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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 (MT) 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, Eric Ruske, 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 two year old son Adam.


Reflections on Carnegie - from the Audience

Fellow music lovers, you are in for a real treat! Tonight you will hear a reprise of the June 5, 2015 concert in New York conducted by our own Maestro, Matthew Savery. In his Carnegie Hall debut, Maestro Savery conducted a talented group of New York string players in compositions by Tchaikovsky, Vitali, and Vivaldi. Along with several other members of the BSO family, we travelled to New York to be part of this important event for our Conductor and Music Director. We really didn’t know what to expect. Would the aficionados of classical music, accustomed to the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, and James Levine turn out for a concert led by a conductor from Bozeman, Montana? As we approached the entrance, we joined a stream of people crowding into the Hall. Wow, we thought, there must be another concert in another venue. Wrong!! They were all going to “our” concert, too!! By the time we found our seats, the hall was full and buzzing with expectation. And they were not disappointed. Maestro Savery was at his best, bringing the highest level of musicality and energy to these familiar pieces and bringing the audience to their feet multiple times. They applauded between movements and screamed and shouted at the end of each piece. In short, these sophisticated New Yorkers were blown away by our conductor and wowed by the music he was able to produce with these fine musicians. In the Vitali and Vivaldi, Matthew was joined by Alexander Markov, an amazing violin virtuoso. He and Matthew worked as a unit to get the most out of the music and the orchestra. If that weren’t enough, following the end of the regular program, Alex brought out his electric violin and neon bow. That blew the top off the hall, bringing the audience to their feet and ending the evening with a thunderous ovation. As we said, you are in for a real treat!! Barbara and Denis Prager


2015-2016 Bozeman Symphony & Symphonic Choir Directors:

Board of Directors:

Matthew Savery, Stephen Schachman, President Music Director and Conductor Renée Westlake, Vice President Jon Harney, Symphonic Choir Conductor Stuart Whitehair, Secretary Pat Ellis, Treasurer Sharon Beehler Bridget Cavanaugh Administration: Patricia Gates, Orchestra Representative Sherry Linnerooth, Executive Director Paul Gates Emily Paris-Martin, Briana Gillet, Student Representative Director of Marketing and Operations “i” Joy Kitahara Amy Leister Nancy Ojala, Choir Representative Administrative Assistant and Denis Prager, Past President Patron Manager Cliff Schutter Audrey Peart, Walter Wunsch Volunteer and Event Coordinator Alan Leech, Program Notes Matthew Bowdish, Equipment Manager Kappa Kappa Psi, Equipment Moving D. Clay Hospodor, Bookkeeper Meagan Davis, Marketing Intern Community Advisory Council:

Crew of the Willson Auditorium:

Michael Hillenius, Technical Director Mike Boise Courtney Yovich Graham Owen Peter Fedock Marcus Bendon Jessica Joyce Jess Hays Dan Haywood Drew Fleming

Mike and Eve Art Peter Bogy Robyn Erlenbush Helori Graff John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Ileana Indreland & Mike Delaney Sal and Carol Glenn Lalani Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.


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 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: Ticket sales cover less than 40% of our annual operating expenses. The Bozeman Symphony is extremely grateful to our advertisers and patrons who donate to our annual fund, Underwriter’s campaign, Endowment and Sponsor 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 • 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 Underwriter’s Appreciation Party and Season Sneak Preview. RR Sponsor a Musician: Each year our Symphony embarks on a campaign to support all of our dedicated Bozeman Symphony Musicians. Look for the Sponsor 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 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. 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.


Concert Sponsors 2015-2016

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 your appreciation through your continued patronage and thanks. Let them know that you recognize their generous contributions.

Season Concert Series Symphonic Fireworks

Saturday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Iris M.L. Model/Indian Uprising Gallery, Denis & Barbara Prager, Dori McTigue

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 31, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Mike & Eve Art, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Holiday on Broadway

Saturday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium First Security Bank, ERA Landmark, Allegra Bozeman

Return to Carnegie

Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell, Mountain Hot Tub

Shostakovich 5th

Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Big Sky Western Bank, Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.

Requiem

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch, David & Kippy Sands

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.


