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14 A Cultural Symphony Are you ready to take a Jump with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra? by Andrew Alexander

6 Welcome 8 Robert Spano 10 Orchestra Leadership 12 ASO Musicians 22 Concert Program & Notes 42 ASO Support 58 Ticket Info/General Info 60 ASO Staff

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his month, we are honored to welcome alumni of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program (TDP) to the Symphony Hall stage for a very special TDP 25th Anniversary Concert featuring the Orchestra, TDP alumni and special guests Imani Winds, led by Robert Spano. This performance celebrates TDP's 25 years of building equity in classical music by supporting young African-American and Latinx musicians. Of the more than 100 TDP Fellows who have completed the full program and gone on to pursue careers in classical music, teaching and performance, several stand out for their exemplary achievements. We are proud to feature two of those extraordinary alumni, cellist Khari Joyner and bassist/composer Xavier Foley, as soloists in this performance. As part of this anniversary celebration, we will also host the first Building Bridges Symposium, convening leaders from across the classical music field in a dialogue about fostering and expanding equitable opportunities for young musicians of color. On March 2, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will present a magical project cocreated with Joey Reiman of Brand New World, Lauri Stallings of glo and the estate of Stephen Paulus. This one-night-only performance will feature the world premiere of Jump, a cultural symphony. The music will be presented on a re-imagined stage featuring poetry, contemporary dance, video projection, and classical and contemporary music. The performance will include elements of jazz improvisation and ballet, nearly 100 children, as well as spoken word provided by Atlanta's Soul Food Cypher. Please join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening. On March 13, stay tuned for the exciting announcement of the 2019-2020 season — our 75th anniversary! Thank you for your continued love and support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. With gratitude, Jennifer Barlament executive director



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obert Spano, conductor, pianist, composer and teacher, is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras. Beginning his 18th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this highly imaginative conductor is an approachable artist with the innate ability to share his enthusiasm for music with an entire community and concert hall. A fervent mentor to rising artists, he is responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors and performers. He enjoys collaborations with composers and musicians of all ages, backgrounds and ability, especially through his leadership of the Atlanta School of Composers. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2011, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students and rising artists. He has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai and Savannah Music Festivals. Guest engagements have included the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Oregon, Utah and Kansas City Symphonies, and the Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Minnesota Orchestras. Internationally, Maestro Spano has led the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfonica Estado Sao Paulo, the Melbourne Symphony in Australia and the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. His opera performances include Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera productions of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Spano also holds a conductor residency with the Colburn School Orchestra in Los Angeles.






Highlights of the 2018-19 season include Spano’s Metropolitan Opera debut, leading the US premiere of Marnie, the second opera by American composer Nico Muhly, with Isabel Leonard, Janis Kelly, Denyce Graves, Iestyn Davies and Christopher Maltman. With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, programs include the Music Director’s quintessentially rich, diverse pairings of contemporary works and cherished classics, welcoming seasoned guest artists and many new faces. With a discography of critically-acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon, and ASO Media, Robert Spano has won six Grammy™ Awards with the Atlanta Symphony. Spano is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University, and Oberlin. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and makes his home in Atlanta.

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ASO | LEADERSHIP | 2018/19 Board of Directors OFFICERS Howard D. Palefsky

Lynn Eden

Susan Antinori


vice chair


Janine Brown chair - elect

Thomas Wardell

James Rubright

vice chair


DIRECTORS Joan Abernathy* William Ackerman Keith Adams Juliet McClatchey Allan Susan Antinori Jennifer Barlament* Paul Blackney Rita Bloom Janine Brown Justin Bruns* Benjamin Q. Brunt C. Merrell Calhoun Bill Carey S. Wright Caughman, M.D. Russell Currey Carlos del Rio, M.D.

Lynn Eden Sloane Evans Angela Evans Anne Game Paul R. Garcia Jason Guggenheim Joseph W. Hamilton, III Bonnie Harris Caroline Hofland Doug Hooker Tad Hutcheson Roya Irvani D. Kirk Jamieson^ Randy Koporc Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon Donna Lee

Hank Linginfelter Sukai Liu Kelly L. Loeffler Kevin Lyman Brian F. McCarthy Penelope McPhee ^ Bert Mills Molly Minnear Terence L. Neal Joseph M. O’Donnell^ Galen Lee Oelkers Howard D. Palefsky Ebbie Parsons Juliette Pryor Jay Richardson James Rubright William Schultz

Charles Sharbaugh Doug Shipman* John Sibley W. Ross Singletary, II Paul Snyder John Sparrow Gail Ravin Starr Elliott Tapp Joseph M. Thompson S. Patrick Viguerie Thomas Wardell Mark D. Wasserman Dr. James Wells, D. Min John B. White, Jr. Richard S. White, Jr. Kevin E. Woods, M.D, M.P.H.

Mrs. J. Erskine Love Meghan H. Magruder Patricia H. Reid Joyce Schwob H. Hamilton Smith W. Rhett Tanner G. Kimbrough Taylor

Michael W. Trapp Ray Uttenhove Chilton Varner Adair R. White Sue Sigmon Williams

BOARD OF COUNSELORS Helen Aderhold Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler Charles Ginden John T. Glover

Dona Humphreys Aaron J. Johnson Ben F. Johnson, III Jim Kelley Patricia Leake Lucy Lee** Karole F. Lloyd

LIFE DIRECTORS Howell E. Adams, Jr. Bradley Currey, Jr.

Mrs. Betty Sands Fuller Azira G. Hill Mary D. Gellerstedt Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr.

* Ex-Officio Non-Voting ^ 2018/2019 Sabbatical **Deceased

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Robert Spano music director

The Robert Reid Topping Chair

Donald Runnicles principal guest conductor

The Neil & Sue Williams Chair





David Coucheron

music director of the atlanta symphony youth orchestra

The Zeist Foundation Chair

Justin Bruns

Sou-Chun Su

associate concertmaster

associate principal

The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair

The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair


Jay Christy

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assistant principal

Jun-Ching Lin

Sharon Berenson

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David Braitberg

Anastasia Agapova acting assistant

Noriko Konno Clift


David Dillard

Carolyn Toll Hancock The Wells Fargo Chair

Eleanor Kosek Ruth Ann Little

John Meisner

Thomas O’Donnell Ronda Respess

Carol Ramírez

Frank Walton

Juan R. Ramírez Hernández


Olga Shpitko


Kenn Wagner


Sissi Yuqing Zhang

Paul Murphy acting/associate

The Edus H. & Harriet Lisa Wiedman Yancich H. Warren Chair SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox

Raymond Leung The Carolyn McClatchey Chair Sanford Salzinger


The Mary & Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair Catherine Lynn assistant Principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane

Norman Mackenzie director of choruses

The Frannie & Bill Graves Chair

CELLO Vacant principal

The Mr. & Mrs. Howard The Atlanta Symphony The Miriam & John R. Peevy Chair Associates Chair Conant Chair

Christopher Pulgram

Stephen Mulligan assistant conductor;

Julianne Lee

Jessica Oudin Madeline Sharp

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Daniel Laufer acting/associate principal

The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer

acting associate/ assistant principal

Dona Vellek assistant principal emeritus

Thomas Carpenter Joel Dallow The UPS Foundation Chair Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner BASS

Joseph McFadden principal

The Marcia & John Donnell Chair Gloria Jones Allgood associate principal

The Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair Karl Fenner Sharif Ibrahim Michael Kenady The Jane Little Chair Michael Kurth Daniel Tosky


Christina Smith principal

The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin associate principal

C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes



Alcides Rodriguez BASSOON

Andrew Brady principal


Gina Hughes

The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair


Anthony Georgeson

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione principal

The George M. & Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair Vacant

associate principal

Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar CONTRA-BASSOON Juan de Gomar


Joseph Petrasek



The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Julie & Arthur Montgomery Chair

BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht The Home Depot Veterans Chair TUBA

Michael Moore


Samuel Nemec

The Betty Sands Fuller Chair


Susan Welty associate Principal


acting associate principal

Emily Brebach Xiaodi Liu• ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach CLARINET

Laura Ardan principal


The Delta Air Lines Chair

Brice Andrus principal

Mark Yancich

Kimberly Gilman•

The Walter H. Bunzl Chair

Chelsea McFarland•

William Wilder

Bruce Kenney

assistant principal

Jaclyn Rainey* TRUMPET

William Wilder assistant principal

The William A. Nathan Zgonc Schwartz Chair acting/associate principal Vacant Jason Patrick Robins• The Connie & Merrell Calhoun Chair Brian Hecht

Principal The Kendeda Fund Chair associate



Michael Stubbart HARP

Elisabeth Remy Johnson principal

The Sally & Carl Gable Chair KEYBOARD The Hugh & Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY

Nicole Jordan principal

The Marianna & Solon Patterson Chair Holly Matthews assistant principal librarian

The Robert Shaw Chair Stuart Stephenson principal The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair The Madeline & Howell Adams Chair Ted Gurch Michael Tiscione associate Principal associate Principal Marci Gurnow Mark Maliniak• Alcides Rodriguez

Hannah Davis asyo/assistant librarian

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A Cultural Symphony By Andrew Alexander

Are you ready to take a Jump?


he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra certainly is as it prepares to present Jump: A Cultural Symphony on March 2. The unusual concert will center on classic fairy tales and the music of former ASO Composer-in-Residence Stephen Paulus. Alongside the ASO and Music Director Robert Spano, Jump will incorporate the participation of dancers, a hip-hop spoken word artist and 107 Atlanta school children, all performing in a Symphony Hall transformed through the use of projections and installation art. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

“This endeavor is a marvelous way to honor the memory of Stephen Paulus, who had such a rich history with the ASO,” says Spano. Paulus (1949-2014) was an eclectic American composer best-known for his choral works and operas. In 1988, he became composer-in-residence with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Atlanta-based children work on their costume wings during under then-conductor Robert a recent rehearsal. Shaw. Throughout his prolific career, Paulus completed many memorable works, including a 1982 opera version of The Postman Always Rings Twice, but the upcoming concert at Symphony Hall will actually bring to light an unfinished piece. Jump librettist Joey Reiman, who is helping to guide the work to its premiere, first met Paulus in 2008 when they began to consider ideas for a collaboration. “He was an enormous light in the world,” recalls Reiman. “He was very outspoken about the chord he wanted to strike. It was a chord of hope, of inspiration, and one of laughter and fun… When we met, he asked me if I had any stories because he was interested in writing an opera.” Reiman showed Paulus a story that he’d written in college called The Princess Problem, which was based on the classic fairy tale of The Princess and the Frog. “It was about a young girl who had everything in the world except herself,” says Reiman. “There are three frogs who want to marry the princess so they can become prince and run the kingdom. She falls in love with an unlikely suspect from the other side of the pond ... We started working on -- not an opera -- but our vision of a ballet.” The two named the work-in-process Jump. “It took on a whole energy of its own,” says Reiman. “We went to the ASO, and they were very excited about it.” Unfortunately, Paulus passed away in 2014 before the score for Jump could reach completion. When the acclaimed composer received a posthumous Grammy®, Reiman reached out to Paulus’ family to say that he hoped Jump could be finished. The family approved, and little by little, Reiman says that collaborators started to gravitate towards the project. One of Paulus’ protégés, composer and arranger Robert Elhai, was brought on to create a pastiche drawing from the entire catalog of Paulus’ many compositions to round out the score. To bring to life the intense physicality of the work through dance, Spano suggested Atlanta choreographer Lauri Stallings. Stallings first worked with the ASO in choreographing May 2017 performances of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She and Spano have collaborated together many times on other projects, including a 2011 production 16 | @AtlantaSymphony |

of Kaija Saariaho’s Maá with music ensemble Sonic Generator at Symphony Hall and performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Goat Farm Arts Center in 2016. Like Paulus who sought to inspire listeners through his music, Stallings sees dance as a way of bringing people together. “The work is the children,” says Stallings, who has been working on movement for Jump with members of her own company glo and with children from Atlanta area schools, including Avondale Estates LEAD School, the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Dekalb Elementary, Peachtree City Rising Star Middle School and Tapestry Public Charter School. “When I walk into these schools, it’s my privilege as an artist,” she says. “I think it’s fascinating that we can find ourselves through others. There’s just something so authentic and so human in these bonds.” Children, parents and volunteers have also been working together under the guidance of Atlanta sculptor Audrey Morrison to create 107 sets of transparent wings from recycled materials as part of the costumes for the children of Jump. “The piece unfolds as a succession of scenes, children working together to play games, share experiences, moving artists re-enacting scenes from adult life,” says Stallings. “The full evening develops as a hopeful dedication to humankind and children’s optimism, celebrating the spirit, imaginative freedom and potential of human nature.” The concert will open with the ASO performing Ravel’s Mother Goose, with members of Stallings’ company glo performing on risers behind the musicians. As Mother Goose ends the dancers will descend onto the stage where they’ll be joined by the children for the performance of Jump. Hip-hop spoken word artist Micha Brown of Soul Food Cypher will perform as the narrator of Reiman’s libretto. “The Atlanta Symphony has never done this before and it is an absolute honor to be their first,” says Brown. “What makes this so amazing is creating this body of work that will reach all walks of life, not just those who frequent hip-hop and rap. “ For the work, the artists are also seeking to create a 360 degree immersive experience in the hall. Lighting artist Adam Larsen will create projections on all the sides and ceilings of Symphony Hall, turning the space into a pond or a forest or a closet full of the princess’ dresses. Representatives of the Amphibian Foundation will also bring real frogs to the lobby of the Woodruff Arts Center so patrons will have the chance to see and learn more about the amphibious creatures who are at the center of the classic story. “There are so many people involved and so many artists,” says Reiman as the vision that he and Paulus had so many years ago finally comes closer to its realization. “It’s such a unique effort for the ASO. But the very basis is this notion that there’s a pilgrim soul in all of us, with this inner searching that continues throughout our lives. This is story about one of those pilgrim souls who really wanted to blossom in all her glory.” 18 | @AtlantaSymphony | 288 | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 19

