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Welcome to the 2011-2012 Concert Season About the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras .................................................5 Message from the Music Director ...................................................................................7 Message from the Executive Director .............................................................................7 Cheri Collins, Conductor, American Youth String Ensemble.....................................8 Roster: American Youth String Ensemble......................................................................11 J.D. Anderson, Conductor, American Youth Concert Orchestra ...............................14 Roster: American Youth Concert Orchestra..................................................................16 Today’s Program: Suite Meditations ................................................................................21 Program Notes ...................................................................................................................22 Board of Directors .............................................................................................................27 Artistic Staff........................................................................................................................29 Administrative Staff ..........................................................................................................33 Volunteer Staff....................................................................................................................33 Supporting AYPO..............................................................................................................35 Index of Program Advertisers..........................................................................................40

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About the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras The mission of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO) is to provide the highest quality musical experience that allows our students to grow as musicians and individuals, who then contribute to our nation’s cultural landscape, as they become future artistic and community leaders. Recognized as one of the leading orchestral training programs in the nation, AYPO provides competitive world-class training and performance opportunities for young musicians up to 21 years of age. With a nationally recognized artistic staff led by Music Director Daniel Spalding, a dedicated professional staff, and a host of volunteers, AYPO annually selects and trains over 400 of the most talented young musicians from throughout the Washington D.C. region. For 47 years, AYPO has delivered programs of the highest caliber to young musicians and audiences throughout the Washington metropolitan region, earning an unrivaled reputation for excellence and distinction. AYPO is the Youth Orchestra in Residence at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts and was selected by the 2011-2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “one of the best small nonprofits in the Greater Washington region.”

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Message from the Music Director The 2011-2012 season is upon us and I have to say that I am extremely excited. At 127 strong, we are going to have one of the largest, and without a doubt, one of the most talented Philharmonics in the organization’s history. The repertoire I have chosen will bring big challenges. The Sibelius First Symphony, Mark Adamo’s Four Angels, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka are not your usual youth orchestra repertoire, but I can guarantee that these wonderful works and the rest of our season’s programs will bring to you all unprecedented musical rewards. This is going to be a truly great experience. Best wishes always, Daniel Spalding

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Message from the Executive Director Concert Season Greetings! Our entire organization has a great season planned for you, from our String Ensemble right up through the Philharmonic. Until you take advantage of attending concerts presented by all of our orchestras, it is hard to understand the value of the entire program for our musicians. Please accept my special invitation to you this year to fully experience the excellence of AYPO. You will be glad that you did, and impressed with the unmistakable quality of the orchestras. I look forward to seeing you at all of our concerts this season… and thank you in advance for your support of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Jack Walton

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Cheri Collins

Conductor, American Youth String Ensemble Cheri Collins, D.A., graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she earned a Bachelor of Performance on Violin. While attending the Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship, she was one of two freshmen violinists chosen that year to study with the Russian-born violin professor, Raphael Bronstein. Bronstein began his teaching career in the United States in 1923 as an assistant to Leopold Auer, with whom he studied at the Petrograd (now Leningrad) Conservatory since the age of 12. Dr. Collins’ decision to attend the Manhattan School was based on this Cheri Collins, Conductor Photo by Steve Barrett opportunity. While attending the Manhattan School, she performed with the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Symposium, which debuted new compositions at both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. After graduation, Dr. Collins worked in São Paulo, Brazil, playing first violin in the São Paulo Symphony. Two months after her arrival, that symphony’s conductor asked her to teach 48 violin students, ages twelve and thirteen, at a music camp in the mountains of Campos do Jordão as part of a government-sponsored pilot program. This pilot program provided an opportunity to children from small towns to have group lessons, sectionals and an orchestral experience. Dr. Collins insists that it was this particular teaching experience (coupled with her inability to speak Portuguese) that defined and created her style of teaching and relating to young musicians. Because of her success that summer, the program was fully funded and incorporated as a permanent part of the music camp the following year. Dr. Collins played first violin with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Florida (formally the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony) from 1978 to 1984, and then moved to Northern Virginia to begin a varied and successful freelance career. Some highlights of her freelance years include performances with the American Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Opera, and the National Symphony Orchestra. She also performed as first violinist in the Canterbury String Quartet, and as a recording artist for National Geographic’s Discovery series. 8 ~ www.aypo.org


