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24 Program and Notes

The ASO celebrates the Talent Development Program’s 20th Anniversary. By Ken Meltzer

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

Under Mr. Spano’s guidance, the ASO and its audiences explore a creative programming mix. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects his commitment to American contemporary music, thus defining a new generation of American composers. He has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah Music Festivals.  As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students, including Aspen’s American Academy of Conducting. Guest engagements include the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras, as well as Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has conducted for Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera Ring cycles. 

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

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

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ASO | leadership 2013-2014 Board of Directors Officers Karole F. Lloyd Chair

D. Kirk Jamieson Vice Chair

Joni Winston Secretary

Howard D. Palefsky Treasurer

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

Meghan H. Magruder † Brian F. McCarthy Penny McPhee† Michael J. Merlin Terence L. Neal Suzanne Tucker Plybon Patricia H. Reid Margaret Conant Reiser Ronda Respess* Martin Richenhagen Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.* William Schultz

John Sibley H. Hamilton Smith Lucinda B. Smith Paul Snyder Gail Ravin Starr† Mary Rose Taylor† Joseph M. Thompson Ray Uttenhove S. Patrick Viguerie Thomas Wardell Mark D. Wasserman† John B. White, Jr. Richard S. White, Jr. Patrice Wright-Lewis Camille Yow †

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

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

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Azira G. Hill Dr. James M. Hund

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


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

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






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

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


Judith Cox Raymond Leung Sanford Salzinger


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





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

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Brice Andrus Principal Susan Welty Associate Principal Thomas Witte Richard Deane Bruce Kenney

Thomas Sherwood Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair* William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair* Charles Settle


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

Rebecca Beavers Principal Nicole Jordan Assistant Principal Librarian

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Developed The ASO celebrates the Talent Development Program’s 20th Anniversary.

By Ken Meltzer


magine a program in which gifted, young African American and Latino students have the opportunity to work side by side with musicians from a world-class symphony orchestra. The orchestra musicians share their wealth of experience and love of music with the students. Inspired by this unique experience, the students go on to have careers in classical music. Many might be tempted to call this just a dream. In Atlanta, it’s a dream come true, and it’s known as the Talent Development Program™ (TDP).

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Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Talent Development Program is the result of the extraordinary vision of Mrs. Azira G. Hill, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Board Life Director, and a tireless advocate for great concert music. Mrs. Hill dreamed that someday the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and their audiences would reflect the city’s diversity. Further, for this dream to become a reality, the Orchestra needed to create engagement between its musicians and the gifted young student musicians in the Atlanta area.

The opportunities afforded to students in the ASO’s Talent Development Program are simply without parallel.

President Barack Obama listens to former TDP student and cellist Khari Joyner, a 21-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Atlanta, Georgia, in the Oval Office,

private schools, as well as students from home school families, receive one-on-one coaching and evaluation from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians (or from highly-qualified local instructors chosen by the ASO). The student musicians play in local ensembles, including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The ASO inaugurated the Black Talent Development Program in 1993. Ten African American students from the City of Atlanta and Fulton County public school systems participated. In 1998, the program expanded to include African American students from all counties in the greater Atlanta area, and in 2003 Latino student musicians joined as participants. The initiative was renamed to its current title, the Talent Development Program.

Additionally, the Azira G. Hill Scholarship provides financial assistance for TDP students to attend intensive summer music study programs, including Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Tanglewood Institute, the Heifetz Institute, Brevard Music Center, the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute, and Meadowmount School of Music, among others. In the past 14 years, nearly 200 scholarships have been awarded to TDP students, which have allowed them to study with some of the world’s best classical musicians and compete with some of the country’s top young musicians.

The TDP is an intensive, year-round program. Each year, 25 students from Greater Metropolitan Atlanta public and

TDP students and their parents also attend ASO classical subscription concerts as guests of the Orchestra. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17

…the ASO looks forward to the day when we will welcome the first TDP graduate as a musician in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Gloria Jones, the ASO’s Associate Principal Bass and a longtime TDP mentor, notes: “At every turn, musical progress is monitored and the students are challenged to perform at higher levels.” ASO Violist and TDP mentor Jessica Oudin adds, “The opportunities afforded to students in the ASO’s Talent Development Program are simply without parallel. With their hard work and intense dedication, these young musicians will surely assume a special role in the world of classical music. I am thrilled to be a part of their journey!” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Dr. Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D., observes that the mentoring provided by ASO musicians extends beyond the nuts and bolts of performing great concert music. TOP: TDP students with famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis at the ASO’s Symphony Ball in November 2009. BOTTOM: TDP alumni Eric Thompson (left) and Xavier Foley (right).

“The students and their families learn about the extraordinary sacrifices each must make in order to pursue a world-class career,” says Romanstein.“It’s clear the ASO musicians derive as much fulfillment from the mentoring experience as their students do.” By any objective standard, the TDP has been a remarkable success, with more than 60 student musicians having graduated from the program. Graduates have attended such prestigious institutions as the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music,

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the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, among others. Many graduates are pursuing distinguished performing careers. Bassist Eric Thompson (’02) was the first TDP graduate to attend a conservatory – the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mr. Thompson is currently a member of the doublebass section of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Cellist Khari Joyner (’09) attended The Juilliard School in New York City. Mr. Joyner, First Place Junior Division Laureate in the 2009 Sphinx Competition, has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Leer Orchestra in the Netherlands, and the New World Symphony. In January 2013, Khari Joyner performed for President Barack Obama in a private concert in the White House Oval Office.

TDP alumna (’02). Ms. Ahuama-Jonas has enjoyed success as a performer, including the opportunity to play with famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and the Marcus Roberts Trio. But Ms. Ahuama-Jonas has carried the TDP tradition a step further, educating young students in the Atlanta area in her capacity as orchestra director in the Fulton County School system. Ms. Ahuama-Jonas acknowledges the singular role TDP played in launching her music career. “I am so proud of the TDP and what it has accomplished over the past 20 years; without it, I would not be where I am today. This program has inspired me not just to play classical music well, but also to love and appreciate it,” she said.


“I have been provided opportunities that would have been impossible or unattainable without TDP. The program has embedded skills, techniques, theories and concepts that I share in the classroom. Harpist Angelica Hairston (’11), currently a I would love for my orchestra students to student at the Royal Conservatory of Music experience the opportunities I had during in Toronto, has been a soloist with the ASO, my middle and high school years.” Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, and Nashville Symphony Orchestra. She also was featured on the NPR show, “From the Top.” Violist Bryant Wright graduated cum BELOW: ASO Principal Harpist Elizabeth Remy Johnson coaches former TDP member Angelica Hairston. laude from Harvard University. and earned a Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory. In 2009, Bryant White performed with the legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Harvard Humanities Convocation. As part of the ASO’s year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the program during the 2013-14 season, the TDP hosted an Alumni Legacy Concert in early January, which showcased the talents of many of the program’s extraordinary graduates. The coordinator for the Alumni Concert was Jessie Ahuama-Jonas – a violist and | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 19

As the oldest year-round intensive training program established by a major American orchestra to support talented young African American and Latino students of every orchestral instrument, the TDP is a source of tremendous satisfaction and pride for the ASO. Certainly, TDP’s 20th anniversary is an appropriate time to reflect upon and celebrate past accomplishments, but it is also a time to look forward to new challenges and goals. Dr. Romanstein hopes that more and more American orchestras will adopt the TDP model. “And,” he adds, “everyone at the ASO looks forward to

the day when we will welcome the first TDP graduate as a musician in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!” For more information about the Talent Development Program and the 20th anniversary celebration of this groundbreaking program, visit Ken Meltzer is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Insider and Program Annotator.


TDP Founder Azira G. Hill.

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ASO | 2.6/7/8 | concert at a glance SMOKE AND MIRRORS


Elgar created the central melody of the “Enigma” Variations one evening “after a long day’s fiddle teaching.” Elgar lit a cigar, and sat down at the piano. Elgar’s wife heard the melody, and exclaimed: “that’s a good tune.” When she asked what the melody was, Elgar responded: “Nothing, but something might be made of it.”

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James Feddeck, Conductor Augustin Hadelich, Violin FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 (1815) I. Adagio maestoso; Allegro con brio II. Allegretto III. Menuetto IV. Presto vivace

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NICOLÒ PAGANINI (1782-1840) Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 6 (1816) 33 MIN I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Mr. Hadelich) II. Adagio espressivo III. Rondo. Allegro spiritoso Augustin Hadelich, Violin INTERMISSION The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Delta Classical Series is presented by:

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EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934) Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36, “Enigma” (1899) 31 MIN Andante I. (C.A.E.) L’istesso tempo II. (H.D.S-P.) Allegro III. (R.B.T.) Allegretto IV. (W.M.B.) Allegro di molto V. (R.P.A.) Moderato VI. (Ysobel) Andantino VII. (Troyte) Presto VIII. (W.N.) Allegretto



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Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 (1815) Franz Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 31, 1797, and died there on November 19, 1828. The first public performance of the Symphony No. 3 took place at the Crystal Palace in London, England, on February 19, 1881, with August Friedrich Manns conducting. The Symphony No. 3 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: April 4, 1968, Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: April 30, May 2 and 3, 2009, Itzhak Perlman, Conductor.


ranz Schubert was 18 when he composed his Symphony No. 3, completing the work on July 19, 1815. There is no record of a public performance of the Symphony during Schubert’s lifetime. In all likelihood, Schubert and his friends played the work at one or more of their private musical gatherings in Vienna. The Third remains one of Schubert’s lesserperformed Symphonies. That does not diminish the work’s considerable merits.

The Third Symphony’s glowing lyricism, abundant charm—and, in the finale, captivating élan—make performances a rare, but considerable, pleasure. The Third Symphony’s opening movement begins with a somber, slow-tempo introduction (Adagio maestoso). The clarinet introduces the jaunty first theme of the first movement’s principal Allegro con brio. The second movement (Allegretto) is in A—B—A form. The third movement Minuet (Menuetto. Vivace) features strong accents and pungent dynamic contrasts. The charming central Trio precedes a reprise of the Minuet. The finale (Presto vivace) is modeled upon a vigorous Italian dance, the tarantella.

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Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 6 (1816) Nicolò Paganini was born in Genoa, Italy, on October 27, 1782, and died in Nice, France, on May 27, 1840. In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto No. 1 is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal, and strings.


