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January • 2013
Programs 12 January 11 14 January 12-13 19 January 18-20 23 January 31, February 2-3 26 February 1
On Stage and Off 5 Credits 32 Donors 4 Education and Community Programs 30 Endowment Trust 7 Hans Graf 9 Letter to Patrons 9 New Century Society 8 Orchestra and Staff 28 Symphony Society
On February 1, legendary singer Smokey Robinson will join the Houston Symphony for one night of his timeless hits.
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor are this year’s Symphony Ball chairs! Read all about their recent Ball Kick-off party, and their plans for the main event on March 8.
Features 6 2013 Houston Symphony Ball Launch Party 40 Backstage Pass 21 Louis Armstrong Trivia 6 Magical Musical Morning—Good Ship Lollipop 10 Spotlight on Wozzeck 20 Upcoming Performances
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Coming in March, Wozzeck will be Maestro Graf’’s signature program of the year. Read about his approach to this concert and why this is the one program of the season that you shouldn’t miss!
Education and Community Programs.............................................................. Big Brothers, Big Sisters and The Rand Group Join Forces for Wands and Batons The Houston Symphony hosted members of Big Brothers Big Sisters at the first Family Concert of the season thanks to a sponsorship from The Rand Group, LLC. Fourteen pairs of adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) attended Wands & Batons: The Music of Harry Potter & More on October 6. After the concert, the group met Associate Conductor Robert Franz, still dressed in his “Hedwig the Owl” costume, and were treated to lunch in Jones Hall. “The Rand Group is very committed to the local community in Houston,” said Ron Rand, President and CEO of The Rand Group, LLC. “For years, I’ve attended events at the Houston Symphony, and the idea of exposing children to more music and culture in a positive way really resonates with me. When we were presented with the opportunity to underwrite the Family Concert Series, I knew it was a great fit for
our corporate vision. Given the nature of these events, and our belief in the value of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Houston, providing event tickets to the organization was a perfect way to give to the Symphony while also enriching the lives of children. I personally attended the concert, along with some of our other employees—many of whom chose to volunteer. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves, and it was great to see the children have such a unique experience.” “Our kids and volunteers experienced classical music in a fun and festive way with the Houston Symphony. Activities like this provide unique opportunities and leave lasting impressions for our matches. Many thanks to The Rand Group for its generosity and making this day possible,” said Ron Hadley, Greater Houston President, Big Brothers Big Sisters.
............................................................................................................................ 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 The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Lieutenant Governor David H. Dewhurst Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Houston Symphony Endowment Trust John & Lindy Rydman / Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods Underwriter - $50,000+ Cameron International Corporation ExxonMobil Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund GDF SUEZ Energy North America JPMorgan Chase Marathon Oil Corporation John P. McGovern Foundation Shell Oil Company Sponsor - $25,000+
The Boeing Company 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 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 Trust: Margarett & Alice Brown Endowment Fund for Education Lawrence E. Carlton M.D. Endowment Fund for Youth Programs The Hearst Foundation Spec’s Charitable Foundation www.houstonsymphony.org
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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. January 2013
2013 Houston Symphony Ball Launch Party................................................... Kick-off for A White Night Salute
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To celebrate the launch of the 2013 Houston Symphony Ball—Russian Rhapsody: A White Night Salute to Hans and Margarita Graf, Chairmen Bobby and Phoebe Tudor hosted a vodka tasting kick-off party high atop downtown’s Heritage Plaza. Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson welcomed more than 125 guests and introduced the chairmen. The Tudors made note of what a special night the Symphony Ball will be for Honorees Hans and Margarita Graf, in Maestro Graf’s Farewell Season as Houston Symphony Music Director, and shared the excitement that is building around the white-tie event to be held in a tented ballroom on Rice University’s campus. The site was selected in recognition of the Symphony’s connection with Rice University, the recipient of the Houston Symphony Community Partnership Award, as well as Maestro Graf’s affiliation as a faculty member of the prestigious Shepherd School of Music. Mary Fusillo, the Ball auction chair, shared some details about the silent auction featuring exclusive “experiences” with trips to Arts Festivals Around the World. Phoebe Tudor revealed that the Ball décor will be created by designer Todd Fiscus of Todd Events from Dallas, with a sophisticated and delicious menu designed by Jackson Hicks, in honor of the Grafs. She also announced that heartthrob trumpeter and crooner Jeremy Davenport will perform jazz selections throughout the evening with his band from New Orleans, in honor of Maestro Graf’s passion for great jazz music! Make your reservation now for this spectacular event on March 8, 2013—all to benefit Music Matters!, the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. For more information and to secure your place, contact a member of the Houston Symphony Special Events team at (713) 238-1485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Magical Musical Morning—Good Ship Lollipop. .........................................
December 2 was a whimsical morning at the Houston Symphony League’s annual holiday fundraiser and family celebration, Magical Musical Morning—Good Ship Lollipop. Chairmen Danielle and Josh Batchelor, Courtney and John Chapoton and Grandparent Chairman Beth Wolff gathered more than 350 guests at River Oaks Country Club Ballroom for this cheerful morning of music, crafts and a little taste of “where bon-bons play on the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay.” The day was a flurry of activity with children, dressed in their holiday best, bouncing between decorating reindeer ornaments and gingerbread cookies, creating jingle bell candy canes, embellishing tote bags and visiting the Symphony’s ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo. The longest line in the room was for pictures with the man of the season—Santa Claus! Adorning each table were gumdrop topiaries, designed by Chairman Courtney Chapoton, that were later sold for additional fundraising. Viviana Denechaud won the special door prize of a Culinaire-inspired dessert fête in the Green Room at Jones Hall for 10 children and five chaperones at one of the Houston Symphony’s Family Series concerts at Jones Hall. Live music was provided by a youth string quartet of Virtuosi of Houston musicians, while guests indulged in a traditional brunch buffet that included tyke-pleasers like chocolate chip pancakes and chicken strips. Through the generosity of Symphony donors and in partnership with The Salvation Army Family Residence, 16 children from the residence were selected to enjoy the morning’s festivities and were among the crowd of smiling young faces. Guests also enjoyed a short musical presentation by Houston Symphony musicians highlighting the Symphony Scouts program, the early childhood musical experience this event supports. Symphony Scouts is the newest offering in the portfolio of Music Matters!, the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.
Hans Graf Biography.......................................................................................... Photo by Sandy Lankford
Known for his wide range of repertoire and creative programming, distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf—the Houston Symphony’s 15th Music Director—is one of today’s most highly respected musicians. He began his tenure here on Opening Night of the 2001-2002 season. Prior to his appointment in Houston, he was music director of the Calgary Philharmonic, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest with all of the major North American orchestras, Graf has developed a close relationship with the Boston Symphony and appears regularly with the orchestra during the subscription season and at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Houston Symphony in January 2006 and returned leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in March 2007. He and the Houston Symphony were invited to appear at Carnegie Hall in January 2010 to present the New York premiere of The Planets—An HD Odyssey and returned in May 2012, to participate in Carnegie’s Spring for Music Festival. Internationally, Graf conducts in the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and Australia. In June 2012, he and the Houston Symphony became the first American orchestra ever to perform at the Festival of the World’s Symphony Orchestras in Moscow, Russia. He also led the Houston Symphony on a tour of the UK in October 2010 to present the international premiere of The Planets—An HD Odyssey. He has participated in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bregenz, Aix en Provence and Salzburg Festivals. His U.S. festival appearances include Tanglewood, Blossom Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Grant Park Music Festival in downtown Chicago. An experienced opera conductor, Graf first conducted the Vienna State Opera in 1981 and has since led productions in the opera houses of Berlin, Munich, Paris and Rome, including several world premieres. Recent engagements include Parsifal at the Zurich Opera and Boris Godunov at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg. Born in 1949 near Linz, Graf studied violin and piano as a child. He earned diplomas in piano and conducting from the Musikhochschule in Graz and continued his studies with Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache and Arvid Jansons. His career was launched in 1979 when he was awarded first prize at the Karl Böhm Competition. His extensive discography includes recordings with the Houston Symphony, available through houstonsymphony.org: works by Bartók and Stravinsky, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, Berg’s Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite, a DVD of The Planets—An HD Odyssey and most recently, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Graf has been awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre de la Legion d’Honneur by the French government for championing French music around the world and the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria. Hans and Margarita Graf have homes in Salzburg and Houston. They have one daughter, Anna, who lives in Vienna.
Orchestra and Staff. .......................................................................................... Hans Graf, Music Director
Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO
Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski,
Principal Pops Conductor
Sponsor, Cameron Management
Sponsor, Beth Madison
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** Sergei Galperin MiHee Chung Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Oleg Chelpanov*
double Bass: David Malone, Acting Principal Eric Larson, Acting Associate Principal Mark Shapiro 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 Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly** Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare David Brubaker*
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 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 Hellen Weberpal*
Flute: Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair John Thorne, Associate Principal** Judy Dines, Acting Associate Principal Allison Jewett** Gina Hughes* Rebecca Powell Garfield* Piccolo: Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell Garfield*
English Horn: Adam Dinitz Clarinet: David Peck, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin E-Flat Clarinet: Thomas LeGrand 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** Benjamin Atherholt* Contrabassoon: J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt* Horn: William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Acting Associate Principal* Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Wade Butin*
Steinway is the official piano of the Houston Symphony. James B. Kozak, Piano Technician. Local assistance is provided by Forshey Piano Co. The Houston Symphonyâ€™s concert piano is a gift of Mrs. Helen B. Rosenbaum.
