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16 Spirit of the Blues

21 This week’s concert and program notes

The music has simmered in Marcus Roberts over the course of almost 15 years. Pianist, jazz icon and composer talks about his Spirit of the Blues.

40 Community Corner Orchestra bassist Douglas Sommer

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e’re late. We know we are late, and we are late deliberately. Did you notice?

Normally, we would have announced our new season by now. Early in December, we took a fresh look at the upcoming season, and decided that we needed to rethink it. The ASO is, at its heart, a nexus for innovation. Everything we do tries to balance the new and experimental with the traditional, popular and important. When we looked at what we had planned for the 2013-14 season it was, to be blunt, too safe. We didn’t exactly start over, but we did take a fresh look at it and decide to make some significant changes. These changes are focused on attracting new audience members and re-energizing the concert going experience. We expect the new season announcement to drop in early April. When it does, we think you will agree we are being true to that balance of innovation and tradition. In the mean time, thanks for your patience and for being here tonight. Patrons like you are why we do what we do.


s tamos atrasados. Sabemos que estamos atrasados, y estamos atrasados deliberadamente.

¿Se dio cuenta? Normalmente, a estas alturas ya habríamos anunciado nuestra nueva temporada. A comienzos de diciembre, le echamos un nuevo vistazo a la próxima temporada y decidimos que teníamos que repensarla. La Orquesta Sinfónica de Atlanta es, fundamentalmente, un nexo para la innovación. Tratamos de equilibrar lo nuevo y experimental con lo tradicional, popular e importante en todo lo que hacemos. Cuando consideramos lo que habíamos planeado para la temporada 2013-14, nos dimos cuenta de que era, para ser francos, demasiado segura. No empezamos de nuevo exactamente, pero le echamos un nuevo vistazo y decidimos hacer algunos cambios significativos. Estos cambios se concentran en atraer una nueva audiencia y en revitalizar la experiencia de asistir a un concierto. Esperamos anunciar la nueva temporada a comienzos de abril. Cuando lo hagamos, pensamos que usted estará de acuerdo en que seguimos siendo fieles a ese equilibrio entre la innovación y la tradición. Mientras tanto, gracias por su paciencia y por estar aquí esta noche. Es por los miembros de la audiencia como usted que hacemos lo que hacemos. Warmest wishes, Con nuestros mejores deseos.

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leadership Atlanta Symphony Orchestra League 2012-2013 Board of Directors Officers Jim Abrahamson D. Kirk Jamieson Chair Vice Chair Karole F. Lloyd Meghan H. Magruder Chair-Elect Vice Chair

Joni Winston Secretary Mark D. Wasserman Treasurer

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

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

Penny McPhee Howard D. Palefsky Suzanne Tucker Plybon Patricia H. Reid Margaret Conant Reiser Martin Richenhagen Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.* Dennis Sadlowski William Schultz† John Sibley H. Hamilton Smith Lucinda B. Smith Thurmond Smithgall†

Paul Snyder Gail Ravin Starr Mary Rose Taylor Joseph M. Thompson Liz Troy† Ray Uttenhove Chilton Davis Varner S. Patrick Viguerie Rick Walker† Thomas Wardell John B. White, Jr. Richard S. White, Jr. Patrice Wright-Lewis Camille Yow

Board of counselors Mrs. Helen Aderhold Elinor Breman Donald P. Carson Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler

Arnoldo Fiedotin Charles Ginden John T. Glover Frances B. Graves Dona Humphreys Aaron J. Johnson Ben F. Johnson III

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ecognized as one of the brightest and most imaginative conductors of his generation, Robert Spano is in his 12th season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has elevated the ensemble to new levels of international prominence. Under Mr. Spano’s artistic leadership, the Orchestra and its audiences have explored a creative mix of programming, including Theater of a Concert performances, which use different formats, settings, and enhancements for the musical performance experience. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Mr. Spano’s and the Orchestra’s commitment to nurturing and championing music through multiyear partnerships defining a new generation of American composers. Since 2001 Mr. Spano and the Orchestra have performed more than 100 concerts containing contemporary works and, by the end of the 2012-13 season, will have performed 16 ASO-commissioned world premieres. Mr. Spano has a discography with the Orchestra of 19 recordings, six of which have won Grammy awards. He has led the Orchestra in 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, Mr. Spano oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs, including Aspen’s American Academy of Conducting. Dedicated to pedagogy and multidisciplinary studies, he has lectured on “Community” for TEDx and recently completed a three-year residency at Emory University. In its 165-year history, Emory University has honored only seven other individuals with such expansive residencies, including the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, and author Salman Rushdie. 

