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Dr. William Intriligator Music Director & Conductor The only professional orchestra in a 70 mile radius, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra creates exceptional live musical experiences that challenge and inspire audiences. In his fourteenth season as music director and conductor Dr. William Intriligator continues to attract outstanding guest artists and program thrilling concerts that not only feature beloved masterpieces, but also less familiar orchestral gems and new music. This season we partner with local musicians and art organizations to perform in several venues throughout the community, showcasing the orchestra’s versatility and expanding your opportunities to hear live symphonic music! Everyone deserves to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra and your time to experience it is now!

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Dubuque Symphony Orchestra With every piece of music Maestro Intriligator positions himself in the center of the orchestra and signals to the musicians with his baton. With his cue they begin. He is their timekeeper, communicating musical ideas and changes in tempo and dynamics. But he is just one part of this well-oiled machine. Like gears of a clock, members of the orchestra are directly connected and function as one. Together they create music that moves, challenges and inspires audiences. This season we invite you to experiece the extraordinary talent of your Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Everyone has different tastes in music; so the more you know about what you are going to hear, the more rewarding the experience. Flip through the pages ahead to learn about all of our concerts. An evening or afternoon at the Dubuque Symphony—now that’s time well spent!

Classics concerts Mozart & Beethoven MAR 15 - 16

An American in Paris OCT 5- 6

Pictures at an Exhibition ARR 12 - 13

Dance & Romance FEB 15 - 16

Heaven & Earth NOV 9 - 10

pops concerts Voices from the Warehouse SEPT 7

Holiday Family Concert DEC 7

Holiday Celebration DEC 7 - 8

Ultimate Rock Hits JAN 17

Summer Melodies JUNE 29

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Opening Weekend! October 5, 2013 • 7:30pm October 6, 2013 • 2:00pm Heritage Center, University of Dubuque $14 - $78 Heritage Center box office or

An American in Paris Higdon Fanfare Ritmico Gershwin Piano Concerto in F Copland Appalachian Spring Gershwin An American in Paris We open the season with a crowd pleasing program of iconic American masterpieces. Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon is currently one of America’s most performed composers. Her fanfare is a celebration of the rhythm and speed of life. Gershwin’s traditional concerto, infused with Charleston rhythms, dreamy melodies and ragtime energy, is an American original; as is Copland’s Appalachian Spring—loved for its simple power and beauty. In An American in Paris, Gershwin vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light. Thomas Pandolfi, piano The young American pianist is an exciting virtuoso who is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.



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The Pastoral Symphony captures Beethoven’s deep love for nature and all of humanity.

Heaven and Earth Dubuque Chorale Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach For Thee, O Lord, I Long Brahms How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place Brahms Song of Destiny Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

November 9, 2013 • 7:30pm November 10, 2013 • 2:00pm Five Flags Theater $14 - $48 Five Flags box office or

Jesu, Joy is one of Bach’s most enduring works. Today, it is often performed at wedding ceremonies as well as Easter and Christmas celebrations. The origins of O Lord, I Long remain a mystery, but its beauty goes without question. A lovely showcase for the Dubuque Chorale, it features four soloists and prominent chorus. Two of Brahms’ greatest and most popular choral works inspire us to look to the heavens. The “Pastoral” is one of the most beloved of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. It captures the composer’s deep love for nature and all of humanity. There is magic wherever you listen, including a thunderstorm building from a few drops of rain to violent winds, thunder and lighting.


& e c n a D e c n a m o R Dance and Romance Mendelssohn Wedding March Cimarosa Overture to the Secret Marriage Elgar Salut d’amour (Love’s Greeting) Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” Faure Pavane Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana Albéniz/Arnold Tango in D In the true spirit of Valentine’s weekend we present a program of love and passion. From the regal blast of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March to slow romantic dances by Gluck, Ravel and Faure; from Vaughan Williams’ playful Tuba Concerto to the soaring lyricism and drama of Schubert’s “Unfinished” symphony, this concert is one orchestral bon-bon after another—sweeter and more delicious with every note!


Jim Langenberg, tuba Discover the lyrical potential of the tuba when it is in the hands of masterful player Jim Langenberg, DSO principal tubist since 2004. February 15, 2014 • 7:30pm February 16, 2014 • 2:00pm Five Flags Theater $14 - $48 Five Flags box office or

Miriam Returns! March 15, 2014 • 7:30pm March 16, 2014 • 2:00pm Five Flags Theater $14 - $48 Five Flags box office or Miriam Fried, violin Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician—equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician—she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) as well as for her technical mastery. Fried has played with virtually every major orchestra in the United States and Europe. Her first appearance with the DSO was in February 2011 as the soloist in Brahms’ Violin Concerto.

