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June 2017 | Content 6 Welcome 8 Robert Spano 10 Orchestra Leadership 12 Musicians 20 Concert Program & Notes 38 ASO Support 50 ASO Staff

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ASO | Welcome Dear Friends,

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t’s hard to believe we’re approaching the end of the season, and what an incredible season it has been! We are especially thankful for you, our friends, patrons, subscribers and donors. Without you, there would not be an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As we close the season, I wanted to take a moment to share a few accomplishments of note. · Positive Financial Momentum – One of our greatest accomplishments of the year was not only completing, but exceeding the $25 Million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign goal, nearly two years ahead of schedule. The fund will restore the Orchestra’s complement to 88 positions and six have already been hired, with additional auditions underway. We welcomed a record number of new subscribers this season and we exceeded our Delta Classical and POPS series goals for the year. And finally, this summer we look forward to announcing a balanced budget for the year, marking our third consecutive year of positive financial news. · Artistic Milestones – This quote beautifully articulates just one of many artistic achievements. “The performance was brilliantly executed by a stunningly good choir; there seems to be no slippage since the days (more than 30 years ago) when the late conductor Robert Shaw built the Atlanta orchestra’s chorus into a vital center of the contemporary vocal tradition. Under the direction of conductor Robert Spano, the orchestra finessed a complicated work, full of textural and strategic challenges: the audibility of soloists, the interplay of spoken word and musical accompaniment. Theofanidis has built a close relationship with Atlanta, and the fruits of that collaboration should be more widely appreciated. So this is a perfect example of what the Shift festival, a joint project by the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts, which presented the concert, can do: bring to the nation’s capital substantial works, and major orchestras, that need to be heard more widely.” — Philip Kennicott, Washington Post

Warm regards,

Jennifer Barlament Executive Director

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Our journey continues and we look forward to sharing all that the new season has to offer. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you next season!


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ASO | Music Director Robert Spano

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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.

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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

Life Directors Howell E. Adams, Jr. Bradley Currey, Jr.

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2016/17

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

CONTRABASSOON Juan de Gomar

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

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What are the ASO musicians looking forward to playing next season?

MICHAEL KURTH

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The Players’ Perspective

by Michael Kurth

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s an ASO patron, maybe a regular, hopefully even a subscriber, you may await the new season announcement with anticipation. What perennial favorites will be performed? What neglected gems? What exciting premieres? And which special guest conductors and soloists will take the stage at Symphony Hall? As an ASO musician, let me assure you that backstage the anticipation is even greater as we anxiously await the big reveal of the season ahead. After all, this music will soon take up residence on our practice room music stands and iPods.

When I asked Principal Clarinetist Laura Ardan what she was looking forward to most, her reply was immediate and irrepressible. “Super, Super, SUPER excited about The Age of Anxiety,” referring to the rarely played Symphony No. 2 of Leonard Bernstein, with which the ASO will be opening the season September 21 and 23. “I’ve never had the opportunity to play it before. The piece starts off with a clarinet duet, which I will play with our new second clarinet, Marci Gurnow, a first for both of us.” Any other music new to Atlanta audiences? Ardan, leafing through the season announcement brochure, squeals with delight: “Oh, we get to do Shostakovich No. 1! I haven’t played that since I was at Tanglewood 40 years ago!” I suspect she may be exaggerating a bit, but Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 is indeed on the ASO schedule May 31, June 2/3. This promises to be a great performance

