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From Santa Claus and elves, to menorahs and nativities, they surround us each holiday season. By Noel Jingle Festivus

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ASO | Music Director Robert Spano


ecognized as one of the most imaginative conductors of his generation, Robert Spano is currently in his 13th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), where he has created a sense of inclusion, warmth, and community unique among American orchestras.

Under Mr. Spano’s guidance, the ASO and its audiences explore a creative programming mix. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects his commitment to American contemporary music, thus defining a new generation of American composers. He has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah Music Festivals.  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, including Aspen’s American Academy of Conducting. Guest engagements include the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, as well as Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has conducted for Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera Ring cycles. 

Mr. Spano is on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory, and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University, and Oberlin. Mr. Spano served as director of the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 and 2004, and from 1996 to 2004 was Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He headed the Conducting Fellowship Program at the Tanglewood Music Center from 1998 to 2002. In May 2009, Mr. Spano was awarded Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.

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With an extensive discography of 21 recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon, and ASO Media, Mr. Spano has garnered six Grammy Awards. Dedicated to pedagogy and multi-disciplinary studies, he has lectured on “Community” for TEDx and recently completed a three-year residency at Emory University. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Paul R. Garcia Carol Green Gellerstedt Virginia A. Hepner* Landel C. Hobbs Tad Hutcheson Roya Irvani Clayton F. Jackson Mark Kistulinec Steve Koonin Carrie Kurlander Edward A. Labry III James H. Landon Michael Lang † Donna Lee Kelly L. Loeffler

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Directors Jim Abrahamson Neil H. Berman Paul Blackney † Mary Rockett Brock Janine Brown C. Merrell Calhoun Bill Carey S. Wright Caughman, M.D. Ronald M. Cofield Sylvia Davidson* Carlos del Rio, M.D. Lynn Eden Gary P. Fayard Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. †

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Robert Spano Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair * Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair *


Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor Jere Flint Staff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair*

MICHAEL Norman Mackenzie KRAJEWSKI Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair






David Coucheron Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair* The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair* William Pu Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair* Justin Bruns Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Anastasia Agapova Carolyn Toll Hancock John Meisner Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Denise Berginson Smith Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich

David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair* Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair* Jay Christy Assistant Principal Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift David Dillard Eleanor Kosek Ruth Ann Little Thomas O’Donnell Ronda Respess Frank Walton


Judith Cox Raymond Leung Sanford Salzinger


Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair* Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair * Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin





Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair* Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair* Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus Joel Dallow Jere Flint Jennifer Humphreys Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner

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Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair* Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch • Carl David Hall


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Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair* Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson


Carl Nitchie Principal Elizabeth Burkhardt Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar


Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair* William Wilder Assistant Principal

Rebecca Beavers Principal Nicole Jordan Assistant Principal Librarian

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T®aditions From Santa Claus and elves, to menorahs and nativities, they surround us each holiday season. by Noel Jingle Festivus


recently spent some time talking to various Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians, chorus members, student musicians, donors, and staff to learn what traditions live among the “ASO Family.” I heard about traditional visits to the stunning Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier; taking grandkids for a ride on the Pink Pig; watching the Children’s

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Christmas Parade on Peachtree Street; and attending the lighting of Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square. Others said they take aspiring ballerinas to the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker; enjoy the Alliance Theatre’s annual “A Christmas Carol”; or, naturally, take in the traditional “Christmas with the ASO,” created by former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw.


y family and I have a Christmas tradition which we do every year. When wrapping gifts, we try to disguise them by wrapping them in odd shapes, with extra weight...anything to make the gift as confusing and misleading as possible. Sometimes it can be simple, but other times a gift can have up to 10 layers of deception. It can make the giftopening process extremely fun!”


While I can’t share all I learned, some highlights and favorite traditions are included below. I hope you enjoy reading these, and I hope you will continue to make these holiday concerts one of your favorite holiday traditions.

–Stuart Stephenson, ASO Principal Trumpet

Now, let’s be honest. Some holiday memories are just funny. One staffer told me she and her sister once had to enlist a neighbor to save their babysitter from under a fully-decorated Christmas tree that had fallen on her. Another shared how a Christmas Eve was spent on a 20-degree deck after the house filled smoke because her father-in-law forgot to open the fireplace flue! And let’s not forget the tale of a Christmas Eve service in which the incense was a bit strong. So strong, in fact, it set off the fire alarm in the church, causing the congregation to evacuate. It’s okay to laugh — these are the things holiday memories are made of.


his year marks the 25th anniversary of my favorite holiday tradition: the annual Poe family Christmas party. Now with 18 kinds of cheesecake and another dozen varieties of cookies and cakes —all homemade by my family— our spread of sweets is unrivaled. People have been known to fly in from across the country for the occasion, which has become an essential part of many other families’ traditions as well. There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with dear friends, delicious desserts, and a glass of champagne!” –Kathleen Poe Ross, ASO Chorus Member | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17

“God Jul och Gott nytt år” — Lauren Turner Nathan Zgnoc | Lauren Turner (R)


hanukah has always been one of our favorite holidays. Though the season is cold, Chanukah is one of the warmest of our holiday traditions… with a focus on celebrating family — from newborn babies to great-grandparents. Beginning decades ago, we would gather around the piano while my father played a traditional Chanukah song. We lit the Menorah candles and exchanged gifts; there were screams of joy. We gave thanks for good health, happiness and the blessings of family. The tradition continues to this day as more than 20 people gather at Great Grandma’s house this year.”


–Deedee & Marc Hamburger, ASO Donors



veryone in our family played an instrument growing up, so every Christmas my Uncle Everitt puts together our family band. We set up in Grandma Lucille’s living room and play together. The day after Christmas is our annual family ping-pong tournament. If you win, you get your name on the wall and everything! My cousin, Brandon Craswell — UGA trumpet professor and frequent ASO substitute musician — is the all-time winner and I’m the all-time runner up!” –Nathan Zgonc, ASO Trombone

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very holiday season, my family loves to put together thousand-piece Christmas puzzles. Spreading the puzzle pieces all over the coffee table and putting them together by lamplight signals the definite start of Christmas. We stay up late every night until it is finished, and then go and buy another one. Often times, we like to glue and frame the puzzles, but not before writing the date we finished it on the back. This way we can always remember the fun we had spending time together during the Christmas season.” –Leah Bonas, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Violinist

very Christmas season, my family begins by celebrating the Swedish Festival of Lights: St. Lucia. Then on Christmas Eve, we have a massive Swedish smörgåsbord with an abundance of cheeses, Swedish meatballs, lutefisk, and Glögg. In Swedish we say ‘God Jul och Gott nytt år’ for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” –Lauren Turner, ASO Associate Manger of Individual Giving

From our “ASO Family” to yours, happy holidays!

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Norman Mackenzie, Conductor Jeanine De Bique, Soprano Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano Thomas Glenn, Tenor Gerard Sundberg, Bass Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) Part II of Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248 (1734) 33 MIN



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NOTES ON THE PROGRAM JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) Part II of Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248 (1734) Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, and died in Leipzig, Germany, on July 28, 1750. The first performance of the Christmas Oratorio took place in Leipzig during the period from December 25, 1734, to January 6, 1735. The Christmas Oratorio is scored for solo soprano,

alto, tenor and bass, mixed chorus, two flutes, four oboes, two oboe d’amore, two oboe da caccia, bassoon, two horns, three trumpets, timpani, continuo, and strings.


ohann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is one of three works (the others being the Easter and Ascension Oratorios, BWV Nos. 249 and 11) composed between 1734-36 for performance, during festival occasions in the city of Leipzig. The Christmas Oratorio was first presented during the Christmas season of 1734-35. The work is divided into six parts. An individual section was presented during each of the following holidays: the first three days of Christmas, the Feast of the Circumcision, the Sunday after New Year and the Feast of the Epiphany. As was the custom, the Christmas Oratorio was performed in both of Leipzig’s main churches, although worshippers could hear parts III and V only at the Nikolaikirche. Despite the six-part division and presentation of the work, Bach clearly envisioned the Christmas Oratorio as a unified opus. In the score’s title page, Bach refers to the work as an “Oratorium Tempore Nativitatis Christi.” The use of the word “Oratorio” denotes an organic work divided into six movements, as opposed to six independent cantatas. This sense of unity is further demonstrated by the relationship of the keys between the various Parts (D-G-D-F-A-D) that clearly establishes D Major as the Christmas Oratorio’s tonal base. Moreover, the initial chorale melody of Part I (No. 5: “Wie soll dich empfangen”) returns in triumphant form to conclude the Oratorio’s Sixth and Final Part (No. 64: “Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen”).

It is not entirely certain who fashioned the libretto for the Christmas Oratorio. Most scholars identify the librettist as Christian Friedrich Henrici (pen name Picander), who composed the texts for several Bach compositions, including the St. Matthew Passion. However, those scholars are also quick to note the text of the Christmas Oratorio is not included among Picander’s published works. The central biblical narrative of the Christmas Oratorio is derived from the Gospels of St. Luke (2:1, 3-21) and St. Matthew (2:1-12), relating the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, up to and including the worship of the Child by the Three Wise Men. Chorales and original poetic writings, known as “free verse,” serve to reflect and embellish the biblical text. This concert will feature Parts II of the Christmas Oratorio, based upon the Gospel According to St. Luke, 2: 8-14. For the most part, the Evangelist (tenor) declaims the biblical text. Striking exeptions occur as the Angel brings the people “tidings of great joy” (No. 13) and when the “multitude of the heavenly host” (Chorus) proclaims “Glory be to God in the highest” (No. 21). The music for the vocal soloists requires the utmost in flexibility, beauty of tone, and clarity of declamation. Bach also takes great care to create an instrumental palette that reflects the mood and spirit of the narrative. For example, Part II, relating the discovery of Christ’s birth by the shepherds, is decidedly pastoral in nature, with prominent use of the woodwinds. And of course, at the center of the glorious setting of this magnificent story rests the voice of the people, portrayed through Bach’s incomparable choral writing.

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Part II

Am zweiten Weihnachtsfeiertage Lukas 2: 8-14

For the Second Day of Christmas St. Luke 2: 8-14

10. Sinfonia

10. Sinfonia

11. Rezitativ, Evangelist

11. Recitative, Evangelist

Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend auf dem Felde bei den Hürden, die hüteten des Nachts ihre Herde. Und siehe, des Herren Engel trat zu ihnen, und die Klarheit des Herren leuchtet um sie, und sie furchten sich sehr.

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.

12. Choral

12. Chorale

Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht, Und lass den Himmel tagen! Du Hirtenvolk, erschrecke nicht, Weil dir die Engel sagen, Dass dieses schwache Knäbelein Soll unser Trost und Freude sein, Dazu den Satan zwingen Und letzlich Frieden bringen.

Break forth, o beautiful morning light, And let the heavens dawn! You shepherd folk, be not afraid, Because the angel tells you, That this helpless babe Shall be our comfort and our joy, Here to conquer Satan And bring peace at last.

13. Rezitativ

13. Recitative, Evangelist, Angel



Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen: DER ENGEL

Fürchtet euch nicht, siehe, ich verkündige euch grosse Freude, die allem Volke widerfahren wird. Denn euch ist heute der Heiland geboren, welcher ist Christus, der Herr, in der Stadt David. 14. Rezitativ

Was Gott dem Abraham verheissen, Das lässt er nun dem Hirtenchor Erfüllt erweisen, Ein Hirt hat alles das zuvor Von Gott erfahren müssen. Und nun muss auch Hirt die Tat, Was er damals versprochen hat, Zuerst erfüllet wissen. 24 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

And the angel said unto them: ANGEL

Fear not; behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 14. Recitative, Bass

What God did promise to Abraham, He now lets be revealed to the Shepherd band, fulfilled. A shepherd once before had to learn all this from God; and now also must a shepherd first know the act fulfilled which He then promised.

