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WELCOME Happy Holidays! Every family has its own traditions for celebrating the holidays, and ours is no exception.

But finding time in the kitchen in December is always a bit of a “Christmas miracle” because our plates are also full every year with family visits and my annual New Year’s Eve concert. For the last decade, that concert has been with the Houston Symphony. This year, though, is the start of a new tradition: we’ll be with you right here in Boettcher Concert Hall as I conduct our Colorado Symphony’s A Night in Vienna concert on New Year’s Eve! We’ll get an early start on ringing (and bowing, and drumming...) in the New Year at 6:30 p.m., so we can all go out and enjoy the fireworks and festivities that make up our own New Year’s Eve traditions. And here’s yet another reason to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your Colorado Symphony: that night, we’ll announce from stage the grand prize winner of our 2016 fundraising raffle. One lucky Symphony supporter will be taking home a 2016 Honda Pilot, generously donated by Rocky Mountain Honda Dealers Association. Our raffle is just one of many ways you can support your Colorado Symphony. So from our Colorado Symphony family to yours, thank you for your loyal support this year, and for many more to come. With best wishes for a happy holiday season and a bright New Year ahead, Brett Mitchell Music Director Designate Colorado Symphony



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SPOTLIGHT Let’s End 2016 on a Strong Note. With the recent appointment of our new Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell and our improving financial health, all of us at the Colorado Symphony are especially grateful to our donors for making these tremendous accomplishments possible. Our growth and longevity depend directly on your generous and ongoing support. Please make your taxdeductible donation before the New Year. What Happens When You Give to the Colorado Symphony? Your donation ensures that superb symphonic performances by world-class musicians will continue to enliven and enrich our city. With each donation, you make possible... A VIBRANT AND ACTIVE ORCHESTRA  80 full-time musicians from all over the world  191 days spent performing over 70 concerts in Boettcher Hall FRESH TAKES ON CLASSICAL MUSIC  Casual and immersive Sip with the Symphony events  REMIX concerts and events for Young Professionals  Our annual Symphony Ball with live rock performances MORE ACCESSIBLE CONCERTS  11,000+ students and teachers attended concerts for less than $15  5,000+ Community Ticketing Initiative guests attended concerts for free CHILDREN’S MUSIC EDUCATION  25,000 K-12 students attended Youth Concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall  In-school education programs for grades Pre-K–5  On-site mentorship with Colorado Symphony Teaching Artists for grades K-12 Be Instrumental in Making Great Music. Give Today. Our entire staff and orchestra make financial contributions to the Colorado Symphony each year. Join us by making your own contribution at: Ways to Give Individual donations, legacy giving, gifts of stock, and event sponsorship are just a few of the ways you can support the Symphony. Contact Director of Development Gerry Heise at or 303.308.2475 for more information.


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Catherine Beeson is a busy woman. As a musician and education leader for the Colorado Symphony, she performs double-duty as Assistant Principal Viola and Director of Community Education Programs. “I play music because I love it and I can’t live without it,” says Beeson, “and I bring it to other people because there is nothing more rewarding than creating community by sharing.”


The Haiti Youth Orchestra Beeson cultivates and grows this community through Colorado Symphony’s MusiCurious education programs, which bring on-site mentorship to K-12 students throughout metro Denver while drawing 25,000 attendees to Youth Concerts every year. MusiCurious has expanded to include adult education programs and provide sensory-friendly concerts, as well. Catherine’s goals are as ambitious as her workload, and it’s little surprise that she found a kindred spirit in Denver native and local high school student Zach Harris, who founded the Haiti Youth Orchestra under his parents’ non-profit organization Road to Hope Haiti. Zach, who has two adopted Haitian siblings, was just fourteen when he started the Haiti Youth Orchestra in 2012 and began supporting Orchestra St. Pierre, a high school youth orchestra in the small, inland community of Mirebalais. In 2014, he reached out to the Colorado Symphony for help in collecting instruments for the students. “Our initial goal was to collect instruments to support Zach’s project, and we did for two years,” Beeson explains. “We eventually began brainstorming a partnership that could create a system of self-sustaining youth orchestras in the many communities and towns far from Port-au-Prince, where access to arts programs is limited.” SOUNDINGS 2016-2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG 19

This partnership eventually culminated in a week-long trip to Haiti in June 2016 for three Colorado Symphony musicians: trombonist Paul Naslund, clarinetist Abby Raymond, and violist Helen McDermott. They arrived in Port-Au-Prince on June 6 with donated instruments and supplies in tow, tired but ready to teach the equally-eager Haiti Youth Orchestra students. Within just one day of side-by-side lessons with the Symphony musicians, Mirebalais’ Youth Orchestra members were able to play two songs all the way through. One of the first pieces they learned and performed was “Le Desalinienne,” Haiti’s national anthem—which they have since performed at the beginning of their school year and to celebrate the opening of another school.