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 Keyboard: Scott Holshouser, Principal Neva Watkins West Chair Orchestra Personnel Manager: Michael Gorman Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager: Open 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 **Leave of Absence ***Regular Substitute
Meg Philpot, Director of Human Resources Stacey Spears, Executive Assistant and Board Liaison Amanda T. Dinitz, Director, Executive Operations Steve Wenig, Director, Community Partnerships
Steven Brosvik, General Manager Roger Daily, Director, Music Matters! Michael Gorman, Orchestra Personnel Manager Kristin L. Johnson, Director, Operations and Production Allison Conlan, Music Matters! Coordinator Donald Ray Jackson, Stage Manager Kelly Morgan, Assistant Stage Manager 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
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David Chambers, Chief Development Officer Stephanie Jones, Senior Director, Events and League Relations Mark Folkes, Director, Individual Giving and Major Gifts Vickie Hamley, Director, Volunteer Services Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, Director, Corporate Relations Peter Yenne, Director, Foundation Relations and Development Communications Darryl de Mello, Annual Fund Manager Jennifer Martin, Institutional Giving Coordinator Irma Molina, Development Assistant, Gifts and Records Annette Moore, Development Operations Manager Nicole Peralta, Associate Director, Events Sarah Beth Seifert, Manager, Events Sarah Slemmons, Patron Donor Relations Manager Lena Streetman, Manager, Prospect Research Alexandra Yates, Development Officer, Individual Giving
Letter to Patrons................................................................................................ Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Happy New Year! Chief among the many approaching celebrations in 2013 is the fact that we will reach our 100th year on June 21. In 1913, the Symphony performed its first concert on that day in the Majestic Theater, a venue whose name has been applied to three different buildings in downtown Houston over the years. The Symphony performed there when it was located on the corner of Texas and Milam—where the Houston Chronicle stands today—and featured a state-of-the-art cooling system—a rooftop exhaust fan that moved 250,000 cubic feet of air every three minutes. We hope you will join us in Jones Hall, our primary concert hall since 1966, on Wednesday, February 6 for the official announcement of our Centennial Season. Concerts during the 2013-14 season will be especially star-studded and memorable in celebration of the Centennial. We are confident that you will agree: it will be a season that should not be missed! Staff and board volunteers have been working for 18 months to develop a new logo, brand and digital platform to be released in conjunction with our Centennial Season. The Houston Symphony brand is the combination of every interaction that our patrons have with the organization; yet, it’s more than colors and design. It is the overall values and personality expressed by the institution to the world at large. We’ve seen the impressive results and look forward to sharing them with you next month. In other news, the Houston Symphony League will host the 66th Concerto Competition at the University of Houston on January 5. For many years, the competition was conducted with divisions for piano and strings. The modern-day event is open to student musicians who play any standard orchestral instrument or piano. The gold medal winner receives $1,000 along with a coveted position in the spotlight as a guest soloist in the Houston Symphony’s 2014 Salute to Educators concert. Good luck to the 11 finalists! On March 1 and 2, the Houston Symphony will perform one of its most exciting projects to date, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck. Innovative, audacious and bold, this opera is not performed very often, and it’s been decades since it was last performed in Houston. This is one of Hans Graf’s signature pieces for his finalé season. Read pages 10-11 for Hans’ fascinating perspective on this 100-year-old work and why he considers this performance a “must” for any Houstonian seeking cultural discovery.
Robert A. Peiser President Photo by bruce bennett
Mark C. Hanson Executive Director/CEO
New Century Society for Artistic Excellence and Innovation....................... The New Century Society for Artistic Excellence and Innovation 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 Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1411, or David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525.
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On March 1 and 2, the Houston Symphony will perform one of its most exciting projects to date, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck (pronounced “votseck”). Staged as a dramatic concert opera, this project is
What is Wozzeck about? What is the plot? The plot is not complicated. Wozzeck is a poor soldier in the barracks serving his Captain—shaving him, doing little tasks for him—and gets very little money for that. He adds to his income by serving as a “guinea pig” for a doctor who thinks about the glory of his science much more than the health of people. Wozzeck is also exposed as a frail, humble man to the bullying of his peers and his colleagues, which happens very often. The only thing he has in his life is his commonlaw wife, Marie, and their little son. This is kind of a safe haven for him and for her. Yet, he is a poor man, and he is very much absorbed by his work. Marie is very much on her own, and she is just a human being. She sees this great, young guy (Drum Major), and she shows sympathy just watching him, admiring him. He, sensing this, takes advantage of her and she says very bitter words in the scene where she goes to accept his advances, “So be it, it is all the same.” She receives a pair of earrings from the Drum Major; Wozzeck sees them, and suspicion mounts. 10 www.houstonsymphony.org
deeply important to Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf. Houston Symphony Magazine spoke with Graf about Wozzeck’s significance in music history, as well as why Houston needs to hear this work.
Wozzeck is teased by the Captain and by the Doctor. He witnesses how the two dance at a tavern, Marie and the Drum Major. He is then beaten up by the Drum Major, who is bragging. Wozzeck gets mad and he, losing everything, says to Marie, “If I can’t have you, if I can’t love you, nobody will.” He kills Marie and he kills himself, and left behind is their little child of a couple of years who doesn’t understand the world. The whole aim of the opera is to show compassion—to empathize with a poor man and a poor women, who are prisoners of their fate and are driven to this catastrophic ending. You don’t blame anybody after this opera—neither Marie for being an adulterous wife, nor Wozzeck for murdering her. You just feel very deeply moved and sad, and I think this is a highly ethical thing. It invites you to contribute to a world that does not allow such a catastrophe. Wozzeck is the most peaceful and benign man who turns to his last resort—murder. Unexpected, but inevitable. Marie is just a nice young woman who has a good heart and likes
her difficult Wozzeck and tries to be good with him, but just sees the temptation as a ray of sunshine or a beam of light that comes into her life. She enjoys that and is punished dearly for it. Why is Wozzeck important? I consider Wozzeck as the greatest work of music and drama in the whole 20th century. It’s unique because it reached, with a triumph, a new level, which has never been reached again. Berg was a fabulous and highly skilled, technical composer, and he uses all of his talent in Wozzeck to create the purest dramatic and psychological reality with truthfulness. Of the incredible group of Viennese composers of the beginning 20th century, Alban Berg is the one who brings together in his music past and future, tradition and innovation, emotion and construction in a most unique and impressive way. And especially Wozzeck, in my opinion, is his most poignant and his most important work in terms of musical, aesthetical and ethical significance. It is a work of great humanity and deep expression, not just another “expressionist” opera. Wozzeck is not performed very often. Why? Wozzeck is performed quite often, but not in the United States. It is a demanding piece, but a performance is always something special, spectacular and extraordinary because the opera is very difficult for the orchestra and for the singers. It’s a masterpiece which requires a masterful team. It also requires a committed audience. If you have an audience that goes to the opera to be entertained and unwind after a work day, you will be disappointed with Wozzeck. Wozzeck is anything but entertainment. Don’t expect to be immediately captivated by it. It needs your investment. You need to work a little bit. Is it common for orchestras to perform operas in the concert hall? It is a growing trend in the concert business for a couple of reasons. First, orchestras enjoy playing operas and symphonygoers sometimes enjoy hearing an opera instead of a symphony. You break the “straightjacket” of overture, concerto, symphony. We have a super orchestra, and we have a hall which allows us to do it in a great way, so we should do it. We’ve performed other operas in concert like Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, and people liked it. It isn’t often that we’ve performed opera in concert; this is only the fourth time in my 12year tenure. Vocalists Roman Trekel and Anne Schwanewilms are performing the lead roles. What do they bring to these parts? Anne is probably THE Marie nowadays. She performed it with me before, and I think she is the ideal Marie. She has a great
voice, and she is a gorgeous actress and singer. Roman, who is not unknown to Houston audiences, is also a very experienced and ideal Wozzeck. Not only does he sing great, he is completely a man who is suffering from being bullied. You can’t have a Wozzeck who would bully the Drum Major! Wozzeck has to be vulnerable, simple and unaggressive, and Roman can do that. These two singers will bring a lot of drama to the concert stage. In March, you will have the full drama, the whole tragedy between the two people played and conveyed to you without ornate stage settings, which can divert your eyes, your heart, your spirit and your compassion from what is essential in the music. What advice would you give a concertgoer on how to get the most out of this experience? Be informed. Read the story and listen to a recording of the music—any CD will work. Get acquainted with the style and depth of the music by choosing one scene and really learning it, listening to it and getting close to it. For example, select the first scene of the third act when Marie is praying and full of remorse while reading the Bible with her child. Listen to it a couple of times. It is the most beautiful, accessible music only to be interrupted by outbreaks of passion and guilt, which have completely different music. The pain in her soul is just ripping her heart apart, and the music does the same for a minute. Then, she goes back to the Bible and this gives her comfort. So, you get used to two kinds of music. How will Wozzeck help the artistic development of the orchestra? For an orchestra of the stature of the Houston Symphony, it is unimaginable NOT to play works like the Rite of Spring or the Mahler symphonies; these are benchmark pieces which cannot be neglected. Wozzeck can give any orchestra a deeper insight into “new” music—from almost 100 years ago—which will enhance our understanding and appreciation of the work itself, but also of countless pieces written before and after it. It will call upon and challenge all of our orchestral skills and it will help us to grow, musically and technically. Why is it important for our audiences to hear Wozzeck? Wozzeck will be eye and ear opening for us, and it will do the same for our audience. This work is certainly not easy for an average concertgoer, but, when well presented, it will allow carefully and cautiously prepared music lovers to enter the world of “new” music (again: 100 years old!). It will open their ears and minds for the many musical and dramatic beauties of this piece, and it will have an impact on our musical understanding. Wozzeck will greatly enrich our audience’s musical life. January 2013 11
Evening Schedule: 6:30 pm Pre-Concert Mix & Mingle Tapas available for purchase and cash bar Musical entertainment Location: Main Lobby 7:30 pm
Concert with Host Miles Hoffman
Post-Concert Q & A with the artists and host Location: Theater
Hans Graf, conductor Adam Dinitz, English horn Mark Hughes, trumpet Miles Hoffman, host Copland
Quiet City for English Horn, Trumpet and Strings
Dvorˇák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (From the New World) I Adagio—Allegro molto II Largo III Scherzo: Molto vivace IV Allegro con fuoco Program notes begin on page 14. Hans Graf’s biography appears on page 7. Other biographies begin on page 16.
