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s the 2016-17 season draws to a close, I want to thank each of you for your incredible support during this transformative year. From exceeding our $25 million Musicians’ Endowment Fund goal nearly two years early, to welcoming 10 brilliant new musicians, to welcoming a record number of new subscribers, there is much to celebrate this season. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is strong, thanks to your support! This is also a time of celebration, new beginnings and transition for valued members of the ASO family. We welcome Howard Palefsky as Chairman of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. Howard and his wife Vicki have given generously of their time, talents and treasure for many years, and it is our honor to recognize their generosity at our premiere fundraising event, our Symphony Ball, on September 9. Howard succeeds Kirk Jamieson, who has been a wonderful friend and guiding force for the institution. On behalf of all of us, I thank Kirk for his dedication and service to the Orchestra, and thank Howard for taking on this new role. This season Joseph Young completes the final year of his three-year engagement as the Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. To see Joseph conduct, be sure to join us for the ASYO finale concert on Mothers’ Day, May 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Symphony Hall, and for the Orchestra’s annual concert in Piedmont Park on June 15, at 7:30 p.m., presented by Bank of America and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation. Joseph has been a tireless advocate and leader of our education efforts and we thank him for all of his contributions to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition to welcomes and farewells, we celebrate five members of the Orchestra who are marking their 25th season with us. Please join me in applauding violinists Chris Pulgram, Jay Christy, David Dillard and Raymond Leung, and oboist Yvonne Powers Peterson on this remarkable achievement. In April, Music Director Robert Spano released a new recording on the ASO Media label featuring two of his new compositions, with Robert himself at the keyboard. The album, rooted in the philosophical and divine nature of creativity, consists of his Hölderlin-Lieder cycle (2013) featuring ASO family member, soprano Jessica Rivera; and Sonata: Four Elements for piano solo. Visit the Symphony Store to pick up your copy today. We have a wonderful opportunity for you to double your gift to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. An anonymous donor has made a generous gift to stimulate new and increased giving to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Give between now and May 31, the end of our fiscal year, and the impact of your gift will be doubled. For more information, please contact a member of our development team at 404.733.4839. In the end, it is the people that make the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra special. We are so delighted that you have chosen to be a part of this wonderful musical family. With gratitude, Jennifer Barlament Executive Director 6 | @AtlantaSymphony |


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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 Cycle. 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 Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with the ASO and ASO Chamber Chorus. With a discography of critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, Robert Spano has won six Grammy Awards with the Atlanta Symphony. Spano is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University and Oberlin. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and lives in Atlanta.

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

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 Sunny K. Park E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Ronda Respess* James Rubright William Schultz

John Sibley W. Ross Singletary II Paul Snyder John Sparrow Gail Ravin Starr Joseph M. Thompson† Ray Uttenhove S. Patrick Viguerie Mark D. Wasserman Dr. James Wells 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 David Dillard John Meisner Eleanor Kosek Christopher Ruth Ann Little Pulgram Thomas O’Donnell Carol Ramirez Ronda Respess Juan Ramirez Frank Walton Olga Shpitko 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 •

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

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

ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach

HORN Brice Andrus Principal The Betty Sands Fuller Chair Susan Welty Associate Principal Ernesto Tovar Torres Jaclyn Rainey Bruce Kenney

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

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

TROMBONE Samuel Schlosser • Principal The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Zgonc Second/Associate Principal Brian Hecht BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht The Home Depot Veterans Chair 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

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“Performing in the concert is just a gift” CYN DEBOLD

“… it lifts your spirits…” LINDA MORGAN

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“The emotional capacity that this chorus produces …can’t be found in any other ensemble I’m aware of anywhere in the world” MICHAEL PARKER

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t sounds utterly insane, and a job posting like that would be unlikely to get many responses. But a spot in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, which has always operated on an entirely volunteer basis, remains one of the most coveted positions for singers in the city, and well beyond. Dedicated singers make the weekly drive from Augusta, Chatsworth, Griffin, LaGrange, and in some cases, from Alabama and South Carolina. Once accepted into the chorus, many members remain for years, if not decades. Being a chorus member requires hard work, time and dedication, all without compensation. So what keeps so many choristers motivated and coming back season after season, balancing demanding schedules with full-time jobs and personal responsibilities? Chorus members give many answers, but primary among them is a love of the music. Many members are professional musicians who volunteer their time to be part of the renowned ASO Chorus. And as legendary Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Shaw, who founded the ASO Chorus in 1970, would remind “non-professional” members, the word “amateur” applies only in the best | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

and truest sense of the word. Simply put, they do what they do because they love it. “I just love the music making and being around all these people that love music,” says Arietha Lockhart, a soprano who joined the chorus in 1983 under Shaw. “It doesn’t matter whether we get paid or not. We love what we do. We are serious music-makers, and if the music requires us to do things a certain way or it takes a long time to learn, we do it.” The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus meets regularly for rehearsals on Monday evenings and every night the week leading up to a choral concert. It takes anywhere from six to twelve weeks to learn a new piece. It’s a slow, painstaking process that begins with practicing the notes bit by bit, slowly adding in dynamics, color and finally the text before rehearsing with the orchestra early in the concert week. “I love music, I love performing,” says Edgie Wallace, a flight attendant who has sung baritone with the ASO Chorus for 21 seasons. “It’s just been a joy. I build my life around chorus and save my vacation time for rehearsal week.” In any given season, members of the ASO Chorus volunteer 78 evenings, or 234 hours of rehearsal and performance time. ASO Chorus members who are also members of the ASO Chamber Chorus devote 89 evenings, or approximately 287 hours. Balancing the demands of chorus with the demands of daily life isn’t always easy, members say, but the rewards of creating music together make it all worthwhile. “After a busy day, you think ‘I have to drive downtown and go to Symphony Chorus,”

said Linda Morgan, who has sung first alto since 1972. “Then once you get there, and you start singing, it lifts your spirits. It’s the whole experience of starting on a piece, woodshedding it and really getting into the meat of it. There’s a commonality. We come from varying backgrounds, and we’re all there for this single purpose.” Many chorus members say they value the friendships they’ve made in the chorus over the years, but they’re also quick to point out that a chorus rehearsal is anything but a social occasion. There’s time for light socializing during breaks, but rehearsals themselves are serious business. “We start on time at 7:30,” says Andrew Gee, a pastoral counselor who has sung second bass in the chorus since 1993. “It’s all business for the whole rehearsal. By the time we’re finished, everybody is ready to go home.” In the end, singing in the chorus is about the opportunity to create music as part of a community, Gee says. “For me it’s a musical experience, it’s a spiritual experience, it’s a cultural experience, it’s a communal experience with the chorus members, the audience and the city,” he says. “People know that they’re doing something greater than themselves.” “We’re in there working hard to put the music together, but when you have the opportunity to really make music it makes everything you’ve worked on for the past month and a half so worth it,” says Cyn DeBold, who works as a case manager for Farmers Insurance when she’s not singing second alto for the ASO Chorus, which she’s done since 1983.

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“Performing in the concert is just a gift. It’s so much fun.” Baritone David Hansen, who has sung with the chorus for over three decades, even as he’s met the busy demands of working in federal housing for the elderly, handicapped and disabled and also acting as director of choral music at Redeemer Lutheran Church, points out that for many dedicated chorus members, participation is often more like a compulsion than a choice. “We are the only outfit that works at this level,” he says. “For someone who is a chorus musician, you simply have to do it. People don’t get into music because they have a choice. This is not a hobby, it is not a softball team. You do it because you have to. You do give up a lot to do it. There’s a profound sense of duty that goes along with it.” A commitment to perpetuating the legacy of Robert Shaw is a strong motivating factor for many longtime chorus members. Shaw is legendary for having developed choral teaching techniques and performance standards that are now world-renowned. His commitment and artistry are perpetuated in the chorus through the singers and also through the leadership of current Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie, who acted as principal accompanist and assistant choral conductor under Shaw. “The term that always comes to mind is ‘well-oiled machine,’” says Nick Jones, who has sung with the chorus since 1970 when it was formed, first as a tenor before moving into the baritone section. “It’s bigger than the sum of its parts. When we come together and work together to make this music, and suddenly, we’re all doing the same thing at the same time, there’s a unanimity of purpose, of action, of effect that is just mind-

blowing.” “I owe my existence to this chorus,” says soprano Meg Granum, a claim she can make without exaggeration. Her parents were both in the chorus in the 1980s and first got to know each other carpooling to Atlanta from their homes in Athens. “They started dating, fell in love, got married. And here I am.” Granum is now in her fourth season with the ASO Chorus and says she finds the same sense of joy and satisfaction that her mom, a soprano, and her dad, a baritone, since retired, once did. “It’s the precision of the music,” she says. “It’s about working really hard and loving every minute of the process. It’s that feeling when we get on stage when we finally put everything together with the orchestra, the thrill o f everything lining up and the finesse that comes from a group this polished.” Tenor Michael Parker, a native Atlantan who has sung with the chorus for six seasons, says he grew up idolizing the ASO Chorus and Robert Shaw. Singing with the chorus now fulfills a lifelong dream. “All of my choral directors were Shaw devotees, and I learned all of the techniques,” he says. “It was something to look up to and aspire to. I really always wanted to be part of the chorus. There are still moments when I feel like a groupie. I feel like this fan that gets to play with the band.” “The emotional capacity that this chorus produces with the discipline they put into their singing, the unity of that sound, quite simply can’t be found in any other ensemble I’m aware of anywhere in the world.”


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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Delta is proud to celebrate more than 75 years as Atlanta’s hometown airline. Delta’s community spirit worldwide continues to be a cornerstone of our organization. As a global airline, our mission is to continuously create value through an inclusive culture by leveraging partnerships and serving communities where we live and work. This includes not only valuing individual differences of race, religion, gender, nationality and lifestyle, but also managing and valuing the diversity of work teams, intracompany teams and business partnerships. Solo pianos used by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are gifts of the Atlanta Steinway Society and in memory of David Goldwasser. The Hamburg Steinway piano is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Rosi Fiedotin. The Yamaha custom six-quarter tuba is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Principal Tuba player Michael Moore from The Antinori Foundation. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra records for ASO Media. Other recordings of the Orchestra are available on the Argo, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Nonesuch, Philips, Telarc and Sony Classical labels. Media sponsors: WABE, WSB AM, and AJC. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.

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MAY 4/5/6 | 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, May 4 and Saturday, May 6, at 8:00pm, and Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30pm NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, Conductor DANIEL LAUFER, cello WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Serenade in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1787) 19MIN I. Allegro II. Romanze. Andante III. Menuetto and Trio. Allegretto IV. Rondo. Allegro

The concert of Friday, May 5, performed without intermission, features the Mozart, Couperin, and Haydn works.

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JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764) Suite from Les Indes galantes (1735) 20MIN I. Ouverture II. Air pour les Amours III. Tambourins IV. Prélude pour l’adoration du Soleil V. Air des Incas pour la devotion du Soleil VI. Orage et Air pour Borée VII. Airs pour Zéphire VIII. Danse du Grand Calumet de la Paix IX. Chaconne. Les Sauvages FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733) Pièces en Concert (arr. Paul Bazelaire)* 13MIN I. Prélude. Gravement II. Siciliène. Tendrement III. La Tromba. Gaiement IV. Plainte. Douloureusement V. Air du Diable. Vivement Daniel Laufer, cello INTERMISSION 20MIN FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809) Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (1795) 29MIN I. Adagio; Allegro II. Andante III. Menuet. Allegro IV. Finale. Spiritoso * This work is performed only on the concert of Friday, May 5.

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Serenade in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1787) WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, and died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1791. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is scored for first and second violins, violas, cellos, and basses.


fair amount of mystery surrounds Mozart’s Serenade in G, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Mozart’s own catalogue reflects that the work was completed on August 10, 1787, while the composer was in Vienna working on his opera, Don Giovanni. But we don’t know the circumstances surrounding the Serenade’s composition, or whether Eine kleine Nachtmusik was even performed during Mozart’s lifetime.

