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January 2018 | Content 6 Welcome 8 Robert Spano 10 Orchestra Leadership 12 Musicians 24 Concert Program & Notes 60 ASO Support 70 ASO Staff



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ASO | Welcome Dear Friends,


rom the first Atlanta Youth Symphony concert in 1945, to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s first appearance in Carnegie Hall in 1971, to the ASO’s performance at the 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, to ASO bassist Jane Little’s Guinness World Record-breaking 71st season in 2016, the ASO has left its mark on the world of classical music and the Atlanta community. ASO Archivist Bob Scarr has compiled the highlights of the ASO’s past 73 years in a new, easy to reference timeline, complete with historic milestones, photos and more. As we welcome 2018, take a moment to step back and enjoy a trip down memory lane with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at This month, we’ll add another historical milestone as we welcome the incomparable Kathleen Battle to Symphony Hall on Jan. 19 for a special one-night-only performance of moving spirituals inspired by the journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad. We hope you will joins us for this unforgettable performance. Conductor Chelsea Tipton II will lead this celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs. During the month of January, we’ll also showcase two of our own talented musicians as Concertmaster David Coucheron performs the Saint-Saëns Third Violin Concerto on Jan. 11 and 13, and on Jan. 25 and 27, the Orchestra will perform bassist and composer Michael Kurth’s Everything Lasts Forever. Michael was recently named Best New Composer in Atlanta Magazine’s 2017 Best of Atlanta. Congratulations to Michael! I hope you had the opportunity to join us over the holidays, it truly was a special month here at the Atlanta Symphony with sold out performances, beautiful music and delighted audiences. During the month of December, we also announced a new addition to our Movies in Concert Series, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in Concert, February 22, 23 and 24. These concerts sell out fast, so don’t miss your opportunity to see this classic with the Orchestra performing the score live. We look forward to more exciting milestones in the months to come. Thank you for your continued support and Happy New Year!

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ASO | Music Director Robert Spano


onductor, pianist, composer and teacher Robert Spano is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities. Celebrating his 17th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this highly imaginative conductor is an approachable artist with the innate ability to share his enthusiasm for music with an entire community and concert hall. A fervent mentor to rising artists, he is responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors and performers and enjoys collaborations with composers and musicians of all ages, backgrounds and ability, especially through his leadership of the Atlanta School of Composers. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students and rising artists; he also holds a conducting residency with the Colburn School Orchestra in Los Angeles. Spano has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah Music Festivals. Guest engagements have included the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Kansas City and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfonica Estado Sao Paulo, the Melbourne Symphony in Australia and the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. His opera performances include Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and the Seattle Opera’s Wagner Ring cycles.


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 Orchestra. 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.

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ASO | leadership 2017-18 Board of Directors Officers Howard D. Palefsky, Chair Janine Brown, Chair-elect

Thomas Wardell, Vice Chair Lynn Eden, Vice Chair

Meghan H. Magruder, James Rubright, Secretary Treasurer

Keith Adams Juliet Allan Susan Antinori Jennifer Barlament* Neil H. Berman+ Paul Blackney Rita Bloom Janine Brown Karen Bunn* C. Merrell Calhoun+ Bill Carey S. Wright Caughman, M.D.+ Russell Currey Lynn Eden Sloane Evans

Carlos del Rio, M.D.+ Paul R. Garcia Jason Guggenheim Joseph W. Hamilton, III Bonnie B. Harris Caroline Hofland Doug Hooker Tad Hutcheson Roya Irvani D. Kirk Jamieson Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon+ Donna Lee Hank Linginfelter Sukai Liu

Karole F. Lloyd Kelly L. Loeffler Meghan H. Magruder Brian F. McCarthy Penelope McPhee+ Bert Mills Molly Minnear Terence L. Neal Joseph M. O’Donnell Galen Lee Oelkers Howard D. Palefsky Suzanne Tucker Plybon+ Ronda Respess* James Rubright William Schultz

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

John T. Glover Dona Humphreys Aaron J. Johnson Ben F. Johnson III Jim Kelley 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 Ray Uttenhove Chilton Varner Adair R. White Sue Sigmon Williams

Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

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


Board of Counselors 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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Robert Spano Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair

MUSICIAN ROSTER FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster

SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung

VIOLA Reid Harris Principal

The Mr. & Mrs. The Carolyn Howard R. Peevy Chair McClatchey Chair The Mabel Dorn Sanford Salzinger Reeder Honorary Chair

The Edus H. & Harriet H. Warren Chair

Justin Bruns Associate Concertmaster

The Mary & Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair

The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair

Vacant Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Anastasia Agapova Acting Assistant Concertmaster Carolyn Toll Hancock

SECOND VIOLIN Julianne Lee• Principal

Paul Murphy Associate Principal Catherine Lynn

The Atlanta Symphony Assistant Principal Associates Chair Marian Kent

Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal

The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair

Jay Christy Assistant Principal Noriko Konno Clift Acting Assistant Principal Sharon Berenson The Wells Fargo Chair David Braitberg John Meisner David Dillard Christopher Pulgram Eleanor Kosek Carol Ramirez Ruth Ann Little Juan Ramirez Thomas O’Donnell Olga Shpitko Ronda Respess Kenn Wagner Frank Walton Lisa Wiedman Yancich Sissi Yuqing Zhang •

Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Madeline Sharp

CELLO Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam & John Conant Chair

Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair

Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus Thomas Carpenter •

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair Joel Dallow

The UPS Foundation Chair

Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner BASS Vacant Principal The Marcia & John Donnell Chair  Gloria Jones Allgood Associate Principal Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair

Karl Fenner Sharif Ibrahim • 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

Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

Stephen Mulligan Assistant Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair

OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal

Anthony Georgeson• Associate Principal Laura Najarian The George M. & Corrie Juan de Gomar Hoyt Brown Chair

Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal The Kendeda Fund Chair

Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach CLARINET Laura Ardan Principal

Nathan Zgonc Second/Associate Principal Brian Hecht

BASS TROMBONE CONTRA-BASSOON Brian Hecht The Home Depot Juan de Gomar Veterans Chair

HORN Brice Andrus Principal The Betty Sands Fuller Chair

Susan Welty Associate Principal Jaclyn Rainey Bruce Kenney

TRUMPET The Robert Shaw Chair Stuart Stephenson Principal Ted Gurch The Madeline & Associate Principal Howell Adams Chair Marci Gurnow Vacant Alcides Rodriguez Associate Principal E-FLAT CLARINET Michael Tiscione Ted Gurch Acting Associate Principal/Second BASS CLARINET TROMBONE Alcides Rodriguez Samuel Schlosser BASSOON Principal The Terence L. Neal Andrew Brady Chair, Honoring Principal The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

TUBA Michael Moore Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair

TIMPANI Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair

William Wilder Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Joseph Petrasek • Principal

HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Sally & Carl Gable Chair


The Hugh & Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair

Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Nicole Jordan Principal The Marianna & Solon Patterson Chair

Holly Matthews Assistant Principal Librarian Hannah Davis ASYO/Assistant Librarian

The Julie & Arthur Montgomery Chair

Charles Settle* Acting Principal The Connie & Merrell Calhoun Chair

William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair

Michael Stubbart •

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The Transcendent Beauty of Kathleen Battle by Mark Gresham

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elebrated soprano Kathleen Battle returns to Atlanta’s Symphony Hall this month with her inspirational program of spirituals, “Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey,” to join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This special, onenight-only performance will take place on January 19, the Friday following the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Ms. Battle’s “recital version” of the program, with piano and chorus, plus guest artists – which in that instance included trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and actress Cicely Tyson.

In its review of that performance, the New York Times remarked that Ms. Battle, who will celebrate her 70th birthday this August, “sang Ms. Battle had already been with a remarkable freshness presenting her “Underground and beauty.” Railroad” program for several years when on November Throughout her distinguished 13, 2016, it was the vehicle career, especially at its apex, for her historic return to the Ms. Battle’s buoyant lyric stage of the Metropolitan soprano voice has been Opera House after a 22-year described as “lovely and lithe absence from the Met stage. in its lightness, luminous and The house was sold out for radiant, especially in its upper that performance, which was range where she could soar | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15


Guest conductor Chelsea Tipton II will lead the ASO, and the esteemed Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs will also be featured. The event marks the 25th anniversary of the ASO’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concerts, first presented in Symphony Hall on January 18, 1993.

with ethereal elegance.” Yet beyond the voice itself is her remarkable ability to forge a compelling emotional connection with audiences. Although the range of her operatic and classical concert repertoire spans three centuries, from Baroque to contemporary works, the scope of Ms. Battle’s abilities as a singer go well beyond those boundaries. Her work as a great interpreter of spirituals elicits the pure emotional power of the music and words, whether expressing joy or sorrow, bridging cultural boundaries. Of her “Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey” concerts, Ms. Battle has remarked of how the program of classic AfricanAmerican spirituals and traditional songs “brings together my musical background and my cultural heritage.” They represent a lifetime of experience, beginning in her hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, where as the youngest of seven, she became actively engaged in the music of her African Methodist Episcopal church. She would grow up with the vision of becoming a music teacher, but as destiny would have it, she was discovered by the operatic world and became one of its stars - quite an accomplish-

Ms. Battle never left her roots behind, and has long devoted her liquid, signature sound to the cause of championing African-American spirituals and her musical heritage. ment for an artist who has described her fundamental connection to music as simply feeling “blessed to have a voice that somebody else wanted to hear.” Through all the years of operatic fame and accolades, Ms. Battle never left her roots behind, and has long devoted her liquid, signature sound to the cause of championing African-American spirituals and her musical heritage. As an emphatic expression of that heritage, the focus of “Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey,” is the close connection of many of these spirituals to the historic Underground Railroad, the secret network of abolitionists, both black and white from all walks of life, who, at significant risk, helped tens of thousands of slaves in the American South escape to freedom in the North and Canada, between the 1830s and the beginning

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of the Civil War. Some two dozen spirituals reflecting this theme, to be sung by Ms. Battle and the united Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs, will be interspersed with readings from the words of abolitionists and civil rights giants such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

spirituals sung by and shared among slaves who longed for freedom.

