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VOLUME XXVI • LATE SPRING 2018

PERFORMANCE THE MAGAZINE OF THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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PERFORMANCE The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a leader in the world of classical music, embraces and inspires individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

CONTENTS

14 The Maestro’s Memories

12 Meet the Musician

Will Haapaniemi and Hae Jeong Heidi Han

16 Your Stories, Shared

18 New Music, New Voices 20 Community and Learning 21 PROGRAM NOTES Roshanne Etezady and Jared Miller 10 years of Leonard Slatkin

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Welcome......................................................4 Orchestra Roster.........................................5 Behind the Baton.........................................6 Board Leadership........................................8 Governing Members....................................9 Gabrilowitsch Society.............................. 40 Donor Roster............................................. 40 Maximize Your Experience....................... 48 DSO Administrative Staff......................... 50 Upcoming Concerts.................................. 52 On the cover: Music Director Leonard Slatkin in Orchestra Hall. Photo by Chris Lee. Read Performance anytime, anywhere at dso.org/performance

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WELCOME Dear Friends, What an extraordinary decade it has been since Leonard Slatkin became our orchestra’s music director. Together we have changed the way an orchestra relates to its community, while also engaging the world. We have embraced the future of American music and sought to become an even more inclusive Mark Davidoff, Anne Parsons, and Leonard Slatkin organization. at last summer’s Asia Tour Send-Off Concert. Throughout this year, we have been celebrating the 10th anniversary and musical legacy of Maestro Slatkin as he transitions to his new role as Music Director Laureate next season. Thank you for sharing your memories of Leonard as well, some of which are printed later in this program and all of which can be seen at dso.org/slatkin10. From Leonard’s first season when we laid the foundation for the growth to come, we have dared to dream together that the DSO could become the most accessible orchestra on the planet. We have embraced the entire region, building audiences across Southeast Michigan, in places of worship, hospitals, senior centers, and schools, in the heart of our city, and in surrounding communities through our William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. We have also sought to engage the world via the Live from Orchestra Hall and Classroom Edition webcasts as well as through the on-demand streaming platform DSO Replay. We made our triumphant return to Carnegie Hall in 2013 and our first international tour in 16 years when we played in Japan and China last summer. Together, we have brought Detroit’s renaissance to a global audience, building allies, investment, and partnership. Under Leonard’s leadership, we have also welcomed the next generation of DSO musicians with the addition of 35 new members, joining our veteran musicians, all committed to performing at the highest level. The enduring legacy that Leonard and the musicians share is a dedication to the DSO as a cultural cornerstone in the city, a connector of neighborhoods, and an ambassador of Detroit. This dedication led the musicians and Leonard, together with his wife Cindy, to each establish new endowment funds supporting the future of music at the DSO. The Cindy and Leonard Slatkin Emerging Artists Fund and the DSO Musicians Artistic Excellence Fund will continue to serve our community through music in the years ahead. We are so grateful for their collective leadership and generosity. We invite you to join them and the entire oneDSO family in securing the future of our institution for generations to come. Your continued patronage is the catalyst that continues to make the DSO relevant to every citizen of greater Detroit.

Anne Parsons President and CEO 4

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Mark Davidoff Board Chairman SPRING 2018


LEONARD SLATKIN, Music Director Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation

JEFF TYZIK

Principal Pops Conductor

FIRST VIOLIN Yoonshin Song Concertmaster Katherine Tuck Chair Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy Associate Concertmaster Alan and Marianne Schwartz and Jean Shapero (Shapero Foundation) Chair Hai-Xin Wu Assistant Concertmaster Walker L. Cisler/Detroit Edison Foundation Chair Jennifer Wey Assistant Concertmaster Marguerite Deslippe* Laurie Landers Goldman* Rachel Harding Klaus* Eun Park Lee* Adrienne Rönmark* Laura Soto* Greg Staples* Jiamin Wang* Mingzhao Zhou* SECOND VIOLIN Sujin Lim Acting Principal The Devereaux Family Chair Adam Stepniewski Assistant Principal Ron Fischer* Will Haapaniemi* David and Valerie McCammon Chair Hae Jeong Heidi Han* David and Valerie McCammon Chair Sheryl Hwangbo* Hong-Yi Mo* Alexandros Sakarellos* Joseph Striplin* Marian Tanau* Jing Zhang* VIOLA Eric Nowlin Principal Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair James VanValkenburg Assistant Principal Caroline Coade Hang Su Glenn Mellow Shanda Lowery-Sachs Hart Hollman Han Zheng

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TERENCE BLANCHARD Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair

CELLO Wei Yu Principal James C. Gordon Chair Robert Bergman* Jeremy Crosmer* David LeDoux* Peter McCaffrey* Joanne Danto and Arnold Weingarden Chair Haden McKay* Úna O’Riordan* Paul Wingert* Victor and Gale Girolami Chair Open Assistant Principal Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair BASS Kevin Brown Principal Van Dusen Family Chair Stephen Molina Assistant Principal Linton Bodwin Stephen Edwards Christopher Hamlen HARP Patricia Masri-Fletcher Principal Winifred E. Polk Chair FLUTE Sharon Sparrow Acting Principal Bernard and Eleanor Robertson Chair Amanda Blaikie Morton and Brigitte Harris Chair Jeffery Zook Open Principal Women’s Association for the DSO Chair PICCOLO Jeffery Zook OBOE Alexander Kinmonth Principal Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Chair Sarah Lewis Maggie Miller Chair Brian Ventura Assistant Principal Monica Fosnaugh

NEEME JÄRVI Music Director Emeritus

MICHELLE MERRILL Associate Conductor, Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador

ENGLISH HORN Monica Fosnaugh Shari and Craig Morgan Chair CLARINET Andrea Levine † Acting Principal Jack Walters PVS Chemicals Inc./Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair Laurence Liberson Assistant Principal Shannon Orme Ralph Skiano~ Principal Robert B. Semple Chair E-FLAT CLARINET Laurence Liberson BASS CLARINET Shannon Orme Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak Chair BASSOON Robert Williams Principal Victoria King Michael Ke Ma Assistant Principal Marcus Schoon Alexander Davis African-American Orchestra Fellow CONTRABASSOON Marcus Schoon HORN Karl Pituch Principal Johanna Yarbrough Scott Strong Bryan Kennedy David Everson Assistant Principal Mark Abbott^ TRUMPET Hunter Eberly Principal Lee and Floy Barthel Chair Kevin Good Stephen Anderson Assistant Principal William Lucas

TROMBONE Kenneth Thompkins Principal David Binder Randall Hawes BASS TROMBONE Randall Hawes TUBA Dennis Nulty Principal PERCUSSION Joseph Becker Principal Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal Assistant Principal William Cody Knicely Chair James Ritchie TIMPANI Jeremy Epp Principal Richard and Mona Alonzo Chair James Ritchie Assistant Principal LIBRARIANS Robert Stiles Principal Ethan Allen PERSONNEL MANAGERS Heather Hart Rochon Director of Orchestra Personnel Patrick Peterson Manager of Orchestra Personnel STAGE PERSONNEL Dennis Rottell Stage Manager Steven Kemp Department Head Matthew Pons Department Head Michael Sarkissian Department Head LEGEND

* These members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis † substitute musician     ~ extended leave ^ on sabbatical

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BEHIND THE BATON

Leonard Slatkin

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n 2017-18, internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin celebrates his tenth and final season as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) before transitioning to the new role of Music Director Laureate, and his first season in the new role of Directeur Musical Honoraire with the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also welcomes the publication of his second book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, and serves as jury chairman of the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors. His guest-conducting schedule includes engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recent career highlights include a three-week tour of Asia with the DSO; tours of the U.S. and Europe with the ONL; a winter Mozart Festival in Detroit; and engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Verdi Orchestra in Milan, and San Carlo Theatre Orchestra in Naples. Moreover, he served as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 6

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Slatkin has received six Grammy awards and 33 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads). A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his debut book, Conducting Business. Slatkin has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, DC; London (with the BBCSO); and Lyon, France. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. For more information, visit leonardslatkin.com.

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Jeff Tyzik

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rammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic — a post he has held for 23 seasons. Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over

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three months. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called it “one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.” Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, visit jefftyzik.com.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc. LIFETIME MEMBERS

DIRECTORS EMERITI

OFFICERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is responsible for maintaining a culture of high engagement, accountability and strategic thinking. As fiduciaries, Directors oversee all DSO financial activities and assure that resources are aligned with the DSO mission.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Richard Huttenlocher Chair

The Board of Trustees is tasked with shepherding the long-term strategy of the DSO to fully implement the organization’s entrepreneurial capabilities while developing and presenting new strategies and objectives.

† Deceased

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CHAIRMEN EMERITI

Samuel Frankel † David Handleman, Sr.† Dr. Arthur L. Johnson † Clyde Wu, M.D.†

Alfred R. Glancy III Robert S. Miller Peter D. Cummings James B. Nicholson Stanley Frankel Phillip Wm. Fisher

Robert A. Allesee Floy Barthel Mrs. Mandell L. Berman† John A. Boll, Sr. Richard A. Brodie Lois and Avern Cohn Marianne Endicott Sidney Forbes Mrs. Harold Frank Barbara Frankel Herman Frankel

Paul Ganson Mort and Brigitte† Harris Gloria Heppner, Ph.D. Ronald M. Horwitz Hon. Damon J. Keith Richard P. Kughn Harold Kulish Dr. Melvin A. Lester David R. Nelson Robert E.L. Perkins, D.D.S.† Marilyn Pincus

Lloyd E. Reuss Jack A. Robinson† Marjorie S. Saulson Alan E. Schwartz Jean Shapero† Jane Sherman David Usher Barbara Van Dusen Arthur A. Weiss, Esq.

Mark A. Davidoff Chairman

Faye Alexander Nelson, Treasurer

Ralph J. Gerson, Officer at Large

Glenda D. Price, Ph.D., Vice Chair

Arthur T. O’Reilly, Secretary

Janice Uhlig, Officer at Large

Anne Parsons, President & CEO

Chacona W. Baugh, Officer at Large

Pamela Applebaum Janice Bernick, Governing Members Chair Robert H. Bluestein Jeremy Epp, Orchestra Representative Samuel Fogleman Herman B. Gray, M.D.

Nicholas Hood, III Michael J. Keegan Bonnie Larson Matthew B. Lester Arthur C. Liebler Xavier Mosquet Stephen Polk Bernard I. Robertson

Hon. Gerald E. Rosen Nancy M. Schlichting Sharon Sparrow, Orchestra Representative Arn Tellem Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder M. Roy Wilson David M. Wu, M.D.

Ismael Ahmed Rosette Ajluni Richard Alonzo Janet M. Ankers Suzanne Bluestein Penny B. Blumenstein Elizabeth Boone Gwen Bowlby Joanne Danto Stephen R. D’Arcy Maureen T. D’Avanzo Karen Davidson Richard L. DeVore Afa Sadykhly Dworkin Annmarie Erickson James C. Farber Jennifer Fischer Aaron Frankel Alan M. Gallatin Robert Gillette Jody Glancy Malik Goodwin Antoinette G. Green Leslie Green

Laura Hernandez-Romine Michele Hodges Julie Hollinshead Renato Jamett Renee Janovsky Joseph Jonna John Jullens David Karp Joel D. Kellman Jennette Smith Kotila James P. Lentini, D.M.A. Linda Dresner Levy Joshua Linkner Florine Mark Tonya Matthews, Ph.D. David N. McCammon Lois A. Miller Daniel Millward Scott Monty Shari Morgan Frederick J. Morsches Joseph Mullany Sean M. Neall Eric Nemeth

Tom O’Brien Maury Okun Shannon Orme, Orchestra Representative Vivian Pickard William F. Pickard, Ph.D. Gerrit Reepmeyer James Ritchie, Orchestra Representative Richard Robinson Chad Rochkind James Rose, Jr. Lois L. Shaevsky Thomas Shafer Margaret Shulman Cathryn M. Skedel, Ph.D. Shirley R. Stancato Stephen Strome Mark Tapper Laura J. Trudeau Gwen Weiner Jennifer Whitteaker R. Jamison Williams Margaret E. Winters Ellen Hill Zeringue

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GOVERNING MEMBERS Governing Members comprise a philanthropic leadership group designed to provide unique, substantive, hands-on opportunities for leadership and access to a diverse group of valued stakeholders. Governing Members are ambassadors for the DSO and advocates for arts and culture in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan. This list reflects gifts received from December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. For more information about the Governing Members program, please call 313.576.5114. Janice Bernick Chairwoman

James C. Farber Immediate Past Chair

Jiehan Alonzo Vice Chair, Signature Events

Suzanne Dalton Vice Chair, Annual Giving

Bonnie Larson Member-at-Large

Janet and Norm Ankers Co-Vice Chairs, Gabrilowitsch Society

Samantha Svoboda Vice Chair, Communications

David Everson* Musician Representative

Cathleen Clancy Vice Chair, Engagement

David Assemany Member-at-Large

Kenneth Thompkins* Musician Representative

Diana Golden Vice Chair, Membership

David Karp Member-at-Large

Howard Abrams & Nina Dodge Abrams Mrs. Denise Abrash Ms. Dorothy Adair Mr. & Mrs. George Agnello Dr. Roger & Mrs. Rosette Ajluni Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Alonzo Richard & Jiehan Alonzo Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mr. & Mrs. James A. Anderson Daniel & Rose Angelucci Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ankers Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Anthony Drs. Kwabena & Jacqueline Appiah Applebaum Family Foundation Pamela Applebaum Dr. & Mrs. Ali-Reza R. Armin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Armstrong Mr. David Assemany & Mr. Jeffery Zook* Pauline Averbach & Charles Peacock Mr. Joseph Aviv & Mrs. Linda Wasserman Aviv Mrs. Jean Azar Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Babbish Ms. Sharon Backstrom Ms. Ruth Baidas Nora Lee & Guy Barron Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Mr. Mark G. Bartnik & Ms. Sandra J. Collins W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Baum Mrs. Mary Beattie Mr. & Mrs. Richard Beaubien Dr. & Mrs. Brian J. Beck Ms. Margaret Beck Mrs. Cecilia Benner

