2014 - 2015 Season
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Music Director and Conductor Now in his 21st season as Music Director of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir and continuing in his 7th season as Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, MATTHEW SAVERY enjoys an expanding reputation for his multi-faceted career as an electrifying performer, dedicated orchestra builder and charismatic teacher. 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 4.3% of Bozeman’s population to its concerts. For several seasons, Matthew Savery offered Montana’s schools a “Conductor in Residency” program that accounted for dozens of hours per school year. He is much in demand as both a competition adjudicator and an 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 2008 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 introduced children’s and family concerts during the 2013-2014 season, while introducing “Music on the Move,” an outreach program, featuring chamber ensembles who serve as ambassadors from the orchestra to the community at large and “Conductor in Residency” – both programs offered to all educational levels, from primary to college. Of special pride to the entire organization are the plans to tour throughout the State of Wyoming, beginning with the 2013-2014 season. 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. 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. He has also led performances with the Boise, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Long Island and Naples philharmonics, 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 and Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra. In 2001 he made a notable debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, opening its acclaimed summer series at Conner Prairie. Mr. Savery was a member of the first class of the International Institute for Conductors in Kiev, Ukraine, and has led that country’s National Symphony Orchestra in public performance.
A Letter from the Music Director and Conductor Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that Beethoven composed his 9th Symphony almost 200 years ago, and that it is still considered the greatest piece of music ever written, with countless performances throughout the world each year. It still captures our imaginations, our hopes, and our aspirations. The first “political symphony,” if you will, still speaks to us. What an accomplishment! What a piece! What a gift for all humankind! When I met for first rehearsals with both the orchestra and choir, I told them each how deeply privileged I feel to have the opportunity to revisit this magnificent piece with them. I shared with them that the last time we performed the 9th it was my first attempt as conductor, and that, as is usually the case, upon approaching it again I had many new light bulbs go off in my mind and, as such, my interpretation has changed. This is precisely what I love most about what I do—having the opportunity to delve deeper and deeper into great masterworks each time they are revisited. Great art presents layers and layers of depth—almost impossible to see upon first glance. The privilege for me is having a chance to look again. Mainly what has changed in my way of thinking is my concept of tempo. There has been much debate throughout the years as to the tempo (metronome) markings in Beethoven symphonies. No one knows for sure if they were put in by him, a publisher or his nephew Carl. What we do know is that many of the symphonies were written before the metronome was invented and/or perfected. I have come to determine that one should approach each symphony individually, as there seems to be plenty of evidence that there is no consistency. If one takes Beethoven’s metronome markings in the 9th, the piece lasts 65 minutes, and not the 75 plus minutes of so many recordings. So, if you’ve been listening to an old recording your entire life you’re in for a surprise tonight. Revisit this masterwork with a fresh ear, and join me in rediscovering its layers of genius. I want to thank Jon Harney for doing such an amazing job in preparing our choirs for this performance, all of our performers for their dedication and hard work, and our staff and Board of Directors for the incredible support they give us. Lastly I want to thank you for your support. You are our inspiration to aspire to excellence! Beethoven spent his life innovating—not just to prove something, but rather to provide us all with a new vision for what music could achieve. The 9th Symphony is the culmination of those innovations and thus that vision. No other composer in history has had as profound an impact on music, and perhaps THAT is why the 9th is still, after almost 200 years, considered the greatest piece of music ever written. Enjoy!
Matthew Savery Music Director and Conductor
2014 – 2015 Board of directors: Denis Prager, President Renée Westlake, Vice President Pat Ellis, Treasurer Audrey Cromwell, Secretary Jenny Beard Sharon Beehler Virginia Bratton
Bridget Cavanaugh Patricia Gates, Orchestra Representative Paul Gates “i” Joy Kitahara J. David Penwell Stephen Schachman Cliff Schutter
Kyle Tannehill, Student Representative Stuart Whitehair Jacob Wittkopp, Choir Representative Walter Wunsch
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL:
Matthew Savery, Music Director and Conductor Jon Harney, Symphonic Choir Conductor Alan Leech, Cover Conductor Sherry Linnerooth, Executive Director STAFF: Emily Paris-Martin, Director of Marketing and Operations Amy Leister, Administrative Assistant and Patron Manager
Mike and Eve Art Peter Bogy Robyn Erlenbush Helori Graff
Dia Johnson, Event and Volunteer Coordinator Chelsa Jensen, Concert Event Assistant D. Clay Hospodor, Bookkeeper
CREW OF WILLSON AUDITORIUM: Marcus Benden Chris Cundy Michael Boise Peter Fedock Grace Caldwell Drew Fleming
John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Ileana Indreland & Mike Delaney Sal & Carol Glenn Lalani Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Briana Gillet, Intern Josey Quinones, Photography Intern Jack Kligerman, Program Notes David Frank, Equipment Manager Kappa Kappa Psi, Equipment Moving
Dan Haywood Jessica Joice Madison Kent
Graham Owen Alex Schofield Courtney Yovic
