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18 Joy to Your World
23 The concertâ€™s program and notes
Universal messages of peace, faith and humanity restore the small joys of life at the Orchestraâ€™s Coca-Cola Holiday Concerts
48 Points of View
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Directors Pinney L. Allen Joseph R. Bankoff * Jason A. Bernstein Paul Blackney C. Merrell Calhoun Donald P. Carson Philip Cave Ann W. Cramer Christopher Crommett Cari K. Dawson Richard A. Dorfman Carla Fackler Gary P. Fayard Dr. Robert Franklin Willem-Jan O. Hattink Jim Henry
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tlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors of his generation. Since 2001, he has invigorated and expanded the ASO’s repertoire through a creative programming mix, recordings and visual enhancements, such as the Theater of a Concert — the continuing exploration of different formats, settings and enhancements for the musical performance experience. Mr. Spano also champions the Atlanta School of Composers, his commitment to nurturing and championing music through multi-year partnerships, defining a new generation of American composers. Mr. Spano has conducted the great orchestras of North America, including those in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Overseas, he has led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Czech Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Sinfonie Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchester. He has conducted the Chicago, Houston, Santa Fe, Royal Opera at Covent Garden and Welsh National Operas. In August 2005, he conducted Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Seattle Opera, and returned for the cycle in August 2009. With a discography of 12 critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon made over six years, Robert Spano has garnered six Grammy Awards. Musical America’s 2008 Conductor of the Year, Mr. Spano was Artistic Director of the Ojai Festival in 2006, Director of the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 and 2004, and from 1996 to 2004 was Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Head of the Conducting Fellowship Program at Tanglewood Music Center from 1998-2002, he has served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University, Curtis Institute and Oberlin Conservatory. Mr. Spano lives in Atlanta.
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FIRST VIOLIN VIOLA William Pu Reid Harris Associate/Acting Concertmaster Principal
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In the mood for a rewarding tale for kids and the “kid” in you? Second Chance Christmas is just the ticket. For pure entertainment with a holiday glow, A Very Merry Holiday Pops, and an ASO New Year’s Eve Celebration starring singer supreme Sylvia McNair wrap up Atlanta’s favorite holiday package. Complete information is at www.atlantasymphony.org and 404.733.5000. Here’s a rundown:
December 3 & 5 Defining the sacredness of the season and resonating anew every time the ASO performs it, the awe-inspiring Messiah is a natural opener. Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie conducts the ASO Chamber Chorus in the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” Chorus, and the Bach Christmas Oratorio, Part III. Continued on Page 42
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Delta classical Series Concerts
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Hannu Lintu, Conductor Tai Murray, Violin Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Suite from Swan Lake, Opus 20a (1877) I. Scene: Moderato II. Valse: Intrada: Tempo di valse III. Dances des cygnes: Allegro moderato IV. Scène: Andante V. Danse hongroise (Czardas): Moderato assai VI. Scène finale: Allegro agitato Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 82 (1904) [Moderato] [Andante] [Allegro] Tai Murray, Violin INTERMISSION Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Symphony No. 1 in F Major, Opus 10 (1925) I. Allegretto: Allegro non troppo II. Allegro III. Lento IV. Allegro molto “Inside the Music” preview of the concert, Thursday at 7 p.m., presented by Ken Meltzer, ASO 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. The ASO Chorus, which performed the Brahms Requiem in Symphony Hall, October 2930, will perform the work with the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin in December. This tour and the ongoing partnership between the ASO and the legendary Berlin Philharmonie is made possible through the generous support of Delta Air Lines, The Halle Foundation and Miss Alice Ann Hamilton in memory of Dr. Charles Hamilton. Solo pianos used by the ASO are gifts of the Atlanta Steinway Society and in memory of David Goldwasser. The Hamburg Steinway piano is a gift received by the ASO in honor of Rosi Fiedotin. The Yamaha custom six-quarter tuba is a gift received by the ASO in honor of Principal Tuba player Michael Moore from The Antinori Foundation. This performance is being recorded for broadcast at a later time. ASO concert broadcasts are heard each week on Atlanta’s WABE FM-90.1 and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s statewide network. The ASO records for Telarc. Other ASO recordings are available on the Argo, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Nonesuch, Philips and Sony Classical labels. Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is the preferred hotel of the ASO. Trucks provided by Ryder Truck Rental Inc. Media sponsors: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB 750 AM.
ASOprogram Notes on the Program By Ken Meltzer Swan Lake, Suite, Opus 20a (1877) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The premiere of Swan Lake took place at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, on March 4, 1877. The Swan Lake, Suite, is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, snare drum, harp and strings. Approximate performance time of is twenty-seven minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 6, 7 and 8, 1994, Heinz Wallberg, Conductor.
n June of 1875, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky accepted an invitation from the manager of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater to compose a new ballet. It would be Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. In September of that year, Tchaikovsky reported to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: “I undertook this labour partly for the money (800 roubles) which I need, partly because I have long wanted to try my hand at this kind of music.” Earlier correspondence from Tchaikovsky to his brother, Modeste, reveals that the composer had previously considered writing a ballet based upon the story of Cinderella. For reasons that are not entirely certain, Tchaikovsky abandoned that project.