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Mrs. Harriett Berg Mandell & Madeleine Berman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Berner Drs. John & Janice Bernick Mr. & Mrs. Michael Biber Martha & G. Peter Blom Dr. George & Joyce Blum Penny & Harold Blumenstein Nancy & Lawrence Bluth Mr. Timothy Bogan Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bonahoom The Honorable Susan D. Borman & Mr. Stuart Michaelson Rud+ & Mary Ellen Boucher Don & Marilyn Bowerman Gwen & Richard Bowlby Mr. Paul & Mrs. Lisa Brandt Mr. Anthony F. Brinkman Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Claire & Robert N. Brown Mrs. Milena Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brownell Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Buck Michael & Geraldine Buckles Dr. Carol S. Chadwick & Mr. H. Taylor Burleson Dr. & Mrs. Roger C. Byrd Philip & Carol Campbell Mrs. Carolyn Carr Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Carson Mr. & Mrs. François Castaing Ronald & Lynda Charfoos Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Christians Mr. Fred J. Chynchuk Michael & Cathleen Clancy Mr. Don Clapham Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Clark Nina & Richard Cohan Lois & Avern Cohn

*Current DSO Musician or Staff

Jack, Evelyn & Richard Cole Family Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Colombo Mr. James Schwyn & Mrs. Françoise Colpron Thomas W. Cook & Marie L. Masters Ms. Elizabeth Correa Patricia & William Cosgrove, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Louis Cotman Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Cowger Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Julie & Peter Cummings Mrs. Barbara Cunningham Dr. Edward & Mrs. Jamie Dabrowski Suzanne Dalton & Clyde Foles Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden Deborah & Stephen D’Arcy Fund Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dare Jerry P. & Maureen T. D’Avanzo Barbara A. David Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff Lillian & Walter Dean Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Delsener Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer Mr. Giuseppe Derdelakos Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. DeVore Adel & Walter Dissett Diana & Mark Domin Eugene & Elaine C. Driker Paul + & Peggy Dufault Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dunn Mr. Roger Dye & Ms. Jeanne A. Bakale

Edwin & Rosemarie Dyer Mrs. George D. Dzialak Dr. Leo & Mrs. Mira Eisenberg Dr. & Mrs. A. Bradley Eisenbrey Randall & Jill* Elder Mr. Lawrence Ellenbogen Marianne T. Endicott Donald & Marjory Epstein Mr. & Mrs. John M. Erb Mr. Sanford Hansell & Dr. Raina Ernstoff Dave & Sandy Eyl Mr. Peter Falzon Jim & Margo Farber Ellie Farber Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Feldman Mr. & Mrs.+ Anthony C. Fielek Mrs. Kathryn L. Fife Dr. Thomas Filardo & Dr. Nora Zorich Hon. Sharon Tevis Finch Barbara & Alfred J. Fisher III Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher Dr. Marjorie M. Fisher & Mr. Roy Furman Ms. Mary D. Fisher Mr. Michael J. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Fogleman Madeline & Sidney Forbes Emory M. Ford, Jr. + Endowment Mr. & Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Mark & Loree Frank Barbara Frankel & Ronald Michalak Dale & Bruce Frankel Herman & Sharon Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Frankel Ms. Carol A. Friend Kit & Dan Frohardt-Lane Sharyn & Alan Gallatin

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GOVERNING MEMBERS continued Mrs. Janet M. Garrett Stephanie Germack Byron+ & Dorothy Gerson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Gillette Allan D. Gilmour & Eric C. Jirgens Mrs. Gale Girolami Dr. Kenneth & Roslyne Gitlin Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Golden Dr. Robert T. Goldman Goodman Family Charitable Trust Dr. Allen Goodman & Dr. Janet Hankin Paul & Barbara Goodman Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin Ms. Jacqueline Graham Mr. Luke Ponder & Dr. Darla Granger Dr. Herman & Mrs. Shirley Gray Mr.+ & Mrs. James A. Green Dr. & Mrs. Joe L. Greene Dr. & Mrs. Steven Grekin Mr. Jeffrey Groehn Mr. & Mrs. James Grosfeld Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hage Robert & Elizabeth Hamel Mary & Preston Happel Randall L. & Nancy Caine Harbour Tina Harmon Mrs. Betty J. Harrell Mr. & Mrs.+ Morton E. Harris Mr. Lee V. Hart & Mr. Charles L. Dunlap Cheryl A. Harvey Randall* & Kim Minasian Hawes Gerhardt A. Hein & Rebecca P. Hein Ms. Nancy B. Henk Dr. Gloria Heppner Ms. Doreen Hermelin Mr. & Mrs. Ross Herron Mr. Eric J. Hespenheide & Ms. Judith V. Hicks Jeremiah* & Brooke Hess Mr. George Hill & Mrs. Kathleen Talbert-Hill Michael E. Hinsky & Tyrus N. Curtis Mr. Donald & Marcia Hiruo Mr. & Mrs. Norman H. Hofley Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hollinshead Jack & Anne Hommes James Hoogstra & Clark Heath Ronald M. & Carol+ Horwitz Mr. Matthew Howell & Mrs. Julie Wagner Mr. F. Robert Hozian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. 10

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall L. Hutchinson Richard H. & Carola Huttenlocher Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Igleheart Nicki* & Brian Inman Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Jaffe Mr. Renato Jamett Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Janovsky Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Jessup William & Story John Mr. John S. Johns Mr. George G. Johnson Lenard & Connie Johnston Ms. Sydney Johnstone Mr. Paul Joliat Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jonna Mr. John Jullens Grace & Evelyn Kachaturoff Ellen Kahn Faye & Austin Kanter Diane & John Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Peter Karmanos, Jr. Judy & David Karp Mr. & Mrs. Norman D. Katz Dr. Laura Katz & Dr. Jonathan Pasko Mike & Katy Keegan Betsy & Joel Kellman June K. Kendall Michael E. Smerza & Nancy Keppelman Dr. David & Mrs. Elizabeth Kessel Frederic & Stephanie Keywell Mrs. Frances King Mr. & Mrs. William P. Kingsley Samantha Svoboda & Bill Kishler Thomas & Linda Klein Mr. & Mrs. Ludvik F. Koci Ms. Margot Kohler Mr. David Kolodziej Mr. James Kors & Ms. Victoria King* Dr. Harry & Katherine Kotsis Robert C. & Margaret A. Kotz Barbara & Michael Kratchman Richard & Sally Krugel Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kulish Dr. Arnold Kummerow John & Marilyn Kunz Mr. & Mrs. Robert LaBelle Dr. Raymond Landes & Dr. Melissa McBrien-Landes Drs. Lisa & Scott Langenburg Ms. Sandra Lapadot Ms. Anne T. Larin Mrs. Bonnie Larson Dr. Lawrence O. Larson

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The Dolores & Paul Lavins Foundation Marguerite & David Lentz Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph LeRoy, Jr. Dr. Melvin A. Lester Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Lester Barbara & Carl Levin Drs. Donald & Diane Levine Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr. Mr. Daniel Lewis Arlene & John Lewis Bud & Nancy Liebler Mr. & Mrs.+ Joseph Lile Ms. Carol Litka The Locniskar Group Daniel & Linda* Lutz Bob & Terri Lutz Mrs. Sandra MacLeod Cis Maisel Margaret Makulski & James Bannan Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Manke, Jr. Mervyn & Elaine Manning Mr. Anthony Marek Maurice Marshall Dr. & Mrs. Richard Martella David & Valerie McCammon Dr. & Mrs. Peter M. McCann, M.D. Stevens McClure Family Mr. Anthony R. McCree Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo McDonald Mr. John McFadden Alexander & Evelyn McKeen Patricia A.+ & Patrick G. McKeever Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Meier Dr. & Mrs. David Mendelson Olga Sutaruk Meyer Thomas & Judith Mich Ms. Deborah Miesel Bruce & Mary Miller John & Marcia Miller Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Miller Dr. Robert & Dr. Mary Mobley Dr. Susan & Mr. Stephen* Molina Eugene & Sheila Mondry Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Moore Shari & Craig Morgan Ms. A. Anne Moroun Mr. Frederick Morsches & Mr. Kareem George Cyril Moscow Xavier & Maeva Mosquet Drs. Barbara & Stephen Munk Ms. I. Surayyah R. Muwwakkil Joy & Allan Nachman Edward & Judith Narens

Geoffrey S. Nathan & Margaret E. Winters David Robert & Sylvia Jean Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Albert T. Nelson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nemeth Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson Jim & Mary Beth Nicholson Patricia & Henry Nickol Mr. & Mrs. David E. Nims Mariam C. Noland & James A. Kelly Ms. Gabrielle Poshadlo & Mr. Dennis Nulty* Katherine & Bruce Nyberg Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Nycek Mrs. Jo Elyn Nyman Mr. John J. O’Brien Dr. & Mrs. Dongwhan Oh William & Carol O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T. O’Reilly Lila & Randall Pappal Mrs. Margot Parker Anne Parsons* & Donald Dietz Debra & Richard Partrich Ms. Lisa A. Payne Mrs. Sophie Pearlstein Mr. Charles Peters Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Peterson Noel & Patricia Peterson Kris & Ruth Pfaehler Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Pfahlert Benjamin B. Phillips Mr. Dave Phipps Dr. William F. Pickard Dr. Klaudia PlawnyLebenbom The Polk Family William H. & Wendy W. Powers Dr. Glenda D. Price Reimer & Rebecca Priester Mr. & Mrs. David Provost Charlene & Michael Prysak Jill M.* & Michael J. Rafferty Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rappleye Drs. Stuart & Hilary Ratner Ms. Ruth Rattner Drs. Yaddanapudi Ravindranath & Kanta Bhambhani Mr. & Mrs. Dave Redfield Mr. & Mrs. Gerrit Reepmeyer Dr. Claude & Mrs. Sandra Reitelman Denise Reske Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Barbara Gage Rex Dr. & Mrs. John Roberts Bernard & Eleanor Robertson Ms. Linda Rodney SPRING 2018


Seth & Laura Romine Dr. Erik Rönmark* & Mrs. Adrienne Rönmark* Michael & Susan Rontal Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Rosowski Mr.+ & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mr. R. Desmond Rowan Jane & Curt Russell Dr. & Mrs.+ Alexander G. Ruthven II Martie & Bob Sachs Dr. Mark & Peggy Saffer Linda & Leonard Sahn Mr. David Salisbury & Mrs. Terese Ireland Salisbury Dr. & Mrs. Hershel Sandberg Marjorie & Saul Saulson Ms. Martha A. Scharchburg & Mr. Bruce Beyer Dr. Sandy Koltonow & Dr. Mary Schlaff Nancy Schlicting & Pam Theisen Catherine & Dennis B. Schultz Mr. & Mrs.+ Alan E. Schwartz Sandy & Alan Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley G. Sears Mr. Merton J. Segal Elaine & Michael Serling Lois & Mark Shaevsky Nancy & Sam Shamie

Shapero Foundation Mrs. Patricia Finnegan Sharf Mr. & Mrs. Larry Sherman Mr. & Mrs. James H. Sherman Mrs. Sharon Shumaker Dr. Les & Ellen Lesser Siegel Coco & Robert Siewert Mr. Norman Silk & Mr. Dale Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Simon William & Cherie Sirois Dr. Cathryn & Mr. Daniel Skedel Cindy & Leonard* Slatkin William H. Smith John J. Solecki Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes Dr. Gregory Stephens Barb & Clint Stimpson Nancy C. Stocking Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Stollman Mrs. Kathleen Straus & Mr. Walter Shapero Anne Stricker Mr. & Mrs. John Stroh III David Szymborski & Marilyn Sicklesteel Dorothy I. Tarpinian Shelley & Joel Tauber Mr. & Mrs. Arn Tellem Dr. & Mrs. Howard Terebelo

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Thompson Mr. Norman Thorpe Mr. & Mrs. James W. Throop Carol & Larry Tibbitts Mr. & Mrs. John P. Tierney Dr. Barry Tigay Paul & Emily Tobias Alice & Paul Tomboulian Dr. Doris Tong & Dr. Teck M. Soo Mr. Gary Torgow Barbara & Stuart Trager Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Trudeau Mark & Janice Uhlig Amanda Van Dusen & Curtis Blessing Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen Charles & Sally Van Dusen Mr. James G. Vella Mrs. Eva Von Voss Mr. William Waak Dr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Wadle Captain Joseph F. Walsh, USN (Ret.) Mr. Michael A. Walch & Ms. Joyce Keller Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton Mr. Gary L. Wasserman & Mr. Charlie Kashner Mr. Patrick Webster S. Evan & Gwen Weiner

Mr. Herman Weinreich Lawrence & Idell Weisberg Ambassador & Mrs. Ronald N. Weiser Janis & William Wetsman/ The Wetsman Foundation Barbara & David Whittaker Ms. Anne Wilczak Mr. & Mrs. R. Jamison Williams Beverly & Barry Williams Dr. M. Roy & Mrs. Jacqueline Wilson Ms. Mary Wilson Rissa & Sheldon Winkelman Dr. & Mrs. Ned Winkelman Mr. Mark Wojtas Mr. Jonathan Wolman & Mrs. Deborah Lamm Cathy Cromer Wood The Clyde & Helen Wu Family Drs. David & Bernadine Wu Ms. June Wu Ms. Andrea L. Wulf Mrs. Judith G. Yaker Margaret S. York Erwin & Isabelle Ziegelman Foundation Paul & Terese Zlotoff Milton & Lois+ Zussman Eight who wish to remain anonymous