First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 26, 27 and 28, 1978, Eugene Fodor, Violin, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 24, 25 and 26, 2002, Yang Liu, Violin, Federico Cortese, Conductor.


he Italian violinist Nicolò Paganini was one of the greatest and most charismatic virtuosos of all time. Paganini’s haunting stage presence, coupled with | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25

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ASO | 2.6/7/8 | concert at a glance his total command of such spellbinding techniques as rapid arpeggios, left-hand pizzicatos, multiple-stopping and “ricochet” bowings repeatedly drove audiences into a frenzy. But Paganini moved his audiences as much with eloquence as pyrotechnics. Franz Schubert once remarked with glowing admiration: “In Paganini’s Adagio I heard an angel sing.” Typical of Paganini’s compositions, the First Violin Concerto exploited his unique talents at every turn. While there are of course numerous episodes of sheer (and thrilling) virtuoso display, there are also moments that allowed Paganini to sing like the “angel” Franz Schubert heard. The Concerto No. 1 is in three movements. The first (Allegro maestoso) begins with an extended orchestral introduction of the principal themes. From the moment of his entrance to the movement’s conclusion, the soloist remains center stage, with music that alternates between daredevil passages and haunting lyricism. The slow second movement (Adagio) features impassioned pleas by the soloist. The Rondo finale (Allegro spiritoso) opens with pizzicato strings accompanying the soloist’s introduction of the skipping, wide-ranging and recurring principal theme.

Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36, “Enigma” (1899) Sir Edward Elgar was born in Broadheath, England, on June 2, 1857, and died in Worcester, England, on February 23, 1934. The first performance of the “Enigma” Variations took place at St. James’s Hall in London, England, on June 19, 1899, with Hans Richter conducting. The “Enigma” variations are scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani (two players), snare drum, triangle, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, organ, and strings.


First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: April 1, 1952, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: April 5, 6 and 7, 2001, Jeffrey Tate, Conductor.


he triumphant premiere of Edward Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations took place at St. James’s Hall in London on June 19, 1899. The word “Enigma” is found in the score above the introduction of the principal theme. In a 1911 commentary, Elgar suggested that the “enigma” refers to the manipulation and development of the theme: “This work, commenced in a spirit of humour and continued in deep seriousness, contains sketches of the composer’s friends. It may be understood that these personages comment or reflect upon the original theme and each one attempts a solution of the Enigma, for so the theme is called.” Andante—In the seventeen-bar introduction, the strings, followed by the winds, present the various elements of the haunting principal theme.

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I. (C.A.E.) L’istesso tempo— The composer’s loving tribute to his wife, Caroline Alice Elgar. II. (H.D.S-P.) Allegro— Hew David Steuart-Powell was an amateur pianist who, according to Elgar, would begin each session with “a characteristic diatonic run over the keys.” III. (R.B.T.) Allegretto— Richard Baxter Townshend was an author and amateur actor who regaled audiences with his ability to instantly shift his vocal range from the deepest basso profundo to the highest soprano. IV. (W.M.B.) Allegro di molto— The shortest of the Variations depicts William Meath Baker informing his guests of arrangements he made for their transportation and then quickly leaving the room, “with a bang on the door.” V. (R.P.A.) Moderato— Richard Penrose Arnold was the son of poet Matthew Arnold.

VI. (Ysobel) Andantino— Isabel Fitton studied viola with Elgar. VII. (Troyte) Presto— Arthur Troyte Griffith was an architect and amateur painter. VIII. (W.N.) Allegretto— Winifred Norbury served with Elgar as joint secretary of the Worcestershire Philharmonic Society. IX. (Nimrod) Adagio— “Nimrod” is Elgar’s heartfelt depiction of his friend, August Jaeger (“jaeger” in German means “hunter,” thus the reference to Nimrod, the biblical hunter). X. (Dorabella) Intermezzo. Allegretto— Dora Penny was W.M.B.’s step-niece whom Elgar nicknamed “Dorabella,” after a character in Mozart’s opera, Cosi fan tutte. XI. (G.R.S.) Allegro di molto— According to Elgar, this section depicts George Robertson Sinclair’s bulldog, Dan, plunging into the river, vigorously swimming to shore and finally landing with a “rejoicing bark.” XII. (B.G.N.) Andante— Basil G. Nevinson was an amateur cellist who often played chamber music with Elgar.


XIII. (***) Romanza. Moderato— The penultimate Variation is inspired by Lady Mary Lygon. XIV. (E.D.U.) Finale. Allegro— The composer himself appears (“E.D.U.” is derived from “Edoo,” Lady Elgar’s nickname for her husband) in the stirring Finale. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27

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ecently completing his fourth and final season as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, James Feddeck led two critically acclaimed subscription weeks in the 2012/13 season and has appeared multiple times at the Blossom Music Festival. In 2011, he replaced Franz Welser-Möst on short notice to conduct a fully-staged production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Severence Hall. In addition to his duties as Assistant Conductor, Mr. Feddeck served as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, which he led on its first international tour. Mr. Feddeck has conducted the orchestras of Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte (with soloist Yo-Yo Ma), Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Memphis, Omaha, St. Louis, and San Diego. He has led performances with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and appeared several times at the Aspen Music Festival, where he returned in summer 2013. Recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the symphony orchestras of Edmonton and Quebec, as well as the Calgary Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and New World Symphony, among others. The 2013/14 season also includes returns to the Atlanta and Toledo symphonies, both with debuts on their subscription series. Admitted to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in four areas — piano, oboe, organ, and conducting, Mr. Feddeck continued his musical training at the University of Michigan and the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a prize-winning conducting fellow and later Assistant Conductor. Mr. Feddeck received the Solti Foundation U.S.’s 2013 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, also known as The Solti Fellow.

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onsistently cited in the press for his “gorgeous tone,” “poetic communication,” and “fast-fingered brilliance,” Augustin Hadelich has confirmed his place in the top echelon of young violinists. Among his recent debuts are the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra/Blossom Music Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic/ Hollywood Bowl, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the symphonies of Baltimore, San Francisco, Dallas, and many others, in addition to a tour of China with the San Diego Symphony. Abroad, he has performed with BBC Philharmonic/Manchester and the SWR Orchestra/Stuttgart, among others. An gifted recitalist, Mr. Hadelich has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Frick Collection (New York), Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Vancouver Recital Society, the Louvre, and Kioi Hall in Tokyo. In June 2013, Mr. Hadelich released a recording of the violin concertos of Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths) with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. On the AVIE label, the recording is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014. Mr. Hadelich has recorded three previous CDs for AVIE, as well as several discs for Naxos. The 2006 Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Mr. Hadelich is the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011). Mr. Hadelich plays on the 1723 “ExKiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.

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Family concerts are presented by Delta Air Lines, Publix Super Markets and Publix Super Markets Charities, and Lockheed Martin.

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

Family Concert TCHAIKOVSKY DISCOVERS AMERICA Concerts of Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Discounted Family Series concert tickets for military families are made possible by a gift from the Home Depot Foundation.

We’re glad you’re here. The importance of music in a child’s life can not be understated! But you know that already–that’s why you’re here. Make the world a better place. Listen often. Play classical music for your kids at home to develop their growing minds. Go one step futher...bring a friend to the next concert!

Jere Flint, Conductor Classical Kids Live! PAUL PEMENT, Director & Producer SUSAN HAMMOND, Audio Series Creator ROGER ANDERSON as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky NICOLE HREN as Jennie Petroff DOUGLAS COWLING, Playwright & Music Editor PAUL PEMENT, Dramaturge & Timing PAUL PEMENT, Light Design & Production Stage Management ALEX MEADOWS, Costume Design PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Excerpts will be played from the following pieces: Swan Lake (1876) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major (1875) Nutcracker (1892) Serenade in C Major for String Orchestra (1880) Sleeping Beauty (1889) 1812 Overture (1880) Marche slave (1876) Symphony No. 5 in E Minor (1888) Total concert time is 60 MINUTES with NO intermission

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Paul Pement

Susan Hammond

Roger Anderson

Nicole Hren| |Atlanta’s Atlanta’sPerforming PerformingArts ArtsPublication Publication 31 31

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PAUL PEMENT, Director & Producer

ere Flint is Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, directing the weekly rehearsals and conducting three ASYO concerts each year. In addition, he is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s cello section. Mr. Flint, who has led the ASYO since 1979, also leads the ASO’s popular Family Concerts and its Symphony Street concerts for youngsters. As the ASO’s Staff Conductor, he regularly conducts the Classic Chastain pops series at Chastain Park. Mr. Flint believes the conductor’s job is not only to teach, but to learn, and that has allowed him to cultivate exceptional musicianship from, specifically, the Youth Orchestra.


“I always try to treat them the way I would want to be treated, and I don’t talk down to them; I don’t belittle them. I respect them for what they can do, and I respect them as people.” Born on Long Island, NY, Mr. Flint has a bachelor’s degree in music from Wittenberg University in Ohio. He received his master’s degree in music in 1967 from the University of Washington in Seattle while also serving as manager of the University Festival Opera Company and as music director for the School of Drama. He later studied conducting under Otto-Werner Mueller. Mr. Flint has also led performances at Brevard Music Center, Sewanee Summer Music Center, Atlanta-Emory Orchestra, and the Southeastern Music Center. 32 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |


aul Pement holds an exclusive international licensing agreement with the award-winning Classical Kids organization to direct and produce the highly-acclaimed symphony concert series. This series includes Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage, and Hallelujah Handel. As Executive and Artistic Director of Classical Kids Music Education, NFP, Mr. Pement oversees all business and artistic aspects of the Classical Kids Live! theatrical concert productions around the world. Mr. Pement received a BFA in acting from the University of Illinois and, as a long-time member of Actor’s Equity Association, has performed in more than 50 productions throughout Chicago and abroad. He has appeared in such long-running commercial hits as Peter Pan (Peter), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin), and Forever Plaid (Sparky)– the latter of which he has also directed and choreographed at theatres across the country. In addition to film and television appearances, he has written tolerance-related short films and has directed and choreographed industrial shows for companies such as Target and Mobil. SUSAN HAMMOND, Audio Series Creator


usan Hammond has created an entirely new generation of classical music fans through her innovative and awardwinning Classical Kids recordings. She is the executive producer of a 16-title series of children’s classical music recordings known collectively as Classical Kids, selling to date nearly 5 million CDs, DVDs, and books worldwide and earning more than 100 prestigious awards and honors. Each story entails its own adventure featuring a unique combination of music, history, and

theatricality to engage the imaginations of children. An accomplished concert pianist and music teacher, Ms. Hammond searched for recordings about classical music to share with her young daughters. One day, she sat reading to her girls with a classical music radio station on in the background and noticed how they responded to the literature in a different way when enhanced by music. The rest, as they say, is history. Ms. Hammond is the recipient of Billboard Magazine’s International Achievement Award and resides in Toronto where she is a member of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the arts. DOUGLAS Music Editor




ouglas Cowling is a writer, musician, and educator with a lifelong interest in bringing classical music to wider audiences. He is the writer of five Classical Kids audio productions: Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Hallelujah Handel! and Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage. He was also associate producer on Daydreams and Lullabies and serves as the principle writer and music editor for the Classical Kids Live! theatrical symphony concert series. ROGER ANDERSON, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


oger Anderson is a nationally acclaimed actor and musical theatre artist based in Chicago and is proud to be a part of the acclaimed Classical Kids concert series. He has been featured in films and commercials for United Airlines, Sony, Microsoft, IBM, Volvo, Ford Motor Company, Fidelity Investments, S.C. Johnson, Colgate, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has had the privilege to work on musical theatre stages across the country with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Michael

Cerveris, and Sean Hayes, as well as under the baton of Zubin Mehta and André Previn. His performances have included appearances at The White House, the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney World, and the Ravinia Festival. Regional musical theatre credits include Juan Peron in Evita, Jacob/Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Barnum in Barnum, KoKo in The Mikado, Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance, and Roger DeBris in The Producers. He currently sings with the Chicago-based vocal group Table For Five and, along with his career as an actor, is a practicing speech/language pathologist. NICOLE HREN, Jennie


icole Hren is currently in her sixth season performing with Classical Kids. Recent credits include Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, Swing! at the Marriot Theatre, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Atlanta, Orlando, and Nashville, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Meet Me in St. Louis, Hairspray, at the MUNY Theater in St. Louis. Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Christmas Carol, Curtains, Sweet Charity, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me Kate, Camelot, Superman, and Meet Me in St. Louis at Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago at Pheasant Run Dinner Theater, Singin’ in the Rain at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, and Association, The Musical at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Ms. Hren performed for many years with Moraine Valley Theater for Young Audiences as an artist in residence in the following productions: The Little Mermaid, The Velveteen Rabbit, Babes in Toyland, Cinderella, The Odyssey, and The Diary of Anne Frank. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33

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POPS! Concert PIANO ROMANCE ASO | 2.14/15 | program

Concerts of Friday, February 14, 2014, at 8:00pm and Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 8:00pm

Michael Krajewski, Conductor Ashley Brown, Vocalist Rich Ridenour, Piano

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series is presented by Delta Air Lines with additional support provided by Porsche Cars North America and Jim Ellis Porsche.