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since it shares a program with megastar violinist Hilary Hahn, who will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. “And of course I’m looking forward to Alcides playing the Maracas Concerto,” Ardan continues. She’s referring to her section-mate Alcides Rodriguez, known to ASO audiences as a bass clarinetist, but known to aficionados worldwide as a master of the maracas, a folk instrument of his native Venezuela. He’ll be sharing Ricardo Lorenz’s “Pataruco” Concerto for Maracas on March 15 and 17. As a bass player, I’ve performed some Venezuelan folk music with Alcides, and his command of these seemingly simple shakers is almost beyond description, mixing a delicate touch, blazing speed and astounding athletic prowess. Justin Bruns, the ASO’s Associate Concertmaster (which means he’s the second First Violin, not to be confused with the first Second Violin), says he’s looking forward to Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 7, which Music Director Robert Spano will conduct November 9 and 11. What’s so special about the Seventh? “It’s the only Mahler symphony I haven’t played yet,” says Bruns defiantly. “I want to cross that bad boy off my list!” It’s a milestone in an orchestral musician’s career to complete an entire Mahler cycle, so I just might have to buy Justin a beer to celebrate! What else are the musicians anticipating? “All the Bernstein,” replies Bassoonist Laura Najarian. “His compositions are challenging and fun. I love his musical language.” Audiences will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy Bernstein’s music next season, as the Orchestra celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday on August 25, 2018. Programs in September, October, January and April all feature his masterpieces.

“Super, Super, SUPER excited about (Bernstein’s) The Age of Anxiety” LAURA ARDAN

What about the ASO’s 2017/18 roster of guest artists? Who are the players most eager to make music with? “Definitely looking forward to Yo-Yo,” says ASO Associate Principal Cellist Danny Laufer. Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most talented, well-known and universally beloved musicians, joins the Robert Spano and the ASO for a special performance of the SaintSaëns Cello Concerto on May 5. “He’s a great artist,” continues Laufer. “I love his musicianship. He’s such a sincere person, musically and as a human being. He just wants to spread the joy of music.” How about some chances for “repertoire redemption?” Andrew Brady, the ASO’s Principal Bassoon, is looking forward to the Mozart Requiem, but not just for the sublime beauty of the classic. “A few years ago I played second bassoon on the piece on some gig out in LA, and the second bassoon basically doubles the third trombone most of the time, and the trombone player was extremely out of tune the entire time. It was pure hell.” I’m sure Andrew, and the other members of the Orchestra, can look forward to stellar performances from our ASO trombones that we’ve come to expect. And what about me? For me next season has a little bit of everything, including some of my favorites, along with pieces I’ve never played before, which I’m eager to get started on, as well as some of my favorite guest artists. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 (Nov. 2/4) is often overshadowed by his

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“Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 7” JUSTIN BRUNS

“All the Bernstein” LAURA NAJARIAN

Third and Fifth symphonies, but it’s just as innovative and exciting as any of his works. Young Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez’s spectacular music is featured March 15/17. Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (April 26/28) is a charming, perfectly-proportioned masterpiece. Frequent ASO collaborator and my favorite mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor will join Robert Spano and the ASO on March 22/24 for a program which includes Bach’s Cantata “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” as well as the world premiere of a piece I’m currently composing specifically for her and the ASO Chamber Chorus. I’m obviously very excited about that. In fact, it’s time for me to take off my writer hat and don my composer hat. I just got an idea about a harmonic transition using a E7#5#9 chord...

“Definitely looking forward to Yo-Yo (Ma)” DANIEL LAUFER

“Mozart Requiem” ANDREW BRADY

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AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Concerts of Thursday, June 1, and Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor TWYLA ROBINSON, soprano CLIFTON FORBIS, tenor DANIEL SUMEGI, bass MARK BULLER (b. 1986) The Songs of Ophelia (2017) 6MIN World Premiere, commissioned by the Antinori Foundation and the Rapido! Composition Competition for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, Music Director. BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976) Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a (1945) 16MIN I. Dawn. Lento e tranquillo II. Sunday Morning. Allegro spiritoso III. Moonlight. Andante comodo e rubato IV. Storm. Presto con fuoco INTERMISSION 20MIN RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883) Act I from Die Walküre (1870) 63MIN In order of vocal appearance: Siegmund—Clifton Forbis, tenor Sieglinde—Twyla Robinson, soprano Hunding—Daniel Sumegi, bass

The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices.

