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A Community Remembers A 10th Anniversary Musical Tribute
MW = Masterworks Performance
Liszt | Rachmaninoff | Prokofiev
P = Capital BlueCross POPS Performance
Hovhaness | Barber | Ravel | Debussy
Thriller Movie Classics
Sibelius | Grieg | Brahms
Broadway Rocks 2
Bartók | Schumann | Beethoven P
Fauré | Mendelssohn | Mozart
The Copland | Khachaturian | Strauss
An Evening with Ronan Tynan
Leshnoff | Shostakovich | Mussorgsky/Ravel
An Evening in Motown
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Mahler’s Majestic Landscapes
(April 16-17) Inspired by the grandeur around him Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 was conceived as a musical portrait of the natural world.
Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway
(April 30-May 1) Broadway’s longest running Phantom joins the HSO for a performance of memorable showtunes.
Brahms, Brahms & Brahms!
(May 14-15) Odin Rathnam celebrates 20 years with the HSO by performing one of the greatest of violin concertos.
HSO Season Preview ......................... 4 Board of Directors............................... 7 HSO Staff.............................................. 7 Pre-Concert Lecture Series. ............... 9 Harrisburg Symphony Society. .......14 Letter from Board Chair & Executive Director. ........................15 Masterworks 6 Program...................17 Masterworks 6 Program Notes.......21 Pops 4 Program..................................27 Masterworks 7 Program...................31 Masterworks 7 Program Notes.......33 Volunteer Recognition........................39 Endowment Fund Contributors. .......43 Annual Fund Contributors. ...............44 HSO Musician Roster.........................50 HSO Corporate Sponsors.. ...............51 Advertisers’ Index. .............................52
Malina’s ease on the podium, engaging personality, and insightful interpretations have thrilled audiences wherever he has worked. Learn more about his exciting career and many accomplishments.
Assistant Conductor to Maestro Malina and Youth Symphony Music Director, joined the HSO in July 2010 from an appointment as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Stuart Malina Music Director
Tara Simoncic Assistant Conductor
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The Cultural Enrichment Fund is the capital region’s united arts fund. It provides ﬁnancial support to Central Pennsylvania’s art and cultural organizations through an efﬁcient and effective annual fundraising campaign.
Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation
McCormick Family Foundation
John Crain Kunkel Foundation Bill & Marion C. Alexander
G. R. & Grace M. Sponaugle Charitable Foundation
The Board of Directors of the Cultural Enrichment Fund salutes these donors, whose leadership support made the 2009-2010 united campaign for the arts a success!
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair
Nancy Dering Mock
HSO STAFF Stuart Malina Music Director
Director of Operations and Orchestra Personnel
William Lehr, Jr. Col. Walter Tibbetts
Assistant Treasurer James Smeltzer
Symphony Legal Counsel Ronald M. Katzman
Immediate Past Chair
Director of Development
Director of Marketing, PR and Graphic Design
Alice Anne Schwab
Director of Education and Office Manager
Endowment Campaign Manager
William Murray, M.D.
Patron Services Manager
Chair, Harrisburg Symphony Society
Randy Aires Marion C. Alexander Raphael Aronson Kevin Curtis Thomas Davis, M.D. Wayne Dietrich James Grandon Ellen Brody Hughes Ted Kleisner
Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald Phyllis Mooney Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D. Alexander Roca June Shomaker Karen Shughart William Warren Thomas Wright Nancy Zimmerman
Linda Farrell Librarian
Assistant Stage Manager 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17110 Phone: 717.545.5527 HarrisburgSymphony.org The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The official registration and financial information of the Harrisburg Symphony Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
YOUTH SYMPHONY Tara Simoncic
Music Director/Conductor, HSYO
Keith Richardson Manager, HSYO
Conductor, Harrisburg Junior Youth String Orchestra
Orchestral Coach, Junior Youth String Orchestra
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BEHIND THE MUSIC
Pre-Concert Lectures – Why not increase
your knowledge of the evening’s concert repertoire? Special 30-minute Pre-Concert Conversations before all Masterworks performances are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the concert by providing insights into the music and music-makers on the program—bringing you “inside” the music. Our roster of speakers includes a variety of music professionals and experts who will bring different viewpoints and approaches to their conversations about the music. Program notes are provided in this program. Concert-goers can read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they will hear in the concert hall. Check out our website HarrisburgSymphony.org for program notes and audio samples to all HSO Masterworks performances.
Dick Strawser Classically-trained musician, Composer, Writer and Arts Blogger April 16-17 Lecturer
Pre-Concert Lectures are FREE and open to all concert ticket holders.
Saturdays at 7 pm Sundays at 2 pm Masterwork Concert Weekends Section 208 of the Forum Auditorium.
Post-Concert “Talk-Backs” – Stuart
Malina is joined by musicians from the orchestra and other concert participants for an informal, freewheeling Q&A session with the audience, immediately following each Masterworks performance.
Maestro Stuart Malina Music Director Harrisburg Symphony May 14-15 Lecturer
Harrisburg Symphony Society Presents Hidden in Harrisburg this year is our version of an Amazing Race that begins with hors dâ€™oeuvres, beer and wine at The Hilton Harrisburg & Towers and then extends into the streets of Harrisburg as the teams search for answers to clever clues relating to Harrisburg, its history, commerce and culture. After the hunt, everyone returns to The Hilton Harrisburg & Towers for more fun, food, and drink. Emcees will be WHTMâ€™s Valerie Pritchett and Al Gnoza. If you are not a racer and choose to forgo the hunt, you are still welcome! Please join us at 8:30 for the festivities.
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FRIDAY | MAY 13 | 5:30 PM DOWNTOWN HARRISBURG & HARRISBURG HILTON
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Stuart Malina HARRISBURG SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
Maestro Stuart Malina has an ease on the podium, engaging personality, and insightful interpretations that have thrilled audiences from masterworks and grand opera to pops. Now in his 11th season as Music Director and Conductor of the HSO, Stuart Malina has also held appointments at the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (Music Director, 1996-2003), and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (Associate Conductor, 1993-97). Maestro Malina debuted at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, conducting the New York Pops in an allGershwin tribute including Rhapsody in Blue. During the 2009/10 season, he performed with symphony orchestras in Hong Kong, Naples, FL, New Mexico, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Charleston and Greensboro. Maestro Malina has had multiple engagements with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Eastern Music Festival, at which he conducted the world premiere of Billy Joel’s Symphonic Fantasies for Piano and Orchestra. In 2006, he debuted with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and in 2007 with the Naples Philharmonic, and returned for concerts in 2008 and 2009. He has twice led the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra at the Luhrs Center, the second time performing with violinist Joshua Bell and broadcast on Pennsylvania Public Television. He has also appeared with the Chautauqua Institution Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (NY), the Kansas City Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, AIMS Festival Orchestra (Graz, Austria), the North Carolina Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra and the Queens Symphony. In June 2003, Maestro Malina won the prestigious TONY award for orchestration with Billy Joel for the musical Movin’ Out, which Malina helped create with director/choreographer Twyla Tharp. An accomplished concert pianist, Maestro Malina has frequently been engaged for the Market Square Concerts series in Harrisburg, as well as Music for a Great Space in North Carolina. Stuart Malina holds degrees from Harvard University, the Yale School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller. He studied piano 11 with Drora and Baruch Arnon and with Keiko Sato.
Night Fusion Series PRESENTED BY
THE HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & GREENBELT EVENTS
The HSO and the Greenbelt Events are excited to offer our Night Fusion Series that will explode your notion of a “symphony concert.” Come early for an hors d’oeuvre social hour, meet new friends, mingle with musicians, and experience a fusion of classical music in a whole new way.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 @ 7:30
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SWEET PLANTAIN Blending jazz, Latin and classical styles, this virtuoso quartet brings freshness and inventiveness to every note they play.
TIX: $25 (includes hors d’oeuvre social hour @6:30)
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Tara Simoncic HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Tara Simoncic, Assistant Conductor to Maestro Malina and the new Youth Symphony Music Director, joined the HSO in July 2010 from an appointment as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony in Norwalk, Connecticut. While with the NYS, she founded and conducted the Chamber Orchestra and collaborated with the Greenwich Ballet Academy. During her time as Music Director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony, she built the program from four orchestras to six, adding a very successful mid-level orchestral winds training ensemble as well as a top level chamber orchestra. In addition to her NYS position, she was also the Music Director and Conductor for the Histoire Chamber Orchestra, Conductor of the Flexible Orchestra (in NYC), Cover Conductor for the Manhattan School of Music (NYC), and Pre-Concert Lecturer and Assistant Conductor for the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra (Greenwich, CT).
Photo: Mark Pynes, Patriot-New
Originally from Stockton, California, Ms. Simoncic grew up in a musical family. Her father a composer and her mother a flautist, Tara was encouraged to study several instruments, but chose to focus on the trumpet at the age of six. Tara was bitten by the conducting bug while pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of music. There, she founded the Stravinsky Septet, an ensemble which toured New England with a staged production of Stravinskyâ€™s Lâ€™Histoire du Soldat and other works with similar instrumentation that were commissioned by the ensemble. Deciding to further her studies in conducting, she received her Masters of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University. Her conducting training extended to Europe, where she has studied at the Canford Summer School of Music (England) and with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Adygeya Republic National Symphony Orchestra and the Astrakhan Symphony Orchestra (Russian Republic). She studied with Zdenec Macal, David Gilbert, Iloh Yang, Victor Yampolsky, George Manahan, George 13 Hurst and Kirk Trevor.
