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TABLE OF CONTENTS FROM YOUR SYMPHONY & CHORALE From the Board President......................................................................................................... 7 From the Executive Director...................................................................................................... 8 From the Music Director.......................................................................................................... 10 Music Director Biography........................................................................................................ 11 2021-2022 Orchestra Personnel.............................................................................................. 13 2021-2022 Board of Directors & Staff..................................................................................... 14 Midland Symphony Guild........................................................................................................ 16 Odessa Symphony Guild.......................................................................................................... 17 Ticket Pricing............................................................................................................................ 20 Music Education....................................................................................................................... 37

OUR SEASON 2021-2022 Season .................................................................................................................. 18 Get The Picture ....................................................................................................................... 22 “Imagine” The Music of the Beatles with Jeans ‘n Classics.................................................... 34 Concierto De Amor.................................................................................................................. 40 Sounds of the Season.............................................................................................................. 50

OUR ENSEMBLES MOSC Chamber Ensembles..................................................................................................... 12 2021-2022 Chamber Concerts................................................................................................ 21

OUR CONTRIBUTORS / DONORS 2021-2022 Sponsors................................................................................................................ 52 2021-2022 Fund Drive Contributors....................................................................................... 53 Endowment Fund Contributors............................................................................................... 57 Advertiser Index....................................................................................................................... 74



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FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT Welcome to tonight’s performance. As we celebrate our 59th season, you and your guests are greatly appreciated. Without you, our patrons, the mission of MOSC could not be fulfilled. Delivering amazing music is both a joy and calling for our professionals. I cannot continue without recognizing the challenge our entire community and certainly our symphony has endured for over much of two years. The COVID-19 crisis shut down virtually all our society. Arts organizations and performers hit a virtual brick-wall as all work stopped. We are proud to say that MOSC became a leader in both maintaining safe standards and navigating a path forward. Although concerts were cancelled, once a safe strategy was developed to perform again, MOSC became a leader while returning to live performances. Congratulations to the musicians and staff for courage and innovation. Keeping Music Live! Our symphony is the premier performing arts organization in West Texas. We are a professional orchestra with artists both local and from across the nation. From the strings & woodwinds to the brass & percussionists the music professionals of MOSC endeavor to provide a unique experience to each of you. The Masterworks Series plus Pops & Family Series concerts provide eight big events in the world-class Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The show would not be complete without Maestro Gary Lewis leading the way. Beyond the eight primary concerts per year, six ensemble chamber concerts are held across our community led by our principal musicians. Education is a continuing priority of MOSC. Thousands of students annually attend program concerts and musical knowledge is shared to our next generation. Although COVID-19 halted vocal group performances across the world, we proudly announce the return of our Chorale and Voices of the Permian Basin Youth Choir. Thank you to the sponsors, donors, and patrons of MOSC. Because of the generosity of our community, live music is a reality for our area. Enjoy the show! Thomas W. Elrod 2021-2022 President MOSC Board of Directors



FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It is time for a victory lap. Over the past year+, the challenges that every symphony faced were extraordinary. Amid a deadly pandemic and global lockdowns, many arts organizations throughout the United States closed their doors, moved almost exclusively to online streaming, or completely overhauled their seasons. The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale chose patience and perseverance. We waited so that we had the most amount of data, insight, and understanding to ensure the best decision was made for our community. And we remained flexible, nimbly adjusting our strategies to the ever-changing circumstances of an evolving pandemic. I liken our approach to last year’s season as an orchestra’s closing fermata: increasing in dynamic, holding until the last perfect moment leading to that beautiful collective release. If you have ever experienced that moment as a performer, then you know that it requires a great deal of maturity, trust, and discipline from everyone involved. The MOSC was able to pull off a massive “closing fermata” with aplomb because we had the help and support of so many: our musicians, Maestro Gary Lewis, the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center staff, the Midland and Odessa Symphony Guilds, volunteers, patrons and donors, our local arts organizations, and the Board of Directors. We did it. We were able to keep musicians and staff employed. We rallied our strongest efforts to do what others dared not: We navigated through a dangerous pandemic and provided live musical performances in a safe setting to help bring moments of enjoyment and respite to the lives of music enthusiasts. A playbook designed to weather a crisis can often lead to some brilliant outcomes. Initially, we had no choice but to cancel or postpone some concerts. But that did not keep our musicians from interacting with their community through alternative media. We embraced broadcast streaming, but only to ensure that we found a way to participate in the education of our local students. When we had to, we did change parts of the season, but it led to a brilliant showcasing of the immense talent and flexibility of our symphony. As we move forward, we will make a point to share some of the stories you may not know. Buried in our efforts exist anecdotes about bell covers, conductor-less concerts, new collaborations, strengthened friendships, and terrific music! But we also look toward our future as we approach a milestone 60th Season in 2022-2023. Your loyal presence at tonight’s live performance is part of the magic that MOSC holds dear and remains committed toward honoring. So welcome to a rejuvenated, bold, and vibrant 59th Season! You won’t want to miss any part of what we have in store for you. Let’s go. Ethan Wills Executive Director


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FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Greetings! We are so grateful to have been able to perform for you last season, albeit on a limited basis, during the pandemic. With the promise of a return to “normal” this coming season we cannot wait to share an incredible season of great music with you in an even more robust format! Many of the coming seasons’ programs were originally scheduled to be performed during last season and we are very excited to finally bring them to you now. We’ll open in September with a perennial audience favorite, Mussorgsky’s vivid Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel. Pianist, Lei Weng, will share the stage performing Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F, and we’ll kickoff the program with Michigan composer, Roshanne Etezady’s colorful Diamond Rain. Our friends, Jeans ‘n Classics, will join us in October for an amazing program featuring the music of The Beatles. In another program we had planned to bring you last year, Texas soprano and runner-up on season four of America’s Got Talent, Bárbara Padilla, will join us in November to bring you an eclectic program of Latin classics, popular tunes and opera arias. And in December, plan to join us for our annual celebration to get the holiday season going in the Basin, Sounds of the Season! In January we’ll feature not one, but two of our own MOSC musicians as featured soloists when harpist, Vincent Pierce, and former principal flutist, Melissa Graham Hansen, join together for Mozart’s brilliant Concerto for Flute and Harp. We’ll start the program with an electric work by Jessie Montgomery called "Strum" and finish with the glorious Symphony No. 3 by Franz Schubert. March brings a special “Texas Tribute,” an exclusive program celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the beloved television program, Texas Country Reporter, narrated live by Bob and Kelli Phillips, and presenting Texas history, culture and humor, all accompanied by the orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Fourth Symphony headlines the masterworks program in April along with Harumi Rhodes, violinist in the acclaimed Takács Quartet, performing Florence Price’s Second Violin Concerto. And finally, in May, we’ll bring the season to a rousing close with an out-of-this-world program featuring two epic works: John Williams’ "Star Wars Suite" and The Planets by Gustav Holst, accompanied by an incredible video presentation. We all have learned to never take for granted the privilege of sharing great music in a worldclass concert hall like the Wagner Noël. As I wrote last year, the arts have often used their economic impact to justify their existence, but behind that argument lie real social needs. Great music moves us in a way mere words cannot. It provides the reassurance of narrative, the peace of contemplation and - most of all - the power of community, experiences that can be hard to define but which the pandemic made us realize more fully. Vancouver singer/ songwriter Dan Mangan said “What is fulfilling about the arts is not necessarily the art itself but the way it connects us all.” Come celebrate with us and experience the thrilling music we have planned for you. And bring some friends! As we approach the 60th season of the MOSC, our communities need and deserve, more than ever, the thriving, professional orchestra we have built together. It is with your help and support that we will continue to pursue our mission to enrich lives in West Texas through great music. I look forward to meeting you at the concert! Gary Lewis Music Director & Conductor Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra


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GARY LEWIS MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR Gary Lewis is the Music Director and Conductor of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra. This is his 15th year with the orchestra and his 14th as Music Director. He is also Director of Orchestral Studies and the Bob and Judy Charles Professor of Conducting in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program. Mr. Lewis is equally at home with professional, university, and youth ensembles. In addition to his regular posts with the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra and the University of Colorado Boulder, he serves as Principal Guest Conductor for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and was the founding Artistic Director of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras. He has also appeared with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra (Chengdu, China), the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Western Plains Opera Theater. Lewis served as the Resident Conductor of the Pine Mountain Music Festival (opera and symphonic) for seven years and was the founding conductor of the Caprock Pro Musica. His work with summer music festivals has also been noteworthy including the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Pine Mountain Music Festival (opera and symphonic) and Rocky Ridge Music Center. At CU Boulder Mr. Lewis also leads the graduate program in orchestral conducting including both the masters and doctoral level. His former students are currently enjoying success as conductors with professional orchestras and opera companies, university and public school ensembles, and youth orchestras. As a strong advocate of music education, Mr. Lewis has presented many in-service workshops for public school educators, as well as numerous presentations at state and regional music education association conferences. In addition, he has conducted All-State Orchestras and Bands in over 20 states along with the ASTA National Honor Orchestra and the Honor Orchestra of America. In 2010 Mr. Lewis became the founding Artistic Director of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and he continues to serve as conductor of the Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lewis is also a strong proponent of new music. He has been instrumental in the development and production of contemporary music festivals and his interest in new music has led him to collaborations with composers such as Dan Kellogg, Carter Pann, George Crumb, William Bolcom, John Harbison, Chen Yi, Michael Daugherty, Stephen Paulus, and many others. Gary Lewis is a Yamaha Master Educator.



