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contents March 2012
20 The Table Is Set
25 This week’s concert and program notes
A 2012-13 invitation to comfort food, spicy surprises and some home cookin’.
48 Krajewski … Michael Krajewski
The Orchestra’s International Man of (Musical) Mystery on “Bond & Beyond.”
50 An Educator’s Heart
Great things happen when student musicians have the opportunity to work with the world’s top artists.
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departments 12 President’s Letter 14 Orchestra Leadership 16 Robert Spano 18 Musicians 35 Contributors 52 Calendar 54 Administration 56 General Info 58 Ticket Info 60 Gallery ASO Cover watercolor by Anne Patterson, designer and director of the Theater of a Concert presentation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
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Welcome An oft-quoted Nigerian proverb suggests that “it takes a village to raise a child.” In a similar vein, it takes enough people to populate a small village to create the kinds of memorable concert experiences that you and I enjoy week after week with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Your concert experience rests, primarily, with Robert Spano, with our incredibly gifted musicians, and with the world-class guest soloists and conductors who join them on the Symphony Hall stage — people such as Andre Watts, Nicholas Phan, Wynton Marsalis, Heidi Grant Murphy, Kelly O’Connor, Thomas Cooley, Stephen Powell, Thomas Glenn, Dietrich Henschel, and Leonidas Kavakos. But others, less visible, perhaps, play vitally important roles in your experience, too: those who staff the box office, the parking garage attendants, food and beverage servers, and those wonderful volunteers who serve as ushers at each of our concerts. I recently received a letter about what a marked difference our ushers make in shaping your concert experience: “We had a wonderful ASO experience last Thursday, thanks in no small part to the kindness and consideration of one of the ASO ushers. We travel to ASO concerts by MARTA, and on that evening we arrived fifteen minutes late due to a delay at the MARTA Avondale Station. While we waited to be admitted to the concert, the usher overheard us mention we had caught MARTA at the Avondale Station. Without hesitation, the usher offered to drive us back to the Avondale Station after the concert since she, too, lives in that area. We were floored by her generosity, and we gratefully accepted her offer. We shared a very pleasant ride home together. She even gave us advice on where to park, should we decide to drive to the ASO. The music that evening was superb, but what made our ASO experience truly memorable was the usher’s kindness. We are now not only subscribers, we are ASO fans for life.” I’m grateful to our ushers for their dedication and commitment to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, to this community, and to creating memorable concert experiences each and every week. My thanks to you for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Wishing you all the best,
Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. President 12 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/aso.org
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leadership Atlanta Symphony Orchestra League 2011-2012 Board of Directors Officers Jim Abrahamson Meghan H. Magruder Joni Winston † Chair Vice Chair Secretary Karole F. Lloyd D. Kirk Jamieson Clayton F. Jackson Chair-Elect Vice Chair Treasurer Directors Jim Abrahamson Pinney L. Allen Joseph R. Bankoff* Neil H. Berman Paul Blackney Janine Brown C. Merrell Calhoun Donald P. Carson S. Wright Caughman, M.D. Ann W. Cramer † Carlos del Rio, M.D. Richard A. Dorfman Lynn Eden David Edmiston Gary P. Fayard Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr.
Paul R. Garcia Carol Green Gellerstedt Thomas Hooten Tad Hutcheson † Mrs. Roya Irvani † Clayton F. Jackson D. Kirk Jamieson Ben F. Johnson III Mark Kistulinec Steve Koonin Carrie Kurlander James H. Landon Michael Lang Donna Lee Lucy Lee Karole F. Lloyd Kelly L. Loeffler Meghan H. Magruder
Belinda Massafra* Penny McPhee Victoria Palefsky Leslie Z. Petter Suzanne Tucker Plybon Patricia H. Reid Margaret Conant Reiser Martin Richenhagen † John D. Rogers Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.* Dennis Sadlowski William Schultz John Sibley H. Hamilton Smith Lucinda B. Smith Thurmond Smithgall Paul Snyder
Gail Ravin Starr Mary Rose Taylor Joseph M. Thompson Liz Troy Ray Uttenhove Chilton Davis Varner † S. Patrick Viguerie Rick Walker Thomas Wardell Mark D. Wasserman John B. White, Jr. † Richard S. White, Jr. † Joni Winston † Patrice Wright-Lewis Camille Yow
Board of counselors Mrs. Helen Aderhold Robert M. Balentine Elinor Breman Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler Arnoldo Fiedotin
Charles Ginden John T. Glover Frances B. Graves Dona Humphreys Aaron J. Johnson Herb Karp Jim Kelley George Lanier
Patricia Leake Mrs. William C. Lester Mrs. J. Erskine Love Carolyn C. McClatchey Joyce Schwob Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr.
W. Rhett Tanner G. Kimbrough Taylor Michael W. Trapp Edus Warren Adair R. White Neil Williams
Life Directors Howell E. Adams, Jr. Bradley Currey, Jr.
Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt
Azira G. Hill Dr. James M. Hund
Arthur L. Montgomery * ex officio † 2011-2012 sabbatical
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where excellence comes to
Superior conservatory training at a world-class research university. Prestigious, resident faculty and exceptional student talent. Itâ€™s all here: www.music.umich.edu
Robert Spano music Director
usic Director Robert Spano, currently in his 11th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors today. Since 2001, he has invigorated and expanded the Orchestra’s repertoire while elevating the ensemble to new levels of international prominence and acclaim.
