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ANNIVERSARY

MATTHEW SAVERY MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR

2017-2018

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A season of celebrations Dear Friends, A season of celebration awaits as the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir enters its 50th year of bringing live symphonic and choral music to Southwest Montana.

We’re going to throw a yearlong party. You won’t want to miss even a moment of it! We promise to electrify you with captivating performances of some of the greatest music ever written. We’ll welcome back some of the most popular and beloved guest artists we’ve ever presented, see the return of the Bozeman Symphony Piano Recital Series, and, most importantly, we’ll feature the extraordinary talent of the musicians that make up our orchestra and choir. With many surprises mixed in, a season subscription to the Bozeman Symphony’s 50th anniversary promises a thrilling and memorable journey. So, join us as we celebrate music, Bozeman and the Bozeman Symphony! Enjoy!

Matthew Savery Music Director and Conductor

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As an American Orchestra entering its 50th year, we begin our season of celebrations with a fitting tribute to the music of our native land. First, we’ll take you on a delightfully wild romp with Bernstein’s Candide Overture. Next, the muchanticipated return of one of our most requested guest artists: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu, performing Gershwin’s flashy Piano Concerto in F. A deeply introspective moment follows with Samuel Barber’s Essay No. 1, followed by the Symphonic Dances from one of our greatest American masterpieces, West Side

Story.

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Candide: Overture Leonard Bernstein Concerto, Piano, F major George Gershwin Essay no. 1, op. 12 Samuel Barber West Side Story: Symphonic Dances Leonard Bernstein

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For our next celebration we’ll raise the roof in what promises to be a night you’ll never forget, as we present both a world-famous opera star, and one of the most successful ballets of all time. Having performed in every major opera house in the world, Mark S. Doss is one of the most sought-after singers of our time. With his powerful stage presence and soaring voice, Mark will wow you with arias from Das Rheingold, Mefistofele, Boris Godunov, Il Tabarro and Don Giovanni. If that’s not enough, he’ll follow with Ravel’s Chansons de Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, and selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs. The orchestra will end the program with the piece that made Igor Stravinsky an overnight, world-wide sensation: The Firebird!

Spectacular!

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The 2014 premiere of

A Brasstacular Christmas caused such a sensation that we received an overwhelming outpouring of requests to present it again. Well, your

wish is our command!

Current Principal Trumpet for the Dallas Symphony and former Principal Trumpet for the world famous Canadian Brass, Ryan Anthony is known as one of the greatest trumpeters and entertainers in the world, today. Having performed many times with Maestro Savery, Ryan convinced Matthew to collaborate on a new and humorous Christmas extravaganza. You’ll see them both ham it up while simultaneously being amazed at Ryan’s incredible talent. Join us as we perform Trumpet Voluntary, The Christmas Song, Deck the Horn, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, music from Polar Express, and much, much more.

Brass-terical!

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We promise this to be one of the most unforgettable concert experiences of your lifetime as we welcome back to our stage an artist who, let’s just say, caused a bit of a stir: recorder virtuoso Horacio Franco. Enjoying virtual rock-star status in his native Mexico, Horacio will amaze you with his extraordinary virtuosity and his flawless musicianship. His stunning sound will transport you back to the Baroque era with Vivaldi, and his amazing artistry will inspire you with a contemporary sound (as he plays

TWO recorders simultaneously) in

Michael Wolpe’s Concerto for Recorder. Beethoven’s joyous 8th Symphony rounds out the day.

Astonishing!

Symphony No. 8, op.93, F major Concerto, Violin, op. 8, no. 8, RV 332, G minor Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra

Ludwig Van Beethoven Antonio Vivaldi Michael Wolpe

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Do you like to channel-surf? Ever wear out the remote control? Well, then THIS concert is for YOU! Over the years, we’ve wowed Bozeman audiences with the innovative and highly charged concert experience we call Collage. This unique, fast-paced program, all choreographed to a brilliant light-show, has amazed audiences while featuring— and celebrating—the very

best of Bozeman’s musical talent. As this

is our 50th anniversary, we want to celebrate the extraordinary musicians that make up the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, and what better way than by pasting together another “mind-boggling” array of thrilling moments with our musicians as the stars of the show.