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” taught escaping slaves how to navigate their way north at night, oriented by the Big Dipper and North Star when skies were clear, and when the sky was cloudy by the moss and lichens that grew on the north side of trees. In African-American musicologist, research- “Bound for the Land of Canaan,” one er, author and teacher Eileen Southern, might detect how “Canaan” stands as in her seminal history book, The Music a metaphor for Canada. of Black Americans, articulates how music functioned in the lives of African- Many other spirituals carry such American slaves this way: “Music was multiple levels of meaning, if one a primary form of communication for is attentive to reading between the the slaves, just as it had been for their literal lines: “Steal Away,” “Wade in African forbearers. Through the medi- the Water, “Many Thousand Gone,” um of song, the slave could comment “This Train,” “Go Down, Moses” and on his problems and savor the few “Sinner, Please Don’t Let This Harvest pleasures allowed him; he could voice Pass,” all bear witness to that mode of his despair and his hopes, and assert musical communication. his humanity in an environment that constantly denied his humanness. As Audiences will find “Kathleen Battle: in the African tradition, the songs of Underground Railroad – A Spiritual the slaves could tell his history and Journey,” draws deeply upon this rich reservoir of music, literature, history reveal his everyday concerns.” and culture to build an engaging proLike the Underground Railroad itself, grammatic arc for understanding a which used coded terms borrowed salient piece of the American expefrom the actual railroad industry such rience through the eyes, ears and as “passengers,” “conductors” and hearts of African-Americans. “pilots” to keep its operations secret, so too were often the words of the 18 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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s a tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven and his great influence on music as we know it today, Jonathan Biss will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas in a series of intimate recitals over the span of two seasons. “Our relationship to Beethoven is a deep and paradoxical one. For many musicians, he represents a kind of holy grail: his music has an intensity, rigor, and profundity which keep us in its thrall, and it is perhaps unequalled in the interpretive, technical, and even spiritual challenges it poses to performers. At the same time, Beethoven’s music is casually familiar to millions of people who do not attend concerts or consider themselves musically inclined. Two hundred years after his death, he is everywhere in the culture, yet still represents its summit. Beethoven’s sonatas have been a constant presence in my life for nearly as long as I have been playing the piano. ‘Presence’ is too mild a word, though: ‘force’ comes a bit closer to conveying the space he occupies in my heart and head. For playing Beethoven does not feel like a matter of choice: his concerns are so all-encompassing, his mastery so astonishing, his personality so combative (yet, somehow, also so sympathetic), one cannot look (listen?) away.” – Jonathan Biss FEB 28 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Opus 2, No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Opus 14, No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27, No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia” Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Opus 26, “Funeral March” Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Opus 53, “Waldstein” APR 4 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Opus 7 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Opus 31, No. 2, “Tempest” Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Opus 10, No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57, “Appassionata” MAY 30 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13, “Pathétique” Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54 Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Opus 81a, “Les Adieux” Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 2, No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110

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ASO | sponsors AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra

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. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.

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JAN 11/13 | program The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

Concerts of Thursday, January 11, and Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 8:00pm In addition to his genius as a composer, Beethoven was one of the greatest pianists of his time. Beethoven composed Five Piano Concertos, four of which he premiered as soloist. During the months of January and February, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio performs all Five of the Beethoven Concertos. JAN 25/27 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” FEB 1/3 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 Piano Concerto No. 2 Piano Concerto No 3

PETER OUNDJIAN, Conductor DAVID COUCHERON, violin LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free (1944) Variation I (Galop) Variation II (Waltz) Variation III (Danzon)


CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B minor, Opus 61 (1880) 29 MIN I. Allegro non troppo II. Andantino quasi allegretto III. Molto moderato e maestoso; Allegro non troppo David Coucheron, violin INTERMISSION LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92 (1812) I. Poco sostenuto; Vivace II. Allegretto III. Presto; Assai meno presto IV. Allegro con brio

FEB 8/10/11 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 FEB 15/17 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 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. 24 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free (1944) LEONARD BERNSTEIN was born in Lawrence, These are the First Classical Massachusetts, on August 25, 1918, and died in New Subscription Performances. York on October 14, 1990. The first performance of Fancy Free took place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on April 18, 1944, with the composer conducting the Ballet Theatre Orchestra. The Three Dance Variations are scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, suspended cymbals, snare drum, triangle, piano, and strings.


n November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein, then a 25-year-old Assistant Conductor with the New York Philharmonic, made an unexpected and stunning debut. Bernstein, substituting at the last moment for the ill Bruno Walter, led the orchestra in a nationally broadcast concert. American audiences, who had long believed that Europe was the sole birthplace for great conductors, embraced the handsome, dynamic, and charismatic Bernstein. He was soon in great demand to conduct the New York Philharmonic, as well as other major orchestras throughout the United States. During this heady period, Bernstein also found time to compose. On April 18, 1944, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Bernstein conducted the premiere of his ballet, Fancy Free. Commissioned by Ballet Theatre, Fancy Free was a collaboration between Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins. The ballet, set in New York City in 1944, tells the story of a trio of sailors on 24-hour shore leave. Fancy Free was an immediate success. Later that year, Bernstein and Robbins worked on another project that explored a similar story line, the Broadway show On the Town. In time, Bernstein and Robins also collaborated on one of the iconic works in American theater, the musical, West Side Story (1957). All three works feature Bernstein’s characteristic, magical synthesis of classical and popular genres and styles. These concerts feature the Three Dance Variations, taken from the complete ballet score. Three Dance Variations Variation I (Galop) Variation II (Waltz) Variation III (Danzon) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B minor, Opus 61 (1880) CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS was born in Paris, France on October 9, 1835, and died in Algiers, Algeria, on December 16, 1921. The first public performance of the Third Violin Concerto took place in Hamburg, Germany, First Classical Subscription on October 15, 1880, with Pablo de Sarasate as Performances: December 16-18, soloist, and Adolf Georg Beer conducting the Phil1976, Mark Kaplan, Violin, harmonisches Orchester. In addition to the solo Robert Shaw, Conductor. violin, the B-minor Concerto is scored for piccolo, Most Recent Classical Subscription two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two basPerformances: April 23-25, 1998, soons, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones, Joshua Bell, Violin, timpani, and strings. Michael Morgan, Conductor. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25

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amille Saint-Saëns composed three Concertos for violin and orchestra. He dedicated two of the Concertos, as well as the Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, to his dear friend, the fabulous Spanish virtuoso, Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908). Sarasate, born into poverty in Pamplona, quickly demonstrated extraordinary musical talents. By the age of 12, Sarasate commenced studies at the Paris Conservatoire. Within a few years, he had established himself as a violinist of international repute. It was after their first meeting, in 1859, that Saint-Saëns composed his First Violin Concerto. In later years, Saint-Saëns recalled that initial encounter with the young Sarasate: It is a long time ago now since I first saw Pablo de Sarasate call at my house. Fresh and young as Spring itself, the faint shadow of a mustache scarcely visible on his upper lip, he was already a famous virtuoso. As if it were the easiest thing in the world he had come quite simply to ask me to write a concerto for him. Flattered and charmed to the highest degree I promised I would, and I kept my word with the Concerto in A Major... Saint-Saëns learned much over the years from Sarasate about the capacity and potential of the violin as a solo instrument. And, by the time he composed his Third (and final) Violin Concerto in 1880—again dedicated to Sarasate—Camille Saint-Saëns was a master of form and instrumental color. The premiere of the B-minor Concerto took place that same year. The work quickly became the favorite among the Saint-Saëns Violin Concertos, a distinction it retains to this day. The Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro non troppo) is based upon two principal themes. After a brief, mysterious introduction by the strings and timpani, the solo violin sings a passionate melody. The soloist also presents the lyrical second theme. The slow-tempo second movement (Andantino quasi allegretto) is cast as a lovely barcarolle, in which members of the orchestra echo the soloist’s invocation of the ethereal, undulating central melody. The finale (Molto moderato e maestoso; Allegro non troppo), like the opening movement, presents two principal themes. The first is in the spirit of a vibrant dance. The soloist introduces the broad and noble second theme, which emerges triumphant in the majestic closing bars. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92 (1812) First Classical Subscription LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN was baptized in Performance: October 26, 1947, Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and Henry Sopkin, Conductor. died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827. The first performance of the Seventh Symphony took Most Recent Classical Subscription place in the Hall of the University of Vienna on Performances: November 5 and 7, December 8, 1813, with the composer conduct2015, Robert Spano, Conductor. ing. The Symphony No. 7 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. Approximate performance time is thirty-eight minutes.


udwig van Beethoven completed his Seventh Symphony in 1812. The work received its premiere on December 8, 1813, at the grand Hall of the University of Vienna, as part of a concert for the benefit of wounded Austrian and Bavarian soldiers. Beethoven served as conductor. Because of Beethoven’s participation in the concert and its philanthropic mission,

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JAN 11/13 | program several of Vienna’s most eminent musicians agreed to play in the orchestra. Composer and violinist Louis Spohr was one of the members of the orchestra. Spohr offered this colorful description of Beethoven on the podium: Often as I had heard of it, it surprised me extremely. He was accustomed to convey the marks of expression to the band by the most peculiar motions of his body. Thus at a sforzando he tore his arms, which were crossed before on his breast, violently apart. At a piano he crouched down, bending lower the softer the tone. At the crescendo he raised himself by degrees until at the forte he sprang up to his full height; and without knowing it, would often at the same time shout aloud. The concert proved to be one of the great public triumphs of Beethoven’s career. The audience insisted upon an encore of the Seventh Symphony’s Allegretto. By popular demand, the entire concert was repeated four days later, raising another 4,000 florins for the wounded soldiers. Still, Beethoven’s reliance in the Seventh upon the briefest of rhythmic motifs—often presented with relentless, and even frightening energy—inspired some negative reactions. Musician Friederich Wieck, father of Clara Wieck Schumann, attended the first rehearsal of the Beethoven Seventh. Wieck recalled that the general consensus among musicians and laymen alike was that Beethoven must have composed the Symphony, particularly its outer movements, in a drunken state (“trunkenen Zustande”). Carl Maria von Weber, after hearing the Symphony for the first time, was reported to have exclaimed that Beethoven was now “quite ripe for the madhouse.” On the other hand, Richard Wagner, in one of the most famous appreciations of a Beethoven Symphony, celebrated the finale as the “apotheosis of the dance.” Two centuries after the premiere, Beethoven’s Seventh continues to amaze audiences with its dramatic fire. It remains one of the most powerful of all symphonic creations. The Beethoven Seventh is in four movements. The first begins with the most ambitious slow-tempo introduction (Poco sostenuto) of any Beethoven Symphony. The flute offers premonitions of what emerges as the central theme of the ensuing Vivace, a sprightly dance in 6/8 time. The theme’s dotted eighth/sixteenth/eighth-note nucleus provides the foundation for virtually all that follows in this remarkable movement. The second movement (Allegretto), in the character of a somber march, opens and closes with a foreboding chord. By contrast, the vibrant third-movement scherzo (Presto) exhibits both extraordinary energy and power. The finale (Allegro con brio) is a miraculous combination of academic structure (sonata form) and Dionysian abandon. It is not until the terse final measures that the whirlwind of activity comes to a stunning halt. PETER OUNDJIAN, Conductor


dynamic presence in the conducting world, Toronto-born conductor Peter Oundjian is renowned for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality. Oundjian’s appointment as Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) in 2004 reinvigorated the Orchestra with numerous recordings, tours and acclaimed innovative programming as well as extensive audience growth, thereby significantly strengthening the ensemble’s presence in the world. In August 2014, he led the TSO on a tour of Europe, which included a sold-out performance at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the first performance

