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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, Welcome to the grand finale of our 49th concert season, and what a season it has been! From the grandeur of Nielsen’s Four Temperaments, to the beauty of Dvořák’s 8th symphony, to the fun of Holiday Collage, to the introspection of Haydn’s Farewell Symphony, to the profundity of Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, to tonight’s performance of Mahler, and coupled with an impressive roster of renowned guest artists, it has been a magical year of live Symphonic Music. We hope you enjoyed every moment, just as we did, and most of all we thank you for your continued support without which none of this would be possible. Tonight, we welcome one of the world’s very special violin virtuosos, Stephanie Chase. Stephanie has enjoyed a major career, having performed with orchestras all over the world as well as in recital. She’s an extraordinary musician and it is a tremendous honor to have her on our stage. I know you will be wowed by her sound and her artistry. Approaching Mahler is always a bit of a herculean effort. Mahler always has a lot to say in his music, and for the performers it takes tremendous focus and stamina. Preparing a Mahler Symphony for performance can be intense and exhausting. As I said to the orchestra, “it’s a difficult mountain to climb, but it’s oh so worth it!” Come along with us. It’s going to be one heck of a ride! As we conclude our 49th concert season, we look to our 50th anniversary next year. Just think—50 years of live symphonic and choral music in the Gallatin Valley! We have much to celebrate, and for this we have planned a thrilling season of concerts—each a celebration of its own. We hope you’ll join the celebration as we look to the future, and another 50 years! 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 Suzanne Day 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 Bozeman Symphony Orchestra Musicians
Carrie Krause, Concertmaster Mary Kamack Kothman ♫, Assistant Concertmaster Lucinda Morris James Olson Shannon Smith Kira Engle Alan Stelling Sharon Eversman Michael Mleko Kayla Mallory Emily Reeves Ali Levesque
Cami Kohler, Principal Jill Roberts, Assistant Principal Amy Leister Anna Borden Athena Carson Carina Gillet Cade Fiddaman Elaine Kelly Jessica Kelly Spencer Doerksen
Amelia Thornton, Principal Bina Peters, Assistant Principal Madeleine Price Andrew Snider Cindy Stone Patricia Gates Caitlin Pafford Garion Holian
Chandra Lind, Principal Julia Cory Slovarp, Assistant Principal ♫ Charlie Martin Morgan Araujo Bärbel Pafford Kris Williams Cayley Hunt Lisa Woidtke
Jon Ford, Principal ♫ Max Johnson Cortney Bury April Cooper Anna Hatcher Samantha Vetter Scott Stebbins
Bass Clarinet Bruce Kenney
Alan Leech, Principal Paul Gates Susan Wadsworth ♫
Contrabassoon Paul Gates
Greg Notess, Principal Melissa Smith ♫ Lily Hunter Benjamin Refling Mike Nelson ♫ Tiffany Allen Nancy Roe
Sarah Stoneback, Principal ♫ Sue Makeever, Principal ♫ Dan Wood Kerri Brown Jerry Makeever Megan Makeever Briana Gillet Lauren Reineking
Kerri Brown Megan Makeever Lauren Reineking
Sandra Stimson, Principal Beth Antonopulos ♫ Mackenzie Stone
Beth Antonopulos ♫
E-flat Clarinet Gregory Young ♫
Mary Ann Jacobson, Principal Gregory Young ♫ Kimberly Wester
Jeannie Little, Principal ♫ Virginia Bratton Andrew Scruggs
Don Kronenberger, Principal
Angela Espinosa, Principal
Jeff Vick, Principal ♫ Stephen Versaevel ♫
Mark Brown Micah Jastram Kristofer Olsen ♫ MSU School of Music faculty
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 – March 20, 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
Judy Worley Susan Hinkins & Richard Gillette Greg Notess Grendel Burrell Lily Hunter Diane & Lee Selby Ben Refling
Bruce & Joan McNab Dan Wood Ralph & Gloria Zimmer Randy & Sally Sullivan Jerry Makeever George McClure Jerry Makeever Dan & Carolyn Hopper Jerry Makeever
Bill Simkins & Erna Smeets Jeannie Little Stacy & Robert Jovick Andrew Scruggs Patricia Spurr Virginia Bratton
Frisby Family Fun-dation Don Kronenburger
Mike & Eve Art Stephen Versaevel Grendel Burrell Mark Brown
Loren & Evelyn Acton Jeff Vick
Jon Harney, Choir Conductor Diana Blank Dan & Carolyn Hopper
Ralph & Gloria Zimmer Rich & Jill Brauss
