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2019/20 NASHV I LLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GIANCARLO GUERRERO

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ

Martha & Bronson Ingram Music Director Chair

Principal Pops Conductor

NATHAN ASPINALL

TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE

Assistant Conductor

Chorus Director

Music Director

FIRST VIOLINS*

Bruce Christensen Michelle Lackey Collins Christopher Farrell Tony Parce Melinda Whitley Clare Yang

OBOES

Mary Kathryn Van Osdale,

CELLOS*

Roger Wiesmeyer

Denise Baker Kristi Seehafer John Maple Alison Hoffman Paul Tobias Beverly Drukker Anna Lisa Hoepfinger Kirsten Mitchell Isabel Bartles Alicia Enstrom+

Xiao-Fan Zhang,

James Zimmermann,

Anthony LaMarchina,

Katherine Kohler,

Joshua Hickman, Principal

Bradley Mansell Lynn Marie Peithman Stephen Drake Christopher Stenstrom Keith Nicholas Andrew Dunn+

Daniel Lochrie

PERCUSSION

BASS CLARINET

HARP

Daniel Lochrie

Licia Jaskunas, Principal

SECOND VIOLINS*

BASSES*

BASSOONS

KEYBOARD

Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster

Walter Buchanan Sharp Chair

Erin Hall,

Acting Associate Concertmaster

Gerald Greer,

Acting Assistant Concertmaster

Concertmaster Emerita

Carolyn Wann Bailey, Principal

Jessica Blackwell Annaliese Kowert+ Jimin Lim Zoya Leybin+ Benjamin Lloyd Louise Morrison Laura Ross Esther Sanders+ Jung-Min Shin Johna Smith+

VIOLAS*

Daniel Reinker, Principal Shu-Zheng Yang, Assistant Principal

Kevin Bate, Principal

James Victor Miller Chair Acting Assistant Principal Principal Cello Emeritus

ENGLISH HORN CLARINETS Principal

Assistant Principal

E-FLAT CLARINET Katherine Kohler

Paul Jenkins, Principal ◊ Derek Hawkes, Assistant Principal

BASS TROMBONE Steven Brown

TUBA

Gilbert Long, Principal

TIMPANI

Sam Bacco, Principal ◊ Richard Graber, Acting Principal

Robert Marler, Principal

Matthew Abramo Kevin Jablonski Katherine Munagian Tim Pearson+

Gil Perel

Jennifer Goldberg,

CONTRA BASSOON

Luke Bryson, Librarian David Jackson,

FLUTES

HORNS

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

Érik Gratton, Principal

Anne Potter Wilson Chair

Leslie Fagan,

Norma Grobman Rogers Chair

* Seating Section Revolves

+ Replacement

LIBRARIANS Principal

Library Assistant

Leslie Norton, Principal Beth Beeson Patrick Walle,

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER John Wesolowski

Hunter Sholar Radu V. Rusu,

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL ASSISTANT Joseph Demko

Assistant Principal/Utility Horn

PICCOLO Gloria Yun

Gil Perel

Associate Principal/3rd Horn

Assistant Principal

Gloria Yun

Norma Grobman Rogers Chair

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Assistant Principal

Roger Wiesmeyer

TROMBONES

Julia Harguindey, Principal Dawn Hartley,

Joel Reist, Principal Glen Wanner,

Judith Ablon Hari Bernstein ◊ Emilio Carlo+

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Titus Underwood, Principal Ellen Menking,

TRUMPETS

Jeffrey Bailey, Principal Patrick Kunkee, Co-Principal Alexander Blazek

◊ Leave of Absence

STAGE MANAGER W. Paul Holt


C O N D U C TO R S

MUSIC DIRECTOR

GIANCARLO GUERRERO Martha & Bronson Ingram Music Director Chair

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iancarlo Guerrero is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor now in his 11th season as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Guerrero is also Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic at the National Forum of Music in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. He has been praised for his “charismatic conducting and attention to detail” (Seattle Times) in “viscerally powerful performances” (Boston Globe) that are “at once vigorous, passionate and nuanced” (BachTrack). Through commissions, recordings and world premieres, Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony have championed the works of American composers who are defining today’s musical landscape, making Nashville a destination for contemporary orchestral music. Guerrero has presented 11 world premieres with the Nashville Symphony, including the GRAMMY®-winning performance of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway and Terry Riley’s The Palmian Chord Ryddle. Guerrero’s rich discography with the Nashville Symphony numbers 17 recordings, including the 2019 Naxos release of Jonathan Leshnoff ’s Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos.” The work was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. This recording marks the first time the instruments have been heard on a commercially available album. Other albums have been dedicated to the music of composers as diverse as Jennifer Higdon, Richard Danielpour, Joan Tower and Béla Fleck. During the 2019/20 season, Naxos will release recordings of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4 and Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Orchestra,

both recorded with the Nashville Symphony. As part of his commitment to fostering contemporary music, Guerrero, together with composer Aaron Jay Kernis, guided the creation of Nashville Symphony’s biennial Composer Lab & Workshop for young and emerging composers. Guerrero’s 2019/20 season will include return engagements with the Boston Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Museums Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony. In January 2020, Guerrero will conduct the Wrocław Philharmonic on a 12-city North American tour. Guerrero has appeared with prominent North American orchestras, including those of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montréal, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra. He has developed a strong international guest-conducting profile and has worked in recent seasons with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Deutsches Radio Philharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, NDR in Hannover, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Queensland Symphony and Sydney Symphony in Australia. Guerrero was honored as the keynote speaker at the 2019 League of American Orchestras conference, where his address on transforming “inspiration and innovation into meaningful action” was met with a unified standing ovation. Guerrero made his debut with Houston Grand Opera in 2015 conducting Puccini's Madama

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C O N D U C TO R S Butterfly. Early in his career, he worked regularly with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and has conducted new productions of Carmen, La bohème and Rigoletto. In 2008 he gave the Australian premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's one-act opera Ainadamar at the Adelaide Festival. Guerrero previously held posts as the Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami (2011-2016), Music Director of the Eugene Symphony (2002-2009), and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra (1999-2004). Born in Nicaragua, Guerrero immigrated during his childhood to Costa Rica, where he joined the local youth symphony. As a promising young

student, he came to the United States to study percussion and conducting at Baylor University in Texas; he earned his master’s degree in conducting at Northwestern, where he studied with Victor Yampolsky. Given his beginnings in civic youth orchestras, Guerrero is particularly engaged with conducting training orchestras and has worked with the Curtis School of Music, Colburn School in Los Angeles, and Yale Philharmonia, as well as with the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando program. In recent years, he has also developed a relationship with the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2) in New York, created and operated by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall.

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ

Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Sarasota Orchestra. He has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Utah Symphony, Omaha Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. As artistic director and co-founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, he has created exciting education, classical and pops concerts for orchestras across the United States. Sharing an equal love for opera, Lopez-Yañez served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Berkshire Opera Festival, where his work was met with rave reviews. He has led opera gala concerts in San Diego and Aguascalientes (Mexico), as well as a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago. Lopez-Yañez is an active producer, composer and arranger whose work can be heard on numerous albums, including the UNESCO benefit Action Moves People United and the children’s music collection The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and more. Lopez-Yañez previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Nashville Symphony and Omaha Symphony. He holds a Master’s in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Master’s in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.

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nrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Appointed in 2019, he leads the Symphony’s Pops Series and Family Series. Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists, including Toby Keith, Richard Marx, Jennifer Nettles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson, Kenny Loggins and more. During the 2019/20 season, Lopez-Yañez will make appearances with the San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Edmonton Symphony, and return performances with the Detroit

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NATHAN ASPINALL

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Assistant Conductor

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athan Aspinall begins his role as Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony with the 2019/20 season. Previously, he was Assistant Conductor of Jacksonville Symphony. On a tour of South Florida with pianist Bezhod Abduraimov, he led performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Kevin Wilt of the Palm Beach Daily News said of the performance, “In recent years the Kravis Center has heard performances by the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and more. This one was just as polished as any of those.” During the 2018/ 19 season, Aspinall led Jacksonville Symphony in two masterworks subscription programs and a tour with organist Cameron Carpenter. He was selected as one of two conducting fellows at the Tanglewood Music

Festival during the summer of 2019. Formerly, Aspinall held the position of Young Conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia, where he assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors, and where he conducted concerts for the orchestra’s education series. He studied French horn and conducting at the University of Queensland and upon graduation was awarded the Hugh Brandon Prize. In 2012, he attended the Aspen Music Festival, where he was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize. Aspinall has guest-conducted several symphony orchestras, as well as the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances and masterclasses have included the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar. He studied Orchestral Conducting at New England Conservatory in Boston.

TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE Chorus Director

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ow entering his fourth season as director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus, Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe has raised the bar of excellence for Nashville’s premier choral ensemble through intense musical preparation, diverse programming and community building. Under his direction, the Chorus has expanded to 170 members and recently toured Prague, Czech Republic, performing Orff’s Carmina Burana. He also serves as Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he directs the Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir and teaches courses in choral conducting and music education. Biddlecombe’s work with the Nashville Symphony has included chorus preparation for the world-premiere recording of John Harbison’s Requiem (Naxos) and concert performances of choral orchestral masterworks by Stravinsky, Ravel, Haydn, Verdi, Handel and Mahler. He conducts the orchestra and chorus in performance during the annual Voices of Spring concert. In 2018 the Vanderbilt Chorale released its first solo

album, Music in the Listening Place (Navona), with Gramophone UK noting that the Chorale “launch into each track with the earnest passion that only university music students can innocently and genuinely provide.” Biddlecombe made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 conducting Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. A passionate advocate of music education and a veteran teacher, Biddlecombe is active in school music programs, working with teachers as a side-by side coach with Metro Nashville Public Schools. In 2019 he completed a residency with the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where he was honored to work with student and professional choral educators. He is in demand as a conductor and clinician, having served as a clinician to choirs in 25 states. A native of Buffalo, New York, Biddlecombe is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and Florida State University, where he completed doctoral studies in choral conducting and music education with André Thomas. He resides in Nashville with his wife Mary Biddlecombe, Artistic Director of the Blair Children’s Chorus. INCONCERT

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KELLIE PICKLER IN MUSIC CITY CHRISTMAS

with the Nashville Symphony

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, AT 7 PM | FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, AT 8 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ, conductor STEPHEN NACHAMIE, director FELICITY STIVERSON, choreographer EVY ORTIZ, singer BRONSON NORRIS MURPHY, singer TOMMY SUTTER, dance captain/singer COURTNEY ARANGO, dancer/singer JOEY DIPPEL, dancer/singer MELISSA HUNT, dancer/singer JESSIE LAWYER, dancer/singer

NIGEL HESS

A Christmas Overture

ARR. ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ Deck the Hall

EDWARD POLA & GEORGE WYLE / ARR. JIM KESSLER

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

JOHNNY MARKS

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

JOAN JAVITS & PHILIP SPRINGER Santa Baby

IRVING BERLIN

DJ PETROSINO, dancer/singer

White Christmas

TIM ROLLER, dancer/singer

DELVYN CASE

CLAUDIA YANEZ, dancer/singer

Rocket Sleigh

IRVING TAYLOR, DUDLEY BROOKS, & HAL STANLEY

T H A N K YO U TO O U R P O P S S E R I E S PA RT N E R

(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag

JULE STYNE / ARR. LANNY MEYERS Be a Santa

– INTERMISSION – ARR. STEVEN AMUNDSON

Joy to the World

This concert will last 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission. Program order subject to change.

MARIAH CAREY & WALTER AFANASIEFF / ARR. ANTHONY BISBANO All I Want for Christmas Is You

MATTHEW NAUGHTIN

A Visit from St. Nicholas

LEROY ANDERSON

Sleigh Ride

PHIL VASSAR & JULIANA SONGS

The Naughty List

WALTER KENT & KIM GANNON I’ll Be Home for Christmas

ADOLPHE ADAM / ARR. DAVID T. CLYDESDALE O Holy Night

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS KELLIE PICKLER

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ellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in Albemarle, North Carolina, with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and included three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” Pickler followed that in 2008 with her selftitled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (her first Top 10 single, co-written with Taylor Swift) and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as both a powerful vocalist and songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, to huge critical acclaim in 2011. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of the Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on the Best of

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tephen Nachamie is an award-winning director of both plays and musicals. A New York native, he began working in theater while still in high school as a production assistant on such OffBroadway shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Blues in the Night and Starmites, and he has developed new works with BMI, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, New York Musical 20

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2012 list by The Washington Post. In spring 2013, Pickler partnered with Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars. That same year, she also released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler, including the title track. Her CMT docu-comedy series I Love Kellie Pickler, which co-starred her husband and songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November 2015, and the hit series returned for a second season in August 2016. Pickler also co-hosted two seasons of the multiEmmy-nominated syndicated daytime show Pickler & Ben. Last year, Pickler made her Hallmark Channel debut with Christmas at Graceland, playing the film’s lead, Laurel. She reprised the role in the 2019 sequel, Wedding at Graceland, and also recorded and performed beloved Christmas songs for the films. Recently, Pickler recorded “It’s Such a Good Feeling,” the closing theme of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, for the Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories special album project released on Oct. 25. She is an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having completed 11 USO tours. She has been honored with the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award and the USO Heart for the Warrior Award.

Festival, The York Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre and Musical Theatre Works. Nachamie’s production of A Chorus Line at the Olney Theatre received the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical. He also received the 2003 NC Triangle award for West Side Story, the 2004 NH Spotlight Award for Best Musical Production (Chicago) and the 2010 Olympian Award for Best Musical Production (Rent). Nachamie is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (Circle in the Square Theatre School and Musical Theatre Works).


