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It is the mission of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale to provide a broad range of excellent musical experiences in northwestern Montana, which inspire, challenge, and educate its patrons, musicians, and students.

TABLE OF Contents Board of Directors & GSC Staff 4 Music Director/Conductor Welcome 7 Symphony Soloist Spotlight 9 Notes From GSC Leadership 11 31st Season Concerts MW1 The Song of the Earth 13 MW2 Autumn Giants 17 MW3 Celestial Music - Heavenly Voices 19 21 Messiah Carnival of the Animals 22 MW4 Winter’s New World 23 Cascade String Quartet 24 MW5 Canyon Reverie - Ancient Spring 25 MW6 The Ecstatic Sea! 27 GSC Symphony Roster 29 GSC Chorale Roster 31 GSC In Service - The Presidents 32 GSC Recognition Maestro Circle 33 Corporate Sponsors 34 Donors 35 Foundations and Other Gifts 36 Endowments 39 GSC Annual Report 40 GSC Economic Impact Study 43 Wild About Music 45 GSC Scholarships 46 Summer Pops at Rebecca Farms 47 Festival Amadeus 48 GSC Legacy Society 51 Wolfgang 53 GSC News Social Events 55 Walter Stark Memorial 57 Miraculous Bionic Cure Brings Back Reid Merley 60 Chorale Summer Singing 63 Great Pretenders Delight Flathead Audiences 65 GSC Policies & Concert Etiquette 78 Advertiser Directory

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Board of directors B.J. Lupton - President Curt Lund - Vice President Bill Burg - Treasurer Julie Moffitt - Secretary

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Alex Berry Jim Bonnet Kaye Callard Adriene Cardan Steve Cummings Erika Dorrington Tate Kreitinger Maureen Hathaway Melissa Hulvat Mignon Latimer Jim Lehner Rebecca Linder Cathryn McDevitt Michael Moffitt Dewey Muhleman Marylou Patterson Brad Roy Bill Sauer-Chorale Representative Brad Seaman Lucy Smith Amy Vanderbilt

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John Zoltek - Music Director/Conductor Alan Satterlee - Executive Director James Stanard - Chorale Conductor Alice Cabell - Patron Services Manager Debra Bowers - Receptionist/Box Office Marti Kurth Marketing & Public Relations Manager Myra Appel-CPA/Accountant Thomas James - Season Stage Manager Austin Berscheid - FA Stage Manager Sandy Carlson Concert Promotions & Concessions Manager Sherry Parmater - Orchestra Librarian Barb Walden - Chorale Librarian

Honorees Rebecca duBois - Founding Director Shaun Garner - Founding Chorale Conductor A Member of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) and the League of American Orchestras (LAO)

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Welcome! MUSIC DIRECTOR John Zoltek Dear Music Lover, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Song of the Earth the Glacier Symphony and Chorale’s exciting 31st concert season. As you take this inspiring musical journey with the GSC you will enjoy a wonderful variety of engaging concert programs as well as internationally recognized guest soloists. Our season theme Song of the Earth derives its inspiration from one of my most beloved works of all time, Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). This is a work that I have wanted to program for many years for its many musical qualities and deeply heartfelt expression. Mahler chose a set of Chinese nature poems to set to his symphonic song cycle featuring two voice soloists. This combination of middle European and Asian influence was very novel for Mahler but was ripe with both personal and chronological symbolism– but more about that later! The Song of the Earth season begins with this seminal work by Mahler and concludes in May with an equally distinct and important work, the Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a brilliant and effusive late romantic

piece written in the choral symphony tradition featuring both a full chorus, soloists and expanded orchestra. The text is from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. These two works by Mahler and Vaughan Williams delineate what I hope will be a thrilling and evocative musical progression leading you through works both familiar and new! The musical highlights of the Masterworks Series are really too numerous to mention but include the opening The Song of the Earth concert featuring Mahler and Wagner, Autumn Giants featuring Respighi’s The Pines of Rome with violinst, Arnaud Sussmann, our November Chorale concert Celestial Music, Heavenly Voices, Winter’s New World featuring Dvorak’s New World Symphony and pianist, Alon Goldstein, Canyon Reverie, Ancient Spring with R. Carlos Nakai and our season super-finale The Ecstatic Sea!

French violinist, Arnaud Sussmann offering his interpretation of the popular Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor; pianist Alon Goldstein (Festival Amadeus 2012) featured in the Grieg Piano Concerto in A; and Montana based singers Gina Lapka (Stanard, Fallen Heroes - Mozart Requiem) and Stephen Kalm appearing in A Sea Symphony. I am also very honored to welcome to our stage R. Carlos Nakai, the distinguished award-winning,world performer of the Native American cedar flute performing compositions for chamber orchestra. I hope you are inspired, challenged and intellectually engaged by our “Song of the Earth” season. I trust these concerts will be a memorable experience for you, and your family and friends. - Maestro Zoltek

Our Special Concerts include December performances of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Chorale and Messiah orchestra, The Carnival of the Animals - Family Concert in January and a special chamber recital with Montana’s Cascade String Quartet from Great Falls. Our line up of guest soloists, some of whom have performed here before, includes Blythe Gaissert (Carmen and Elgar’s Sea Pictures) and Raúl Melo (Beethoven 9) singing Das Lied von der Erde; NY City based

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Our exciting new series continues for our 2013/14 Season and features guest soloists in a number of casual Thursday evening performances proceeding four of our Masterworks concerts. The line up of Soloist Spotlight events begins in October with two wonderful singers, Blythe Gaissert mezzo soprano and Raúl Melo - tenor offering a set of wonderful arias and stories about their life in the opera world! Our second event features the wonderful French born violinist, Arnaud Sussmann, with piano accompaniment. He will offer a selection of

pieces along with conversation about his life as a violinist in New York City playing with the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center and his friend and mentor Itzhak Perlman. Next, in February, comes one of my favorite pianists and new friend, Alon Goldstein, offering what will be a great selection of solo piano pieces. Alon is a real fun guy with lots of great stories. His career has rocketed lately and he’s been playing with many famous orchestras around the world! In March we welcome the distinguished master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai who will

BLYTHE GAISSERT - mezzo soprano & RAÚL MELO - tenor

ALON GOLDSTEIN - piano

take us on an interesting journey into the world of Native American music and culture. Finally, to wrap up the season, in what I hope will become an annual tradition, we offer Jazz Night with the Maestro (Friday night for this one!). For this event, I will be donning my electric guitar (I’ll have to keep practicing!), forming an excellent band and performing great contemporary jazz music for you! This is a GREAT opportunity to get up close to our acclaimed soloists. Symphony Spotlight Series should not be missed.

Photo Credit: Mark Holston

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October 10, 2013

ARNAUD SUSSMANN - violin

R. CARLOS NAKAI - cedar flute

JAZZ NIGHT with the MAESTRO!

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It is a wondrous and beautiful creation, this thing we call music. And more, it is a gift. Music is a universal human language; endless in its variety, composition, style and mood; and able to move the human spirit in profound ways. I believe this exceptional organization, the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, is also a gift. It is a gift to one another, to our community, and absolutely an organization – a gift – to cherish. As I consider the very broad scope of the GSC, I think of it as a large team of dedicated people, each one unique in their own special way, but selflessly giving to the mission of the GSC and our Flathead community. This team is structured into components, and I will share briefly, hopeful that these thoughts will resonate with you as well. Your Glacier Symphony Orchestra is of course a primary component of this team, and at full compliment numbers approximately 65 instrumentalists. Having worked with these incredibly talented people for several years, I consider myself fortunate to be with them, to call them my good friends, and to sit under Maestro Zoltek’s baton. Your Glacier Chorale and equal partner in this fine team, numbers about 80 fine vocalists when at full compliment. Led by Dr. Jim Stanard, their product is truly exceptional. Having achieved regional notoriety, the chorale of course performs often with the symphony orchestra, but also as a stand alone chorale in their own feature concerts, as well as at churches and other venues in our community. Please consider your GSC Board of Directors, another critical component. Numbering 24 very accomplished, dedicated people, these folks are truly selfless. Their wisdom as well as their gifting of personal time and financial resources, is exceptional. They sit behind the scenes, care nothing for personal rec-

Executive Director Alan Satterlee

ognition, handle the “sticky wicket” issues when they come along, support the overall mission of the GSC each and every day, and bear the ultimate responsibility for the entire organization. Also behind the scenes, but HUGELY important to this final product, are our financial supporters. They are both individual/family as well as corporate/business supporters, and without them we would have no GSC. Please read through this magazine, note these fine people and businesses listed, enjoy the ads, and shop their firms. Further, please take note of our dozens of faithful volunteers – your ushers and greeters and more. They too, are a valuable component of this team. Without them, we would be much diminished. And so… here we are today. We have this precious gift of music, the genius of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Wagner – all of the masters – AND, we have this remarkable gift of the GSC, this great team of people, working together to bring the Masters to life. May I commend to you, our supporters and friends, our wonderful audience: consider this all. Tell your family members, your friends, your associates. May they also join with you, and with us, in this sheer enjoyment of the GSC. Finally, as you consider these thoughts and listen to this beautiful music, please consider joining with us by way of your own unique talents, strengths and circle of influence. With confidence, I believe you will find it to be a process, a journey, an expansion of friendships – a GIFT – that you will truly cherish. - B. J. Lupton

Welcome to the Glacier Symphony & Chorale’s 31st season! As I enter my 8th year as Executive Director of the GSC, I am humbled by the tremendous involvement of the community with our organization. We are proud to bring you the highest quality live classical orchestra and choral music. Over and over we hear our audience members comment about how they moved from some urban area in the U.S. and never thought they would find such a fine symphony in this corner of the world. I grew up in the Flathead, and am a second generation GSC’er (my parents have been attending since the first season in 1982 and have volunteered and advocated all along the way). I am very proud of what has been created at the GSC, but we could not do it without all of us working together, starting with the musicians. They work tirelessly, spending many hours rehearsing, marking music, and taking private lessons. They are the passion and the soul of the GSC and we need to foster and feed them. The volunteers are the heart of the GSC including most of the musicians, the Board of Directors, the concert “crew,” the fundraisers, and all others who help keep the “machine” well oiled. We need to continuously thank and recognize them. Our contributors are also a part of the family. Many are local full-time fans while others are seasonal or part-time residents. It’s amazing to me how many of our contributors visit the area only occasionally and have involved their family or friends in the GSC. To all of you, thank you for your support, your advocacy, and your appreciation of the arts. In particular it is your recognition that building, maintaining, and growing a fine cultural institution like the GSC is important. The GSC has a tremendous, measureable impact on the community we live in, and has become a core component of what the Flathead Valley is known for and how our area is defined. I am proud to call the GSC my cultural “home” and thank you for your involvement and support. - Alan Satterlee

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Mw1: The sonG of the earth Glacier Symphony John Zoltek - Conductor Blythe Gaissert - mezzo soprano Raúl Melo - tenor

