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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.

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table of

CONTENTS 2 Letter from the Board President 3 Letter from the Executive Director 5 Message from the Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director 6 Financial Highlights 8 2011-12 Season Overview 10 2011-12 Season Highlights 12 Education & Community Engagement 14 Affiliates 16 Development Summary 18 Donor Listings 22 Musicians & Adminstration 23 Board of Directors

Photo credits: Richard Bell Photography, John Zillioux, Tina Su, Harald Haugan, Jim Bush, and Christian Steiner.

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letter from the

BOARD PRESIDENT Dear Friends, This Annual Report, and the Symphony’s achieving a small profit for the second year in a row, reflects at least two things. The first is continuing and growing community support for the Symphony. This is of critical importance to us, the Board, the staff, and the musicians, because it indicates we are doing the right thing; we are providing to the community a service and an opportunity the community wants. That makes all the hard work worthwhile. The second is fiscal responsibility, without which no arts organization can survive, and it is a responsibility now shared by dedicated musicians, a professional staff, and a Board of community advocates. While the season was successful financially, it was even more successful artistically. You, the community, have confirmed this by your record attendance in every genre: Masterworks, Pops, and Chamber. Throughout the season, the Symphony performed brilliantly under leading visiting conductors and alongside extraordinary guest soloists. We have continued our focus on education, including new initiatives in the tri-county public schools. We were pleased to announce and are currently proceeding with the search for a new Music Director. We are proud of the fact that members of the Symphony musician core constitute a majority of that search committee. While we consider this year and last year great successes, we do so in the context of the continuing struggle of your Symphony and all other arts organizations for contributions from individual and business members of this community, a community in which we live and in which the Symphony serves. Your continued and increasing support is critical to our future. We salute the many individuals and business partners who are included in this report for all you do to further our mission. Your contributions allow us the opportunity to bring music and education to Charleston and the Lowcountry. I would also like to express gratitude to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL®) for their tireless efforts in this and every year.


John H. Warren, III President, Board of Directors Charleston Symphony Orchestra


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letter from the

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, Looking back on a memorable year, I am overcome by the milestones that made it so extraordinary. I’m pleased to report that - with the support of our community, the teamwork of our musicians, plus the dedication of our Board, staff, and volunteers - the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is a robust organization with a viable role in the culturally-rich Lowcountry. Since restructuring in 2010, the CSO has conclusively demonstrated its position as the major resident cultural asset in music performance and education in the tri-county area. As Executive Director, I hear from many in the public about how the CSO has enriched their lives through the outstanding music-making of our orchestra. The 2011-12 Season was filled with so many extraordinary experiences that I cannot list them all here, however, they are mentioned in detail throughout this report. Once again this season the CSO has confirmed a resolution to artistic excellence and community engagement. New initiatives in education and expanded audience growth efforts made the CSO Charleston’s own symphony orchestra more than ever before. One of our goals was to increase our service throughout the community. With that in mind, we were able to expand our music education projects to include Share the Stage™- a new contest that gives young, local musicians a chance to be mentored by and play onstage with their professional counterparts. In addition, we expanded our scope with performances outside of Charleston, allowing our organization to reach out to more people with accessible or free ticket pricing at more intimate concert venues. Another goal was the further development of our audience, which goes hand in hand with community engagement. During the 2011-12 season, we achieved historic record attendance with over 1,200 Masterworks series subscriptions (up from 800) and sell-out performances at both the Gaillard Auditorium, the Dock Street Theatre. We attracted 460 new Masterworks subscribers with specially-discounted, affordable offers, keeping in mind that comprehensive audience development is central to our overall strategy. In addition, we aimed to increase our philanthropic support and build stronger bonds with the business community. We saw several Business Partners come on board such as Piggly Wiggly, MeadWestvaco SCANA, and the Post and Courier Foundation. A new series of private events to engage potential donors was launched called Cocktails, Chamber Music, and Conversation, which were hosted by Board Members and succeeded in introducing community members to our mission and garnering additional support. While we are excited to celebrate our triumphs, we are also aware of and addressing our challenges. We depend on a great deal of philanthropic support to succeed. Without the help from our supporters, we cannot carry on in this great spirit of achievement. Community support is critical to the future of the CSO. While other cities are losing their orchestras, Charleston must remain steadfast in support to preserve this great treasure for generations to come.


Daniel E. Beckley Executive Director Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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message from the CONCERTMASTER & ACTING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dear Friends, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 Season was a real triumph. We performed many diverse programs satisfying many different musical tastes. As a result, we were able to reach out to our community attendance at our concerts was terrific and we nearly doubled our audience in many cases. Some of the highlights included the most sublime opening night with Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto in November and in January with renowned conductor JoAnn Falleta at the podium for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. I had the very special opportunity to perform on a rare 1686 Ex-Nachez Stradivarius violin for a new concerto written by Charleston composer, Dr. Edward Hart. The season finale of Mahler’s Second Symphony conducted by Daniel Hege swept our audience (and musicians!) off their feet. It would be the last time the CSO played together in the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium until it reopens after a few years of massive renovations.


The Pops Series proved to be very exciting as well. One of my personal favorites was an evening of movie music by the composer John Williams and conducted by crowd favorite, Morihiko Nakahara, Music Director of the South Carolina Philharmonic. The concert celebrated classic film scores such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones and we were able to introduce many new people to our orchestra through this familiar music. The new Charleston Chamber Orchestra Series was not only delightful for our audience, but also fun for the musicians. Our CSO is privileged to have very talented musicians and through these Chamber Orchestra concerts we featured some of them as soloists. The community loved these performances; because of the intimate setting of the Dock Street Theatre they were able to see the performers up close and personal. The attendance of these shows was superb and the last concert sold out well in advance. I am extremely eager about the future of the Magnetic South Series, which debuted in 2011-12. In this

series of concerts, we partnered with the composition faculty of College of Charleston School of the Arts and performed music by composers of the 20th and the 21st centuries. Some of the contemporary composers were able to come to Charleston and talk about their music before the performances. These concerts were very popular and also brought new audience members into our organization. Our educational programming during the season grew rapidly. This season we reached out to thousands of children in various school presentations and Young People’s Concerts. In addition, we launched an annual competition for music students called Share the Stage™. The winners were chosen to play an overture onstage with the CSO in a Masterworks performance. This year, they played Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture with the distinguished Maestro JoAnn Falletta. It is unusual to find an orchestra of our budget size doing so much in terms of variety. I am very proud of our success. We were on the right track during Fiscal Year 2012 and will keep going that same direction for seasons to come.