Under Mr. Spano’s artistic leadership, the Orchestra and its audiences have together explored a creative mix of programming, including Theater of a Concert performances, which explore different formats, settings, and enhancements for the musical performance experience, such as the first concert-staged performances of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic in November 2008 and the production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in June 2011. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Mr. Spano’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, Michael Gandolfi and Adam Schoenberg. Since the beginning of his tenure (to date), Mr. Spano and the Orchestra have performed more than 100 concerts containing contemporary works (composed since 1950).
Mr. Spano has a discography with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra of 19 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. Mr. Spano 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 three-year tenure as Emory University’s distinguished artist-in-residence, in which he leads intensive seminars, lectures, and presents programs on science, math, philosophy, literature and musicology. In March 2011, Mr. Spano was announced as the incoming music director of the Aspen Music Festival. He was in residence in Aspen for the 2011 summer season as music director-designate and will assume the full role of music director in 2012.
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Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair *
Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair *
Principal Pops Conductor
David Coucheron Concertmaster William Pu Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair* Justin Bruns Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Carolyn Toll Hancock John Meisner Alice Anderson Oglesby Lorentz Ottzen Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Denise Berginson Smith Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich
David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair* Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair* Jay Christy Assistant Principal Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift David Dillard Eleanor Kosek Ruth Ann Little Thomas O’Donnell Ronda Respess Frank Walton
Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair* Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair * Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal Wesley Collins Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Ardath Weck
Christopher Rex Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair* Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair* Karen Freer Assistant Principal Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus Joel Dallow Jere Flint Jennifer Humphreys Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner
SECTION VIOLIN ‡
Judith Cox Raymond Leung Sanford Salzinger
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Ralph Jones Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair * Gloria Jones Associate Principal Jane Little Assistant Principal Emeritus Michael Kenady Michael Kurth Joseph McFadden Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson
Staff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair*
Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair
Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair* Robert Cronin Associate Principal Paul Brittan Carl David Hall
Colin Williams Principal Stephen Wilson Associate Principal Nathan Zgonc George Curran
Elisabeth RemyJohnson Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair
Carl David Hall OBOE
Elizabeth Koch Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair * Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal Ann Lillya † CLARINET
Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair* Ted Gurch Associate Principal William Rappaport Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET
Carl Nitchie Principal Elizabeth Burkhardt Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar
Juan de Gomar
Michael Moore Principal
Brice Andrus Principal Susan Welty Associate Principal Thomas Witte Richard Deane Bruce Kenney
Thomas Hooten Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair* The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair* Karin Bliznik Associate Principal Michael Tiscione Joseph Walthall
Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair* William Wilder Assistant Principal
Thomas Sherwood Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair* William Wilder Assistant Principal The William A. Schwartz Chair* Charles Settle
The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair* Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY
Rebecca Beavers Principal Nicole Jordan Assistant Principal Librarian John Wildermuth Assistant Librarian
‡ rotate between sections * Chair named in perpetuity † Regularly engaged musician Players in string sections are listed alphabetically
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The is set
A 2012-13 invitation to comfort food, spicy surprises, and some home cookin’.
Creating a season is like planning a wonderful dinner party. The key is to balance things that are familiar with those that are completely unknown, in order to please and delight your guests,” says Stanley Romanstein, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s President. He points to the 2012–13 season and the likes of Midori, Perlman, Lang Lang, and Ax alongside tantalizing “must-tries” with unfamiliar names such as Milos, Frang, Gluzman, and Sudbin.
By Madeline Rogers
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Romanstein and Vice President for Artistic Planning Evans Mirageas boast that serving up a great season is the work of many hands: Many orchestras, both men explain, tend to take a music directorcentric approach to programming: “In contrast, in Atlanta the process is richly collaborative,” says Mirageas. Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, musicians, and representatives from every administrative department gather together to shape the season, “and when we leave, Mirageas says, “everyone has ownership of the program.” “We are always at pains to make sure that the people of Atlanta get to see the greatest stars in classical music, but it’s equally important to bring in new faces,” he adds. This season opens with one of the brightest lights in the classical firmament playing a beloved work: Midori and the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major (Oct. 4, 6 and 7). Other starry names include the pianists Lang Lang, who will appear for one night only, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (Nov. 17); and longtime audience favorite Emanuel Ax playing Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Nov. 29-Dec. 1). Alisa Weilerstein, who 22 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/aso.org
