2013 CSO Annual Report

Page 1





Mission The mission of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the cultural life of South Carolina’s Lowcountry with high-quality performances of symphonic and chamber music, and unique and engaging music education opportunities throughout the region.



CSO photo credits: Alyona Photography, Paul Cheney, and Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay This publication Copyright ©2013 Charleston Symphony Orchestra

C H A RLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ual re port 2012-13

table of

CONTENTS 2 Letter from the Board President 4 Message from the Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director 8 Financial Highlights 10 2012-13 Season Overview 12 2012-13 Season Highlights 14 Education & Community Engagement 16 Affiliates 18 Development Summary 20 Donor Listings 23 Corporate Supporters 24 Musicians & Administration 25 Board of Directors



letter from the

BOARD PRESIDENT Dear Friends, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra continues to defy expectations, creatively appealing to new audiences, and thrilling our longstanding supporters. Our Board of Directors and staff have worked tirelessly to establish a firm financial footing, and as this fiscal year concludes, it pleases me to report that we’ve enjoyed three consecutive years of operational surplus. It is undeniable that the CSO has reestablished its role as a leader in the artistic community of Charleston, and the future of our organization is brighter than ever. The artistic vision of Yuriy Bekker, our Concertmaster and Acting Artistic Director, has been the driving force behind the CSO’s expansion into family-friendly programming, and the attraction of world-class guest talent, from Maestro JoAnn Falletta to violinist Robert McDuffie. The popularity of our Chamber Orchestra Series has continued to soar, and the diverse offerings of our Pops! Series, including a familyfriendly presentation of Cirque de la Symphonie featuring Cirque de Soleil performers, thrilled audiences of all ages. These superb programs would not be possible without the steadfast investment of our CSO donors and subscribers. Our major donor base has grown by 30% in the past year, as has our community of corporate funders. Along with our loyal returning season ticket holders, the exponential increase of new subscribers and first-time attendees has shown that our audience support is at its strongest. These contributions indicate the growing confidence of the Charleston community, and offer an encouraging picture of the year to come, as we work to sustain and expand the operations of the orchestra. The CSO is positioned to embrace exciting challenges in the year ahead, including the selection of a new Music Director and Executive Director, and the creative leveraging of our reentry into the new Gaillard Performance Hall 2015. My fellow CSO Board members join me in thanking you for your support of the CSO. It is your belief in the value of our artistic product which enables us to thrive, and we look forward to seeing you in the season ahead.


Robert Schlau President, Board of Directors Charleston Symphony Orchestra


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13



message from the CONCERTMASTER & ACTING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dear Friends, I am writing for this year’s Annual Report with great joy. Our orchestra is set on the right footing and going in the right direction. In my opinion, the unique vision of our organization; a combination of hard work from our musicians, board, and staff; and community support are the reasons why we are experiencing an artistic triumph and selling out 90% of our performances. We have created demand for the Charleston Symphony and we are planning to increase that demand even more. Our 2012-13 season brought some of the most compelling guest artists and guest conductors performing the most beloved repertoire. The programming was diverse, engaging, and interesting. While it is very hard to pick which concerts and programs to talk about, the following are those that stood out to me the most. In November, Grammy-winning violinist Robert McDuffie played an inspiring Phillip Glass’ “American Four Seasons,” while my teacher Herbert Greenberg performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and I played the tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla. I will never forget the moments I had with Mr. Greenberg sharing the stage performing on rare Stradivari violins that were likely made from the same log. It was so inspiring to have conductor JoAnn Falletta back with us in January. Her interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony was very energetic. The second annual Share the Stage™ contest was a major success this year. Fifteen high school string students performed Swan Lake with us under JoAnn’s baton. We have created a great opportunity for


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

students and we are playing a major role in education. Other highlights were outstanding performances by pianists Volodymyr Vynnytsky and Micah McLaurin playing the most beautiful piano concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. I am so proud that our orchestra is getting a lot of national attention. People in other cities are hearing about our buzz. They are inspired by what we are doing in Charleston and also want to contribute in their own ways. In the last two seasons, I had the very special opportunity to perform several concerts on ExNachez Stradivarius violin generously donated to me by the Constable family of Philadelphia. This season, the Sloan family from Los Angeles heard about the Constables’ contribution and wanted to do the same. In February 2013, the Sloans loaned me their 1714 Lenora Jackson Strad to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto with CSO principal cellist Norbert Lewandowski. This tale of two Strads certainly gave us credibility, elevated our orchestra, and made Charleston a “Strad destination.” Chamber Orchestra concerts were expanded from three to five programs in the beautiful and intimate Dock Street Theatre. These concerts often feature our own very versatile and extremely talented musicians as soloists. In 2012-13 our own Michael Smith, Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, Brandon Nichols, and Kari Kistler

played their concertos beautifully. It was special for our organization to have the spotlight on our own musicians. One of the concerts included an annual interactive concert, Time Machine, and this year’s edition was called “Where Are You Haydn?”. The entire presentation’s focus was composer Franz Josef Haydn and his unique sense of humor. It was really fun having ABC News 4 anchormen Dave Williams and Jon Bruce performing toy instruments onstage with the musicians in a performance of Haydn’s Toy Symphony. Pops programming has risen to another level. Having more dynamic acts and really talented conductors with unique personalities has led to great success. For example, in December, Jim Stephenson really entertained our audience with his arrangements for Holiday Pops. In January, I had the most amazing time conducting Cirque de la Symphonie. We added a third performance of the Cirque because of extremely successful tickets sales and, as a result, all three shows sold out. Families and cirque lovers came to the concerts and were exposed to the most popular classical music that accompanied aerialists and acrobats performing jaw-dropping stunts. While many people in our community enjoy traditional composers that wrote some famous war horses, some enjoy contemporary