Mr. Spano’s 2012-13 guest engagements include the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics; San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia symphony orchestras; and Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has conducted at Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera Ring Cycles.


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Musical America’s 2008 “Conductor of the Year,” Mr. Spano is on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory, and received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University, and Oberlin, as well as Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.

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Donald Runnicles Donald Runnicles Principal Guest

Music Director The Robert Reid Topping The Robert Chair Reid * Topping Chair *

Conductor Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams The Neil andChair Sue * Williams 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 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

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




Judith Cox Raymond Leung Sanford Salzinger

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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 Wesley Collins ◊ Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin

Ralph Jones Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair Gloria Jones Associate Principal Jane Little Assistant Principal Emeritus Michael Kenady Michael Kurth Joseph McFadden Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson

Michael Krajewski

Jere Flint

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Staff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair*





Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair* Robert Cronin Associate Principal Carl David Hall

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

Colin Williams Principal Nathan Zgonc George Curran ◊

Elisabeth RemyJohnson Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair



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

Brice Andrus Principal Susan Welty Associate Principal Thomas Witte Richard Deane ◊ Anna Spina • Bruce Kenney


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Emily Brebach • CLARINET

Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair* Ted Gurch Associate Principal William Rappaport Alcides Rodriguez


Thomas Hooten ◊ David Vonderheide • Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair* Karin Bliznik Associate Principal Michael Tiscione Joseph Walthall


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

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


The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair* Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY

Rebecca Beavers Principal Nicole Jordan Assistant Principal Librarian John Wildermuth Assistant Librarian ‡ rotate between sections * Chair named in perpetuity † Regularly engaged musician • New this season ◊ Leave of absence Players in string sections are listed alphabetically



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Symphony Gala Concert Concert of Saturday, March 2, at 7:30p.m.

Scott Dunn, Conductor Steve Martin, Banjo Steep Canyon Rangers Charles R. Humphrey III Nicky Sanders Mike Guggino Graham Sharp Woody Platt. Copland: Rodeo-Hoedown Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite- On The Trail Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concert on October 27, 2012 at Carnegie Hall was made possible through the generous support of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Thurmond Smithgall, Victoria and Howard Palefsky, and Delta Air Lines. Solo pianos used by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are gifts of the Atlanta Steinway Society and in memory of David Goldwasser. The Hamburg Steinway piano is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Rosi Fiedotin. The Yamaha custom six-quarter tuba is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Principal Tuba player Michael Moore from The Antinori Foundation. This performance is being recorded for broadcast at a later time. Atlanta Symphony concert broadcasts are heard each week on Atlanta’s WABE FM-90.1 and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s statewide network. The Atlanta Symphony records for ASO Media. Other recordings of the Orchestra are available on the Argo, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Nonesuch, Philips, Telarc and Sony Classical labels. Media sponsors: WABE, WSB AM, and AJC. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.’s Performing Arts Publication


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teve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he’s excelled as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. This spring, Rounder Records will release Steve Martin’s third full length album called “Love Has Come For You.” The album is a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell and is set for release on April 23. The remarkable new album offers 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics. “Love Has Come For You” is a substantial departure, as a well as a creative milestone, for both artists. In 2011, Martin released his second full length bluegrass album “Rare Bird Alert.” Produced by Tony Trishka, the album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Additionally, Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Grammy®-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers. Prior to this, Martin was honored with a Grammy® for his debut album, “The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo,” which won for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010.  Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award® for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and made appearances on HBO’s On Location and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999).’s Performing Arts Publication