Harrisburg Symphony Society PATRICIA FERRIS, HARRISBURG SYMPHONY SOCIETY BOARD PRESIDENT
As this symphony season draws to a close, so also does my time as President of the Symphony Society Board. I want to thank all those members of the Board and Society who helped and participated in the organization during the past two years. We have done a lot of fundraising together for the Orchestra, and I certainly appreciate and acknowledge the tremendous number of volunteer hours given by so many. My final project for the HSS is promising to be a very lively event â€“ The Hidden in HarrisburgAmazing Symphony Race. If you havenâ€™t already done so, please sponsor a team or put one together with your friends, family and possibly some new faces to the Symphony. This race through Harrisburg begins at 5:30 on Friday May 13, 2011 at the Hilton on 2nd Street. And now what better way to end than with Mahler in April, Brahms in May with some Broadway POPS in between? Enjoy these last wonderful concerts presented by the HSO. Enjoy the Concert! Patricia Ferris HSS Board President
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Mahler and Brahms. With these two titans of symphonic music we bring our 2010-11 season to a close. Mahler’s Third Symphony in April and Brahms’s First Symphony in May represent two of the greatest achievements in the realm of orchestral music. We hope that you enjoy hearing them as much as Stuart Malina and the musicians of our magnificent orchestra have enjoyed preparing them for performance. We also hope to see you back in your favorite seat in the Forum next season. There’s no substitute for experiencing the great creations of our musical heritage “live” and “in real time.” On April 30-May 1 we look forward to welcoming Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio to the Pops Series. Known as the world’s “longest running Phantom,” Franc will bring a program of hit tunes from a variety of shows, including his signature songs from Phantom of the Opera. While we bring a very successful 2010-11 Pops season to a close, we thank Capital BlueCross for their long-standing, loyal and generous support of the Pops Series. The cover of this month’s program book calls attention to the Symphony Society’s big spring event, the “Hidden in Harrisburg Amazing Symphony Race.” This scavenger hunt will get under way starting at 5:30 on Friday, May 13 at the Harrisburg Hilton. We invite you all to form a team and take part in this fun event. More details are available on the HSO’s website. We extend our thanks and appreciation to Pat Ferris for leading the Symphony Society as President the past two years. She has done a terrific job organizing several significant and labor-intensive fund raising events, all of which help to bring the Harrisburg Symphony to the Forum stage. We have one other end-of-season event to mention: the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra will wind up their season with a free Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 8 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Forum. We congratulate Tara Simoncic for a highly successful first year as music director of this wonderful ensemble. With summer just around the corner, we do want to remind you of the HSO’s traditional 4th of July week concerts. We’ll be performing on successive nights starting June 30 in Lemoyne (Negley Park), Annville (Lebanon Valley College campus), Harrisburg (Metro Bank Park), Carlisle (Dickinson College campus), and McAlisterville (East Juniata High School). If you’re in the neighborhood, we invite you to bring the whole family to these free community concerts.
The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation is proud to support the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra by providing sponsorship for the April 2011 Masterworks Concert Weekend
Music in Real Time
RICHARD & NANCY ZIMMERMAN MASTERWORKS SERIES
MASTERWORKS Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The Forum, Harrisburg
STUART MALINA, Conducting LAYNA CHIANAKAS, Mezzo-Soprano WOMEN OF THE MESSIAH COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Linda Tedford, Conductor SUSQUEHANNA CHILDREN’S CHORALE Judith Shepler, Conductor MAHLER’S MAJESTIC LANDSCAPES
Symphony No. 3 in D minor for Orchestra
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) PART I Kräftig. Entschieden (Powerfully. Decisively.) PART II Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mässig (Very moderately.) Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast (Leisurely. Playfully. Without haste.) “O Mensch!”: Sehr langsam. Misterioso (“O Man!”: Very slowly. Mysteriously.) Mezzo-Soprano “Es sungen drei Engel”: Lustig im Tempo und keck in Ausdruck (“Three Angels Were Singing”: Joyous in tempo and bold in expression.) Choruses and Mezzo-Soprano Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden (Slowly. Peacefully. Sensitively.) . . . . PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION AT TODAY’S PERFORMANCE. . . .
This concert is sponsored by the Glatfelter Family Foundation Guest Artist Accommodations have been underwritten in part by the Harrisburg Hilton As a courtesy to the performers and fellow audience members, please turn off all cell phones and pagers. Photography, video/audio recording, and texting are not permitted at HSO Concerts.
Greek-American mezzo-soprano has been hailed as “the type of singer that makes one remember why to go to the opera.” Her versatility as a singing-actress has aided her in the portrayal of many leading opera roles, including the title role in CARMEN, Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Angelina in LA CENERENTOLA, Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Sesto in GIULIO CESARE, Suzuki in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, the Woman in Poulenc’s LA VOIX HUMAINE, Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, and the title role in LA PÉRICHOLE.
Ms. Chianakas is equally comfortable in the recital forum, in which her experience is extensive. She toured for three years with THE SONGS OF FRANZ SCHUBERT Concert Series, performing more than one hundred recitals, accompanied by world-renowned coach and accompanist John Wustman. She has performed on the mid-day public radio broadcast of the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago; the Krannert Center Sunday Salon Series in Champaign, Illinois; the Listening Hour Recital Series in San Jose, California; and various recital series throughout Germany. She was named Artistic Ambassador of the United States, performing recitals in Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica. Ms. Chianakas was featured in the Carmel Music Society Concert Series in Carmel, California; the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Recital Series; and the Concerts at Holy Cross Series in Belmont, California. Ms. Chianakas gave her New York Recital Debut at Christ and Saint Stephen’s Church, and most recently performed an all-Schubert program as part of the San Francisco Performances Concert Series. As a soloist, she has sung with numerous symphonies and choral societies. The Los Angeles Times praised her “...beautiful tone and control as she graced the stage in a flowing candy-applered dress” after hearing her performance of Maurice Ravel’s SHÉHÉRAZADE with the New West Symphony. Other orchestral appearances have included performances with the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, the Peoria Symphony, the San Jose Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic, Sinfonia da Camera, the Masterworks Chorale, the Choral Society of the Hamptons, the New West Symphony, the Vallejo Symphony, the Diablo Symphony, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Orchestra, and the Augustana Orchestra. Ms. Chianakas sang the world premiere of SAINTS, written for her by Craig Bohmler, with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and also sang the world premiere of WINTER REQUIEM with San Francisco’s Schola Cantorum, in which the mezzo-soprano solos were written for her by Alva Henderson.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Ms. Chianakas moved to Kassel, Germany, where she taught voice and beginning piano with the Musikschule-Ehlen for four years. While in Germany, she attended the Mozarteum Salzburg and studied Lieder with some of the foremost coaches in the world. It was there that she acquired her fluency in German. She then returned to the United States and received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois. Visit her site: www.laynachianakas.com
Messiah College Concert Choir
The is the premier vocal ensemble of the Department of Music. Under the direction of Linda L. Tedford, the fifth conductor in the group’s history, the Concert Choir has enjoyed critical acclaim as a result of their performances and recordings. Student participants are chosen annually through competitive auditions from various academic majors and represent a cross-section of the Messiah College community. The choir has toured extensively in the United States, as well as Ireland, Austria and the Czech Republic. The choir returned to Ireland for its third international tour in May 2010. In addition to touring, the Concert Choir maintains an active recording schedule, producing a new compact disc every year. They have been the featured choir for Kalmus Publications and Mark Foster Publications on their internationally distributed CDs. Performances are characterized by a repertoire that encompasses both sacred and secular works. In addition to campus and community concerts, the Messiah College Concert Choir frequently performs with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra as part of their Masterworks Series.
Linda L. Tedford is Director of Choral Activities at
Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., where she conducts the Messiah College Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s Ensemble and the Messiah College Choral Arts Society. She also teaches conducting and voice. Ms. Tedford is the Founder and Conductor of the Susquehanna Chorale, Resident Ensemble at Messiah College and winner of Chorus America’s prestigious “Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence.” She is responsible for the creation of the Chorale’s Educational Outreach Program which reaches hundreds of local student singers annually. Ms. Tedford holds a Master of Music degree in conducting from Temple University, where she studied with internationally renowned conductor Robert Page. She has also studied with Robert Shaw, Gregg Smith and Dale Warland. As a member of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, she has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of such conductors as Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado. She has served as a member of the Choral/Opera Panel for the PA Council on the Arts and as Repertoire and Standards Committee Chair for Pennsylvania and the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She is an active member of ACDA, Chorus America, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Music Educators National Conference. Ms. Tedford is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and consultant. Choirs under her direction have performed for conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the PA Music Educators Association and have toured throughout Europe and the East Coast of the United States.
Women of the Messiah College Concert Choir Soprano Dawn Michelle Lewis Kit Abbey Elise Manning Alicia Cadmus Amy Melson Bonnie Day Ashley Morgan Holly Diegel Emily Masincup Allison Ernst Chrissie Reep Lindsay Fitzke Erin Smidt Gretchen Garland Shannon Spreen Lesley Hansen Sarah Wingard Krista Heslop Emily Wilson Ellie Keller Chelsea Young
Hannah Zarate Alto Erin Dietrick Sarah Ditzler Helen Furry Bethany Grosso Sarah Hamilton Emily Hlywiak Linnie Hostetler Rachel Jakob
Liesl Keller Abby Madden Jennifer McCarty Kayla Mini Katie Parson Chelsea Rosenberger Amanda Russell Diana Swartz Anita Troppman Jess Turnbaugh
Susquehanna Children’s Chorale
The was formed in 1992, under the direction of Judith Shepler, who also directs the Preparatory choir, formed in 2008, for students in the third grade. The goal of the Susquehanna Youth, Young Women’s and Children’s Chorales is to promote the choral art and ensure its future through educational outreach. Each of the choirs provides opportunities for talented singers to gain musical skills, develop healthy vocal habits, and perform at an exceptionally high artistic level. The Chorale’s programs train and encourage the next generation of choral singers, teachers, conductors, patrons, board and audience members through their participation in our choirs. The program is designed to supplement existing school music programs. Students who participate in these groups are exposed to a wide variety of choral music. The discipline of weekly rehearsals and daily practice results in an artistic and personal experience that only the choral art can provide. Opportunities to work with highly respected composers, clinicians, conductors and symphony orchestras further enrich the students’ musical lives. Through participation in the choirs, the singers have had the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed artists such as the American Boychoir and Alice Parker, as well as locally recognized groups such as the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony. Exposure to the Susquehanna Chorale also provides a model for young singers as they mature and develop skills in their art. A significant number of our students go on to devote their lives to the study, teaching and performing of music.
Judith A. Shepler holds a Bachelor of Music Education
degree from Messiah College. She has pursued additional study at Westminster Choir College as well as with prominent conductors in the field of children’s choral music, including Jean Ashworth Bartle, Betty Bertaux, Joan Gregoryk, Christine Jordanoff, Helen Kemp and Henry Leck. Ms. Shepler has served as guest conductor for the PMEA District 7 Elementary Songfest, the PMEA Northern Elementary Songfest, the Dauphin County Elementary Choral Festival and the Central Dauphin Elementary Festival Chorus. In addition, she has served as a clinician in both the PMEA and the PA-ACDA conferences. Ms. Shepler teaches elementary vocal music in the Central Dauphin School District, where she directs the fourth and fifth-grade choruses. Ms. Shepler directs the adult choir at the Shared Ministry, Harrisburg. She is a charter member of the Susquehanna Chorale and has been a member and featured soloist with the Chamber Singers of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Singers. Ms. Shepler maintains active membership in the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Dauphin County Music Educators Association and the Chorister’s Guild.
Susquehanna Children’s Chorale
Faith Addison William Ayres Zachary Bangert Mariyah Buckner Shannon Burr Petra Castellano Agatha Chmielewski
Carly Civello Marcus Dubreuil Angelique Effinger Bryce Evans Victoria Gaffey Peter Gingrich Alyssa Gosnell
Riley Hunter Kelsey Keen Mallika Kodavatiganti Delaney McLaughlin Maria Neboga Diana Rogers
Emily Shroyer Corianne Silvers Lilly Strader Joselyn Terry Syrena Torres Téa Zumbo
by DR. RICHARD E.