Seatbelts Recommended!

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He was a giant of the late Romantics, and his music captivates the world to this day. Join us as we present one of his most special masterpieces; the Resurrection Symphony. The grand finale of our 50th anniversary season brings the Orchestra and Symphonic Choir together to tackle Mahler’s grand vision of redemption and resurrection. Featuring

Soprano Colleen Daly and Mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore

in their joint return to our stage, this concert promises to cap off this special anniversary season with our most powerful and profound performance.

Divine!

Symphony No. 2, C minor (Resurrection)

Gustav Mahler

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Piano Series

In honor of our 50th anniversary, we are proud to bring back our Bozeman Symphony Piano Series, presenting world-class pianists in recital. The beautiful Reynold’s Recital Hall on the MSU campus offers a superb setting to enjoy the vast variety of repertoire for solo piano. This year we are pleased to welcome nationally renowned pianists Molly Morkoski and Andrew Staupe. 7:30pm at Reynolds Recital Hall, Montana State University Campus

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CORI SPEZZATI Featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir By overwhelming popular demand, the Bozeman Symphonic Choir returns for TWO performances in the gorgeous acoustical setting of Holy Rosary Church, with an eclectic program of glorious and profound choral masterpieces. Featuring music by Josef Rheinberger, Eric Whitacre, Francesco Durante, Andrej Makor, and many more, this program promises to warm your heart and feed your soul. Performances at Holy Rosary Church Friday, November 10th, 7:00pm Sunday, November 12th, 3:00pm

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Free Family Concert!

A STAR SPANGLED SYMPHONY!

There’ll be fun for the whole family as we romp through a dazzling array of orchestral selections and popular tunes in this kid-friendly, fun-filled, all-American 50 minutes of music and comedy. Join us as we take you through a Star Spangled tribute to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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CELEBRATING OUR AN NIVERSA RY

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1968 The Bozeman Symphony Society is incorporated as a nonprofit entity.

Founding Directors Creech Reynolds (founding director) and Lowell Hickman lead the Bozeman Symphony orchestra and Symphonic Choir.

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1990 1984 Willson Auditorium becomes the official performance hall of the Bozeman Symphony.

Our

Elizabeth Sellers named as conductor. Sellers was the first nonMontana State University faculty member to direct the Symphony, and first female Symphony director in the state.

Far Afield program is established taking Bozeman Symphony chamber ensembles to rural communities presenting free performances and shared musical perspectives. Far Afield enables the audience to see, hear, and feel the music being created live.

1993 The first children’s concert is presented filling Willson Auditorium with 800 fourth-graders representing 13 schools from Bozeman, Livingston, Gardiner and even Mammoth Hot Springs to hear and see the music.

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1994 Matthew Savery named as conductor of the Bozeman Symphony.

2001/2002

2010

Unprecedented success, all season tickets for the Symphony are sold out.

Steinway model D grand piano is purchased, and jointly owned by the Bozeman Symphony and Montana State University.

2012 The first Festival of the Fourth collaboration between the Bozeman Symphony and Gallatin Empire Lions Club.

2017 New logo of the Bozeman Symphony.

Dear Symphony Family, What an exciting time to be a part of the Bozeman Symphony! The tremendous population and economic growth of the area, the many fascinating innovations in the classical music industry, and our 50th anniversary season combine to form a crucible of reflection, imagination, and optimism. I am personally awed and inspired by the fifty years of entrepreneurship and hard work through which the Bozeman Symphony was born and thrived. Today we continue to uphold this legacy through high quality performances of live symphonic music, education, and community engagement programs that touch the lives of thousands of residents in Bozeman, Gallatin Valley, and the wider south-central Montana region. In celebration of our past and in embracing our

future, the Bozeman Symphony has commissioned a new logo, which you are probably seeing for the first time in this season brochure. The primary concept is based on the conducting ictus (the movement and pattern of the conductor’s baton), which evokes a sense of dynamism and energy key to the symphonic art form. The design also includes the suggestion of mountains, proudly reflecting our local roots and linking our monumental landscape with the beauty, truth, and timelessness inherent in the music we perform. Henry Vogel, legendary former President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, declared in 2005 that the reach of the Bozeman Symphony’s subscription series—