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It was Mozart himself who gave the serenade its famous title, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music). As was typical of 18th-century serenades, the work originally contained five movements, with an initial Minuet appearing between the opening Allegro and the Romanze. That movement appears to have been lost forever. In its familiar four-movement structure, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik is one of the composer’s most performed and beloved works. Eine kleine Nachtmusik begins with a spirited Allegro, opening with the famous ascending and descending fanfare-like motif. The second movement is an elegant Romance (Andante). A stately Minuet alternates with a sotto voce Trio section. The Rondo (Allegro) finale begins with an infectious, tripping motif that returns throughout. High spirits prevail, right to the buoyant final measures. Suite from Les Indes galantes (1735) JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU was baptized in Dijon, France, on September 25, 1683, and died in Paris, France, on September 12, 1764. The first performance of Les Indes galantes took place at the Paris Opéra on August 23, 1735. The Suite from Les Indes glantes is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, trumpet, timpani, percussion, harpsichord, and strings.


ean-Philippe Rameau’s second work for These are the First Classical the lyric stage, the “Heroic Ballet” Les Indes Subscription Concert Performances. galantes (The Galant Indies) premiered at the Paris Opéra on August 23, 1735. Rameau ultimately revised and expanded the work. Rameau’s operas, featuring highly expressive vocal writing, bold melodies, colorful instrumental sonorities, and harmonic daring, inspired a wide range of audience reaction, both positive and negative. Today, Rameau is universally recognized as one the early giants of the French lyric theater, and Les Indes galantes one of his finest works.

Les Indes galantes opens with a Prologue in which Hebe, daughter of Zeus, and Bellona, sister of Mars, quarrel. As a result of their argument, the youths of four nations—France, Spain, Italy, and Poland—are scattered about the globe. The remainder of the opera comprises four Entrées set, respectively, in an Island on the Indian Ocean, Peru, Persia, and the Amazonian forest. Each of the Entrées deals with romantic conflict and intrigue. In the finale Entrée, Les Sauvages (The Savages), the French, Spanish, and Amazonians make peace. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21

MAY 4/5/6 | program This concert features a Suite of excerpts from the complete score. I. Ouverture II. Air pour les Amours III. Tambourins IV. Prélude pour l’adoration du Soleil V. Air des Incas pour la devotion du Soleil VI. Orage et Air pour Borée VII. Airs pour Zéphire VIII. Danse du Grand Calumet de la Paix IX. Chaconne. Les Sauvages Pièces en Concert (arr. Paul Bazelaire)* FRANÇOIS COUPERIN was born in Paris, France, on November 10, 1668, and died there on September 11, 1733. In addition to the solo cello, the Pièces en Concert are scored for strings.


rançois Couperin was one of the greatest and most influential French musicians of his era. Couperin was a superb keyboard virtuoso, celebrated for his performances on the organ and harpsichord. While he was also prolific composer, Couperin is best remembered for his numerous works for harpsichord. He also wrote several treatises on keyboard performance. The 20th century cellist, pianist, composer, and teacher, Paul Bazelaire (1886-1958), arranged five pieces by Couperin for performance by solo cello and strings. Bazelaire’s charming arrangements have earned the affection of many superb cellists and their audiences. Musical Analysis I. Prélude. Gravement—The opening Prélude, in G minor, and to be played “solemnly,” features expressive and graceful writing for the soloist. II. Siciliène. Tendrement—The Siciliène (Italian, Siciliana) is a graceful, slow-tempo dance in 12/8 meter. The Siciliène, like the first movement, in G minor, features imitative episodes for the soloist and string ensemble. III. La Tromba. Gaiement—La Tromba (The Trumpet), cast in a lively 6/8 meter, contains numerous fanfare passages. IV. Plainte. Douloureusement—The fourth-movement Plainte (Lament), the longest of the five movements, is in A—B—A form. The muted solo cello and viola sing the flowing, dotted-rhythm melody. The first violins initiate the “B” section. The Lament concludes with a reprise of the opening. V. Air du Diable. Vivement—The work concludes with the lively Devil’s Air, a vigorous and puckish dance.

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Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (1795) FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN was born in Rohrau, Austria, on March 31, 1732, and died in Vienna, Austria, on May 31, 1809. The first performance of the Symphony No. 104 took place at the King’s Theatre in London, England, on May 4, 1795. The “London” Symphony is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


t was at the invitation of the German-born violinist, First Classical Subscription composer, and impresario, Johann Peter Salomon, Performance: December that Franz Joseph Haydn made two visits to London. 9, 1945, Henry Sopkin, Salomon offered Haydn a lucrative contract to Conductor. supervise a series of London concerts that would Most Recent Classical feature new works by the esteemed Austrian composer. Subscription Performances: On New Year’s Day, 1791, Haydn sailed to England. The April 14, 15, and 16, 2005, composer would remain in London until June 1792. It Robert Spano, Conductor. was the first of two visits to that city, the second lasting from February 1794 to August 1795. Haydn had long been revered in England, and the London public seized the opportunity to lavish its adulation upon the composer. Haydn acknowledged that the journeys to England provided him with the happiest years of his life. They were certainly years of tremendous productivity. Haydn composed numerous works for performance by the superb London musicians at his disposal. These compositions include various chamber and vocal pieces and twelve magnificent Symphonies (Nos. 93104). Collectively, the twelve “London” Symphonies form one of the great monuments of the Classical era. The premiere of the Symphony No. 104 (which also bears the individual nickname of “London”) occurred during a May 4, 1795 concert, held for Haydn’s benefit at the King’s Theater in the Haymarket. As the composer recalled: “The whole company was thoroughly pleased and so was I. I made four thousand Gulden on this evening. Such a thing is only possible in England.” Musical Analysis

The “London” Symphony opens with a dramatic slow-tempo introduction (Adagio), notable for its dotted rhythms, and arresting juxtaposition of dynamics. The motifs of the introduction foreshadow the thematic material of not just the opening movement, but of the entire work. After a brief pause, the first violins softly intone the opening theme of the principal Allegro, which soon erupts in a grand celebration. The slow-tempo second movement (Andante) is in A—B—A form, with two graceful episodes framing a more intense central passage. The third movement Minuet (Allegro) has a decidedly vigorous, rustic character. The central Trio, piano throughout, and featuring several woodwind solos, has a more elegant character. The movement concludes with a reprise of the robust Minuet. Over a drone bass, the first violins introduce the Finale’s (Spiritoso) principal theme, the origin of which has been traced to such diverse sources as a Croatian folk melody entitled “Oj Jelena,” and London street-hawkers’ cries of “Hot Cross Buns,” or even, perhaps, “Live Cod!” The melody serves as the basis for one of Haydn’s greatest finales, music brimming with energy, high spirits, and delightful surprises at every turn. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23

MAY 4/5/6 | artists NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, conductor


s he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan is recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. Last season marked his 30th year as Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale and he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony. STEVE J. SHERMAN

Best known as a baroque and classical specialist, McGegan’s approach— intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with many of the world’s major orchestras. At home in opera houses, McGegan shone new light on close to 20 Handel operas as the Artistic Director and conductor at the Göttingen Handel Festival for 20 years (1991-2001) and the Mozart canon as Principal Guest Conductor at Scottish Opera in the 1990’s. At the same time, he was principal conductor of the Drottningholm Opera in Sweden. His wide-ranging discography includes eight releases on Philharmonia’s label, Philharmonia Baroque Productions (PBP) including the 2011 Grammy® Award-nominated recording of Haydn Symphonies nos. 88, 101 and 104. McGegan has also recorded extensively with Capella Savaria, most recently releasing albums of Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Upcoming releases included Rameau’s opera Le Temple de la Gloire with PBO and the complete violin concertos of Mozart with Capella Savaria. English-born Nicholas McGegan was educated at Cambridge and Oxford. He is an honorary professor at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and also was given an honorary Doctorate of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2010, he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) “for services to music overseas.” He also was awarded the Verdienstkreuz (am bande) from Niedersachsen (Germany) in 2011. In 2016 he was the Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Harvard and is a frequent visitor to Yale. DANIEL LAUFER, cello


Associate Principal Cello Daniel Laufer joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in 1991.


Daniel Laufer began studying cello with his father, Wolfgang Laufer, former cellist of the Fine Arts Quartet. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Robert Marsh and performed as a soloist and chamber musician on two European tours with the International Music Program. Laufer continued his studies with his father and mother at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At age 18 he won a section position with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and joined a year later under Eduardo Mata. After two years with the DSO, Mr. Laufer joined the ASO as the Associate Principal Cello. A regular chamber music performer, Laufer was a founding member of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Program. He has performed at chamber music festivals, such as the Kfar Blum Chamber Music Festival in Israel, the Barge Chamber Music Series in New York, the Highlands Chamber Music 24 | @AtlantaSymphony |

MAY 4/5/6 | artists Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy, and the prestigious Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France. Mr. Laufer has collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Harada, Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, Alan Gilbert, James Ehnes, and Pinchas Zukerman, among others and has performed on many occasions as a guest with the Fine Arts Quartet both in the United States and abroad. As soloist, Mr. Laufer performed and recorded in 1991 Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos with his father and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for the Koss label. Other solo performances have taken place with the Dallas Symphony, a number of appearances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and numerous community orchestras over the years. Since 2012, he has enjoyed being associated with the Grand Teton Music Festival as Principal Cellist under Maestro Donald Runnicles and enjoying chamber music performances at the summer festival.

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MAY 11/13 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Concerts of Thursday, May 11, and Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor ATLANTA SYMPHONY CHAMBER CHORUS, NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses

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MOVING ARTISTS OF glo, LAURI STALLINGS, choreographer JAMES ALEXANDER, stage director DANIEL ARSHAM, scenography CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787) Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (1762) 110MIN Cast (in order of appearance): Orfeo: David Daniels, countertenor Amor: Janai Brugger, soprano Euridice: Susanna Phillips, soprano Act I— A grove of laurel and cypress trees, surrounding Eurydice’s tomb Scene I Scene II Act II Scene I— Before the entrance to Hades Scene II—The Elysian Fields Act III Scene I—A dark cavern Scene II Scene III— A magnificent temple, dedicated to Love These concerts are performed without intermission. English surtitles by Ken Meltzer

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (1762) CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK was born in Erasbach, Germany, on July 2, 1714, and died in Vienna, Austria, on November 15, 1787. The first performance of Orfeo ed Euridice took place at the Burgtheater in Vienna on October 5, 1762. Orfeo ed Euridice is scored for alto and two soprano solos, mixed chorus, two flutes, two oboes (both doubling English horn), clarinet, two bassoons, two horns, two cornets, three trombones, timpani, harp, harpsichord, and strings.