Concert Sponsors 2015-2016: Special Events

Special Events Piano Series

Friday, October 2, 2015 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 7:30 p.m. Reynolds Recital Hall, Montana State University Thomas Scanlin, Elise Donohue, Judith King, Denis & Barbara Prager, David & RoseAnn Penwell

Luminosity-Choir Concert Sunday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Michael & Sharon Beehler

Adventures in Lost Worlds-Free Family Concert

Saturday, February 13, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Willson Auditorium Barnard Construction, Dr. William & Carol Meehler, Montana Cultural Trust, Public Value Partnership, Montana Arts Council

Fiddles, Harps and Shamrocks Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:30 p.m. The Food Studio 2251 Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman

An Evening with Mark S. Doss-Gala Recital Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Ellen Theater Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell

Symphony at the Shane

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:30 p.m. Shane Lalani Center for the Performing Arts, Livingston Printing for Less, Sal & Carol Lalani, Wild West Shirt Company, PayneWest Insurance, Jennifer Buchanan

A Symphony of Wine-Fundraiser June, 2016 Story Mansion Dr. Brian Chisdak

Festival of the Fourth-Free Concert & Free Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2016 Gallatin County Fairgrounds Gianforte Family Foundation, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Presented with 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.


The Bozeman Symphony Endowment Fund

$20,000 and Up Ardi DeVries Robyn & Orville Erlenbush, ERA Landmark Michael & Cynthia Huempfner

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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

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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


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 2015-2016 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 Thomas and Dale Bray Janel Carino and Richard Wolff Jerry and Jan Cashman Bridget Cavanaugh and Arnie Duncan Jon Chaney Ron and Judy Clark Judy and David M. Cook, M.D. Bruce and Christie Copeland Richard and Anna Damon Brenda and Swep Davis Kirsten and Cara DeHaan Fred and Paula Deigert Joe and Kendall Dittmar 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 Rusty and Nancy Heymann Dennis and Katherine Hoffmann Cyndi & Michael Huempfner John and Donna Hunt Ileana Indreland and Michael Delaney Don and Sharon Tudor Isler Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell Mr. and Mrs. Brian King Judith 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 and David Genter Dori McTigue

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Special Guest: Alexander Markov, violin Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the world’s most captivating and versatile musicians. Whether performing as a soloist with prestigious orchestras at major concert halls around the world or playing at sports arenas in front of 25,000 people at the NBA game on his gold electric violin, Mr. Markov always makes an instant connection with his audiences. Lord Yehudi Menuhin has written, “He is without doubt one of the most brilliant and musical of violinists… Alexander Markov will certainly leave his mark on the music lovers of the world and in the annals of the violin virtuosi of our day.” Awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1987, Mr. Markov made his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall in 1983. A Gold Medal winner at the Paganini International Violin Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Montreal Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Mr. Markov has performed with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Franz Welser-Möst, and Ivan Fischer, and has shared stages with Martha Argerich and other luminaries. Current performance highlights include tonight’s headlining return performance with Matthew Savery performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as concerts with orchestras of Mexico, the U.S., and Europe. Mr. Markov has established a second-to-none reputation in the 19th-century romantic virtuoso repertoire. One of the few violinists in the world who performs the entire set of the 24 Paganini Caprices in a single recital, he is featured in the internationally acclaimed film about great violinists, The Art of Violin, directed by the legendary film director Bruno Monsaingeon. His CD release and the video of the 24 Paganini Caprices, distributed worldwide by Warner Classics International, caused a sensation and became a bestseller. In 2006 Warner released the long-awaited DVD of the 24 Paganini Caprices and it instantly became one of the bestselling classical DVDs on Amazon. Many caprices were posted by fans around the world on YouTube and some clips have two million hits. Mr. Markov’s musical journey goes far beyond his work as a classical violin soloist. While attending high school he discovered and fell in love with rock music—a love affair that merged with his first love, classical music, when he co-composed The Rock Concerto with James V. Remington, who also custom designed Mr. Markov’s gold, six-string electric violin. The new, patented electric violin is one-of-a-kind in the world and has a unique sound capable of creating the most extreme contrasts from the soft and sweet to the most powerful and dramatic. The vision of the project is to bridge a gap between rock and classical audiences closer together and to attract young people who otherwise never go to a symphony. The New York debut of The Rock Concerto was held at Carnegie Hall and sold-out weeks in advance. Mr. Markov continues to compose music that combines classical and rock genres together. Mr. Markov was born in Moscow and studied violin with his father, concert violinist Albert Markov. By the time he was eight years old he was already appearing as a soloist with orchestras and in double concertos with his father. The father and son team still perform together in duo program repertoire in concert halls worldwide. Mr. Markov emigrated to the U.S. with his parents and received his United States citizenship in 1982.