2014 - 2015 BOZEMAN SYMPHONY VOLUNTEERS: Beth Boyson & James Gugliemo, Head Ushers Reneé Westlake, Dress Rehearsal Treats Coordinator Pat Jennings, Mailings Chair Gary Bachman Carol Barmore Jenny Beard Janelle Booth Chelsea Bourque Beth Boyson Kathy Braun Roger & Noreen Breeding April & James Buonamici Erica Burrell Connie Cade Loni Carr John & Mary Ann Childs Cindy Christin Brian Close Carol Code Huguette Coghlan Vida Coulter Colleen Curry Patricia DeWitt Pat Donehoo Marie Doubrava Iris Driscoll Joanna Ellison Erik Emery Kenje Fehlberg Stephany Flakker Jaime & Keith Foster Nate Fryling Jennifer Funk
Kate Gardner Dave & Sandra Gaskin Jane & David Gentholts Ken Green Mary Jo Gregory James Guglielmo Edy Harrington Iris Harrington Elizabeth Harris Elliot Harrison Eileen Hosking Andria Huntsinger Tracie Jenkins Chelsa Jensen Beth Johnson Emily Johnson Michelina Kazeminejad Jessica & Madie Kelly David King Lynn Kinnaman Cheryl Larson Annika Lawrence Erick Lawrence Martin Lawrence Verena Lawrence Michele Letendre Chandra Lind Scott Linnerooth Myriah Marsh Charlie Martin
Jennifer Funk & Kathy VanDyke, Concessions Kendall Dittmar & Kippy Sands, Musician Treats Paul Martin & Vicki Ryan Marlene Mazuranich Susan McCauley Carole McClean Susan McConnell Doris McTigue Christa Merzdorf Jenna Milcot Connie Murray Joyce Olson Rick & Nancy Ojala Sammylu Parsons Eve Parry Leona Poritz Neil Poulsen Pam Poulsen Josie Quinones Lynda & Richard Reiley Edie Renner RoseAnn Revel Allison Reynolds Cindy & Charles Richardson Kassidy Rispens Gretchen Rupp Martin Ryan Elaine Samuelson Alyce Schultz Elly Schwarzkopf Joyce Shepard
Gonnie Siebel Carla Smith Raha Sovereign Willa Jean Speegle Ellen Stephenson Lisa Storey David Summerfield Barbara Summers Rusty Swingle Lucille Teselle Karen Tinnes Ginny Traeger Sandy Underwood Kristina Urband Kathy VanDyke Rachel VanKempen Fryling Coleman Vick Karla Visser Mary Walters Leslie Woodland Janet Zimmerman Levi Zimmerman Anderson School Chief Joseph Middle School (CJMS) LaMotte School Petra Academy Whittier Elementary MOMS Club
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 opportunities for nearly 100 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 almost 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: Ticket sales cover less than 40% of our annual operating expenses. The Bozeman Symphony is extremely grateful to our advertisers, our patrons who donate to our annual fund, Underwriter’s campaign, Endowment and Up Close & Personal: Sponsor a Player campaign. Symphony Volunteers: We would not be able to present high quality musical performance to our community without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers assist with ushering at concerts, providing refreshments to our musicians, selling tickets and 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. 201 Bozeman, MT 59715 bozemansymphony.org • 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: • 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 $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 Underwriter’s Appreciation Party and Season Sneak Preview. • Up Close & Personal: Sponsor A Player: Each year our Symphony embarks on a campaign to support all of our dedicated Bozeman Symphony Musicians. Look for the Up Close & Personal: Sponsor A Player Campaign posters and information in the program and in the lobby. • 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: Bozeman Symphony’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. • 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.
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 2014-2015 Underwriters Mike and Eve Art Les and Susan AuCoin John Baden and Ramona Marotz-Baden Doug and Jeanie Badenoch, The Wine Gallery Bobb Beehler Michael and Sharon Beehler Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Carol Belgrad Tom Bergsland Paul Bertelli Bobby Bjork Thomas and Dale Bray Janel Carino and Richard Wolff Jerry and Jan Cashman Bridget Cavanaugh and Arnie Duncan Jon Chaney Ron and Judy Clark David M. Cook, M.D. Bruce and Christie Copeland Richard and Anna Damon Fred and Paula Deigert Joe and Kendall Dittmar Elise R. Donohue Susan L. Eckert Pat and Susan Ellis Orville and Robyn Erlenbush, ERA Landmark Paul and Patricia Gates Ric Tieman and Susan Gibb Klein and Karen Gilhousen Jerome R. and Barbara Glickman John Jr. and Kiku Hanes Eric and Jean Hastings
Rusty and Nancy Heymann Dennis and Katherine Hoffmann John and Donna Hunt Ileana Indreland and Michael Delaney Don and Sharon Tudor Isler Bruce Jodar Jerrold and Margaret Johnson Alan and Jean Kahn Mr. and Mrs. Brian King Kelly and Shirley King “i” and Beau Kitahara Sal and Carol Glenn Lalani Tom and Dee Ann Langel Dr. Mick and Holly Lifson Robert C. Maher and Lynn Peterson-Maher Peter Rieke and Sally Maison Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Heidi McLoughlin Dori McTigue Dr. William and Carol Mealer David Nathan Meyerson Foundation James and Bernie Mitchell Iris M. L. Model Mike and Marsha Montgomery Marilyn and Don Murdock Keith and Markie Nathan Brad and Pauline Nussbaum Tom and Celia O’Connor Pamela Olyphant J. David and Rose Ann Penwell Denis and Barbara Prager Weldon Rash Dorothy Refling
Gene and Edie Renner JoAnne and Lloyd Reynolds Tom Ross Dr. Richard and Melanie Sabo Kippy and David Sands Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Savery Thomas J. Scanlin Stephen Schachman Cliff and Laura Schutter Elizabeth and Worth Smith Scot and Judy Smith Larry Springer Rabbi Ed Stafman and Beth Lee John and Carolyn Steele Ray and Sandy Strother Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tange Jim and Bea Taylor Marjie Toepffer and Roger Schwer Fred and Ginny Traeger Robert and Karin Utzinger Ann Van Balen and Marvin Morgenstein Wayne and Lou Vinje Charles and Eleanor Von Stade Gwen Wagner Lee Wagner Jim and Valerie Webster Doctors Anne and Dennis Wentz James and Cathy White Stuart Whitehair and Lee Stadtlander John and Vickie Wilkinson Elaine Williamson Walter and Regina Wunsch William Ziegler
Concert Sponsors 2014-2015 The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir Concerts are made possible through the generosity of our business, foundation and individual sponsors, as ticket sales cover only 40% of production costs. Please show our appreciation through your continued patronage and thanks. Let them know that you recognize their generous contributions.
