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14 Anticipation: a sneak peek at 2017-18 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Season Highlights

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t’s hard to believe, but next month we will be announcing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd season and Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles’ 17th season as artistic partners. In this issue of Encore, we give you a “sneak peek” at next season’s highlights in preparation for your subscription renewal, which will arrive in mid-March. As we look ahead to another season of music inspiration with our talented musicians, I thought now would be a great moment for us to reflect on what it takes to make a great orchestra. The ingredients of any great team are a combination of spirited and talented rookies, seasoned veterans, stars, and leaders. In our case, we are blessed to field a whole army of generals—each of whom brings his or her own unique voice to the stage while creating a unified interpretation. I think you will agree that the Orchestra has never sounded better. Together, our veteran musicians along with many new musicians, all performing at the highest caliber of the art, are creating a fresh and exciting sound – bringing a whole new energy to Symphony Hall. As we welcome new musicians to our Orchestra, we celebrate and thank all of our musicians who have devoted their careers to bringing music to life for you here in Atlanta. You may have noticed many of our musicians wearing pins on their lapels. These pins pay homage to the tenures of our musicians, from the newest to the most seasoned veterans. Below is an overview of the years of service of our musicians: musicians – 5 years or less • 167 musicians • 14 musicians––510toto1020years • 17 musicians – 20 to 30 years • 12 musicians – 30 to 40 years • 14 musicians – 40 to 50+years years •

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ASO | Music Director Robert Spano


onductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and his distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras. Beginning his 16th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this imaginative conductor has been responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors and performers, and enjoys collaborations with composers and musicians of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs, including the Aspen Conducting Academy.


The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Spano’s commitment to American contemporary music. He has led Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai and Savannah Music Festivals. Guest engagements have included orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, along with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. 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 cycles. Mr. Spano begins the 2016-17 season with “cloth field: an art place of life,” a conceptual collaboration between Spano and choreographer Lauri Stallings, involving dancers and sculptural elements with an original score composed by Mr. Spano in 2014 for the Atlanta-based dance troupe, glo. In addition to his leadership of the Orchestra, Spano has recently returned to his early love of composing. His most recent works include Sonata: Four Elements for piano, premiered by Spano at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as a new song cycle, both to be recorded for release on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s ASO Media label. An avid interpreter of opera and oratorio, Mr. Spano conducts John Adams’s Nixon in China at Houston Grand Opera, Christopher Theofanidis’s Creation/Creator at the Kennedy Center’s 2017 Shift Festival, and conducts and records Orfeo ed Euridice with the ASO and ASO Chamber Chorus. With a discography of critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, Ro b e r t 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 lives in Atlanta.

ASO | leadership 2016-17 Board of Directors Officers D. Kirk Jamieson Chair

Meghan H. Magruder John B. White, Jr. Vice Chair Secretary Thomas Wardell Suzanne Tucker Plybon Vice Chair Treasurer

Directors Keith Adams Jennifer Barlament* Neil H. Berman Paul Blackney Brett M. Blumencranz Frank H. Boykin Mary Rockett Brock Janine Brown Karen Bunn* C. Merrell Calhoun S. Wright Caughman, M.D.

Bill Carey Russell Currey Carlos del Rio, M.D. Lynn Eden Shirley C. Franklin Jason Guggenheim Virginia A. Hepner* Caroline Hofland Douglas R. Hooker Tad Hutcheson Mrs. Roya Irvani Carrie Kurlander† James H. Landon

Donna Lee Hank Linginfelter Karole Lloyd Kelly L. Loeffler Brian F. McCarthy Penelope McPhee† Molly Minnear Terence L. Neal Joseph M. O’Donnell Howard D. Palefsky Sunny K. Park E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Ronda Respess*

James Rubright William Schultz John Sibley Paul Snyder John Sparrow Gail Ravin Starr Joseph M. Thompson† Ray Uttenhove S. Patrick Viguerie Mark D. Wasserman Richard S. White, Jr. Camille Yow

John T. Glover Dona Humphreys Aaron J. Johnson Ben F. Johnson III James Kelley George Lanier Patricia Leake

Lucy Lee Mrs. William C. Lester Mrs. J. Erskine Love Patricia H. Reid Joyce Schwob H. Hamilton Smith W. Rhett Tanner

G. Kimbrough Taylor Michael W. Trapp Chilton Varner Edus H. Warren, Jr. Adair R. White Sue Sigmon Williams

Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

Azira G. Hill Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr.

Board of Counselors Mrs. Helen Aderhold Elinor Breman Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler Charles Ginden

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Robert Spano Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair

Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair

VIOLA Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim* Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Madeline Sharp • Sarah Park Chastain†

Joel Dallow The UPS Foundation Chair Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner Barney Culver†

MUSICIAN ROSTER FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair Justin Bruns Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair Vacant Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster

SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung The Carolyn McClatchey Chair Sanford Salzinger

SECOND VIOLIN Vacant Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair Sou-Chun Su Associate/Acting Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair Jay Christy Assistant/Acting Associate Principal Anastasia Agapova Noriko Konno Clift Acting Assistant Acting Assistant Concertmaster Principal Sharon Berenson Carolyn Toll Hancock David Braitberg The Wells Fargo Chair Noriko Konno Clift John Meisner David Dillard Christopher Eleanor Kosek Pulgram Ruth Ann Little Carol Ramirez Thomas O’Donnell Juan Ramirez Ronda Respess Olga Shpitko Frank Walton Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich

CELLO Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus

BASS Colin Corner Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair  Gloria Jones Associate Principal Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair Karl Fenner Michael Kenady The Jane Little Chair Michael Kurth Joseph McFadden Daniel Tosky FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes • PICCOLO Gina Hughes •

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Joseph Young Assistant Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal The Kendeda Fund Chair Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach

BASSOON Andrew Brady Principal The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair Vacant Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar

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CLARINET Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair Ted Gurch Associate Principal Marci Gurnow • Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch BASS CLARINET Alcides Rodriguez

TRUMPET Stuart Stephenson Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair Michael Tiscione Acting Associate Principal/Second Michael Myers

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TUBA Michael Moore Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair TIMPANI Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair William Wilder Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Vacant Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair

Charles Settle Acting Principal The Connie and Merrell Calhoun Chair William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Sally and Carl Gable Chair KEYBOARD The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Nicole Jordan Principal The Marianna and Solon Patterson Chair Hannah Davis Assistant Librarian ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 13




a sneak peek

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at 2017-18 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Season Highlights

s we reach the middle of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) 2016-17 season, patrons are also looking forward to the 2017-18 season announcement this March. As a loyal patron, we’re giving you a special “sneak peek” of the incredible concerts at Symphony Hall next season. The 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons together will pay tribute to the important orchestral music of Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven – and will be affectionately referred to as “LB/LB.” Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday takes place in August 2018. The ASO is taking this opportunity to make a significant celebration of his music, of which ASO Music Director Robert Spano has long been a champion. As a teacher, pianist, conductor, composer and 14 | @AtlantaSymphony |

political activist, Bernstein was a unique creative polymath who, during his lifetime, loomed over the American classical music scene. Over the next two seasons, the ASO will perform Bernstein’s music paired in a kind of counterpoint with that of Beethoven, a composer who probably held some of the same egalitarian ideals and noble notions, and who in his youth was also known as a superb pianist. Over the course of the two seasons, Atlantans will have the opportunity to enjoy all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies, all five piano concertos, as well as the violin concerto and the Missa solemnis. In addition, the Orchestra will perform all three of Bernstein’s symphonies and the rest of his significant symphonic music. Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, subtitled “The Age of Anxiety” after the W.H. Auden poem, will be featured in the 2017-18 opening weekend concert with special guest pianist JeanYves Thibaudet. Most significantly, in the same season, the ASO will collaborate with the Alliance Theatre in a fully staged production of Bernstein’s opera, Candide. Robert Spano will conduct and Susan Booth will direct this production, which also feature the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Pianist Jonathan Biss will join the Beethoven-Bernstein tribute, performing all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in a series of intimate recitals spanning the two seasons – a first by a single pianist in Atlanta. In addition to being an Atlanta first, understanding Beethoven the pianist provides a unique perspective into understanding Beethoven the symphonist, as the development of his sonatas and symphonies share a common musical trajectory. Biss will perform the Beethoven piano sonatas over the course of seven recitals: three next season and four in 2018-19, on Wednesday evenings in Symphony Hall. The recitals will be presented in the same manner as the successful Thursday evening pre-concert chamber music recitals, with both the performers and audience together on stage. The piano will face into the stage, with seating

You will experience the Beethoven sonatas as if a worldclass pianist had come to your living room to perform just for you | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

limited to approximately 200 people per recital for a truly intimate experience. “You will experience the Beethoven sonatas as if a world-class pianist had come to your living room to perform just for you,” said Evans Mirageas, VP, Artistic Planning and Operations. “It will be that close and personal.” Also in the 2017-18 season, the ASO will present a mini Beethoven Festival featuring all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos over four weeks in late January and early February. Master pianist Jorge Federico Osorio will perform with Robert Spano and guest conductor Roberto Abbado sharing the podium. Osorio is known for playing all of the Beethoven piano concertos in “marathon events” – including all five in one weekend at the Ravinia Festival in 2010. The first week, with Spano conducting, will include Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”). Spano will conduct again the following week, in an all-Beethoven concert including Symphony No. 1 and two of the Second and Third Piano Concertos – a

kind of “one, two, three” program. Abbado will take the podium for the remaining two weeks, with the Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mozart’s Requiem sharing the stage, then a very bel canto program for the final week featuring Rossini’s “Semiramide” Overture and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) as companions to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles will return in 2017-18 to lead a reprise performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. Although the ASO and Chorus had performed it last season under Runnicles’ baton, it is an ideal work for inclusion in the overarching Bernstein/Beethoven programming. Outside of the Bernstein/Beethoven theme, another significant event in the 2017-18 season will be the concert performance of Verdi’s opera Otello, which will mark the debut of tenor Russell Thomas in the title role of Otello. “Thomas is one of a handful of AfricanAmerican tenors to essay this monument of Verdi’s music,” says Mirageas. The

Jorge Federico Osorio will perform all of the Beethoven piano concertos

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Tenor Russell Thomas in the title role of Otello.