works by living composers. Our two-concert series Magnetic South is done in collaboration with the College of Charleston School of the Arts composition department. Some composers whose music is featured on these concerts are able to come to Charleston and participate in a preconcert discussion with CofC’s vibrant composition department faculty. As a result, the audience gets a very personal and intimate description of brand new works they are about to hear. The concert attendance of these performances is very good and the seats are filled with our loyal concertgoers and CofC students who are exposed to contemporary music. These concerts are conducted with aplomb by Dr. Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, who also coordinates this program with Dr. Edward Hart. I am proud to say that our Charleston Symphony has a lot to celebrate. Each concert was filled with lots of energy and gorgeous music. As we look into the future, we are to continue this trend of delivering high artistic performance quality, bringing world-class guest artists, community involvement, commitment to education, and of course the love of music. All of this success would not be possible without the most generous support of our community. In closing, I would like to say thank you for your love of live classical music and our orchestra.


Yuriy Bekker Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director Charleston Symphony Orchestra




- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13






(All $ are in thousands. Fiscal Year (FY) is July 1 - June 30)

FY 12

FY 13

(audited) (unaudited)


Contributions are critical to the CSO’s success -

65% of our overall revenue.

Concert Revenue...................................... $675..................... $898 Contributions......................................... $1,185.................. $1,380 Grants........................................................ $388..................... $306 Investment Income & Gain....................... $16....................... $32 Total Revenue....................................... $2,264.................. $2,616

Expenses Artistic & Production............................ $1,477.................. $1,568 General & Administrative....................... $446..................... $727 Development............................................. $124..................... $192 Total Expense....................................... $2,047.................. $2,487

The CSO focuses on our music and educational programs -

63% of our total expenses go directly to fund these missiondriven programs.




217................... $129

ASSETS Investments.............................................. $271..................... $324 Net Assets.............................................. $1,076.................. $1,205

Symphony Permanent Endowment Fund.................................. $651..................... $681 (held by the Coastal Community Foundation)

*Audited financial statements for FY 13 are available after annual audit by writing to: Charleston Symphony Orchestra, 756 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407.


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

How we were funded in FY 13 Total Revenue: $2,616 Individual Giving - 54% Ticket Sales - 35% Government Support - 7% Foundation & Corporate Grants - 3% Endowment Draw - 1%

How we spent in FY 13 Total Expenses: $2,487 Artistic & Production - 63% General & Administrative - 29% Development - 8%

(All $ are in thousands. Fiscal Year (FY) is July 1 - June 30)



2012-13 Season



or the Charleston Symphony’s 2012-13 season, renovations to the Gaillard Auditorium meant that the new home of the CSO for Masterworks and Pops was the Sottile Theatre. But, before the CSO took to the new venue to perform, the season started off in September with a free community concert in Hampton Park. A crowd of over 800 came to feast on local food truck fare while listening to the CSO Brass Ensemble perform popular favorites in the downtown park. The public announcement of six Music Director Candidates marked the beginning of October and a very exciting era for the organization. On October 11, 2012, the CSO opened up the Thursday evening dress rehearsal as a public performance due to the overwhelming sales for the Friday and Saturday concerts. One week later, the CSO Young People’s Concerts took place at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel with over 2,500 students in attendance. The concert theme - “Heroes,


Myths, & Legends” - was excellently demonstrated by St. Louis Symphony Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi. The CSO performed on October 20 under the baton of conductor Albert George Schram for a special concert celebrating the Town of Seabrook Island’s 25th Anniversary. October 30 marked the season’s first concert in the Chamber Orchestra Series and featured four talented CSO musicians as soloists. The second season of the Magnetic South Series launched in November to continue the partnership between the CSO and College of Charleston’s Music Department. The CSO then performed on November 3 at Freshfields Village for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Annual Tour of Homes in a free concert made possible by the Town of Kiawah Island. And, a second performance of the Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons concert was added for Friday, November 9 when the Saturday evening show sold out in advance. In a special “pop-up” performance on King Street during Second Sunday

- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

festivities on November 11, the Brass Quintet surprised a large crowd with an impromptu mini-performance. Starting off with Rejoice! A Spiritual & Gospel Holiday concerts, December was a very eventful month for the CSO. In addition, several other holidaythemed concerts including CSO Ensembles in downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Bluffton, and Summerville took place throughout

the month. The CSO Chorus and College of Charleston Concert Choir joined the CSO for three performances of Holy City Messiah and two Holiday Pops concerts. December wrapped up with five family-oriented performances of Hansel & Gretel plus Instrument Petting Zoos and gingerbread house contests coordinated by the CSOL, Inc. The new year of 2013 began with great success for the CSO, which continued to be throughout the remainder of the season. On Saturday, January 5, the CSO presented the interactive concert Time Machine: Where are you Haydn? to a soldout house as part of the Chamber Orchestra Series at Dock Street Theatre. The next weekend, the Russian Masters concert – led by

Maestro JoAnn Falletta – sold out for two evenings in a row, resulting in the addition of a public dress rehearsal as a third performance option. The concert featured 18 year-old pianist Micah McLaurin and winners of the Share the Stage™ contest. On Saturday, January 26, a family matinee performance of Cirque de la Symphonie was added since the Friday and Saturday evening performances sold so well in advance. In February, the CSOL, Inc. hosted their annual Benefit Ball complete with delicious food, wonderful entertainment, and a silent auction. On February 14, 15, and 16, the CSO performed three Masterworks concerts featuring the CSO’ s own Yuriy Bekker and Norbert Lewandowski on Brahms’ Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra.