Uncle Peter’s ballet Perhaps of even greater interest are accounts of an informal ballet written for the children of Tchaikovsky’s sister. Nephew Yury Davïdov offered the following history: A celebrated event was the production by Peter Ilyich of a ballet in which my older sisters and Uncle Modeste participated. The ballet was created by Peter Ilyich, as was also the music, on the theme “The Lake of Swans.” Of course this was not the ballet given on the stages now, but a children’s one-act short ballet, although the principal theme — “The Song of the Swans” — was the same as now. Peter Ilyich in his later, large composition used the theme of the children’s ballet of 1871. The composer’s niece, Anna Meck-Davïdov, also recalled this children’s ballet, although she placed 1867 as the date of the “production.” While none of the music from that children’s ballet has survived in its original form, scholars agree that the famous oboe melody in Swan Lake, associated with Odette and the swans, originated in the family divertissement. Swan Lake received its premiere at the Bolshoi on March 4, 1877, in a benefit performance for ballerina Pelageya Karpakova, who danced the role of Odette. Historians have tended to characterize the opening night of Swan Lake as a disaster. And, indeed, there is much evidence that the ballet was presented in far from its best light. The costumes, scenery, and choreography of the financially strapped Bolshoi were sub-par, to say the least. There is also strong evidence that much of Tchaikovsky’s music was cut, and that the Bolshoi even substituted music of other, lesser composers. There were some harsh comments from the Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25
critics, but they seemed to be directed more toward the poor quality of the production and the choice of a German story line for a Russian ballet (the identity of the librettist is uncertain) than toward Tchaikovsky’s music.
“Sore ears from the stormy ‘bravos’” On the other hand, there is much to suggest that Swan Lake inspired greater initial favor with the public than has been traditionally acknowledged. The capacity audience on opening night demanded and received encores of at least two numbers. A critic reported: “the principal hero of the present performance is Mr. Tchaikovsky, who got a sore waist from bowing, and to this moment still has sore ears from the stormy ‘bravos’ with which his delighted public met him.” Swan Lake enjoyed an initial run of forty-one performances, far more than the norm for a new ballet at the Bolshoi. Three productions of the ballet were offered in Moscow over a period of six years, including the opening of the 1877 autumn season. Additionally, a number of benefit performances featured excerpts from Swan Lake. Today, the status of Swan Lake as one of the masterpieces of ballet is unquestioned. The story of the tragic fate of the young lovers, Odette and Prince Siegfried, has true dramatic impact. The music displays Tchaikovsky’s familiar gifts of unforgettable melody, rhythmic vitality and magical instrumental colors. The continued success in the concert hall of orchestral suites from Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty is further testimony to the richness of Tchaikovsky’s conception. This concert features the orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, as well as the ballet’s concluding Scene.
The Story and the Music The Suite opens with the introduction to Act II (I. Scene: Moderato), featuring the haunting oboe melody associated throughout the ballet with Odette and the swans. The story of Swan Lake takes place in Germany. In the ballet’s first act, everyone celebrates the coming of age of Prince Siegfried. A group of peasants entertain the Prince and his friends with a Waltz (II. Valse: Intrada: Tempo di valse). The Prince’s mother enters and tells Siegfried that he must choose a wife at a grand ball that will take place the following day. As night falls, the Prince spies a flock of swans flying overhead. Siegfried grabs his crossbow and rushes after the swans. Act II takes place that night in a mysterious forest where ruins are situated on the shore of a lake. A group of swans, led by one with a crown on its head, swims in the lake. Siegfried arrives. Just as the Prince draws his crossbow, the swans disappear into the ruins. A magical light glows and Odette, wearing a white dress and a crown studded with precious stones, descends the staircase. The beautiful young woman explains to the Prince that her stepmother, an evil sorceress, seeks to kill her. However, Odette is protected by the crown given by her kind grandfather. The crown’s magical powers allow Odette to transform herself and her companions into swans. Odette further tells the Prince that she can be saved from the evil stepmother’s curse if she weds. Odette and the Prince fall in love. The Suite includes two selections from Act II, the sprightly Dance of the Swans (III. Dances des cygnes: Allegro
ASOprogram moderato) and the beautiful Scene (IV. Scène: Andante) for Odette and the Prince, featuring gorgeous writing for the solo violin and cello. Act III takes place the following day at the palace ball. Several young women dance for Siegfried, but the Prince is unable to choose a bride. Entertainment is provided in the form of several national dances, including a Czardas (V. Danse hongroise: Moderato assai). The Prince mistakes another woman for Odette. When Odette hurries away, the Prince rushes out into the night to try to find his beloved. The final Act returns to the setting of Act II, at nightfall. The Prince hurries to Odette and begs for forgiveness. Odette replies that all is over between them. Overcome with anger, the Prince seizes the crown from Odette’s head and hurls it into the overflowing lake. The waters rise and envelop Odette and the Prince, who are finally united in death. The tempest subsides, and the swans reappear on the now peaceful moonlit lake (VI. Scène finale: Allegro agitato).
Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 82 (1904) Alexander Glazunov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on August 10, 1865, and died in Paris, France, on March 21, 1936. The first performance of the Violin Concerto took place in St. Petersburg on February 17, 1905, with Leopold Auer as soloist and the composer conducting. In addition to the solo violin, the Concerto is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, harp and strings. Approximate performance time is twenty-one minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: March 15, 1955, Michael Rabin, Violin, Henry Sopkin, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: March 11, 12 and 13, 1993, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Violin, Yoel Levi, Conductor.