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MEE T THE MUSICIAN

WILL HAAPANIEMI AND HAE JEONG HEIDI HAN Violin David and Valerie McCammon Chairs

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here’s nothing quite like the bond musicians form with other members of their section—except marriage, perhaps. Will Haapaniemi and Hae Jeong Heidi Han are lucky enough to have both. Married since 2012 and DSO violinists since 2014, their matrimony is a particularly musical one. “We love working here,” says Heidi. “We respect each other.” Looking at Will, she adds: “I love working with him—we’re together 24/7!” They both laugh, and Will chimes in. “Well, we do some things separately. I think we’re slowly figuring out what we like to do musically, and sometimes that means doing it separately. But we’re very comfortable doing things together if we’re just trying it out.” Will and Heidi met at the New World Symphony, and Will proposed before leaving town to accept a job with the Kansas City Symphony. Not long after that, four positions became available at the DSO, and Heidi made sure that both she and Will came up to do the same audition. “I was willing to dream that it could be possible to win two positions at once, but I wasn’t willing to fully hope that it would happen,” Will says. But it did—after advancing to the final round of a blind audition (in which the judging panel had no idea they were a married couple), both Will and Heidi were offered jobs in the DSO violin section. “I don’t know of any other married couple that won the same audition at the same orchestra,” Will says, grinning. And there’s another first: in 2016, DSO

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Governing Members David and Valerie McCammon came forward with an interesting idea. They wanted to support the DSO with an endowed chair, or rather, two endowed chairs—Will’s and Heidi’s, right next to each other. Outside of Orchestra Hall, Will and Heidi are regular performers at DSO chamber recitals and other concerts throughout the community. “I especially enjoy performing at the Detroit Children’s Hospital during the holidays,” says Heidi. “We play Christmas music, and the little kids come and stop and listen to us, they dance…it’s great to give them a little bit of joy.” Heidi also dedicates her time offstage to the Civic Youth Ensembles as the coach of a chamber group. Her smile grows wider as she explains why she does it: “I just love interacting with younger students. I can see them improving a lot over the time I have with them, and that makes me so happy. That’s important to me: to see young people become musicians, and to be able to share my knowledge with them.” While reflecting on a recent chamber recital, Will expresses his happiness with how artistically cohesive the evening was. Perhaps unconsciously, he glanced at Heidi while summarizing: “Sometimes things just come together really well.” SPRING 2018


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n this final installment for Performance, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts about what my wife, Cindy, and I will be up to over the next few years, as well as what I hope for the DSO. And to answer what has become a recurring question: No, I am not retiring. What I am doing is eliminating administrative responsibility from my activities. I have spent more than 40 years heading up orchestras on two continents. It has been a joy to realize that for the most part, I seem to have made a difference in the way those organizations look toward the future. Not every initiative or idea fell into place, but overall, I am very proud of what was accomplished, especially here in Detroit. On paper, the idea is that I will conduct about 28 to 30 weeks each season, taking the rest of the time for more writing, relaxing, and traveling. Cindy and I are relocating to St. Louis, where I spent 27 years with that city’s orchestra. We certainly considered staying put, but with four generations of Slatkins having been part of the Archway, Cindy and I having met there, and the number of friends that are still there, it seemed like the logical move.

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But we have loved our time here in Detroit and look forward to returning for four or five weeks a year in my new position as Music Director Laureate, including three weeks next February for a festival devoted to the music of our country. I have a similar title with my former orchestra in Lyon and will also conduct a number of weeks there each season. I have more books to write, compositions to put to paper, and places to see in the world. In a year and a half, I will celebrate—if that is the right word— my 75th birthday. When 2020 passes, I will reassess how the new regimen is going and make any changes needed. By that time, my son Daniel will be married, and there might be more incentive to visit him out on the West Coast, where he is busy with his career as a film and television composer. But what happens here after my final concerts? Hopefully the DSO will find the absolute perfect match for the orchestra, board, and public. Perhaps the next music director will be a known quantity, or perhaps a rising star, with fresh ideas and an intriguing artistic vision. Maybe some of our initiatives will continue, but there is no question that my successor will put his or her unique stamp on the institution. I know that whoever leads the orchestra will inherit SPRING 2018


a great ensemble and an enthusiastic public. The table has been set. Among my wishes for the future is for the orchestra to adopt a dress code that is a little more 21st century, leaving the white ties and tails behind. It also seems to me that intermissions could be five minutes longer. I would like to see the neighborhood series expand and include a larger educational component. And, of course, I would like the DSO to realize its long-term campaign goals to secure the financial stability of this great orchestra for generations to come. Cindy and I will miss all of our friends but are so pleased that we will be returning to Detroit often. It has been an honor and privilege to spend these last ten years bringing great music to each of you. Please continue to support the DSO and become involved in any way that you can. In the meantime, let’s all enjoy the remaining weeks of this season. I know that I will treasure them.

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LEADING TONES: REFLECTIONS ON MUSIC, MUSICIANS, AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY By Leonard Slatkin  Available now at Shop @ The Max! Leading Tones casts an inquisitive eye upon many facets of the contemporary music industry. Although this anecdotal, episodically structured book occasionally touches on Slatkin’s life as a musician and conductor, its principal preoccupation is with the business as a whole. From the rigors and peculiarities of the audition process to the often-strained state of labor relations, Slatkin presents his perceptions of a world at once tumultuous and static. A chapter considering the professional media’s criticism from a performer’s point of view and another exploring the relationship between artistic vision and fiscal responsibility round out Slatkin’s timely analysis of our modern musical reality.

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YOUR STORIES, SHARED All season long, we’ve asked you to share stories, memories, and messages of thanks about Music Director Leonard Slatkin. We’re thrilled to print some of our favorites in this issue of Performance, and many more can be read online at dso.org/Slatkin10.

You (and the Symphony) have always made me proud to say I was from Detroit...before it was chic to say it. Your love of music and Detroit was always obvious.   –Cole We have enjoyed coming to concerts the past 10 years because Mr. Slatkin is such an encourager. He encourages young musicians, new composers, and the audience alike– from introducing new musical techniques and tones and performing new works to sharing his thoughts and ideas with the audience both pre-concert and during the concert. As a result, we have been delighted to hear and see the rich results of new sounds and many new faces in both the orchestra and the audience!    –Duane and Kathy Vosburg

So many wonderful memories of the past ten years. One moment stands at the top. Maestro Slatkin’s world premiere of his own composition Kinah – the memorial to his parents. Playing a haunting passage off-stage on their mother’s cello was Slatkin’s brother. Maestro, we had the pleasure of discussing the work with you at a book signing last year. You are as warm and personable in person as on-stage. Thank you for being a part of our community and our lives.    –Aughe Thank you, Mr. Slatkin, for coming to Detroit and maintaining and improving the already high quality of the DSO. I especially like your introductory remarks at the beginning of most performances. I hope to see you often in your role as Music Director Laureate.    –Tim Koos

I grew up outside St. Louis and often heard the St. Louis Symphony with Maestro Slatkin when I was a student in the 1980s and 90s. I moved to Detroit and Leonard followed not too long after. He is what comes to mind when I think of a world-class conductor.    –David McCown

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Dear Leonard: We have followed you everywhere from Florida to Lyon (where Sir James Galway joined us for dinner to celebrate your birthday) and to Carnegie Hall in New York. We are so proud of you and our Detroit Symphony Orchestra. We love being with you and Cindy and enjoy watching you conduct… and we enjoy the little comments you add to your concerts. We love your books also. In our book, you’re the best!   –Barbara Frankel and Ron Michalak

I will never forget watching the Maestro conduct Bolero in 2012. To see a man of his distinguished years give a little hop to communicate his passion for the orchestra–that love, so evident–is a special joy to experience. I hope the Maestro enjoys a relaxing, happy, and fruitful life as Laureate.    –Mitchell

My mother and father are season ticket holders at the DSO. They recently treated our family of 4 (as they often do) to a special day at Orchestra Hall celebrating the French Festival, complete with a promise of can-can dancers for my young daughters to enjoy. What we didn’t realize at the time was that Mr. Slatkin would put on such an entertaining performance to accompany the playing of Carnival of the Animals, complete with stuffed animals and neat props! To my daughter’s surprise and delight, Mr. Slatkin tossed a stuffed swan her way at the conclusion of the piece. She holds this swan near and dear, both as a memento of a beautiful day with her family and as a souvenir of Mr. Slatkin’s wonderful talent and dedication to the DSO. We will miss him as he transitions to his new role. Thank you for so many memories!    –Kelly Vollmer

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NEW MUSIC, NEW VOICES Throughout the 2017-18 Season, the DSO is proud to present several world premieres by living composers, conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. These new voices, representing the next generation of composers, are former students of some of Maestro Slatkin’s musical colleagues and collaborators.

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e all have hunches, and sometimes it takes the input of someone else to confirm them. That’s what happened to Roshanne Etezady towards the end of her high school years: “When I was a teenager, I thought I was going to be a flute player, but as it turns out, I’m a terrible practicer. But I was writing little studies, little exercises…and then I ended up applying to a summer program. I sent a flute audition, and just for fun, I sent some of my compositions. I got accepted as a composer, not as a flute player—and that was kind of the beginning of the end of any more practicing for me!” An in-demand composer and active educator, Etezady currently serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where she previously studied with William Bolcom. Her new work for the DSO, Diamond Rain, credits an extramusical — and even extra-terrestrial — influence. Scientists recently discovered that atmospheric conditions on Saturn and Neptune occasionally coalesce to create a phenomenon in which diamonds (big ones, too) fall from the sky, and Etezady liked the sound of that. “An image of floating and falling was something that kept coming up in my mind,” she says. “I want the piece to start from this ethereal, ungrounded place…there are these

figures that start high and rapidly descend, and in my mind they’re like little bursts of rainfall.” Etezady often finds herself inspired by bits and phenomena of her everyday life, especially words and phrases. There may be a connection there to her time studying with Bolcom, where she remembers that some of the most important teaching moments happened away from the piano: “He might leaf through my score and say ‘okay, your F-sharp in measure 37, you should give that some thought… should we go have lunch?’” Pausing to laugh, she adds: “And then we’d go get lunch, or coffee, and just to hear him talk, listen to his thoughts…that was incredibly important.” When asked about her thoughts on the upcoming premiere, Etezady quickly shares her excitement. “It’s a really big deal!” she exclaims. “Any kind of orchestra performance is a rare and special thing for a composer. And it’s a lot of responsibility. There’s an entire orchestra on stage…they’ve devoted time and energy into this thing that you did.” That can be scary, she says, but adds that the fear is a sign that it’s something worth doing. “It’s wonderful when a piece takes on its own life. It’s an incredible thrill. And I’m beside myself to be a part of this initiative.”

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ared Miller uses the phrase “I was fortunate to…” a lot. One of his first fortunes is the big break he got during his senior year of undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, when he won a competition by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to compose a short piece for the 2010 Winter Olympics. And he hasn’t slowed down since—a few years later he was fortunate to study with John Corigliano at Juilliard, then he earned a Composer-in-Residence position with the Victoria Symphony in Canada, and now his piece Luster will receive its world premiere by the DSO and Music Director Leonard Slatkin. But this fortune isn’t luck. Miller is tireless and wickedly talented. His work is playful, rich, and immediately interesting; these are pieces that you want to return to again and again. Luster is borne from Miller’s most recent artistic obsession: capturing electronic music effects using acoustic orchestra instruments. “It’s inspired by techno, which was created in Detroit,” he says, “and a precursor to Luster is my piece ‘Surge and Swell,’ which is also influenced by electronic dance music. It seemed like a natural thing for me to write a piece inspired by techno, not only because it was in line with my musical interests, but it also felt like it could be more significant being written for the Detroit Symphony, given the city’s history with the genre.” This sort of original, highly personal music is characteristic of Miller’s generation of composers, and it’s what

energizes him most when he surveys the musical landscape. “There’s so much music being written and produced. There’s so much going on,” he says. “And when someone is able to create something that’s truly their own, that doesn’t sound like anyone else…I think that’s very exciting.” He speaks with similar enthusiasm about his former teacher John Corigliano. “He was an incredible mentor,” Miller says. “I was able to come to him with any compositional problem, and he was able to give me advice on how to handle it, how to get around it, or how he might have approached a similar problem. He was also one of the toughest teachers I ever had; he had extremely high standards. And that was great for me. It helped me transition from being a student composer to a professional composer.” And a final fortune, at least for now: Miller makes sure to add that he is thrilled that a performance of Luster will be webcast for free via Live from Orchestra Hall, and then made available online on DSO Replay. “That’s very much in line with one of my core beliefs as an artist, which is that the arts should be accessible to anyone,” he says. “I’m just beaming with gratitude at the whole opportunity, to meet Leonard Slatkin and the players of the DSO.”

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COMMUNIT Y & LE ARNING Beiser, was premiered at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, a Southfield synagogue, in January 2016 and facilitated a powerful conversation on how music can transcend cultural differences.