n 1761, German composer Christoph Willibald These are the First Classical Gluck, and Italian poet and librettist Ranieri de Subscription Concert Performances. Calzabigi met in Vienna. Both Gluck and Calzabagi were troubled by what they perceived as Italian opera’s preoccupation with artifice and vocal display at the expense of drama. A typical Italian-language opera of the time alternated recitatives and arias, with the occasional appearance of ensembles and choruses. The recitatives—pitched and sparely accompanied declamation—advanced the plot. The arias (predominantly in A—B—A form) provided the opera’s melodic content. The singer’s entrance was often preceded by an extended orchestral introduction, or ritornello. Focusing upon the character’s emotional state, the arias were designed to showcase the singer’s virtuoso technique, particularly with florid, bravura writing, and ornamentation of the vocal line. Indeed, it was not unusual for a singer to incorporate arias from another opera into the one he was then performing, if the artist felt they offered greater opportunities to display his vocal strengths. In his 1755 An Essay on the Opera, the Italian writer Francesco Algarotti offered these observations: arias are overwhelmed and disfigured by the ornaments in which they are increasingly embellished. The ritornellos that preceded them are much too long and often superfluous. In arias expressing rage, for example, verisimilitude is stretched to the breaking point: how can a man in a fit of rage wait with his hands in his belt until the aria’s ritornello is concluded before venting the passion seething within his heart? Gluck and Calzabigi vowed to attempt a reform of opera, and to fashion an approach to lyric theater that would give full value to both the musical and dramatic elements. The preface to the score of their 1767 opera, Alceste, sets forth Gluck’s (and Calzabigi’s) goals: I decided to divest it wholly of all the abuses which, introduced either by the ill-considered vanity of the singers or by the expressive indulgence of the composers, have for so long disfigured Italian opera…I thought I would restrict the music to its true function of serving the poetry in the expression and situations of the story, without chilling it with useless and superfluous ornaments…I decided not to stop an actor in the heat of the dialogue, forcing him to wait out a tedious instrumental introduction, nor to stop him in midsentence over a favourable vowel, nor to display the agility of his fine voice with a lengthy ornamental passage, nor to let the orchestra give him the time to catch his breath for a cadenza. I did not feel obliged to hurry through the second part of an aria, though it was the more impassioned and significant, in order to | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29

MAY 11/13 | program be able to repeat four times the words of the first part, finishing the aria where the sense was left unfinished, all so the singer might have the leisure to show the many ways in which he can vary a ornamental passage at will. Gluck and Calzabigi also pursued this artistic path in their first operatic collaboration, Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice). With a libretto by Calzabigi, and music by Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice premiered on October 5, 1762, at the Burgtheater in Vienna. On that occasion, the title role of Orpheus was performed by Gaetano Guadagni, a castrato (male alto), and by all accounts a first-rate vocalist and actor (while in England, he was coached by the great Shakespearean, David Garrick). In 1774, Gluck created a revised French-language version of his opera, with a tenor singing the role of Orpheus. Orphée et Euyridice premiered at the Paris Opéra on August 2, 1774. With the end of the castrato era in opera toward the close of the 18th century, the role of Orfeo became a vehicle for female artists (mezzo-soprano and alto), and later, male countertenors. Orfeo ed Euridice’s natural and expressive vocal writing, wed to a rich and varied orchestral palette that illuminates the drama, exerted a profound influence on such 18th-century composers as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. That influence continued into the 19th century. German opera composer Richard Wagner praised Gluck’s initiative: “he spoke out with consciousness and firm conviction the fitness and necessity of an expression answering to the text substratum, in aria and recitative…” French composer Hector Berlioz created his own performing version for a revival of Orphée et Euyridice, staged at the Paris ThéâtreLyrique in 1859. In his discussion of that production, Berlioz reminded us that while Gluck composed a work that had a profound and revolutionary impact upon opera, he also created a theatrical experience of surpassing beauty and emotional impact: What is genius? What is glory? What is beauty? I don’t know, and neither do you, Sir, nor you, Madam, any better than I. Only, it seems to me that if an artist has been able to create a work that in all ages can inspire sublime emotions and rouse lofty thoughts in the hearts of people who we believe to be superior by the refinement of their senses and the cultivation of their minds, then it seems to me that this artist has genius, that he is worthy of glory, that he has created beauty. Gluck was such an artist. Act I After the brief orchestral Overture, the curtain rises on a grove of laurel and cypress trees surrounding Eurydice’s tomb. The singer Orpheus, attended by nymphs and shepherds, mourns the death of his beloved wife. Cupid (Amor), the god of love, appears and tells Orpheus that Jupiter has taken pity upon his grief. Orpheus may descend into Hades and attempt to convince the demons to return Eurydice to him. However, if Orpheus either looks at or speaks to his wife while leading her from the underworld, he will lose Eurydice forever. Orpheus agrees, although he knows that the task will be of the greatest difficulty. Orpheus departs, as he prepares to descend into Hades.

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MAY 11/13 | program Act II The first scene of Act II takes place before the entrance of Hades. The spirits and furies are moved by the beauty of Orpheus’s singing, and allow him to enter the gates. The scene changes to the Elysian Fields (Dance of the Blessed Spirits). Orpheus sees the blessed spirits and is overwhelmed by the beauty of the surroundings (“Che puro ciel!”). Orpheus begs the spirits to return Eurydice to him. Finally, the spirits deliver Eurydice to Orpheus, who leads his wife away. Act III The curtain rises on a dark, mysterious grotto. Orpheus urges Eurydice to follow him. Eurydice does not understand why her husband refuses to look at her, and she cries. Finally, Orpheus can no longer bear his wife’s misery. He turns to look at Eurydice, and she dies. Orpheus reflects upon a life without Eurydice (“Che farò senza Euridice?”) and prepares to stab himself, so that he may be reunited with her. Suddenly, Cupid appears and stays Orpheus’s hand. The god of love, moved by the singer’s grief, revives Eurydice. The scene changes to the Temple of the God of Love (Ballet). Shepherds and shepherdesses join in celebrating the power of Love, and Eurydice’s return to Orpheus.


DAVID DANIELS, countertenor


avid Daniels is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, which have helped him redefine his voice category for the modern public. The American countertenor has appeared with the world’s major opera companies and on its main concert and recital stages. He made history as the first countertenor to give a solo recital in the main auditorium of Carnegie Hall.

In the 2016 – 2017 season, Mr. Daniels will return to The Metropolitan Opera for its 50th Anniversary Gala, and he will reprise his acclaimed performance of Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Bolshoi. On the concert stage, he sings the role of Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano which will be recorded live, and he makes his debut with Boston Baroque as the alto soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor, conducted by music director Martin Pearlman. Mr. Daniels will be the artist-in-residence with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival this summer where he will sing three concerts featuring music of Vivaldi, Handel and Hahn, as well as return to Wigmore Hall for a recital with Martin Katz. Mr. Daniels was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of two singing teachers. He began to sing as a boy soprano, moving to tenor as his voice matured, and earned an undergraduate degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Mr. Daniels made the daring switch to the countertenor range during graduate studies at the University of Michigan with tenor George Shirley. For further information about David Daniels visit

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MAY 11/13 | artists SUSANNA PHILLIPS, soprano



labama-born soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. The 2016-17 season will see Phillips return to the Metropolitan Opera for a ninth consecutive season starring as Clémence in the Met premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de Loin conducted by Susanna Mälkki, as well as a return of her acclaimed Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème. In March 2017, Ms. Phillips will make her Zurich Opera debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She also appears as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Boston Baroque and Martin Pearlman. Her 2016-2017 orchestra engagements include a return to the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting a program of American songs, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and his Mass in C Minor with Jane Glover and the Music of the Baroque, the Britten War Requiem with Kent Tritle and the Oratorio Society of New York, as well as Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Robert Spano leading the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Phillips will also perform recitals at the Celebrity Series of Boston, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and her popular dual recital program with Eric Owens at Carnegie Hall and the Washington Performing Arts. She holds both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and continues collaboration with her teacher Cynthia Hoffmann. JANAI BRUGGER, soprano


anai Brugger, a 2012 winner of Placido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia competition and of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, began the 2016-17 season at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in several roles: Jemmy Guillaume Tell (role debut), Micaëla Carmen, Pamina The Magic Flute and Marzelline Fidelio (role debut). Janai appeared in her highly successful debut as Norina Don Pasquale at Palm Beach Opera. She revived the role of Musetta La bohème at Los Angeles Opera under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.


Recent highlights include her UK debut Pamina Die Zauberflote at Royal Opera House Covent Garden for which she received great acclaim, and at Los Angeles Opera in a new production by Barrie Kosky; Liu Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera of New York where she also sang the role of Helena The Enchanted Island. In previous seasons, the artist made her debut as Michaela Carmen with Opera Colorado; she sang High Priestess Aida at the Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic again conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Juliette Roméo et Juliette at Palm Beach Opera, and, as a member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, her Los Angeles Opera appearances include Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro under the baton of Placido Domingo, Page Rigoletto with James Conlon, and Musetta La bohème with Patrick Summers. Later this season she tackles the challenging role of Zemire in Getry’s rarely heard Zemire et Azor at Saratoga Opera. Future engagements include return appearances at 34 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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MAY 11/13 | artists the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she returns as Pamina The Magic Flute. JAMES ALEXANDER, stage director


rfeo ed Euridice is James Alexander’s 9th staging for The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Previous creations include, Dr. Atomic, A Flowering Tree, Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Stravinsky’s Nightingale, Bernstein on Broadway, and two stagings of Creation/Creator. Alexander’s extensive career in the performing arts ranges from founding a music theatre company in his native Scotland, managing The Boston Pops, staging musicals in London’s West End, serving in A&R at The Decca Record Company, managing a roster of classical musicians and soloists and conductors, to producing television and operas on three continents with a large number of prestigious companies, orchestras and conductors. In Europe his engagements range from The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to various productions with Scottish Opera, Opera North, The Gabrieli Consort & Players, (Venice & London), to serving as the Associate Director of the Olivier Award-winning Carmen Jones at London’s Old Vic Theatre. In the USA, Alexander was a long time collaborator with Maestro Seiji Ozawa and The Boston Symphony. Mr. Alexander is Creative Director of Symphony V, a production company realizing revolutionary immersive experiences for audiences of symphony orchestras and opera companies. Having most recently staged the G&S Pirates Of Penzance for Lyric Opera of Kansas City he now looks forward to productions of Handel’s Messiah, Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale and Puccini’s Tosca for The Philadelphia Orchestra with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. LAURI STALLINGS, choreographer



tlanta-based conceptual artist and choreographer Lauri Stallings has fostered an expanded practice that includes public choreographies, place building, green economy and collaborations with many communities. Founder of the non-profit social art platform, glo, Stallings is a 2016-17 MOCA GA Working Artist Fellow. Stallings has exhibited and performed her work at Central Park in New York City; Art Basel Miami, National Center for Civil and Human Rights; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; City Center, New York City; Trinity Laban, London; Atlanta Contemporary; Augsburg Opera Haus, Germany; Zuckerman Museum of Art; among others. Stallings thrives in bi-medium collaborations that powerfully defy ideological conventions, including Maestro Robert Spano, The Paper-Cut-Project and Big Boi and The Dungeon Family. Stallings has received awards and grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, American Academy of Arts, Possible Futures, Bogliasco Foundation, Flux Projects (inaugural artist), Chicago Music & Dance Alliance, Emory Center for Creativity and Arts (inaugural artist) and Artadia. Stallings is a 2017 Hudgens Prize finalist, and makes all of her work at The Goat Farm Arts Center. 36 | @AtlantaSymphony |

MAY 11/13 | artists DANIEL ARSHAM, scenography


aniel Arsham was born in Cleveland in 1980 and grew up in Miami. After receiving the YoungArts scholarship in 1999 from the National YoungArts Foundation, he attended Cooper Union in New York City. Beginning in 2004, Arsham began producing scenography for ballets, symphony orchestras, operas and music videos, working with composers and choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Pharrell Williams and Jonah Bokaer, among others. Arsham founded the design and architectural firm Snarkitecture with Alex Mustonen in 2007 and the production company Film the Future in 2014 with Ben Louis Nicholas and Courtney Andrialis. His work has been presented at MoMA PS1, the MCA Academy in Miami, the Athens Biennale, the New Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati and other renowned institutions. Arsham lives and works in New York City. Moving Artists of glo


lo is a collaborative platform constructed as a laboratory of relationship building across issues, identities, and creative possibilities for co-imagined neighborhood transformation, founded by Production Specialist Richard Carvlin and choreographer Lauri Stallings in 2009. glo moving artists: Jillian Mitchell Bodnar, Kristina Brown, Ashley Daye, Katherine Maxwell, Mary Jane Pennington, Mechelle Tunstall. glo Fashion Designer: Karen Glass/ zer0waste

NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses



s Director of Choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and holder of its endowed Frannie and Bill Graves Chair, Norman Mackenzie was chosen to help carry forward the creative vision of legendary founding conductor Robert Shaw to a new generation of music lovers. At the Orchestra, he prepares the Choruses for all concerts and recordings, works closely with Robert Spano on the commissioning and realization of new choral-orchestral works and conducts holiday concerts annually. During his tenure, the Chorus has made numerous tours and garnered its most recent four Grammy awards. Mr. Mackenzie also serves as Organist and Director of Music and Fine Arts for Atlanta’s Trinity

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MAY 11/13 | artists Presbyterian Church, and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule. The New York Times describes Mr. Mackenzie as Robert Shaw’s “designated successor.” In his 14-year association with Shaw, he was keyboardist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, principal accompanist for the Choruses, and ultimately assistant choral conductor. In addition, he was musical assistant and accompanist for the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, the Robert Shaw Institute Summer Choral Festivals in France and the United States, and the famed Shaw/Carnegie Hall Choral Workshops. He was choral clinician for the first three workshops after Shaw’s passing, and partnered with Robert Spano for the 20th anniversary workshop featuring the Berlioz Requiem. ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER CHORUS


cclaimed for the beauty, precision and expressive qualities of its singing, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus has been an important part of the orchestra›s programming since its founding by the late Robert Shaw. The Chamber Chorus, which debuted on December 14, 1967, is composed of 60 volunteers selected by audition from the ranks of the ASO Chorus, who meet for extra rehearsals and perform with the ASO each season. The Chamber Chorus performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters such as Golijov, Tavener, Pärt, Paulus, Theofanidis and Britten. Highlights of the ASO Chamber Chorus’s history include a residency with the ASO and Robert Spano for California’s Ojai Festival, participation with the ASO in recordings of masterworks by Bach, Golijov, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Vivaldi and a 2005 a cappella recording that features the Vaughan Williams Mass under Norman Mackenzie. Their Carnegie Hall appearances include performances of the B-Minor Mass, Magnificat, the Matthew and John Passions of Bach, the Rachmaninov Vespers, Stravinsky’s Nightingale and the Mozart Requiem.

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Finale Concert JOSEPH YOUNG, Conductor RAFFI BESALYAN, piano SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 (1901) 22MIN II. Adagio sostenuto III. Allegro scherzando Raffi Besalyan, piano OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) (1916) I. The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn II. The Triton Fountain at Morn III. The Fountain of Trevi at Mid-Day IV. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset


ARTURO Mร RQUEZ (b. 1950) Danzรณn No. 2 (1994) 10MIN

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 (1901), Movements II and III SERGEI RACHMANINOV Was born in Semyonovo, Russia, on April 1, 1873, and died in Beverly Hills, California, on March 28, 1943. The first performance of the Second Piano Concerto took place in Moscow on October 14, 1901, with the composer as soloist, and Alexander Siloti conducting the Moscow Philharmonic Society. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, and strings.


ergei Rachmaninov’s First Symphony received its premiere in St. Petersburg on March 15, 1897, with composer Alexander Glazunov conducting. The performance was a disaster, and immediately after the final notes sounded, Rachmaninov “fled, horrified, into the street.” While Rachmaninov was able to escape the confines of the theater, he still had to face the wrath of the critics. Russian composer César Cui wrote in the St. Petersburg News: If there were a conservatory in Hell, if one of its many talented students were instructed to write a programme symphony on the “Seven Plagues of Egypt,” and if he were to compose a symphony like Mr. Rachmaninov’s, then he would have fulfilled his task brilliantly and would delight the inhabitants of Hell. Devastated by this turn of events, Rachmaninov fell into a deep depression. Rachmaninov’s friends were alarmed by his condition, and tried all forms of cures to buoy his spirits. Finally, they convinced Rachmaninov he should consult Dr. Nikolai Dahl, a doctor who had gained some prominence for his employment of suggestion and auto-suggestion. Between January and April of 1900, Rachmaninov visited Dr. Dahl on a daily basis. Rachmaninov told Dahl that he had promised to compose a Piano Concerto. Dr. Dahl set about treating his patient: I heard the same hypnotic formula repeated day after day while I lay half asleep in the armchair in Dr. Dahl’s study. “You will begin to write your Concerto...You will work with great facility...The Concerto will be of an excellent quality...” It was always the same, without interruption. Although it may sound incredible, this cure really helped me. Already at the beginning of the summer I began again to compose. The material grew in bulk, and new musical ideas began to stir within me—far more than I needed for my Concerto. Rachmaninov completed the final two movements of his Second Piano Concerto in the autumn of 1900, and performed them at a Moscow charity concert on October 14. Rachmaninov added the opening movement in the spring of the following year, and appeared as soloist in the October 14, 1901 premiere of the entire Second Concerto. The composer readily acknowledged Dr. Dahl’s role in the creation of one of the most popular works of the 20th century, and dedicated the Concerto to him. The Concerto is in three movements. This concert features the second and third. The slow-tempo second movement (Adagio sostenuto) is a fantasia on a lovely theme, related to a melody in the Concerto’s opening Moderato. The finale (Allegro scherzando) is based upon two themes, the second, one of Rachmaninov’s most beloved. That theme makes a glorious return in the Concerto’s closing measures. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 43

MAY 14 | program Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) (1916) OTTORINO RESPIGHI was born in Bologna, Italy, on July 9, 1879, and died in Rome, Italy, on April 18, 1936. The first performance of Fountains of Rome took place at the Augusteo in Rome on March 11, 1917, with Antonio Guarnieri conducting. Fountains of Rome is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, carillon, celesta, bells, two harps, piano, organ (optional), and strings.


talian composer Ottorino Respighi’s Fountains of Rome is the first in a trio of orchestral showpieces that (along with the 1924 Pines of Rome, and 1928 Roman Festivals) portray the sights, sounds, and history of the Eternal City. Respighi provided the following commentary on the Fountains of Rome: In this symphonic poem the composer has endeavored to express the sentiments and visions suggested to him by four of Rome’s fountains contemplated at an hour in which the character of each is most in harmony with the surrounding landscape, or in which their beauty appears most impressive to the observer. (Annotator’s note: The four movements are played without pause.) I. The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn The first part of the poem, inspired by the fountain of Valle Giulia, depicts a pastoral landscape: droves of cattle pass and disappear in the fresh, damp mists of a Roman dawn. II. The Triton Fountain at Morn A sudden loud and insistent blast of horns above the trills of the whole orchestra introduces the second part, “The Triton Fountain.” It is like a joyous call, summoning troops of naiads and tritons, who come running up, pursuing each other and mingling in a frenzied dance between the jets of water. III. The Fountain of Trevi at Mid-Day Next there appears a solemn theme borne on the undulations of the orchestra. It is the Fountain of Trevi at mid-day. The solemn theme, passing from the wood to the brass instruments, assumes a triumphal character. Trumpets peal; across the radiant surface of the water there passes Neptune’s chariot drawn by sea horses, and followed by a train of sirens and tritons. The procession then vanishes, while faint trumpet blasts resound in the distance. IV. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset The fourth part “The Villa Medici Fountain” is announced by a sad theme which rises above a subdued warbling. It is the nostalgic hour of sunset. The air is full of the sound of tolling bells, birds twittering, leaves rustling. Then all dies peacefully into the silence of the night.

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MAY 14 | program Danzón No. 2 (1994) ARTURO MÁRQUEZ was born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, on December 20, 1950. The first performance of Danzón No. 2 took place in Mexico’s National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 5, 1994, with Francisco Savín conducting the Orchestra Filarmonica de la UNAM. Danzón No. 2 is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, claves, snare drum, suspended cymbal, guiro, three tom-toms, bass drum, piano, and strings.


exican composer Arturo Márquez is noted for incorporating the popular music of his native country into his concert works. Marvelous examples are his series of Danzónes, based upon music from Cuba and the Veracruz region of Mexico. In particular the brilliant Danzón No. 2 has become immensely popular. The work known as “Mexico’s second national anthem” has enjoyed a notable presence in concert halls around the world and on recordings. The composer provided the following comments on his Danzon No. 2: The idea of writing the Danzón No. 2 originated in 1993 during a trip to Malinalco with the painter Andrés Fonseca and the dancer Irene Martínez, both of whom are experts in salon dances with a special passion for the danzón, which they were able to transmit to me from the beginning, and also during later trips to Veracruz and visits to the Colonia Salon in Mexico City. From these experiences onward, I started to learn the danzón’s rhythms, its form, its melodic outline, and to listen to the old recordings by Acerina and his Danzónera Orchestra. I was fascinated, and I started to understand that the apparent lightness of the danzón is only like a visiting card for a type of music full of sensuality and qualitative seriousness, a genre which old Mexican people continue to dance with a touch of nostalgia and a jubilant escape towards their own emotional world; we can fortunately still see this in the embrace between music and dance that occurs in the State of Veracruz and in the dance parlors of Mexico City. The Danzón No. 2 is a tribute to the environment that nourishes the genre. It endeavors to get as close as possible to the dance, to its nostalgic melodies, to its wild rhythms, and although it violates its intimacy, its form and its harmonic language, it is a very personal way of paying my respects and expressing my emotions towards truly popular music. Danzón No.2 was written on a commission by the Department of Musical Activities at Mexico’s National Autonomous University and is dedicated to my daughter Lily.

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MAY 14 | artists JOSEPH YOUNG, conductor



ncreasingly recognized as “one of the most gifted conductors of his generation,” Joseph Young is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In his role, Young conducts more than 50 concerts per season with the Orchestra, which include programs on the Delta Classical Series, Concerts for Young People and Family Series and various other concerts geared towards specific audiences in the community. Young also serves as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he is the driving force behind the ensemble’s artistic growth. Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011/12 season, and the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Young made his major American orchestral debut in January 2008 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has since appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), and Chicago Sinfonietta, among others. In the 2015/16 season he made his subscription debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The 2016/17 season includes debuts with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), New World Symphony Orchestra, and Fayetteville Symphony; he will also return to the Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), Little Orchestra Society and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in subscription performances. Young is a recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, an award he also won in 2008, and 2014. In 2013, Joseph was a Semi-finalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one out of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of South Carolina, and completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting. He has been mentored by many world-renowned conductors including Jorma Panula, Robert Spano, and Marin Alsop, with whom he continues to maintain a close relationship. RAFFI BESALYAN. piano



affi Besalyan has established an international reputation of a magnetic and passionate performer. Active as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician, Besalyan appears in many important music venues worldwide. Critics on both sides of the Atlantic have praised his performances for their virility, poetry and extraordinary technical command. Armenian-born American pianist Besalyan made his formal New York debut in Carnegie Hall after winning the Artists International Competition and was subsequently invited to perform at Merkin Concert Hall on the Artists International “Outstanding Alumni-

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Winners” series. Besalyan made his Chicago debut in the famed Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center as the featured guest artist for the Chicago International Music Festival. Among his competition awards are top prizes received from the Josef Hofmann International Piano Competition, the New York Frinna Awerbuch International Competition, and the MTNA National Piano Competition. In 2014, Dr. Raffi Besalyan joined the faculty of Georgia State University in Atlanta where he is currently Associate Professor of Piano.

