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May 12/13/14 Beethoven: Violin Concerto Augustin Hadelich, violin May 15 Family Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead May 19/21/22 Mendelssohn: Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Robert Spano, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

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contents May 2011

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Ethan Hill

Nick Arroyo

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features

the music

18 The Making of a DYNASTY

23 The concert’s program and notes

James Oliverio wrote DYNASTY: Double Timpani Concerto for Mark and Paul Yancich, who perform the world premiere at Symphony Hall.

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Broadway Legend Patti LuPone Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda… and Does in a One-Woman SuperPOPS! show May 27-28.

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departments 10 President’s Letter 12 Orchestra Leadership 14 Robert Spano 16 Musicians 33 Contributors 50 Calendar 52 Administration 54 General Info 56 Ticket Info 58 Gallery ASO


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Welcome to May! I assumed responsibilities as president of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in May 2010, so this is something of an anniversary letter. Let me say, at the outset, how happy I am to be here. My family and I have been made to feel welcomed and loved and celebrated, and for that I am profoundly grateful. From my first days in Atlanta — a place I have grown to love quickly — I challenged my colleagues to focus less on talking about what we do and to think more about the difference we make by doing those things. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting, well-balanced, 24-concert series each classical season. We invite world-renowned guest artists — Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Wynton Marsalis, Roberto Abbado, Jennifer Higdon, Dawn Upshaw and their peers — to share the stage with our own world-class, 27 Grammy Award-winning Orchestra. What difference does it make to the people of this community that we present memorable live performances of great art by great artists? Our Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, is the envy of choral music loving audiences across America and around the globe. Their artistry, which we will hear in two concert series this month alone, inspires us and transports us. What difference does it make to this community that we are home, to such a superb Chorus? Through nationally respected initiatives like our Talent Development Program and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, we nurture the talents of young musicians. We position them to reach beyond themselves, to hone their abilities and realize their dreams. Does that make a difference? I’ve asked my colleagues to think about and to talk with me about the difference we make by the things we do, and now I’d like to ask you to do the same: What difference does the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra make in your life? How do you see our impact in this community? I hope you’ll let me hear from you: stanley.romanstein@woodruffcenter.org. Thank you so much for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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leadership Atlanta Symphony Orchestra League 2010-2011 Board of Directors Officers Ben F. Johnson, III Chair Vice Chairs Clayton F. Jackson Finance Chair/ Treasurer

Meghan H. Magruder Jeff Mango Belinda Massafra * ASA President Penny McPhee

Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. * Chilton Davis Varner Joni Winston Secretary

Directors Jim R. Abrahamson Pinney L. Allen Joseph R. Bankoff * Jason A. Bernstein Paul Blackney Janine Brown Donald P. Carson Ann W. Cramer Cari K. Dawson Richard A. Dorfman David Edmiston Gary P. Fayard Dr. Robert Franklin Paul Garcia Carol Green Gellerstedt Jim Henry

Tad Hutcheson Mrs. Roya Irvani Clayton F. Jackson D. Kirk Jamieson Ben F. Johnson, III Steve Koonin Carrie Kurlander Mike Lang Donna Lee Lucy Lee Karole F. Lloyd Meghan H. Magruder Jeff Mango Belinda Massafra * Darrell J. Mays Penny McPhee

Galen Oelkers Victoria Palefsky Leslie Z. Petter Suzanne Tucker Plybon Patricia Reid Martin Richenhagen John D. Rogers Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.* Dennis Sadlowski Ms. Lynn Schinazi William Schultz Tom Sherwood John Sibley Hamilton Smith Lucinda B. Smith

Thurmond Smithgall Gail R. Starr Mary Rose Taylor Joseph M. Thompson Liz Troy Chilton Davis Varner S. Patrick Viguerie Rick Walker Thomas Wardell Mark Wasserman John B. White, Jr. Richard S. (Dick) White, Jr. Joni Winston Patrice Wright-Lewis Camille Yow

Board of counselors Mrs. John Aderhold Robert M. Balentine Elinor Breman Dr. John W. Cooledge John Donnell Jere Drummond Carla Fackler Arnoldo Fiedotin

Ruth Gershon 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 Bertil D. Nordin Joyce Schwob

Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. W. Rhett Tanner G. Kimbrough Taylor Michael W. Trapp Edus Warren Adair R. White Neil Williams

Azira G. Hill Dr. James M. Hund

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Life Directors Howell E. Adams, Jr. Bradley Currey, Jr.

Mrs. Drew Fuller Mary D. Gellerstedt

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Robert M Spano music Director

usic Director Robert Spano, beginning his 10th 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.

