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Official Program Magazine of the Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana, Suite 102, Houston, Texas 77002 (713) 224-4240 |

July | 2013


10 July 5 14 July 6 16 July 19-20 20 July 27


3 Credits 27 Donors 23 Education and Community Engagement Programs 24 Houston Symphony Endowment 22 Houston Symphony Chorus 4 Letter to Patrons 5 Musician Sponsorship 4 New Century Society 6 Orchestra and Staff 26 Symphony Society

Fleming will join us for the Houston Symphony Centennial 7 The 8 Renee Centennial Opening Night. Find out Season is here! Read “This Month in Symphony History” on page 7 to learn about the first summer season and the Tchaikovsky Festival.

more about this much-anticipated concert on page 8.


36 Backstage Pass 18 Pick 3 Subscription Offer 8 Save the Date! 9 Symphony Special Events 7 This Month in Symphony History love the Symphony Education concerts! But even more, 23 Kids they’re helping them learn. Read page 23.

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Mark C. Hanson Executive Director/CEO Holly Cassard Editor Carl Cunningham Program Annotator Elaine Reeder Mayo Editorial Consultant (713) 523-5323 Janet Meyer Publisher Keith Gumney Art Director Jennifer Greenberg Projects Director Frances Powell Account Executive Tricia Pucciarello Account Executive Carey Clark CC Catalyst Communications Marlene Walker Walker Media LLC The activities and projects of the Houston Symphony are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands is the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony. Digital pre-media services by Vertis APS Houston Contents copyright Š 2013 by the Houston Symphony

LATE SEATING In consideration of audience members, the Houston Symphony makes every effort to begin concerts on time. Ushers will assist with late seating at pre-designated intervals. You may be asked to sit in a location other than your ticketed seat until the end of that portion of the concert. You will be able to move to your ticketed seat at the concert break. CHILDREN AT CONCERTS In consideration of our patrons, we ask that children be 6 years and older to attend Houston Symphony concerts. Children of all ages, including infants, are admitted to Family Concerts. Any child over age 1 must have a ticket for those performances. CAMERAS, RECORDERS, CELL PHONES & PAGERS Cameras and recorders are not permitted in the hall. Patrons may not use any device to record or photograph performances. Please silence cell phones, pagers and alarm watches and refrain from texting during performances. July 2013 

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Robert A. Peiser President

Mark C. Hanson Executive Director/CEO

Our Centennial celebration is officially underway! We had a great kick-off concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre on June 21, our actual 100th birthday. Media partner, ABC 13 KTRK, was a tremendous support—broadcasting the performance live, creating an impactful 30-minute television special about the life of the Houston Symphony and airing many promotional ads for the concert. We were overwhelmed to see an estimated 17,000 Houstonians come out to enjoy the free concert and fireworks! This month, we are back in the air-conditioned comfort of Jones Hall for our Summer in the City concerts. First will be Video Games Live on July 5, where in addition to the film-plus-concert experience, ticket buyers get access to a slew of gaming machines that will be setup throughout the lobby. Next will be The Music of the Rolling Stones followed by two nights of Pixar in Concert featuring the musical scores and exciting film clips from all 13 Pixar films to date. Frankie Valli caps off the summer on July 27 performing his popular hits with the Houston Symphony. July 13 is our inaugural Day of Music, an-all day festival celebrating the musical diversity of Houston. Beginning and ending with Houston Symphony performances, more than 25 other ensembles, including blues, jazz, Celtic, classical guitar, mariachi, percussion, indie rock, baroque, choral and many more, will perform on stages throughout Jones Hall. Food trucks will be set-up across the street at Jones Plaza, and attendees can participate in a harmonica clinic or the Instrument Petting Zoo. Also this month, the orchestra is rehearsing for a one-of-a-kind project that we’ve commissioned for our Centennial. La Triste Historia is a film-plus-concert experience telling a tragic love story during the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s. The avant garde film highlights the Day of the Dead tradition, popular in many Hispanic cultures. Jones Hall will be transformed into the setting of this year’s annual Dia de los Muertos altar exhibit by the Mexican Consulate, a collection of stunning personal displays to passed loved ones. We will welcome back Carlos Miguel Prieto, former associate conductor, to lead the orchestra for the world-premiere weekend on November 1, 2 and 3. Save the date for the annual Theater District Open House on August 25, organized by the Houston Downtown Alliance. We’ll have backstage tours, children’s craft tables, special ticket offers and a free Houston Symphony concert at 4 p.m., led by former Assistant Conductor Brett Mitchell. Be sure to join us throughout the Centennial year for all of our exciting performances. We’re just getting started!

New Century Society for Artistic Excellence and Innovation The New Century Society recognizes the Houston Symphony’s most committed and loyal supporters who have pledged their leadership support over a three-year period to help secure the orchestra’s financial future. For more information or to pledge your support, please contact Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1411 or David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525.

Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Janice H. Barrow Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Kitty King Powell Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mr. Mike Stude Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor

Rochelle & Max Levit Cora Sue & Harry Mach Joella & Steven P. Mach The Methodist Hospital System Nancy & Robert Peiser Laura & Michael Shannon Baker Botts L.L.P. Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn The Joan and Marvin Kaplan Foundation Barbara and Pat McCelvey Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Wells Fargo

Musician Sponsorship orchestra and also learn more about music. Matthew has viewed this relationship as invaluable, “I really enjoy talking with David. We were also able to work together on the Centennial Concerts Committee this year, and I can tell that he sincerely loves the music and is really into what we’re doing.” It’s hard for commitment like this to go unnoticed, and donors have often found fans in the musicians. “It shows me that people in the community believe in what we’re doing. They give their money, but in addition to that, they give their time. This intense, high level of support makes me want to give more,” said Strauss. This connection to the musicians and Matthew Strauss the organization has attracted many patrons to establish a musician sponsor relationship. “My relationship with Matthew has been super and it has made me more excited about the Houston Symphony and appreciative of the great asset we have with them. I would highly recommend others to take advantage of this unique opportunity; it is quite special,” said David. For more information on the program, please contact Alexandra Yates at (713) 337-8536 or photo by Eric Arbiter

photo by Jenny Antill

David Pruner began attending Houston Symphony concerts out of a sheer love of music. From an early age, music filled his household since his mother, who played piano and studied music in college, would perform for her children, “I always remember as a young child her playing various songs classic and contemporary. She always made sure she had sheet music for the latest hits on the radio so we would always sit and hear her play,” said David. It wasn’t long before his attendance at Symphony concerts morphed into a spot on the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees and the Artistic Advisory Committee. It was there that he met percussionist Matthew Strauss, a fellow “Yankee,” with whom David and Alie Pruner he quickly became friends. “It has been great getting to know him. With the busy work life I keep, I like the chances we get to have lunch and just talk music of all kinds and the music industry. He is very knowledgeable and both energetic and passionate about what he does. I find this very contagious when we speak about music and the orchestra.” Soon David and his wife Alie became musician sponsors for Matthew. “I wanted to have that additional connection with the Symphony and better understand what is going on with the

July 2013 

ORCHESTRA AND STAFF Hans Graf, Music Director

Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO

Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair

Michael Krajewski,

Principal Pops Conductor

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director Designate

Robert Franz,

Associate Conductor Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge

FIRST VIOLIN: Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Associate Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Assia Dulgerska, Assistant Concertmaster** Cornelia and Meredith Long Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker Hewlett-Packard Company Chair Alexandra Adkins MiHee Chung Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin

DOUBLE BASS: David Malone, Acting Principal Mark Shapiro, Acting Associate Principal Eric Larson Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray

SECOND VIOLIN: Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal** Sophia Silivos, Acting Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Frusina Ruth Zeger Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly** Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Oleg Chelpanov*

OBOE: Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

VIOLA: Wayne Brooks, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Wei Jiang Linda Goldstein Sheldon Person Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Chair Thomas Molloy Phyllis Herdliska

E-FLAT CLARINET: Christian Schubert

CELLO: Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Anthony Kitai

FLUTE: Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair Judy Dines, Acting Associate Principal Allison Jewett** Gina Hughes* Rebecca Powell Garfield* PICCOLO: Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell Garfield*

TRUMPET: Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Speros P. Martel Chair TROMBONE: Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman BASS TROMBONE: Phillip Freeman TUBA: Dave Kirk, Principal TIMPANI: Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal PERCUSSION: Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss


HARP: Paula Page, Principal

CLARINET: Thomas LeGrand, Acting Principal Christian Schubert, Acting Associate Principal David Pharris* Alexander Potiomkin

KEYBOARD: Scott Holshouser, Principal Neva Watkins West Chair

BASS CLARINET: Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair BASSOON: Rian Craypo, Principal Stewart Orton Chair Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal American General Chair Elise Wagner J. Jeff Robinson** CONTRABASSOON: J. Jeff Robinson** HORN: William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Wade Butin*

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER: Michael Gorman ASSISTANT ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER: Linda Oper LIBRARIAN: Thomas Takaro ASSISTANT LIBRARIANS: Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray STAGE MANAGER: Donald Ray Jackson ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Kelly Morgan STAGE TECHNICIAN: Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant *Contracted Substitute **On Leave

The Houston Symphony’s concert piano is a gift of Mrs. Helen B. Rosenbaum.

Steven Brosvik,

General Manager Roger Daily, Director, Education and Community Engagement Michael Gorman, Orchestra Personnel Manager Kristin L. Johnson, Director, Operations and Production Allison Conlan, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator Donald Ray Jackson, Stage Manager Kelly Morgan, Assistant Stage Manager Linda Oper, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager and Community Connections Coordinator Kathryn Wene, Operations Assistant Meredith Williams, Operations Manager

Michael D. Pawson, Chief Financial Officer Sally Brassow, Controller Philip Gulla, Director, Technology Amed Hamila, Director, Database Support Heather Fails, Manager, Ticketing Database Janis Pease LaRocque, Manager, Patron Database Kay Middleton, Receptionist Maria Ross, Payroll Manager Armin (A.J.) Salge, Network Systems Engineer Chris Westerfelt, Manager, Accounts Payable and Special Projects

Aurelie Desmarais, Senior Director, Artistic Planning Merle N. Bratlie, Director, Artist Services Lesley Sabol, Director, Popular Programming Thomas Takaro, Librarian Sarah Berggren, Chorus Manager Erik Gronfor, Assistant Librarian Michael McMurray, Assistant Librarian Rebecca Zabinski, Artistic Associate

Glenn Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer R. Mire, Senior Director, Communications Melissa H. Lopez, Director of Marketing, Single Tickets and Group Sales Jenny Zuniga, Director, Patron Services Holly Cassard, Senior Manager, Communications Clair Condit, Assistant Manager, Communications Jeff Gilmer, Patron Services Coordinator, Group Sales/ Ticket Inventory Jason Landry, Senior Manager, Patron Services Georgia McBride, Assistant Marketing Manager, Digital Media/Young Audience Engagement Sarah Rendon, Patron Services Representative Valerie Richmond, Marketing Assistant Courtney Ryan, Graphic Designer

David Chambers, Chief Development Officer

Steinway is the official piano of the Houston Symphony. James B. Kozak, Piano Technician. Local assistance is provided by Forshey Piano Co.

Amanda T. Dinitz, Director, Executive Operations Meg Philpot, Director of Human Resources Stacey Spears, Executive Assistant and Board Liaison Steve Wenig, Director, Community Partnerships

Mark Folkes, Director, Individual Giving and Major Gifts Vickie Hamley, Director, Volunteer Services Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, Director, Institutional Giving Darryl de Mello, Annual Fund Manager Noureen Faizullah, Development Operations Manager Irma Molina, Development Assistant, Gifts and Records Nicole Peralta, Associate Director, Events Jennifer M. Schoppe, Development Communications Manager Sarah Slemmons, Patron Donor Relations Manager Lena Streetman, Manager, Prospect Research Alexandra Yates, Development Officer, Individual Giving

This Month in Symphony History

The First Summer Season There aren’t many performing arts organizations that can say they offer performances year round—except for the Houston Symphony. For more than 30 years, the orchestra has been offering a summer concert series in Jones Hall. It all started in July 1981 with the Tchaikovsky Festival, a 10 day lineup of concerts and recitals, a symposium and other events culminating around the famous Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Led by Music Director Sergiu Comissiona, the concerts featured some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous symphonic overtures and fantasies and his entire symphony lineup. Recitals and lunch hour performances featured many local Houston musicians as well as Symphony performers at various locations throughout the city. There were also several historical exhibits about the composer as well as a symposium entitled “Tchaikovsky: Defiled and Revered,” led by some of the nation’s leading musicologists and professional writers. This musical immersion experience set a significant precedent for what was to come in the Symphony’s future.

A Johannes Bach impersonator interacts with Brett Mitchell, former assistant conductor, at a concert during the 2009 Bach vs. Vivaldi Experience.

