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January 2017 | Content department 6 Welcome 8 Robert Spano 10 Orchestra Leadership 12 Musicians 22 Concert Program & Notes 49 ASO Chorus 56 ASO Support 70 ASO Staff


72 Ticket Info /General Info 74 ASO Calendar

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ASO | Welcome Dear Friends,


appy New Year! As we look forward to reaching new musical heights in 2017, we reflect with gratitude on all that your generosity made possible in 2016. It would be hard to imagine a more transformative year for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. We are gratified by your ongoing support and thrilled to continue making great music for you. Here’s my list of some of the most memorable moments from the ASO’s 2016: 1. We reached and exceeded the goal of the $25 million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign, nearly two years ahead of goal.

6. We revived the tradition of performing on Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill to the delight of more than 20,000 Atlantans.

2. We welcomed nine new musicians to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family, with more auditions on the horizon.

7. We opened the season with two notable successes: Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams, which broke attendance records for an ASO concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; and a sold-out Symphony Hall opening concert with superstar violinist Joshua Bell.

3. We finished the fiscal year in the black again — with a surplus. 4. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Brahms’ A German Requiem and a brilliant new work, Zohar by Jonathan Leshnoff, to a packed and enthusiastic Carnegie Hall. 5. We celebrated the legacy of the great Robert Shaw on the occasion of his 100th birthday, including concerts in Atlanta and New York, and a documentary film about his life that will be broadcast nationally on the PBS “American Masters” series.

8. The fall Concerts for Young People series sold out, setting an all-time attendance record for our youngest fans. 9. We celebrated Jane Little at her Guinness World Record-breaking concert, 71 years to the day of her first concert with the ASO, on Feb. 4, 1945. 10. Our audience is growing: We’ve exceeded our goals and welcomed hundreds of new subscribers to the ASO family!

I look forward to more milestones in the year ahead, and I thank each of you for your ongoing support of this tremendous ensemble. With gratitude, Jennifer Barlament Executive Director 6 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Roger Mastroianni

On a personal note, 2016 was my first year with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. It has been a privilege to work with such a gifted and passionate group of musicians in concert with our artistic leaders, board of directors, staff and chorus. As a graduate of Emory University, my return to Atlanta has felt like a homecoming. Thank you all for welcoming me and my family with open arms.

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ASO | Music Director Robert Spano


onductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and his distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras. Beginning his 16th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this imaginative conductor has been responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors and performers, and enjoys collaborations with composers and musicians of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs, including the Aspen Conducting Academy.


The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Spano’s commitment to American contemporary music. He has led Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai and Savannah Music Festivals. Guest engagements have included orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, along with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His opera performances include Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera productions of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Mr. Spano begins the 2016-17 season with “cloth field: an art place of life,” a conceptual collaboration between Spano and choreographer Lauri Stallings, involving dancers and sculptural elements with an original score composed by Mr. Spano in 2014 for the Atlanta-based dance troupe, glo. In addition to his leadership of the Orchestra, Spano has recently returned to his early love of composing. His most recent works include Sonata: Four Elements for piano, premiered by Spano at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as a new song cycle, both to be recorded for release on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s ASO Media label. An avid interpreter of opera and oratorio, Mr. Spano conducts John Adams’s Nixon in China at Houston Grand Opera, Christopher Theofanidis’s Creation/Creator at the Kennedy Center’s 2017 Shift Festival, and conducts and records Orfeo ed Euridice with the ASO and ASO Chamber Chorus. With a discography of critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, Ro b e r t Spano has won six Grammy Awards with the Atlanta Symphony. Spano is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University and Oberlin. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and lives in Atlanta.




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ASO | leadership 2016-17 Board of Directors Officers D. Kirk Jamieson Chair

Meghan H. Magruder John B. White Jr. Vice Chair Secretary Thomas Wardell Suzanne Tucker Plybon Vice Chair Treasurer

Directors Keith Adams Jennifer Barlament* Neil H. Berman Paul Blackney Brett M. Blumencranz Frank H. Boykin Mary Rockett Brock Janine Brown Karen Bunn* C. Merrell Calhoun S. Wright Caughman, M.D.

Bill Carey Russell Currey Carlos del Rio, M.D. Lynn Eden Shirley C. Franklin Jason Guggenheim Virginia A. Hepner* Caroline Hofland Douglas R. Hooker Tad Hutcheson Mrs. Roya Irvani Carrie Kurlander† James H. Landon

Donna Lee Hank Linginfelter Karole Lloyd Kelly L. Loeffler Brian F. McCarthy Penelope McPhee† Molly Minnear Terence L. Neal Joseph M. O’Donnell Howard D. Palefsky Sunny K. Park E. Fay Pearce Jr. Ronda Respess*

James Rubright William Schultz John Sibley Paul Snyder John Sparrow Gail Ravin Starr Joseph M. Thompson† Ray Uttenhove S. Patrick Viguerie Mark D. Wasserman Richard S. White Jr. Camille Yow

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

Lucy Lee Mrs. William C. Lester Mrs. J. Erskine Love Patricia H. Reid Joyce Schwob H. Hamilton Smith W. Rhett Tanner

G. Kimbrough Taylor Michael W. Trapp Chilton Varner Edus H. Warren Jr. Adair R. White Sue Sigmon Williams

Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

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

Board of Counselors Mrs. Helen Aderhold Elinor Breman Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler Charles Ginden

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

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Robert Spano Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair

Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair

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

Joel Dallow The UPS Foundation Chair Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner Barney Culver†

MUSICIAN ROSTER FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair Justin Bruns Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair Vacant Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster

SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung The Carolyn McClatchey Chair Sanford Salzinger

SECOND VIOLIN Vacant Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair Sou-Chun Su Associate/Acting Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair Jay Christy Assistant/Acting Associate Principal Anastasia Agapova Noriko Konno Clift Acting Assistant Acting Assistant Concertmaster Principal Sharon Berenson Carolyn Toll Hancock David Braitberg The Wells Fargo Chair Noriko Konno Clift John Meisner David Dillard Christopher Eleanor Kosek Pulgram Ruth Ann Little Carol Ramirez Thomas O’Donnell Juan Ramirez Ronda Respess Olga Shpitko Frank Walton Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich

CELLO Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus

BASS Colin Corner Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair  Gloria Jones Associate Principal Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair Karl Fenner Michael Kenady The Jane Little Chair Michael Kurth Joseph McFadden Daniel Tosky FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes • PICCOLO Gina Hughes •

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

Joseph Young Assistant Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal The Kendeda Fund Chair Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach

BASSOON Andrew Brady Principal The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair Vacant Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar

TROMBONE Samuel Schlosser • Principal The Terence L. Neal Chair,


ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach

HORN Brice Andrus Principal The Betty Sands Fuller Chair Susan Welty Associate Principal Ernesto Tovar Torres Jaclyn Rainey Bruce Kenney

BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht The Home Depot Veterans Chair

CLARINET Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair Ted Gurch Associate Principal Marci Gurnow • Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch BASS CLARINET Alcides Rodriguez

TRUMPET Stuart Stephenson Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair Michael Tiscione Acting Associate Principal/Second Michael Myers

Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Zgonc Brian Hecht

TUBA Michael Moore Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair TIMPANI Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair William Wilder Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Vacant Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair

Charles Settle Acting Principal The Connie and Merrell Calhoun Chair William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Sally and Carl Gable Chair KEYBOARD The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Nicole Jordan Principal The Marianna and Solon Patterson Chair Hannah Davis Assistant Librarian ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 13

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move you Every music lover has a story about how they came to appreciate great music, and season subscribers and fans of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra naturally have fantastic memories to share. By Andrew Alexander

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arly exposure to music was the source of a lifelong love of the orchestra for Atlanta resident Beth Sullivan. She says she still has a program from her kindergarten class’ field trip to a 1961 “tiny tots” concert by the ASO when founder Henry Sopkin was still conductor. “I love to reiterate every chance I get the importance of these early experiences,” she says. “I’m a prime example.” Sullivan eventually became an educator herself, working as an elementary-school teacher in the DeKalb County school systems, bringing her own students to the Concerts for Young People at Symphony Hall as often as she could. Now that she’s retired she says she loves being a symphony subscriber and volunteering as an usher for the Concerts for Young People. “It’s very gratifying to see, and it’s so important to keep that education component going.”

In addition to volunteering as an usher for Concerts for Young People, Beth Sullivan (left) has also volunteered as a “handler” for the Instrument Petting Zoos.

“I love going to the big choral concerts, and of course it’s not Christmas without going to Christmas With the ASO,” she says. “It’s hard to put into words what it means to have that great orchestra here in Atlanta with us and what it means to have their incredible talents presented week after week. I always tell people: ‘Try it, you’ll like it, and once you go, you’ll be hooked.’” That was true for young symphony fan Preston Cobb, who initially bought subscription tickets for his dad as a Father’s Day gift. “Three years ago, after I finished college and got a job where I could afford such things, I thought it would | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

be a fun Father’s Day gift to subscribe to the symphony with him,” he says. “Ever since then I’ve been a subscriber, and I’ve really grown to love classical music myself.”

Then we’ll discuss it all the way home.”

Cobb, a recent Georgia Tech graduate who works full time as an engineer and moonlights as a singer-songwriter in the local progressive metal band Figurant, says that symphony evenings are special times to share with his dad, an amateur composer. “After dinner at his place, we’ll have several hours at Symphony Hall together. We’ll go to the lecture, then we’ll go get a cocktail, then we’ll listen to more great music.

It’s a feeling shared by symphony subscriber and former music professor Herschel Beazley. “I feel very fortunate to live in a city that has such an outstanding orchestra,” he says. “Subscribing gives me a whole series of options to choose from, and there’s flexibility to change tickets if I have travel commitments. I just enjoy the variety of programming that Spano does.”

“I love the subscriber extras,” he adds. “Recently the ASO had an after-show reception with coffee. Some of the Cobb says it’s the detail and vividness of musicians were there and you could talk live performance that keeps him coming with them. I could just buy individual tickets, back. “Recordings aren’t always faithful to but going to more shows as a subscriber what you can hear live,” he says. “One of — even the ones where I didn’t know a my favorite things about going to hear our lot about the pieces beforehand — has orchestra is that, even though I’ve heard a proven to be an enjoyable experience. I lot of Tchaikovsky over the years, I’ve never also love the chamber recital experience really appreciated his bass lines until I heard of being able to sit up onstage, having a our bass section really enunciate them. You small group of super-talented musicians can only hear all those details that are so just going through a whirlwind right there intricate and amazing when you hear it live.” in front of you. It’s really impressive.”

Herschel Beazley was first exposed to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra nearly 57 years ago.

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Beazley was first exposed to the Atlanta Symphony at one of its Concerts for Young People when he was a student and young musician at Decatur High School in the 1960s. His exposure to the orchestra helped spark a love of music that lasted a lifetime. He majored in music at Florida State University, got his master’s at Georgia State and finished with his doctorate in music education at the University of Illinois. After teaching music for 25 years in the state university system of Georgia, he retired in 2007.




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Midtown resident and ASO subscriber Jason Palmer has heard many major orchestras across the country but takes pride in listening to his hometown musicians.

“For me, personally, it’s great to be on the other side of the podium now,” he says. “I like to just sit back and enjoy the music for a change. I take advantage of things the Woodruff Arts Center offers before and after the performance. Occasionally the ASO will have events after the performance. After the Joshua Bell concert there was an opportunity to meet him at a private reception for subscribers. And we’re so fortunate that the ASO has Ken Meltzer leading the preconcert lectures and the onstage chamber concerts. I think the ASO is an outstanding performing ensemble. I hear symphonies in other cities, but I’m always impressed with how exact and precise the ASO is.” Recent Georgia Tech graduate Jason Palmer feels the same way. He grew up in Roswell and became interested in classical music while in college. “I had some friends who attended one of the ASO concerts and told me how good the music was,” he says. “I tried it out the first time, and I’ve been going ever since. It was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. It’s such an amazing piece and I remember how powerfully they played it. I feel like I was won over.”