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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.

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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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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 O’Donnell Ronda Respess Sanford Salzinger Frank Walton VIOLA

Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair*

Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair *

Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal

Wesley Collins Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li

SECOND VIOLIN

David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair*

Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair*

Jay Christy Assistant Principal

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Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Ardath Weck

BASS

Ralph Jones

CELLO

Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair  *

Christopher Rex

Gloria Jones

Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair*

Daniel Laufer Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair

Associate Principal

Jane Little Assistant Principal Emeritus

Assistant Principal

Michael Kenady Michael Kurth Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson

Dona Vellek

FLUTE

Karen Freer

Assistant Principal Emeritus

Joel Dallow Jere Flint Jennifer Humphreys Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner

Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair*

Robert Cronin Associate Principal

Paul Brittan The Georgia Power Foundation Chair

Carl David Hall


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

E-FLAT CLARINET

TRUMPET

PERCUSSION

Carl David Hall

Ted Gurch

Thomas Hooten

Thomas Sherwood

OBOE

BASS CLARINET

Elizabeth Koch

Alcides Rodriguez

Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair*

Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair*

Karin Bliznik

William Wilder

BASSOON

Associate Principal

Assistant Principal William A. Schwartz Chair*

 rincipal P The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair *

Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal Ann Lillya † Patrick McFarland

Carl Nitchie Principal The Walter L. “Buz” Carr, III Chair

Elizabeth Burkhardt Associate Principal

Laura Najarian

Michael Myers Joseph Walthall TROMBONE

Colin Williams Principal The Wachovia Chair

Stephen Wilson

ENGLISH HORN

The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Chair

Patrick McFarland

Juan de Gomar

Associate Principal The Patsy and Jere Drummond Chair

CLARINET

CONTRABASSOON

George Curran Edmon Nicholson

Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair*

Juan de Gomar

Ted Gurch

HORN

BASS TROMBONE

Associate Principal

Brice Andrus

George Curran

William Rappaport

Principal The Sandra and John Glover Chair

TUBA

The Alcatel-Lucent Chair

Alcides Rodriguez

Susan Welty Associate Principal

Thomas Witte Richard Deane

Michael Moore Principal The Georgia-Pacific Chair

The UPS Community Service Chair

TIMPANI

Bruce Kenney

Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair*

Mark Yancich

William Wilder Assistant Principal

Charles Settle HARP

Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair

KEYBOARD The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair*

Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY

Rebecca Beavers Principal

Steven Sherrill Assistant Principal Librarian

John Wildermuth Assistant Librarian *C  hair named in perpetuity †Regularly engaged musician Players in string sections are listed alphabetically.

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The Making of a Dynasty “I am the luckiest guy in the world,” says Mark Yancich, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal timpanist since 1981. “I found a voice and followed it.” A fourth-generation musician, he grew up in a musical household brimming with instruments and a world of sound. He took french horn lessons and tried out classical guitar before discovering in high school that “playing timpani sent a shiver up and down my spine.”

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James Oliverio (above, left) wrote DYNASTY: Double Timpani Concerto for Mark and Paul Yancich (above, right) who perform the world premiere at Symphony Hall, June 2/4

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A few years earlier, older brother Paul Yancich, principal timpanist of the Cleveland Orchestra, had had his own percussion epiphany. Their father taught french horn at the Eastman School of Music. “I saw someone at Eastman with a pair of drumsticks in his back pocket. And that was it,” remembers Paul, who got a practice pad and percussion lessons for his ninth birthday. “Then in high school the band director said ‘Can you tune these two notes?’ I could. Then he said, ‘So you’re going to play timpani.’”

“I’ve known James forever,” says Paul Yancich of the prolific composer who got a start composing a timpani piece for Paul’s senior recital at the Cleveland Institute. Oliverio’s works include the virtuosic Timpani Concerto No. 1 (The Olympian), which Paul premiered in 1990 with the Cleveland Orchestra. Mark later performed with the ASO and in the opening work for Atlanta’s Cultural Olympiad in 1996.

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Timpani soloists have a slim repertory. And for two timpanists, the list is not much beyond a piece by Philip Glass. “James, Mark and I had been talking about doing something together,” Paul says. The talking continued for a few years, with ideas for a double concerto emerging and winning a nod from Maestro Spano. Oliverio actually started to sketch and shape the work, which is in five movements, two summers ago, at the Yancich family summer home in Lake Placid, N.Y. And he has — studying, as did Mark later, with the revered Cloyd Duff at the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a member of the Atlanta Symphony from 1976 to 1981 and, since then, the Cleveland Orchestra.

