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April - May 2014

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ENCORE! The

Magazine of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestr a

2013-2014 Season • Volume 20 – Edition 5

April - May 2014

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THE ORCHESTRA

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On behalf of my fellow musicians, it is an honor and privilege to welcome you to this Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performance. The season may be coming to a close, but the excitement continues to grow. The wide array of talent that has graced this stage has been truly awe-inspiring. The Masterworks series builds to a crescendo as our final guest conductor Shizuo Z Kuwahara leads a program including Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. The Pops series heats up with “Pops Goes Vegas” led by Jack Everly and “The Rock Tenors” with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski. The Masterworks series culminates with Maestro Fabio Mechetti’s final performance as music director in Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony – something you don’t want to miss! Oh, and don’t forget the revival of Starry Nights at Met Park with Chicago and Christopher Cross to finish the season! Another highlight is the Major/Minor Concert – the joining of forces between the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Once upon a time, I was a member of the JSYO. I’m a native of Jacksonville Beach and attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. In my senior year, 1999, I won the JSYO Concerto Competition and performed the last movement of John Williams’ bassoon concerto, The Five Sacred Trees, with the Jacksonville Symphony. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. For any young musician, performing side-by-side with a professional orchestra can have a deeply positive impact that can stay with you for the rest of your life. I want to sincerely thank you for being audience to this orchestra.With your continued support, we will strive to bring you great music for many years to come. For now, I leave you with this quote from Plato:“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Musically yours,

Anthony Anurca Anthony Anurca, Bassoon/Contrabassoon

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Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Donald McCullough, Director Tom Zimmerman Endowed Chair

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The Musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are proudly represented by the American Federation of Musicians, Local 444. Backstage Employees are proudly represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local 115, Saul Lucio, Business Agent.

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JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Jacksonville Symphony Association Board Martin F. Connor, III, Chair and CEO Matthew McAfee, Vice Chair Kay Nichols, Treasurer Frederick W. Schantz, Secretary Richard H. Pierpont, Immediate Past Chair Lynn Alligood Elizabeth Augustus Martha E. Barrett Candice Bobeck Michael Boylan J.F. Bryan, IV Carl N. Cannon Elizabeth Lovett Colledge, Ph.D. Joyce Q. Couch Barbara Darby, Ed.D. R. Chris Doerr Robert Golitz Margaret Gomez H.W.“Buzz” Goodall Allene Groote Anne Hopkins, Ph.D. Gurmeet Keaveny Brad King

Ross T. Krueger, M.D. Anthony Kurlas Anne Lufrano, Ph.D. Rick A. Moyer Claudia Minch Thomas Pippin Joel Settembrini Mary Ellen Smith Mark Spatola, M.D. David Strickland Randall Tinnin, DMA Clay B.“Chip” Tousey, Jr. Ronald Townsend Lowell B.Weiner Peter B.Wright Gwen Yates Wayne Young

HONORARY DIRECTORS Ruth Conley Isabelle T. Davis David W. Foerster Preston H. Haskell Robert E. Jacoby Frances Bartlett Kinne, Ph.D.

Arthur W. Milam Mary Carr Patton Jay Stein James Van Vleck James H.Winston

BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD David Strickland, Chair Martha E. Barrett, Bank of America Karl Halbach, ADP Brad King, EverBank Rick A. Moyer, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Symphony Staff Administration David L. Pierson, President Sally Pettegrew, Vice President of Administration & Assistant Board Secretary Laurie Saisselin, Receptionist Artistic Operations Richard Naylor, Vice President of Artistic Planning & Operations Kevin Roberts, Director of Orchestral Operations Christopher Dwyer, Orchestra Personnel Manager Kenneth Every, Assistant Personnel Manager Carol Whitman, Librarian Deborah Heller, Assistant Librarian Ray Klaase, Stage Manager Shamus McConney, Technical Director James L.Pitts,Jr., Stage Associate Liz McAlhany,Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Manager Education Tony Kamnikar, Vice President of Education Scott C. Gregg, Youth Orchestra Music Director and Principal Conductor – Winston Family Endowed Chair Peggy Toussant, Jump Start Strings Coordinator Patron Development Toni S. Paz, CFRE, Vice President of Marketing & Development Lorraine Roettges, Director of Institutional Giving Paul Witkowski, Director of Communications Kenneth Shade, Graphic Designer Jennifer Barton, Individual Giving Manager Kristin Livingston, Marketing Manager Bill Cosnotti, Account Executive Catherine Grossholz, Individual Giving Coordinator Iris Simmons, Institutional Giving Coordinator R. Hugh Patterson, House Manager Box Office Scott Hawkins, Patron Services Manager Jessica Abbott, Patron Services Agent Betty Byrne, Patron Services Agent Linda Chaney, Patron Services Agent Nadia Della Penta, Patron Services Agent Tara Paige, Patron Services Agent Pamela Smith, Patron Services Agent Finance Holly Bryan, Vice President of Finance Cindy Weaver, Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist Nancy Ferdman, Staff Accountant Jacksonville Symphony Guild Lorie Harlow, Guild Coordinator Encore! 7


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Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSYM) has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the past century, including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman and Mstislav Rostropovich. Led by Music Director and Principal Conductor Fabio Mechetti since 1999, the Jacksonville Symphony is poised as an American orchestra for the 21st century. The Orchestra has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” As a non-profit cultural and educational organization, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to bring great music to all walks of life. Its programming reflects the diversity of the community with a variety of live symphonic music that is relevant to today’s audience – from the classic masterpieces, to contemporary works, to grand opera and theater, to popular styles. Each season nearly 84,000 young people benefit from the Orchestra’s diverse educational opportunities, including concerts, in-school ensemble performances, Jump Start Strings

after-school enrichment, master classes, and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. An American orchestra with its own dedicated concert hall, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s home is the acoustically superb Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The Jacksonville Symphony also performs in community venues on the First Coast and statewide.A recent performance at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach showed south Florida what it’s missing without its own orchestra. As reported by the Palm Beach Daily News, “May envy turn into action for we surely deserve and need to have a full time orchestra among us.We can only hope that it would be as good as the Jacksonville Symphony.” Beyond the stage, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding community partner, serving four county school districts and collaborating with a wide range of organizations. And close to 2,000 music lovers in the community are members of symphony volunteer groups.

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THE CONDUCTORS Fabio Mechetti Music Director and Principal Conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

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One of the most respected conductors in the United States and internationally, Fabio Mechetti has continually led the Jacksonville

Symphony Orchestra to great artistic heights since 1999. The 2013-14 season is Maestro Mechetti’s final year with the Jacksonville Symphony, as he leads monumental performances of Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Third Symphony. Honored with Brazil’s Carlos Gomes Prize for Best Conductor of 2008, Maestro Mechetti

Michael Butterman Resident Conductor Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair

Making his mark as a model for today’s conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and to audience and community engagement. In addition to his conducting tenure with the Jacksonville Symphony since 2000, he is in his eighth season as music director for both the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and is in his 14th season as principal conductor for education and outreach for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

also serves as music director and principal conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic in Brazil. He has also served as music director of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra the Syracuse Symphony. Leading the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Mr. Mechetti has been involved in recording projects for Naxos, featuring works by Villa-Lobos. The first CD is scheduled to be released in late 2014. Last season he led a tour of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, and conducted in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Also an acclaimed opera conductor, Mr. Mechetti has led 12 fully-staged operas with the Jacksonville Symphony, continuing this season with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. He made his American opera debut with the Washington Opera, served as music director of the Rio de Janeiro Opera, and directed productions in Syracuse, Spokane and Brazil. In addition to his Carnegie Hall orchestral debut with the New Jersey Symphony, Mr. Mechetti has appeared as guest conductor with orchestras throughout the United

States, including the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the orchestras of Seattle, Utah, Rochester, San Antonio, San Jose,Austin, Phoenix, Charlotte, Omaha and Long Island, as well as orchestras in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. Recent engagements also include the Tampere Philharmonic in Finland and BBC Scottish Symphony. Winner of the 1989 Malko International Conducting Competition in Denmark, Mr. Mechetti has conducted extensively in Scandinavia. He led the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand and has made several appearances with the orchestras of Tokyo, Sapporo and Hiroshima. Mr. Mechetti served as associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, leading numerous concerts at the Kennedy Center, the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and at Wolf Trap. He was also resident conductor of the San Diego Symphony. Mr. Mechetti holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music. Married to the concert pianist Aida Ribeiro, the two are proud parents of twin daughters Carolina and Marina.

As a guest conductor, Mr. Butterman made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2012, and was immediately reengaged for two concerts the following season. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Hartford Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, California Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Pensacola Opera and Asheville Lyric Opera, among others. Summer appearances include the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado and the Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia. In the 2013-14 season, he makes his debut with the Charleston Symphony. He gained international attention as a diploma laureate in the Prokofiev International Conducting Competition and as a finalist in the Besançon International Conducting Competition.As the 1999 recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship,

he studied at Tanglewood with Robert Spano, Jorma Panula, and Maestro Ozawa. For six seasons, Mr. Butterman served as music director of Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, N.M.At Louisiana State University, he was director of orchestral studies and principal conductor of opera. He conducted opera at the Indiana University School of Music and was associate music director of Ohio Light Opera. While at Indiana University, he conducted a highly acclaimed production of Leonard Bernstein’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the Kennedy Center. His work has been featured in five nationwide broadcasts on public radio’s “Performance Today,” as well as on recordings for Newport Classics and with the Rochester Philharmonic featuring actor John Lithgow. More info at michaelbutterman.com.

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THE CONDUCTORS Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. His role as Jacksonville Symphony principal pops conductor spans 18 seasons of great music and variety. He is also the principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the newly appointed music director of the Philly POPS.

Scott C. Gregg Youth Orchestra Music Director and Principal Conductor Winston Family Endowed Chair

Scott C. Gregg is in his 19th year with Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO). During his tenure the JSYO has grown from a 60member group to one of the region’s most comprehensive music training programs. He is also artistic director of First Coast Community Music School and has served as music director of the FSCJ Summer Musical Experience. Prior to his current position with the JSYO, Mr. Gregg was music director for education of the Jacksonville Symphony, associate conductor of the Goucher Symphony

As a guest conductor Mr. Krajewski has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops; the San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Phoenix and National Symphonies, and numerous other orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Edmonton,Winnipeg and KitchenerWaterloo Symphonies. Other international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonics, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin. As a conductor Mr. Krajewski has collaborated with many diverse artists including flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins,Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins,Wynonna Judd, Ben Folds,

Doc Severinsen, Sandi Patty, Pink Martini, and Cirque de la Symphonie, among others. He has recorded two Christmas CDs with the Houston Symphony,“Glad Tidings” and “Christmas Festival.” With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Orlando with his wife Darcy. www.MichaelKrajewski.com

Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and staff conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as music director of the Bach Society Orchestra in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Gregg has conducted the Alabama All-State Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Philharmonic, the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse, France, and the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, among others. A recipient of the Seiji Ozawa and Andrew Schenk Fellowships, Mr. Gregg spent two summers at the Tanglewood Institute. He has also been a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and the Conductor’s Institute in South Carolina.A semi-finalist in the International Conductors’ Competition in Besançon, France, and the Stokowski Conducting Competition in New York, he also participated in the Tokyo International Conducting Competition. At age 17, Mr. Gregg made his solo violin debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra At Harvard College, he studied music theory

and composition, as well as astrophysics. He studied conducting at Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a master’s degree and was awarded the Christopher Percy Prize in Conducting. Concurrently, Maestro Gregg served on the Peabody conducting staff and was associate conductor of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. He resides in Jacksonville with his wife, Camille.