Though not held exclusively in the summer anymore, there have been several composer-focused festivals since then. Among others, there was a five day Bach and Handel Festival in 1985; the Mostly Mozart Festival occurred in 1987 and 1989; in 2008, there was the day long Beethoven Experience; the two day Bach vs. Vivaldi Experience was in 2009; and in 2012, audiences were treated to two separate month long experiences, RachFest! and the Best of Brahms concert series. Each one featured a variety of concert and chamber performances, discussion panels, historical exhibits and in some cases, even some composer impersonators. Today’s summer season spans both June and July with a variety of free and ticketed performances throughout the city. Jones Hall is the setting for our Summer In The City concerts in July that highlight innovative, multi-media performances that encourage new audiences to experience live music from a full orchestra while featuring familiar entertainment. This year’s series includes Video Games Live, The Music of the Rolling Stones, Pixar in Concert and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In honor of its Centennial, the Symphony will debut its newest festival experience, Day of Music, on Saturday, July 13, celebrating the musical diversity found in Houston. The day will feature two Houston Symphony concerts and more than 25 performances by local ensembles on stages throughout and around Jones Hall. For more information, visit July 2013 


The Centennial Opening Night Gala— An Evening with Renée Fleming & the Houston Symphony

Saturday, September 7, 2013 Jones Hall and The Corinthian Carolyn & Mike Mann, Chairmen Kathy & Paul Mann, Chairmen Opening Night Honorees Janice H. Barrow Mike S. Stude Community Partner Honoree The Houston Texans & Janice and Robert McNair

Mark the Symphony’s 100th year of Opening Nights at a black-tie evening with the incomparable soprano Renée Fleming, conductor Juanjo Mena and the Houston Symphony. Continue the evening at The Corinthian, celebrating the era of La Belle Époque in 1913, when the Houston Symphony was born. Featuring a pre-concert champagne reception, a post-concert seated dinner designed by Jackson and Company, radiant décor by The Events Company and dancing to the music of the Richard Brown Orchestra, this will be a night to remember for the next 100 years! Tickets $5,000 I $2,500 I $1,000 Tables $50,000 I $25,000 I $10,000 I $7,500

The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation/Palmetto Partners Ltd. Margaret Alkek Williams For more information about Centennial Special Events, please contact Nicole Peralta at: (713) 238-1485 or


2013 Children’s Fashion Show and Luncheon In April, our youngest and most stylish fans gathered at River Oaks Country Club for the annual Children’s Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting the Houston Symphony’s education and community engagement programs—Music Matters! More than 250 supporters were entertained by a lively runway show with fashion-forward looks provided by Neiman Marcus. Co-chairs Cat Hennessy, Peggy Hennessy and Megan Hennessy Parker put together a festive and whimsical party with a colorful “Bows and Bowties” theme. Luxury accessories designer Elaine Turner served as this year’s distinguished guest speaker. In addition to the parade of fashions, youngsters enjoyed musical entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston, face painting, balloon art, tambourine-making and the ever popular Instrument Petting Zoo.

Catherine Hennessy, Elaine Turner, Peggy Hennessy, and Megan Hennessy Parker

Julie Roberts and daughter Sue Lyn Roberts

Josephine Van Houtan

Benny Arrington

all photos © Michelle Watson / CatchLightGroup

2013 Maestro’s Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction

Hans & Rita Graf; Tricia & Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Gina & Devinder Bhatia

More than 200 patrons gathered on the stage of Jones Hall for the Maestro’s Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction which marked a poignant ending to Hans Graf’s farewell season. Chaired by Judy and Rodney Margolis and Mary Lynn and Steve Marks, the sold-out multi-course dinner showcased culinary creations by Jackson and Company and wine pairings from Dinner Wine Chairmen Lindy and John Rydman, of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on an extensive collection of fine and vintage wines curated by Wine Auction Chairmen Dr. Tom Nichols and Robert T. Sakowitz. The Houston Symphony thanks everyone who took part in raising more than $400,000 in support of the Ima Hogg Competition and educational and community programs.

Steve & Mary Lynn Marks; Judy & Rodney Margolis

Matthew VanBesien & Rosie Jowitt; Christina & Mark Hanson July 2013 

JULY 5, 2013

Symphony Summer in the City

Video Games Live *Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor | *Laura Intravia, vocalist Houston Symphony Chorus | Charles Hausmann, director Tommy Tallarico, host

Friday, July 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Tonight’s program will be announced from the stage. There will be one intermission. *Houston Symphony debut

Jones Hall



studied privately with television composers Alf Clausen (The Simpsons) and Jay Chattaway (Star Trek). An educator and clinician, Fratianni is co-founder of the Southern California Piano Academy and is publishing a jazz piano curriculum. His educational scores for children and young ensembles (video game music for symphony, choir, wind ensemble) are published by Alfred Music Publishing.

LAURA INTRAVIA, vocalist Laura “Flute Link” Intravia is a performer, composer and arranger. A classically trained musician, she is a graduate of Ithaca College with degrees in composition and vocal performance. A skilled composer for many genres, her strengths lie in vocal and choral composition. She received the 2007 Jack Downey Vocal Composition Prize and placed second in the

EMMANUEL FRATIANNI, conductor Awarded a visiting artist visa by the United States in 2000, Emmanuel Fratianni arrived in Los Angeles to become a sought-after conductor, composer, pianist and music team member in the film, television, music and video game industries. Fratianni has guest conducted and his work has been performed by some of the world’s finest orchestras. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to name a few. He is principal conductor and music director of Video Games Live. His 2008 debut on the Billboard Top 10 with EMI Classics Video Games Live, Vol. 1 soundtrack album (as composer, conductor, orchestrator) cemented his status in the classical/crossover orchestral world. Other awards include Soundtrack of the Year by Play Magazine for the score to Advent Rising, one GANG Award, and seven GANG and NAViGaTR nominations. A member of the Emmy-nominated music team for the CBS drama JAG for five seasons, Fratianni made a home for himself on the major scoring stages with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. Playing piano at age 6, he began his classical music studies at the Montreux Conservatory in his hometown. As a teen, he discovered jazz, and by his late teens, his jazz quartet debuted on the outer stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival. He later composed September Suite, which premiered at the Festival. He explored visual and movement art, pursued post-graduate studies at UCLA and July 2013 11

BIOGRAPHIES | JULY 5 2008 NYTS Composition Competition. As a vocalist, Intravia is experienced in both recital and operatic music. Opera roles include La Princesse in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Una Conversa in Suor Angelica. In addition to concert performances, she has sung professionally in Long Island churches and is in high demand as a cantor, pianist and organist. She has accompanied and led masses in both Spanish and English.

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The flute has always been one of Intravia’s greatest musical passions. Nine months after her famed “Flute Link” act at the Otakon 2008 Masquerade, Tommy Tallarico discovered the YouTube video of her skit and invited her to perform with Video Games Live. She has performed with VGL since 2009. She appeared as a solo flutist on the VGL: Level 2 CD/DVD/Bluray in 2010. She made her video game soundtrack debut in 2011 as a featured flutist in Otomedius Excellent, performing on a track composed by Michiru Yamane. Intravia is active in the New York musical theater community as keyboardist, rehearsal accompanist, musical director and vocal coach. She served as associate music director of the musical Peter & I through The Araca Project in 2011, and arranged instrumental music for Broadhollow Theater’s 2012 production of Nine. Between performances, Intravia is a dedicated teacher of flute, voice and composition, in person and via Skype. She blogs about the application of music theory in video game music.

TOMMY TALLARICO, host | 713.523.5323 12

A video game industry icon, Tommy Tallarico has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing the

game industry from bleeps and bloops to real music. As a television personality, performer and composer, he brings to audiences in-depth knowledge, years of experience and a love of cutting-edge multimedia and video games. Tallarico has written video game music for more than 23 years, won more than 50 industry awards and worked on more than 300 game titles. He currently holds three Guinness World Records, including the title for working on the most commercially released video games. He received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Conference, and he is in the Smithsonian Institute for his contributions to the game industry. He was the first musician to release a video game soundtrack worldwide and one of the first to use live guitar and 3-D audio in a video game. In 2002, Tallarico created the critically acclaimed Video Games Live (, an immersive, audio and video concert experience, now in its 10th year of touring, including more than 275 shows in 30 countries on five continents.

For TV, he hosted, wrote and co-produced Reviews on the Run/Judgment Day and The Electric Playground, which won the 2001 Telly Award for “Best Entertainment Cable Program.� Tommy Tallarico is the founder and CEO of the Game Audio Network Guild, an advisory board member for the Game Developers Conference, a governor for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, a spokesperson for the Entertainment Consumers Association, a member of the International Game Developers Association and a nominating peer panel leader for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. His website,, has received more than 100 million hits by more than five million unique users. July 2013 13

JULY 6, 2013

Symphony Summer in the City

The Music of the Rolling Stones Brent Havens, conductor | Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist

Saturday, July 6, 2013 7:30 pm

Jones Hall

Tonight’s repertoire will be selected from the following:

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction Miss You Street Fighting Man Jumpin’ Jack Flash You Can’t Always Get What You Want Under My Thumb Sympathy For the Devil Wild Horses Ruby Tuesday Paint It, Black Honky Tonk Women Let’s Spend the Night Together Start Me Up Brown Sugar Beast of Burden Angie Shattered Tumbling Dice It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll (But I Like It) Bitch Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?

Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger-Keith Richards. Arrangements by Brent Havens. There will be one intermission. 14



the casino entertainment scene by bringing a rock concert atmosphere to showrooms previously reserved for Top 40-style lounge acts. Along the way, Dolyniuk has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and earned a spot in the finals of two national singing competitions, and even self-produced several large rock production-style shows using multimedia, lasers, comedy and special effects. In 2007, Dolyniuk sang several tracks on the mega-hit video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and has done several more for the new Konami game Rock Revolution.

BRENT HAVENS, conductor Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and television, including movies for ABC, CBS and ABC Family channel, commercials, sports music for ESPN and even cartoons. He has worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by more than 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony and countless others. Havens recently completed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1951 gladiator film. He is arranger/ guest conductor for seven symphonic rock programs—the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson and most recently, the Music of The Who.

BRODY DOLYNIUK, vocalist Brody Dolyniuk is a self-taught musician, capable of playing several instruments, with a particular knack for capturing the voices and mannerisms of classic characters from music, TV and movies. His first professional gigs were at piano bars in several U.S. cities. With a longing to perform the music of rock bands, Dolyniuk assembled Yellow Brick Road, unquestionably Las Vegas’ most successful classic rock band. Since 1997, YBR has been reshaping July 2013 15

JULY 19 & 20, 2013

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Symphony Summer in the City

Pixar in Concert Music and Film

Thomas Wilkins, conductor Friday, July 19, 2013 7:30 pm Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Jones Hall

R. Newman/M. Watters

Fanfare from Toy Story

R. Newman/E. Schmidt

Excerpt from Toy Story

T. Newman/Watters

M. Giacchino/T. Simonec

R. Newman/Watters-B. Dechter

T. Newman/Watters-P. Boyer

Suite from Wall•E

R. Newman/Watters-Dechter

Excerpt from Toy Story 2

R. Newman/J. Sacks

Giacchino/Simonec I






Excerpt from Finding Nemo Suite from Ratatouille Excerpt from A Bug’s Life

Suite from Cars Suite from Up I





Giacchino/G. Goodwin

R. Newman/Watters-Dechter


Excerpt from Cars 2

P. Doyle/J. Shearman

Excerpt from Brave

R. Newman/Boyer



Suite from The Incredibles Excerpt from Monsters, Inc.

Excerpt from Toy Story 3


BiographY THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of this concert:

Music director of the Omaha Symphony since 2005, Thomas Wilkins also holds the positions of principal guest conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as well as the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Past positions have included resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa Bay) and associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia. He has served on the music faculties of North Park University (Chicago), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. During his conducting career, he has led orchestras throughout the United States, including these return performances with the Houston Symphony, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati

Sponsor Vinson & Elkins LLP

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BIOGRAPHY | THE MUSIC OF PIXAR | JULY 19 & 20 Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. His commitment to community has been demonstrated by his participation on several Boards of Directors, including the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha, the Center Against Spouse Abuse in Tampa Bay, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Academy Prep Center, both in St. Petersburg, FL. Currently, he serves as board chair for the Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund. He is a national ambassador for the non-profit, World Pediatric Project, headquartered in Richmond, VA, which provides children throughout Central America and the Caribbean with critical surgical and diagnostic care. A native of Norfolk, VA, Thomas Wilkins is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He lives with his wife, Sheri-Lee, in Omaha. They are the proud parents of twin daughters, Erica and Nicole. Toy Story Music by Randy Newman © 1995 Walt Disney Music Company Finding Nemo Music by Thomas Newman © 2003 Pixar Music and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. Ratatouille Music by Michael Giacchino © 2007 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company A Bug’s Life Music by Randy Newman © 1998 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Wall•E Music by Thomas Newman © 2008 Pixar Music and Wonderland Music Company, Inc. Toy Story 2 Music by Randy Newman © 1999 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Cars Music by Randy Newman © 2006 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Up Music by Michael Giacchino © 2009 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company The Incredibles Music by Michael Giacchino © 2004 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Monsters, Inc. Music by Randy Newman © 2001 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Cars 2 Music by Michael Giacchino © 2011 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Brave Music by Patrick Doyle (PRS) © 2012 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company Toy Story 3 Music by Randy Newman © 2010 Pixar Talking Pictures and Walt Disney Music Company You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Jazz Version) Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman © 1995 Walt Disney Music Company

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JULY 27, 2013

Symphony Summer in the City

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Robby Robinson, conductor

Saturday, July 27, 2013 7:30 pm


Jones Hall

B. Gibb/R. Robinson

S. Linzer-B. Gaudio/Robinson


M. Petrillo-A. Cifelli/Robinson

Tell It To the Rain

Gaudio-P. Farina/Robinson

B. Crewe-K. Nolan/Robinson

Crewe-D. Randell/Robinson

G. Fletcher-D. Flett

Fallen Angel

G. Becaud/C. Calello-Robinson

Let It Be Me


Beggin’ My Eyes Adored You Swearin’ To God

J. Leiber-P. Spector/A. Schroeck-Robinson

Spanish Harlem

Arr. Schroeck-Robinson

My Girl/Groovin’


M. Williams





Who Loves You?