Palmer says he now attends about once a month and occasionally volunteers as an usher. “I’ve been to Boston, Chicago, New York,” he says. “I’ve been fortunate to see all of the major orchestras in the country, and for me, the quality of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s music is at the same level as any orchestra I’ve seen in person. It gives me a feeling of pride to know our city’s orchestra is able to perform at such a high level.” The walkability of his Midtown neighborhood, the great restaurant and coffee options nearby, the wide array of offerings at the Woodruff Arts Center and the world-class orchestra keep Palmer coming back. “It’s the cultural heart of the city,” he says. “The environment and the campus are amazing. Listening to a live orchestra is something I think everyone should experience, especially when it’s in your hometown. It’s worth taking a shot to experience the music performed by our talented hometown musicians.”

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Delta is proud to celebrate more than 75 years as Atlanta’s hometown airline. Delta’s community spirit worldwide continues to be a cornerstone of our organization. As a global airline, our mission is to continuously create value through an inclusive culture by leveraging partnerships and serving communities where we live and work. This includes not only valuing individual differences of race, religion, gender, nationality and lifestyle, but also managing and valuing the diversity of work teams, intracompany teams and business partnerships. Solo pianos used by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are gifts of the Atlanta Steinway Society and in memory of David Goldwasser. The Hamburg Steinway piano is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Rosi Fiedotin. The Yamaha custom six-quarter tuba is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Principal Tuba player Michael Moore from The Antinori Foundation. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra records for ASO Media. Other recordings of the Orchestra are available on the Argo, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Nonesuch, Philips, Telarc and Sony Classical labels. Media sponsors: WABE, WSB AM, and AJC. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.

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JAN 5/7 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Concerts of Thursday, January 5 and Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 8:00 pm PETER OUNDJIAN, Conductor STUART STEPHENSON, trumpet

MORE Concerts featuring music by 18th-century masters, as well as later works influenced by the music of the Classical and Baroque era: (FEB 2/4) R. STRAUSS: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra (MAY 4/5/6) MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik HAYDN: “London” Symphony (MAY 11/13) GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34 (1887) I. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso II. Variations. Andante con moto III. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso IV. Scene and Gypsy Song. Allegretto V. Fandango of the Asturias FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809) Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob.VIIe:1 (1796) I. Allegro II. Andante III. Allegro

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BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945) Concerto for Orchestra (1943) 38 MIN I. Introduzione. Andante non troppo; Allegro vivace II. Giuoco delle coppie. Allegro scherzando III. Elegia. Andante, non troppo IV. Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto IV. Finale. Pesante; Presto

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34 (1887)

First Classical Subscription Performance: February 27, 1949, Henry Sopkin, Conductor.

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV was born in Tikhvin, Russia, on March 18, 1844, and died in Lyubensk, Russia, on June 21, 1908. The first performance Most Recent Classical of the Capriccio espagnol took place at the Small Subscription Performances: Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, on October October 20-22, 2011, 31, 1887, with the composer conducting the Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor. Orchestra of the Imperial Russian Opera House. The Capriccio espagnol is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, snare drum, tambourine, castanets, cymbals, bass drum, harp, and strings.


ikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed his brilliant Capriccio espagnol in the summer of 1887. For some time, the Russian composer had been occupied with the orchestration of his opera, Prince Igor. However, according to Rimsky-Korsakov: “In the middle of the summer this work was interrupted: I composed the Spanish Capriccio from the sketches of my projected virtuoso violin fantasy on Spanish themes. According to my plans the Capriccio was to glitter with dazzling color, and manifestly, I had not been wrong.” It was Rimsky-Korsakov who led the October 31, 1887 premiere of his Capriccio espagnol. The concert took place at the Small Theater in St. Petersburg, as part of the Russian Musical Society’s concert series. Rimsky-Korsakov conducted the Orchestra of the Imperial Russian Opera House. The concert, according to Rimsky-Korsakov, “was played with a perfection and enthusiasm the like of which it never possessed subsequently... Despite its length, the composition called forth an insistent encore.” Rimsky-Korsakov has long been hailed as one of the masters of orchestration. The composer himself acknowledged that the Capriccio espagnol, along with Scheherazade (1888) and the Russian Easter Overture (1888), marked the culmination of a period in “which my orchestration had reached a considerable degree of virtuosity and bright sonority…” The five movements are played without pause. I. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso—The Capriccio espagnol opens with a scintillating Alborada (an aubade, or morning serenade). II. Variations. Andante con moto—The horn introduces a languid, dolce theme that serves as the basis for a series of variations, showcasing the orchestra’s wide range of colors. III. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso—The third movement offers a repetition of the opening Alborada, now transposed from A to B-flat Major. IV. Scene and Gypsy Song. Allegretto—A roll of the snare drum introduces a series of cadenzas for the horns and trumpets, violin, flute and clarinet, and harp. A vibrant Gypsy song dominates the latter part of the movement, gathering impressive momentum as it proceeds directly to the finale. V. Fandango of the Asturias—The final movement opens with a Fandango, a lively dance in triple meter. The Gypsy song briefly returns, as does the opening Alborada, bringing the Capriccio espagnol to a dazzling Presto conclusion. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23

JAN 5/7 | program Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob.VIIe:1 (1796)

First Classical Subscription Performances: April 9, 10, and 11, 1992, James Thompson, Trumpet, Eduardo Mata, Conductor.

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN was born in Rohrau, Austria, on March 31, 1732 and died in Vienna, Austria, on May 31, 1809. In addition to the solo trumpet, the Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.


ranz Joseph Haydn composed the Trumpet Concerto for his friend, Anton Weidinger (1767-1852). The first valve trumpet did not appear until the 1820s. Weidinger, one of the finest trumpeters of his day, invented a trumpet that employed side-holes and keys similar to those found on woodwind instruments. Depressing these keys allowed diatonic (and even chromatic) playing in the trumpet’s lower registers. Haydn composed his Concerto to allow Weidinger to display the capabilities of his new trumpet. The first known public performance took place at the Vienna Burgtheater on March 28, 1800, with Weidinger as soloist. When Haydn composed his Trumpet Concerto, he had returned from the second of his two triumphant visits to London. His final Symphony, the great No. 104 (“London”) had its successful premiere on May 4, 1795. A similar level of genius and inspiration found in the “London” Symphony emerges in the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. Haydn’s creativity, melodic genius, and sheer joy in the art of composing have made this virtuoso work the most beloved of all trumpet concertos. The Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro) opens with the traditional orchestral introduction of the principal themes. The soloist enters with his virtuoso take on the material. The lyrical slow-tempo second movement (Andante) is in A—B—A form. The sparkling finale (Allegro) opens with the first of two principal themes, initially played by the first violins. The first violins also introduce the playful second theme. The themes return throughout, serving as the basis for numerous virtuoso flights by the soloist. A final iteration of the opening theme leads to the Concerto’s emphatic close. Concerto for Orchestra (1943)

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Performance: January 17, 1967, BÉLA BARTÓK was born in Sînnicolau Mare, Robert Mann, Conductor. Hungary, on March 25, 1881 and died in New York on September 26, 1945. The first performance of Most Recent Classical the Concerto for Orchestra took place at Symphony Subscription Performances: Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 1, April 11-13, 2013, 1944, with Serge Koussevitsky conducting the Lionel Bringuier, Conductor. Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Concerto for Orchestra is scored for piccolo, three flutes, three oboes, English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, side drum, tam-tam, triangle, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, two harps, and strings.


éla Bartók composed his Concerto for Orchestra during a period of overwhelming adversity and despair. In October of 1940, Bartók and his wife left Hungary to escape the Nazis. During the journey to the United States, the composer wrote, “this voyage plunging into the unknown from what is known but unbearable...God only knows how and 24 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JAN 5/7 | program for how long I’ll be able to work over there.” Bartók’s fortunes continued to decline when he settled in New York. Commissions for new musical works were scarce during this turbulent period in world history. Bartók, his health rapidly deteriorating, was often unable to fulfill those few assignments he received. “Our situation grows worse from day to day,” Bartók wrote in 1941 to his friend, the conductor Paul Sacher. Bartók continued: All I can say is that in the whole of my working life, that is to say for the past twenty years, I have never found myself faced with such a terrible situation as that into which I shall be plunged in the near future...I am becoming rather pessimistic; I have lost all my faith in men and nations, everything... The bleakness of Bartók’s predicament was further exacerbated by his declining health. In 1943, Serge Koussevitsky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, paid Bartók a surprise visit at his New York hospital room. Koussevitsky offered Bartók a commission to write a new orchestral work. Koussevitsky’s visit seemed to rejuvenate the gravelyill composer. Bartók worked on his Concerto for Orchestra “practically night and day” during a period from August 15 to October 8, 1943, while staying at a private sanatorium in Lake Saranac, New York. Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra presented the triumphant world premiere of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra at Symphony Hall on December 1, 1944. Illness finally overcame Bartók’s great spirit, and the composer died in New York on September 26, 1945, less than a year after the Concerto for Orchestra’s stunning premiere. The popularity of the Concerto for Orchestra, one of Bartók’s most optimistic and brilliant works, continues unabated. Bartók offered the following general description of his Concerto for Orchestra for the 1944 premiere: The title of this symphony-like orchestral work is explained by its tendency to treat the single instruments or instrument groups in a “concertant” or soloistic manner. The “virtuoso” treatment appears, for instance, in the fugato section of the first movement (brass instruments), or in the “perpetuum mobile”-like passage of the principal theme in the last movement (strings), and, especially, in the second movement, in which pairs of instruments consecutively appear with brilliant passages. The Concerto for Orchestra is in five movements. The first opens with a brooding Introduction (Andante non troppo), leading to the energetic principal Allegro vivace. The second movement, Giuoco delle coppie. Allegro scherzando, a sprightly “game of pairs,” features a series of passages for groups of two instruments. The third movement Elegy (Andante, non troppo) is, according to the composer, a “lugubrious death-song.” The fourth-movement Intermezzo interrotto (Interrupted Intermezzo) includes the unwelcome appearance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony (1941), a work Bartók detested. Bartók both parodies and obliterates the “Leningrad” before resuming the Intermezzo. The Concerto for Orchestra concludes with a breathtaking Finale (Pesante; Presto).

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JAN 5/7 | artists PETER OUNDJIAN, Conductor


dynamic presence in the conducting world, Toronto-born conductor Peter Oundjian is renowned for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality. Oundjian’s appointment as Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) in 2004 reinvigorated the Orchestra with numerous recordings, tours and acclaimed innovative programming as well as extensive audience growth, thereby significantly strengthening the ensemble’s presence in the world. In August 2014, he led the TSO on a tour of Europe, which included a sold-out performance at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the first performance of a North American orchestra at Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall. Oundjian was appointed Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in 2012. Under his baton, the orchestra has enjoyed several successful tours including one to China, and has continued its relationship with Chandos Records. This season, Oundjian and the RSNO opened the Edinburgh Festival with the innovative Harmonium Project to great critical and audience acclaim. DALE WILCOX

Few conductors bring such musicianship and engagement to the world’s great podiums—from Berlin, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv, to New York, Chicago and Sydney. He has also appeared at some of the great annual gatherings of music and music-lovers – from the BBC Proms and the Prague Spring Festival, to the Edinburgh Festival and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Mozart Festival, where he was Artistic Director from 2003 to 2005. Oundjian was Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010 and Artistic Director of the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York between 1997 and 2007. Since 1981, he has been a visiting professor at the Yale School of Music, and was awarded the university’s Sanford Medal for distinguished service to music in 2013. STUART STEPHENSON, trumpet


tuart Stephenson joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. A Fairfax Station, VA native, Stephenson began playing trumpet at age ten and also plays the piano. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. Stephenson’s notable teachers include Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, Chris Martin, Tom Rolfs, Tom Cupples, Adel Sanchez, Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Stephenson has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, SchleswigHolstein Musik Festival and Tanglewood Music Center. He also maintains a private trumpet studio in Atlanta.