The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of this concert weekend: Sponsor The Methodist Hospital System Partner Barbara and Pat McCelvey Ann and Hugh Roff Patron Cooper Industries The Classical Season is endowed by The Wortham Foundation, Inc. in memory of Gus S. and Lyndall F. Wortham. The SoundPlusVision series is sponsored by Margaret Alkek Williams and supported in part by The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Endowed Fund for Creative Initiatives. ACCESS Series is sponsored in part by City of Houston & Theater District Improvement, Inc. 12 www.houstonsymphony.org
Miles Hoffman, host
As music commentator for Morning Edition, National Public Radio’s flagship news program, Miles Hoffman is heard regularly by a national audience of some 14 million people. His sparkling feature, “Coming to Terms,” was a weekly favorite for 13 years (1989-2002) on NPR’s Performance Today, and he is the author of The NPR Classical Music Companion, now in its 10th printing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In South Carolina, Hoffman’s “musical module,” A Minute with Miles, is heard daily on South Carolina ETV Public Radio. A graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School, Hoffman is a nationallyrenowned violist. He is the founder and violist of The American Chamber Players, with whom he regularly tours throughout the United States, and he appears frequently as viola soloist in recital and with orchestras around the country. He has given viola and chamber music classes and masterclasses at countless colleges and universities; and as a lecturer he has been a featured guest and keynote speaker for universities, orchestras, festivals, chamber music series, community organizations and professional associations. He has presented keynote addresses for the International Viola Congress, the American String Teachers Association National Conference and the National Conference of the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio. In 2003, he gave the commencement address at Centenary College of Louisiana, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his activities as a performer and educator. In addition to the Houston Symphony, other orchestras with which he has collaborated as host or lecturer are the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, the Richmond Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra. Hoffman lives in Spartanburg, SC, where he is associate professor of viola at the Petrie School of Music at Converse College, and artistic director of the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series.
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Dvorˇák’s New World Symphony
Friday, January 11, 2013 7:30 pm Jones Hall
Notes.................................. by Carl Cunningham
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8 pm Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:30 pm Jones Hall
Dvorˇák’s New World Symphony Hans Graf, conductor Adam Dinitz, English horn Mark Hughes, trumpet Copland
QUIET CITY FOR ENGLISH HORN, TRUMPET AND STRINGS Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Recording: Christoph Koenig conducting the Luxembourg Soloists of Europe (Chandos) Instrumentation: English horn, trumpet and strings
Quiet City for English Horn, Trumpet and Strings
Dutilleux Symphony No. 2 (Le Double) I Animato, ma misterioso II Andantino sostenuto III Allegro fuocoso—Calmato INTERMISSION
Harold Clurman, a noted New York theatrical director, drama critic and a lifelong friend of Aaron Copland, took credit for the composition of Copland’s Quiet City. In 1931, Clurman founded the experimental acting ensemble, Group Theatre, whose participants later became important figures in the nation’s theater world. Among them was Irwin Shaw, who wrote a play called Quiet City about a successful businessman who has sought to immerse his liberal Jewish heritage in the non-Jewish
Dvorˇ ák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (From the New World) I Adagio—Allegro molto II Largo III Scherzo: Molto vivace IV Allegro con fuoco
Hans Graf’s biography appears on page 7.
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.................................................................................................................... environment surrounding him. According to Copland biographer Howard Pollack, the man’s nervous, eccentric brother, “awakens his social conscience and his artistic aspirations with his trumpet playing.” Hearing the trumpet and various moods it expresses, the businessman recalls his religious-cultural background and the attitudes of many people in the city. Clurman asked Copland to write incidental music for several Group Theatre productions, including Quiet City in 1939. Accounts differ as to whether the play died after two public dress rehearsals or made it through a week’s run, but Copland’s score was the only long-term survivor of this venture. Later, he transcribed segments of the music, mainly its Prologue, into a short soliloquy for English horn, trumpet and strings. In his autobiography, Copland states that he used the English horn as a relief instrument, giving the solo trumpet player opportunities to breathe. The alternate tone color of the double-reed instrument provides interesting sub-shading to the trumpet tone, and the blend of these two instruments is quite fascinating in those few instances when they play simultaneously in short duets. The trumpet line has considerable variety in the span of the entire piece, beginning with a series of nervous, stuttering repeated notes, before launching into the trumpetcall motif that forms the thematic core of the piece. Scale passages, arpeggios and other figurative passages are worked into the melody line, culminating in a return to the repeated-note figure.
premiere there four years later. Dutilleux subtitled the symphony Le Double to highlight its use of two orchestras: a large symphonic ensemble surrounding a small 12-member chamber ensemble seated in a tight semicircle around the podium. To some extent, the chamber ensemble functions as a ghostly shadow, or reflection of the large orchestra. It takes up themes that are then amplified by the larger ensemble, or enters unheard in the midst of a climax, to sustain a faint echo after the large orchestra completes a given musical statement. The divergent trends in 20th-century
music were fully developed by the time Dutilleux began composing in the early 1940s. Interestingly, he did not reject or fully accept either the path of tonal composers or the atonal language of the Second Viennese 12-tone school of composers. Instead, he assimilated elements of both trends into his own personal style of composition, embracing a far broader tonal spectrum to express his very sophisticated musical ideas. There are even touches of jazz, as can be heard in a syncopated first-movement trumpet solo and some Caribbean drumming. Notwithstanding the advanced har-
The printed music for Copland’s Quiet City was donated by David Johnson.
SYMPHONY NO. 2 (LE DOUBLE) Henri Dutilleux (1916- ) Recording: Hans Graf conducting L’Orchestre de L’Aquitaine à Bordeaux (Arte Nova) Instrumentation: Large orchestra: piccolo, three flutes (two doubling piccolo), two oboes (one doubling English horn), two clarinets (one doubling bass clarinet), two bassoons (one doubling contrabassoon), two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, percussion, harp and strings Chamber ensemble: oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, timpani, harpsichord, celesta and string quartet With this weekend’s performances of Henri Dutilleux’ Second Symphony, Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony bring their audiences one of the most admired works by a grand master of 20th-century symphonic composition. Dutilleux’ Second Symphony was commissioned by Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the orchestra’s 75th anniversary in 1955 and received its world January 2013 15
Notes continued................................................................................................... monic idiom of Dutilleux’ style, traditional concepts of symphonic form are observed in the Second Symphony. The three-movement fast-slow-fast plan is clearly present, along with the firstmovement concepts of thematic statement, discussion and eventual resolution found in a standard symphonic exposition, development and recapitulation (or restatement). The slow movement begins quietly in the strings, and then gradually adds the wind and brass tone colors as it rises to an intense climax, before fading away in a soft halo of stringedinstrument trills. The final movement is a heroic marathon, with long, soaring melodies that sometimes rise up and float for many measures over the racing texture of the music underneath. And in an ethereal summation, the symphony concludes in a long, pensive coda, recalling blended orchestral colors and slowly ascending phrases from earlier movements. It is one of several instances where thematic seeds germinate early in the score, then grow and evolve over the course of the entire symphony.
Dvorˇák interrupted the peaceful mood of the Largo movement with an interjection of the main broken-chord theme of the first movement. And instead of developing the themes of the last movement, he combined and re-worked the themes of the first three movements in the central development section of that movement. The printed music for Dvorˇák’s Symphony No. 9 was donated by an Anonymous Donor.
©2013, Carl R. Cunningham
Biographies. .......... Adam Dinitz, English horn
Long-time friends, French composer Henri Dutilleux and Music Director Hans Graf, when they first met in Bordeaux, France, October 1998.