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Joseph Young Assistant Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Zeist Foundation Chair FIRST VIOLINS Phoebe Liu Concertmaster Brianna Hou Sarah Chen Julia Su Yueci Chen Whit FitzGerald Christine Liu Scott Lozier Serena Gao Ruby Lee Kylie Dickinson Julia Lu Nina Youn Paloma Herrera Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow David Wen SECOND VIOLINS Passacaglia Mason Principal Jennifer Deng Naomi Fan Monica Chang Yuji Yamada Sylvia Tang Eunice Choi Ava Posner Sophie Chan Mashu Takeda Samuel Surbrook Erin Cho Melody Bearden Angela Cheng Arvind Ramaswami Hyejun Kang

VIOLA Joy Hsieh Principal Ardath Weck Chair Jun Kang Raymond Zhu Clara Smallwood Kelsey Johnson Nivedita Minjur Chris Wang Ashley Ahn Annabelle Spoto Doyoung Jeong Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow CELLO Aria Posner Principal Leonardo Tang Phillip Kim Clarisa Colton Brandon Chung John Kang Joe Billips Tannessa Dang Lexine Feng Harrison Marable Claire Lee Alicia Shin BASS Blake Hilley Principal Doug Sommer Chair Angela Leeper Matthew Jung Corban Johnson

Daniel Barket Alex Pu Zoe Hood Jenny Yi Hollie Greenwood FLUTE Amy Jiang Jenn Kim Yuka Shinagawa Renee Wang OBOE Mekhi Gladden Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow Hannah Lee Alexa Levy Nathaniel Wolff CLARINET Vincent Fang Caleb Rucker Eric Wang Alisha Zamore BASSOON Allie Byrd Christopher Chung Ethan Clark Aaron Lanning HORN Charles Dunn Nick Fratto Spencer Hodge Caroline Johnston Tyler Lane Molly Shannon

Sean Turner Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow Joshua Vollbracht TRUMPET Thomas Berar Steven Lukehart Lizbeth Yanez TROMBONE Hans Kang Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow Katie Kearney Evan Roussey William Clark TUBA Kolyo Vanchev Joshua Williams HARP Madeline Chen Kimberly Walker PIANO Joshua Li PERCUSSION Daniel Chapadeau Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow Michael Dehan Kyle Favors Jim Graber Parker Olson Dylan So Winds, Harp, Piano, and Percussion are listed in alphabetical order. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is Robert Spano, Music Director presented by Delta Air Lines. Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concerts of Thursday, May 25, and Saturday, May 27, at 8:00pm DONALD RUNNICLES, Conductor CHRISTINA SMITH, flute KIM-LILLIAN STREBEL, soprano MATTHEW WORTH, baritone ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS, NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Nocturnes (1899) 25MIN I. Nuages II. Fêtes III. Sirènes Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus ANDRÉ JOLIVET (1905-1974) Concerto for Flute and Strings (1949) 13MIN I. Andante cantabile II. Allegro scherzando III. Largo IV. Allegro risoluto Christina Smith, flute INTERMISSION 20MIN

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GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924) Requiem, Opus 48 (1888) 36MIN I. Introït et Kyrie II. Offertoire III. Sanctus IV. Pie Jesu V. Agnus Dei VI. Libera me VII. In paradisum Kim-Lillian Strebel, soprano Douglas Williams, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus English surtitles by Ken Meltzer

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Nocturnes (1899) CLAUDE DEBUSSY was born in St. Germain-enLaye, France, on August 22, 1862, and died in Paris, France, on March 25, 1918. The first performance of all three Nocturnes took place at the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris on October 27, 1901, Camille Chevillard, conducting. Nocturnes are scored for female chorus (Sirènes), piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, field drum, cymbals, two harps, and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: November 6, 1963 (Nuages and Fêtes), Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: April 22, 23, and 24, 2004, Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Spano, Conductor.


he three Nocturnes occupied French Impressionist composer Claude Debussy from 1892-1899. His original title for the composition was Trois Scènes au Crépuscule (Three Scenes at Dusk), after poems by Henri de Régnier. In 1892, Debussy told his sponsor, Prince André Poniatowski, that the work was “almost finished, that is to say that the orchestration is entirely laid out and it is simply a question of writing out the score.” However, two years later, Debussy told the eminent Belgian violinist, Eugène Ysaÿe, that he now intended the piece to be a concerto for violin and orchestra. In a letter of September 22, 1894, Debussy informed Ysaÿe: “It is an experiment with the different combinations that can be obtained from one colour—like a study in grey.” Once again, Debussy apparently changed course, and from 1897-1899, he worked on what are now known as the three Nocturnes for orchestra. Debussy completed the score in December of 1899. The first two movements of Nocturnes—Nuages (Clouds) and Fêtes (Festivals)—premiered at the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris on December 9, 1900. On October 27, 1901, the Concerts Lamoureux gave the first performance of the entire work, including the third-movement, Sirènes (Sirens), which includes a wordless female chorus. Debussy’s brilliant score was favorably received by the critics. Many of them realized that Debussy, through his transparent orchestrations, exotic harmonies, and fluctuating rhythms, had created music that reflected the aesthetics of the Impressionist visual artists. Jean d’Udine, critic of Le Courrier musical, observed: One cannot imagine a more delightful impressionist symphony. It is entirely made up of splashes of sound. It does not trace the sinuous outlines of definite melodic curves, but its treatment of timbres and chords—its harmony, as the painters would say—maintains nevertheless a certain strict homogeneity which replaces the beauty of line by the equally plastic beauty of a sonority skillfully distributed and logically sustained. The title of Debussy’s orchestral work may have been inspired by paintings of the same name by American Impressionist James McNeill Whistler. Musically, Nocturnes are usually quiet and reflective in character. However, as Debussy commented: “The title ‘Nocturnes’ is to be interpreted here in a general and, more particularly, in a decorative sense. Therefore, it is not meant to designate the usual form of a Nocturne, but rather all the various impressions and the special effects of light that the word suggests.” | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 51

MAY 25/27 | program Debussy also provided the following descriptions of the three Nocturnes. I. Nuages (Clouds)—“‘Nuages’ renders the immutable aspect of the sky and the slow, solemn motion of the clouds, fading away in gray tones lightly tinged with white.” II. Fêtes (Festivals)—“‘Fêtes’ gives us the vibrating, dancing rhythm of the atmosphere with sudden flashes of light. There is also an episode of the procession (a dazzling fantastic vision) which passes through the festive scene and becomes merged in it. But the background remains persistently the same: the festival with its blending of music and luminous dust participating in the cosmic rhythm.” III. Sirènes (Sirens)—“Sirens,” featuring a women’s chorus, portrays, “the sea and its innumerable rhythms; then amid the billows slivered by the moon the mysterious song of the sirens is heard; it laughs and passes.” Concerto for Flute and Strings (1949) ANDRÉ JOLIVET was born in Paris, France, on August 8, 1905, and died there on December 20, 1974. The first performance of the Concerto for Flute and Strings took place on February 19, 1950, with Jean-Pierre Rampal as soloist, and the composer conducting the Orchestre de la Société des Instruments à Vent. In addition to the solo flute, the Concerto is scored for first and second violins, violas, cellos, and basses.


These are the First Classical n 1944, the Paris Conservatoire commissioned André Jolivet, a prominent French composer Subscription Concert Performances. and Music Director of the Comédie Française, to write a technically demanding competition work for the Conservatoire’s flute students. In response, Jolivet composed a piece for flute and piano, Chant de Linos (Song of Linos), dedicated to the Conservatoire’s Flute Professor, Gaston Crunelle. The winner of the competition was one of Crunelle’s young Conservatoire students, Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922-2000). That same year, Jolivet created another version of Chant de Linos, scored for flute, harp, violin, viola, and cello. The 1944 Paris Conservatoire flute competition marked the beginning of a long and rewarding association between André Jolivet and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Over time, Rampal, one of the great virtuosos of the 20th century, was influential in convincing Jolivet to write numerous additional works for the flute. Jolivet composed his 1949 Concerto for Flute and Strings for Rampal, who was the soloist in the work’s February 19, 1950 premiere. The composer led the Orchestra of the Society of Wind Instruments. While the Concerto’s mode of expression most certainly resides squarely within the era of its creation, there are also beguiling references to the past. The structure of four brief movements, alternating slow and fleet tempos, recalls the Baroque Sonata da chiesa. The scoring for solo flute and strings also evokes music of the 18th century. Given that Jolivet wrote the Concerto for Jean-Pierre Rampal, it is not surprising the work showcases both the flute’s sublime lyrical qualities, and its potential for virtuoso display. Each slow-tempo movement (I. Andante cantabile, III. Largo) segues without pause to the succeeding quick-tempo movement (II. Allegro scherzando, IV. Allegro risoluto), featuring wide-ranging, brilliant episodes.

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Requiem, Opus 48 (1888) GABRIEL FAURÉ was born in Pamiers, France, on May 12, 1845, and died in Paris, France, on November 4, 1924. The first performance of the Requiem took place at the La Madeleine church in Paris on January 16, 1888, with the composer conducting. The Requiem is scored for soprano and baritone solos, mixed chorus, two flutes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, harp, organ, and strings.


he premiere of the Requiem by French composer Gabriel Fauré took place at the La Madeleine Church in Paris on January 16, 1888. Fauré, the organist at the Madeleine church, conducted the performance, presented as part of the funeral of a wealthy parishioner, Joseph Le Soufaché. The original version of the Requiem was in five movements (Introït et Kyrie, Sanctus, Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, and In paradisum), and scored for soprano solo, mixed chorus, violin solo, violas, cellos, basses, timpani, harp, and organ. In subsequent years, Fauré added the Offertoire and Libera me (which include a baritone solo), and rescored the work for a larger, more conventional symphony orchestra. A comparison of the Fauré Requiem with another superb, and relatively contemporaneous version (1874) by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi is striking. The Verdi Requiem is a grand, fiercely dramatic work whose overtly theatrical elements prompted German conductor Hans von Bülow to dub it the composer’s “latest opera in ecclesiastical garb.”

First Classical Subscription Performances: March 21, 22, and 24, 1974, Damon Stinson, Boy Soprano, Kenneth Hamilton, Baritone, Morehouse College Glee Club, Newark Boys Chorus, Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: October 26 and 28, 2006, Katrina Gauvin, Soprano, Aaron St. Clair Nicholson, Baritone, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Bernard Labadie, Conductor. Recording: Telarc CD-80135; Judith Blegen, Soprano, James Morris, Bass, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw, Conductor.

By contrast, the Fauré Requiem is lyrical and introspective. In fact, Fauré did not include a setting of the centerpiece of the Verdi Requiem, the Dies irae portion of the Mass, with its terrifying depiction of the Day of Judgment. As Fauré explained: “They say that my Requiem does not express the terror of death; someone has called it a lullaby of death. But that is how I see death: as a happy deliverance, as a yearning for joy that lies beyond, rather than as a sorrowful passing.” | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 53

MAY 25/27 | artists DONALD RUNNICLES, conductor



onductor Donald Runnicles is concurrently the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Chief Conductor the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, Wyo.). He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Runnicles enjoys close and enduring relationships with several of the most significant opera companies and symphony orchestras; he is especially celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and post-Romantic symphonic and opera repertoire, which are core to his musical identity. His previous posts include Music Director of the San Francisco Opera (1992-2008), during which he led world premieres of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, Conrad Susa’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the U.S. premiere of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise; Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City (2001-2007); and General Music Director of the Theater Freiburg and Orchestra (1989-1993). Recent and upcoming highlights include guest-conducting engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Staatskapelle Dresden. In the 2016-17 season, he leads two new productions at the Deutsche Oper (Britten’s Death in Venice and Mozart’s Così fan tutte) and Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, in addition to seven revival titles. Runnicles’ extensive discography includes complete recordings of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Britten’s Billy Budd, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. His recording of Wagner arias with tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin won the 2013 Gramophone prize for best vocal recording, and his recording of Janácˇek’s Jenu°fa with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for best opera recording. Maestro Runnicles was appointed OBE in 2004 and holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. CHRISTINA SMITH, flute



hristina Smith is one of the most sought-after flutists in the country as an orchestral player, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. The 2016-17 season is Smith’s 26th anniversary season as principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Jill Hertz Principal Flute chair, endowed in perpetuity. Smith’s flute solos can be heard on 37 ASO recordings. She has also appeared with the orchestra numerous times as concerto soloist. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and began her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music as a pupil of the legendary Julius Baker. After just two years in Mr. Baker’s studio, she won the principal flute chair in the ASO at age 20. Ms. Smith has also studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Tim Day, and has collaborated extensively with master teacher and clinician Keith Underwood.

