Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; September, 2022

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Welcome to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 78th season—a time of new beginnings. This fall marks the beginning of Nathalie Stutzmann's tenure as Music Director. Nathalie is only the fifth Music Director in the ASO’s history and only the second woman to lead a major American orchestra. I know you will be inspired by Nathalie’s incredible talent and musicality, and I hope you’ll join me in giving her a warm Atlanta welcome. Follow along with #ATLwelcomesNathalie.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is also happy to welcome six new musicians to the stage, including three with very special ASO connections. Please join me in welcoming ASO Talent Development Program alumna, cellist Denielle Wilson, and two former members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, William Cooper, trumpet, and Michael Scholefield, bass to the ASO. You’ll learn more about all the newest members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family in this month’s Encore feature story, written by bassist Michael Kurth.

One of the great privileges of my role at the ASO is the opportunity to work with our extraordinarily committed and hard-working Board of Directors. This July we welcomed Patrick Viguerie as Board Chair, succeeding Janine Brown. Having served on the Board for over a decade, Patrick knows the organization well. Most recently he chaired the search committee that led to the selection of Nathalie Stutzmann. A senior partner at strategy consulting firm Innosight, Patrick brings his keen insight to the ASO; and as a talented musician himself and parent of a star ASYO alum, he brings a true passion for the ASO’s programs and impact. Thank you, Patrick, for your leadership.

Speaking of new beginnings, we are happy to bring back our field trip concert series for Atlanta-area students this season. Students at the Symphony, formerly known as Concerts for Young People, is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the beauty of classical music, and we’re thrilled to bring back this longstanding and impactful education program. To learn more about the ASO’s education programs, visit

Finally, we hope you’re enjoying our newly renovated Galleria space, complete with new bars and expanded seating areas, all in a warm and inviting setting. Special thanks to our friends at for creating this beautiful new space to enjoy.

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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. | @AtlantaSymphony |

ASO | LEADERSHIP | 2022/23 Board of Directors


Patrick Viguerie chair

Janine Brown immediate past chair

Bert Mills treasurer Angela Evans secretary Lynn Eden vice chair James Rubright vice chair


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

Susan Clare

Russell Currey

Sheila Lee Davies

Erroll Brown Davis, Jr. Carlos del Rio,


Sloane Drake

S. Wright Caughman, M.D.

Lisa Chang

Lynn Eden Rod Garcia-Escudero

Angela Evans

Craig Frankel

Sally Bogle Gable Anne Game

Sally Frost George Robert Glustrom Bonnie B. Harris Charles Harrison Caroline Hofland Tad Hutcheson, Jr.

Roya Irvani 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


Neil Berman

John W. Cooledge, M.D.

John R. Donnell, Jr.

Jere A. Drummond

Carla Fackler

Charles B. Ginden

John T. Glover

Dona Humphreys

Aaron J. Johnson, Jr.

Ben F. Johnson, III

James F. Kelley

Patricia Leake


Karole F. Lloyd Meghan H. Magruder Penelope McPhee

Patricia H. Reid

Joyce Schwob

John A. Sibley, III

Doug Reid

James Rubright

William Schultz

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.

cH. Hamilton Smith

G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Michael W. Trapp

Ray Uttenhove

Chilton Varner

Adair M. White

Sue Sigmon Williams

Howell E. Adams, Jr. Connie Calhoun C. Merrell Calhoun Betty Sands Fuller Azira G. Hill | @AtlantaSymphony |
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2022/23 Musician Roster


David Coucheron


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

Kevin Chen

Carolyn Toll Hancock

The Wells Fargo Chair

John Meisner

Christopher Pulgram

Juan R. Ramírez Hernández

Olga Shpitko

Kenn Wagner

Lisa Wiedman Yancich

Sissi Yuqing Zhang


Judith Cox

Raymond Leung

The Carolyn McClatchey Chair

Sanford Salzinger


Vacant principal

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

Daniel Laufer acting / associate principal

The Livingston Foundation Chair

Nathalie Stutzmann music director

The Robert Reid Topping Chair

Karen Freer

acting associate / assistant principal

Thomas Carpenter

Joel Dallow

The UPS Foundation Chair

Peter Garrett•**

Brad Ritchie

Denielle Wilson•**


Joseph McFadden principal

The Marcia and John Donnell Chair

Gloria Jones Allgood associate principal

The Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair

Karl Fenner

Michael Kenady

The Jane Little Chair

Michael Kurth

Nicholas Scholefield•

Daniel Tosky


Christina Smith principal

The Jill Hertz Chair

Robert Cronin associate principal

C. Todd Skitch

Gina Hughes


Gina Hughes | @AtlantaSymphony | Players in string sections are listed alphabetically | ‡ Rotates between sections | * Leave of absence |
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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