Program Notes by Matthew Savery PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade, Op. 48, in C major Born May 7, 1840, Votinsk, District of Viatka Died November 6, 1893, St. Petersburg In the fall of 1880, Tchaikovsky was writing the 1812 Overture at the same time as the Serenade for Strings. Both compositions have enjoyed different fame: the 1812 as a public anthem; the Serenade for its introspective, glistening beauty. Tchaikovsky had no particular regard for the Overture, which he dubbed “very loud and noisy.” The Serenade, on the other hand, was written from an “inner compulsion;” it was, he said, “a piece from the heart.” We are accustomed to passion and emotion in Tchaikovsky’s works—sometimes it can be extravagant—but in the Serenade the passion is contained by the introspective tone, which in turn seems to add to its intensity. While he said the first movement was his “homage to Mozart” and that he would be “delighted if I thought I had in any way approached my model,” we don’t need to trace the Mozartian echoes to feel the power generated by Tchaikovsky’s control of the energy and enthusiasm. As many have noted, the movement isn’t so much in the style of Mozart but rather it seems to be Tchaikovsky’s version of how Mozart might have written if he were composing in 1880. The movement stands on its own merits and is no less impressive for being “in the style of….” The second movement—often heard on its own—is a relaxing and playful movement in G major. It is a deserved favorite and there are shades of another aspect of Tchaikovsky’s work that are easy to imagine: you can almost see the balletic fairies waltzing across a stage. The third movement seems to evoke the more somber moods of his last three symphonies. The elegiac tone gains intensity when played with a more forward energy; played too slowly it can sometimes fall into sentimentality.

Many conductors will elide the third movement with the Finale. In effect, however, this last movement circles back, in tempo and shape, to the opening movement. Again, there is the playful melodic theme—in this movement based on a Russian folk song— which brings a unity to the whole Serenade before it ends in an emphatic and exuberant finale. TOMASO ANTONIO VITALI Chaconne for Violin and Strings in G minor Born March 7, 1663, Bologna Died May 9, 1745, Modena arr. ALBERT MARKOV Music historians disagree about whether Tomaso Antonio Vitali is the actual composer of the Chaconne, so the polite solution is to “attribute” it to him, as there seem to be no other plausible candidates. Whatever its genesis, what hasn’t been in dispute is its popularity as a piece for virtuoso violinists. Since the 19th century, when first presented by Ferdinand David, its performers have been among the who’s who of violinists: Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Sarah Chang, Francescatti, to name a few. It has also been performed in many forms: with organ, piano, string ensemble, or full orchestra. The arrangement by Albert Markov being performed today is for violin and strings. Markov said he wanted to make the Chaconne sound “more like the Baroque” than it does with the “standard violin-piano version.” The form of the Chaconne is a theme and variations over a simple harmonic progression or bass line. Alexander Markov has said that what attracts him to this piece is not only its virtuosic quality, but also the “organic and energetic interaction between the solo violin and orchestra.” It also marks his place in the long performance history of the piece, which began with Vitali who was born in 1663 in Bologna. The actual first performance is unknown but it was probably with the Este court orchestra where Vitali was both a violinist and


eventually orchestra director. Vitali died in 1745 and the Chaconne is his most famous composition, even though it lay dormant for at least another century. One of the sources of disagreement about in which period it was composed comes from the awkward facts of its modulation and tonal sophistication— not typical of 17th and 18th-century style. And even though the piece is in G minor it also reaches unlikely keys such as B-flat minor, F minor, E-flat major, A minor, and D-sharp minor, hardly typical of the Baroque style. ANTONIO VIVALDI Le Quattro Staggioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 (The Four Seasons) Born March 4, 1678 in Venice Died probably July 26 or 27, 1741 You can’t mistake Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for any other piece of music. Its freshness and optimism have made it an enduring classic and, as one commentator has noted, ”the most popular piece of classical music in the world.” Its brilliance and originality are a testimony to Vivaldi’s ability to write heartfelt music. This piece is not only popular with audiences, but performers as well, who love it for its creative integration of the violin soloist and the orchestra (it is, after all, a Concerto for Violin.) Rather than a soloist backed up by an orchestra, Vivaldi has written many sections textured as duets and trios. Yet he still maintains it as a showcase for a true virtuoso violinist. It is also an early example of program music because of its inclusion of a sonnet— probably written by Vivaldi— for each season. The sonnets don’t pretend to be profound. Instead, they match the mood of each season and the music creates their rhythm: rebirth, growth, harvest, repose. The sonnets are, in fact, purely Pastoral: bucolic shafts of light shone on the idyllic countryside and the idealized lives of shepherds and nymphs intertwined with winding streams, meadows, and bird song. The worst that happens in this world is a violent hailstorm, or cold winds and slippery ice. The best is the song and dance after