Masterworks: April 16-17, 2011
Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1896) Gustav Mahler
Born July 7, 1860 in Kalist, Bohemia Died May 18, 1911 in Vienna On March 29, 1891, at the age of 30, Gustav Mahler arrived in Hamburg to become chief conductor of that city’s opera, a post he had earned by rising through a series of successively more important appointments in Cassel, Prague, Leipzig and Budapest which showed him to be one of the greatest interpretative musicians of his time. Despite his brilliance on the podium, then matched only by Bülow, Toscanini, Nikisch, Strauss and Weingartner, Mahler’s deepest ambition was to compose, to embody in tone the complexity, profundity and humanity of the world around him. Indeed, composition was for him an almost insatiable need. “I don’t choose what to compose,” he maintained. “It chooses me.” The enormous pressure of his conducting and administrative duties (he sometimes led six performances a week!) prevented Mahler from composing during the winter, so that activity was relegated to the summer months, when the opera houses were closed. June, July and August were therefore not a time of relaxation for him but rather one of intense, often exhausting, creative work, a need he could not meet with just the traditional Kapellmeister genres of song and piano pieces and chamber scores, but one that could only be satisfied by the grand, public form of the symphony. “If I want to go down into posterity,” he confided to the critic Max Graf, “I have to write large works during my short holiday.��� Mahler’s favored place for his summertime retreats from the madding cities was among the hills and lakes of Austria’s Salzkammergut. In 1893, he found a villa in Steinbach on Lake Atter, thirty miles east of Salzburg, whose main attraction 21
was a tiny, isolated cottage on the shore that provided him with the seclusion he demanded when composing, and he engaged the compound for several seasons. (He insisted on absolute quiet when he composed: the local children were bribed by Mahler’s sister and guests with toys and candy to play in silence; singing fieldhands were constantly admonished, and eventually told that the eccentric musician had lost his presence of mind and might be aroused to terrible acts by even the slightest disturbance; overly noisy chickens and livestock were bought and roasted for supper.) Mahler furnished his composing hut sparsely with a table, wooden chairs, a sofa and a piano shipped from Vienna; the infrequent visitors he allowed into this sanctum complained that they were showered with beetles when the door was thrown open. When Mahler took up this daily regimen following his arrival at Steinbach on June 5, 1895, he had already formulated a plan for the successor to the “Resurrection” Symphony, whose partial performance just three months earlier in Berlin under his direction marked the first wide public recognition of his compositional genius. The new work was to be a grand, musical evocation of the forces and creations of Nature with, he wrote to his friend Friedrich Löhr, “the emphasis on my personal life (in the form of ‘what things tell me.’)” At the beginning of the summer, the piece was called “The Happy Life, a Midsummer Night’s Dream (not after Shakespeare)”; by August it had become “The Joyful Science” [after the title of the book by Nietzsche], A Summer Morning’s Dream.” There were originally to be seven movements divided into two parts. The first part, which Mahler called an “introduction” though it eventually grew to a length of forty minutes, was titled “The Awakening of Pan; Summer marches in (procession of Bacchus).” Comprising the second part of the Symphony were a succession of shorter movements: “What the flowers of the meadow tell me”; “What the animals in the forest tell me”; “What the night tells me”; “What the angels tell me”; “What love tells me”; and “Life in Heaven”. Incorporated into this giant musical panorama were settings of poems by Nietzsche and from Des Knaben Wunderhorn for mezzo-soprano soloist and choruses of women and children. Work progressed quickly on the Symphony. By the end of June 1895, Mahler had drafted all of the seven movements except for the first one, and he confided to friends that together they comprised what was “probably the ripest and most individual work I have yet composed.” Composition on the second through seventh movements was largely finished by the time he left Steinbach in August; their orchestration and thoughts about the music that would precede them occupied him during the following winter. Mahler returned to Steinbach in June 1896, impatient to resume work on the Symphony. He had been making notes and sketches for the first movement for 22 several months, but discovered to his horror when he arrived that he had left them in
his office in Hamburg. His friend and correspondent Natalie Bauer-Lechner reported that he was like a caged tiger, growling and pacing, until they were delivered a week later. The first movement grew quickly thereafter. Sometime before it was completed, he told Bauer-Lechner, “It has almost ceased to be music; it is hardly anything but sounds of nature. ‘Summer marches in’ will be the prelude.... Naturally enough, it doesn’t come off without a struggle with the opponent, Winter; but Winter is easily defeated, and Summer, with his strength and superior power, soon gains undisputed mastery.” Mahler also decided during the summer of 1896 to remove the final, vocal movement, “Life in Heaven,” from the Symphony. This lovely music was not wasted, however, since it became the seed from which grew the Fourth Symphony, where it was used as the finale. The Third Symphony was completed in short score on August 6th. Mahler completed the orchestration of the Third Symphony during the winter of 1896-97, but he was unable to arrange for its full performance, so he reluctantly allowed Felix Weingartner to extract the second, third and sixth movements from the complete work and conduct them in Berlin in March 1897. They were received with little enthusiasm. When Mahler finally performed the work complete, however, on June 6, 1902 at the Tonkünstlerfest of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Musikverein in the city of Krefeld, on the west bank of the Rhine north of Cologne, the composer’s sister, Justine, reported that it “made an enormous sensation, especially among the musicians.” Though Mahler was always impatient about the number of performances given to his music, this Symphony was heard and appreciated on numerous occasions during his lifetime. In 1904, after the work was first given in Vienna (Mahler astutely never allowed the world premieres of his music to occur in Vienna while he was director of the Opera there), the composer received a letter from the 30-year-old Arnold Schoenberg, who was still immersed in the hyperromanticism that had yielded Gurrelieder and Pelleas und Melisande. Schoenberg ended the letter with his reaction to the Third Symphony: “I saw your very soul naked, stark naked.... I felt your Symphony. I shared in the battling for illusion; I suffered the pangs of disillusionment; I saw the forces of good and evil wrestling with each other; I saw a man in torment struggling towards inward harmony.... Forgive me, I cannot feel by halves.” * * * Of Mahler’s Third Symphony, Deryck Cooke wrote, “The idea behind the work was a conception of existence in its totality. The vast first movement was to represent the summoning of Nature out of non-existence by the god Pan, symbolized by the emergence of summer out of winter; and after this, the five shorter movements were to represent the ‘stages of being’ (as Mahler expressed it in a letter), from vegetable and animal life, through mankind and the angels, to the love of God.” 23
Cooke called the opening movement (“Pan awakes; Summer marches in”), which solely occupies Part I of the Symphony, “the most original and flabbergasting thing Mahler ever conceived.” Though there are some vestigial connections with traditional formal types, this movement is better understood philosophically, as the musical evocation of powerful forces, than analytically. A long introduction, blown into being by an awesome opening blast from massed horns, is filled with what Mahler called “nature sounds.” There follows the struggle between dark Winter, with its sinister march theme, and life-giving Summer, first portrayed by a dancing strain cheerfully displayed by the winds. Other themes arise on both sides and are drawn into the conflict, but Summer prevails. This is music, in the mold of Beethoven, that is uplifting and fructifying, another evidence of Mahler’s underlying belief in the resiliency of good and its ultimate triumph over evil. “A pessimist does not think and feel like this,” noted Guido Adler. After calling up gargantuan cosmic forces in the opening movement, Mahler turned in the Symphony’s second part to evoking Nature’s (and God’s) bounties, or, more accurately, his musico/emotional responses to them. Mahler called the second movement (“What the flowers of the meadow tell me”) a “minuet,” though it is really more a country dance than a recreation of Mozartian elegance. In its deliberate naïveté, it provides a startling contrast to the overwhelming music that precedes it, a quality Mahler employed throughout his works to heighten their drama and intensify their expression. The third movement (“What the animals in the woods tell me”) is a reworking of a song with a cheeky text from Das Knaben Wunderhorn, Ablösung im Sommer (“Changing of the Summer Guard”), that Mahler composed around 1890. Woven into the movement are episodes for solo posthorn, the traditional instrument used to announce the arrival of the mail coach and therefore associated with distant places and sentimental longing. The passages here entrusted to the posthorn are some of the most nostalgic and sweetly dreamy found in any of Mahler’s symphonies. The last three movements are played without pause. The fourth movement (“What the night tells me”) is a setting for mezzo-soprano of the so-called “Drunken Song” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s novel Also sprach Zarathustra. (Richard Strauss’ tone poem on Zarathustra was completed in the same month as the Third Symphony — August 1896.) “The movement is one of the stillest things in all music,” wrote Deryck Cooke, “with its cry of a night-bird (oboe glissando) and its long-held contralto notes backed by thirds on trombones echoed by piccolos.” The chorus sings in the following movement (“What the angels tell me”) of a heavenly vision whose words Mahler borrowed from the Wunderhorn poems. This 24 wondrous music of bells and brightness is briefly clouded in its central section by
the thoughts of a repentant sinner, sung by the mezzo-soprano. Phrases from this music were recalled in the Fourth Symphony. Mahler called the last movement both “What love tells me” and “What God tells me,” and chose to end the Symphony not with the traditional, fast closing music, but rather with an instrumental Adagio of deep feeling and stirring optimism. “For Mahler, all quick music ... represented the flux of the world and human life,” assessed Burnett James, “while slow music, by contrast, enshrined the permanent, the eternal, the higher force.” Of this great finale, the conductor and Mahler protégé Bruno Walter wrote, “In the last movement, words are stilled —for what language can utter heavenly love more powerfully and forcefully than music itself? The Adagio, with its broad, solemn melodic line, is, as a whole — and despite passages of burning pain — eloquent of comfort and grace. It is a single sound of heartfelt and exalted feelings, in which the whole giant structure finds its culmination.” “What is best in music,” Mahler once said, “is not to be found in the notes.” ©2010 Dr. Richard E. Rodda
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STUART MALINA, Conducting FRANC D’AMBROSIO, Vocalist
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“Be Italian” from Nine
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“Speak Softly Love” from The Godfather
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“Solace” from The Sting
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“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” from Miss Liberty
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STUART MALINA, Conducting FRANC D’AMBROSIO, Vocalist
GEORGE M. COHAN MEDLEY from Little Johnny Jones “Yankee Doodle Boy” “Give My Regards to Broadway” “Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd
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Franc D’Ambrosio is best known as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Performing the role of the masked man close to 3000 times, Franc was awarded the distinction as THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING PHANTOM, an event immortalized in a cemented hand ceremony in California.
