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Welcome to February! A new year, a newly inaugurated Governor, a reconfigured Legislature hard at work to address the significant challenges we face as a state. Some of those challenges are fiscal, others are more profound and meaningful. As the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Board Chair Ben Johnson, is fond of saying: “Civilization is not free. Had it not been for the Medicis and a few papal patrons, there would have been no Michelangelo, no Sistine Chapel, no music by Palestrina or Monteverdi. Someone has to pay for the civilization that we all enjoy.” When I arrived in Atlanta last May — during the closing weeks of the 2010 legislative session — I was greeted by the news that our Legislature was moving, under the guise of fiscal emergency, to eliminate funding for the Georgia Council for the Arts. Had they done so, Georgia would have been the only state in the nation to say, in effect, “We do not deem the arts to be important enough to merit support from our state government.” Budgets make statements about what we value, even more than about what we can afford. To its credit, the 2010 Legislature reversed its decision and kept the Georgia Council for the Arts alive — not healthy, certainly not wealthy, but alive. Faced with yet another looming budget deficit, it’s likely that the 2011 Legislature will again look to eliminate the Council. The amount of money to be saved is infinitesimal within the overall state budget — $800,000 out of an $18 billion budget, not even a thousandth of one percent — but the statement it would make about who we are and what we value as Georgians would be enormous. The fact that you’re here, that you’re reading this program book, that you’ve made time to attend today’s concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra suggests that you understand the difference that music can make in one’s life and in one’s community. I hope that as the Legislature conducts the state’s business over the coming weeks and months, you’ll ask those elected officials who represent you about where they stand on public support for the arts — and that you’ll take the opportunity to tell them where you stand as well. Thanks for being here — and for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Wishing you all the best,
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The Orchestra and audiences together explore a creative programming mix, recordings and visual enhancements, such as Theater of a Concert — the Orchestra’s continuing exploration of different formats, settings, and enhancements for the musical performance experience — and the first concert-staged performances of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, in November 2008. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Mr. Spano and the Orchestra’s commitment to nurturing and championing music through multi-year partnerships, defining a new generation of American composers, including Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Christopher Theofanidis and Michael Gandolfi. Since the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Spano and the Orchestra have performed over 100 concerts featuring contemporary works (composed since 1950), including 13 Atlanta Symphony-commissioned world premieres and three additional world premieres.
Mr. Spano has a discography with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra of nine recordings — six of which have been honored with Grammy® awards. He has led the Orchestra’s performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as the Ravinia, Ojai and Savannah music festivals. He has led the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia symphony orchestras, as well as Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In addition, he has conducted for Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera Ring cycles. Mr. Spano was Musical America’s 2008 Conductor of the Year. In March 2010, Mr. Spano began a threeyear tenure as Emory University’s Distinguished Artist in Residence, for which he spends three weeks each year leading intensive seminars, lecturing, and presenting programs on science, math, philosophy, literature and musicology throughout the University’s campus.
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Nonpareil performer Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is so passionate about Four Seasons of Buenos Aires that she performs it as often as she can.
Nadja SalernoSonnenberg, a lifelong, to-the-core musician, thrives on variety. She last appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in February 2009, playing the familiar Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, a work she described then as being like pizza â€” something listeners Continued on page 42
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Robert Spano, Music Director, The Robert Reid Topping Chair * Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor, The Neil and Sue Williams Chair * FIRST VIOLIN
David Coucheron 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
John Meisner Alice Anderson Oglesby Lorentz Ottzen Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Denise Berginson Smith Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich
Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift Judith Cox David Dillard Eleanor Kosek Raymond Leung Ruth Ann Little Thomas Oâ€™Donnell Ronda Respess Sanford Salzinger Frank Walton VIOLA
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Joel Dallow Jere Flint Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner
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Michael Kenady Michael Kurth Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson FLUTE
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Paul Brittan The Georgia Power Foundation Chair
Carl David Hall
Wesley Collins Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Lachlan McBane Ardath Weck
David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair*
Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair*
Jay Christy Assistant Principal
michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor Jere Flint, Staff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair * Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses, The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair PICCOLO
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Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair*
Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair*
Michael Myers Joseph Walthall
rincipal P The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair *
Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal Deborah Workman Ann Lillya † Patrick McFarland ENGLISH HORN
Patrick McFarland CLARINET
Carl Nitchie Principal The Walter L. “Buz” Carr, III Chair
Principal The Wachovia Chair
Associate Principal The Patsy and Jere Drummond Chair
The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Chair
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Bill Thomas George Curran BASS TROMBONE
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Principal The Sandra and John Glover Chair
William Rappaport The Alcatel-Lucent Chair
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Principal The Georgia-Pacific Chair
Thomas Witte Richard Deane The UPS Community Service Chair
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William Wilder Assistant Principal
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program Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
Delta Classical Series Concerts Thursday and Saturday, February 3 and 5, 2011, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 3 p.m.
Robert Spano, Conductor David Coucheron, Violin Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (1786)
Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra in A Major, K. 219 (“Turkish”) (1775)
I. Allegro aperto II. Adagio III. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto David Coucheron, Violin INTERMISSION
Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388 (384a) (1782)
I. Allegro II. Andante III. Menuetto in canone. Trio in canone al rovescio IV. Finale. Allegro Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (“Prague”) (1786)
I. Adagio; Allegro II. Andante III. Finale. Presto
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program Notes on the Program By Ken Meltzer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, and died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1791.
Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (1786) The first performance of Le nozze di Figaro took place at the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1, 1786. The Overture to Le nozze di Figaro is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. Approximate performance time is five minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: February 27, 1949, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 30 and 31, and February 1, 1992, Jahja Ling, Conductor.
n 1781, Mozart left his hometown of Salzburg to stake his fortune in Vienna. One of Mozart’s great ambitions was to compose a successful Italian comic opera for the Viennese Court Theater. After a few false starts, Mozart found the right subject and collaborator. Mozart based his opera upon the controversial French play, La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro (The Insane Day, or The Marriage of Figaro) (1784), by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
The librettist for the project was the Italian-born Vienna Court poet, Lorenzo da Ponte, who later supplied Mozart with the texts for Don Giovanni (1787) and Così fan tutte (1790), works that, along with Le nozze di Figaro, represent the apotheosis of 18th-century Italian comic opera. In the fall of 1785, da Ponte and Mozart began collaborating on their operatic adaptation of Beaumarchais’s Figaro. As da Ponte later recalled: “I set to work, accordingly, and as fast as I wrote the words, Mozart set them to music. In six weeks everything was in order.” There were still some hurdles to overcome before Mozart could achieve his goal. Emperor Joseph II expressed concern over whether Mozart, chiefly known in Vienna for his instrumental compositions, was the appropriate person to compose an Italian opera. The Emperor also was troubled by the revolutionary nature of the Beaumarchais story, which portrayed servants outwitting their corrupt master. Da Ponte interceded, and convinced the Emperor of Mozart’s talents, describing Figaro’s music as “marvelously beautiful.” The poet further assured the Emperor that he had “omitted or cut anything that might offend good taste or public decency at a performance over which the Sovereign Majesty might preside.” The Emperor was finally persuaded by da Ponte’s arguments, and Le nozze di Figaro received its premiere at the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1, 1786. Mozart led the Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21
performance from the keyboard and the audience called him to the stage several times. Le nozze di Figaro proved to be an instant success with the public, so much so that on May 9, the Emperor decreed that “to prevent the excessive duration of the opera...no piece for more than a single voice is to be repeated.” It was Mozart’s habit to compose his overtures after the completion of the operas themselves. In fact, Mozart penned the Overture to Le nozze di Figaro just two days before the opera’s premiere. The brief Overture (Presto) quotes no music from the opera itself. Nevertheless, from the frothy opening measures to its majestic coda, the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro serves as the perfect introduction to an evening of intrigue and high spirits.
Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra in A Major, K. 219 (1775) In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto is scored for two oboes, two horns and strings. Approximate performance time is thirty-one minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: March 4, 5, 6 and 7, 1976, Miriam Fried, Violin, and Otto Werner-Mueller, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: April 19, 20 and 21, 2007, Cecylia Arzewski, Violin, Arild Remmereit, Conductor.
lthough Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the instrumentalist, is best known as a keyboard virtuoso, he was also a highly accomplished violinist. During his early tours of Europe, Mozart astonished audiences with his command of both instruments. Mozart’s father, Leopold, himself a fine violinist, once admonished his son: “(y)ou don’t realize yourself how well you play the violin when you are on your mettle and perform with confidence, spirit and fire.”