Alexander Glazunov Alexander Glazunov started piano studies at the age of nine. By the age of eleven, he had begun composing. In 1879, Glazunov met Mily Balakirev, the founder of group of Russian nationalist composers known as “The Five” or “The Mighty Handful” (the other members included Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Modest Mussorgsky). Thanks to Balakirev, Glazunov began studies with Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). The studies lasted only two years, but they formed the basis for a lasting friendship and Glazunov’s lifelong veneration of the senior composer. On March 13, 1882, the sixteen-year-old Alexander Glazunov enjoyed a tremendous success with the world premiere of his First Symphony, conducted by Balakirev in St. Petersburg. One individual who was greatly impressed by the Symphony was the Russian music publisher, Mitrofan Belyayev. Belyayev decided to further the careers of Russian composers through the establishment of the Russian Symphony Concerts in St. Petersburg and a music publishing concern in Leipzig. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27
The “Belyayev Circle,” which included such composers as Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Anatoly Lyadov, and many others, helped to bridge the Russian nationalist efforts of Balakirev’s “Mighty Handful” with Western music traditions. Indeed, Glazunov, who traveled extensively throughout Europe, is viewed as one of the composers who most successfully achieved this reconciliation and synthesis. Glazunov was a prolific composer, whose works include numerous symphonies and independent orchestral works, ballets, choral and solo vocal compositions, and several chamber pieces. In addition to his success as a composer, Glazunov was a highly respected teacher. In 1899, he was appointed as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 1905, he was named the Director of the Conservatory, a position he held until 1928. Glazunov also took a great interest in conducting, although this was probably not his foremost talent (he led the world premiere of Sergei Rachmaninov’s First Symphony in St. Petersburg on March 15, 1897, an unmitigated disaster that plunged the young pianist/composer into a profound depression).
The Glazunov Violin Concerto One of Glazunov’s most famous and performed works is the Violin Concerto, completed in 1904. Glazunov dedicated the Concerto to his colleague at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the great Hungarian-born violinist, Leopold Auer (1845-1930). Auer was the violinist whom Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wanted to premiere his great Violin Concerto (1878). However, according to Tchaikovsky, Auer rejected that work as “awkward to play.” It appears that Auer may well have assisted Glazunov in the writing of the solo violin part for his Concerto. Auer gave the Concerto’s world premiere in St. Petersburg on February 17, 1905, with the composer on the podium. The work became an important part of the repertoire of such Auer students as Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein. And for more than a century, the Glazunov Violin Concerto has maintained an important place in the concert hall, as well as the affection of virtuosos and audiences alike.
Musical Analysis The Glazunov Violin Concerto is in a single continuous movement, containing three principal sections. The first (Moderato) opens with the briefest of orchestral introductions, followed by the soloist’s introduction of the broad, flowing first principal theme, marked “dolce espressivo.” Some wide-ranging flourishes by the soloist lead to his introduction of the tender second principal theme. A playful sequence for the soloist, followed by a more introspective episode, serves as a bridge to the Concerto’s second principal section (Andante). The soloist plays a theme (dolce espressivo) that begins in the depths of the instrument’s range. The theme is, in fact, related to the one that opened the Concerto. The Andante, the longest of the Concerto’s three sections, serves as both the Concerto’s slow movement and a development and varied recapitulation of the principal thematic material. A lengthy cadenza for the soloist resolves to jaunty trumpet fanfares in 6/8 time, repeated by the soloist (Allegro). This is the central theme of the Concerto’s equivalent of a rondo finale, as the fanfare melody alternating with various episodes. High spirits predominate, as do virtuoso opportunities for the soloist, right to the Concerto’s thrilling final bars.
ASOprogram Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Opus 10 (1925) Dmitri Shostakovich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 25, 1906, and died in Moscow, Russia, on August 9, 1975. The first performance of the Symphony No. 1 took place in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) on May 12, 1926, with Nicokai Malko conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 1 is scored for two piccolos, three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, four horns, two trumpets, alto trumpet in F, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, bells, piano and strings. Approximate performance time is thirty-two minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: January 15, 1952, Henry Sopkin, Conductor Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: October 15, 17 and 18, 1981, Louis Lane, Conductor.
“A new page in the history of music” Dmitri Shostakovich was nineteen years old when, in December of 1925, he completed his First Symphony. At the time, Shostakovich was studying composition with Maximilian Steinberg at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory’s Director, Alexander Glazunov (see, Violin Concerto, above), wrote in his examination references: “Shostakovich, Dmitry. Professor Steinberg’s class of the theory of composition. Much fantasy and inventiveness. Currently in a period of quests.” The First Symphony was Shostakovich’s graduation piece from the Conservatory. The work received its premiere on May 12, 1926, with Nikolai Malko conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic. Alexander Glazunov was in the audience, smiling and applauding the success of his pupil. In a letter to a friend, Shostakovich’s mother, Sonya, provided this glowing account of the premiere: At half past eight in the evening we dressed and went to the Philharmonic. By nine o’clock the concert hall was filled. What I felt when Malko came out on the stage and picked up his baton would be hard to describe to you, my dear … I can only say that even a great happiness is sometimes hard to live through … All went more than brilliantly — a splendid orchestra and magnificent execution! But the greatest success went to Mitya (Shostakovich). The audience listened with enthusiasm and the scherzo had to be played twice. At the end Mitya was called to the stage over and over again. When our handsome young composer appeared, looking almost like a little boy, the enthusiasm turned into one long thunderous ovation. He came to take his bows, sometimes with Malko, sometimes alone. After the concert, Nikolai Malko wrote: “I have the feeling that I have learned a new page in the history of music and met a new great composer.” And it was not long before audiences throughout the world became familiar with this brilliant young talent. In November of 1927, Bruno Walter led the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of the Shostakovich First. Leopold Stokowski conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in the work’s US premiere in 1928. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29
In the audience for the Philadelphia performance was the composer’s aunt, Nadezhda GalliShohat. She provided an interesting footnote to the history of the Shostakovich First by observing that much of the music in the Symphony had originally appeared in previous works by the young composer, including pieces based upon the fable of the grasshopper and the aunt, and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. The Shostakovich First has remained one of the composer’s most popular Symphonies. It is a remarkably mature and accomplished work that demonstrates a mastery of orchestral sonorities, dramatic contrast, and the creation and manipulation of compelling thematic material. Also evident is the composer’s wry and often biting sense of humor. All of these qualities make the Shostakovich First a worthy and representative introduction to the unique and remarkable achievements of perhaps the 20th century’s greatest symphonist.
