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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,

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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+

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Daniel Lochrie

Licia Jaskunas, Principal

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Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster

Walter Buchanan Sharp Chair

Erin Hall,

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Gerald Greer,

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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+

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Kevin Bate, Principal

James Victor Miller Chair Acting Assistant Principal Principal Cello Emeritus

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E-FLAT CLARINET Katherine Kohler

Paul Jenkins, Principal ◊ Derek Hawkes, Assistant Principal

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Gilbert Long, Principal

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Sam Bacco, Principal ◊ Richard Graber, Acting Principal

Robert Marler, Principal

Matthew Abramo Kevin Jablonski Katherine Munagian Tim Pearson+

Gil Perel

Jennifer Goldberg,

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Luke Bryson, Librarian David Jackson,

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Assistant Principal

Érik Gratton, Principal

Anne Potter Wilson Chair

Leslie Fagan,

Norma Grobman Rogers Chair

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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

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

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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.

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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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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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PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO & JULIET FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 & 11, AT 8 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, AT 2 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY JOANN FALLETTA, conductor YULIANNA AVDEEVA, piano

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse - 12 minutes FRANZ LISZT Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra - 19 minutes Allegro maestoso Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace Allegro marziale animato

Yulianna Avdeeva, piano – INTERMISSION – SERGEI PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64bis, Op.64ter - 38 minutes The Montagues and Capulets Young Girl Juliet Dance Friar Laurence Masks Romeo and Juliet Before Parting The Death of Tybalt Dance of Antilles Girls Romeo at the Grave of Juliet This concert will last one hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. This concert will be recorded live for future broadcast. Please keep noise to a minimum to ensure the highest-quality recording.

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PROGRAM SUMMARY “At the close of World War I, Maurice Ravel recorded…the violent death of the 19th-century world,” cultural historian Carl Schorske writes of La Valse. “The waltz, the symbol of gay Vienna, became in the composer’s hands a frantic danse macabre.” Although Ravel himself denied any reference to a “dance of death” or a symbolic depiction of a civilization’s demise, La Valse is one of his most fascinating and daring scores. Ravel’s initial dramatic idea for the ballet version of La Valse was to set it in 1855. This was the very year in which Franz Liszt, an archetypal Romantic, presented his First Piano Concerto. Liszt came to fame as a prodigy virtuoso who stirred up a wave of hysterical adulation, coined Lisztomania, with his feats at the keyboard. But his First Piano Concerto goes beyond such grandstand performances and turns the genre into a synthesis of the virtuoso concerto with the organically unified symphony. Like Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev remade his image. The former bad boy of music, who escaped to the West in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution, decided to return to his homeland, just as Stalin was cracking down on fellow composers like Shostakovich. Prokofiev believed he had developed a new style more accessible to the common people — a style he called the “New Simplicity.” It was through such works as his ballet score Romeo and Juliet that he perfected this new approach, with results that continue to cast a spell over audiences today.

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse Born on March 7, 1875, in Ciboure, France Died on December 28, 1937, in Paris

Composed: 1919-20

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fter World War I, Serge Diaghilev commissioned Maurice Ravel to write another ballet for his company in Paris — having previously collaborated with the French composer for Daphnis et Chloé. Ravel returned to a piece he had started at least more than a decade before, in which he intended to pay tribute to the Viennese waltz of the 19th century. After Ravel completed the orchestral score in 1920 — having also prepared a two-piano 20

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First performance: December 12, 1920, in Paris, with Camille Chevillard conducting the Lamoureux Orchestra

First Nashville Symphony performance: February 18, 1958, with music director Guy Taylor

version that was, appropriately, premiered in Vienna — Diaghilev turned it down on the grounds that it was more “the portrait of a ballet” than an actual ballet. For that reason, the full orchestral score was first heard as part of a concert, though Ravel later collaborated with another choreographer, Ida Rubinstein, who produced both La Valse and Boléro as ballets. The biographer Arbie Orenstein observes that “the motif of death recurs insistently in


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[Ravel’s] oeuvre.” The composer described La Valse as “a sort of apotheosis of the Viennese waltz, mingled with…the impression of a fantastic, fatal whirling.”

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n La Valse, Ravel radically reimagines the associations conjured by the waltz. The profound cataclysm of World War I had imbued the popular dance with an unexpected, haunting resonance. Even if the widespread interpretation of this music as a metaphor for the breakdown of faith in European civilization was not his intention, contemporary composer George Benjamin argues that the score’s “one-movement design plots the birth, decay and destruction of a musical genre.” Ravel envisioned this music to accompany the originally intended ballet, whose scenario he described as follows: “Swirling clouds afford glimpses, through rifts, of waltzing couples. The clouds scatter little by little; one can distinguish an immense hall with a whirling crowd. The scene grows progressively brighter. The light of the chandeliers bursts forth at the

fortissimo. An imperial court, about 1855.” Ravel exploits the most refined technical means in his treatment of harmony, rhythmic accents, dynamics, timbres and even allusions to the musical past to weave what he described as a choreographic poem for orchestra. Opening with the mysterious, indeterminate sound of muted double basses, the piece also calls to mind the suddenly varying perspectives of cinema. Strains of various waltzes shift in and out of focus. Midway through, an apparent quotation of the rhythmic motto of the Scherzo from Beethoven’s Ninth intrudes with primal force. What we might have expected as a recapitulation filters all that has gone before through a strange new lens, and the circling momentum of the waltz collapses in violent entropy. Ravel’s score calls for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (triangle, tambourine, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, castanets, tam-tam, glockenspiel, crotales), 2 harps and strings.

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FRANZ LISZT Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra Born on October 22, 1811, in Raiding, Hungary Died on July 31, 1886, in Bayreuth, Germany

Composed: 1830-1853; revised 1855-56

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he search for extreme experience that transcends the ordinary is a cornerstone of Romanticism. With his astounding virtuosity and his declaration that the piano represented “the microcosm of music,” Franz Liszt embodied this worldview. His feats whipped up a frenzied, hysterical response from audiences — famously coined “Lisztomania” by the poet Heinrich Heine. Over a century later, the director Ken Russell borrowed the term to title his 1975 film starring The Who’s Roger Daltrey as the amorous musical hero. Capable of transforming his instrument into a veritable orchestra and playing whole programs from memory, Liszt even titled one series of fiercely difficult piano pieces Transcendental Études. And the influence of his pianism spread far and wide. Take Ravel: though he is often characterized as quintessentially French, several of his piano works show inspiration from Liszt, the Hungarian purveyor (along with his son-inlaw Richard Wagner) of the so-called “New German School.” Ironically, it was not until Liszt had retired from his career as a touring virtuoso soloist that his two concertos for the instrument took final shape. These works are vintage products of the years when Liszt determined to focus on his mission as a composer and a guru to a

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First performance: February 17, 1855, with Liszt as the soloist and Hector Berlioz conducting the Weimar Court Orchestra

First Nashville Symphony performance: March 5, 1957, with soloist Eugene List and music director Guy Taylor

new generation of composers. Thus the long revision process before he felt ready to unveil the First Piano Concerto, whose first inspiration dates back to 1830, when he was 19. By 1834, Liszt had finished a preliminary version, but he remained unsatisfied and never performed it, opting in 1839 to begin a wholesale rewrite, which proceeded in fits and starts alongside his numerous other projects for another decade and a half. He was by then also working on his Second Piano Concerto as well as many other pieces for solo piano and orchestra, such as the marvelous Totentanz, inspired by the “dance of death” depicted on a medieval Italian fresco. A little over three decades ago, archives revealed remnants of a third piano concerto that Liszt never completed. The long gestation of the First Piano Concerto helps explain the disparate identities embedded in this work. Liszt the virtuoso superhero coexists with the avant-garde composer striving to evolve novel compositional techniques. While he was working on the final form of this concerto, Liszt developed further his more radical concept of the orchestral symphonic poem. Wagner declared that purely orchestral music was a dead end and that the path of the future demanded a breakdown of established genres and artistic disciplines to create a new, text-based synthesis of music


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and drama. Even though he was an advocate of Wagner’s music, Liszt pursued his own vision of the “music of the future” in these wordless symphonic poems. Using his idea of what he called “thematic transformation,” Liszt evolved a forwardlooking technique for his instrumental works. The transformation in question goes far beyond the conventional process of theme and variations. It involves the subtle reworking and development of a small set of thematic ideas to generate the musical substance of a work. The very character of the theme itself can be heard to change as it is presented in varying contexts. Such thematic transformation has some kinship with the “idée fixe” or obsessive (musical) idea that Berlioz developed in his Symphonie fantastique. It was actually Berlioz who conducted the world premiere of the First Piano Concerto, as part of a Berlioz Festival that Liszt had organized in Weimar, where he was serving as the court’s music director. The year of the premiere, 1855, is, incidentally, the same year Ravel imagined as the setting for his original scenario for La Valse.