PROGRAM

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Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries Wagner - Dawn and Seigried’s Rhine Journey Mahler - Das Leid von der Erde “The Song of the Earth”

CONCERT INFO October 12, 2013 - 7:30 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

October 13, 2013 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

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Gustav Mahler’s legacy as one of the foremost composers of the early 20th century, who bridges the late romantic and 20th century idioms, continues to grow. Mahler’s symphonies have become a performance standard to which orchestras hope to aspire . Das Lied von der Erde was composed in 1908/9 following the creation of his massive Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand. In stark contrast, Das Lied is a work of unique design, esoteric inspiration and veiled orchestral color, almost the exact antithesis of the heavy romantic language and spiritual meaning of Symphony No. 8. It is rumored that Mahler composed Das Lied to avoid the curse of dying after the 9th Symphony – a fate that many famous composers have suffered. The inspiration for Das Lied comes from a small collection of Chinese poems by Li Tai Po, translated into German by Hans Bethge and collected in a book called The Chinese Flute. Mahler, a composer who always struggled personally and musically with the deep questions of life, death, spiritually and the afterlife, was inspired by these poems which deal with a more nature-inspired but nihilistic perspective on the arc of human life on earth. Das Lied, which is essentially a symphony of songs or orchestra song-cycles

is composed in six movements and features tenor and mezzo-soprano soloists in alternating movements. The evocative movement titles give an indication of the nature of the musical and philosophical content: The Drinking Song of the Sorrow of the Earth – The lonely one in Autumn - Of Youth – Of Beauty – The Drunken Man in Spring – The Farewell. Each one of the movements is filled with vivid contextual imagery and set with delicate orchestral timbre which at times is emotionally dynamic or minimally transparent. Das Lied is a unique and uncompromising work, very unusual for Mahler and because of this, all the more original and intriguing. The concert opens with two brief orchestra works by Wagner from his Ring opera cycle: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from the Gotterdammerung, and the popular Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie. Both of these wonderful excerpts are rich in the Wagnerian musical/ psychological language that had a tremendous influence on late 19th century composers, including Mahler, and up to present times (John Williams). Wagner’s music can be at times overwhelming in its intensity and dramatic projection. Wagner virtually revolutionized the dramatic almost cinematic role of

the orchestra in opera. As an important opera conductor, Mahler knew Wagner’s music very well and although one can find direct elements of Wagner’s influence in early Mahler, his later works grew into a much more original and “modern” voice. Das Lied, again by contrast, shows elements of a distinctly new musical aesthetic and style, one that Mahler incorporated in his two final works, his 9th and the unfinished 10th Symphonies. On a personal note, I have been inspired and captivated by Das Lied von der Erde since hearing it years ago in college. The work is deeply human with soulful, musico-poetic questioning concerning the life cycle of humans while simultaneously rapturous and engulfing as a force of nature. The work probes into psychological realms that are amplified because of the exotic nature of the objectivity of the selected Chinese nature poems. Clearly, Mahler was deeply inspired by this connection and juxtaposition of aesthetics. The result is a completely unique and inspired work that speaks directly to our timeless quest for understanding and meaning. Mahler was never to hear Das Lied as he died before the first public performance in 1911.

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Mw2: Autumn giants Glacier Symphony John Zoltek - Conductor Arnuad Sussman - violin

PROGRAM Greig - In Autumn Bruch - Violin Concerto in G minor Hovhaness - And God Created Great Whales Respighi - The Pines of Rome Sussman

CONCERT INFO November 16, 2013 - 7:30 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell November 17, 2013 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

For this concert I decided to program a collection of pieces that are considered “giants” in the orchestra repertoire. The theme refers to the wonderful nature work And God Created the Great Whales (1970) by American composer Alan Hovhaness. One of my favorite American composers, Hovaness pioneered the incorporation of “world music” elements into his serious concert music. This descriptive piece brings the imagined sound world of the mighty whales through unique orchestral effects and the actual recorded sounds of haunting whale songs that the composer fused into the written symphonic texture. The result is a powerful almost cinematic work, universal in sound and sacred evocation. This is also very true of the 20th century Italian composer Respighi’s orchestral blockbuster The Pines of Rome from his Roman Trilogy composed in 1924. The piece is a virtuosic sonic depiction of four distinct nature areas around Rome: Pines of the Villa Borghese Pines near a Catacomb - Pines near a Janiculum - Pines of the Appian Way. The beautifully serene third movement also features pre-recorded sounds of the nightingale, the first time the practice of using recorded sound with an orchestra was used. Together, these four movements function as a visual landscape

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symphony culminating in one of the most exciting orchestral finales in the repertoire! Performing the popular Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by German composer Max Bruch, will be New York City-based French violinist, Arnuad Sussmann. This concerto is one of the most popular in the repertoire and will be familiar to anyone with aspirations of being a violin soloist! The work is in three movements and was composed in 1866. Stylistically, Bruch is placed solidly in the Classical-Romantic German tradition of the mid 19th century (exemplified by Brahms and others) It is perhaps Bruch’s most famous works that include Kol Nidrei and the Scottish Fantasy. The concert opens with In Autumn a rare and I think intriguing early work by Norwegian Romantic composer Edward Grieg, composed in 1865 in which the composer uses a folk inspired tune to depict the various breezes of Autumn. Grieg brought the first version of this concert overture to Copenhagen to show to the Swedish composer/teacher Niles Gade who pronounced it as “trash.” Grieg rewrote the work initially in a four hand piano arrangement that consequently was awarded first prize at a Swedish Academy competition.

Arnaud Sussmann

Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Arnaud Sussmann is a multi-faceted and compelling artist who has performed as soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He was invited to join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2006-2009 seasons and continues to appear with CMS both in New York and on tour. His recent engagements includes a tour of Israel, a solo appearance at the Dresden Music Festival and a performance with CMS at the Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Kalichstein, Miriam Fried, Paul Neubauer, Fred Sherry, and Gary Hoffman. Mr. Sussmann has recently recorded works of Beethoven and Dvorák with CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Arnaud studied with Boris Garlitsky and Itzhak Perlman, who chose him to be a Starling Fellow, an honor qualifying him as Mr. Perlman’s teaching assistant for two years.

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Mw3: Celestial music - heavenly voices Glacier Chorale & chamber singers James Stanard - Chorale Conductor

PROGRAM A rich and inspiring concert of uplifting sacred choral anthems and hymns.

CONCERT INFO November 23, 2013 - 7:30 PM Whitefish Performing Arts Center Whitefish November 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM Glacier High School Kalispell

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This concert features the Glacier Chorale and Chamber Singers who will highlight the remarkable evolution of sacred chorale music. The first set begins with a medieval European single-voiced Gregorian chant sung by one of the Chamber Singers’ tenors. The purity and simplicity of the melodic line are two of its distinctive features. The Chamber Singers will continue this set of early sacred music with some beautifully crafted Renaissance motets composed a few centuries later. These selections by such composers as Cristobal de Morales, William Byrd, Claudio Monteverdi, Orlando di Lasso and Giovanni Pergolesi were some of the first true four-part choral works ever composed. The Glacier Chorale will then perform a set of thrilling Russian Orthodox anthems from the nineteenth century. Inspired by the rich culture and traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church, composers such as Gretchaninov,

Bortnyanski, Chesnokov, and Tchaikovsky wrote anthems of great choral beauty that demonstrate how lush and soulful various combinations of the human voice can sound. These anthems can be likened to the choral equivalent of orchestrated symphonic works. A favorite theme for these Russian composers was the Cherubic Hymns, five of which will be featured on this concert. The text of these works is quite short, but the composers set it to an ethereal style that they imagined would imitate the singing of the Heavenly Hosts. The second half of the program presents several beloved Christian hymns that are still mainstay selections of congregations the world over. Well-crafted and inspiring arrangements of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Amazing Grace, Beautiful Savior, All Creatures of Our God and King, The King of Love, My Shepherd Is, and Charles Gounod’s exquisite O Divine Redeemer will conclude the program.

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Join us for our annual performance of Handel’s Messiah an inspirational and transforming work like no other in the choral/orchestral literature. This performance features the full Glacier Chorale, selected soloists and the “Messiah” orchestra. Each season Chorale Conductor, Jim Stanard, and I look forward very much to this collaboration. Messiah is always a pleasure to perform and never fails to delight and inspire both performers and audience. It is a wonderful vehicle for the Chorale and with the smaller orchestra playing the more authentic orchestration, a splendid way to hear the fullness and distinct blending of our wonderful chorus.

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PROGRAM Experience Handel’s beloved masterpiece - our popular holiday tradition for the entire family.

CONCERT INFO December 14, 2013 - 7:30 PM Whitefish Performing Arts Center Whitefish December 15, 2013 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

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PROGRAM Saint Saens - Carnival of the Animals Rossini/Respighi - The Fantastic Toy Shop... and More!

CONCERT INFO January 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM Whitefish Performing Arts Center Whitefish January 19, 2014 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell Oil Painting by Jennifer Li

“Ladies and Gentleman and Children. May I have your attention please!” The Glacier Symphony is excited to present Carnival of the Animals-Family Concert featuring this classic children’s piece by Camille Saint-Saens. The humorous musical suite The Carnival of the Animals was composed in 1886 by French romantic composer Saint-Saens who was on tour in Germany at the time. He was avoiding working on his 3rd Symphony, which was to become his most famous! Interestingly, SaintSeans did not want the piece to be published during his lifetime as he considered it to be too light and frivolous for an accomplished composer (Ha!). However, he did leave specific instructions in his will that the piece be published posthumously after his death, which it was. And we are glad he did! The piece is written in 14 very short movements, each depicting an animal or animal scene. Perhaps the best-known movements are The Swan, The Elephant, The Lion, Fossils, and the Aquarium. Our performance will feature a wonderful full orchestra version by Bill Holcomb.

The Fantastic Toyshop (La Boutique fantasque) was composed by by 20th century Italian composer Respighi (Pines of Rome) and was based on piano pieces by the early 19th century Italian composer Rossini. The story is similar to an old German tale called The Fairy Doll as well as Hans Christian Anderson’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The actual tale is an imaginary love story about two Can-Can dancer dolls that are for sale in the Toyshop. After they and other dolls perform wonderful dances an American customer buys the boy doll and a Russian family buys the girl doll. They leave and arrange to pick up the dolls the next day. After nightfall all the dolls magically come to life and the Can-Can dolls decide to leave rather than be separated. When the customers return the next day to pick up their purchases the two dolls are gone

and the customers blame the shopkeeper, so the other dolls attack the customers and the story continues… Other works on the program include Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Polonaise from his ballet Swan Lake and the processional final from Stravinsky fairytale ballet The Firebird!

This will be a great concert for the entire family!