MOSC CHAMBER ENSEMBLES For information regarding instrumental teachers, or to hire an ensemble, please contact MOSC at 432-563-0921 or

Permian Basin String Quartet The Permian Basin String Quartet is the resident string quartet of MOSC and is comprised of the principal string players of the orchestra. The quartet members have developed a loyal audience and a reputation as a leading ensemble in the Permian Basin.

Lone Star Brass The Lone Star Brass presents concerts that display the consummate technical skill of each performer and the expertise involved in working together as an ensemble. From New York to New Mexico, this seasoned ensemble offers programs of classical music, jazz, original works, and even opera. They perform to have fun, and it rubs off on their audiences at each and every concert. Don’t miss the annual Lone Star Brass Christmas Concert!

West Texas Winds As the resident woodwind quintet of MOSC, the West Texas Winds are active throughout the year presenting audiences young and old with performances full of energy and refinement. The ensemble has a significant repertoire of classic standard woodwind quintets and groundbreaking new music, having presented both U.S. and world-premiere performances by living composers from around the globe. West Texas Winds are always working to present something new and exciting to their listeners.


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MOSC 2021-2022 ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor


Sarah Cranor, Acting Concertmaster & Principal Second Endowed in memory of Dorothy Croft by the Midland Symphony Guild Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Acting Concertmaster & Principal Second Ana María Quintero Muñoz, Assistant Concertmaster Laurel Lawshae, Associate Principal Kevin Crutchfield Romina Dimock Sarah Figueroa Nikesha Hailey-Hicks Amanda Hernandez Lowell Hohstadt Saikat Karmakar Bruno Lunkes Karen McAfee Robert Meinecke Turner Partain Karim Ayala Pool Abi Rhoades Jason Snider Ariya Tai Erin E. Weber


Conrad Sclar, Principal Endowed by Mary de Compiegne & Rosalind Redfern Grover Laura Peña, Associate Principal Mara Arredondo Beau Garza Kathy Hohstadt Gil Jarvis Miriam Oddie


Mark Morton, Principal Bill DeLavan, Associate Principal Christopher Arcy Endowed in memory of Mary June Rasmussen by Mr. Kenneth Anderson and Dr. Anne Acreman, MD Alissa Stepro


Lyndsay Eiben, Acting Principal Kate Martin, Associate Principal Julia Barnett, Piccolo


Caryn Crutchfield, Principal Abby Yeakle Held, Associate Principal Ann Hankins


Chris Chance, Principal Tyler Webster, Associate Principal & E-flat Mande Gragg, Bass Clarinet


Philip Hill, Principal Bill Harden, Associate Principal


Sonja K. Millichamp, Co-Principal Scott Millichamp, Co-Principal Norma Binam


Eric Baker, Co-Principal Ben Fairfield, Co-Principal Endowed in honor of Michael J. Santorelli by Karen & Spencer Beal John Irish


John E. Elizondo, Principal Darin Cash

BASS TROMBONE Jon James, Principal


Kevin Young, Principal


Tim Mabrey, Principal


Erin Martysz Thies, Principal Jacob Adam Garcia Matt Richards


Vincent Pierce, Principal


LuAnn Lane, Principal Endowed in honor of Shari Santorelli by Karen & Spencer Beal


Amy Huzjak, Principal Endowed in memory of Walter Osadchuk by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Miller Danny Mar, Associate Principal Ilia De la Rosa Aurelia Rocha David Thomas




Thomas W. Elrod, President Carolina Keith, Executive Vice President Patrick Canty, Immediate Past President Jessica Waller, Vice President Fundraising Mark Germer CPA, Vice President Finance Dee Anna Arellano, Vice President Sponsorships Sophie Edwards, Secretary


Dr. Sophia Andres Steven Dojahn Dr. Nnamdi Ezenyi Maridell Fryar Dr. Aaron Hawley Sharon Humphreys Amy Huzjak Melanie Lively

Scott Long Connie May Diann McKee Megan Pausé Betty Ann Prentice Robin Richey Stephanie Rivas Floyd Rountree

Deb Shaw Gregory Smith Kelli Stone Julian Whitley Melissa Wicker


Mrs. Leland Croft (dec’d) Mrs. James A. Fowler (dec’d) Mr. Don Williams (dec’d) Mr. Josh H. Parr (dec’d) Mrs. Ellen Noël (dec’d)

Mrs. Lois Rochester (dec’d) Ms. Mary Harrington (dec’d) Mr. Don Williams (dec’d) Mr. Fred Trout Jr. (dec’d)


Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor Ethan Wills, Executive Director Violet Singh, Development Director Crystal Radford, Marketing Director Rino Irving, Operations Manager/Librarian Leslie Delgado, Personnel Manager Deanna J. Russell, Office Administrator


For contributions and/or services that have significantly advanced the mission of the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Inc. Frank A. Bell - May 21, 1997 The Beal Family - May 19, 1999 Robert E. Hunt - August 31, 2000 Mary Harrington - May 16, 2001 Ted Hale - April 14, 2007 Grace Osadchuk - October 13, 2007 Scott W. Long - May 18, 2013


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OUR MISSION & VISION The mission of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is to enhance the quality of life in West Texas through professional music performances and music education programs. The vision of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is for all individuals in West Texas to have the opportunity to experience quality professional music.

ENRICHING LIVES THROUGH MUSIC Play your part by contributing to MOSC’s Annual Fund or help ensure your symphony’s future by a contribution to the Endowment Fund.

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2021-2022 MIDLAND SYMPHONY GUILD Midland Symphony Guild (MSG) is excited to begin its 59th year of supporting the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC) and also supporting the local area performing arts in the Permian Basin. MSG began with the goals of supporting and raising funds for our local symphony music program. Over the past five decades, that effort has grown into a non-profit organization that provides annual financial and volunteer support to MOSC and its various productions and events. MOSC enriches the communities of both Midland and Odessa by showcasing world-class performers, local artists and musicians, and featured presentations. MSG is comprised of members who invest both time and money in their local communities. Last year, MSG donated more than 1000 volunteer hours at 700 different events. Many of these service hours were contributed by our Symphony Belles, daughters of our MSG members. Each Belle is required to complete 15 service events throughout their years in the MSG program (9th-12th grades). This requirement of service fosters both a sense of giving back to the community and appreciation for the talented artists and musicians. In addition to the MOSC, our Belles have volunteered with community organizations such as Safe Place of Midland, Midland Festival Ballet, Museum of the Southwest, Arts Council of Midland, Permian Basin Opera, Midland Community Theater and the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. We are so proud of our Belles. We sponsor two events for our Belle each year. We formally introduce our Freshman Belles at the January Masterworks concert, and in early April 2022 we will host our 59th Gala Weekend. This annual tradition is our biggest fundraising event for the year and provides an opportunity to highlight MOSC and the Guild’s connection to fine arts in the Permian Basin, as well as showcase the many accomplishments of our Senior Belles. The weekend includes a black-tie dinner to present and honor our Senior Belles, along with many members and patrons, for their years of service to MSG and the Midland community. It is my honor to serve as President of the Midland Symphony Guild this year. I look forward to working alongside many wonderful men and women while also having the privilege to experience exceptional performances and events. For our Belles, friendships will be formed, a spirit of service instilled, and a love of the arts encouraged. Even through this uncertainty and ever-changing environment of this year, the arts are an important part of our community and I look forward to working with the all our fine arts community to find and develop “out of the box” ideas and events which will continue to make the arts such a significant presence in the basin. Thank you Midland and Odessa for continuing to support our Arts community for another season. Melissa Wicker 2021-2022 President Midland Symphony Guild