Donald Runnicles | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17


Works will include Kurth’s two tone poems, Everything Lasts Forever and A Thousand Words; the three-minute fanfare he wrote for Robert Spano’s 10th anniversary year, May Cause Dizziness, and an arrangement of the National Anthem; plus a newly commissioned work for the ASO and Chamber Chorus with mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor as soloist. Kurth’s music will be peppered throughout next season in preparation for making a recording in the springtime, to be released on ASO Media.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet


Finally, as part of the orchestra’s commitment to new music and the Atlanta School of Composers, the 2017-18 season will feature compositions by the ASO’s own Michael Kurth, composer and contrabassist, whose music Robert Spano has assiduously cultivated.


Jonathan Biss

Robert Spano will conduct and the cast that surrounds Thomas will be an exciting one: soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams will sing the role of Desdemona; the evil Iago will be portrayed by baritone Nmon Ford; and Lodovico will be sung by Arthur Woodley.


ASO’s artist-in-residence three years ago, Thomas feels ready to take on this ultimate challenge for an Italian opera tenor. “There’s no harder, more punishing role in the Italian repertoire than Otello,” adds Mirageas. “It’s a tour-de-force.”

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FEB 2/4 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Concerts of Thursday, February 2, and Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 8:00pm. JUN MÄRKL, Conductor JOHANNES MOSER, cello

Another performance featuring Tchaikovsky this season: (MAR 9/10/11) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 plus SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 2

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RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949) Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger aus Edelmann), Suite, Opus 60 (1918) 36 MIN I. Ouverture II. Minuet III. The Fencing Master IV. Entry and Dance of the Tailors V. Lully’s Minuet VI. Courante VII. Entry of Cléonte VIII. Intermezzo (Prelude to Act II) IX. The Dinner PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33 (1876) 19 MIN Moderato quasi Andante Thema. Moderato simplice Var. I. Tempo della Thema Var. II. Tempo della Thema Var. III. Andante Var. IV. Allegro vivo Var. V. Andante grazioso Var. VI. Allegro moderato Var. VII. Andante sostenuto Var. VIII e Coda. Allegro moderato con anima Johannes Moser, cello INTERMISSION

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ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38, “Spring” (1841) 31 MIN I. Andante un poco maestoso; Allegro molto vivace II. Larghetto III. Scherzo. Molto vivace IV. Allegro animato e grazioso

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger aus Edelmann), Suite, Opus 60 (1918) RICHARD STRAUSS was born in Munich, First Classical Subscription Germany, on June 11, 1864, and died in GarmischPerformances: February 26, Partenkirchen, Germany, on September 8, 1949. 27, and 28, 1981, Louis Lane, The first performance took place in Vienna on Conductor. January 31, 1920, with the composer conducting. Most Recent Classical The Suite from Le Bourgeois gentilhomme is Subscription Performances: scored for two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, November 18, 19, and 21, 1999, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, Yoel Levi, Conductor. contrabassoon, two horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, bass drum with attached cymbal, cymbals, glockenspiel, harp, piano, and strings.


fter the triumphant premiere of their opera, Der Rosenkavelier (1911), author Hugo von Hofmannsthal proposed a new stage project to composer Richard Strauss. An adaptation of Molière’s 1670 play, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme would serve as prologue to the chamber opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. Hofmannsthal provided the texts for the both the Molière adaptation and the ensuing opera. Strauss composed the incidental music for Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and the Ariadne auf Naxos opera. The first performance took place at the Court Theater in Stuttgart on October 25, 1912. The premiere was not a success. The King of Württemberg held a 50-minute reception between the play and opera, protracting an already lengthy evening. Further, as Strauss later commented: “a public that goes to the theater does not want to hear an opera, and vice versa.” Strauss and Hofmannsthal revised the work, converting the Molière play into a sung operatic prologue. The revised version of Ariadne auf Naxos premiered at the Hofoper in Vienna on October 4, 1916. Strauss and Hofmannsthal also collaborated on a revised version of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Strauss added ten musical numbers for the Berlin performances of the play. In 1920, Strauss created a concert Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. The Suite, containing some of Strauss’s most charming music, was a favorite of the composer’s. I. Ouvertüre—The Overture sets the stage for the play. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme takes place in the Paris home of Monsieur Jourdain, a nouveau-riche who aspires to the aristocracy. II. Menuett (Minuet)—In order to climb the social ladder, Monsieur Jourdain retains the services of various artists to teach him the necessary skills. First is a Dancing Master. III. Der Fechtmeister (The Fencing Master)—The Fencing Master arrives for Monsieur Jourdain’s lesson. IV. Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider (Entrance and Dance of the Tailors)—The Tailor and his apprentices appear, bearing Monsieur Jourdain’s exotic clothing. V. Das Menuett des Lully (Lully’s Minuet)—French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully provided the music for Molière’s original 1670 play. Strauss uses music by Lully as the basis for movements V-VII. VI. Courante VII. Auftritt des Cléonte (Entry of Cléonte)—Cléonte is in love with Monsieur Jourdain’s daughter. But as Cléonte is from the middle class, Jourdain refuses his suit. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21

FEB 2/4 | program VIII. Vorspiel zum 2. Aufzug (Intermezzo, Prelude to Act II)—Monsieur Jourdain prepares to greet his guests for a dinner preceding the performance of the opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. IX. Das Diner (The Dinner)—Dinner is served, and the menu provides Strauss the opportunity for several musical jokes. Rhine salmon inspires a quote from Richard Wagner’s opera, Das Rheingold. Saddle of mutton is accompanied by sheep music from Strauss’s orchestral tone poem, Don Quixote. Dishes comprising various fowl lead to the dawn birdsong from Der Rosenkavalier, and a quotation from the aria “La donna è mobile” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Rigoletto (“Woman is as changeable as a feather in the wind”). A kitchen-boy entertains the guests with hearty dance, in the spirit of a Viennese waltz. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33 (1876) PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The first performance took place in Moscow, Russia, on November 30, 1877, with Wilhelm Fitzenhagen as soloist, and Nikolay Rubinstein conducting. In addition to the solo cello, the Variations on a Rococo Theme are scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, and strings.

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n December 27, 1876, Tchaikovsky informed his brother, Anatoly: “I’m writing some variations for solo cello and orchestra.” Tchaikovsky was referring to his Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work he composed for his colleague at the Moscow Conservatory, German cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen. Tchaikovsky dedicated the score to Fitzenhagen, who appeared as soloist in the November 30, 1877 Moscow premiere, conducted by Nikolay Rubinstein.

Tchaikovsky was unstinting in his praise for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), whom he called, “the greatest of all composers.” Tchaikovsky fervently believed that Mozart achieved “the highest, most perfect culmination ever attained by beauty in the realm of music.” In the Rococo Variations, Tchaikovsky employs a theme (of his own composition) that harks back to Mozart’s era. The instrumentation, too, recalls an ensemble of Mozart’s time. Still, the work is hardly a parroting of an 18th-century composition. Rather, it offers a charming fusion of eras and styles, with Tchaikovsky’s sublime lyrical gifts and mastery of orchestration gracing every bar. Most performances of the Rococo Variations feature a score as revised by Fitzenhagen. These concerts provide the rare and welcome opportunity to hear Tchaikovsky’s original version. The Rococo Variations open with an orchestral prelude (Moderato quasi Andante). The soloist then presents the central “Rococo” theme (Thema. Moderato simplice). A series of eight variations (seven, in Fitzenhagen’s revision) on that theme ensues: Var. I. Tempo della Thema Var. II. Tempo della Thema Var. III. Andante Var. IV. Allegro vivo Var. V. Andante grazioso Var. VI. Allegro moderato 22 | @AtlantaSymphony |


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FEB 2/4 | program Var. VII. Andante sostenuto Var. VIII e Coda. Allegro moderato con anima Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38, “Spring” (1841) ROBERT SCHUMANN was born in Zwickau, Germany, on June 8, 1810, and died in Endenich, Germany, on July 29, 1856. The first performance took place at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany, on March 31, 1841, with Felix Mendelssohn conducting. The Symphony No. 1 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, triangle, and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: January 25, 1948, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: May 2, 4, and 5, 2013, Hugh Wolff, Conductor.


he early 1840s were joyous years for Robert Schumann. On September 12, 1840, the German composer wed his beloved Carla Wieck (1819-1896). The courtship had been a long and stressful one, as Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck, vehemently opposed a marriage between his daughter and Robert. Robert’s marriage to Clara—a gifted pianist and composer—seemed to inspire his creative powers. In the year of their wedding, Robert Schumann composed some 150 songs, including the glorious cycles Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life) and Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love). In 1841, Robert Schumann focused his energies upon orchestral music. In the early portion of that year, Schumann completed his “Spring” Symphony (No. 1 in B-flat Major). Schumann then composed his Overture, Scherzo and Finale. In May, Schumann penned a single-movement Fantasy in A minor for piano and orchestra (four years later, Schumann added an Intermezzo and Allegro vivace, transforming that Fantasy into the great, three-movement A-minor Piano Concerto). In that same productive year of 1841, Schumann composed the original version of his Symphony No. 4 in D minor. In a letter of November 23, 1842, Schumann wrote to his friend, composer Ludwig Spohr: “I composed the (First) symphony, so to speak, under the urge of spring which every year comes over men anew, even in full maturity.” A poem about spring, written by Adolph Böttger, provided further inspiration. That poem concludes with the following lines: “O wende, wende deinen Lauf, —Im Tale blühet Frühling auf!”

