A H O L LY J O L LY C E L E B R AT I O N : A C-Suite Christmas December 9, 2020
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AMY CARENZA C-Suite Christmas Event Chair & Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC
elcome to our second-annual C-Suite Christmas event! Despite the many challenges we have all faced this year, we are so thrilled to join with you in celebration of the resiliency demonstrated by business, the arts and our community at-large. Thanks to the remarkable leadership of Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony, and Board Chair, Sanjiv Yajnik, President, Capital One Financial Services, and the dedication of the business leaders you will see on stage tonight, we have brought C-Suite Christmas back for its second year with a broader audience and strengthened commitment to the community. With a new partnership with Bloomberg Television, families around the nation will have the opportunity to hear tonight’s programming and support the music students in Southern Dallas that this program benefits. C-Suite Christmas is a one-of-a-kind event where leaders from North Texas companies have the opportunity to join the DSO on stage and be integral contributors to the performance. We are grateful for each of tonight’s executives for their role in this annual tradition. They bring to the stage a wonderful diversity of business experience but share in common a solution-oriented approach to life and a courage that is both unstoppable and contagious. I cannot think of a better celebration of their remarkable leadership – which was so evident during the events of this year – than to watch them demonstrate their artistry and talent with the members of your Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Thank you for joining us tonight. Happy C-Suite Christmas!
CONTENTS FEATURED EXECUTIVES PAGE 3 ORCHESTRA PAGE 19 SPECIAL THANKS PAGE 21
CONCERT PROGRAM C - SUITE CHRISTMAS AT THE DSO PAGE 14
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Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Trucking Inc.
GRANT MOISE Publisher and President, The Dallas Morning News
LUCY BILLINGSLEY Partner, Billingsley Company
ucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing commercial developments. She, and her husband Henry, started Billingsley Company in 1978 to manage their growing real estate portfolio. The company specializes in developing office buildings, multi-family, retail and industrial properties, and master-planned communities, which include: Cypress Waters, International Business Park, Austin Ranch, and the Arts Plaza campus in Dallasâ€™ Arts District. Prior to Billingsley Company, Lucy was Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Market Center and the Crow Design Centers in Dallas, Houston and Boston and Wyndham Jade Travel. Lucy has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame, the NTCAR Hall of Fame, and she was awarded the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award. Born and raised in Dallas, Lucy is a graduate of The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in finance. She lives in Dallas with Henry and has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. 5
GRANT MOISE Publisher and President, The Dallas Morning News
STEVEN H. DURHAM Founding Member, Americas Strategic Holdings, L.L.C A M E R I C A S S T R AT E G I C H O L D I N G S , L . L .C .
teven H. Durham originally started his business career in Omaha, Nebraska and founded Durham Resources in 1978. The company was involved in real estate, health care, banking, printing, natural gas distribution, development and architecture/ engineering. The company was sold in 1994, and Steve and his family moved to Dallas in 1996 and became involved in private equity and founded Americas Strategic Holdings. In 2003, he founded Americas Strategic Alliances in partnership with Cargill and institutionalized the ethanol industry. He is currently involved with Americas Strategic Holdings in private equity and the Durham Family Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Dallas and our nation. Steve and his wife Barbara are very active in the community and have chaired numerous events, received multiple recognitions and served on the boards of many organizations. His most coveted recognition was being chosen as Father of the Year in the Dallas Metroplex in 2012. Steve and Barb are the proud parents of three grown children and the proud grandparents of their six grandchildren.
GRANT MOISE Publisher and President, The Dallas Morning News
The DSO plays a critical role in our community and is raising the CRAIG HALL Founder & Chairman, innovation bar HALL Group in DFW.
Congratulations to Steven Durham and the DSO for their many contributions to musical education in the North Texas community.
raig Hall is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, vintner and philanthropist. He formed HALL Group in 1968 at age 18 with $4,000 saved from small ventures that began at age 10. Today, HALL Group’s diversified business interests include active operations in commercial real estate ownership, development and management, structured financial lending, winemaking and early-stage investments in promising startups. Hall actively supports new entrepreneurs, nurtures young startups and often speaks publicly about the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship worldwide. Together with his wife Kathryn Hall, he funded the Fulbright – Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship to teach entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe. Hall also founded the Dallas Regional Office of NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). He is the author of seven published books, including his most recent, BOOM: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups, which was published on May 14, 2019. 9
QUINCY ROBERTS Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Trucking Inc.
uincy Roberts, a native of Dallas, Texas, is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist and classical singer.