Mozart and Beethoven Mozart Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart Symphony No. 36 “Linz” Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major We showcase two stunning works by the magnificent Mozart. This bright and sparkling overture sets the tone for the light-hearted symphony to follow. Named after the Austrian town, “Linz” was composed in just four days—a testament to Mozart’s genius. World-class violinist Miriam Fried makes a welcome return to the DSO to perform one of the most graceful and challenging concertos in the violin repertoire.


Pictures at an Exhibition

Season Finale! April 12, 2014 • 7:30pm April 13, 2014 • 2:00pm Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

$14 - $78 Heritage Center box office or Shostakovich Festive Overture Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition The Festive Overture is a short and rousing concert opener. Famously called the Mt. Everest of the repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s concerto is one of the most technically demanding and musically rewarding works for the piano. Jon Nakamatsu returns to Dubuque as the soloist. Few works can match the orchestral color and sheer excitement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Experience it live as the DSO closes out the 2013 - 2014 classics season.


Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky composed his famous Pictures at an Exhibition based on ten drawings and watercolors produced by his deceased friend Victor Hartmann. Pictured above from left to right: The Hut on Fowl’s Legs, The Great Gate of Kiev, The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, and Catacombs. Jon Nakamatsu, piano Since his dramatic 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medal triumph, Jon Nakamatsu’s brilliant but unassuming musicianship and eclectic repertoire have made him a clear favorite throughout the world both on the concert circuit and in the recording studio. CLASSICS SERIES • 7

Subscribe Now! Season Ticket Benefits Enrich your life with the magic of music! Season ticket holders get the best seats at the best prices and other great benefits! Seating Priority Save 10% off regular single ticket pricing Discounted add-on single tickets to classics concerts anytime during the season Retain your seating season to season Misplace your tickets? We reprint free of charge. Ticket exchange service* * A change in schedule doesn’t mean missing a concert. We are happy to switch your tickets to an alternate performance of the same concert. A $2 exchange fee per ticket is required.

Season Ticket Packages

Season Ticket Discounts

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra offers season ticket packages sure to satisfy individual music tastes and schedules!

Ways to save for season ticket holders.

Full 5-Concert Series

Enjoy all five classical concerts featuring world renowned guest artists performed on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.

Pick 4 or Pick 3

We offer the flexibilty you need to fit your schedule! You may pick any four or any three classics concerts this season!

Package Details

Orders are processed in the order they are received. First come, first served. Subscribers may add tickets to the Holiday Family Concert and Holiday Celebration Concerts to their season ticket orders. See pages 12-13. Tickets will be mailed mid-August 2013. Programs and artists subject to change.


First Time Buyer 50% Off

If you’ve never been a season ticket holder, or not in the past 3 years, and purchase the Full 5-Concert Series you receive 50% off.*

First Time Renewal 25% Off

Your second year as a season ticket holder you receive 25% off* when you purchase the Full 5-Concert Series.

Add-On Single Tickets

As mentioned in the benefits section above, season ticket holders can purchase single tickets to classics concerts anytime during the season at the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office for friends and family. The cost of the tickets will be at your discounted subscription rate instead of the regular single ticket price. *Discount off the cost of 5 single tickets.

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Place Your Order in person at the DSO office, by phone (563) 557-1677 or mail your completed order form on page 21. Office open M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm. Five Flags Theater

Heritage Center

The October 2013 and April 2014 classics concerts will be held at the Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. You will be assigned a seat that is comparable to your seat at Five Flags Theater.

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August 1 • 5:00 - 7:00pm

We invite you to explore the Heritage Center at our exclusive Sneak Peek event on Thursday, August 1. This is your opportunity to familiarize yourself with all aspects of the venue including your seat location and parking options. DSO staff members and volunteers will be on site to answer questions. CLASSICS SERIES • 9

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Five Flags Box Office is located downtown Dubuque on the corner of Locust and 4th Street. It is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm.

Heritage Center Box Office is located right inside the main entrance on Bennett Street. It is open Monday - Friday, 12:30pm - 5:30pm.

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Pre-Concert Events Sounds Bites Luncheon

Join us for Sound Bites the Friday before each Classics Concert! A delicious lunch buffet followed by insightful commentary by Maestro Intriligator and the guest soloist. 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club. Cost is $12.50.