“O turn, turn aside thy course, —Spring is blossoming in the vale!”

The premiere of the “Spring” Symphony took place at the Leipzig Gewandhaus on March 31, 1841. Schumann’s friend, the composer and conductor, Felix Mendelssohn, led the performance (Clara also performed on the piano at the concert). It was a fine success, with the Symphony receiving a glowing reception from the audience. With music that is as enticing and life-affirming as its subject, the “Spring” Symphony remains one of Robert Schumann’s most beloved compositions. The “Spring” Symphony is in four movements. The first opens with a slow introduction (Andante un poco maestoso), and a fanfare for trumpets and horns. The slow-tempo fanfare is based upon the final line of Böttger’s poem, reproduced below. The added bold type corresponds to the accents Schumann provides in the musical score: 24 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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FEB 2/4 | artists “Im Ta-le blü-het Früh-ling auf!” This fanfare becomes the basis for the first principal theme of the opening movement’s ensuing quick-tempo section (Allegro molto vivace). The slow-tempo movement (Larghetto) is based upon a radiant melody, introduced by the first violins. The melody returns in various guises, alternating with more agitated episodes. The third-movement Scherzo (Molto vivace) follows without pause. The Scherzo is based upon a brusque melody, introduced by the strings. There are two intervening Trio sections. A mysterious coda leads directly to the finale (Allegro animato e grazioso), which brings the “Spring” Symphony to a bracing conclusion. JUN MÄRKL, Conductor



un Märkl has long been known as a highly respected interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire from both the symphonic and operatic traditions, and more recently for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French impressionists. His long-standing relationships at the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Semperoper Dresden have in recent years been complemented by his Music Directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon (2005-11) and MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (to 2012).

From 2014-17 seasons, he is Principal Conductor to the Basque National Orchestra. He guests with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Märkl works regularly with many of the North American Orchestras -- St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore Cincinnati, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston and Vancouver, among others. Märkl has been a regular guest at the State Operas of Vienna, Munich and Semper Oper Dresden, and was until 2006 Permanent Conductor of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. In 2014, Naxos released two Hosokawa discs recorded by Jun Märkl with Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has also recorded the complete Schumann symphonies live with the NHK Symphony, Dvoˇrák on Telarc, Mendelssohn and D’Albert with MDR, and Ravel, Messaien and a highly acclaimed nine-disc Debussy set with the Orchestre National de Lyon on Naxos. In recognition of his achievements in Lyon, he was honored by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012 with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. JOHANNES MOSER, cello


erman-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras and works regularly with conductors of the highest caliber.

In the 2016-17 season, Moser’s engagements in North America include returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This 16-17 European tour will include the BBC Scottish Symphony, Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin and the Staatsoper Hannover Orchestra. He makes debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra, Laguna Beach Music Festival, and will world premiere the newest work by Julia Wolfe with the Pacifica Quartet. Known for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, his passionate focus on new music, and his commitment to reaching out to young audiences, Moser aims to 26 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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Moser won the top prize at the 2002 Tchaikovsky competition and was the recipient of the 2014 Brahms prize. His recordings have earned him two ECHO Klassik awards and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. He is an exclusive Pentatone recording artist and is set to release a Rachmaninov & Prokofiev album with Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov in Fall 2016.

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FEB 9/10/11 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Concerts of Thursday, February 9, and Saturday, February 11, at 8:00pm, and Friday, February 10, 2017, at 6:30pm. ROBERT SPANO, Conductor JUHO POHJONEN, piano LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58 (1806) 35 MIN I. Allegro moderato II. Andante con moto III. Rondo. Vivace Juho Pohjonen, piano

did you know? APR 27/29 In 1888, the same year Gustav Mahler completed the “Titan” Symphony, his friend, Richard Strauss, began work on his orchestral work, Don Juan. Based upon a poem by Nicolaus Lenau, Strauss’s Don Juan is a symphonic tourde-force, depicting the title character’s numerous conquests, and ultimate demise. The 1889 premiere of Don Juan, conducted by the composer, helped elevate Richard Strauss to international prominence. It remains one of his most beloved works.


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GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) (1888)56 MIN I. Langsam. Schleppend. (“Wie ein Naturlaut”)— Im Anfang sehr gemächlich II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell— Trio. Recht gemächlich III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen IV. Stürmisch bewegt The concert of Friday, February 10, performed without intermission, features the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, and Movement IV of the Mahler “Titan” Symphony.

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58 (1806) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN was baptized in Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827. The first public performance took place in Vienna at the Theater-an-der-Wien on December 22, 1808, with the composer as soloist. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto No. 4 is scored for flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: March 21, 1951, Claudio Arrau, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: May 28 and 30, 2015, Yefim Bronfman, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor.


eethoven completed the score of his G-Major Concerto in 1806, and first performed the work during a March 1807 private concert at the palace of his patron, Prince Joseph Lobkowitz. The first public performance of the Fourth Piano Concerto took place at the Vienna Theater-an-der-Wien on December 22, 1808. In addition to the Fourth Piano Concerto, the concert, sponsored by Beethoven, included the world premieres of the composer’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies and Choral Fantasy, as well as four movements from his Mass in C and the soprano aria, Ah! Perfido. Still, the benefit concert (known as an “Akademie”) was far from a resounding success. The meager rehearsal time was insufficient for a program of such length and difficulty. During the premiere of the Choral Fantasy, the orchestra was forced to stop in the middle of the work and begin a section over again. Further, the audience endured this taxing winter program in an unheated theater. Perhaps the Fourth Piano Concerto fared as well as any piece on the December 22, 1808 program. Beethoven was the soloist, and, according to German musician Johann Reichardt: “He played...with astounding cleverness and in the fastest possible tempi. The (second movement), a masterly movement of beautifully developed song, he sang on this instrument with a profound melancholy that moved me.” The Fourth Piano Concerto proved to be the last such work Beethoven composed for his own performance. Increasing deafness finally made public appearances all but impossible for one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time. Beethoven completed his magnificent Fifth Piano Concerto (“Emperor”) in 1809. The “Emperor,” Beethoven’s final Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, is certainly a fitting culmination of the composer’s efforts in this genre. Still, there are many advocates for the G-Major Concerto as the composer’s finest. It is a miraculous blend of haunting lyricism, expressive virtuosity, and formal innovation. As British musicologist Sir Donald Francis Tovey observed: “Beethoven has now well and truly laid the foundations of his concerto form and is free to raise the edifice to heights undreamt of in earlier music.” The Beethoven Concerto No. 4 is in three movements. The first movement (Allegro moderato) is by far the longest of the three. Instead of the traditional purely orchestral introduction, the soloist immediately intones the first principal theme. The brief second movement (Andante con moto) is in the form of a dialogue between the strings and piano. Franz Liszt compared the Andante to “Orpheus taming the wild beasts with his music.” The finale (Rondo. Vivace) ensues without pause. Beethoven presents a remarkable variety of moods | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31

FEB 9/10/11 | program and instrumental colors throughout. After a cadenza and series of trills, there is a moment of repose before the soloist and orchestra dash headlong to a Presto finish. Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan” (1888, Rev. 1893-6) GUSTAV MAHLER was born in Kalištˇ e, Bohemia, on July First Classical Subscription 7, 1860, and died in Vienna, Austria, on May 18, 1911. Performances: January 5 and 6, The first performance took place in Budapest, Hungary, 1972, Julius Rudel, Conductor. on November 20, 1889, with the composer conductMost Recent Classical ing the Budapest Philharmonic. The “Titan” Symphony Subscription Performances: is scored for three piccolos, four flutes, four oboes, April 25, 27, and 28, 2013, English horn, two E-flat clarinets, four clarinets, bass Itzhak Perlman, Conductor. clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, seven horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani (two players), harp, bass drum, bass drum with attached cymbal, cymbals, gong, suspended cymbals, triangle, and strings.