SEASON CONCERT SERIES Discover the Wild Saturday, September 27th Dress Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Concert 7:30 p.m. The Commons at Baxter & Love Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. and Solid Rock Foundation
A Night in Paris Saturday, October 25th Dress Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Concert 7:30 p.m. The Commons at Baxter & Love
Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa, Mike & Eve Art
A Brasstacular Christmas Saturday, December 13th Dress Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Concert 7:30 p.m. The Commons at Baxter & Love
First Security Bank, ERA Landmark & Allegra Bozeman
A Winter Serenade Saturday, February 7th Dress Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Concert 7:30 p.m. The Commons at Baxter & Love Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell, Mountain Hot Tub
Electric Premier Saturday, March 7th, Concert 7:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Big Sky Western Bank
Sunday, March 8th, Concert 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Iris M.L. Model
Ode To Joy Saturday, April 11th, Concert 7:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Walter & Regina Wunsch, Spectec/TIC
Sunday, April 12th, Concert 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Michael & Sharon Beehler
Concert Sponsors 2014-2015: Special Events Celebrate the Harvest with BSO on Tap Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00-10:00 p.m. Copper Spring Ranch, 601 S. Pine Butte Rd. Bridger Brewing
of Heaven and Earth-Choir Concert Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church, 220 West Main Dave & Kippy Sands
Compose Yourself â€” Free Family Concert Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. The Commons at Baxter & Love 1794 Baxter Lane East Tim & Mary Barnard, Dr.William & Carol Mealer, Montana Arts Council, Montana Cultural Trust,Target Foundation
Bozeman Symphony Piano Recital Series Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. With Special Guest Soheil Nasseri Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. With Special Guest Young Ah-Tak
MSU School of Music Reynolds Recital Hall Thomas J. Scanlin, Elise Donohue, Judith King, Denis & Barbara Prager
Meet the Composer Wednesday March 4, 2015 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Fin On Main, 211 East Main, Bozeman
Thoughts on Beethovenâ€™s 9th Symphony with Maestro Savery Wednesday April 8, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman
Symphony At The Shane Concerts Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday May 14, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Shane Lalani Center, Livingston Sal & Carol Lalani,Wild West Shirt Company, PayneWest Insurance, Jennifer Buchanan, Printing for Less
Symphony Of Wine Thursday June 25, 2015 - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Story Mansion, Bozeman
Festival Of The Fourth Saturday, July 4, 2015
Gallatin County Fairgrounds Barbeque 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free Concert begins at 9:00 p.m. Free Fireworks to follow American Bank, Gianforte Family Foundation, Jodar Family Foundation, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Gallatin Empire Lions Club 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.
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Supporter’s names in bold. Designation towards an individual musician indicated by parenthesis.
Maestro Brian & Debra VanDyke King
Choir Conductor Les & Susan AuCoin Diana Blank
Symphonic Choir Bobb Beehler Erin G. Pepus (Mike & Sharon Beehler) Rich & Jill Brauss
Don Kauffman (Sharon Eversman) George McClure, Jr. (Sharon Eversman) Dave & Carolyn (Rusty) Swingle (Samuel Park) Cathy Costakis (Samuel Park) Carson & Deborah Taylor (Trevor Ostenson)
John & Marilyn Ryley Mitchell (Ian Nicklin) Jack & Barbara Kligerman (Ian Nicklin) Patrick & Carol Flaherty (Amy Leister) Lawrence & Linda Robin (Ian Nicklin) Michael & Rebecca Nicklin (Ian Nicklin) Karen Smalley (Jessica Kelly)
Margo Janke (Dick Pohl) Ralph & Gloria Zimmer
Woodwinds Bobb Beehler
Dan & Toby Rieder Caro Weaver
Ralph & Gloria Zimmer Ann W. Restvedt Deborah Goltz in memory of Neill Goltz
Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin (Emily Paris-Martin) Mary Ann Nielsen Charles & Sharon Paris (Emily Paris-Martin) Paul Visscher (Sharon Eversman) Justin & Candice Lindh (Emily Paris-Martin) Your Fans, the Agafonov Family (Emily Paris-Martin) Julie Videon (Sharon Eversman) Hugette R. Coghlan (Sharon Eversman)
Dr. & Mrs. William & Carol Mealer (Anna Jesaitis) Diane L. Brawner (Anna Jesaitis) David & Deborah Peters (Bina Peters) Members of Livingston P.E.O. Chapter BW (Patricia Gates) Nancy & Tom Danaher (Patricia Gates) Bliss & Marcia McCrum (Patricia Gates) Pricilla & Richard Dysart (Patricia Gates) Doris Ward Rudolf & Carol Dietrich (Caitlin Pafford) Cathy Costakis (Anna Jesaitis) Alison Todd (Pat Gates)
Tristan (Mark Hernandez) (Chandra Lind) Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin (Charlie Martin) Charles & Sharon Paris (Charlie Martin) Your Fans, the Agafonov Family (Charlie Martin) Nancy Heymann Anne F. Cooper Ink Outside the Box (Chandra Lind) Rob & Lynn Maher (Julia Cory Slovarp) Stewart & Renee Westlake (Chandra Lind & Bärbel Pafford)
John & Marilyn Ryley Mitchell (Jon Ford) Weldon Rash (Max Johnson) Frank & Marilyn Carter (Samantha Vetter) Cynthia S. Strobel (Samantha Vetter) George McClure, Jr. (Jon Ford & Samantha Vetter) The Brian Rogers Family (Jon Ford) Tyler Baldwin (Kezia Vernon)
