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Richard Hynson, Music Director Presents

The Dream Lives On: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ

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PROGR A M Opening Remarks................................................................................................ Richard Hynson Invocation............................................................................................Bishop Sedgwick Daniels “Gloria” from Gospel Mass...........................................................................................Robert Ray Porscha Nelson, soprano Bel Canto Chorus Letter from a Birmingham Jail As the Civil Rights Movement strengthened in the fifties and early sixties, Dr. King organized protests and encouraged demonstrators to stand up for equality and fair treatment for all American citizens regardless of color. He helped to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and he spoke and wrote tirelessly against injustice and inequality. In 1963, against the advice of many, Dr. King went to Birmingham to call for desegregation of department stores there. The demonstrators and he were met by brutal police attacks using dogs, fire hoses, and night sticks to turn back the protesters. Dr. King himself was arrested and put in solitary confinement in jail. Even then, he could not be silenced. Defying his captors, King wrote his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” on scraps of paper to be smuggled to the outside world. Just three years earlier, in 1960, Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his searingly critical String Quartet No. 8, adapted later for string orchestra as Chamber Symphony No. 110-a by Rudolph Barshai with Shostakovich’s approval. Using tunes that identified his own name and quoting earlier works of his, Shostakovich followed the practice of hiding messages in music, similar to the hidden codes found in African-American spirituals. Shostakovich’s anger and despair at Soviet oppression reflect Dr. King’s resolute defiance of White America’s implacable and unfair segregation of society. Today, with Bishop Daniels’ help, we will offer selections from the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in concert with Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony no. 110-a, showing how Dr. King’s fight was part of a global reaction against oppression. Chamber Symphony No. 110-a................................................................ Dmitri Shostakovich Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra INTERMISSION Sometimes conscience dictates..........................................................Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter to Gene Patterson, May 10, 1967 “Hallelujah Acclamation” from Gospel Mass.........................................................Robert Ray Porscha Nelson, soprano Bel Canto Chorus From Robert Kennedy’s Speech Announcing King’s Assassination..............................................................Robert F. Kennedy April 4, 1968 Precious Lord, Take my Hand.........................................................................Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. by Jack Schrader Bel Canto Chorus 2 Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra


P R O G R A M ( c o n t .) This was his last great march.............................................................................Harris Wofford Special Assistant on Civil Rights to President Kennedy Adagio for Strings................................................................................................... Samuel Barber Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra A Christmas Sermon on Peace.............................................................Martin Luther King, Jr. “Credo” from Gospel Mass...........................................................................................Robert Ray Porscha Nelson, soprano Bel Canto Chorus Benediction.........................................................................................Bishop Sedgwick Daniels Lord, Make Me an Instrument......................................................................M. Roger Holland, II Porscha Nelson, soprano Bel Canto Chorus Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra PROFILES RICHARD HYNSON, Music Director/Conductor Richard Hynson has served as music director of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra since 2006. Additionally, he has served as music director for Bel Canto Chorus since 1987. In demand as a guest conductor, Hynson’s past engagements include performances with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Skylight Opera Theatre, and the Racine, Sheboygan, and Waukesha Symphony Orchestras. Hynson has conducted at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where he led a large national festival chorus and orchestra in Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem. In the summer of 2008, Hynson conducted the string orchestra and chorus for the Prelude Music Academy summer camp in Madison. In 2009, he guest-conducted the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in one of the Concerts on the Square in Madison. He also served as the Music Director for Gathering on the Green, the popular outdoor music festival in Mequon, WI, in 2009 and 2010. In addition to his work as a conductor and educator, Hynson is

a composer. He has written a substantial body of published choral, vocal, and ensemble works. Music critic Elaine Schmidt praised Hynson’s most recent performance with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, in their collaborative production of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires: “Hynson and the ensemble supported the singers gracefully and created a get-underyour-skin sonic backdrop that did more to set the story in Buenos Aires than detailed scenery could have managed” (Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 11, 2011). BISHOP SEDGWICK DANIELS, Narrator Bishop Sedgwick Daniels is the Prelate of the Wisconsin First Jurisdiction of The Church Of God in Christ, where he oversees more than 80 churches and missions in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He founded the Holy Redeemer Institutional Church Of God in Christ in 1986, and has since seen its growth into a religious, educational, and social service

