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On Saturday, June 18, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the growing popularity of craft beer with a new fundraising event, the PaBREWcah Beer Fest.

FEATURES Going Big! The 2016–2017 Season Preview

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s new season is taking some risks, challenging audiences to grow through a more diverse lineup than the organization has ever presented before.

IN THIS ISSUE

The Sound of Summer

Executive Director’s Letter.................................7

The fourth annual Summer Music Camp is scheduled for June 20-24, 2016, at McCracken County High School, and features a new structure to help children and teens achieve their highest performance potential.

Board & Staff......................................................9

Around the World for Music

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival...................23

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42 PSO Sponsors A Unique Team Building Experience

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The Symphony as a Business Model program invites sponsors and their employees to experience how the orchestra compares to the workings of their business.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony............................. 11 Orchestra Personnel....................................13 Chorus Rosters.............................................15 Program Notes.............................................17

Former Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra cellist Allison Reed studies Mozart in Salzburg, Austria in the trip of a lifetime.

Beat Beethoven................................................28

Kuttawa Teen Out-Fiddles More Experienced Musicians

Meet the Musicians...........................................48

Fiddlers Philharmonic concertmaster Kate Ward is passionate about performing and is a recent finalist in the 2015 Grand Master Fiddler Championship.

Donors...............................................................57

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Encore Series Performance: Spring Youth Showcase...............................31 Chorus and Fiddlers Rosters.......................33

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From PSO Executive Director Daniel Sene

THE MAGAZINE OF THE PADUCAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Volume 37, Issue 4 APRIL/MAY 2016

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any will recall the first performance in the Carson Center by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra featured Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. On Saturday,

April 16, Maestro Ponti and the PSO will perform this masterpiece again, featuring four fantastic vocal soloists and three choirs. To say this is a performance you don’t want to miss would certainly be an understatement! On Saturday, May 14, the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival will present the Paducah Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Ponti. The program is listed on page 23, and features fun and familiar music from several movies as well as a few other crowd-pleasing favorites. The festival also features the PSO Fiddlers Philharmonic and Youth & Children’s Choruses at 10:00am on Saturday. Speaking of our Fiddlers and our Children’s & Youth Choruses, we are pleased to again present the Spring Youth Showcase concert at the Carson Center on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm. It is always gratifying to see how these talented and dynamic students have progressed over the year. I know you will enjoy reading in this issue about fiddler Kate Ward, and former Youth Orchestra member Allison Reed about their experiences and accomplishments. We are truly blessed with a talented group of students! As the end of the 2015-2016 Season draws near, things are in full swing for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra as we plan for an exciting and busy summer as well as the launch of another great season, which you will read about on page 24. Lastly, the cover story for this issue of Score magazine is devoted to PaBREWcah Beer Fest, the PSO’s newest fundraiser. Without telling too much of the story here, we are excited to launch a unique festival in Paducah that will feature Dry Ground Brewery and Paducah Beer Works, as well as several other craft breweries from around the region. Even if you are not a beer enthusiast, we will need your help to make this event as successful as possible for Paducah and the PSO. See you in the audience – and at PaBREWcah Beer Fest!

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BEETHOVEN’S 9TH SYMPHONY SATURDAY, 16 APRIL 2016, 7:30 P.M. • Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Raffaele Ponti, Artistic Director & Conductor Paducah Symphony Chorus Murray State University Concert Choir Southern Illinois University Concert Choir Maribeth Crawford, soprano | Kate Tombaugh, alto | Gregory Turay, tenor | David Dillard, bass

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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE SATURDAY · 16 APRIL 2016

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE WWV90: PRELUDE & LIEBESTAD WILHELM RICHARD WAGNER (1813–1883) Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, “music dramas”). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionized opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (“total work of art”), by which he sought to synthesize the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. Wagner realized these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centers, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music. Wagner had his own opera house built, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which embodied many novel design features. It was here that The Ring and Parsifal received their premieres and where his most important stage works continue to be performed in an annual festival. His thoughts on the relative contributions of music and drama in opera were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg).

Until his final years, Wagner’s life was characterized by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors. His controversial writings on music, drama and politics have attracted extensive comment in recent decades, especially where they express anti-Semitic sentiments. The effect of his ideas can be traced in many of the arts throughout the 20th century; their influence spread beyond composition into conducting, philosophy, literature, the visual arts and theatre. Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolda) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts based largely on a Medieval German narrative with distinctly Arthurian sentiments. It was composed between 1857 and 1859, and premiered in Munich on June 10, 1865. Wagner applied the term Liebestod (German for “love death”) to both the work as a whole and as the title of the final, dramatic music. When used as a literary term, liebestod refers to the theme of erotic death, meaning the two lovers’ consummation of their love in death or after death. The Prelude and Liebestod comprise the beginning and ending of the opera. The Prelude opens with the cellos softly playing four notes. The last note fades into an extraordinary chord played by oboes, bassoons, and English horn. This chord, the famous “Tristan chord,” sounds strange because it is an unresolved dissonance, an academic way of saying that it sounds like it’s leading to something. But because Wagner, at this point, withholds resolution, the chord is a beginning without an end. What follows is a lush orchestral work that charts the psychology of the opera, which itself explores the unexplainable, primal nature of love. The chord returns during the course of the opera, but it is only resolved during the work’s final, ecstatic closing Liebestod. It is the culmination of the opera’s tragic events, set in motion when Tristan and Isolda drink a love potion. Tristan, though, has claimed Isolda on behalf of his lord, King Marke. When Marke discovers the lovers together, one of the king’s knights stabs Tristan, who returns to his fortress to die. Isolda has just arrived to find Tristan dead when the Liebestod begins. Her worldly surroundings fade away as she contemplates sinking unconscious into supreme bliss and finally consummating her love with Tristan in death. 