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JAN 12/14 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Concerts of Thursday, January 12, and Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 8:00pm DONALD RUNNICLES, Conductor KIRILL GERSTEIN, Piano

The concerts of January 12 and 14, 2017 are dedicated to the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 15, 2017, Dr. King would have been 88 years old and this weekend the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra remembers his life, legacy and achievements.

The music of 19th and 20th Century Russian masters forms a cornerstone of our 2016-17 season: (FEB 2/4) TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra (MAR 9/10/11) SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 2 (MAR 9/11) (APR 6/7) RACHMANINOV: Vocalise Piano Concerto No. 1 Symphonic Dances

MARC NEIKRUG (b. 1946) The Unicorn of Atlas Peak (2016) 10 MIN World Premiere, Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Teton Music Festival PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 (1875, rev. 1879) 35 MIN I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso; Allegro con spirito II. Andantino simplice III. Allegro con fuoco Kirill Gerstein, piano INTERMISSION DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93 (1953) I. Moderato II. Allegro III. Allegretto IV. Andante. Allegro

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator The Unicorn of Atlas Peak (2016)

WORLD PREMIERE, Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Teton Music Festival

MARC NEIKRUG was born in New York on September 24, 1946. These are the world premiere performances. The Unicorn of Atlas Peak is scored for three flutes, alto flute, three oboes, three clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, tuba, Percussion I (glockenspiel, triangle, medium suspended cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum), Percussion II (vibraphone, medium suspended cymbal), Percussion III (marimba, tuned gong), harp, celesta, and strings.


n composing a ten-minute work, I was very conscious of structuring in a way as to allow for differing musical elements. I constructed a tapestry of textures, in which portions come and go. This results in a variety of accumulating layers of sound. In the visual world, I perceive this as relating to the way we see clouds move across the sky. They can move in layers and at differing speeds. While we are aware of the layers, at times, one cloud, can be covered by another, or possibly peek out for a moment. This sound tapestry is then set into three broader sweeps of phrases. The first builds into a climax of some force. This is followed by a more lyrical phrase of similar length. The next, shorter phrase builds again and is followed by a short coda, which takes us into a very different, more fantastical realm to finish. The title refers to a dear mutual friend who introduced Donald Runnicles and me. —Marc Neikrug

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 (1875, rev. 1879) PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 25, 1875, with Hans von Bülow as soloist. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.


First Classical Subscription Performance: November 17, 1953, Leonard Pennario, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: March 28, 29, and 30, 2013, Yevgeny Sudbin, Piano, Michael Morgan, Conductor. Recording: (Telarc CD: 80386), André Watts, Piano, Yoel Levi, Conductor.

he Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto remains one of the most well-known and beloved of all concert works. But the familiar performing version, published in 1894 after Tchaikovsky’s death, deviates significantly from what he composed, and conducted in concert. Research by members of the Tchaikovsky Museum and Archive in Klin, Russia, has produced scholarly performing editions of the Concerto’s 1875 score, as well as the 1879 revision, performed at these concerts.. The soloist for these concerts, Kirill Gerstein, made the world premiere recording of the Concerto’s 1879 edition (Myrios Classics MYR016). In his liner notes for the recording, Mr. Gerstein comments: | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31

JAN 12/14 | program Comparing the 1879 version with the posthumous one convinces me that the musical substance is expressed more authentically in the composer’s own score. Many examples of differing dynamics, articulations, and tempo indications in Tchaikovsky’s version point to a more lyrical, almost Schumannesque conception of the concerto. The arpeggiated chords and softer dynamics in the opening do not threaten to overpower the theme in the strings and allow the melody more metric flexibility and differentiation. Restoring the measures traditionally cut in the middle section of the finale enables us to hear harmonically adventurous musical material and positively affects the structural balance of the movement. In sum, the editorial changes of the third version add a flavor of superficial brilliance to the piece, while at the same time taking away from its genuine musical character. In a March 9, 2015 article for the New York Review of Books ( daily/2015/03/09/real-tchaikovsky), Mr. Gerstein discusses the history of the various performing versions, illustrated by side-by-side audio clips. The Concerto is in three movements. The first—by far the longest of the three—opens with one of the most beloved episodes in all of concert music (Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso). This famous sequence is, in fact, the introduction to the central portion of the opening movement (Allegro con spirito), whose first theme is based upon a Ukraine folk melody. Muted pizzicato strings accompany the soloist flute’s dolcissimo introduction of the slow-tempo movement’s (Andantino simplice) principal melody. The whirlwind finale (Allegro con fuoco) is again based upon a Ukraine folk tune. A more graceful melody makes a glorious reappearance at the work’s conclusion, capped by the soloist and orchestra’s breathless race to the finish. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93 (1953)

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Performances: November 29 and DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH was born in St. 30, and December 1, 1979, Petersburg, Russia, on September 25, 1906, and Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor. died in Moscow, Russia, on August 9, 1975. The first performance of the Tenth Symphony took Most Recent Classical place in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) on December Subscription Performances: 17, 1953, with Evgeny Mravinsky conducting the May 22 and 24, 2014, Leningrad Philharmonic. The Tenth Symphony is Ilan Volkov, Conductor. scored for two piccolos, two flutes, three oboes, Recording: Telarc CD-80241, English horn, E-flat clarinet, three clarinets, three Yoel Levi, Conductor. bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, triangle, tam-tam, tambourine, suspended cymbal, military drum, cymbals, bass drum, and strings.


or more than half of his artistic life, Dmitri Shostakovich lived under the tyranny of dictator Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922-1953. Following the surrender of Germany in May of 1945, Shostakovich announced that he would write his Ninth Symphony, a “Victory Symphony” with a grand “apotheosis.” Stalin anticipated that new work would emulate Beethoven’s Ninth (1824), an epic work that concludes with a triumphant choral finale. Of course, Stalin expected the finale of the new work to sing his praises. Instead, Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony emerged as a satirical (and at times acerbic) 25-minute composition with conventional orchestral forces. 32 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JAN 12/14 | program Stalin viewed the Ninth Symphony as a personal insult and was furious. Stalin’s perceptions may have been correct. In Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich, the composer (at least as related by his friend and student, Solomon Volkov) offered these comments about the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Ninth Symphony: Stalin always listened to experts and specialists carefully. The experts told him I knew my work and therefore Stalin assumed the symphony in his honor would be a quality piece of music. He would be able to say, “There it is, our national Ninth.”...I confess that I gave hope to the leader and the teacher’s dreams. I announced that I was writing an apotheosis. I was trying to get them off my back but it turned against me...I couldn’t write an apotheosis to Stalin, I simply couldn’t. I knew what I was in for when I wrote the Ninth. Joseph Stalin died on March 5, 1953. In the summer and autumn of that year, Shostakovich returned to symphonic composition for the first time since 1945. The Tenth Symphony received its premiere on December 17, 1953. Evgeny Mravinsky, the composer’s longtime friend and musical champion, conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic. Shostakovich refused to offer a public explanation of the meaning of the Tenth Symphony, curtly stating: “Let them work it out for themselves.” The Shostakovich of Volkov’s Testimony was more forthcoming: But I did depict Stalin in my next Symphony, the Tenth. I wrote it right after Stalin’s death, and no one yet has guessed what the Symphony is about. It’s about Stalin and the Stalin years. The second part, the scherzo, is about Stalin, roughly speaking. Of course, there are many other things in it, but that’s the basis. If these words accurately reflect Shostakovich’s thoughts, the Symphony’s program becomes intriguing, to say the least. In the Tenth Symphony, Shostakovich employs a device found in several of his compositions—a motif based on the notes D-Eb-C-B, which, in German musical notation, is D-S-C-H, a musical representation of the composer (D. Schostakowitsch). In the course of the Tenth Symphony, this “Shostakovich” motif confronts and ultimately defeats the “Stalin” music. Whether the Tenth Symphony in fact portrays the triumph of Shostakovich over Stalin remains for the individual listener to decide. Regardless of the work’s extra-musical associations, the Shostakovich Tenth represents the welcome resurrection of a brilliant symphonic composer and dramatist, at the height of his powers. The Tenth Symphony is in four movements. The first (Moderato), by far the longest of the four, is constructed as a massive arch. The “Stalin” second movement (Allegro) assaults with an almost unremitting energy and violence. The third movement (Allegretto) features the introduction of the “D-S-C-H” motif, played by the piccolo, flute, and oboe. The finale opens with a slow-tempo introduction (Andante). During the ensuing Allegro, the “Stalin” music from the second movement makes a stormy intrusion on the celebration, only to be crushed by a massive orchestral statement of the “D-S-C-H” motif. After a hushed interlude (Listesso tempo), the Symphony concludes with a reprise of the frenetic Allegro material, punctuated by triumphant statements of “D-S-C-H” in the brass and timpani.

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JAN 12/14 | artists DONALD RUNNICLES, Conductor



onductor Donald Runnicles is concurrently the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Chief Conductor the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, Wyo.). He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Runnicles enjoys close and enduring relationships with several of the most significant opera companies and symphony orchestras; he is especially celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and post-Romantic symphonic and opera repertoire, which are core to his musical identity. His previous posts include Music Director of the San Francisco Opera (1992-2008), during which he led world premieres of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, Conrad Susa’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the U.S. premiere of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise; Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City (2001-2007); and General Music Director of the Theater Freiburg and Orchestra (1989-1993).

Recent and upcoming highlights include guest-conducting engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), TonhalleOrchester Zürich and Staatskapelle Dresden. In the 2016-17 season, he leads two new productions at the Deutsche Oper (Britten’s Death in Venice and Mozart’s Così fan tutte) and Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, in addition to seven revival titles. Runnicles’ extensive discography includes complete recordings of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Britten’s Billy Budd, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. His recording of Wagner arias with tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin won the 2013 Gramophone prize for best vocal recording, and his recording of Janáˇcek’s Jenu°fa with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for best opera recording. Maestro Runnicles was appointed OBE in 2004 and holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. KIRILL GERSTEIN, piano


he multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein is rapidly ascending into classical music’s highest ranks. With a masterful technique, discerning intelligence and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and numerous styles, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians. Gerstein is the sixth recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, presented every four years to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma, and who desires sustains a career as a major international concert artist. Gerstein was also awarded First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, and received a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award and a 2010 Avery Fisher Grant. Highlights of his 2016-17 season in North America include return appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and the Symphony 36 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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JAN 19/21 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concerts of Thursday, January 19, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 8:00pm presented by Delta Air Lines. DONALD RUNNICLES, Conductor MELODY MOORE, soprano KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo-soprano NICKY SPENCE, tenor RAYMOND ACETO, bass ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS, NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses

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ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1896) 63 MIN I. Feierlich (Solemnly); Misterioso II. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft III. Adagio: Langsam, feierlich (Slow, solemnly) INTERMISSION ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Te Deum, WAB 45 (1884) I. Te Deum laudamus II. Te ergo quaesumus III. Aeterna fac IV. Salvum fac populum tuum V. In Te, Domine, speravi Melody Moore, soprano Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Nicky Spence, tenor Raymond Aceto, bass Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

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ANTON BRUCKNER was born in Ansfelden, Austria, on September 4, 1824, and died in Vienna, Austria, on October 11, 1896.

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Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1896)

Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: The first performance of the Symphony No. February 5, 6, and 7, 2004, 9 took place in Vienna on February 11, 1903, Donald Runnicles, Conductor. with Ferdinand Löwe conducting the Vienna Konzertverein Orchestra. The Ninth Symphony is scored for three flutes, three oboes, three clarinets, three bassoons, eight horns, four Wagner tubas, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings.


nton Bruckner worked on his Ninth (and final) Symphony, during a period of extraordinary challenge. In the fall of 1887, around the time Bruckner began sketches for the Ninth, he sent the score of the Eighth Symphony to his great friend and advocate, conductor Hermann Levi, along with the following message: “At long last the Eighth is finished and my artistic father must be the first to know about it...May it find grace!”