The printed music for Dutilleux’ Symphony No. 2 was donated by Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, in honor of his mother, Debra Anglemyer.
SYMPHONY NO. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (FROM THE NEW WORLD) Antonín Dvorˇák Recording: Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Houston Symphony (Virgin Classics)
A strong advocate of new music, Dinitz has premiered several works, among them was John Harbison’s Crossing, for Phil West at the Aspen Music Festival. He is also the co-founder of Noncert, a concert series which seeks to bring lively performances of classical music outside of traditional venues. Dinitz has given oboe and English horn masterclasses at music schools across the country, including Rice University, the University of Houston, the Texas Music Festival and The
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Several of Antonín Dvorˇák’s most popular, highly regarded works were composed during the three years (1892-95) that he directed the National Conservatory of Music in New York. They included his New World Symphony, his famed Cello Concerto, his F major String Quartet and E-flat major String Quintet (both dubbed The American). In the fledgling era of folk-music research during the late 19th century, Dvorˇák confused and lumped together the folk-music styles of African-American and Native American groups. But his ear and musical instincts did not fail him in conveying specific ethnic traits at various points in the symphony. The celebrated English horn solo in the slow movement has been most consistently likened to a spiritual. It is an original melody, doubtless inspired by several genuine spiritu-
Instrumentation: pairs of flutes (second doubling piccolo), oboes (second doubling English horn), clarinets and bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion and strings
als shared with Dvorˇák by his African-American students at the National Conservatory, including Harry T. Burleigh, whose talent was much admired by the composer. Sometime after Dvorˇák composed the symphony, another of his students, William Arms Fisher, added the now-familiar “Goin’ Home” text to the melody, in effect creating a popular song. Dvorˇák was also attracted to Native American culture. He had known Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha more than 20 years before he visited the United States. According to quotations by the composer in newspaper articles written shortly before its premiere, Dvorˇák maintained that the Largo was inspired by Hiawatha’s courtship of Minnehaha, and that the Scherzo was suggested by the scene at the feast in Hiawatha “where the Indians dance.” In its overall design, the New World Symphony adheres to the common aspects of a 19th-century four-movement symphony, with standard sonata-allegro structures in the outer movements enclosing an extended song form in the Largo and a Scherzo and Trio in the third movement. But certain details are worth noting, for in this last of his nine symphonies, Dvorˇák took up certain formal experiments that had been developing in symphonic form since the time of Beethoven. One was the cyclic reappearance of themes in successive movements of a symphony—a prominent feature of symphonies by Beethoven, Berlioz, Schumann and Franck.
Adam Dinitz joined the Houston Symphony as solo English horn in September 2007. Prior to joining the Houston Symphony, Dinitz held positions with the San Francisco Symphony, the Florida Orchestra and the Sarasota Orchestra. He has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. He has participated in many summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, where he received the Arthur Fiedler Fellowship; Aspen Music Festival; Sun Valley Summer Symphony; Spoleto Festival USA; Crested Butte Music Festival and St. Bart’s Music Festival. Dinitz is also active as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with Da Camera of Houston, Divas World Productions and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, as well as frequent performances with the Greenbriar Consortium and the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society.
................................................................................ Typically seated towards the back of the orchestra, Houston Symphony musicians Mark Hughes and Adam Dinitz might be hard to see from a Jones Hall seat. This weekend, they are out front and center to perform Aaron Copland’s Quiet City. Amidst steady rehearsals, they swapped questions with each other about how they prepared for this piece. Mark Hughes, principal trumpet
Adam Dinitz, English horn
What do you think Copland wanted to convey to the listener in this piece? It was originally conceived as incidental music for a play by the same name, about two Jewish brothers. One who set out to take the world by storm by selling out to the almighty dollar; the other brother was a jazz trumpeter who was content with being an artist. The play only lasted for two performances, but fortunately, Copland was convinced by friends to score the music into a concert work. I think the story line holds up to some extent while listening to this work, but the piece stands alone nicely, however you choose to listen to it.
When you prepare for a work that involves playing alongside a trumpet, do you have to make different reeds or change your set up in any way? Making reeds on the English horn is both a blessing and a curse. It’s exciting to be able to change my sound to fit the mood of the particular piece being performed. For example, in Quiet City, the English horn has to be present enough to stand up to the volume of the trumpet, while at the same time keeping a warm and velvety sound to convey the atmospheric setting of the music. However, English horn reeds change on a daily basis, due to humidity and other factors, so just because a reed is the perfect timbre the first night does not necessarily mean it will sound and feel the same on the second night. I will have an arsenal of reeds ready to go for this weekend!
Do you get nervous when you play concertos? Yes, I get nervous all the time, but especially when I’m placed in front of the orchestra. Coincidentally, my first entrance in this piece is marked to be played “nervous,” how cool is that? How do you prepare for a concerto like this? Is the process different? I’m approaching this like I would an extended orchestral solo. I try to play through it a few times each week, but more for familiarity than for learning how to play it. Most concertos have something very demanding, a particular technical passage or cadenza or something to sweat over. This solo is telling a story or just singing a song to me. It has more meaning and isn’t about me. I feel like an actor. What is your favorite part of the piece and why? After the opening “nervous” section, comes a lovely song or ballad. I just love playing it because it just sings. Rarely do composers write in this way for the trumpet. While this style doesn’t come easy for the instrument, it can be so beautiful and powerful.
There is a lot of English horn featured on this concert. Is endurance a concern? I think of the English horn like the placekicker of the orchestra: we don’t play every down, but when it is our turn, the pressure to deliver is on! This program is unique in that there is both the Copland concerto and Dvorˇák’s New World Symphony, which contains one of the most recognizable English horn solos in the classical repertoire. I don’t think endurance will be much of an issue as long as I stay true to my practice plan for this concert. Copland calls for the trumpet to play with a mute at the end of the piece. Are there tricks you can use to sound more distant? The only trick for sounding distant I’ve got in my bag is turning around! (Not much of a trick, and it might look a little rude to the audience!) I work hard in my practice every day to be able to stretch the dynamic range and contrast of my instrument so that my performances can be effective. Do you get nervous to play solos in the orchestra? I don’t usually get nervous playing solos in the orchestra until right after I finish. This will be my first time playing a solo in front of a major orchestra so I don’t know how I will react. Maybe I will get nervous a week after it’s over! January 2013 17
Biographies continued....... Colburn School in Los Angeles, as well as serving on the faculty at the American Festival for the Arts. A native of suburban Washington, D.C., Dinitz received a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from Rice University where he studied with Robert Atherholt, former principal oboe of the Houston Symphony. Dinitz lives in Houston’s Heights neighborhood with his wife, Amanda, who serves the Houston Symphony as director of Executive Operations, and their dog, Cassie. © Eric Arbiter
Hughes Mark Hughes, trumpet
Mark Hughes is principal trumpet of the Houston Symphony, a position he has held since 2006. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions, including the performance of the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Trumpet with Jon Kimura Parker, a performance heard nationally on American Public Radio’s SymphonyCast. Since his arrival in Houston, Hughes has performed and recorded with the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, and continues to be in demand as a soloist, with orchestras and in recital. Hughes “knows how to spin out a long line with the eloquence of a gifted singer,” says Derrick Henry of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Hughes developed his abilities while a student at Northwestern University where he studied with the late Vincent Cichowicz of the Chicago Symphony. After graduation, he was selected to be in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago allowing him to be a scholarship student with Adolph Herseth, the legendary principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony. Hughes then began touring with Richard Morris as the popular organ and trumpet duo, “Toccatas and Flourishes,” performing throughout the U.S. and Canada. His appointment as associate principal trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra followed, a position he held for 12 years. During his time with the ASO, he appeared as soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions, performed on dozens of recordings, and was an active studio musician. Each summer, Hughes serves on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and the Texas Music Festival. 18 www.houstonsymphony.org
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Michael Krajewski, conductor Byron Stripling, trumpeter and vocalist Robert Breithaupt, drum set
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What a Wonderful World: The Best of Louis Armstrong
Cynthia Woods Mitchell at Jones Hall
Friday, January 18, 2013 8 pm Saturday, January 19, 2013 8 pm Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:30 pm Jones Hall
Michael Krajewski, conductor Handy/G. Munford
Saint Louis Blues
B. Haggart-R. Bauduc/ G. Prechel
South Rampart Street Parade
T. Layton-H. Creamer/ J. Tyzik
After You’ve Gone
Arr. K. Newmaster
Bourbon Street Parade
I. Mills/D. Mackrel-Tyzik
St. James Infirmary
B. Bernie-M. Pinkard- K. Casey/Mackrel
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sing, Sing, Sing
INTERMISSION Arr. Tyzik
Symphonic Swing: Big Band Classics
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
C. Calloway-Mills- C. Gaskill/Tyzik
Minnie the Moocher
A. Razaf-F. Waller/ Tyzik
S. Gaillard-S. Stewart- B. Green/Tyzik
Flat Foot Floogie
Arr. M. Albam
Louis Armstrong Tribute
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Upcoming Performances.................................................................................. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
February 14, 16, 17, 2013 Gilbert Varga, conductor Vilde Frang, violin Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Relive the stories of William Shakespeare’s most cherished characters. Romeo and Juliet’s romantic encounters will populate your imagination as you hear Prokofiev’s riveting score based on the story of the ill-fated lovers. Plus, hear Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, written as a present to his wife Cosima and performed the morning of her birthday by a small ensemble as his beloved awoke from her sleep.