In this issue of Performance celebrating Leonard Slatkin’s ten years of leadership at the DSO, we are proud to share five Community & Learning stories that uniquely involve the Maestro. New Stages “We consider the DSO to be a tremendous, exportable cultural asset, a sampling of Detroit’s renaissance one can literally hear,” said Slatkin in 2011, when the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series was launched. Seven years later, the DSO has performed dozens of concerts in venues across Metro Detroit, reaching audiences in their own communities and removing barriers to experience the symphony. New Views The DSO has always championed American music but upped its game with Slatkin at the helm, together performing over 160 works by U.S. composers in ten seasons. Two of these works—premiered within two months of each other—impacted our Detroit community in incredible ways. For his Symphony in D, Tod Machover asked Detroiters to submit sounds of what they thought their city sounded like, and at the November 2015 premiere, dozens of residents performed side-by-side with Slatkin and the DSO. Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz’s Desert Sorrows, written for Israeli cellist Maya 20

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Tigers by the Tail The 2017 Tigers Winter Caravan made a stop at the DSO, aligning our hometown team and orchestra in support of our greater Detroit community. Maestro Slatkin, an avid baseball fan, gave Miguel Cabrera a conducting lesson, sat down at the piano with Daniel Norris, and accepted a custom “MOZART” Tigers jersey on behalf of the orchestra, which had just kicked off its Mozart Festival. Affordable DSO One initiative Maestro Slatkin is particularly proud of is the Soundcard student discount program, which allows students of any age to attend unlimited DSO performances for a $25 annual membership. After seeing the success of a similar program at the Orchestre National de Lyon, where he also served as music director, Slatkin brought the idea to Detroit: “Connecting with young people is so important for growing the audience of the future,” he says. Masterclass For the hundreds of young musicians in the Civic Youth Ensembles, there are plenty of perks: mentorship from DSO musicians, the opportunity to perform on the Orchestra Hall stage, and many others. But a rehearsal led by one of the great living conductors? That’s a rare— and incredible—treat. It happened in 2016, when Slatkin conducted the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Maestro will join the ensemble again this May. SPRING 2018


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THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall MICHELLE MERRILL, conductor PATRICIA MASRI-FLETCHER, harp MARCUS SCHOON, contrabassoon John Williams Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Hedwig’s Theme John Williams Children’s Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry’s Wondrous World Diagon’s Alley Nimbus 2000 Fluffy and His Harp Patricia Masri-Fletcher, harp Marcus Schoon, contrabassoon

John Williams Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Fawkes The Phoenix The Chamber of Secrets John Williams Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Witches, Wands and Wizards John Williams Harry Potter Symphonic Suite Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper Buckbeak’s Flight Alexandre Desplat adapted Gary Fry

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John Williams Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Aunt Marge’s Waltz The Knight Bus Intermission John Williams Harry Potter Symphonic Suite Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper Hogwarts’ March Alexandre Desplat adapted Gary Fry John Williams and Patrick Doyle Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Voldemort! / Hedwig’s Theme The Quidditch World Cup (The Irish) Foreign Visitors Arrive Potter Waltz Harry in Winter Voldemort! Hogwarts’ Hymn Hedwig’s Theme

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John Williams Harry Potter Symphonic Suite Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper Fireworks Alexandre Desplat Flight of the Order of the Phoenix adapted Gary Fry Harry & Hermione Obliviate Lily’s Theme Courtyard Apocalypse

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Profile MICHELLE MERRILL As the Associate Conductor and Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michelle Merrill helps plan and conduct over 30 concerts per season, including the renowned Live from MERRILL Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition webcasts, which have reached over 200,000 students to date in classrooms throughout the nation. She also gives pre-concert lectures, leads adult music education seminars, engages with students in and around Metro Detroit, speaks on behalf of the DSO throughout the community, and participates in hosting the DSO’s groundbreaking webcast series. She made her classical subscription debut with the DSO in April 2016. A passionate and dynamic artist, Merrill was named as one of Hour magazine’s 3 Cultural Organization Leaders to Watch, and was recently profiled by the Ford Motor Company for their website fordbetterworld.org. She is also a recipient of a 2016 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. In March 2014, Merrill stepped in on short notice with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra for their performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4, which music critic

Scott Cantrell of the Dallas Morning News described as “stunning” and later named to his list of Top Ten Classical Performances of 2014. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Ansbacher Conducting Fellowship by members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the American Austrian Foundation, which enabled her to be in residence at the world-renowned Salzburg Festival. A strong advocate of new music, Merrill recently conducted the world premiere performance of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra with the DSO. In fall 2016 Merrill collaborated with New Music Detroit for their annual marathon Strange Beautiful Music 9, which featured David Lang’s “are you experienced?” and the world-premiere of Andrew Harrison’s “Hum,” based on the poetry of Detroit native Jamal May. Born in Dallas, TX, Merrill studied conducting with Dr. Paul C. Phillips at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, where she holds a Master of Music Degree in conducting and a Bachelor of Music in performance. Apart from music, she loves cooking, running, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Steve Merrill (who serves as the principal percussionist of the Jacksonville Symphony), and their young son, Davis.

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HOLLYWOOD HITS Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall BOB BERNHARDT, conductor HOLLYWOOD HITS a Schirmer Theatrical/Greenberg Artists co-production RAIDERS MARCH, by John Williams from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark THE PINK PANTHER, by Henry Mancini, arranged by Jeff Tyzik from the 1963 film The Pink Panther MOON RIVER, by Henry Mancini from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s PETER GUNN, by Henry Mancini from the 1958-61 TV series Peter Gunn COLONEL BOGEY MARCH, by Kenneth Alford, orchestrated by Clark McAlister from the 1958 film Bridge on the River Kwai TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, by Elmer Bernstein, edited by Patrick Russ from the 1963 film To Kill a Mockingbird THE BEST OF BOND, arranged by Jeff Tyzik includes music from the films Dr. No (1962), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Live and Let Die (1973), For Your Eyes Only (1981), and Thunderball (1965)

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Intermission SUPERMAN MARCH, by John Williams from the 1978 film Superman GREAT WESTERNS SUITE, arranged by Jeff Tyzik from the films The Magnificent Seven (1960), How the West Was Won (1962), Silverado (1985), and Dances With Wolves (1990) STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS SUITE, by Michael Giacchino from the 2013 film Star Trek: Into Darkness OUT OF AFRICA – MAIN TITLE, John Barry, arranged by Nic Raine from the 1985 film Out of Africa THE BIG MOVIE SUITE, arranged by Jeff Tyzik from the films Gone With the Wind (1939), Ben Hur (1959), Laura (1944), Dr. Zhivago (1965), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Way We Were (1973), and Rocky (1976)

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Program Notes BOB BERNHARDT Bob Bernhardt is Musical Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and BERNHARDT Opera, where he served as Music Director and Conductor for 19 seasons. Concurrently, Bernhardt is in his 19th year as Principal Pops Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra and was recently named Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He is also an Artist-in-Residence at Lee University and conductor of the Lee Symphony. A lover of all genres of music, he is equally at home in symphonic, operatic, pops, and educational performances. Bernhardt made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1978 and his Boston Pops debut in 1992, at the personal invitation of John Williams. He has been a frequent guest conductor at the Boston Pops in the nearly 25 years since, and returns to

the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 10th consecutive year as conductor of their Symphony Under the Sky Festival. Bernhardt has recorded for Vanguard, First Edition, Carlton Classics, and RPO. A lover of opera, he has conducted staged productions of Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Il Trovatore, The Flying Dutchman, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Carmen, Tosca, and many more, as well as numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and the musical My Fair Lady. Born in Rochester, NY, Bernhardt holds a Master’s Degree with Honors from the University of Southern California School of Music, where he studied with Daniel Lewis. He was a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Union College, where he was also an Academic All-American Baseball Player and captain of the school’s soccer team. He and his wife, Nora, live in Signal Mountain, TN.

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Don’t miss Leonard Slatkin in 2018-2019 OPENING WEEKEND: GIL SHAHAM AND ENIGMA

OCT. 5, 6 & 7, 2018 Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Gil Shaham, violin ERB  The Seventh Trumpet  PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 1 ELGAR  Enigma Variations

AMERICAN PANORAMA

FEB. 8, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Wei Yu, cello GOULD  Star Spangled Overture JOAN TOWER  Sequoia BERNSTEIN  Three Meditations from “MASS” THOMSON  The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite GROFÉ  Grand Canyon Suite

A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION

FEB. 9 & 10, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Alexander Kinmonth, oboe JOHN WILLIAMS  The Book Thief Oboe Concerto Film Music

APPALACHIAN SPRING

FEB. 14 & 15, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano CINDY MCTEE Adagio BERNSTEIN  Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety BARBER  Adagio for Strings COPLAND  Suite from Appalachian Spring

GERSHWIN’S PORGY & BESS

FEB. 16, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano GERSHWIN Gershwiniana Piano Concerto in F Porgy & Bess (concert version)

WEST SIDE STORY

FEB. 21 & 22, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin KRISTIN KUSTER  World Premiere CAGE  4’33” BARBER  Violin Concerto BERNSTEIN  Songs and Dances from West Side Story

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FEB. 23 & 24, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Joseph Becker, percussion Andres Pichardo, percussion Jeremy Epp, timpani James Ritchie, timpani STEVE REICH  Clapping Music PHILIP GLASS  Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists & Orchestra JOHN LUTHER ADAMS  Become Ocean

RACHMANINOFF’S PAGANINI VARIATIONS

JUN. 7, 8 & 9, 2019 Leonard Slatkin, conductor Makoto Ozone, piano JULIET PALMER  World Premiere RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BARTÓK  Concerto for Orchestra

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EIGHTH ANNUAL HEROES GALA AND CONCERT Honoring Penny & Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Orchestra Hall TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor DANIEL SLATKIN, guest conductor SHARON SPARROW, flute  •  YOONSHIN SONG, violin JOSHUA MCCLENDON, cello  •  STORM LARGE, vocalist MICHEL CAMILO, piano

Johnny Mercer/Richard Whiting Hooray For Hollywood Arr. John Williams (b. 1932)

Daniel Slatkin In Fields Daniel Slatkin, guest conductor arr. Cindy Mc Tee  Shenandoah for Flute, Violin Obligato, and Strings Sharon Sparrow, flute Yoonshin Song, violin

Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major, (1732 - 1809) H.VIIb:1 III. Allegro molto Joshua McClendon, cello Cole Porter I’ve Got You Under My Skin (1891 - 1964) Storm Large, vocalist arr. Stephen Taylor and James Beaton Cole Porter It’s Alright With Me (1891 - 1964) Storm Large, vocalist arr. Stephen Taylor

G. Gerwshin I Got Rhythm/Caravan/Sing, Sing, Sing D. Ellington & J.Tizol/L. Prima Michel Camilo, piano

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I was so moved when I was asked to write a piece in honor of my father. Especially for an event honoring one of his great career achievements: his contribution to the arts in Detroit. The piece references a few of his favorite American concert and film composers. I wanted it to feel deeply personal while representing my father’s work. The slow, introductory section features a solo viola playing a rhythmically uneven scale. I played the viola while in middle school, and wasn’t very good, so this is a nod to my musical past. As a whole, the work begins and ends on a heartfelt note, as that is the most important message of all. Having my dad be the inspiration for this piece made the writing experience a joy, and to my dad: this piece is from the heart, I hope you enjoy it!    — Daniel Slatkin

Profiles TEDDY ABRAMS Teddy Abrams is the widely-acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Orchestra, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams continues to foster interdisciplinABRAMS ary collaboration with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2012-2014. Recent guest conducting highlights include engagements with the San Francisco Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, and others. Abrams has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Indianapolis dso.org

Symphony Orchestra, with whom he recently collaborated on a PBS special featuring string trio Time for Three. From 2008 to 2011, Abrams was the Conducting Fellow and Assistant Conductor of the New World Symphony (NWS) and conducted numerous performances, including subscription concerts and other full and chamber orchestra events. Abrams has conducted the NWS in Miami Beach, Washington, D.C. and at Carnegie Hall, and recently returned to conduct the NWS on subscription with Joshua Bell as soloist. Abrams studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller, and Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions. Abrams is also an award-winning composer and a passionate educator. His 2009 Education Concerts with NWS (featuring the world premiere of one of his own orchestral works) were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida. DSO PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE 29


JOSHUA McCLENDON

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Eighteen-year-old Joshua McClendon began his cello studies at the age of eight under the tutelage of Detroit Symphony McCLENDON Orchestra cellist Paul Wingert. He has attended Interlochen Arts Camp, Meadowmount School of Music, and Aspen Music Festival and School, where he currently spends his summers. McClendon has had the great fortune of collaborating with musicians including Ida Kavafian, Jonathan Koh, Daniel Ching, Anthony Elliott, Richard Aaron, Eric Kim, Wei Yu, Joshua Roman, and Astrid Schween. He has also worked with the Juilliard, Pro Arte, JACK, and Cavani string quartets. A laureate in the 2017 Sphinx Competition, McClendon has appeared in his native Detroit as a soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra as well as the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra at the 2017 League of American Orchestras Conference. After spending three years at the Interlochen Arts Academy studying under Crispin Campbell, McClendon will begin his undergraduate studies at The Juilliard School in fall 2018, where he will study with Richard Aaron. Joshua performs on a 1933 Karel Vavra cello generously on loan to him by the Virtu Foundation.

Storm Large is a musician, actor, author, and playwright with a wide range of artistic talents and interests. She first rose to international prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where, despite not ultimately winning the competition, she cultivated a devoted LARGE fanbase. Large began her career singing in clubs in San Francisco and Portland, where she formed a band called The Balls. Her rock and pop music career since then has included collaborations with Pink Martini, k.d. lang, John Doe, Rufus Wainwright, George Clinton, and her own band, Le Bonheur. Large is not just a rocker, though—in 2007, she starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum, earning glowing reviews, and in 2009 debuted the autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough, which ran for 21 sold-out weeks in Portland (and was revived for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, and Joe’s Pub in New York). The non-musical version of Crazy Enough—a hardcover memoir—was awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Large debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010 and has returned for sold-out performances each year since. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, singing Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin as part of the Spring for Music Festival. The New York Times called her

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“sensational,” and she reunited with the DSO to perform the work at Orchestra Hall in 2016. Large has appeared on concert stages with the National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She has also collaborated with Kirill Gerstein, The Knights, Michael Feinstein, Liza Minnelli, and Joel Grey.