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hough it lacks the kinds of programmatic associations with an outside literary text or work of art that are an essential feature of symphonic poems, the First Piano Concerto shares with them the concern for organic unity. Thus, like Liszt’s great Piano Sonata in B minor from the early 1850s, the Concerto contains multiple movements that are interconnected and played as a single vast movement, with only brief pauses to separate them. Viewed independently, the Concerto’s four movements suggest the outline of a symphony: an opening Allegro maestoso, a slow movement, a Scherzo and a finale. Liszt’s writing throughout does not stint on virtuoso demands. But such displays are integrated within the innovative design — concerto symphonique was one of his preferred

terms for this type of piece, implying a synthesis of concerto and symphony. The concept of thematic transformation drives the entire work. Liszt introduces the main thematic idea in rawest form right at the start: an imperious seven-note motto stated by the string body, followed by a curt two-note response from the woodwinds. Liszt — or, more likely, his champion Hans von Bülow — jokingly fit words to this motto mocking the composer’s critics: Das versteht ihr alle nicht, haha! (“Not a single one of you gets it, haha!”) It is fascinating to trace Liszt’s transformations — in timbre, mood, interaction and so on — of this tight chromatic motto. From its first entrance, the pianist intensifies it into a dazzling mini-cadenza, for example, which then takes shape as a melancholy duet with solo clarinet, another major protagonist in this work. The slow movement is closer in spirit to Italian bel canto singing. (If your ear conjures Chopin during this movement, recall that this form of opera was an abiding inspiration to him as well.) In the Scherzo section, Liszt’s use of the triangle stirred controversy — not just from conservative critics, but even from Wagner, who complained to Liszt’s daughter (and, later, Wagner’s wife) Cosima about its “vulgarity.” Music from preceding sections is continually rethreaded into the fabric, with the spirited finale providing a summation. In its final pages, Liszt supplies a coda of assertive, even manic energy — as if wrapping up an ordinary virtuoso concerto rather than the unusual vision to which we have just been made witnesses. In addition to solo piano, the First Concerto is scored for 2 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, cymbals, triangle and strings.

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SERGEI PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet Born on April 23, 1891, in Sontsovka, Ukraine (part of the Russian Empire at the time) Died on March 5, 1953, in Moscow

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ergei Prokofiev emerged as one of the icons of early 20th-century Modernism. He cultivated this image while living a life of voluntary exile from his Russian homeland in the 1920s, first trying (without much success) to conquer the United States and then moving around Paris and other parts of Western Europe. But after nearly two decades abroad in the West, Prokofiev longed to return to Russia, which of course was a vastly different place under Stalin’s control. Soviet authorities sweetened the allure for the nomadic composer by ensuring special privileges, such as a roomy Moscow apartment and permission to keep his beloved blue Ford as private property. The ballet Romeo and Juliet originated during this period and was an undertaking of enormous importance, since it would mark Prokofiev’s first major work specifically intended for the Soviet stage. And so in 1936 a “prodigal son” came back to the socialist paradise. But in January of that year, Pravda’s notorious attack on the young Dmitri Shostakovich signaled an ominous change. His offense? Daring to write “Formalist” music (in other words, in a style deemed insufficiently accessible). The official reprimand foreshadowed a long-lasting era of harshly repressive cultural politics which discouraged innovation. On his own, Prokofiev had begun to turn 24

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First performance: The complete ballet was first performed on December 30, 1938, in Brno (part of what was then Czechoslovakia). The first two Concert Suites were premiered before the ballet: November 24, 1936, in Moscow (Suite No. 1) and April 15, 1937, in Leningrad (Suite No. 2).

First Nashville Symphony performance: October 12-14, 1978, with music director Michael Charry

away from his former avant-garde stance in favor of what he called a “new simplicity.” By this he meant a stylistic direction that avoided novelty for the sake of novelty but, at the same time, was not merely a return to “old-fashioned” forms and ideas. The ballet Romeo and Juliet, which Prokofiev composed in the white heat of inspiration during the summer of 1935, brims with the newfound lyricism and directness of this “new simplicity” and remains one of Prokofiev’s best-loved achievements. For the scenario, he collaborated with the adventurous director Sergei Radlov, who had introduced important avant-garde works in the years just after the Bolshevik Revolution (including The Love for Three Oranges, Prokofiev’s operatic mating of commedia dell’arte with Surrealism). Together, they tailored Shakespeare’s play into a ballet of 52 mostly brief scenes. The biographer Harlow Robinson notes that this fleetingly episodic, “montage-like dramatic structure” likely was inspired by Prokofiev’s recent forays into film music. The original Prokofiev/Radlov scenario, however, devised a “happy ending” simply by altering the timing of Romeo’s return in the tomb scene — possibly a politically cautious bow to the doctrine of “Socialist Realism,” with its insistence on conveying an optimistic, upbeat tone. But Prokofiev came to realize


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that his music contradicted this false happy ending — how could the strains of “Romeo at the Tomb of Juliet” do otherwise? — and Shakespeare’s tragic conclusion was restored. As it turned out, internal developments did interfere with the reception of Romeo and Juliet. In the tense aftermath of the Shostakovich affair, the Bolshoi Theater broke its contract to produce the premiere. The dancers complained about the difficulties of negotiating Prokofiev’s complex meters. What later earned recognition as a great classic of the Soviet era and of the last century in general was thus initially staged outside the Soviet Union — in Brno (in what was then Czechoslovakia), in 1938. This was an abridged version in just one act, and Prokofiev was not allowed to attend. But it proved to be a great triumph. Meanwhile, Prokofiev fashioned two orchestral suites so he could present his music to the Russian public in the concert hall. He also prepared a piano suite called Ten Pieces for Piano. The belated Soviet premiere of the ballet occurred on January 11, 1940, at the Kirov Theater in Leningrad and actually won the composer a Stalin Prize. Prokofiev introduced a third suite in 1946 as well. The complete ballet score itself runs close to three hours in duration.

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any conductors have responded to the challenge of representing the essence of Romeo and Juliet by devising their own arrangements, mixing and matching excerpts from the three suites. For this performance, guest conductor JoAnn Falletta has selected nine numbers from Suites 1 and 2. The darkly ominous “Montagues and Capulets” (Suite 2, No. 1) centers on the prideful strutting of the “Dance of the Knights” from the first act; perhaps the score’s most famous number, this piece sets up the violent context in which this young love so improbably, and yet so inevitably, blossoms. Prokofiev

deftly portrays the innocence of Juliet, while the tenderness shared between her and Romeo never falters into cheap sentimentality. The music of the ball where they meet evokes Prokofiev’s neoclassical vein. The more consciously “populist” style Prokofiev adopts does not prevent him from introducing harsh dissonances or surprising tonal shifts. He cleverly contrasts his portrayal of the humble, trustworthy Friar Laurence — the kindhearted Franciscan who hopes to make lasting peace by joining the two in marriage — with the decorous passion of the lovers. The score’s most incandescent lyricism is reserved for the lengthy balcony scene, as the winds chirp like a celestial clock for the lovers who want time to stand still. After Mercutio is fatally wounded in his duel with Tybalt, Romeo fatefully seeks to avenge him and slays Tybalt in a scene of bloodcurdling, violent emotion that anticipates aspects of West Side Story. The so-called “Dance of the Antilles Girls” — Juliet’s servants — refers to a passage that is not found in Shakespeare but somehow made its way into the Russian treatment. At the conclusion of this Suite, we discover Romeo at Juliet’s tomb. Here Prokofiev takes advantage of music’s unique capacity to summon memories in an instant, bringing out the inconsolable sadness of the encounter. Unlike the ironic poses of his earlier experimental years, the composer remains directly invested in the feelings being evoked onstage — and in the primacy of that experience, made present through his economical use of leitmotifs and richly satisfying orchestration. The Romeo and Juliet Suite is scored for 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, celesta and strings. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator. INCONCERT

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS JO ANN FALLETTA conductor

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RAMMY®-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta serves as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center and artistic adviser of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Falletta has guest-conducted more than 100 orchestras in North America and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. In 2019/20 she guest-conducts orchestras in Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Brazil and across the U.S. Upon her appointment as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta became the first woman to lead a major America ensemble. Celebrating her 20th anniversary this season, she has been credited with bringing the Philharmonic to an unprecedented level of national and international prominence. The orchestra has become one of the leading recording orchestras for Naxos and returned twice to Carnegie Hall. With a discography of more than 115 titles, Falletta is a leading recording artist for Naxos. In 2019, she won her first individual GRAMMY® Award, as conductor of the London Symphony, in the category of Best Classical Compendium for Spiritualist, her fifth world premiere recording of music of Kenneth Fuchs. Her Naxos recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan received two GRAMMY® Awards in 2008. Falletta is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served by presidential appointment as a member of the National Council on the Arts during the Bush and Obama administrations. In March 2019, she was named Performance Today’s 2019 Classical Woman of the Year. 26

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YULIANNA AVDEEVA piano

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ulianna Avdeeva gained international recognition when she won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010. Her artistic integrity is rapidly ensuring her a place among the most distinctive artists of her generation. Following her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with Gustavo Dudamel in May 2019, she ventures on a dynamic 2019/20 season that includes debuts with Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, and a return to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder’s direction.Further highlights include collaborations with SWR Symphonieorchester, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Dresden Philharmonic and Sinfonie Orchester Basel. A regular performer throughout the AsiaPacific region, Avdeeva makes her debut with BBC Scottish Symphony and Thomas Dausgaard, joining them for the inaugural BBC Proms Japan in 2019. Most recently, she debuted with Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras and worked with New Japan Philharmonic and NHK Symphony Orchestra, as well as with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Bamberger Symphoniker, on tours of Japan. Recent highlights have included Avdeeva’s debuts at the Salzburg Festival, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Boulez Saal and Lucerne Festival. Avdeeva’s Chopin performances have drawn particular praise, marking her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters who brings out the strength as well as the refinement of his music. In addition to her Chopin prize, Avdeeva has won honors at the Bremen Piano Contest, the Concours de Genève and the Arthur Rubinstein Competition.