Michael Krajewski leads the Fidelity National Financial Pops concerts featuring Symphonic Celebration (Mar 21 & 22) and The Rock Tenors (May 2 & 3).

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Donald McCullough Director, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Tom Zimmerman Endowed Chair

Hailed by the Washington Post for his “dazzling expertise,” Donald McCullough is considered one of America’s pre-eminent choral conductors. Mr. McCullough conducted the Master Chorale of Washington at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for more than a decade before becoming director of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus in the 2012-13 season. During his tenure, the Master Chorale performed 16 world premieres, produced three nationally distributed CDs, toured throughout Central Europe, and received the Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence in North America.

The Chorale performed regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra and sang in such renowned New York venues as Carnegie Hall,Avery Fisher Hall and Riverside Church. The 120-member symphonic chorus became known for singing “with an innate sense of lyricism and musical poise” (Washington Post). Mr. McCullough is also a composer whose works have been critically acclaimed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.At the invitation of German and Polish consulates, he led the Master Chorale in the European premiere of his work, Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps. It was performed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, as well as in Krakow, Dresden and Berlin during the European commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII. Previously, Mr. McCullough was the founder and music director of the Virginia Chorale and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, musical legacies that continue to thrive today. In addition to holding two bachelor’s degrees from Stetson University and two master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University,

Mr. McCullough brings a diverse range of musical experience to the Jacksonville Symphony – as a conductor, music director, composer and clinician – giving him valuable insights into the needs and abilities of all variety of choirs.A native of Jacksonville, he currently resides in Atlantic Beach and his music can be found at www.donaldmccullough.com.

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EDUCATION AND CO MMUNITY PROGRAM S Each year, the Jacksonville Symphony reaches nearly 84,000 students and adults annually in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau counties.

Youth Orchestra Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra – The JSYO is one of the best and most comprehensive youth orchestra programs in the Southeast, enrolling more than 270 students in six ensemble levels plus a chamber music program.

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Scott C. Gregg, Music Director and Principal Conductor Winston Family Endowed Chair

UPCOMING JSYO EVENTS

Prelude Concerts (Grades 2 & 3) Young People’s Concerts (Grades 4 & 5) Classroom Concerts (Grades 1 through 8) Musical Storybooks (Preschool and Kindergarten) Instrument Zoo & Harmony Grants Teacher Ticket Discounts Jump Start Strings (Grades 3, 4 & 5) Master Classes Pizza With the Players

STRING ENSEMBLE CONCERT Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7 pm Jacoby Symphony Hall

MAJOR/MINOR CONCERT With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 pm Jacoby Symphony Hall Event presented by CertusBank

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If you'd like to support these efforts to bring music to children in Northeast Florida, please contact the Jacksonville Symphony’s membership offices at 904.354.1473.

The Jacksonville Symphony thanks the following for their support of the Education Programs: ADP CertusBank City of Jacksonville by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Cummer Family Foundation The DuBow Family Foundation Duval County Public School Board Enterprise Holdings Foundation Florida State College at Jacksonville The Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment

The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation Fanny Landwirth Foundation The Main Street America Group Donald C. McGraw Foundation THE PLAYERS Championship Publix Super Markets Charities Rayonier The Rice Family Foundation Rowe Family Foundation

Mrs. J. Louis Schaefer Scott-McRae Group Shacter Family Foundation State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs Travis Storey Carl S. Swisher Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver The Masucci Family • Mr. WIlliam L. Ritchie • Mrs. Ruthwood C. Samek • In memory of Ann F. Skinner • Mr. James Winston Robert and Thelma Neid • In memory of Janice Ann Branch The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the League of American Orchestras for their generous support of the Jump Start Strings program. 16 Encore!


Find out more and get involved! Call 904.354.5657, or log on to JaxSymphony.org. JSYO Chamber Music Program



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JSYM Community Concert Tour

In addition to their orchestral experience, many JSYO Philharmonic and Repertory Orchestra members take part in the JSYO chamber music program. In January, the JSYO chamber musicians gave an annual recital at University of North Florida’s Fine Arts Center. They were also featured at the Mechetti Tribute and on the News4jax Morning Show. With coaching from Jacksonville Symphony musicians, the students enjoy exploring the repertory for small groups.

The entire Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performed at Palms Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville Beach for a “Stars of the Symphony” concert led by Michael Butterman and

featuring principal musicians including Philip Pan (pictured) as soloists. The concert was also performed at First Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. Both Community Concerts were enjoyed by hundreds of local concert-goers.

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Young Soloists to Play at Major/Minor Concert The JSYO Young Artists Competition final round recital took place on March 31, resulting in two winners who will perform as soloists with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the Major/Minor Concert on May 9. Connor Monday will perform Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 (mvt. 1) and Jessye Thacker will perform Walton’s Viola Concerto in A minor (mvt. 1). They will also be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Jacksonville Symphony Guild. Congratulations to all the finalists for their excellent musicianship and to their piano accompanists for their expertise and guidance.

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JSYO Young Artists Competition 2014 Finalists (seated, from left) Cassia Wang, piano Yooree Ha, violin Selah Welton, violin (standing, from left) Connor Monday, horn Evan Musgrave, bass Jessye Thacker, viola Nicholas Elliot, trumpet Michael Barcenas, horn Hamza Abouelhouda, marimba

Young People’s Concerts In May, Jacoby Symphony Hall will be filled with 8,000 fourth and fifth grade students attending the Jacksonville Symphony’s annual Young People’s Concerts. This year’s program and curriculum, “The Orchestra Rocks,” is from Link Up, a program of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. Students attending are from Duval County and surrounding communities.

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Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair

Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Pops Goes Vegas Conducted by

Jack Everly – Starring – Ted Keegan Martin Preston Allison Briner Scott Beck – Featuring – Jennifer Ladner Anne Nicole Beck Amy Owens Kristen Noonan High Rollers Overture

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Las Vegas

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Mr. Showmanship! I

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Songs from the Strip Medley

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Big Spender

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Luck Be a Lady

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I Go to Rio

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Mr. Showmanship! II

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If He Walked Into My Life

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I Gotta Be Me/My Way

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Here’s to Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas

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Thank you, Symphony Guild The Coffee Concert is hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild. Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore symphony orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. In the 2013-14 season he debuts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center. This year Maestro Everly will conduct more than 90 performances in over 20 North American cities. As music director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Maestro Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands attendees on the lawn and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and are some of the very highest rated programming on PBS television. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. Maestro Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He’s been a proud resident of the Indianapolis community for over 12 years and when not on the podium you can find Maestro Everly at home with his family which includes Max the wonder dog.


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POPS SERIES J ACKS ON VI LLE SYM P HON Y ORCHEST RA Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor, Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Pops Goes Vegas Conducted by

Jack Everly – Starring – Ted Keegan Martin Preston Allison Briner Scott Beck – Featuring – Jennifer Ladner Anne Nicole Beck Amy Owens Kristen Noonan High Rollers Overture

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Las Vegas

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Mr. Showmanship! I

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Songs from the Strip Medley

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Big Spender

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Luck Be a Lady

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I Go to Rio

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Joe and Ally: It’s Us Again!

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New York, New York

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If He Walked Into My Life Mr. Showmanship! III

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I Gotta Be Me/My Way

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Here’s to Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas

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Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

Ted Keegan Ted Keegan has been seen as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, on national tour, and in Phantom, The Las Vegas Spectacular. He has performed as The Phantom on NBC’s Today show and in a spectacular flying entrance during the halftime show of the NBA All-Star Game. Ted has performed with many orchestras across North America and hosted Yuletide Celebration with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He performed Unpublished Gershwin at the opening of the George and Ira Gershwin Room at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and appeared as a soloist in Unheard Bernstein at Avery Fisher Hall. Having made his Broadway debut as Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Ted’s other Broadway and national tour credits include Cyrano: The Musical, Camelot with Robert Goulet, Herman in The Most Happy Fella and Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes Round. His latest venture is The Phat Pack, named “Best All-Around Performers” in 2013 by Las Vegas Review Journal.

Martin Preston For nearly two decades, actor and musician Martin Preston has been re-creating the music and glamour of the late, great Liberace. He began classical piano training at age six, and while growing up, Martin discovered a flair not only for music, but also for acting, comedy, and wearing unusual costumes! Always a Liberace fan, his piano style was frequently compared to that of the flamboyant showman. His tribute to the great entertainer, Martin Preston as Liberace, debuted in Boca Raton in 1990, where it ran for a record-breaking 32 weeks. Since then, Martin has appeared as Liberace in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, in many of North America’s finest theatres and showrooms, and on major cruise lines. He has performed in gala celebrations at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, and his performance has been authorized by the Liberace Estate and the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Encore! 21


Allison Briner Allison Briner recently performed with the National Tour of White Christmas, following her role of Rosie in Broadway’s Mamma Mia!. National tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic...A New Musical and Les Miserables. Off-Broadway credits include Forbidden Broadway, Listen To My Heart...The Songs of David Friedman, Pete ‘n’ Keely, Jacques Brel...The 25th Anniversary, Forbidden Hollywood, Song of Singapore, and Return To The Forbidden Planet. Regional theatre credits include Papermill Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Cape Playhouse, The O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, Two Rivers Theatre, Penguin Rep, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Scott Beck Having performed in the premiere of Pops Goes Vegas with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO), Scott Beck has also performed in Sandi Patty’s Broadway and Yuletide Celebration, both with the ISO. Broadway credits include Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He has performed in national tours of Saturday Night Fever, Smokey Joe’s Café and Grease and was in the original Broadway workshop of Hairspray.

Jennifer Ladner Choreographer and dancer Jennifer Ladner is thrilled to be part of the Symphonic Pops Consortium’s (SPC) creative team. She also has choreographed Broadway’s Blockbusters, Leading Men of Broadway, Cole, The Beat Goes On: The Music of the Baby Boomers, Sandi Patty’s Broadway, That 70’s Showcase, Guys and Dolls, and Irving Berlin for the SPC. She is the choreographer for Baltimore Symphony’s Holiday Spectacular and co-directs 22 Encore!

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration. She has performed with symphony orchestras across North America in Ty Johnson’s Sophisticated Ellington Symphony and Swing. Her dance credits also include the Arizona Ballet Theatre, Dance Kaleidoscope and the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.

Anne Nicole Beck Having performed for 14 years on Broadway, in national tours, and with regional theatres across the country, Anne Nicole Beck now resides in Indianapolis. She performs, directs, teaches and choreographs locally as well as across North America and abroad. She has performed in musicals with the Indianapolis Symphony including Hairspray with John Waters and Micky Dolenz, Hello Dolly with Gary Beach and Sandi Patty, and Guys and Dolls with Hal Linden. Anne originated and now travels to perform in many shows with the Symphonic Pops Consortium. Career highlights include Saturday Night Fever (original Broadway cast), The Who’s Tommy, Cats, A Chorus Line, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Barbara Eden, among many others.

Amy Owens Amy Owens is excited to be performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Her career highlights include the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Madonna and Donn Arden’s Jubilee! In Las Vegas. Regional credits include Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Chicago, Cabaret, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s productions of Hello, Dolly!, Guys and Dolls, Pops Goes Vegas, On Broadway with Kander and Ebb, and Yuletide Celebration. She spent five seasons as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and in 2013 joined the National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Amy is this year’s Face of MyIndyTV-23 and can be seen weekly on air in Indianapolis.

The Liberace Foundation in Las Vegas Liberace, known around the world as "Mr. Showmanship," was a joyful and talented man. Liberace opened his Museum in 1979 to share his collections with the world and to support his mission of being a patron of the arts and helping talented students pursue careers in the arts. To date, the Liberace Foundation (founded in 1976) has awarded in excess of $6 million in scholarships to almost 2,700 students at over 120 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. For many years, the Liberace Museum served as a funding source for the Liberace Foundation. The Museum, formerly located 10 minutes east of "The Strip," was open to the public for 31 years prior to closing in October 2010. The Liberace Foundation continues to be very active in keeping the legacy of Liberace alive by focusing on scholarships for young musicians and students of music. For more information, to make a donation and to become a supporter of the Liberace Foundation, call 702.798.5595, visit the website at www.liberace.org, or email info@liberace.org.

