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FROM YOUR SYMPHONY & CHORALE From the Board President From the Executive Director From the Music Director Music Director Biography Symphony SoundBites 2016-2017 Board of Directors & Staff Midland Symphony Guild Odessa Symphony Guild Home Free Fundraiser Symphony Young Professionals
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OUR SEASON 2016-2017 Season Series Beethoven Five By Design - In Mad Men Era Concert The Firebird Disney In Concert - Tale As Old As Time
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OUR ENSEMBLES 2016-2017 Chamber & Choral Concerts MOSC Orchestra MOSC Chamber Ensembles
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OUR CONTRIBUTORS / DONORS 2016-2017 Sponsors 2016-2017 Fund Contributors Endowment Fund Contributors Advertiser Index
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FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT As I reflect back to how I became interested in symphonic music, I think back to my childhood years in Artesia, NM. We rarely had live professional music performances, but we did have a Community Concert organization that would bring in live music, often classical symphony orchestras. Over the years, I was exposed to new music, grew to appreciate these concerts and began the process of making music an important part of my life. My experiences clearly showed me the importance of music as an incredible way to enrich our daily lives and the need to expose all children to a life-time filled with music. This is what MOSC strives for, to educate and to share quality performances for all ages through the symphony, chorale and chamber concerts. It is with these memories of my younger years that I enthusiastically usher in MOSC’s 2016-2017 season. What an honor to lead this great organization and work with such a professional staff and wonderful board members. So from the youngest to the most mature, we have something of joy for you. Our mission includes growing our audience and we hope to share our music with more people in the Permian Basin. To do this, we need your help. When you attend one of our performances, bring a friend with you. With such an excellent concert hall to perform in, it makes for a wonderful evening. We even offer a bite of dinner prior to our Masterworks concerts, along with remarks from our Music Director and guest artists regarding the evening’s performance. Share your experiences with others and let them know what a great symphony we have in the basin. Let’s grow and help our music reach even more people. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the critical support of our sponsors. We could not bring you this professional symphony orchestra, choirs or ensembles without our sponsors. The cost associated with this endeavor is only partially covered by ticket sales, and we rely on sponsors to sustain us. We ask that you too might consider this at any level. We appreciate you, our audience, because you are what this is all about. With regards,
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, The Midland – Odessa Symphony & Chorale is very proud to present our 54th Season providing you with the highest quality music that our audiences have come to expect. Though our community is currently facing challenging economic times the MOSC continues to provide a full eight-concert season along with our choral and chamber concerts, education programs in the schools for elementary students and student concerts at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The expense of producing such a season comes with a large cost that is not covered by ticket sales. I would like to share with you a few facts: • MOSC musicians are paid professionals who auditioned for and won their position in the orchestra • Producing a single concert could cost as much as $70,000 • Costs for producing a concert may include: • Orchestra Personnel and Travel • Guest Artist(s) • Music Acquisition • Piano Tuning • Instrument Transport and Fuel • Venue Rental and Venue Staff Support Additional Operating expenses include salaries for the Music Director & Conductor, Executive Director, Development Director, Marketing Director, Office Administrator, Operations Manager/Librarian, Personnel Managers, Ensemble Musicians, Chorale Conductor, Voices of the Permian Basin Director, as well as marketing, music performance licenses, insurance and other general business operation expenses. From its founding in 1962 to the present, the supporters of the MOSC have demonstrated a strong tradition of giving throughout the historical economic ups and downs. Your presence here tonight indicates your support through the purchase of your ticket and we appreciate you are delighted that you are here to share the music. Additionally we request that you consider supporting your symphony orchestra though a variety of giving opportunities. • Annual Fund Drive – individual and corporate gifts support the annual concerts and operations • Concert Sponsorship – individual and corporate concert sponsorships are still available starting at the $500 level. Consider sharing a sponsorship to receive shared benefits. • Program Advertisement – available for the winter/spring program book MOSC is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to enhance the quality of life in Midland, Odessa and the surrounding area by presenting outstanding symphonic, choral and chamber music performances, and music education programs. Please help us meet our mission through your financial support. Every gift, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Jeannette Kolokoff
FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Dear Patrons, Greetings, and welcome to the 2016-2017 season of the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra! We are very excited to share this season of incredible music with you. It all begins with Opening Night, featuring the winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Ko-Eun Yi, performing Prokofiev’s extraordinary Piano Concerto No. 3. Elgar’s iconic Enigma Variations is also on the first program. November brings the vivid Sheherazade and our own principal violist, Melissa Madura, performing Vaughan-Williams’ Suite for Viola and Orchestra. We’re breaking down barriers in January combining Symphony No. 4 of Beethoven with jazz saxophonist John Gunther performing Focus, one of the finest examples of third-stream jazz written for the great jazz artist Stan Getz. Our Masterworks series comes to a rousing close with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and solo dancers from Ballet Arkansas performing the grand pas from Paquita and Gershwin’s Who Cares?. Once again, we have engaged an amazing group of artists and programs in our Pops and Family Series. Featuring Wicked Divas, performing showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music, our annual tradition of “Sounds of the Season,” Five by Design, with music from the Mad Men Era, and a return of the audience favorite “Disney in Concert,” this series will prove to be an all-time great! We are extremely grateful for your support and patronage! We simply cannot bring such great music to the Permian Basin without your help. Please be sure to also check out the many wonderful performances by the outstanding ensembles of the MOSC, the Chorale, our youth choir The Voices of the Permian Basin, along with the West Texas Winds, Lone Star Brass, and Permian Basin String Quartet. These programs are always inspiring and engaging and you don’t want to miss them! Please plan to subscribe to these wonderful series of concerts. Bring a friend to join us for this season of great music as we continue our mission to change lives in the Permian Basin through great music. I look forward to meeting you at the concert! Sincerely,
Gary Lewis Music Director and Conductor
GARY LEWIS MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR Gary Lewis is the Music Director and Conductor of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra.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. 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. Prior to his appointment at Colorado, Lewis served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan, and Abilene Christian University. He is equally at home with professional, university, and youth ensembles. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic and has appeared with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival, Boulder Ballet, Midland Ballet Theater, Ballet Lubbock, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Western Plains Opera Theater. 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. 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 many 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 also served as conductor of the Symphony Orchestra until 2016. 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. 11
MISSION The mission of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is to enhance the quality of life in Midland, Odessa and the surrounding area by providing outstanding symphonic, choral and chamber music performances and music education programs.