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teep Canyon Rangers, a bluegrass band formed by college friends at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, just won their first Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2012 for their latest album, Nobody Knows You. Released April 10, 2012, Nobody Knows You, is the seventh album from the North Carolinabased group and their Rounder Records debut. Met with critical and commercial acclaim, Nobody Knows You – co-produced by 9-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa – is fueled by deft musicianship, original songwriting, distinctive vocals and creative arrangements that eschew all formulas. This success follows the highly celebrated album Rare Bird Alert, their first recorded collaboration with Steve Martin. Released in March of 2011, Rare Bird Alert debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and at No. 43 on the Billboard Top 200. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have toured together extensively since 2010. Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 2011. Coming off their Grammy win, the Steep Canyon Rangers will continue touring extensively, including stops at MerleFest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. This spring and summer, they will tour with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to support the duo’s upcoming release of Love Has Come to You. Upcoming television appearances include “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The View” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” with Martin and Brickell and they are slated for a CNN appearance in early March. They have also appeared on “The Colbert Report” and “Austin City Limits.” SCR will begin recording their next album at Levon Helm Studios in late February with Larry Campbell producing. Campbell is a three-time Grammy award-winning producer and currently serves as musical director for the Levon Helm Midnight Ramble concerts. The members of the Steep Canyon Rangers are Charles R. Humphrey III, Nicky Sanders, Mike Guggino, Graham Sharp, and Woody Platt.’s Performing Arts Publication



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Dining Guide Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, DK-Dekalb, D–Downtown, DW-Dunwoody, IP–Inman Park, M­—Midtown, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, NA­—North Atlanta, V—Vinings, W–Westside

AMERICAN Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404-9617370, M The Melting Pot is the premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations, including 754 Peachtree St. NE, 404-389-0099, M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, VH


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ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, M Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, M

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; B, SS, D


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Eleven Restaurant & Bar A luxurious destination at Loews Atlanta Hotel. Delectable cuisine, vibrant cocktails and live music. Visit them for delightful pre or post performance cocktails, or a quick bite that always gets a standing ovation. 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404-7455745, cuisine. M South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404873-7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., 770-435-0700, M, V Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures pure flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678-651-2770, ellishotel. com/terrace. D


Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, B


Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404870-0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-264-0253, M, B Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, M


Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, OFW



Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, M


Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 404-846-2000, M


Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar With a casual atmosphere and fare that is anything but casual, features a rustic menu that draws influences from all parts of Italy and its Mediterranean neighbors. 980 Piedmont Ave., 404-343-2446, M Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse located at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead is Atlanta’s newest dining destination. 3500 Peachtree Rd., NE, 404-844-4810, B La Tagliatella captures the essence of traditional Italian cuisine by exploring the best tastes and textures directly from their origin. Our generous portions are designed so that guests can fully enjoy and share with each other. 933 Peachtree St. NE, 678-608-3188,, M La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, VH LPC offers ingredient driven cuisine that focuses on the hand-made aspect of Italian cooking, using the local bounty as a guide. 1545 Peachtree St., 404-888-8709. lapietracucina. com, M


Alma A refreshing new approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404-968-9662, D Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, B

El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656,


Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, VH


Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu incorporates classics including crab and corn hush puppies, a signature seafood boil, and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels; along with signature fresh catch entrees. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, 404869-0777, B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, P Lure is a modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404-817-3650. M

Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club committed to serving the highest quality seafood, steak, handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines. Guests enjoy red carpet hospitality, live entertainment and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where elegance is timeless. 3102 Piedmont Road, NE 404-8460505. B


Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, firstserved. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-8691191, B

April concerts

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support The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra thanks individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose contributions help the Orchestra make a difference in our community. The following list represents the cumulative total of philanthropy of $1,750 and above. (Please note that donor benefits are based solely on contributions to the annual fund.)

Appassionato Carrie Kurlander, Appassionato Chair The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the Southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 and welcomes annual givers of $10,000 and above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous and strong financial base in support of our ambitious aritistic and education initiatives. $500,000+

Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers Wells Fargo Delta Air Lines The Zeist Foundation, Inc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $250,000+

The Coca-Cola Company

Mrs. William A. Schwartz


Global Payments Inc. Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Turner Broadcasting System Woodruff Arts Center

Anonymous The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Ms. Lynn Eden GE Asset Management $75,000+

Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Fulton County Arts & Culture

Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.


The Graves Foundation Invesco The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Reiman Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Mr. Thurmond Smithgall

Robert Spano SunTrust Bank SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation Walter H. & Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP UPS Susan & Thomas Wardell William Randolph Hearst Foundation


Georgia Natural Gas Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation

Massey Charitable Trust Victoria & Howard Palefsky

Porsche Cars North America Publix Super Markets Charities

* As of Feb 15, 2013.We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.