Musical Analysis I. Allegretto: Allegro non troppo — The opening movement begins with a dialogue between the (muted) trumpet and bassoon, foreshadowing much of the important thematic material for the entire Symphony. The rather macabre introduction proceeds in fits and starts, until finally resolving to the principal Allegro non troppo, and the solo clarinet’s presentation of an angular, jaunty march tune. The theme is soon taken up by the violins and later, the winds. Pizzicato strings accompany the second principal theme, a beautiful, flowing melody, initially played by the solo flute. Once again, the theme travels throughout the orchestra. A solo violin quietly launches the development section, which soon builds to an imposing proclamation, with the opening march theme predominating. A recapitulation of the principal themes also builds to a powerful statement, but the mood of the opening introduction returns to bring the first movement to a pianissimo close. II. Allegro — The second-movement scherzo was the portion of the Symphony encored at the work’s premiere. The brief movement opens with a lumbering introduction by the cellos and basses, a prelude to the introduction of the principal scherzo theme by the solo clarinet. The scherzo proceeds with tremendous momentum and energy before yielding to a serene central episode (Meno mosso), whose chorale-like principal theme is first played by the flutes. The opening scherzo returns, with the piano taking on an even more prominent role than in the initial presentation. The scherzo and Meno mossso themes combine for a stunning fff outburst, capped by three harsh chords on the piano. By contrast, the closing measures are hushed and mysterious, resolving to a pizzicato chord. III. Lento — The Symphony’s slow movement begins with a solo oboe playing a flowing, espressivo melody, related to the march theme introduced by the clarinet in the opening movement. The music builds to a powerful orchestral statement, punctuated by brass fanfares. The oboe introduces another theme (Largo), notable for its dotted rhythms and evocation of a funeral march. This theme also builds to a fearsome proclamation. The two themes return (along with the fanfare motif ), as the slow movement appears to be leading to a peaceful resolution. But a roll of the snare drum heralds the finale, which follows without pause.
ASOprogram IV. Allegro molto — The finale’s slow introduction (Lento) recalls thematic material from previous movements that will be further developed in the finale. The solo clarinet introduces the finale’s first principal theme (Allegro molto), an agitated, chromatic melody. The music hurtles forward, leading to a blazing presentation by the winds and strings of the second principal theme, in turn related to the funeral march of the preceding Lento. A solo violin inaugurates an extended, serene treatment of the second theme (Meno mosso). An agitated development of the two themes (Allegro molto) shatters the momentary repose. The music builds to a fff explosion, capped by the timpani’s threefold invocation of the Lento’s trumpet fanfares. A final slow episode (Largo) opens with the solo muted cello’s poignant restatement of the finale’s second theme. The music builds inexorably to the Symphony’s triumphant final bars (Presto), based upon the timpani-fanfare motif.
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
orn in Finland, Hannu Lintu began his musical studies with the cello and piano at the Sibelius Academy before moving on to conducting with Jorma Panula. He participated in master classes with Myung Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Italy and, in 1994, won the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen. Lintu assumed the position of artistic director and Chief Hannu Lintu Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2009. Previously, he held Artistic Director positions with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (2002-2005) and the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (19982001). He is a regular guest conductor of the Finish Radio Symphony and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland, where he was artistic director of their 2005 Summer Sounds Festival. Working extensively across the world, Lintu has made recent European appearances with the Deutsches Symphonic Orchestra Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly conducts all the major orchestras in his native Finland. Outside Europe, he has recently worked with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras. Festival appearances include the Berliner Festspiele, Golden Autumn Festival in Beijing, Flanders Festival and the Adelaide Festival. Lintu has conducted a number of opera productions with the Finnish National Opera including Wagner’s Parsifal directed by Harry Kupfer, Bizet’s Carmen, Aulis Sallinen’s King Lear, Kalevi Aho’s Before we are all Drowned and most recently a new opera by Mikko Heiniö, The Snake’s Moment. Elsewhere, he has conducted a concert performance of Gianni Schicchi at the Grant Park Festival in Chicago, recorded Tauno Pylkkanen’s opera Mare and her Son with Estonian National Opera and conducted Magic Flute for Savonlinna Opera. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31
ASOprogram Forthcoming highlights include performances with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, RTVE Madrid, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Amongst his recordings, Lintu has released CDs of works by Rautavaara, Saariaho and Luca Francesconi with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony and Danish National Radio Symphony for Ondine and Naxos. He made two recordings with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for Danacord: The Sound of Shakespeare and Shostakovich piano concertos (with pianist Oleg Marshev). Recent releases include works by the Finnish composer Jouni Kaipainen with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra for Ondine and works by Schumann, Dietrich, Gernsheim and Volkmann on Hyperion with the Berlin Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester.
TAI MURRAY, Violin
cclaimed as “superb” by The New York Times, 26-year-old violinist Tai Murray is a rising star of her generation, increasingly in demand for both recitals and orchestral engagements. She has performed on the stages of Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, Shanghai’s Concert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with a wide range of conductors and instrumentalists including Marin Alsop, Tai Murray Richard Goode, Alan Gilbert, Jaime Laredo, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Mitsuko Uchida. During the 2008-09 season, she returned to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and will make debuts with the Shanghai Symphony, London’s BBC Symphony and the BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras, among others. Recent debuts include the Atlanta and Dallas symphony orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as well as re-engagements with the Chicago, St. Louis and Baltimore symphony orchestras. Ms. Murray is also an avid recitalist having performed programs in Boston, Chicago, La Jolla, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Philadelphia with pianist Gilles Vonsattel. She returns this season to Philadelphia in collaboration with pianist Lambert Orkis, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Murray is a member of the conductorless East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). She has been on tour numerous times with Musicians from Marlboro and was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II (2004-06). A native of Chicago, Ms. Murray studied with Yuval Yaron and Franco Gulli at Indiana University and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Ms. Murray is currently a BBC New Generation Artist (2008-2010). She performs on a violin dated 2007, made for her by distinguished and extraordinary luthier, Mario Miralles.
