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October 2016 | Content departments 8 Welcome 10 Robert Spano 12 Orchestra Leadership 14 Musicians 28 Concert Program & Notes 76 ASO Gallery


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16 Music Education Is Key

94 ASO Calendar

92 Ticket Info /General Info

Linchpins at the ASO are the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Talent Development. Program. By Mark Gresham

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ASO | Welcome Dear Friends,


he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 72nd season is off to a record breaking start. On September 10, the Orchestra delighted more than 5,000 patrons at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with Star Wars and More: the Music of John Williams, making it the highest selling orchestral concert in our history. This was followed by a sold out evening with the incomparable Joshua Bell, who joined the Orchestra for an all-Tchaikovsky program led by Music Director Robert Spano. The Orchestra also had a tremendous opening weekend of the Delta Classical season, as we welcomed our dear friend Garrick Ohlsson. The 2016 Atlanta Symphony Ball, held on September 17, was also an incredible success, raising more than $400,000 to benefit the Orchestra’s education and community engagement initiatives. A special thank you to Belinda Massafra, who along with her Atlanta Symphony Associates committee chairs, Glee Lamb, Marcy McTier and Caroline Hofland, worked tirelessly to make the evening possible. I would also like to acknowledge the 2016 Atlanta Symphony Ball Honorary Chairs, Ann Marie and John B. White and give special thanks to Ron and Susan Antinori for their support and generosity. The Symphony Ball would not be possible without our corporate sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Delta Airlines; Platinum Sponsors, Coca-Cola, One Museum Place and King and Spalding; Silver Sponsors, Allstate Insurance and Lenox Square A Simon Mall; Media Sponsor, Modern Luxury; and liquor sponsor Atlanta Beverage Company. There are so many exciting projects happening here at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and none of it would be possible without you, our dedicated subscribers and donors. Thank you for making the extraordinary possible!


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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, and the 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 cycles.

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Mr. Spano began the 2016-17 season with cloth field: an art place of life, a conceptual collaboration with choreographer Lauri Stallings involving dancers and sculptural elements with a 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’ Nixon in China at Houston Grand Opera, Christopher Theofanidis’ 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, Mr. Spano has won six Grammy awards with the Atlanta Symphony. He is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Oberlin, Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music and Emory University. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He lives in Atlanta.

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

Meghan H. Magruder Vice Chair

Thomas Wardell Vice Chair

John B. White, Jr. Secretary

Suzanne Tucker Plybon 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 Bill Carey

S. Wright Caughman, M.D. 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

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

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

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

Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

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

* Ex-officio † 2016-2017 Sabbatical


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 Sarah Park Chastain†

Joel Dallow Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner

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

FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch

MUSICIAN ROSTER FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair Vacant Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair Justin Bruns Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Anastasia Agapova The Wells Fargo Chair Carolyn Toll Hancock John Meisner Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich

SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung Sanford Salzinger SECOND VIOLIN Vacant Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair Jay Christy Assistant Principal Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift David Dillard Eleanor Kosek Ruth Ann Little Thomas O’Donnell Ronda Respess Frank Walton

Players in string sections are listed alphabetically

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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


Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

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

ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach

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

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

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

TROMBONE Vacant Principal The Terence L. Neal Chair,

Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Zgonc Acting Principal Brian Hecht Luis Fred † BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht The Home Depot Veterans Chair TUBA Michael Moore Principal 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 Hannah Davis Assistant Librarian ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

For The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,

Music Education is Key JEFF ROFFMAN

by Mark Gresham

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usic education is key to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to its mission of artistic and musical excellence. The Orchestra has a long and distinguished history of educational outreach to the city and region, bringing high-quality symphonic music to people of all ages and fostering a community environment where a diverse new generation of musicians and lovers of music can become engaged with it, learn, grow and flourish. The Orchestra’s 2016-17 season is no exception. Linchpins of the ASO’s music education program are its two acclaimed training initiatives, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) and the nationally esteemed Talent Development Program (TDP). Each year the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra draws its 120 young musicians from more than 300 rising eighth- to 12th-grade student instrumentalists from all over the Southeast, who vie through competitive auditions for a coveted seat in the Orchestra. Since its founding in 1974 more than 3,000 student musicians have been members of the ASYO. Led by ASO Assistant Conductor and ASYO Music Director Joseph Young, the ASYO performs three concerts each year in Atlanta Symphony Hall — yet another wonderful way for the public at large to experience and enjoy classical music. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17

For more than two decades, the Talent Development Program has supported talented, young instrumentalists of AfricanAmerican and Latino heritage, preparing them for entry into top music programs after high school. Intensive year-round instruction, mentoring, performance opportunities and more are afforded annually to as many as 25 student musicians. TDP members also participate in the ASYO, often as principal chairs, with some 75 percent of them going on to pursue degrees in music.


Inspiration for the program came from Mrs. Azira G. Hill, who remains active in the Talent Development Program today. To honor her contributions, the Azira G. Hill Scholarship was established in 1999, providing TDP students with financial assistance that allows them to attend such study-intensive summer music camps as the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Heifetz

International Music Institute. More than 200 scholarships have been awarded to date. On Nov. 13, the TDP Musicale and Aspire Awards will be held in Atlanta Symphony Hall, featuring performances by Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trombonist Weston Sprott, our Aspire Award winner, and harpist Angelica Hairston, a TDP alumna. At the end of April, TDP students will perform a pair of recitals in the Woodruff Arts Center ‘s Rich Theatre. Yet another program of study the ASO offers is a strings program designed for all levels of skill from novice to advanced through its Community Music School. The program offers strings classes that feature a hands-on approach to learning within a group dynamic. Class sizes are small, allowing frequent one-on-one interaction between instructor and ASO violinist Judith Cox and students.

Mrs. Azira G. Hill and TDP students, 2016 Spring Recitals

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In addition to training programs, the ASO offers free tickets for teenagers to attend ASO performances through the Wells Fargo ArtsVibe Teen Program — a collaboration between the ASO, the Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art — in an initiative called Teen Nights @ the ASO. ArtsVibe lets teens engage in and explore the Woodruff Arts Center’s offerings and provides platforms for them to share their own artistic works. Learn more about ArtsVibe online at To complement school music programs, the Concerts for Young People series, led by Assistant Conductor and ASYO Music Director Joseph Young, will feature three programs, each aimed at a different age group, with programming and curriculum guides designed to support Georgia’s state curriculum standards. Since 1954, the ASO’s Concerts for Young People series has introduced more than 1.5 million children to symphonic music. This year, ticket sales are off to a record start, with more than 90 percent of the season sold out. This season’s program for pre-kindergarten through second grade, Peter & the Wolf, uses music to teach how composers can represent animals and tell stories. These performances will take place at Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Lassiter High School Concert Hall and Atlanta Symphony Hall. Aimed at grades six through 12, Heroes and Villains focuses on history as an inspiration for composers. Historical figures from the Roman emperor Titus, to Napoleon, Joseph Stalin and Abraham Lincoln are conjured in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Copland. Modern Everyman heroes such as our soldiers and fantasy heroes, and villains like Darth Vader are also referenced in these programs.