"Music literally vibrates at a frequency that causes us to change on a molecular level. I am called, compelled, to bring that to everyone I can." – Catherine Beeson This was mere weeks before Hurricane Matthew descended upon Haiti in October, hitting Mirebelais with severe winds and rain. While the community was spared the worst of the storm’s damages, it underwent days of darkness and extreme weather. Incredibly, three students from the HYO—cellist Fencia Clervoyant, her older brother violinist Peter Clervoyant, and trumpeter David Marcellus—were still able to travel to Denver for a week-long visit of shadowing, receiving instruction, and socializing with the Colorado Symphony musicians this November, which can be read about on our blog. continued on page 22

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All of Haiti Youth Orchestra’s programs—including the students’ November visit to Denver—are supported by Zach Harris’ own fundraising efforts, and have been since the orchestra's founding in 2012. It’s a testament to his dedication and mission-driven work: “Music has played such a large role in my life. I loved the idea of taking energetic, young kids who had never even seen some of these instruments and [helping them create] their very own orchestra.” Beeson shares the same passion for making and sharing music. “Music literally vibrates at a frequency that causes us to change on a molecular level,” she says. “I am called, compelled, to bring that to everyone I can.” And that she does. We know the influence and results of the Colorado Symphony’s music education programs are a success not just because of statistics, but because the students tell us so. We keep their thank you notes and drawings at our desks next to our family pictures and pen cups.

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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) : Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62 Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770, in Bonn and died on March 26, 1827, in Vienna. He wrote the Coriolan Overture early in 1807; it was premiered at a private concert conducted by the composer in Vienna at the palace of Prince Lobkowitz in March 1807. The score calls for woodwinds, horns and trumpets in pairs, timpani, and strings. Duration is about 7 minutes. Last performance by the orchestra was on March 20 & 21, 2008. Marin Alsop was on the podium. This Overture was inspired by, rather than composed for, the tragedy Coriolan (1802) by Heinrich Joseph von Collin (1771-1811), a jurist, poet, and, from 1809, court councilor who enjoyed much theatrical success in Vienna with this play. The play’s story, which may be either fact or fable, tells of Gaius Marcius, a patrician Roman general of extraordinary bravery who led the Roman armies to a great triumph over the Volscians, the people of the hill country south of Rome. For capturing their city of Corioli, he received the honorary name of Coriolan. His return to Rome found him embroiled in the conflict between patricians and plebeians, the latter claiming insufferable oppression. The aristocratic Coriolan so vilified the populace that the senate, yielding to plebeian pressure, voted his permanent exile. So bitter and vengeful did he become that he went to the conquered Volscians, swore allegiance to them, and offered to lead them against Rome. He besieged the city, rejecting all ambassadors until his mother and his wife came to entreat him to abandon his wrathful revenge. They subdued his bitter arrogance and pride and he withdrew the Volscians, who turned against him. In Shakespeare’s version, he is slain by them; in Collin’s adaptation, he commits suicide. The Overture opens (C minor) with stern, unison notes in the strings punctuated by slashing chords from the full orchestra. A restless, foreboding figure of unsettled rhythmic character constitutes the main theme. The second theme is a lyrical melody, greatly contrasting with the preceding measures, but not immune from their agitated expectancy. The tempestuous development derives its mood and its material from the main theme. The recapitulation recalls the opening gestures, but in F minor rather than C minor. The C tonality returns with the second theme. A lengthy coda, almost a second development, pits the lyrical melody against the imperious statement. The final outburst of the unison gesture spread across the full orchestra represents the dramatic denouement and the extinction of Coriolanus’ awful pride. The Overture dies away amid sighs and silence.


MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Though the Third Concerto was largely composed in 1800, the earliest sketches for it date from 1797, and the finishing touches were not applied until 1803. It was first heard at Beethoven’s concert in the Theater-an-der-Wien, Vienna, on April 4, 1803. The score calls for woodwinds, horns and trumpets in pairs, timpani, and strings. Duration is about 34 minutes. The concerto was last performed on December 1 & 2, 2012, with Lise de la Salle as the soloist and Douglas Boyd leading the orchestra. By 1803, Emanuel Schickaneder, the colorful character who figured so prominently in the closing pages of Mozart’s life as the librettist and producer of The Magic Flute, had taken over the management of Vienna’s Theater-an-der-Wien. His house was locked in a fierce competitive battle with the court-subsidized Kärtnertortheater, run by Baron Peter von Braun. When von Braun hired the distinguished Luigi Cherubini as resident composer, Schickaneder felt obliged to counter with his own music master, and he approached Beethoven with an offer. Beethoven, who had felt the need to write for the stage for some time, accepted gladly—especially since the job carried free lodgings in the theater as part of the compensation. He and Schickaneder dutifully plowed through a small library of possibilities for an operatic subject, but none inspired Beethoven until he took up work on Fidelio late in 1803. In the meantime, Beethoven took advantage of his theatrical connection to put some of his instrumental works on display. Since opera was forbidden in Catholic countries during Lent at that time, the Theater-an-der-Wien was available for concerts in the early spring, and Beethoven scheduled such an event during April 1803. It had been fully three years since he last presented a concert entirely of his own music, and he had several scores that were awaiting their first presentations, including the Second Symphony, the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives, and this Third Piano Concerto. He programmed all of these and, for good measure, tossed in the First Symphony, which had premiered at his concert three years earlier. Beethoven proceeded enthusiastically with plans for the concert, working right up to the last minute putting finishing touches on the new compositions. (His pupil Ferdinand Ries found him in bed writing trombone parts for the oratorio only three hours before the rehearsal began.) He had just a single rehearsal on the concert day for this wealth of unfamiliar music, and, with his less-than-adept players, it is little wonder that it went poorly. The public and critical response to the concert was lukewarm, undoubtedly due in large part to the inadequate performance. Beethoven, however, was delighted to have played his music for the Viennese public, and he was well on his way to becoming recognized more for his ability as a composer than as a pianist. The Third Concerto’s first movement opens with the longest introductory orchestral tutti in Beethoven’s concertos, virtually a full symphonic exposition in itself. The strings in unison present immediately the main theme, “a group of pregnant figures,” assessed the eminent British musicologist Sir Donald Tovey, “which nobody but Beethoven could have invented.” The lyrical second theme is sung by violins and clarinet in a contrasting major mode. The closely reasoned development section grows inexorably from thematic fragments heard in the exposition. The recapitulation begins with a forceful restatement of the main theme by the full orchestra. The second theme and other melodic materials follow, always given a heightened emotional weight over their initial appearances, and lead to a cadenza written by Beethoven that takes on the character of a development section for the soloist. The orchestra re-enters, at first accompanied by quiet, ethereal chords in the piano but soon rising to a stern climax which draws the movement to a close. SOUNDINGS 2016-2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG PROGRAM 5

MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES The second movement is a nocturne of tender sentiments and quiet moods. Though analysis reveals its form to be a three-part structure (A–B–A), it is in spirit simply an extended song—a marvelous juxtaposition of hymnal tranquility and a sensuous, operatic love scene. The traditional, Classical rondo was a form of simple, high spirits meant to send the audience away in a bubbling mood. Mozart, in his incomparable late concertos, had begun to explore the emotional depth possible with the rondo, and in this Third Concerto Beethoven continued that search. (Mozart’s Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 was an important model for Beethoven’s work.) Beethoven incorporated elements of sonata design into the finale to lend it additional weight, even inserting a fugal passage in the second episode. Only in the closing pages is the dark world of C minor abandoned for a vivacious romp through C major to close this wonderful work.