No. 15. Aria, Tenor

Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet, Eh’ ihr euch zu lang verweilet, Eilt, das holde Kind zu sehn. Geht, die Freude heisst zu schön, Sucht die Anmut zu gewinnen, Geht und labet Herz und Sinnen!

Joyful shepherds, haste, oh haste, before you tarry too long, haste to see the beautiful child. Go, the joy is all too fair, seek to win grace, go and comfort heart and spirit.

16. Rezitativ, Evangelist

No. 16. Recitative, Evangelist

Und das habt zum Zeichen: Ihr werdet finden das Kind in Windeln gewickelt und in einer Krippen liegen.

And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

17. Choral

No. 17. Chorale

Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall, Dess’ Herrschaft gehet überall. Da Speise vormals sucht ein Rind, Da ruhet jetzt der Jungfrau’n Kind.

Behold here, in a dark stable lies the One who has dominion over all. Where before an ox sought food, there now rests the Virgin’s child.

18. Rezitativ, Bass

No. 18. Recitative, Bass

So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht, Dass ihr das Wunder seht; Und findet ihr des Höchsten Sohn In einer harten Krippe liegen, So singet ihm bei seiner Wiegen Aus einem süssen Ton Und mit gesamtem Chor Dies Lied zur Ruhe vor!

So go then there, you shepherds, go, that you may see the miracle: and when you find the Son most high lying in a hard manger, then sing to Him by His cradle, with sweet tones and with a full choir, this song of rest bring!

19. Arie, Alt

No. 19. Aria, Mezzo-Soprano

Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh, Wache nach diesem vor aller Gedeihen! Labe die Brust, Empfinde die Lust, Wo wir unser Herz erfreuen!

Sleep, my Dearest, enjoy Your rest, Wake to watch over the wellbeing of all! Lighten Your breast, find joy, where our hearts are gladdened!

20. Rezitativ, Evangelist

No. 20. Recitative, Evangelist

Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel die Menge der himmlischen Heerscharen, die lobten Gott und sprachen:

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying:

21. Chor

No. 21. Chorus

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe und Friede auf Erden und den Menschen ein Wohlgefallen.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25

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No. 22. Recitative, Bass

So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet, Dass es uns heut so schön gelinget! Auf denn! wir stimmen mit euch ein, Uns kann es, so wie euch, erfreun.

So it is right, you angels, rejoice and sing, that things have turned out so well for us today! Up then! We will join our voices with yours, for we can rejoice just as you.

23. Choral

Wir singen dir in deinem Heer Aus aller Kraft Lob, Preis und Ehr, Dass du, o lang gewünschter Gast, Dich nunmehr eingestellet hast.

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759 Christmas Portion and “Hallelujah!” Chorus from Messiah (1742) George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February 23, 1685, and died in London, England, on April 14, 1759. The first performance of Messiah took place at the New Music Hall on Fishamble Street, Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742. Messiah is scored for solo soprano, alto, tenor and bass, mixed chorus, two oboes, two bassoons, two trumpets, timpani, organ, continuo, and strings. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Recording: Robert Shaw, Conductor (Telarc CD-80093, 2 discs)


he creation of George Frideric Handel’s most beloved work, Messiah, took place during a challenging period in the composer’s life. The steady decline in London of the popularity of Italian opera had caused Handel tremendous financial hardship. In addition, Handel’s rigorous work schedule had taken a profound toll on the compos26 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

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We sing to You in Your host with all our strength: laud, praise and glory, that You, o long-desired Guest, has now appeared.

er’s health. By the summer of 1741, a period of lethargy had set in. It was at this point that Handel received a libretto for a new work, an oratorio based upon the birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The author of the libretto was Charles Jennens, who collaborated with Handel on several oratorios. Handel began composition of Messiah on August 22, 1741. There seems to be no question that the libretto, based upon the Old and New Testaments, proved to be a source of majestic inspiration. Handel, working at a lightning pace, composed Messiah in just 24 days. Once Handel completed Messiah, he focused his attention upon Samson, another oratorio inspired by the Bible. It was during this period that Handel accepted an invitation to travel to Dublin for a series of concerts in aid of charity. In November, Handel set sail for Dublin, bringing with him several works for performance at the charity concerts. Among those works was Messiah.

Many Ladies and Gentlemen who are well-wishers to this Noble and Grand Charity for which this Oratorio was composed, request it as a Favour, that the Ladies who honour this Performance with their Presence would be pleased to come without Hoops, as it will greatly increase the Charity, by making room for more company.

that the London public accorded Handel’s Messiah a mixed reception. However, at least according to one observer, those in attendance —including a very prominent member of the audience— were particularly moved by a portion of the oratorio. This resulted in the birth of a tradition that continues to this day: “When the chorus struck up ‘for the Lord God Omnipotent’ (in the ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus), they were so transported that they all together, with the King (who happened to be present), started up and remained standing till the chorus ended.”

On April 6, 1759, Handel made his final public appearance, conducting a London performance of Messiah. Eight days later, Handel was dead at the age of 74. The funeral, held in Westminster Abbey, attractThe performance was a tremendous success. ed an estimated 3,000 mourners. Three As the Dublin Journal reported: years later, the great church unveiled a (T)he best Judges allowed (Messiah) to be monument to Handel, created by the French the most finished piece of music. Words sculptor, Louis François Roubiliac. The are wanting to express the exquisite monument depicts Handel, holding the Delight it afforded to the admiring score of Messiah. Overhead, an angel plays crowded audience. The Sublime, the a lyre. The score is opened to the soprano Grand, and the Tender, adapted to the solo that serves to begin the oratorio’s Third most elevated, majestic and moving Part: “I know that my redeemer liveth, and Words, conspired to transport and that He shall stand at the latter day upon charm the ravished Heart and Ear. It the earth.” is but justice to Mr. Handel, that the This concert features Part I, the Christmas World should know, he generously gave Portion, of Messiah, as well as the the Money arising from this Grand “Hallelujah!” Chorus from Part II. Performance, to be equally shared by the Society for relieving Prisoners, the Charitable Infirmary, the Mercer’s Hospital, for which they will ever gratefully remember his Name… Gentlemen were also requested to refrain from bringing their swords to the performance, again for the purpose of increasing the audience capacity.

The London premiere of Messiah, which took place at Covent Garden on March 23, 1743, was more problematic. It appears | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27

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The premiere of Messiah took place at Dublin’s New Music Hall in Fishamble Street on April 13, 1742. Three days prior to the performance, the Dublin Journal printed the following admonition:

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ASO | 12.5/7 | program Messiah Music by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Texts selected from Holy Scripture by Charles Jennens (1700-1773) Part I Sinfonia TENOR

Comfort ye my people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low: the crooked straight and the rough places plain. [Isaiah 40:1-4] CHORUS

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. [Isaiah 40:5] BASS

Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: Yet once a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea and the dry land, and I will shake all nations, and the desire of nations shall come. The Lord whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, 28 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. [Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1] ALTO

But who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire. [Malachi 3:2] CHORUS

And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. [Malachi 3:3] ALTO

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, God with us. [Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23] ALTO AND CHORUS

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah: Behold your God! Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. [Isaiah 40:9; 60:1] BASS

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. [Isaiah 60:2-3]

[Luke 2:14]

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. [Isaiah 9:2 (Matthew 3:16)]



For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. [Isaiah 9:6] Pastoral Symphony SOPRANO

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them: Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying: [Luke 2:8-11,13] CHORUS

Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem, behold, thy King cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen. [Zechariah 9:9-10] ALTO

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. [Isaiah 35:5-6] ALTO AND SOPRANO

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Come unto Him, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for he is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [Isaiah 40:11; Matthew 11:28-29] CHORUS

His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light. [Matthew 11:30] CHORUS

Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. [Revelation 19:6; 11:15; 19:16] | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29

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tlanta Symphony Orchestra Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie is recognized as one of the leading choral directors in the country, and was hailed by The New York Times as legendary choral conductor Robert Shaw’s designated successor. Dedicated to preserving and continuing Mr. Shaw’s techniques, Mr. Mackenzie prepares the Choruses for all concerts and recordings, conducts holiday concerts, and works closely with ASO Music Director Robert Spano, and commissioned-composers, in the creation and premiere of new works. Mr. Mackenzie has been in his position since 2000 and holds the endowed Frannie and Bill Graves Chair.


In his 14-year association with Mr. Shaw (1985-1999), Mr. Mackenzie was keyboardist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, principal accompanist for the ASO Choruses, and ultimately assistant choral conductor. In addition, he was musical assistant and accompanist for the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, the Robert Shaw Institute Summer Choral Festivals in France and the United States, and the famed Shaw/ Carnegie Hall Choral Workshops. Mr. Mackenzie’s work with the Chorus earned dual GRAMMY® Awards for the 2003 ASO and Chorus recording of A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams: Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance. The ASO Chorus, under Mr. Mackenzie, received another GRAMMY® in 2005 for Best Choral Performance for the Berlioz 30 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Requiem, and again in 2007 for Best Opera Recording with Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar. Mr. Mackenzie also serves as Director of Music and Fine Arts for Atlanta’s Trinity Presbyterian Church, and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule. JEANINE DE BIQUE, Soprano


n 2013-14 Jeanine De Bique debuts as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette with the St. Petersburg Opera; as Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Royal Danish Opera; as Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Central City Opera; sings “Exultate Jubilate” with the Sinfonia Rotterdam at the Concertgebouw; performs with the North Netherlands Orchestra; and sings in recital at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Recently she sang Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with L’Opéra et Orchestre de Montpellier, and gave recitals in the Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Hall and the Embassy Series in Washington, D.C. In Europe she has sung Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Ada in Wagner’s Die Feen with Wiener Staatsoper; Sophie in Werther with the Basel Opera; and as soloist in Brahms’s Ein Deutsche Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic. Other highlights include the title role in L’Incoronazione di Poppea and La Princesse in L’enfant et les sortileges with the Chautauqua Music Program; and soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the New York Philharmonic, under Lorin Maazel. In recital she has sung at the University of Florida, Macomb, Mondavi, and Washington (State) centers




for the performing arts. Winner of the 200809 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Paul A. Fish Memorial First Prize, she made her recital debuts in the YCA Series at Merkin Concert Hall (NY) and the Kennedy Center. KELLEY O’CONNOR, Mezzo-Soprano


ossessing a voice of uncommon allure, musical sophistication far beyond her years, and intuitive and innate dramatic artistry, the Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor has emerged as one of the most compelling performers of her generation. Performances this season include the world premiere of John Harbison’s Crossroads with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, Lieberson’s Neruda Songs with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Joana Carneiro, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Miss O’Connor joins Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra for an international tour of Beethoven’s Mass in C, a work that also serves for her return to the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. She collaborates with Vladimir Jurowski for the first time in performances of John Adams’s El Niño with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The artist returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody led by Donald Runnicles as well as to the National Symphony Orchestra in performances of El amor brujo conducted by the venerable Spanish maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. 32 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Her discography includes Lieberson’s Neruda Songs and Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, as well as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. THOMAS GLENN, Tenor


enor Thomas Glenn began his solo career singing the Evangelist roles in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions of J.S. Bach. He continues to sing with institutions like The Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Colorado Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and Marin Symphony. He graduated from the Adler Fellowship program at San Francisco Opera, where on the Mainstage he portrayed Maintop in Billy Budd, Trabuco in La forza del destino, and the Steersman in Der  Filegende Holländer. Also at San Francisco Opera, Mr. Glenn created the role of Physicist Robert Wilson in the world premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic. He reprised this role at the Netherlands Opera in 2007 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2007/2008, at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 2008, and the English National Opera in 2009. Mr. Glenn’s favorite operatic repertoire includes works of Mozart; Tamino in Die Zauberöte and the title role in La clemenza di Tito, as well as Italian bel canto roles such as Nemorino in Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’amore and Tebaldo in Bellini’s I capuleti


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ASO | 12.5/7 | guests e i montecchi, but equally, has a great love of twentieth-century operas, particularly those of Britten, Stravinsky, Janá˘cek, and Tchaikovsky.