December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)


Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Arr. Robinson



I’ve Got You Under My Skin from Born To Dance Stay Silence Is Golden Working My Way Back To You Opus 17 (Don’t Worry ’Bout Me)

Hit Medley Rag Doll Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)



The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of this concert weekend: Patron Beta Technology, Inc.

FRANKIE VALLI, vocalist Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are the rage all over again. The excitement prompted Valli to salute the decade that made him a star with his first studio album in 15 years, Romancing The ’60s. Produced by Bob Gaudio, an original Four Seasons member and Valli’s longtime partner, the set includes unforgettable new versions of such gems as “Spanish Harlem,” “Call Me” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.” It’s the latest classic in Valli’s half-century of recording. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have enjoyed 71 chart hits, including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s. Born Francis Castelluccio on May 3, 1934, he grew up in a public housing project on the tough streets of Newark, New Jersey. When he was 7, his mother took him to see Frank Sinatra. Valli recalls, “I decided then and there that’s what I was going to do—be a successful singer.” Fortunately, his friends discovered that making music was a good way to stay out of jail and car trunks. When the unknown Four Seasons sang “Sherry” on American Bandstand, they suddenly became the hottest band in the land, and after nine years as a recording artist, Frankie Valli became an “overnight” sensation with a No. 1 record. For the foreseeable future, Jersey Boys will introduce the music of Frankie Valli to new generations. And the man himself shows no signs of slowing down. July 2013 21

HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS Photo by jeff fitlow

CHARLES HAUSMANN, director Dr. Charles S. Hausmann was named director of the Houston Symphony Chorus in 1986. He has prepared the group for more than 600 concerts, led them on numerous tours to Mexico and Europe, and worked with more than 40 acclaimed conductors, including Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor and Robert Shaw. His extensive repertoire includes most of the major choral/ orchestral masterworks. As director of graduate choral studies and professor of conducting at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music since 1985, Hausmann supervises the master’s and doctoral programs in choral conducting, teaches choral conducting and literature and conducts the Moores School Choral Artists— a graduate chamber choir. An active church musician, he has conducted church choirs in Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey and Texas. He currently serves as director of Choral Music at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston where he led the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul (Spring 2008). He led the Chorus on its fourth European tour in 2007, appearing as guest conductor during the Prague Spring Festival. He and the Chorus share a collaboration with Mexico City’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, and performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with former Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Support the Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment The Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment supports activities that enrich Houston’s musical life and enhance the high professional standards of the all-volunteer Chorus. For more on how you can help ensure the artistic future of the Chorus, call Darryl de Mello, Annual Fund Manager, at (713) 3378529 or visit 22

Charles Hausmann, Director Hyeok Lee Assistant Director

Sarah Berggren Chorus Manager

First Soprano Ramona Alms Alice Beckstrom Sarah Berggren Robyn Branning Jennifer Campbell Laura Christian Anna Diemer Clarice Gatlin Marta Giles Suzanne Gregory Amanda Harris Sophia Hou Amy Ingram Sarah Keifer Veronica Lorine Pam Magnuson** Rita Minter Marissa Nugent Theresa Olin Karen Rennar Wendy Ridings Rhonda Ryan Deborah Spencer Ryan Stickney Cecilia Sun Lisa Trewin Tania Van Dongen Heidi Walton Beth Weidler Pam Wilhite

Robin Clarkson Rochella Cooper Lorri Curto Corita Dubose Christine Economides Mary Gahr Kelly Goodin Susan Hall* Linda Herron Judy Hill Holly Johnson Berma Kinsey Cindie Lavenda Joyce Lewis Mary Lopushansky Judy Morehouse Lisa Morfin** Cynthia Mulder Marie Parisot Linda Renner Carolyn Rogan* June Russell Maria Schoen Andrea Slack Shelby Stratmann Erin Walsh Vicki Westbrook Kat White Patsy Wilson

Second Soprano Yoset Altamirano Lisa Anders Lauren Bass Laura Bohlmann Nancy Bratic* Anne Campbell Diana Candida Chelsea Curto Debby Cutler Vickie Davis Kellie Garden Andrea Gonzales Debbie Hannah Yukiko Iwata Natalia Kalitynska Sapna Kumar Rashida Moore Carol Ostlind* Linda Peters Belinda Rossiter Susan Scarrow Vicki Seldon Megan Kennedy Shedden Elizabeth Snelling Paige Sommer Veronica Stevens Suzanne Thacker Nancy Vernau First Alto Krista Borstell Pat Bumpus Barbara Bush Thea Chapman Elizabeth Chitwood Nancy Christopherson

Second Alto Melissa Bailey Adams Sarah Clark* Evelyn Clift Ceci Corredor Andrea Creath Robin Dunn Holly Eaton Rachel El-Saleh Thi Ha Catherine Howard Lois Howell Helen Hughes Miriam Lenon Crystal Meadows** Nina Peropoulos Laurie Reynolds Linda Richardson Holly Soehnge Mary Voigt Bonnie Wilson Kaye Windel-Garza First Tenor Adam Britcher Robert Browning James Carazola Patrick Drake Richard Field Robert Gomez* Patrick Hanley Steven Hazel Donald Howie Francisco Izaguirre Kevin Lewis Chris Lund Darrell Mayon Jim Moore** Peter Peropoulos

Scott Holshouser Accompanist

Tony Sessions Librarian

Douglas Rodenberger Gottfried Schiller David Schoen Tony Sessions Charles Thornburg

Mike Gilbert Matt Henderson* Terry Henderson George Howe Nobuhide Kobori Kevin Kvam Alan MacAdams Bryan McMicken Scott Mermelstein Bill Parker John Proffitt Daniel Robertson Doug Sander Eric Skelly James Wilhite

Second Tenor Bob Alban Amir Bel-Ami Randy Boatright Harvey Bongers Nicholas DeMaio Donn Dubois Jorge Fandino Mark Ferring Joseph Frybert Sajju George John Grady Craig Hill Philip Lewis Michael McCarver Will Mize Greg Railsback Dewell Springer Tony Vazquez Lee Williams** First Bass Jonathan Aigner Steve Abercia Joe Anzaldua Rich Arenschiedlt Greg Barra Jon Bauer Justin Becker Eldo Bergman Brandon Bingham Claude Bitner John Bond Bruce Boyle Peter Christian Steve Dukes Will Hailey Taylor Harper Scott Hassett Stephen James Cletus Johnson Max Locher Jay Lopez** Ken Mathews* Will McCallum Kevin Newman Gary Scullin Mark Standridge Paul Van Dorn Joe Villareal Kevin Wallace Sean Warley Second Bass Wilton Adams** Keith Burton Bill Cheadle John Colson Roger Cutler Paul Ehrsam Tom Everage Chris Fair Ian Fetterley David Fox

*Council Member **Section Leader As of May 1, 2013

EducaTIon and Community Engagement Programs

Music Partnered with Learning photo by jeff fitlow

Every year, tens of thousands of students flock to Jones Hall for Houston Symphony Education concerts. It’s not long before all eyes are glued to the stage and every face has a smile. The best part is that amidst the excitement and joy of the concert experience, the kids are actually learning. They’re developing active listening skills—skills that directly link to success in reading, due to the increased ability to sound out words internally. Leading the charge at these concerts is Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz. His clever way of connecting musical performances to classroom concepts not only has kids excitedly rushing to their Symphony seats, but can also send their test scores to a whole new level. A recognized expert on music education and its effect on brain development, Franz participated in several projects with this intriguing connection. In Winston-Salem, NC, Franz created an arts education program with members of the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony labeled the “Bolton Project” for its remarkable results at Bolton Elementary school. Franz, an oboist of a wind

quintet at the time, aimed to explore two questions. “What effect does listening to music have on students before they learn to play an instrument? And, does the act of listening to music change the way the brain develops?” Franz and his ensemble integrated music education performances into math, language arts, science and social studies classrooms. At the time, only 44 percent of the student body in this at-risk school had passed state standardized testing. According to Franz, “In weekly classes with the quintet, we provided specific listening cues for all first through third grade students before performances. Testing results were off the charts! After three years, 88 percent of the students had passed the state standardized tests. Scientists from Wake Forest University discovered that through these programs, we had developed high level active listening skills.” You don’t have to look far for research that proves the effects of music on brain development and why the Symphony’s work to engage students in music is so important. Franz and this research can be found in the book, The Well-Tempered Mind. You can also visit the “Resources” page under the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement tab of

The Houston Symphony would like to acknowledge those individuals, corporations and foundations that support our education and community engagement activities. Each year these activities impact the lives of more than 76,000 children and students and provide access to our world-class orchestra for more than 100,000 Houstonians free-of-charge.

GUARANTOR - $100,000+ M.D. Anderson Foundation Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Lieutenant Governor David H. Dewhurst City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board Houston Symphony Endowment John & Lindy Rydman / Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods UNDERWRITER - $50,000+ Cameron International Corporation ExxonMobil Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. GDF SUEZ Energy North America Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund JPMorgan Chase Marathon Oil Corporation John P. McGovern Foundation Shell Oil Company SPONSOR - $25,000+ The Boeing Company Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III Sterling-Turner Foundation

PARTNER - $15,000+ Bank of America Ruth & Ted Bauer Family Foundation CenterPoint Energy The Melbern G. & Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation Macy’s Foundation Wells Fargo PATRON - $10,000+ Enbridge Energy Company George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation The Powell Foundation The Schissler Foundation Schlumberger, Ltd. Vivian L. Smith Foundation Vaughn Foundation BENEFACTOR - $5,000+ Devon Energy Corporation Lynne Murray, Sr. Educational Foundation Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Strake Foundation Swift Energy Company DONOR - $1,000+ Kinder Morgan Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation

These programs are also supported by the following endowed funds which are part of the Houston Symphony Endowment: Margarett & Alice Brown Endowment Fund for Education Lawrence E. Carlton M.D. Endowment Fund for Youth Programs The Hearst Foundation Spec’s Charitable Foundation July 2013 23

Houston Symphony Endowment The Houston Symphony Endowment is a separate nonprofit organization that invests contributions to earn income for the benefit of the Houston Symphony Society.

Trustees Alexandra Pruner Michael Mithoff

Steven P. Mach, President Prentiss Burt

Jesse B. Tutor Fredric A. Weber

An endowed fund can be permanently established within the Houston Symphony Society through a direct contribution or via a planned gift such as a bequest. The fund can be designated for general purposes or specific interests. For further information, please contact David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525 or Mark Folkes, Director, Individual Giving and Major Gifts, at (713) 337-8521. The Houston Symphony acknowledges with deep gratitude the following individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies who have supported the Endowment. General Endowment Funds that support operational and annual activities: Accenture (Andersen Consulting) Fund AIG American General Fund Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bahr Fund Janice H. & Thomas D. Barrow Fund Mrs. Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield Fund The Charles Engelhard Foundation Fund Jane & Robert Cizik Fund Mr. Lee A. Clark Fund Cooper Industries, Inc. Fund Gene & Linda Dewhurst Fund DuPont Corporation Fund Elkins Charitable Trust Agency Fund The Margaret & James A. Elkins Foundation Fund Virginia Lee Elverson Trust Fund Charles Engelhard Foundation Fund William Stamps Farish Fund Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein & Martin J. Fein Fund Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Fund Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Fund George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Fund Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde Fund Houston Arts Combined Endowment Fund Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Fund Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kaplan Fund Ann Kennedy & Geoffrey Walker Fund Martha Kleymeyer Fund Rochelle & Max Levit Fund Mr. E. W. Long Jr. Fund

M.D. Anderson Foundation Fund Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Fund Jay & Shirley Marks Fund Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Fund/ The Marks Charitable Foundation Marian & Speros Martel Foundation Fund Barbara & Pat McCelvey Fund The Menil Foundation Fund Monroe Mendelsohn Jr. Estate Sue A. Morrison & Children Fund National Endowment for the Arts Fund Stewart Orton Fund Papadopoulos Fund Nancy & Robert Peiser Fund Rockwell Fund, Inc. Fund Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells Fund Estate of Mr. Walter W. Sapp Fund Mr. & Mrs. Matt K. Schatzman Fund The Schissler Foundation Fund Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Fund Mr. & Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Fund Texas Eastern Fund Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Fund Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Fund Dede & Connie Weil Fund The Wortham Foundation Fund Anonymous (5)