 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Beethoven composed this work between the autumn of 1811 and June 1812. He conducted the premiere on December 8, 1813, at a Viennese concert to benefit the Austrian and Bavarian soldiers wounded in the struggle against Napoleon at the Battle of Hanau. The score calls for woodwinds, horns and trumpets in pairs, timpani, and strings. Duration is about 40 minutes. The symphony was last performed on October 14-16, 2011, with Peter Oundjian conducting the orchestra. In the autumn of 1813, Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, the inventor of the metronome, approached Beethoven with the proposal that they organize a concert to benefit the soldiers wounded at the recent Battle of Hanau—with, perhaps, two or three repetitions of the concert to benefit themselves. Beethoven was eager to have the as-yet-unheard A major Symphony of the preceding year performed, and thought the financial reward was worth the trouble, so he agreed. The concert consisted of this “Entirely New Symphony” by Beethoven, marches by Dussek and Pleyel performed on a “Mechanical Trumpeter” fabricated by Mälzel, and an orchestral arrangement of Wellington’s Victory, a piece Beethoven had concocted the previous summer for yet another of Mälzel’s musical machines, the “Panharmonicon.” The evening was such a success that Beethoven’s first biographer, Anton Schindler, reported, “All persons, however they had previously dissented from his music, now agreed to award him his laurels.” The Seventh Symphony is a magnificent creation in which Beethoven displayed several technical innovations that were to have a profound influence on the music of the 19th century: he expanded the scope of symphonic structure through the use of more distant tonal areas; he brought an unprecedented richness and range to the orchestral palette; and he gave a new awareness of rhythm as the vitalizing force in music. It is particularly the last of these characteristics that most immediately affects the listener, and to which commentators have consistently turned to explain the vibrant power of the work. Perhaps the most famous such observation about the Seventh Symphony is that of Richard Wagner, who called the work “the apotheosis of the Dance in its highest aspect ... the loftiest deed of bodily motion incorporated in an ideal world of tone.” Couching his observation in less highfalutin language, John N. Burk PROGRAM 6 SOUNDINGS 2016-2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES believed that its rhythm gave this work a feeling of immense grandeur incommensurate with its relatively short forty-minute length. “Beethoven,” Burk explained, “seems to have built up this impression by willfully driving a single rhythmic figure through each movement, until the music attains (particularly in the body of the first movement and in the Finale) a swift propulsion, an effect of cumulative growth which is akin to extraordinary size.” A slow introduction, almost a movement in itself, opens the Symphony. This initial section employs two themes: the first, majestic and unadorned, is passed down through the winds while being punctuated by long, rising scales in the strings; the second is a graceful melody for oboe. The transition to the main part of the first movement is accomplished by the superbly controlled reiteration of a single pitch. This device both connects the introduction with the exposition and also establishes the dactylic rhythm that dominates the movement. The Allegretto scored such a success at its premiere that it was immediately encored, a phenomenon virtually unprecedented for a slow movement. In form, the movement is a series of variations on the heartbeat rhythm of its opening measures. In spirit, however, it is more closely allied to the austere chaconne of the Baroque era than to the light, figural variations of Classicism. The third movement, a study in contrasts of sonority and dynamics, is built on the formal model of the scherzo, but expanded to include a repetition of the horn-dominated Trio (Scherzo – Trio – Scherzo – Trio – Scherzo). In the sonata-form finale, Beethoven not only produced music of virtually unmatched rhythmic energy (“a triumph of Bacchic fury,” in the words of Sir Donald Tovey), but did it in such a manner as to exceed the climaxes of the earlier movements and make it the goal toward which they had all been aimed. So intoxicating is this music that some of Beethoven’s contemporaries were sure he had composed it in a drunken frenzy. An encounter with the Seventh Symphony is a heady experience. Klaus G. Roy, the former program annotator for The Cleveland Orchestra, wrote, “Many a listener has come away from a hearing of this Symphony in a state of being punch-drunk. Yet it is an intoxication without a hangover, a dopelike exhilaration without decadence.” To which the composer’s own words may be added. “I am Bacchus incarnate,” boasted Beethoven, “appointed to give humanity wine to drown its sorrow.... He who divines the secret of my music is delivered from the misery that haunts the world.”

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT Ms. Carol L. Rust Mr. Clayton Saylor Cynthia L. and Paul D. Schauer Ms. Mary Ann Schultz Ms. Carla L. Seeliger Mr. and Mrs. Karl O. Seller Betty and Maurice Serotta Ms. Barbara Servis Dr. and Mrs. David Shander Jo Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Conner W. Shepherd Ph.D. Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Silverman Drs. Robert H. Slover, II and Robin Slover Dr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Smith James Smith and Robert Karow Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith Mr. and Mrs. William H. Speaker Hanspeter and Kathryn Spuhler Mr. Daniel Stenersen Gordon Stenger and Brooke Goudy Mrs. Mary L. Stewart Mrs. Elaine B. Strauch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strear Mrs. Mary C. Symonton Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Talley Carol and Cedric Tarr

Judy and Rob Tate Td Ameritrade Mr. Frank Thomson Mr. Charles Thorman Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Tillery Nan Timbel Tipton Family Foundation David Tourtelot and Nikki Headlee Barbara J. Tramutt Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trantow Helen Tuttle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Virtue Ed and Patty Wahtera Ms. Shirley Ward Peter Weiser Rosemary Whitaker Jordan Wight Daniel C. Williams Werner and Mary Winkler Jim and Marlene Wogsland Mrs. Marianne Wons Mr. and Mrs. Dieter Wons George and Beth Wood Richard and Mary Ann Woods Amy Wright Dr. and Mrs. Roy R. Wright Marsha F. Young




COMMUNITY SUPPORT Tom Zeiler Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ziebarth R.A. Zimmerman Mr. and Ms. Michael A. Zoellner Ms. Regina M. Zoglo


Diane Padalino Ursula Powell Margaret Roath Mary Rossick Kern* Suzanne Barber Ryan Suzanne Satter Alice Silver Phoebe Smedley Kathy Sphuler Janyce Wald Rivka Weisberg Judy Wigod *Founding Member


The Colorado Symphony constantly seeks new and creative ways to preserve the cultural legacy of symphonic music while actively co-creating its future. By working on new recordings and collaborations, the Colorado Symphony strives to stay relevant for generations to come.