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MAY 25/27 | artists Smith has recently appeared as guest principal flutist with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She earned critical acclaim while performing on the latter ensemble’s 2010 European Tour. Equally passionate about teaching, Smith serves on the faculty at Kennesaw State University and Emory University, and also maintains a busy private studio. She remains highly in demand to teach masterclasses across the country. KIM-LILLIAN STREBEL, soprano


im-Lillian Strebel grew up in London and Switzerland. She first studied with the late Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, winning scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was invited to become a Samling Scholar. She was a pupil of Ryland Davies and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. During her studies she sang her first roles at Scottish Opera; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, the Chief Hen in Cunning Little Vixen and Louisa in Betrothal in a Monastery. She was a young artist at the Basel Opera, where her roles included Orazie in Purcell’s Indian Queen, Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges and later Gretel. As a member of the Young Ensemble and then guest artist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she sang Papagena and 1st Lady in Magic Flute, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Gretel and Musetta, the Hirt in Tannhäuser, the Niece in Peter Grimes under Donald Runnicles and Nicoletta in the The Love for Three Oranges. She repeated Countess Ceprano with the Leipzig Oper. In 2015 she made her debut the Komische Oper, Berlin as Lauretta in their new production of Gianni Schicchi, directed by Calixto Bieito. Strebel is also an accomplished lieder and orchestral singer, having given recitals and concerts in Essen (Mahler and Berg), in the Tonhalle Zürich (Grieg’s Peer Gynt), in London (Schumann, Schubert and Mendelssohn) and in Glasgow (Wolf and Mahler). She made her US debut – performances of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony - in January 2016 MATTHEW WORTH, baritone


atthew Worth is quickly becoming the baritone of choice for innovative productions and contemporary works on the operatic leading edge. Last season, he created the title role in the world premiere of JFK with Fort Worth Opera. This season he will lead another highly anticipated world premiere with Beth Morrison Projects as the Young Monk in Scott Wheeler’s Naga – part of Cerise Jacobs’ epic Ouroboros Trilogy.

The 2016-2017 season also includes Worth’s return to Atlanta Opera as Lieutenant Audebert in Tomer Zvulun’s award winning production of Silent Night and his return to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Fauré Requiem with Donald Runnicles. In the spring, Worth will debut Britten’s War Requiem with Kent Tritle at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Along with JFK in the 2015-2016 season, Worth debuted with the Colorado Symphony in Carmina burana, made his house and role debut with Opera Birmingham in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers, and starred in the southeastern premiere of David T. Little’s 56 | @AtlantaSymphony |


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MAY 25/27 | artists Soldier Songs in his Atlanta Opera debut. Matthew is a committed recitalist and active concert soloist. He performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Matthew made his Carnegie Hall debut in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem under James DePriest while still a student at the Juilliard Opera Center. He made his Alice Tully Hall debut with the Richmond Choral Society in Carmina burana and has since been featured in concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and has performed with conductors Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano and James Conlon. NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses (see biography pg. 40) ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS


he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus was founded in 1970 by former Music Director Robert Shaw and comprises 200 auditioned voices. The Chorus is an all-volunteer organization that performs on a regular basis with the Orchestra and is featured on many of its recordings. Led by Director of Choruses, Norman Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its precision and expressive singing quality. Its recordings have won 14 Grammy Awards (nine for Best Choral Performance; four for Best Classical Recording and one for Best Opera Recording). Those include Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem. The Chorus performs large choral-symphonic works under the direction of Music Director, Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned works. The Chorus made its debut at Carnegie Hall in 1976 in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by Robert Shaw. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, DC, for President-elect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977. In 1988, it accompanied Shaw and the Orchestra on their European debut tour. The Chorus has traveled to Germany three times as a special guest of the Berlin Philharmonic – in Dec. 2003 for three performances of Britten’s War Requiem, in May 2008 for the Berlioz Requiem, and in Dec. 2009 for a week of Brahms Requiem performances – all with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. Within the Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 singers called the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus. The Chamber Chorus, which formed before the larger Chorus in 1967, performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters. AUDITION FOR THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS Next season’s highlights include the works of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Verdi and a special collaboration with the Alliance Theatre in concert-performances of Bernstein’s CANDIDE. Audition Dates: August 13-14, 2017 For information, visit or call 404.733.4876.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair SOPRANO 1 Ellen Abney Kathryn Bishop Hanan Davis Khadijah Davis Sakinah Davis Amy Dowis Virginia Elizondo Laura Foster Meg Granum Michelle Griffin Jayme Hogan-Yarbro Jacquelyn Holloway Erin Jones Arietha Lockhart ** Mindy Margolis * Joneen Padgett * Lisa Rader * Brianna Riley Natalie Rogers Stacey Tanner Brianne Turgeon * Wanda Yang Temko *

Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator The Florence Kopleff Chair

Emily Tallant Cheryl Thrash Brenda Turner Donna Weeks * Katie Woolf

ALTO 1 Erin Axson Shana Bassett Deborah Boland ** Rachel Bowman Donna Carter-Wood * Laurie Cronin Beth Freeman Noelle Hooge Beverly Hueter Janet Johnson ** Lauren Johnson Virginia Little * Staria Lovelady Frances McDowell ** Mary Elizabeth Mendenhall Linda Morgan ** SOPRANO 2 Kathleen Poe Ross June Abbott ** Laura Soltis Sloan Atwood * Meesook Sonu Jessica Barber Diana Strommen Anne Beloncik Schantz Grace Thompson Jasmine Blue Nancy York * Barbara Brown ALTO 2 Kelly Campobasso Nancy Adams * Martha Craft Marcia Chandler Ellen Dukes ** Meaghan Curry Kimberly Duncan Cynthia Goeltz Mary Goodwin DeBold ** Amanda Hoffman Michèle Diament Kathleen Kelly-George Sally Kann Eda Mathews ** Nicole Khoury * Shannon Nesbit Katherine MacKenzie Vickie Orme Holly McCarren Lindsay Patten Lynda Martin Chelsea Rhoades Campbell Rogers Donna Ross * Andrea Schmidt Paula Snelling * Sharon Simons Tommie Storer Alexandra Tanico

Peter Marshall, Accompanist

Virginia Thompson * Sarah Ward Alexandra Willingham Kiki Wilson ** Diane Woodard ** TENOR 1 Jeffrey Baxter ** Jordan Bell Christian Bigliani David Blalock ** John Brandt * Jack Caldwell * Daniel Cameron * Jared Campbell Justin Cornelius Joseph Cortes Ryan Dikdan Clifford Edge ** Steven Farrow ** Leif Gilbert-Hansen * James Jarrell Keith Langston Clinton Miller Christopher Patton Stephen Reed # Mark Warden * TENOR 2 Randall Barker** Mark Barnes Curtis Bisges Charles Cottingham # Phillip Crumbly * Joseph Few * Hamilton Fong Keith Jeffords ** Steven Johnstone * Jonathan Marvel Michael Parker Marshall Peterson * Clifton Russell Wesley Shearer Thomas Slusher Scott Stephens * Robert Wilkinson

BASS 1 Dock Anderson Richard Brock * Russell Cason ** Trey Clegg Michael Cranford Steven Darst ** Michael Dennison Jon Gunnemann * David Hansen ** Nick Jones # Jameson Linville Peter MacKenzie Jason Maynard Mark Mendenhall Andrew Riechel Kendric Smith # John Terry Ike Van Meter Edgie Wallace * Edward Watkins ** BASS 2 Joshua Alexander Philip Barreca Charles Boone Brian Brown * Joseph Champion Joel Craft ** Paul Fletcher Andrew Gee * Eric Litsey ** Evan Mauk Eckhart Richter * John Ruff * Jonathan Smith Ben Temko David Webster ** Seth Whitecotton Gregory Whitmire * Keith Wyatt * * 20+ years of service ** 30+ years of service # Charter member (1970) | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 59




local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit

ESTABLISHMENT — In tribute to Southern fare, Establishment’s kitchen cultivates a traditional array of Georgia classics and original creations such pimiento cheese with bourbon bacon marmalade, hot boiled peanut hummus, venison “buckshot” meatballs, and one very special entree, an 1845 custom cut aged Delmonico steak served campfirestyle with parmesan rosemary truffle fries. Craft cocktails and regional beers. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 517 in Colony Square, 404.347.5291, M LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco

seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370,, M


NA North Atlanta

B Buckhead

OFW Old Fourth Ward

D Downtown


Perimeter Mall

DK Dekalb


Sandy Springs

DW Dunwoody

V Vinings


VH Virginia Highland

Inman Park

M Midtown

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W Westside




ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a clublike atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, V


SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, V

Matt Ryan (above) is an eat-out kind of guy. You’ll often find him at Davio’s.


RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; A, B, D SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen. com. B, M, V

SOHO’s tempura calamari with a ginger-soy glaze.

TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, M

STK ATLANTA — STK blends a chic lounge and a dynamic fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. Midtown: 1075 Peachtree St., NE (at 12th St.); 404.793.0144, venue/stk-atlanta. M | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 61


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


COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta. com. V PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlins-inspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, OFW


ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, M


DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, B

LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposedbrick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria. com. M MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian-American cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; this place is good for kids and groups. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road, 404-816-9650; Cumberland Mall: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770-799-1580; Perimeter Mall: 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 770-804-3313. B, NA, P


ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, D EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656,


LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. M


HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M

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ASO | support


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!


Delta Air Lines, Inc. Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Inc.


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers


The Kendeda Fund The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

1180 Peachtree Bank of America The Coca-Cola Company Estate of Mrs. Polly Hallock The Home Depot Foundation

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Estate of Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Wells Fargo


Susan & Richard Anderson

Susan & Thomas Wardell


The Antinori Foundation The Graves Foundation

The Zeist Foundation


Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Kaiser Permanente National Endowment for the Arts Victoria & Howard Palefsky

Ann Marie & John B White, Jr.* Charlie & 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 and Gala at the Appassionato level ($10,000+) enjoy the benefits of the Patron Partnership, while also having opportunities to 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 Betty Sands Fuller The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Breman Foundation, Inc. Mary & John Brock The John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Connie & Merrell Calhoun City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Ms. Lynn Eden Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Fulton County Arts Council Fulton County Board Of Commissioners Judah S. Gudelsky Caroline Hofland Hudgens Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lee, Jr. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust Mr. Harris N. Miller & Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* One Museum Place Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Porsche Cars North America Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Ms. Ellen Rudolph Ryder Truck Rental Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mrs. William A. Schwartz Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Southern Company Gas

Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor & Ms. Triska Drake The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation The UPS Foundation Mr.** & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Mrs. Sue S. Williams

$17,500+ Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Ann Elizabeth “Libby” Calk Wright & Alison Caughman Catherine Warren Dukehart Kirk & Kim Jamieson Caroline & Joe O’Donnell The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Sara Passarella, in Memory of Ann E. Calk The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Adair & Dick White

$15,000+ Mr. Keith Adams & Ms. Kerry Heyward Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Harry & Wendy Cynkus

Cari Dawson & John Sparrow Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio Marty & John Gillin 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 Piedmont National Family Foundation Dr.** & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Patty & Doug Reid Betsy & Lee Robinson Mary & Jim Rubright Jeffrey Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Loren & Gail Starr Alison & Joe Thompson Trapp Family John & Ray Uttenhove Kathy N. Waller Dr. & Mrs. James Wells

$10,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Allstate Alston & Bird Julie & Jim Balloun Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic Alexandra & Brett Blumencranz Mr. David Boatwright The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation John W. Cooledge In in Honor of Norman Mackenzie by Janet Davenport