March was “Subscriber Appreciation Month” and proved to be very active for the CSO. On the first weekend, two performances of the Pop Series’ American Song and Dance featured local non-profit organization DanceFx Charleston as special guests. The next weekend, on March 8, the CSO’s newly-renamed young patrons’ group, Remix, launched at a house party that featured a signature cocktail, hors d’ oeuvres, and a performance by the Remix Quartet. On March 22, the second Magnetic South concert of the season took place at the College of Charleston’s Simons Center Recital Hall. A free concert, funded by the Kiawah Island Arts Council, made for a lovely Spring Sunday afternoon on April 7 at the Church of the Holy Spirit. The special event performances of Verdi’s Requiem on April 12 and 13 were a highlight, as well as numerous Ensembles concerts in several communities. Donors enjoyed an appreciation reception, performance, and dinner at McCrady’s Restaurant on April 17 as the season started to wind down for the summer. At the beginning of May was the move of the CSO Administrative Offices to a new location in West Ashley. Later in the month, the CSO performed at the annual Piccolo Spoleto Sunset Serenade concert held on May 26 at the U.S. Custom House. A festive pre-concert reception for donors was held at High Cotton Restaurant.



9.8.12 CSO String Quartet performed at the Roper St. Francis Annual Pregnancy Day Celebration and the CSO hosted a presentation to expectant moms about the Mozart Effect

11.3.12 10.11.12


Masterworks Series opened with Gustav Holst’s The Planets; due to overwhelming demand dress rehearsal tickets were made available to the public

700 in attendance at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Town of Seabrook Island performance with conductor Albert George Schram

Performed a free concert with conductor Stuart Malina for over 350 people at Kiawah Island’s Freshfields Village as part of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Annual Tour of Homes

11.11.12 Pop up concert by the Brass Quintet during a very busy Second Sunday on King Street in downtown Charleston

2012-13 Season







Free Patron Appreciation Concert at Hampton Park where the Brass Ensemble performed under our inflatable band shell for a crowd of over 800 with local food trucks

Young People’s Concerts conducted by Steven Jarvi were held at Charleston Southern University with over 2,500 students in attendance for two performances

Magnetic South concert, Echoes of Antiquity, launched the second season of a partnership with College of Charleston School of the Arts

A second performance of Vivaldi & Piazzolla: The Four Seasons was added due to demand and Yuriy Bekker performed on a Stradivarius with his teacher Herbert Greenberg at the Dock Street Theatre

Five performances of Hansel & Gretel family concerts and partnered with CSOL, Inc. to host two free Instrument Petting Zoos

- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

1.11/12.13 JoAnn Falletta returned to Charleston to conduct a Russian Masters program, which featured 18 year old pianist Micah McLaurin and winners of the Share the StageTM contest performing two sold-out evening concerts and an open dress rehearsal

3.8.13 3.1/2.13 Partnership with local non-profit dance company DanceFx Charleston for final Pops concert of the year, American Song and Dance

Launch Party for Remix, the CSO’s new Young Professionals group held at the home of Stephenson Bennett, whose house had been the original location of the founding of the Charleston Symphony in 1819

4.17.13 Donors celebrated the season’s end with Artistic Delights, a donor appreciation dinner at McCrady’s Restuarant

4.30.13 CSO Administrative offices moved to 756 St. Andrews Blvd. in West Ashley







Performed Cirque de la Symphonie as part of our Pops Series to two sold out houses and added a family matinee performance on Saturday morning

Inaugural Composition and Critique Education performance in partnership with Charleston County School District and Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education

Verdi’s Requiem Mass Special Event took place in collaboration with the CSO Chorus and College of Charleston Concert Choir

First “Sponsor a School” In-school Demonstration in Kingstree, SC made possible by Roger and Vivian Steel

Piccolo Spoleto’s Sunset Serenade annual CSO performance featured selections from West Side Story and a pre-concert reception for donors





he CSO’s 2012-13 Education programs began with hiring a new part-time Education Coordinator, Stephanie Silvestri. This allows for not only sustaining current programs, but also provides more opportunities for the growth and development of new initiatives. The first Education program of the season was the annual Young People’s Concerts (YPC) in October. These educational concerts are presented by the CSO to children in the tricounty area in grades 2-6. This year, Charleston Southern University hosted the concerts, attracting over 2,500 students. The concerts, conducted by Steven Jarvi, were themed “Heroes, Myths, and Magic” and featured music from composers such as John Williams and Richard Wagner.

Before the YPC concerts, teachers are supplied with a curriculum guide about the upcoming concert program. These workbooks, which comply with the South Carolina curriculum standards, contain information about the musical program and activities for the students to complete prior to the concert. In December, the CSO hosted family concerts of Hansel and Gretel, with five performances and three Instrument Petting Zoos. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. helped to provide volunteers and instruments for young students to come and try before the performance. Students who attend these Zoos generally range in age from 3-14. Instrument stations in the past have included Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Cello, Piano, and Xylophone.

The Charleston Symphony alone employed


youth reached by the CSO through

Young People’s Concerts, in-school demonstrations, family concerts and other CSO performances

64 14


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

257 and generated

$1,369,903 in payroll for South Carolina in FY13.

