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Chairman’s Message In 2012-2013, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will embark on a new three-year focus in programming called Mischief in Music: Wit, Insolence and Insurrection. Maestro Christopher Zimmerman says, “There are so many pieces that speak to the playfulness of music, and also to its ability to rouse complex emotions. I’m looking forward to exploring the theme over the next three years.” Welcome to our performance, and thank you for your patronage. We are delighted you are here! The FSO will continue its tradition of strong and diverse programming as it explores this theme throughout the season. Highlights will include an all-Beethoven concert featuring the violin concerto, an all-Strauss concert contrasting the music of Johann and Richard Strauss, and a celebration of the anniversary years of both Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, with an evening of opera arias and overtures to end the season. The FSO will present the East Coast premiere of a co-commissioned piece to begin the season, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Shadows” for piano and orchestra, and the Virginia premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff ’s Flute Concerto in January. We hope that you will join us for many of these spectacular performances. We welcome you to attend our pre-concert lectures prior to each performance at 7:00 p.m. The Fairfax Symphony is pleased to introduce its new Symphony Society this season! Your contributions help sustain the FSO’s high quality programming and community outreach in the Northern Virginia region. A donation of $50 or more will make you eligible for an assortment of membership benefits, including reserved seating at our pre-concert lectures, free beverage coupons, free parking, and more. Every pledge makes a difference, whether $50 or $5,000. See the FSO staff in the lobby or contact them in the office to make a contribution. Your support is crucial to our success. Once again, welcome to the FSO. We hope you enjoy the concert!

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7 2012-2013 Season Calendar

12 Concert Program

9 FSO Board and Staff

18 2012–2013 Annual Fund

11 Meet Maestro Christopher Zimmerman

22 Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Roster

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2012–2013 Season September 22, 2012 Jeffrey Biegel, piano

January 19, 2013 Christina Jennings, flute

ADAMS: The Chairman Dances ZWILICH: Shadows for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast Premiere) BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F Major

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute LESHNOFF: Flute Concerto (Virginia Premiere) IVES: The Unanswered Question BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director Reviewing Christopher Zimmerman’s debut concert with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in May 2009, Mark Estren of the Washington Post writes, “Zimmerman pushed the strings and they delivered beautifully... He paid close attention not only to sarcasm and grotesquerie but also to soft passages – this orchestra can handle quietude, but few conductors ask it to.” Zimmerman’s direction of the orchestra led to his immediate appointment as its new Music Director. In July, 2011, he was announced as the first-prize winner of the “American Conducting Prize” in the professional orchestra category. Mr. Zimmerman graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Music, and received his Master’s from the University of Michigan. He also studied with Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, and at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine with Charles Bruck. Zimmerman served as an apprentice to Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony and in Prague, as assistant conductor to Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Committed to, and passionate about, the standard repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries, Zimmerman is also a champion of contemporary music, having conducted to date more than 25 premieres (local and world) by such eminent


composers as William Bolcom, Martin Bresnick, Michael Colgrass, Avner Dorman, Christopher Rouse, Bright Sheng, Judith Weir and Nebojse Zivkovic. Mr. Zimmerman’s conducting career began with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was followed by engagements with the London Symphony and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He has since guest-conducted orchestras in most areas of the world including Western and Eastern Europe, China, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, and South America. In 1989, he was appointed Music Director of the City of London Chamber Orchestra and in 1993 he was appointed to the Faculty of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as Music Director, Cincinnati Concert Orchestra. He has previously held Music Director positions with the Symphony of Southeast Texas and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and has maintained his commitment to teaching by co-leading the Rose City Conductors’ Workshop in Portland, Oregon, every summer since its inception in 2005. Mr. Zimmerman returns regularly to the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival in Virginia where he is a favored guest conductor of the Festival Orchestra and its audiences. Prior to his appointment at the FSO, Zimmerman held the Primrose Fuller Chair of Orchestral Studies at the Hartt School from 1999-2009. He debuts this season as guest conductor with the New Haven Symphony and Illinois Philharmonic.