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about 3% of the greater Bozeman area—was “astounding,” and a number that no other orchestra could claim. As we welcome in the next 50 years, I envision a Symphony even more fully integrated at the heart of our community; a Symphony that not only welcomes all, but breaks through barriers, actively seeking out and serving the whole of our community. You are at the heart of that vision: as patrons, donors, and the most effective ambassadors for the Symphony, and I would like to thank you for being members of the Bozeman Symphony familyin the first fifty years, and for the next fifty! Christopher Freeze Executive Director

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Welcome to the Bozeman Symphony’s 50th anniversary season! Our past is one of humble beginnings with great potential, enthusiasm for growth, and community collaboration. And grow we did! It’s fun to see the excellence in our symphony and choir. Thanks to a wonderful community of musicians and leaders, we still strive toward growth, excellence, and collaboration. Before serving on the board of directors, I had the opportunity to participate in community cooperation between the public schools and the symphony: performances for children, conductor in residence programs, and blending of resources to enhance performances in the Willson Auditorium. Before community participation, I had the honor of playing in the symphony from 1974 to 2002 under Maestro Matthew Savery, Gordon Johnson, Elizabeth Sellers, Bill Rost, Lowell Hickman, Alan Leech, Karl Overby and Creech Reynolds. Your current experience is a result of our past, present, and vision of the future of Bozeman’s own Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Enjoy this commemoration year, and help us ensure a bright future of live music. Renée Westlake, President Board of Directors Bozeman Symphony

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Anniversary Birthday Bash Join us as we celebrate on January 13th, 6:00 pm, at the Rialto Theater

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Celebrating years Sharon Eversman

Celebrating the Symphony’s 50th anniversary begins with two words: Sharon Eversman. A retired MSU biology professor, Eversman has been committed to the organization since the very beginning. As a performer, Eversman has received decades of praise and seen first-hand many changes. “The size of the audience has tripled and quadrupled compared to early years. The Symphony is recognized for the enormous contribution of musical enjoyment and culture to Bozeman residents. It is invaluable in exposing this area to great music and performances. The talent, musicianship, and professionalism of Symphony music teachers, the MSU School of Music, and the Bozeman Public Schools are outstanding. This town is incredibly lucky to have this combination of musicians teaching our young people.” Reflecting on past performances, “The most meaningful performances have been those with the music most difficult to learn – changing the little black dots on paper to lovely sounds in the concert hall, this is the most rewarding part of being a player on the Bozeman Symphony team.” Join us as we say congratulations to Sharon Eversman and her legacy of 50 years with the Bozeman Symphony.

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Our Leading Lady,

Concertmaster Carrie Krause

As Concertmaster of the Orchestra, Carrie Krause has brought exceptional talent to the orchestra and local community. With degrees from Carnegie Mellon, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the renowned Juilliard school, her dream to be concertmaster in a small mountain town makes us lucky enough to call her our own. Serving as concertmaster has afforded Krause the very best platform to share what she loves with Bozeman and to feel like it matters, she says. “This includes great repertoire, interacting with many of Bozeman’s amazing musicians, sharing music with students on stage and in the audience, and a supportive foundation to launch new programs. The Bozeman Symphony is a leader among cultural organizations in Bozeman; it raises our quality of life. The Symphony is inexplicably intertwined with curious, vibrant, hard-working, and emotive folks both on stage and in the audience, from the older to the very young, from our performances of Shostakovich to children’s concerts. With Matthew’s dedicated, supportive leadership, the orchestra attains quite an amazing level of performance, and that’s an awesome thing for Bozeman.”

