aso.org | @AtlantaSymphony | facebook.com/AtlantaSymphony NOVEMBER 2022 INTRODUCTIONS InTune2 MusicDirector5 ASOLeadership...................7 ASOMusicians....................8 NOTES ON THE PROGRAM Written by Noel Morris NOVEMBER10,1220 NOVEMBER17,19.................30 DEPARTMENTS ASOSupport.....................40 HenrySopkinCircle...............44 ASOStaff45 Corporate&GovernmentSupport46 WoodruffCircle47 BenefactorCircle.................48 Page 12 "It's all about the music" A profile of ASO Board Chair Patrick Viguerie by James L. Paulk encoreatlanta.com | 1
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts turn to the many things for which we are grateful. Here are some of the things I am thankful for at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this year.
First, we are all grateful for a new era with Nathalie Stutzmann and for the joy, energy, and excitement she brings to the ASO and the City of Atlanta.
I am thankful for the artistry and partnership of our dedicated musicians, who give their utmost every time they take the stage.
I am grateful to the entire team that helps make the music happen, including our dedicated administrative team and Board, who give to the ASO in so many ways and provide the leadership we need to imagine a bright future.
I am grateful for the formation of our new Advisory Council, which has brought diverse voices and great ideas to the ASO, and for its Chair Arthur Mills, who is a constant cheerleader for the ASO.
I am grateful for the exceptionally gifted young musicians of the Talent Development Program and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, whose commitment and passion gives us great hope for the future; and I am thankful to the supporters who have helped us launch the ASO Fellowship Program, which will create a new level of support to exceptional pre-professional musicians from historically underrepresented populations.
This fall, I celebrate the return of 30,000 young people for Students at field trips and behind-the-scenes tours. After years of remote learning, it is thrilling to see children experience their first symphony concert and discover the depth and power of a live orchestra experience.
I am thankful for the community support that provides affordable concert access to thousands of veterans, students, teachers, and more each year and especially for our education and community programs.
Last, and as always, I am forever grateful to the extraordinary family of donors and supporters of the ASO. It is the continued generosity of you, our patrons, that enables us to support our musicians, educate young people, and keep making great music.
May your Thanksgiving season be filled with joy and music!
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ASO | NATHALIE STUTZMANN
The 2022/23 season marks an exciting new era for the ASO as Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann takes her role as our fifth Music Director, making her the only woman leading a major American orchestra. She has also served as the Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2021 and Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway since 2018.
Nathalie Stutzmann is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time. Charismatic musicianship combined with unique rigour, energy and fantasy characterize her style. A rich variety of strands form the core of her repertoire: Central European and Russian romanticism is a strong focus—ranging from Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Dvořák through to the larger symphonic forces of Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss—as well as French 19thcentury repertoire and impressionism.
Highlights as guest conductor in the next seasons include debut performances with the Munich, New York and Helsinki Philharmonics. She will also return to the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.
Having also established a strong reputation as an opera conductor, Nathalie has led celebrated productions of Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Monte Carlo and Boito’s Mefistofele at the Orange festival. She began the 2022/23 season with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama in The Royal Theater of La Monnaie in Brussels and will make her debut at the Metropolitan Opera this season with two productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte reunite with Wagner’s Tannhäuser for a production at the Bayreuth in 2023.
As one of today’s most esteemed contraltos, she has done more than 80 recordings and received the most prestigious awards. Her newest album released in January 2021, Contralto, was awarded the Scherzo’s “Exceptional” seal, Opera Magazine’s Diamant d’Or and radio RTL’s Classique d’Or. She is an exclusive recording artist of Warner Classics/Erato. Nathalie was named “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur,” France’s highest honor, and “Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government.
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ASO | LEADERSHIP | 2022/23 Board of Directors
Patrick Viguerie chair
Janine Brown immediate past chair
Bert Mills treasurer Angela Evans secretary
Phyllis Abramson Keith Adams
Juliet M. Allan Susan Antinori Andrew Bailey
Jennifer Barlament* Paul Blackney
Rita Bloom Zachary Boeding* Janine Brown
Benjamin Q. Brunt Betsy Camp
S. Wright Caughman, M.D.
Lisa Chang Susan Clare Russell Currey
Sheila Lee Davies
Erroll Brown Davis, Jr.
Carlos del Rio, M.D. FIDSA Sloane Drake
Rod Garcia-Escudero Angela Evans Craig Frankel
Sally Bogle Gable Anne Game Sally Frost George Robert Glustrom
Bonnie B. Harris Charles Harrison Tad Hutcheson, Jr. Roya Irvani
Lynn Eden vice chair James Rubright vice chair
Randolph J. Koporc Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon Donna Lee Sukai Liu Kevin Lyman Deborah Marlowe Shelley McGehee Bert Mills Molly Minnear Hala Moddelmog* Terence L. Neal Galen Lee Oelkers
Dr. John Paddock Howard D. Palefsky Cathleen Quigley
BOARD OF COUNSELORS
John W. Cooledge, M.D.
John R. Donnell, Jr. Jere A. Drummond Carla Fackler
Charles B. Ginden John T. Glover
Aaron J. Johnson, Jr. Ben F. Johnson, III James F. Kelley Patricia Leake Karole F. Lloyd
Meghan H. Magruder
Penelope McPhee Patricia H. Reid
John A Sibley, III H. Hamilton Smith
Charles Sharbaugh Fahim Siddiqui
W. Ross Singletary, II John Sparrow Elliott Tapp Brett Tarver
S. Patrick Viguerie Kathy Waller
Mark D. Wasserman Chris Webber
John B. White, Jr. Richard S. White, Jr. Kevin E. Woods, M.D., M.P.H.
