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If we can get them to clap along at a kiddie concert, we know we’ve begun to reach them. by Michael Kurth

6 Welcome 8 Robert Spano 10 Orchestra Leadership 12 Musicians 24 Concert Program & Notes 64 ASO Support 78 ASO Staff 80 Ticket Info/General Info 82 Encore Atlanta Dining Guide

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ASO | Welcome Dear Friends,


t’s hard to believe that we’re coming to the end of our 73rd season, and oh, what a season it’s been -- from opening weekend with Jean-Yves Thibaudet to the ASO’s first performance of Verdi’s Otello and the triumphant return of Kathleen Battle to the beauty of Beethoven brought to life by Jorge Federico Osorio, Jonathan Biss and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This season also featured the extraordinary musical artistry of our own musicians, from compositions by Michael Kurth, Alcides Rodriguez’s sizzling maracas, and Elizabeth Koch Tiscione performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. This month, we present Candide in collaboration with the Alliance Theatre, and we’ll delight in a special one-night-only performance with the incomparable Yo-Yo Ma. These magnificent performances have been met with a renewed energy in the Hall, with new musicians and thousands of new subscribers and donors joining the circle of support that makes the music possible. We’ve also enjoyed sold-out performances across every series from the Delta Classical Series, Movies in Concert, Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE, the Coca-Cola Holiday Series and our Family Concert Series. More than 45,000 K-12 students attended our Concerts for Young People this year, and for the fifth year in a row, all the Talent Development Program seniors (six in 2018) will go on to conservatory or music school and many will receive highly competitive scholarships. In addition, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reached an agreement for a three-year contract extension with its musicians, nearly six months ahead of schedule. Our future plans are every bit as ambitious and exciting as our recent accomplishments. We look forward to ending our fourth consecutive year with a balanced budget and to engaging the community in new and exciting ways. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you in Symphony Hall.

Warm regards,

Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director

Howard Palefsky, Chairman of the Board

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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

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 Randy Koporc 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 Ebbie Parsons 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.

Directors William Ackerman 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

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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FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster

SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung

VIOLA Reid Harris Principal

Sanford Salzinger

Paul Murphy Associate Principal

The Mr. & Mrs. The Carolyn Howard R. Peevy Chair McClatchey Chair

Justin Bruns Associate Concertmaster

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

The Edus H. & Harriet H. Warren Chair

The Mary & Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair

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 Sharon Berenson David Braitberg The Wells Fargo Chair Noriko Konno Clift 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 Vacant Principal

The Miriam & John Conant Chair

Daniel Laufer Acting/Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair

Karen Freer Acting Associate/ Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus Thomas Carpenter •

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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The UPS Foundation Chair

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

Karl Fenner Sharif Ibrahim • Michael Kenady

The Jane Little Chair

Michael Kurth Daniel Tosky FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair

Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes PICCOLO Gina Hughes

Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair

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

OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal

BASSOON Andrew Brady Principal

Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal

Anthony Georgeson• Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar

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Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

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

Nathan Zgonc Acting/Associate Principal/Second Brian Hecht

CONTRA-BASSOON BASS TROMBONE Juan de Gomar Brian Hecht ENGLISH HORN HORN The Home Depot Emily Brebach Veterans Chair Brice Andrus CLARINET Principal TUBA The Betty Sands Laura Ardan Michael Moore Principal Fuller Chair Principal The Robert Shaw Chair Susan Welty The Delta Air The Mabel Dorn Associate Principal Lines Chair Reeder Honorary Chair Jaclyn Rainey TIMPANI Ted Gurch Bruce Kenney Associate Principal Mark Yancich TRUMPET Principal Marci Gurnow The Walter H. Stuart Stephenson Alcides Rodriguez Bunzl Chair Principal E-FLAT CLARINET The Madeline & William Wilder Howell Adams Chair Ted Gurch Assistant Principal Michael Tiscione BASS CLARINET PERCUSSION Associate Principal Alcides Rodriguez Anderson Romero† Joseph Petrasek • Principal The Julie & Arthur Montgomery Chair

William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair


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Michael Stubbart • HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Sally & Carl Gable Chair


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

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he concert is scheduled for 10 a.m. The first of two this morning. It’s a few minutes before ten, and I walk on stage with my bass and glance out at the audience, most in groups of matching T-shirts emblazoned with their school’s name or mascot. It’s easy to distinguish between the students and the teachers: besides the T-shirts, the students are the ones bubbling with excitement, bouncing in their seats, watching the players arrive and warm-up, each new sound more thrilling than the last. I can hear some of them gleefully telling their neighbors: “Look at that HUGE violin!” “That one’s a trumpet! MY BROTHER PLAYS THE TRUMPET!” “When are they gonna start the concert?” “I hope they play that song from Star Wars!” These young audiences are certainly the loudest, the din rising steadily as more school buses unload their eager charges and the seats fill. Loud, that is, until that magical moment when the house lights fade, and a collective gasp shrouds the crowd in near silence. I can see the wheels turning: “Is it time to clap?

Music for Our Future Are they gonna play loud? They look so serious... Why is that violin player late? Why are we clapping for her? Oh, she’s taking a bow! I never saw anybody do that in real life...Oh my gosh, they’re playing but it doesn’t sound like a song... do we clap now? Wait, here comes somebody else, he’s holding a stick-thing, yes… Yes, NOW WE CAN CLAP, LET’S CLAP YAY!” 14 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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The ASO played concerts like this for over 36,000 young people this season, reaching kids pre-k through 12th grade, from 40 metro counties, playing classics like Mozart and Beethoven, as well as modern favorites like John Williams. And Concerts for Young People are just one way the ASO education department impacts Atlanta-area kids. The ASO’s Instrument Petting Zoo teaches early learners about the instruments that make up the four families of an orchestra.

And they clap. After each piece of music is finished, they clap. If a piece sounds even a little bit finished, they clap. If the rhythm of the music moves them, they clap along. (Pro tip: when the audience starts to clap along, DON’T LISTEN TO THEM. Because of the distances and reverb effect of a large concert hall, you’ll end up half a beat behind the conductor, and then they’ll slow down to meet you there, and the cycle will perpetuate until the music grinds to stagnation.) But how can I ignore an audience full of joyfully clapping youngsters? I love when they get so involved in experiencing great music that listening turns into clapping, which turns into cheering. And all of this turns into learning: learning about art, creativity, beauty, culture, excellence and so much more.

Another large piece of the ASO’s educational offerings is the renowned Talent Development Program (TDP). The TDP, now on the cusp of its 25th year, offers free instruction to talented young African American and Latino students dedicated to pursuing a career in classical music. This year’s graduating TDP seniors have so far been accepted to no fewer than 18 colleges, including some of the most reputable music schools in the country, such as the Juilliard School, Oberlin and the New England Conservatory. In addition, the ASO’s Text for Tubas campaign raised $26,000 to help these musicians upgrade to professional-level instruments. The third component of the ASO’s education department is the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), under the direction of ASO Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan. The ASYO offers challenging repertoire, three concerts per year, frequent coaching with ASO players and a competitive yet

2018 TDP senior Fellows (from left) Joshua Williams (tuba), Phillip Williams (trombone), Joseph Brown (cello), Alisha Zamore (clarinet), Quentell Gipson III (tuba), Errol Rhoden III (tuba)

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Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director Stephen Mulligan leads the ensemble in a three-concert series each year; cultivating the artistic growth and excellence of its members through enriching orchestral experiences and mentoring by ASO musicians.

nurturing environment in which high school musicians can hone their techniques, prepare for college, and develop crucial skills such as collaboration, preparation and discipline. This year, all 43 graduating ASYO seniors will attend college. The ASYO awarded over $8,000 in scholarships to its talented young musicians. And it doesn’t end there. The ASO also hosts Family Fun Days, Musical Mondays, Music for the Very Young, a Family Concert Series and Musicians in Schools. These programs reach tens of thousands more children each year, fostering a love of great music in kids of all ages. It’s apparent from the time and resources the ASO invests in young people through its education department, that sharing our love of great music with kids is a priority. But why? Why is it so important to develop

a great youth orchestra? Why devote so much of our time and energy to audiences who aren’t even sure when to clap? Why are world-class musicians playing nursery rhymes for toddlers at a library story-hour? Because here at the ASO, we believe all audiences are worth our best, especially the young. These are the minds and hearts to which we’re entrusting the future of our city, our culture, our world. We know that we can be a part of developing them into minds and hearts that appreciate beauty, young adults who understand the value of working hard to produce great art together. And if we can get them to clap along at a kiddie concert, we know we’ve begun to reach them with a message that resonates deep inside them: Come make music with us!

Through the Musicians in Schools program, acclaimed musicians of the ASO provide lecture demonstrations, master classes, music clinics and hands-on activities to bring instruction and inspiration to music enthusiasts of all ages. Pictured: Michael Kurth with Classical Conversations homeschool community in Powder Springs. 18 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JERUSALEM QUARTET with PINCHAS ZUKERMAN & AMANDA FORSYTH Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.

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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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Concert of Friday, May 4, 2018, at 7:30pm

FINALE CONCERT STEPHEN MULLIGAN, Conductor WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 (1791) CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1894) ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921) Excerpts from Hänsel und Gretel (1890-3) Witch’s Ride Sandman’s Song Evening Prayer Dream Pantomime INTERMISSION

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 (1791) WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, and died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1791. The first performance of The Magic Flute took place in Vienna, at the Theater auf der Wieden, on September 30, 1791. The Overture to The Magic Flute is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.


he final year of Mozart’s tragically brief life was one of incredible productivity, even by his lofty standards. Included among the many works are two full-length operas in 1791—Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620, and La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621. The Magic Flute is based upon a story by August Jacob Liebeskind. The Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina, aided by a magic flute, are able to survive extraordinary trials, and enter the Temple presided over by the High Priest, Sarastro. Emanuel Schikaneder, manager of the Vienna Theater auf der Wieden (and like Mozart, a Mason), authored the opera’s libretto. Schikaneder also sang the lead comic role of the bird catcher, Papageno, in The Magic Flute’s premiere. The Magic Flute is a singspiel, a popular form of light opera juxtaposing musical numbers with spoken dialogue. It is a testament to Mozart’s genius that he was able to transform this comic genre (as well as the rather convoluted fairy-tale plot) into a work of transcendent beauty and eloquence. The Magic Flute is a sublime masterpiece and the fitting—albeit premature—culmination of Mozart’s incomparable genius in operatic composition.

