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Matthew Savery — Music Director and Conductor Fresh on the heels of what has been called his “tour-de-force” Carnegie Hall debut in June of 2015, American conductor Matthew Savery enjoys an everexpanding reputation for his multi-faceted career as an electrifying performer, dedicated orchestra builder and charismatic teacher. Mr. Savery is currently serving as Music Director and Conductor of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir as well as the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Having collaborated with some of the most exciting artists of our time, such as Jon Nakamatsu, Alexander Markov, The Canadian Brass, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, Andres Cardenes, Ryan Anthony, Judith Ingolfsson, and many more, Matthew Savery’s career has brought him to orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. He has led performances with the Boise, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Long Island and Naples philharmonics, Indianapolis, East Texas, El Paso, Greater Bridgeport (16 performances), Greater Lansing, Lake St. Clair, New Haven, Quad City, Saginaw Bay, Sioux City, Springfield (MA, MO and OH), South Dakota and Virginia Symphony Orchestras, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Cape May Music Festival, Canada’s Victoria Symphony, Italy’s Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. While at the University of Michigan, Matthew Savery was the founding Music Director of the University Campus Chamber Orchestra; subsequently, he served as Music Director of the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor. Along with his regular duties with the Bozeman Symphony, where his innovative subscription, family and children’s programming earns consistent praise and sold-out houses, Matthew Savery has established an active commissioning program, bringing compelling new compositional voices to his orchestra and its audiences, among them: Kenneth Fuchs – Glacier (Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra); Erik Santos – Karnak, ...in the Mines of Desire, Sun Road (Five Symphonic Dances for Orchestra); Elodie Lauten – Symphony 2001; James M. Stephenson, III – Concertino and Fanfare for Orchestra; Lowell Liebermann – Concerto for Clarinet. During his years with the orchestra, Mr. Savery has also presided over a ten-fold rate of financial growth, while regularly attracting over 3% of Bozeman’s metropolitan population to its concerts. Matthew Savery offers Montana’s schools a “Conductor in Residency” program that has accounted for dozens of hours per school year. He is much in demand as guest lecturer and in-school clinician. Mr. Savery is a recipient of the Eugene and Sadie Power Award for the Performing Arts. In October 1998, he and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra were the subjects of a special feature on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Since his appointment to the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Savery and his notable artistic and organizational skills have refocused the greater-Casper area’s attention on the orchestra with gratifying results, among them a dramatic elevation of the orchestra’s artistic achievement and the quality of its guest artists, a broadening of the scope of the performance repertoire, a 30% increase in attendance and a 35% increase in the budget. With enthusiastic board support, he has introduced children and family programming, the “Music on the Move” outreach program, and his “Conductor in Residency” program for the public schools. Of special pride to the entire organization was Maestro Savery’s development of the “Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition”— the first of it’s kind in the State of Wyoming—geared towards both high school and college students. A native of Western Massachusetts, just “down the road” from the famed Tanglewood Music Festival, Matthew Savery graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and received his Master of Music Degree from the University of Michigan, where he was the recipient of a Teaching Assistantship to the prestigious studio of Gustav Meier and to which he returned in 2001 and 2006 as a Visiting Guest Lecturer. In addition to Mr. Meier, his principal teachers have been Pascal Verrot and Frank Battisti. Matthew makes his home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife soprano Catherine Viscardi Savery, and their three year old son Adam.