ASO violinist Judith Cox instructing strings students

Finally, for grades three through eight, Nature’s Symphony pairs images and music to demonstrate how composers have been inspired by the power and beauty of the forces of nature, including such amous works as the “Thunderstorm” from Rossini’s William Tell Overture. With Symphony Hall as a launching pad, these concerts conclude beyond the bounds of Earth with John Williams’ Main Theme from Star Wars. Another initiative designed with families in mind, the ASO’s Family Concert Series, will feature four colorfully themed events under the baton of Joseph Young. They begin with the Halloween spectacular Phantoms of the Orchestra, followed by A Family Holiday Special, Peter & the Wolf and Friends, and the Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall. In a similar vein, the ASO’s Music for the Very Young program offers performances designed specifically for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents through Meet Our Families: An Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra. The first four concerts will introduce separately the woodwind, brass, strings and percussion sections. For the series’ grand finale, they will join forces to perform as one big musical family. ASO musicians also will continue to reach

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e are pleased to welcome Hollis Hudak as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement. She will oversee the entire Education Department including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Talent Development Program, Family Concert Series, Concerts for Young People, Community Music School, Wells Fargo ArtsVibe Teen Program, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians in the Community and much more.

out into Atlanta’s neighborhoods through Musicians in the Community programs, presenting solo and chamber performances in public libraries, schools, hospitals and cultural centers throughout the city. Each year the ASO reaches more than 70,000 children and their parents with its panoply of education initiatives. This new season once again promises much to discover and enjoy for young and old alike.

“I am excited to bring my education and fundraising background to this role to further the wonderful work the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is doing to introduce young people to the beauty of symphonic music and to advance the art form,” Hudak says. “Atlanta has a true treasure in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its incredibly talented musicians, and I’m fortunate to join an organization that is truly making a difference.”

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ASO | sponsors AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

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

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1,500,000 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

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

symphonic music through Concerts for Young People since 1954.



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JOHN ADAMS (b. 1947) The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra (1985)

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482 (1785) 35 MIN I. Allegro II. Andante III. Rondo. Allegro Pedja Muzijevic, piano INTERMISSION

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47 (1937) I. Moderato II. Allegretto III. Largo IV. Allegro non troppo

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Celebrating John Adams’ 70th brithday: Lollapalooza (OCT 13/15) Harmonielehre (MAR 2/4)

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator First Classical Subscription Performances: October 15, 16 and JOHN ADAMS was born in Worcester, Mass., 17, 1987, David Zinman, Conductor. on Feb. 15, 1947. The first performance of The Chairman Dances took place in Milwaukee on Jan. 31, 1986, with Lukas Foss conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The Chairman Dances is scored for two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, orchestra bells, triangle, bell tree, crotales (2 octaves), tambourine, snare drum, hi-hat, suspended cymbal, wood block, bass drum with pedal, hi-hat, cymbals a2, wood blocks (medium and high), claves, sizzle cymbal, vibraphone, sandpaper blocks, castanets, harp, piano and strings. The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra (1985)


ohn Adams’ opera Nixon in China is based on the American president’s historic 1972 trip and meeting with Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. During the composition of Nixon in China, Adams composed an orchestral work, based on the following potential scenario for the opera: Chiang Ch’ing, a.k.a. Madame Mao, has gatecrashed the Presidential Banquet. She is first seen standing where she is most in the way of the waiters. After a few minutes, she brings out a box of paper lanterns and hangs them around the hall, then strips down to a cheongsam, skin-tight from neck to ankle and slit up the hip. She signals the orchestra to play and begins dancing by herself. Mao is becoming excited. He steps down from his portrait on the wall, and they begin to foxtrot together. They are back in Yenan, dancing to the gramophone … This scenario provided the basis for Adams’ “Foxtrot for Orchestra,” The Chairman Dances. Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts for the Milwaukee Symphony. . Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482 (1785) WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART was born in Salzburg, Austria, on Jan. 27, 1756, and died in Vienna on Dec. 5, 1791. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 482, is scored for flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings


First Classical Subscription Performances: Nov. 1, 2 and 3, 1979, Garrick Ohlsson, Piano, Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: Feb. 22, 23 and 24, 2007, Emanuel Ax, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor.

n the spring of 1781, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then 25, left his hometown of Salzburg to stake his independence in Vienna. For a time, Mozart enjoyed public approval and financial success commensurate with his incomparable talents. During the mid-1780s he was in great demand in Vienna as a teacher, composer and performer. In a letter to his father, Leopold, written in February of 1784, Mozart proudly exclaimed: “The whole morning is given over to my pupils, and nearly every evening I have to play [here the composer lists 22 events from Feb. 26 to April 3] ... Have I not enough to do? I do not think I shall get out of practice in these circumstances ...” Mozart was one of the finest keyboard artists of his day. Between 1784 and 1786, he wrote 12 piano concertos that, typically, premiered in concerts (or “academies”) under his sponsorship. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29

OCT 6/8 | program In October of 1785, Mozart began work on his opera The Marriage of Figaro. He was eager to establish himself as an important composer of Italian opera buffa. He poured his energies into Figaro, which premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1, 1786. Still, Mozart found time to compose several other important works during this period, including three Piano Concertos — K. 482 in Eb, K. 488 in A and K. 491 in C minor. Mozart completed the E-flat Major Piano Concerto on Dec. 16, 1785. While specific documentation of the work’s premiere date no longer exists, Mozart’s usual practice was to offer the first performance of a piano concerto shortly after its completion. And in a letter of Jan. 13, 1786, Leopold Mozart reported to his daughter Nannerl: Meanwhile to two letters of mine I have had only one reply from your brother, dated December 28, in which he said that he gave without much preparation three subscription concerts to 120 subscribers, that he composed for this purpose a new piano concerto in E-flat, in which (a rather unusual occurrence) he had to repeat the Andante. The Concerto No. 22 is in three movements. The first (Allegro) opens with the traditional orchestral exposition of the movement’s principal themes, the first of which is a grand orchestral statement. The soloist soon enters with his versions of the thematic material. Throughout, the solo writing is notable for the elegance and technical brilliance that were hallmarks of Mozart’s keyboard artistry. The C-minor slow movement (Andante) maintains a hushed, melancholy atmosphere throughout. The soloist immediately presents the tripping principal theme of the Rondo finale (Allegro). The appearance of a hushed, elegant minuet (Andantino cantabile) provides surprising contrast prior to the Concerto’s spirited conclusion. Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47 (1937) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 25, 1906, and died in Moscow on Aug. 9, 1975. The first performance of the Symphony No. 5 took place in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) on Nov. 21, 1937, with Evgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 5 is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, E-flat clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, orchestra bells, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, tam-tam, bass drum, harp, piano, celesta and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: Nov. 15, 1955, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: Nov. 21 and 23, 2013, Thomas Søndergård, Conductor. Recording: Telarc CD-80215, Yoel Levi, Conductor.


n 1936, Joseph Stalin walked out of a Bolshoi performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “tragedy-satire” opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Shortly thereafter, an article appeared in the official Communist newspaper Pravda headlined, “Muddle Instead of Music.” Although the article’s author was not identified, it appears certain it was written by Stalin or penned under his direction and approval. The author dismissed Lady Macbeth as a “stream of deliberately discordant sounds … Lady Macbeth enjoys great success with the bourgeois audience abroad.”