MICHEL CAMILO Since Dominican pianist Michel Camilo’s 1985 Carnegie Hall debut, he has become a prominent figure, performing reguCAMILO larly at festivals and concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia, Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. His 24 recordings to date have been recognized with acclaim and awards worldwide, including a Grammy, three Latin Grammys, and an Emmy. He has performed with Dizzy

Gillespie, George Benson, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, David Sánchez, Jaco Pastorius, Gloria Estefan, Esperanza Spalding, and many others. Guest engagements with prestigious symphony orchestras worldwide include the National Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, and more. Special collaborations include the successful piano and flamenco guitar duo Michel Camilo & Tomatito, jazz piano duets with Chucho Valdés and Hiromi, and special concerts with his Big Band, the Danish Radio and WDR Big Bands, Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, and the Bulgarian Brass Association, as well as the award-winning documentary film Playing Lecuona with Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The Dominican government has awarded him its highest civilian honors: the Silver Great Cross of the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez, and Mella,  the Knight of the Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus, and the Cultural Personality Award.

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HAROLD AND PENNY BLUMENSTEIN By JoAnn Amicangelo

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arold and Penny Blumenstein were teenagers when mutual friends introduced them. Harold was 18 and finishing his first year in college. Penny (née Bernstein) was 16 and a senior in high school. Although neither Harold nor Penny were really interested in meeting, the two hit it off. Two and a half years later, just before Harold earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting at Wayne State University, they married. While Harold ran his father’s women’s clothing manufacturing business and practiced accounting at his father-inlaw’s CPA firm, Penny focused on raising their three children. During those early years, Penny began volunteering at nonprofit organizations while her children were in school. “I wanted to give something of myself to the community,” she recalls. “Volunteering was such a good way to be part of another group, besides the community of my children.” More than 60 years later, the couple has built a legacy of community engagement and leadership in the region, and their philanthropic work both here and abroad has touched the lives of people around the world. “We make a great team,” says Penny. “I do the volunteer work and he does the resource development.” Penny’s willingness to do anything that needs to be done for the nonprofits

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she serves gave her opportunities to develop new skills and gain confidence in raising funds for various causes. With the help of talented mentors, she learned how to lead so others would follow. Her effectiveness led to numerous board positions, including at the Jewish Fund, Henry Ford Health System, United Way, Hebrew Free Loan, and National Council of Jewish Women. In 1998, Penny became the first female president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD). In 2011, she became president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in and today serves as chairman of the Board, a role she says is one of her biggest ever. “I never sought out any of these roles. I was kind of in the right place at the right time,” she says. Her commitment to volunteer work extends to the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Detroit, both the national and Detroit chapters of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, and, of course, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where she served on the SPRING 2018


Board of Directors from 2002 to 2013 and on the Board of Trustees for the past five years. Although most of Harold’s time is spent serving as a general partner at Paragon Properties Company, he, too, has volunteered his time in the community. In addition to mentoring many young leaders, he served as JFMD campaign chair and on the team headed by Sam Frankel to save and restore Orchestra Hall in the 1970s. Together, the couple established the Harold and Penny B. Blumenstein Foundation in 1987 and the Blumenstein-Hermelin Challenge Fund (with David and Doreen Hermelin) in 1998 to stimulate new giving to the JFMD. In 2015, they established the Penny and Harold Blumenstein Future Audiences Fund, which makes it possible for students, teachers, and chaperones at any Detroit school to attend DSO Educational Concert Series performances for just $1. The Blumensteins’ support of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra stems from

the couple’s love for classical music and appreciation for the concerts and programs offered there. Harold and Penny are also critical partners in the new Cultural Passport field trip program, which allows all kindergarten through fifth grade Detroit Public School Community District students to visit the city’s artistic and cultural centers, including the DSO. “You always get more than you give,” Penny says. “There’s great satisfaction in knowing somehow you made a difference. Sometimes it’s just money and sometimes it’s because you were an active member of a committee or board.” When they’re not working, Harold and Penny enjoy traveling and spending time with their three children and 12 grandchildren. The couple hopes to be remembered as “good people who wanted to leave the world a better place,” and they feel fortunate for the life they’ve had. “I think we both feel very lucky,” Penny says.

LEONARD SLATKIN By Leslie D. Green

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hen renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as Music Director in 2008, the symphony got more than expected. The DSO landed a hands-on leader who wanted to be part of every aspect of the organization. He developed a well-balanced group of high-quality musicians and thrived on introducing audiences to the next generation of composers and conductors. Slatkin was born September 1, 1944, in Los Angeles to a musical family. His father, Felix Slatkin, was a violinist and conductor. His mother, Eleanor Aller,

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desire. After quitting violin at age 8, he took up the piano and the viola before studying conducting under his father. “Conducting did not come into the picture until I was about 16 years old and led performances of musicals at high school, for which I also arranged the music,” Slatkin says. “It was just a question of time before I figured out that conducting was my most natural outlet.” Later, Slatkin studied conducting with Walter Susskind at spen Music Festival and School and Jean Morel at The Juilliard School. From there, he has led a storied career, conducting most of the leading orchestras around the world. As Music Director, he has held posts in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, DC; London (with the BBCSO); and Lyon, France. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. In 2008, he began his tenure with the DSO. “I had planned to make Washington, D.C., my final music directorship,” he says. “But when I came here as a guest conductor, I was so impressed by the orchestra, the hall, and the passion of the board, that I knew I had to take it on.” Slatkin did just that. Joining the DSO at a tough time in its history, Slatkin went where many music directors would not: into the belly of orchestra operations. He met with stakeholders, learned the stories of the symphony, and even sat in on meetings focused on website 34

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design. At the time, several seasoned musicians were retiring, but Slatkin took pride in discovering talent and giving the next generation a shot. “He brought skill and consistency, coaching and teaching in the best sense,” says Lawrence Johnson, editor of Chicago on the Aisle and former music critic for the Detroit News. When asked which American composer he’s most drawn to, Slatkin says, “What used to be an impossible answer to give is now the easiest: My wife, Cindy McTee.” In 2017, the couple announced the inauguration of the Cindy and Leonard Slatkin Emerging Artists Fund, a $100,000 commitment to the DSO endowment that will showcase an emerging artist each season. The next stage in Slatkin’s career includes conducting about 30 weeks a year with orchestras around the world. “The remainder of the time will be devoted to educational and other special projects,” he says. “And there is at least one more book to write,” he adds, referring to the recent publication of his second, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry. Contemplating his Motor City accomplishments, Slatkin has one word to describe his departure from the Music Director role: bittersweet. “But it is time to end the administrative part of my conducting life,” he says. “I am content that I helped guide the orchestra through its most difficult period and kept the high artistic profile that distinguishes the DSO.” SPRING 2018


LEONARD SLATKIN, Music Director Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation

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TERENCE BLANCHARD Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair

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MICHELLE MERRILL Associate Conductor, Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador

DSO Presents THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall BRENT HAVENS, conductor RANDY JACKSON, vocalist DAN CLEMENS, bass POWELL RANDOLPH, drums GEORGE CINTRON, guitar ALLEGRA, electric violin

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Profiles BRENT HAVENS Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films, and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS, and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for ESPN, and even HAVENS cartoons. Havens also collaborated with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by over 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras—including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and countless others. In 2013 Havens conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic for the Music of Michael Jackson, and he returned to Kuala Lumpur in 2014 with the Music of Led Zeppelin and 2015 with the Music of Queen. Havens is Arranger/Guest Conductor for 14 symphonic rock programs: the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson, the Music of The Who, The Music of Whitney Houston, the Music of The Rolling Stones, the Music of U2, the Music of Journey, The 36

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Music of Elton John, and most recently The Music of David Bowie and The Music of Prince. Havens also premiered a full orchestral show for Lou Gramm, the voice of Foreigner, with Lou singing out front.

RANDY JACKSON Randy Jackson is the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Zebra, formed in 1975 in New Orleans. Zebra’s debut self-titled album was released by Atlantic Records in 1983 and won wide acclaim, especially for the songs “Who’s Behind the JACKSON Door” and “Tell Me What You Want,” both of which Jackson wrote. Zebra has released four additional studio albums, a live album, and a greatest hits compilation in the decades since, and 2003’s Zebra IV was produced and engineered by Jackson. Jackson also worked as a keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist with the original, reunited Jefferson Airplane in 1989, during the band’s final tour together. He has also had a long career developing musical software and hardware.

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CELEBRATING YOUR LEGACY SUPPORT BARBARA VAN DUSEN, Honorary Chair

The 1887 Society honors individuals who have made a special legacy commitment to support the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Members of the 1887 Society ensure that future music lovers will continue to enjoy unsurpassed musical experiences by including the DSO in their estate plans. If you have arranged a planned gift to support the DSO or would like more information on planned giving, please call 313.576.5114. Douglas Koschik Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Ruth & Al Glancy Ms. Doris L. Adler Dr. & Mrs. William C. Albert Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Applebaum Dr. Augustin & Nancy† Arbulu Ms. Sharon Backstrom Sally & Donald Baker Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Mr. Mark G. Bartnik & Ms. Sandra J. Collins Mary Beattie Stanley A. Beattie Mr.† & Mrs. Mandell L. Berman Mrs. Betty Blair Gwen & Richard Bowlby William & Julia Bugera Cynthia Cassell, Ph. D. Dr.† & Mrs. Victor J. Cervenak Eleanor A. Christie Ms. Mary Christner Lois & Avern Cohn Mrs. RoseAnn Comstock† Mr. & Ms. Thomas Cook Dorothy M. Craig Mr. & Mrs. John Cruikshank Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Mr. John Diebel Mr. Roger Dye & Ms. Jeanne A. Bakale Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Eidson Marianne T. Endicott Mrs. Rema Frankel† Patricia Finnegan Sharf Ms. Dorothy Fisher Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher† Samuel & Laura Fogleman Dorothy A. and Larry L. Fobes Mr. Emory Ford, Jr.† Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Barbara Frankel & Ron Michalak Herman & Sharon Frankel Jane French Mark & Donna Frentrup Janet M. Garrett Dr. Byron P. & Marilyn Georgeson Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lois Gilmore Victor† & Gale Girolami David & Paulette Groen Mr. Harry G. Bowles† Donna & Eugene Hartwig Gerhardt A. Hein & Rebecca P. Hein 38

Ms. Nancy B. Henk Joseph L. Hickey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Hitchman Andy Howell Carol Howell Paul M. Huxley & Cynthia Pasky David & Sheri Jaffa Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Jeffs II Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Jessup Mr. George G. Johnson Lenard & Connie Johnston Ms. Carol Johnston Carol M. Jonson Drs. Anthony & Joyce Kales Faye & Austin Kanter Norb† & Carole Keller Dr. Mark & Mrs. Gail Kelley June K. Kendall Bette E. Kettelhut† Dimitri† & Suzanne Kosacheff Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Krolikowski Mary Clippert LaMont Mrs. Bonnie Larson Ann C. Lawson Allan S. Leonard Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Dr. Melvin A. Lester Mr. & Mrs.† Joseph Lile Harold Lundquist† & Elizabeth Brockhaus Lundquist Mr. & Mrs. Eric C. Lundquist Roberta Maki Eileen & Ralph Mandarino Judy Howe Masserang Mr. Glenn Maxwell Ms. Elizabeth Maysa Mary Joy McMachen, Ph.D. Judith Mich† Rhoda A. Milgrim Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller John & Marcia Miller Jerald A. & Marilyn H. Mitchell Mr.† & Mrs. L. William Moll Shari & Craig Morgan Ms. I. Surayyah R. Muwwakkil Geoffrey S. Nathan & Margaret E. Winters Beverley Anne Pack David† & Andrea Page Mr. Dale J. Pangonis Ms. Mary W. Parker Mrs. Sophie Pearlstein Helen & Wesley Pelling† Dr. William F. Pickard Mrs. Bernard E. Pincus

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Ms. Christina Pitts Mrs. Robert Plummer Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Ponta Mrs. Mary Carol Prokop† Ms. Linda Rankin & Mr. Daniel Graschuck Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Rasmussen Deborah J. Remer Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Barbara Gage Rex Ms. Marianne Reye Lori-Ann Rickard Katherine D. Rines Bernard & Eleanor Robertson Ms. Barbara Robins Jack† & Aviva Robinson Mr.† & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mr. & Mrs. George Roumell Dr. Margaret Ryan Marjorie & Saul Saulson Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Janet Schenk Ms. Yvonne Schilla Mr. & Mrs. Fred Secrest† Ms. Marla K. Shelton Edna J. Shin Ms. June Siebert Dr. Melissa J. Smiley & Dr. Patricia A. Wren Ms. Marilyn Snodgrass† Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stuecken Mr.† & Mrs. Alexander C. Suczek David Szymborski & Marilyn Sicklesteel Alice & Paul Tomboulian Mr. David Patria & Ms. Barbara Underwood Roger & Tina Valade Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen Charles & Sally Van Dusen Mr. & Mrs. Melvin VanderBrug Mr.† & Mrs. George C. Vincent Christine & Keith C. Weber Mr. Herman Weinreich John† & Joanne Werner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wilhelm Mr. Robert E. Wilkins† Mrs. Michel Williams Ms. Nancy S. Williams† Mr. Robert S. Williams & Ms. Treva Womble Ms. Barbara Wojtas Elizabeth B. Work Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu† Ms. Andrea L. Wulf Mrs. Judith G. Yaker Milton & Lois† Zussman Five who wish to remain anonymous

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The DSO’s Planned Giving Council recognizes the region’s leading financial and estate professionals whose current and future clients may involve them in their decision to make a planned gift to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Members play a critical role in shaping the future of the DSO through ongoing feedback, working with their clients, supporting philanthropy and attending briefings twice per year. For more information or to join the PG Council, please call 313.576.5114.