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LA VALSE, POÈME CHORÉGRAPHIQUE SATURDAY · 16 APRIL 2016

LA VALSE, POÈME CHORÉGRAPHIQUE JOSEPH-MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937) Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with Impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and ‘30s, Ravel was internationally regarded as France’s greatest living composer. Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France’s premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the Conservatoire, Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of Baroque, Neoclassicism and, in his later works, Jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development. He made some orchestral arrangements of other composers’ music, of which his 1922 version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is the best known. Ravel’s father was an engineer and inventor, his mother was something of a free-thinker, a trait inherited by her elder son, who was always politically and socially progressive. He was born in the Basque country, but the family moved to Paris three months later, and there a younger son, Édouard, was born. Édouard was close to his father, and followed him into engineering. Maurice was particularly devoted to their mother, and her Basque-Spanish heritage was a strong influence on his music. Among his earliest memories were folk songs she sang to him. The household was not rich, but the family was comfortable, and the two boys had happy childhoods. As a slow and painstaking worker, Ravel composed fewer pieces than many of his contemporaries. Among his works are pieces for piano, chamber music, two piano concertos, ballet music, two operas, and eight song cycles; he wrote no symphonies or religious works. Many of his works exist in two versions: first, a piano score and later, an orchestration. Ravel made five attempts to win France’s most prestigious prize

for young composers, the Prix de Rome. Past winners included Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet and Debussy. In 1900, Ravel was eliminated in the first round; in 1901, he won the second prize for the competition. In 1902 and 1903, he won nothing! According to the musicologist Paul Landormy, the judges suspected Ravel of making fun of them by submitting cantatas so academic as to seem like parodies. In 1905, Ravel, now thirty, competed for the last time, inadvertently causing a furor. He was eliminated in the first round, which even critics unsympathetic to his music denounced as unjustifiable. La valse, poème chorégraphique was written by Ravel between February 1919 and 1920, and premiered in Paris on December 12, 1920. It was conceived as a ballet commissioned by Serge Diaghilev. But Diaghilev rejected it calling it “…a masterpiece… but not a ballet. It is a portrait of a ballet.” The “backhanded compliment” ended their friendship. The work went on to be staged by many other renowned choreographers, but is now most often heard as a concert work. The work has been described as a tribute to the waltz as a musical genre, and its destruction, along with so many other cultural forms, in the wake of The Great War. However, Ravel himself stated “one should only see in it what the music expresses: an ascending progression of sonority, to which the stage comes along to add light and movement.” The beginning starts quietly (the mist), with the rumbling of the double basses and the celli and harps subsequently joining. Silently and gradually, instruments play fragmented melodies, gradually building into a subdued tune on bassoons and violas. Eventually, the harps signal the beginning culmination of instruments into the graceful melody. Led by the violins, the orchestra erupts into the work’s principal waltz theme. A series of waltzes follow, each with its own character, alternating loud and soft sequences. The piece’s second half employs every melody from the first section, re-introduced, although differently. Ravel altered each waltz theme with unexpected modulations and instrumentation (for example, where flutes had played previously, they are replaced by trumpets). As the Waltz begins to whirl and whirl unstoppably, Ravel once more breaks the momentum with a danse macabre and coda, ending the work on a final measure not in waltz-time, the only one in the entire piece. 

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SYMPHONY NO. 9 SATURDAY · 16 APRIL 2016

SYMPHONY NO. 9 OP. 125 | D-MINOR LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Ludwig Van Beethoven (December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and inf luential of all composers. His compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne

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and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann Van Beethoven and by Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792, and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800, his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. The Symphony No. 9 in D-minor, Op. 125 (also known as “The Choral”), is Beethoven’s final completed symphony. Finished in 1824, the symphony is one of classical music’s greatest and best-known works; among critics, it is almost universally considered Beethoven’s masterpiece. The first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony, the premiere of Symphony No. 9 involved the largest orchestra ever assembled by Beethoven, and required the combined efforts of the Kärntnertor house orchestra, The Vienna Music Society, along with a select group of capable amateurs. While

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PROGRAM NOTES no complete list of premiere performers exists, many of Vienna’s most elite instrumentalists and vocalists are known to have participated.

of the conventional symphony of the time – slow second movement, faster third – to further confound critics of his non-standard forms.

The first movement is in sonata form, and the mood is often stormy. The opening theme, played pianissimo over string tremolos, so much resembles the sound of an orchestra tuning, many commentators have suggested that was Beethoven’s inspiration—but from within that musical limbo emerges a theme of power and clarity that later drives the entire movement. At the outset of the recapitulation section, the theme returns fortissimo in D-major, rather than the opening’s D-minor.

The lyrical third movement in B-Flat major is in a loose variation form, with each pair of variations progressively elaborating the rhythm and melody. The different variations are separated by passages, the first in D-major, the second in G-major. The final variation is twice interrupted by episodes in which loud fanfares for the full orchestra are answered by octaves played by the first violins alone. A prominent horn solo is also featured.

The second movement, a scherzo and trio, begins in D-minor, with the introduction bearing a passing resemblance to the opening theme of the first movement. The movement is distinguished by Beethoven’s use of variable and intricate time signatures, as well as changes of key to C-major, then D-major. Beethoven also reversed the tempo relationships

The famous final choral movement’s text is based on the poem “Ode to Joy,” writer by Friedrich Schiller in 1785, with additions made by Beethoven. Four soloists and chorus join the orchestra for what is often described as a “symphony within a symphony,” and is considered Beethoven’s musical representation of Universal Brotherhood. Today it is one of the most played symphonies in the world. 

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LOWER TOWN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL FREE OUTDOOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE SATURDAY, 14 MAY 2016, 6:30 P.M. Corner of 7th & Madison Streets in Lower Town Paducah

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Raffaele Ponti, Artistic Director & Conductor PROGRAM ORDER ANNOUNCED FROM STAGE

JOHN WILLIAMS

Theme from Star Wars

JOHN WILLIAMS

Adventures on Earth from E.T.

JAMES HORNER

Music from Apollo 13

CALVIN CUSTER

Star Trek Through the Years

JOHN WILLIAMS

The Empire Strikes Back Medley

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA

BOB LOWDEN

HOAGY CARMICHAEL

Arr. RON COWHERD

Stars and Stripes Forever Armed Services Salute Stardust My Old Kentucky Home

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GOING BIG! THE PADUCAH SYMPHONY’S 2016–2017 SEASON PREVIEW By Jamie Sears Rawlings

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he 2016-2017 Season of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra is taking some risks, challenging audiences to grow through a more diverse lineup than the organization has ever presented before.

Artistic Director & Conductor Raffaele Ponti has chosen guests for the season that fit a little out of the norm, according to Executive Director Daniel Sene.