Pops Goes Vegas is co-produced along with

Symphonic Pops Consortium The Symphonic Pops Consortium mission is to conceive, create and produce high quality, innovative symphonic Pops concerts by uniting a group of symphony orchestras and combining their resources. The Symphonic Pops Consortium is comprised of the Indianapolis (managing partner), Detroit, Milwaukee, National, and Seattle symphony orchestras.

Music Director: Jack Everly Producer: Ty A. Johnson Stage Direction: David Levy Choreographer: Jennifer Ladner Arrangements/Orchestrations: Wayne Barker, Fred Barton, Jim Stephenson, Jack Everly Liberace Piano Arrangements: Martin Preston Production Management: Brandy Rodgers Costume Designer: Clare Henkel


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Thank You, Ushers Each season, a dedicated team of nearly 70 volunteers helps make each Jacksonville Symphony concert run smoothly. Did you know that at every concert, up to 24 ushers are stationed to greet patrons and help them get seated? Many are also Symphony subscribers on the nights theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not ushering. Join us in extending a special thanks to these wonderfully helpful individuals who donate more than 5,000 hours of their time each season. If you or someone you know would like to usher for the Jacksonville Symphony, send an email to Hugh Patterson at hpatterson@JaxSymphony.org.

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By Shizuo Z Kuwahara, Guest Conductor Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot This short charming tune is a product of rather a bizarre event that took place in 1927. Conductor Nicolai Malko challenged the young Dmitri Shostakovich to orchestrate the popular tune “Tea for Two” in less than an hour for a bet of 100 rubles. He finished the orchestration in about 40 minutes.

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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Prokofiev was completing this concerto in 1921 while spending the summer at Brittany, France. After the Bolshevik Revolution, he traveled to America with money he borrowed from a fellow passenger on the ship, and premiered this concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Though the public was less understanding and supportive of this composition at its premiere, the success followed the following year at the performance in Paris with Serge Koussevitzky conducting. Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite This suite of incidental music was written for a play by Mikhail Lermontov which depicts the tragedy of a woman who is killed by her husband over a false accusation of infidelity. The words of the play’s heroine, Nina, made it particularly difficult to compose the waltz; “How beautiful the new waltz is! …something between sorrow and joy gripped my heart.” After strenuous search for the appropriate style and melodic inspiration, and with help of his former teacher, Nikolai Myaskovsky, he was able to create this eccentric and exquisite collection. Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 version) Stravinsky was recruited by Sergei Diaghilev to compose for his Ballets Russes. The Firebird is based on Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner. This ballet has historic significance, not only as Stravinsky’s breakthrough piece, but also the beginning of the collaboration between Diaghilev and the composer, that would also produce Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. This popular composition was also featured in Disney’s Fantasia 2000 and it continues to inspire listeners. 26 Encore!


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Shizuo Z Kuwahara

Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Winner of first prize in the prestigious Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition, Shizuo Z Kuwahara is currently the music director of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. He was an assistant conductor at the Saito Kinen Festival in 2008, where he was an assistant to Seiji Ozawa. As a League of American Orchestras conducting fellow with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Kuwahara covered and led numerous concerts as an apprentice to Christoph Eschenbach. A frequent guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, Nice Philharmonic and Japan Philharmonic, Mr. Kuwahara recently conducted the Salta Symphony Orchestra (Argentina), Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra and National Philharmonic of Ukraine. Past appearances also include Frankfurt Museum Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Century Orchestra Osaka, Nagoya Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Polish Chamber Philharmonic and German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming engagements include the Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Shion and Takarazuka City Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 he led Symphony Orchestra Augusta’s benefit concert which raised funds for the Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief. In addition to winning the Solti Competition, he received conducting prizes from the Malko International Competition, Tokyo International Music Competition, and the Prokofiev International Competition. He was a recipient of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, among other awards. Born in Tokyo, Mr. Kuwahara studied conducting at Yale University, where he was awarded the Charles Ives Scholarship and won the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize. At the Eastman School of Music he was awarded the George Eastman Scholarship, Performer’s Certificate and Arts Leadership Program Certificate. He has also studied at Aspen, National Conducting Institute, Pierre Monteux School, and Chautauqua Music Institute. He served on the faculties of the College of William & Mary and American University, and as associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony.

“Words on Music” one hour prior to each Masterworks concert Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

The Firebird Shizuo Z Kuwahara, conductor Stewart Goodyear, piano Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH

Tahiti Trot, Op. 16

Sergei PROKOFIEV

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Andante – Allegro Tema con variazioni Allegro ma non troppo

Stewart Goodyear, piano

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Masquerade Suite

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The Firebird Suite (1919)

Waltz Nocturne Mazurka Romance Galop

Introduction—The Firebird and Its Dance— The Firebird’s Variation The Princesses’ Khorovod (Round Dance) Infernal Dance of King Kashchei Berceuse (Lullaby) Finale

The April 25 concert is dedicated in memory of Billie and Leo Dickison and Annabelle and Walter Mahlmann by Jane and Jack Dickison. Stay after for “Talkback” following Saturday Masterworks, April 26, from the stage with Shizuo Z Kuwahara and Stewart Goodyear, hosted by Tony Kamnikar. Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts.

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Stewart Goodyear

Masterworks guest artists sponsored by Ruth Conley

Proclaimed as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist whose career whose career spans many genres – soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras of the world, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St Martin In the Fields, Boumemouth Symphony, Montreal Symphony, the orchestras of Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, and Seattle, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, received a bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, and completed a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Known as an improviser and composer, he has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music ensembles, and performs his own solo works. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Mr. Goodyear performed all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in one day at Koerner Hall, McCarter Theatre, and Mondavi Center. His recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas, released in 2012 on the Marquis Classics label, has received critical acclaim and a Juno nomination for Best Classical Solo Recording.

Dmitri Shostakovich Soviet Russian composer, pianist and conductor Born: 1906, St. Petersburg, Russia Died: 1975, Moscow Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (Arranged from Vincent Youman’s Tea for Two) Arranged in 1927. Premiered in Moscow in November 1928. First performance on record by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. ca. 4 minutes. Dmitri Shostakovich is one of few Soviet composers who won a large following on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and together with Sergei Prokofiev and Aram Khachaturian he is identified as a “titan” of Soviet music. Shostakovich was 19 in 1925, the year he completed his First Symphony as a graduation piece from the Petrograd Conservatory; the following year Nikolai Malko conducted the premiere. While visiting Malko in 1927, Shostakovich heard Vincent Youman’s Tea for Two, known in Russia as “Tahiti Trot.” The conductor challenged the young composer to orchestrate the ditty from memory, wagering he couldn’t finish in an hour. Forty-five minutes later Shostakovich was 100 rubles richer. Malko premiered the arrangement in 1928, and Shostakovich incorporated the hit into his 1930 ballet, The Golden Age. While remaining faithful to Youman’s song, the witty score displays Shostakovich’s ironic sense of humor as it soft-shoe shuffles among muted trumpet fanfares, percussion and celesta tinkling like music boxes, slapstick swoons from trombones, jaunty woodwinds and schmaltzy strings.

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Notes on the program by Edward Lein

Sergei Prokofiev Soviet Russian composer and pianist Born: 1891, Sontzovka, Ukraine Died: 1953, Moscow Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Composed in 1921. Premiered in Chicago in October 1921. Last JSYM performance: April 2012, Masterworks Series, Fabio Mechetti, conductor, with Antti Siirala as soloist. ca. 28 minutes. Biographer Simon Morrison reckons the concert music of Sergei Prokofiev is played more often in America than that of any of his contemporaries. To put some of Prokofiev’s achievements in perspective, he wrote the “Classical” Symphony No. 1 in 1917, three years before Stravinsky took up neoclassicism, and completed his brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3 in 1921, three years before Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and five years before Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Abandoning the political uncertainty of his homeland after the Russian Revolution, Prokofiev set out for the United States in 1918. He was well-known in Europe as both pianist and composer, and he met with similar successes in America. But a delay in the production of The Love of Three Oranges by the Chicago Opera brought financial hardship. Moving to France in 1920, Prokofiev completed a commission for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, and Chout (The Buffoon) premiered to great acclaim in May 1921. By summer’s end Prokofiev had finished his Piano Concerto No. 3, having sketched all but two of the work’s main themes through the previous decade.When he returned to the States for the October opera premiere he carried the new concerto with him, and both works were introducted in Chicago. Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto is the most-performed of the five he wrote, and among all 20th-Century concerted works for piano and orchestra only those by Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Ravel rival its popularity.A solo clarinet begins the


Historically Speaking In 1909, when Stravinsky began work on The Firebird: • Russian ballet was brought to the western world when the Ballet Russes opened a tour at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris with 55 dancers. • The city of Tel Aviv was founded. • The NAACP was founded in New York City. In 1921, when Prokofiev composed his Third Piano Concerto: • The Allies of World War I reparations commission announced that Germany had to pay 132 billion gold marks ($33 trillion) in annual installments of 2.5 billion. • Adolf Hitler became the Fuhrer of the Nazi Party. • The first baseball game was broadcast on radio between the Pirates and Phillies at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. In 1927, when Shostakovitch arranged Tahiti Trot: • Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. Josef Stalin took control. • Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris, the first Transatlantic flight. • In 1944, when Khatchaturian arranged the Masquerade Suite: • The Siege of Leningrad was lifted after 880 days and 600,000 dead. • On June 6, D-Day, 155,000 Allied Troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in northern France. • Two P-51 Mustang fighter planes cut a swath through Riverside in Jacksonville when the two pilots scrapped their mission and attempted to “buzz” the Post St. home of the mother of one of the pilots. Both pilots and one civilian on the ground died. – Lynne Radcliffe

expansive melody that provides an introduction to the driving, toccata-like principal theme of the sonata-form first movement; the contrasting secondary theme is a quirky gavotte punctuated with castanets, and the lyrical melody from the introduction returns for development. The second movement presents a balletic theme with five variations. Prokofiev’s finale is a rondo (ABACA-coda), but the gorgeous “C” segment becomes an interpolated slow movement that might have made Rachmaninoff proud, with an eerie midsection akin to the “night music” Bartók was beginning to explore. Prokofiev identified four compositional precepts that guided him: (1) a commitment to Classical structures and developmental techniques, (2) a quest for new sonorities and melodic shapes, (3) rhythmic drive, and (4) lyrical expressiveness; he might have added: (5) a sense of humor. No work exemplifies these better than his Piano Concerto No. 3.