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MILTON GABLER (1911-2001) and Love BERT KAEMPFERT (1923-1980) arr. Prechlel West Side Story Overture

ARY BARROSO (1903-1964) arr. Ridenour Rich Ridenour


RICHARD ADDINSELL (1904-1977) Rich Ridenour

Warsaw Concerto (abridged)

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943) Rich Ridenour

18th Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

BILLY JOEL (b. 1949) arr. Ridenour Rich Ridenour

Rootbeer Rag

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (b. 1948) arr. Ridenour Rich Ridenour and Ashley Brown

Phantom Phantasy


20 MIN

VARIOUS arr. Barton

That’s Volare


Love Theme from Superman

FREDERICK LOEWE (1901-1988) Ashley Brown

Almost Like Being In Love/ This Can’t Be Love

RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979) Ashley Brown

My Funny Valentine

SAMMY FAIN (1902-1989) Ashley Brown

I’ll Be Seeing You

HAROLD ARLEN (1905-1986) Ashley Brown

Come Rain or Come Shine

MARVIN HAMLISCH (1944-1912) arr. Hazard Rich Ridenour

Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles)

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Rich Ridenour

Rhapsody in Blue (abridged) | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 35

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) arr. Peress

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rincipal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s POPS! Concert Series and is the first to ever hold the title at the ASO. He is also Principal Pops Conductor with the Houston and Jacksonville symphony orchestras. As a guest conductor, Mr. Krajewski has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and National symphonies. In Canada, Mr. Krajewski has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies. Other international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and Ulster Orchestra. He recorded two holiday albums with the Houston Symphony: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. Mr. Krajewski collaborates with multiple artists, including flutist James Galway, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Sandi Patti, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Mr. Krajewski has a B.A. from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. He was a Dorati Fellowship

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Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as their assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and served as the Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s music director.



shley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway, and received Outer Critics, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress for the role. Ms. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of the musical, and garnered a Garland Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Ms. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and the Beast. She also starred in the national tour of Disney’s On The Record. At the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Brown recently starred in Oklahoma!  and played Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat. Ms. Brown has performed  with many of the top orchestras in North America, including the Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (four times), Fort Worth Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, and BBC Orchestra opposite Josh Groban. Ms. Brown performed her solo concert at The Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and Birdland.  Other projects include star turns in Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera

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ianist Rich Ridenour has built a formidable career arranging and performing music of great piano favorites, ranging from classical masterworks to American ragtime, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll. Recent orchestral engagements include Indianapolis, Kansas City, Topeka, Harrisburg, Grand Rapids, Detroit (covering for Peter Nero), Tucson, Evansville, Charleston (WV), Elgin, Owensboro, and Mazatlan (Mexico), as well as the Bravissimo Festival of Guatemala City. Mr. Ridenour is in his 10th season as Pops Director for the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Ridenour developed educational programs as Education Director for the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. He developed Camp Gilmore, Keys Fest, and educational piano programs in the public schools and a juvenile center. Mr. Ridenour has also taught piano at Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, Calvin College, and Western Michigan University. In 2011, Mr. Ridenour co-introduced City 38 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Keys to the city of Jacksonville, FL. Six upright pianos painted by area professional artists bring energy to the downtown sidewalks for everyone to play and explore. Since 2013, Sarasota has been home for Mr. Ridenour. A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Mr. Ridenour received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Mr. Ridenour is an international Steinway Artist.

ASO | 2.20/22 | concert at a glance AtlantaSymphonyOrchestra Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

Delta Classical Series Concert Concerts of Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 7:30pm

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On a lark… Traditionally larks are kept as pets in China. In Beijing, larks are taught to mimick the voice of other songbirds and animals. It is an old-fashioned habit of the Beijingers to teach their larks 13 kinds of sounds in a strict order (called “the 13 songs of a lark”). The larks that can sing the full 13 sounds in the correct order are highly valued, while any disruption in the songs will decrease its value significantly. — Wikipedia The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Delta Classical Series is presented by:

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus is presented by:

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. 40 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Robert Spano, conductor David Coucheron, violin Jessica Rivera, soprano Brett Polegato, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, NORMAN MACKENZIE, Director of Choruses RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra (1914) 16 MIN DAVID COUCHERON, VIOLIN Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1934) 34 MIN I. Allegro II. Andante moderato III. Scherzo. Allegro molto IV. Finale Con Epilogo Fugato. Allegro molto INTERMISSION 20 MIN Dona nobis pacem, A Cantata for Soprano and Baritone Soli, Chorus and Orchestra (1936) 36 MIN I. Agnus Dei II. “Beat! beat! drums!” III. Reconciliation IV. Dirge for Two Veterans V. “The Angel of Death” VI. “O man greatly beloved” JESSICA RIVERA, SOPRANO BRETT POLEGATO, BARITONE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS



KEN MELTZER, ASO Program Annotator | Ken’s in-depth program notes, detailed musical analysis, and listening samples can be found online:

The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra (1914) The first performance of The Lark Ascending took place in Queen’s Hall in London on June 14, 1921, with Marie Hall as violin soloist, and Adrian Boult conducting the British Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the solo violin, The Lark Ascending is scored for two flutes, oboe, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, triangle, and strings.

* * * Till lost on his aerial rings In light, and then the fancy sings. (George Meredith, 1828-1909) After a brief orchestral introduction (Andante sostenuto), the solo violin plays a lengthy cadenza. The majestic, delicate music immediately establishes the soloist’s role as the embodiment of the lark’s beautiful song and noble flight. In the final measures, the orchestra is silent as the violinist plays another extended cadenza, capped by the magical conclusion depicting the lark “lost on his aerial rings in light…”


First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: February 21, 22 and 23, 1991, Joseph Silverstein, Violin and Conductor.


And he the wine which overflows To lift us with him as he goes.

aughan Williams began composition of The Lark Ascending in 1914. With the outbreak of World War I, Vaughan Williams enlisted in the Army (see, Dona nobis pacem, below). In 1919, Vaughan Williams resumed work on the piece. The title of The Lark Ascending is taken from the poem by George Meredith. In a preface to the score, Vaughan Williams quotes these lines from Meredith’s poem: THE LARK ASCENDING He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound, Of many links without a break, In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake. * * * For singing till his heaven fills, ‘Tis love of earth that he instils, And ever winging up and up, Our valley is his golden cup,

Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1934) The first performance of the Symphony No. 4 took place at Queen’s Hall in London on April 10, 1935, with Adrian Boult conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony No. 4 is scored for piccolo, three flutes, three oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal, and strings. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: December 3, 4 and 5, 1970, Robert Shaw, Conductor.


ccording to Vaughan Williams, his Fourth Symphony “was sketched in the end of 1931 and the beginning of 1932, and was completed in 1934.” Vaughan Williams dedicated the Fourth Symphony to his friend and fellow British composer, Arnold Bax (1883-1953). | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS was born in Down Ampney, England, on October 12, 1872, and died in London, England, on August 26, 1958.

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No work by Vaughan Williams has generated as much discussion, analysis and controversy as the Symphony No. 4. By all accounts, the audience response to the world premiere at Queen’s Hall in London on April 10, 1935 was ecstatic, with the composer repeatedly called to the stage. The critics, however, were troubled by a Symphony that, while clearly the work of a master composer, seemed to abandon beauty for music that was austere, harsh, and often violent.

intense, bleak mood of its predecessor. The third movement is a Scherzo (Allegro molto). Scherzo is the Italian word for “joke.” Here, the humor is of a more sardonic nature. The vigorous Finale (Finale Con Epilogo Fugato. Allegro molto) concludes with a brilliant contrapuntal episode, capped by a reference to the Symphony’s opening measures.


Many suspected that in the Fourth, Vaughan Williams was offering a musical commentary on the ever-worsening situation in Europe. But the composer’s widow, Ursula Vaughan Williams contented: “He was experimenting with purely musical ideas; no sea or city, no essence of the country was at the heart of this score and what emerged has something in common with one of Rembrandt’s self portraits in middle age.”

The Symphony No. 4 is in four movements. The first (Allegro) opens with a fearsome outburst by the full orchestra. Vaughan Williams said, tongue in cheek, that he “cribbed” this opening from the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth. But the omnipresent Beethoven influence throughout the Vaughan Williams Fourth is the German composer’s Symphony No. 5 (1808). Like the Beethoven Fifth, the entire Symphony is based upon a four-note motif (actually, two motifs). The first, reminiscent of the Dies Irae (“This day of wrath”) plainchant, is introduced at the conclusion of the opening phrase by the winds, trumpets and violins. The trumpets soon introduce the second, ascending principal four-note motif. The second movement (Andante moderato), while set in slow tempo, maintains the 42 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Dona nobis pacem, A Cantata for Soprano and Baritone Soli, Chorus and Orchestra (1936) The first performance of Dona nobis pacem took place at the Huddersfield Town Hall in Huddersfield, England, in on October 2, 1936. Albert Coates conducted the Hallé Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society. Dona nobis pacem is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus, piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, four trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, side drum, triangle, tenor drum, orchestra bells, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum, tambourine, chimes, harp, organ, and strings. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: March 10, 11 and 12, 1977, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw, Conducting. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: November 13, 14 and 15, 1997, Robert Shaw, Conducting. ASO Recording: Telarc CD-80479, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw, Conducting.


aughan Williams composed his cantata, Dona nobis pacem, in 1936. The Huddersfield Choral Society

Ralph Vaughan Williams was a first-hand witness to the horrors of war. Following the outbreak of World War I, Vaughan Williams, 42 years old, enlisted in the Army. Vaughan Williams worked in the field ambulance unit, transporting the wounded from the battlefield in the Neuville St. Vaast region. Toward the end of his life, Vaughan Williams said of the great American poet, Walt Whitman (1819-1892): “I’ve never got over him, I’m glad to say.” Prior to the outbreak of World War I, Vaughan Williams set Whitman’s Civil War poem, Dirge for Two Veterans, for chorus and orchestra. The Dirge became the centerpiece of the 1936 cantata, Dona nobis pacem.