From 1990 to the present, Dr. Collins’ career has been focused on her passion for teaching. Since joining Fairfax County Public Schools, she completed a Masters in Conducting from George Mason University. She recently completed the Doctor of Arts program in Higher Education and Violin Performance at George Mason University. Her Dissertation, Connecting Science and the Musical Arts in Teaching Tone Quality: Integrating Helmholtz Motion and Master Violin Teachers’ Pedagogies, focused on the physics of the vibrating string and its relationship to tone production. Dr. Collins contributes to Ovation Press String Visions, an online resource center that aims to inform and inspire contemporary classical musicians through the latest news and discoveries. From 1993-2008, Dr. Collins’ orchestras received “Superior” ratings in District XII Orchestra Festivals. Her orchestra received the “1998 MegaFest Award” for the highestscoring orchestra over nine weekends, in the 1998 Virginia Beach and Toronto MegaFests, sponsored by North America Music Festivals. In 1999 and 2005 her orchestra received recognition for “Outstanding Performance by a Middle School Orchestra” from the Virginia Music Educators Association, at their association’s State conference. The Oakton High School Chamber Orchestra was invited to the 2008 Music for All National America Orchestra Festival; performing at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. The orchestra was invited to attend the National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, sponsored by the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Collins is in great demand as a string clinician and adjudicator, as well as to demonstrate the physics of tone-production. The 2011-2012 season marks Dr. Collins’ ninth year as conductor of the American Youth String Ensemble.

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2011-2012 American Youth String Ensemble violin i

Shannon Chu, Concertmaster, Longfellow MS Mabelle Young-Eun Park, Associate Concertmaster, Westbriar ES Alyssa Chetrick, Associate Concertmaster, Rachel Carson MS Amelia Bailey, Associate Concertmaster, Harmony MS Caroline Cascio, Holton-Arms School Sophy Cho, Rachel Carson MS Melody Flores, Greenbriar West ES Anne-Sophie Fratzscher, Holton-Arms School Justin Ghofrany, Algonkian ES Ryan Hanusik, Kent Gardens ES Minyoung Hwang, Churchill Road ES Emily Kassab, Waples Mill ES Jennifer Kim, Spring Hill ES Divya Kumaran, Westminster School David Lam, Homeschool Tyler LaPointe, Gunston MS Mia Lei, Nysmith School Joyce Liu, Hunters Woods ES Anna Love, Williamsburg MS Hallie Malina, Holton-Arms School Seon-Woo Na, Stone Hill MS Erling Nygard, Kilmer MS Daniel Park, Stone MS Gaia Sartorelii, Holton-Arms School Eric Su, Greenbriar West ES Michelle Xu, Louis Archer ES Katherine Yang, Willow Springs ES Zoe Ziebell, Milton Somers MS

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Grace Sambora, Co-Principal, Flint Hill School Michael Lee, Co-Principal, Canterbury Woods ES Melis Akinci, Spring Hill ES Daniel Kim, Frost MS Christina Allen, Lake Braddock SS Debbie Dong, Hunters Woods ES Aaron Grossman, Cooper MS Jean-Louis Guill, McNair ES Tashi Gyatso, Longfellow MS Yurie Hong, Rocky Run MS Annika Hsu, Louise Archer ES Dong Young Huh, Robinson SS Hyunsoo Im, Center Ridge ES Shara Jang, Freedom Hill ES Audrey Kim, Mercer MS Chaewon Kim, Greenbriar East ES Joo-Hyun Kim, Kent Gardens ES Joy Kim, Mosby Woods ES Kathleen Kim, Kilmer MS Dana Lhundup, Stenwood ES Renee Li, Hunters Woods ES Sarah Lim, Rocky Run MS

Emily Lu, Willow Springs ES Emily Lu, Longfellow MS Ellen McCarthy, Louise Archer ES Joo Young Ok, Lake Braddock SS Eileen Pi, Mantua ES Caleb Rivera, Homeschool Melody Su, Greenbriar West ES Nathan Syu, Bull Run ES Sophia Tomatz, Kilmer MS

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Alice Wang, Co-Principal, Rachel Carson MS Brian Anderson, Co-Principal, Kilmer MS Emilie Cheng, Rachel Carson MS Ariel Chien, Fox Mill ES Sarah Chung, Hunters Mill ES Alison Hau, River Bend MS TaeHyoung Jo, Greenbriar West ES Daniel Kim, Longfellow MS Kevin Le, Cooper MS Daniel Lee, Clearspring ELS Thomas Meldrum, Luther Jackson MS Dabin Yeo, Spring Hill ES Sungyeon Yoo, Longfellow MS

