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features 6 Atlanta Connection Sister Hazel returns for its third concert

with the ASO at Classic Chastain.

8 The Regeneration Tour Grab your hairspray ... the ’80s are back. 43 Lifestyle: The Buzz

What’s new, hot, fashionable … and where to get it..

44 Q&A with Emily Saliers The Indigo Girl speaks about music,


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‘We’ve always had a connection with Atlanta’

Gainesville’s popular Sister Hazel returns for its third concert with the ASO at Classic Chastain BY JONATHAN WILLIAMS merging from the college town of Gainesville, Fla., in the mid’90s, Sister Hazel is best known for party rock hits like “All For You” and “Happy.” The band may have peaked in mainstream popularity with its major label releases Somewhere More Familiar and Fortress, but they have maintained a grassroots following with fans (known as Hazelnuts) who continue to clamor for new CD and DVD releases, and show up en masse to concerts. While most of the band (singer/ guitarist Ken Block, guitarist/backup singer Andrew Copeland and bassist Jett Beres) are based in Florida, Atlanta has become a sort of second home; lead



guitarist Ryan Newell and drummer Mark Trojanowski have lived here for several years (Beres also resided in Atlanta at one point). The band also has recorded with producer Don McCollister at the Atlanta-area Nickel and Dime Studios and hosts the annual Rock Boat cruise produced by the local Sixthman company. “Sixthman and the Rock Boat are owned by Andy Levine, and Andy used to manage our band for 10 years,” says Newell. “We started Rock Boat with him, and he’s gone full time supporting that end of the spectrum. Atlanta’s our backyard; it’s my home and we’ve recorded three albums here.

“There’s really a great music scene here and a lot of talented producers and a lot of great studios,” he continues. “What initially brought the band to Atlanta was the studios and working with some producers in town … so we’ve always had a connection with Atlanta.” The band’s most recent release, Before the Amplifiers, came out in June and features live acoustic versions of some of the band’s more popular songs. But it’s more than a typical concert recording; it also offers reinterpretations of some of the band’s folky alterna-rock favorites. “We basically recorded live [at Nickel and Dime] in front of a studio audience,” says Newell. “It was professionally recorded, but it’s basically what you’d get if you invited Sister Hazel to your living room. It’s a very comfortable environment for us, and we’re sitting around with acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, Dobros. We also changed a lot of the arrangements of the songs and interpreted them a little bit differently, with the acoustic instrumentation, but we also changed

the structure of the songs as well as the interpretations of them.” Putting a new spin on old songs is nothing new for Sister Hazel. In addition to offering slightly different versions of recorded songs when performing live, the band also has performed twice with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park Amphitheater in recent years. Hazelnuts will no doubt be happy to hear this collaborative effort once again as Sister Hazel helps the ASO wind down its summer pops series. “This will be our third time … with the Symphony,” says Newell. “[The previous shows have] been amazing. It’s always been a dream of ours to play with a symphony and to hear our songs charted out, and actually be up there with all those incredible musicians and hear our songs in a different light. It’s really exciting for us. “We had a guy named Ken Shornberg who charted out our songs by listening to some live recordings of us playing,” Newell continues. “We play a lot of our songs different than the way they are on Continued on page 40 Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 7

The Human League

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A Flock of Seagulls

ABC’s Martin Fry

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he ’80s are bigger than ever. Fashion heavyweights H&M and American Apparel are carrying neon-colored tops and tights, along with flashy ’80s-inspired jewelry. Artists such as Britney Spears, Rihanna and Maroon 5 are pumping up the volume with dance tracks featuring 20-year-old samples. Don’t settle for “new” New Wave. Catch the originals on the Regeneration Tour, coming to Chastain Amphitheater on Aug. 29. Here’s a brief look at who you’ll see: The Human League formed in 1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. The British synthpop band originally was all-male; however, Phillip Oakey now performs with Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. Expect to hear hits such as “Don’t You Want Me” and “Human.”  Encore Atlanta

British pop band ABC formed in 1980, when Martin Fry interviewed the band Vice Versa for the magazine Modern Drugs. Vice Versa hired Fry to be the lead vocalist and changed its name to ABC. The band had five U.S. Top-40 singles between 1981 and 1990. Greatest hits include “The Look of Love, Pt. 1,” “Poison Arrow” and “Be Near Me.” New Wave band A Flock of Seagulls formed in 1979 in Liverpool, England. Despite recurring jokes about “Flock of Seagulls” hairdos in TV shows such as “Friends” and movies such as The Wedding Singer, the band was best known for songs such as 1982’s “I Ran,” which hit No. 8 on U.S. dance charts and was in heavy rotation on MTV. Current members include Continued on page 42

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obert Spano is among the most innovative and imaginative conductors of his generation. Now in his seventh season as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Spano’s arrival heralded an exciting, new era – the Creative Partnership, a collaborative approach with Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles and President and Managing Director Allison Vulgamore to major artistic and programming decisions – that has enriched the Orchestra’s repertoire and elevated it to greater prominence. A highly sought after guest conductor, Mr. Spano has conducted the major orchestras of North America, including those in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Internationally, he has led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Czech Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Sinfonie Orchestra, BBC Scottish and BBC Symphony Orchestras, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic. Mr. Spano has appeared with the opera companies of Chicago, Houston and Santa Fe, and at the Royal Opera at Covent Garden and Welsh National Opera. In August 2005, he conducted three consecutive cycles of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Seattle Opera, and returns to conduct the Ring in 2009. This season’s Atlanta programs reflect Mr. Spano’s broad and diverse repertoire as well as his commitment to living composers, opening with La bohème, and including masterworks of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius and Ravel, whose Daphnis et Chloé were featured in the orchestra’s April 2008 return to Carnegie Hall. Important commissions include works from Gonzalo Grau, Behzad Ranjbaran and Wynton Marsalis, as well as works by John Adams, Jennifer Higdon, Osvaldo Golijov and Christopher Theofanidis, composers closely associated with Mr. Spano and the ASO. The ASO’s distinguished recording legacy with Telarc continues to flourish with Mr. Spano. Their discography includes music of Del Tredici, Theofanidis, Higdon and Gandolfi, Sibelius’ Kullervo, and the Grammy Awardwinning recordings of Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and Berlioz’s Requiem. Mr. Spano and the ASO also recently recorded two discs of the music of Golijov for Deutsche Grammophon: one including Three Songs and Oceana, and the other, Ainadamar, which was awarded two Grammys. 10 Encore Atlanta






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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a Musicians Robert Spano,

Music Director

The Robert Reid Topping Chair *

Donald Runnicles, The Neil and Sue Williams Chair *

FIRST VIOLIN Cecylia Arzewski Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair * William Pu Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair * Justin Bruns Assistant Concertmaster The Mary and Cherry Emerson Chair Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Carolyn Toll Hancock The AGL Resources Chair Martha Reaves Head John Meisner Alice Anderson Oglesby Lorentz Ottzen Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Denise Berginson Smith Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich

Assistant Conductor Mei-Ann Chen is a member of the American Conducting Fellows Program, a national conductor-training program developed and managed by the American Symphony Orchestra League. 12 Encore Atlanta

Principal Guest Conductor

SECOND VIOLIN David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair * Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair * Jay Christy Assistant Principal Eleanor Arenz Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift Judith Cox David Dillard Raymond Leung Ruth Ann Little Thomas Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell Ronda Respess Sanford Salzinger Frank Walton VIOLA Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair * Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair * Amy Leventhal â&#x2014;&#x2020; Assistant Principal Lachlan McBane Acting Assistant Principal Amy Chang Wesley Collins Robert Jones Marian Kent Catherine Lynn Lachlan McBane Heidi Nitchie Ardath Weck