In 1772, the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg appointed the 16-year-old Wolfgang as conductor and concertmaster of the Salzburg Court Orchestra. During the year 1775, Mozart, then 19, authored his five Violin Concertos. It is not entirely certain whether Mozart originally composed these Concertos specifically for his own use, or for the Italian violinist, Antonio Brunetti, a prominent Salzburg Court musician. We do know that Mozart played his Violin Concertos at public concerts. Without question, the Concertos were intended to display the technical fluency and pure, singing tone that were hallmarks of Mozart’s impressive violin performances. Mozart completed his Fifth and final Concerto for Violin and Orchestra on December 20, 1775. It is considered the richest and most innovative of Mozart’s Violin Concertos, a testament to his rapid development as a composer. The spirit and beauty of this work make one regret all the more that, although Mozart lived another sixteen years, no further violin concertos (at least those authenticated by scholars) came from the pen of this genius.
program Musical Analysis I. Allegro aperto — Although the opening movement is in traditional sonata form, Mozart offers many inventive touches that vary the basic structure. The opening, ascending motif, played by the orchestra, turns out not to be the main theme, but merely its accompaniment! The soloist enters with a reflective Adagio episode before launching into the Allegro presentation of the various themes. The brief development journeys into the minor, but the recapitulation and solo cadenza recapture the high spirits with which the movement began. II. Adagio — When one listens to the seamless flow of this gorgeous Adagio, it is remarkable to contemplate that, according to Leopold Mozart, Antonio Brunetti found it “too studied.” Wolfgang accommodated Brunetti by composing the Adagio in E Major, K. 261. Mozart himself preferred this original Adagio. Cast in A—B—A form, the movement is based upon the extended, graceful melody introduced first by the orchestra and then repeated, to sighing accompaniment, by the soloist. The melancholy, central “B” section provides contrast prior to the reprise of the Adagio’s opening portion, the soloist’s cadenza and the orchestra’s final bars. III. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto — The Rondo finale begins with the soloist’s presentation of the principal theme, cast in the form of an elegant minuet. The theme returns with great frequency, alternating with spirited, contrasting episodes. Most conspicuous is a lengthy Allegro set in duple meter, that makes use of the “Turkish” effects popular in Mozart’s day. Here, Mozart incorporates stark, percussive music that appeared in a ballet, Le gelosie del serraglio (1772), and used as an entr’acte for his opera of the same year, Lucio Silla. The Rondo concludes with a return to the principal minuet theme, and the simplest but most striking of effects; a series of five ascending grace notes, played by the soloist.
Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388 (384a) (1782) The Serenade in C minor is scored for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons and two horns. Approximate performance time is twenty-four minutes. These are the first ASO Classical Subscription Performances.
ozart expressed his singular musical genius in a remarkably wide range of forms and styles. In addition to his mastery of concert music, both instrumental and vocal, Mozart was a prolific composer of “occasional” pieces — works intended as background entertainment for social and political functions.
One might be tempted to assume that Mozart approached his “occasional” music with less seriousness of purpose than his concert works. In fact, these pieces display incredible variety, invention and substance. Perhaps Mozart took heed of the advice offered by his father, Leopold, who wrote that “(w)hat is slight can still be great if it is written in a natural, flowing and easy style — and at the same time bears the mark of sound composition.” Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23
Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein once offered a telling perspective on the wealth of inspiration to be found in this “background” music when he commented: “(t)here are people who would trade a whole act of (Richard Wagner’s operas) Tannhäuser or Lohengrin for one of these works, a lost paradise of music.” Thank goodness listeners aren’t forced make such a choice. In recent decades, Mozart’s occasional music has finally received the attention and respect it so richly deserves — both in the concert hall and on recordings. The Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388, belongs to a category known as Harmoniemusik. This was a form quite popular in Mozart’s time, featuring a wind ensemble comprising horns, bassoons and various treble-clef instruments. Harmoniemusik typically provided entertainment for open-air ceremonies and parties. The specific occasion for which Mozart composed his C-minor Serenade remains unknown. But regardless of the circumstances surrounding its creation, the Serenade, K. 388, is notable for its intensity, high drama and brilliant ensemble writing. Mozart later arranged the Serenade for String Quintet (two violins, two violas and cello), K. 406.
Musical Analysis I. Allegro — The Serenade opens with the ensemble’s forceful, unison statement, immediately followed by a hushed, plaintive response. The continued juxtaposition of forte and piano dynamics generates considerable tension and drama. The major-key, dolce second principal theme, introduced by the oboe, provides a marked contrast. A dotted-rhythm figure leads to the exposition’s spirited conclusion. The development section ends with a measure of silence, followed by the ensemble’s forte restatement of the work’s opening measures. The reprise of the lyrical second theme is now in the minor key, and the opening movement hurtles to a brusque conclusion. II. Andante — The Andante, in E-flat Major, opens with the clarinets’ introduction of the slow movement’s principal theme, marked piano e dolce. In contrast to the opening movement, the Andante is imbued with glowing lyricism. The brief development injects some melancholy before a repetition of the opening section brings the Andante to a lovely pianissimo close. III. Menuetto in canone. Trio in canone al rovescio — The Minuet (Menuetto in canone) opens with the oboes’ forte, C-minor introduction of the principal theme, echoed in the following measure by the bassoons. In the remarkable central Trio (Trio in canone al rovescio), scored for the oboes and bassoons, the thematic echoes are now in the form of mirror images. The movement concludes with a reprise of the opening Minuet. IV. Finale. Allegro — The oboe presents the central theme of the Serenade’s Finale. A series of variations on the theme follows, including an expansive, glowing episode in E-flat Major. A return to the home key of C minor finally resolves to C Major and the Serenade’s sprightly conclusion.
program Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (“Prague”) (1786) The first performance of the Symphony No. 38 took place at the National Theater in Prague, (now, the Czech Republic), on January 19, 1787, with the composer conducting. The “Prague” Symphony is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. Approximate performance time is twenty-six minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: September 25, 1948, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: March 6, 7 and 8, 2003, Alan Gilbert, Conductor.
n May 1, 1786, Mozart’s brilliant comic opera, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492 (see, Overture, above), received its premiere at the Burgtheater in Vienna. In early December of that year, the Prague National Theater staged an extraordinarily successful production of Figaro. As one Prague critic wrote on December 12, 1786: “No piece (so every one here asserts) has ever caused such a sensation as the Italian opera The Marriage of Figaro, which has already been given several times here with unlimited applause.” During the height of the commotion over Figaro, Mozart accepted the invitation of “the orchestra and a company of distinguished connoisseurs and music-lovers,” and traveled to Prague. On the evening of his arrival on January 11, 1787, Mozart attended a lavish ball, where, the composer recalled: I looked on…with the greatest pleasure while all these people flew about in sheer delight to the music of my Figaro, arranged for contredanses and German dances. For here they talk about nothing but Figaro. Nothing is played, sung or whistled but Figaro. No opera is drawing like Figaro. Nothing, nothing, but Figaro. Certainly a great honor for me! On January 17, Mozart attended a Prague staging of The Marriage of Figaro. The audience learned of Mozart’s presence in the theater, and before the curtain rose for the first act, they greeted him with a rousing ovation. On the 22nd, Mozart himself conducted another triumphant performance of Figaro. In between the two performances of The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart led a January 19 concert at the Prague National Theater. During the course of the evening, Mozart played three keyboard improvisations, including a series of variations on Figaro’s first-act aria, “Non più andrai.” Mozart also led the premiere of a Symphony he had completed in Vienna on December 6, 1786. That Symphony, the D-Major, K. 504, has, of course, become known as the “Prague.” The concert was yet another impressive conquest for Mozart. Franz Niemetschek, a resident of Prague and Mozart biographer, attended the January 19 program: The theatre had never been so full as on this occasion; never had there been a more fervent, unanimous delight than that awakened by
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his heavenly playing. We did not, in fact, know what to admire most, whether the extraordinary compositions or his extraordinary playing; together they made such an overwhelming impression on us that we felt we had been bewitched…It is certain that, just as this concert was a unique occasion for the people of Prague, Mozart likewise counted this day as one of the happiest of his life. On February 8, Mozart left Prague to return to his home in Vienna. However, prior to his departure, Mozart secured a commission from the Prague impresario, Pasquale Bondini, for a new opera. That opera, Don Giovanni, K. 527, opened in Prague in October of 1787. Don Giovanni proved to be yet another magnificent success for Mozart. Even as Mozart’s fortunes waned in Vienna during the final years of his life, he continued to enjoy the undying adulation of the Prague audiences, who adopted the Austrian composer as one of their own. All told, Mozart traveled to Prague on five occasions between January, 1787, and September, 1791. The residents of Prague certainly appreciated the gift Mozart provided them in the form of one of his towering symphonic achievements. Several years after Mozart’s death, Niemetschek wrote: “the grand Symphony in D major…is still always a favorite in Prague, although it has no doubt been heard a hundred times.”