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program support $25,000+

Jim & Adele Abrahamson Acuity Brands, Inc. Susan & Richard Anderson Mr. Arthur Blank Ms. Stephanie Blank Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Marcia & John Donnell

Catherine Warren Dukehart Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific Foundation King & Spalding Lockheed Martin Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Karole & John Lloyd Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal*

Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Patty & Doug Reid Ryder Systems, Inc. Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.* Adair & Dick White Sue & Neil** Williams


Pinney L. Allen & Charles C. Miller III Alston & Bird LLP The Arnold Foundation, Inc. Kelley & Neil H. Berman Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Gary & Nancy Fayard The Home Depot Foundation Jane & Clay Jackson Amy & Mark Kistulinec Kelly Loeffler & Jeffrey C. Sprecher

Mr. Ken & Dr. Carolyn Meltzer Merlin Wealth Management Group at MorganStanley SmithBarney Metropolitan Life Foundation Suzanne & Bill Plybon*

Dr. Stanley & Shannon Romanstein Ray & John Uttenhove Chilton & Morgan Varner Patrick & Susie Viguerie Camille Yow

Mr. & Mrs. David Edmiston Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. in memory of Polly Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III InterContinental Hotels Group D. Kirk Jamieson, Verizon Wireless

Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Steve & Eydie Koonin Southern Company Donna Lee & Howard C. Ehni Meghan & Clarke Magruder

Nordstrom, Inc. Joyce & Henry Schwob Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Loren & Gail Starr Alison M. & Joseph M. Thompson Mike & Liz Troy

Drs. Carlos del Rio & Jeannette Guarner The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Eleanor & Charles Edmondson E&J Gallo Winery Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Mary D. Gellerstedt Charles & Mary Ginden Nancy D. Gould John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc. Hennessy Lexus Jan & Tom Hough Mr. & Mrs. Tad Hutcheson

Roya & Bahman Irvani Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Philip Kent, in honor of Neil Williams Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough James H. Landon Mr. & Mrs. John M. Law Pat & Nolan Leake The Livingston Foundation, Inc. Morgens West Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Mr. and Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Primerica Margaret & Bob Reiser Bill & Rachel Schultz* Mr. John A. Sibley III Siemens Industry, Inc. John Sparrow Mary Rose Taylor Carol & Ramon Tome Family Fund* Trapp Family Charlie Wade & M.J. Conboy Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Neal & Virginia Williams


The Antinori Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Mary Rockett Brock Wright & Allison Caughman Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Cofield Trisha & Doug Craft Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III $10,000+ Anonymous AGCO Corporation, Lucinda B. Smith The Balloun Family Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Mr. David Boatwright Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, Inc. The Breman Foundation, Inc. John W. & Rosemary K. Brown The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Cynthia & Donald Carson Dr. John W. Cooledge Cari Katrice Dawson

* As of Feb 15, 2013.We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.’s Performing Arts Publication 35

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corporate & government


Patron Partnership Thomas J. Jung, Chair The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $1,750 or more and comprise a vital extension of the Orchestra family through their institutional leadership and financial support. $7,500+ The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Sally & Carl Gable

Caroline di Donato & Joseph M. O’Donnell

CNN- Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Jere & Patsy Drummond*

GMT Capital Corporation JBS Foundation John & Kyle Rogers

Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Deirdre & Irial Finan David L. Forbes Betty Sands Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Goodsell Mr. & Mrs. David Gould The Jamieson Family Robert J. Jones* Lanier Parking Solutions George H. Lanier Links, Inc., Azalea City Chapter William C. & Anne A. Lester Belinda & Gino Massafra Linda & John Matthews

John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Ms. Terry S. McGehee & Ms. Sheila A. Hunt, A.I.A. Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Walter W. Mitchell Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Margaret H. Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves AGCO Corporation, Martin Richenhagen Vicki & Joe Riedel

The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Sea Island Co. Hamilton & Mason Smith Sandy & Paul Smith Peter James Stelling Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Kimberly S. Tribble & Mark S. Lange Joan N. Whitcomb Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Suzanne Bunzl Wilner H. & T. Yamashita* YP

Deedee & Marc Hamburger Steven & Caroline Harless Sally W. Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Mr.** & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hollums JoAnn Hall Hunsinger Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Johnson Dick & Georgia Kimball*

Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Deborah & William Liss* Linder Security Systems, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. James T. Lowman Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Sandy & Harriet Miller Gregory & Judy Moore Margo Brinton & Eldon Park The Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc.