G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Michael W. Trapp Ray Uttenhove Chilton Varner Adair M. White
Sue Sigmon Williams
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Adams, Jr. Connie Calhoun C. Merrell Calhoun Betty Sands Fuller Azira
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David Coucheron concertmaster
The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair
Justin Bruns associate concertmaster
The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair Vacant assistant concertmaster
Jun-Ching Lin assistant concertmaster
Anastasia Agapova acting assistant concertmaster
Carolyn Toll Hancock
The Wells Fargo Chair
Juan R. Ramírez Hernández
Lisa Wiedman Yancich
Sissi Yuqing Zhang
SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox
The Carolyn McClatchey Chair
The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair
Sou-Chun Su acting / associate principal
The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair
Jay Christy acting associate / assistant principal
Dae Hee Ahn
Robert Anemone Noriko Konno Clift David Dillard
Sheela Iyengar** Eun Young Jung• Eleanor Kosek Yaxin Tan• Rachel Ostler
Zhenwei Shi principal
The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair
Paul Murphy associate principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair
Catherine Lynn assistant principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Madeline Sharp
Rainer Eudeikis* principal
The Miriam and John Conant Chair
Nathalie Stutzmann music director The Robert Reid Topping Chair
Daniel Laufer acting / associate principal
The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer acting associate / assistant principal
The UPS Foundation Chair
Peter Garrett•** Brad Ritchie
Denielle Wilson•** BASS Joseph McFadden principal
The Marcia and John Donnell Chair Gloria Jones Allgood associate principal The Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair Karl Fenner
The Jane Little Chair Michael Kurth
Nicholas Scholefield• Daniel Tosky
FLUTE Christina Smith principal
The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin associate principal C. Todd Skitch
PICCOLO Gina Hughes
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Sir Donald Runnicles
principal guest conductor; The Neil & Sue Williams Chair
Jerry Hou associate conductor; music director of the atlanta symphony youth orchestra
The Zeist Foundation Chair
Norman Mackenzie director of choruses
The Frannie & Bill Graves Chair
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione principal
The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair
Zachary Boeding associate principal
The Kendeda Fund Chair Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach
ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach
The Robert Shaw Chair The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair
Ted Gurch acting / associate principal Marci Gurnow
E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch
Andrew Brady* principal
The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair
Anthony Georgeson acting / associate principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar
Juan de Gomar
HORN Vacant principal
The Betty Sands Fuller Chair
Susan Welty acting / associate principal Kimberly Gilman
Stuart Stephenson* principal
The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair
Michael Tiscione acting / associate principal Anthony Limoncelli
TROMBONE Vacant principal
The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Nathan Zgonc acting / associate principal Jason Patrick Robins
BASS TROMBONE Vacant
The Home Depot Veterans Chair TUBA Michael Moore principal The Delta Air Lines Chair
Mark Yancich principal
The Walter H. Bunzl Chair Michael Stubbart assistant principal
PERCUSSION Joseph Petrasek principal
The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair
assistant principal The William A. Schwartz Chair Michael Stubbart
The Connie and Merrell Calhoun Chair
Elisabeth Remy Johnson principal
The Sally and Carl Gable Chair
The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair Peter Marshall † Sharon Berenson †
LIBRARY Vacant principal
The Marianna & Solon Patterson Chair
Holly Matthews assistant principal librarian Hannah Davis asyo / assistant librarian
† Regularly engaged musician | • New this season | ** One-year appointment
Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Advisory Council is a group of passionate and engaged individuals who act as both ambassadors and resources for the ASO Board and staff. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra extends heartfelt gratitude to the members listed on this page.
Arthur Mills, IV advisory council chair
Justin Im internal connections task force
Frances Root patron experience task force chair Jane Morrison diversity & community connection task force co chair
Eleina Raines diversity & community connection task force co chair
Cindy Smith diversity & community connection task force co chair
Otis Threatt diversity & community connection task force co chair
Dr. Marshall & Stephanie Abes Krystal Ahn Keith Barnett Asad & Sakina Bashey Meredith W. Bell Jane Blount
Ronald Breakstone Cristina Briboneria Tracey Chu
Donald & Barbara Defoe Paul & Susan Dimmick
Bernadette Drankoski Diana Einterz
John Fuller Tucker Green
Caroline Hofland Justin Im Baxter Jones & Jiong Yan Brian & Ann Kimsey Jason & Michelle Kroh Scott Lampert
Dr. Fulton Lewis III & Mr. Neal Rhoney
Robert Lewis, Jr. Eunice Luke Belinda Massafra Erica McVicker
Arthur Mills IV Berthe & Shapour Mobasser Bert Mobley
Caroline & Phil Moïse Sue Morgan Anne Morgan Jane Morrison Tatiana Nemo Gary Noble Bethani Oppenheimer Chris Owes Margie Painter
Regina Olchowski Eliza Quigley
Frances A. Root Thomas & Lynne
Jim Schroder Baker Smith Cindy Smith Peter & Kristi Stathopoulos Kimberly Strong Stephen & Sonia Swartz George & Amy Taylor Otis Threatt Jr. Cathy Toren Sheila Tschinkel Roxanne Varzi Robert & Amy Vassey Juliana Vincenzino Robert Walt
Nanette Wenger Kiki Wilson Taylor Winn Camille Yow
For more information about becoming an Advisory Council member, please contact Cheri Snyder at email@example.com or 404.733.4904.
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“It’s all about the music”:
A profile of ASO Board Chair
By James L. Paulk
New Board Chair led the Music Director Search Committee that culminated in Nathalie Stutzmann’s appointment
This season we welcome Patrick Viguerie as Chair of the ASO Board of Directors. As a Board member, Patrick “has already had a transformative influence on the Orchestra,” said Jennifer Barlament, the Orchestra’s Executive Director. “As chair of our Music Director Search Committee, he led the team that identified Nathalie Stutzmann as our new artistic leader.”
Patrick’s mother was a classical pianist. “She was also music director and organist at our church, and she sang in the St. Louis Cathedral choir,” he explained, “and was also a classical organist. She taught me the basics of piano. Along the way I switched to rock guitar and played in bands in college and graduate school—and still do today.”
“What got me interested in classical music was my son Sam”
“But what really got me interested in classical music was when my son Sam developed as a musician.” Sam began playing cello in the third grade. He was accepted into the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra when he was in high school.
While at St. Olaf College as a music major, Sam won first place in the 2015 Schubert Club competition and the 2016 Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition. “That got him serious about pursuing a music career,” said Patrick. “He went on to New England Conservatory for a master’s degree, and then to Rice University. This fall he won a position with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.”
It was Sam’s passion for music that ultimately led Patrick to join the ASO Board. “Sam’s involvement with the ASYO was my introduction to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. At the time I was looking for an organization in the community to spend some time with, and [then ASO Board Chair] Ben Johnson asked me if I would join the ASO Board, which I did in 2011. The ASO’s Board is a tremendous resource to the organization, and I am proud to be a part of it. It’s an honor to serve as Chair, following in the footsteps of previous chairs including Ben, Janine Brown, and Howard Palefsky.”