Musical Analysis The “Prague” Symphony is in three movements, instead of the usual four. Mozart omits the traditional third-movement Minuet. I. Adagio; Allegro — Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony opens with a grand, extended and dramatic introduction (Adagio) that foreshadows the gripping music accompanying the arrival of the avenging Stone Guest in Don Giovanni. The first violins initiate the central Allegro with a furtive, syncopated figure. Instead of presenting an initial theme, per se, Mozart offers a series of short motifs that finally erupt into an exuberant orchestral proclamation. The exposition’s second theme is more traditional — a lyrical, descending melody (introduced by the first violins) that journeys from the major to the minor. The exposition concludes with a vigorous, martial passage for the orchestra. The development is a brilliant tour-de-force, featuring a lightning-quick juxtaposition of various motifs derived from the initial theme series. A series of descending figures for the violins (aided by flutes and bassoons) leads to the recapitulation of the central thematic material. The Allegro concludes with a stirring coda. II. Andante — The Symphony’s slow movement, cast in a flowing 6/8 rhythm, once again features a succession of brief themes. The opening melody, introduced by the violins, offers a welcome moment of repose after the high drama of the first movement. But soon, storm and stress penetrate the Andante as well. The exposition concludes in a more serene fashion, but the development serves to further heighten the tension. The recapitulation continues the unsettling juxtaposition of moods. A lovely dialogue for strings and winds finally brings the Andante to a graceful resolution.
program III. Presto â€” The finale opens with the introduction of a rapid-fire motif that forms the nucleus for virtually the entire movement. The motif is at first played softly by the strings, with piquant color provided by the winds. Soon, however, the energy of the orchestra is released in a forte explosion. The violins present the finaleâ€™s second principal theme, again to lively commentary by the woodwinds (contemporary accounts indicate that the wind players in the Prague orchestras were among the finest in Europe). A vibrant episode, again based upon the opening motif, concludes the exposition. The development section features jarring dynamic contrasts, and a mercurial journey of the central motif throughout the orchestra. The recapitulation provides the expected restatement of the principal themes, as well as an unexpected reference to the development section. The entire orchestra joins forces for the resounding final measures.
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david coucheron, Violin
riginally from Oslo, Norway, David Coucheron began playing violin at the age of three. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and his Master of Musical Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where his teachers included Igor Ozim, Aaron Rosand, Lewis Kaplan and David Takeno. David Coucheron Mr. Coucheron has worked with conductors such as Robert Spano, Alan Gilbert, Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich, David Zinman, Roger Norrington, Simone Young and Charles Dutoit, and performed as a soloist with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Maxim Vengerov conducting), the Sendai Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He has played solo recitals at the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall (London), the Kennedy Center, the Olympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, Utah), as well as in Beograd, Serbia, and Shanghai, China. Mr. Coucheron’s chamber music performances have included appearances at Suntory Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival and Alice Tully Hall. His recordings with sister, and pianist, Julie Coucheron include “David and Julie” (Naxos/Mudi) and “Debut” (Naxos). Some of his awards and recognitions include first prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica “Citta di Pinerolo” Competition in 2009 (Turin, Italy), first prize at The Princess Astrid Competition in 2002 (Trondheim, Norway) and third prize at the Manchester International Violin Competition in 2005 (Manchester, U.K.). Mr. Coucheron plays a 1725 Stradivarius.
Meghan H. Magruder, Appassionato Chair
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 ambitionous aritistic & education initiatives.
Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers
Ms. Joni Winston
Susan & Thomas Wardell
Mark & Rebekah Wasserman
$25,000+ Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Susan & Richard Anderson Stephanie & Arthur Blank Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Marcia & John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart $15,000+
Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Mr. Thurmond Smithgall Ray & John Uttenhove
Mr. & Mrs. K. Morgan Varner, III Adair & Dick White Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.* Sue & Neil Williams*
AGCO Corporation, Martin Richenhagen Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mary Helen & Jim Dalton Mr. & Mrs. David Edmiston Gary & Nancy Fayard* Mr. Donald F. Fox
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Karole & John Lloyd Meghan & Clarke Magruder Jeff Mango-Verizon Wireless Mr. & Mrs. William T. Plybon Patty & Doug Reid Dr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Schinazi Alison M. & Joseph M. Thompson Camille W. Yow
Mr. James F. Fraser Mary D. Gellerstedt Nancy D. Gould Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Grathwohl The Graves Foundation Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Joe Guthridge & David Ritter* Tom & Jan Hough Mr. Tad Hutcheson Roya & Bahman Irvani Robert J. Jones* Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley* Philip I. Kent Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough Amy & Mark Kistulinec Mr. & Mrs. John M. Law Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Mr. Kenneth & Dr. Carolyn Meltzer
Morgens West Foundation Lynn & Galen Oelkers Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Margaret & Bob Reiser Stanley & Shannon Romanstein Dennis & JoAnne Sadlowski Bill & Rachel Schultz Joyce & Henry Schwob Mr. John A. Sibley III John Sparrow Loren & Gail Starr Irene & Howard Stein Mary Rose Taylor Carol & Ramon Tome* The Michael W. Trapp Family Mike & Liz Troy Turner Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Neal & Virginia Williams
$10,000+ Ron & Susan Antinori Mark & Christine Armour The Balloun Family* Lisa & Joe Bankoff Barnes & Thornburg LLP Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Dr. Robert L. & Lucinda W. Bunnen The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Cynthia & Donald Carson Shannon & Philip Cave Dr. John W. Cooledge Cari Katrice Dawson Eleanor & Charles Edmondson In memory of Polly Ellis by Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin
*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.
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Judy Hellriegel, Chair
The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $1,750 or more and comprise a vital extension of the Orchestra family through their institutional leadership and financial support.
$5,000+ John & Helen Aderhold* Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Anonymous (4) Mr. David Boatwright Mrs. Suzanne Dansby Bollman & Mr. Brooks Bollman Breman Foundation Ann & Jeff Cramer* Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. David L. Forbes Betty Sands Fuller
Sally & Carl Gable Dick & Ann Goodsell Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross C. Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation The Jamieson Family Family of Thomas B. Koch James H. Landon George H. Lanier Pat & Nolan Leake John & Linda Matthews Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Brenda & Charles Moseley
Margaret H. Petersen John & Kyle Rogers Hamilton & Mason Smith Lynne & Steven Steindel* Peter James Stelling Charlie Wade & M.J. Conboy Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Suzanne Bunzl Wilner
Ms. Cynthia Jeness Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Mr. & Mrs. William C. Lester* Deborah & William Liss* Gino & Belinda Massafra* Walter W. Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Rezin Pidgeon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves S. A. Robinson Sandy & Paul Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Burton Trimble T & H Yamashita*
Robert Cronin & Christina Smith Sally & Larry Davis Mr. & Mrs. Christopher S. Edmonds John & Michelle Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Garland Peg Gary Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Carol & Henry Grady Ben & Lynda Greer Mr. Lewis H. Hamner III Steven & Caroline Harless Sally W. Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel Darlene K. Henson Herbert & Marian Haley Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. In Memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hollums
Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard Linda & Richard Hubert Dr. William M. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Johnston Dr. Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Hazel & Herb Karp Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kauffman Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. King Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Stephen Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Dr. & Mrs. James T. Lowman Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Ruth & Paul Marston Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Birgit & David McQueen Judy & Gregory Moore
$3,500+ Julie M. Altenbach Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Chorba Ms. Carol F. Comstock & Mr. James L. Davis* Jere & Patsy Drummond Dr. & Mrs. C.R. Harper JoAnn Hall Hunsinger $2,250+ Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda* Marian & Paul Anderson Anonymous (2) Jack & Helga Beam Penelope B. Berk Ms. Laura J. Bjorkholm & Mr. John C. Reece II Rita & Herschel Bloom Mr. & Mrs. Merritt S. Bond* Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Robert Bunker Dr. Aubrey M. Bush & Dr. Carol T. Bush The Buss Family Charitable Fund Charles Campbell & Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mrs. Thalia N. Carlos Mr. & Mrs. Beauchamp Carr Honor C. Cobbs Lucy & John Cook
support $2,250+ (continued) Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Mr. & Mrs. J. Vernon O’Neal, Jr. Ms. Rebecca Oppenheimer Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Susan Perdew Dr. John B. Pugh Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe
Realan Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mrs. William A. Schwartz Elizabeth S. Sharp Morton & Angela Sherzer Dr. Kay R. Shirley Beverly & Milton Shlapak In memory of Willard Shull Helga Hazelrig Siegel Lewis Silverboard Baker & Debby Smith
Amy & Paul Snyder John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Taylor Mr. William C. Voss Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Ms. Mary Lou Wolff Jan & Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates The Zaban Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Fullilove* Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Bill & Susan Gibson Paul B., Paul H. & M. Harrison Hackett Carol & Thomas J. Hanner Thomas J. High Mr. Thomas Hooten Dorothy Jackson Mary & Wayne James Aaron & Joyce Johnson Veronique & Baxter Jones Lana M. Jordan Mr. Thomas J. Jung Dick & Georgia Kimball* Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. & Mrs. David E. Krischer Thomas C. Lawson Dr. Leslie Leigh Levenson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Mr. & Mrs. James H. Matthews, Jr. Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Captain & Mrs. Charles M. McCleskey John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Angela & Jimmy Mitchell* Carter & Hampton Morris Mrs. Gene Morse** Sanford & Barbara Orkin Dr. & Mrs. Keith D. Osborn Dr. & Mrs. Bernard H. Palay Mr. & Mrs. Emory H. Palmer
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Leslie & Skip Petter Dr. & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Provaré Technology Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Ms. Mary Roemer & Ms. Susan Robinson The Gary W. & Ruth M. Rollins Foundation John T. Ruff Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Nancy & Henry Shuford Alida & Stuart Silverman Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Michael D. Stargel Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Steagall Kay & Alex Summers Elvira Tate Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Robert F. Tuve* Mr. J.H. Walker III Jonne & Paul Walter Mr. & Mrs. Terry R. Weiss Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. William White* Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Dorothy & Charlie Yates Family Fund Grace & Herbert Zwerner
$1,750+ Anonymous (2) Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Mr. & Mrs. William B. Astrop Dr. David & Julie Bakken Mr. & Mrs. Ron H. Bell Leon & Linda Borchers Mr.** & Mrs. Eric L. Brooker Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner* Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe In Memory of Dr. Richard A. Carroll, Sr. Mrs. Hugh Chapman Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Ralph & Rita Connell Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Curling Mrs. H. Frances Davis Brant & Kathy Davis* Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. de Kok Dr. Carlos Del Rio & Mrs. Jeannette Guarner Elizabeth & John Donnelly Mr. Bruce E. Dunlap Gregory & Debra Durden Ms. Diane Durgin Cree & Frazer Durrett Dr. Francine D. Dykes & Mr. Richard Delay Mary Frances Early Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Heike & Dieter Elsner Judge & Mrs. Jack Etheridge George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge
*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.