CELLO Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair * Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Klein Assistant Principal Emeritus Joel Dallow Jere Flint Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner BASS Ralph Jones Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair * Gloria Jones Associate Principal Jane Little Assistant Principal Emeritus Michael Kenady Michael Kurth The UPS Community Service Chair Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair * Robert Cronin Associate Principal Paul Brittan The Georgia Power Foundation Chair Carl David Hall

Jere Flint,

Staff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Zeist Foundation Chair *

Norman Mackenzie, The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair

Director of Choruses

Mei-Ann Chen, Assistant Conductor / League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow PICCOLO Carl David Hall


OBOE Elizabeth Koch l Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair * Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal Deborah Workman Patrick McFarland

HORN Brice Andrus Principal The Sandra and John Glover Chair Susan Welty Associate Principal Thomas Witte Richard Deane Bruce Kenney

ENGLISH HORN Patrick McFarland CLARINET Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair * Ted Gurch Associate Principal William Rappaport The Lucent Technologies Chair Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch BASS CLARINET Alcides Rodriguez BASSOON Carl Nitchie Principal The Walter L. “Buz” Carr, III Chair Elizabeth Burkhardt Associate Principal Laura Najarian The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Chair Juan de Gomar

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

TRUMPET Thomas Hooten Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair * Kevin Lyons l Associate Principal Joseph Walthall The SunTrust Bank Chair Michael Tiscione TROMBONE Colin Williams Principal The First Union Chair Stephen Wilson Associate Principal The Patsy and Jere Drummond Chair George Curran

PERCUSSION Thomas Sherwood Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair * William Wilder Assistant Principal Charles Settle HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair KEYBOARD The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair * Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Rebecca Beavers Principal Steven Sherrill Assistant Frank Walton John Wildermuth

BASS TROMBONE George Curran TUBA Michael Moore Principal The Georgia-Pacific Chair

*Chair named in perpetuity

New this season Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician Players in string sections are listed alphabetically. l ◆

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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a Atlanta Symphony Orchestra League 2007-08 Board of Directors Offic e r s Di re c to r s Ben F. Johnson, III, Chairman Clayton F. Jackson Jeff Mango John D. Rogers, Treasurer Chilton Davis Varner Allison Vulgamore * Kathleen (Suzy) Wasserman, ASA President* Joni Winston Secretary

Robert M. Balentine Joseph R. Bankoff * Jason A. Bernstein Paul Blackney C. Merrell Calhoun Donald P. Carson Philip Cave Ann W. Cramer Christopher Crommett Cari K. Dawson Carla Fackler Gary P. Fayard Dr. Robert Franklin Willem-Jan O. Hattink Jim Henry Edward S. Heys, Jr. Tycho Howle

Board o f C o un s e lo r s Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mrs. John Aderhold Milton Brannon Elinor Breman Dr. John W. Cooledge Bradley Currey, Jr. John Donnell Jere Drummond

Ruth Gershon Charles Ginden John T. Glover Frances B. Graves Dona Humphreys John S. Hunsinger Aaron J. Johnson Herb Karp

Life Di re c to r s Mrs. Betty Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

Tad Hutcheson Mrs. Roya Irvani Mark Kistulinec Michael Lang Patricia Leake Lucy Lee Darrell J. Mays JoAnn McClinton Penelope McPhee Giorgio Medici Charles Moseley Galen Oelkers Victoria Palefsky Leslie Z. Petter * Margaret Conant Reiser Martin Richenhagen Dennis Sadlowski

Marsha Sampson Johnson William Schultz Tom Sherwood Thurmond Smithgall Gail R. Starr Mary Rose Taylor Liz Troy Ray Uttenhove Rick Walker Mark Wasserman John B. White, Jr. Richard S. [Dick] White, Jr. Camille Yow

Jim Kelley George Lanier Mrs. William C. Lester Mrs. J. Erskine Love Adair R. Massey Carolyn C. McClatchey John W. McIntyre Bertil D. Nordin

Azira G. Hill Dr. James M. Hund

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Dell P. Rearden Joyce Schwob Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. W. Rhett Tanner G. Kimbrough Taylor Michael W. Trapp Neil Williams

Arthur L. Montgomery Mrs. M.G. Woodward

Atl anta Symph o n y A s s o c i at e s b oa rd Suzy Wasserman – President Leslie Petter – Advisor Judy Schmidt – Parliamentarian Alison Mimms – Secretary Belinda Massafra – Treasurer Joanne Lincoln – Historian Gail Spurlock – Nominating Chair Elba McCue – VP Administration Honey Corbin – VP Public Relations

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Liz Troy – VP Membership Martha Perrow – Decorators’ Show House and Gardens chair Sylvia Davidson – VP Youth Education Yetty Arp and Deede Stephenson – ASA Fall Meeting April Conaway and Annie York Trujillo – ASA Night at the Symphony Janis Eckert – ASA Spring Luncheon

Camille Kesler – Newsletter Editor Ann Levin – Directory Editor Nancy Levitt – Ambassadors’ Desk Camille Yow & Leslie Petter – Annual Fund Mary Francis Early – Outreach

Administrative Staff EXECUTIVE Allison Vulgamore President and Chief Executive Officer Evans Mirageas Director of Artistic Planning Rachel Roberts Director of Strategic Planning Engagement Tom Tomlinson Project Director Woodruff Arts Center Expansion Executive on loan from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Carla Peterson Project Coordinator Martha M. Van Nouhuys Executive Assistant to the ASO Executive Office ADMINISTRATION John Sparrow Vice President for Orchestra Initiatives and General Manager Julianne Fish Orchestra Manager Nancy Crowder Operations/Rental Events Coordinator Steven Behr Artistic Administrator Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director and Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Ken Meltzer ASO Insider & Program Annotator Russell Williamson Orchestra Personnel Manager Susanne Watts Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Kevin Brown House Manager

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Donald F. Fox Vice President for Business Development and Chief Financial Officer Aysha Siddique AdministrativeAssistant to the CFO Susan Ambo Controller April Satterfield Senior Accountant Kim Hielsberg Director of Financial Planning and Analysis Ebony Woods StaffAccountant Guy Wallace StaffAccountant Rachel Parton Reception/ Administration Support Stephen Jones Symphony Store Manager Popular Presentations Clay Schell General Manager Trevor Ralph Senior Operations and Venues Manager Holly Clausen Director of Marketing Keri Musgraves Promotions Manager Lisa Eng Graphic Artist Chastain Park Amphitheater Tanner Smith Program Director Jonathan Owens Operations Manager Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Jill Lovell Director of Sales Katie Daniel Sales Coordinator Deborah Honan Receptionist Stevan Simms Facility Operations and Maintenance Manager Jenny Iammarino Guest Services Manager and Operations Assistant Rebecca Gordon Box Office Manager Peter Dickson Accountant