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Notes in Brief In his early career John Adams was influenced by the trend called “Minimalism” (exemplified by the work of Philip Glass and Steve Reich), but his artistic growth took him in different directions. His mature work synthesizes a wide variety of influences including jazz, pop music, Far Eastern and Latin American cultural elements, as well as the legacy of the familiar European symphonic tradition. Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, is notable for her remarkable facility and the consistent personality exhibited in her works. Her commissions have come from many of the world’s eminent institutions and ensembles, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, and dozens of others. If one person were to be named “Renaissance Man of American Music,” it would most likely be Leonard Bernstein. His enormous influence on musical life and composition in this country derived from his success in the roles of conductor, composer, teacher, author, lecturer, pianist, and tv personality. George Gershwin arose from the same RussianJewish-immigrant-raisedin-New-York background that also produced Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein, among others. He was a child prodigy who began playing piano professionally at 15, published his first song at 16, and had his first original show on Broadway at 22.

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September 22, 2012 – 8:00 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Jeffrey Biegel, piano

ADAMS The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) ZWILICH

Shadows, for piano and orchestra – East Coast Premiere

Jeffrey Biegel

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Three Dance Episodes from On the Town 1. The Great Lover 2. Lonely Town (Pas de deux) 3. Times Square, 1944


Piano Concerto in F Major 1. Allegro 2. Adagio 3. Allegro agitato

Jeffrey Biegel

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Program Notes JOHN ADAMS (b. 1947) The Chairman Dances The name John Adams may be familiar to local audiences for three reasons: The FSO performance of his Violin Concerto in November 2010; his acclaimed Kennedy Center residency and guest conducting appearances with the National Symphony; and his general reputation as a gifted, imaginative, and highly respected contemporary composer. In 1985 he interrupted work on his first opera, Nixon in China, to fulfill a commission from the American Composers Orchestra and the National Endowment for the Arts. Indulging in the time-honored practice of self-borrowing, he took ideas from the opera (which went on to become one of the most acclaimed and influential stage works of the past century) and elaborated them into a 12-minute concert piece he subtitled “Foxtrot for Orchestra.” The formal title echoes a stage direction: In the opera a portrait of Chairman Mao comes to life, and the character steps onto the stage to dance a somewhat bizarre foxtrot with his wife. The composer intends this music as a kind of “cabaret number,” by turns nostalgic, humorous, and satirical (especially with its implied comparison of Chairman and Madame Mao to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers). ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH (b. 1939) Shadows Trying to do justice to the career of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich would take far more space than is available here. Suffice it to say that she is one of the most honored of living composers, with a list of prestigious commissions and premieres that would flatter anyone. She gained widespread attention as the first woman awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music (1983, for her Symphony No. 1), and was chosen as the first person to occupy the new Composer Chair at Carnegie Hall. Like most composers she had piano training from childhood, and played both violin and jazz trumpet as well. When she moved to New York City for advanced study in composition she sup-


ported herself as a free-lance violinist, notably in the American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski; that alone testifies to her accomplishments as a performing musician. Thanks to her own significant experience in orchestras, Zwilich’s music is idiomatic and highly effective for all instruments and ensembles. Thus she has frequently been commissioned to write concertos, and her catalogue features showpieces for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, violin, and violin plus cello. According to her publisher: “Shadows is Ellen Zwilich’s fifth piano concerto – the second… composed for pianist Jeffrey Biegel… The composer describes Shadows as a work evoking the recollection of ancestral, religious, and cultural roots in people’s constant migration. The final movement reflects the triumph of the human spirit over natural and man-made disasters.” The Fairfax Symphony is proud to be a member of the international consortium that commissioned Shadows; its world premiere was given in October 2011 by the Louisiana Philharmonic and the dedicatee, Jeffrey Biegel. The work is scored for small orchestra with one percussionist. This restriction on the amount of tonal color and special effects keeps the focus on thematic development and the rhythmic interplay between soloist and orchestra. A high degree of unity results from the consistent use of a small set of readily recognizable motifs, the most prominent of which is the very first chord (containing both major and minor thirds, it is closely related to jazz harmony in ways that quickly become explicit). Movement I is marked “tranquillo” (quiet, peaceful) but from the beginning there is an underlying element of tension and unease. The tempo is extremely slow, almost funereal, as the melodic phrases build to an anguished climax. Percussive sounds begin as reinforcement and punctuation, but as the music progresses the percussionist assumes a prominent role, almost that of a secondary soloist. This becomes evident at the start of the second movement, where – although the tempo marking is exactly the same as in