Elizabeth Koch Tiscione


The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair

Zachary Boeding associate principal

The Kendeda Fund Chair

Samuel Nemec

Emily Brebach


Emily Brebach


Vacant principal

The Robert Shaw Chair

The Mabel Dorn Reeder

Honorary Chair

Ted Gurch

acting / associate principal Marci Gurnow

Alcides Rodriguez


Ted Gurch


Alcides Rodriguez


Andrew Brady* principal

The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair

Anthony Georgeson acting / associate principal

Laura Najarian

Juan de Gomar


Juan de Gomar


Vacant principal

The Betty Sands Fuller Chair

Susan Welty acting / associate principal Kimberly Gilman

Bruce Kenney


Stuart Stephenson* principal

The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair

Michael Tiscione acting / associate principal

Anthony Limoncelli

Mark Maliniak

William Cooper•**


Vacant principal

The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Zgonc acting / associate principal



The Home Depot Veterans Chair TUBA Michael Moore principal

The Delta Air Lines Chair

Norman Mackenzie

director of choruses

The Frannie & Bill Graves Chair


Mark Yancich principal

The Walter H. Bunzl Chair

Michael Stubbart assistant principal


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


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
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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.

2021/22 CHAIRS

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 connections task force co chair

Otis Threatt diversity & community connection task force co chair


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

Bruce Flower John Fuller

Tucker Green Justin Im Baxter Jones Brian & Ann Kimsey Jason & Michelle Kroh Scott Lampert

Dr. Fulton Lewis III & Mr. Neal Rhoney

Robert Lewis, Jr. Belinda Massafra 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 Ralph Paulk Regina Olchowski Eliza Quigley

Eleina Raines Felicia Rives

Frances A. Root

Thomas & Lynne Saylor 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 or 404.733.4904. | @AtlantaSymphony |
HILARY PURRINGTON: Words for Departure BEETHOVEN: Ah! perfido BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 Talise Trevigne, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Robin Tritschler, tenor Leon Košavić, bass ASO Chorus BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 FRANCK: Le chasseur maudit SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht SIBELIUS: The Oceanides KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto JENNIFER HIGDON: Concerto for Orchestra Hannu Lintu, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Programs and artists are subject to change. Season presented by OCT 6/8/9 OCT 14/15 UPCOMING CONCERTS
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The beginning of the 2022/23 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra season arrives with plenty of fresh faces: six young musicians are joining our ranks this fall—quite a large number. Some of them might already seem familiar, having joined us before as substitute players. In fact, some have come up through the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra or Talent Development Program and studied with ASO musicians. Now, former students have become peers, and proud teachers sit on stage with talented professionals they once mentored. Let’s meet this year’s new musicians.

Second Violin

Her journey here: Born in Korea, Eun Young began playing violin at age 9. “I still have my diary from when I was 10, and in it I said that I want to become a concert violinist and a music teacher.” She moved to the states to get her master’s at Yale, and she has previously played with orchestras in Nashville and Miami.

Atlanta connection:  Her husband was born in Atlanta, and their new home in Decatur is minutes away from the hospital where he was born!

If it’s not classical: She loves 1950s jazz and bossa nova. Her favorite artists include Chet Baker, Judy Garland, João Gilberto and Korean jazz artist Lee Jin-ah.

Childhood dream job: “A zookeeper! I would love to be an animal whisperer.” In fact, if she could possess one superpower, “I would say Dr. Doolittle’s ability to communicate with animals. I have two cats, Basil and Bori, who always fight with each other. I want to talk them through getting along with each other.”

Fear factor: “I had a near-death experience when I was four. I had an accident where a car drove over me. Luckily there was a tree right next to me and the broken branches made space between the bottom of the car and the ground, so it did not hurt a hair on my head.”

Frivolous purchase: If she won the lottery, she’d splurge on “a brick oven, an e-bike, a walk-in fridge and unlimited Chick-fil-A sauce.” | @AtlantaSymphony |
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Second Violin

Her journey here: Born in China, she received her bachelor’s degree at Shanghai Conservatory, then her master’s at USC.

Atlanta connection: In 2017, she played under Robert Spano at the Aspen Music Festival.