DEVELOPMENT Paul W. Hogle Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Learning Tammie Taylor Assistant to the VP for Development Renee Vary Director of Constituent Communications Annual and Volunteer Services Stephanie Malhotra Director of Development Administration Rebecca Abernathy Development Assistant Scott Giffen Director of Institutional Support & Partnerships Corey Cowart Corporate Relations Manager Janina Edwards Grant Writer Deirdre Dam Director of Volunteer Engagement Christine Woods Volunteer Project Manager Catherine Bowman Decorators’ Show House Coordinator Toni Paz Director of Individual Giving Maya Robinson Patron Partnership Gifts Officer Dan Knapp Membership Gifts Manager Celeste Pendarvis Special Events Manager Symphony Center Campaign Christine Stanley Director of Symphony Center Campaign Andrea Welna Major Gifts Officer Mary Susan Wheeler Director of Legislative Affairs Jessica Langlois Special Gifts & Planned Giving Officer

aso learning COMMUNITY Beth Wilson Interim Director of Learning Development Mariel Reynolds ASO Community Catalyst Melanie Darby Directorof Educational Programming Lindsay Fisher LearningCommunity Specialist Kevin Smoot Interim Learning Community Fund Gifts Officer MARKETING AND CONCERT PROMOTIONS Charles Wade VicePresident for Marketing and Audience Engagement Alesia Banks Director of Customer Service and Season Tickets Nellie Cummins Group and Corporate Sales Associate Rebecca Enright Subscription and Education Sales Assistant Janice Hay Senior Director of Marketing Meko Hector Officeand Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Jefferson InteractiveMedia Manager Melanie Kite SubscriptionOffice Manager Michelle Moscardini Group Sales Assistant Seth Newcom Database Administrator Robert Phipps Publications Director Melissa A.E. Sanders Directorof Public & Media Relations Laura Soldati Publicist Karl Schnittke Publications Editor Russell Wheeler Group and Corporate Sales Manager Angela White Group and Corporate Sales Coordinator

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Hootie & The Blowfish with the Drew Davis Band This concert is sponsored by:

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Hootie & the Blowfish With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish, sold over 25 million records world-wide after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as “Hold My Hand,” ”Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” One of the biggest misconceptions most people have is that Hootie & The Blowfish became an overnight success in 1994 when their debut album Cracked Rear View moved over 16 million copies in the U.S. alone. What most people don’t know is that the album’s triumph came after a decade of hard work. The quartet met when they were freshman at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Mark Bryan heard Darius Rucker singing in the showers of the dorm they shared and was impressed by his vocal ability. Bryan and Rucker began playing cover tunes as The Wolf Brothers; eventually Bryan and Rucker hooked up with Felber, a former high school band mate of Bryan’s, and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld as Hootie & The Blowfish. (The unlikely moniker was borrowed from the nicknames of two college friends.) The band’s secret weapon, and the force that pulls all of its diverse influences together, is the voice of Darius Rucker, an expressive instrument brimming with gritty soul and subtle wit. When he sings, the songs are imbued with a buoyant good humor and an openhearted joy that connects on an almost spiritual level with audiences all over the world. “Having Darius in the band is a wonderful luxury,” Mark Bryan explained. “We can try something funky, or bluegrassy or a ballad; we can run the gamut stylistically, but never stray too far from our sound because once Darius starts singing, it’s Hootie & the Blowfish. 18 Encore Atlanta

program Hootie & The Blowfish released Cracked Rear View in 1994. The album had been out for six months before the band played on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” Letterman told his audience “If you don’t have this album, there’s something wrong with you.” The day after the show aired, sales went from 4-5,000 a week to 17,000 a week, and eventually reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts the following spring. It remains a strong seller today. “It became dream-like,” Rucker recalled. “I’d wished for it, but I’m not sure I believed it, even as it was happening. We were on tour constantly; the whole thing is still kind of a blur.” At the end of the year, Cracked Rear View and the band won two Grammy’s – Best New Artist and Song of the Year by duo or group for “Let Her Cry.” They also took home an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for “Hold My Hand,” a Billboard Music Award for Album of the Year, a People’s Choice Award for Album of the Year and a People’s Choice Award for Best Selling Artist, a feat they duplicated in 1996. Cracked Rear View went on to earn the band Billboard’s Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA’s Diamond Award for sales of 10 million units. Cracked Rear View remains the 12th-best selling album in music business history, and all albums combined, have moved over 25 million worldwide. The band kept touring, remaining a top draw nationwide and released five more albums for Atlantic: Fairweather Johnson, (three million); Musical Chairs, (one million); Scattered, Smothered & Covered; Hootie & The Blowfish and The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish as well as a solo album by Mark Bryan, 30 on the Rail. Rucker also has recorded a solo effort, Back To Then. Most recently the band released Looking For Lucky in 2005 and LIVE in Charleston, The Homegrown Concert Event DVD and CD in late 2006. Atlanta’s Atlanta’sPerforming PerformingArts ArtsPublication Publication 19 19


drew davis band “I’ve just seen the best live act ever.” That’s a mouthful, coming from ace entertainer Neal McCoy just after he’d heard these gifted young men sound-check as his opening act. “They’ve got everything,” the multi-platinum star enthuses. “They’ve got the sound and the look. They move great onstage. They’re great musicians and great guys. There are lots of good bands out there, but you almost never see anyone connect with audiences like these guys. They’ve got all it takes.” Drawn together by their love for country music, driven to write and perform at the highest level and then to push higher still, their friendship forged on stages from coast to coast and border to border, they were already on a rocket aimed at the stars. Call it “road-tested country,” the product of talent, passion, grit and experience. It animates every track of their 2008 debut album, from the sexy saunter of “Dirty Blonde Bombshell” to the soaring romanticism of “Back There All the Time,” the heartbreak of “How Do I” to the exuberant collision of rock & roll and down-home country on “Turn It Up.” Flash back to 2003. Drew Davis is prowling restlessly around L.A. Fresh off the bus from Belton, Mo., 50 miles south of Kansas City, he left a routine of opening shows for Roy Clark, and showed up in California with a soulful voice – half sandpaper, half songbird – and a dream. He then met Roger Malinowski, whose keyboard wizardry had earned him a ticket to perform in Tokyo and an assignment as vocal and music director, not to mention a bunch of session bookings and several Grammy nominations. When guitar whiz Loren Ellis’s band opened at a club for Davis, they met, talked, hit it off, and just like that, Loren was on board. But Loren was working with another group too, a bluegrass outfit with a Billboard Top-10 album to its credit and a bass player named Mo Levone, a young music professor at USC who played pretty much any kind of music. Loren took Drew to hear him, and it was obvious that Mo had country in his soul. With the DDB lineup confirmed, they were off on an adventure that has included several national television appearances, sets at major country music festivals Country Thunder and Country Stampede, and opening slots for Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Craig Morgan, Tanya Tucker, SHeDAISY, and other headliners.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash This concert is sponsored by:

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crosby, Stills & nash One of the most enduring and original musical partnerships of our time, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash (CSN) have captivated the world with their peerless three-part harmony, inspired songwriting and brilliant musicianship for more than three decades. The only American band of the original Woodstock era to have a societal impact rivaling that of the Beatles, they have been called “the voice of an entire generation.” With an impassioned point of view as personal as it is message-oriented, CSN always have sung about socially relevant issues and universal values. Their songs have meaningfully chronicled the transformations of our time, and become inextricably woven into our cultural consciousness, touching the lives of millions of fans of all ages by way of timeless hits including “Marrakesh Express,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Guinnevere,” “Teach Your Children,” “Wooden Ships,” “Dark Star” and “Just A Song Before I Go,” to name just a few. They have, in fact, become the voice of many generations. In 1969, the trio released their stunning debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash. Along with “Helplessly Hoping,” Nash’s “Marrakesh Express,” Stills’ “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” and Crosby’s “Guineverre,” the album went straight to No. 1 on the charts. What’s more, it captured the hearts and minds of an entire era. As Nash remembers, “We were all very much in love with each other; we were all very much in love with the music … obviously doing something we felt was totally unique. It was against the grain of most of the music that was out at that time, and we just managed to slip this acoustic feeling record right through all the stacks of Marshalls and giant electric guitars.” Their rich, contemplative LP masterpiece made musical history, as did the band themselves when, joined by Neil Young, they played for a half a million 22 Encore Atlanta

