ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENCORE :: September 2019

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SEPTEMBER | 2019

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CONTENTS | SEPTEMBER 2019

12 FEATURE

4 Welcome

12 PILLARS OF THE PAST

Memorable moments from the ASO's history By James Paulk

6 Robert Spano 8 Orchestra Leadership 10 ASO Musicians 28 Concert Program & Notes 42 ASO Support 56 Ticket Info/General Info 58 ASO Staff

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ASO | HIGH NOTES

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elcome to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 75th season! This milestone anniversary follows a distinguished history of achievement as well as the dawn of a new era. The Orchestra’s exceptional artistic capabilities and grand ambitions to serve our community with transformative orchestral experiences are rooted in the talent and dedication of our musicians, chorus members, staff, Board, donors and volunteers. We look forward to a year of celebration as we bring people together through the power of music. And there truly is much to celebrate at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Over the past five years, the number of subscribers to our classical series has tripled, and we have welcomed thousands of new concertgoers. You, our community, have responded with extraordinary generosity; during the 2018-19 season we exceeded revenue goals in all categories. This strong record of support contributed to our fifth consecutive year with an operating budget surplus. We are humbled and inspired by the way you support our work—thank you! This season we welcome new faces and new team members to the ASO: Elena Dubinets has joined us as our new Chief Artistic Officer, and in addition, we are happy to welcome six new musicians to the stage this year. You may read more about these players on page 22. Throughout this monumental 75th season, we will be sharing some of the most memorable moments from the ASO's history in a series titled “Pillars of the Past.” Read the introduction to this new series written by Annual Giving Officer and longtime music journalist James Paulk on page 14. Thank you for your continued love and support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. We look forward to celebrating the storied history and the bright future of this ensemble with you.

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ASO | MUSIC DIRECTOR ROBERT SPANO

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obert Spano, conductor, pianist, composer and teacher, is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras. Beginning his 19th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and first season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this highly imaginative conductor is an approachable artist with the innate ability to share his enthusiasm for music. A fervent mentor to rising artists, he is responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors and performers. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2011, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students and young performers. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Spano’s commitment to American contemporary music. He has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah Music Festivals. Highlights of Spano’s 2019/20 season include a return to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducting the world premiere of George Tsontakis’s Violin Concerto No. 3 alongside Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony. He returns to the Indianapolis Symphony, the Singapore Symphony and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Dimitrios Skyllas’s Kyrie eleison, commissioned by the BBC. Conducting debuts include the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Wroclaw Philharmonic. As the newly appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony, Spano appears on the Orchestra’s Symphonic Series, conducting two of the ten scheduled concert weekends.

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With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, programs include Spano’s quintessentially rich, diverse pairings of contemporary works and cherished classics, welcoming seasoned guest artists and many new faces. The Orchestra’s 75th season features 16 ASO premieres and two world premieres. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the ASO and Chorus travels to Carnegie Hall in April 2020 to perform Missa solemnis with soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Benjamin Bliss and bass Matthew Rose. The season concludes with the Atlanta premiere of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. With a discography of critically-acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon, and ASO Media, Robert Spano has garnered six Grammy® Awards with the Atlanta Symphony. Spano is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University and Oberlin. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and makes his home in Atlanta. 6 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


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ASO | LEADERSHIP | 2019/20 Board of Directors OFFICERS Janine Brown

Howard Palefsky

Susan Antinori

chair

immediate past chair

secretary

Lynn Eden

James Rubright

vice chair

treasurer

DIRECTORS Joan Abernathy* William Ackerman Keith Adams Juliet McClatchey Allan Susan Antinori Jennifer Barlament* Paul Blackney Rita Bloom Janine Brown Justin Bruns* Benjamin Brunt C. Merrell Calhoun William M. Carey S. Wright Caughman, M.D. Russell Currey Carlos del Rio, M.D

Sloane Drake Lynn Eden Angela Evans Craig Frankel Anne Game Paul R. Garcia Jason Guggenheim Joseph W. Hamilton III Bonnie Harris Caroline Hofland Tad Hutcheson Roya Irvani Randy Koporc Carrie Kurlander James Landon Donna Lee Sukai Liu

Kelly Loeffler^ Kevin Lyman Brian McCarthy Penelope McPhee^ Bert Mills Molly Minnear Terry Neal Galen Lee Oelkers Howard Palefsky Ebbie Parsons Juliette Pryor Cathleen Quigley James Rubright Bill Schultz Charles Sharbaugh Doug Shipman* John Sibley

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Karole Lloyd Meghan H. Magruder Patricia Reid Joyce Schwob Hamilton Smith Rhett Tanner

G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Michael W. Trapp Ray Uttenhove Chilton Varner Adair White Sue Sigmon Williams

BOARD OF COUNSELORS Helen Aderhold Neil Berman John Cooledge John R. Donnell, Jr. Jere A. Drummond Carla Fackler Charles B. Ginden

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

LIFE DIRECTORS Howell E. Adams, Jr. Bradley Currey, Jr.

Betty Sands Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

Azira G. Hill Lessie B. Smithgall, Jr.

^ 2019/20 Sabbatical * Ex-Officio Non-Voting

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2019/20 MUSICIAN ROSTER

FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron

SECOND VIOLIN Julianne Lee*

CELLO Rainer Eudeikis•

The Mr. & Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair

The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair

The Miriam & John Conant Chair

concertmaster

Justin Bruns

associate concertmaster

The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair

Vacant

assistant concertmaster

Jun-Ching Lin

assistant concertmaster

principal

Sou-Chun Su

acting principal

The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair

Jay Christy

acting associate principal

Noriko Konno Clift

acting assistant principal

Anastasia Agapova

Sharon Berenson acting assistant David Dillard concertmaster Sheela Iyengar** Carolyn Toll Hancock Eleanor Kosek The Wells Fargo Chair Ruth Ann Little John Meisner Thomas O’Donnell Christopher Pulgram Juan R. Ramírez Hernández Ronda Respess VIOLA Olga Shpitko Zhenwei Shi• Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich Sissi Yuqing Zhang SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung

The Carolyn McClatchey Chair

Sanford Salzinger

principal

The Edus H. & Harriet H. Warren Chair

Paul Murphy

associate principal

The Mary & Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair

Catherine Lynn

assistant principal

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

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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principal

Daniel Laufer

associate principal

The Livingston Foundation Chair

Karen Freer

assistant principal

Dona Vellek

assistant principal emeritus

Thomas Carpenter Joel Dallow

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

Brittany Conrad** Karl Fenner Michael Kenady The Jane Little Chair

Michael Kurth Daniel Tosky


Robert Spano

Donald Runnicles

Stephen Mulligan

Norman Mackenzie

The Robert Reid Topping Chair

The Neil & Sue Williams Chair

music director of the

The Frannie & Bill Graves Chair

music director

principal guest conductor

associate conductor;

director of choruses

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The Zeist Foundation Chair

FLUTE Christina Smith principal

The Jill Hertz Chair

Robert Cronin

associate principal

C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes PICCOLO Gina Hughes OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione principal

The George M. & Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair

Zachary Boeding • associate principal

The Kendeda Fund Chair

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

The Robert Shaw Chair | The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair

Ted Gurch

associate principal

Marci Gurnow Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch BASS CLARINET Alcides Rodriguez ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season ** One-year appointment

BASSOON Andrew Brady

TUBA Michael Moore

The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair

The Delta Air Lines Chair

principal

Anthony Georgeson associate principal

Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar CONTRA-BASSOON Juan de Gomar HORN Vacant principal

The Betty Sands Fuller Chair

Susan Welty

acting principal

Kimberly Gilman Chelsea McFarland** Bruce Kenney Jaclyn Rainey* TRUMPET Stuart Stephenson principal

The Madeline & Howell Adams Chair

Michael Tiscione

associate principal

Mark Maliniak TROMBONE Vacant principal

The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication & service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Zgonc acting / associate principal Jeremy Buckler** Brian Hecht BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht

principal

TIMPANI Mark Yancich principal

The Walter H. Bunzl Chair

Michael Stubbart

assistant principal

PERCUSSION Joseph Petrasek principal

The Julie & Arthur Montgomery Chair

William Wilder

assistant principal

The William A. Schwartz Chair

Vacant

The Connie & Merrell Calhoun Chair

Michael Stubbart HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson principal

The Sally & Carl Gable Chair

KEYBOARD

The Hugh & Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair

Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Nicole Jordan principal

The Marianna & Solon Patterson Chair

Holly Matthews

assistant principal librarian

Hannah Davis asyo / assistant

librarian

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PHOTOS: ASO ARCHIVES

from There By James Paulk

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The ASO


to Here

75 years in the making

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n February 4, 1945, the Atlanta Music Club sponsored a concert with Henry Sopkin conducting the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Grady High School Auditorium. While many of the details are lost to history, it’s unlikely that the small group of dedicated women who brought it together could have imagined that this modest ensemble, with musicians aged 11 to 25, would grow to become a renowned orchestra and chorus whose sounds and recordings echo around the globe, with far-reaching community and education initiatives reaching hundreds of thousands of children and adults each year.