In January 2013, the second annual Share the Stage™ competition took place, once again allowing talented South Carolina students to have the unique opportunity to perform onstage with their professional counterparts. Based on video audition performances, eleven string players were chosen to perform on stage with the CSO for the January 11 & 12 Russian Masters performance under the baton of renowned conductor JoAnn Falletta. The result was a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake featuring a 90-piece orchestra of students and professionals—a rewarding experience for the CSO musicians, the students, and the audience.

to be our most popular Education programs because they are free of charge to schools, and are very convenient for teachers. February provided some exceptional training and planning, as the Education Coordinator for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Fine Arts Coordinator for Charleston County School District (CCSD) traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Conference. The culmination of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education pilot program, Composition and Critique, was presented on March 7, 2013 at the Charleston County School of the Arts. This was a program that involved three classes from three elementary schools from North Charleston, West Ashley, and Mt. Pleasant. The purpose of this program is to help students

discover the parallels between music composition and writing workshop. Plans are underway to expand and reach more schools for the 2013-14 season. Additionally, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has submitted this program to be included on the roster of local arts organizations for a new program initiative in CCSD, Engaging Creative Minds. The Education programs concluded in April with the launch of a new program to supplement the In-School demonstrations. The program, named Sponsor a School allows donors to select a school in need or a school in which they feel a special connection to support. The first sponsored school performance was for Pre-K through Second Grade students at W.M. Anderson Primary in Kingstree, South Carolina. The performance was made possible by Roger and Vivian Steel.

Spread throughout the months of January, February, and March, small ensembles of CSO musicians performed for the well- established Music in Schools Program. These demonstrations served over 1,700 students in 62 schools throughout Charleston, Dorchester II, and Berkeley Counties. Demonstrations continue

In the community:


free performances during the 2012-13 season



reached through free performances



Affiliates CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble


ed by Dr. Isaiah R. Mcgee, Artistic Director, and founded in 1999, the 80+ member Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir is one of Charleston’s most sought-after culturally diverse groups, performing gospel, spirituals, and sacred music for local concert events as well as international and regional performances throughout the year. Under the direction of David A. Richardson, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble is

the organic outcome of its sister organization, focusing on AfricanAmerican spirituals and sacred music in a variety of performance settings. During the 2012-13 season, the Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble performed with the CSO on Rejoice! A Spiritual & Gospel Holiday Celebration - the 12th Annual Christmas concert and Freedom Rides On: A Tribute to the Freedom Riders. The Founder and President of the groups is Lee Pringle, who also serves on the CSO Board of Directors.

CSO Chorus


he Charleston Symphony Chorus is a dedicated group of auditioned, volunteer singers drawn from the greater Charleston area. The independent, non-profit organization’s mission is to promote enjoyment and appreciation of choral music in the Lowcountry through performance of a diverse choral repertoire, presented in concerts of the highest standard of musical excellence


and programs that seek to nurture and educate future singers and audiences alike. The Chorus was founded in 1978 by Miss Emily Remington - originally as the Charleston Singers Guild. In 1998, Dr. Robert Taylor joined as Music Director. He also serves as Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, and Founder and Artistic Director of the Taylor Music Group and

- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

Taylor Festival Choir, inspired by Bob Taylor, the conductor’s late father - a distinguished choral pedagogue. CSO Chorus President for 2012-13 was Dwight Williams, who also serves on the CSO Board of Directors. The CSO Chamber Singers, a division of the Chorus, provides a smaller ensemble to perform works in the chamber repertoire, including annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, and is also dedicated to performing works by contemporary local composers. Celebrating its 35th season during 2012-13, the Chorus and Chamber Singers performed with the CSO for October’s opening Masterworks concerts, Holiday Pops, Holy City Messiah, and Verdi’s Requiem.”

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.


he Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) is a multi-talented group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to support the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. The CSOL® has done this for more than 40 years through music education programs, audience development, and a number of fundraising projects. This year’s CSOL® President was Sue Ingram, who also serves on the CSO Board of Directors.

League members share their talents and expertise by contributing thousands of hours in planning and producing a wide variety of special projects. For 2012-13, the CSOL® organized and hosted many events and fundraisers: the Benefit Ball, the Symphony Tour of Homes at Kiawah Island, the annual Designer Show House, and various Revels events. In addition, volunteers from the CSOL® coordinated and worked Instrument Petting Zoos and gingerbread house contests for the CSO’s December Hansel & Gretel family concerts. Throughout the year, the CSOL® also collected sponsorships for a chance to win an all-new 2013 Ford Mustang convertible and announced the winning sponsor, Bob & Lynn Hanlin, in May 2013 at the annual US Custom House Piccolo Spoleto Concert.

The CSOL® actively supports music education and funding for the arts, annually awarding: the David and Karen Stahl Scholarship and Student Scholarships to high school seniors who plan to major in music; Matching Grant Awards to members of the Youth Orchestra of the Low Country; Summer Study Awards to talented Lowcountry music students; and Professional Scholarships available to members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for advanced study. The CSOL® Arts Advocacy Committee works with state arts advocates enhancing the study of arts in our local schools, and with government officials to promote the support of fine arts throughout the state. During the concert season, League members also serve as ushers and provide refreshments for the musicians. For the 2013 Fiscal Year, the CSOL® was the largest contributor, donating $118,000 and innumerable hours of their time to the CSO.





he CSO’s community of patrons and donors were engaged as never before in acknowledgement and celebration of a wildly successful 2012-13 season. Glowing reviews in the Post & Courier and a buzz in the community made for enthusiastic philanthropic engagement, resulting in 55 new Conductor’s Club members ($1,500+) and 31 new major donors ($3,000+). The CSO’s principal string quartet performed at 15 private donor engagements throughout the tri-county area as part of our Cocktails, Conversation

and Chamber Music series. Led by Yuriy Bekker, these intimate dialogues and compelling performances drew current and prospective donors closer to the magic of our musicians. During the Masterworks and Pops series, the Sottile Theatre President’s Box was humming with special guests and regular donor receptions. In addition, the Chamber Orchestra Series performances were overflowing with lively CSO supporters. CSO Board members took the lead in conveying the good news of the CSO’s reestablished financial and


2013 - $189,922 2012 - $117,000

operational security to the public, hosting lunches and private meetings with individuals, corporations and even foundations throughout the season. Through a strategic outreach effort spearheaded by the CSO’s Business Task Force, a committee of the CSO Board, corporate giving increased by more than 62% ($73,000 more in 2013 over 2012). New corporate sponsors included BlueCross BlueShield and Sonoco, among 13 new supporters at commitment levels ranging from $2,000 to $150,000.

