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Monte Perkins, Conductor presents

“ROMAN HOLIDAY”

January 27, 2013 3:00 PM Pabst Theater 144 E. Wells

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progr a m Roman Carnival Overture.....................................................................................................Hector Berlioz Pines of Rome................................................................................................................. Ottorino Respighi 1. “The Pines of Villa Borghese” (Allegretto vivace). 2. “Pines Near a Catacomb” (Lento). 3. “The Pines of the Janiculum” (Lento). 4. “The Pines of the Appian Way” (Tempo di marcia). Intermission “Roma” Symphony................................................................................................................ Georges Bizet 1. Andante tranquillo. 2. Allegro molto. 3. Andante molto. 4. Allegro vivacissimo.

F C S W E L C OM E S S P E C I A L G U E S T S SUPER READERS---children who have earned free tickets for themselves and their families by participating in Milwaukee Public Library’s SUPER READERS program. PAJAMA JAMBOREE FANS---families who attend our children’s “pops” concerts and earn an opportunity to ‘sample’ one of our “Symphony Sundays” programs.

CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION PARTICIPANTS—Young music students who have participated in CMA’s audition for scholarship awards have received a complimentary pass for themselves and their family to enjoy great music, well performed at a ”Symphony Sundays” concert of their choice. of participants in the history of the competition and 51 of those participants practiced every day.

***Festival City Symphony is a member organization of Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras, the Creative Alliance, VISIT Milwaukee, an affiliate member of UPAF, and a program partner at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. FCS made the Business Journal’s “Book of Lists” 2002 – 2007, 2010, and 2012.*** 2

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T H A N K S TO O U R S PO N S OR S Festival City Symphony would like to take this opportunity to thank its sponsors, without whom these programs would not take place.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Franklyn and Barbara Esenberg Fund

F E S T I VA L C I T Y S Y MP H O N Y Conductor/Artistic Director...............................................................................................Monte Perkins Executive Director................................................................................................................. Linda E. Jones Education Director..................................................................................................................Jayne Perkins Artist and Development Coordinator............................................................... Lesley Conger-Hatch Librarian.................................................................................................................................. Christine Treter Assistant Librarians.......................................................................................Robert and Martha Kriefall Board of Directors Franklyn Esenberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Theodore Zimmer, Secretary/ Treasurer JoAnn Norris Charlane O’Rourke Robert Stack

presents

Music of XVi and XVii century england saturday, february 2, 2013 @ 7:30pm St. Paul Episcopal Church, 914 East Knapp St. - downtown Milwaukee

Baroque coMposers of Venice saturday, March 2, 2013 @ 7:30pm St. Robert Catholic Church, 2200 E Capitol Dr. - Shorewood www.CamerataMilwaukee.com

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c o n d ucto r ’ s n o tes For our first concert of the new year we present three works depicting the geography and life in the Eternal City, Rome. Two of these works may be familiar to you, but the third will give you the opportunity to make a new friend. Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) premiered his grand opera “Benvenuto Cellini” in 1838, based on the adventurous life of the Italian sculptor and goldsmith. It was an unmitigated disaster and Berlioz himself recalled “it was hissed with admirable energy and unanimity”. Revising it, he wrote a new overture designed to be a prelude to the second act. He chose two themes from the opera: a saltarello used as a grand carnival dance; and an aria by Benvenuto “O Teresa, vous que j’aime” now an expressive English horn solo later played by the bassoons as the saltarello rollicks in the strings. Attitudes toward the opera remained, but the new section, now called “Roman Carnival Overture” had to be repeated at its concert premiere in 1844 and has remained one of Berlioz’ most popular works. The symphonic poem “The Pines of Rome” is the second of a trilogy of works written by Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936) each celebrating some aspect of the Eternal City. “Pines” was premiered in 1924 in Italy and given its first American performance two years later by none other than Arturo Toscanini. The four connected sections were described by the composer in the preface to the score: I. The Pines of the Villa Borghese. Children are at play in the pine groves of the Villa Borghese; they dance around in circles, they play at soldiers, marching and fighting, they are wrought up by their own cries like swallows in the evening, they come and go in swarms. Suddenly the scene changes, and II. Pines Near A Catacomb. We see the shades of the pine-trees fringing the entrance to a catacomb. From the depth rises the sound of mournful psalm singing, floating through the air like a solemn hymn, and gradually and mysteriously dispersing. III. The Pines of the Janiculum. A quiver runs through the air: the pine-trees of the Janiculum stand distinctly outlined in the clear light of a full moon. A nightingale is singing. IV. The Pines of the Appian Way. Misty dawn on the Appian Way: solitary pine-trees guarding the magic landscape; the muffled, ceaseless rhythm of unending footsteps. The poet has a fantastic vision of bygone glories: trumpets sound and, in the brilliance of the newly-risen sun, a consular army bursts forth towards the Sacred Way mounting in triumph to the Capitol. We conclude today’s concert with another work by a Frenchman. Many French composers wrote music in homage to Italy as one of the important composition awards for many years in France was the Prix de Rome, entitling its winner to spend two or more years in Italy, studying music, art, architecture and history. The winner in 1857 was Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875), who dutifully spent from 1857 – 1860 there. His “Roma” can be called either a symphonic suite or a symphony. It was composed over not less than eleven years and revised after that. Indeed, there was no performance of the full work during Bizet’s lifetime although the individual movements were played. “Roma” was not performed in the current form and revision until 1875, shortly after his death. To take our concert full circle, Bizet called “Roma’s” final movement “The Carnival of Rome”. We hope you enjoy our visit to the Eternal City today and will join us on March 17 for a concert of music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. 4

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“NOT AN IRISH CONCERT” Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:00 PM “Children’s Program Notes” 2:45 Pabst Theater 144 E. Wells Start your St. Patrick’s Day revelries with our program of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Two works of Beethoven are included, the “Leonore Overture No. 3”, written for his only opera, “Fidelio”, and the “Symphony No. 8”, described as “a symphony of laughter”. Milwaukee’s own extraordinary pianist Jeannie Yu returns to Festival City Symphony to bring you a most romantic musical experience by performing the all-time favorite, Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini!”

