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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.

44 A League of Her Own

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: Thank you so much for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. President

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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


David Arenz Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair*

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

Jay Christy Assistant Principal


Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Ardath Weck


Ralph Jones


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

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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




Carl David Hall

Ted Gurch

Thomas Hooten

Thomas Sherwood



Elizabeth Koch

Alcides Rodriguez

Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair*

Principal The Julie and Arthur Montgomery Chair*

Karin Bliznik

William Wilder


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


The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Chair

Patrick McFarland

Juan de Gomar

Associate Principal The Patsy and Jere Drummond Chair



George Curran Edmon Nicholson

Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair*

Juan de Gomar

Ted Gurch



Associate Principal

Brice Andrus

George Curran

William Rappaport

Principal The Sandra and John Glover Chair


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


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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Nick Arroyo

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.” EncoreAtlanta.COM

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SuperPOPS! Concert Series

Patti LuPone

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, 2011, at 8 p.m.

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Patti LuPone

COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA Conceived and directed by SCOTT WITTMAN Musical Arrangements by DICK GALLAGHER Tony and Olivier Award winner PATTI LuPONE in her new concert COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA, performs songs from musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes Hair, Bye, Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story and Peter Pan and, of course, from her Tony Award winning performances in Evita and Gypsy.

The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited.

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program ROBERT FISHER, Conductor


obert Fisher is an internationally distinguished artistic director, conductor and pianist as well as a leading figure in American music and musical theater. He was founding music director and conductor of the Encores! series at New York City Center from its inception in 1994 until to 2005. In 1997, Fisher received a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Special Achievement. In 2000, the Encores! series won a Tony Award. Fisher has made numerous recordings for Robert Fisher Encores!, including the Grammy Award-winning Chicago cast album. He continues as supervising music director of Chicago productions around the globe. Fisher was producer/music director of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series’ program on Cole Porter, which followed his 2008 tribute to Leonard Bernstein; the Porter program was then presented at the Ravinia Festival near Chicago. He returned to Encores! as music director of Girl Crazy and No, No Nanette, and has recently collaborated in concert with such artists as Kristin Chenoweth, Victoria Clark, the King’s Singers, Brian Stokes Mitchell and David Hyde Pierce. In 2007, Fisher was music director of the Central Park production of Hair and was music supervisor for its 2008 revival and 2009 move to Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In the past decade, Fisher has been a guest — as conductor or pianist — of virtually every major orchestra in the United States. Last year, he conducted Patti LuPone’s engagements with the Pacific and Phoenix symphonies, and this year, Idina Menzel’s with the San Francisco Symphony.

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patti Lupone


atti LuPone, author of The New York Times best-selling autobiography, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, most recently starred on Broadway in the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. LuPone swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically acclaimed Broadway Patti LuPone production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by Laurents, the show’s author.
 Recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht’s Mahagonny (the CD recording of that production recently won two Grammy Awards for Best Classical Recording and Best Opera Recording); the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s new opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle’s award-winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle award nominations – Best Actress in a Musical, Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre); the title role in Marc Blitzstein’s Regina, a musical version of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center; a critically acclaimed performance as Fosca in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, which was broadcast on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center;  and a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert Matters of the Heart. She has also performed Matters of the Heart internationally, including runs at Australia’s Sydney Festival and  London’s Donmar Warehouse Theatre. Her CD recording, based on this concert, was named one of 1999’s best recordings by both The Times of London and Time Out/New York. In addition to Matters of the Heart, LuPone performs two other solo concerts titled Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda and The Lady With The Torch. She made a triumphant solo concert debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda resulting in a sold-out encore performance, and performs the concert with major symphony orchestras around the country. The Lady With The Torch is the basis for her solo CD on Ghostlight Records. She also tours in a new concert with her Evita co-star, Mandy Patinkin — An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.  Her most recent CD is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches,  a digitally remastered recording from soundboard tapes of the nowlegendary 1980 nightclub act she performed during her Broadway run in Evita.   
Patti LuPone’s other recent New York stage appearances include performances as La Mome Pistache in the Encores! production of Cole Porter’s musical Can-can at New York’s City Center, as the Old Lady in the New York Philharmonic’s concert production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, and performances on Broadway in the hit revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, in David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Terrence