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50th Anniversary Orchestra Honor Roll 50 years with the Symphony Sharon Eversman, Violin 46 years with the Symphony Alan Leech, Bassoon 43 years with the Symphony Jerry Makeever, Trumpet 40 years with the Symphony Jonathan Ford, Bass 32 years with the Symphony Jessica Kelly, Violin 29 years with the Symphony Susan Makeever, Flute Jeffrey Vick, Timpani/Percussion 28 years with the Symphony Greg Notess, French Horn Laurel Yost, Piano 25 years with the Symphony Chandra Lind, Cello 22 years with the Symphony April Cooper, Bass 21 years with the Symphony Don Kronenberger, Tuba Gregory Young, Clarinet 19 years with the Symphony Samantha Vetter, Bass 17 years with the Symphony Dan Wood, Trumpet 16 years with the Symphony Angela Espinosa, Harp Charlie Martin, Cello Emily Paris-Martin, Violin

13 years with the Symphony Bruce Kenney, Bass Clarinet Julia Slovarp, Cello 12 years with the Symphony Kayla Mallory, Violin Andrew Scruggs, Bass Trombone Stephen Versaevel, Percussion 11 years with the Symphony Morgan Araujo, Cello Kerri Brown, Flute/Piccolo Carrie Krause, Violin James Olson, Violin 9 years with the Symphony Paul Gates, Bassoon/ Contrabassoon Amy Leister, Violin Bina Peters, Viola William Stebbins, Bass Susan Wadsworth, Bassoon 8 years with the Symphony Mark Brown, Percussion Spencer Doerksen, Violin Patricia Gates, Viola Cayley Hunt, Cello Lisa Woidtke, Cello 7 years with the Symphony Beth Antonopulos, Oboe/English Horn Virginia Bratton, Trombone Cortney Bury, Bass Max Johnson, Bass Shannon Smith, Violin 6 years with the Symphony Lily Hunter, French Horn Bärbel Pafford, Cello Jill Roberts, Violin

15 years with the Symphony Mary Ann Jacobsen, Clarinet

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5 years with the Symphony Cami Kohler, Violin Melissa Smith, French Horn Andrew Snider, Viola Kristofer Olsen, Percussion 4 years with the Symphony Anna Hatcher, Bass Micah Jastram, Percussion Caitlin Pafford, Viola Sandra Stimson, Oboe 3 years with the Symphony Pico Alt, Violin Kira Engle, Violin Mary Kothman, Violin Jeannie Little, Trombone Michael Mleko, Violin Madeleine Price, Viola Ben Refling, French Horn Cindy Stone, Viola 2 years with the Symphony Athena Carson, Violin Carina Gillet, Violin Cade Fiddaman, Violin Lucinda Morris, Violin Alan Stelling, Violin Sarah Stoneback, Trumpet Kris Williams, Cello First year with the Symphony Anna Borden, Violin Elaine Kelly, Violin Mike Nelson, French Horn


50th Anniversary Choir Honor Roll 42 years with the Symphony Diane Dwyer, Alto

18 years with the Symphony Laura Bennett, Alto

39 years with the Symphony Betsy Crabs, Alto

17 years with the Symphony Richard Bennett, Bass Christa Merzdorf, Alto

38 years with the Symphony Kippy Sands, Alto 37 years with the Symphony Elly Schwarzkopf, Alto 33 years with the Symphony Sharon Beehler, Soprano 32 years with the Symphony Ellen Stephenson, Alto 31 years with the Symphony Michael Beehler, Bass 30 years with the Symphony Vicki DeBoer, Alto 28 years with the Symphony Suzanne Wilson, Soprano 27 years with the Symphony Janice Benham, Alto 25 years with the Symphony Jill Brauss, Alto 23 years with the Symphony Kathy Braun, Alto 21 years with the Symphony Jeff Abelin, Tenor Sandy Osborne, Soprano Pedro Angel Pinardo, Tenor David Summerfield, Bass

15 years with the Symphony Christine Neumeier, Alto Carolyn “Rusty” Swingle, Alto 13 years with the Symphony Kate Gardiner, Soprano Dan Krebill, Tenor Nancy Ojala, Alto 10 years with the Symphony Jennifer Cogley, Soprano Valerie Cox, Soprano Stacy Montaigne AuCoin, Soprano 9 years with the Symphony Sheryl Dettmann, Soprano 8 years with the Symphony Michelina Kazeminejad, Alto Cindy Pipinich, Alto 7 years with the Symphony Jenny Cade, Soprano Katlin Marsh, Soprano Chip Ritter, Bass Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter, Alto 6 years with the Symphony Hallie Echols, Soprano Justin Horak, Tenor Diane Knipfer, Alto Nancy Murdock, Alto Kody Van Dyke, Soprano