Marcia & John Donnell Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Ms. Jeannie Hearn** Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz Roya & Bahman Irvani JBS Foundation Robert & Sherry Johnson King & Spalding Lenox Square a Simon Mall Sarah & Jim Kennedy Mr.** & Mrs.** Donald Keough Kimberly-Clark Corporation Mr. Louis G. Lane Pat & Nolan Leake Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Walter W. Mitchell Sunny Park Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Mr. John A. Sibley III Slumgullion Charitable Fund King & Spalding Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Ticketmaster Turner Foundation, Inc. Chilton & Morgan Varner Mrs. Virginia S. Williams

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ASO | support the patron partnership Members of the Patron Partnership give $2,000–$9,999 within a given fiscal year 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


$5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 5 Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Mr. & Mrs. John Allan Mr. William Allgood Asad Bashey Jack & Helga Beam Patricia & William Buss William & Patricia Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper Thomas G. Cousins Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Ms. Arlene DeMita Ms. Diane Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC Sally W. Hawkins Mr. Roger Hudguns Tad & Janin Hutcheson Mr. Baxter P. Jones & Dr. Jiong Yan Cecile M. Jones Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Peter & Vivian de Kok Mr. Kurt P. Kuehn & Ms. Cheryl Davis George H. Lanier

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier/The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Isabel Lamy Lee Loews Atlanta Hotel Peg & Jim Lowman Mary Ruth McDonald* Ms. Terry S. McGehee & Ms. Sheila A. Hunt, A.I.A. Ms. Molly Minnear & Mr. Craig Seibert Morgens West Foundation Franca G. Oreffice Margaret H. Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Vicki & Joe Riedel George S. Ridenhour, Jr. John T. Ruff Beverly & Milton Shlapak Ms. Caroline Stackhouse Peter James Stelling John & Yee-Wan Stevens Lou & Dick Stormont Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund* Mr. & Mrs. Alan Watt Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Joan N. Whitcomb Dick S. White, Jr. Suzanne B. Wilner


Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Rita & Herschel Bloom Lisa & Russ Butner Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation Cobb EMC Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Sally & Carl Gable Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Azira G. Hill Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Amy & Paul Snyder Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (4) Ms. Mary Allen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Rod & Leslie Aycox Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. & Mrs. David Bakken Lisa & Joe Bankoff Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Bell Family Foundation for Hope Inc Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Shirley Blaine Robert Blythe Jane & Gregory Blount Leon Borchers Carol Brantley & David Webster Martha S. Brewer Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Mrs. Harriett E. Brock & Mr. Erich Ledermann Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Karen & Rod Bunn

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

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Lubo Fund Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Alison & Chuck Carlin Mr. & Mrs. George E. Case III Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Ruth & Mark Coan Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Ralph & Rita Connell Rebekah & Jonathan Cramer Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Mr. Philip A. Delanty Mary & Mahlon Delong Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Greg & Debra Durden Betty W. Dykes Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Dieter Elsner The Elster Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Farnham Terence Colleran & Lim Kiaw Ellen & Howard Feinsand Rosi Fiedotin Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn Dr. & Mrs. Richard D Franco John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Mary D. Gellerstedt Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Sally & Walter George Caroline M Gilham Amy Githens Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. Carl Grafton Mrs. Louise Grant Joanne & Alex Gross

Mr. & Mrs. George N. Gundersen Mr. Gary Guy Harald R. Hansen* Lee Harper & Wayne Vason Phil & Lisa Hartley John & Martha Head The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Mr. William B. Hendrix Kenneth R. Hey Sarah & Harvey Hill The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation James & Bridget Horgan Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Tatty & Harry Howard Henry Howell Dona & Bill Humphreys Mrs. James M. Hund JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Jones Day Ann Rollins & James Jose Mr. James F. Kelly, Sr. Dick & Georgia Kimball* Ms. & Ms. Tara KingHughes Allyson M. Kirkpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter Mrs. Jo W. Koch David & Jill Krischer Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Lillian Balentine Law 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 Belinda & Gino Massafra Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Mrs. Kathryn M. McGrew Dr. Larry V. McIntire Mr. Justin R. McLain Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Anna & Hays Mershon Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Moe’s Southwest Grill Rebecca P. Moon Gregory & Judy Moore Lilot S. Moorman & Jeffrey B. Bradley Mr. Andrew Muir Janice & Tom Munsterman Michael & Carol Murphy Ann A. Nable Melanie & Allan Nelkin Gary & Peggy Noble Mr. & Mrs. Charles O’Brien, III Lynn & Galen Oelkers Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin Mr. Nat Padget Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III Mary Kay & Gene Poland Ms. Kathy Powell Tom & Mary Quigley Red Hare Brewing Company, LLC Mr. Leonard B. Reed Mr. J. A. Reiman & Ms. Cynthia Good Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Peach State Truck Centers Dr. & Mrs. Roger Ritvo S.A. Robinson Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer

Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers George & Mary Rodrigue The Gary W. Rollins Foundation Jane & Rein Saral Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schlotman Sam Schwartz & Dr. Lynn Goldowski Mr. Randy Shields & Mrs. Sarah Shields Nancy & Henry Shuford Suzanne Shull Helga Hazelrig Siegel Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Baker & Debby Smith Hamilton & Mason Smith Johannah Smith Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Kay & Alex Summers Stephen & Sonia Swartz Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Tapp George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Mrs. William J. Thompson Burton Trimble Mrs. Sheila Tschinkel Frank Vinicor, M.D. Vogel Family Foundation Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Joan & Howard Weinstein Nanette K. Wenger, M.D. Robert Wenger & Susan Carney David & Martha West Dr. W. Geoffrey West Ron & Susan Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell Winch & Mark Elberfield Mary Lou Wolff Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates Camille Yow Grace & Herbert Zwerner | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 67

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. Steven R. Tunnell

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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

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conductor’s circle The Conductor’s Circle includes donors who give $1,000 - $1,999 to the Annual Fund & 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 (3) Ann & Ed Abrams ACA Digital Recording, Inc. Ms. Margaret Allen Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Mr. Julian Bene & Dr. Amy Lederberg Paul & Linnea Bert Susan & Jack Bertram Mr. Merritt S. Bond Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Mr. Robert Buck Mr. Brian Christjohn Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Mrs. Nancy Cooke Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Mrs. Lavona Currie Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Delaney Mr. & Mrs. Reed Deupree Ms. Elaine A. Dittmar Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Judge** & Mrs. Jack Etheridge Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Ed & Judy Garland

Michael Gillen Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Spencer Godfrey William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Mr. & Mrs. James David Hayes Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Dr. Walter J. Hill Alan & Lucy Hinman Douglas Hooker & Patrise Perkins-Hooker Mr. Tom H. Hoover Ms. Ruth Hough In Memory of Byron P. Harris Richard & Linda Hubert Marguerite Ingram Dr. & Mrs. Alex Isakov Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Johnson Dr. & Mr. Janice W. Johnston The LMJ Foundation William L. & Sally S. Jorden Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kahn The Philip I. Kent Foundation Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Kowal 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 Jun-Ching Lin Deborah & William Liss Mr. Douglas E. Magruder Nancy & Larry Mansfield Luis Maza Clive McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Edward McGinn 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. Michael J. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman John & Agnes Nelson Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norris The Parham Fund Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Bill & Bamby Ray Dr. Susan Reef Ms. Kristin S. Rinne Mr. Brent Runnels & Ms. Frances H. Levine

Mr. Schomaeker & Ms. Cairns Mr. & Mrs. David Scoular Mr. Christopher Shorter Anne Marie Gary Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Mr. Morton S. Smith Mr. Sowell Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Anne-Marie Sparrow Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Claire Sterk & Mr. Kirk Elifson Beth & Edward Sugarman Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Tate Carolyn & Tom Thorsen Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Annie-York Trujillo & Raul Trujillo Ms. Melody Tung Jeremy S. Uchitel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Voss Mrs. Ruthie Watts Thomas R. Webb Brooke & Winston Weinmann Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming H. & T. Yamashita* Dr. & Mrs. William Yang Chuck & Pat Young

friend Friends of the Symphony make philanthropic contributions of $50-$999 to the Annual Fund and receive membership benefits, including a complimentary CD, a discount on ASO music education program tuition, and an invitation to attend Open Rehearsals. A benefit of Friends who give at the $200+ level is being named in the list below. A Friend of the Symphony (14) Dr. Robert A. Daniel** Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. & Mrs. Alfred G. Adams Ms. Lattina Adams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Adams

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Adams Rett Addy Mr. Amir Adiri Ms. Victoria Afshani Ms. Anastasia Agapova Mr. & Mrs. Lyle G. Akens Mrs. Judith Alembik

Ms. Mary Westney Allen Ms. Lu Allgood Judy & Dick Allison Mr. William W. Allison Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ames Mr. & Mrs. Amis Dr. & Dr. William D. Amis

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Mr. Christopher Andserson Mrs. Nadja Aquino & Mr. John Aquino Nadja Aquino Aous Araim Rev. & Mrs. Herbert S. Archer Jr. Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Irene C. Aronin Ms. Cyndae A. Arrendale Andrew Arrigoni Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Ms. Fredricka Bailey Mr. Jay Bailey & Mrs. Elaine Wilco Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Mr. & Mrs. George C. Baird Ms. Joanne Balen & Ms. Mary McGinnis Ahanu Banerjee Ms. Elaine Bankoff H. Spencer & Melissa Ruby Banzhaf Brian & Roberta Barber Mr. Greg Barfield Ms. Lin Barker Jordan Barkin Ms. Barbara L. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. John J. Barone Mr. Cesar Barria Mr. & Mrs. C. Keith Barringer Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Mr. John Bartholdi & Ms. Marian Burge Everette Bass Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Mr. Ernest W. Beals Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Ms. Natalia Beinenson Ms. Emma Jean Bell Mr. Jean V. Bellissard & Mrs. Barbara Gentz Ms. Lauren A. Benevich Mr. & Mrs. William H. Benton Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mr. & Mrs. Colin Bessonette Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Betenia Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bigler Mr. Randall B. Bird Mrs. Lee Birdsong Ms. Kristin Birkness Ms. Page L. Bishop Nancy & Gary Bivins R. Dwain Blackston, MD Mrs. Inge Bledel Susan & William Bledsoe Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block

Mr. & Mrs. Paul I. Bloom Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. Joey Boiser Mr. & Mrs. George Boltwood Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Bonapfel Mr. & Mrs. William M. Bond Mr. Randall Bonser Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bonstein, Jr. Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer Curtis R. Boren Douglas Borenstein Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Borra Ms. Elaine Bourdeaux Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Mr. Glenn Boylan Mr. & Mrs. Chris Boyle Mr. Jackson P. Braddy Dr. Curtis D. Bradford Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brant Mr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Bras Dr. & Mrs. James N. Brawner III Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg Sidney & Bernice Breibart Mr. James Breman Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks James L. Bross Mr. Thomas Brotski Mr. Gary W. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Brown Schan & Merv Brown Molly Bass Brown Thomas & Lucy Browning Alan Bryant, In Honor of Marie Bryant Budget Rent A Car of Atlanta, Inc. Mr. Kingsley Buhl Ms. Carol F. Burgess Mr. Richard H. Burgin Ms. Deborah G. Burke Mr. Walter Burnett Mr. Michael P. Burns Sissy & Joel Butler Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Nkomo Butts Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Ms. Gail Cabisius Mrs. Kyle R. Cade Carroll Caldwell Ms. Lina Caldwell Dr. Wayne E. Campbell, M.D. Mr. Harry Cardwell Dr. Richard Carlson Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Carole & George Carreker