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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.
ASOsupport 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 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 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 deForest F. Jurkiewicz* Herb & Hazel Karp
Anne Morgan & Jim Kelley Bob Kinsey James W. & Mary Ellen* Kitchell Paul Kniepkamp, Jr. Miss Florence Kopleff Ouida Hayes Lanier Liz & Jay* Levine Jane Little Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr. Nell Galt & Will D. Magruder K Maier John W. Markham, III Ann Bernard Martin* Mr. Michael McDowell* Dr. Michael S. McGarry Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGinnis Vera A. Milner* Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin Roger B. Orloff Dr. Bernard & Sandra Palay Bill Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr. Janet M. Pierce Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. William L. & Lucia Fairlie Pulgram Carl J. Reith* Edith Goodman Rhodes* Vicki J. & Joe A. Riedel Dr. Shirley E. Rivers
Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Sauser Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Ms. Polly G. Fraser Edward G. Scruggs Dr. & Mrs. George P. Sessions W. Griggs Shaefer, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shaw* Charles H. Siegel* Mr. & Mrs. H. Hamilton Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Margo Sommers* Elliott Sopkin Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Daniel D. Stanley* Peter James Stelling C. Mack* & Mary Rose Taylor Jed Thompson Steven R. Tunnell Mary E. Van Valkenburgh Mrs. Anise C. Wallace* Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Richard S. White, Jr. Hubert H. Whitlow, Jr. Sue & Neil Williams Mrs. Frank L. Wilson, Jr. Elin M. Winn* Joni Winston George & Camille Wright Mr.* & Mrs. Charles R. Yates Anonymous (12)
THE LEARNING COMMUNITY Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Talent Development Program, Azira G. Hill Scholarship Endowment Fund, Concerts for Young People, Family Concerts, Conversations of Note
The Goizueta Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
GE Energy John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation
Bank of America The Coca-Cola Company William Randolph Hearst Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr. MetLife Music for Life Initiative Monica (Kaufman) Pearson & John E. Pearson, Sr. Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation Publix Super Markets & Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Margaret & Bob Reiser Jay & Arthur Richardson
AGL Resources Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation Marcia & John Donnell Cree & Frazer Durrett The Green Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. The Pittulloch Foundation John C. Portman, Jr. Simmons Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Aaron EZ Agape Foundation Dr. Margo A. Brinton & Mr. Eldon Park Cynthia & Donald Carson Mr. & Mrs. David Gould Mrs. Mary C. Gramling Kraft Foods, Inc.
Aaron & Joyce Johnson Mr. & Mrs. William Lamar, Jr. Ms. Malinda C. Logan Mr. & Mrs. Howatt E. Mallinson Dr. Emily A. Massey $2,500+ Dr. Joanne R. Nurss Elinor Rosenberg Breman* Dr. & Mrs. Travis Paige Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Ginden Mr. & Mrs. Howard Palefsky Lincoln Financial Foundation Ms. Margaret H. Petersen Links Inc., Azalea City Chapter Ms. Elise T. Phillips Erich & Suzette Randolph $1,000+ Mr. Herman J. Russell, Sr. Madeline & Howell E. Adams, Jr. Michael & Lovette Russell Claire & Hubie Brown Stephanie & H. Jerome Russell Suzanne & Willard Shull Dr. Eric & Nancy Brown Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Sullivan Dr. Sheri D. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Troy Sharon, Lindsay & Gordon Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Wasserman Dr. John O. Gaston Mr. Mack Wilbourn & Dr. Gloria S. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Greer The Honorable Judge Glenda A. Hatchett Ms. Joy G. Howard Isaiah & Hellena Huntley Tidwell The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Ms. Joni Winston
* Scholarships for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra tuition are made possible through the Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellowship.