Open Rehearsal: Free

Open Rehearsal is a great opportunity to watch how the DSO shapes and fine-tunes a piece of music before presenting it concert weekend. Dates and times available at


Musical Musings: Free 28. Chlapaty Sports Compl 13. Peters Commons yers Library A. lecture Chalmers Field At 1:15pm Concerts Maestro Intriligator gives a brief Bookstore mic Success Centeron Sundays of ClassicsBabka B. move Miller to Track Campus Ministry ng Assistance Center about that afternoon’s concert. You may sit anywhere in the theater and then C. Football Practice Career and Life Services s Common Ground your assigned seat for the concert.Dining Hall D. Baseball Field Shop E. Softball Field Food Service Offices F. Tennis Courts International Studies ss/Finance G. Ticket Booth Student Housing PRE-CONCERT EVENTS tion 10 • SINGLE TICKETS, PARKING, 29. Chlapaty Recreation & Student Life Office n Resources


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Voices from the Warehouse District IX: Opening Reception In an exciting and creative collaboration between artists and musicians the DSO is presented as both a performing ensemble and an art installation at the Voices from the Warehouse exhibit. Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” shattered expectations. The composer used strange and modern sounds to depict ancient pagan rituals—never has a piece evoked so much controversy. One hundred years later, the piece is still shockingly modern. A chamber ensemble performs a reduced version of this monumental piece. September 7, 2013 • 7-11pm

During the performance an art installation created by Jessica Baker will encompass the ensemble. Inspired by thin shelled structures and modular tessellated origami, Baker completely alters the form and function of a sheet of paper through a sequence of manipulations. The folding patterns will be skewed to emulate the music, becoming a physical representation of the DSO’s performance. The installation will remain in the gallery through the end of the exhibit.

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This special one-hour performance features the full orchestra, members of the Heartland Ballet, and an honor choir comprised of local third, fourth and fifth grade students. An appearance by soprano Sarah Ellis and a visit from Santa add to the excitement! A wonderful mix of classical selections, familiar Christmas carols and audience sing-alongs, this concert is as much fun for the adults as it is the kids!

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December 7, 2013 • 1:00pm Five Flags Theater $10 Kids, $20 Adults, $30 Box Seats Five Flags box office or Free pictures with Santa! Santa will be available in the Five Flags Theater lobby after the concert to take pictures and visit with all of the kids. We ask that parents bring their own cameras.

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We invite you to a one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration that will warm your spirit and prepare you for a joyous Holiday season. The Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet and the orchestra perform dazzling seasonal favorites, including a new piece by Dubuque native and composer Michael Gilbertson. We are excited to welcome soprano Sarah Ellis as our featured soloist. Plan now to make us part of your Christmas festivities!

Sarah Ellis Hailing from Platteville, WI, Sarah Ellis now resides in the Big Apple as a professional actor, singer and dancer. Since leaving the Midwest, Sarah has received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Penn State University. Favorite roles include Maureen in Rent, Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate, Amber in Hairspray, and Sandy in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, directed by Tony Nominee Susan H. Schulman.

December 7, 2013 • 7:30pm December 8, 2013 • 2:00pm Five Flags Theater $13 - $75 Five Flags box office or HOLIDAY CELEBRATION • 13

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Friday, January 17, 2014 • 8:00pm Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino $15 - $45 or Diamond Jo Casino’s Diamond Club. The Mississippi Moon Bar is age restricted. Must be 21 years or older. 14 • MOON BAR

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra joins forces with local musicians to present a one-of-a-kind rock experience! We first shook the Mississippi Moon Bar stage with songs from iconic 80’s movies back in February 2013. In our follow-up performance we present ultimate rock hits from the 70’s and 80’s by AC/DC, Eagles, Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Police, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin and more!

These are songs you know and love! They spent weeks at the top of the Billboard charts and blasting through your radio speakers. Now experience them like never before—live in concert with a full symphony orchestra!

Photos by Schleuning Photography. MOON BAR • 15

Free Concert! Sunday, June 29, 2014 • 6:30pm Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens No charge! Grab a blanket or lawn chairs, pack a picnic and join us at the Dubuque Arboretum for a concert of summer melodies by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and guest performers! In partnership with the Dubuque Arts Council, we are excited to once again be a part of the Music in the Gardens free concert series. We promise an exciting program of light classics, movie music and popular songs the whole family will enjoy. All ages welcome!

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Youth Education

A dynamic portion of what we do at the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is our youth education programs. They include three training ensembles and partnerships with local schools. The Adopt a Musician Program and Arts Trek education concerts, worth more than $35,000, are provided at no cost to the students and the schools.