In the spring of 1937, Shostakovich turned his attention to the Fifth Symphony, which he composed between April 1 and July 30, 1937. The premiere of the Fifth Symphony took place in Leningrad on Nov. 21, 1937, as part of a festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Republic. A seemingly penitent Shostakovich offered this subtitle for the work: “A Soviet Artist’s Practical Creative Reply to Just Criticism.” Shostakovich also provided this analysis of 30 | @AtlantaSymphony |

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OCT 6/8 | program the Symphony in an article headlined “My Artist’s Reply.” It appeared just a few days before the Moscow premiere on Jan. 29, 1938: The theme of my symphony is the development of the individual. I saw man with all his sufferings as the central idea of the work, which is lyrical in mood from start to finish; the finale resolves the tragedy and tension of the earlier movements on a joyous, optimistic note. The 1937 premiere, conducted by the composer’s longtime friend and advocate Evgeny Mravinsky, was a resounding success. The Fifth Symphony pleased Soviet critics and, soon, the world at large. It appeared that Shostakovich had succeeded in creating a work that managed to glorify the Soviet regime and appeal to international audiences. In 1979, four years after the composer’s death, Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich stunned the music world. The Shostakovich who emerged from this book was far different from the one who had seemed to follow the Communist party line. For the Shostakovich of Testimony, the Fifth Symphony was hardly a paean to Communism: I think it is clear to everyone what happens in the Fifth. The rejoicing is forced, created under threat, as in (Modest Mussorgsky’s opera) Boris Godunov. It’s as if someone were beating you with a stick and saying, “Your business is rejoicing, your business is rejoicing,” and you rise, shaky and go marching off, muttering, “Our business is rejoicing, our business is rejoicing.” What kind of apotheosis is that? You have to be a complete oaf not to hear that. People who came to the premiere of the Fifth in the best of moods wept. Shostakovich’s friend and student Solomon Volkov compiled Testimony from what he claimed were the composer’s own words. Many, including, not surprisingly, the Soviet government, questioned the authenticity of Testimony. The controversy continues to this day, although as time has progressed, many of Shostakovich’s friends and family members have acknowledged that Testimony expresses the composer’s true feelings. It should also be mentioned that recent scholarship indicates the composer’s subtitle for the Fifth Symphony — “A Soviet Artist’s Practical Creative Reply to Just Criticism” — was forced upon him by the government in exchange for permission to present the work. The conflicting views attributed to Shostakovich regarding his Fifth Symphony place the interpreter and listener in a challenging position. Is the Fifth Symphony a work in praise of, or a diatribe against, Soviet Russia? Are the Symphony’s closing pages “optimistic” or a “forced rejoicing?” Or, perhaps, are there other interpretations to be considered? A consensus on these issues is as unlikely as universal agreement upon whether Shakespeare’s Hamlet was mad. The greatness of a work of art like the Shostakovich Fifth rests largely with its ability to resonate profoundly with each of us in a personal and unique way. The Symphony No. 5 is in four movements. The first (Moderato) is based upon two themes, introduced in quick succession at the outset of the movement. The ensuing Allegretto, cast in traditional scherzo and trio form, has a brevity and playful charm in sharp contrast to the storm and stress of the opening movement. The slow third movement (Largo) is constructed as a massive arch, inexorably building to a shattering climax before returning to the repose of the opening measures. The finale (Allegro non troppo) features a whirlwind of activity and arresting conflict, finally resolving to the blazing (and controversial) D-Major conclusion.

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OCT 6/8 | artists PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano


ianist Pedja Muzijevic has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica in Montevideo, Residentie Orkest in The Hague, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo and the Zagreb Philharmonic. He has played solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Mich., Casals Hall and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, the Frick Collection in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Lane Series at the University of Vermont, the Aldeburgh Festival in Britain and many others. His Carnegie Hall concerto debut, playing Mozart’s Concerto K. 503 with the Oberlin Symphony and Robert Spano, was recorded live and has been released on the Oberlin Music label. Highlights of his 2016/17 season include his return to the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano with Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 482; his debut with the New Jersey Symphony and its new music director, Xian Zhang, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with violinist Eric Wyrick and cellist Jonathan Spitz; solo recital at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; a recital and master class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance; and chamber music concerts with the St. Lawrence and Aeolus string quartets. He returns to the Banff Centre in Canada to direct the Concert in 21st Century residency, which explores possibilities of concert formats and what we can do to position classical music better in today’s society.


His many festival engagements encompass, among others, performances at Tanglewood, Spoleto USA, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Newport, OK Mozart, Bridgehampton, Bay Chamber Concerts, San Miguel de Allende, Aldeburgh, Lucerne, the Netherlands, Melbourne, Aixen-Provence, Dubrovnik, Merano and Bratislava Festivals. He has toured with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, and with Simon Keenlyside in Trisha Brown’s staged version of Schubert’s Winterreise at Lincoln Center in New York, Barbican in London, La Monnaie in Brussels and Opera National de Paris, as well as in Amsterdam, Lucerne and Melbourne.

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OCT 13/15 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concerts of Thursday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at 8pm HUGH WOLFF, Conductor DENIS KOZHUKHIN, piano

Hear the music of these great American composers — past and present: JAMES LEE III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula BARBER: Violin Concerto (OCT 20/22) MARC NEIKRUG: The Unicorn of Atlas Peak (JAN 12/14)

JOHN ADAMS (b. 1947) Lollapalooza (1995)


GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F Major (1925) (ed. F. Campbell-Watson) 32 MIN I. Allegro II. Adagio; Andante con moto III. Allegro agitato Denis Kozhukhin, piano INTERMISSION

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AARON COPLAND Symphony No. 3 (1946) 43 MIN I. Molto moderato — with simple expression II. Allegro molto III. Andantino quasi allegretto IV. Molto deliberato — Allegro risoluto

CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Dreamtime Ancestors JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre (MAR 2/4)

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CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Creation/Creator (MAR 23/25) MARK BULLER: World Premiere (JUN 1/3)

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Lollapalooza (1995)

These are the First Classical Subscription Performances. JOHN ADAMS was born in Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 15, 1947. The first performance of Lollapalooza took place in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 10, 1995, with Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Lollapalooza is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, two tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, xylophone, three large rototoms, suspended cymbal, small tam-tam, snare drum (for rim shot only), pedal bass drum maracas, tambourine, claves, wood block, bongo, snare drum, low floor tom, vibraphone, large bass drum, piano and strings.


ollapalooza was written as a 40th birthday gift for Simon Rattle who has been a friend and collaborator for many years. The term “lollapalooza” has an uncertain etymology, and just that vagueness may account for its popularity as an archetypical American word. It suggests something large, outlandish, oversized, not unduly refined. H.L. Mencken suggests it may have originally meant a knockout punch in a boxing match. I was attracted to it because of its internal rhythm: da-da-da-DAAH-da. Hence, in my piece, the word is spelled out in the trombones and tubas, C-C-C-Eb-C (emphasis on the Eb) as a kind of ideé fixe. The “lollapalooza” motive is only one of a profusion of other motives, all appearing and evolving in a repetitive chain of events that moves this dancing behemoth along until it ends in a final shout by the horns and trombones and a terminal thwack on timpani and bass drum. — John Adams

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F Major (1925) (ed. F. Campbell-Watson) GEORGE GERSHWIN was born in Brooklyn on First Classical Subscription Sept. 26, 1898, and died in Hollywood on July Performance: Jan. 29, 1950, Oscar 11, 1937. The first performance of the Piano Levant, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Concerto in F took place at Carnegie Hall in Conductor. New York on Dec. 3, 1925, with the composer Most Recent Classical as soloist and Walter Damrosch conducting the Subscription Performances: April New York Symphony Orchestra. In addition to 2, 3 and 4, 2009, Marcus Roberts, the solo piano, the Concerto in F is scored for Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor. piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, gong, orchestra bells, snare drum, wood block, slapstick, suspended cymbal, xylophone and strings.