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people at the epochal 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in upstate New York in what was only their second appearance together. CSNY’s stirring performance exemplified the spirit of the day, and is still treasured as a touchstone for many who came of age in the ’60s (songs from their set later appeared on the Woodstock and Woodstock Two soundtracks in ’70 and ’71). In 1970, CSN released the now-classic album Déjà Vu to great acclaim, generating three Top 40 singles: “Woodstock” (No. 11), and Nash’s smash double play of “Teach Your Children” (No. 16) and “Our House” (No. 30). It also introduced perennial favorites including Young’s “Helpless,” Stills’ “Carry On” and Crosby’s “Almost Cut My Hair.” Next up was 1971’s 4 Way Street, a double live LP that showcased both group dynamics and solo strengths, and delivered Neil Young’s “Ohio,” a rebellious memorial to the four students killed at Kent State in 1970. Although CSN – and CSNY – drifted apart later in the ’70s, they continued to perform and record, individually and in various configurations. Solo, Crosby released If I Could Only Remember My Name, and Nash followed with Songs For Beginners. Together, the pair recorded three albums, and the hit single “Immigration Man.” Stills released the platinum Stephen Stills, Stephen Stills 2, two LPs with Manassas, and Long May You Run with Neil Young. And, while CSNY released the chart-topping multi-platinum compilation So Far in 1974, it wasn’t until 1977’s CSN that the trio delivered more new studio recordings. The album’s “Just A Song Before I Go” became their first multi-platinum single, and their highest-charting track, reaching No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The follow-up, 1982’s Daylight Again, added two more hits to the CSN songbook, Stills’ “Southern Cross” and Nash’s “Wasted On The Way.” Allies, in 1983, was a collection of live highlights from assorted concerts. At that point, after 14 years together, CSN had put out only five albums of new material. Some critics attributed their limited discography to unresolved “creative differences,” but as Crosby pointed out, “We said up front when we started, ‘We’re gonna work in different combinations, in every combination that’s potentially there. You’ll see albums by two of us or by one of us …’ So, of course, they ignored it, and every time we did anything else, they said, ‘Oh, they broke up.’ And, every time we got back together, they said, ‘Oh they re-formed.’ The truth is we’re gonna work in whatever combination that pleases us.” Solo commitments notwithstanding, Crosby, Stills and Nash always have been about community. Both as world citizens speaking out on causes they believe in (and perform on behalf of, including No Nukes, Live Aid, and AMFAR concerts and countless more), and as artists who believe in the music they make in unison, their dedication is unwavering. Just as they will always address the important issues facing our society, CSN will forever – in song – remain three together.


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The Kickin’ Pickin’ Bluegrass Party Marty Stuart, Del McCoury and Doyle Lawson

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marty stuart Marty Stuart is country musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renaissance man. He has scored six Top-10 hits, one platinum and five gold albums and four Grammy Awards. But his success proves the difficulty of gauging a career in charts alone. He has made lasting music as a front man and in collaboration with virtually every major roots music figure of his era, from Lester Flatt to Bob Dylan. He has evangelized for country music around the world, eulogized the departed legends of the field, and identified and encouraged talents of the future. Stuart has produced records for some of the most distinguished artists working today, and many famous names have chosen to record his songs. Stuartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energetic enthusiasm has gone outside music, yielding impressive work as a photographer, writer, collector and arts executive. With the launch of his Superlatone Records imprint backed by Universal South Entertainment, Marty Stuart opened the most ambitious chapter yet. Keen to broaden the scope of his life-long passion to uncover the depths and eccentricities of Southern culture, Stuart now finds himself in the opening stages of combining music and the arts to continue his ambitious story. Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performing Arts Publication 25


del mccoury Del McCoury is a very grateful man, and nowhere is that gratitude more evident than in The Promised Land, the first gospel album in a career now spanning five decades. Just a cursory look at the titles will tell you much about the man: Cannaan’s Happy Land (1937), Led By the Master’s Hand (1936), It’s Really Surprising (What the Lord Can Do) (1948) and Ain’t Nothing Going to Come up Today That Me and the Lord Can’t Handle (2006 – co-written by Del). While the accolades and awards are appreciated, Del McCoury will tell you that he was happy when he was cutting timber alone in the woods during the week and playing music on the weekend. “I used to travel 40 miles and make seven dollars to play a night of bluegrass,” Del McCoury says. “I always loved playing, always loved the road.” He earns a little more and travels a little further nowadays, but the essential truth remains: Del McCoury plays and sings because he loves making music for a living and appreciates the people who have made that possible. The Washington Post recently called Del “a national treasure,” while numerous music publications have credited The Del McCoury Band with increasing the bluegrass “hip factor,” generating much of the genre’s steady upswing in popularity with a more youthful crowd. He’s equally welcome at traditional bluegrass festivals, jam band gatherings, and the most prestigious music venues in America – from Merlefest, to Bonnaroo to Carnegie Hall. McCoury – along with his band – have now won more International Bluegrass Music Association awards than any other artist in the genre’s history with a total of nearly 40 individual and group citations from the IBMA – including a whopping nine Entertainer of the Year honors, and a Grammy. 26 Encore Atlanta

Doyle Lawson began his bluegrass career over 30 years ago playing banjo for Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys. A few years later, he became the guitar player for J.D.Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys, and in 1971, joined the Country Gentlemen. During his eight years with that vanguard group, he established himself as a renowned tenor singer, mandolin player, producer and arranger. The face of bluegrass music changed forever in 1979, when Doyle formed his groundbreaking band, Quicksilver. At a time when influences of “newgrass” and “new acoustic” music had pushed instrumental prowess to the forefront, Doyle single-handedly brought harmony singing back into the bluegrass spotlight. The Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver sound – which emphasizes smooth, intricate, astonishingly perfect vocal harmonies, innovative song arrangements, and stunning instrumental work – has been a model for countless progressive bluegrass bands of the 1980s and ’90s. Gospel Quartet singing is the mainstay of the Quicksilver repertoire, and Doyle is a master at discovering and revitalizing obscure material from old hymnbooks and early records. Rock My Soul, released in 1981, set the standard for bluegrass gospel quartet singing. In 1986, the Disc Jockey Record chain awarded Doyle a Gold record for having their three all-time best selling bluegrass gospel albums (Rock My Soul, Heavenly Treasures and Beyond the Shadows). Doyle’s all a cappella project, Heaven’s Joy Awaits, was released in 1987 and remains a best seller today. In 1996, Doyle and the band received a Grammy nomination for There’s A Light Guiding Me, and were awarded Gospel Performance of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association. In 1997, their release Kept & Protected was voted Gospel Recording of the Year by Bluegrass Now’s Fan’s Choice Awards, and was nominated for a Dove Award. The current Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver makeup includes Doyle Lawson on mandolin, singing lead and tenor vocals. Dale Perry plays banjo and sings bass vocals. Barry Scott sings lead and tenor and plays bass and piano for the band. Jamie Dailey plays guitar and sings baritone and lead, JW Stockman plays fiddle and sings baritone and Jess Barry plays fiddle.