“Guest artists during a season are generally violinists and pianists, which are pretty standard,” said Sene. “Raffaele realizes that this is band country and we haven’t featured a clarinet or flute since he’s been here, so we are excited about the educational opportunities that can come out of having two fantastic guest artists who are able to connect with our local high schools and students who are studying those particular instruments.” Take a look into the groundbreaking 2016-2017 Paducah Symphony Orchestra Season: 24

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BEETHOVEN’S 5th PIANO CONCERTO 17 September 2016 7:30pm | Carson Center WAGENAAR Cyano de Bergarac Overture
 STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) Critics have called American pianist Thomas Pandolfi “a standout among today’s young pianists,” and he will join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in the season opener playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Thomas Pandolfi, piano (Emperor), which has not been played in Paducah in several years. “This will be a great opener and I think it will build a lot of energy for the season,” says Sene. “Folks will really be entertained and enjoy this concert.”

MENDELSSOHN, HANSON & DEBUSSY 15 October 2016 7:30pm | Carson Center Max Crofton, tuba (2016 Young Artist Competition Winner) BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture BROUGHTON Tuba Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.5 HANSON Merry Mount Suite DEBUSSY La mer The season’s second concert splashes things around a bit with a “whole host of composers,” according to Sene, and features the 2016 Young Artist Competition Winner, MSU student Max Crofton on tuba. The show kicks off with Beethoven and ends with Debussy’s Le mer (French for “The Sea”), which Sene expects will both challenge and reward the audience. “This is a great gem of a piece, it’s fantastic — very dramatic and flowing, impressionistic and powerful,” says Sene.

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COPLAND, CLARINET, & BRAHMS

MÁRQUEZ, FLUTE, & FRANCK

5 November 2016 7:30pm | Carson Center

18 February 2017 7:30pm | Carson Center

COPLAND Appalachian Spring NAVARRO Clarinet Concerto No.2 BRAHMS Symphony No.3

MÁRQUEZ Danzón No.2 IBERT Flute Concerto FRANCK Symphony in D minor

For this performance, Ponti reached back into his past, recruiting Franklin Cohen, the recently retired principal clarinetist from the Cleveland Symphony to play Oscar Navarro’s Franklin Cohen, clarinet Clarinet Concerto No.2, which Sene expects the audience to “just eat up.” The show ends with a powerhouse symphony from Brahms that the Paducah Symphony has not performed in many years.

For this concert, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has invited Eugenia Zuckerman, a true Renaissance voice in the modern arts community. Not only is Zuckerman an acclaimed and internationally known Eugenia Zukerman, flute flutist, she is also an award-winning novelist and an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist who has covered the arts for CBS Sunday Morning and other programs. Zuckerman will anchor a night that includes a flute concerto and a “Latin dance” by Márquez.

A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION


BEETHOVEN’S 5th SYMPHONY

10 December 2016 7:30pm | Carson Center

11 March 2017 7:30pm | Carson Center

Paducah Symphony Orchestra & Choruses

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

A Paducah Christmas would not be complete without the rousing Christmas Celebration by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony pulls out all the stops, bringing in the Paducah Symphony Chorus, the PSO Children’s Chorus and the PSO Youth Chorus to combine around 200 voices with the Orchestra, creating a memorable and unique take on the Christmas classics featured.

According to Sene, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is arguably classical music’s most recognizable first opening theme, which Maestro Ponti felt paired nicely with Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.

BRAHMS’ REQUIEM 22 April 2017 | 7:30pm Carson Center Paducah Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, invited choirs, and soloists BRAHMS A German Requiem The season caps off with a piece so big, it stands alone. Brahms’ Requiem, the 68-minute symphony, will feature the Symphony Chorus along with the Symphony Orchestra, additional invited choirs and a male and female soloist, amounting to an overwhelming 300 voices on stage at once. Sene promises that the season ending performance will be a “very powerful, powerful piece.”

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SPRING YOUTH SHOWCASE ENCORE SERIES PERFORMANCE SUNDAY · 15 MAY 2016, 3:00 P.M. Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center PADUCAH SYMPHONY FIDDLERS PHILHARMONIC Steve Schaffner, conductor

Program to be chosen from the following:

KIRT MOSIER SHIRL JAE ATWELL ROBERT PLANT & JIMMY PAGE arr. BOB PHILLIPS ANDY DABCZYNSKI & BOB PHILLIPS DANNY ELFMAN arr. JOHN MOSS JOHN LENNON & PAUL MCCARTNEY arr. LARRY MOORE AMERICAN FIDDLE TUNE

Hessian’s Ride Kentucky Jam Stairway to Heaven Swinging Fiddles Spider Man Eleanor Rigby Staten Island Hornpipe

PADUCAH SYMPHONY CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Dr. Bradley Almquist, conductor | Devonda Treece, accompanist MELANIE HORNE I Am LEEANN ASHBY Annabel Lee JONATHAN SHIPPEY Wind in the Pine arr. JAY BROEKER Banjo Sam JOSEPH M. MARTIN Song for the Unsung Hero MARY RODGERS arr. ANDY BECK “Shy” from Once Upon a Mattress arr. LINDA SPEVACEK A Patriotic Salute

PADUCAH SYMPHONY YOUTH CHORUS

Gabrielle Wibbenmeyer, conductor | Devonda Treece, accompanist arr. VICTOR JOHNSON Bonse Aba JEAN BAPTISTE LULLY Lift Up Your Voice! ANDREA KLOUSE Benedictus arr. JESTER HAIRSTON Poor Man Lazrus MARK MILLER I Believe LINDA MARCUS & JACK FELDMAN River in Judea

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Jasmine Robinson Sean Sieczka Lily Silverstein Makayla Stock Zoe Thompson Alec Wadley Zoe Wilson Matthew Youngblood CHILDREN’S CHORUS Brooklyn Ackley Kaitlyn Ackley Lois Akpabio Anna Arias Audrey Barrett Marissa Brock Allison Byerley George Cauley Jackson Cauley Molly Erin Cauley Owen Cody Cate Colburn Alora Cooper Aralyn Cooper

Lyra Duffey Eden Noel Farris Addie Franklin Azlyn Goodyke Abigail Hall Addalyn Hulen Samantha Luker Naavah Morrow Zeke Morrow Karli Mott Hannah Parmer-Ball Leah Poat Gantry Rasche Gatlin Rasche Autumn Ray Cadence Ray Emilee Ray Emma Spears Sarah Umbarger Alayna Grace Watkins Evan Wellenstein Alethia Williams Gloree Nell Wood Caroline Wright

FIDDLERS PHILHARMONIC Ian Bastida Alex Bennett Grace Burch Seth Campbell Ryan Chua Joe Frederick Victoria Frederick Rachel Gilbert Emme Harned Tanner Hubbard Kristen Kimmel Kindle Knight Samuel Lambert Kaler Luker Nayelli McDowell Alec Ramos Lydia Sahawneh Nathaniel Skinner Kadence Tubbs Kate Ward Molly Yates