n Feb. 12, 1924, bandleader Paul Whiteman presented a special concert at New York’s Aeolian Hall titled “An Experiment in Modern Music.” He intended the program as a forum to demonstrate that American jazz was legitimate concert fare that “had come to stay and deserved recognition.” For this landmark event, Whiteman commissioned a “jazz concerto” from a young pianist/composer who had already experienced great success on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. And so it was that George Gershwin appeared as soloist in the triumphant premiere of his Rhapsody in Blue. Among those in attendance was Walter Damrosch, conductor of the New York Symphony. Damrosch was thrilled with Gershwin’s new work, and he decided to convince the New York | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 37

OCT 13/15 | program Symphony to commission a Piano Concerto by Gershwin. Gershwin began composition of the new Concerto in the summer of 1925. All told, by Gershwin’s account, “It took me three months to compose it and one month to orchestrate it.” The premiere of the Concerto in F took place at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 3, 1925. Gershwin was the piano soloist and Damrosch the conductor of the New York Symphony. The audience response was ecstatic, “attested (as one reporter observed) in long and vehement applause, so that Mr. Gershwin was kept bowing for some minutes from the stage.” The Concerto in F is in three movements. Gershwin provided the following musical analysis, which appeared in the New York Tribune the Sunday before the premiere: I. Allegro — The first movement employs the Charleston rhythm. It is quick and pulsating, representing the young enthusiastic spirit of American life. It begins with a rhythmic motif given out by the kettledrums, supported by other percussion instruments, and with a Charleston motif introduced by ... horns, clarinets and violas (as well as cellos and trombones). The principal theme is introduced by the bassoon. Later, a second theme is introduced by the piano. II. Adagio; Andante con moto — The second movement has a poetic nocturnal atmosphere which has come to be referred to as the American blues, but in a purer form than that in which they are usually treated. III. Allegro agitato — The final movement reverts to the style of the first. It is an orgy of rhythms, starting violently and keeping the same pace throughout. Symphony No. 3 (1946) AARON COPLAND was born in Brooklyn on Nov. First Classical Subscription 14, 1900, and died in North Tarrytown, N.Y., Performances: Jan. 25, 1968, on Dec. 2, 1990. The first performance of the Aaron Copland, Conductor. Symphony No. 3 took place in Symphony Hall in Most Recent Classical Boston on Oct. 18, 1946, with Serge Koussevitsky Subscription Performances: conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The May 10, 11 and 12, 2012, Symphony No. 3 is scored for two piccolos, three Robert Spano, Conductor. flutes, three oboes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, Recording: Telarc CD-80201, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, Yoel Levi, Conductor contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, orchestra bells, slapstick, triangle, tenor drum, ratchet, chimes, snare drum, tam-tam, tenor drum, wood block, claves, cymbals, suspended cymbals, bass drum, anvil, two harps, piano, celesta and strings.


aron Copland remains America’s foremost composer of concert music. His masterful and heartfelt incorporation of American folklore and melodies into such works as the ballets Billy the Kid (1940), Rodeo (1942) and Appalachian Spring (1944), his Lincoln Portrait (1942) for speaker and orchestra, and his arrangements of Old American Songs (1950 and 1952), have long inspired the affection and admiration of performers and concert audiences. Despite the immense popularity of such works (or perhaps, because of it), Copland also sought to compose pieces that built upon the traditions of European concert music. The Clarinet Concerto (1948), written for Benny Goodman, represents one such venture, 38 | @AtlantaSymphony |


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OCT 13/15 | program although the stylistic influence of American jazz is also quite prominent. Copland’s Third Symphony, commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation, represents perhaps the composer’s most ambitious work in this traditional vein. Copland’s Third followed two relatively brief symphonies, completed in 1925 and 1933. The composition of the Third Symphony took place between 1944 and 1946. Copland finished the orchestration of the final movement on Sept. 29, 1946, just a few weeks before the Symphony’s premiere on Oct. 18, with Serge Koussevitsky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The New York Music Critics Circle selected Copland’s Third Symphony as the best work by an American composer played during the 1946-47 season. Aaron Copland Discusses his Third Symphony In Copland’s program notes for the premiere of his Third Symphony, he cautioned: One aspect of the symphony ought to be pointed out: It contains no folk or popular material. During the late twenties it was customary to pigeonhole me as a composer of symphonic jazz, with emphasis on the jazz. More recently I have been catalogued as a purveyor of Americana. Any reference to jazz or folk-material in this work was purely unconscious. While it is true that all of the melodies are Copland’s own, the spirit of such works as Appalachian Spring and Lincoln Portrait may be found in the Symphony’s transparent orchestration and beautiful, arching themes. In addition, Copland acknowledged the presence in the Third Symphony of one of the most familiar and beloved American concert works: I do borrow from myself by using “Fanfare for the Common Man” (1942) in an extended and reshaped form in the final movement. I used this opportunity to carry my Fanfare material further and to satisfy my desire to give the Third Symphony an affirmative tone. After all, it was a wartime piece — or more accurately, an end-of-war piece — intended to reflect the euphoric spirit of the country at the time. The Third Symphony is in four movements. Copland describes the first (Molto moderato) as “broad and expansive in character.” The second movement (Allegro molto) serves the function of the Symphony’s lively scherzo. Copland describes the slow-tempo third movement (Andantino quasi allegretto) as “the freest of all in formal structure. Although it is built up sectionally, the various sections are intended to emerge one from another in continuous flow, somewhat in the manner of a closely knit series of variations.” Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man (Molto deliberato) serves as the introduction to the main portion of the Symphony’s finale (Allegro risoluto) that journeys to a majestic close.

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OCT 13/15 | artists HUGH WOLFF, conductor



ugh Wolff is among the leading conductors of his generation. He has appeared with all the major North American orchestras, including those of Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Toronto and Montréal. He is much in demand in Europe, where he has worked with such orchestras as the London Symphony, Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, and the Bavarian and Berlin Radio Orchestras. He is a regular guest conductor with orchestras in Japan, Scandinavia and Australia, and a frequent conductor at summer music festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood and Ravinia. A conductor whose interests span baroque performance practice to the championing of new works, Wolff began his professional career in 1979 as Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra under Mstislav Rostropovich, later going on to become Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (1986-1993) and Music Director of Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival (1994-1997). Wolff was Principal Conductor and then Music Director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (1988-2000) and, more recently, Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra (1997-2006), with whom he maintains a close relationship. Born in Paris in 1953 to American parents, Wolff spent his early years in London and Washington, D.C. After graduating from Harvard, he returned on a fellowship to Paris, where he studied conducting with Charles Bruck and composition with Olivier Messiaen. He then continued his studies in Baltimore with Leon Fleisher. Wolff and his wife, Judith Kogan, have three sons and live in Boston. DENIS KOZHUKHIN, piano


enis Kozhukhin’s playing is characterized by an extraordinary technical mastery balanced by a sharp intelligence, calm maturity and wisdom. Kozhukhin has that rare and special gift of creating an immediate and compelling emotional connection with his audience. Since winning First Prize at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Kozhukhin has quickly established a formidable reputation and has already appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls including the Verbier Festival, where he won the Prix d’Honneur in 2003, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Berliner Philharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Rheingau Music Festival, Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Herkulessaal, Rotterdam De Doelen, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Milan, Théâtre du Châtelet and Auditorium du Louvre Paris. Kozhukhin began his piano studies at age 4 with his mother. As a boy, he attended the Balakirev School of Music, where he studied under Natalia Fish. From 2000 to 2007, he was a pupil at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, learning with Dimitri Bashkirov and Claudio Martinez-Mehner. Upon graduating, he received his diploma personally from the Queen of Spain and was named best student in his year and twice best chamber group with

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his own Cervantes Trio. After his studies in Madrid, Kozhukhin was invited to study at the Piano Academy at Lake Como and completed his studies with Kirill Gerstein in Stuttgart.