The trajectory of the text and music of Dona nobis pacem reflects hope for a brighter future. That optimism was sorely tested by the events of World War II. Vaughan Williams conducted Dona nobis pacem several times in England during the War and the music was, according to his widow, Ursula, “full of particular meaning for those days.” Events since that time have done nothing to diminish the power, beauty and relevance of Vaughan Williams’s composition, or the haunting eloquence of the soprano’s repeated prayer to “grant us peace.”


For the remainder of the cantata’s text, Vaughan Williams incorporated two more Whitman Civil War poems, a portion of a House of Commons speech by John Bright given during the Crimean War, and the Old Testament. In addition, a portion of the Latin Mass serves as a recurring leitmotif, and the source of the work’s title. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 43

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commissioned the work as part of the celebration of its 100th anniversary. At the time, storm clouds were gathering throughout Europe with the rise of the Nazis and Fascists. War seemed more and more inevitable with each passing day.

DAVID COUCHERON, Concertmaster


Mr. Coucheron has performed as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He has played solo recitals at the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Olympic Winter Games, and in Beograd, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Serbia, Singapore, and Shanghai. His recordings include “David and Julie” and “Debut.” Mr. Coucheron’s” awards include first prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Competition and Princess Astrid Competition, and third prize at the Manchester International Violin Competition. He serves as Artistic Director for the Kon Tiki Chamber Music Festival. Originally from Oslo, Norway, Mr. Coucheron began playing violin at age three and currently plays a 1725 Stradivarius. He graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and The Guildhall School.


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avid Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in September 2010.

La Pasión según San Marcos with Robert Spano and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mark Grey’s Fire Angels, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, and Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem (all with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Philip Glass’s the CIVIL warS, “The Rome Section” with Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Mozart’s Requiem with David Robertson conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. The artist reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Micaëla in Carmen with the Cincinnati Opera and, in a national recital tour, Ms. Rivera is joined by mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and pianist Robert Spano for concerts at Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, Berkeley, Kennesaw State University, Pepperdine University, and at Cincinnati’s Constella Festival. Ms. Rivera continues her Artist Residency Program with San Francisco Performances where she conducts workshops in classroom and community settings throughout the Bay Area encouraging young people to open their minds to the beauty and power of music as well as to the poetry and spirit behind the art of song.

Ms. Rivera will release two recordings this season — an exclusive iTunes release of oprano Jessica Rivera is established as Robert Spano’s Hölderlin-Lieder and her one of the most creatively inspired vocal sophomore release with the Urtext label artists before the public today. Ms. Rivera’s entitled Classical Spanish Songs with pianist 2013-14 season features performances L. Mark Carver. of Donnacha Dennehy’s That the Night BRETT POLEGATO, Baritone Come with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the rett Polegato has appeared at Lincoln Fort Worth Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Center, La Scala, the Concertgebouw, The Bells with Matthew Halls and the Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Houston Symphony, Osvaldo Golijov’s Festival Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, JESSICA RIVERA, Soprano



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Houston Grand Opera, Teatro Real, Roy Thomson Hall, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and can be heard as soloist in the GRAMMY® Awards’s Best Classical Recording of 2003 — Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (Telarc) with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.


Mr. Polegato has appeared in numerous dramatic roles, most notably the title roles in Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin, which he has sung at the Canadian Opera Company, New Israeli Opera, and Vancouver Opera. In the fall of 2010, he journeyed to Moscow to sing the title role in Berg’s Wozzeck at the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre in a production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Teodor Currentzis. He has appeared frequently in the title role of Pelléas et Mélisande, including new productions at the Strasbourg’s Opéra National du Rhin, at the Leipzig Opera conducted by Marc Minkowski, and in Munich with Marcello Viotti.

Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Recording, and Best Opera Recording. Those include Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (ASOC) was founded in 1970 by former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw. Comprised of 200 auditioned voices, the Chorus is an allvolunteer organization which performs on a Highlights of recent seasons include the role regular basis with the ASO and is featured of Kurwenal in his first staged production on many of the Orchestra’s recordings. of Tristan und Isolde for Wide Open Opera Led by ASO Director of Choruses Norman in Dublin, Ireland. He joined the Atlanta Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its Symphony and Chorus as soloist in Walton’s precision and expressive singing quality. Belshazzar’s Feast, both in Atlanta and at Their recordings with the ASO have won Carnegie Hall. multiple GRAMMY® Awards, including

Mr. Polegato made his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall in May 2003 with pianist Warren Jones. He finished first among the men at the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

The ASOC performs large choral-symphonic works with the full Orchestra under the batons of Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned choral works. The Chorus made its debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1976 with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, D.C., for President-elect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977. The Chorus has toured most of Europe, and in 1996 performed with the Orchestra in the Opening Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games. Within the Chorus, there is an auditioned group of 60 musicians called the ASO Chamber Chorus. The Chamber Chorus, which formed before the larger Chorus in 1967, performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 45

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Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair SOPRANO 1 JoAnn Alexander Liz Dean Laura Foster Meg Granum Michelle Griffin Erin Jones Liya Khaimova Victoria Kolterman Lauren Larkin Arietha Lockhart ** Alexis Lundy Mindy Margolis Kali McMillian Erin McPherson Patricia Nealon * Blair Oakley Joneen Padgett Lisa Rader Olivia Rutkowski Catherine Steen Lykins Brianne Turgeon * Lori Beth Wiseman Kara Mia Wray Wanda Yang Temko * Natalie York Eaker

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Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator The Florence Kopleff Chair Diana Reed Strommen Sharon Vrieland * Nancy York ALTO 2 Nancy Adams * Ana Baida Marcia Chandler Meaghan Curry Cynthia Goeltz DeBold ** Michèle Diament Sally Kann Nicole Khoury * Katherine Johnson MacKenzie Lynda Martin Andrea Schmidt Sharon Simons Alexandra Tanico Virginia Thompson Cheryl Vanture Sarah Ward June Webb Kiki Wilson ** Diane Woodard ** TENOR 1 Jeffrey Baxter ** Daniel Bentley David Blalock ** John Brandt * Jack Caldwell * Daniel Cameron Joseph CortesGurulé Clifford Edge * Alfredo Edwards Steven Farrow ** Wayne Gammon Leif Gilbert-Hansen John-Alan Gourdine James Jarrell Keith Langston

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Delta Classical Series Concert Concerts of Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2014, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 7:30pm

Marc Piollet, Conductor Hilary Hahn, Violin FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) The Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”), Opus 26 (1830) 10 MIN

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CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931) Violin Concerto, Opus 33 (1911)

FINGAL’S CAVE Its size, naturally-arched roof, and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give Fingal’s Cave the atmosphere of a natural cathedral. Felix Mendelssohn visited it in 1829 and wrote an overture, The Hebrides, inspired by the unique echoes in the cave.

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ART I P Praeludim. Largo Allegro cavalleresco PART II Poco adagio Rondo. Allegretto scherzando HILARY HAHN, VIOLIN INTERMISSION

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PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64 (1888) 48 MIN I. II.

Andante; Allegro con anima Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza

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Valse. Allegro moderato Finale. Andante maestoso; Allegro vivace

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The Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”), Opus 26 (1830)

opening of what was to become known as The Hebrides Overture, or “Fingal’s Cave.”

Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg, Germany, on February 3, 1809, and died in Leipzig, Germany, on November 4, 1847. The first performance of The Hebrides Overture took place at the London Philharmonic Society in Covent Garden in London, England, on May 14, 1832, with Thomas Attwood conducting. The Hebrides Overture is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings.

The Overture begins with the famous undulating theme that suggests the waters of “the cave of music.” The cellos and bassoons introduce the majestic cantabile second theme. The ensuing development section conjures images of the stormy waters that surround the Cave’s imposing edifice. The recapitulation leads to a vigorous coda. For all of the Overture’s intensity, however, The Hebrides ends as quietly and mysteriously as it began, perhaps, a tribute to the timelessness of the natural wonder that so captivated Mendelssohn.

Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: October 19, 20 and 21, 2000, Donald Runnicles, Conductor.


Violin Concerto, Opus 33 (1911) Carl Nielsen was born in Sortelung, Denmark, on June 9, 1865, and died in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 3, 1931. The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place at the Odd Fellows Mansion in Copenhagen on February 28, 1912, with Peder Møller as soloist, and the composer conducting the Royal Danish Orchestra. In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.


n August 7, 1829, Felix Mendelssohn and his friend, poet Karl Klingemann, made a treacherous voyage to visit Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish Hebrides island of Staffa. Named for the legendary Gaelic Hero, Fingal’s Cave is a magnificent natural structure that measures 227 feet in length, with pillars made of richly-colored basalt. Sir Robert Peel described Fingal’s Cave as “the temple not made with hands.” When the sea is calm, one can row into the mouth of the cave, whose murmuring waters have inspired the Scots to call the sight “the cave of music. In a letter to his sister, Fanny, penned on the day of the visit, Mendelssohn wrote: “In order to make you understand how extraordinarily the Hebrides affected me, I am sending you the following which came into my head there.” Here, Mendelssohn referred to the brooding, atmospheric

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anish composer Carl Nielsen wrote his Violin Concerto during the second part of 1911. The premiere took place at a concert in Copenhagen’s Odd Fellows Mansion on February 28, 1912. The composer led the Royal Danish Orchestra. The soloist was Danish violinist Peder Møller (1877-1940), a member of the Royal Danish Orchestra. The concert, | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 49

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First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: November 6, 7 and 8, 1986, Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor.

ASO | 2.27/28/3.1 | concert at a glance which also featured the world premiere of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, Opus 27, “Sinfonia espansiva” (1911), was a great success.

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As with far too many of Carl Nielsen’s compositions, the relatively few performances of the Violin Concerto are at odds with the work’s considerable merits. The Nielsen Violin Concerto is a beautiful, melodious work that also presents numerous virtuoso challenges. In the hands of a skilled interpreter, the Nielsen shines brightly as one of the finer 20th-century violin concertos. The Nielsen Violin Concerto is in two Parts. In the Introduction to Part I (Praeludium. Largo), the soloist enters after a sharp, forte orchestral chord. The ensuing, quick-tempo CARL NIELSEN conclusion to Part I (Allegro cavalleresco) ensues without pause. Here, Nielsen directs that the music be played at a lively tempo and in “chivalrous” fashion. As with Part I, Part II opens with a slow-tempo introduction (Poco adagio). The oboe introduces the sighing, dottedrhythm figure that serves as the basis for this section. The music subsides to a whisper, leading directly to the finale (Rondo. Allegretto scherzando). The soloist immediately sings the tripping principal melody of the Rondo finale. Nielsen specifies that this music, very much in the character of a minuet, be played in 50 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

humorous fashion.


Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64 (1888)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The first performance of the Symphony No. 5 took place in St. Petersburg on November 17, 1888, with the composer conducting. The Symphony No. 5 is scored for piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: December 7, 1949, Henry Sopkin, Conductor.

Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: May 31, June 1 and 2, 2012, Robert Spano, Conductor.


eter Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed his Symphony No. 5 during the summer of 1885. During this period, Tchaikovsky also worked on a “Fantasy-Overture,” based upon William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Tchaikovsky completed his Fifth Symphony on August 26. He put the finishing touches on the Hamlet “FantasyOverture” on October 19. Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 5 in St. Petersburg on November 17, 1888. In many ways, it was a grand triumph for the composer. At the concert, the orchestra saluted Tchaikovsky with a triple fanfare. He also received an honorary membership in the St. Petersburg Society. The audience greeted the new work with a rousing ovation. By Tchaikovsky’s own admission, both the Fourth and his final Symphony, the

If it is true that Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 portrays a struggle with Fate, the outcome seems far more positive than that depicted in the Fourth and Sixth Symphonies. But such considerations are, in the final analysis, secondary to the glorious music of this gripping and unforgettable


symphonic journey. The Symphony No. 5 opens with a slow introduction (Andante). The clarinets present an ominous theme that will appear as the central leitmotif in each of the Symphony’s four movements. The theme soon becomes the basis for the opening melody of the ensuing Allegro con anima. The slow second movement (Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza) features a radiant outpouring of melody, twice interrupted by savage outbursts of the central leitmotif. The third movement Waltz (Valse. Allegro moderato), in A—B—A form, concludes with a rather insinuating repetition of the central leitmotif, capped by six fortissimo chords. The Finale opens with a slow-tempo introduction (Andante maestoso), with the central leitmotif transformed to the major key. After a protracted struggle and dramatic pause, the leitmotif returns for the last time — now cast as a triumphal march (Moderato assai e molto maestoso). | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 51

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Sixth, feature programmatic elements. Tchaikovsky insisted that his Fifth Symphony did not contain a program. However, the progression of the Symphony No. 5 —with its presentation, frequent reappearance, and dramatic metamorphosis of a central leitmotif— certainly seems to hint at some extra-musical significance. And among Tchaikovsky’s sketches for the Fifth are words from the composer suggesting the Symphony depicted a confrontation with Fate.

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onductor Marc Piollet was General Music Director at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where performances included Wagner’s complete Ring  and new productions of Don Carlos, Elektra, Falstaff, Faust, Freischütz, Idomeneo, La bohème, Lulu, Rigoletto, and  Tosca, among others.  He concluded his tenure in Wiesbaden with premieres of  Fidelio, Simon Boccanegra,  and  Lohengrin,  the latter at the International May Festival.  Major operatic guest engagements of the past include Staatsoper Hamburg with  La traviata, Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with  Il trovatore,  Opera Cologne with  La bohème,  and  Carmen  at the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes. His debut at the Opéra National de Paris was so successful that he was invited for two other productions:  Les Contes d’Hoffmann  (with Rolando Villazon singing the title role) and  Il barbiere di Siviglia. Likewise, the Vienna State Opera, where he made his debut also with Barbiere, invited him for further performances. Mr. Piollet studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and took master classes with John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Gielen, and Kurt Masur. In 1995, he was the only prize-winner at the Dirigenten-Forum of the Deutscher Musikrat. Mr. Piollet’s concert engagements include Bamberger Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Dresdner Philharmonie, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, among others. In his native France, he conducted the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, 52 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Philharmonie de Lorraine Metz, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Antwerp. HILARY HAHN , Violin


iolinist Hilary Hahn has won two GRAMMY® Awards, multiple Diapason “d’Or of the Year” and “Preis der deutschen Schallplat-tenkritik” prizes, seven Echo Klassik awards, and the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone Artist of the Year. Last season, Ms. Hahn performed throughout South America, Spain, and Scandinavia. She appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, respectively. Ms. Hahn embarked on a European and United States recital tour, playing Fauré, Bach, Corelli, and pieces from her multi-year project, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.” Ms. Hahn’s season continued with Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor with the Seattle Symphony and Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She toured Japan in May and finished her regular season with appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Spanish National Orchestra. All of Ms. Hahn’s recordings have debuted in the top ten of the Billboard classical chart, and two have been awarded Grammys. Her ongoing commissioning project, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores,” involves over two dozen of today’s top composers. A bling contest for the 27th composer drew 400 entries. The premieres of the 27 final pieces were completely in the 2012-13 season and recorded for release in the 2013-14 season. In 2001, she was named “America’s Best Young Classical Musician” by Time Magazine, and in January 2010 she appeared as guest artist, playing Bartók and Brahms on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

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*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased. | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 55

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

Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Cynthia & Donald Carson Dr. & Mrs. William Clarkson IV* Ralph & Rita Connell Dr. & Mrs. William T. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins Brant & Kathy Davis* Mr. Philip A. Delanty Peter & Vivian de Kok Dr. Xavier Duralde & Dr. Mary Barrett Ms. Diane Durgin Betty W. Dykes & Lars Steib Dr. Francine D. Dykes & Mr. Richard H. Delay David & Patty Emerson George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Ellen & Howard Feinsand Ms. Julianne Fish Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas R. Franz John & Michelle Fuller Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Ed & Judy Garland Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Grady Mary C. Gramling Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross Ann GrovensteinCampbell & Charles Campbell Rand & Seth Hagen Harald R. Hansen* Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Kenneth R. Hey

Mr. Harvey & Dr. Sarah Hill* In memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Harry & Tatty Howard Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. W. Manchester Hudson Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Ms. Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Hazel & Herb Karp Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Mark B. Kent & Kevin A. Daft Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert Thomas C. Lawson Isabel Lamy Lee Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Stephen Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Thomas & Marianne Mabry Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Kay & John Marshall Ruth & Paul Marston Ms. Shelley S. McGehee Mr. Justin R. McLain Birgit & David McQueen Mrs. Virginia K. McTague Sandy & Harriet Miller Angela & Jimmy Mitchell* Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Myers Carpet Company Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin

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


Anonymous (2) Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. & Mrs. Asad Bashey

Mr. & Mrs. R. Edwin Bennett Mr. & Mrs. M. Les Bethune B. Sandford Birdsey III Ms. Bettina A. Jackson Cantador Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carlin Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. Malcomb D. Coley Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Thomas Dreeze & Evans Mirageas Mary Frances Early Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds Mach Flinn Peg Simms Gary Michael Gillen Betty L. Hammack & Charles Meredith M.D. John & Martha Head Thomas High Stephanie & Henry Howell The Hyman Foundation Mary B. & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Knieter J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Elvira & Jay Mannelly Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Dr. Larry McIntire Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. Elizabeth Meeder Tom & Jennifer Merkling Ms. Amy Miele Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman Lebby Neal Melanie & Allan Nelkin Dr.* & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. Leonard Reed* Dr. & Mrs. Roger Ritvo Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer The Gary W. Rollins Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Schultz

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Shapiro W. Henry Shuford & Nancy Shuford Mr. & Mrs. Alex Summers Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Drs. Holly & Marty York The Zaban Foundation, Inc.

H. Farnham Robert Fornal & John Watson Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin III Sandra & John Glover Ms. Barbara Heath Ms. Kimberly Hielsberg Dona & Bill Humphreys James Farmer Designs Paul & Camille Kesler Mrs. Jo W. Koch Mr. & Mrs. John E. Kranjc Dr. & Mrs. William Dr. Phyllis Abramson M. McClatchey Dr. & Mrs. Joel Miss Joey McCraw E. Berenson McLaurin Interiors & Mr. James Burton Clay McLaurin Studio Mr. & Mrs. R. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Barksdale Collins Mimms, Jr. Cree & Frazer Durrett The Mortimer Family Ree & Ralph Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alexander Gluzman & J. Murphy Mariya Fishman Lynn & Galen Oelkers Mr. Charles E. Griffin Parker Kennedy LLC Mentewab Ayalew & Robert Brown Interior Peter Höyng in honor of Design Christopher Pulgram Carolyn L. Robison Lana M. Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki A. Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Donna Scullin David Krischer Sandy & Paul Smith Mrs. Glee B. Lamb Anne-Marie Sparrow Ione & John Lee Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas T. Joanne Lincoln Spina, Jr. Captain & Mrs. Charles M. Stanton Home Furnishings McCleskey Irene & Howard Stein Dr. & Mrs. Keith Beth & Edward Sugarman D. Osborn Traci Rhoads Interiors LLC Mr. & Mrs. Kimberly S. Tribble & Thomas Ragland Mark S. Lange Mr. Tom B. Reynolds Village Tavern Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Shou Dr. & Mrs. William Yang Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Chuck & Pat Young Stainback, Jr.


Mrs. Marianne E. Tanner David & Kelly Taylor Herbert & Grace Zwerner


Anonymous Mr. Stan Benecki & Mrs. Melanie Turner Jennifer & Corey Cowart Mrs. Lavona Currie Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Mr. & Mrs. Reed Deupree Dr. Felipe Dolz Mr. & Mrs. Clayton


Anonymous (3) Mr. Dave Adan & Mr. James Anastos Ms. Margaret Allen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Allison Mr. Gregory Armijo Ms. Lauren Brook Ball Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Bare Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Ms. Jean G. Bell Susan & Jack Bertram

*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 Mr. & Mrs.** Merritt S. Bond Dan & Merrie Boone Foundation Thomas & Lucy Browning Mrs. Kyle R. Cade Central Travel Inc. — Mr. Gene Lashley Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. Robert B. Crain Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Marianne S. & Robert* DeHaan Diligent Board Member Services Mr. Mark Ditsler Mrs. Kathryn E. Duggleby** Mr. William C. Eisenhauer Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Mr. Theodore Erck & Mrs. Carole M. Brown Martha & Mark Fair Dr. Mary M. Finn Mrs. Ravis Fortenberry Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco Tom & Donna Fullilove Bill & Carolyn Gaik John W. Gamwell Goldsmith Family Foundation Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Dr. & Mrs. David Greene Ms. Kellie Griffin Mr. & Mrs. George N. Gundersen Mr. Lewis H. Hamner III In Memory of Byron P. Harris Mr. David J. Harris Mr. Stephen A. Harvey Mrs. Ann J. Herman Ms. Edith Heter Highwoods Realty Ltd Mr. Gurdon Hornor Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Mr. Christopher W. House III Implementation & Consulting Services, Inc. InterContinental Hotels Group Jeff Roffman Photography Ms. Marylin S. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Shane Jones William L. & Sally S. Jorden Julian Price Family Foundation Mr. J. Thomas Kilpatrick Mr. Mark Knight Jim & Karen Knorr Mr. William Kimble Dr. & Mrs. Nevin Kreisler Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Elizabeth J. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Carol Lyttle Mr. & Mrs. Doug MacLean Luis Maza Mr. John McDevitt Robert & Deborah McKeeman Marsha & Tom McMurrain Luine B. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Mullican, D.V.M. Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Dr. Edward O. Nix Dr. Joanne R. Nurss Mrs. Mary Ann D. Oprisch Dr. Pinecca Patel Mr. Lucio Petroccione Private Bank of Buckhead Dr. Susan Reef Ms. Ronda P. Respess Mr. R. Todd Rice Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roman Mr. & Mrs. William H. Runge III Bob & Mary Martha Scarr Mr. & Mrs. John F. Schraudenbach Ms. Cathy Selig Mr. & Mrs. William A. Sessions Mr. William B. Smith Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Sullivan Michael & Francoise Szikman Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Tate Techbridge Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Thompson Jeremy S. Uchitel Frank Vinicor, M.D.

