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A MAGAZINE FOR THE PATRONS OF

THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN

What happens on stage during the Holiday Spectacular— a one-of-a-kind, Broadway-inspired theatrical production— is nothing short of magical.The behind-the-scenes effort is just as spectacular. Overture offers an inside look. Plus: “Holiday Spectacular By-the-Numbers” BY SARAH ACHENBACH

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Spectacular star Sandi Patty, whose family includes eight kids, tells why Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.

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ONE ON ONE

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Dear Friends, I am truly delighted to join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as its new President and CEO. My family and I moved from Seattle to Baltimore in October, and already we’ve come to appreciate the welcoming spirit of this community. We are looking forward to exploring the city, the surrounding areas and the richness of culture they have to offer. One of the cultural treasures of our city and state is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I am particularly excited to be part of the Orchestra at this point in its history when Maestra Marin Alsop is taking the podium as the next Music Director. She is poised to lead the BSO in new artistic directions that I know will delight our audiences at home and garner national and international attention. My family and I are also looking forward to the BSO Holiday Spectacular, Baltimore’s newest and most extravagant holiday tradition. It created quite a buzz in its debut season last year and is sure to become Baltimore’s favorite holiday entertainment for years to come. Under the artistic direction of Jack Everly, the BSO’s Principal Pops Conductor, the Meyerhoff has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and the performances are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this season’s BSO Holiday Spectacular. Happy Holidays!

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BSO Board of Directors 2006-2007 Season OFFICERS Michael G. Bronfein Chairman A.G.W. Biddle III Vice Chair Ambassador Susan G. Esserman Vice Chair Lainy LeBow-Sachs Vice Chair Jeffrey F. Liss, Esq. Vice Chair John A. MacColl Vice Chair Andrew A. Stern Vice Chair Kathleen A. Chagnon, Esq. Vice Chair & Secretary Charles O. Monk II, Esq. Vice Chair & Treasurer BOARD MEMBERS Robert L. Bogomolny Anthony S. Brandon Ellyn L. Brown, Esq. Ralph A. Brunn Andrew A. Buerger Dr. Evart F. Cornell President, Baltimore Symphony Associates Robert B. Coutts Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr. Alan S. Edelman Jan K. Guben John P. Hollerbach Beth J. Kaplan Murray M. Kappelman, M.D.

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Magic happen What happens on stage during the Holiday Spectacular—a one-of-a-kind, Broadwayinspired theatrical production— is nothing short of magical. The behind-the-scenes effort is just as spectacular. Overture takes a look at the talent and time it takes to create the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s new yuletide tradition. PETER MILLER/JUPITER IMAGES

By Sarah Achenbach

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Magic happen Some people take a cue from the department stores and kick off their holiday planning at Halloween. Others revel in the last-minute frenzy of mid-December. Then there’s Jack Everly, Artistic Director and Conductor for the Holiday Spectacular and BSO Principal Pops Conductor. Last December, as the curtain fell on Opening Night of the inaugural Holiday Spectacular, he enjoyed the applause, congratulated the cast, and then immediately began planning for the 2006 production. In winter and early spring, as visions of sugarplums dance in Everly’s head—along with musical accompaniment, staging, and costuming ideas—he gathers his artistic team from among the country’s most talented theatrical veterans. Director David Levy has written and directed numerous national theatrical and symphonic pops productions including A Salute to 100 Years for Broadway Cares. Scenic designer Gregory Hill, CenterStage’s costume designer David Burdick, and choreographer Jennifer Ladner each add their artistic expertise, and the BSO’s own Dori Armor—the Holiday Spectacular executive producer—coordinates all the pieces and players. By early summer, the team begins designing and producing the show. No detail is overlooked—from the period costumes in this year’s new production number, the nostalgic 1940s Christmas “Radio Broadcast,” to the eggnog and

cookies in the lobby. Auditions for the chorus and principal dancers are held in the fall. After rehearsing as separate groups throughout the fall, the full cast comes together on December 7 for a week of all-day rehearsals in the Meyerhoff leading up to Opening Night. “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” and the kick line of tap-dancing Santas were so well-received in 2005 that they are back for a reprise, but everything else is new. This year’s host, Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty, lends her golden voice and unforgettable stage presence, while “Piano Juggler” Dan Menendez adds the laughs. “Changing the show each season makes it a new and exciting experience for our audiences,” says Everly. It’s a collective commitment that makes a singular statement. “Our Holiday Spectacular is unique in that all of the audience’s holiday favorites are performed not only by dancers and singers, but by an entire symphony orchestra,” says Everly. “It is thrilling for me to experience the Meyerhoff filled with children and adults enjoying the magical music of the season as only a cast of 64, plus our own Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, can perform it.”

Setting the Mood This past summer, production designer Gregory Hill sat in a meeting, listening to ideas for the look of the show. Sketches of a collage of nostalgic holiday images and a snowy Baltimore streetscape were debated. Then he remembered the photograph. A self-described pack rat, Hill has a vast collection of design images that he uses for inspiration. Included in the stash is a photo

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of Christmas ornaments that he shot more than a decade ago. “I used to love taking close-up photos of decorated Christmas trees so the ornaments become huge and you really see all the reflected light and colors. Then I had an idea to take a photo of a mass of ornaments by themselves,” says Hill. “I’ve always wanted to use it some way and this just clicked.” The shimmering metallics of his photograph have been reproduced digitally—and dramatically—on a curtain by i.weiss, a New York City company that creates curtains for Broadway shows. It’s one of four curtains (including one that’s computer-controlled) Hill has designed to highlight the proscenium or “portal” that creates a frame for the typically open Meyerhoff stage. “I knew enough from working with Jack and David before to get the taste level and feel they wanted,” he says. “What I didn’t know was the space. I was incredibly impressed with the Meyerhoff but wasn’t sure how we were going to turn it into a proscenium stage. Our goal was to create a picture that didn’t have anything to do with the hall’s wood and spare lines, and create something lush and lavish.” A veteran of film, theater, and television work, Hill is no stranger to designing unforgettable moods. He has worked as art director on TV’s Law & Order shows and as assistant art director on the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada. But for Hill, designing holiday-themed stage productions is a welcome distraction: “Working on a film can be a corporate feeling. Doing theater is much more fun and hands-on. With a holiday show, you can let your imagination go wild. Your design is not grounded in reality—it’s all fantasy and fun.” Carrying out his one-of-a-kind artistic vision falls to Annie Applegarth, the BSO’s Director of

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Operations and the Holiday Spectacular’s production manager. Her job is to search out the craftspeople that will bring Hill’s designs to life, and as a Baltimore native, she likes to keep it local. Since September, craftspeople at the Baltimore Opera Company’s shop have been constructing most of the sets and props. “We could have sent it out to shops in New York or New Jersey Join us in the lobby during intermission that build sets for for a host of special holiday treats! Broadway, but we Hot chocolate wanted to keep Wassail people working in Gingerbread cookies Baltimore,” says Assorted holiday sweets Applegarth. “The Opera shop has a talented stage crew, so we opted Take home a memory of your Spectacular to have them build the risers and set experience! Have your photo taken in the pieces.” The scope lobby by the Baltimore Symphony Associates of her work and its and it will be inserted in a holiday card to scale keeps things display in your home. Proceeds go to benefit interesting. For example, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra the 40-foot Nutcrackers Education Programs. flanking the main curtain were created by a local sculptor who sprayed Styrofoam around a general shape, then carved and painted the details of the iconic holiday image. In late November, Applegarth’s five-person stage management staff and 28 stage crew members go into overdrive, working three days straight in rolling shifts to erect the set. Rehearsals and performances are just as grueling, with numerous set and costume changes and lighting

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Magic happen cues for 177 conventional (non-moving) fixtures and 37 moving light fixtures. It’s the largest production the BSO will undertake during the entire concert season, but Applegarth is quick to point out that it’s a lot of fun and hugely satisfying. “Our crew is very excited,” she says. “We have a great time doing this. With the Holiday Spectacular, we’re creating a tradition for Baltimore—something that will outlive us and that our children can enjoy with their children.”