The Overture to The Magic Flute begins with a slow-tempo introduction (Adagio). The orchestra proclaims a series of three majestic chords, associated in the opera with the Temple and its High Priest, Sarastro. The solemn introduction finally yields to the principal Allegro, and the second violins’ introduction of the scurrying, principal theme. The Overture concludes with a spirited coda, once again capped by three chords. Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1894) CLAUDE DEBUSSY was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, France, on August 22, 1862, and died in Paris, France, on March 25, 1918. The first performance of Prélude à “L’aprèsmidi d’un faune” took place in Paris at the Salle d’Harcourt on December 22, 1894, with Gustave Doret conducting the Société Nationale de Musique. Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” is scored for three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, crotales (antique cymbals), harp, and strings.


ccording to Pierre Boulez: “modern music was awakened by L’après-midi d’un faune.” Other pioneering works, such as Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony (1803), Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco (1842), and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913) stunned the music world with their overwhelming power, energy, and dissonance. Debussy chose to wake his listeners in a far more seductive and beguiling fashion, with elusive tonalities and rhythms couched in the most exquisite orchestral sonorities. Claude Debussy’s most famous orchestral work was inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem, the genesis of which dates as far back as 1865. L’après-midi d’un faune relates the tale of a faun’s erotic (and unrequited) fascination with a pair of nymphs. Debussy described his Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” as “a very free interpretation of Mallarmé’s poem. It has no pretensions of presenting a synthesis of the poem. It is rather | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25

MAY 4 | program a series of scenes against which the desires and dreams of the Faun are seen to stir in the afternoon heat.” In an October 10, 1896 letter to music critic Henry Gauthier-Villars, Debussy observed: More precisely, the work conveys the general impression of the poem…it follows the ascendant movement of the poem and illustrates the scene marvelously described in the text. The close is a prolongation of the last line: “Couple adieu! Je vais voir l’ombre que tu deviens.” (“Farewell, couple! I go to see the shadow that you become.”) Excerpts from Hänsel und Gretel (1890-3) ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK was born in Siegburg, Germany, on September 1, 1854, and died in Neustrelitz, Germany, on September 27, 1921. The first performance of the opera Hänsel und Gretel took place at the Hoftheater in Weimar, Germany, on December 23, 1893, with Richard Strauss conducting. The excerpts are scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle, tambourine, castanets, harp, and strings.


erman composer Engelbert Humperdinck wrote his opera, Hansel and Gretel, at the request of his sister, Adelheid Wette. Wette wrote a children’s play, based upon the popular brothers Grimm fairy tale. She asked her brother to set parts of the play to music. Later, Wette prevailed upon Engelbert Humperdinck to compose a full-length Hansel and Gretel opera. Despite reservations, Humperdinck undertook the project, a setting of a libretto by Wette. Humperdinck, a disciple of Richard Wagner, composed a remarkably rich and beautiful score for this fairy-tale opera. Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel earned the admiration of such musicians as Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The latter conducted the world premiere in Weimar, on December 23, 1893. Strauss wrote to Humperdinck: “Your opera has enchanted me. It is truly a masterpiece. I have not seen such an important work for a long time. I admire the abundance of melody, the finesse, the polyphonic richness of the orchestration…all that is new, original, truly German.” To this day, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel remains a beloved part of the operatic repertoire, especially around Christmas time.

This concert features a series of excerpts from Act II Hansel and Gretel. The orchestral prelude depicts the ride of the evil Witch (Witch’s Ride). Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the woods. The Sandman approaches and sprinkles magic dust in the frightened children’s eyes (Sandman’s Song). Hansel and Gretel say their prayers, and then fall asleep (Evening Prayer). Soon, they are surrounded by guardian angels who watch over the children throughout the night (Dream Pantomime). Suite from The Firebird (1910, 1919 Revision) IGOR STRAVINSKY was born in Lomonosov, Russia, on June 17, 1882, and died in New York on April 6, 1971. The first performance of The Firebird took place at the Paris Opéra on June 25, 1910, with Gabriel Pierné conducting. The 1919 Suite from The Firebird is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, piano (optional), celesta, harp, and strings. 26 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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gor Stravinsky composed his ballet, The Firebird, at the invitation of Sergei Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes. Stravinsky began composition of The Firebird in November of 1909, and completed the score on May 18, 1910. The composer participated in the rehearsals at the Paris Opéra. Tamara Karsavina, who danced the title role in the premiere of The Firebird, recalled that during one rehearsal when Stravinsky approached the orchestra pit, Diaghilev turned to her and said: “Mark him well. He is a man on the eve of celebrity.” The fulfillment of Diaghilev’s prophecy took place on June 25, 1910, with The Firebird’s triumphant premiere. Among the appreciative audience members at the premiere was French composer Claude Debussy, who came on stage after the performance to offer Stravinsky his compliments. The Firebird’s winning synthesis of lyric and dramatic elements, couched in dazzling orchestration, captured the imagination of the Paris audiences and catapulted Stravinsky to national and international prominence. Stravinsky fashioned three orchestral Suites from The Firebird, the first (1911) employing the huge orchestral forces of the original score. In 1919, Stravinsky created another Suite for reduced orchestra. Stravinsky completed the third (and final) Suite in 1945. The 1919 Suite—the most frequently performed of the three—is featured in this concert. The Story of The Firebird I. Introduction: The Firebird and Her Dance; Variation of the Firebird—The Firebird is based upon Russian folk legend. While wandering in the forest at night, the Prince Ivan encounters a magic Firebird. The Prince is entranced by the Firebird’s beauty and captures her. However, the Prince takes pity on the Firebird and sets her free. In gratitude, the Firebird gives the Prince one of her feathers, and promises to aid him in his hour of need. II. The Princesses’ Round: Khorovode—The Prince comes to the courtyard of an enchanted castle, where he finds thirteen beautiful Princesses, captives of the evil magician Kastcheï. The Princesses warn Prince Ivan not to enter the castle, for Kastcheï has the power to turn intruders to stone. The Prince boldly ignores their warnings. III. Infernal Dance of King Kastcheï—The Prince suddenly encounters Kastcheï’s horrible servants, and ultimately, the magician himself. Kastcheï tries to turn the Prince into stone, but the hero produces the Firebird’s magic feather. The Firebird appears and forces Kastcheï and his followers into a frenetic dance. IV. Berceuse—When Kastcheï and his followers are exhausted, the Firebird lulls them to sleep. V. Finale—Kastcheï and his retinue are destroyed. All of the prisoners are set free, including the Thirteenth Princess, whom the Prince weds.

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onductor Stephen Mulligan was appointed as the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in August 2017. From 2014-16, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program.  Recent highlights include his ASO Classical Subscription debut in January of 2018 and appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, and Reading Symphony Orchestra. Mulligan has also frequently assisted with programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including productions of Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl and John Adams’s Nixon in China at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mulligan was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize after studying with Robert Spano as a fellow in the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen from 2013-2014; he served as the festival’s Assistant Conductor in 2015 and as a guest conductor in 2016. Mulligan also studied with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop at the Peabody Institute, and received his Master’s Degree there in 2013. While studying at Peabody, Mulligan co-founded and directed the Occasional Symphony, an ensemble devoted to performing in alternative venues. In 2012, he traveled to Venezuela with the Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids staff to participate in an educational exchange with the renowned El Sistema program.  In 2011, Mulligan graduated cum laude from Yale University, where he served as the Yale Symphony’s assistant conductor, traveled to Helsinki to study Sibelius’s late manuscripts with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, and was awarded the Wrexham Prize for excellence in performance for violin and conducting. Mulligan grew up in Baltimore, MD, studying violin with his father Gregory, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and current violinist with the Baltimore Symphony.

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Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Stephen Mulligan, Music Director The Zeist Foundation Chair FIRST VIOLIN Phoebe Liu concertmaster

Julia Su Sarah Chen Kirsten Lee Naomi Fan Jenny Choi Yuji Yamada Alexis Boylan Yueci Chen Zoe Lo Sylvia Tang Melody Bearden Scott Lozier* Eunice Choi Tobias Liu Erin Kong VIOLA Junwon Kang principal

Ardath Weck Chair Lucy Gelber Annabelle Spoto Clara Smallwood Jordan Watt Ashley Ahn Alan Ko Claire Hong Christopher Wang Doyoung Jeong John Cho Nina Nagarajan Ruby Lee

SECOND VIOLIN Kylie Dickinson Principal Erin Cho Ava Posner Raunak Kumar Kelly Jeong Josephine Han Serena Gao Abigail Carpenter Eunice Chon Nina Youn Sophie Chan Mashu Takeda Sung-Lin Hsieh Jason Zhuang

FLUTE Don Cofrancesco Hyesu Kim Renee Wang Sarah Zhang

TRUMPET Paul Armitage Richard Stinson Ben Stocksdale Andrew Wang

OBOE Saffiya Bashey Jacob Duff Makenzie Hill Hannah Lee

TROMBONE Hans Kang Philip Williams

CELLO Aria Posner Principal Maximilian Lou Lexine Feng* John Kang Joseph Brown Brandon Chung Tannessa Dang Patrick Kim Alicia Shin Phillip Kim

BASSOON Allie Byrd Ethan Clark Aaron Lanning Derek Rizzi*

BASS Blake Hilley Principal Doug Sommer Chair Alex Pu Angela Leeper* Daniel Barket Corban Johnson Hollie Greenwood Matthew Jung Zoe Hood

CLARINET Alex Choi Triniti Rives Francisco Vidales Alisha Zamore

HORN Brennan Bower Joseph Clarke Charles Dunn Ediz Eribach Spencer Hodge Varun Patel Molly Shannon Joshua Vollbracht

BASS TROMBONE William Clark TUBA Errol Rhoden, III Joshua Williams HARP Madeline Chen LeAndra Douds PIANO Jason Guo PERCUSSION Michael Dehan* Kobe Lester Alexander Madison Evan Magill Dylan So *Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellow Winds, Harp, Piano, and Percussion are listed in alphabetical order | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31

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AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Concert of Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor YO-YO MA, cello GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen Suite No. 1 (1875) (ed. Fritz Hoffmann) I. Prélude and Aragonaise II. Intermezzo III. Séguedille IV. Les dragons d’Alcala V. Les toréadors PAUL DUKAS (1865-1935) L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) (1897) GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924) Élégie, Opus 24 (1880) Yo-Yo Ma, cello INTERMISSION

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GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875) L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 (1872) (ed. Fritz Hoffmann) 17 MIN I. Prélude II. Menuet III. Adagietto IV. Carillon

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CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 (1872) 20 MIN I. Allegro non troppo II. Allegretto con moto III. Allegro non troppo; Un peu moins vite Yo-Yo Ma, cello

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Carmen Suite No. 1 (1875) GEORGES BIZET was born in Paris, France, on October 25, 1838, and died in Bougival, France, on June 3, 1875. The first performance of Carmen took place at the Paris OpéraComique on March 3, 1875. The Carmen Suite No. 1 is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, triangle, snare drum, castanets, tambourine, cymbals bass drum, harp, and strings.


eorges Bizet’s Carmen, one of the most performed and beloved operas, was a failure at its March 3, 1875 premiere, in Paris. Bizet died three months later, at the age of only 36. Some have suggested that Bizet’s death was hastened by the failure of Carmen. It’s not difficult to understand the reasons for Carmen’s early lack of acceptance. The plot, based upon an 1845 novel by Prosper Mérimée, tells the story of a gypsy who has multiple affairs, and is murdered by one of her jealous lovers. This did not sit well with the audience of the Paris Opéra-Comique, a theater usually reserved for light opera and family entertainment. One critic labeled Bizet’s Carmen “music of the future.” And though the critic did not intend this as a compliment, Carmen was an opera far ahead of its time. With its graphic depiction of the passion and violence of everyday life, Carmen anticipates by fifteen years the Italian verismo (or “Realism”) operatic movement. Bizet’s masterful and dramatic employment of various melodic leitmotifs is another aspect that looks forward to operas of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Over time, the elements that caused such a stir at Carmen’s premiere made the opera a riveting theatrical experience, beloved by audiences around the world. And Bizet’s genius for melody and rich, inventive orchestral sonorities helped to make Carmen a mainstay not only in the opera house, but on the orchestral concert stage and in popular culture as well. Bizet’s Carmen is a work that continues to fascinate, beguile, and intoxicate audiences. It is clear that, more than 140 years after Carmen’s premiere, the gypsy has lost none of her powers of seduction. The Carmen Suites feature instrumental excerpts from the opera, as well as vocal selections transcribed orchestra. This concert opens with the Suite No. 1. I. Prélude (Prelude to Act I) and Aragonaise (Entr’acte, Act IV) II. Intermezzo (Entr’acte, Act III) III. Séguedille (Act I) IV. Les dragons d’Alcala (Entr’acte, Act II) V. Les toréadors (Introduction to Act I) L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) (1897) PAUL DUKAS was born in Paris, France, on October 1, 1865, and died there on May 17, 1935. The first performance of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice took place in Paris, as part of a concert by the Société Nationale, on May 18, 1897. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, timpani, orchestra bells, suspended cymbal, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, harp, and strings. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33