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Franc D’Ambrosio was discovered in the chorus of his first Broadway show, and thrust into the spotlight after Paramount Pictures sent five talent scouts on a two year international talent search to find the actor who would play the coveted role of Anthony Corleone, the opera singing son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton, in Francis Ford Coppola’s seven-time Academy Award nominated film GODFATHER III. Cast on Friday in NYC and filming in Rome on Monday, Bronx born D’Ambrosio began a varied and impressive career and has never looked back. Franc’s artistry has led to him boasting a resume consisting of: an Academy Award nominated film, Emmy award nominated television shows, Grammy considerations, and a National Theatre Award nomination for his stage work. Franc’s performance of the Academy Award winning theme song from the Godfather film impressed the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti so much, it led to an invitation for him to study with the living legend at his home in Italy. It was in the Off Broadway production of Valentino that Franc caught the eye of Barry Manilow, who personally selected him to create and star as the male lead “Tony” in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana. The show enjoyed a successful year-long tour and a performance that earned Franc a National Theatre Award nomination for Best Male Performer in a Musical. Quickly recognized for his voice and legato singing, Franc was invited by Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to perform as a Special Musical Guest in the skater’s NBC special “Brian Boitano’s Skating Spectacular”, starring Franc and American Idol runner-up Diana De Garmo followed by Boitano’s next TV special, “The 2005 Tribute to Movies on Ice”, where Franc starred as Special Musical Guest with Michael Bolton and American Idol Kimberly Locke. Franc’s performance of “Music of the Night” from the movie The Phantom of the Opera, skated to by Mr. Boitano, received the evening’s standing ovation. Franc has joined the ranks of acclaimed Phantom alumni, such as Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, as one of only a few performers who have crossed over as solo performers and toured successfully with their own shows. Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway has enjoyed a three year national tour with more then 150 shows to date; including a three week SOLD OUT run at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. Franc has been the #1 touring artist with the Live on Stage touring organization for the past two years. Visit FRANCDAMBROSIO.COM for promo DVD, reviews, and tour information.
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MASTERWORKS Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The Forum, Harrisburg
STUART MALINA, Conducting ODIN RATHNAM, Violin BRAHMS, BRAHMS, & BRAHMS!
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms Allegro non troppo (1833-1897) Adagio Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace ............. INTERMISSION .............
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Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. He has received unanimous praise from critics and audiences for his “captivating temperament,” “brilliant technique” and “recalling the legendary violinists of the past”. A veteran performer at many major European and American festivals including the Algarve International Music Festival in Portugal, Denmark’s Tivoli and Vendsyssel Festivals, Deia International Festival in Mallorca, Aspen and Caramoor, he has also appeared in recital on the Market Square Concerts series, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, where Rathnam first appeared at the age of 15. As a soloist, he has performed with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony, the Columbian National Symphony, the Camden and Hayes Orchestras in England, the York Symphony, the Hershey Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the Harrisburg Symphony, enjoying collaborations with conductors including Stuart Malina, Richard Westerfield, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Anne Harrigan and many others. As a chamber musician, Mr. Rathnam has performed frequently in Harrisburg, Baltimore and New York with Concertante, the internationally acclaimed chamber group he founded in 1995. His 2000 recording of Strauss’s “Metamorphosen” received the highest praise from Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine who wrote “[Concertante’s] performance [of the Strauss Metamorphosen] is white-hot, so intensely felt and so superbly realized technically as to be almost beyond praise; they create their own benchmark in this version.” Odin Rathnam has collaborated as a violinist and violist with leading artists of his generation including: violinists Nikolaj Znaider, Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony and Kurt Nikkanen; pianists Rohan De Silva, Albert Tiu, Robert Koenig and Anton Nel; and cellists Matt Haimowitz, Bion Tsang, Laszlo Fenyo and Daniel Gaisford, The Fry Street, Casals and Ying Quartets and the Rafael Trio.
Mr. Rathnam is extremely committed to the development of young musicians and his numerous students have been accepted at major conservatories throughout the United States and abroad, several going on to win prizes in national and international competitions. He currently serves as a performing faculty member at the Nordic Music Academy in Denmark.
Mr. Rathnam has performed extensively on American and European radio and television, including the major classical stations of New York, Washington and Harrisburg as well as coast to coast broadcasts on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and CBS’s 60 Minutes. Born in 1965 to Danish and Indian parents, Odin Rathnam was raised on the Upper-West Side of Manhattan. He was accepted at the Juilliard School’s pre-college division at the age of 11, continuing his formal education at Mannes College of Music with Sally Thomas and at the Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. He studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and Josef Gingold. He also studied with the Danish violinist Anker Buch.
Mr. Rathnam has recorded for the Helicon, Kleos and ABM labels. He performs on a rare Italian violin crafted by Bartolomeo Calvarola in 1755.
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 (1878) Johannes Brahms
Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna “The healthy and ruddy colors of his skin indicated a love of nature and a habit of being in the open air in all kinds of weather; his thick straight hair of brownish color came nearly down to his shoulders. His clothes and boots were not of exactly the latest pattern, nor did they fit particularly well, but his linen was spotless.... [There was a] kindliness in his eyes ... with now and then a roguish twinkle in them which corresponded to a quality in his nature which would perhaps be best described as good-natured sarcasm.” So wrote Sir George Henschel, the singer and conductor who became the first Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of his friend Johannes Brahms at the time of the composition of his Violin Concerto. Brahms at 45 was coming into the full efflorescence of his talent and fame. The twenty-year gestation of the First Symphony had finally ended in 1876, and the Second Symphony came easily only a year later. He was occupied with many songs and important chamber works during the years of the mid-1870s, and the two greatest of his concertos, the B-flat for piano and the D major for violin, were both conceived in 1878. Both works were ignited by the delicious experience of his first trip to Italy in April of that year, though the Piano Concerto was soon laid aside when the Violin Concerto became his main focus during the following summer. After the Italian trip, he returned to the idyllic Austrian village of Pörtschach (site of the composition of the Second Symphony the previous year), where he composed the Violin Concerto for his old friend and musical ally, Joseph Joachim.
The first movement is constructed on the lines of the Classical concerto form, with an extended orchestral introduction presenting much of the movement’s main thematic material before the entry of the soloist. The last theme, a dramatic strain in stern dotted rhythms, ushers in the soloist, who plays an extended passage as transition to the second exposition of the themes. This initial solo entry is unsettled and anxious in mood and serves to heighten the serene majesty of the main theme when it is sung by the violin upon its reappearance. A melody not heard in the orchestral introduction, limpid and almost a waltz, is given out by the soloist to serve as the second theme. The vigorous dotted-rhythm figure returns to close the exposition, with the development continuing the agitated aura of this closing theme. The recapitulation begins on a heroic wave of sound spread throughout the entire orchestra. After the return of the themes, the bridge to the coda is made by the soloist’s cadenza. With another traversal of the main theme and a series of dignified cadential figures, this grand movement comes to an end. The rapturous second movement is based on a theme that the composer Max Bruch said was derived from a Bohemian folk song. The melody, intoned by the oboe, is initially presented in the colorful sonorities of wind choir without strings. After the violin’s entry, the soloist is seldom confined to the exact notes of the theme, but rather weaves a rich embroidery around their melodic shape. The central section of the movement is cast in darker hues, and employs the full range of the violin in its sweet arpeggios. The opening melody returns in the plangent tones of the oboe accompanied by the widely spaced chords of the violinist. The finale is an invigorating dance whose Gypsy character pays tribute to the two Hungarian-born violinists who played important roles in Brahms’ life: Eduard Reményi, who discovered the talented Brahms playing piano in the bars of Hamburg and first presented him to the European musical community; and Joseph Joachim. The movement is cast in rondo form, with a scintillating tune in double stops as the recurring theme. This movement, the only one in this Concerto given to overtly virtuosic display, forms a memorable capstone to one of the greatest concerted pieces of the 19th century.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1855-1876) — Johannes Brahms Brahms, while not as breathtakingly precocious as Mozart, Mendelssohn or Schubert, got a reasonably early start on his musical career: he had produced several piano works (including two large sonatas) and a goodly number of songs by the age of nineteen. In 1853, when Brahms was only twenty, Robert Schumann 34 wrote an article for the widely distributed Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, his first
contribution to that journal in a decade, hailing Brahms as the savior of German music, the rightful heir to the mantle of Beethoven. Brahms was extremely proud of Schumann’s advocacy and he displayed the journal with great joy to his friends and family when he returned to his humble Hamburg neighborhood after visiting Schumann in Düsseldorf, but there was the other side of Schumann’s assessment as well, that which placed an immense burden on Brahms’ shoulders. Brahms was acutely aware of the deeply rooted traditions of German music extending back not just to Beethoven, but even beyond him to Bach and Schütz and Lassus. His knowledge of Bach was so thorough, for example, that he was asked to join the editorial board of the first complete edition of the works of that Baroque master. He knew that, having been heralded by Schumann, his compositions, especially a symphony, would have to measure up to the standards set by his forebears. At first he doubted that he was even able to write a symphony, feeling that Beethoven had nearly expended all the potential of that form, leaving nothing for future generations. “You have no idea,” Brahms lamented, “how it feels to hear behind you the tramp of a giant like Beethoven.” Encouraged by Schumann to undertake a symphony (“If one only makes the beginning, then the end comes of itself,” he cajoled), Brahms made some attempts in 1854, but he was unsatisfied with the symphonic potential of the sketches and diverted them into the First Piano Concerto and the German Requiem. He began again a year later, perhaps influenced by a performance of Schumann’s Manfred, and set down a first movement, but this music he kept to himself, and even his closest friends knew of no more than the existence of the manuscript. Seven years passed before he sent this movement to Clara, Schumann’s widow, to seek her opinion. With only a few reservations, she was pleased with this C minor sketch, and encouraged Brahms to hurry on and finish the rest so that it could be performed. Brahms, however, was not to be rushed. Eager inquiries from conductors in 1863, 1864 and 1866 went unanswered. It was not until 1870 that he hinted about any progress at all beyond the first movement. The success of the superb Haydn Variations for orchestra of 1873 seemed to convince Brahms that he could complete his initial symphony, and in the summer of 1874 he began two years of labor — revising, correcting, perfecting — before he signed and dated the score of the First Symphony in September 1876. He was at work right up to the premiere, making alterations after each rehearsal. The C minor Symphony met with a good but not overwhelming reception. It was considered by some to be stern and ascetic, lacking in melody (!). One critic suggested posting signs in concert halls warning: “Exit in case of Brahms.” But Brahms’ vision was greater than that of his audiences, and some time was needed by listeners to absorb the manifold beauties of this work. It is a serious and important essay 35
(“Composing a symphony is no laughing matter,” according to Brahms), one that revitalized the symphonic sonata form of Beethoven and combined it with the full contrapuntal resources of Bach, a worthy successor to the traditions Brahms revered. The first movement begins with a slow introduction in 6/8 meter energized by the heart-beats of the timpani supporting the full orchestra. The violins announce the upward-bounding main theme in the faster tempo that launches a magnificent, seamless sonata form. The second movement starts with a placid, melancholy song led by the violins. After a mildly syncopated middle section, the bittersweet melody returns in a splendid scoring for oboe, horn and solo violin. The brief third movement, with its prevailing woodwind colors, is reminiscent of the pastoral serenity of Brahms’ earlier Serenades.