SYMPHONY SPECIAL The Chieftains: 50th Anniversary Tour
February 15, 2013 7:30 pm Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains will be joined by the famous dancing Pilatzke Brothers as they perform “The Galician Overture,” the title song from their most celebrated album, Long Journey Home, and more.
Songs of Simon and Garfunkel
February 22, 23, 24, 2013 Michael Krajewski, conductor AJ Swearingen, vocalist Jonathan Beedle, vocalist AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been performing a remarkable tribute to the iconic duo Simon and Garfunkel to sold-out performances for more than a decade. Hear “Sounds of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Mrs. Robinson” and more.
Wozzeck in Concert
March 1, 2, 2013 Hans Graf, conductor Roman Trekel, Wozzeck Anne Schwanewilms, Marie Gordon Gietz, Drum Major Marc Molomot, Captain Nathan Berg, Doctor
Robert McPherson, Andres Katherine Ciesinski, Margaret Calvin Griffin, Apprentice 1 Samuel Schultz, Apprentice 2 Brenton Ryan, Fool
Chorus: Students and Alumni of Rice University, Shepherd School of Music Members of the Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus Karen Reeves, director “Alban Berg’s music is so deep, so new and so perfect. It strikes an inescapable chord of compassion and empathy for our ill-fated hero, Wozzeck.” – Hans Graf Rooted in real life, Wozzeck’s tale is one of social criticism, lust, murder and morality. You’ll feel compassion for poor Wozzeck as he falls victim to cruelty and descends into insanity. Sunday subscribers attend Friday.
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Biographies continued.................................................................................. Did you know? • Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. • Armstrong had many childhood nicknames referring to the size of his mouth: “Gatemouth,” “Dippermouth” and “Satchelmouth.” One time, the editor of Melody Maker magazine, greeted him with, “Hello, Satchmo!” (inadvertently changing “Satchelmouth” into “Satchmo.”) It became the title to his second autobiography, is inscribed on two of his trumpets and was on his stationery. • He could reach F above high C on his trumpet with ease, a feat unheard-of in the 1920s. • In addition to being a master performer, Louis Armstrong was a gifted composer, writing more than 50 songs. • Some of his honorary pallbearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson, David Frost, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett and Bobby Hackett. Sources: Louis Armstrong House Museum. http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org | Krebs, Albin. “Louis Armstrong, Jazz Trumpeter and Singer, Dies.” New York Times Online. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0804.html
Houston Symphony as principal pops conductor in 2000 and serves in this position at Jacksonville and Atlanta symphony orchestras—the first to hold such a title in Atlanta. As a guest conductor, Krajewski has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras; the San Francisco, Seattle and St. Louis Symphonies; and the Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas and National Symphony Orchestras, among others. Internationally, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra with concerts in Belfast and Dublin.
“If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original.” – Duke Ellington Krajewski is the conductor of the video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker that aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. He has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. This season, he will conduct his original Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel program all over North America, including Houston in February 2013, featuring national touring artists AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. He has collaborated with an eclectic group of artists including flutist Sir James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Chieftains, Pink Martini, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. With degrees from Wayne State January 2013 21
Biographies continued.................................................................................. University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Krajewski furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and later served as that orchestraâ€™s assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony, and for 11 years served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting, he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles.
Stripling Byron Stripling, trumpet and guest vocalist
With a contagious smile and captivating
charm, trumpet virtuoso, Byron Stripling, has ignited audiences internationally. As soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Stripling has performed frequently under the baton of Keith Lockhart, as well as being a featured soloist on the PBS television special, Evening at Pops, with conductors John Williams and Lockhart. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Since his Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson and The New York Pops, Stripling has become a pops orchestra favorite throughout the country. He has been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and performs at jazz festivals throughout the world. An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling was chosen, following a worldwide search, to star in the lead role of the Broadway-bound musical, Satchmo. Many will remember his featured cameo performance in the television movie, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and his critically acclaimed virtuoso trumpet and riotous comedic performance in the 42nd Street production of From Second Avenue to Broadway. Television viewers have enjoyed his
work as a soloist on the worldwide telecast of The GrammyÂŽ Awards. Millions have heard his trumpet and voice on television commercials, TV theme songs, including 20/20 and CNN, and movie soundtracks. Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He has also played and recorded extensively with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson and Buck Clayton, in addition to The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and The GRP All-Star Big Band. Stripling enjoys conducting seminars and masterclasses at colleges, universities, conservatories and high schools. His informative talks, combined with his incomparable wit and charm, make him a favorite guest speaker to groups of all ages. He was educated at the Eastman School of Music in New York and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. One of his greatest joys is to periodically return to Eastman and Interlochen as a special guest lecturer. A resident of Ohio, Stripling lives in the country with his wife, former dancer, writer and poet, Alexis, and their beautiful daughters.
Notes......................... Thursday, January 31, 2013 8 pm Saturday, February 2, 2013 8 pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 2:30 pm Jones Hall
Mahler & Mendelssohn Christoph Koenig, conductor
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major for String Orchestra, Opus 20 I Allegro moderato ma con fuoco II Andante III Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo IV Presto INTERMISSION Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major (The Titan) I Langsam, Schleppend—Im Anfang sehr gemächlich II Kräftig bewegt III Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen— IV Stürmisch bewegt
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by Carl Cunningham OCTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR FOR STRING orchestra, OPUS 20 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Recording: Richard Tognetti conducting the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Sony) Instrumentation: string orchestra The Sunday-morning gatherings of artists, musicians and intellectuals at the palatial home of the Mendelssohn family in Berlin were occasions for stimulating conversation and exciting musical performances. One of these gatherings included the premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s first acknowledged masterpiece, the celebrated Octet for Strings. The 16-year-old composer completed the work in mid-October 1825 as a birthday present for his close friend and violin teacher, Eduard Rietz, and the composer is thought to have performed one of the viola parts at its premiere. The music world has always marveled at this piece, which is regarded as unique among early Romantic works for large chamber ensemble. Unlike the Beethoven Septet
Cooper Industries, the Houston-based manufacturer of electrical products, continues its unwavering support of the Houston Symphony in 2013. For more than 20 years, Cooper has supported the Symphony and its mission to inspire and enrich the lives of the people of Houston. With this year’s charitable contribution, Cooper once again reaffirms its strong commitment to the Houston local arts community. Founded in 1833, and at home in the Houston community for more than 45 years, Cooper and the Cooper Industries Foundation have donated to nonprofit organizations serving the communities where its employees live and work. The company chooses to focus its giving in these communities to help enhance the quality of life for its employees, their families and their neighbors. At Cooper, we believe that art has the power to enrich, uplift and enlighten the communities in which our employees live and work. With this year’s sponsorship of the Houston Symphony, we hope our entire extended family across this region will enjoy the outstanding symphonic music performed by this great orchestra. Cooper Industries sponsored the performances on January 11, 12 and 13, 2013. January 2013 23
Notes continued.............................................................. and the Schubert Octet, it is a four-movement symphonic work featuring the pure sound of strings alone, rather than a six-movement serenade for a mixed ensemble of winds and strings. For his part, Louis Spohr drew a distinction between Mendelssohn’s Octet and his four Double String Quartets, composed for the very same combination of four violins, two violas and two cellos. Spohr explained that the eight parts function as a single, integrated unit in Mendelssohn’s Octet, where the two string quartet ensembles in his works tend to echo each other antiphonally. This weekend’s performances feature the entire string section of the Houston Symphony. Wondrous as it is, the Octet has precedents in Mendelssohn’s earlier music. During the preceding four years, he composed 12 impressive string symphonies which exhibit an amazing grasp of technique and musical creativity. At various points, these inventive works also subdivide into multiple string parts. Mendelssohn’s Sextet for Strings and Piano and his String Quintet were also composed during the years immediately before and after the Octet, again showing a preoccupation with full, rich string textures during that period of his life. The main theme of the opening sonataform movement is built upon a broken-chord figure. Following a very logical exposition, the music moves onward to an orderly development of its themes, foretelling the neatlybalanced development section Mendelssohn created in his Italian Symphony several years later. A climactic unison passage leads to an abbreviated restatement of its themes. If the first movement adheres to an established form, the quietly troubled slow movement has a more individual ground plan, evolving into a six-section piece (ABCBCA), with rather stormy developmental episodes in its B sections. According to Felix’ talented sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, the celebrated Scherzo, an airy, feather-light piece, may have been inspired by the Walpurgisnacht scene of Goethe’s Faust. Like the slow movement, the finale is structurally unusual, blending fugal devices into a rondo form in a breathtaking display of compositional virtuosity. Far from being a stern, learned-sounding piece, it shows Mendelssohn pulling off complex contrapuntal feats with the ease of a magician snapping his fingers. SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN D MAJOR, (THE TITAN) Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Recording: Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin (Capriccio) Instrumentation: four flutes (three doubling piccolo), four oboes (one doubling English horn), three 24 www.houstonsymphony.org