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Membership The ASO is flourishing thanks to the generous support of our members. With ticket sales covering only half of our operating expenses, Membership contributions help bridge the gap and enable the talented members of our Orchestra to reach even greater heights of artistic excellence. * PLEASE NOTE: Severe weather conditions during the week of January 10, coupled with the volume of year-end gifts, prevented us from compiling a complete listing of our generous contributors for this edition of Encore. We apologize for any omissions and will publish a full listing in June.
executive members $1,000+ Anonymous (6) Gerson H. Aronovitz Mr. & Mrs. William Atkins Anthony Barbagallo & Kristen Fowks Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Bernstein Susan & Jack Bertram Robert & Teresa Betkowski Ms. Shelia A. Brown Butler & Gross OB/GYN, P.E. Barbara & Steve Chaddick Cindy & Ethan Charleston Mr. Brian Christjohn Mr. & Mrs. Randall T. Clark Dr. & Mrs. William Clarkson IV Dr. & Mrs. William T. Cook Mrs. Lavona Currie Dr. Xavier A. Duralde & Dr. Mary Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Eichel Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Todd Evans Mr. & Mrs. Clayton H. Farnham Tom & Donna Fullilove Michael & Deborah Gerace Mr. & Mrs. Jere W. Goldsmith IV Mr. & Mrs. David Gould Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Gray Mr. & Mrs. Henry D. Gregory Mr. & Mrs. George N. Gundersen* Mr. David J. Harris
Phil & Lisa Hartley Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hays Betty & Gene Haywood John & Martha Head Greg L. & Mary Grace Heston Kenneth R. Hey Ms. Linda Hines Alan & Lucy Hinman Ms. Rachel Hundley Mr. Ray Inglett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Jones Dick & Georgia Kimball Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert J. Bancroft Lesesne Mrs. Jay Levine Mr. Carlos E. Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Will D. Magruder Mr. & Ms. Larry E. Mansfield III Dr. & Mrs. William McClatchey Mr. Larry McIntire Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Frank M. Monger Mr. & Mrs. Leo F. Mullin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Murray John & Agnes Nelson Kent C. Nelson & Ann Starr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olive Dr. & Mrs. Michael Oâ€™Neill Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Mrs. Kathleen B. Pattillo
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Pharr III Mr. Christopher D. Rex & Dr. Martha Wilkins Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Riepenhoff, Jr. Ms. Barbara Rivenbark* Mr. & Mrs. Clyde A. Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue Mr. Leonard L. Roy, Jr. Mr. William H. Runge III Ms. Pierrette Scanavino Mr. & Mrs. Alva B. See, Jr. Bootsie & Jerry Siegel Sydney Simons Mrs. Alex W. Smith, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas T. Spina, Jr. Michael D. Stargel, M.D. Mrs. James R. Stow Linda Martinson & Andrew C. Stratton Carolyn & Rhett Tanner John & Marilyn Thomas Bill & Judy Vogel Mr. J. H. Walker III Clay & Mary Jo Warner Ms. Sharon S. Williams Russell F. Winch Ned & Melissa Winsor Mr. & Mrs. Donn Wright Dr. & Mrs. William Yang Drs. Holly & Marty York Chuck & Pat Young
benefactor members $750+ John Clum & Walter Melion Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Davies Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Dillingham John W. Gamwell Mrs. John R. Hall James E. Honkisz Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. E. Neville Isdell Jane Jerden William L. & Sally S. Jorden
Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Ms. Amy M. Lewis Thomas & Marianne Mabry Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mr. & Mrs. Harmon B. Miller III John P. Pooler Mr. & Mrs. David Poroch Mr. & Mrs. James T. Porter Robert E. Powell Dr. Jason Schneider
Mrs. J. Lucian Smith Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Thomas R. Webb Brooke & Winston Weinmann Dr. Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr. Mike & Marguerite York Nancy J. Young
principal members $500+ Anonymous (4) Ms. Margaret Allen Mr. & Mrs. William B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. Baldinger Asad Bashey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bass In memory of Leigh Baier R. Dwain Blackston, MD
Dr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Blumenthal C.J. Bolster & Barbara Petit Mr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Boone III Mr. Ronald Bossick & Ms. Theresa J. Maene Dr. & Mrs. James E. Bostic, Jr. Mr. Robert Boulet Charles & Laura Bowen Shirley P. Bower
Dr. & Mrs. James N. Brawner III James L. Bross Dr. Donald N. McRae Broughton Mr. & Mrs. Weyman V. Brown Dr. Barbara S. Bruner Robert Butler Mrs. William F. Byrnes Mrs. Kyle R. Cade
support principal members $500+ (continued) Mr. & Mrs. J. Howard Chandler Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. Conrad, Jr. Ms. Patti Cooper Philip & Alice Cordes Mr. & Mrs. David Corts, Jr. Dr. Anna L. Crawford & Dr. Barbara Thomason Mr. Curtis Crowder Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr. Christine & Trey Davis Robert L. & Marianne S. DeHaan Mr. & Mrs. Kevin S. Denney Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Dowdle Mr. & Mrs. Anjan Dutta-Gupta Ms. Gail H. Evans Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Lee Evatt Dick Evelyn Mach Flinn Dr. Marla J. Franks & Reverend Susan Zoller Joseph W. & Beth M. Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gilchrist Ned Cone & Nadeen Green William Eiselstein & Andrew Greene Mr. Charles E. Griffin Mr. Sam Griffith Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Groshans Susie & Morris Habif Mr. Bradley Hale Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hantula Mr. & Mrs. Pearce D. Hardwick Mr. & Mrs. Willie Harper Mr. & Mrs. William Harriman Mrs. Charlotte T. Harvey Helen & Edward M. Hatch Dr. & Mrs. J. Rhodes Haverty Ms. Susan V. Herrin Pamela P. & John A. Helms Richard Henneman & Janet Fath Mrs. Ann J. Herman Mr. & Dr. Harvey Hill, Jr. Dr. James H. Hipkens & Mr. Robert Lamy Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Hooker Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Howell Dr. & Mrs. Robert R. Jacobson Mr. Timothy A. Johnson & Mrs. Margaret Wood
Mr. Doyle P. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Milton H. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Carol Kemker Dr. & Mrs. John R. Kludt Jim & Karen Knorr Dr. & Mrs. Ron Koger Miss Florence Kopleff Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Kraft The Honorable & Mrs. John S. Langford, Jr. Ms. Katherine Larder Mr. & Mrs. Theodore J. Lavallee, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Chris Le Ms. Jane B. Lee & Ms. Ivey L. Hubert Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Levy Jun-Ching Lin Mr.** & Mrs. Nathan I. Lipson Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lukasiewicz Dr. M. Jackson Marr Nancy & Bob Mason Bob & Elba McCue Mr. & Mrs. Joseph D. McDonald* Sylvia Debenport & Shelley McGehee Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. McGinnis Mr. & Mrs. Norman F. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Mimms, Jr. Dr. Mark D. Moncino & Dr. Kathleen Sheerin Dr. & Mrs. Melvin R. Moore Carter & Hampton Morris Dr. Patricia Moulton Mr. Daniel P. Murphy David & Teresa Murray Lebby Neal Mrs. Amy W. Norman Mrs. Lee G. Offen Mr. Chad Osgood Reverend Gene W. Owens Mr. Albert Palombo & Mrs. Linda Berggren Mr. & Mrs. Richard Panarese Mr. & Mrs. Terry A. Parker Cynthia & Roy Pearson Mr. Robert Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Simon Pines Dr. & Mrs. Alan L. Plummer