Yuriy Bekker Concertmaster & Artistic Director Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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HIGHLIGHTS (All $ are in thousands. Fiscal Year is 7/1-6/30)

For the Years Ended

The CSO received

35% of its Fiscal Year 12 budget from ticket sales. Philanthropy contributed to

65% of its Fiscal Year 12 budget.

June 30, 2012

June 30, 2011

(unaudited) (audited)

Operating Revenue and Support Concert Revenue.............................. $675..................... $302 Contributions.................................... $980..................... $775 Grants................................................ $296..................... $166 Endowment Draw............................. $26....................... $28 Total Operating Revenue........... $1,977...................$1,271

Operating Expenses Artistic & Production..................... $1,266.................... $910 General & Administrative............... $640..................... $344 Total Operating Expense........... $1,906...................$1,254

Endowment & Other Long-Term Investments Net Assets......................................... $653

OPERATING SURPLUS.............. $71........... $17 Concert Highlights For the Years Ended Ticket Sales

June 30, 2012 674,824


June 30, 2011 301,720


Audited financial statements for FY 12 are available after annual audit by writing to: Charleston Symphony Orchestra, 572 Savannah Hwy, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29407.


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How we were

FUNDED Individual Giving

Ticket Sales



Endowment Draw

Foundation and Corporate Grants



Government Support     

10% Total FY12 Budget: $1.92M

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2011-12 Season

OVERVIEW February 11 was an evening made memorable with the sound of a 300+ year old Stradivarius violin played by Yuriy Bekker.


he Charleston Symphony began its 2011-12 Season at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium knowing that it would be the last season to perform in that venue for several years. Thanks to the many supporters, it was a season full of wonderful visiting conductors, excellent guest artists, and historymaking performances. The CSO season opened with concerts led by guest conductor and crowd favorite, Stuart Malina, beginning with Broadway’s Golden Age – a Pops Series concert. The Masterworks Series opened with a spectacular concert featuring world famous pianist, Emanuel Ax, performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto. Also in November, the CSO performed a free concert at Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island and performed the debut of the all-new Charleston Chamber Orchestra Series with a nearly sold-out concert of works inspired by Beethoven.


December was a busy month for the CSO with several chamber music ensembles performing the music of the season in areas such as Daniel Island, Bluffton, Mount Pleasant, and Downtown Charleston. Rounding out the month was the 11th Annual Gospel Christmas with the CSO Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble, and a sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The CSO’s young professionals group, the Forte Club, officially launched with a free mixer at Ted’s Butcherblock prior to the annual Holiday Pops concert featuring the CSO Chorus on December 17. After record-breaking concerts in 2011, early 2012 brought several high points for the season as well. On January 7, the second concert of the Chamber Orchestra Series was played to a packed house of 450 at the Dock Street Theatre. January was named “Education Month” and presented several opportunities to spotlight and enrich young people.

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On January 12, eight young, local string players – winners of the inaugural Share the Stage™ contest performed onstage at a Masterworks concert under the baton of renowned guest conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Guest violinist Michael Ludwig was also on the program and performed Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. While in town, Maestro Falletta also attended a special dinner with donors and held a master class for students at the College of Charleston.

On January 18-19, 3,000 children from the tri-county area attended the CSO’s Young People’s Concerts for a program of music related to curriculum they had been studying. January 20 was the first concert of the Magnetic South Series – a partnership between the CSO and the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts which combines the resources of the two institutions to present contemporary classical music in an informative context. February was a banner month with a concert that proved to be not only the season’s biggest seller, but also a record-breaking concert for the CSO historically. Heralded by a front-page story in the Post and Courier and other press outlets, February 11 was an evening made memorable with the sound of a 300+ year old Stradivarius violin played by Yuriy Bekker as he performed the South Carolina debut of a violin concerto written for him by local composer, Dr. Edward Hart. The violin was loaned from the Constable


Family of Philadelphia in honor of Bekker and the CSO. With ninety-nine percent of the Gaillard Auditorium’s capacity sold, the Masterworks performance was the highest grossing concert in CSO history. In addition, the February 28 Chamber Orchestra concert, From Salzburg with Love, sold out weeks in advance. Also in February, the CSO performed two concerts in partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art – one in conjunction with an exhibit and one for a free Community Day. March was made special with two concerts featuring talented young cellist, Joshua Roman. At the Saturday evening Masterworks concert, Roman performed Dvoˇr ak’s ´ Silent Woods and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. The next afternoon, Roman performed chamber music with a small CSO ensemble to a crowd of over 100 in the intimate City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Also notable in March was the debut of a partnership with Opera Charleston, where the

ninety-nine percent of the

Gaillard Auditorium’s capacity sold at 2,706 tickets, the Masterworks performance on February 11th was the highest grossing concert in CSO history.

CSO performed Bizet’s Carmen with renowned opera star Denyce Graves. In early April, the CSO announced the 2012-13 Season and the search for a new Music Director. The CSO performed a successful Pops Series concert featuring the music of John Williams and led by guest conductor Morihiko Nakahara on April 14 to a crowd of 2,200 people. On April 17, the CSO performed a program to an estimated 100 people at the Church of Our Saviour in Johns Island, which was a free community concert open to the public. The concert was made possible by CSO Board Member Nat Malcolm and his wife, Linda, owners of Indigo Books. On April 21, there was a very fitting end to a remarkable season with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” featuring over 200 musicians and chorus members onstage. On April 28 the CSO returned to perform Starlight Pops, presented by First Federal at an all-new venue at Patriot’s Point. There were 2,200 people in attendance at the family-friendly outdoor concert. In May, the CSO performed to thousands at the Sunset Serenade - Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional, free, festival opening concert at the U.S. Custom House. Guest conductor for the evening was Joseph Young, a rising young conductor from nearby Goose Creek, SC.