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Joseph Chong, Principal, Luther Jackson MS Madeleine Slack, Co-Assistant Principal, Holton-Arms School Kaylen Kang, Co-Assistant Principal, Rocky Run MS Sam Slack, Co-Assistant Principal, St. Albans School Lawry Boyer, Luther Jackson MS Lucas Burt, Oakton ES Albert Chen, Floris ES Hannah Cho, Greenbriar West ES Eugene Choo, Greenbriar West ES Kelvin Deng, Lake Braddock SS Nadia Jo, Churchill Road ES Andrew Kim, Canterbury Woods ES Timothy Kim, Rachel Carson MS Daniel Kweon, Rocky Run MS Jack Lankenau, Rachel Carson MS Gabrielle Li, Floris ES Rachel Li, Hunters Woods ES David Song, Hunters Woods ES

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Michael Baylock, Stone MS Anneliese King, Alice Deal MS Lawrence Hutfles, Lake Braddock SS

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J.D. Anderson

Conductor, American Youth Concert Orchestra 2011-2012 marks J. D. Anderson’s eleventh season with the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. A native of Vienna, Virginia, Mr. Anderson graduated from James Madison High School, where he performed under the baton of Carl J. Bianchi, conductor of the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra. While in high school, Mr. Anderson was a member of the Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra, the former name of the American Youth Philharmonic. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts degree in J.D. Anderson, Conductor Photo by Steve Barrett Educational Leadership and Policy studies from Virginia Tech. While at Illinois, Mr. Anderson was a member of the University’s trombone Choir, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. There, he studied trombone performance with Dr. Robert Gray and conducting with Thomas Wisniewski, James Keene, and Daniel Kohut. Mr. Anderson began his professional career teaching instrumental music in grades 5-12 in the Champaign, Illinois Unit #4 District Public Schools. Mr. Anderson returned to Virginia and served for 10 years as Music Department Chair and Director of Bands at Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia. At Longfellow, Mr. Anderson built a band program that became recognized as one of the finest in the United States. During his tenure, the Longfellow Symphonic Band received “superior” ratings at every contest and festival in which it appeared and was invited to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. Celebrating the lasting success of the Longfellow Symphonic Band, the John Philip Sousa Foundation presented Longfellow Middle School with the Sudler Silver Cup in 2000. The Sudler Cup, established in 1985, is recognized as the highest honor a middle school band can receive. In the 25 years since the first Sudler Cup was awarded, only 40 bands have been selected for this honor. Mr. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors for the National Band Association (NBA), the National Advisory Board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra 14 ~ www.aypo.org


Clinic, and the education committee for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Anderson has received numerous awards for his work including the NBA’s “Citation of Excellence,” Fairfax Symphony Education Award, Al and Winnie Hodgson Excellence in Teaching Award, and twice was selected as a finalist for the FCPS/Washington Post Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Anderson was selected national co-winner of the American School Band Directors’ Association’s Distinguished Band Director Award and has been presented with the Diploma of the Sudler Order of Merit from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

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Vijay Iyer, Co-Concertmaster, South Lakes HS Susie Lee, Co-Concertmaster, Lunsford MS Sean Lim, Co-Concertmaster, Longfellow MS Michael Shiu, Co-Concertmaster, River Bend MS Edward Chung, Rocky Run MS Angela He, Luther Jackson MS Seo Young Huh, Robinson SS Lisa Hwang, Centreville HS Samuel Kesting, Trinity Christian Ye Ji Kwon, McLean HS Jennifer Reid, Rachel Carson MS Andrea Sweet, Oak Hill Christian Travis Thein, St. Mary’s Alexandra Wilson, JEB Stuart HS Eleanor Wood, Trinity at Meadow View Kevin Zhou, Longfellow MS

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Elizabeth Hu, Co-Principal 2nd, Rachel Carson MS Sarah Slate, Co-Principal 2nd, Hunters Woods ES Jason Zou, Co-Principal 2nd, Oak View ES Katerina Banks, Seneca Ridge MS Jordan Bartel, Harmony MS Tiffany Cai, Rachel Carson MS Kenneth Chen, Kilmer MS Emily Cheng, Thoreau MS Hannah Chung, Oakton HS Joseph Hong, Centreville HS Sriram Iyer, TJHSST Sohee Kang, Rocky Run MS Donghyun (Curt) Kim, TJHSST Grace Kim, Rocky Run MS Ildoo Kim, TJHSST Heun Min, TJHSST Sun Woo (Sally) Min, McLean HS Joshua Pak, Liberty MS Steven Pyon, Longfellow MS Tobias Schneider, Falls Church HS Taresh Sethi, Glasgow MS Aparajita Sur, TJHSST Emily Sweet, Oak Hill Christian Cynthia Wang, Woodson HS Michael Wang, Rachel Carson MS James Wu, Herndon HS Diana Yi, Lake Braddock SS Michael You, Mark Twain MS Ashley Zhang, Longfellow MS