55 31 new Conductor’s Club members ($1,500+)

new major donors ($3,000+)


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13




n January 2013, the CSO launched a young patrons’ initiative, CSO Remix. This lively circle of young supporters, committed to sustaining the work of the CSO and to delivering inspirational, intimate classical music experiences among the 25-40 age demographic, kicked off with a bang. The group’s launch event was planned by a visionary host committee and held at the home of Stephenson Bennett, whose house had been the original location of the founding of the Charleston

Symphony in 1819. More than 60 young people attended, and the CSO Remix Quartet, composed of Yuriy Bekker, Kari Kistler, Alex Boissonault, and Norbert Lewandowski, delivered a lustrous, dreamy performance that elicited lively responses and an active salon-style dialogue among the group. In the year ahead, CSO Remix will host frequent salons, building on the success of this inaugural event, and present family-friendly performances, including “Peter and the Wolf.”

he 2012-13 fundraising season concluded with an elegant donor dinner at McCrady’s, in celebration of an unforgettable season. The group toasted Yuriy Bekker’s superb leadership as Acting Artistic Director.





The Charleston Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges supporters from the following individual, corporate, foundation, and government entities for generously supporting the organization’s Annual Fund between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Leadership Circle - $25,000 Anonymous Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation City of Charleston CSOL, Inc. Herzman-Fishman Foundation/Leo and Carol H Fishman Ingram Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee John & Jill Chalsty Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company Speedwell Foundation Town of Kiawah Island

Sustainer’s Club - $10,000 Anonymous Serena and Robert Blocker John T. and Elizabeth K. Cahill Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Christie Judith & L. John Clark Detyens Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Ronald H. Fielding and Ms. Susan Lobell Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, Inc. Clyde & Jill Hiers Legasey Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation MeadWestvaco Mrs. Phyllis Miller Jeffrey and Lorain Place SC Arts Commission Sonoco South Carolina Bank and Trust Bringing Peace Fund of Tides Foundation Marlies G. Tindall Town of Mt. Pleasant

Musicians’ Circle - $5,000 Dr. Cynthia Cleland Austin Blackbaud Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Burke Ilse Calcagno Mrs. Barbara Chapman Dr. and Mrs. William T. Creasman Cumbaa Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Margot S. Freudenberg The Gray Charitable Trust Ms. Suzanne Gemmell Cindy and George Hartley Ilderton Contractors Dr. and Mrs. Mariano F. LaVia Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine The Lasca & Richard Lilly Fund of Vanguard Charitable Endowment Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Lorscheider Valerie & John Luther Mr. and Mrs. John F. Maybank City of North Charleston Post and Courier Foundation


Joseph & Claire Schady Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Schlau Roger & Vivian Steel Albert & Caroline Thibault Estate of Sarah Waring Toomer Mrs. Andrea Volpe Mr. and Mrs. John H. Warren, III Estate of Elephare D. Zimmerman

Conductor’s Circle - $3,000 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Mrs. Nella G. Barkley Berlin’s for Men Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Black Jean F. Carlton Frank & Kathy Cassidy County of Charleston Barbara Christie Mr. and Mrs. Larry Codey Nicholas & Eileen D’Agostino, Jr. Mrs. Clementina Edwards Jerry H. Evans and Stephen T. Bajjaly Mr. and Mrs. John Evans Richard and Ann Gridley Dr. and Mrs. Todd J. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Morgan K. Herterich JoAnne & Nelson Hicks Bob and Marcia Hider Paul & Rebecca Hilstad Sue & Ken Ingram The Joanna Foundation Katherine Kelsey William & Corinne Khouri Dr. and Mrs. Michael Maginnis Sarah & Stuart McDaniel Merrill Lynch Dr. and Mrs. John Palms Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Query Paul and Mary Jane Roberts Charitable Gift Fund Dr. S. Dwane Thomas

Conductor’s Club - $1,500 Ms. Susan Parsons and Dr. Angus Baker Lees and John Baldwin Georgia Bell Mr. and Mrs. John T. Benton Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bland, Jr. Dr. Tina and Mr. David Brollier Dr. and Mrs. G. Stephen Buck Mr. and Mrs. Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cay, III John & Lucia Childs Eliza Chrystie Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm C. Clark Harry & Jennifer Clarke CMMC, LLC Mrs. William H. Cogswell, III Bill & Sherry Cook Gail & David Corvette Sally and Colin Cuskley Ellen & Tommy Davis

- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

The Ceara Donnelley & Nathan Berry Fund Ralph and Nancy Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Haskell S. Ellison Hal & Jo Fallon William & Prudence Finn Charitable Trust Dr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Franklin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Friedlander Richard & Neva Gadsden Joe & Sylvia Gamboa Dr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Goulding Dr. and Mrs. Mark Green Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Hagood Mr. James C. Hare, Jr. Bill & Ruth Hindman Mrs. Betty Howell Harold & Jackie Jacobs Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jenrette, III Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club Charles & Brenda Larsen Mr. John R. Lauritsen Anne & Cisco Lindsey Jan and Larry Lipov Mr. James D. Lubs Mrs. Cathy Marino Drs. H. W. and Carolyn B. Matalene Ms. Harriet P. McDougal Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mesel Mr. and Mrs. J Messeroff Mrs. Elizabeth B. O’Connor The Opalack Foundation Bobby & Pam Pearce Lt. Col. Wilson R. Pierpont Mr. and Mrs. Everett Presson Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Prezzano, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. A. Bert Pruitt Radiate Technologies Dr. and Mrs. James M. Ravenel The Richards Foundation The Harriet and Linda Ripinsky Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC Mr. John M. Rivers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richards Roddey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenzweig Mr. Patrick Rutledge and Dr. Rochelle Rutledge Gretchen & Fritz Saenger Mr. David Savard Dr. and Mrs. Del Schutte, Jr. Mr. Christian Schwabe Ginger & David Scott Mrs. Mindelle Seltzer Elizabeth M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. George W. Smyth, Jr. Mary Ann & Cliff Solberg Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Sparkman Dr. and Mrs. Carl Stanitski Mr. James V. Sullivan Mr. Mark Tanenbaum TD Bank Mrs. Ann Hurd Thomas Mr. Charlie Wade Ms. Patience D. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Leo Weber

Shawn Pagliarini & Russell Williamson Mr. Bright Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Bonum S. Wilson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Conrad Zimmerman

Partner - $500 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ackerman Robert & Kathleen Anderson Mr. Ivan V. Anderson and Dr. Renee Dobbins Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barkley, Jr. Charles & Sharon Barnett Ms. Karin Beckert Gary & Karen Beeler Mr. and Mrs. Yuriy Bekker Charles and Bonnie Bensonhaver Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Boswell Anna M. Boulden Boylston Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Boylston Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brickman Ronald Brown Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buchan Ms. Jessica Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cathcart, III Charleston Stage Company Ms. Jane Cheshire Dr. James L. and Judy E. Chitwood CSO Gospel Choir Mr. and Mrs. James L. Coker Colliers International Dr. and Mrs. John A. Colwell Ethel A. Corcoran Ms. Catherine Couch Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Cox, Jr. Croghan’s Jewel Box David’s Tuxedos Phyllis & George Dickinson Direct Marketers of Charleston Dunes Properties Dr. and Mrs. George G. Durst, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H. East Julie & John Fenimore Mr. Paul Fink Ms. Susan Friberg Richard J. Friedman, M.D. and Sandra Brett Sallie & Stephen Fuerth M. Boyd & Charlotte Gillespie Carroll & Peggy Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Gero von Grotthuss Dr. William D. Gudger Mrs. Lou Hammond Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heckelman Bernadette & Bert Hefke Henry M. Blackmer Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Jackson Robert L. Jaegly Joan Jenkins Judith Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Ram Kalus Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kash Sheila & Tony Kelly Dr. and Mrs. George Khoury Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kirk

Mrs. Joan Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lenhardt Drs. Walter and Leonie Leventhal Charles & Joan Lipuma Mr. Charlie Luce Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Malabre, Jr. Clarence & Judy Manning Mr. David Masich Mr. and Mrs. Tom Massey Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Mastrandrea Maverick Southern Kitchens Mr. Hugh McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. John McTavish John & Cathy McWhorter Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Middaugh Mr. William L. Milligan Valerie Morris & Boris Bohun-Chudyniv Ms. Martina Mueller Mrs. Carol Mysel Weesie and Tradd Newton Nucor Steel Mr. James E. Orr, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Pagliaro Dr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Peters Dr. and Mrs. William H. Prioleau, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid Mr. Mark Reinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Clark L. Remsburg Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr. Mr. Bratton Riley Billie B. Roble Alex & Zoe Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schlauch Dr. and Mrs. Fredric Schuh Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. William P. Seaborn Elaine & Bill Simpson Jeanne Smith William and Patricia Staempfli Mr. and Mrs. Al Straub The Hood Law Firm Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tremann Richard & Martha Ulmer The Reverend and Mrs. Al Votaw Frederick & Constance West Doris Gelzer Whitaker Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ziff

Contributor - $250 Anonymous (4) Herbert & Barbara Ailes Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Mr. and Mrs. James P. Anderson The Henley Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bowe Martin Bowen Brooks Family Foundation James & Barbara Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bunn Wayne & Joyce Burdick Ms. Barbara Burgess Anne & Will Cleveland Dr. H. Paul Cooler Jerry and Eleanor Cooper Ms. Angela Klehe Creed Ms. Jacqueline P. Cunningham Marilyn W. Curry Mrs. James D. Decker Ms. Carol Drowota

Mrs. Mary English and Mr. Peter Smith Mr. and Mrs. F. Beaven Ennis ExxonMobil Foundation Mr. Jeffrey A. Foster Gilbert Galle Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Goldmeyer Michael Griffith and Donna Reyburn Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Halsey David & Patricia Hannemann Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hellman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Hughes Hans & Rosemarie Hunsch Dr. Wendell S. Johnson Sola Kim, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kronick Julia Lamson-Scribner Karyn S. Lee Mr. Edmund LeRoy Limehouse Produce Co., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. M. Joel Mandelbaum Mr. Tony Mazurkiewicz Dr. Terrence N. and Mrs. Millicent M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Allston Moore, Jr. Michael J. Mrlik Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Notari Gene & Jocelyn Notz Ms. Catherine O’Brien Mr. Anthony R. Oglietti Brenda and James Orcutt Ms. Susan Parsell Etta Pisano & Jan Kylstra Ms. Claudia Porter Michelle Powell Prestige Properties of Charleston Mr. and Mrs. John W. Priesing Ms. Lisa Quadrini Ms. Carol Rashbrook Barbara L. Reed and Robert L. Day Rick and Grace Reed Porter Remington and Martha Scharnitzky Lee & Deborah Rogers Cynthia & Dave Rosengren Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn Rougier-Chapman Ms. Nancy Rudy Henry Sawyer and Gail Peeler Ms. Rosann Scanlon Herk & Sherry Sims Ms. Tamar Small and Mr. Jon Greif Carol Ann & Bryan Smalley Mr. and Mrs. William H. Spencer, III Kate & David Stanton Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Steinberg Mrs. Ursula Stocko Mr. and Mrs. John L. Strauch Ms. Lavinia Thaxton The Instrument Doc Uricchio, Howe, Krell, Jacobsen, Toporek, Theos & Keith, PA Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vanderwege Judy & Al Weinrich Mr and Mrs. David L. Wertz Elizabeth M. White Dr. and Mrs. William C. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Workman Mr. Joseph L. Wright, Jr. Shelley & Marty Yonas Mr. Dave Zoellner