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Forte Club officially launched with a free pre-concert mixer at Ted’s Butcherblock prior to the annual Holiday Pops concert featuring the CSO Chorus.

The 11th Annual Gospel Christmas with the CSO Gospel Choir & Spiritual Ensemble.

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3,000 children from the tricounty attended the CSO’s Young People’s Concerts.

February 8th, 2012

Sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Winners of the inaugural Share the Stage™ contest performed onstage at a Masterworks concert under the baton of renowned guest conductor JoAnn Falletta. January 20th, 2012

January 18-19th, 2012

January 7th, 2012 December 20th, 2011

2nd concert of the Chamber Orchestra Series had a packed house of 450 at the Dock Street Theatre.

January 12th, 2012

Season opening celebratory reception for $500+ donors with CSO musicians, Stuart Malina, and guest pianist Emanuel Ax after the performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto.

December 17th, 2011

Launched new website and mobile website developed by Charlestonbased web solutions company, BlueKey.

November 12th, 2011

Free concert at Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island.

The all-new Charleston Chamber Orchestra Series opened with a nearly sold-out concert and a complimentary post-concert reception for all concert attendees.

December 3rd, 2011

November 16th, 2011

Dinner in honor of Stuart Malina hosted by Board Member Burton R. Schools and wife, Marion.

Broadway’s Golden Age with guest conductor Stuart Malina began the season.

November 5th, 2011 September 29th, 2011


November 11th, 2011

CSO Annual Meeting and new Segment Board structure adopted.

November 4th, 2011

August 29th, 2011


February 11th, 2012

January 26th, 2012

2011-12 Season

First Cocktails, Chamber Music, & Conversations event held at the Confederate Home and co-hosted by Board President John H. Warren, III and wife, Helen and Board Member L.John Clark and wife, Judy.

Pre-concert reception for donors, generously sponsored by the Schlau, Todd & Peterson Group – Merrill Lynch and made possible by Board member Robert Schlau at the highest grossing concert in CSO history - Stradivarius violin played by Yuriy Bekker as he performed Under an Indigo Sky by local composer Dr. Edward Hart.

Cocktails, Chamber Music, & Conversation reception held at the Mills House Hotel with a sneak preview Stradivarius performance by Yuriy Bekker.

First concert of the Magnetic South Series – a partnership between the CSO and the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts.

May 21st, 2012

June 30th, 2012

The CSO performed in front of thousands at the Sunset Serenade - Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s free concert at the US Custom House in downtown Charleston.

The CSO performed Starlight Pops, presented by First Federal at an all-new venue at Patriot’s Point.

CSO and the Charleston County Public School District team was inducted into the Partners in Education Institute at the Kennedy Center.

May 2012

April 28th, 2012

Successful Seabrook Island fundraiser hosted by Board Member Roger Steel and wife, Vivian.

May 25th, 2012

April 24th, 2012

The CSO Chamber Segment Board hosted a Cocktails, Chamber Music, & Conversation event at historic home on Legare Street in downtown Charleston.

April 25th, 2012

March 15th, 2012

featuring the music of John Williams and led by guest conductor Morihiko Nakahara on April to a crowd of 2,200 people.

Concerts featuring talented young cellist Joshua Roman.

Chamber Music at City Gallery concert and complimentary reception sponsored by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

April 30th, 2012

April 17th, 2012

March 3rd, 2012

Indigo Books/Nat & Linda Malcolm sponsored a free CSO community concert at Church of Our Saviour in Johns Island.

Pops Series concert sponsored by BenefitFocus

April 21st, 2012

Open House event held for subscribers to preview seating at Sottile Theatre.

March 3rd-4th, 2012

February 28th, 2012

Chamber Orchestra concert, From Salzburg with Love, sold out weeks in advance of the evening’s performance.

The debut of a partnership with Opera Charleston, where the CSO performed Bizet’s Carmen with opera star Denyce Graves.

April 14th, 2012

March 9th and 11th, 2012

February 25-26th, 2012

MeadWestvaco and SCE&G sponsor Masterworks concert with Christopher Wilkins conducting.

Two concerts in partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art – one in conjunction with an exhibit and one for a free Community Day.

February 23rd, 2012

February 22nd, 2012

Donor prospecting event held at Bishop Gadsden hosted by Board member Mayo Read and his wife, Ellen

The CSO finished its Fiscal Year 2012 with a budget surplus and with significant funds already secured for the next fiscal year.

Anonymous donor announced a brand new $100,000 gift for the next fiscal year in celebration of a successful 2011-2012 season.

CSO String Quartet performed on Kiawah Island for a fundraiser hosted by Board Member L. John Clark and wife, Judy.

Season-closing reception for Conductor’s Club members, and supporters following Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” performed featuring over 200 musicians and chorus members onstage.

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

The CSO is redefining itself as a model for a successful regional Orchestra in the 21st century. Through accessible ticket prices, discount offers for new patrons, free concerts, and dozens of outreach events, the Orchestra remains a vital resource for the community. The CSO is proud to provide innovative programs that reach a broad and diverse audience. Concerts at more than a dozen venues across multiple markets promote opportunities for new patron engagement through unique entry points and performances in intimate settings – the CSO plays in Downtown

Charleston, North Charleston, Kiawah Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Daniel Island, Columbia, Beaufort, and more. Each season brings guest artists of the highest international distinction to Charleston, including Joshua Roman, Emanuel Ax, and JoAnn Falletta. The CSO has a long history of providing invaluable music education programs to area children. The Orchestra serves the community through youth education and outreach initiatives – the Young People’s Concerts, in-school performances and presentations, run-out

Free community performances

Custom House = 5,000 in attendance Kiawah Island: Freshfields Village = 500 in attendance Johns Island: Church of Our Saviour = 100 in attendance

In one season (2011-12):

The Charleston Symphony alone employed

5 Masterworks performances, 4 Pops, 3 Chamber Orchestra, 30+ Chamber Ensemble concerts, 5 special events, 2 Young People’s Concerts, 60+ in-school visits to 6,800 youth in three counties


youth reached by the CSO through Young

212 and generated

$1,067,384 in payroll for the state of South Carolina during FY12.