A Letter from Maestro Matthew Savery Dear Friends, The program we are all about to witness is one of the most cherished combinations of music that I have done in my career. I first conducted this program, exactly as it will be presented today, in San Juan, New Mexico back in 2004. On their own merits, each piece is very special, but put together they make for both a stunning, and transformative concert hall experience. There’s just something about this program that works! We are pleased to be joined by our wonderful Symphonic Choir for the first half of the concert, presenting two works that both address the serenity of a peaceful world, and the furor of suffering and rage. Ultimately, each work concludes with a sense of sublime optimism, and each is indisputably profound and beautiful. In any music written by Brahms, we expect a kind of gentle richness—an ethereal quality where emotions are to be found not on one’s sleeve, but rather deep inside of the soul. However, to juxtapose the serenity of a blissful world of the gods with mankind’s endless suffering, we find in the middle section of this work, perhaps the most violent music ever composed by Brahms. Thankfully, after a bit of time the piece returns to, and concludes with, the serene music of its opening section. The Bernstein has some similarities, especially in the middle movement. By and large Chichester Psalms deals with joy and serenity, but the middle movement stands apart. We hear a boy soprano—true innocence in the sound—singing Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd.” Suddenly the innocence is violently interrupted by the men of the choir shouting verse 1-4 of Psalm 2: “Why do the nations rage.” For this section, Bernstein takes music originally written, but later discarded, for his masterpiece West Side Story. One can almost sense a street fight between the Sharks and the Jets, but the boy soprano returns and all seems to calm down. I suppose there is one concerto for each instrument that reigns supreme—a compositional achievement that is far superior to all others. One could argue that for the violin it’s Tchaikovsky’s, for the Piano it’s Rachmaninov 3, but for the cello there is nothing that comes close to Dvorak’s. This work, massive in proportion, is really a symphony featuring the cello. Moreover, it’s just as much a monumental task for the orchestra as it is for the soloist, but the result is more than monumental. Few works in our repertoire achieve, and convey as much as this piece. For this I am thrilled to introduce to Bozeman audiences one of the hottest talents out there today, Adrian Daurov. We met a couple of years ago, when he performed the Saint-Saëns concerto with me in Wyoming. I was struck with not only his extraordinary skills and musicianship, but also by the power of his sound. This guy is the real deal, and it’s a thrill to collaborate with him on this magnificent concerto. So, simply stated, you’re in for a real treat! This program is, as I have said, very special. I hope that you will agree! Enjoy!
Matthew Savery Music Director and Conductor
About the Symphony Directors:
Matthew Savery, Music Director and Conductor Jon Harney, Symphonic Choir Conductor
Board of Directors:
Stephen Schachman, Immediate Past President Renée Westlake, President Stuart Whitehair, Secretary Administration: Christopher Freeze, Executive Director Kandace Sylvester, Treasurer Kathy Braun, Choir Representative Emily Paris-Martin, Bridget Cavanaugh Director of Marketing and Operations Patricia Gates, Orchestra Representative Amy Leister, Patron Services and Box Office Manager Paul Gates Anna Hatcher, Student Representative Audrey Peart, “i” Kitahara Volunteer and Event Coordinator Nancy Ojala Alan Leech, Program Notes Matthew Bowdish, Equipment Manager Cliff Schutter Kappa Kappa Psi, Equipment Moving Walter Wunsch Brita Shaw, Bookkeeper Willson Auditorium Technicians:
Michael Hillenius, Technical Director Mike Andrews Peter Fedock Drew Fleming Jessica Joyce Jess Hays Dan Haywood John Schlender Courtney Yovich
Community Advisory Council:
Mike and Eve Art Peter Bogy Robyn Erlenbush Helori Graff John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Ileana Indreland & Mike Delaney Sal and Carol Glenn Lalani
About the Symphony
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 for 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. The Bozeman Symphony Wishes to Thank
Season Subscribers: The Bozeman Symphony is grateful for the support of our almost 900 season ticket holders. Season ticket holders provide stability to our concert season and we appreciate their attendance throughout the year. Season ticket holders receive nearly a 40% savings over single ticket prices, priority seating, ticket delivery, replacement of lost tickets and the ability to exchange tickets for a different performance. Bozeman Symphony Contributors: The Bozeman Symphony is extremely grateful to our advertisers and patrons who donate to our annual fund, Underwriterâ€™s campaign, Endowment and Adopt-a-Musician campaign. Symphony Volunteers: We would not be able to present high quality musical performances to our community without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers assist with ushering at concerts, providing refreshments to our musicians, selling tickets & concessions and assisting in the office. In-Kind Sponsors: The Bozeman Symphony would like to recognize businesses and individuals who provide goods and services to the Symphony. The Symphony would not be able to flourish without their continued generosity. The Bozeman Symphony Society 1001 West Oak, Ste. 110 Bozeman, MT 59715 bozemansymphony.org â€˘ 406-585-9774
Support the 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 to present high quality musical presentations 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: RR Annual Fund Support: Any amount is helpful and appreciated to support our annual operating expenses. RR Symphony Underwriters Program: Symphony Underwriters commit to a minimum annual contribution of $1200 ($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 Underwriterâ€™s Appreciation Party and Season Sneak Preview. RR Adopt-a-Musician: Each year our Symphony embarks on a campaign to support all of our dedicated Bozeman Symphony Musicians. Look for the Adopt-a-Musician Campaign posters and information in the program and in the lobby. RR 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. RR 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. RR Planned Giving: Bozeman Symphonyâ€™s Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Legacy Society: Provide for the future of the Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choir and keep music alive for generations to come through a bequest, gift of securities, gift of retirement plan assets or a gift of life insurance. Call the Bozeman Symphony Office to request a brochure which describes the ways in which you can remember the Bozeman Symphony in your planned giving. RR 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.