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GET A TASTE of PADUCAH’S NEWEST FESTIVAL

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ith the introduction of two microbreweries, some might say that Paducah has experienced a recent beverage renaissance. Not since the days before Prohibition has Paducah been home to so many fine craft beers brewed in the United States. This trend is not unique to western Kentucky, but rather is happening all over the country with over 900 beer festivals conducted each year. On Saturday, June 18, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will celebrate this resurgence of craft

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beer with a new fundraising event, the PaBREWcah Beer Fest. “This is not simply a PSO event. It’s a signature Paducah festival,” PSO Executive Director Daniel Sene says. We invite the community and our visitors to sample artisan beer crafted by some of the region’s top brew masters. Beer lovers can enjoy sampling beers that they’ve never tasted before right here in western Kentucky.” Purchasing a ticket to PaBREWcah entitles festival goers to a commemorative tasting glass and a card allowing them to sample a variety

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of as many as 10 craft beers, some produced here in Paducah and others produced within the state or region. “We wanted to find a way to celebrate the exciting, new things happening in our community, while also supporting the PSO and our educational outreach programs,” says Sene. Local breweries are excited to be involved in helping raise money for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and are thrilled that the art of craft beer is being recognized. “Paducah is known for its artists. Brewing (beer) is an art, as well. I


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016 12:00–5:00 PM TICKETS AVAILABLE AT PABREWCAH.COM believe the Symphony wants to contribute to the community by bringing light to that fact,” Todd Blume, owner and brew master at Paducah Beer Werks says.

Heartland. Everything converges here. There are so many people in the area who will enjoy this festival and now we’re bringing it to them. I’m happy to be a part of that.”

Brew masters are not the only ones looking forward to a local beer festival. Craft beer connoisseurs have been happy with the addition of local breweries to the community and believe that a beer festival could help to build more of an appreciation for craft beer in the region.

Community leaders have been thrilled with the addition of new businesses and creative ventures that entrepreneurs continue to bring to Paducah. PaBREWcah is a way to draw attention to the success stories that happen in this city every day.

“The love of craft beer has expanded greatly in this area. From the earliest beer tastings at Roof Brothers, to Schlafly’s sponsorship of Oktoberfest at Maiden Alley Cinema and the only beer served at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival, to the openings of Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks, the people in this area have shown that they are ready for craft beer and are thirsty for more,” Paducah resident Kenny Bussey says.

“This festival adds another opportunity for a distinctive cultural experience in our community,” Mayor Gayle Kaler says. “It’s a way for us to

engage our residents and visitors with something unique to our city and a way to support the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.” PaBREWcah is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from Noon to 5 p.m. Food will be available and live music will be featured. The event will be held in historic downtown Paducah in the parking lot near the corner of Broadway and North 2nd Street. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PaBREWcah.com, the PSO office located at 760 Broadway and additional retail locations in and around Paducah.

While the proceeds from the PaBREWcah Beer Fest will support PSO programming for adults and children, the event organizers and vendors believe that the festival will also enhance tourism to the region. “Paducah is a draw,” says Blume. “We’re right in the center of the

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PSO SPONSORS A UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE

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iccolos are outspoken and attention-seeking. Bassoons are modest. Trumpets are loud and dominant, demanding to be heard. The harp is very popular and loved by all. Timpani are detail-oriented.

Despite all of the different personalities, these instruments combine to form a team that together often achieves great results. This may sound familiar to those who work as a member of a team in their business. Businesses are

By Jamie Sears Rawlings

typically full of employees with different personalities, causing loud mouths and wallflowers to merge every day in an effort to solve problems and create solutions. This correlation serves as the basis for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony as a Business Model Training Program.” An idea conceptualized by Maestro Raffaele Ponti, the program invites Symphony sponsors and their employees to experience how the orchestra compares to the workings of their business.

“In our orchestra, no one part is independent of one another,” said Executive Director Daniel Sene. “The reality is that we have lots of different personalities working together here.” Maestro Ponti has conducted two training programs thus far, working closely with Symphony sponsor Paducah Bank and their employees to illustrate effective teamwork and leadership strategies. Mardie R. Herndon, Jr., Paducah Bank’s President and COO and Paducah Symphony Orchestra Board

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Member, stressed that the program was unlike anything that his employees had experienced before. “Just as leaders are expected to influence change and create strategies that align with culture and vision, adding the sense of tone and rhythm to the mix was an impactful way to experience how one’s role not only influences their part, but drives the range of emotion and certainly the outcome of the complete performance...or musical score. The event was more successful than expected. My team was engaged, thoughtful about the experience, and it unquestionably created a heightened sense of awareness for everyone’s individual contributions as measured by the desired outcomes,” said Herndon. Ahead of each program, which takes place during a Symphony rehearsal, participants are given information about the personalities of each instrument in the orchestra and invited to choose which they feel best represents their personal work demeanor. During the program, they are placed,

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at first, in the orchestra next to their chosen instrument. This exercise emphasizes one of most important lessons that Maestro Ponti wants his participants to learn from the program — how a piece sounds from the perspective of one player in one section and how that compares to the piece in harmony from the audience’s perspective. Herndon, who classified himself as a timpani, explained his experience as part of the orchestra as “a living illustration of how talented individual contributors can create something beautiful if they work together.” For Herndon, the choice to add this to his company’s training was easy. “We are influenced by the arts throughout our wonderful city. We celebrate resources of creativity and are blessed with a successful Symphony. Why not integrate these strengths into the culture of our local businesses in a more purposeful manner?” The “Symphony as a Business Model

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Training Program,” which lasts approximately three hours, is available to all Symphony Sponsors free of charge. According to Sene, it’s an important benefit that he hopes more sponsors will take advantage of. He also believes it is an important way for the Symphony to connect with the people it serves. “We hope to provide relevance to their daily lives and show them that we are more than just the band,” said Sene. Sene and the leadership of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra are keenly aware of the symbiosis between their organization and the community and businesses that support it. This program, they hope, is a way that they can give back. “We want to show our sponsors that we are investing in their success as much as they are investing in ours,” said Sene. Sponsors who are interested in participating in the “Symphony as a Business Model Training Program” are encouraged to call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for more details. 