Gesellen with the Rockford (IL) Symphony; Haydn’s Creation with Duke University; Beethoven’s Mass in C, Michael Haydn’s Te Deum in C, and Mendelssohn’s Chorale Cantata Ach Got, vom Himmel sieh darein with the Downers Grove Choral Society (IL); Bach’s Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 with the Peoria Bach Festival (IL).

Mr. Thomas holds three degrees in music performance: a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from University of Michigan and a doctorate degree from Florida State University. He is also the 2007 Winner of the Concours Dr. Sundberg is a graduate of Bethel College International de Chant Lyrique de Canari. (St. Paul, MN), and holds both Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts GERARD SUNDBERG, Bass degrees from the University of Minnesota, erformances for the 2012-13 sea- where he studied voice with Clifton Ware son included Beethoven’s Mass in C and Roy Schuessler. He is presently Professor and Vaughan Williams’s Mystical Songs of Voice at Wheaton Conservatory of Music with Chicago Mastersingers; Brahms’s (Wheaton, IL), where he teaches studio voice Ein Deutsches Requiem with Bradley and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Sundberg is also University; Bach’s “Gloria” of B Minor an active church musician, and vocal and Mass and Handel’s Messiah with the choral clinician. His three recordings are Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; “Singer on a Journey,” including four sacred Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with Ars Viva song cycles by Brahms, Beethoven, Vaughan Orchestra (Chicago); Mozart’s Coronation Williams, and Carlisle Floyd; “Songs for Mass and Litany with St. Charles Singers the Journey,” and “Songs Through Endless (IL); Bach’s Johannes-Passion with the Ages,” including arrangements by Edwin Chicago Chorale; Brahms’s Requiem with Childs of hymns and gospel songs. Milwaukee Symphony; Bach’s cantatas BWV 70 and 131 with Peoria Bach Festival, (IL); and Brahms’s Requiem with the Bordeaux Symphony (Bordeaux, France).


This season (201314) includes Duruflé’s Requiem with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Bel Canto Chorus; Brahms’s Triumphlied with the Chicago Master Singers; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Handel’s Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden 34 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |


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ithin the larger Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 called the ASO Chamber Chorus. The Chamber Chorus, which was formed before the larger Chorus in 1967, performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters such as Osvaldo Golijov, Tavener, Pärt, Stephen Paulus, Christopher Theofanidis, and Britten. The Chamber Chorus has appeared with the ASO and Music Director Robert Spano in California’s Ojai Festival, participated in multiple recordings with the ASO, and has made several Carnegie Hall appearances, which include performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor, the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, and Magnificat; the Rachmaninoff Vespers, and the Mozart/Levin Requiem. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator The Florence Kopleff Chair

David Brensinger, Accompanist





Michelle Griffin Kathleen Kelly-George Mindy Margolis Erin McPherson Rachel O’Dell Arietha Lockhart ** Alexis Lundy Joneen Padgett Lisa Rader Anne-Marie Spalinger Catherine Steen Lykins Allegra Whitney Kara Mia Wray

Michelle Austin Ana Baida Donna Carter-Wood * Marcia Chandler Laurie Cronin Holly McCarren Meredith McCoy Linda Morgan ** Katherine Murray * Dominique PetiteChabukswar Brenda Pruitt * Laura Rappold Kathleen Poe Ross Diana Strommen Sarah Ward Carol Wyatt

Jeffrey Baxter ** David Blalock ** John Brandt * Justin Cornelius Phillip Crumbly * Jeffrey Daniel Alfredo Edwards Leif Gilbert-Hansen John-Alan Gourdine Keith Langston Clinton Miller Christopher Patton Wesley Stoner Mark Warden Caleb Waters

Michael Arens * Daniel Bastian Robert Bolyard Russell Cason * Trey Clegg Steven Darst * Robert Figueroa Timothy Gunter Philip Jones Jason Maynard Stephen Ozcomert * Kendric Smith ** Edgie Wallace Edward Watkins **

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Presented by:


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Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

Coca-Cola Holiday Concert ASO Gospel Christmas Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Vincent Danner, Conductor Atlanta Gospel Choir



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Come, O Come Emmanuel


Let Us Adore Him

JOHN P. KEE (arr. Richens)


Oh, What a Pretty Little Baby



Polonaise from “Christmas Eve”



Siyahamba TRADITIONAL ZULU (“We Are Marching In the Light of God”)


The Little Drummer Boy



Christmas Is Jesus Christ

JOHN P. KEE (arr. Weston)


12 Days of Christmas




20 MIN

CHORUS SELECTIONS Jarvis Wilson, conductor Have You Heard About The Baby Go Tell It On The Mountain Perfect Praise Jesus Is His Name

18 MIN

Cymbala Order Steps



“Peanut Brittle Brigade” March



God Is

TRADITIONAL/arr. Richens


Hallelujah (Soulful Celebration)



arr. Shelton Becton arr. by M. McElroy, J. Joubert, B. Red arr. by Walt Whitman arr. by Ricky Dillard

The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 39

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Christmas Overture

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VINCENT L. DANNER, Conductor With a commanding energy, charisma, and easy authority in music of all styles and periods, Vincent L. Danner has performed with some of the finest orchestras and choral groups throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Danner served as the Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony, and has made guest conducting appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra. A native of Saint Louis, MO, Mr. Danner is currently a lecturer in conducting at the Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, OH. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Music Education at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Director of the Le-Moyne-Owen College Concert Choir, and has guest conducted and taught in various educational settings. A committed music education and community outreach advocate, Mr. Danner led the Martin Luther King Community Chorus for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and his educational program, From Africa to Memphis, received the Sally B. Parker Award from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Mr. Danner holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting with additional studies in conducting and organ performance with James Kibbie from the University of Michigan. His conducting teachers included Gustav Meier, William L. Jones, Michel Singher, Priscilla Smith, and Antonia Joy Wilson. Mr. Danner remains active as a clinician and freelance conductor and currently resides in Cleveland, OH.

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Jarvis Wilson, Director Vernon Kimbro, Assistant Piano SOPRANO

Pam Aikens Betti AllgoodJustice Diane Arnold Joycelyn Benham Regina Brown Janice BurleyBlack Annette Burton Bessie Byrd Vivian Caldwell Weymonn Ann Carney Frances Douglas Edna H. Edwards Jane Grismore Jocelyn Hitchcock Nicole Holloman Barbara Jinks Evelyn Jones Katherine King Rosalene King Marcia Lankford Letha Lee Natalie Lewis Belinda Lindsey Edna Love Shereda Love Aline MaloneFarrar Jennifer McCurdy

Gerald Ricks, Assistant/Voice Instructor Rashawn Mathews, Organ/Piano

Sue McIntosh Yvonne McKanders Leisle Moody Wendy Murphy Emma NashHitchcock Bettie Jo Odom Brenda Render Brenda Rice Geraldine P. Rivers Ginger Rogers Gloria Stanley Amelia Thomas Margaret Tribble Irene WaltonNorman Janie Watson-Ball Sallie B. West Mary Wilcher Shirley A. Williams ALTO

Tara Allen Cheryl Archer Dorothy Ashley Patty Armstrong DiJuane Baugh Jean Benham Bobbie Brooks Gwendolyn Brown

Emily Carroll Valentina L. Carter Beverly A. Dennis Glenada Dixon Priscilla Estes Georgia Gilbert Dorothy Hardaway Jeanie Hendrix Richardine Holmes Maple Johnson Roslyn Lamb Barbara Lord Cynthia McCrary Loren McLain Jazmin Miller Myrtle S. Moore Yvette Moore Jean Myers Belinda Oliver Sharon ParkerJones Jackie Parks Sandra Penn Victoria Peoples Danielle Revilien Virginia Richardson Betty Roberts Germaine Smith

Ted Stewart, Bass Guitar Marcus Petruska, Drums

Deborah Stephens Luevinnie Strain Katherine J. Thornton Linda Todd Tonya Turner Angela WaltonJackson Teesha Washington Hakeema Wathington Diann Wathington Olilvia C. Wiltz TENOR

Patty Armstrong Charles Barlow Bettye Brown Johnny Brown Vincent Caldwell Joyce Chase Paul Cox Kathleen C. Curate Alfonso Davis Charles Fannings, Jr. Sharon Gilchrist Audrey Gooch Ernest Harrison Richard Jordan

Mildred H. Lupoe Helen McKinney Cheryl Mitchell Terrence Montgomery Perry Nichols Betty J. Norman Durwin Paul Zacchacus Paul Tallulah Ragsdale Grady L. Rhodes Darrell Spraggins Evelyn StanleySmith Alice Symonds Jeslyn White Marilyn Williams BASS & BARITONE

Georgia Brown Leighton Graham Sam Jones Bonnie Knowles Micheal Lewis Corbin McKinnon Melvin Myles Michael Peterson Vincent Rhoden Theresa Thomas Terrence Williams | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41

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Atlanta Gospel Choir

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

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus is presented by:

Coca-Cola Holiday Concert Christmas with the ASO Friday, December 13, 2013, at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 2:00pm, and Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 8:00pm,

Norman Mackenzie, Conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Morehouse College Glee Club, DAVID MORROW, DIRECTOR


*The audience is invited to join the choruses in singing these familiar carols. Lyrics are included on the following pages. The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices.