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Concert of Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor IMANI WINDS KHARI JOYNER, cello DAVID COUCHERON, violin XAVIER FOLEY, double bass Support for the Talent Development Program generously provided by: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Opus 20 (1825) III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo VALERIE COLEMAN (b. 1970) Phenomenal Women (2018) I. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) II. Katherine Johnson (b. 1918) III. Serena Williams (b. 1981) IV. Caravana V. Michelle Obama (b. 1964) VI. Claressa Shields (b. 1995) Imani Winds CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 (1872) I. Allegro non troppo II. Allegretto con moto III. Allegro non troppo; Un peu moins vite Khari Joyner, cello INTERMISSION


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GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821-1889) Gran duo concertante for Violin, Contrabass, and Orchestra (1880) (arr. M. Fleschig) 15 MIN David Coucheron, violin Xavier Foley, double bass


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92 (1812) II. Allegretto IV. Allegro con brio

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Scherzo, from Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Opus 20 (1825) FELIX MENDELSSOHN was born in Hamburg, Germany, on February 3, 1809, and died in Leipzig, Germany, on November 4, 1847. The Octet is scored for four violins, two violas, and two cellos.


endelssohn was only 16 when he composed his miraculous Octet for Strings, Opus 20, a work dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Rietz. Mendelssohn admitted to Robert Schumann that among all of his early compositions, the Octet was his favorite, one that he often recalled with great affection. As Mendelssohn remarked: “I had a most wonderful time in the writing of it.” III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo—The Octet’s third-movement Scherzo was, according to Mendelssohn, inspired by the “Walpurgis Night” in Goethe’s Faust: Flight of clouds and trail of mist Are lighted from above, A breeze in the leaves, a wind in the reeds, And all is blown away. Phenomenal Women (2018) VALERIE COLEMAN was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1970. The first performance of Phenomenal Women took place at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in New York, on November 2, 2018, with the Imani Winds, and American Composers Orchestra. Phenomenal Women is scored for solo wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn), piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, bass trombone, timpani, woodblocks, temple blocks, triangle, suspended cymbals, drum set, tambourine, bongos, bass drum, harp, piano, and strings. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem and book, Phenomenal Women is intended to shout an empowered tone as the arc of the multi-movement work leaps through storied moments of adversity and achievement. Musical motifs are drawn from Angelou’s sensuous and peppery verses, carrying emboldened harmonies and improvisational-stylized riffs from the soli, evolving into virtuoso exchanges between forces. Each movement contains an overview of pivotal moments and characteristics found within the lives of each ‘hero’, that serve as catalysts from which main movements emerge and develop. The spirit and process behind the movements are informed by the efforts of phenomenal women who have energized me through their transcendental efforts: the struggles that poet Maya Angelou faced in her life and her impact in the lives of women globally, how Olympic Gold medalist Boxer Claressa Shields grew up in Flint, a town ravaged by contaminated water, athlete Serena Williams’ ongoing perseverance on the tennis court to become one the greatest athletes of all time, Michelle Obama’s grace under pressure as the First Lady, mom and | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23

advocate for families and children, and the courage of immigrant mothers who have risked their lives to enter the United States and are fighting to reclaim their children. The segments are written with the capabilities and personalities of each Imani Winds member in mind. Phenomenal Women is about celebrating women’s efforts to overcome adversity, no matter who and where you are. I. Maya Angelou (1928-2014)—The American writer’s poem, Phenomenal Woman, inspired the title of Coleman’s composition. II. Katherine Johnson (b. 1918)—An African-American mathematician who was instrumental in NACA and NASA’s space missions. III. Serena Williams (b. 1981)—A tribute to the international tennis champion. IV. Caravana—“Caravana” is a reference to the caravans from the south of the U.S. border, populated by women in search of a better life for their children. V. Michelle Obama (b. 1964)—A musical portrait of the First Lady. VI. Claressa Shields (b. 1995)—Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields is from Flint Michigan, a city devastated by the lead poisoning of its waters. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 (1872) CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS was born in Paris, France, on October 9, 1835, and died in Algiers, Algeria, on December 16, 1921. The first performance of the Cello Concerto No. 1 took place in Paris on January 19, 1873, with soloist August Tolbecque and the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. In addition to the solo cello, the Concerto No. 1 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


amille Saint-Saëns completed his First Cello Concerto in 1872. Saint-Saëns dedicated the work to August Tolbecque, principal cellist of the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. Tolbecque was the soloist in the Concerto’s January 19, 1873 premiere in Paris. The Saint-Saëns First Cello Concerto has long been a favorite of distinguished soloists. The reasons for the popularity of this work are clear. The Concerto is a taut, unified composition, providing the soloist with opportunities for both lyrical expression and thrilling technical display. Further, the composer’s expert orchestration allows the soloist to be heard even when in tandem with the full ensemble—always a challenge in music for solo cello and orchestra. The Saint-Saëns A-minor Concerto consists of three brief sections, performed without pause. The first (Allegro non troppo) begins with a single emphatic orchestral chord, after which the soloist presents the central theme—a triplet-based, wide-ranging melody—that appears in various guises throughout the movement. The second section (Allegretto con moto) begins with a sort of nostalgic recollection of an 18thcentury minuet. The music later becomes more passionate. An episode for the soloist serves as a bridge to the final section (Allegro non troppo; Un peu moins

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vite), opening with the oboe’s evocation of the first movement’s central theme. A subsequent virtuoso episode for the soloist seems to exploit the instrument’s entire range and technical capacity. A final passage for the soloist is capped by a brief orchestral postlude. Gran duo concertante for Violin, Contrabass, and Orchestra (1880) (arr. M. Fleschig) GIOVANNI BOTTESINI was born in Crema, Italy, on December 22, 1821, and died in Parma, Italy, on July 7, 1889. In addition to the solo violin and contrabass, the Fleschig arrangement of the Gran duo Concertante is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings.


iovanni Bottesini was one of the great virtuosos of his day. Bottesini was nicknamed the “(Nicolò) Paganini of the Double-Bass,” a reference to the legendary Italian violinist. In commenting on the Bottesini work featured on this concert—the 1880 Gran duo concertante for Violin, Contrabass, and Orchestra—a critic wrote: “It is necessary to hear Bottesini in this piece to discover what possibilities are hidden in the giant of the stringed instruments; to hear what can be done in the way of sonorousness, tone, lightness of expression and grace.” Bottesini originally composed his popular Gran duo concertante for two solo doublebasses. Later, he revised the single-movement work as a showpiece for double-bass and violin. That revision was done in collaboration with Camillo Sivori (1815-1894), a student of Paganini. Bottesini and Sivori toured together. And it is clear from the bravura writing in the Gran duo concertante that their concert appearances had an extraordinary impact. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92 (1812) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN was baptized in Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827. The first performance of the Seventh Symphony took place in the Hall of the University of Vienna on December 8, 1813, with the composer conducting. The Symphony No. 7 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


udwig van Beethoven completed his Seventh Symphony in 1812. The work received its premiere on December 8, 1813, at the grand Hall of the University of Vienna, as part of a concert for the benefit of wounded Austrian and Bavarian soldiers. Beethoven served as conductor. Because of Beethoven’s participation in the concert and its philanthropic mission, several of Vienna’s most eminent musicians agreed to play in the orchestra. The concert proved to be one of the great public triumphs of Beethoven’s career. The audience insisted upon an encore of the Seventh Symphony’s Allegretto. By popular demand, the entire concert was repeated four days later, raising another 4,000 florins for the wounded soldiers. Still, Beethoven’s reliance in the Seventh upon the briefest of rhythmic motifs—often presented with relentless, and even frightening energy—inspired some negative reactions. Musician Friederich Wieck, father of Clara Wieck Schumann, attended the first rehearsal of the Beethoven Seventh. Wieck recalled that the general consensus | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25

ME AR among musicians and laymen alike was that Beethoven must have composed the Symphony, particularly its outer movements, in a drunken state (“trukenen Zustande”). Carl Maria von Weber, after hearing the Symphony for the first time, was reported to have exclaimed that Beethoven was now “quite ripe for the madhouse.” On the other hand, Richard Wagner, in one of the most famous appreciations of a Beethoven Symphony, celebrated the finale as the “apotheosis of the dance.” Two centuries after the premiere, Beethoven’s Seventh continues to amaze audiences with its dramatic fire. It remains one of the most powerful of all symphonic creations. The Beethoven Seventh is in four movements. This concert features the second and fourth. The second movement (Allegretto), in the character of a somber march, opens and closes with a foreboding chord. The finale (Allegro con brio) is a miraculous combination of academic structure (sonata form) and Dionysian abandon. It is not until the terse final measures that the whirlwind of activity comes to a stunning halt. Special Thanks to the following Talent Development Program alumni: Wilfred Farquharson, Viola, Class of 2016 Xavier Foley, Double Bass, Class of 2011 Drew Forde, Viola, Class of 2010 Mekhi Gladden, Oboe, Class of 2017 Amyr Joyner, Violin, Class of 2003 Khari Joyner, Cello, Class of 2009 Keanu Mitanga, Violin, Class of 2014 Chelsea Sharpe, Violin, Class of 2011 Lindsey Sharpe, Cello, Class of 2015 Donna Thompson, Percussion, Class of 2006 Eric Thompson III, Double Bass, Class of 2002 Dana Wilson, Violin, Class of 2015 Denielle Wilson, Cello, Class of 2013

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cclaimed cellist Khari Joyner is quickly becoming sought after as one of the leading cellists of his generation. He has a following nationally and abroad and has made a number of accomplishments including teaching residencies and concert series for over one thousand students in Beijing, Shanghai, The Netherlands and at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities. A passionate advocate for the music of today, his most recent accomplishments include performing the world premiere of MacArthur Genius Tyshawn Sorey’s Cycles of My Being, the New York Premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s cello concerto Notes on Light and the world premiere of Carman Moore’s MADIBA for cello and orchestra. He also gave a private performance for President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, a performance of Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, and the U.S. Premiere of the late Valentin Bibik’s Cello Concerto No. 2, with the New Juilliard Ensemble. In addition, he was recently awarded a 2017-2018 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts. Other recent accolades include winning First Places in the Juilliard Concerto Competition, 12th Annual Sphinx Competition Junior Division, and an appearance on the Radio Show “From the Top” in El Paso, TX, after winning $10,000 as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist. In 2008, he became the ASTA Competition Georgia State winner and in 2007, he won the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Concerto Competition. He also served as Principal of the ASYO. Joyner made his orchestral debut at 17, performing the Haydn C Major Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony under renowned conductor Robert Spano. He has also had numerous solo engagements with the Buffalo, New World, New Jersey and Sphinx Symphonies performing the Elgar, Dvořák, and Boccherini Concertos. DAVID COUCHERON, VIOLIN


avid Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in September 2010. At the time, he was the youngest concertmaster among any major U.S. orchestra. Throughout his career, Coucheron has worked with conductors Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich and Charles Dutoit, among others. He has performed as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.






Coucheron has given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Olympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, Utah), as well as in Beograd, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Serbia, Singapore and Shanghai. His chamber music performances have included appearances at Suntory Hall as well as Wigmore Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Coucheron serves as the Artistic Director for the Kon Tiki Chamber Music Festival in his hometown of Oslo, Norway. He is also on the artist-faculty for the Aspen Music Festival and Brevard Music Festival.

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Coucheron began playing the violin at age three. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, his Master of Music from The Juilliard School and his Master of Musical Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with teachers including Igor Ozim, Aaron Rosand, Lewis Kaplan and David Takeno. Coucheron plays a 1725 Stradivarius. XAVIER FOLEY, DOUBLE BASS



Also a composer, he is a 2016 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied both composition and performance with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. Xavier Foley strives to become a world artist on the double bass as he continues to incorporate all styles of music, whether it be cultural, national or folk music.


avier Foley was First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, the Young Concert Artists Auditions 2016, and a winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions 2014. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx and Atlanta symphony orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi, with which he was also soloist on East and West coast tours. This season he appears in several concerts with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, the Impromptu concert series, and the St. Vincent College concert series. The First Prize winner of the 2009 (Junior Division) and 2011 (Senior Division) International Society Bassist Competition, he performed in Carnegie Hall as principal bass of the New York String Seminar Orchestra.




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FEB 14/16

Concerts of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 8:00pm STEPHEN MULLIGAN, Conductor NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, piano The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Opus 39 (1899) 39 MIN I. Andante, ma non troppo; Allegro energico II. Andante (ma non troppo lento) III. Scherzo. Allegro IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia); Andante; Allegro molto INTERMISSION SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30 (1909) I. Allegro ma non tanto II. Intermezzo. Adagio III. Finale. Alla breve Nikolai Lugansky, piano

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The Feb. 14 performance is dedicated in honor of Connie and Merrell Calhoun in appreciation for their extraordinary support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund. The Feb. 16 performance is dedicated to Lucy R. Lee** and Gary Lee, Jr. in appreciation for their extraordinary support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund and to the memory of Lucy R. Lee for her lasting legacy of support of the ASO.Â

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Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Opus 39 (1899) JEAN SIBELIUS was born in Tavastehus, Finland, on December 8, 1865, and died in Järvenpää, Finland, on September 20, 1957. The first performance of the Symphony No. 1 took place in Helsinki, Finland, on April 26, 1899, with the composer conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 1 is scored for two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, harp, and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: December 15, 1953, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: January 21-23, 2010, Robert Spano, Conductor.