Lending a Voice At 17, Steffan Carter is the youngest member of the Holiday Spectacular’s 24-member professional chorus, drawn from Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Don’t mistake his age for inexperience, though. Audiences around Baltimore have been enjoying the rich timbre of his bass/baritone for years. A member of the Bethel AME Church choir since age 3, Carter sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera Vivente in fall 2005 while a senior at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Today he studies voice at the Peabody Institute on a full scholarship. This marks his second year with the show, having performed last year as part of the chorus along with other students from the BSA chorus. On the bill was “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” a gospel favorite that Carter had performed often at his church. When the teen auditioned for the piece’s solo, says the BSO’s Armor, “We knew right away that

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Steffan was it. He’s incredibly poised for his age and has a great presence,” she says. “His solo stopped the show every performance.” For Carter, the opportunity meant much more than the chance to sing alone on a wellknown stage. “In the lobby after the show, younger people asked for my autograph, and I realized that I was a role model,” he says. “That’s my dream, to be a role model to young people who have been told that they can’t succeed and to show them that you can be all you can be with what you’ve been given.” This September, busy with vocal classes at Peabody, he hadn’t heard anything about the 2006 auditions. “The day before the auditions, Mr. Cantrell [Carter’s vocal coach at Peabody] called me. He said just to sing what you know, so I sang ‘The Vagabond’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a very dramatic, very low piece. When the call came two weeks later, I was extremely excited.” Prior to full-cast rehearsals, the chorus rehearses on average 150 hours. This year, traditional, seasonal favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Carol of the Bells” mix with newer selections like “Seasons of Love,” the soul-stirring anthem from the hit musical and film Rent.

Moving the Holiday Spirit The early October skies outside the dance studio were gray and dreary, a sharp contrast to the vibrant energy of the dozens of high school students being put through their paces by Jennifer Ladner, choreographer for the Holiday Spectacular. Pointe shoes, tap shoes, ballet shoes, and leg warmers littered the edges of the studio, while taped music from the show filled the room. From the ranks of the talented sopho-

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with Pera and her BSA colleagues to rehearse the mores, jundances at the school for sequence and style— iors and senall while rehearsing for the BSA’s full-scale iors carefully Nutcracker performances and a following her November BSO family concert, attendevery step, ing classes, and doing homework. Ladner and When they join the BSO on the Norma Pera, the Meyerhoff stage, they’re performanceBaltimore School for ready. “The level of professionalism and the Art’s Director of Dance, talent in this school is so very imprescast 28 students to serve as the principal dancers sive,” notes Ladner. “Norma and her staff for the show. While a few professional chorus give these students such members do some movement, wonderful training and it is the students who provide “With the Holiday the dancing expertise for the Spectacular, we’re creating guidance. The students are so Spectacular. a tradition for Baltimore fortunate to work with a symphony orchestra and professionLadner, an alumna of the —something that will al chorus. Students in other Arizona Ballet Theatre, Dance outlive us and that our cities don’t always get anywhere Kaleidoscope, and the children can enjoy with near this experience.” Gregory Hancock Dance The BSA’s Pera heartily Theatre, arrives in town for their children.” agrees: “Our students know it’s the three-day audition in —Annie Applegarth a real honor to perform with October with choreography the BSO. They learn how to do dramatic stage well in hand. “David Levy has a specific idea in movements, work with a dresser, stage manager mind [for the dances],” she explains. “We go into and lighting director. For me as a teacher, it’s the studio together and banter back and forth to important that they learn to be as versatile as create the steps.” Dance numbers include ballet, possible and that their horizons be as expanded as tap, a Latin dance party, and what Ladner calls a they can be. An artist can only give back what “Will Rogers Follies-type of dance.” they know.” After auditions are over, she returns to For Ladner, a 15-year veteran of yuletide proBaltimore in November and again for the full-cast grams around the country, the satisfaction comes rehearsals to “tweak and refine things and really from watching a city embrace the production. get that Rockette-quality and extra sparkle,” she says. Pera is responsible for re-staging and rehears- “Something magical happens when a show like this is performed,” she says. “You’re never sure ing the show’s ballet number, “Carol of the Bells.” with the first year how it will turn out until Last year, the BSO commissioned BSA alumnus Keith Thomas, a member of the Towson University Opening Night. It’s a heartwarming show, and Baltimore is such a warm, embracing city, so it’s dance faculty, to choreograph the dance. the perfect combination.” Leading up to December, the students work

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Estimated attendance for the 2006 Holiday Spectacular

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Q. You’ve been recording Christmas albums for a couple of decades now. Is Christmas your favorite holiday? A. I do love Christmas so much. I love what

it means. People are just a little kinder at Christmas. Everybody slows their world down just a little bit. It truly is my favorite time of the year. Q. So about what time does the Christmas spirit kick in for you—Thanksgiving? Halloween? A. Actually, it’s Labor Day. What we’re doing

this year is, after Halloween, we’re going to put our Christmas tree up. We’re going to get it up early because usually Christmas is such a busy time. If we wait until after Thanksgiving, we’re throwing tinsel on the tree on about the 24th. So we thought this year, let’s put the tree up when it’s not as crazy, then we can enjoy it for a while.

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Q. You have a blended family, and your book is called Life in the Blender. What’s your secret to finding balance? A. I don’t know that there’s any secret, but

you’ve got to have a sense a humor. And not everything is a battle. When you have eight kids, their personal integrity and their character—those kinds of things are the battle zones, and not so much if their hair is red today and blond tomorrow. Those kinds of things we can let go.

Sandi Patty In her 25-year career, acclaimed vocalist Sandi Patty has released 24 albums, won numerous Grammy and Dove awards, and been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Author of Life in the Blender, a book about balancing work and family, Patty has a “blended” family herself—she and her husband have eight kids between them! Host of this year’s Holiday Spectacular, Patty let us in on why she loves Christmas so much. Interview by Catherine Pierre

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Q. Do you have favorite holiday recordings by other musicians? A. I absolutely love Karen Carpenter. My

favorite is a CD from a Christian group called Avalon, and it is just absolutely fantastic. I love that one. We listen to Mannheim Steamroller. And Kenny G has a beautiful CD. Q. The Holiday Spectacular sounds like quite a show. A. It is going to be a magnificent show. Jack

Everly, who is the conductor, is a dear friend, a fantastic musician, and a wonderful conductor. We truly have a great, great time. The evening is going to be packed full of holiday favorites and fun moments. We do “Jingle Bells” but visit it with a lot of different musical styles. There’s dancing, and you have all those tapping Santas. It’s just fantastic. Q. It must take a lot of preparation to bring all of that together. A. It definitely rivals what happens on

Broadway around the holidays. To have that kind of excellence, it does take a lot of rehearsal, a lot of practice, a lot of preparation. Jack just has a magical way of pulling it all together.

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Q. At what point does it go from work to fun? A. You know what? It’s always fun. Even the

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Q. So how do you throw a holiday into all of that? A. We all enjoy being together so much. That’s

one of the things we look forward to—that in the hustle and bustle of this crazy life, we look forward to a lot of great family time at the Christmas holiday. Q. Do you have a favorite Christmas song? A. I suppose “O, Holy Night” ranks up there as

one of my favorites. I remember as a girl that my dad sang that. He has a beautiful tenor voice, and he was the music director at our church for all my growing up years. And I just loved hearing him sing that song. So when I got old enough and made my first Christmas record, I most definitely wanted to put that on there.

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SuperPops Concert

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Maureen McGovern: With a Song in My Heart – The Music of Richard Rogers

Souvenirs and Strings

Fri/Sat, Jan 19/20, 8 pm; Sun, Jan 21, 3 pm Jack Everly, conductor

Thur, Feb 1, 2 pm Andrew Constantine, conductor Kenneth Tarver, tenor Philip Munds, horn

Maureen McGovern’s sensational movie, music, stage and screen career has spanned three decades. Led by Jack Everly, she brings her “Stradivarius Voice” to the BSO SuperPops for a truly memorable performance featuring music from South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and much more.

BSO Associate Conductor Andrew Constantine leads Diamond’s Rounds for Strings, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings featuring BSO Principal Horn Philip Munds, along with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, capturing the musical imagery of Florence and the Italian countryside.

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Fri, Dec 15, 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 16, 2 pm & 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 17, 2 pm Wed, Dec 20, 2 pm Thur, Dec 21, 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 22, 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 23, 2 pm & 7:30 pm Jack Everly, conductor Sandi Patty, host Holiday Spectacular Chorus and Dancers

After the smash success of its debut season, the BSO Holiday Spectacular returns, led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly. This musical extravaganza features the return of the Dancing Santas and a sensational cast of more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians, performing favorites like “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and more.