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he Sorcerer’s Apprentice is not only the best-known work of French composer, Paul Dukas; it remains one of the most familiar of all concert pieces. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an instant success at its 1897 premiere, continued to enjoy tremendous popularity for the next several decades. Then, in 1940, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was immortalized on the silver screen, courtesy of the Walt Disney animated classic, Fantasia. In the film, Mickey Mouse portrays the hapless apprentice, whose misadventures are set to Dukas’s brilliant score, performed by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The great German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), provided the inspiration for Dukas’s magical orchestral scherzo. In a ballad, entitled Die Zauberlehrling, Goethe tells the story of a magician’s apprentice. The apprentice has observed his master’s ability to bring a broomstick to life in order to do the sorcerer’s bidding. The apprentice has divined the sorcerer’s magical incantation. And so, when the sorcerer departs, the apprentice animates the broomstick and orders it to fetch water. The broomstick complies, but much too enthusiastically—soon, the magician’s house is overflowing with water. The apprentice tries to stop the disaster by chopping the broom in half with an axe, but that causes two brooms to emerge and further inundate the house. Finally, the sorcerer returns, and with a wave of his hand, restores calm. The action of Goethe’s poem is masterfully portrayed in Dukas’s scintillating music. Élégie, Opus 24 (1880)

GABRIEL FAURÉ was born in Pamiers, France, on May 12, 1845, and died in Paris, France, on November 4, 1924. The first public performance of the Élégie took place in Paris at the Société Nationale de Musique on December 15, 1883, with Jules Loëb, cellist, and the composer as pianist. In addition to the solo cello, the Élégie is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, and strings.


abriel Fauré composed his haunting Élégie, for cello and piano, in 1880. Fauré originally intended the work to serve as the slow-tempo movement of a sonata for cello and piano. The Élégie received its first performance at the Paris home of composer Camille Saint-Saëns on June 21, 1880. In a letter to his publisher, Fauré noted that the Élégie “was excellently received, which greatly encourages me to go on and do the whole Sonata.” However, that cello sonata never materialized. In 1883, the Élégie was published as an individual work. Fauré dedicated the Élégie to cellist Jules Loëb, who, along with the composer, gave the first public performance in Paris, on December 15, 1883. Later, Fauré created an arrangement of the Élégie for solo cello and orchestra. The premiere of the orchestral version took place in Paris on April 26, 1901, with the composer conducting. Pablo Casals was the cello soloist. L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 (1872) (ed. Fritz Hoffmann)

GEORGES BIZET was born in Paris, France, on October 25, 1838, and died in Bougival, France, on June 3, 1875. The first performance of L’Arlésienne took place at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris, on October 1, 1872. The L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, alto saxophone (optional), two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, timpani, snare drum, harp, and strings.


n 1872, Léon Carvalho, impresario of the Paris Théâtre du Vaudeville, contacted Georges Bizet. The theater was presenting Alphonse Daudet’s play, L’Arlésienne, and Carvalho

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MAY 5 | program wanted Bizet to write a series of pieces to serve as incidental music to the action, a tragic love story set in Provence. In a few weeks’ time, Bizet composed a few dozen numbers. According to Daudet, the premiere of his play L’Arlésienne “was a most dazzling failure, with the most charming music in the world.” Nevertheless, Bizet soon experienced great success with an orchestral suite he fashioned from the play’s incidental music. After Bizet’s death, his friend, Ernest Guiraud, fashioned a second L’Arlésienne Suite. I. Prélude II. Menuet III. Adagietto IV. Carillon Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 (1872) CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS was born in Paris, France, on October 9, 1835, and died in Algiers, Algeria, on December 16, 1921. The first performance of the Cello Concerto No. 1 took place in Paris on January 19, 1873, with soloist August Tolbecque and the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. In addition to the solo cello, the Concerto No. 1 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


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

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MAY 5 | program YO-YO MA, cello



he many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Ma maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras worldwide and his recital and chamber music activities. His discography includes over 100 albums, including 18 Grammy Award winners. Ma serves as the Artistic Director of Silkroad, an organization he founded to promote cross-cultural performance and collaborations at the edge where education, business and the arts come together to transform the world. More than 80 works have been commissioned specifically for the Silkroad Ensemble, which tours annually. Ma also serves as the Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute. His work focuses on the transformative power music can have in individuals’ lives, and on increasing the number and variety of opportunities audiences have to experience music in their communities. Ma was born in Paris to Chinese parents who later moved the family to New York. He began to study cello at the age of four, attended the Juilliard School and in 1976 graduated from Harvard University. He has received numerous awards, among them the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the National Medal of Arts (2001), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2010). In 2011; Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree. Most recently, Ma has joined the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees. He has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony. For additional information, see:,, and www.

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MAY 30 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

Concert of Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 8:00pm JONATHAN BISS, piano LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Jonathan Biss returns in the 2018/19 Season to complete the cycle of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas.

JAN 23 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 18, 20 & 29 MAR 6 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonatas Nos. 11, 14, 24, 25 & 30 APR 17 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonatas Nos. 7, 16, 19, 27 & 28 MAY 22 | Wed: 8pm Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 10, 15 & 32 Tickets for on-stage seating are limited and may be purchased at

Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13, “Pathétique” (1798) I. Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio II. Adagio cantabile III. Rondo. Allegro Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54 (1804) I. In tempo d’un Menuetto II. Allegretto; Più Allegro

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Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Opus 81a, “Les Adieux” (1810) 17 MIN I. Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux). Adagio; Allegro II. Die Abwesenheit (L’Absence). Andante espressivo (In gehender Bewegung, doch mit viel Ausdruck) III. Das Wiedersehn (Le Retour). Vivacissimamente (Im lebhaftesten Zeitmasse) INTERMISSION Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 2, No. 2 (1795) I. Allegro vivace II. Largo appassionato III. Scherzo. Allegretto IV. Rondo. Grazioso Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110 (1822) I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo II. Allegro molto III. Adagio, ma non troppo; Fuga. Allegro, ma non troppo

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized in Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827.


n the 1790s, Beethoven ascended to prominence in Vienna as a brilliant virtuoso pianist, albeit an iconoclastic one. Audiences accustomed to the elegant and refined brilliance of such virtuosos as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Muzio Clementi were stunned by the elemental force of Beethoven’s attacks upon the delicate fortepianos of the day. Beethoven’s keyboard performances consisted of far more than displays of strength. Pianist and composer Carl Czerny recalled that audience members were moved to tears by the eloquence of Beethoven’s improvisational powers at the keyboard, “for apart from the beauty and originality of his ideas, and his ingenious manner of expressing them, there was something magical about his playing.” Another element of Beethoven’s keyboard magic was his masterful plasticity of phrasing that, according to first-hand accounts, employed unerring dynamic contrast and subtle tempo modification. Beethoven composed numerous works for solo piano that he performed to considerable acclaim. The tragic onset of deafness in the early 1800s soon brought Beethoven’s career as a concert pianist to an early close. It’s not surprising that Beethoven composed 18 of his 32 Piano Sonatas during the years 1795-1802. Nevertheless, as in the case of the symphony and string quartet, Beethoven continued to compose piano sonatas almost to the end of his life. As such, these works offer a treasured window into Beethoven’s growth and development as an artist. Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13, “Pathétique” (1798)


eethoven dedicated his “Pathétique” Sonata to Prince Karl Lichnowsky. The Prince and his wife, Princess Christiane, were great supporters of Beethoven in Vienna, and dear friends. Beethoven dedicated numerous compositions to them. I. Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio—The Sonata opens with an expansive and dramatic slow-tempo introduction (Grave) whose ascending and descending thematic contours inform the remainder of the work. The introduction segues without pause to the principal Allegro di molto e con brio, and the tempestuous first principal theme. The second theme, while more lyrical, has its own restless nature. The slow-tempo introduction makes an unconventional return at the start of the development, as well as in the final bars, leading to a stormy conclusion. II. Adagio cantabile—The “Pathétique’s” slow-tempo movement opens with one of Beethoven’s most well-known and beloved melodies. The melody returns throughout, alternating with other episodes (A—B—A—C—A) before resolving to a pianissimo resolution. III. Rondo. Allegro—The finale, combining elements of rondo and sonata forms, is based upon an agitated melody, introduced at the outset. In the final bars, a more tranquil version of the melody is swept aside by a fortissimo descending flourish. Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54 (1804)


. In tempo d’un Menuetto—Beethoven designates that the opening movement be played “in the tempo of a Minuet.” And indeed, the initial statement is very much in the character of the elegant, triple meter dance, popular in the 18th century. But soon, Beethoven juxtaposes the Minuet with vigorous sforzando octaves. The tension created by these two components is finally resolved in the pianissimo final bars. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41

MAY 30 | program II. Allegretto; Più Allegro—The finale opens with a bracing sixteenth-note moto perpetuo that dominates throughout. In the final section, Beethoven directs that the fleet music be played even faster (Più Allegro), and the finale sprints to a thrilling close. Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Opus 81a, “Les Adieux” (1810)


eethoven dedicated the Sonata No. 26 to the Archduke Rudolph, the youngest son of Emperor Leopold II. Rudolph, a longtime pupil, friend, and patron of Beethoven, was the dedicatee of many of the composer’s finest works. Archduke Rudolph and his family fled Vienna prior to Napoleon’s 1809 invasion. Beethoven’s “Les Adieux” Sonata tracks the course of Rudolph’s departure and return, and Beethoven’s corresponding emotions. I. Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux). Adagio; Allegro—Beethoven provided the following written description for the Sonata’s first movement: “The Farewell, Vienna, May 4, 1809, on the departure of His Imperial Highness the revered Archduke Rudolph.” The slow-tempo introduction (Adagio) begins with a three-note descending passage, over which Beethoven wrote the word, “Le-be wohl!” (“Farewell!”). The introduction then offers premonitions of the restless opening theme of the main Allegro. The Allegro’s second principal theme is a reflective and elegant descending melody. The traditional development and recapitulation of the principal themes follow. The “Lebewohl” descending motif plays a prominent role in the extended coda, whose generally introspective mood yields to a pair of forte chords. II. Die Abwesenheit (L’Absence). Andante espressivo (In gehender Bewegung, doch mit viel Ausdruck)—In the second movement, Beethoven reflects upon “The Absence” of his beloved friend. Beethoven directs the slow-tempo movement be played “in continuous motion, but with much expression.” The three-note “Lebewohl!” motif is now recast in a dotted-rhythm. This section alternates with a flowing, cantabile episode. The dotted-rhythm motif serves as a bridge to the finale, which follows without pause. III. Das Wiedersehn (Le Retour). Vivacissimamente (Im lebhaftesten Zeitmasse)—Beethoven offered this description of the finale: “The Arrival of His Imperial Highness the revered Archduke Rudolph, January 30, 1810.” The composer directs the music be played “in the liveliest tempo.” A brilliant passage leads to the finale’s principal melody, cast in a skipping 6/8 meter that conveys an almost childlike joy at the return of the Archduke. A more reflective version of the finale’s principal melody (Poco andante) yields to the virtuoso final bars (Tempo I). Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 2, No. 2 (1795)


eethoven dedicated the Piano Sonatas published in 1796 as his Opus 2, Nos. 1-3, to his former teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn. According to an advertisement in the Wiener Zeitung: Since the previous work of the author, the three clavier trios, Opera I (i.e., Opus I), which is now in the hands of the public, has been received with so much approbation, it is probable that the same will be accorded the present work, the more so because in addition to the intrinsic worth of the (composition) one can experience from it not only the force which Herr v. Beethoven possesses as a pianist but also the delicacy with which he knows how to treat the instrument. As the advertisement suggests, the three Opus 2 Piano Sonatas provided a showcase for Beethoven’s unique qualities as a keyboard artist. Also, typical of many of Beethoven’s early 42 | @AtlantaSymphony |