program McNally’s Tony Award-winning play Master Class and in her own concert, Patti LuPone On Broadway, for which she won an Outer Critics Circle Award.   For six consecutive summers she has appeared in the  Ravinia Festival’s Sondheim series, starring as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, as Desiree in A Little Night Music, Fosca in Passion, Cora Hoover Hooper in Anyone Can Whistle, Rose in Gypsy and was featured in the companion roles of Dot and Marie in Sunday in the Park With George.   

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American Deckard’s Kitchen and Kegs is a neighborhood American tavern with a New England twist. Specializing in simple craft cuisine, classic ingredients and an extensive, eclectic beer selection. 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, 404-9413520. M Einstein’s The place that puts a smile on your face. Dining with an emphasis on service, Einstein’s offers innovative competitively-priced cuisine in a warm, accommodating environment. Enjoy a delicious meal on their award-winning patio and sip on their infamous martinis. 1077 Juniper St., 404-876-7925, M Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty cocktails compliment the highest quality seafood, steaks and creative sandwiches. Their outside dining is perfect for relaxing and people-watching. Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770-436-0102, V


Goodfellas Pizza and Wings brings you the finest pizza in the Atlanta area. Using the freshest ingredients, Goodfellas offers everything you need for lunch and dinner — pasta, salads, calzones, subs and, of course, pizza and wings. 615 Spring St. NW, 404-347-7227, M Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch a game, to meet friends for a great meal or to enjoy drinks at one of their expansive bars. Four locations: Midtown, 942 Peachtree St. NE, 404249-9468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-350-0134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404-233-0313, M,A,P,B Joe’s Inside and out on the patio, this hotspot’s nostalgic charm sets the stage for a wholly unique tavern experience. With an accent on congenial good times, Joe’s sassy food servers keep patrons smiling, while the master mixologists behind the bar whip up drinks known for their flavor and potency. Midtown: 1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-875-6344; College park: 2144 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA, 404-844-5000, M

Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night til 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.841.2377, B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404-9617370, M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, 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, VH Taco Mac Atlanta’s favorite family friendly sports restaurant and bar since 1979. Consistently voted Atlanta’s best wings and best beer selection, Taco Mac has something for everyone. 25 metro Atlanta locations, including 933 Peachtree Street NE, blocks away from the Fox Theatre. 678-9047211. M

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, 404-846-0644, B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, B 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; B, SS, D 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 the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy. com. B

American/southern South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. 770-435-0700, M, V

Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, M

Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, D


asian fusion

Cowtippers is known as an avid supporter of the community, whimsy and down right good old-fashioned fun. Home to traditional steak house fare served with creative twists; enjoy huge desserts, 25 types of margaritas, and the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-8743751, M

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, B

Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, P

Noodle continues its proven approach to Asian cuisine with a menu that offers fresh, madeto order dishes, house-made curries, and an upscale Pan Asian array of choices at a lower price than you’d typically find in similarly themed establishment. Decatur: 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.,

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Decatur, GA 30030, 404-378-8622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-6853010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 767-5154, M

bakery Sugar Shack From breakfast paninis in the morning, signature sandwiches for lunch and dinner, and amazing cakes, pies, cheescakes, cupcakes and coffee. There is something for everyone at every hour at the Sugar Shack. Life is sweet. 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-816-6161, B

brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Engine 11 Firehouse Tavern has a great menu and always has something special that isn’t on their regular menu. They carry an extensive draft beer selection that focuses on American Craft beers. Their selection does changes seasonally as more interesting beers make their way into Georgia. 30 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-873-FIRE. M Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show 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, 404-2640253, 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, 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, IP

impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, 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, M