True Romance Fri/Sat, Jan 5/6, 8 pm; Sun, Jan 7, 3 pm Roberto Abbado, conductor Henning Kraggerud, violin

Acclaimed conductor Roberto Abbado returns and is joined by Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, an audience favorite. He will perform one of the most popular concertos in the violin repertory, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, complete with its exhilarating finale, followed by Mussorgsky’s famed Pictures at an Exhibition.

Music Springs Eternal Thur/Fri, Jan 11/12, 8 pm; Sun, Jan 14, 3 pm Marin Alsop, conductor Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Members of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop leads this very special performance in celebration of the Peabody Institute’s 150th Anniversary, featuring Strauss’ colossal Alpine Symphony, and a hallmark of the Alsop repertoire, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, in an expanded festival orchestra with the BSO and members of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Bring on the Brass! Sun, Feb 4, 2 pm Andrew Constantine, conductor

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Shakespeare: Love and Comedy

21st Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sat, Jan 27, 8 pm

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“If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it.” – William Shakespeare Star-crossed lovers, comedies of error and an infamous knight of ill repute make for an enchanting celebration of the Bard and the musical works he’s inspired. The Shakespeare Theatre Company returns for this special performance, sure to be “such stuff as dreams are made of.”

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SANDI PATTY & THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Piano Juggler

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DAN MENENDEZ

ANDRE MCRAE BYRON FENSTERMAKER

MIKE RUNYAN JERROD CAFARO

Executive Producer

Costume Designer

Sound Consultant

Dori Armor

David Burdick

Randy Hansen

Scenic Designer

Vocal Director

Choreographer

Gregory Hill

Mike Devito

Jennifer Ladner

Lighting Designer

Production Manager

Writer & Director

Stuart Duke

Annie Noel Applegarth

David Levy

Winter Wonderland Designer

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Production Staff Standby Conductor

Andrew Constantine

Rehearsal Pianist

Doug Lawler

Also Featuring

The Baltimore School For The Arts Dancers

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Norma Pera Shawn Doyle Harvey Fort Gary Heil Leah Inger Katherine Korsac Robin Massie Bonnie McNaughton Andre McRae The Holiday Spectacular Dancers

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Kara Anthony Aubrey Brown Genevieve Cerri Sarah Chin Cierra Cotton Molly Dodd Julian Donahue Lauren Evans Adam Fabac

Rachel Furst Ashlea Glickstein Jacqueline Green Patrick Harrington Allie Hitt Christina Jackson Babette McGready Christen Mitchell Kelly Monahan

Peter Lomuscio Cassandra Domser Heather Bryant

Asst. Lighting Designer

Ruth Hutson

Production Assistant

Dwayne Moody Mary Catherine Moroney Vito Pietanza Shana Powell Norwood Robinson Tara Taylor Lisa Villamaria John Weber



Maryls Norman Zachary Norton Rosalyn Pallanck Amy Saunder Kamille Upshaw Tiffani Young-Smith Alicia Williams Sarah Williams Amanda Wooden

Production Coordinator

Amy Carrick

Moving Light Programmer and Assoc. Designer

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Dance Captain

Jamie Bell

The Holiday Spectacular Chorus

Cara Noel Antosca Courtney Brown Jeff Burch Jerrod Cafaro Robert Cantrell Steffan Carter Amy Consoli Felicia Curry

Stage Managers

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gary Heil

Kristina Lambdin

Carol of the Bells Choreographer

Keith Lamelle Thomas

Carol of the Bells Costume Designer

Norah Worthington Dance Preparation

Keith Lamelle Thomas, Norma Pera and Robin Son of the Baltimore School for the Arts Stagehands

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Anacrusis Handbell Ensembles

Carol of the Bells Dancers

Genevieve Cerri Sarah Chin Lauren Evans

Babette McGready Kelly Monahan

Maryls Norman Amy Saunder Kamille Upshaw

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Angels We Have Heard On High Sandi Patty and Company arr. Clydesdale

Fantasia on Greensleeves Jonathan Carney, violin Vaughan Williams/arr. Greaves & Everly

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sandi Patty arr. Krogstad

Christmas Eve Radio Broadcast Sandi Patty, Cara Noel Antosca, Jerrod Cafaro, Felicia Curry, Andre McRae, Mike Runyan, and Company arr. Barker & Runyan

’Twas the Night Before Christmas Jeff Burch, Bonnie McNaughton, Cameron Price, Mary Claire Price and Company Darby/arr. Luboff & Stott

Baby, It’s Cold Outside Sandi Patty and Yuletide Gentlemen Loesser/arr. Barker

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Carol of the Bells The Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers & Holiday Spectacular Chorus Leontovich/arr. Clydesdale & Everly

Jingle Bells Sandi Patty and Company Pierpont/arr. Hayes & Barker

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The Santa-Tizer Be a Santa Company Styne/arr. Gibson & Everly Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Company arr. Gibson

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The Piano Juggler Dan Menendez arr. Everly

Silent Night/What Child Is This? Sandi Patty and Company arr. Krogstad

Seasons of Love Company Larson/arr. Everly

O Holy Night Sandi Patty and Company Adam/arr. Clydesdale, Hall & Everly

O Tannenbaum arr. Dragon Sponsored by

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Known for his innovative programming and his knowledge of and love for the Pops genre, Jack Everly is Principal Pops Conductor of the Baltimore, Indianapolis, and National Arts Centre (Ottawa) symphony orchestras as well as Music Director for the Symphonic Pops Consortium. He is also the Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony’s “Yuletide Celebration” and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony’s Holiday Spectacular. Music Director of American Ballet Theater for 14 years, Jack Everly conducted thousands of performances and dozens of world premieres for that company. He teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in shows that Mr. Hamlisch composed. Mr. Everly has appeared on “In Performance at the White House” and has been music director on numerous Broadway cast recordings, including Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He conducted the PBS “Dance in America” at New York’s City Center as well as the PBS telecast from the Metropolitan Opera House of the Prokofiev-MacMillan “Romeo and Juliet.” A frequent guest conductor on the world’s concert, opera and ballet stages, Mr. Everly’s appearances include the National Symphony of London, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Teatro Colon, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras among others. Mr. Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium (SPC), where he serves as Music Director. An alliance formed by the Indianapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, National and Seattle symphony orchestras, the SPC is producer of programs that include “A Celtic Celebration—The Music of the Emerald Isle,” and “Pops Goes British, featuring the Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber,” to name a few. See www.baltimoresymphony.org and www.indianapolissymphony.org.



Sandi Patty is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, and with 39 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and induction into the 2004 Gospel Music Hall of Fame, she is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history. Her albums have sold more than 11 million copies, including three platinum and five gold recordings. Her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, broadcast across America on ABC’s special “Liberty Weekend,” introduced Sandi Patty to the nation.Virtually overnight she became one of the country’s best-loved performers. In September 2004, she released Hymns of Faith…Songs of Inspiration.The special double CD set packs 22 of the biggest hymns and inspirational songs of our time, featuring Ms. Patty’s signature vocals and backing by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. “The opportunity to record such treasures, to preserve and celebrate the legacy these songs have been for Christians all over the world, was simply irresistible,” Ms. Patty says. From distinctively worshipful hymns like “How Great Thou Art” and “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Near to the Heart of God/Sweet Hour of Prayer” to more narrative story-hymns such as “In the Garden,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” Hymns of Faith… Songs of Inspiration is filled with anthemic bursts of grandeur and intimate moments of prayerful reflection. “We all need encouragement and we all need to pass down what has been given to us,” she says. “So if I can encourage

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people in their journey with Christ, if I can challenge them to draw closer to the Lord, that is what I want my music to do. That’s why I’m still here.” For more, visit www.sandipatty.com.

Dan Menendez The Piano Juggler

Dan Menendez got his “big break” when he was spotted performing at a Los Angeles comedy club. He was immediately slated to perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and that initial appearance was selected for Carson’s primetime “Anniversary Special.” Years of national and international TV appearances followed. Mr. Menendez appears in venues all over the world, performing at professional sporting events, banquets, trade shows and concerts. In 2001 he won the Daidogei World Cup in Japan, an international entertainment competition. He has logged more than 2 million miles performing as “The Piano Juggler.”