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Friday, August 8, 2008, at 8 p.m.

Hippiefest This concert is sponsored by:

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JACK BRUCE (CREAM) Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Jack Bruce is best known as the founder and lead singer of the world’s first mega band Cream. A prolific and highly influential songwriter, Bruce composed most of Cream’s hits. Hit songs: “I Feel Free,” “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room.” Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS Eric Burdon’s life has been a musical journey matched by few other performers in rock and roll music history. He has gone from the driving force of the grittiest British Invasion band to pioneering the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene. Thereafter, he fronted WAR – the biggest funk band of the 1970’s, cut an LP with an early influence, jazz-blues great Jimmy Witherspoon, and came full-circle, reuniting his original band, The Animals, for a series of projects and world-wide tours. In recent years he’s formed new groups of “Animals” and released a series CDs and a DVD. Hit songs: “House of the Rising Sun,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “Boom Boom.”

THE TURTLES The Turtles were one of the most dynamic American pop groups of the 1960s. They evolved from The Byrds-influenced folk rock to a fusion of chamber pop and pop-rock, highlighted by soaring vocal harmonies. 1967 proved to be the Turtles’ most successful year on the pop charts as “Happy Together” replaced the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at No. 1. Hit songs: “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.”

MELANIE Melane became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock when she sang her song “Beautiful People” and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever raised at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the singer to write “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain”), which sold more than one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World and Bravo to anoint her as “female vocalist of the year.” Her single “Brand New Key,” an infectious romp about freedom and roller skates, topped the charts in 1971. Hit songs: “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and “Brand New Key.”

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Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Joey joined Badfinger in 1969,x and over the next five years they wrote and recorded for the Beatles’ Apple Records. Their hits included “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” “Baby Blue,” “Without You” and the Paul McCartney song “Come and Get It.” He played on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album and John Lennon’s Imagine album. He also performed with George Harrison at the “Concert for Bangia Desh.” Hit songs: “Come And Get It,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue.”

JONATHAN EDWARDS Jonathan Edwards is an American musician, folk-singer, performer and songwriter with “one of the most distinctive voices on record” (Music City News). His songs combine a natural musical talent with wit and a remarkable penchant for storytelling. In his early years, he opened for acts like The Allman Brothers and B.B. King, later becoming a success in his own right. Hit songs: “Sunshine” and “Shanty.”

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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a

Richard S. White, Jr. Appassionato Chair

Ap-pas’-si-o-na’-to – adv., Passionately, with strong emotion The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 & welcomes annual givers of $10,000 & above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous & strong financial base in support of our ambitious artistic & educational initiatives.

($50,000+) Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers

Ms. Joni Winston

($35,000-$49,999) C. Tycho and Marie Howle Foundation

($25,000-$34,999) Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Stephanie and Arthur Blank Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Catherine Warren Dukehart Mary and Charles Ginden* Mr. Robert J. Jones*

Anne Morgan and Jim Kelley* Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Massey Charitable Trust Darrell and Glinis Mays Victoria and Howard Palefsky Margaret and Bob Reiser

Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Robert Spano Ray and John Uttenhove Richard (Dick) S. White, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John B. White, Jr.* Sue and Neil Williams*

($15,000-$24,999) AGCO Corporation Betty and Robert Balentine Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Ms. Diana J. Blank Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Shannon and Philip Cave Mary Helen and Jim Dalton Marcia and John Donnell Gary and Nancy Fayard* Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Fox Mrs. John T. Godwin

Nancy D. Gould James H. Henry Sara and Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. JoAnn Hall Hunsinger Clay and Jane Jackson Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mr. and Mrs. James C. Kennedy John Rogers and Kyle Koehler Michael and Cindi Lang Mr. and Mrs. John M. Law Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Moseley, Jr.

Patty and Doug Reid Dennis and Joanne Sadlowski Mr. Thurmond Smithgall Marsha Johnson – Southern Company Morgan and ChiltonVarner Roz and Rick Walker Susan and Thomas Wardell Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Wasserman Camille W. Yow

($10,000-$14,999) Aadu and Kristi Allpere Anonymous (2) The Balloun Family* Lisa and Joe Bankoff Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Bernstein Breman Foundation Frances B. Bunzl Cynthia and Donald Carson Lucy and John Cook Dr. John W. Cooledge Christopher S. and Ana P. Crommett In Honor of Norman Mackenzie by Janet Davenport Cari Katrice Dawson Jere and Patsy Drummond Eleanor and Charles Edmondson Katharina Peters Efron Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Dr. and Mrs. John C. Garrett Mary D. Gellerstedt 32 Encore Atlanta

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Grathwohl The Graves Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Gross Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Ed Heys Lauri and Paul Hogle Tom and Jan Hough Mr. Tad Hutcheson Bahman and Roya Irvani Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough Amy and Mark Kistulinec Family of Thomas B. Koch Pat and Nolan Leake Mrs. Jay Levine Printpack Inc. and The Gay and Erskine Love Foundation Mr. Jeff Mango Giorgio and Nasrin Medici Mr. and Mrs. Harmon B. Miller III Morgens West Foundation

Lynn and Galen Oelkers Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Mr. Donald Runnicles Bill and Rachel Schultz Joyce and Henry Schwob Mr. John A. Sibley III Hamilton and Mason Smith* John Sparrow Loren and Gail Starr Irene and Howard Stein Mary Rose and Mack** Taylor Carol and Ramon Tome* The Michael W. Trapp Family Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Troy R. E. Turner Allison Vulgamore Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Sue and John Wieland Neal and Virginia Williams

A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a The Pat ro n Pa r t n e r s h i p

The Insider’s experience for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Members The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $1,750 or more and comprise a vital extension of the ASO family through their institutional leadership and financial support. Judy Hellriegel – Chair

( $5,000-$9,999) Anonymous (5) Ron and Susan Antinori Mr. and Mrs. William Atkins Jan and Gus Bennett Kelley O. and Neil H. Berman Mr. David Boatwright Dr. Robert L. and Lucinda W. Bunnen Mr. and Mrs. Alston D. Correll III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Cramer* Ms. Suzanne Dansby-Phelps Sally and Larry Davis Triska Drake and G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Admiral and Mrs. James O. Ellis The Robert S. Elster Foundation Rosi and Arnoldo Fiedotin

Mr. David L. Forbes Mrs. Drew R. Fuller Sally and Carl Gable Ruth Gershon and Sandy Cohn The Glover Family Foundation, Inc. Dick and Ann Goodsell John E. Graham Joe Guthridge and David Ritter Sharon and Michael Hodgson Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. John Hunsinger Ms. Joia M. Johnson Hazel and Herb Karp James H. Landon George H. Lanier*

Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Lavallee, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lester* Mrs. Penelope L. McPhee Mr. Kenneth and Dr. Carolyn Meltzer C.B. Harman Nicholson Mr. George E. Peterson Ms. Margaret H. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Tunstall P. Rushton Mr. and Mrs. Baker A. Smith Lynne and Steven Steindel* Mr. Russell Williamson and Ms. Shawn Pagliarini Suzanne Bunzl Wilner Mr. and Mrs. Gerald B. Wilson T & H Yamashita*

( $3,500-$4,999) Julie M. Altenbach Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Anderson Antista Fairclough Design Shirley and Sol Blaine** Mr. and Mrs. Todd Evans Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Gregory Mark and Sandra Jungers Dr. and Mrs. James T. Laney* Paul and Winifred Lefstead *