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Mw4: Winter’s new world Glacier Symphony John Zoltek - Conductor Alon Goldstein - piano

PROGRAM Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture Greig - Piano Concerto in A Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E

CONCERT INFO February 22, 2014 - 7:30 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell February 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

Winter’s New World concert features another line up of popular repertoire pieces by Mendelssohn, Grieg and Dvorak, all offering various individual experiences from the Romantic tradition. The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s concert overture The Hebrides (also known as Fingal’s Cave) was inspired by the caves of the north Islands of the Scottish Hebrides. In 1829 Mendelssohn’s traveled to England and Scotland where he began working his 3rd symphony called “Scottish.” During this time he visited the Hebrides archipelago off the coast of Scotland. He was so affected by this visit that he composed this often-performed evocative concert overture that captures that particular dramatic coastal cave setting. Our soloist, Israeli born pianist Alon Goldstein will then take center stage for the wonderful Grieg Piano Concerto in A. I engaged Alon to join us this season after his inspiring performances of Beethoven and others during Festival Amadeus 2012. Strangely, this was the only piano concerto composed by Grieg who was a notable and innovative composer of a great deal of solo piano music. The traditional 3-movement concerto was composed when Grieg was 24 in 1868 while in

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Denmark. The work shows direct influence from Robert Schumann’s piano concerto and his style in general but also shows the direct use of the Norwegian folk idiom, a trademark of Grieg’s mature style. Czech composer Antonin’ Dvorak’s 9th Symphony in E minor “from the New World” is an icon of the symphonic literature and arguably one of the most often performed Romantic symphonies in the entire repertoire. Dvorak composed this symphony in 1893 during his time in the United States where he worked as director of the National Conservatory of Music in America in New York. The title refers to being in the “new world” and writing in a new American-influenced music style incorporating elements of what Dvorak considered to be Native American and African-American Spiritual musical elements, much of these similar to the Czech and Slavic folk elements (pentatonic, etc.) that had defined his style. The work is in the traditional four-movement form and posses an open and direct musical essence and tunefulness that partially accounts for its popularity. The slow movement Largo is especially moving and the finale with its strident fanfare theme serves as an uplifting conclusion despite its E minor tonality.

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Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. Alon’s artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta. In recent seasons Alon has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver, Kansas City and North Carolina Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and orchestras on tour in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria. During his 2012-13 season, Mr. Goldstein toured Central and South America with the Israel Chamber Orchestra; made his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and performed again with the Tokyo Quartet in its final season of concerts. He is the winner of numerous competitions, among them the Arianne Katcz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, Nena Wideman Competition in the US and the Francois Shapira competition in Israel. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant and the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships. Alon graduated from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Leon Fleisher and served as his assistant – a position assigned only to his most exceptional students.

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PROGRAM Enjoy this accomplished ensemble in a delightful program of chamber music.

CONCERT INFO February 28, 2014 - 7:30 PM Performing Art Center Whitefish

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From the great works of Beethoven to the bold sounds of today’s living composers, the Cascade Quartet will move you with the passion of their music. Share in the experience!

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The Cascade Quartet, resident string quartet of the Great Falls Symphony and founded in 1979, has been performing and teaching in the Northwest for 30 years. With an extensive repertoire spanning from Arriaga to Mozart to Led Zeppelin, their performances have been praised for their high energy and excellent artistic quality. The Quartet has performed with renowned artists Philip Aaberg, the Ying Quartet, and Yo Yo Ma. Touring widely throughout the region, the members of the quartet not only perform, but also educate. The Quartet presents interactive and educational school programs that have drawn rave reviews and many return engagements. Members of the Cascade Quartet include Mary Papoulis, violin, Megan Karls, violin, Madison Johnson, viola, and Thaddeus Suits, cello.

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Mw5: canyon reverie - ancient spring Glacier Symphony John Zoltek - Conductor R. Carlos Nakai - cedar flute

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PROGRAM Satie/Debussy - Gymnopedies 1 & 3 Massenet - Meditation from Thais Debussy - Petite Suite Haarvig - Dance of the Great Bear Nakai - Canyon Reverie, Shaman’s Call, Whipoorwill, Little Dog, Amazing Grace

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CONCERT INFO March 15, 2014 - 7:30 PM Whitefish Performing Arts Center Whitefish

This concert program features an interesting pairing of musical traditions. The first features the contemporary American music of R. Carlos Nakai which has direct connections to the Native American experience and evokes the Spirit of the natural world. This is contrasted with the delicate and exotic music of three French composers, Satie, Massenet and Debussy. Also on the program is a wonderful piece for string orchestra titled Dance of the Great Bear recently composed by Montanabased cellist and Glacier Symphony musician, Janet Haarvig. The theme of this concert refers to the eternal Spring and the ancient musical traditions that serves as a fountain to our collective cultures. Canyon Reverie is a title of the first Nakai piece on the program. I selected the set of French music to directly complement the music of R. Carlos Nakai and the smaller chamber orchestra sound. Debussy’s wonderful orchestral arrangement of the famous piano pieces by Erik Satie called Gymnopedies is delicate and plaintively atmospheric evoking an ancient mood. This will be followed by Jules Massenet’s beloved melodic excerpt from his opera Thais for violin solo called Meditation from Thais. Our performance will feature Concertmaster designate, Sally Jerde, in the soloist role. The final French

March 16, 2014 - 3:00 PM FHS Performance Hall Kalispell

piece is a rarity and began life as a work for solo piano by Debussy called Petite Suite, composed in four short movements and heard here in the 1919 orchestration version by Henri Busser. The piece was originally composed for piano four hands. Selecting a set of pieces from R. Carlos Nakai’s extensive repertoire for cedar flute with strings or chamber orchestra was no small task. There have been many pieces composed for this unique master of Native American music. Our set will feature five pieces that all have unusual settings and will allow R. Carlos to display his virtuosity. It is our great pleasure to present this esteemed artist to you for this wonderful performance of this inspiring soulful music. Every culture in the world has flute music. The flute speaks to an ancient, almost forgotten part of us. Martha Graham describes it best as “blood memory.” It flows within us all the time and I think it is what I touch when I play. I consider myself a traditional flutist. Tradition, which comes from the Latin “to hand over” is what people do now and how we are as people today. I think any creative person who is doing something is at this moment creating tradition and adding to the existing mythic wisdom of “the people” – R. Carlos Nakai

r. carlos nakai R. Carlos Nakai is a Native American of NavajoUte heritage who began his musical career as a freshman at Northern Arizona University studying brass instruments and playing in the NAU marching band. In his sophomore year he enlisted in the US Navy with the hope of eventually playing in the Armed Forces Band. He passed the highly competitive auditions for the Armed Forces School of Music, but playing with the band became impossible because an of an auto accident that damaged his mouth. Shortly after this accident, he was presented with a gift of a traditional Native American cedar flute and challenged to master it. Nakai says that most of his inspiration comes from the expressions of native communities and his desire to preserve his own Native American heritage. In addition, he likes to blend his native music with that of other cultures helping to preserve their heritage and has collaborated with a Japanese folk ensemble, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Israeli cellist Udi Bar-David, and many others. He has worked with American composer Philip Glass, Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog and flutist, Paul Horn. A 2005 collaboration with slack key guitar master Keola Beamer fused two very different indigenous American cultural forms and resulted in the album Our Beloved Land. Nakai earned a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 1992 and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Nakai has also authored a book with composer James DeMars, The Art of the Native American Flute, which is a guide to performing the traditional cedar flute.

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Mw6: the ecstatic sea! Glacier Symphony & Chorale John Zoltek - Conductor Gina Lapka - soprano Stephen Kalm - baritone

PROGRAM Delius - Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Elgar - March Imperial Op. 32 Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 1 “A Sea Symphony”

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Our season final features a work of tremendous musical depth and demand for orchestra, chorus and two soloists by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. His Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony was composed in 190309 almost exactly contemporary with Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, with however, vastly different sources of textual or poetic inspiration and final aesthetic results and motivation. The “Sea Symphony” was composed by the 30-year-old Vaughan Williams and was the first and longest (70 minutes) of his nine symphonies. Like Mahler’s Das Lied, it is also unique in this composer’s catalogue. The work is considered a “choral symphony” in genre as it utilizes the chorus as a significant part of the orchestral timbre in all four movements. Vaughan Williams studied with Maurice Ravel in Paris whose use of wholetone scales and impressionistic texture is apparent. Elgar’s orchestral influence is also noticeable. It was first performed in Leeds in 1910, a year before Mahler’s death in 1911. Vaughan Williams lived and composed until 1958. A Sea Symphony like Mahler’s Das Lied, also utilizes poetic imagery from another culture, in this case, 19th century America. The conceptual and poetic inspiration for A Sea Symphony came from an unlikely source

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for an Englishman, the poetry of the American transcendentalist Walt Whitman, specifically his volume called Leaves of Grass whose prose style explored, in “free verse,” both the metaphysical and humanistic perspective of experience. In this case married to the symbolism of the sea. The movements are titled: Song for all Seas, all Ships - On the Beach at Night Alone - Scherzo: The Waves - The Explorers.

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The program opens with music by two more English composers, Sir Edward Elgar and Frederick Delius (English of Dutch and German extraction). Elgar’s March Imperial is an understated but regal march that was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1897. The march is typically Elgar and displays an emotional restraint and characteristically weighty orchestral color. Elgar was a prolific composer of both symphonic music in the grand gesture.

According to Groves: “…a triumph of instinct over environment. The tone is optimistic, Whitman’s emphasis on the unity of being and the brotherhood of man comes through strongly, and the vitality of the best things in it has proved enduring. Whatever the indebtedness to [composers] Parry and Stanford, and in the finale to Elgar, there is no mistaking the physical exhilaration or the visionary rapture.”

According to his wife Ursula: “…he was aware of the common aspirations of generations of ordinary men and women with whom he felt a deep, contemplative sympathy. And so there is in his work a fundamental tension between traditional concepts of belief and morality and a modern spiritual anguish which is also visionary.”

Two Pieces for Small Orchestra (1911-12) Upon Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River are two lovely atmospheric transparent nature pieces by Delius. Both these short pieces for small orchestra show the turn of the century influence of impressionism and exotic scales and timbre initially exemplified by Debussy and Ravel. Delius’ early experience living in Florida (sent by his father to grow oranges on a plantation 1884-85) also provided early influence through his interest in and experience with AfricanAmerican Spirituals.