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Jonathan Carney is in his fifth season as concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after 12 seasons in the same position with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Carney was born in New Jersey, and all six members of his family graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. Recent solo performances have included concertos by Bruch and Nielsen, the Brahms Double Concerto and Vaughan William’s The Lark Ascending, which was featured as a live BBC broadcast from London’s Barbican Hall. Jonathan Carney lives in Maryland with his wife, Ruthie, and their three children: Hannah, Luke and Gracie. .

Dori Armor

Executive Producer Dori Armor brings more than a dozen years’ theatrical and production experience to her role as executive producer of the Holiday Spectacular. As the Director of Community Programming for the

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David Levy

Writer & Director David Levy is a playwright, lyricist and director, with extensive experience offBroadway, in regional theatre and in the world of symphonic orchestras. He is happy to be returning to Baltimore to direct Holiday Spectacular with the BSO for the second year in a row. Currently, he is represented by several pops evenings, which he directed, including “The Beat Goes On,” the upcoming “Sandi Patty’s Broadway,” and “Sophisticated Ellington,” which was conducted at Carnegie Hall by Erich Kunzel. Also, for the Cincinnati Pops, he scripted Take Me to the River, a recent PBS television special. For Paramount Viacom, Mr. Levy helped develop the book for a new stage version of Happy Days, based on the hit television series, and has co-authored the book and new lyrics for Cole Porter’s The Pirate, which had its world premiere in May of 2006 at The Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia. His musical Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been seen at the Northshore Music Theatre, the Santa Barbara Civic Opera, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. For the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, he has written and directed “Yuletide Celebration,” as well as the narration for Bartok’s “Miraculous Mandarin.” For the St. Louis Muny, he adapted a new stage version of Frank Loesser’s Hans Christian Anderson, starring Michael Feinstein, and wrote the book for “The Radio City Rockettes Spectacular.” For Broadway Cares, Mr. Levy wrote book and lyrics for the highly acclaimed “A Salute to 100 Years” at the Minskoff Theatre, starring Bea Arthur, Chita Rivera and Bebe Newirth, among others. Other regional credits include book, music and lyrics for The Wonder Years at The Village Gate, Waiting for You at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Drama Desk nominated Hey Ma…Kaye Ballard, and the upcoming off-Broadway musical, Perfect Harmony.

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Stuart Duke is delighted to join the BSO again for the Holiday Spectacular after designing lighting for the Indianapolis Symphony’s Yuletide Celebration for 19 consecutive years. His regional credits include Paper Mill Playhouse,The Huntingdon Theatre Company, Portland Stage, American Stage Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Indiana Repertory Theatre and Opera. He has designed several off-Broadway productions and received the Corbin Patrick Award for Lighting Design and three nominations for Helen Hayes Awards in outstanding lighting. He is the managing director of the Weston Playhouse Theater Company in Vermont.

Gregory Hill Scenic Designer

Gregory Hill is extremely pleased to be joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Spectacular team. He is a designer working primarily in the TV and film industry in New York. His television credits include designing and/or art directing for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.This spring he art directed the pilot for a new Warner Brothers show called Traveler. Film credits include Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Capote (concept art, set sketches), The Devil Wears Prada (assistant art director) and the new Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men (concept and set sketches, graphic design). He is slated to design a new horror film, Death Walks the Streets, filmed in and around Chicago. In addition, Mr. Hill has written several

screenplays, one of which (King Tori) has been optioned for production in late 2007. He is also illustrating a children’s book (Magic) written by LA writer/director Tim Wright. Gregory Hill studied theatre design in college, earning a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. He has taught theatre design and rendering at both schools. Before migrating to film and television, Mr. Hill designed dozens of theatre productions in both academic and professional theatres around the country and in Europe. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two daughters. To see more of his work, visit www.gregoryhilldesign.com.

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Sound Consultant

Randy Hansen is a resident sound designer at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, and completed several interesting projects with the company, including The Baker’s Wife, She Loves Me, Harold and Maude, The Sound of Music, Carousel and Funny Girl. Other credits include Yuletide Celebration and Sandi Patty with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and a national tour of Peter Pan. Numerous television credits include the special Broadway on Broadway and the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

David Burdick Costume Designer

David Burdick is delighted to be making his Baltimore Symphony debut as the costume designer for Holiday Spectacular. His designs have been seen frequently at Baltimore’s CenterStage and favorites include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Blithe Spirit, The Piano Lesson, Picnic, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. He has also designed The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Moon Over Buffalo for The Walnut Street Theater as well as Meditation From the Ash and Lapis Blue, Blood Red at Baltimore Theatre Project. Opera credits include Don Giovanni for Cincinnati Opera, I Puritani for Boston Lyric Opera and Tosca, The Barber of Seville, Carmen and Fidelio for the Tulsa Opera. Most recently Mr. Burdick

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Jennifer Ladner Choreographer

Jennifer Ladner is thrilled to be back as the choreographer for this year’s Holiday Spectacular with the BSO. She has choreographed productions for the Indianapolis, Detroit, Alabama, Portland, Seattle and National symphony orchestras. Other choreographic credits include Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Pyramid Players, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and The Indiana Repertory Theatre. As a performing artist, she was a member of the Arizona Ballet Theatre and Dance Kaleidoscope, and performed in more than 20 productions at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre and in the touring company of Sopisticated Ellington Symphony and Swing. Ms. Ladner is on faculty at Butler University.

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Washington area since 1984. As resident costume designer for Opera Vivente, she designed The Turn of the Screw, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Cosi fan Tutti, among many others. She is the resident costumer at Baltimore School for the Arts, where she creates costumes for the theater productions and several choreographers. Her credits include Everyman Theatre, the Young Victorian Theater Company, the Hanel Choir, Goucher College and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Keith Lamelle Thomas Carol of the Bells Choreographer

Keith Lamelle Thomas in an alumnus of Baltimore School for the Arts and a former principal dancer for the Dance Theater of Harlem. He has toured the world extensively, teaching and performing. Among the Broadway shows and movies that he has performed in are The Producers, Swing, Harlem Song, Black & Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Red Shoes, Malcolm X and Stompin’ at the Savoy. Mr.Thomas appeared in the new film version of The Producers as well.

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Baltimore School for the Arts

Annie Noel Applegarth Production Manager

Dancers

The Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers engage in a rigorous and comprehensive program in both traditional ballet and modern technique.The course curriculum includes four years of ballet, modern dance, and pointe. In addition to this core curriculum, the Baltimore School for the Arts is fortunate to have a wide variety of esteemed guest artists teach and choreograph its students, including Barry Houghson, Hinton Battle, and David Parsons. Baltimore School for the Arts is one of the only performing arts high schools to have the honor of performing some of George Balanchine’s works, such as Serenade.

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Annie Noel Applegarth is happy to be working in her hometown with the “spectacular” Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! She came to the BSO with extensive touring and production management experience and now serves as the Director of Operations.

Kinnereth Ellentuck

. Winter Wonderland Designer

Kinnereth Ellentuck has been a production designer, art director and set designer for more than 18 years. Film and television credits include NBC’s Emmy Award-winning The West Wing, the independent film Crazy Like a Fox and co-production and prodution design for the documentary, Lincoln, for the History Channel. Her extensive commercial experience includes pieces for The Washington Post and NASA.