the harvest where “the cup of Bacchus flows freely.” By the time the Four Seasons was written, the Pastoral tradition had become nostalgia (and had yet to evolve into the criticism of modern life that was Romanticism.) The sadness in the music perhaps evokes the loss of a simpler and more natural time. The music and sonnets take us into this time. In Spring we have murmuring streams, caressing breezes, flower-strewn meadows, and a sleeping goat-herd with his faithful dog. And, “led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds lightly dance beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.” This was a mythological time, yet the music paints the scene without sentimentality. In Autumn, after the Allegro celebrating the harvest with song and dance, the Adagio molto movement slows the pulse and the halting rhythms invite “all to sleep without a care.” And even in Winter, with snow, biting winds, and slippery ice, “resting contentedly beside the hearth” brings its own delights. The Four Seasons had been but one of Vivaldi’s major successes of his prolific composing and performing career, but towards the end he had steadily faded from public favor. He left his native city of Venice in 1740 and not much is known of his final year. He probably died in poverty and was buried in an unmarked grave outside Vienna on July 28, 1741. Except for some interest from scholars and some musicians (J.S. Bach among them), he and his music disappeared from the public consciousness for 200 years. The Four Seasons was revived in the 20th century.


Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell

are delighted to support Maestro Savery and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra. They enrich the lives of all who share their passion for great music in our community.


featuring special guest Alexander Markov, violin Serenade, Op. 48, in C major

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

I. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina II. Walzer III. Elegie IV. Finale (Tema Russo)

Chaconne for Violin and Strings in G minor

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663–1745) arr. Albert Markov

Intermission

Le Quattro Staggioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1–4 (The Four Seasons) I. La Primavera, RV 269, E major (Spring) 1. Allegro 2. Largo 3. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

II. L’Estate, RV 315, G minor (Summer) 1. Allegro non molto—Allegro 2. Adagio 3. Presto III. L’Autunno, RV 293, F major (Autumn) 1. Allegro 2. Adagio molto 3. Allegro IV. L’Inverno, RV 297, F minor (Winter) 1. Allegro non molto 2. Largo 3. Allegro

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Concert Sponsored by Mountain Hot Tub Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:30pm Concert Sponsored by Bruce Jodar and Kimberlie Birdwell Please join Maestro Savery, Alexander Markov and the Bozeman Symphony Musicians following the concerts: Saturday at 14 North, 14 N. Church Avenue Sunday at Holiday Inn, 5 E. Baxter Lane Unauthorized use of cameras or recording devices during performances is strictly forbidden


Sponsor a Musician:

The directors and musicians of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir thank all the generous patrons who donate to the Sponsor a Musician Campaign! Maestro

Helen D. Van Dyke King

Choir Conductor

Carolyn & Dan Hopper

Symphonic Choir

Bobb Beehler Rich & Jill Brauss Patricia Spurr Les & Susan AuCoin Stacy AuCoin, soprano Charles & Maureen Poremba Alto Section Huguette Coghlan Sara Herdina, soprano Erin G. Pepus Mike Beehler, bass & Sharon Beehler, soprano Deborah & Ty VanKempen Rachel Vankempen- Fryling, soprano Ann W. Restvedt J. Penny Oliver & Robert C. Hall Gloria Zimmer

Upper Strings

Keith & Mary Kothman

Lower Strings Gloria Zimmer

Upper & Lower Strings Dr. Kenneth & Carol Zahn

Violin I

Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin Emily Paris-Martin Tom & Barbara Mack Mary Kothman Jack & Barbara Kligerman Kayla Mallory Julie Videon Sharon Eversman Mary Anne Nielson Huguette Coghlan Sharon Eversman

Violin continued… Paul Visscher Sharon Eversman Dan & Toby Rieder George McClure Sharon Eversman Marge Dogterom