MEXICAN Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. Join us weekly for $2 Taco Night every Tuesday, Buck Wild Wednesdays, when certain items are only $1, and Disco Thursday. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, 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,

seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu incorporates classics including crab and corn hush puppies, a 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, B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, 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., 404418-1250, D

european fusion

Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, M

Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and

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, B


spectacular music, unforgettable evenings The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s

2011 summer season FAnTASTic Fourth July 4 Mon: 8pm

PlAy iT AgAin, SAm July 15 Fri: 8:30pm

SenSATiOnAl July 30 Sat: 8pm

All-AmericAn celebrATiOn


cirque de lA SymPhOnie

Rob Fisher, conductor U.S. Army Chorus Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

complete film LIVE with the Orchestra Jere Flint, conductor Ben Mankiewicz, host Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Michael Krajewski, conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Swing nighT! August 13 Sat: 8pm

big bAd VOOdOO dAddy NEW loWEr pricEs! lAwn: $12 | PAViliOn: $25 | TAbleS: $35 min. 2 seats/table All ticket prices include parking Additional charges for taxes and handling fees apply

800.745.3000 | • All outlets • Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, 15th & Peachtree • Make it a group! 404.733.4848 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization.

Michael Krajewski, conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

family concerts


Family concert series A Storybook HAlloween october 30 Sun: 1:30 & 3:30pm

tHe fAbled CinderellA february 12 Sun: 1:30 & 3:30pm

tHe remArkAble fArkle mCbride April 29 Sun: 1:30 & 3:30pm

Jere Flint, conductor Lee Harper Dancers Wendy Bennett, vocalist

Jere Flint, conductor Enchantment Theatre Company

Jere Flint, conductor

The Orchestra’s annual laugh out loud horror show is a ton of fun for the entire family.

Hilarious life-sized puppets, masks, magic and wonderful music assure this nationally acclaimed original production is fun for the whole family.

3 great concerts for as little as $10 each

Subscribe! 404.733.4800 |

In this Orchestra adaptation of actor and musician John Lithgow’s spellbinding children’s book, a fickle yet lovable child prodigy brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life.

support Appassionato

Meghan H. Magruder, Appassionato Chair

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 & welcomes annual givers of $10,000 & above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous & strong financial base in support of our ambitionous aritistic & education initiatives.


Mrs. Anne Cox Chambers

The Reiman Foundation


Robert Spano

Susan & Thomas Wardell

Mark & Rebekah Wasserman

$25,000+ Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Susan & Richard Anderson Stephanie & Arthur Blank Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Marcia & John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart

Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Terence L. & Jeanne P. Neal* Victoria & Howard Palefsky Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr.

Mr. Thurmond Smithgall Mr. & Mrs. K. Morgan Varner, III Adair & Dick White Ann Marie & John B. White, Jr.* Sue & Neil Williams*

Mr. Donald F. Fox Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Garcia Charles & Mary Ginden Jim & Pam Henry InterContinental Hotels Group Clay & Jane Jackson Ann A. & Ben F. Johnson III Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Eydie & Steve Koonin Mr. & Mrs. Brian Kurlander Michael & Cindi Lang Donna Lee & Howard C. Ehni

Karole & John Lloyd Meghan & Clarke Magruder Jeff Mango-Verizon Wireless Mr. Kenneth & Dr. Carolyn Meltzer Mr. & Mrs. William T. Plybon Patty & Doug Reid Ms. Lynn Schinazi Gail & Loren Starr Irene & Howard Stein Alison M. & Joseph M. Thompson Ray & John Uttenhove Camille W. Yow