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April 8, 2017 - THE FIREBIRD Chicken Stuffed with Mushrooms & Peppercorns - Caesar Salad, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Bread & Butter, Berry Tartlets. Includes iced water, iced tea or coffee. Cash bar is available inside the dining room. SPONSORED BY: JEANNETTE & MARK KOLOKOFF
2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF OFFICERS Jay Reynolds, President Carol Chandler, Executive Vice President Brad Bullock, Immediate Past President David Lauritzen, Vice President, Fundraising Rebecca Young, Vice President, Finance Scott Long, Vice President, Sponsorships Ann Parish, Secretary
DIRECTORS Maridell Fryar Linda George Mike Germer Dr. Thomas A.Hyde Carolina Keith Lura Kirkland Jane Knox LaDoyce Lambert Mark Lyon Connie May Edward McPherson
Dr. Anne Acreman Penny Angelo Dana Ashton John Barkley Sheilagh Bassett Pat Canty Dee Carter Nash Dowdle Thomas Elrod Barbara Faubion Dr. Paul Feit
Janet Pollard Betty Ann Prentice Suzanne Rathbun Kathleen Rector Floyd Rountree Melissa Rowland Deb Shaw Dave Sutter Ludie Warner Mike Willson
HONORARY MEMBERS Mrs. Lois Rochester (dec’d) Ms. Mary Harrington (dec’d) Mr. Don Williams (dec’d) Mr. Fred Trout Jr. (dec’d)
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)
M O S C S TA F F Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor Jeannette Kolokoff, Executive Director Violet Singh, Development Director Rino Irving, Operations Manager/Librarian Crystal Calcote, Marketing Director
Melissa Graham and Caryn Crutchfield, Personnel Managers Deanna Russell, Office Administrator Gregory Pysh, Chorale Conductor Emily Baker, Voices of the Permian Basin Director
F R A N K A . B E L L AWA R D S For contributions and/or services that have significantly advanced the mission of the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Inc. Ted Hale - April 14, 2007 Frank A. Bell - May 21, 1997 Grace Osadchuk - October 13, 2007 The Beal Family - May 19, 1999 Scott W. Long - May 18, 2013 Robert E. Hunt - August 31, 2000 Mary Harrington - May 16, 2001 13
2016 - 2017 PRESIDENT, MIDLAND SYMPHONY GUILD Midland Symphony Guild (MSG) is proud to begin its 54th year continuing in support of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC). MSG was created to support and raise funds for our local symphony music program. That effort has grown over the decades as a non-profit organization and now supports MOSC and all the fantastic music events it produces. From choral and ensemble performances to the full symphony events, MOSC is a shining example of how fine arts enrich our culture. Our Guild is made up of members who invest time and money supporting our local community. We believe the effort is not only worthwhile, but that partnering with an organization like MOSC grows and sustains our communities and cities. Midland Symphony Guild established a Symphony Belle program to encourage this effort. Daughters of guild members volunteer in the Belle program from 8th â€“ 12th grade. Each young lady volunteers service for local events and also learns the quality value of giving back to her community. Friendships are made and life lessons learned. Belles work at great community organizations like Safe Place, Midland Festival Ballet, Museum of the Southwest, Arts Council of Midland, Midland Community Theatre, Mission Center Adult Day Service and The Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Guild members and our Symphony Belles provide approximately 21,000 hours of community service each year which means we have provided over 1 million hours since our organization began in 1962. In February 2017, we will host our Diamond Gala Weekend starting with a black tie dinner and dance on Friday, February 3rd to present our Senior Belles and honor their 4 years of service. On Saturday, February 4th, we introduce our incoming Freshmen Belles with a luncheon and fashion style show. On Saturday night, we conclude the weekend festivities with the Belle Ball for all our Belles as a thank you for their service. It is my privilege this year to serve as president of the Midland Symphony Guild. I am honored to work with such an enthusiastic group of volunteers. It is our mission to support the musical arts while continuing to build and grow our organization. Leadership, volunteerism, and love of community are encouraged and strengthened. From our Belles through all the guild membership, we proudly support MOSC. We are incredibly fortunate to have an organization in our midst that fosters the talent of our local musicians and provides us access to musical performances and educational programs. Congratulations to the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale on another season of enriching our lives through music! Thomas W. Elrod 2016-2017 President, Midland Symphony Guild 14
2016-2017 MIDLAND SYMPHONY GUILD BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS President Belle VP Community VP Projects VP Finance VP Membership VP Correspondence Sec. Recording Sec. Parliamentarian Immediate Past Pres.
Thomas W. Elrod Debbie Hightower Leslie Wilson Karisa Danley Amanda Bledsoe Cheryl Spotts Raquel Padilla Corrine Roberson Jill Pennington Leslie Rhodes ELECT OFFICERS
Belle VP Elect Community VP Elect Projects VP Elect Finance VP Elect Membership VP Elect
Debbie Hightower Leslie Wilson Cindee Dietrich Natalie Branco Cheryl Spotts
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS Advisory Planning / Bylaws Jill Pennington Community Liason Leslie Wilson Concert Hospitality Mikell Abney Finance Amanda Bledsoe Gala Cindee Dietrich Guild Arrangments Gina Campagna Long Range Planning Leslie Rhodes Mailing Karen Sparks Membership Cheryl Spotts MIT (Member in Training) Susanne Kennedy Nominating Committee Shelley Harper Patron Liason Adrianne Clifton Publicity Co-chairs Robin Hall (Social Media) Dedee Boring (Website) Symphony Belle Debbie Hightower Symphony Office Katherine Jones Vintage Harmony (Special Events) Allison Gramentine Yearbook Billye Louder
2016 - 2017 MIDLAND SYMPHONY GUILD BELLES
2016 - 2017 MIDLAND SYMPHONY GUILD BELLES
2016 - 2017 PRESIDENT, ODESSA SYMPHONY GUILD The Odessa Symphony Guild is entering into its 58th year of continued support of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale to bring the gift of fine music to the Permian Basin. The MOSC has supported and broadened the musical education of West Texans by offering free concerts to the communities, instructing Youth Choir and honoring numerous other events. First class musicians have been performing with the symphony to enrich our lives through their music at concerts and performances, but also by serving in the public schools by teaching the children of the next generation to be amazing musicians. Since the Odessa Symphony Guild began in 1958, it has provided opportunities for Active members, Patrons and Belle/Beaux volunteers to support the MOSC through contributions, ushering, attending concerts, working at the concerts and hosting receptions. The Belle/Beaux volunteer group begins in the 9th grade and each student has a parent or sponsor that is a member of the Odessa Symphony Guild. If you and your child are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.odessasg.org to learn more about the wonderful program our City is so blessed to have in our reach. The Odessa Symphony Guild will again host the Annual Symphony Gala Ball at the Odessa County Club on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Ball is the main fundraiser for the OSG to provide the financial support to the MOSC. This is also a time to honor our Senior Belles and Beaux who have faithfully served the Symphony throughout their high school careers. The Odessa Symphony Guild will introduce the freshman, sophomore and junior Belles and Beaux along with the special time of celebration and recognition for the Senior Belles and Beaux. The Odessa Symphony Guild would like to personally invite you to attend this fun and spectacular event as we honor the hard work these students have sacrificed, and at the same time raise funds to support the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. This yearâ€™s theme will be: ALL THAT FANFARE ~ A Black Tie Affair. Please join us!
Lura Kirkland 2016-2017 President, Odessa Symphony Guild
2016-2017 ODESSA SYMPHONY GUILD OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS OFFI CERS President President Elect VP Membership VP Projects VP Tickets Recording Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Parliamentarian Corresponding Secretary
Lura Kirkland Heather Butler Sherry Adams Heather Hutson Cami Simmons Jacqui Gore DeeAnna Arellano Vanessa Dunn Mary Morton Heather Butler COMMI TTEE CHAI R S
Arrangements Belles/Beaux By-Laws Historian/Public Relations Membership Nominating Projects Tickets Yearbook Patron Liaison Communications
Ashli Tate Heather Bland/Heather Kirk Mary Morton Kellye Lewis Sherry Adams Lisa Steen Heather Hutson Cami Simmons Ashli Tate Carla Haston Candy Thompson
2016 - 2017 ODESSA SYMPHONY GUILD SENIOR BELLES/BEAUX
Front Row from Left: Christina Martin daughter of Sonia and Jim Martin, Cassidy Clegg Ramage daughter of Stephanie and James Ramage, Kasyn Ashlee Armstrong daughter of Scharlena and Eric Armstrong, Elisebeth Madison Hutson daughter of Heather and John Hutson. Back Row from Left: Robert Houston Steen son of Mr. Rocky Steen and the late Tory Steen, Benjamin Clay Tate son of Ashli and Brandon Tate, Riley Taylor Stiles son of Valerie and Jacob Stiles. Not Shown: Kamryn Lee Duckworth daughter of Jana Duckworth and David Duckworth, Trevor Tate Thompson son of Candy and Randy Thompson.
MOSC 2016-2017 ORCHESTRA GARY LEWIS, MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR VIOLIN John Madura, Concertmaster Dorothy Croft Chair Endowed by the Midland Symphony Guild Yaesolji Shin, Associate Concertmaster Erin E. Weber, Principal Second Violin Paula Beard Kevin Crutchfield Xavier DeGrate Vinícius Farina Nikesha Hailey Lowell Hohstadt Laurel Lawshae Karen McAfee Robert Meinecke Corey Metcalf Turner Partain Lucy Proctor Abi Rhoades Jason Snider VIOLA Melissa Madura, Principal Laura Peña, Associate Principal Beau Garza Kathy Hohstadt Miriam Oddie
CELLO Amy Huzjak, Principal Endowed in memory of Walter Osadchuk by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Miller Danny Mar, Associate Principal Ilia De la Rosa Elizabeth Purvis Aurelia Rocha David Thomas
OBOE Caryn Crutchfield, Principal Robert Krause, Associate Principal Ann Hankins
BASS Bill DeLavan, Principal Christine Craddock, Associate Principal Christopher Arcy Endowed in memory of Mary June Rasmussen by Mr. Kenneth Anderson and Dr. Anne Acreman, MD Joe Weldon Ferris III
BASSOON Shawn Seguin, Acting Principal Bill Harden, Associate Principal
FLUTE Katherine Velasquez, Principal Kate Martin, Associate Principal Julia Barnett
CLARINET Chris Chance, Principal Sarah Demy, Associate Principal Mande Gragg
HORN Sonja K. Millichamp, Co-Principal Scott Millichamp, Co-Principal Norma Binam Susan Kelley TRUMPET Eric Baker, Co-Principal Michael Santorelli, Co-Principal John Irish
TROMBONE Nicholas Conn, Principal Darin Cash BASS TROMBONE Jon James, Principal TUBA Kevin Young, Principal TIMPANI Tim Mabrey, Principal PERCUSSION Erin Martysz, Principal Nathaniel Collins Jacob Garcia HARP Vincent Pierce, Principal PIANO Shari Santorelli, Principal
-Ĺ˛4Ĺ˛Ĺą.Ĺ˛ John Madura, violin Erin Weber, violin Melissa Madura, viola Amy Huzjak, cello The Permian Basin String Quartet is the resident string quartet of the 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.