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Government Grants Anne Arundel County Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Baltimore County Executive, County Council, and the Commission for the Arts and Sciences Carroll County Government & the Carroll County Arts Council Harford County Government Howard County Government & the Howard County Arts Council Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Maryland Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts Maryland State Arts Council Maryland State Department of Education Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Baltimore Symphony Associates Executive Committee Evart F. Cornell President Barbara C. Booth President Elect Winnie Flattery Recording Secretary Loretta Coughlin Corresponding Secretary Charles R. Booth Treasurer Marianne Sams Vice President, Education Larry Townsend Vice President, Membership Barbara Kelly Vice President, Meetings and Programs Marge Penhallegon Vice President, Promotion and Publications Betty Reeves Vice President, Special Services LaVerne Grove Parliamentarian Susan Hutton Past President

Individuals Founder’s Circle Members Gold $50,000 or more Jessica and Michael Bronfein Mr. & Mrs. George L. Bunting, Jr. Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Modell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Pozefsky Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rubin Dorothy McIlvain Scott Founder’s Circle Members Silver $25,000 or more Deborah and Philip English Dr. & Mrs. Solomon H. Snyder Ellen W.P. Wasserman Maestro's Circle Members Gold $15,000 or more Mr. and Mrs. Jack Biddle (STR) Ellyn Brown and Carl J. Schramm Mr. and Mrs. Ramon* F. Getzov Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Griswold IV H&S Bakery Hilda Perl and Douglas Goodwin/Adalman-Goodwin Foundation Inc. The Huether-McClelland Foundation Susan and Jeffrey Liss Ruth R. Marder Mr. & Mrs. James P. O’Conor RCM&D/ Mr. & Mrs. Albert Counselman, Mr. & Mrs. L. Patrick Deering Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Rosenblum Maestro’s Circle Members Silver $10,000 or more Mr. Robert L. Bogomolny Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Brandon Caswell J. Caplan Charit. Income Trusts/Constance R. Caplan Ms. Kathleen A. Chagnon and Mr. Larry Nathans Mr. & Mrs. Atwood Collins III Mr. Howard DeMuth Carol and Alan Edelman Ms. Susan Gayle Esserman Joanne Gold and Andrew A. Stern Mr. and Mrs. H. Thomas Howell Beth J. Kaplan and Bruce P. Sholk Sally and Decatur Miller Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Monk II Number Ten Foundation Cecile Pickford and John MacColl Gar & Migsie Richlin Terry M. and James Rubenstein Mr. Steven R. Schuh and Parice C. Schuh M. Sigmund & Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Shawe Shepard Family Foundation Dr. Ronald J. Taylor Total Wine & More (STR) Ms. Nell Weidenhammer (STR) Mr. S. Tien Wong Governing Members Platinum $7,500 or more Donna and Paul Amico Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coutts Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cowie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jan K. Guben Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hamilton Therese* and Richard Lansburgh Sarellen and Marshall Levine Governing Members Gold $5,000 or more Anonymous (1) Diane and Martin Abeloff Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Adkins Mr.* & Mrs. Alexander Armstrong Deborah and Howard M. Berman Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Daiger Mr. & Mrs. H. Chace Davis, Jr. Rosalee C. and Richard Davison Foundation

Mr. Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr. James H. DeGraffenreidt and Mychelle Y. Farmer Dr. Perry A. Eagle Ryan M. Eagle Bradley S. Eagle Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Evans Andrea and Sam Fine Sandra Levi Gerstung John Gidwitz Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Glatfelter Mr. James G. Glicker Louise and Bert Grunwald John P. (Jack) Hollerbach Riva and Marc Kahn Mr. Kevin Lee Mr. & Mrs. Samuel G. Macfarlane Eileen A. and Joseph H. Mason Mrs. Kenneth A. McCord Linda and Stanley Panitz Lainy LeBow-Sachs and Leonard R. Sachs Mr. & Mrs. J. Mark Schapiro Mr. Israel D. Shapiro* Ida & Joseph Shapiro Foundation and Diane and Albert Shapiro The Louis B. Thalheimer and Juliet A. Eurich Philan. Fund Dr. & Mrs. Carvel Tiekert Mr. and Mrs. W. Danforth Walker Peter Weinberg Mr. & Mrs. Loren Western Judy M. Witt Governing Members Silver $2,500 or more Anonymous (5) Charles T. and Louise B. Albert Dr. Marilyn Albert Julianne and George Alderman Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. G. Bailliere, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Wilmot C. Ball, Jr. Mr. Hank Bauer Dr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Bayless Dr. Neil W. Beach and Mr. Michael Spillane Dr. and Mrs. Emile A. Bendit Arlene S. Berkis Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bernard Mr. Leldon Blackmon Dr. & Mrs. Paul Z. Bodnar Chevy Chase Acura (STR) Dr. & Mrs. Stuart H. Brager Dr. Rudiger and Robin Breitenecker Ms. Dianne Puglia Wells* and Mr. Richard Brockway Barbara and Ed Brody Linda W. and Donald D. Brown Mr. John D. Brown Mr. Andrew Buerger Dr. Robert P. Burchard S. Kann Sons Company Foundation, Inc (STR) Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Carducci Mr. and Mrs. Paul Casner Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chomas Mr.& Mrs. John C. Corckran,Jr./ Corckran Family Charit. Found. Mr. and Mrs. Davis S. Cohen (STR) Mrs. Miriam M. Cohen Joan Piven-Cohen and Samuel T. Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Cohen Nathan and Suzanne Cohen Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kerby Confer Mr. & Mrs. John Conrad Mrs. Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Dahlka, Jr. Martin and Margery Dannenberg Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dausch Richard A. Davis and Edith Wolpoff-Davis Mr. Benito De Leon and Ms. Kari Peterson (STR) Arthur F. and Isadora Dellheim Foundation, Inc. Ronald E. Dencker Mr. and Mrs. Mathias J. DeVito Mr. and Mrs. A. Eric Dott Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Drachman

Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Droppa Ms. Gretta Estey Drs. Sonia and Myrna Estruch Ms. Franca Fabbri (STR) Ms. Margaret Ann Fallon Dr. & Mrs. Arnold S. Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Feldman Mr. Stephen W. Fisher Sara and Nelson Fishman Mr. and Mrs. John Galleazzi Mrs. W. H. Holden Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Gillespie, Jr. Sandra and Barry Glass Evee and Bertram Goldstein Mr. Mark Goldstein (STR) Betty E. and Leonard H. Golombek Margaret and Samuel Gorn The Joan H. and Stanley B. Gould Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Leonard L. Greif, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. C. Griffith Ms. Mary Therese Gyi Nancy E. Randa and Michael G. Hansen (STR) Ms. Denise Hargrove Melanie and Donald Heacock Mr. & Mrs. John Heller Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Hilton Betty Jean & Martin S. Himeles, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Himmelrich Senator Barbara and Mr. Donald Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford Holmes Betsy and Len Homer Elayne and Benno Hurwitz Susan and David Hutton Dr. Richard Johns Mr. and Mrs. John Kacur, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Murray M. Kappelman Barbara and Jay Katz Susan B. Katzenberg Karen S. Kauffman, PhD Estate of Mrs. Jeanette A. Kleiman Harriet* and Philip Klein Kohn Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.S. Kroger Mr. Howard Lehrer (STR) Mr. & Mrs. William A. Lentz Mr. & Mrs. Gerald B. Lerner Dr. & Mrs. Harry Letaw, Jr. Nancy J. and Gary Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Lidtke Darielle and Earl Linehan Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Lorenz Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lugo Michael and Judy Mael (STR) Donald and Lenore Martin Mr. Thomas Mayer McCarthy Family Foundation Mrs. Marie McCormack (STR) Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. McDonald Carol and George McGowan Ellen and Tom Mendelsohn Mr. and Mrs. Neil Meyerhoff Mr. & Mrs.* Robert E. Meyerhoff Mr. Charles A. Miller, Jr. Margot and Cleaveland Miller Mrs. Mildred S. Miller Judy and Martin Mintz and Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Mintz Ms. Patricia J. Mitchell Drs. Dalia and Alan Mitnick Dr. Henrietta Moritz and Dr. Mildred Zindler Mr. & Mrs. Peter Muncie Mr. and Mrs. Guy Norton Olive L. Page Charitable Trust Mrs. Bodil Ottesen Dr. and Mrs. David Paige Mrs. Margaret Penhallegon Beverly and Sam Penn Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Perlman Jan S. Peterson and Alison E. Cole (STR) Helene and Bill Pittler Mr. and Mrs. Conrad J. Poniatowski Peter E. Quint Reverend Johnny and Mrs. Shirley Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Rheinhardt

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Membership Benefits 2006-2007 Season To learn more about becoming a member, please call: 410-783-8124. A contribution to the Baltimore Symphony entitles you to special events and privileges throughout the season.