Ty & Deb Vankempen Rachel VankempenFryling Erin Pepus & Greg Pole Mike & Sharon Beehler
April Lamon Slate Hudson
live sympho nic music Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr., Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell are proud to support the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir
With Special Guest Stephanie Chase, Violin
Concerto, Violin, No. 1, op. 26, G minor I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) II. Adagio III. Finale (Allegro energico)
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Intermission Symphony No. 1, D major (Titan) Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) I. Langsam. Schleppend - Immer sehr gemächlich II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell - Trio: Recht gemächlich - Tempo primo III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen - Sehr einfach und schlicht wie eine Volksweise - Wieder etwas bewegter, wie im Anfang IV. Stürmisch bewegt - Energisch
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Saturday Concert Sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch and Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Sunday Concert Sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell Please join Maestro Matthew Savery, Special Guest Stephanie Chase, and the Bozeman Symphony Musicians following the concert: Saturday - Starky’s Authentic Americana, 24 N. Tracy Ave. Sunday - Legacy Gallery catered by Corner Bakery Café, 7 W. Main St. Unauthorized use of cameras or recording devices during performances is strictly forbidden
Special Guest: Stephanie Chase, Violin
Stephanie Chase is internationally recognized as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse Newspapers) through solo appearances with over 170 orchestras that include the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonics and the Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, and London Symphony Orchestras. Her interpretations are acclaimed for their “elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination” (Boston Globe), “stunning power” (Louisville Courier-Journal), “matchless technique” (BBC Music Magazine), and “virtuosity galore” (Gramophone). “Renowned for her impeccable intonation” (Temperament, Stuart Isacoff), her playing is also characterized by “great intensity and a huge tone, the epitome of the modern violinist” (The Baroque Cello Revival, Paul Laird). A top medalist of the prestigious VII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ms. Chase has performed concerts in twenty-five countries throughout the world and is a recipient of the esteemed Avery Fisher Career Grant. Equally at home in the virtuoso’s repertoire, historically-informed performance practice and contemporary music, Stephanie Chase offers an attractive repertoire of over 60 concertos and large works for violin and orchestra. As soloist she has collaborated with conductors that include Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Herbert Blomstedt, Marin Alsop, Enrique Diemecke, Christopher Hogwood, Hugh Wolff and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski; with conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn, she was a featured soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on its first trip ever to the People’s Republic of China. In recent seasons her performances have been selected as a “Classical Act of the Decade” (Courier-Journal, Louisville), one of “20 Concerts to Hear this Fall” (WQXR) and “Critics’ Choice” (Musical America). Stephanie Chase’s world premiere recording on period instruments of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (featuring her own cadenzas) is “one of the twenty most outstanding performances in the work’s recorded history” (Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Cambridge University Press) and honored with the highest possible ratings by BBC Music Magazine and Classic CD, including “Record of the Month.” Other recordings by Ms. Chase have been selected by Stereophile as a “Record to Die For” and Gramophone for its “Hot List,” and include several world premieres. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Chase has premiered music by composers including Earl Kim, Edward Applebaum, Joan Tower, Yehudi Wyner, Richard Pearson Thomas, and Taavo Virkhaus.