)ĹąĹ˛4Ĺ˛ Mike Santorelli, trumpet Eric Baker, trumpet Scott Millichamp, horn Nicholas Conn, trombone Kevin Young, tuba The Lone Star Brass presents concerts displaying 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 - complete with wigs and costumes. They perform to have fun, and it rubs off on their audiences at each and every concert.
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MOSC ENSEMBLES For information regarding instrumental teachers or to hire an ensemble, please call MOSC at 432-563-0921 26
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 7:30 P.M. WAGNER NOËL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THIS CONCERT PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
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Beethoven Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:30 p.m. Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Gary Lewis, conductor JOHN GUNTHER, SAXOPHONE Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Eddie Sauter (1914 – 1981) John Gunther, saxophone I. Night Rider II. Once Upon a Time III. Her IV. Pan V. I’m Late
~INTERMISSION~ Symphony No. 4, op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) I. Adagio – Allegro Vivace II. Adagio III. Allegro Vivace IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
A B O U T
T H E A R T I S T John Gunther, saxophone John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music. He has performed on stages throughout the U.S., South America and Europe, in Carnegie Hall, in the middle of the ocean, and on the back of a truck.
He has performed or recorded with jazz greats Dave Douglas, Ron Miles, Christian McBride, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and The Maria Schneider Orchestra as well as guest appearances with the Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Carpe Diem String Quartet and the Banda Nacional de Cartago in Costa Rica. As part of New York city's "downtown" music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP) and is co-founder of the contemporary jazz ensembles, "Spooky Actions" and "Convergence." John is an Associate Professor and director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his BM at Berklee College of Music, an MM at the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. from New York University. In 2007 he founded the Boulder Laptop Orchestra [BLOrk] to explore the intersection of music, performance, art, and technology. His work with BLOrk has led to further collaboration with the STEM program at CU exploring informal science education through the arts. John’s most recent recording with his jazz group “Safari Trio” is on the Dazzle Jazz label.
BEETHOVEN PROGRAM NOTES BEETHOVEN Program Notes Dr. Melissa Graham © 2016
Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. January 27, 1756 Salzburg d. December 5, 1791 Vienna Premiered: October 29, 1787 in Prague Approximate duration: 6 minutes Timeline Connections • 1770: Ludwig van Beethoven was born • 1776: Declaration of Independence • 1783: Treaty of Paris signed (end of American Revolutionary War) • 1784: Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals • 1785: Napoléon graduated from the military academy in Paris • 1787: United States Constitution is adopted • 1787: Premiere of Don Giovanni • 1788: First edition of The Times is published in London • 1791: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) premiered
The popularity and influence of the work of Mozart can hardly be understated. He was extremely prolific for such a short lifespan, leaving over 600 works for future generations upon generations to enjoy. Don Giovanni was the second of three operas birthed of his collaboration with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte; Le nozze di Figaro came a year earlier, and Così fan tutte would follow in 1790. Don Giovanni was the only one of these three masterpiece operas to premiere outside of Vienna, due to a commission in Prague. It is believed that Da Ponte suggested the story of the infamous hero-villian Don Juan, who was first given literary expression by Spanish playwright Tirso de Molina in 1630. The story of Don Juan (also known as Don Giovanni, or the “seducer” or “trickster” of Seville) has intrigued countless composers of music and literature through the ages. Richard Strauss with his tone poem Don Juan (op. 20, 1888) may come to mind. Mozart’s setting is one that never ceases to intrigue audiences; it is full of moody twists and turns, questions of morality, and a quintessentially Mozartean balance between light humor and heavy drama. It was typical for composers to write the overture last, though perhaps not for the reason modern audiences would think; it was not common for an overture to contain any of the same music as the opera until well after Mozart’s time. Mozart was a revolutionary in many ways, however, and had begun to utilize the overture to foreshadow the thematic material by the time of Don Giovanni. Before this point, as was custom, Mozart only foreshadowed the energies, emotions, or general moods of what was to come. By the end of his short life, he displayed ingenious revolutionary tactics in this manner; his overture to The Magic Flute (1791) utilizes actual themes from the opera, and the entire opera’s story is found in microcosm. The overture for Don Giovanni is sometimes called the “midnight overture” due to Mozart’s famous procrastination of its composition. For various reasons, the premiere of the opera had already been delayed twice, and yet, Mozart still hadn’t written the overture as of the day before the curtain would actually rise. It is believed he was out enjoying a few drinks with friends and colleagues until near midnight, then went home to write the overture. Constanze (his –likely very patient– wife) is believed to have stayed up with him, telling him stories to keep him alert. The next day, the copyists were hardly finished producing the music for the orchestra before the overture downbeat. Despite the whirlwind, the musicians did such a brilliant job sightreading that the audience responded with thunderous applause. Regardless of its tumultuous infancy, the Overture to Don Giovanni remains a profound example of Mozartian balance: grace, elegance, and grandeur without overt lavishness, sublime reverence without unnecessary severity, and urgency and earnestness without impatience.
BEETHOVEN PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Focus
Eddie Sauter b. December 2, 1914 Brooklyn d. April 21, 1981 New York City Released: 1961 Approximate duration: 25 minutes Timeline Connections • 1947: Cold War began • 1953: Deaths of both Stalin and Prokofiev -on the same day in Moscow • 1956: Elvis Presley’s first hit song • 1959: Alaska and Hawaii officially 49th and 50th states in the U.S. • 1961: The Peace Corps is created • 1961: Focus recorded and released • 1962: The Beatles released their first single
The compositional and arrangement work of Eddie Sauter is praised as innovative and explosively influential. Throughout his adventurous career, Sauter worked with an impressive list of “big names,” such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Ray McKinley. In the 1950s, Sauter joined forces with Bill Finegan to form their own orchestra as a vehicle for their innovative creativity. The Sauter-Finegan band was thus born in 1952, though the instrumentation reflects their affinity for unusual sound worlds. Sauter once explained that he and Finegan “agreed that it would not be brass and saxes all over again. We’d had that. We wanted a different combination of instruments. We came up with one that gave us lots of latitude – from piccolo to tuba. It gave us space to make the lines come out so you don’t always have a wad of sound thrown at you.” This idealogy also serves as a reflection of Sauter’s love for both jazz and classical music. Some even claim that despite his influential stronghold in the jazz world, Sauter’s own primary influence was the oeuvre of classical composers. In particular, Sauter’s love for the work of Béla Bartók is clear in several original compositions, including a modified quote from the second movement of Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta within “I’m Late” – a movement from the piece at hand tonight. Focus was recorded and released in 1961 – the product of a commission by jazz saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-1991). The piece (and album itself) is a suite for tenor sax and string orchestra, and to this day, Focus is still recognized as one of the best examples of third-stream jazz. The influence of Getz is extremely notable; classical musicians and jazzers alike list him as amongst their favorites. One of his greatest claims to fame was his ability to improvise in an extraordinarily imaginative way. Sauter allowed for this incredible skill, laying out space and orchestral harmonic skeletons for Getz to work his magic in melodic invention. The esteemed soloist for tonight, John Gunther, provided his own thoughts on Focus: “Stan Getz's collaboration with Eddie Sauter created one of the most iconic recordings in jazz and represents one of the most successful merging of classical and jazz music to date. Sauter created the perfect vehicle for Getz as a soloist, who was renowned for his lush tone and melodic improvisations. As a jazz saxophonist, “Focus" is the ideal concerto as all the music played by the soloist is improvised! I follow the melodies and harmonies of the orchestra and create my own melodic improvisation similar to how I might with a jazz group. I also draw from Getz’s own performances as the melodies he created are so beautiful and perfect for the setting. It is every saxophonist’s dream to play with an orchestra, so with each performance of “Focus” is a dream come true! I’m thrilled to be performing again with my good friend and colleague Maestro Lewis and to have the opportunity to play with such an excellent orchestra.”