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of a North American orchestra at Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall. Oundjian was appointed Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in 2012. Under his baton, the orchestra has enjoyed several successful tours including one to China, and has continued its relationship with Chandos Records. Few conductors bring such musicianship and engagement to the world’s great podiums – from Berlin, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv, to New York, Chicago and Sydney. He has also appeared at some of the great annual gatherings of music and music-lovers: from the BBC Proms and the Prague Spring Festival, to the Edinburgh Festival and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Mozart Festival, where he was Artistic Director from 2003 to 2005. Oundjian was Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010 and Artistic Director of the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York between 1997 and 2007. Since 1981, he has been a visiting professor at the Yale School of Music, and was awarded the university’s Sanford Medal for distinguished service to music in 2013. DAVID COUCHERON, violin


avid Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in September 2010 as the youngest concertmaster among any major U.S. orchestra at the time.

He has performed as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Sendai Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic and the Trondheim Symphony, working with conductors such as Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, Roberto Abbado, Oliver Knussen, Maxim Vengerov, Susanna Mälkki, Tito Muñoz and Hugh Wolff. During his tenure as Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, Coucheron has performed 12 concertos. Coucheron has given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, as well as in Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Singapore and the U.K. His chamber music performances have included appearances at Suntory Hall in Japan, Wigmore Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Coucheron serves as the Founder and Artistic Director for the Kon Tiki Chamber Music Festival in his hometown of Oslo, Norway. He is also on the artist-faculty for the Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp.


An active recording artist, recordings with sister and pianist Julie Coucheron include “David and Julie” (Naxos/Mudi) and “Debut” (Naxos). He is also the featured soloist on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, which was released on ASO Media in Fall 2014. Originally from Oslo in Norway, Coucheron began playing the violin at age three. From age 10 he studied privately with Igor Ozim in Germany, then earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music with Aaron Rosand, continued at The Juilliard School where he earned his Master of Music degree with Lewis Kaplan, and got his Master of Musical Performance degree at the Guildhall School in London under tutelage of David Takeno. Coucheron plays the 1725 Stradivarius “da Vinci” on kind loan from the ASAF foundation. 30 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JAN 19 | artists KATHLEEN BATTLE, Soprano


hroughout a remarkable career that has brought her to the stages of the world’s leading opera houses and major concert halls, critics have never tired of rhapsodizing over her limpid, unmistakable sound.

Since her student years, Kathleen Battle has collaborated with colleagues who rank among the world’s most talented musicians. She has been a favorite soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and esteemed conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Mazell, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Slatkin and Sir Neville Marriner. Her partnerships with soprano Jessye Norman, tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo, violinist Itzhak Perlman, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Christopher Parkening, flautists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Hubert Laws, and the late saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., to name but a few, are documented on numerous recordings and video discs. Kathleen Battle won accolades for the world premiere of “Honey and Rue,” commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 100th Anniversary, and written for her by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and composer André Previn. Kathleen Battle’s gifts as a singer extend beyond the realm of classical music. Her work as a great interpreter of spirituals is well documented. Always seeking to expand her artistic horizons, Battle was joined by stellar jazz musicians for her first crossover album, “So Many Stars.” Battle has been inducted into the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and was the first recipient of the Ray Charles Award, bestowed upon her in 2005 by Wilberforce University in Ohio. In addition to eight Honorary Doctorates, five Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, Battle was the first American to receive the Laurence Olivier Award, the British equivalent of a Tony Award. Management for Kathleen Battle COLUMBIA ARTISTS Tim Fox, President & Emily Threlfall Yoon, Vice President 5 Columbus Circle at 1790 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 Kathleen Battle records for CBS/Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Angel, Decca/London, RCA, Vox Cum Laude, and Telarc. CHELSEA TIPTON II, Conductor


merican conductor Chelsea Tipton II has won over audiences and critics alike with his vibrant musicality, accessibility, versatility and extraordinary commitment to Arts education. Tipton is now celebrating his ninth season as Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. In addition to his work in Beaumont, he is the Principal Pops Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra also recognized Tipton with their first annual Aspire Award in October of 2013. This award identifies accomplished professional musicians who are African American or Latino who also demonstrate a tremendous commitment to community and inclusiveness. The Neches River Festival in Beaumont also honored Tipton with the Citizen of the Year award in April of 2014, and in October of 2014, he was honored to receive the Community Spotlight Award from

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he Morehouse College Glee Club is the premier singing organization of Morehouse College, traveling all over the country and the world, demonstrating excellence not only in choral performance but also in discipline, dedication and brotherhood. Through its tradition, the Glee Club has an impressive history and seeks to secure its future through even greater accomplishments, continuing in this tradition through the dedication and commitment of its members and the leadership that its directors have provided throughout the years. It is the mission of the Morehouse College Glee Club to maintain a high standard of musical excellence.

The Morehouse College Glee Club celebrated 105 years of its musical legacy throughout the 2015-2016 calendar year, beginning with the release of its newest CD, In Need of Music, and many concerts culminating with an Alumni Reunion concert in February of 2016. Since the Glee Club’s origin, excellence through brotherhood, dedication and commitment and unselfish labors of love has continued in musical performance and in whatever the organization does. The current members come from all over the United States and even from other countries around the world. The Glee Club members all have different interests, which adds to the diversity of the organization. While some are music majors, members are in all academic divisions at the college. Even though some members take Glee Club as a course for credit, all members still sing as a labor of love and enjoy being ambassadors for Morehouse College. DAVID MORROW is a native of Rochester, N.Y. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1980. While at Morehouse, he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded the Kemper Harreld Award for Excellence in Music, received departmental honors, and graduated Valedictorian of his class. He received the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1981 and was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in 1995. He has studied conducting with Wendell Whalum, Thomas Hilbish, Elmer Thomas, John Leman, Earl Rivers, Elizabeth Green, Teri Murai, Fiora Contino and Donald Neuen. 36 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JAN 19 | artists Dr. Morrow has been a member of the Music faculty at Morehouse College since 1981. In 1987, he succeeded Dr. Wendell P. Whalum as Director of the Glee Club. In 2013, Dr. Morrow celebrated the 25th anniversary of his directorship of the Glee Club. Alumni and current students honored him singing Psalm 15, a piece composed for the occasion by alumnus Carlos Simon, and also presented him with a silver, engraved baton for his dedication in leadership. He is also Director of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, Co-Director of the Morehouse-Spelman Chorus and Artistic Director and Conductor of The Atlanta Singers. Dr. Morrow is a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians Association and is the past President of the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, the Georgia Music Educators Association, The National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and is a “Friend of the Arts” member of Sigma Alpha Iota. SPELLMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB, Dr. Kevin Johnson, Director


he Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation for choral excellence since 1925. The organization is open by audition to all students of the College community. Their Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices, with a particular focus on traditional spirituals, music by African American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works. The Spelman College Glee Club has traveled throughout the United States and performed for a variety of audiences. Past performances include concert halls such as Fanueil Hall in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and churches, high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. The group’s international travels took them to Brazil and Canada. The organization’s highlight was a March 2016 performance at the White House for President Barack Obama. The Glee Club is the premier performance organization for the College and sings for most campus events. It has had the unique opportunity to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, world renowned singer Jessye Norman, and historically in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The Glee Club recently celebrated the ninetieth year of their Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert. This event takes place in concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club. This concert is featured annually on “Performance Today” on National Public Radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting during the holiday season. Other major performances include the Annual Spring Tour during the College’s observation of spring break and an Annual Spring Concert at Spelman College. KEVIN JOHNSON, D.M.A., associate professor of music at Spelman College, is a renowned musician, composer and active clinician. He has traveled throughout the United States, providing choral workshops, master classes, seminars and retreats for music educators and churches. He currently serves as the minister of music for Lyke House Catholic Student Center in the Atlanta University Consortium. His works have resulted in performances for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Catholic Archdiocese nationwide, as well as international performances with the Spelman College Glee Club. In March 2016, Dr. Johnson led the Glee Club in performance at the White House. Dr. Johnson is an active composer, frequently writing for Catholic worship. He provides an

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JAN 19 | artists extensive catalog, including seven mass settings, over 300 psalm settings and many sacred songs. In 2013, he completed his second compact disc recording for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta entitled, “Reap a Harvest in Due Season: A Treasury of African American Catholic Music.” This work includes his nine compositions and other favorite songs of the church. As a professional composer, Dr. Johnson has been commissioned to compose several works, including: “A Choice to Change the World” (commissioned by Spelman), “The Mass of Faith” (commissioned by Father John Adamski), “The Preacher’s Mass” (commissioned by the Dominican Friars) and “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” (commissioned by the Knights of Peter Claver). “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” premiered at an anniversary Mass where the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton D. Gregory, celebrated his performance. Dr. Johnson has been published under the Colla Voce, GIA Publications and Treble Clef Press. He continues to publish most of his music through his very own publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing. His publications include: “We Are Christmas,” “Steal Away,” “Glory to God,” “Psalms for The Church Year Volumes I, II and III” and many more.

