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SEP 2016

The Grammy Award Winning

Atlanta Boy Choir

honors Founding Director, Maestro Fletcher Wolfe On his 85 th Birthday

Pope John Paul II and Maestro Wolfe

Mlle. Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau

President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter at the White House

Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Maria Pia Fanfani

And Honor Maestro Robert Shaw on his 100 th Birthday “Dear Fletcher, you quite simply are the best.”


“Dear Atlanta Boy Choir, I deeply appreciate your contribution to the inauguration. You have set a significant example of what we Americans can accomplish by sharing our talents with each other.” –PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER “Dear F.W. Such an exquisite experience. Thank you so much dear F.W. Congratulate them for their faith, their enthusiasm and keep your own strong heart to lead them. It is so touching.” – MLLE. NADIA BOULANGER “Dear Mr. Wolfe, I would like to thank you and congratulate you on the magnificent performance of The Atlanta Boy Choir at the National Civic Holocaust Commemoration Service in the Capitol Rotunda. Hearing such music performed to perfection from a choir of children was a moving experience. Thank you so much for your extraordinary efforts. They helped make the moment both solemn and sterling.” – ELIE WIESEL

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September 2016 | Content departments 8 Welcome 10 Robert Spano 12 Orchestra Leadership 14 Musicians


28 Concert Program & Notes 54 ASO Support 62 ASO Staff


70 Ticket Info /General Info 72 ASO Calendar

16 Summer Adventures

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20 Robert Spano & Donald Runnicles: 16 years of artistic partnership By Andrew Alexander


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ASO | Welcome Dear friends,


t is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 72nd season of the Grammy Awardwinning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Our commitment to artistic and musical excellence will be demonstrated this season with a diverse array of programming, including classical favorites, 20th- and 21st-century masterworks, opera, collaborations with pop and jazz artists, education and family concerts, and holiday classics. This season is a celebration of creativity as we pay tribute to John Adams on his 70th birthday, salute the great American composers and celebrate composers who illustrate the beauty of nature in music. We will head to Washington, D.C., to perform Christopher Theofanidis’ Creation/Creator at the 2017 Shift Festival, and we’ll explore the transcendent beauty of Mahler and Takemitsu, as well as the soul-stirring works of Fauré and Debussy. In 2017 we will mark the Atlanta premiere of Bruckner’s Te Deum, one of the most important works of the 19th-century sacred choral repertoire, and superstar countertenor David Daniels will make his ASO debut in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. We are happy to begin the season with news that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians’ Endowment Fund has exceeded the $21 million mark toward its $25 million goal. The latest gifts include donations from the Imlay Foundation, the estate of Betty Gage Holland and Wells Fargo. Thanks to this success, seven musicians have been added to the Orchestra, with additional auditions scheduled this fall. We are happy to share that the 2015-16 fiscal year was another financially successful one, with the Orchestra reporting a financial surplus for the second consecutive year.

We are grateful for the community’s extraordinary response to the Musicians’ Endowment Campaign. To have reached this milestone so soon creates tremendous momentum and a resounding vote of support for the Orchestra’s mission and impact. We enter the final phase of the campaign with confidence that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be a vital part of the community for generations to come. Thank you for your continued and unwavering support. Sincerely, Jennifer Barlament Executive Director

Robert Spano Music Director

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onductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and his distinctive communication 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 such orchestras as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, and the 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 begins the 2016-17 season with “cloth field: an art place of life,” a conceptual collaboration between Spano and choreographer Lauri Stallings, involving dancers and sculptural elements with an original Spano score composed in 2014 for the Atlanta-based dance troupe glo. In addition to leading the Orchestra, Spano has 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 will 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. Mr. Spano has a discography of critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, and has won six Grammy awards with the Atlanta Symphony. He is on the 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.

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Robert Spano Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair

Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair

VIOLA Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim* Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin 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 Rebecca Beavers Principal Nicole Jordan Assistant Principal Librarian Hannah Davis Assistant Librarian ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15

Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione hikes while on break at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.


ADVENTUR of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians


by Noel Morris

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AT RIGHT: Alex Kerr, Noah Bendix Bagley and David Coucheron take a lunch break in Aspen.



rchestral musicians are migratory by nature. As the mercury climbs, many Atlanta Symphony players take flight, heading to some of the most beguiling locales. 'Tis the season for music festivals, beehives of music-making, young artist training and diversion.