LINDA WASSERMAN AVIV, Chair Mrs. Katana H. Abbott Mr. Christopher A. Ballard Ms. Jessica B. Blake, Esq. Ms. Rebecca J. Braun Timothy E. Compton Mrs. Jill Governale Mr. Henry Grix Mrs. Julie R. Hollinshead, CFA Mr. Mark W. Jannott, CTFA Ms. Jennifer A. Jennings Ms. Dawn Jinsky

Mrs. Shirley Kaigler Mr. Robert E. Kass Mr. Christopher L. Kelly Mr. Bernard S. Kent Ms. Yuh Suhn Kim Mr. Henry P. Lee Ms. Marguerite Munson Lentz J. Thomas MacFarlane Mr. Christopher M. Mann Mr. Curtis J. Mann Mrs. Mary Mansfield

Mr. Mark Neithercut Mrs. Alice R. Pfahlert Mr. Steven C. Pierce Ms. Deborah J. Renshaw, CFP Mr. James P. Spica Mr. David M. Thoms Mr. John N. Thomson, Esq. Mr. William Winkler Mrs. Wendy Zimmer Cox

FOUNDATION PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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he Detroit Symphony Orchestra is proud to spotlight The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). CFSEM is a multi-faceted, full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change since 1984. They initiate, protect, nurture, and create philanthropic efforts focused on everlasting positive impact in our community. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s generous history of partnership began with its first gift to the DSO in 1985. They help donors make the most of their charitable contributions and fulfill their philanthropic goals that align with programs and initatives at the DSO. Grants from both the Foundation and its portfolio of donors have supported annual operations, capital and endowment campaigns, and special projects or initiatives. This season, the DSO is recognizing a recent grant from CFSEM that will provide support for activating The Max as a hub for artistic innovation and community gathering through critical partnerships that offer residencies to non-profit partners such as Detroit Public Theatre, Pro Musica of Detroit, Wayne State University, and others. Additionally, the grant supports curated, urban, boundless experiences in the DSO’s black-box performance space known as The Cube. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra extends its gratitude to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and looks forward to another season of unforgettable artistic experiences made possible by their support.

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THE ANNUAL FUND

Gifts received between December 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 Being a community-supported orchestra means you can play your part through frequent ticket purchases and generous annual donations. Your tax-deductible Annual Fund donation is an investment in the wonderful music at Orchestra Hall, around the neighborhoods and across the community. This honor roll celebrates those generous donors who made a gift of $1,500 or more to the DSO Annual Fund Campaign. If you have questions about this roster, or to make a donation, please contact 313.576.5114 or go to dso.org/donate.

The Gabrilowitsch Society honors individuals who support the DSO most generously at the $10,000 level and above. Janet and Norm Ankers, chairs

Giving of $250,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Penny & Harold Blumenstein Julie & Peter Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frankel Mr. & Mrs.† Morton E. Harris

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Karmanos, Jr. Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen

Giving of $100,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Alonzo Applebaum Family Foundation Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher

Emory M. Ford, Jr.† Endowment Shari & Craig Morgan The Polk Family Cindy & Leonard* Slatkin

Giving of $50,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. James A. Anderson Mrs. Cecilia Benner Mandell & Madeleine Berman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation Mrs. Bonnie Larson

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Lester Ms. Deborah Miesel Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller Bernard & Eleanor Robertson The Clyde & Helen Wu Family

Giving of $25,000 and more Ms. Sharon Backstrom W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden Mrs. Kathryn L. Fife Madeline & Sidney Forbes Mr. & Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Frankel Barbara Frankel & Ronald Michalak Herman & Sharon Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson Grace & Evelyn Kachaturoff 40

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Mr. & Mrs. Norman D. Katz David & Valerie McCammon Ms. Ruth Rattner Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Nancy Schlicting & Pam Theisen Mr. & Mrs.† Alan E. Schwartz Mrs. Patricia Finnegan Sharf Mr. & Mrs. Larry Sherman Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Simon Mr. & Mrs. Arn Tellem Mr. James G. Vella One who wishes to remain anonymous † 

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Giving of $10,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Daniel & Rose Angelucci Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ankers Pamela Applebaum Drs. John & Janice Bernick Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bonahoom Gwen & Richard Bowlby Mrs. Milena Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brownell Michael & Geraldine Buckles Michael & Cathleen Clancy Lois & Avern Cohn Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. DeVore Eugene & Elaine C. Driker Marianne T. Endicott Jim & Margo Farber Dr. Marjorie M. Fisher & Mr. Roy Furman Mr. Michael J. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Fogleman Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Dale & Bruce Frankel Byron† & Dorothy Gerson Mrs. Gale Girolami Dr. Kenneth & Roslyne Gitlin Dr. Robert T. Goldman

Dr. Allen Goodman & Dr. Janet Hankin Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin Dr. Herman & Mrs. Shirley Gray Mr. & Mrs. James Grosfeld Dr. Gloria Heppner Michael E. Hinsky & Tyrus N. Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Norman H. Hofley Jack & Anne Hommes Ronald M. & Carol† Horwitz Richard H. & Carola Huttenlocher Mr. Renato Jamett Lenard & Connie Johnston Faye & Austin Kanter Dr. David & Mrs. Elizabeth Kessel Marguerite & David Lentz Dr. Melvin A. Lester Bud & Nancy Liebler Mr. & Mrs.† Joseph Lile Stevens McClure Family Alexander & Evelyn McKeen Dr. Robert & Dr. Mary Mobley Cyril Moscow Xavier & Maeva Mosquet Geoffrey S. Nathan & Margaret E. Winters David Robert & Sylvia Jean Nelson Jim & Mary Beth Nicholson

Mrs. Denise Abrash Ms. Dorothy Adair Richard & Jiehan Alonzo Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mrs. Jean Azar Mr. & Mrs. Michael Biber Claire & Robert N. Brown Philip & Carol Campbell Mr. & Mrs. François Castaing Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Colombo Thomas W. Cook & Marie L. Masters Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Cowger Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dare Adel & Walter Dissett Mr. & Mrs. John M. Erb Mr. Sanford Hansell & Dr. Raina Ernstoff Mr. Peter Falzon Hon. Sharon Tevis Finch Barbara & Alfred J. Fisher III Ms. Mary D. Fisher Ms. Carol A. Friend Allan D. Gilmour & Eric C. Jirgens Goodman Family Charitable Trust Mr.† & Mrs. James A. Green Mr. Jeffrey Groehn Mr. Lee V. Hart & Mr. Charles L. Dunlap Ms. Nancy B. Henk

Ms. Doreen Hermelin Mr. Eric J. Hespenheide & Ms. Judith V. Hicks Mr. George Hill & Mrs. Kathleen Talbert-Hill Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hollinshead Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Igleheart Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Jessup William & Story John Mr. George G. Johnson Judy & David Karp Mike & Katy Keegan Michael E. Smerza & Nancy Keppelman Samantha Svoboda & Bill Kishler Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kulish John & Marilyn Kunz Dr. Raymond Landes & Dr. Melissa McBrien-Landes Mr. Daniel Lewis The Locniskar Group Bob & Terri Lutz Patricia A.† & Patrick G. McKeever John & Marcia Miller Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Miller Eugene & Sheila Mondry Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Albert T. Nelson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nemeth

Patricia & Henry Nickol Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Nycek Mrs. Jo Elyn Nyman Anne Parsons* & Donald Dietz Dr. William F. Pickard Dr. Glenda D. Price Dr. Erik Rönmark* & Mrs. Adrienne Rönmark* Martie & Bob Sachs Dr. Mark & Peggy Saffer Marjorie & Saul Saulson Elaine & Michael Serling Lois & Mark Shaevsky Mr. & Mrs. James H. Sherman William H. Smith John J. Solecki Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes Dr. Doris Tong & Dr. Teck M. Soo Mr. Gary L. Wasserman & Mr. Charlie Kashner Mr. & Mrs. R. Jamison Williams Ms. Mary Wilson Drs. David & Bernadine Wu Mrs. Judith G. Yaker Paul & Terese Zlotoff Two who wish to remain anonymous

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Mr. & Mrs. David E. Nims Mr. John J. O’Brien William & Carol O’Neill Debra & Richard Partrich Ms. Lisa A. Payne Mr. Charles Peters Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. David Provost Mr. & Mrs. Dave Redfield Dr. & Mrs. John Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Rosowski Dr. & Mrs.† Alexander G. Ruthven II Mrs. Sharon Shumaker Mrs. Kathleen Straus & Mr. Walter Shapero Anne Stricker Mr. & Mrs. John Stroh III Alice & Paul Tomboulian Mr. Gary Torgow Mrs. Eva Von Voss Mr. William Waak S. Evan & Gwen Weiner Dr. & Mrs. Ned Winkelman Ms. June Wu Erwin & Isabelle Ziegelman Foundation Milton & Lois† Zussman One who wishes to remain anonymous

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Giving of $2,500 and more Howard Abrams & Nina Dodge Abrams Mr. & Mrs. George Agnello Dr. Roger & Mrs. Rosette Ajluni Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Anthony Drs. Kwabena & Jacqueline Appiah Dr. & Mrs. Ali-Reza R. Armin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Armstrong Mr. David Assemany & Mr. Jeffery Zook* Pauline Averbach & Charles Peacock Mr. Joseph Aviv & Mrs. Linda Wasserman Aviv Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Babbish Ms. Ruth Baidas Nora Lee & Guy Barron Mr. Mark G. Bartnik & Ms. Sandra J. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Baum Mrs. Mary Beattie Mr. & Mrs. Richard Beaubien Dr. & Mrs. Brian J. Beck Ms. Margaret Beck Mrs. Harriett Berg Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Berner Martha & G. Peter Blom Dr. George & Joyce Blum Nancy & Lawrence Bluth Mr. Timothy Bogan The Honorable Susan D. Borman & Mr. Stuart Michaelson Rud† & Mary Ellen Boucher Don & Marilyn Bowerman Mr. Paul & Mrs. Lisa Brandt Mr. Anthony F. Brinkman Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Buck Dr. Carol S. Chadwick & Mr. H. Taylor Burleson Dr. & Mrs. Roger C. Byrd Mrs. Carolyn Carr Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Carson Ronald & Lynda Charfoos Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Christians Mr. Fred J. Chynchuk Mr. Don Clapham Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Clark Nina & Richard Cohan Jack, Evelyn & Richard Cole Family Foundation Mr. James Schwyn & Mrs. Françoise Colpron Ms. Elizabeth Correa Patricia & William Cosgrove, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Louis Cotman Mrs. Barbara Cunningham Dr. Edward & Mrs. Jamie Dabrowski Suzanne Dalton & Clyde Foles Deborah & Stephen D’Arcy Fund 42

Jerry P. & Maureen T. D’Avanzo Barbara A. David Lillian & Walter Dean Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Delsener Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer Mr. Giuseppe Derdelakos Diana & Mark Domin Paul † & Peggy Dufault Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dunn Mr. Roger Dye & Ms. Jeanne A. Bakale Edwin & Rosemarie Dyer Mrs. George D. Dzialak Dr. Leo & Mrs. Mira Eisenberg Dr. & Mrs. A. Bradley Eisenbrey Randall & Jill* Elder Mr. Lawrence Ellenbogen Donald & Marjory Epstein Dave & Sandy Eyl Ellie Farber Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Feldman Mr. & Mrs.† Anthony C. Fielek Dr. Thomas Filardo & Dr. Nora Zorich Mark & Loree Frank Kit & Dan Frohardt-Lane Sharyn & Alan Gallatin Mrs. Janet M. Garrett Stephanie Germack Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Gillette Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Golden Paul & Barbara Goodman Ms. Jacqueline Graham Mr. Luke Ponder & Dr. Darla Granger Dr. & Mrs. Joe L. Greene Dr. & Mrs. Steven Grekin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hage Robert & Elizabeth Hamel Mary & Preston Happel Randall L. & Nancy Caine Harbour Tina Harmon Mrs. Betty J. Harrell Cheryl A. Harvey Randall* & Kim Minasian Hawes Gerhardt A. Hein & Rebecca P. Hein Mr. & Mrs. Ross Herron Jeremiah* & Brooke Hess Mr. Donald & Marcia Hiruo James Hoogstra & Clark Heath Mr. Matthew Howell & Mrs. Julie Wagner Mr. F. Robert Hozian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Marshall L. Hutchinson Nicki* & Brian Inman Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Jaffe Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Janovsky Mr. John S. Johns

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Ms. Sydney Johnstone Mr. Paul Joliat Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jonna Mr. John Jullens Ellen Kahn Diane & John Kaplan Dr. Laura Katz & Dr. Jonathan Pasko Betsy & Joel Kellman June K. Kendall Frederic & Stephanie Keywell Mrs. Frances King Mr. & Mrs. William P. Kingsley Thomas & Linda Klein Mr. & Mrs. Ludvik F. Koci Ms. Margot Kohler Mr. David Kolodziej Mr. James Kors & Ms. Victoria King* Dr. Harry & Katherine Kotsis Robert C. & Margaret A. Kotz Barbara & Michael Kratchman Richard & Sally Krugel Dr. Arnold Kummerow Mr. & Mrs. Robert LaBelle Drs. Lisa & Scott Langenburg Ms. Sandra Lapadot Ms. Anne T. Larin Dr. Lawrence O. Larson The Dolores & Paul Lavins Foundation Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph LeRoy, Jr. Barbara & Carl Levin Drs. Donald & Diane Levine Arlene & John Lewis Ms. Carol Litka Daniel & Linda* Lutz Mrs. Sandra MacLeod Cis Maisel Margaret Makulski & James Bannan Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Manke, Jr. Mervyn & Elaine Manning Mr. Anthony Marek Maurice Marshall Dr. & Mrs. Richard Martella Dr. & Mrs. Peter M. McCann, M.D. Mr. Anthony R. McCree Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo McDonald Mr. John McFadden Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Meier Dr. & Mrs. David Mendelson Olga Sutaruk Meyer Thomas & Judith Mich Bruce & Mary Miller Dr. Susan & Mr. Stephen* Molina Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Moore Ms. A. Anne Moroun