oward the close of March of 1888, Gustav Mahler informed his parents of the completion of his First Symphony: “There! I have today finished my work and can say thank God that it has turned out well. I hope that I have taken a big step forward with it.” The first performance took place on November 20, 1889, with the composer leading the Budapest Philharmonic. For the premiere, Mahler designated the work not as a symphony, but as a “Symphonic Poem in Two Parts.” In January of 1893, Mahler revised his “Symphonic Poem,” an now referred to it as a symphony. He added the nickname “Titan”—after a novel by Jean Paul— and also assigned titles to each of the Symphony’s movements. My time will come,” Mahler predicted—and indeed, it has. Mahler’s Nine completed Symphonies have become staples of the orchestral repertoire. The “Titan” is perhaps the most popular, and certainly, the most accessible. Today’s audiences might then wonder what so perplexed (and even angered) those who attended the work’s premiere. However, it is important to bear in mind that the first performance of the “Titan” took place only four years after the premiere of Johannes Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. Those accustomed to the mainstream German repertoire, exemplified by Brahms and his predecessors, may perhaps be excused for having failed to appreciate Mahler’s bold new symphonic language. The “Titan” strives for an epic mode of expression. And the work’s abrupt shifts in emotion and tone can be disconcerting—for some, even frightening. As in the case of Beethoven’s First Symphony, Mahler’s “Titan,” while at times paying homage to the past, clearly points the way to the revolutionary path that would soon follow. Mahler’s 1893 program for his “Titan” Symphony is reproduced below in italics and bold type. TITAN, A tone poem in the form of a symphony First Part “From the days of youth,” flower, fruit and thorn pieces. “Endless Spring” (Introduction and Allegro Comodo) (The introduction depicts the awakening of Nature from its long winter sleep.) I. Langsam. Schleppend. (Slow, Dragging) (“Wie ein Naturlaut”) (“Like a Nature Sound”)— Im Anfang sehr gemächlich (In the beginning very leisurely)—The slow-tempo introduction 32 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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FEB 9/10/11 | program presents the Symphony’s central motif, a descending fourth, as well as bird calls and distant fanfares. The cuckoo’s song develops into the principal melody of the opening movement, introduced by the lower strings, and based upon the second of Mahler’s 1885 Songs of a Wayfarer—“Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld” (“This morning I went through the field”). “Under full sail” (Scherzo) II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell (Forceful, animated, but not too fast)—Trio. Recht gemächlich (Restrained)—The second-movement scherzo is in the spirit of the ländler, a popular Austrian folk dance. After a raucous outburst, a brief passage for solo horn serves as a bridge to the genial Trio section. The ländler returns to conclude the movement. Second Part “Commedia humana” (“Human Comedy”) “Stranded!” (A funeral march in Callot’s manner) For this movement, the following explanation will help: the basic inspiration for it was found by the author in a humorous engraving, well known to all Austrian children: “The Huntsman’s Funeral,” from an old book of fairy tales. The forest animals accompany the dead hunter’s coffin to the grave. Hares carry the banner, in front of them marches a group of Bohemian musicians, accompanied by singing cats, toads, crows, etc. Stags, deer, foxes, and other four-legged and feathered animals follow the procession in all kinds of farcical positions. III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen (Solemn and measured, but not dragging)— Over the insistent beat of the timpani, a solo muted bass softly chants a macabre variation of the children’s nursery song, “Frère Jacques” (“Are you sleeping, Brother John?”). A village band episode, and a quotation of Mahler’s beautiful song, “The Two Blue Eyes,” also play important roles. The mood expressed is sometimes ironic and merry, sometimes gloomy and uncanny, then suddenly... “Dall’Inferno” (“From the Inferno”) (Allegro furioso), follows, like the last despairing cry of a deeply wounded heart. IV. Stürmisch bewegt (Stormy, animated)—In the extended finale, the conflict ultimately resolves to the Symphony’s glorious D-Major apotheosis.

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FEB 9/10/11 | artists JUHO POHJONEN, piano One of the brightest young instrumental artists to emerge from Finland, Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic country’s most intriguing and talented pianists. Widely praised for his broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen, his interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and fearless musical conviction. Pohjonen’s 2016-17 season includes his third invitation to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Robert Spano, as well as his debut with the Vancouver Symphony and conductor Constantin Trinks in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a program of Mendelssohn and Schubert at Alice Tully Hall, performs a chamber program at the Library of Congress and gives recitals in New York City and Howland, New York. European highlights include a performance of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto with the Szczecin Philharmonic and Rune Bergman, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Finnish Radio Orchestra and Tomas Djupsjöbacka, as well as a debut with the Antalya State Symphony and conductor Adrian Prabava, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.


Mr. Pohjonen has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Atlanta, Danish National, Malmö and Finnish Radio Swedish Radio symphonies, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and Lahti Symphony, with which he toured Japan. Mr. Pohjonen has studied with Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu at the Sibelius Academy, where he completed his master’s degree in 2008.

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FEB 17/18 | program The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series is presented by

AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski, Principal POPS! Conductor Delta POPS! Concert Concerts of Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 8:00pm MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, Conductor AJ SWEARINGEN, guitar and vocals JONATHAN BEEDLE, guitar and vocals

Sounds of

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Bridge Over Troubled Water The Sounds of Silence; Mrs. Robinson

PAUL SIMON & ART GARFUNKEL (arr. Gregory Prechel)

Homeward Bound

PAUL SIMON & ART GARFUNKEL (arr. Christopher J. Wills)

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)


All I Have To Do Is Dream


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The Sounds of Silence




Keep the Customer Satisfied

PAUL SIMON (arr. Joel Pierson)

Na Na Medley Land of 1000 Dances; Kiss Him Goodbye; Hey Jude


INTERMISSION Paul Simon in Concert (Medley) PAUL SIMON You Can Call Me Al; Kodachrome; (arr. Prechel) Loves Me Like A Rock; Slip Slidin’ Away; Still Crazy; 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover; Me and Julio; Mother and Child Reunion All I Know

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A Hazy Shade of Winter


The Dangling Conversation




Scarborough Fair


Old Friends/Bookends


Bridge Over Troubled Water


Mrs. Robinson

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FEB 17/18 | artists MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, conductor


nown for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. He is Music Director of The Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston, Atlanta, and Jacksonville Symphonies. As a guest conductor Michael has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops; the San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and National Symphonies, and numerous other orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, and the Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies. Other international appearances include performances in Dublin and Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra as well as performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Spain’s Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Michael is the conductor of the video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker that aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. On recording he has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. In 2016 Michael is conducting his original Carole King Songbook all over North America featuring Broadway’s Liz Callaway, Allison Blackwell and Bryce Ryness. Michael’s other collaborative programs have included such artists as flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Jason Alexander, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Patti Austin, Sandi Patty, Ann Hampton Callaway, Chicago, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Chieftains, Pink Martini, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Midtown Men. With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and for eleven years served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Darcy. When not conducting he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles. AJ SWEARINGEN, guitar and vocals


J Swearingen has been writing, performing and producing his own style of acoustic music for well over a decade. His voice is rich and uniquely soulful and his contemporary songwriting clearly pays homage to the standout iconic folk artists of the past. In 2012, Swearingen merged with singer-songwriter Jayne Kelli to form the folk-pop duo, Swearingen & Kelli. They released a fresh collection of songs in 2014 including Swearingen’s, “You’re Not Here with Me” also recorded by folk icon Tom Rush. Swearingen’s musical journey started in Bethlehem, PA where he honed his signature sound on vocals and guitar. He has shared the stage with recording artists including Kenny Rogers, Dave Mason and Livingston Taylor.

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FEB 17/18 | artists JONATHAN BEEDLE, guitar and vocals


onathan Beedle has been a performing musician for over 35 years. Harmony is Beedle’s forte. “I just gravitated toward harmony from the very beginning,” he says. Collaborations with former partners and band mates seasoned Beedle as a performer and they came to rely on his innate musicianship. In 2005, he released his first CD “A Long Day Gone,” a disc full of rich and heartfelt songs in the storytelling style Beedle was raised on. His voice was heard in the Season 1 finale of the HBO series “Big Love,” singing the Civil War-era classic “Lorena”. Jonathan has performed all across the United States and has shared the stage with Steve Forbert, The Strawbs, Lucy Kaplansky and Jimmy Webb.

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FEB 23/25 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concerts of Thursday, February 23, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 8:00pm presented by Delta Air Lines. MICHAEL FRANCIS, Conductor BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, piano AARON COPLAND (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring, Suite from the Ballet (1944) 25 MIN

Ralph Vaughan Williams dedicated his Fifth Symphony to Jean Sibelius. The Violin Concerto, Opus 47, is one of the Finnish composer’s most beloved masterworks. The young American virtuoso Benjamin Beilman joins Maestro Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (MAR 2/4)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Opus 22 (1868) 24 MIN I. Andante sostenuto II. Allegro scherzando III. Presto Benjamin Grosvenor, piano INTERMISSION RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphony No. 5 in D Major (1943) I. Preludio. Moderato II. Scherzo. Presto misterioso III. Romanza. Lento IV. Passacaglia. Moderato

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Appalachian Spring, Suite from the Ballet (1944)

Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: October 18 and 20, 2012, Robert Spano, Conductor.