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FELICITY STIVERSON

choreographer

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elicity Stiverson is a New York City-based choreographer, director, teacher and performer. She has performed on Broadway (Hot Feet), toured nationally and internationally (Grease, West Side Story, Steel Pier, My Fair Lady) and has worked at regional theaters and opera companies around the country. She has also performed in Candide at two historic opera houses in France; danced on The Today Show, 30 Rock and in three seasons

EVY ORTIZ singer

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vy Ortiz is a native New Yorker. Old movie musicals were her inspiration, and she knew early on that she wanted to perform on the stage. As a little girl, she performed all over New York City as part of a theater troupe. She studied theater at Pace University, where she did everything from performing in improv experimental plays to reciting Shakespeare. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, she also studied classical singing and trained as a lyric coloratura. She returned to school to attain her master’s degree in vocal performance at New York University. After completing her program, Ortiz signed with an agency and has been a working actress ever since. In addition to her performing career, she has taught theater, voice and piano to children in various programs. She resides in Westchester County and studies voice with Dr. Brian Gill.

of Boardwalk Empire; and played Ashley the Wiccan in the movie Baby Mama. Stiverson has choreographed at regional theaters and opera companies throughout the U.S., and has worked extensively as an assistant/associate choreographer and director. She recently returned from Weston Playhouse, where she choreographed The Fantasticks, with direction by Susanna Gellert, and choreographed The Phantom Tollbooth, with direction by Piper Goodeve. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Stiverson is currently on the dance faculty at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.

BRONSON NORRIS MURPHY

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ronson Norris Murphy is best known for premiering the role of The Phantom in the first North American production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (BWW Award). Other notable performances include The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, the 30th Anniversary National Tour of CATS, Evita at New York City Center, the world premiere production of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse and multiple U.S. productions of West Side Story. His work in regional theaters includes Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, The Skirball Center and Players’ Theatre. Symphonic and concert work include I Am Harvey Milk at Avery Fisher Hall and the Ocean City Pops Tribute to the American Songbook. He has performed as a soloist for Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi’s Magnificat. INCONCERT

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TOMMY SUTTER

COURTNEY ARANGO

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homas Sutter hails from upstate New York, where he began his dance training, excelling in tap at a young age. He later moved to New York City to expand his training, attending a three-year program at The Ailey School and receiving a certificate in dance. While still in school, Sutter began to perform professionally with Cats Paying Dues, a tap company directed by Andrew Nemr. After graduating in 2012, he went on to perform in White Christmas at Westchester Broadway Theater, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, and West Side Story at Harbor Lights Theater Company, where he had the honor of learning the original Jerome Robbins choreography. Other regional credits include Mamma Mia, Guys and Dolls and Man of La Mancha at Weston Playhouse.

JESSIE LAWYER

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ased in New York City, actress Courtney Arango grew up in Miami, Florida, and began dancing at age 7, when she discovered a love for the stage. After exploring every opportunity to perform, Arango found her way into musical theater at age 11. That led to attending Southwood Middle School and New World School of the Arts, where she was able to focus on developing her talent in specialized arts programs. She went on to study at the Boston Conservatory and graduated with a bachelor’s in musical theater. Since moving to New York, Arango has had the opportunity to perform at various theaters around the country, including the MUNY in St. Louis, Seattle Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse on the Park, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Fulton Theater.

DJ PETROSINO

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essie Lawyer is beyond thrilled to join this cast of beautiful friends for the first time with the Nashville Symphony! Recently, Jessie performed as a swing dancer in Sophisticated Ladies (Fulton Theatre/MSMT) and her favorite show todate is West Side Story. Jessie expresses much gratitude to Felicity, Stephen, her family and her love, Albert.

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dancer / singer

ased in New York City, D.J. Petrosino has appeared on television playing the role of Bernardo in the Bernstein Centennial Celebration for PBS’ Great Performances, and toured with a production of Cabaret. His regional theater credits include numerous productions of West Side Story, as well as La Cage Aux Folles, Saturday Night Fever, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia!, Kinky Boots and The Donkey Show, among others. A Boston native, Petrosino earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Salem State University.


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JOEY DIPPEL

dancer / singer

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oey Dippel earned his bachelor’s in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he choreographed the college’s productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Street Scene and the world premiere of Into a Lamplit Room, as well as his class’ showcase in New York City. As a performer, he has worked at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Bucks County Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, the John W. Engeman Theater and Pioneer Theatre Company. He has directed/choreographed for Broadening Theatrics (A Chorus Line: The One Project), the Broadway Dreams Foundation, New York Musical Theatre Factory, New York Theatre Barn, Staten Island Academy and the Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose.

TIM ROLLER

MELISSA HUNT

dancer / singer

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riginally from New Jersey, Melissa Hunt graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Buffalo, where she received broad-based training to the advanced level in multiple dance disciplines. Her performance credits in regional and New York City theater include Anybodys and Velma in West Side Story, 92nd Street Y’s Broadway Takes Two, tap dancer in Al Blackstone’s 27th Annual Gypsy of the Year (Broadway’s fundraiser for Broadway Cares) and his Capezio Fashion Show, as well as dance captain in productions of Evita, My Fair Lady and Annie Get Your Gun. Choreography credits include Mame, Macbeth and numerous University of Buffalo productions. Hunt is the founder and director of the NJ Dance Project, which provides young, talented dancers a platform from which they can explore performance opportunities that reach beyond studio recitals and competition performances.

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im Roller is happy to be celebrating the holidays and making his debut with the Nashville Symphony! A New York City-based theater artist, Roller has performed across the country with the national tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hello, Dolly! Some of his favorite regional credits include A Chorus Line at Transcendence Theatre Company, West Side Story at Harbor Lights, and Cabaret at the Arvada Center. Roller would like to thank Stephen Nachamie and Felicity Stiverson for this amazing opportunity, and he dedicates this performance to anyone in need of some holiday cheer!

CLAUDIA YANEZ dancer / singer

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laudia Yanez started her professional career singing background vocals for GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Jon Secada. She was last seen touring the country on the first national tour of On Your Feet!, playing the role of Rebecca and covering the music of Gloria Estefan. Her favorite credits include the Off-Broadway production of Spamilton, as well as regional productions of Mamma Mia! and A Chorus Line.

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THE ANN & MONROE CARELL FAMILY TRUST FAMILY SERIES

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR & SING-ALONG with the Nashville Symphony

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, AT 11 AM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY NATHAN ASPINALL, conductor JESSIE NIELSON, vocalist & narrator

T H A N K YO U R TO O U R FA M I LY S E R I E S PA RT N E R

ABOUT OUR SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERTS All Family Series concerts have the following sensory friendly supports available. Ask an usher or visit the information kiosk in the Main Lobby for more information! • Flexible seating areas • Booster seats

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• No shushing in the concert hall — It’s OK to make noise! • Closed captioning • American Sign Language interpreting • Fidget toys • Noise-cancelling headphones

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Kid’s Channel wnpt.org/npt3

• Quiet spaces • Social stories, maps and more! Learn more at NashvilleSymphony.org/sensoryfriendly.

This concert will last approximately one hour, with no intermission.

WHEN THE CONCERT BEGINS... The concertmaster will arrive to help the orchestra tune their instruments. Then, the conductor will arrive!

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FA M I LY

IT’S TIME FOR THE ORCHESTRA TO PLAY! LEROY ANDERSON A Christmas Festival NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Polonaise from Christmas Eve IRVING BERLIN / JOHN MOSS White Christmas TRADITIONAL / CARMEN DRAGON O Christmas Tree RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ADAPTED BY RALPH GREEVES Fantasia on Greensleeves MATTHEW NAUGHTIN A Visit from St. Nicholas JOHNNY MARKS / RICHARD HAYMAN Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ALAN SILVESTRI / JERRY BRUBAKER Concert Suite from Polar Express JAMES STEPHENSON A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along! Deck the Halls Jingle Bells Frosty the Snowman Up on the Housetop Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer We Wish You a Merry Christmas

WHEN THE CONCERT IS OVER... The conductor will turn around and the orchestra will stand up. You can clap for the orchestra if you liked the music!

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HCA TRISTAR HEALTH LEGENDS OF MUSIC SERIES

MICHAEL W. SMITH: CHRISTMAS

with the Nashville Symphony TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, AT 7:30 PM

MICHAEL W. SMITH

THANK YOU TO OUR LEGENDS OF MUSIC SERIES PARTNER

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY DAVID HAMILTON, conductor MARC MARTEL JIM DANEKER, musical director, keyboards STU G., guitar CHRIS LEIDHECKER, drums

Selections to be announced from the stage.

JAMES GREGORY, bass NATHAN TASKER, vocals CALVIN NOWELL, vocals BETHANY CRUZ, vocals

This concert will last approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS MICHAEL W. SMITH

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uring a storied career spanning more than three decades, multi-Platinum artist and bestselling author Michael W. Smith has written 35 No. 1 singles and sold more than 15 million albums while accumulating numerous accolades, including three GRAMMY® Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and, most recently, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Born in Kenova, West Virginia, on October 7, 1957, Smith wrote his first song when he was 5. After moving to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter and performing with several local bands, Smith later signed on

as a staff writer with Meadowgreen Music, where he penned gospel hits for artists including Sandi Patty, Kathy Troccoli, Bill Gaither and Amy Grant. Smith began touring as Grant’s keyboard player in 1982, and the next year he became her opening act after releasing his debut album. The 1984 follow-up, Michael W. Smith 2, earned him a GRAMMY® for Best Gospel Performance, after which he shifted gears musically and began developing a more rock-oriented sound to reach a younger and more secular audience. The transition proved a successful one, as Smith has since released more than two dozen albums and landed numerous singles on both the adult contemporary and Christian charts. He won his second GRAMMY® in 1995 for I’ll Lead You Home and another in 2002 for INCONCERT

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Worship Again. In between, he became the first Christian artist to be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting in 1999. In February 2018, Smith released A Million Lights and Surrounded, his first live worship recording since 2014, just a week apart. The two releases became his 30th and 31st Top Ten entries on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, the most among solo artists in the span of his career, and they followed Smith’s successful “Surrounded By a Million Lights World Tour” in 2017. More than just an outstanding songwriter and performer, Smith has given back to the global community throughout his career. In 1994, he launched Rocketown, a holistic, faith-based youth outreach facility in downtown Nashville

DAVID HAMILTON

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avid Hamilton is an accomplished musician known for his versatility, technique and artistic passion. He has earned a reputation as a premier orchestral arranger, as well as a respected conductor, producer, pianist and composer. His music can be heard on recordings and performances by artists from diverse musical genres spanning classical, country, pop, contemporary Christian, gospel and jazz. Among the many artists with whom he has worked, Hamilton has particularly enjoyed collaborating extensively with Michael W. Smith and helping him bring many of his musical ideas to life. The pair co-produced Smith’s instrumental recordings Freedom and Glory, and the Christmas recordings It’s a Wonderful Christmas and The Spirit of Christmas.

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aimed at providing a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope. Smith has also raised funds to battle the AIDS epidemic in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, and he has helped more than 70,000 children through his work with Compassion International. Smith also launched the first book in a new children’s series in May 2018, accompanied by his first-ever children’s album, Lullaby. Smith’s latest release, AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience, was released earlier this year. Inspired by Surrounded, the album captures the energy, passion and unity of Smith’s August 2018 performance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena that featured special guest CeCe Winans and the voices of 14,000 people who attended the evening.

Hamilton has created music for numerous films, as well as the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, the GRAMMY® and Dove Awards, and Macy’s, and he has written and arranged an extensive body of choral music sung by churches across America as part of their expressions of worship. His musical arrangements can also be heard at Walt Disney theme parks worldwide. Also a gifted conductor, he has had the privilege of conducting distinguished orchestras such as the Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Virginia and Edmonton symphonies, and at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Hamilton also leads orchestral recording sessions in major recording studios and sound stages around the world, and he has collaborated with numerous artists as musical director for pops, national holiday tours and choral concerts. Hamilton’s passion and love for music grew through his childhood and teenage years studying piano, writing and playing in church. His undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Wheaton College


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Conservatory of Music and his master’s degree in arranging, production and vocal jazz from the University of Miami School of Music provided diverse training and a potent blend of musical worlds that have served him well in the vibrant creative community of his hometown, Nashville. The famous quote by Saint Iraneus, “The Glory of God is man fully alive,” holds deep meaning for Hamilton. “I want to be an

MARC MARTEL

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ong before his YouTube videos went viral, spawning an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a performance with the surviving members of Queen on American Idol, Marc Martel spent 13 years recording and touring the globe with Canadian rockers Downhere. The rock band visited all 50 U.S. states and toured throughout Europe and Northern Africa, collecting worldwide acclaim and four Juno Awards in their native land. After paying their dues for more than a decade in a 15-seat passenger van and finally graduating to a full-fledged bus, the group wrote what they believed was the very peak of their artistry and expression. Despite the private support of radio programmers, the public never latched onto what turned out to be Downhere’s swansong effort. Yet right around that time, Martel received an email from an industry pal with a link to a contest spearheaded by the members of Queen. At first, the front man almost passed on the opportunity, but with some prodding from his wife and additional friends, he casually cut a version of “Somebody to Love” in 2011. After more than 30 million cumulative YouTube and Facebook views, and bolstered by the

authentic man who loves his family and lives his faith,” he says. “I don’t always get it right, but I’m grateful to be reminded time and again that my family and my music are gifts, and God’s redemption shines in my deep need for grace. I’m grateful to feel more fully alive in the joy of making music not simply for the joy alone, but for the reason why — which for me, makes all the difference.”

aforementioned Ellen appearance, Martel was declared the victor. Even legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor remarked to the Daily Record: “That voice. You listen, close your eyes and you think it’s Freddie. It’s really uncanny.” Martell has fronted Queen’s official tribute show, The Queen Extravaganza, for more than 160 shows and started his own Queen tribute show called The Ultimate Queen Celebration, which tours all over the world. Even with the overwhelming demand of Martel’s Queen-themed projects, he’s cultivated an increasingly visible solo career defined by a relentless creativity and the ability to craft his own identity while flawlessly stepping into the shoes of others. The cheekily titled Impersonator (2014) is a modern rock masterpiece that unexpectedly spawned “Dead Ringer” as the entrance song for comedian Carrot Top in Las Vegas, and in 2016, Martel continued a Downhere tradition by releasing the EP The Silent Night, which put him back on the Christian radio charts with his Top 10 single “What Child Is This?” Martel performed at the direct request of Céline Dion on Radio-Canada TV’s En direct de l’Universe in 2016, and he also delivered jaw-dropping covers of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” for the video games Just Dance 2017 and Just Dance 2018, respectively.