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performances, discounted student tickets, Community Day events, free public concerts, and more. The CSO is dedicated to enriching the lives of students by providing intimate exposure to orchestral music while reinforcing core curriculum standards in the areas of Science, Math, Language, Arts, and Social Studies. New initiatives like Share the Stage™, a contest for young musicians in grades 9-12, allow talented South Carolina students to have the unique opportunity to not only share the stage with their professional counterparts, but receive

private coaching lessons from CSO musicians, and experience rehearsals with world-famous conductors and the entire Charleston Symphony Orchestra. This groundbreaking and unique event culminates with the Share the Stage™ contest winners performing in a live concert as part of the Masterworks series in front of thousands of CSO patrons. In addition, in January 2012, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts named CSO and the Charleston County Public School District one of 12 new teams across the nation inducted into Partners in Education Institute. In April 2012, Executive Director Daniel Beckley and Board VP Education James Braunreuther, who is Fine Arts Coordinator of the Charleston County School District, travelled to a four-day intensive program designed for arts organizations and school districts interested in partnering together. “The newly-selected teams met the criteria for selection by effectively demonstrating the potential for the arts organization and school system to initiate or expand programs for teachers and the stated commitment by both partners to collaborate on developing programs.” – from the January 20, 2012 press release from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

On April 25-28, 2012 CSO + Charleston County Public School District was one of twelve new teams across the nation inducted into The Partners in Education Institute at the Kennedy Center.

In-School Ensemble Performances

Young People’s Concerts

34 schools 60+ performances 6,800 students

3 performances = 3,000 students

Partnerships with: Charleston Ballet Theatre

College of Charleston – School of the Arts

Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester County School Districts

CSO Affiliates CSO Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble and the CSO Chorus

Charleston Children’s Chorus

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston Library Society

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts

Opera Charleston

Charleston RiverDogs

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

City Gallery at Waterfront Park

South Carolina Arts Commission

City of Charleston

Spoleto Festival USA

College of Charleston Concert Choir

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Affiliates CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble


he Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble focus on presenting AfricanAmerican gospel music and spirituals in association with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. The founder and President of the groups is Lee Pringle, who also serves on the CSO Board of Directors. During the 2011-12 Season, in addition to performing its own varied concert series in the Lowcountry, the CSO Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble also performed with the CSO for the 11th Annual Gospel Christmas concert in December 2011.

The choir and ensemble had the unique opportunity to participate in a three-day invitational choral festival at the invitation of the Republic of Ghana, West Africa, March 8 -12, 2012. The two musical groups were among many choirs from around the world collaborating on this international project. With Vermont-based Music Contact International, known for its invitational choral festivals, Dr. Andre Thomas, renowned Conductor and Choral Clinician, led the festival choirs during the Festival Mass Sing at the Ghanaian National Theatre, Accra, on March 10, 2012.

CSO Chorus


he Charleston Symphony Chorus is a dedicated group of auditioned, volunteer singers drawn from the greater Charleston area. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to promote enjoyment and appreciation of fine


choral music in the South Carolina 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

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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 Taylor Festival Choir. CSO Chorus President for 2011-12 was Dwight Williams, who also serves on the CSO Board of Directors. As an affiliate of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus has provided the choral component for choral masterworks concerts for the City of Charleston for over 30 years. During the 2011-12 Season, the CSO Chorus performed with the CSO for Holiday Pops, Handel’s Messiah, and Mahler’s Second Symphony. In addition, the chorus presented a Spring Choral Concert with the CSO in March at James Island Presbyterian Church.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League


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, scholarships, and a number of fundraising projects. For the 2012 Fiscal Year, the President of the CSOL® was Caroline Thibault. During the 2011-12 Season, the CSOL® organized and hosted several events including the 2011 Benefit Ball, the Kiawah House Tour (which included a free performance by the CSO, as well as the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry and Charleston Academy of Music’s Kidzymphony), Revels parties, and the annual Designer Show House. Throughout the year, the CSOL® also collected

sponsorships and announced the winning sponsor, Ralph Hurley, who won an all-new Lexus convertible from Lexus of Charleston in May 2012. Members of the CSOL® also assisted greatly with several concert receptions with the CSO throughout the season, making it possible for patrons to enjoy refreshments and to mingle with musicians. For the 2012 Fiscal Year, the CSOL® was second-largest contributor to the CSO, donating $130,000 and countless hours of their time.

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DEVELOPMENT Summary During the 2011-12 season, 800 individuals and families, companies, foundations, and government entities generously contributed to the CSO’s annual fund. We are greatly appreciative of their support, which helped the organization achieve financial strength.

Through ongoing development initiatives, fundraising events, Board participation, concert sponsorships, and grants, over


of unrestricted giving was generated.

The 2011-12 fundraising season kicked off with an event at a Charleston RiverDogs game, organized and hosted by Board member, Bratton Riley and his friends. More than 100 complimentary tickets were provided to friends and family, while donations to the CSO were accepted as admission.

We also introduced a new series of events called Cocktails, Conversation and Chamber Music, intended to educate the community and generate awareness and increased support. Throughout the year, more than half a dozen of these events took place, including three hosted in downtown Charleston – at the Confederate Home, the Mills House, and a private residence, two at the Bishop Gadsden community, one on Kiawah Island, and one on Seabrook Island. Each event featured an excellent performance by the CSO’s principal string quartet, a brief and informative presentation, and concluded with light fare and cocktails. The combined and

enthusiastic efforts of these events and subsequent follow-ups have initially generated over




donors, and will continue to yield future results.