Thank you to those companies who match current and retired employee contributions to the Colorado Symphony, and to our donors who apply for these matching gifts. Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your contribution can double through the generosity of your company. To contact the Development Department directly please call Kate White at 303.308.2472. The following are members of the Colorado Symphony’s Women of Note (WON). WON members receive exclusive benefits and event invitations throughout the season. The Colorado Symphony is grateful for the support of these dedicated individuals. Anonymous Marin Alsop* Nancy Accetta Addie Barkley Paula Bernstein* Terry Biddinger* Libby Bortz Erna Butler* Taesuk Cho Kirsten Collins Donna Connolly Anne Culver Courtney Ferer Kathie Finger Mary Lou Flater Monica Glickman Diane Hill Elizabeth Holtze Eileen Honnen-McDonald* Montjoy Kugeler Sandy Lasky* Nancy Lawrence Ann Levy Carolyn Longmire Jeri Loser Merry Low Janet Mordecai Carol Murphy Elizabeth B. Neva Jane Nielsen Shelia O’Brien


Anonymous Col. Philip Beaver and Mrs. Kim Beaver Bob and Cynthia Benson Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. Tom and Noel Congdon Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cromie Dr. Everette J. Freeman Mr. Paul E. Goodspeed and Ms. Mary Poole Jennifer Heglin Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Fred and Connie Platt Mr. Dan Poole Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rosen


Through our Musicurious program, your Colorado Symphony reaches thousands of young people within and well outside the Denver metro area, from months-old through high school and beyond. We always work to extend and increase our outreach and could not possibly do it without your support. PLATINUM CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($50,000+) Anonymous Malone Family Foundation Target GOLD CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($25,000+) Anonymous




Legends. Heroes. And Miracles. WATCH ANCIENT MYTHS COME TO LIFE Everyone likes a good story, and Chinese culture has 5,000 years full of them. Historic epics, timeless literary classics, and mystical folklore make up this world of deities and magic. Each Shen Yun performance includes short dance stories of heroes who battle demons, fly up to the heavens, and visit deep-sea palaces. Packed with action, courage, and humor, these tales embody the wisdom and virtues of ancient China.

“Magnificent choreography and artistry and dance...” — Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

“Dramatic sound ... the orchestra is exceptional...” — Dr. Sarah Parks, assistant professor of music and director of music program, St. Norbert College

“Really out of this world! ... You have to see it to believe it.” — Christine Walevska, world-renowned cellist, saw Shen Yun 4 times

“Simply astounding to watch and a pleasure to the ear.” — Opera Online Melodies That Capture the Spirit of Ancient China The origins of Chinese music can be dated back to distant antiquity. Ancient Chinese instruments share a deep connection with Heaven and Earth. The delicate notes of the plucked pipa evoke a sense of celestial realms. The enchanting sound of the 4,000-year-old erhu mimics the human voice. Leading the melody amidst a full Western orchestra, they create a profound musical experience that resonates deep in the heart.



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COMMUNITY SUPPORT CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($10,000+) Anonymous The AJL Charitable Foundation Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust Walter S. Rosenberry, III Trust SILVER CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($5,000+) Anonymous Colorado Symphony Guild Inc. The Denver Foundation Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund PeyBack Foundation US Bank Community Development Xcel Energy Foundation CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($2,000+) Anonymous Cherry Hills Cultural Associates ECA Foundation Katherine McMurray Parker Foundation Scientific & Cultural Collaborative SYMPHONY CONCERTMASTER ($1,000+) Anonymous Kinder Morgan Foundation SYMPHONY MUSICIAN ($500+) Anonymous Dr. John A. and Mrs. Jane H. Coppola Mr. Billy Harris and Ms. Linda Purcell Ms. Carla McWilliams


