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A Special Message from Maestro Matthew Savery

Dear Friends, Nothing compares to the magic of live symphonic music. It begins the moment one enters the concert hall. There’s a feeling of anticipation in the air—an expectation that what is about to happen will transport you to a special emotional and spiritual plane. No one knows ahead of time how it will turn out. The atmosphere is charged with intensity. The drama is captivating. The music making is electric. As we enter our 49th concert season, we promise to electrify you with captivating performances of some of the greatest, and most powerful, music ever written. We’ll present a wide variety of music ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, and we’ll introduce you to some of the world’s leading and most exciting soloists. With a few surprises mixed in, a season subscription to the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir promises a thrilling journey for all. Enjoy!

Matthew Savery Music Director & Conductor

About the Symphony Directors

Matthew Savery, Music Director and Conductor Jon Harney, Symphonic Choir Conductor

Board of Directors

Stephen Schachman, President Renée Westlake, Vice President Stuart Whitehair, Secretary Pat Ellis, Treasurer Bridget Cavanaugh Patricia Gates Paul Gates Briana Gillet, Student Representative “i” Joy Kitahara Nancy Ojala Denis Prager Cliff Schutter Walter Wunsch


Christopher Freeze, Executive Director Emily Paris-Martin, Director of Marketing and Operations Amy Leister, Patron Services and Box Office Manager

The Bozeman Symphony Society presents a repertoire of symphonic and choral music performed for the benefit of individuals, students, and musicians residing in south-central Montana. Established in 1968, the Society supports the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Matthew Savery, the Bozeman Symphony has experienced tremendous growth over the last twenty years. In addition to a wide variety of orchestral programming, the Bozeman Symphony supports Far Afield, a highly accessible community outreach program, donates thousands of dollars’ worth of tickets to local nonprofits, awards scholarships to promising young musicians, and provides employment and engagement opportunities to over 300 people. The Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choir have established themselves as significant cultural icons in Montana, whose history is marked by artistic excellence. Its future is dependent upon maintaining a skilled and motivated orchestra whose members bring symphonic music to life. MISSION: The Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choir is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community, now and for future generations, through performance, education and community partnerships, while maintaining a vigilant devotion to artistic and fiscal integrity. WIN TICKETS

Audrey Peart, Volunteer and Event Coordinator Alan Leech, Program Notes Matthew Bowdish, Equipment Manager Kappa Kappa Psi, Equipment Moving Brita Shaw, Bookkeeper

Community Advisory Council

Mike and Eve Art Peter Bogy Robyn Erlenbush Helori Graff 2

John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Ileana Indreland & Mike Delaney Sal and Carol Glenn Lalani Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.

Enter to win 2 gold level tickets to any of our upcoming season performances. Fill out this form, mail or return it to: Bozeman Symphony, 1001 West Oak Street, Suite110, Bozeman, MT 59715. Deadline to enter is Friday, September 30. Winner will be notified Monday, October 10. Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________

+ Supporting Our Community + The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Choir is proud to support our Community each year by:

+ providing Far Afield, a highly accessible community educational

outreach program providing free, live classical music performances to the rural hamlets and communities in south-central Montana

+ donating thousands of dollars’ worth of tickets to local nonprofits + awarding scholarships to promising young musicians + presenting a FREE educational concert for 4th grade students + presenting two FREE educational family concerts each concert season

+ partnering with the Gallatin Empire Lions Club to provide the FREE Festival of the Fourth Concert and Fireworks display for 7000 south-central Montanans to celebrate our nations birthday

+ presenting two “Symphony at the Shane”

ensemble concerts in Livingston as part of our outreach program

+ offering affordable RUSH tickets to increase access to performances + providing employment and engagement opportunities to over three hundred people

+ offering Family Passes to families so that young children can experience live classical music

+ offering a Treats for Tickets program so that elementary school classes can attend a dress rehearsal and visit with musicians and guest artists

The Bozeman community extends a warm welcome to the Bozeman Symphony’s new Executive Director, Christopher Freeze. Christopher Freeze is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Cambridge University (MA) and Indiana University (MPA). Christopher grew up in a musical household: singing, playing piano, and taking instruction on various instruments. He was a choral scholar in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and pursued opera studies before working extensively in the wine industry. In addition to his business experience and love of music, Christopher has worked with and served on the boards of several nonprofit performing arts organizations, including as Executive Director of the Apollo Music Festival in Minnesota. He is thrilled to be invited to help lead the Bozeman Symphony, an organization with an impeccable artistic reputation, supported by a dedicated and enthusiastic community, and in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Ways to Support the Bozeman Symphony

The support of the community, businesses, and individuals is vital to the livelihood and success of the Bozeman Symphony. Ticket sales cover less than 40% of our annual operating budget and we rely upon contributions in order to continue presenting high quality musical performances to Bozeman and surrounding areas. To ensure the continued vitality of the Bozeman Symphony we encourage you to become a Bozeman Symphony supporter!