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2021-2022 ODESSA SYMPHONY GUILD For over 60 years the Odessa Symphony Guild (OSG) has supported the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale. The OSG was formed in 1958 by a group of ladies eager to bring fine arts and culture to West Texas through volunteer work and financial support of local musicians. Through the years OSG has become a non-profit organization that continues the passion of its original members. The guild has raised thousands of dollars and volunteered countless hours to help fund and support the MOSC. In return, MOSC is able to provide our community with educational programs and top-notch concerts which is truly a blessing we hope to see continue to grow for future generations. Active members, patrons, Belles, and Beaux support the MOSC by donating financially or through volunteering their time. Volunteers promote concerts, sell memberships, usher and assist concert goers, host receptions, serve musicians, prepare for Symphony SoundBites, and attend concerts. In order to introduce students to the arts as well as service in our community, the OSG established the Belle and Beaux program for young men and women in the 9th-12th grades. During these 4 years of service we are molding the future leaders of our community as well as instilling an appreciation of the arts. With all of the uniqueness of the past year, we were able to still support MOSC through the funds raised at our annual ball. In 2022, we hope to be back in full swing with our Symphony Gala Ball being held in February. This is a special event for all of our Belles and Beaux, but also an evening to highlight our seniors and their accomplishments who have served the Guild during their 4 years of high school. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are presented as well to honor their time served. We invite you to join us in celebrating these students and their many accomplishments in our community. I am delighted to serve as the OSG president for the 2021-2022 season. There are many exciting things in store as we return to a normal lifestyle and are able to enjoy all of the concerts and activities MOSC has in store. We have a dedicated board ready to hit the ground running and eager Belles and Beaux anxious to serve. Congratulations to the Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale on their years of success and I look forward to many more years of the musical enjoyment they provide. Kelli Stone 2021-2022 President Odessa Symphony Guild




MASTERWORKS SERIES GET THE PICTURE SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 Lei Weng, piano ETEZADY - “Diamond Rain” GERSHWIN - Concerto in F MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL - Pictures at an Exhibition

CONCIERTO DE AMOR NOVEMBER 6, 2021 Featuring soprano Bárbara Padilla from America’s Got Talent with music by Falla, Ginestera and Marquez.

FRIENDS OF THE SYMPHONY FEBRUARY 5, 2022 Melissa Graham Hansen, flute | Vincent Pierce, harp MONTGOMERY - “Strum” SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 3 MOZART - Concerto for Flute & Harp

TCHAIKOVSKY FOUR APRIL 9, 2022 Harumi Rhodes, violin PRICE - Violin Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4


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"IMAGINE" THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES WITH JEANS ‘N CLASSICS OCTOBER 9, 2021 The Jeans ‘n Classics band joins the MOSC orchestra to perform the enduring music of the Beatles!


DECEMBER 4, 2021 Celebrate the holidays with your symphony, members of the Chorale, and Voices of the Permian Basin.


MARCH 19, 2022 We welcome Bob & Kelli Phillips of the Texas Country Reporter to celebrate the Lone Star State with our symphony!


MAY 14, 2022 JOHN WILLIAMS - “Star Wars Suite”

HOLST - The Planets Visuals by Adrian Wyard

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Saturday, September 11, 2021 Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Wagner ArtsCenter Center WagnerNoël Noël Performing Performing Arts THIS CONCERT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THIS CONCERT PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Midland SymphonyISGuild & Odessa Symphony Guild (INSERT SPONSOR LOGOS – resize Ann & HERE Ken Hankins, Jr. to fit program page)


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GET THE PICTURE 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Gary Lewis, conductor Lei Weng, piano Roshanne Etezade "Diamond Rain" George Gershwin Concerto in F Modest Mussorgsky Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition *Program subject to change.




Steinway Artist Dr. Lei Weng enjoys a successful international career as an accomplished pianist, a dedicated teacher, and a sought-after adjudicator and clinician. Hailed as “a colorist of exemplary control” by the New York Concert Review for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, he has performed at prestigious venues around the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, Chicago Culture Center, Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., China National Center for Performing Arts, Taiwan National Concert Hall and Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Royal College of Music (U.K.), Banff Center (Canada), Peterskirche (Vienna), Basilica di San Pietro (Italy), Singapore National University, and major universities and conservatories throughout Asia. He has performed at such music festivals around the world as Tanglewood Music Festival, TCU Cliburn Institute, Messiaen Festival (University of Chicago), Music Fest Perugia (Italy), Pianoforte-Fest Meissen (Germany), Sarasota Festival, Vianden Festival (Luxemburg), Rocky Ridge Music Center and Breckenridge Music Festival. As a frequent concerto soloist, he has appeared with such conductors as Gerhardt Zimmerman, Steven Smith, Uri Segal, Robert Olson, Geoffrey Simon, Glen Cortese, Wes Kenney, Lingfen Wu, Zushan Bian, and with more than thirty orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including the Symphony Orchestras of Fort Worth, Fort Collins, Gimhae (Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Alicante (Spain), Perugia (Italy), Campinas (Brazil), Beijing (China), Costa Rica, Breckinridge Music Festival, and the China National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. As an avid chamber music performer, he has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Stephanie Jeong, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Nathan Olson, Naumburg Competition Winner David Requiro, and members the of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony. He has also worked closely and performed with such eminent musicians as Jerome Lowenthal, James Levine, Emmanuel Ax, Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, James Tocco, Dawn Upshaw, and Lucy Shelton. A dedicated educator, Dr. Weng is the Keyboard Area Head at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was the recipient of the “2015 College of Performing and Visual Arts Scholar of the Year”. He has been frequently invited as guest professor by conservatories and universities around the world, including the Royal College of Music (UK), Conservatoire de Versailles (France), University of Saarbrücken (Germany), China Central Conservatory and Shanghai Conservatory, Singapore National University, Taiwan National Normal University, and universities of Boston, Cincinnati, Texas and Colorado. His students have won top prizes in numerous national and international competitions. They have been admitted to such top schools as Julliard School, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Cincinnati, Oberlin Conservatory, and Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Weng is the Founder and Director of the Colorado International Piano Academy & Festival and Colorado Piano Festival, two intensive piano programs that take place at UNC.


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ABOUT THE ARTIST As a frequent jury member of national and international competitions, Dr. Weng has been invited to serve in jury panels of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, International Rachmaninoff Piano Competition (Moscow), Beethoven Piano Competition (UK), Hong Kong International Music Competition, “Nuova Coppa Pianisti” International Piano Competition (Italy), China National Piano Competition, “Parnassus” Piano Competition (Mexico), “Concurso Internacional de María Clara Cullell” (Costa Rica), and MTNA Competitions. In addition, he has been serving as the Chairman of Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Keyboard Scholarships since 2012. Dr. Weng holds degrees of BM from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, MM, and DMA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers include Frank Weinstock, William Black, Claude Frank, Jerome Lowenthal, Zhou Guangren, Guo Zhihong, and Xie Yuan.

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GET THE PICTURE Roshanne Etezady b. 1973 Diamond Rain Composed: 2018, commissioned by Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Premiered: May 26, 2018. The Detroit Symphony, Peter Oundjian conducting Roshanne Etezady is an American composer and educator who has a wide-ranging career. She studied with composers such as William Bolcom and Michael Daugherty and has degrees from Northwestern, Yale, and the University of Michigan. Her musical influences are diverse and wide-ranging, including musicals, 1980s power ballads, and Europop. The music of Philip Glass got her interested in classical music and put her on the path towards a compositional career. She has been commissioned by works such as the Albany Symphony, the Dartmouth Symphony, and the PRISM Saxophone Quartet. She has taught at Interlocken Arts Camp, Yale University, and SUNY Potsdam. Diamond Rain was commissioned by Leonard Slatkin, the Music Director of the Detroit Symphony in 2018. The piece was premiered the same year in Detroit. The piece opens with sounds from a variety of pitched percussion instruments. Sections of the orchestra enter and exit, creating an atmospheric sound that is at times full and forceful and at other times light and delicate. Etezady’s inspiration for the piece was the strange weather patterns found on Jupiter. The piece gradually builds in intensity from its ethereal opening. At a point in the piece the energy begins to drain away and the music ends as calmly as it began. Diamond Rain is a compelling piece of music that is an absolute pleasure to listen to. George Gershwin b. September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York City d. July 11, 1937 in Los Angeles, California Concerto in F I. Allegro II. Adagio – Andante con moto III. Allegro agitato Composed: Commissioned by famed American conductor Walter Damrosch. Composed in 1925. Premiered: December 3, 1925 at Carnegie Hall in New York by the New York Symphony Orchestra.