“In my book, these two guys are the best timpanists in the world,” Oliverio says. “And the notion that they come from a musical family that dates way back was one of the paths to Dynasty. I wanted to honor that.”

As far as anyone knows, Mark and Paul Yancich own the universal title and territory of timpanist-brothers who are members of major orchestras. At least it is a pretty nifty rarity. But for them — and for the Atlanta audience — there is more rarified distinction to come next month when the two world-premiere DYNASTY: Double Timpani Concerto composed for them and the Orchestra by James Oliverio. Music Director Robert Spano will conduct the June 2 and 4 concerts at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

How to execute the piece? “My quest was for melodic and harmonic timpani writing,” Oliverio says. “And that has become the hallmark of this piece — melodic and harmonic structure that grows organically. It was a challenge to feature two soloists, to allow both to shine equally. And, as with any composition, ideally I want to search out through sound vibration and take the listener to a different mental or psychological space where they want to stay or revisit.”

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program Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor

Delta Classical Series Concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12, 13 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Kazushi Ono, Conductor Augustin Hadelich, Violin ˇák (1841-1904) Antonín Dvor Carnival Overture, Opus 92 (1891) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 61 (1806) I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Larghetto

III. Rondo. Allegro Augustin Hadelich, Violin INTERMISSION Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from Daphnis et Chloé (1912) Suite No. 1 I. Nocturne

II. Interlude III. Danse guerrière Suite No. 2

I. Lever du jour II. Pantomime III. Danse générale

“Inside the Music” preview of the concert, Thursday at 7 p.m., presented by Ken Meltzer, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Insider and Program Annotator. The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited.

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Major funding for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. 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: Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB 750 AM. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc.

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program Notes on the Program By Ken Meltzer Carnival Overture, Opus 92 (1891) ˇák was born in Mühlhausen, Bohemia (now Nelahozeves, the Antonín Dvor Czech Republic), on September 8, 1841, and died in Prague on May 1, 1904. The first performance of the Carnival Overture took place in Prague on April 28, 1892, with the composer conducting the National Theater of Prague Orchestra. The Carnival Overture is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, harp and strings. Approximate performance time is ten minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: December 7, 1950, Henry Sopkin, Conductor Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: October 30, 31 and November 1, 1997, Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor.

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he Carnival Overture is the second of three Overtures that Antonín Dvorˇák wrote between 1891 and 1892. Dvorˇák envisioned this trilogy of relatively brief works as an orchestral cycle he titled “Nature, Life, and Love.” Later, Dvorˇák renamed the three Overtures, In Nature’s Realm, Carnival, and Othello, Opus Nos. 91-3. Dvorˇák worked on the Carnival Overture while staying at his summer home at Vysoká, sketching the piece between July 29 and August 14, 1891, and completing the score on September 12. On April 28, 1892, Dvorˇák led the National Theater of Prague Orchestra in the world premieres of the three Overtures. That September, Dvorˇák and his family traveled to New York City, where the composer assumed the directorship of the newly formed National Conservatory of Music of America. On October 21, Dvorˇák conducted the American premiere of the trilogy at a concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Dvorˇák narrates the story of his Carnival Overture in a sonata-form work, adding a slow interlude between the exposition and development sections. The Carnival Overture opens with a boisterous episode (Allegro), featuring a wealth of attractive and vibrant melodies. The protagonist of In Nature’s Realm has departed the seclusion of Nature and now finds himself in the midst of a festive carnival. At first, the hero enjoys being part of the bustling activity. But after a while, he becomes more reflective, trying to divine the source of this energy and happiness. A brief horn call inaugurates a contrasting, pastoral episode (Andantino con moto), where quotations of In Nature’s Realm provide the answer to his question. The flurry of activity resumes, at first confusing to the hero, but finally proving a source of great satisfaction and joy. This final conflict and resolution are portrayed in the development (Tempo I. Allegro) and recapitulation sections, leading to the Carnival Overture’s brilliant close (Poco più mosso). Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 61 (1806) Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized in Bonn, Germany, on December 17, 1770, and died in Vienna, Austria, on March 26, 1827. The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place in Vienna on December 23, 1806, with Franz Clement as soloist. In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto is scored for flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. Approximate performance time is forty-four minutes. First ASO Subscription Performance: October 31, 1948, Robert Harrison, Violin, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most recent ASO Subscription Performances: November 15, 16 and 18, 2007, Leila Josefowicz, Violin, Kwamé Ryan, Conductor.