There are many ways to become involved: Annual Fund Support: Any amount is helpful and appreciated to

support our annual operating expenses. Symphony Underwriters Program: Symphony Underwriters commit to a minimum annual contribution of $1,200 ($100/month). In addition to a variety of benefits, our Underwriters are invited to use our hospitality room at concerts and are invited to our annual Underwriter’s appreciation party and season sneak preview. Sponsor A Musician: Each year our Symphony embarks on a campaign to support all of our dedicated Bozeman Symphony musicians. Concert and Event Sponsorship: This is the perfect opportunity for businesses and individuals to show support for a specific concert or event. Sponsors receive many benefits such as complimentary tickets and advertising. Bozeman Symphony Endowment: Build a legacy of inspiring symphonic music by contributing to the permanent endowment fund. This fund will accumulate through the years to provide permanent operating support for the Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choir. Your gift will be preserved forever in this fund, leaving a lasting memory of music. Planned Giving: The Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Legacy Society provides for the future of the Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choir to keep music alive for generations to come through a bequest, gift of securities, gift retirement plan assets or a gift of life insurance. Call the Bozeman Symphony office to request a brochure or view the brochure online. The brochure describes all the ways in which you can remember the Bozeman Symphony in your planned giving. Volunteer: We would never be able to accomplish all that we do without our amazing volunteers who support the Symphony with ushering and assisting at concerts, providing refreshments to the musicians, providing event support and assisting the office staff.

Please call 585-9774 for more information on how to support the Bozeman Symphony, or visit us online: 3

2016-2017 Concert Season

Saturday, September 24th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25th, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 29th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30th, 2:30 p.m.

Do you like to channel-surf? Ever wear out the remote control? Then THIS concert is for YOU! Over the years we have 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 best of Bozeman’s musical talent.

Special Guests Jolyon Pegis, Cello and Maria Schleuning, Violin Special Guest Spencer Myer, Piano We open our 49th concert season with a powerful combination of fiery virtuosity and soaring themes. Bozeman favorite Spencer Myer makes his muchanticipated return to perform Serge Prokofiev’s sparkling and exuberant 3rd piano concerto. Then, the orchestra will tackle the suite of moods that is Carl Nielsen’s best-known work. A tribute to Brahms and Dvořák, The Four Temperaments is rich with sweeping melodies, lush harmonies, and robust orchestral effects. A perfect way to begin an exciting season of thrilling live-symphonic experiences!

Breathtaking! Concerto, Piano, No. 3, op. 26, C major Symphony No. 2, op. 16 (The Four Temperaments)


Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11th, 2:30 p.m.

Serge Prokofiev Carl Nielsen

Concert series sponsored by Thomas Scanlin

The golden age of Hollywood produced not only epic movies, but also epic movie scores, and gave classically trained European composers a niche in the “New World.” Having won multiple Academy Awards, for such films as Ben-Hur, Miklós Rózsa was also a highly respected and sought-after composer of music for the concert hall. His Sinfonia Concertante, was written for two of history’s most famous soloists: Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky. For this performance we are pleased to welcome Dallas Symphony members Jolyon Pegis and Maria Schleuning. Rounding out the program is the music of Antonín Dvořák. His upbeat Festival March ushers in the concert, and what has been dubbed both his “Pastoral,” and his greatest Symphony will conclude a program that will leave us all wanting more.

Simply Gorgeous!

Festival March Antonin Dvořák Sinfonia Concertante, op. 29 Miklós Rózsa Symphony No. 8, op. 88, G major Antonin Dvořák

Saturday concert sponsored by The Art Family, Mike, Eve, Andy, and Jackie Sunday concert sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services

This year we add a new twist by marrying the Collage concept with the music of the Holidays, and we have a stunning variety of your favorite holiday tunes— both traditional and popular. Join us as we paste together another “mind-boggling” array of thrilling music. We promise you’ll never forget it!

Seatbelts recommended! Saturday concert sponsored by First Security Bank Sunday concert sponsored by ERA Landmark and Allegra Bozeman

Saturday, March 4th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5th, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9th, 2:30 p.m.