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Mr. Frederick Morsches & Mr. Kareem George Drs. Barbara & Stephen Munk Ms. I. Surayyah R. Muwwakkil Joy & Allan Nachman Edward & Judith Narens Mariam C. Noland & James A. Kelly Ms. Gabrielle Poshadlo & Mr. Dennis Nulty* Katherine & Bruce Nyberg Dr. & Mrs. Dongwhan Oh Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T. O’Reilly Lila & Randall Pappal Mrs. Margot Parker Mrs. Sophie Pearlstein Noel & Patricia Peterson Kris & Ruth Pfaehler Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Pfahlert Benjamin B. Phillips Mr. Dave Phipps Dr. Klaudia Plawny-Lebenbom William H. & Wendy W. Powers Reimer & Rebecca Priester Charlene & Michael Prysak Jill M.* & Michael J. Rafferty Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rappleye Drs. Stuart & Hilary Ratner Drs. Yaddanapudi Ravindranath & Kanta Bhambhani Mr. & Mrs. Gerrit Reepmeyer Dr. Claude & Mrs. Sandra Reitelman Denise Reske Barbara Gage Rex

Ms. Linda Rodney Seth & Laura Romine Michael & Susan Rontal Mr.† & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mr. R. Desmond Rowan Jane & Curt Russell Linda & Leonard Sahn Mr. David Salisbury & Mrs. Terese Ireland Salisbury Dr. & Mrs. Hershel Sandberg Ms. Martha A. Scharchburg & Mr. Bruce Beyer Dr. Sandy Koltonow & Dr. Mary Schlaff Catherine & Dennis B. Schultz Sandy & Alan Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley G. Sears Mr. Merton J. Segal Nancy & Sam Shamie Shapero Foundation Dr. Les & Ellen Lesser Siegel Coco & Robert Siewert Mr. Norman Silk & Mr. Dale Morgan William & Cherie Sirois Dr. Cathryn & Mr. Daniel Skedel Dr. Gregory Stephens Barb & Clint Stimpson Nancy C. Stocking Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Stollman David Szymborski & Marilyn Sicklesteel Dorothy I. Tarpinian Shelley & Joel Tauber Dr. & Mrs. Howard Terebelo Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Thompson

Mr. Norman Thorpe Mr. & Mrs. James W. Throop Carol & Larry Tibbitts Mr. & Mrs. John P. Tierney Dr. Barry Tigay Paul & Emily Tobias Barbara & Stuart Trager Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Trudeau Mark & Janice Uhlig Amanda Van Dusen & Curtis Blessing Charles & Sally Van Dusen Dr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Wadle Captain Joseph F. Walsh, USN (Ret.) Mr. Michael A. Walch & Ms. Joyce Keller Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton Mr. Patrick Webster Mr. Herman Weinreich Lawrence & Idell Weisberg Ambassador & Mrs. Ronald N. Weiser Janis & William Wetsman/The Wetsman Foundation Barbara & David Whittaker Ms. Anne Wilczak Beverly & Barry Williams Dr. M. Roy & Mrs. Jacqueline Wilson Rissa & Sheldon Winkelman Mr. Mark Wojtas Mr. Jonathan Wolman & Mrs. Deborah Lamm Cathy Cromer Wood Ms. Andrea L. Wulf Margaret S. York Four who wish to remain anonymous

Giving of $1,500 and more Joshua & Judith Adler Dr. & Mrs. Gary S. Assarian Dr. & Dr. Brian Bachynski Ms. Jane Bolender Mr. & Mrs. J. Bora Ms. Nadia Boreiko Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burstein Dr. & Mrs. Glenn B. Carpenter David & Michelle Carroll Don & Kim Clapham Mrs. Elizabeth & Mr. C. Howard Crane Dr. & Mrs. Adnan S. Dajani Mr. & Mrs. Alfred J. Darold Gordon & Elaine Didier Mr. Patrick Doig Mr. & Mrs. Henry Eckfeld Mr. Howard O. Emorey Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lois Gilmore Ruth & Al Glancy Mr. Donald Guertin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Harding Fran & Howard Heicklen Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hillegonds Ms. Elizabeth Ingraham Ms. Nadine Jakobowski Mr. Arthur Johns

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Robert & Sandra Johnson Carol & Rick Johnston Ms. Ida King Mr. James Kirby Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Kleiman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Klimko Mr. & Mrs. Victor Kochajda/Teal Electric Co. Mr. & Mrs. Kosch Mr. & Mrs. William Kroger, Jr. Mr. Michael Kuhne Dr. Myron & Joyce LaBan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lieberman Mr. & Mrs. Brian Meer Ms. Florence Morris Mr. & Mrs. Germano Mularoni Ms. Deborah Parker Dr.† & Mrs. Terry Podolsky Mrs. Janet Pounds Mr. Ronald Puchalski Drs. Renato & Daisy Ramos Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rapson Mrs. Hope Raymond Mr. Paul Robertson & Mrs. Cheryl Robertson Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Rose Mr. James Rose Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Hugh C. Ross

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Mr. & Mrs. George Roumell Nancy J. Salden Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Schlack Mr. Steve Secrest Mr. & Mrs. William C. Shenefelt Mr. Lawrence Shoffner Ms. Margo Shulman Zon Shumway Ms. Claudia Sills Mr. Ariel Simon Mr. Mark Sims & Ms. Elaine Fieldman Ralph & Peggy Skiano Mr. Michael J. Smith & Mrs. Mary C. Williams Dr. & Mrs. Choichi Sugawa Ms. Joyce Sutherland David & Lila Tirsell Mr. Jim Van Eizenga William & Sandra Vanover Peter & Carol Walters Mr. Barry Webster Ms. Beverly Weidendorf Ms. Janet Weir Rudolf E. Wilhelm Fund Frank & Ruth Zinn Two who wish to remain anonymous

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CORPORATE PARTNERS $500,000 and more

JIM NICHOLSON CEO, PVS Chemicals

$200,000 and more

GERARD M. ANDERSON LYNETTE DOWLER President, Chairman President, and CEO, DTE Energy DTE Energy Corporation Foundation

SERGIO MARCHIONNE Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

SHANE KARR President, FCA Foundation

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JAMES VELLA President, Ford Motor Company Fund

MARY BARRA Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company

TERRY RHADIGAN Executive secondary - for use on dark backgrounds Director, Global Communications

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RICHARD L. DeVORE Regional President, PNC Bank, Detroit and Southeast Michigan

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KEITH J. ALLMANN President and CEO, MASCO Corporation

Lear Corporation Macy’s Michigan Ear Institute MGM Grand Detroit Rock Ventures, LLC Varnum LLP Wico Metal Products Wolverine Packing Company SPRING 2018


$10,000 and more Amerisure Insurance Creative Benefit Solutions, LLC Denso International America, Inc. Edibles Rex Fifth Third Bank Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss Laskaris-Jamett Advisors of Raymond James Rocket Fiber Suburban Collection UBS Financial Services Inc. Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

$5,000 and more American International Group Aptiv Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Coffee Express Roasting Company Dickinson Wright LLP EY Grant Thornton LLP PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Schaerer Architextural Interiors Yessian Music

$1,000 and more Arkay-Walker Paint Company Darling Bolt Company Delta Dental Plan of Michigan HEM Data Corporation The Harmon Group Hotel St. Regis Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC Lakeside Ophthalmology Center Madison Electric Company Michigan First Credit Union Morgan Stanley Oswald Companies Plante and Moran, PLLC Planterra PSLZ, LLP RBC

SUPPORT FROM FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS Giving of $500,000 and more The William M. Davidson Foundation Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation Giving of $250,000 & more Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Dresner Foundation Hudson-Webber Foundation The Kresge Foundation McGregor Fund The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Giving of $100,000 & more Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Richard C. Devereaux Foundation Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Ford Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Giving of $50,000 & more Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation

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League of American Orchestras Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Matilda R. Wilson Fund

Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation Sigmund & Sophie Rohlik Foundation Mary Thompson Foundation

Giving of $25,000 & more Childrens Hospital of Michigan DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Eleanor & Edsel Ford Fund Henry Ford II Fund Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation Giving of $10,000 & more Marjorie & Maxwell Jospey Foundation Myron P. Leven Foundation Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation Moroun Family Foundation Sage Foundation Giving of $5,000 & more Benson & Edith Ford Fund Global Village Charitable Trust The Alice Kales Hartwick Foundation

Giving of $1,000 & more Charles M. Bauervic Foundation Frank & Gertrude Dunlap Foundation Clarence & Jack Himmel Fund James & Lynelle Holden Fund Josephine Kleiner Foundation Ludwig Foundation Fund Aline Underhill Orten Foundation The Loraine & Melinese Reuter Foundation Save Our Symphony Leslie & Regene Schmier Foundation Louis & Nellie Sieg Foundation Sills Foundation Samuel L. Westerman Foundation Schwartz Family Foundation Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. Young Woman’s Home Association One who wishes to remain anonymous

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TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT The Detroit Symphony Orchestra would like to especially thank those who have made extraordinary multi-year gifts for general operations, endowment, capital improvements, and named chairs, ensembles or programs since the start of Blueprint 2023, our ten-year plan, in 2013.

FOUNDING FAMILIES Julie & Peter Cummings The Davidson-Gerson Family and the William Davidson Foundation The Richard C. Devereaux Foundation The Fisher Family and the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Stanley & Judy Frankel and the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation Danialle & Peter Karmanos, Jr. James B. & Ann V. Nicholson and PVS Chemicals, Inc. Clyde & Helen Wu†

CHAMPIONS Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Alonzo Mandell & Madeleine Berman Foundation Penny & Harold Blumenstein Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden DTE Energy Foundation

The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher Ford Motor Company Fund Mr. & Mrs.+ Morton E. Harris John S. and James L. Knight Foundation The Kresge Foundation Mrs. Bonnie Larson Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation Herman & Sharon Frankel Ruth & Al Glancy

Bud & Nancy Liebler Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation David & Valerie McCammon Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ms. Deborah Miesel Shari & Craig Morgan The Polk Family Bernard & Eleanor Robertson Stephen M. Ross Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen

LEADERS Dr. William F. Pickard Jack+ & Aviva Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Alan E. Schwartz Paul & Terese Zlotoff

NOTABLE PROJECT SUPPORT The Detroit Symphony Orchestra acknowledges the following partners for their support of exceptional projects, partnerships, and performances that boldly advance the DSO’s mission to be a leader in the world of classical music. Young pianists will soon be able to participate in the DSO’s Wu Family Academy for Learning and Engagement and Civic Youth Ensembles thanks to the generous support of Bob and Martie Sachs. Their gift to establish the Bea and Harry Shapiro Fund for Keyboard Education will allow the DSO to offer dedicated piano classes and training labs, as well as a designated DSO musician to coach chamber ensembles, and scholarship support to ensure comprehensive music education is accessible to all students. The DSO is excited to recognize and encourage teacher excellence and creativity in serving Detroit students through the Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition webcast series and The Berman Teacher of the Year Award. Thanks to the continued support of The Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, the DSO will award two educators in Detroit with classroom visits from DSO musicians, tickets and transportation for their classes to attend a future Educational Concert Series performance at Orchestra Hall, and cash prizes, to encourage additional educators to incorporate the webcast and concert guide materials in their classrooms. This past March, DSO musicians had the opportunity to perform works by Jewish composers murdered during 46

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the Holocaust for an audience at the Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibition Sifting through Ashes by artist Bruce Gendelman. This evening of music and art was made possible through a generous gift by Julie and Peter Cummings and was aimed at honoring the masterworks of the past while educating audiences of today. Thanks to the generous support of Judith Ginsberg and the Dr. Myron Ginsberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, two deserving students have scholarships to participate in the DSO’s Civic Jazz Orchestra this year. Through funds like this the DSO can further its efforts to cultivate every student’s artistic and creative potential through rewarding musical experiences while continuing to develop meaningful skills outside of the arts. DSO musicians are on the move and performing for patrons at upcoming 2018 Musical Feasts. Long time DSO supporters Janet & Norman Ankers, Lori & Lawrence Rapp, and Deborah & Michael Savoie will open their homes for these special performances allowing guests to experience the exquisite artistry of the DSO’s musicians in a unique way. Thanks to the hosts and to the musicians, who are donating their services, all proceeds from the Musical Feasts will benefit the DSO and its efforts to embrace and inspire communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. † Deceased

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TRIBUTE GIFTS Gifts received January 1 to March 31, 2018 Tribute gifts to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are made to honor accomplishments, celebrate occasions, and pay respect in memory or reflection. These gifts support current season projects, partnerships and performances such as DSO concerts, education programs, free community concerts and family programming. For information about making a tribute gift, please call 313.576.5114 or visit dso.org/donate.