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Billie Jean Welty in memory of Richard Welty The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. John Westerhoff Mr. A. Joseph Williams & Ms. Teresa F. Fleming Williamsburg Travel Management — Terry W. Brennan Russell F. Winch Ned & Melissa Winsor Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wisener Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Jr.


Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adamson Antista Fairclough Design Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Betenia Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Bright Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cortelyou Mr. Timothy Davies Greg & Debra Durden Mr. & Ms. Geoffrey A. Dear Mr. & Mrs. John D. Edison Mr. Nathan Fitzpatrick Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn Mr. Thomas P. Glanton Hugh Goodwin in memory of Barbara Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. Carl Grafton Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green Ms. Suellen Henderson James E. Honkisz James & Bridget Horgan Mr. & Mrs. Glen O. Jackson Mr. Stephen J. Kalista Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal Ms. Gabby Maalouf Mr. & Mrs. John McCutcheon Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Metz Keith & Lisa Mitchell David & Teresa Murray Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norris Marcia & Kevin Nuffer Cynthia & Roy Pearson Gene & Mary Kay Poland* John P. Pooler

James E. & Sharon V. Radford John Reed & Amy Rowley Mr. Wes Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Riepenhoff, Jr. Dan & Carolyn Roper Dr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Schnell Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Self Charlie & Donna Sharbaugh Ms. Mary Sherman* Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Mr. Eric Taylor Fritz & Norma Von Ammon Clay & Mary Jo Warner Thomas R. Webb Brooke & Winston Weinmann Nancy J. Young Mr. & Mrs. Harold D. Yudelson


Anonymous (5) Mr. Thomas G. Abrams & Mr. Britt Wood Joanna M. & Alfred B. Adams* Ms. Doretta Allison Ms. Tanika Antonio Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Asher Tammy & Chad Bagwell Betsy & David Baker Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass Mr. & Mrs James Bealle Mr. & Mrs. Louis Benton Mr. & Mrs. Barry N. Berlin Ms. Sandra R. Blackwood Dr. & Mrs. Donald Block Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal Mr. Don Bonar & Mr. Elmer Langham Mr. & Mrs. L. Travis Brannon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Klenke Bredenberg Molly Bass Brown Dr. Barbara S. Bruner Drs. Jettie Burnett & Shelby Wilkes Dr. & Mrs. William J. Casarella

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Cavaliere Mary C. & David F. Cawley Mr. & Mrs. Jungsik Chang Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Ms. Lenore Cicchese William R. Clark, Jr. Ms. Melodie H. Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Clayton Donald & Karen Clewell David H. Cofrin Mr. Ashley B. Cole The Container Store John & Linda Cooke Dr. & Mrs. Max Cooper Anna Crawford, Ph.D., & B. Thomason, Ph.D. Ms. Nancy Crowder Mr. Jimmy W. Crowe Dr. Marian E. Dabney Mr. & Mrs. Joaquin R. Davila Dr. & Mrs. Steve L. Dickerson Steven & Jean Marie Doctor Katherine & Bertis Downs Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Judge & Mrs. Jack Etheridge Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Lee Evatt Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ewert Mr. Vance Wickstrom Jim & Nan French Alma R. Garrette General Credit Forms, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Dale C. Gerhardt Edward & Virginia Gignoux Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein John E. Graham Ms. Laura A. Gramling Billy Eiselstein & Andy Greene Mr. & Mrs. William R. Hall Mrs. Anne Haltiwanger Ms. Carolyn Handell Jim Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Harrison Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Dr. & Mrs. J. Rhodes Haverty Arthur Heyman & Shirley Michalove

John Hilleary Mr. & Mrs. Duane L. Hoover Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. Carl V. Huber Ms. Patricia Huff Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Ms. Laura M. Hunter Marguerite Ingram Jane Jerden Mrs. Lou B. Jewell Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Johnson Mr. Timothy A. Johnson & Mrs. Margaret Wood Ms. Ann Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones John Kauffman — Kauffman Tire, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Keenan Robert & Vevonna Kennedy Mr. Norman & Dr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. & Mrs. Brian Kimsey Ms. Allyson Kirkpatrick Ms. Louisa Knight Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Kraft La Tavola — Chef Brent Banda Dr. & Mrs. William C. Land, Jr. The Honorable & Mrs. John S. Langford, Jr. Ms. Katherine Larder Layer 3 Communications Ms. Jane B. Lee Mr. Leo Lehre Steven & Ellen Levy Mr. & Mrs. Allen H. Lipis Dr. Valerie Jagiella Loews Atlanta Hotel Ms. Malinda C. Logan Sheri & Rick Long Barbara M. Long Esmeralda Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Ms. Deborah A. Marlowe M. Jackson Marr Mrs. June T. Martin Iain & Nancy Matheson Mr. & Mrs. James H. Matthews, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. McCoy

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCullough Sarah & David McKenney Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Mr. Eric Mickley Ms. Gin Miller Miller’s Ale House Moe’s Southwest Grill Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore John & Agnes Nelson Mr. Gary Noble Ms. Susan C. Nussrallah Mrs. Sherri & Mr. Steve Ozcomert Ms. Dorothy M. B. Palmer Mr. Mark A. Parison & Mr. Robert D. Woodman Guy Pfeiffer Ms. Cheryl A. Phillips Anne & Miriam Pollock Stanley & Virginia Powell Mr. Malcolm Pressgrove Mr. & Mrs. Gary Price Mr. & Mrs. Morris A. Purcel Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Ralph Bill & Bamby Ray The Ridges Resort & Marina Colonel & Mrs. Doug J. Riffey Mr. & Mrs. Anton Rizzardi Don C. Robinson Ms. Lisa Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Mr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Rollins Ms. Jane Royall & Mr. John Lantz Gretchen Nagy & Allan Sandlin Dr. & Mrs. Stefan H. Schmieta Mr. & Mrs. David Scoular Mr. & Mrs. William R. Seden Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Dr. Steve Sharp & Dr. Kenneth Shaw Mr. Roger Simon & Ms. Mary Monsees Dr. Richard Simpson Andrew J. Singletary Mr. William F. Snyder Ms. Karon Williams Ms. Mary Ann Springmier

Mrs. Deede Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Dr. Leslie J. Story Joan & Cole Stratton Mr. & Mrs. A. Pinckney Straughn Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Strom Mr. Brian Sullivan Ms. Barbara Taylor Ms. Leslie M. Taylor & Mr. David Pratt Mr. John Teuscher Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Dede & Bob Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Turner Mr. & Mrs. Chase Underwood Stayce & Robert Wagner Richard & Adele Ward Ms. Alice Jane Wasdin Carolyn & Dick Wasser Mrs. Ruthie Watts Professor Robert Williams & Mr. Charles C. Montgomery Dr. Blenda J. Wilson & Dr. Louis Fair, Jr. Elliott & Susan Winton Raymond Woller & Doris Kadish Dr. & Mrs. William G. Woods Mr. & Mrs. William Yadlosky


Anonymous (8) Judge & Mrs. Gregory A. Adams Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Akers, Jr. Ms. Leesa D. Akins Valerie Alden Mr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Altholz Dr. William D. Amis & Dr. Paula S. Amis Mr. Mark Andersen & Mr. William Anderson Walter Anderson Ms. Brenda E. Andrews & Mr. David Gardner Yoshihisa Aoki Dr. & Mrs. Mike Armand Dr. Beverly J. Armento & Dr. Rebecca More Ms. Tracie Arnold Atlanta Steeplechase Ms. Ginny Autian Ms. Nancy L. Ayres | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 61

ASO | support Mrs. Ann Marie Baggett Mr. & Mrs. John C. Bair Mr. & Mrs. William T. Baker Robert & Teresa Banker Mr. & Mrs. William R. Banks Mr. Jose Barbosa Jim & Suzanne Barksdale Dr. & Mrs. John C. Barnes Barnsley Gardens Resort Joel & Grace Barr Mr. & Mrs. C. Keith Barringer Everette Bass Denise & Lexi Smith Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Mr. Charles D. Belcher Ms. Emma Jean Bell Dr. & Mrs. Michael S. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Keivan Beroukhim Mr. & Mrs. Colin Bessonette Mr. Randall B. Bird Nancy & Gary Bivins Mr. & Mrs. George Boltwood Mr. Randall Bonser Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bonstein, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Born, Jr. Charles & Laura Bowen Mr. Joel M. Bowman & Ms. Pat Michaelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Boyd Ms. Catherine Boyer Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Boyken Mr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Bras Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Breer Sidney & Bernice Breibart Ms. Tanya Brinkley Mrs. Leokadia R. Brooks Mr. Jackson A. Bross James L. Bross Mr. & Mrs. Duane Brown Charlesey & Gene Brown Schan & Merv Brown Mrs. Melissa Bryan Mr. & Mrs. Edward Buckalew Mr. & Mrs. John V. Bultman III Mr. & Mrs. Rod D. Bunn Drs. Patricia & John S. Burd

Ms. Diana Burden Mr. Walter Burnett Sissy & Joel Butler Dr. Wayne E. Campbell, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. W. J. Capps Mr. & Mrs. William J. Carney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carr Carole & George Carreker Mr. & Mrs. George E. Case III Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Causey Nathaniel & Ingrid Chafee Mr. & Mrs. Jerome K. Chautin Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. Cheek Oakdale Architecture — John Cheek Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Mr. & Mrs. W. Christopher Clark Peggy & Tony Clarke Mrs. Gwen Cleghorn Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Cochran, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tony Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cohn Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm H. Cole, Jr. Mr. Eddie Compton Dr. & Mrs. Doyt L. Conn Ms. Cathryn V. Cook Mr. Michael Cooley Philip & Alice Cordes Bruce W. Cotterman Ms. Jane Cox Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Cox Ms. Betsy Crawford Dr. & Mrs. Mark Crawshaw Billy & Kay Crouch — K & J Title Works Gray & Marge Crouse Ms. Winnie T. Currie Mr. David D’Ambrosio Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Daniel , Jr. Ms. Elaine Davis Dr. & Mrs. Monte V. Davis Ms. Priscilla A. Davis Ms. Traci Davis Mr. & Mrs. Alex Day Mark & Julie De Jong Dr. & Mrs. Dorsey M. Deaton Ms. Katie Deegan & Mr. Scott Tinnon