According to one of Sam’s teachers, ASO Acting Principal Cellist Daniel Laufer: “It isn’t every day that the Board Chair of a major orchestra has a deep understanding of what it takes to study an instrument at a young age, attend music schools for college, and be fortunate enough to have very hard work pay off by winning a job in an orchestra. Patrick Viguerie has seen this long road through his son, Sam, who took cello lessons with me during his final two years in high school. Through Sam, I met his very supportive and caring family. The ASO is very fortunate to have Patrick as our Board Chair.”
A distinguished career as a strategic advisor
“We are all smarter and better off because of Patrick’s leadership and generosity…”
Patrick grew up in New Orleans, received a B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He spent 27 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner, advising companies in a range of industries. He also led the Firm’s strategy practice for the Americas, and co-authored The Granularity of Growth, a book that focuses on how large companies can sustain growth and performance over time. Patrick has spent the past eight years as a senior partner at Innosight, the strategy boutique founded by Clayton Christensen, where his roles have included serving as the firm’s President and Managing Partner. Patrick’s extensive business background has been consequential in his work with the Orchestra. “As a strategic advisor, I try to help leaders recognize and confront challenges and capture new opportunities in their businesses. I approach board roles the same way.” As Jennifer Barlament put it: “Patrick is a great strategic thought partner and mentor to me. He has leveraged his connections to bring us insight to topics as diverse as recent concert hall projects, representation of Black musicians in American orchestras, and strategic reframing of the ASO’s business model. We are all smarter and better off because of Patrick’s leadership and generosity, and I look forward to the coming years of working closely together.” Patrick and his wife Susie have spent the past 35 years in Atlanta. “We moved to Atlanta after I finished business school, and we’ve been here ever since.” As Patrick made clear, “Susie is the real secret to our family’s success.” Sam is their youngest son. The oldest, Shaun, is a portfolio manager for a multistrategy asset management firm in New York. Alex, their middle son, has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Emory and is a staff scientist with the CDC.
It’s all about the music
Patrick clearly sees this as a pivotal time for the ASO: “This is a truly important moment and opportunity for the symphony to build on its strong foundation and lean into the music: to really focus on artistic development. It’s all about the music. Nathalie’s leadership and presence on the podium will help the Orchestra take its already fantastic music to a new level, to connect more deeply with our audiences, and to build the reputation of the ASO in the community, nationally and internationally.”
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gives special thanks to the following donors for their extraordinary support of the Orchestra’s Stability Fund.
Created at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stability Fund helps mitigate the enormous challenges of the pandemic and allows the Orchestra to continue performing and sharing music with our community.
A Friend of the Symphony (4) The Antinori Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association
Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic
Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr.
The John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation
Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund
Marcia & John Donnell In loving memory of Catherine W. Dukehart
The Estate of Geoffrey G. Eichholz Angela Evans James H. Landon Bert & Carmen Mills Lynn & Galen Oelkers
Sally & Pete Parsonson Patty & Doug Reid
Mr. John A. Sibley, III Ross & Sally Singletary Slumgullion Charitable Fund Kathy Waller & Kenneth Goggins
Adair & Dick White
The Estate of Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Kiki Wilson
This list recognizes donors who have made contributions to the ASO Stability Fund since March 2020.
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We are deeply grateful to the following leadership donors whose generous support has made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's season possible.
ASO | SEASON
Concerts of Thursday, November 10, 2022, 8:00pm Saturday, November 12, 2022, 8:00pm
HANNU LINTU, conductor
GIL SHAHAM, violin
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
The Oceanides, Op. 73 (1914) 10 MINS ERICH KORNGOLD (1897–1957) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1937, rev. 1945)25 MINS
I. Moderato nobile
II. Romance: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro assai vivace Gil Shaham, violin
INTERMISSION 20 MINS
JENNIFER HIGDON (b. 1962) Concerto for Orchestra (2002) 32 MINS
I II III IV V
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The Oceanides, Op. 73
The Oceanides is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, timpani, percussion, two harps and strings.
These are the first ASO performances
“The natural surroundings had not been disturbed but were reverently protected from the advance of civilization,” wrote the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1914. “It was as romantic and mysterious as it had been two hundred years earlier. There was an atmosphere of poetry over the large, sleeping woods that was unique.”
These were his impressions of Norfolk, Connecticut, a small town nestled in the lower Berkshires. According to the 2020 census, Norfolk has only 1,588 residents. Nevertheless, it punches above its weight in arts and culture. It is home to Yale University’s tuitionfree summer music and art schools as well as the nation’s oldest internationally renowned music festival—all thanks to the work of one enterprising family.
In the 19th century, a local business magnate named Robbins Battell (1819–1895) took steps to give Norfolk and the surrounding county of Litchfield its unique identity: he started a singing school, built a hotel, and personally financed a concert series on the village green. After his death, Battell’s daughter, Ellen, took up her father’s work and ran with it. Together with her husband, Carl Stoeckel, she built the summer concert series into an international destination—the first internationally acclaimed music festival in the Americas. Drawing top musicians from around the Northeast and beyond, they commissioned works from such composers as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Max Bruch, Camille SaintSaens, and the present work by Jean Sibelius (right).
In August of 1913, the Stoeckels enlisted Horatio Parker, dean of the Yale School of Music, to contact Sibelius and request a new piece for the 1914 festival. Eager to see America, Sibelius accepted Parker’s offer.
Throughout his career, the composer had written music derived from the stories of the Kalevala, a collection of Finnish folktales, epic poems and mythology. For the American commission, Sibelius turned to a different source: Greek mythology. The Oceanids or Oceanides are a group of 3,000 water nymphs. They are the daughters of the sea goddess Tethys and the Titan
god Oceanus, whose river encircles the earth. (Oceanus is famously represented in the Trevi Fountain in Rome.) These Oceanides are said to preside over the earth’s fresh water—rivers, streams, lakes, rain, etc.
Sibelius sat down to write The Oceanides while staying in Berlin in early 1914. After completing the first version, he sent the score ahead to Parker in New Haven but began to have some doubts. Rushing to rewrite the piece ahead of his Atlantic crossing, he barely finished in time to hand it over to a copyist, only to make further revisions (he was inspired by his ocean voyage).