Recording: Yoel Levi, Conductor innish composer Jean Sibelius completed his First Symphony in early 1899. The premiere of the Symphony No. 1 took place (Telarc CD-80246) in Helsinki on April 26, 1899, with Sibelius leading the Helsinki Philharmonic. The premiere coincided with a particularly tumultuous period in Finland’s history. Despite its acquisition as a Grand Duchy under the Russian Czar in 1809, Finland enjoyed relative autonomy for the better part of the 19th century. During that period, Finland maintained its own government, army, currency, and postal service. Finnish and Swedish served as official languages, and the Lutheran religion was maintained. However, in February of 1899, a Russian imperial decree ordered that the Russian State Council would now be responsible for all laws affecting Finland. Russia incorporated the formerly autonomous Finnish postal system. The Finnish army was disbanded, and citizens became liable for conscription into the Russian military.


In 1899, the same year Sibelius completed his First Symphony, he composed the orchestral tone poem, Finlandia, a musical portrait of the Finnish people’s ultimate rebellion against their oppressors. Unlike Finlandia, the First Symphony does not contain a specific program. Still, the work did serve Finland’s patriotic cause. In 1900, Finnish conductor Robert Kajanus and the Helsinki Philharmonic began their first European tour. It encompassed several major cities, including Paris, where the World Exhibition was in progress. The artists hoped that by showcasing Finland’s rich artistic heritage, they would rally support for their struggle with Russia. The Helsinki Philharmonic concerts featured several works by Sibelius, including Finlandia (called “La Patrie,” in order to avoid the wrath of Russian censorship), and the Symphony No. 1. Sibelius accompanied the performers on the tour and even, on occasion, conducted the orchestra. Although a relatively early work, the First Symphony’s brooding melancholy, explosive drama, and stark, transparent orchestration already reflect the unique voice of Finland’s greatest composer. Six years after the Symphony’s premiere, the eminent British music critic Ernest Newman was moved to comment: “I have never listened to any music that took me away so completely from our usual Western life, and transported me into a quite new civilization. Every page of (the First Symphony) | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31

breathes another manner of thought, another way of living, even another landscape and seascape than ours.” The First Symphony is in four movements. The first opens with a haunting, slowtempo introduction (Andante, ma non troppo), finally resolving to the principal Allegro energico. The slow-tempo second movement, Andante (ma no troppo lento) features striking juxtapositions of moods. The third-movement Scherzo (Allegro) is based upon an insistent, seven-note motif. A slow-tempo interlude precedes the final reprise of the Scherzo. The Finale (Quasi una fantasia) opens with a reprise of its counterpart in the first movement. This leads to the principal Allegro molto, finally resolving to the triumphant final measures, capped by two pizzicato chords. First Classical Subscription Performance: October 30, 1951, Thomas Brockman, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: September 22 and 24, 2016, Garrick Ohlsson, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor. Recording: ASO Media CD-1003, Garrick Ohlsson, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor.

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30 (1909) SERGEI RACHMANINOV was born in Semyonovo, Russia, on April 1, 1873, and died in Beverly Hills, California, on March 28, 1943. The first performance of the Third Piano Concerto took place at the New Theater in New York City on November 28, 1909, with the composer as soloist, and Walter Damrosch conducting the Symphony Society of New York. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbals, snare drum, and strings.



n the summer of 1909, Sergei Rachmaninov received an invitation to make his first concert tour of the United States. The Russian pianist/composer/conductor had grave misgivings about leaving his family and homeland for such an extended period of time. But Rachmaninov, who had developed a passion for motorcars, was swayed by the generous fees offered. As Rachmaninov confessed to a friend: “I don’t want to go. But then perhaps after America I’ll be able to buy myself that automobile…It may not be so RA C bad after all!” M



The American concert tour featured Rachmaninov as both pianist and conductor in performances of his compositions. During the summer of 1909, he authored a new work for that tour—his Third Piano Concerto. In October, Rachmaninov began his voyage to the United States. During the voyage, Rachmaninov practiced on a silent keyboard.

On November 28, 1909 at the New Theater in New York City, Rachmaninov appeared as soloist in the world premiere of his Third Piano Concerto. Walter Damrosch conducted the Symphony Society of New York. On January 16, 1910, an historic collaboration took place at Carnegie Hall, when Rachmaninov again performed his Third Piano Concerto—this time with the New York Philharmonic. The conductor was the Orchestra’s Music Director, the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. Rachmaninov recalled:

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The rehearsal began at ten o’clock. I was to join it at eleven, and arrived in good time. But we did not begin to work until twelve, when there was only a half hour left, during which I did my utmost to play through a composition that usually lasts thirty-six minutes. We played and played…Half an hour was long passed, but Mahler did not pay the slightest attention to this fact… Forty-five minutes later Mahler announced: “Now we will repeat the first movement.” My heart froze within me. I expected a dreadful row, or at least a heated protest from the orchestra. This would certainly have happened in any other orchestra, but here I did not notice a single sign of displeasure. The musicians played the first movement with a keen or perhaps even closer appreciation than the previous time. At last we had finished. I went up to the conductor’s desk, and together we examined the score. The musicians in the back seats began quietly to pack up their instruments and disappear. Mahler blew up: “What is the meaning of this?” The leader (i.e., concertmaster): “It is half-past one, Master.” “That makes no difference! As long as I am sitting, no musician has a right to get up!” After that performance, the critic for the New York Herald offered this prophetic commentary about the Rachmaninov Third: The work grows in impressiveness upon acquaintance and will doubtless rank among the most interesting piano concertos of recent years, although its great length and extreme difficulties bar it from performances by any but pianists of exceptional technical powers. We are fortunate that there have been many superb artists willing to confront the phenomenal technical demands imposed by Rachmaninov, one of the greatest pianists. When the hurdles are overcome, the Rachmaninov Third emerges as a summit of the Romantic piano concerto—a masterful fusion of virtuoso pyrotechnics, unforgettable melody, and lush orchestration. The Concerto No. 3 is in three movements. In the opening movement (Allegro ma non tanto) the soloist enters after two bars of orchestral introduction, playing the first of two principal themes. The movement is notable throughout for the soloist’s dazzling passagework. The slow-tempo second movement is a lyrical Intermezzo (Adagio), with a vivacious central passage. A dramatic passage, launched by the soloist, serves as a bridge to the Finale (Alla breve), which follows without pause. The soloist presents the fanfare-like opening theme. Later, a series of syncopated chords by the soloist develops into the flowing second theme. In the closing measures, a glorious declaration of the second theme, capped by a dazzling cascade by the soloist, brings the Concerto to a stunning close. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33



onductor Stephen Mulligan began his term as the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in August 2017. From 2014-16, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. Recent highlights include appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and Reading Symphony Orchestra. Mulligan has also frequently assisted with programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including productions of Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl and John Adams’s Nixon in China at Walt Disney Concert Hall. ​ JE FF





Mulligan was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize after studying with Robert Spano as a fellow in the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen from 2013-2014; he served as the festival’s Assistant Conductor in 2015 and as a guest conductor in 2016. Mulligan also studied with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar and Marin Alsop at the Peabody Institute, and received his Master’s Degree there in 2013. While studying at Peabody, Mulligan co-founded and directed the Occasional Symphony, an ensemble devoted to performing in alternative venues. In 2012, he traveled to Venezuela with the Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids staff to participate in an educational exchange with the renowned El Sistema program. In 2011, Mulligan graduated cum laude from Yale University, where he served as the Yale Symphony’s assistant conductor, traveled to Helsinki to study Sibelius’s late manuscripts with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, and was awarded the Wrexham Prize for excellence in performance for violin and conducting. Mulligan grew up in Baltimore, MD, studying violin with his father Gregory, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and current violinist with the Baltimore Symphony. NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, PIANO


ighly acclaimed by the press, Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility.

He regularly works with top level conductors such as Osmo Vänskä, Yuri Temirkanov, Mikhail Pletnev and Gianandrea Noseda. Concerto highlights for the 2018/19 season include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Russian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Iceland and Bamberg symphonies. A tour with Orchestre National de France takes him to China and then onto Taipei and Japan with St Petersburg Philharmonic. A regular recitalist the world over, upcoming performances include the International Piano Series in London, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and a residency at Flagey in Brussels. He has made a number of award-winning recordings and will release a new solo disc of Debussy for harmonia mundi later this year.

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FEB 21/23

Concerts of Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”) (1788) 33 MIN I. Allegro vivace II. Andante Cantabile III. Menuetto. Allegretto IV. Molto allegro INTERMISSION GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901) Quattro pezzi sacri (1898) I. Ave Maria II. Stabat Mater III. Laudi alla Vergine IV. Te Deum Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

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The Feb. 21 performance is dedicated to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Feb. 23 performance is dedicated to the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Spano — by Susan and Thomas Wardell in appreciation for their extraordinary support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund. The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices.

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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788) WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, and died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1791. The “Jupiter” Symphony is scored for flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


First Classical Subscription Performance: January 26, 1947, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical

ozart completed his final three Symphonies—No. 39 in E-flat Subscription Performances: Major, K. 543, No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, and No. 41 in C Major May 30, June 1 and 2, 2013, (“Jupiter”) K. 551—over the remarkably brief span between June 26 and August 10, 1788. Even more remarkable is the fact that these Robert Spano, Conductor. glorious Symphonies, among Mozart’s crowning achievements, were the product of a particularly distressing period in the composer’s life. Mozart’s career in Vienna as a composer, teacher, virtuoso pianist, and impresario reached its apex in the mid-1780s. However, the exhilaration of those triumphant years soon yielded to profound frustration and unhappiness. Mozart experienced a sharp decline in the demands for his services in Vienna. In time, Mozart was reduced to begging for money from acquaintances—principally, Michael Puchberg, a fellow Mason and ardent music lover. Several of Mozart’s letters to Puchberg have survived, and they are indeed heartbreaking to read. There exists no specific documentation of performances of any of the final three Symphonies during Mozart’s lifetime. This fact has led some to theorize that Mozart composed these Symphonies not for monetary gain, but out of an overwhelming need to express himself in music. We do know, however, that it was Mozart’s practice to compose large-scale works (such as piano concertos and symphonies) in anticipation of specific concerts. Correspondence from Mozart refers to subscription concerts scheduled for the summer of 1788. It is not certain whether these concerts ever took place. However, there is documentation of concerts conducted by Mozart in Germany in 1789 and 1790. The concert programs included symphonies by Mozart. While the particular symphonies are not designated in the programs, it is reasonable to assume that they would have included his most recent efforts; i.e., one or more of the final trilogy. A further clue is found in the fact that Mozart’s autograph of the score for Symphony No. 40 contains modifications of the original version’s slow-tempo movement, as well as a revised version of the entire work, adding clarinets to the orchestration. Such modifications would not have been made without the existence of previous performances, and the promise of new ones. Mozart did not coin the Symphony No. 41’s familiar nickname, “Jupiter.” In August of 1829, the composer’s son told publisher Vincent Novello and his wife, Mary, that it was the German violinist and impresario, Johann Peter Salomon (the impetus for Franz Joseph Haydn’s London visits), who “christened” the Symphony as the “Jupiter.” It is doubtful Mozart intended the “Jupiter” to be his final Symphony. The composer | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 37

was only thirty-two at the time he completed the work. Illness prematurely cut short his life just three years later. Still, like his final Piano Concerto, K. 595 (1791), the “Jupiter” Symphony represents a fitting summation of Mozart’s achievements in the symphonic repertoire. It is a resplendent work of extraordinary power, majesty and eloquence, culminating in a breathtaking virtuoso finale. The “Jupiter” Symphony is in four movements. The opening theme of the first movement (Allegro vivace)—a bold orchestral tutti and the strings’ subdued reply— sets the stage for the striking contrasts that are a hallmark of this movement. The poignant slow-tempo movement (Andante Cantabile) employs muted violins and violas, while excluding trumpets and timpani. The third-movement (Menuetto. Allegretto) is an elegant Minuet that also features moments of storm and stress. The finale (Molto allegro) contains no fewer than five themes, often treated in brilliant contrapuntal fashion. In fact, the miraculous coda features a simultaneous presentation of all five! It is a testament to Mozart’s genius that the passage emerges not as an academic exercise, but rather, as a thrilling musical experience. After this stunning achievement, Mozart concludes his “Jupiter” Symphony with a series of elemental C-Major chords. First Classical Subscription Performances: February 13, 1964 (Te Deum), Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: May 3-5, 1990, William Fred Scott, Conductor. Recordings: Ave Maria: Telarc CD-80656, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw, Conductor.