made headlines recently for winning a coveted MacArthur Fellowship, returns with one of the most challenging works in the repertoire, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (April 11-13). When Itzhak Perlman takes the stage (April 25, 27 and 28), it will be to show off both his fiddling and his conducting prowess. He opens the program, violin in hand, for two movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and then takes up the baton to conduct a Mahler symphony — a first for this master musician. While it’s thrilling to be in the presence of such established greatness, there will also be plenty of novelty. “A combination of superstars and newcomers gives our audiences what we call bragging rights,” says Mirageas. “They don’t have to go to New York; they can turn to each other and say, ‘I saw Frang in Atlanta first.’” The Frang in question is the Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang. She makes her Atlanta debut with Korngold’s Violin Concerto (Jan. 31 and Feb. 2). Joining her is conductor Gilbert Varga, who will also lead Grieg’s Two Elegaic Melodies and Schumann’s beloved “Rhenish” Symphony. Continued on page 44
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program Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
SuperPOPS! Concert Series
BOND & BEYOND
Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 2012, at 8 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor Debbie Gravitte, Vocalist The James Bond Theme
Theme from From Russia with Love
Theme from You Only Live Twice
Theme from Diamonds Are Forever Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
Theme from The World is Not Enough Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
Concerto for Cell Phone
Suite from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace Prechel Theme from Goldfinger Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
INTERMISSION “Secret Agent Man” Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
Soul Bossa Nova (Theme from Austin Powers)
“Sooner or Later” from Dick Tracy Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
Inspector Clouseau Theme The Pink Panther
“It had better be Tonight” from The Pink Panther Mancini Debbie Gravitte, vocalist The Best of Bond
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is proud to sponsor the SuperPOPS! Concert Series of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Delta is proud to be celebrating our 70th anniversary as Atlanta’s hometown airline. Delta’s community spirit worldwide continues to be a cornerstone of our organization. As a force for global good, our mission is to continuously create value through an inclusive culture by leveraging partnerships and serving communities where we live and work. It includes not only valuing individual differences of race, religion, gender, nationality and lifestyle, but also managing and valuing the diversity of work teams, intracompany teams and business partnerships. Delta is an active, giving corporate citizen in the communities it serves. Delta’s community engagement efforts are driven by our desire to build long-term partnerships in a way that enables nonprofits to utilize many aspects of Delta’s currency — our employees time and talent, our free and discounted air travel, as well as our surplus donations. Together, we believe we can take our worldwide communities to new heights! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concert on November 5, 2011 at Carnegie Hall was made possible through the generous support of Delta Air Lines, Thurmond Smithgall and the Massey Charitable Trust. Solo pianos used by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are gifts of the Atlanta Steinway Society and in memory of David Goldwasser. The Hamburg Steinway piano is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Rosi Fiedotin. The Yamaha custom six-quarter tuba is a gift received by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in honor of Principal Tuba player Michael Moore from The Antinori Foundation. This performance is being recorded for broadcast at a later time. Atlanta Symphony concert broadcasts are heard each week on Atlanta’s WABE FM-90.1 and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s statewide network. The Atlanta Symphony records for ASO Media. Other recordings of the Orchestra are available on the Argo, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Nonesuch, Philips, Telarc and Sony Classical labels. Media sponsors: WABE, WSB AM, and AJC. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.
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program michael krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
nown for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski also holds the title of principal pops conductor with the Houston and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras. As a guest conductor, Michael has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the San Francisco, Michael Krajewski Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix and National symphonies, as well as many other orchestras across the United States. In Canada, he has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies. His international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin. Michael is the conductor of the video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, which aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. He has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. His collaborative programs have included artists such as flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Patti Austin, Sandi Patti, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pink Martini, Rockapella, Ann Hampton Callaway, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestraâ€™s assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and, for 11 years served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Michael lives in Orlando, with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting he enjoys travel, photography, jogging, bicycling and solving The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.
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Debbie Gravitte, Vocalist
ebbie Gravitte has had a varied career that has taken her from Broadway to symphony hall stages and all points in between. She won a Tony Award as best featured actress in a musical for Jerome Robbins’s Broadway, along with a Drama Desk award nomination and a New York Showstopper Award for the role. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of They’re Playing Our Song, she went on to appear in Perfectly Frank (Drama Debbie Gravitte Desk nomination), Blues in the Night, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Zorba, Chicago and Les Miserables. Debbie has appeared in the Encores! series productions of The Boys From Syracuse, Tenderloin and Carnival at New York’s City Center. Debbie has performed her nightclub act worldwide, from New York City’s Rainbow and Stars to London’s Pizza on the Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she had the honor to perform with notable talents such as Jay Leno, Harry Anderson and the legendary George Burns. Debbie has sung with numerous orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra with Marvin Hamlish, Boston Pops, Cleveland Orchestra and others. Overseas, she has sung with the London Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm and Munich philharmonic orchestras, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and others. On television, Debbie co-starred on the CBS series “Trial and Error” and NBC’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” and starred in several specials for PBS, including “Live From the Kennedy Center,” “Boston Pops Celebrate Bernstein,” “Rodgers & Hart for Great Performances” and “Ira Gershwin’s 100th Birthday Celebration” from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall.