S.A. Robinson In memory of Willard Shull Amy & Paul Snyder Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Burton Trimble Alan & Marcia Watt

Ms. Diane Durgin David & Patty Emerson George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge John & Michelle Fuller Judy & Ed Garland Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Carol & Henry Grady Mary C. Gramling Ben & Lynda Greer Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Rand & Seth Hagen Harald R. Hansen* Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Mr. Harvey Hill & Dr. Sarah Hill* HG Robinson Silver Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. W. Manchester Hudson Mr. & Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund

Ms. Cynthia Jeness Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Baxter P. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Hazel & Herb Karp Paul & Rosthema Kastin John Kauffman, Kauffman Tire, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Mark B. Kent & Kevin A. Daft Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. King Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert Thomas C. Lawson Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Stephen Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Elvira & Jay Mannelly Ruth & Paul Marston Mr. & Mrs. Joseph D. McDonald* Ms. Shelley S. McGehee Birgit & David McQueen

Mrs. Virginia K. McTague Angela & Jimmy Mitchell* Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Mrs. Rebecca Nathan Dr. Margaret Offermann & Dr. Russell Medford Robert & Mary Ann Olive Barbara & Sanford Orkin David Paule & Gary Mann Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Susan Perdew Leslie & Skip Petter Elise T. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Provaré Technology, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Lee & Betsy Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue June & John Scott Elizabeth S. Sharp

$5,000+ Anonymous (2) Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Ms. Julie M. Altenbach Americasmart Atlanta In honor of Dominick Argento Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Private Wealth Group Lisa & Joe Bankoff Bubba Brands, Inc. Patricia & William Buss Jeff & Ann Cramer* Mary Helen & Jim Dalton Ms. Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds The Elster Foundation

$3,500+ Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Rita & Herschel Bloom Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Chorba Carol Comstock & Jim Davis* Jean & Jerry Cooper Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Ellen & Howard Feinsand James F. Fraser


Anonymous (2) John** & Helen Aderhold Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Paul & Marian Anderson Jack & Helga Beam Leon & Linda Borchers Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Major General & Mrs. Robert M. Bunker Dr. Aubrey M. Bush & Dr. Carol T. Bush Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Ralph & Rita Connell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins Sally & Larry Davis Peter & Vivian de Kok Dr. Francine D. Dykes & Mr. Richard Delay’s Performing Arts Publication 37

support $2,250+ (continued) Angela & Morton Sherzer Beverly & Milton Shlapak Helga Hazelrig Siegel Lewis Silverboard Sydney Simons Baker & Debby Smith Ms. Christina Smith Johannah Smith Mrs. J. Lucian Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Steagall Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel* John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Taylor Annie-York Trujillo & Raul F. Trujillo

Bill & Judy Vogel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Voss Mr. & Mrs. Randolph O. Watson Dr. & Mrs. Roger P. Webb In honor of Ardath Weck

Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mary Lou Wolff Jan & Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates

Ms. Isabel L. Lee J. Bancroft Lesesne & Randolph Henning Mrs. Joan Lipson Mr. Carlos E. Lopez Kay & John T. Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Captain & Mrs. Charles M. McCleskey Mr. Larry McIntyre Lebby Neal Keith & Dana Osborn Mr. & Mrs. Emory H. Palmer Ann E. Pasky Dr.** & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ragland Mr. Tom B. Reynolds Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer

The Gary W. Rollins Foundation John T. Ruff Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral W. Henry Shuford & Nancy Shuford Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Shou Barry & Gail Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Dr. Elizabeth Glenn Stow Mr. & Mrs. Alex Summers Poppy Tanner David & Kelly Taylor Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Sheila L. Tschinkel Turner Foundation, Inc. Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger William & Rebecca White* Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. The Zaban Foundation, Inc. Herbert & Grace Zwerner

$1,750+ Anonymous Mrs. Jean Allen Dr. David & Julie Bakken Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Ms. Marnite B. Calder Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carlin Dr. Michele R. Chartier & Lt. Col. Kirk Chartier Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Dr. & Mrs. William T. Cook Corey & Jennifer Cowart Mr. & Mrs. Brant Davis* Deloitte Elizabeth & John Donnelly Dr. Xavier Duralde & Dr. Mary Barrett Gregory & Debra Durden Cree & Frazer Durrett Mary Frances Early