Barbara & Marty Pollock Mr. Hubert Prescod Ken & Suzy Rabun Ms. Joyce Resnick & Dr. Robert Schumacher Mr. Tom B. Reynolds Ms. Patricia U. Rich Ms. Lee Anne Richardson & Mr. James Diedrick Ms. Joycia C. Ricks Colonel & Mrs. Doug J. Riffey Alfred & Susan Roberts Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell Dan & Carolyn Roper Mr. & Mrs. Sumner Rosenberg Mark Rowles Cecil B. Day Family Ms. Clarelle R. Sauls Barbara C. Schatten Dr. & Mrs. Stefan H. Schmieta Drs. Lawrence & Rachel Schonberger Mr. & Mrs. David Schulze Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schweitzer Mr. Shannon Scully Mr. & Mrs. William R. Seden Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Shapiro Pat & Jim Shoop Mr. Travis C. Simmons Mr. Roger Simon Dr. Jay Singh & Dr. Gillian Sherbourne Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Smythe, Jr. Mr. William F. Snyder & Mr. Louis A. Peneguy Anne-Marie Sparrow Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Dr. & Mrs. Richard G. Stiles Raul F. & Annie York Trujillo Jeremy S. Uchitel Frank Vinicor, M.D. Richard & Adele Ward Marcia & Alan Watt Ms. Barbara Weinberg Mr. & Mrs. William White Mr. & Mrs. Homer W. Whitman, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Woodman Mrs. William B. Wylly Mr. & Mrs. Harold D. Yudelson
associate members $250+ Anonymous (8) Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Sandy & Davis Abrams Joanna M. & Alfred B. Adams* Dr. & Mrs. Joel M. Adler, D.D.S. Ms. Victoria Afshani Mr. & Mrs. Aaron I. Alembik Kent & Diane Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Hans Almering
Mr. Mark Anderson Mr. William W. Anderson, Jr. Ms. Tanika Antonio Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Steve & Debbie Asip Mr. & Mrs. Philip Attridge Mr. & Mrs. McMillan C. Baggett Mr. & Mrs. Roy W. Bahl Mr. Travis Bailey
Ms. Joanne Balen Mary & Turner Ball, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Banker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Mr. & Mrs. James F. Barksdale Mr. & Mrs. John J. Barone Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Barry Mr. Everette L. Bass Mr. & Mrs. Lafayette Beamon
*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.
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associate members $250+ (continued) Mr. Thomas Beaver Dr. & Mrs. Michael S. Bell Guy Benian Mrs. Mary Benson Mr. & Mrs. Louis Benton Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Mr. Robert Berger Mrs. Jane E. Bernstein Mr. Clay Bethune Mary Reichler & Peter Bing Ms. Sandra R. Blackwood Mrs. William N. Blake Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Blanchard Allan & Sheila Bleich Dr. & Mrs. Donald L. Block Suzanne & Rob Boas Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bonstein, Jr. Mr. Richard A. Borth Mr. Jason Boulton Mr. & Mrs. Adam Bowling Mr. Joel M. Bowman & Ms. Pat Michaelson Ms. Sharon Bowman Ms. Angela Bradford Mr. Curtis Bradford Mr. & Mrs. L. Travis Brannon, Jr. Mr. Todd Brawner Mrs. S. Russell Bridges, Jr. Mr. Edward W. Brink & Ms. Elizabeth R. Zell Mrs. & Mr. Charlesey W. Brown Jim & Lynne Browne Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Browning Malcolm A. Bryan Mr. & Dr. Charles I. Budd Mrs. Betty W. Bullock Mr. & Mrs. Rod D. Bunn Mr. & Mrs. M. Kent Burel Mr. & Mrs. John H. Burleigh, Jr. Mr. Walter Burnett Chuck Button Mr. & Mrs. William T. Caire Dr. Lina B. Caldwell Mrs. Margaret Campbell J. Capps & R. Moulton Mr. Kenneth Carr Mr. & Mrs. Norm M. Carver Dr. & Mrs. William J. Casarella Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Causey Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Chafee Ms. Janet M. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Chester Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Chunka Peggy & Tony Clarke Jean & Ken Clary Dr. Mark & Mrs. Ruth Coan Mr. & Mrs. Tony Cochran
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cohn Terri & Jim Coil Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm H. Cole, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Doyt L. Conn Ms. Cathryn V. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Dr. & Mrs. Bryan C. Crafts Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Reverend & Mrs. William A. Crosland Gray & Marge Crouse Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Daniel, Jr. Mark & Julie De Jong Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Dean Mrs. Winston C. Dees Dr. & Mrs. Steve L. Dickerson Steven & Jean Marie Doctor Mr. Neal Dolvin Miriam A. Drake Mr. Samuel L. Dumas Mr. & Mrs. Scott Dunn Ms. Olivia Dye Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Charles & Janice Edwards Mrs. Merrill B. Ellis in memory of Mr. R. Park Ellis Dr. Charlotte P. Ellithorp Dr. & Mrs. James L. Emerson Mr. Laurence W. Entrekin Elizabeth Etoll Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ewert Ms. Jan Exum Ms. Jane E. Fahey Dr. Abbott L. Ferriss Ms. Julie A. Fishman & Dr. Terry Pechacek Ms. Elizabeth R. Fodor & Ms. Sheila Bissonnette Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Folger Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Foss Mr. & Mrs. Roy I. Foster Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco Mr. Thomas Frank & Mrs. Gail R. Oâ€™Day Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Franklin Dr. Robert & Cheryl Franklin Homer S. French, Jr. Dr. Milton & Mrs. Ann Fried Mr. & Mrs. Matt Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. Norman C. Frost Mr. & Mrs. Radu Gadidov Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Galtier Mr. Peter Gans & Ms. Rosemary Vertullo Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gantt Drs. Stephen & Marianne Garber Mr. David G. Gardner & Ms. Brenda E. Andrews Dr. & Mrs. John C. Garrett
Joseph C. & Susan Gavalis Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Gignoux, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Gilham, Jr. Michael Gillen Mr. & Mrs. Geoff Gilley Mr. Francis J. Gilmore David M. Gittelman Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert Golomb Mr. David Goo & Mrs. Susan Doyle A. J. & Carol H. Gordon Mr. Shawn Gorrell Mrs. Doris Grady Mr. & Mrs. John W. Grant III Ms. Thyrsa M. Gravely Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr. Mr. Robert Gray Jim & Fran Greenlee Mr. & Mrs. Richard Griffiths Roger Allen Grigg & Elizabeth S. Vantine Dr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Grubb Mr. & Mrs. William R. Gussman John B. Haberlen Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hagan Mr. & Mrs. James V. Hale* Penny & Alex Halkos Mr. & Mrs. William R. Hall Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hally Anne & Earl** Haltiwanger Ms. Anne Hammond Mr. & Mrs. William A. Hanger Richard W. Harrell Ms. Harriet H. Harris Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Harrison Frances L. Harrold Mr. Walter B. Harvey Mr. James W. Hays Mr. & Mrs. David R. Hendrick Mr. Mario Hernandez, Jr. Mr. Nicholas M. Hess & Ms. Tracy K. Woodard Ms. Edith Heter Arthur Heyman Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hicks Ms. Jane G. Higdon Dr. & Mrs. William J. Hinson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas V. Hoffmann Mr. & Ms. J. Mac Holladay Mr. John F. Holland Mr. Robert A. Holmes Mr. Duane L. Hoover Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Howie Ms. Susan Hoy Janet Hubler
support associate members $250+ (continued) Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hughes Mr. Ronald J. Hughes, Sr. Ms. Helen E. Huyler & Ms. Janice Huyler Barry Hyman Mr. & Mrs. Peter Infanger Mr. & Mrs. A. MacArthur Irvin Mr. & Mrs. John E. Isbell, Jr. Dr. Valerie Jagiella Mr. James H. Jagou & Mrs. Dorothy Jagou Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James Dr. & Mrs. Philip Jardina Mr. Bruce H. Johnson & Ms. Andrea Roamine Mr. & Mrs. Lynn H. Johnston Ms. Erica Jong Dr. & Mrs. Rafael L. Jurado Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Howard Kearns, Jr. Ms. Gail M. Kendall Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kennedy Dr. Harry L. Keyserling Mr. Yury Khudyakov Dr. Fred E. Kiehle III Virginia Killorin Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Kimball Mr. & Mrs. Brian Kimsey Ms. Carlene T. Kincaid Mr. & Mrs. George W. Kirby Dr. Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Kirtz Dr. Constantine Kokenes Mr. & Mrs. Bill C. Kotas Mr. John Kranjc Edward B. Krugman & Jill A. Pryor Mr. & Mrs. Terry Krugman Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Lacoss Kyle & Kim Landers Ms. Olivia L. Lane Ms. Mary E. Lang Mr. & Mrs. Tom E. Lantz Ms. Shirley Laseter Terri Lawson Marlene J. Lee & Dervent A. Lee Dr. & Mrs. John E. Lee Dr. Burton L. Lesnick & Dr. Lisa Kobrynski Mr. & Mrs. William L. Levine Diane & David Levy Dr. Elizabeth Lilly Joanne Lincoln Ms. Teresa A. Lind Mr. & Mrs. Allen H. Lipis Allan & Vaneesa Little Ms. Allison Lockhart Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Long Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Love Mr. & Mrs. James R. Love Mr. & Mrs. William G. Loventhal