2019 SYMPHONY BALL A Spectacular Night of Music & Elegance Supporting the Nashville Symphony The Symphony Ball is one of two fundraisers held each year to support the Nashville Symphony. This year marked the 35th annual event, with a sold-out crowd filling a sparkling Laura Turner Hall on December 14 for an evening of dining and dancing expertly executed by 2019 Symphony Ball chairmen Laura Kimbrell and Amy Jackson Smith. At each Symphony Ball, the Nashville Symphony presents the Harmony Award to an individual who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community. This year’s Ball was especially momentous, as the award was presented twice in one evening: first to Nashville Symphony president and CEO Alan D. Valentine, in recognition of his 20 years of service to the organization, and then to country star and Tennessee native Kelsea Ballerini. After receiving her award, Ballerini showcased her gorgeous vocals on a trio of selections accompanied by members of the orchestra. The Symphony Ball is an important part of the Symphony’s annual fundraising efforts, with proceeds sustaining the organization’s mission to inspire, educate, entertain and serve the Middle Tennessee community.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!

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CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE

with Photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, AT 7 PM This presentation will last approximately 65 to 70 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the photographers.

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avid Doubilet has a long and intimate vision into the sea. He began snorkeling at age 8 at summer camp in the Adirondacks, and by 12, he was taking pictures underwater using a Brownie Hawkeye camera stuffed into a rubber anesthesiologist bag. The bag always fi lled with air and the pictures were barely recognizable. But Doubilet has long since mastered the techniques of working with water and light to become one of the world’s most celebrated underwater photographers and a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, which has published nearly 70 of his stories since his first assignment in 1971. Doubilet has spent five decades under the surface in the far corners of the world — from interior Africa, remote tropical coral reefs and rich temperate seas, to recent projects in the northern and southern ice. His personal challenge is to create a visual voice for the 28

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world’s oceans and to connect people to the incredible beauty and silent devastation happening within the invisible world below. Doubilet is also a contributing editor for several publications and an author of 12 titles, including the award-winning Water Light Time. His photographic awards include numerous Picture of the Year, BBC Wildlife, Communication Arts and World Press awards. He is a member of the Academy of Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conser vation Photographers, International Diving Hall of Fame and a Trustee of the Shark Research Institute. Doubilet was named a National Geographic Contributing Photographer-inResidence in 2001 and is honored to be to be a Rolex Ambassador, as well as the recipient of the prestigious Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography. Doubilet lives with his wife and photographic partner, Jennifer Hayes, in Clayton, New York, a small river town in the Thousand Island region of the St. Lawrence River.


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JENNIFER HAYES

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ennifer Hayes is an aquatic biologist and photojournalist specializing in natural history and marine environments. Jennifer and husband David Doubilet collaborate as a photographic team above and below water on project development, story production, feature articles and books. National Geographic assignments have taken the couple around the globe — to Africa’s Okavango Delta, through tropical and temperate seas, and to the poles. Recent projects have found them in the remote corners of the Great Barrier Reef, under oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, swimming among congregations of 500-pound goliath grouper, and submerged in the ice with harp seal mother and pups. Jennifer is the editor and author of numerous

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articles on marine environments, with images appearing in countless books, advertising campaigns and publications such as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Sport Diver, DIVE Magazine, Diver, People, Alert Diver and Ocean Geographic. She is co-author and photographer for Face to Face with Sharks by National Geographic Books, and an honorary editor for Ocean Geographic magazine. Jennifer’s passion for the study and conservation of primitive fishes led to graduate degrees in zoology and marine biology. Her research has included shark exploitation and finning in the western North Atlantic, and the life history and population dynamics of sturgeon species. She is a Trustee for the Shark Research Institute and a Fellow National member of the Explorers Club. Jennifer and David co-own their studio and stock photography company, Undersea Images Inc., located on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, New York.

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FOREIGNER

with the Nashville Symphony THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, AT 7 PM | FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 & 18, AT 8 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY ERNST VAN TIEL, conductor

MEMBERS OF THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS

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

TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE, chorus director

FOREIGNER MICK JONES, lead guitar, keys, backing vocals KELLY HANSEN, lead vocals, percussion

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

TOM GIMBEL, guitars, saxophone, flute, backing vocals

Selections to be announced from the stage.

JEFF PILSON, bass, backing vocals MICHAEL BLUESTEIN, keyboards, backing vocals BRUCE WATSON, lead guitar, guitar, backing vocals CHRIS FRAZIER, drums, percussion

ABOUT THE ARTISTS FOREIGNER

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ith 10 multiPlatinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Founded in 1976, Foreigner is responsible for some of rock ’n’ roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For a Girl Like

You,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide No. 1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” The band continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success, while streams of Foreigner’s hits are approaching 10 million per week. At Foreigner’s core is founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multilayered talents continue to escalate the band’s influence. Foreigner’s lineup also includes

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respected lead singer Kelly Hansen, multiinstrumentalist Tom Gimbel, Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, guitarist Bruce Watson and Chris Frazier on drums. Following a brief hiatus in 2002, the band returned to the Billboard charts with both the 2005 release of their live Greatest Hits album, Extended Versions, and 2009’s Can’t Slow Down. That was followed by the three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, which included an acoustic disc with intimate and unique reinterpretations of many Foreigner classics, studio re-records by the new lineup, and a live performance DVD. A major milestone came in October 2016, when Foreigner performed for the first time at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall, which highlighted the band’s relationship with the GRAMMY® Museum’s initiative to promote music education in our nation’s schools. For

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utchman Ernst van Tiel has compiled an extensive career in classical, jazz and film music, and has led ensembles such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Russian National Orchestra. Van Tiel studied conducting with Franco Ferrara, Gary Bertini, Jean Fournet and Lucas

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Foreigner’s 40th anniversary in 2017, Warner Music Group released the double CD set 40, which includes 40 songs recorded between 1977 and 2017 and two new tracks. In April 2018, Foreigner topped the Billboard Classic Album Charts for the first time with a live recording of the group’s firstever orchestral shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the band went on to headline orchestral shows in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand, including sold-out appearances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Double Vision: Then & Now, a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Foreigner’s iconic second album, was released in November 2019 and features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game.

Vis, and he was also an assistant to Valery Gergiev, who invited him to conduct Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto and other operas at the Mariinsky Theatre. With the Brussels Philharmonic, van Tiel recorded the original score for Ludovic Bource’s film The Artist, which won five Academy Awards and three Golden Globes and is now touring internationally with a live orchestra under his direction. A specialist in film concerts, he has also conducted performances of movie favorites such as Alexander Nevsky, Star Wars, Vertigo and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as several Harry Potter films.


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LET FREEDOM SING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, AT 7 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY DR. HENRY PANION III, conductor CELEBRATION CHORUS | DAVE RAGLAND, chorus master CELEBRATION YOUTH CHORUS | MARGARET CAMPBELLE-HOLMAN, director RODERICK GEORGE, tenor

J. ROSAMOND JOHNSON / ARR. ROLAND CARTER Lift Every Voice and Sing TRADITIONAL / ARR. HENRY PANION Ride on King Jesus

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt JIM PAPOULIS / ARR. FRANCISCO J. NUÑEZ / ORCH. HENRY PANION Give Us Hope

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes How Long? The Lord Is My Shepherd, Alleluia RODERICK GEORGE, TENOR

ARR. MARGARET BONDS He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands RODERICK GEORGE, TENOR

BRYSON FINNEY / ORCH. JERRY LACKEY We Are Nashville

TRADITIONAL | ARR. ROY RINGWALD We Shall Overcome

MARGARET BONDS III. March from Montgomery Variations

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings

Program order subject to change This concert will last approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS DR. HENRY PANION III,

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enry Panion III, PhD, is well known for his work as a conductor and arranger for Stevie Wonder, leading many of the world’s top orchestras on the superstar’s performances and recordings. He has also served as conductor/ arranger for Aretha Franklin, Chet Atkins, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Robin Thicke, India.Arie and LeAnn Rimes. Panion’s compositions have been programmed by many major U.S. orchestras, and his work as a producer, composer, arranger and orchestrator has produced two GRAMMY® Awards, two Dove Awards and a host of other national music awards and nominations. The creative force behind Gospel Goes Classical featuring Juanita Bynum, Jonathan Butler and the GGC Symphony Orchestra and

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Choir, Panion also made history by topping Billboard’s Gospel and Classical Crossover Charts simultaneously. From 1994 to 2000, Panion was chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and he serves as president and founder of Audiostate 55 Recording Studios & Entertainment Company and the Gospel Symphony Collection. His numerous awards and recognitions include induction into both the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Alabama Arts Hall of Fame, the Congressional Black Caucus’ Civic and Cultural Advancement Award, and appointment to the post of cultural ambassador for the city of Birmingham. Panion holds degrees in music education and music theory from Alabama A&M University and Ohio State University, respectively.