Carol & Larry Gellerstedt Mary D. Gellerstedt Nancy D. Gould Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Grathwohl The Graves Foundation Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Joe Guthridge & David Ritter* Tom & Jan Hough Mr. Tad Hutcheson Roya & Bahman Irvani Robert J. Jones* Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley* Philip I. Kent Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough Amy & Mark Kistulinec Mr. & Mrs. John M. Law Massey Charitable Trust

Morgens West Foundation Lynn & Galen Oelkers Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson* Bob & Margaret Reiser Stanley & Shannon Romanstein Dennis & JoAnne Sadlowski Bill & Rachel Schultz Joyce & Henry Schwob Mr. John A. Sibley III John Sparrow Mary Rose Taylor Carol & Ramon Tome* The Michael W. Trapp Family Mike & Liz Troy Turner Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Neal & Virginia Williams

$15,000+ AGCO Corporation, Martin Richenhagen Pinney L. Allen & Charles C. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Janine Brown & Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mary Helen & Jim Dalton Mr. & Mrs. David Edmiston In memory of Polly Ellis by Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. Gary & Nancy Fayard* $10,000+ Anonymous (2) Ron & Susan Antinori Mark & Christine Armour The Balloun Family* Lisa & Joe Bankoff Barnes & Thornburg LLP Kelley O. & Neil H. Berman The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Cynthia & Donald Carson Shannon & Philip Cave Dr. John W. Cooledge Cari Katrice Dawson Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin

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

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Patron Partnership

Judy Hellriegel, Chair

The Patron Partnership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the society of donors who have given $1,750 or more and comprise a vital extension of the Orchestra family through their institutional leadership and financial support.

$5,000+ John & Helen Aderhold* Aadu & Kristi Allpere* Anonymous (3) Mr. David Boatwright Mrs. Suzanne Dansby Bollman & Mr. Brooks Bollman Breman Foundation Dr. Robert L. & Lucinda W. Bunnen Ann & Jeff Cramer* Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Fackler Mr. David L. Forbes

Mr. James F. Fraser Betty Sands Fuller Sally & Carl Gable Dick & Ann Goodsell C. Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation The Jamieson Family Family of Thomas B. Koch James H. Landon George H. Lanier Pat & Nolan Leake Linda & John Matthews Penelope & Raymond McPhee* Brenda & Charles Moseley

Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pentecost, Jr. Margaret H. Petersen John & Kyle Rogers Hamilton & Mason Smith Lynne & Steven Steindel* Peter James Stelling Charlie Wade & M.J. Conboy Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Russell Williamson & Shawn Pagliarini Suzanne Bunzl Wilner

Dr. & Mrs. James T. Laney* Mr. & Mrs. William C. Lester* Deborah & William Liss* Dr. & Mrs. James T. Lowman Gino & Belinda Massafra* Walter W. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Rezin Pidgeon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Reeves

S. A. Robinson Nancy & Henry Shuford Sandy & Paul Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Burton Trimble T & H Yamashita*

Sally & Larry Davis Gregory & Debra Durden Ms. Diane Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher S. Edmonds Ellen & Howard Feinsand John & Michelle Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Garland Peg Gary Dr. Mary G. George & Mr. Kenneth Molinelli Carol & Henry Grady Ben & Lynda Greer Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross Herbert & Marian Haley Foundation Mr. Lewis H. Hamner III Steven & Caroline Harless Sally W. Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John E. Hellriegel

Darlene K. Henson Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. In Memory of Carolyn B. Hochman Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hollums Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard Richard & Linda Hubert Dr. William M. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Dorothy Jackson Ms. Cynthia Jeness Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Johnston Dr. Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Hazel & Herb Karp Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kauffman Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Kelly Dick & Georgia Kimball*