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ASOsupport The volunteer organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Board Kathleen (Suzy) Wasserman President Leslie Petter Advisor Judy Schmidt Parliamentarian Alison Mimms Secretary
Belinda Massafra Treasurer Joanne Lincoln Historian Janis Eckert Nominating Chair Elba McCue VP Adminstration Honey Corbin VP Public Relations
Glee Lamb VP Membership Martha Perrow Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Sylvia Davidson VP Youth Education Yetty Arp & Martha Perrow ASA Spring Luncheon
April Conaway & Annie York Trujillo ASA Night at the Symphony Camille Kesler Newsletter Editor Sylvia Davidson & Dr. Mary Francis Early Target Family Day Brooke Merrill Fall Membership Party
Pat King Directory Editor Nancy Levitt Ambassador’s Desk Camille Yow & Leslie Petter VP Annual Fund Dr. Mary Francis Early VP Outreach
Events 2009 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Diamond Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Platinum Bovis Lend Lease St. Regis Atlanta Ticket Sponsor Springer Mountain Farms
Gold Boxwoods Comcast Encore Atlanta Magazine Jackson Spalding Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead Silver Phipps Plaza
Bronze Closets & More Conceirge Services of Atlanta Designer Previews Flora by John Grady Burns Laubmann Rector, Inc. Landscape Architecture & Land Planning
Olde Savannah Flooring, Inc Preprint Rabun Rasche Rector & Reece Architects Swoozie’s
2008 Atlanta Symphony Ball corporate Sponsors Phoenix Delta Air Lines Platinum Invesco Coca-Cola Company Diamond Mednikow Jewelers Gold Beacham & Company, Realtors A Legendary Event UPS Silver AGL Resources AirTran Airways Alston & Bird LLP AT&T Georgia Caren West PR Cayo Espanto Island Resort
BenefactorS Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Antinori Lisa & Joe Bankoff GOLD Jan & Gus Bennett Stephanie & Arthur Blank Chris & Merry Carlos Cynthia & Donald Carson Silver Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Shannon & Phillip Cave Michelle & David Crosland Monica & John S. Mr. & Mrs. Jere A. Pearson, Sr. Bronze Drummond Ms. Joni Winston Adorno & Yoss Mary D. Gellerstedt Buckingham Portraits Bronze Frannie & Bill Graves Flat Creek Lodge Jesse & Azira G. Hill Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross King & Spalding LLP Gail & Loren Starr Veronique Krafft-Jones Magick Lantern Patty & Doug Reid & Baxter Jones Printpack, Inc. & Mr. & Mrs. Manuel The Gay & Erskine Hosts Kaloyannides Love Foundation Victoria & Howard Jeff Mango The Ranches at Belt Creek Palefsky Lawrence E. Mock, Jr. William & Judith Vogel The Yachts of Seabourn Susan Bell & Patrick Morris Media sponsor The Atlantan Cisco Neiman Marcus Siemens Energy & Automation Southern Company Sutherland Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Lynn & Galen Oelkers Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Leslie & Skip Petter Patty & Doug Reid Margaret & Bob Reiser Jay & Arthur Richardson John & Kyle Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Baker A. Smith Annie York Trujillo & Raul F. Trujillo Adair & Dick White Mary & Felker Ward
2007 AIRTRAN ASO Golf Classic Tournament 2009 AIRTRAN ASO Golf Classic Tournament
title Sponsor AirTran Airways Reception Sponsors Blackberry Verizon Wireless Four-person Team & Hole Sponsor Atlanta Braves Radio Network Atlanta Falcons Coca-Cola Company
Four-person Team Sponsor Auburn ISP Sports Network Beck EMC Corporation HKS Architects Signal Point System Turner Construction Two-person Team & Hole Sponsor: ZWJ Investment Counsel
Two-person Team Sponsor Alston & Bird Argus Benefits Brasfield & Gorrie Jones Day Nokia SunTrust Bank Sutherland Parsons Brinckerhoff
Hole Sponsor: Asurion ATC Associates, Inc. Cosentini Associates Credit Suisse Cushman & Wakefield Dennis Taylor & Co., Inc. Gwinnett Chamber Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. Morgan Stanley Nordmark Consulting Group
North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Pathbuilders, Inc. Sasaki Associates, Inc. The Shumacher Group Troutman Sanders LLP Wilmington Trust
Patron Circle of Stars
By investing $15,000 or more in the Woodruff Arts Center and its four divisions – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – these outstanding annual corporate campaign donors helped us raise more than $8.6 million in 2008–09. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company ★★★★★★★★★★★ $450,000+ Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
SunTrust Employees & Directed Funds Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Woolford Charitable Trust Fund
★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★★★ $100,000+ $400,000+ Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. AirTran Airways Alston & Bird LLP ★★★★★★★★★★ Bank of America $300,000+ Holder Construction Company ING Cox Interests Cox Enterprises Kaiser Permanente (Atlanta JournalKing & Spalding LLP Constitution, WSB-TV, KPMG LLP, Partners & Cox Radio Group Atlanta, Employees James M. Cox Foundation) The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Honorable Anne Tull Charitable Foundation Cox Chambers The Wachovia Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore The David, Helen & Marian Foundation Woodward Fund UPS ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Equifax Inc. & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kilpatrick Stockton LLP PricewaterhouseCoopers Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc.
★★★★★★ $75,000+ The Home Depot Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Foundation Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Regions Financial Corporation Toshiba American Nuclear Energy Corp. Westinghouse ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Cisco Citi Foundation and Citi businesses of Primerica
Citi Smith Barney CitiFinancial Corporate Investment Bank Coca-Cola Enterprises The Delta Airlines Foundation Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion GE Energy Kia Motors America, Inc. Kimberly-Clark Corporation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Sutherland Waffle House, Inc. The Zeist Foundation, Inc. ★★★★ $35,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Balch & Bingham LLP Lisa & Joe Bankoff Brysan Utilities Contractors, Inc. Drummond Company, Inc. INVESCO PLC J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust Siemens Harris A. Smith Spartan Constructors LLC Troutman Sanders LLP Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. ★★★ $25,000+ Assurant Atlanta Companies Assurant Solutions Assurant Specialty Property Atlanta Foundation BB&T Corporation BDO Seidman, LLP Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein Capital Guardian Trust Company
Woodruff Arts Center Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra High Museum of Art Young Audiences A. D. Correll Crawford & Company DuPont Mr. & Mrs. Mike Garrett Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation, Inc. Grant Thornton LLP IBM Corporation The Imlay Foundation, Inc. IntercontinentalExchange JPMorgan Private Bank Philip I. Kent Foundation The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Kelly Loeffler & Jeffrey Sprecher McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. Noonan Family Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Mary & Craig Ramsey Rock-Tenn Company SCANA Energy Shaw Nuclear Services Southwire Company Towers Perrin Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ★★ $15,000+ 22squared, inc. ACE Charitable Foundation Air2Web, Inc. Alcatel-Lucent Arcapita Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Atlanta Marriott Marquis Bain & Company, Inc. Julie & Jim Balloun Beaulieu Group, LLC Katharine & Russell Bellman Foundation Vicki & Gerry Benjamin
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Bovis Lend Lease Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch Bradley-Turner Foundation, Inc. Buck Consultants Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Cousins Properties Incorporated Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. DLA Piper Duke Realty Corporation Exposition Foundation, Inc. Ford & Harrison LLP John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Trane Companies, Inc. Mr. James B. Hannan Harland Clarke The Howell Fund, Inc. Hunton & Williams ICS Contract Services, LLC Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester J. Mack Robinson Interests Mr. & Mrs. Tom O. Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation David & Jennifer Kahn Family Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Lanier Parking Solutions Barbara W. & Bertram L. Levy Fund Ron Lipham — UC/Synergetic Livingston Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Manulife Financial Morgan Stanley MWV Food & Beverage Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Tara Perry Pickard Chilton Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Pizzuti Companies Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation David M. Ratcliffe Raymond James Financial, Inc. Restaurant Associates Spencer Stuart Karen & John Spiegel Staples Superior Essex Inc. Mark & Susan Tomlinson Family Fund Turner Construction Company United Distributors, Inc. US Foodservice/Atlanta Vertical Systems Group, Inc./ Atlantic Financial Services, Inc. WATL/WXIA/Gannett Foundation Watson Wyatt Worldwide Weswood Foundation John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Sue & Neil Williams Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation
*As of August 1, 2009
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Tickets are $65.50 each. Patron tickets also are available for $100 each, and include a preshow dinner with special appearances by Santa Claus and the Rockettes in The Fox Theatreâ€™s Egyptian Ballroom. Space is limited. Visit www.choa.org/rockettes for more information and to order tickets online.