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New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-8460644, centraarchy.com. B
Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-892-4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M The Melting Pot is the premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations, including 754 Peachtree St. NE, 404-389-0099, meltingpot.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH
Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ray’s in the City Set in the heart of Downtown, Ray’s in the City offers a selection of the freshest seafood flown in daily, hand-cut steaks and made-toorder sushi. 240 Peachtree Street, NW, 404-524-9224, raysrestaurants.com. D Ray’s on the River has been an Atlanta dining destination for more than 27 years! Enjoy signature cuisine including fresh seafood and prime cut steaks. Sunday Brunch offers over 80 homemade items and a new Bloody Mary bar. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., 770-9551187, raysrestaurants.com. SS Ray’s at Killer Creek provides an unforgettable dining experience in an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. Sunday Supper features gourmet comfort food including a choice of three entrees served with bottomless sides, biscuits and cornbread. 1700 Mansell Rd., 770-6490064, raysrestaurants.com. A
Taco Mac Atlanta’s favorite family friendly sports restaurant and bar since 1979. Consistently voted best wings and beer selection, Taco Mac has something for everyone. 25 metro Atlanta locations, including 933 Peachtree St. NE, blocks away from the Fox Theatre. 678-904-7211, tacomac.com. M
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D
Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M
The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and
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the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-8149640, centraarchy.com. B
American/southern South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404-873-7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., 770-435-0700, southcitykitchen.com. M, V Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures pure flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678-651-2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D
asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B Spice Market Inspired by the street life of Southeast Asia, Spice Market enchants with complex blends of seasonings and layers of flavor that ignite the taste buds served in a relaxed, alluring environment at W Atlanta — Midtown. 188 14th St. NE, 404-724-2550, spicemarketatlanta.com. M
brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Drink Shop features cocktails in artistic divination, blessed with pure and homemade ingredients, complete with a visible fruit juicing and vegetable extraction station. Unique, freshy made mixers and a spirit selection of colorful, independent labels! 45 Ivan Allen Junior Blvrd., 404-582-5800, watlantadowntown. com/drinkshop. D Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, preshow diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404264-0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M
creole/cajun Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl.com.
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european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, Europeaninfluenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M
mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M
italian La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com. VH
MEXICAN Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave.NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH
spanish/tapas Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.com. VH
seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu inludes classics like crab and corn hush puppies, signature seafood boil, and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels; along with signature fresh catch entrees. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B Goldfish This fun restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P
steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip Sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offering an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B
An ExpEriEncE UnlikE Any OthEr June 7/9 Thu/Sat: 8pm | Delta Classical
John AdAms: A Flowering Tree Robert Spano, conductor James Alexander, staging Jessica Rivera, soprano (Kumuhda) Russell Thomas, tenor (The Prince) Eric Owens, bass (The Storyteller) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus To be relished! The Theater of a Concert premiere of A Flowering Tree, an opera by John Adams, one of Americaâ€™s most renowned composers and an Atlanta favorite (El Nino, Dr. Atomic). Purely ecstatic and brimming with the lyricism of The Magic Flute, this is music of todayâ€Ś and tomorrow.
404.733.5000 | aso.org Woodruff Arts center Box Office @15th and Peachtree Make it a group! 404.733.4848 Presented by:
support The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous gifts of individuals, corporations, foundations, government and other entities whose contributions help the Orchestra fulfill its mission to be a vigorous part of the cultural fabric of our community. The following list represents the cumulative total of philanthropy of $1,750 and above to the Orchestra’s fundraising campaigns, events and special initiatives from 2011 and 2012. (Please note that donor benefits are based solely on contributions to the annual fund.) $500,000+
Mrs. Thalia N. Carlos** The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Delta Air Lines The Zeist Foundation, Inc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $250,000+
Madeline & Howell Adams, Jr. Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers
The Coca-Cola Company Mrs. William A. Schwartz
Lynn Eden GE Asset Management Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. McTier
Turner Broadcasting System The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Woodruff Arts Center
Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation
Fulton County Arts Council National Endowment for the Arts
Anonymous AT&T Real Yellow Pages GE Energy The Graves Foundation InterContinental Hotels Group
The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Reiman Foundation Mr. Thurmond Smithgall Robert Spano Susan & Thomas Wardell
SunTrust Bank SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation – Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
Georgia Natural Gas Massey Charitable Trust
Porsche Cars North America Publix Super Markets Charities
Patty & Doug Reid Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc. King & Spalding Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. MetLife Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal*
Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Ryder System, Inc. Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Adair & Dick White Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.* Sue & Neil Williams
Jim & Adele Abrahamson Susan & Richard Anderson Stephanie & Arthur Blank Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Marcia & John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Georgia Council for the Arts Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.
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Anonymous (2) The Arnold Foundation, Inc. Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney
Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Gary & Nancy Fayard Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Garcia Jane & Clay Jackson
Amy & Mark Kistulinec Karole & John Lloyd Kelly Loeffler & Jeffrey C. Sprecher Mr. Kenneth & Dr. Carolyn Meltzer Loren & Gail Starr
Alison M. & Joseph M. Thompson Chilton & Morgan Varner Patrick & Susie Viguerie Camille Yow
Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. in memory of Polly Ellis Mr. Donald F. Fox Charles & Mary Ginden D. Kirk Jamieson, Verizon Wireless Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III* Sarah & Jim Kennedy
Steve & Eydie Koonin Carrie & Brian Kurlander Michael & Cindi Lang Donna Lee & Howard C. Ehni Meghan & Clarke Magruder Nordstrom, Inc. Suzanne & Bill Plybon
Dr. Stanley & Shannon Romanstein Joyce & Henry Schwob Irene & Howard Stein Mary Rose Taylor Mike & Liz Troy Ray & John Uttenhove Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.