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1922: The British Empire covers one fifth of the world’s population. 1923: Louis Armstrong makes his first recording, “Chimes Blues.” 1924: New York City hosts the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 1925: Gershwin’s Concerto in F written and premiered.

Unlike many composers who progress through formal musical training that concludes with a degree from a major conservatory, George Gershwin had a career that moved from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to the concert stage. His compositional style is distinctly American, reflecting a fusion of popular song and jazz with classical techniques. Born into a family of Russian immigrants in New York, the Gershwin household was not known for its music making until George’s father bought a piano for his older brother, Ira. Young George took to the piano immediately. He demonstrated so much talent and skill that he immediately sought lessons from a variety of teachers in the neighborhood. After he finished the ninth grade, George dropped out of school and got a job for a Tin Pan Alley music publisher as a “plugger.” The job of a plugger was to promote the company’s songs by singing and playing them for performers. The job was a great fit for a young pianist because it forced him to practice for hours a day and caused him to absorb the popular song style of the era. From his job as a plugger, Gershwin moved into jobs as a rehearsal pianist for musicals and got a composition contract of $35 a week plus royalties. By the time he turned 21, George had a reputation as a great pianist, had written the music to a Broadway show, and had multiple songs in print. In 1920, Al Jolson recorded his song “Swanee”, which yielded the composer $10,000, an enormous sum of money in 1920. In 1923, Gershwin was involved in a voice recital that introduced him to the classical music audience. Canadian mezzo-soprano Eva Gauthier gave a recital in New York City that included a variety of pieces by composers such as Purcell, Bellini, Hindemith, and Bartok. It also included a set of American pieces from Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, including a song by Gershwin. Moreover, George Gershwin accompanied this set of songs on piano, which gave the New York musical elite their first introduction to his talents and unique style. What really shot Gershwin into the public consciousness and made him a household name, however, was is iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue. Gershwin wrote the piece for a concert being presented by Paul Whiteman, the director of a dance orchestra in New York. Whiteman hoped the concert would demonstrate that elements from jazz and dance music could be successfully incorporated into classical music. The concert, billed as “An Experiment in Modern Music,” was a rousing success that was well attended by New York’s many music critics. The approval of the piece was nearly unanimous, with Gershwin’s legacy as the man who brought jazz to the concert hall firmly cemented. Immediately following the success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin was approached by conductor Walter Damrosch to compose the Piano Concerto in F. There is a legend that Gershwin ran from his meeting with Damrosch to a bookstore to buy a book on musical form to learn how a piano concerto is put together. While this story is false, Gershwin had very little experience with traditional classical form. And while he employed an orchestrator for Rhapsody in Blue, for the piano concerto Gershwin would do all the work himself. His desire for respectability as a classical composer led him to forgo naming the piece the New York Concerto and settle for the more traditional classical practice of naming



GET THE PICTURE the piece by genre and key. The premiere performance was on December 3, 1925 in New York by the New York Symphony Orchestra (which merged with the New York Philharmonic three years later) with Damrosch conducting. The public loved the concerto, but the reaction of the critics and Gershwin’s contemporaries was mixed. As is often the case with music that blurs the lines between genres, critics had a hard time categorizing the piece as classical or jazz. Gershwin hoped the piece would represent “the young, enthusiastic spirit of American life.” The Piano Concerto in F has stood the test of time and is one of the most performed piano concertos by an American composer. While not as well-known as Rhapsody in Blue, the concerto displays a level technical mastery that cemented Gershwin’s legacy as a composer and musician of incredibly diverse talents. The Piano Concerto in F is in three movements, as is traditional for a concerto. The piece starts in an incredibly unique way, with the opening phrase being performed almost entirely by percussion. The orchestral introduction features Charleston rhythms with interspersed woodwind solos. The piano enters with a languid second theme. Gershwin referred to the first movement as “in sonata form—but.” He clearly wanted to appropriate the classical forms and give them his own twist. The end of the movement combines the previous themes in a rousing finish. The second movement, marked Adagio-Andante con moto, brings the blues into the concerto. The movement opens with a gorgeous and laid-back trumpet solo. The oboe picks up the melody, handing back to the trumpet before the piano enters with more energetic music. Gershwin said the movement “has a poetic nocturnal atmosphere which has come to be referred to as the American blues…” The movement ends with broad, sweeping lines in the piano, brass, and strings before dropping down to a piano dynamic for a duet between the piano and the flute. The third movement is the shortest and fastest of the three and starts with a bang. The whole movement is incredibly rhythmic, with the music constantly driving forward. The constant forward motion is given a bit of a reprieve in the middle of the movement, but these moments of relaxation are short lived. A gong hit marks the return of the theme from the first movement in a slow and grand style. The tempo picks back up once more as the piano drives the music towards a dramatic finish.

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GET THE PICTURE Modest Mussorgsky b. March 21, 1839 in Karevo, Russia d. March 28, 1881 in St. Petersburg, Russia Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel) Promenade I. Gnomus Promenade II. The Old Castle Promenade III. Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel after Games) IV. Bydlo (Oxen, or ox-cart) Promenade V. Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells VI. “Samuel” Goldenberg und “Schmuyle Promenade VII. Limoges. The Market (The Great News) VIII. Catacombs (Roman Tomb), With the Dead in a Dead Language IX. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga) X. The Great Gate of Kiev Composed (piano original): Written in June 1874 after a memorial exhibit of the works of Victor Hartmann. Premiered: The piece wasn’t published until 1886, first performance isn’t known. Composed (Ravel’s orchestration): Written in 1922 on a commission from the conductor Serge Koussevitsky. Premiered: October 19, 1922 in Paris, the Paris Opera, Serge Koussevitsky conducting. The Work in Context • 1873: Russian government orders students studying in Switzerland to return home • 1874: Mussorgsky writes Pictures, Germany mandates smallpox vaccine in the middle of an epidemic of the disease. • 1875: South Africa becomes largest diamond producer in the world. • 1921: Adolf Hitler becomes chair of the Nazi party. • 1922: Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures premiers, Vladimir Lenin suffers his first stroke. Modest Mussorgsky was born into a wealthy, land owning family who lived in the countryside south of St. Petersburg, Russia. After enduring the loss of his family’s wealth in 1866 due to the Emancipation of the Serfs, Mussorgsky took a job in the civil service and focused on his composition. In 1874, after extensive re-writes and waivers from various government censors, his great opera, Boris Godunov, finally premiered in its entirety. Although the work was a public success, the other members of “The Russian Five” (a name given to Mussorgsky, Cui, Borodin, Balakirev, and Rimsky-Korsakov by Vladimir Stasov) panned the work as “immature.” Stung by this critique and the sudden death of his friend



GET THE PICTURE Victor Hartmann, Mussorgsky stopped work on his next opera, and instead wrote Pictures at an Exhibition as a tribute to the recently deceased Victor Hartmann. Victor Hartmann (1834-1873) was primarily an architect, but he also made handicrafts, painted, and designed costumes for the theater. Most Russian critics, with the exception of Vladimir Stasov, ignored his work. Stasov introduced Hartmann to “The Russian Five,” and he and Mussorgsky became close friends. Upon the artist’s death in 1874, Stasov organized a retrospective show, which Mussorgsky attended. Of the 400 works displayed at the retrospective, as few as 65 still exist today. Mussorgsky, inspired by the show, wrote his piece Pictures at an Exhibition for piano in 1874. Mussorgsky published the work in 1886, but it did not gain prominence until Maurice Ravel orchestrated the work in 1922. Pictures at an Exhibition consists of ten movements with several Promenade movements interspersed. The Promenades all derive from the same musical material, and their irregular meter gives the impression of stopping and viewing the artworks as an attendee walks through an art show. From the composer’s letters, it is clear that Mussorgsky saw himself as the viewer walking through the exhibit. The numbered movements draw inspiration from the works of Hartmann to varying degrees: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.