CELEBRATION CHORUS

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ounded in 1994 by Diana Poe and Odessa Settles, the Celebration Chorus is a community chorus comprised of singers from across Middle Tennessee who come together every year in harmony for the Nashville Symphony’s Let Freedom Sing concert. The chorus is comprised of members of various church choirs, school choruses and musical organizations, and also includes members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. The Celebration Chorus has shared the stage with Melinda Doolittle, Bobby Jones, Yolanda King, The Princely Players, The Settles Connection, Donnie Ray Albert, William Warfield and Inversion Vocal Ensemble, among others. Macy Brown Gary Burke Adrianna Clemons Susan Compton Sheri Dewald Kellee Halford Byron Harvey Kay Higgs Dylan Holder Johna Jackson

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Maxine Jones Tiffany King Kristine LaLonde Brittany Lewis-Williams Lisa Love Natasha Maclin Terry Mahoney Marquan Martin Terrance McBride Valerie Ross

Tesia Rucker Xavier Rucker Victoria Sanders Beverly Scott Gene Shade Nicole Simone Kenton Smith Robert Smith Jr. Torshia Suggs Sarah Sultan

Marva Swann David Thomas Lauren Thomas-Williams Cedric Townsend Mark Vanden Berge Ben Whitehouse Sylvia Wynn


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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY MEISTERSINGERS SOPRANO

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Alysha Hinton Amaya Thompkins Lauren Wallace Augtonia Coleman Jasmin Conway Katelynn Virgou Ashur Hailey

Chavonne Gault Clea Jackson Meleena Waters Elaishe Stone Deosha Dowdy Alivia Malone Trinity Palms

Isaiah Batey Herman Joseph Mayson Harris William Manning Kedrick Noel Jacob Taylor

DAVE RAGLAND,

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ave Ragland is a composer, vocalist, pianist and conductor who has been hailed as “ubertalented” by the Nashville Scene. He received Emmy nominations for composition and music direction for the Frist Art Museum’s “Nick Cave Feat. Nashville,” and for his musical collaboration with the Nashville Ballet’s Gerald Watson and violinist Chandler Custer. Additional compositional credits include the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Intersection and ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. Ragland was also nominated for Best Director of a Musical by First Night Honors for Wildcard Productions’ run of Lady Day at

BASS Madison Brown DeAngelo Davidson Kendall Warner Kendall Watkins LaCario Alexander Keeshaun Brown Zion Johnson

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Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Ragland is the artistic director of Inversion Vocal Ensemble, a regionally touring vocal collective that has performed with Brandi Carlile, GRAMMY® nominee Ruby Amanfu, Marcus Hummon and Levi Hummon, and has also shared the stage with Rivers Rutherford, the Fairfield Four and Tanya Tucker. Previous engagements with Inversion include the National Civil Rights Museum, the National Museum of African American Music, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee Arts Academy, Cheekwood, the Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music and Let Freedom Sing in 2019. Ragland is a composer mentor for 91Classical’s inaugural Student Composer Fellowship.

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elebration Youth Chorus (CYC) is proud to commemorate its 22nd season with Nashville Symphony during Let Freedom Sing. CYC is anchored by Choral Arts Link’s MET Singers and MET Academy Singers. Both ensembles serve choral development in Nashville public schools, but also include home-school, private-school and charter-school singers. This season CYC is joined by MET Alumni Singers. These alumni serve as rehearsal mentors, guiding singers in the professionalism that is a hallmark of our performance decorum. We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Davidson County Relative Caregivers Program of Family and Children’s Services. This partnership expands opportunities to new singers.

Celebration Youth Chorus Artistic Team Barb Santoro

Angela Pinnock**

Kyla Mahaffey*

Cedric Townsend**

Allen Christian**

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MARGARET CAMPBELLE-HOLMAN

Celebration Youth Chorus Director

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argaret CampbelleHolman is founder of the MET Singers and executive director of Choral Arts Link. Toward the end of her 29 years in public schools, she founded the MET Singers (1997), which evolved to her current status as executive director of Choral Arts Link (2004), a nonprofit devoted to fostering choral legacies for Middle Tennessee singers. She is author of two K-8 music series and two eBooks on Tennessee music published by McGraw-Hill Education. Campbelle-Holman was recently called a

paradigm shifter; her arts access collaborations and creative resource partnerships have effectively linked singers to Nashville cultural institutions. Through this network-building, the MET Singers have performed as the Celebration Youth Chorus during Nashville Symphony’s Let Freedom Sing concert since 1998. Her vision and strategic planning continue leading the way, offering Middle Tennessee a model of choral artistry for children and youth that meets and exceeds the Nashville Symphony’s high standards.

RODERICK GEORGE,

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istinguished American tenor Roderick George made his New York Lincoln Center debut as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall with the National Chorale, and he has appeared at Carnegie Hall as a featured soloist for the Gotham Sings Choral Showcase. Regularly engaged as a soloist in major concert and oratorio works, his repertoire spans from Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem, through Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, to Carl Orff 's Carmina Burana and contemporary works by Adolphus Hailstork and H. Leslie Adams. George’s 2019/20 engagements include a return to the Alabama Symphony for Messiah, Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes for his debut with the Nashville Symphony, Messiah with the Shoals Symphony, and Dett’s Chariot

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Jubilee for the Eighth National Convention of the National Collegiate Choral Organization in Baltimore, Maryland. George has made appearances at numerous international festivals and venues, including Festival Internacional de Musica Sacra in Ecuador, La Folle Journée in France, Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada and Festival Internacional de Santander in Spain, the Cayman Arts Festival of the Grand Cayman Islands, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the American Cathedral in Paris, Lensoveta Palace of Culture in St. Petersburg, the Royal Dublin Society and Wexford Opera House in Ireland. He has performed a diversity of leading lyric tenor opera roles. A champion of American art song and an avid song recitalist, George specializes in art song repertoire set to the texts of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.

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GUERRERO CONDUCTS

NFM WROCŁAW PHILHARMONIC

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 7:30 PM

NFM WROCŁAW PHILHARMONIC GIANCARLO GUERRERO, conductor PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI, piano

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI Concert Overture in E Major, Op. 12 - 16 minutes BÉLA BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127 - 23 minutes I. Allegretto II. Adagio religioso – Poco più mosso – Tempo I III. Allegro vivace

Piotr Anderszewski, piano – INTERMISSION – WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra - 28 minutes I. Intrada II. Capriccio notturno e arioso III. Passacaglia, toccata e corale

This concert will last approximately one hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. The tour of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic is kindly supported by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. Piotr Anderszewski appears by arrangement with Arts Management Group. Exclusive Tour Management: Opus 3 Artists 470 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10016 www.opus3artists.com

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FM Wrocław Philharmonic was founded in 1945. Until 1949, the orchestra was both a symphony and an opera orchestra, next to become the State Opera in Wrocław’s orchestra. In 1954, it became an independent symphony orchestra. In 1994, it adopted the name of Witold Lutosławski in memory of the great composer, and on the opening of Wrocław’s new concert hall, the National Forum of Music in 2015, it became the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic. The impressive architectural

design by Kuryłowicz & Associates and praised acoustics and theater design by Artec (now Arup) have created a unique home for the orchestra, in which during the first two seasons NFM Wrocław Philharmonic performed for almost 100,000 people. As a principal resident ensemble of the National Forum of Music, the orchestra participates in a huge range of projects each season, including subscription concerts, educational programs, open-air performances INCONCERT

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and recording sessions. The orchestra’s involvement in educational activities does not only focus on concerts for schoolchildren and youth, but also extends to collaborations with the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, as well as participating in its own programs: Orchestral Academy and Choral Academy. Thanks to its collaborations with festivals presented by the National Forum of Music such as Jazztopad and Musica Electronica Nova, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic enjoys regular collaborations with some leading avant garde and jazz artists. In recent seasons, these included John Zorn, Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Terje Rypdal. A CD featuring the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic’s concert with Rypdal was released on the prestigious ECM label. The orchestra enjoyed a long collaboration with Jacek Kaspszyk, who, during his sevenyear tenure as principal conductor and artistic director (2006-13), contributed greatly to the ensemble’s development. Subsequently, FIRST VIOLIN

Radosław Pujanek, first concertmaster Marcin Danilewski, concertmaster Dariusz Blicharski Bartosz Bober Dorota Bobrowicz Maria Brzuchowska Ewa Dragon Danuta Drogowska Beata Dziekańska Jowita Kłopocka Malwina Kotz Sylwia Puchalska Beata Solnicka Dorota Tokarek Anna Undak Andrzej Woźnica

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Wojciech Hazuka, concertmaster Tomasz Bolsewicz Wioletta Porębska Tomasz Kwieciński Wojciech Bolsewicz Alicja Iwanowicz Marzanna Kałużny Lilianna Koman-Blicharska Małgorzata Kosendiak Anita Koźlak 38

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between 2013-16, the orchestra worked with Benjamin Shwartz, with whom the ensemble began a recording series dedicated to the work of contemporary Polish composers. The first disc with the symphonic works of Paweł Mykietyn was released in the spring of 2017. Well known for its commitment to presenting the 20th- and 21st-centur y symphonic repertoire, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic regularly performs works commissioned by and for the National Forum of Music. The orchestra is currently recording the complete works of its patron, Witold Lutosławski, for the CD Accord label. A recording of Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk won a Fryderyk award of the Polish Phonographic Academy in 2011; this was followed in 2013 with Symphony No. 1 and the Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by Stanisław Skrowaczewski. The orchestra regularly performs in prominent venues in Poland, as well as touring Europe and the U.S.