Dr. John W. Cooledge Trisha & Doug Craft Cari Katrice Dawson Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Mary D. Gellerstedt GMT Capital Corporation Nancy D. Gould Joe Guthridge & David Ritter* Jan & Tom Hough Mr. Tad Hutcheson
Roya & Bahman Irvani Robert J. Jones Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough James H. Landon Mr. & Mrs. John M. Law Pat & Nolan Leake The Livingston Foundation, Inc. Mikeâ€™s Hard Lemonade Morgens West Foundation Primerica Margaret & Bob Reiser Bill & Rachel Schultz*
Mr. John A. Sibley III Siemens Industry, Inc. John Sparrow Carol & Ramon Tome Family Fund* Trapp Family Turner Foundation, Inc. Charlie Wade & M.J. Conboy Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Neal & Virginia Williams Suzanne Bunzl Wilner
Atlanta Federation of Musicians Jeff & Ann Cramer*
Jere & Patsy Drummond Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. JBS Foundation
The Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Richard A. & Lynne N. Dorfman Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler David L. Forbes James F. Fraser The Fraser-Parker Foundation, Inc. Betty Sands Fuller Sally & Carl Gable Dick & Anne Goodsell Mr. & Mrs. David Gould The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund
The Jamieson Family Paul & Rosthema Kastin Philip I. Kent George H. Lanier The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Links Inc., Azalea City Chapter Belinda & Gino Massafra Linda & John Matthews John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Penelope & Raymond McPhee*
Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Margaret H. Petersen Hamilton & Mason Smith* Sandy & Paul Smith Peter James Stelling Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Ms. Kimberly Tribble & Mr. Mark S. Lange Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini
Ellen & Howard Feinsand Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Herbert & Marian Haley Foundation
Steven & Caroline Harless Sally W. Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hollums JoAnn Hall Hunsinger Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney*
Pinney L. Allen & Charles C. Miller III The Antinori Foundation Lisa & Joe Bankoff The Boston Consulting Group Mr. & Mrs. David Edmiston $10,000+ Anonymous AGCO Corporation, Lucinda B. Smith Mark & Christine Armour The Balloun Family Mr. David Boatwright The Breman Foundation, Inc. The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Cynthia & Donald Carson Dr. & Mrs. S. Wright Caughman $7,500+ The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
$5,000+ Anonymous (2) Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Ms. Julie M. Altenbach Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund Mrs. Suzanne Dansby Bollman Bubba Brands, Inc. Dr. Robert L. & Lucinda W. Bunnen Charles Campbell & Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mary Helen & Jim Dalton
$3,500+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Chorba Mr. James L. Davis & Ms. Carol Comstock*
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$3,500+ continued Mr. & Mrs. William C. Lester* Mr. & Mrs. Harmon B. Miller III Deborah & William Liss Dr. & Mrs. James T. Lowman Walter W. Mitchell Leslie & Skip Petter Ruth & Paul Marston
Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves S.A. Robinson Nancy & Henry Shuford In memory of Willard Shull
Elliott Sopkin Burton Trimble H. & T. Yamashita*
Sally & Larry Davis Drs. Carlos del Rio & Jeannette Guarner Gregory & Debra Durden Ms. Diane Durgin Francine D. Dykes & Richard H. Delay The Robert S. Elster Foundation John & Michelle Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Garland Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Ben & Lynda Greer Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross Paul B., Paul H., & M. Harrison Hackett Darlene K. Henson Mr. Thomas Hooten & Ms. Jennifer Marotta Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. William M. Hudson Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Dorothy Jackson** Ms. Cynthia Jeness Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Johnson Mr. W. F. & Dr. Janice Johnston Dr. Maurice J. Jurkiewicz** Hazel & Herb Karp
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kauffman Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Dick & Georgia Kimball* Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. King Dr. & Mrs. Scott I. Lampert Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie The Devereaux F. & Dorothy McClatchey Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Birgit & David McQueen Gregory & Judy Moore Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olive Ms. Rebecca Oppenheimer Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Susan Perdew Elise T. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Rezin Pidgeon, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue
John & Kyle Rogers Dr. Paul J. Seguin Elizabeth S. Sharp Angela & Morton Sherzer Kay R. Shirley Beverly & Milton Shlapak Helga Hazelrig Siegel Lewis Silverboard Sydney Simons Baker & Debby Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. Lynne & Steven Steindel* John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Taylor Annie-York Trujillo & Raul F. Trujillo Mr. William C. Voss Mr. & Mrs. Randolph O. Watson Dr. & Mrs. Roger P. Webb Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Mary Lou Wolff Jan & Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates
George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge Bill & Susan Gibson Carol & Henry Grady Mary C. Gramling Mr. Lewis H. Hamner III Thomas High In memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Stephanie & Henry Howell Mr. & Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Mary B. & Wayne James Aaron & Joyce Johnson Baxter P. Jones Lana M. Jordan Mr. Thomas J. Jung Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. & Mrs. David Krischer Thomas C. Lawson Mr. & Mrs. Craig P. MacKenzie
Kay & John Marshall Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Captain & Mrs. Charles M. McCleskey Virginia K. McTague Angela & Jimmy Mitchell Mrs. Gene Morse** Barbara & Sanford Orkin Dr. & Mrs. Keith D. Osborn Dr. & Mrs. Bernard H. Palay Mr. & Mrs. Emory H. Palmer Mr. Robert Peterson Dr. & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Provaré Technology, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Ms. Susan Robinson & Ms. Mary Roemer The Gary Rollins Foundation
John T. Ruff Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Alida & Stuart Silverman Alex & Betty Smith Foundation, Inc. Johannah Smith Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Steagall Dr. Elizabeth Glenn Stow Kay & Alex Summers Poppy Tanner Elvira Tate Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Alan & Marcia Watt Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger William & Rebecca White* Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Charlie & Dorothy Yates Family Fund Herbert & Grace Zwerner