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The Sound of

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By Casey Northcutt Watson

ummer break isn’t just for pools and video games. It’s for music, too.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra sponsors a camp each year for rising fourth through 12th-grade students who want to hone their musical talents. The fourth annual Summer Music Camp is scheduled for June 20-24, 2016, at McCracken County High School, and it features a new structure to help children and teens achieve their highest performance potential.

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says organizers designed the event to keep young musicians sharp during the year’s lazier months. “Kids that learn a ton about their instruments or singing during the school year will get this one, pretty intensive week in the summer to put the stuff they learned during the year into practice, so they won’t get the summer slump,” he says. Page also says this year’s new format will keep students and teachers better focused than in the past. Each student will participate in a main musical ensemble or choir and then attend break out sessions to focus

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on electives such as improvisation, theory, composition, drum circle and more. In the past, students cycled in and out of focus areas and ensembles with more frequency and less cohesion. This June, campers will put more energy into their main ensembles and choirs. “That’s going to allow those main groups to play a lot better, sing a lot better and do everything at a higher level,” Page says. On June 24, parents will have the chance to hear those ensembles and choirs during a special showcase.


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Students from various schools, including home school groups, will stand together on the McCracken County High School stage and perform the music they will have perfected that week. Page says last year, campers played and sang for a packed audience. He hopes just as many local people will turn out this year to hear some of the area’s most talented young musicians. The PSO Summer Music Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day of camp week. Registration costs $125 per student until May 13. Those registering after that date will pay $175 per student. For more information, visit www. paducahsymphony.org.

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AROUND the WORLD for MUSIC

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By Rachel Lundberg

love for classical music can take you anywhere—all across your home state, and even around the world. Allison Reed’s dedication to cello has been opening up opportunities for her for the last seven years. Now a sophomore at the University of Louisville, Reed has been playing cello since the sixth grade at St. Mary Middle School. Reed worked hard at her newfound talent, and in her sophomore year of high school she joined the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra, where she was co-principal, as well as principal in St. Mary’s orchestra. “I absolutely loved it,” Reed said of playing with the orchestras. “I loved meeting other kids who also enjoyed music.”

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Cello was one of a variety of extracurricular activities Reed pursued in high school. “You have to learn to manage your time. I balanced cello and horseback riding,” she said. For Reed, the challenge was more than worthwhile. “It was a rewarding experience. It’s kind of an emotional thing,” she said. Reed followed her talent all over Kentucky. She performed with the All-State Symphonic Orchestra in 2013 and 2014, and attended Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) for instrumental music in 2013. GSA gave Reed some insight into how to make music a part of her life for the long term. “It showed me that I can be passionate about music and devote myself to it in a certain way, even if I don’t choose to do it for a career,” she said.

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At GSA, Reed also found a network of like-minded musicians. “You develop a lot of close friends with these programs, and you share what you love,” she said. These connections made the unknown a little more familiar when she went on to college at U of L. Reed is a biology major with plans to become a dentist, but music is never far from her mind. She auditioned for a minor in music, and found a strong program and cello studio waiting for her at U of L. Last summer, a study abroad program with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies offered her the trip of a lifetime. “I got to go where I always wanted to go, which was Salzburg, Austria,” she said. In Salzburg, Reed studied Mozart, and even had the chance to view original manuscripts. “I immersed myself in classical music, immersed myself in all of it,” she said.

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KUTTAWA TEEN OUT-FIDDLES More Experienced Musicians

By Casey Northcutt Watson

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efore the Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s Fiddlers Philharmonic plays, a young girl stands up, violin in hand. She gently pulls her bow across a string, signaling her fellow performers to tune their instruments to her “concert A.”

This is Kate Ward, the Fiddlers Philharmonic concertmaster and a recent finalist in the 2015 Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville, Tenn. She enjoys standing on that stage, capitalizing on countless hours of preparation and practice.

“Performing is one of my favorite parts,” she says. “I love sharing my music with people.”

has reached a level of performance higher than many who have studied violin since early childhood. Her mother, Janet, says she has beaten several more experienced musicians in various competitions. Kate has earned awards in events like the 2015 Kentucky Opry Talent Search, Instrumental Division (1st place); the 2015 Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship, JuniorJunior Division (2nd place); the 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off, Junior Division (1st place) and more.

After only four and a half years of playing, this 13-year-old homeschooled student from Kuttawa

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“It’s helped me be more confident, definitely,” she says. “It’s also a lot of fun. I look forward to Sundays every week.” The Philharmonic’s conductor, Steve Schaffner, says Kate performs well with the more than 20 other high school students who play violin, viola, cello and bass in the ensemble. She possesses impressive technique, and she has the ability to channel her own, sweet personality into her music. Kate’s tenacity and hard work earned her the honor of concertmaster. Through that, Schaffner says, she helps lead the Philharmonic through a unique blend of music that has diversified the repertoire of all its musicians, including Kate. “We grow lots of great fiddle players in our part of the world,” he says. “Lots of times, these guys who begin as fiddlers or who are initially interested in fiddling transfer to different genres of popular music or classical music.” The more she rehearses and performs with the Philharmonic, the more Kate is prepared for her competitions. Ever driven to achieve, the young musician says her ultimate goal is to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho. It’s the biggest competition in the nation, and her idol, Mark O’Connor, found success there. She dreams of doing the same. But first, she will continue those two-hour practice sessions. She will maintain that dedication to perfection. And she will have the pleasure of playing those first tuning notes for the Fiddlers Philharmonic.  46

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Rebecca Hill Instrument: Clarinet | Joined PSO: 1995| Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

How did you first get

was a joy to perform those two pieces of

interested in performing

chamber music.

music? My mother plays the clarinet. When I was young we went to one of her concerts and sat on the front row with my sister. As I looked at that stage, I

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? Follow your heart. Anything worth doing in life is worth working for.

knew that someday I wanted to be up

Who is your favorite

there.

composer? Why?

did my Master’s recital in Memphis

I loved the music of Copland. The

Tennessee at my home church. My mom

widely spaced harmonies represent

joined me to play the Mendelssohn’s

the American landscape “from sea

“Concertpiece No. 1” and my former

What is your favorite piece of music to play? In the solo clarinet world I love to play

to shining sea,” and brings to me a

high school clarinet teacher was in the

Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and

strong feeling of patriotism and makes

audience. I will cherish the video that

the Poulenc Clarinet Sonata. In the

me think of the possibilities that this

was made of the performance.

orchestra repertoire I love Bernstein’s

country offers. Three things you would want

“Candide”, and “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich. I just finished performing

What is your proudest musical

the Beethoven Trio Op. 11 and Brahms

moment?