“My summer is jam-packed with beautiful places and lots of music,” said ASO Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione. And there’s plenty of that to go around. The Moab Music Festival in Utah entices music-loving outdoorsmen onto “music hikes” — treks into orange-hued, sun-baked canyons for live performances in natural acoustics. The Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, a regular stop for Tiscione, offers more conventional performance spaces but with the jagged mountains as its backdrop. “Going into the national park, it never gets old,” Tiscione says. She manages some 12-mile hikes during her free time but is quick to add that she’s not as hard-core as some. ASO violinist Jay Christy, she says, “has summited many of the major peaks in the Tetons.” There’s a shared focus on reaching musical heights, as well. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17

“Playing with more people gives you a bigger horizon. It gives you more material to work with and process to bring back to Atlanta," says ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron. He’s headed to the mountain resort town of Aspen, Colo., for the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. “I think it also helps my leadership.” Principal Bass Colin Corner joined the Grant Park Orchestra for 10 weeks of free outdoor concerts in downtown Chicago. For him, it’s about a lifelong love of what he calls “the Chicago sound.” “It’s a really big and beautiful sound,” he says, “and they produce a lot of it at Grant Park. They go for it. But it never loses the clarity.” During his free time, Corner, 35, frequents the Green Mill, a jazz club once owned by Al Capone. He also takes advantage of the city’s bike trails, Vietnamese iced coffees and the energy he gets from camaraderie with fellow players. “My favorite Chicago experience so far would have to be the ‘bass hangs,’” he says. “After one rehearsal, all the bass players spent the day at Foster Beach. Another time we had a pool party. And we go out for beers after concerts.” Norwegian violinist David Coucheron, 32, brings a bit of Atlanta to his hometown. He’s invited Tiscione to the Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival, one he founded. The concerts take place on the lighthouse-dappled Oslo Fjord inside a maritime museum. “I wanted to combine the people I had come to know in the United States with the people I know in Norway. So they get to play together.” Unlike Grant Park, many festivals don’t audition players for these coveted jobs. They extend invitations. That puts ASO players

near the front of the line for two premiere destinations — Aspen, which is led by Music Director Robert Spano, and Grand Teton, which is led by Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. By summer’s end, Tiscione will have played at both, and at five other festivals. Working with ASO conductors at their mountain retreats, she says, “feels a little bit like you have a piece of home.” But not too much. Having a change of venue, new colleagues, new approaches to music-making and a different audience are what make the summer sojourns so invigorating. ASO horn player Bruce Kenney and Senior Orchestra Manager Russell Williamson also worked together abroad. Before becoming Senior Orchestra Manager, Williams performed as an orchestral horn player, and first began performing with Kenney 35 years ago in Houston. The two renewed their musical partnership this summer as the horn section for the International Chamber Ensemble in Rome, Italy. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians aren’t the only ones with big off-season adventures. “Each summer the Talent Development Program (TDP) musicians scatter across the country to hone their skills and make new friends in highly specialized and focused summer music programs,” says Adrienne Thompson, ASO Talent Development Program Manager. TDP students this year attended music programs at Brevard, the University of the South, Florida State University, Rabun Gap’s Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University, the Tanglewood Institute, Bowdoin College, the Cleveland Trombone Seminar, NYO2 and the Eastman School of Music Horizons program.

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BELOW: ASO musicians (from left) trumpeter Michael Myers, Principal Bass Colin Corner and bassoonist Juan de Gomar with the Grant Park Orchestra at Millennium Park in Chicago.

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s we begin the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 72nd season, we took the opportunity to sit down with Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles to talk about their 16 years as artistic partners in Atlanta.

What do you enjoy most about each other? Robert Spano: One of the greatest things about working with Donald is that it’s always about the music, and how best to serve it with the ASO and the ASO family. Donald Runnicles: Our love of the same movies, Netflix binges and our shared taste in restaurants and really cool bars in our beloved Atlanta.