ADMISSION: $14, Adult • $8 child, student, senior festivalcitysymphony.org

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m eet festiva l city sy m p h o ny m usici a n - - - Anne m a li b o r ski Anne Maliborski has played horn for Festival City Symphony for 10 years Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois Education: Bachelor Degree in Horn Performance – Northwestern University Chamber Music Certificate – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee What I enjoy most about playing the Horn: Playing a variety of types of music: classical, broadway shows, operas, rock and pop concerts What I like least about playing the Horn: Auditioning to “win” jobs and cleaning out my horn Other instruments I play: None, but I may try some Blues harmonica lessons one day! Other musical involvements: I teach horn at Carroll University, and I perform frequently with Milwaukee Ballet, Skylight Opera Theater, Waukesha Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, Racine Symphony, and Green Bay Symphony. Non-musical activities: Walking the dog; Zumba; motorcycle trips; cross-country skiing; casino trips; disco dancing Music I play on my CD player: Nickelback, Buddy Guy, Horn concertos, any Classical, Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, Broadway show tunes, or Jazz CDs Favorite musical memory: Hmmmm, so many……..playing back-up orchestra for Doobie Brothers at Harley’s 100th Anniversary was crazy! Watched Elton John perform from backstage, and chatted with Tim McGraw for awhile backstage. Advice to young musicians: Follow your passion. Surround yourself with other great musicians. Always challenge yourself to improve your skills.

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m eet festiva l city sy m p h o ny m usici a n - - - b eth b en d e r BETH BENDER has played CELLO for Festival City Symphony for 11 years Birthplace: Lavonia MI but grew up mostly in Des Moines IA Education: Bachelor of Music from Drake University Master of Music from the Conservatory at the University of MissouriKansas City Performer’s Certificate in Chamber Music from UW Milwaukee What I enjoy most about playing the cello: I like the sound range of the instrument – sometimes low, sometimes high, but never too far in either direction for my tastes What I find most challenging about playing the cello: Carrying it around. Ha! It’s not heavy but it is inconvenient at times. Other instruments I play: I studied piano as a kid and part of the way through college but I haven’t played in years. Other musical involvements: I play in the Racine Symphony and the Wisconsin Philharmonic. Non-musical activities: I have two boys, ages 6 and 3, so my family occupies most of my time. My husband has a 9 to 5 job so I’m the one who manages the household and other aspects of our family life. I also assist with the 6th and 7th grade Sunday School class at church and spend my free time knitting and reading. Music I play on my iPOD, CD player: Most of my serious listening is non-musical, things like audiobooks and podcasts. When I do listen to music I go to Pandora and type in whatever artist or type of music I’m in the mood for that particular day. Sometimes in the car I’m bored and just go for the Top 40 stations. Favorite musical memory: My first year in grad school at UM-KC I hooked up with a fantastic quartet. We spent hours each week rehearsing, gave a full recital at the end of the year, and even spent part of the summer traveling and playing in Europe. That group did more to benefit my playing and musicianship than anything else I did in my twenties. That was a huge turning point for me. Advice to young musicians: Becoming an accomplished musician, either as an amateur or a professional, takes many years of practicing and learning with many stumbling blocks along the way. Try to enjoy the process, both the exciting and the frustrating times.

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p e r s o nnel FIRST VIOLIN Robin Petzold Concertmaster Pamela Simmons Ass’t Concertmaster Catherine Bush Marvin Suson Alyssa Yank Mary Stryck Al Bartosik Katie Brooks Nancy Maio Isabel Escalante Carol Christensen SECOND VIOLIN Ellen Scott Principal Tony Perez T. J. Hull Laurie Asch Melissa Mann Cheryl Ann Fuchs Eva Szoke Hilary Mercer Janet K. Barringer VIOLA Christine Treter Principal Marie Winget Lynne Fields Jenna Dick Julie Roubik Korinthia Klein Mary Pat Michels CELLO Tom Smith Principal Elizabeth Bender Martha Kriefall Sacia Jerome Carol Wittig Jared Snyder Fang-Yi Shen

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BASS Charles Grosz Principal Kathryn Jursik Barry Clark Michael Gudbaur Steven Rindt FLUTE Lesley Conger-Hatch Principal Heidi Knudsen FLUTE/PICCOLO Kristen Fenske OBOE Bonnie Cohen Principal Suzanne Swenson Suzanne Geoffrey ENGLISH HORN Suzanne Geoffrey CLARINET Franklyn Esenberg Principal Linda E. Jones BASS CLARINET Christopher Zello BASSOON Lori Babinec Principal Steven Whitney CONTRA BASSOON Carol Rosing HORN Wes Hatch Principal Nancy Cline Anne Maliborski Kelly Hofman Erwin Lackner Kathryn Krubsack

TRUMPET Gerry Keene Principal Joe Burzinski William Dick Tom Schlueter TROMBONE Jacob Tomasicyk Principal Nick Castonguay BASS TROMBONE Mark Hoelscher TUBA Dan Neesley TIMPANI Robert Koszewski PERCUSSION Robert Kriefall Principal Josh Sherman Ken Marchand Randy Maio Bony Plog-Benavides PIANO Ruben Piirainen CELESTE Jamie Schmidt HARP Ann Lobotzke

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