$3,500+ Julie M. Altenbach Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Chorba Ms. Carol F. Comstock & Mr. James L. Davis* Jere & Patsy Drummond Dr. & Mrs. C.R. Harper JoAnn Hall Hunsinger $2,250+ Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda* Marian & Paul Anderson Anonymous Jack & Helga Beam Ms. Laura J. Bjorkholm & Mr. John C. Reece II Rita & Herschel Bloom Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Jacqueline A. & Joseph E. Brown, Jr. Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Robert Bunker Dr. Aubrey M. Bush & Dr. Carol T. Bush The Buss Family Charitable Fund Charles Campbell & Ann Grovenstein-Campbell Mrs. Thalia N. Carlos Mr. & Mrs. Beauchamp Carr Lucy & John Cook Robert Cronin & Christina Smith


support $2,250+ (continued) Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III & Mr. Stephen Neal Rhoney Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Lutz* Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Mabry Ruth & Paul Marston The Devereaux F. & Dorothy McClatchey Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. McGhee Birgit & David McQueen Judy & Gregory Moore Ms. Lilot S. Moorman & Mr. Jeffrey B. Bradley Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Nable

Ms. Rebecca Oppenheimer Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Penninger Susan Perdew Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Realan Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue Mrs. William A. Schwartz Elizabeth S. Sharp Angela & Morton Sherzer Dr. Kay R. Shirley Beverly & Milton Shlapak In memory of Willard Shull Helga Hazelrig Siegel Lewis Silverboard

Baker & Debby Smith Amy & Paul Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Stainback, Jr. John & Yee-Wan Stevens Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Taylor Mr. William C. Voss Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Whitcup Ms. Mary Lou Wolff Jan & Beattie Wood Mr. & Mrs. John C. Yates The Zaban Foundation, Inc.

Representative Pat Gardner & Mr. Jerry Gardner Paul B., Paul H. & M. Harrison Hackett Carol & Thomas J. Hanner Thomas J. High Mr. Thomas Hooten Mary & Wayne James Aaron & Joyce Johnson Veronique & Baxter Jones Lana M. Jordan Mr. Thomas J. Jung Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Mr. & Mrs. David E. Krischer Thomas C. Lawson Dr. Leslie Leigh Levenson Foundation Barbara & Jim MacGinnitie Mr. & Mrs. Craig P. MacKenzie Mr. & Mrs. James H. Matthews, Jr. Martha & Reynolds McClatchey Captain & Mrs. Charles M. McCleskey John F. & Marilyn M. McMullan Virginia K. McTague Angela & Jimmy Mitchell* Mrs. Gene Morse** Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olive Sanford & Barbara Orkin Dr. & Mrs. Keith D. Osborn Dr. & Mrs. Bernard H. Palay

Mr. & Mrs. Emory H. Palmer Leslie & Skip Petter Dr. & Mrs. Frank S. Pittman III The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Provaré Technology Dr. & Mrs. W. Harrison Reeves, Sr. The Gary W. & Ruth M. Rollins Foundation John T. Ruff Dr. & Mrs. Rein Saral Alida & Stuart Silverman Sydney Simons Alex & Betty Smith Foundation, Inc. Johannah Smith Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Steagall Kay & Alex Summers Elvira Tate Mr. & Mrs. William M. Tipping Ms. Kimberly Tribble & Mr. Mark Lange Robert F. Tuve* Drs. Jonne & Paul Walter Drs. Julius & Nanette Wenger David & Martha West Mr. & Mrs. William White* Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Dorothy & Charlie Yates Family Fund Grace & Herbert Zwerner

$1,750+ Anonymous (2) Mrs. Kay Adams* & Mr. Ralph Paulk Mr. & Mrs. John Allen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ambo Dr. David & Julie Bakken Betty & Robert Balentine Mr. & Mrs. Ron H. Bell Leon & Linda Borchers Mr.** & Mrs. Eric L. Brooker Dr. & Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Butner* Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Canipe In Memory of Dr. Richard A. Carroll, Sr. Susan & Carl Cofer Mr. & Mrs. R. Barksdale Collins* Ralph & Rita Connell Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Curling Mrs. H. Frances Davis Brant & Kathy Davis* Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. de Kok Drs. Carlos del Rio & Jeannette Guarner Elizabeth & John Donnelly Cree & Frazer Durrett Dr. Francine D. Dykes & Mr. Richard Delay Mary Frances Early Judge & Mrs. Jack Etheridge George T. & Alecia H. Ethridge