One of the biggest additions to the year was the implementation of Segment Boards (Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, and Education). The CSO’s Segment Boards structure was a new organizational initiative designed to enhance support and development through targeted approaches to CSO programmatic efforts. These collaborative advisory groups are comprised of CSO Board members, CSO League members, musicians, staff, and additional community members.


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Thank youd

ated an to our dedic rons at generous p t enables or p whose sup rve the the CSO to se rough th y communit nce lle ce artistic ex y it n u and comm t. en engagem

The 2011-12 season saw tremendous acquisition and donor growth. Here are a few financial highlights:

$530,547 in gifts from 369 donors who did not give during the prior fiscal year.

New and lapsed individual donors comprised almost

50% of donations and accounted for more than 40% of contributed revenue.

RECOVERED 190 LAPSED DONORS more than 26% of our total donor base, accounting for 25% of contributed revenue.

To celebrate the new Chamber Orchestra series and as a donor benefit, the CSO hosted exquisite post-concert receptions after each performance at the Dock Street Theatre. With the help of the CSOLÂŽ and the Chamber Segment Board, hundreds of supporters enjoyed the company of our talented musicians and mingled with others in the community.

ACQUIRED 150 WHO HAD NEVER SUPPORTED THE CSO BEFORE, almost 21% of our total donor base.

During the year, we were successful in our efforts to regain lapsed major supporters and former Board members, and also acquired significant additional donations at the Major Gifts level.

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donors Sustainer’s Club - $25,000 Claire and James Allen Family Foundation BlueKey, Inc. John & Jill Chalsty City of Charleston Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Christie CSOL, Inc. Ingram Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Knology MeadWestvaco Mrs. Phyllis Miller Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.Inc. Post and Courier Foundation SCE&G Marlies G. Tindall Town of Kiawah Island WWW Foundation

Major Gifts - $10,000 Mrs. Barbara Chapman Judith & L. John Clark Cumbaa Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Detyens Shipyards, Inc. Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Estate of Virginia Falcon Mr. Ronald H. Fielding Ted & Joan Halkyard Herzman-Fishman Foundation Mrs. Estate of Hazel King Legasey Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Mills Bee Lane Memorial Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Schools Mr. and Mrs. John H. Warren, III Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, Inc.

Musicians’ Circle - $5,000 Roger and Maureen Ackerman Dr. Cynthia Cleland Austin Benefitfocus Chris & Lynn Burgess Colbert Familly Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Dr. and Mrs. William T. Creasman Oliver S. & Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust First Federal of Charleston Ms. Suzanne Gemmell Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Clyde & Jill Hiers Paul & Becky Hilstad Indigo Books, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Mariano F. LaVia Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine Valerie & John Luther Dr. and Mrs. Michael Maginnis Mr. and Mrs. John F. Maybank Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Prezzano, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Schlau


The Charleston Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from the following individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources during the 2011-12 season.

Roger & Vivian Steel Ms. Patience D. Walker Wells Fargo

Conductor’s Circle - $3,000 Mrs. Nella G. Barkley Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Black Robert Bosch Corporation Jean F. Carlton County of Charleston The Chitwood Family Fund of Ayco Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Larry Codey Nick & Eileen D’Agostino Mrs. Chestina Edwards Elston Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Franklin, Jr. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt JoAnne & Nelson Hicks Bob and Marcia Hider Katherine Kelsey William & Corinne Khouri The Lasca & Richard Lilly Fund of Vanguard Charitable Endowment Sarah & Stuart McDaniel Dr. and Mrs. Francis G. Middleton Raymond James & Associates/ Alex Opoulos Paul & Mary Jane Roberts Joseph & Claire Schady

Conductor’s Club - $1,500 Mr. Ivan V. Anderson and Dr. Renee Dobbins Anderson Anonymous (3) Ms. Susan Parsons and Dr. Angus Baker Charles and Ann Beauchamp Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bland, Jr. Dr. Ivy Broder and Dr. John Fripp Morrall Dr. Tina Brollier and Mr. David Brollier Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Burke Ilse Calcagno Frank & Kathy Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm C. Clark Sally and Colin Cuskley Jim and Mary Jo Daugherty Ellen & Tommy Davis Mrs. Shani Diggs and Mr. Max Mahaffee Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H. East Ralph and Nancy Edwards Jerry H. Evans and Stephen T Bajjaly Hal & Jo Fallon Mr. and Mrs. James L. Ferguson Leo & Carol Fishman Richard J. Friedman, M.D. and Sandra Brett Joe & Sylvia Gamboa Ms. Sandra Gordon Dr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Goulding The Gray Charitable Trust Michael Griffith and Donna Reyburn

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Dr. William D. Gudger Frank & Kathleen Hayn Dr. L. W. Heriot, Jr. Robert & Catherine Hill Bill & Ruth Hindman Jack & Beverly Hoover Sue & Ken Ingram The Joanna Foundation Bettie & Jim Keyes Charles & Brenda Larsen Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Lorscheider Capt. & Mrs. Nat Malcolm Mrs. Cathy Marino Mr. Hugh McDaniel Ms. Harriet P. McDougal Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC City of North Charleston Shawn Pagliarini and Russell Pagliarini Lt. Col. Wilson R. Pierpont Dr. and Mrs. A. Bert Pruitt Dr. and Mrs. James M. Ravenel Ellen & Mayo Read Mr. and Mrs. John C. Regan Harriet & Linda Ripinsky Lee & Deborah Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Del Schutte, Jr. Ginger & David Scott Dr. and Mrs. Norton M. Seltzer Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. M M. Smith Norman & Merinda Smith Mary Ann & Cliff Solberg Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Sparkman Mr. James V. Sullivan Albert & Caroline Thibault Mr. and Mrs. Bonum S. Wilson, Jr. Yale University