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Mr. Rob D’Elena Mary & Mahlon Delong Ms. Kay Dempsey Des-Syn, Inc. Harold & Sandra Dickerson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Dierdorff Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Dillingham Dr. & Mrs. Morton B. Dimenstien Ms. Elizabeth Dimling Dr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Dolinger Mrs. John Donaldson Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Donovan Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Dorazewski Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Mr. Kevin S. Early Mr. Raymond F. Edge Dr. Elizabeth M. Ellis Mrs. Merrill B. Ellis in memory of Mr. R. Park Ellis Clay & Holly Elrod Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Ms. Diane Erdman Mr. & Mrs. Alex Erwin Mr. Steven F. Ethridge Jim & Nancy Ewing Ms. Mary A. Fair Mr. & Mrs. James Farmer Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Steven B. Farrow & Vernon Price Dr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Ferdinand Ms. Julie A. Fishman & Dr. Terry Pechacek Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Folger Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Sidney N. Franklin & Dr. Mary Pratt Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Homer S. French, Jr. Mr. Norman C. Frost Ms. Linda Fulgenzi Mrs. Anda Gadidov Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gantt Joseph & Susan Gavalis Dr. Annie J. Gavin Mr. & Mrs. Andrew A. Geller

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Geller Ms. Danielle Giacomini Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Gilbert Mr. Mark Gilbert David M. Gittelman Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gole Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle Carol H. Gordon Mr. Harold Gorvy Mr. Marc D. Gottlieb Mr. Kenneth L. Gould Ms. Kathy Grady & Ms. Liz Lemons Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Grant Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Laurence O. Gray Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Greer Mr. & Mrs. David Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Roger Allen Grigg & Elizabeth S. Vantine Mr. & Mrs. John E. Grimm In honor of Dominick Argento Mr. Theron Gunter Joe Guthridge & David Ritter* Mr. Patricio R. Gutierrez Mr. Michael Habachy John B. Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. Isaac N. Habif Dr. Sylvia Halleck Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Ms. Anne Hammond Harps Tarps Richard W. Harrell Mr. Walter B. Harvey Mr. James W. Hays Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Hecht Ms. Susan V. Herrin Mark Heindl & John Lynch Helix Imaging Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Herrmann Mr. Douglas Hilton Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Hines Mr. & Mrs. David L. Hinshaw Thomas & Catherine Hoffmann Mr. J. Mac Holladay & Ms. Susan Maxwell Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hughes

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ASO | support Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Hundt Mr. John M. Hutchinson & Mr. Brian Bonin Ms. Lisa Hyman IBM Matching Grants InterContinental Buckhead Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Mrs. Benita P. Johnson Mr. Bruce H. Johnson & Ms. Andrea Roamine Mr. & Mrs. Glen Johnson Ms. Kimberly Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Lynn H. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnston Mrs. John A. Jolley Carol Fulwiler Jones Mr. Dallas Jones & Ms. Suzel Wyvill-Jones Mr. Ezra B. Jones III Martha Jane Jones Ms. Andrea Juliao Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Jurado Ms. Regina Kane & Mr. Jeffery Dworetz Ms. Elena Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Karpaty Cabinets Mr. & Mrs. Kent Kelley Dr. Gail M. Kendall INDIGO42 Ms. Bonnie S. Kennedy Ed & Teresa Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Fredric D. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Khoury Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Dr. Candance KimbroughGreen Ms. Carlene T. Kincaid Mr. Bryan Kirkland Mr. William J. & Mrs. Betty Lynn Kirwan Mr. Fred Klingenberg Mr. & Mrs. James M. Koelemay, Jr. Mr. George & Dr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Kuzela Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Mr. & Mrs. Keith Lamberson

Ms. Greta Langpap Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Mr. & Mrs. Igor Lazar Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Mr. & Mrs. William Lennie Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Mr. & Mrs. William L. Levine Diane & David Levy Doreen Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Melville C. Lindsay , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Lindsey, Jr. Mr. A. Warren Lippitt & Dr. Jean A. Muench Mr. John Little & Mrs. Kathleen Casses Mrs. Betty Loud Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Love Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Loverde Mr. Kevin & Dr. Jennifer Lyman Maurice (Ted) & Gloria Maloof Mr. Gary Mann Mr. Magd Riad Mr. Jeffrey Martin Dr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Martin, Jr. Ms. Paula Martin Sharan & Tony Martin Mr. Pierce Matthews Richard B. Matthews Dr. Danny McBrayer Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie, III Mrs. Jenny H. McElligott Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. McGinnis Toni McGowan Ms. JoAnn McLean Dr. & Mrs. Hugh C. McLeod III Mr. Charles McPhail Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Elsa Ann Gaines & Joe Meyer Ms. Caroline Miklosovic & Ms. Allison Taylor David & Kara Miller Mr. Donald Miller Mr. & Mrs. Norman F. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Miller Mr. Scott Miller Ms. Tish Mills Lonnie & Agneta Mimms

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Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mitchell, Jr. Mr. Lawrence E. Mock Mrs. Elena C. Mola Mr. & Mrs. Sean Molley Mrs. Sarah Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris Tim & Kate Morris Dr. Patricia Moulton Mrs. Sherry Murphy Mr. Bill Musso Mr. Gregory Nell Mr. Kalonji Nicholson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nowicki Mr. Jim Nowicki Ms. Marie A. Obiekwe Dr. John D. Orme Chip & Julie Oudin Mr. John C. Owens Dr. & Mrs. Roger Pajari Mr. & Mrs. Robert I. Paller Adelisa Panlilio & Andrew Eilers Mr. & Mrs. Charles Paparelli Paradise Rental Boats Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Peaden Mr. Steve M. Peck Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler Dr. Allan & Dr. Lori Peljovich Tremayne A. Perry Mr. & Mrs. S. Howard Pharr III Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Phillips George & Susan Phillips Mr. & Mrs. John Pilgrim Ms. Lauretta Pinckney Simon & Barbara Pines Mr. & Mrs. Douglas S. Pisik Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer G. Ernest Plunkett Mr. Andy Poole Ms. Ira Ralph Ms. Lavanya Ramanujan Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Ramsay Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Raper Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Mrs. Rochelle D. Reeder Ms. Joyce Reedy

Lauren & Klaus Rees Ms. Kathryn W. Reid Ms. Susan E. Reid Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Ms. Joyce Resnick & Dr. Robert Schumacher Restaurant Eugene Mr. Ed Rhein LeeAnne Richardson & James Diedrick Ms. Joycia C. Ricks Mrs. JoAnn Rieger Mr. & Mrs. Jay Rising Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Karen Rogers The Roosevelt Hotel New York City Mr. Leonard L. Roy, Jr. Angela Ryan Mr. Paul Ryan Mr. Daryll J. Samples Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Samuelson Ms. Sally Sangster Mr. & Mrs. Milton Saul Mr. & Mrs. John Saunders Mr. Karl & Dr. Debra Saxe Mr. Eduardo Schoen Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Schreck Caroline Wainright & Colby Schwartz Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Schwarzer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Scovil Ms. Jessica Senning Mr. Alexander Shane & Ms. Cynthia Peng Dr. Tanya & Mr. Earl R. Sharpe Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Sharpenberg Ms. Fawn M. Shelton Dr. & Mrs. Lee R. Shelton Mr. & Mrs. James Sherwood, IV Douglas & Robin Shore Dr. Steven L. Shore Dr. Hui-Kuo Shu & Dr. Chi-Ming Chang Alida & Stuart Silverman Rex & Joy Simms Mr. & Mrs. David L. Sjoquist Bill & Susan Small


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ASO | support Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Smith Marjorie M. Smith, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Snow David & Mei Snyder Dr. Seymour & Helena Solodar Mr. & Mrs. John E. Sowers Mrs. Jack J. Spalding Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Srochi Dr. & Mrs. David Stacy Mr. & Mrs. Art Staden Dr. Kenneth M. Stallings Mr. & Mrs. Aaron C. Stambler Mr. & Mrs. Reed F. Steele Mr. & Mrs. Warren N. Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. James B. Steiner Academia of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health & Endoscopic Surgery Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Stern Dr. & Mrs. Charles P. Stewart Mr. Glenn R. Stewart & Ms. Amanda Spiers Ms. Jennifer Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Ms. Andrea Strickland & Mr. N. J. Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Ramon A. Suarez Dr. & Mrs. Louis Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. George Sutherlin Ms. Rhea Swalm Mr. & Mrs. Alva Tabor III Mr. Italo Tancredi & Mrs. Maria Vera-Tancredi Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taratus Mr. Royal Teague Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen John & Marilyn Thomas Karen Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Hal Thompson Carolyn & Tom Thorsen Ms. Mary Thurlow Mr. Joe M. Timberlake Willard & Wanda Timm C. Barry & Louisa Titus Roger & Brenda Torri Mrs. McKellar Townes, Jr. Ms. Mary F. Trembath

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

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

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

The Patron Circle Each year The Woodruff Arts Center raises

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

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

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

Lou Brown Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Ingrid Saunders Jones Jones Lang LaSalle JPMorgan Chase, Atlanta Philip I. Kent Foundation Kimberly-Clark Kurt P. Kuehn & Cheryl Davis Lanier Parking Solutions Blanche Lipscomb Foundation, Inc. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Karole & John Lloyd Macy’s Foundation The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Mohawk Industries, Inc. & Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Nonami Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Vicki & John Palmer Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Post Properties, Inc. Jane & Joe Prendergast Mary & Craig Ramsey/Accenture The H. English Ermine Cater Robinson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Russell Reynolds Louise Sams & Jerome Grilhot Selig Enterprises, Inc./ The Selig Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Shirk Smith & Howard Karen & John Spiegel State Bank & Trust Company Superior Essex Inc. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor Taylor Consulting Group, Inc. Taylor English Duma LLP Tishman Speyer Properties Towers Watson Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Sue & John Wieland Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees *Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donor Donations for the Annual Campaign from June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013 | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 71

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

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

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

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

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Audra McDonald

Next month, celebrated performer Audra McDonald will headline the ASO’s annual Symphony Gala. Read what she has to say about coming to Atlanta, being named Musical America’s Musician of the Year, and more in this exclusive interview.


ou’re headlining the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming 2014 Symphony Gala. What

can audiences expect?

The program is quite eclectic; some of the songs are from my new album, Go Back Home, but all are pieces I love to sing. My programs are a mixture of songs from the American musical theater songbook from about 1929 all the way up to 2011. I love introducing new material to my audiences, and there will definitely be something for everyone. The ASO’s Symphony Gala benefits the Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs, which include the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Talent Development Program. Why do you think supporting and advocating music education in the community is so important?

tion. These are tools that can be used in all different aspects of one’s life, no matter what profession they end up choosing. For me personally, I learned to channel my energy into musical theater and consequently learned how to focus not only on the present but also the future. The performing arts also teaches tolerance, as we all have different views on what sounds or looks beautiful. Through arts education, we learn to appreciate our differences. What are you most looking forward to most about your visit to Atlanta?

Because of my tour schedule, I am usually in a city for a very short period of time. While I wish I could go out and explore, I am usually sitting in my hotel room resting and preparing for my concert. I am excited to perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. It is a treat getting to perform with an orchestra as good as the ASO.