Marilyn Guggenheim Elâ€™n Marie Brown (Kerri Brown) Dennis & Marilyn Raffensperger (Sue Makeever) Alisa Braun (Sue Makeever)
Adelia Stewart & Hunter Devault Patricia Spurr (Michelle Maurer) Anne Marie & Jeff Reider
Celia Wood Jerry & Sue Makeever (Sandra Stimson) Ken Decker (Sandra Stimson)
English Horn Carol A. Denecke
Joanne & Billy Berghold (Mary Ann Jacobson and all Clarinet players) Mary Hektner & John Sacklin (Greg Young)
Members of Livingston P.E.O. Chapter BW (Paul Gates) Nancy & Tom Danaher (Paul Gates) Carolyn & Dan Hopper (Alan Leech) Dick & Val Monroe (Paul Gates) Pricilla & Richard Dysart (Paul Gates)
Richard Gillette & Susan Hinkins Frisby Family Fun-dation Lynda & Richard Reiley (Alan Leech)
Contra Bassoon Jerry Makeever
Dick & Val Monroe (Greg Notess) Ken & Judy Weaver Dori McTigue (Sherry Linnerooth) Tracy Sterling & Bob DesEnfants (Jamie DesEnfants) Stewart & Renee Westlake (Melissa Smith) Lynda & Richard Reiley (Sherry Linnerooth) Mary K. Grande (Sherry Linnerooth)
Jean Simkins Carolyn & Dan Hopper (Jerry Makeever) Ralph & Gloria Zimmer
Anna Lee Roush Nancy Newton Sal & Carol Lalani (Kyle Tannehill)
Timpani/Percussion Jack & Barbara Kligerman (Jeff Vick) Jean Simkins Jon Chaney (Jeff Vick) Mr. & Mrs. William H. Burr Charlie Hamp (Jeff Vick) Loren & Evelyn Acton (Jeff Vick) Thomas Scanlin
Jim & Inge Logar
The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra Musicians Violin 1 Samuel Park Concertmaster Emily Paris-Martin, Assistant Concertmaster Lilliana Vaughn Pauline Kamath James Olson Hannah Moore Cami Kohler Sharon Eversman Shannon Smith Trevor Ostenson Violin 2 Ian Nicklin, Principal Amy Leister, Assistant Principal Jill Roberts Millie Olsen Rebekah Mohr Jessica Kelly Spencer Doerksen Kate Backstrum Barbara Kirk Viola Anna Jesaitis, Principal Bina Peters, Assistant Principal Tamara Farr Caitlin Pafford Andrew Snider Patricia Gates Amy Letson
Cello Chandra Lind, Principal Julia Cory Slovarp, Assistant Principal ♫ Charlie Martin Morgan Araujo Lisa Woidtke Cayley Hunt Susie Fawley Bass Jon Ford, Principal ♫ Max Johnson April Cooper Samantha Vetter Scott Stebbins Cortney Bury Flute Sue Makeever, Principal ♫ Kerri Brown Piccolo Michelle Maurer Oboe Sandra Stimson, Principal Beth Antonopulos ♫ Clarinet Mary Ann Jacobson, Principal Kimberly Wester
Bassoon Alan Leech, Principal Susan Wadsworth ♫ Contrabassoon Paul Gates French Horn Sherry Linnerooth, Principal ♫ Jamie DesEnfants Greg Notess Melissa Smith Trumpet Jerry Makeever, Principal Dan Wood Trombone Kyle Tannehill, Principal Virginia Bratton Andrew Scruggs Timpani Jeff Vick, Principal ♫ Percussion Mark Brown Kristofer Olsen Stephen Versaevel♫
♫ MSU School of Music faculty
The Bozeman Symphonic Choir Jon Harney, Conductor Soprano Karen Abelin Sharon Beehler Jenny Cade Katie Catlett Jennifer Cogley Valerie Cox Sheryl Dettmann Hallie Echols Kate Gardner Sara Herdina Candice Lindh Katlin Marsh Mercedes McCann Janell McKenney Stacy Montaigne AuCoin Katelyn Meyer Julie Nygren Sandy Osborne Tamilla Simpson Dacia Smith *Suzy VanderVos Kody Van Dyke Karla Vandersloot Lauren Wiggum Suzanne Willson Kimiko Wittkopp Alto Joy Ames Jenny Beard Janice Benham Laura Bennett Mandy Bowker *Kathy Braun Jill Brauss Betsy Crabs Vicki DeBoer Diane Dwyer Chrissy Evans Jaime Foster Barb Good Nadine DuBois Grayl Michelina Kazeminejad
Alto continued Diane Knipfer Linda Larsen Christa Merzdorf Nancy Murdock Christine Neumeier Nancy Ojala Cindy Pipinich Kippy Sands Elly Schwarzkopf Ellen Stephenson Carolyn Swingle Tenor *Jeff Abelin Eric Bartz R. Dale Beland Shane Colvin Richard Flor Mark Frisby Christopher Gregory Douglas Hartman Warren Knipfer Dan Krebill Bryan Leep Kean Mills Pedro Angel Pinardo Jake Reisig Ian Scott John W. Sheppard Matthew S. Sonnichsen Issac Stafstrom Jacob Wittkopp
Bass Doug Anderson Michael Beehler Richard Bennett Mark Berg Mike Boyer Bob Bradley Emery Denby Patrick Donnelly Riley Evans John Hooton Dan Hopper Justin Horak Luke Kosmach Rich Kniffin Rick Ojala Dick Pohl *Chip Ritter Matt Rognlie Jesse Sheppard Joseph Stefani David Summerfield John Zirkle Rehearsal accompanist Judy Diana *Denotes Section Leader
The MSU University Chorus Jon Harney, Conductor Soprano Elli Garmen Amber Halstead-Albarez Ali Everts Carly Svenvold Lindsay Reller Mary Kantner Kayleigh Griffith Emma Crosby Amanda Moore
Tenor Nick DelDuca Curtis Kau Gregory Hinojosa Jimmy Kelsey Colton Diehl Derek Conder Sam Wingerter Justin Lee
Alto Benedicta Wijaya Sharla Hatveldt Sydney Murphy Brianna Braukmann Mae Vader Alyssa Benson Lisa Turley Lily Wright Maria Abbot Mackenzie Helland Greta Schultz Brenna Banderob Mara Maus
Bass Tracy Zuhoski Brian Rogge Gabe Gilbertson Ryley Walker Bryce Andrade Andrew Kilpatrick Rick Talbott Andrew Burns Paul Jalink Elliott Evans Elias Athey Nathan Nagel Nelson Fortenberry Hunter Schutt David Rice, rehearsal accompanist
Jon Harney-Choir Conductor Jon Harney is an associate professor of music at MSU-Bozeman. He 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 Cosí 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 Intermountain Opera Bozeman as well as Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah with the Bozeman 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, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Il Trovatore and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. 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.