Partner - $500 Robert & Kathleen Anderson Anonymous Charles & Sharon Barnett Ms. Gloria Adelson and Dr. Sy Baron Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beane Gary & Karen Beeler Mr. and Mrs. John T. Benton Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC Elizabeth Calvin Bonner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bowe Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brickman Brumley Family Foundation Trust Mr. Edward Buchan Ms. Jessica Buchanan Dr. and Mrs. G. Stephen Buck Ms. Judith Burns Mr. James A. Cathcart, III Mr. John E. Cay, III Ms. Jane Cheshire John & Lucia Childs Barbara S. Christie Harry & Jennifer Clarke Mrs. William H. Cogswell, III Dr. and Mrs. John A. Colwell

Bill & Sherry Cook Ethel A. Corcoran David and Gail Corvette Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Cox, Jr. Croghan’s Jewel Box Dr. and Mrs. C. Richard Crosby Mrs. Marilyn Curry Dr. Miriam DeAntonio Decker Family Fund Dr. and Mrs. Victor E. Delbene Jeanne Des Smith John & Patricia Duncan Dr. and Mrs. Haskell S. Ellison Margaret D. Fabri Julie & John Fenimore William & Prudence Finn Charitable Trust Dr. and Mrs. James W. Freston Sallie & Stephen Fuerth The Fund for the Arts of the Coastal Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Gadsden, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Gherlein Carroll & Peggy Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldberg Mr. Enrique Graf Mr. Clay M. Grayson and Mrs. Manoli Davani Dr. and Mrs. Mark Green Dr. and Mrs. E. David Griffin Dr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh N. Hamrick Patricia Hannemann C. Stephen Heard and Susan G. Renfrew Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heckelman Dr. and Mrs. Lee E. Hershon Robert & Kathryn Hommowun Harold & Jackie Jacobs Robert L. Jaegly Dr. Murray Jaffe Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jenrette, III Sheila & Tony Kelly Dr. and Mrs. George Khoury Jennifer & Jack Koach Bill & Wendy Korb Mrs. Joan Ladd Mr. John R. Lauritsen Lenhardt Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Lilly Anne & Cisco Lindsey Charles and Joan Lipuma Mr. James D. Lubs Mr. Charlie Luce John Mahala Bill & Cathy Mahony Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Malabre, Jr. Clarence & Judy Manning Drs. H. W. and Carolyn B. Matalene I.D. May and K.E. May Gwen & Layton McCurdy Mr. and Mrs. John McTavish John & Cathy McWhorter Mr. Boulton D. Mohr Ms. Martina Mueller Allan & Carol Mysel Nucor Steel Mrs. Elizabeth B. O’Connor Mr. James E. Orr, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Oswalt Norma & John Palms Dr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Peters Piney Land Company

Ms. Eloise Pingry Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Powell Mr. Norris W. Preyer and Dr. Lucy W. Preyer Mr. and Mrs. William H. Prioleau, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Pruitt Mr. Mark Reinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Clark L. Remsburg Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Reves Mr. & Mrs. Bratton Riley David W. & Susan G. Robinson Foundation Billie Jean Roble Mr. and Mrs. Richards Roddey Mr. and Mrs. John E. Royall, Jr. Gretchen & Fritz Saenger Dr. and Mrs. Fred C. Sales Alex & Zoe Sanders John & Aileen Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. William P. Seaborn Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Seinsheimer, Jr. Elaine & Bill Simpson Ike & Betsy Smith Mr. and Mrs. George W. Smyth, Jr. William and Patricia Staempfli Mr. and Mrs. John L. Strauch Francis & Ann Hurd Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tremann Caroline & David Trickey Trident United Way Richard & Martha Ulmer Mr. and Mrs. Gero von Grotthuss The Reverend and Mrs. Al Votaw John & Cecily Ward Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Way, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Weber Frederick & Constance West Mrs. Doris Gelzer Whitaker Tony & Dorothy Willard Charles & Marlene Williamon Robert & Rosalind Williams Mr. Bright Williamson Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Wilson Wilson/Murphy Fund of Fidelity Mr. Joseph L. Wright, Jr. Mr. John A. Zeigler, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ziff Lenny & Barbara Zucker

Contributor - $250 Herbert & Barbara Ailes Mr. and Mrs. James P. Anderson Anonymous (3) Stuart & Phyllis Bascomb Sandra Bennett Mrs. Alwyn Berlin Drs. John G.P. and Barbara S. Boatwright Anna M. Boulden Martin Bowen Dr. D. Oliver Bowman and Dr. Robert Sauers Alma & Greg Brown Mr. Wayne L. Burdick Ron & Sue Ciancio Anne & Will Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Coe Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Cooper Ms. Angela Klehe Creed Ms. Jacqueline P. Cunningham Mrs. James D. Decker Patricia & Robert DeGregorio

Phyllis & George Dickinson Ms. Kate Dolan Ms. Donna East Dr. David M. Ellison and Mrs. Julie Ellison Mrs. Mollie C. Fair Mr. Paul Fink Mr. Jeffrey A. Foster Capt. and Mrs. Dean Glace Ms. Sally Haas Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Halsey Col. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton Miss Amanda Jane Hamlett Charles & Celia Hansult Bruce & Nedra Hecker Bernadette & Bert Hefke Paul & Judy Hines Greg Homza and Leah Papay Peter & Judy Hubbard Hans & Rosemarie Hunsch Dr. and Mrs. Julius R. Ivester, Jr. Dr. Donald R. Johnson, II Judith Johnson Dr. Wendell S. Johnson Dr. Elise B Jorgens Dr. Sola Kim Mr. and Mrs. Orren F. Knauer Mr. Richard A. Kronick Ms. Julie Lamson-Scribner Louise Lancaster and Taki Andriadis The Fulton Lewis Co., LLC Limehouse Produce Co., Inc. James M. Lombard Advised Fund Ross A. Magoulas Louis and Diane Matagrano Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. McDonald Bob & Barbara McKenzie Mrs. Martha McNeil Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Middaugh Dr. Terrence N. Moore Mr. Michael J. Mrlik Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Notari Gene & Jocelyn Notz Ms. Catherine O’Brien James & Brenda Orcutt Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Pagliaro Ms. Michelle Powell Ms. Carol Rashbrook Barbara L. Reed and Robert L. Day Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Rieger, Jr. Robert H. Rohloff Lou & Delores Rosebrock Ms. Nancy Rudy Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Samra, Jr. Ms. Rosann Scanlon Mr. and Mrs. Gordon D. Schreck Mr. Christian Schwabe Sea Island Systems, Inc. Pamela Simons Herk & Sherry Sims Dr. J. Bryan Smalley & Carol Ann Smalley Mr. and Mrs. William H. Spencer, III Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Tasker Dr. and Mrs. Stan Ullner Ms. Cristina Wasiak Al & Judy Weinrich Ms. Mary Lou Wertz