Traveling to Norfolk, Sibelius led an orchestra made up of players from the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera and raved about the quality of the players. Throughout his time in the U.S., he received a celebrity’s welcome and visited a number of sites, including Niagara Falls.
First ASO performances: September 16–18, 1999 Yoel Levi, conductor Gil Shaham, violin
Most recent ASO performances: October 22–24, 2009 Donald Runnicles, conductor James Ehnes, violin
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
In addition to the solo violin, this concerto is scored for two flutes (one doubling piccolo), two oboes (one doubling English horn), two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons (one doubling contrabassoon), four horns, two trumpets, one trombone, timpani, percussion, harp, celeste and strings.
The life of Erich Wolfgang Korngold begins like a Hollywood screenplay: he was a child prodigy born to a prominent family. His incredible gifts were celebrated by all the right people. Sadly, this story has a horrible villain.
Korngold was born in the city of Brünn, Austria-Hungary (now Brno, Czechia). His father was a prominent music critic—well networked to help a preternaturally gifted son. When Erich was just 11 years old, he wrote his ballet-pantomime The Snowman, which was then performed in 1910 by the Vienna Court Theater with the Emperor in attendance. Throughout his youth, Korngold’s genius was affirmed by the greatest musical talents in Europe, including Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Giacomo Puccini and Jean Sibelius. In 1921, his third opera, Die tote Stadt, debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The composer was just 24.
One can just imagine what a 24-year-old hotshot might have expected from life: all around him, the lions of music were making headlines, hopping trains and boarding steamships to reign over the
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world’s most storied opera houses. But through the 1920s, the Nazi menace festered in Weimar, and Korngold was Jewish.
In 1934, the director Max Reinhardt lured Korngold to Hollywood to arrange music by Mendelssohn for a screen adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At the time, most film scores were little more than a pastiche of existing music. A year later, Warner Bros. offered the composer an exclusive—and lucrative—contract. He accepted, providing he could maintain his composing career in Europe. For him, that was a good arrangement until the German National Socialists annexed Austria in 1938 (the Anschluss). Sensing the danger, Korngold sent for his family and remained in Southern California for the duration of the war.
During his 12 years in Hollywood, Korngold inspired directors to reimagine the role of music in the cinema. He pioneered the sumptuous, sweeping melodies that came to define Hollywood’s Golden Age and won two Academy Awards. At war’s end, he announced his retirement from film and a return to concert music.
He issued the Violin Concerto in 1945. Not unlike Mahler and Richard Strauss, Korngold wasn’t above a little recycling. Many of the concerto’s themes are drawn from his own film scores. The piece opens with a tune from the 1937 Errol Flynn melodrama Another Dawn. A second theme had originally accompanied Bette Davis in the 1939 historical drama Juarez. In the slow movement, one of the themes comes from Korngold’s Oscar-winning score for the 1936 feature Anthony Adverse. The finale lifts a tune from the 1937 film The Prince and the Pauper
Korngold went home to Vienna in 1949 but scarcely recognized the place. Due to a waning interest in the music of the late Romantics, he never regained his popularity in the concert hall. People dismissed him as being old-fashioned or “too Hollywood.”
Today, musicians are rediscovering his works. In 2007, Katy Korngold Hubbard, granddaughter of the composer, addressed the Jewish Museum in Vienna:
“Fifty years ago, Korngold died in Hollywood, brokenhearted, believing himself a forgotten man. I would like to . . . [articulate] how deeply gratified our family is to know that Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the man and his music, have been welcomed once again to Vienna, the city he knew and loved so well. Indeed, the child prodigy has, at last, come home again.”
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Concerto for Orchestra
First ASO performances:
October 1–3, 2015
Robert Spano, conductor
Most recent ASO performances:
September 18–22, 2019
Robert Spano, conductor
Concerto for Orchestra is scored for three flutes (one doubling piccolo), three oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, celeste and strings.
Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers. She is a major figure in contemporary classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto, a 2018 Grammy for her Viola Concerto and a 2020 Grammy for her Harp Concerto.
In 2018, Higdon received the Nemmers Prize from Northwestern University, which is given to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition. Most recently, the recording of Higdon’s Percussion Concerto was inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is today’s most performed contemporary orchestral work, with more than 600 performances worldwide.
Her works have been recorded on more than seventy CDs. Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, won the prestigious International Opera Award for Best World Premiere and the opera recording was nominated for two Grammy awards. Her music is published exclusively by Lawdon Press.
From the composer:
The Concerto for Orchestra is truly a concerto in that it requires virtuosity from the principal players, the individual sections, and the entire orchestra. Built from the inside out, the third movement was written first, and it is the movement that allows each principal player a solo, before moving into section solis. The winds are highlighted first, which are followed (after a tutti) by the strings, and then the brass. Each solo has its own unique material, some of which is utilized in the tutti sections of the movement. The second movement was written next, inspired by the string sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra. This movement is like a scherzo in character, written in a jaunty rhythm and tempo that celebrates the joyous sound of strings. The movement begins with everyone playing pizzicato and then slowly integrates an arco
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sound, first through soloists, and then with all of the players. It continues to romp through to the end, where a snap pizzicato closes out the movement. The fourth movement is a tribute to rhythm and the percussion section of the orchestra (harp, celesta, and piano are included in this movement). Since this piece was completed at the beginning of the 21st century, it seemed very fitting to have a movement that highlights the one section of the orchestra that has had the greatest amount of development during the 20th century. Ironically, the opening of this movement is the quietest and stillest part of the entire work, which is not what one might expect from percussion. The movement opens with bowed vibraphone and crotales…opening the way for the percussion to move through many of its pitched instruments (as well as collaborating with the harpist and celesta player, who are percussive in their nature). Eventually, the musicians move to nonpitched percussion, which is emphasized by the movement’s tempo speeding up at key moments. This progression in the tempi will carry this movement from an extraordinarily slow start (quarter equals 42) through to the fifth movement, which continues the progression of increasing tempi, until the end of that movement, which arrives at a quarter equals 160–180 on the metronome. These tempo increases occur at specific moments, usually covering two measures, and are meant to resemble the effect of a victrola being wound up.