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our previous attempts to form an orchestra, from 1905 to 1939, all had failed. But this time, with World War II still raging, the four women who led the effort had the foresight to hire Sopkin, a genial and visionary music teacher whose unique mix of talent, enthusiasm and business skills were essential as he served as conductor, manager, fundraiser, union negotiator and sometimes janitor. Working part time at first, he transformed the Orchestra into an adult professional ensemble, with small fees paid to each of the musicians.

Henry Sopkin

Sopkin moved quickly to develop the new ensemble, which officially became the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1947, and which soon became a respected regional orchestra, ultimately moving into the cavernous old Municipal Auditorium on Courtland Street and attracting world famous soloists such as Rïse Stevens and Jan Peerce.

Two historic events capped the end of the Sopkin era. In 1965, the Orchestra received a life-changing $1.75 million Ford Foundation grant, paired with a $1 million local match (the ASO budget at the time was only $350,000). Meanwhile, a 1962 plane crash had killed 103 of Atlanta’s leading arts patrons. Ultimately, the tragedy united Atlanta’s leaders behind the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, later renamed the Woodruff Arts Center, which included Symphony Hall. Construction began in 1966, the year Sopkin stepped down. Thanks to Sopkin, Atlanta had developed a taste for excellence that would endure and grow. With the new hall and the grant money, the stage was set for a momentous transformation. With Robert Shaw’s arrival as Music Director in 1967, the Orchestra acquired one of the great musical geniuses of the 20th Century, already world-famous for his pioneering choral work. A tireless workaholic, Shaw immediately set to work transforming the ASO from a part-time orchestra into an international ensemble. He made the Orchestra a recording powerhouse, winning 18 Grammy® Awards during his era and racking up record sales in the millions. And then there’s the ASO Chorus, Shaw’s masterpiece, a 200-voice, all-volunteer ensemble whose unrivaled virtuosity has done so much to put the Orchestra on the map. When the Orchestra and Chorus performed at Jimmy Carter’s inauguration, Washington Post critic Paul Hume commented: “If the rest of the country could sing the way these people from Georgia sing, Jimmy Carter’s problems would be over before he gets started.” It continues as perhaps the finest volunteer choral ensemble in America.

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Robert Shaw

Shaw’s hurricane-force personality, his legendary communication skills (“It’s about God, God-dammit!”) and his passion for civil rights made him a force to be reckoned with in the community as well as the concert hall. He programmed new music so extensively that in 1971 his board fired him, only to back down after an astonishing outpouring of support from subscribers.

When Shaw stepped down in 1988, the Orchestra turned to 36-yearold Romanian-born Yoel Levi, an Assistant Conductor at the Cleveland Orchestra, just as Shaw had been before coming to Atlanta. Levi set about refining the Orchestra’s sound and won praise from critics for a series of landmark recordings, especially those of Mahler’s Symphonies. Among the highlights of his tenure was an extraordinary European tour which included an emotional concert in East Berlin. His influence on the Orchestra’s sound was profound and lasting. After Levi’s departure in 2000, the Orchestra recruited Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles as a collaborative team to share responsibility for the Orchestra. Spano had won praise as Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. A supremely talented musician, he has steadily refined the Orchestra’s unique sound. A beloved figure with both musicians and fans, Maestro Spano has championed contemporary music, building special relationships with a distinguished group of composers, dubbed the “Atlanta School.” His friendships across the music universe have made the ASO a destination for a parade of distinguished guest artists. In 2012, he became Music Director of the famed Aspen Music Festival and School. Maestro Runnicles is currently General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Grand Teton Music Festival. As Jerry Garcia put it: “What a long strange trip it’s been!” The road has been rocky at times. At many junctures, the Orchestra faced dire financial threats, most recently in 2014. The resolution of that crisis, with the community once again coming together to support its Orchestra, set the stage for a new era. Finances have stabilized, the Orchestra’s size has been restored, and the audience has responded. Last season, the ASO enjoyed 17 sold-out concerts and an average of 89% of Symphony Hall filled for the Delta Classical Series.

Yoel Levi

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to more intimate chamber ensemble performances — featuring Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians, as well as members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Talent Development Program. The inaugural Around the A Performance will be held on Wednesday, September 25, at Centennial Olympic Park. Visit aso.org/AroundtheA for more information.

Robert Spano

Partnerships with two of Atlanta’s public art organizations: This month we unveil a mural with Living Walls, located across from the Center for Civil and Human Rights, as well as our very own Tiny Doors ATL door in Callaway Plaza. Several concerts, including the March 11 concert, featuring Itzhak Perlman and conducted by Yoel Levi, will be live-streamed, courtesy of the Goizueta Foundation. These concerts will also be carried on Georgia Public Broadcasting. But the most important celebration will take place here in Symphony Hall, with our magnificent Orchestra performing its greatest season yet, joined by some of our best friends, like Midori, Emanuel Ax, André Watts and Joshua Bell, and showcasing the ASO’s unique sound, spirit and appetite for innovation.

FOUR TENACIOUS WOMEN who brought the Atlanta Youth Symphony to life Josephine (Mrs. James O’Hear) Sanders was president of the Atlanta Music Club and had the idea to “grow an orchestra” from the youth group. Her organization was directly responsible for the creation of the ASO and nurtured it in the early years. Anne Grace O’Callaghan supervised music education for Atlanta high schools and formed the “In and About Atlanta Orchestra” which morphed into the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra. Marcia Weissgerber, a music teacher, was the “In and About” conductor, and had prepared the musicians who would be performing at that first concert. Dorothy (Mrs. Lon) Grove was the Music Club’s publicity chair. Her efforts kept the budding orchestra before the public eye. In 1945, she founded the Junior Guild of the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, the forerunner of the Atlanta Symphony Associates.

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ASO | MEET THE MUSICIANS

Welcome

to Our Newest Orchestra Members

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By Michael Kurth

s each new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra season begins, we typically welcome one or two new musicians, usually early-in-their-career, bright-eyed with big shoes to fill and eager to contribute to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family. This season, our 75th, we welcome six new musicians: brimming with talent and ready to add their artistry to the Orchestra’s legacy. Downstage, two of our string sections will be led by newcomers: Principal Viola Zhenwei Shi, and Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis. And just left of center stage, the woodwind section welcomes Associate Principal Oboe Zachary Boeding. Three of our new appointees join the ASO on one-year contracts: Second Violin Sheela Iyengar, Double Bassist Brittany Conrad and Second Trombone Jeremy Buckler. I remember my first ASO season, 25 years ago. It was an exhilarating time, making music on a higher level than I ever had before, sitting among seasoned musicians at the summit of orchestral playing. I remember keeping an Encore program book with me on stage during rehearsals, open to the orchestra personnel page, trying to memorize names and faces. I remember the camaraderie with my fellow musicians and the wonderfully hospitable way the Orchestra’s veterans welcomed me. I recently had the opportunity to connect with our newest Orchestra members and learn a little about the paths that brought them to Atlanta. Have you ever visited Atlanta before? Easy one for Sheela, an alum of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. But believe it or not, three of them, Zhenwei, Brittany and Jeremy, have never even connected through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Zach, however, jokes that he’s been through Atlanta too many times to count. Do you come from a musical family? Zhenwei begins, “I am the only musician in my whole family, but they all like music very much!” Brittany adds, “My mom is a public-school elementary music teacher, and my sister has a degree in violin performance.” Rainer’s mother is a professional clarinetist, and Zach delves a bit deeper, “My grandma, Jackie, played piano and organ in church when I was growing up. During the summers, I would go with her to practice for the upcoming week’s mass. Sitting in the choir loft listening and feeling the reverberations from the organ always made my mind wander with the mood of the music she was playing. Remembering those days, and most importantly, how the music made me feel, played a large part in shaping the musician I am today and aspire to be tomorrow.” Sheela’s family is filled with musicians: “My husband, Sou-Chun Su, 20 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