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glacier symphony

Conductor John Zoltek

VIOLIN 1 Sally Jerde, Concertmaster Lynn Andenoro Marilynn Anderson Mike Certalic Jessica Chon Brianne Franklin Amy Haymond Linda Kuntz Jan Lord Ramona Mock Steve Olson Trevor Ostenson Erika Syroid Tom Wambeke Deborah Ward

VIOLIN 2 Anita Ho *principal Myra Appel Debra Bowers Gabrielle Cahoon Lindsey Groves Flynn Hartley Lauren Hartley Kristen Haymond Abby Lake Connie Rudie Shania Skerlock Phyllis Snow Rachael Wambeke

VIOLA

BASSOON / CONTRA BASSOON

Jenanne Solberg *principal Naomi Barnes Brittany Barnes Breanna Barnes Betsy Funk Pam Hillygus John McLean Jan Sterling Christine Wallace Susie Wambeke

Alicia McLean *principal Natalie Law Beth Schieber

CELLO Jesse Ahmann *principal Amos Chon Janet Haarvig Cayley Hunt Betsy Kohnstamm Melinda Morison Diane Sine Christine Sopko Amy Ponich Zoltek

DOUBLE BASS Sarah Burdick *principal Don Beller Paul Faessel Micheal Johns Jon Lossing Michelle Tanburg

FLUTE / PICCOLO

FRENCH HORN Paul Rossi *principal Robert Green Steve Hruza Dan Lande Laurie Miller Nancy Roe

TRUMPET Marty Weimer *principal B.J. Lupton Adam Tunnell Michael Boreson

TROMBONE Hank Handford *principal Dave Lawrence Jim Lehner Randi Tunnell

TUBA Ben Kirby

HARP Peggy Young *principal Diane Dickerson

Beth Pirrie *principal Betsy Finch Kate Fraser Rebecca Nelson

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OBOE / ENGLISH HORN Reid Merley *principal Karri Linder Sherry Parmater

Dave Barr *principal Nick Barr Nathan Connell Jon Jordan

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Sherry Parmater *principal

CLARINET / BASS CLARINET Dinah Weimer *principal Chris Moen Maryruth Fallon

Marlene Anderson April Lane

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STAGE MANAGEMENT Thomas James Austin Berscheid (FA)

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glacier CHORALE

Chorale Director James Stanard

SOPRANOS Burch, Barbara* Cecil, Julia Christensen, Katie* Christensen, Rachel Crandell, Julie (section leader)* Dorrington, Erika* Falk, Susan Gerard, Kathrynn Holloway, Kirsten Hunter, Rachel LaSorte, Jenny Lee, Kay Lynn* Leftwich, Karen* Lockard, Shirley Marshall, Wendy Murdock, Sally* Rea, Kathy* Rigler, Linden Ross, Ann Roy, Susan Stanard, Jeana* Vanderbilt, Amy White, Stephanie* Williams, Carol Zorn, Anne Marie

ALTOS

BASSES

Bezat, Chris* Blair, Marilyn* Borowski, Jo Bottinelli, Francine Catlett, Heather Christensen, Natalie Donovan, Kari* Driskell, Ann Gloschat, Sue Harrison, Robin* Hebing, Judy Jones, Karen Pierrottet, Julia* Seaman, Susan* Siblerud, Marcia (section leader)* Slobojan, Diane Sundelius, Lynn Voronina, Valeriya Walden, Barbara* Wood, Colby

Apple, Joe* Armstrong, Jamie Catlett, Ron Coolidge, Jim Hartford, Bill Higgs, Wilson* Hufstetler, Glen Hunter, Micah Johnson, Steve* Jones, Martin* Kieser, Bob Kohnstamm, Dan Kulesa, Evan McGarvey, Allan* Milheim, Steve Naive, Greg* Roy, Brad Sauer, Bill* Seaman, Brad (section leader)* Spangler, Dave Whitney, Larry

TENORS Aasheim, Glen* Bruce, Jonathan* Comstock, Terry* Ficken, Henry Graham, Quinten Holloway, Josh (section leader)* Klassy, David* Kosinski, Kyle Kruse, Bob* Lorentzen, Ivan Lund, Curt* Mackie, Ken Pearson, John* Reese, David* Zorn, Dan

Accompanists Chris Bezat David Klassy Jeana Stanard

Music Librarian Barbara Walden

Chorale Personnel Manager Kay Lynn Lee

Chamber Singer Personnel Manager Sally Murdock *Chamber Singers

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Recognizing the leaders of the GSC Board and League The GSC honors the tremendous contribution of the past Presidents of the Board of Directors, who worked tirelessly to help create the wonderful organization we have today. Thanks to those who chose to take on the responsibility of serving their community:

BOARD OF THE GSC PRESIDENTS 1983-1985 1985-1986 1986-1988 1988-89/1990-91 1989-1990 1991-1992 1992-1994 1994-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-2001 2001-2003 2003-2005 2005-2007 2007-2009 2009-2011 2011-2013 2013-present

Gabe Perjessy Hi Gibson Mike Fraser Dean Nelson Charlotte Higgs Cathryn McDevitt Steve Cummings Eric Kaplan Ed Jasmin Martha Groenke Joan Pfuhl Jean Hagan Jim Strainer Mark Kirk B.J. Carlson Margaret Baird Maureen Hathaway B.J. Lupton

Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Kalispell Bigfork Bigfork Bigfork Bigfork Bigfork Kalispell Lakeside Somers Kalispell

LEAGUE OF THE GSC PRESIDENTS 1988-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2006 2006-2007 2007-2009 2009-2012

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Anne Collins Carol Nelson Susan Friess Jan Anderson Suzan Muldown Martha Groenke Pat Winkel Dorothy Laird Joan Pfuhl Sharon Daley-Johnson Ralene Sliter Mary Ann Kelley Cheryl Wilson Carol Lindsay Bev Fisher Jan Drye Bev Fisher Toot Sward Sharon Kennett

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M aestro Circle members are invited to exclusive receptions during the year to

meet our guest artists and enjoy the company of other symphony and chorale enthusiasts. The individuals and businesses below have demonstrated their passion and commitment to the GSC through generous annual contributions. We recognize and thank them for their generosity and commitment towards musical excellence.

Thank You

Maestro Level Anonymous (2) Kay & Bill Burg Mary Ann & Curt Lund Mimi & Irv Milheim Whitefish Community Foundation: Virginia Weldon Fund

Conductor Level Anonymous (2) Karen Burke & Donald Feldman Flathead Community Foundation: Anonymous Mary & Hi Gibson Judy & Bob Glatz Charlotte & Wilson Higgs Valeri & Allan McGarvey Julie Moffitt & Jim Strainer Marylou & Tony Patterson The Schneider Family The Shaw Family Snappy Sport Senter Deborah & John Ward Whitefish Community Foundation: Kramer Family Fund Teresa & Tom Quinn Fund

Virtuoso Level Anonymous (2) Margaret & Will Baird Rebecca & Bob Blickenstaff Rick Dunlap Carole & Bart Erickson Sherill & Jon Fetveit Bev & Stan Fisher Sonia & Brian Frank Kathryn & Marshall Friedman Jackie & Michael Goodman Jean & James Hagan Maureen Hathaway & Mike Berman Kayleen & Tony Kohler

Nan & Walter Kuhn Cecily & E.B. McNeil Susan & Greg Naive Carol & Pete Nelson Susan & Brad Seaman Irene & Tom Snyder J.W. Thiessen Whitefish Community Foundation: Case Family Fund Roberta & Ben Whitten Jr.

Artist Level Anonymous (3) Glen Aasheim Debra & Brad Abbott Cherie Anderson Charlene & Stephen Barasch Margene & Alex Berry Carol Bibler & Jim Watson Joel Bonda Kaye Callard & Bruce Woodmansee Phil Cardan, MD and Adriene Cardan B.J. & Milt Carlson Virginia Cronk Terry & Randal DeMarco Erika & Ben Dorrington Mary & Bill Eisenlohr Judy & David Feffer Catherine & Jay Flynn Adele Goldberg & Dennis Allison James & Wanda Hollensteiner Jean & Bill Howard Paula & Richard Jackson Ann & Paul Jeremiassen Diane & Jon Johnson Joan & Mark Johnston Maureen & John King Donna & Pete Larson Mignon & Jay Latimer Deanne & Jim Lehner Mary & B.J. Lupton

Lois & Wayne Marshall Lou McGuire Rhona & Jerry Meislik Nan & Phil Miller Shirley Miller Mary Alice & Mike Moffitt Dianne & Tom Morgan Janet Morrow Dewey Muhleman Stella & Bob Nylund Bettina & Steve Patyk Caroline & Max Perkins Jan & Eugene Peterson The Pirrie Family Evelyn Reeson Bonnie & Matt Rigg Ann Ross Linda & Bill Sauer Lucy Smith Sherry & Rand Spencer Chris Stanley Howard Stephenson Jean Anne Swope & Jim Mechem Diane & Art Thompson Muffin & Paul Vallely George Ted Van Dan Weinberg Linda & Stephen Wendfeldt Whitefish Community Foundation: Carol & Richard Atkinson Fund Lynn & Larry Wilson

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HOLIDAY & SPECIAL CONCERT WEEKENDS $3,000+ Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Glacier Oncology Grouse Mountain Lodge/GPI

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Masterworks Concert Weekend $2,000+ Camas Creek Yarn D.A. Davidson Flathead Beacon Flathead Electric Co-op Inc. Flathead Living Magazine Fun Beverage Glacier Ear Nose & Throat Glacier Restaurant Group

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The Glacier Symphony & Chorale is grateful to patrons for their generous gifts. Listed are the individuals who have contributed between $50 and $999 during our 2012-13 season between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Donors of gifts of $1,000 and above are members of the Maestro Circle and are recognized on page 33 and also in the program insert for each concert. (We apologize for any errors or omissions.) The GSC also thanks all of you who purchased one or more $100 raffle tickets. While these are not tax-deductible gifts, we thank you for your support of the raffle fundraiser which contributes significantly to the revenue budget of the organization!

BEETHOVEN ($500-$999)

Mark & Christina Armstrong Summerfield & Julie Baldridge Richard Blumberg James Bonnet Leslie Breaux Benjamin Bushnell Luther & Dorothy Campbell Linda & Doc Cornutt Bill Cox & Judy Rosenfeld-Cox Marie Dix Erika & Ben Dorrington Drs Craig & Robin Harrison Brian & Shannon Haycox Tara & Peter Hoveland Tate & Tami Kreitinger Lisbeth Lam Kurt & Carol Larson Patti LaTourelle Laura Long Doug & Barb Nelson Mark & Beth Pirrie Ted & Barbara Seaman Morris & Arleah Shechtman Karen & David Spangler John & Alix Sullivan John & Carolyn Swenson Bernadette & Vincent Van Belois Ed & Rhonda Vande Noord Jackie Wildgen Bill & Diane Yarus

MOZART ($250-$499)

Roger & Beth Barth Terry & Linda Bell Sandy Gray & Cameron Blake Michael & Beverly Brooks John & Patricia Clay Diane Conradi Steve & Sue Cummings Douglas & Sylvia Ferree Catherine L. Hall Tom & Sharon Kennett Cathryn McDevitt Ann Page Gordon & Carol Pirrie Lloyd & Bonnie Ross Royce & Ruth Satterlee Jean & Steve Schloss Robert Seaman Murland & Ginny Searight Corrine Stark Claire Strickler Amy Vanderbilt & Gary Moses Mark Walters Scott & Jane Wheeler

BACH ($125-$249)