Violin II

Ken & Judy Weaver Ian Nicklin Jim & Inge Logar Rebekah Mohr Lawrence & Linda Robin Ian Nicklin Theodore Williams Ian Nicklin Karen Smalley Jessica Kelly Sal & Carol G. Lalani Spencer Doerksen

Viola

Cyndi & Michael Huempfner Anna Jesaitis Doris Ward David & Deborah Peters Bina Peters Jack & Barbara Kligerman Caitlin Pafford Nancy & Tom Danaher Patricia Gates Bliss & Marcia McCrum Patricia Gates Al & Ellen Jesaitis Anna Jesaitis Stephanie Alexander Madeleine Price Priscilla & Richard Dysart Pat Gates

Cello

Jim & Pam Van Lopik Lisa Woidtke Victoria Ryan & Paul Martin Charlie Martin Gary & Pauline Sager Julia Cory Slovarp

Cello continued… David & Teri Ball Diana Blank Ink Outside the Box Chandra Lind Rob & Lynn Maher Julia Cory Slovarp Philip & Joan Cory Julia Cory Slovarp Gwen & Stephen Boone Bärbel Pafford

String Bass

Doug & Henrietta Gale April Cooper Chuck & Sally Broughton Scott Stebbins Jan & Jim Schwartz April Cooper Cynthia Strobel Samantha Vetter George McClure Jon Ford George McClure Samantha Vetter Sal & Carol G. Lalani Max Johnson Margot Aserlind Anna Hatcher

Woodwinds

Dave & Rusty Swingle

Flute

Don & Barb Bishop Kerri Brown El’n Marie Brown Kerri Brown Dave & Rusty Swingle Sue Makeever

Piccolo

Jeff & Anne Marie Reider


Sponsor a Musician: Clarinet

George McClure Greg Young John Sacklin & Mary Hektner Greg Young

Bassoon

Nancy & Tom Danaher Paul Gates Bliss & Marcia McCrum Paul Gates Anne F. Cooper Alan Leech Priscilla & Richard Dysart Paul Gates Carolyn & Dan Hopper Alan Leech

Brass Section

Deborah Goltz Anna K. Holstrom

French Horn

Jack & Barbara Kligerman Jamie DesEnfants Georgia & John Simkins Amber Greymorning Dori McTigue Sherry Linnerooth R. Gilette & S. Hinkins Greg Notess Joyce Grande

Trumpet

Trombone

Judy Worley Virginia Bratton

Percussion

Loren & Evelyn Acton Jeff Vick

Harp

Smart Home Systems Inc. Angela Espinosa

Joan & Bruce McNab Dan Wood Frisby Family Fun-dation Jerry Makeever Randy & Sandy Sullivan Thomas Lee Gloria Zimmer Carolyn & Dan Hopper Jerry Makeever

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Free Family Concert

Concert sponsored by: Barnard Construction, Dr. William & Carol Mealer, Montana Cultural Trust, Public Value Partnership, Montana Arts Council

Saturday, February 13th 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Willson Auditorium

Special Guest: Dr. Jack Horner Reserve Tickets Now: call 585-9774 or online, www.bozemansymphony.org


2015-2016 Symphony Volunteers: Beth Boyson & James Gugliemo, Head Ushers Jennifer Funk & Glennis Rogers, Concessions Treats for Tickets: Chief Joseph Middle School, Saddle Peak Elementary, Anderson School, LaMotte School, Sacajawea Middle School, & Bozeman Homeschoolers Gary Bachman Carol Barmore Jenny Beard Janelle Booth Chelsea Bourque Beth Boyson Nan Brandenbergerpayne Roger & Noreen Breeding Kerri Brown Tina Buckingham April & James Buonamici Erica Burrell Connie Cade John & Mary Ann Childs Cindy Christin Brian Close Carol Code Huguette Coghlan Betsy Cordes Vida Coulter Bebe Crouse Colleen Curry Patricia DeWitt Marie Doubrava Iris & Eddie Driscoll Steve Durbin Joanna Ellison Erik Emery Tamara Farr Kenje Fehlberg Stephany Flakker Jaime & Keith Foster Nate Fryling Jennifer Funk Kate Gardner Dave & Sandra Gaskin Pat & Paul Gates Jane & David Gentholts Gene Goldenfeld Ken Green Mary Jo Gregory James Guglielmo Edy Harrington Iris Harrington Elizabeth Harris Elliot Harrison Grace Holiday Eileen Hosking Jill & Keith Houdashelt Andria Huntsinger Tracie Jenkins Beth Johnson Emily Johnson Deb Katz Michelina Kazeminejad