Zachary Boeding associate principal

Jeremy Buckler

oboe

trombone

Rainer Eudeikis

Brittany Conrad bass

principal cello

Sheela Iyengar violin

Zhenwei Shi

principal viola

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is the ASO’s Associate Principal Second Violin. My daughter, Julia Su, is a violinist and was featured as a soloist with the ASO for a holiday family concert in December 2017. All three of us were members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra at one time. And my son, Joshua Su, plays piano and percussion.” Jeremy looks to the next generation, “our 4-year-old does love to play his plastic trombone with me!” Earliest musical heroes? Many familiar names are mentioned: David Oistrakh, Itzhak Perlman and Jascha Heifetz loom large for Sheela. Yo-Yo Ma inspired Rainer, “also my mom,” he confides. Jeremy’s trombone heroes are Joe Alessi and Christian Lindberg. Oboist Zach reached across the aisle, citing Swiss flutist Aurele Nicolet, who he listened to “on loop for about a year in middle school.” Brittany’s hero has an ASO connection: former ASO bassist Joseph Conyers, now with the Philadelphia Orchestra. “Before high school I was not interested in the bass beyond its ability to provide me with the chance to play music with my friends. That all changed when I started taking lessons with Joseph Conyers, who has been endlessly inspiring and encouraging.” Which pieces are they most looking forward to performing during their first ASO season? Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss got the most votes, Brittany, Zhenwei and Sheela. “It’s my dream to play this gorgeous piece with such a fantastic orchestra,” adds Zhenwei. Other works that made the list: the fifth symphonies of both Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams, the fourth and eighth symphonies of Mahler and Bach’s Cantata No. 29. Finally, what other instruments do our freshman class wish they could play? Zhenwei wishes he could play guitar. Jeremy echoes, “Electric guitar - well enough to mimic Robert Fripp on David Bowie’s anthem Heroes.” Rainer confesses, “I own an accordion, but can’t do much with it. I’d also love to be halfway decent at piano.” Zach would choose viola: “They have the coolest (and craziest) orchestral parts. To me, they have the opportunity to wear many different hats within the orchestra and their harmonic accompanying parts are so juicy.” Sheela’s aspirations stray the furthest, instrumentally speaking: “I wish I could sing, actually. To me that would be the purest, most direct expression of music.” Please join me in me in welcoming our new musicians to Atlanta.

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anessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney film Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (which was the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018. Vanessa is the mother of four - Melanie, Jillian, Devin and Sasha. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Concerts for America, Special Olympics and several others.

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STEPHEN MULLIGAN, CONDUCTOR

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merican conductor Stephen Mulligan is Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. In the 2018/19 season, Mulligan served as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leading the Orchestra on the Toyota Symphonies for Youth series and assisting Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, and guest conductors Lionel Bringuier, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas. In the 2019/20 season, Mulligan debuts with the Phoenix Symphony, Virginia Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic. During the 2017/18 season, his first with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mulligan stepped in on short notice for three classical subscription programs over the course of six weeks, working with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and pianists Jorge Federico Osorio and Behzod Abduraimov to critical acclaim. In 2018, Mulligan was awarded the prestigious Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. ​Highlights of recent seasons include appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. ​ rom 2014 to 2016, Stephen Mulligan served as Assistant Conductor of the WinstonF Salem Symphony and Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. In the summer of 2015, after winning the Aspen Conducting Prize, he served as the Assistant Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival. ​​ native of Baltimore, MD, Stephen Mulligan began his music studies with his father A Gregory, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and current violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He studied conducting at Yale University with Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Peabody Institute with Gustav Meier; Markand Thakar; and Marin Alsop; and at the Aspen Music Festival and School with Robert Spano.

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RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883) Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) (1868)

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Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) (1868) RICHARD WAGNER was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813, and died in Venice, Italy, on February 13, 1883. The first performance of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg took place at the Hoftheater in Munich, Germany, on June 21, 1868, with Hans von Bülow conducting. The Prelude to Act I is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, harp, and strings.

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s with any revolutionary composer, Richard Wagner encountered a considerable amount of critical resistance during his career. In his only successful comic opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Wagner lampoons his critics, but also acknowledges that youthful inspiration must be tempered by the wisdom of tradition.

Die Meistersinger takes place in Nuremberg toward the middle of the 16th century. The young knight Walther von Stolzing is in love with Eva, daughter of Veit Pogner, a member of the Nuremberg Mastersingers’ guild. Walther attempts to join the Mastersingers in order to win Eva as his bride. But the guild members, led by the pedantic town clerk Sixtus Beckmesser (also a rival for Eva’s hand), reject the knight’s inspired, but undisciplined, song. Even the support of the cobbler Hans Sachs, the most respected Mastersinger, fails to aid Walther. The next day, Sachs assists Walther to craft a song that synthesizes the knight’s youthful eloquence with accepted musical structure and discipline. At the contest, Beckmesser attempts to present the song as his own, but humiliates himself by mangling the piece. Walther’s rendition wins the admiration of the Mastersingers. With the urging of Sachs, Walther accepts membership in the Mastersingers guild and marries Eva. The assembled join in praising Nuremberg’s beloved Sachs. The majestic orchestral Prelude to Act I (Sehr mässig bewegt) (Proceeding in a very moderate fashion) opens with a grand statement of the Mastersingers’ theme. Other themes include melodies associated with Walther’s love for Eva, and the knight’s conflict with Beckmesser. Wagner manipulates (and often brilliantly combines) the various melodies, as the Prelude resolves to a final grand statement of the Mastersingers’ theme. Concerto for Orchestra (2002) JENNIFER HIGDON was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 31, 1962. The first performance of the Concerto for Orchestra took place at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 12, 2002, with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Concerto for Orchestra is scored for piccolo, three flutes, three oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, encoreatlanta.com | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33


contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani; percussion I: chimes, crotales, suspended cymbal, snare drum, temple blocks, small triangle, sandpaper blocks, flexatone, tom-toms; percussion II: orchestra bells, Recording: Telarc-CD 80620, vibraphone, tam-tam, suspended cymbal, Chinese cymbal, Robert Spano, Conductor. wood blocks, maraca, temple blocks, bongo drums, tomtoms, medium roto-tom; percussion III: marimba, crotales, small triangle, large triangle, bass drum, suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, vibraslap, castanet, guiro, floor tom-tom, slapstick, sandpaper blocks, tam-tam; piano/celesta, harp, and strings. First Classical Subscription Performances: October 1-3, 2015, Robert Spano, Conductor.