Aram Khachaturian Soviet Russian Composer Born: 1903, Tbilisi, Georgia Died: 1978, Moscow Masquerade Suite Composed in 1941; Suite arranged in 1944 Premiered in Moscow in June 1941; the Suite in 1944. Last JSYM performance: October 2011, Family Series “Symphonic Spooktacular,” James Lowe, conductor. ca. 17 minutes. Aram Khachaturian grew up immersed in the folk music of his Armenian forebears, and it profoundly influenced his own music in much the same way American jazz suffuses the works of George Gershwin. Though Khachaturian never lived in Armenia, his cultural identity was so strong he was honored posthumously with his image on Armenian currency. With a penchant for descriptive music, Khachaturian composed music for the popular ballets Gayane and Spartacus, and provided scores for over three dozen plays

and films. He wrote the incidental music to Masquerade for a 1941 centenary production of the play by Mikhail Lermontov (18141841). Though littleknown in the West, Lermontov ranks among the giants of Russian literature as the poet-heir to Pushkin. He wrote Masquerade when he was 21, including two rewrites hoping to appease the censor’s pen for his unflattering depiction of the aristocracy. The middle version eventually gained approval, but not before Lermontov had been killed in a duel. Masquerade unfolds like a Russian Othello, wherein the wealthy Eugene Arbenin poisons his beloved wife, Nina, convinced she has humiliated him by being unfaithful. The intrigue begins during a masked ball when Prince Zvezdich flirts with a disguised woman who gives him a bracelet as a token of affection. The prince brags about his encounter to Arbenin, who recognizes the bracelet as Nina’s.When Arbenin asks Nina about the bracelet she confesses she lost it, never imagining the doubt beginning to consume her husband. The mystery woman, a baroness friend of Nina, learns of Arbenin’s suspicions, but won’t come forward for fear of damaging her own reputation. By the time the baroness ends her masquerade and sends a letter revealing Nina’s innocence it is too late: Nina is dead and Arbenin goes mad, overcome with grief and remorse. Khachaturian’s score reflects the glittering “upper crust” of society that masks the darkening drama. He culled five movements from the full score for the 1944 concert suite. Included are three lively ballroom dances: the Waltz with its ominous undercurrent, the Mazurka, and the rollicking Gallop. For contrast, Khachaturian mixed in the Nocturne, a melancholy song for solo violin, and the lyrical Romance. The composer said the Waltz presented a special challenge because it had to justify Nina’s exclamation, “How beautiful the new waltz is! ... Something between sorrow and joy gripped my heart.” Audiences agreed with Lermontov’s tragic heroine: the Waltz became one of Khachaturian’s most popular pieces, and was performed at his funeral. NOTES (continued on page 31)

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Igor Stravinsky Russian-American composer, pianist and conductor Born: 1882, Lomonosov, Russia Died: 1971, New York City The Firebird Suite (1919) Composed in 1909 - 1910; Suite No. 2 re-orchestrated in 1919. Complete ballet premiered in Paris in June 1910; Suite No. 2 in Geneva in April 1919. Last JSYM performances: January 2012, Family Series, Fabio Mechetti, conductor; Masterworks, January 2009, Fabio Mechetti, conductor. ca. 21 minutes. When Igor Stravinsky wakened on June 25, 1910, he was virtually unknown, but by the following morning he had become one of the most celebrated composers in Europe. His overnight success came with the premiere of The Firebird, the first original score commissioned by Serge Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes. The dance company had dazzled Paris the previous year, but none of its first-season productions featured newly-composed music. For the second season, choreographer Michel Fokine and production designer Alexandre Benois devised an original scenario combining two characters from Slavic folklore. One is Zhar-ptitsa, the shimmering Firebird whose magic can bring either good fortune or bad. The other is the ogre-demon Kashchei the Deathless, whose back-story hobbies include kidnapping princesses and turning wouldbe-rescuer knights into stone. Since no fairytale is complete without a prince in tights, the story begins with the Introduction of Ivan Tsarevich lurking through the shadows. We can tell he is a good guy because he gave his entourage the night off, but the spooky music suggests that that might not have been a good idea. He spies The Firebird and Its Dance (with The Firebird’s Variation). The Firebird flutters about erratically, but nonetheless is very beautiful, and shiny. Being a prince, Ivan knows that shiny is good, so he sneaks up and captures her. But being a hero, he lets her go when she

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begs for mercy. Before disappearing the Firebird gives Ivan a magic feather that can summon her if needed. Into the orchard tiptoe 13 princesses bandying golden apples. Though obviously not condemned to hard labor, they are prisoners of Kashchei. Ivan joins them in The Princesses’ Khorovod, a circle-dance on the Russian folk song, In the Garden (introduced by solo oboe). The romantic reverie is interrupted by Kashchei and his minions, who capture Ivan. Before Kashchei can add Ivan to his collection of stone guests, the prince whips out the magic feather and the Firebird reappears. She casts a spell over the inhospitable horde, compelling them to dance the Infernal Dance of King Kashchei to exhaustion; she then lulls them to sleep with a Berceuse.While Kashchei snoozes, the Firebird reveals a giant egg that contains the demon’s soul. Ivan smashes the egg, and Kashchei and his rotten corps vanish.As a fitting Finale, the gloomy realm becomes a sunny tableau, perfect for a wedding between Ivan and his dance partner from the previous evening. The formerly stone-faced knights join the princess bridesmaids, accompanied by triumphant reiterations of another Russian folk song, By the Gateway There Swayed the Tall Pine Tree. The happy ending provided a very happy beginning for a young composer whose name is now nearly synonymous with 20th-Century music. The Firebird’s success led to future collaborations with the Ballets Russes, including Petrushka, the (almost literally) ground-breaking The Rite of Spring, and Pulcinella, which introduced Stravinsky’s neoclassical style in 1920. But the course of music history nearly took another path. The unknown Stravinsky was not Diaghilev’s first choice for The Firebird — he settled on Stravinsky only because his usual go-to guys proved unable to complete the commission. Stravinsky incorporated many of the period’s musical trends into The Firebird, with nods to Debussy, Ravel and Scriabin, and especially to Stravinsky’s teacher, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Since Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila in 1842, Russian composers used exotic chromatic harmonies to depict supernatural characters, contrasting with folksy diatonic tunes for mere mortals. For the former, Rimsky-Korsakov favored an octatonic scale alternating whole tones with semitones. Stravinsky uses the same octatonic scale, and the two folk songs he adapts were taken from a collection


Rimsky-Korsakov had arranged. (Later in life Stravinsky reportedly would observe, “A good composer does not imitate; he steals.”) The Firebird is Stravinsky’s most popular work, from which he arranged three concert suites, in 1911, 1919, and 1945; the 1919 version is the most-frequently performed. The composer complained he was invited too often to conduct music from his first ballet at the expense of his later works, but it must have held an enduring place in his heart. In his last orchestral piece, the brief Canon on a Russian Popular Tune, Stravinsky returned to the folk song used at the end of The Firebird. ©2014 Edward Lein

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J ACKS ON VI LLE SYM P HON Y ORCHEST RA Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor, Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

Principal Pops Conductor Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

Friday, May 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

The Rock Tenors Michael Krajewski, conductor Rob Evan, vocals Shem von Schroeck, vocals & bass Micah Wilshire, vocals & guitar

Rock Overture

arr. Gregory Prechel

Listen to the Music

Tom Johnston arr. Sam Shoup

House of the Rising Sun

Alan Price arr. Tim Berens

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Lady Madonna

Every Breath You Take

Norman Whitfield & Barett Strong arr. Shoup John Lennon & Paul McCartney arr. Prechel Sting, arr. Ted Ricketts

Chicago in Concert Medley This Is It

arr. Berens Kenny Loggins

Desperado

Don Henley & Glenn Frey arr. Prechel

Rock Tenors Medley

arr. Shoup

Thank you, Symphony Guild The Coffee Concert is hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild. Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. In addition to his role as Jacksonville Symphony principal pops conductor, he is music director of the Philly POPS and principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In 2014-15 Michael leads the Jacksonville Symphony in Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel, Salute to America with the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club and Classic Soul. (See page 13 for Michael’s full bio.)

Rob Evan During the span of his diverse career, Rob Evan has performed in seven leading roles on the New York stage including the original Broadway cast of Jekyll & Hyde, playing the title roles for three years and more than 1,000 performances worldwide. He also appeared on Broadway as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Kerchak in Disney’s Tarzan, The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, and Count von Krolock in Jim Steinman’s Dance of the Vampires. Off-Broadway, Rob created the roles of The Dancin’ Kid in Johnny Guitar and the hero Miles Hendon in Neil Berg’s The Prince and the Pauper. As a vocalist and recording artist, Rob is a lead singer for the multi-platinum-selling rock band, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He can be heard on TSO’s The Lost Christmas Eve and Nightcastle. In concert, Rob has been a featured soloist for many leading symphony orchestras, with recent and upcoming appearances in San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Alabama, and Calgary as well in Bravo Broadway’s Broadway Rocks with the orchestras of Hong Kong, Taipei, Cleveland, Minnesota, New Jersey and others. A native of Monticello, Ga., Rob is a University of Georgia alumnus.


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POPS SERIES J ACKS ON VI LLE SYM P HON Y ORCHEST RA Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor, Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

The Rock Tenors Michael Krajewski, conductor Rob Evan, vocals Shem von Schroeck, vocals & bass Micah Wilshire, vocals & guitar Rock Overture

arr. Gregory Prechel

Listen to the Music

Tom Johnston, arr. Sam Shoup

House of the Rising Sun

Alan Price, arr. Tim Berens

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Norman Whitfield & Barett Strong arr. Shoup

Chicago in Concert Medley Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?; Color My World; 25 or 6 to 4; Make Me Smile Footloose

arr. Berens

Kenny Loggins, arr. M. B. Nelson

Rock Tenors Medley Nowhere Man; Suite: Judy Blue Eyes; I’ve Seen All Good People; Carry On My Wayward Son; Don’t Stop Believing

Lady Madonna

Desperado

John Lennon & Paul McCartney, arr. Prechel Sting, arr. Ted Ricketts Don Henley & Glenn Frey, arr. Prechel

Viva La Vida

Coldplay, arr. Randall Craig Fleisher

We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions

Shem von Schroeck has been entertaining audiences since he was three years old. A veteran of the stage and recording studio, he has performed in all 50 states and 37 countries as a singer, multi-instrumentalist and music director in a diverse range of genres. He has collaborated and performed alongside Kenny Loggins, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones, Loggins & Messina, Christopher Cross, Don Felder (The Eagles), Steve Perry, Richard Marx, Gary Wright and many others. He made his professional opera debut as Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca with the Mittelsächsisches Theatre in Freiberg, Germany. His operatic repertoire includes Parsifal, Siegmund, Florestan, Peter Grimes, Max and Canio. He has also conducted several pops concerts with the Houston Symphony, Oklahoma Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Little Rock Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Boston Pops.

Micah Wilshire

Paul McCartney, arr. Martin Herman

Every Breath You Take

Shem von Schroeck

arr. Shoup

1 INTERMISSION 2 Maybe I’m Amazed

Sponsored by

The DuBow Family Foundation

Brian May & Freddie Mercury arr. Fleischer

Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

Growing up in a musical family, Micah Wilshire‘s musical life began at an early age. With the intent of becoming a session singer and guitarist, Micah moved to Nashville at 19. He soon became a fulltime session vocalist and guitarist performing on recordings for artists such as Steve Winwood, Faith Hill, Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, and BJ Thomas, to name a few. After nine years in Music City, he and his wife moved to Los Angeles where their band, Wilshire, signed with Columbia Records and had a hit song that shot up the U.S. Top 20 Billboard chart to No.17 – leading to tours with Seal and Train. Micah continues to sing on albums and perform/write songs for movies and TV. His love for music has expanded his horizons to producing and mixing albums for many rock and pop acts today. Encore! 39


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Sept. 21, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 29, 2013 2:00 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Paul Whiteman’s Historic Concert of 1924 • Birth of Rhapsody in Blue

$40

PRIMA Trio Piano, Violin & Clarinet

$25

Alexander Kobrin Pianist, Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner

$30

Nov. 9, 2013 7:30 p.m.

New Directions Veterans Choir Award Winner

Dec. 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops $35

Jan. 4, 2014 7:30 p.m.

PHILADANCO Dance Company

$35

Jan. 19, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Ran Dank & Soyeon Kate Lee Four Hand Piano

$30

$30

Feb. 8, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - w. Pianist Phillipe Bianconi $35

March 22, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida Symphony - a Special all Mendelssohn Concert $35

March 30,2014 2:00 p.m.