Quattro pezzi sacri (1898) GIUSEPPE VERDI was born in Roncole, Italy, on October 9 or 10, 1813, and died in Milan, Italy, on January 27, 1901. The first performance of the Quatro pezzi sacri took place at the Opéra in Paris, France, on April 7, 1898, Paul Taffanel, conducting the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (the Ave Maria was not performed on this occasion). The Quatro pezzi sacri are scored for soprano solo (Te Deum), mixed chorus, three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, four bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, four trombones, timpani, bass drum, harp, organ, and strings. “Stay away from priests”


omposer Arrigo Boito (1842-1918), who also served as the librettist for Giuseppe Verdi’s final operatic masterworks, Te Deum: based on Shakespeare, Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893), offered Telarc CD-80109, this description of the maestro’s religious beliefs: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, This is the day, of all days of the year, that he loved Robert Shaw, Conductor. best. Christmas eve reminded him of the holy marvels of childhood, the enchantments of a faith that is truly celestial only when it attains to belief in miracles. That belief, alas, he lost early, like all of us, but perhaps more than the rest of us he retained all his life a keen regret for it. He provided an example of Christian faith by the moving beauty of his religious works, by observing rites (you must remember his beautiful head bowed in the chapel of [his home in] Sant’Agata), by his illustrious homage to (Alessandro) Manzoni (the Messa da requiem), by the directions for his funeral found in his will: “one priest, one candle, one cross.” He knew that faith was

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the sustenance of hearts. ...In the ideal and moral sense he was a great Christian, but one should take care not to present him as a Catholic in the political and strictly theological sense of the word: nothing could be further from the truth. The “truth” was that Giuseppe Verdi harbored a lifelong distrust for organized religion. “Sta lontan dai pret” (“Stay away from priests”), he once cautioned a member of his family. And such Verdi operas as Don Carlos and Aida graphically portray hypocrisy within the religious hierarchy. Verdi’s negative feelings toward organized religion may have had their origins in a childhood incident. When Verdi was about seven years old, he served as an altar boy at the church of San Michele in his birthplace of Roncole. During Mass, the young Verdi failed to respond promptly to the priest’s request for water and wine. The priest shoved Verdi, and the child fell from the altar. The humiliated boy responded with the peasant curse, “Dio t’ manda ‘na sajetta!” (“May God strike you with lightning!”) In a surreal turn of events, eight years later the priest was indeed fatally struck by lightning. Nevertheless, Verdi was capable of writing music of extraordinary beauty that portrayed religious fervor and sincerity. One need only hear the supplications of Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Leonora in La forza del destino, Aida, or Desdemona in Otello to realize that Verdi’s operatic characters could pray with devotion, sincerity, and fervor. Verdi also composed one of the greatest settings of the Requiem Mass (1874), in commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of the beloved Italian writer, Alessandro Manzoni. And, Italy’s foremost opera composer ended his career with yet another sacred choral work, the Quattro pezzi sacri (Four Sacred Pieces) (1898). Unlike the Requiem, Verdi did not conceive the Four Sacred Pieces as a single, unified work. The composition of the Quattro pezzi sacri spanned the years 1889-1897. Verdi allowed his publisher, Ricordi, to issue the works collectively. However, Verdi withdrew the Ave Maria from the work’s premiere in Paris on April 7, 1898, as well as from the first performance in Italy, led by Arturo Toscanini in Turin that May 26. Nevertheless, the Quattro pezzi sacri have long proven their worth as an integrated and fulfilling concert experience. Verdi’s description of his achievement in the Messa da requiem applies with equal force to the Quattro pezzi sacri: “I have done nothing but write note after note, to the greater glory of God...” I. Ave Maria—In 1888, the Gazzetta musicale di Milano posed a challenge to composers—a scale comprising odd intervals. Boito shared the “enigmatic” scale with Verdi, who contemplated using it as the basis for “an Ave Maria. Another one! It would be my fourth. So perhaps I can look forward to being sanctified after my death!” Boito responded: “You will need a great many Ave Maria’s if His Holiness will forgive you Iago’s Credo! (Act II of Otello).” Verdi retorted that Boito, as librettist for Otello, was “the chief culprit who needs forgiveness for that Credo.” Verdi employed the Scala enigmatica in his 1889 (revised, 1896) setting of the Ave Maria for a cappella four-part chorus. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 39

MEET THE ARTISTS II. Stabat Mater—Verdi composed the second of the Four Sacred Pieces in 1896-7. The work, scored for mixed chorus and orchestra, is a setting of the poem describing the pain of the grieving Mary, standing at the foot of Jesus’s cross. III. Laudi alla Vergine—The Laudi alla Vergine (Praise to the Blessed Virgin) (ca. 1890) is the sole portion of the Four Sacred Pieces sung in Italian, rather than Latin. Verdi scored the text, from Dante’s Paradiso, for unaccompanied soprano and alto voices, each divided into two parts. IV. Te Deum—The Te Deum (1895-6) is scored for solo soprano, double chorus, and orchestra. Verdi’s majestic setting is a fitting conclusion to the Four Sacred Pieces. ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS


he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, founded in 1970 by former Music Director Robert Shaw, remains an important part of the Orchestra’s programming. The Chorus is an all-volunteer, auditioned organization that performs on a regular basis with the Orchestra and is featured on many of its recordings.

Led by Director of Choruses, Norman Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its precision and expressive singing quality. Its recordings have won 14 Grammy® Awards (nine for Best Choral Performance; four for Best Classical Recording and one for Best Opera Recording). Those include Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem. The Chorus performs large choral-symphonic works under the direction of Music Director, Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous worldpremiere commissioned works. The Chorus made its debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1976 in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra led by Robert Shaw. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, DC, for President-elect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977, and returned there with Robert Spano in 2017 as part of the SHIFT Festival. In 1988, it accompanied Shaw and the Orchestra on their European debut tour. The Chorus has traveled to Germany three times as a special guest of the Berlin Philharmonic – in December 2003 for three performances of Britten’s War Requiem, in May 2008 for the Berlioz Requiem, and in December 2009 for a week of the Brahms Requiem performances – all with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. Within the Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 singers called the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus. The Chamber Chorus, which formed before the larger Chorus in 1967, performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters.

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Jeffrey Baxter

Peter Marshall

director of choruses

choral administrator


The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

The Florence Kopleff Chair

SOPRANO 1 Amy Baker Mary Martha Clark Khadijah Davis Liz Dean Virginia Elizondo Laura Foster Erin Jones Arietha Lockhart** Mindy Margolis* Joneen Padgett* Rachel Paul Callaway Powlus Susan Ray Joanna Reesman Samaria Rodriguez Natalie Rogers Natalie Spruell Stacey Tanner Brianne Turgeon* Erika Wuerzner Wanda Yang Temko* SOPRANO 2 June Abbott** Sloan Atwood* Jessica Barber Barbara Brown Martha Craft Ellen Dukes** Mary Goodwin Amanda Hoffman Kathleen Kelly-George* Eda Mathews** Mary Mulvey Shannon Nesbit Vickie Orme* Heidi Padovano Lindsay Patten Chantae Pittman Donna Ross* Paula Snelling* Tommie Storer Emily Tallant

Cheryl Thrash** Donna Weeks ALTO 1 Akosua Adwini-Poku Pamela Amy-Cupp Deborah Boland** Rachel Bowman Donna Carter-Wood** Laurie Cronin Angel Dotson-Hall Katherine Fisher Beth Freeman Noelle Hooge Beverly Hueter Janet Johnson Virginia Little* Staria Lovelady Meredith McCoy Frances McDowellBeadle** Linda Morgan** Laura Emiko Soltis Meesook Sonu Rachel Stewart** Diana Strommen Nancy York* ALTO 2 Nancy Adams* Ana Baida Angelica BlackmanKeim Marcia Chandler* Meaghan Curry Cynthia Goeltz DeBold** Andrea Gassmann Emily Jenkins Sally Kann Nicole Khoury* Lynda Martin Laura Rappold* Campbell Rogers Sharon Simons*

Alexandra Tanico Virginia Thompson* Kiki Wilson** Diane Woodard** TENOR 1 Jeffrey Baxter** Jordan Bell Christian Bigliani David Blalock** John Brandt* Jack Caldwell** Daniel Cameron* Daniel Compton Justin Cornelius Joseph Cortes Clifford Edge** Steven Farrow** Nicholas Flott Leif Gilbert-Hansen* James Jarrell Clinton Miller Christopher Patton Stephen Reed # Nathaniel Sundholm Mark Warden* TENOR 2 Randall Barker* Mark Barnes Steve Brailsford Charles Cottingham # Phillip Crumbly* Joseph Few* Sean Fletcher Hamilton Fong John Harr Keith Jeffords* Steven Johnstone Joseph Kang Michael Parker Timothy Parrott Marshall Peterson* Brent Runnels Matthew Sellers

Thomas Slusher Scott Stephens** Keith Thompson Alexander Wilson BASS 1 Dock Anderson Russell Cason** Trey Clegg Steven Darst** Michael Dennison Thomas Elston Jon Gunnemann* David Hansen** Lee Johnson Nick Jones # Frank Kingsley Jameson Linville Peter MacKenzie Jason Maynard Kendric Smith # John Terry Ike Van Meter Edgie Wallace* Edward Watkins** BASS 2 Philip Barreca Charles Boone Brian Brown John Carter Rick Copeland** Joel Craft** Paul Fletcher Timothy Gunter* Eric Litsey** Kevin Newman John Ruff* Jonathan Smith* Benjamin Temko* David Webster** Gregory Whitmire** Keith Wyatt* | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41



he Orchestra donor list includes Annual Fund donations made June 1, 2017 – January 3, 2019. This distinguished roster represents those among the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family who wish to honor the transformative power of music—whether experienced during a one-time performance or over the course of a lifetime. Their collective generosity sustains the Orchestra’s ability to present musically-infused educational experiences for local schools, build community both on stage and across audiences, and remain a beacon of Atlanta’s cultural legacy and future innovation. On behalf of your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra—musicians, volunteers, and staff—we thank each of you for dedicating these vital contributions to the music and programming we work so passionately to create and share. $1,000,000

Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers


1180 Peachtree Bank of America George M. Brown Trust Fund The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation

Invesco Ltd. Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Susan & Thomas Wardell


Susan & Richard Anderson

Mary & Jim Rubright


AT&T The Antinori Foundation Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund

Mr. & Mrs.** Bradley Currey, Jr. Ms. Lynn Eden Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta The Graves Foundation


Farideh & Ali Azadi Foundation, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts Victoria & Howard Palefsky

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$25,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (3) Alston & Bird Paul & Linnea Bert Connie & Merrell Calhoun Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation CBH International, Inc City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Betty Sands Fuller Fulton County Arts & Culture Mr. & Mrs.** Gary Lee, Jr. Hank Linginfelter Charles H. Loridans Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust Janice Murphy** Sally & Peter Parsonson Terence L. & Jeanne Perrine Neal* Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Patty & Doug Reid Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor & Ms. Triska Drake Turner The UPS Foundation Patrick & Susie Viguerie Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.* $17,500+ Juliet & John Allan Pinney L. Allen & Charles C. Miller III Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney

Jason & Carey Guggenheim/ Boston Consulting Group Joe Hamilton Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Kimberly-Clark Foundation D. Kirk & Kimberlee Jamieson Brian & Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon Dr. Ginger Chen & Mr. Sukai Liu Meghan & Clarke Magruder Lynn & Galen Oelkers Martha M. Pentecost Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Charlie & Donna Sharbaugh Amy & Paul Snyder Cari K. Dawson & John M. Sparrow Elliott & Elaine Tapp Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund John & Ray Uttenhove Mr. James Wells & Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells

Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Paul & Carol Garcia Henry F. Anthony & Carol R. Geiger Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Kathy Waller & Kenneth Goggins The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Roya & Bahman Irvani Clay & Jane Jackson Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson, III Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. William K. Kapp, Jr. King & Spalding $15,000+ Pat & Nolan Leake Madeline & Howell E. John F. & Marilyn M. Adams, Jr. McMullan Mr. Keith Adams & Walter W. Mitchell Ms. Kerry Heyward The Monasse Family Rita & Herschel Bloom Foundation Mr. David Boatwright Dr. & Mrs. Ebbie & The Breman Ayana Parsons Foundation, Inc. Suzanne & Bill Plybon $10,000+ Janine Brown & Mr. Andrew Saltzman A Friend of Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Pierette Scanavino the Symphony (2) The John & Rosemary Mr. John A. Sibley III Brown Family Foundation Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Dr. Steven & Lynne In memory of Leigh Baier The Capital Group Steindel* Companies Charitable Julie & Jim Balloun Peter James Stelling Foundation Bell Family Foundation Alison & Joe Thompson Russell Currey & Mr. Benjamin Q. Brunt & The Trapp Family Amy Durrell Ms. Catherine Meredith Turner Foundation, Inc. Donna Lee & Walter & Frances United Distributors Howard Ehni Bunzl Foundation Chilton & Morgan Varner Ms. Angela L. Evans John W. Cooledge Mark & Rebekah Fifth Third Bank Correll Family Wasserman Carl & Sally Gable Foundation, Inc. Dick & Anne Game Janet Davenport, in honor Mrs. Virginia S. Williams Ms. Joni Winston of Norman Mackenzie Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Marcia & John Donnell

Wright & Alison Caughman Catherine Warren Dukehart Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio, MD Bonnie & Jay Harris The Hertz Family Foundation, Inc. Kero-Jet John & Linda Matthews Ken & Carolyn Meltzer Ms. Molly Minnear Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills Caroline & Joe O’Donnell David & Mary Scheible Ross & Sally Singletary Slumgullion Charitable Fund Mr.** & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Adair & Dick White Mrs. Sue S. Williams

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Helga Beam vice chair , solicitation Deedee Hamburger vice chair , programs

Belinda Massafra Pat Buss vice chair , cultivation cultivation committee June Scott Judy Hellriegel vice chair , communications solicitation committee Bill Buss Milt Shlapak cultivation committee member - at - large

Sally Parsonson cultivation committee

Marcia Watt communications committee

Jonne Walter solicitation committee

THE PATRON PARTNERSHIP $7,500+ Jack & Helga Beam Lisa & Russ Butner Deedee & Marc Hamburger* The Piedmont National Family Foundation Betsy & Lee Robinson Mr. Jeffrey C. Samuels & Ms. Amy Levine-Samuels Beverly & Milton Shlapak

Tad & Janin Hutcheson Robert & Sherry Johnson Paul & Rosthema Kastin Peter & Vivian de Kok Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Isabel Lamy Lee Elizabeth J. Levine Peg & Jim Lowman Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy $5,000+ Mary Ruth McDonald A Friend of Mr. & Mrs.** the Symphony (3) Peter Moraitakis William & Gloria Allgood Franca G. Oreffice Lisa & Joe Bankoff Ms. Margaret Painter Mr. & Mrs. Philip P. Bolton Margaret H. Petersen Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer The Hellen Ingram Patricia & William Plummer Charitable Buss Cadillac Foundation, Inc. Robert Wenger & Mr. Leonard B. Reed* Susan Carney Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Ruth & Mark Coan Mrs. Vicki J. Riedel William & Patricia Cook Mrs. Robin Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. Mr. Joseph A. Jonathan J. Davies Roseborough Carol Comstock & John T. Ruff Jim Davis* Gretchen Nagy & Ms. Diane Durgin Allan Sandlin Ellen & Howard Feinsand The Selig Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton & Mason Smith William A. Flinn Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Mary & Charles Ginden John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Burton Trimble Joshua Harbour Ms. Sheila Tschinkel Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Marcia Watt Charles B. Harrison Dr. & Mrs. Sally W. Hawkins James O. Wells, Jr.

Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Suzanne B. Wilner Mr. Baxter P. Jones & Dr. Jiong Yan Mr. & Mrs. Comer Yates $3,500+ Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Ralph & Rita Connell Sally & Larry Davis Mary & Mahlon Delong Mr. Richard Dowdeswell Greg & Debra Durden Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Drs. John & Gloria Gaston Carol G. & Larry L. Gellerstedt III John & Martha Head Azira G. Hill James & Bridget Horgan Dr. Michael D. Horowitz Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Lillian Balentine Law Deborah & William Liss Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. Bert Mobley Mr. Lonnie Johnson & Mrs. Linda A. Moore Judge Jane Morrison Michael & Carol Murphy

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Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk In memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III S.A. Robinson Ann Shearer Suzanne Shull Stephen & Sonia Swartz George & Amy Taylor Dale L. Thompson Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Camille W. Yow $2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (5) Mr. & Mrs. Jan Abernathy Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Kent & Diane Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Allen, IV Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Mr. James L. Anderson The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation Scott & Chris Arnold Ms. Susan AscheuerFunke Mr. Joel Babbit Richard K. & Diane Babush Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Battle Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Shirley Blaine

Leon & Joy Borchers Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bower Martha S. Brewer Ms. Harriet Evans Brock Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Karen & Rod Bunn Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Canakaris Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Julie & Jerry Chautin Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Jean & Jerry Cooper Jonathan & Rebekah Cramer Susan & Ed Croft Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Mr. & Ms. Jay M. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Defoe Mr. Philip A. Delanty Mr. & Mrs. James Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. & Mrs. David H. Eidson Dieter Elsner George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Mr. & Mrs. Craig Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Flower Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Viki & Paul Freeman Raj & Jyoti Gandhi Family Foundation Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Mary D. Gellerstedt Sally & Walter George Caroline M Gilham

Marty & John Gillin* Spencer Godfrey Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. Carl Grafton Mrs. Louise Grant Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Lauren & Jim Grien Mr. & Mrs. George Gunderson Barbara & Jay Halpern Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Mr. & Mrs. John Hellriegel Kenneth R. Hey Mr. Michael Hertz, in honor of Doug & Lila Hertz Thomas High Sarah & Harvey Hill Mr. Ron Hilley & Mrs. Mia Frieder Hilley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Holder Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Mr. Jeff Holmes Laurie House Hopkins & John D. Hopkins Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Dr. Michael D. Horowitz Drs. Patricia & Roger J. Hudgins Dona & Bill Humphreys Mrs. James M. Hund JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Phil S. Jacobs Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Bucky & Janet Johnson Mrs. Gail Greene Johnson Robert N. Johnson, Esq. - Shareholder, Baker Donelson Law Firm Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston William L. & Sally S. Jorden

Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Ann T. Kimsey Mrs. Jo W. Koch David & Jill Krischer Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Mr. & Mrs. Van R. Lear Olivia A. M. Leon Eddie & Debbie Levin Mr. & Mrs. Bertram L. Levy Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Joanne Lincoln** Mr. Gary Madaris Kay & John T. Marshall Charles Bjorklund & Sted Mays Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Albert S. McGhee Dr. Larry V. McIntire Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Mr. & Mrs. Ed Mendel , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Merkling* Anna & Hays Mershon Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Charles & Sally Morn Ms. Susan R. Bell & Mr. Patrick M. Morris Janice & Tom Munsterman Ann A. Nable Melanie & Allan Nelkin Gary R. Noble Barbara & Sanford Orkin Mary Palmer Family Foundation The Parham Fund Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr.* Ms. Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Ms. Kathy Powell Mr. Walter Pryor

Ms. Cathleen Quigley Ms. Eliza Quigley Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & S. Neal Rhoney Jay & Arthur Richardson Susan Robinson & Mary Roemer Jan Lyons Robison Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers George and Mary Rodrigue Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Emily Scheible Dr. Andrew Muir & Dr. Bess Schoen Mrs. William A. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Martin Shapiro Nick & Annie Shreiber Helga Hazelrig Siegel Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Diana Silverman Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. K. Douglas Smith Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Mr. Morton S. Smith Ms. Martha Solano Dr. Daniel Blumenthal & Dr. Marjorie Speers Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Lou & Dick Stormont Mr. Phillip Street Kay & Alex Summers Judith & Mark K. Taylor Vogel Family Foundation Carol Brantley & David Webster Dr. Nanette K. Wenger David & Martha West Sally Stephens Westmoreland Ron & Susan Whitaker Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell F. Winch Herbert & Grace Zwerner

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2492 Fund A Friend of the Symphony Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Abes Ann & Ed Abrams Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust Ms. Victoria Afshani Kent and Diane Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allison Mr. & Mrs. David Allman Mrs. Susan A. Ambo Mr. & Mrs. Walker Anderson Mr. H. G. Anthony Mr. Eliot M. Arnovitz & Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Asher Kathy & Jack Baker Mr. Julian Bene & Dr. Amy Lederberg Susan & Jack Bertram Suzanne & Rob Boas* Mr. Merritt S. Bond Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Mr. & Dr. James W. Boswell, III Martha S. Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Butler Mr. & Mrs. Morton M. Celler Mr. John T. Champion & Ms. Penelope Malone Frank & Mary Anne Chew Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Compans Matt & Kate Cook Mr. & Mrs. Oliver W. Dallas Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. Jeffrey M. Daniel & Mr. Michael M. Arens Mr. Dennis D. Dean & Mr. Drew Brown Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Mr. & Mrs. John Dyer Ms. Diana Einterz Mr. Benjamin Erlitz

Kitty & Clayton Farnham Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Rosi Fiedotin David L. Forbes Charitable Fund Ms. Priyanka Gandhi Dr. and Mrs. John C. Garrett Ms. Linda M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Hugh Goodwin in memory of Barbara Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Gorvy Mr. Charles E. Griffin Richard & Debbie Griffiths Lisa & Glenn Grove Rand & Seth Hagen Mr. & Mrs. Jack N. Halpern Kenneth Hansen Ms. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Marc S. Heilweil Ms. Elizabeth Hendrick Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hendrix Alan & Lucy Hinman Mr. & Mrs. Clark Howell Richard & Linda Hubert Bucky & Janet Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones Mr. & Mrs. David T. Jones Lana M. Jordan James Jose & Ann Rollins Dr. Teresa M. Joyce Mr. Paul J. Kastin Mr. Mark Kelley & Ms. Becky Powhatan Mr. & Mrs. Bart Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Graham Kerr Dick & Georgia Kimball Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. Charles R. Kowal Ms. Davida Krantz & Ms. Sherry Sellars

Dan Kreisman & Cara Castellana Kreisman Mr. & Mrs. Jason M. Kroh Jet & Dennis Lacoss Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Mr. & Mrs. John L. Latham Mr. Clifford Leonard J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Leven Jun-Ching Lin Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lord Thomas & Marianne Mabry Betty J. & Ellis Malone Ms. Kimberli Mansfield Ms. Erin M. Marshall Luis Maza In memory of Pam McAllister Mr. & Mrs. John McCutcheon Ed & Linda McGinn Mr. Boyd M. McKeown Marsha & Tom McMurrain Drs. Federico & Sarah S. Milla Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Luine B. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Mimms, Jr. Mrs. Linda A. Moore Ms. & Mr. Cynthia J. Moreland Ms. Alyse Lucas Corcoran & Mr. John Long Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. Mark A. Parison & Mr. Robert D. Woodman Ms. Natalya Perullo Mary Kay & Gene Poland Barbara & Marty Pollock The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Elton Potts Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Mr. Shyam Reddy & Ms. Renee E. Dye Dr. Susan Reef

Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves National Distributing Co. Ms. Ronda P. Respess Ms. Paige Riley Barbara & Bill Robinson Carolyn L. Robison Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Schneider Drs. Lawrence & Rachel Schonberger Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Carolyn Scoular Mr. Frank Ski & Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry Craig & Rebecca Smith* Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Stapleton Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Mr. Richard H. Strader Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Beth & Edward Sugarman Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Surber Ms. Brett A. Tarver Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Tate Linda F. Terry & Claude E. Terry Carolyn C. Thorsen Dr. Russell B. Tippins & Mr. Randy New Mr. & Mrs. Gary Unell Mr. & Mrs. David J. Vanderbroek Jerel & Deborah Verner Mr. & Mrs. William D. Walker Brooke & Winston Weinmann Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Ms. Pamela White Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming Mr. Bill Wilson Mrs. Lynne M. Winship Robert & Deborah Worley Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright H. & T. Yamashita* Chuck & Pat Young Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Zgonc

Mr. Nicolas Collins D. D. Conrad Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cooke Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Mrs. David Corts, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Costello Miss Cyde Creagh Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Crews Mr. & Mrs. John L. Cromartie II Ms. Laurie Cronin Mr. Jimmy W. Crowe Mr. Thomas Dasher Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila*

Mr. & Mrs. Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Mr. Alex Day & Mrs. Ivy Shou Mr. Charles De Coquet & Ms. Maria de la Guardia Jeanne de Boer Marianne S. & Robert* DeHaan Mr. Geoff Dorflinger Betty W. Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Mr. Bryan Eberle Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas


A Friend of the Symphony Mr. & Mrs. Amos Agami Mr. Phillip Aldrich Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Anderson Ms. Tanika Antonio Mrs. Nadja Aquino & Mr. John Aquino Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banker Ms. Anne B. Barge Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Mr. Ernest W. Beals

Dorothy Toth Beasley Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Ms. Page L. Bishop Mr. Thomas Brotski Mr. Kingsley Buhl Mr. Harry Cardwell Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Mr.** & Mrs. George E. Case III Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Mr. Zachary Cogdill & Mr. Cole Ferguson Mr. Jerold Cohen Mr. Ashley B. Cole

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Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Elizabeth Etoll Dr. & Mrs Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Mr. Jack Faussemagne & Ms. Nancy Ayres Ms. Lisa Fey & Ms. Faye Sykes Dr. Mary M. Finn Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Sarah Freeman Tom & Donna Fullilove Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Dr. Thelma M. Glover Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb John E. Graham Mary C. Gramling William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Mrs. Helen C. Griffith Betty S. Guffin Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Nina Ham Betty L. Hammack & Charles Meredith M.D. Ms. Joanna Hanes-Lahr Ms. Paula Hanson-Kahn Ms. Allegra Hardy Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Mr. Ben Harvill & Dr. Michelle Cravey Mrs. Elice D. Haverty Mr. James W. Hays Ms. Susan V. Herrin Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Mrs. Ann J. Herman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Ms. Kimberly G. Hielsberg In memory of Catherine E Hoffmann James E. Honkisz* Mr. & Mrs. Duane L. Hoover John E. & Hollis H. Hudak Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Tim W. Hughes Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. Robert L. Jeffrey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Jenkins, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russ Jobson Mr. David H. Jones Ms. Karen Jones Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer* Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Kauffman Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn

Mr. Dan King & Ms. Kiern Poquette King Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay*, Jr. Sandy Linver & Bud Kornman Mr. Billy Kravtin Mr. & Mrs. John Krecker Mr. David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. William C. Land, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Ms. Katherine Larder Daniel & Terri Laufer Mr. Erik LaValle & Mr. Tom Klein Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Leigh Mr. Gerard Leonard Salli LeVan Doreen Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Allen H. Lipis Allan & Vaneesa Little Ms. Malinda C. Logan & Ms. Deirdre Bolden Sheri & Rick Long Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lublin Ms. Joye Lynn Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Dr. Jackson Marr Mr. Marcus Marr Lynda M. Martin Mr. John G. Massengale & Ms. Janet D. Gerard Mr. Donald Maynard Mrs. Mary Alyce McCullough Mr. & Mrs. John McGee Norma & Doug McNeill Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. Sally Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer Dr. Patricia Moulton John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Mr. Paul Murphy & Ms. Christina Smith David & Teresa Murray Ms. Jill Myers Dr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Nagler John C. & Agnes V. Nelson Carl & Heidi Nitchie Mr. Winton T. Noah & Mr. Hal Ainsworth Julie & Chip Oudin Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. Andreas Penninger Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer Guy D. Pfeiffer Kris Pinto Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pitts Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer Michael Podkulski Mr. & Mrs. H. Sadler Poe Mr. Paul E. Pormen