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Jay Do, Co-Principal, Hunters Woods ES Samuel Lee, Co-Principal, Rocky Run MS Maddy Croke, Holton-Arms Fudong Fan, Longfellow MS Isabel Ho, TJHSST Ji Ni Jeon, Woodson HS Sieun Lee, Kilmer MS Jung Woo (Stephan) Min, Longfellow MS Doyeon (Samantha) Park, Lake Braddock SS Hannah Park, Lunsford MS John Wilkes, TJHSST

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Hayun Chong, Co-Principal, Kilmer MS Seohee Im, Co-Principal, Centreville HS Evelyn Kang, Co-Principal, Belmont Ridge MS Christina Kim, Co-Principal, Patriot HS Elizabeth Kim, Co-Principal, Longfellow MS Eunwoo Bae, Briar Woods HS Katheryn Barnhart, Kilmer MS Chang-Min Hyon, Eastern MS Jisu Kim, Luther Jackson MS Charles Lee, Lake Braddock SS Julia Sung Kevin Syu, Centreville HS Crystal Williams, Centreville HS

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Min Joo (Deborah) Kang, Frost MS YoonJi Moon, TJHSST

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Simon Shi, Principal, Smart’s Mill MS Sam Burke, Assistant Principal, Yorktown HS Catherine Im, Frost MS Catherine Noh, Woodson HS

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Suite Meditations Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, Virginia

American Youth String Ensemble | Cheri Collins, Conductor Spata Jarrett Copland

Violet’s Tango “Meditation” from Serenade for Strings “Hoedown” from Rodeo

intermission American Youth Concert Orchestra | J.D. Anderson, Conductor Beethoven Bizet

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Program Notes DOUG SPATA, Violet’s Tango

Composer Doug Spata is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and, though he is a clarinetist by training, is best known for his works for string orchestra. He has also written many pieces for professional-level musicians including symphonies, chamber music, ballet scores, a Concerto for Orchestra and Tuba, and a three-act opera (for which he also penned the libretto). Violet’s Tango is a dark and whimsical dance for string orchestra featuring syncopated rhythms, chromatic notes and hooked bowings. Source: home.roadrunner.com/~dougspata

JACK JARRETT, Meditation

Jack Jarrett, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Florida, the Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University, respectively, as well as a diploma in opera conducting from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. Principal composition teachers have been Bernard Rogers, Bernhard Heiden, and Boris Blacher. From 1989–2001, Dr. Jarrett taught at Berklee College of Music, where he served as chair of the largest composition departments in the world. There he trained both traditional and film composers, and oversaw Berklee’s unique technology-based training programs in conducting, which incorporates software of his own design. Meditation is an exceptional lyrical work and hard to describe with words. It simply transcends what many consider to be beautiful. The engaging harmonies, slow development, and full breadth of expressive opportunities allow orchestras to achieve the highest levels of musicianship. Source: original score and fjhmusic.com

AARON COPLAND, Rodeo

Born November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York; died December 2, 1990, Tarrytown, New York Rodeo is a ballet score written by American composer Aaron Copland in 1942. It was originally created for a string orchestra but was later modified for a full symphony orchestra. The ballet consists of five sections: Buckaroo Holiday, Ranch House Party, Corral Nocturne, Saturday Night Waltz, and Hoe-Down. The symphonic version omits Ranch House Party, leaving the other sections relatively intact. The circumstances surrounding the composition of Rodeo led to it having a number of features that set it apart from other Copland compositions. Though many of Copland’s works incorporate traditional American folk tunes, Rodeo is unique in that it leaves them quite intact in the score, with very little alteration on the part of the composer. The well-known main theme of Hoe-Down is based on a unique version of the American folk song “Bonaparte’s Retreat,” played by Salyersville, Kentucky fiddler William Hamilton Stepp, which was recorded in 1937 by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. The Hoe-Down opens by vamping the first bar of the well-known folk tune, which will become a major theme of the section. After a reprisal of the Rodeo theme, the theme proper begins in the strings, as the horns play a simple counterpoint. Instead of building to a climax, this section segues into “McLeod’s Reel”, performed by various solo instruments, and Copland briefly introduces the Irish theme “Gilderoy” in the clarinet and oboe. Building toward the end, Copland reintroduces “Bonaparte’s Retreat” at in canon, before returning to the Rodeo theme which slows into the climactic kiss between the Cowgirl and the Wrangler. “Bonaparte’s Retreat” is then resumed by the full orchestra, which ends the piece with a grand fanfare.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, Egmont Overture