Mussorgsky based movement I, Gnomus, on a design Hartmann made for a grotesque nutcracker intended as a Christmas tree decoration. The sketches that inspired this music are lost. The artistic origin for movement II, The Old Castle,is uncertain, but it probably based on a watercolor of an Italian castle by Hartmann. In Ravel’s orchestration, the movement features an alto saxophone solo, an unconventional choice in symphonic music but one that fits the mood of the movement perfectly. Movement III, Tuileries (Dispute between Children at Play) derives its inspiration from a painting called “Tuileries Garden” by Hartmann. The painting depicts a group of children playing with their nurse. The connection to Harmann in movement IV, Bydlo is uncertain at best. The word bydlo literally means cattle, but Stasov recounts a description from the composer in which V. Mussorgsky explained the piece as an ox-cart approaching from a distance. The solo line is performed by a tenor tuba or euphonium in Ravel’s orchestration. Mussorgsky bases movement V, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, on a costume design by Hartmann for the ballet Trilby. For movement VI, “Samuel” Goldenburg und “Schmulye” Mussorgsky used two watercolors, one of a rich Jew and one of a poor Jew that Hartmann had given him in 1868. In the music, the pompous Samuel Goldenburg theme in the strings contrasts with the fluttering Schmulye theme in the trumpet. Stasov’s correspondence with Mussorgsky is particularly instructive in movement VII, The Market at Limoges (The Great News). Stasov claims the movement depicts “old women quarreling at the fair in Limoges.” Hartmann painted this scene while visiting France. In the margin of his manuscript, Mussorgsky wrote this scenario: “Great news! M. de Puissangeout has just recovered his cow, The Fugitive. But the good crones of Limoges are not entirely agreed about this, whereas M. be Panta-Pantaleon’s nose, which is in the way, remains the color of a peony.”

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Movement VII, The Catacombs, draws inspiration from a painting by Hartmann of the artist and a friend viewing the catacombs by lantern light. Mussorgsky titled the second half of this movement Cum mortuis in lingua mortua, Latin for “with the dead in a dead language.” In the manuscript’s margin, Mussorgsky wrote: “A Latin text would do well: The creative spirit of the departed Hartmann leads me to the skulls, calls out to them, and the skulls begin to glow dimly from within.” Mussorgsky returns to Hartmann’s designs for inspiration in movement IX, The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yagá). Baba-Yagá was a monster from Russian folk literature. She was usually thought of as a witch who ground up human bones with a mortar and pestle and ate them. Hartmann had made a bronze clock depicting the Baba-Yagá that Mussorgsky used in the composition of this movement. The final movement of the piece is The Bogatyr Gates (in the Capital in Kiev). In 1869, Hartmann began work on a design for a gate to commemorate the tsar’s escape from assassination at Kiev on April 4, 1866. While his design might be his most famous work, the competition was called off and the gate was never built.

Maurice Ravel received a commission in 1922 from Koussevitsky, a prominent Russian conductor, to orchestrate Pictures at an Exhibition. Russian music had been popular in France since around the turn of the century, and Ravel moved in the same social circles as various Russian composers and artists. In addition, Ravel, Debussy, and their contemporaries saw Mussorgsky as one of the first Modernist composers. The new orchestration premiered on October 19, 1922, with Koussevitsky conducting. The performance was well received and added to Ravel’s stature with the public. In nearly a century since the premiere of Ravel’s orchestration, this version of Mussorgsky’s orginal has become a favorite of the concert stage. Program notes by Martin D. King An active performer and teacher, Martin D. King is on the faculty of Washington State University, where he teaches horn and music education. Dr. King is an active performer, holding positions in three orchestras in Eastern Washington and touring with his quintet, the Pan Pacific Ensemble. For more information, please visit.



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“IMAGINE” THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES With Jean’s 'n Classics Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:30 p.m. Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor Jean Meilleur, vocalist Nowhere Man Come Together Watchin’ The Wheels Strawberry Fields Forever #9 Dream Because Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite Mind Games Instant Karma Just Like Starting Over Tomorrow Never Knows You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away Fame Beautiful Boy I Am The Walrus Woman Imagine A Day In The Life Goodnight *Program subject to change.



ABOUT THE ARTIST JEAN MEILLEUR – VOCALIST Jean Meilleur has been a headliner with Jeans ’n Classics for over 20 years. In that time, he has performed with scores of major North American orchestras, lending his distinctive voice to some of the greatest popular music of our time. Originally from Madison WI, Jean was born and remains a Green Bay Packer fanatic! He moved to Detroit MI at a young age. Living in the Motor City helped shape his penchant for the Motown, Soul and R&B sounds of the early ’70s. Jean is a prolific songwriter who has been performing professionally for over thirty years. His singing voice can best be described as passionate and provocative, with a robust timbre that is immediately recognizable. His voice stands as a true original. Jean’s voice has been heard over the years on many national radio and television jingles and advertisements. He was recently chosen as the Canadian voice of Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. To quote Jean: “It’s a privilege to share the stage with a symphony orchestra, Peter Brennan’s superb arrangements and a flawless band. To have the opportunity to sing some of the greatest popular music of our time, in my own voice, is a rush beyond compare.” Go Pack Go!

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Barbara Padilla, Soprano Bárbara Padilla, Soprano Saturday, November 7, 2020

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7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021 Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Gary Lewis, conductor Bárbara Padilla, soprano Manuel de Falla

La Vida Breve, Spanish Dance Guiseppe Verdi

“É Strano, A, fors’è lui, Sempre Libera” from La Traviata Giacomo Puccini

“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi Georges Bizet

“Habanera” from Carmen Manuel de Falla

Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 ~ INTERMISSION ~ Alberto Ginestera

"Estancia" Danza Final Pietro Mascagni

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Agustín Lara

"Granada" Francesco Sartori

"Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)" Arturo Marquez

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BÁRBARA PADILLA - SOPRANO Vibrant classical crossover soprano Bárbara Padilla dazzles audiences with her powerful, transcendent voice and turns timeless songs into enchanting adventures that ignite the imagination, exhibit her extraordinary operatic technique and make joyful hearts dance. Celebrated globally as “America’s Angel,” her vocal performances resonate with the healing energy of music. Painting pictures of human resiliency and hope, Barbara’s fame reached center stage as she achieved outstanding reviews for her performances on “America’s Got Talent.” By emphasizing the most memorable, transformative moments of her own emotional journey, her soaring vocals inspired fans throughout America and abroad.

Ms. Padilla’s very colorful musical experience was also highlighted by the presence of Mexico’s most prolific and famous singer songwriter, the late Juan Gabriel. Bárbara’s voice fascinated the composer and prompted him to write a song for her, which she performed along with other pieces, during the tours that framed Juan Gabriel’s last two years.​ Fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and French, Bárbara has given concerts and recitals throughout the United States, Italy and Mexico, showcasing her beautiful and soaring voice through an incredible variety of genres. Her adventurous spirit, versatility, and histrionic power have taken her to perform on stages of all sizes: from the small TV studio to massive open plazas and sold out stadiums. Some examples are - The Minute Made Park, The NRG Stadium, and the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX, The Auditorio Nacional and Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, The Alhóndiga de Granaditas in Guanajuato, The Degollado Theater in Guadalajara, etc. Her repertoire spans from beloved operas such as La Boheme, Turandot, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, to poignant oratorios like Verdi’s and Mozart’s Requiem Masses and other masterworks including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.