Adopt a Musician Program

Our Adopt a Musician program began during the Spring of 2011 in three 4th grade classrooms. The program now serves a total of eight classrooms and students at both the Dubuque Community School District and Holy Catholic Family Schools. Fourth graders “adopt” a DSO musician who visits their classroom five times throughout the year. The musicians serve as musical ambassadors demonstrating instruments and leading the students in music making and discussion.

Arts Trek Education Concerts

Each school year the DSO presents a full symphony concert to over 3,500 students. The 3rd Grade Arts Trek concerts are designed to introduce the students to the instruments that make up an orchestra. For many it is their first experience listening to live symphonic music. The 5th grade concerts are designed to supplement the study of American history. Our greatest hope is that the children will be inspired to make music themselves when the opportunity is presented.

Members of the Philharmonia & Maestro Intriligator with 2012 Concerto Competition winner Meghan Peterman.

DSO concertmaster Caroline Curtis visits with her Adopt a Musician fourth grade class at Bryant Elementary.


Youth Education Annual Concerto Competition

Every spring the DSO hosts a student concerto competition. It is open to piano, strings, woodwind, brass and percussion students in grades 8-12 that live within a 50-mile radius of Dubuque. The competition is an excellent opportunity for students to develop solo music performance skills as well as enhance their music performance portfolios. In addition to a cash prize, the first and second place winners have solo performance opportunities. The first place winner is invited to perform with the DSO at an Arts Trek concert under the direction of Maestro Intriligator. The second and third place winners are invited to perform with the Youth Orchestra. An honorable mention certificate is also awarded.

Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles (DSYE)

Over 70 students participate in the Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles. The Dubuque Youth String Ensemble is an introductory honors ensemble for students in grades 5 - 7 who have 1+ years of lessons or playing experience. The Dubuque Youth Philharmonia is for students in grades 6 - 9 who have 2+ years of lessons or playing experience. Initially the Philharmonia was comprised of only strings, but recently woodwinds, brass and percussion has been added to the ensemble. The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra is an honors orchestra in which musicians gain experience performing standard classical repertoire. The ensemble was named a finalist in the 2012 and 2013 American Prize for Orchestral Performance. This prestigious competition recognizes America’s finest performing artists, ensembles and composers, based on recorded performances. While final results have not yet been announced for this year’s competition, the group placed third last spring directly behind Orange County, CA and Houston, TX. We would like to thank our generous youth education sponsors: Bette Schmid Memorial Fund, Crescent Electric, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League, Mark & Cheryl Falb, Ed & Susan Ritts and the Schoen Family Charitable Trust.

Members of the Youth Orchestra & one of the 2013 Concerto Competition first place winners Hannah Schatz.


Thank You Concert Sponsors The DSO would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring our concerts this season!

Jim & Jean Gantz


Support Your Participation is Instrumental For more than fifty years, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra has been a vital part of this community. Known for our signature Classics series, Pops concerts and commitment to music education, we have established a tradition of excellence that makes us a leader among cultural arts organizations. Last year, close to 600 donors provided some type of financial assistance. Much of our success can be directly attributed to their generous support since ticket sales only accounted for about one-fourth of our $836,000 budget. If you are one of our many cherished donors, thank you. Please know how much we value your contribution. Hopefully, the DSO will be able to count you among its benefactors once again this year. For those who are considering a first-time gift, rest assured that your donation will be a wise investment. As a sign of gratitude, we print a current list of all donors in our concert program books throughout the entire season.

Ways to Support the DSO There are a number of ways in which you can provide for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, including the following:

Annual Fund


Corporate Matching Gifts

Planned Giving

Unrestricted gifts and pledges that provide general operating support. They may take the form of cash, check, credit card, stock transfer or automatic monthly bank withdrawals.

Check with your human resources department to see if such a program exists and how to take advantage of this employee benefit.


Fees start at $2,500 and include concert, program, event or guest artist sponsorships.


Permanently endowed gifts focus on achieving long-term sustainability. The principal of the gift is never touched, only the earnings are available for use by the DSO.

Bequests are the most common form but can also include gifts of securities, retirement plans assets or life insurance.

Tribute Gifts

Remember a loved one with a memorial gift or celebrate someone special with a gift in honor of their birthday, wedding, anniversary or retirement.

For questions or to request help in facilitating a gift, please contact the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office at (563) 557-1677.


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2013-14 DSO Season Guide  
2013-14 DSO Season Guide  

Gear up for a great season at the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The only professional symphony in a 70-mile radius the DSO creates exceptional...