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) complex in the heart of Milwaukee. Through the leadership of Bishop Daniels, the ministry of Holy Redeemer has a Community Credit Union and a Health Clinic. The campus also has a youth center, Boys and Girls club, and three schools from K-4 to the 12th grade. Because of the vision Bishop

Daniels has for this community and his love for families, he has also spearheaded the development of a 5 story, 23,000 square feet structure designed to be a co-ed living environment for high school students ages 14-18 who may be in foster care or homeless.

MILWAUKEE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra is Milwaukee’s only professional chamber orchestra and one of only 65 in the nation. Since its founding in 1973, the MCO has earned a reputation as one of southeastern Wisconsin’s finest professional performing arts groups. Critical review, audience response, and other feedback reveal that the MCO performs with the highest of artistic integrity and fills a unique niche in satisfying a desire for audiences to hear, and for professional artists to perform chamber music within the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Stephen Colburn after 3 decades of leadership. Hynson envisions a chamber orchestra that can provide both the community and the musicians with outstanding opportunities to experience orchestral music through creative scheduling and programming, intimate venues, and a unique approach to music. Hynson believes that, in the right atmosphere, music can provide not only food for the soul, but an important component of wellness for the body and mind.

Richard Hynson, the MCO’s second music director, took over in 2006, succeeding founding music director

Through its continuing commitment to excellence, the MCO contributes to the depth of the city’s nationally recognized and vibrant arts community, and further bolsters Milwaukee’s reputation as a destination city for the performing arts.

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) BEL CANTO CHORUS Bel Canto Chorus is Milwaukee’s premier independent choral organization. Founded in 1931, Bel Canto is committed to enriching the lives of its audiences and singing members through the outstanding live presentation of the finest choral music. The chorus performs four unique concerts each season in Greater Milwaukee’s most beautiful venues. Upcoming performances include Evensong on Sunday, March 4, 2012, and Stabat Mater on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Visit www.belcanto.org for tickets and information.

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M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R O R C H E S T R A VIOLIN 1 Jeanyi Kim, Concertmaster Alexander Mandl Robin Petzold Eric Segnitz Helen Kim Margot Schwartz VIOLIN 2 Michael Giacobassi Gerald Loughney Catherine Bush Elizabeth Warne Christine Annin

VIOLA Loretta Gillespie Jamie Hofman Amanda Koch Olga Tuzhilkov CELLO Scott Tisdel Gregory Mathews Kathleen Collisson Adrien Zitoun

BASS Andrew Raciti Rip Pretat KEYBOARD Michelle Hynson ELECTRIC BASS Kevin Allen PERCUSSION Tom Wetzel

B E L C A N TO C H O R U S Vaughn Ausman Jonathon Bartos Kelly Bartyczak Alison Bayne Carol Bayne Jan Becker Marc Cohen Peter Craig Andrea S. Goetzinger+ Keith Heidmann Amanda Hoffmann Glenna Holstein Dan Holzmiller

Sally Hoyt Kathleen Hughes+ Michelle Ynson+ Elizabeth Janicek Tom Kibbe Kieth Klemp Kyle Kolberg Jonathan A. Laabs+ Lindsay Lamm Angela Lee Alex Lesko John W. Lettermann+ John Reinardy

Trinny Schumann Isaac Schwabacher Susan Chamberlin Smith William R. Smith+ Philip Starr Kristin Traut Tom Treder Jennifer W. Watson Hazel Wheaton Rebecca Whitney+ +Denotes Section Leader