Frank & Naomi Barnes Michael Bennett & Merry Lynn Southers Ric & Dawn Blair Philip & Adriene Cardan Paul & Penny Carpenter Larry & Helen Cates Cliff & Lynda Collins Michael & Leslie Collins John & Anne Collins Anne Gentry William & Judith Halama John & Lois Hammett Bob & Veleen Hanson Pat & James Hawley David & Cindy Hummel Paul & Charlene Husebye Marise Johnson Leigh & Joan Johnson Dr. Glenn & Hazel Johnston Anna-Lisa Kingsley Alan & Catherine Lerner Patricia & Daniel Lew Chuck & Beverly Martin Bill Martins Janet Mayo Ronald & Jean Miller Sally & David Murdock Marilyn Reynolds Vicki Schulz Melinda Shafman Joe & Ellie Stimpson Lynn & Rusty Woods

PATRON ($75-$124)

William Curtis Adams Wade & Gee Gee Allred Clint & Sandy Anderson Andrew & Allyson Arnold Leslie Baldwin Roger Barber Charles & Mary Bleck David & Jennifer Blickenstaff William Boehme Barbara Boorman Bill & Julia Bosic David Brant R.F. Burke Thomas Burton Dean & JoAnn Catlett Richard & Marilyn Champoux Karen & Nick Chickering James Colla Jonathan & Gloria Detwiler Rebecca DuBois

Roger Elliott Patricia Fisher William & Maureen Fitzpatrick James & Mary Grace Galvin Joel & Elisabeth Goldberg Charles & Teresa Grenier Klaus & Joaquenia Heinrich Erika Johnson Jim & Marilyn Kirby Charles McCarty Jodee & Dennis McDowell Nan & Phillip Miller Gerald & Pat Molen Bent & Lynn Petersen Shirley Postlewait Robert & Sharon Riddle Edward & Barbara Rodden Jerry & Joyce Schaub Jeanne Southwood Velinda & Mark Stevens Leo Tracy William & Kristy Whitsitt

FRIEND ($50-$74)

James & Jackie Allen Diane Baker Jill Baumler Jacqueline Bissonnette Sunne Brandmeyer Mary Ann Carlson Robert Carson William & Paula Cloys David Cooley Anna Dwyer Jes & Jane Hagale Loren Hansen Stephen & Melanie Haymond Stephen & Jeannie Luckey Joan Monaghan Robert & Barbara O’Neil Chris Ohler Edwin Prach Marge & Ed Rothfuss Joann Schadewitz Michelle Scott Don & Phyllis Snow Dick & Jane Solberg Peter & Mary Jane Steele Nancy & Charles Stringfellow Bill & Joyce Sullivan Harold White Melvyn, Cathy & Mary Yokan

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Foundations Applied Materials Foundation Bibler Foundation Callard Woodmansee Foundation Cobb Foundation D.A. Davidson Foundation Deluxe Corporation Foundation Exxon Mobil Foundation Flathead Community Foundation Ila B Dousman Fund League of the GSC Montana Arts Council Montana Community Foundation Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Montana Cultural Trust P.E.O. Plum Creek Matching Gifts Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Rotary Clubs of the Flathead Valley Target Foundation U.S. Bancorp Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Whitefish Community Foundation Grant Fund Various Donor Advised Funds

In Memory of Bud Pfuhl

Doris Holmen Jetta Johnson Andrew Merrill Kovatch Linda & Ray Kuntz Larry & Janice Luxton Janet Martin Eric & Jess Nelson Marg & Brad Nelson Northern Trust Richard Owen Virgil & Sharon Peterson Sheila Scimone Glenda & Bob Smith Barbara Spies Douglas & Joan Stoneman Patty & Allen Todnem John & Deborah Ward Rhonda Watts Jeff & Peggy Young

In Honor Of Jane Lopp

In Memory of William Steck

In Honor of Jim Dicks

Sunne Brandmeyer

Velinda Stevens

Mary VanBuskirk

In Honor Of Ginny Weldon Luther & Dorothy Campbell John Kramer

In Honor of Brad Seaman William Cloys Robert Seaman

In Honor of Case Family John Kramer Tom & Theresa Quinn

In Honor of Barbara & R.H. Seaman, Jr. Brad Seaman

In Honor Of Bill & Linda Sauer James & Jackie Allen

William Boehme BJ & Milt Carlson Carol & Neil Eliason Elaine Farrell James & Jean Hagan Mary Louise Jacobsen Marge & Ed Rothfuss Sharon & Don Schiltz Lin Sultzer Harold White

In Memory of Grace Hill Karen Dodson

In Memory of Walter Stark Mel & Tricia Agen John & Lynn Andenoro Mavis Anderson Association of Swiss Air North American Retirees Naomi Barnes Steve & Susan Bell Carroll Blend Keith & Rebecca Bodnar Bruce & Margaret Conrad Robert Cruse Tara Dearrieta Hi & Mary Gibson Patrick Grennan James & Jean Hagan

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The Glacier Symphony and Chorale recognizes those who have contributed to the Endowment Fund. The Fund was established in 1993 by the Board of Directors. The Fund is invested according to an investment policy of the GSC Board. The funds are in accounts at the Flathead Community Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, Whitefish Community Foundation and Stifel Nicolaus.

The GSC thanks: Terry Abell David & Ruth Ackroyd Linda & Gene Atherton Richard & Carol Atkinson John & Robin Bailey Margaret & Will Baird Cliff & Jane Bennett Rebecca & Bob Blickenstaff James Bonnet Kay & Bill Burg B.J. & Milt Carlson Martin & Richard Cohen Cliff & Lynda Collins John & Anne Collins Columbia Falls Aluminum Crowley Law Firm Steve & Sue Cummings Dermatology Associates Emily Esch Marvin & Olga Esch First Citizens Bank Shauneen Garner Hi & Mary Gibson Porter & Marsha Gifford Glacier Bank Mike & Jackie Goodman Ted & Martha Groenke Reed & Mary Jo Gunlikson Tom Caughlan & Barbara Gutschenritter James & Jean Hagan Martha & Jeff Hamilton Jake & Connie Heckathorn Wilson & Charlotte Higgs Ed & Bobbi Jasmin Stephen & Sharon Johnson Kalispell Medical Oncology Eric & Mary Lerner Kaplan Ray & Linda Kuntz Tom & Dorothy Laird Kurt & Carol Larson Alan Lerner Stephen & Jeannie Luckey Jim & Pam Lynch

John & Ellen MacMillan Donna Maddux Cathryn McDevitt Ken & Karen McFadden Allan & Valeri McGarvey Edward & Cecily McNeil Kathy Mercord Stephen Milheim Irvine & Mimi Milheim Ronald & Jean Miller Sally & David Murdock Van Kirke & Helen Nelson North Valley Eye Care Northwest Imaging Randy & Gini Ogle Vida Poling Nancy Robinson Sue & Steve Rolfing Rotary Club - Kalispell Noon Rotary Club - Kalispell Daybreak Rotary Club - Whitefish Charlene Rygg Wayne & Sheryl Saverud William & Darline Schultz Michele Sickmann Lucy Smith Don & Phyllis Snow Walter & Corrine Stark Art & Diane Thompson Ray & Ladeine Thompson Three Rivers Bank Valley Bank Gen. Neil Van Sickle Jill & Ted Watkins Paul & Gail Weingart Wells Fargo Bank Whitefish Community Foundation Whitefish Credit Union Whitefish Kiwanis Club Suzy Williams Winter Sports Inc. Melvyn & Cathy & Mary Yokan John Zoltek

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A Report to the Community The Glacier Symphony and Chorale (GSC) does not produce a standalone Annual Report. Instead, we include this information to you, our donors, supporters, advocates, volunteers, and friends. Included here are our financial results for the past fiscal year, along with a summary of major initiatives, accomplishments, and activities. The GSC ended our 30th Anniversary Season fiscal year in 2012-2013 with income of $28,274. Significant fundraising efforts and a banner ticket sales year contributed to this result, as well as a reduction of expenses mainly in the area of marketing and personnel benefits. The “profit” for the year will help achieve the strategic goal set by the board of directors to establish an operating reserve of at least $100,000 which will give the organization financial strength in future years to accomplish its goals and any difficult challenges it faces. Following the Silver Season Campaign during 2007-2012, the board of directors put a significant effort on maintaining relationships with existing major donors. Additionally, a new contributors group associated with summer programming and Festival Amadeus was created called “Heart of Mozart” which helped achieve fundraising goals for the year. The GSC board of directors believes in transparency to the public and all profit/ loss statements, balance sheet, and IRS Form 990 tax filings are available on the website at www.gscmusic.org

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Significant accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season •

$28,274 “profit” on actual expenses of $631,701 (4.5%).

Planning and implementation of the 6th Anniversary of Festival Amadeus produce in August 2013. Festival Amadeus is the only week-long classical music festival in a multi-state area drawing thousands of visitors to the concert hall in Whitefish, MT each summer.

The endowment of the GSC has grown from $439,700 to $474,023 during the year. Funds are invested at the Montana Community Foundation, Whitefish Community Foundation, and in a managed account at Stifel Nicolaus. A new fund is being established at the Flathead Community Foundation on a challenge gift of $5,000.

The GSC moved their offices in May 2013 to 69 North Main Street in Kalispell after losing their lease at their old location. The move was accomplished with minimal financial strain due to generous gifts and grants. The new offices include a large board/conference/training room that is available upon request for use by other organizations.

A record level of ticket sales was achieved at $170,472. This represents 25.8 percent of the total revenues for the year, which is typical for symphony organizations nation wide. The GSC board of directors is proud to have continued to institute pricing policies that make tickets to live classical music accessible to the public. Adult tickets as low as $10 each are available at Flathead High School for all concerts, and student tickets are free for all Masterworks concerts. Thus a family of any size can enjoy a concert for as little as $20.

We thank all of you who buy tickets, make contributions, volunteer your time, or simply advocating for the Glacier Symphony and Chorale. We believe strongly that building cultural capacity in our community is important. Having a healthy and vibrant orchestra and chorale provides a service to you, and an experience for musicians and audience alike that is not available to many who live in more populated areas than ours. The music education opportunities that are gained by having professional quality musicians in our community are numerous and have tremendous impact in supplementing music education in our private, public, and home schools. We are here for YOU, and welcome your input and participation.