Dr. & Mrs. Boyd Eaton, Jr. Ree & Ralph Edwards Billy Eiselstein & Andy Greene Heike & Dieter Elsner Mach Flinn Peg Simms Gary Bill & Susan Gibson Caroline & Harry Gilham Mr. Charles E. Griffin Kenneth R. Hey Thomas High In memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Mentewab Ayalew & Peter Hรถyng in honor of Christopher Pulgram The Hyman Foundation Mary B. & Wayne James Lana M. Jordan Mr. Thomas J. Jung JWG Retirement Plan Services, Inc. Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. & Mrs. David Krischer

additional support Blonder Family Foundation

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William McDaniel Charitable Foundation

community corner a family affair…

Douglas & anDrew sommer Orchestra bassist Douglas Sommer shares his love of music with his son. When Doug Sommer shows up for work, he does not sit in a cubicle or behind a desk, but rather a 19th century Italian bass, as he has been for the last 24 years as a bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO). His weeks are filled with intense rehearsals and his weekends with world-class performances, but he does not have to go very far to spend time with his son, Andrew, who is also a bass player in the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra (ASYO). For Doug, a fraction of his career as a professional musician has been spent with the ASO, but for his son, the Orchestra has been a part of his entire life. “Andrew has literally grown up with the Orchestra,” said Doug. “From the time he was little I would bring him to rehearsals and concerts. Everyone has seen him grow from just a kid to who he is now.” Growing up around the Orchestra has made memories for not only Doug and the people who watched Andrew grow, but for Andrew himself. “I remember when I was really little going to Halloween concerts all dressed up in these costumes,” said Andrew. “I would even spend Christmas there watching Norman Mackenzie and the chorus.” Being surrounded by the Orchestra was the perfect recipe for Andrew’s decision to follow in his dad’s musical footsteps — but ask him where his talent comes from, and he will be very quick to tell you. “I started taking bass lessons from my dad when I was eight, and he’s really taught me


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everything I know,” said Andrew. “He’s always been my mentor.” By the time Andrew was a freshman he, like his sister before him, joined the ASYO, which has seen some of the nation’s finest young musicians since its establishment in 1974. According to Doug, this was a decision that came very easily for them. “My daughter joined the Youth Orchestra when she was a sophomore and Andrew when he was a freshman,” explains Doug. “It honestly was never a question for them; they always wanted to do it.” In the Sommer household, music is not just a leisure activity, but a way of life. Doug Sommer and his wife, Phyllis, have surrounded their children with music since before they were even born. “My wife, who is a wonderful soprano singer, would sing to Andrew and the kids while they were still in the womb,” said Doug. “When they were born, that voice became very important to them; they all expected it and wanted it. That was the earliest and I think one of the biggest influences on the kids and on Andrew.” Doug has been Andrew’s mentor from the time he began playing bass and continues to teach him today. Sometimes, though, the student surpasses the maestro — at least according to Doug. “There’s no doubt that Andrew has more talent than me. No doubt at all,” said Doug. “He’s so much more advanced than I was at his age.”

relationship,” said said Andrew. Andrew. “He “He has not hasonly not only Although Although DougDoug sees sees just just how how talented talentedrelationship,” my bass my bass teacher, teacher, but he buthas he taught has taught me me Andrew Andrew is now, is now, his talent his talent was something was something that thatbeenbeen he noticed he noticed whenwhen Andrew Andrew was just was ajust child. a child. how how to betoa be respected a respected musician musician through through youryour actions, and and by being by being a humble, a humble, gracious gracious “We“We realized realized very very earlyearly on that on he thathad he ahad great a greatactions, person.” person.” ear for ear music,” for music,” said said Doug. Doug. “When “When he was he was only only four four or five, or five, he would he would walkwalk over over to the to theMusic Music has been has been a constant a constant element element in Andrew in Andrew pianopiano and play and play the melody the melody of a of hymn a hymn he just he justand and Doug’s Doug’s lives lives which which has unquestionably has unquestionably heardheard in church. in church. His ear Hisand ear his andsense his sense of pitch of pitchbrought brought themthem closer closer together. together. EvenEven as Andrew as Andrew werewere pretty pretty remarkable.” remarkable.” takestakes a quick a quick breakbreak fromfrom his rehearsal his rehearsal in Los in Los Angeles Angeles to perform to perform at the at 2013 the 2013 Grammy Grammy Although Although DougDoug recognizes recognizes his son’s his son’s talenttalent to to Awards, he still he has still time has time to pay to respect pay respect to histo his be better be better thanthan his own, his own, Andrew Andrew doesdoes not see not seeAwards, father. father. it quite it quite the same. the same. dad is dad such is such an incredible an incredible musician, musician, but but “Oh,“Oh, he still he still kickskicks my butt my butt classically, classically, and and“My“My because because he’s so he’s humble, so humble, he never he never goes goes out and out and he will he for willafor long a long time,” time,” said said Andrew. Andrew. “I just “I just seeks seeks attention,” attention,” said said Andrew. Andrew. “Most “Most kids kids havehave so much so much respect respect for him for musically.” him musically.” who who wantwant to betomusicians be musicians don’tdon’t havehave parents parents ThatThat respect respect goes goes beyond beyond music. music. For Andrew, For Andrew, who who understand understand the musical the musical life. I’m life.lucky I’m lucky to to his father his father has been has been a guide a guide for the forperson the person he he havehave one who one who trulytruly gets it.” gets it.” has become. has become. Sean Sean WardWard is an isintern an intern in theinASO the ASO