AARON COPLAND was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 14, 1900, and died in Tarrytown, New York, on December 2, 1990. The first performance of Appalachian Spring, Suite from the Recordings: Telarc CD-80078, Ballet, occurred in Carnegie Hall in New York Louis Lane, Conductor; City on October 4, 1945, with Artur Rodzinski Telarc CD-80596, conducting the New York Philharmonic. The Suite Robert Spano, Conductor. from Appalachian Spring is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, timpani, xylophone, tabor (long drum), triangle, orchestra bells, wood block, snare drum, bass drum, suspended cymbals, claves, harp, piano, and strings.


n 1943, the legendary American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham accepted a commission to stage new works for the Festival of the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. For that event, Graham, in turn, commissioned music by three prominent contemporary composers—Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud, and Aaron Copland. It was Graham who chose the title for Copland’s piece—Appalachian Spring, taken from the heading of a poem by Hart Crane. Copland began work on the score in June of 1943. Because of various delays, the premiere of Appalachian Spring did not occur until October 30, 1944. Graham and Eric Hawkins danced the principal roles. Copland scored the original ballet for a chamber group of thirteen instruments. Subsequently, Copland arranged a Suite from Appalachian Spring for a larger ensemble. The Suite received its premiere in 1945.

Appalachian Spring takes place in the early part of the 19th century, in the hills of Pennsylvania. The story concerns the wedding of a young farmer and his bride. The Suite is divided into eight sections, performed without pause. The composer offered the following program notes for the Suite’s 1945 premiere: I. Very Slowly. Introduction of the characters, one by one, in a suffused light. 2. Fast. Sudden burst of unison strings in A-major arpeggios starts the action. A sentiment both exalted and religious gives the keynote to this scene. 3. Moderate. Duo for the bride and her Intended—scene of tenderness and passion. 4. Quite fast. The revivalist and his flock. Folksy feelings—suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers. 5. Still faster. Solo dance of the Bride—presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder. 6. Very slowly (as at first). Transition scenes reminiscent of the introduction. 7. Calm and flowing. Scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer-husband. There are five variations on a Shaker theme. The theme, sung by a solo clarinet, was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies compiled by Edward D. Andrews, and published later under the title The Gift to be Simple. The melody I borrowed and used almost literally is called “Simple Gifts.” | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 47

DEC 23/25 FEB 9/10 | program | program ‘Tis the gift to be simple ‘Tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down Where we ought to be. And when we find ourselves In the place just right ‘Twill be in the valley

Of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d To turn, turn will be our delight, ‘Till by turning, turning we come out right.

8. Moderate. Coda. The Bride takes her place among her neighbors. At the end the couple are left “quiet and strong in their new house.” Muted strings intone a hushed, prayer-like passage. We hear a last echo of the principal theme sung by the flute and a solo violin. The close is reminiscent of the opening music. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Opus 22 (1868) CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS was born in Paris, France, on Algiers, Algeria, on December 16, 1921. The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 2 took place at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on May 13, 1868, with the composer as soloist, and Anton Rubinstein conducting. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto No. 2 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, cymbals, and strings.


October 9, 1835, and died in First Classical Subscription Performance: January 26, 1947, Hugh Hodgson, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Subscription Performances: November 30, December 1 and 2, 2006, Stephen Hough, Piano, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor.

n addition to his talents as a composer, Camille Saint-Saëns was renowned as a keyboard virtuoso. Throughout a great portion of his life, Saint-Saëns continued to concertize successfully in both his own repertoire and that of other composers. It was another great pianist, the Russian Anton Rubinstein, who provided the impetus for the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2. Rubinstein wanted to conduct an orchestral concert in Paris, and asked Saint-Saëns to assist in organizing the event. Given that three weeks would elapse before the Salle Pleyel would become available, Saint-Saëns offered to compose a new Piano Concerto for the program. Saint-Saëns always composed with remarkable facility, and he completed the Second Piano Concerto in just seventeen days. The premiere of the G-Minor Concerto took place at the Salle Pleyel on May 13, 1868, with the composer as soloist, and Rubinstein conducting. The arresting synthesis of virtuoso fireworks, urbane wit, contrasting moods, and sheer visceral excitement, has made the Second the most popular of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos for audiences and performers alike.

The concerto is in three movements. The first movement (Andante sostenuto)—by far the longest and most ambitious of the three—opens with a grand cadenza for the soloist, and continues in the form of an extended fantasia. The timpani introduces the central rhythmic figure of the second-movement scherzo (Allegretto scherzando). The playful mood continues throughout, and the two whispered final chords, played by the strings and piano, serve as the topping on this musical confection. The finale (Presto), in the style of a whirlwind Italian dance, the tarantella, proceeds with an inexorable and sometimes demonic energy, concluding with a virtuoso flourish for the soloist. 48 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Symphony No. 5 in D Major (1943) RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS was born in Down Ampney, England, on October 12, 1872, and died in London, England, on August 26, 1958. The first performance of the Symphony No. 5 took place at Royal Albert Hall in London on June 24, 1943, with the composer conducting the London Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 5 is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.


First Classical Subscription Performance: November 29, 1955, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. First Classical Subscription Performances: December 4, 5, and 6, 1986, William Fred Scott, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: September 28, 28, and 30, 2006, Robert Spano, Conductor.

nglish composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Recording: Telarc CD-80676, conducted the world premiere of his Fifth Robert Spano, Conductor. Symphony at a Promenade Concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 24, 1943. Many had viewed the stormy dissonance of the Vaughan Williams Fourth Symphony (1934) as a premonition of the horrors of World War II. In that context, the Fifth Symphony’s sublime lyricism and transcendent D-Major apotheosis seemed to reflect the composer’s vision of peace. Given the tumultuous events that took place during the period in which the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies premiered, such conjecture was both inevitable and appropriate. But perhaps the relationship between contemporary events and musical expression was not quite so straightforward. As Vaughan Williams himself commented about the “meaning” of his Sixth Symphony (1947): “I suppose it never occurs to these people that a man might just want to write a piece of music.” Indeed, Vaughan Williams began work on his Fifth Symphony no later than 1938, and perhaps as early as 1936. Also of significance is the composer’s dedication of the Fifth Symphony, which originally read: “Without permission, and with the sincerest flattery to Jean Sibelius, whose great example is worthy of imitation.” In the printed score, Vaughan Williams changed the dedication “To Jean Sibelius, without permission.” In the Fifth Symphony, Vaughan Williams does not so much “imitate” his Finnish contemporary’s (1865-1957) musical style, as the willingness to express himself in a personal, unique, and uncompromising voice. As a result, Vaughan Williams, like Sibelius, created Symphonies of remarkable individuality, eloquence, and power. And among those Symphonies, the Fifth is one of Vaughan Williams’s towering masterpieces.

The Symphony No. 5 is in four movements. The opening Preludio features three central motifs, introduced at the outset. A resplendent Tutta forza proclamation invokes an “Alleluia!” refrain from For all the Saints, originally composed by Vaughan Williams in 1906 for The English Hymnal. The second movement Scherzo (Presto misterioso) is notable throughout for its quicksilver (and somewhat menacing) atmosphere. The slow-tempo Romanza (Lento) includes music the composer contemplated for an adaptation of John Bunyan’s 1678 Christian allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress. An agitated, central episode (Animato) is related to the Pilgrim’s exhortation, “Save me, Lord, my burden is greater than I can bear.” The finale (Moderato) is in the form of a Passacaglia, a Baroque musical structure, featuring variations over a repeated ground bass figure (here sung at the outset by the cellos). It is perhaps in this Passacaglia that the spirit of English folk song, so beloved | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49

DEC 23/25 FEB 9/10 | artists | artists by Vaughan Williams, is most evident in the Fifth Symphony. Toward the close of the finale, the music of the opening Preludio (Tempo del Preludio) returns. The Fifth Symphony concludes with a D-Major sequence, one of the most blissful and serene moments in the entire orchestral repertoire. MICHAEL FANCIS, conductor


ichael Francis has quickly established himself internationally, conducting in Asia, North America and Europe.


This season, Francis debuts with Atlanta and Montreal Symphony Orchestras and Cincinnati’s May Music Festival, and returns to Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Emanuel Ax. Abroad, he appears with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Komische Oper Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Tampere Filharmonia and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Other guest appearances have included Cleveland Orchestra, New York and Royal Philharmonic, with return engagements to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, RTÉ National Symphony of Dublin, Ulster Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, and the symphonies of Cincinnati, Ottawa, Oregon, Houston, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. His European engagements have included the London Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid, Helsinki Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de MonteCarlo and Stuttgart Radio Symphony. In Asia, Maestro Francis has conducted the NHK Symphony, and has returned to Malaysia and Seoul Philharmonics. Francis’ discography includes the Rachmaninov piano concertos with Valentina Lisitsa and the London Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the New York Philharmonic, and the Ravel and Gershwin piano concertos with Ian Parker. Now entering his second season as Music Director of The Florida Orchestra, Michael Francis’ contract has been extended to 2021. He is also Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, where he has launched an ambitious multi-year exploration of Mozart’s life. He was recently Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra from 2012 to 2016. BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, piano


ritish pianist Benjamin Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of eleven. Since then, he has become an internationally regarded pianist performing with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Tokyo Symphony, and in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Singapore’s Victoria Hall, The Frick Collection and Carnegie Hall. At just nineteen, Benjamin performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the 2011 BBC Proms. Following re-invitations in 2012 for a performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit and in 2014 for a recital and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, Benjamin made his 72 | @AtlantaSymphony |

debut in 2015 at the Last Night of the Proms performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop.