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PART TWO—The Stable “Hodie Christus natus est” from A Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten) “Wolcum Yole!” from A Ceremony of Carols (Britten) ELISABETH REMY-JOHNSON, harp Allegro, non troppo from Winter of The Four Seasons (Antonio Vivaldi) DAVID COUCHERON, violin “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Michael Praetorius) “There is a Rose in Flower” (Johannes Brahms/Erich Leinsdorf) “Ave Maria” (Franz Biebl) “Away in a Manger” (arr. Parker) “What you gonna call yo’ pretty little baby?” (arr. Ryder) “Masters in this Hall” (arr. Parker) “Hymn to the Virgin” (Britten) “Personent Hodie” (arr. John Rutter) ELISABETH REMY-JOHNSON, harp “March of the Kings” (arr. Shaw /Parker) “Farandole” from L’Arlésienne (Georges Bizet) “Betelehemu” (Babatunde Olatunji/Whalum) “Hallelujah!” from Messiah (George Frideric Handel) PART THREE—Around the Christmas Tree “March” from Nutcracker (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) PETER MARSHALL, celeste “Patapan” from Suite No. 1, The Many Moods of Christmas (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) “The Boar’s Head” (arr. Shaw/Parker) “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” from Suite No. 3, The Many Moods of Christmas (Bennett) PART FOUR—Adoration “Sleep, O Lovely One” (Jeffrey Van) ELISABETH REMY-JOHNSON, harp “El Cant des Ocells” (“The Song of the Birds”) (arr. Pablo Casals) CHRISTOPHER REX, cello “Coventry Carol” (arr. Shaw) “The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family” from L’Enfance du Christ (Hector Berlioz) “Adeste, fideles”* (arr. Alice Parker) | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 43

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PART ONE—Prophecy and Advent “O Come, Emmanuel” (arr. Alice Parker) “And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah (George Frideric Handel) Praeludium, Sostenuto ma non troppo from Missa Solemnis (Ludwig van Beethoven) “Break Forth” from Christmas Oratorio (Johann Sebatian Bach) “Heavenly Light” (Alexander Kopylov) “The First Nowell”* (arr. David Willcocks)

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“Wolcom Yole!” from A Ceremony of Carols

The audience is invited to join in singing the familiar carols marked with *

Benjamin Britten; medieval English carol


14th-century English carol; arr. David Willcocks The first Nowell the angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep, On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Nowell, Nowell, born is the King of Israel! They lookèd up and saw a star, Shining in the east, beyond them far; And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night. Nowell, Nowell, born is the King of Israel! Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord, That hath made heav’n and earth of naught, And with His blood mankind hath bought. Nowell, Nowell, born is the King of Israel! “Hodie Christus natus est” from A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten; traditional Latin text Today Christ is born. Today the Savior appears. Today on earth angels are singing, archangels rejoicing. Today they proudly proclaim, saying: Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome be thou heavenly King. Welcome, Yule! Welcome, born in one morning! Welcome for whom we shall sing! Welcome be ye, Stephen and John; Welcome, Innocents every one; Welcome Thomas, martyred one; Welcome be ye, good New Year; Welcome Twelfth Day, both in fear; Welcome, Saints both loved and dear. Welcome, Yule, welcome! Candlemas, Queen of bliss, Welcome both to more and less. Welcome be ye that are here. Welcome, Yule! Welcome all and make good cheer. Welcome all another year. Welcome, Yule, welcome! “Personent Hodie”

From Piae Cantiones, 1582, arr. John Rutter Translation Jane M. Joseph (1894-1929), 1924(5) On this day earth shall ring with the song children sing to the Lord, Christ our King, born on earth to save us; Him the Father gave us. Refrain: Id-e-o-o-o, id-e-o-o-o, Id-e-o gloria in excelsis Deo! His the doom, ours the mirth; when He came down to earth, Bethlehem saw His birth;

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ox and ass beside Him from the cold would hide Him.

“Adeste, Fideles”

On this day angels sing; with their song earth shall ring, praising Christ, heaven’s King, born on earth to save us; peace and love He gave us. (Refrain) March of the Kings

Medieval French carol; arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker This morning I met the procession Of three great kings who were on a journey, This morning I met the procession Of three great kings on the highway. All laden with gold there followed behind Great warriors who guarded the treasure. All laden with gold there followed behind Great warriors with their shields. “Betelehemu” (Bethlehem)

Babatunde Olatunji; arr. Wendel Whalum text in the Yoruba language of Nigeria

1. Audience (Translation is verse 4)

Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes; venite, venite in Bethlehem; natum videte, regem angelorum. Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Dominum! 2. Sung by the Choruses, Translation:

God of gods, Light of lights, Carried in a maiden’s womb. True God: begotten, not made. O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! 3. Sung by the Choruses, Translation:

“Hallelujah!” now sings the angelic chorus; The heavenly host now sings, “Glory to the highest!” O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! 4. Audience:

We are glad that we have a Father to trust, O come, all ye faithful, joyful and We are glad that we have a Father to rely triumphant; upon. O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem; Where was Jesus born? Bethlehem! That’s where the Father was born, for sure! Come and behold Him, born the king of angels: Praise Him, praise be to Him. O come, let us adore Him, We thank thee for this day, gracious Father. O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! Praise to the Father, merciful Father. *AUDIENCE SING-ALONG CAROL | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 45

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God’s bright star, o’er His head, Wise Men three to Him led; kneel they low by His bed, lay their gifts before Him, praise Him and adore Him. (Refrain)

18th-century carol; Latin text by John F. Wade English version by William Mercer

ASO | 12.13/14 | guests NORMAN MACKENZIE, Conductor

ASO | 12.13/14 | guests


tlanta Symphony Orchestra Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie is recognized as one of the leading choral directors in the country, and was hailed by The New York Times as legendary choral conductor Robert Shaw’s designated successor.

The ASO Chorus, under Mr. Mackenzie, received another GRAMMY® in 2005 for Best Choral Performance for the Berlioz Requiem, and again in 2007 for Best Opera Recording with Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar. Mr. Mackenzie also serves as Director of Music and Fine Arts for Atlanta’s Trinity Presbyterian Church, and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule.

Dedicated to preserving and continuing Mr. Shaw’s techniques, Mr. Mackenzie prepares the Choruses for all concerts and record- MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB he Morehouse College Glee Club celings, conducts holiday concerts, and works ebrated 100 years of its musical legclosely with ASO Music Director Robert Spano, and commissioned-composers in the acy throughout 2011, beginning with an Alumni Reunion Concert and recording in creation and premiere of new works. Mr. Mackenzie has been in his position February and culminating with a concert since 2000 and holds the endowed Frannie at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in October. It has continued in this tradition and Bill Graves Chair. through the dedication and commitment In his 14-year association with Mr. Shaw of its members and the leadership that (1985-1999), Mr. Mackenzie was keyboard- our directors have provided throughout ist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the years. Through its tradition, the Glee principal accompanist for the ASO Club has an impressive history and seeks Choruses, and ultimately assistant choral to secure its future through even greater conductor. In addition, he was musical accomplishments. It is the mission of the assistant and accompanist for the Robert Morehouse College Glee Club to maintain a Shaw Chamber Singers, the Robert Shaw high standard of musical excellence. Institute Summer Choral Festivals in France and the United States, and the famed Shaw/ The current members come from all over the United States and from places around Carnegie Hall Choral Workshops. the world. While many are music majors, Mr. Mackenzie’s work with the Chorus the singers come from majors in all diviearned dual GRAMMY® Awards for sions of the college. Even though some the 2003 ASO and Chorus recording of members take Glee Club as a course for A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams: credit, all members still sing as a labor Best Classical Album and Best Choral of love and enjoy being ambassadors for Performance. Morehouse College.


Morehouse College Glee Club Carl Alexander Phillip Bigby Tyler Alexander Kevin Borgella Jahbril Armstead Torrey Boyd Stanley Arnold Alfred Brown Damarcus Bell Gaelen Brown Elijah Bell-Clarke Jerek Brown

Terrance Buck Denzel Cammon Chaz Cannon Jacob Cobb George Cooper Ira Cunningham

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Daniel Dalpiaz Rodney Davis K’Mani Dowe William Dula Xavier Durden Daniel Flack

Jeremy Garner Ian George Johnny Gillings Jordan Gleaves Dontea Gresham Jostin Grimes

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ASO | 12.13/14 | guests Morehouse College Glee Club (continued) Brandon Hall Cazembe Tamir Mickens Kennedy Myles Hicks Cordell Mimms Jeremy King Joshua Hill Mitchell Moffett Auby Legall Tyler Hill Frederick Moss Jamal Lewis Khalil Holland Bummah Ndeh Tamario House James Lockhart Marcus Palmer Vince Mack Dale Johnson Armand Peterson Nicolas Johnson William Jeremy Prim McChriston Ramon Johnson Bruce Purvis Elijah McDavid Trevor Queen Jaylin Jones Daniel McRath Malik Ray

Jared Ross Saquante Rosser Ja’Lon Smith Clloyd Smith Jamel Smith Jarett Smith Michael Smith Randall Smith Aaron Spain Bey Christian Stegall


Christopher Sumlin Ardis Tate Timothy Tukes Jelani Watkins Akee Weaks Vasco Wellington Darius Williams Mario Williams Johntavis Williams Clarence Wilson


he Gwinnett Young Singers are frequent guests of the ASO. Under the direction of Founder and Music Director Lynn Urda and Associate Director Carol Wyatt, the Gwinnett Young Singers rapidly became a nationally recognized children’s chorus, best noted for its mastery of challenging repertoire and high musical standards. The faculty and staff are dedicated to professionalism in music education and strive to share the power and beauty of a wide variety of choral music. The choir has been nominated for a Grammy Award for their performance in the internationally acclaimed Telarc recording of Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. They have performed for 12 annual holiday seasons with the ASO and Chorus in  “Christmas With the ASO”.  Other performances with the ASO include Britten’s War Requiem, Bizet’s Carmen, and John Adams’s  On the Transmigration of Souls. They are featured on the Telarc recording of Puccini’s  La bohème with the ASO and Chorus. The Gwinnett Young Singers offers a program of beginning through advanced choirs for children in second through 12th grades. They are sponsored in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Gwinnett Young Singers Concert Choir Meghann Ashey Marguerite Baker Rose Barfield Anna Briley Julia Brosas Nichole Brown Delaney Burke Madison Clark Katie Collett Ryan Cox

Mikayla Dorman Virginia Lee Finnell Byron Fisher Hope Fowler Abby Frick Maggie Frick Christian Gibson Camille Goss Catherine Gunn Katelyn Hensley

Leigh Johnson Emily Johnston Ragya Kaul Lydia Kelley Anna Lavallee Jackie Lenz Adathel Lenzer Sarah Lo Liam McBane Dorothy McBane Anna McCarthy

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Brittani Mullins Grace Orowski Emma Pattillo Amelia Pattillo Grace Rivord Jessie Rodgers Hannah Rosselle Emma Santulli Sara Santulli Kinsy Sjogren Taylor Smith

Serena Song Zachary Stancea Ella Thomas Blair Varney Taylor Wallace Sophia Wicker Elizabeth Willet Gabrielle Willet Ruth Willet Hailey Williams Nathan Wright

ASO | 12.13/14 | guests

ASO | 12.13/14 | guests

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus was founded in 1970 by former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw. Comprised of 200 auditioned voices, the Chorus is an all-volunteer organization which performs on a regular basis with the ASO, and is featured on many of the Orchestra’s recordings. Led by ASO Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its precision and expressive singing quality. Their recordings with the ASO have won multiple Grammy® Awards, including Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Recording, and Best Opera Recording. Those include Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem. The ASOC performs large choral-symphonic works with the full Orchestra under the batons of Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned choral works. The Chorus made its debut at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall in 1976, with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, D.C., for President-elect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977. The Chorus has toured most of Europe, and in 1996 performed with the Orchestra in the Opening Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games. Within the Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 called the ASO Chamber Chorus. The Chamber Chorus, which formed before the larger Chorus in 1967, performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair SOPRANO 1

JoAnn Alexander Liz Dean Laura Foster Meg Granum Michelle Griffin Erin Jones Liya Khaimova Victoria Kolterman Lauren Larkin Arietha Lockhart**

Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator The Florence Kopleff Chair

Alexis Lundy Constance Mack Mindy Margolis Kali McMillian Erin McPherson Patricia Nealon* Blair Oakley Joneen Padgett Olivia Rutkowski Catherine Steen Lykins Brianne Turgeon* Allegra Whitney

Lori Beth Wiseman Natalie York Eaker SOPRANO 2

June Abbott** Sloan Atwood* Marlysa Brooks-Alt Barbara Brown Kelly Campobasso Suzannah Carrington

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Patricia Dinkins-Matthews, Accompanist

Martha Craft Ellen Dukes** Mary Goodwin Kathleen KellyGeorge Katherine Kennedy Natalie Lee Marie Little Eda Mathews* Ryll Mathews Rachel O’Dell Vickie Orme