Jessica & Madie Kelly David King Lynn Kinnaman Rich Kniffin Myra Lane Cheryl Larson Annika Lawrence Erick Lawrence Martin Lawrence Verena Lawrence Michele Letendre Chandra Lind Scott Linnerooth Debbie Livermore LaVerne MacDonald Sue & Jerry Makeever Myriah Marsh Charlie Martin Paul Martin & Vicki Ryan Steve Marty Marlene Mazuranich Susan McCauley Carole McClean Susan McConnell Doris McTigue Christa Merzdorf Jenna Milcot Sharon Morris Sharon Morrow Candace Moyer Connie Murray Christine Nilsson Dyann O’Brian Joyce Olson Rick & Nancy Ojala Chelsea & Anthony Overbeeke Sammylu Parsons Eve Parry Mark Payne Ryan Philips Leona Poritz Neil Poulsen Pam Poulsen Lynda & Richard Reiley Edie Renner RoseAnn Revel Allison Reynolds Cindy & Charles Richardson Kassidy Rispens Gretchen Rupp Martin Ryan Elaine Samuelson Alyce Schultz Peggy Schwan Elly Schwarzkopf

Joyce Shepard Gonnie Siebel Teri Sinpoli Carla Smith Shannon Smith Raha Sovereign Willa Jean Speegle Ellen Stephenson Lisa Storey David Summerfield Barbara Summers Rusty Swingle Pat Templin Lucille Teselle Karen Tinnes Ginny Traeger Delorse Tschider Sandy Underwood Kristina Urband Kathy VanDyke Rachel VanKempenFryling Coleman Vick Karla Visser Mary Walters Carol Weaver RenĂŠe Westlake Suzanne Winchester Lisa Woidtke Leslie Woodland Janet Zimmerman Levi Zimmerman


The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Violin I

Carrie Krause, Concertmaster Mary Kamack Kothman ♫ Pico Alt Cami Kohler James Olson Chelsea Lind

Violin II

Ian Nicklin, Principal Amy Leister, Assistant Principal Shannon Smith Jill Roberts Kayla Mallory Kira Engle

Viola

Anna Jesaitis, Principal Bina Peters, Assistant Principal Madeleine Price Caitlin Pafford Patricia Gates

Harpsichord

Laurel Yost, Principal ♫

♫ MSU School of Music faculty

Cello

Chandra Lind, Principal Julia Cory Slovarp, Assistant Principal ♫ Charlie Martin Morgan Araujo

Bass

Jon Ford, Principal April Cooper

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Tuning into the Orchestra: Anna Jesaitis, viola Anna Jesaitis is the Principal Viola of the Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera Orchestra and Montana Ballet Company Orchestra. An active performer, Anna has served as Principal Viola of the IU Symphony, IU Chamber Orchestra and Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. She has also served as Assistant Principal Viola of the chamber orchestras of Oberlin and Northwestern and the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, for which she received a full Aspen Music Festival Fellowship. Her work in the field of Early Music has included study of the Baroque viola at Oberlin and participation in the Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF) as a violist in both the Festival and Opera Orchestras. As a soloist, Anna was most recently featured in a performance with the MSU Symphony of Daniel Bukvich’s Viola Concerto and with the Bozeman Symphonic Choir in Whitbourn’s Luminosity. She is proud to play a viola made by renowned New York City luthier Guy Rabut, whose violas are also played by many members of the New York Philharmonic. Anna holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Viola Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied with Erika Eckert, for whom she also served for three years as a Teaching Assistant. Her dissertation was a resource guide for Suzuki violin and viola teachers of historical backgrounds for the Suzuki Violin and Viola School repertoire. Prior to attending CU, Anna studied with Alan de Veritch for her Master of Music in Viola Performance at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music under Peter Slowik, with whom she also studied for a year at the Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Illinois. She is also a graduate of Bozeman High School and her career as a musician was started in the fifth grade orchestra program in the Bozeman Public Schools. A dedicated teacher, Anna has twenty years of experience teaching students from age 3 - adult both violin and viola and currently maintains a large and active studio is Bozeman. While earning her DMA, she taught a studio of 50 students for one of the largest and most prestigious Suzuki programs on the Front Range, Boulder Suzuki Strings. She established a program for young, beginning violists within Boulder Suzuki that has garnered much praise and greatly increased enthusiasm for the viola among young students. She has received extensive training in violin and viola pedagogy through a formal Suzuki apprenticeship with William Starr, an internationally renowned pedagogue and pioneer of the Suzuki teaching movement within the United States. In addition, at IU she had the privilege of studying violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Brenda Brenner through their pedagogy program conducted in conjunction with the Indiana University String Academy, one of the finest programs in the country for the training of young string players. Anna has also been a member the viola faculty at MSU and the violin and viola faculty of the CU Continuing Studies division, the Indianapolis Academy of Music and the Oberlin Supervised Student Teacher Program. Her students have been awarded leadership roles in their school and youth orchestras, the Montana All-State Orchestra and have been accepted to college and graduate school as music majors. In her free time, Anna enjoys running, cross-country skiing and genealogical research, particularly that of her Lithuanian heritage. Her other passion in life, alongside music, is horses. She owns a 17-hand Thoroughbred hunter-jumper named Memphis and was a member of the Oberlin College and IU Equestrian Teams.