Kozhukhin is a committed chamber musician and has worked with, among others, Leonidas Kavakos, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, the Jerusalem Quartet, the Pavel Haas Quartet, Radovan Vlatkovic, Jörg Widmann and Alisa Weilerstein. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 43

OCT 20/22 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Classical Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.

Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concerts of Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8pm, Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30pm, and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 8pm JOSEPH YOUNG, Conductor JOSEPH SWENSEN, violin JAMES LEE III (b. 1975) Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula (2011) SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 14 (1940) I. Allegro II. Andante III. Presto in moto perpetuo Joseph Swensen, violin INTERMISSION

Enjoy another magical and compelling Dvořák Symphony this season: No. 8 in G Major, Opus 88 (1889) (APR 27/29)

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (“From the New World”) (1893) I. Adagio; Allegro molto II. Largo III. Scherzo. Molto vivace IV. Allegro con fuoco

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The concert of Friday, Oct. 21, is performed without intermission and features the Dvořák “New World” Symphony.

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula (2011)

These are the First Classical Subscription Performances. JAMES LEE III was born in St. Joseph, Mich., on Nov. 26, 1975. The first performance of Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula took place in Miami Beach on Oct. 15, 2011, with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony Orchestra. Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, suspended cymbal, xylophone, orchestra bells, metal sheet (thundersheet), triangle, tambourine, snare drum, cymbals a2, tam-tam, vibraphone, tom-toms, temple blocks, glass wind chimes, wood block, bass drum, marimba, harp, piano/celeste and strings.


ukkot Through Orion’s Nebula is a festive work for orchestra. The word Sukkot is a Hebrew word for “Feast of Tabernacles.” In biblical days, this holiday was celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It was the most joyous month of the fall festivals that God mandated the Hebrews to observe. It was also a thanksgiving celebration for the blessings of the fall harvest. Orion’s Nebula refers to the Orion constellation in space. The structure of this nebula forms a roughly spherical cloud that peaks in density near the core. The cloud displays a range of velocities and turbulence, particularly around the core region. This work is loosely constructed in a ternary form of seven small sections. It is a musical commentary on the eschatological application of the antitypical “day of atonement” (Yom Kippur) and the “feast of tabernacles” (Sukkot). The seven sections are briefly summarized below: 1) Reminiscences of the Feast of Trumpets, (Rosh Hashana), and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) by percussive forceful sounds of the snare and bass drums open the work. This is further enhanced by the horns, which imitate the calls of the shofar (a horn used for Jewish religious purposes). 2) The full orchestra continues to a cadence foreshadowing the grand advent of God.

3) The woodwinds follow with joyful passages of flourishes and dancelike celebrations, which imitate the people’s reception of the Messiah. As this music continues, the motives pass on to the percussion section, piano, harp and eventually the strings. 4) Previous melodies and motives are developed and transformed among the tutti orchestra. This section is a musical commentary celebrating the Second Coming of God. 5) The Orion constellation is the one constellation mentioned specifically in the Old Testament. Revelation 14 presents imagery of a harvest and later in the book, the city of the New Jerusalem is presented as coming down from heaven. The muted brass, singing violins, percussion instruments and woodwinds are employed, which is intended to evoke celestial images of the Messiah coming down out of heaven through the Orion constellation first, the redeemed saints traveling through the constellation, and finally the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven. At various points, violins soaring in the higher registers tend to have a quality of weightlessness. Trills among the strings cease as they continue to climb to heights of bliss in paradise. I have created a leitmotif for the name Michael that occurs in an earlier orchestral | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 45

OCT 20/22 | program work of mine. This melody is heard in the horns as we move onto the next section. 6) The bass and snare drums provide a reprise of the “shofar theme.” This continues with orchestral exclamations of joy. 7) There are passages of “call-and-response” among the ensemble in the final celebration that continues until the work ends with an explosion of sound.

— James Lee III

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 14 (1940) SAMUEL BARBER was born in West Chester, Pa., on March 9, 1910, and died in New York on Jan. 23, 1981. The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Feb. 7, 1941, with Albert Spalding as violin soloist and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, snare drum, piano and strings.

First Classical Subscription Performance: Feb. 8, 1968, Jaime Laredo, Violin, Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent Classical Subscription Performances: October 10 and 12, 2013, David Coucheron, Violin, Susanna Mälkki, Conductor Recording: Robert McDuffie, Violin, Yoel Levi, Conductor (Telarc CD-80441)


he Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was the first major commission for Samuel Barber. The wealthy American businessman Samuel Fels, who served on the board of trustees of Barber’s alma mater, Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, offered the commission in the spring of 1939. On Feb. 7, 1941, violinist Albert Spalding, accompanied by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, gave the first performance at the Academy of Music. Barber was unhappy with what he viewed as “an unsatisfactory climax in the (second movement) and some muddy orchestration in the finale.” In 1948, Barber penned revisions, which, in the composer’s view, made the work “much improved.” The final version was published in 1949. The soaring lyricism of the opening movements, coupled with the virtuoso fireworks of the finale, have made the Barber Violin Concerto one of his most popular works for violinists and audiences alike. The Barber Violin Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro) features two principal themes, the first lengthy and flowing, the second having a decidedly Scottish flavor. The lyrical slow movement (Andante) includes a more agitated central sequence. The finale (Presto in moto perpetuo) is a virtuoso tour-de-force for the soloist from start to finish. Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (“From the New World”) (1893) ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK was born in Mühlhausen, Bohemia (now Nelahozeves, the Czech Republic), on Sept. 8, 1841, and died in Prague on May 1, 1904. The first performance of the New World Symphony took place at Carnegie Hall in New York on Dec. 16, 1893, with Anton Seidl conducting the New York Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 9 is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns,

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rom fall 1892 through the summer of 1895, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák served as Director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. He came to New York at the invitation of Jeannette Meyer Thurber, who founded the Conservatory, hoping it would foster the development of important American concert music.

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Dvořák had always taken a keen interest in the folk music of his native Bohemia, and indeed, acknowledged: “I myself have gone to the simple, half-forgotten tunes of Bohemian peasants for hints in my most serious works. Only in this way can a musician express the true sentiment of his people. He gets into touch with the common humanity of his country.” It’s not surprising that when Dvořák arrived in America, he began to study the musical heritage of the New World. He concluded that America’s great folk tradition was based in the music of African-Americans (it should be noted that in May 1893, the National Conservatory opened to African-American students). Dvořák also acknowledged the importance of the folk music of Native Americans, which, the Czech composer felt, was “virtually identical” to “Negro melodies.” On May 24, 1893, Dvořák completed his Symphony in E minor, begun the previous December. The work received its premiere at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 16, 1893, with Anton Seidl conducting the New York Philharmonic. A month earlier, Dvořák gave the E-minor Symphony its famous nickname, “From the New World.” The premiere of the New World Symphony was an unqualified success. Dvořák proudly informed his publisher, Simrock: “The papers say that no composer ever celebrated such a triumph. Carnegie Hall was crowded with the best people of New York, and the audience applauded so that, like visiting royalty, I had to take my bows repeatedly from the box in which I sat.” The New World Symphony is in four movements. The first opens with a pensive slow introduction (Adagio), leading to the principal Allegro molto. Dvořák presents several themes, including one (introduced by the flute) that bears a kinship to “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” a spiritual especially favored by the Czech composer. The slow second movement (Largo) features one of Dvořák’s most beloved melodies. Sung by the English horn, this melody was later adapted by Dvořák pupil William Arms Fisher for the song “Goin’ Home.” The third-movement Scherzo (Molto vivace) was, according to Dvořák, inspired “by a scene at the feast in [Longfellow’s] ‘Hiawatha,’ where the Indians dance, and is also an essay which I made in the direction of imparting the local color of Indian character to music.” The dramatic finale (Allegro con fuoco) is notable for the return of themes from the prior three movements.