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

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Corporate Support $100,000+

Classical Title Sponsor Classic Chastain Title Sponsor Family and SuperPOPS Presenting Sponsor

Holiday Title Sponsor Muhtar Kent Chairman, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Richard Anderson Chief Executive Officer

jerome j. byers, II Atlanta Regional President

Atlanta School of Composers Presenting Sponsor Philip I. Kent Chief Executive Officer

$50,000+ AGCO Corporation and Vendors AT&T The Real Yellow Pages GE Energy UPS

$35,000+ Georgia Natural Gas InterContinental Hotels Group Porsche Cars North America Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Delta Classic Chastain Presenting Sponsor

Supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Ralph de la Vega President & CEO of Mobility and Consumer Markets

Jerry Karr Senior Managing Director GE Asset Management


$20,000+ Nalley Cars Ryder System, Inc. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP SunTrust Foundation

AlixPartners, LLP Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta The Boston Consulting Group

Foundation and Government Support $250,000+ The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Wells Fargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

$100,000+ The Halle Foundation Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc

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

$25,000+ Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc. Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. MetLife Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation- Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund

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



Special Gifts

The Aaron Copland Fund The ASCAP Foundation For Music, Inc. Irving Caesar Fund The Arnold Foundation, Inc. The Blonder Family Foundation, Inc. Livingston Foundation, Inc. $5,000+ Reiman Charitable The Fraser-Parker Foundation Foundation Robert S. Elster Foundation William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund JBS Foundation William McDaniel The Sartain Lanier Charitable Foundation Family Foundation

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

support Henry Sopkin Circle Recognizing planned gifts that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John E. Aderhold William & Marion Atkins Dr. & Mrs. William Bauer Neil H. Berman Fred & Bettye Betts Mr. & Mrs.* Karl A. Bevins Mr.* & Mrs. Sol Blaine Frances Cheney Boggs* W. Moses Bond Robert* & Sidney Boozer Elinor A. Breman William Breman* James C. Buggs, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Burgin Hugh W. Burke Wilber W. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Cynthia & Donald Carson Margie & Pierce Cline Dr. & Mrs. Grady Clinkscales, Jr. Miriam & John A. Conant* Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. & Mrs. William R. Cummickel* John R. Donnell Dixon W. Driggs* Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Diane Durgin Kenneth P. Dutter Arnold & Sylvia Eaves

Elizabeth Etoll John F. Evans Doyle Faler* Rosi & Arnoldo Fiedotin Dr. Emile T. Fisher A. D. Frazier, Jr. Betty & Drew* Fuller Carl & Sally Gable William H. Gaik Kay Gardner* Mr.* & Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Ruth Gershon & Sandy Cohn Micheline & Bob Gerson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Glover Mrs. Irma G. Goldwasser* Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Billie & Sig* Guthman Betty G.* & Joseph F. * Haas James & Virginia Hale Miss Alice Ann Hamilton* John and Martha Head Ms. Jeannie Hearn Jill* & Jennings* Hertz Albert L. Hibbard, Jr.* Richard E. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. Hoyt, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hund Mary B. James Calvert Johnson deForest F. Jurkiewicz* Herb & Hazel Karp Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley

Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen* Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff Ouida Hayes Lanier Liz & Jay* Levine Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham, III Ann Bernard Martin* Mr. Michael McDowell* Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis Vera A. Milner* Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard & Sandra Palay Bill Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram The Reiman Foundation Carl J. Reith* Edith Goodman Rhodes* Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Dr. Shirley E. Rivers Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser

Edward G. Scruggs* Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions W. Griggs Shaefer, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shaw* Charles H. Siegel* Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Margo Sommers* Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Daniel D. Stanley* Peter James Stelling C. Mack* & Mary Rose Taylor Jed Thompson Margaret* & Randolph Thrower Kenneth & Kathleen Tice Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace* Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Adair and Dick White Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Elin M. Winn* George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs. Charles R. Yates Anonymous (12)


Education & Community Engagement Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Talent Development Program, Talent Development Program Endowment, Concerts for Young People, Family Concerts, Conversations of Note


Wells Fargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.