$2,250+ Anonymous (3) Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk John** & Helen Aderhold Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Paul & Marian Anderson Jack & Helga Beam Ms. Laura J. Bjorkholm & Mr. John C. Reece II Rita & Herschel Bloom Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Major General & Mrs. Robert M. Bunker Dr. Aubrey M. Bush & Dr. Carol T. Bush The Buss Family Charitable Fund Ms. Marnite B. Calder Mr. & Mrs. Beauchamp C. Carr Ralph & Rita Connell Chip & Darlene Conrad Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins Mr. Robert Cronin & Ms. Christina Smith
$1,750+ Anonymous Dr. David & Julie Bakken Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bell Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Berenson Leon & Linda Borchers Mr.** & Mrs. Eric L. Brooker Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Dr. & Mrs. William T. Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Brant Davis* Mrs. H. Frances Davis Peter & Vivian de Kok Elizabeth & John Donnelly Xavier Duralde & Mary Barrett Cree & Frazer Durrett Mary Frances Early Ree & Ralph Edwards Heike & Dieter Elsner
*We are grateful to these donors for taking the extra time to acquire matching gifts from their employers. **Deceased.
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additional support Blonder Family Foundation
William McDaniel Charitable Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund
Meghan Magruder, Appassionato Chair
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the Southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 and welcomes annual givers of $10,000 and above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous and strong financial base in support of our ambitious aritistic and education initiatives.
Thomas J. Jung, Chair
The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $1,750 or more and comprise a vital extension of the Orchestra family through their institutional leadership and financial support.
Henry Sopkin Circle Honoring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s first Music Director, the Henry Sopkin Circle recognizes our friends who have planned bequests and other gifts to benefit the Orchestra’s future. We remain grateful to all Henry Sopkin Circle members – past and present – for their generosity, trust, and vision. Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. John E. Aderhold William & Marion Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Mr.* & Mrs. Sol Blaine W. Moses Bond Robert* & Sidney Boozer Elinor A. Breman 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. Dr. John W. Cooledge John R. Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Elizabeth Etoll Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin Dr. Emile T. Fisher
A. D. Frazier, Jr. Nola Frink Betty & Drew* Fuller Carl & Sally Gable William H. Gaik Mr.* & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Billie & Sig* Guthman Betty G.* & Joseph F.* Haas James & Virginia Hale Miss Alice Ann Hamilton* Dr. Charles H. Hamilton* John & Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Mary B. James Calvert Johnson Herb & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen* Kitchell
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Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff Ouida Hayes Lanier Mr. & Mrs. William Lester Liz & Jay* Levine Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham, III Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis John & Clodagh Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard & Sandra Palay Dan R. Payne Bill Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram The Reiman Foundation Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser
Edward G. Scruggs* Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Peter James Stelling Barbara Dunbar Stewart* C. Mack* & Mary Rose Taylor Jennings Thompson IV Margaret* & Randolph Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair & Dick White Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs. Charles R. Yates Anonymous (12)
corporate & government support
Classical Series Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and SuperPOPS Presenting Sponsor
Holiday Title Sponsor Muhtar Kent Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Anderson Chief Executive Officer
Darryl Harmon Southeast Regional President
Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.
Atlanta School of Composers Presenting Sponsor
Supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Philip I. Kent Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Karr Senior Managing Director
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra programs are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
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Atlanta Symphony Associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
2011-2012 board Sabine Sugarman Treasurer Camille Kesler VP Administration Dawn Mullican VP Public Relations Paula Ercolini VP Youth Education Ruth & Paul Marston VP Membership Gayle Lindsay Parliamentarian
Ann Levin & Gail Spurlock Historians Judy Schmidt Nominating Committee Chair Amy Musarra, Chair, Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Natalie Miller & Hillary Inglis Co-Chairs, Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
Janis Eckert, Nancy Fields & Gail Spurlock Chairs, ASA Fall Meeting Poppy Tanner Chair, ASA Night at the ASO Glee Lamb & Adele Abrahamson Chairs, ASA Spring Luncheon Pat King ASA Notes Newsletter Editor Jamie Moussa Chair, ASA Annual Directory
Nancy Levitt Ambassadors’ Desk Helen Marie Rutter Bravo Chair Elba McCue Concerto Chair Joan Abernathy Encore Chair Liz Cohn & Betty Jeter Ensemble Chairs Karen Bunn Intermezzo Chair Whitley Greene Vivace Chair
Belinda Massafra President Sylvia Davidson President Elect Suzy Wasserman, Leslie Petter, Camille Yow Advisors Elba McCue Secretary
Stanley Romanstein, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President, and Amy Musarra, Decorators’ Show House and Gardens Chair. Celebrating its 42nd Anniversary, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces its Decorators’ Show House & Gardens at the magnificent Phillip Trammel Shutze’s Knollwood Estate from April 21 through May 13, 2012. Organized by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, proceeds will support the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) Education and Community Engagement programs, including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Talent Development Program. For more information visit decoratorsshowhouse.org .