The 2016 Colorado Symphony Ball raised money through table sales, individual and corporate contributions, sponsorship, silent and live auctions, and real-time voting during “THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS: REMATCH” where guests voted for their favorite band. This year’s bands were the Colorado Symphony, The DaVita Blues All Stars, and Tracksuit Wedding. PRESENTING SPONSOR ($75,000+) The Anschutz Foundation Arrow Electronics, Inc. VIRTUOSO ($50,000+) Anonymous Liberty Global MAESTRO ($25,000+) Anonymous AMG National Trust Bank

DaVita Expedia Keith and Kathie Finger IAC Corporation Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern ENCORE ($15,000+) Delta Dental Plan of Colorado Mrs. Sandy Elliott LionTree Advisors, LLC Dr. Christopher Ott and Mr. Jeremy Simons Sherman & Howard Linda Shoemaker and Steve Brett CONCERTMASTER ($10,000+) Mr. and Mrs. Tony Accetta Baker Botts, LLP Baker & Hostetler, LLP Centura Health Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP Denver Broncos Football Club Discovery Communications Adam and Stephanie Donner Diane S. Hill and Kevin E. Somerville Amanda Precourt/The Precourt Foundation The Publishing House University of Denver PRINCIPAL ($5,000+) AEG Live AMC Network Sue Anschutz-Rodgers BeneFactor Boss Architecture Breakthru Beverage Cadre General Contractors, Inc. Mr. Scott Campbell Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Cooley, LLP CU Anschutz Medical Campus Ms. Susan Drumm Mrs. Susan Ellis and Mr. Izzy Abbass Ms. Jayne Ford Dr. Everette J. Freeman, President, Community College of Denver GBSM, Inc. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP KPMG, LLP Libby Anschutz Foundation Dr. Jon Masoudi The Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch Coreen and Michael Miller 9NEWS The Pashel/Chapman Group Pentec Health


COMMUNITY SUPPORT Republic National Distributing Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shpall Eric Sondermann and Tracy Dunning Mr. Walker and Mrs. Jenna Stapleton Volunteers of America Willis Towers Watson ($2,000+) Merle C. Chambers and Hugh A. Grant Mr. John F. Estes, III and Mrs. Norma Horner Four Five One Events Mr. Paul E. Goodspeed and Ms. Mary Poole Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greene Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hirschfeld Mr. Keith Ladner Alan and Judy Wigod ($1,000+) Mr. Brad Bawmann Jim and Julie Copenhaver Mr. and Mrs. Bruce DiBiase Ms. Donna S. Gerich Ms. DeAnn Grasingers Bill and Donna Hoberecht Sandy and Evan Lasky

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Noble Elyse Tipton and Paul Ruttum Mr. Adam Wimmer ($500+) Mr. Rick D. Bailey Alvina Crouse Ms. Dianne Eddolls Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds Forensic Pursuit Ms. Lisa Hayes Mr. Brooks and Ms. Lauren Kanski Mr. Thomas Lorz Ms. Mary Neidig Nijole and Walter Rasmussen Ms. Barbara Servis Mr. John H. Voorheis Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Patti Ward IN-KIND DONATIONS Applejack Wine & Spirits Bouquets Ceavco Constellation Brands DaVita Blues All Stars Epicurean


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The following gifts were made to the Colorado Symphony in memory of a family member, friend, or supporter of the symphony. These tributes hold an honored place with the Colorado Symphony and we are privileged to recognize them. In memory of Gene Amole from KVOD given by: Mr. R. Glesner and Mrs. B. Schwarm Glesner In memory of Eleanor Scott Annable given by: J. Fern Black In memory of Mr. Charles Ansbacher given by: Swanee Hunt Family Foundation In memory of Darthelia Baker given by: Ms. Veatrice Monroe In memory of Blair Chotzinhoff given by: The Denver Foundation Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin Mrs. Nancy Schulein In memory of Robert and Selma Cohen given by: Barbralu Cohen In memory of William R. Cook given by: Karen Cook In memory of Harold Dillon given by: Ellen Coulter Lisa Dillon John and Meritt Hutton Scott Hutton Leslee Viehoff In memory of Willis Dutra-Silveria given by: Ms. Janet M. Erjavec In memory of Frances E. given by: Cynthia Schauer In memory of Mr. Gerald Endsley given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Lynn Erion given by: Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen In memory of her father, Barney Fox, on Father’s Day given by: Leslie Tjarks