Ms. Sherrill Pritchett James E. & Sharon V. Radford Jan & Stephen Ratterree Ms. Gail U. Reed Margaret & Bob Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Riffey, Jr. Roger & Lynn Lieberman Ritvo Virginia Robinson* Mr. Jeff Roffman Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Mr. & Mrs. Daniel D. Ross Dr. & Mrs. Stanley E. Rye Mr. Joseph D. Savage, C.P.A. Ms. Virginia Schenck Mr. & Mrs. James S. Schiwal Dr. & Mrs. Stefan H. Schmieta Mr. & Mrs. David Schulze Mrs. Elizabeth A. Searcy Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Weonhee A. Shin & Sangmin Ryan Shin Mr. Khonie Shlevich Alan & Marion Shoenig Mr. Roger Simon & Ms. Mary Monsees Ms. Denise V. Simons Mr. & Mrs. Rich Singiser Jody G. & Henry C. Smith Gary E. Snyder Society, Inc. Mr. John E. Sowers Ms. Deborah Spain Merrill & Michael Stern Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Swanson Mr. Christoph Syllaba Mr. Michael A. Thomas Dede & Bob Thompson Ms. Mary Thurlow Willard & Wanda Timm TJS Deemer Dana LLP Mr. Warren van Nus Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso J. Varner Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Richard & Adele Ward Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Thomas R. Webb Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Webster Mr. Russell Wheeler Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Elliott & Susan Winton Mr. Warren Woodruff Dr. & Mrs. William Yang

Herbert & Jillian Adcock Dr. & Mrs. Joel M. Adler, D.D.S. Ms. Anastasia Agapova Mr. & Mrs. William F. Amideo Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Mark Andersen Mr. Thomas A. Anderskow Mr. & Mrs. Phill W. Anderson Walter Anderson A Friend of the Symphony Dr. Sidney & Marla Appel Dr. & Mrs. Mike Armand Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Mr. Gregory Armijo Richard Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Gregory W. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ashburn Ms. Elise Ashpole & Mr. Michael Pietryka Mr. Richard W. Augusta & Mr. Robert Giacomini Mr. & Mrs. Juan Avila Mr. Ian Bailie Betsy & David Baker Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo M. Balboni Joanne Balen Brian & Roberta Barber Dr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. John J. Barone* Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Barria Mr. & Mrs. C. Keith Barringer Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Everette Bass Denise & Lexi Smith Dr. & Ms. Bruce Beeber Wyndolyn C. Bell, M.D. Guy Benian Mr. & Mrs. Louis Benton Mr. William Benton Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mrs. Lee Birdsong Mr. & Mrs. Reis Birdwhistell Ms. Kristin A. Birkness Rita Bissell Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Blase Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block Martha Jane Jones Ms. Jackalie Blue Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Bonapfel Ms. Susan V. Booth & Mr. Max Leventhal Mrs. Joy Borra Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr., $200+ Family Foundation Mr Tom Abrams & Ms. Elaine Bourdeaux Mr Britt Wood Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Judge & Mrs. Gregory A. Adams Mr. William Boyd Nancy J. Adams Mr. Jackson P. Braddy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Adams Dr. Curtis D. Bradford Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adamson Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Bras | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 47

Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg Ms. Kathy M. Brister Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks James Bross Mr. Michael Brown Angel Brown & John Tully Mr. & Mrs. Max H. Brown Thomas & Lucy Browning Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Bruni Ms. Frances B. Brunt Malcolm A. Bryan Mr. Charles Budd & Dr. Charlene Budd Ms. Carol F. Burgess Ms. Deborah G. Burke Gladys & Robert Butler Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Nkomo Butts Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Mr. & Mrs. John F. Cahill Mrs. Kelly E. Campobasso Ms. Anne R. Carley Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Ms. Jane Chance Don & Bev Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Chen Ms. Sarah K. Chester & Mr. Jeff Chester Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Ms. Mary P. Clark Mr. Robert Clark Peggy & Tony Clarke Dr. J. Richard Clarke Ms. Melodie H. Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cobb Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cochran, Jr. Liz & Charlie Cohn* Malcolm & Ann Cole Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cole Mr. David Collins Mr. Charles Cook Dr. & Mrs. Max Cooper Barbara Copeland & Bill Robertson Dr. & Mrs. Bryan C. Crafts Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Billy & Kay Crouch, K&J Title Works Gray & Marge Crouse Mrs. & Mr. Ira Curry Mr. Daniel Dammann & Dr. Michael Zinsmeister Mr. Mark Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Mrs. Agnes D. DeBra Mr. Edward Decker Ms. Arlene DeMita Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dishongh Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Dorazewski

Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Alton & Antoinette Earle Mary Frances Early Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Holman Edmond, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry N. Elliott Dr. David Epstein & Ms. Stacey Hader Epstein Mr. & Mrs. John A. Ernst Ms. Jane E. Fahey Martha & Mark Fair Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass Ed & Judy Feldstein Ms. Janice Folsom Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Marla Franks Judy Franz Mr. Jason Freeman Homer S. French, Jr. Jim & Nan French Nola Frink Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Frolik Mr. & Ms. John Fuchko Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fuller Ms. Gwen Gable Mrs. Anda Gadidov Ms. Patricia Garcia Dr. Robert Gardere Mrs. & Mr. Nikki Gartland Mr. William J. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. Matt Gaudet Mr. Herbert Gelbwachs Ms. Marion Gendell Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Ron D. George, State Farm Agent Mr. & Mrs. Dale C. Gerhardt Mr. & Mrs. Lendon D. Gibbs Edward & Virginia Gignoux Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Dr. Ulric Gilkes & Dr. Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes David M. Gittelman Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Glickman Pam & Robert Glustrom David J. Goldsmith Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Dr. Richard B. Goodjoin & Mr. Kelvin Davis Ms. Lottie B. Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Scott Gordon Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb Mr. Kenneth L. Gould Mr. & Mrs. James N. Grace Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr. Mr. William L. Green & Ms. Antoinette J. Earley Robert Greenblatt Ben & Lynda Greer Dr. Gene Griessman June Griffeth Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann Dr. Marilla B. Guptil

Dr. John & Victoria Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. John Hackett Mr. Jason J. Hakerem Mr. & Mrs. James V. Hale* Ms. Sally Hale Ms. Anne Hammond Mr. & Mrs. Donald Handell Mr. Erich Hantsch Jim Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Willie Harper Mr. & Mrs. Kent Harrington Helen & Edward M. Hatch Mr. James Hatcher Tammy Hawk Robert J. Head Mary M. Hendrix Rebecca J. Henry Mr. & Mrs. Morris M. Herzberg, Jr. Greg L. & Mary Grace Heston Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hicks Walter Hill, MD Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Larry & Sue Hochberg Mr. & Mrs. Karl Hoenes Ms. Valerie S. Hollmeyer Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Ms. Douglas Horton Earl Hough Ms. Ruth Hough Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. & Ms. Kyle Howell Ms. Susan Hoy & Mr. Michael Tsurutis Mr. Harold Hudson Mrs. Celia Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Hundt Mr. Yoichi Ichimura Mr. & Mrs. R. William Ide, III Mr. & Ms. Philip J. Ihrig Mr. & Mrs. Mac Irvin Chris & Beth Irwin Mr. Ivaylo Ivanov Mr. & Mrs. Bailey Izard Dr. Thomas Janter & Legrand Maness Jr. Mrs. Vivian L. Jarman Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Ms. Betty G. Jeter Ms. Vanessa Jimison Mr. James Johns Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Livingstone Johnson Ms. Melissa Johnson Mr. Melvin Johnson Weyman T. Johnson, Jr. & Allison Forkner Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnston Ms. Tracy L. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Milton H. Jones, Jr.

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Mr. W. Seaborn Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Juliano Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Jurado Ms. Anita Kamenz Richard Kaplan & Sharon Neulinger Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Sidney I. Katz Mr. & Mrs. Fabian M. Kausche Ms. Georgia Keene Margaret Kelso Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Dr. Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Sean Knowles Mr. & Mrs. Robert Koch Mr. & Mrs. Ryland Koets Dr. & Mrs. Ron Koger Susan & John Kokoszka Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Krause Mr. J. Mark Kuehnert & Mr. Kevin Foltz Mr. & Mrs. Leonard J. Kujawa Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Labovitz Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ladutko Mr. Peter B. LaHatte Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Mr. Robert Lamy Ms. Olivia L. Lane Mr. & Mrs. Ron Lanning Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lavietes Ms. Rhonda Lee & Mr. Claxton Underwood, Jr. Mr. Larry M. LeMaster Mr. Bradley Leshnower Dr. & Mrs. Raphael S. Levine Mr. Robert E. Levine Mr. Franklin D. Lewis, Jr. & Ms. Cam Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. Richard Lightcap, III Mr. & Mrs. Fred P. Lindquist Ms. Mary C. Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lipman Barbara Lipp Mr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Lipp Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Arietha Lockhart Mr. David Lopata Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Mr. John Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Ms. Eunice Luke Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Lusby III Ms. Ellen B. Macht Dr. Noble Maleque Frederick Mann Mr. & Mrs. William A. Markle

Mr. Daniel Marks & Ms. Keri N. Powell Ms. Beatrice J. Martin Mr. Jeffrey Martin Karen & Ace Martin Mr. Scott E. Marynak Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Arthur B. Mathews Mr. Gerald May Kevin & Sara McClain Sally & Allen McDaniel Sarah & David McKenney Mr. & Mrs. John C. McKibben Ms. JoAnn McLean Mr. & Mrs. A. C. McQuaide, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Mr. Gary Meekins Jean & David Meriwether, Jr Ms. Gin Miller David & Kara Miller Ms. Ruthie Miltenberger Elyse & Ezra Mintz Jeffrey & Esta Mitchell Molavi Law PC Mr. Ethan Molitch-Hou Matt, Travis, & Bebe Molnar Mr & Mrs Robert Montague Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Mr. Gene Moorhead Mr. William Morgan Ms. Alanna Morris Ms. Cynthia A. Morris Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Morris Tim & Kate Morris Mr. Anthony D. Moyers & Mr. John Weiser Mr. & Mrs. John Murnane Mr. Daniel P. Murphy Wayne & Nancy Musselwhite Dr. Albert A. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glen L. Nadel Mr. William Necel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Needs James Neilson David Neises Ms. Chris Niblett Mr. & Ms. Louis G. Norvell Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nowicki Stephan & Susan Nussrallah Godfrey & Mary Ann Oakley Ms. Karla P. Olterman Ms. Kelly Organ Mr. Richard Ormand Mr. & Mrs. Wilson D. Oswald Debby & Bob Overstreet Mr. John C. Owens Mr. & Mrs. James Pack Dr. & Mrs. Roger Pajari Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Mr. & Mrs. H. Philip Paradice, Jr. Dr. Richard D. Parry

Mr. Thomas Patton & Dr. Jenelle E. Foote Ms. Grace Paul Timothy J & Meg Z Peaden Charitable Fund Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pennington Ms. Bobbi Perlstein & Ms. Betty Abion Ms. Cynthia B. Perry Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan K. Peterson Mr. John Petrou Mr. Andrew S. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Phillips Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Mr. Holger Plath & Mrs. Gayle Oliver Ms. Kaitlyn Poindexter Mr. & Mrs. Fred Pointer Ms. Helene Popowski Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey M. Posner Mr. Timothy Potts Mr. Christopher Prangley Mr. Harry H. Pritchett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Proctor Ms. Lavanya Ramanujan & Mr. Ranjee Gangadhar Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Ramsay Dr. Tom S. Redmon & Dr. Esther S. Powers Judy & Buddy Reed Mr. & Mrs. Vic Reinhold Ms. Paula Reith Professor Maria Rey-Marston & Dr. Lee Marston Ms. Kristin S. Rinne Mr. & Mrs. Jay Rising Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Stephanie Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Karen Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Rollins Mr. Harold Rootes Dan & Carolyn Roper Ms. Shannon Rose Theodore J. Rosen Ms. Jane Royall & Mr. John Lantz Mr. Paul Ryan Mr. & Ms. Charles Sampson Mr. Milton J. Sams Mr. William Sandidge & Ms. Nancy Koughan Dr. & Mrs. David Satcher Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Sharon & David Schachter Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Schneidewind, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Schwager Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Schwartz

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Schwarzer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Scovil Ms. Adele M. Sellars Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Server Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Setzer Mr. Marcus Shannon Ms. Fawn M. Shelton Dr. Steven L. Shore Mr. & Mrs. G. P. Shoultz, III Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Alida & Stuart Silverman Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Mr. Patrick Skaggs Mr. C Todd Skitch & Mr. Timothy Carver Dr. Annie Rene Slaughter Bill & Susan Small Mr. & Mrs. David Smith Ms. Ellen Smith Colonel Frederic H. Smith, III Mr. & Mrs. Bronson Smith Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Mr. & Mrs. William J. Smith Mr. Nicholas Solis & Ms. Carma Graham Mr. Andrew Sovich Robert Spano Dr. Herb & Cantor Jill Spasser Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Peter Staecker Mrs. Barbara M. Stafford Mr. Douglas E. Stalnaker Mr. & Mrs. Aaron C. Stambler James & Shari Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Mr. Stuart Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Stevens Ms. Phoebe Stevenson Hal & Jill Stokes Esther & Jim Stokes Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Strahan Joan & Cole Stratton* Mr. & Mrs. A. Pinckney Straughn Mrs. Anna J. Straughn Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Mr. Frederick Stuart Dr. & Mrs. Ramon A. Suarez Dr. Louis W. & E. Ginger Sullivan Mrs. Suzanne H. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Swain Mr. Mike Sweeney & Ms. Monique Reller Mr. & Mrs. James Sykes Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Ms. Elaine M. Tarkenton Robert J. Taylor IV Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Thompson Christopher Thurman & Logan Nelson