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AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Concerts of Thursday, January 25 and Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, mezzo-soprano JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, piano

During the month of February, Jorge Federico Osorio performs the remaining four of Beethoven’s Five Piano Concertos. FEB 1/3 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 Piano Concerto No. 2 Piano Concerto No 3 FEB 8/10/11 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 FEB 15/17 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4

MICHAEL KURTH (b. 1971) Everything Lasts Forever (2012) I. Toes II. Bird Sing Love III. We Have All the Time in the World LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah” (1942) I. Prophecy. Largamente II. Profanation. Vivace con brio III. Lamentation. Lento Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano INTERMISSION LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 73, “Emperor” (1809) I. Allegro II. Adagio un poco mosso III. Rondo. Allegro

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Performances (World Premiere): MICHAEL KURTH was born in Falls Church, April 4 and 5, 2013, Virginia, on November 22, 1971. Everything Lasts Robert Spano, Conductor. Forever is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, two B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, two kick drums, snare drum, tambourine, tenor drum, triangles, ratchet, cymbals (hi-hat, suspended, splash, and crash), orchestra bells, chimes, bass drum, tam-tam, harp, piano, celesta, and strings. Approximate performance time is thirteen minutes.


verything Lasts Forever was commissioned in 2012 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, Music Director. Maestro Spano and the ASO performed the work’s premiere at Symphony Hall on April 4, 2013. The composer provided the following program notes: The work was inspired by street art I see in Atlanta on my way to work. “Everything Lasts Forever” was a faded and peeling sign plastered above the Krog Street tunnel in Cabbagetown. As someone who composes and performs music, both the irony and truth of the statement appeal to me. When I perform a composition by, say, Bach or Beethoven, I play from a score that preserves forever (I hope!) the notes that the composer set down on paper centuries ago. But once that performance has ended, it lasts only in memory—both for the musician and listener. The music awaits its next unique, and likewise perishable, performance. And that is as it should be. The individual qualities of each performance are what make live concerts irreplaceable. Music’s delicate and never-ending balance between the ephemeral and the eternal is a source of its mystery and joy, and a temporal art form such as music has the remarkable capacity to communicate to its audience with immediacy and insight. And its audience, in turn, is able to respond viscerally, at the moment of the art’s live creation. I hope audiences find my music appealing, that they leave the performance humming the tunes, and that the memory of the feelings they experienced stay with them for a long time—but above all, I hope they find the joy and exhilaration of live music irresistible and keep coming back for more. The work is in three movements: 1. Toes “Toes” is a street artist whose tag decorates many Atlanta buildings and bridges. The particular one that inspired me is on a building on Memorial Drive near Oakland Cemetery. Next to the tag are several cartoonishly menacing feet. The main rhythmic motive sounds like feet stomping impatiently, and unifies the three distinct sections. The first section’s structure is based on a traditional 12-bar blues progression; the second section features a melody played in unison by principal oboe and second trumpet (a combination that has a certain significance in Atlanta); the third section depicts the dark and glorious victory of the cartoon feet. II. Bird Sing Love There is a painting of a bird on a boarded-up door, a simple outline in black on a white background. The bird appeared to be singing; someone later added a red heart floating near the bird’s open beak. To me, this expressed hope and perseverance in the middle | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 43

JAN 25/27 | program of decay and deprivation. The song is sad, but at least the bird is singing. The painting is also on Memorial Drive near Oakland Cemetery. III. We Have All the Time in the World Spray-painted on the wall of a building in Cabbagetown. Thinking about this familiar phrase, it struck me that “the world” is itself as much spatial as temporal. So what does it mean to have that much time? Does time fit inside space? Did the artist have Einsteinian relativity in mind? I quickly run out of brain contemplating this. To me, this phrase expresses our human hope that what we create can endure long enough to have an impact on the space we occupy, and that we have just enough time and space to allow for the possibility. The movement stretches a simple melody over an awkward 7/8 time signature, and ends with the melody joyfully insisting itself despite a faltering rhythmic structure, like an uninhibited student in dance class who has to keep checking the “L” and “R” taped on the tops of their shoes, but loves dancing too much to stop. —Michael Kurth Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah” (1942) LEONARD BERNSTEIN was born in Lawrence, First Classical Subscription Massachusetts, on August 25, 1918, and died Performance: January 25, 1964, in New York on October 14, 1990. The first Beverly Wolff, Mezzo-soprano, Robert performance of the “Jeremiah” Symphony Mann, Conductor. took place at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Most Recent Classical Subscription Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1944, with Jennie Performances: October 30-November Tourel as mezzo-soprano soloist, and the com1, 2008, Nancy Maultsby, Mezzoposer conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony soprano, Leonard Slatkin, Conductor. Orchestra. The “Jeremiah” Symphony is scored Recording: “Lamentation”—Nancy for mezzo-soprano solo, piccolo, two flutes, Maultsby, Mezzo-soprano, Robert two oboes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, two Spano, Conductor (Telarc CD-80638) B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, triangle, wood block, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, piano, and strings.


t the invitation of Fritz Reiner, his conducting teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Leonard Bernstein led the Pittsburgh Symphony in the January 28, 1944 world premiere of his “Jeremiah” Symphony. Bernstein provided the following commentary: The symphony does not make use to any great extent of actual Hebrew thematic material. The first theme of the scherzo is paraphrased from a traditional Hebrew chant, and the opening phrase of the vocal part in the “Lamentation” is based upon a liturgical cadence still sung today in commemoration of the destruction of the Jerusalem by Babylon. Other remembrances of Hebrew liturgical music are a matter of emotional quality, rather than of the notes themselves. As for the programmatic meanings, the intention is not one of literalness, but of emotional quality. Thus the first movement (“Prophecy”) aims only to parallel in feeling the intensity of the prophet’s pleas with the people; and the scherzo (“Profanation”) to give a general sense of the destruction and chaos brought on by the pagan corruption within 44 | @AtlantaSymphony |

the priesthood and the people. The third movement (“Lamentation”), being a setting of poetic text, is naturally a more literary conception. It is the cry of Jeremiah, as he mourns his beloved Jerusalem, ruined, pillaged, and dishonored after his desperate attempts to save it. The text is from the book of Lamentations. —Leonard Bernstein I. Prophecy. Largamente II. Profanation. Vivace con brio III. Lamentation. Lento (mezzo-soprano solo and orchestra) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 73, “Emperor” (1809) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN was baptized in Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827. First Classical Subscription The first performance of the “Emperor” Piano Performance: January 22, 1953, Concerto took place in Leipzig, Germany, on Eugene Istomin, Piano, November 28, 1811, with Friedrich Schneider Henry Sopkin, Conductor. as soloist and Johann Philipp Christian Schulz conducting. In addition to the solo piano, the “Emperor” Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: October 1-3, 2015, Jonathan Biss, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor.

eethoven completed his Fifth (and final) Piano Concerto in 1809, the year Napoleon invaded Vienna. In May, Napoleon’s forces bombarded the city. Beethoven’s lodgings stood directly in the line of fire, and so he took refuge in a basement of another home. During the massive shelling, Beethoven tried to protect the last remnants of his hearing by covering his ears with pillows. Through all of this turmoil and despair, Beethoven never lost his fierce sense of independence and rebellious spirit. Once, during the occupation, a friend spied Beethoven in a café. There the composer stood behind a French officer, shaking his fist and proclaiming, “If I were a general and knew as much about strategy as I do counterpoint, I’d give you fellows something to think about.” And there is an undeniable pride and heroism in the E-flat Concerto, music that refuses to capitulate to the misery Beethoven suffered during its composition. The grand opening movement (Allegro) begins in dramatic fashion, as the orchestra’s massive chords are answered by the elaborate flourishes of the soloist. The beautiful slow-tempo second movement (Adagio un poco mosso) features a lovely melody, introduced by the muted violins. Toward the conclusion of the movement, one of several masterstrokes in this work creates a moment of incomparable magic. After a sudden and unexpected shift from B to B-flat, the soloist quietly entices the listener with fragments of the principal theme of the spirited finale, which follows without pause. The concluding movement (Rondo. Allegro) is based upon a jaunty theme, first played by the soloist, and immediately repeated by the orchestra. Beethoven adds a touch of mystery just before the closing measures, featuring the pianist accompanied only by the timpani. Suddenly a series of ascending flourishes by the soloist leads to an athletic restatement of the principal theme, leading to the “Emperor” Concerto’s triumphant close. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 45

JAN 25/27 | artists JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, mezzo-soprano



ennifer Johnson Cano is a naturally gifted singer noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry with a warm, velvety timbre that has garnered critical acclaim. Cano joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008, and made her Met debut during the 2009-10 season. Among her honors are a First Prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant, 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant and 2014 George London Award. Cano has given over 100 performances at The Metropolitan Opera, with recent roles including Bersi, Emilia, Hansel, Meg Page, Mércèdes, Nicklausse, Wellgunde and Waltraute. Other recent operatic appearances included Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric and Arizona Operas, The Sharp Eared Fox in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra, Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, and Orphée in Orphée et Eurydice with Des Moines Metro Opera. She has recently worked with an impressive array of conductors, such as Yannick NézetSéguin, Franz Welser- Möst, Manfred Honeck, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Osmo Vänskä and Sir Andrew Davis. Cano recently performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic and Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in Mozart’s Requiem with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, as well as Brahms‘ Alto Rhapsody and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer Johnson Cano’s recordings are available through iTunes and Exclusive Representation: Kirshbaum Associates, Inc., 711 West End Avenue, Suite 5KN, New York, NY 10025; JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, piano


orge Federico Osorio, born in Mexico, has been internationally lauded for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination and deep passion. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the highly prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the most distinguished honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts. Osorio has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico; the Israel, Warsaw and Royal Philharmonics; the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), Moscow State Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Philharmonia Orchestra and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, James Conlon, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Juanjo Mena, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Robert Spano, Klaus Tennstedt and Jaap van Zweden, among many others. His concert tours have taken him to Europe, Asia, and North, Central, and South America. American festival appearances have included the Hollywood 46 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Bowl, Mainly Mozart, Newport, Grant Park and Ravinia, where he performed all five Beethoven Concerti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Conlon in two consecutive evenings. He began studying the piano at the age of five with his mother, Luz María Puente, and later attended the conservatories of Mexico, Paris and Moscow, where he worked with Bernard Flavigny, Monique Haas and Jacob Milstein. He also studied with Nadia Reisenberg and Wilhelm Kempff. Highly revered in his native Mexico, Osorio is an American citizen and resides in the Chicagoland area where he serves on the faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 47

ASO | support


he Orchestra donor list includes annual fund donations made since June 1, 2016. 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. The Kendeda Fund


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers


Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Inc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

1180 Peachtree AT&T Bank of America The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo


Susan & Richard Anderson The Antinori Foundation

Susan & Thomas Wardell


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

Ms. Lynn Eden The Graves Foundation The Zeist Foundation


Catherine Warren Dukehart 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 We are so grateful for donors who give to the Annual Fund, Ball, and Special Projects at the Appassionato level ($10,000+). They enjoy the benefits of the Patron Partnership, while also having opportunities to receive VIP concierge service for ticketing and reservations, exclusive access to artists’ events and recognition as a concert sponsor. For more information, contact the Development Office at 404.733.4262.