Designated funds to support annual performance activity: The Brown Foundation Guest Pianist Fund The Cullen Foundation Maestro’s Fund General & Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Memorial Concert Fund in memory of Theresa Meyer and Jules Hirsch, beloved parents of General Maurice Hirsch, and Rosetta Hirsch Weil and Josie Hirsch Bloch, beloved sisters of General Maurice Hirsch The Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment Fund Fayez Sarofim Guest Violinist Fund through The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts The Wortham Foundation Classical Series Fund endowed in memory of Gus S. & Lyndall F. Wortham


Houston Symphony Endowment Endowed Chairs to assist the Houston Symphony attract, retain and support world class conductors, musicians and guest artists: Janice & Thomas Barrow Chair: Brinton Averil Smith, principal cello Roy & Lillie Cullen Chair: Hans Graf, music director Fondren Foundation Chair: Qi Ming, assistant concertmaster Hewlett-Packard Company Chair: Marina Brubaker, first violin General Maurice Hirsch Chair: Aralee Dorough, principal flute Ellen E. Kelley Chair: Eric Halen, associate concertmaster Max Levine Chair: Frank Huang, concertmaster Cornelia & Meredith Long Chair: Assia Dulgerska, assistant concertmaster George P. & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair: Mark Hughes, principal trumpet Tassie & Constantine S. Nicandros Chair: Alexander Potiomkin, bass clarinet Lucy Binyon Stude Chair: Jonathan Fischer, principal oboe Endowed funds to support the Houston Symphony’s annual education and community engagement activities: Margarett & Alice Brown Endowment Fund for Education Lawrence E. Carlton M.D. Endowment Fund for Youth Programs The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs Spec’s Charitable Foundation Salute to Educators Concert Fund Endowed funds to support new commissions and innovative artistic projects: The Micajah S. Stude Special Production Fund Endowed funds to support access and expand geographic reach: The Alice & David C. Bintliff Messiah Concert fund for performances at First Methodist Church The Brown Foundation’s Miller Outdoor Theatre Fund in memory of Hanni and Stewart Orton Mach Family Audience Development Fund George P. & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Summer Concerts Fund Endowed funds to support electronic media initiatives: The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Fund for Creative Initiatives Legacy commitments through The Brown Foundation Challenge to support artistic excellence: Janet F. Clark Gloria Goldblatt Pryzant Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair: Wayne Brooks, principal viola Ms. Vicki West in honor of Hans Graf Anonymous (1)

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Symphony Society Board Executive Committee President Robert A. Peiser

Chairman of the Board Jesse B. Tutor

Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson

Immediate Past President Robert B. Tudor III

Chairman Emeritus Mike S. Stude

Vice President, Artistic and Orchestra Affairs Justice Brett Busby

Vice President, Board Governance and Secretary Steven P. Mach

Vice President, Volunteers David Wuthrich

Vice President, Community Partnerships Donna Shen

Vice President, Finance Anthony Bohnert

Vice President, Education Billy McCartney

Vice President, Development Jerome Simon

Vice President, Popular Programming Allen Gelwick

General Counsel Paul R. Morico

Vice President, Audience Development and Marketing Gloria G. Pryzant

At-Large Members Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Gene Dewhurst Helen Shaffer Jim R. Smith

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Adam Dinitz, Orchestra Representative Kelli Cohen Fein, President, Houston Symphony League Mark Hughes, Orchestra Representative Rodney Margolis Brinton Averil Smith, Orchestra Representative Stacey Spears, Assistant Secretary Ed Wulfe, Immediate Past Chair

President, Endowment Steven P. Mach

Governing Directors Graham Baker * Janice H. Barrow Danielle Batchelor Darlene Bisso Anthony Bohnert Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Terry Ann Brown Ralph Burch Justice Brett Busby Donna Josey Chapman Janet Clark Michael H. Clark Ryan Colburn Scott Cutler Lorraine Dell Viviana Denechaud Gene Dewhurst Michael Doherty Susanna Dokupil


Samuel Abraham Philip Bahr Devinder Bhatia Meherwan Boyce Walter Bratic Prentiss Burt Cheryl Byington John Caley Dougal Cameron Lynn Caruso * John T. Cater Audrey Cochran Mark Day Cindy Deere Louis DeLone Tom Fitzpatrick Craig A. Fox Past Presidents of the Houston Symphony Society Mrs. Edwin B. Parker Miss Ima Hogg Mrs. H. M. Garwood Joseph A. Mullen, M.D. Joseph S. Smith Walter H. Walne H. R. Cullen Gen. Maurice Hirsch Charles F. Jones Fayez Sarofim John T. Cater Richard G. Merrill Ellen Elizardi Kelley John D. Platt E. C. Vandagrift Jr.


John Esquivel Kelli Cohen Fein Julia Frankel David Frankfort Allen Gelwick Mauro Gimenez Stephen Glenn Enrique GonzĂĄlez Susan Hansen Gary L. Hollingsworth Brian James Joan Kaplan Ulyesse LeGrange Rochelle Levit * Cora Sue Mach Steven P. Mach * Rodney Margolis Jay Marks Mary Lynn Marks

David Massin Jackie Wolens Mazow Billy McCartney Barbara McCelvey * Alexander K. McLanahan Kevin Meyers Paul Morico Arthur Newman Robert A. Peiser Geoffroy Petit David Pruner Stephen Pryor Gloria G. Pryzant Ron Rand John Rydman Manolo Sanchez Helen Shaffer Donna Shen Jerome Simon

Jim R. Smith David Steakley Jim Stein * Mike S. Stude Ileana TreviĂąo * Robert B. Tudor III * Betty Tutor * Jesse B. Tutor Margaret Waisman Fredric A. Weber Mrs. S. Conrad Weil Vicki West * Margaret Alkek Williams * Ed Wulfe David Wuthrich Robert A. Yekovich

Mary Fusillo Stanley Haas Eric Haufrect Kathleen Hayes Catherine Kaldis Marianne Ivany I. Ray Kirk Roslyn Larkey Carolyn Mann Michael Mann Paul M. Mann Judy Margolis Brian McCabe * Gene McDavid Gary Mercer Marilyn Miles Michael Mithoff

Dave Mueller Tassie Nicandros Scott Nyquist Dana Ondrias Edward Osterberg Jr. Chester M. Pitts II Greg Powers Roman F. Reed Richard Robbins * J. Hugh Roff Jr. * Michael E. Shannon Robert Sloan Jule Smith David Stanard David Tai Michael Tenzer L. Proctor (Terry) Thomas

Stephen G. Tipps Art Vivar Robert Weiner David Ashley White James T. Willerson Steven J. Williams Scott Wulfe Ex-Officio Adam Dinitz Mark C. Hanson Mark Hughes Patience Myers Brinton Averil Smith Stacey Spears

J. Hugh Roff Jr. Robert M. Hermance Gene McDavid Janice H. Barrow Barry C. Burkholder Rodney H. Margolis Jeffrey B. Early Michael E. Shannon Ed Wulfe Jesse B. Tutor Robert B. Tudor III Past Presidents of the Houston Symphony League Miss Ima Hogg Mrs. John F. Grant Mrs. J. R. Parten Mrs. Andrew E. Rutter

Mrs. Aubrey Leon Carter Mrs. Stuart Sherar Mrs. Julian Burrows Ms. Hazel Ledbetter Mrs. Albert P. Jones Mrs. Ben A. Calhoun Mrs. James Griffith Lawhon Mrs. Olaf La Cour Olsen Mrs. Ralph Ellis Gunn Mrs. Leon Jaworski Mrs. Garrett R. Tucker Jr. Mrs. M. T. Launius Jr. Mrs. Thompson McCleary Mrs. Theodore W. Cooper Mrs. Allen H. Carruth Mrs. David Hannah Jr. Mary Louis Kister

* Life Trustee

Ellen Elizardi Kelley Mrs. John W. Herndon Mrs. Charles Franzen Mrs. Harold R. DeMoss Jr. Mrs. Edward H. Soderstrom Mrs. Lilly Kucera Andress Ms. Marilou Bonner Mrs. W. Harold Sellers Mrs. Harry H. Gendel Mrs. Robert M. Eury Mrs. E. C. Vandagrift Jr. Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Terry Ann Brown Nancy Strohmer Mary Ann McKeithan Ann Cavanaugh Mrs. James A. Shaffer

Lucy H. Lewis Catherine McNamara Shirley McGregor Pearson Paula Jarrett Cora Sue Mach Kathi Rovere Norma Jean Brown Barbara McCelvey Lori Sorcic Nancy Willerson Jane Clark Nancy Littlejohn Donna Shen Susan Osterberg

Houston Symphony Donors The Sustainability Fund

The Houston Symphony pays special tribute to those who support our Sustainability Fund, whose extraordinary leadership investment has made it possible for the Symphony to provide the deep level of cultural service so richly deserved by the communities of the greater Houston area and Gulf Coast region. For further information about The Sustainability Fund, please contact Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1412.

Houston Endowment The Estate of Jean R. Sides Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr.

Mrs. Kitty King Powell Janice H. Barrow The Cullen Foundation The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Annual Support

The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges those who support our artistic, educational and community engagement programs through their generosity to our Annual Fund and our Special Events. Below is a listing of those who have so generously given within the past year. We are honored to count these donors among our closest Houston Symphony friends, and we invite you to consider becoming a member of one of our giving societies. For more information, please contact David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525.

Leadership Circle Ima Hogg Society $150,000 or More Janice H. Barrow Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Cora Sue & Harry Mach Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Kitty King Powell Mrs. Sybil F. Roos John & Lindy Rydman / Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Mr. Mike Stude Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams

Centennial Society $100,000 - $149,000 Jane & Robert Cizik Barbara & Pat McCelvey Janice & Robert McNair Nancy & Robert Peiser Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor

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Houston Symphony Donors Maestro’s Society $50,000 - $74,999 Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Darlene & Cappy Bisso Gene & Linda Dewhurst Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Mr. Monzer Hourani Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Rochelle & Max Levit Joella & Steven P. Mach Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Laura & Michael Shannon

Concertmaster’s Society $25,000 - $49,999 Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Max Chapman Mr. Michael H. Clark & Ms. Sallie Morian Allen & Almira Gelwick, Lockton Companies Mr. & Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Maestro Hans Graf & Mrs. Graf Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde The Joan & Marvin Kaplan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Cornelia & Meredith Long Beth Madison Dr. & Mrs. Michael Mann Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Billy & Christie McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan Mr. Brian Teichman & Mr. Andrew Cordes Alice & Terry Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Fredric A. Weber Steven & Nancy Williams Anonymous (2)

Conductor’s Circle, Platinum Baton $15,000-$24,999 Robin Angly & Miles Smith Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfert Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. David J. Beck Dr. & Mrs. Devinder Bhatia Justice Brett & Erin Busby Drs. Dennis & Susan Carlyle Albert & Anne Chao / Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation

Janet F. Clark Audrey & Brandon Cochran Alexander & Lorraine Dell Mrs. William Estrada Martin J. & Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein

Angel & Craig Fox Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Susan & Dick Hansen Ms. Nancey Lobb Mr. Keith McFarland Stephen & Marilyn Miles / Stephen Warren Miles & Marilyn Ross Miles Foundation Melissa & Michael Mithoff Mr. & Mrs. John L. Nau III Peggy Overly & John Barlow Elizabeth & Gary Petersen Dave & Alie Pruner

Conductor’s Circle, Gold Baton $10,000-$14,999 Rolaine & Morrie Abramson Eric S. Anderson & R. Dennis Anderson Lindley & Jason Arnoldy Graham & Janet Baker Mr. & Mrs. Joshua L. Batchelor Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bookout III Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Nancy & Walt Bratic Ms. Terry A. Brown Mr. Ralph Burch Cheryl & Sam Byington Mr. & Mrs. Donald Childress Dr. Scott Cutler Mr. Richard Danforth Leslie Barry Davidson & W. Robins Brice Cindy & Richard Deere Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dokupil John & Minerva Esquivel 28

Aubrey & Sylvia Farb S. David Frankfort & Erika Bermeo Dr. Robert H. & Mrs. Mary M. Fusillo Mr. Michael B. George Christina & Mark Hanson Russell and Diana Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. Frank Herzog Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Holt Mr. Brian James Marzena & Jacek Jaminski Todd & Paige Johnson Larry & Susan Kellner Mrs. Jeanie Kilroy Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linn Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Jay & Shirley Marks Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. Mazow

Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson Ann & Hugh Roff Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells The Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Springob, Laredo Construction, Inc. David & Paula Steakley James Stein / Bank of Houston Nancy & David Tai Stephen & Kristine Wallace Dede & Connie Weil Vicki West Mr. & Mrs. C. Clifford Wright Anonymous (1)

Brian & Elisabeth McCabe Betty & Gene McDavid Mr. Gary Mercer Catherine Jane Merchant Susan & Edward Osterberg Mr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Pickering Mr. & Mrs. James Postl Gloria & Joe Pryzant Mr. & Mrs. Ron R. Rand Mrs. Lila Rauch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Reckling III Ms. Charlotte A. Rothwell Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr Donna & Tim Shen Mr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Simon Ms. Kelly Somoza Alana R. Spiwak & Sam L. Stolbun Mr. and Mrs. Troy Thacker