The fifth movement, which begins with the entrance of the violins, highlights the entire orchestra and has its rhythm set up through an ostinato in the percussion, which has been carried over from the previous movement. The various sections of the orchestra converse in musical interplay throughout, while the tempo continues to increase. This occurs to such an extent, that a primary theme that is stated within the first minute of the movement will eventually come back in rhythmic values that are twice as long, but with the increased tempo, will sound like it did at its first appearance.
Surprisingly, the first movement was the last to be composed. It took writing the other four movements to create a clear picture of what was needed to start this virtuosic tour-de-force. The opening of the piece begins with chimes and timpani, sounding together, and then a quick entrance by the strings in energetic scale patterns (octatonic), which moves the orchestra up through the winds and finally adds the brass in major chords, a major second apart [this is a sound the composer has been working with for years]. This movement is primarily tutti in its use of instruments, but there are small chamber moments, in recognition of the fact that it takes many individuals to make the whole of the orchestra.
Concerto for Orchestra was commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra as part of its Centennial Celebrations. Funding was provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Philadelphia Music Project (funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by Settlement Music School) and Peter Benoliel. Premiered June 12, 2002, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conducting.
HANNU LINTU, CONDUCTOR
Maestro Hannu Lintu is Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The appointment followed a series of successful collaborations with the company. In 2021 his season included Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
Lintu recently completed his eighth and final season as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor. In the 2021/22 season, Lintu made his debut with Opéra National de Paris, conducting Der fliegende Holländer. Lintu also regularly conducts at the Savonlinna Festival, most recently for productions of Verdi’s Otello (2018) and Sallinen’s Kullervo (in 2017, as part of Finland’s centenary celebrations).
Guest highlights of the 2021/22 season included returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Gulbenkian Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic. Lintu also guest conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
GIL SHAHAM, VIOLIN
Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® Award-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors.
Appearances with orchestra include the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and San Francisco Symphony.
Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, earning multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His most recent recording in the series 1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2 was nominated for a Grammy Award.
He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.
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JOHN STORGÅRDS, CONDUCTOR
hief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, John Storgårds has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso. As Artistic Director of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra for 25 years, Storgårds earned global critical acclaim for the ensemble’s adventurous performances and award-winning recordings.
Storgårds appears with such orchestras as Bamberger Symphoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Münchner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, ORF RadioSymphonieorchester Wien, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as all major Nordic orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was Chief Conductor from 2008 to 2015.
Further afield, he appears with Sydney, Melbourne, Yomiuri Nippon and NHK Symphony Orchestras as well as Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Louis and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.
INON BARNATAN, PIANO
Inon Barnatan has established a unique and varied career, equally celebrated as a soloist, curator and collaborator. Barnatan served as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic for three seasons.
During the pre-pandemic period of the 19/20 season, Inon played with the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Dresden, Barcelona, Stockholm, Ottawa, Innsbruck, Tenerife and Los Angeles, recreated Beethoven’s legendary 1808 concert with the Cincinnati Symphony, and recorded the complete Beethoven piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, released by the Pentatone label in 2020.
In 2020, Inon recorded concert films and streamed performances with numerous orchestras, including the Boston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Detroit, New Jersey and San Diego symphony orchestras, conducted Mozart and Beethoven concertos from the keyboard with the Seattle Symphony, performed the US premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s piano concerto with the New World Symphony, and played numerous recitals and chamber music performances online.
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ASO | SUPPORT
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to prosper thanks to the support of our generous patrons. The list below recognizes the donors who have made contributions since June 1, 2021. Their extraordinary generosity provides the foundation for this world-class institution.
The Antinori Foundation
The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation∞ The Coca-Cola Company Sheila L. & Jonathan J. Davies
Alston & Bird LLP
The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund
BlackRock, Inc. City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Sally & Larry Davis The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation
Aadu & Kristi Allpere°
Jennifer Barlament & Kenneth Potsic Paul & Linnea Bert
Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Connie & Merrell Calhoun Chick-fil-A John W. Cooledge Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes∞
A Friend of the Symphony
Delta Air Lines Lettie Pate Evans Foundation Barney M. Franklin & Hugh W. Burke Charitable Fund Georgia Power Company The Home Depot Foundation Invesco QQQ
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation PNC
Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Ms. Lynn Eden Ms. Angela L. Evans∞ The Gable Foundation Georgia Council for the Arts
EY, Partners & Employees Fulton County Arts & Culture Donna Lee & Howard Ehni National Endowment for the Arts John R. Paddock, Ph.D. & Karen M. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Betty Sands Fuller John D. Fuller∞ Dick & Anne Game° Sally & Walter George Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio, MD
The Halle Foundation Bonnie & Jay Harris League of American Orchestras The Marcus Foundation, Inc.∞ Massey Charitable Trust John & Linda Matthews Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation∞ Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation
Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.°∞ The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
Slumgullion Charitable Fund Kathy Waller & Kenneth Goggins
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. The Graves Foundation Gary Lee, Jr. David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund, Atlanta
Sally & Pete Parsonson∞ Patty & Doug Reid Mary & Jim Rubright Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mr.* & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Northside Hospital Novelis
Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mr. Tyler Perry
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Bill & Rachel Schultz° June & John Scott∞ Ross & Sally Singletary
Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor & Ms. Triska Drake WarnerMedia
Mrs. Sue S. Williams
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A Friend of the Symphony
Mr. Keith Adams & Ms. Kerry Heyward° John & Juliet Allan Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Bailey Benjamin Q. Brunt Wright & Alison Caughman Choate Bridges Foundation Russell Currey & Amy Durrell
Mr. & Mrs. Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Cari K. Dawson & John M. Sparrow Mr. Max M. Gilstrap∞
Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Harrison
The Hertz Family Foundation, Inc. Azira G. Hill James H. Landon
The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Dr. Kevin Lyman Ms. Deborah A. Marlowe & Dr. Clint Lawrence Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Terence L. & Jeanne Perrine Neal° Lynn & Galen Oelkers Ms. Margaret Painter∞ Martha M. Pentecost
The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Ms. Cathleen Quigley Regions
Joyce & Henry Schwob Mr. Fahim Siddiqui & Ms. Shazia Fahim Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel° Ms. Brett A. Tarver
The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation
Phyllis Abramson, Ph. D. Madeline* & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr. David Boatwright Ms. Liza V. Chang
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Clare° The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Eleanor & Charles Edmondson
Fifth Third Bank Craig Frankel & Jana Eplan Florencia y Rodrigo Garcia-Escudero Georgia-Pacific Pam & Robert Glustrom Roya & Bahman Irvani Mr. Sukai Liu & Dr. Ginger J. Chen John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Ms. Molly Minnear New Music, USA North Highland Company Mr. Edward Potter & Ms. Regina Olchowski° Charlie & Donna Sharbaugh Beverly & Milton Shlapak Mr. John A. Sibley, III Elliott & Elaine Tapp John & Ray Uttenhove Adair & Dick White Drs. Kevin & Kalinda Woods
$10,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (2) Paul & Melody Aldo∞ Mr. & Mrs. Calvin R. Allen Paul & Marian Anderson* Farideh & Al Azadi Foundation∞ Julie & Jim Balloun Keith Barnett Bell Family Foundation for Hope Inc Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Benjamin Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Bloomberg Philanthropies The Boston Consulting Group The Breman Foundation, Inc. CBRE
Colliers International Peter & Vivian de Kok Donald & Barbara Defoe° Marcia & John Donnell Ms. Diane Durgin Eversheds Sutherland Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Fass The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr., Fund Deedee & Marc Hamburger° Clay & Jane Jackson JBS Foundation
Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III James Kieffer
Stephen & Carolyn Knight
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
Pat & Nolan Leake Meghan & Clarke Magruder Mr. Nicholas Marrone Belinda & Gino Massafra
The Monasse Family Foundation∞ Moore, Colson & Company, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. James F. Nellis , Jr. Kathryn Petralia & Diane Bartlett
Leonard Reed° David F. & Maxine A.* Rock Thomas & Lynne Saylor Peter James Stelling* John & Yee-Wan Stevens George & Amy Taylor Judith & Mark K. Taylor Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.
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are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers.
For information about giving to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund, please contact William Keene at 404.733.4839 or william.keene@ atlantasymphony. org. ∞ Leadership Council We salute these extraordinary donors who have signed pledge commitments to continue their support for three years or more.
ASO | SUPPORT (cont.)
Jack & Helga Beam∞ Karen & Rod Bunn Patricia & William Buss∞ Lisa & Russ Butner Mark Coan & Family Sally W. Hawkins Grace Ihrig* Ann & Brian Kimsey Jason & Michelle Kroh Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & S. Neal Rhoney Mr. Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mills IV Mr. Bert Mobley Hala & Steve Moddelmog Caroline & Phil Moïse Judge Jane Morrison∞ Gretchen Nagy & Allan Sandlin
Margaret H. Petersen Ms. Felicia Rives Hamilton & Mason Smith Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Stroetz, Jr. Stephen & Sonia Swartz Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mr. David J. Worley & Ms. Bernadette Drankoski
A Friend of the Symphony
Dr. Marshall & Stephanie Abes Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Judy & Dick Allison Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Lisa & Joe Bankoff Juanita & Gregory Baranco Asad Bashey
Mr. Herschel V. Beazley Meredith Bell Bennett Thrasher LLP Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Rita & Herschel Bloom Jane & Gregory Blount
Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal
Mrs. Sidney W. Boozer Mrs. Cristina Briboneria Margo Brinton & Eldon Park
Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Mrs. Judith D. Bullock CBH International, Inc John Champion & Penelope Malone Ms. Tena Clark & Ms. Michelle LeClair Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Compans Carol Comstock & Jim Davis
Ralph & Rita Connell William & Patricia Cook Janet & John Costello Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dimmick Dorsey Alston Realtors Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Mr. & Mrs. John Dyer Paulette Eastman & Becky Pryor Anderson∞ Diana Einterz Dieter Elsner & Othene Munson Robert S. Elster Foundation Ellen & Howard Feinsand Bruce W. & Avery C. Flower David L. Forbes Mary* & Charles Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Goodsell∞
Melanie & Tucker Green William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Mr. Justin Im & Dr. Nakyoung Nam
Mr. & Mrs. Baxter Jones Paul* & Rosthema Kastin Ms. Carrie L. Kirk Mr. Charles R. Kowal Mrs. Heidi LaMarca Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert
Peg & Jim Lowman Ms. Eunice Luke Dr. & Mrs. Ellis L. Malone Elvira & Jay Mannelly Mr. Robert S. Mathews Mary Ruth McDonald The Fred & Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Ed & Linda McGinn° Ms. Erica McVicker Berthe & Shapour Mobasser Ms. Sue L. Morgan∞ Gary R. Noble, MD Ms. Bethani Oppenheimer Ms. Eliza Quigley Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves Margaret & Bob Reiser Cammie & John Rice Vicki & Joe Riedel Betsy & Lee Robinson Mrs. Nita Robinson Ms. Frances A. Root Mr. Joseph A. Roseborough John T. Ruff Katherine Scott Suzanne Shull Gerald & Nancy Silverboard Baker & Debby Smith Ms. Cynthia Smith Dr. K. Douglas Smith Tom & Ani Steele In memory of Elizabeth B. Stephens by Powell, Preston & Sally∞ Richard M. Stormont & Sally C. Jobe Ms. Kimberly Strong Dr. Nossi Taheri & Ms. Hope Vaziri Dede & Bob Thompson Carolyn C. Thorsen∞ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Toren Trapp Family Burton Trimble Chilton & Morgan* Varner Mr. & Mrs. Benny Varzi Amy & Robert Vassey
Ms. Juliana T. Vincenzino Mr. Robert Walt & Mr. Daniel J. Hess Alan & Marcia Watt Ruthie Watts Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Suzanne B. Wilner Camille W. Yow
$3,500+ Mr. John Blatz Carol Brantley & David Webster
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Chorba Jean & Jerry Cooper
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Phil & Lisa Hartley John* & Martha Head Deborah & William Liss° Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Judy Zaban-Miller & Lester Miller Donald S. Orr & Marcia K. Knight Mr. & Mrs. Edmund F. Pearce, Jr.° In Memory of Dr. Frank S. Pittman III Dr. & Mrs. John P. Pooler Ms. Kathy Powell S.A. Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Donna Schwartz Ms. Martha Solano Angela Spivey Beth & Edward Sugarman
Mrs. Dale L. Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Welch David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. M. Beattie Wood
A Friend of the Symphony (3) 2492 Fund
Dr. & Mrs. Joel M. Adler, D.D.S.