19 years with the Symphony Linda Larsen, Alto Jake Reisig, Tenor Rick Ojala, Bass Suzy VanderVos, Soprano BOZEMANSYMPHONY.ORG

5 years with the Symphony Doug Anderson, Bass Connie Chaussé, Alto Mandy Bowker, Alto Jesse Sheppard, Bass John Sheppard, Tenor Tamilla Simpson, Soprano John Zirkle, Bass 4 years with the Symphony Karen Abelin, Soprano Michael Boyer, Bass Chrissy Evans, Alto Christopher Gregory, Tenor Sara Herdina, Soprano Maggie Hickman, Soprano Kristi King, Soprano Julie Nygren, Soprano Matt Rognile, Bass Isaac Stafstrom, Tenor Joseph R. Stefani, Bass Justin Williams, Tenor 3 years with the Symphony Riley Evans, Bass Jessica Graf, Soprano Lukas Graf, Tenor Slate Hudson, Tenor Mark Juras, Tenor Carole McClean, Soprano Kurt Prond, Bass Matt Sonnichsen, Tenor Rachel VanKempen-Fryling, Soprano Angela Zullo, Alto 2 years with the Symphony Gavin Askin, Bass Daniel Chaussé, Bass Paul Jalink, Bass Justin Lee, Tenor Daniel Mangan, Tenor Rachel Osen, Soprano Brad Osen, Tenor Kate Siberell, Soprano Matthew O’Sullivan, Bass

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General Ticket Information

One of the best ways you can enjoy live symphonic music and support the symphony all season long is to become a subscriber. Season subscribers enjoy many benefits such as: Guaranteed, priority seating Group seating - enjoy the symphony with friends Special seating requests - aisle and handicap seating available Save up to 35% on individually purchased tickets New subscriber discounts available Hassel-free exchanges when needed Season Tickets – Subscribe Now: season tickets are available upon receipt of this brochure.

All tickets are non-refundable; unused tickets may be turned in for a tax-deductible contribution prior to performances; tickets are transferable prior to performance depending on availability (no same day transfers for performances). Programming is subject to change. All performances held at Willson Auditorium, 404 West Main St., Bozeman, MT, 59715. Please check venue locations for our special events. New options to print tickets at home or on your mobile device, please contact us for more information.   Ordering Information: Contact us to purchase your subscription. Email: info@bozemansymphony.org

Current Subscribers Current subscribers have until August 15, 2017 to renew and retain seats. Discounts on season tickets (up to 35%) are offered on orders postmarked by August 15, 2017. Tickets will be processed and mailed upon receipt of payment. If you have a seating change request, your tickets will be mailed in late August, after the renewal deadline, to determine the best option available and to best accommodate all change requests.

New Subscribers New subscribers receive a discount on their purchase at the time of purchase. New subscriber purchases are available first come, first served. Tickets will be mailed early September.

Individual Tickets Individual tickets may be purchased starting September 1, 2017. Individual ticket purchases are available first come, first served. Purchase individual tickets by phone, online at bozemansymphony.org, or stopping by the Symphony office.

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Other Information

Step 1: For season subscriptions, please fill out the order form included with this brochure with your contact information, season ticket, and contribution selections. Step 2: Return order form with payment to the Bozeman Symphony or reach us as indicated above. Mail order form to: Bozeman Symphony 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: 406.585.9774 Office Location: 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715 Please see order form for pricing, and additional information.

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Family Dress Rehearsal Pass Make introducing young people to the Symphony a fun family activity! With the Family Dress Rehearsal Pass you can experience the inner workings of the orchestra and choir in a kid-friendly, informal environment. For only $60, you and your entire family will be our special guests for all six of our concert season dress rehearsals! Dates for the Friday evening, 7:30 p.m., dress rehearsals at Willson Auditorium are as follows: 9/29, 10/27, 12/8, 2/2, 3/2, and 4/6. To purchase the Family Dress Rehearsal Pass, please contact the office to fill out a short and simple application.  

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2017-2018 S C H E D U L E

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