Robert Spano & Donald Runnicles:

16 Years of Artistic Partnership

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In 2014, you conducted and performed together in a single program featuring Elgar’s “Nimrod,” Wagner’s Liebestod, Ravel’s La valse and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Talk about the planning and artistic decisions behind this concert.

Chorus. Salient was the immediate bond we felt, the protean excitement of a musical partnership unique in the United States. Sixteen years on, I adore Robert even more, and marvel at what we can achieve together with this extraordinary organization.

RS: We had an especially good time sharing this concert where we both played piano and conducted. We were fascinated with the art of transcription that so many composers have engaged.

If you were able to grant one wish for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra of 2026 what would it be?

DR: Both Robert and I enjoy playing four hand at the piano, something we have done since we first met. Since a substantial number of famous orchestral works began their lives as piano pieces, subsequently orchestrated by the composer, we thought it would be interesting and enlightening for an audience to hear the two versions juxtaposed. What are you most looking forward to in the 2016-17 season? RS: The concerts of Donald’s I’m able to attend. I love hearing our Orchestra when he conducts. DR: Working with one of the great orchestras of the world and choruses of the world in amazing repertoire, honing our skills together, delving deeper into the classical repertoire. Talk about your first meeting and how your artistic partnership has evolved since then. RS: We met because the ASO brought us on board at the same time. It was fate, because we had not known each other previously. What a gift to have that once-new friendship become a longstanding and treasured one. DR: We first met in a smoky Hartsfield International Airport lounge in 1999 to embrace the possibility of a partnership at the helm of this remarkable Orchestra and

RS: To be thriving! DR: A world tour, allowing all the corners of the earth to experience such a fine ensemble. In the 16 years since you started with the ASO, what do you see as the most profound change in either the Orchestra or the city of Atlanta? RS: Recent years have been stormy ones for the ASO, but now we look forward to remaining the vibrant musical force we are meant to be in Atlanta’s cultural life. DR: The influx of new, young exciting talent into the Orchestra, parallel to the influx of an equally exciting and diverse population into this burgeoning, beautiful city of Atlanta. What has been your most memorable performance or event with the ASO? RS: The opportunity to perform Mozart’s D minor Piano Concerto with our great Orchestra and Donald at the helm was one of the highlights of my life. DR: Most certainly the very first rehearsal with the ASO in 1999. As guest conductor standing before a new orchestra, there is no guarantee that you will “hit it off" together. Within minutes of that very first meeting with these remarkable musicians, I felt as if we had made music together all our lives. A profoundly fulfilling feeling that has never in these 16 momentous years worn off. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23

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

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SEP 15 | program AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor Delta Classical Concert Concert of Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 8pm ROBERT SPANO, Conductor JOSHUA BELL, violin PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Suite No. 1 from the ballet Nutcracker, Opus 71a (1892) 24 MIN I. Ouverture miniature (Miniature Overture) II. Danses caractéristiques (Characteristic Dances)

a. Marche (March)

b. Danse de la fée-dragée (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)

c. Danse russe: Trépak (Russian Dance)

d. Danse arabe (Arabian Dance)

e. Danse chinoise (Chinese Dance)

f. D anse des mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Flutes) III. Valse de fleurs (Waltz of the Flowers) Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy (1870, rev. 1880)

20 MIN


20 MIN

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878) 36 MIN I. Allegro moderato II. Canzonetta. Andante III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo Joshua Bell, violin The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices. 28 | @AtlantaSymphony |

Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, ASO Program Annotator PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Nov. 6, 1893. Suite No. 1 from the ballet Nutcracker, Opus 71a (1892) The first performance of the Suite No. 1 took place in St. Petersburg on March 19, 1892, with the composer conducting the Russian Musical Society of St. Petersburg. The Nutcracker ballet was first performed in its entirety at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg on Dec. 18, 1892. The Suite No. 1 is scored for piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, glockenspiel, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, two harps, celesta and strings.


chaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet was a commission by the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater for its 1891-92 season. The story of the Nutcracker is based on a French translation by Alexandre Dumas, the elder, of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Tchaikovsky, always a man of the theater, immediately recognized that the ballet’s libretto was seriously flawed. The composer (and ultimately, the critics as well) faulted the lack of a substantive plot in the second act, as well as a general absence of character development and dances for the principals. As a further obstacle, Tchaikovsky worked on the score during a hectic conducting tour of Europe and the United States. Ever the professional, he completed his assignment, although he did request that the opening performance be moved to the following season. The Nutcracker ballet, and orchestral Suite featuring excerpts from the complete work, are among Tchaikovsky’s most beloved scores. The composer’s seemingly infinite reserve of melodic inspiration, rhythmic vitality and genius for orchestration are always in evidence. Nutcracker, Suite No. 1 I. Miniature Overture; Allegro giusto — The sprightly Overture features light orchestration, emphasizing the violins, flutes and clarinets. The story of Nutcracker takes place in early nineteenth-century Germany at Christmastime. The curtain rises on a grand Christmas party. II. Characteristic Dances a. March. Tempo di marcia viva — The children march in and begin to play. At the Christmas party, the young girl Clara receives a nutcracker as a gift from her godfather, the mysterious Drosselmeyer. After nightfall, she comes downstairs to find the house magically transformed. The nutcracker comes to life and battles an army of mice and their leader, the Mouse King. Clara rescues the Nutcracker by throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker becomes a handsome prince. As Act 2 begins, the Prince and Clara arrive at the magic Land of Sweets, presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy. There, Clara is entertained by a series of character dances. b. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Andante non troppo — While in Paris, Tchaikovsky learned of a new instrument called the celesta, similar in appearance to an upright piano that sounds much like a glockenspiel. He realized the celesta would be ideal for | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29

SEP 15 | program the fairy-tale atmosphere of his new ballet. c. Russian Dance: Trépak. Tempo di trepak, molto vivace d. Arabian Dance. Allegretto e. Chinese Dance. Allegro moderato f. Dance of the Reed Flutes. Moderato assai III. Waltz of the Flowers. Tempo di Valse Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy (1870, rev. 1880) The first performance of the Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy took place at a concert of the Russian Musical Society in Moscow on March 16, 1870, with Nikolai Rubinstein conducting. The piece is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, harp and strings.


omposer Mily Balakirev (1837-1910) was the founder of a group of Russian nationalist composers known as “The Five” or “Mighty Handful” (the other members were Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov). In the fall of 1869, Balakirev suggested to Tchaikovsky that he should attempt an orchestral depiction of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s early attempts were fruitless, and he confided to Balakirev: I didn’t want to write to you until I had sketched at least something of the overture. But just imagine, I’m completely played out, and not one even mildly tolerable musical idea comes into my head. I’m beginning to fear that my muse has flown off to some distant place (perhaps she’s visiting [Tchaikovsky’s teacher Nikolay] Zaremba), and perhaps I’ll have to wait for her to return. Those who are familiar with Romeo and Juliet might well assume that when the longawaited muse finally returned to Tchaikovsky, the music flowed in a continuous and inevitable fount of inspiration. In truth, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy is testament to a diligent (and brilliant) craftsman who scrutinized his own work with a relentless objectivity and perfectionism. Tchaikovsky revised his Romeo and Juliet numerous times. It is the final 1880 version that has become a favorite of concert audiences. Romeo and Juliet opens with an extended slow-tempo introduction, featuring a theme depicting the kindly Friar Laurence. Violent music, representing the warring Montagues and Capulets, launches the principal fast-tempo section. Muted violas and the English horn introduce Romeo and Juliet’s immortal “love theme,” paired with an undulating motif in the muted violins. The development and recapitulation of the themes resolve to the brooding final section, capped by the forceful concluding bars. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878) The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place in Vienna on Dec. 4, 1881, with Adolf Brodsky as soloist and Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. In

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SEP 15 | program addition to the solo violin, the D-Major Concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings.