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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 $8.9 million last year. Thank you!
Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. UPS
KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo
★★★★★★★ $100,000+ Alston & Bird LLP ★★★★★★★★★★★ Bank of America $450,000+ Kaiser Permanente Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, King & Spalding Partners & Employees James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, The Klaus Family Foundation WSB-TV The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Hon. Anne Cox Chambers The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Novelis Inc. ★★★★★★★★★★ Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. $300,000+ The David, Helen & Marian Deloitte LLP, its Partners Woodward Fund & Employees ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees The Home Depot Foundation Jones Day Foundation & Employees PwC Partners & Employees Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation SunTrust Bank Employees & Trusteed Foundations Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Greene-Sawtell Foundation SunTrust Foundation Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Delta Air Lines, Inc. Equifax Inc. & Employees
★★★★★★ $75,000+ AirTran Airways Holder Construction Company Kilpatrick Townsend The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Lisa & Joe Bankoff Cisco Ann & Jay Davis Doosan Infracore International Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion Beth & Tommy Holder Newell Rubbermaid Primerica
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Devyne Stephens Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Zeist Foundation, Inc. ★★★★ $35,000+ Katharine & Russell Bellman Foundation Bryan Cave LLP Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. GE Energy Georgia-Pacific The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Invesco PLC Norfolk Southern, Employees & Foundation Siemens Industry, Inc. Alex & Betty Smith Foundation, Inc. Harris A. Smith Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc ★★★ $25,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Air Serv Corporation Atlanta Foundation Julie & Jim Balloun BB&T Corporation Laura & Stan Blackburn CIGNA Foundation Cousins Properties Incorporated Crawford & Company Ford & Harrison LLP Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation, Inc. GMT Capital Corporation Infor Global Solutions ING Sarah & Jim Kennedy Philip I. Kent Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Macy’s Foundation Katherine John Murphy Foundation Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation RockTenn SCANA Energy Southwire Company Sprint Foundation Towers Watson Troutman Sanders LLP Waffle House, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund ★★ $15,000+ A. E. M. Family Foundation ACE Charitable Foundation AlixPartners Alvarez & Marsal Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Marriott Marquis Beaulieu Group, LLC Susan R. Bell & Patrick M. Morris The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman
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tingling” routinely applied to Sudbin’s performances, audiences are in for some thrills. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 precedes the concerto (March 28-30).
The week before (Jan. 24 and 26), audiences will get a first look at another rising star, Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. His rendition of the Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor — which he will perform here with Kazushi Ono on the podium — was delivered, wrote one reviewer, “with more light and heat than I’ve ever heard.” Audiences are sure to line up in droves in early February for the U.S. debut of guitarist, Milos Karadaglic. With more than 8,000 followers on Facebook, the smoldering good looks of a movie idol, and an intriguing back story that begins in the war-torn Balkans, it’s easy to overlook the fact that this 25-year-old has talent to burn. It will be fully on display in Rodrigo’s fiery Concierto de Aranjuez, on a program led by Xian Zhang that ncludes two works by Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian” (Feb. 7, 8, 10). The following month, the young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin joins guest conductor Michael Morgan for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. With adjectives like “blistering,” “angst-fuelled,” and “spine44 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/aso.org
While the Orchestra prides itself on being a place where international stars love to strut their stuff, it also revels in showcasing its own formidable talent. Principal Clarinet Laura Ardan performs the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (Jan. 10-12); Concertmaster David Coucheron plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (March 7, 9 and 10); Principal Viola Reid Harris is featured in Schnittke’s Viola Concerto; and David Coucheron, Principal Cello Christopher Rex, and Robert Spano on piano join forces for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Donald Runnicles conducting (May 9-11). The world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus will be in its glory for the holiday season (Christmas with the ASO, Dec. 6-8; Messiah, Part I, Dec. 13 and 15); and the Duruflé Requiem (May 16 and 18). In between, the Chamber Chorus, joined by a bevy of top-notch soloists, will perform a pinnacle of the choral literature: J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (Feb. 28 and March 1), led by Robert Spano.
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Which brings us to another Atlanta signature: a deep commitment to nurturing the talents of today’s composers. “We are an orchestra that not only brilliantly plays the core repertoire, but has actually made the work of living composers a hot ticket,” says Mirageas. In addition to the Gandolfi world premiere, new works will include Mathias Pintscher’s towards Osiris, conducted by the composer (Nov. 8-10); jazz great Marcus Roberts with the world premiere of his own Piano Concerto, teamed with a piece by the Orchestra’s bassist Michael Kurth and Christopher Theofanidis’s Rainbow Body, both conducted by Robert Spano (April 4-5); and Piano Concerto No. 3 by the much-heralded Scottish composer James MacMillan, with the brilliant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the keyboard (May 30, June 1-2). As he looks ahead to the new season, Evans Mirageas returns to the idea that the secret of the Orchestra’s success starts with inclusive, collaborative decisionmaking: “We do our work behind the scenes so that our players, audience, press, industry, all look to us and say, ‘I need to be in that theater.’ ” 46 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/aso.org
Romanstein’s vision extends beyond the concert hall, to what the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra means to the city that has embraced it since 1945: “As our world becomes more virtual, and we spend more time interacting with screens, we have a growing thirst for the real, for the connective, for the human. There is nothing more connective or more human than having a live-music experience,” he declares. “Every once in a while an audience member leaves the hall angry. Does that bother me? No! It means the music caused the person to feel something. There’s nothing worse than having an audience member leave a hall feeling nothing. I hope when people come to us they leave feeling something.” Madeline Rogers, a freelance writer and editor, is the former Director of Publications at the New York Philharmonic.