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MOVIE SERIES

HOME ALONE IN CONCERT

with the Nashville Symphony THURSDAY & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 & 13, AT 7 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

BLAIR CHILDREN’S CHORUS CHORALE

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ, conductor

MARY BIDDLECOMBE, director

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX Presents A JOHN HUGHES Production A CHRIS COLUMBUS Film HOME ALONE MACAULAY CULKIN JOE PESCI DANIEL STERN JOHN HEARD and CATHERINE O’HARA Music by JOHN WILLIAMS Film Editor: RAJA GOSNELL Production Designer: JOHN MUTO Director of Photography: JULIO MACAT Executive Producers: MARK LEVINSON & SCOTT ROSENFELT and TARQUIN GOTCH Written and Produced by JOHN HUGHES Directed by CHRIS COLUMBUS Soundtrack Album Available on CBS Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs Color by DELUXE®

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Film screening of Home Alone courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This concert will last two hours and 20 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. Home Alone in Concert produced by Film Concerts Live!, a joint venture of IMG Artists, LLC and The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc. Producers: Steven A. Linder and Jamie Richardson Director of Operations: Rob Stogsdill Production Manager: Sophie Greaves Production Assistant: Elise Peate Worldwide Representation: IMG Artists, LLC Technical Director: Mike Runice Music Composed by John Williams Music Preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Service Film Preparation for Concert Performance: Ramiro Belgardt Technical Consultant: Laura Gibson Sound Remixing for Concert Performance: Chace Audio by Deluxe The score for Home Alone has been adapted for live concert performance.

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ABOUT THE COMPOSER JOHN WILLIAMS

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n a career spanning more than five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage, and he remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. He has composed the music for more than 100 films, including all nine Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, Superman, Memoirs of a Geisha, Home Alone and The Book Thief. His 45-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, The BFG and The Post. Williams has composed themes for four Olympic Games. He served as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 14 seasons and remains their Laureate Conductor. He has composed numerous works for the concert stage, including two symphonies, and concertos commissioned by many of America’s most prominent orchestras. Williams has received five Academy Awards and 51 Oscar nominations (making him the

second-most nominated person in the history of the Oscars), seven British Academy Awards, 24 GRAMMY® Awards, four Golden Globes and five Emmys. In 2003, he received the Olympic Order (the IOC’s highest honor) for his contributions to the Olympic movement. In 2004, he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and in 2009 he received the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the U.S. Government. In 2016 he received the 44th Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute — the first time a composer was honored with this award.

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ver since Home Alone appeared, it has held a unique place in the affections of a very broad public. Director Chris Columbus brought a uniquely fresh and innocent approach to this delightful story, and the film has deservedly become a perennial at holiday time. I took great pleasure in composing the score for the film, and I am especially delighted that the Nashville Symphony has agreed to perform the music in a live presentation of the movie. I know I speak for everyone connected with the making of the film in saying that we are greatly honored by this event. — John Williams

BLAIR CHILDREN’S CHORUS CHORALE MARY BIDDLECOMBE, director Asa Abbot Devon Anderson Grace Bumgarner Mary Celeste Byrd Isaac Cheng John Paul Claverie Tyana Crutcher

Anna Frogge Alexander Mayo Mazzy Hansen Murray Ellie Rothman Garrett Scott Timory Shaner Jennie Mae Sprouse

Ben T. Strobel Cameron Thompson Alex Tipping KeShawna Washington Elena Wierich Lillian Worley William Wyckoff

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SPECIAL EVENT

Guerrero Conducts

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

with the Nashville Symphony & Chorus THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, AT 7 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 & 21, AT 8 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, AT 2 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY & CHORUS

T H A N K YO U TO O U R CO N C E RT PA RT N E R S

GIANCARLO GUERRERO, conductor TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE, chorus director MARY WILSON, soprano ANDREW FOSTER-WILLIAMS, bass Mezzo soprano and tenor soloists to be announced This concert will last 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL Messiah – 2 hours, 40 minutes Sinfonia PART I Accompagnato: Comfort ye, my people Air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord Air: But who may abide the day of His coming Chorus: And He shall purify Accompagnato: Behold, a virgin shall conceive Air and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth. Air: The people that walked in darkness 32

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This weekend’s performances of the Nashville Symphony Chorus are underwritten in part by Mr. & Mrs. James W. White.

Chorus: For unto us a Child is Born Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them Recitative: And the angel said unto them Accompagnato: And suddenly, there was with the angel Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd Duet: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd Chorus: His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light

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PART II Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God Air: He was despised Chorus: Surely He hath bourne our griefs Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray Accompagnato: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn Chorus: He trusted in God Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart Arioso: Behold and see if there be if there be any sorrow Accompagnato: He was cut off out of the land of the living Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in Hell Chorus: Lift up your heads Air: How beautiful are the feet of them Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together

Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder Recitative: He that dwelleth in Heaven Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron Chorus: Hallelujah PART III Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth Chorus: Since by man came death Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery Air: The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be rais'd Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass Duet: O death, where is thy sting? Chorus: But thanks be to God Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain Chorus: Amen

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah Born on February 23, 1685, in Halle, Germany Died on April 14, 1759, in London, England

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Handel composed the first version of Messiah in just a little over three weeks, between August 22 and September 14, 1741, but continued to make revisions to the score — in some cases adding new arias — for subsequent revivals of the work.

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verall, the career of George Frideric Handel resembles that favorite symbol of 18th-century England: the wheel of fortune. The man who was born Georg Friedrich Händel to a barber-surgeon in Halle (less than 100 miles from J.S. Bach’s birthplace) settled in London in 1712 and made England his home until he died. Handel found admiring royal and aristocratic patrons there but also enjoyed success as a musical entrepreneur, managing the production of a prolific series of Italian operas which he wrote for the London stage. Then, after his reputation and fortune soared, fashions changed and Handel came close to the brink of ruin. It was through his cultivation of the English oratorio — essentially, opera in disguise, without the costumes — that he turned his luck around once more. Messiah belongs to this pivotal turning point in Handel’s career, when he was shift ing his focus away from the genre of tragic opera (opera seria) that had become a central preoccupation of his London career. In fact, it was with opera (Rinaldo, in 1711) that Handel scored his first hit in London. Opera seria involved setting librettos in Italian which recounted stories from mythology or history. It was a genre calculated in part to showcase the star singers of the era, oft en with spectacular special effects as part of the staging. By the late 1730s, the high costs of 34

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Estimated length: 2 hours and 40 minutes First performance: April 13, 1742, in the Great Music Hall in Dublin, with the composer conducting. First Nashville Symphony performance: December 15, 1963, with Music Director Willis Page.

production were making it an unsustainable business model. What’s more, significant changes in the English public’s musical taste could not be ignored. After Messiah, Handel ceased writing Italian operas altogether and concentrated mostly on oratorios in English. Handel cultivated an English variation on the older oratorio idea, cleverly mixing a sense of moral uplift with the entertainment value of opera, minus the expense, costumes, and overpaid egos. Oratorio had an additional appeal, in that it seemed more acceptable to emerging middle-class audiences wary of the scandal-tinged world of opera. But this association with the sphere of secular performance generated some initial resistance to Messiah. After producing a highly successful subscription series of both oratorios and operas in Dublin in the 1741-42 season, Handel chose to conclude it by presenting the world premiere of Messiah in the spring of 1742. Despite the praise the new work won from its Dublin audiences, back in London — where Handel cautiously introduced Messiah under the title “New Sacred Oratorio” in 1743 — it became the subject of controversy as a debate raged in the press. Messiah’s method of setting actual scriptural texts, as well as its delineation of Jesus within a genre that could be performed “for diversion and amusement,” even triggered charges of blasphemy, although


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these were leveled against the secular context of the performances rather than Handel’s music itself. The fretting subsided within a few years, although the only times Handel led Messiah in a non-secular space were in his last years, when he gave midday performances in the newly built chapel of the Foundling Hospital. (The composer donated proceeds from Messiah concerts to charitable causes.) During his last decade, Handel conducted annual performances that became a highlight of the season. These were always given in the spring, at Eastertide. It was only after his death that the association of Messiah with the Christmas season took root. Although we tend to think of Messiah as the quintessential English oratorio, its text represents an unusual approach to the genre. Librettist Charles Jennens had collaborated previously with Handel and likely compiled the book for Israel in Egypt (first presented in 1739) which anticipates the method of construction of Messiah, arranging actual texts from the bible. But the process is less straightforward in Messiah. Jennens — a wealthy patron who was nevertheless an outsider, disaffected with contemporary English politics — juxtaposes extracts from both the Old and the New Testaments to represent the basic narrative of Christian redemption. Rather than a biographical sketch of the life of Jesus, Messiah concerns the very idea of divinity becoming manifest in human history (hence the lack of the definite article — “the Messiah” — in its title). There is very little dramatic impersonation of characters. The narrative is indirect and suggestive, and, as has been often noted, downright confusing to anyone not familiar with the implied events involving the life of Jesus. Jennens divides the libretto into three acts (although he calls them “parts”), much like the organization of a baroque opera. Part One centers around prophecy and the nativity of Jesus, ending with his miracles (this is

the part of the oratorio that is most closely tied to the Christmas season). Following its evocation of hope comes a condensed version of the Passion story of sacrifice in Part Two. Part Three concludes with the implications of Christ’s redemption of humanity from the fall of Adam.

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andel’s musical expression homes in on the universal emotions that underlie each stage of the Christian redemption narrative. Handel was above all a man of the theater, and his operatic genius for establishing the mood to suit a given situation is everywhere apparent. But in opera, Handel typically accomplishes this through a lengthy chain of arias. The centrality of the chorus in Messiah allows for greater diversity. Part One establishes a pattern of recitative, aria, and chorus, which then allows for further variation in the other two parts. Handel moreover draws on the gamut of international styles of his era, mixing high ly w rought, t hri l ling ly complex Northern European counterpoint alongside straightforward, Italianate lyricism, majestic French rhythms, and homophonic choruses. He avails himself as well of an astonishing range of colors in the accompanying textures, though with a remarkable economy of instrumentation. Notice, for example, how the trumpets remain silent in Part One until “Glory to God,” and are subsequently kept in the wings until the “Hallelujah!” chorus at the end of Part Two. (Incidentally, in contrast to what is often assumed, the glory this chorus depicts refers not to the moment of Christ’s resurrection but to the triumph of redemption). Consider, too, the compelling psychological range Handel explores, encompassing in Part One alone the fathomless darkness associated with the period of universal waiting for a savior; the oasis-like calm of the purely INCONCERT

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instrumental “Pastoral Symphony,” with its evocation of the music of shepherds; and the dancing exuberance of “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion.” Handel continually finds freshly inventive ways to “paint” the words through music (witness the “straying” lines of “All we like sheep”) but subtler surprises are often hidden within his settings as well. In that same chorus, Handel engineers a detour from the cheerful mood that predominates into the tragic minor when the consequences of human failure are suggested. Amid all this variety, by the end of Part Three Handel has taken us on a journey that will later become familiar in the symphonies of Beethoven — the passage from darkness to enlightenment and final victory. The

PART ONE SINFONIA ACCOMPAGNATO: Comfort ye, my people (Tenor) Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplish’d, that her iniquity is pardon’d. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight in the desert a highway for our God. AIR: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (Tenor) Every valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain. CHORUS: And the glory of the Lord And the glory, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. ACCOMPAGNATO: Thus saith the Lord (Bass) Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; Yet once, a little while, and I will shake the heav’ns and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the desire of all nations shall come. The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, ev’n the messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.

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“Hallelujah!” chorus may seem unbeatable, yet somehow Handel manages to follow it with still more glorious music: the soaring certainty of “The trumpet shall sound” and the progression of the choral finale, with its fugal setting of “Amen.” As the voices weave their threads together, that final word becomes a serene chant, all-encompassing in its resonance. In addition to four vocal soloists and four-part chorus, the version of Handel’s scoring for Messiah used in these performances calls for an orchestra of 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo and organ. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator.

AIR: But who may abide the day of His Coming (Countertenor) But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire. CHORUS: And He shall purify And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. ACCOMPAGNATO: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Countertenor) Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, “God with us.” AIR AND CHORUS: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Countertenor) O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. ACCOMPAGNATO: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bass) For Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.


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AIR: The people that walked in darkness (Bass) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. And they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. CHORUS: For unto us a Child is born For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace! PIFA ( PASTORAL SYMPHONY) RECITATIVE: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano) There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. ACCOMPAGNATO: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them (Soprano) And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. RECITATIVE: And the angel said unto them (Soprano) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. ACCOMPAGNATO: And suddenly there was with the angel (Soprano) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heav’nly host, praising God, and saying: CHORUS: Glory to God in the highest Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, goodwill towards men. AIR: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is the righteous Savior, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen. RECITATIVE: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd (Countertenor) Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

DUET: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Soprano & Countertenor) He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. CHORUS: His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light.