Karkowska Sisters Piano & Violin

$30

April 6, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Cavatina Duo Guitar & Flute

$25

May 4, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Mathew Young Pianist - Free Concert

All Seats Reserved

Children & Students with ID $5 - All Concerts

Purchase tickets online:

www.emmaconcerts.com


Open Rehearsal for Donors Jacksonville Symphony donors enjoyed an open rehearsal in March. The event included light refreshments and a chance to mingle before listening to the orchestra in rehearsal with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, along with the Symphony Chorus. This special invitation was extended to Harmony Club annual donors of $150 and above. See page 58 for more information about donor opportunities or call our membership offices at 904.354.1473.

SpringFest May 2014

Amelia Island

FESTIVAL Expect the Unexpected in our 13th Season

Assad Family (from left) Patricia Knowles, Wilma Fryer and Doris Branch

Brazilian Songbook

Anne Akiko Meyers Beethoven

Brooklyn Rider Quartet Eclectic/contemporary

Members of former Guarneri String Quartet Brahms /Dvorak For complete WinterFest information | www.aicmf.com or call 904/261-1779 (from left) Susan Ryzewic, Ruth Conley, Henry and Laura Conley, and Karen Conover.

Jo Dufford (left) and Tracey Shelton

Emmy-Winning JSYM All-Stars Congratulations to Les Roettges and Kevin Reid, J SYM principal flute and principal horn, respectively. They are members of the All-Star Orchestra, which took home two Emmy® Awards at the 57th Annual New York Emmy® Awards in March. Their debut program in the eight-episode televised concert series won in both categories for which it was nominated. The All-Star Orchestra is led by Gerard Schwarz and is comprised of top players from the country’s leading orchestras, performing masterpieces and contemporary American works. The All-Star Orchestra premiered last fall on New York’s WNET-THIRTEEN and has been broadcast nationwide on public television, including WJCT in Jacksonville. Encore! 41


PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES JSYO SERIES

Event presented by

MAJOR/MINOR CONCERT J ACKS ON VI LLE SYM P HON Y ORCHEST RA

Scott C. Gregg

Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair

JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor Winston Family Endowed Chair

Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

2014 Major/Minor Concert Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSYM) Scott C. Gregg, conductor

JSYM and JSYO Repertory Orchestra Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Cossack Dance from Mazeppa arr. Dackow Léo DELIBES arr. Isaac

March and Procession of Bacchus from Sylvvia

JSYM and JSYO Young Artists Competition Winners William WALTON

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra I. Andante comodo - con spirito

Jessye Thacker, viola Richard STRAUSS

Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 11 I. Allegro

Connor Monday, horn 1 INTERMISSION 2

JSYM and JSYO Philharmonic Georges ENESCU

Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A, Op. 11

Gustav HOLST

The Planets, Op. 32 Mars, the Bringer of War Venus, the Bringer of Peace Uranus, the Magician Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

Latecomers will be seated after completion of the piece. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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(Mr. Gregg’s biography appears on page 13.)

Jessye Thacker Jessye Thacker has been playing viola for five years and plans to continue pursuing a musical career in viola performance. She grew up learning violin and piano, and is now solely focused on viola. She is principal violist of JSYO Philharmonic and the Douglas Anderson Chamber Orchestra. Jessye was a winner of the Concert on the Green Concerto Competition on violin in the Junior Division in 2010, and has been a finalist in the competition for several years. She is a 2014 Friday Musical Scholarship winner and was chosen as a Florida All-State participant in 2011, 2013, and 2014, achieving her goal of being seated in the first stand of the viola section this year. She was also selected to be a member of the 2014 ASTA National High School Honors Orchestra.

Connor Monday Connor Monday is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and is in his third year as principal horn with the JSYO Philharmonic. Connor began playing piano at age three and picked up the horn at age 11. He studies with Jacksonville Symphony principal Kevin Reid and has attended the Kendall Betts Horn Institute and Tanglewood Horn Seminar. He has participated in master classes with several esteemed horn players including Bernhard Scully, Eric Ruske, and Douglas Hill. A 2014 Friday Musicale Scholarship winner, Connor has been a consistent member of the Florida Music Educators Association All-State Bands and has earned “Superior with Distinction” awards at the State Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment. He performed with the DA Wind Symphony at the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. This summer, Connor will be performing with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States on a coast-to-coast tour from Carnegie Hall in New York City to Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He plans to pursue horn performance as a college major in the fall.


Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Rosters JSYO Philharmonic Scott C. Gregg, Conductor Violin Kelly Barefield Cameron Black Korah Cuff Meklit Daniel Michelle Dantzler Danielle Gabriel Yooree Ha, concertmaster Ava Hampton William Harrington Anastasia Letkemann Olivia Morello Rachel Janai Phelps-Pace Grace Remmer Amy Song Jane Viviano Cassia Wang Selah Welton, principal Jacob Whitney Margaret Widener Olivia Wright Catherine Yip Viola Lily Dove Ian Rodgers Karl Singletary Dominique Smith Jessye Thacker, principal Cello Claudia Beshears Morgan Ferrell Piper McInall Guillermo Serrao Griffin Seuter Charis Wang, principal Claire Washburn Bass Carson Bass Peter Casseday Chloe Cegelski Zachary Jacob Evan Musgrave, principal Sam Watson Flute Madison Briest, principal Caroline Kim Alex Spock

Oboe Spencer Hayes Megan Wojtyla, principal Clarinet Dexter Beaton Kaitlyn Heumann Audrey Holt, principal Bassoon Ileana Aguado, principal Daniel Graham Horn Michael Barcenas Colin McMahon Connor Monday, principal Trumpet Nicholas Elliott, principal Marisa Webster Trombone Eric Blomgren, principal Adele Fuqua Bass Trombone Victor Barcenas Tuba Ronald Ravnell Percussion Hamza Abouelhouda, principal Nicholas Franques Grace Lewis Taurien Person Keyboard Cassia Wang

JSYO Repertory Orchestra Scott C. Gregg, Conductor Violin Kelly Albright Arianna Arcenas Kyla Bell Sadie Butler Jed Delmundo Susanna Goodrich Laura Harrington Angelica Lagasca Michael Linton Divya Mahesh Mira Menon Casey Mikhedok Lara Morello Lauren Park Abigail Prohofsky Dolaine Quin Jessica Rinosa Daniel Savo Lawrence Tan Chriselle Tiu Maxwell VanHoeij, concertmaster Catherine Warren Maxwell Warren Laura Watson, principal

Flute Jacqueline Dubose Alyse Ellenburg, principal Alexandra McGuire

Viola Noah Arcenas, principal Viviana Bartlett Brianne Carter Lydia Harmon Kaitlyn Routsis Ana Shaw

Trombone Erik Blomgren, principal

Cello Andrew Angelo, principal Hannah Budd Nathan Ealum Christian Lockley Wesley Navaille Maxwell Remmer

Oboe Jack Bosma Spencer Hayes, principal Sanmin Park Clarinet Sebastian Cepeda Nina Renella, principal Adam Snowden Bass Clarinet Sebastian Cepeda Horn Amanda Friedman, principal Olivia Jacobi Justin Marcotte Trumpet Patrick Clarke, principal Benjamin Gibson

Bass Trombone Georgie Rodriguez Tuba Timothy Hightower Percussion Grayson Herndon Zachary Schoonmaker, principal Ignacio Troche

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! (listed in bold) Harp Marie Chappell

The Jacksonville Symphony Guild awards scholarships to the winners of the JSYO Young Artists Competition. The Symphony Guild is pleased to award its 2014 Performance Scholarships to Jessye Thacker and Connor Monday. The scholarship awards will be presented to the young artists at the Major/Minor Concert. Encore! 43


The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra wishes to express appreciaton to the following generous sponsors: • • • • • Publix Super Markets Charities • The PLAYERS Championship Enterprise Holdings Foundation • Jacksonville Symphony Guild • Eleanor H. King • The Masucci Family Mr.William L. Ritchie • Mrs. Stefan U. Samek • Mr. and Mrs. R. Travis Storey Mr. James Winston • AT&T The Real Yellow Pages • Florida State College at Jacksonville JSYO Conductors Scott C. Gregg Music Director and Principal Conductor Winston Family Endowed Chair

Patrick Smith Premiere Strings

Rocco (Rocky) DiGeorgio Foundation and Encore Strings

Marj Dutilly Overture Strings

JSYO Staff and Volunteers Tony Kamnikar, JSYO Manager and Director of Education and Community Engagement Laura Dwyer, Chamber Music Coordinator Shannon Lockwood, Overture Strings Teaching Assistant Dawn Thacker, Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Karen Harmon, Repertory Orchestra Assistant Robin Lang, Premiere Strings Orchestra Assistant Matt Perry, Encore Strings Orchestra Assistant Joy Lehr, Encore Strings Assistant Matt Perry, Foundation Strings Orchestra Assistant Suzanna Kowkabany, Foundation Strings Assistant Sylvia Mencner, Overture Strings Orchestra Assistant Camille Clement Gregg, Publications Coordinator BOOSTER CLUB Judy DiGeorgio, Booster Club Co-chair Camille Clement Gregg, Booster Club Co-chair Special thanks to our Coaches and Musical Assistants: Tatyana Schlenoff, pianist Stephanie Lindsay, violin Christopher Chappell, violin Melissa Barrett, violin Piotr Szewczyk, violin Colin Kiely, viola Vernon Humbert, cello Shannon Lockwood, cello Laurie Casseday, cello Jin-Won Kim Peña, cello Kevin Casseday, bass Les Roettges, woodwinds Julian Kaplan, trumpet Sean Morgan, horn Aaron Brask, horn Louis Bremer, low brass Joel Panian, timpani/percussion Kenneth Every, timpani/percussion Tony Steve, timpani/percussion

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What JSYO Means to Me Student and Parent Experiences The Taus Family Our daughter Kathleen decided in the second grade that she wanted to learn to play the violin. Since the orchestra was not taught in the St. Johns County Schools we went in search of a violin instructor. We found Nancy Gehret and Kathleen’s love of violin blossomed under her tutelage. To sharpen her skills, Mrs. Gehret strongly advised Kathleen to try out for the Junior Strings in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. She was delighted to be accepted and thus began her opportunity to develop her string skills while interacting with her musical peers. She participated for two years. During the summers she attended the Prelude Chamber Music Camp led by Vernon Humbert, along with other Jacksonville Symphony musicians. Playing in such ensembles encouraged her to try her hand at other instruments. She later played the flute in her middle and high school bands and the oboe in the high school concert band. JSYO offered Kathleen a place to foster her love of classical music that is not available in local schools. It helped develop a lifelong passion for not only music but all fine arts. Last year, Kathleen graduated from the University of Florida earning a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. She is currently working on a Masters in Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Announces

AUDITIONS for the 2014-2015 Season Perform with the area’s best musicians!

AUDITION DATES: May 28, 29, 30, 31, June 1, 2014

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That’s why we’re proud to support those helping others reach their full potential through the arts.