A Friend of the Symphony Alston & Bird Paul & Linea Bert The John W. & Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation John & Rosemary Brown Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun CBH International, Inc. City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Betty Sands Fuller Fulton County Board of Commissioners Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Inc. Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Hank Linginfelter The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Estate of Ms. Janice Murphy Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* Massey Charitable Trust Sunny Park The Marcus Foundation, Inc. One Museum Place The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Porsche Cars North America Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Mary & Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mrs. William A. Schwartz Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Southern Company Gas

Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor & Ms. Triska Drake Turner The UPS Foundation Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mr.** & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Company Ann Marie & John B White, Jr.* Adair & Dick White Mrs. Sue S. Williams


Neale M. Bearden** Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bo ykin Wright & Alison Caughman William M. Graves D. Kirk & Kimberlee Jamieson Donna Lee & Howard Ehni John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Caroline & Joe O’Donnell Ms. Sara C. Passarella, in memory of Ann E. Calk Estate of Dr. Shirley E. Rivers University of Michigan Mark & Rebekah Wasserman


A Friend of the Symphony Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr. Keith Adams & Ms. Kerry Heyward Mr. & Mrs. John Allan Alston & Bird Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Rita & Herschel Bloom Mr. David Boatwright Mary & John Brock

The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Cari K. Dawson & John M. Sparrow Georgia-Pacific Foundation Marty & John Gillin Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio Jason & Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Joe Hamilton Bonnie B. Harris Clay & Jane Jackson Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* Kero-Jet Brian & Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon Karole & John Lloyd Meghan & Clarke Magruder John & Linda Matthews Ken & Carolyn Meltzer Ms. Molly Minnear Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills Lynn & Galen Oelkers The Piedmont National Corporation Dr.** & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Patty & Doug Reid Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Mr. & Mrs. Ross Singletary II Slumgullion Charitable Fund Jeffrey Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Loren & Gail Starr Dr. James Wells & Susan Kengeter Wells Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.


A Friend of the Symphony Allstate Atlanta Beverage Company Farideh & Ali Azadi Foundation Julie & Jim Balloun The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation John W. Cooledge Janet Davenport, in honor of Norman Mackenzie Marcia & John Donnell DS Services Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Hertz Family Foundation Roya & Bahman Irvani Robert & Sherry Johnson Mr. & Mrs. William K. Kapp, Jr. Sarah & Jim Kennedy Mr. ** & Mrs.** Donald Keough King & Spalding Pat & Nolan Leake Lenox Square Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy Walter W. Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Ebbie and Ayana Parsons Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Mr. John A. Sibley III Mr. Doug Shipman & Dr. Bijal B. Shah Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Ticketmaster Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Trapp Turner Foundation, Inc. John & Ray Uttenhove Chilton & Morgan Varner Mrs. Virginia S. Williams Ms. Joni Winston

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

ASO | support the patron partnership We are grateful for members of the Patron Partnership, who 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. For more information about the Patron Partnership, contact the Development Office at 404.733.5102.


committee June Scott Belinda Massafra Chair Vice-Chair, Communications & Kristi Allpere Newsletter Editor Chair Elect and Deedee Hamburger Vice Chair, Programs Programs Committee Helga Beam Vice-Chair, Annual Fund


Aadu & Kristi Allpere* The Estate of Donald S. & Joyce Bickers Lisa & Russ Butner Cobb EMC Community Foundation Sally & Carl Gable Georgia Council for the Arts Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Paul & Rosthema Kastin Betsy & Lee Robinson Beverly & Milton Shlapak Amy & Paul Snyder


A Friend of the Symphony (5) Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk ADP William & Gloria Allgood Asad Bashey Jack & Helga Beam Bell Family Foundation for Hope, Inc. Natalie & Matthew Bernstein The Breman Foundation, Inc. Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Patricia & William Buss Ruth & Mark Coan William & Patricia Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper

Thomas G. Cousins Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Peter & Vivian de Kok Ms. Arlene DeMita Ms. Diane Durgin Ellen & Howard Feinsand John & Michelle Fuller Mary & Charles Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sally W. Hawkins Azira G. Hill Tad & Janin Hutcheson Mr. Baxter P. Jones & Dr. Jiong Yan Cecile M. Jones Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Mr. Kurt P. Kuehn & Ms. Cheryl Davis Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Harbour Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier/The Sartain Lanier Family Isabel Lamy Lee Loews Atlanta Hotel Peg & Jim Lowman Mary Ruth McDonald* Ms. Terry S. McGehee & Ms. Sheila A. Hunt, A.I.A. Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. Bert Mobley Morgens West Foundation North Highland

Judy Hellriegel Annual Fund Committee Milt Shlapak Member-at-Large Sally Parsonson Communications Committee

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

Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Franca G. Oreffice Overture Lindbergh Margaret H. Petersen Jack & Susanne Pinkerton Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Ms. Vicki J. Ridel Mr. Joseph A. Roseborough & Ms. Teresa Wynn Roseborough John T. Ruff In memory of Willard Shull Hamilton & Mason Smith Ms. Caroline Stackhouse Peter James Stelling Mrs. C. Preston Stephens John & Yee-Wan Stevens Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund* Kathy N. Waller Ms. Toni Ward Alan & Marcia Watt Robert Wenger & Susan Carney Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Suzanne B. Wilner Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates


Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Karen & Rod Bunn Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Jere & Patsy Drummond Betty W. Dykes Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Githens John & Martha Head The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. James & Bridget Horgan Ms. & Ms. Tara King-Hughes Lillian Balentine Law Mr. Ralph Levy Joanne Lincoln William & Deborah Liss* Ms. Erin M. Marshall Susan Perdew Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman, III Tom & Mary Quigley Mr. Leonard B. Reed S. A. Robinson Lou & Dick Stormont Edward & Jean L. Stroetz

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

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Stephen & Sonia Swartz Elliott & Elaine Tapp George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Dale L. Thompson Burton Trimble Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Mr. & Mrs. Tomohiro Yamashita*


A Friend of the Symphony (5) Ms. Mary Allen Ms. Amy-Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Lisa & Joe Bankoff Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Dr. & Mrs. Joel Berenson Charles Bjorklund & Stedman Mays Shirley Blaine Daniel Blumenthal Jane & Gregory Blount Mr. Roger Blythe Leon Borchers Andrew & Elissa Bower Martha S. Brewer Ms. Harriet Evans Brock Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Capitol Connection, Inc. Alison & Chuck Carlin Mr. & Mrs. George E. Case, III Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Ralph & Rita Connell Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Ms. Jonathan Cramer Susan & Ed Croft

Bertha Davis Lawrence & Sally Davis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Defoe* Mr. Philip A. Delanty Mary & Mahlon Delong Mrs. Sheila Tschinkel Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Dieter Elsner Robert S. Elster Foundation George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Mr. & Mrs. William M. Evans , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn Drs. John & Gloria Gaston Mary D. Gellerstedt Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Sally & Walter George Caroline M. Gilham Spencer Godfrey Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. Carl Grafton Mary C. Gramling Mrs. Louise Grant Joanne & Alex Gross Charles Campbell & Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mr. & Mrs. George N. Gundersen* Harald R. Hansen** Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Mr. William B. Hendrix Kenneth R. Hey Sarah & Harvey Hill* Dr. Walter J. Hill Mia & Ronald Hilley Mr. & Mrs. James Horgan* Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Tatty & Harry Howard John E. & Hollis H. Hudak John & Laurie Hopkins Dona & Bill Humphreys Mrs. James M. Hund JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mary & Wayne James

Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Janet & Bucky Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Mrs. Jo W. Koch Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. Jeffery Koon Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Kowal David & Jill Krischer Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Mr. & Mrs. Van R. Lear Oliva A. M. Leon Dr. Fulton D. Lewis, III & S. Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Lubo Fund Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Elvira & Jay Mannelly Kay & John T. Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Albert S. McGhee Dr. Larry V. McIntire Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Mr. & Mrs. Tom Merkling* Anna & Hays Mershon Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Gregory & Judy Moore The Honorable Jane Morrison Mr. Andrew Muir Janice & Tom Munsterman Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Murphy* Ann A. Nable Melanie & Allan Nelkin Gary R. Noble Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin Mr. Nat Padget Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Ms. Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Mary Kay & Gene Poland* Ms. Kathy Powell Mr. Leonard B. Reed*

Mr. J. A. Reiman & Ms. Cynthia Good Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Peach State Truck Centers Roger & Lynn Lieberman Ritvo Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Jane & Rein Saral Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schlotman Sam Schwartz & Dr. Lynn Goldowski Mr. Randy Shields & Mrs. Sarah Shields Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Diana Silverman Anne Marie Gary Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Mr. K. Douglas Smith Mr. & Mrs. Morton S. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Kay & Alex Summers Vogel Family Foundation Carol Brantley & David Webster Joan & Howard Weinstein Dr. Nanette K. Wenger David & Martha West Dr. William West Sally Stephens Westmoreland Ron & Susan Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell F. Winch Mary Lou Wolff** Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Camille Yow Herbert & Grace Zwerner | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 51

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 & Table 1280, complimentary tickets to an ASYO performance, & invitations to travel with the Symphony. A Friend of the Symphony (2) 2492 Fund Ms. Margaret P. Allen** Ann & Ed Abrams ACA Digital Recording, Inc. Ms. Victoria Afshani Mr. James L. Anderson Mr. H. G. Anthony Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Mr. Julian Bene & Dr. Amy Lederberg Susan & Jack Bertram Mr. Merritt S. Bond Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Mr. David Calhoun Jerry & Julie Chautin Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Lorenzo Crosby Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Mrs. Lavona Currie Mr. & Mrs. Oliver W. Dallas Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Defoe Mr. & Mrs. Reed Deupree Ms. Elaine A. Dittmar Kitty & Clayton Farnham Dr. & Mrs. Norman L. Elliott Rosi Fiedotin Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Goldsmith Family Foundation