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eethoven composed his only Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in 1806, a year of extraordinary productivity. In addition to the Violin Concerto, 1806 featured the creation of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, the three Razumovsky String Quartets, the Leonore Overture No. 3, and his Fourth Symphony.

Today, the Beethoven Violin Concerto — along with those by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky — represent the pinnacle of 19th-century compositions for solo violin and orchestra. And yet, like many works now celebrated as masterpieces, the Beethoven Violin Concerto received a decidedly mixed reception at its premiere. The writer for the Zeitung für Theater, Musik und Poesie observed after the first performance: A division of opinion exists about Beethoven’s Concerto; some acknowledge much beauty in it, others feel that its continuity seems frequently to be torn apart and that needless repetition of a few commonplace passages proves fatiguing. It is said that Beethoven could employ his admittedly great talents better to give us works like his first symphonies in C and D, as well as several others of his earlier compositions, that place him in the rank of foremost composers. One fears that if Beethoven will pursue his present path, he and the public will come to no good end. It is always tempting when reading such reviews to assume that the contemporary critics were incapable of recognizing obvious genius. But perhaps, an examination of the circumstances surrounding the premiere of the Beethoven Violin Concerto offers some perspective.

The Premiere of the Beethoven Violin Concerto Certainly the soloist for that first performance was among the finest available. The Austrian violinist, Franz Clement (1780-1842), himself a composer, was an acclaimed virtuoso and leader and director of the orchestra of the Theater-an-der-Wien. Clement was particularly renowned for the grace and lyricism of his playing, as well as his impeccable intonation. Still, there are indications that the first performance of the Violin Concerto left much to be desired. Beethoven composed the work at breakneck speed, in order for the Concerto to

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program be presented as part of a December 23, 1806, benefit concert for Clement. While the tale that Clement sight-read the score at the Concerto’s premiere is, in all likelihood, apocryphal, there is no doubt that Beethoven penned revisions almost until the day of the performance. Certainly those circumstances had to contribute an atmosphere of uncertainty to the premiere. The structure of the concert itself also put such a profound and organic work as the Beethoven Violin Concerto at an extreme disadvantage. After the opening movement, Clement interrupted the performance of the Concerto to offer one of his own sonatas, played on one string, with the violin held upside down! The final two movements of the Beethoven followed. The critic from the Zeitung für Theater quoted above reported: “The educated part of the audience marveled how Clement could have lowered himself to indulge in the sorts of tricks and stunts that might amuse the plebs, since he is capable of expressing beauty and nobility in music. We do not disagree with this opinion.” Of course, the fortunes of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto improved considerably, although not in the composer’s lifetime. In fact, it appears the work did not receive its proper due until a London concert on May 27, 1844, led by Felix Mendelssohn, in which Joseph Joachim (a month shy of his 13th birthday) stunned the audience with his rendition of the Concerto. Joachim and his successors have been paying homage to this extraordinary work ever since.

Musical Analysis I. Allegro ma non troppo — Despite the genial mood of the Concerto’s first movement, it is in many ways as revolutionary as its counterpart in Beethoven’s 1803 Third (“Eroica”) Symphony. It is as long as the entirety of many violin concertos of the time. There is also an extraordinary sense of interplay between the soloist and orchestra. The opening movement is based upon three principal themes. The first is introduced in dramatic fashion: after four ominous timpani beats, the oboes sing the dolce melody. The oboes, clarinets and bassoons offer the ascending second theme in the major key, to which the strings respond with a minor-key version. A related ascending theme, played by the violins and woodwinds, serves to close the orchestral exposition. After a cadenza-like passage for the soloist, the principal themes are reprised, often in the form of a dialogue between violin and orchestra. The development section takes on a decidedly melancholy air, but the soloist ushers in the joyous recapitulation. The brief coda is also sheer magic. After a cadenza, the soloist softly intones the ascending second theme. The bassoon, with obbligato by the soloist, sings the closing motif. Finally, the soloist takes over with a grand flourish to bring the movement to a thrilling close. II. Larghetto — The lyrical second movement is a theme and set of variations. The muted violins softly introduce the principal melody, soon embellished by the soloist. Again, the keen sense of rapport between solo violin and orchestra gives this movement special depth and poignancy. The generally serene mood is interrupted by the strings’ curt statement of a portion of the main theme. A brief flourish by the soloist leads without pause to the finale. III. Rondo. Allegro — The concluding Rondo is one of Beethoven’s most joyous creations, overflowing with spirit and humor. The soloist introduces the tripping main theme on the deep Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27


G-string, before ascending two octaves to offer a delicate and highly playful repetition. Once again, the violinist and orchestra frequently exchange roles of principal and accompanist. After a cadenza, the soloist reprises the main theme, and launches into one of the most virtuoso passages in the entire Concerto. The sense of play continues when an orchestral diminuendo is punctuated by the soloist’s mischievous repetition of the main theme. The orchestra has no choice but to join the violinist in the fun with two resounding fortissimo chords.