chaikovsky composed his only Violin Concerto in the spring of 1878. He dedicated the concerto to Leopold Auer, the great Hungarian-born violinist who was living and teaching in St. Petersburg. Auer, however, declined to play the concerto. Violinist Adolf Brodsky took up the cause for Tchaikovsky’s concerto, serving as soloist for its first performance, on Dec. 4, 1881, in Vienna, with Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Tchaikovsky greatly appreciated Brodsky's courage in premiering the work: He has not yet fully established his position in Vienna and I know very well that it was difficult and nerve-wracking for him to appear before a Viennese audience with a concerto by an unknown composer, and a Russian one to boot. For that reason I am doubly grateful to him for the service he has rendered me. The extent of Brodsky’s courage becomes even clearer when the circumstances of the premiere are examined. The audience and critical reaction was unfavorable, to say the least. The performance inspired prominent Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick to write one of the most (in)famous reviews in music history. The Russian composer Tchaikovsky is surely not an ordinary talent, but rather an inflated one, with a genius-like obsession without discrimination or taste. Such is also his latest, long and pretentious Violin Concerto. For a while it moves soberly, musically, and not without spirit. But soon vulgarity gains the upper hand, and asserts itself to the end of the first movement. The violin is no longer played; it is pulled, torn, drubbed. The Adagio is again on its best behavior, to pacify and win us. But it soon breaks off to make way for a finale that transfers us to a brutal and wretched jollity of a Russian holiday. We see plainly the savage vulgar faces, we hear curses, we smell vodka. Friedrich Visser once observed, speaking of obscene pictures, that they stink to the eye. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto gives us for the first time the hideous notion that there can be music that stinks to the ear. For several months after the concert, Tchaikovsky carried a copy of the review and, to the end of his days, could recite verbatim Hanslick’s caustic prose. Still, Brodsky persevered in his advocacy of the concerto, playing it throughout Europe. In time, the merits of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto became clear. Even Auer finally performed the work, as did such protégés as Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz. Fittingly, however, it was Brodsky to whom Tchaikovsky dedicated this beloved masterpiece. The Concerto is in three movements. The first (Allegro moderato) opens with an orchestral introduction, but it is not long before the soloist enters with a brief opening passage, yielding to the flowing, principal theme. The brief and extraordinarily beautiful second movement (Canzonetta. Andante) leads without pause to the whirlwind Finale (Allegro vivacissimo). The writing for the soloist throughout the Finale is brilliant, perhaps nowhere more so than in the thrilling closing pages.

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oshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion and multifaceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music. Named Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy®, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards since his first LP recording at age 18 on the Decca label. Born in Bloomington, Ind., Bell was four when he received his first violin. At 12, he began studying with the legendary Josef Gingold at Indiana University. At 14, Bell began his rise to stardom, performing with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra and, at age 17, making his Carnegie Hall debut and touring Europe for the first time. Perhaps the event that helped most to transform his reputation from "musician’s musician" to "household name" was his incognito performance in a Washington, D.C., subway station in 2007. Ever adventurous, Bell had agreed to participate in a Washington Post story by Gene Weingarten that thoughtfully examined art and context. The story earned Weingarten a Pulitzer Prize and sparked an international firestorm of discussion.

Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and uses a late 18th-century French bow by François Tourte. @joshuabellmusic @joshuabellmusic

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Notes on the Program Ken Meltzer, ASO Program Annotator Tromba lontana (1986) These are the first Classical JOHN ADAMS was born in Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 15, 1947. The first performance of Tromba Subscription performances. lontana took place at Jones Hall in Houston on April 4, 1986, with Sergiu Commissiona conducting the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Tromba lontana is scored for two solo trumpets, two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, four horns, glockenspiel, crotales, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, piano, harp and strings.


uring the course of the 2016-17 season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform several works by John Adams, in celebration of the American composer’s 70th birthday. Tromba lontana (‘distant trumpet’) was written at the request of the Houston Symphony, part of a fanfare commissioning project initiated by the composer Tobias Picker, who wrote his own well-known Old and Lost Rivers for the same series. Taking a subversive point of view on the idea of the generic loud, extrovert archetype of the fanfare, I composed a four-minute work that barely rises about mezzo piano and that features two stereophonically placed solo trumpets (to the back of the stage or on separate balconies), who intone gently insistent calls, each marked by a sustained note followed by a soft staccato tattoo. The orchestra provides a pulsing continuum of serene ticking in the pianos, harps and percussion. In the furthest background is a long, almost disembodied melody for strings that passes by almost unnoticed like nocturnal clouds. Although Tromba lontana was published by Boosey & Hawkes in a grouping called “2 Fanfares for Orchestra,” I never intended the piece to be paired with Short Ride in a Fast Machine. They are united only in the fact that they are orchestral fanfares, but in fact it is difficult to make (them) work in a satisfying manner in live concert. I myself have never programmed them together. — John Adams Reprinted with kind permission of

Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 82 (1915, rev. 1916, 1919 JEAN SIBELIUS was born in Tavastehus, Finland, on Dec. 8, 1865, and died in Järvenpää, Finland, on Sept. 20, 1957. The first performance of Symphony No. 5 took place in Helsinki, on Dec. 8, 1915, with the composer conducting. The Symphony No. 5 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, timpani and strings.