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ennifer Higdon, the distinguished American composer and educator, is a charter member of the “Atlanta School” of composers. Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra have performed and recorded (for Telarc) Ms. Higdon’s blue cathedral, City Scape, Dooryard Bloom, The Singing Rooms, and (for ASO Media) On A Wire. The Philadelphia Orchestra commissioned the Concerto for Orchestra as part of its Centennial Celebrations. The National Endowment for the Arts, The Philadelphia Music Project (funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by Settlement Music School) and Peter Benoliel provided funding. The premiere took place at Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall on June 12, 2002, with Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch leading the Philadelphia Orchestra. In September of 2003, Maestro Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra made the world premiere recording of the Concerto for Orchestra, for Telarc. Jennifer Higdon Discusses Her Concerto for Orchestra The “Concerto for Orchestra” is truly a concerto in that it requires virtuosity from the principal players, the individual sections, and the entire orchestra. Built from the inside out, the third movement was written first, and it is the movement that allows each principal player a solo, before moving into section solis. The winds are highlighted first, which are followed (after a tutti) by the strings, and then the brass. Each solo has its own unique material, some of which is utilized in the tutti sections of the movement. The second movement was written next, inspired by the string sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra. This movement is like a scherzo in character, written in a jaunty rhythm and tempo that celebrates the joyous sound of strings. The movement begins with everyone playing pizzicato and then slowly integrates an arco sound, first through soloists, and then with all of the players. It continues to romp through to the end, where a snap pizzicato closes out the movement. The fourth movement is a tribute to rhythm and the percussion section of the orchestra (harp, celesta, and piano are included in this movement). Since this piece was completed at the beginning of the 21st century, it seemed very fitting to have a movement that highlights the one section of the orchestra that has had the greatest amount of development during the 20th century. Ironically, the opening of this movement is the quietest and stillest part of the entire work, which is not what one 34 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony



might expect from percussion. The movement opens with bowed vibraphone and crotales…opening the way for the percussion to move through many of its pitched instruments (as well as collaborating with the harpist and celesta player, who are percussive in their nature). Eventually, the musicians move to non-pitched percussion, which is emphasized by the movement’s tempo speeding up at key moments. This progression in the tempi will carry this movement from an extraordinarily slow start (quarter equals 42) through to the fifth movement, which continues the progression of increasing tempi, until the end of that movement, which arrives at a quarter equals 160-180 on the metronome. These tempo increases occur at specific moments, usually covering 2 measures, and are meant to resemble the effect of a victrola being wound up. The fifth movement, which begins with the entrance of the violins, highlights the entire orchestra and has its rhythm set up through an ostinato in the percussion, which has been carried over from the previous movement. The various sections of the orchestra converse in musical interplay throughout, while the tempo continues to increase. This occurs to such an extent, that a primary theme that is stated within the first minute of the movement will eventually come back in rhythmic values that are twice as long, but with the increased tempo, will sound like it did at its first appearance. Surprisingly, the first movement was the last to be composed. It took writing the other four movements to create a clear picture of what was needed to start this virtuosic tour-de-force. The opening of the piece begins with chimes and timpani, sounding together, and then a quick entrance by the strings in energetic scale patterns (octatonic), which moves the orchestra up through the winds and finally adds the brass in major chords, a major second apart (this is a sound the composer has been working with for years). This movement is primarily tutti in its use of instruments, but there are small chamber moments, in recognition of the fact that it takes many individuals to make the whole of the orchestra. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in D minor, Opus 22 (1862) HENRYK WIENIAWSKI was born in Lublin, Poland, on July 10, 1835 and died in Moscow, Russia, on March 31, 1880. The first performance of the Violin Concerto First Classical No. 2 took place in St. Petersburg on November 27, 1862, with Subscription Performances: May the composer as soloist, and Anton Rubinstein, conducting. 9-11, 1991, In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto No. 2 is scored Cecylia Arzewski, Violin, for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two Zdenek Macal, Conductor. horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.

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he Polish-born violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski was one of the greatest virtuosos of his day. His friend, Anton Rubinstein, the distinguished Russian pianist, composer, and teacher, commented: “He is without doubt the finest violinist of our time—there is no one comparable: his playing produces a tremendous effect.” In 1860, Wieniawski accepted Rubinstein’s invitation to move to St. Petersburg. There, Wieniawski was appointed solo violinist to the Tsar, a position he held for twelve years. He was the leader of both the string quartet and orchestra of the Russian Musical 36 aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony


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Society. Wieniawski also served as a professor at the newly formed St. Petersburg Conservatory. The Violin Concerto No. 2 is a product of Wieniawski’s Russian years. The score bears the dedication “to his friend, Pablo de Sarasate”. On November 27, 1862 in St. Petersburg, Wieniawski was the soloist in the world premiere, accompanied by an orchestra led by Rubinstein. The work was an immediate sensation. Even composer César Cui, a notoriously acerbic critic, admitted, two days after the premiere, “I still cannot collect myself from the impact of that first Allegro of his Concerto.” The Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro moderato) opens with the orchestra’s introduction of the principal themes that serve as the basis for the soloist’s virtuoso flights. The beautiful second movement Romance (Andante non troppo) follows without pause. The brilliant finale (Allegro con fuoco; Allegro moderato (à la Zingara)) brings the Concerto to a whirlwind close. Zigeunerweisen for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 20 (Gypsy Airs) (1878) PABLO DE SARASATE was born in Pamplona, Spain, on March 10, 1844, and died in Biarritz, France, on September 20, 1908. In addition to the solo violin, Zigeunerweisen is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, triangle (optional), and strings.

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ablo de Sarasate, one of the greatest violinists of the second half of the 19th century, was born in Pamplona on March 10, 1844. The son of a military bandmaster, Sarasate quickly demonstrated extraordinary musical talents. With the assistance of Queen Isabella, who provided financial aid and a 1724 Stradivari violin, Sarasate commenced studies at the Paris Conservatoire by the age of 12. Within a few years, he established himself as a violinist of international repute.

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Sarasate’s extraordinary artistry inspired such composers as Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Bruch, Edouard Lalo, Joseph Joachim, Henryk Wieniawski, and Antonín Dvořák to write works for the Spanish virtuoso. Sarasate, too, was an accomplished composer who fashioned many works that he played to rapturous acclaim in his legendary concerts. One of the most beloved of these pieces is Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Opus 20 (1878). Cast in the traditional slow-fast structure of Gypsy music, Zigeunerweisen showcases throughout the virtuoso talents of the soloist.

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ith a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Sir Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1958. Bell’s interests range from the repertoire’s hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Bell received a Grammy® Award. He has also premiered works of John Corigliano, Edgar Meyer, Jay Greenberg, and Behzad Ranjbaran.

Bell’s interests range from repertoire hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Bell received a Grammy® Award. Committed to expanding music’s cultural impact, Bell has collaborated with peers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Frankie Moreno, and Josh Groban. In Spring 2019, Bell joins cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk for a ten-city American trio tour. Bell maintains an avid interest in film music, commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Red Violin (1998) in 2018-19. The film’s Academy-Award winning soundtrack features Bell as soloist and in 2018, Bell brought the film with live orchestra to summer festivals and the New York Philharmonic. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded over 40 albums garnering Grammy®, Mercury®, Gramophone and ECHO Klassik awards. Sony Classical’s June 2018 release, with Bell and the Academy, features Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and G minor Violin Concerto. In 2007, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post story on Bell performing incognito in a Washington, D.C. metro station, sparked a conversation regarding art and context and inspired Kathy Stinson’s 2013 children’s book, The Man With The Violin,. In 2017 Bell debuted Man With The Violin family concert including a newly-commissioned animated film with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Bell began violin at age four, and at age twelve, began studies with Josef Gingold. At 14, Bell debuted with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 17 with the St. Louis Symphony. Bell received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize and has been named Musical America’s 2010 “Instrumentalist of the Year” and an “Indiana Living Legend.” Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin, with a François Tourte 18th-Century bow.

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ennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers. She has is a major figure in contemporary Classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, a 2010 Grammy® Award for her Percussion Concerto and a 2018 Grammy® Award for her Viola Concerto. Most recently, Higdon received the Nemmers Prize from Northwestern University which is given to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is one of today’s most performed contemporary orchestral works, with more than 600 performances worldwide. Her works have been recorded on more than sixty CDs. Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, won the prestigious International Opera Award for Best World Premiere and the opera recording was nominated for 2 Grammy® awards. Dr. Higdon holds the Rock Chair in Composition at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Her music is published exclusively by Lawdon Press. encoreatlanta.com | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41

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Clay & Jane Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Kaiser Mr. Randolph J. Koporc Pat & Nolan Leake The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Ken & Carolyn Meltzer The Monasse Family Foundation∞ Dr. Ebbie & Mrs. Ayana Parsons Sage Mr. Andrew Saltzman Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Peter James Stelling Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund* Trapp Family Turner Foundation, Inc. Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Mrs. Virginia S. Williams

$7,500+ Lisa & Joe Bankoff Jack & Helga Beam Lisa & Russ Butner Peter & Vivian de Kok John & Michelle Fuller Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Ms. Margie Painter Mr. Leonard B. Reed* Mr. Jeffrey C. Samuels & Ms. Amy Levine-Samuels Beverly & Milton Shlapak Alison & Joe Thompson

$5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (4) Mr. & Mrs. Calvin R. Allen Phyllis Abramson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Keith Barnett Asad Bashey Jane & Gregory Blount Mr. & Mrs. Philip P. Bolton