PART TWO CHORUS: Behold the Lamb of God Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. AIR: He was despised (Countertenor) He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. CHORUS: Surely, He hath borne our griefs Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him. CHORUS: And with His stripes we are healed And with His stripes we are healed. CHORUS: All we like sheep have gone astray All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned ev’ry one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ACCOMPAGNATO: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn (Tenor) All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn; they shoot our their lips, and shake their heads, saying: CHORUS: He trusted in God He trusted in God that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him. ACCOMPAGNATO: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor) Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness: He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort Him. ARIOSO: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Tenor) Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow!

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ACCOMPAGNATO: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Tenor) He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of Thy people was He stricken. AIR: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell (Tenor) But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.

PART THREE AIR: I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano) I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And tho’ worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

CHORUS: Lift up your heads Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.

CHORUS: Since by man came death Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

AIR: How beautiful are the feet of them (Soprano) How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.

AIR: The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be rais'd (Bass) The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be chang’d.

AIR: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Bass) Why do the nations so furiously rage together: why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His anointed. CHORUS: Let us break their bonds asunder Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us. RECITATIVE: He that dwelleth in heaven (Tenor) He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision. AIR: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenor) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. CHORUS: Hallelujah Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

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ACCOMPAGNATO: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass) Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be chang’d in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.

RECITATIVE: Then shall be brought to pass (Countertenor) Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” DUET: O death, where is thy sting? (Countertenor & Tenor) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. CHORUS: But thanks be to God But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. CHORUS: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. CHORUS: Amen Amen.


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NASHVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE, Chorus Director

SOPRANO

Kacie Dunham Allison Espada Becky Evans-Young Amy Frogge Kelli Gauthier Rebecca Greer Grace J. Guill† Ally Hard Stacey Haslam Vanessa D. Jackson* Katie Lawrence

Jennifer Lynn Alisha Austin Menard Jean Miller Jessie Neilson Angela Pasquini Clifford Samantha Petry Kristine Phillips Beth Pirtle Renita J. Smith-Crittendon Ashlinn Snyder Paige Stinnett

ALTO

Carol Armes Kathy Bearden Tessa Berger Mary Bond Vinéecia Buchanan Mary Callahan* Cathi Carmack† Kelsey Christian Lisa Cooper† Helen Cornell Carla M. Davis† Amanda Leigh Dier

Erin Elgass Cara Frank Dana Purser Gary Katherine Gillett Elizabeth Gilliam† Debra L. Greenspan Bevin Gregory Judith Griffin Leah Handelsman Sidney Hyde Liza Marie Johnston Valerie Kamen

Leah Koesten Stephanie Kraft Emily Longenecker Shelly McCormack Asha Moody Jessica Moore Stephanie Moritz Shelia Mullican Valerie Nelson Lisa Pellegrin Annette Phillips Stacy L. Reed

Debbie Reyland Anna Lea Ritchie Allie Senyard Hannah Sims Anjali Sivaainkaran Madalynne Skelton Caroline Kimbrey Talbert* Deanna Talbert Kathryn Whitaker Maggie Zeillmann

TENOR

Anthony R. Barta Robert Bennett Eric Boehme Kevin Brenner Brett Cartwright Taylor Chadwick Joe A. Fitzpatrick Fred Garcia Danny Gordon*

Kory Henkel William F. Hodge† Ron Jensen Mitchell Lane Scott Lee Lynn McGill Don Mott Devin Mueller Ryan Norris

John Perry Keith Ramsey David M. Satterfield†* Zach Shrout Daniel Sissom Eddie Smith Stephen Sparks† Joel Tellinghuisen Christopher Thompson

Benjamin Tyrrel Richard Colby White Richard Wineland Scott Wolfe John Logan Wood Jonathan Yeaworth

BASS

Clair Susong Marva A. Swann Marjorie Taggart Angie Thomas* Ashley Vance Jan Staats Volk† Camille Winton Sylvia Wynn Callie Zindel

Beverly Anderson† Katie Arata Esther Bae Amie Bates Jill Boehme Stephanie Breiwa Christine Brosend Daphne Bugelli Sara Jean Curtiss Claire Delcourt Katie Doyle

Gilbert Aldridge James Cortner Nick Davidson Dustin Derryberry Frank Ellsworth Mark Filosa Ian M. Frazier Stuart Garber George Goetschel Tim Goodenough

Duane Hamilton Andrew Hard Luke Harnish Richard Hatfield† Carl Johnson Kenneth Keel Justin Kirby William Loyd Taylor Lucy Rob Mahurin

Adam Mamula Bruce Meriwether Andrew Miller Christopher Mixon Chandler Montgomery Steve Myers Alec Oziminski Steve Prichard Daniel Silva Merv Snider

William E. Squires Larry Strachan David B. Thomas†* Alex Tinianow Brian Warford* Eric Wiuff Hunter Yates

* Section Leader † 25+ year members

Andrew Miller, president Sara Crigger, librarian

Jeff Burnham, accompanist

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ABOUT THE SOLOISTS MARY WILSON soprano

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n high demand on the concert stage, Mary Wilson has most recently performed with the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Detroit Symphony, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Virginia Symphony and at the Hollywood Bowl. She has also worked with numerous conductors, including Nicholas McGegan, Bernard Labadie, JoAnn Falletta and Leonard Slatkin. As an exciting interpreter of Baroque repertoire, particularly Handel, Wilson has appeared with Musica Angelica, American Bach Soloists, Boston Baroque, Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis, Baltimore Handel Choir, Florida Bach Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival. On the opera stage, Wilson is especially noted for her portrayals of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah in Le Nozze di Figaro and Gilda in Rigoletto. She has created leading roles in North American and world premiere performances of Dove’s Flight (Controller), Glass’ Galileo Galilei (Grand Duchess Christina) and Petitgirard’s Joseph Merrick dit L’Elephant Man (Le Colorature). Wilson has appeared most recently with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Dayton Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Goodman Theatre. Opera News heralded Wilson’s first solo recording, Mary Wilson Sings Handel, stating “Wilson’s luminous voice contains so much charisma,” and dubbed the recording one of its Best of the Year. 40

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ANDREW FOSTERWILLIAMS bass

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ass-baritone Andrew FosterWilliams enjoys a vibrant career on opera and concert stages, and is graced with a vocal versatility that allows him to present an extensive repertoire. His dramatic capacity has earned the respect of many acclaimed stage directors, as he “holds the attention of the audience with the energy of someone who has great experience, and with sensational vocal ability, which he uses with total freedom" (Opéra). Foster-Williams’ career recently found a new direction with successes as Pizarro (Fidelio) at Theater an der Wien and Philharmonie de Paris, as Escamillo in a new Kasper Holten production of Carmen, and unanimously praised performances of Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin. Acclaimed performances include Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Lysiart (Euryanthe), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) and Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande). Highlights of the 2019/20 season include Lohengrin at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Iphigénie en Tauride with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La damnation de Faust with Lan Shui and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s WeihnachtsOratorium with the Oslo Philharmonic, and Handel’s Messiah with the Munich Philharmonic. He also returns to the New York Philharmonic for Mozart’s Mass in C minor and sings the title role of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Foster-Williams’ extensive discography includes Beethoven’s Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with the San Francisco Symphony, The Seasons with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Gabrieli Consort & Players, and HMS Pinafore with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.


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The Nashville Symphony is deeply grateful to the following individuals who support its concert season and its services to the community through their generous contributions to the Annual Fund and support for Special Events. Donors as of November 4, 2019.

MARTHA RIVERS INGRAM SOCIETY Gifts of $50,000 + Mr. Newman & Mr. Johnathon Arndt ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Mr. Michael Carter, Sr. & Mrs. Pamela Carter ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin W. Crumbo ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Giacobone ◊ Mrs. Martha Rivers Ingram ◊ Donna & Ralph Korpman

Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999

WALTER SHARP SOCIETY Mr. & Mrs. James Ayers Mr. Russell W. Bates ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bottorff ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Carlton The Rev. & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Giarratana

Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero ◊ Orrin Ingram The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt ◊ Patricia and Louis Todd Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter ◊

Mr. Ronald P. Soltman, in memory of Judith Cram ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tillinger ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner ◊ David* & Gail Williams ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joel Williams ◊

Gifts of $15,000 - $24,999

VIRTUOSO SOCIETY Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey Mrs. Melinda S. & Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser ◊ H. Victor Braren, M.D. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Brown Sr.* Mr. & Mrs. Colin A. Butler ◊ Mr. & Mrs. John Chadwick Carol & Frank Daniels III ◊ Tommy & Julie Frist Ms. Gail Danner Greil ◊

Richard & Sharalena Miller ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Olsen ◊ Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III ◊

Brenda & David Griffin ◊ Patricia & H. Rodes Hart ◊ Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Vicki & Rick Horne ◊ Drs. Edmund & Lauren Parker Jackson ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner ◊ Ellen Harrison Martin ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David K. Morgan ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Nicol ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Gustavus A. Puryear IV ◊ Anne & Joe Russell ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Rick Scarola Ron & Diane Shafer ◊ Mr. Robert J. Turner & Mr. Jay Jones ◊ Alan D. & Jan L. Valentine ◊ Jonathan & Janet Weaver ◊ The Harris Widener Family Fund ◊

2 019/20 B OA R D O F D I R ECTORS OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

Mark Peacock

Russell Bates

Interim Board Chair

Treasurer

Pamela Carter

Hank Ingram

Chair Elect

Secretary

Kevin Crumbo

Alan D. Valentine

Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO

Rev. Dexter Sutton Brewer Vice Chair

+ Indicates Young Leaders Intern

Newman Arndt Melinda Balser Dr. H. Victor Braren Mary Cavarra Michelle Collins Carol Daniels Nick Deidiker James Edward Demont, II + Christopher Farrell Andrew Giacobone Edward A. Goodrich Brenda P. Griffin

Derek Hawkes Michael W. Hayes Christopher T. Holmes Vicki Horne Emily Humphreys Lee Ann Ingram Martha R. Ingram Dr. Edmund Jackson Jay Jones Laura Kimbrell Sandra Lipman Cynthia Clark Matthews

Andy Miller Richard L. Miller Pat Murphy Bob Olsen Victoria Pao Jeremie Papin W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. Ric J. Potenz Jennifer H. Puryear Dr. Janice Riley-Burt E. Kelly Sanford Carolyn W. Schott

James C. Seabury III Luis Solana Karl Sprules Mark Tillinger Glen Wanner Jonathan G. Weaver James W. White Peri Widener Betsy Wills Clare Yang Alan R. Yuspeh Shirley Zeitlin

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Nicholas Deidiker

Andrew Hard

Victor Evans

Lenai Augustine

Ryan Lipscomb

Chair

Secretary

Membership Chair

Samantha Breske

Jason Palmer

Brian Cook

Cassandra Petty

Sarah Kendrick

James Richfield

Laura Kimbrell

Ginny Stalker

Megan Koch

Taylor Vickery

Allison Reed

Andrew Martin

Kayla Counts

Past Chair

Treasurer

Events Chair

Hank Ingram

Amanda Kane

Catherine Grace

Chair Emeritus

Communications Chair

Spirits of Summer Chair

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overning Members receive access to Founders Hall donor lounge, complimentary drinks, special access, exclusive invitations and behind-the-scenes experiences. Membership is offered with an annual gift of $3,000 and purchase of 4+ concerts.

Jay Jones, Chair Ric Potenz, Chair Emeritus

Visit NashvilleSymphony.org/GoverningMembers for more information. ◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members

MUSICIANS CIRCLE Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Ward A. Baker Clara and Wesley Belden ◊ Randy Bernard Blevins, Inc. ◊ Mrs. J. C. Bradford Jr. ◊ Ann & Frank Bumstead ◊ Drs. Rodney & Janice Burt ◊ Mary & Joseph Cavarra ◊ Mrs. William Sherrard Cochran Sr. Mr.* & Mrs. W. Ovid Collins Ben & Julie Cundiff ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Hilton & Sallie Dean ◊

Nick & Connie Deidiker ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Doochin ◊ Tom & Judy Foster ◊ Allis Dale & John Gillmor ◊ Mr. & Mrs. F. David Haas ◊ Dick & Vicki Hammer ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Spencer Hays ◊ Gregory T. Hersh ◊ Mr. Robert C. Hilton ◊ Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Holloway Hank Ingram ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Irby Sr. ◊ Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Johnson Mr. & Mrs. T. K. Kimbrell ◊

Gifts of $10,000 - $14,999 Retired COL's, Steve & Julie Lomax ◊ The Melkus Family Foundation Victoria & William Pao ◊ Ms. Carolyn W. Schott Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus ◊ Mr. Karl Sprules Dr. & Mrs. Jack Stalker ◊ Margaret* & Cal Turner ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James F. Turner Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James W. White ◊ Jimmie D. & Patricia L. White ◊ Shirley Zeitlin ◊

STRADIVARIUS SOCIETY Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Gregg P. Allen ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Timothy W. Arnold Judy & Joe Barker ◊ Michael V. and Sharry D. Beard ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bentz Ms. Erin L. Bishop ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boehm ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Harold Brewer Chuck & Sandra Cagle ◊ John E. Cain III Mike & Jane Ann Cain ◊ Ms. Pamela Casey ◊ Fred Cassetty ◊ Dr. Elizabeth Cato Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Clark ◊ Dorit & Donald Cochron ◊ Brian & Haden Cook ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin ◊ Drs. Michael S. and Rowena D. Cuffe Mr. & Mrs. J. Bradford Currie BioVentures, Inc. ◊ Mr. Robert J. Deal and Mr. Jason T. Bradshaw Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis ◊ Marty & Betty Dickens ◊ Laura & Wayne* Dugas ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Burton Dye ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jere Mann Ervin Mrs. Annette S. Eskind ◊

* denotes donors who are deceased

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind ◊ The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation ◊ Laurie & Steven Eskind Marilyn Ezell Jennifer & Billy Frist Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Fuller Ed & Nancy Goodrich ◊ Kate Grayken Dr. and Mrs. Donald Griffin Carl & Connie Haley ◊ Carolyn N. and Terry W. Hamby ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harrington ◊ Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes Dr. Jan Van Eys & Judith Hodges ◊ Keith & Nancy* Johnson Ms. Sarah Kendrick ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Koch Heloise Werthan Kuhn ◊ Drs. Paul & Dana Latour Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lee ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ryan C. Lipscomb ◊ Mr. Mark E. Lopez & Mr. Patrick J. Boggs ◊ Myles & Joan MacDonald ◊ Red & Shari Martin ◊ Dr. Shawn Mathis & Mrs. Vida Mathis ◊ Ms. Jennifer McCoy & Mr. JT Dominick ◊ Jayne Menkemeller ◊ Edward D. & Linda F. Miles ◊ Christopher & Patricia Mixon ◊ Mr. & Mrs. A. Bruce Moore Jr.

Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Odom ◊ Dr. Christopher J. Ott & Mr. Jeremy R. Simons Ms. Aylin Ozgener and Mr. Scott Hethcox Todd & Diandra Peacock ◊ Peggy & Hal Pennington Joelle & Brant Phillips CW Pinson, M.D., MBA ◊ DeDe Priest ◊ Carol & John T. Rochford ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rollins Mr. and Mrs. John B. Rosen ◊ Joe & Dorothy Scarlett ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Schneider ◊ Mrs. J. Ronald Scott ◊ Nelson & Sheila Shields The Shields Family Foundation ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small ◊ Michael & Grace Sposato ◊ Carol A. Tate ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Matthew K. Taylor ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Bradley D. Thacker Peggy & John Warner ◊ Mrs. Lisa W. Wheeler ◊ Holly Wilds Jerry & Ernie Williams ◊ Janet & Alan Yuspeh Barbara & Bud* Zander ◊

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GOLDEN BATON SOCIETY Gifts of $3,000 - $4,999 Anonymous (5) Mr. & Mrs. John V. Abbott ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Abelman ◊ Shelley Alexander ◊ Jeremy & Rebecca Atack ◊ Jon K. & Colleen Atwood ◊ Grace & Carl Awh ◊ Brian & Beth Bachmann David Baldwin & Melissa K. Moss ◊ Ned Bates and Brigette Anschuetz ◊ Elisabetha Baugh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Baxter ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup ◊ Betty C. Bellamy ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Randy Bellows ◊ Dr. Eric & Elaine Berg ◊ Dennis & Tammy Boehms ◊ Jamey Bowen & Norman Wells ◊ Randal & Priscilla Braker ◊ Mary Lawrence Breinig ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Phillip L. Bressman ◊ Steven & Cassandra Brosvik ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Steve R. Brubaker ◊ Dr. Melinda and Mr. John B. Buntin Ms. Betsy Calabrace ◊ Mary Taylor Gallagher & Chris Cardwell ◊ Sykes & Ann Cargile ◊ David L. Carlton ◊ Crom & Kathy Carmichael ◊ Tom & Kathi Carr ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Carter ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Cooper Chilton ◊ Catherine Chitwood ◊ Catherine Chitwood David & Starling Clark Jay & Ellen Clayton ◊ Terry & Holly Clyne ◊ Ed & Pat Cole ◊ Mr. & Mrs. H. Rhea Cole ◊ Marjorie Collins ◊ Michael Conver Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. ◊ Kathy & Scott Corlew ◊ Teresa Corlew & Wes Allen ◊ Roger & Barbara Cottrell ◊ David Coulam & Lucy A. Visceglia ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Covert ◊ Joel* & Charlotte Covington ◊ Leslie J. Crofford ◊ Janine Cundiff ◊ Angela & Charles Curtiss ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Daley III ◊ M. Bradshaw Darnall Myrtianne Downs ◊

Stephen & Kimberly Drake ◊ Dr. Mac and Mrs. Brenda Edington Drs. James & Rena Ellzy ◊ Mr. Owen T. Embry ◊ Dr. Noelle Daugherty & Dr. Jack Erter ◊ Victor Evans Dr. Meredith A. Ezell Ms. Paula Fairchild ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Will Fischer ◊ Dr. Arthur C. Fleischer & Family ◊ John & Barbara Fletcher ◊ Drs. Robert* & Sharron Francis Mr. & Mrs. Pete Franks ◊ Karyn Frist Cathey & Wilford Fuqua ◊ Dr. Ronald E. Galbraith & Mrs. Faith H. Galbraith ◊ Ms. Harper Ganick Kathryn Ganier Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gann ◊ Harris A. Gilbert ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Gilleland III ◊ Mr. Amos R. Glass ◊ Andrew & Alene Gnyp ◊ Gerald C. Greer & Scott Hoffman MD ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin D. Griffin Anna Grizzle Karen & Daniel Grossman & Family ◊ Tracy Guarino John & Libbey Hagewood ◊ Mrs. Robbie J. Hampton ◊ Ted Hanson ◊ Dr. Edward Hantel ◊ Suzy Heer Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Henry ◊ Ms. Cornelia B. Holland ◊ Drs. Robert Hines* & Mary Hooks ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Israel ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. John F. Jacques ◊ Janet & Philip Jamieson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Lou Jennings ◊ George & Shirley Johnston ◊ Mr. Mountaine M. Jonas ◊ Ms. Amanda K. Kane ◊ Mrs. Edward C. Kennedy William Killebrew Tom & Darlene Klaritch ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David J. Klintworth ◊ Anne Knauff ◊ Bill Knestrick Jack T. & Sophie Knott ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. ◊ Ms. Pamela L. Koerner ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Kovach ◊ Mrs. Nona Jane Kroha ◊ Kevin & Nicole Krushenski ◊ Mr. Paul H. Kuhn, Jr. ◊ Mike & Penny Ladouceur ◊ Robert & Carol Lampe Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Land Mr. Edward Lanquist ◊ Martha & Larry Larkin ◊ Kevin & May Lavender Ellen Eskind Lehman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Lentini ◊ Hon. & Mrs. Thomas R. Lewis ◊ Marye & Bill Lewis ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lippolis ◊ Mr. Brent D. Longtin & Mr. Douglas A. Darsow ◊ Mr. & Mrs.* George Luscombe II ◊ John W. Maddux Ms. Orlene Makinson ◊ Drew Martin Lynn & Jack May ◊ Sheila & Richard McCarty ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Cary A. McClure Mr. & Mrs. Chet Melvin ◊ Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger ◊ Laurie Miller ◊ Mr. David K. Mitchell ◊ Mr. & Mrs. S. Moharreri ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James Moore ◊ Bill & Cindy Morelli Mr. Wayne E. Morris ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Kelvin A. Moses ◊ Matt & Rhonda Mulroy ◊ James & Patricia Munro ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Nave Jr. ◊ Mrs. Gwen Noe ◊ Dr. Agatha L. Nolen ◊ Mr. & Mrs.* Robert J. Notestine ◊ Dr. John A. Oates Jr.* & Meredith S. Oates ◊ David & Pamela Palmer ◊ Susan Holt & Mark Patterson ◊ Drs. Teresa & Phillip Patterson ◊ Mr. Richard M. Patterson Dr. & Mrs. Dale Pilkinton Donna and Tom Priesmeyer ◊ Dr. Zeljko & Tanya Radic ◊ Mr. & Mrs. W. Edward Ramage ◊ Allison Reed & Sam Garza ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Alexander T. Renfro ◊ Mr. James E. Richfield Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Riven ◊ Dr. Robert & Taylor Robinson ◊ Misha Robledo Anne & Charles Roos ◊ Ms. Sara L. Rosson & Ms. Nancy Menke ◊

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Ms. Mary Frances Rudy ◊ Samuel A. Santoro & Mary M. Zutter ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Saul ◊ Dr. Norm Scarborough & Ms. Kimberly Hewell ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Schoettle Peggy C. Sciotto ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Seale ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Sewell ◊ Joan Blum Shayne ◊ Steve & Holly Shelton ◊ Allen Spears* & Colleen Sheppard David & Niki Smith ◊ Dr. Neil & Ruth Smith ◊ K.C. & Mary Smythe ◊ Mr. Jason P. Somerville & Mr. Eric Cook ◊ Clark Spoden & Norah Buikstra ◊ Christopher & Maribeth Stahl ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. Steakley Mr. & Mrs. Barry Steele ◊ Robert & Virginia Stewart ◊ Deborah & James Stonehocker ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James G. Stranch III ◊ James Elliott Sutter Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mr. Mark Lee Taylor ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Thomson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Thursby ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Townes ◊ Martha J. Trammell ◊ Mr. James N. Vickers & Mr. Brian Schafer ◊ Joyce Vise Mr. & Mrs. William H. Wade ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Wagner ◊ James & Greta Walsh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Mark Wathen ◊ Talmage M. Watts & Debra Greenspan Watts ◊ Carroll Van West & Mary Hoffschwelle ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Derek West ◊ Mr. James L. White ◊ Stacy Widelitz ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills III Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Wood ◊ Ira Work ◊ Dr. Artmas L. Worthy ◊ Donna B. Yurdin ◊ Mr. Craig Zimberg & Ms. Tara Sawdon ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Victor L. Zirilli ◊

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members


I N D I V I D UA L PAT R O N S

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999 Anonymous (8) Jeff & Tina Adams Elizabeth Allen Lisa & Mr. Gerry Altieri Frank Maxwell Andrews Ms. Jennifer McNew Appelt Ms. Deborah Arvin Mr. Bruce G. Aubrey Ms. Peggy Mayo Bailey Mr. Ron Balcarras Mr. & Mrs. John Bearden Craig & Angela Becker Mrs. Raymond P. Bills Celia Applegate & David Blackbourn Randolph & Elaine Blake Dr. & Mrs. Marion G. Bolin Gene & Donna Bonfoey Dan & Mindy Brodbeck Berry & Connie Brooks Caroline Brzozowicz Jean & David Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Sophie Cape Bill & Chris Carver David & Pam Chamberlin Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Chasanoff Barbara & Eric Chazen Mr. J.D. Picksley Cheek Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Christopher Sallylou & David Cloyd Amy & Overton Colton Greg & Mary Jo Cote Katherine C. Daniel Linda & Ben Davis Dr. & Mrs. Eric Delpire Carol & Harold Donaldson Peter & Kathleen Donofrio Ms. Linda Kartoz-Doochin & Mr. Michael Doochin Kathryn Applegate Duffer Mr. & Mrs.* DeWitt Ezell John David & Mary Dale Trabue Fitzgerald Ann D. Frisch Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Frohsin Dr. & Mrs. John R. Furman Peter & Debra Gage Carlene Hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & Lorelee Gawaluck Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Goad Jr. James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Richard A. Green John & Melissa Halsell The Evelyn S. & Jim Horne Hankins Foundation Andrew & Ally Hard

Mr. & Mrs. John Burton Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Hickerson III Mr. Kevin E. Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Hill Dr. Elisabeth Dykens & Dr. Robert Hodapp Mr. and Mrs. Hampton A. Holcomb Jr. Chris & Susan Holmes Mrs. Henry W. Hooker* Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Bruce & Diane Houglum Hudson Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Huie Bud Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Toshinari Ishii Donald L. Jackson G. Brian Jackson & Roger E. Moore Mr. David James & Ms. Jeri Thomson Barry & Suzanne Jennings Mary Loventhal Jones Mr. & Mrs. W Evans Kemp Jr. Walter & Sarah Knestrick William C. & Deborah Patterson Koch

Mr. & Mrs. Randolph M. LaGasse Mr. & Mrs.* Samuel W. Lavender Dr. Michelle Law John & Barbara Lawless Mr. & Mrs. John M. Leap Sally M. Levine Don & Patti Liedtke Mrs. Travis B. Loller & Mr. James A. Nichols Captain Nathan Marsh Metro Fire Fighter Ms. Helen J. Mason Steve & Susie Mathews Ms. Kathryn McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. Michael McIlwain Drs. Manfred* & Susan Menking Mr. Steve Merryman Ingrid Meszoely MD Jennifer Michaeli Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Miller Joseph & Julia Moore Margaret & David Moss Anne & Peter Neff Leslie & Scott Newman Mary & Gudger Nichols Virginia O'Brien Mr. & Mrs.* Douglas Odom Jr. David Oxley, MD FACS

Governing Members are highly engaged patrons who have a desire to influence the future of the Nashville Symphony.