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n July of 1914, the outbreak of World War I threw the lives of millions of Europeans into chaos. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was no exception. Finland, long a grand duchy of the Russian Tsarist regime, found itself allied with Britain, France and Russia against Germany. As a result, Sibelius’ relationship with | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 39

SEP 22/24 | program his Leipzig publisher Breitkopf & Härtel was severed. Sibelius soon found himself in severe debt. To extricate his family from dire circumstances, he composed numerous smaller pieces for various Finnish publishers. The Symphony No. 5 is Sibelius’ most important large-scale work from those wartime years. Composition began in close proximity to the outbreak of war (although Sibelius may have been thinking about the work as early as 1912). He completed the first version of his Fifth Symphony in time for its premiere in Helsinki on Dec. 8, 1915. The composer led the concert, given in honor of his 50th birthday. He revised the score the following year, but it was not until 1919 that he penned the familiar third, final version of the symphony. As one might imagine, the period in which Sibelius composed his Fifth Symphony often found him in a reflective, somber mood. A few months after war began, he wrote: “My heart sings, full of sadness — the shadows lengthen.” Without question, Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony has moments of gloom and conflict. However, like another famous Symphony No. 5 — Ludwig van Beethoven’s C-minor, Opus 67 (1808) — the struggle depicted in the Sibelius Fifth ends in triumph. In September of 1915, shortly after he began work on the symphony, Sibelius wrote in his diary: “In a deep dell again. But I already begin dimly to see the mountain I shall surely ascend … God opens his door for a moment and his orchestra plays the Fifth Symphony.” Sibelius died at age 91 on the evening of Sept. 20, 1957. At the moment of his passing, a concert was taking place in Helsinki. Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent and the orchestra were performing Sibelius' music — his Symphony No. 5. The opening movement of the Sibelius Fifth (Tempo molto moderato; Allegro moderato; Presto) is based on four principal themes. Rather than immediately proceed to the traditional development section, Sibelius first offers a varied second exposition of the principal themes, followed by a mysterious development section. A quicksilver episode in 3/4 time serves the dual function of the opening movement’s rather free recapitulation and the work’s scherzo. The coda gathers impressive momentum, bringing the opening movement to a rousing close. The slow second movement (Andante mosso, quasi allegretto) is a theme and set of variations, some of which offer hints of the ensuing finale. The final movement (Allegro molto; Misterioso) opens with a flurry of activity in the strings. This ultimately gives way to a majestic theme, introduced by the horns. The two themes return throughout a movement notable for its energy and inexorable momentum. In the closing measures, the second theme reigns supreme until the work’s stunning conclusion — six “hammer-blow” chords. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30 (1909) SERGEI RACHMANINOV was born in Semyonovo, Russia, on April 1, 1873, and died in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 28, 1943. The first performance of the Third Piano Concerto took place at the New Theater in New York City on Nov. 28, 1909, with the composer as soloist and Walter Damrosch conducting the Symphony

First Classical Subscription performance: Oct. 30, 1951, Thomas Brockman, Piano, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most recent Classical Subscription performances: April 19- 21, 2012, Yuja Wang, Piano, Roberto Abbado, Conductor. Recording: ASO Media CD-1003, Garrick Ohlsson, Piano, Robert Spano, Conductor.