*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 (cont.) Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer Karen & Rod Bunn Patricia & William Buss Mr. James Camden Ms. Tracey Chu Ruth & Mark Coan William & Patricia Cook Mr. Jack E. Cummins Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Greg & Debra Durden Ms. Diane Durgin Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Leroy Fass Mr. Burt Fealing Ellen & Howard Feinsand Sally & Walter George Mary & Charles Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Mr. & Mrs. James K. Hammond, Jr. Sally W. Hawkins John & Martha Head Mr. Ron Hilley & Mrs. Mia Frieder Hilley Tad & Janin Hutcheson Mr. Justin Im & Dr. Nakyoung Nam Mr. Matthew Johnson & Ms. Yiging Chu Robert & Sherry Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones & Dr. Jiong Yan Paul & Rosthema Kastin Kartikh & Swathi Khambhampati Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Mr. Charles R. Kowal Jane & Hicks Lanier Isabel Lamy Lee Elizabeth J. Levine Peg & Jim Lowman Lubo Fund Belinda & Gino Massafra

Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy Mary Ruth McDonald* Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mills, IV Mr. Bert Mobley Mr. & Mrs. Peter Moraitakis Judge Jane Morrison Mr. Ryan Oliver Margaret H. Petersen Mrs. Susanne Pinkerton In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III Mr. Edward Potter & Ms. Regina Olchowski Ms. Eliza Quigley Mr. David Quinn & Mr. Jason Liebzeit Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Vicki & Joe Riedel Betsy & Lee Robinson John T. Ruff Gretchen Nagy & Allan Sandlin Mr. Doug Shipman & Dr. Bijal Shah Baker & Debby Smith Hamilton & Mason Smith Dr. K. Douglas Smith John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Burton Trimble Ms. Charmaine WardMillner & Keith Millner Alan & Marcia Watt Ruthie Watts Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Hubert H. Whitlow•, Jr. Suzanne B. Wilner Jennifer & Taylor Winn Mr. & Mrs. Comer Yates

$3,500+ Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk

Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Ralph & Rita Connell Sally & Larry Davis Mary & Mahlon Delong Mr. Richard Dowdeswell Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Mr. & Mrs. John Dyer Carol G. & Larry L. Gellerstedt III John & Martha Head Mr. Kenneth & Ms. Colleen Hey Thomas High Azira G. Hill Ms. Elizabeth A. Hobbs Dr. Michael D. Horowitz Mr. Lonnie Johnson & Mrs. Linda A. Moore Lillian Balentine Law Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Kay & John T. Marshall S.A. Robinson Ann Shearer Suzanne Shull Mr. Morton S. Smith Ms. Martha Solano Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Stephen & Sonia Swartz George & Amy Taylor∞ Dale L. Thompson Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood

$2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (4) Mr. & Mrs. Jan Abernathy Mr. Daniel Acuff & Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff

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Ms. Victoria Afshani Ms. Mary Allen Mr. James L. Anderson Mr. Aous Araim & Ms. Nadine Kashlan Mr. & Mrs. Scott J. Arnold Dr. & Mrs. Charles Arp Ms. Cyndae Arrendale Mr. Joel Babbit Richard K. & Diane Babush Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Battle Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Ms. Susan R. Bell & Mr. Patrick M. Morris Mr. William Benton & Mr. Michael Morrow Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Shirley Blaine Leon & Joy Borchers Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bower Martha S. Brewer Ms. Harriet Evans Brock Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Canakaris Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Julie & Jerry Chautin Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Mr. Jeff Holmes Dieter Elsner Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Jean & Jerry Cooper Jonathan & Rebekah Cramer Susan & Ed Croft Mrs. Lavona Currie


Mr. & Mrs. Jay Davis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Defoe Mr. Philip A. Delanty Mr. & Mrs. James Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. & Mrs. David H. Eidson Ms. Diana Einterz Rosi Fiedotin Mr. & Mrs. Craig Fleming Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Flower Dr. & Mrs. Richard D Franco Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Freeman Raj & Jyoti Gandhi Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Mary D. Gellerstedt Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Marty & John Gillin* Sandra & John Glover Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Google Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Carl Grafton Lauren & Jim Grien Charles E. Griffin Betty S. Guffin Mrs. Halpern Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Mr. & Mrs. Marc S. Heilweil Mr. & Mrs. John Hellriegel Michael Hertz Sarah & Harvey Hill Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Holder

Laurie House Hopkins & John D. Hopkins James & Bridget Horgan Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Dona & Bill Humphreys JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Phil S. Jacobs Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Bucky & Janet Johnson Mrs. Gail Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Cecile M. Jones William L. & Sally S. Jorden Ann T. Kimsey Pam Klomp Mrs. Jo W. Koch David & Jill Krischer Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Van R. Lear Mary Palmer Family Foundation Olivia A. M. Leon Mr. Edward J. Levin & Mrs. Debbie Levin Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & S. Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Longfield-Fitzgerald Interiors Mr. Gary Madaris Meghan & Clarke Magruder Dr. & Mrs. Ellis L. Malone Elvira Mannelly

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Matheison Mr. & Ms. James McClatchey Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Albert S. McGhee Dr. Larry V. McIntire Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Mr. & Mrs. Ed Mendel, Jr. Anna & Hays Mershon David & Marie Monde Rebecca P. Moon & Charles M. Moon, III Mr. Charles A. Morn Miss Elizabeth L. Morris & Miss Christine Elliott Janice & Tom Munsterman Michael & Carol Murphy Melanie & Allan Nelkin Richard C. Owens Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Piedmont Group of Atlanta, Llc The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John P. Pooler Ms. Kathy Powell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Jay & Arthur Richardson Susan Robinson & Mary Roemer Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers George• & Mary• Rodrigue

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Sharon & David Schachter Emily Scheible Dr. Bess T. Schoen Mrs. William A. Schwartz Sam Schwartz & Dr. Lynn Goldowski Selig Enterprises, Inc./ The Selig Foundation Dr. Martin Shapiro & Ms. Donna Shapiro Nick & Annie Shreiber Helga Hazelrig Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Mark Silberman Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Diana Silverman Ms. Grace Sipusic Johannah Smith Barry & Gail Spurlock Lou & Dick Stormont Mr. Phillip Street Beth & Edward Sugarman Kay & Alex Summers Judith & Mark K. Taylor Ms. Juliana T. Vincenzino Vogel Family Foundation Carol Brantley & David Webster Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Sally Stephens Westmoreland Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Russell F. Winch Mrs. Carol Winstead Camille W. Yow Herbert & Grace Zwerner

PATRON PARTNERSHIP AND APPASSIONATO LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

We give special thanks to this dedicated group of Atlanta Symphony donors for their commitment to each year's annual support initiatives: Kristi Allpere chair

Helga Beam Bill Buss

Pat Buss Deedee Hamburger Judy Hellriegel Belinda Massafra

Linda Matthews Sally Parsonson June Scott Milt Shlapak

Sheila Tschinkel Jonne Walter Marcia Watt

*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 (cont.) $1,000+

Dr. & Mrs. Norman L. Elliott Kitty & Clayton Farnham A Friend of the Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Symphony (2) Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien 2492 Fund Galtier Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Ms. Linda M. Garrett Ann & Ed Abrams Goldsmith Family Mr. Sameed Afghani Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard Allison Richard & Debbie Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. David Allman Lisa & Glenn Grove Mr. & Mrs. Walker Mr. & Mrs. George Anderson Gunderson Mr. Eliot M. Arnovitz & Mr. & Mrs. Jack N. Halpern Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky Kenneth Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Asher Ms. Paula Hanson-Kahn Kathy & Jack Baker Tammy & Chuck Hawk Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Ms. Elizabeth Hendrick Mr. Julian Bene & Alan & Lucy Hinman Dr. Amy Lederberg Mr. Douglas Hooker & Mrs. Susan & Jack Bertram Patrise Perkins-Hooker Charles Bjorklund & Tatty & Harry Howard Sted Mays Mr. & Mrs. Clark Howell Daniel Blumenthal & Richard & Linda Hubert Marjorie Speers Ms. Nancy Janet Mr. Merritt S. Bond Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones Dan & Merrie Boone Mr. & Mrs. David T. Jones Foundation Lana M. Jordan Mr. & Dr. James W. James Jose/Ann Rollins Boswell, III Teresa M. Joyce, Ph.D Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Butler Mr. Mark Kelley & Mr. Thomas J. Byrd Ms. Becky Powhatan The Capital Group Mr. & Mrs. Bart Kelly Companies Charitable Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Foundation Ms. Davida Krantz & Mr. John T. Champion & Ms. Sherry Sellars Ms. Penelope Malone Frank & Mary Anne Chew Dan Kreisman & Cara Castellana Kreisman Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Jet & Dennis Lacoss Clinkscales, Jr. Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Compans J. Bancroft Lesesne & Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Randolph Henning Daly, Jr. Michael & Andrea Leven Mr. Jeffrey M. Daniel & Jun-Ching Lin Mr. Michael M. Arens Deborah & William Liss Mr. Dennis D. Dean & Mr. Drew Brown Dr. Carlos E. Lopez Mr. Reed & Mrs. Roberta Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lord Deupree Kim & Michael Mansfield Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Luis Maza• Drs. Bryan & Norma In memory of Edwards Pam McAllister