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overning Members receive access to Founders Hall donor lounge, complimentary drinks, special access, exclusive invitations and behind-thescenes experiences. Membership is offered with an annual gift of $3,000 and purchase of 4+ concerts.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A GOVERNING MEMBER? • Access to special experiences with Nashville Symphony musicians & leaders • Invitations to Symphony Ball & Symphony Fashion Show • Access to Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall • Special events just for Governing Members

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• Hands-on opportunities for leadership • Opportunity for future board service • Special recognition INCONCERT

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I N D I V I D U A L PAT R O N S Catherine & John Perry Cassie Petty Robert & Laura Pittman Carol Armes & Bob Pitz Mr. Charles H. Potter Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Potter Delphine and Kenneth Roberts Courtney Robinson David & Karin Roland Barry & Melissa Rose Peoples Robert Lawrence Sadler, Sr. Prof. E. Kelly Sanford Larry Savage Paul H. Scarbrough Mrs. Alexandrino Severino Anita & Mike Shea Tom & Sylvia Singleton

ENCORE CIRCLE Anonymous (9) Jerry Adams Carol M. Allen Adrienne Ames Candy Burger & Dan Ashmead Mr. & Mrs. John S. Atkins Richard & Ada Baker Mr. & Mrs. J. Oriol Barenys Mrs. Brenda Bass Dr. & Mrs. David M. Bayer Katrin T. Bean Mr. & Mrs. W. Todd Bender Annie Laurie & Irvin* Berry Dr. Diane Rae & Mr. Greg Berty Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Boyd Bogle III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Braden Robert & Barbara Braswell Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Braun Mr. James I. Brown & Ms. Lindella Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Eugene N. Bulso Jr. Gina & Sam Burnette Mr. & Mrs. William F. Carpenter III Dean & Sandy Chase Renée Chevalier Dr. Amy Chomsky Ms. Christine Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Clevenger III Teri & Alan Cohen

Drs. Walter E. Smalley Jr. & Louise Hanson Mrs. Ione Smith Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Scott Smith Nan E. Speller Stuart & Shirley Speyer Sid Stanley Pamela & Steven Taylor Mr. & Mrs. David B. Thomas Sr. Ms. Janice E. Ticich Norman & Marilyn Tolk Mila & Bill Truan Larry & Brenda Vickers Kris & G. G. Waggoner Mike & Elaine Walker Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Dr. Theodore E. Wiltsie

Robert H. Wolle Berje Yacoubian & Kathy Wade-Yacoubian Mr. Jeffery A. Zeitlin Glenn & Heather Zigli Drs. Wendell S. & Paige Akers Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allbee Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Bostelman Mr. Brian Carden Dr. Robert J. Carroll Vickie & Buzz Cason Cindy & Doug Cobb Mr.* & Mrs. Glenn Eaden John & Debbie Farringer Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Garber Mr. Norman B. Gillis Dr. Gary S. Gutow Jim & Stephanie Hastings

Esther & Roger Cohn Chase Cole Joe & Judy Cook Nancy Krider Corley Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Counts, III Ms. R. Suzanne Cravens Dr. & Mrs. Glen W. Davidson Drs. Maria Gabriella Giro & Jeffrey M. Davidson Barbara* & Willie K. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Henry A. DePhillips Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Dinwiddie Dr. Tracey E. Doering Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Drake Joe & Shirley Draper Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Driggins Laura L. Dunbar Mr & Mrs. Mike Dungan Melissa Eckert Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Edmondson Sr. Susan H. Edwards Dr. & Mrs. William H. Edwards Sr. Bill & Dian S. Ezell Dr. Kimberly D. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Frazier John C. Frist Jr., M.D. Chris & Mandy Genovese Gregory George & Mary E. Fortugno

DECEMBER 2019

Gifts of $1,000 - $1,499

Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Elinor Hall Elinor Hall Pam Hamrick Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Havens Michael & Catherine Hayes Dr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Heimburger Ms. Doris Ann Hendrix Mr. Bradley Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Winston C. Hickman Ms. Jere R. Hinman Sonny Gichner Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hommrich Drs. Richard T. & Paula C.* Hoos Ken & Beverly Horner Mr. David Huckabee Donna & Ronn* Huff Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Huljak Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Hulme Mr. & Mrs. David Huseman Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Jackson Margaret & Richard Bruce Jennings Susan & Evan Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Tarpley Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kane George C. King William & Bethany Kroemer Dr. Karen Duffy & Mr. Henry E. Kromer

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Lisa & Bill Headley Linda R. Koon Dr. Hassane Mchaourab Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Judy Oxford & Grant Benedict Claude Petrie Jr. Brad S. Procter Nancy Ray Judy & Hank Schomber Ashley N. Skinner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Stearns Larry & Paula Throneberry Rodney Irvin Family Kevin & Elizabeth Warren Wood Family Trust

Tim Kyne Joyce K. Laben* Mr. Jerry Lackey Rob & Julia Ledyard John & Mary Leinard Mr.* & Mrs. Irving Levy Jana Lisle Parham Theresa MacDonald Andrea & Helga Maneschi Mr. & Mrs. Ben T. Martin Dr. & Mrs.* Raymond S. Martin James & Patricia Martineau Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Marx Bob Maynard Dr. Wendell McAbee Ron & Karen Meers Eric & Denise Mericle Bruce & Bonnie Meriwether F. Max & Mary A. Merrell Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Meyers Mr. Michael Mishu Rev. Dr. & Mrs.* Charles L. Moffatt Mr. & Mrs. Steven Moll Ms. Gay Moon James & April Moore Mr. & Mrs.Timothy L. Morris Lynn Morrow Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Mueller Mr. Rick Murphy Mr. Chase Neely

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I N D I V I D UA L PAT R O N S Mr. Robert O'Quin Ms. Susan Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Tim & Sue Palmer James & Jeanne Pankow Janie E. Parmley Clint Parrish Mr. & Mrs. James D. Peyton Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Powell Jr. Julia Powell Ms. Deborah Putnam Tom & Chris Rashford Paul & Gerda Resch Candace Mason Revelette Mr. Allen Reynolds Don* & Connie Richardson Dr. & Mrs. Jorge Rojas

Richard Rosenthal & Audrey Anderson Ms. Caroline Rudy G. Kyle Rybczyk David Sampsell Mr. Paul Sanderson Mrs. Cooper Schley Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Schultenover Dr. & Mrs. John S. Sergent Mrs. Lillian C. Sharp Hon. Wayne C. Shelton Jim & Melody Sipes Ms. Diane M. Skelton George & Mary Sloan Susan Diane Sloan

CONCERTMASTER SOCIETY Anonymous (17) Henry J. Abbott Ben & Nancy* Adams Jeffrey H. Adams Ms. Arnelle S. Adcock Newton & Burkley Allen Mr. Geoff Amateau Betty Anderson Newell Anderson & Lynne McFarland Judith Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Carlyle D. Apple Geralda M. Aubry Mr. & Mrs. James E. Auer Philip E. Autry, DMA Dr. Joseph Awad & Jane Gilliam Lawrence E. Baggett Mr. Omar S. Bakeer Ms. Emiko S. Baldwin Dr. & Mrs. Jere Bass Mr. & Mrs. David L. Bata Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Bateman Mr. & Mrs. Royce A. Belcher Rick & Stephanie Belcher Carl W. Berg Rick & Abby Blahauvietz Marilyn Blake Jerry & Donna Boswell Mr. Kevin L. Bowden & Candice Ethridge Don & Deborah Boyd Dr. Scott B. Boyd Mr.* & Mrs. William E. Boyte Ms. Linda W. Bramblett Beverly J. Brandenburg-Scott Dr. Joe P. Brasher Bob & Linda Brewer Pamela Brown & Lynn McCraney Bob & Leslie Brown Steven & Jill Brown David Bruce Richard Bruehl & Nancy Stott

Martha S. Bryant Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Buckspan Mr. & Mrs. G. Rhea Bucy Gary Bullard Ben F. Burns III Howard & Karen Burris Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bush Ms. Constance L. Caldwell Ms. Marguerite E. Callahan Mrs. Julia C. Callaway Dr. & Mrs. W. Barton Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Luther Cantrell Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Mrs. Gay Chamberlain Mrs. Sharon Charney Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Christenberry Dr. & Mrs. André L. Churchwell Donna P. Clark Mr. & Mrs. John W. Clay Jr. Colonel (ret.) Dr. & Mrs. James R. (Conra) Collier Marion Pickering Couch Mr. & Mrs. Richard Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Brennis Craddock Mr. & Mrs. George Crawford Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Buddy R. Curnutt Mr. Timothy D. Curtis & Adam N. Castellarin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Dale Dr. & Mrs. Brett W. Darwin Andrew Daughety & Jennifer Reinganum Thomas G. Davidson Janet Keese Davies Steve & Julie Davis William Davis & Catherine Colbert Dr. & Mrs. Ben Dehner Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Delk Mrs. Keith C. DeMoss

Dr. & Mrs. J. J. Wendel Ms. Libby R. Werthan Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Wieck Marie Holman Wiggins Diana T. Wilker Craig P. Williams & Kimberly Schenk Mr. & Mrs. Rick Wilson Mr. & Mrs. William (Dan) F. Wolf Brian & Mary Jessica Woodrum Mary Yarbrough & Terry Wharton Dr. & Mrs. Donald Yurdin Ms. Jane Zeigler

Dr. & Mrs. Norman Spencer E.B.S. Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Stein Dr. Martha Walker-Stratton Hope & Howard* Stringer Bruce & Elaine Sullivan Craig & Dianne Sussman Dr. Paul E. Teschan Clay & Kimberly Teter Torrence Family Fund Mr. Michael P. Tortora Thomas L. & Judith A.* Turk Dr. & Mrs. Michael Tyler Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wahl Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wallick Dr. & Mrs. John J. Warner

Gifts of $500 - $999

Ms. Laura Denison Anne R. Dennison Mr. & Mrs.* J. William Denny Tom & Leslie DiNella Bob Dozier Mr. Carl Dreifuss & Mrs. Elizabeth G. Tannenbaum Dr. Robert E. Dudley Michael Duffer Mr. & Mrs. John C. Egyed Mrs. Clara Elam The S. Brent Elliott Family Dr. William E. Engel Dr. & Mrs. James Ettien David & René Evans Dr. John & Janet Exton Frank & Shirley Fachilla Alex & Terry Fardon Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Fell Anita Schmid & Tyree Finch Béla Fleck Dr. Evon Flesberg & Mr. Norm Nelson Andrew & Mary Foxworth Sr. Judson & Leah Fredrickson Dr. Alex B. Fruin Dr. Paul O. Gaddis Ms. Anne W. Gaither Kathy & Marbut Gaston Gatewood Consulting Services Dr. & Mrs. Harold L. Gentry Rick & Sara Getsay Erin Gillaspie Dr. Mark Glazer & Cindy Stone Ms. Jennifer Goetz Dr. James R. Goldenring & Ms. Barbara M. Fingleton Wes Gordon Kathleen Gould Brent & Pat Graves Dr. Cornelia R. Graves Mr. Michael P. Griffin Judith & Peter Griffin

* denotes donors who are deceased

Willard Griffin Richard & Carol Ann Haglund Dr. & Mrs. John D. Hainsworth Mr. Christopher Hamby Walter H. White III & Dr. Susan Hammonds-White Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hardy H. Clay & Mary Harkleroad Cindy Harper Drs. Liana and Frank Harrell Mr. & Mrs. J. George Harris Ms. Jane Harris Jason & Carrie Haslam Janet & Jim Hasson Mr. Donald B. Hastings Dr. Christopher H. Hawkins Veronica Hawkins H. Carl Haywood Dr. James L. Head & Dr. Anita R. Head Doug & Becky Hellerson Dennis & Leslie Henson Cameron Hicks Gerald Hill Robert C. & Shirley M. Hilmer Dr. Elena M. Hines Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hitt Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hofe Robert Hoffman Frances Holt Mr. Richard D. Holtz Theressa Honnoll Allen, Lucy & Paul Hovious Mrs. Charlotte E. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. David Hunt Margie Hunter Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Hutchison Roger T. Jenkins & Gayle Jenkins Ms. Janice A. Jennings Richard W. Jett Hal & Dona Johnson Bob & Virginia Johnson

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members INCONCERT

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Andrew Giacobone and Assistant Conductor Nathan Aspinall Stephen Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Timothy K. Johnson Mary & Doug Johnston Dr.* & Mrs. Sam Jones Byron and Carolyn Kamp John & Eleanor Kennedy Patrick B. Kennedy & Jamie S. Amos Jane S. Kersten Mr. & Mrs. Brock Kidd The Kimball Family Mr. & Mrs. Kurt W. Koehn Dr. Valentina Kon & Dr. Jeffrey L. Hymes Mr. Daniel Kula Mr. Daniel L. LaFevor Drs. Cheryl Laffer & Fernando Elijovich Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Lawrence Mr. Joseph Y. Lee & Ms. Erica Fetterman Mr. Talmage Lefler Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy R. Lemmon Ted & Anne Lenz Dorothy & Jim Lesch Michael & Ellen Levitt Ms. Delorse A. Lewis Dr. Christopher & Melissa Lind Burk & Caroline Lindsey Richard & Tad Lisella Keltner W. & Debra S. Locke Chris & Elizabeth Long Kim & Bob Looney Mr. Enrico Lopez-Yanez Mr. & Mrs. Denis Lovell Kenyatta & Tracey Lovett Jim & Debbie Lundy Drs. Amy & George Lynch Michael & State Representative Susan Lynn Herman & Dee Maass William R. & Maria T. MacKay Dr. & Mrs. Mark A. Magnuson Ms. Sheila Mann Mr. & Mrs. John F. Manning Jr. Mr. Troy B. Marden & Jerome Farris Dr. Dana R. Marshall

Symphony Ball Late Party chairmen Nick & Connie Deidiker

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald C. Marston Henry & Melodeene Martin Curt & Cynthia Masters John H. Mather M.D. Dr. Nancy Brown & Mr. Andrew May Drs. Ricardo Fonseca & Ingrid Mayer Dr. James S. McBride Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Linda & Ray Meneely Peter & Mecky Meschter David & Lisa Minnigan Dr. & Mrs. Guy B. Mioton Dr. & Mrs. William M. Mitchell Diana & Jeff Mobley Marian R. Moore Andrew Moyer Mary Jo & Dick Murphy Mr. & Mrs. B. Dwayne Murray Jr. Ms. Sheryl A. Mustain Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers Teresa & Mike Nacarato Ms. Kenya Nelson Stevens Dr. & Mrs. Harold Nevels Mrs. Beth Newell Drs. John* & Margaret Norris Mr. David W. Oglesby Hunt* & Debbye Oliver Karl M. Olsen Frank & Betty Orr Drs. Lucius & Freida Outlaw Dr. & Mrs. Aydin Ozan Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Page Samantha Parrott Mrs. Douglas J. Parsons Mr. & Mrs. James Patricelli Diane Duley Payne Ms. Jennifer C. Peters Faris & Bob Phillips Charles & Mary Phy Craig & Raelynn Plattner Mr. & Mrs. Charles Poole Ms. Elizabeth M. Potocsnak Ms. Cynthia M. Powell Dr. & Mrs. Tim Powers George & Joyce Pust Ross & Suzanne Rainwater