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Kent & Diane Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Allen IV Mr. & Mrs. Walker Anderson
The Hisham & Nawal Araim Family Foundation Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. Jay & Dr. Martin Beard-Coles Susan & Jack Bertram Shirley Blaine Leon & Joy Borchers
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bower° Martha S. Brewer Harriet Evans Brock Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Ms. Elizabeth W. Camp Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Mrs. Betty Case Julie & Jerry Chautin Mr. James Cobb Susan S. Cofer Malcolm & Ann Cole
Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins° Ned Cone & Nadeen Green Mrs. Nancy Cooke R. Carter & Marjorie A. Crittenden Foundation Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Dancu Mary & Mahlon Delong Mr. & Mrs. Graham Dorian Gregory & Debra Durden Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Erica Endicott & Chris Heisel
Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. Ramsey Fahs° Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Farnham Ken Felts & A. Richard Bunn Mr. & Mrs. William A. Flinn Dr. Karen A. Foster Gaby Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier
Raj & Jyoti Gandhi Family Foundation
Marty & John Gillin° Sandra & John Glover Mrs. Janet D. Goldstein Mary C. Gramling Richard & Debbie Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. George Gunderson Linda & Hank Harris Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hauser Mr. & Mrs. John Hellriegel Ms. Elizabeth Hendrick Mr. Kenneth & Ms. Colleen Hey Sarah & Harvey Hill, Jr.° Laurie House Hopkins & John D. Hopkins James & Bridget Horgan Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Ms. & Mr. Carli Huband Dona & Bill Humphreys Barbara M. Hund Mary & Wayne James Nancy & John Janet Ms. Rebecca Jarvis Mrs. Gail Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Cecile M. Jones Mr. & Mrs. David T. Jones Lana M. Jordan William L. & Sally S. Jorden Teresa M. Joyce, Ph.D Mr. & Ms. Josh Kamin Mr. & Mrs. Todd E. Kessler
Wolfgang* & Mariana Laufer
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Lillian Balentine Law Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Grace & Josh Lembeck Mr. & Mrs. Ari Levine° Elizabeth J. Levine Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Dr. & Mrs. David H. Mason In Memory of Pam McAllister
Mr. & Mrs. James McClatchey Birgit & David McQueen Dr. & Mrs. John D. Merlino Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Mimms, Jr. Laura & Craig Mullins Janice & Tom
Munsterman∞ Michael & Carol Murphy Melanie & Allan Nelkin Dr. & Mrs. John Nelson
The Piedmont National Family Foundation John H. Rains Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Sharon & David Schachter° Mrs. Dianna A. Scherer Drs. Bess Schoen & Andrew Muir Nick & Annie Shreiber Helga Hazelrig Siegel
Jeanne & Jim Simpson Mr. Matthew Sitler
The Alex & Betty Smith Donor-Advised Endowment Fund Anne-Marie Sparrow Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Stapleton
James & Shari Steinberg Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans
Kay R Summers
Ms. Linda F. Terry Ms. Lara C. Tumeh° Dr. Brenda G. Turner Wayne & Lee Harper Vason
Vogel Family Foundation Ron & Susan Whitaker Russell F. Winch & Mark B. Elberfeld Mrs. Lynne M. Winship Ms. Sonia Witkowski Zaban Foundation, Inc. Herbert* & Grace Zwerner
Linda Matthews chair
Nancy Janet Belinda Massafra
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HENRY SOPKIN CIRCLE
A Friend of the Symphony (22) Madeline* & Howell E. Adams, Jr.
Mr.* & Mrs.* John E. Aderhold Mr. & Mrs. Paul Aldo Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Helga Beam
Mr. Charles D. Belcher * Neil H. Berman Susan & Jack Bertram
Mr.* & Mrs.* Karl A. Bevins
The Estate of Donald S. & Joyce Bickers Ms. Page Bishop*
Mr.* & Mrs. Sol Blaine John Blatz
Rita & Herschel Bloom
The Estate of Mrs. Gilbert H. Boggs, Jr. W. Moses Bond
Mr.* & Mrs. Robert C. Boozer Elinor A. Breman* James C. Buggs*
Mr. & Mrs.* Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke* Mr. & Mrs. William Buss Wilber W. Caldwell
Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Mrs. Jane Celler* Lenore Cicchese* Margie & Pierce Cline
Dr. & Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Robert Boston Colgin Mrs. Mary Frances Evans Comstock* Miriam* & John A.* Conant Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. & Mrs. William R. Cummickel
Bob* & Verdery* Cunningham John R. Donnell Dixon W. Driggs* Pamela Johnson Drummond Mrs. Kathryn E. Duggleby Catherine Warren Dukehart* Ms. Diane Durgin Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Geoffrey G. Eichholz* Elizabeth Etoll
Mr. Doyle Faler Brien P. Faucett Dr. Emile T. Fisher* Moniqua N Fladger
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Flower A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink*
Betty & Drew* Fuller Sally & Carl Gable William & Carolyn Gaik Dr. John W. Gamwell* Mr.* & Mrs.* L.L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Max Gilstrap
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Mrs. David Goldwasser
Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Billie & Sig Guthman Betty G.* & Joseph* F. Haas James & Virginia Hale Ms. Alice Ann Hamilton Dr. Charles H. Hamilton* Sally & Paul* Hawkins John* & Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn* Barbara & John Henigbaum Jill* & Jennings* Hertz Mr. Albert L. Hibbard
Richard E. Hodges
Mr.* & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr.* & Mrs.* Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Jim* & Barbara Hund Clayton F. Jackson Mary B. James
Mr. Calvert Johnson & Mr. Kenneth Dutter deForest F. Jurkiewicz* Herb* & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey
James W.* & Mary Ellen* Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff* Mr. Robert Lamy James H. Landon Ouida Hayes Lanier Lucy Russell Lee* & Gary Lee, Jr. Ione & John Lee
Mr. Larry M. LeMaster Mr.* & Mrs.* William C. Lester Liz & Jay* Levine Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Carroll & Ruth Liller Ms. Joanne Lincoln* Jane Little* Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr.* Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier
John W. Markham* Mrs. Ann B. Martin Linda & John Matthews Mr. Michael A. McDowell, Jr. Dr. Michael S. McGarry Richard & Shirley McGinnis John & Clodagh Miller Ms. Vera Milner Mrs. Gene Morse* Ms. Janice Murphy* Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Mrs. Amy W. Norman* Galen Oelkers Roger B. Orloff Barbara D. Orloff Dr. Bernard* & Sandra Palay Sally & Pete Parsonson James L. Paulk Ralph & Kay* Paulk Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mrs. Lela May Perry* Mr.* & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr.