In 2011 Benjamin signed to Decca Classics, and in doing so has become the youngest British musician ever to sign to the label, and the first British pianist to sign to the label in almost 60 years. Benjamin’s most recent release - Dances – a recital album that presents a historically and stylistically varied offering of works influenced by dance, won the BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award 2015. During his sensational career to date, Benjamin has also received Gramophone’s ‘Young Artist of the Year’ and ‘Instrumental Award’, a Classic Brits ‘Critics Award’, UK ‘Critics Circle Award’ for Exceptional Young Talent and a Diapason d’Or ‘Jeune Talent’ Award. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 51




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GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, M


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Debuts Principal Trumpet STUART STEPHENSON made his shining Atlanta Symphony Orchestra solo debut Jan. 5 performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with Peter Oundjian conducting.

The piece requires both virtuosic deftness and the ability to give lyric passages a well-rounded vocal quality. Stephenson’s performance afforded both with a smooth fleetness to the technical displays, especially in his acrobatic cadenza, and well-shaped phrasing in the many cantabile passages.” –Mark Gresham, ArtsATL

BRENDA TURNER, who has been with the ASO part-time since 2016, was named Associate Director of Individual Giving. Brenda will oversee Patron Partnership, broad-based giving and Robert Shaw Room management. Brenda is also a member of the ASO Chamber Chorus. TYRONE J. WEBB is the new Manager of Education and Community Engagement and will also oversee the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Community Music School. He received his Masters in Music from Emory University in 2013, and his undergraduate degree in Music from Morehouse College in 2011. Tyrone also currently sings with the Atlanta Opera Chorus. 58 | @AtlantaSymphony | 38




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he Orchestra donor list includes donations made since June 1, 2015. This list represents those among us who have been transformed by music, whether during one evening or over the course of a lifetime. Those who understand the Orchestra’s role in providing music education across our schools, enhancing our quality of life and being a beacon of Atlanta’s cultural sophistication for the entire world. On behalf of your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – musicians, volunteers, and staff – we thank you for playing such an important part in the music we work so passionately to create and share. Bravo!


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Kendeda Fund

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Ann Marie & John B White, Jr.* Charlie and Dorothy Yates Family Fund


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

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ASO | support Appassionato Donors who give to the Annual Fund at the Appassionato level ($10,000 - $24,999) enjoy the benefits of the Patron Partnership, while also having opportunities receive VIP personal ticketing and reservation concierge, exclusive access to artists’ events, and recognition as a concert sponsor.

$25,000+ Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. The Antinori Foundation The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mary & John Brock Connie & Merrell Calhoun City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Lynn Eden Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Betty Sands Fuller Fulton County Arts Council Mr. Judah S. Gudelsky Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Harris Miller & Deborah Kahn The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* One Museum Place Victoria & Howard Palefsky Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mrs. William A. Schwartz Southern Company Gas Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Surdna Foundation The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation The UPS Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Mrs. Sue S. Williams

$17,500+ A Friend of the Symphony CBH International, Inc. The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Caroline & Joe O’Donnell Sunny Park

The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Adair & Dick White

$15,000+ Keith Adams & Kerry Heyward Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Wright & Alison Caughman Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Harry & Wendy Cynkus Cari Dawson & John Sparrow William M. Graves Jason & Carey Guggenheim/ Boston Consulting Group Clay & Jane Jackson Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* James H. Landon Donna Lee & Howard Ehni Karole & John Lloyd Meghan & Clarke Magruder Ken & Carolyn Meltzer Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr.* Dr.** & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Piedmont National Family Foundation Patty & Doug Reid Betsy & Lee Robinson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Rubright Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Jeffrey Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Loren & Gail Starr Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Alison & Joe Thompson Trapp Family John & Ray Uttenhove Kathy N. Waller

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

$10,000+ A Friend of the Symphony Allstate Alston & Bird Julie & Jim Balloun Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Alexandra & Brett Blumencranz Mr. David Boatwright The Breman Foundation, Inc. The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation John W. Cooledge In honor of Norman Mackenzie by Janet Davenport Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio Marcia & John Donnell Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power Foundation The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Ms. Jeannie Hearn Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz Roya & Bahman Irvani Kirk & Kim Jamieson Sarah & Jim Kennedy Mr.** & Mrs.** Donald Keough Kimberly-Clark Corporation King & Spalding Mr. Louis G. Lane Pat & Nolan Leake Lenox Square a Simon Mall Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Mr. John A. Sibley III Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Ticketmaster Turner Foundation, Inc. Chilton & Morgan Varner Mrs. Virginia S. Williams | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 61

ASO | support the patron partnership Members of the Patron Partnership give $2,000–$9,999 to the Annual Fund and enjoy all the benefits of the Conductor’s Circle, as well as others, that include invitations to Insiders’ Evenings and Symphony Nightcaps, access to the Robert Shaw Room, and opportunities to sit onstage during a rehearsal.

2016-17 committee Belinda Massafra Chair Kristi Allpere Vice-Chair, Programs Helga Beam Vice-Chair, Annual Fund

June Scott Vice-Chair, Communications & Newsletter Editor Deedee Hamburger Programs Committee Member Judy Hellriegel Annual Fund Committee Member

Cindy Jeness Communications Committee Member Milt Shlapak Member-at-Large Sally Parsonson Communications Committee Member

Peter Stelling Programs Committee Member Jonne Walter Annual Fund Committee Member Marcia Watt Communications Committee Member


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Lubo Fund Belinda & Gino Massafra Mary Ruth McDonald* Walter W. Mitchell Morgens West Foundation Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Franca G. Oreffice Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Margaret H. Petersen In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves George S. Ridenhour, Jr. Vicki & Joe Riedel S.A. Robinson Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer John T. Ruff Shipt Beverly & Milton Shlapak Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Hamilton & Mason Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Peter James Stelling

Mrs. C. Preston Stephens John & Yee-Wan Stevens Lou & Dick Stormont Edward & Jean Stroetz Burton Trimble Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Robert Wenger & Susan Carney Joan N. Whitcomb Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Suzanne Bunzl Wilner

Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Rita & Herschel Bloom Cobb EMC Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Sally & Carl Gable Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Robert & Sherry Johnson Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini

$5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 5 Mr. & Mrs. John Allan Asad Bashey Jack & Helga Beam Bell Family Foundation for Hope, Inc. Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Patricia & William Buss Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner

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

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$2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 4 Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Ms. Mary Allen William Allgood & Gloria Jones The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation Rod & Leslie Aycox Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. & Mrs. David Bakken Lisa & Joe Bankoff Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson John & Susan Bertram Shirley Blaine Leon Borchers Ronald and Gayle Breakstone Martha S. Brewer Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Harriett Brock & Erich Ledermann Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Karen & Rod Bunn Drs. Aubrey & Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Alison & Chuck Carlin Ms. Julie Chautin Ruth & Mark Coan Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Ralph & Rita Connell Jean & Jerry Cooper Rebekah Cramer Edward and Susan Croft Mr. Philip A. Delanty Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Greg & Debra Durden Dieter Elsner The Elster Foundation Rosi Fiedotin

Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Mary D. Gellerstedt Mary George & Kenneth Molinelli Sally & Walter George Caroline Gilham Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Carl & Anne Grafton Mrs. Louise Grant Joanne & Alex Gross Mr. & Mrs. George Gundersen* Mr. Gary Guy Harald R. Hansen* Phillip and Lisa Hartley John & Martha Head Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Kenneth R. Hey Mr.** & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. Sarah* & Harvey Hill James & Bridget Horgan Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Harry & Tatty Howard Henry Howell Dona & Bill Humphreys Mrs. James M. Hund JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Ann Rollins & James Jose James Kelly Dick & Georgia Kimball* Allyson M. Kirkpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter Mrs. Jo W. Koch David & Jill Krischer Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Lillian Balentine Law Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Olivia A. M. Leon Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey

Joanne Lincoln Hank Linginfelter Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Elvira & Jay Mannelly Ms. Erin M. Marshall Kay & John T. Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Terry McGehee & Sheila Hunt Kathryn McGrew Dr. Larry V. McIntire Mr. Justin R. McLain Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Anna & Hays Mershon Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Rebecca P. Moon Gregory Moore Lilot S. Moorman & Jeffrey B. Bradley Janice & Tom Munsterman Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Murphy* Ann A. Nable Melanie & Allan Nelkin Gary & Peggy Noble Charles & Dona O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Charles O’Brien III Galen & Lynn Oelkers Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin Peach State Truck Centers Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Mary Kay & Gene Poland* Kathy Powell Tom & Mary Quigley Leonard Reed Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Roger and Lynn Ritvo Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers

Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue The Gary W. Rollins Foundation Jane & Rein Saral Nancy & Henry Shuford Helga Hazelrig Siegel Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Kay & Alex Summers Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Swartz Elliott & Elaine Tapp George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Mrs. William J. Thompson Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Sheila L. Tschinkel Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Frank Vinicor, M.D. Vogel Family Foundation Alan & Marcia Watt* Dr. Nanette K. Wenger David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell Winch & Mark Elberfeld Mary Lou Wolff Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates Camille Yow | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 63

ASO | support henry sopkin circle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Named for the Orchestra’s founding Music Director, the Henry Sopkin Circle recognizes individuals who have included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in their will or estate plans. Members enjoy special events and benefits throughout the season, including the Annual Henry Sopkin Circle Luncheon. Anonymous (21) Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. John E. Aderhold Mr. & Mrs. William Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Mr.** & Mrs. Sol Blaine W. Moses Bond Mr.** & Mrs. Robert C. Boozer Elinor A. Breman James C. Buggs Mr. & Mrs.** Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke Patricia & William Buss Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Lenore Cicchese* Margie & Pierce** Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Robert Boston Colgin Dr. John W. Cooledge John R. Donnell Pamela Johnson Drummond Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Elizabeth R. Etoll Brien P. Faucett Dr. Emile T. Fisher A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink Betty & Drew** Fuller Sally & Carl Gable William & Carolyn Gaik

Mr.** & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Billie & Sig** Guthman James & Virginia Hale Sally & Paul** Hawkins John & Martha Head Mary Virginia Hearn** Barbara & John** Henigbaum Richard E. Hodges, Jr. Pat & Chuck Holmes Mr.** & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Jim** & Barbara Hund Clayton F. Jackson Mary B. James Calvert Johnson Herb** & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Robert Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen** Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff** James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy Russell Lee & Gary Lee, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. William C. Lester Liz & Jay** Levine Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Joanne Lincoln Jane Little** Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham

Linda & John Matthews Dr. Michael S. McGarry John & Clodagh Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Amy W. Norman Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard** & Sandra Palay Sally & Pete Parsonson Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mr.** & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram 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 June & John Scott Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Charles H. Siegel** Hamilton & Mason Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Gail & Loren Starr Peter James Stelling C. Mack** & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret** & Randolph** Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr.