Trio Op. 114 with cello and piano. It

A recital to remember was when I

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with you on a deserted island? My husband, our dog, and our Hohner melodicas.


The one word your best friend would say to describe you? Optimistic. What was the last music you listened to in your car?

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Favorite indulgence? Peanut M&Ms. What do you do when you’re not playing with the PSO? I am the Clarinet Professor at Lindenwood University and I teach a class called Music in America. I am the Single Reed Instructor at St. Charles

, May 4 Wednesday Portland, or

Community College and I teach two classes. I also teach private lessons on clarinet, saxophone, and beginning piano in my music studio. I am the principal clarinetist of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra and during the summer I play with the Gateway Symphony Orchestra in St. Louis. My husband and I love to go fishing and take out our jon boat and I love to take our dog out for long walks.

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Kurt Gorman Instrument: Trumpet | Joined PSO: 2011 | Iowa City, Iowa

How did you first get interested in performing music? My music teacher in elementary school played a wide variety of great music for us. When I heard a recording of Maurice André playing Baroque music, I immediately knew I wanted to play the trumpet. Thank God for my elder brother who assumed the responsibility of learning my mom’s old clarinet. What is your favorite piece of music to play? Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? Seek a balance of learning, teaching and of making music.

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Who is your favorite composer? Why?

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Maurice Ravel — I love his clarity, precision and panache. On the other end of the spectrum, I thoroughly enjoy the raspy, discordant croonings of Tom Waits.

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What is your proudest musical moment? The premiere performances of trumpet sonatas of my harmony teacher, Easley Blackwood of the University of Chicago, and of composer Wayne Lu, my oldest and dearest friend. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island? Prescription sunglasses, the complete works of Shakespeare and a good dictionary. The one word your best friend would say to describe you? Late. What was the last music you listened to your car?

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Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners. Favorite indulgence? Single-malt scotch. What do you do when you’re not playing with the PSO? I am a Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, teaching trumpet and jazz. I also enjoy racquetball, astronomy, chess, and painting.

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Bonus: Anything else you would like us to know about you? My wonderful wife, Stephanie Rea is a f lutist with the PSO and Professor of Music at Murray State University. We live in Murray, Kentucky with our two exuberant and feisty children, Gavin (8) and Zoe (6).

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PADUCAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DONORS The Paducah Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their financial contributions to support our programming and educational initiatives over the past 13 months, as of March 15, 2016.

SYMPHONIC CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown Ms. Nancy Duff Mr. Bill Ford Mr. & Mrs. Steven Grinnell Dr. & Mrs. Paul Grumley Dr. and Mrs. James Gwinn Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hutchins Mrs. Mary Louise Katterjohn Ms. Shirley Trail Lanier Mr. & Mrs. George McGourty Mr. & Mrs. James Petcoff Mr. & Mrs. Eric Small Dr. and Mrs. Richard Smith Mr. and Mrs. Roger Truitt Ms. Carol Ullerich Mr. and Mrs. Ken Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, Sr.

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PRESIDENT’S CLUB $2,500-$4,999

Anonymous (2) Baptist Health Paducah Bill Ford Interiors Carson-Myre Foundation City of Paducah Community Foundation of West Kentucky Ingram Barge Company Kentucky Arts Council Lourdes Hospital Dr. & Mrs. Wally Montgomery National Endowment for the Arts Paducah Bank Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Page The Ronald McDonald Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Roger Truitt United Propane Gas Wells Fargo Advisors Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, Sr.

Anonymous Audibel Hearing Center BB&T Bank Blythe White Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brown CSI INC. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Davis Mr. & Mrs. Mark Desmond Mr. & Mrs. Basil Drossos Ms. Nancy Duff Edward Jones Mr. & Mrs. Joe Frampton Mrs. Robin Gausebeck Mr. & Mrs. Steven Grinnell Hilliard Lyons Horizon Media Group Independence Bank Jackson Purchase Medical Associates

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DONORS continued James Marine, Inc. James Sanders Nursery Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Jones Drs. Shawn & Evelyn Jones Murray State University Ms. Allison & Dr. Pamela Reed Regions Bank Mr. & Mrs. John Shadle Dr. & Mrs. Richard Smith Stonehaven Nursery

Superior Care Home US Bank Mrs. Belinda Weitlauf Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, Jr.

COUNCILOR $1,500-$2,499 Mr. & Mrs. Joe Burkhead Coca-Cola Flooring America Mr. & Mrs. Charles Folsom

Freight House Dr. & Mrs. Paul Grumley Dr. & Mrs. James Gwinn ISP Chemicals Dr. & Mrs. Keith Kelly The Lakes of Paducah Michelson’s Jewelers Mid-South Construction Mr. & Mrs. Ed Narozniak Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paxton Peel & Holland Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roberts Wagner Wine and Spirits West Kentucky Community College Whitlow, Roberts, Houston, and Straub WPSD Local 6 WSIL

GUARANTOR $1000-$1499 Air Products Barkley Regional Airport Dr. Sharron Butler Caring People Services Chip Wynn Motors Mr. Tom DeCillis Doncaster of Paducah Mr. & Mrs. John Eckstein Folsom Puppet Company Mr. & Mrs. Mardie Herndon Mr. Richard Holland Judge & Mrs. William Howerton Mrs. Frances Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Larry Jarvis Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Johnson Kentucky Cares Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins & Blankenship, LLP Attorneys Kiwanis Club of Paducah Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Katterjohn Mr. & Mrs. William Kellum Kentucky Oaks Mall Dr. & Mrs. David Krueger Drs. Carl & Polly LeBuhn Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lentz, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James Long McCracken County Public Library