Houston Symphony Donors Paul Strand Thomas Stephen & Pamalah Tipps Birgitt van Wijk Ms. Judith Vincent Shirley & Joel Wahlberg

Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. Robert G. Weiner & Toni Blankmann Dr. Jim T. Willerson Wallace S. Wilson

Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Lorraine & Ed Wulfe Anonymous (1)

Conductor’s Circle, Silver Baton $7,500-$9,999 Lilly & Thurmon Andress Mrs. Bonnie Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Karl H. Becker Dr. Alan Bentz & Ms. Sallymoon S. Benz Ms. Dianna Bernsen Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Black III Dr. & Mrs. Meherwan P. Boyce Mr. & Mrs. Walter V. Boyle John & Candace Caley Mr. & Mrs. Noel Coon Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Mr. & Mrs. James W. Crownover Roger & Debby Cutler Judge & Mrs. Harold DeMoss Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Denechaud Mr. Scott Ensell Mauro H. Gimenez & Connie A. Coulomb

Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Marianne & Robert Ivany Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Lykos Jr. Bryan & Vickie McMicken Doré & Kevin Meyers Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Cameron Mitchell Ginni & Richard Mithoff Paul & Rita Morico Mr. & Mrs. Lucian L. Morrison Jr. Sue A. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Arthur & Bobbie Newman Mrs. Tassie Nicandros Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker

Dr. Gregory & Mrs. Catherine Powers Kathryn & Richard Rabinow Roman & Sally Reed Mr. Glen A. Rosenbaum Dr. Santiago Rossi & Mrs. Katherine Rossi Linda & Jerry Rubenstein Ms. Amanda Savo Louis H. Skidmore Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tad Smith Mr. Dave Stanard & Ms. Beth Freeman Mr. Stephen C. Tarry Mr. & Mrs. Leland Tate Shirley Toomim General & Mrs. Jasper Welch Anonymous (2)

Conductor’s Circle, Bronze Baton $5,000-$7,499 Frances & Ira Anderson John & Pat Anderson Ms. Mary Jo Antone-Hatfield Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Aron Susie Bace Mr. & Mrs. Anthony W. Bohnert Mr. Teodoro Bosquez & Ms. Mary Conner Ruth White Brodsky Lilia Khakimova & C. Robert Bunch Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Burk Barry & Janet Burkholder Toba Buxbaum Marilyn Caplovitz Mrs. Lily Carrigan Mr. & Mrs. William T. Carter IV Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Caruso David Chambers & Alex Steffler Courtney & John Chapoton William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes Laurie & Ryan Colburn Mr. & Mrs. William Cotting Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Criner J.R. & Aline Deming Ms. Sara Jo Devine Mr. & Mrs. Carr P. Dishroon Mr. Robert Durst Connie & Byron Dyer Mrs. Jane Egner Mr. Roger Eichhorn Mr. William Elbel & Ms. Mary J. Schroeder Mr. Parrish N. Erwin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Fant Mr. & Mrs. Marvy A. Finger Mr. Shane T. Frank

Mr. Edwin C. Friedrichs & Ms. Darlene Clark Mrs. Aileen Gordon William A. & Dorothy H. Grieves Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Griswold Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hamaker Dr. & Mrs. Eric J. Haufrect Mr. Stanley A. Hoffberger Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hooks Beverly Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John F. Joity Debbie & Frank Jones Drs. Blair & Rita Justice Catherine & Andrew Kaldis Nina Andrews & David Karohl Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Kinder Janice & Allan King Mary Louis Kister William & Cynthia Koch Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kotts Willy Kuehn Mr. Alfred Lasher III Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Leighton Marilyn Lummis Mr. & Mrs. David Massin Mr. & Mrs. John N. Matzer III Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas McMurrey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Bradley McWilliams Sidney & Ione Moran Richard & Juliet Moynihan Terry Murphree David G. Nussman Mr. & Mrs. Eugene O’Donnell Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Marine Foods Express, Ltd.

Ms. Karen Pulaski Jean & Allan Quiat Vicky & Michael Richker Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William K. Robbins Jr. Milton & Jill Rose Mr. & Mrs. Manolo Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Schissler Jr. Dr. Philip D. Scott & Dr. Susan E. Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Rufus S. Scott Mr. & Mrs. John Seaberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Smith Mr. Yale Smith Carol & Michael Stamatedes Mr. & Mrs. Alan Stigall Mr. & Mrs. Antonio M. Szabo Dr. & Mrs. John F. Thrash Mr. Jonathan Tinkle Ms. Beverly Turner McDonald Dr. David A. White Ms. Jennifer R. Wittman Ms. Daisy Wong Woodell Family Foundation Sally & Denney Wright Dr. & Mrs. Robert Yekovich Nina and Michael Zilkha Edith & Robert Zinn Erla & Harry Zuber

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Houston Symphony Donors Grand Patron’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999

Dr. & Mrs. George J. Abdo Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Abraham Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Ables Mr. & Mrs. John S. Arnoldy Mr. & Mrs. John C. Averett Trace Trahan Bannerman Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Barbieri James M. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bolam Mr. & Mrs. James D. Bozeman Maurice & Karey Bresenhan Ting & John Bresnahan Mrs. Catherine Campbell Brock & Dr. Gary Brock Mr. Larry C. Brookshire Divya & Chris Brown Dr. & Mrs. William T. Butler Dougal & Cathy Cameron Dr. Robert N. Chanon Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Kent Chenevert Ms. Ann T. Coffey & Mr. Theo Bean Mr. William E. Colburn Mr. & Mrs. Byron Cooley Lois & David Coyle Mr. and Mrs. Joffre J. Cross II Mr. Fulton & Mrs. Reece Davenport Mr. & Mrs. Mark P. Day Ms. Niki DeMaio James R. Denton Mr. & Mrs. Mark Diehl Mr. & Mrs. Jack N. Doherty Mr. & Mrs. Michael Doherty Carolyn & David Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Knut Eriksen Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan B. Fairbanks Mr. & Mrs. Nijad I. Fares Mary Ann & Larry Faulkner Dr. Judith Feigin & Mr. Colin Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Ference Mr. & Mrs. George Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Tom Fitzpatrick Mr. Andy Fullen Thomas & Patricia Geddy Mrs. Lila-Gene George Mr. Bert & Mrs. Joan Golding Robert Lee Gomez Mr. Enrique Gonzalez Mr. & Mrs. Herbert I. Goodman Robert & Michele Goodmark Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Haas Dr. & Mrs. Carlos R. Hamilton Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Heggeseth Mr. & Mrs. Matt Hennessy Mark & Ragna Henrichs Mr. & Mrs. George Hricik Mr. Jimmy Hubbell Jill & Dunham Jewett Mr. & Mrs. Sam Koster Ms. Roslyn Larkey Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Linbeck Mr. and Mrs. Jeff B. Love Ms. Christine Lukens Mr. & Mrs. Lance McKnight Mr. & Mrs. William B. McNamara Dr. & Mrs. John Mendelsohn Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mitchell Heather & Gerald C. Moore, M.D. Sami & Jud Morrison Julia & Chris Morton 30

Young Associates Council Young Associate, Premium $2,500 or more James M. Bell David Chambers & Alex Steffler Audrey & Brandon Cochran Christina & George Ferguson Jimmy Hubbell Juliet Moths, Louis Vitton Young Associate $1,500 - $2,499 Lindley & Jason Arnoldy Ting & John Bresnahan Divya & Chris Brown Peter James Cazamias Sarah & Ben Cotting Mike Cox Amanda & Adam Dinitz

Katie Flaherty Mark Folkes & Christopher Johnston Jessica Ford Hali Ganbold Michael A. Gonser Samantha M. Gonzalez Kurt Johnson & Colleen Matheu Jessica Q. Johnston Jennifer & David Mire Sami & Jud Morrison Toni A. Oplt & Ed Schneider Brooke & Nathaniel Richards Amanda & John Seaberg Jo A. Simmons Carol Tai Evelyn & Francisco Uzcategui Rachael & Jason Volz, A Fare Extraordinaire The Young Associates Council is supported in part by Bank of America.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Yates, Development Officer, at (713) 337-8536.

Juliet Moths Mr. David Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Newton Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Olfers Ms. Dana Ondrias Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Payne Mr. & Mrs. Geoffroy Petit Mr. James D. Pitcock Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Pryor Darla & Chip Purchase Mr. and Mrs. Cris Pye Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Pyne Shirley & Marvin Rich Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Richards Mr. & Mrs. Claud D. Riddles Allyn & Jill Risley Anne & Richard Robbins Mr. & Mrs. James L. Robertson Ms. Regina J. Rogers Drs. Alex & Lynn Rosas Carole & Barry Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Sawaya Mr. & Mrs. George A. Shannon Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Mr. Keith Stevenson Mr. Michael K. Stewart Cassie B. Stinson & Dr. R. Barry Holtz Dr. John R. Stroehlein & Ms. Miwa Sakashita Mr. & Mrs. Hans Strohmer Mr. Jim Teague & Ms. Jane DiPaolo Ann G. Trammell Ms. Emily Van Houtan Rachael & Jason Volz, A Fare Extraordinaire C. Harold & Lorine Wallace Dr. & Mrs. Rudy C. Wildenstein Nancy Willerson Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wulfe David & Tara Wuthrich Mr. Keith Yanez Anonymous (3)


$1,000 - $2,499

Mrs. Harold J. Adam Joan & Stanford Alexander Mrs. Nancy C. Allen John Alvarado & Blair Gordon Mr. William J. Anderson Dr. Angela R. Apollo Mr. & Mrs. John M. Arnsparger

Corbin & Char Aslakson Paul H. & Maida M. Asofsky Mr. Jeff Autor Ms. Mary S. Axelrad Dr. & Mrs. Jamil Azzam Dr. & Mrs. Christie Ballantyne Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Banks Mr. & Mrs. E. William Barnett Mr. David Barnham Ms. Anne Barrett Mr. & Mrs. John A. Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Basinski Richard & Trish Battaglia Dr. & Mrs. Arthur L. Beaudet Carole Shivers Mr. Ricky R. Behrend Betty Bellamy Mr. Eldo Bergman Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Berteaud Drs. Henry & Louise Bethea Dr. Joan Hacken Bitar Mrs. Ann M. Bixby Mrs. Mary Blake Mr. & Mrs. Michael Blitzer Mrs. Danya M. Bogart Meg Boulware & Hartley Hampton / Boulware & Valoir Mrs. Joanie Bowman Mr. Sonny Brandtner Joe Brazzatti Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Breen Sr. Katherine M. Briggs Mr. Thomas Nyle Britton Mr. Chester Brooke & Dr. Nancy Poindexter Hon. Peter & Mrs. Anne S. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Terry Bryant Dr. & Mrs. Fred Buckwold Mrs. Anne H. Bushman Mr. & Mrs. Raul Caffesse Ms. Cathy M. Cagle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Campbell Mrs. H. E. Carrico Margot & John Cater Mr. Peter J. Cazamias The Chambers Family in honor of Margaret Sylvia Chambers Mr. & Mrs. Allen Clamen Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Clark Mr. Robert L. Clarke Dr. Paul Cloutier Dr. Carmen Bonmati & Mr. Ben Conner Mr. Mark C. Conrad Ms. Barbara A. Conte Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cooper Dr. & Mrs. James D. Cox Mr. Mike Cox James and Franci Crane Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Crook Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Crull Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Cullen Jr.