The finale begins with an extended slow introduction based on several pregnant thematic ideas. The first, high in the violins, is a minor-mode transformation of what will become the main theme of the finale, but here broken off by an agitated pizzicato passage. A tense section of rushing scales is halted by a timpani roll leading to the call of the solo horn, a melody originally for Alphorn that Brahms collected while on vacation in Switzerland. The introduction concludes with a noble chorale intoned by trombones and bassoons, the former having been held in reserve throughout the entire Symphony just for this moment. The finale proper begins with a new tempo and one of the most famous themes in the repertory, a stirring hymnlike melody that resembles the finale of Beethoven’s “Choral” Symphony. (When a friend pointed out this affinity to Brahms he shot back, “Any fool can see that!”) The movement progresses in sonata form, but without a development section. The work closes with a majestic coda in the brilliant key of C major featuring the trombone chorale of the introduction in its full splendor. ©2010 Dr. Richard E. Rodda
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Andy Herring Kathy Herring Mary Hines Mylesetta Hoffman Kristy Holmes John Hope Karon Jones Cathy Kehler Angeline Kenney Rachael Ketterer Leanne Kile Mary-Kate Lee Robert Lomicky Annie Lu Ann Malinak Jill Marinaro Ken & Marylou Martz Ida Maxwell Lois McKeon Doris Mercier Jocelyn Miller Tammy Miller Judy Mislitski Arlean Mitchell Eric & Mary Muir Terry Murphy William Murphy Teresa Neubaum Molly Newberry Ile Newkam Adam Pankake Nancy Patrick LoisJean Peters Charles & Sandra Powley Rose Prutzman Ira Rappaport Joshua Rappaport Peter & Nancy Rekus Jackie Richardson Adam Rineer Jim Rineer Helga Rist Rosemarie Ritter
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The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has launched the “Four Score and More” campaign to raise a minimum of $4 million in new endowment funds to sustain the Symphony and its programs. The “Four Score and More” campaign not only recognizes the Symphony’s 80 years of artistry and its impact on our community, but it also will enable us to broaden the Orchestra’s role as a cultural cornerstone for the entire Capital Region. The level of artistry achieved by our Symphony comes with a cost. As an example, expenses related to bringing our highly accomplished musicians to the Forum stage approach $1,200 per player per Masterworks weekend. For our larger programs, we employ as many as 100 professional musicians. That’s a potential cost well in excess of $100,000 for a single weekend! Every year, ticket sales cover only one-third of the Orchestra’s budget. The remainder must come from annual giving, underwriting, sponsorships, government and foundation support, the activities of the Symphony Society, the Cultural Enrichment Fund, planned giving, and income from endowment. Contributions to this campaign will be invested in the endowment for long-term growth, helping to ensure the financial and artistic health of this civic treasure. Each year a percentage is drawn from the endowment to support the Orchestra’s programs, grow educational initiatives, and create new programming. 100% of the funds raised for this campaign are directed to the Symphony’s endowment due to the generous underwriting of campaign costs.
Contact Jocelyn Bowman, Endowment Campaign Manager, at (717) 545-5527 to learn how you can invest in the Symphony’s future.
The “Four Score and More” Campaign is already off to a strong start with almost $2.2 million in gifts and pledges. We have secured over 50% of our $4 million goal! Striving to exceed this goal will help to ensure that the Harrisburg Symphony will continue to be the Capital Region’s cultural jewel!
$10,000 – $14,999
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Zimmerman
Raphael & Dorothea Aronson Bennett & Inez Chotiner Joan & Jerry Croteau Polly & Wayne Dietrich Mr. & Mrs. S. Walter Foulkrod III Jim Grandon & Jean Grandon The Hall Foundation Ronald M. Katzman Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner Mr. & Mrs. Jon F. LaFaver Dee & Joe Lewin Michael J. Merenda William & Susannah Rothman
$250,000 – $499,999 Dr. & Mrs. William M. Murray
$100,000 – $249,999 Randy & Ginny Aires Bill & Beverlee Lehr Elsie W. Swenson Walter & Wendy Tibbetts
$75,000 – $99,999 Jim & Phyllis Mooney
$50,000 – $74,999 Capital BlueCross Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Nicholas & Ellen Hughes Alexander & Claudette Roca June L. Shomaker
$25,000 – $49,999 William & Marion C. Alexander Thomas S. Davis, M.D. Patricia & Rolen Ferris Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Goonrey Dr. Stephen MacDonald & Mary Warner Martin L. & Lucy Miller Murray PNC James & Jill Smeltzer Colonel & Mrs. William V. Solomon The Benjamin Olewine III Family
$5,000 - $9,999 Phillip & Nancy Dering Mock Dr. Kim S. Phipps & D. Kelly Phipps, Esq. Bruce Darkes & Sheryl Simmons Ellen & Bill Warren WHTM-TV Thomas Wright & Pamela Russell
Under $5,000 Karen Diener Best Barbara Bistline Mrs. Buddy Cole Kevin & JoAnn Curtis Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Ray & Mandy Fisher Arley & Shirley Miller Marjorie M. Sherman
$15,000 – $24,999
Dr. & Mrs. Carl A. Hoffman, Jr. Ken & Karen Lehman Dorothy B. & S. Lawrence Koplovitz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James M. Mead Lyle & Karen Shughart Anne J. Yellott The Harrisburg Symphony Association is grateful for the overwhelming generosity of all contributors to the “Four Score and More” campaign (updated as of April 7, 2011).
The Harrisburg Symphony Association expresses sincere appreciation to a group of dedicated donors who have joined together to ensure that the HSO continues to provide the finest orchestral music in Central PA. Box Office receipts cover only about one-third of the HSOâ€™s operating costs. Donor support allows us to attract world-class artists and, at the same time, keep ticket prices accessible to all. It is only with the support of our donors that the HSO can continue. We greatly appreciate all gifts to the Annual Fund. This listing recognizes gifts of $50 or more from individuals to the HSO Annual Fund made between July 1, 2009 - March 30, 2011. We make every effort to be accurate and thorough. Please contact the HSO Development Office at (717) 545-5527 to report errors or omissions. Bold font: current season gift to 2010/11 Fund Italicized Bold: current and prior season gift Regular font: gifts to the 2009/10 Fund
$50,000 & above Harrisburg Symphony Society
$10,000 & above Beverly & Bruce Conner Mrs. Gerald Hall Mr. Robert Hall Bill & Beverlee Lehr Dr. & Mrs. William M. Murray Elsie W. Swenson LeRoy & Mary Zimmerman Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Zimmerman
Maestro Circle Platinum $5,000 & above Randy & Ginny Aires Wayne & Mary Dietrich Lois Lehrman Grass
Margaret B. Masters Mr. & Mrs. James M. Mead Walter & Wendy Tibbetts
Annual Fund Contributors Maestro Circle Gold
$2,500-$4,999 Marion C. & William Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Dennis P. Brenckle Thomas S. Davis, M.D. Patricia & Rolen Ferris John & Ginny Hall Drs. Madlyn & Michael Hanes
Mrs. E. Louise Hepschmidt Nicholas & Ellen Hughes Mrs. Marilynn R. Kanenson
Ronald M. Katzman, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Kleisner Dee & Joe Lewin Dr. Stephen MacDonald & Mary Warner Frank M. Masters, Jr. & Elizabeth S. Gault Michael J. Merenda James & Karen Miles
Phillip & Nancy Dering Mock Jim & Phyllis Mooney Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Pheasant
Messiah President Kim & D. Kelly Phipps Jan & Bill Reinhardt Alexander & Claudette Roca June L. Shomaker Lyle & Karen Shughart Hilary & Jerry Simpson
Katherine & J. Frederic Cox II
Leesa Crnogorac Joan & Jerry Croteau Bruce Darkes & Sheryl Simmons Dorothy S. Disney in memory of David B. Disney Elaine Dye Ed & Carol Engerer Ray & Mandy Fisher Joan & Bill Flannery
Judy Forshee, in memory of Thelma Pearlstone Donald S. Gingrich Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Goonrey Norma Gotwalt
Frieda & Ray Gover
James & Jean Grandon
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Hatfield Derek & Margaret Hathaway Howard E. Heckler Lena & Clarence Heimbaugh David R. Hoffman & Charles R. Peguese
Julia Groh Johns Rose M. Kessler Col. & Mrs. John P. Kiley, USMC (Ret)
Mr. & Mrs. Jon F. LaFaver Ken & Karen Lehman
James & Jill Smeltzer Dr. & Mrs. Melvin Strockbine Thomas Wright & Pamela Russell Ellen & Bill Warren Jeff & Susan Woodruff
Anita & Michael Malina
Maestro Circle Silver
Fund # 2 of TFEC Dr. Robert C. & Mrs. Darlene K. Morris Larry & Sandy Pike
$1,000-$2,499 Anonymous (2) Eleanor M. Allen
Barbara M. Arnold
Karen Diener Best Barbara Bistline Jane M. Brown & Albert Schmidt Deanne & Ernest Burch, Jr.
Elsie L. Burch Lenore S. Caldwell
Dr. & Mrs. Bennett Chotiner Rodger & Karen Clark
Joel & Nancy Corwin Malina Stuart & Marty Malina Arley & Shirley Miller
Nevin J. Mindlin & Jean H. Cutler John A. & Mary Anne Morefield -
Mr. & Mrs. N. David Rahal Bill & Sue Rothman Lee & Elaine Schiller Marjorie M. Sherman Ron & Maryann Skubecz Bill & Pat Solomon Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan B. Tocks Kathy Widmer & Pete Ressler Nan & John Wisotzkey Anne J. Yellott
Concertmaster Circle Platinum $750-$999 Pete & Carole DeSoto Robert E. Feir
Michael J. Breslin Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Brockman David Rees & Ellen C. Brown Beth & Truman Bullard
Robert & Sharon Herr
Sally A. Lied
Shirley Burns Mr. & Mrs. B. T. Burson, III Judge & Mrs. William W. Caldwell
Martin L. & Lucy Miller Murray
Drs. Thomas P. Carey & Janet M. Sloand
Kenneth Royer Joan & Clifford Wengert
Concertmaster Circle Gold
$500-$749 Dr. Raphael & Dorothea Aronson Auchincloss Family Fund of TFEC Pam & Dave Barrows Margaret M. Becht
Dr. Edward & Mrs. Esther Beck Roz & Mick Borger Mr. & Mrs. Melvin J. Brownold Ruth D. Dunnewold & David A. Salapa Allen & Jean Fasnacht Larry & Lane Freedman Bob & Lisa Gothier, Sr.