Lindsay Patten Chantae Pittman Linda Searles Sydney SmithRikard Paula Snelling * Anne-Marie Spalinger Tommie Storer Emily Tallant Cheryl Thrash * Donna Weeks * Katie Woolf


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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (continued) ALTO 1


Deborah Boland** Rachel Bowman Donna CarterWood * Laurie Cronin Patricia DinkinsMatthews * Pamela Drummond * Beth Freeman Pamela Griffin * Beverly Hueter Shani Jefferson Janet Johnson * Virginia Little Staria Lovelady Paige Mathis * Holly McCarren Meredith McCoy Frances McDowell** Katherine Murray* Ashley Perry Dominique PetiteChabukswar Rachel Stewart** Olivia Stone Diana Reed Strommen Sharon Vrieland* Nancy York

Nancy Adams* Michelle Austin Ana Baida Marcia Chandler Meaghan Curry Cynthia Goeltz DeBold ** Sally Kann Nicole Khoury * Katherine Johnson MacKenzie Lynda Martin Brenda Pruitt * Laura Rappold Andrea Schmidt Sharon Simons Alexandra Tanico Virginia Thompson Sarah Ward June Webb Kiki Wilson** Diane Woodard** TENOR 1

Jeffrey Baxter** Daniel Bentley David Blalock** John Brandt* Daniel Cameron Joseph CortesGurulé Clifford Edge*

Alfredo Edwards Steven Farrow** Wayne Gammon Leif GilbertHansen John-Alan Gourdine James Jarrell Keith Langston Ariel Merivil Clinton Miller Christopher Patton John Perry Stephen Reed† Mark Warden TENOR 2

Curtis Bisges Nicholas Cavaliere Justin Cornelius Charles Cottingham† Ken Crouch Phillip Crumbly* Jeffrey Daniel Joseph Few * Hamilton Fong Earl Goodrich* Keith Jeffords Steven Johnstone* Jonathan Marvel Michael Parker Marshall Peterson*

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Brent Runnels Clifton Russell Wesley Stoner Caleb Waters Robert Wilkinson Mark Zekoff

Charles Boone Brian Brown Joseph Champion John Cooledge† Rick Copeland* Joel Craft** Paul Fletcher BASS 1 Andrew Gee* Michael Arens* Timothy Gunter Daniel Bastian Marcus Hill Robert Bolyard Ben Howell Richard Brock* Philip Jones Russell Cason* Eric Litsey** Trey Clegg Michael Cranford Owen Mathews* Evan Mauk Steven Darst* Anthony Mims Leroy Fetters Robert Figueroa Eckhart Richter* Alexander David Forbes* Robinson Chad Gough John Ruff* Jon Gunnemann* Matthew Samuels Nick Jones† Jonathan Smith Peter MacKenzie Timothy Jason Maynard Solomon** John Newsome Benjamin Temko Brian Petty David Webster** Mark Russell Seth Whitecotton Kendric Smith† Gregory John Stallings Whitmire* Ike Van Meter Keith Wyatt* Edgie Wallace *2  0+ years of service Edward ** 30+ years Watkins** BASS 2

Philip Barreca

of service † Charter member (1970)

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concert at a glance AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is presented by:

Coca-Cola Holiday Concert ASO Kids’ Christmas Christmas is for Kids!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Jere Flint, Conductor Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Metropolitan Ballet Theatre MANIYA BARREDO, Artistic Director

Kennesaw Mountain High School Chamber Singers PATRICIA JACOBSON, Director

The North Cobb Singers HOLLY BOTELLA, Director of Choral Activities

John Lemley, narrator



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We Need a Little Christmas

JERRY HERMAN (b. 1931) arr. Robert Wendel

“Polonaise” from Christmas Eve


A Christmas Festival

LEROY ANDERSON (1908-1975)


T’was the Night Before Christmas

BILL HOLCOMBE (1924-2010)


Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

LEON JESSEL (1871-1942) arr. Morton Gould


Sleigh Ride

LEROY ANDERSON (1908-1975) arr. Mark Brymer


Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (set to ELGAR’S “Nimrod”)


“Somewhere in My Memory” from JOHN WILLIAMS (b. 1932) Home Alone


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

JOHNNY MARKS (1909-1985) Words Robert L. May


The Twelve Days of Christmas

arr. Andrew Kazdin


Carol of the Bells

MYKOLA LEONTOVYCH (1877-1921) arr. Brad Dorman


“Pas de Deux” and “Snow Scene” from Nutcracker


Jingle Bells

JAMES LORD PIERPONT (1822-1893) arr. Randol Alan Bass


We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Traditional Carol, arr. Arthur Harris


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JERE FLINT, conductor

JOHN LEMLEY, narrator




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ere Flint is Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, directing the weekly rehearsals and conducting three ASYO concerts each year. In addition, he is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s cello section. Mr. Flint, who has led the ASYO since 1979, also leads the ASO’s popular Family Concerts and its Symphony Street concerts for youngsters, and as the ASO’s Staff Conductor regularly conducts on the Classic Chastain pops series at Chastain Park. Mr. Flint believes the conductor’s job is not only to teach but to learn, and that has allowed him to cultivate exceptional musicianship from the Youth Orchestra. Born on Long Island, NY, Mr. Flint has a bachelor’s degree in music from Wittenberg University in Ohio. He received his master’s degree in music in 1967 from the University of Washington in Seattle, while also serving as manager of the University Festival Opera Company and music director for the School of Drama. He later studied conducting under Otto-Werner Mueller. Mr. Flint has also led performances at Brevard Music Center, Sewanee Summer Music Center, Atlanta-Emory Orchestra, and the Southeastern Music Center.

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ince Groundhog Day 2009, radio host and producer John Lemley has served up “a plateful of classics and a variety of sides” on City Café with John Lemley (90.1 WABE & Each weekday, the Oneonta, AL, native presents classical, film, and musical theatre selections in a companionable and accessible way, and welcomes a roster of guests to discuss everything from arts and culture to history and upcoming events. Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Lemley hosted the afternoon program, All Things Considered. For his work, Mr. Lemley was named “Best DriveTime DJ” by the staff of the Atlanta JournalConstitution. In 2010, Mr. Lemley and City Café were recognized as “Best of the Dial” by Atlanta Magazine. Mr. Lemley regularly serves as a narrator and emcee for fundraisers and public performances benefitting area non-profits and service organizations.


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ASO | 12.15 | guests ATLANTA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Jere Flint, Music Director and Conductor The Zeist Foundation Youth Orchestra Conductor Chair


he Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, established in 1974, provides Atlanta’s most talented and dedicated students an outlet to perform masterworks. Each year more than 300 applicants, ages 13-18, audition for one of 120 seats in the orchestra.

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Throughout the season they will participate in three full-length concerts under the baton of ASO Staff Conductor and ASYO Music Director Jere Flint. The ASYO also has the opportunity to work with select guest conductors and visiting guest artists. The ASYO is nationally recognized as one of the best youth orchestras in the country, and is the only American youth orchestra ever to participate in an Olympic Games. The ASYO has also been featured on National Public Radio, WABE, and with the rock group, Collective Soul. VIOLIN I

Keanu Mitanga Co-Concertmaster Olivia Holladay Co-Concertmaster Ilya Kim Co-Concertmaster Andrew Koonce James Pinder Lihua Shu Justin Welch Hana Oberst Helena DeGrazia Kristie Liao Taylor Baldwin Ruolin Yang Eri Kudo Hansung Kang Shao-Hung Tung Joshua Shue Tracy Knight Joon Kang Joseph Pang Aomeng Cui VIOLIN II

Justin Lee Principal Eugene Ahn Tony Gong Andrew Fu Maya Johnson Leah Bonas

Brianna Hou Sarah Li Nam Kim Maya Kang Kyle Qian Alex Yang Andrew Zou Lesley Chang Amy Zhang Kathy Li Jasmine Liu Lingyi Xin Charles Tantillo Will Bontempo VIOLA

Erin Pitts Co-Principal Nathan Hung Co-Principal Monica Caldwell Nick Pelletier Richard Lee Matthew Pinder Katherine Hur James Kang Leigh Johnson Joy Hsieh Anderson Leggett Dain Song Amy Wang Amanda Hamilton




Ahanu Banerjee Co-Principal Lindsey Sharpe Co-Principal Bailey Holbrook Laurent Boudard Christopher Yu Ju Sun Yoon Rae Baker Rita Young Austin Chun Zachary Barnes Francis Ku Thomas Evans

Ramsey Fahs Lauren Firestone Sydney Hancock Cassie Pilgrim

Luke Anders Kenton Campbell Michael MacNab Jahleel Smith



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ASO | 12.15 | guests KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER SINGERS Patricia Jacobson, Director

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he Kennesaw Mountain High School choral program, under the direction of Patricia Jacobson since 2003, has exhibited outstanding participation in All-State Chorus events, the Governor’s Honors Program, Large Group Performance Evaluation, country-wide competitions, and many community performances. In 2008 and 2009, the Women’s Chorus and Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association’s annual convention in Savannah, GA. The singers have also been part of the State Literary Team, and have been State Champions in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The members of the Boys Quartet were State Champions in 2010 and 2012, and state runner-up in 2011. The singers in the Girls Trio were State Champions in 2010 and 2012. Ms. Jacobson received her Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and vocal performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. SOPRANO

Montana Bauer Lindsey Dahlquist Bethanie Dunn Iyani Kelly Ariana Langston Kathy Leth Cosi Lewis Sara Mullis

Julie Rebello Meredith Russell Clarissa Tracy Tori Tracy Ana VonSchmeling Lauren White

Kadin BerryCroomes Kennedy BerryCroomes Autumn Chalker Alexa Cortes Madeline Millard Ashton Packer ALTO Gracie Anderson Morgan Wagner Nicole Axelrod



Nathaniel Atkins Jesse Conner Shawndy Francois Nathaniel Ingraham Ty Kinney Omar Ramirez Blakely Robles Russel Tracy

Salman Adeboye Kobe Gadson Thomas Groomes Daniel Hill Kenan Mitchell Xavier Palmer Trenton Ray Adam Stegall Jasaan Wiley

THE NORTH COBB SINGERS | Holly Botella, Director of Choral Activities


olly Botella entered her first year as the Director of Choral Activities at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA, this fall. Her top choir, the North Cobb Singers, consistently receives performance invitations, including being asked to be a part of Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Chorus conducted by Francisco Núñez, and being selected to perform at the 2013 Georgia Music Educators Association’s Conference in Savannah, GA. Ms. Botella received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kennesaw State University. SOPRANO

Sade Akinyemi Alexis Brown Catie Chase Ellen Crisp Charli Dunlap Hannah Geil Kallie Hunt Gabrielle Jackson Dani Kelly Ashley Martinez Angela Pasquale

Laura Pike Georgia Rohlfs Tiffany Scarboro Kelsey Smith Michelle Steppling ALTO

Shelby Benson Jaida Cole Lindsey Daniels Katie Day Laylah Elmore

Elizabeth Faulkner Aliyah Gearing Elizabeth Hammond Marriah Harris, Hannah Hutchins Darien Jones Carmea Lawrence Sarah Merced

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Chris Brown Chris Elsey Jonathan Figueroa Cody Lung

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ASO | 12.15 | guests METROPOLITAN BALLET THEATRE Maniya Barredo, Artistic Director & Choreographer Andrea Pell, Ballet Mistress

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he mission of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre (MBT) is to train young dancers in the art of classical ballet and promote excellence based on the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Each dancer is taught with respect, love, and responsibility. The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre creates performance opportunities; introduces and exposes dancers to different dance styles, choreography, and choreographers; and nurtures dancers into the artists of the future. The purpose of MBT is to create an atmosphere of self-competition and inner growth nurtured with love and mutual respect. Through this process, students learn the values of discipline, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, respect, trust, and excellence. MANIYA BARREDO, Director and CEO In 1978, Maniya Barredo was awarded the title of Prima Ballerina by Dame Margot Fonteyn, one of this century’s most beloved ballerinas. She began studying dance at age four in her native Philippines. At age 18, she traveled to New York, where she was awarded a scholarship to the Joffrey School. While a company member with the Joffrey Ballet, Ms. Barredo earned a spot with Les Grandes Ballet Canadians in Montreal. In 1976, she represented Canada in the International Ballet Festival in Cuba. Ms. Barredo has danced with the incomparable Mikhail Baryshnikov, toured with the Stars of the World Ballet, received the Gawad CCP Para Sining Award of Excellence from Filipino president Fidel Ramos, was the official Prima Ballerina of the Philippines, and danced for 20 years with the Atlanta Ballet as Prima Ballerina. Ms. Barredo carries out her plans as she works with the next generation of dancers and brings excellence in dance to Atlanta and the world.