Saturday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6th 2:30 p.m. Willson Auditorium

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Special Guest: Eric Ruske, Saturday concert sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank Reception follows:

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French Horn

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Sunday concert sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Reception follows:

Plonk Wine,

29 E. Main Street

Eugene Onegin: Polonaise Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concerto, Horn, No. 3, K. 447, E-flat major W.A. Mozart Villanelle Paul Dukas Symphony No. 5, op. 47, D minor Dmitri Shostakovich


The Bozeman Symphony 2015 - 2016 Season Donors

Conductor’s Circle ($25,000 & up) Anonymous Tim & Mary Barnard Pat Donehoo Klein & Karen Gilhousen, the Gilhousen Family Foundation

Reier Broadcasting Company KBOZ Radio Stations Thomas J. Scanlin Jim & Bea Taylor Dick Walter, American Bank

Premier ($10,000 to $24,999) Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell Jack & Bernice Burns Montana Arts Council The DeHaan & Livingston Houses Judith E. King

Sal & Carol Lalani,

in memory of Shane Glenn Lalani

Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch

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Cyndi & Michael Huempfner Dr. William & Carol Mealer Don & Marilyn Murdock Denis & Barbara Prager Stephanie Pressley, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Cliff & Laura Schutter Michael Sosinsky, Bozeman Audi Jim & Valerie Webster

Guarantor ($2,000 to $4,999) Doug & Jeanie Badenoch, Wine Gallery Bob Beehler Jerry & Jan Cashman Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Mr. & Mrs. Ron & Judy Clark David M. Cook, M.D. Robyn & Orville Erlenbush, ERA Landmark Real Estate First Security Bank Dan & Jan Himsworth, Allegra Jerome R. & Barbara Glickman Mrs. R. F. Graff John Jr. & Kiku Hanes Nancy Heymann Michael & Cyndi Huempfner Mr. & Mrs. Brian King Shirley & Kelly King, Mountain Hot Tub

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Sustainer ($1,200 to $1,999) Clyde Aspevig & Carol Guzman Ramona Marotz-Baden & John Baden Dr. Roger & Lynne Barnes Dr. Richard & Carol Belgrad Heather Bellamy, Northwestern Energy Tom Bergsland Paul Bertelli Bobby Bjork Thomas & Dale Bray Sherry Brown Chris & Mary Ann Bulger Jon Chaney Janel Carino & Richard Wolff Ron & Judy Clark Bruce & Christie Copeland Fred & Paula Deigert Elise R. Donohue Susan L. Eckert Pat & Susan Ellis Andrew Field, Printing For Less Paul & Patricia Gates Susan Gibb & Ric Tieman Ileana Indreland & Michael Delaney Don & Sharon Tudor Isler Jerrold & Margaret Johnson “i� & Beau Kitahara Tom & Dee Ann Langel, Amerimont Real Estate Dr. Mick & Holly Lifson Robert C. Maher & Lynn Peterson-Maher Lorelyn & Jason Mayr, Media Works

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Presenter ($1,000 to $1,199) Lois M. & John D. Armstrong II Jennifer Buchanan, Payne West Insurance Kenneth Danhof & Mary Gerlach Robert & Kathryn Earley Norman & Susie Fleet Gary & Ann Hammond, Hammond Music Services

