Igor Stravinsky “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird (1919) Jace Stovall, artist Maurice Ravel “The Fairy Garden” from Mother Goose Ron Schildknecht, artist Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, + Celesta IV. Allegro molto Ricardo Mondragon, artist Charles Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Ed. Sinclair Three Places in New England Charles Rivera, artist Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Taria Camerino, artist
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Intermission Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Orch. Ravel Anthony Schrag, artist Promenade Gnomus (The Gnome) Promenade Il Vecchio Castello (The Old Castle) Promenade Tuileries (Dispute between children at play) Bydlo (The Ox-Cart) Promenade Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells “Samuel” Goldenberg and “Schmuyle” Promenade The Market at Limoges The Catacombs, Sepulchrum Romanum (Roman Burial Place) Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua (With the Dead in a Dead Language) The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga) The Great Gate at Kiev Additional support provided by the Rev. Alfred R. Shands III.
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Top L – R: Charles Rivera, Ricardo Mondragon, Moira Scott Payne (KyCAD president), Teddy Abrams, Anthony Schrag, Ron Schildknecht Front L – R: Jace Stovall, Mariam Equbal, Lori Larusso (curator and project manager), Hannah Goodwin (assisting Ron Schildknecht), Josh Azzarella A U D I E N C E
M a r ia m E q b a l , K y CAD Mariam Eqbal (b. 1977) is a PakistaniAmerican artist working with drawing, illustration, performance, animation, video and sound. Eqbal’s work has been screened and exhibited across the United States and internationally, including Great Britain, Columbia, the Netherlands, India and Canada, as well as in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogota, Columbia
(2017), and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virgina (2015). Eqbal is a part-time faculty in the Department of Arts and Humanities at the University of Richmond in Richmond Virgina, and an Affiliate Graduate Faculty for the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also teaches animation in the Department of Kinetic Imaging.
J o s h A z z a r e l l a , K y CAD Josh Azzarella (b. 1978, Ohio) creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness—which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic. Azzarella was the recipient of the 2006 Emerging Artist Award and related solo exhibition from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT). He has previously shown at the California
Museum of Photography (CA), University Art Museum, Long Beach (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Kavi Gupta Gallery (IL), Academie der Kunste (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (CA), Mississippi State University (MS), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) and DCKT Gallery (NY). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), the San Diego Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Margulies Collection (FL), Western Bridge (WA) and JP Morgan Chase (NY).
J ac e S to va l l , K y CAD Jace Stovall is a visual artist who is living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. Their work focuses on asexuality, identity and intimacy, and how all of these things play into our everyday lives and interactions. Stovall had their Senior Thesis work—a video and fabric installation titled “a spACE”—displayed in the Kentucky College of Art + Design’s 849 Great Space 14
in 2018; had two different series of work displayed in the Sensate: Do you feel me? Exhibition at ARTxFM in 2017; and has shown work at Louisville’s Speed Cinema in 2016 and 2017. Jace Stoval received their BFA in Studio Art with an emplasis in illustration in 2018.
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R o n S c h i l d kn e c h t , K y CAD Ron Schildknecht is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and instructor working in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Working in both dramatic and documentary form, his films—The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster, My Porcelain Past, Borderlines, Heavens Above and Muggs & Toast—have received awards at numerous film festivals across the country. Schildknecht recently presented his multichannel film exhibition, Fragments of a German American Mind, at the 849 Gallery at Kentucky College of Art & Design at Spalding University. He is a two-time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in
Media Arts from the Kentucky Arts Council and received his M.F.A .in writing from Spalding University in 2012. Schildknecht has taught at the University of Louisville, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Louisville Visual Art Association, Governor’s School for the Arts, Speed Art Museum and the Moving Image Academy. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Spalding University, where he also teaches screenwriting for Spalding’s BFA in Creative Writing program and film production for the MFA in Writing program.