English surtitles by Ken Meltzer

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator The Songs of Ophelia (2017) MARK BULLER was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 26, 1986. These are the world premiere performances. The Songs of Ophelia is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, suspended cymbal, tambourine, bass drum, harp, and strings.

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hese concerts feature the world premiere of The Songs of Ophelia, by American composer Mark Buller. The work was commissioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Robert Spano by the Antinori Foundation and the Rapido! Composition Competition. I’ve always been interested in the stories of lesser characters, the people on the margins. The concert this evening includes excerpts from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes and Wagner’s Die Walküre. Both feature women about whom we find ourselves wishing we knew more: what is Ellen’s back story, and what happens to her after the death of Peter? And why isn’t Sieglinde the sibling who gets to pull Notung from the tree? In keeping with this theme, I decided to tell the story of Ophelia, a character who meets an unfortunate demise in large part because of Hamlet. For the duration of Shakespeare’s play, we learn surprisingly little about this otherwise important character. Even her dramatic death is mentioned only in passing: having gone mad, she climbs into a willow tree, which breaks, plunging her into the brook below. The Songs of Ophelia tells her story through a series of “songs.” We meet her amidst the tumult surrounding the affairs at the Danish court, where her playfulness and humor provide momentary distraction — but disaster is not far off. Finally, Ophelia’s madness becomes evident, something I only briefly dwell upon. In the end, we are left with only her memory. —Mark Buller Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a (1945) BENJAMIN BRITTEN was born in Lowestoft, England, on November 22, 1913, and died in Aldeburgh, England, on December 4, 1976. The first performance of the opera, Peter Grimes, took place at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, England, on June 7, 1945, Reginald Goodall, conducting. The Four Sea Interludes are scored for two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, E-flat clarinet, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, piccolo trumpet, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bells in B-flat and E-flat, side drum, tambourine, bass drum, gong, xylophone, cymbals, suspended cymbals, harp, and strings.

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n 1942, Benjamin Britten attended a performance of his Sinfonia da Requiem by Serge Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Koussevitsky’s suggestion, and with the support of the Koussevitsky Music Foundation, Britten began work on a full-scale opera.

First Classical Subscription Performances: January 11, 12, and 13, 1979, Louis Lane, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: February 20, 21, and 22, 2003, Oliver Knussen, Conductor.

While in Hollywood, Britten read an article about the life and poetry of George Crabbe. Britten was immediately drawn to Crabbe’s 1810 poem The Borough, with its vivid descriptions of life in the seaside town of Aldeburgh. One of the characters in The Borough is the fisherman Peter Grimes. In Crabbe’s poem, Grimes is in encoreatlanta.com | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21


JUN 1/3 | program many ways a malignant character, with a mind “untouched by pity, unstung by remorse, and uncorrected by shame.” Britten and his librettist Montagu Slater modified Peter Grimes’s character into a greatly disturbed, but misunderstood outsider. Crabbe’s Grimes flaunts society’s conventions at every turn. But in Britten’s opera, the title character’s conflicting desires for independence and acceptance by society lead to his ruin. The story of Grimes’s downfall is told against the backdrop of the ever-present and omnipotent sea. As Britten explained: For most of my life, I have lived closely in touch with the sea. My parents’ house in Lowestoft directly faced the sea, and my life as a child was colored by the fierce storms that sometimes drove ships on our coast and ate away whole stretches of neighboring cliffs. In writing Peter Grimes, I wanted to express my awareness of the perpetual struggle of men and women whose livelihood depends upon the sea—difficult though it is to treat such a universal subject in theatrical form. Indeed, while the sea is the basis of Grimes’s livelihood, it ultimately proves to be the instrument of his death. In Peter Grimes, Britten created one of opera’s most haunting and unforgettable characters. The orchestra too plays a crucial dramatic role, perhaps most notably in the Interludes that bridge scenes of various Acts, and vividly depict the mysterious, powerful, and everchanging sea. The Sea Interludes have also established a regular presence in the concert hall. I. Dawn. Lento e tranquillo II. Sunday Morning. Allegro spiritoso III. Moonlight. Andante comodo e rubato IV. Storm. Presto con fuoco Act I from Die Walküre (1870) RICHARD WAGNER was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813, and died in Venice, Italy, on February 13, 1883. The first performance of Die Walküre took place at the Hoftheater in Munich, Germany, on June 26, 1870, with Franz Wüllner, conducting. Act I of Die Walküre is scored for soprano, tenor, and bass solos, piccolo, three flutes, three oboes, English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, four horns, four Wagner tubas, three trumpets, three trombones, bass trumpet, bass trombone, contrabass trombone, tuba, timpani, two harps, and strings.