Nancy Heymann Alan & Jean Kahn Leo Proxell, Holy Rosary Parish Dr. Charles F. & Kathy Rinker Michael T. Sedlak Camie Smith

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Contributor ($500 to $999) Walter Ainsworth Margot L. Aserlind Dr. Steve & Ingrid Ashmore Les & Susan AuCoin Ron Batchelor Joanne & Billy Berghold Black Bull Golf Course Kathy Bowman Tom & Nancy Danaher Richard & Anna Damon Thomas & Sharon Eversman,

in memory of Chris Soper

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Patron ($250 to $499) Michael & Pam Alvord Bill & Kathy Anderson Terry Anderson Tony & Martha Biel Diana Blank Charles O. & Sally Broughton Gary & Ingrid Buehler,

in memory of Arthur Nielsen

Yvonne Brutger Anne Cooper Jeff Cotterell, Terrell’s Office Machines, Inc. Tyler & Sarah Dann C. Brooke & Kornelia Dormire Mary K. Grande Rick Sanders & Janet Hand Bill & Janne Hayward Patrick & Dr. Carol T. Hemingway Ron & Patty Hinds John & Jane Hodges Monica Guenther & Terry Anderson Beth Kaeding Matt Kemmer Michael Mahler, in loving memory of Ellie Mahler

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Supporter ($100 to $249) Craig A. Adams,

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in memory of Sharon Paris

in memory of Arthur Nielsen

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in memory of Sharon Paris

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Donor ($50 to $99) Beth Antonopulos Susan Bedell Stephanie Breen Rich & Jill Brauss William H. & Marilyn Burr Susan E. Carroll Frank A. & Marilyn Carter Lee & Ann Chase Tanya Cowling Sheryl Dettmann Kate & Greg Fornasiero,

Linda Kautzmann,

Patricia Gamble Pete & Julie Geddes Gill & Nancy Geesey Frances Goosey Kaaren Jacobson Gordon Johnson, Great Falls Symphony Jerrold & Margaret Johnson

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in memory of Sharon Paris

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in memory of Pat Hansen

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Elise Donohue: A Remembrance

On May 21, 2015 the Bozeman Symphony, as well as all of us who love this community and value its artistic and cultural vibrancy, lost a true friend and champion. Elise Donohue: friend, neighbor, and generous underwriter of many of the things we value in our community, passed away that day, leaving us all in shock and mourning. Elise Rosenberry Donohue, a Minnesota native and great granddaughter of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the timber baron, spent 39 years cattle ranching and raising horses on her ranch west of Clyde Park. In many ways, she was worldly and sophisticated but at core, she was modest and down-to-earth, out pitching hay and feeding her horses on cold, windy Montana mornings, and joining friends for regular lunches at the Clyde Park Tavern. Although she received most of her medical care in Bozeman or out of state, she recently made a very generous gift to Livingston HealthCare toward the building of its new hospital and clinic. The reason? Because she wanted to make sure that her rancher friends and neighbors would have ready access to high quality health care. In addition to supporting the Bozeman Symphony, Elise almost singlehandedly rescued the Ellen Theatre from the wrecking ball. She was a major underwriter of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and Shakespeare in the Schools, and a significant supporter of the Museum of the Rockies, the Intermountain Opera, and the Kaleidoscope Youth Theater among many other organizations that serve our community. Elise was also a major donor to Montana State University, including a lead gift toward the University’s American Indian Center. Her friends and neighbors, without exception, loved Elise and will miss her. But those of us who knew of her many quiet and generous contributions to the arts are deeply saddened. We have lost one of our greatest patrons. We will miss Elise more than we can say; she was a great soul. Denis J. Prager Member, Board of Directors

Barbara M. Prager


Fiddles, Harps and Shamrocks

An Evening with

Mark S. Doss Wednesday, April 6th 7:30 p.m. Ellen Theater

Fundraiser for the Bozeman Symphony

Wednesday, March 16 Thursday, March 17 The Food Studio

Premium and General seating available. Premium seating is limited and includes admission to the pre-concert reception.

Concert Sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell

Reserve Tickets Now: call 585-9774 or online, www.bozemansymphony.org

Reserve Tickets Now: call 585-9774 or online, bozemansymphony.org


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