Born December 16, 1770, Bonn, Germany; died March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria Not only did Beethoven compose the most famous cycle of symphonies known to man, but he also penned some of the finest and most popular overtures in the orchestral repertoire. His incidental music – an overture plus eight sundry items – to Goethe’s tragic play Egmont was written in 1812, so it falls between the sixth and seventh symphonies. The overture is one of his most characteristic pieces as it is truly symphonic in nature, with its concentration on opposites creating an arresting drama. Like the earlier Coriolan Overture (1808), Egmont is essentially a character study – an early symphonic poem in all but name. Egmont was a Flemish Count who attempted to liberate his people but died “an honorable death” at the hands of the Spanish authorities. Count Egmont’s ideals of heroism and liberty would have appealed to Beethoven – especially as Vienna had been invaded for a second time by Napoleon’s armies in 1809. The theatrical music in Egmont is full of the revolutionary zeal that made the Fifth Symphony (1807) such a radical piece: thunderous timpani, blazing trumpets, snickering piccolo, and a plethora of vigorous sforzando accents. Following the intense but poignant slow introduction, the main Allegro is rich in incident – one prominent theme originating from the overture’s initial measures. At the end of the recapitulation there is a sudden silence, which signifies the moment of Egmont’s execution. The music rises once again for the heroic coda, a passage that Beethoven called the “Victory Symphony”. The inflammatory ardor of the closing pages reveals the essence of Beethoven’s spirit – a superhuman bold enough to defy tyranny. Program note copyright ©2004 Huw Edwards

GEORGES BIZET, L’arlesienne Suite No. 2

Born October 25, 1838, Paris, France; died June 3, 1875, Bougival, France The unparalleled success of Carmen (1875) will always overshadow his other operatic offerings. L’Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles) was composed in 1872, and was a collaborative venture with the writer Alphonse Daudet. The work—the usual melodramatic nonsense of unrequited love, attempted suicide, mistaken identity and brides being left at the altar—was a flop, because it is neither a play nor an opera. Bizet’s lavish “incidental music” was considered too heavy and “Wagnerian” and tended to distract from the confusing plot! Like many composers before him, Bizet made a Suite of numbers for the concert hall from a doomed theatrical score. Ernest Guiraud compiled the four-movement Second Suite from L’Arlésienne, after the composer’s tragic death at the age of just 36. “Pastorale” portrays rustic festivities; a brisker middle section divides its robust outer sections. “Intermezzo” is memorable for its inclusion of a saxophone solo, while the flute and harp—a favorite pairing of the French—come to the fore in the charming “Minuet”. The rousing “Farandole” makes for a great finish, though one can only wonder how Bizet could have left it out of his own Suite. The field drum plays an insistent rhythm and the orchestra adds layer upon layer in the sizzling closing pages. Program note copyright ©2000 Huw Edwards

ARAM KHACHATURIAN, Gayane Ballet Suite

Born June 6, 1903, Tiflis, Georgia; died May 1, 1978, Moscow, Russia Aram Khatchaturian was one of the most well-known and successful composers of the Soviet era. Virtually an untrained musician until the age of 19, he moved to Moscow to study cello and composition at the Gnesin Music Academy. He achieved widespread popularity both in Russia and the United States with his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and his ballet music. Gayane premiered at the Kirov Theatre on December 9, 1942 and it later received the Stalin Prize. Sabre Dance (a selection from the ballet) reached the popularity of a major hit song. His exotic tones, intense rhythmic patterns, and the drama of Amenian folk songs and dances are the predominate traits found in Khatchaturian’s music. -Bette J. Gawinski, 2004 Program notes gathered by Michelle Wallace

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The Shepherd School at Rice University offers preprofessional training for musicians, combining the intensity of a conservatory experience with the educational excellence of a renowned private university. Our illustrious faculty of artist-teachers dedicate themselves to the special talents and skills of each individual student. Dean of the Shepherd School of Music Robert Yekovich Faculty Violin Kenneth Goldsmith Paul Kantor Cho-Liang Lin Kathleen Winkler Viola James Dunham Ivo-Jan van der Werff Cello Norman Fischer Desmond Hoebig Brinton Averil Smith Double Bass Paul Ellison Timothy Pitts Flute Leone Buyse Oboe Robert Atherholt

Clarinet Richie Hawley Bassoon Benjamin Kamins Horn William VerMeulen Trumpet Marie Speziale Trombone Allen Barnhill Phillip Freeman Tuba David Kirk Percussion Richard Brown Harp Paula Page

Piano Brian Connelly Jeanne Kierman Fischer Sohyoung Park Jon Kimura Parker Robert Roux Dean Shank Virginia Weckstrom Organ Ken Cowan Voice Kathleen Kaun Stephen King Susanne Mentzer Opera Studies Richard Bado Debra Dickinson Susan Lorette Dunn