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“That’s “That’s one one thingthing that’sthat’s so cool so cool about about our ourCommunications Communications department. department.

support Henry Sopkin Circle Recognizing planned gifts to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. John E. Aderhold William & Marion Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Mr.* & Mrs. Sol Blaine W. Moses Bond Robert* & Sidney Boozer Elinor A. Breman Mr. & Mrs.* Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Margie & Pierce Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady Clinkscales, Jr. Robert Boston Colgin Dr. John W. Cooledge John R. Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Elizabeth Etoll Dr. Emile T. Fisher A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink

Betty & Drew* Fuller Carl & Sally Gable William H. Gaik Mr.* & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Billie & Sig* Guthman James & Virginia Hale John & Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Clayton F. Jackson Mary B. James Calvert Johnson Herb & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen* Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff*

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James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Ione & John Lee Lucy Russell Lee & Gary Lee, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Lester Liz & Jay* Levine Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham, III Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis John & Clodagh Miller Mrs. Gene Morse* Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard & Sandra Palay Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram The Reiman Foundation Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel

Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Mr.* & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Peter James Stelling C. Mack* & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret* & Randolph Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Adair & Dick White Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil* Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs. Charles R. Yates Anonymous (12) *Deceased

corporate & government

Classical Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and SuperPOPS Presenting Sponsor

Holiday Title Sponsor Muhtar A. Kent Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Richard H. Anderson Chief Executive Officer

Paul R. Garcia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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


Darryl Harmon Southeast Regional President

Atlanta School of Composers Presenting Sponsor

Supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Philip I. Kent Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Karr Senior Managing Director

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

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.’s Performing Arts Publication 43

Atlanta Symphony Associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

2012-2013 board Sylvia Davidson President Belinda Massafra Advisor Camille Yow Advisor Gayle Lindsay Secretary Camille Kesler Treasurer Judy Schmidt Nominating Chair Dawn Mullican Vice President of Communication and Public Relations Pat King Newsletter Editor

Hillary Linthicum Social Media Chair Mollie Palmer Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Beth Sullivan Children’s concerts Natalie Miller Community initiatives Nancy Levitt Ambassador Program

Joan Abernathy Vice President of Membership Judy Feldstein Directory Editor Wadette Bradford Julie Barringer Susan Levy Membership Committee Glee Lamb Vice President of Social Events Beryl Pleasants Fall Membership Party chair

Poppy Tanner ASA Night at the Symphony Chair Amy Musarra Spring Luncheon Chair Natalie Miller Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Chair Bill Wilson Lisa Bankoff Liz Troy Leslie McLeod Fundraising Strategic Planning Committee ASA Unit Chairs Daron Tarlton

Bravo! Chair Mary Frances Early Concerto Co-Chair Joanne Lincoln Concerto Co-Chair Joan Abernathy Encore Chair Liz Cohn Ensemble Co-Chair Betty Jeter Ensemble Co-Chair Karen Bunn Intermezzo Chair Whitley Green Vivace Chair

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Patron Circle of Stars By investing $15,000 or more in The Woodruff Arts Center and its divisions – Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – these outstanding Annual Corporate Campaign donors helped us raise $9 million last year. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. UPS ★★★★★★★★★★ $300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, WSB-TV Hon. Anne Cox Chambers Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Equifax Inc. & Employees The Home Depot Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees SunTrust Bank Employees & Trusteed Foundations Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Greene-Sawtell Foundation SunTrust Foundation