Brenda Griffin & Vicki Horne

Charles H. & Eleanor L. Raths Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rawle Drs. Wesley & Kecia Ray Jack & Susan Reagan David Reynolds & Shei Dewald Drs. Jeff & Kellye Rice Barbara Richards Mrs. Jane H. Richmond Ms. Linda N. Rittenhouse Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Robbins Mr. & Mrs. John A. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Paul Robertson Julie Roe, PhD Marc R. Rogers Rodney & Lynne Rosenblum Ed & Jan Routon Lauren & Christopher Rowe Mr. Stephen Sachs Mr. Bradley T. Sanderson Mr. & Mrs.William B. Saunders & Family Robert Schlafly & Teri Arney Pam & Roland Schneller Jack Schuett Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. Michael A. Seiler Odessa L. Settles Max & Michelle Shaff Faye Silva Stephanie Silva Mr. Heber Simmons III Mr. & Mrs. John C. Slater Charles Smith Dr. Robert Smith & Barbara Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. S. Douglas Smith Mr. Robert Sneed James Spalding Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Spitz Ms. Karen G. Sroufe Dr. Ernest D. Standerfer Ward Stein Mr. & Mrs. Lem Stevens Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn C. Stophel Gayle Sullivan Frank Sutherland & Natilee Duning

Dr. Becky E. Swanson Eric & June Swartz Mark S. Tallent Mr. Philip S. Tatum Terry Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Daryle Teague James Temple Jeanne & Steve Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Wendol R. Thorpe Walter & Cindy Tieck Mrs. Stephen C. Tippens Dr. & Mrs. Todd Tolbert Mr. Lloyd Townsend Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John A. Turnbull Laura Turner Candace & William Wade Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Kay & Larry Wallace Mr. Kenneth F. Walters Major & Yong Wang Karen Warren Gayle & David Watson Joni Pfeifer Werthan Franklin & Helen Westbrook Linda & Raymond White Jonna & Doug Whitman James L. Wilbanks III Mr. & Mrs. David M. Wilds Mr. & Mrs. Wayne P. Wilkinson Judy S. Williams Ben Williamson Mr. & Mrs. John W. Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills II Amos & Etta Wilson Mary E. Womack Mr. & Mrs. H. Lee Woosley III Pam & Tom Wylly Vivian R. & Richard A. Wynn Mr. Richard S. Yadach Mr. Mark A. Young Dr. Michael Zanolli & Julie K. Sandine Roy & Ambra Zent Barbara Zipperian Mrs. Nancy O. Zoretic

* denotes donors who are deceased

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H O N O RA RY In honor of Newman and Johnathon Arndt In honor of Cynthia Arnholt In honor of Jane Asperelli In honor of Ms. Bettie Berry on her 91st Birthday In honor of Henry Byington In honor of Katie Crumbo In honor of Tom Patterson & Mike Eldred's wedding

In honor of Eric Gratton In honor of Brenda & David Griffin In honor of Erin Hall In honor of Steven M. Hoffman In honor of Martha Rivers Ingram In honor of Jay Jones' Birthday In honor of Elizabeth Nickerson "Tutter" McCabe In honor of the awesome Nashville Symphony Chorus

In honor of Gayley and Bob Patterson In honor of Mark Peacock In honor of Maya Stone In honor of Anna Szczuka In honor of Brian Uhl In honor of Meghan Vosberg

M EM O R IA L In memory of Linda G. Allison, MD, MPH In memory of James R. (Pete) Austin In memory of Benjamin Patrick Belden In memory of Jessica Bloom In memory of Frederic Blumberg In memory of James F. Brandenburg In memory of Harold Cruthirds In memory of Gene Dietz In memory of Philip Dikeman In memory of Glenn Eaden In memory of Linda Kay Edington In memory of Al Hacker

In memory of Harold & Rita Dee Hassenfeld

In memory of Charles Howell Potter, Jr.

In memory of Roger D. Hayes

In memory of Fred Simon

In memory of Gary Kenneth Hughes

In memory of Leah (Simer) Stufflebam

In memory of Dr. Martin Katahn

In memory of Robert Polk Thomson

In memory of Gary Kelly

In memory of H. Martin Weingartner

In memory of Martha Lamprecht

In memory of Colleen Welch

In memory of Dr. Phil Levitan

In memory of David Williams In memory of Professor Vicki Gardine Williams

In memory of Sara Harris Moffatt In memory of Thelma L. Moffatt In memory of Lt Cmdr Alan A. Patterson, USN

In memory of Edgar Arthur Reed

In memory of James Kenneth Williamson

LAW R EN C E S. LEVINE MEMO RIAL FUND George E. Barrett* John Auston Bridges Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Barbara & Eric Chazen Donna R. Cheek* Dr. & Mrs. Alan G. Cohen Esther & Roger Cohn Wally & Lee Lee Dietz Dee & Jerald* Doochin Robert D. Eisenstein* Mrs. Annette S. Eskind Laurie & Steven Eskind

Harris A. Gilbert Allis Dale & John Gillmor Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Mr.* & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Judith Hodges Judith S.* & James R. Humphreys Walter & Sarah Knestrick Sheldon Kurland Ellen C. Lawson Sally M. Levine Frances & Eugene Lotochinski

Ellen Harrison Martin Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. McNamara III

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard, Jr.

Cynthia* & Richard* Morin

Vicky & Bennett Tarleton

Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook

Mr.* & Mrs.* Louis B. Todd, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Philip

Betty & Bernard* Werthan

Anne & Charles Roos

Mr. Mark Zimbicki and Ms. Wendy Kurland

Mr.* & Mrs. John L. Seigenthaler

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Stein

Mr. & Mrs. Byron Trauger

Alice A. Zimmerman

Joan B. Shayne

CO R P O RATE MATCHING CO MPANIES Arcadia Healthcare American General Life & Accident American International Group, Inc. Atmos Energy AT&T Higher Education /Cultural Matching Gift Program Bank of America BCD Travel Becton Dickinson & Co. BLR CA Matching Gifts Program Caterpillar Foundation

Cigna Foundation Community Health Systems Foundation Eaton Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation First Data Foundation GE Foundation General Mills Foundation Hachette Book Group IBM Corporation Illinois Tool Work Foundation McKesson Foundation Merrill Lynch & Co Foundation, Inc.

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Nissan Gift Matching Program P&G Fund Matching Gifts Program PulteGroup Regions Scottrade Square D Foundation Matching Gifts Program Shell Oil Company Foundation Starbucks Matching Gifts Program The Aspect Matching Gifts Program

The HCA Foundation The Meredith Corporation Foundation The Prudential Foundation The Stanley Works UBS United Health Group U.S. Bancorp Foundation Williams Community Relations

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CO R P O R AT E , F O U N DAT I O N & G OV E R N M E N T PA RT N E R S

The Nashville Symphony is deeply grateful to the following corporations, foundations and government agencies that support its concert season and its services to the community through their contributions. Donors as of October 4, 2019.

SEASON PRESENTERS & OFFICIAL PARTNERS THE ANDREW W.

MELLON FOUNDATION

PREMIER PARTNERS Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

LEAD PARTNERS

MIKE CURB FAMILY FOUNDATION

WASHINGTON FOUNDATION

MARY C. RAGLAND FOUNDATION

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT

OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

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METROPOLITAN COUNCIL


A N N UA L F U N D

ORCHESTRA PARTNERS

THE ESTATE AT CHEROKEE DOCK

SAMUEL M. FLEMING FOUNDATION

HENDRIX FOUNDATION ANN HARDEMAN AND COMBS L. FORT FOUNDATION

MUSICIAN PARTNERS Alliance Bernstein American Paper and Twine Brantley Sound Associates BDO USA, LLP Carter Haston Real Estate Hans and Nancy Stabell HUB International Mid-South

Cumberland Trust & Investment Co. Cumberland University Ensworth School Flavor Catering I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. NAXOS Parking Management Companies

Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation The Houghland Foundation The Cupcake Collection Vanderbilt University Medical Center

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS AmazonSmile Foundation Café Intermezzo Craft Brewed Jimmy Choo USA Midtown Corkdork Wine Spirits Beer

Nashville First Baptist SONY ATV Tennsco Corporation The Game 102.5 / Game2 94.9 Tiffs Treats

101.1 THE VILLE Mix 92.9 The Cockayne Fund Inc. Travelink AMEX 92.1 Q INCONCERT

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CAPITAL FUNDS The Nashville Symphony wishes to acknowledge and thank the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their commitment to the Symphony. This list recognizes donors who contributed $15,000 or more to one of the Symphony’s endowment or capital campaigns. These capital campaigns make it possible to ensure a sustainable future for a nationally recognized orchestra worthy of Music City. AmSouth Foundation Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation The Ayers Foundation Bank of America Alvin & Sally Beaman Foundation Lee A. Beaman, Trustee Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Bottorff Ann* & Monroe* Carell Caterpillar Inc. & Its Employees The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mike Curb Family Foundation CaremarkRx Greg & Collie Daily

Dollar General Corporation Laura Turner Dugas The Frist Foundation Amy Grant & Vince Gill Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr.* & Mrs. Spencer Hays HCA Ingram Charitable Fund Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram The Martin Foundation Ellen Harrison Martin Mr.* & Mrs. R. Clayton McWhorter The Memorial Foundation Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Anne* & Dick Ragsdale Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Estate of Walter B & Huldah Cheek Sharp State of Tennessee Margaret & Cal Turner Jr. James Stephen Turner Charitable Foundation Vanderbilt University The Vandewater Family Foundation Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Colleen* & Ted* Welch The Anne Potter Wilson Foundation

$500,000+

Mr. Tom Black Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Giarratana Development, LLC Carl & Connie Haley Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes

HCA Foundation, in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Regions Bank Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III

Estate of Anita Stallworth SunTrust Bank Tennessee Arts Commission Laura Anne Turner

$250,000+

American Constructors, Inc. Barbara & Jack Bovender American Retirement Corp. Connie & Tom Cigarran E.B.S. Foundation Gordon & Shaun Inman

Harry & Jan Jacobson The Judy & Noah Liff Foundation Robert Straus Lipman Mrs. Jack C. Massey* Mr. & Mrs. Henry McCall Lynn & Ken Melkus

Richard L. & Sharalena Miller National Endowment for the Arts Mr. & Mrs. Philip Maurice Pfeffer Justin & Valere Potter Foundation Irvin & Beverly Small Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle

$100,000+

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Allen Phyllis & Ben* Alper Andrews Cadillac/ Land Rover Nashville Averitt Express Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton BellSouth Julie & Frank Boehm Richard & Judith Bracken Mr.* & Mrs. James C. Bradford Jr. Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC The Charles R. Carroll Family Fred J. Cassetty Mr.* & Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff Leslie Sharp Christodoulopoulos Charitable Trust CLARCOR Mr.* & Mrs. William S. Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fite Cone Corrections Corporation of America Estate of Dorothy Parkes Cox Janine, Ben, John & Jenny Cundiff Deloitte & Touche LLP The Rev. Canon & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Marty & Betty Dickens Michael D. & Carol E. Ennis Family Annette & Irwin* Eskind

The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation The M. Stratton Foster Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Franklin Frost Brown Todd LLC Gannett Foundation / The Tennessean Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Gordon & Constance Gee Genesco Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joel C. Gordon Guardsmark, LLC Billy Ray* & Joan* Hearn The Hendrix Foundation Mr.* & Mrs. Henry W. Hooker & Family Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Warner Jones Walter & Sarah Knestrick ESaDesign Team Earl Swensson Associates Inc. I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. KSi/Structural Engineers Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain PC Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wiehl Lazenby Sally M. Levine Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Nashville Symphony Chorus

Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Pat & John W. Nelley Jr. O’Charley’s Partnership 2000 Bonnie & David Perdue Mr. & Mrs. Dale W. Polley Mary C. Ragland Foundation The John M. Rivers Jr. Foundation Inc. Carol & John Rochford Mr. & Mrs. Alex A. Rogers Anne & Joseph Russell & Family Daniel & Monica Scokin Bill & Sharon Sheriff Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Luke & Susan Simons Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Smith Barbara & Lester* Speyer The Starr Foundation Hope & Howard* Stringer Louis B.* & Patricia C.* Todd Jr. Lillias & Fred* Viehmann The Henry Laird Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Wendell Mr. David M. Wilds Mr. & Mrs. W. Ridley Wills III Mr.* & Mrs. David K. Wilson

Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew LLP American Airlines American General Life & Accident Insurance Company Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

J B & Carylon Baker Dr. & Mrs. T.B. Boyd III William H. Braddy III Dr. Ian* & Katherine* Brick Mr. & Mrs.* Martin S. Brown Sr. Michael & Jane Ann Cain Mike Curb/Curb Records Inc.