BACH LEVEL MEMBERS ($75-$149) Benefits include… • Invitation to Lectures of Note (R/$) • Two tickets to the Annual Donor Thank-You Concert (R) • Advance ticket sales • 10% Discount on music, books and gifts at the Symphony Store and An Die Musik • Opportunity to join the Baltimore Symphony Associates

BEETHOVEN LEVEL MEMBERS ($150-$249) All benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to one Open Rehearsal (R) • Two free drink vouchers

BRAHMS LEVEL MEMBERS ($250-$499) All benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to an additional Open Rehearsal (R) • 10% ticket discount on BSO purchases (some seating and concerts excluded) • Two additional tickets to the Annual Donor Thank-You Concert

BRITTEN LEVEL MEMBERS ($500-$999) All benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to the Premium Open Rehearsal (R) • Recognition in one issue of Overture magazine • Invitation to the Musicians’ Appreciation Reception (R) • Two additional drink vouchers • Four free dessert vouchers

SYMPHONY SOCIETY ($1,000-$2,499) All benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to Cast Parties (R) • Season-long recognition in Overture magazine • Invitation to participate in BSO Patron Trips (R/$) • Two passes to the Symphony Decorators’ Show House • Two one-time passes to the Governing Members Lounge • Four free parking passes for BSO events at the Meyerhoff • Invitation to Season-Opening Gala (R/$)

GOVERNING MEMBERS ($2,500+) All benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to On-Stage Rehearsal (R) • Free parking upon request through the Ticket Office • Season-long access to the Governing Members Lounge • VIP Ticket Service • Complimentary Ticket Exchange • Exclusive Governing Members Events and volunteer opportunities (R/$) • Inside track on BSO news • Networking opportunities with other Governing Members • Opportunities to participate in community initiatives including the Student Ticket Initiative, which provides free tickets to artistically underserved high school students

MUSICIAN’S CIRCLE ($5,000+) All benefits listed above, plus… • Exclusive events including Meet and Greet opportunities with BSO Musicians and Guest Artists

MAESTRA’S CIRCLE ($10,000+) All benefits listed above, plus … • Exclusive and intimate events catered to this special group including post-concert receptions with some of the top artists in the world who are performing with the BSO ($) Admission fee (R) Reservation required and limited to a first-come basis.

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Baltimore Symphony Staff Paul Meecham President and CEO Hilde Vocelka Executive Assistant Eileen Andrews Jackson Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs Joan Lugo Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Mael Vice President for BSO at Strathmore Beth Mealey Vice President of Marketing Artistic Operations

Jeremy Rothman Artistic Administrator Annie Applegarth Director of Operations Dori Armor Director of Community Programming Tiffany Bryan Manager of Front of House

Ivory Miller Maintenance Facilities Finance and Information Technology

Jeanine Clark Senior Accountant

Rick Fulton Manager of Business Applications Jim Herberson Systems Administrator Janice Johnson Senior Accountant Evinz Leigh Administration Associate Dennis Mally Senior Accountant Karen Mills Accounts Receivable Christie Moon Director of Human Resources Carol Rhodes Payroll and Benefits Administrator Marketing and Public Relations

Marion Gimbel Receptionist

Ryonn Clute Director of Marketing

Stephen Jacobsohn Manager of Artistic Operations and Interim Orchestra Personnel Manager

Erica Bondarev Director of Marketing for BSO at Strathmore

Jeremy Rothman Artistic Administrator Jeff Williams Operations Associate Miryam Yardumian Director of Artists and Special Projects

Amity Aldrich Group Sales Manager Erica Bondarev Director of Marketing for BSO at Strathmore Amy Consoli Promotions and Partnerships Coordinator

Education

Emily Eaves Publications Coordinator

Development

Theresa Kopasek Marketing & PR Associate

Lisa A. Sheppley Director of Education Joanne M. Rosenthal Director of Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Government Relations Margaret Blake Development Associate Carrie Grochowski Development Associate Amy Genevieve Kozak Manager of Government and Foundation Grants Resa Levy Director of Development for BSO at Strathmore Michele L. Miller Development Systems Manager Alana Morrall Membership Gifts Manager Katie Pike Manager of Individual Support Facilities Operations

Shirley Caudle Housekeeper

Curtis Jones Facilities Technician

Michelle Pendoley Publicist Kristen Pohl Group Sales Coordinator Ticket Services

Kathy Marciano Director of Ticket Services Amy Bruce Senior Ticket Agent for BSO at Strathmore Adrian Hilliard Ticket Services Agent Timothy Lidard Senior Ticket Agent for Baltimore Peter Murphy Ticket Services Manager for Baltimore Debi Rondo Manager of Special Events and VIP Ticketing Michael Suit Ticket Services Agent Bradley Tibbils Ticket Services Agent Baltimore Symphony Associates

Bertha Jones Senior Housekeeper

Larry Albrecht Symphony Store Volunteer Manager

Nelson Layton Housekeeper

Marilyn Brilhart Associates Office Coordinator

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Individuals (continued) Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Rice (STR) Alison and Arnold Richman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roca Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers Mr. Stephen Root Rona and Arthur Rosenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rowan (STR) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rowins Royal Norwegian Embassy (STR) Dr. Kazuko K. Price and Mr. Ed Ryan Dr. John Rybock and Ms. Lee Kappelman Ms. Andi Sacks (STR) Dr. and Mrs. John H. Sadler Dr. & Mrs. Marvin M. Sager Donna Triptow and Michael Salsbury Dr. Henry Sanborn Ms. Doris Sanders Ms. Tara Santmire and Mr. Ben Turner Dr. Jeannine L. Saunders Lois Schenck and Tod Myers Marilyn and Herb Scher Mrs. Roy O. Scholz Cynthia and John Scott Mr. and Mrs. James L. Shea Ms. Deborah Sheridan (STR) Mrs. Suzanne R. Sherwood Dr. & Mrs. Charles I. Shubin The Sidney Silber Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Harris J. Silverstone Drs. Ruth and John Singer Mr. & Mrs. Jack Singleton (STR) Ms. Nancy E. Smith Mr. Turner B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Lee M. Snyder Joan and Thomas Spence Anita and Mickey Steinberg Susan and Brian Sullam Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taubman Mr. & Mrs. Terence Taylor Sonia Tendler Dr. Robert E. Trattner Dr. & Mrs. Henry Tyrangiel Mr. & Mrs. Peter Van Dyke Martha and Stanley Weiman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher West Dorrit and Julius* Westheimer Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Wilson Mrs. Phyllis Brill Wingrat and Dr. Seymour Wingrat Mr. and Mrs. T. Winstead, Jr. Wolman Family Foundation Mr. Charles A. Wunder Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company (STR) Laurie S. Zabin Symphony Society Gold $1,500 or more Anonymous (3) Kenneth S. Battye/The Legg & Co. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John W. Beckley William & Martha Bishai Carolyn and John Boitnott James N. Campbell M.D. / Regina Anderson M.D. Ms. Saralynn T. Clark Ms. Jane Corrigan (STR) Pamela Cressman Mr. and Mrs. John C. Frederick Mr. Robert Gillison and Ms. Laura L. Gamble Mr. Ralph A. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. Kingdon Gould ALH Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. E. Phillips Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. John Hornady III Ms. Patricia Jonas Dr. & Mrs. Yuan C. Lee Bernice and Donald S. Levinson Ms. Jonell Lindholm Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation Lloyd E. Mitchell Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jordon Max Ms. Lynne Nemeth and Mr. Lanny Morrison Drs. Roy A. & Gillian Myers

Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence C. Pakula Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pattin Mrs. J. Stevenson Peck Ms. Anne M. Pinkard Mr. & Mrs. Morton B. Plant Mr. & Mrs. John Brentnall Powell Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Preston Martha and Saul Roseman Ann and Frank Rosenberg Mr. Seymour S. Rubak The Honorable William D. Schaefer Ms. Leslie J. Smith Walter Sondheim, Jr. Mr. Alan Strasser & Ms. Patricia Hartge (STR) Dr. Martin Taubenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Semmes G. Walsh Ms. Jean Wyman Symphony Society Silver $1,000 or more Anonymous (1) Ms. Penny L. Anderson Roberta Geidner Antoniotti Ms. Penny Bank Mr. L. John Barnes Donald L. Bartling Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bathon Patricia and Michael J. Batza, Jr. Lynda and Kenneth Behnke Mr. Gilbert Bloom (STR) Mr. John Boland Drs. Joanna and Harry Brandt Dr. Helene Breazeale Mr. Roy Brimer Dr. & Mrs. Clinton C. Brooks Ms. Jean B. Brown David W. Buck Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bulawka Ms. Mary Catherine Bunting Mr. & Mrs. Edward D. Burger Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cain Mr. & Mrs. Claiborn Carr Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cheever Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cohen Ms. Rachel Dahan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Deering Dr. & Mrs. Thomas DeKornfeld Mr. and Mrs. James L. Dunbar Dr. & Mrs. Richard J. Falk Winnie and Bill Flattery Mr. & Mrs. James A. Flick, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Fortuin Ms. Lois Fussell Ms. Ethel W. Galvin Mr. Stanford Gann, Sr. Ms. Jean Goldsmith Kenneth L. Greif Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Halle Ms. Margaret Halstead Carole B. Hamlin Mr. Joseph P. Hamper, Jr. Dr. Mary Harbeitner Ms. Lorraine B. Healey Ms. Doris T. Hendricks Dr. & Mrs. Harry C. Hendrickson Mr. Philip Hertz (STR) Mr. & Mrs. George B. Hess, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hess Mr. Thomas Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hoffberger Ms. Marilyn J. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. J. Woodford Howard, Jr. Mr. Herbert H. Hubbard Donald W. and Yvonne M. Hughes Ms. Constance M. Husman Mrs. Janet Jeffein Mr. Glen Johnson Mary Ellen and Leon Kaplan Gloria B. and Herbert M. Katzenberg Fund Mr. and Mrs. Julian Katzenberg Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Kider (STR) Miss Frances A. Kleeman Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Kline Mr. and Mrs. Steven S. Koren Ms. Patricia Krenzke Miss Dorothy B. Krug Mr. William La Cholter Dr. & Mrs. George Lentz Mr. Sidney Levenson