R ica r d o M o n d r a g o n , K y CAD Ricardo Mondragon is an artist and music composer born and reared in Mexico City (1984). Mondragon graduated with a Post-Baccalaureate of Arts in Music Composition at Columbia College Chicago. Topics of his work include harmonic content, frequency information, waveform generation, color and light. When waves
are traveling they create beautiful patterns that resonate to a new form of sensorial experience as well as materializing the subject matter. Mondragon currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he runs two studios where installations, prints, silkscreen paintings and sculpture fabrication are realized.
C h a r l e s R i v e r a , K y CAD Charles Rivera is a sound artist, composer and musician. He studied at The New School in New York City and has performed with Godspeed You Black Emperor, David Wax Museum, Orchestra Enigmatic, Pleasure Boys and more. He currently leads the groups MINEcONTROL and Stook. Charles has performed at SxSW, World Cafe at NPR, Gasparilla Music
Festival and KMAC, among others. His compositions and arrangements have been featured at Bernheim Forest as part of SONICBernheim, The Speed Art Museum, Dreamland, Parsons School of Design and The People’s Garden in Brooklyn. He lives and teaches in Louisville, Kentucky.
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T a r ia C a m e r in o , K y CAD Chef Taria Camerino has lived a life made entirely of taste. With a self-described addiction to spices she has practiced her trade across the globe, studying, teaching and cooking. Camerino is also a gastoral synaesthete (someone for whom sound, color, and textures draw up the sensation of taste), who has dedicated her life’s work to engaging methods of communication that share her unique observations in ways that others can digest. In much in the same way some synaesthetes see specific colors
when they hear musical notes, Camerino’s synesthesia enjoins her to use the vocabulary of flavors to express her expertise, and this medium proves to be her greatest resource for collecting, distilling, and feeding back familiarity. Having worked closely with contemporary art galleries, like the Tate Modern as well as being a member of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists and Scientists (IASAS) she is well adept at communicating the essential of how we taste.
A n t h o n y S c h r a g , K y CAD Anthony Schrag was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the Middle East, UK, Canada, and is currently based in Scotland. He is a practicing artist and researcher who has worked nationally and internationally, including residencies in Iceland, USA, Canada, Pakistan, Finland, The Netherlands and South Africa, among others. He works in a participatory manner, and central to his practice is a discussion about the place of art in a social context. His practice-based Ph.D., completed in 2016, explored the relationship between artists, institutions and the public, looking specifically at a productive nature of conflict within
institutionally supported participatory/ public art projects. He doesn’t do many exhibitions because he is conflicted about ‘objects’ and is afraid of the permanence they suggest. Rather, he develops ephemeral events that respond to specific situations. Schrag has been the recipient of numerous awards, including The Hope Scot Trust, Creative Scotland, British Council, the Dewar Arts Award, the 2011 Standpoint Futures: Public residency award, as well as a Henry Moore Artist Fellowship. In 2015, he walked 2638 km from the north of Scotland to the Venice Biennale to explore the place of participatory artworks within the public realm.