But Levi was confused by Bruckner’s longest and, perhaps, darkest symphony. When Bruckner learned that Levi found the Eighth Symphony incomprehensible, the composer was devastated, and nearly suffered a nervous breakdown. Three years of unparalleled self-doubt ensued, during which Bruckner made wholesale revisions to several of his compositions. The crisis engendered by Levi’s response to the Eighth also delayed progress on the Ninth. The subsequent years were marked by a rapid and significant decline in Bruckner’s health. Sensing that his time was limited, Bruckner prepared his will in 1893, bequeathing all the original scores of his important works to the Hofbibliothek in Vienna. Despite all of his tribulations, Bruckner’s profound religious faith provided him with the inner strength and determination to continue work on the Ninth Symphony. By November of 1894, Bruckner had completed the first three movements. Bruckner reported to his physician that he would dedicate “to the Lord of lords, to my dear God, my last work, and hope that He will grant me enough time to complete it and will generously accept my gift.” During the summer of 1895, Bruckner was physically unable to climb stairs. The Emperor provided the aged composer with lodgings at the Imperial Palace of Belvedere. On January 12, 1896, Bruckner attended his final concert, although he was so ill that needed to be carried into the hall. Bruckner continued to pursue completion of his Ninth Symphony to the moment of his death. On the morning of Sunday, October 11, 1896, the composer worked on the finale, and then took a walk in the garden surrounding his lodgings. Bruckner died shortly after his return. Three days later, Anton Bruckner’s funeral service was held at the Karlskirche in Vienna. The Adagio from the composer’s Seventh Symphony was played in his honor. The premiere of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony took place in Vienna on February 11, 1903, with the composer’s former pupil, Ferdinand Löwe, leading the Vienna Konzertverein Orchestra. The edition prepared by Löwe for the 1903 premiere departed substantially from the composer’s original. On April 2, 1932, Siegmund von Hausegger conducted the | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41

DEC 19/21 JAN 9/10 ||program program Munich Philharmonic in a concert that presented both Löwe’s adaptation and, for the first time, Bruckner’s original score. Hausegger recalled: My fear that the original version would appear weaker in its effect was dispelled by the compelling impression of a far more powerful and severe individuality as compared with the arrangement, although this is no doubt a masterly one. The superiority of Bruckner’s original conception was immediately apparent. Published in 1934, it continues to be the version of choice. Bruckner left some 450 measures of the intended finale, as well as numerous revisions of various sections. There have been attempts to fashion a complete fourth movement from these sketches, but opinions sharply differ as to whether the results are consistent either with Bruckner’s intentions, or the quality of the fully-completed movements. The vast majority of performances of the Bruckner Ninth (these concerts included) present only the first three movements. As in the case of Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony (1822), the completed movements of the Bruckner Ninth themselves provide a unique and fulfilling musical journey. I. Feierlich (Solemnly); Misterioso—The mysterious opening of the expansive first movement features a device frequently employed by Bruckner, inspired by its counterpart in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Over string tremolo accompaniment, the brass intones the opening motif. Several additional motifs are rapidly introduced, as the opening section moves to a shattering climax. The second section features a more lyrical A-Major theme played by the violins. The third section returns to the principal D-Minor tonality with an ascending and descending passage offered by the strings. A lengthy restatement (or as some commentators have termed it, a “counterstatement”) of portions of the various principal sections follows. The stunning coda features Bruckner’s masterful combinations of motifs from the opening principal section, concluding with a violent, dissonant orchestral outburst. II. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft (Emotional, lively)—The Scherzo opens with a dialogue between chirping winds and pizzicato strings. But any lightness of mood suggested by this opening is quickly dispelled. After a crescendo and brief silence, the orchestra relentlessly thunders a rhythmic passage that soon returns to overwhelm some rather more playful woodwind solos. The intervening Trio offers some relief from this danse macabre, but ultimately the Scherzo returns in all its diabolical fury. III. Adagio: Langsam, feierlich (Slow, solemnly)—The great Adagio, the last completed movement of Bruckner’s final Symphony, opens with a mournful, arching figure by the first violins that soon resolves to a seraphic, ascending passage. These opening measures are in many ways typical of a movement that, throughout, juxtaposes life’s struggles and torments with visions of divine salvation. The Adagio proceeds to a climax, followed by a descending chorale played by the horns and tubas. The strings introduce a more lyrical sequence. Bruckner proceeds to restate the principal material in highly varied fashion. All the while, the composer maintains a cycle of conflict and release, not finally resolved until the repose of the closing pages, featuring poignant quotations from the composer’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies.

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DEC 19/21 JAN 9/10 ||program program Te Deum, WAB 45 (1884) The first performance of Te Deum took place at the Kleiner Musikvereinsaal in Vienna on May 2, 1885. These are the First Classical Te Deum is scored for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass Subscription Performances. solos, mixed chorus, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, organ (optional), and strings.


nton Bruckner, the composer, is best remembered for his Symphonies. But Bruckner, who held various important positions as a church organist, was also a prolific composer of sacred choral pieces. Indeed, Bruckner wrote sacred music throughout his life, with the earliest such works preceding by a few decades his initial forays into symphonic composition. Bruckner’s more than 50 sacred works run the gamut from brief motets to grand, full-scale masses. The great German conductor and Bruckner interpreter Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) believed that Bruckner’s mission was “to introduce the divine into our human world.” According to Furtwängler, Bruckner’s music soars “broadly and freely in a state of bliss, released from earthly cares—fulfillment without sentimentality, without calculation.” Furtwängler’s eloquent description applies with equal strength to Bruckner’s sacred and secular creations. This is hardly surprising. Bruckner, a devoutly religious man, viewed all of his music as offerings to his Lord. In that sense, Bruckner’s approach to composition reflected that of his great predecessor, Johann Sebastian Bach. Telling in this regard is the fact that when Bruckner realized that he would not live long enough to complete his Ninth Symphony (a purely instrumental work), he suggested that his Te Deum, a majestic sacred composition for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, could serve as the finale. The text of the Te Deum, an early Christian hymn of praise, is generally attributed to Saint Nicetas, Bishop of Remesiana (5th Century).

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DEC 19/21 JAN 9/10 ||artists artists MELODY MOORE, soprano



oprano Melody Moore has appeared on many of the leading opera stages of the world including San Francisco Opera in the title role of Tosca, Mimì in La bohème, and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro; Houston Grand Opera as Julie in Show Boat, Marta in the American premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger, the title role in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte and as Freia in Das Rheingold; English National Opera as Mimi and as Marguerite in Faust; New York City Opera as Rita Clayton in the New York premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon and as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna and more. In the 2016-17 season, Moore returns to the Los Angeles Opera to sing the title role of Tosca as well as to cover Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth. Moore will make both her role and house debuts in the title role of Janáˇcek’s Kátya Kabanová in a new production at the Seattle Opera, and she will bring her portrayal of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer to the Austin Opera for her house debut. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Melody Moore is a former Adler Fellow of San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera Program participant. Notable conductors with whom she has worked include Kent Nagano, Donald Runnicles, John DeMain, Patrick Summers, Ulf Schirmer, and Roy Goodman. Stage directors of productions in which she has participated include John Copley, Ron Daniels, Des McAnuff, Ian Judge, Jonathan Miller, David Pountney, and Francesca Zambello. 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 mezzosoprano Kelley O’Connor has emerged as one of the most compelling performers of her generation. In addition to the present performance, the artist’s impressive symphonic calendar of the 2016-17 season includes Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Matthias Pintscher and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker as well as with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony both at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis and at Carnegie Hall, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Louis Langrée and the Detroit Symphony and with Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In performances with Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Miss O’Connor sings Mahler’s Third Symphony and she assays the role of Erda in concert performances of Wagner’s Das Rheingold with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert conducting. Her discography includes a Grammy Award-winning recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar and Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Highlights of recent seasons include debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, conducted by David Robertson, at the Opéra national de Paris in Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron, under the baton of Music Director Philippe Jordan, and a multi-award winning The Master Singers of Nuremberg at the English National Opera with Music Director Edward Gardner. On the concert stage, the Scottish tenor has been heard in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at Royal Festival Hall, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Barbican with the Philharmonia, and in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with L’Orchestre national d’Île de France and at The Wigmore Hall.


icky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession.

A prolific recording artist, his discography includes Schumann Lieder with Graham Johnson and numerous projects with his frequent collaborator, Malcolm Martineau, including songs of Britten, Dove, Hoddinott, Messiaen, Turnage and Wolf on a broad range of labels. The tenor was nominated by the International Opera Awards for Young Singer of the Year 2015 and also is credited as one of ten artists up for this year’s Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrating the best of up and coming young British talent from across the Arts. RAYMOND ACETO, bass


merican bass Raymond Aceto has established an important presence among the world’s leading opera companies and symphony orchestras

He began the 2016-17 season with his return to the San Francisco Opera as Ramfis in Francisca Zambello’s new production of Aida, followed by additional performances in San Francisco as The Bonze in Madama Butterfly. He returns to New Orleans Opera in March as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust. On the concert stage, Mr. Aceto makes his debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s Te Deum under Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, as well as his debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra singing Mozart’s Requiem under Music Director Ward Stare. A seasoned performer with symphony orchestras in the United States and Europe, Mr. Aceto has been seen recently in performances of Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied with Jaap Van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony, Szymanowski’s King Roger with Charles Dutoit and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a concert presentation of Verdi’s I due Foscari at the Gran Teatre del Liceu with Plácido Domingo conducted by Massimo Zanetti and with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem at London’s Royal Albert Hall under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Additional highlights include performances of The Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted Franz Welser-Möst, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Dallas Symphony and performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the New West Symphony and Phoenix Symphony. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 47

DEC 19/21 JAN 9/10 ||artists artists NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses



s Director of Choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and holder of its endowed Frannie and Bill Graves Chair, Norman Mackenzie was chosen to help carry forward the creative vision of legendary founding conductor Robert Shaw to a new generation of music lovers. At the Orchestra, he prepares the Choruses for all concerts and recordings, works closely with Robert Spano on the commissioning and realization of new choral-orchestral works and conducts holiday concerts annually. During his tenure, the Chorus has made numerous tours and garnered its most recent four Grammy awards. Mr. Mackenzie also serves as Organist and Director of Music and Fine Arts for Atlanta’s Trinity Presbyterian Church, and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule. The New York Times describes Mr. Mackenzie as Robert Shaw’s “designated successor.” In his 14-year association with Shaw, he was keyboardist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, principal accompanist for the 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. He was choral clinician for the first three workshops after Shaw’s passing, and partnered with Robert Spano for the 20th anniversary workshop featuring the Berlioz Requiem. ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS


he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus was founded in 1970 by former Music Director Robert Shaw and comprises 200 auditioned voices. The Chorus is an all-volunteer organization that performs on a regular basis with the Orchestra and is featured on many of its recordings. Led by Director of Choruses, Norman Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its precision and expressive singing quality. Its recordings have won 14 Grammy Awards (nine for Best Choral Performance; four for Best Classical Recording and one for Best Opera Recording). Those include Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem. The Chorus performs large choral-symphonic works under the direction of Music Director, Robert Spano; Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned works. The Chorus made its debut at Carnegie Hall in 1976 in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by Robert Shaw. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, DC, for President-elect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977. In 1988, it accompanied Shaw and the Orchestra on their European debut tour. The Chorus has traveled to Germany three times as a special guest of the Berlin Philharmonic – in Dec. 2003 for three performances of Britten’s War Requiem, in May 2008 for the Berlioz Requiem, and in Dec. 2009 for a week of Brahms Requiem performances – all with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. Within the Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 singers called the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 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. 48 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair SOPRANO 1 Ellen Abney Ariel Barnes Kathryn Bishop Hanan Davis Khadijah Davis Sakinah Davis Liz Dean Amy Dowis Virginia Elizondo Laura Foster Meg Granum Michelle Griffin Jayme Hogan-Yarbro Jacquelyn Holloway Erin Jones Victoria Latimer Arietha Lockhart ** Mindy Margolis * Joneen Padgett * Callaway Powlus Lisa Rader * Brianna Riley Natalie Rogers Stacey Tanner Brianne Turgeon * Wanda Yang Temko *

Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator The Florence Kopleff Chair

Paula Snelling * Anne-Marie Spalinger * Tommie Storer Emily Tallant Cheryl Thrash Brenda Turner Donna Weeks * Katie Woolf

ALTO 1 Erin Axson Shana Bassett Deborah Boland ** Rachel Bowman Donna Carter-Wood * Laurie Cronin Patricia DinkinsMatthews * Beth Freeman Noelle Hooge Beverly Hueter Janet Johnson ** Lauren Johnson Virginia Little * Staria Lovelady Paige Mathis * Frances McDowell ** Mary Elizabeth SOPRANO 2 Mendenhall June Abbott ** Linda Morgan ** Sloan Atwood * Kathleen Poe Ross Jessica Barber Laura Soltis Anne Beloncik Schantz Meesook Sonu Jasmine Blue Rachel Stewart ** Barbara Brown Diana Strommen Kelly Campobasso Grace Thompson Martha Craft Nancy York * Ellen Dukes ** ALTO 2 Kimberly Duncan Nancy Adams * Mary Goodwin Michelle Austin Amanda Hoffman Ana Baida Kathleen Kelly-George Marcia Chandler Eda Mathews ** Meaghan Curry Shannon Nesbit Cynthia Goeltz Rachel O’Dell DeBold ** Vickie Orme Michèle Diament Chantae Pittman PeggyDee Fleck Chelsea Rhoades Sally Kann Donna Ross * Nicole Khoury *

Peter Marshall, Accompanist

Lynda Martin Campbell Rogers Andrea Schmidt Sharon Simons Alexandra Tanico Virginia Thompson * Sarah Ward AJ Willingham Kiki Wilson ** Diane Woodard ** TENOR 1 Jeffrey Baxter ** Jordan Bell Christian Bigliani David Blalock ** John Brandt * Jack Caldwell * Daniel Cameron * Jared Campbell Justin Cornelius Ryan Dikdan Clifford Edge ** Steven Farrow ** Leif Gilbert-Hansen * James Jarrell Keith Langston Clinton Miller Christopher Patton Stephen Reed # Mark Warden * TENOR 2 Randall Barker** Mark Barnes Curtis Bisges Charles Cottingham # Phillip Crumbly * Hamilton Fong Keith Jeffords ** Steven Johnstone * Jonathan Marvel Michael Parker Marshall Peterson * Clifton Russell Wesley Shearer Thomas Slusher Scott Stephens * Wesley Stoner Robert Wilkinson

BASS 1 Dock Anderson Richard Brock * Russell Cason ** Trey Clegg Michael Cranford Steven Darst ** Michael Dennison Jon Gunnemann * David Hansen ** Nick Jones # Jameson Linville Jason Maynard Mark Mendenhall John Newsome Andrew Riechel Kendric Smith # John Terry Ike Van Meter Edward Watkins ** BASS 2 Joshua Alexander Philip Barreca Clarence Bell Charles Boone Brian Brown * Joseph Champion Joel Craft ** Paul Fletcher Andrew Gee * Timothy Gunter * Philip Jones Eric Litsey ** Evan Mauk Eckhart Richter * John Ruff * Jonathan Smith Timothy Solomon ** Benjamin Temko David Webster ** Seth Whitecotton Gregory Whitmire * Keith Wyatt * * 20+ years of service ** 30+ years of service # Charter member (1970) | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49

JAN 27/28 | program The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series is presented by

AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski, Principal POPS! Conductor Delta POPS! Concert Concerts of Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 8:00pm

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

STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor Tonight’s program is a presentation of the complete film Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live performance of the film’s entire score, including music played by the orchestra during the end credits. Out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members, please remain seated until the conclusion of the credits.



r. Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Houston Symphony.


Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh. On stage, Mr. Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds Hip Hop, Broadway, television and rock including: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton and Ben Folds, amongst others. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition.

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JAN 27/28 | artists JOHN WILLIAMS, Composer


n a career spanning five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage, and he remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. He has composed the music for more than one hundred films, including all seven Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, Superman, Memoirs of a Geisha, Home Alone and The Book Thief. His 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, Saving Private Ryan, and Lincoln. Mr. Williams has composed themes for four Olympic Games. He served as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for fourteen seasons and remains their Laureate Conductor. He has composed numerous works for the concert stage including two symphonies, and concertos commissioned by many of America’s most prominent orchestras. Mr. Williams has received five Academy Awards and 50 Oscar nominations (making him the second-most nominated person in the history of the Oscars), seven British Academy Awards, twenty-two Grammys, four Golden Globes, and five Emmys. In 2003, he received the Olympic Order (the IOC’s highest honor) for his contributions to the Olympic movement. In 2004, he received the Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2009 he received the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the U.S. Government. In 2016 he received the 44th Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute – the first time a composer was honored with this award. A Note from the Composer In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes. Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedyaction performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking for myself, I must say that the experience of composing the music for this film, and for the subsequent installments in the series, was a very happy one, and offered me a wild and truly joyous ride. I’m especially delighted that the magnificent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has agreed to perform the music this evening in a live presentation of the movie. I know I speak for everyone connected with the making of the Raiders in saying that we are greatly honored by this event… and I hope that tonight’s audience will experience some measure of the joy and fun we did when making the film nearly thirty-five years ago. — John Williams

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PRODUCTION CREDITS Raiders of the Lost Ark – Film with Orchestra produced by Film Concerts Live!, a joint venture of IMG Artists, LLC and The Gorfaine/ Schwartz Agency, Inc. Producers: Steven A. Linder & Jamie Richardson Production Manager: Rob Stogsdill Production Coordinator: Rebekah Wood Worldwide Representation: IMG Artists, LLC Supervising Technical Director: Mike Runice Technical Director: Matt Yelton Music Composed by John Williams Music Preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Service Film Preparation for Concert Performance: Ramiro Belgardt Technical Consultant: Laura Gibson Sound Remixing for Concert Performance: Chace Audio by Deluxe The score for Raiders of the Lost Ark has been adapted for live concert performance.


With special thanks to: Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Alan Bergman, Howard Roffman, Chris Holm, Chip McLean, Darryl J. Franklin, Dan Butler, Pat Woods, Mark Graham and the musicians and staff of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 53

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Musfoicr the Very Young This season, the Music for the Very Young series’ Meet Our Families: An Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra will take you and your family on a journey to discover and learn all about the woodwind, brass, string and percussion families in four separate programs. Each will highlight a specific family of instruments. You can Meet the Percussion on Jan. 7-8 and Meet the Woodwinds on Jan. 21-22. Visit for tickets and more information.

Throughout January, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is teaming with Gordon Biersch to offer concertgoers Dinner-anda-Concert packages. Visit to get your perfect deal for date night.

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Each year the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches more than

70,000 students and families

Talent Development Program, Music for the Very Young, Family Concert Series and Family Days at the Woodruff Arts Center. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has introduced more than


BY T H E N U M B E R S PRICELESS: generous support of donors & sponsors The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs more than

150 concerts each year.

Talent Development Program students who have gone on to major in music > More than


students in grades eight to twelve have been members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra since its founding in 1974.

children in Georgia

to symphonic music through Concerts for Young People since 1954.


The Atlanta Youth Symphony (predecessor to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) performed its first concert on February 2, with Music Director Henry Sopkin.

through an array of programming, including Concerts for Young People, The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra,


Music Directors who have led the Orchestra



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


Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Kendeda Fund


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers


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

1180 Peachtree Bank of America BrightHouse | BCG The Coca-Cola Company Estate of Polly and Roger Hallock The Home Depot Foundation

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


Susan & Richard Anderson

Susan & Thomas Wardell


The Graves Foundation

The Zeist Foundation


Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Kaiser Permanente National Endowment for the Arts

Ann Marie & John B White, Jr.* Charlie and Dorothy Yates Family Fund

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

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ASO | support Appassionato Donors who give to the Annual Fund at the Appassionato level ($10,000 - $24,999) enjoy the benefits of the Patron Partnership, while also having opportunities receive VIP personal ticketing and reservation concierge, exclusive access to artists’ events, and recognition as a concert sponsor.

$25,000+ Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. The Antinori Foundation The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mary & John Brock Connie & Merrell Calhoun City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Lynn Eden Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Betty Sands Fuller Fulton County Arts Council Mr. Judah S. Gudelsky Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Harris Miller & Deborah Kahn The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* One Museum Place Victoria & Howard Palefsky Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Publix Super Market Charities Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mrs. William A. Schwartz Southern Company Gas Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Surdna Foundation The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation The UPS Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Mrs. Sue S. Williams

$17,500+ A Friend of the Symphony CBH International, Inc. The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Caroline & Joe O’Donnell

Sunny Park The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Adair & Dick White

$15,000+ Keith Adams & Kerry Heyward Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Wright & Alison Caughman Clark & Ruby Baker Foundation Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Harry & Wendy Cynkus Cari Dawson & John Sparrow William M. Graves Jason & Carey Guggenheim/ Boston Consulting Group Clay & Jane Jackson Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* James H. Landon Donna Lee & Howard Ehni Karole & John Lloyd Meghan & Clarke Magruder Ken & Carolyn Meltzer Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Mr. & Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr.* Dr.** & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Piedmont National Family Foundation Patty & Doug Reid Betsy & Lee Robinson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Rubright Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Jeffrey Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Loren & Gail Starr Alison & Joe Thompson Trapp Family John & Ray Uttenhove Kathy N. Waller

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

$10,000+ A Friend of the Symphony Allstate Alston & Bird Julie & Jim Balloun Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Alexandra & Brett Blumencranz Mr. David Boatwright The Breman Foundation, Inc. The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation John W. Cooledge In honor of Norman Mackenzie by Janet Davenport Drs. Jeannette Guarner & Carlos del Rio Marcia & John Donnell Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power Foundation The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Ms. Jeannie Hearn Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz Roya & Bahman Irvani Kirk & Kim Jamieson Sarah & Jim Kennedy Mr.** & Mrs.** Donald Keough Kimberly-Clark Corporation King & Spalding Mr. Louis G. Lane Pat & Nolan Leake Lenox Square a Simon Mall Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Joyce & Henry Schwob June & John Scott Mr. John A. Sibley III Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Ticketmaster Turner Foundation, Inc. Chilton & Morgan Varner Mrs. Virginia S. Williams | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 57

ASO | support the patron partnership Members of the Patron Partnership give $2,000–$9,999 to the Annual Fund and enjoy all the benefits of the Conductor’s Circle, as well as others, that include invitations to Insiders’ Evenings and Symphony Nightcaps, access to the Robert Shaw Room, and opportunities to sit onstage during a rehearsal.