 Snow Waltz

Olivia Foster Lisa Fu Lynn Fu Rebecca Guerreso Holly Hickman Alice Ann Lever Olivia Litton Isabella Marino

Lauren Marino Teagan Mathur Kara Pomerantz Colette Tilinski Polonaise

Connor Campbell Juan Garcia Corrick Jones Jordan Reeves

Parade of Wooden Soldiers

Connor Campbell Corrick Jones Jordan Reeves Home Alone

Marsalis AndersonClausell

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Connor Campbell Isabella Edwards Grace Caroline Fletcher Rebecca Guerreso Olivia Litton Isabella Marino

Morgan Plog Kara Pomerantz Snow Deux

Gabby Paskins (1:30) Hannah Kipniss (3:30) Momchil Mladenov

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ASO | 12.19/20/21 | concert at a glance Presented by:

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

Additional support provided by:

Coca-Cola Holiday Concert A Very Merry Holiday POPS! Thursday, December 19, at 8pm, Friday, December 20, 2013, at 8pm, and Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 2pm and 8pm

ASO | 12.19/20/21 | program

Micheal Krajewski, Conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Liz Callaway, Vocalist Benjamin Harding, Vocalist William Green, Santa All-City Chorus


KEVIN HILL, Director

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An Evergreen Christmas

arr. Robert Wendel (b. 1951)


Angel’s Dance

STEVEN AMUNDSON (20th Century)


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

EDWARD POLA (1907-1995) GEORGE WYLE (1916-2003) arr. James Kessler


Winter Wonderland

FELIX BERNARD (1897-1944) 3 MIN lyrics by RICHARD B. SMITH (1901-1935) arr. Tim Berens

A Charlie Brown Christmas

arr. Gregory Prechel


Go Tell it on the Mountain

Spiritual, arr. Steven Reineke


Joy to the World

Traditional, arr. Alex Rybeck



20 MIN

An American Holiday Overture

arr. James Kessler


We Need a Little Christmas

JERRY HERMAN (b. 1931)


Once Upon a December



Journey to the Past From Disney’s Anastasia

arr. Jack Everly


Santa Claus is Coming To Town

JOHN FREDERICK COOTS (1897-1985) 4 MIN arr. Walton

Santa Dear



Grown up Christmas List

DAVID FOSTER (b. 1949)


There is a Santa Claus From the Movie “Elf”

MATTHEW SKLAR (b. 1973) Lyrics by Chad Beguelin (b. 1969)


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Holiday Overture

ASO | 12.19/20/21 | guests A MERRY SING-ALONG You’d better watch out, You’d better not cry, Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing, people passing, Meeting smile after smile, And on every street corner you hear:

He’s making a list, And checking it twice, Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice, Santa Claus is coming to town.

Silver bells, silver bells, It’s Christmas time in the city. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring, Soon it will be Christmas day.

He sees you when you’re sleeping, He knows when you’re awake, He knows if you’ve been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake!

Jingle Bells

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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Silver Bells

Oh, you’d better watch out, You’d better not cry, Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Had a very shiny nose, And if you ever saw it, You would even say it glowed! All of the other reindeer, Used to laugh and call him names. They’d never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games.

Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way; Bells on Bobtail’s ring, Making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight! Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh, Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh. White Christmas

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say: “Rudolph, with your nose so bright, Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen To hear sleigh-bells in the snow.

Then how the reindeer loved him, As they shouted out with glee: “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, You’ll go down in history!”

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, With every Christmas card I write. May your days be merry and bright, And may all your Christmases be white.

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ASO | 12.19/20/21 | guests and later served as their assistant conductor. rincipal Pops Conductor Michael He was resident conductor of the Florida Krajewski leads the Atlanta Symphony Symphony and served as the Modesto Orchestra’s POPS! Concert Series, and is Symphony Orchestra’s music director. the first to ever hold the title at the ASO. LIZ CALLAWAY, Vocalist He is also Principal Pops Conductor with ony nominee and Emmy winner Liz the Houston and Jacksonville Symphony Callaway made her Broadway debut Orchestras. in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, Conductor



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As a guest conductor, Mr. Krajewski has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and National symphonies. In Canada, Mr. Krajewski has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Edmonton, and Winnipeg symphonies. Other international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the Ulster Orchestra. He recorded two holiday albums with the Houston Symphony: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. Mr. Krajewski collaborates with multiple artists, including flutist James Galway, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Sandi Patti, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Along. She has gone on to star in Baby, Miss Saigon, The Look of Love, and The Three Musketeers, and for five years appeared as Grizabella in Cats. Off-Broadway credits include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk Nomination), Merry Me a Little, and Brownstone. Ms. Callaway recently portrayed Norma Desmond in Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Sunset Boulevard. Ms. Callaway’s extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Barcelona, China, South Korea, and Iceland, and nearly every major city in the U.S. She has toured throughout Australia with composer Stephen Schwartz, and recently made her solo debut in Sydney and New Zealand. Ms. Callaway sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and Beauty and the Beast. Television appearances include Ready to Go (Emmy Award), In Performance at the White House, and Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim.

Mr. Krajewski has a B.A. from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music. He was a Dorati Fellowship Ms. Callaway has four solo recordings: Conductor with the Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Detroit Symphony, Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off68 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |


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ASO | 12.19/20/21 | guests Broadway, and Anywhere I Wander, as well as two CDs with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway: Sibling Revelry and Boom! Live at Birdland.

He wants to thank his parents and sister, Brianna, for all of their support – and the ASO for this wonderful opportunity.



As a sixth grader at Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers, he enjoys school and especially reading, band, and art. In addition to singing and acting, he loves playing sports and French horn.

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illiam Green, tenor, recently finished Bachelor of Music degree at Stetson University. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA, where he studies with Sharon Stephenson. He has previously studied with Mrs. Mollie Rich of DeLand, FL, and Dr. Stephen Ng, now of West Chester University. William has sung with the Perigueux Opera the past two summers in their productions of two Offenbach operettas: Aristée/Pluton in Orphée aux Enfers (2010) and Fritz in La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (2011). He has performed leading roles in many opera productions at Stetson University, including The Magic Flute, The Bartered Bride, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, and various small scenes. He will sing the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with the Varna Opera in June 2012.


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enjamin is so excited to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during his favorite time of year! He has just performed as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Red Phoenix Theatre). He loved being in his first production at the Alliance Theatre last spring in Zorro the Musical, which won Best Musical from the Atlanta Theatre Fan Awards 2013. In addition, he has performed as Gavroche in Les Misérables: School Edition (Red Phoenix Theatre), a child in the King and I (Fox Theater/Theatre of the Stars), Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Act 3 Productions) and Siren in Xanadu (Act 3 Productions) which won the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre (MAT) Awards for Best Musical and Ensemble 2012. He has been cast as Oliver in Oliver! The Musical next spring with Mello Drama Productions at the Cumming Playhouse.



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Coca-Cola Holiday Concert ASO NEW YEAR’S EVE S’WONDERFUL! The Music and Lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin… and Friends! Tuesday, December 31, at 8pm

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Jack Everly, Conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Michael Chertock, Piano Judy McLane, Vocalist

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arr. Hermann


Overture to Girl Crazy

arr. Rose


I Got Rhythm


Someone To Watch Over Me




They Can’t Take That Away From Me



Overture to the film Rhapsody in Blue arr. Heindorf

11 MIN


20 MIN

Selections from Porgy and Bess

arr. Bennett

14 MIN

Walking The Dog

arr. Sol Berkowitz


Long Ago and Far Away KERN

arr. Weston



arr. Everly


The Man That Got Away




Rhapsody ln Blue

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The Music and Lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin…and Friends!

ASO | 12.31 | guests JACK EVERLY, Conductor


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ack Everly is the Principal Pops of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and the Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS. He has been on stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and appears regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. His frequent guest conducting engagements include the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Ft. Worth, Edmonton, Oklahoma City, and Toronto. Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he has worked with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored including, The Goodbye Girl, They’re Playing Our Song, and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! Mr. Everly has conducted the songs for Disney’s animated classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and led the Czech Philharmonic on the recordings In the Presence, featuring Daniel Rodriguez and Sandi Patty’s 2011 Broadway Stories. He also conducted the critically-praised Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway’s Jule Styne, and was music director for numerous Broadway cast recordings. 74 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

In 1998 Mr. Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium (SPC), serving as Music Director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces new theatrical pops programs, and more than 235 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada. MICHAEL CHERTOCK, Piano

Pfessional debut at the age of 17, perianist Michael Chertock made his pro-

forming Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with conductor Andrew Litton. He has collaborated with other renowned conductors, including James Conlon, Jaime Laredo, Keith Lockhart, and Erich Kunzel. Mr. Chertock has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Naples, and Indianapolis, among others. His 2003 performance on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Petrushka with Paavo Järvi received rave reviews in Gramophone and American Record Guide. Mr. Chertock made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1999 with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, performing Duke Ellington’s New World A’Comin’. In 1994, Mr. Chertock released his first CD on the Telarc label, a collection of his original arrangements of music from movies entitled Cinematic Piano. He has recorded three more discs on the Telarc label. Mr. Chertock has garnered numerous awards at major competitions, among them top prizes in the 1989 Joanna Hodges

Mr. Chertock’s upcoming appearances include solo performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk. JUDY MCLANE, Vocalist

JBroadway, playing the role of Donna in


udy McLane is currently starring on

the hit musical Mamma Mia! after more than seven years as Tanya. She received critical acclaim for her performance as Vienna in Johnny Guitar (Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance in the Theater). Most recently she starred as Donna in the feature film Were the World Mine.

Man of La Mancha, Luisa in Nine, Nancy in Oliver!, Florence in Chess, Lily in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paper Mill Playhouse), and Lucy in Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde (Casa Manana), among others. Ms. McLane has performed as a soloist with many symphony orchestras including the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow, the National Orchestra of Lyon, France, National Symphony of Canada, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Naples, Oklahoma City, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis, Southwest Florida, Toronto, and Chuatauqua Symphony Orchestras, and Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall, among many others.

Ms. McLane has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love, and Chess. Her national and international tours include the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Mrs. Baskin in Big, and Side By Side By Sondheim. Some other favorite roles include: Diana in Next to Normal (Pioneer Theater), Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theater, Helen Hayes nomination), Eva Peron in Evita, the title character in Victor/Victoria, Aldonza in | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 75

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International Piano Competition (Brahms Division), 1993 St. Charles International Piano Competition, and 1991 World Piano Competition of the American Music Scholarship Association. He currently serves as chair of the keyboard division at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music.