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CONCIERTO DE AMOR Manuel de Falla b. November 23, 1876 in Cadiz, Spain d. November 14, 1946 in Alta Gracia, Argentina Spanish Dance from La Vida Breve Composed: Between August 1904 and March 1905 in Madrid, Spain. Premiered: April 1, 1913 at the Casino Municipal in Nice, France. The first performance was given in French translation. The Work in Context • 1903: The first transcontinental road trip in an automobile in America occurs. It took 63 days. • 1904: The New York City subway opens for the first time. • 1905: The Wright Brothers’ third plane stays in the air for 39 minutes, Falla finishes La Vida Breve. • 1912: New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the US. • 1913: Woodrow Wilson inaugurated President of the United States, La Vida Breve premieres in Nice, France. Manuel de Falla was the preeminent Spanish composer of the 20th century. Born in Cadiz to a Valencian father and a Catalan mother, Falla began his study of music at a young age, but he was not solely focused on music. The young Falla enjoyed writing and puppet dramas, and he developed a dedication to daily Catholic devotion which he maintained throughout the rest of his life. His love of literature and writing would resurface later in his life as he would write his own librettos for his staged works and articles discussing a variety of musical issues. Falla’s formal study of music lead him to study piano and composition at the Madrid Conservatory, where he was one of the most distinguished students of his generation. After graduation, Falla faced a difficult path forward. While he was an excellent pianist, he was not quite accomplished enough to make a living as a salon pianist. Orchestral composition was a difficult career path in Spain as the country did not have many professional orchestras. Falla chose to focus on zarzuela, a genre of Spanish-language musical theater that was extremely popular in Madrid. Falla composed six zarzuelas between 1900-1904. Unfortunately, only one of these works was ever commercially successful. Falla wrote La Vida Breve at the end of this period for a competition, which he won. The contest included the guarantee of a public performance of the winning work, but this commitment was not honored. At this point in his career, Falla could not see a future for himself composing in Spain, and so he moved to Paris in 1907. Falla was encouraged by his colleagues in Paris to keep pushing for a performance of La Vida Breve, and the work was finally premiered in 1913 in Nice, France. La Vida Breve is a two-act opera about a gypsy girl named Salud. She is in love with a young wealthy man named Paco. Unfortunately for Salud, Paco is already engaged, a fact which Paco does not tell her. Salud crashes the wedding and confronts Paco, who denies that he



CONCIERTO DE AMOR knows who she is. Salud is so distraught that she falls dead at the feet of her former lover. The Spanish Dance begins with sweeping melodies in the violins accented by castanets and a soaring countermelody in the horns. A more forceful section follows with the melody in the lower strings and heavy accents in the timpani. The opening music returns, but at a faster tempo than the beginning. The music surges ahead and finishes with a flourish. Three Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 I. The Neighbor’s Dance II. The Miller’s Dance III. Final Dance Composed: The music was composed from 1916-1917 for a pantomime called The Magistrate and the Miller's Wife. Premiered: The ballet, choreographed by Diaghilev, premiered in London’s Alhambra Theater in July 22, 1919. The Work in Context • 1916: The first successful blood transfusion is given. • 1917: The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and transport of alchoholic beverages is passed by Congress, Falla finishes the music for The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife. • 1918: The first wave of the Spanish Flu hits the US in Fort Riley, Kansas. • 1919: Negotiations to end WWI begin, The Three-Cornered Hat ballet premieres in London. Manuel de Falla returned to Spain in 1914 after seven years of living, composing, and performing in Paris. These years had broadened his musical horizons and helped him connect with some of the most prominent figures in the European classical music scene. Those connections paid off for Falla when Stravinsky visited Madrid accompanied by Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballet Russe. This was the ballet company whose premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring famously caused riots in Paris. Falla had known the folktale The Three-Cornered Hat for years and had considered using it as his libretto when he composed La Vida Breve. Falla chose a different libretto for that piece, but he never forgot the old folktale and Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s novel adaptation titled The Magistrate and the Miller's Wife. A decade later, Falla used this story for a pantomime he wrote to be performed in Madrid in 1917. Diaghilev heard the music and asked Falla to write a ballet adaptation. Because of World War I, the premiere was not able to take place until 1919. The ballet premiered in London with sets and costumes designed by Pablo Picasso. The story of The Three-Cornered Hat was set in Andalusia and tells the story of a magistrate infatuated with a miller’s wife. The magistrate pursues the miller’s wife, but the miller chases him away. The magistrate arrests the miller on trumped up charges and goes to the miller’s house. On his way, the magistrate trips and falls in the river, allowing the miller’s wife to escape. The miller escapes from jail, and the miller and the magistrate end up in each other’s clothes. Once all the confusion is sorted out, the miller and the townspeople get their revenge and humiliate the magistrate.


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CONCIERTO DE AMOR The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 corresponds to the second act of the ballet and is comprised of three dances. The first movement is a seguidilla. The two musical themes are both traditional Spanish tunes. The first is a gypsy wedding song and the second is a popular Spanish folk song. The second movement is a farruca, which is a solo flamenco dance. The music is slow and solemn. The intensity of this dance gradually builds to a forceful and wild finish. The final movement of the suite is a jota, a dance in triple meter that is associated with the region of Aragon. The movement is an amazing and colorful fusion of traditional Spanish sounds with more modernist orchestral techniques. The music is very well suited to the ballet stage, and Falla’s unique voice combined with Diaghilev talent for producing ballet made The Three-Cornered Hat a hit across Europe. Alberto Ginastera b. April 11, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. d. June 25, 1983 in Geneva, Switzerland. Estancia: Danza Final Composed: Written in 1941 on a commission from Lincoln Kirstein for his American Ballet Caravan. Premiered: The full ballet premiered in 1952, but a suite of four dances from the ballet was first performed in 1943 at the Teaotro Coloacuten in Buenos Aires. The Work in Context • 1940: Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of Great Britain. • 1941: Mahler 2 performed in Berlin by a Jewish orchestra, Ginastera writes Estancia. • 1942: The Disney animated film Bambi premieres. • 1943: Allied forces begin the invasion of Italy, the symphonic suite of music from Estancia premieres. Alberto Ginastera was an Argentinian composer of Italian and Catalan heritage. A promising composer at a young age, Ginastera began his formal music study at the age of seven and attended the very best music schools in Argentina. In 1937, while Ginastera was still a student, a suite from his ballet Panambí was performed in Buenos Aires. This was a huge opportunity for the young composer and the piece was well received. The staged ballet received its premiere in 1940. This premiere was successful and lead Lincoln Kerstein, the director of the American Ballet Caravan to commission his second staged work, Estancia. Kerstein’s group had previously commissioned Copland’s Billy the Kid. Unfortunately, the troupe folded before Estancia could be performed, but Ginastera extracted an orchestral suite that premiered in 1943 and was very successful. The staged ballet finally premiered in 1952. Estancia (a cattle ranch on the pampas) tells the story of Argentinian gauchos and the action takes place in a single day. The plot tells the story of a city boy who falls in love with a country girl. The girl is skeptical of this young man from the city, so he has to prove himself by demonstrating his skills in horsemanship and dancing. The work is loosely based



CONCIERTO DE AMOR on a poem called Martín Fierro, by José Hernández. The poem celebrates the life of the gaucho and mourns the societal changes that were harming rural life in the 1870s when the poem was written. The Danza Final is a dance style called a malambo. Malambo is dance that originated on the pampas in the 1600s. It is only danced by men and the music that accompanies the dance never has lyrics. The dance features very elaborate footwork and was often danced competitively amongst the gauchos. The music alternates between triple and duple rhythms throughout the movement. The music builds in intensity towards the conclusion, which mirrors the dancer’s movements becoming more and more complex as they compete with each other. Pietro Mascagni b. December 7, 1863 in Livorno, Italy d. August 2, 1945 in Rome, Italy Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Composed: Mascagni wrote the opera in 1889 for a one-act opera competition being put on by the music publisher Sonzogno (it won). Premiered: May 17, 1890 in Rome, Italy. The opera received 60 curtain calls. The Work in Context • 1887: The Yellow River floods in China, killing 900,000 people. • 1888: George Eastman invents the Kodak camera, allowing non-professionals to take photographs. • 1889: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington become states, Mascagni writes Cavalleria Rusticana. • 1890: Yosemite National Park created, Cavelleria Rusticana premieres. Pietro Mascagni was the son of a baker in Livorno in the region of Tuscany. He began studying music at the age of 13 against his father’s wishes and flourished as a young composer. He wrote masses and cantatas as a young composer and, in 1882, he left Livorno for Milan to study at the Milan Conservatory. Mascagni did not finish his studies. He left the conservatory and toured as a performer and conductor and kept composing vocal music. Mascagni’s life changed forever in 1888. The music publisher Casa Songonzo announced its competition for the best one-act opera. Mascagni chose Giovanni Verga’s hit play Cavalleria Rusticana (Country Chivalry) for the subject of the opera. He commissioned a libretto and finished the music in 1889. However, Mascagni got cold feet. He put the score in a drawer, and it may have never been submitted if his wife had not sent it in. The jury was greatly impressed with the piece and, of the 73 entries, Cavalleria Rusticana won first prize. The opera premiered in 1890 to a triumphant reception. It received 60 curtain calls, Mascagni received Order of the Crown of Italy, and the opera was performed all over Europe. The success of Cavalleria dwarfed all of his subsequent work to the point that