the first – the rhythmic figures in the drums suggest a tempo twice as fast. The composer’s fascination with jazz is quickly made clear with a strutting ostinato figure for low strings and a bluesy duet for horn and English horn. Melodically the movement is concerned mostly with a working-out of the intervals and figures heard at the very beginning of Movement I, and like the first it ends very quietly. The finale is marked to be played twice as fast as its predecessors, with a high level of energy established by drums and a double-time version for the piano of the low strings’ strutting ostinato, combined with the major-minor chord that has become a fingerprint of this music. A free-wheeling, almost raucous mood develops as wind instruments contribute jazzy licks and a two-chord punctuation figure appears, one that will be immediately recognized by listeners familiar with the Gershwin concerto to be heard later. The soloist has ample opportunities to show off his finger speed, while the very busy percussionist adds exotic color with three pitched hand-drums. The tempo slackens briefly for a reminiscence of the work’s opening sounds and mood, then resumes and presses forward to an exuberant finish. LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Three Dance Episodes from On the Town In April 1944, just months before his sensational conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic (substituting at the last moment for an indisposed Bruno Walter), Leonard Bernstein was making his mark on Broadway. Working with choreographer Jerome Robbins, Bernstein had composed Fancy Free, a highly successful ballet about three sailors on shore leave in New York City. While it was still running, they decided that the concept could be adapted for a musical, and with the help of Betty Comden and Adolph Green (who provided a libretto and song lyrics) they expanded the story line to create a full-length Broadway show. On the Town opened on December 28 of the same year; remarkably, Bernstein had composed all new music for the score. It was a genuine hit, running for 463 performances. Early in the show, one of the sailors


falls hopelessly in love when he sees a poster of “Miss Turnstiles,” the subway girl of the month. The first movement is a comic number in which he dreams of seducing her with his personal charms, including his vigorous dancing. “Lonely Town” is a musical evocation of solitude in the big city. For its finale, the suite returns to the brash sounds that capture the sights and moods of Times Square. GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Piano Concerto in F Major The wildly successful 1924 introduction of Rhapsody in Blue was more a matter of public enthusiasm and notoriety than of critical accolades, for indeed most of the published reviews were skeptical or cautiously optimistic about this “marriage of jazz and classical music.” But one professional in attendance who took careful note of the audience’s reaction was Walter Damrosch, conductor of the New York Symphony Orchestra (a forerunner of the Philharmonic). He saw the potential for a crowd-pleasing novelty and commissioned a full-scale concerto that the composer himself would premiere on December 3, 1925. Both Gershwin’s naïveté and his self-confidence are reflected in the fact that he agreed to a lead-time of only seven months (the contract was signed in late April of that year) and the documented fact that, once he realized how little he knew about large-scale forms, he went out and purchased a text to learn how to construct a concerto. Liszt and Tchaikovsky are often cited as influences on the Concerto in F, but an equally strong claim can be made for Rachmaninoff, who reportedly attended the first performance of the Rhapsody and whose piano concertos were already much admired. Certainly the lush textures, gorgeous romantic themes, and kinetic energy found here owe some of their inspiration to the Russian’s second and third concertos; but there are distinctively American touches throughout, including all that percussion in the fanfare-like introduction and especially the catchy rhythms of the outer movements. To his credit, although he had not yet learned the arts of development of themes and transition