GE Energy Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation


The Coca-Cola Company Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. MetLife Foundation Monica & John Pearson Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Jay & Arthur Richardson

SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation - Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund SunTrust Foundation

Links Inc., Azalea City Chapter Victoria & Howard Palefsky Ms. Margaret H. Petersen Ms. Joni Winston Elise T. Phillips $2,500+ Alison Rand Elinor Rosenberg Breman** Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Ginden H. Short InterContinental Suzanne & Willard* Shull $10,000+ Hotels Group The Society, Inc., Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Greater Atlanta Chapter Jr. Family Foundation $1,000+ Isaiah & Hellena Huntley Cree & Frazer Durrett Anonymous Tidwell Livingston Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Aaron Annie-York Trujillo Primerica Sharon, Lindsay & Raul F. Trujillo Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees & Gordon Fisher Mr. Mack Wilbourn Drs. John O. & Gloria S. Gaston Dr. Blenda Wilson $5,000+ Aaron & Joyce Johnson & Dr. Louis Fair Dr. Margo A. Brinton Ms. Malinda C. Logan & Mr. Eldon Park Mr. & Mrs. Howatt E. Cynthia & Donald Carson Mallinson Mrs. Mary C. Gramling Dr. Joanne R. Nurss *Deceased

** Scholarships for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra tuition are made possible through the Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellowship.

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support Atlanta Symphony Associates The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

2010-2011 board Belinda Massafra President Suzy Wasserman, Leslie Petter & Camille Yow Advisors Leslie Petter Parliamentarian Elba McCue Secretary Janis Eckert Treasurer

Ellie Kohler Historian Alison Mimms VP Adminstration Corrie Johnson Nominating Chair Sylvia Davidson ASA Spring Luncheon Sheila Richards & Juanita Jones ASA Night at the Symphony Co-Chairs

Liz Troy ASA Night at VWA (Verizon) Camille Kesler Newsletter Editor Pat King Directory Editor Suzy Smith VP Public Relations Faye Popper VP Youth Education Glee Lamb VP Membership

Nancy Levitt Ambassador’s Desk Judy Schmidt VP Annual Fund Dr. Mary Francis Early VP Outreach Ann Levin & Gail Spurlock Ensemble Co-Chairs Ruth & Paul Marston Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Co-Chairs

Nancy Cox Intermezzo Chair Brooke Merrill Bravo Chair Elba McCue Concerto Chair Joan Abernathy Encore Chair

Events 2010 decorators’ show house & gardens Platinum Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Gold Benjamin Moore Paint Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts Comcast Encore Magazine Atlanta 360 Media Soiree Catering & Events

PrePrint Silver Publix Super Markets Phipps Plaza Charities Springer Mountain Farms S&S Rug Cleaners Bronze St. Regis Atlanta Bloomingdale’s The Outdoor Lights, Inc. Buckhead Coach Flora by John Grady Burns

2011 atlanta symphony gala corporate Sponsors Phoenix AirTran Airways Platinum The Coca-Cola Company Invesco

auction sponsors

Brown & Co. Jewelers IHG Sea Island Resorts

gold Global Payments Verizon Wireless

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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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In an era where the biggest story on Broadway is the abysmal failure of the accident-plagued Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the legendary Patti LuPone stands apart as (to borrow a line from composer Marvin Hamlisch) one singular sensation.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (at Woodruff Arts Center and Verizon Wireless Am...