Favorite restaurant: Bestia, an Italian spot in L.A.

Childhood dream job: Lawyer

Fear factor: The scariest thing she’s ever done? “Holding a giant crab!”

Frivolous purchase: “A device that dries hair instantly.”

If she could have one superpower: “The ability to make objects larger or smaller.” | 17


His journey here: native of Bloomington, Illinois, he is the son of a cellist and clarinetist and started cello lessons with his mother at age 6. He has degrees from the University of Michigan and Rice University. He just finished his seventh season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Houston and Nashville Symphony Orchestras.

Atlanta connection: “I’ve played with the ASO on a few occasions, and I get most of my cello repair work done here.”

“The Beatles, Queen, the Punch Brothers, Snarky Puppy, Anna Meredith and Anderson Paak.”

“Playing chamber music, arranging and composing, cycling and homebrewing craft beer.”

Favorite restaurant: “I recently discovered ‘HopStix’ in Chamblee, and I’m always happy to have a poke bowl from Dua in midtown Atlanta.”

Childhood dream job: “When I was 6 years old, I was obsessed with the Beatles and wanted to be a rock


Bachelor’s degree at Northwestern, then master’s at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a diversity fellowship with the Cincinnati Orchestra. She just finished her first season as an acting section cellist in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Atlanta connection: Denielle was born and raised in Lithonia, Georgia. She is an alum of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program, where she studied with ASO cellist Joel Dallow for five years.

“I’ve been getting into the music of Omar Khorshid. He is an Egyptian guitarist that a friend introduced me to recently.”

She plays in a piano trio with her siblings,

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Favorite cuisine: “Trinidadian food—my father is from Tobago.”

Childhood dream job: “I remember wanting to be a nurse like my mom. I think a couple years later I wanted to be a scientist. Then I started playing the cello…”

“I don’t think I can think of anything scarier than auditioning, but whitewater rafting was slightly terrifying.”

Frivolous purchase: “A luxury RV. I like road trips, so why not make them fancy?”


His journey here: Nick joins the mighty ASO bass section after a couple of seasons with the Alabama Symphony. His studies were at Indiana University and Kennesaw State.

Atlanta connection: “I was born and raised in Kennesaw, graduated from Allatoona High School in Acworth and attended Kennesaw State University for two years. As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, I studied with two ASO musicians, Doug Sommer and Joe McFadden.”

The ASO should play: Chamber Symphony No.1

If it’s not classical: “I really enjoy listening to jazz. I particularly like more avant-garde and free jazz.”

Favorite cuisine: “I enjoy a lot of different kinds of food but I particularly enjoy Indian Cuisine.”

Alternative dream job: “Probably a travel writer, not that I’m great at writing, but I’d do it for the traveling.”

Frivolous purchase: “If I won the lottery, I’d probably spend it on some nice international vacations or on a house somewhere tropical.”

Superpower: “Certainly possessing some kind of infinite wisdom would be nice.” | 19


His journey here: William got his undergrad and graduate degrees from Northwestern, and previously played with the Orlando Philharmonic and the Malaysian Philharmonic. He’s also toured with a Broadway show and played at Walt Disney World!

Atlanta connection: A Georgia native, William was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and studied with the ASO’s Mike Tiscione.

The ASO should play: Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony

If it’s not classical: “I really enjoy listening to progressive bluegrass—Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers—and anything with a funk groove—Tower of Power, Michael Jackson’s Off , Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.”

Favorite cuisine: “Nashville hot chicken.”

Fear factor: “Nashville hot chicken.”

Childhood dream job: “I wanted to be an astronomer because outer space is super cool.”

Frivolous purchase: “Designing, building and owning my own golf course.”

Superpower: “The ability to understand and speak any language instantly.” | @AtlantaSymphony |
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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

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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. | @AtlantaSymphony |
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Concerts of Thursday, September 22, 2022, 8:00pm Saturday, September 24, 2022, 8:00pm





To Awaken the Sleeper (2021) 21 MINS Joel Thompson, narrator


Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456 (1784) 30 MINS

I. Allegro vivace

II. Andante un poco sostenuto

III. Allegro vivace Emanuel Ax, piano




Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (1940) 37 MINS

I. Non allegro

II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

III. Lento assai — Allegro vivace

Thursday’s concert is dedicated to the remarkable musicians and staff of the ASO, and to Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann’s first season, by Bill and Rachel Schultz.