Conducting Hans Graf Thomas Jaber Larry Rachleff Composition and Theory Karim Al-Zand Anthony Brandt Shih-Hui Chen Arthur Gottschalk Pierre Jalbert Richard Lavenda Kurt Stallmann Musicology Walter Bailey Gregory Barnett Marcia Citron David Ferris Peter Loewen

Vocal Coaching Joseph Li Grant Loehnig

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Board of Directors Margaret Adams, President* Civic Leader

Linda Burke Fairfax County Public Schools

Michael Blakeslee, Past President* NAfME: National Association for Music Education

Jeanne M. Carr Educational Employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County

James Walters, Vice President Operations* Michael Colburn Air-Conditioning Heating, and Refrigeration U.S. Marine Band Institute Pam DeCandio Tim Hoechst, Vice President Finance* John Marshall Bank Agilex Grace Kwong William S. Hong, Secretary* Dominion Electric Supply Co., Inc. Institute for Defense Analyses Richard Moniuszko Larry Lu, Treasurer* Fairfax County Public Schools Open Concept Systems Lucille Pavco Robert Sollinger* Legal Consultant Gensler Patti Reid Filiberto Agusti, Legal Counsel* Civic Leader Steptoe & Johnson *Indicates member of Executive Committee

Honorary Board of Directors Luis Haza, Music Director Emeritus Margaret Makris, Civic Leader William McSweeny, Chevy Chase Bank Alma Powell, Chair, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Promise, Alliance for Youth Arturo Sandoval, Musician Norman Scribner, Artistic Director, Choral Arts Society of Washington Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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We believe in building strong communities.

GENSLER IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE AMERICAN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAS.

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Artistic Staff for biographies visit www.aypo.org/about-us Daniel Spalding

Music Director, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Carl J. Bianchi

Conductor, American Youth Symphonic Orchestra

J.D. Anderson

Conductor, American Youth Concert Orchestra

Cheri Collins

Conductor, American Youth String Ensemble

Doug Wallace

Director, American Youth Percussion Ensemble

Thomas Cupples

Assistant to the Music Director and AYP Brass Coach

Tsuna Sakamoto

Assistant to Conductor, American Youth Symphonic Orchestra

Michael Faulkner

Strings Coordinator, American Youth Concert Orchestra

Supplementary Artistic Staff Alexis Benard Elizabeth Blakeslee Zino Bogachek Karen Chisholm Glenn Dewey Jim Donahue Kristin Gilbert Aaron Goldman Daniel Kosko James Lee Alexandra Osborne Patty Plombon Elizabeth Roberts Kerri Shelfo Julia Sun Jane Stewart Nancy Thomas

Violin, freelance Harp, freelance Violin, Kennedy Center Opera House Orch. Cello, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax County Public Schools Bass, U.S. Marine Band Bass, freelance Cello, freelance Flute, National Symphony Orchestra Band Director, Fairfax County Public Schools Cello, National Symphony Orchestra Violin, freelance Viola, freelance Bassoon, Charlottesville Orchestra Bass, Fairfax County Public Schools Violin, freelance Violin, National Symphony Orchestra Viola, National Symphony Orchestra www.aypo.org ~ 29


FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Christopher Zimmerman | Music Director

2011-2012 Season OCT. 22, 2011 at 8 p.m. Alturas Duo, guitar, viola, and charango

NOV. 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. Yolanda Kondonassis, harp JAN. 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. JAN. 15, 2012 at 3 p.m.* Sergey Antonov, cello Alturas Duo

Yolanda Kondonassis

MARCH 17, 2012 at 8 p.m. MARCH 18, 2012 at 3 p.m.* Rick Rowley, piano MAY 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. Adam Golka, piano *Hylton Performing Arts Center

Sergey Antonov

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Visit us at www.pointcp.com

         2,3,4 and 5 week chamber music sessions for students age 11 to 17 Audition required

Prelude

- a one week camp for young chamber musicians

age 8 to 13 who are looking for a shorter overnight experience No Audition required

Jenny Beck, Executive Director 267-886-5359

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Bach and Einstein were seen eating lunch together. No one thought it was weird.