M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R O R C H E S T R A B OA R D A N D S TA F F Board of Directors President .................................................................................................................... James Nelson Vice President ..........................................................................................................Brad Hallmark Secretary ........................................................................................................ Joyce Tang Boyland Treasurer ................................................................................................................... Tracy Johnson Michael Cornell, Russell Kleiser, Maria Luther, Katherine Spitz, Hillary Wucherer Staff Music Director/Conductor............................................................................... Richard Hynson Orchestra Contractor................................................................................................Lori Babinec

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M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to present the finest quality music and innovative programming for small orchestra and ensembles through performances, education and outreach; to offer professional performance opportunities for professional musicians and artists; and to collaborate with other arts and educational organizations. STAY CONNECTED ONLINE Visit us online at www.milwaukeechamberorchestra.org Become a fan at www.facebook.com/milwaukeechamberorchestra Follow us @TheMCO

S P E C I A L T H A N K S TO Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ Marla Hahn, Bel Canto Chorus James D. Stout

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M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R O R C H E S T R A D O N O R S listed as of December 23, 2011 The MCO gratefully acknowledges the support of our donors. Please consider the MCO as part of your estate plan. Visionary ($10,000 and up) Aurora Health Care Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Gerda A. Debelak Fund Richard and Michelle Hynson James LaBelle Laura Nelson Harriette V. Vick Maestro ($5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous Ralph Evinrude Foundation Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust Conductor’s Club ($2,500 -$4,999) Anonymous (2) Associated Bank Maria Luther Ireene S. Sullivan Douglas Thompson and Elise Malecki United Performing Arts Fund Frank and Inge Wintersberger Patron Circle ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous (2) Vaughn Ausman and Sally Hoyt Bryan Gore & Associates Journal Communications Cookie and Isaac Roang SPL Web Solutions David and Julia Uihlein Foundation Zeppos and Associates

Premiere Members ($500 - $999) Carol Alexander The Bartolotta Restaurants James W. Coutts Randall Groth John W. Hayes Tracy Johnson Jeanyi Kim and Alexander Mandl Charmaine and James LaBelle Gordon and Joan Liebl James and Laura Nelson William R. and Susan Chamberlin Smith Rick and Victoria Wintersberger Members ($250 - $499) Lori Babinec Michael Cornell Norman and Mary Dyer Dee Emanuelson Kelsey Erdahl Michael and Beth Giacobassi Meg and Jeff Kasch Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc Hollie and Herb Schick Joyce Tang Boyland Robert and Helen Vettori Jim Ward Friends ($50 - $249) Anonymous Joyce Altman Michael G. and Joanne Barndt T. Michael and Virginia Bolger Elizabeth Bostrom Bradley Brin Virgis and Angela Colbert Mary and Robert Dudek John Emanuelson and Karen Frink

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The GE Foundation Janet Gibeau Rollie and Clare Graf Jean Gurney Pasquale Laurino Barb Haig and Dan Schley Brad and Kelly Hallmark Charles and Jean Holmburg Al and Rita Hospel Stefanie Jacob and Scott Tisdel Lee and Barbara Jacobi Alyce Katayama Richard Kirwin and Lorrie Zinda Warren and Sally Kreunen Rebecca and James J. Krogmeier John and Mary Kay Lammers Rudy Malz Edith Moravcsik H. Carl Mueller John R. Munger David and Gail Nelson Frank and Patti O’Dwyer Sally Peltz Connie Pukaite Allen and Pat Rieselbach Tom and Mary Roberts Sartori Foods Kerry Saver Tom Schaefer and Jhousy Leon Julie and Mike Schinzer Tom and Kathy Schmit Jeff and Julie Shaw Margaret P. Steinam Penny Van Wyhe Vino 100 Wauwatosa Judy and Richard Wagner Greg and Jodi Wait Sam and Mary Wann Nicole Warner Cheryl White Adrien Zitoun


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