The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Please be kind to those around you and silence your mobile phone and other hand-held devices. | @AtlantaSymphony | | sep22/24


To Awaken the Sleeper

To Awaken the Sleeper is scored for two flutes (one doubling piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp and strings.

Joel Thompson, best known for the choral work, Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, is an artist and educator currently serving as composer-in-residence with the Houston Grand Opera (HGO). Committed to creating spaces for healing and community through music, Thompson has collaborated with the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Colorado Music Festival, and also serves as composerin-residence at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. His opera, The Snowy Day, was commissioned and premiered by HGO in December 2021.

Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456

In addition to the solo piano, this concerto is scored for one flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns and strings.

With a kick in the pants, the Archbishop of Salzburg severed ties with Wolfgang Mozart in 1781. It was terribly humiliating and very opportune. The young composer desperately needed an excuse to leave home.

His father, Leopold, had been a devoted parent and teacher, but was also guilty of serious overreach. As biographer Maynard Solomon wrote, “Without significant exception, Leopold opposed or interfered with all of his son’s love affairs.”

Four years earlier, Leopold had sent young Mozart and his mother on a job-hunting tour of Germany and Paris (Wolfgang’s mother was instructed to keep him away from women). For the first time in his life, the young composer was out from under his father, and quickly fell into a steamy romance with his cousin in Augsburg. The next stop was Mannheim where he fell in love with the soprano Aloysia Weber. He wrote home announcing his intention to remain with Aloysia’s family and pursue a freelance career, which

These are the first ASO performances.

First ASO performances: February 9–11, 1995

Yoel Levi, conductor Radu Lupu, piano

Most recent ASO performances: January 7–10, 2010

Donald Runnicles, conductor Robert Levin, piano


prompted a fierce response from dad: “Off with you to Paris.” In general, the tour of 1777–1779 was a bust. Many of the nobles who had been so taken with the child prodigy Mozart were less interested in the grown-up version. For Leopold Mozart, this was but a setback—he had plans for his genius son.

Leopold Mozart was a successful musician serving in the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. To say he was successful was to say that he had a steady job as a servant at court and had secured a similar job for his son. Because Leopold had produced and managed the careers of two child prodigies (Wolfgang and his sister, Marianne), he’d actually accumulated some wealth, including a nice apartment, a private carriage and servants of his own. Leopold’s greatest ambition was to see young Wolfgang become the ranking musician in one of the higher courts in Europe—and to continue sending money home.

In March of 1781, the 25-year-old Wolfgang took a fateful trip to Vienna. As was his habit, he began making his rounds, drumming up projects among the nobles, including an audience with the emperor. But one thing was different about that particular trip: his prince, the Archbishop of Salzburg, was in town. The prince scuttled Mozart’s plans and took pains to remind him of his rank, which was somewhere between cook and valet. A blowup ensued. Mozart quit his job. Through a series of letters, Leopold scrambled to repair the damage, but young Mozart refused to cooperate.

In this instance, Mozart could claim he had defended the family honor. With his next act of defiance, he could not. He took up lodgings in Vienna with the widow Weber and her daughters (formerly of Mannheim). With Mozart’s former love Aloysia Weber now married, he set his sights on her younger sister, Constanze. Without his father’s consent, Wolfgang married her on August 4 in St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Mozart and his bride became “central figures in the Viennese beau monde,” according to biographer Maynard Solomon. “Glittering all-night parties were held in their apartment; they were to be seen at the masked balls | @AtlantaSymphony |
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and carnival festivities.” They enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, supported in large part by Mozart’s ability to write and perform piano concertos.

Living in Vienna, Mozart was a subject of the Holy Roman Empire, where the Church held enormous influence over daily life. As such, theaters closed during Lent, creating an opportunity for a different form of entertainment. For the Lenten season of 1784, Mozart sold subscriptions and gave more than a dozen public concerts, with the piano concerto serving as the major draw. In September, he made a push to write more concertos for the Lenten season of 1785. Completing the Piano Concerto No. 18 on September 30, 1784, Mozart produced a total of six piano concertos that year. From a letter written by Leopold Mozart, we know that Wolfgang composed and performed one of them for a musician named Maria Theresia von Paradis (a noted singer, pianist and composer who had been blinded at age four). Some scholars believe the Concerto No. 18 was originally written for her to play.

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

The Symphonic Dances are scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano and strings.