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ASO Gospel Christmas December 4 & 5 Join the roof-raising ASO Gospel Choir, comprised of leading singers from metro Atlanta churches and directed by Leroy Henderson, in traditional and contemporary songs from the soul. Conductor Chelsea Tipton II, a popular fixture at Gospel Christmas in recent years, guides the ASO.
A Kidâ€™s Christmas December 6 & 13 A Kidâ€™s Christmas presents the uplifting story of Second Chance Christmas, an Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra commission and a favorite of audiences. Snowbound in Second Chance, a small, depressed villiage that has forgotten Christmas, the ASYO rallies around the town, which rediscovers the joys of the holiday, thanks to the exuberance and positivity of the youthful players. This heartwarming, new Christmas classic is told in Dr. Seuss-like rhyme.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 3PM PRE-CONCERT TALK 2PM Tim Vogler, violin Frank Reinecke, violin Stefan Fehlandt, viola Stephan Forck, cello VOGLER QUARTET
“(The Vogler Quartet) plays with a wonderful expressive ease and warmth,” glows The Guardian. “Their performances are marvels of eloquent phrasing and subtle coordination – instinctive musicmaking of the very highest class.”
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By Ken Meltzer
ASO for the price of one! Some years ago, I had a life-threatening medical emergency, but Piedmont Hospital saved my life. Since then, I haven’t taken anything for granted. I am thankful to God for preserving my life. I am also thankful to Robert Shaw, Louis Lane, Yoel Levi, Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles for teaching the Atlanta Symphony the comprehensive repertoire that we play. We have recorded more contemporary 20thcentury music than any other orchestra in America. All of our conductors have challenged us, never allowing us to sit on our laurels. They have always broadened our horizons from A to Z. What piece would you most like to see included on a future ASO program?
Alice Anderson Oglesby First Violin When did you decide that you wanted to make concert music your career? When I saw two women perform—ASO bass player Jane Little, and violinist Teresa Harth (performing the Bach Double Concerto with her husband). I realized that both played as well as, or better than, all the men I had seen or heard. It was then that I realized that a musical career was within my grasp, or that at the very least, I should “go for it.” I have never turned down an opportunity to play or advance my repertoire. What changes have you seen during your tenure with the ASO? I have played in the ASO for 39 years on the violin and 25 years on the keyboard (piano, celeste, organ and harpsichord). I used to joke that I played five instruments for the
Quite a lot of repertoire, I would say. I particularly like the Mahler Symphony No. 6 we played this past April with Donald Runnicles. It showcases what our Orchestra is capable of. The Atlanta Symphony has accomplished in 60-plus years what took most American orchestras 150. “Bravo!” to all of my colleagues and staff. We are the Susan Boyles in America! I understand that you have a passion for dark chocolate! Would you be willing to share your secrets of where we can find the best in Atlanta? I am into more healthy snacks now. At Christmas time I found a popcorn company in Ohio and of course an orange and grapefruit company in Florida. Everyone knows the best chocolates come from Europe. I have not found a comparable company in Atlanta, although Godiva and chocolate truffles come close. Then there are purple chocolates that violist Marian Kent gets from Hershey’s Kisses. And violinist Martha Reaves Head always gives us [Hershey’s] Kisses for participating in Education Outreach. I guess I’m still a chocoholic!