Suites 1 and 2 from Daphnis et Chloé (1912) Maurice Ravel was born in Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées, France, on March 7, 1875, and died in Paris, France, on December 28, 1937. The first performance of Daphnis et Chloé took place at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on June 8, 1912, with Pierre Monteux conducting the Ballets Russes. Daphnis et Chloé is scored for two piccolos, three flutes, alto flute, two oboes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, two clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, crotales, tam-tam, wind machine, orchestral bells, snare drum, military drum, tambourine, triangle, castanets, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, two harps, celeste and strings. Approximate performance time of Suites 1 and 2 is thirty minutes. These are the first ASO Classical Subscription Performances of Suite No. 1. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances of Suite No. 2: March 5, 1963, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 18, 19 and 20, 2001, Roberto Abbado, Conductor. ASO Recording (Complete Ballet)—Telarc CD: 80352, Yoel Levi, Conductor.

Ravel, Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

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n the summer of 1909, Sergey Diaghilev’s spectacular Ballets Russes burst upon the Paris artistic scene. Diaghilev’s brilliant and controversial productions inspired audience and critical reaction that ranged from adulation to violent rebellion. During his early years in Paris, Diaghilev made the acquaintance of several young composers with whom he would collaborate on some of his company’s greatest triumphs. For example, a meeting with Igor Stravinsky led to such works as The Firebird (1910), Pétrouchka (1911) and the infamous The Rite of Spring (1913).

Around that same time, Diaghilev met French composer Maurice Ravel. It was not long before Diaghilev, greatly impressed by Ravel’s talent and affinity for the theater, commissioned a ballet based upon the story of Daphnis and Chloe, a pastoral romance attributed to the fourth century Greek writer, Longus. Choreographer Michel Fokine adapted the story for Ravel’s composition. Ravel began work on Daphnis in 1910 and finished the piano score that year. However, the composer, dissatisfied with the finale, continued to make revisions. Ravel finally completed the fully-orchestrated score on April 5, 1912, just two months before the work’s premiere.

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program The preparations and rehearsals for the Daphnis premiere were fraught with tension. Ravel conceived of his score as “a large fresco painting, less in keeping with antiquity than with the Greece of my dreams, which was more closely related to a Greece such as French artists had portrayed at the end of the eighteenth century.” Choreographer Michel Fokine and Léon Bakst (who designed the staging and costumes) shared a more revolutionary view that contemplated modern dance movements and garish color schemes. There were also arguments between Fokine and the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, who danced the role of Daphnis in the premiere. To further complicate matters, the members of the corps de ballet had difficulty with the rhythms of some of Ravel’s dances, particularly the 5/4 setting of the Danse générale in the ballet’s Third Part. The dancers finally solved that problem by constantly repeating the name of their director, which conveniently divided into five syllables — SER/GEY/DIA/GHI/LEV. The first performance of Daphnis et Chloé took place in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet on June 8, 1912. Despite the incredible assemblage of talent (including Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina in the title roles, conductor Pierre Monteux, choreographer Fokine and designer Bakst), the lack both of sufficient rehearsal time and unanimity of artistic vision produced a rather lackluster premiere. In truth, full productions of Daphnis on the ballet stage have been rare. The work requires the talents of a virtuoso orchestra and (wordless) chorus that most ballet companies are hard-pressed to assemble. On the other hand, the score Ravel termed “a choreographic symphony in three movements” has enjoyed tremendous success in the concert hall. The Orchestral Suites Ravel fashioned from the complete work are staples of the concert repertoire — particularly the Second Suite, containing the majestic Sunrise and thrilling Danse générale from the ballet’s Third Part. The shepherd Daphnis is in love with Chloe. At the conclusion of the ballet’s First Part, pirates kidnap Chloe. The score for Daphnis et Chloé includes a synopsis of the ballet’s plot. Below is the portion that coincides with the Suites 1 and 2: Suite 1 Nocturne. An unnatural light suffuses the landscape. A little glow shines suddenly from the head of one of the statues. The Nymph comes to life and descends from her pedestal. The second Nymph. The third Nymph. They consult together and begin a slow and mysterious dance. They notice Daphnis. They bend down and dry his tears. They revive him and lead him toward the large rock. They invoke the god Pan. Gradually the form of the god is outlined. Daphnis prostrates himself in supplication. The stage goes dark. 2nd Part. Interlude. Voices are heard from offstage, at first very distant. Distant trumpet calls. The voices come nearer. A dull glimmer. We are in the pirate camp. Very rugged seacoast. In the background, the sea. To Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