In Memory of Mrs. Gerry Palmer Coon Mary Lorimer In Honor of Walt Dissett Jeffrey Antaya

In Memory of Maxwell Nadis Sara Nadis In Memory of Joan C. O’Brien John J. O’Brien In Memory of Michael Rothgery David Altman Salvador & Inge Bricio Richard Frankel Louis Kilgore Donald & Patricia MacQuarrie Claire & Lawrence Michelini Judith K White

In Memory of Margaret Feringa Nancy Burrows Kenneth & Janet Davis

In Memory of Roger Van Weelden

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MA XIMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE OFFERINGS PRIORITY SERVICE FOR OUR MEMBERS Subscribers and donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more annually receive priority assistance. Just visit the Patron Services Center on the second floor of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Atrium for help with tickets, exchanges, donations, or any other DSO needs. HERMAN AND SHARON FRANKEL DONOR LOUNGE Governing Members who make a gift of $3,000 or more annually enjoy complimentary beverages, appetizers, and desserts in the Donor Lounge, open 90 minutes prior to each concert through the end of intermission. For more information on becoming a Governing Member, contact Leslie Groves at 313.576.5451 or lgroves@dso.org. DINE AT THE DSO Located on the second floor of Orchestra Hall, Paradise Lounge is open prior to most concerts and features gourmet dinners, decadent desserts, classic cocktails, small production wines, and craft beers. Bars are available throughout the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center prior to concerts and during intermission. For your convenience, you may place your beverage orders pre-concert and your drink will be waiting for you at intermission. GIFT CERTIFICATES Give friends and loved ones a gift that ignites their soul — the experience of a DSO performance. Gift certificates are available in any denomination and may be used toward the purchase of DSO concert tickets. Visit the DSO Box Office or call 313.576.5111 for more information. RENT THE MAX Elegant and versatile, the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center is an ideal setting for a variety of events and performances: weddings, 48

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corporate gatherings, meetings, concerts, and more. Visit dso.org/rent or call 313.576.5065 for more information. SENNHEISER MOBILE CONNECT Hearing impaired patrons have access to a new WiFi enabled Sennheiser MobileConnect system for hearing assistance during concerts. Patrons are welcome to download the Sennheiser MobileConnect App on their personal Bluetooth devices or request a complimentary device available at the Patron Services Desk. Headphones are also available at the Patron Services Desk for patron use with personal or complimentary devices. Made possible the Michigan Ear Institute, the Sennheiser Mobile Connect system streams audio content via WiFi live and in clear quality directly to your device. MobileConnect consists of a streaming server and a specific wireless LAN router. The system provides a closed network that users can connect to from their smartphone. The selected audio data are transferred to the device via the MobileConnect multi-channel app, thus enabling users to play the content conveniently through headphones. Simply download and install the MobileConnect App, connect to MobileConnect WiFi (available only in Orchestra Hall), use the “Personal Hearing Assistant” to adjust your sound, and enjoy!

POLICIES PHOTOGRAPHY Photography can be distracting to musicians and audience members, so please be cautious and respectful if you wish to take photos. Note that flash photography, video recording, and cameras with detachable lenses are strictly prohibited. PARKING Valet parking is available for most concerts for $12, with vehicle drop-off and pick-up on Parsons Street. Donor valet and pick-up SPRING 2018


(available to patrons who give $7,500 annually) is available at the stage door behind the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Parking is available for $8 in the Orchestra Place Parking Structure located on Parsons Street, with overflow in a nearby DSO lot. Handicap accessible parking is also available. Other parking options include Woodward Gardens on Woodward Avenue near Alexandrine Street, and Wayne State University Parking near Whole Foods on John R Street. The DSO offers shuttle bus service to Coffee Concerts from select locations for $15. Please call 313.576.5130 for more information. ACCESSIBILITY Handicap parking is available in the Orchestra Place Parking Structure for patrons with applicable permits. There are elevators, barrier-free restrooms, and accessible seating in all areas of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Security personnel are available at all entrances to help patrons requiring extra assistance in and out of vehicles. Hearing assistance devices are also available. Please see the House Manager or any usher for additional assistance. A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT The DSO is pleased to offer a smoke-free environment at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Patrons who wish to smoke must do so outside the building. This policy also applies to electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers. An outdoor patio is also available on the second level of the Atrium Lobby. HOUSE AND SEATING POLICIES All patrons must have a ticket to attend concerts at the Max M. &Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, including children. The Max opens two hours prior to most DSO concerts. Most Classical Series concerts feature free preconcert talks or performances in Orchestra Hall for all ticket holders. The DSO makes dso.org

every attempt to begin concerts on time. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the music at the discretion of the house staff. Patrons who leave the hall before or during a piece will be reseated after the piece is completed. Latecomers may watch the performance on closed circuit television in the Atrium. Please silence cell phones, alarms, and other electronic devices. Patrons should speak to the House Manager to make special arrangements to receive emergency phone calls during a performance. EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE In the event of an emergency, locate the nearest exit sign and listen for announcements on the PA system. Please follow the directions of Orchestra Hall ushers and staff. For safety reasons, everyone should leave in an orderly fashion and please remain calm. Guests with disabilities will be escorted to the nearest exits by an usher. Elevators will not operate during an evacuation. Once you exit the building, proceed as far away from the premises as possible. Thank you for being prepared to respond calmly in the event of an emergency. CONCERT CANCELLATIONS The DSO rarely cancels concerts. In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, please visit dso.org, call the Box Office at 313.576.5111, or check the DSO’s social media pages for updates and information. Patrons will be notified of exchange options. The DSO is unable to offer refunds. CHILDREN Children are welcome at all DSO concerts provided they have a ticket and are supervised by an adult. Parents should review the program to determine whether it is appropriate for their child and speak with their child about the concert experience in advance. Please contact the DSO Box Office if you have any questions. DSO PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE 49


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Dennis Rottell Stage Manager

Anne Parsons President and CEO James B. and Ann V. Nicholson Chair

Leslie Karr Executive Assistant to the Music Director

Jill Elder Vice President and Chief Development Officer Linda Lutz Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Erik Rรถnmark Vice President and General Manager Joy Crawford Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Elaine Curvin Executive Assistant to the Vice President and CDO Caitlin Bush Advancement Relations Associate

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS

Patrick Peterson Manager of Orchestra Personnel

ADVANCEMENT

Nelson Rodriguez Parada General Manager of Training Ensembles Clare Valenti Manager of Community Engagement Debora Kang Manager of Education Programs

Jill Rafferty Senior Director, Advancement

Kiersten Alcorn Community Engagement Coordinator

INDIVIDUAL & INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

Mickayla Chapman Training Ensembles Recruitment and Operations Coordinator

Chelsea Kotula Advancement Officer Marah Casey Advancement Officer Leslie Groves Major Gift Officer

STEWARDSHIP Bree Kneisler Associate Director of Campaign and Stewardship

ARTISTIC PLANNING

Jacqueline Garner Stewardship Manager

Jessica Ruiz Director of Artistic Planning

Will Broner Advancement Services Coordinator

Christopher Harrington Managing Director of Paradise Jazz Series/Managing Director & Curator of @ The Max

Ashley Handy Stewardship Coordinator Juanda Pack Advancements Benefits Concierge

FACILITY OPERATIONS Dan Saunders Director of Facilities Management Clarence Burnett Maintenance Supervisor Frederico Augustin Facility Engineer Matt Deneka Maintenance Technician Martez Duncan Maintenance Technician William Guilbault Maintenance Technician Crystal King Maintenance Technician Daniel Speights Maintenance Technician

Christina Biddle Popular and Special Programs Coordinator

COMMUNICATIONS

Greg Schimizzi Chief of Security

Catherine Miller Artistic Coordinator

Matthew Carlson Director of Communications and Media Relations

Edward John Assistant Chief of Security

LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL

Teresa Alden Digital Communications Manager

Marc Geelhoed Director of Digital Initiatives

Ben Breuninger Public Relations Coordinator

ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

Emily Carter Communications Coordinator

Kathryn Ginsburg Orchestra Manager Heather Hart Rochon Director of Orchestra Personnel

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Melvin Dismukes Security Officer Norris Jackson Security Officer Ronald Martin Security Officer Johnnie Scott Security Officer

Caen Thomason-Redus Senior Director of Community & Learning

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FINANCE Jeremiah Hess Senior Director of Accounting & Finance Sandra Mazza Senior Accountant Dawn Kronell Senior Accountant Michelle Wisler Payroll and Benefits Accountant

HUMAN RESOURCES Denise Ousley Human Resources Director

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Jody Harper Director of Information Technology Ra’Jon Taylor Application Administrator Michelle Koning Web Manager

PATRON DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT Nicki Inman Senior Director of Patron Development & Engagement

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Michael Frisco Director of Audience Development James Sabatella Group Sales Manager Sharon Gardner Carr Assistant Manager of Tessitura and Ticketing Operations

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Lori Cairo Front of House Manager Sarah Osen Audience Development Manager Annick Busch Patron Loyalty Coordinator LaHeidra Marshall Audience Development Coordinator

CATERING AND RETAIL SERVICES Christina Williams Director of Catering and Retail Services Chris Skillingstad Executive Chef Brent Foster Assistant Catering Manager Nate Richter Bar Manager Justine Smith Retail Manager

EVENTS AND RENTALS Catherine Deep Manager of Events and Rentals Ashley Powers Event Sales Representative Stephanie McClung Coordinator of Event Sales & Administration

PATRON SALES AND SERVICE Molly Fidler Manager, Patron Sales & Service Michelle Marshall Assistant Manager, Patron Sales & Service Tommy Tatti Lead Ticketing Specialist

EDITOR Ben Breuninger bbreuninger@dso.org 313.576.5196 PUBLISHER Echo Publications, Inc. Thomas Putters PROGRAM NOTES ANNOTATOR Charles Greenwell (Unless otherwise noted) DSO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 Phone: 313.576.5100 Fax: 313.576.5101 DSO Box Office: 313.576.5111 Box Office Fax: 313.576.5109 Rental Info: 313.576.5050 Email: info@dso.org Website: dso.org For group ticket sales (groups of 10 or more), please contact James Sabatella, Group Sales Manager, at 313.576.5130 or jsabatella@dso.org. Subscribe to our e-newsletter via our website to receive updates and special offers. To advertise in Performance, please call 248.582.9690. To report an emergency during a concert, call 313.576.5199. To make special arrangements to receive emergency phone calls during a concert, ask for the house manager. Activities of the DSO are made possible in part with the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS & EVENTS

CLASSICAL SERIES

WILLIAM DAVIDSON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES

BEETHOVEN’S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO

PROKOFIEV’S 2ND VIOLIN CONCERTO

John Storgårds, conductor Louis Lortie, piano

Eric Jacobsen, conductor Alexi Kenney, violin

Thu., May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 4 at 10:45 a.m. Sat., May 5 at 8 p.m.

Thu., May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in W. Bloomfield Fri., May 18 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth Sat., May 19 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills Sun., May 20 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

NIELSEN  An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 3 RAUTAVAARA  Cantus Arcticus SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 7

PNC POPS SERIES

THE DOO WOP PROJECT Michelle Merrill, conductor

TINY TOTS CONCERT SERIES

Fri., May 18 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Sat., May 19 at 8 p.m. Sun., May 20 at 3 p.m.

GEMINI PRESENTS GOOD MISCHIEF Sat., May 5 at 10 a.m. in The Cube

YOUNG PEOPLE’S FAMILY CONCERT SERIES

CLASSICAL SERIES

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 6

MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE CLASSICAL KIDS LIVE!® Michelle Merrill, conductor Sat., May 5 at 11 a.m.

WILLIAM DAVIDSON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES

WILLIAM TELL & THE ITALIAN SCHUBERT Speranza Scappucci, conductor

Leonard Slatkin, conductor Jennifer Koh, violin Fri., May 25 at 10:45 a.m. Sat., May 26 at 8 p.m. Sun., May 27 at 3 p.m.

ROSHANNE ETEZADY  Diamond Rain (World Premiere) CHRIS CERRONE  Violin Concerto (World Premiere) TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6

Thu., May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield Fri., May 11 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township Sun., May 13 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

CLASSICAL SERIES

PARADISE JAZZ SERIES Sat., May 12 at 8 p.m.

Thu., May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jun. 1 at 10:45 a.m. Sat., Jun. 2 at 8 p.m.

NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron returns with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms.

JARED MILLER  Luster (World Premiere) CHOPIN  Piano Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring

KENNY BARRON

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THE RITE OF SPRING Leonard Slatkin, conductor Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Live from Orchestra Hall

SPRING 2018


TICKETS & INFO

313 . 576 . 5111 dso.org

CLASSICAL SERIES

DSO PRESENTS

Leonard Slatkin, conductor Othalie Graham, soprano Jonathan Burton, tenor Guanqun Yu, soprano • Hao Jiang Tian, bass

Honoring Penny & Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin

PUCCINI’S TURANDOT

HEROES GALA AND BENEFIT CONCERT Sat., Jun. 23 at 6 p.m.

PUCCINI  Turandot

Teddy Abrams, conductor For more info contact Jacqueline Garner at 313.576.5120

PARADISE JAZZ SERIES

SUMMER

Sat., Jun. 9 at 8 p.m.

Chelsea Tipton II, conductor

Fri., Jun. 8 at 8 p.m. Sun., Jun. 10 at 3 p.m.

A NIGHT IN BRAZIL WITH IVAN LINS PNC POPS SERIES

MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER Michelle Merrill, conductor Wed., June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

PNC POPS SERIES

HOLLYWOOD HITS

Robert Bernhardt, conductor Fri., Jun. 15 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Sat., Jun. 16 at 8 p.m. Sun., Jun. 17 at 3 p.m.

WILLIAM DAVIDSON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES

BRAHMS & DVOŘÁK

Christoph König, conductor Veronika Eberle, violin Thu., Jun. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield Fri., Jun. 22 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township Sun., Jun. 24 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

BLACHER  Variations on a Theme of Paganini DVOŘÁK  Violin Concerto BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4 dso.org

26TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO AMERICA Sat., Jun. 30 at 8:30 p.m. Sun., Jul. 1 at 8:30 p.m. Tue., Jul. 3 at 8:30 p.m. Wed., Jul. 4 at 8:30 p.m. At Greenfield Village / The Henry Ford

A classic Independence Day celebration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Grounds open at 6 p.m. SUMMER

DSO AT FORD HOUSE Joshua Gersen, conductor Fri., Jul. 13 at 8 p.m. Sat., Jul. 14 at 8 p.m.

Celebrate summer with a magical evening of music on the lakeside lawn of the enchanting estate with fireworks. WILLIAM DAVIDSON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES

MENDELSSOHN’S FIRST Michelle Merrill, conductor Sarah Shafer, soprano

Thu., Jul. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in W. Bloomfield Fri., Jul. 20 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth Sat., Jul. 21 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills Sun., Jul. 22 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe DSO PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE 53


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