Douglas & Joyce Hoskins Dean & Beth Jury Evelyn Gray Knipple Susan & Ron Lench
Roger & Diann Levin Bill & Pam Lord Jay Maisel Josh Millman & Debby Abel Moffitt Heart & Vascular Group
Wayne & Susan Mountz Christine Mummert—The Earl &
Christine Mummert Fund of TFEC
Dr. & Mrs. Brent O’Connell Sondra S. Osler
Brenda & Tony Pascotti Allen Rosen Shalom Staub & Ellen Kramer Pat & Paul Strickler Lincoln & Marilyn Warrell
George & Charlotte Wirt
Concertmaster Circle Silver $250-$499
Dr. & Mrs. Domingo T. Alvear Robert & Sherry Andersen Betty A. Baker Miriam G. Bernstein Ronald & Sandra Bixler Drs. Richard & Danielle Boal
Jay & Carol Carr Ron & Donna Chronister Barbara & Robert Clay John & Beverly Clements Cynthia & Jim Clippinger Mr. & Mrs. James G. Cochran Paul & Alison Coppock Drs. Jane & William Cowden Don & Cheryl Dahlberg Rev. & Mrs. David Dearing Madeleine & Chuck DeHart
Col. & Mrs. Clifton H. Deringer, Jr.
David & Janice Dishong Mr. & Mrs. David Eskin George & Mary Linn Faries Rick & Linda Farrell Rodney & Linda Firestone Peter & Patricia Foltz, Trustees
Ralph & Dorothy Reese Foundation
Jackie & Jess Fosselman Mr. & Mrs. S. Walter Foulkrod III Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Freeman Kathy & John Gabler L. Robert Gerberich Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Goldsmith Robert & Mimi Goodling Dr. & Mrs. Raymond C. Grandon Joy & Bill Grant Reva & Josh Greenberg Dr. Roger & Mrs. Joyce Gustavson Estelle Hartranft Barbara S. Hawley Dent & Lona Hawthorne Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Henning, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Webb S. Hersperger Dr. & Mrs. Frank Herzel
Charles & Patricia Heuser W. Lynn Holmes & Mary Osbakken Michael & Carol Hubler David & Sandra Hukill
Jack & Charlotte Hyams Drs. Anand Jagannath & Wendy Schaenen David & Gillian Jenkins MaryLouise Johnson Robert & Dorothy Kendra
Doris H. Kuder
Stephen Lehnert & Richard Malmsheimer Betsy Leisher-Blecker Warren & Penny Lewis Dr. Linda T. Litton Dr. Barbara & Mr. Ben Lyman
Bob & Pat Markel Dr. & Mrs. Robert McInroy Shirley & John McKee Charles F. & Suzanne F. Merrill Randy Michener Denis J. Milke, MD & Kristen Olewine Milke Gil Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Walter Morris Hal & Phyl Mowery Helen & Don Mowery
William F. Murphey
Harvey & Gladys Nelson Susan & James Overfield
Conrad & Kathryn Pearson Jane Carter Pomerantz Sandra K. Prahl
Ellen & Harold Rabin Dr. & Mrs. William F. Railing Marion & Michael Rayeur Dr. & Mrs. Richard Razzino Dr. & Mrs. Victor Rohrer Alan & Caren Schein Dick, Sue, & Michelle Schulze Andrew & Lynne Shapiro Carol Shetter Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Siegel Mark Silver & Pam Inners Dr. Anita Simon
John & Cindy Sisto Matthew D. Smith & Lisa M. Briner William & Carol Spahr
Alyce & Morton Spector Al Speers Mr. & Mrs. John L. Sproat Dr. & Mrs. Clifford N. Steinig Alicia & Joe Stine TEAM Financial Managers Mr. & Mrs. John S. & Roni Trogner, Jr.
Chuck & Lynn Ulmer Gordon & Barbara Weinberg Marvin & Donna White Jack F. Wierman Joanne B. Winger
Jean & David Winter Dr. & Mrs. Norman M. Woldorf Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Yanofsky Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Young
Mrs. John B. Zerbe
Mr. & Mrs. Christ Zervanos
Anonymous (9) Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Aberman Dr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Abt Dr. J. L. Ackerman Robert & Carole Ackerman Ward & Ruby Adams Carol & Alan Adelman George & Betsy Allan Sheila & Larry Altaker Colonel & Mrs. Anthony Ambrose Craig, Patricia, & Davin Anderson Edna S. Andrews Margery D. Andrews Karen M. Appel Madge & Gene Appleby Dave & Linda Armitage Karen J. Arnold Robert & Chantal Atnip Joan Aufiero Eleanor C. Bailey Bob & Mary Baker John H. Barnes Carol Bashore & Richard Mitchell Priscilla & Larry Bashore Kersti & Floyd Baturin Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Baum Merlin C. Beachell Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Beatty Joan & Dan Bechtel Joyce & George Becker Jane E. Bennett Rick & Barbara Bentz Roberta Berdofe Gordon & Martha Bergsten Ben & Phoebe Berner Neil & Renee Singer Bernstein Dr. Paul & Nan Biebel Daniel & Karin Bisbee Katherine Bishop Dr. Ross & Judy Olian Blust W. Franklin Bohn Robert & Marjorie Bonner Doris L. Boswell Russell & Joan Bower Rosalie & Ken Bowers Robert H. Bowersox C. Grainger & Sandra L. H. Bowman Mary M. Braxton Ron & Carol Brennan Dr. & Mrs. Louis Brenner Laurence & Patricia Brodisch Joyce A. Brown James & Barbara Bullock
Barbara & Dennis Byrne Patricia N. Calley Patricia Carey & Robert Schmidlein Martin & Alice Carlson Ron & Marge Carlson Jan & Kent Carter John & Mary Jane Cassatt Sara Jane Cate Roger & Anne Chappelka Jim Chon <Seung Ho> Judith L. Chronister & Thomas L. Lupkie Grace Ann Chuhinka Charles & Nancy Cladel Gerald & Ann Cole JoAnn & Kevin Collins Mr. & Mrs. Ronald H. Conard James L. Cowden Bert & Louise Craft Robert C. Craumer Patricia Ann Crawford Christine Myers Crist Mr. & Mrs. Kevin C. Curtis Barbara & Harvey Danowitz Dennis & Lila Darling Jonelle Prether Darr Robert & Mary Daub Anne S. Davis Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Jethro J. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Debski David & Cathy Deitz Mr. & Mrs. Nick Dellâ€™Aquila Raymond & Laura Delo Danielle Dersin Roberta & Jim DeWire James Stuart Dickson Bonnie & Steven Diak Rusty Diamond & Gary Smith Ralph & Judy Dillen Shirley Disend Eric Donley Richard & Kay Dowhower Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Duke Sue & Arthur Dym Jane Ebersole Guy & Barbara Edmiston Marian Eichinger Joan A. Evans Joe & Deb Facini Arthur & Dolores Farr Fathom Studio Ann Sherman Feierman Lawrence Feinberg Mr. & Mrs. Leon J. Feinerman Cay Pickard Ferrey Bold font: current season gift -- 2010/11 Fund Italicized Bold: current and prior season gift Regular font: gifts to the 2009/10 Fund
Marsha G. Fisher Drs. John & Pam Foster Arlene & Charles Fradkin Selwyn & Joan Friedlander Sandra Friedman Philip Friedrich & Jane Wilburne Roy D. Frysinger Susan H. Fulginiti Robert S. Fuller E. Margaret Gabel Frank J. Gallia M.D. Martin & Amy Gangl Susan & Gerald Garber Maryann Gashi-Butler Mr. & Mrs. Rudolf Gassner James & Kathy Gates Teresa Gavin Mr. & Mrs Russell L. Gehman James & Susan George Jimmie & Rosalie George Nancy J. George Judith Gibble-Kipp JoAnn & Steve Ginter Richard & Katherine Gipple Richard T. Glaviano Mark & Susan Glessner David & Suzie Gloeckler Marlyn & Jean Gohn Fred & Diane Goltz Jeanne B. Goodwin Sheldon & Florence Grasley Pat & Henry Greenawald Lea Greenwood Lillian Grieco Jack & Jennifer Grim Peggy A. Grove, Rosewein Realty Inc, President Carlene S. Hack Rev. & Mrs. Walter L. Hafer Eleanor & Thomas Hamm Hilary & Stan Harris Larry & Elizabeth Hartman Mr. & Mrs. Todd J. Hartman Pat Hartranft Nancy Bowman Hatz Dan & Cheryl Hayward Martha D. Hempt Leah & Homer Henschen Doris D. Herre Shirley E. Hertz Dr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Hess G. June Hoch Joel & Luanne Hoffman Ann Holler Dr. Jeffrey Holtzman Mr. & Mrs. Charles Honeywell Howard & Elinor Hueston
Carlton & Shirley Hughes Betty Hungerford Ellen Hunt Franklin & Doris Hurley Harold & Ileane Hurwitz Stephen & Suzan Hynes Capt. & Mrs. John A. Jaminet Dr. & Mrs. William B. Jeffries Bradish & Pamela Johnson Jim Johnson Rev. Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Thomas Johnston Carol Jones Dr. James & Sandra Jones William & Dora K. Kanarr Fund of TFEC Marilyn Derr Kauffman Joan Kazlauskas Pearl H. Kent Marian King Col. & Mrs. A. R. Kitts Thomas & Nancy Kitzmiller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kleiman Nancy & Art Klein Joe & Sally Klein Raymond S. Klein Jane W. Kohn Bob Kostosky & Julie Ziegler Leah Kuhns John & Connie Kuntz Edie Kushner Kathleen Lamay Mary L. Landis Pat & Barb Lantz Mr. & Mrs. William S. Law Jane & Joe Lawrence Hannah Leavitt & Jack Krill David & Gwen Lehman M. Kent & Kay Packer Leid Jack & Shirley Leisure Bud & Nancy Lemons Urs & Paula Leuenberger Marie & Fred LeVan Doris & Robert Lipman Fangqiu Liu Nancy & Brian Lockman John & Barbara Long Elma Longnaker Rev. Richard & Marsha Lorenz Cheryl & George Love Lois & Don Lowry Jim & Diane Luberecki Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. Lunin Steve & Cindy Lyman Margaret L. Maas Betty K. MacLaughlin Stephen W. Magyar Louis A. & Janet A. Marchioni Enrique Martinez-Vidal
Jane & Ron Massott Mike & Kay McClurkin Nelson & Shirley McCormick Jane & Robert McCutcheon Harold A. B. McInnes Mark & Jane Mendlow Ila P. Merriam Debra Milakovic Janet C. Miller Michael & Maronetta Miller Gretchen & Richard Miller Richard S. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Moffett Jack & Judy Morton Doris A. Mowrey Steven & Glenda Murphy Charles Murray & Robert Richardson Jo Ann Musselman Alvin M. Myers Dave & Gerry Myers James & Colleen Nace Helen & Spencer Nauman Chuck & Joletta Nebel Norma & Dean Newhouse Dona & Sam Newman Roy & Grace Newsome John Ninosky Dr. Sandra M. Novotni Herb & Donna Nurick Mr. & Mrs. Louis O’Brien Carole & Bill O’Donnell Jerry & Judy Oppenheim Joseph Ortyl John & Mary Ellen Osuch Ted & Stephanie Otto Sallie & Shel Parker Alfred & June Pecukonis Dr. & Mrs. David Peisner Bob & Jackie Pendrak Yolanda Perez-Rivera Jean Plawsky Dr. Louis D. Poloni Ron & Tracey Pontius Jessie & Wendell Poppy Robert C. Power Mr. & Mrs. Robert Priar Juliana M. Puliti Patricia A. Pursell Tom & Kay Rachford Clara & William Rader Bob Rains & Andrea Jacobsen Ira & Joshua Rappaport Mary Louise Rauch Ted & Lori Reese Lou & Elaine Reis Bob & Marianne Rempe Nicholas D. Ressetar
Herbert & Anne Reynolds Henry & Charley Ann Rhoads Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Rice Mr. & Mrs. Rowland C. Richardson Eric & Christine Riley Wm Dan Roberts & Joyce Raymond & Jeannette Rodgers John & Joanna Roe John & Susan Rogers Mr. & Mrs. James A. Rothermel Bill & Xenia Royer Bernard & Kathleen Ryan Susan E. Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. Santangelo Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Savastio Glenn & Ruby Schaeffer Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Schaffer Alex & Joyce Schamroth Marie & Carl Schleicher Alice Anne Schwab & Bob Garrett Phyllis V. Schweizer Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sconing George D. Shaak Michael & Nicole Sheedy Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Sherbocker Constance D. Shover Ken & Linda Shutts Dr. & Mrs. Roger Sider Deborah Sims Phyllis & Stan Singer Edward & Donna Slaby Wes & Doris Smedley Jessie L. Smith & D. George Parr Marilyn L. Smith Rev. Dr. Marlin & Brenda Snider Curtis Sober & Gail Perez Dr. Herbert I. & Carol R. Soller Lee M. Spitalny Donna J. Spradley Harriet Steele Russell & Joann Steiner Kerwin & Kay Stetler Gloria Stewart Dr. & Mrs. Richard P. Stewart Elizabeth F. Stoner The Stoner Family Jack & Nancy Struck Susan J. Stuckey Richard R. & Marianne T. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Lee C. Swartz John L. & Carol Taylor Rev. Martin & Connie Trostle Dan & Gail Tunnell Dr. Robert & Carole Unger Sue & Eric Unger Col.(R) & Mrs. H. L. Van Brederode Jon & Ofelia Vanden Bosch