Richard H. Lowe Mr. Ivery Luckey Mr. Trevor Lumb Mr. & Mrs. William Lux Mr. & Mrs. R. Gregg Magruder Ms. Mary Mallison Gloria & Maurice Maloof Mr. & Mrs. Hector Manlapas Ms. Pat Mannelly Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Manners Ms. Deborah A. Marlowe Mr. Nicholas Marrone Mr. Jeffrey Martin Mrs. June T. Martin Iain & Nancy Matheson Arthur B. Mathews Richard B. Matthews Evan Mauk Dr. Gordon S. May & Dr. Claire B. May Luis Maza Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey J. McCall Mr. & Mrs. James A. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. William J. McCranie, III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCullough Sally & Allen McDaniel Michael S. McGarry, Ph.D Sarah & David McKenney Rev. Tim & Mrs. Rebecca McKeown Ms. Candy McMillan Norma & Doug McNeill Mr. William F. McNeill Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Medlin, Jr. Dr. Gary B. Melton & Mrs. Robin Kimbrough-Melton Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Metz Mr. & Mrs. David Miller Mrs. Edith Miller Luine B. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mitchell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Mobley II Mr. Sean Molley Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Moore Ms. Susan D. Moore Mrs. Li Y. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Mortimer Dr. & Mrs. Arthur L. Mulick John S. & Catherine A. Mullins Dr. Fred & Joan Musser Paradigm Capital Management Ms. Melanie Nelkin Mr. & Mrs. Frank Nicholson Carl & Heidi Nitchie Godfrey & Mary Ann Oakley Ms. Annette O’Banion Rev. Daniel J. O’Connor Dr. & Mrs. Roger Pajari Carol & Bob Paller Mr. & Mrs. Peter Parsonson, Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Pearson Mr. Steve M. Peck
Mr. Lee Pederson Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler George & Susan Phillips Mr. Carlton Placeway Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Plourde Mr. Michael G. Podkulski Gene & Mary Kay Poland* Mr. Gerald Polk & Ms. Rhonda Fox Anne & Miriam Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Val J. Porter Stanley & Virginia Powell Mr. Joseph W. Powell, II Mr. Gregory E. Preddy Ms. Ruth Primm & Mr. James W. Penland Mr. & Mrs. Robert Proctor Mr. & Mrs. Laird D. Prussner Mr. & Mrs. David Pulver Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Purdon* Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Raber Mr. Stephen R. Ratterree Mrs. Milton Rauzin Ms. Annette G. Reed Ms. Joyce Reedy Dr. Susan Reef Lauren & Klaus Rees Mr. Roy Reese Mr. Richard Reeves & Ms. Melissa L. Legg Ms. Kathryn W. Reid Mrs. Mary C. Reisweber Ms. Jane M. Remy Mr. Neil Richter & Ms. Constance Schultze Mr. David P. Robichaud* & Ms. Sharon McClelland Ms. Maya Robinson David F. & Maxine A. Rock Rev. & Mrs. Alexander W. Roddy Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rofrano Karen Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Charles M. Rosenberg Laurence & Abby Rosenthal Don E. & Jane Saliers Sandy Salzinger Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Samuelson Dr. & Mrs. David Satcher Mr. & Mrs. Milton Saul Barbara Saunders Paul S. Scharff & Polly G. Fraser Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Schmidt Dr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Schnell Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Schorr Ms. Charlene Schubert Mr. & Mrs. Jiri Schubert Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Schultz June & John Scott Roger & Mary Earle Scovil Charles T. Sharbaugh Mr. Ed Sherling
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associate members $250+ (continued) Ms. Mary Sherman* Mr. & Mrs. Henry I. Sherry Mr. & Mrs. James Sherwood, IV Douglas & Robin Shore Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shults Mr. Robert Sidewater Mr. & Mrs. William E. Simerly Mr. & Mrs. Richard Simons III Dr. Richard Simpson Andrew J. Singletary Bill & Susan Small Ms. Laura M. Smith Marjorie M. Smith, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Donald E. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. John E. Sowers Mr. & Mrs. Scott Spangenberg Dr. & Mrs. James O. Speed Ms. Odessa K. Spraggins Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Mr. & Mrs. Art Staden Ms. Kimberly N. Stanley Mary Louise Stark Marilyn & Mickey Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. Jim Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Scott G. Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Stevens Dr. & Mrs. Jeb Stewart Ms. Jennifer Stewart Dr. & Mrs. John P. Straetmans Joan & Cole Stratton Mr. & Mrs. A. Pinckney Straughn Mr. & Mrs. Larry Street Ms. Andrea Strickland & Mr. N. J. Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Strom Beth & Edward Sugarman Mr. James Sustman & Dr. Janet St. Clair Mr. & Mrs. George Sutherlin Michael & Francoise Szikman Mrs. Marianne E. Tanner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Tate, Jr. Ms. Leslie M. Taylor & Mr. David Pratt Mr. & Mrs. Neil Taylor, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen Mr. & Mrs. Marvin S. Teplitz Mr. Christopher Terilli Mr. & Mrs. David Terrell Mr. John Teuscher Dr. & Mrs. Richard Thio Dede & Bob Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Townes IV Ms. Allyson A. Till & Mr. Earl Robles Willard & Wanda Timm C. Barry & Louisa Titus Alfred & Sarah Tollison Roger & Brenda Torri Denise & Jim Traicoff Mr. William Trautwein Ms. Mary F. Trembath Mr. Joseph A. Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Chase Underwood Mr. Wayne Urquhart Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso J. Varner Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Vason Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Amy & Robert Vassey Mr. Hugh Waddy Dr. & Mrs. Archie D. Walden Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Wallingford
Dr. Mildred Collier Walton John B. Warren, Jr. Carolyn & Dick Wasser Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Watke Mr. Joe Watson & Ms. Judy Burds Ardath Weck Rev. Dr. & Mrs. John Westerhoff Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Wheelahan Ms. Susan B. Whitlock & Mr. Earl Lewis Linda Wiant & C.P.A.C. Reynolds Mr. Jerry Wiese Mrs. Constance S. Williams Nesie & Ralph W. Williams, Jr. Mr. Randolph Williams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Williams III Ms. Venette M. Williams Dr. & Mrs. W. Talbert Williams Mr. & Mrs. Don Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Winkler Elliott & Susan Winton Ms. Penny Wofford & Ms. Fay Wofford Raymond Woller & Doris Kadish Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Woodruff Dr. & Mrs. William G. Woods Mr. & Mrs. Tom Workman Dr. Hoyt Young Ms. Christina K. Zierau Mr. & Mrs. Norman E. Zoller Ms. Ula Zusman
support Corporate Sponsors $100,000+
Classical Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and SuperPOPS Presenting Sponsor
Holiday Title Sponsor Muhtar Kent Chairman, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Anderson Chief Executive Officer
jerome j. byers, II Atlanta Regional President
Atlanta School of Composers Presenting Sponsor Philip I. Kent Chief Executive Officer
$50,000+ AGCO Corporation and Vendors AT&T The Real Yellow Pages GE Energy UPS
$35,000+ Georgia Natural Gas InterContinental Hotels Group Porsche Cars North America Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Delta Classic Chastain Presenting Sponsor
Supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Ralph de la Vega President & CEO of Mobility and Consumer Markets
Jerry Karr Senior Managing Director GE Asset Management
$20,000+ Nalley Cars Ryder System, Inc. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Corporation
AlixPartners, LLP Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta The Boston Consulting Group
Foundation and Government Support $250,000+ The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Wells Fargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
$100,000+ The Halle Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc
Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.