Profit/Loss Statement Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Balance Sheet As of June 30, 2013

ASSETS

Revenue Tickets & Fees Individual Giving Corporate Sponsorships Raffle/Special Events Grants SSC - Individuals Sales Other Income

$170,472 Cash $173,142 Glacier Bank - Checking $25,029 $96,185 Petty Cash $100 $56,825 Operating Reserve $77,385 $46,520 Total Cash $102,515 $83,521 $29,155 Accounts Receivable & Other Assets $4,155 Program Advertising & Sponsorships $7,450 $659,975 Silver Season Campaign $74,980 Donations $1,000 Inventory & Other $4,216 $286,274 Total Accounts Receivable $87,646 $111,509 $61,921 $52,254 Fixed assets $72,204 $1,750 Fixed Assets Accumulated Depreciation -$35,435 $20,295 $92,764 Total Fixed Assets $36,769 $4,934

Total revenue Expenses Personnel Musicians & Guest Artists Production & Events Marketing Scholarships Fundraising & Raffle Administrative Other

Total expenses Net income or <loss>

$631,701 $28,274

Endowment Assets

Stifel Nicolaus Whitefish Community Foundation MCF Endowment Fund MCF Endowment Fund (Agency)

$214,497 $79,851 $93,231 $86,443

Total other assets $474,023 Total assets $700,953

Fiscal Year 2012-2013

EXPENSES

Fiscal Year 2012-2013

REVENUES

45% Personnel 18% Musicians & Guest Artists 15% Administrative 10% Production & Events 8% Marketing 3% Fundraising & Raffle 1% Other

26% 26% 14% 13% 9% 7% 4% 1%

Tickets & Fees Individual Giving Corporate Sponsorships SSC - Individuals Raffle/Special Events Grants Sales Other Income

Liabilities

Liabilities Line of credit or Borrowing from Endowment Accounts payable Payroll liabilities Deferred revenue - Silver Season Deferred revenue - Raffle Deferred Ad revenue Deferred Ticket revenue Deferred Festival Amadeus Deferred Sponsorships

$41,432 $0 $12,238 $4,700 $74,980 $3,170 $225 $31,947 $40,913 $55,200

Total liabilities $223,373 Fund balance Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently restricted

$254,577 $19,947 $203,055

Fund balance end of year Total liabilities & fund balance

$477,579 $700,953

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Economic Imact Study Report reveals that GSC provides significant stimulus to local economy

Not only does the Glacier Symphony and Chorale provide beautiful music to the Flathead Valley it also provides an economic stimulus to the tune of more than $1.27 million dollars per year and 51 jobs according to the results of a recent report.

What makes the economic impact of arts and culture organizations unique is that, unlike most other industries, they induce large amounts of related spending by their audiences, stimulating other businesses in the local economy.

The study looked at both direct and indirect economic impacts of the 31-year-old music organization on the economy and job market of Northwest Montana. It was funded through Northwestern Energy, and conducted by Rob Gilmore of Solution Mountain, a business-consulting firm located in Bozeman, Montana. Kim Morasaki, of Montana West Economic Development, was instrumental in helping GSC obtain the independent third party study.

“When patrons attend a performing arts event, they may purchase dinner at a restaurant, eat dessert after the show and return home and pay the babysitter. All of these expenditures have a positive and measurable impact on the economy,” explains GSC Executive Director Alan Satterlee. The GSC’s current budget is in the range of $650,000. Of those expenses, approximately $315,000 or 57 percent is budgeted for salaries and benefits, much

of which is spent locally and has a multiplication effect in the economy. The multiplier for performing arts organizations is much higher than many other industries. Thus the investment in the performing arts sector leverages those dollars and maximizes impact on the local economy. “Equally important is that the GSC collects nearly $160,000 annually in ticket revenue serving 9745 patrons each year. Studies show that those attending concerts tend to spend money before and after concerts at an average of $40 per person. Even using a conservative number of $20 per person spent (on additional recreation, food, drinks, babysitters, etc.), the economic impact of GSC concerts created can be estimated at $195,000 annually,” he continues. What is also impressive is that the GSC delivers produces twice as many concerts each season as orchestras in their same budget range. “According to the League of American Orchestras, most organizations in the $650,000 budget range only produce 10-12 concerts per year. We produce 1921 symphony concerts annually, nearly twice as many as the nationwide average,” Satterlee says, noting that GSC produces more concerts each year than any of the other six Montana symphony organizations, He notes that Festival Amadeus, GSC’s summer concert series generates $250,000 of economic impact. “It is a significant community event, with a very high profile and excellent participation by full-time locals, part-time residents and tourists.” A copy of the study is available from the GSC office upon request.

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Wild About Music THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE & INDIVIDUAl SPONSORS OF THE WILD ABOUT MUSIC [WAM] YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

$2,000+ Ila B. Dousman Fund League of the GSC Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Rotary Clubs of the Flathead Valley Target Foundation U.S. Bancorp Foundation Whitefish Credit Union

$1,000+

2013 - 2014 Concert Schedule Friday, October 11, 2013

Blythe Gaissert, mezzo soprano in local choir classes

Friday, November 15, 2013 Arnaud Sussmann, violin at Whitefish Middle School

Friday, February 21, 2014 Alon Goldstein, piano at Flathead High School

Friday, February 28, 2014 Cascade String Quartet at Whitefish Middle School

National Flood Services Peter Nelson, DDS Art & Diane Thompson

$500+ Airworks Allegiance Benefits Management Bill Cox & Judy Rosenfeld-Cox Crowley Fleck Law Firm Flathead Bank Freedom Bank Flathead Electric Co-op Inc. Glacier Eye Clinic Insty Prints Jordahl & Sliter Lakeside Family Dentistry Doug & Barb Nelson Norms News/Western Outdoors Northwest Imaging NxGen Parkside Federal Credit Union John & Alix Sullivan Tamarack Medical Clinic T.J. Wendt, State Farm Agent

Friday, April 25, 2014 Zoltek Jazz at Flathead High School

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gina Lapka, soprano & Stephen Kalm, baritone in local choir classes

For more information on any of the “Wild About Music” programs or concerts, please contact the GSC office at (406) 407-7000 or info@gscmusic.org. www.GSCmusic.org

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Glacier Symphony and Chorale awards scholarships to music students Music scholarships were awarded to six Flathead Valley students at the Glacier Symphony and Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale concert of the 2012-13 season. The awards were based on studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical ability and potential, their participation in the GSC and whether they plan to pursue a career or an avocation in music. Students in grades 9-12 were eligible to apply. Awards were presented to Brittany Barnes, Dani Crandell, Amy Haymond, Chanel Intaratanod, John McLean and Rachel Wambeke at the April 28, 2013 symphony concert.

Br itt an y Bar nes

an 11th grade student from Whitefish, studies harp and viola with Jenanne Solberg at the North Valley Music School. She has performed with the Glacier Symphony and Chorale playing both instruments. She has also played in the Whitefish High School Orchestra, AllState Orchestra and All-Northwest Orchestra. Brittany plans to use her scholarship award to pay for private lessons or Camp Festival Amadeus. is a senior at Glacier High School. She has been studying clarinet since sixth grade and piano since she was four. She was selected to the Montana All-State band and the All-Northwest Band and has garnered numerous awards for playing piano and clarinet. Her goals are to attend the University of Montana where she plans to double major in psychology and music and eventually become a music therapist.

Dani Cr andell

a senior homes school student, lives in Columbia Falls. She is currently studying violin at the North Valley Music School and hopes to continue her violin studies next year at FVCC. She is a member of the Glacier Symphony and plans to continue as she says the education and experience have been valuable to her as a musician.

Am y Haymond

a senior at Columbia Falls High School is studying oboe with Karen Ulmer. Chanel emigrated from Thailand five years ago with no English knowledge or math skills. Over that time she has become proficient in speaking English and developed her skills as a musician. She plans to attend the University of Montana, majoring in Music Performance and Music Education. Her dream is to be a college professor and elementary band teacher as well as starting her own music camp for younger musicians to challenge themselves to step up and play challenging music.

Chanel Int ar at anod

is an 11th grader from Columbia Falls who has been passionate about music from the age of 6. Currently he studies piano with Billy Thompson at the North Valley Music School. His musical passion is composing for media and concert pieces and his goal is to compose full time and teach after college. He plays viola for his church, the Glacier Symphony and with a trio. He looks forward to using the scholarship money to fund his piano lessons, helping him grow and learn in his areas of musical interest.

John McLean

is a senior home school student who has studied piano for 15 years and violin for 12 years. She has performed violin with the GSC for three years. She studies with instructors Wai and Idara Mizutani and April Lane at North Valley Music School. She plans to complete her undergraduate studies at FVCC then transfer to a 4-year school.

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MAESTRO ZOLTEK VISITS GLACIER HIGH SCHOOL STRING ORCHESTRA

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FRY STREET QUARTET PLUS SCOTT BAYLESS PREPARE TO PERFORM THEIR CHAMBER CONCERT

ANDREW STAUPE, GUEST PIANIST


Maestro John Zoltek

THE FESTIVAL AMADEUS ORCHESTRA

JESSE AHMANN AND JANET HAARVIG, CELLISTS

TOM WAMBEKE, VIOLIN / JAN LORD, VIOLIN

PEOPLE ARRIVED EARLY TO PICNIC AND ENJOY THE SUMMER EVENING BEFORE THE CONCERT

GUEST VIOLINIST SIMONE PORTER WELCOMES A YOUNG FAN BY SIGNING HER VIOLIN

OPEN AIR CONCERT, CONCERT IN THE PARK WITH TREES FOR A BACKDROP

MAESTRO BIDS A FOND FAREWELL TO SAM TAYLOR, WHO LEAVES THE GSC AFTER 9 YEARS AS CONCERTMASTER

Photo Credits: Brenda Ahearn / Scott Wilson / Marti Ebbert Kurth

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Thanks to our Benefactors Don K Subaru First Interstate Bank Glacier Bank Max Montana ABC Whitefish Community Foundation Whitefish Credit Union Whitefish Mountain Resort

Thanks to our Sponsors Celebrate! Rentals Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Glacier Restaurant Group Hammer Nutrition Montana Cultural Trust Montana Public Radio Plum Creek Rotary Clubs of the Flathead Valley With additional support from other anonymous donors. We would also like to recognize all of the volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help plan and produce Festival Amadeus.

Our community partners in Whitefish are: Alpine Theatre Project, North Valley Music School, School District 44, The Wave, Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau, Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Theatre Company, and Montana Coffee Traders

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The Legacy Society includes donors who have made bequests or other Planned Gifts to the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, either in the past, or in the future. If you have included the GSC in your will, made a Planned Gift, or named the GSC as a beneficiery in a life insurance policy or retirement plan, please let us know so that we can recognize you! Legacy Society members will be invited annually to a recognition event in their honor. We have a network of Financial Planners, Tax Lawyers, or CPAs that will offer 1 free hour of consultation if you are interested in stting up a will, or learning more about estate planning and philanthopy. Call Alan at 407-7000 if you are interested.