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OCT 20/22 | artists JOSEPH YOUNG, conductor



ncreasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Joseph Young is the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In his role, he conducts more than 50 concerts per season with the Orchestra, which include programs on the Delta Classical Series, Concerts for Young People and Family Series, and various other concerts geared toward specific audiences in the community. Young also serves as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he is the driving force behind the ensemble’s artistic growth. Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011/12 season, and the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Young made his major American orchestral debut in January 2008 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has since appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid) and Chicago Sinfonietta, among others. In the 2015/16 season he made his subscription debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His 2016/17 season includes debuts with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), the New World Symphony Orchestra and Fayetteville Symphony; he also will return to the Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), Little Orchestra Society and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in subscription performances. Young is a recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, an award he also won in 2008 and 2014. In 2013, he was a semifinalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of South Carolina and completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting. He has been mentored by such world-renowned conductors as Jorma Panula, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop, with whom he continues to maintain a close relationship. JOSEPH SWENSEN, violin


fter working for the past 20 years establishing a highly successful career as a conductor, American violinist/conductor Joseph Swensen will once again appear in concert performing the major violin concerti and solo repertoire. Swensen attended Juilliard as a student of the renowned pedagogue Dorothy Delay, studied chamber music with Robert Mann, Leonard Rose and Felix Galimir, and composition with David Diamond and Vincent Persechetti. He also studied privately with Isaac Stern over a 10-year period. A winner of the Leventritt Foundation Award, he appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Baltimore, and performed in recital and chamber music concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln 50 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Center, the Kennedy Center and in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. As an exclusive recording artist with BMG Classics, his recordings of the major violin concerto repertoire with conductors like André Previn and Jukka-Pekka Saraste received stellar reviews. Swensen is Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. As a composer, his works include Mantram (1998) for string orchestra, Latif (1999) for solo cello with chamber ensemble, Shizue (2001) for solo shakuhachi and orchestra, and the Sinfonia-Concertante for Horn and Orchestra (The Fire and the Rose) (2008).


Swensen and his wife, Victoria Swensen, are co-founders and co-directors of Habitat4Music, which connects highly qualified young American-trained classical musicians with children living in challenged areas throughout the world with the goal of using the power of longterm, committed, participatory music education and classical music programs to inspire and bring together individuals and communities. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 51

OCT 28/29 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski, Principal POPS! Conductor Concerts of Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 8pm TIM BURTON’S

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tuart Chafetz is a conductor with a dynamic podium demeanor and a refined sense of audience engagement. Increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent, this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Chicago, Naples, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Jacksonville, Dallas, Louisiana and others. He previously held posts as Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As Principal Timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for 20 years, Chafetz would conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that he led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. In summer, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops. He makes his home near San Francisco with his wife, Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music. 52 | @AtlantaSymphony | | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 53

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Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Family Concert

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) “Toccata” from Toccata & Fugue in D Minor


ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967) Ballet Music (“Dance of the Dragoons”)


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) arr. Lucien Cailliet Fugue in G minor (“The Little”)


PAUL DUKAS (1865-1935) L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)

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MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) arr. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on Bald Mountain

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OCT 30 | program JOSEPH YOUNG, conductor



ncreasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Joseph Young is the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In his role, he conducts more than 50 concerts per season with the Orchestra, which include programs on the Delta Classical Series, Concerts for Young People and Family Series, and various other concerts geared toward specific audiences in the community. Young also serves as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he is the driving force behind the ensemble’s artistic growth. Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011/12 season, and the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Young made his major American orchestral debut in January 2008 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has since appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), and Chicago Sinfonietta, among others. In the 2015/16 season he made his subscription debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His 2016/17 season includes debuts with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), New World Symphony Orchestra and Fayetteville Symphony; he also will return to the Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), Little Orchestra Society and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in subscription performances. Young received the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, an award he also won in 2008 and 2014. In 2013, he was a semifinalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one out of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of South Carolina and completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting. He has been mentored by such world-renowned conductors as Jorma Panula, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop, with whom he continues to maintain a close relationship. MAGIC CIRCLE MIME COMPANY


agic Circle Mime Company is regarded as one of today’s premier family attractions. Its highly acclaimed performances, which unite the concert orchestra with visual theater, are consistently praised for imaginative and innovative content. Magic Circle performs with virtually every major orchestra in North America and has performed on numerous occasions with the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg; the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra; and on more than a half-dozen

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occasions at the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra. The year 2014 marked its fourth appearance at the National Arts Centre of Canada. Magic Circle Mime also has a growing reputation outside North America. In the Pacific Rim and Far East, the company has performed at festivals and with major orchestras in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. Appearances include the Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai International Children’s Festival, Taiwan International Children’s Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, West Australia Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The company made its European debut with the Palau de la Música de Valencia in April 2007, leading to return engagements in Spain in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013. In 2012, it performed in South America for the first time with Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota. Magic Circle Mime Company is the creative partnership of Maggie Petersen and Douglas MacIntyre, who have theater and instrumental music backgrounds, and have used their training to create highly regarded programs. Their newest production, Orchestra From Planet X, explores the many influences that helped create the music of the New World.

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Oct. 27, 2016 | 7 PM Woodruff Arts Center | Symphony Hall 1280 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | Tickets available through

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Island Time Just go … beaches, diversions of Georgia’s Golden Isles are less than 5 hours away


By Terry Matthews-Lombardo | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 63

cocktail in hand or nearby, is one of many leisurely options at the King and Prince Beach & Golf resort on St. Simons Island.


ack. Load. Drive. There’s something quite transformative about a road trip. And once you program Georgia’s Golden Isles into your GPS and head southeast from Atlanta, you might find yourself leaving some heavy mental baggage behind. Fall temperatures in the Golden Isles hover pleasantly between 77 and 61, perfect for chasing memories of summer humidity. Breathe. Think about the days ahead, wide open with possibilities. The farther you get from the city, the lighter your load. And so begins your mental reboot. Georgia’s Golden Isles comprise the coastal city of Brunswick and its four barrier islands: St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Sea Island and Jekyll Island (Sea Island and Little St. Simons are private). You’ll find them all midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla. Both St. Simons and Jekyll Island are extremely bikefriendly; combined you’ll find more than 50 miles of picturesque paths around their perimeters, amid historic sites and tempting shops. You might even find yourself racing across the beach before seeking shady refuge on an inland nature trail. To kick it up a notch, jump aboard a working shrimp boat ($39.95 per person) in Brunswick, join a guided Segway tour ($75 for four hours, including training) at the

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Among your recreational and culinary choices (clockwise, from top left): a nighttime Glow stand-up paddle-board tour on St. Simons; pedaling a twowheeler along the beach; and