C. Barry & Louisa Titus Roger & Brenda Torri Mr. Jermaine Trott Duane P. Truex, III Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Mr. Ronald M. Turbayne & Ms. Charlotte S. Lee Dr. Brenda G. Turner Donald Turner Orthopedic & Fracture Center Ms. Mary A. Valdecanas Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Vandervort Amy & Robert Vassey Ms. Emasue Vereen Mrs. & Mr. Linda P. Vinal Frank Vinicor, M.D. Mr. & Mr. Larry B. Vogler, M.D. Fritz Von Ammon Linda A Walker Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Wallingford Mr. William Walsh Mrs. Ann K. Walter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Walthour Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Watson Jordan Wesley Ms. Barbara Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Whitaker Ms. Gayle C. White & Ms. Margaret W. Evans Mr. James E. Whittington Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wiegand Mr. & Mrs. Ormond Wilkie Ms. Anne E. Williams Mrs. Katherine W. Williams Reverend & Mrs. Williamson Betty Williford Mr. & Mrs. Randolph G. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Jack Winchester Mr. Joel Wine & Ms. Felice H. Seligmann Mrs. Leah Wolf & Ms. Yaarit Silverstone Dr. & Mrs. R. Craig Woodward Mrs. Mary S. Wright Bright & Robert U. Wright Ms. Ellen Wujcik Harold & Jane Wyatt Mr. Gie Yu Dale & Ellen Zeigler Hongqiao Zhang & Nick Valentino Dr. & Mrs. Seth Zimmer

For more information about giving to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund, please contact William Keene at 404.733.4839 or William.Keene@

*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49


Jill** & Jennings** Hertz Mr. Albert L. Hibbard Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Planned Giving Society Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Named for the Atlanta Symphony Mr.** & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Orchestra’s founding Music Director, Jim** & Barbara Hund the HENRY SOPKIN CIRCLE celebrates Clayton F. Jackson cherished individuals and families who Mary B. James have made a planned gift to the Atlanta Mr. Calvert Johnson & Symphony Orchestra. These special Mr. Kenneth Dutter donors preserve the Orchestra’s deForest F. Jurkiewicz** foundation and ensure success Herb** & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & for future generations. Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen** Kitchell A Friend of the Mr. & Mrs. William R. Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Symphony (21) Cummickel Miss Florence Kopleff** Madeline & Howell E. John R. Donnell Mr. Robert Lamy Adams, Jr. Dixon W. Driggs** Mr.** & Mrs. Pamela Johnson Drummond James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier John E. Aderhold Mrs. Kathryn E. Duggleby Mr. & Mrs. Catherine Warren Dukehart Lucy Russell Lee** & Gary Lee, Jr. Ronald R. Antinori Ms. Diane Durgin Ione & John Lee Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Mr. Larry M. LeMaster Mr. Charles D. Belcher** Francine D. Dykes Mr.** & Mrs.** Neil H. Berman Arnold & Sylvia Eaves William C. Lester Susan & Jack Bertram Mr. & Mrs. Liz & Jay** Levine Mr.** & Mrs.** Robert G. Edge Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Karl A. Bevins Elizabeth Etoll Carroll & Ruth Liller The Estate of Donald S. & Mr. Doyle Faler Ms. Joanne Lincoln** Joyce Bickers Brien P. Faucett Jane Little** Mr.** & Mrs. Sol Blaine Dr. Emile T. Fisher Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Rita & Herschel Bloom Moniqua N Fladger The Estate of Mrs. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Flower Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder Gilbert H. Boggs, Jr. K Maier A. D. Frazier, Jr. W. Moses Bond John W. Markham Nola Frink Mr.** & Mrs. Mrs. Ann B. Martin Betty & Drew** Fuller Robert C. Boozer Linda & John Matthews Sally & Carl Gable Elinor A. Breman** Mr. Michael A. William & Carolyn Gaik James C. Buggs** McDowell, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. Mr. & Mrs.** Dr. Michael S. McGarry L.L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Richard H. Burgin Richard & Shirley McGinnis Ruth Gershon & Hugh W. Burke John & Clodagh Miller Sandy Cohn Mr. & Mrs. William Buss Ms. Vera Milner Micheline & Bob Gerson Wilber W. Caldwell Mrs. Gene Morse** Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Ms. Janice Murphy** Mrs. David Goldwasser Calhoun Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Mr. & Mrs. Cynthia & Donald Carson Stephen L. Naman Billie & Sig Guthman Mrs. Jane Celler** Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Betty G.** & Lenore Cicchese** Mrs. Amy W. Norman** Joseph** F. Haas Margie & Pierce Cline Galen Oelkers James & Virginia Hale Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Roger B. Orloff Ms. Alice Ann Hamilton Clinkscales, Jr. Dr. Bernard** & Dr. Charles H. Hamilton Robert Boston Colgin Sandra Palay Sally & Paul** Hawkins Mrs. Mary Frances Sally & Pete Parsonsons John & Martha Head Evans Comstock** Dan R. Payne Ms. Jeannie Hearn** Miriam** & John A.** Barbara & John Henigbaum Bill Perkins Conant **Deceased

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Mrs. Lela May Perry** Mr.** & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Ms. Judy L. Reed** Carl J. Reith** Mr. Philip A. Rhodes Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Helen & John Rieser Dr. Shirley E. Rivers** David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mr.** & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser Bill & Rachel Schultz Mrs. Joan C. Schweitzer June & John Scott Edward G. Scruggs** Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. W. G. Shaefer, Jr. Charles H. Siegel** Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Ms. Margo Sommers Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Mr. Daniel D. Stanley Gail & Loren Starr Peter James Stelling Ms. Barbara Stewart C. Mack** & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret** & Randolph** Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Mr. Steven R. Tunnell Mr. & Mrs. John B. Uttenhove Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace Mr. Robert Wardle, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair & Dick White Mr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil** Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mrs. Elin M. Winn Ms. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.** & Mrs.** Charles R. Yates

Over the past two seasons, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has joyfully celebrated the lasting legacies of two great composers, Beethoven and Bernstein. Beethoven, one of the most iconic figures in classical music and Bernstein, an icon for classical music in America. You too can create a musical legacy and strengthen the future of classical music in our community by including a planned gift to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as part of your estate plan. Whether through a bequest, beneficiary designation or trust distibution, making a planned gift is an easy and valuable way to support the music you love.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, under the Woodruff Arts Center, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID: 58-0633971

To learn more about creating your ASO legacy, please contact Elizabeth Arnett, Director of Development at 404.733.5048 or Elizabeth.Arnett@

ASO TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPORT We are grateful for donors who have given in support of the Talent Development Program over the last five years. Their collective generosity allows the ASO to serve young musicians of color by removing barriers to career opportunities in classical music through rigorous instruction and mentoring. We thank each of you for your contributions to our current Fellows and alumni, and for your dedication to changing the face of classical music in America. Special thanks to the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company and The Goizueta Foundation for their early and generous support of the Talent Development Program. $50,000+ AT&T George M. Brown Trust Fund Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo $25,000+ A Friend of the Symphony Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs The Coca-Cola Company Kaiser Permanente National Endowment for the Arts Ms. Ellen Rudolph Turner Joan N. Whitcomb $10,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (2) The Arnold Foundation, Inc. Neale M. Bearden** The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Fulton County Arts & Culture Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Mr. Leonard James

The Monasse Family Foundation $5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio, MD The Hearst Foundation George H. Lanier The Links, Inc. — Azalea City Chapter Victoria & Howard Palefsky The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Jay and Arthur Richardson $1,000+ A Friend of the Symphony May P. & Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust Mrs. Nancy Cooke Mr. Lorenzo Crosby David L. Forbes Charitable Fund Drs. John & Gloria S. Gaston Azira G. Hill Mr. Ron Hilley & Mrs. Mia Frieder Hilley Ms. Nicola Johnson Reverend & Mrs. Willie L. Langley Mr. Ralph Levy Joanne Lincoln** The Estate of Boyd M. McKeown John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Joanne R. Nurss The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Susan Perdew

Margaret H. Petersen Elise T. Phillips Jan Lyons Robison Ms. Cari K. Dawson & Mr. John M. Sparrow Annie-York Trujillo Kathy Waller & Kenneth Goggins Sally Stephens Westmoreland World Financial Group $500+ Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Ahanu Banerjee Elaine & Erroll Davis Mr. Geoff Dorflinger William C. Eisenhauer Dr. Annie J. Gavin Dr. Thelma M. Glover Mary C. Gramling Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Hunter Ms. Kathleen Irwin Ms. Malinda C. Logan John & Linda Matthews Mr. Steven McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Mr. Robert E. Peterson Kris Pinto Margaret & Bob Reiser Dr. & Mrs. Lee R. Shelton Ms. Fawn M. Shelton Mr. & Mrs. Rich Singiser Gary E. Snyder The Society, Inc.— Greater Atlanta Chapter Edward & Jean Stroetz Mr. Italo Tancredi & Mrs. Maria Vera-Tancredi Ms. Mary Thurlow TJS Deemer Dana LLP Hubter H. Whitlow, Jr.

$250+ A Friend of the Symphony Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Dr. Dwight D. Andrews & Dr. Desiree S. Pedescleaux Lisa & Joe Bankoff Ms. Emma Jean Bell Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Ms. Carol F. Burgess Connie & Merrell Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Ronald T. Coleman Mr. & Mrs.** Bradley Currey, Jr. Julia & Michael Dulan Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Mary Frances Early Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Jim & Nan French Dr. Walter J. Hill & Mrs. Beatrice P. Hill** Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Josephine Reed-Taylor LeeAnne Richardson & James Diedrick Michael & Lovette Russell Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Joyce & Henry Schwob Dr. La Tanya & Mr. Earl R. Sharpe Ms. Chelsea Sharpe Dr. Louis & E. Ginger Sullivan Ms. Allyson A. Till & Mr. Earl Robles

Dr. Brenda G. Turner McDonald & Jamye Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Wise Dr. Charleise T. Young $100+ A Friend of the Symphony (5) Mr. William W. Allison Renee Alli Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Anderson Dr. Beryle I. Baker Ms. Elaine B. Battles Jack & Helga Beam Ms. Bonnie L. Beard Dorothy Toth Beasley Mr. & Mrs. George Boedeker Johnnie Booker Mr. Boon C. Boonyapat & Mr. Eugene C. Bales, Jr. Mr. Eric Brown B. Diddy Brown & Moore Financial Services, LLC Karen & Rod Bunn Ms. Elaine Call Mr. William Camp Dr. Marva Carter Herbert & Darlene Charles The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Rita & Ralph Connell Dr. & Mrs. Samuel D. Cook Steven L. Crow Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Linda Custard

*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased

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Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Dent Mr. & Mrs. Rogers English Ms. Sadie Fairley Ms. Lisa Fey & Ms. Faye Sykes Mr. Robert Fleming Sally & Carl Gable Mr. & Mrs. Scott Gordon Ellen M. Gramling Laura Gramling Mr. & Ms. Woodrow B. Grant Shirley Ann DuhartGreen & Henry Green June Griffeth Daryll & Mike Griffin Rawn & Sheila Hairston Carol & Thomas J. Hanner Virginia W. Harris John & Martha Head Edward Howard Mrs. James M. Hund Ms. Laura M. Hunter Mary & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas Johnson Ms. Jaclyn Kottman Mr. & Mrs. William Lamar, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth Lester Mr. & Mrs. Bob A. London Dr. Kaneta R. Lott Ms. & Mr. Connie L. Malko Rubye D. McClendon Dr. Melody T. McCloud Penelope & Raymond McPhee Drs. Price & Jacqueline Michael Ms. Molly Minnear Mr. Yamba-Yamba Mitanga & Ms. Herrad Welp Mrs. Elena C. Mola Mr. Gene Moorhead Miriam Saxton Neal Ms. Lucile W. Neely & Family Lynn & Galen Oelkers Osborn Family Foundation Dr. Zelma A. Payne

Toni Paz John & Monica Pearson Mr. Stuart A. Peebles Pi Alpha Omega Chapter Ms. Lavanya Ramanujan & Mr. Ranjee Gangadhar Dr. Fulton Lewis III & Mr. Neal Rhoney Ms. Felicia Rives Ms. Shannon Rose Bob & Mary Martha Scarr Beverly & Milton Shlapak Ms. Shirley Y. Simmons Mr. Josh Simon Dr. Herbert Singleton & Dr. Camara Jones Dr. Teressa Staten & Mr. Jason Staten Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Mrs. Diana R. Strommen Ms. Anne M. Sturtevant & Mr. Jerome Lee Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Sullivan Judith & Mark K. Taylor Sandy & Tom Teepen Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Ms. Yashana E. Thomas Joyce Tillman Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Ms. Mary A. Valdecanas Juliana Todorova Vincenzino Mrs. Patricia Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick C. Wallace Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Susan & Thomas Wardell Mrs. Karen E. Webster Parks & Mr. Kenneth D. Parks Rev. James & Elizabeth Wells Jordan Wesley Mr. Barry N. West Mr. Mack Wilbourne Mrs. Sue S. Williams Ms. Donna Williams Ms. Barbara Williams Mr. Cliff Wilson Drs. Blenda J. Wilson & Louis Fair, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Wright Mr. J.D. Wright Ellen & John Yates Below $100 A Friend of the Symphony (3) Ms. Connie Alfred Fritz Von Ammon Mr. Antoine H. Ayoub Mr. Samiran Banerjee & Ms. Nina Gross Ms. Sheila Bell & Mr. Dallas Turner Ms. Marsha Blair Ms. Eola A. Buchanan Mr. W. Imara Canady Ms. Constance Chapman Ms. Joyce V. Cohen Mr. Herbert Cohen Mrs. & Mrs. Brenda Cole, Jr. Mr. Harvey J. Coleman & Ms. Peggy Gregg Mrs. Lyn Coltman Mr. John W. Cook Barbara Goorevitch Cook Ms. Laura Cox Mrs. Fredrica C. Cox & Mrs. Nicolia C. Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Dautch Mr. & Mrs. James L. De Young Ms. Joanne Depp Ms. Imani Duhe Mr. & Mrs. Paul Duhe, II Mr. Gabriel English Mr. Wilfred Farquharson Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy L. Frazier Betty Sands Fuller Carole E Galanty Mr. Lovrick Gary Ms. Deronda Goar Mr. Pedro Gonzalez Mr. & Ms. John Goodlett Mr. Charles B. Gramling IV Mrs. Suzanne Green & Mr. Henry C. Davis Jaki Griffin