Houston Symphony Donors Mr. Carl Cunningham Mrs. Helen Davis Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davis Ms. Anna N. Dean Ms. Elizabeth Del Pico Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. DeLone Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III Ms. Aurelie Desmarais Christopher & Annamarie Dewhurst Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Diamond Bruce B. Dice Amanda & Adam Dinitz Mike & Debra Dishberger Mr. Michael Dooley Mr. & Mrs. James P. Dorn Robert J. Doyle Egon & Elisa Durban Ms. Consuelo Duroc-Danner Drs. Rosalind & Gary Dworkin Mr. & Mrs. David Dybell Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Earle Mr. & Mrs. Peter Erickson Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon R. Erikson Mr. Wendell Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Jon Evans Mr. Mike Ezzell Dr. Louis & Mrs. Paula Faillace Mr. & Mrs. Donald Faust Sr. Mrs. Carolyn Grant Fay Ms. Ursula H. Felmet Mr. & Mrs. Zachary Fertitta Jerry E. & Nanette B. Finger James H. & Beverly W. Fish Dr. & Mrs. Richard Fish Barbara S. Fitch Katie Flaherty Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Fleisher Eugene Fong William & Deborah Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Javier Fuentes Mr. & Mrs. James E. Furr Hali Ganbold Martha & Gibson Gayle Jr. Ms. Lucy Gebhart Mr. & Mrs. John Gee Mr. & Mrs. Harry Gendel Mrs. Joan M. Giese Dr. & Mrs. Jack Gill Walter Gilmore Drs. Nancy Glass & John Belmont Mr. Morris Glesby Mr. Michael Gonser Samantha Gonzalez Dr. & Mrs. Bradford S. Goodwin Jr. Mr. Carlos Gorrichategui Mr. Kendall Gray Ms. Joyce Z. Greenberg Mr. Charles H. Gregory Dennis Griffith & Louise Richman Melinda & Doug Groves Maureen & Jim Hackett Mr. Michael Haigh Eric & Angelea Halen Mrs. Thalia Halen Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hammann Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hanna Marion S. Hargrove W. Russel Harp & Maarit K. Savola-Harp Mr. & Mrs. Warren W. Harris Claudia & David Hatcher Mr. & Mrs. David L. Haug Mr. & Mrs. Houston Haymon Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Heard Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William Heird Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hemenway Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hennessy Marilyn & Robert M. Hermance Bob & Yoli Herrmann Ann & Joe Hightower Dr. Volker Hirsinger Mr. Robert Hoff Mr. Tim Hogan Mr. & Mrs. John Homier Dr. Matthew Horsfield & Dr. Michael Kauth

Mr. Kevin Hostler Mrs. Evelyn Howell Mr. & Mrs. Ford Hubbard III Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Huebsch Mark & Marilyn Hughes Mrs. Julia Humphreys Mr. & Mrs. Robert Humphries Mr. & Mrs. R. O. Hunton Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Isham Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Jankovic Ms. Ann B. Jennings & Ms. Karen M. Jones Mr. Eric S. Johnson & Dr. Ronada Davis Mr. Kurt Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Okey B. Johnson Jessica Q. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jones Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jordon Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Katz Lynda & Frank Kelly Mr. & Mrs. David Kennedy Louise & Sherwin Kershman Nora J. Klein, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Kneale Mr. Jimmy Koch Lucy & Victor Kormeier Ms. Ilene Kramer Suzanne A. & Dan D. Kubin Ms. Joni Latimer Mr. David Leebron & Mrs. Y. Ping Sun Dr. & Mrs. Morton Leonard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Leonard Dr. Golda & Dr. Robert B. Leonard Mr. Edwin N. Letzerich H. Fred & Velva G. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Philip Lewis Mr. William W. Lindley Mr. James C. Lindsey Mr. & Mrs. H. Arthur Littell Dr. & Mrs. James R. Lloyd Dr. & Mrs. Kelly B. Lobley Dr. Ted Loch Ms. Sylvia Lohkamp Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Longstreth Mr. & Mrs. W. Gregory Looser Mr. Elario Lozano Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lunn Kathleen & Tom Mach Mr. & Mrs. Barry H. Margolis Sasha Davis & Joseph Matulevich Mr. William L. Maynard Linda & Jim McCartney Dr. A. McDermott & Dr. A. Glasser Mr. & Mrs. Andrew McFarland Mr. & Mrs. Michael McGuire Barnett & Diane McLaughlin Ms. Karen McRae Dr. & Mrs. G. Walter McReynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Merrill Melba Hoekstra Miers Estate Mr. Ronald A. Mikita Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Miller Jennifer & David Mire Mr. Jamal Mollai Mr. & Mrs. John C. Molloy Dr. Eleanor D. Montague Mr. Joshua Morris Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Moynier Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Murphy Mr. & Mrs. William J. Napier Jr. Newman/Strug/Wadler families in honor of Ida & Irving Wadler Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey B. Newton Ms. Sheila Neylon John & Leslie Niemand Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Staman Ogilvie Steve & Sue Olson Mrs. Toni A. Oplt & Mr. Ed Schneider Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon I. Oster Jane & Kenneth Owen Ms. Jennifer Owen & Mr. Ed Benyon Mr. & Mrs. Robert Page Ms. Martha Palmer

Christine & Robert Pastorek Mr. & Mrs. Raul Pavon Michael & Shirley Pearson Pamela & James Penny Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Peropoulos Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Perry Mr. Bryan J. Peters & Mr. Ralph D. Sikes JoAnn & John Petzold Mr. & Mrs. William Phelps Ms. Debra Phillips Ms. Meg Philpot Ms. Mariela Poleo Ms. Linda Posey Mr. Thomas Power Michael & Darla Price Mrs. Dana Puddy Mr. & Mrs. David Pursell Mr. Tom Purves Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Rachford Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Perry Radoff Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Randt Clinton & Leigh Rappole Anne D. Reed Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Allan Reich Mr. & Mrs. Dave Roberts Mr. Floyd W. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ross Kent Rutter & David Baumann William J. Rovere & Kathi F. Rovere Mr. Robert T. Sakowitz Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Sand Chris & Don Sanders Harold H. Sandstead, M.D. Mrs. Holly Sansing Dr. & Mrs. David Sapire Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Schanzmeyer Beth & Lee Schlanger Dr. Mark A. Schusterman Drs. Helene & Robert Schwartz Donna Scott Charles & Andrea Seay Mr. & Mrs. Ash Sharma Jo A. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sims Barbara & Louis Sklar Mr. Brinton Averil Smith & Ms. Evelyn Chen Mrs. Charis Smith Mr. & Mrs. Lance Smith Mr. & Mrs. William A. Smith Dean & Kay L. Snider Ms. Aimee Snoots John L. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. John Speer Mary Louise Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Spies Ms. Georgiana Stanley Dr. & Mrs. Lee Steely Ms. Joyce Steensrud Karen & Bruce Steffler Karl & Ann Stern Mr. & Mrs. James R. Stevens Jack & Karen Stopnicki Dr. & Mrs. David Sufian Mr. & Mrs. Scott Summerville Emily C. Sundt Susman Family Foundation/ Ellen & Steve Susman Mr. Clifford A. Swanlund Jr. Ms. Jeanine Swift Mr. & Mrs. Adam Szczepanski Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Tabor Jr. Ms. Carol Tai Jean & Doug Thomas Jacob & Elizabeth Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Thurmond Mr. Roger Trandell Ms. Cathleen J. Trechter Mr. Gerard Trione Ms. Karin Peterson Tripp Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Turbidy Ms. Sarah Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Unger Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Uzcategui Mr. & Mrs. Donn K. Van Arsdall

Dr. & Mrs. Charles T. Van Buren Mr. & Mrs. Gene Van Dyke Dr. & Mrs. Gage Van Horn Ms. Barbara Van Postman Mr. & Mrs. William A. Van Wie Matthew VanBesien & Rosanne Jowitt Ms. Jana Vander Lee Dr. & Mrs. Edward C. Wade Dean B. Walker Betty & Bill Walker Mr. & Mrs. H. Richard Walton Mr. Danny Ward & Ms. Nancy Ames Mr. & Mrs. Alton L. Warren Mr. & Mrs. James A. Watt Mr. & Mrs. K.C. Weiner Ms. Joann E. Welton Mr. & Mrs. Eden N. Wenig Ms. Paula O. Whyte Ms. Melanie S. Wiggins Carlton & Marty Wilde Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wilhite Dr. Robert Wilkins & Dr. Mary Ann Reynolds Wilkins Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Russell Windham Mr. & Mrs. William A. Wise Dr. & Mrs. Jerry S. Wolinsky Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Wray Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wright Mr. & Mrs. David B. Yates Mr. & Mrs. William A. Young Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zabriskie Anonymous (11)

Director $500 - $999

Mr. William L. Ackerman Ms. Joan Ambrogi Dr. Hesham M. Amin & Dr. Lara Ferrario Mr. & Mrs. William L. Anderson Jr. Ms. Sally S. Andrews Mrs. Roya Arfa Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Armstrong Dr. & Mrs. Roy Aruffo Ms. Erin S. Asprec Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Axelrod Mr. Richard Bado Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Baird Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Baizan Julie Ann & Matthew Baker Mr. & Mrs. David M. Balderston Mr. Michael L. Ball Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ball Mr. A. Greer Barriault & Ms. Clarruth A. Seaton Ms. Bernice Beckerman Dr. & Mrs. Philip S. Bentlif Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd M. Bentsen III Mr. & Mrs. John Berger Mr. Kristopher Berthold Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Bickel Dr. William Black Jr., M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Jr. Mrs. Noemi Blum-Howard Mr. & Mrs. George Boerger Chris & Ruth Borman Anne & Edward Bornet Bob Frank Boydston Ms. Margaret Bragg Ms. Sally Brassow Mr. & Mrs. Steven Brosvik Mr. J. W. Brougher Mr. & Mrs. Jos C. Brown Sally & Laurence Brown Fred & Judy Brunk Ms. Courtney Brynes Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bumpus Elizabeth Burdine Mrs. Shirley Burgher Robert Burleson Mr. Tom Burley Mr. Carl Butler Mr. Eugene Byrd Mr. Len Cannon Mr. Petros Carvounis Mr. & Mrs. John M. Cavanaugh Mr. & Mrs. E. Thomas Chaney Mr. & Mrs. David Chang Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Chapoton

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Houston Symphony Donors Sarah Wilson Clark Virginia A. Clark Dr. & Mrs. Alfred C. Coats Jim R. & Lynn Coe Mr. David Coleman Donna M. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Clayton A. Compton Mr. H. Talbot Cooley Ms. Miquel A. Correll Mr. William S. & Dr. Mary Alice Cowan Dr. Edward Cox Mr. & Mrs. Rick Daly Lee & Christina Daniels Ms. Joyce Dauber Ms. Linda P. David Ms. Caroline Deetjen Mr. & Mrs. Rene Degreve Brian & Leah Del Signore Dr. & Mrs. Clotaire D. Delery Ms. Diane DelSignore & Mr. Robert S. Strait Mr. & Mrs. Ralph DeVore Ms. Elisabeth DeWitts John A. Dickinson & Nancy L. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Dilg Charles Dishman Col. & Mrs. John Jay Douglass Elizabeth H. Duerr Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Dumestre Ms. Paula Eck Mr. Paul Ehrsam Dr. Michael J. Epstein Dr. Kenneth L Euler Ms. Tanya Evanoff & Mr. Ed Spire Diane Lokey Farb Mrs. Kelli Fereday Sandra & Steven Finkelman Mr. Dale Fitz Mr. & Mrs. Carl Fletcher Mr. James B. Flodine & Ms. Lynne Liberato Mr. Stephen J. Folzenlogen Mr. & Mrs. Greg E. Fourticq Joyce & David Fox Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Francisco Elizabeth & Ralph Frankowski Rachel Frazier Ms. Diane L. Freeman Mrs. Cathy Friestch Dr. & Mrs. Hector D. Garcia Mrs. Holly Garner Mr. & Mrs. Neil Gaynor Ms. Margaret Wendy Germani Mrs. Barbara Goedecke Mr. Glenn C. Goedecke Dr. John Gomez & Dr. Cora Mihu Mr. Bert & Patricia Gordon Ms. Elaine C. Gordon Dr. & Mrs. Harvey L. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gordon Dr. & Mrs. David Gorenstein Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk Mr. & Mrs. Ned W. Graber Mr. & Mrs. Tony Gracely Mr. Garrett Graham Mr. & Mrs. Tim Graham Mr. George Green Mr. Gerald Greiner Mr. & Mrs. Steve K. Grimsley Dr. Teruhiko Hagiwara Mr. & Mrs. Uzi Halevy Gaye Davis & Dennis B. Halpin Ms. Vickie Hamley Rita & John Hannah Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Harbachick

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin J. Harberg Jr. Michael D. Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Harrell Dr. & Mrs. William S. Harwell Thomas F. & Catherine Mary Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hawes Mr. & Mrs. Clyde C. Hays III Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Heath Sheila & Isaac Heimbinder Mr. John Heiny Fred Deen Herring Donald & Rosemary Herron Mr. & Mrs. W. Grady Hicks Mr. David Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Hoffman Jacque Holland Mr. Todd Holowisky Mr. George Hritcko Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hsieh Mrs. Patricia P. Hubbard Ms. Lee M. Huber Dr. Vicki Huff & Dr. Eric Boerwinkle Ms. Rebecca Hutcheson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Janicke Mr. Mark Johansson Ms. Sheila K. Johnstone Mr. Bill Jones Mr. Raymond Jones Mrs. Jillian Jopling Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Kalman Mr. & Mrs. Yoshi Kawashima Sam & Cele Keeper Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Keeton Mr. & Mrs. Keith Kelley Mr. John Kelsey & Ms. Gaye Davis Mr. & Mrs. Tom Kelsey Mr. Ron Kesterson Dave & Laura Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Jason Kisch Dr. Malgosia Kloc Mr. & Mrs. William H. Knull III Mr. & Dr. Peter A. Koester Mr. Arnold & Mrs. Michelle Korenek Rachel R. Krezer Mr. Dennis Kroeger Mr. Vijay Kusnoor Ms. Diane Laborde Mr. & Mrs. Joel C. Lambert Mrs. Deanna Lamoreux Ms. Adrienne Lang Dr. & Mrs. Shane Lanys Michael & Sharon Lewis Dr. Richard A. & Dr. Patricia N. Lewis Annie & Kenneth Li Mrs. Mary Litwin & Mr. Bruce Litwin Mr. & Mrs. Roy H. Lively Mr. Alberto Lozano Louise & Oscar Lui Mr. & Mrs. Peter MacGregor Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Mach III Judith MacPherson Ms. Barbara Manna Ms. Renee Margolin Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Marion Ms. Diane Markesich & Mr. James Hamblet Ms. Faerie Marston Mr. Howard Martin Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Matiuk Mr. & Mrs. Mark Matovich Mr. James G. Matthews Dr. & Mrs. Glen E. Mattingly Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Mawhinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rod McAdams