Jekyll Island Club or take a 90-minute nighttime Glow stand-up paddle-board tour ($75 per person) on St. Simons. Take a St. Simons trolley tour to see bits of the Old South. You’ll be transported back in time to learn about island plantations and their occupants, the iconic sea turtles and the multiple religions whose roots here are as strong as the ancient oaks. You’ll also hear about presidential visits, lighthouse lore and resident celebrities with whom you might rub elbows on a golf course. When you’re hungry you’ll find more places than you can sample in one trip. The depth and variety of flavors — from the pervasive shrimp and grits to succulent pork belly (try the tastings menu at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort), to sophisticated pastries (Del Sur Bakery, named one of 15 amazing small-town bakeries by Travel & Leisure Magazine) — will make you a happy camper. Both are on St. Simons. It doesn’t stop there. Even burger joints (Brogen’s South on St. Simons Island, the Wee Pub on Jekyll, for example) surf the seafood buzz with fresh dishes and inventive catch-of-the-day tacos. Almost every barbecue spot — and there are many — has a wall of fame with framed copies 66 | @AtlantaSymphony |


digging into shrimp and grits.

of reviews from nationally known publications and chefs. When only the beach will do, your choices are many, including several that allow dogs. Make sure to budget time for Jekyll’s Driftwood Beach for both its beauty and tranquility. Lodging choices range from chain hotels such as Hampton Inns, Holiday Inns and La Quintas to more singular experiences like the Jekyll Island Club Hotel ($199 per night and up), The King and Price on St. Simons ($250 per night and up), the Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center on St. Simons ($140 per night and up), the Inn at Sea Island in St. Simons (beginning at $210 per night), the Beach Club at St. Simons (beginning at $535) and others. To truly treat yourself, consider Sea Island or Little St. Simons. Sea Island is a gated private resort open only to hotel guests (and country club members). You’ll share the environs with PGA pros, have access to three championship golf courses, and the Forbes Five-Star and AAA FiveDiamond Cloister Resort complex ($500-$800 per night). Little St. Simons, accessible only by boat, is privately | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 67

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FROM TOP: Sea turtles are serious buisness at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island; one of sculptor Keith Jennings’ “tree spirits.”

owned and located just off the coast of St. Simons. It’s known for its seclusion and commitment to sustainability. The Lodge, a resort consistently featured in top travel magazines, offers only cottages that hold a total of 32 guests ($450 per night and up). As you head home, you needn’t leave your Zen behind. Take in the flat, restful marshlands, the timeless Southern mansions at the end of long, tree-lined driveways, the Sidney Lanier suspension bridge that spans the Brunswick River, connecting vacation memories with real life, and sculptor Keith Jennings’ “tree spirits.” “I work with each tree’s soul,” he says. “The wood speaks to you.”

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Brunswick and the four barrier islands in the Atlantic Ocean contain marshlands, beaches, world-class golf, historic landmarks, five-star resorts and comfy B&Bs. The Golden Isles offer 180 holes of golf, 200 shops, 29 places of worship, and more than 50 lodging locations plus hundreds of vacation rental properties. Condé Nast Traveler magazine ranks St. Simons, the largest of the four barrier islands, as the best U.S. island for family vacations. Travel + Leisure has called it

America’s most romantic and favorite beach town. St. Simons has about 15,000 residents and more than 2 million visitors each year. Jekyll, the smallest of the four islands, includes a historic landmark district that’s been dubbed “Millionaires Village” because the area was once home to some of America’s most influential families (Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Morgans, Goodyears). It has about 950 full-time residents, a number that grows considerably in the summer and when temperatures begin to drop elsewhere.

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Island Time: a closer look

Jeykll has a strict conservation clause limiting development and protecting natural wildlife habitats. It’s home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the only one of its kind in the state. You can learn about sea turtles and observe them in a hospital-recovery setting. Sea Island is a private resort open exclusively to hotel guests and members, accessible only via causeway from St. Simons. It’s home to PGA pros, three championship golf courses, and the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Cloister Resort complex. Little St. Simons, just off the coast of St. Simons, is privately owned and accessible only by boat. It’s known for its seclusion and commitment to sustainability. You’ll find The Lodge here, a resort consistently featured in top travel magazines. Historic Brunswick, separated from the islands only by the Intracoastal Waterway, has a downtown district featuring Victorian architecture in its shops, galleries, eateries and theaters. It’s one of several U.S. locations that claims it created Brunswick stew. Visit in October and take in the Stewbilee Festival. Delta Connection/ExpressJet offers daily round-trip regional jet service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK). Fall festivals include Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow (Oct. 8-9) in Brunswick and the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival (Oct. 5-9).

The links We suggest you start here (other links are by island and in alphabetical order): Brunswick • Delta Connection: • Shrimp boat cruise: • Sidney Lanier Bridge: goldenisles. com/listing/sidney-lanier-bridge • Stewbillee Festival: brunswick-rockin-stewbilee • Wings Over the Golden Isles airshow: wings-over-golden-isles-airshow Jekyll Island • Driftwood Beach: goldenisles. com/listing/driftwood-beach • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: • Segway tour: activities/segway-tours St. Simons Island • The Cloister: stsimonsisland. com/the-cloister-at-sea-island • Del Sur Bakery: goldenisles. com/listing/del-sur-bakery • Food & Spirits Festival: st-simons-island-food-spirits-festival • Glow paddleboard tour: • Keith Jennings’ tree spirits: • K ing and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: • The Lodge: accommodations/luxury-resorts/ • Trolley tours: | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

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1 Honorary Chairs Ann Marie and John B. White enjoy the 2016 Symphony Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sept. 17.


2 Associate Principal Viola Paul Murphy, Principal Flute Christina Smith and flutist Todd Skitch stop for a Symphony Ball selfie. 3 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s sold out season opening concert Sept. 15, with Joshua Bell, was an extraordinary beginning to an extraordinary season. 4 With more than 5,000 guests in attendance, Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams became the highest attended orchestral concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 4 at Encore park.

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Woodward North Pre-K to 6, Johns Creek Sunday, Nov. 13 2 to 4 p.m.

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he Orchestra donor list includes all 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. Those among us 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 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 of 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 Victoria & Howard Palefsky

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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Where love and learning meet. OUR OPEN HOUSES LOWER SCHOOL: November 12 MIDDLE SCHOOL: December 2 & January 6 UPPER SCHOOL: December 3 To register, visit



MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE November 19 at 1 p.m. LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE November 20 at 1 p.m.

Connecting learning to life at every level.


ASO | support Appassionato Donors who give at the Appassionato level ($10,000 - $24,999) enjoy the benefits of the Patron Partnership, while also having opportunities to attend the annual Appassionato Soiree, 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. 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 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. 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+ Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Wright & Alison Caughman Cari Dawson & John Sparrow Russell Currey & Amy Durrell Keith Adams & Kerry Heyward Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Harry & Wendy Cynkus 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. Patty & Doug Reid Betsy & Lee Robinson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Rubright Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Jeffrey Sprecher & Kelly Loeffler Loren & Gail Starr Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Alison & Joe Thompson Trapp Family John & Ray Uttenhove Kathy N. Waller

$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 City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs 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 John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Suzanne & Bill Plybon* Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Joyce & Henry Schwob Mr. John A. Sibley III Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* Ticketmaster Turner Foundation, Inc. Chilton & Morgan Varner Mrs. Virginia S. Williams

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

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faith ● academics ● athletics ● arts ● joy

An independent Catholic school for students age 6 months-12th grade.

Now offering bus service from Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and Roswell!