ASO | support The following list represents the cumulative total of philanthropy of $1,750 and above to the Orchestra’s fundraising campaigns, events and special initiatives. (Please note that donor benefits are based solely on contributions to the annual fund.)

Appassionato The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the Southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 and welcomes annual givers of $10,000 and above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous and strong financial base in support of our aritistic and education initiatives.


Anonymous (2) Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers Delta Air Lines The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Wells Fargo Woodruff Arts Center


The Coca-Cola Company Mrs. William A. Schwartz Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr.


Anonymous The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Ms. Lynn Eden First Data Corporation GE Asset Management Global Payments Inc. Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation NCR Foundation Turner Broadcasting System


Susan & Richard Anderson Fulton County Arts & Culture Invesco The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.


Bank of America Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation

Celebrity Cruises Equifax, Inc. Genuine Parts Company Georgia Power Company National Endowment for the Arts William Randolph Hearst Foundations The Reiman Foundation UPS Susan & Thomas Wardell The Zeist Foundation, Inc.


AGL Resources, Inc. Alston & Bird LLP In honor of Donald Carson Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Georgia Natural Gas Karole & John Lloyd Victoria & Howard Palefsky Porsche Cars North America Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Jeffrey C. Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.*


Accenture LLP Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kelley & Neil H. Berman Mr. Arthur Blank Mary Rockett Brock Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Marcia & John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Betty Sands Fuller Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Georgia Council for the Arts IKEA Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Lockheed Martin

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Massey Charitable Trust Mueller Water Products Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Rock-Tenn Company Newell Rubbermaid Patty & Doug Reid Ryder Systems, Inc. Mr. Thurmond Smithgall Steinway Piano Galleries SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation Walter H. & Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Adair & Dick White


Jim & Adele Abrahamson Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. in memory of Polly Ellis The Home Depot Foundation Jane & Clay Jackson D. Kirk Jamieson, Verizon Wireless King & Spalding Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Dr. Stanley & Shannon Romanstein Robert Spano Ray & John Uttenhove Chilton & Morgan Varner Patrick & Susie Viguerie Sue & Neil** Williams

ASO | support $15,000+

The Antinori Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Wright & Alison Caughman Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Empire Distributors, Inc. Ernst & Young Gary & Nancy Fayard Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Paul & Carol Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Charles & Mary Ginden Tad & Janin Hutcheson The Jamieson Family Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Donna Lee & Howard C. Ehni Meghan & Clarke Magruder Mr. Ken & Dr. Carolyn Meltzer Nordstrom, Inc. Joyce & Henry Schwob Southern Company Loren & Gail Starr

Alison M. & Joseph M. Thompson Liz & Mike Troy Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Camille Yow


Julie & Jim Balloun Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Mr. David Boatwright Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts The Breman Foundation, Inc. John W. & Rosemary K. Brown The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Coca-Cola Enterprises Dr. John W. Cooledge Ms. Cari Katrice Dawson & Mr. John Sparrow Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. E & J Gallo Winery Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Mary D. Gellerstedt GMT Capital Corporation Nancy D. Gould The Graves Foundation

Atlanta Area Lexus Dealers Jan & Tom Hough IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. Roya & Bahman Irvani JBS Foundation Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Philip Kent, in honor of Neil Williams Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough Amy & Mark Kistulinec James H. Landon Pat & Nolan Leake Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Margaret & Bob Reiser Ricoh Ms. Pierrette Scanavino Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mr. John A. Sibley III Peter James Stelling Mary Rose Taylor Ticketmaster Trapp Family Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Neal & Virginia Williams

Patron Partnership

Paul T. Snyder, Patron Partnership Chair The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $2,000 or more and comprise a vital extension of the Orchestra family through their institutional leadership and financial support.


Anonymous Lisa & Joe Bankoff Mr. & Mrs. Marquette Chester Sally & Carl Gable Joseph & Caroline O’Donnell Ann E. Pasky John & Kyle Rogers Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Anonymous (5) Mrs. Kay Adams & Mr. Ralph Paulk* Pinney L. Allen & Charles C. Miller III Aadu & Kristi Allpere*

Ms. Julie M. Altenbach ADAC Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Private Wealth Group Ms. Lillian Balentine Benjamin Moore & Co. Blackwell Rum Patricia & William Buss Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds The Elster Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler David L. Forbes Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Steven & Caroline Harless Betty** & Gene Haywood Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* Robert J. Jones* Paul & Rosthema Kastin Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Steve & Eydie Koonin George H. Lanier Lubo Fund

Linda & John Matthews The Devereaux F. & Dorothy McClatchey Foundation, Inc. The Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Walter W. Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Ms. Lela M. Perry Margaret H. Petersen The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves

*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 77

ASO | support AGCO Corporation, Martin Richenhagen Vicki & Joe Riedel The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation In memory of Willard Shull AGCO Corporation, Lucinda B. Smith Hamilton & Mason Smith Sandy & Paul Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Geraldine Dillard Stutz Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Mr. Robert Taylor Joan N. Whitcomb Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Suzanne Bunzl Wilner YP Zeliff & Wallace Advisory Company, Inc


ACI Worldwide Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Rita & Herschel Bloom Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Chorba Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Jean & Jerry Cooper Jennifer & Corey Cowart Sally & Larry Davis Jere & Patsy Drummond* James F. Fraser Caroline & Harry Gilham, Jr. Mrs. Sally W. Hawkins Mr.**& Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. JoAnn Hall Hunsinger Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Johnson Robert A. Johnson Dick & Georgia Kimball*

Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Mr. & Mrs. William C. Lester* Deborah & William Liss* Dr. & Mrs. James T. Lowman Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Gregory & Judy Moore David Paule & Gary Mann Margo Brinton & Eldon Park S.A. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue Beverly & Milton Shlapak Stephen & Sonia Swartz Carol & Ramon Tome Family Fund* Total System Services, Inc. Burton Trimble Alan & Marcia Watt Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. H. & T. Yamashita*


Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda* Jack & Helga Beam Paul & Linnea Bert in honor of Maestro Robert Spano Mr. Justin Blalock Leon & Linda Borchers Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Major General & Mrs. Robert M. Bunker Dr. Aubrey M. Bush & Dr. Carol T. Bush Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner

Cynthia & Donald Carson Dr. & Mrs. William Clarkson IV* Ralph & Rita Connell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins Brant & Kathy Davis* Mr. Philip A. Delanty Peter & Vivian de Kok Ms. Diane Durgin Dr. Francine D. Dykes & Mr. Richard H. Delay David & Patty Emerson George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Ellen & Howard Feinsand Ms. Julianne Fish Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas R. Franz John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Ed & Judy Garland Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Grady Mary C. Gramling Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross Rand & Seth Hagen Deedee & Marc Hamburger Harald R. Hansen* Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Mr. Harvey & Dr. Sarah Hill* In memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Harry & Tatty Howard Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. W. Manchester Hudson Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Ms. Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston

Baxter Jones Hazel & Herb Karp Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Mark B. Kent & Kevin A. Daft Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert Thomas C. Lawson Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Stephen Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Thomas & Marianne Mabry Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Ruth & Paul Marston Mrs. Mary Ruth McDonald* Ms. Shelley S. McGehee Mr. Justin R. McLain Birgit & David McQueen Mrs. Virginia K. McTague Sandy & Harriet Miller Angela & Jimmy Mitchell* Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Myers Carpet Company Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Mr. & Mrs. Scott Nathan Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Susan Perdew Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Perullo Philips Elise T. Phillips

*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 Provaré Technology, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Betsy & Lee Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers John T. Ruff June & John Scott Elizabeth S. Sharp Angela & Morton Sherzer Helga Hazelrig Siegel Lewis Silverboard Sydney Simons Baker & Debby Smith Mrs. J. Lucian Smith* Johannah Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Southwest Airlines Co. Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Reverend Karl F. Suhr Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Taylor Annie-York Trujillo & Raul F. Trujillo Sheila L. Tschinkel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Voss Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Mary Lou Wolff Jan & Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates Allen W. Yee*


Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. R. Edwin Bennett

Mr. & Mrs. M. Les Bethune Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carlin Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. Malcomb D. Coley Dr. & Mrs. William T. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Thomas Dreeze & Evans Mirageas Dr. Xavier Duralde & Dr. Mary Barrett Mary Frances Early Peg Simms Gary Michael Gillen Thomas High Stephanie & Henry Howell Dona & Bill Humphreys Mary B. & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter Isabel Lamy Lee J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Elvira & Jay Mannelly Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. Elizabeth Meeder Tom & Jennifer Merkling Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman Dr.* & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III Mr. Leonard Reed* Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Shapiro W. Henry Shuford & Nancy Shuford

Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger Sally Stephens Westmoreland Drs. Holly & Marty York The Zaban Foundation, Inc.


Dr. Phyllis Abramson Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Mr. James Burton Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins Cree & Frazer Durrett Ree & Ralph Edwards Mach Flinn Alexander Gluzman & Mariya Fishman Mr. Charles E. Griffin Kenneth R. Hey Mentewab Ayalew & Peter Höyng in honor of Christopher Pulgram The Hyman Foundation Lana M. Jordan Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. & Mrs. David Krischer Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Ione & John Lee Joanne Lincoln Kay & John T. Marshall Captain & Mrs. Charles M. McCleskey Dr. Larry McIntire Lebby Neal Melanie & Allan Nelkin Dr. & Mrs. Keith D. Osborn The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ragland Mr. Tom B. Reynolds The Gary W. Rollins

Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Shou Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Summers Mrs. Marianne E. Tanner David & Kelly Taylor Bill & Judy Vogel Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Herbert & Grace Zwerner

Additional Support Justin Blalock Foundation Blonder Family Foundation Implementation & Consulting Services, Inc. William McDaniel Charitable Foundation Private Bank of Buckhead Techbridge

Archive Support 500+ Yoshihisa Aoki Jack & Helga Beam Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Steven B. Farrow & Vernon Price Joe Guthridge & David Ritter John & Martha Head MailChimp Dr. John R. Paddock & Dr. Karen M. Schwartz Bob & Mary Martha Scarr Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel Alan & Marcia Watt Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.*

Henry Sopkin Circle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Anonymous (18) 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 Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

*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 Cynthia & Donald Carson Margie & Pierce Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Robert Boston Colgin Mrs. Mary Frances Evans Comstock** Dr. John W. Cooledge John R. Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Elizabeth Etoll Brien P. Faucett Dr. Emile T. Fischer A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink Betty & Drew** Fuller Sally & Carl Gable William & Carolyn Gaik Mr.** & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover

Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Billie & Sig** Guthman James & Virginia Hale Sally & Paul** Hawkins John & Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Jim & Barbara Hund Clayton F. Jackson Mary B. James Calvert Johnson Herb & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen** Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff** James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy Russell Lee & Gary Lee, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William C. Lester Liz & Jay** Levine

Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham Linda & John Matthews Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis John & Clodagh Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard** & Sandra Palay Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mrs. Lela May Perry** Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce** Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Helen & John Rieser Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Mr.** & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser

Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Charles H. Siegel** Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel 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 Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Adair & Dick White Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil** Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.** & Mrs. Charles R. Yates

Atlanta Symphony Associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

2013-2014 Board Sylvia Davidson President Camille Kesler President-elect Belinda Massafra Advisor Gayle Lindsay Secretary Marie Hannon Treasurer Corrie Johnson Nominating Committee Chair Joan Abernathy Vice President of Membership Judy Feldstein Directory