In memory of Dr. Joyce S. Freeman given by: Freeman Family Foundation Ms. JoAnne Friedman In memory of Julie Gannon given by: Deep Space Systems 5K team In memory of Mr. Michael Gaughan given by: Tanya and Bruce Caughey Mr. David W. Durnell Tim and Janet Taggert In memory of Carol and Bill Gossard given by: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wynkoop In memory of Manny Greenberg given by: Ellie Greenberg and Family The Sylvan Stool Family In memory of Mr. Ken Harper given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Eleanor Hayden given by: Ms. Jean Melville In memory of Dr. H. Michael Hayes given by: Hayes Family Foundation In memory of Allen Johannes Heim given by: Arik Heim Christian Heim Lauren Yager In memory of Jeannine D. Hiester given by: Phillip C. Hiester In memory of Lea LaParle given by: Ms. Donna S. Gerich In memory of Maurice Larue given by: Scott and Jackie Barnes Denis and Kathy Donnelly Ms. Carol A. Greenwald In memory of Edward Levy given by: Ann Levy Ms. Denison Levy In memory of Dr. James List, M.D. given by: Emma L. Dafoe In memory of Ronald S. Loser given by: Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Bansbach, III Mr. Jim Bowers Ms. Betty Brega Mr. and Mrs. Mackintosh Brown Mr. and Mrs. George M. Canon Centennial Airport Mr. Robert L. Eaton Mrs. Ann B. Fawcett Barbara H. and Charles Ferguson Mr. Joesph Flierl Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Fuller Mr. Frank M. Hall, III Mr. Roger D. Hunt Judge and Mrs. John P. Leopold Meg MacDonald


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COMMUNITY SUPPORT Mr. and Mrs. Neil McLagan Brian and Deborah Magoon Ms. Lucille Maun Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Olson Ms. Virginia L. Park Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, PC Mr. William C. Rodraun Ms. Julie Shade Ms. Karyn Thompson-Panos Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Warren In memory of Suzanne Hewitt Lowell given by: Mr. and Mrs. Neil W. Hamilton Mr. Charles Homsy In memory of Thomas L. McClintock given by: Colorado Symphony Guild-Foothills Unit Ms. Nancy L. Graham G.J. and P.A. Graziano James D. and Elizabeth McMahon Mrs. Carol Reeves In memory of Ruthi McEwen given by: Frank Parce In memory of Pierson F. Melcher given by: Cynthia Melcher In memory of her husband, Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr., M.D. given by: Jo Ann Paffenbarger In memory of Roxanne Pinneo given by: Quality Life Services Ms. Dorothy Wright In memory of Dorothy Presta given by: Mr. and Mrs. William Cowan Ms. Mary Neidig P. A. Price In memory of Mr. Harry T. Safstrom given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Michael Schatz given by: Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen In memory of Robert Schulein given by: The Denver Foundation Mrs. Nancy Schulein In memory of David Callistus Smith given by: Mr. Stephen M Book Ms. Darla Duval Ms. Lougena M. Foxhoven Mr. Tony and Mrs. Gina Gradisher Ms. Colleen Higgins Ms. Carmen Huff Mr. Charles R. McMullin Shawn Miller Ms. Letitia Ottem Mr. James Schmitt Ms. Krista Wright Ms. Katarina Zarlengo

In memory of Mary Ruth Smith given by: Ms. Anne H. Wheeler In memory of his wife, Tracy Smith given by: Mr. Clyde Eaton Smith In memory of Betty Sonnenberg given by Sylvia Kreider In memory of Lee and Margaret Tipton given by: Tipton Family Foundation In memory of Ablie Ubran given by: Mr. and Mrs. David McGaw In memory of Sue Van Deusen given by: M Cati Flater David P. and Chady L. Hall Ms. Violet Wagener In memory of Guenther Vogt given by: Mr. Charles Anderson Ms. Anne Oberbroeckling In memory of Jean Watt given by: Rob and Jane Scofield In memory of Lisa Gayle Wigod given by: Alan and Judy Wigod In memory of Jim Withers given by: Ann and Henry Jesse In memory of Dorothy Yoder given by: Ms. C. D. Chalfant Ms. Joanne Y. Dearth In memory of Bill Zishka given by: Lisa, Susan, and Ellen Madsen In memory of Josephine Zoglo given by: Regina Zoglo


The following gifts were made to the Colorado Symphony in honor of a family member, friend, or special occasion. These tributes hold an honored place with the Colorado Symphony and we are pleased to recognize them. In honor of Libby Anschutz given by: Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hirschfeld Mr. and Mrs. John Sie In honor of Kristina Arko given by: Alenka Han In honor of Linda Battan given by: Nancy Battan In honor of Mary Louise Burke given by: Frank Y. Parce