T h e K e n t u ck y C o l l e g e The Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD) is the only four-year independent college of art and design in the Commonwealth. With approval from the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education to award a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, KyCAD is now designing its future and creating exciting
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new goals to be a college that sees the city of Louisville as its campus. KyCAD welcomed its first class of students in January of 2019 and is currently accepting applications for the fall. For enrollment information or to make a donation to help further the education of KyCAD students, visit www.KyCAD.org
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P r o g r a m N ot e s George Frideric Handel “Alla Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite No. 2 George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) was born in Halle, Germany, to a prominent court barber-surgeon. In spite of his father’s desire that young George pursue a career in civil law, George was instead drawn to music. After a brief stint studying law at Halle University, George traveled to the city of Hamburg, where he scraped by as a violinist for the local opera house and composed his first opera, Almira (1705). After working as a musician in Italy and Germany, Handel traveled to London with his patron, the future King George I. In 1717, Handel composed Water Music from a request by King George to have a concert on the River Thames. Collected into a trio of suites of short pieces for orchestra, the work performed today, “Alla Hornpipe,” features the brass instruments and is a jaunty, lively dance that ends the second suite. Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Rhenish”), Mvt. 4 Feierlich Robert Schumann (1810–1856) was born in Zwickau, Germany, the youngest of five children. Young Schumann began studying piano at age six and was composing by age seven. As a teenager, Schumann was influenced by a
number of poet-philosophers, including Goethe, Schiller, Byron and Jean Paul Richter. His musical influences were Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert. He became an influential composer and music critic of the Romantic era. After years of struggle to establish himself in the musical life of Leipzig and then Dresden, Schumann ultimately was appointed music director of the orchestra in Dusseldorf in 1850 and was promised a comfortable living. Though the city was 400 miles from his native Saxony, Schumann took his family, and the move ushered in a short but productive time for the musician. He wrote a new symphony for his adopted Rhineland (hence the nickname “Rhenish”). Written in five movements, the full symphony offers the composer’s images of the beautiful Rhine River. We hear the third movement, a gentle, sunny interlude often described as a romance. Igor Stravinsky “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird (1919) Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and started studying music at a young age. And though both parents appreciated music, they wanted their son to study law. In 1901, Stravinsky studied at the University of Saint Petersburg but attended few classes. Instead, he studied and stayed with renowned composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Stravinsky eventually graduated in 1906 but, after that, he concentrated on music. In 1909,
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Stravinsky’s compositions were heard by ballet producer Sergei Diaghilev, who commissioned Stravinsky for some orchestrations of music that would become Les Sylphides and a full ballet, The Firebird. In addition to Stravinsky, Diaghilev recruited choreographer Michel Fokine, designer Léon Bakst and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The team worked to prepare The Firebird for the June 25, 1910, premiere as part of the new Ballets Russes season in Paris. The result was a smashing success that thrust the 28-year-old composer and the rest of the creative team into the Paris limelight. The Firebird is based on Russian fairy tales, blending the stories of the Firebird and Kaschei, the Immortal. In the traditional telling, Prince Ivan finds an enchanted garden, where he sees and captures the Firebird. The two make an agreement that Ivan will free the magical creature for a pledge of aid and protection. Ivan then encounters thirteen princesses who are enslaved by the wizard Kaschei. Bravely Ivan faces off with the wizard to secure his princess in marriage. As Kaschei orders his magic creatures to turn Ivan to stone, adding him to the collections of all the travelers who have encountered the wizard, the Firebird comes to Ivan’s aid, enchanting the creatures into the “Infernal Dance,” which eventually puts them to sleep. The Firebird directs Ivan to smash an enormous egg that contains and protects Kaschei’s soul, which robs the wizard of his power and his life. Thus all the bewitched creatures are freed and Ivan marries his princess to great rejoicing.