Conservatory of music + Liberal arts college

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Administrative Staff for biographies visit www.aypo.org/about-us Jack Walton, Executive Director Krysta Cihi, General Manager Pamela Daniels, Assistant General Manager Michelle Wallace, Education & Outreach Manager Bethany Thompson, Operations Manager Tomas Primeau, Stage Manager

Volunteer Staff Chief Music Librarian: Kevin Shea

Stage Crew: Katheryn Barnhart, Brian Ko, Susie Lee, Hannah Park, Nicholas Ritter, Jennifer Sung

American Youth Philharmonic (AYP)

Personnel Managers: Jennifer Lyons, Pamela Thornberry Librarians: Pamela McInnes (strings), Sally Harmon-Semple (other)

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra (AYSO)

Personnel Managers: Eleanor Hay, Ling Tang Librarians: Youngjoo Kim (strings), Cheryl Juneau (other)

American Youth Concert Orchestra (AYCO)

Personnel Managers: Ana Lim, Eva Ngai Schneider Librarians: Dionne Ding (strings), Marissa Thein (other)

American Youth String Ensemble (AYSE) Personnel Managers: Claire Hutfles, Kieth Flores Librarians: (violin), (low strings)

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Supporting AYPO Invest in our Youth! Make the Music Possible, Support AYPO! Each season AYPO receives many generous contributions to ensure that our orchestral program continues to thrive. Show your support of AYPO by making a tax-deductible contribution today. Your gift is an opportunity to invest in these young musicians and applaud their efforts. For more information, visit www.aypo.org.

sample ways your gift can be used: $100 $250 $500 $1,500 $2,500

Pays for one sectional coaching session with a professional musician Gives 25 children free admission to an AYP concert Partially underwrites tuition Scholarship for one musician Provides free private music lessons for 3 Music Buddies students Shared naming of one AYP concert

how do i make a contribution? AYPO accepts contributions through any of the following methods: t Personal Check (payable to AYPO) t Credit Card (online at www.aypo.org or by phone at 703-642-8051) t Appreciated Securities t United Way (8075) and Combined Federal Campaign (22502) t Grocery Card Program t In-Kind Contribution

questions? contact us at (703) 642-8051 or info@aypo.org AYPOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Directors support our program and they encourage you to do the same. 100% of the Board of Directors generously support AYPO this season!

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AYPO Endowment Thank you to all of our patrons who support the AYPO Endowment, a fund which serves the needs of our student musicians by: providing need-based scholarships to musicians who are accepted into an AYPO ensemble; supporting our core Community Outreach Programs including the Music Buddies Mentorship program; and ensuring AYPOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial future by supporting our core orchestral program. Contribute to the AYPO Endowment and ensure that the AYPO experience is available for generations of children to come! Ms. Margaret Makris Ms. Margaret Adams Mr. and Mrs. John A. Farris Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Hendricks

Where it all begins

Donate online: www.aypo.org

Bachelor of Music

Composition Guitar Keyboard Instruments Orchestral Instruments Voice

Office of Admission 800.899.SFCM admit@sfcm.edu

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Government, Foundation, and Corporate Giving platinum ($10,000+) Arts Council of Fairfax County National Endowment for the Arts Virginia Commission for the Arts bronze ($2,500+) The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts Washington Forrest Foundation

leadership ($1,000+) Burke & Herbert Bank Capital One Bank John Marshall Bank Target Violin House of Weaver

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Individual Giving

AYPO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of all of its donors. Listed below are those who pledged or contributed from July 1, 2011 through May 1, 2012 or made a gift through the 2010 United Way and Combined Federal Campaigns.

maestroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle ($10,000+) impresario ($5,000+)

Anonymous, Combined Federal Campaign*

virtuoso ($2,500+)

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr. Mrs. Geraldine Sherwood

benefactor ($1,000+) Ms. Margaret Adams Tom and Katy Cupples Ms. Pamela DeCandio Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hoechst Mr. Larry Lu Dr. and Mrs. James Slack Ms. Karen Sweet Mr. and Mrs. James Walters

patron ($500+)

Mr. Filiberto Agusti Ms. Linda Burke Mr. Jae Min Chong Mr. Rajni Goel Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hong Dr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Kim Mr. Son Tae Kim and Ms. Soo Jin Kim Mr. Gerald Mays John and Barbara Wing Drs. Jack Yeager and Pamela McInnes

sponsor ($250+)

A Fan of AYP Anonymous, United Way* Mr. Michael Blakeslee Mr. Jeffrey D. Burt and Ms. Xiaoping Yang Jeanne and Jeff Carr Mr. Johnny Chiu and Ms. Lien-Rung Kao Giant Food/ Stop & Shop, Inc.* Kelly and Ted Grems Drs. Mi and Shin Kang Ms. Grace Kwong and Mr. Paulman Kwong Mr. Choa-Chong Lee and Ms. Ynn-Yi Jou Dr. Richard and Linda Moniuszko Mr. Joseph Purvis Ms. Patti Reid and Mr. Robert Reid Mr. Stephen K. Ritter and Ms. Jacqueline Fernandez Mr. Seth Salmon Jonathan Scanlon Mr. and Mrs. William Semple Mr. Robert Sollinger