We sing for joy when the Bozeman Symphony performs. Bravo to a class act!
-Michael and Sharon Beehler
Ode to Joy! with the Bozeman Symphonic Choir and the Montana State University Chorus and special guests Christy Lombardozzi, Soprano Daniel Weeks, Tenor Barbara Rearick, Mezzo-Soprano Anton Belov, Baritone
Symphony No. 9, op. 125, D minor (Choral)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Allegro, ma non troppo, un poco maestoso II. Molto vivace -Brief pause for entrance of the choir and soloists, please no applause III. Adagio molto e cantabile IV. Presto – Allegro assai
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 p. m. Concert Sponsored by Walter & Regina Wunsch, Spectec/TIC Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:30 p. m. Concert Sponsored by Michael & Sharon Beehler Please join Maestro Matthew Savery, Choir Conductor Jon Harney, Special Guests Christy Lombardozzi, Barbara Rearick, Daniel Weeks, Anton Belov and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Choir Musicians following each concert: Saturday at Starky’s Authentic Americana – 24 North Tracy Sunday at Plonk Wine – 29 E. Main Street
Unauthorized use of cameras or recording devices during performances is strictly forbidden
Special Guests: CHRISTY LOMBARDOZZI, soprano Hailed for her “striking soprano,” Christy Lombardozzi, recently garnered praise from the New York Times for her “rich, lush voice” in her portrayal of the title role in Handel’s Almira, a North American premiere with operamission. A recent graduate of the Yale Opera program at the Yale University School of Music, her roles at Yale included Adele in Die Fledermaus, Musetta in La Bohème, Popelka in Comedy on the Bridge, and scenes program selections as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also performed with Yale Opera and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi as Lisette in La Rondine, Lidochka in Moskva, Cheremushki, and Diane in Orphée aux enfers. She has also recently appeared with the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, the Hot Springs Music Festival as Papagena in The Magic Flute, and at the Trinity St. Paul’s Performing Arts Center as Madame Hartmelt in The Impresario. On the concert stage she has appeared with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in performances of Bernstein songs and their annual Holiday POPS! Spectacular; with the Alba Music Festival performing Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; and with multiple groups performing Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai.
BARBARA REARICK, mezzo-soprano American mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has been lauded by Opera News for her “tonal beauty” and Gramophone for her “charm and finesse.” Since her 1993 Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah, she has performed internationally with such orchestras as the Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The 2014-2015 season will feature Verdi’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY), and Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony. Recent concert appearances for Barbara Rearick include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a part of their MusicNow series; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Colorado, Syracuse, and Wichita Symphonies; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Choral Society; Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Spoleto Festival USA; Handel’s Messiah with the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Orange County and Syracuse; Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica; and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Princeton University.
A prolific performer and champion of 20thcentury music, Ms. Rearick gave the United In addition to her work at Yale, Ms. Lombardozzi States premiere of Nicholas Maw’s Nocturne holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony University of Tennessee. She has also participated Orchestra at Bard College; collaborated with in the young artists programs of Glimmerglass the New York New Music Ensemble for the Opera, Opera New Jersey and The American world premiere of Mary Wright’s Sunflower; and Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. performed A Winter’s Journey, Douglas Cuomo’s setting of Wilhelm Müller’s text (from Schubert’s Winterreise). Frequent collaborations with the New York Chamber Ensemble include Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été. Barbara Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, New York City’s WQXR, and National Public Radio and has recorded for Naxos, Gateway Classics, and ASV. Born in Pennsylvania, she is currently a member of the voice faculty at Princeton University and a founding member of the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary works.
DANIEL WEEKS, tenor
ANTON BELOV, baritone
Tenor Daniel Weeks enjoys a varied career encompasses the opera stage, oratorios with orchestras, recitals and a teaching position at the University of Louisville. During the 2013-14 season his performances include Rodolfo in a concert performance of La Bohème with the Huntsville Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Louisiana Philharmonic; Verdi’s Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Louisville Orchestra.
Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2002, baritone Anton Belov has expanded his career to reach major opera houses and concert halls across the United States. His performances during the 201314 season include returns to the Huntsville Symphony as Marcello in a concert performance of La Bohème, Portland Opera as the First Nazarene in Salome, and Opera North (NH) as Germont in La Traviata; and a performance of Fauré’s Requiem with the Eugene Concert Choir.
Daniel Weeks’ recent concert appearances include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Cincinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Bozeman Symphony, Huntsville Symphony and the National Chorale; Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Houston Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Columbus Symphony and Huntsville Symphony; and Bach’s Magnificat with the Houston Symphony.
On the opera stage, recent performances include Angelotti in Tosca with Boston Lyric Opera; Count di Luna in Il Trovatore and the title role in Eugene Onegin with Anchorage Opera; Germont in La Traviata with Tacoma Opera; Escamillo in Carmen at Amherst College; John Sorel in The Consul, Maestro in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar and The Doctor / The Editor in The Nose with Opera Boston; and the title role in Don Giovanni with Delaware Opera.