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First Classical Subscription ichard Wagner’s creation of his epic The Ring of the Nibelung, “A stage-festival play Performances: January 18, 19, and for three days (Die Walküre, Siegfried, and 20, 1979, Richard Kness, Tenor, Joyce Götterdämmerung) and a preliminary evening Barker, Soprano, Ara Berberian, bass, (Das Rheingold),” spanned twenty-eight years of Robert Shaw, Conductor. the German composer’s life. In 1848, Wagner began the prose sketch of what ultimately became the Ring’s final opera, Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods). In August of 1876, the premiere of the complete 18-hour Ring cycle took place at Bayreuth, Germany, in the theater Wagner specially constructed for festival performances of his masterwork. The two principal sources for the story of Wagner’s Ring Cycle are The Poetic Edda, a collection 22 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


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JUN 1/3 | program of ancient Norse poems first transcribed in the twelfth century, and the thirteenth-century Nibelungenlied. Wagner employed these ancient tales as a forum for his own philosophical views. In an 1854 letter to his friend August Röckel, Wagner described the meaning of his Ring: We must learn to die, in fact to die in the most absolute sense of the word. Fear of the end is the source of all lovelessness, and it arises only where love itself has already faded. How did it come about that mankind so lost touch with this bringer of the highest happiness to everything living that in the end everything they did, everything they undertook and established, was done solely out of fear of the end? My poem shows how....The course of the drama thus shows the necessity of accepting and giving way to the changeability, the diversity, the multiplicity, the eternal newness of reality and of life. The Ring is one of the most significant works in the history of lyric theater. In the Ring, Wagner attempted to move away from what he viewed as the singer-oriented excesses of French and Italian grand opera to create a Gesamtkunstwerk (“total art work”), a fusion of text, music, and stage drama. One of the most revolutionary aspects of the Ring is Wagner’s is the elevation of the orchestra from its traditional role as accompanist to that of another protagonist in the drama. This, Wagner achieved not only by the deployment of an ensemble of impressive size and varied instrumental colors, but also by the ingenious use of the leitmotif (“leading motif”), symbolic musical phrases. The power, beauty, and eloquence of several orchestral episodes in Wagner’s Ring have assured their status as favorites, not just within the context of the original operas, but as independent concert works. Although crucial to the plot of the entire Ring, Act I of Die Walküre may also function as a riveting, self-contained drama. As such, it receives more than the occasional concert performance. The Story A bracing orchestral Prelude depicts a raging storm. The curtain rises on Hunding’s hut. Siegmund (tenor), who is fleeing his enemies, staggers into the hut. Hunding’s wife, Sieglinde (soprano), discovers the exhausted Siegmund. Although the two do not recognize each other, it is clear they share a powerful bond. Hunding (bass) finally arrives. After some discussion, Hunding realizes that Siegmund is the foe he has been pursuing. Hunding tells Siegmund that he may stay the night, but in the morning, the two will fight a duel to the death. Hunding and Sieglinde retire to their bedroom. Alone, Siegmund recalls that his father once told the young boy a sword would rescue him in his hour of need (“Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater”). A sudden flash of light shines upon the sword, buried in an ash tree that rests in the middle of the hut. Sieglinde returns, having given Hunding a sleeping potion. She tells Siegmund of her unhappy wedding day, and the appearance of a mysterious stranger, who plunged the sword into the ash tree (“Der Männer Sippe”). Only a true hero has the power to remove the sword. A gust of wind blows open the door to the hut. Siegmund hails the arrival of spring, and of love (“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond”). Siegmund names the sword “Notung,” and pulls it from the tree, as Sieglinde watches in amazement. Siegmund and Sieglinde finally realize that they are long-separated brother and sister (“Siegmund heiss ich”). The two rush out into the night. 24 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