Deborah and William Liss* Dr. and Mrs. James T. Lowman Barbara and Jim MacGinnitie John and Linda Matthews Dr. and Mrs. William McClatchey Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Mark Pentecost, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe

Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Reeves S. A. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Seaman Morton and Angela Sherzer Lewis Silverboard Sydney Simons Mrs. Frances L. Sowers Mr. Peter J. Stelling Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Robert F. Tuve*

( $2,250-$3,499) John and Helen Aderhold Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Agnew Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allison Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Alvelda* Marian and Paul Anderson Anonymous (4) Dr. David and Julie Bakken Jack and Helga Beam Neale M. Bearden Mr. and Mrs. R. Edwin Bennett Ms. Penelope Berk Robert and Teresa Betkowski Rita and Herschel Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Merritt S. Bond* Mr. and Mrs. Milton W. Brannon Jacqueline A. and Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Robert Bunker Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Butner* Charles Campbell and Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mrs. Thalia Carlos

Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Carr John and Adrienne Carr Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cathy Barbara and Steve Chaddick Mrs. Hugh Chapman Dr. Michele R. Chartier and Lt. Col. Kirk Chartier Lavon and Dennis Chorba Bettie and Robert Coley Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cook Jean and Jerry Cooper Don and Mary Comstock, Jr. Robert Cronin and Christina Smith Mona and Leonard Diamond George and Debra Durden Mary Frances Early George T. and Alecia H. Ethridge Ken Felts and Richard Bunn Mr. Joseph M. and Pronda Few Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas R. Franz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Fullilove*

Realan Foundation, Inc. Representative Pat Gardner and Mr. Jerry Gardner Judy and Ed Garland Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Geller Bill and Susan Gibson Elliott Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Grady Ben and Lynda Greer Mrs. Herbert Haley Mr. and Mrs. Lance E. Hall Dr. and Mrs. Earl Haltiwanger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hanner Sally and Paul Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Mr. S. Bayne Hill Linda and Richard Hubert Dr. William M. Hudson Dr. and Mrs. James M. Hund Ms. Cynthia Jeness Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Johnston

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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a Mr. and Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. King Mr. and Mrs. John King Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kruger Mrs. Agnes Landers in memory of Mr. James H. Landers, Jr. Dr. Leslie Leigh Mr. and Mrs. David Lifsey Mr. and Mrs. Sean Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Gino and Belinda Massafra Adair Massey Mr. and Mrs. James H. Matthews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Devereaux McClatchey Mr. and Mrs. John W. McIntyre* Mr. and Mrs. William Michalwicz Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Mitchell Ms. Lilot Moorman and Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley

John E. Moyer Richard S. and Winifred B. Myrick Dr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Penninger Ms. Susan B. Perdew Janet M. Pierce Dr. John B. Pugh Dr. and Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Nora and Joseph Richardson Mrs. William A. Schwartz Edward G. Scruggs Mr. Craig H. Seibert and Ms. Molly Minnear Elizabeth S. Sharp Beverly and Milton Shlapak W.H. Shuford Theresa and Louis Sicurezza Helga Hazelrig Siegel in memory of Chip Siegel

Amy and Paul Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Steagall John and Marilyn Thomas Ms. Caroline M. Thompson Ann and Joan Titelman Burton Trimble Mr. William C. Voss Dr. and Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John Westerhoff Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mr. John Wise Mary Lou Wolff Jan and Beattie Wood Mr. and Mrs. John C. Yates Dr. and Mrs. James D. Young

( $1,750-$2,249) Mr. Albert Anderson Anonymous Barbara and Robert Berger Mrs. Kathy Betty B. Sandford Birdsey III Leon and Linda Borchers Martha S. Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Eric L. Brooker Tony and Norma Jean Bueschen Ian M. Burt Dr. Carol T. Bush and Dr. Aubrey M. Bush Mr. and Mrs. Walter Canipe Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Chalef Dr. and Mrs. Grady S. Clinkscales, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. B. Woodfin Cobbs, Jr. Susan and Carl Cofer Mr. and Mrs. Barksdale Collins* Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Conrad, Jr. Mary Carole Cooney and Henry R. Bauer, Jr. The Ruth and Willie Cox Foundation James L. and Ann Q. Curry Mrs. H. Frances Davis Cecil B. Day Family Elizabeth and John Donnelly Mr. Bruce E. Dunlap Ms. Diane Durgin Cree and Frazer Durrett Drs. Norma J. and Bryan P. Edwards Heike and Dieter Elsner Ms. Alma Garrette Dr. Mary G. George Joseph W. and Elizabeth M. Gibson Duncan and Judy Gray Mr. and Mrs. Harald R. Hansen Deedi Henson Mr. Kenneth R. Hey

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. High Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Hollums Dorothy Jackson Wayne James Aaron and Joyce Johnson Lana M. Jordan Mr. Thomas J. Jung Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Jurkiewicz Betty Karp Paul and Rosthema Kastin Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kauffman Dick and Georgia Kimball* Dr. Laurel B. Kohn and Dr. Donald A. Lackey Veronique Krafft-Jones and Baxter Jones Mr. and Mrs. David Krischer Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Leddick Dr. Fulton Lewis III and Mr. Neal Rhoney Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Lollar Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Ruth and Paul Marston Martha and Reynolds McClatchey JoAnn Godfrey McClinton Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan Mr. and Mrs. David V. McQueen Angela and Jimmy Mitchell Judy and Gregory Moore Mrs. Gene Morse Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Nagel Lebby Neal Mr. and Mrs. J. Vemon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, Jr. Sanford and Barbara Orkin Dr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Palay Mr. William A. Parker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William John Petter Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Brian and Sherry Ranck

Mr. Christopher D. Rex and Dr. Martha Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. John E. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers The Gary W. and Ruth M. Rollins Foundation Jane and Rein Saral Mrs. Barbara C. Schatten Mrs. Robert Schellman Dr. Paul Seguin Dr. and Mrs. James Sexson Kay R. Shirley, Ph.D. Andrew J. Singletary Ms. Sheila Skillman Gary E. Snyder Dr. and Mrs. John Stevens Mrs. James R. Stow Kay and Alex Summers Elvira Tate Dr. Beverly D. Tatum and Dr. Travis Tatum Mr. and Mrs. George B. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Mark Taylor Dede and Bob Thompson Mr. and Mrs. William M. Tipping Frank Vinicor, M.D. Drs. Mel and Nan Vulgamore Mr. J.H. Walker III Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Warner Drs. Julius and Nanette Wenger David and Martha West Mark and Ruthelen Williamson Ned J. Winsor Mrs. Barbara Wylly Marguerite and Mike York Chuck and Pat Young The Zaban Foundation, Inc. Grace and Herbert Zwerner

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

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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a C orporate Sponsors Delta Air Lines

Classical Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and SuperPOPS Presenting Sponsor Richard Anderson Chief Executive Officer



Wachovia Bank

Coca-Cola Company

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Bill Linginfelter Chief Executive Officer - Georgia Banking

Muhtar Kent President and Chief Operating Officer


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Official Coffee of Delta Classic Chastain Free Parks Title Sponsor Lectures of Note Title Sponsor

David W. Scobey President & Chief Executive Officer - AT&T - Southeast

Lisa Compton Regional Vice President

Turner Broadcasting System


“A King Celebration” Presenting Sponsor

Robert L. Ulrich Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Delta Classic Chastain Presenting Sponsor