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Jones Day Foundation & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Rich Foundation, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

AGL Resources Inc. Balch & Bingham Lisa & Joe Bankoff Crawford & Company GE Energy Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion IntercontinentalExchange PNC Primerica Troutman Sanders LLP

★★★★★★★ $100,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Bank of America Delta Air Lines, Inc. Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding Partners & Employees The Klaus Family Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Novelis Inc. Southwest Airlines Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo

★★★★★★ $75,000+ Goodwin Group Kilpatrick Townsend Norfolk Southern The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Regions Financial Corporation RockTenn Siemens Industry, Inc.

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– Marcus Roberts

In 2010, he began working seriously on a co-commission from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and the Savannah Music Festival for his composition — a piano concerto. With the help of two FSU music students as assistant orchestrators and copyists, the concerto took shape. As a result, Music Director Robert Spano and the ASO will perform “Spirit of the Blues: Piano Concerto in C Minor,” with the Marcus Roberts Trio during the “A King Remembrance” concert April 4 and 5 in Atlanta Symphony Hall, and again at the Savannah Music Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2013. “It’s the single hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Roberts says bluntly. “I had been trying to prepare myself gradually over time to tackle something like this.” Among his challenges: Jazz and classical musicians often speak two different languages, he says. Roberts had to learn the nuances of writing for classical musicians. Better technology wasn’t available until recently. Specialty programs to assist


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“It’s the single hardest thing I’ve ever had to do… [As an artist,] You’re always looking for the beacon from above.”

sight-impaired composers like Roberts with orchestration weren’t easily accessible when he first hatched the idea. He had to balance a rebellious streak with his traditional side. Roberts’ improvisations at the piano, at the same time meandering and tight, keep audiences breathless. He often draws on disparate influences. But he was determined to write in the classic concerto style — three movements. A long-time friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — his appearances with the ASO date back to 1999 and have often involved a Gershwin program — Roberts undertook the concerto as an ASO co-commission. Spano had encouraged Roberts to write a concerto which built on his talents — particularly improvisations with classical allusions. After hearing Roberts perform Gershwin several times, “I thought, oh well, man, this guy has got to write a piano concerto for himself,” Spano says.

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“It’s so inspiring to hear him improvise…just astonishes me, his power of invention” – Robert Spano

“It’s so inspiring to hear him improvise,” he adds. “[Some weeks] we did ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ five times in a row, and each time his improvisations were completely different — each day. That just astonishes me, his power of invention.” Roberts agrees: “It’s never, ever the same,” he says. “Ever.” Roberts adds that the “Spirit of the Blues” commission was based on the artistic trust of both parties and little else — after all, he didn’t have a reputation as a classical composer. But he himself liked the orchestra’s sound, felt comfortable with its musicians and had faith in its conductor. “I know that [Spano is] going to get to some component of this piece that I may not even think about because he’s a great conductor, and he’s a great communicator with his orchestra.” Roberts says Atlanta audiences are friendly and generally open to new experiences like melding classical and jazz. He’s hopeful that lovers of one genre or the other can find some common ground in the concerto. “Spirit of the Blues” draws influences from Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Bela Bartok, and gets a rhythmic boost from trio members Jason Marsalis and Rodney Jordan. But even though audiences may welcome the blend, writing for both music forms


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challenged Roberts. Not only are classical and jazz different languages, but collaboration is a “central principle” of jazz performance. The concerto is dedicated to conductor Seiji Ozawa, whom Roberts considers a mentor. Ozawa inspired him to bring the worlds of jazz and classical music together. “When we first used to work together he wasn’t very comfortable with the jazz improvisation part of it. It took years, but we really got to the point where he was very relaxed and having a lot of fun.” Roberts says he learned to work with a conductor’s and an orchestra’s needs. And to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought to bring all people together. Roberts, along with his trio, perform on several recordings of Gershwin material. Gershwin himself crossed musical genres in the early 20th century, so Roberts feels at home interpreting his work. “It puts you in touch with greatness,” he says. “[As an artist,] You’re always looking for the beacon from above.” After the “A King Remembrance concerts,” the Marcus Roberts Trio and ASO will perform “Spirit of the Blues” at the Savannah Music Festival. This performance will mark the Orchestra’s seventh consecutive appearance at the festival.

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