clarinets (one doubling bass clarinet, one doubling E-flat clarinet, E-flat clarinet), three bassoons (one doubling contrabassoon), seven horns, five trumpets, four trombones, tuba, timpani (two players), percussion, harp and strings Like the First Symphony of Johannes Brahms, the first of Gustav Mahler’s nine monumental symphonies had a long, troubled gestation. Mahler initially composed the entire work in a six-week period during the spring of 1888 and conducted an unfavorably received premiere with the Budapest Philharmonic in November 1889. Over the next several years, subsequent performances in Hamburg, Weimar and Berlin brought a mixed reception and several revisions, including the excision of the slow second movement titled “Blumine” (“Flowers”), reducing the work from a five- to a four-movement symphony. Mahler also had an ambiguous attitude toward several descriptive implications and titles that he attached to the symphony and its various movements, only to discard them later. However, Mahler did not discard the inextricable relationship between song and symphonic structure that is an essential aspect of his first four symphonies. His First Symphony is rich in quotations, not only from his own songs but from the music of others. The tuneful, springy second theme of the opening movement is drawn from his Songs of a Wayfarer (“Ging heut’ Morgen”/”Went this morning across the field”). The opening song in the same Wayfarer cycle (“Wenn mein Schatz”/”When my beloved has her wedding”) becomes a tender sweet counterpart to the ironic minor-mode funeral march Mahler made of the children’s round song, “Frère Jacques,” that dominates the third movement of the symphony. In his admirable study of Mahler’s symphonies, author Constantin Floros cites quotations from Franz Liszt’s Dante Symphony and Richard Wagner’s music drama, Parsifal, in the symphony’s long, climactic fourth movement. Originally, Mahler had titled this movement, “Dall’inferno al paradiso”/”From Hell to Heaven,” a title well suited to its gradual transformation from a mood of despair to one of victorious exultation. On a purely musical level, this movement accomplishes a thematic transformation similar to that heard in Liszt’s First Piano Concerto, recalling a theme tentatively stated in the slow introduction to the first movement during the glorious, brassy coda at the end of the symphony. Many traits heard throughout the course of Mahler’s nine symphonies are clearly evident in the First Symphony. Its mercurial emotional content ranges from sweet, yearning sentimentality to moments of searing agony
.......................................... and deep depression. Rustic humor is found in the Austrian peasant dances of the secondmovement Scherzo. March rhythms, which are a constant companion in Mahler’s symphonies, are expressed here in the fateful slow third-movement funeral march. And as part of Mahler’s shimmering orchestration, the symphony contains a cornucopia of gleaming horn passages and trumpet fanfares. ©2013, Carl R. Cunningham
Christoph Koenig, conductor
Christoph Koenig is a conductor of deep intelligence and musicality. He currently serves as principal conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto at the Casa da Música, and principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Européens in Luxembourg. Following a string of conducting successes last season, Koenig’s upcoming debuts include performances with the orchestras of Baltimore, Calgary, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Oregon, as well as re-invitations to Indianapolis, New Jersey, Pittsburgh and Toronto. Worldwide, he will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Cologne, Luxembourg, Stuttgart and Tampere. He previously appeared with the Barcelona Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony (including a highly successful tour of China in 2008), Mozarteum Orchestra/Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Oslo, as well as the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he made a highly acclaimed debut with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra last season. Koenig’s past positions include principal conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria. With both orchestras he conducted a wide range of repertoire from Haydn and Mozart to Ligeti, Henze and Turnage. With the Malmö Symphony, Continued on page 39 January 2013 25
Symphony Special Friday, February 1, 2013 7:30 pm Jones Hall
Smokey Robinson *Sarah Hicks, conductor Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson Introduction
Robinson-P. Moore- B. Rogers-M. Tarplin
Going To a Go-Go
I Second That Emotion
Robinson You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me Robinson
Ooh Baby Baby
S. Wonder-H. Crosby- Robinson
The Tears of a Clown
Don’t Know Why
Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)
J. McHugh-D. Fields
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Baby)
Being With You
The remainder of this program will be announced from the stage. There will be no intermission.
Musical arrangements and orchestrations are by Sonny Burke, Demetrios Pappas and Mike Townsend.
*Houston Symphony debut
The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of tonight’s concert: Partner Darlene and Cappy Bisso Patron Dave and Alie Pruner 26 www.houstonsymphony.org
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Noted in the New York Times as part of “a new wave of female conductors in their late 20’s through early 40’s,” Sarah Hicks versatile and vibrant musicianship has secured her place in “the next generation of up-andcoming American conductors.” In October 2009, she was named principal conductor, Pops and Presentations, of the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition to conducting, she is instrumental in creating new productions, while also heading the innovative series “Inside the Classics” and “Common Chords.” She concurrently holds the position of staff conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music. Throughout her career, Hicks has collaborated with diverse soloists, from Jaime Laredo and Hilary Hahn to Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Natalie Merchant, John Mayer and Tiempo Libre, whom she led in the world premier of “Rumba Sinfonica.” She most recently debuted the San Francisco Symphony’s new “Pixar” production for symphony orchestra and last summer conducted a two-month European tour of “Symphonicity” with Sting. Hicks has guest conducted extensively both in the U.S and abroad, including orchestras in Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Milwaukee, Columbus, Vermont, North Carolina, Los Angeles, Fort Wayne, Reno and South Carolina. She made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra this past season and has enjoyed numerous appearances with the Florida Orchestra. In June, she appeared at the World Economic Forum in St. Petersburg conducting the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in concert with Dmitri Hvorostovky, Sumi Jo and Jackie Evancho. Committed to new music, the 2010-11 season marked the beginning of an innovative project she conceived. The Musical MicroCommission Project, in conjunction with the “Inside the Classics” series of the Minnesota Orchestra, is an initiative to bring a new work to the Orchestra Hall stage with hundreds of “micro” donations from music lovers across Minnesota and beyond.
Robinson Smokey Robinson
where he continued his tradition of hitmaking with “Just to See Her,” “Quiet Storm,” “Cruisin’” and “Being with You,” among others. He remained vice president of Motown records until the sale of the company, shaping the label’s success with friend and mentor, Berry Gordy. Following his tenure at Motown, he continued his impressive touring career and released several successful solo albums. During the course of his 50-year career, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill
sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing and profound sense of lyric. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage.
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singersongwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans more than four decades of hits. He has received numerous awards, including the Grammy® Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, an honorary doctorate from Howard University, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He also has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Robinson’s single, “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group, including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.” The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960s and early ’70s, and Robinson became vice president of Motown Records, serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. In addition to writing hits for The Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats, including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “My Guy” are just a few. John Lennon made countless remarks regarding Robinson’s influence on his music. The Beatles had recorded The Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” in 1963. In 1982, another popular British group, The Rolling Stones, covered The Miracles’ hit “Going to a Go-Go.” Robinson later turned to a solo career January 2013 27
Symphony Society Board. ................................................................................. Executive Committee............................................................................................... President Robert A. Peiser
Chairman of the Board Jesse B. Tutor
Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson
Vice President, Finance Robert A. Peiser
Past President Robert B. Tudor III
Chairman Emeritus Mike Stude
Vice President, Artistic and Orchestra Affairs Justice Brett Busby Vice President, Popular Programming Allen Gelwick Vice President, Audience Development and Marketing Gloria G. Pryzant President, Endowment Steven P. Mach
Vice President, Board Governance and Secretary Steven P. Mach Vice President, Education Cora Sue Mach General Counsel Paul R. Morico At-Large Members Marie Bosarge Gene Dewhurst Barbara McCelvey Helen Shaffer Jim R. Smith
Vice President, Volunteers David Wuthrich Vice President, Development Jerome Simon EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Mark Hughes, Orchestra Representative Rodney Margolis Susan Osterberg, President, Houston Symphony League Burke Shaw, Orchestra Representative Brinton Averil Smith, Orchestra Representative Stacey Spears, Assistant Secretary Ed Wulfe, Immediate Past Chair
Governing Directors..................................................................................................... * Janice H. Barrow Danielle Batchelor Darlene Bisso Anthony Bohnert Marie Bosarge Terry Ann Brown Ralph Burch Justice Brett Busby Janet Clark Michael H. Clark Ryan Colburn Scott Cutler Lorraine Dell Viviana Denechaud Gene Dewhurst Michael Doherty Susanna Dokupil
Kelli Cohen Fein Julia Frankel David Frankfort Allen Gelwick Mauro Gimenez Stephen Glenn Susan Hansen Gary L. Hollingsworth Brian James Ulyesse LeGrange Rochelle Levit Cora Sue Mach Steven P. Mach * Rodney Margolis Jay Marks Mary Lynn Marks 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 Kathi Rovere John Rydman Manolo Sanchez Helen Shaffer Jerome Simon
Jim R. Smith David Steakley Mike Stude Ileana Trevi単o * Robert B. Tudor III * Betty Tutor * Jesse B. Tutor Margaret Waisman Fredric A. Weber Vicki West Margaret Alkek Williams * Ed Wulfe David Wuthrich Robert A. Yekovich
Samuel Abraham Philip Bahr Graham Baker Devinder Bhatia Ted Bosquez Meherwan Boyce Walter Bratic Prentiss Burt Dougal Cameron Lynn Caruso * John T. Cater Audrey Cochran Mark Day Louis DeLone John Esquivel Tom Fitzpatrick Craig A. Fox
Mary Fusillo Stanley Haas Eric Haufrect Kathleen Hayes Catherine Kaldis Joan Kaplan I. Ray Kirk Roslyn Larkey Nancy Littlejohn Carolyn Mann Michael Mann Paul M. Mann Judy Margolis David Massin Brian McCabe * Gene McDavid Marilyn Miles
Michael Mithoff Dave Mueller Tassie Nicandros Scott Nyquist Edward Osterberg Jr. Greg Powers Roman F. Reed Richard Robbins * J. Hugh Roff Jr. Donna Shen Mark Schusterman * Michael E. Shannon Jule Smith David Stanard David Tai Michael Tenzer L. Proctor (Terry) Thomas
Stephen G. Tipps Mrs. S. Conrad Weil Robert Weiner David Ashley White James T. Willerson Steven J. Williams Ex-Officio Mark C. Hanson Mark Hughes Carole Murphy Susan Osterberg Burke Shaw Brinton Averil Smith Stacey Spears
* Life Trustee
............................................................................................................................ 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. 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 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
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The Houston Symphony Endowment Trust............................................................... The Houston Symphony Endowment Trust is a separate nonprofit organization that invests contributions to earn income for the benefit of the Houston Symphony Society.