The intimacy and richness of the chamber orchestra is on display in this beautiful program of diverse musical gems. First we’ll awaken your senses with an exuberant frolic in Russell Peck’s playful work for strings— Signs of Life II. Next, no one could write for woodwinds better than Mozart. His most cherished Serenade in C minor, and the superb wind section of the BSO, will warm your heart. Gluck provides a brief interlude from Orfeo and Euridice, and we concluded with a work that was originally written to help solve a labor dispute (thanks to some unique creativity, and visual effects)—Haydn’s famous Farewell Symphony.

Elegant! Special Guest Adrian Daurov, Cello A struggle with fate, a plea for peace, and an epic orchestral masterpiece await. Signs of Life II Russell Peck Serenade, No. 11, K. 375, E-flat major W. A. Mozart Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies Christoph Gluck Symphony No. 45, F-sharp minor (Farewell Symphony) F.J. Haydn

Saturday concert sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch Sunday concert sponsored by Jon Chaney

We’ll be joined by the Bozeman Symphonic Choir for one of Johannes Brahms’ most profound compositions—his Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and for one of Leonard Bernstein’s most joyful and exuberant—the beloved Chichester Psalms. Then, renowned cellist Adrian Daurov takes the stage performing the epic Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák—a work most of us consider a full-scale symphony with cello soloist. This one is a must see, and hear!


Schicksalslied, op. 54 (Song of Destiny) Chichester Psalms Concerto, Violoncello, op. 104, B minor

Johannes Brahms Leonard Bernstein Antonin Dvořák

2016-2017 Concert Season

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5th, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest Stephanie Chase, Violin Our 49th season comes to a close with the monumental drama of Gustav Mahler’s first symphony, “The Titan.” His vision for the scale and scope of what a symphony could achieve was colossal, and beyond what any other composer has attempted. With massive orchestral forces, the sheer power of his sound is almost overwhelming. You won’t want to miss this! We’re also thrilled to present the Bozeman debut of esteemed violinist Stephanie Chase performing the virtuosic Bruch G minor concerto. Hailed as “one of the violin greats of our era,” Miss Chase has performed with over 170 orchestras in 25 countries with many of the world’s leading conductors, and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.


Concerto, Violin, No. 1, op. 26, G minor Max Bruch Symphony No. 1, D major (Titan) Gustav Mahler

Saturday concert sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank

Saturday concert sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch, and Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.

Sunday concert sponsored by Judith King

Sunday concert sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell


2016-2017 Special Events Friday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Sunday, November 13th, 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church

Featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir with Jon Harney, Choir Director

After 2 straight years of sold-out performances in the gorgeous acoustical setting of Holy Rosary Church, we are delighted to once again present the Bozeman Symphonic Choir in a program of glorious and profound choral masterpieces. Featuring James Whitborn’s jazzy Son of God Mass, with soprano saxophone soloist and Bozeman’s own Ryan Matzinger, this lush program also includes works by Bruckner, Rutter, Lauridsen and more.

Special Guests: Tim Bell, Organ Julia Cory Slovarp, Cello and Ryan Matzinger, Soprano Saxophone Friday concert sponsored by Michael & Sharon Beehler Sunday concert sponsored by David & Kippy Sands

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, 50 minutes of music. With a hilarious script featuring actors, gags, and special effects, you and your family will enjoy plenty of laughs while discovering the wonderment of symphonic music. Join us for the return of SuperMaestro as he and the Bozeman Symphony battle the evil forces of that music-hating villain Stifflemeister from the planet Mutonium. Will SuperMaestro save the day, or will Stifflemeister silence music forever?

G-Rated: for Guaranteed Fun!


Concert Sponsored by: Barnard Construction & Montana Arts Council

For tickets to our special events reserve online at or call 585-9774

Thank you to our Supporters, Advertisers, and Concert Sponsors: 1915 Barn Allegra Bozeman Amatics CPA Group American Bank Mike & Eve Art, Andy & Jackie Aspen Pointe Audio Artisans Barnard Construction/ Tim & Mary Barnard Bequet Caramels Best Western GranTree Inn Big Sky Arts Association Big Sky Journal Big Sky Western Bank Black Box Design Brad Haderlie Blacksmith Italian Bozeman Audi Bozeman Daily Chronicle Bozeman Health Bozeman Film Society Bozeman Magazine Bozeman Safe & Lock Bozeman School District The Bozone Café Fresco Jon Chaney City Brew Coffee Corner Bakery D.A. Davidson & Company