Susan Levy, Pam Deaton & Dorsey Deaton Membership Initiatives Natalie Miller Vice President of Communication and Public Relations Hillary Linthicum Social Media Julie Witzel Newsletter Glee Lamb Vice President of Social Events Bunny Davidson & Betsy Fleisig Fall Membership Party Liz Cohn & Betty Jeter ASA Night at the Symphony

Julie Barringer & Beryl Pleasants Spring Luncheon Mollie Palmer Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Beth Sullivan Children’s Concerts, Festivals Nancy Levitt Ambassador Program Wadette Bradford Volunteer Engagement Lisa Bankoff, Leslie McLeod, Dawn Mullican, Annie-York Trujillo & Liz Troy Fundraising Strategic Planning Committee

Brooke Merrill Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Chair Daron Tarlton Bravo! Chair Mary Frances Early & Joanne Lincoln Concerto Co-Chairs Joan Abernathy Encore Chair Ruth Marston & Poppy Tanner Ensemble Co-Chairs Nancy Chunka & Marge Frost Intermezzo Chair

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

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corporate & government | support

Classical Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and POPS! Presenting Sponsor

Holiday Title Sponsor MUHTAR A. KENT Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

DARRYL HARMON Southeast Regional President

RICHARD H. ANDERSON Chief Executive Officer

PAUL R. GARCIA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

ED LABRY Vice Chairman Atlanta School of Composers Presenting Sponsor

JERRY KARR Senior Managing Director

PHILIP I. KENT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts

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The Woodruff Circle

The Woodruff Arts Center and our four artistic divisions – the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – rely on the generosity of those donors whose support extends to all parts of our organization. The members of The Woodruff Circle each contributed more than $250,000 to our efforts last year. We are deeply grateful to these 34 partners who help to ensure that the arts thrive in our city. $1,000,000+

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$250,000 - $499,999

Yolandra & Joseph Alexander Gordon W. Bailey Debrah & Harris Feinn Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Pamela & Douglass Selby Margaretta Taylor Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3) AT&T Bank of America Charitable Foundation Pamela & Oliver Cobb The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Equifax, Inc. & Employees Fulton County Arts Council The Home Depot Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy

PNC PwC, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. Mrs. William A. Schwartz SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Bank Employees and The SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund and Greene-Sawtell Foundation UPS Zeist Foundation, Inc. Donations made from June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013

The Patron Circle

Each year The Woodruff Arts Center raises critical dollars in support of the organization’s day-to-day operations through the Annual Campaign. The Patron Circle contributors helped us exceed a $9.2 million goal, ensuring that our artistic divisions can continue to bring the best in visual and performing arts, as well as arts education, to millions of people in the year ahead. $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company* Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.* $300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, WSB-TV The Hon. Anne Cox Chambers* The Home Depot Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees UPS* $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees* Equifax Inc. & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees The Sara Giles Moore Foundation SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Bank Employees and The SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund and Greene-Sawtell Foundation* $150,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Jones Day Foundation & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo

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$100,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Bank of America Delta Air Lines, Inc. Invesco Ltd. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend King & Spalding Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc.* Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

$75,000+ Goodwin Group The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Novelis Inc. Regions Financial Corporation* RockTenn Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund $50,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Crawford & Company Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion Holder Construction Company NCR Foundation PNC Foundation The Primerica Foundation Southwest Airlines Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Zeist Foundation, Inc. $35,000+ Chick-fil-A Foundation CSX The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Infor Global Solutions IntercontinentalExchange Sarah & Jim Kennedy Newell Rubbermaid Troutman Sanders LLP Verizon $25,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center, In Honor of Virginia A. Hepner Atlanta Foundation Balch & Bingham Julie & Jim Balloun Lisa & Joe Bankoff BB&T Corporation The Connolly Family Foundation Cousins Properties Foundation First Data Corporation John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Georgia Natural Gas Georgia-Pacific Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund GMT Capital Corporation Greenberg Traurig, LLP The Howell Fund, Inc.* Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Klaus Family Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Norfolk Southern Foundation Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation SCANA Energy Southwire Company United Distributors, Inc. Waffle House, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Yancey Bros. Co. $15,000+ ACE Charitable Foundation Acuity Brands, Inc. Aflac, Inc. AIG Alvarez & Marsal Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Assurant Specialty Property The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Marriott Marquis Juanita Powell Baranco Anna & Ed Bastian Susan R. Bell & Patrick M. Morris Laura & Stan Blackburn The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Nancy & Kenny Blank The Boston Consulting Group W. Paul Bowers Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch Bryan Cave LLP Camp-Younts Foundation Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. CIGNA Foundation Cisco The Correll Family Foundation The Cousins Foundation, Inc. Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Suzie & Randy Donaldson Mike Donnelly Fifth Third Bank Ford & Harrison LLP Frazier & Deeter, CPA Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Golden Peanut Company Harland Clarke Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes IBM ICS Contract Services, LLC Jenny & Phil Jacobs Jamestown Properties

Lou Brown Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Ingrid Saunders Jones Jones Lang LaSalle JPMorgan Chase, Atlanta Philip I. Kent Foundation Kimberly-Clark Kurt P. Kuehn & Cheryl Davis Lanier Parking Solutions Blanche Lipscomb Foundation, Inc. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Karole & John Lloyd Macy’s Foundation The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Mohawk Industries, Inc. & Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Nonami Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Vicki & John Palmer Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Post Properties, Inc. Jane & Joe Prendergast Mary & Craig Ramsey/Accenture The H. English Ermine Cater Robinson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Russell Reynolds Louise Sams & Jerome Grilhot Selig Enterprises, Inc./ The Selig Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Shirk Smith & Howard Karen & John Spiegel State Bank & Trust Company Superior Essex Inc. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor Taylor Consulting Group, Inc. Taylor English Duma LLP Tishman Speyer Properties Towers Watson Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Sue & John Wieland Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees *Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donor Donations for the Annual Campaign from June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013 | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 87

ASO | staff Orchestra Staff EXECUTIVE Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer Dionndra Prescott Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer Bob Scarr Archives Program Manager

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Mark Kent Vice President, Education & Community Engagement Katherine Algarra Program Assistant for Student Music Programs Niki Baker Manager of Ensembles & Instructions Janice Crews Manager of School and Family Programs Kaitlin Gress Arts Vibe Teen Program Coordinator Tiffany I. M. Jones Education Associate for Audience Development Ahmad Mayes Manager of Community Programs

Chastain Park Amphitheater Tanner Smith Director of Programming & Production, ASO Presents Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park Katie Daniel VIP Sales Manager Deborah Honan Customer Service Manager & Venue Rental Coordinator Brandon Schleicher Facility Manager Rebecca Simmons Director of Ticketing at ASO Presents

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS David Paule Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Dallas Greene Season Tickets Associate Holly Hanchey Director of Marketing & Customer Experience Meko Hector OPERATIONS Marketing Production Julianne M. Fish Manager Vice President & General Jennifer Jefferson Manager, ASO Director of of eBusiness & Paul Barrett Interactive Media Senior Production Tegan Ketchie Stage Manager Manager of Broad Richard Carvlin Based Giving DEVELOPMENT Stage Manager Melanie Kite Lucio Petroccione Jesse Pace Subscriptions Office Vice President for Strategic Manager Orchestra Operations & Business Development Hall Rental Coordinator Pamela Kruseck Rebecca Abernathy Susanne Watts Manager of Group Development Assistant Orchestra Sales & Tourism Services Manager Personnel Manager Jan Lochmann FINANCE & Dave Adan Russell Williamson Director of Revenue ADMINISTRATION Director of Corporate Orchestra Personnel Management Susan Ambo Development & Special Manager Alesia Mack Vice President of Finance Programs Director of Season Tickets ARTISTIC Shannon McCown Zachary Brown & Customer Service Evans Mirageas Assistant to the Vice Director of Kimberly Nogi Vice President for Artistic President of Finance Individual Giving Communications Manager Planning Peter Dickson Tammie Cotton Robert Phipps Carol Wyatt Senior Accountant Development Associate Publications Director Executive Assistant to the Kimberly Hielsberg Brien Faucett Music Director & Principal Senior Director of Financial Thomas Pinckney Associate Manager of Guest Conductor Group & Corporate Planning & Analysis Individual Giving Sales Manager Jeffrey Baxter Stephen Jones Ashley Krausen Choral Administrator Melissa Sanders Symphony Store Manager of Special Projects Senior Director, Ken Meltzer April Satterfield Melissa Muntz Communications ASO Insider & Controller Development Manager Program Annotator Robin Smith Johnnie Oliver ASO PRESENTS Subscription & Christopher McLaughlin Associate Manager Education Sales Artist Assistant Trevor Ralph Development Research Vice President, Chief Kourtnea Stevenson Gokul Parasuram Operating Officer Group & Corporate Development Services Sales Associate Clay Schell Coordinator Vice President, Karen Tucker Kate Robson Programming Season Tickets Associate Special Events Coordinator Holly Clausen Russell Wheeler Lauren Turner Director of Marketing Director of Group & Associate Manager of Corporate Sales Lisa Eng Individual Giving Graphic Artist Trammell Williams Ashley Majher Individual Giving Marketing & Promotions Coordinator Coordinator David Zaksheske Manager of Corporate Services

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ASO | ticket info CAN’T ATTEND A CONCERT? If you can’t use or exchange your tickets, please consider passing them on to friends, or return them to the box office for resale. To donate tickets, please call 404.733.5000 before the concert begins. A receipt will be mailed to you in January acknowledging the value of all tickets donated for resale during the year. SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MondayFriday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis. Order any time, any day! Service charge applies. Allow two to three weeks for delivery. For orders received less than two

weeks before the concert, tickets will be held at the box office. WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday; and noon – 8 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Please note: All single-ticket sales are final. 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.

ASO | general info LATE SEATING Patrons arriving after the concert begins 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 ASO’s gift shop is located in the galleria and offers a wide variety of items, ranging from ASO recordings and music-related merchandise to T-shirts and mugs. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 90 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

THE ROBERT SHAW ROOM The ASO invites donors who contribute at least $2,000 annually to become members of this private dining room for cocktails and dining on concert evenings — private rentals available. Call 404.733.4860. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Concert Hotline (Recorded info) 404.733.4949 Symphony Hall Box Office 404.733.5000 Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404.733.5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404.733.4800 Group Sales 404.733.4848 Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4865 (Volunteers) Educational Programs 404.733.4870 Youth Orchestra 404.733.5038 Box Office TTD Number 404.733.4303 Services for People 404.733-5000 with Special Needs 404.733.4800 Lost and Found 404.733.4225 Symphony Store 404.733.4345 Donations & Development 404.733.4375

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ASO | gallery 1. NEW! Our new ASO Media recording is now available! Distributed by Naxos of America, the allSibelius release features Music Director Robert Spano leading the ASO in Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7, and Tapiola. Visit the Symphony Store to purchase your copy, or visit us online at

2. HOLE IS ONE On October 28, the annual ASO Golf Classic took place at the prestigious East Lake Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament —chaired by Atlanta Symphony board member Paul Garcia, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments— benefitted the ASO and its Education and Community Engagement Programs.


3. WORLD PREMIER! Guest conductor Miguel HarthBedoya led the ASO in the world premiere of Philip Lasser’s newest piano

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concerto, The Circle and the Child, on October 17. The concerto was written for American pianist Simone Dinnerstein. 4. TDP 20 This season, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Talent Development Program, which nurtures the talent of young African American and Latino musicians. Thank you to everyone who has helped this program thrive and impact the musical lives these students.

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Woodruff Arts Center, the Fox Theatre and the Atlanta Oper...