Trustees Steven P. Mach, President Prentiss Burt
Janet F. Clark Michael Mithoff
Jesse B. Tutor
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, Mark Folkes, Director, Individual Giving and Major Gifts, at (713) 337-8521, or Stephanie Ann Jones, Senior Director, Events and League Relations at (713) 337-8526. 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 (Anderson 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 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 Maestroâ€™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
..................................................................................................................................... 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 honor of Hanni Orton and in memory of 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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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 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 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 Dr. Ed & Mrs. Marie T. Bosarge Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Kitty King Powell 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 Beth Madison Barbara & Pat McCelvey Janice & Robert McNair Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor
President’s Society $75,000 - $99,999 Nancy & Robert Peiser
Maestro’s Society $50,000 - $74,999 Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Darlene & Cappy Bisso Gene & Linda Dewhurst Mr. Monzer Hourani
Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Rochelle & Max Levit Cora Sue & Harry Mach Joella & Steven P. Mach
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Laura & Michael Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith
Concertmaster’s Society $25,000 - $49,999 Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Justice Brett & Erin Busby Mr. Michael H. Clark & Ms. Sallie Morian Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Maestro Hans Graf & Mrs. Graf Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves 32 www.houstonsymphony.org
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Griswold Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Ulyesse J. LeGrange Cornelia & Meredith Long Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan Dave & Alie Pruner
Ann & Hugh Roff Mrs. Sybil F. Roos Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells Alice & Terry Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Fredric A. Weber Anonymous (2)
..................................................................................................................................... Conductor’s Circle, Platinum Baton $15,000-$24,999 Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfert Beauchamp Mr. Ralph Burch Mr. & Mrs. Max Chapman Janet F. Clark Audrey & Brandon Cochran Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Dell
Allen & Almira Gelwick, Lockton Companies Susan & Dick Hansen Dr. & Mrs. Michael Mann Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Mr. & Mrs. Billy McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker William J. Rovere & Kathi F. Rovere
Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Springob, Laredo Construction, Inc. David & Paula Steakley Dede & Connie Weil Mr. & Mrs. Steven Jay Williams
Conductor’s Circle, Gold Baton $10,000-$14,999 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Abraham Rolaine & Morrie Abramson Robin Angly & Miles Smith Mr. & Mrs. David J. Beck Dr. Alan Bentz & Ms. Sallymoon S. Benz Dr. & Mrs. Meherwan P. Boyce Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bratic Ruth White Brodsky Drs. Dennis & Susan Carlyle Mr. & Mrs. Donald Childress Dr. Scott Cutler Mr. Richard Danforth Leslie Barry Davidson & W. Robins Brice Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dokupil Mrs. William Estrada Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein & Martin J. Fein
Angel & Craig Fox Mr. David Frankfort & Ms. Erika Bermeo Michael B. George Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Christina & Mark Hanson Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linn Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Jay & Shirley Marks Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. Mazow Brian & Elisabeth McCabe Betty & Gene McDavid Mr. & Mrs. D. Bradley McWilliams Miss Catherine Jane Merchant Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Osterberg Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Postl Gloria & Joe Pryzant
Mrs. Lila Rauch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Reckling III Mr. & Mrs. Haag Sherman Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Simon Mr. Louis H. Skidmore Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tad Smith Ms. Kelly Somoza Mr. James Stein Paul Strand Thomas Stephen & Pamalah Tipps Ms. Judith Vincent Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. Vicki West Mr. & Mrs. C. Clifford Wright Anonymous (1)
Conductor’s Circle, Silver Baton $7,500-$9,999 Eric S. Anderson & R. Dennis Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Joshua L. Batchelor Mrs. Bonnie Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Karl H. Becker Dr. & Mrs. Devinder Bhatia Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Black III Mr. & Mrs. Walter V. Boyle Mrs. Catherine Campbell Brock & Dr. Gary Brock Ms. Terry A. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Noel Coon Judge & Mrs. Harold DeMoss Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Denechaud Mr. Mauro Gimenez & Ms. Connie Coulomb Mr. & Mrs. Frank Herzog Mr. Brian James
Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Lykos Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O. Meyers Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Cameron Mitchell Sidney & Ione Moran Paul & Rita Morico Mr. & Mrs. Lucian L. Morrison Jr. Sue A. Morrison Bobbie & Arthur Newman Mrs. Tassie Nicandros Peggy Overly & John Barlow Kathryn & Richard Rabinow Mr. & Mrs. Ron R. Rand Roman & Sally Reed Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson
Mr. Glen A. Rosenbaum Dr. Carlos Rossi Ms. Amanda Savo Dr. Alana R. Spiwak & Sam Stolbun Nancy & David Tai Mr. Stephen C. Tarry Mr. & Mrs. Leland Tate Shirley & Joel Wahlberg Robert G. Weiner Dr. Jim T. Willerson Nancy Willerson Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Mr. & Mrs. Ed Wulfe Nina & Michael Zilkha
Conductor’s Circle, Bronze Baton $5,000-$7,499 Mr. Teodoro Bosquez Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Hon. Peter & Mrs. Anne S. Brown Barry & Janet Burkholder Toba Buxbaum Marilyn Caplovitz David & Nona Carmichael Mrs. Lily Carrigan Mr. & Mrs. William T. Carter IV Courtney & John Chapoton William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Roger & Debby Cutler J.R. & Aline Deming Ms. Sara Jo Devine Mr. & Mrs. Carr P. Dishroon
Mr. Robert Durst Mrs. Jane Egner Mr. Roger Eichhorn Mr. Scott Ensell Mr. Shane T. Frank Ms. Beth Freeman & Mr. Dave Stanard Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Fusillo Mr. George Geary Mrs. Aileen Gordon William A. & Dorothy H. Grieves Ms. Kathleen Hayes Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hooks Debbie & Frank Jones Drs. Blair & Rita Justice Larry & Susan Kellner Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Kinder
Mary Louis Kister Mr. Willy Kuehn Mr. Alfred Lasher III Ms. Nancey Lobb Marilyn Lummis Mr. & Mrs. David Massin Mrs. Beverly T. McDonald Mr. Keith McFarland Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas McMurrey Jr. Mr. Gary Mercer Stephen & Marilyn Miles Ginni & Richard Mithoff Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Moynihan Terry Murphree Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson January 2013 33
Houston Symphony Donors........................................................................................ Mr. & Mrs. Eugene O’Donnell Jennifer Owen & Ed Benyon Mr. Howard Pieper Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Mr. & Mrs. Allan Quiat Vicky & Michael Richker Mr. & Mrs. Manolo Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Schissler Jr. Dr. Philip D. Scott & Dr. Susan E. Gardner Donna & Tim Shen Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Smith Mr. Yale Smith Mr. & Mrs. Antonio M. Szabo Mr. Jonathan Tinkle Shirley & David R. Toomim Ms. Beverly Turner McDonald Birgitt van Wijk Stephen & Kristine Wallace Dr. Robert Wilkins & Dr. Mary Ann Reynolds Wilkins Ms. Jennifer R. Wittman Woodell Family Foundation Winthrop A. Wyman & Beverly Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Robert Yekovich Erla & Harry Zuber Anonymous (1)