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MAY 30 | program works, the Opus Two Sonatas both acknowledge the Classical era of Haydn and Mozart, and offer glimpses of the revolutionary path the composer would take in just a few years’ time. I. Allegro vivace—The Sonata opens with playful descending statements, mirrored by ascending figures. The second principal theme is a yearning, minor-key melody that gathers intensity. Brilliant passagework resolves to a hushed statement as the exposition draws to a close. The extended development opens with a reprise of the initial theme. After a brief pause, the recapitulation begins with a forte statement of the opening theme. Once again, lightning passagework yields to the pianissimo final measures. II. Largo appassionato—The slow-tempo movement is based upon a noble chorale, accompanied by the tread of repeated staccato notes. The chorale returns throughout the Largo, alternating with other episodes. Toward the close, the chorale is transformed into both a fortissimo outburst, and an ethereal, pianissimo statement. III. Scherzo. Allegretto—The Scherzo (Italian, “joke”) makes its first appearance in a Beethoven Piano Sonata. True to its name, the music is lighthearted and playful, with unexpected twists and turns. The key shifts from A Major to minor for the central Trio, followed by a reprise of the Scherzo. IV. Rondo. Grazioso—An upward flourish launches the principal theme of the Rondo finale. The theme alternates with other episodes, including a stormy, chromatic sequence in A minor. Both the principal Rondo theme and chromatic episode return toward the close, finally resolving to a graceful conclusion. Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110 (1822)


eethoven completed his Sonata No. 31 toward the close of 1821, and the work was published the following year.

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo—Beethoven immediately presents the two principal themes of the opening movement. First is a noble, dotted-rhythm sequence that Beethoven directs be played con amabilità (“amiably”). A beautiful, yearning melody immediately follows. The music is notable throughout for its lyricism and delicate passagework. II. Allegro molto—The brief second movement serves as the scherzo and trio. Cast in 2/4, the brusque principal scherzo features jarring dynamic contrasts. The trio portion features a sequence of flowing eighth notes. A reprise of the scherzo resolves to a Coda that brings the movement to a peaceful close. III. Adagio, ma non troppo; Fuga. Allegro, ma non troppo—The finale, longer than the previous two movements combined, explores an extraordinary variety of moods and musical worlds. The first portion (Adagio, ma non troppo) is in the spirit of an Italian operatic scena, with the pianist assuming the role of the vocalist, performing a recitative and Arioso dolente (i.e., a brief, mournful aria). The pianist then launches a Fugue (Fuga. Allegro, ma non troppo) in flowing 6/8 time. Suddenly, the Arioso returns, culminating in a series of increasingly forceful chords. The Fugue subject (now inverted) reappears, and the finale sprints to a stirring conclusion.

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onathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. In addition to performing a full schedule of concerts, he has spent eleven summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and written extensively about his relationships with the composers with whom he shares a stage. A member of the faculty of his alma mater the Curtis Institute of Music since 2010, Biss led the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by a classical music conservatory, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which has reached more than 150,000 people in 185 countries.

Biss has embarked on a nine-year, nine-disc recording cycle of Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas, and in early 2018 he released the seventh volume, including the Sonatas Op. 2, No. 2; Op. 49, No. 2; Op. 31, No.2 (“Tempest”), and Op. 109. His bestselling eBook, Beethoven’s Shadow, describing the process of recording the Sonatas and published by RosettaBooks in 2011, was the first Kindle Single written by a classical musician. The recording cycle will be complete in 2020, at the same time as the final Coursera lectures on the Sonatas. Biss represents the third generation in a family of professional musicians that includes his grandmother Raya Garbousova, one of the first well-known female cellists (for whom Samuel Barber composed his Cello Concerto), and his parents, violinist Miriam Fried and violist/ violinist Paul Biss. Growing up surrounded by music, Biss began his piano studies at age six, and his first musical collaborations were with his mother and father. He studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher. For more information, please visit

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Concerts of Thursday, May 31, and Saturday, June 2, at 8:00pm, and Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 3:00pm CRISTIAN MÄ‚CELARU, Conductor NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER, violin GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955) Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Opus 11 (1901) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Opus 10 (1925) I. Allegretto; Allegro non troppo II. Allegro III. Lento IV. Allegro molto INTERMISSION PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878) I. Allegro moderato II. Canzonetta. Andante III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo Nikolaj Znaider, violin

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Opus 11 (1901) GEORGE ENESCU was born in Liveni Vîrnav (now First Classical Subscription George Enescu), Romania, on August 19, 1881, Performance: October 22, 1949, and died in Paris, France on May 3/4, 1955. The Henry Sopkin, Conductor. first performance of the Rumanian Rhapsody No. Most Recent Classical Subscription 1 took place at the Salle Gaveau in Paris in on Performances: May 6-8, 1993, February 7, 1908, with the composer conducting. Yoel Levi, Conductor. The Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 is scored for piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, tuba, triangle, side drum, cymbals, and strings.


eorge Enescu remains the most prominent Romanian musician. He was born in the province of Moldavia. However, at an early age, Enescu pursued music studies at the Vienna Conservatory (1888-94). He then traveled to Paris and studied at the National Conservatory (1895-9), where his teachers included the distinguished French composers, Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré. In addition to studies in music theory and composition, Enescu learned to play the violin, and soon established himself as a virtuoso of the first order. He also became a respected conductor. Most of Enescu’s artistic life was centered in Paris, where he was influential as a composer, teacher, and performer. Among his pupils were several eminent violinists, including Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin. Enescu also made several visits to the United States, the earliest in 1923. Despite his busy international schedule, Enescu found time to return to his native country, where he contributed much to Rumanian musical life.

George Enescu was a versatile composer, whose works include chamber pieces, shorter orchestral works, five symphonies, and the lyric tragedy, Oedipe. However, Enescu remains best known for his two Rumanian Rhapsodies, Opus 11. Enescu conducted the premieres of the Rhapsodies at a February 7, 1908 concert, organized by the legendary Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals. The Rhapsody opens with a playful tune—introduced by the winds, and said to be inspired by the song “I have a Coin and I Want a Drink.” A series of charming melodies follows, each demonstrating Enescu’s considerable talents for orchestral color. Eventually, the pace quickens, as the music assumes the character a vigorous folk-dance. The furious activity comes to a brief pause before the Rhapsody finally speeds to a stirring finish. Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Opus 10 (1925) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH was born in St. First Classical Subscription Petersburg, Russia, on September 25, 1906, and Performance: January 15, 1952, died in Moscow, Russia, on August 9, 1975. The Henry Sopkin, Conductor first performance of the Symphony No. 1 took Most Recent Classical Subscription place in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) on May 12, Performances: November 12, 13, and 1926, with Nicolai Malko conducting the Leningrad 14, 2009, Hannu Lintu, Conductor. Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 1 is scored for two piccolos, three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, alto trumpet in F, three trombones, tuba, timpani, orchestra bells, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, tam-tam, piano, and strings. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49

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mitri Shostakovich was eighteen years old when, in July of 1925, he completed his First Symphony. At the time, Shostakovich was studying composition at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory of Music. The First Symphony was Shostakovich’s Conservatory graduation piece. The work received its premiere on May 12, 1926, with Nikolai Malko conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic. After the concert, Nikolai Malko wrote: “I have the feeling that I have learned a new page in the history of music and met a new great composer.” And it was not long before audiences throughout the world became familiar with this brilliant young talent. In November of 1927, Bruno Walter led the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of the Shostakovich First. Leopold Stokowski conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1928 US premiere. The Shostakovich First has remained one of the composer’s most popular Symphonies. It is a remarkably mature and accomplished work that demonstrates a mastery of orchestral sonorities, dramatic contrast, and the creation and manipulation of compelling thematic material. Also evident is the composer’s wry and often biting sense of humor. All of these qualities make the Shostakovich First a worthy and representative introduction to the unique and remarkable achievements of perhaps the 20th century’s greatest symphonist. The First Symphony is in four movements. The opening movement begins with a dialogue for (muted) trumpet and bassoon (Allegretto), foreshadowing much of the entire Symphony’s central thematic material. The rather macabre introduction proceeds in fits and starts, until finally resolving to the principal Allegro non troppo. The brief second-movement scherzo (Allegro) was encored at the work’s premiere. The slow-tempo third movement (Lento) journeys to a series of fearsome orchestral proclamations. A roll of the snare drum heralds the finale (Allegro molto), which follows without pause. In the span of approximately ten minutes, the music explores a remarkable range of emotions, before resolving to the triumphant final bars. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878) PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was born in KamskoVotkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place in Vienna, Austria, on December 4, 1881, with Adolf Brodsky as soloist and Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. In addition to the solo violin, the D-Major Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: January 25, 1948, Robert Harrison, Violin, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: February 18 and 20, 2016, Karen Gomyo, Violin, Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor.


chaikovsky composed his only Violin Concerto during the spring of 1878. The composer dedicated the Concerto to Leopold Auer, the great Hungarian-born violinist, who was living and teaching in St. Petersburg. Auer, however, declined to play the Concerto. Violinist Adolf Brodsky was the soloist for the premiere, which took place in Vienna on December 4, 1881. Hans Richter conducted the Vienna Philharmonic. Tchaikovsky greatly appreciated the courage displayed by Brodsky in premiering a work “before a Viennese audience with a concerto by an unknown composer, and a Russian one to boot.” The extent of Brodsky’s courage becomes even clearer when the circumstances of the