Ed & Linda McGinn Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Mimms, Jr. Gregory & Judy Moore Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman John C. & Agnes V. Nelson Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr The Parham Fund Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Elise T. Phillips Ms. Lynn Pollard The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. Shyam Reddy & Ms. Renee E. Dye Gail U. Reed Dr. Susan Reef Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Riffey, Jr. Carolyn L. Robison Mr. David G. Russell & Mrs. Jamie M. Brownlee Helen & Doc Schneider Drs. Lawrence & Rachel Schonberger Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Mr. Khonie Shlevich Alida & Stuart Silverman Roger Simon Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Stapleton Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Louis W. & E. Ginger Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Surber Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Swanson Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Tate Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Taylor Linda F. Terry & Claude E. Terry Carolyn C. Thorsen Mr. & Mrs. Gary Unell

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Amy & Robert Vassey Mr. William D. Walker Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Brooke & Winston Weinmann Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Dr. W. Geoffrey West Ms. Pamela White Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming Mrs. Lynne M. Winship Robert & Deborah Worley Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright H. & T. Yamashita Chuck & Pat Young

$500+ A Friend of the Symphony (4) Mr. & Mrs. Amos Agami Mr. Jack Albanese Kent & Diane Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Anderson Mrs. Nadja Aquino & Mr. John Aquino Ms. & Mr. Beverly B. Arnold Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banker Ms. Anne B. Barge Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Mr. Richard Berman Suzanne & Rob Boas* Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks Ms. Frances B. Brunt Mr. & Mrs. J. Gregg Buckalew Mr. & Mrs. David N. Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Anne & Jim Carson Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Mr. Zachary Cogdill & Mr. Cole Ferguson-Cogdill Mr. Jerold Cohen Liz & Charlie Cohn* Malcolm & Ann Cole


D. D. Conrad Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cooke Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Mrs. John Costello Miss Cyde Creagh Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Crews Mr. & Mrs. John L. Cromartie II Ms. Laurie Cronin Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila* Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ted Decker Marianne S. & Robert* DeHaan Betty W Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Harding & Shryl Epps Dr. David Epstein & Ms. Stacey Hader Epstein Elizabeth Etoll Dr. & Mrs Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. Jack Faussemagne & Ms. Nancy Ayres Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Mr. Thad Goad Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle John E. Graham Ben & Lynda Greer Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Lori & Mark Hamilton Betty L. Hammack & Charles Meredith M.D. Ms. Anne Hammond Joanna Hanes-Lahr Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold

Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Mr. Ben Harvill & Dr. Michelle Cravey Mrs. Elice D. Haverty Mr. James W. Hays Ms. Susan V. Herrin Ms. Suellen Henderson Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Mrs. Ann J. Herman Richard E. Hodges Jr. James E. Honkisz* Mr. & Ms. Douglas Horton Earl Hough Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Tim W. Hughes Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Jenkins, Jr. Ms. Betty G. Jeter Mr. & Mrs. Russ Jobson Martha Jane Jones Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer* Dick & Georgia Kimball* Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr.* Sandy Linver & Bud Kornman Mr. & Mrs. John Krecker Mr. David L. Kuniansky Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Daniel & Terri Laufer Salli LeVan Allan & Vaneesa Little Sheri & Rick Long Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Lusby III Ms. Joye Lynn Mr. & Mrs. William A. Markle M. Jackson Marr Ms. Beatrice J. Martin Lynda M. Martin Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Mr. Donald Maynard Kevin & Sara McClain Mr. & Mrs. John McGee

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. & Mr. Sarah Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris Tim & Kate Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Mr. Paul Murphy & Ms. Christina Smith Ms. Jill Myers Terri & Stephen Nagler Mr. Denis Ng Carl & Heidi Nitchie George Novak Julie & Chip Oudin Dr. & Mrs. Roger Pajari Dr. Richard D. Parry Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. Robert E. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Pete Pfeiffer Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pitts Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer Michael Podkulski Mary Kay & Gene Poland Barbara & Marty Pollock Mr. Paul E. Pormen Maria Elena Puig James E. & Sharon V. Radford Ms. Lavanya Ramanujan & Mr. Ranjee Gangadhar Jan & Stephen Ratterree Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Danny & Queenie Ross Mr. & Mrs. Jesse A. Sasser, Jr. Mr. Joseph D. Savage, C.P.A. Ms. Virginia Schenck Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Dr. & Mrs. Stefan H. Schmieta Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Schneidewind, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Schulze Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Schwartz Mary Earle & Roger Scovil Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions

Dr. Steve Sharp Weonhee A. Shin & Sangmin Ryan Shin Alan & Marion Shoenig Dr. Annie Rene Slaughter Craig & Rebecca Smith Jody G. & Henry C. Smith Anne-Marie Sparrow Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Merrill & Michael Stern Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Mr. & Mrs. A. Pinckney Straughn Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Dr. & Mrs. Ramon A. Suarez Chris Syllaba Mr. Christoph Syllaba Robert J. Taylor IV Dede & Bob Thompson Willard & Wanda Timm Mr. Eric La Valle Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso J. Varner Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Richard & Adele Ward Thomas R. Webb Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Wernert Mr. John R. West & Dr. Cindy A. Stiles Russell Wheeler Dr.• & Mrs. R. Craig Woodward Bright & Robert U. Wright Dale & Ellen Zeigler Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Zgonc

$200+ A Friend of the Symphony Judge & Mrs. Gregory A. Adams Ms. Lattina Adams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Adams

*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 (cont.) Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adamson Herbert & Jillian Adcock Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Alvaro Alonso Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Dr. Sidney & Marla Appel Rev. & Mrs. Herbert S. Archer, Jr. Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Mr. Gregory Armijo Mr. Ian Bailie Betsy & David Baker Linda Baldree Uhler Joanne Balen H. Spencer & Melissa Ruby Banzhaf Brian & Roberta Barber Ms. Kathleen Barksdale Dr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. John J. Barone* Everette Bass Mr. Ernest W. Beals Dorothy Toth Beasley Dr. & Ms. Bruce Beeber Wyndolyn C. Bell, M.D. Guy Benian Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mr. & Mrs. Reis Birdwhistell Ms. Kristin A. Birkness Rita Bissell Mr. Paul V. Black & Ms. Kristen Thornton-Webb Dr. R. Dwain Blackston, MD Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Bonapfel Mr. Randall Bonser Mrs. Herman Borenstein Mrs. Joy Borra Ms. Elaine Bourdeaux Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Mr. William Boyd Mr. Jackson P. Braddy Dr. Rafael L. Bras Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg James Bross Angel Brown & John Tully Thomas & Lucy Browning Mr. Michael P. Burns Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Mr. & Mrs. John F. Cahill

Don & Bev Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Mr. Sam Clapp Mr. Robert Clark Peggy & Tony Clarke Ms. Melodie H. Clayton Ms. Martha Clinkscale Mr. & Mrs. Alva C. Cobb* Dr. & Mrs. John T. Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cobb Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cochran, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cole Mr. David Collins Mr. Charles Cook Mrs. Fredrica C. Cox & Mrs. Nicolia C. Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Billy & Kay Crouch, K&J Title Works Gray & Marge Crouse Bob & Verdery Cunningham Mrs. & Mr. Ira Curry Mr. Daniel Dammann & Dr. Michael Zinsmeister Mr. Thomas Dasher Mr. Mark Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. Charles De Coquet & Ms. Maria de la Guardia Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Jeanne de Boer Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dishongh Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy G. Dunn Alton & Antoinette Earle Ms. Kimberley Eckhardt Mr. Ray Edge Mr. & Mrs. Holman Edmond, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry N. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. William D. Ellis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Erwin Ms. Jane E. Fahey & Mr. Emmet J. Bondurant II Martha & Mark Fair Ed & Judy Feldstein Dr. Marla Franks Mr. Jason Freeman Jim & Nan French Nola Frink Dr. & Dr. Richard G. Fritz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Frolik Mrs. Anda Gadidov

Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Ron D. George, State Farm Agent Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Gibbs Ms. Janice Gibson Pam & Robert Glustrom Ms. Jeanne Goldie David J. Goldsmith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Ms. Lottie B. Goodwin Ms. Cheryl Gosa Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb Mr. & Mrs. James N. Grace Ms. Lynn C. Grant Mr. William L. Green & Ms. Antoinette J. Earley Robert Greenblatt William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Mr. & Mrs. James J. Griffin Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann Dr. Marilla B. Guptil Dr. John & Victoria Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. John Hackett Stephen Hadler & Claudia Fedarko Dr. & Mrs. Karl S. Hagen Mr. & Mrs. James V. Hale* Ms. Sally Hale Ms. Alison E. Hall Mr. Erich Hantsch Mr. & Mrs. Pearce D. Hardwick Jim Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Kent Harrington Alan & Camille Harvey Robert J. Head Pamela P. & John A.* Helms Dr. Armand E. Hendee Mary M. Hendrix Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hendrix Rebecca J. Henry Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Greg L. & Mary Grace Heston Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Hicks Mr. & Mrs. Ludwick H. Hiers Walter Hill, MD Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. David Houser Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. & Ms. Kyle Howell Ms. Susan Hoy & Mr. Michael Tsurutis

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Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hughes Mr. & Mrs. R. William Ide, III Mr. & Ms. Philip J. Ihrig Chris & Beth Irwin Dr. Thomas Janter & Legrand Maness Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Philip Jardina Mrs. Vivian L. Jarman Mr. Robert L. Jeffrey Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Livingstone Johnson Mr. Melvin Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Roger Johnson Ms. Jonnie B. Johnston Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Milton H. Jones, Jr. Mr. W. Seaborn Jones Mr. & Mrs. Anita Kamenz Ms. Anita Kamenz Richard Kaplan & Sharon Neulinger Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Kauffman Ms. Georgia Keene Mr. & Mrs. Graham Kerr Dr. Fred E. Kiehle, III Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Dr. Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Sean Knowles Mr. & Mrs. Robert Koch Mr. & Mrs. Ryland Koets Dr. & Mrs. Ron Koger Susan & John Kokoszka Dr. Marjorie Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Kruger Mr. Peter B. LaHatte Mr. & Mrs. Eric Laing Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Ms. Olivia L. Lane Ms. Katherine Larder David R. Lardner & V. Catherine Falls Eric Larson Mr. Erik LaValle & Mr. Tom Klein Ms. Rhonda Lee & Mr. Claxton Underwood, Jr. Mr. Larry M. LeMaster Smith & Brooke Levenson Dr. & Mrs. Raphael S. Levine


S. Jarvin Levison Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. Richard Lightcap, III Ms. Mary C. Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Lipp Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Mr. John Little & Mrs. Kathleen Casses Mr. & Mrs. William M. Long Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. John Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Ms. Ellen B. Macht Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Mainzer Dr. Noble Maleque Jeffrey Manaloto Dr. Harvey Mannes Mr. Christopher D. Martin & Mrs. Pamela H. Martin Karen & Ace Martin Mr. John G. Massengale & Ms. Janet D. Gerard Arthur B. Mathews Mr. & Mrs. John Matwick Mr. Gerald May Sally & Allen McDaniel Mr. Laughlin McDonald Ms. Robin H. McDonald Mr. & Mrs. John C. McKibben Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Mr. Gary Meekins Ms. Catoria Menard David & Kara Miller Mr. David Miller Ms. Ruthie Miltenberger Mr. & Mrs. John T. Minor, III Mr & Mrs Robert Montague Mr. Charles W. Moore Ms. Alanna Morris Mr. Anthony D. Moyers & Mr. John Weiser Mr. & Mrs. E. Chris Muly David & Teresa Murray Dr. Albert A. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glen L. Nadel

Mr. William Necel David Neises Mr. Jon L Nelson David Perrin Nicholson & Raul Castro Dr. Julio E. Nunez & Mrs. Mercedes Nunez Stephan & Susan Nussrallah Dr. & Mrs. Seyhan Nuyan Mrs. Barbara J. Levin O’Riordan Dr. John D. Orme Debby & Bob Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. James Pack Mr. Steven Paille & Ms. Elizabeth Arnett Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Dana & Jon Parness Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Patrick Timothy J. & Meg Z. Peaden Charitable Fund Mr. Andreas Penninger Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Simon & Barbara Pines David & Diane Pitts Mr. Holger Plath & Mrs. Gayle Oliver Mr. Popowski Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Mr. Christopher Prangley Mr. Harry H. Pritchett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Penny & Jeff Raney Mr. & Mrs. William C. Rawson Dr. Tom S. Redmon & Dr. Esther S. Powers Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Reese Mr. & Mrs. Vic Reinhold Professor Maria Rey-Marston & Dr. Lee Marston Dr. Saundra Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Rollins Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Theodore J. Rosen Ms. Jane Royall

Dr. & Mrs. Tod Rubin Mr. William Sandidge & Ms. Nancy Koughan Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Schwarzer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Ms. Katherine Scott Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Serghi Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Shackelford Dr. E. Howard Shealy & Ms. Rise Spearman Dr. Steven L. Shore Ms. Yvonne H. Shore Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Bill & Susan Small Denise & Lexi Smith Ms. Ellen Smith Robert E. Smith & Janice B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. William J. Smith Mr. Nicholas Solis & Ms. Carma Graham Dr. Seymour & Helena Solodar Mr. & Mrs. Scott Spangenberg Dr. Herb & Cantor Jill Spasser Mr. & Mrs. Aaron C. Stambler Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Stern Ms. Phoebe Stevenson Esther & Jim Stokes Mr. Brian Storm Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Strahan Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Strickland Mr. Frederick Stuart Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Swain Dr. & Mrs. Julian W. Swann

Mr. Mike Sweeney & Ms. Monique Reller Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Mr. & Mrs. Cal W. Tax Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Christopher Thurman & Logan Nelson C. Barry & Louisa Titus Mr. David E. Todd Roger & Brenda Torri Mr. Joseph Trevino & Ms. Catherine Seawright Mr. Jermaine Trott Duane P. Truex III Ms. Joanne Truffelman Kim Uhas Mr. John M. Vacher & Ms. Hildegarde Gray Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Van Dresser Dr. & Mrs. Cal VanderPlate Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Mrs. Joyce Vroon Ms. Linda A. Walker Ms. Mary Lillian Walker & Mr. Sean R. Smith Mr. John Warthen Mr. Edward Weinberg Drs. Edward & Roberta Weintraut Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wellborn Mrs. Katherine W. Williams Reverend & Mrs. Williamson Mrs. Lane Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Randolph G. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Jack Winchester Elliott & Susan Winton Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Wisniewski Harold & Jane Wyatt Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Yahm Hongqiao Zhang & Nick Valentino Ms. Christina K. Zierau & Mr. Robert M. Andrews