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JUN 1/3 | artists TWYLA ROBINSON, soprano

KRISTIN HOEBERMANN

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wyla Robinson’s incisive musicianship, ravishing vocal beauty and dramatic delivery have taken her to the leading concert halls and opera stages of Europe and North America. She has been heard in performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. She has worked with conductors including Pierre Boulez, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Hans Graf and Michael Tilson Thomas. Recent orchestral highlights include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with the Seattle Symphony, Dvorˇák’s Te Deum with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand” with Jirˇí Beˇlohlávek at the opening night of the BBC Proms. With the Cincinnati Opera, she created the role of Becky in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star and performed the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. A frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, her performances include Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, as well as Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Verdi’s Requiem. Robinson debuted with the New York Philharmonic in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Alan Gilbert. She made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which she has also sung with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and the Barbican Centre in London. CLIFTON FORBIS, tenor

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lifton Forbis is engaged to sing the most demanding tenor repertoire around the world, including the title roles of Samson et Dalila, Otello and Tristan und Isolde. He is a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Canadian Opera Company and Teatro alla Scala.

MARTIN O’CONNOR

Past engagements include Otello for Dallas Opera, inaugurating the Winspear Opera House at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. He reprised Otello with Canadian Opera Company and sang performances for Deutsche Oper Berlin. He was heard in the title role in Tristan und Isolde with Semyon Bychkov and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln in concert, and again with Seattle Opera, Opéra National de Paris and Lyric Opera of Chicago. On the concert stage, Forbis appeared in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Palm Beach Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Bernard Haitink. He also appeared as Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Other roles with which Forbis has become notably identified are the Drum Major in Wozzeck, Andrei Khovansky in Khovanshchina, and Florestan in Fidelio, which he has performed at theaters including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, Atlanta Opera and Minnesota Opera. Other recent highlights include his performances of Canio in Pagliacci for Florida Grand Opera and 26 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


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JUN 1/3 | artists Nashville Opera, Don José in Carmen for the Metropolitan Opera and Palm Beach Opera, the title role of Oedipus Rex with the Metropolitan Opera and his debuts with Paris Opera in the title role of Wagner’s Parsifal and Venice’s Teatro la Fenice as Boris in Janácˇek’s Katya Kabanova. DANIEL SUMEGI, bass

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ustralian bass Daniel Sumegi is proud to appear with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the first time as Hunding in Die Walküre. Since his US debut 25 years ago, he has sung more than 100 roles in most of the world’s best theaters. In recent years he has specialized in performing Wagner, having taken part in Ring Cycles in Cologne, Buenos Aires, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Strasbourg and Melbourne. He has also performed in Parsifal (Hamburg, Barcelona, Adelaide), Der fliegende Holländer (Seattle, Austin, Minneapolis, Adelaide, Sydney), Tannhäuser (San Francisco, Sydney), Tristan und Isolde (Melbourne), and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Antwerp). A graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship program, Daniel was a prize winner in numerous vocal contests, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Bruno Walter Prize and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, among many others. Sumegi is no stranger to the grand works of Verdi and Strauss, but also performs music from every period from Monteverdi to Britten, Tippett and Maxwell-Davies. He loves participating in the creation of new works, and most recently performed the role of Johnny Iselin in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’s acclaimed Manchurian Candidate with Minnesota Opera. Symphonic repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Brahms’ Four Serious Songs, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Rossini and Dvorˇák’s Stabat Mater, Shostakovich’s Symphony 13 (Babi Yar) and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Further information can be found at www.danielsumegi.com

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JUN 9/10 | program The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series is presented by

AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski, Principal POPS! Conductor Delta POPS! Concert Concerts of Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 8:00pm

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JACK EVERLY, conductor

Film courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Production Credits: Producer: JOHN GOBERMAN Live orchestra adaptation: PATRICK RUSS

The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other handheld devices.