2016-2017 Concert Sponsors
The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir concerts are made possible through the generosity of our business, foundation and individual sponsors. Please show your appreciation through your continued patronage and thanks. Let them know that you recognize their generous contributions.
Season Concert Series Symphonic Fireworks
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Thomas Scanlin
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium The Art Family: Mike, Eve, Andy & Jackie, Northwest Farm Credit Services
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium First Security Bank, ERA Landmark, Allegra Bozeman
Signs of Life
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch, Jon Chaney
Songs of Destiny
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Big Sky Western Bank, Judith King
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch, Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr., Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell
Sponsorship benefits include website links, program advertising and complimentary tickets. Please call the Bozeman Symphony office at 585-9774 for information about becoming a Sponsor. All events are held at the Willson Auditorium unless otherwise specified.
2016-2017 Concert Sponsors: Special Events
Special Events O Magnum Mysterium-Choir Concert Friday November 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Michael & Sharon Beehler, David & Kippy Sands
Heroes & Villains-Free Family Concert
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Willson Auditorium Barnard Construction, Gianforte Family Foundation, Gilhousen Foundation, The Jodar Family Foundation, Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell, Montana Arts Council
Symphony at the Shane
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Shane Lalani Center for the Performing Arts, Livingston Sal & Carol Lalani, Donald B. Gimbel Sponsorship benefits include website links, program advertising and complimentary tickets. Please call the Bozeman Symphony office at 585-9774 for information about becoming a Sponsor. All events at the Willson Auditorium unless otherwise specified.
Gratitude for above and beyond work goes to: Sarah Meyer, Search Director, Waldron Heather Mohler, Senior Associate, Waldron the BSO Board of Directors
The Bozeman Symphony Endowment Fund
$20,000 and Up Ardi DeVries Robyn & Orville Erlenbush, ERA Landmark Michael & Cynthia Huempfner
Alan & Jean Kahn Brad & Pauline Nussbaum Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Bea Taylor Seilkirk Charitable Remainder Unitrust
$10,000 to $19,999 D. A. Davidson & Co. Susan Eckert, Adventurewomen, Inc . Asger & Ebba Mikkelson
Fred & Ginny Traeger Robert & Karin Utzinger
$5,000 to $9,999 Denis & Barbara Prager The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Thomas & Shannon Nygard Marcia & Chuck Raches Molly Richardson
The Estate of Merriam Packard Sargent Pete Sobrepena, Star West Satellite Lou & Wayne Vinje
$1,000 to $4,999 Mike & Eve Art Michael & Sharon Beehler Merton Bell Jerry & Jan Cashman, Cashman Nursery Jon Chaney Catherine E. Costakis Mark Peterson & Irene Dahl, Dahl Funeral Home Joe Dittmar Mr & Mrs. C.A. Dogterom Robert & Michele Dubose Virginia Gauss Elaine Haaland Dennis & Katherine Hoffman Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Dr. William & Carol Mealer Jim & Bernie Mitchell Iris M.L. Model Anthea George & Bill Muhlenfeld
Jack & Donna Ostrovsky Dorothy Refling Linda M. Reynolds Jim & Kay Rivenes Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery Dave & Kippy Sands Vicki & Al Scharen Dr. & Mrs. Dwight B. Short Target Corporation Tarlow, Stonecipher & Steele, PLLC Brian & Deborah Van Dyke King Jim & Valerie Webster Elaine Williamson Rick & Melody Zajdel
The Bozeman Symphony Endowment Fund (continued)