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Ms. Elizabeth S. Williams Mr. and Mrs. George W. Williams Dr. Deborah Williamson and Dr. David Garr Dr. and Mrs. William C. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Workman

Member - $100 Andy & Karen Abrams Mark & Michelle Adelson Ms. Beth Alford Dr. Asimoula Alissandratos Mr. J. J. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Anonymous (12) Mr. and Mrs. Donald Backer David & Sylvia Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Nat Ball Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barkley, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Russ Barkley Mrs. Henry Beard Paula Belken John & Rose Benecki Enid & Jack Benezra Linda Bergman Laurie & Stephen Berman Mrs. Jean J. Berner Mr. Richard J. Bischoff Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Blum Col. and Mrs. Raymond F. Borelli John & Jane Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Alton G. Brown, Jr. James & Barbara Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bumgardner Ms. Dianne S. Burden Mrs. William A. Cawley Ms. Pamela Charity Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Charron Mr. Brian Cheuvront Dr. and Mrs. James L. Chitwood William & Ann Connellee Mr. John D. Connolly Mr. James Cooney, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Corcoran Dr. and Mrs. John Corless Peter & Marion Cotton The Country Gentleman Jeanne F. Dalton Robert & Joan D’Amato Mr. and Mrs. C. Stuart Dawson, Jr. Mrs. Teresa M. DeVane Ms. Carol Drowota Mr. Brian P. Drummond Lucy Dunlap Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Durand Christopher & Erin East Dr. and Mrs. James B. Edwards Morris & Deborah Ellison Dr. Lydia Engelhardt Mr. and Mrs. F. Beaven Ennis VAdm. and Mrs. Malcolm Fages Gail & Evan Firestone Mrs. Billie F. Floyd Mrs. Jean M. Freeman Ms. Carol Frink Howard & Else Froberg Mrs. Janet Fryman


Mr. Gilbert Galle Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Garrett James & Betty Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Armand B. Glassman Marion & Ken Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Gopsill Richard and Valerie Gross Ms. Marcella Hair Ms. Sue Harmon Mrs. Jeannie Harrell Brenda W. Hart Ms. Nan Herron Mr. Robert S. Hervey Marcella T. Hickey Brian & Bridget Hill Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hitt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoopman Mr. and Mrs. William D. Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hylander Charlotte & Richard Jones Capt. and Mrs. Richard L. Karl Mrs. Louise King Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kirk John & Katherine Kotz Katherine & Andrew Kraft Lincoln & Gloria Ladd Kathleen A. Lally and Mark Sothmann Jonathan R. Lamb Ms. Tori Langen Ms. Kay B. Lawhon Mrs. Bess Lawton Mr. Kent Lewandowski Dr. Julian M. Libet Ms. Harriet S. Little Mr. Littlefield Mr. Carl Lundquist Percy & Patricia Lyon Mrs. Jan MacDougal Ward & Genevieve MacKenzie Dr. and Mrs. John C. Maize Nancy Mann Ray & Linda Manning Ms. Emma Marshall Dennis & Ann Maxwell Charles & Margaret McCarty Mr. and Mrs. Barclay McFadden Mark & Caroline McKinney Paul & Doerte McManus Ms. Renee Meyer Mr. Steve Middour John & Joanne Milkereit Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller Anne & Ben Moise Ms. Janette Moody, Ph.D. Valerie Morris and Boris Buhun-Chudyniv Mrs. Ellen Moryl Mr. Donald Muglia Ms. Loretta D. Nethercot Network for Good John & Sally Newell Mrs. Zoe Newton Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nirenblatt Mimi OBrien Mr. Anthony R. Oglietti Dr. Patrick O’Neil Mr. Hector Orsini Ed & Charlotte Overton-Moran

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Dr. Traute Page Ms. Kay D. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Paul Bobby & Pam Pearce Robert and Susan Peiffer Mrs. Mary Peters Linda & Joseph Pezzullo Ms. Helen Plunger Ms. Claudia Pollack Ms. Claudia Porter Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Prioleau Ernest & Sheila Prupis Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Puckhaber, Jr. Mrs. Newton G. Quantz Ms. Louise R. Ravenel Bill and Sarah Raver Dr. and Mrs. Rusty Reaser Edgar & Charlene Rennoe Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Rhett, Jr. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William P. Rhett, Jr. Ms. Kathleen H. Rivers Dr. M. O. Coover and Ms. Theresa Robards Mr. John Samuel Roper Robbie Roper Walt & Geri Schlauch Dr. and Mrs. Paul Schulman Sandy & Robert Schwarz Ms. Mary Frances Scrantom Dr. Sally E. Self Karen & Bob Serenbetz Mrs. Margaret Seres Anna & Willis Shanks Mr. Richard Shure Ms. Tamar Small and Mr. Jon Greif The Rev. Colton Smith and Mrs. Angela Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Smith Christopher and Mary Ann Spivey Dewey & Lee Spong F. T. & Cicely Stack Mr. Robert Senseney and Ms. Vivian Stahl Dr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Stalb Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Stallings Mr. C. Lester Stermer Mrs. Ursula Stocko Mr. Kenneth W. Strehle Dr. and Mrs. H. Simmons Tate, Jr. Mr. Lyle Blair Torrey, Jr. Mr. John Vax Thomas & Kristina Walle Keeling & Barbara Warburton Lt. Col. and Mrs. C. Wyly Watson Dr. and Mrs. James D. Wells, III Ms. Vicki Wheelus Mr. and Mrs. Killough H. White, III Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. John Winthrop E. Paige Wisotzki Mr. and Mrs. West Woodbridge, Jr. Capt. and Mrs. Richard T. Wright, USN (Ret.) Helen & Robert Wright Shelley & Marty Yonas Mr. Robert Zimmer Mr. Dave Zoellner

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of the 2011-12 Charleston Symphony Orchestra *Designates core musician.