Andrzej Michna Alicja Ptasiński Anna Szufłat Anna Wałek

VIOLA

Artur Tokarek Magdalena Dobosz Bożena Nawojska Paweł Brzychcy Bogusława Dmochowska Marlena Grodzicka-Myślak Ewa Hofman Wojciech Koczur Marzena Malinowska Michał Mazur Wiktor Rudzik Aleksandra Wiśniewska

CELLO

Maciej Młodawski, first concertmaster Maciej Kłopocki, concertmaster Jan Skopowski Ewa Dymek-Kuś Lidia Broszkiewicz Miłosz Drogowski Radosław Gruba Anna Korecka Dorota Kosendiak Robert Stencel

BASS

Janusz Musiał, concertmaster Damian Kalla Czesław Kurtok Jacek Sosna, personnel manager Jan Galik Marek Politański Tomasz Iwanek Jan Kołacki

FLUTE

Jan Krzeszowiec Małgorzata Świętoń Henryk Rymarczuk

OBOE

Wojciech Merena Aleksandra Majda

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN Stefan Małek

CLARINET

Maciej Dobosz Mariola Molczyk Michał Siciński Arkadiusz Kwieciński


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BASSOON

TROMBONE

FRENCH HORN

TUBA

Alicja Kieruzalska Józef Czichy Bernard Mulik

PIANO

Eloy Panizo-Padron Wojciech Nycz Mariusz Syrowatko

Mateusz Feliński Adam Wolny Łukasz Łacny Czesław Czopka Jan Grela Robert Wasik

Agnieszka KopackaAleksandrowicz

CELESTA

Katarzyna Falana

Piotr Kosiński

FOR OPUS 3 ARTISTS

PERCUSSION

Miłosz Rutkowski Camille Bialas Adrian Schmid Krystyna Wojciechowska

TRUMPET

Aleksander Kobus Aleksander Zalewski Paweł Spychała Justyna Maliczowska

TIMPANI

David V. Foster, President & CEO Leonard Stein, Senior Vice President, Director, Touring Division

Robert Berretta, Vice President, Manager, Artists & Attractions Tania Leong, Associate, Touring Division Grace Hertz, Assistant,

Artists & Attractions

Diego Yanez Busto

John Pendleton, Company Manager Thomas F. Eirman, Stage Manager

HARP

Malwina Lipiec-Rozmysłowicz Krzysztof Waloszczyk

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI,

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iotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg. In the 2019/20 season, Anderszewski will appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. His play/direct collaborations will include concerts with his regular partners the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a European tour with the Kammerorchester Basel. In recital

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he can be heard at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with Warner Classics/Erato since 2000. His first recording for the label was Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes. He has also recorded GRAMMY®-nominated discs of Bach’s Partitas 1, 3 and 6, and Szymanowski’s solo piano works, the latter also receiving a Gramophone Award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Year Award in 2012. Anderszewski’s disc of Bach’s English Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 5, released in November 2014, went on to win both a Gramophone Award and an ECHO Klassik in 2015. Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Anderszewski has been a recipient of the Gilmore Award, the Szymanowski Prize and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon. INCONCERT

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SPECIAL EVENT

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN': THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 7:30 PM

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY NASHVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS STEVE HACKMAN, conductor

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

TUCKER BIDDLECOMBE, chorus director

Selections to be announced from the stage. This concert will last approximately 75 minutes.

ABOUT THE ARTIST STEVE HACKMAN

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teve Hackman is a daring voice leading a new generation of classical musicians intent on redefining the genre. His breadth of musical fluency and technique is uncanny — he is at once a composer, conductor, producer, DJ, arranger, songwriter, singer, pianist and rapper. Hackman’s unique style of musical metamorphosis sees modern musical techniques applied to the classical repertoire and vice versa. The result is evocative hybrid works that are derivative yet wholly original — he synthesizes Brahms and Radiohead, Bartók and Björk, and Tchaikovsky and Drake into orchestral tone-poems; reimagines Stravinsky and Shostakovich into orchestral-electronic concept albums; samples Verdi and Debussy and interpolates them into hip-hop tracks. Recent highlights include the October 40

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2018 debut of his newest creation, West Side X West Side, an orchestral/hip-hop synthesis of Bernstein’s West Side Story and the music of rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Ice Cube, Warren G and Kendrick Lamar. And last January, Hackman premiered his choral treatment of Bob Dylan — a 15-song anthology entitled The Times They Are A-Changin’, with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Hackman has worked as a composer and arranger for a number of artists and choral ensembles — including the string trio Time for Three and violinist Joshua Bell — and his orchestrations for Time for Three, Arlo Guthrie, The Five Browns and others have been performed by major American orchestra. Hackman studied counterpoint, composition and improvisation under Dr. Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; received an advanced diploma in conducting at Curtis under Otto-Werner Mueller; and studied with David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen.


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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 Ring Renita J. Smith-Crittendon Ashlinn Snyder

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

Paige Stinnett 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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INDIVIDUALS

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 December 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 Richard & Sharalena Miller ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Olsen ◊

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 ◊

Mr.* & Mrs. Spencer Hays ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphreys Mr. Orrin Henry Ingram II Mr. & Mrs. T. K. Kimbrell ◊ The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt ◊ 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 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Ward A. Baker 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 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gravette Ms. Gail Danner Greil ◊

Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III ◊

Brenda & David Griffin ◊ Patricia & H. Rodes Hart ◊ Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Vicki & Rick Horne ◊ Drs. Edmund & Lauren Parker Jackson ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner ◊ Mr. Neil B. Krugman and Ms. Leona M. Pratt 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

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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DIRECTORS

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

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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. and Mrs. John H. Bailey III Mr. and Mrs. Ward A. Baker Clara and Wesley Belden ◊ Blevins, Inc. ◊ Mrs. J.C. Bradford Jr. ◊ Ann & Frank Bumstead ◊ Drs. Rodney & Janice Burt ◊ 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 ◊ 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 Retired COL's, Steve & Julie Lomax ◊

Gifts of $10,000 - $14,999 The Melkus Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Mendes Victoria & William Pao ◊ Mr. Randy Bernard Ms. Carolyn W. Schott Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus ◊ David & Niki Smith ◊ Mr. Karl Sprules Margaret* & Cal Turner ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James F. Turner Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James W. White ◊ Jimmie D. & Patricia L. White ◊ Mrs. Shirley A. 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 ◊ Ned Bates and Brigette Anschuetz ◊ Michael V. and Sharry D. Beard ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bentz Ms. Erin L. Bishop ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boehm ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Boyd IV Mr. & Mrs. Harold Brewer Chuck & Sandra Cagle ◊ John E. Cain III Mike & Jane Ann Cain ◊ Ms. Pamela Casey ◊ Fred Cassetty ◊ Dr. Elizabeth Cato Mary & Joseph Cavarra ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Clark ◊ Dorit & Donald Cochron ◊ Brian & Haden Cook ◊ Ms. Amy J. Smith and Mr. Michael A. Cronin Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin Drs. Michael S. and Rowena D. Cuffe Mr. & Mrs. J. Bradford Currie Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Daily 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 ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind ◊ The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation ◊

* denotes donors who are deceased

Laurie & Steven Eskind Marilyn Ezell Jennifer & Billy Frist Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Fuller Ed & Nancy Goodrich ◊ Kate R. W. 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 ◊ Steven & Catherine Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Huddleston Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ingram Barron Patterson & Burton Jablin ◊ Keith & Nancy* Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Elliott W. Jones Sr. Ms. Sarah Kendrick ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Koch Mr. and Mrs. David Kretschmer Heloise Werthan Kuhn ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Cregan Laborde Drs. Paul & Dana Latour Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Ledbetter Jr. 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. Mrs. Gwen Noe ◊ Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Odom ◊

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members

Dr. Christopher J. Ott & Mr. Jeremy R. Simons Ms. Aylin Ozgener and Mr. Scott Hethcox Mr. and Mrs. Laurence M. Papel Todd & Diandra Peacock ◊ Peggy & Hal Pennington Joelle & Brant Phillips CW Pinson, M.D., MBA ◊ DeDe Priest ◊ Mrs. Donna L. Richardson Carol & John T. Rochford ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rollins Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rosen ◊ Dr. Norm Scarborough & Ms. Kimberly Hewell ◊ Joe & Dorothy Scarlett ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Schneider ◊ Mrs. J. Ronald Scott ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Nelson W. Shields The Shields Family Foundation ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small ◊ Michael & Grace Sposato ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Jack Stalker ◊ Carol A. Tate ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Matthew K. Taylor ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Bradley D. Thacker Mr. and Mrs. George B. Tomlin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James S. Turner Jr. Peggy & John Warner ◊ Mrs. Lisa W. Wheeler ◊ Mrs. Holly Anderson Wilds Jerry & Ernie Williams ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Toby S. Wilt Janet & Alan Yuspeh Barbara & Bud* Zander ◊ Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos and Ms. Lydia A. Howarth