Up to $999 Mr & Mrs. J.H. Abney Connie Adams Jack & Pat Anderson Susan Andrikopoulos Beverly Bacon Jerry & Noreen Bancroft Audre Rae Beckenhauer Jean Bishop Dr. Ben & Paula Blend Julie Blockey Ray & Kay Campeau Janel Carino & Richard Wolff Andrew & Susan Dana Sally & Ty Dann Russ & Ruth Dunn Rodolf & Carol Dietrich Kendall Dittmar Ruth & Russ Dunn Donald & Elizabeth Dynek Patrick & Susan Ellis Dan & Mary Beth Ewen Tom & Sharon Eversman John W. Fisher Helen Frazier Mark & Monica Guenther Mary Karen Grande A.J. & Betty Hancock John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Wayne & Darlene Hansen Virginia W. Hanson HDR Architecture, Inc. Paul F. Heymann Ron & Patty Hinds Wayne & Marilyn Hill John & Jane Hodges Barry & Jane Strandl-Jacobsen Margo Janke Pat Jennings Cynthia Johnson Jerrold & Margaret Johnson Grace Jones & Dana Scott John & Charlotte Jutila Murray & Natalie Katz Marilyn Kirchoff Sal & Carol Glenn Lalani John & Kathleen Langenheim, The Langmont Group Sherry & Scott Linnerooth Richard & Virginia Linting
Leroy & Agnes Luft Richard & Valerie Monroe Dr. Robert P. Myers Marjorie A. Negus Jerome & Arlyss Nelson Art & Mary Ann Nielsen Rudy & Wilma Niermeier Mr. & Mrs. George F. Phillips, Jr. Robert R. & Sydney M. Reed Ann W. Restvedt Ted & Elaine Rist Gerald & Marilyn Robertson Arnold Robinson Eliodoro & Martina Rodoni Richard & Carol Roehm Hugo & Shirley Schmidt Dr. Richard & Phyllis Schultz Dave & Julee Shepard Alice Siebecker Glenn & Jere Skaalure Connie Staudohar John P. Stocksdale June Stone Tom Stonecipher John & Gail Stucky Randy & Sally Sullivan Gerald & Arlene Trebesch Scott Carpenter & Barbara Turner Joan Underwood Jeff & Jackie Vick Fred & Julie Videon Jerry & Kathryn Vrbas Richard M. Wallace Ken & Judy Weaver Gail & Paul Weingart Dr. & Mrs. George Wharton Frank & Phyllis Wolcott Robin & Richard Wolcott Dorothy Wolters Gregory Young & Elizabeth Croy
The Underwriters We are fortunate to live in the beauty of the valleys and mountains that surround us. We are doubly blessed to have in our small community the magnificent music brought to us by the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Choir. This remarkable achievement is due to the unusual number of highly talented musicians living among us, and to their selfless dedication to the orchestra and choir. We all benefit in some way from our orchestra and choir. Those who hear them benefit the most, but all of us benefit from the way they enrich the entire community. We, in turn, owe our orchestra and choir our generous and continuing support. For this reason, our Underwriters have committed to contributing a minimum of $1,200 to the Bozeman Symphony this year (the equivalent of $100 each month, exclusive of tickets or other benefits) and, if circumstances permit, in future years as well. Please join the Bozeman Symphony Society in thanking the Underwriters for their ongoing commitment to the Symphony and its wellbeing, and consider becoming a member of our Underwriters Group to help provide a stable and secure base of funding for our orchestra for years to come. Please contact us at 585-9774 for information about becoming an Underwriter. The Bozeman Symphony Society 2016-2017 Underwriters Mike & Eve Art Doug & Jeanie Badenoch, The Wine Gallery Dr. Roger & Lynn Barnes Bobb Beehler Michael & Sharon Beehler Richard & Carol Belgrad Tom Bergsland Thomas & Dale Bray Janel Carino & Richard Wolff Jerry & Jan Cashman Jon Chaney Ron & Judy Clark Judy & David M. Cook Bruce & Christie Copeland Richard & Anna Damon Brenda & Swep Davis Fred & Paula Deigert Martha Drury Susan L. Eckert Pat & Susan Ellis Robyn & Orville Erlenbush Paul & Patricia Gates Ric Tieman & Susan Gibb Karen Gilhousen Donald Gimbel Jerome R. & Barbara Glickman
Rick Sanders & Janice Hand Lucian Hand John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Rusty & Nancy Heymann Dennis & Katherine Hoffmann Carolyn & Dan Hopper Cyndi & Michael Huempfner John & Donna Hunt Ileana Indreland & Michael Delaney Don & Sharon Tudor Isler Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell Judith King Kelly & Shirley King “i” & Beau Kitahara Sal & Carol Glenn Lalani Tom & Dee Ann Langel Dr. Mick & Holly Lifson Robert C. Maher & Lynn Peterson-Maher Michael Mahler Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Heidi McLoughlin & David Genter Dori McTigue Dr. William & Carol Mealer