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

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H E N RY S O P K I N CIRCLE

Barbara & John Henigbaum Jill• & Jennings• Hertz Mr. Albert L. Hibbard Richard E. Hodges Named for the Atlanta Symphony Mr. & Mrs. Orchestra’s founding Music Director, Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr.• & Mrs. the HENRY SOPKIN CIRCLE Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. celebrates cherished individuals Jim• & Barbara Hund and families who have made a Clayton F. Jackson planned gift to the Atlanta Mary B. James Mr. Calvert Johnson & Symphony Orchestra. These special Mr. Kenneth Dutter donors preserve the Orchestra’s deForest F. Jurkiewicz• foundation and ensure success Herb• & Hazel Karp for future generations. Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen• A Friend of the Dr. John W. Cooledge Kitchell Symphony (21) Mr. & Mrs. William R. Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Madeline & Howell E. Cummickel Miss Florence Kopleff• Adams, Jr. John R. Donnell Mr. Robert Lamy Mr.• & Mrs. Dixon W. Driggs• John E. Aderhold Pamela Johnson Drummond James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Mr. & Mrs. Mrs. Kathryn E. Duggleby Ronald R. Antinori Catherine Warren Dukehart Lucy Russell Lee• & Gary Lee, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Ms. Diane Durgin Ione & John Lee Mr. Charles D. Belcher• Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Mr. Larry M. LeMaster Neil H. Berman Francine D. Dykes Mr.• & Mrs.• Susan & Jack Bertram Arnold & Sylvia Eaves William C. Lester Mr.• & Mrs.• Mr. & Mrs. Liz & Jay• Levine Karl A. Bevins Robert G. Edge Robert M. Lewis, Jr. The Estate of Donald S. & Elizabeth Etoll Carroll & Ruth Liller Joyce Bickers Mr. Doyle Faler Ms. Joanne Lincoln• Ms. Page Bishop Brien P. Faucett Jane Little• Mr.• & Mrs. Sol Blaine Dr. Emile T. Fisher Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Rita & Herschel Bloom Moniqua N Fladger The Estate of Mrs. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Flower Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder Gilbert H. Boggs, Jr. K Maier A. D. Frazier, Jr. W. Moses Bond John W. Markham Nola Frink Mr.• & Mrs. Mrs. Ann B. Martin Betty & Drew• Fuller Robert C. Boozer Linda & John Matthews Sally & Carl Gable Elinor A. Breman• Mr. Michael A. William & Carolyn Gaik James C. Buggs• McDowell, Jr. Dr. John W. Gamwell Mr. & Mrs.• Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr.• & Mrs. Richard H. Burgin Richard & Shirley McGinnis L.L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Hugh W. Burke John & Clodagh Miller Ruth Gershon & Mr. & Mrs. William Buss Ms. Vera Milner Sandy Cohn Wilber W. Caldwell Mrs. Gene Morse• Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Ms. Janice Murphy• Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Mrs. David Goldwasser Cynthia & Donald Carson Stephen L. Naman Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Mrs. Jane Celler• Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Billie & Sig Guthman Lenore Cicchese• Mrs. Amy W. Norman• Betty G.• & Margie & Pierce Cline Galen Oelkers Joseph• F. Haas Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Roger B. Orloff James & Virginia Hale Clinkscales, Jr. Dr. Bernard• & Ms. Alice Ann Hamilton Robert Boston Colgin Sandra Palay Dr. Charles H. Hamilton Mrs. Mary Frances Sally & Pete Parsonsons Sally & Paul• Hawkins Evans Comstock• Dan R. Payne Miriam• & John A.• Conant John & Martha Head Bill Perkins Ms. Jeannie Hearn•

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Mrs. Lela May Perry• Mr.• & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce• Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Ms. Judy L. Reed• Carl J. Reith• Mr. Philip A. Rhodes 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 Bill & Rachel Schultz Mrs. Joan C. Schweitzer June & John Scott Edward G. Scruggs• Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. W. G. Shaefer, Jr. Charles H. Siegel• Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Ms. Margo Sommers Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Mr. Daniel D. Stanley Gail & Loren Starr Peter James Stelling Ms. Barbara Stewart C. Mack• & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret• & Randolph• Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Mr. Steven R. Tunnell Mr. & Mrs. John B. Uttenhove Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace Mr. Robert Wardle, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair & Dick White Mr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil• Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mrs. Elin M. Winn Ms. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.• & Mrs.• Charles R. Yates •Deceased


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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually making a significant investment in 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 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+ A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

$500,000+

$300,000+

A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Farideh and Al Azadi

Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family The Home Depot Foundation Estate of Dr. Luella Klein The SKK Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation SunTrust Teammates

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Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased

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THE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE We are deeply grateful to the Benefactor Circle members, who generously contribute more than $100,000 annually enterprise-wide, investing in the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art.

$200,000+

$100,000+

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot The Shubert Foundation Susan and Tom* Wardell

1180 Peachtree The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Sandra and Dan Baldwin Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund CIBC Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation | Dan W. Boone III Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable

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WestRock Company William Randolph Hearst Foundations Wish Foundation

Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased

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

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

SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000. Tue - Sat: noon – 6pm; Sun: noon – 5pm. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis. All single-ticket sales are final.

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WWW.ATLANTASYMPHONY.ORG Order anytime, any day. Service charge applies. WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open Tue - Sat: noon – 6pm; Sun: noon – 5pm. Please note: No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs are subject to change.

DONATE Donations to the ASO allow us to broaden our audiences locally and globally, reach greater artistic heights, and transform lives through the power of our music. To make a gift, please call 404.744.5079 or visit aso.org/give.

ASO | GENERAL INFO LATE SEATING Patrons arriving late will be seated at an appropriate interval in the concert program, determined by the House Manager. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Late comers may be seated in the back, out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons.

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

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HERO

OCT 17/19 | Thu/Sat: 8pm MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) Edo de Waart, conductor Ronald Brautigam, piano David Coucheron, violin

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Exhilaration OCT 3/5 | Thu/Sat: 8pm WAGNER: Preludes to Acts I & III of Lohengrin BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Robert Spano, conductor Tengku Irfan, piano with the

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FAMILY CONCERT

Superheroes & Villains

OCT 20 | Sun: 1:30 & 3pm Stephen Mulligan, conductor OCT 31/NOV 2 | Thu/Sat: 8pm WAGNER: Orchestral excerpts from Parsifal KORNGOLD: Lieder des Abschieds BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 Donald Runnicles, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

An Ode to Old

Vienna

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ASO | STAFF EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament executive director

Stephanie Smith executive assistant

Tasha Cooksey executive services office assistant

Sarah Wilson assistant

David Daly symphony hall project coordinator

ARTISTIC Elena Dubinets chief artistic officer

Jeffrey Baxter choral administrator

Cynthia Harris artist liaison

Christopher McLaughlin manager of artistic administration

Ken Meltzer program annotator

Bob Scarr archives program manager

Carol Wyatt executive assistant to the music director

&

principal guest

conductor

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Elena Dubinets

Ruthie Miltenberger manager of family programs

Tyrone Webb manager of education

& community Ryan Walks

programs

SALES & REVENUE MANAGEMENT Russell Wheeler

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Susan Ambo

senior director

chief financial officer

of sales

&

patron

Pam Kruseck

Kim Hielsberg

talent development

director of patron

senior director of

program manager

experience

financial planning

&

season

Jesse Pace

& analysis V.S. Jones

manager of patron

symphony store

experience and season

Shannon McCown

tickets

DEVELOPMENT Grace Sipusic vice president of development

tickets

Elizabeth Arnett

Gokul Parasuram

director of

data analyst

development

Robin Smith

Nancy Field

patron services

manager of grants

&

communications

William Keene manager of leadership and individual giving

Dana Parness individual giving coordinator

James Paulk annual giving officer

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Tammy Hawk

&

season tickets

patron services assistant

OPERATIONS Sameed Afghani

staff accountant

April Satterfield controller

senior director

Lisa Eng multimedia creative manager

Christine Lawrence

general manager

associate director of

Paul Barrett

guest services

senior production

Joanne Lerner

senior director

stage manager

event coordinator

of marketing

Tyler Benware

Clay Schell

&

communications

KC Commander

operations manager

consultant

Megan Brook

William Strawn

assistant personnel

associate marketing

specialist

manager

manager

Elizabeth Daniell

Joseph Brooks

Michael Tamucci Event Coordinator

digital marketing

communications

assistant stage manager

Kaitlin Gress

director of multimedia

Richard Carvlin

interim director of

technology

education and manager

Caitlin Hutchinson

education concerts

Brandi Reed

Christopher Stephens ATLANTA SYMPHONY group & corporate HALL LIVE sales manager Nicole Panunti Kelsey Woods

Adam Fenton

managing producer of

office manager

associate

manager

Tiffany I. M. Jones

of business

development

chief artistic officer

of asyo

& v.p.

engagement

marketing coordinator

Natacha McLeod director of marketing

- aso & live Robert Phipps

stage manager

Robert Darby stage technician

Victoria Moore director of orchestra personnel

Daniel Stupin stage technician

publications director

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Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

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This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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