Maurice Ravel “The Fairy Garden” from Mother Goose Joseph Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) was born in the Basque town Ciboure, France, near the Spanish border and the family moved to Paris when Ravel was three months old. Ravel was musically gifted and studied piano and composition. Ravel attended the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Gabriel Fauré and André Gedalge, though he was expelled and readmitted on more than one occasion. (He finally gave up in 1903 and did not officially graduate.) Between 1910 and World War I, at the same time Stravinsky was working on The Firebird with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, Ravel composed and had premieres in 1912 of three ballets, including Mother Goose, Adélaïde ou le langage des fleurs and Daphnis et Chloé for that same company. Originally a suite of five pieces for piano, Mother Goose displays Ravel’s love of children. Throughout his life, he created games, toys and stories for the children in his circle (though he never had any of his own). The grace and innocence of the original piano works are reflected in the magic of the ballet, which features music and characters from “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tom Thumb” and “Prince Charming.” The “Fairy Garden” portrays Prince Charming’s visit to an enchanted garden to awaken Sleeping Beauty as the day breaks. As his success and influence with the public grew, Ravel championed other contemporary French composers as well as American composers like Aaron Copland and George Anthiel. And even though his compositional output slowed greatly after the end of World War I, Ravel continued
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his collaboration with Ballet Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev with La Valse, orchestrated Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, composed his final opera L’enfant et les sortilèges, and ended the 1920s with Boléro. His final major works were two piano concertos, before Ravel’s health declined throughout the 1930s and he died on December 28, 1937. Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, + Celesta, Mvt. 4 Allegro molto Béla Bartók (1881–1945) was born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary, in March 1881. Like Strauss and Stravinsky, Bartók showed musical aptitude at an early age. He eventually studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest, where he met Zoltán Kodály. The two would become life-long friends and both would collect and champion native Hungarian folk music. During this period, the works of Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy influenced Bartók’s own compositions. In 1907, Bartók taught piano at the Royal Academy and toured Europe as a pianist. The following year Bartók and Kodály set out to collect and research Magyar folk melodies (much like Franz Liszt had done in his era). This interest in native folk music aligned with a nationalistic sensibility in Hungary at the time. Both composers would incorporate elements of this music into their own compositions. Bartók did not limit his influences to purely Hungarian folk music, as he was also inspired by Bulgarian and Romanian folk music. Bartók married in 1909 and wrote his A U D I E N C E
opera Bluebeard’s Castle in 1911. After World War I, he wrote the ballet The Miraculous Mandarin that was influenced by Stravinsky. The 1920s and 1930s saw maturation in Bartók’s compositional style. In 1936, Swiss conductor Paul Sacher, a champion of new music, commissioned Bartók to compose a work for the 10th anniversary of Sacher’s Basle Chamber Orchestra. Completed in 10 weeks, the result was Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta (1936), and it became one of Bartók’s finest and best-known works with not only unusual instrumentation but a specific layout for the orchestra: two string orchestras separated by the percussion. The strings often play antiphonally (responsive alternation between two groups), to create the desired sonic effect. Bartók died in New York City on September 26, 1945, from complications from leukemia. Charles Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Three Places in New England Charles Ives (1874– 1954) was born in Danbury, Connecticut. His father, George, was a musician/ band leader and encouraged his son’s musical experimentations. And while George hoped his son would become a concert pianist, Charles gravitated towards the organ, and by age 14, he was the youngest salaried organist in Connecticut. He moved to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1893 to attend Hopkins Grammar School in preparation for attending Yale the following year. While at Yale, Charles received a thorough education in harmony, counterpoint, form, history and 20
orchestration. Ives graduated in 1898 and, while most composers might have gone to Europe for further study, Ives gave up his steady gig at Center Church as their organist and decided to go to New York for a $15/week clerk job with Mutual Life Insurance Company. But Ives didn’t let his “day job” interfere with his music and continued to play organ for two prominent New York churches as well as compose. This period included his Symphony No. 2, a piece that would herald a uniquely American sound and portent the works of future American composer Aaron Copland. In 1902, Ives was weary of juggling two jobs and left his church organist position; he would never hold another formal music position. His next compositions delved into Ives’ more experimental nature; these compositions included his Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting), Four Ragtime Dances, Central Park in the Dark and The Unanswered Question. These compositions, as with so many of Ives’ works, were so far ahead of their time that they did not receive much attention until well after the composer’s death. Ives’ most mature works were composed in the pre- and early WWIperiod, including Three Places in New England (1914), the symphony Holidays (1913), a majority of his massive Symphony No. 4 (1910–1924), among others. “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” is the third movement of Three Places in New England and was inspired by a stroll Charles and his new wife Harmony took while on their honeymoon. The beautiful Housatonic River flows throughout this evocative piece as we hear fog on swirling waters and the sound of distant music at a church on the hill.