$25,000+ Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation League of American Orchestras The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. MetLife Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation- Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund SunTrust Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund The ASCAP Foundation For Music, Inc. Livingston Foundation, Inc. The Arnold Foundation, Inc. Reiman Charitable Foundation William Randolph Hearst $5,000+ Endowed Fund The Fraser-Parker Foundation William McDaniel Charitable Foundation Robert S. Elster Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
Office of Cultural Affairs: Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
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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support Henry Sopkin Circle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John E. Aderhold William & Marion Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Fred & Bettye Betts Mr. & Mrs.* Karl A. Bevins Mr.* & Mrs. Sol Blaine Frances Cheney Boggs* W. Moses Bond Robert* & Sidney Boozer Elinor A. Breman William Breman* James C. Buggs, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Margie & Pierce Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady Clinkscales, Jr. Miriam & John A. Conant* Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. & Mrs. William R. Cummickel* John R. Donnell Dixon W. Driggs* Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves
Elizabeth Etoll John F. Evans Doyle Faler* Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin Dr. Emile T. Fisher A. D. Frazier, Jr. Betty & Drew* Fuller Carl & Sally Gable William H. Gaik Kay Gardner* Mr.* & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Mrs. Irma G. Goldwasser* Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Billie & Sig* Guthman Betty G.* & Joseph F. * Haas James & Virginia Hale Miss Alice Ann Hamilton John and Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn Jill* & Jennings* Hertz Albert L. Hibbard, Jr.* Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Mary B. James Calvert Johnson deForest F. Jurkiewicz* Herb & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley
Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen* Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff Ouida Hayes Lanier Liz & Jay* Levine Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham, III Ann Bernard Martin* Mr. Michael McDowell* Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis Vera A. Milner* Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard & Sandra Palay Bill Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Carl J. Reith* Edith Goodman Rhodes* Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser
Edward G. Scruggs* Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions W. Griggs Shaefer, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shaw* Charles H. Siegel* Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Margo Sommers* Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Daniel D. Stanley* Peter James Stelling C. Mack* & Mary Rose Taylor Jed Thompson Margaret* & Randolph Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace* Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair and Dick White Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Elin M. Winn* Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs. Charles R. Yates Anonymous (12) *Deceased
Education & Community Engagement Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Talent Development Program, Talent Development Program Endowment, Concerts for Young People, Family Concerts, Conversations of Note
Wells Fargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
GE Energy Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. MetLife Foundation Monica & John Pearson Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Jay & Arthur Richardson
SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation- Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund SunTrust Foundation
Victoria & Howard Palefsky Ms. Margaret H. Petersen Elise T. Phillips Elinor Rosenberg Breman** Alison Rand Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan InterContinental H. Short Hotels Group Suzanne & Willard* Shull $10,000+ Links Inc., Azalea City Chapter The Society, Inc., Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Greater Atlanta Chapter Jr. Family Foundation $1,000+ Isaiah & Hellena Huntley Cree & Frazer Durrett Anonymous Tidwell Livingston Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Aaron Annie-York Trujillo Primerica Sharon, Lindsay & Raul F. Trujillo Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees & Gordon Fisher Mr. Mack Wilbourn Drs. John O. & Gloria S. Gaston Dr. Blenda Wilson Aaron & Joyce Johnson $5,000+ & Dr. Louis Fair Ms. Malinda C. Logan Dr. Margo A. Brinton Mr. & Mrs. Howatt E. & Mr. Eldon Park Mallinson Cynthia & Donald Carson *Deceased Dr. Joanne R. Nurss Mrs. Mary C. Gramling Ms. Joni Winston
** Scholarships for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra tuition are made possible through the Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellowship.
support Atlanta Symphony Associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
2010-2011 board Belinda Massafra President Suzy Wasserman, Leslie Petter & Camille Yow Advisors Leslie Petter Parliamentarian Elba McCue Secretary Janis Eckert Treasurer
Ellie Kohler Historian Alison Mimms VP Adminstration Corrie Johnson Nominating Chair Sylvia Davidson ASA Spring Luncheon Sheila Richards & Juanita Jones ASA Night at the Symphony Co-Chairs
Liz Troy ASA Night at VWA (Verizon) Camille Kesler Newsletter Editor Pat King Directory Editor Suzy Smith VP Public Relations Faye Popper VP Youth Education Glee Lamb VP Membership
Nancy Levitt Ambassador’s Desk Judy Schmidt VP Annual Fund Dr. Mary Francis Early VP Outreach Ann Levin & Gail Spurlock Ensemble Co-Chairs Ruth & Paul Marston Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Co-Chairs
Nancy Cox Intermezzo Chair Brooke Merrill Bravo Chair Elba McCue Concerto Chair Joan Abernathy Encore Chair
Events 2010 decorators’ show house & gardens Platinum Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Gold Benjamin Moore Paint Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts Comcast Encore Magazine Atlanta 360 Media Soiree Catering & Events
Silver Phipps Plaza Springer Mountain Farms Bronze Bloomingdale’s Buckhead Coach
Flora by John Grady Burns PrePrint Publix Super Markets Charities S&S Rug Cleaners St. Regis Atlanta The Outdoor Lights, Inc.
2009 atlanta symphony ball corporate Sponsors Phoenix AirTran Airways Platinum The Coca-Cola Company Invesco Silver AGL Resources Alston & Bird CISCO King and Spalding Parties to Die For Printpack, Inc. & the Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Siemens Energy & Automation Southern Company St. Regis Atlanta Verizon Wireless
Silver table hosts Amanda & Greg Gregory Bronze Global Payments, Inc. Genuine Parts wine sponsors Savi Urban Market Capasaldo Rosenblum Vineyards Sterling Vineyards National Distributing Company Media sponsor The Atlantan
Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Philip P. Cave Dr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Dawkins Richard & Lynne Dorfman Eilleen & Bo Dubose Carla & Carl Fackler Bill & Frannie Graves Harald R. Hansen Merrel & Willem Hattink Jim & Pam Henry Gerry & Patricia Hull Baxter & Veronique Jones Mark S. Lange Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lanier Pat & Nolan Leake Elizabeth Levine Belinda & Gino Massafra Mr. & Mrs. Harmon B. Miller, III Lawrence E. Mock, Jr.
Ann Morgan & Jim Kelly Victoria & Howard Palefsky Leslie & Skip Petter Patty & Doug Reid Jay & Arthur Richardson D. Jack Sawyer & William Torres Selig Foundation Thurmond Smithgall Susan & Stuart Snyder Gail & Loren Starr Mr. & Mrs. Howard Stein Steven & Lynne Steindel Mary Rose Taylor Annie-York Trujillo & Raul F. Trujillo Kryst & James Voyles Suzy & Steve Wasserman Adair & Dick White Sue & Neil Williams Joni & David Winston Camille Yow
Xerox Verizon Wireless
Staybridge Suites & Candlewood Suites RR Donnelly
Two-Person Corporate Teams MillerCoors Argus Benefits Jones Lang LaSalle DSSI UBS Right Way Services
Hole Sponsors Global Payments Inc. Capgemini Financial Services Royal Cup Coffee Provista Russell Reynolds Associates
Guest Supply Standard Textile AmSan WSB-TV The Coca-Cola Company Sysco Prosys Atlanta Falcons
Table Hosts Mr. & Mrs. William M. Graves Patty & Doug Reid patrons Mr. & Mrs. Carleton Allen Mr. & Mrs. Charles Allen Ron & Susan Antinori Yetty & Charlie Arp Lyn & Rick Asbill Kimberly & Joel Babbit Mr. & Mrs. Smith Baker Joe & Lisa Bankoff Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Stephanie & Arthur Blank Dr. Yamma Brown & Mr. Brandon Culpepper
2010 airtran classic golf tournament Global Payments Inc. The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte & Touche Mr. & Dr. Kenneth H. Reception Meltzer Sponsor Alston & Bird LLP Crowne Plaza Ernst & Young LLP InterContinental Team Sponsors Hotels Group Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. SunTrust Robinson Feinsand Humphrey Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kastin Presenting Sponsor AirTran Airways
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Patron Circle of Stars By investing $15,000 or more in The Woodruff Arts Center and its divisions — the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences — these outstanding Annual Corporate Campaign donors helped us raise more than $8.4 million last year. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★ $450,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. ★★★★★★★★★★ $300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, James M. Cox Foundation) The Honorable Anne Cox Chambers UPS ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees The Home Depot Foundation Jones Day Foundation & Employees The Klaus Family Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers Partners & Employees Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Equifax Inc. & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Bank Employees & Trusteed Foundations Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. & Marjory M. Rich
Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust Greene-Sawtell Foundation ★★★★★★★ $100,000+ AirTran Airways Bank of America Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding LLP KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Novelis, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation Wells Fargo Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund
★★★★★★ $75,000+ Holder Construction Company The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Cisco Coca-Cola Enterprises Delta Air Lines, Inc. GMT Capital Corporation ING Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Primerica
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Zeist Foundation, Inc. ★★★★ $35,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Lisa & Joe Bankoff Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. GE Energy The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Invesco PLC Norfolk Southern, Employees & Foundation SCANA Energy Siemens Industry, Inc. Harris A. Smith Troutman Sanders LLP Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. ★★★ $25,000+ Assurant Atlanta Companies Assurant Solutions Assurant Specialty Property BDO USA, LLP Brysan Utility Contractors, Inc. Chartis Crawford & Company Drummond Company, Inc. Eisner Family Foundation First Data Corporation Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific IBM Corporation Philip I. Kent Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Foundation
McKinsey & Company, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust Mary & Craig Ramsey Rock-Tenn Company Richard D. Shirk Southwire Company Spectrum Brands Towers Watson Waffle House, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Waste Management Charitable Foundation Yancey Bros. Co. ★★ $15,000+ 22squared, inc. ACE Charitable Foundation Acuity Brands, Inc. AGCO Corporation Alix Partners Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Foundation Atlanta Marriott Marquis Julie & Jim Balloun BB&T Corporation Beaulieu Group, LLC The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Bryan Cave LLP Buck Consultants The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Talela & Beauchamp Carr
CB Richard Ellis Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Cousins Properties Incorporated Ann & Jeff Cramer DLA Piper Duke Realty Corporation Exide Technologies Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Fernandez Fifth Third Bank Ford & Harrison LLP Robert Fornaro John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Gas South, LLC Georgia Natural Gas Grant Thornton LLP Harland Clarke The Howell Fund, Inc. ICS Contract Services, LLC Infor Global Solutions Jenny & Phil Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Tom O. Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation David & Jennifer Kahn Family Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy Kurt P. Kuehn Karole & John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Mohawk Industries, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. Noonan Family Foundation Vicki R. Palmer The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc.