On the opera stage his recent performances include Curley in Of Mice and Men with Kentucky Opera; Don Baslio in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Fourth Jew in Salome, and Howard Boucher in Dead Man Walking with Cincinnati Opera; Triquet in Eugene Onegin and Father Confessor in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Kentucky Opera; Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Florentine Opera; and Pong in Turandot with Austin Lyric Opera. Daniel Weeks has been a member of the voice faculty of the University of Louisville since 1998. Frequently giving master classes as part of his concert engagements, he was selected a featured guest artist of the Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, in an exchange program between the Academy and the University of Louisville. In 2006, Weeks and pianist Naomi Oliphant received a women’s studies grant from the University of Louisville to record their recital entitled, Women of Firsts, which showcases Art Songs of women composers who were the first in their respective countries to achieve national and international recognition for their compositions. It features songs by Lili Boulanger (France), Vítzslava Kaprálová (Czech Republic), Grayna Bacewicz (Poland), and Amy Beach (America).
His concert appearances include Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as a part of Carnegie Hall’s “Spring for Music” series; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the symphony orchestras of Bozeman, Hartford, Huntsville, and Kalamazoo; Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Colorado Symphony; and Handel’s Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall and with the Portland Chamber Orchestra and New Bedford Symphony. He has also appeared in recital under the auspices of New York Festival of Song. Anton Belov is the first-place winner of eight vocal competitions including the George London Competition, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Regional Winner). As the winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Belov has appeared in over 40 recitals throughout the United States. A native of Moscow, Anton Belov holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The New England Conservatory, an Artist’s Diploma and a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School. A specialist in Russian lyric diction, he is the author of Russian Opera Libretti in Word-to-Word Translation and IPA Transcription and the Anthology of Russian Arias (Leyerle Publications 2004-06).
by Jack Kligerman Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 9, Op. 25, D Minor
He was, first of all, a classicist in the tradition of his models, Haydn and Mozart. He literally went to school with There is a line and a half in John Keats’s Haydn, though the apprenticeship was “Ode on a Grecian Urn” that might relatively short-lived and not amicable be appropriated to describe in part the to either party. He shone in Bonn, his music in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: native city, and was lionized as both a “Heard melodies are sweet, but those composer and pianist in Vienna, where unheard/ Are sweeter.” Though there he moved in 1792, and became known may be no one with the audacity to especially for his improvisations. His describe Beethoven’s music as “sweet,” early trios for piano, violin, and cello (Op. there is a truth that what he heard with 1, 1794) as well as his Symphony No. 1 his “sensual ear,” as Keats termed it, (1800) are perfectly classical in form and would never reach the ethereal heights of decorous in feeling. But by the end of what Beethoven’s “inner ear” imagined what is called his First Period, with his in his last period (roughly 1814-1827), “breakout” Symphony No. 3, the “Eroica,” that of the Ninth Symphony and the latter which premiered in 1805, his work had quartets, when he was totally deaf. begun to increase in intensity, replete with emotional conflicts and innovations in Beethoven was a robust child, of a stocky form, so much so that the classical basis build, temperamental perhaps, but outgoing of the symphony would tend, on listening, and assertive. He was—and this may to disappear from one’s consciousness. come as a surprise to any whose image His stretching of classical bounds can be of Beethoven has been formed by his attested to by the growing length of his later portraits, but not to one who listens codas, as he seems unwilling to let his carefully to his early music—playful, development sections and variations go not in a frivolous sense but in a “serious and continues exploring the implications joyfulness,” to coin an oxymoron. Yes, of multiple themes beyond recapitulation. he may have been irascible as a pupil, as While his sense of form was expanding, Haydn and others among his early tutors however, he could no longer hide from found him, but that may be because even himself the fact that his hearing was early on he was self-assured and singular contracting. in his determination to express his deepest self. This self, however, may not have been In a famous letter to his brothers, unsent apparent even to Beethoven as a young but found among his papers after he died, man. He would only begin to find it within and known as the Heiligenstadt document, in his mid-twenties, when he first suspected dated October 6, 1802, he faced a silent that something was happening to his future. He had lost all joy in his life: hearing. Out of his eventual despair and “How could I possibly admit an infirmity desperation would come the triumph of his in the one sense which should have later years, a music whose emotionalism been more acute in me than in others, a and unpredictability transcended classical sense which I once possessed in highest form even while he relied on it as the perfection. . . . What a humiliation when underpinnings of a musical transformation. one stood beside me and heard a flute
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in the distance, and I heard nothing, or someone heard a shepherd singing, and again I heard nothing; such incidents brought me almost to despair, I almost reached the point of putting an end to my life—only art it was that held me back. . . .” Nonetheless, 1802 is the date of only his Second Symphony. From the “Eroica” or Symphony No. 3 (1805), through the masterful and innovative Fifth Symphony (1808), up until his Symphony No. 8 (1814), or throughout what is usually taken as the second period of his career, his hearing steadily diminished. Yet this period included his opera Fidelio, his Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor,” his Violin Concerto, and the “Waldstein” and “Appassionata” sonatas. The “unheard melodies” were triumphing over the physical disability. But even a glance at the manuscripts of Beethoven’s scores, with their ink blots, crossings out, endless revisions on top of revisions, indicate that his composing was never easy, and that struggle and conflict in his creative work were essential to his success.
completed symphony. The first verse of Schiller’s Ode, rung out by the full chorus and four soloists, begins, “Freude, schöner Gotterfünken,/ Tochter aus Elysium” (“Joy, most beautiful divine spark,/ Daughter of Elysium”), and rises in the second stanza to an enunciation of Schiller’s and Beethoven’s optimistic desire for human brotherhood, “Deine Zauber binden wieder,/ Was die Mode streng getheilt;/ Alle Menschen werden Brüder,/ Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt” (“Let thy magic unite once more,/ Those who stern custom has divided,/ Let all mankind become brothers,/ Where thy tender wings enfold them”). The passage to this state, both in his life and his musical journey, has been arduous. But could it have been more triumphant?