Robin & John Bailey Margaret & Will Baird Margene & Alex Berry James Bonnet Anne & John Collins Steve & Sue Cummings Rick Dunlap Mary & Hi Gibson Maureen Hathaway & Mike Berman Charlotte & Wilson Higgs

Lindy James Eric Kaplan John Kramer Julie Moffitt & Jim Strainer Gini & Randy Ogle Vida Poling Sheryl & Wayne Saverud Lucy Smith Jackie Wildgen

Experienced Private Lesson Faculty: Jesse Ahmann • Tina Bertram • Ellen Calvi Diane Dickerson • Judy Doxtater • Sally Jerde Christian Johnson • Don Rees • Donny Rifkin Jenanne Solberg • Marisa van Lawick • April Vogel

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WolfGang Virginia Axenfield Frank & Naomi Barnes Terry & Linda Bell Michael Bennett & Merry Lynn Southers Ric & Dawn Blair Cameron Blake & Sandy Gray Rebecca & Bob Blickenstaff Kay & Bill Burg Donald Feldman & Karen Burke B.J. & Milt Carlson Larry & Helen Cates Michael & Leslie Collins Anne & John Collins Diane Conradi Mary Lou Covey (Loula’s) Virginia Cronk Carole & Bart Erickson (Ila B. Dousman Fund) Sonia & Brian Frank (Hammer Nutrition) Marshall & Kathy Friedman Anne Gentry Mary & Hi Gibson Judy & Bob Glatz Adele Goldberg & Dennis Allison

Our Thanks to this pack of GSC supporters who believe in Festival Amadeus and give at least $175 to the GSC to support summer programming.

William & Judith Halama Charlotte & Wilson Higgs David & Cindy Hummel Paul & Charlene Husebye Paula & Richard Jackson Jon & Diane Johnson Anna-Lisa Kingsley Patricia & Daniel Lew Dallas & Suzanne Long B.J. & Mary Lupton Wayne & Lois Marshall Chuck & Beverly Martin Janet Mayo Lou McGuire Jerry & Rhona Meislik Mike & Mary Alice Moffitt Tony & Marylou Patterson Stephen & Bettina Patyk Caroline & Max Perkins Edwin Prach Doug Reed (Whitefish Lake Golf Restaurant) Matt & Bonnie Rigg Royce & Ruth Satterlee

The Schneider Family Brad & Susan Seaman The Shaw Family Roger Sullivan & Lucy Smith Sherry & Rand Spencer Christine Stanley Jim Mechem & Jean Anne Swope Sherry & Peter Tracy Dan Weinberg Linda & Stephen Wendfeldt Whitefish Community Foundation Annual Grants Program Case Family Fund Kramer Family Fund Teresa & Tom Quinn Fund Virginia Weldon Fund Call the GSC today to find out how to join this fun group.

The Glacier Symphony and Chorale THANKS our generous major donors who contribute in the range of $1756 and above! 1756 is Mozart’s birth year and those who give at that level and above belong to the ‘Heart of Mozart’ founding contributors group. We thank other major donors as well who help ensure that the GSC’s programs are funded through their annual gifts. Margaret & Will Baird Rebecca & Bob Blickenstaff Kay & William Burg Karen Burke & Donald Feldman Missy & Patrick Carloss Virginia Cronk Ila B. Dousman Fund Sherill & Jon Fetveit Sonia & Brian Frank Kathy & Marshall Friedman Mary & Hi Gibson Judy & Bob Glatz Adele Goldberg & Dennis Allison

Maureen Hathaway & Mike Berman Charlotte & Wilson Higgs Paula & Richard Jackson Amy & Fred Kellogg Mary Ann & Curt Lund Mary & BJ Lupton Lois & Wayne Marshall Rhona & Jerry Meislik Mimi & Irv Milheim Julie Moffitt & Jim Strainer Marylou & Tony Patterson Bettina & Stephen Patyk Caroline & Max Perkins

The Schneider Family The Shaw Family Sherry & Rand Spencer Jean Anne Swope & Jim Mechem Dan Weinberg Whitefish Community Foundation Annual Grants Program Case Family Fund Kramer Family Fund Teresa & Tom Quinn Fund Virginia Weldon Fund Indicates ‘Heart of Mozart’ units of $1756

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Heart of mozart EVENT June 2013

YUMMY FOOD PROVIDED BY JOHN’S ANGELS CATERING

ALAN SATTERLEE SHARES THE GSC STORY

ROBERT SATTERLEE AND REID MERLEY PERFORM

HEART OF MOZART DINNER AT COOPERS

DONORS ENJOY THE EVENING

MICHAEL MOFFITT & B. J. LUPTON SHARE A LAUGH WITH JOHN ZOLTEK

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TOM SNYDER SHOWS OFF AN AUCTION ITEM

DIANNE MORGAN WINS THE AUCTION BICYCLE

MAESTRO WELCOMES THE CROWD TO THE EVENT

MUSICIANS RECEPTION April 2013

A “QUARTET” OF MUSICIANS ENJOY THE PARTY

CONNIE RUDIE ENJOYS SOME DELICIOUS FOOD

ORCHESTRA MEMBERS TAG TEAM WORLD SCRABBLE CHAMPION & GUEST PIANIST, ROGER WRIGHT

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gentle kindness that was graciously sincere and comfortable. But everyone fell in love with Walter in his or her own way. He was absolutely dedicated to our symphony and carried out his duties as Personnel Manager to the letter, creating the high standard by which he lived. But Walter was more than a dedicated musical volunteer and staff member. Walter was a dear man whose gentility and graciousness was contagious. Walter had a huge HEART and loved everyone! He especially loved the symphony, from playing violin to managing people. He was always there! And he definitely practiced more than anyone else in the orchestra, again, setting the example for our community orchestra. He was still taking periodic lessons from his mentor Jackie Melvin just so he could continue to improve and keep up with the ”young whipper snappers” who used to sit near him… he was very dedicated. Glacier Symphony Violinist and Personnel Manager b. 1932, Zurich, Switzerland – d. July 18, 2013, Bigfork, MT USA Walter Stark was an active violinist and Personnel Manager for the Glacier Symphony for over 10 years. He became an integral part of the GSC organization, adding a worldly flair of understanding and professionalism to the position of Personnel Manager that found him interacting regularly with the Music Director, more than 100 musicians, Board members and the public. Walter brought his larger than life personality to his work; He cherished the time he spent getting to know the musicians, from locals to those who traveled here from miles away. He was always there day or night to help me contact and coordinate the orchestra and to deal with any emergency. Walter was a driving force behind the identity of the symphony in both public and professional realms. He gave our organization his world-class perspective with an air of that cultivated politeness that he alone possessed. When first meeting Walter, musicians were sometimes taken aback by this distinguished man with a still thick Swiss accent and “up close and personal” way of communicating. His manner of sophisticated formality may have been unusual but came laced with a

He loved to have musicians over his house. With his wife Corrine’s permission of course! Whether it was a Flathead Lake excursion on his pontoon boat or the annual post concert summer party following our Harbor Village performance. Walter and Corrine were consummate hosts! He loved the companionship of our musicians. Walter made everyone feel special, appreciated and respected for his or her role in the symphony. This was true for establish veterans of the orchestra as well as new young players from high school. He was instrumental in communicating the essence of dedication that he believed was necessary for our high musical standards. And he was, of course, correct! He was so very proud of our “little community orchestra” as he would say. He especially would like to play our concert recordings for some of his European friends who could not fathom that there was such a good symphony in rural Montana! After more than 10 years as Personnel manager Walter was moving on to a board position as orchestra rep. Always priding himself on being on time or ahead of time… (he was after all, a Swiss)… Walter was quite embarrassed when he had the incorrect date of his first board meeting and after rushing into Kalispell and arriving when the meeting was over was profusely apologetic… But added…

“well John… why don’t you come down for a boat ride?”… I wish I had… it was the last time I saw Walter. The members of the Symphony and the GSC would like to express, as much as this is possible, the gratitude and love that we have for Walter and for the experience and gift of being a part of his life. Walter touched everyone in a positive way. Of this I have no doubt. I know the Glacier Symphony will never be the same without him and we will never know such a unique, exquisite and positive gentleman with seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm for music and life itself. He died suddenly this past July while preparing for cycling ride along Foothills Road. He was an avid cyclist all his life and once held the Illinois state championship. His wife Corrine and his loving family survive him. Walter, Thank you for touching us with your love of life. You will be greatly missed.

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Glacier Chorale & Chamber Singers “So in Love” February 2013

SALLY MURDOCK

ALLAN MCGARVEY, KARI DONOVAN, CHRIS BEZAT, DAVID KLASSY

BARB WALDEN, MARILYN BLAIR, KATHY REA, KAY LYNN LEE

JULIA PIERROTTET AND JOHN PEARSON 

THE GLACIER CHAMBER SINGERS AT THEIR “SO IN LOVE” PERFORMANCE Photos by Dave Reese and Brenda Ahearn

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The concert volunteers are a group that assists the administration of the GSC at concerts by selling/taking tickets, ushering, helping with parking, and staffing other tables. The concert volunteers play an important role in making sure that concerts run smoothly and patrons have the best experience possible to enjoy a live classical music performance. An orientation session is held each September to train concert volunteers on their duties. Volunteers learn basic safety procedures and role play typical problematic scenarios that can occur in the concert hall. Concert volunteers arrive at the venue about 90 minutes prior to the performance to help prepare for the concert, and receive any last minute instructions. As a special incentive, concert volunteers receive a free ticket to any concert they work. The group is coordinated by Alice Cabell, Patron Services Manager.

SYMP HONY

The League of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale has a rich history of supporting the organization through volunteerism. The focus has been to help build the educational programs of the GSC, and to raise funds through annual events and the geranium sale. The League of the GSC is organized through an Advisory Board that helps plan and organize League events, in addition to helping recruit volunteers throughout the “Friends of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale” volunteer organization. Activities of the League include annual luncheons, smaller educational and social receptions throughout the Flathead Valley, helping organize food for musician brunches, and raising funds for the “Wild About Music” (WAM) education programs of the GSC. The League of the GSC has one voting representative on the symphony board.

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CHOR ALE

The GSC benefits from volunteers that help with special projects in the office that are outside the scope of usual administrative tasks done by staff. The volunteers are coordinated by Deb Bowers, Receptionist.

Are you handy with tools? Do you like to work outside? The GSC is in need of volunteers to help with annual spring clean-up, lawn upkeep and snow shoveling. There is also a constant list of projects to be undertaken to improve both the inside and outside of the GSC offices. Alan Satterlee, Executive Director coordinates the Building and Grounds volunteers.