BEETHOVEN PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Symphony No. 4, op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven b. December 16, 1770 Bonn, Germany d. March 26, 1827 Vienna, Austria Public premiere: April 13, 1808 in Vienna Approximate duration: 35 minutes Timeline Connections • 1791: Mozart passed • 1792: Beethoven moved to Vienna • 1794: Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason • 1796: Beethoven beginning to notice hearing loss • 1800: Napoléon marched into Austria • 1804: Lewis & Clark Expedition began • 1806:Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 4 • 1808: Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 5 • 1813: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Though accounts vary, Beethoven was likely beginning to notice signs of hearing loss by 1796. He did not admit this openly for several more years; it is probable that the onset was insidious enough to deny the signs. In June of 1801, Beethoven wrote a letter to a man named Wegeler in his native Bonn, stating, “I must confess that I am living a miserable life. For almost two years I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people: I am deaf. If I had any other profession it would be easier, but in my profession it is a terrible handicap. As for my enemies, of whom I have a fair number, what would they say?” He suffered from the obvious psychological effects of such a “handicap” – it is even documented that he considered suicide at least once in his life. Thankfully, through the support of his loyal friends, and no shortage of self-perseverance, Beethoven
continued to work. In fact, the music of this period in his life is sometimes labeled his “heroic” or “middle” period; it would be another 23 years before he wrote his revolutionary Ninth Symphony. (The label “heroic” does not refer to his own personal battles of will, though the connection with such a feat would not go amiss.) Less than five months after writing his gloomy confessions to Wegeler, he wrote again with somewhat happier thoughts: “You can scarcely believe what an empty, sad life I have had for the last two years. My poor hearing haunted me everywhere like a ghost; and I avoided all human society. I was forced to seem a misanthrope, and yet I am far from being one. This change has been brought about by a dear charming girl who loves me and whom I love … and for the first time I feel that marriage might bring me happiness. Unfortunately she is not of my class.” The woman he is referring to was likely the Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, only aged 17 at this time; “too young, and perhaps too spoilt, to take Beethoven’s devotion very seriously, though no doubt she was flattered for a time by the attentions of a famous composer,” (Joseph Kerman, et al., Oxford Dictionary). Such happiness, as well as his intense anguish over the haunting ghost of his hearing were characteristic of his conflicting moods at this time. Over the course of the next five years, Beethoven produced a myriad of masterworks, notably including three symphonies (with work toward his famous Fifth Symphony), several concertos, sonatas, string quartets, Lieder (German songs), and his opera Fidelio, with its popular Leonore overtures. Amongst these great works, in the midst of these drastic (though vehemently heroic) times, Beethoven wrote his Symphony No. 4. Predominately composed in the summer and fall of 1806, Beethoven conducted the private premiere in March of 1807. It would be another year before the public premiere – the same year as the premiere of his famous Fifth. Compositionally sandwiched in between his Third and Fifth symphonies, it may come as little surprise that the grandeur of these two tend to overshadow the Fourth. There are few humans on earth who would not recognize the main theme from the Fifth – even if they may be connecting it to one of the dozens of “quotations” in popular music (try typing “Beethoven remix” into a search engine for examples). His Third, also known as the “Eroica Symphony,” features much of the same heaviness and visceral emotion as the Fifth, and is likewise often programmed as one of his most notable masterpieces. Robert Schumann called the Fourth “a slender Grecian maiden between two Nordic giants.” In stark contrast to these weighty works, the Fourth is full of lightness. After a deceivingly ominous introduction, this symphony is joyous and lyrical, playful and uplifting. Many have compared this sound world to the early works in Beethoven’s oeuvre, even comparing some tactics to those of Haydn (one of Beethoven’s early teachers). Berlioz described the work as a return to an earlier sound world: “here, Beethoven entirely abandons ode and elegy, in order to return to the less elevated and less somber, but not less difficult, style of the Second Symphony. The general character of this score is either lively, alert, and gay, or of a celestial sweetness.”
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FIVE BY DESIGN in Mad Men Era Concert A Five By Design Production
Lorie Carpenter-Niska • Catherine Scott • Kurt Niska • Michael Swedberg • Terrence Niska Steven Hobert, Piano Jay Epstein, Drums Orchestrations: Willis Delony | Lovell Ives Vocal Arrangements: Terrence Niska | Michael Swedberg Sound Engineer: Phil Henrickson Sound Theme from Mission: Impossible A Lot Of Livin’ To Do Sway Mack The Knife What Is This Thing Called Love? / Danke Schoen All Of Me Soul Bossa Nova Night And Day Pop Goes The Weasel Perk Up! Coffee Carioca Cara de Payaso Jump In The Line
Lalo Schifrin, arr. Custer Lee Adams & Charles Strouse Pablo Beltran Ruiz, English lyrics by Norman Gimbel Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht & Marc Blitzstein Cole Porter/Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler & Kurt Schwabach Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons Quincy Jones Cole Porter Terrence Niska Michael Swedberg Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu & Vincent Youmans Haroldo Barbosa & Luiz Reis Ralph DeLeon, Raymond Bell, Gabriel Oller & Steve Samuel
~INTERMISSION~ TV Theme Medley Commercial Medley Almost Like Being In Love Mona Lisa Something’s Gotta Give Theme from “The Pink Panther” Fever More What a Wonderful World Come Fly With Me
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Five By Design's signature harmonies have withstood the test of time in a career that stands out on America's musical landscape, spanning more than twenty years. This nationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centers delighting hundreds of thousands. But Five By Design's creative talents go far beyond their vocal prowess. As the creative talent behind Radio Days, Club Swing, Stay Tuned and Cool and Swingin', their productions showcase the group's penchant for storytelling and the comedic. Whether backed by symphony orchestra or studio big band, Five By Design embraces the unforgettable melodies, lush harmonies, and swinging rhythms that evoke the names of Miller, Mancini and Mercer. The Minnesota-based Five By Design includes Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Catherine Scott, Kurt Niska, Michael Swedberg, and Terrence Niska. Four of the five have been singing together since 1986. The group’s familial ties include brothers Terrence and Kurt Niska and the husband-wife duo of Kurt and Lorie Niska and childhood collaborator, Michael Swedberg. The creative team is supported by in-house artist representatives Alton Accola & Midge Swedberg. Their technical team includes Sound Engineer Phil Henrickson who has worked with the ensemble since 1987. Radio Days, Five By Design’s ﬂagship production, debuted in the 1980's as a patriotic tribute to the “golden age of radio,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. Nearly two decades later, Radio Days still receives great reviews. The Washington Post heralded its Kennedy Center debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as “one of the best pops performances of the season.” The Radio Days soundtrack was recorded with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor David Lewis Crosby. With the success of Radio Days and the renewed interest in swing, the Baltimore Symphony requested another production from Five By Design ultimately leading to the Baltimore premiere of Club Swing in 2001. The show follows the rise and fall of the big band era from 1937-1955 at the ﬁctional Hotel Crosby, “where the music’s hot, the drinks are cool, and the legend lives forever.” The Club Swing soundtrack was recorded with a big band headed by Willis Delony, Five By Design’s principal pianist/conductor. In 2006 Five By Design unveiled their third production. In true variety show fashion, Stay Tuned moves seamlessly from songs to skits and back again providing a night of marvelous entertainment when television ruled the airwaves. The music of Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Darin and many more is presented live and in living color. The Stay Tuned soundtrack was recorded with an eight-piece band with Willis Delony once again at the helm. Combining their warm, well-rounded signature vocals with the musical gunslinging of 42
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alto sax legend Richie Cole and a bit of theatrical panache, Five By Design's Cool and Swingin' hit the stage in 2010. Set in the format of a live radio broadcast, Cool and Swingin' explores the career of Mr. Cole from his early days with Buddy Rich to working with the Tonight Show Band to the present day. Debuting in the spring of 2013 is Five By Design’s newest production, Live! from the Ultra Lounge. Set in the format of a faux radio broadcast from a tiki room, Live! from the Ultra Lounge not only travels to exotic locales with tropical rhythms, but it focuses on the kings and queens of cool…the artists that defined the atomic era: Bobby Darin, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton, Peggy Lee and the songs they made famous in fantastic new arrangements. Five By Design takes swing to the next level…for the ultra-hip and the ultra-cool. Five By Design enjoys the great fortune of working with outstanding orchestrators including: Lovell Ives, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies; Willis Delony, Professor of Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and ﬁlm score orchestrator, Maury Laws, noted most for his work on the Rankin-Bass animated specials including “Frosty, the Snowman” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer;” Brian Shaw, Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University and Co-Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony; and Andrew Neesley, award-winning jazz trumpeter and inventive composer for the New York based band Nees and Vos. While the vocal arrangements are the creative work of Five By Design, their orchestrators bring those charts to life with unparalleled expertise. National media exposure includes a seven city Guest Artist appearance with the 2012 Boston Pops Holiday Tour; a six-camera video presentation of their production Club Swing, shot by Wisconsin Public Television and available to member stations across the country; National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition–Sunday” and “Swingin’ Down the Lane” along with a feature story in Symphony magazine. The ensemble’s recordings are available on their website and they also appear as guest artists on John Meyer's Bringin' Out the Beast. With a touring itinerary averaging 60-plus performances each season, their talents have taken them across the country, up into Canada and as far away as the Bosphorus International Music Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. For further information regarding Five By Design’s itinerary and activities, visit the ensemble’s website at www.ﬁvebydesign.com.