David Nathan Meyerson Foundation James & Bernie Mitchell Iris M. L. Model Alfred Montgomery Mike & Marsha Montgomery Bruce & Audrey Mueller Marilyn & Don Murdock Keith & Markie Nathan Ellie Nolan Brad & Pauline Nussbaum J. David & Rose Ann Penwell Ben & Barbara Phinney Kandi & Terri Povah Denis & Barbara Prager Trish & Tim Preheim Gene & Edie Renner JoAnne & Lloyd Reynolds Lynne & Chip Rinehart Charles & Kathy Rinker Tom Ross Dr. Richard & Melanie Sabo Kippy & David Sands Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Savery Thomas J. Scanlin Stephen Schachman
Cliff & Laura Schutter Camie Smith Scot & Judy Smith Larry Springer Ray & Sandy Strother Jim & Bea Taylor Marjie Toepffer & Roger Schwer Ray & Sandy Strother Robert & Karin Utzinger Charles & Eleanor Von Stade Beth Lee & Rabbi Ed Stafman Jim & Valerie Webster Doctors Anne & Dennis Wentz Renée & Stuart Westlake James & Cathy White Stuart Whitehair & Lee Stadtlander John & Vickie Wilkinson Elaine Williamson Richard Wolff & Janel Carino Walter & Regina Wunsch Rick & Melody Zajdel William Ziegler
The directors and musicians of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir thank all the generous patrons who donate to the Adopt-a-Musician Campaign! Orchestra Strings
Ann W. Restvedt
Paul Lachapelle Concertmaster: Carrie Krause Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin Emily Paris-Martin Jo Ireland, Mary Pohl, Katherine Rinker, Karin Utzinger Sharon Eversman, Rebekah Mohr Karen Smalley Jessica Kelly Ken & Judy Weaver Ian Nicklin Celia Wood Ian Nicklin Stephanie Alexander Alan Stelling John & Bunny Leister Amy Leister Rob & Lynn Maher Concertmaster: Carrie Krause Sal & Carol G. Lalani Cami Kohler Lucinda Morris Keith & Mary Kothman Second Violin Section Dan & Toby Rieder First Violin Section Julie Videon Sharon Eversman Doug & Jeanie Badenoch Emily Paris-Martin Huguette Coghlan Sharon Eversman Bill & Janne Hayward Concertmaster: Carrie Krause
Violin continued… Robert & Annette Carson Athena Carson George McClure Sharon Eversman Bob Desenfants & Tracy Sterling Athena Carson Ken & Judy Weaver 2nd Violin Section Theodore Williams Sharon Eversman
David & Deborah Peters Bina Peters Doris Ward Al & Ellen Jesaitis Richard & Melanie Sabo Cindy Stone Members of the P.E.O. Chapter BW Pat Gates
Stephen Boone Guitars Bärbel Pafford Beth Kaeding Morgan Araujo Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin Cello Section Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin Charlie Martin Rob & Lynn Maher Julia Cory Slovarp Ink Outside the Box Chandra Lind Jack & Susan Leddick Chandra Lind
Charles O. & Sally Broughton Scott Stebbins John Mitchell & Marilyn Ryley-Mitchell Jon Ford Ralph & Gloria Zimmer Kerry & Colleen Hatcher Anna Hatcher Jim & Jan Schwartz April Cooper Bozeman Spirits Distillery Cortney Bury George McClure Samantha Vetter Cynthia Strobel Samantha Vetter Margot Aserlind Anna Hatcher
Dave & Rusty Swingle
Margo Janke Kerri Brown Dave & Rusty Swingle Sue Makeever George McClure Megan Makeever
Anne Marie & Jeff Reider
Ken Decker Sandra Stimson Janet & Jeff Fox Grendel Burrell Beth Antonopulos
John Sacklin & Mary Hektner Greg Young Robert & Annette Carson Greg Young George McClure Greg Young
We make every effort to list all of our contributors accurately. If you find errors or omissions, please contact our office so we may correct mistakes in future programs. *Donations reflect gifts from December 1, 2015 – February 14, 2017.
Adopt-a-Musician continued Bassoon
Woody Burt Members of the P.E.O. Chapter BW Paul Gates Nancy & Tom Danaher Paul Gates Dan & Carolyn Hopper Alan Leech
Bill Simkins & Erna Smeets Jeannie Little Stacy & Robert Jovick Andrew Scruggs Patricia Spurr Virginia Bratton
Jon Harney, Choir Conductor Diana Blank Dan & Carolyn Hopper
Ralph & Gloria Zimmer
Rich & Jill Brauss
Frisby Family Fun-dation Don Kronenburger
Ty & Deb Vankempen Rachel VankempenFryling Erin Pepus & Greg Pole Mike & Sharon Beehler
Deborah Goltz Judy Worley Susan Hinkins & Richard Gillette Greg Notess Grendel Burrell Lily Hunter Diane & Lee Selby Ben Refling
Mike & Eve Art Stephen Versaevel Grendel Burrell Mark Brown
Loren & Evelyn Acton Jeff Vick
Bruce & Joan McNab Dan Wood Ralph & Gloria Zimmer Randy & Sally Sullivan Jerry Makeever George McClure Jerry Makeever Dan & Carolyn Hopper Jerry Makeever
Adopt your favorite orchestra or choir member today! Call 585-9774 for more information.