the right and left, a view of large crags. A trireme is seen near the shore. Cypresses here and there. Pirates are seen running to and fro carrying plunder. Danse guerrière (War Dance). More and more torches are brought, which finally illuminate the scene violently. Bryaxis commands that the captives be brought. Chloe, her hands tied, is led in by two pirates. Bryaxis orders her to dance. Suddenly, Pan appears, and rescues Chloe. Suite 2 3rd Part. The scene seems to dissolve. It is replaced by the landscape of the 1st Part at the end of the night. No sound but the murmur of rivulets produced by the dew that trickles from the rocks. Daphnis is still stretched out before the grotto of the Nymphs. Gradually, the day breaks. Lever du jour (Sunrise). The songs of birds are heard. Far off, a shepherd passes with his flock. Another shepherd crosses in the background. A group of herdsmen enters looking for Daphnis and Chloe. They discover Daphnis and wake him. Anxiously he looks around for Chloe. She appears at last, surrounded by shepherdesses. They throw themselves into each other’s arms. Daphnis notices Chloe’s wreath. His dream was a prophetic vision. The intervention of Pan is manifest. The old shepherd Lammon explains that, if Pan has saved Chloe, it is in memory of the nymph Syrinx, whom the god once loved. Daphnis and Chloe mime the tale of Pan and Syrinx. Pantomime. Chloe plays the young nymph wandering in the meadow. Daphnis as Pan appears and declares his love. The nymph rebuffs him. The god becomes more insistent. She disappears into the reeds. In despair, he picks several stalks to form a flute and plays a melancholy air. Chloe reappears and interprets in her dance the accents of the flute. The dance becomes more animated and, in a mad whirling, Chloe falls into Daphnis’s arms. Before the altar of the Nymphs, he pledges his love, offering two sheep. A group of girls enters dressed as bacchantes, shaking tambourines. Daphnis and Chloe embrace tenderly. A group of youths rushes onstage. Joyful commotion. Danse générale. (General Dance).

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program kazushi ono, Conductor

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escribed as “one of the most fascinating musical minds of our era” and “a phenomenon” (Le Figaro), Kazushi Ono has held the position of principal conductor of the Opéra de Lyon since the start of the 200809 season. His first season included new, award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of Prokofiev’s The Gambler and Berg’s Lulu. Productions for the 09-10 season included Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and the world premiere of Emilie by Saariaho.

Kazushi Ono

Kazushi Ono’s career has included a number of high-profile positions, most notably principal conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (1992-2001) and general music director of the Badisches Staatstheater (1996-2002). In 2002, Mr. Ono succeeded Antonio Pappano as music director of La Monnaie, Brussels, where his debut production of Strauss’ Elektra was described by the Suddeutsche Zeitung as “the miracle of Brussels.” He enjoyed six highly successful seasons at La Monnaie before moving to the Opéra de Lyon in September 2008. He is also conductor laureate of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Ono has been guest conductor with such leading international orchestras as the Boston Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, City of Birmingham Symphony, London and Oslo philharmonics and Academia Santa Cecilia. In collaboration with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Vienna Radio Symphony and Danish and Finnish Radio, he has conducted German radio orchestras in Hamburg, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Cologne, as well as the BBC Symphony and BBC National Orchestra of Wales — with whom he made his BBC Proms debut in 2006. Mr. Ono has conducted almost all the Wagner operas, most notably the complete Ring cycle at the Karlsruhe Opera during his tenure there from 1996-2002, as well as operatic world premieres of Luca Francesconi’s Ballata, Toshio Hosokawa’s Hanjo and Philippe Boesmans’ Julie. Guest opera appearances include Elektra at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Verdi’s Macbeth at La Scala, Hänsel and Gretel at Glyndebourne and a new production of Szymanowski’s King Roger at the Opéra de Paris. Mr. Ono has a strong affection for the theater and works not only with such established opera directors as Luc Bondy, Peter Stein, Laurent Pelly and David McVicar but also visual artist Jan Fabre, choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmerker and film director Francois Girard. His varied catalog of CD recordings demonstrates his wide repertoire, ranging from Chin (Deutsche Grammophon), Gubaidulina, Britten, Turnage and Rihm, to Shostakovich, Mahler, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Other recordings include a 2009 Decca DVD of the acclaimed production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel filmed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Glyndebourne, as well as releases from the Opus Arte label featuring productions of Aida and The Rake’s Progress, both with La Monnaie, Brussels.