Technical Supervisor: PAT MCGILLEN Music Preparation: LARRY SPIVACK Original orchestrations reconstructed by: JOHN WILSON, PAUL CAMPBELL AND ANDREW COTTEE The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations) A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.

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JUN 9/10 | artists JACK EVERLY, conductor

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ack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. This season Maestro Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities.

MICHAEL TAMMARO

As Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Maestro Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall attracting hundreds of thousands attendees on the lawn and reaching millions of viewers annually. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. Maestro Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, is a recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He is a proud resident of the Indianapolis community for over 14 years and when not on the podium you can find Maestro Everly at home with his family which includes Max the wonder dog.

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JUN 11 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Family Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Additional support is generously provided by

The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Concert of Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 3:00pm

FAMILY CONCERT Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall JOSEPH YOUNG, Conductor BRANDON MORALES, baritone ALLIANCE THEATRE TEEN ENSEMBLE: Sherifa Budulai Gillian Baker Caroline Caden Austin Geter Kyla Hunter Alexis Mpezo Adirah Robinson Evita Walch RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883) The Flying Dutchman Overture ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900) “Pirate King” from Pirates of Penzance ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957) Overture from Captain Blood NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Scheherazade KLAUS BADELT (b. 1967) arr. Ted Ricketts Theme from Pirates of the Caribbean

NO INTERMISSION

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JUN 11 | artists JOSEPH YOUNG, conductor

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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. In July 2017 Young will begin his new role as the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory. BRANDON MORALES, baritone

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randon Morales, bass-baritone, has performed with Opera Companies all over the US stretching from Portland Opera in Oregon to Virginia Opera on the East coast. Career highlights include the title role of Don Giovanni, Escamillo in Carmen, Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. A graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Morales has been highly active in the Ohio State area performing with Dayton Opera, NANO Works, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Queen City Chamber Opera, Clermont Philharmonic/Opera, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Cincinnati Opera and most recently 36 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


Opera Project Columbus. He has also been a featured soloist for Cincinnati Youth Symphony Orchestra and Voices of the Commonwealth chorus in Northern Kentucky. Other works include performing the role of Dr. Malatesta in Alamo City Opera’s Don Pasquale, and the roles of Friedrich von Telramund in Lohengrin and the Dutchman in Die Fliegende Holländer in concert with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, where he is now part of their blooming Wagner studio. Morales has recently completed his first year as an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, and will be returning in the fall for roles in three of the Opera’s upcoming productions. THE ALLIANCE THEATRE TEEN ENSEMBLE

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he Alliance Theatre Teen Ensemble is a group of 16-20 high school students from all over Metro-Atlanta, who are interested in performance, writing, and theatre production. The goal of the Teen Ensemble program is to give Atlanta area high school students an inside look into the work being done at the Alliance Theatre, and provide opportunities to create world class theatre experiences with a teen perspective. The group is selected by audition and interview in the spring of each year and, throughout the following season, they attend 1st previews and Meet & Greets with the cast and crew of all Alliance Theatre productions, write reviews for every show in our season, attend monthly workshops with Alliance Theatre Teaching Artists and Guest Artists from all over the country, and work with Alliance Staff and Guest Artists to create both traditional and experimental theatre pieces. Sherifa Budulai Gillian Baker

Caroline Caden Austin Geter

Kyla Hunter Alexis Mpezo

Adirah Robinson Evita Walch

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ASO | support

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

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The Kendeda Fund The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

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Susan & Richard Anderson The Antinori Foundation

Susan & Thomas Wardell

$50,000+

The Graves Foundation

The Zeist Foundation

$35,000+

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 Neale M. Bearden** 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

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 Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.