2017 MARCIA McENTYRE ZOFFUTO HERO AWARD Daniel Todd 2017 Marcia McEntyre Zoffuto Hero Award Winner
Daniel Todd, Crane High School Band Director, is the 2017 Marcia McEntyre Zoffuto Hero Award Winner. The award’s namesake, Marcia McEntyre Zoffuto, grew up in Odessa, graduated from Permian High School and was the daughter of legendary Permian High School Band director, J.R. McEntyre and his wife Evelyn. Marcia, who passed away in August of 2008, was an outstanding music educator at Coyle Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, who inspired many students and colleagues to achieve greatness. Mr. Daniel Todd has many of these same qualities. Daniel Todd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in New Mexico and Arizona. He graduated from Del-Norte High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and received his Bachelors of Music Education degree from New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. While performing in the top wind ensemble at New Mexico State, he met his beautiful wife Deborah. They now have three wonderful children Bethany, Brayden, and Dominic. Daniel was fortunate to learn from several great band directors: his junior high director Ray Tietze, high school directors Ray Bell and John Fannin, and college directors Dr. Ken Van Winkle, Dr. Greg Fant, and Dr. William Clark. These directors not only taught him how to be a good musician, they also went out of their way to help him mature. Under their tutelage he learned the power of teamwork, the value of a strong work ethic, and to be a better person in general. The many positive influences and personal examples of these instructors helped to spark Mr. Todd’s desire to be a band director himself. For Daniel, being a music teacher is about more than teaching music and musicianship. It is also about developing and maintaining positive relationships with his students. He is blessed to be teaching at a small school where he gets to work on a daily basis with band students for seven school years, grades 6-12, where he can develop strong, lasting bonds. Daniel was hired to teach band at Crane right out of college. He has taught 24 years, all of which have been at Crane ISD in West Texas. He spent one year as the assistant director, eight years as the middle school band director, and is currently finishing his fifteenth year as the head high school director. During the past 24 years, bands under Mr. Todd’s direction have always received overall Division 1 (Superior) ratings at all UIL Contests. While under Todd’s direction, the Crane Middle School band was named the 1998-99 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Class C Honor Band of Texas, performing at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio. While directing at the high school, the band has advanced at each opportunity for the UIL State Marching Contest competing in the finals four times. In addition, the Crane High School Bands have often placed at the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) state finals of the Outstanding Performance Series and the TMEA Honor Band Competitions. Through the years, Crane High School has had 119 ATSSB All-State Band members selected, making Crane the second highest number of students in Texas for Class A–4A schools. The Crane High School Band presently has 163 student members, which is almost sixty percent of the entire high school population, making the band one of the largest Class 3A bands in Texas. Daniel Todd was named the Crane ISD Educator of the year in 2005 and again in 2011. He is a member of ATSSB, Texas Bandmasters Association, TMEA, and Phi Beta Mu international bandmasters fraternity.
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The Firebird Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Gary Lewis, conductor Guest Duo from Ballet Arkansas (to be announced) Suite from Swan Lake, op. 20a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
I. Scene: Moderato II. Valse: Intrada: Tempo di valse III. Dances des cygnes: Allegro moderato IV. Scène: Andante V. Danse éspagnole VI. Danse napolitaine VII. Danse hongroise (Czardas): Moderato assai “Grand pas” from Paquita
Ludwig Minkus (1826 – 1917)
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George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) I. Embraceable You II. Fascinating Rhythm III. I Got Rhythm
Suite from The Firebird (1919 Revision)
Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)
I. Introduction – The Firebird and its dance – The Firebird’s variation II. The Princesses’ Khorovod (Rondo, round dance) III. Infernal dance of King Kashchei IV. Berceuse (Lullaby) V. Finale
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THE FIREBIRD PROGRAM NOTES Masterworks: The Firebird Program Notes Dr. Melissa Graham © 2016 Tonight’s program features the beauty of two different art forms: dance and music. Both are forms of vital expression; both are gifts to be treasured. The tradition of collaboration between these two forms will be celebrated tonight by including honored guest artists: dancers from the Ballet Arkansas. In considering the overall effect of such a program, one may desire to consider the driving force for these artists. What motivates art? How is it created? The impetuses for these arts obviously come in various forms –some pained, some joyous– but all would agree that art is most often a visceral calling, possibly even unlike any other vocation. When considering this element from an artists’ point of view, a quote from the famous Martha Graham comes to mind. Graham (1894-1991) was so influential in American modern dance that she has been compared to the visual arts influence of Picasso. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you
in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares to other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. No satisfaction whatsoever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
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THE FIREBIRD PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Suite from Swan Lake, op. 20a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky b. May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia d. November 6, 1893 in Saint Petersburg, Russia Composed: 1875 – 1876 Premiered in original form (op. 20): March 4, 1877 Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Approximate duration of Suite (op. 20a): 32 minutes Timeline Connections • 1865: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) • 1869:Wyoming granted women the right to vote • 1872: Yellowstone signed into existence as world’s first national park • 1877:Tchaikovsky premiered his Swan Lake ballet • 1884: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) • 1888: Tchaikovsky premiered his Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky is in the ears of essentially every Western world human; one would be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t recognize at least some of his music. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture may bring canons, fireworks, and the Fourth of July to mind, and his Nutcracker ballet is a holiday standard. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is utilized in several movies – notably featuring Natalie Portman in the 2010 film Black Swan. In other words, his ballets in particular permeate popular culture and classical ballet stages alike. Tchaikovsky’s symphonic themes have also been quoted and utilized both in films and other pop culture avenues (e.g., Glenn Miller (1942), The Aviator (2004), and even the cartoon The Ren & Stimpy Show). Composed in 1875-1876, Swan Lake has certainly stood the test of time. Ironically, its first performances were anything but a success. The dancers and musicians complained about several numbers being too difficult; many were replaced with simpler music by Cesare Pugni (a popular ballet composer of the time). Tchaikovsky’s brother described the conductor as a “semi-amateur who had never before been faced with so complicated a score.” Even the costumes and staging were reportedly lacking. It was not until 1895 (two years after Tchaikovsky’s death) that Swan Lake began its rightful ascent to the popularity it holds today. The famous Marius Petipa (in collaboration with Lev Ivanov) staged this monumental production. Only a few short years later, the first publication of a Swan Lake orchestral suite was born (attributed to the P. Jurgenson firm), completed with several of Tchaikovsky’s most striking numbers from the ballet. Several decades past that came another, published by Muzgiz (the Soviet State Music Publishing House, produced around 1954). Tchaikovsky would have never imagined that his Swan Lake would hold such reverence over 100 years later; it still continues to permeate popular and classical culture.
THE FIREBIRD PROGRAM NOTES (continued) “Grand Pas” from Paquita
Ludwig Minkus b. March 23, 1826 Vienna, Austria d. December 7, 1917 Vienna, Austria Premiered in original form: April 1, 1846 in Paris Petipa revival: December 27, 1881 in St. Petersburg Timeline Connections • 1845:Invention of the Rubber Band (Stephen Perry) • 1845: Texas became the 28th state of the USA • 1846:Original premiere of Paquita • 1847:Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) • 1853: Steinway & Sons (of Steinway Pianos) founded in New York • 1861–1865: American Civil War • 1867: Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million • 1876: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone • 1881:Petipa & Minkus revival of Paquita
Written in collaboration with Édouard Deldevez and originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier, Paquita was the Parisian debut for Ludwig Minkus. Also known as Léon Minkus, the young musician was virtually unknown as a composer at this time. Paquita served as a professional impetus for Minkus, despite the small scope of his contributions at that time. However, in an 1881 revision led by Marius Petipa, Minkus made a lasting mark on Paquita. Minkus is also remembered for his 1868 collaboration with Petipa (Don Quixote) – a production so successful that Minkus was appointed Official Composer to the Imperial Russian Ballet (a post he held until 1886). Minkus officially moved to St. Petersburg in 1872, and collaborated with Petipa on well over a dozen ballets over the following two decades. By the time of the Paquita collaboration with Petipa, Minkus had lived much of his creative life in Russia. The premiere took place in St. Petersburg on December 27, 1881, and featured three notable Minkus contributions. In order within the ballet, the Pas de trois is featured in the first act (often called the Minkus Pas de trois). The Mazurka des enfants comes in the second act (Children’s Mazurka, written with students of the Imperial Ballet School in mind). Finally, the famous Grand pas classique comes as a celebratory finale to the end of the second act. With Petipa’s staging and Minkus’s music, this last number is amongst the most celebrated of any Petipa or Minkus works.