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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 ◊ Mr. and Mrs. C. Dale Allen Mr. and Mrs. William F. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. David F. Arnholt Jeremy & Rebecca Atack ◊ Jon K. & Colleen Atwood ◊ Grace & Carl Awh ◊ Brian & Beth Bachman David Baldwin & Melissa K. Moss ◊ Elisabetha Baugh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Baxter ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup ◊ Betty C. Bellamy ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Randy Bellows ◊ Dr. Eric & Elaine Berg ◊ Celia Applegate & David Blackbourn ◊ Dennis & Tammy Boehms ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Bostelman Jamey Bowen & Norman Wells ◊ Randal & Priscilla Braker ◊ Mary Lawrence Breinig ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Phillip L. Bressman ◊ Steven & Cassandra Brosvik ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Steve R. Brubaker ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Del R. Bryant Dr. Melinda and Mr. John B. Buntin Mr. and Mrs. David L. Bynum Ms. Betsy Calabrace ◊ Mr. and Mrs. John P. Campbell III Mary Taylor Gallagher & Chris Cardwell ◊ Sykes & Ann Cargile ◊ David L. Carlton ◊ Crom & Kathy Carmichael ◊ Tom & Kathi Carr ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Carter ◊ Mr. and Mrs. George E. Cassady III Mrs. Joanne G. Cato Mr. & Mrs. Cooper Chilton ◊ Catherine Chitwood ◊ David & Starling Clark Jay & Ellen Clayton ◊ Terry & Holly Clyne ◊ Ed & Pat Cole ◊ Mr. and Mrs. H. Rhea Cole Marjorie Collins ◊ Dr. Michael E. 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 ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Cox III Mrs. Kim Crafton

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Dr. Leslie J. Crofford Janine Cundiff ◊ Angela & Charles Curtiss ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Daley III ◊ Mr. M. Bradshaw Darnall III Myrtianne Downs ◊ Stephen & Kimberly Drake ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Glenn Eaden Dr. Mac & 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. and Mrs. Timothy E. Farley Mr. & Mrs. Will Fischer ◊ Dr. Arthur C. Fleischer & Family ◊ John & Barbara Fletcher ◊ Dr. Sharron H. Francis Mr. & Mrs. Pete Franks ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Fridrich Mrs. Karyn M. Frist Cathey & Wilford Fuqua ◊ Dr. Ronald E. Galbraith & Mrs. Faith H. Galbraith ◊ Ms. Harper Ganick Ms. Kathryn Ganier Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gann ◊ Harris A. Gilbert ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Gilleland III ◊ Mr. Amos R. Glass ◊ Andrew & Alene Gnyp ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gordon Mr. Gerald C. Greer and Dr. Scott Hoffman Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin D. Griffin Mrs. Anna M. Grizzle Karen & Daniel Grossman & Family ◊ Ms. 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 ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Holmes Drs. Robert Hines* & Mary Hooks ◊ Rodney Irvin Family ◊ 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 ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Joyce Ms. Amanda K. Kane ◊

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kendall Mrs. Edward C. Kennedy William Killebrew Tom & Darlene Klaritch ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David J. Klintworth ◊ Anne Knauff ◊ Walter & Sarah Knestrick ◊ Mr. William E. 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. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Mike LaDouceur ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Land Mr. Edward Lanquist ◊ Martha & Larry Larkin ◊ Kevin & May Lavender Dr. Michelle Law ◊ Ms. Ellen E. 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 ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. Lowry III Mr. & Mrs.* George Luscombe II ◊ Mr. John M. Lutz Mr. John Maddux ◊ Ms. Orlene Makinson ◊ Mr. and Mrs. David L. Manning Lynn & Jack May ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. McCarty Mr. and Mrs. Cary A. McClure Mr. & Mrs. Chet Melvin ◊ Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger ◊ Ms. Jennifer L. Michaeli Laurie Miller ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Matthew 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. ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Neal Leslie & Scott Newman ◊ Dr. Agatha L. Nolen ◊ Mr. & Mrs.* Robert J. Notestine ◊ Dr. John A. Oates Jr.* & Meredith S. Oates ◊ David & Pamela Palmer ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Grant T. Patterson Susan Holt & Mark Patterson ◊ Drs. Teresa & Phillip Patterson ◊ Mr. Richard M. Patterson

* denotes donors who are deceased

Dr. & Mrs. Dale Pilkinton Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Pohlman Donna and Tom Priesmeyer ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Queener Dr. Zeljko & Tanya Radic ◊ Mr. & Mrs. W. Edward Ramage ◊ Mr. James H. Reed IV and Mr. Jack Arnold 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 ◊ Ms. Mary Frances Rudy ◊ Samuel A. Santoro & Mary M. Zutter ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Saul ◊ 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 Bill & Sharon Sheriff ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Smallwood Dr. Neil & Ruth Smith ◊ K.C. & Mary Smythe ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Brandt N. Snedeker Mr. Jason P. Somerville & Mr. Eric Cook ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Sowell III Clark Spoden & Norah Buikstra ◊ Christopher & Maribeth Stahl ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. Steakley Mr. & Mrs. Barry Steele ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Steele Robert & Virginia Stewart ◊ Deborah & James Stonehocker ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James G. Stranch III ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Strang IV Mr. James E. Sutter Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mr. Mark Lee Taylor ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Thomson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Thursby ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Townes ◊ Martha J. Trammell ◊ Mrs. Catherine W. Turner Mr. James N. Vickers & Mr. Brian Schafer ◊ Ms. Joyce A. Vise Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Wachtler Mr. & Mrs. William H. Wade ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Wagner ◊ James & Greta Walsh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Mark Wathen ◊ Talmage M. Watts & Debra Greenspan Watts ◊

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members


I N D I V I D UA L PAT R O N S Carroll Van West & Mary Hoffschwelle ◊ Mr. James L. White ◊ Stacy Widelitz ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills III

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Wimberly IV Mr. and Mrs. William S. Wire II Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Wood ◊

Ira Work ◊ Dr. Artmas L. Worthy ◊ Dr. Burton Elrod and Ms. Carol H. Yarbrough Donna B. Yurdin ◊

Mr. Craig Zimberg & Ms. Tara Sawdon ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Victor L. Zirilli ◊

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999 Anonymous (7) Jeff & Tina Adams Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Adams IV Drs. Wendell S. & Paige Akers Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allbee Ms. Elizabeth Allen Lisa & Mr. Gerry Altieri Mr. and Mrs. Sterling R. Ambrose Dr. and Mrs. John E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Craig J. Andreen Mr. Frank M. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ansley Ms. Teresa Broyles-Aplin & Mr. Don Aplin Ms. Jennifer McNew Appelt Mr. and Mrs. DeVan D. Ard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John K. Aron Ms. Deborah Arvin Mr. Bruce G. Aubrey Ms. Peggy Mayo Bailey Richard & Ada Baker Mr. Ron Balcarras Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Barry Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Basile Mr. & Mrs. John Bearden Mr. and Mrs. Ezra C. Beasley III Craig & Angela Becker Mr. & Mrs. W. Todd Bender Mrs. Raymond P. Bills Randolph & Elaine Blake Dr. & Mrs. Marion G. Bolin Gene & Donna Bonfoey Mr. and Mrs. Alandis Brassel Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Braun Dan & Mindy Brodbeck Berry & Connie Brooks Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan III Ms. Caroline Brzozowicz Jean & David Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Bunting Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bussard Drs. Robert F. and Mirna Caldwell Dr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Callahan III Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Mr. Brian Carden Dr. Robert J. Carroll Bill & Chris Carver Vickie & Buzz Cason Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chadwell David & Pam Chamberlin Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weston Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Chappell Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Chasanoff Barbara & Eric Chazen

Mr. J. D. Pickslay Cheek Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Christopher Drs. Keith and Leslie Churchwell Mr. and Mrs. David C. Cloyd Cindy & Doug Cobb Dr. and Mrs. Robert Deaver Collins Jr. Amy & Overton Colton Greg & Mary Jo Cote Mr. Thomas F. Cowhey and Ms. Cynthia E. Lasker Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Crook Katherine C. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Ansel L. Davis Linda & Ben Davis Dr. & Mrs. Eric Delpire Mr. and Mrs. William P. Dial Mr. Michael S. Dixon and Mr. Brian D. Setzer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Dolan Carol & Harold Donaldson Peter & Kathleen Donofrio Ms. Linda Kartoz-Doochin & Mr. Michael Doochin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Douglas III Kathryn Applegate Duffer Mr. and Mrs. M. Gavin Duke Mr. and Mrs. John W. Eakin Jr. Mr. & Mrs.* DeWitt Ezell Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Falk John & Debbie Farringer Dr. Luis G. Fernandez and Dr. Viviana A. Lavin Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Fincher Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fitzgerald Jr. John David & Mary Dale Trabue Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Brennon A. Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Fones Ann D. Frisch Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Frohsin Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Frost Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Fulk II Dr. & Mrs. John R. Furman Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Gage Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Ganier III Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Garber Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gardner Carlene Hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & Lorelee Gawaluck Dr. and Ms. Richard J. Geer Mr. Norman B. Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Todd D. Glisson Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Goad Jr. James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Grace