Special Guest: Adrian Daurov, Cello A native of St. Petersburg, Russia and now living in New York City, cellist Adrian Daurov is one of the most dazzling artists of his generation. Adrian Daurov, at the age of 15, made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions - Bulgaria’s 1st International Music Competition “Coast of Hope” (First Prize, 1996); The Netherlands’ Peter De Grote International Music Competition (Grand Prix, 2002); New York City’s L.I.S.M.A. International Music Competition (First Prize, 2004). In 2004, he toured as soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, performing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and throughout Germany, and was appointed to the dual position of principal cellist and soloist with the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Gulke. 2008 heard him as a featured participant in a gala Carnegie Hall concert celebrating Russia’s Independence Day, a program that included the distinguished Russian singers Yelena Obratztsova and Vladimir Galouzine. After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Adrian Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship for advanced studies at The Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogue David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet). At Juilliard, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, graduating in 2009. While still in school, he was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York; a year later, in 2008, he formed his own ensemble - now the award-winning Voxare String Quartet, with which he still tours. Mr. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianists Alexander Ghindin and Olga Vinokur, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. In 2012, he teamed up with the award-winning pianist Spencer Myer to form the Daurov/Myer Duo. Mr. Daurov’s current season is highlighted by debuts with the Bozeman, Kalamazoo, Ridgefield and Westerville symphony orchestras and Long Island’s Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra. Passionately devoted to the music of our own time, Adrian Daurov has already presented the world premieres of two important works - In 2008, Fountains of Fin for flute, violin and cello by the Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and, in 2009, The Epistle - Concerto for Cello & Chamber Choir by the Siberian composer Yuri Yukechev, written for Mr. Daurov and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director. Adrian Daurov’s artistry has been heard on several radio and television stations, including WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America. He is also featured on a recent album by the young New York City-based jazz star Romain Collin. Adrian Daurov performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy. www.adriandaurov.com
Jon Harney — Choir Conductor Jon Harney, associate professor of music, received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where he studied under Weston Noble, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Clifton Ware. As a tenor soloist, he has sung more than twenty-five principal and supporting roles in opera, operetta, and major works with orchestra and chorus. While active with the University of Minnesota opera theater, he appeared as The Sailor in Dido and Aeneas, Fenton in Falstaff, Nemorino in The Elixir of Love, Ferrando in Cosi Fan tutte and Junki in the US premier of Rautavaara’s Aleksis Kivi. Other roles in the midwest included Dr. Caius in Falstaff and Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor with the Dorian Opera Theatre and Frederick in a touring production of The Pirates of Penzance with the Madison-based Opera for the Young. He earned an honorable mention award in the 1998 Minnesota District Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Performances in Montana have included the roles of Edmondo in Manon Lescaut and Remendado in Carmen with the Intermountain Opera as well as Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah with the Bozeman Symphony, Mozart’s Vespers with the Butte Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem with the Great Falls Symphony. Harney has served as chorus master for the Intermountain Opera since 2002, preparing the choruses for productions of L’elisir d’amore, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, The Pirates of Penzance, Manon Lescaut, The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Boheme and The Ballad of Baby Doe, II Trovatore, II Barbiere di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly, Roméo et Juliette, La Traviata, La Cenerentola, HMS Pinafore and Suor Angelica Prior to coming to MSU-Bozeman, Harney was on the voice faculty of Macalester College and directed high school choirs in the North St. Paul school district. In 2001, Dr. Harney joined the MSU-Bozeman music faculty where he teaches studio voice lessons, opera scenes class and directs the University Chorus. In 2002, he was selected as one of twelve voice teachers nationwide to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program working under master teacher Elaine Bonazzi. He served as president of the Montana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing from 2007-2009. In summer 2008, Harney was selected to sing in the Westminster Choir College Chamber Choir in residence in Florence, Italy, singing under the direction of Joe Miller and in July 2010 sang under the direction of Dale Warland as part of the Festival Chorale at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival. In 2011, Dr. Harney assumed the post of chorus director of the Bozeman Symphonic Choir. His singers have gone on to several graduate voice programs including the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Oregon and have been involved in summer opera programs including Oberlin in Italy, the University of Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg program and the Johanna Meier Opera Institute. Dr. Harney continues to be active as a vocal and choral adjudicator and master class clinician.