THE FIREBIRD PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Selections from Who Cares?
George Gershwin Gershwin photo provided by the Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Trusts George Gershwin formal portrait, New York, 1930 Photo by Maurice Goldberg
b. September 26, 1898 Brooklyn, New York d. July 11, 1937 Los Angeles, California Premiere of full ballet: February 5, 1970 at the New York State Theater Ballet orchestration: Hershy Kay (1919-1981) Timeline Connections • 1922: USSR established • 1924: Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm • 1924: J. Edgar Hoover appointed FBI Director • 1927: Babe Ruth set Home Run record • 1929: Bubble gum invented • 1930: Gershwin’s Embraceable You & I Got Rhythm • 1970: Premiere of full ballet Who Cares?
Gershwin is yet another composer who left tunes still easily recognizable in modern culture today. His Summertime tune has been utilized by countless popular culture musicians, and the iconic Rhapsody in Blue has been used on modern television countless times (United Airlines commercials, for example), and remains a standard on the concert stage. (This list could go on for quite some time!) He is recognized as a revolutionary musician, one of the first to successfully blur the lines between jazz, pop, and classical; additionally, he is acknowledged as the composer who brought jazz to the concert hall. Above all, Gershwin is celebrated as one of the most gifted and quintessentially American composers of the 20th century. Although he was a man ahead of his time in many ways (his Porgy and Bess arguably paved the way for Bernstein’s West Side Story), Gershwin was also in line with trends at certain points in his career, particularly through utilization of African-American idioms. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s (a movement that kindled an cultural celebration in black identity) was booming at the time Gershwin originally created the works at hand. All three songs feature lyrics by his brother, Ira Gershwin. The partnership of Ira and George was fantastic throughout their careers, birthed of a mutual brotherly love and professional respect. Ira once stated his belief that “a song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.” Numerous “big name” artists have performed and recorded these songs throughout the years; Ella Fitzgerald (e.g. with recordings in the 1950s), Frank Sinatra (1940s recordings), and Ethel Merman (1970s) may come to mind. These songs have additionally been featured in Broadway shows predating the ballet at hand (“Fascinating Rhythm” was utilized by Fred and Adele Astaire in the Broadway musical Lady Be Good, for instance). Needless to say, they are popular reminders of the greatness of Gershwin. Over thirty years after George Gershwin’s death (and nearly half a century past the original composition), Who Cares? came into existence through a collaboration between orchestrator Hershy Kay and mastermind choreographer George Balanchine. The ballet derives its name from yet another George & Ira Gershwin song (1931). In its full form, the ballet features some 16 Gershwin brother tunes. After so many uses of these works, one can hardly deny the longstanding power of their magic. Lincoln Kirstein of the New York City Ballet once described this effect well: “nostalgia has not syruped the songs’ sentiment nor robbed them of immediate piquancy. We associate them with time past, but when well sung or played, or preferably both at once, they not only revive but transcend their epoch.”
THE FIREBIRD PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Suite from The Firebird (1919 Revision)
Igor Stravinsky b. June 17, 1882 near Saint Petersburg d. April 6, 1971 New York City Composed: between November 1909 and May 1910 Approximate duration of Suite: 25 minutes Timeline Connections • 1891: Carnegie Hall opened • 1891: Birth of Basketball • 1901: First US speed limits for automobiles (10 MPH in cities, 15 in villages, and 20 MPH in rural areas) • 1910: US Immigration at a peak with 8.8 million immigrants (1901-1910) • 1910: The Firebird ballet premiered • 1913: The Rite of Spring premiered • 1914: World War I (1914-1918) • 1919 : Adolf Hitler joins the Nazi party • 1919: Second revision for the Suite from The Firebird
Russian born composer Igor Stravinsky is most often described as a revolutionary. His work cast a wide net of inspiration (though not always positive inspiration) across the Western world. Stravinsky’s musical voice from this period was particularly influential just before and after World War I, but his work remains a pillar for modern composition still today. Students studying Western music rarely miss out on exposure to Stravinsky’s work, as well as much folklore surrounding the circumstances of his most famous works. For instance, the premiere of the ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris on May 29, 1913 caused quite the outrage – akin to a riot. Students and professors alike often enjoy examining this event; there is something quite visceral about connecting to the audiences of that time through such fierce emotions. The Firebird was the first of several collaborations with Sergei Diaghilev, the great ballet impresario and founder of the famous Ballets Russes. Diaghilev claimed to have “discovered” Stravinsky, then in his late 20s, though in reality, he simply provided the right breeding ground for Stravinsky’s astoundingly unique voice. Diaghilev did foresee Stravinsky’s greatness, however, and is often cited as stating as much at a rehearsal for The Firebird: “mark him well; he is a man on the eve of celebrity.” Indeed, on the literal eve of the premiere of The Firebird (June 24, 1910 in Paris) Stravinsky was virtually unknown as an international composer. The day after, however, was an entirely different story; The Firebird was an instantly remarkable success. Stravinsky later drew out orchestral suites from the ballet score (1911, 1919, and 1945). The 1919 version, as programmed tonight, is the most commonly performed. In fact, Stravinsky conducted this version more than a thousand times. Its fame was so dominant in Stravinsky’s life that once upon a time, a fan mistakenly (though quite seriously and with reverence) addressed him as “Mr. Fireburg.” The synopsis of the ballet is a simple one: in essence, boy meets girl, boy rescues girl, then happiness for all ensues. Another simple reduction is good versus evil: the Firebird, a good fairy, against the evil King Kashchei. In the first movement of this suite, the music is depicting an interaction between the Firebird and the “boy” – Prince Ivan Tsarevich. The exotic flavors of Stravinsky’s music “paint” the scene with supernatural magic, flutters of the Firebird, and ominous foreshadowing of conflict to come. In the second movement, Prince Ivan observes one princess in particular (enter the “girl”) amongst twelve other princesses, who have all been held captive by the sorcery of Kashchei. Prince Ivan falls in love with this princess, and decides he must rescue her – despite his knowledge of the fact that Kashchei has a nasty habit of turning potential rescuers into stone. Prince Ivan has the Firebird on his side, however, and in the third movement, the Firebird casts a spell on Kashchei and his monstrous sidekicks to dance to exhaustion. This savage infernal dance then gives way to a lullaby, heralded by the bassoon, lulling the foes to sleep. The Firebird shares the secret of Kashchei’s weakness with Prince Ivan: Kashchei’s soul is contained within a giant egg, and all Ivan must do is destroy the egg. By the break of dawn (signaled by a soaring horn solo), the evil has been conquered, and a triumphant celebration rings out with glorious joy.