between them, Gershwin proved a remarkably quick study in orchestration – for where the Rhapsody had been orchestrated for him by Ferde Grofé, the colorful scoring of the Concerto was his own work, and is full of distinctive touches. The concerto announces its populist stance with an introduction that immediately juxtaposes portentous timpani strokes with jazzy phrases in the winds. The soloist enters with a relaxed, ruminative tune that forms the actual main theme; when the tempo quickens we hear the livelier second theme, featuring syncopated rhythms derived from a “dance craze” of the period, the Charleston. These materials are manipulated according to a rough sonata plan, leading to the expected fortissimo restatement of the main theme and an emphatic close. A brief, quiet phrase for solo horn begins the Adagio, setting the stage for the trumpet to sing the first theme of what amounts to a blues nocturne. (This passage is marked to be played muted, but with a velvet cloth or bag over the bell of the instrument


instead of the familiar straight mute or cup mute, so as to produce a softer, more veiled tone.) A jaunty, more animated tune emerges, with sardonic touches along the way (little asides by muted brass, and trombone glissandos), reminding us again of the composer’s allegiance to Tin Pan Alley. The impetuous, driving spirit of the finale’s main theme is spelled out in its rapidfire repeated notes. It may well have been this display of virtuosity that motivated the compliments Gershwin told friends he received after the concert from two of the world’s alltime great pianists, Rachmaninoff and Josef Hoffman. Revisiting themes and motifs from the previous movements gives the concerto a unified quality, showing that Gershwin had absorbed the necessity for balancing unity with variety. The work comes to a powerful close with some impressive passage-work for the soloist and new twists on the bouncy dance rhythms previously introduced. © 2012 Frank M. Hudson

Meet the Artist Jeffery Biegel, piano Jeffrey Biegel is one of today’s most respected artists, with a multi-faceted career as a pianist, recording artist, composer and arranger. His electrifying technique and mesmerizing touch has received critical acclaim and praise worldwide. Born a secondgeneration American, Mr. Biegel’s roots are of Russian and Austrian heritage. Until the age of three, Mr. Biegel could neither hear nor speak, until corrected by surgery. The ‘reverse Beethoven’ phenomenon can explain Mr. Biegel’s life in music, having heard only vibrations in his formative years. Known for his standard-setting performances of the traditional repertoire, Mr. Biegel’s recent performances include a global webcast with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and William Bolcom’s Prometheus. Tonight’s performance of Shadows for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is a co-commission with eight orchestras across the United States, which received its world premiere with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra last season. His recent recordings include ‘A Steinway Christmas Album’ and ‘Bach On A Steinway’ for the Steinway label, Leroy Anderson’s ‘Concerto in C’, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s ‘Millennium Fantasy’ and ‘Peanuts Gallery,’ a solo cd of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ for Naxos, ‘Classical Carols’ for Koch and the Complete Sonatas by Mozart on the E1 label. Jeffrey Biegel’s career has been marked by bold, creative achievements. In the late 1990’s, he initiated the first live internet recitals in New York and Amsterdam, and assembled a consortium of more than 25 orchestras to celebrate the millennium with the premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s


Millennium Fantasy for piano and orchestra. In 2006, Mr. Biegel joined 18 co-commissioning orchestras for Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra, which was composed exclusively for him. He has played premieres of new works and arrangements with the Boston Pops, New York Pops, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, as well as the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Indianapolis, and Harrisburg, among others. Mr. Biegel’s published works include The World In Our Hands (Hal Leonard), Christmas In A Minute (Hal Leonard), The Twelve Days of Christmas (Hal Leonard), Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain (Hal Leonard), Hanukah Fantasy (Hal Leonard), Different Kind of Hero (Carl Fischer), and Elegy of Anne Boleyn (Carl Fischer). His most recent composition is There Shines a Light Ahead for SATB chorus, soprano soloist and piano, which received its world premiere in 2011 by the Mt. Sinai High School Choir in New York.

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Fairfax Symphony present All-American concert - Saturday, September 22, 2012  

The Fairfax Symphony opens its three-year exploration of “Mischief in Music” on Saturday, September 22, 2012, with a concert of all-American...