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MAY 31/JUN 2/3 | program premiere are examined. The reaction by the audience and critics was unfavorable, to say the least. The performance inspired the prominent critic, Eduard Hanslick, to write one of the most infamous reviews in music history. For several months after the concert, Tchaikovsky carried with him a copy of the review and, to the end of his days, could recite verbatim Hanslick’s caustic prose: The Russian composer Tchaikovsky is surely not an ordinary talent, but rather an inflated one, with a genius-like obsession without discrimination or taste. Such is also his latest, long and pretentious Violin Concerto. For a while it moves soberly, musically, and not without spirit. But soon vulgarity gains the upper hand, and asserts itself to the end of the first movement. The violin is no longer played; it is pulled, torn, drubbed. The Adagio is again on its best behavior, to pacify and win us. But it soon breaks off to make way for a finale that transfers us to a brutal and wretched jollity of a Russian holiday. We see plainly the savage vulgar faces, we hear curses, we smell vodka. Friedrich Visser once observed, speaking of obscene pictures, that they stink to the eye. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto gives us for the first time the hideous notion that there can be music that stinks to the ear. Still, Brodsky persevered in his advocacy of the Concerto, playing it throughout Europe. In time, the merits of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto became clear. Even Leopold Auer finally performed the work, as did such protégés as Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz. But it was Adolf Brodsky to whom Tchaikovsky dedicated this beloved masterpiece. The Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro moderato) opens with an orchestral introduction, but it is not long before the soloist enters with a brief opening passage, yielding to the flowing, principal theme. The brief and extraordinarily beautiful second movement (Canzonetta. Andante) leads without pause to the Concerto’s whirlwind Finale (Allegro vivacissimo). The writing for the soloist throughout the Finale is brilliant, perhaps nowhere more so than in the thrilling closing pages. CRISTIAN MĂCELARU, Conductor



ewly appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Cristian Măcelaru has established himself as one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world. With every concert, he displays an exciting and highly regarded presence, thoughtful interpretations and energetic conviction on the podium. He launched his inaugural season at Cabrillo in August 2017, with premiere-filled programs of new works and fresh re-orchestrations by an esteemed group of composers. Among the 2017 season’s highlights are seven world premieres, 11 composers-in-residence, a stunning roster of international guest artists and two special tributes – one to commemorate Lou Harrison’s centenary and another honoring John Adams’ 70th birthday. He recently completed his tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra as Conductor-in-Residence, a title he held for three seasons until August 2017. Prior to that, he was Associate Conductor for two seasons and previously Assistant Conductor for one season from September 2011. He made his Philadelphia Orchestra subscription debut in April 2013 and continues a close relationship with the orchestra in leading them on annual subscription programs and other special concerts. 52 | @AtlantaSymphony |



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MAY 31/JUN 2/3 | artists The 2017/18 season sees Măcelaru opening the National Symphony Orchestra’s season in Washington D.C. and returning to the Philadelphia Orchestra on three subscription programs plus Messiah concerts. He guest-conducts the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, Seattle, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, San Diego and Vancouver. Internationally he leads the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In Summer 2017, Măcelaru made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival and returned to the Grand Teton and Interlochen Festivals. Additionally, he leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in two programs at the Mann Center. NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER, violin



ikolaj Znaider performs at the highest level as both conductor and virtuoso violin soloist with the world’s most distinguished orchestras. He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg since 2010, and was previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Following a triumphant return to the Tanglewood Festival with the Boston Symphony and Juanjo Mena, the 2017/18 season sees Znaider continuing his Mozart recording project with the London Symphony Orchestra with the Second and Third Concertos directed from the violin. He has a particularly strong relationship with the LSO; an orchestra he conducts and performs as soloist with every season. Their recording of Mozart’s Violin Concertos 4 and 5 will be released on the LSO Live label in March 2018. Working at the highest level as both as conductor and as soloist, Znaider appears regularly with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony. He is passionate about supporting the next generation of musical talent and spent ten years as Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Nordic Music Academy summer school, and is now President of the Nielsen Competition, which takes place every three years in Odense, Denmark. Nikolaj Znaider plays the “Kreisler” Guarnerius “del Gesu” 1741 on extended loan to him by The Royal Danish Theater through the generosity of the VELUX Foundations, the Villum Fonden and the Knud Højgaard Foundation.

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Concerts of Thursday, June 7, and Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 8:00pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor INON BARNATAN, piano CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1894) ALAN FLETCHER (b. 1956) Piano Concerto (2017) I. Song in a Time of War II. Song Without Words III. Quodlibet Inon Barnatan, piano

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1894) CLAUDE DEBUSSY was born in St. Germain-enFirst Classical Subscription Laye, France, on August 22, 1862, and died in Performance: Henry Sopkin, Paris, France, on March 25, 1918. The first perforConductor, March 10, 1953. mance of Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” took Most Recent Classical Subscription place in Paris at the Salle d’Harcourt on December Performances: October 8, 10, and 11, 22, 1894, with Gustave Doret conducting the 2015, Donald Runnicles, Conductor. Société Nationale de Musique. Prélude à “L’aprèsmidi d’un faune” is scored for three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, crotales (antique cymbals), harp, and strings.


laude Debussy’s most famous orchestral work was inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem, the genesis of which dates as far back as 1865. L’après-midi d’un faune relates the tale of a faun’s erotic (and unrequited) fascination with a pair of nymphs. Debussy described his Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” as “a very free interpretation of Mallarmé’s poem. It has no pretensions of presenting a synthesis of the poem. It is rather a series of scenes against which the desires and dreams of the Faun are seen to stir in the afternoon heat.” In an October 10, 1896 letter to music critic Henry Gauthier-Villars, Debussy observed: More precisely, the work conveys the general impression of the poem…it follows the ascendant movement of the poem and illustrates the scene marvelously described in the text. The close is a prolongation of the last line: “Couple adieu! Je vais voir l’ombre que tu deviens.” (“Farewell, couple! I go to see the shadow that you become.”) Piano Concerto (2017)

These are the First Classical ALAN FLETCHER was born in Riverside, New Jersey, on Subscription Performances. November 19, 1956. The first performance of the Piano Concerto took place at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado, on July 30, 2017, with Inon Barnatan, piano, and Robert Spano, conductor. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto is scored for piccolo, three flutes, three oboes, English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, marimba, vibraphone, chimes, glockenspiel, snare drum, tam-tam, triangle, suspended cymbal, two harps, and strings.


hen I started on the thrilling assignment of writing a piano concerto for the supremely gifted Inon Barnatan, to be given first performances by a trio of great orchestras – the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony – I knew the music should be on a large, dramatic scale. After a period of abstract thinking, the conception of the whole came as if all at once. While writing a piano concerto, Ravel was asked how it was going, and he replied that the composition was complete, but “I just have to find the melodies.” Now I know exactly what he meant: from one morning to the next, the narrative arc of the whole piece, its structure, size, and shape, were all clear. It was just a matter of finding some thousands of pitches and rhythms. The piece is about singing. The piano and orchestra are sometimes opposed and sometimes | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 57

JUN 7/9 | program united, but they are always singing to each other. Further, the sequence of songs has a story to tell, and the three movements are intricately tied together, even though they come separately. The first movement comprises half the work and is titled “Song in a Time of War.” The song here is an old German chorale tune called “St. Anne.” Bach used this tune as the basis for his prodigious Prelude and Fugue in E flat. English speakers know it as the tune for Isaac Watts’s great paraphrase of Psalm 90, “O God, our help in ages past.” His text continues, “Our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: Time, like an ever-rolling stream, soon bears us all away; we fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.” The music has a restless, searching character at first, with martial and clarion elements leading to the introduction of the chorale. The piano and orchestra are clearly in opposition, with the orchestra displaying raw power, until the chorale brings a different, shared relationship between piano and orchestra. A passionate cadenza for the piano appears to be the climax, but it turns out actually to be in the middle of things, and the return of the opening music leads to a tremendous, chaotic outburst. It’s very loud and troubling. The final statements of the chorale do not manage to balance things; in fact, the chorale takes on a snarling, menacing character. The second movement is titled “Song Without Words.” Here I am imagining an actual poem, and the piano part could technically be used as a melody to set the text, which is the second stanza of Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality.” The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where’er I go, That there hath pass’d away a glory from the earth. The final movement is titled “Quodlibet.” Literally meaning “what might please,” a quodlibet is an ancient musical form in which several songs or parts of songs are combined. The primary song here is Louis Armstrong’s composition, “Someday you’ll be sorry.” A solo trumpet sings this song while the piano, a clarinet, and vibraphone murmur along with it. After two variations, with some brilliance for the soloist, two more songs are introduced: Rodgers and Hart’s standard, “My Romance,” and an African-American spiritual, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.” There’s a theoretical reason for these choices, in the interval patterns of the tunes, but, more importantly, there’s an emotional meaning. When Louis Armstrong sang his composition, though the words are sad – “The way you treated me was wrong” – the effect is infinitely tender and even consoling. He’s singing to himself, to make himself feel better. “My romance doesn’t have to have a moon in the sky…My romance doesn’t need a thing but you” brings more tenderness, and the spiritual –“If you get there before I do, don’t forget to tell my friends I’m coming, too” – also looks forward. But here, the restlessness of the first movement returns, crowned with one more statement of Armstrong’s song. Whether our human imperative to make art in the face of harsh reality leads to redemption, or consolation, or resolve, or just a moment of respite, will be up to the listener. —Alan Fletcher 58 | @AtlantaSymphony |


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Performance: November 23, 1949, NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV was born in Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Tikhvin, Russia, on March 18, 1844, and died in Lyubensk, Russia, on June 21, 1908. The first Most Recent Classical Subscription performance of Scheherazade took place in Performances: May 28 and 30, 2105, St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 3, 1888, Robert Spano, Conductor. with the composer conducting. Scheherazade is Recording: Robert Spano, Conductor, scored for two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, Telarc CD: 80568 English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbals, snare drum, triangle, tambourine, tam-tam, harp, and strings.


he fantastic collection of tales known as The Arabian Nights, or A Thousand and One Nights, has captivated readers for centuries. The ancient stories, mostly of Arabic, Indian, or Persian origin, were first presented to European readers in an early 18th-century French translation by Antoine Galland. In the late 19th century, British explorer Sir Richard Burton created a popular English-language version. To this day, such tales as “The History of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp,” “The History of Sinbad the Sailor,” and “The History of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” continue to weave their magical spell. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov created his Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite after “A Thousand and One Nights,” in the summer of 1888. During that same period, RimskyKorsakov also completed his brilliant Russian Easter Overture, Opus 36. Rimsky-Korsakov was a master of the art of instrumentation. His Principles of Orchestration (1896-1908) remains one of the most important texts on that subject. In speaking of Scheherazade, as well as his Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34 (1887) and Russian Easter Overture, Opus 36 (1888), the composer proudly acknowledged, “my orchestration had achieved a considerable degree of virtuosity and bright sonority.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant deployment of orchestral forces—coupled with his unerring sense of dramatic contrast and impressive melodic gifts—have assured continued affection for Scheherazade by musicians and audiences alike. As a preface to his score, Rimsky-Korsakov provided the following program for Scheherazade: The Sultan Schahriar, convinced of the perfidy and faithlessness of women, vowed to execute each of his wives after the first night. But the Sultana Scheherazade (annotator’s note: portrayed throughout by the solo violin) saved her own life by interesting him in the tales she told him through 1001 nights. Impelled by curiosity, the Sultan continually put off her execution, and at last entirely abandoned his sanguinary resolve. Many marvels did Scheherazade relate to him, citing the verses of poets and the words of songs, weaving tale into tale and story into story. I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship II. The Story of the Kalendar Prince III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess IV. The Festival of Baghdad—The Sea—The Ship Goes to Pieces Against a Rock Surmounted by a Bronze Warrior 60 | @AtlantaSymphony |



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he 2016-17 season saw American-Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan complete his third and final year as the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-in-Association, and give debut performances with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester (under Alan Gilbert), Chicago Symphony (Jesús López-Cobos), Baltimore Symphony (Vasily Petrenko), Seattle Symphony (Ludovic Morlot), and BBC Symphony Orchestra (with Kazushi Ono) at the BBC Proms.