From 1940–1941, Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov spent two summers in a Long Island hamlet. “Imagine the joy the lucky boaters experienced drifting by at just the right time,” writes the Huntington Historical Society, “while the virtuoso was practicing in his studio near the water.” Such was life for a famous composer in exile. Rachmaninov had come from an aristocratic family whose holdings were squandered by his improvident father. Young Sergei emerged as an important composer and conductor and seemed to be headed for celebrity status, with all its advantages when the Russian Revolution upended his world. Members of the Social Revolutionary Party seized the composer’s country estate; concert life came to a halt. When he received an invitation to perform in Stockholm, Rachmaninov led his family across the Finnish border,

First ASO performance: December 14, 1964

Robert Mann, conductor

Most recent ASO performances: November 29–December 1, 2018

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traveling by train and open sledge, and never went back. Moving to the United States in 1918, he embarked upon a piano career (he is counted among the greatest pianists ever) and lived out his life as a celebrated performer. Rachmaninov—the composer—was undervalued. It started early with his First Symphony. So damning were the reviews he quit writing for three years, and the manuscript vanished. Long believed to have been destroyed by the composer, it is today rumored to be in the hands of a private collector.

Rachmaninov did recover from the trauma of the First Symphony and wrote a number of compositions, but most were not well received in the West. Regrettably, he wrote only six more works between 1918 and 1943, when he died.

Rachmaninov wrote  Symphonic Dances, his last piece, in the summer of 1940 at the seaside estate on Long Island. As was typical of the composer, he embedded its pages with secrets, little cameos that bear some personal significance. In this case, the cameos look back on 50 years of compositions. A number of works make appearances, including a private reference to his long-lost First Symphony (this musical quote was discovered after his death when the original orchestral parts surfaced in Leningrad).

The last movement of  Symphonic Dances shrieks with the Dies irae (Day of Wrath) from the Roman Catholic/Latin Mass for the dead. A tune he used throughout his career, it is something of a curiosity, given that Rachmaninov was Russian Orthodox. In the  Symphonic Dances  finale, the Dies irae does battle with a Russian Orthodox theme from the composer’s All-Night Vigil: “Blessed Art Thou, O Lord.” In the autograph manuscript, he wrote the word “Alliluya,” just as Dies irae finally gives way to the Orthodox hymn. At the end of the score, which is now housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Rachmaninov wrote: “I thank thee, Lord.” | @AtlantaSymphony |
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Recognized as a masterful and dynamic presence in the conducting world, Peter Oundjian has developed a multi-faceted portfolio as a conductor, violinist, professor and artistic advisor. He has been celebrated for his musicality, an eye towards collaboration, innovative programming, leadership and training with students and an engaging personality. Strengthening his ties to Colorado, Oundjian is now Principal Conductor of the Colorado Symphony in addition to Music Director of the Colorado Music Festival.

Now carrying the title Conductor Emeritus, Oundjian’s 14-year tenure as Music Director of the Toronto Symphony served as a major creative force for the city of Toronto and was marked by a reimagining of the TSO’s programming, international stature, audience development, touring and a number of outstanding recordings, garnering a Grammy® nomination in 2018 and a Juno award for Vaughan Williams’ Orchestral Works in 2019. An outstanding violinist, Oundjian spent 14 years as the first violinist for the renowned Tokyo String Quartet before he turned his energy towards conducting.


Born in modern-day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. Ax made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and in 1974 won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the Avery Fisher Prize.

Ax has been a Sony Classical exclusive recording artist since 1987, his most recent being Brahms Trios with Yo-Yo Ma and Leonidas Kavakos. He has received Grammy® Awards for the second and third volumes of his cycle of Haydn’s piano sonatas. He has also made a series of Grammy®-winning recordings with cellist Yo-Yo Ma of the Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano.

Ax is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Skidmore College, New England Conservatory of Music, Yale University and Columbia University.

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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.



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The Antinori Foundation

The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation∞

The Coca-Cola Company


Alston & Bird LLP


Accenture LLP

The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation

Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund


BlackRock, Inc.

City of Atlanta

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

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


John W. Cooledge

Sally & Larry Davis

Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes∞

A Friend of the Symphony∞

Sheila L. & Jonathan J. Davies

Delta Air Lines

Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

Georgia Power Company

The Home Depot Foundation Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation∞

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

Sally & Pete Parsonson∞

Betty Sands Fuller

John D. Fuller∞

Dick & Anne Game° Jeannette Guarner, MD & Carlos del Rio, MD

Bonnie & Jay Harris

League of American Orchestras The Marcus Foundation, Inc.∞ Massey Charitable Trust John & Linda Matthews Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills Northside Hospital Novelis

Barney M. Franklin & Hugh W. Burke Charitable Fund

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

Patty & Doug Reid Mary & Jim Rubright

Patrick & Susie Viguerie Mr.* & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.