The Bozeman Symphony and Symphonic Choirenriching lives with the beauty of live symphonic music!
Judith King is a proud supporter of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir
Songs of Destiny
Featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir With Special Guests Carson Knoll, Boy Soprano and Adrian Daurov, Cello
Schicksalslied, op. 54 (Song of Destiny) Chichester Psalms I. Psalm 108: 2; Psalm 100 II. Psalm 23; Psalm 2: 1-4 III. Psalm 131; Psalm 133:1
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Concerto, Violoncello, op. 104, B minor I. Allegro II. Adagio, ma non troppo III. Finale: Allegro moderato
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Saturday Concert Sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank Sunday Concert Sponsored by Judith King Please join Maestro Matthew Savery, Choir Conductor Jon Harney and the Bozeman Symphony Musicians following the concert: Emerson Cultural Center, Weaver Room, catered by Corner Bakery Café, 111. South Grand Ave. Unauthorized use of cameras or recording devices during performances is strictly forbidden
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - CHICHESTER PSALMS (sung in Hebrew) I. Ura hanevel v’chinor aira shahar! (Psalm 108:2) Hariu l’Adonai kol haarets lvdu et Adonai b’sim’ha. Bou l’fanav bir’nana. D’u ki Adonai Hu Elohim. Hu asanu v’lo anahnu. Amo v’tson mar’ito. Bou sh’arav b’todah, hatseirotav bit’hilah. Hodu lo, bar’chu sh’mo. Ki tov Adonai, l’olam has’do, v’ad dor vador emunato. (Psalm 100) II. Adonai roi, lo ehsar. Bin’ot deshe yarbitseini. Al mei m’nuchot y’nahaleini. Nafshi y’shovev, Yan’hehi b’ma’aglei tsedek, l’ma’an sh’mo. Garn ki eilech b’gei tsalmavet, Lo ira ra, ki Atah imadi. Shiv’t’cha umishan’techa hemah y’nahamuni. Ta’aroch l’fanai shulchan neged tsor’rai Dishanta vashemen roshi, cosi r’vayah. Ach tov vahesed yird’funi kol y’mei hayai. V’shav’ti b’veit Adonai l’orech yamim. (Psalm 23) Lama rag’shu goyim ul’umim yeh’gu rik? Yit’yats’vy malchei erets, v’roznim nos’du yahad Al Adonai v’al m’shiho N’natkah et mos’roteimo, V’nashlichah mimenu avoteimo. Yoshev bashamayim yis’hak, Adonai yil’ag lamo! (Psalm 2:1-4)
Awake, psaltery and harp: I will rouse the dawn! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the Earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come in to His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord, He is God. It is He that has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting, And His faithfulness endures for all generations.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You annoint my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His annointed. Saying, let us break their bands asunder, And cast away their cords from us. He that sits in the heavens laughs, And the Lord mocks them!
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - CHICHESTER PSALMS (sung in Hebrew) Ill. Adonai, Adonai, lo gavah libi V’lo ramu einai, v’lo hilachti Big’dolot uv’niflaot mimeni. Im lo shiviti v’domam’ti nafshi. K’gamul alei imo, kagamul alai nafshi. Yahel Yis’rael el Adonai me’atah v’ad clam. (Psalm 131) Hineh ma tov, umah naim, shevet ahim gam yahad. Amen. (Psalm 133:1)
Lord, Lord, my heart is not proud, Nor my eyes lofty, neither do I aspire to things too great and too wonderful for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul. As a child that is weaned of his mother, My soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever. Behold how good, and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity. Amen.