Member - $100 Anonymous (5) Mrs. Gloria Adelson Kevin and Beth Alford Altschul Fund Marylou & Doc Ardrey Ms. Valerie Assey Travers & Ann Auburn Ms. Nancy Austin Adm. and Mrs. Albert Baciocco, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Backer David & Sylvia Bacon Bank of South Carolina Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Banks Bass / Bradford Gift Fund of Fidelity Charitable Anne & Andrew Benbow John & Rose Benecki Enid & Jack Benezra Linda Bergman Laurie & Stephen Berman The Reverend James P. Blalock Mr. Myles Bland Drs. John G.P. and Barbara S. Boatwright Col. and Mrs. Raymond F. Borelli Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Bouch Dr. D. Oliver Bowman and Dr. Robert Sauers Dr. Eloise Bradham and Mr. Mark George Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bumgardner Ms. Dianne S. Burden Mary Elizabeth Canaday Alex & Sarah Cash Ms. Patricia Cathcart Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Charron Ron & Sue Ciancio Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clarke William & Ann Connellee Mr. John D. Connolly Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Corcoran Peter & Marion Cotton Mr. Thomas Cronier Ms. Cathy Curtis Mrs. Jeanne F. Dalton Mrs. Janet Fryman Davis Mr. Ted Davis Dr. and Mrs. Victor E. Delbene Frances Van Dolah Mr. and Mrs. John Dunnan Christopher and Erin East Morris & Deborah Ellison Dr. Lydia Engelhardt Alan & Rella Eysen Kenneth & Karla Farrar Jo and John Fee Gail & Evan Firestone Ms. Sara Jane Foltz Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Garrett Capt. and Mrs. Dean Glace Mr. and Mrs. Barry Goldsmith


Marion & Ken Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Greenebaum Ms. Beth Guenther Ms. Marcella Hair Brenda W. Hart Mr. and Mrs. William Hart Bruce & Nedra Hecker Robert & Catherine Hill Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoopman Ms. Elizabeth Hostutler Mr. and Mrs. Elwood G. Housand Maureen Huff and Larry Millhouse Mr. and Mrs. William D. Humphrey Mr. Jerry Humphries Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hylander Grace and Will Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Darryl G. Johnson Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Jones Dolores Jones Drs. Chester Rogers and Elise Jorgens Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Kammer Ms. Catherine Key Ms. Meghan King Ms. Maureen King Mrs. Louise King Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Koches Ken & Theresa Kwochka Lincoln and Gloria Ladd Jonathan R. Lamb Dr. James L. Lancaster Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Lane, Jr. Tori Langen Jarrell S. and Glenn C. Larew Ms. Meggett B. Lavin and Mr. Malcolm M. Crosland, Jr. Mrs. Bess Lawton Theodore & Rose Levin Mr. Kent Lewandowski Drs. Julian M. and Alice Q. Libet Harriet Little Mr. and Mrs. Wade H. Logan, III Ms. Sally Lovejoy Dr. Carla Lowrey Mr. and Mrs. G. Lindsay Luke, Jr. Mr. Carl Lundquist Mr. and Mrs. Percy Lyon Mrs. Jan MacDougal Dr. and Mrs. John C. Maize Ms. Emma Marshall Mr. John Martin Mr. and Mrs. Louis Matagrano Deanna & Scott McBroom Kathleen McElhannon John & Kathy McFadden Bob & Barbara McKenzie Ms. Dorothy H. Meacham Mr. and Mrs. Charles Measter Mr. Steve Middour John & Joanne Milkereit Terry & Martha Miller Mr. and Mrs. Thad Mitchum

- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

Drs. Jamie and Dorothy Moore Tom and Nan Morrison Mr. Donald Muglia G. Clinton and Valeria Myers Mr. and Mrs. Felix von Nathusius John and Sally Newell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Newton, III Mike Mankin Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Nickel Ms. Elizabeth Ochoa Dr. Patrick O’Neil Ed & Charlotte Overton-Moran Dr. Traute Page Mr. Scott Parr Richard & Elizabeth Paul John & Carolyn Pelletier Ms. Eloise Pingry Mr. Warren Pyle Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Ravenel, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Raver Edgar & Charlene Rennoe Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm M. Rhodes Ms. Kathleen H. Rivers Mr. Claron A. Robertson, III Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers Robert and Freda Rohloff Mr. Larry Rubin Ms. Patricia Schneider Dr. and Mrs. Paul Schulman Ms. Mary Frances Scrantom Karen & Bob Serenbetz Mrs. Margaret Seres The Rev. Colton Smith and Mrs. Angela Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Smith Donald S. & Donna L. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Speno F. T. & Cicely Stack Dr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Stalb Cameron Stoll and Matt Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Strehle Mark and Marie Stuppy Sugar Bakeshop Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Tasker Dr. and Mrs. H. Simmons Tate, Jr. TenMed Advisors, LLC Mr. Thomas E. Thornhill Ms. Rachel Tuuri Martin & Joan Ustin Ms. Eileen D. Van Horn Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wade Keeling & Barbara Warburton Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Watts Marti & Curt Weeden Stewart Weinberg Dr. and Mrs. James D. Wells, III Mr. and Mrs. Killough H. White, III Susan & David Whitehouse Capt. and Mrs. Richard T. Wright, USN Mr. and Mrs. William R. Zehfuss