Mr. R. Scott McCay Lawrence McCullough & Linda Jean Quintanilla Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence McManus Mr. Thomas J. McNulty Ernie & Martha McWilliams William E. Joor III & Rose Ann Medlin Ms. Maria Carolina Mendoza Ms. Kristen Miller Mr. Russell J. Miller & Mrs. Charlotte M. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Herbert G. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Mireles Mr. Willis B. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mitchum Jr. John & Ann Montgomery Ms. Deborah Moran Mr. William R. Mowlam Jane Muse Daniel & Karol Musher Alan & Elaine Mut Ms. Jennifer Naae Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Neumann Ms. Katherine Nevins Ms. Khanh Nguyen Ms. Dorothy Nicholson Dick & Judy Nunn Marie-Theres F. Odermatt Mr. & Mrs. Rufus W. Oliver III Drs. M. & V. Orocofsky Mrs. Caroline Osteen Mr. & Mrs. Steven Owsley Mr. & Mrs. Marc C. Paige Mr. David Peavy & Mr. Stephen McCauley Ms. Angela H. Perry Grace & Carroll Phillips Mr. & Mrs. W. Hugh Phillips III Mr. Antoine Plante Ms. Antoinette Post Mr. Robert W. Powell Kim & Ted A. Powell Tim & Katherine Pownell Paula & Nico Praagman Hudgins Rev. Arthur Preisinger Mr. William E. Pryor Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Pybus Jr. Elias & Carole Qumsieh Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ramirez Fairfax & Risher Randall Dr. Mike Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. William B. Rawl Mr. & Mrs. Hugh M. Ray Vicki & J.B. Reber Mr. Frederic Rechlin Mr. & Mrs. Dwain Reeves Dr. Alexander P. Remenchik & Ms. Frances Burford Ms. Rachaelle Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rhodes Mr. & Mrs. William C. Richter Mr. & Mrs. William F. Rike Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Rinehart Mr. & Mrs. James T. Robinson Ramille Law Kelly & David Rose Mr. Autry W. Ross Dr. Mary Round-Marian Mrs. Holly Rubbo Brenda & Mansel Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Ruffing Mr. & Mrs. John Ryder Mr. Derek Salvino Mrs. Jennifer K. Salyer

Mr. Charles King Sanders Ms. Cynthia Sanford Mr. Ramesh Sarathi Mr. & Mrs. Ross Saunders Ms. Stacey Saunders & Mr. Jeff Smith Ms. Susan E. Scarrow Mr. & Mrs. Donald Schmuck Mr. David Schultz & Ms. Beth Stegle Jean & Robert Schwarz Dr. & Mrs. H. Irving Schweppe Jr. Mr. Victor E. Serrato Mr. & Mrs. Vic Shainock Mrs. Melissa Shaw Ms. Geri Shoop Mr. James D. Simpson, III Mr. Gary A. Smith & Mr. Jim Murdaugh Mr. Hilary Smith & Ms. Lijda Vellekoop Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Smith Mr. & Mrs. William Smith Mr. Ronald B. Stein Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Steinman Ms. Becky Stemper Mr. & Mrs. Gary Stenerson Ms. Bobbie Sumerlin Mr. John L. Sutterby Ms. Amy Sutton Barb Swartz Dr. Jeffrey Sweterlitsch Mr. & Mrs. George Tallichet Ms. Carolyn Tanner Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Glenn & Cay Taylor Mr. Kerry Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Van Teeters Mr. & Ms. Gary Teletzke Mr. John F. Terwilliger & Ms. Laura Codman Ms. Betsy Mims & Mr. Howard D. Thames Eric & Carol Timmreck Mr. & Mrs. Dale M. Tingleaf Mr. G. M. Tolunay David & Ann Tomatz Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. Toole Mrs. Betsie Tremant Mrs. Eliot P. Tucker Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Utecht Mr. & Mrs. Jon P. Valfre Mr. Charles Veith Pieter & Janet Vrancken May Wang Mr. & Mrs. Bill Warburton Mr. & Mrs. David Ward Mr. Kenneth W. Warren Ms. Bryony Jane Welsh Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. White Mrs. Johannah Wilkenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Wilkinson Ms. Lane A. Williams Dr. Wayne Wilner Ms. Susan N. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Wilson Ms. Susan Wood Mr. & Mrs. Emil Wulfe Mr. Michael Wynhoff Ms. Alexandra Yates Mr. & Mrs. Mark Yzaguirre Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Zerke Anonymous (24)

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Nau III Elizabeth & Gary Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson David & Paula Steakley

Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr Ms. Judith Vincent Shirley & Joel Wahlberg

As of June 1, 2013 To note any errors or omissions, please call Darryl de Mello at (713) 337-8529.

Houston Symphony Pops Donors Ima Hogg Society $150,000 or More Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Sybil F. Roos

Centennial Society $100,000-$149,000 Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith

Maestro’s Society $50,000-$74,999

Darlene & Cappy Bisso


Concertmaster’s Society $25,000-$49,999

Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Allen & Almira Gelwick, Lockton Companies Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Mr. Brian Teichman & Mr. Andrew Cordes

Conductor’s Circle, Platinum $15,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Susan & Dick Hansen Ms. Nancey Lobb

Conductor’s Circle, Gold $10,000-$14,999

Graham & Janet Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Cindy & Richard Deere John & Minerva Esquivel Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann

Conductor’s Circle, Silver $7,500-$9,999

Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Mr. Scott Ensell Marianne & Robert Ivany Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz Paul & Rita Morico Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson

Houston Symphony Pops Donors Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson Roman & Sally Reed Linda & Jerry Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. Leland Tate

Conductor’s Circle, Bronze $5,000-$7,499

Lilia Khakimova & C. Robert Bunch Marilyn Caplovitz Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Caruso Ms. Sara Jo Devine Connie & Byron Dyer Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hamaker Janice & Allan King Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kotts Marine Foods Express, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. John N. Matzer III Richard & Juliet Moynihan Terry Murphree Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Jean & Allan Quiat Vicky & Michael Richker Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William K. Robbins Jr. Sally & Denney Wright

Grand Patron $2,500-$4,999

Mr. & Mrs. J. Emery Anderson Rita & Geoffrey Bayliss Dr. Christopher Buehler & Ms. Jill Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Bruce G. Buhler Mr. & Ms. Eric J. Gongre Mr. Robert Grant & Ms. Christine Romsdahl Kathleen & Dick Hayes Rex & Marillyn King Mr. & Mrs. Terry McGill Edward Lee McIntosh, C.P.M. Alice R. McPherson, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Ben A. Reid Shirley & Marvin Rich Carole & Barry Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stewart Mr. & Mrs. William Thweatt Mr. & Mrs. William B. Welte III Anonymous (1)

Patron $1,000-$2,499

Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley Agbor Stanley & Martha Bair Donald & Dottie Bates Ms. Deborah S. Bautch Mr. Allen J. Becker Mr. John S. Beury Ellen Box Ms. Suzie Boyd Robert & Gwen Bray Ms. Barbara A. Brooks Mr. David Carrier David Chambers & Alex Steffler Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Colton Mr. William V. Conover II The Honorable & Mrs. William C. Crassas Mr. & Mrs. Robert Creager Ms. Roseline Curran Ms. Ann Currens Becky & Joe Demeter Barbara Dokell Mr. & Mrs. James E. Dorsett Dr. Burdett S. & Mrs. Kathleen C.E. Dunbar Jo Lynn & Gregg Falgout / Island Operating Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fanning Mark Folkes & Christopher Johnston Ms. Jessica Ford Carol & Larry Fradkin Paula & Alfred Friedlander Friends of the Houston Symphony Mr. & Mrs. James K. Garner Mrs. Lotty Gautschi Mrs. Lillian Gaylor Mr. Evan B. Glick Julius & Suzan Glickman Ms. Melissa Goodman Mary & Paul Gregory Mr. & Ms. Charles R. Hall Mr. & Mrs. George A. Helland Mr. & Mrs. Alex Howard Stephen Jeu & Susanna Calvo Michael & Darcy Krajewski Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred M. Krenek Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lang Mr. & Mrs. Robin Lease Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Mason Steve & Linda Massie Mr. & Mrs. Alan May Jr.

Pinet & Jim McBride Mr. Marvin McMurrey & Mrs. Martha Rocks Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Raghu Narayan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Ogden Mrs. Kay M. Onstead Margaret & V. Scott Pignolet Mr. & Mrs. Gary Prentice W. R. Purifoy Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Raizner Mr. & Mrs. John T. Riordan Soren & Annetta Rose Mr. Morris Rubin Megan & Peter Shedden Dr. & Mr. Adrian D. Shelley Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Symko Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Thompson Ms. Virginia Torres Ms. Jody Verwers Larry & Connie Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Woodard Jr. Nancy & Scott Wynant Anonymous (4)

Director $500-$999

Rev. & Mrs. H. Eldon Akerman Mrs. Sally Alcorn Mr. & Mrs. Steve Ameen Dr. & Mrs. William S. Banks III Jim & Susan Berdahl Mr. Donald Blakey Mr. Billy Bray Dr. & Mrs. R. L. Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. Burris Dr. Maria Calcina Dr. Cecil Christensen Richard & Marcia Churns Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Cook Mr. Warren Dean Mr. & Mrs. George Dobbin Mr. & Mrs. Randy Dunn John & Joyce Eagle Mildred & Richard Ellis Mr. John Eymann Mrs. Mary Gangelhoff Mr. & Mrs. L. Henry Gissell Jr. Ms. Shari Glover & Mr. James King Mr. Garland Gray Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Dale Hardy

Mr. & Mrs. Don Harrison Richard & Beverly Hickman Ms. Margy Keaton Mr. Don E. Kingsley Ms. Amy Lacy Mr. Gerrit Leeftink Mr. & Mrs. William R. Leighton Mr. & Mrs. Barry I. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lindgren Renee & Michael Locklar Mr. & Mrs. James D. Long Ms. Doris M. Magee Mr. & Mrs. Pat Mann Mr. & Mrs. Robert Martin Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McEvoy Mr. & Mrs. David R. McKeithan Jr. Mr. James Miner Paul & Molly Mugnier Mr. & Mrs. Gary Noble Jim & Arlene Payne Jesus Alejandro Perez Rementeria Mr. & Mrs. Roland W. Pringle Judy & Bill Pursell Mr. & Mrs. Venu Rao Mr. & Mrs. John Reinert Mrs. Pamela Royal Claudette & Tim Shaunty Mr. Michael Shawiak Mr. Michel Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Siegele Charlotte Stafford James C. Stanka Mr. Alan Stuckert Dr. & Mrs. Frank C. Sung Mr. & Mrs. Carl N. Tongberg Mr. James Trippett Mr. & Mrs. Eugene N. Tulich Mrs. Patricia Twining Mr. Gary Van Rooyan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Venus Mr. & Mrs. Jaime Viancos Mr. & Mrs. Michael Villarreal Dr. & Mrs. William C. Watkins Anonymous (7) As of June 1, 2013 To note any errors or omissions, please call Darryl de Mello at (713) 337-8529.


$1,000,000 & above

Houston Endowment Houston Symphony Endowment Houston Symphony League The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $500,000-$999,999 The Brown Foundation, Inc. City of Houston and Theater District Improvement, Inc. The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts $100,000-$499,999

Albert & Margaret Alkek Foundation M.D. Anderson Foundation City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board The Cullen Foundation The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation / Palmetto Partners Ltd. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation


John P. McGovern Foundation Ray C. Fish Foundation The Humphreys Foundation $25,000-$49,999

Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Sterling-Turner Foundation

$10,000-$24,999 Bauer Family Foundation Carleen & Alde Fridge Foundation The Melbern G. & Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Houston Symphony League Bay Area Jack S. & Donna P. Josey Foundation Alvin & Lucy Owsley Foundation Mithoff Family Foundation The Powell Foundation Vivian L. Smith Foundation The Schissler Foundation Vaughn Foundation Anonymous

$2,500-$9,999 LTR Lewis Cloverdale Foundation William E. & Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust The Hood-Barrow Foundation Houston First Leon Jaworski Foundation William S. & Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Lubrizol Foundation Kinder Morgan Foundation Lynne Murray, Sr. Educational Foundation Nightingale Code Foundation Keith & Mattie Stevenson Foundation Strake Foundation Texas Commission on the Arts $1,000-$2,499 Diamond Family Foundation The Mary & Thomas Graselli Endowment Foundation The Helmle-Shaw Foundation Huffington Foundation The Lilian Kaiser Lewis Foundation The Oshman Foundation State Employee Charitable Campaign

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Houston Symphony Business Council Co-Chairs Ralph Burch, ConocoPhillips David Wuthrich, MARSH Private Client Business Council Host Committee: Prentiss Burt, J.P. Morgan Janet F. Clark, Marathon Oil Corporation Cindy Deere, Shell Oil Company Gene Dewhurst, Falcon Seaboard Mike Doherty, Frost Bank Mauro Gimenez, Russell Reynolds Associates Allen Gelwick, Lockton Companies Kathleen Hayes, Merrill Lynch Roz Larkey, Cameron International Corporation Steven P. Mach, Mach Industrial Group, LP

Michael Mann, Mann Eye Institute Paul Mann, Mann Eye Institute David Massin, Wells Fargo Billy McCartney, Vitol Inc. (retired) Paul Morico, Baker Botts, LLP Dana Ondrias, Mann Eye Institute Ed Osterberg, Mayer Brown, LLP Robert A. Peiser, Imperial Sugar Company (retired) Geoffroy Petit, TOTAL Greg Powers, Halliburton David Pruner, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Ron Rand, Rand Group, LLC

John Rydman, Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods Manolo Sanchez, BBVA Compass Mark Schusterman, Museum District Plastic Surgery Jerome Simon, Northern Trust L. Proctor Thomas, Baker Botts, LLP (retired) Ileana Treviño, Memorial Hermann Foundation Bobby Tudor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company Jesse Tutor, Accenture (retired) Margaret Waisman, Affiliated Dermatologists of Houston Fredric Weber, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Beth Wolff, Wolff & Associates, Inc.