Leah van Olden Bob & Donna Wagoner Arland & Dâ€™arcy Wagonhurst Dan & Kathy Walchak Marian M. Warden Gregg & Rita Warner Doug & Lisa Waters Lisa H. Welty Mr. & Dr. Jon Whittle George & Connie Williams Elizabeth W. Winters Melvin H. & Joan S. Wolf James & Mary Wolpert Judy & Alan Wood Joseph J. Wuenstel Mildred Yezdimir Richard & Sally Zaino Robert R. Zeigler R.A. Dean & Linda Zirkle
Anonymous (12) Joe & Stephanie Acri George & Phyllis Allis Nancy Ammons Fred & Helen Atwood The Barno Family Rev. George & Mrs. Suella Barto Annetta Bean Joseph & Patti Bednarik Sandra Bell Betty, Donna, Jean, & Betty Barbara & James Bistline Jean M. Bittle Mr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Booz Mary Anna Borke Duane & Karen Botterbusch Fred & Susan Bottini Ferne S. Bowman Dr. & Mrs. William J. Boyd Jim & Joan Boytim Dick & Elizabeth Breach Mr. & Mrs. Edward Brezina Marcia Brown Gladys Burns Jack & Shirley Bush Mrs. Joseph H. Caplan Marilyn L. Carter Sally Chant Dr. & Mrs. Keith Cheng Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cohen George S. Connolly Dave & Sallie Cross Robert & Linda Crosson Pat & Terry Dagen Mr. & Mrs. Dan Davis
Wesley C. & Barbara S. Dawson Michelina Daylor Rodney & Mary Ann DeHaas Jim & Mary Dodrill Richard & Nancy Ebeling Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Eckert Joyce & Mark Engerer Mrs. Richard Englehart Irvin W. Eshenour Bob & Arlene Farver Jim & Leona Fickel Robert & Nancy Fierer Libby Fleischer Ms. Henny Freedman Estelle C. Fried William & Melissa Gallagher Edwin M. Garver Gates, Halbruner, Hatch & Guise, P.C. Jean B. George Gail M. Getz Patti & Tel Gilroy Michael & Nancy Gotwalt Louise & Fred Goudy Kathy & Paul Gouldy L. R. Granitz Arletta & C. Richard Gregg Diane B. Griffiths Peggy & Bob Grimm Francis & Joan Haas Barry & Mary Hannigan Linda & Skip Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Ward D. Hargis Greg & Lois Harris Thomas R. & Mary T. Helm Donna & Wilmer Henninger Lewis & Linda Herman Clarence & Marianne Hodges Mr. & Mrs. B. Michael Hollick Stewart & Mary Jean Holmes Christy Nye Hoover Drs. William & Patricia Horton Steve & Patsy Horvath Linda Mohler Humes Norma Jablon Mr. & Mrs. George L. Jackson Jacqueline B. Jackson PhD., in memory of Lori Brown Elery Alfreda A. Johnson Joanne M. Kambic Dr. & Mrs. James Keiter Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Keller Ernest Kepner John & Slava Kerry Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Klinefelter III Bold font: current season gift -- 2010/11 Fund Italicized Bold: current and prior season gift Regular font: gifts to the 2009/10 Fund
Alice Knutsen Mr. & Mrs. John Kolakowski Joyce Kostin Melvin & Roberta Krieger Margie & Ron Kutz Lewis & Bonnie Lerner Dr. Ruth Leventhal Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lichliter Susan & Bill Lindeman Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Linder Betty Lee Little Esther L. Long Geir Magnusson, S. Choir Elizabeth Masland Annette Mathes Paul & Carol McAnulty Dawn Ann McCollum Phyllis M. McKitrick Bishop & Mrs. Charlie McNutt Joe Meisinger Alice I. Meyers David & Margaret Messner Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Minnich Louise K. Mohler Naomi S. Moses Kate Nadler Barbara J. Nagle Lt. Col. (Ret.) Phyllis J. Nagle Art & Cladia Nelson Katharine F. Nelson Donald & Nancy Oâ€™Hara Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Olejniczak Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Parnes Helen Parshall PhD. & Frank Parshall Babs & Jack Phillips Marie & Louis Pinto Rev. Donald E. Potter Elizabeth L. Powers Frances Quarles Dorothee M. Rabold Julia Reese Craig & Theresa Reiter Mr. & Mrs. David J. Remmel Rev. & Mrs. Daniel D. Ressetar Mr. & Mrs. James Richardson Helga E. Rist Virginia Reynolds Rogers Cynthia & Walter Rospendowski James H. & Kate A. Ross Rosette & Steven Roth Rose Marie Salter Donna E. Saxon Ada Mae Saxton Gary & Susan Sayers Pat & Chuck Schaal Mr. & Mrs. John W. Schelhas
Phyllis Schell Cory Schneider Suzan Seitz Charles & Jane Seller Patricia Sells Toni A. Semanko Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Shank Lucille M. Shank Wendell Shelley, Jr. Melvin P. Shenk Rod & Crystal Shields Janet L. Sibbersen Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Sinoway Douglas & Audrey Sizelove Diana Slotznick Mr. & Mrs. Ray H. Smallen A. Lucille Snowden
Sophia St. John-Brainerd Terrance Stanton Tom & Susan Stewart Karin Stork-Whitson Bob & Cynthia Sussman Frank & Joan Swetz Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Thomas, Jr. Dr. Michael Tickner & Ms. Betty Simmonds Nancy Travitz Mr. & Mrs. Donald Uhazie Pat Vance Mr. andMrs. William Veith Pamela Walters in memory of Lydia Sterste Carole & Nathan Ward Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Washington, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John Welch
George & Barbara Weimer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weiss Sam & Susan Wilder Mr. & Mrs. Allan R. Williams Arlene B. Williams Penny Williams Linda Wilson-Kelly Walter & Donna Winch Jeff & Jean Wolfe Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Woodring Bob & Janet Wrightstone Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Wrightstone Jody Yoffe Charles & Ann Young Jacqueline M. Young Charles & Margaret Zeiders
HSO ANNUAL FUND, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Secure Online Gifts can be made at HarrisburgSymphony.org
Support your Symphony – WE NEED YOU! Donors to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra play a crucial role in sustaining the Symphony’s tradition of artistic excellence. Ticket revenue alone does not cover the cost of presenting symphonic programs of the highest caliber. nor does it pay for numerous education programs and community engagement efforts. Corporate, Business, Foundation, & Government – 20% Special Events & others – 15%
Annual Fund – 23%
Ticket Sales – 33%
Endowment – 9%
Annual Fund gifts help the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra serve our whole community through music that educates, entertains and enriches the human spirit. Your gift today will have immediate impact - we need you - to support our orchestral and numerous educational and outreach programs. Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund Campaign this year. There are many ways to give: Donate Online at HarrisburgSymphony.org
Call 717-545-5527 to make a credit card donation over the phone
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For more information on making an Annual Fund donation, please contact: Sherry A. Andersen, Development Assistant at 717.545.5527 or Sherry@HarrisburgSymphony.org The HSO is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID #23-1355180. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please note that the HSO fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Stuart Malina, Music Director Helen F. Whitaker Chair* Tara Simoncic, Assistant Conductor VIOLIN I Odin Rathnam, Concertmaster Frank M. Masters, Jr. Chair in Memory of Frank M. and Margaret Wilson Masters* Francisco Salazar, Associate Concertmaster Charles A. and Elizabeth Guy Holmes Foundation Chair Carl Iba, Assistant Concertmaster Bill and Beverlee Lehr Chair* Angie Cheng Connie Trach Evelyn Estava Yuko Naito Shelby Harris Nicole León Nancy Jan Everhard Paredes Masha Lankovsky Djeina Haruta VIOLIN II Nicole Diaz, Principal Randy and Ginny Aires Chair* Minyoung Baik, Assistant Principal Jennifer Kim Chaerim Smith Clifford Bernzweig Rachel Schenker Rachael Stockton Lisa Welty Funda Cizmecioglu Susan Aquila Sarah Zun Derek Smith VIOLA Julius Wirth, Principal Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Chair* Adriana Linares, Assistant Principal Marjorie Goldberg Barbara Downs Ya-Chin Pan Alice Bish Jason Diggs Hanna Khoury Arman Alpyspaev
CELLO Fiona Thompson, Principal Dr. and Mrs. William Kanenson Chair* Igor Zubkovsky, Assistant Principal
Masterworks 6 Musicians Daniel Pereira Jonathan Fink Erik Jacobson Jennifer DeVore Elyssa Gilmar Sheldon Lentz David Gotay Floreta Shapiro BASS Duane Botterbusch, Principal Highmark Blue Shield Chair Paul Klinefelter, Assistant Principal Charles Breaux Christopher Finet Gabriel Katz Jeffrey Koczela Joseph Farley FLUTE John Romeri, Principal Endowed in perpetuity In memory of David A. Elias, Jr. and Marie Graupner Elias* Mary Hannigan PICCOLO Karen Botterbusch Kimberly O’Hare OBOE Alicia Chapman, Principal The Hershey Company Chair* Thomas Rowe Setsuko Otake ENGLISH HORN Elizabeth Spector CLARINET Michael Rusinek, Principal Dr. & Mrs. William M. Murray Chair* Linda Farrell Eb CLARINET Kelly Coyle Erin Svoboda BASS CLARINET Benjamin Baron BASSOON Gail Ober, Principal The Kline Foundation Chair Erich Heckscher Wenmin Zhang CONTRABASSOON Richard Spittel
HORN Sara Cyrus, Principal Metro Bank Chair Leise Ballou Eric Reed Bill Hughes David Byrd-Marrow Geoffrey Pilkington Kenneth Bell Eva Conti Patrick Pridemore TRUMPET Phil Snedecor, Principal Capital BlueCross Chair honoring James Mead* Scott Sabo Timothy White Wiff Rudd TROMBONE Brent Phillips, Principal Timothy Soberick Jonathan Whitaker Phil McClelland TUBA Eric Henry , Principal Harrisburg Symphony Society Chair TIMPANI Matthew Beaumont, Principal Elsie W. Swenson Chair* James Jacobson PERCUSSION Chris Rose, Principal Jerry and Hilary Simpson Family Chair in Memory of Rodney J. Sawatsky* Adrian Stefanescu Barry Dove Gerald Novak Michael Culligan HARP Rebecca Kaufman, Principal Elizabeth J. Dunlap Chair* Jane Brye Thank you to the sponsors of the following chairs that is not included in this program: KEYBOARD Ronald & Marjorie Katzman Chair*
*Endowed in Perpetuity
THE HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