Hugh Goodwin in memory of Barbara Goodwin Rand & Seth Hagen Ms. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hendrix Mr. Douglas Hooker & Mrs. Patrise Perkins-Hooker Ms. Ruth Hough Mr. & Mrs. Clark Howell Ann Pegram Howington Alex & Jenny Isakov Mr. & Mrs. Phil S. Jacobs JDDA Mr. Robert Johnson The LMJ Foundation William L. & Sally S. Jorden Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kahn Dick & Georgia Kimball Dennis & Jet Lacoss Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Mr. Clifford Leonard J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Mrs. William C. Lester* Salli LeVan Elizabeth J. Levine Dr. Jonathan Lewin Jun-Ching Lin Dr. Carlos E. Lopez Mr. Douglas E. Magruder Ms. Kimberli Mansfield Luis Maza Clive McAllister

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy Miss Joey A. McCraw Edward & Linda McGinn Marsha & Tom McMurrain Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Luine B. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Mimms, Jr. Mrs. Linda A. Moore Ms. & Mr. Cynthia J. Moreland Mr. John Morris & Mrs. Suzanne Kasler-Morris Alyse Lucas Corcoran & John Long Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman John & Agnes Nelson Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. Mark A. Parison & Mr. Robert D. Woodman Mr. & Mrs. Elton Potts Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Dr. Susan Reef Barbara & Bill Robinson Carolyn L. Robison Ms. Barbara J. Roden & Mr. David C. Sowell George & Mary Rodrigue Dan & Carolyn Roper Mr. Brent Runnels & Ms. Frances H. Levine

Sam Schwartz & Dr. Lynn Goldowski Mr. & Mrs. David Scoular Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. Christopher Shorter Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Mr. & Mrs. Morton S. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Stapleton Mr. & Mrs. Austin Stephens Dr. Claire Sterk & Mr. Kirk Elifson Beth & Edward Sugarman Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Sullivan Mr. Marc A. Tammes & Mr. Michel J. Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Tate Carolyn & Tom Thorsen Dr. Russell B. Tippins & Mr. Randy New Ms. Melody Tung Mrs. Ruthie Watts Brooke & Winston Weinmann Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Mr. Bill Wilson 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 (5) Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Ms. Tanika Antonio Nadja Aquino Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Ms. Nancy L. Ayres Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banker Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Dorothy Toth Beasley Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Ms. Natalia Beinenson Mr. & Mrs. William H. Benton Suzanne & Rob Boas* William Bower Mr. Thomas Brotski Mr. Kingsley Buhl Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney

Mrs. Alison Caughman Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ms. Janet M. Chapman Peggy & Tony Clarke David H. Cofrin Mr. Zachary Cogdill & Mr. Cole Ferguson Mr. Ashley B. Cole Mr. Nicolas Collins Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holmes Henry & Claudia Colvin

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Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Compans D. D. Conrad Mr. & Mrs. David Corts, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Costello Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Crews Mr. Andrew Crews Dr. Marian E. Dabney Dr. & Mrs. Monte V. Davis Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Marianne S. & Robert* DeHaan

Ms. Erin Donnelly Mr. Bryan Eberle Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Edgar Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Mr. William C. Eisenhauer Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Dr. & Mrs Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Matt Friedlander Dr. & Mrs. John C. Garrett Dr. Annie J. Gavin Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Michael Gillen Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. Harold A. Gorvy Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb John E. Graham Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr. Mrs. Helen C. Griffith Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Ms. Deidra Harrell Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Ms. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mrs. Elice D. Haverty Tammy Hawk Mr. James W. Hays Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Ms. Kimberly G. Hielsberg Mr. & Mrs. Duane L. Hoover Richard & Linda Hubert Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Kathleen Irwin & Richard Steketee Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones Ms. Karen Jones Mrs. Kelli W. Jones Mr. David Jongebreur Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. Graham Kerr Richard & Martha Kiefer Dr. Fred E. Kiehle, III Mr. Dan King & Ms. Kiern Poquette King Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan Mr. & Ms. Daniel Klausner Sandy Linver & Bud Kornman Mr. Billy Kravtin Ms. Katherine Larder Daniel & Terri Laufer

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Lautenbacher Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy & Valerie Haughton Ms. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Mr. Gerard Leonard Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Barbara M. Long Mr. Edward Lybrook Mr. & Mrs. Doug MacLean Dr. Harvey Mannes Ms. Sharon Margetson Mr. Marcus Marr Dr. & Mrs. James A. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCullough Mr. & Mrs. John McCutcheon Mr. & Mrs. Edward McGinn Norma & Doug McNeill Thomas Dreeze & Evans Mirageas Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Mr. Paul Murphy & Ms. Christina Smith David & Teresa Murray Janine & Chuck Musholt Nixon Heritage Fund Mr. & Mrs. Vincent M. Oddo Chip & Julie Oudin Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Peaden Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. Steve M. Peck Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer Mr. & Mrs. H. Sadler Poe Barbara & Marty Pollock The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Pormen Ms. Sherrill Pritchett James E. & Sharon V. Radford Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Margaret & Bob Reiser Ms. Ronda P. Respess Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Riffey, Jr. Mr. Jeff Roffman Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Gretchen Nagy & Allan Sandlin Mr. & Mrs. James S. Schiwal Dr. Stefan H. Schmieta Mr. Schomaeker & Ms. Cairns Drs. Lawrence & Rachel Schonberger Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schultz

Mr. & Mrs. David Schulze Mrs. Elizabeth A. Searcy Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Shreiber Alida & Stuart Silverman Ms. Denise V. Simons Ms. Christina Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Ms. Karon Williams Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Barry & Gail Spurlock Dr. Rodrick Stevenson Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Strom Mr. Eugene Surber Mr. William C. Taylor Mr. & Ms. Claude Terry Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Dede & Bob Thompson Willard & Wanda Timm Mr. & Ms. Michael Tiscione Roger & Brenda Torri Travelers Community Connections Ms. Linda Tzoref Jeremy S. Uchitel Amy & Robert Vassey Ms. Emasue Vereen Mrs. Joyce Vroon Mr. Kenn Wagner Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Richard & Adele Ward Thomas R. Webb Mrs. Patricia Webber Mr. Russell Wheeler Ms. Barbara A. White Mr. K. Brent Woodruff Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Wray Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright

Mr. Cesar Barria Mr. & Mrs. C. Keith Barringer Mr. Ernest W. Beals Ms. Lauren A. Benevich Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mrs. Lee Birdsong Ms. Kristin Birkness Mrs. Inge Bledel Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block Ms. Jackalie Blue Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. & Mrs. George Boltwood Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Bonapfel Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bonstein, Jr. Ms. Susan V. Booth & Mr. Max Leventhal Curtis R. Boren Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Borra Mr. Robert Boulet Ms. Elaine Bourdeaux Mr. Joel M. Bowman & Ms. Pat Michaelson Mr. Jackson P. Braddy Dr. Curtis D. Bradford Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brant Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Bras Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg Sidney & Bernice Breibart Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks James L. Bross Mr. Michael Brown Ms. Janine Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Brown Max & Carolyn Brown Schan & Merv Brown Thomas & Lucy Browning Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Bruni Mr. Benjamin Q. Brunt & Ms. Catherine Meredith $200+ A Friend of the Symphony (7) Alan Bryant In Honor of Marie Bryant Ms. Jeannie Hearn** Mr. Charles Budd & Ms. Lattina Adams Dr. Charlene Budd Dr. Joel M. & Mrs. Toni Ms. Carol F. Burgess Adler Mr. Michael P. Burns Ms. Anastasia Agapova Gladys & Robert Butler Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Allison Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Amis Mr. & Mrs. Walker Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Nkomo Butts Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Dr. Dwight D. Andrews & Dr. Desiree S. Pedescleaux Dr. Wayne E. Campbell, M.D. Mr. Brice Andrus & Mrs. Kelly E. Campobasso Ms. Susan Welty Mr. Harry Cardwell Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Dr. Rebecca More Carole & George Carreker Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo M. Dr. Marva Carter Balboni Nathaniel & Ingrid Chafee Ms. Joanne Balen & Rodman & Betsy Ms. Mary McGinnis Chamberlain Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Frank & Mary Chew Mr. & Mrs. John J. Barone Ms. Amy Christenson | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 53

Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Ms. Melodie H. Clayton Mr. Michael J. Clifford & Ms. Sandra L. Murray Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Cohen Mr. Jerold Cohen Malcolm & Ann Cole Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cole Melanie Collins Mr. & Mrs. Russell Compton Computershare Inc. Mr. Charles Cook Mr. & Mrs. Randy Cook Ms. Kim Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Max Cooper Mr. James Cox Dr. & Mrs. Bryan C. Crafts Mr. & Ms. Brian Crane Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Billy & Kay Crouch, K&J Title Works Gray & Marge Crouse Mr. William & Dr. Mary Crum Mr. David D’Ambrosio Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila* Mr. Mark Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Day Jeanne de Boer Mr. Charles De Coquet & Ms. Maria de la Guardia Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Mr. Perry & Mrs. Maureen Deweese Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Steve L. Dickerson Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dishongh Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Dorazewski Mr. & Mrs. Kip K. Duchon Dr. Shirley Ann DuhartGreen & Mr. Henry Green David & Elizabeth Earhart Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Ms. Kimberley Eckhardt Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Henry N. Elliott Ms. Kimberly English Ms. Shryl Epps Mr. Jerry L. Siegel & Dr. AnnRita L. Hader Mr. & Mrs. John A. Ernst Jane Fahey Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Martha & Mark Fair Ms. Mary A. Fair Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass

Ms. Lisa Fey & Mr. Craig Land Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fluehr Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Marla J. Franks & Bishop Susan Zoller Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Freeman, M.D. Homer S. French, Jr. Jim & Nan French Mr. Richard Friederich Mike Friedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fuller Ms. Patricia Garcia Mrs. & Mr. Nikki Gartland Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Gelbwachs Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Mr. Robert Gerzoff & Dr. Qaiser Mukhtar Mr. & Mrs. Lendon D. Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Dr. Ulric Gilkes & Dr. Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes David M. Gittelman Mr. Robert & Mrs. Pam Glustrom David J. Goldsmith Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Roy L. Gordon Mr. Kenneth L. Gould Mr. & Mrs. James N. Grace Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Greenbaum Ben & Lynda Greer Mr. & Mrs. John E. Grimm Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann Dr. & Mrs. Hans C. Gyllstrom John B. Haberlen Mrs. Sherry Habif Ms. Wendy Hackett Mr. Samuel C. Hagan Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Mr. Alan H. Halpern Betty L. Hammack & Charles Meredith M.D. Ms. Anne Hammond Mrs. Betty Hampton Jim Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Kent Harrington Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Harrison, Jr. Helen & Edward M. Hatch Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Ms. Tammy Hawk Dr. Patricia R. Haynes J. Kenneth Hazen Ms. Suellen Henderson