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CONCIERTO DE AMOR the composer quipped late in his life: “It is a pity I wrote Cavalleria first for I was crowned before I became king.” Giovanni Verga was a leading member of the verismo literary movement, and Cavalleria Rusticana may be the first opera to incorporate verismo into a musical genre. Verismo sought a higher degree of realism in literature and music, and often concerned itself with the lives of the poor rather than stories about the elite. The stories featured gritty plots with plenty of sex and violence. This movement within Italian opera continued until the 1920s, with Giacomo Puccini being the foremost composer. Cavalleria Rusticana tells the story of a soldier, Turiddu, who returns from war and finds his lover, Lola, married to a wealthy business owner. To make Lola jealous, Turiddu seduces Santuzza, a young woman living in the village. Turiddu’s plan works, causing Lola to leave her husband and take up with Turiddu. Entering church for Easter mass, Lola mocks Santuzza. Santuzza gets her revenge by telling Alfio, Lola’s husband, about Lola’s affair. Alfio vows his revenge against Turiddu. This is the point in the opera where we hear the famous Intermezzo. This short work is based on a hymn tune heard earlier in the opera. The simplicity of the melody suggests the country themes of the opera, but there is no escaping the emotion of the music. The intensity of feeling that the principals are experiencing at this movement in the opera leaps out of the music. The music fades away at the end with an ascending line in the harp. Like many verismo operas, this story does not have a happy ending. As Turiddu and Lola leave the church, Alfio meets them and challenges Turiddu to a duel. Feeling remorse for what he has done, Turiddu asks his mother to take care of Santuzza. Alfio and Turiddu proceed offstage, where Alfio kills Turiddu. The popularity of this opera is matched by the popularity of the Intermezzo as a concert piece. It is one of the most beloved and widely performed short pieces of orchestral music in the repertoire. Arturo Márquez b. December 20, 1950 in Alamos, Mexico Danzon No. 2 Composed: Written in 1993 after the composer made a trip to Malinalco. Premiered: 1994 by the symphony of Mexico’s National Autonomous University. The Work in Context • 1991: The UN authorizes the use of force to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait. • 1992: Trash recycling begins in Portland, Oregon; the first such program in the US. • 1993: Microsoft begins manufacturing the Windows system, Marquez writes Danzon No. 2. • 1994: Nelson Mandela inaugurated as president of South Africa, Danzon No. 2 premieres. Arturo Márquez was one of nine children in his family in rural Mexico. Although his father and grandfather were both mariachi and folk musicians, Arturo was the only one of his siblings to pursue a career in music. He studied music at the Conservatorio Nacional in



CONCIERTO DE AMOR Mexico City, learning piano, music theory, and composition. Márquez also studied in Paris and at the California Institute of Arts, and he has held a number of teaching positions in Mexico. His music represents a fusion of Mexican folk music elements and more contemporary classical music techniques. In 1993, Márquez took a trip to Malinalco with the painter Andrés Fonseca and the dancer Irene Martínez. Both were experts in salon dances like the danzon, and that experience piqued his interest in this form. The danzon was a salon dance for couples that has its roots in the Cuban habanera. The traditional dance also incorporates pauses where the couple stands still and listens to virtuoso passages by the instrumental ensemble. Danzon No. 2 was premiered in 1994 by the Orchestra Filarmonica at Mexico’s National Autonomous University. This orchestra is the oldest symphonic ensemble in Mexico City. Danzon No. 2 opens with the melody in the clarinet accompanied by claves and piano. The woodwinds pass the melody before the tempo picks up and the strings make their first entrance. The form of the piece resembles a rondo, where the initial theme alternates with a variety of different episodes. The piece features solos in the clarinet, piccolo, violin and trumpet, with the claves and clave rhythms being heard throughout the majority of the work. The theme of the rondo is slow and seductive, with the episodes being much livelier and very colorful. The piece ends with the main theme in a faster, more energetic form before a long crescendo leading to the final thunderous notes. Danzon No. 2 became a widely performed work when Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony performed the work extensively on their tour of the United States and Europe in 2007. Program notes by Martin D. King An active performer and teacher, Martin D. King is on the faculty of Washington State University, where he teaches horn and music education. Dr. King is an active performer, holding positions in three orchestras in Eastern Washington and touring with his quintet, the Pan Pacific Ensemble. For more information, please visit.


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2021-2022 FUND DRIVE CONTRIBUTORS Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of those who place a high value on the presence of live symphonic, chamber, and choral music in the Permian Basin. Through their monetary commitment or other unique forms of support they enable MOSC to fulfill its mission of enriching lives through music for a 59th season! Listed below are the gifts and pledges for the 2021-2022 season as of August 1 st, 2021. DIAMOND BATON SOCIETY ($10,000+) J.C. Ferguson Foundation Midland Symphony Guild Odessa Symphony Guild GOLDEN BATON SOCIETY ($5,000+) Kay & George Smith Mary B. Kennedy Claire & Jim Woodcock SILVER BATON SOCIETY ($2,500+) Exploration Geophysics / Lee A. Miller Ken Anderson & Anne Acreman, MD Michael & Dana Ashton and Mr. Marc Capellini Spencer & Karen Beal Tony Blakley Julia Edwards Ed & Suzanne Rathbun Douglas Scharbauer Dr. Carol Ann Traut Rosemary & Max Wright FORTISSIMO ($1,000+) Robin Richey & Gary Brednich Brunson Legacy Partnership Drs. Richard & Roberta Case Mary Lou Cassidy Roger Corzine Martha & Paul Crump Betty Rae and Paul Davis Mary de Compiegne Denise & Thomas W. Elrod Venita and JD Faircloth Robert & Marion Frazier Maridell Fryar Elizabeth Greaves Rosalind Redfern Grover Carolina & Ronny Keith Mark Knox Patricia & Peter Lufholm Doris Casey Mason Diann & John McKee Pam & Bruce Moore C. Richard Sivalls Ludie & Eben Warner III


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ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS You, Your Legacy and the music of the MOSC For over 58 years, the music of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale has continued despite the economic conditions in the Permian Basin. What a testament to residents of the Permian Basin and their determination to include live symphonic and choral music as an integral part of the cultural landscape of West Texas. Your gift to the MOSC Endowment Fund allows you to join generous contributors whose gifts go immediately to work and provide critical funding for the quality programming the MOSC offers season after season for residents of all ages. For further details on how you can play your part in assuring that the MOSC continues to Enrich Lives Through Music well into the future, please contact Violet Singh, Development Director at (432) 563-0921.


Mrs. Keleen Beal Millennium Club ($25,000+) MEMORIALS: Walter Osadchuk

Dr. & Mrs. Michael S. Miller

Mary June Rasmussen

Mr. Kenneth Anderson & Anne Acreman, MD Anonymous Karen & Spencer Beal Davidson Family Charities Estate of Dollie Neal Ballenger Mary de Compiegne Estate of Mary Louise Gilmour Rosalind Redfern Grover William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Music Education Midland Symphony Guild MOSC Board of Directors Harvey & Harriet Herd John & Doris Mason Estate of Alice B. Moxey David Austin Stephens

Beethoven Society ($10,000-$24,999) In Memory of Charles Tracy Sivalls Mrs. C.T. Sivalls In Honor of Ruth McFarland Midland Symphony Guild Estate of Mary Harrington Anonymous (2) Nancy & Buddy Anguish Drs. Terry & Elvira Burns Dr. & Mrs. J. Terry Carpenter


Mr. & Mrs. Louis Rochester

Mr. & Mrs. Nance G. Creager Marion E. Luper, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William L. McGavran III Beverly Pevehouse Mr. & Mrs. T.G. Roden Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman

Mozart Society ($5,000-$9,999)

In Honor of Ted Hale Anonymous MEMORIALS:

Nelson Allison

Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Wilson

Bach Society ($1,000-$4,999) MEMORIALS: Anne K. Anson Robert D. Anson

Robert D. Anson

Drs. Richard & Roberta Case

Tyler T. Burns

Bobby & Denise Burns

Johnny “Cactus Jack” Dowdle Nash Dowdle

Marion E. Luper, Jr.

Marguerite W. Davis

Marion E. Luper, Jr.

John M. Grimland, Jr.