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administrative staff Executive Allison Vulgamore President & Chief Executive Officer Evans Mirageas Director of Artistic Planning Martha M. Van Nouhuys Executive Assistant to the ASO Executive Office ADMINISTRATION John Sparrow Vice President for Orchestra Initiatives & General Manager Rachel Trignano Assistant to the VP for Orchestra Initiatives & General Manager Julianne Fish Orchestra Manager Nancy Crowder Operations/Rental Events Coordinator Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Ken Meltzer ASO Insider & Program Annotator Russell Williamson Orchestra Personnel Manager Susanne Watts Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Richard Carvlin Stage Manager Lela Huff Assistant Stage Manager
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Donald F. Fox Executive Vice President for Business Operations & Chief Financial Officer Aysha Siddique Assistant to the EVP for Business Operations & CFO Susan Ambo Controller Kim Hielsberg Director of Financial Planning & Analysis April Satterfield Senior Accountant Peter Dickson Staff Accountant Michael Richardson Venues Analyst Stephen Jones Symphony Store Manager Galina Rotbakh Symphony Store Sales Associate Popular Presentations Clay Schell General Manager Trevor Ralph General Manager and Senior Director of Operations Holly Clausen Director of Marketing Keri Musgraves Promotions Manager Lisa Eng Graphic Artist Chastain Park Amphitheater Tanner Smith Program Director Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Katie Daniel VIP Sales Manager Jenny Pollock Operations Manager Rebecca Gordon Box Office Manager
advancement & learning Paul W. Hogle Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Learning Tammie Taylor Assistant to the VP for Advancement & Learning Stephanie Malhotra Director of Advancement & Learning Services Rebecca Abernathy Donor Services Associate Major & Planned Giving Jessica Langlois Director of Leadership Gifts & Planned Giving Andrea Welna Major Gifts Officer Meredith Jackson Prospect Research Officer Annual, Institutional & Volunteer Services Sandy Smith Senior Director of Institutional Support & Partnerships Corey Cowart Corporate Relations Manager Toni Paz Director of Individual Giving Maya Robinson Patron Partnership Gifts Officer Andrea Mendez Patron Development Officer Celeste Pendarvis Director of Volunteer Services & Special Events Sarah Turner Special Events Coordinator Jennifer Upton Volunteer Project Manager ASO Learning Community Melanie Darby Director of Education Programming Sandy Smith Director of Development Elizabeth Wilson Director of Student Musician Development Lindsay Fisher Learning Community Specialist; Ensembles Coordinator
MARKETING & CONCERT PROMOTIONS Charles Wade Vice President for Marketing & Audience Engagement Alesia Banks Director of Customer Service & Season Tickets Nellie Cummins Group & Corporate Sales Associate Rebecca Enright Subscription & Education Sales Assistant Janice Hay Senior Director of Marketing Meko Hector Office & Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Jefferson Interactive Media Manager Melanie Kite Subscription Office Manager Shelby Moody Group & Corporate Sales Coordinator Seth Newcom Database Administrator Robert Phipps Publications Director Melissa A. E. Sanders Director of Public & Media Relations Karl Schnittke Publications Editor Robin Smith Group & Corporate Sales Assistant Laura Soldati Publicist Russell Wheeler Group & Corporate Sales Manager Christina Wood Marketing Manager
At Lovett, we’ve set the stage— and the standard—for creative excellence.
We offer more than 50 classes in the visual and performing arts, as well as private lessons, all taught by professional artists. Come to our Open House and explore the arts at Lovett— just one component of our whole education for the whole child.
Open House Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, K–Grade 12
The Lovett School practices a nondiscriminatory admission policy. Financial aid is available.
4075 Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30327-3099 ■ (404) 262-3032 ■ www.lovett.org
General info LATE SEATING Latecomers are seated at the discretion of house management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Latecomers may be initially seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE All programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are accessible to people with disabilities. Please call the box office (404.733.5000) to make advance arrangements. SYMPHONY STORE The ASOâ€™s gift shop is located in the galleria and offers a wide variety of items, ranging from ASO recordings and music-related merchandise to t-shirts and mugs. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
THE ROBERT SHAW ROOM The ASO invites donors who contribute at least $1,750 annually to become members of this private salon for cocktails and dining on concert evenings â€” private rentals available. Call 404.733.4860. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Concert Hotline 404.733.4949 (Recorded information) Symphony Hall Box Office 404.733.5000 Ticket Donations/Exchanges 404.733.5000 Subscription Information/Sales 404.733.4800 Group Sales 404.733.4848 Atlanta Symphony Associates 404.733.4865 (Volunteers) Educational Programs 404.733.5038 Youth Orchestra 404.733.4870 Box Office TTD Number 404.733.4303 Services for People 404.733-5000 with Special Needs 404.733.4800 Lost and Found 404.733.4225 Symphony Store 404.733.4345
Ticket Info CAN’T ATTEND A CONCERT? If you can’t use or exchange your tickets, please pass them on to friends or return them to the box office for resale. To donate tickets, please phone 404.733.5000 before the concert begins. A receipt will be mailed to you in January acknowledging the value of all tickets donated for resale during the year. SINGLE TICKETS Call 404.733.5000 Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 8 pm; Sat. – Sun., Noon – 8 pm. Service charge applies. Phone orders are filled on a bestavailable basis. www.atlantasymphony.org Order any time, any day! Service charge applies. Allow two to three weeks for delivery. For orders received less than two weeks prior to the concert, tickets will be held at the box office. Woodruff Arts Center Box Office Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 8 pm; Sat. – Sun., Noon – 8 pm. 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% 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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Happy Anniversary! 1 65 YEARS YOUNG Robert Spano conducted the “Pathétique,” Tchaikovsky’s last and greatest symphony, and Garrick Ohlsson performed Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, the fabled “Rach 3,” before a full house to open the Orchestra’s 65th-anniversary season on September 24. Pre- and post-concert events added to the exuberance of a special evening. 2 (left to right) Patron Partnership Chair Judy Helriegel, Appassionato member Jeanne Neal, and Anne Marie White, the wife of ASO Board member John White, enjoy the moment. 3 (left to right) Blank Foundation Trustee Kenny Blank, ASO President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Molly Blank, Kenny’s grandmother, celebrate the occasion. 4 Maestro Spano (center) greets ASO Board Counselor Anne Lester and her husband, Bill Lester. 3
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