Elizabeth Hendrick Mary M. Hendrix Rebecca J. Henry Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Herald Mrs. Ann J. Herman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Hertlein Ms. Suzanne M. Hewitt Arthur Heyman & Shirley Michalove Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hicks Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Ms. Stacey Hillock & Mr. Alfonso Giscombe Dr. & Mrs William J. Hinson Mr. & Mrs. Karl Hoenes Thomas & Catherine Hoffmann Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Mr. & Ms. Douglas Horton Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. Charles Howard Mr. & Ms. Kyle Howell Mr. Harold Hudson Mr. Keith Huston Ms. Katherine Hutchings Mr. Christopher Ibikunle Mr. & Ms. Philip J. Ihrig Chris & Beth Irwin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Mrs. Vivian L. Jarman Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Davila Joaquin Ms. Melissa Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Lynn H. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnston Mr. David H. Jones Mr. W. Seaborn Jones Mr. Daniel Joy Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Jurado Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Dr. Barbara Kay & Mr. Jordan Barkin Mr. & Ms. Sam K. Kaywood, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Dexter Kearny Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Ann T. Kimsey Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Kish Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr. Mr. Charles Koppel Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Kraft

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Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Krause Mr. J. Mark Kuehnert & Mr. Kevin Foltz Kworks LLC Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Mr. Peter B. LaHatte Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Mr. Robert Lamy Dr. & Mrs. William C. Land, Jr. Ms. Olivia L. Lane Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Mr. Erik LaValle Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lavietes Mr. & Mrs. Donny Ledbetter Mr. Glenn L. Lee & Ms. Barbara Jeanneret Ione & John Lee Mr. Leo Lehre Mr. Bradley Leshnower Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Doreen Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lipman Allan & Vaneesa Little Ms. Malinda C. Logan & Ms. Deirdre Bolden Sheri & Rick Long Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Shengkai Lu Mr. William C. Luebben Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Lusby III Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Ellen Macht Mr. Gary Madaris Tiffany Makras Maurice (Ted) & Gloria Maloof Frederick Mann Mr. & Mrs. Reed Marill Mr. & Mrs. William Markle Mr. Daniel Marks & Ms. Keri N. Powell Ms. Ellen Martin & Ms. Leah Thurmond Mr. & Mrs. Graham Martin Mr. Jeffrey Martin Mr. John G. Massengale & Ms. Janet D. Gerard Charles Bjorklund & Stedman Mays Ms. Heather McAdams & Mr. Joseph Brian Hildreth Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McClain Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie III Robert & Elba McCue Mr. & Mrs. John McGee Mr. Douglas M. McIntosh & Mr. Thomas Murphy Mr. & Mrs. John McKibben

Mr. Jace McMahon Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Elsa Ann Gaines & Joe Meyer Ms. Gin Miller Molavi Law PC Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Ms. Florence L. Moran Ms. Brenda Morawa Mr. William Morgan & D. D. Petters Tim & Kate Morris Mr. & Mrs. Don T. Morrison Dr. Patricia Moulton Mr. Anthony D. Moyers & Mr. John Weiser Mr. Daniel P. Murphy Dr. Albert A. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kennard Neal David Neises Carl & Heidi Nitchie Mr. Winton Noah Ms. Susan C. Nussrallah Godfrey & Mary Ann Oakley Ms. Karla P. Olterman Mr. John C. Owens Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Palmer Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Dr. Richard D. Parry Mr. Thomas Patton & Dr. Jenelle E. Foote Dr. Zelma A. Payne Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pennington Teresa Perdue Mr. & Ms. John G. Perry Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo Mr. Andrew Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Phillips Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Simon & Barbara Pines Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pitts Michael Podkulski Ms. Kaitlyn Poindexter Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Bob & Susan Powell Mr. Christopher Prangley Ms. Bonnie J. Pritts Mr. & Mrs. Robert Proctor Mrs. Billie F. Prouty Mr. & Mrs. Laird D. Prussner Mr. & Mrs. Tom Puett Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Ms. Tracy Raines Lavanya Ramanujan Judy & Buddy Reed Ms. Gail Reed Ms. Joycia C. Ricks Ms. Brenna Rizzardi

Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Mr. E. G. Robinson Stephanie Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mrs. Babette Rothschild Ms. Jane Royall & Mr. John Lantz Mr. Paul Ryan Mr. William Sandidge & Ms. Nancy Koughan Ms. Sally Sangster Mr. Jay & Dr. Anne Saravo Mr. & Mrs. Milton Saul Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer John Schilling Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Schwarzer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Scovil In honor of James J. Sedlack Mr. Marcus Shannon Ms. Chelsea Sharpe Dr. La Tanya & Mr. Earl R. Sharpe Ms. Fawn M. Shelton Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Shepherd Ms. Mary Sherman* Mr. Khonie Shlevich Alan & Marion Shoenig Dr. Steven L. Shore Ms. Yvonne H. Shore Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Rex & Joy Simms Mr. Roger Simon & Ms. Mary Monsees Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Mr. C Todd Skitch & Mr. Timothy Carver Bill & Susan Small Colonel Frederic H. Smith III Jody G. & Henry C. Smith Ms. Sydney Smith Mr. & Mrs. William J. Smith Mr. Andrew Sovich Mr. John E. Sowers Dr. & Mrs. Herbert F. Spasser Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Mr. Douglas E. Stalnaker Mr. & Mrs. Aaron C. Stambler Mr. & Mrs. Reed F. Steele James & Shari Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. George M. Stephens Mr. & Mrs. John W. Stephenson , Jr.

Mr. Stuart Stephenson Esther & Jim Stokes Mr. Richard Strader Mr. Richard Strasburger Joan & Cole Stratton* Mr. Frederick Stuart Dr. & Mrs. Ramon A. Suarez E. Ginger Sullivan Mrs. Suzanne H. Sullivan Mr. James Sustman & Dr. Janet St. Clair Mr. Scott Swann Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Swanson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Sykes Michael & Francoise Szikman Mr. Tarek A. Takieddini Ms. Caroline Tanner Mr. & Mrs. Eliot Taratoot Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Jeanne & Josh Taylor Robert J. Taylor IV Mr. & Mrs. David Teske Mr. John Teuscher Mr. Michael A. Thomas Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Hal Thompson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Thompson Ms. Allyson Till C. Barry & Louisa Titus Mr. David E. Todd Dr. Brenda G. Turner Linda Baldree Uhler Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso J. Varner Ms. Susana Velez Mr. Earl Verigan Mrs. & Mr. Linda P. Vinal Frank Vinicor, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Mr. & Mrs. Keith Volkmann Fritz & Norma Von Ammon Mr. & Mrs. William D. Walker Mr. James C. Wall Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick C. Wallace Mr. William Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Walthour Mr. & Ms. Joseph Ward Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Watson Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Webster Ms. Barbara Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Whitaker Mr. James E. Whittington Mr. & Mrs. Glen Wilkins Ms. Anne E. Williams Dr. & Mrs. McDonald Williams Betty Williford Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Dr. Louis Fair, Jr.

Mrs. Lisa H. Wilson Ms. Judith Windsor William & Ina Wise Ms. Valerie Witt Robert Worley Ms. Bettye Sue Wright Bright & Robert U. Wright Mrs. Margaret P. Wyatt Mr. Gie Yu Dale & Ellen Zeigler Hongqiao Zhang | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 55

ASO | support henry sopkin circle The Henry Sopkin Circle celebrates individuals and families who have made a legacy gift to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Whether through a bequest, beneficiary designation, or trust distribution, planned gifts ensure the ASO’s success for future generations. Just like the Symphony’s first Music Director, Henry Sopkin, our planned giving donors are shaping the future of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. To learn more about the Henry Sopkin Circle, please contact the Development Office at 404.733.4262. 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 Bruce & Avery Flower 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. 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** Rob Lamy James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy R. & 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 Richard & Shirley McGinnis John & Clodagh Miller Janice Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Amy W. Norman** Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard** & Sandra Palay Sally & Pete Parsonson Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Janet M. Pierce 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

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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 John & Ray Uttenhove 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. Ms. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.** & Mrs.** Charles R. Yates

You can help make music happen! For more information on giving at any level, call 404.733.5102 or visit


The Woodruff Arts Center is proud to bring former combat photographer Stacy Pearsall’s nationally-acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project to Atlanta.

EXHIBITION November 11 - January 15 Beauchamp C. Carr Gallery at The Woodruff Arts Center



F-8 pilot, VF-154 aboard CVA-43 Lockheed Martin • PNC • Summit Investors

tdp and education donors The following represents gifts to the Azira G. Hill Scholarship Fund, TDP Endowment, Talent Development Fund for operations, and funding for education programs as of June 1, 2016. EDUCATION & TDP DONORS The following represents gifts to the Azira G. Hill Scholarship Fund, TDP Endowment, operations support of the Talent Development Program, and funding for education programs as of June 1, 2016. $100,000+ The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation AT&T Wells Fargo $25,000+ Publix Super Markets Charities Kaiser Permanente Turner $10,000+ The Arnold Foundation, Inc. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation DS Services Estate of Neale M. Bearden Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power Company A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony $5,000+ The Azalea City Chapter of The Links, Inc. Cobb EMC Community Foundation Ms. Lynn Eden $1,000+ Anonymous Nancy Cooke John & Gloria Gaston Azira G. Hill *# Dr. Walter J. Hill * Ruth Hough Ralph & Eileen Levy Sally & Peter Parsonson In memory of Willard Shull Kathy N. Waller Sally Stephens Westmoreland

$500+ Charles Bjorklund and Stedman Mays Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio Mr. William C. Eisenhauer Dr. Annie J. Gavin Mary C. Gramling # Victoria and Howard Palefsky Susan Perdew Margaret and Bob Reiser The Society, Inc. $250+ Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Dr. Dwight D. Andrews & Dr. Desiree S. Pedescleaux Lisa & Joe Bankoff Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Rita & Herschel Bloom Connie & Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Maurice Harris Mrs. Patsy J. Hilliard Aaron & Joyce Johnson Joanne Lincoln Shengkai & Li Fu Lu Charles & Mary Moore Dr. Zelma A. Payne Joyce & Henry Schwob Ms. Chelsea Sharpe Earl & La Tanya Sharpe Ms. Allyson Till Kathy N. Waller Dr. and Mrs. McDonald Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. $100+ Renee Alli Mr. William W. Allison Ms. Elaine B. Battles † Jack & Helga Beam Ms. Bonnie L. Beard Johnnie Booker Mr. Eric Brown * Ms. Elaine Call Dr. Marva Carter The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Ralph & Rita Connell Russell Currey & Amy Durrell