2016-17 committee Belinda Massafra Chair Kristi Allpere Vice-Chair, Programs Helga Beam Vice-Chair, Annual Fund

June Scott Vice-Chair, Communications & Newsletter Editor Deedee Hamburger Programs Committee Member Judy Hellriegel Annual Fund Committee Member

Cindy Jeness Communications Committee Member Milt Shlapak Member-at-Large Sally Parsonson Communications Committee Member

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


Thomas G. Cousins Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Peter & Vivian de Kok Ms. Diane Durgin Betty W. Dykes Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Ellen & Howard Feinsand Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sally W. Hawkins James & Bridget Horgan Mr. Roger Hudguns Tad & Janin Hutcheson Baxter Jones & Jiong Yan Cecile M. Jones Paul & Rosthema Kastin George H. Lanier Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier/The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Isabel Lamy Lee Peg & Jim Lowman Lubo Fund Belinda & Gino Massafra Mary Ruth McDonald* Terry McGehee and Sheila Hunt Walter W. Mitchell Morgens West Foundation

Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Franca G. Oreffice Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Margaret H. Petersen In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Vicki & Joe Riedel S.A. Robinson Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer John T. Ruff Shipt Beverly & Milton Shlapak Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Hamilton & Mason Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Peter James Stelling Mrs. C. Preston Stephens John & Yee-Wan Stevens Lou & Dick Stormont Edward & Jean Stroetz Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Alan & Marcia Watt* Robert Wenger & Susan Carney Joan N. Whitcomb

Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Suzanne Bunzl Wilner

Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Rita & Herschel Bloom Cobb EMC Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Sally & Carl Gable Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Robert & Sherry Johnson Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini

$5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 5 Mr. & Mrs. John Allan Asad Bashey Jack & Helga Beam Bell Family Foundation for Hope, Inc. Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Patricia & William Buss Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba William & Patricia Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper

$2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 4 Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Ms. Mary Allen William Allgood & Gloria Jones The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation Rod & Leslie Aycox Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. & Mrs. David Bakken Lisa & Joe Bankoff Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Shirley Blaine Leon Borchers Martha S. Brewer Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Harriett Brock & Erich Ledermann Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mrs. Judith D. Bullock Karen & Rod Bunn Drs. Aubrey & Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Alison & Chuck Carlin

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

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Ms. Julie Chautin Ruth & Mark Coan Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Ralph & Rita Connell Mr. Philip A. Delanty Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Greg & Debra Durden Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Dieter Elsner The Elster Foundation Rosi Fiedotin William and Mary Ann Flinn Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Mary D. Gellerstedt Mary George & Kenneth Molinelli Sally & Walter George Caroline Gilham Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Carl & Anne Grafton Mrs. Louise Grant Joanne & Alex Gross Mr. & Mrs. George Gunderson* Mr. Gary Guy Harald R. Hansen* John & Martha Head Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Kenneth R. Hey Mr.** & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. Sarah & Harvey Hill James & Bridget Horgan Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Harry & Tatty Howard Henry Howell Dona & Bill Humphreys Mrs. James M. Hund JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson

Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Mrs. Lana M. Jordan Ann Rollins & James Jose James Kelly Dick & Georgia Kimball** Allyson M. Kirkpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter Mrs. Jo W. Koch David & Jill Krischer Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Lillian Balentine Law Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer Olivia A. M. Leon Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Joanne Lincoln Hank Linginfelter Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Elvira & Jay Mannelly Ms. Erin M. Marshall Kay & John T. Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Kathryn McGrew Dr. Larry V. McIntire Mr. Justin R. McLain Birgit & David McQueen Virginia K. McTague Anna & Hays Mershon Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Rebecca P. Moon Gregory Moore Lilot S. Moorman & Jeffrey B. Bradley Janice & Tom Munsterman Andrew B. Muir Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Murphy* Ann A. Nable Melanie & Allan Nelkin Gary & Peggy Noble Charles & Dona O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Charles O’Brien III

Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin Peach State Truck Centers Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Mary Kay & Gene Poland* The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Tom & Mary Quigley Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue The Gary W. Rollins Foundation Jane & Rein Saral Robert and Julie Shlotman Nancy & Henry Shuford Helga Hazelrig Siegel Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Kay & Alex Summers Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Swartz Elliott & Elaine Tapp George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Mrs. William J. Thompson Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Sheila L. Tschinkel Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Frank Vinicor, M.D. Vogel Family Foundation Dr. Nanette K. Wenger David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mary Lou Wolff Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood

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ASO | support henry sopkin circle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Named for the Orchestra’s founding Music Director, the Henry Sopkin Circle recognizes individuals who have included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in their will or estate plans. Members enjoy special events and benefits throughout the season, including the Annual Henry Sopkin Circle Luncheon. Anonymous (21) Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. John E. Aderhold Mr. & Mrs. William Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Mr.** & Mrs. Sol Blaine W. Moses Bond Mr.** & Mrs. Robert C. Boozer Elinor A. Breman James C. Buggs Mr. & Mrs.** Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke Patricia & William Buss Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Lenore Cicchese* Margie & Pierce** Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Robert Boston Colgin Dr. John W. Cooledge John R. Donnell Pamela Johnson Drummond Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Elizabeth R. Etoll Brien P. Faucett Dr. Emile T. Fisher A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink Betty & Drew** Fuller Sally & Carl Gable William & Carolyn Gaik

Mr.** & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Billie & Sig** Guthman James & Virginia Hale Sally & Paul** Hawkins John & Martha Head Mary Virginia Hearn** Barbara & John** Henigbaum Richard E. Hodges, Jr. Pat & Chuck Holmes Mr.** & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Jim** & Barbara Hund Clayton F. Jackson Mary B. James Calvert Johnson Herb** & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Robert Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen** Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff** James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy Russell Lee & Gary Lee, Jr. Mr.** & Mrs. William C. Lester Liz & Jay** Levine Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Joanne Lincoln Jane Little** Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham

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

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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

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conductor’s circle The Conductor’s Circle includes donors who give $1,000 - $1,999 to the Annual Fund and enjoy coupons to the Symphony Store and Table 1280, complimentary tickets to an ASYO performance, and invitations to travel with the Symphony. A Friend of the Symphony Ann & Ed Abrams Ms. Margaret Allen Anonymous Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. Julian Bene & Dr. Amy Lederberg Paul & Linnea Bert Susan & Jack Bertram Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Mr. Robert Buck Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. Terence M. Colleran & Ms. Lim J. Kiaw Mr. Nicolas Collins Mr. Kenneth Cornwall Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Mrs. Lavona Currie Mr. & Mrs. Michael Delaney Ms. Elaine A. Dittmar Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Judge** & Mrs. Jack Etheridge Mr. & Mrs. Clayton H. Farnham

Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik Anne Marie Gary Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Githens Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. James David Hayes Mrs. Ann J. Herman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Alan & Lucy Hinman Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Hooker Mr. Tom H. Hoover In Memory Of Byron P. Harris Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. & Mrs. Alex Isakov The LMJ Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kahn The Philip I. Kent Foundation Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J.

Lavallee, Sr. Mr. Van R. Lear J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Mrs. William C. Lester* Elizabeth J. Levine Dr. Jonathan Lewin Mr. Douglas E. Magruder Nancy & Larry Mansfield Luis Maza Clive McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy Miss Joey A. McCraw Mrs. & Mrs. Tom Merkling* Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Luine B. Miller Mr. John Morris & Mrs. Suzanne Kasler-Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norris The Parham Fund

Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Bill & Bamby Ray Mr. Leonard B. Reed Dr. Susan Reef Ms. Kristin S. Rinne Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schultz Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Claire Sterk & Mr. Kirk Elifson Beth & Edward Sugarman Carolyn & Tom Thorsen Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Jeremy S. Uchitel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Voss Mrs. Ruthie Watts Thomas R. Webb Brooke & Winston Weinmann Russell F. Winch H. & T. Yamashita* Dr. & Mrs. William Yang Herbert & Grace Zwerner

friend Friends of the Symphony who make philanthropic contributions of $200-$999 to the Annual Fund receive membership benefits, including a complimentary CD, a discount on ASO music education program tuition, and invitation to attend Open Rehearsals. A Friend of the Symphony (12) Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. & Mrs. Alfred G. Adams Ms. Lattina Adams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Adams Rett Addy Mr. Amir Adiri Ms. Victoria Afshani Ms. Anna Agapova Mr. & Mrs. Lyle G. Akens Ms. Lu Allgood Judy & Dick Allison Dr. & Dr. William D. Amis Mr. & Mrs. Gunnar

Andersen Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Annie Ruth & John Brown Mr. Brice Andrus & Ms. Susan Welty Mr. Christopher Andserson Mrs. Nadja Aquino & Mr. John Aquino Aous Araim Rev. & Mrs. Herbert S. Archer Jr. Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Ms. Cyndae A. Arrendale Andrew Arrigoni

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Mr. Jay Bailey & Mrs. Elaine Wilco Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Ms. Joanne Balen & Ms. Mary McGinnis Ms. Elaine Bankoff Ms. Lin Barker Mr. John Bartholdi & Ms. Marian Burge Everette Bass Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Mr. Ernest W. Beals Mr. Herschel V. Beazley

Ms. Lauren A. Benevich Mr. & Mrs. William H. Benton Stuart & Kathy Berkowitz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Betenia Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bigler Mr. Randall B. Bird Ms. Page L. Bishop R. Dwain Blackston, MD Susan & William Bledsoe Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. Roger Blythe Mr. Joey Boiser Mr. & Mrs. George | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 61

Boltwood Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Bonapfel Mr. Randall Bonser Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bonstein, Jr. Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer Curtis R. Boren Douglas Borenstein Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Borra Ms. Elaine Bourdeaux Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Mr. Glenn Boylan Mr. Jackson P. Braddy Mr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Bras Dr. & Mrs. James N. Brawner III Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg Sidney & Bernice Breibart Mr. & Mrs. Joel K. Brooks Mr. Gary W. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Brown Molly Bass Brown Thomas & Lucy Browning Alan Bryant - In Honor of Marie Bryant Budget Rent A Car of Atlanta, Inc. Mr. Richard H. Burgin Mr. Walter Burnett Mr. Michael P. Burns Sissy & Joel Butler Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Buxbaum Mrs. Kyle R. Cade Carroll Caldwell* Ms. Lina Caldwell Dr. Richard Carlson Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Carole & George Carreker Dr. & Mrs. Loren J. Carter, Jr. Dr. Marva Carter Michael Cerione* Barbara & Steve Chaddick Nathaniel & Ingrid Chafee Marjorie Chanco Ms. Janet M. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Frank & Mary Chew Ms. Amy Christenson William & Gayle Christian Peggy & Tony Clarke Dr. & Mrs. John T. Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Tony Cochran

Mr. Jerold Cohen Liz & Charlie Cohn* Malcolm & Ann Cole Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cole Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Collins Henry & Claudia Colvin Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Compans Mr. & Mrs. Russell Compton Computershare Inc. Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Mrs. Platon P. Constantinides Mr. Charles Cook Dr. & Mrs. Max Cooper Mr. Charles Copeland Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Mr. Andrew Crews Mr. Christopher Crittenden Billy & Kay Crouch, K&J Title Works Ms. Delia T. Crouch Gray & Marge Crouse Mr. Jimmy W. Crowe Bob & Verdery Cunningham Dr. Marian E. Dabney Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. David D’Ambrosio Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila* Joseph T. & Jane Davis Dr. & Mrs. Monte V. Davis Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Dr. & Mrs. S. Carter Davis Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Day Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey A. Dear Ms. Hildia Delaguardia Mr. & Mrs. Kevin S. Denney Harold & Sandra Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Ms. Erin Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Doole Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Dorazewski Mrs. Carole Dortch Mr. & Mrs. Kip K. Duchon Mr. & Mrs. Dan Duwell Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Ms. Kimberley Eckhardt Mr. & Mrs. Holman Edmond, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Edmundson Geoffrey G. Eichholz Mrs. Merrill B. Ellis

in memory of Mr. R. Park Ellis Mr. Jerry L. Siegel & Dr. AnnRita L. Hader Mr. Steven F. Ethridge Mr. Charlie Evans Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ewert Ms. Jane E. Fahey & Mr. Emmet J. Bondurant II Jane Fahey Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs Ms. Mary A. Fair & Ms. Anne Lambert Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass Mr. & Mrs. David Feldman Mr. & Mrs. Ira Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Ferst Mr. Brian Findley Ms. Jonee Fine Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Folmar Mr. Roy Foster & Mrs. Hope Caldwell-Foster Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Marla J. Franks & Bishop Susan Zoller Mr. & Ms. Thomas Fraschillo Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Freeauf Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Freeman, M.D. Homer S. French, Jr. Jim & Nan French Mr. Richard Friederich Mr. & Mrs. Matt Friedl&er Mr. & Mrs. Peter Fujimoto Mr. Ishola Gaba Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gantt Dr. & Mrs. John C. Garrett Ms. Mary L. Gasser Molly McDonald & Jonathan Gelber Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. George Mr. & Mrs. Lendon D. Gibbs Edward & Virginia Gignoux Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Dr. Ulric Gilkes & Dr. Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes David M. Gittelman Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Glickman Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Glustrom Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein

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Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Mr. Preston C. Goodson Mr. Harold A. Gorvy Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Gould Mr. Kenneth L. Gould Ms. Anna Green* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Greenbaum Dr. Benjamin Griessman Mrs. Helen C. Griffith Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. John E. Grimm Ms. Anne L. Grossman Dr. Jon P. Gunnemann & Dr. Karin V. Gunnemann John B. Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. Isaac N. Habif Mr. William Hacker Ms. Wendy Hackett Stephen Hadler & Claudia Fedarko Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Mr. & Mrs. Terrance Hamilton Ms. Anne Hammond Ms. & Mr. Barbara Harden Ms. Allegra Hardy Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Harman Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Frances L. Harrold George & Lynn Hart Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Mr. Walter B. Harvey Ms. Elizabeth O. Hasler Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Elice Haverty Tammy Hawk Mr. James W. Hays Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Hecht Ms. Susan V. Herrin Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Heller Pamela P. & John A.* Helms Ms. Suellen Henderson Mary M. Hendrix Richard L. Henneman & Janet L. Fath Dr. Juan C. Hernandez & Ms. Alexandra Guzman Mr. Mario Hernandez , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Hertlein Arthur Heyman & Shirley Michalove Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hicks

Ms. Kimberly Hielsberg Dr. & Mrs William J. Hinson Mr. Jonathan Hodgman Mr. & Mrs. Karl Hoenes Louise Hoff Mr. L. D. Holland Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Hooks Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Ms. Betsy Horton Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. Charles Howard Ms. Susan Hoy Mr. Harold Hudson Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Hundt Mr. Keith Huston Ms. Katherine Hutchings Mr. Christopher Ibikunle Marguerite Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Glen O. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Mrs. Elizabeth B. Jamison Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. Drury Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Jenkins , Jr. Ms. Betty G. Jeter Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Johnson Mr. Timothy A. Johnson & Mrs. Margaret Wood Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mrs. Kelli W. Jones Mr. Larry Jones Mrs. Toula S. Jones William L. & Sally S. Jorden Ms. & Mr. Andrea Juliao Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Sidney I. Katz Mr. & Mrs. J. Dexter Kearny Ms. Rebecca Keel & Mr. Joseph Drolet Margaret Kelso Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Carol Ann Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Ms. Carlene T. Kincaid Mr. & Mrs. Warren King Ms. Christie King Kinsaul Dr. Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey

Mr. & Ms. Daniel Klausner Ms. Elise Knight Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr.* Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Kraft Mr. John Krecker Mr. & Mrs. Robert Krone Mr. & Mrs. Terry Krugman Kworks LLC Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Ms. Linda C. LaManna Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lamb Mr. Robert Lamy Mr. & Mrs. Tim Langlois Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Ms. Katherine Larder* Daniel & Terri Laufer Mr. Erik LaValle Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lavietes Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Ione & John Lee Mr. Thomas Leffelman Mr. Leo Lehre Mr. & Mrs. David M. Leonard Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Dr. & Mrs. Fred A. Levin Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Diane & David Levy Doreen Lewis Mr. Franklin D. Lewis, Jr. & Ms. Cam Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. Charles Lin Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Allan & Vaneesa Little Mr. John Little & Mrs. Kathleen Casses Ms. Glennis Lofland Mr. David Lopata Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lord Mrs. Janet J. Love Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Ms. Pumani Luangrath & Ms. Cynthia Ng Mr. William C. Luebben Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Mr. Edward Lybrook Mr. Kevin & Dr. Jennifer Lyman Deirdre Lyons-Gary

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Maclachlan Mr. & Mrs. Mike Maira Tiffany Makras Maurice (Ted) & Gloria Maloof Frederick Mann Dr. Harvey Mannes Ms. Sharon Margetson Mr. & Mrs. Reed Marill Mr. Marcus Marr Ms. Ellen Martin Mr. & Mrs. Graham Martin Mr. Jeffrey Martin Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Arthur B. Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McClain Dr. & Mrs. James A. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie III Robert & Elba McCue Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCullough Sally & Allen McDaniel Mr. Douglas M. McIntosh & Mr. Thomas Murphy Norma & Doug McNeill Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Mr. Gary Meekins Mr. & Mrs. Norman F. Miller Mr. Scott Miller Mr. Joseph W. Mills & Mrs. Lorrain Zabala-Mills Mr. Robert E. Minnear Thomas Dreeze & Evans Mirageas Mary & Julian Mohr Mrs. Sally Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Ms. Cynthia A. Morris Carter & Hampton Morris Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Morris Dr. Patricia Moulton Ms. Alice Mullin John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Mrs. Sherry Murphy David & Teresa Murray Mrs. Hannah Murray Janine & Chuck Musholt Wayne & Nancy Musselwhite Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Nagy Mr. Don Nash Mr. & Mrs. Kennard Neal Mr. & Mrs. William C. Needs

Mrs. Harriette Nelson Mrs. Hazel B. Newman Mr. & Mrs. Matthew S. Newman Mr. Kalonji Nicholson Carl & Heidi Nitchie Dr. Edward O. Nix Mr. Julio E. NunezHinestrosa & Ms. Mercedes Nunez Ms. Susan C. Nussrallah Godfrey & Mary Ann Oakley Mr. & Mrs. Luke O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Vincent M. Oddo Mr. & Mrs. Roger B. Orloff Mr. Richard Ormand Mr. Philip Ott Mr. John C. Owens Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Palmer Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Mr. Fred Pannek Mr. & Mrs. Charles Paparelli Ms. Carol S. Paty & Mr. Josef Dufek Ms. Toni Paz Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. Steve M. Peck Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler Jeffrey Peipert Dr. Allan & Dr. Lori Peljovich Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pennington Mrs. Mary Percy Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Phillips Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer G. Ernest Plunkett Michael Podkulski Mr. & Mrs. H. Sadler Poe Barbara & Marty Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Pormen Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Bob & Susan Powell Ms. Bonnie J. Pritts Mrs. Billie F. Prouty Mr. & Mrs. Laird D. Prussner Mr. & Mrs. Tom Puett James E. & Sharon V. Radford Mr. & Mrs. John Rains Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Mr. Kevin Reavey Red Bull | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 63

Professor Patricia Reed & Mr. William P. Reed Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Dr. Jason Regis & Ms. Arlene Smith Ms. Susan E. Reid Reislaw LLC Ms. Ronda P. Respess LeeAnne Richardson Ms. Joycia C. Ricks Mrs. JoAnn E. Rieger Mrs. Barbara Riff Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Riffey, Jr. Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Ms. Shelley Roberts Carolyn L. Robison David F. & Maxine A. Rock Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Dan & Carolyn Roper Ms. Sarah Rosario Ms. Jane Royall & Mr. John Lantz Mr. Paul Ryan Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Salant Mr. & Mrs. John M. Salmon Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Samuelson Mr. & Mrs. Neil S. Sandler Ms. Wanda L. Sanford Ms. Sally Sangster Dr. & Mrs. David Satcher Mr. & Mrs. Milton Saul Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Mr. & Mrs. James S. Schiwal Stefan Schmieta Mr. Joseph Schneider Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Schneidewind, Jr. Drs. Lawrence & Rachel Schonberger Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Schorr Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Schwarzer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Scovil Patrick & Donna Scullin

Dr. Charles D. Searles & Ms. Laura C. Seeff In honor of James J. Sedlack Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Setzer Shouky A. Shaheen Ms. Mary Sherman* Mr. Richard Shirey Mr. Khonie Shlevich Douglas & Robin Shore Ms. Yvonne H. Shore Memory of Dr. James Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Sidewater Alida & Stuart Silverman Rex & Joy Simms Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sims Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Bill & Susan Small Ms. Christina Smith Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith Colonel Frederic H. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Jay Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Ms. Sydney Smith Mr. Andrew Sovich Anne-Marie Sparrow Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Mr. & Mrs. Aaron C. Stambler* Mr. & Mrs. Reed F. Steele Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. George M. Stephens Mr. & Mrs. John W. Stephenson , Jr. Mr. Stuart Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Stern* Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Stevens Dr. & Mrs. Jeb Stewart Hal & Jill Stokes Esther & Jim Stokes Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Joan & Cole Stratton* Mr. & Mrs. A. Pinckney Straughn Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Strickland Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Strom Michelle Suarez

Mr. Brian Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Sullivan Ms. Debra M. Surbrook Mr. James Sustman & Dr. Janet St. Clair Wendy & Cedric Suzman Mr. Scott Swann Mr. Allen Swanson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Sykes Michael & Francoise Szikman Talbot County Chamber Of Commerce Poppy Tanner Mr. & Mrs. Eliot Taratoot Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Mr. & Mrs. Cal W. Tax Jeanne & Josh Taylor Mr. William C. Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Martin V. Teem Mr. & Mrs. David Teske Mr. John Teuscher Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Mr. Michael A. Thomas Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Mr. James H. Thompson, C.L.U. Dede & Bob Thompson Mr. James M. Thurman, Jr. Mr. Joe M. Timberlake Willard & Wanda Timm Mr. Russell Tippins Mr. Michael Tiscione C. Barry & Louisa Titus Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Toca Roger & Brenda Torri Mrs. McKellar Townes, Jr. Denise & Jim Traicoff Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Ms. Chantell Trumbull Ms. Linda Tzoref & Ms. Gretchen Lennon Ms. Mary A. Valdecanas Ms. Shereen A. Van Houten Amy & Robert Vassey Ms. Emasue Vereen Jorge F. Vilanova Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Fritz & Norma Von Ammon Mr. Kenn Wagner Mr. Reginald B. Wagner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William D. Walker Mr. James C. Wall Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Wallingford

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Mr. William Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Walthour Richard & Adele Ward Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Ms. Susanne Watts Mrs. Patricia Webber Carol Brantley & David Webster Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Webster Mr. Robert L. Welch & Ms. Reina Welch Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Wernert Dr. & Mrs. John Westerhoff Ms. Barbara A. White Mr. & Mrs. James T. White Ms. Pamela White Mr. Timothy J. White* Dr. & Mrs. & Mrs. C. M. Whitehead, Jr. William & Sally Wiley Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming Ms. Anne E. Williams* Mr. Bill Wilson Mr. Jack Winchester Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Winkler Elliott & Susan Winton Mr. & Mrs. Ted Withers Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Wittenstein Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Wolensky Dennis Wolkin Raymond Woller & Doris Kadish Mrs. Julia R. Woodman Mr. K. Brent Woodruff Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Woodson Ilona & Douglas Wozniak Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Wray Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright Bright & Robert U. Wright Mrs. Margaret P. Wyatt Mrs. William B. Wylly Dale & Ellen Zeigler Ms. Kristin Zeigler Ms. Christina K. Zierau & Mr. Robert M. Andrews

Music and More The Robert Shaw Room — a special place to converse with fellow music lovers, meet the Orchestra Musicians or simply enjoy a cocktail with old and new friends! The Robert Shaw Room, the VIP Donor Lounge and Dining Room, is open for cocktails and dinner prior to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances in Atlanta Symphony Hall, as well as for cocktails and complimentary coffee during intermission. Open to donors of $2,500 and above. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 65

musicians’ endowment Robert Spano, John B. White, Jr., Co-Chairs The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is very happy to announce that we have surpassed our $25 Million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign goal, nearly two years ahead of schedule. A special thanks to The Delta Air Lines Foundation for their generous pledge of $2.5 Million, along with all of the generous individuals, foundations and corporations listed below, who helped the Orchestra achieve this critically important milestone. The Musicians’ Endowment will permanently endow 11 positions in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and strengthen our foundation to ensure that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra remains a strong cultural presence in the Atlanta community for generations to come.

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Betty Gage Holland Anonymous, in honor of Betty Fuller Anonymous, in honor of Terence L. Neal Connie & Merrell Calhoun

The Delta Air Lines Foundation Sally & Carl Gable Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

Estate of Cora Nunnally Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson

Betty & Robert Balentine Patty & Doug Reid Estate of Michael McDowell The Antinori Foundation The Besse Johnson & George Blanton Allen Foundation Mrs. Hugh M. Chapman Marty & John Gillin

The Kendeda Fund Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The UPS Foundation Wells Fargo

Clay & Jane Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt T. Johnson Massey Charitable Trust The Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund The Sumgullion Charitable Fund

David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Powell Charitable Trust Susan & Tom Wardell Sue Williams

Mrs. Azira Hill Joyce & Henry Schwob Brenda & Charles Moseley Mr. John A. Sibley III Victoria & Howard Palefsky Chilton & Morgan Varner

The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc.

The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation The Robert S. Elster Foundation

Don Carson Dr. John Cooledge Nancy D. Gould Elizabeth J. Levine

Bill & Rachel Schultz The Trapp Family Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.