Philip I. Kent Chief Executive Officer


SuperPOPS! Title Sponsor Darrell J. Mays Chief Executive Officer

1180 Peachtree


Perimeter Summit


Riverwood Owned by an affiliate of the General Electric Pension Trust - GE Asset Management, exclusive real estate advisor

Sponsors of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Jerry Karr Managing Director GE Asset Management




AT&T The Real Yellow Pages GE Energy Oliver Wyman

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC Publix Super Markets Charities Porsche Cars North America Reliance Trust Stanford Financial Services The UPS Foundation Verizon Wireless

CNN Evolution Home Theater Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. Nordstrom Peachtree Hills Place The Boston Consulting Group Wilmington Trust WineStyles

Fo u n d ation and Governmen t Suppor t $100,000+

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Halle Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Zeist Foundation


American Symphony Orchestra League Anne and Gordon Getty Foundation MetLife Music for Life Initiative


The Green Foundation Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation The Kendeda Fund


Atlanta Federation of Musicians The Aaron Copland Fund For Music, Inc Fraser-Parker Foundation Robert S. Elster Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

Special Gifts The ASCAP Foundation Kathy Griffin Memorial Endowment Livingston Foundation Reiman Charitable Foundation William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund

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

Office of Cultural Affairs: Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

National Endowment for the Arts

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Patron Circle



The Woodruff Arts Center salutes the Patron Circle of Stars: those who have given $15,000 or more to our Annual Corporate Campaign. You helped us reach a record $8.5 million goal for 2006-2007. Thank You! ★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+

The Coca-Cola Company

★★★★★★★★★★★ $400,000+

Cousins Properties Incorporated Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

★★★★★★★★★★ $300,000+

Cox Interests Cox Enterprises (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, Cox Foundation) The Honorable Anne Cox Chambers Deloitte Partners & Employees Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. UPS

★★★★★★★ $100,000+

Alston & Bird LLP Holder Construction Company The Home Depot Foundation ING King & Spalding LLP The Marcus Foundation, Inc. One Museum Place PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

Georgia-Pacific Corporation The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Katherine John Murphy Foundation Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Rock-Tenn Company Siemens Harris A. Smith Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

★ ★★★★★★ $75,000+

The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Foundation

★★★★★ $50,000+

AFLAC Assurant Atlanta Companies Assurant Solutions Assurant Specialty Property Atlanta Foundation BDO Seidman, LLP The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Brookdale Group Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Crawford & Company Ford & Harrison LLP General Motors Corporation Genuine Parts Company Georgia Natural Gas Global Payments Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co. Harland Clarke Haworth, Inc. C. Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation IBM Corporation IDI J. Mack Robinson Interests Atlantic American Corporation Delta Insurance Group Gray Television Philip I. Kent LaFarge North America Thomas H. Lanier Foundation The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Norfolk Southern Foundation

★ ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+

SunTrust Foundations & Employees Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust

★★★★★★★★ $150,000+

AirTran Airways Bank of America The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Equifax Inc. & Employees Ernst & Young Partners & Employees Georgia Power Company Jones Day Foundation & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Wachovia Foundation, Inc. 36 Encore Atlanta

AGL Resources Inc. American International Group, Inc. Citigroup Foundation Primerica Smith-Barney Citicorp Citifinancial The Delta Air Lines Foundation Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota GE Energy INVESCO JPMorgan Private Bank Kimberly-Clark Corporation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Scientific-Atlanta, a Cisco Company Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

★★★★ $35,000+

Arcapita Lisa & Joe Bankoff Duke Realty Corporation John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.

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A t l a n ta S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a T he H enry S opkin C ircle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the ASO. Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Aderhold William and Marion Atkins Dr. and Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Fred and Bettye Betts Mr. and Mrs.* Karl A. Bevins Mr.* and Mrs. Sol Blaine Frances Cheney Boggs* Robert* and Sidney Boozer Elinor A. Breman William Breman* James C. Buggs, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Burgin Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia and Donald Carson Margie and Pierce Cline Dr. and Mrs. Grady Clinkscales, Jr. Miriam and John A. Conant* Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. and Mrs. William R. Cummickel* John R. Donnell Dixon W. Driggs* Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Arnold and Sylvia Eaves Elizabeth Etoll

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Continued from page 7 our records. Typically, a couple of days before the show we get together with the orchestra and we go through the songs with the conductor and just get the cues down and get everything right. We actually had a choir last time we played, and we rehearsed with them as well. So, we have one day of rehearsal. The day of the show, we get there early and everyone sets up, and the orchestra comes in, and we run through the set one last time before we play in front of the live audience.” For those who have seen the band’s previous performances with the ASO, Newell promises this one won’t be a repeat. “We’ve charted out several new songs that we haven’t played with the orchestra before, so it’s going to be different,” he says. After the band ends its current tour in September, it will begin working on a new album. “We’re in the process of writing right now,” he says, “and we’re planning on going into the studio in September of this year to start recording our next record.” Which, of course, means if Sister Hazel performs with the ASO next summer, we’ll get to hear even more songs with orchestral accompaniment. Jonathan Williams is a freelance writer specializing in arts & entertainment. He contributes regularly to accessAtlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Stomp and Stammer magazine. He is also the Entertainment Editor for Gothic Beauty magazine.

Continued from page 8 Mike Score, Joe Rodriguez, Pando, Michael Brahm and Rob Koreman. BELINDA CARLISLE, rocketed to fame as the founding member and front woman of The Go-Go’s. After The Go-Go’s broke up in 1985, Carlisle released a solo album Belinda, which featured the hit single “Mad About You” (recently featured in the Jennifer Garner movie 13 Going on 30). Other hits you may hear at the Chastain show are “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” “I Get Weak” and “In My Wildest Dreams” – the theme song for the 1987 Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City”) movie Mannequin. NAKED EYES is primarily is known for its Top-10 cover version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me.” In fact, Bacharach said the song was one of his personal favorites. Other smash hits included “Promises Promises” and “Fortune and Fame.” The duo – Pete Byrne and Rob Fisher – were childhood friends who originally played in a band called Neon, which featured future members of Tears for Fears. After Neon split up, Byrne and Fisher formed Naked Eyes and played on and off together until Fisher’s death in 1999. Byrne’s 2001 solo album featured songs originally intended for Naked Eyes’ third album. The CD Fumbling With the Covers, featuring Bob Dylan, Beatles and Elvis Costello covers along with Naked Eyes hits, was released in 2007.


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Lifelong Decatur resident and perennial Indigo Girl Emily Saliers took a moment out of her busy touring schedule to talk with Encore Atlanta about life in Atlanta, her love of food and working with childhood friend Amy Ray. Next month, catch them both in concert when the Indigo Girls perform at Chastain Amphitheater. 44 ENCORE ATLANTA

You’re playing Chastain on Sept. 13. What sets that venue apart from others? Chastain has always been one of my favorite venues. I know a lot of people complain about the chatter, but I think it’s got a great vibe; it’s just exciting. It’s thrilling to play there. I’ve always liked seeing concerts there personally, so to be able to stand up on that stage – I never get used to it.