William Grimes Mrs. Samuel W. Gulley Mr. & Mrs. William V. Guy Dr. Rosa Hadley Mrs. Wendolyn M. Harding Ms. Deborah Hargrove Mrs. Nancy Harper Ms. Eucene H. Hazell Ms. Laura Heyward Mayor Patsy Jo Hilliard Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Holly Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Hopper Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Hoyt Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Itzie Joyce E. Jelks Ms. Rhesa Jenkins Ms. Patricia Jeter Tiffany I. M. Jones Gail Jones Ms. Elizabeth Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lacour Lucy R.** & Gary Lee, Jr. Ms. Kate A. Lee Andrew & Xochitl Leeper Ms. Ellen C. Logan Ms. Suzy Lubel Mrs. Carol MacGregor Ms. & Ms. Valerie Manson Ms. Janie Mardis Mr. & Mrs. Richard Martz Mrs. Sonja R. Mason Gabrielle A. Mason Mr. Fabian Maybituin Kevin & Alfreda Mayes Mr. Timothy McIntyre Mrs. Sylvia McRae Larry Menter Mrs. Lois A. Miller Joyce W. Montgomery Ms. Randee Nagler Ms. Carolyn Nee Carl & Heidi Nitchie Dr. & Mrs. Donald Ogletree, M.D. Dr. Clara N. Okoka

Mrs. Emelda Oliver & Mr. James Oliver Ms. Gladys A. Parada Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Lucy Pennington Mr. & Dr. Sam R. Perry Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Polk The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Ms. Daphney Predvil Mr. Wilmer Puerta Chen Qu Mrs. Linda S. Rector Ms. Shirley Reeves Ms. Ronda P. Respess Ms. Gwyn Riddick Eleanor C. Robinson Ms. Jacqueline T. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Ron Rueve Mrs. William A. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. & Mrs. Ward Scranage, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Setzer Hamilton & Mason Smith Martha Snowden Beth & Edward Sugarman Ms. Alane Sullivan Maria Tagliarino Mr. Daniel Tancredi Mr. Ernest Tate Mr. Stanford Thompson Willie & Adrienne Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Turpin Ms. Amanda Udis-Kessler Jan Verrinder Dr. Horace P. Webb & Ms. Susan Bowker Webb K. L. Wescott Ms. Samantha P. Williams Mary Lou Wolff** Mrs. Ethel Wynn

**Deceased | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 53

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.



$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr. Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation Ms. Lynn Eden Forward Arts Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Sarah and Jim Kennedy SunTrust Teammates SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust The Zeist Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

PwC, Partners & Employees

$300,000+ EY, Partners & Employees King & Spalding, Partners & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. The Rich Foundation

The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ Invesco Ltd. Victoria and Howard Palefsky Pussycat Foundation

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Turner

Contributions Made: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors *Deceased | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 55


The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions of $15,000 or more enterprise-wide.

Contributions Made: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | * Deceased

$200,000+ The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Beth and Tommy Holder Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation

$150,000+ Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Alston & Bird Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund George M. Brown Trust Fund Georgia Natural Gas PNC Garnet and Dan Reardon Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Susan and Tom Wardell Wells Fargo

$100,000+ 1180 Peachtree Lauren Amos The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Barbara and Steve Chaddick Ann and Tom Cousins Crawford & Company First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Georgia-Pacific Nena C. Griffith John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend Merrill Lynch National Endowment for the Arts Neiman Marcus Beth and David Park Revlon, Inc. Mr. Jim Richman Judith and Mark Taylor WestRock Company The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$75,000+ Susan and Richard Anderson Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Melinda and Brian Corbett Equifax Inc. Fulton County Board of Commissioners Google Mr. Kenneth Haines The Imlay Foundation Legendary Events Mr. and Mrs. Al Longman Massey Charitable Trust Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Novelis, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities

Margaret and Bob Reiser The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Sara and Paul Steinfeld Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. Les Stumpff and Ms. Sandy Moon Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Dr. Stephen Wells and Mr. Wil Hackman Rod Westmoreland


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center ABM The Allstate Foundation Arby’s Foundation Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlanta Marriott Marquis Farideh and Al Azadi The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Anna and Ed Bastian BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bert Jane and Dameron Black Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Stephanie Blank-Jomaky BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Boston Consulting Group Lee Ann and Terry Broscher Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl/The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Colliers International Cousins Properties Ann and Jeff Cramer Erica and David Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Tye G. Darland Marcia and John Donnell Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Abby and Matt Echols Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Eden Ms. Angela L. Evans Ellen and Howard Feinsand Flavors Magazine Betty Sands Fuller Peggy Foreman Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Doris and Matthew Geller

A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aaron Aarati and Peter Alexander AT&T Bloomberg Philanthropies Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carlos Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Sherri and Jesse Crawford DS Services Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Eversheds, Partners & Employees Katie and Reade Fahs Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta The Fraser-Parker Foundation Mr. Martin Gatins General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company Sara Goza The Graves Foundation The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC/David Zalik, CEO & Chairman/Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Company The Howell Fund, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. JLL Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. Joel S. Knox and Ms. Joan Marmo Ms. Nina Lesavoy The MAGNUM Companies Morris Manning & Martin LLP The Naserian Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit/ Bert and Cathy Clark Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant The Primerica Foundation R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Regions Bank


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Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc. Georgia Council for the Arts Shearon and Taylor Glover GMT Capital Corporation Goldman Sachs Carolyn and David Gould Nancy and Holcombe Green Susan and James B. Hannan The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Nancy and Charles Harrison Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt IHG Jane and Clayton Jackson The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Andrea and Boland Jones Anne and Mark Kaiser John C. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump Hank Linginfelter Livingston Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher MAP Fund The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation MaxMedia Margot and Danny McCaul Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel McKenney’s Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan MetLife The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Mrs. Nancy Montgomery Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Moore Stephens Tiller Mr. and Mrs. James H. Morgens Moxie Ms. Janice Murphy* NCR Foundation Nelson Mullins Northern Trust Northside Hospital O. Wayne Rollins Foundation Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oxford Industries Martha M. Pentecost Susan and David Peterson Porsche Cars North America Alessandra and Elton Potts Printpack Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Rogers

$25,000 + CONTINUED The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Saks Fifth Avenue The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Joyce and Henry Schwob Bijal Shah and Doug Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Skanska Smith & Howard, PC Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwire Company Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Tents Unlimited Troutman Sanders U.S. Trust United Distributors, Inc. Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Kathy N. Waller Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Brad L. Watkins Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Elizabeth and Chris Willett Mrs. Sue S. Williams Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Jan and Greg Winchester Ellen and John Yates

$15,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking Kristie and Charles Abney Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mr. and Mrs. John M. Allan Allied Universal Altria Client Services, Inc. American Express Mr. James L. Anderson Yum and Ross Arnold Wendy and Neal Aronson Ms. Evelyn Ashley and Mr. Alan McKeon Juanita and Gregory Baranco Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Best III Nancy and Phil Binkow Laura and Stan Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Mrs. Stephanie Blomeyer Rita and Herschel Bloom Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell The Breman Foundation, Inc.

Ron and Lisa Brill Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Charities Group Companies Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. Center Family Foundation The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Choate Construction Chubb CIBC Private Wealth Management Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Steve Collins Costco Wholesale Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. DeHart Dennis Dean Catering Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Dewberry Capital Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dixon Suzanne and Randal Donaldson Margaret and Scott Dozier DPR Construction Diane Durgin Eagle Rock Distributing Company Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Edmond Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ely-Kelso Fifth Third Bank Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund Marsha and Richard Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Jeannette Guarner, MD and Carlos del Rio, MD Jason and Carey Guggenheim/ Boston Consulting Group Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Joe Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harbin Bonnie and Jay Harris Mr. and Mrs. Greg Henry Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani

Mr. and Mrs. E. Neville Isdell Phil and Jenny Jacobs D. Kirk and Kimberlee Jamieson Liza and Brad Jancik Lou Brown Jewell John and Mary Franklin Foundation Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Sam Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan JP Morgan Private Bank Mr. James F. Kelley and Ms. Anne H. Morgan Philip I. Kent Kero-Jet Kimberly-Clark Malinda and David Krantz Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird Dr. and Mrs. Scott I. Lampert James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Renee and Alan D. Levow Barbara W. and Bertram L. Levy Mr. Sukai Liu and Dr. Ginger J. Chen Ms. Jackie Lunan Lyft Macy’s Meghan and Clarke Magruder Dr. and Mrs. Steven Marcet Larry and Lisa Mark Ms. Barbara L. Matlock Mr. Kenneth H. and Dr. Carolyn C. Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills Morgan Stanley - Private Wealth Management Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Ms. Maripat Newington Noble Investment Group North Highland Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Vicki and John Palmer Karen and Richard Parker Perkins+Will Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont National Family Foundation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Mr. Marc Pollack and Mrs. Robin Pollack Ponce City Market Porter Novelli Public Relations Portman Holdings Sandra and Larry Prince PulteGroup, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Redline Property Partners, LP Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Reisinger The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rodbell Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum Dr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Rubenstein Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Mr. and Mrs. Derek Schiller Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott Seefried Industrial Properties ServiceNow Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharbaugh Dean DuBose and Bronson Smith Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Charlita Stephens-Walker and Delores Stephens Edward Stephenson and Mo Akbar Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Synovus Mr. Hugh M. Tarbutton , Jr. Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Total Wine & More The Trillist Companies, Inc. & Yoo on the Park UBS Financial Services Inc. John and Ray Uttenhove Mr. and Mrs. K. Morgan Varner III Vine Vault Mr. and Mrs. William F. Voyles Kim and Reggie Walker Weber Shandwick Dr. James Wells and Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Sue and John Wieland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Willis Towers Watson Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Adair and Dick White Worldpay US, Inc. Paul Wrights WXIA-TV, 11Alive J. Comer Yates Mary and Bob Yellowlees Amy and Todd Zeldin | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 57

ASO | TICKET INFO CAN’T ATTEND A CONCERT? You may exchange your tickets by 4pm the day prior to the performance. Tickets may also be donated by calling 404.733.5000.

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open Tue - Sat: noon – 6pm; Sun: noon – 5pm. Please note: No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs are subject to change.

SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000. Tue - Sat: noon – 6pm; Sun: noon – 5pm. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis. All single-ticket sales are final.

GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more save up to 15 percent on most ASO concerts, subject to ticket availability. Call 404.733.4848.

WWW.ATLANTASYMPHONY.ORG Order anytime, any day! Service charge applies. Allow two to three weeks for delivery. For orders received less than two weeks before the concert, tickets will be held at the box office.

GIFT CERTIFICATES Available in any amount for any series, through the box office. Call 404.733.5000. DONATE Tickets sales only cover a fraction of our costs. Please consider a donation to your ASO. Call 404.733.5263 or visit

ASO | GENERAL INFO LATE SEATING Patrons arriving later are seated at the discretion of house management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Late arrivers may be initially seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE All programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are accessible to people with disabilities. Please call the box office to make advance arrangements: 404.733.5000. SYMPHONY STORE The Symphony Store is open before, during and after most concerts. THE ROBERT SHAW ROOM The ASO invites donors who contribute at least $2,500 annually to become members of this private dining room to enjoy cocktails and dinner on concert evenings — private rentals are also available. Call 404.733.4839.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Concert Hotline (Recorded info)


Symphony Hall Box Office


Ticket Donations/Exchanges


Subscription Information/ Sales


Group Sales


Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4855 (Volunteers) Educational Programs


Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra


Lost and Found


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Donations & Development


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MAR 7/9




P I A N O C O N C E RT O N O . 1

" T R I P L E " C O N C E RT O MAR 28/29

MAR 21/23



Classical season presented by


DANIEL HOPE | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 59

ASO | STAFF EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament executive director

Stephanie Smith executive assistant

Alvinetta CookseyWyche executive services office assistant

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Susan Ambo chief financial officer

Kim Hielsberg senior director of financial planning



V.S. Jones symphony store

Shannon McCown


Elizabeth Daniell Adam Fenton


senior director

director of multimedia

senior director of

Lisa Eng



multimedia creative

Caitlin Hutchinson



marketing coordinator

Christine Lawrence

Natcha McLeod

box office manager

director of marketing

publications director

Clay Schell

Bob Scarr



Christopher McLaughlin


William Keene manager of individual giving

Gillian Kramer manager of special initiatives

Terra McVoy manager of development operations


Ken Meltzer

of marketing

program annotator

Carol Wyatt executive assistant to the music director


principal guest

senior director



KC Commander digital marketing specialist




manager of artistic



director of

manager of grants

artist liaison

associate marketing

Elizabeth Arnett

April Satterfield

Cynthia Harris

William Strawn


staff accountant

choral administrator


vice president of

Nancy Field

Jeffrey Baxter

archives program


Brandi Reed

artistic consultant

- aso & live Robert Phipps

event coordinator


ARTISTIC Evans Mirageas


Joanne Lerner

office manager



senior director of sales




Melanie Kite ticketing director

Pam Kruseck director of patron experience





Kaitlin Gress manager, atlanta symphony youth orchestra

Tiffany I. M. Jones managing producer of education concerts

Ruthie Miltenberger manager of family programs

Adrienne Thompson manager, talent development program

Tyrone Webb manager of education

& community Ryan Walks


tdp anniversary coordinator

OPERATIONS Sameed Afghani general manager

Paul Barrett


senior production

Jesse Pace

stage manager

patron services

Tyler Benware


operations manager

Robin Smith

Megan Brook

patron services

personnel assistant


season tickets


Joseph Brooks assistant stage

Christopher Stephens manager group & corporate Richard Carvlin sales manager

Caroline Tanner patron services assistant


stage manager

Robert Darby stage technician

Victoria Moore assistant orchestra personnel manager

Daniel Stupin stage technician

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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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