Highlights of the 2017-18 season include debuts with the London Philharmonic and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras, and returns to the Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Inon will also return to the London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall for recitals, embark on a major tour of South East Asia, and continue his longstanding duo collaboration with cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He is a recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, and currently resides in New York.

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Call ahead to purchase: 678-466-4200 or purchase at the box office on May 26 & 27 | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 63

ASO | support


he Orchestra donor list includes annual fund donations made June 1, 2016 - April 3, 2018. 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 George M. Brown Trust Fund 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

Mr. & Mrs. Brad Currey, Jr. 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 404.733.5060.


A Friend of the Symphony Alston & Bird Paul & Linea Bert The John W. & Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Merrell Calhoun CBH International, Inc. City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Betty Sands Fuller Fulton County Board of Commissioners Jason & Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group 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 Adair & Dick White Mrs. Sue S. Williams


Neale M. Bearden** Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Wright & Alison Caughman William M. Graves D. Kirk & Kimberlee Jamieson Donna Lee & Howard Ehni 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 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

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 Martha M. Pentecost Patty & Doug Reid Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Charlie & Donna Sharbaugh Ross and Sally Singletary 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 Bell Family Foundation The Breman Foundation, Inc. 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. Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio, MD The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Hertz Family Foundation Roya & Bahman Irvani JBS Foundation 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 John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Walter W. Mitchell The Monasse Family Foundation Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley 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* Alison & Joe Thompson Ticketmaster The Trapp Family 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 65

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.

2017-18 committee

Belinda Massafra Chair Kristi Allpere Chair Elect and Vice Chair, Programs 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* 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 Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Patricia & William Buss Ruth & Mark Coan Family William & Patricia Cook Thomas G. Cousins Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Peter & Vivian de Kok Ms. Arlene DeMita Ms. Diane Durgin Ellen & Howard Feinsand

Cindy Jeness June Scott Vice Chair, Communications Communications & Committee Newsletter Editor Milt Shlapak Member-at-Large Bill & Pat Buss Programs Committee Sally Parsonson Communications Deedee Hamburger Programs Committee Committee Judy Hellriegel Annual Fund Committee

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

Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn John & Michelle Fuller Mary & Charles Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sally W. Hawkins Azira G. Hill Tad & Janin Hutcheson Baxter Jones & Jiong Yan Cecile M. Jones Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mr. Kurt P. Kuehn & Ms. Cheryl Davis Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Harbour Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Harrison Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier/The Sartain Lanier Family Isabel Lamy Lee Loews Atlanta Hotel Peg & Jim Lowman Mary Ruth McDonald* Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. Bert Mobley Morgens West Foundation North Highland Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Franca G. Oreffice Overture Lindbergh Margaret H. Petersen Jack & Susanne Pinkerton Mr. Leonard B. Reed* Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves

John & Martha Head The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. James & Bridget Horgan Ms. & Ms. Tara King-Hughes Mr & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Lillian Balentine Law Mr. Ralph Levy Joanne Lincoln William & Deborah Liss* Ms. Erin M. Marshall Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Susan Perdew Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman, III Tom & Mary Quigley S. A. Robinson Suzanne Shull Lou & Dick Stormont Edward & Jean L. Stroetz Stephen & Sonia Swartz Elliott & Elaine Tapp George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Dale L. Thompson Burton Trimble Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. Tomohiro Yamashita*

Ms. Vicki J. Ridel Mr. Joseph A. Roseborough & Ms. Teresa Wynn Roseborough John T. Ruff 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* Mr. Richard Dowdeswell Jere & Patsy Drummond Betty W. Dykes Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Githens

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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 Ms. Susan AscheuerFunke Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Lisa & Joe Bankoff Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Susan R. Bell & Patrick M. Morris 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 Carol Brantley & David Webster 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 Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Ms. Jonathan Cramer Susan & Ed Croft

Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Bertha Davis Lawrence & Sally Davis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Defoe* Mr. Philip A. Delanty Mary & Mahlon Delong Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Gregory S. Durden Mr. & Mrs. James Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Dieter Elsner Robert S. Elster Foundation George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Mr. & Mrs. William M. Evans , Jr. Raj & Jyoti Gandhi Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. M. Garland Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. M. Garland Drs. John & Gloria Gaston Mary D. Gellerstedt Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Sally & Walter George Caroline M. Gilham Marty & John Gillin 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 John & Martha Head Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Mr. William B. Hendrix Kenneth R. Hey Sarah & Harvey Hill* Dr. Walter J. Hill Mia & Ronald Hilley John & Laurie Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. James Horgan* Mrs. Sally Horntvedt

Tatty & Harry Howard John E. & Hollis H. Hudak Dr. & Mrs. Roger J. Hudgins 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 Margie Painter Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Ms. Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Mary Kay & Gene Poland* Ms. Kathy Powell Mr. J. A. Reiman & Ms. Cynthia Good Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Peach State Truck Centers 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 Helga Hazelrig Siegel Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Diana Silverman Anne Marie Gary Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Mr. K. Douglas Smith Mr. & Mrs. Morton S. Smith Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Kay & Alex Summers Mrs. Sheila Tschinkel Vogel Family Foundation 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** Camille W. Yow Herbert & Grace Zwerner

*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 67

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 Inspired Dining, complimentary tickets to an ASYO performance, & invitations to travel with the Symphony. A Friend of the Symphony (2) Mr. & Mrs. Morton M Celler* Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Compans Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Matt & Kate Cook Mr. Lorenzo Crosby Mr. & Mrs. Oliver W. Dallas Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. Jeffrey M. Daniel & Mr. Michael M. Arens Mr. & Mrs. Reed Deupree Ms. Elaine A. Dittmar Dr. & Mrs. Norman L. Elliott Mr. Benjamin Erlitz Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Rosi Fiedotin David L. Forbes Charitable Fund Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Dr. & Mrs. John C. Garrett Goldsmith Family Foundation Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Hugh Goodwin in memory of Barbara Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Gorvy Mr. Charles E. Griffin

Rand & Seth Hagen Ms. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Mr. & Mrs. Marc S. Heilweil Mrs. Eleanor S. Hendrix Mr. & Mrs. Clark Howell Ann Pegram Howington Richard & Linda Hubert Alex & Jenny Isakov Mr. & Mrs. Phil S. Jacobs JDDA Mr. Robert Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David T. Jones Ann Rollins & James Jose Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kahn The Philip I. Kent Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jason M. Kroh Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Mr. & Mrs. John L. Latham Mr. Clifford Leonard Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Dr. Jonathan Lewin Dr. Carlos E. Lopez Ms. Kimberli Mansfield Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy

Miss Joey A. McCraw 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 Ms. Alyse Lucas Corcoran & Mr. John Long Morrison John & Agnes Nelson The Parham Fund Mr. Mark A. Parison & Mr. Robert D. Woodman Mr. & Mrs. Elton Potts Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves Ms. Ronda P. Respess Ms. Paige Riley Barbara & Bill Robinson Carolyn L. Robison Ms. Barbara J. Roden & Mr. David C. Sowell Dan & Carolyn Roper

Mr. Brent Runnels & Ms. Frances H. Levine Mr. & Mrs. David Scoular Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. Christopher Shorter Mr. Frank Ski & Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Anne-Marie Sparrow Mr. & Mrs. Austin Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Claire Sterk & Mr. Kirk Elifson Mr. Richard Strader Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Sullivan Dr. Russell B. Tippins & Mr. Randy New Annie-York Trujillo & Raul Trujillo Ms. Melody Tung Jerel & Deborah Verner Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Mr. Bill Wilson Mrs. Lynne M. Winship Mrs. & Mr. Sherrilyn Wright Robert & Deborah Worley Dr. & Mrs. William Yang

friends Friends of the Symphony make philanthropic contributions of $50-$999 to the Annual Fund and receive membership benefits, including a complimentary CD, discounts at the Symphony Store, invitations to Open Rehearsals, and at the $200 level, listing in the Encore program book bi-annually.


A Friend of the Symphony (7) Mr. Phillip Aldrich Ms. Tanika Antonio Nadja Aquino Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Atlanta Opera Ms. Nancy L. Ayres Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banker Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Mr. Ernest W. Beals Dorothy Toth Beasley Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Ms. Natalia Beinenson Mr. & Mrs. William H. Benton Ms. Page L. Bishop Suzanne & Rob Boas*

William Bower Mr. Thomas Brotski Mr. Kingsley Buhl Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester David H. Cofrin Mr. Zachary Cogdill & Mr. Cole Ferguson Mr. Jerold Cohen Mr. Ashley B. Cole Mr. Nicolas Collins Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holmes Henry & Claudia Colvin D. D. Conrad Mr. & Mrs. David Corts, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Costello

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Crews Mr. Andrew Crews Mr. Jimmy W. Crowe Dr. Marian E. Dabney Mr. Thomas Dasher Dr. & Mrs. Monte V. Davis Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Mr. Alex Day & Mrs. Ivy Shou Jeanne de Boer Marianne S. & Robert* DeHaan Ms. Erin Donnelly Mr. Geoff Dorflinger Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Mr. Bryan Eberle Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Edgar Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin

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Dr. & Mrs Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass Dr. Mary M. Finn Cecilia C Fraschillo Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Sarah Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Matt Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier Dr. Annie J. Gavin Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Michael Gillen Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole John E. Graham William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene

Mrs. Helen C. Griffith Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Jee-Young Ham Ms. Katie Hanes Ms. Deidra Harrell Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Mrs. Elice D. Haverty Tammy Hawk Mr. James W. Hays Ms. Susan V. Herrin Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Ms. Kimberly G. Hielsberg In memory of Catherine E Hoffmann Mr. & Mrs. Duane L. Hoover Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Hunter The Implementation Group, Inc. Marguerite Ingram Kathleen Irwin & Richard Steketee Mr. Robert L. Jeffrey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Jenkins, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones Mr. David H. Jones Ms. Karen Jones Dr. Teresa M. Joyce Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer* Mr. Graham Kerr Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. Dan King & Ms. Kiern Poquette King Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan Mr. & Ms. Daniel Klausner Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr. Sandy Linver & Bud Kornman Mr. Billy Kravtin Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Dr. & Mrs. William C. Land, Jr. Ms. Katherine Larder Daniel & Terri Laufer Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy & Valerie Haughton Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Leigh Mr. Gerard Leonard Salli LeVan Doreen Lewis Allan & Vaneesa Little Barbara M. Long Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lublin 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 Norma & Doug McNeill Mrs. Sally Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Mr. Paul Murphy & Ms. Christina Smith David & Teresa Murray Carl & Heidi Nitchie Nixon Heritage Fund Mr. Winton Noah Mr. & Mrs. Vincent M. Oddo Julie & Chip Oudin Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Mr. Robert E. Peterson Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer Mr. & Mrs. H. Sadler Poe Barbara & Marty Pollock The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Ms. Sherrill Pritchett James E. & Sharon V. Radford Jan & Stephen Ratterree Margaret & Bob Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Riffey , Jr. Mr. Jeff Roffman Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Dr. & Mrs. Stanley E. Rye 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. Khonie Shlevich Alan & Marion Shoenig Ms. Denise V. Simons Mr. & Mrs. Rich Singiser Jody G. & Henry C. Smith Dr. Rodrick Stevenson Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Strom Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Surber Mr. William C. Taylor Mr. & Ms. Claude Terry Mr. Michael A. Thomas Dede & Bob Thompson