I. Allegro, ma non troppo, un poco maestoso. This allegro-sonata movement, the longest of Beethoven’s first movements, begins quietly with the strings’ “murmurings” building soon to a fortissimo statement of the main theme by the full orchestra. New, more lyrical By 1824, fully into his third period and the elements will be introduced and, with premiere of the Ninth Symphony on May many changes of tempo and loudness, 7, his hearing was gone. But patience will share a development section with the and philosophy seemed to have replaced main theme. The many fragments lend an despair, that nadir he had reached in 1802, unpredictability to the development section, as he expressed it in the postscript to the though, about one-third of the way through Heiligenstadt document: “O God—grant the opening, the “murmurings” will me at last one day of pure joy—it is so recur and somewhat anchor the listener. long since real joy has echoed in my Further development passages, some in heart.” No one, when listening to his counterpoint, lead to a recapitulation, yet, latter quartets--so fully experimental in since the coda is so long, it is hard to tell form--or to the Ninth Symphony, could when this latter section is over. Just when possibly question Beethoven’s having one thinks Beethoven has done his utmost arrived--musically, at least--at this state to explore the elements of his themes, he of real joy. No wonder, therefore, that finds a new path to follow until the final he chose Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” as the tutti recapitulation. text for the fourth or “choral” movement of what would prove to be his last
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I. Molto vivace, presto,molto vivace. Unlike in his classical models, the scherzo section comes second in this symphony, not third, exchanging places with the expected theme and variations movement. It may be “typically classical” in its ABA form, but that is where its similarity with the traditional dance movement (for Haydn, the menuetto) ends. It opens with a highly rhythmical drumbeat whose repetition among various instruments will unify the A parts. As in the first movement, Beethoven here will vary tempo and loudness, rising to fortissimo passages, even though the repeated rhythm will dominate what can be called a constant ebb and flow. The trio section, or middle part, will feature various instruments in counterpoint with the string sections, oboes yielding to horns yielding to other woodwinds. The middle part slows and the tympani announce a return to the first part. Just near the end, a bassoon will signal an abrupt and loud ending. I. Adagio molto e cantabile, andante moderato. There are two themes to this movement that alternate and are developed along parallel tracks. Beethoven develops the dominant theme A more intricately, stressing its cantabile or voice-like quality and varies less the more recessive theme B. A calm like that of a summer’s evening dominates, holding in abeyance the thunderstorm that will follow. But the storm will be one of joy and triumph, not of darkness. Approximately three-quarters of the way through, with three-chord sequences that echo what has preceded in movements one and two, the tension will slowly increase in an undertone provided by the tympani. The end, however, will not break the mood.
IV. Presto, allegro assai. The finale is a choral fourth movement set to selected stanzas from Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” as well as to a brief introductory text by Beethoven himself sung by the baritone inviting the chorus to join in praising joy. It is in the form of variations on two themes shared by soloists, chorus, and orchestra. It opens with a transitional section reiterating elements from the first three movements; then low strings introduce the new dominant theme, the longest in the symphony, followed by the violins, the whole string section in counterpoint, and finally the full orchestra, turning what was a lyrical opening into a strongly rhythmical passage. Although the text asserts joy and its basis in God’s love for humankind, it keeps emphasizing the brotherhood of all: “Alle Menschen werden Brüder.” Toward the end, the repetition of these words signals the approaching climax to this most innovative of all Beethoven’s symphonies. At the premiere in Vienna, Beethoven was standing in front of the conductor marking time for the orchestra and chorus. When the symphony ended, he had to be turned towards the audience to accept its applause—which, of course, he could not hear. But the music must still have been resonating within. Marvelous! Miraculous!
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Text of Finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and literal translation German Text
O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! Sondern lasst uns angenehmere anstimmen, und freudenvollere.
Friends, not these sounds! But let us strike up pleasanter and more joyful ones.
Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuer-trunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
O Joy, beauteous spark of God, daughter of Elysium, drunk with thy fire, diving being, we enter thy sanctuary! Your magic binds together again What custom had strictly parted; All men become brothers, where your gentle wing abides.
Deine Zauber binden wieder, Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt. Wem der grosse Wurf gelungen, Eines Freundes Freund zu sein, Wer ein holdes Weib errungen, Mische seinen Jubel ein!
Let him who has attained the high goal of being a friend to a friend, and him who has won a lovely woman mingle his rejoicing!
Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund! Und wer’s nie gekonnt, der stehle Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!
Yes, and him, too, who calls but one soul his in all the wide world! And he who was never able to do this should steal away weeping from this brotherhood!
Freude trinken alle Wesen An den Brüsten der Natur; Alle Guten, alle Bösen Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.
All creatures drink joy at Nature’s breast; good and wicked both follow her rosy path.
Küsse gab sie uns und Reben, Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod; Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben, Und der Cherub steht vor Gott.
She has given us kisses and wine, a friend proven in death; lust was given to the worm, and the Cherub stands before God.
Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen Durch des Himmel prächt’gen Plan, Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn, Freudig, wie ein Held zum Siegen.
Joyously, as His suns fly through the glorious vault of heaven, speed on your way, brothers, joyful as a hero to victory.
Seid umschlungen, Millionen! Diesen Kuss der ganzen Welt! Brüder Überm Sternenzelt Muss ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Be embraced, you millions! This kiss for the whole world! Brothers, up above the starry vault of heaven a loving Father must surely dwell. Are you tumbling down, you millions? Do you sense the Creator, O World? Seek Him above the starry vault! He must dwell beyond the stars.
Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen? Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt? Such’ ihn über’m Sternenzelt! Über Sternen muss er wohnen.