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Davila* Joseph T. & Jane Davis Mr. Mark Davis Dr. & Mrs. Monte V. Davis Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Day Jeanne de Boer Ms. Maria de la Guardia Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Kevin S. Denney Dr. & Mrs. Lee A. Diamond Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Steve L. Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dishongh Ms. Erin Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Doole Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Dorazewski Mrs. Carole Dortch Mr. & Mrs. Kip K. Duchon Dr. Shirley Ann DuhartGreen & Mr. Henry Green Mr. & Ms. Michael H. Dulan Mrs. Joann A. Dunbar Mr. & Mrs. Dan Duwell Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Ms. Kimberley Eckhardt Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Holman Edmond, Jr. Ms. Isabella Edmundson & Mr. William Edmundson Janice & Charlie Edwards Geoffrey G. Eichholz Mr. William C. Eisenhauer Mr. & Mrs. Henry N. Elliott Mrs. Merrill B. Ellis in Memory of Mr. R. Park Ellis Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Ms. Shryl Epps Mr. Jerry L. Siegel & Dr. AnnRita L. Hader Mr. & Mrs. John A. Ernst Mr. Steven F. Ethridge Mr. Charlie Evans Dr. & Mrs Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ewert Ms. Jane E. Fahey & Mr. Emmet J. Bondurant II Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Martha & Mark Fair Ms. Mary A. Fair Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass Dr. Elizabeth L. Feely Mr. & Mrs. David Feldman Mr. & Mrs. Ira Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Ferst

Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip Mr. Brian Findley Ms. Jonee Fine Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fluehr Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Folmar Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Forsyth, Jr. Mr. Roy Foster & Mrs. Hope Caldwell-Foster Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Marla J. Franks & Bishop Susan Zoller Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Freeauf Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Freeman, M.D. Homer S. French, Jr. Jim & Nan French Mr. Richard Friederich Mr. & Mrs. Matt Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. Peter Fujimoto Mr. Michael T. Furick Mr. Ishola Gaba Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gantt Ms. Patricia Garcia Ms. Sara Gard Dr. & Mrs. John C. Garrett Ms. Mary L. Gasser Dr. Annie J. Gavin Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Gelbwachs Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gerakitis Mr. & Mrs. Lendon D. Gibbs Mr. Randall Gifford Edward & Virginia Gignoux Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Dr. Ulric Gilkes & Dr. Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes David M. Gittelman Mr. Howard Gleiter Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Glickman Mr. & Mrs. Pam Glustrom David J. Goldsmith Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Mr. Preston C. Goodson Mr. & Mrs. John L. Gornall, Jr. Mr. Harold A. Gorvy Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Gould Mr. Kenneth L. Gould John E. Graham Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr.

Ms. Anna Green Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Greenbaum Dr. Benjamin Griessman Mrs. Helen C. Griffith Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. John E. Grimm David Griscavage Ms. Anne L. Grossman & Dr. Leonard Berger Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann John B. Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. Isaac N. Habif Mr. William Hacker Ms. Wendy Hackett Stephen Hadler & Claudia Fedarko Mr. Samuel C. Hagan Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Mr. & Mrs. Rawn D. Hairston Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Mr.& Mrs.Terrance Hamilton Ms. Anne Hammond Mrs. Betty Hampton Mr. & Mrs. John M. Hancock Ms. & Mr. Barbara Harden Ms. Allegra Hardy Jim Hardy Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harley Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Harman Ms. Deidra Harrell Antoinette Harrington Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold George & Lynn Hart Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Ms. Elizabeth O. Hasler Helen & Edward M. Hatch Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Mrs. Elice D. Haverty Tammy Hawk Mr. James W. Hays J. Kenneth Hazen Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Hecht Ms. Susan V. Herrin Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Heller Pamela P. & John A.* Helms Ms. Suellen Henderson Mary M. Hendrix Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Rebecca J. Henry Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Herald Mrs. Ann J. Herman Dr. Juan C. Hernandez & Ms. Alexandra Guzman Mr. Mario Hernandez , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Hertlein

Arthur Heyman & Shirley Michalove Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hicks Ms. Kimberly Hielsberg Mr. Chris & Ms. Jennifer Higgins Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Dr. & Mrs William J. Hinson Richard E. Hodges Jr. Mr. Jonathan Hodgman Mr. & Mrs. Karl Hoenes Louise Hoff Mr. L. D. Holland Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David W. Holty Mrs. Toby S. Holzer Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Hooks Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Ms. Betsy Horton Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. Charles Howard Ms. Susan Hoy John E. & Hollis H. Hudak Mr. Harold Hudson Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Hundt Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Hunter Ms. Laura M. Hunter Mr. Keith Huston Ms. Katherine Hutchings Mr. Christopher Ibikunle Mr. & Ms. Philip J. Ihrig Ms. Kathleen Irwin Chris & Beth Irwin Mr. Ivaylo Ivanov Mr. & Mrs. Glen O. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Mrs. Elizabeth B. Jamison Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Jenkins, Jr. Mrs. Alton P. Jensen Ms. Betty G. Jeter Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Johnson Mr. Timothy A. Johnson & Mrs. Margaret Wood Mr. & Mrs. Lynn H. Johnston Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mrs. Kelli W. Jones Mr. Larry Jones Mrs. Toula S. Jones Mr. W. Seaborn Jones Mr. Daniel Joy Ms. & Mr. Andrea Juliao Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Sidney I. Katz

Mr. & Ms. Sam K. Kaywood, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Dexter Kearny Ms. Rebecca Keel & Mr. Joseph Drolet Margaret Kelso Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. Graham Kerr Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Ann T. Kimsey Ms. Carlene T. Kincaid Mr. & Mrs. Warren King Ms. Christie King Kinsaul Dr. Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Kirschner Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Kish Mr. & Ms. Daniel Klausner Mr. Fred Klingenberg Ms. Elise Knight Bob & Ellen Knouse Mr. & Mrs. Robert Koch Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr. Mr. Charles Koppel Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Kraft Mr. John Krecker Mr. & Mrs. Robert Krone Mr. & Mrs. Terry Krugman Mr. & Mrs. Harry Kuniansky Southern Company Kworks LLC Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Ms. Linda C. LaManna Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Mr. Robert Lamy Dr. & Mrs. William C. Land, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tim Langlois Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Ms. Katherine Larder Daniel & Terri Laufer Mr. Erik LaValle Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lavietes Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Mr. & Mrs. Donny Ledbetter Mr. Glenn L. Lee & Ms. Barbara Jeanneret Ione & John Lee Mr. Thomas Leffelman Mr. Leo Lehre Mr. & Mrs. David M. Leonard Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Dr. & Mrs. Fred A. Levin Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Diane & David Levy | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

Doreen Lewis Mr. Franklin D. Lewis, Jr. & Ms. Cam Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lewis Ms. Brenda Lighter Mr. Charles Lin Mr. Xun D. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lipman Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Allan & Vaneesa Little Mr. John Little & Mrs. Kathleen Casses Ms. Glennis Lofland Ms. Malinda C. Logan & Ms. Deirdre Bolden Sheri & Rick Long Barbara M. Long Mr. David Lopata Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Mrs. Janet J. Love Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Shengkai Lu Ms. Pumani Luangrath & Ms. Cynthia Ng Mr. William C. Luebben Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Mr. Edward Lybrook Mr. Kevin & Dr. Jennifer Lyman Deirdre Lyons-Gary Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Maclachlan Mr. Gary Madaris Mr. C.W. Maffett , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mike Maira Tiffany Makras Maurice (Ted) & Gloria Maloof Frederick Mann Dr. Harvey Mannes Ms. Sharon Margetson Mr. & Mrs. Reed Marill Mr. & Mrs. William Markle Mr. Marcus Marr Fred & Joan Martich Ms. Ellen Martin Mr. & Mrs. Graham Martin Mr. Hinton Martin, Jr. Mr. Jeffrey Martin Ms. Queen E. Martin Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Mr. & Mrs. John Kurt Mast Arthur B. Mathews Ms. Heather McAdams & Mr. Joseph Brian Hildreth Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McClain Dr. & Mrs. William M. McClatchey Dr. Rubye D. McClendon Dr. & Mrs. James A. McCoy

Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie, III Miss Joey A. McCraw Robert & Elba McCue Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCullough Sally & Allen McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. John McGee Mr. Douglas M. McIntosh & Mr. Thomas Murphy Mr. & Mrs. John McKibben Mr. & Mrs. C.Andrew McLean Norma & Doug McNeill Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Mr. Gary Meekins Elsa Ann Gaines & Joe Meyer Drs. Price & Jacqueline Michael Mr. & Mrs. Norman F. Miller Mr. Scott Miller Mr. Joseph W. Mills & Mrs. Lorrain Zabala-Mills Robert & Pat Milne Mr. Robert E. Minnear Betty & Malcolm N. Minsk Thomas Dreeze & Evans Mirageas Jeffrey & Esta Mitchell Mary & Julian Mohr Mrs. Elena C. Mola Mrs. Sally Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Ms. Florence L. Moran Ms. Brenda Morawa Ms. Cynthia A. Morris Carter & Hampton Morris Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Morris Tim & Kate Morris Dr. Patricia Moulton Mr. Anthony D. Moyers & Mr. John Weiser Ms. Alice Mullin John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Ms. Jennifer Mumby Mrs. Sherry Murphy David & Teresa Murray Mrs. Hannah Murray Janine & Chuck Musholt Wayne & Nancy Musselwhite Dr. & Mrs. Albert A. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glen L. Nadel Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Nagy Mr. Don Nash Mr. & Mrs. Kennard Neal Mr. & Mrs. William C. Needs Mrs. Harriette Nelson

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Edward & Belinda Watkins Ms. Susanne Watts Mrs. Patricia Webber Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Webster Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Wernert Mr. & Mrs. James W. Wert, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John Westerhoff Ms. Barbara A. White Mr. & Mrs. James T. White Ms. Pamela White Mr. Timothy J. White Dr. & Mrs. & Mrs. C. M. Whitehead, Jr. Mr. James E. Whittington William & Sally Wiley Ms. Anne Willcocks Ms. Anne E. Williams Ms. Barbara Williams Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Williams Ms. Donna Williams Betty Williford Mr. Bill Wilson Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Dr. Louis Fair, Jr. Mrs. Lisa H. Wilson Mr. Jack Winchester Ms. Judith Windsor Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Winkler Elliott & Susan Winton William & Ina Wise Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Wisniewski Mr. & Mrs. Ted Withers Ms. Valerie Witt Miss Cornelia K. Witte Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Wittenstein Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Wolensky Dennis Wolkin Raymond Woller & Doris Kadish Mrs. Julia R. Woodman Mr. K. Brent Woodruff Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Woodson Robert Worley Ilona & Douglas Wozniak Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Wray Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright Bright & Robert U. Wright Ms. Ellen Wujcik Mrs. Margaret P. Wyatt Mrs. William B. Wylly Mike & Marguerite York Dale & Ellen Zeigler Ms. Kristin Zeigler Dr. Kurt Zeller Ms. Christina K. Zierau & Mr. Robert M. Andrews | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 73

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.

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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

Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The Delta Air Lines Foundation Sally & Carl Gable Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation

Estate of Cora Nunnally Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson

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

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Kendeda Fund Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. The UPS Foundation Wells Fargo

David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt T. Johnson The Sumgullion Charitable Fund Massey Charitable Trust The Fred & Sue McGehee Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Family Charitable Fund Susan & Tom Wardell Powell Charitable Trust 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.

Don Carson Dr. John Cooledge The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation

The Robert S. Elster Foundation 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 Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Mr. & Mrs. William B. Fryer

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hays Lynn & Galen Oelkers 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 39 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 79

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.


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 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP 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

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. Chip and Sharon Shirley The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld 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 Lynne & Steve Steindel 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 81

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 Artist Liaison Bob Scarr Archives Program Manager DEVELOPMENT Toni Paz Director of Development Jessica Langlois Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects Jordan Keegan Development Assistant William Keene Development Assistant Nancy Field Grants Manager Brenda Turner Associate Director of Individual Giving

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Tammy Hawk Senior Director of Marketing & Communications KC Commander Digital Marketing Specialist Elizabeth Daniell Communications Coordinator Adam Fenton Director of Multimedia Technology 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 Senior Manager of Sales Jesse Pace Patron Services Manager Gokul Parasuram Database Manager 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 Manager of Artistic Administration 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 ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL LIVE Nicole Epstein Managing Producer Lisa Eng Multimedia Creative Manager Christine Lawrence Box Office Manager Natacha McLeod Senior Marketing 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 83

ASO | ticket info CAN’T ATTEND A CONCERT? You may exchange your tickets by 4 pm 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 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. 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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