Ms. Louise E. Lynch Dr. & Mrs. Michael O. Magan Diane and Jerome Markman Mrs. Linda M. McCabe Mr. Richard C. McShane Alvin Meltzer Daniel and Anne Messina Mr. & Mrs. J. Jefferson Miller II Mr. & Mrs. James D. Miller Ms. Marita Murray Mr. & Mrs. H. Hudson Myers, Jr. Mr. Irving Neuman Mrs. Patricia Normile (STR) In memory of the Reverend Howard G. Norton Mrs. S. Kaufman Ottenheimer Dr. & Mrs. Arnall Patz Dr. & Mrs. C. Michael Pfeifer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Piper Mr. Joseph L. Press Mr. Lawrence Rachuba Dr. and Mrs. Jonas R. Rappeport Mr. & Mrs. William E. Ray Dr. and Mrs. David A. Robinson Mr. William G. Robertson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George A. Roche Mr. & Mrs. Steven W. Rogan Margaret and Lee Rome Mr. &. Mrs. Ted Rouse Ms. Margaret Safrit (STR) Mrs. Barbara K. Scherlis Alena and David M. Schwaber Ms. Frances Shannon Dr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Sher Diane and Patrick Sheridan Mr. Thom Shipley and Mr. Christopher Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sledge Mr. & Mrs. Richard Smith Dr. & Mrs. John Sorkin Dr. & Mrs. Donald B. Spangler Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Specht Mr. Marvin Spivak (STR) Mr. Edward Steinhouse Mrs. Janis Swan Mr. and Mrs. David Traub Mr. and Mrs. Israel S. Ungar Mr. David W. Wallace & Mrs. Christine M. Wallace Ms. Catherine Walleigh (STR) Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Weiss (STR) Edna Winik Mr. John W. Wood Dr. Richard Worsham & Ms. Deborah Geisenkotter Ms. Lucy Wright Britten Level Members $500 or more Anonymous (4) Dr. and Mrs. Aristides C. Alevizatos Robert and Martha Armenti Mr. Maurice Arsenault Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Bair Dr. Chandi Banerjee Ms. Jean Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. Martin Beer Mr. and Mrs. Edwin and Catherine Blacka Nancy Patz Blaustein Mr. & Mrs. Bruce I. Blum Dr. and Mrs. Douglas D. Bradham Ms. Susan Brennan Ivy E. Broder & John F. Morrall III Mrs. Joan Brown Mary R. Brush Dr. David Buchholz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Butler Mr. Charles Cahn II Ms. Elizabeth Calderone Ms. Mary Jo Capra Mr. Thomas Caro Marilyn and David Carp Mr. Ronald Carter Janet and James Clauson Dr. & Mrs. Maimon Cohen Mrs. Caroline A. Coleman Mr. Howard P. Colhoun Ms. Kathleen Colton Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Crooks Dr. & Mrs. Cornelius Darcy Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Davis

Dr. Alfred J. DeRenzis Ms. Andrea Desantis Mr. Nicholas Diliello Mr. Richard R. Dipietro Miss Caroline Dixon Mrs. Marcia K. Dorst Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Dunn, IV Ms. Lynne Durbin Donna Z. Eden and Henry Goldberg Ms. Karen Elliott Mrs. Leda Favor Mr. & Mrs. Edward Feltham, Jr. Mr. Roy Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. David & Rosemary Fetter Dr. L. Peter Fielding Mr. & Mrs. Robert Footlick Dr. & Mrs. William Fox Mr. & Mrs. Francis French Jo Ann and Jack Fruchtman, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Donald S. Gann Mr. & Mrs. Roger Garfink Jonathan and Pamela Genn Ms. Wendy Goldberg (STR) Mr. & Mrs. Charles Goodell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Graff Mr. & Mrs. Joel Grossman Mr. W. Arthur Grotz, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Norman M. Gurevich (STR) Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. Gutman Ms. Louise A. Hager Mrs. Barbara Halle Dr. Jane Halpern & Mr. James B. Pettit Ms. Patricia Harcarik and Mr. Carlton Nelson Anne K. Hebb Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm (STR) Mr. Philip Hodge Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hook Mr. & Mrs. Martin Horowitz Mrs. Iredell W. Iglehart Dr. Helmut Jenkner & Ms. Rhea I. Arnot Ms. Janice Johnson Helen Jordahl Mr. Max Jordan Mrs. Claiborne Jorgensen Ms. Cheryl Jukes (STR) Ann and Sam Kahan Mrs. Harry E. Karr Mrs. Ellen Katz Ms. Kathleen V. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. E. Robert Kent, Jr. Ms. Rebecca Lawson Dr. & Mrs. Allan T. Leffler Mr. Alexander Lewin Lenmar, Inc. - Robert S. Klein Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Letgers Sara and Elliot* Levi Mrs. Sondra Levy Mr. & Mrs. William Linkow Dr. Diana Locke (STR) Drs. David and Sharon Lockwood (STR) Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Loren Mr. Delmar Luce Ms.Gail G. and F. Landis Markley Dr. Lee Maddox and Mrs. Susan Marshall-Maddox Ms. Joan Martin Ms. Gayle Mayo Dr. Marilyn Maze & Dr. Holland Ford Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. McBrien Mrs. Patricia McCall Mr. & Mrs. Russell McCally Mrs. Elizabeth B. McLeod Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Meredith Mr. Abel Merrill Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Michel, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Mark Midei Mr. Charles R. Miller Mr. Charles Miller Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Miskimon Mr. Jae Moon Ms. Susan Morris Mr. & Mrs. M. Peter Moser Mr. Howard Moy Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Neiman Mrs. Phyllis Neuman

Dr. & Mrs. Ernst Niedermeyer Dr. & Mrs. Irwin J. Nudelman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nuttle Drs. Erol & Julianne Oktay Dr. Ann Ouyang & Dr. Michael Rusli Mr. & Mrs. Richard Parsons Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Petrucci Mr. Paul Pittelli David A. and Kathleen Power Capt. & Mrs. Carl Quanstrom Mr. Thomas Rhodes Rear Admiral & Mrs. M. H. Rindskopf Ms. Lori Riordan Ms. MIchelle Robertson Ms. Alexandra Roosevelt Libby Rouse Dr. and Mrs. Shalom Saar Ms. Vashti Savage Mr. Michael Scherr Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Schlachtmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Murray A. Schmoke Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Schreiber Mr. & Mrs. John Schumacher Mr. Sanford Shapiro Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Sharp Mr. Jerry Shipman Ms. Minnie Shorter Mrs. Deborah Sisson Ms. Patricia E. Smeton Mr. & Mrs. John T. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Miles T. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith Mrs. Catherine Soares Mr. & Mrs. William J. Sneeringer Mr. Raymond J. Spitznas Dr. G. Stanley and Mr. G. Bart Mr. Allan E. Starkey Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steinecke Ms. Jennifer Stern (STR) Dr. Bruce T. Taylor & Dr. Ellen Taylor Reverend Lowell Thompson Mrs. R. Tilghman Dr. Jean Townsend & Mr. Larry Townsend Ms. Katherine Vaughns Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Wagner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin F. Weatherby, Jr. Ms. Janna P. Wehrle Mr. and Mrs. David Weisenfreund Ms. Lorraine H. Westerberg Mr. Edward Wiese Mr. & Mrs. Randall G. Williams, Sr. Mr. George H. Winslow Mr. Cecil Orin Wise Dr. & Mrs. Frank R. Witter Ms. Anne Worthington Ms. Ellen Yankellow Mr. Stephen C. Yohay (STR)