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DONORS continued Mr. & Mrs. L.V. McGinty Mr. & Mrs. George McGourty Midtown Market Milner & Orr Judge Shea Nickell & Dr. Carolyn Watson Paducah Running & Cycling Co. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Powell Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Ranval Dr. & Mrs. Lowell Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roof Rotary Club of Paducah Mr. & Mrs. Ken Schuppert SEVA Fitness Drs. Eric & Daniela Shields Mr. Phillip Starks Stone-Lang Surgical Group of Paducah Symphony Supply competition,” Mickey says. “There are so Wellsprings Institute many talented people in this community and Mr. & Mrs. Ken Wheeler

the Symphony Sing-Off event is the perfect opportunity to see that showcased.” BENEFACTOR $600-$999 Adio Chiropractic PSO always brings something a little Ms. Pat Beadles more exciting to the event than the year Mr. & Mrs. Lars Blythe before. TheTed 2015 event promises to be no Dr. & Mrs. Borodofsky Ms. Patricia Brockenborough exception. In addition to being held at a new Mr. & Mrs. James Carbonel location, this year’s Symphony Sing-Off will Christian Fellowship School also include an additional gem, a wine raffle. Comcast Mr. Mrs. David Denton At&an appointed time during the evening, Mrs. Roy Gene Dunn audience members will be called upon to Mrs. Mary Dyer produce a twenty-dollar bill. Those who Brandi Harless Mrs. Leslie Heath participate will receive one of the many wine Mr. &which Mrs. Clay bags, willHowerton line the stage during the The Rev. & Mrs. George Jaeger raffle. As participants Kalleo Technologies open their bags they will each one delectable bottle of wine. Mr. & Mrs.find Mark Keef Dr.couple & Mrs.ofRonald A luckyKelley individuals will receive a Mr. & Mrs. Reece King bag containing a bottle of wine valued at as Lake Place Bed & Breakfast much $500. The more bottles purchased, LamonasFurniture & Antiques Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lopez the greater the chance to win one of these Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Lynn extraordinary fine wines. Mike Smith Toyota Symphony Sing-Off helps to provide Dr.The & Mrs. David Meyer Moore Real Estate Group financial support to the many programs, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Miller which PSO presents throughout the year, The Ophthalmology Group including education and student Mr. & Mrs.musical James Petcoff Mr. & Mrs. Michael Resnick performance groups, as well as a season Mr.concerts & Mrs. Fletcher Schrock of performed under the musical Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Severns direction of a world-renowned Mr. & Mrs. Donald Swearingen maestro. ThePhysical show starts at 7:30 p.m., however Story Therapy Mrs.year’s Marieevent Tayloralso includes a VIP prethis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor show hosted at 6:00 p.m. on the Rev. &dinner Mrs. Tim Taylor Carson Center’s Main Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Tkach Stage. Tickets to Mr. dinner, & Mrs. Robert the whichTurok includes priority seating Mrs. Caroline Yaffe for the performance, are $100. Show-only reserved seating$300-$599 tickets are $35, and can be PATRON Artisan Kitchen/Shandies purchased at www.paducahsymphony.org or Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bach 270.444.0065. n

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DONORS continued Bangs Family Charitable Fund Mr. Donald Beaman Mr. & Mrs. Mark Benson Ms. Crystal Blanton Bikeworld Bristol Broadcasting Mr. & Mrs. James Boyd Dr. & Mrs. Jimmy Cargill Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Carr Ceglinski Animal Clinic CFSB Ms. Kim Chester Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Coyle Mr. Charles Cushman Davis Drugs Dr. & Mrs. C.K. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Diamond Rev. & Mrs. Paul Donner Mrs. Douglas Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Timm Fair Ms. Beverly Ford Mr. & Mrs. Randall Fox Ms. Anita Gale Green Turtle Bay Commonwealth Yacht Club Dr. & Mrs. Edwin Grogan Ms. Karen Hammond & Mr. Britt Allgood Hancock’s of Paducah Mr. David Harrison Harmony Road Doc & Judy Hideg Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hopkins Dr. & Mrs. Brad Housman Mr. Anthony Hunter Dr. & Mrs. G. Grant Gehring, M.D. Dr. April Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Othmar Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Randy Janne Jarrell Snipes Foundation Jimmy Johns Mr. & Mrs. Brian Katz Mrs. Jane Kolb Mr. Robert Kupper Dr. & Mrs. Mark Lineberry Mr. & Mrs. Jerry McElya Mr. & Mrs. Doug McKee Ms. Anne McNeilly Mr. Gil McNichols Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Meredith L. A. Miller CPA, PSC Mr. Ernest Mitchell Charles & Sue Moffitt Mr. Thomas Nall Orthopaedic Institute Paducah Ford Paducah Rheumatology Paducah Sun Mrs. Sara Penry Pizza Inn Posh Academy Mr. William Powers Mr.& Mrs. Brandon Price, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Charles Ransler Mr. & Mrs. John Reed Mr. & Mrs. Richard Reed Rene Advertising Mr. & Mrs. Dan Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Allan Rhodes

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DONORS continued Mr. & Mrs. Roberto Dos Remedios Dr. Rob Robertson Mr. & Mrs. George Shaw Ms. Guadalupe Shemonsky Ms. Angela Smith Mr. & Mrs. Barry Smith Talbots Mr. & Mrs. Michael Taylor Mr. & Mrs. C. Ashley Thurman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Trampe Ms. Peggy Tripp Mr. & Mrs. Mike Underwood Mr. & Mrs. John Wells Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Williams Dr. & Mrs. Charles Winkler Dr. Patrick Withrow WKMS Rev. Libby & Mr. Jim Wade Mr. & Mrs. Robert Worden Mrs. Shirley Wrinkle Ms. Virginia Young

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SUPPORTER $150-$299 Mr. & Mrs. Stan Allen Arkema, Inc Atomic Events Backwoods BBQ Banterra Bank Banks Grocery Dr. Sharon Barton Mr. & Mrs. William Bates Ms. Pam Benzing Dr. & Mrs. Griffin Bicking Ms. Ann Boss Mr. & Mrs. William Burch Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cappock Cash Saver Clark Distributing Mr. & Mrs. Richard Coltharp Ms. Martha Copeland C-Plant di Fratelli’s Doe’s Eat Place Dry Ground Brewing Dunkin Donuts Mr. & Mrs. Mark Edwards Etcetera Coffeehouse Dawn & Barbara Evans Mr. Art Feather Mr. Patrick Fletcher Mr. Donald Fox Dr. & Mrs. Preston Figge Mr. Charles Fischer FNB The Grand Lodge on Fifth Dr. & Mrs. P. Tim Harris Dr. & Mrs. Robert Haugh Mr. & Mrs. Paul Haywood Mr. & Mrs. Robert Head Heartland Rehabilitation Services House of Grace Hultman Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Hutchins Mr. Jesse Jacob Mr. & Mrs. Matt Johnson Jp’s Bar & Grill Dr. & Mrs. John Grubbs Mr. Kyle Katterjohn