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COMMUNITY SUPPORT In honor of Christina Carlson given by: Ms. Marjorie H. Adler Carolyn and Ronald Baer Frederick W. Damour In honor of their Friends in the Colorado Symphony Chorus given by: Susan Von Roedern In honor of Pera Beth Eichelberger’s Birthday given by: Anonymous Marian Bakken Karen Fabean In honor of Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen’s birthday given by: Mandelbaum Family Charitable Foundation Ms. Sharon Marks Flora and Morris Mizel Foundation Ms. Faye Gardenswartz In honor of Monica Glickman given by: Ms. Ruth Schorsch In honor of Bill and Carol Gossard given by: Anonymous In honor of retired CSO musician, Chet Hampson given by: Susan Martin In honor of James Hart given by: Ms. Kathleen A. Schmidt In honor of Philip C. Hiester, Master Electrician CSO given by: Adina and Eli Reshotko In honor of Dr. Diane Hill given by: Michael P. Dowling In honor of our Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams given by: Michael P. Dowling In honor of Jerry Kern given by: Nancy Battan Mrs. Terry A. Biddinger Laura Bond Patty and Don Cook Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds Sari and Bob Freedman Mr. and Mrs. John Sie In honor of Mary Rossick Kern and Jerry Kern given by: Michael and Christine James Myron and Marcia Stein In honor of John and Karen Kinzie given by: Ms. Kathleen Dunnewald In honor of Carole Leight given by: Ms. Melinda Quiat In honor of Kathy Newman’s 70th Birthday given by: Ms. Sheila Lehrburger

In honor of Scott O’Neil given by: Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. In honor of Frank Y. Parce given by: Mr. David Parce In honor of Ken Quarles given by: Frank Y. Parce In honor of Dr. Gerald Rainer given by: Dr. and Mrs. James G. Chandler In honor of Chuck and Janet Robinson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary given by: Jim and Lorraine Adams In honor of Eleanor Roberts given by: Mr. David Parce In honor of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Sanders given by: Ms. Ann Gugenheim In honor of Kathleen Schmidt given by: Edith M. and Norman C. Bertelsen In honor of Enid Slack’s Birthday given by: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Freese In honor of Robert Steiger given by: Gretchen Williams In honor of Irene Szyliowicz’s 80th Birthday given by: Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Spilka In honor of John and Kristine Wallack given by: Mr. Richard Falb Gail Skaggs In honor of Robert Warner given by: Ruth Mosteller In honor of Darlee Whiting given by: Hayes Family Foundation In honor of Rowena Zelkind given by: Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Spilka


Named for the first conductor of the Denver Civic Orchestra, the Horace Tureman Society honors an exceptional group of people who have pledged future support for the Symphony through an estate gift. The Tureman Society recognizes in perpetuity those making estate gifts through wills, living trusts, annuities, IRAs, retirement plans, charitable trusts, life insurance designations, or other legacy giving vehicles. Anonymous (2) Richard and Susan Abernethy Edgardo and Lisa Belen Mr. and Mrs. David M. Budd


COMMUNITY SUPPORT Mr. Jim Caputo Mr. Gene Child J. Harold Corp Trust Anne M. Culver Ms. Janice G. Eckhardt William G. Fairfield Ms. Grace L. Freye Ms. Carol K. Gossard Ms. Jennifer Guess Ms. Donna E. Hamilton Mr. James Harold Mr. Johannes Heim Cathey A. Herren Mrs. Janice E. Hesser Ms. Blanche B. Hilf Senta G. Holtzmann Ms. Margaret R. Houston Jane A. Hultin Virginia Ruth Hungerford Mr. and Mrs. Gopal Iyengar Ms. Gloria E. Johnston-McGregor Mrs. Suzanne W. Joshel Mr. Geoffrey Kuhn Sandy and Evan Lasky Deanna Rose Leino Frank and Ginny Leitz Ms. Ann C. Levy John and Merry Low Sandey Luciano Evi and Evan Makovsky

Mrs. Sue McFarlane Mr. Willis M. McFarlane Mr. James Mead and Ms. Carol Svendsen Steve G. Morton Mr. Thomas Murray Ms. Lori Needler Mr. and Mrs. Ron Neel Judith Nichols Mr. William Oliver Gordon R. and Pam Parker Armeda Plank Barbara J. Powell James Robert Pratt Dr. and Mrs. W. Gerald Rainer Mrs. Lee R. Roberts Mr. Neil F. Roberts Mr. Bruce M. Rockwell Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Runice Suzanne Barber Ryan Richard and JoAnne Sanders Ms. Floy L. Senior James and Jenene Stookesberry Mr. Richard Thackrey James D. and Judy Vaughn John R. and Kristine E. Wallack Ms. Elizabeth P. Wright The Patricia G. Wunnicke Trust Phyllis J. Young

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