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n the summer of 1909, Sergei Rachmaninov received an invitation to make his first concert tour of the United States. The Russian pianist/composer/conductor had grave misgivings about leaving his family and homeland for such an extended period of time. But Rachmaninov, who had developed a passion for motorcars, was swayed by the generous fees offered. As Rachmaninov confessed to a friend: “I don’t want to go. But then perhaps after America I’ll be able to buy myself that automobile. … It may not be so bad after all!” The American concert tour featured Rachmaninov as both pianist and conductor in performances of his compositions. During the summer of 1909, he composed a new work for that tour — his Third Piano Concerto. In October, Rachmaninov began his voyage to the United States. During the trip he practiced on a silent keyboard. On Nov. 28, 1909, at the New Theater in New York City, Rachmaninov appeared as soloist in the world premiere of his Third Piano Concerto. Walter Damrosch conducted the Symphony Society of New York. On Jan. 16, 1910, an historic collaboration took place at Carnegie Hall, when Rachmaninov again performed his Third Piano Concerto — this time with the New York Philharmonic. The conductor was the Orchestra’s Music Director, the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. After that performance, the critic for the New York Herald offered this prophetic commentary about the Rachmaninov Third: The work grows in impressiveness upon acquaintance and will doubtless rank among the most interesting piano concertos of recent years, although its great length and extreme difficulties bar it from performances by any but pianists of exceptional technical powers. We are fortunate that there have been many superb artists willing to confront the phenomenal technical demands imposed by Rachmaninov, one of the greatest pianists. When the hurdles are overcome, the Rachmaninov Third emerges as a summit of the Romantic piano concerto — a masterful fusion of virtuoso pyrotechnics, unforgettable melody and lush orchestration.

The Concerto No. 3 is in three movements. In the opening movement (Allegro ma non tanto) the soloist enters after two bars of orchestral introduction, playing the first of two principal themes. The movement is notable throughout for the soloist’s dazzling passagework. The slow second movement is a lyrical Intermezzo (Adagio), with a vivacious central passage. A dramatic passage, launched by the soloist, serves as a bridge to the Finale (Alla breve), which follows without pause. The soloist presents the fanfare-like opening theme. Later, a series of syncopated chords develops into the flowing second theme. In the closing measures, a glorious declaration of the second theme, capped by a dazzling cascade of notes by the soloist, brings the concerto to a stunning close.

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SEP 22/24 | artists GARRICK OHLSSON, piano


ince his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff’s popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in such cities as Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool and Madrid, ending with a spring U.S. West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague.

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SEP 30/OCT 1 | artists MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, conductor



nown for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a muchsought-after conductor of symphonic pops. He is music director of the Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston, Atlanta and Jacksonville Symphonies. As a guest conductor Michael has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops; the San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and National Symphonies; and numerous other orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic and the Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies. Other international appearances include performances in Dublin and Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra and performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Spain’s Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Michael is the conductor of the video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker that aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. On recording he has led the Houston Symphony on the holiday albums Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. In 2016, he's conducting his original Carole King Songbook throughout North America with Broadway’s Liz Callaway, Allison Blackwell and Bryce Ryness. Michael’s other collaborative programs have included such artists as flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Jason Alexander, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Patti Austin, Sandi Patty, Ann Hampton Callaway, Chicago, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Chieftains, Pink Martini, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Midtown Men. Michael has degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, and furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors in Maine. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and for 11 years served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Michael lives in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting, he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles. SHEM VON SCHROECK, vocalist


hem von Schroeck’s road to opera did not begin in the usual way. Born into a musical family, his singing career began at an early age. As a child, he sang on TV and radio commercials nationwide, continuing to do so throughout his early 20s. His education was very thorough, with degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in both composition and double bass studies, which has contributed to his accomplishments as a multiinstrumentalist and vocalist. In addition to his recording studio experience, Schroeck’s performance credits include early musical theater that found him starring in productions such as Oklahoma! (Curly), The