Text by J.C.F. von Schiller, arranged by Beethoven for Op. 125
Tuning into the Choir: Shane Colvin Shane Colvin is a first year medical student in the WWAMI program at MSU, and currently is interested in becoming a pediatrician. Originally from Kalispell, Montana, he received a BS double major in Cell Biology Neuroscience and Biochemistry, and a BA in music performance from MSU. In 2008-2009 he was the ASMSU Student Body President. He then traveled to Ireland for two years on a George J. Mitchell Scholarship, and graduated with a MA in Music Therapy from the Irish World of Academy of Music and Dance. While abroad, he sang tenor for the Irish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, played Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance with the Limerick Music Society, and was employed as an entertainer for Bunratty Castle. Throughout his college education Shane was also employed as an instructor in physics and chemistry labs at MSU and the University of Limerick. He has been a tenor in the Bozeman Symphonic Chorus since 2012. In 2013, he developed and taught a 4-credit Honors College Seminar at MSU on “Music and the Brain” with Dr. John Miller and Dr. Greg Young. This was followed in 2014 by the development and instruction of a 3-credit course “Art Matters: Music Therapy” for the MSU President’s Fine Art Series. This year he was invited to present a Wonderlust side-trip on Music Therapy. Growing up in Montana, he has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors and seeking new adventures. He rode his mountain bike 600 miles from Kalispell, Montana to Odgen, Utah with his father; ran a marathon on its original course between the plains of Marathon and Athens; traveled to Uganda with the Irish charity organization UgaIrish, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; and taught chemistry in a secondary school in Kampala, Uganda. However, Shane considers being married to his wife, Annic, as his greatest and most wonderful adventure.
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Gordon Johnson, Great Falls Symphony Jerrold & Margaret Johnson Linda Kautzmann, in memory of Sharon Paris Judy Kuhl John & Susan Leddick Candice & Justin Lindh Larry & Rita Merkel, Round House/Chalet Sports Con Metro Clint & Ann Nagel Aleksander & Kaire Rebane Raymond & Mary Louise Ritter in memory of Sharon Paris Lawrence & Linda Robin Edward Sheehan
Casey Slough, in memory of Sharon Paris Martha Sites Clarice Skogley Dick & Jennifer Smith Bonnie Steingruber Nancy Stetter, Creative Change Coaching David & Shelly Tippett True North Steel, in memory of Sharon Paris Bev & Dan Wanders Heidi Welch David & Debbie Wieggel Judy Worley Henry Vankooy in memory of Elizabeth McClure
(up to $49) Ramona Marotz-Baden & John Baden Ronald & Janice Bos David & Elizabeth Bozeman Paul Cook Linda Crummett, in memory of Sharon Paris Diane Donnelly Gary & Carol Donovan, in memory of Sharon Paris Richard & Priscilla Dysart Marjorie Erickson Mary C. Fellenz Dr. Richard Flor Gary & Grace France Karla Freimuth
Christine Gagnier, in memory of Sharon Paris Rick & Joyce Hannula Michael Harrington Corrine Hoffart Anna Holstrom Anna Jesaitis John & Joyce Kamp Debra J. Kempf Eloise Kirk, in memory of Sharon Paris D J Kominsky Alan & Karen Leech Justin & Chandra Lind Joanne Pieper Alana Rehberger
Ann Restvedt Joan Ryshavy Florence Savery Marjorie Smith Rachel Soulek, in memory of Pat Hansen Bill Underriner Paul Vonseggern Melissa L. Ward Theodore T. Williams Breanna Wodnik George & Thyrza Zabriskie
The Bozeman Symphony Endowment Fund $20,000 & up Ardi DeVries Robyn & Orville Erlenbush, ERA Landmark Michael & Cynthia Huempfner Alan & Jean Kahn Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Bea Taylor Seilkirk Charitable Remainder Unitrust $10,000 to $19,999 D. A. Davidson & Co. Susan Eckert, Adventurewomen, Inc . Fred & Ginny Traeger Robert & Karin Utzinger
$5,000 to $9,999 Denis & Barbara Prager The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Thomas & Shannon Nygard in Loving Memory of Asger & Ebba Mikkelsen
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 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 Elaine Williamson
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 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 Jim & Valerie Webster Gail & Paul Weingart Dr. & Mrs. George Wharton Frank & Phyllis Wolcott Robin & Richard Wolcott Dorothy Wolters Gregory Young & Elizabeth Croy
Please thank & patronize these businesses for their support of the Symphony. 1915 Barn Allegra Bozeman American Bank The Baxter Best Western GranTree Inn Bequet Caramels Biankini’s Sandwich & Salad Market Black Box Design/Doug Brekke Blacksmith Italian Bozeman Audi Bozeman Magazine Bozeman Daily Chronicle Bozeman School District The Bozone Brad Haderlie Bridger Brewing Chalet Market City Brew Coffee Clark’s Fork Restaurant Claudia’s Mesa Domino’s Pizza Eckroth Music Ferraro’s Fine Italian Fin on Main First Security Bank Food for Thought The Food Studio Fresco Café Gallatin Empire Lions Club Galusha, Higgins, Galusha, PC Ghost Town Coffee Roasters H & E Equipment Hampton Inn Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Hummingbird Cafe Ian Nicklin, PC Technician JCCS Certified Public Accountants J & H, Inc. Jereco Studios, Inc. John Bozeman’s Bistro Kappa Kappa Psi, Beta Chapter Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware KGLT Public Radio La Châtelaine Chocolat Co Lehrkinds Coca-Cola Bottling Co Leslie’s Hallmark Media Works Montana Parent Magazine Montana PBS, KUSM MSU School of Music Music Villa The Nutty Montanan On The Rise Patti Ford, Massage Therapy Assoc. Peak Recording Plonk Wine Red Tractor Pizza Reier Broadcasting KBOZ Sola Café Starky’s Authentic Americana Subway Sandwiches Sunshine Professional Cleaning Tange Family, LLC Walker Construction Winegardner’s Wines Wine Gallery Yellowstone Public Radio
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Is it any wonder that Music and Wine share the same vocabulary?
The Wine Gallery 2320 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 586-8828