George Jenkins, Publix Super Markets’ late founder, was once asked how much he thought he would be worth if he hadn’t given away so much money. He replied without hesitation, “Probably nothing.” Mr. Jenkins’ philosophy of being involved in the community started with his first Publix store in 1930. After 36 years of personal giving, he established the George W. Jenkins Foundation with his personal Publix stock. In 1996, the Foundation was renamed Publix Super Markets Charities so Publix associates could share in the pride that comes with giving. Publix Super Markets Charities’ mission is to endeavor to meet the needs of the people in its communities. To that end, they commit to be dedicated to the dignity and value of the human spirit—helping strengthen it to overcome adversity, determined to offer people hope and a choice for the future, and devoted to the highest standards of community involvement as demonstrated by its founder George W. Jenkins. It has been said of Mr. Jenkins that he never forgot anyone who helped him, but the opposite is more true. The people he has helped have never forgotten him. Publix Super Markets Charities is proud to be a sponsor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

INFORMATION & EXCERPTS: May be downloaded at www.JaxYouthOrchestra.com FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Tony Kamnikar at tkamnikar@jaxsymphony.org Encore! 45


FLORIDA BLUE

MASTERWORKS SERIES J A C K S O N V I L L E S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E ST R A Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Haskell Endowed Chair Michael Butterman, Resident Conductor, Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair

Sponsored by Friends of Fabio and Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Guild Notes on the program by LYNNE RADCLIFFE

Gustav Mahler

Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Austrian Composer and Conductor Born: 1860, Kaliste, Bohemia; died: 1911,Vienna

“Words on Music” one hour prior to each Masterworks concert Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Fabio Mechetti’s Finale Fabio Mechetti, conductor Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Donald McCullough, director Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Darren Dailey, director Gustav MAHLER

Symphony No. 3 in D minor Kräftig. Entschieden (Forcefully. Resolute) Tempo di minuetto. Sehr mässig (Minuet tempo. Very moderately) Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast (Comfortably. Humorously. Without haste) Sehr Langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp (Very slowly. Mysterious. Quite soft)— Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck (Cheerful in tempo and bold in expression)— Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden (Slow. Peacefully. With feeling)

Performed without intermission. Gift Of Music - Funding for the score of Mahler’s Third Symphony has been provided through a "Gift of Music" Platinum Note donation by Naomi Karkanen. Cellular phones and personal electronics must be turned off when inside the concert hall. Cameras and audio/visual recording are not permitted and personal devices may not be used as such. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding any extraneous noises during concerts. Dana’s Limousine is the official transportation of the Jacksonville Symphony. Omni Jacksonville Hotel is the official hotel of the Jacksonville Symphony. One Enterprise Center Garage is the official parking company of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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Symphony No. 3 in D minor Composed 1895-1896, revised 1906 Premiered June 9, 1902; Krefeld, Germany with the composer conducting Last JSYM performance: April 2001, Masterworks Series, conducted by Fabio Mechetti in his first full season as music director, with Victoria Livengood as soloist, Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. ca. 95 min. (33’, 9’, 17’, 9’, 4’, 23’). “Possessed by a divine madness,” wrote Natalie Bauer-Lechner, of Mahler as he was nearing completion of his Third Symphony in the late summer of 1896. To say that Mahler’s symphonies are serious business is an understatement. The topic covered in this symphony, his longest, is no less than all of creation from the primal elements to the God-head. Both Mahler’s fascination with nature and his search for life’s meaning are well documented. His wife,Alma, described an episode in Mahler’s youth when he had accompanied his father on a walk in the woods. His father had to return home briefly, but became distracted by other matters and temporarily forgot he had left Gustav behind. That evening, Bernard Mahler found young Gustav exactly where he had left him, unconcerned and lost in thought. A letter written by nineteen-yearold Gustav describes his sadness (as he reflects on the loss of his brother Ernst) while perched atop a tree at sunset overlooking the Danube. He concludes the letter with these words: “Oh my beloved earth, when, oh when, wilt thou take the abandoned one unto thy breast? Behold! Mankind has banished him from itself, and he flees from its cold MAHLER (continued on page 49)


Elise Quagliata

Masterworks guest artists sponsored by Ruth Conley

Mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata has garnered critical notice over the past decade for her “rich, expressive voice and passionate delivery” (The New York Times) in a wide range of repertoire, from Carmen to Sweeney Todd, and from oratorio and art song to cabaret. Recent and upcoming appearances include Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking with the Modern American Music Project, Joan Clarke in American Lyric Theater’s workshop of The Turing Project, Fricka in Union Avenue Opera’s Die Walküre, and the title role in Carmen with Pensacola Opera, as well as various recitals, masterclasses and cabaret performances. In addition to recent Jacksonville Symphony appearance, she recently performed the Verdi Requiem in Brazil with Orquesta Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, conducted by Fabio Mechetti. Recent acclaim has greeted Ms. Quagliata’s performances in Eugene Onegin (Des Moines Metro Opera), where Opera News noted her “adorable Olga, who moved with a dancer’s grace, and deftly essayed the requisite low notes.” A “commanding figure” with “vocal power and concentration” as Fricka in Das Rheingold (Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis), the artist was by contrast a “hilarious and beautifully twisted” Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Pensacola Opera).

Bravo, Maestro! In February, Fabio Mechetti was honored in his final season as Jacksonville Symphony music director. We thank all of our sponsors and patrons for making the Tribute to Fabio Mechetti a resounding success. The event raised close to $200,000 for the Jacksonville Symphony. The event included a cocktail hour, a Jacksonville Symphony concert led by Maestro Mechetti with renowned soloists Elmar Oliveira, violin, and Arnaldo Cohen, piano, and dinner catered by Liz Grenamyer. Special thanks to Mary Ellen Smith for chairing the event.

Honorary Hosts J.F. and Peggy Bryan congratulated Fabio Mechetti from the stage.

Fabio and Aida Mechetti, surrounded by their good friends from BRASS.

Barbara Shirvis and Troy Cook, guest vocalists with the Jacksonville Symphony, presented a Mozart scroll reading,“Fabio, you are my favorite conductor.”

Fabio and Aida Mechetti with daughters Carolina (left) and Marina. Photos by Laurence Greene

Why Mahler’s Third for Your Finale? When asked, our esteemed music director replied,“The reason why I programmed this symphony for the last concert is that, first of all, it is one of my favorite symphonies. It is one of the biggest challenges for a conductor and musicians alike due to its complexity, length, and depth. I ended my first full season as music director in Jacksonville with it. Furthermore, being the longest symphony ever written, it carries perhaps an unconscious desire for enjoying the most I can, my tenure with the Jacksonville Symphony.” We hope you’ve enjoyed your time here as much as we have; Bravo, Fabio!

Historically Speaking

In 1896, when Mahler completed his Third Symphony: • The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. • Walter Arnold, of East Peckham, Kent, England, is fined one shilling for speeding at 8 mph, the first speeding fine. • The shortest war in recorded history, the Anglo-Zanzibar War, started at 9 a.m. and lasted for 45 minutes of shelling. • Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. • The steam tug, Dauntless, captained by Napoleon B. Broward, future governor of Florida, arrived at Cienfuegos, Cuba, with ammunition for the Cuban revolutionaries fighting the Spanish army. In 1902, when Mahler’s Third Symphony was premiered: • Cuba gained independence from the United States. • The first college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, was held in Pasadena, California. • Theodore Roosevelt became the first American president to ride in an automobile in a Columbia Electric Victoria. • Electric Theatre, the first movie theatre in the U.S., opened in Los Angeles. • The Guaranty Trust and Savings Bank was completed at 101 East Bay Street in Jacksonville. – Lynne Radcliffe Encore! 47


Join Voice with the Symphony Chorus

Donald McCullough

For close to 30 years, the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus has been making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The volunteer members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of choral singing. Since 2012, the Chorus has been under the leadership of Donald McCullough, one of America’s pre-eminent choral directors (bio on page 15). The Symphony Chorus roster includes many professionals musicians and skilled amateur performers. In the 2014-15 season, the Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, as well as Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Pops. The Chorus has also been invited to perform in New York in November 2014, presented by Distinguished Concerts International. To find out more about next season’s auditions, call 904.354.5479, ext. 221. More information is online at JaxSymphony.org.

For 19 years, The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has provided children of all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds with music education and choral performance, while advancing a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community. Founded in 1995, The Chorus has become one of America’s best youth choruses, performing at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, American Choral Director’s Association Conference, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Irish Royal Academy of Music. The Chorus has released recordings of multicultural music, and new works are composed for The Chorus regularly. In addition to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Chorus has collaborated with Justin Hines, David Holt, Cuarteto del Sur, the African Children’s Choir, the Westminster Choir and the St. Olaf Choir. The Chorus performs with guest artist Amy Grant in May of this year and looks forward to an international tour to Italy and Greece this summer, highlighted by the performance at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. More information is at JaxChildrensChorus.org. The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is the official children’s chorus of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Darren Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director

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Adia Gomes Julia Goricki Faithe Johnson Grace Lansdell Alanis McDaniel Courteney Miller Jasmin Muslimani Meena Pelgar Dana Popky

Hailed by the Washington Post for his “dazzling expertise,” Donald McCullough conducted the Master Chorale of Washington at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for more than a decade before becoming director of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus in the 2012-13 season. (See page 15 for Mr. McCullough’s full biography.)

Darren Dailey Artistic and Executive Director Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Erin Anderson Elyssa Audije Gregory Buxton Mary Dailey Megan Dailey Courtney DePotter Emma Doukmak Theresa Eland Brittany Ferrell

Director, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Tom Zimmerman Endowed Chair

Faith Powell Bethany Roberts Hannah Rowland Sophia Sowers Hope Starr Brooke Stephens Tori Vossman Kirsten Woods Caleb Wooten

Darren Dailey is celebrating his eighth season in Jacksonville, where he has been shaping The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus into a world-class organization. Under his leadership the Chorus has grown to serve more than 450 First Coast children annually with five performance choirs, satellite rehearsal locations, and broad outreach. He has introduced the Chorus to innovative and renowned guest artists and has led performance tours in the Southeast, to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and Ireland. A nationally recognized clinician and conductor, Mr. Dailey has guest conducted at Lincoln Center and at the ACDA Honor Choir in Seattle. He has presented workshops for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Organization of Kodály Educators, and many universities. As the founding director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, he directed the chorus at the 2004 Democratic Convention and on a nationally televised celebration of Martin Luther King. Mr. Dailey has produced three recordings: Come and Rejoice (Cantate), Sing! (Boston Children’s Chorus) and Voices for Voices (Jacksonville Children’s Chorus). His work can also be heard on A Boston Christmas (Back Bay Chorale), Building Bridges (Mystic Chorale), and Amani Celebration, a collection of holiday songs from 15 children’s choirs to benefit African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


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and heartless bosom to thee! Oh, care for the friendless one, Universal Mother!” Of course this composer of gargantuan, complex works was himself equally complex and multi-dimensional.Writing to Bruno Walter (the famed conductor who became a Mahler devotee) with a smug, mischievous projection of critics’ reaction to his Third Symphony, Mahler asserted,“Everyone knows by now that some triviality always has to occur in my work, but this time it goes beyond all bounds.” An extremely busy and accomplished conductor, he reserved composing for the summer holiday. The summers of 1893-1896 were very productive and generally happy ones spent near Steinbach on the Attersee, the largest lake in the Austrian Alps. The Hollenbirge, or “mountains of hell,” stand in the background, providing fierce and awe-inspiring contrast

to the idyllic lakeside scene. Biographer Jonathan Carr quotes Bruno Walter’s assertion that Mahler regarded nature with “love and fear, rapture and horror. He saw the bellum omnium contra omnes (the war of all against all) and sensed its self-destructive forces fighting within his own inner-being.” Mahler needed isolation and quiet in order to compose. He had a little hut built near the inn where he went early each morning and stayed until midday. His entourage (sisters, brother, and friend) was responsible for silencing everything within earshot, from cowbells to organ-grinders. After completing his first two symphonies, Mahler claimed, “I have written into them everything I have experienced and endured. To understand these works properly would be so see my life transparently revealed in them.” With gut-wrenching, soul-searching mining such as that behind him, it’s no wonder he

Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Donald McCullough, Director, Tom Zimmerman Endowed Chair Liz McAlhany, Manager • Ileana Fernandez, Rehearsal Accompanist Soprano Jerrye Baker Susan Baker Alla Bartosh May Beattie Celeste Bicknell Louise Brooks Susan Calfee Gloria Cardona Sandra Clarke Melanie Cost Katherine Crowell Elaine Crawford Julie Davis Tracy Davis Alyce Decker Laura Dees Stephanie Doerr Janet Elsila Amy Fannin Kate Flint Pat Gavaletz Brittany Harmon Maggie Graichen-Herrera Kathy Hunt Jacqueline Jones Michelle Kemp Lili Lauer Lena Leona Ginger Lindberg Marianna Malinovskaya Kristin Markham Paula Merritt Barbara Miller

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Thank you, Liz, for six harmonious years of managing the Symphony Chorus!

felt compelled to delve ever deeper and to reach far outside himself for the Third. What to listen for… Mahler wrote titles for the six movements of this symphony, as he had done before, but later withdrew them. However, they are useful in analysis, even if critics agree that the music speaks amply for itself. He divided the work into two unequal sections: Part one: “Pan Awakes, Summer Marches In” Part two: “What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me” “What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me” “What Mankind Tells Me” “What the Angels Tell Me” “What Love Tells Me” The first movement, the longest, was written last. It opens with all eight horns in unison proclaiming a bold theme, and so the earth begins to evolve. The word “march” from the original title is the operative word here – two sharply contrasting marches with varied percussion and melodic material dominate the movement, one dark, low, funereal, or ominous, the other, ethereal, triumphant, or shimmering. The trombone solo, belonging to the lower realm, is the longest ever written for this instrument in a symphony. Distinct “characters” of orchestral color emerge; muted trumpets screech alarm, radiant woodwinds and fluttering, high strings announce the arrival of life, etc. In The Mahler Symphonies, An Owner’s Manual, David Hurwitz offers that the listener may conclude “that what Mahler has done in this (first) movement is not so much organize a series of melodies according to conventional rules of form but rather populate a musical landscape with diverse casts of characters.” Mahler himself at first felt that he had not followed symphonic tradition at all in this movement, but later changed his mind: “To my astonishment and joy I see now that in this movement, as in the entire work, there is the same framework, the same underpinning – without my having wanted or even planned it – as one finds in Mozart and, in a more expanded and refined form, in Beethoven; it’s the same idea which actually began with old Haydn. There must be profound and eternal laws which Beethoven held to and which I see as a kind of confirmation in my work.” Indeed. The second and fifth movements are much lighter than the weighty first and final movements they flank, a logical and MAHLER (continued on page 51) Encore! 49


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Mahler – Symphony No. 3 Text and Translation Zarathustra’s Midnight Song (Mitternachtslied) (from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche) O Mensch! Gib Acht! Was spricht die tiefe Mitternacht? Ich schlief! Aus tiefem Truam bin ich erwacht! Die Welt ist tief! Und tiefer als der Tag gedacht! O Mensch! O mensch! Tief, tief, tie fist ihr Weh! Lust, tiefer noch als Herzeleid! Weh spricht: Vergeh! Doch alle Lust will Ewigkeit! Will tiefe, tiefe Ewigheit!

Oh, man! Take heed! What does the deep midnight say? I was asleep! From deep dream have I awakened! The world is deep! And deeper than the day had thought! O man! O man! Deep, deep is its woe! Joy deeper still than heartache! Woe says: Disappear! But all joy seeks eternity, Seeks deep, deep eternity!

Movement V Three Angels Sang (Es sungen drei Engel) (from The Youth’s Magic Horn) Bimm, bamm, bimm, bamm.

Ding, dong, ding, dong.

Es sungen drei Engel einen süßen Gesang: Mit Freuden es selig in dem Himmel klang, Sie jauchzten fröhlich auch dabei, Daß Petrus sei von Sünden frei.

Three angels sang a sweet song: In blissful joy it sounded through Heaven, They shouted joyfully That Peter was free of sin.

Und als der herr jesus zu Tische Saß, Mit seinen zwölf jüngern das Abendmahl aß: Da sprach der herr jesus: Was stehst du den hier? Wenn ich dich anseh, so weinest du mir!

And when the Lord Jesus sat at table, And ate supper with his twelve disciples, Lord Jesus spoke: what are you doing here?

Und sollt ich nicht weinen, du gütiger Gott. Ich hab’ übertreten die zehen Gebot Ich gehe und weine ja bitterlich, Du sollst ja nicht weinen! Ach komm und erbarme dich uber mich!

Why should I not weep, you merciful God? I have broken the Ten Commandments. I go my way with bitter tears. You should not weep! Ah, come and have mercy on me!

Hast du den übertrnete die zehen Gebot, So fall auf die Knie und bête zu Gott! Liebe nur Gott in alle Zeit! So wirst du erlangen die himmlishe Freud.

If you have broken the Ten Commandments, Then fall on your knees and pray to God! Only love God forevermore! Thus will you reach heavenly joy.

Die himmlische Freud’ ist eine selige Stadt; Die himmlische Freud’, die kein Ende mehr hat. Die himmlische Freude war Petro bereit’t Durch Jesum, und allen zur Seligkeit.

Heavenly joy is a blessed city, Heavenly joy that has no end. Heavenly joy was prepared for Peter By Jesus and for the bliss of us all.

Bimm, bamm, bimm, bamm.

Ding, dong, ding, dong.

When I look upon you, you weep!

necessary relief. Beginning with a charming oboe solo, the second movement’s gentle minuet is never brutalized, simply contrasted by quicker sections. Only light percussion is used, achieved in part by harp and pizzicato strings. Mahler’s unconventional use of the rute (usually made of a bundle of thin birch dowels or thin canes attached to a drumstick handle), previously reserved for military effects, is of particular note. The lovely “flower” movement became immediately popular and was often performed alone, prompting Mahler to write, “if I ever want to be heard I can’t be too fussy, and so this modest little piece will doubtless present me to the public as the ‘sensuous’ perfumed ‘singer of nature.’ That this nature hides within itself everything that is frightful, great, and also lovely (which is exactly what I wanted to express in the entire work in a sort of evolutionary development) of course, no one ever understands that.” As we’ve moved up to animals in the third movement, it naturally contains more action. Mahler uses one of his Wunderhorn songs, “Relief in Summer,” to develop the light mood that pervades the movement. As in the first movement, this scherzo features abundant melodic material, the most striking of which is a lengthy post horn solo (played by offstage trumpet) – a section unto itself where the action virtually stops. This arresting consonance is an excellent example of Mahler’s non-literal development of his program. No doubt a nostalgic morsel from his youth that transports us to a former age, he is not conjuring the mail carrier, but more likely inviting us to pause and ponder beauty. Things heat up considerably but generally in exultation, ending with a brilliant brass fanfare. Following the laws of physics, what goes up must come down. The fourth movement features the Mitternachtslied, or “Midnight Song,” the text of which is drawn from Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra. The low tones of the harp and cellos and basses provide introduction for the singer warning mankind to “Take heed!” The most solemn of the movements, this beautiful song ends with the words, “but all joy seeks deep eternity;” sung to the tune of his aspiration theme first used in the Resurrection Symphony (Second). Mahler the demanding conductor was famous for giving extremely explicit and detailed instructions to conductors and performers alike. In this movement he asks the oboe and English MAHLER (continued on next page) Encore! 51


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horn to play “like a sound of nature.” The fourth through sixth movements are to be played without interruption. The ebullient fifth movement uses another of the Wunderhorn songs, “Three Angels Sang.” Featuring the soloist, children’s choir, and women’s chorus, this short movement is best explained in relation to the one that follows. Its naïve cheer leads into what this listener regards as a profound religious experience. According to David Hurwitz, “He (Mahler) wants to go beyond the expression of specific doctrine and instead offer a taste of the real thing…just as music cannot self-evidently express the idea of the human condition without words, it has no need of them at all to suggest feelings of transcendence, mystical awe, spiritual peace (or divine love, or whatever you choose to call it).” Indeed the power of this, slow, ethereal music is difficult to capture in words; the beginning may call to mind the reverence of the slow movement of the Beethoven Ninth. Part of its transcendental quality is achieved by sustained sound and the absence of regular rhythmic accent. Writing to his love interest at the time, Anna von Mildenburg, Mahler professed, “When love speaks to me now it always talks about you, but the love in my symphony is one different from what you suppose… It is an attempt to show the summit, the highest level from which the world can be surveyed. I could equally well call the movement something like: What God tells me! And this in the same sense that God can, after all, only be comprehended as ‘love.’ And so my work is a musical poem that goes through all the stages of evolution, step by step. It begins with inanimate nature and progresses to God’s love.” © 2014 Lynne Radcliffe A regular contributor to Encore!, Lynne Radcliffe has been active as a performer, music educator, and church musician in the Jacksonville area since 1983. She has served as music education program manager for JSYM and as host of “WJCT presents the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.”

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VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

As a not-for-profit organization, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is a member-supported community asset.We look to those who care about what we do for philanthropic support, community advocacy, volunteer governance, and gifts of time and talent.

BRASS Honors Musicians at Annual Gala The musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony were honored at the annual BRASS Dinner and Concert Gala on April 6 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The concert, led by Michelle Merrill, included popular works that featured each section of the orchestra. Members of BRASS contributed generously to the fundraising event, which included a fabulous array of live and silent auction items. BRASS also thanks the evening’s benefactors, Bob and Monica Jacoby and JPMorganChase.

Symphony Guild Honors Eleanor King Happy birthday to our centenarian, Eleanor H. King! At the JSYO Spring Concert in March, the Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony celebrated Eleanor King’s 100th birthday, serving cake and punch to all in attendance after the performance. A long-time supporter of the arts in Jacksonville, she was on the first board of directors of the Symphony in 1949; a founding member of the Cultural Council; and president of Friday Musicale. She’s been a member of The Guild since 1959 and is active on the Guild’s Education Committee. In 2009 she established the Eleanor H. King Tuition Fund for JSYO students.

Conductor Michelle Merrill and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra delighted the BRASS audience with a variety of great music.

(from left) David Ferner, Josie Flaherty, Karen Schulman and Lila Elliott. Log on to JaxSymphony.org to view the full album.

Celebrating with Eleanor King are (from left) grandson Alan King, son Ray King, and daughter Kay Conoly. The Guild recognized Eleanor’s 100th birthday with a $500 Gift of Music to the JSYO in her name.

Play Your Part Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra volunteer organizations offer a variety of rewarding opportunities to share camaraderie and play a part in the Jacksonville Symphony’s success. For more information, please call 904.354.5547. The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Since the orchestra’s inception, The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony has worked “to further an awareness of music and to create strong community support of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra through fundraising projects.” A variety of fundraising activities are scheduled in the “Social Register” throughout the year. Community activities also include the Instrument Zoo, Harmony Grants, Coffee Concerts and more. For more information, please call 904.358.1479 or log on to JaxSymGuild.com. ARIAS - (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony) ARIAS’ primary goals are to bring the Jacksonville Symphony to Amelia Island, to encourage Nassau residents to attend symphony concerts, and to provide music education to children in Nassau County Schools through Jacksonville Symphony performances and Instrument Zoo. ARIAS also sponsors a scholarship program and more. For more information, please call 904.261.0105.

(from left) Jeanette and Tom Pippin, president of ARIAS, with Aida and Fabio Mechetti.

ARIAS past presidents (from left) Bill Hunt, Hal Latimer and Shirley Spaniel, with Fabio Mechetti.

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Give a Gift Ticket sales cover less than half of the Orchestra’s operations. Membership gifts help bridge that gap, and support innovative, artistic, educational and community engagement programs throughout the season. To donate by phone, please call 904.354.5547, or log on to JaxSymphony.org/donate. See page 58 for more information.