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The Orchestra’s International Man of (Musical) Mystery on 'Bond & Beyond' By Bret Love
hen Marvin Hamlisch canceled his March 16 and 17 SuperPOPS! concerts due to illness, the Orchestra called in the perfect agent for the mission of filling the void: Michael Krajewski. The Principal Pops Conductor had the perfect secret weapon up his sleeve — an evening of spy-themed music — so we rang him up for a covert chat. What is it about the music of the James Bond films that you love? The James Bond phenomenon is iconic. It’s been around for 50 years now, and we’re all familiar with the movies, the characters, and the music. It’s an extra treat to hear the music played live by a symphony. Who is your favorite 007?
What will (vocalist) Debbie Gravitte bring to the program? She’s a Broadway veteran, and I’ve worked with her quite a bit over the years. When I was conceiving this program, I immediately thought of her because she has a real fancy way on the stage and a big voice. She’s not trying to imitate Shirley Bassey, but certainly these songs have that brash kind of delivery. You’re known for a playful sense of humor. Might we see you as the next James Bond onstage?
What are your favorite Bond songs?
(Laughs) That isn’t going to happen! But there are moments of levity here and there, including a James Bond quiz that I administer from the stage. We have fun with that, and there will be a few other fun surprises as well.
We’ll be starting the concert with the “James Bond Theme,” which is the one that sticks with you the most. But I think the most famous title song is “Goldfinger,” and I like “Live and Let Die.”
Atlanta-based freelancer Bret Love is the Music Editor of Georgia Music Magazine, National Managing Editor for INsite Magazine, and founder of Green Global Travel, a website devoted to ecotourism and global culture.
Sean Connery is my favorite because I was around when those movies came out. None of the subsequent ones have ever matched him.
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an educator’s heart By Ahmad Mayes
reat things happen when student musicians have the opportunity to work with the world’s top artists. This season the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra has engaged in master classes, rehearsals, and reading sessions with violinists Gil Shaham and Leila Josefowicz (and Gil Shaham in April), and conductors Mei-Ann Chen and James Gaffigan, to name just a few. Now, Music Director Robert Spano leads Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 and narrates Copland’s Lincoln Portrait with the Youth Orchestra, Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. “Each student is having his or her own personal experience,” confides Youth Orchestra Music Director Jere Flint, “some of which they probably couldn’t articulate at this point. With different conductors, the students always end up at the same point, realizing the discipline it takes to play and contribute in making a great orchestra. Most will gain even more insight [in the Sibelius] as they explore some different interpretations from Robert.” Concertmaster Micah Wallen is already sold. “Robert Spano’s level of musicianship and the intricacies that he notices in the music, even in rehearsal, inspire me to reach that level myself. I think our audience will see us playing things better than they thought we were capable of.” Spano has worked with the Youth Orchestra before, but “this is the first time that he will be conducting our musicians exclusively in a major symphonic work,” notes Flint. “Robert has led a couple of reading rehearsals in the past years, and three ‘side-by-sides’ with the Orchestra — the 9/11 memorial concert, the 60- and 3050 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/aso.org
year anniversary celebration concert of the Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, and the grand opening of Verizon [Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta]. Spano is a born mentor, at home in learning environments around the country, from Brooklyn and Tanglewood to Aspen and Ojai, and continues to thrive at Emory University, where he will wind up a threeyear residency this year.
“Robert is a genius in working with young students,” says Flint. “His great personality and charisma permeates the rehearsals, and he is nothing short of being very encouraging with each small progress. He demands excellence, and the students always rise to the occasion.” The Youth Orchestra has risen to international prominence under the guidance of Jere Flint, recording with Atlanta rockers Collective Soul, performing a home and away concert series with its Berlin counterpart, and sending graduates to leading schools of music. “We have always strived to the greatest performance level possible, and the standard of performance and commitment for Robert will be no different,” Flint emphasizes. “What distinguishes the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is the power and excitement that comes from the stage as these student artists play from the heart.” Ahmad Mayes is Community Programs Coordinator at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a Youth Orchestra alumnus.
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1 NOTEWORTHY. Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, who led Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony in late January, extended his Orchestra contract for two years. 2 TREY TIME. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio launched his first-ever orchestral tour with a Feb. 9 date with the Orchestra in front of a sold-out Atlanta Symphony Hall. 3 BANDING TOGETHER. Artists from all genres gathered for “Georgia Music Day,” Jan. 24. From left to right: Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train); State Sen. Jeff Mullis; John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band; Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano; Sugarland’s Brandon Bush; singer Anthony David; Mac Powell of Third Day; Georgia Music Partners co-president Simon Horrocks; and vocalist-guitarist Corey Smith.
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