Legato Circle We gratefully acknowledge the following Donors who have included the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in their Estate Plans. (N) New Member (F) Founding Member * Deceased Anonymous (5) Mr. Hank Bauer (N) Mrs. Alma T. Martien Bond Mrs. Phyllis B. Brotman (F) Dr. Robert P. Burchard (N) Mrs. Frances H. Burman Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cowie, Jr. James Davis Roberta L.* and Richard A. Davis L. Patrick Deering (F) Freda Dunn Dr. Perry A. Eagle (F) H. Lawrence Eiring, CRM Carol and Alan Edelman (N) Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Feldman (N) Mr. Kenneth J. Freed (N) Samuel G. and Margaret A. Gorn (F) Carole B. Hamlin (N) Miss M. Eulalia Harbaugh

Ms. Denise Hargrove (N) Gwynne and Leonard Horwits Mr. and Mrs. H. Thomas Howell Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Hug Dr. & Mrs. Murray M. Kappelman Miss Dorothy B. Krug Ruth and Jay Lenrow (N) Joyce and Dr. Harry Letaw, Jr. (N) Robert* and Ryda H. Levi Estate of Ruby Loflin-Flaccoe* Mrs. Jean M. Malkmus Ruth R. Marder (N) Mrs. George R. McClelland Mr. Roy E.* and Mrs. M. Moon Robert and Marion Neiman (N) Mrs. Daniel M. O’Connell Stanley and Linda Hambleton Panitz Beverly and Sam Penn (F) Mrs. Margery Pozefsky Mr. William G. Robertson, Jr. Randolph S.* and Amalie R.* Rothschild Dr. Henry Sanborn (N) Eugene Scheffres* and Richard E. Hartt* Mrs. Muriel Schiller (F) Dr. & Mrs. Harry S. Stevens Roy and Carol Thomas Fund for the Arts W. Owen and Nancy J. Williams Mr. Charles A. Wunder Mr. and Mrs. Calman J. Zamoiski, Jr.

Endowment The BSO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following Donors who have given Endowment Gifts to the Sustaining Greatness and/or the Heart of the Community campaigns. * Deceased Anonymous (6) Diane and Martin Abeloff AEGON USA Alex. Brown & Sons Charitable Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Allen Eva and Andy Anderson Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Mr. H. Furlong Baldwin Baltimore Community Foundation Baltimore County Executive, County Council, & the Commission on Arts & Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts The Baltimore Orioles/Georgia and Peter Angelos Patricia and Michael J. Batza, Jr. Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bruce I. Blum Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bordley Jessica and Michael Bronfein Mr. & Mrs. George L. Bunting, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Oscar B. Camp Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield CitiFinancial Constellation Energy Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cowie, Jr. Richard A. Davis and Edith Wolpoff-Davis Rosalee C. and Richard Davison Foundation DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP (STR) Carol and Alan Edelman Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elkins Deborah and Philip English Esther and Ben Rosenbloom Foundation France-Merrick Foundation Sandra Levi Gerstung Ramon F.* and Constance A. Getzov

John Gidwitz The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Inc. Joanne Gold and Andrew A. Stern Jody and Martin Grass Louise and Bert Grunwald H & S Bakery/Mr. John Paterakis Harford County Hecht-Levi Foundation/ Mrs. Robert H. Levi, Sandra Gerstung Betty Jean & Martin S. Himeles, Sr. Howard County Arts Council Harley W. Howell Charitable Foundation The Huether-McClelland Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Hug Independent Can Company Laura Burrows-Jackson Beth J. Kaplan and Bruce P. Sholk Dr. & Mrs. Murray M. Kappelman Susan B. Katzenberg Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund Anne and Paul Lambdin Therese* and Richard Lansburgh Sara and Elliot* Levi Levi-Gerstung Family Bernice and Donald S. Levinson Darielle and Earl Linehan Susan and Jeffrey Liss Lockheed Martin E. J. Logan Foundation MIE Properties, Inc./ Mr. Edward St. John M&T Bank Macht Philanthropic Fund of the AJC Mrs. Clyde T. Marshall McCarthy Family Foundation McCormick & Company, Inc. Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development The Maryland State Arts Council MD State Department of Education Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Sally and Decatur Miller Ms. Michelle Moga Louise* and Alvin Myerberg/ Wendy and Howard Jachman National Endowment for the Arts Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nerenberg Mrs. Daniel M. O’Connell Mr. & Mrs. James P. O’Conor Stanley and Linda Hambleton Panitz Cecile Pickford and John MacColl Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Margery Pozefsky Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Preston RCM&D/ Mr. & Mrs. Albert Counselman, Mr. & Mrs. L. Patrick Deering Alison and Arnold Richman The James G. Robinson Family Mr. and Mrs. Theo C. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. Randolph* S. Rothschild Mr. & Mrs. Nathan G. Rubin S. Kann Sons Company Foundation, Inc./B. Bernei Burgunder, Jr. Dr. Henry Sanborn Saul Ewing LLP Mrs. Alexander J. Schaffer Mr. & Mrs. J. Mark Schapiro Eugene Scheffres and Richard E. Hartt* Mrs. Muriel Schiller Dorothy McIlvain Scott Mrs. Clair Zamoiski Segal and Mr. Thomas SegalIda & Joseph Shapiro Foundation and Diane and Albert Shapiro Mr. & Mrs. Earle K. Shawe The Sheridan Foundation Richard H. Shindell and Family Dr. & Mrs. Solomon H. Snyder

The St. Paul Companies Barbara and Julian Stanley T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation The Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Guest Artist Fund The Louis B. Thalheimer and Juliet A. Eurich Philan. Fund TravelersGroup The Aber and Louise Unger Fund Venable LLP Wachovia Robert A. Waidner Foundation The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company/ Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hackerman Mr. & Mrs. Jay M. Wilson/Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Wilson The Zamoiski-Barber-Segal Family Foundation

In Honor Of Jane & Bill Barton Mrs. Eleanor Braun Mrs. Bruce Danzer Mr. Arnold Feldman Ray Kreuger Ryda Levi Ryda Levi’s Birthday Mrs. J. Elliot Levi Michael and Judy Mael Mr. & Mrs. George McClelland Cathy and Mac McClelland Dr. Tom Pozefsky Mrs. Margery Pozefsky W. Gar Richlin (56) William Seibert Judy Stafford Steve Yohay

In Memory Of Mr. B. Tyrous Addison Mr. Albert Barouh Manick H. Blum Mr. Charles A. Buerger Sergiu Comissiona Edward T. Cone LuBeth Cornell (2) Elizabeth Eberling (4) Mrs. Beverly Feldman Mr. Gerry Gerard Mr. Les Gibson Dick HigbeeIda Palanker Howell Ms. Louise Marburg Leone P. Marks James Ritter Jeanne C. Trexler Mr. Herbert E. Witz

In Kind Donations AESU Travel Amtrack Bayside Limousines The Buccaneer Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. George Howard, LTD InterContinental The Barclay New York New York Philharmonic Party Perfect The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Pro Video Group

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VERY CHRISTMAS SEASON, a group of BSO musicians heads to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to spread a little holiday cheer. In a tradition that dates back to the 1980s, about eight to 12 players—usually some brass, some strings, and some woodwinds—tromp around the wards in small groups playing carols for the kids. It’s not exactly silent night. First, there’s the entourage—it takes help from symphony and hospital staff to get the players, their instruments, and their stands around the hospital. “It’s one of the funniest scenes to watch [us trying] to catch the elevators” with all that stuff, says trombonist Christopher Dudley. Then there’s the music. The players take requests, so—kids being kids— they play a lot of “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” throughout the hospital hallways. Of course, nobody complains about the noise. Hospital staff get into the spirit, as do many of the parents. But most importantly, the kids love it. “Music is such a beautiful thing,” says violinist Greg Mulligan. “It’s our contribution to make somebody’s life a little happier for a few minutes. It feels really great.” If a child is particularly sick, parents will often invite the musicians into the room for a quiet, private song—“Silent Night” or “The First Noel.” Playing for sick children can be emotionally challenging, says Dudley. But it’s worth it. “It’s moving to see these kids and how courageous they are,” he says. —Catherine Pierre

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