Distinctly Montana Dokken Nelson Funeral Service Downtown Bozeman Partnership East Main Liquor Store Eckroth Music Element Bozeman Emerson Center for Arts & Culture ERA Landmark/ Robyn Erlenbush Eversman Art First Interstate Bank First Security Bank The Food Studio Patti Ford, Massage Therapy Assoc. Gallatin Empire Lions Club Gallatin Event Rental Gallatin River Lodge Gallatin Valley Furniture Gianforte Family Foundation Gilhousen Family Foundation Granite Technology Solutions H & E Equipment Hammond Music Service Health in Motion Hillcrest Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Suites

HUB International Intermountain Opera Bozeman Sharon Tudor Isler/Brian Tudor J & H, Inc. Jereco Studios/ Jeremiah Slovarp Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell John Bozeman’s Bistro Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre Kappa Kappa Psi, Beta Chapter KGLT Public Radio La Châtelaine Chocolat Co Lehrkinds Coca-Cola Bottling Co Andrew Loftus/BPS Fine Arts MacKenzie River Pizza Media Works Graphic Design Mercedes Benz, Billings Miller’s Jewelry Montana Arts Council Montana Ballet Company Montana Cultural Trust MSU School of Music Montana Tile & Stone Mountain Hot Tub Mountain Living Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Music Villa NBC Montana Noodles & Company Northwestern Energy Northwest Farm Credit Olive Garden Opportunity Bank of Montana Outside Bozeman Reier Broadcasting KBOZ Ressler Motors Shane Center for the Arts Sola Café Southwestern Montana Financial Spectec/TIC Starky’s Authentic Americana Stockman Bank Sunshine Professional Cleaning Tange Family, LLC Tippet Rise Art Center US Bank Williams Gallery, Inc. Wine Gallery/Doug Badenoch Wipfli CPAs and Consultants Yellowstone Club Community Foundation Yellowstone Public Radio

The pass is valid for six subscription concert dress rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. on 9/23, 10/28, 12/9, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7 All dress rehearsals held at Willson Auditorium To purchase the Family Dress Rehearsal Pass, please contact the office to fill out a short and simple application.


Become a Subscriber: Season Subscriptions

Special Offer: Pick Three Concerts!

One of the best ways you can experience live symphonic music and support the symphony all season long is to become a subscriber.

Choose your own subscription and pick three concert dates that work best for you! Save 15% over individually purchased concert tickets. Pick Three Prices: • Platinum - $171/person • Gold - $132/person • Silver - $93/person • Bronze - $69/person

To purchase this special offer, call 585-9774 or online,

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 • New subscriber discounts available • Hassel-free exchanges when needed • Save up to 35% off individually priced tickets

To ensure the best seating available, season subscriptions are not available online. Please call 585-9774 to purchase. Season Subscription Concert Prices:

Concert & Special Event Dates: 2016-2017 Concert Series:

Performances: Dates: Symphonic Fireworks Sinfonia Concertante Holiday Collage Signs of Life Songs of Destiny The Titan


September 24 & 25, 2016 Spencer Myer October 29 & 30, 2016 Jolyon Pegis & Maria Schleuning December 10 & 11, 2016 Symphony Orchestra and Choir February 4 & 5, 2017 Symphony Chamber Players March 4 & 5, 2017 Adrian Daurov April 8 & 9, 2017 Stephanie Chase

Saturday Performances – 7:30pm Sunday Performances – 2:30pm Willson Auditorium

Special Events:

O Magnum Mysterium Free Family Concert Symphony at the Shane

November 11 & 13, 2016 Bozeman Symphonic Choir February 11, 2017 Super Maestro & Stifflemeister May 18, 2017 Symphony Chamber Ensembles

Please check venue locations for our special events

Platinum - $354/person Gold - $276/person Silver - $198/person Bronze - $144/person

New Subscriber Prices: Platinum - $294/person Gold - $228/person Silver - $168/person Bronze - $120/person

Individual Ticket Pricing Platinum - $67/person Gold - $52/person Silver - $37/person Bronze - $27/person Student Pricing with ID Subscription Prices: $92/person Individual Tickets: $22/person

Dress Rehearsal Pricing $60.00 at the time of purchase, for more information on attending dress rehearsals, see page 7.

Bozeman Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Choir 1001 West Oak, Suite #110 Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: 406-585-9774 - Fax: 406-585-0285 Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am - 5pm

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