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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

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 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

*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 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

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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 Jack & Susanne Pinkerton 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 Mrs. C. Preston Stephens John & Yee-Wan Stevens Lou & Dick Stormont Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund* Mr. & Mrs. Alan Watt Joan N. Whitcomb Dick S. White, Jr. Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Suzanne B. Wilner

Dr. & Mrs. David Bakken Lisa & Joe Bankoff Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks 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 Lubo Fund Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Charles Campbell & Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Alison & Chuck Carlin Mr. & Mrs. George E. Case III Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba

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

$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 Bell Family Foundation for Hope Inc The Breman Foundation, Inc. Patricia & William Buss William & Patricia Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper

$2,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (4) Ms. Mary Allen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Rod & Leslie Aycox Dr. Evelyn R. Babey

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

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Ruth & Mark Coan Susan & Carl Cofer Terence Colleran & Lim Kiaw 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 Anne Marie Gary 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 Janet & Bucky 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 Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki 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 William & Deborah Liss* 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 Diana Silverman Baker & Debby Smith Hamilton & Mason Smith Johannah Smith K. Douglas Smith Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. 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 Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell Winch & Mark Elberfield Mary Lou Wolff Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Tomohiro & Hiroko Yamashita* Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates Camille Yow Grace & Herbert Zwerner

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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** Robert Lamy James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy Russell Lee & Gary Lee, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. William C. Lester Liz & Jay** Levine Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Joanne Lincoln Jane Little** Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier

John W. Markham Linda & John Matthews Dr. Michael S. McGarry John & Clodagh Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Amy W. Norman Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard** & Sandra Palay Sally & Pete Parsonson Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mr.** & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Helen & John Rieser Dr. Shirley E. Rivers** David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mr.** & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser June & John Scott Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Charles H. Siegel** Hamilton & Mason Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Gail & Loren Starr Peter James Stelling C. Mack** & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret** & Randolph** Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr.

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

You can leave a legacy of music. For more information call 404.733.4839 or visit aso.org/giving

**Deceased


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SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 | 6pm THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ATLANTA | 75 Fourteenth Street NE Hosted by:

The Atlanta Symphony Associates Ball Honorees:

Howard and Vicki Palefsky

For more information, please visit:


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

1.5 MILLION

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

3,000

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.

75%

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,

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Music Directors who have led the Orchestra

55,300

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ROBERT SHAW

ROBERT SPANO


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

$1 MILLION+

$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

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

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

$150,000+

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

$100,000+

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

$75,000+

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.

$50,000+

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

$25,000+

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

$15,000+

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

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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.

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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.

www.atlantasymphony.org 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.org.

ASO | general info LATE SEATING

THE ROBERT SHAW ROOM

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.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

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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THE ENCORE ATLANTA

DINING GUIDE

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local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers.

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, establishmentatlanta.com. 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, livingstonatlanta.com. 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, lobbyattwelve.com, M

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AMERICAN


DINING GUIDE AMERICAN

ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a clublike atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. 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 Atlanta Chef Kyle Schmidt who comes to Paces & Vine after 8 years in Atlanta kitchens King and Duke, JCT Kitchen, and No. 246 among others. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V

COURTESY OF SOHO; COURTESY OF THE ATLATNA FALCONS

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, sohoatlanta.com. V

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

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE

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; ruthschris.com. 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

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TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. 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, togrp.com/ venue/stk-atlanta. M

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DINING GUIDE BREWPUB/ GOURMET PUB FARE

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, gordonbiersch.com. 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, tapat1180.com. M

CREOLE/CAJUN

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, parishatl.com. OFW

EUROPEAN FUSION

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, ecco-atlanta.com. M

ITALIAN

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. 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. maggianos.com B, NA, P

MEXICAN

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, alma-atlanta.com. 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, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

SEAFOOD/SUSHI

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

VEGAN

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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