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D I S N E Y I N C O N C E R T DISNEY IN CONCERT – Tale As Old As Time Produced by Symphony Pops Music Sherilyn Draper – Director & Writer Ted Ricketts – Musical Director Additional Casting by Alison Franck, CSA This concert is authorized by Disney Concerts © Disney Disney Memories Overture Arranged by Brad Kelly ©2014 Walt Disney Music Company, and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. “You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly” “The Second Star to the Right” “Alice in Wonderland” “I’m Late” “Bella Notte” “April Showers” “Valse De Fleurs – Fantasia” Selections from Disney’s Tangled Music by Glenn Slater Arranged by Michael Starobin and Ted Ricketts ©2014 Walt Disney Music Company, Inc. “Kingdom Dance” “When Will my Life Begin” “I’ve Got a Dream” “I See the Light” “Reflection” Music and Lyrics by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel Orchestrated by Alexander Courage ©1998 Wonderland Music Co., Inc (BMI) Enchanted Helpers Medley Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman Arranged by Danny Troob, Bruce Healey, A. Menken, R. Merkin, T. Pasatieri, and Ted Ricketts ©2014 Walt Disney Music Company, and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. “Friend Like Me” “Under the Sea” “Be Our Guest” Villains Medley Adapted and orchestrated by Carl Rydlund, Gordon Goodwin, and Ted Ricketts ©2009 Walt Disney Music Company, and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. “Trust in Me” “Poor Unfortunate Souls” “Be Prepared”
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Hercules Gospel Medley Music by Alan Menken Arranged by Bruce Healey ©1996 Wonderland Music Co., Inc (BMI) and Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP) “Gospel Truth” “Zero to Hero” “A Star is Born”
~INTERMISSION~ The Princess and the Frog Medley Words and Music by Randy Newman Orchestrated by Ted Ricketts ©2009 Walt Disney Music Company, “Down in New Orleans (Prologue)” “Down in New Orleans” “Friends on the Other Side” “Almost There” They Finally Meet Arranged by Carl Rydlund, Franck van der Heijden, and Ted Ricketts ©2014 Walt Disney Music Company, and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. “Kiss the Girl” “Beauty and the Beast” “So This is Love” Battle with the Forces of Evil (Adapted from a theme of Tchaikovsky) George Bruns ©1952 Wonderland Music Co., Inc. Frozen Medley Words and Music by Kirsten Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Underscore composed by Christopher Best Orchestrations by Dave Metzger Adapted by Ted Ricketts ©2013 Wonderland Music Company, Inc. “The Great Thaw” “Elsa and Anna” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” “For the First time in Forever” “In Summer” “Let it Go”
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THANK YOU to all sponsors of this remarkable 54th season. The critical role played by our sponsors year after year allows the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale to stay true to its mission of Enriching Lives Through Music. For sponsorship opportunities for this 54th season please contact Development Director Violet Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (432) 563-0921. 66
2016 - 2017 FUND DRIVE CONTRIBUTORS The Midland‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale is very pleased to acknowledge the generosity of those whovalue the presence of live symphonic, chamber and choral music in the Permian Basin. Through theirmonetary commitment or through other unique forms of support they enable the MOSC to fulfill itsmission of Enriching Lives Through Music for a 54th season. Listed below are gifts and pledges received for the 2016 - 2017 season as of December 1, 2016.
DIAMOND BATON SOCIETY ($10,000+) Abell‐Hanger Foundation Arts Council of Midland Beal Foundation FMH Foundation Maridell Fryar Hahl‐Proctor Charitable Trust Henry Foundation J.C. Ferguson Foundation Midland Symphony Guild Wayne and JoAnn Moore Charitable Foundation Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities Odessa Symphony Guild Rea Charitable Trust GOLDEN BATON SOCIETY ($5,000+) Karen and Spencer Beal Peggy and Bob Cowan Scott Long George & Kay Smith Warren Charitable Foundation Claire & Jim Woodcock SILVER BATON SOCIETY ($2,500+) Dana and Michael Ashton Benita Bermingham Janet Pollard Dr. Ed and Suzanne Rathbun Jay Reynolds Max and Rosemary Wright
FORTISSIMO ($1,000+) Anonymous Brazos Door & Hardware/Diann McKee Exploration Geophysics, Inc. / Lee Miller Standard Sales Company, LLP Ken Anderson & Anne Acreman, M.D.
James & Cynthia Bobo Karmen & Billy Bryant Mary de Compiegne Lana and John W. Cooper Roger Corzine Martha & Paul Crump Betty Rae & Paul Davis J.D. & Venita Faircloth Robert and Marion Frazier
Rosalind Redfern Grover Betty P. Gulledge Ann & Ken Hankins, Jr. Patricia and Leon Jeffcoat Mary B. Kennedy Red and Juandelle Lacy Roberts Craig & Mary Payken Randee and Jack Rathbone 67
2016 - 2017 FUND DRIVE CONTRIBUTORS FORTE ($500+) Anonymous(2) Chaparral Bolt & Supply Keith Binam Kent Alexander Ernie & Penny Angelo Joscelyn and Edward Bachman Brad and Crista Bullock Dee and Susan Carter Julie Z. Edwards Elaine Eiland Lou Nelle & Jeff George Reed and LuAnn Gilmore Dr. Thomas A. & Anne B. Hyde Dianne and William Jones Virginia & Bob Jones David and Sarah Lauritzen Ed Magruder Chris & Fred Newman Beverly Pevehouse Betty Ann Prentice Susan Rodenko Joyce & Cliff Sherrod David and Rebecca Sutter Ann and Jimmie Todd Dr. Carol Ann Traut Denise and Watts Carole V. Warren
MEZZO FORTE ($250+) Pioneer Natural Resources Anonymous (2) Mike and LaNelle Agee Barry and Cliffy Beal Freda and Frank Benton Sherry and Richard Buck Yolanda and John Carnett Michelle and Andy Cobb Betty Dale Mary and Nash Dowdle, Jr. Lynn and Earl Freeman Dee Griffin Billy Harris Charlotte Harris Patty & Tevis Herd Kim & Richard Hatchett Caroline Ater Howard Steve & Hilde Kroger Gloria & LaDoyce Lambert Joyce Leach Jack & Karen Lowder Edward McPherson Lynn S. Mashburn Wes and Jean Pittman Bob and Ruth Price Jim and Kathleen Rector Judy Reigle Neva Rousselot Ron Schwisow Violet & Mark Singh James Small
Phil and Kay Szenasi Charles & Schatzie Tighe Jont and Anne Tyson Ludie and Eben Warner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Werner Ann Wills Michael J. Willson CRESCENDO ($125) John and Cindy Barclay Frank and Gretchen Bell Harold and Leann Brenner Ellen Bryant Alan and Bambi Byars Paula Cahoon Carol and Tom Chandler Amy Darg Jane and Keith Dial Monsignor Larry Droll Bobbie Duncan Barbara Faubion Paul Feit Linda K. Fox Mary and Bill Garay Linda George Mark Germer Victoria Gilkerson Sarah and David Grimes Elizabeth Greaves Judith Haynes Sarah and Ron Holcomb Joanie Holt
2016 - 2017 FUND DRIVE CONTRIBUTORS Sue and Ted Kerr Jack and Carolyn Laschkewitsch Joan McCown Rhonda and Raymond Oâ€™Neal Lucy and Billie Proctor Melissa and Mark Rae Kathy & Floyd Rountree Dr. and Mrs. Tulsi Singh Earlene Smith Herbert and Patricia Stanley PIANO ($75+) Anonymous (1) Bassett Construction / Sheilagh and Billy Bassett Mikell Abney Thais Ahlstrand Beverly Alstrin Julie Andreopulos Staci Ashley Angela Babcock Gina Beckham Mary Berryhill Fredda Louise Black Dedee Boring Angie Bramley Traci and John Brenner Dyon Butler Gina Campagna Jennifer and Darrell Carriger Theresa Carter
Wendy Clodfelter Beth Crawford Erin Culpepper Manisha Desai Cindee Dietrich Deanie and Lawrence Downing Dr. Dean Duerksen Arlen Edgar Gracie and Tommy Evins Karen and Burt Fisher Christine Foreman Carolina Giraldo Kim and Eric Griffin Phyllis Grimland Jami and James Haest Barbara Hartwell David and Linda Hedges Holly Herd Kathleen Hernandez Dr. William and Edna Hibbitts James and Linda Hicks Dan and Jenni Hord Susan Iverson Hannah Jacoby Lisa and Scott Kidwell Shannon Lawrence Brandy Letcher JoAnna Low Rod and Patti MacDonald Drs. Arun and Zeeba Mathews
Connie May Jeanne Morales Ann Parish Monica and Scott Parkison Karen and Stanley Parnell Stacy and Gary Payne Jill Pennington Bob Poer Amy and Dean Ports Brandon Rayburn Sammie Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Larry Rusk Victoria Salcedo Lee Scott Liz and Ric Sevcik James and Michele Shelton Therese Sitzman Kendall Smith Laura Smith Sue Solari Kim Sowders Tamara Spires James and Patricia Stahlbaum Pam Steward April Strahan Ronald and Lavonn Thomas Scott Vanderburg Kristina and Brad Watson Jane M. Wolf Susan Winn Jill Wright Rebecca and Daniel Young
ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS THE FOUNDERS
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 Davidson Family Charities Estate of Dollie Neal Ballenger Estate of Mary Louise Gilmour 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. 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 Marion E. Luper, Jr. Jared A. Barlage Marion E. Luper, Jr. Roy E. Campbell Mrs. Wanda Campbell J.C. Ferguson Foundation The Midland Musicians Club
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Rochester