Yuriy Bekker*, Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director Vacant*, Assistant Concertmaster Vacant*, Principal Second Asako Kremer*, Assistant Principal Second Frances Hsieh Nonoko Okada Lauren Paul Brent Price

Charles Messersmith*, Principal Gretchen Roper*

Bassoon Katherine St.John*, Principal

Horn Brandon Nichols*, Principal


Chair Sponsor: Bob and Marcia Hider

Anne Holmi* Debra Sherrill

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


Cello Norbert Lewandowski*, Principal Chair permanently endowed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League

Damian Kremer*, Assistant Principal

Michael Smith*, Principal Vacant*

Chair Sponsor: Mrs. Barbara Chapman


Tim O’Malley

William Zehfuss*, Principal Chair Sponsor: Cal and Joyce East


Thomas Joyce*, Bass Trombone Chair Sponsor: Robert and Benita Schlau

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



Beth Albert*, Principal

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh*, Principal Regina Helcher Yost*, Second Flute & Piccolo


Chair Sponsor: Dr. S. Dwane Thomas

Chair Sponsor: Paul and Becky Hilstad

Tacy Edwards

Ryan Leveille*, Principal



Mark Gainer*, Principal Kari Kistler*, Second Oboe & English Horn

Kathleen Wilson

administration Executive Director Daniel Beckley

Personnel and Sales Manager/Interim Operations Manager Thomas Joyce

Concertmaster and Acting Artistic Director Yuriy Bekker

Individual Giving Coordinator Megan Alder

Director of Patron Services and Education Cynthia Branch

Executive and Marketing Assistant Sarah-Kate Magee

Director of Development Alana Morrall

Patron Services Assistant Nancy Goral

Director of Marketing Nicole Ward

Music Librarian Jan-Marie Joyce

Finance Manager Lisa McDonald


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board of directors Executive Committee


• President: John H. Warren, III Partner, Warren & Sinkler Attorneys at Law • VP Finance: Robert Schlau Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch • VP Development: L. John Clark Chairman, The Steamboat Capital Group, LLC • VP Nominating & Governance: Burton R. Schools, Former Executive VP of Piggly Wiggly • VP Education: James Braunreuther Fine Arts Coordinator, Charleston County School District • VP Marketing: Charlie Cumbaa President, Enterprise Customer Business Unit, Blackbaud • VP Artistic: Robert Blocker The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University • Secretary: Bratton Riley, Director of Program Development, Maybank Industries, LLC • Immediate Past Board President: Ted Legasey • CSOL President: Caroline Thibault

• Quentin Baxter, Musician/ Adjunct Professor of Jazz Percussion, College of Charleston • Jessica Buchanan, Marketing Manager, Family Asset Management • Chris Burgess, Assistant Professor of Arts Management, College of Charleston • Dr. William Cook • Ellen Claussen Davis, President, E.C. Davis & Associates, LLC • Shani Diggs, Regional Sales Manager, Hospital Sales, Mid-Atlantic, Quintiles Commercial • Julie Fenimore, Educator, CSO Advocate • Clyde Hiers, Certified Public Accountant • Nat Malcolm, Co-Owner, Indigo Books • John Maybank, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney • J. Hugh McDaniel, Manager Carrier Operations, Benefitfocus Inc. • Dr. Francis G. Middleton • Phyllis Miller, Retired Antique Dealer • Robert Pearce, Jr., Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood • Lee Pringle, Financial Services Professional and Founder, CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble • Dr. James M. Ravenel, Physician, Former Chairman of the Board, Roper St. Francis • Mayo Read, Former Owner, Palmetto Travel Service • Mary Ann Solberg, Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy • Roger Steel, Former CEO, SNS Properties, Inc. • Linda Weber, Corporate Community Relations Manager, First Federal • Dwight Williams, President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus • Bright Williamson, Principal, Associated Spine Technologies

Ex-Officio Members • Marty Besancon, Cultural Arts Director, City of North Charleston • Dr. Joseph M. Jenrette, III Doctor of Radiology, MUSC • Valerie Morris, Dean, School of the Arts, College of Charleston • Ellen Dressler-Moryl, Director of Cultural Affairs, City of Charleston

Life Members • Margot S. Freudenberg • Laura Hewitt • Max L. Hill, Jr. • Marianne Mead • Eloise Pingry • Edward H. Sparkman

2011-12 Season

SEGMENT BOARDS Masterworks Segment Board • John Maybank* • Robert Schlau* • Charlie Cumbaa • Ellen Davis • Clyde Hiers • Ted Legasey • Ellen Moryl • Burton Schools • Dwight Williams • Yuriy Bekker, Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director • Charles Messersmith, Principal Clarinet • Sandra Gordon • Becky Hilstad • Sue Ingram • Michael Smith

Pops Segment Board • Bratton Riley* • Quentin Baxter • Jessica Buchanan • Shani Diggs • Hugh McDaniel • Caroline Thibault • Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, Principal Flute • Michael Smith, Principal Trumpet • Bonnie Merkel • Kathy Pease

Chamber Segment Board • Bright Williamson* • Mayo Read* • Clay Grayson • Nat Malcolm • Dr. Francis G. Middleton • Phyllis Miller • Lee Pringle • Dr. James M. Ravenel • Thomas Joyce, Bass Trombone • Jean Carlton • Judy Chitwood • Marlies Tindall

Education Segment Board • Roger Steel* • James Braunreuther • Chris Burgess • Julie Fenimore • Valerie Morris • Mary Ann Solberg • John H. Warren, III • Linda Weber • Alexander Agrest, Assistant Principal Viola * Chair / Co-Chair

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Charleston Symphony 2012 Annual Report  

The Annual Report of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for the 2011-12 fiscal year.