Special Guest: Stephanie Chase, Violin
Stephanie Chase often performs in the dual roles of violin soloist and conductor, and she is recognized as a talented music arranger whose works are performed to rave reviews by the Perlman Music Program, The American String Project, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, and the Music of the Spheres Society, among others. Additionally, renowned as a chamber musician whose festival appearances have included Bravo! Vail, Kuhmo, Bargemusic, and Caramoor, Ms. Chase is the Artistic Director of the Music of the Spheres Society, which presents chamber music concerts and lectures that are dedicated to “exploring the links between music, philosophy and the sciences” (The New Yorker). Born in Illinois, Stephanie Chase’s early violin teachers were her mother and Sally Thomas of The Juilliard School, and she was renowned as a child prodigy through concert performances starting at age two. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at eight and began extensive national concert touring while in her early teens. Following her Carnegie Hall debut at eighteen, she studied violin privately with Arthur Grumiaux and chamber music at the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Chase is currently a Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at New York University and previously taught at MIT and the Boston Conservatory. She is regularly invited to give master classes at prominent music conservatories that include Mannes, the University of Texas at Austin, The Frost School at the University of Miami, and the San Francisco Conservatory. She is a frequent judge for the violin concerto competitions at The Juilliard School, and recently judged for the Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy, Concert Artists Guild String Competition, Hudson Valley String Competition, and Cooper International Violin Competition. Since 2012 she has been a music advisor for Dover Publications. Articles written by Ms. Chase have been published by The Strad and Strings Magazine, and she is a regular guest columnist for Stay Thirsty. Profiles of Ms. Chase have appeared in newspapers throughout the world and in such music journals as The Strad and Musical America, and her numerous television appearances include interviews for CBS “Morning News” and by Sir David Frost. More recently she has been profiled in Stay Thirsty, The Epoch Times, and Woman Around Town. Ms. Chase is a tenth-generation lineal descendant of Aquila Chase, who arrived from England about 1639 and is the founder of one of New England’s most important family lineages. Her current hobbies include studying the “music of the spheres” and the proportions of Stradivari violins, and researching her genealogy. Stephanie Chase plays an acclaimed violin made in Venice in 1742 by Petrus Guarnerius, which she pairs with a bow made by Dominique Peccatte.
Program Notes by Alan Leech The two works on this program make for an interesting comparison between works that were twenty years apart in their composition. The Bruch Concerto is an example of a piece in the true German romantic musical tradition of the day, fully in the camp of “Romantic Classicism,” as exemplified by the music of Johannes Brahms. The Mahler Symphony is more in the realm of the “new music” of the day, exemplified by Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. Although Bruch broke from tradition somewhat by changing the usual form for his Concerto No.1, his romantic nature and romanticism is at the forefront of the work. There is, of course, also wonderful romantic melodicism in Mahler’s Symphony, but Mahler’s extension of the forms, the overblown dramatic presentation, along with a more Wagnerian approach to harmony, does contrast with Bruch’s style of romanticism.
Max Bruch (1838-1920) Concerto No. 1 for Violin in G minor, op. 26 (1866-7) Bruch had a long career as a teacher, conductor, and composer. In his own time, he was principally known as a choral composer, but today his works for string soloists (both violin and cello) are particularly popular. Following his “Kol Nidrei”, op.47 for cello and orchestra, his music was banned in Germany because he was suspected of being Jewish. That was not true, but the ban was the reason much of his music has been largely forgotten in German-speaking countries. This First Violin Concerto (of three), first performed in 1866, is one of the most popular solo works for violin in the repertoire. Following its premiere, the famous violinist Joseph Joachim helped Bruch with a considerable revision of the work to bring it to its current form, in which it was presented the next year. Incidentally, Joachim has the distinction of also advising and working with Johannes Brahms while Brahms was writing his own wonderful concerto for violin.
The first movement of the work is unusual in that it is labeled “Vorspiel”, and is not only an effective Prelude to the second movement, but it leads directly into the second without a break. The first movement starts off rather quietly, introducing the solo violin with a couple of short cadenzas. The movement presents two themes and ends as it began with the two cadenzas in a more virtuosic presentation. The second movement seems to truly be the heart of the concerto, with lovely melodies in the solo violin accompanied by a constantly flowing accompaniment by the orchestra. The last movement is built much like a lively dance, but with virtuosic demands of the soloist (brilliant double stops, fast moving passages). The form presents a second, less-active and more lyrical melody that interrupts a couple of times, but each time the piece returns to the more dance-like music with even more virtuosity for the soloist than before. The ending is an accelerando in a short space of time, getting faster, higher, and louder, leading to a rousing finish.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 1 in D major (1887-8) “The Titan” The beautiful and exciting “Titan” Symphony is the first of nine and three-quarters symphonies penned by Mahler. The piece is certainly a tremendously impressive work to be the first symphony in the composer’s catalog. It is an interesting fact that composers generally have avoided (for whatever reason) writing more symphonies than Beethoven wrote. Perhaps writing a “Symphony No.10” would seem to proclaim that you were better than Beethoven, who only completed nine. And perhaps that would be asking for trouble from the cosmos. Of course, Mahler would be just the composer to want to tempt fate, and he started work on his Symphony No.10. Just as you might imagine, he died after completing only one movement - sometimes you get what you ask for.