BENEFITS OF BEING A VOLUNTEER FOR THE GLACIER SYMPHONY & CHORALE You will be associated with the premier year-round performing arts organization serving all of northwest Montana. By paying a $20 membership fee and volunteering your time, you will receive: • 20% discount on single ticket purchases • A free ticket voucher for the final Masterworks Series concert of the season (April)

• 20% discount on GSC Merchandise • Invitations to special symphony and chorale events

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Miraculous bionic cure

brings back musical life

for oboist

Reid Merley By Marti Ebbert Kurth, for Overture

Photo Credit: Brenda Ahearn for GSC

At the start of every orchestra concert when the concertmaster cues the principal oboe player to blow the note “A,” that unmistakable pitch becomes the standard by which the orchestra tunes. For Glacier Symphony principal oboist, Reid Merley, being in perfect control of that note, and the thousands that follow it, has been a skillful combination of his breathing, muscle tone and nervous system for over 46 years – ever since he first began playing the oboe at age 11. So one day in 2007, when Reid and orchestra mate and fellow oboist, Sherry Parmater, were rehearsing together she noticed that Reid was having trouble holding his instrument still. “I was shocked! We were practicing with an accompanist and he was playing an English horn solo. I looked over and his hand was shaking and I thought ‘What is that?’ The next day we were playing the concert and he was playing a flute and he couldn’t keep the flute

to his mouth. I had never seen anything like it until that day. His arms were suddenly shaking a lot,” she remembers. It was on that fateful day that a mysterious tremor began to exhibit itself, appearing only when Reid brought his oboe, or any of the other wind instruments that he frequently is called upon to play, into position and began to blow into them. It came seemingly out of nowhere, with no other symptoms, such as pain or headache to precede it. Reid says that until that day the tremor had never happened while he was in a concert situation and he was extremely upset at its appearance. At the time, Sherry and Reid were living together in Wyoming where she was Executive Director of the Wyoming Symphony. The symphony conductor suggested he see a neurologist, who diagnosed it as an “essential tremor” and prescribed anti-tremor medications to control it. But the medications didn’t help much. About a year later Sherry visited a bookstore around the corner from her symphony office. The bookstore owner knew she was a musician and told her about a new book she had just gotten in called Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by neurologist, Dr. Oliver Sacks. Sherry sat down with the book and had an “aha” moment when she came to the chapter describing musicians who would shake when they were playing. “In about 2006 medical researchers had discovered a condition they

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call Musician’s Focal Dystonia, meaning the tremor happens only when they are in position and playing their instrument. I said ‘Oh my God, Reid, this is what’s wrong with you!’” she remembers exclaiming. Early on, treatment for the malady was limited to anti-tremor drugs and possibly cutting muscles and nerves to reroute the impulses. But the cure seemed almost worse than the disease and Reid was reluctant to go down that path. Shortly afterward the couple moved back to Kalispell, and Reid, an Army veteran who had played the oboe, as well as tenor drum and piccolo with the 6th US Army Band in the mid 1970s, convinced the local Veteran’s hospital to help him get treatment at the VA hospital in Helena. He had some relief with anti-tremor drugs, enough that he could continue, with increasing difficulty, to play his oboe again with the Glacier Symphony in 2009. The reality of his situation hit the wall in summer of 2010 when he was scheduled to solo with the Festival Amadeus orchestra. “I was rehearsing with the quartet for my evening concert and I couldn’t keep my oboe still. Reluctantly I had to cancel my performance.” The talented musician, a 1983 graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, who later played eight years with the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, stopped playing his instrument completely. He thought his music career was over. “I was ready to put it on the back burner.”


He kept exploring new avenues of treatment and in 2011 he went to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland to a newlyopened movement disorder unit. The doctors experimented with several new drugs, including injecting Botox into his arms, none of which stopped the tremors. Sherry remembers her frustration with the treatment. “He went through a huge amount of trial and error and nothing really helped. I just knew from reading Musicophilia that he had Musician’s Focal Dystonia, which is centered in the brain, but they kept insisting it was a nerve disorder.” A breakthrough came for Reid when he was referred to Kalispell neurosurgeon, Dr. Benny Brandvold. During the exam, Reid and Sherry told him how the tremors only happened when he tried to play his oboe, and he agreed that his symptoms were caused by a malfunction in his brain and not from prior neck injuries. “Dr. Brandvold wrote a letter to the VA with his diagnosis and it was then that they started talking about doing deep brain stimulation surgery on me, which is a treatment used for Parkinson’s patients,” said Reid. In winter of 2012 Reid went back to the Portland VA to be evaluated for surgery. He met with neurosurgeons Dr. Justin Cetas and Dr. Nathaniel Whitney, both affiliates with Oregon Health and Science University. Both doctors were experienced with deep brain stimulation surgery on Parkinson’s patients, a procedure where electrodes are implanted in the brain producing electrical stimulus to regulate abnormal impulses. A pacemaker-like device is placed under the skin in the upper chest and attached to a wire that travels under the skin connecting to the electrodes in the brain. The regulating device can be turned up or down and is left on continuously. But neither surgeon had ever performed this procedure before on a person with Musician’s Focal Dystonia. It differs in that the brain overfires in a specific location, similar to a circuit that has worn out from years of repetitive action, such as bowing a violin or holding the mouth precisely to create the perfect note. In Reid’s case the surgeons would need to identify the exact target location where his brain was over-firing, causing his hands and arms to shake when he played his instrument. The only way to find that spot was for him to be awake and playing his instrument as they probed his

brain! After consulting with doctors at John’s Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic, leaders in this type of procedure, the surgery was scheduled. Sherry accompanied Reid for the first hours of the pre-surgery where a “cage” was screwed onto his skull so that his brain could be accurately targeted. During surgery after they exposed his brain, they called for Sherry’s oboe, a plastic instrument that could be sterilized, handing it to Reid to play in order to reproduce his tremor. Sherry remembers that after some time a nurse came out, handed her oboe back and said excitedly, “He’s doing really well. He played and the tremor came and they found the spot and the tremor went away.” She was soon followed by the technician in charge of the regulator box who came out and said, “I go to these operations every day and I’ve never seen anything like it! When they hit the right spot and the tremor went away–he just kept playing. We had to tell him to stop!” Sherry recalls laughing.

news of a complication. The wire running from Reid’s brain to the stimulator box had broken somewhere in his neck. So they had to go back in the next day and redo the surgery over another six hours. Reid is now truly a bionic musician. Unlike Parkinson’s patients with the device, he only turns on the stimulator when he is going to play. He says the sensation is not uncomfortable. “When I turn on the machine I feel it in my body…I stop breathing for a moment and I get an electric buzz on my right side.” Sherry notices that his playing has gotten better and better as he fine tunes the device to achieve the best results. “His playing is so much stronger now than a year ago. At Festival Amadeus this summer he was just better than ever!” It is bionic justice for this elite oboe player who thought he might never play again.

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The summer of 2012 was the first year that the members of the Glacier Chorale sang at Sunday services of several area churches. This year the tradition continued with the traveling Chorale singing at four churches in the Flathead Valley. About 25 singers participated each Sunday and their efforts were very much appreciated by the congregations. Most of the singers are members of the chorale during the regular season but this also offered an opportunity for former chorale members who now attend college in other areas to sing with the Chorale once again. Under Jim Stanardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direction the Summer Chorale performed two anthems at points in the worship services selected by each church. Generally, one of the singers who is a member of the church helps out with the coordination and logistics so the added music fits into the service nicely. It is hoped that by reaching out to local churches more people will become aware of the GSC and its mission of sharing beautiful music with everyone in the Flathead Valley. The GSC is grateful to Dr. Stanard and the singers who gave up part of their precious summer Sundays to carry this message out into the community.

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Helpful Information

For Additional Information

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For information about the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, please feel free to call us at the GSC office at 406-407-7000 or visit our office at 69 North Main Street in Kalispell, MT. Check out our website for further information at www.gscmusic.org

Program Changes

Ticket Exchange Policy

Programs, artists, locations, and dates are subject to change. Please contact the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office for updates at 406-407-7000.

Season ticket holders may contact the GSC office and exchange concert tickets for seats assigned for a different day. Please note that reassigned seats are on a best-seat-available basis.

Donating Tickets Audio - Visual Equipment Policy The use of cameras, audio or video recording equipment is not permitted during concerts unless permission has been obtained from the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office.

Cell Phone Policy All cell phones, pagers, and ringers must be turned off as soon as concerts start. Texting during concerts is not permitted.

Food and Drink Policy All food and drink must remain in concert venue lobbies and may not be taken into concert auditoriums.

Youth Policy All children must be accompanied by and seated with a responsible adult 18 years or older. We ask that adults escort children out of the auditorium who may be disrupting others. Thank you!

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If you are unable to attend a concert, consider donating your tickets back to the Symphony office and you will receive a letter from the GSC documenting a tax-deductible donation equal to the ticket’s face value.

Lost Tickets

Special Services for Persons with Disabilities Glacier High School and the Whitefish Performing Arts Center are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. Seating charts showing the location of seats with wheelchair access are available online at www.gscmusic.org under both the “accessibility” and the “tickets” sections of the website. Flathead High School Auditorium and the O’Shaughnessy Center are not ADA compliant. Arrangements can be made for wheelchair seating. Access to bathrooms at Flathead High School is by elevator. Listening assistance devices are available at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center upon request.

Only Season ticket holder tickets will be replaced at no charge.

Purchasing Tickets Season tickets may be purchased through the GSC office. If you have been a reserved seat season ticket holder and wish to retain your seats you must renew your subscription by August 15th or your seats may be reassigned. Tickets for single concerts are sold at the door of our concerts or may be purchased on our website at www.gscmusic. org. Door tickets purchased 15 minutes before a concert are strictly assigned best seat available.

Group Rates We have special rates for families and large organized groups (schools, churches, retirement homes, etc.) Please call the GSC office for details.

Large print program inserts from the GSC are available upon request by calling Alice Cabell at 407-7000. Large print programs must be requested 72 hours in advance of the concert. For details on services for those with disabilities, please call the GSC office.


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The following tips for novices and regular subscribers alike will satisfy even the strictest minders of manners.

Cellular Telephones & Pagers Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off your cellular telephones, pagers, and all other audible electronic devices, before the concert begins. Texting, while quiet, can still be a distraction to others around you as the screen on most phones gives off quite a bright light.

How will I find my seat? Even the most experienced audience member may need help with seat locations. We promise you won’t need a map or a compass. Any usher will be more than happy to guide you.

Late Seating If you arrive after a performance has begun, the ushers will do their best to seat you during an appropriate pause in the program. However, late seating is not always available at all performances. Please try to be on time.

Is it time to clap yet? Most artists appreciate applause at any time during a performance. Until the late 19th century and even into the 20th century, it was customary for audiences to applaud at the end of every section of a given piece, and some movements were even given an immediate encore if the applause was great enough. Modern audiences, however, tend to wait until the end of an entire work to clap. Why? Holding applause between movements is considered to be respectful to the performers’ concentration and mindful of musical continuity. The conductor should let you know, and usually does, when a piece is over. He or she will put his or her arms down and turn to face the audience. The conductor will also shake the hands of the concertmaster and the soloist if there is one. If you’re still in doubt, you can always wait until someone else begins to clap and then join in!

Coughing/Sneezing/Eating/Drinking Neither eating nor drinking is permitted inside the auditoriums. If you are hungry, please have a snack before the concert or during intermission. Many patrons ask why water bottles are not allowed in the concert hall. The crackling noise that the plastic makes is quite disturbing, and it's better not to have any food or drink in the hall. If you feel the onset of a cold or allergies, please use a cough drop to ensure that the concert experience is as pleasurable as possible for you—and those around you. Kindly note the next important step: unwrap them ahead of time. If you cannot suppress a cough, it is perfectly acceptable, extraordinarily polite even, to excuse yourself from the performance hall until you feel better.

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