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DONORS continued Ms. Bonnie Koblitz Ms. Patricia Koch Dr. & Mrs. John Kraus Lundberg Medical Imaging Mr. & Mrs. Charles Matheny McMurry & Livingston, PLLC Midtown Alliance of Neighbors Mrs. Barbetha Miller Millwork Products Paducah Beer Werkes Paducah Blueprint and Supply Co., Inc. Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Paducah Life Patti’s 1880s Settlement Mr. & Mrs. Kent Price Mr. & Mrs. David Perry Pizza by the Pound PNR, Inc. Premier Fire & Security Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits Rev. & Mrs. Ronald Ruggles Ms. Linda Sandefer Ms. Lorraine Schramke Ms. Deborah Shelton Signet Federal Credit Union Drs. Kinney & Kathy Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. David Sparks Mr. Steven Stahl Mr. & Mrs. James Strader Stricklands Seafood Mr. & Mrs. Glen Titsworth Mrs. Christine Truong Mr. Tommy Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Upshaw Dr. Phillip Wagner Western Rivers Insurance Mr. Gabriel Willett Mr. Patrick Willison & Ms. Julie Folsom Wood-N-Wave Mr. & Mrs. David Wommack Yeiser Art Center

MEMBERS $50-$149 Dr. & Mrs. Shaukat Ali Dr. & Mrs. Abram Allen Ms. Nancy Angel Mr. Carl Averitt Ms. Marie Baggett Mr. James Banks Mrs. Linda Baskin Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bell Ms. Anne Bidwell Mr. & Mrs. Charles Blanton Ms. Manda Blackwell Blewett Music Studio Mr. Myron Bimonte Mr. & Mrs. Ken Bougher Mrs. Ellen Ruth Bremer Mr. Randy Bridges Dr. & Mrs. William Brigance Mrs. Melba Casey Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Cauley Commercial Door & Hardware/Atlas Door City Rockers Pizza Mrs. Patty Coakley Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Counts Mr. William Cownie Mr. & Mrs. Mark Curtis

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DONORS continued Mr. & Mrs. Art DeWeese Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Dreyer Ms. Beulah Edging Mrs. Russell Evans Flanary Veterinary Clinic, PLLC Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gentry Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Godshall Ms. Kristi Hanson & Mr. Mark Donham Ms. Sally J. Hardt Mr. & Mrs. John Havlik Ms. Lisa Holm Ms. Ava Nell Hornsby Mrs. Karen Howard Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Hulick Ms. Karen Jackson Ms. LaCretia Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Carl Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Bob Johnston Mr. Chris Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Michael Karnes Ms. Susan Kasper Mr. & Mrs. Dan Key Mr. & Mrs. William Kitchen Kroger Mr. & Mrs. Gerald LaGesse Mr. Marshall Lasky D. Peter Lauf Dr. & Mrs. Brian Lea Mr. & Mrs. Michael Legendre Mr. & Mrs. Brad McElroy Mr. Charles McGinness Dr. S.A.M. Menendez Mrs. Sue Miller Ms. Regina Nutt Dr. & Mrs. Ed O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Frank Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Chris Phillips Ms. Eunice Poore Mr. Glenn Puertollano Mrs. Mariowen Reed Dr. Maurice Robinson Mrs. Jane Rutter Dr. Nassir Saghafi Ms. Donna Schwab Dr. Rennie Skinner Dr. Mary Parker Smith Mrs. Helen Sims Ms. Beverly Solomon Ms. Keli Sprague Mrs. Predrag Sredl Dr. Dan Stewart Ms. Inez Stiner Ms. Lou Strickland-Tyler Ms. Carol Sutherland Mr. Dwight Swann Ms. Patricia Tarentino Dr. Anthony Theile Ms. Brenda Thompson Mr. John Thompson Ms. Melanie Thompson Ms. Judith Wadley Ms. Jennifer Watkins Ms. Amy Watson Reese Ms. Lenora Webb Mrs. Dottie Williams Mr. Andrew Wood Mr. & Mrs. Steven Ybarzabal

Ms. Velva Yeomans Dr. & Mrs. James Zellmer

IN HONOR OF… Mrs. Janis Cromwell Mr. & Mrs. Basil Drossos Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pittard Paul & Juliette Grumley Jean Ellen Paulson Mr. Clay Howerton Mr. & Mrs. Stan Allen Mr. Joseph R. Pabst Lorna Pabst de Acosta Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roof

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Ullom Mr. Judd Ullom John & Sherry Shadle Rev. Libby & Mr. Jim Wade Dr. Richard Smith Paul & Juliette Grumley Dr. & Mrs. Wally Montgomery

IN MEMORY OF… Mrs. Ruby Armstrong Roger & Jean Truitt Dr. David De Villez Mrs. Sue De Villez Mr. David De Villez II.

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DONORS continued Heather De Villez Tatum Benjamin C. Gregory Mrs. Pat Gregory Mr. Charles E. Gregory Mrs. Pat Gregory Kristi Hanson Ms. Deborah Shelton Mr. Eugene Katterjohn Mr. & Mrs. Richard Coltharp Rev. & Mrs. Paul Donner Mr. Bill Ford Rev. & Mrs. George Jaeger Mr. & Mrs. Michael Orlando Jean Ellen Paulson Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Pugh Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ross Mr. & Mrs. John Shadle Mr. & Mrs. Roger Truitt Rev. Libby & Mr. Jim Wade Mr. George Koch Mrs. Patricia Koch Dr. Michael McBee Mrs. Karen McBee Mrs. Eugenie Orr Dr. & Mrs. Paul Grumley Margery Paxton du Val d’Epre’mesnil Ms. Pat Brockenborough Mr. & Mrs. Frank Paxton Mr. Larry Phifer Evelyn Archer Josephine Bianchi Kathleen Brockett Jean Collebrusco Ken & Mary Darst Kling William & Rita Francis Scherrie Giamanco Brett Gibbs Dee Phifer-Hercules Nellie Herman Naomi & Hal Hicks Alice Howrey David & Sara Johnson James Kidder Helen Lamping Brian Lynch Kevin Lynch Charles Manchester Vasyl Markus Cynthia Massie Elizabeth May Diann Nash John Ownby Judie Pearson Kevin & Marcia Pierce Lonnie Rosenberg Paul & Sibylle Marie Schmidt Nancy & Jim Shambro Robert Stewart Summersville Education Association Larry & Sally Viebrock Nathan Wheeler Dr. & Mrs. Russ White Carol Williams Mr. Bob “Hawk” Taylor Mrs. Marie Taylor Mr. David Weitlauf Mrs. Belinda Weitlauf

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