The Danner Foundation Dee & Jerald* Doochin Ernst & Young Mr. & Mrs. David S. Ewing Ezell Foundation / Purity Foundation Mr.* & Mrs.* Sam M. Fleming In Memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn

$1M+

$50,000+

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$25,000+

$15,000+

Letty-Lou Gilbert*, Joe Gilbert & Family James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Edward A. & Nancy Goodrich Bill & Ruth Ann Leach Harnisch Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC Dr. & Mrs.* George W. Holcomb Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson KPMG LLP Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn John T. Lewis

Gilbert Stroud Merritt Mr. & Mrs. David K. Morgan Musicians of the Nashville Symphony Anne & Peter Neff Cano & Esen Ozgener Ponder & Co. Eric Raefsky, M.D.* & Ms. Victoria Heil Delphine & Ken Roberts Ro’s Oriental Rugs, Inc. Mrs. Dan C. Rudy*

Mary Ruth* & Bob Shell Mr. & Mrs. Richard Speer Stites & Harbison, PLLC Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Sullivan Alan D. Valentine Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Estate of Christine Glenn Webb David* & Gail Williams Nicholas S. Zeppos & Lydia A. Howarth

AMSURG Family of Kenneth Schermerhorn The Bank of Nashville Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Tom & Wendy Beasley The Bernard Family Foundation The Honorable Philip Bredesen & Ms. Andrea Conte The Very Rev. Robert E. & Linda M. Brodie Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bumstead Community Counselling Service Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. Doug & Sondra Cruickshanks Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Dale Gail & Ted DeDee In Memory of Ann F. Eisenstein Enco Materials, Inc./ Wilber Sensing Jr., Chair Emeritus Nancy Leach & Bill Hoskins John & Carole Ferguson Estate of Dudley C. Fort

Mr. & Mrs. F. Tom Foster Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Frazier John & Lorelee Gawaluck Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero Mr. & Mrs. James Earl Hastings Hawkins Partners, Inc. Landscape Architects Neil & Helen Hemphill Hilton Nashville Downtown In Memory of Ellen Bowers Hofstead Hudson Family Foundation Iroquois Capital Group, LLC John F. & Jane Berry Jacques Mercedes E. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Kinnard KraftCPAs PLLC Estate of Barbara J. Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman The Howard Littlejohn Family The Loventhal and Jones Families Mimsye* & Leon May Kevin P. & Deborah A. McDermott Rock & Linda Morphis Carole & Ed* Nelson

Nissan North America, Inc. Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. Larry D. Odom, Chairman/CEO Hal N. & Peggy S. Pennington Celeste Casey* & James Hugh Reed III* Renasant Bank Jan & Stephen S. Riven Lavona & Clyde Russell Dr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schatzlein Kenneth D. Schermerhorn* Lucy & Wilbur Sensing Nelson & Sheila Shields Michael & Lisa Shmerling Joanne & Gary Slaughter Doug & Nan Smith Hans & Nancy Stabell Ann & Robert H. Street Mr. & Mrs. William J. Tyne Washington Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. W. Ridley Wills II Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Wimberly Janet & Alan Yuspeh Shirley Zeitlin

Kent & Donna Adams Ruth Crockarell Adkins Aladdin Industries, LLC American Brokerage Company, Inc. American Paper & Twine Co. Mr. & Mrs. William F. Andrews Dr. Alice A. & Mr. Richard Arnemann Mr. & Mrs. J. Hunter Atkins Sue G. Atkinson Mr. & Mrs. Albert Balestiere Baring Industries Brenda C. Bass Russell W. Bates James S. & Jane C. Beard Allison & John Beasley Ruth Bennett & Steve Croxall Frank* & Elizabeth Berklacich Ann & Jobe* Bernard Mr.* & Mrs. Boyd Bogle III John Auston Bridges Mr. & Mrs. Roger T. Briggs Jr. Cathy & Martin Brown Jr. Grennebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Patricia & Manny* Buzzell Mr.* & Mrs.* Gerald G. Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Terry W. Chandler Neil & Emily Christy Chase Cole Dr. & Mrs. Lindsey W. Cooper Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew D. Crawford Barbara & Willie K. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Arthur C. DeVooght Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Dobson V Mike & Carolyn Edwards Mr. John W. Eley & Ms. Donna J. Scott

Sylvia & Robert H. Elman Martin & Alice Emmett Larry P. & Diane M. English Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind Bob & Judy Fisher Karen & Eugene C. Fleming Mr. & Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II Cathey & Wilford Fuqua Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Gaeto The Grimstad & Stream Families Heidtke & Company, Inc. Robert C. Hilton Dr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Humphrey Franklin Y. Hundley Jr. Margie & Nick* Hunter Joseph Hutts Mr. & Mrs. T.J. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. David B. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Russell A. Jones Jr. John Kelingos Education Fund Beatriz Perez & Paul Knollmaier Pamela & Michael Koban Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Langone Richard & Delorse Lewis Robert A. Livingston Frances & Eugene Lotochinski Mr.* & Mrs. Robert C.H. Mathews, Jr. Betsy Vinson McInnes Jack & Lynn May Mr. & Mrs. James Lee McGregor Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McNeilly III Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor Mary & Max Merrell Donald J. & Hillary L. Meyers Christopher & Patricia Mixon

NewsChannel 5 Network Susan & Rick Oliver Piedmont Natural Gas David & Adrienne Piston Charles H. Potter Jr. Joseph & Edna Presley Nancy M. Falls & Neil M. Price Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Pruett Linda & Art Rebrovick Mr. & Mrs. Doyle R. Rippee Dr. & Mrs. Clifford Roberson Mr.* & Mrs.* Walter M. Robinson Jr. Anne & Charles Roos Ron Rossmann Joan Blum Shayne Mr. & Mrs. Irby C. Simpkins, Jr. Patti & Brian Smallwood Murray & Hazel Somerville Southwind Health Partners® The Grimstad & Stream Families Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mark Lee Taylor John B. & Elva Thomison Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Trammell Jr. Eli & Deborah Tullis Mr. & Mrs. James M. Usdan Louise B. Wallace Foundation Mr.* & Mrs. George W. Weesner Ann & Charles* Wells In Memory of Leah Rose B. Werthan Mr.* & Mrs.* Albert Werthan Betty & Bernard* Werthan Foundation Olin West, Jr. Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Toby S. Wilt Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe Dr. Artmas L. Worthy Mr. & Mrs. Julian Zander Jr.

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LEGACY SOCIETY LEAVING A LEGACY, BUILDING A FUTURE

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he Nashville Symphony is grateful to those donors who have remembered the orchestra in their estate plans. Legacy gifts to the Nashville Symphony help Middle Tennessee’s resident orchestra achieve its mission of making beautiful music, reaching diverse audiences and improving life in our community for generations to come through the following: – World-class performances of enduring orchestral music, from Bach to Beethoven to Bernstein – Affordable ticket prices for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds – Commissions and recordings of America’s leading composers, who are keeping classical music relevant for 21st-century audiences – Life-changing education programs that provide inspiration, instruction and mentorship for students from kindergarten through high school – The acoustical brilliance of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a venue built to serve the entire community Be “instrumental” in our success by sharing your passion for music with future generations. For more information on the many creative ways to make a planned gift, please visit NashvilleSymphony.org/plannedgiving or call Andrew Shafer at 615.687.6484.

Anonymous (4) Stephen Abelman & Robin Holab-Abelman Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Russell Bates Elisabetha C. Baugh Ann Bernard Congressman Diane Black & Dr. David L. Black Julie G. & Frank H. Boehm, MD Ellen & Roger Borchers Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff H. Victor Braren, M.D. Charles W. Cagle Mr. and Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Paul Catt and Linda Etheredge Donna & Steven* Clark George D. Clark Jr. Dr. Cliff Cockerham & Dr. Sherry Cummings Barbara J.* and John J.* Conder Marianne Connolly Kelly Corcoran & Joshua Carter Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert Kevin and Katie Crumbo Janet Keese Davies Andrea Dillenburg

The William M.* and Mildred P.* Duncan Family and Deborah Annette & Irwin* Eskind Paula Fairchild Judy and Tom Foster Henry S. Fusner* Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia* & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia* Harris Gilbert Allis Dale & John Gillmor James C. Gooch Ed & Nancy Goodrich Landis Bass Gullett* Connie & Carl T. Haley, Jr. Martin Todd Harris David & Judith S. Hayes Billy Ray Hearn* Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Victoria Heil Gregory T. Hersh Judith Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Bennett F. Horne Judith Simmons Humphreys* Martha R. Ingram Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Anne Knauff Heloise Werthan Kuhn Paul Kuhn Barry S. Lapidus

Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis Todd M. Liebergen Clare* & Samuel* Loventhal Ernestine M. Lynfoot Ellen Harrison Martin Thomas McAninch Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor James Victor Miller* Sharalena & Dick Miller Rev. Dr. Charles L. Moffatt, III Ellen Livingfield More Cynthia* & Richard* Morin Patricia W. & James F. Munro Anne T. & Peter L. Neff Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nowlin Harry & Shelley Page Juanita M. Patton* Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock Pamela K. & Philip Maurice Pfeffer Joseph Presley Dr. Zeljko Radic & Tanya Covington Radic David & Edria Ragosin Nancy Ray Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Fran C. Rogers Judith A. Sachs

Mr. James A. Scandrick Jr.* Kristi Lynn Seehafer Mr. Martin E.* & Mrs. Judy F. Simmons Irvin & Beverly Small Mary & K.C. Smythe Dr. and Mrs. Anderson Spickard Jr. Maribeth & Christopher Stahl Betsy Proctor Stratton* & Harry E. Stratton* Patricia Mlcuch Strickland Dr. Esther & Mr. Jeffery Swink Steve Alan Hyman & Mark Lee Taylor Dr. John Brown Thomison, Sr.* Mr. Robert J. Turner & Mr. Jay Jones Alan D. & Janet L. Valentine Mrs. Johnna Benedict Watson Dr. Colleen Conway Welch* Jimmie D. & Patricia Lee White Lalah Gee Williams Dr. Patricia B. Willoughby Donna B. Yurdin Barbara & Bud Zander Shirley Zeitlin Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle

*denotes donors who are deceased

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NAS HV I LLE SYMP HONY ADM I N I STRATIVE STAFF

EXECUTIVE

Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO Steven Brosvik, COO Marye Walker Lewis, CPA, CFO Heather Romero, Executive Assistant

ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION Jessica Slais, V.P. of Artistic Administration Ellen Kasperek, Senior Manager of Artistic Administration

Eleanor Roberts, Manager of Artistic Administration

Harrison Bryant, Artistic Coordinator Jennifer Goldberg, Principal Librarian Luke Bryson, Librarian David Jackson, Assistant Librarian Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator

Celine Thackston, Grants Manager Jesse Strauss, Grants Assistant

EDUCATION Kimberly Kraft McLemore, Director of Education and Community Engagement

Kelley Bell, Education and Community Engagement Program Manager

Kristen Freeman, Education and Community Engagement Program Manager

FINANCE Karen Warren, Controller Bobby Saintsing, A/P & Payroll Manager Sheri Switzer, Senior Accountant Charlotte Schweizer,

Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant Sarah Rose Peacock, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Marketing Associates: Henry Byington, Jim Davidson, Kimberly DePue, Rick Katz, Misha Robledo Ticket Services Supervisors: Jesse Baker, Jean-Marie Clark, Jeff Hoehne, Melissa Messer Ticket Services Specialists: Erin Caby, Megan Cargin, Peter Donnelly, Carly Fell Chase Gay, Lindsey George

PRODUCTION & ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

Retail Manager and Buyer

Sonja Thoms, Sr. Director of Operations

FOOD, BEVERAGE AND EVENTS

John Wesolowski,

and Orchestra Manager

COMMUNICATIONS Jonathan Marx, V.P. of Communications Dave Felipe, Publicist & Communications Manager

Justin Bradford, Director of Digital Media Diana Rosales, Digital Media Coordinator Sean Shields, Art Director Alina Van Oostrom, Graphic Design Associate

DATA SERVICES

Johnathon McGee,

Senior Event Sales Manager

Schuyler Thomas, Senior Event Manager Lee Ann Eaton, Event Facilitator Anderson S. Barns, Beverage Manager

HUMAN RESOURCES Ashley Skinner, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, V.P. of Human Resources

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Erin Ozment, Orchestra Personnel Assistant Mark Dahlen, Audio Engineer Emily Yeakle, Sr. Lighting Director Trey Franklin, Lighting Director W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager Josh Walliser, Production Manager Trevor Wilkinson, Recording Engineer & Assistant Production Manager

Larry Bryan, Audio Engineer &

Tara Shirer, Manager of Data Services Sheila Wilson, Sr. Database Associate

Nakisha Hicks,

DEVELOPMENT

Manager of Volunteer Services

VENUE MANAGEMENT

Jonathan Norris, V.P. of Development Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development Kortney Toney,

I.T.

Eric Swartz, V.P. of Venue Management John Sanders, Chief Technical Engineer Kenneth Dillehay, Chief Engineer Wade Johnson, Housekeeping Manager James Harvell, Housekeeper Tony Meyers,

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Trianne Newbrey, Corporate Partnerships Officer

Ashlinn Snyder, Development Programs Manager

Dennis Carter, Patron Engagement Officer Judith Wall, Patron Engagement Officer Jacob Tudor, Patron Engagement Officer Andrew Shafer, Planned Giving Manager Brooke Stuart, Development Events Manager

Human Resources and Equity Manager

Catherine Royka,

Trenton Leach, Director of Information Technology

MARKETING Daniel B. Grossman, V.P. of Marketing Misty Cochran, Director of Marketing Lindsay Bergstrom, Director of Ticket Services

Gena Staib, Box Office Manager Rachael Downs, Assistant Box Office Manager

Assistant Production Manager

Katy Lyles, Operations Coordinator

Director of Security and Front of House

Alan Woodard, Security Manager Sam Harrington, Facility Maintenance Technician

Gregory Weiss, Facility Maintenance Technician

Rich Bartkowiak, Marketing Supervisor

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SALUTE TO VIENNA

JANUARY 3, 2020 Enjoy the music of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and their contemporaries and ring in the New Year with a program that evokes all the charm and romance of Vienna’s golden hour. Brimming with beautiful music, dazzling costumes and brilliant performances, this extravaganza will feature a full orchestra, vocalists and some of Europe’s finest ballet and ballroom dancers. Inspired by the traditional New Year’s concert that has taken place in Vienna every year for more than eight decades, Salute to Vienna is the perfect way to start your 2020!

TICKETS: 615.687.6400 | NashvilleSymphony.org


Boo-boos and belly aches don’t keep regular hours. Thankfully, neither do we.

Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours and Urgent Care As any parent knows, sickness and minor injuries are never convenient. However, Children’s Hospital quality and expertise is close at hand for children who need it, when they need it, through Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours or Urgent Care clinics.

After-Hours Clinics • Brentwood

A board-certified Vanderbilt pediatrician is on site nights and weekends, treating everything from flu and fevers to rashes and beans in ears. We’ll even send your child’s pediatrician a same-day report about your visit.

• Smyrna

Visit VanderbiltChildrensAfterHours.com to check clinic wait times or save your spot. Walk-ins are always welcome.

• Hendersonville • Mt. Juliet • Spring Hill Urgent Care Clinic • Murfreesboro


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