Program Notes by Alan Leech continued Gustav Mahler almost always referred to the work on this concert by the title “Symphony” in his letters, but the first two performances listed it as a symphonic poem or a tone poem. Apparently, the first performance in 1889 was not very well received. Mahler then revised the work several times before its publication, but he only had used the label/title Titan for the two early performances (long before publication) and never after the work attained its present four-movement form. Nonetheless, the symphony is now known with this label and is usually identified with it on modern programs.
The last movement is very dramatic and honestly stormy: Stürmisch bewegt is the tempo indication, which translates to “stormy/ tumultuous, agitated/stirring.” There are brass fanfares and much excitement, calmed only a couple of times, with a beautiful bittersweet song-like melody of which Mahler is such a master, and there is also a short repeat of the bird calls from the first movement. But the otherwise relentless storm carries us through to the climactic moment of the final decisive notes.
Mahler was a fascinating character with a rather morbid view of life, whose music was usually imbued with both drama and a wonderful, bittersweet beauty. And his programmatic music often had subjects that would seem off-color to anyone with a healthy mental attitude. For instance his gorgeous songs for voice and orchestra include a whole song cycle with texts about dead children: definitely bittersweet. And who else would make a funeral dirge out of the children’s nursery song “Frère Jacques” as Mahler does in this symphony’s third movement? The first movement is very pastoral in its sonic setting, with intonations of long tones in octaves and sustained intervals in the introduction, leading into gentle song-like melodies, accompanied by bird songs (including the cuckoo as well as some imagined calls) in the woodwinds. Normally, or at least most often, in a typical fourmovement symphonic outline composers place the “slow” movement second and a “dance” movement third to liven things up following the slow movement. Mahler chooses to reverse these (as many composers occasionally did) and places the “dance” movement in the second position: it is a Landler and Trio: a folk dance in 3/4 meter). The “slow” movement is the sadly humorous treatment of “Frère Jacques” (or “Bruder Jacob”) as a funeral dirge.
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Tuning into the Orchestra: Sarah Stoneback, Trumpet
Sarah Stoneback teaches applied trumpet at Montana State University. As a ConnSelmer Bach clinician, Stoneback has presented educational/inspirational seminars and assemblies as Stoneback Sisters (Triplet Trumpet Trio) and Brass (Trumpet Quartet & Brass Quintet) in schools throughout the United States and Europe. As part of these performing groups, she has participated in the presentation of more than 2,000 performances in the form of community concerts, solo engagements with numerous professional bands and orchestras and provided workshops, and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Feature solo performances include Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Pops, Best of the West Festival, The Encore Band (on the mall-Washington, DC), the John Philip Sousa Band, Iowa All Military Veterans Band, South Dakota Symphony, Interlochen Wind Ensemble, Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Texas Christian University Wind Ensemble and the United States Air Force Band of the West. Stoneback has toured with the German-based brass ensemble, Eurobrass on their United States and Germany tours during the summers of 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. During the 2014 Eurobrass tour, Dr. Stoneback recorded with Eurobrass on its fourth CD recording, “Praise the Lord, All You Nations.” As a member of Flatirons Brass, Stoneback has participated in numerous national competitions and world tours. In 2009 the group was recipient of the Bronze medal in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and competed again in 2010 and 2012. In 2011, Flatirons brass worked as artists in residence at the University of Renmin in Beijing, China. The group conducted workshops, provided individual instruction and performed recitals. In May 2014, Stoneback graduated with her doctorate in music performance and pedagogy with an emphasis in trumpet from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a master’s in music and trumpet performance, CU Boulder 2010, where she has studied with Professor Terry Sawchuk. Stoneback has a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Regent’s Professor David Hickman. She is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, class of 2000, where she studied with Stanley Friedman. Stoneback promotes music and education as a lifestyle.
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