contributor ($100+) Mr. Paul Browning Mr. and Mrs. Saul Carpio Ms. Diane Clifford Mr. Michael Colburn Mr. Michael Crawford Darcy and Suzanne Curran Mr. Yi-Nong Ding

ayp at strathmore hall, march 2011. photo by michelle wallace

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Mr. Hanchol Alvin Do and Mrs. Sun Y. Cho Jim Frison Mr. Bruce Ghofrany and Ms. Chikako Takahashi Ms. Janyce Hedetniemi Mr. Yun Eun Jang and Ms. Jae Kyung Lee Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kane Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kemp Mr. Hyeon Gon Kim and Ms. Young Ju Kim Mr. Jeremy Kurtz-Harris Mr. James P. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Jeongae and Yongbok Lee Mr. Soung Lee Mr. Tae Yong Lee and Ms. Kimberly Keon Lee Mr. and Mrs. Tenzin Lhundup Pam and Bruce Lowman Ms. Melissa Martinez* Dr. Pamela McInnes Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Orcutt Mr. Thomas Pfeiffer Mr. Kenneth Poirier and Ms. Barbara A. Kochanowski Ms. Danna Reynolds Mr. Samuel H. Talley Ms. Virginia Wells Ms. Viktoriya Wilson Mr. George Zheng United Health Group*

member ($50+)

Mr. and Mrs. Jae K. Ahn Mr. Jae Young An and Ms. Jeong Won Park Anonymous Ms. Christine Bae Mr. George Ball Ms. Pauline Ruth Bartman Ms. Sue-hsin Chen Ms. Eun Ju Seo Chung Mr. and Mrs. Edward Faggen Mr. and Mrs. John Farris Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heinsohn Ms. Lynn Hoang Mr. Min Hwang Ms. Roshna Kapadia Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kemp Mr. Young Tae Kim Ms. Eunsun Kim Ms. Hye Yon Kim Ms. Hyokyoung Kim Ms. Mejung Kim

Mrs. Mi Hye Lee Mr. Tie Luo and Mrs. Ching Hua Ms. Yoshiko Mori Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nucho Mr. Yop Pak and Ms. Sung H. Pak Mr. and Mrs. Jae H. Pok Mr. and Mrs. Max Rosenberg Mr. Russell Stacy Mr. and Mrs. Jule Szabo Torney and Sylvie Van Acker Mr. and Mrs. Allen Williams

associate member

Mrs. Yeonmi Ahn Mr. Henry Edquist Mr. David Gootnick and Ms. Betty Ann Miller Mr. Adrian Hendricks Ms. Susan A. Kelly Mr. Joook Kim Ms. Kun Kim Mr. and Mrs. David Kocher Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Layendecker J Frederick Mushinski Ms. Mathann Purvis Mr. and Mrs. William E. Richardson Ms. Esther Schlobach Mr. Philip Steinberg Ms. Mary Stoddard Mr. and Mrs. Richard Surratt Mr. Ramadevi Thiagarajan

in-kind contributions Foxes Music Company Gensler

*2010 united way (8075) and 2010 combined federal campaign (22502) Anonymous, Combined Federal Campaign Anonymous, United Way Giant Food/ Stop & Shop, Inc. Ms. Melissa Martinez United Health Group

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Index of Concert Program Advertisers Baldwin-Wallace College, Conservatory of Music .......................................................Cover Brobst Violin Shop ............................................................................................................1 Fairfax Choral Society.......................................................................................................31 Fairfax Symphony Orchestra ...........................................................................................30 Foxes Music Company ......................................................................................................15 Friday Morning Music Club ............................................................................................19 Gensler ................................................................................................................................28 George Mason University, School of Music ...................................................................10 Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music ...................................................................25 Interlochen Center for the Arts .......................................................................................Cover Kennedy Violins ................................................................................................................26 Lawrence University, Conservatory of Music ................................................................32 National Philharmonic .....................................................................................................Cover New England Conservatory .............................................................................................34 Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music .......................................................13 Omega Wealth Management, LLC ..................................................................................20 Point CounterPoint ...........................................................................................................31 Potter Violin Company, The.............................................................................................24 Rice University, Shepherd School of Music ...................................................................26 RoundAbout Recording ...................................................................................................9 San Francisco Conservatory of Music ............................................................................36 University of Cincinnati, College - Conservatory of Music ........................................6 University of Hartford, The Hartt School.......................................................................4 University of Maryland, School of Music.......................................................................17 University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music ......................................................12 Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music .................................................................19 Virginia Commonwealth University...............................................................................18

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Cover photo by Mark Henderson Concert program by Michelle Wallace


Concert Program  

The concert program is published eight times per season in the Washington, D.C. region with an approximate readership of 500 per concert.

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