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 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 Marguerite W. Davis Ludie & Eben Warner John M. Grimland, Jr. Mrs. John M. Grimland, Jr Rose Ann Houghton Joanie Holt Neal H. Johnson Berniece Johnson Vera Osadchuk Bea & Bob Angevine Walter Osadchuk 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 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 Karl & Cathy Herzog Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Innerarity Mrs. Stan Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Bob L. Jones Marian & Charles E. Jones V. Wayne & Joann Jones 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 Harold & Jacquelyn Williams Jane Wolf & Pool Webb Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright
ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS (continued) Contributors (Up to $999) Honorariums: Bea Angevine Jane & Don Samples Katherine Bash & Duncan Kennedy Harriet A. & Gene Motter Jack “Dug” Belcher Dortha & Ronald Bennett Dortha & Ronald Bennett & Barbara Shinn Ms. Judy DeWees Marin & Ashlin Bullock Brad & Crista Bullock Chris Chance Pamela Howell Jo Ann Collett The Midland Musicians Club Kimberly Corman Janet Williams Pollard Ann Countryman Larry & Gwen Roberts Mrs. D. Pat Darden Betty M. Scott Gary Edmiston Employees of Security State Bank Karen Elliott Jane Wolf Maridell Fryar Bea Angevine Jane & Don Samples 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 Peggy C. Jones The Midland Musicians Club Abigail Kauffman Mary Macferran Martha Lewis The Midland Musicians Club Reba McHaney Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Parker Tim Young & Sharon Hickox
Edward McPherson Jeannette & Mark Kolokoff Vera Osadchuk The Midland Musicians Club Dr. Henry Page The Midland Musicians Club Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pope Midland Symphony Guild Richy Puga Jennifer & John C. Harper Gregory Pysh Chapter Gd P.E.O. Russell J. Ramsland Midland Symphony Guild Elizabeth Roweck The Midland Musicians Club Jane Samples Bea Angevine Shari Santorelli The MOSC Chorale Violet Singh Alynda Best Joanie Holt Sue Smith & Jim Huddleston Alathea & Jim Blischke Sue Solari Jane & Don Samples Mark & Jeannette Kolokoff Bill & Mary Garay Cindy Walton Amy A. Walton Jane Wolf Memorial Christian Church Billy T. Schulze Beverly Wise The Midland Musicians Club 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 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 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 & Pool Webb Anne Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Jones Clarence E. Cardwell, Jr. Eric Leibrock Mrs. Ethel Chapman Truman & Doreen McCreless Wanda Campbell The Midland Musicians Club Dorothy Croft Caroline Ater Howard Chancy & Toni Croft Barbara Davis Alan & Susan Leshnower Perry Davis Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Opal Dobbs Ludie & Eben Warner Gretchen Estes The Midland Musicians Club Marie Finical Chris Newman John Foster Kay & Robert Bivens 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
ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS (continued) 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 Robert Hudson Jane Wolf Billie Hunt Pam & Bob Leibrock Pat Innerarity Jim & Barbara Clack Mary B. Kennedy Rebecca Sawyer Janet & Paul St.Hilaire Neal Johnson Ms. Judy DeWees Marian Jones Bob & Nancy Dott Betty & Harvey Dunn Alan & Susan Leshnower Sally McGuffey Esther D. Bird Dick Lambert LaDoyce and Gloria Lambert Merceda Layton Audrey Chartier Katherine Leeton Fowler Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Katherine Linehan Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Berger Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. Blake Alva D. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cahoon Elinore Chase Harvey & Harriet Herd Patty & Tevis Herd Sue Houghton Dan M.Leonard Jan & Bill Setzler Mrs. E.M. Seydell Barnie Snure Mrs. George Lovett Audrey Chartier
Geraldine MacCabe Chastain Jheri Fleet Marjorie Sue McLelland Emma H. Burnett Maurice “Mo” Martel W.M. Champion Sammie K. Rogers Grace Osadchuk Jan Artley, Jane Samples, Patty Smith, Lucinda Windsor, Maridell Fryar Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Mr. & Mrs. D. N. Ewan Chris & Fred Newman Rebecca Sawyer Schatzie & Charlie Tighe Vera Osadchuk Rino Irving Pam & Bob Leibrock Lynch Chappel Alsup Ed Magruder Suzanne Martin Bill & Sheila Morrow Violet & Mark Singh Sue Solari Bill Stella Jan & Paul St.Hilaire The Midland Musicians Club Jane Wolf & Pool Webb Walter Osadchuk Vera Osadchuk Barbara Parr Anonymous Rebecca Atwood Victoria Ehrlich Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Jones Josh H. Parr Anonymous Rebecca Atwood Mrs. Coy Best Victoria Ehrlich Delia Griffin V. Wayne & Joann Jones Mr. & Mrs. James D. McLaughlin John O’Hern Dr. Jess Parrish Kay and Bob Bivens Harold Rasco Audrey Chartier Victor Rede Melissa Burnett & Wayne Warren Charles Roberts Mr. & Mrs. George F. Harley Betty Lloyd Ross Frank & Getchen Bell
Rebecca Bell Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cahoon Ms. Sarah C. Hardwick Dr. & Mrs. Charles Simmons Russell F. Sanders Emma H. Burnett Junia Stoddard Helen Parsons Adhers Sally Stella Chris Newman David Austin Stephens Davis, Gerald & Cremer Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder Mary Lou Cassidy Permian Basin Landmen’s Association Violet & Mark Singh Nan & Alan Zeman Deane Stoltz & Susan Stoltz Tirey Kay & Robert Bivens Emma H. Burnett Wanda Campbell Kathleen Stout Midland Symphony Guild Twentieth Century Study Club Capt. & Mrs. William E. Clark Berniece Johnson Charlene Shults Kay & Robert Bivens Naomi Tillett Mary & Barry Beck Alva D. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cahoon Elinore Chase Capt. & Mrs. William E. Clark David & Sarah Lew Grimes Sue & Ted Kerr LaDoyce & Gloria Lambert Mary Ann McRae Mr. Mrs. Charles L.Tighe Earl Van Stavern Midland Symphony Guild Thomas Welch Schatzie & Charles Tighe Bill J. Whitfield Dee Griffin Rita Williams Ronald & Dortha J. Bennett Berniece Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Paul H. Johnson AT&T Foundation The Bosworth Company Chapter Gd P.E.O.
ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS (continued) Tierra Company / Bill Musar Stanton Music Club Twentieth Century Study Club Anonymous (4) Dr. & Mrs. Clayton Alred Jim & Sandra Alsup Mr. & Mrs. George Alther Mr. & Mrs. John F. Armstrong Joyce R. Barthelemy Cliffy & Barry Beal Helen B. Beal Chrys & Kelly Beal Cheryl Becker Frank & Gretchen Bell Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Bellows Virginia Berry Elizabeth & Herb Blankinship Berry & Jane Breining Ken & Cathy Burgess Mr. & Mrs. William C. Bynum Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cahoon Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. Cartwright Edward & Cassandra Cheek Mr. & Mrs. Bill Clifton Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Cooke Margaret Cowden Enid W. Davis Tom & Dorothy Davis Bill & Mary Anne Dingus Mary Margaret Donelson Mr. & Mrs. Lynn D. Durham, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Erwin, Jr. Paul Feit Iris & John Foster Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Frazer Jeff & Lou Nelle George Richard D. & Iola Gillham
Dan Green Sarah & David Grimes Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Gulledge, Jr. Barbara Hales Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Halpert Billie C. Halstead Mrs. Thornton Hardie Phil & Judy Hayes Patty & Tevis Herd Dr. & Mrs. William M. Hibbitts Melissa Hirsch Brittie N. Holster Dr. Jim Huddleston & Sue Smith Dr. & Mrs. James Humphreys Patricia & Leon Jeffcoat Barbara J.H. Johnson Maureen Johnson & Todd Torczon Jo Ann Jonsson Al & Elayne Karickhoff Sherry Keisling Niran E. Kellogg Lee & Bob Kennedy Mary B. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. William D. Kleine Jane Knox Pam & Bob Leibrock Edith H. Libson Buddy & Anita Lintzen Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Lytle Beverly Martin James H. Miller, D.D.S. Darla V. Mueller Kelvie Williams Muhlbauer Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Nail Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Fred Newman James & Jerri Nickel
Steve & Diane Parker Bill Peyton Rod & Jane Phares Margaret & James H. Purvis Jane B. Ramsland Lynn Renaud Jane & Ray Riddle Mary G. Ritchie Mr. & Mrs. Larry J. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Hal Roegner Mrs. Donald A. Ross Rita Rusnak Dee Ann & Jeff Salehi Rebecca Sawyer Lisa and Geoffrey Schaffer-Harris Mrs. Suzanne Seright James & Alison Small Sally & Bill Stella Harley R. Stimmel John & Barbara Swart Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Szenasi Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tandy John J. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Terrell Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Tighe William A. Townsend Julia E. Vaughan Mary Edith Waddell Orin Wade Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wallace Rev. & Mrs. Robert Walter Jenna H. Welch Mr. & Mrs. Richard Werner Jann & Dr. Stephen Wiesenfeld Mike Willson
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