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augustin hadelich, Violin

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ith his poetic style and dazzling technique, Augustin Hadelich has established himself as a rising star among the new generation of violinists. Winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and gold medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, his versatility across the spectrum of the violin repertory is astounding. At the international competition, he also received special awards for best performance of a Romantic concerto, Augustin Hadelich classical concerto, Beethoven sonata, violin sonata other than Beethoven, a Bach work, a commissioned work, an encore piece and a Paganini caprice. In August 2009, Mr. Hadelich made a sensational debut with the Cleveland Orchestra playing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. He has made other recent debuts with the Colorado, Houston, Pacific and Tokyo symphonies and the Los Angeles and Rochester philharmonics as well as recitals at Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles), the La Jolla Music Society and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hadelich made his Carnegie Hall orchestral debut in January 2008, performing the Brahms Double Concerto under Miguel Harth-Bedoya with cellist Alban Gerhardt and the Fort Worth Symphony; he returned to Stern Auditorium in March 2008 for his captivating, highly acclaimed recital debut. In his third appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2008, he performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo on Christmas Eve. Other orchestral engagements include the symphonies of Alabama, Charlotte, Columbus (Ohio), Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, New Orleans, Santa Barbara, Syracuse and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis. Outside the United States, Mr. Hadelich has performed with the Capetown Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken-Kaiserslautern, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Museumsorchester Frankfurt, Nuremberg Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, and the chamber orchestras of Bavaria, Berlin, Budapest, Cologne, Hamburg, Kiel, Lucerne and Toulouse. He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Günther Herbig, Justin Brown, Yakov Kreizberg, Hannu Lintu, Christof Perick, Christoph Poppen, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern and Mario Venzago. Mr. Hadelich has recorded two highly acclaimed CDs for Naxos: Haydn’s complete violin concerti with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, and Telemann’s complete Fantasies for Solo Violin. A CD of masterworks for solo violin (including the Bartók solo sonata) was released by AVIE in October 2009. Born in Italy in 1984 to German parents, Mr. Hadelich holds a diploma (summa cum laude) from the Istituto Mascagni in Livorno, Italy, as well as a graduate diploma and Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. As first-prize winner of the Indianapolis Competition, Augustin plays on the 1683 ex-Gingold Stradivari violin.

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“James knows what to do idiomatically with the kettles,” Mark says of the composer’s technique. “I think the audience will be able to hear some really good music that happens to be for timpanists. They should sit back and enjoy the sound of what a timpani can do. And have fun watching us — up front for a change.” Timpani — also called kettledrums, after their appearance — have been part of the orchestral family since the Baroque era. While timpani are among the few percussion instruments that have definite pitch, each kettle has a limited range of less than an octave. Scores call for various numbers of drums, usually in pairs with complementary tunings, up to about five for one player. Foot pedals allow the player to change pitches. “And then there are stick choices for articulation or mellowness [or other sound qualities],” Mark explains, “often not indicated by the composer [Oliverio excepted, of course]. So it becomes the artistic choice of the player or conductor. Some schools of thought say just a few pair are enough; some have a palette of dozens of pairs. Paul and I are in the middle. Usually we use about eight pairs of sticks, ranging from the hardest to softest.” Still, Paul points out physical limitations: “With a violin you have a huge range at your fingergtips, while we change the notes with our feet. A pianist uses 10fingers, while we play with two sticks. Our instruments are slow mechanically and big to get around.” Oliverio had these constraints and others to factor in. He says, “Each player can only play so many notes without changing the 42 EncoreAtlanta.COM

“I want to…take the listener to a different mental or psychological space…” — James Oliverio foot pedal. The two soloists have to share certain notes of a melody.” Composer and soloists have had a few in-progress sessions to rehearse together and exchange ideas. “Paul will be driving his instruments to Atlanta for the premiere,” says Mark, who will return the favor when the brothers perform DYNASTY with the Cleveland Orchestra in September at the Blossom Music Festival. The score calls for each player to use five drums. “Mr. Spano heard us read through initial sketches and gave us some input. And James has incorporated some things that Paul and I asked for.” One being the use of two harps. “He had the solo timpani with harp in his first concerto, and we thought it was really neat. Writing for two timpanists is extremely challenging territory. It’s tricky. It passes back and forth. James has ingeniously combined two players’ parts to sound as one.” “I think once the piece starts, until the last note, people will think, ‘Wow,’” says Paul.“We happen to be musicians who play timpani. We are hoping this opens up a new appreciation for what timpanists do in general.” Mark adds, “And playing with my brother — it doesn’t get any better than this!” Margaret Shakespeare writes often about music and musicians. She lives in New York and the farmlands of Long Island.