John R. Paddock, Ph.D. & Karen M. Schwartz, Ph.D. 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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Mr. Keith Adams & Ms. Kerry Heyward° John & Juliet Allan

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Bailey

Benjamin Q. Brunt Wright & Alison Caughman

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 Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Terence L. & Jeanne Perrine Neal° Lynn & Galen Oelkers

Ms. Margaret Painter∞ Martha M. Pentecost

The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Ms. Cathleen Quigley


Joyce & Henry Schwob

Mr. Fahim Siddiqui & Ms. Shazia Fahim

Dr. Steven & Lynne Steindel°

Ms. Brett A. Tarver

The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

Ms. Sheila Tschinkel


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

Mr. Craig M. Frankel & Mrs. Jana A. Eplan Florencia y Rodrigo Garcia-Escudero

Sally & Walter George 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

Mr. John A. Sibley, III Elliott & Elaine Tapp John & Ray Uttenhove Adair & Dick White Drs. Kevin & Kalinda Woods


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. CBF Foundation


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

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen 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

Beverly & Milton Shlapak

Peter James Stelling* John & Yee-Wan Stevens George & Amy Taylor

Judith & Mark K. Taylor

Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.

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

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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 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

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 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

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 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

$2,000+ A Friend of the Symphony (3) 2492 Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Dr. & Mrs. Joel M. Adler, D.D.S. Kent & Diane Alexander

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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

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

Mr. Nathan Gaby

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 Ms. Eunice Luke

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 Diana Silverman Mr. Matthew Sitler

The Alex & Betty Smith Donor-Advised Endowment Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Stapleton Candace Steele

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

Patron Partnership and Appassionato Leadership Committee

We give special thanks to this dedicated group of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra donor-volunteers for their commitment to each year’s annual support initiatives:

Linda Matthews chair

Kristi Allpere

Helga Beam

Bill Buss Pat Buss

Deedee Hamburger

Judy Hellriegel

Kristen Fowks

to acquire matching gifts from

Nancy Janet Belinda Massafra

Sally Parsonson

June Scott

Milt Shlapak

Sheila Tschinkel

Jonne Walter

Marcia Watt

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are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time


Named 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.

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 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. Stephen L. Naman

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

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

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

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Jennifer Barlament executive director

Alvinetta Cooksey executive & finance assistant

Elise Kolle executive assistant to senior management


Gaetan Le Divelec vice president, artistic planning

Jeffrey Baxter choral administrator

Bob Scarr archivist & special projects coordinator

RaSheed Lemon aso artist liaison


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

Hsing-I Ho, manager of orchestra personnel

Paul Barrett

senior production stage manager

Richard Carvlin stage manager

Holly Matthews, assistant principal librarian

Hannah Davis, assistant librarian


Tammy Hawk 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 Elizabeth Daniell associate director of communications

Lisa Eng multimedia creative manager, live Mia Jones-Walker marketing manager

Rob Phipps director of publications

Bob Scarr archivist & research coordinator

Madisyn Willis marketing manager


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


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

William Keene director of annual giving

James Paulk 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



Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

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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.


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ACT Foundation, Inc.

Alston & Bird

The Antinori Foundation

Atlantic Station

John Auerbach

Sandra & Dan Baldwin


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Estate of Mr. Hugh W. Burke

Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc.

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Melinda & Brian Corbett



Graphic Packaging

The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr.

The Estate of Sara & Fred A. Hoyt, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Grien

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

The Imlay Foundation, Inc.

Institute of Museum & Library Services

Jones Day Foundation & Employees

Kaiser Permanente

King & Spalding , Partners & Employees

The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

John W. Markham III* Morris Manning & Martin LLP National Endowment for the Arts

Newell Brands

Norfolk Southern Foundation

Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Northside Hospital

Victoria & Howard Palefsky

Patty and Doug Reid

The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Sheila L. and Jonathan J. Davies

The Shubert Foundation

Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund

The Estate of Mrs. Mary F. Trembath

Mr.* & Mrs. Edith H. Warren, Jr. Dr. Joan H. Weens

Rod Westmoreland

Anne Marie & John B. White, Jr. wish Foundation

The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

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