Roberts is the CEO of Roberts Trucking Inc., a commercial construction materials logistics firm headquartered in Dallas. He was a southwest regional finalist for the world-renowned Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of Year Award. Other notable accomplishments include D CEO Magazineâ€™s Dallas 500 list of top business leaders, The Regional Black Contractors award for Sub-Contractor of The Year, and the coveted Dallas Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award.
He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and two children. An accomplished classical singer, Roberts has performed as a soloist with several North American opera companies and orchestras. He serves on the boards of the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Symphony and sponsors a number of local non-profit organizations.
Jones Day is honored to partner with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a shared commitment to education initiatives across North Texas. Together we are able to harness the power of music to transform the lives of children. We hope this program brings joy to you and your family this season. Why Jones Day? A true partnership based on communication, collaboration, conviction, and talent across specialties and jurisdictions.
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Instruments of Creativity. Programs like Young Strings, Teen Council, Full STEAM Ahead and the Southern Dallas Residency work to develop creativity and inspire innovation in our future leaders. Capital One is a proud partner of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to support these education initiatives that help encourage young people to broaden their horizons.
LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS AVA PINE SOPRANO JACKFERT I Saw Three Ships HAGUE, ARR. FRY You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch AVA PINE SOPRANO
O’LOUGHLIN Celtic Carol
DILORENZO ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas CRAIG HALL NARRATOR
HERBERT March of the Toys
A H O L LY J O L LY C E L E B R AT I O N : A C-Suite Christmas DECEMBER
Wed 9 | 7:00pm
FRY ARR. Eight Bright Candles (Hanukah) AVA PINE SOPRANO
BIZET Farandole, from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
QUINCY ROBERTS BASS
LUCY BILLINGSLEY CONDUCTOR
DRAGON The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker TCHAIKOVSKY March from The Nutcracker
TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker LUCY BILLINGSLEY CONDUCTOR
JOHN WILLIAMS “Somewhere in my Memory” from Home Alone AVA PINE SOPRANO
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride STEVEN DURHAM CONDUCTOR
BASS We Wish You A Merry Christmas AVA PINE SOPRANO
This concert will conclude at approximately 8:15pm.
Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Lawrence Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel and Ann Hampton Callaway. He is particularly adept at synchronizing live orchestral music with film and has led Star Wars Ep. IV & V, Jaws, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca and Singin’ in the Rain among others.
Lawrence Loh CONDUCTOR
Lawrence Loh is the Music Director of Symphoria (Syracuse, New York) and the Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony. Loh concluded his tenure as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2017. Loh’s had a decade-plus association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra where he currently leads annual pops and other select programs. Loh’s previous positions include: Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera;
Lawrence Loh is an active guest conductor including engagements this season with Seattle Symphony; San Diego Symphony and the Grant Park Festival. Plus, recent past engagements in Washington D.C. (National), Indianapolis, Malaysia and Daejeon (South Korea). His summer festival appearances have included Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen, Mann Center in Philadelphia, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra. Lawrence Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and his BA, and Certificate of Management Studies, from the University of Rochester.
SOPRANO Soprano Ava Pine has enjoyed a rich and varied career on both concert and operatic stages, dazzling audience and critics alike with her rewarding vocalism and commitment to character. Ava first appeared with the Dallas Symphony in 2007 singing the Fauré Requiem, and has returned for performances of Handel’s Messiah, the Mozart Requiem, and multiple seasons of Christmas Pops concerts, which she holds as some of her most joyous musical experiences. Equally gifted in both baroque style and contemporary expression, Ava made