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A Broadway veteran with nearly 40 years of experience; two Tony Awards (for 1979’s Evita and 2008’s Gypsy revival); and numerous Tony, Laurence Olivier and Drama Desk award nominations under her belt, LuPone remains one of musical theater’s most celebrated talents. And though she may venture into TV (“LBJ: The Early Years,” “Oz,” “30 Rock”) and film (City By The Sea, State and Main, Driving Miss Daisy) from time to time, her solo show Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda proves that the Long Island native remains most at home on the stage.

Misérables and Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (for which she earned another Tony nod). LuPone’s latest solo show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, offers Broadway’s greatest diva since Ethel Merman a chance to perform songs from musicals in which she could’ve played, would’ve played, did play or will play, including beloved favorites from Evita and Gypsy. The set list is filled with songs from classic musicals such as Hair; Bye, Bye Birdie; Funny Girl; West Side Story; and Peter Pan, all of them born anew thanks to LuPone’s depth of emotion, dramatic gestures and signature knack for the dynamic knockout punch. While the Great White Way may be floundering, searching for new ways to “turn off the dark,” Patti LuPone reveals herself to be in peak form as Broadway’s reigning Grande Dame. And if Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda is any indication, she has no intention of relinquishing that crown anytime soon. Atlanta-based freelancer Bret Love has been covering arts, entertainment, restaurants and travel for 17 years and recently launched his own website, GreenGlobalTravel.com.


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prior to the concert, tickets will be held at the box office. Woodruff Arts Center Box Office Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., noon– 8 p.m. The box office is open through intermission on concert dates. No service charge if tickets are purchased in person. Please note: All single-ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. All artists and programs subject to change. GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more save up to 15 percent on most ASO concerts, subject to ticket availability. Call 404.733.4848. GIFT CERTIFICATES Available in any amount for any series, through the box office. Call 404.733.5000.


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“Thrilling performances of the world’s greatest music – along with beautiful cool mountains, fine dining, golf, art, shopping and more – all await you at the 30th anniversary “Dream Season” of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival! Paradise is just a short 2 hour drive from Atlanta.”

Eroica Trio

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL July 8 - August 14

www.h-cmusicfestival.org

Laura Ardan

(828) 526-9060 • Highlands, NC

William Preucil


fanfare, fiddle, friend

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Erik Dixon

DIZZYING WORK Orchestra double bassist Michael Kurth (on right), also a composer, discussed May Cause Dizziness, his world premiere fanfare honoring Robert Spano’s 10th anniversary, with ASO Insider and Program Note Annotator Ken Meltzer prior to its performance last month.

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2 VOILÀ! Partnering with WXIA-TV and its Random Acts of Kindness program, the Orchestra welcomed Miranda Cantrell, a local student and violinist, to Atlanta Symphony Hall for an open rehearsal, a “meet-andgreet” with Robert Spano, and a lesson from Concertmaster David Coucheron.

Jeff Roffman

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Erik Dixon

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WELCOME BACK! The eminent conductor Roberto Abbado, a longtime friend of the Orchestra, returned to lead a program of Haydn and Brahms, with guest pianist Peter Serkin in Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3.


SUNDAY, MAY 22 at 7 PM Join friends of UNICEF to experience our organization’s global influence on the lives of children without leaving Atlanta. Interactive exhibits. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Wishing well. CO-CHAIRS

John Terracino Vern Yip, UNICEF Ambassador The Lenox Square Luxury Wing

3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta (mall entrance between Neiman Marcus and Lenox Square Grill)

Individual tickets start at $250. Proceeds will support UNICEF’s work in over 150 countries. Reservations (404) 881-2700 ext. 208

unicefusa.org/experience Portions of the showcase will remain viewable within the Lenox Square Luxury Wing through May 31.


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DELTA .COM/FIR STBAGFREE Benefit is limited to Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Gold, Platinum, or Reserve Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards. Reservation must include the Basic Cardmember’s SkyMiles number. Fee waiver also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Cardmember. Maximum nine waivers per reservation. New Cardmembers and Cardmembers upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card product will be eligible for the checked baggage fee waiver benefit after receiving their Card from American Express. Benefit available only on Delta and Delta Connection® carrier flight segments. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. See delta.com/firstbagfree for details.


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