Janet M. Pierce* Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L.* & Lucia Fairlie* Pulgram
Ms. Judy L. Reed* Carl J. Reith* Mr. Philip A. Rhodes
Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Helen & John Rieser Dr. Shirley E. Rivers* David F. & Maxine A.* Rock Glen Rogerson*
Tiffany & Richard Rosetti
Mr.* & Mrs.* Martin H. Sauser Bob & Mary Martha Scarr Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser
Dr. Barbara S. Schlefman Bill & Rachel Schultz Mrs. Joan C. Schweitzer June & John Scott Edward G. Scruggs* Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. W. G. Shaefer, Jr. Charles H. Siegel*
Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall* Ms. Margo Sommers Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel
Mr. Daniel D. Stanley Gail & Loren Starr
Peter James Stelling* Ms. Barbara Stewart Beth & Edward Sugarman C. Mack* & Mary Rose* Taylor Isabel Thomson* Jennings Thompson IV Margaret* & Randolph* Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice
Mr. H. Burton Trimble, Jr. Mr. Steven R. Tunnell
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Uttenhove Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace
Mr. Robert Wardle, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair & Dick White
Mr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr.* Sue & Neil* Williams
Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Mrs. Elin M. Winn Ms. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs.* Charles R. Yates
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for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s founding Music Director, the HENRY SOPKIN CIRCLE celebrates cherished individuals and families who have made a planned gift to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. These special donors preserve the Orchestra’s foundation and ensure success for future generations.
Jennifer Barlament executive director
Alvinetta Cooksey executive & finance assistant
Elise Kolle executive assistant to senior management Emily Fritz Endres executive management fellow
Gaetan Le Divelec vice president, artistic planning
Jeffrey Baxter choral administrator Bob Scarr archivist & special projects coordinator
RaSheed Lemon aso artist liaison
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Sarah Grant director of education Ryan Walks talent development program manager
Elena Gagon coordinator of education & community engagement
Sameed Afghani vice president & general manager
Tyler Benware director of orchestra operations & asyo Elizabeth Graiser manager of operations & asyo
Victoria Moore director of orchestra personnel
Paul Barrett senior production stage manager
Richard Carvlin stage manager Holly Matthews, assistant principal librarian
Hannah Davis, assistant librarian
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Ashley Mirakian vice president, marketing & communications Delle Beganie content & production manager Leah Branstetter director of digital content Adam Fenton director of multimedia technology Will Strawn associate director of marketing, live Caitlin Buckers marketing manager, live Lisa Eng multimedia creative manager, live Mia Jones-Walker marketing manager Rob Phipps director of creative services Bob Scarr archivist & research coordinator
Madisyn Willis marketing manager
SALES & REVENUE MANAGEMENT
Russell Wheeler vice president, sales & revenue management Nancy James front of house supervisor Erin Jones director of sales Jesse Pace senior manager of ticketing & patron experience Dennis Quinlan data analyst Robin Smith patron services & season ticket associate Jake Van Valkenburg sales coordinator Milo McGehee guest services coordinator Anna Caldwell guest services associate
ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL LIVE
Nicole Panunti vice president, atlanta symphony hall live Christine Lawrence associate director of guest services Michael Tamucci associate director of performance management, atlanta symphony hall live
Joshua Reynolds event manager, atlanta symphony hall live Dan Nesspor ticketing manager, atlanta symphony hall live
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Susan Ambo chief financial officer & vice president, business operations
Kimberly Hielsberg senior director of financial planning & analysis
Brandi Hoyos director of diversity, equity & inclusion
April Satterfield controller
Brandi Reed staff accountant
Grace Sipusic vice president of development Cheri Snyder senior director of development Julia Filson director of corporate relations
William Keene director of annual giving James Paulk senior annual giving officer
Renee Contreras associate director, development communications
Dana Parness manager of individual giving and prospect research
Catherine MacGregor assistant manager of donor engagement
Robert Cushing development associate, major gifts Sarah Wilson development operations associate
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ASO | STAFF
This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE
Woodruff Circle members have contributed more than $250,000 annually to support the arts
education work of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to help
& Mrs. Shouky Shaheen
& Al Azadi
The Home Depot Foundation Sarah and Jim Kennedy
The Rich Foundation, Inc. Alfred A. Thornton Venable Trust
Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust
Zeist Foundation, Inc.
THE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Leadership Circle corporations have committed to a contribution of $1,000,000 over one or more years to support the arts and education work of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art.
to the work.
Foundation Bank of America A Friend of the
Symphony Orchestra Accenture AT&T Foundation Farideh
Blank Fund Helen
Foundation Chick-fil-A Foundation |
Foundation Invesco QQQ Novelis PNC $1MILLION+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra $500,000+ $250,000+ Mr.
Accenture The Coca-Cola Company Chick-fil-A Delta Air Lines Georgia Power Graphic Packaging Novelis UPS WestRock
UPS WestRock The
THE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE
Benefactor Circle members have contributed more than $100,000 annually to support the arts and education work of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to help create opportunities for enhanced access to the work.
ACT Foundation, Inc.
Alston & Bird Atlantic Station
Sandra & Dan Baldwin BlackRock
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Melinda & Brian Corbett
Sheila L. & Jonathan J. Davies
Barney M. Franklin & Hugh W. Burke Charitable Fund
Google Graphic Packaging
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Grien Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot
The John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
The Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
The Imlay Foundation Institute of Museum & Library Services
Jones Day Foundation & Employees
Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation
King & Spalding, Partners & Employees
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc.
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
John W. Markham III*
Morris Manning & Martin LLP
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Norfolk Southern Foundation Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation
Northside Hospital Victoria & Howard Palefsky
Patty and Doug Reid
The Shubert Foundation
Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund
Dr. Joan H. Weens Kelly and Rod Westmoreland Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. wish Foundation
The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund
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$100,000+ *notates deceased