both genres the foundation of her operatic career, with notable roles including Anna Sørenson in Silent Night with Fort Worth Opera and Atlanta Opera, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with Fort Worth Opera and Florentine Opera, the Young Girl in the world premiere of After Life with Music of Remembrance and UrbanArias, and lesser known Handel roles with Boston Baroque. Her most recent collaboration with the group, performing Iphis in Jephtha, was hailed by the Boston Globe for “gorgeous lyricism and silvered ornaments,” making “the whole show worth seeing.” In addition, Ava has performed leading operatic roles with Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado and Tulsa Opera, among many others. She received a GRAMMY nomination for her 2011 recording with Ars Lyrica of Houston, singing the title role of Cleopatra in Hasse’s Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra. She made her European debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as The Angel in the UK premiere of Angels in America, a role she first debuted with Fort Worth Opera. In 2017 Ava left singing as a full-time career and now balances musical performances with her work as a bone marrow transplant nurse for New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2020/21 SEASON Fabio Luisi
Music Director Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship
Principal Guest Conductor Dolores G. & Lawrence S. Barzune, M.D. Chair
Principal Pops Conductor Dot & Paul Mason Podium
Assistant Conductor Marena & Roger Gault Chair
Chorus Director Jean D. Wilson Chair
Lucas Aleman Jenna Barghouti Mary Reynolds Andrew Schast Motoi Takeda
Associate Concertmaster Emeritus
Daphne Volle Bruce Wittrig Giyeon Yoon Kaori Yoshida*
VIOLIN II Angela Fuller Heyde
Principal Barbara K. & Seymour R. Thum Chair
Bing Wang Bruce Patti*
Rita Sue & Alan Gold Chair
VIOLIN I Alexander Kerr
Concertmaster Michael L. Rosenberg Chair
Co-Concertmaster Fanchon & Howard Hallam Chair
Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Enika Schulze Chair
Associate Concertmaster Robert E. & Jean Ann Titus Family Chair
Associate Concertmaster Marcella Poppen Chair
Diane Kitzman Principal
Filip Fenrych Maria Schleuning
Norma & Don Stone Chair
Mariana Cottier-Bucco Lilit Danielyan* Shu Lee Nora Scheller* Aleksandr Snytkin* Lydia Umlauf VIOLA Meredith Kufchak
Principal Fannie & Stephen S. Kahn Chair
Associate Principal Holly & Tom Mayer Chair
Associate Principal Joe Hubach Chair
Jeffrey Hood Jennifer Yunyoung Choi Kari Kettering Emileigh Vandiver Nan Zhang BASS Nicolas Tsolainos
Principal Anonymously Endowed Chair
Thomas Lederer Co-Principal
Paula Holmes Fleming Brian Perry Clifford Spohr Principal Emeritus
FLUTE David Buck
Principal Joy & Ronald Mankoff Chair
Principal Hortense & Lawrence S. Pollock Chair
Acting Associate Principal
Kara Kirkendoll Welch
Pamela Askew Thomas Demer Valerie Dimond John Geisel Christine Hwang Xiaohan Sun David Sywak Dan Wang
Debra & Steve Leven Chair
*Performs in both Violin I and Violin II sections
CELLO Christopher Adkins
Associate Principal + Piccolo
Caroline Rose Hunt Chair
OBOE Erin Hannigan
Principal Nancy P. & John G. Penson Chair
Brent Ross David Matthews
+ English Horn Karen & Jim Wiley Chair
CLARINET Gregory Raden
Principal Mr. & Mrs. C. Thomas May, Jr. Chair
Associate Principal + E-Flat Robert E. & Ruth Glaze Chair
Stephen Ahearn Andrew Sandwick
Bass Clarinet + Utility
BASSOON Ted Soluri
Principal Irene H. Wadel & Robert I. Atha, Jr. Chair
Associate Principal Barbara & Robert P. Sypult Chair
Tom Fleming Peter Grenier
Principal Howard E. Rachofsky Chair
Associate Principal + Acting Principal Linda VanSickle Chair
Becky & Brad Todd Chair
Yousef Assi Kevin Haseltine Alexander Kienle
Assistant Principal + Utility
Principal Diane & Hal Brierley Chair L. Russell Campbell Associate Principal + Acting Principal Yon Y. Jorden Chair
Kevin Finamore Elmer Churampi
TROMBONE Barry Hearn
LIBRARY Karen Schnackenberg Principal
Principal Cece & Ford Lacy Chair
Darren McHenry TUBA Matthew Good
Principal Dot & Paul Mason Chair
TIMPANI Brian Jones
Principal Dr. Eugene & Charlotte Bonelli Chair
PERCUSSION George Nickson
Principal Margie & William H. Seay Chair
HARP Emily Levin
Principal Elsa von Seggern Chair
Associate Principal Assistant Choral
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Nishi Badhwar
Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Consultant for Orchestra Community Development & Outreach
STAGE Shannon Gonzalez Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting Board Operator
Ben Fleming Selket Taite
ORGAN Bradley Hunter Welch Resident Organist Lay Family Chair
Jeanne R. Johnson Chair
Gabriel Sanchez Classical
Anastasia Markina Classical
Steven Harlos Pops
(1969-2020) Principal Trumpet Emeritus
(1949–2020) Young Strings Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus
(1947–2020) Assistant Percussion Principal
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