Special Thanks to our Corporate Supporters

Detyen’s Shipyards

Berlin’s for Men

The CSO plays a central role in the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Lowcountry while also providing a cultural community service for people who live and do business in the area. Partnering with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will help to advance its mission while building exposure, prominence, and brand recognition for your company. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra offers a number of benefits for business sponsorship, including prominent exposure for your company in conjunction with a high profile event and exciting and varied entertainment opportunities for your clients and employees. In addition to concerts, sponsorships of receptions and fundraisers are also available. For more information on Corporate Support, please contact the Development Office at 843-723-7528, ext. 106.




of the 2012-13 Charleston Symphony Orchestra *Designates core musician.



Yuriy Bekker*, Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director

Charles Messersmith*, Principal

Leo and Carol H. Fishman Chair

Ilse Calcagno Chair

Micah Gangwer*, Assistant Concertmaster Alexander Boissonnault*, Principal Second Asako Kremer*, Assistant Principal Second Frances Hsieh Nonoko Okada Lauren Paul Brent Price

Gretchen Roper*

Bassoon Katherine St.John*, Principal

Horn Brandon Nichols*, Principal


Bob and Marcia Hider Chair

Anne Holmi* Debra Sherrill

Jan-Marie Christy Joyce*, Principal Alexander Agrest*, Assistant Principal



Michael Smith*, Principal JoAnn Lamolino,* Second Trumpet

Norbert Lewandowski*, Principal Marlies Tindall Chair

Damian Kremer*, Assistant Principal Mrs. Barbara Chapman Chair


Timothy O’Malley

William Zehfuss*, Principal Cal and Joyce East Chair


Thomas Joyce*, Bass Trombone Robert and Benita Schlau Chair

Thomas Bresnick*, Principal Dr. Jim and Claire Allen Chair



Beth Albert*, Principal Dr. S. Dwane Thomas Chair

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh*, Principal


Caroline and Albert Thibault Chair

Regina Helcher Yost*, Second Flute & Piccolo

Ryan Leveille*, Principal

Paul and Becky Hilstad Chair

Tacy Edwards



Kathleen Wilson

Mark Gainer*, Principal Phyllis Miller Chair

Kari Kistler*, Second Oboe & English Horn

administration Director of Patron Services Cynthia Branch

Gift Officer Megan Alder

Education Coordinator Stephanie Silvestri

Director of Operations Valerie Nelson

Personnel and Sales Manager Thomas Joyce

Development Associate Alex Pagano

Director of Development Courtenay Speir

Music Librarian Rachel Gangwer

Stage Manager Judge Kelly

Director of Marketing Tara Scott

Finance Manager Lisa McDonald, CPA

Senior Development Officer Monica Jenks


- C H ARLE S TON S YM PHON Y OR C HEST R A • an n ua l re p ort 2012-13

board of directors Executive Committee • President: Robert Schlau, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch • First VP: Cynthia Hartley, former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Sonoco Products Company

Directors • Jessica Buchanan, Owner, Tease Dry Bar, LLC • John Cahill, Executive Chairman of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. • Dr. William Cook

• VP Artistic: Robert Blocker, The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University

• Julie Fenimore, Educator, CSO Advocate

• VP Finance: Michael Moody, Former CEO of Force Protection, Inc.

• Nat Malcolm, Co-Owner, Indigo Books

• VP Development: L. John Clark, Chairman, The Steamboat Capital Group, LLC • VP Education: James Braunreuther, Fine Arts Coordinator, Charleston County School District • VP Governance: John Maybank, Retired

• Clyde Hiers, Certified Public Accountant

• J. Hugh McDaniel, Project Manager, Project Services Group, Benefitfocus Inc.

• CSOL President: Sue Ingram • Immediate Past President: John H. Warren, III, Partner, Warren & Sinkler Attorneys at Law

• Lee Pringle, Financial Services Professional; founder of the CSO Gospel Choir and the CSO Spirtual Ensemble • Dr. James M. Ravenel, Physician, Former Chairman of the Board, Roper St. Francis • Mayo Read, Former owner of Palmetto Travel Service • Bratton Riley, Director of Program Development at Maybank Industries, LLC • Mary Ann Solberg, Former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

• Dr. Francis G. Middleton

• Mr. Roger Steel, Former CEO, SNS Properties, Inc.

• Phyllis Miller, Retired Antique Dealer, Volunteer

• Linda Weber, Corporate Community Relations Manager, First Federal

• Robert Pearce, Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood

• Dwight Williams, President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus • Bright Williamson, Principal, Associated Spine Technologies

• VP Marketing: Charlie Cumbaa, Senior Vice President, New Business Ventures, Blackbaud, Inc. • Secretary: Ellen Claussen Davis, President, E.C. Davis & Associates

2012-13 Season

Life Members

Ex-Officio Members

• Margot S. Freudenberg

• Marty Besancon, Director of the City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department

• Laura Hewitt • Max L. Hill, Jr. • Marianne Mead • Eloise Pingry • Edward H. Sparkman

• Dr. Joseph M. Jenrette, III, Doctor (Radiology) at MUSC • Valerie Morris, Dean, School of the Arts, College of Charleston • Ellen Dressler Moryl, Director, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs • Caroline Thibault, Immediate Past President of CSOL





756 St. Andrews Blvd. I Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 723-7528 I www.CharlestonSymphony.org