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Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881) was born in Karevo (about 250 miles south of St. Petersburg), Russia, into an aristocratic family with an impressive family line. Mussorgsky’s mother, a trained pianist, was his first piano teacher and at age 10, he and his brother began attending a series of elite schools. After graduating, Mussorgsky continued in the family tradition of military service and joined the Preobrazhensky Guards. In 1856, the newly commissioned Mussorgsky was a duty officer at a military hospital, where he met a 22-year-old duty doctor named Alexander Borodin. Within the next two years, Mussorgsky would meet several men who would come to influence his compositional life. Within a few months, Mussorgsky resigned his commission to devote himself to music and composition. In the summer of 1859, Mussorgsky moved to Moscow and was overwhelmed by the city; this experience seemed to spark a renewed love of the heritage and culture of Russia. Mussorgsky completed one of his best known works, Night on Bald Mountain, in 1867, but it was never performed during his lifetime. By 1873, his group of friends, known as “the Five,” had parted ways, leaving Mussorgsky to carry the nationalism banner.
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Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Modest Mussorgsky was born in Karevo, Russia, in 1839 and died in St. Petersburg in 1881. He composed Pictures at an Exhibition for solo piano in 1874. Ravel orchestrated the work in 1922, and this version was first performed in Paris the following year with Serge Koussevitzky conducting. The work is scored for 3 flutes, piccolo, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, alto saxophone, timpani, percussion, 2 harps, celeste and strings. One of Modest Mussorgsky’s closest friends was Victor Hartmann, an architect, designer and artist of great talent and even more promising potential. When Hartmann died suddenly of a heart attack at age 39, Mussorgsky was devastated. A retrospective of the artist’s works was organized shortly after his death, and Mussorgsky was deeply moved by what he saw there. A few weeks later, he began his own tribute to Hartmann, Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky composed a piano work of colossal proportions, so immensely difficult that performances are still quite rare. The piece is a collection of short movements, each representing one of Hartmann’s works, with a recurring “Promenade” that represents Mussorgsky strolling through the “gallery.” Many assume that all of the pictures described by the music had been on display at the Hartmann retrospective, but this is not so. Three of the pictures did hang there, but the rest Mussorgsky knew from having seen them at Hartmann’s home. Unfortunately, most of Hartmann’s art has been lost over the years; by the time 22
Ravel’s 1922 orchestration revived interest in his work, it was too late. The piece unfolds as follows: Promenade: A trumpet leads as we enter the exhibition. Mussorgsky said that the uneven eleven-beat phrase in this music represented his own “unusual physiognomy.” Gnomus: This is Hartmann’s design for a wooden nutcracker in the shape of a gnome. Il Vecchio Castello: A painting of an unknown Italian castle, with a lute-playing troubadour included to provide a sense of scale. One of Ravel’s many brilliant strokes was assigning the troubadour’s lugubrious song to the alto saxophone. Tuileries: A watercolor showing children at play in a corner of the famous Parisian garden. Bydlo: “Bydlo” is the Polish word for “cattle.” The painting was a watercolor of oxen pulling a peasant cart with enormous wooden wheels. Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells: A sketch of a child’s ballet costume in the shape of an egg, with the wearer’s head and limbs poking out through holes. “Samuel” Goldenburg and “Schmuyle”: These portraits of two Polish Jews—one rich, one poor—were drawings owned by Mussorgsky himself. The quotation marks around the Yiddish name “Schmuyle” and its Germanized derivative “Samuel” seem to indicate that two different sides of the same personality were being described, neither of which was particularly pleasant. The Marketplace at Limoges: This was Hartmann’s drawing of the cathedral at Limoges, but Mussorgsky depicted the banter of the market women in the picture’s foreground. Catacombae, Sepulchrum Romanum: “Roman Burial Place.” This drawing showed Hartmann himself studying a pile of skulls in the catacomb by the light of a lantern. Con Mortuis in Lingua Mortua: “With the Dead in a Dead Language.” This is a
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continuation of the previous piece. Mussorgsky wrote in the score: “The creative spirit of the departed Hartmann leads me to the skulls, calls out to them, and the skulls begin to glow dimly from within.” The Hut on Fowl’s Legs: Hartmann’s drawing was a design for a clock in the shape of Baba Yaga’s hut, which stood on chicken feet. Baba Yaga was a cannibalistic witch of Russian folklore; Mussorgsky depicts her wild ride through the sky in the giant mortar she used to grind up the bones of her victims. The Great Gate of Kiev: Hartmann once entered a design competition for a commemorative gate. A drawing that survives shows that Hartmann’s entry was a weighty structure with a cupola in the shape of a Slavonic helmet and enormous columns that appeared as if they had sunk deeply into the ground. The gate was never built.