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SEP 30/OCT 1 | artists Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Bye, Bye Birdie! (Conrad), ’Lil Abner (Abner) and Once Upon a Mattress (Sir Harry). As a singing bass player, he has performed in 26 countries and toured with several Grammy® Awardwinning artists, including Tom Jones, Marie Osmond, Christopher Cross, and as a music director and conductor for Kenny Loggins. Schroeck’s career took an unexpected turn in 2004 when he won the El Camino Symphony competition, singing “Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater” from Wagner’s Die Walküre. Opera legend Jon Vickers saw his performance in Peter Grimes and strongly encouraged him to pursue a career as a dramatic tenor. Vickers later coached him as both Siegmund and Peter Grimes. Schroeck is enjoying a career as a sought-after tenor in such roles as Peter Grimes, Parsifal, Siegmund, Loge, Florestan, Froh and Melot. He is a principal tenor for the Millennium Wagner Opera Company. His credits include guest conducting pops concerts with the Columbus, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Dallas and Phoenix symphonies, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. STORM LARGE, vocalist


torm Large cartwheeled out of the gutter of her checkered past across a thousand punk rock stages and into her infamously Googled stint on a rock ’n’ roll reality series. She went on to tour the world, singing in 17 languages, and only behaving herself somewhat, with the joyful little pop orchestra Pink Martini. Ultimately, this route lead her to the Carnegie Hall stage, where she sang Kurt Weill with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.


Large’s award-winning one-woman show, Crazy Enough, broke every box-office record at Oregon's Portland Center Stage in 2010. In 2012, she detailed her wild life in her memoir, also called Crazy Enough, released through Simon and Schuster; the book was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and won the 2013 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction. In spring 2014, Storm performed at Michigan’s Gilmore Festival with pianist Kirill Gerstein. That summer, Storm appeared at the Ojai Festival with the Knights and at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. In the fall, she released Le Bonheur, named for her band, and released the album on Heinz Records, Pink Martini’s label. The recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet subversive. Recent and upcoming engagements include her debut with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Cincinnati and Houston Symphonies, and the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, among others. Storm still tours with Pink Martini, and is co-writing a new musical for the Public Theater in New York.

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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 HomeDepot Foundation

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

Susan & Richard Anderson

Susan & Thomas Wardell


The Graves Foundation

The Zeist Foundation


Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Kaiser Permanente National Endowment for the Arts 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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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 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 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 Mr. Louis G. Lane Pat & Nolan Leake Lenox Square a Simon Mall King & Spalding Kimberly Clark 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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ASO | support

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 Peter Stelling Communications & Programs Committee Member

Jonne Walter Annual Fund Committee Member Marcia Watt Communications Committee Member


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 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* John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan 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 Shipt Beverly & Milton Shlapak Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Hamilton & Mason Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Peter James Stelling Mrs. C. Preston Stephens John & Yee-Wan Stevens Lou & Dick Stormont Edward & Jean Stroetz

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. Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Ruth & Mark Coan William & Patricia Cook

$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 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

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

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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 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 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. Wagner David & Martha West

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 59

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

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

Jane Little** Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham Linda & John Matthews Dr. Michael S. McGarry John & Clodagh Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Amy W. Norman Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard** & Sandra Palay Sally & Pete Parsonson Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mr.** & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Helen & John Rieser Dr. Shirley E. Rivers** David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mr.** & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Charles H. Siegel** Hamilton & Mason Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Gail & Loren Starr Peter James Stelling

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C. Mack** & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret** & Randolph** Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Adair & Dick White Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil** Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.** & Mrs.** Charles R. Yates **Deceased

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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.


e are pleased to welcome Toni Paz back to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as our new Director of Development. Toni served as Director of Individual Support at the ASO from 2006 to 2011. The Southern California native earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in clarinet performance from University of the Pacific and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music respectively. She also holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificate and participated in the League of American Orchestra’s Executive Leadership Program.

“I enjoy this city and I love this Orchestra. I truly care about the musicians and the donors who make this organization great,” said Paz. “Returning to Atlanta and to the ASO feels like coming home.” | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 61

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 Dallas Greene Season Tickets Assistant Melanie Kite Director of Subscriptions & Patron Services Pamela Kruseck Manager of Group Sales & Tourism Gokul Parasuram Group & Corporate Sales Assistant Robin Smith Subscription & Education Sales Christopher Stephens Corporate Sales Manager Karen Tucker Season Tickets Associate

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Kaitlin Gress Manager of Community Programs Holly Hudak Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement Tiffany I. M. Jones Education Associate for Audience Development 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 Jesse Pace Front of House 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 the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 63


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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 65


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 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. The Imlay Foundation, Inc. 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 Victoria and Howard Palefsky 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 Porsche Cars North America Inc. Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried

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

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