Richard A. Green Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gregg Mr. Lance W. Gruner and Mr. Shawn Wilson Dr. Gary S. Gutow John & Melissa Halsell The Evelyn S. & Jim Horne Hankins Foundation Jim & Stephanie Hastings Mr. & Mrs. John Burton Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Hazen Lisa & Bill Headley Mrs. Nancy P. Hearn Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Heeren Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Hickerson III Mr. Kevin E. Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Hite Dr. Elisabeth Dykens & Dr. Robert Hodapp Mr. and Mrs. Hampton A. Holcomb Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Hollomon Mrs. Henry W. Hooker* Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Houff Bruce & Diane Houglum Hudson Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Huie Bud Ireland Mr. and 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. and Mrs. Russell A. Jones Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley Mr. & Mrs. W Evans Kemp Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Kestner Mr. and Mrs. David C. Kloeppel William C. & Deborah Patterson Koch Linda R. Koon Mr. Neil W. Kunkel Jr. and Ms. Paula D. Walker Ms. Janet Kurtz and Mr. Ronald V. Gobbell Mr. and Mrs. Christopher F. Kyriopoulos Mr. and Mrs. Marc F. Lagasse Mr. & Mrs. Randolph M. LaGasse Robert & Carol Lampe Mr. & Mrs.* Samuel W. Lavender John & Barbara Lawless Mr. & Mrs. John M. Leap Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Leeper Sally M. Levine Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Liedtke

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman Katherine C. Follin and Robert Straus Lipman Mr. Kenneth B. Lock and Dr. Susan Sharpe Mrs. Travis B. Loller & Mr. James A. Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Lund Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. MacLellan Mrs. Charles Taxon Malott Andrea & Helga Maneschi Captain Nathan Marsh Metro Fire Fighter Mr. Andrew Martin Ms. Helen J. Mason Steve & Susie Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Mayes Ms. Kathryn McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. William D. McDowell Dr. Hassane Mchaourab Mr. & Mrs. Michael McIlwain Dr. and Mrs. Dailey A. McPeak Dr. Susan M. Menking Mr. Steve Merryman Ingrid Meszoely MD Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Moody Joseph & Julia Moore Mr. & Mrs.Timothy L. Morris Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Margaret & David Moss Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Murfree Anne & Peter Neff Mary & Gudger Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Niewold Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Noel Virginia O'Brien Mr. & Mrs.* Douglas Odom Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Ohlinger Dr. Eleanor and Mr. Eric Osborne Dr. and Mrs. Bryan D. Oslin Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ossolinski Judy Oxford & Grant Benedict David Oxley, MD FACS Mr. and Mrs. Murat Ozgener Mr. Timothy J. Pagliara Mr. Michael L. Peacock and Ms. Tara Scarlett Catherine & John Perry Claude Petrie Jr. Robert & Laura Pittman Carol Armes & Bob Pitz Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Plato Mr. and Mrs. Mark Poe Mr. Charles H. Potter Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Potter Mr. and Mrs. David Preston Brad S. Procter Nancy Ray

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I N D I V I D U A L PAT R O N S Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn C. Raymer Allison Reed & Sam Garza Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Richardson Delphine and Kenneth Roberts Ms. Courtney Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Rogers V David & Karin Roland Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Rolfe Barry & Melissa Rose Peoples Mr. and Mrs. Rod Roudi Robert Lawrence Sadler, Sr. Mr. Edward K. Sanford Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sangervasi Mr. L. Jonathan Savage Paul H. Scarbrough Mr. and Mrs. Fraser G. Schaufele III Judy & Hank Schomber Mr. and Mrs. John S. Scott Mr.* & Mrs. John L. Seigenthaler Mrs. Alexandrino Severino Dr. and Mrs. Ashish S. Shah

ENCORE CIRCLE Anonymous (9) Jerry Adams Carol M. Allen Adrienne Ames Mr. and Mrs. Michael Apperson Candy Burger & Dan Ashmead Mr. & Mrs. John S. Atkins Mr. & Mrs. J. Oriol Barenys Mrs. Brenda Bass Dr. & Mrs. David M. Bayer Katrin T. Bean Annie Laurie & Irvin* Berry Dr. Diane Rae & Mr. Greg Berty Dr. and Mrs. Brian S. Biesman Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Boyd Bogle III Ms. Christa M. Bowdish Mr. & Mrs. John R. Braden Robert & Barbara Braswell Mr. James I. Brown & Ms. Lindella Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Brown Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene N. Bulso Jr. Gina & Sam Burnette Mr. & Mrs. William F. Carpenter III Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cate Dean & Sandy Chase Renée Chevalier Dr. Amy Chomsky Ms. Christine Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Clevenger III Teri & Alan Cohen Esther & Roger Cohn

Anita & Mike Shea Mr. and Mrs. Dean G. Short III Tom & Sylvia Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Sloan Mrs. Richard M. Small Drs. Walter E. Smalley Jr. & Louise Hanson Mrs. Ione Smith Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Scott Smith Nan E. Speller & Dan Eisenstein Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell T. Speyer Stuart & Shirley Speyer Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spradley Jr. Sid Stanley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Stearns Dr. Catherine V. Stober and Mr. James McAteer Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Stowe Mr. Max Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Stringfellow Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Susano Pamela & Steven Taylor

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Chase Cole Joe & Judy Cook Nancy Krider Corley 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 Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Ghertner Erin Gillaspie Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner

Neil Krugman and Leona Pratt, Annette Eskind, Donna and Jeff Eskind

Mr. and Mrs. T. Stephen C. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. David B. Thomas Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thorne Larry & Paula Throneberry Ms. Janice E. Ticich Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Tigrett Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Todd Norman & Marilyn Tolk Mila & Bill Truan Thomas L. & Judith A.* Turk Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tyrrell Mr. Paul D. Vasterling and Mr. Jason Facio Rodney Irvin Family Larry & Brenda Vickers Kris & G. G. Waggoner Mike & Elaine Walker Dr. and Mrs. Ming X. Wang Kevin & Elizabeth Warren Mr. & Mrs. Derek West Mrs. John W. White Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Dr. Kenny F. Williard and Ms.

Gifts of $1,000 - $1,499

Dr. & Mrs. John D. Hainsworth Elinor Hall Pam Hamrick Andrew & Ally Hard Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Havens Michael & Catherine Hayes Dr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Heimburger Ms. Doris Ann Hendrix Mr. Bradley Hickman Mr. and 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 Tim Kyne Joyce K. Laben*

Symphony Ball Chairmen – Amy Jackson Smith & Laura Kimbrell

Debra J. Dement Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Williams Mr. and Mrs. David G. Williamson III Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills II Mr. and Mrs. David K. Wilson III Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Wilson Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Dr. Theodore E. Wiltsie Mr. Robert H. Wolle Jr. Wood Family Trust Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wright Berje Yacoubian & Kathy Wade-Yacoubian Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Yochem Dr. and Dr. John York Mr. Jeffery A. Zeitlin Glenn & Heather Zigli Mr. Christopher B. Zimmer and Mr. Joshua T. Bulla Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Zonarich

Mr. Jerry Lackey Rob & Julia Ledyard John & Mary Leinard Mr.* & Mrs. Irving Levy Ms. Jana J. Lisle Parham Ms. Theresa MacDonald William R. & Maria T. MacKay Mr. & Mrs. Ben T. Martin Dr. & Mrs.* Raymond S. Martin Mr. and Mrs. James L. Martineau Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Marx Mr. Leon May Bob Maynard Dr. Wendell McAbee Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. McNamara III 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. and Mrs. J. Steven Moll Ms. Gay Moon James & April Moore Lynn Morrow Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Motley Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Mueller Mr. Reginald Murphy Mr. Chase Neely

Jeff Balser, Anne and Joe Russell


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 Cassie Petty Mr. and Mrs. James D. Peyton Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Powell Jr. Ms. Julia W. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Ms. Deborah Putnam Tom & Chris Rashford Mr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Reisner Paul & Gerda Resch Candace Mason Revelette Mr. Allen Reynolds

Don* & Connie Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Dudley C. Richter 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 Mr. and Mrs. William Lucas Simons

CONCERTMASTER SOCIETY Anonymous (18) Henry J. Abbott Ben & Nancy* Adams Jeffrey H. Adams Ms. Arnelle S. Adcock Dr. James and Dr. Rachel Ailor Newton & Burkley Allen Mr. Geoff Amateau Mr. and Mrs. David Bruce Amiot 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 Mr. Bradford Baldauf Ms. Emiko S. Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. James B. Banker Dr. & Mrs. Jere Bass Mr. & Mrs. David L. Bata Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Bateman Mr. & Mrs. Royce A. Belcher Rick & Stephanie Belcher Ms. Mariel Bentz Carl W. Berg Mr. Calvin Bishop Rick & Abby Blahauvietz Marilyn Blake Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Boswell Mr. Kevin L. Bowden & Candice Ethridge Mr. Jeffery B. Bowlin Don & Deborah Boyd Dr. Scott B. Boyd Mr.* & Mrs. William E. Boyte Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Bracken Ms. Linda W. Bramblett Beverly J. Brandenburg-Scott Dr. Joe P. Brasher Bob & Linda Brewer Mr. and Mrs. James P. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. David H. Brown

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 Mr. Gary W. 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. Ms. Sophie Cape Mrs. Lucie M. Carroll Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Mrs. Gay Chamberlain Mrs. Sharon Charney Mr. and Mrs. James H. Cheek III Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Christenberry Dr. & Mrs. André L. Churchwell Donna P. Clark Mr. & Mrs. John W. Clay Jr. Mr. & Mrs. T. Kent Cochran Colonel (ret.) Dr. & Mrs. James R. (Conra) Collier Marion Pickering Couch Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Counts, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard Courtney Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Cowden Jr. 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

* denotes donors who are deceased

Mr. and Mrs. James Sipes Ms. Diane M. Skelton Ashley N. Skinner George & Mary Sloan Susan Diane Sloan 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 Dr. & Mrs. Michael Tyler

Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wahl Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wallick Dr. & Mrs. John J. Warner 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