Pictures at an Exhibition has been orchestrated more than a half-dozen times—the piano score fairly cries out for it—but by far the most popular version has been Ravel’s. When Serge Koussevitzky commissioned the project, Ravel was pleased, for he had been suffering the composer’s equivalent of “writer’s block” and he hoped that the job would free his creative logjam. That was not to be, but Ravel’s brilliant work here has performed a great service to posterity: Pictures at an Exhibition has gone from a rarity to a concert hall staple. Russian composers always seem to have had a flair for colorful orchestration, and Mussorgsky surely did. To his credit, Ravel’s work does not make Pictures sound like a piece by Ravel, but instead it is a superb recreation of how it might have been realized by Mussorgsky himself.
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Teddy Abrams, Music Director Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor
POPS SERIES Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center • Whitney Hall
The Midtown Men Bob Bernhardt, conductor Christian Hoff • Michael Longoria • Daniel Reichard • J. Robert Spencer
There will be one 20-minute intermission during this performance.
Support for this concert is provided by Greg and Hollis Weishar.
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T h e M i d to w n M e n The Midtown Men Tenth Anniversary Tour reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Launched in 2010 from their three-year rocket ride together bringing to life the sound story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Broadway’s breakout vocal sensation is widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the 1960s. Together, they have played over 850 concerts across North America, Asia and Europe and have headlined over 35 major symphonies, including The National Symphony and repeat engagements with The Boston Pops. Highlighted with their own high-octane arrangements, slick moves and one-of-akind repartee, their all-new concert features even more iconic ’60s music from The Beatles, The Beach Boys,
Chicago, Elvis, The Temptations, The Four Seasons and more! Television audiences across the nation have caught The Midtown Men’s concert specials, appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Chew, Katie and Access Hollywood. They have multiple musical releases: their debut Sixties Hits followed by Live In Concert and two holiday singles, the brand new Little Saint Nick and All Alone On Christmas, which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and Springsteen’s E Street Band. Thanks to ’60s radio icon Cousin Brucie championing The Midtown Men sound, their relationship with SiriusXM listeners across the globe has cemented them alongside some of the original greats they emulate in the cornerstone of iconic ’60s pop music itself.
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T h e a t r e S e r v ic e s Courtesy • As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, please turn off all audible message systems. Those who expect emergency calls, please check your beepers at the main lobby coat check and report your seat location to the attendant. • The emergency phone number to leave with babysitters or message centers is (502) 562-0128. Be sure to leave your theater and seat number for easy location. • Binoculars are now for rent in the lobby for select performances. Rental is $5 per binocular. An ID must be left as a deposit. • Cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the theaters. • Latecomers will be seated at appropriate breaks in the program, as established by each performing group. Please be considerate of your fellow audience members during performances. Please remain seated after the performance until the lights are brought up. • Children should be able to sit in a seat quietly throughout the performance. • To properly enforce fire codes, everyone attending an event, regardless of age, must have a ticket. 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. 30
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