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation David M. Ratcliffe J. Mack Robinson Interests Frances & Jesse A. Sasser, Jr. Selig Enterprises, Inc. / The Selig Foundation Spencer Stuart Karen & John Spiegel Superior Essex Inc. TriMont Real Estate Advisors, Inc. United Distributors, Inc. WATL/WXIA/Gannett Foundation John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Sue & Neil Williams Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation *As of October 4, 2010
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and musicians enjoy over and over again, “all your life, because it’s so good.” She returns February 24, 25 and 26, joining the Orchestra for its premiere of Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov) with guest conductor Juanjo Mena in his ASO debut. “The audience should bring an open mind,” she says, enthusiastically. “It’s a really wild piece.” I caught up with Salerno-Sonnenberg recently, when she had slowed down a few paces to recover from foot surgery. “I’m going crazy because I can’t do what I would normally do,” she complains. A self-described multi-tasker, she has a jump on nearly everything. Including the Piazzolla. When we spoke two years ago, she had just embraced, with her trademark passion, a new venture as music director and concertmaster of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, which makes its home in the San Francisco Bay Area. 42 EncoreAtlanta.com
For their debut concert, she and NCCO chose to program this Piazzolla suite (originally four separate works which Desyatnikov bound together and made an homage to Vivaldi). “It’s got barbaric rhythms. Heart-wrenching melodies. It’s so carnal and so much fun” She obviously has fun simply talking about it. “Ever since then I play it as much as I can,” she says, remarking, though, that some programmers hesitate because the accompaniment is limited to strings. “But they are all soloists as well, and the music demands so much quality of musicianship. At a first rehearsal everyone will have odd expressions because of the things they are required to do. By the end of rehearsal they love it.” She brims with confidence and anticipation. And no wonder. Not only did she catch the curve ball from the NCCO when asked to be their concertmaster, she has become their ace and tapped into some leadership strengths. “Concertmaster was something I wouldn’t have taken five seconds to
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consider,” she thought before teaming up with the NCCO players. Now, while maintaining a healthy solo career, she says: “My biggest association is with this orchestra. And I’m not surprised anymore. I never had any interest in conducting. But it’s an amazing feeling to sit in that chair and lead without using my arms. It’s an enormous responsibility on my part. But the trust, like a marriage, is extraordinary. It’s almost frightening — they’ll come off a cliff with me.” She has deliberately guided them away from niche repertory. And nudges them instead towards “variety, which comes from my interests.” Concerts might include an arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in its latest version; a commission from Mark O’Connor; next season, Osvaldo Golijov; or, on their U.S. tour which concluded earlier this month, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and, yes, the Piazzolla Four Seasons. Salerno-Sonnenberg gets “pumped” about the NCCO touring and especially looks forward to their inaugural appearances on the East Coast planned for November 2011. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg started her extraordinary professional career 30 years ago, winning the 1981 Naumberg International Violin Competition. “I came in at the end of golden age of music,” she recalls, “when a biglabel recording company would spend thousands of dollars on an album cover, with a catered photo session, make-up artists, hairdressers ... Then things went from peak to gone.” Well, not quite 44 EncoreAtlanta.com
“It’s a really wild piece … and so much fun” gone. A keen observer, she took her accumulated knowledge, mixed in some determination and started her own label, NSS Music. “I decided I can do anything if I can find the funding or fund it myself. I go with the flow of technology and stay true to quality.” She laughs about her day-to-day role as executive producer. “I do everything, including proofreading and graphic design.” Ultimately it’s all about making music, and making it available, that counts. “Will we make lots of money from a great horn player?” she asks rhetorically referencing the NNS CD of the renowned musician John Cerminaro playing live. “No. But these are great performances. Also Anne-Marie McDermott’s Bach.” She and pianist McDermott are longtime sonata-recital partners. “And Clarice Assad’s jazz trio, exploring the genre. I like the variety.” She even has released a Christmas album. “It’s very personal. I wanted to pay homage to my youth. You grow up with whatever is in your household, and I grew up with albums my mom bought. The CD has arrangements of my favorites — string quartet, jazz, choir, me playing over myself (that was a first!). And it sells every time.”
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Of course, New Century records for NSS Music. Just released, Live, their second CD, features all concert-performance recordings of Barber, Mahler and Richard Strauss. Their first CD, Together, includes a Clarice Assad suite, Bartók, Gershwin — and the Piazzolla. “We made the recording after only performing it two times.” Hearing it makes clear why she says, without a trace of boastfulness, “I’m the right soloist for this piece.” She simply is. Her characteristic crisp, clean technique coupled with an emotional urgency moves the music forward and the listener to the edge of the seat. It’s as if the composer knew presciently exactly how to exploit the range of this performer’s abilities.
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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg herself, when thinking forward to what might be next, says with happy shrug, “I don’t predict the future anymore.” Whatever she chooses, it will certainly, somehow, bring more variety to a personal career mix already lively with laudable accomplishments.
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Amid the fanfare of the 10th-anniversary season of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor The Atlanta School and new friends celebrate a decade of Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles with 10 world premieres
By Karl Schnittke
Donald Runnicles are the 10 fanfares written in honor of the Spano-Runnicles creative partnership. The majority come from members of the Atlanta School of Composers, the unique collective of 21st-century voices that Mr. Spano founded in his inaugural season, which is celebrating its own 10-year anniversary this season. The fanfares are brief musical statements, reflecting divergent styles, cultures and influences, and afford audiences a glimpse into the thoroughly modern composers Mr. Spano has championed during his tenure. “These fanfares are all unique and wonderful and help underscore the special nature of this season, Robert’s 10th with the Atlanta Symphony,” says John Sparrow, Vice President for Orchestra Initiatives & General Manager. “Each fanfare has a unique personality and musical flavor that I believe our audiences will continue to find fun and interesting. And — like all of our interactions with these composers — the journey of their creating these works is every bit as engaging as the musical end result.”
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“These fanfares are all unique and wonderful and help underscore the special nature of this season … ”
The first half of 2010-2011 season already has treated concertgoers to three fanfares by school members Christopher Theofanidis (Une Certaine Joie de Vivre), Adam Schoenberg (Up!), and Michael Gandolfi (Pageant). The fourth came from composer and sound designer Mark Grey, who contributed Ahsha “to celebrate 10 years of Robert and Donald and to embrace Robert’s passion for Persia, its people, culture and art.” The seductive Ahsha opened the January 27-29 concerts with Mr. Runnicles conducting and Mr. Spano as pianist in Mozart’s Concerto No. 20.
The first week of February presents an opportunity for concertgoers to hear the fifth fanfare in the series, “Miaka Kumi” (Swahili for “10 years”), by the Orchestra’s former composer-in-residence Alvin Singleton. As an homage to Mozart and the all Mozart programs Thursday and Saturday, February 3 and 5 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 6 at 3 pm, Mr. Singleton has scored his work for a Mozart-sized orchestra. Look for more fanfares in the second half of the season, including one by Atlanta School member Jennifer Higdon, as well as other friends of the Orchestra.
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calendar March 3/4/5 Thur/Fri/Sat: 8pm Delta Classical Mozart: Concerto No. 17 Schubert: Overture in C minor J. Strauss, Jr.: Emperor Waltz R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Gilbert Varga, conductor Pedja Muzijevic, piano March 11/12 Fri/Sat: 8pm The Chieftains
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