Willard & Wanda Timm Mr. & Ms. Michael Tiscione Roger & Brenda Torri Travelers Community Connections Ms. Linda Tzoref Jeremy S. Uchitel Mr. Warren van Nus Mr. & Mrs. David J. Vanderbroek Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso J. Varner Amy & Robert Vassey Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Mrs. Joyce Vroon Mr. Kenn Wagner Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. William D. Walker Richard & Adele Ward Thomas R. Webb Mrs. Patricia Webber Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Webster Mr. Russell Wheeler Elliott & Susan Winton Ms. Karon Williams Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Wray


A Friend of the Symphony (2) Ms. Lattina Adams Nancy J. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adamson Herbert & Jillian Adcock Dr. & Mrs. Joel M. Adler, D.D.S. Ms. Anastasia Agapova Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Allison Mr. & Mrs. William F. Amideo Mr. & Mrs. Amis Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Mr. Thomas A. Anderskow Mr. & Mrs. Walker Anderson Dr. Dwight D. Andrews & Dr. Desiree S. Pedescleaux Mr. Brice Andrus & Ms. Susan Welty Mr. Christopher Andserson Dr. & Mrs. Mike Armand Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Richard Armstrong Betsy & David Baker Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo M. Balboni Joanne Balen Brian & Roberta Barber Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Mr. Cesar Barria Mr. & Mrs. C. Keith Barringer Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Everette Bass Dr. & Ms. Bruce Beeber Ms. Lauren A. Benevich

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Benton Mr. William Benton Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mrs. Lee Birdsong Ms. Kristin A. Birkness Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Blase 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 Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer Mrs. Joy Borra Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr., Family Foundation Mr. Robert Boulet Mr. Joel M. Bowman & Ms. Pat Michaelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Ms. Sarah K. Boyd & Mr. Jeff Chester Mr. William Boyd 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 Ms. Kathy M. Brister Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks James Bross Mr. Michael Brown Ms. Janine Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Brown Mr. & Mrs. Max H. Brown Thomas & Lucy Browning Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Bruni Mr. Benjamin Q. Brunt & Ms. Catherine Meredith Alan Bryant - In Honor of Marie Bryant Mr. Charles Budd & Dr. Charlene Budd Ms. Carol F. Burgess Ms. Deborah G. Burke Mr. Michael P. Burns Gladys & Robert Butler Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Mrs. Kelly E. Campobasso Mr. Harry Cardwell Ms. Anne R. Carley Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Carole & George Carreker Dr. Marva Carter Nathaniel & Ingrid Chafee Rodman & Betsy Chamberlain Frank & Mary Chew | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 69

Ms. Amy Christenson Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Mr. Robert Clark Peggy & Tony Clarke Ms. Melodie H. Clayton Mr. Michael J. Clifford & Ms. Sandra L. Murray Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cobb Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cochran, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cohen Liz & Charlie Cohn* Malcolm & Ann Cole Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cole Mr. David Collins Melanie Collins Mr. & Mrs. Russell Compton Mr. Charles Cook Mr. & Mrs. Randy Cook Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cooke Ms. Kim Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Max Cooper Barbara Copeland & Bill Robertson Dr. & Mrs. Bryan C. Crafts Mr. & Ms. Brian Crane Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Miss Cyde D. Creagh Ms. Laurie Cronin Billy & Kay Crouch, K&J Title Works Gray & Marge Crouse Claire & Alex Crumbley Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila* Mr. Mark Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. Charles De Coquet & Ms. Maria de la Guardia Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Mrs. Agnes D. DeBra Mr. Perry & Mrs. Maureen Deweese Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien 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

Martha & Mark Fair Ms. Mary A. Fair Ms. Lisa Fey & Mr. Craig Land Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fluehr Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Marla Franks Dr. Marla J. Franks & Rev. Susan Zoller Judy Franz 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. William J. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. Matt Gaudet Mr. Herbert Gelbwachs Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Edward & Virginia Gignoux Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Dr. Ulric Gilkes & Dr. Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes David M. Gittelman Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Glickman Pam & Robert Glustrom David J. Goldsmith Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Dr. Richard B. Goodjoin & Mr. Kelvin Davis Mr. & Mrs. Roy L. Gordon Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb Mr. Kenneth L. Gould Mr. & Mrs. James N. Grace Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Greenbaum Ben & Lynda Greer Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann Dr. & Mrs. Hans C. Gyllstrom Dr. John & Victoria Haberlen Mrs. Sherry Habif Ms. Wendy Hackett Mr. Samuel C. Hagan Mr. Jason J. Hakerem Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Mr. Alan H. Halpern Betty L. Hammack & Charles Meredith M.D. Ms. Anne Hammond Mrs. Betty Hampton Mr. & Mrs. Donald Handell Jim Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Kent Harrington Helen & Edward M. Hatch 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 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Hertlein Mr. & Mrs. Morris M. Herzberg, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Dr. & Mrs William J. Hinson James E. Honkisz* Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Ms. Douglas Horton Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. & Ms. Kyle Howell Ms. Susan Hoy & Mr. Michael Tsurutis Mr. Harold Hudson Celia Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Tim W. Hughes Ms. Katherine Hutchings Mr. Christopher Ibikunle Mr. & Ms. Philip J. Ihrig Mr. & Mrs. Mac Irvin Chris & Beth Irwin Mr. & Mrs. Bailey Izard Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Mrs. Vivian L. Jarman Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Ms. Vanessa Jimison Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas Johnson Ms. Melissa Johnson Mr. Melvin Johnson Weyman T. Johnson, Jr. & Allison Forkner Mr. & Mrs. Lynn H. Johnston Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mr. W. Seaborn Jones Mr. Daniel Joy Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Juliano Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Jurado Ms. Anita Kamenz Richard Kaplan & Sharon Neulinger Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Sidney I. Katz Ms. Angelika Kausche Dr. Barbara Kay & Mr. Jordan Barkin Mr. & Ms. Sam K. Kaywood, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Dexter Kearny Margaret Kelso Graham Kerr Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Ann T. Kimsey

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Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Kish Mr. & Mrs. Ryland W. Koets Mr. Charles Koppel Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Krause Mr. J. Mark Kuehnert & Mr. Kevin Foltz Mr. Peter B. LaHatte Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Mr. Robert Lamy 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 Mr. Robert E. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. Richard Lightcap, III Ms. Mary C. Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lipman Barbara Lipp Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Sheri & Rick Long Mr. David Lopata Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Mr. John Lowry Shengkai Lu Mr. William C. Luebben Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Lusby III Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Ms. Ellen B. 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. Scott E. Marynak Mr. John G. Massengale & Ms. Janet D. Gerard Mr. Gerald May Ms. Heather McAdams & Mr. Joseph Brian Hildreth Kevin & Sara McClain Dr. & Mrs. William M. McClatchey

Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie III Sally & Allen McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. John McGee Mr. Douglas M. McIntosh & Mr. Thomas Murphy Mr. & Mrs. John McKibben Ms. JoAnn McLean Mr. Jace McMahon Mr. & Mrs. A. C. McQuaide, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. David Meriwether Jr Elsa Ann Gaines & Joe Meyer David & Kara Miller Ms. Gin Miller Jeffrey & Esta Mitchell Molavi Law PC Mr & Mrs Robert Montague Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Ms. Florence L. Moran Brenda Morawa & Gina L. Franklin Mr. William Morgan & D. D. Petters Ms. Cynthia A. Morris 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. James Neilson David Neises Ms. Chris Niblett Ms. Susan C. Nussrallah Godfrey & Mary Ann Oakley Ms. Karla P. Olterman Ms. Kelly Organ Mr. Richard Ormand Mr. John C. Owens Dr. & Mrs. Roger Pajari Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Palmer Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Debra Paradice Dr. Richard D. Parry Mr. Thomas Patton & Dr. Jenelle E. Foote Ms. Grace Paul Timothy J & Meg Z Peaden Charitable Fund Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pennington Teresa Perdue Mr. & Ms. John G. Perry Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Mr. John Petrou Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo Mr. Andrew Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Phillips Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pitts

Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer Michael Podkulski Ms. Kaitlyn Poindexter Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Pormen Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey M. Posner Mr. Timothy Potts 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. Paula Reith Ms. Kristin S. Rinne Ms. Brenna Rizzardi Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Mr. E. G. Robinson Virginia Robinson* Stephanie Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Karen Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Rollins Mr. Harold Rootes Mrs. Babette Rothschild Ms. Jane Royall & Mr. John Lantz Mr. Paul Ryan Mr. & Ms. Charles Sampson Mr. William Sandidge & Ms. Nancy Koughan Mr. Jay & Dr. Anne Saravo Dr. & Mrs. David Satcher Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Sharon & David Schachter Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser John Schilling Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Schwager 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. & Mrs. Frederick M. Server Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Setzer Mr. Marcus Shannon Ms. Chelsea Sharpe Dr. La Tanya & Mr. Earl R. Sharpe Ms. Fawn M. Shelton Ms. Mary Sherman* Weonhee Shin Dr. Steven L. Shore Mr. & Mrs. G. P. Shoultz III Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Alida & Stuart Silverman

Mr. Roger Simon & Ms. Mary Monsees Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Mr. Patrick Skaggs Mr. C Todd Skitch & Mr. Timothy Carver Dr. Annie Rene Slaughter Bill & Susan Small Colonel Frederic H. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Bronson Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Ms. Sydney Smith Mr. & Mrs. William J. Smith Ms. Martha Solano Mr. Andrew Sovich John E. Sowers Dr. Herb & Cantor Jill Spasser Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed 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 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Stevens Esther & Jim Stokes Bruce & Vicki Strahan Mr. Richard Strasburger Joan & Cole Stratton* Anna Straughn Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss 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 Mr. Tarek A. Takieddini Ms. Caroline Tanner Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Ms. Elaine M. Tarkenton Jeanne & Josh Taylor Robert J. Taylor IV Mr. & Mrs. David Teske Mr. John Teuscher Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Thompson Ms. Allyson Till C. Barry & Louisa Titus Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Mr. Ronald M. Turbayne & Ms. Charlotte S. Lee Dr. Brenda G. Turner Linda Baldree Uhler Orthopedic & Fracture Center

Andrea Vandervort Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Ms. Susana Velez Ms. Emasue Vereen Mr. Earl Verigan Mrs. & Mr. Linda P. Vinal Frank Vinicor, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Keith Volkmann Fritz & Norma Von Ammon Linda A Walker Mr. James C. Wall Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick C. Wallace Mr. William Walsh Mrs. Ann K. Walter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Walthour Mr. & Ms. Joseph Ward Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Lacee Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Watson Ms. Barbara Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Whitaker Ms. Gayle C. White & Ms. Margaret W. Evans Mr. James E. Whittington Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wiegand Mr. & Mrs. Ormond Wilkie Mr. & Mrs. Glen Wilkins Ms. Anne E. Williams Mrs. Katherine W. Williams Dr. & Mrs. McDonald Williams Betty Williford Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Dr. Louis Fair, Jr. Mrs. Lisa H. Wilson Mr. Jack Winchester Ms. Judith Windsor Mr. Joel Wine & Ms. Felice H. Seligmann William & Ina Wise Ms. Valerie Witt Mrs. Leah Wolf & Ms. Yaarit Silverstone Ms. Bettye Sue Wright Bright & Robert U. Wright Mrs. Margaret P. Wyatt Mike & Marguerite York Mr. Gie Yu Dale & Ellen Zeigler Hongqiao Zhang Dr. & Mrs. Seth Zimmer | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

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 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

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The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street A Musical Thriller

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June 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 2018 Cobb Energy Centre

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& talent development program donors

The following represents gifts to the Azira G. Hill Scholarship Fund, TDP Endowment, Talent Development Fund for operations, and funding for education programs between June 1, 2016 and March 6, 2018. $500+ Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mr. Geoff Dorflinger Mr. William C. Eisenhauer Dr. Annie J. Gavin Mary C. Gramling # Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio Malinda C. Logan John & Linda Matthews $100,000+ Victoria & Howard Palefsky George M. Brown Trust Fund Susan Perdew The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Mr. Robert Edward Peterson Foundation Margaret & Bob Reiser Amy W. Norman Charitable Slumgullion Charitable Fund Foundation Ms. Fawn M. Shelton AT&T The Society, Inc. Wells Fargo Edward & Jean Stroetz $25,000+ Mr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. A Friend of the Atlanta $250+ Symphony Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Publix Super Markets Jr. Charities Dr. Dwight D. Andrews & Kaiser Permanente Dr. Desiree S. Pedescleaux Turner Lisa & Joe Bankoff WestRock Company Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman

EDUCATION & TDP DONORS The following represents gifts to the Azira G. Hill Scholarship Fund, TDP Endowment, operations support of the Talent Development Program, & funding for education programs as of June 1, 2016.