Program Notes by Alan Leech
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Schicksalslied [Song of Destiny], op.54 (1868-1871) The poem, Hyperions Schicksalslied, utilized in this beautiful choral work by Johannes Brahms, was written by Friedrich Hölderlin for an unfinished novel. It was published in a book of Hölderlin’s poetry, which Brahms discovered in the library of a personal friend. The poem inspired him to set it to music, but he had some difficulty in deciding how to end the piece, and it took him several years to make a decision as to how to finish it. In the meantime, he had composed the entire ‘Alto Rhapsody’, and had it published and performed. Finally he made a decision to end the Schicksalslied with a reworking and extension of the orchestral opening to the work, and it was finally performed in 1871 in Karlsruhe in Southwest Germany, three years after he had begun work on it. Although this is one of the shortest of Brahms’ major choral works, it is considered to be one of the very best. The work opens with a quiet orchestral introduction before the chorus enters. The text of the poem glorifies the ‘beatified’ souls in heaven and compares their lovely existence to that of the ‘poor, suffering mortals’ below. Brahms counters the dramatic high point in the chorus’ presentation of the poem with a quieter orchestral closing, which does allow a relief of the gloom in the last part of the text and leaves us with a sense of peace and hope.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Chichester Psalms (1965) Bernstein’s music has many roots: not only traditional classical music (he conducted the New York Philharmonic for many years), but also everything from jazz to Hebrew liturgical music. He was widely celebrated for his music for West Side Story along with other musicals, symphonic works, film music, opera, chamber music, and choral music.
Chichester Psalms was commissioned by the Cathedral of Chichester in Sussex, England, for the annual summer music festival held by Salisbury, Winchester, and Chichester Cathedrals. Bernstein had been given a sabbatical from the NY Philharmonic for 1964-5 and took the entire time to compose. He made many musical experiments that year, saying: “I wrote a lot of music, 12-tone music and avant garde music of various kinds, and a lot of it was very good, and I threw it all away.” At the end of the year came Chichester Psalms, which is simple and tonal and tuneful – which it turned out was what he honestly wanted to write in order to communicate with his audience. This work has Hebrew words, and has musical roots in Hebrew sounds: modal melodies, odd meters, and ancient ritual reflected by repetition. The text is compiled from various selections of the Psalms, blending Hebrew words with Christian choral sound. Old Testament musical instruments are reflected in the orchestration. Psaltery or zither, lyre, and other plucked instruments are represented by the harp sounds. The trumpet and trombone are present, but not horns or tuba; and the woodwinds are totally absent from the orchestra. A number of percussion instruments are used to infuse rhythmic motion. Since the work was written for an English cathedral, Bernstein designed his choral writing for the traditional all-male chorus with boy sopranos, but he noted that performance by a modern mixed chorus is also acceptable. I’m sure that the Sussex singers were surprised to be singing Hebrew words in an Anglican cathedral where the common languages of religious music are English and Latin. Bernstein himself arranged the text from Psalms in the original Hebrew language. The beauty of the music and the blending of Hebrew words and musical elements with Christian choral sound, emphasizes the idea of unity and brotherhood, leaving us uplifted, both inspired and comforted, as well as satisfied.
Program Notes by Alan Leech continued
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Concerto for Cello in b minor, op.104, B.191 (1894-5) Antonín Dvořák was one of the great romantic composers of the 19th Century. His music captures the heart and soul of the Slavic people who lived in the Bohemian forests and cities. He became well known in his own country at age 32 as a composer, and after 8 years of courtship, married one of his students. His fame as a composer spread to Vienna where Brahms recognized his ability and recommended Dvořák’s works to his own publisher. Upon the publication of the ‘Slavonic Dances’, Dvořák’s success was firmly established and he began to receive invitations to conduct his own works all across Europe. Eventually, Dvořák was invited to come to New York in 1892 to become the Director of the new National Academy of Music there.
Dvořák did play violin and viola, so he understood string instrument techniques and was able to create a wonderful musical showcase for the soloist. The typical three-movement form of concertos is followed by Dvořák, along with ample development of technical passages for the solo cello. The first movement with its dramatic variety is contrasted with the very hymn-like second movement material. The final movement revolves around an exciting march bringing the concerto to a solid, satisfying conclusion.
Dvořák was to teach and encourage American composers to create their ‘own’ music, rather than having to travel to Europe in order to learn European musical style. As a model to those American composers, Dvořák composed his famous ‘New World Symphony’, which, in spite of using some melodies that Dvořák found here, still sounds wonderfully like Bohemian dances. While in America he also began work on his Cello Concerto, completing all but the last 95 bars before he returned to his homeland. The premiere performance was in 1896 with the London Philharmonic. His return home was prompted by homesickness, but after turning down the lucrative New York contract, he was offered the Directorship of the Prague Conservatory, a post he held until his death in May of 1904. The Cello Concerto in b minor, op.104 has become a real standard in the repertory of able cellists. The piece was written at the height of the Romantic-style of the 19th Century and has glorious melodies. This concerto follows the tradition of the Brahms Piano Concertos, in that the orchestra is treated as favorably as the soloist.
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