Mrs. Viola Campbell

Neal H. Johnson

Jared A. Barlage

Roy E. Campbell

Justin Andrew Fregia

Ludie & Eben Warner

Mrs. John M. Grimland, Jr

Berniece Johnson

Martha Fregia

Vera Osadchuk


Walter Osadchuk


Michael J. Santorelli

Modesta and Clayton Williams J.C. Ferguson Foundation The Midland Musicians Club Drs. Richard & Roberta Case Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Cole Roger B. Corzine Dr. & Mrs. Bart Mayron Phil & Susan Parker Mr. & Mrs. C. Richard Sivalls Mr. & Mrs. George S. Smith

Bea & Bob Angevine Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Covington

Josh H. Parr

Anne & Jim McLaughlin Victoria Parr Ehrlich

Mary June Rasmussen Dr. & Mrs. Terry Unruh

Fred A. Stout, Jr. Kathlene N. Stout

Martha Tompkins

Dianne & Mark Tompkins

Bob Winkler & Clayton Taylor Winkler Carolyn Winkler



HONORARIUMS: Dorothy Davis

Dr. & Mrs. Terry Unruh

Michael J. Santorelli

Penny and Ernest Angelo Carole V. Warren

Shari Santorelli

Penny and Ernest Angelo Betty Rae and Paul Davis The MOSC Chorale Carole V. Warren Estate of Joyce Ann Bradley ExxonMobil Foundation Marshall & Winston. Inc. Mobil Foundation, Inc. Shinn Industrial Sales/Barbara & Don Shinn TXU Electric The Midland Musicians Club Anonymous (3) Nelson Allison Dollie Neal Ballenger Dr. & Mrs. John E. Bauman Karen & Spencer Beal Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Boothe Mrs. M.O. Boring, Jr. David and Vicki Brown Bob & Julia Chandler Mr. & Mrs. K. Michael Conaway Paul & Martha Crump Betty & Albert Dale Mr. & Mrs. Roy H. Davidson Mary & Henri de Compiegne Kimberly B. Dollens Betty & Don Ewan Celeste Fasken Frances Gilliland Elizabeth A. Greaves Elizabeth Harvey Karl & Cathy Herzog Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Innerarity Mrs. Stan Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Bob L. Jones Marian & Charles E. Jones V. Wayne & Joann Jones Dr. & Mrs. Nam Kim Mr. & Mrs. James W. Lacy Dr. Ron Larson & Pat Paxton Larson Stephanie Latimer Jane C. Lea Robert M. & Prudie Leibrock Scott W. Long LaNelle McBee Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McHaney Rusty & Alyson McInturff Mr. & Mrs. James D. McLaughlin


Walter & E. Grace Osadchuk Dr. E. Grace Osadchuk Mr. & Mrs. Josh H. Parr Dr. & Mrs. Jess Parrish Margaret L. Peer Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Perry Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pollard Mike and Sue Potter Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Rice Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Rutter, Jr. Rick & Debbie Schneider Violet & Mark Singh Dr. Roger M. Traxel Bill & Patti Watson Harold & Jacquelyn Williams Rachel & Ethan Wills Jane Wolf Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright

Sue Solari

Louise M. Garay Bill & Mary Garay

Luis de la Garza, III Pamela Howell

Richelle Gengler

The Midland Musicians Club

Dr. Ted Hale

Anonymous Carol, John & Caroline Deats

Edith C. Hardy

The Midland Musicians Club

Lee Harley Flo White

Sharon Hickox

Mark & Janet Krause

Dr. Thomas A & Anne B. Hyde

Violet and Mark Singh

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Peggy C. Jones

Katherine Bash & Duncan Kennedy

Carolina Kieth

Jane & Don Samples

Harriet A. & Gene Motter

Jack “Dug” Belcher

Dortha & Ronald Bennett

Dortha & Ronald Bennett & Barbara Shinn

The Midland Musicians Club

Abigail Kauffman Mary Macferran

MOSC Board of Directors

Jeannette Kolokoff

MOSC Board of Directors Crystal Radford Ann Parish Betty Ann Prentice

Ms. Judy DeWees

LaDoyce Lambert

MOSC Board of Directors

David Lauritzen

Brad & Crista Bullock

Martha Lewis

Pamela Howell

Karen McAfee

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John and Melissa Madura

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Reba McHaney

Brad Bullock

Marin & Ashlin Bullock Chris Chance

Carol Chandler Jo Ann Collett

Kimberly Corman

Janet Williams Pollard

MOSC Board of Directors MOSC Board of Directors

The Midland Musicians Club Carole Symonette

Violet and Mark Singh

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Parker Tim Young & Sharon Hickox

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Charles & Brenda Nail

Gary Edmiston

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Larry & Gwen Roberts Betty M. Scott

Employees of Security State Bank Jane Wolf

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Jeannette & Mark Kolokoff Bill Harden

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Jennifer & John C. Harper

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ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS (continued) Chapter Gd P.E.O. Connie May

Russell J. Ramsland

Midland Symphony Guild

Jay Reynolds

MOSC Board of Directors

Red & Juandelle Lacy Roberts

Violet & Mark Singh

Elizabeth Roweck

The Midland Musicians Club

Jane Samples Bea Angevine

Michael J. Santorelli Violet and Mark Singh Janet Stafford Carol Symonette

Shari Santorelli

Craig and Doris Anderson Connie May Violet and Mark Singh Janet Stafford Carol Symonette

Cliff & Joyce Sherrod Violet & Mark Singh

Violet Singh

Alynda Best Joanie Holt Rev. Jon & Dale Stasney

Dr. & Mrs. Steve Wiehle

Anne Anson

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin D. Durham Arlen Edgar Betty & Clem George Robert D. Anson Thomas K. Anson Ms. Francene Breckenridge Edith Libson Andrew W. Austin & Cynthia K. Stewart

Eldon Basney

Midland Symphony Guild Ms. Beverly K. Cunningham Dr. E. Grace Osadchuk Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tandy

Emma Burnett

Violet and Mark Singh Jane Wolf

Jack E. Brown Jeannette and Mark Kolokoff

Warren Burnett

Paula & Ruff Ahders Ms. Judy DeWees Mr. & Mrs. Jim Leeton Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tandy Jane Wolf

Anne Caldwell

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Sue Smith & Jim Huddleston

Clarence E. Cardwell, Jr.

Sue Solari

Viola Campbell

Alathea & Jim Blischke Violet and Mark Singh Jane & Don Samples Mark & Jeannette Kolokoff Bill & Mary Garay

Eric Leibrock

Mrs. Ethel Chapman

Truman & Doreen McCreless The Midland Musicians Club

J. Dan Carpenter

Alan and Susan Leshnower

Herb and Pat Stanley

Marcella Christensen

Cindy Walton

Doris Cooper

Violet and Mark Singh

Amy A. Walton Jane Wolf Memorial Christian Church Billy T. Schulze

Beverly Wise

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Gene & JoAnn Wyatt Risa Brown MEMORIALS

Nelson Allison

Michael & Dana Ashton Bob & Kay Bivens Karl & Cathy Herzog Joan McCown Sue & Buddy McDonald Violet & Mark Singh


Katherine Grella

Cowan Hill Bond Agency Mullis Newby Hurst Ronald Bennett Howard Cowan Janet Hayes Bob & Pam Leibrock Violet & Mark Singh Mary Nixon Tighe

Dorothy Croft

Caroline Ater Howard Chancy & Toni Croft Barbara Davis Alan & Susan Leshnower

Mary McKeown Davis Pat & Herb Stanley

Lynn Davis

  LaDoyce Lambert

Perry Davis

Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren

Jean Grisham Dean

Jeff & Lou Nelle George

Opal Dobbs

Ludie & Eben Warner

Gretchen Estes

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Marie Finical Chris Newman

John Foster

Kay & Robert Bivens

Kathleen Freeman Lyn Fishman Maridell Fryar Ann Parish Betty Ann Prentice

Fay Griffin

Betty & Stuart Awbrey

Marshall C. Gulledge

Marilyn J. Craig Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Neill Frankie Simmons Mary Harrington Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities Odessa Symphony Guild Nancy Anguish Karen & Spencer Beal Bobby & Denise Burns Emma H. Burnett Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Karl & Cathy Herzog Tim Young & Sharon Hickox Melissa Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Jones Charles Milby Hartwell Barbara Hartwell Mayor Dan Hemphill Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Harriet Herd Midland Symphony Guild Alathea & Jim Blische Jeannine Donnelly Kenneth Herrick Elizabeth & Preston Black Myrna Herrick The Preston Black Family Mayor Bill Hext Bobby & Denise Burns Jacque Nell Hunder Holland Marc and Kay Maddox Rose Ann Houghton



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