$10,000+ A Friend of the Symphony The Arnold Foundation, Inc. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation Estate of Neale M. Bearden DS Services Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power Company The Monasse Family Foundation $5,000+ The Azalea City Chapter of The Links, Inc. Cobb EMC Community Foundation $1,000+ May P. & Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust Nancy Cooke Cari K. Dawson & John M. Sparrow David Forbes John & Gloria Gaston Azira G. Hill *# Dr. Walter J. Hill * Ruth Hough Ralph & Eileen Levy John & Marilyn McMullan Sally & Peter Parsonson Suzanne Shull Sally Stephens Raul & Annie-York Trujillo Kathy N. Waller Westmoreland

Dr. Shirley Ann Duhart-Green & 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 Wayne & Mary James Camara Jones & Herbert Singleton Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas Johnson Jaclyn Kottman † Mrs. Kathy A. Lamar Reverend & Mrs. Willie L. Langley Ms. Elizabeth Lester Bob & Sandra London Dr. Rubye D. McClendon Raymond & Penny McPhee Charles & Marcy McTier Drs. Price & Jacqueline Michael Ms. Molly Minnear Ms. Lucile W. Neely Galen & Lynn Oelkers Rita & Herschel Bloom Kevin & Crystal Oliver Charles Bjorklund & Ms. Ellen Pannell Stedman Mays Mrs. Karen E. Webster Parks Connie & Merrell Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Dr. Zelma A. Payne Toni S. Paz Reade & Katie Fahs John & Monica Pearson Dr. Annie J. Gavin Mr. Stuart A. Peebles * Mrs. Mary C. Gramiling Lavanya Ramanujan Maurice Harris Ms. Josephine Reed-Taylor Walter Hill Ms. Felicia Rives Mrs. Patsy J. Hilliard Ms. Shirley Y. Simmons Aaron & Joyce Johnson Milton & Beverly Shlapak Tiffany I. M. Jones E. Ginger Sullivan Joanne Lincoln Italo Tancredi & Shengkai & Li Fu Lu Mrs. Maria Vera-Tancredi Charles & Mary Moore Sandy Teepen Joyce & Henry Schwob Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Ms. Chelsea Sharpe Mrs. William J. Thompson Earl & La Tanya Sharpe Burton Trimble Ms. Allyson Till Mrs. Patricia Wallace Dr. Brenda G. Turner Susan & Thomas Wardell Kathy N. Waller Dr. & Mrs. McDonald Williams Mr. Mack Wilbourne Ms. Barbara Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Ms. Donna Williams $100+ Sue Williams Renee Alli Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Mr. William W. Allison Dr. Louis Fair, Jr. Ms. Elaine B. Battles † Cliff Wilson Jack & Helga Beam Alfred & Lucy Wright, In Ms. Bonnie L. Beard Honor of Mr. Bryan Wright Johnnie Booker $1 – 99 Mr. Eric Brown * Ms. Connie Gean Alfred Ms. Elaine Call M Blair Dr. Marva Carter The Community Foundation Brown & Moore Financial Services, LLC for Greater Atlanta Ms. Eola A. Buchanan Ralph & Rita Connell Karen & Rod Bunn Samuel & Sylvia Cook Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Mr. W. Imara Canady

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Thomas & Brenda Cole 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 Patsy & Billie Hilliard Douglas & Linda Holly Andrew & Heather Hopper Bradley & Teresa Hoyt † Anthony & Dawn Itzie Mary & Wayne James Patricia & Melvin Jeter Ms. Gail B. Jones † Tiffany Jones Elizabeth Kramer Michael & Carole Lacour Ms. Kate A. Lee Andrew & Xochitl Leeper Ms. Ellen C. Logan Ms. Janie Mardis Mr. Hinton Martin, Jr. Ms. Gabrielle Mason Mrs. Sonja R. Mason Kevin & Alfreda Mayes Timothy McIntyre Mrs. Lois A. Miller Dr. & 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 Ms. Jacqueline T. Robinson Ron & Teri Rueve Sigma Alpha Iota Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Hamilton & Mason Smith Edward & Beth Sugarman Mr. Daniel Tancredi Mr. Stanford Thompson Jan Verrinder K.L. Westcott Samantha P. Williams Mrs. Sue S. Williams Ethel Wynn * Gifts made in memory of Mrs. Beatrice Hill #G ifts 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

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 75


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 Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Christopher McLaughlin Manager of Artistic Administration Ken Meltzer Insider & Program Annotator Scott O’Toole Artist Liaison Bob Scarr Archives Program Manager DEVELOPMENT Grace Sipusic Vice President of Development Nancy Field Grants Manager William Keene Annual Fund Coordinator Gillian Kramer Individual Giving Manager Toni Paz Director of Development 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 & Patron Engagement 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 Sameed Afghani General Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Tyler Benware Operations Manager Joseph Brooks Assistant Stage Manager Richard Carvlin Stage Manager John Clapp Personnel Manager Kourtnea Stevenson Assistant 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 79

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.

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


Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4855 (Volunteers) Educational Programs


Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra


Box Office TTD Number


with Special Needs


Lost and Found


Symphony Store


Donations & Development


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JUL 12-21, 2019

MAR 8-17, 2019 SEP 14-23, 2018

DEC 7-16, 2018

MAY 3-12, 2019




At the NEW Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center!

String together the perfect day

to evening at Sandy Springs’ newly developed city center, City Springs. While the City Green is perfectly attuned for play, the Performing Arts and Conference Center is well staged for any event, big or small. From dinner a deux to group gatherings, you’ll find City Springs to be a delightful melody for the senses. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 81



ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, M

LOBBY — The much-praised Lobby Bar and Bistro is a stylish yet casual modern American bistro that entices guests with its tempting aromas and alluring atmosphere.. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370,, M NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta M Midtown BR Brookhaven NA North Atlanta BW Brookwood OFW Old Fourth Ward B Buckhead P Perimeter Mall D Downtown SS Sandy Springs DK DeKalb V Vinings DW Dunwoody VH Virginia Highland IP Inman Park W Westside

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AMERICAN BUCKHEAD DINER An American dining experience unlike any other, Buckhead Diner is truly an Atlanta classic. Join us where diner meets fine dining, with inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service and retro style. 3073 Piedmont Rd. NE, 404.262.3336,, B

THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE PACES & VINE — Located in The Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus led by Atlanta Chef Kyle Schmidt who comes to Paces & Vine after eight years in Atlanta kitchens King and Duke, JCT Kitchen and No. 246, among others. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, V

SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, V TWO URBAN LICKS — Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks. com. M AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE CHOPS LOBSTER BAR — An Atlanta staple known for its award-winning food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., 404.262.2675, B ROOM AT TWELVE — Go to this modern American steakhouse for drinks, steaks and sushi. You’ll find it on West Peachtree Street

SOHO’s Painted Hills short rib tacos, black pepper mustard, caramelized onions, cilantro sauce in a potato chip shell.

in the boutique TWELVE Hotel, Centennial Park. Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or visit for reservations and more. 400 Peachtree St NW, #12, 404.418.1250., D RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; A, B, D BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DESSERT CORNER CAFE — This Buckhead favorite serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, including salads, soups, and sandwiches, as well as baked-on-site pastries, bread, and special desserts. 3070 Piedmont Rd., 404.240.1978, B

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PARISH — Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, OFW


We are a coffee shop with heart in Kennesaw that is dedicated to serving the best locally roasted coffee while also employing adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. By hiring this often under-employed population, we hope to be an inspiration to the community and other employers about the many capabilities of all of our amazing employees.

3900 Legacy Park Blvd., Suite A100 Kennesaw, GA 30144 678-695-7132

• Espresso drinks • Hot chocolate • Tea • Frappes

• Smoothies • Homemade muffins* • Homemade cookies*

*Vegan & Gluten Free options | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 85


BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE TAP –A GASTROPUB — The spot for seasonally driven, innovative comfort food. An extensive international beer list and innovative barrel wine program make TAP a convivial place to have a pint. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, M

EUROPEAN FUSION ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, M FRENCH BISTRO NIKO is a nod to Paris in the heart of Buckhead. The classic French fare is authentic & ensures that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.261.6456, B

CREOLE/CAJUN COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta. com. V

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

DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA — Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay over-the-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Hwy, 404.315.7711,, BH

PRICCI — A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service, Pricci is fun, stylish dining at its best. Casual and classy, Pricci has an innovative menu which combines classic cuisine with modern flair. 500 Pharr Road, 404.237.2941, B

LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposedbrick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, M

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS’ Eggplant Pirogue: fried eggplant slices, au gratin sauce, Gulf shrimp, fresh crab claws served on a bed of angel hair pasta.

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BREWPUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, B

Let us FIX your meal on your next restaurant outing! Named top restaurant in Georgia in 2016 by YELP and USA TODAY Best of Atlanta Vegan Restaurant award from Atlanta Magazine in 2016

Check our website or Facebook for info on Jazz night!

Lunch • Sunday Brunch • Dinner • Carry-out • Catering 565-A Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30308 | ph (404) 815-8787

Private event room available for birthdays, company events and holiday parties. PMS 7529

PMS 7533

PMS 484

Study with a faculty that includes 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony

800.899.SFCM | | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 87

THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE MEXICAN ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, D EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, SEAFOOD/SUSHI ATLANTA FISH MARKET — With the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood, and a menu printed twice daily, Atlanta Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead. 265 Pharr Rd., 404.262.3165. buckheadrestaurants. com. B

restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, B, M, V THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN — This Southern-inspired gastropub located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta “celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South,” using locally sourced ingredients in their fresh, modern take on traditional dishes. Beverages? Your choices run from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A208, 404.939.9845, B

KYMA — A contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Greek origins. The dazzling constellation display on the blue ceiling, white marble columns &fresh fish display create an experience like no other. 3085 Piedmont Rd., 404.262.0702. B

SPANISH/IBERIAN FUSION GYPSY KITCHEN — The culinary riches of Spain, influenced by Moroccan and Indian cuisines; sharable Spanish snacks and plates served in a stylish modern atmosphere in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A209, 404.939.9840, B SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms.

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

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

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