Jan & Gus Bennett Terri & Jim Coil D. D. Conrad Arnika & Stephen Dawkins Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler

Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Hines V Pat & Nolan Leake Dr. & Mrs. William M. McClatchey Mr. & Mrs. John W. Scott

Estate of Chip Siegel Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel Mr. & Mrs. Mason W. Stephenson Liz & Mike Troy

Mr. & Mrs. John Allen Mr. & Mrs. William B. Fryer Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hays

Lynn & Galen Oelkers Margo Brinton & Eldon Park The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. John C. Staton, Jr. Adair & Dick White

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these 38 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.


$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation / Rhonda and Dan Cathy Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

Spray Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Teammates and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Terra Foundation for American Art Wells Fargo

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family PwC, Partners & Employees

Patty and Doug Reid The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$300,000+ Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Forward Arts Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough King & Spalding, Partners & Employees UPS Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ EY, Partners & Employees Invesco Ltd. KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Turner wish Foundation

Woodruff Circle & Patron Circle donations made: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 67


A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT&T Georgia-Pacific Corporation Estate of Jeannie Hearn Beth and Tommy Holder Jane and Clayton Jackson Jones Day Foundation & Employees Sarah and Jim Kennedy Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Estate of Amy Norman Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Margaret and Terry Stent Tull Charitable Foundation


1180 Peachtree A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Alston & Bird LLP The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori BB&T Joe and Alexis Best III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Equifax, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council The Howell Fund, Inc. Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Shirley Rivers The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Mrs. Sue Williams


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre HerbertAllen / Allen & Company AmericasMart Atlanta The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Lucinda W. Bunnen Barbara and Steve Chaddick City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Ann and Jeff Cramer Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Carol and Paul Garcia Helen C. Griffith Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Emily and Carl Knobloch Morgens West Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company The Pittulloch Foundation Margaret and Bob Reiser The Richman Family Foundation Southern Company Gas

Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund WestRock Company Woodruff Arts Center Employees


Alexander Babbage, Inc. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Frances B. Bunzl Cisco Edgerton Foundation New American Plays The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation North Highland Publix Super Market Charities Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Triad Foundation, Inc.


Akris ALPLA Susan and Richard Anderson Assurant Atlanta Braves Birch Communications Kenny and Nancy Blank Bloomberg The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Crawford & Company Katie and Reade Fahs Ellen and Howard Feinsand The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. Paul and Kate Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company The Graves Foundation The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Isdell Family Foundation Mr. Michael Kaufmann John C. Keller The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust NCR Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation One Museum Place Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Bank Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried Chip and Sharon Shirley The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Stores United Distributors, Inc. voestalpine Waffle House Susan and Tom Wardell Elizabeth and Chris Willett Joni Winston


A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Accenture LLP Ms. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell Adams, Jr. Allstate Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Spring and Tom Asher Atlanta Marriott Marquis AVYVE Axiall Corporation The Balloun Family Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney BNY Mellon Wealth Management Mr. Charles Brady John and Mary Brock John and Rosemary Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Bert and Cathy Clark Cobb EMC Community Foundation Cousins Properties Inc. Sherri and Jesse Crawford Creative Industries Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Elaine and Erroll Davis Marcia and John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Lynn Eden Brooke and Rod Edmond Emory University Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Charlotte R. Garson Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund GMT Capital Corporation David and Carolyn Gould Grant Thornton LLP Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony Greene Judah S. Gudelsky Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. James B. Hannan The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Heineken USA Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes

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Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Infor Global Solutions Jim Cox, Jr. Fund JLL Katie and West Johnson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough The Klaus Family Foundation Malinda and David Krantz Lisa & Ron Brill Charitable Trust Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Harris N. Miller and Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Mueller Water Products, Inc. Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Newell Brands Novelis, Inc. Barbara and Sanford Orkin Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. John R. Paddock, PhD and Karen M. Schwartz, PhD Vicki and John Palmer Beth and David Park Sally and Pete Parsonson Mrs. Martha Pentecost Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant Porsche Cars North America Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Printpack PulteGroup, Inc. Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Dan and Garnet Reardon Richard Gray Gallery, LLC Rocket Camp Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell Alyson and Greg Rogers Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Phil Sadler Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy Bill and Rachel Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff ServiceNow Siemens Smith & Howard, P.C. Mrs. Lessie Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company

$25,000+ Continued

Karen and John Spiegel Jeffrey Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler State Bank & Trust Company Mr. David Stockert and Ms. Cameron Ives Swarovski Greer and Alex Taylor Sally G. Tomlinson Total Wine & More Transwestern TriMont Real Estate Advisors Troutman Sanders LLP The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG Walter Clay Hill and Family Foundation Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Rod Westmoreland Joan N. Whitcomb Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Loraine P. Williams Wilmington Trust Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Estate of Dorothy M. Yates Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin


A Friend of the Alliance Theatre A Friend of the High Museum of Art (3) A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Alice S. Powers Irrevocable Trust Alvarez & Marsal Amec Foster Wheeler Yum and Ross Arnold Neal K. Aronson Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance Company/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Atlantic Trust Company Barbara and Ron Balser Bank of North Georgia/ Synovus Financial Corp Lisa and Joe Bankoff Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia Missy and Roland Boney Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal

The Boston Consulting Group Jim and Lisa Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Breman Foundation, Inc. Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Bryan Cave Burr & Forman LLP Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. Center Family Foundation The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Chubb Susan and Carl Cofer Brian and Melinda Corbett Barbara and Lee Coulter Ann and Tom Cousins W. Scott Creasman Marjorie and Carter Crittenden Michelle and David Crosland Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Harry and Wendy Cynkus Mr. and Mrs. James C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Davis Cari Katrice Dawson and John Martin Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dixon Margaret and Scott Dozier Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole and Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Nick Franz The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Betty Sands Fuller Gas South, LLC Doris and Matthew Geller Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Crown Distributing Company Greg and Lillian Giornelli Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sara Goza Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mr. Kenneth Haines

Harry Norman Realtors Sara and Jeff Hehir Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Catherine and Rob Hutchinson Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Roya and Bahman Irvani Mrs. Maribeth M. Jameson and Mr. L. Norwood Jameson Liza and Brad Jancik Lou Brown Jewell John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation Mary and Neil Johnson Robert and Sherry Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer James and Lori Kilberg Kimberly-Clark Corporation Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Wendy and Scott Kopp Kurt P. Kuehn and Cheryl Davis L & C Wood Family Foundation James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Elaine L. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Levy Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Meghan and Clarke Magruder Chip Mann and Bill Gilmore Larry and Lisa Mark Mr. and Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Margot and Danny McCaul Ken and Carolyn Meltzer Merrill Lynch—Buckhead Anna and Hays Mershon MGM Resorts International Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Morgan Stanley-Atlanta Private Wealth Management Northwestern Mutual/ Northwestern Benefit Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Stephen and Marjorie Osheroff Sunny Park Karen and Richard Parker Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Perkins & Will, Inc. Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Piedmont National Family Foundation Post Properties Inc. PRGX Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Raymond James Financial, Inc. Travis Reed and Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Regal Entertainment Group Betsy and Lee Robinson Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms To Go Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Rubenstein Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Mark and Linda Silberman Skanska USA Inc. The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Elise and Nick Spina Staging Directions Loren and Gail Starr Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles and Delores Stephens Les Stumpff and Sandy Moon Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Triska Drake Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Alison and Joe Thompson Rosemarie and David Thurston Trapp Family The Trillist Companies, Inc./ YOO on the Park Mr. and Mrs. Rhett L. Turner US Bank John and Ray Uttenhove Veritiv Verizon Wireless Paul E. Viera and Gail O’Neill Patrick and Susie Viguerie Reggie and Kim Walker Kathy N. Waller Leigh and Tim Walsh Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Adair and Dick White Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Williams James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Willis Towers Watson The Winstead Group Dina Woodruff Mike Wright - Harry Norman, Realtors Yancey Bros. Co Mary and Bob Yellowlees | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 69

ASO | staff EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament Executive Director Alvinetta CookseyWyche Executive Services Office Assistant ARTISTIC Evans Mirageas Vice President for Artistic Planning & Operations Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Ken Meltzer Insider & Program Annotator Scott O’Toole Artistic Assistant Bob Scarr Archives Program Manager DEVELOPMENT Toni Paz Director of Development Jessica Langlois Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects Nancy Field Grants Manager Brenda Turner Manager of Individual Support

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS KC Commander Marketing Coordinator Elizabeth Daniell Communications Coordinator Adam Fenton Director of Multimedia Technology Holly Hanchey Director of Marketing & Patron Experience Tammy Hawk Director of Communications Robert Phipps Publications Director SALES & REVENUE MANAGEMENT Russell Wheeler Senior Director of Sales & Revenue Management Melanie Kite Director of Subscriptions & Patron Services Pamela Kruseck Manager of Group Sales & Tourism Jesse Pace Patron Services Manager Gokul Parasuram Group & Corporate Sales Assistant Robin Smith Subscription & Education Sales Christopher Stephens Corporate Sales Manager

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Holly Hudak Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement Kaitlin Gress Manager of Community Programs Tiffany I. M. Jones Managing Producer of Educational Concerts Ruthie Miltenberger Manager of Family Programs Adrienne Thompson Manager, Talent Development Program OPERATIONS Russell Williamson Senior Orchestra Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Richard Carvlin Stage Manager Christopher McLaughlin Orchestra Operations Manager Kourtnea Stevenson Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Susanne Watts Orchestra Personnel Manager

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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Susan Ambo Chief Financial Officer Peter Dickson Senior Accountant Kimberly Hielsberg Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Stephen Jones Symphony Store Shannon McCown Office Manager April Satterfield Controller ASO PRESENTS Nicole Epstein Managing Producer of ASO Presents Lisa Eng Multimedia Creative Manager Christine Lawrence Box Office Manager Clay Schell Consultant Will Strawn Marketing Coordinator

corporate & government | support

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

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

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

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

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

SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000 Tuesday - Saturday noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis. All single-ticket sales are final. Order any time, any day! Service charge applies. Allow two to three weeks for delivery. For orders received less than two weeks before the concert, tickets will be held at the box office.

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open Tuesday - Saturday noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Please note: No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs are subject to change.

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

GIFT CERTIFICATES Available in any amount for any series, through the box office. Call 404.733.5000.

DONATE Tickets sales only cover a fraction of our costs. Please consider a donation to your ASO. Call 404.733.4262 or visit

ASO | general info LATE SEATING


Patrons arriving later are seated at the discretion of house management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Late arrivers may be initially seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons.

The ASO invites donors who contribute at least $2,500 annually to become members of this private dining room for cocktails and dining on concert evenings — private rentals available. Call 404.733.4860.


Concert Hotline (Recorded info) 404.733.4949 Symphony Hall Box Office 404.733.5000 Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404.733.5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404.733.4800 Group Sales 404.733.4848 Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4865 (Volunteers) Educational Programs 404.733.4870 Youth Orchestra 404.733.5038 Box Office TTD Number 404.733.4303 Services for People 404.733.5000 with Special Needs 404.733.4800 Lost and Found 404.733.4225 Symphony Store 404.733.4345 Donations & Development 404.733.4262

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

SYMPHONY STORE The Symphony Store is now open directly adjacent to the Robert Shaw Room and Delta SKY360º Club. The store is open before, during and after most concerts.

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ASO | calendar

Johannes Moser, cello

FEB 2/4 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical R. STRAUSS: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1, “Spring” Jun Märkl, conductor Johannes Moser, cello FEB 9/11 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Robert Spano, conductor Juho Pohjonen, piano

Rococo Variations

FEB 2/4

FEB 10 | Fri: 6:30pm | Casual Friday Robert Spano, conductor Juho Pohjonen, piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 FEB 17/18 | Fri/Sat: 8pm | Delta POPS! SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL Michael Krajewski, conductor AJ Swearingen, Jonathan Beedle, guitar & vocals

Piano C No. 4 oncerto

FEB 23/25

FEB 23/25 | Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical COPLAND: Appalachian Spring SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5 Michael Francis, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

FEB 9/11


Juho Pohjon piano en,


Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

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FEB 17/18


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