Dr. Shirley Ann DuhartGreen & Mr. Henry Green Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Mary Frances Early Rogers & Sherry English Robert Fleming Woodrow B. Grant † Daryll & Mike Griffin Rawn & Shelia Hairston Mrs. James M. Hund Ms. Laura M. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Johnson Jaclyn Kottman † Mrs. Kathy A. Lamar Reverend and Mrs. Willie L. Langley Dr. Rubye D. McClendon Drs. Price & Jacqueline Michael Ms. Molly Minnear Ms. Lucile W. Neely Kevin & Crystal Oliver Ms. Ellen Pannell Mrs. Karen E. Webster Parks Toni S. Paz John & Monica Pearson, Sr. Mr. Stuart A. Peebles * Lavanya Ramanujan Ms. Josephine Reed-Taylor Ms. Shirley Y. Simmons Beth & Edward Sugarman E. Ginger Sullivan Italo Tancredi & Mrs. Maria Vera-Tancredi Sandy Teepen Dr. and Mrs. Richard Thio Mrs. William J. Thompson Burton Trimble Dr. Brenda G. Turner Mrs. Patricia Wallace Susan & Thomas Wardell Mr. Mack Wilbourne Ms. Barbara Williams Ms. Donna Williams Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Dr. Louis Fair, Jr. Cliff Wilson Alfred & Lucy Wright In Honor of Mr. Bryan Wright $1 – 99 Brown & Moore Financial Services, LLC Ms. Eola A. Buchanan Karen & Rod Bunn Mr. W. Imara Canady Thomas & Brenda Cole

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James & Janet De Young In Memory of Dr. Joanne R. Nurss Pauline E. Drake Ms. Imani Duhe Mr. Gabriel English Mr. Wilfred Farquharson Richard & Anne Fleming Betty Sands Fuller Mr. Lovrick Gary Mr. Charles B. Gramling IV Jaki Griffin Mrs. Samuel W. Gulley Mrs. Wendolyn M. Harding Douglas & Linda Holly Bradley & Teresa Hoyt † Mary & Wayne James Ms. Gail B. Jones † Tiffany I. M. Jones Michael & Carole Lacour Ms. Kate A. Lee Andrew & Xochitl Leeper Ms. Ellen C. Logan Malinda Logan Ms. Janie Mardis Mr. Hinton Martin, Jr. Ms. Gabrielle Mason Mrs. Sonja R. Mason Mrs. Lois A. Miller Dr. and Mrs. Donald Ogletree, M.D. * Dr. Clara N. Okoka Emelda & James Oliver Ms. Gladys A. Parada Fay & Ann Pearce Lucy Pennington Derrick & Terri Polk Ms. Shirley Reeves Ms. Ronda P. Respess William & Dorka Rhyne Ms. Eleanor C. Robinson Sigma Alpha Iota Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Hamilton & Mason Smith Mr. Daniel Tancredi Samantha P. Williams Mrs. Sue S. Williams Ethel Wynn * Gifts made in memory of Mrs. Beatrice Hill # Gifts made in memory of Mrs. Peggy Martin † Gifts made in memory of Ms. Susan Hill


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






SunTrust Teammates

Gordon W. Bailey

SunTrust Foundation

Bank of America

SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:

Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation Invesco Ltd. Sarah and Jim Kennedy

WellsFargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation


Estate of Andrew Musselman PwC, Partners & Employees Tull Charitable Foundation

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.



UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Equifax & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations


1180 Peachtree Alston & Bird The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund - Atlanta Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Jones Day Foundation & Employees Katherine John Murphy Foundation Estate of Amy Norman Susan and Tom Wardell


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center AT&T Sandra and Dan Baldwin In honor of Alleene and Jim Bratton Barbara and Steve Chaddick Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Ellen and Howard Feinsand First Data Corporation Peggy Foreman Fulton County Arts Council Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation Google Beth and Tommy Holder Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Merrill Lynch Morgens West Foundation Garnet and Dan Reardon Margaret and Bob Reiser Southern Company Gas Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Company


Susan and Richard Anderson BB&T Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Wealth Management Ann and Jeff Cramer Katie and Reade Fahs The Fraser-Parker Foundation JLL Livingston Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund Elizabeth and Chris Willett


A Friend of the High Museum of Art ADP Aarati and Peter Alexander Atlanta Area BMW Centers The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. DS Services Catherine Warren Dukehart Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Betty Sands Fuller Kate and Paul Gaffney Carol and Paul Garcia General Electric Company George Lucas Family Foundation GMT Capital Corporation The Graves Foundation Nena C. Griffith Halle Foundation Allison and Ben Hill The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation & John and Rosemary Brown Katie and West Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Morris Manning & Martin LLP Moxie Norfolk Southern Foundation North Highland Mr. and Mrs. David Parker The Primerica Foundation Regions Bank The Selig Foundation: Linda and Steve Selig & Cathy and Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Ms. Iris Smith and Mr. Michael S. Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sally G. Tomlinson Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY17 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.


A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Mrs. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Allstate Insurance Company Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Yum and Ross Arnold Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlantic Trust Company The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Birch Communications Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lisa and Paul Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Elaine and John Carlos Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Compass Group Tony Conway Cousins Properties Sherri and Jesse Crawford Erica and David Cummings Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Kay and David Dempsey Marcia and John Donnell Margaret and Scott Dozier Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Ms. Lynn Eden Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Nick Franz Sonya and Rick Garber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Building Maintenance, Inc. George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co. Carolyn and David Gould Sara Goza Mr. Kenneth Haines The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

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Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Holder Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Jane and Clayton Jackson Kim and Kirk Jamieson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones JP Morgan Private Bank Kaneva John C. Keller James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough * Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Wendy and Scott Kopp Malinda and David Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Lewis Hank Linginfelter Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Margot and Danny McCaul Sally and Allen McDaniel The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Morgan Stanley – Atlanta Private Wealth Management Mueller Water Products, Inc. NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Novelis, Inc. Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. Vicki and John Palmer Ms. Sara C. Passarella, in Memory of Ann E. Caulk Mr. and Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Dr.* and Mrs. Martha Pentecost Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Printpack Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Robinson Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation

$25,000+ CONTINUED

Samuel H. Kress Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob Linda and Mark Silberman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Skanska Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company State Bank & Trust Company Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Troutman Sanders LLP United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Waffle House Kim and Reggie Walker Leigh and Tim Walsh Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Adair and Dick White Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin


A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art (2) A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mary Allen The Allstate Foundation Altria Client Services, Inc. Alvarez & Marsal Arris Group, Inc. Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Mr. and Mrs. Ali Azadi Margaret Baldwin and L. Paul Pendergrass Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn

The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank-Jomaky Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The Breman Foundation, Inc. Brenau University Laura Brightwell Mary and John Brock Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Cathy and Bert Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Colliers International Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Global Ann and Tom Cousins Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram CSX Transportation Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Elaine and Erroll Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. James Douglass Diane Durgin Mr. and Mrs. Merritt P. Dyke Eagle Rock Distributing Company Dr. Geoffrey G. Eichholz L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Fifth Third Bank Ford Motor Company Fund The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Gas South, LLC Sue and Tim Gedrych Doris and Matthew Geller Marty and John Gillin Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony* Greene Drs. Jeannette Guarner and Carlos del Rio Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Angelle and Jack Hamilton Nancy and Charles Harrison HD Supply

Grace B. Helmer Hogan Construction Group Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Infor Global Solutions Inglett & Stubbs, LLC Insight Sourcing Group Jabian Consulting Jackson Healthcare Sheree and John Jay Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane Greg Kelly Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Kimberly-Clark Lisa and Scott Kirkpatrick Eydie and Steve Koonin Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Macy’s MAG Mutual Insurance Company Meghan and Clarke Magruder Majestic Realty Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain McKinsey & Company Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan Carolyn and Ken Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Montag Wealth Management Winifred B. and Richard S. Myrick Jane and Jeffrey Neumeyer Northside Hospital Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oldcastle, Inc. Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Overture Lindbergh Beth and David Park Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont Group MassMutual The Piedmont National Family Foundation Plateau Excavation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Sandra and Larry Prince Pure Storage Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Regal Entertainment Group Estate of Shirley Rivers The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms to Go Foundation Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation S.J. Collins Enterprises Salesforce Savannah Distributing Company Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott ServiceNow The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Biljana and Phil Southerland Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Spencer Stuart Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr STARS of the Alliance Theatre Chandra Stephens-Albright and Warren Albright Charlita StephensWalker, Charles and Delores Stephens Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Transwestern Trapp Family U.S. Trust University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance John and Ray Uttenhove Roxanne and Benny Varzi Walden Security Kathy N. Waller Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells and Dr. James Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Rod Westmoreland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Jan and Greg Winchester Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Dina Woodruff Paul Wrights Mary and Bob Yellowlees

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ASO | staff EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament Executive Director Stephanie Smith, 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 Jordan Keegan Development Assistant William Keene Annual Fund Coordinator 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 Manager Adam Fenton Director of Multimedia Technology Caitlin Hutchinson Marketing Coordinator Robert Phipps Publications Director SALES & REVENUE MANAGEMENT Russell Wheeler Senior Director of Sales & Revenue Management Melanie Kite Director of Subscriptions & Patron Services Pam Kruseck Senior Manager of Sales & Business Development Madeleine Lawson Patron Services Assistant Jesse Pace Patron Services Manager Gokul Parasuram Database Manager Robin Smith Subscription & Education Sales Christopher Stephens Group & 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 Kendall Roney Family Programs Assistant Adrienne Thompson Manager, Talent Development Program Tyrone Webb Manager of Education and Community Programs OPERATIONS Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Tyler Benware Operations Manager Joseph Brooks Assistant 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 Kimberly Hielsberg Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis V.S. Jones Symphony Store Shannon McCown Office Manager Brandi Reed Staff Accountant April Satterfield Controller ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL LIVE Nicole Epstein Senior Director of Atlanta Symphony Hall Live Lisa Eng Multimedia Creative Manager Christine Lawrence Box Office Manager Joanne Lerner Event Coordinator Natacha McLeod Director of Marketing Clay Schell Consultant Will Strawn Associate Marketing Manager

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 63

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

ASO | general info

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

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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 404.733.5263 or visit

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Concert Hotline (Recorded info) 404.733.4949 Symphony Hall Box Office


Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404.733.5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404.733.4800 Group Sales


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ASO | calendar

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