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Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Adair & Dick White Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil** Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.** & Mrs.** Charles R. Yates

You can leave a legacy of music. For more information call 404.733.4839 or visit


conductor’s circle The Conductor’s Circle includes donors who give $1,000 - $1,999 to the Annual Fund and enjoy coupons to the Symphony Store and Table 1280, complimentary tickets to an ASYO performance, and invitations to travel with the Symphony. A Friend of the Symphony Ann & Ed Abrams Ms. Margaret Allen Anonymous Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. Julian Bene & Dr. Amy Lederberg Paul & Linnea Bert Susan & Jack Bertram Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Mr. Robert Buck Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Mr. Nicolas Collins Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Mrs. Lavona Currie Mr. & Mrs. Michael Delaney Ms. Elaine A. Dittmar Ms. Carol Lynn Eden Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Judge & Mrs. Jack Etheridge

Mr. & Mrs. Clayton H. Farnham Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Anne Marie Gary Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Githens Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. James David Hayes Mrs. Ann J. Herman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Alan & Lucy Hinman Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Hooker Mr. Tom H. Hoover In Memory Of Byron P. Harris Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. & Mrs. Alex Isakov The LMJ Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kahn The Philip I. Kent Foundation Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan

Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Mr. Van R. Lear J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Mrs. William C. Lester* Elizabeth J. Levine Dr. Jonathan Lewin Mr. Douglas E. Magruder Nancy & Larry Mansfield Luis Maza Clive McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy Miss Joey A. McCraw Mrs. & Mrs. Tom Merkling* Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Luine B. Miller Mr. John Morris & Mrs. Suzanne Kasler-Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norris The Parham Fund

Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Bill & Bamby Ray Mr. Leonard B. Reed Dr. Susan Reef Ms. Kristin S. Rinne Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schultz Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Claire Sterk & Mr. Kirk Elifson Beth & Edward Sugarman Carolyn & Tom Thorsen Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Jeremy S. Uchitel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Voss Mrs. Ruthie Watts Thomas R. Webb Brooke & Winston Weinmann Russell F. Winch H. & T. Yamashita* Dr. & Mrs. William Yang Herbert & Grace Zwerner | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 65

Each year the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches more than

70,000 students and families

Talent Development Program, Music for the Very Young, Family Concert Series and Family Days at the Woodruff Arts Center. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has introduced more than


BY T H E N U M B E R S PRICELESS: generous support of donors & sponsors The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs more than

150 concerts each year.

Talent Development Program students who have gone on to major in music > More than


students in grades eight to twelve have been members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra since its founding in 1974.

children in Georgia

to symphonic music through Concerts for Young People since 1954.


The Atlanta Youth Symphony (predecessor to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) performed its first concert on February 2, with Music Director Henry Sopkin.

through an array of programming, including Concerts for Young People, The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra,


Music Directors who have led the Orchestra



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Music and More The Robert Shaw Room — a special place to converse with fellow music lovers, meet the Orchestra Musicians or simply enjoy a cocktail with old and new friends! The Robert Shaw Room, the VIP Donor Lounge and Dining Room, is open for cocktails and dinner prior to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances in Atlanta Symphony Hall, as well as for cocktails and complimentary coffee during intermission. Open to donors of $2,500 and above. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 67

musicians’ endowment Robert Spano, John B. White, Jr., Co-Chairs The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is very happy to announce that we have surpassed our $25 Million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign goal, nearly two years ahead of schedule. A special thanks to The Delta Air Lines Foundation for their generous pledge of $2.5 Million, along with all of the generous individuals, foundations and corporations listed below, who helped the Orchestra achieve this critically important milestone. The Musicians’ Endowment will permanently endow 11 positions in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and strengthen our foundation to ensure that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra remains a strong cultural presence in the Atlanta community for generations to come.

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Betty Gage Holland Anonymous, in honor of Betty Fuller Anonymous, in honor of Terence L. Neal Connie & Merrell Calhoun

The Delta Air Lines Foundation Sally & Carl Gable Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

Estate of Cora Nunnally Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson

Betty & Robert Balentine Patty & Doug Reid Estate of Michael McDowell The Antinori Foundation The Besse Johnson & George Blanton Allen Foundation Mrs. Hugh M. Chapman Marty & John Gillin

The Kendeda Fund Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The UPS Foundation Wells Fargo

Clay & Jane Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt T. Johnson Massey Charitable Trust The Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund The Sumgullion Charitable Fund

David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Powell Charitable Trust Susan & Tom Wardell Sue Williams

Mrs. Azira Hill Joyce & Henry Schwob Brenda & Charles Moseley Mr. John A. Sibley III Victoria & Howard Palefsky Chilton & Morgan Varner

The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc.

The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation The Robert S. Elster Foundation

Don Carson Dr. John Cooledge Nancy D. Gould Elizabeth J. Levine

Bill & Rachel Schultz The Trapp Family Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.

Jan & Gus Bennett Terri & Jim Coil D. D. Conrad Arnika & Stephen Dawkins Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler

Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Hines V Pat & Nolan Leake Dr. & Mrs. William M. McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. John W. Scott

Estate of Chip Siegel Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel Mr. & Mrs. Mason W. Stephenson Liz & Mike Troy

Mr. & Mrs. John Allen Mr. & Mrs. William B. Fryer Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hays

Lynn & Galen Oelkers Margo Brinton & Eldon Park The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. John C. Staton, Jr. Adair & Dick White

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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 38 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.


$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation / Rhonda and Dan Cathy Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

Spray Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Teammates and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Terra Foundation for American Art Wells Fargo

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family PwC, Partners & Employees

Patty and Doug Reid The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$300,000+ Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Forward Arts Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough King & Spalding, Partners & Employees UPS Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ EY, Partners & Employees Invesco Ltd. KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Turner wish Foundation

Woodruff Circle & Patron Circle donations made: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 69


A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT&T Georgia-Pacific Corporation Estate of Jeannie Hearn Beth and Tommy Holder Jane and Clayton Jackson Jones Day Foundation & Employees Sarah and Jim Kennedy Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Estate of Amy Norman Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Margaret and Terry Stent Tull Charitable Foundation


1180 Peachtree A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Alston & Bird LLP The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori BB&T Joe and Alexis Best III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Equifax, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council The Howell Fund, Inc. Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Shirley Rivers The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Mrs. Sue Williams


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre HerbertAllen / Allen & Company AmericasMart Atlanta The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Lucinda W. Bunnen Barbara and Steve Chaddick City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Ann and Jeff Cramer Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Carol and Paul Garcia Helen C. Griffith Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Emily and Carl Knobloch Morgens West Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company The Pittulloch Foundation Margaret and Bob Reiser The Richman Family Foundation Southern Company Gas

Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund WestRock Company Woodruff Arts Center Employees


Alexander Babbage, Inc. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Frances B. Bunzl Cisco Edgerton Foundation New American Plays The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation North Highland Publix Super Market Charities Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Triad Foundation, Inc.


Akris ALPLA Susan and Richard Anderson Assurant Atlanta Braves Birch Communications Kenny and Nancy Blank Bloomberg The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Crawford & Company Katie and Reade Fahs Ellen and Howard Feinsand The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. Paul and Kate Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company The Graves Foundation The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Isdell Family Foundation Mr. Michael Kaufmann John C. Keller The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust NCR Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation One Museum Place Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Bank Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried Chip and Sharon Shirley The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Stores United Distributors, Inc. voestalpine Waffle House Susan and Tom Wardell Elizabeth and Chris Willett Joni Winston


A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Accenture LLP Ms. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell Adams, Jr. Allstate Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Spring and Tom Asher Atlanta Marriott Marquis AVYVE Axiall Corporation The Balloun Family Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney BNY Mellon Wealth Management Mr. Charles Brady John and Mary Brock John and Rosemary Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Bert and Cathy Clark Cobb EMC Community Foundation Cousins Properties Inc. Sherri and Jesse Crawford Creative Industries Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Elaine and Erroll Davis Marcia and John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Lynn Eden Brooke and Rod Edmond Emory University Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Charlotte R. Garson Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund GMT Capital Corporation David and Carolyn Gould Grant Thornton LLP Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony Greene Judah S. Gudelsky Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. James B. Hannan The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Heineken USA Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes

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Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Infor Global Solutions Jim Cox, Jr. Fund JLL Katie and West Johnson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough The Klaus Family Foundation Malinda and David Krantz Lisa & Ron Brill Charitable Trust Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Harris N. Miller and Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Mueller Water Products, Inc. Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Newell Brands Novelis, Inc. Barbara and Sanford Orkin Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. John R. Paddock, PhD and Karen M. Schwartz, PhD Vicki and John Palmer Beth and David Park Sally and Pete Parsonson Mrs. Martha Pentecost Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant Porsche Cars North America Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Printpack PulteGroup, Inc. Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Dan and Garnet Reardon Richard Gray Gallery, LLC Rocket Camp Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell Alyson and Greg Rogers Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Phil Sadler Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy Bill and Rachel Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff ServiceNow Siemens Smith & Howard, P.C. Mrs. Lessie Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company

$25,000+ Continued

Karen and John Spiegel Jeffrey Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler State Bank & Trust Company Mr. David Stockert and Ms. Cameron Ives Swarovski Greer and Alex Taylor Sally G. Tomlinson Total Wine & More Transwestern TriMont Real Estate Advisors Troutman Sanders LLP The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG Walter Clay Hill and Family Foundation Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Rod Westmoreland Joan N. Whitcomb Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Loraine P. Williams Wilmington Trust Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Estate of Dorothy M. Yates Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre A Friend of the High Museum of Art (3) A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Alice S. Powers Irrevocable Trust Alvarez & Marsal Amec Foster Wheeler Yum and Ross Arnold Neal K. Aronson Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance Company/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Atlantic Trust Company Barbara and Ron Balser Bank of North Georgia/ Synovus Financial Corp Lisa and Joe Bankoff Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia Missy and Roland Boney Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal

The Boston Consulting Group Jim and Lisa Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Breman Foundation, Inc. Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Bryan Cave Burr & Forman LLP Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. Center Family Foundation The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Chubb Susan and Carl Cofer Brian and Melinda Corbett Barbara and Lee Coulter Ann and Tom Cousins W. Scott Creasman Marjorie and Carter Crittenden Michelle and David Crosland Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Harry and Wendy Cynkus Mr. and Mrs. James C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Davis Cari Katrice Dawson and John Martin Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dixon Margaret and Scott Dozier Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole and Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Nick Franz The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Betty Sands Fuller Gas South, LLC Doris and Matthew Geller Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Crown Distributing Company Greg and Lillian Giornelli Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sara Goza Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mr. Kenneth Haines

Harry Norman Realtors Sara and Jeff Hehir Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Catherine and Rob Hutchinson Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Roya and Bahman Irvani Mrs. Maribeth M. Jameson and Mr. L. Norwood Jameson Liza and Brad Jancik Lou Brown Jewell John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation Mary and Neil Johnson Robert and Sherry Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer James and Lori Kilberg Kimberly-Clark Corporation Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Wendy and Scott Kopp Kurt P. Kuehn and Cheryl Davis L & C Wood Family Foundation James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Elaine L. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Levy Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Meghan and Clarke Magruder Chip Mann and Bill Gilmore Larry and Lisa Mark Mr. and Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Margot and Danny McCaul Ken and Carolyn Meltzer Merrill Lynch—Buckhead Anna and Hays Mershon MGM Resorts International Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Morgan Stanley-Atlanta Private Wealth Management Northwestern Mutual/ Northwestern Benefit Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Stephen and Marjorie Osheroff Sunny Park Karen and Richard Parker Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Perkins & Will, Inc. Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Piedmont National Family Foundation Post Properties Inc. PRGX Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Raymond James Financial, Inc. Travis Reed and Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Regal Entertainment Group Betsy and Lee Robinson Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms To Go Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Rubenstein Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Mark and Linda Silberman Skanska USA Inc. The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Elise and Nick Spina Staging Directions Loren and Gail Starr Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles and Delores Stephens Les Stumpff and Sandy Moon Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Triska Drake Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Alison and Joe Thompson Rosemarie and David Thurston Trapp Family The Trillist Companies, Inc./ YOO on the Park Mr. and Mrs. Rhett L. Turner US Bank John and Ray Uttenhove Veritiv Verizon Wireless Paul E. Viera and Gail O’Neill Patrick and Susie Viguerie Reggie and Kim Walker Kathy N. Waller Leigh and Tim Walsh Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Adair and Dick White Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Williams James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Willis Towers Watson The Winstead Group Dina Woodruff Mike Wright - Harry Norman, Realtors Yancey Bros. Co Mary and Bob Yellowlees | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

ASO | staff EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament Executive Director Jamie Anderson, Executive Assistant Alvinetta CookseyWyche Executive Services Office Assistant ARTISTIC Evans Mirageas Vice President for Artistic Planning & Operations Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Ken Meltzer Insider & Program Annotator Scott O’Toole Artistic Assistant Bob Scarr Archives Program Manager DEVELOPMENT Toni Paz Director of Development Jessica Langlois Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects Jordan Keegan Development Assistant Nancy Field Grants Manager Brenda Turner Associate Director of Individual Giving

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS KC Commander Marketing Coordinator Elizabeth Daniell Communications Coordinator Adam Fenton Director of Multimedia Technology Tammy Hawk Director of Communications Robert Phipps Publications Director SALES & REVENUE MANAGEMENT Russell Wheeler Senior Director of Sales & Revenue Management Melanie Kite Director of Subscriptions & Patron Services Jordan Ealey Patron Services Manager Pamela Kruseck Manager of Group Sales & Tourism Jesse Pace Patron Services Manager Gokul Parasuram Group & Corporate Sales Assistant Robin Smith Subscription & Education Sales Christopher Stephens Corporate Sales Manager

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Holly Hudak Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement Kaitlin Gress Manager, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Tiffany I. M. Jones Managing Producer of Educational Concerts Ruthie Miltenberger Manager of Family Programs Adrienne Thompson Manager, Talent Development Program Tyrone Webb Manager of Education and Community Programs OPERATIONS Russell Williamson Senior Orchestra Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Richard Carvlin Stage Manager Christopher McLaughlin Orchestra Operations Manager Kourtnea Stevenson Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Susanne Watts Orchestra Personnel Manager

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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Susan Ambo Chief Financial Officer Peter Dickson Senior Accountant Kimberly Hielsberg Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Stephen Jones Symphony Store Shannon McCown Office Manager April Satterfield Controller ASO PRESENTS Nicole Epstein Managing Producer of ASO Presents Brian Crosby Assistant Managing Producer & Scheduling Manager Lisa Eng Multimedia Creative Manager Christine Lawrence Box Office Manager Clay Schell Consultant Will Strawn Marketing Coordinator

corporate & government | support

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. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 73

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

SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000 Tuesday - Saturday noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis. All single-ticket sales are final. Order any time, 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.

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open Tuesday - Saturday noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Please note: No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs are subject to change.

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

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 404.733.4262 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.

The ASO invites donors who contribute at least $2,500 annually to become members of this private dining room for cocktails and dining on concert evenings — private rentals available. Call 404.733.4860.


Concert Hotline (Recorded info) 404.733.4949 Symphony Hall Box Office 404.733.5000 Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404.733.5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404.733.4800 Group Sales 404.733.4848 Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4865 (Volunteers) Educational Programs 404.733.4870 Youth Orchestra 404.733.5038 Box Office TTD Number 404.733.4303 Services for People 404.733-5000 with Special Needs 404.733.4800 Lost and Found 404.733.4225 Symphony Store 404.733.4345 Donations & Development 404.733.4262

All programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are accessible to people with disabilities. Please call the box office (404.733.5000) to make advance arrangements.

SYMPHONY STORE The Symphony Store is now open directly adjacent to the Robert Shaw Room and Delta SKY360º Club. The store is open before, during and after most concerts.

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Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®


bohème Puccini october 3, 6, 9, 11, 2015

JAN 29/31/FEB 1

March 11–29

Family Series on the Alliance Stage


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Robert Spano Music Director Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

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Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®


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March 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 2016


The Rite of Spring MAR 13/15/16

Nov. 21–Dec. 24, 2014

Family Series on the Alliance Stage


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Robert Spano Music Director Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor


Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®

Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®

FEB 27/28/ MAR 1 NIELSEN: Violin Concerto


Jan. 21–Feb. 22, 2015



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May 2012

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Robert Spano Music Director Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®

F O X T H E AT R E . O R G | E N C O R E AT L A N TA . C O M

JAN 23/25/26 2012 Musical America MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR



APR 24/26

BRITTEN: Piano Concerto

Family Series on the Alliance Stage

Feb. 22–March 16, 2014

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ASO | calendar MAR 9/11

MAR 2/4 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Dreamtime Ancestors SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre Robert Spano, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin

Benjamin Beilman, violin

MAR 9/11 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 Michael Stern, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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Violin Concerto MAR 2/4

MAR 10 | Fri: 6:30pm | Casual Friday Michael Stern, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 MAR 12 | Sun: 3pm | Family Concert PETER & THE WOLF AND FRIENDS Joseph Young, conductor MAR 17/18 | Fri: 8pm/Sat: 2&8pm Delta POPS! CHERISH THE LADIES Michael Krajewski, conductor


17/18 MAR 19 | Sun: 3pm | ASYO CRESCENDO CONCERT MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition Joseph Young, conductor

MAR 23/25 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Creation/Creator Robert Spano, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Thomas Cooley, tenor Nmon Ford, baritone Evan Boyer, bass Shannon Eubanks, narrator Steven Cole, narrator Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

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Creation/ Creator

MAR 76 | @AtlantaSymphony | 23/25





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