ARIAS Thanks Fabio and Aida The ARIAS Board hosted a special dinner to honor Fabio and Aida Mechetti at the Amelia Island Club in March. In attendance were members of the ARIAS Board as well as founding members Bill and Kitty Hunt and Shirley and George Spaniel. Fabio was instrumental in forming ARIAS 14 years ago and Bill Hunt thanked him for his outstanding work as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony and also for his role in bringing music to thousands of children in Nassau County during his tenure.

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BRASS - (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) The members of BRASS support the Jacksonville Symphony through financial contributions and by promoting concert attendance. BRASS also fosters local appreciation of fine music by bringing concerts to the beaches and raising funds for new equipment and instruments. For more information, please log on to BRASSonline.org or call Bob Golitz, BRASS President, at 610.223.9629.


VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Let Freedom Ring Thursday, May 22 First Baptist-Fernandina Beach “Let Freedom Ring” is an annual event on Amelia Island to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performing a variety of patriotic melodies, popular tunes and favorite music of American composers. Audience favorite Morihiko Nakahara returns to concert this year’s concert. The event takes place at First Baptist Church on 8th Street in Fernandina Beach on Thursday, May 22 at the at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at select sites before the concert, or at the door the night of the performance. Ride to the Symphony A round-trip bus to Amelia Island brings residents to all Friday Night Masterworks Concerts, leaving from the Harris Teeter parking lot. For tickets and reservations, call 904.354.5547.

Tea With The Guild Join us for afternoon tea and refreshments at The Club Continental on the banks of the St. Johns River in Orange Park. Nestled among towering 300-year-old Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, the estate was built in 1923 as the winter home of Palmolive Soap Company heir, Caleb Johnson and his family. We invite you to don your favorite hat and gloves, and join us as we step back in time to the grace and elegance of “Old Florida.” Wednesday, April 30 From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Club Continental 2143 Astor Street Orange Park, Florida $40 per person (Limited to 100 guests) Dress: Afternoon tea attire, hats and gloves optional Reservations: 904.358.1479 Reservation Deadline: April 23

Friday, April 11 at 11 am BRASS Sponsored Coffee Concert “Pops Goes Vegas” Jacoby Symphony Hall

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The Jacksonville Symphony Guild gratefully thanks the following members who annually support a designated project of the Jacksonville Symphony. The Guild looks forward to expanding this circle and invites you to join with a $125 donation. Please call The Guild at 904.358.1479 for more information. Dolores Alderman Robin Berenberg Sandra Borntraeger Marilyn Carpenter Wendy and Rocco Catucci Mary Coleman Awilda and James Duffy Mary E. (Betsy) Dunlap Bonnie and Bob Ennis F.L.A.G.G. (Fleet Landing Active Guild Supporters) Josephine Flaherty Anita Geiger B.A. and Delores Grubbs Shirley Hanson Samuel and Joanna Hart Joan S. Haskell Fran and Alan Herzog Sandra Hibbard Ellen Hudson Sue Jarecki Dorothy Karkanen Naomi Karkanen Denise Kowkabany Helen M. Lane Rose and Phil Littlefield Pat and Mike Manko Eleanor Maxwell Jeanne W. Moomaw Mati Mulvihill Joan W. Newton Janet A. Nicosia Georgianne Pionessa Judy and John Pujol Martha Read Gert and Rebecca Schumann Lorraine Scruby Joseph and Billie Sherin John and Carolyn Solomon Mary Love Strum Erlane Tait Mrs. C. Herman Terry Ellen Thorne Ouida Walker Sherrie Webb Suzanna Wolff Martie Yohe Mary Ellen Young


The Jacksonville Symphony gratefully acknowledges some of our most important music makers. The Julius N. Frankel Foundation

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Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts

The DuBow Family Foundation The Valdemar Joost Kroier Endowment Fund

Acosta Sales & Marketing • ADP • Yvonne Charvot Barnett Young Artist Fund • Bob & Lynn Alligood Biscottis • Brooks Rehabilitation • Buffet Group Wind Instruments • Cummer Family Foundation Jess & Brewster J. Durkee Foundation • Fazzini’s Coffee and Tea • FIS • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Hartley Press • Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation • The Kessler Fund Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust • Fanny Landwirth Foundation • Donald C. McGraw Foundation Parsley’s Piano • Publix Super Markets Charities • Raymond James & Associates, Inc. • Rayonier David and Linda Stein • Stratton & Company Retirement Financial Strategies • Carl S. Swisher Foundation Edna Sproull Williams Foundation • Dana’s Limousine and Transportation Services Agility Press • Brown Enterprises • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts • Enterprise Holdings Foundation • Harbinger Sign JAX Chamber • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation • LPS • The Main Street America Group • Malnove Packaging Solutions • Performance Security, Inc. Regions Bank • Riverside Liquors & Village Wine Shop • Rotary Club of Fleming Island • Herb and Ann Rowe Charitable Foundation Schacter Family Foundation • Scott-McRae Group, Inc. • Spencer Holdings • The Stupski Foundation • St. Vincent’s HealthCare The Stellar Foundation • SunTrust Bank, North Florida • US Assure • Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Wilson’s Limited, Inc. • Wells Fargo Foundation A-B Distributors, Inc. • American Electrical • AmeriCare Home Health • Comcast • Deutsche Bank

Clear Channel Outdoor • FOLIO Weekly • WEJZ Lite 96.1 • WJCT Public Broadcasting • WOKV AM 690

Special thanks to the following community partners: Encore! 57


MAKE MUSIC WITH YOUR ORCHESTRA! Give a gift that will enhance the lives of First Coast residents with... Artistic Vibrancy

Cultural Leadership

Inspiring Mentorship

Betty Lu Grune and Annie Morris, the George V. Grune Endowed Violin chair, bond over breakfast!

Conductor’s Club members gain first hand access to the Orchestra’s artistry at Sit-on-Stage rehearsals.

JSYM musicians and guest artists are an inspiration to musicians and audiences of today and tomorrow.

Join a Giving Club and Enhance your Symphony Experience! CONDUCTOR’S CLUB

HARMONY CLUB

Platinum ...........................................................$10,000+

Concerto – $750-$1,249

• NEW! Invitation to Lunch with Musicians and the President • Opportunity to dedicate a concert in honor or memory of someone special

Gold ..................................................$5,000-$9,999 • NEW! JSYM Coffee Table Book

One Guest Pass (admits 2) to attend an intermission reception in the Florence K. Davis Gallery One complimentary parking pass from the One Enterprise Center Garage

Sonata – $550-$749 NEW! Early access to Starry Nights priority tickets

Silver ................................................$3,500-$4,999 • NEW! Invitation to pre-concert reception and special reserved box seating at the Donor Appreciation Concert • Priority seating and sales for subscriptions, single ticket and special event concerts • Complimentary Valet Parking

Don’t forget the

MAJOR/MINOR ONCERT On Friday, May 9 at 8 pm Featuring winners of the 2014 YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION.

Overture – $300-$549 Invitation for two to the Major/Minor Concert

Intermezzo – $150-$299 Invitation for two to all Open Rehearsals

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES!

Bronze ............................................$2,250-$3,499 • VIP Ticketing Concierge Service • NEW! Access to the Conductor’s Club concierge hotline • NEW! Two Companion Passes for two of your guests to attend intermission receptions in the Davis Gallery • Invitation for two to the Sit-on-Stage Luncheon • NEW! Voting Membership of the Jacksonville Symphony Association with an invitation to the Annual Meeting • NEW! Subscription to Encore! magazine

Prelude ...........................................$1,250-$2,249 • Season-long access to the Florence K. Davis Gallery at Masterworks and Pops concerts • Season-long recognition in Encore! magazine • NEW! Invitation to post-concert receptions with Guest Conductors • Free ticket printing and exchanges

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Minuet – $75-$149 Invitation for two to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert NEW! Recognition in online Donor Honor Roll

DONOR APPRECIATION CONCERT Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7 pm Come re-live your favorite moments of the season with a concert to celebrate you, our generous supporters!

Please support the Jacksonville Symphony today! Online at JaxSymphony.org or call our membership offices at 904.354.1473. 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202


The Jacksonville Symphony Association gratefully acknowledges these members for including the symphony in their estate planning. Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison

Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena

Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

J A C K S O N V I L L E S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E ST R A

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra thanks its donors for making the 2013-2014 season possible! A nn ou nc in g o ur

Donor Appreciation Concert Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7 pm Mi cha el Bu tt erma n, cond uct or

Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Come hear the music of your life and join in a celebration of your generosity with your Jacksonville Symphony musicians! Look for an invitation in the mail to reserve your tickets. Encore! 59


The Jacksonville Symphony Association gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following individuals, businesses and foundations: Gifts to the 2013-2014 campaign between July 1, 2012 and March 18, 2014 o Designates a gift in-kind

Century Club – $100,000+ Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks

Baton Society – $50,000-$99,999 Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard

Fabio Mechetti Society – $25,000-$49,999 Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

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Conductor’s Club Platinum – $10,000-$24,999 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

Conductor’s Club Gold – $5,000-$9,999 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison

Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville

Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Encore! 61


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Conductor’s Club Silver – $3,500-$4,999 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

Conductor’s Club Bronze – $2,250 - $3,499 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles

Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica

Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

Conductor’s Club Prelude – $1,250-$2,249 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey Markita Despres Encore! 63


Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon

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Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur

Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica


Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

Harmony Club Concerto â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $750-$1,249 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey

Symphony Dinner Cruises Onboard the Foxy Lady Luxury Yacht

Pre-concert dinner cruises for Florida Blue Thursday Masterworks and CertusBank Sunday Matinee series concerts. Reservations must be made in advance. Call Bill Cosnotti at 904.356.0426.

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Harmony Club Sonata â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $550-$749 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart

Harmony Club Overture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $300-$549 Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain 66 Encore!

Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Giuseppina Haggard Casandra Werts Otelia Warford Verlie Deshields

Jefferson Faith Donnell Buschman Noah Labuda Carolina Chilcott Hermelinda Moseley Janett Whiddon Natosha Niven Augustine Sorrentino Gema Forness Page Siegmund Roseanna Eklund Alease Manhart Pamila Summerall Earlene Drayton Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey Markita Despres Kelsey Osier Lucien Fey Libby Jose Kim Dierks Ferdinand Abreu Cliff Seidel Porfirio Majka Lorie Hosler Cordelia Alls Annemarie Willetts Missy Telford Vernetta Shur Clarissa Shaikh Noel West Flor Mcelvain Hye Nettles Annita Moneypenny Tamela Kincannon Waldo Rison Tuyet Mena Sharolyn Borkowski Kandi Rahn Christen Mcconville Nicole Bilal Nobuko Mujica Beverley Colombo Irma Madison Mohamed Zahl Belva Brough Merrill Akbar Carmon Hersey * Deceased


AN EXCLUSIVE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY EXPERIENCE

Cruise the Caribbean

7 NIGHTS ABOARD THE CELEBRITY REFLECTION t NOV 8 – 15, 2014 AAA Travel invites you to join fellow patrons of the Jacksonville Symphony for a musically enriched Caribbean cruise. Symphony musicians Les Roettges and Kayo Ishimaru will co-host this voyage, performing at-sea concerts exclusively for our cruise guests. Kayo Ishimaru Les Roettges Principal Harpist Principal Flutist

Double occupancy rates from

$849 per person

For details or reservations, contact your local AAA Travel Consultant: Ponte Vedra 904-280-8181

Orange Park 904-272-2010

Jacksonville 904-565-7722

St. Augustine 904-825-0298

Fares based on double occ. Government taxes and fees additional $122.93 per person. Other restrictions apply. Ships’ Registry: Malta & Ecuador. BRA679-0004

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