Gifts of $500 - $999

Mr. Frank C. Davis Steve & Julie Davis Mr. and Mrs. W. Kirby Davis Jr. William Davis & Catherine Colbert Dr. and Mr. John A. Deane Dr. & Mrs. Ben Dehner Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Delk Mr. and Mrs. Daryl R. Demonbreun Mrs. Keith C. DeMoss Ms. Laura Denison Anne R. Dennison Mr. & Mrs.* J. William Denny Mr. and Mrs. Walton Denton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. DiNella Bob Dozier Mr. Carl Dreifuss & Mrs. Elizabeth G. Tannenbaum Dr. Robert E. Dudley Mr. Michael L. Duffer Mr. & Mrs. John C. Egyed Mrs. Clara Elam Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Elcan The S. Brent Elliott Family Mrs. Glenda A. Emery 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 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Fleming Dr. Evon Flesberg & Mr. Norm Nelson Andrew & Mary Foxworth Sr. Judson & Leah Fredrickson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frey 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 Dr. Mark Glazer & Cindy Stone

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members

Ms. Jennifer Goetz Dr. and Mrs. Michael H. Gold Dr. James R. Goldenring & Ms. Barbara M. Fingleton Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Gordon Wes Gordon Kathleen Gould Brent & Pat Graves Dr. Cornelia R. Graves Mr. Michael P. Griffin Judith & Peter Griffin Mr. Willard W. Griffin Jr. Richard & Carol Ann Haglund 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 Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. Jason & Carrie Haslam Mr. and Mrs. James K. Hasson Jr. Mr. Donald B. Hastings Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hastings Dr. Christopher H. Hawkins Veronica Hawkins H. Carl Haywood Dr. James L. Head & Dr. Anita R. Head Doug & Becky Hellerson Dennis & Leslie Henson Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hertik Mr. Cameron R. Hicks Mr. Clint Higham and Mr. Matthew Donahoe Gerald Hill Robert C. & Shirley M. Hilmer Dr. Elena M. Hines Mr. and Mrs. Damon T. Hininger Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hitt Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hofe Robert Hoffman Frances Holt

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Hank Ingram, Cha Alexander, Martha Ingram, Mark and Nancy Peacock

Mr. Richard D. Holtz Mrs. Teressa A. Honnoll Allen, Lucy & Paul Hovious Mrs. Charlotte E. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hull Mr. & Mrs. David Hunt Margie Hunter Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Hutchison Mrs. Lee Ann Ingram Roger T. Jenkins & Gayle Jenkins Ms. Janice A. Jennings Richard W. Jett Hal & Dona Johnson Bob & Virginia Johnson Stephen Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Timothy K. Johnson Mary & Doug Johnston Dr.* & Mrs. Sam Jones Byron and Carolyn Kamp Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Kavka Mr. and Mrs. Alan Scott Kendrick 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 Jeffrey & Lori Lipscomb Richard & Tad Lisella Mr. and Mrs. Keltner W. Locke Chris & Elizabeth Long Kim & Bob Looney Mr. Enrico Lopez-Yanez Mr. and Mrs. P. Jeffery Loring Mr. & Mrs. Denis Lovell Kenyatta & Tracey Lovett Mr. & Mrs. Jay Lowenthal Jim & Debbie Lundy Drs. Amy & George Lynch Michael & State Representative Susan Lynn

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Ashley Rosen and Betsy Wills

Herman & Dee Maass Dr. & Mrs. Mark A. Magnuson Ms. Sheila Mann Mr. & Mrs. John F. Manning Jr. Mr. Troy B. Marden & Jerome Farris Dr. Dana R. Marshall 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 Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Mayes Dr. James S. McBride Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt K. McCluggage Ms. Mary Ann McCready Mr. and Mrs. John McLarty Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Linda & Ray Meneely Peter & Mecky Meschter David & Lisa Minnigan Dr. & Mrs. Guy B. Mioton Dr. & Mrs. William M. Mitchell Dr. Bret C. Mobley and Dr. Allison J. Smith Diana & Jeff Mobley Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Monk Marian R. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett Mr. and Mrs. Will Morrow Andrew Moyer Mary Jo & Dick Murphy Mr. & Mrs. B. Dwayne Murray Jr. Ms. Sheryl A. Mustain Mr. and 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 Mrs. Argie C. Oman Frank & Betty Orr Drs. Lucius & Freida Outlaw Dr. & Mrs. Aydin Ozan Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Page Mrs. Douglas J. Parsons Mr. & Mrs. James Patricelli Ms. Diane T. Payne Ms. Jennifer C. Peters Faris & Bob Phillips Charles & Mary Phy Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Plattner

FirstBank guests: Lenai Augustine, Emily Seivers, Susan and Chris Holmes

Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Plummer Mr. and Mrs. Dale W. Polley Mr. & Mrs. Charles Poole Ms. Elizabeth M. Potocsnak Ms. Cynthia M. Powell Dr. & Mrs. Tim Powers Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin S. Purser Jr. George & Joyce Pust Ross & Suzanne Rainwater Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Raney Charles H. & Eleanor L. Raths Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rawle Drs. Wesley and 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. and Mrs. Ronald L. Samuels Mr. Bradley T. Sanderson Mr. & Mrs.William B. Saunders & Family Robert Schlafly & Teri Arney Mr. and Mrs. Roland Schneller Jack Schuett Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. Michael A. Seiler Odessa L. Settles Max & Michelle Shaff Mr. and Mrs. Terrence B. Shirey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sielbeck Faye Silva Ms. Stephanie J. Silva Mr. Heber Simmons III Mr. & Mrs. John C. Slater Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Slipkovich Mr. Charles L. Smith Dr. Robert Smith & Barbara Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. S. Douglas Smith Mr. and Mrs. Grant T. Smothers Mr. Robert Sneed Mr. James H. Spalding Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Spitz Ms. Karen G. Sroufe Dr. Ernest D. Standerfer Ward Stein

* denotes donors who are deceased

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

H O N O RA RY In honor of Cynthia Arnholt In honor of Newman and Johnathon Arndt In honor of Jane Asperelli

In honor of Nathan William Davis 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 Ms. Bettie Berry on her 91st Birthday In honor of Jack Briner In honor of Henry Byington In honor of Katie Crumbo

In honor of Kathleen McCracken 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 Joan Strait Applegate 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 Harold Cruthirds In memory of Gene Dietz In memory of Philip Dikeman In memory of Glenn Eaden In memory of Antoinette "Toni" and Arnold Foglesong

In memory of Al Hacker In memory of Harold & Rita Dee Hassenfeld In memory of Roger D. Hayes In memory of Gary Kenneth Hughes In memory of Dr. Martin Katahn In memory of Gary Kelly In memory of Martha Lamprecht In memory of Sara Harris Moffatt In memory of Thelma L. Moffatt In memory of Lt Cmdr Alan A. Patterson, USN

In memory of Charles Howell Potter, Jr. In memory of Prince In memory of Edgar Arthur Reed In memory of John L. Seigenthaler In memory of Fred Simon In memory of Leah (Simer) Stufflebam In memory of Robert Polk Thomson In memory of H. Martin Weingartner In memory of James Kenneth Williamson In memory of David Williams In memory of Professor Vicki Gardine Williams

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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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 December 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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ORCHESTRA PARTNERS

THE ESTATE AT CHEROKEE DOCK

SAMUEL M. FLEMING FOUNDATION

HENDRIX FOUNDATION ANN HARDEMAN AND COMBS L. FORT FOUNDATION

MUSICIAN PARTNERS American Paper and Twine BDO USA, LLP Carter Haston Real Estate Hans and Nancy Stabell HUB International Mid-South Chet Atkins Music Education Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennesse

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

Robert K. & Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation The Houghland Foundation The Cupcake Collection

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. 92.1 Q

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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

T

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

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,

Celine Thackston, Grants Manager Jesse Strauss, Grants Assistant Samantha Solatka,

Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant Sarah Rose Peacock,

Stewardship Coordinator

Marketing Associates: Henry Byington, Jim Davidson, Kimberly DePue, Rick Katz, Misha Robledo

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,

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ticket Services Supervisors: Jesse Baker, Jean-Marie Clark, Peter Donnelly, Melissa Messerr Ticket Services Specialists: Erin Caby, Tyrone Cadogan, Kaitlyn Elsen, Lindsey George, Rachael Greenman, Casandra Nevils, Mary Self, Elizabeth Singer, Lindsey Smith-Trostle

PRODUCTION & ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

Retail Manager and Buyer

Sonja Thoms, Sr. Director of Operations

FOOD, BEVERAGE AND EVENTS

John Wesolowski,

and Orchestra Manager

Johnathon McGee,

Senior Event Sales Manager

Graphic Design Associate

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

DATA SERVICES

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 &

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

Ashley Skinner, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,

DEVELOPMENT

Catherine Royka,

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

Manager of Volunteer Services

VENUE MANAGEMENT

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

V.P. of Human Resources

Nakisha Hicks, Human Resources and Equity Manager

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

Larry Bryan, Audio Engineer & 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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STUDENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY’S ACCELERANDO PROGRAM Music education program is designed to cultivate diversity in American orchestras

Leadership Funding Provided By

Apply/more info: NashvilleSymphony.org/accelerando Questions? Email accelerando@nashvillesymphony.org or call 615.687.6587

THE ANDREW W.

MELLON FOUNDATION

Official Education Partner


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