One of the


of Walker. Metro Atlanta’s college-prep community for Early Learners through 12th grade The Walker School practices a nondiscriminatory policy of admission.


where wonders await.

ASO | support the patron partnership Members of the Patron Partnership ($2,000-$9,999) enjoy a host of benefits that include event invitations to Insiders’ Evenings and Symphony Nightcaps, access to the Robert Shaw Room, and opportunities to sit onstage during a rehearsal.Â

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

Jonne Walter Annual Fund Committee Member Marcia Watt Communications Committee Member


Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Ruth & Mark Coan William & Patricia Cook Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Thomas G. Cousins 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 Deedee & Marc Hamburger* Sally W. Hawkins James & Bridget Horgan Mr. Roger Hudguns Mrs. James M. Hund Tad & Janin Hutcheson Baxter Jones & Jiong Yan Cecile M. Jones Paul & Rosthema Kastin $5,000+ George H. Lanier

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier/The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Lillian Balentine Law Joanne Lincoln Isabel Lamy Lee Peg & Jim Lowman Loews Atlanta Hotel Lubo Fund Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCarthy Mary Ruth McDonald* Walter W. Mitchell Morgens West Foundation Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby 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 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 Mrs. William J. Thompson Burton Trimble Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Robert Wenger & Susan Carney Joan N. Whitcomb Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. M.D. Suzanne Bunzl Wilner

Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Patricia & William Buss Cobb EMC Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Sally & Carl Gable Robert & Sherry Johnson Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini

$5,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 5 Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Mr. & Mrs. John Allan Asad Bashey Jack & Helga Beam Bell Family Foundation for Hope, Inc. Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Rita & Herschel Bloom Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr.

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

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$2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony - 4 Ms. Mary Allen The Hisham & Nawal Araim Foundation Rod & Leslie Aycox Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. & Mrs. David Bakken Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Shirley Blaine Leon Borchers Martha S. Brewer Dr. Margo Brinton & Mr. Eldon Park Harriett Brock & Erich Ledermann Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Karen & Rod Bunn Drs. Aubrey & Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Alison & Chuck Carlin Ms. Julie Chautin Susan & Carl Cofer Ralph & Rita Connell Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Mr. Philip A. Delanty Sheila L. Tschinkel Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Greg & Debra Durden Mary Frances Early Dieter Elsner The Elster Foundation Rosi Fiedotin Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco

John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Mary D. Gellerstedt Sally & Walter George Caroline Gilham Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Carl & Anne Grafton Mrs. Louise Grant Joanne & Alex Gross 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 JoAnn Hall Hunsinger The Hyman Foundation Mary & Wayne James Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Ann Rollins & James Jose James Kelly Allyson M. Kirkpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter Mrs. Jo W. Koch Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Wolfgang & Mariana Laufer

Olivia A. M. Leon Roger & Lynn Lieberman Ritvo Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Elvira & Jay Mannelly Ms. Erin M. Marshall Kay & John T. Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Al & Betsy 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 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 Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Doris Pidgeon in Memory of Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. The Reverend Neal P.

Ponder, Jr. Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Peach State Freightliner Trucks Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue The Gary W. Rollins Foundation Jane & Rein Saral Mr. & Mrs. John W. Scott 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 Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Frank Vinicor, M.D. Vogel Family Foundation Alan & Marcia Watt* Dr. Nanette K. Wegner 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 Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates Camille Yow

atlanta symphony associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

2016-17 ASA Board of Directors Karen Bunn President Belinda Massafra Advisor Bunny Davidson Secretary

Jonathan Brown Treasurer Sylvia Davidson Nominating Chair Ann Levin Membership VP

Nancy Janet Communication & Marketing VP Josh Cochran & Emily Hampton Bravo! Unit Chairs

Martha & John Head Concerto Unit Chairs Joan Abernathy Encore Unit Chair Alison Mimms & JoAnn Rieger Ensemble Unit Chairs | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 81

ASO | support musicians’ endowment campaign Robert Spano, John B. White, Jr., Co-Chairs The Musicians’ Endowment Campaign will permanently endow 11 additional positions in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and strengthen the foundation of all we do: the Orchestra itself. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the individuals, foundations and corporations listed below, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is on track to complete this $25 million campaign before year’s end. The core of any orchestra’s impact is its sound. The Musicians’ Endowment will ensure that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra remains a strong voice in the Atlanta community for generations to come.

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

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Kendeda Fund Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. The UPS Foundation Wells Fargo


Estate of Cora Nunnally Miller

Estate of Michael McDowell Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson

Patty & Doug Reid David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

The Antinori Foundation Marty & John Gillin Clay & Jane Jackson Massey Charitable Trust The Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund

The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Mark & Eveylyn Trammell Foundation Powell Charitable Trust Susan & Tom Wardell Sue Williams

Mrs. Azira Hill

Victoria & Howard Palefsky

The Robert S. Elster Foundation Don Carson

Dr. John Cooledge Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.

Jan & Gus Bennett Mr. & Mrs. John W. Scott

Estate of Chip Siegel Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel

Mr. & Mrs. John Allen Lynn & Galen Oelkers Margo Brinton & Eldon Park

The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Adair & Dick White | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 50 82 | @AtlantaSymphony |




Andrea Goss and the 2016 national touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET. Photo by Joan Marcus





autumn highlights

OctOber 14 2744 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305

The treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, New York City

nOvember 6 Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Choral Eucharist in Commemoration of All Faithful Departed Maruice Duruflé, Requiem

nOvember 19/20 The treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Cathedral Schola & Soloists St. Cecilia’s Day Celebrations Handel & Purcell Odes

Tickets and Information:

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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.

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Join us for an Open House! November 10 January 8 January 19


my thirst for answers. An extraordinary, curious, open mind. A sense of wonder nurtured and inspired. Lessons experienced, not just taught. Collective engagement and personal success.

Inspiring students from 1 8 months to 8th grade

Welcome to Springmont. • 404.252.3910 | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 85




























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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 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 87


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 Turner


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 Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta 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

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Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes 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

$25,000+ Continued

Southwest Airlines Southwire Company 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 89

ASO | staff EXECUTIVE Jennifer Barlament Executive Director Alesia Mack Director of Executive Services 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 Alex Malone Managing Producer Symphony POPS! 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 Shawn Gardner Senior Development Coordinator Rebecca Moore Interim Grants Manager Ashley Nixon Special Events Coordinator Brenda Turner Manager of Individual Support

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Margaret Williams Interim VP of 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 91

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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NOV 3/5 | Thu/Sat: 8pm ELGAR: Sea Pictures VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony Robert Spano, conductor Tamara Wilson, soprano Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano Brian Mulligan, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus NOV 6 | Sun: 3pm Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra OVERTURE CONCERT ELGAR: Enigma Variations Joseph Young, conductor

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NOV 10/12 | Thu/Sat: 8pm OLIVER KNUSSEN: Flourish with Fireworks SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 5, “Prometheus, Poem of Fire” (arr. Kurth) PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919) Robert Spano, conductor David Coucheron, violin Elizabeth Pridgen, piano NOV 17/19 | Thu/Sat: 8pm TAKEMITSU: A flock descends into the Pentagonal Garden MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde Donald Runnicles, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Russell Thomas, tenor NOV 25/26 | Fri: 8pm/Sat: 2 & 8pm Delta POPS! BYRON STRIPLING Michael Krajewski, conductor Byron Stripling, trumpet & vocals NOV 27 | Sun: 3:30pm Family Concert FAMILY HOLIDAY SPECIAL Joseph Young, conductor Presented by:

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