Corporations As of June 1, 2013

$100,000 and above

BBVA Compass ConocoPhillips The Methodist Hospital System Palmetto Partners Ltd. / The Robert and Janie McNair Foundation Spec’s Charitable Foundation * United Airlines $50,000-$99,999

* Baker Botts L.L.P. Cameron International Corporation Cameron Management Chevron ExxonMobil Frost Bank GDF SUEZ Energy North America Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo * Houston Public Media * Jackson and Company JPMorgan Chase Kalsi Engineering Marathon Oil Corporation * Neiman Marcus Rose Hill Meadows Corporation Shell Oil Company * TODD Events TOTAL


* Aztec Bank of America The Boeing Company * Bright Star * Christofle Chubb Group of Insurance Companies * Darryl & Co. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. * Houston Chronicle KPMG LLP Memorial Hermann Health System * PaperCity The Rand Group, LLC * Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Vinson & Elkins LLP Wells Fargo


Amegy Bank of Texas Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Avalon Advisors, LLC Bank of Houston, James D. Stein Bank of Texas Beck Redden LLP Bisso Marine Co., Inc. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP CenterPoint Energy * City Kitchen Cooper Industries, Inc. * Crown Castle International Corp. Enbridge Energy Company Ernst & Young Gorman’s Uniform Service Halliburton H-E-B Locke Lord LLP Lockton Companies of Houston Macy’s / Macy’s Foundation Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center

Merrill Lynch Private Bank & Investment Group MetroBank, N.A. Microsoft Northern Trust Palmetto Partners, Ltd. Regions Bank Schlumberger, Ltd. SPIR STAR, Ltd. Star Furniture UBS USI Insurance Services LLC $5,000-$9,999 American Express Philanthropic Program Bloomberg, L.L.P. Marine Foods Express, Ltd. Michem International, Inc. New Era Life Insurance Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Salient Partners Spectra Energy Stewart Title Company Swift Energy Company Gifts below $4,999

Air Liquide American Corporation Boulware & Valoir EOG Resources, Inc. GEM Insurance Agencies Geste LLC Gulf Marine Product Co., Ltd Intertek JaPage Partnership La Esperanza Oil & Gas, LLC / La Esperanza Christian Foundation Louis Vuitton Martha Turner Properties SEI, Global Institutional Group Smith, Graham & Company Williams Companies, Inc. Wolff & Associates, Inc.

* Contribution includes in-kind support

Corporate Matching Gifts As of June 1, 2013 Aetna Apache Corporation Bank of America BBVA Compass Boeing BP Foundation


Caterpillar Chevron Chubb Group Coca-Cola ConocoPhillips Eli Lilly and Company ExxonMobil

General Electric General Mills Goldman, Sachs & Company Halliburton Hewlett-Packard Houston Endowment IBM

ING Financial Services Corporation KBR Merrill Lynch NAACO Industries, Inc. Neiman Marcus Northern Trust

Occidental Petroleum Shell Oil Company Spectra Energy Williams Companies, Inc.

LEGACY SOCIETY The Legacy Society honors those who have included the Houston Symphony in their long-term estate plans through bequests, life-income gifts or other deferred-giving arrangements. Members of the Legacy Society enjoy a variety of benefits, including an annual musical event. The Houston Symphony would like to extend its deepest thanks to the members of the Legacy Society—and with their permission, we are pleased to acknowledge them below. If you would like to learn more about ways to provide for the Houston Symphony in your estate plans, please contact Mark Folkes, Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts, at (713) 337-8251 or Daniel B. Barnum Janice H. Barrow George & Betty Bashen Dorothy B. Black Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield Ronald C. Borschow Joe Brazzatti Zu Broadwater Terry Ann Brown Dr. Joan K. Bruchas & H. Philip Cowdin Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Erin Brunner Eugene R. Bruns Sylvia J. Carroll Janet F. Clark William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes Mr. William E. Colburn Dr. Lida S. Dahm Leslie Barry Davidson Harrison R. T. Davis Judge & Mrs. Harold DeMoss Jr. Jean & sJack Ellis The Aubrey and Sylvia Farb Family Eugene Fong Ginny Garrett Michael B. George Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn

Mr. & Mrs. Keith E. Gott Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Randolph Lee Groninger Mrs. Gloria Herman Marilyn & Robert M. Hermance Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth Dr. Edward J. & Mrs. Patti Hurwitz Kenneth Hyde Mr. Brian James Drs. Rita & Blair Justice Dr. & Mrs. Ira Kaufman, M.D. John S. W. Kellett Ann Kennedy & Geoffrey Walker Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Ulyesse LeGrange Mrs. Frances E. Leland Dr. Mary R. Lewis E. W. Long Jr. Sandra Magers Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Mr. & Mrs. Jay Marks James Matthews Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Mazow Mr. & Mrs. Gene McDavid Charles E. McKerley Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan

Miss Catherine Jane Merchant Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Ron Mikita Katherine Taylor Mize Ione Moran Sidney Moran Sue A. Morrison and Children Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Moynihan Gretchen Anne Myers Bobbie & Arthur Newman John & Leslie Niemand Dave B. Nussmann Edward C. Osterberg Jr. Joan D. Osterweil Imogen “Immy” Papadopoulos Sara M. Peterson Geraldine S. Priest Daniel F. Prosser Gloria & Joe Pryzant Mrs. Dana Puddy Walter M. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Sandeen Charles K. Sanders Charles King Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Seay II Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer

Dr. & Mrs. Kazuo Shimada Jule & Albert Smith Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Snyder Mike & sAnita Stude Emily H. & David K. Terry Stephen G. Tipps Steve Tostengard, in memory of Ardyce Tostengard Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Dr. Carlos Vallbona & Children Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. David M. Wax & Elaine Arden Cali Robert G. Weiner Vicki West, in honor of Hans Graf Geoffrey Westergaard Jennifer R. Wittman Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Woods Mr. & Mrs. David Wuthrich Anonymous (9) As of June 1, 2013 sDeceased

IN MEMORIAM We honor the memory of those who in life included the Houston Symphony in their estate plans. Their thoughtfulness and generosity will continue to inspire and enrich lives for generations to come! Mr. Thomas D. Barrow W. P. Beard Mrs. H. Raymond Brannon Anthony Brigandi Lawrence E. Carlton, M.D. Mrs. Albert V. Caselli Lee Allen Clark Jack Ellis Mrs. Robin A. Elverson

Frank R. Eyler Helen Bess Fariss Foster Christine E. George Mrs. Marcella Levine Harris General & Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Miss Ima Hogg Burke & Octavia Holman Mrs. L. F. McCollum Joan B. McKerley

Monroe L. Mendelsohn Jr. Mrs. Janet Moynihan Constantine S. Nicandros Hanni Orton Stewart Orton, Legacy Society co-founder Dr. Michael Papadopoulos Miss Louise Pearl Perkins Mr. Howard Pieper

Walter W. Sapp, Legacy Society co-founder J. Fred & Alma Laws Lunsford Schultz Ms. Jean R. Sides John K. & Fanny W. Stone Dorothy Barton Thomas Mrs. Harry C. Wiess Mrs. Edward Wilkerson

CHORUS ENDOWMENT DONORS $500 or more As of June 1, 2013

Erin Asprec Paul & Vickie Davis Steve Dukes

Robert Lee Gomez Ken Mathews Bryan & Vickie McMicken Dave B. Nussmann

Nina & Peter Peropoulos Jennifer Klein Salyer Susan Scarrow Beth Anne Weidler & Stephen M. James

Pam & Jim Wilhite Anonymous (1)

Darryl & Co. DLG Research & Marketing Solutions Elaine Turner Designs Elegant Events by Michael Festari Foster Quan LLP Gittings Gucci H.E.B. Hilton Americas – Houston Houston First Hotel Granduca Hotel Icon Houston Astros Houston Chronicle

Houston Grand Opera Houston Texans Intercontinental Hotel Houston Jackson and Company JOHANNUS Organs of Texas John L. Wortham & Son, L.P. John Wright/Textprint The Lancaster Hotel Limb Design Martha Turner Properties Meera Buck & Associates Minuteman Press – Post Oak Momentum Jaguar Music & Arts Neiman Marcus New Leaf Publishing, Inc.

Nos Caves Vin PaperCity Pro/Sound Rice University Saint Arnold’s Brewery Shecky’s Media, Inc. Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Staging Solutions Stewart Title TODD Events Tony’s Tootsies United Airlines Valobra Jewlery & Antiques Versace Yahama

IN KIND DONORS As of June 1, 2013

A Fare Extraordinaire Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc. Aztec Baker Botts L.L.P. Bergner & Johnson BKD, LLP Boat Ranch Bright Star Christofle City Kitchen Classical 91.7 FM Cognetic Culinaire Carl R. Cunningham

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BACKSTAGE PASS Bradley White, trombone Birthplace: New Orleans, LA Education: Bachelor of Music from Rice University; Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music Joined the Houston Symphony: 2000 I began playing trombone: At age 11, in the Texas band program. There are actually many professional brass players all over the world that came from the Texas band program. Earliest musical memory: My mother singing to me when I was around 2 or 3 years old. I can still hear those songs in my head as if it were yesterday. A musical family: My mother loved singing in her church choir and often sang her own songs. My aunt’s family has a bluegrass group that regularly sings at functions. Her family members consider their guitars to be some of their most prized possessions. I was also told at a family reunion about one of my relatives winning an Arkansas state fiddle championship. Although, that last one could be completely bogus.

If you weren’t a professional musician: I’ve always loved computers and technology. When I was around 11 years old, the Commodore 64 came out, and I had to have one. I loved programming all of these short little programs, and I ran my own bulletin board system. We called ourselves sysops (for system operators). We used ridiculously slow modems and called numbers directly, since this was before the days of the ubiquitous Internet. Before I won my job in the Houston Symphony, I worked in the software industry for three years. I was working on so many different aspects of the software life cycle that I became a real jack of all trades. I am also a part-time dare devil of sorts. When I was younger, I was known With his two daughters at the Museum for jumping long distances on my dirt of Natural Science Houston bike. I once jumped over 30 feet (we measured!). My parents often joked that the doctors in On vacation in Matacanes Canyon, the ER knew me by name. I continued this dare devil Monterrey, Mexico behavior until my 30s, when I did an idiotic backflip off a cliff narrowly missing the rocks below. After that, I decided to stop doing such dangerous stunts. I would probably routinely skydive if my wife, Maura, hadn’t finally put her foot down.

Career inspiration: There were a number of events that foreshadowed and guided my fate, but the defining moment occurred after I heard Mozart’s Requiem for the first time. In my opinion, this is the greatest work by Mozart— a composer who has been described as the greatest mind of the last thousand years. Little-known fact: Surprisingly, or perhaps not, there are many things about being a musician that are really challenging. Most physical injuries often leave us unable to do our jobs for days, weeks, years or sometimes not ever again. The hours are not terribly conducive to spending time with our families. We often confuse our self-worth with the level of our last performance. When we go on vacation, we must bring our instrument so that we can prepare for when we return to the orchestra. There are many times that I believe I would love to do something else, but then I admit, that I couldn’t be more wrong. Playing the music we do with the people in 36

this orchestra is a love and obsession that I will probably never willfully leave. I love seeing the enjoyment that my family and patrons get when they attend concerts, and I often realize that I am happiest when I am on stage.

Pivotal career moment: In February 2008, I had a case of Bells Palsy. A virus attacked the seventh facial nerve on the right side of my face, and I was completely paralyzed in that area for three months. Luckily, the nerve was not completely dead. Over the process of the next 13 months, the nerves healed, and I was able to retrain my face to play the trombone again. It was quite the learning experience because I had to start from scratch and work my way up to playing in the orchestra again. It has taken about five years to get to the point where playing feels natural again. When I was away, I really missed playing in the orchestra, and it was difficult to even listen to anything orchestra-related. Two positives from the experience are that during my leave, I was able to spend a lot of time with my twins girls who were 2 at the time, and I also developed a new-found appreciation for playing in the orchestra. When I’m not at Jones Hall: I’m letting my twin 6-year-old girls dress me up with hair bows while they laugh hysterically. Honestly, I don’t think it’s that funny.

Houston Symphony Magazine - July 2013  
Houston Symphony Magazine - July 2013  

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