One of my main goals as a performer is to Congratulations on recently being inspire young people to get involved in the named Musical America’s 2013 Musician performing arts. Music teaches children of the Year! How does it feel to receive discipline and also the art of collaborathis honor? | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 75

It was such an incredible honor to receive Musical America’s Musician of the Year Award. I remember flipping through the pages of Musical America when I was a student at Juilliard and would often turn to the directory for industry updates and information. Many of my musical idols have received this award, such as Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills, Leontyne Price, and Wynton Marsalis, and I am honored to be in their company. When did you begin your career in the arts and what inspired you to pursue this career?

Singing and acting were my passions as a kid, and I was itching to get on stage from an early age. I was lucky to have parents who were supportive. Good Company director Dan Pessano and my mother both had a great impact on my career. Initially my parents introduced me to theater as an outlet for my energy, and I knew I wanted to be involved when I had my first chance to perform with the Good Company Players’s Junior Company. They taught me that hard work and discipline are so important, but equally as important is to stay true to and celebrate who you are. It sounds cliché, but it’s true. You were recently involved in NBC’s production of The Sound of Music. Can you tell us a little bit about what that experience was like?

It was a huge challenge and a really ambitious project, but it was a wonderful and wild experience. It was a very diverse cast, and I had a lot of fun. It was a thrill getting to work with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle. While we performed on a soundstage and it was broadcast live, we approached it as 76 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

if it were a staged night in the theater like a Broadway show, so I wasn’t nervous. Your most recent album, Go Back Home, is the first album you have released in seven years. What inspired this project?

This album is incredibly personal. If someone were to write a Broadway show about my life, this album would be it. I had tried a couple of times over the past seven years to get an album out, and it just wasn’t coming. And I thought, well, I’m not going to do an album until I have something to say. And when I look back on that now, I realize it’s because life was happening, and I was living life. And sometimes some people say as a performer, you go out and you give everything you have on stage or whatnot, and then you have to go and fill up again. For good and for bad, I think life filled me up again, and it finally came together for me last winter when I was back in New York with my family and performing on Broadway. How long did it take to complete the album?

It really took me seven years to figure out what I wanted to say. Once it hit me, it only took a few months to record, edit, and release it. You worked with several different artists and songwriters while creating this album. What inspired these collaborations

In choosing material for an album, I don’t look at who has written it or where it has come from. Instead I ask, does the song move me, can I connect to it, and can I sing it? Most of the songs on Go Back Home are songs that I’ve been looking at and singing for a while and which have come together in a very organic way. It’s

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from the last seven years —themes that have been popping up in my life. Go Back Home is not only one of the song titles, it also has a lot to do with my coming back to the theater— coming back home. When I heard “Go Back Home,” I just thought this song speaks so much to what I’ve been through —my hopes and the things I was thinking about when I was laying in bed in California while shooting Private Practice and wishing I was back home in New York. “Go Back Home” not only means literally going back home to New York, but also going back home to the world of music and theater, and back home in terms of making albums again. After playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s Private Practice for four seasons, was it difficult to transition back to Broadway for your role in Gershwins’s Porgy and Bess?

It was actually a fairly easy transition for me. My career started on a live stage and so it felt nice to be back home in a theater on Broadway. I loved Private Practice, but needed to be home in New York with my family.

From stage to TV and beyond, you’ve been involved in so many different genres of performance. What’s your favorite?

I really like the variety, which is why I don’t limit myself to one particular genre. All of us have multiple interests; it’s what brings fulfillment on a human level. One nourishes and feeds into the other. When you’re singing, you’re also making acting choices, and when you’re filming a scene for television, for example, you find an almost musical rhythm to your interactions with the other actors. Singing makes me a better actor, and vice versa. What kinds of projects do you have coming up?

I am looking to head to Broadway again soon, but I can’t really say anything right now. There is a project in the works, but my main focus is spending time with my husband and family.

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The cast of PIPPIN

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Broadway in Atlanta’s 2014-15 season features ‘Pippin,’ ‘Newsies,’ a new ‘Phantom’ and the return of ‘Wicked’

By Kathy Janich

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umblers, jugglers, newsies and dirty dancing will fill the Fox Theatre stage in 201415, according to the folks at Broadway in Atlanta. Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Pippin, Motown the Musical and Dirty Dancing are Atlanta premieres. The schedule includes a new production of The Phantom of the Opera and the return of Blue Man Group. Subscribers will also have the option of seeing Wicked and/or Mamma Mia! Details:


The Little Mermaid. July 8-13. You can’t keep a good mermaid down, it seems. This show, with a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, was torpedoed last season when Theater of Stars, sadly, went out of business. It ran for seven months on Broadway in 2008-09. Mamma Mia! Sept. 23-28. A treat for devotees of 1970s and ‘80s pop-rockers ABBA. The musical comedy, centered around an impending wedding and set on a tiny Greek island, continues to pack them in on Broadway, where it’s been running for more than a dozen years. The Phantom of the Opera. Oct. 22-Nov. 2. You can’t keep a determined Phantom down, it seems. This new staging, from British impresario Cameron Mackintosh, promises that everything — sets, costumes, lights, even that chandelier — is bigger and better than ever before. This version includes the talents of renowned choreographer and playmaker Matthew Bourne, who “oversees” the production along with Mackintosh. Still one of the | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 83

The cast of NEWSIES

rick Swayze, has toured the world but has never played Broadway.

top sellers on Broadway, even after 26 years. Winner of seven 1988 Tony awards including best musical and many for design. Dirty Dancing. Nov. 25-30. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is about to learn some major life lessons as well as a thing or two about dancing. She’ll have the time of her life. The show, based on the 1987 feature film with Jennifer Grey and Pat84 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

Wicked. Feb. 18-March 8, 2015. Look, here comes Glinda in her bubble! The last time this musical about a different Oz-ian odyssey played Atlanta, it broke North American sales records. Find out what happened before The Wizard of Oz tale began, with Glinda and her green good friend, Elphaba. Based on the popular novel by Gregory Maguire. The score is by Steven Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell). Winner of three 2004 Tony awards and now in its 11th Broadway season. Blue Man Group. April 7-12. The Blue Men do stuff — with music, comedy, marshmallows and multimedia theatrics — that keep audiences coming back. The non-speaking threesome, aka, the Blue


Newsies. Jan. 10-25, 2015. New from Disney Theatricals. Based on true events, it tells the story of newsboys in 1899 New York and their fight with the all-powerful publishers of the day. The score is by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, with a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles). Newsies opened on Broadway in March 2012 and is still running. It won 2012 Tony awards for best score and best choreography (by Christopher Gattelli). Its original leading man was Jeremy Jordan (TV’s “Smash”).

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“The Music of the Night” Cooper Grodin as The Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine Daaé

Motown the Musical. Aug. 18-23, 2015. Tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and his journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music 86 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

mogul, featuring more than 60 Motown classics including “ABC,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Come See About Me,” “I Hear a Symphony,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Tears of a Clown.” Nearing its first Broadway anniversary and almost always among the weekly box-office champs. Broadway in Atlanta subscription packages begin at $209 for all seven shows; six-show packages also are available. Single-show tickets will go on sale eight to 12 weeks before opening night. For more, visit the Broadway in Atlanta website at


Men, last played the Fox in January 2013. Pippin. May 5-10, 2015. Returned to Broadway in a stunning, Cirque du Soleillike revival 40 years after its original opening. Pippin tells the story of the title character, a son of Charlemagne, who’s searching for his place in the world. The score, by the aforementioned Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) includes such gems as “Magic to Do,” “Corner of the Sky” and the audience sing-along “No Time At All.” The 1997 original ran almost five years and won five Tony awards, including two for director-choreographer Bob Fosse. The revival, which opened in March 2013 and is still running, won four Tony awards, including best musical revival.

january 31 : yMusic february 8 : Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 february 20 : Lang Lang, piano march 28 : Inon Barnatan, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello tickets on sale now! ticket prices vary. arts at emory box office • 404.727.5050 pHoto credits (l to r) yMusic: Kinan Faham; Anat Cohen: Jimmy Katz; Lang Lang: © Peter Hönnemann; Inon Barnatan: Marco Borggreve; Alisa Weilerstein: © Jamie Jung.

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MAR Sat: 2pm | Youth Orchestra

CRESCENDO CONCERT Jere Flint, conductor Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Thu: 8pm | Delta Classical



MAR Thu/Fri: 8pm | Delta Classical

RAVEL: Pavane LESHNOFF: Flute Concerto DEBUSSY: Jeux MOZART: “Paris” Symphony Robert Spano, conductor Jeffrey Khaner, flute


MAR Fri: 6:30pm | First Friday

MARK GREY: Fire Angels WORLD PREMIERE MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 Robert Spano, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Stuart Skelton, tenor


MAR Fri/Sat: 8pm | POPS!



RAVEL: Pavane LESHNOFF: Flute Concerto Robert Spano, conductor Jeffrey Khaner, flute

TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH Larry Blank, conductor Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, Donna McKechnie, vocalists


MAR Sat: 8pm | Special Presentation

SYMPHONY GALA WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Robert Spano, conductor Audra McDonald, soprano


MAR Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm/Sun: 2pm Delta Classical

DANCE WITH THE DYNAMIC DUO WAGNER: “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde RAVEL: La valse STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring Donald Runnicles, conductor & piano Robert Spano, piano Presented by:


SOUNDS OF THE SYMPHONY! Jere Flint, conductor




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ASO | general info LATE SEATING Patrons arriving after the concert begins are seated at the discretion of house management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Late arrivers may be initially seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE All programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are accessible to people with disabilities. Please call the box office (404.733.5000) to make advance arrangements. SYMPHONY STORE The ASO’s gift shop is located in the galleria and offers a wide variety of items, ranging from ASO recordings and music-related merchandise to T-shirts and mugs. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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

ASO | ticket info CAN’T ATTEND A CONCERT? If you can’t use or exchange your tickets, please consider passing them on to friends, or return them to the box office for resale. To donate tickets, please call 404.733.5000 before the concert begins. A receipt will be mailed to you in January acknowledging the value of all tickets donated for resale during the year.

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday; and noon – 8 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Please note: All single-ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs are subject to change.

SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MondayFriday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a best-available basis.

GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more save up to 15 percent on most ASO concerts, subject to ticket availability. Call 404.733.4848. 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. 90 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra |

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Ahavath Achim  Synagogue's  Cultural  Arts  Performance  Series  presents:

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ACP AT SPIVEY HALL “Quartet Triptych” Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 pm Spivey Hall Clayton State University, Morrow $30, Students are half price with ID Join our email list and “Like” us on Facebook for discounted advance tickets!



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ASO | gallery 2. TDP 20TH TDP 20th (in bold as is) Talent Development Program (TDP) alum Malcom Parson performed at the Alumni Legacy Concert — part of the TDP’s 20th anniversary celebration.

3. LOUD IN THE LIBRARY: An ASO string quartet gave a free concert at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library as part of the ASO’s partnership with the DeKalb County Public Library.




1. HOW LOW CAN YOU GO The ASO low brass section stopped by Star 94 studios to spread some cheer on the “Cindy & Jimmy” morning show.

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