wishes to thank the following corporations and foundations who have supported us during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 concert seasons. abc27/WHTM AEGIS Security Insurance Company Bieber Transportation Group Bobby Rahal Automotive Group Capital BlueCross Carlisle Digestive Disease Associates, Ltd. The Carlisle Sentinel Carlisle Summerfair Committee Carlisle SynTec Changes Salon and Day Spa Cultural Enrichment Fund Cumberland Design & Building Company, Inc. Cumberland Golf Club, Carlisle Dauphin County Commissioners deRamon Plastic Surgery Institute Delta Development Group Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC Enginuity, LLC F&M Trust First National Bank of Mifflintown Fulton Bank The Garden Path Goldberg Katzman, P.C. Graystone Tower Bank GreenWorks Development, LLC Harrisburg Symphony Society Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Hershey Trust Company, Private Wealth Management Group The Heuser Group, Inc. Highmark Blue Shield Hilton Harrisburg & Towers Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. The JDK Group Kiwanis Club of Harrisburg L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln Mercury Land O’Lakes, Inc. Lebanon Valley College Lemoyne Borough M&T Bank McInroy-Sheffer People Trust McKonly & Asbury LLP
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Messiah College Metro Bank Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Novinger’s Inc. Orrstown Bank PA Council on the Arts PA Department of Community & Economic Development PA Housing Finance Agency Patton Picture Company PNC Financial Services Group Post and Schell, P.C. Premier Production Services, Inc. R.S. Mowery & Sons, Inc. Radisson-Penn Harris Saul Ewing LLP Stoken Ophthalmology Storage Depot Strickler Agency Travel Professionals, Inc. URL Financial Group Utz Quality Foods, Inc. White Circle Club, Lodge No. 1 WITF 89.5 FM Foundations: Boyd Foundation Charles A. & Elizabeth Gay Holmes Foundation The Foundation for Enhancing Communities The Getty Foundation The Glatfelter Family Foundation The Hall Foundation Derek C. and Margaret I. Hathaway Family Foundation Lawrence L. & Julia Z. Hoverter Foundation Hunter Myers Redus Foundation Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation The McCormick Family Foundation The Donald and Dorothy Stabler Foundation The Wells Foundation
ABC27-WHTM.................................................... 90 Allenberry Playhouse......................................... 63 American Guild of Organists............................ 70 Amtrak.................................................................. 61 Bath Fitter............................................................. 67 Bethany Village................................................... 67 Bieber Transportation Group............................ 89 Bobby Rahal Automotive Group...................... 72 Carlisle Country Club......................................... 78 Capital BlueCross................................................ 26 Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet................... 62 Changes Salon and Day Spa........................... 87 Comfort Keepers................................................. 82 Concertante.......................................................... 78 Cornwall Manor................................................... 36 Cultural Enrichment Fund......................................6 David A. Smith Printing...................................... 53 Endless Mountain Music Festival....................... 87 Enginuity............................................................... 38 F&M Trust.............................................................. 60 Fashionable Canes and Walking Sticks.......... 69 The Foundation for Enhancing Communities... 61 Gallery Blu........................................................... 65 Gehman & Co...................................................... 71 Glatfelter Family Foundation........................... 16 Goldberg Katzman............................................ 76 Gretna Music....................................................... 84 The Hall Foundation............................................ 30 Hamilton & Musser, P.C...................................... 75 Harrisburg Choral Society................................ 80 Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival........................ 88 The Harrisburg Singers...................................... 75 Heritage Medical Group................................... 58 Highmark Blue Shield......................................... 55 Hilton Harrisburg................................................. 41 Holy Spirit Health Systems...................................3 Homeland Center................................................ 72 James E. Fegley................................................... 75 J.C. Snyder Florist................................................ 64
Juliana’s Italian Restaurant................................ 59 Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP..................... 65 L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln........................................ 54 M&T Bank............................................................. 28 Market Square Concerts................................... 80 Messiah College.................................................. 76 Messiah Village................................................... 68 Milton Hershey School........................................ 63 Moffett Dental Center........................................ 71 Mollie B................................................................. 60 Mountz Jewelers...................................Back Cover NRG Energy Center Harrisburg....................... 76 Open Stage......................................................... 77 Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center................... 56 PennLive.com........................................................ 74 Pennsylvania Regional Ballet............................ 82 Pennsylvania Retina Specialist, PC.................. 68 The Phillips Group............................................... 64 Plastic Surgery Center, Ltd................................ 57 Post & Schell Attorneys at Law........................ 81 Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center........................... 34 Reifsnyder’s.......................................................... 59 Rhoads & Sinon, LLP........................................... 66 Rite Aid................................................................. 59 Roof Advisory Group, Inc.....................................2 Saul Ewing, LLP.................................................... 91 SF & Company.................................................... 87 Shank’s Strings..................................................... 83 Shops of Strawberry Square........................... 70 State Street Academy of Music....................... 73 Strand Capitol..................................................... 85 Susquehanna Chorale........................................ 79 Susquehanna Internal Medicine Associates.... 71 Theatre Harrisburg............................................. 86 Visiting Nurse Association. ...............................64 Wendell L. Funk, MD.......................................... 69 WITF 89.5 FM..................................................... 40
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Messiah College Choral Arts Society Annual Concert
Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds “The President’s Concert”
April 10, 2011 • 4 p.m. Linda L. Tedford, Conductor “Mass in G”— Franz Schubert “Serenade to Music” — Vaughan Williams “Festival Te Deum” — Benjamin Britten Trinity Lutheran Church 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, Pa.
May 1, 2011 • 3 p.m. Bradley Genevro, Conductor Messiah College, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center, Miller Auditorium This is a free concert.
To order tickets, call 717-691-6036.
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Life is more joyful when set to music.
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2010 2011 ConCert SeaSon Susan Solomon Beckley, Artistic Director
BROADWAY DeCember 3, 2010 8:00 PM Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg
April 29, 2011 8:00 PM Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg
DeCember 4, 2010 7:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill
April 30, 2011 7:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill
December 5, 2010 3:00 PM Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
mAy 1, 2011 3:00 PM Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
For tickets and information
Call 233-1005 or visit www.harrisburgsingers.org
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2011 FLYING SOLO FESTIVAL A Singularly Sensational Event! Our 12th annual festival of solo performers June 2 to 25 FOR TICKETS, CALL 717-232-1505 OR VISIT www.openstagehbg.com
2010-11 Season Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC
Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8 pm Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56 Gabriela Lena Frank: Hypnagogia Tchaikovsky: Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 Souvenir de Florence
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Linda L. Tedford, Artistic Director, Founder & Conductor
2010â€“2011 Season Annual Youth Choral Festival Sunday, November 21, 2010, The Forum, Harrisburg, 4:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Friday, December 17, 2010, Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010, Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, 4:00 p.m.
Legends Among Us Saturday, May 21, 2011, The Forum, Harrisburg, 7:00 p.m. Additional performances: The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra La Boheme The Susquehanna Chorale, February 26 & 27, 2011 Symphony #3, Mahler The Susquehanna Childrenâ€™s Chorale April 16 & 17, 2011
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Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Sandra Carlino, Artistic Director Resident Ballet Company, Ned Smith Center for Nature & Arts Amphitheatre
December 4 & 5, 2010
June 11, 2011
featuring the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Orchestra Scottish Rite Theatre Saturday 2:00 & 7:30; Sunday 2:00 PM
Rose Lehrman Arts Center/HACC 4:00 & 7:00 PM
March 19, 2011
Spring Gala Concert
Rose Lehrman Arts Center/HACC 7:30 PM
The Summer Concert
Pre-School through Preprofessional Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Adult Ballet, Daytime Professional Class Year-Round Enrollment Ticket & School Information 717-732-2172 www.prballet.org
Of Faith and Fate Sunday, May 15 3:00 PM Whitaker Center
Be inspired by glorious sound from some of choral music’s greatest composers, performed by the Harrisburg Choral Society, Guest Soloists, and Orchestra.
Johannes Brahms Nänie
Joseph Haydn Missa in Tempore Belli
Zoltán Kodály Missa Brevis
Tickets available at the door, or by phoning
Free Reception following the Concert Dr. Robert Hart Baker, Music Director
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