What are some of the best concerts you’ve seen there? I saw Earth Wind and Fire, Karen Carpenter [and] Etta James. It seems like every concert I’ve seen there was memorable, but I have to say Heart and Mary J. Blige were the top two. You co-own Watershed and were an initial investor in the Flying Biscuit Café – how did you get into the restaurant business? I’ve always been a foodie – ever since I was a kid – I don’t know why. It’s one of my favorite things to do … to try other restaurants. There was a period of time when my partners [and I] were all at a juncture in our lives, and we sat down and talked about what kind of business we wanted to open together. We said, “Well, what do we like the best?” and we all said “restaurant,” so we decided to open a restaurant. And we were blessed to have [Chef] Scott Peacock on board. Where else in town do you like to eat? I love Bones. [I love] all of Kevin Rathbun’s places: The Krog Bar, Rathbun’s Steak and Rathbun’s. I’m a huge fan of his. Floataway Café (I love Star Provisions; I think Anne Quatrano

is a genius). MF Sushi. We’ve been to Ecco many, many times. You’ve known Amy Ray since elementary school. What’s your earliest memory of her? She was the other girl who played guitar – that’s my first memory of her. She was maybe 9 years old. I always remember being aware of her for that reason, which is strange or just ironic, I guess … to [still] be performing all these years later, together. The two of you have been through a lot of changes in your lives together: adolescence, coming out to your families, going to college, becoming famous ... How has your friendship changed? I think we’re more like family. Our families know each other; we’ve been through each other’s life milestones. I think when you’re younger, you spin a little bit more in your head and in what you want to do. We have a very steady course in life now. And we do lots of things separately from each other; we don’t really hang out together, but it’s a very, very deep bond, and we still love being Indigo Girls together. We like our fans, we like making music together, making records and touring. We’ve matured over time and found a very comfortable place to be. How has your method of musical collaboration evolved over the years? It’s stayed primarily the same in that she Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 45

writes her songs, I write mine, and we get together and we arrange them. We decide what instruments we’re going to play and where we’re going to put the harmonies and talk about the structure of the song. So in that sense, it hasn’t really changed very much at all. I mean we’ve gone through different people playing with us and different producers and making records in different cities and things like that, but the process remains virtually the same. What is characteristic of an Amy song versus an Emily song? Amy’s more of a rocker; she’s got an intensity to her songs. And I’m more influenced by groove. My songs tend to be softer, and I have a higher voice. I

can’t belt it out the way that she can. As far as songs people may have heard on the radio, what are examples of an Emily song versus an Amy song? As far as the radio goes, for me, the biggest one was “Closer to Fine,” and for Amy it would be “Shame on You.” Can you tell us what’s next for you? Amy and I just finished our latest studio record; that’s going to come out in February 2009. We’re on the road until October 2008. And Amy has a solo record coming out this fall. There’s always something going on … The Indigo Girls play Classic Chastain on Sept. 13. For more Q&A with Emily, visit

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knowledge to the stage. Osborne began his career in Hollywood as an actor, but comedian Lucille Ball encouraged him to combine his love of movies with his talent as a writer. He has been a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter since 1982 and host of Turner Classic Movies since its 1994 launch. Richard Kaufman, who has spent much of his life conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, will conduct the Orchestra. Kaufman is the recipient of two Emmy Award nominations (Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for “The Pink Panther” and Outstanding Original Song for “All Dogs Go to Heaven”) and a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for a Nuremberg Symphony recording he conducted. – Kelundra Smith

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G e n e r a l I n f o r m at i o n – Chastain Park Amphitheater Chastain Park is located in northwest Atlanta, between Buckhead and Sandy Springs, off Roswell Road, near the intersection of West Wieuca and Powers Ferry Roads. The Chastain Park Box Office is at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Stella Drive, and it opens at 6:30 PM or one hour before concert time, whichever comes first, on the days of performances. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Chastain Park is accessible via MARTA rail/bus connections. For information on train or bus routes or other details of tran­ sit services, please call MARTA directly at 404-848-4711. PORTER SERVICE Porters are located at each of the four entrances of the amphitheater to carry your cooler to your seats. This con­ venient free service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 6:30 PM or one hour before concert time, whichever comes first, and ending promptly at concert time. Please call ahead to verify times: 404-733-4800. SEATING Patrons in the Terrace seating area may bring small tables (no larger than 24” x 18”) for their dining convenience. Lawn patrons, be sure to bring your own blanket – no chairs, please. CONCERT COURTESY It is important that courtesy and good manners be practiced at all times during performances Please stay in your seat while artists are on stage, limit conversation, and visit facil­ity amenities when the performance is not in progress. LATE ARRIVALS Allow ample time for travel. parking. and getting to your seats. Latecomers may be asked to wait for a break in the program before taking their seats. GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY We urge our Chastain audiences to be good neighbors during visits to Chastain Park Amphitheater. Please drive courteously and patiently, and respect the privacy of our neighbors by parking only in public areas. For everyone’s safety, please do not drink and drive. PHOTOS/ELECTRONICS/CELL PHONES As a courtesy to performers and audience members, the following equipment is not permitted: cameras, camcord­ ers, and recording devices. The use of cellular phones is not permitted in the seating areas. Please limit use of cell phones to the entry ways. SMOKING POLICY The Amphitheater is a smoke-free environment. For the comfort of our guests and in accordance with municipal law, smoking is prohibited throughout the facility. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Persons requiring access assistance are requested to phone the Box Office at 404-733-5000 for advance arrangements. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Box Office 404-733-5000 Group Sales 404-733-4848 Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404-733-5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404-733-4800 Lost and Found 404-733-5373 Chastain Director 404-733-4886 Atlanta Symphony Associates (Volunteers) 404-733-4865 Youth Programs 404-733-4871 Concert Hotline (Recorded information) 404-733-4949 TTD Number 404-733-4303 Services for People with 404-733-5000 or -4800 Special Needs

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Digital Cable over 140 channels including Channel 1 On Demand for tons of free movies and shows on your schedule.

Sweeten the deal by getting all 3 services for just

Economy Internet

Digital Voice

speeds of 768 kbps downstream/384 kbps upstream, perfect for emailing and quick Internet surfing.

Local with More™ includes Unlimited Local Calling plus 12 calling features.




per month for 12 months*

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*Limited time offer is only available in wired and serviceable areas in participating Comcast systems (and may not be transferred) and is limited to new residential customers. Offer limited to Digital Starter Cable, 768Kbps Economy Internet and Comcast Digital Voice-Local with More service. Requires subscription to all three services. Converter and remote required for On Demand services. On Demand selections subject to charge indicated at time of purchase. Digital Cable and Internet service limited to a single outlet. Service subject to Comcast standard terms and conditions. Prices shown do not include equipment and installation charges, taxes, franchise fees and in the case of telephone service, the Regulatory Recovery Fee or other applicable charges (e.g., international calling or per-call charges). May not be combined with other offers. Video Service: Certain services available separately or as a part of other levels of service. Basic Service subscription required to receive other levels of service. Not all programming available in all areas. High Speed Internet Service: Many factors affect speed. Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. Cable modem required. Not all features, including McAfee, compatible with Macintosh systems. Comcast Digital Voice-Local with More: Includes unlimited local calling. Domestic long-distance calling will be billed at a rate of $0.05 per minute. Voicemail is available for an additional $3.95 per month. No separate long-distance carrier connection available. Comcast Digital Voice service (including 911/emergency services) may not function after an extended power outage. After the 12-month promotional perod, or if any service is cancelled or downgraded, regular charges apply. Comcast’s current monthly service charges for all three services are $102.40. Certain customer premises equipment may not be compatible with Digital Voice services. EMTA required ($3.00/month from Comcast). Call 404-COMCAST for restrictions and complete details. Comcast ©2008. All rights reserved.

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