Grand Patron’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Mr. & Mrs. Thurmon Andress Mrs. Nina Andrews Mr. & Mrs. John S. Arnoldy Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Aron Mr. Richard C. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Barbieri Mr. James M. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Anthony W. Bohnert Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bolam Mr. & Mrs. James D. Bozeman Maurice & Karey Bresenhan Mr. Larry C. Brookshire Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Caruso David Chambers & Alexander Steffler Dr. Robert N. Chanon Mr. & Mrs. Kent Chenevert Mr. William E. Colburn Lois & David Coyle Mr. & Mrs. James W. Crownover Mr. & Mrs. Mark P. Day Mr. Denis A. DeBakey & Ms. Lavonne Cox Ms. Niki DeMaio James R. Denton Mr. & Mrs. Mark Diehl Mr. & Mrs. Jack N. Doherty Mr. & Mrs. Michael Doherty Carolyn & David Edgar Mr. William Elbel & Ms. Mary J. Schroeder Mr. Parrish N. Erwin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan B. Fairbanks Mary Ann & Larry Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Donald Faust Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Ference Mr. & Mrs. Jason Few Mr. & Mrs. Tom Fitzpatrick Mr. Edwin C. Friedrichs & Ms. Darlene Clark Thomas & Patricia Geddy Mrs. Lila-Gene George Mr. Bert & Mrs. Joan Golding Mr. & Mrs. Herbert I. Goodman 34 www.houstonsymphony.org
Robert & Michele Goodmark Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Haas Dr. & Mrs. Eric J. Haufrect Mr. & Mrs. Eric Heggeseth Mr. & Mrs. Matt Hennessy Mr. & Mrs. George Hricik Mr. Jimmy Hubbell Marianne & Robert Ivany Marzena & Jacek Jaminski Mr. & Mrs. John F. Joity Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kaldis William & Cynthia Koch Ms. Roslyn Larkey Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Linbeck Ms. B. Lynn Mathre & Mr. Stewart O’Dell Mr. & Mrs. Lance McKnight Ms. Vickie McMicken Mr. & Mrs. William B. McNamara Dr. & Mrs. John Mendelsohn Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mithoff Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Moore Julia & Chris Morton Mr. & Mrs. Geoffroy Petit Mr. James D. Pitcock Jr. Dr. Gregory & Mrs. Cathie Powers Mr. Timothy Presutti Mr. Michael H. Price Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Pryor Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Pyne Jeremy & Linsay Radcliffe Shirley & Marvin Rich Allyn & Jill Risley Dr. & Mrs. Richard Robbins Mr. & Mrs. James L. Robertson Drs. Alex & Lynn Rosas Carole & Barry Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Sawaya Mr. & Mrs. Rufus S. Scott Mr. & Mrs. George A. Shannon Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Carol & Michael Stamatedes Dr. & Mrs. C. Richard Stasney Mr. & Mrs. Keith Stevenson Dr. & Mrs. Karl Tornyos Ann Trammell Ms. Emily Van Houtan C. Harold & Lorine Wallace Dr. & Mrs. Jasper Welch Dr. David A. White Dr. & Mrs. Rudy C. Wildenstein Ms. Elizabeth Wolff Mr. & Mrs. David J. Wuthrich Mr. Keith Yanez
Young Associates Council Young Associate, Premium $2,500 or more David Chambers & Alexander Steffler Audrey & Brandon Cochran Andy Fullen Jimmy Hubbell Juliet Moths Young Associate $1,500 - $2,499 Lindley & Jason Arnoldy James Bell Ting & John Bresnahan Divya & Chris Brown Peter James Cazamias
Edith & Robert Zinn
Patron $1,000 - $2,499
Dr. & Mrs. George J. Abdo Mrs. Harold J. Adam Joan & Stanford Alexander Mrs. Nancy C. Allen Mr. John Alvarado Frances & Ira Anderson John & Pat Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Anthony P. Apollo Lindley & Jason Arnoldy Mr. & Mrs. John M. Arnsparger Paul H. & Maida M. Asofsky Mr. Jeff Autor Mr. & Mrs. John C. Averett Ms. Mary S. Axelrad Dr. & Mrs. Jamil Azzam Susie & John Bace Mrs. Nancy Bailey Dr. & Mrs. Christie Ballantyne Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Banks Mr. David Barnham Mr. & Mrs. John A. Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Basinski Richard & Trish Battaglia Dr. & Mrs. Arthur L. Beaudet Betty Bellamy Drs. Henry & Louise Bethea Ms. Trisha Biasotti Dr. Joan Hacken Bitar Mrs. Mary Blake Mr. & Mrs. Michael Blitzer Mr. & Mrs. George Boerger Mrs. Danya M. Bogart Mrs. Joanie Bowman Mr. Sonny Brandtner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bray Joe Brazzatti Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Breen Sr. Ting & John Bresnahan Katherine M. Briggs Mr. Thomas Nyle Britton Mr. Chester Brooke & Dr. Nancy Poindexter Divya & Chris Brown Mr. & Mrs. Terry Bryant Dr. & Mrs. Fred Buckwold Lilia Khakinova & C. Robert Bunch Mrs. Anne H. Bushman Dr. & Mrs. William T. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Raul Caffesse Ms. Cathy M. Cagle Margot & John Cater Mr. & Mrs. Allen Clamen Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Clarke Dr. Paul Cloutier Mr. Ryan Colburn Dr. Carmen Bonmati & Mr. Ben Conner Mr. Mark C. Conrad Ms. Barbara A. Conte Mr. & Mrs. Byron Cooley Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cooper Mr. & Mrs. William Cotting Dr. & Mrs. James D. Cox
Sarah & Ben Cotting Christina & George Ferguson Katie Flaherty Mark Folkes & Christopher Johnston Jessica Ford Hali Ganbold Samantha M. Gonzalez Jessica Q. Johnston Jennifer & David Mire Sami & Jud Morrison Brooke & Nathaniel Richards Amanda & John Seaberg Jo A. Simmons Evelyn & Francisco Uzcategui Rachael and Jason Volz, A Fare Extraordinaire
..................................................................................................................................... Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Crull Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Cullen Jr. Mr. Carl Cunningham Mr. Jeffrey Daniels Mr. Fulton & Mrs. Reece Davenport Mrs. Helen Davis Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davis Ms. Elizabeth Del Pico John & Tracy Dennis Ms. Aurelie Desmarais Annamarie Dewhurst Bruce B. Dice Mike & Debra Dishberger Mr. Michael Dooley Mr. & Mrs. James P. Dorn Ms. Consuelo Duroc-Danner Drs. Gary & Roz Dworkin Mr. & Mrs. David Dybell Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Earle Mr. & Mrs. Peter Erickson Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon R. Erikson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Evans Mr. Mike Ezzell Dr. Louis & Mrs. Paula Faillace Mrs. Carolyn Grant Fay Dr. Judith Feigin & Mr. Colin Faulkner Ms. Ursula H. Felmet Mr. & Mrs. George Ferguson Jerry E. & Nanette B. Finger Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Fischer Barbara S. Fitch Mr. Dale Fitz Katie Flaherty Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Fleisher Eugene Fong William & Deborah Fowler Mr. & Mrs. James E. Furr Mr. & Mrs. John Gee Mr. & Mrs. Harry Gendel Mr. Jerry George Mrs. Joan M. Giese Dr. & Mrs. Jack Gill Walter Gilmore Mrs. James J. Glenn Jr. Mr. Morris Glesby Gary & Marion Glober Mr. & Mrs. David Glodt Mr. Robert Gomez Mr. Michael Gonser Samantha Gonzalez Ms. Melissa Goodman Dr. & Mrs. Bradford S. Goodwin Jr. Mr. Carlos Gorrichategui Mr. Kendall Gray Ms. Joyce Z. Greenberg Mr. Charles H. Gregory Mary & Paul Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Doug Groves Mr. Michael Haigh Eric & Angelea Halen Mrs. Thalia Halen Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Hall Dr. & Mrs. Carlos R. Hamilton Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hammann Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hanna Marion S. Hargrove Mr. & Mrs. Warren W. Harris David & Claudia Hatcher Mr. & Mrs. David L. Haug Mr. & Mrs. Houston Haymon Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hemenway Mark & Ragna Henrichs Marilyn & Robert M. Hermance Bob & Yoli Herrmann Ann & Joe Hightower Mr. Robert Hoff Mr. Tim Hogan Mrs. Evelyn Howell Mr. & Mrs. Norman C. Hoyer Mr. Mark Hughes Mrs. Julia Humphreys Mr. & Mrs. Robert Humphries Mr. & Mrs. R.O. Hunton Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Jankovic Ms. Ann Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Okey B. Johnson
Jessica Q. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jones Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Katz Lynda & Frank S. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. David Kennedy Nora J. Klein, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Kneale Lucy & Victor Kormeier Mr. & Mrs. Sam Koster Ms. Ilene Kramer Ms. Joni Latimer Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Leighton Dr. & Mrs. Morton Leonard Jr. Dr. Golda & Dr. Robert B. Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Robert Leonard Mr. Edwin N. Letzerich H. Fred & Velva G. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Philip Lewis Mr. William W. Lindley Mr. & Mrs. H. Arthur Littell Dr. & Mrs. James R. Lloyd Mrs. Sylvia Lohkamp Robert & Gayle Longmire Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Longstreth Mr. & Mrs. W. Gregory Looser Mr. Elario Lozano Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lunn Tom & Kathleen Mach Mr. & Mrs. Barry H. Margolis Mrs. Sasha Davis & Mr. Joseph Matulevich Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Mawhinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William L. Maynard Linda & Jim McCartney Dr. A. McDermott & Dr. A. Glasser Mr. & Mrs. Andrew McFarland Mr. & Mrs. Terry McGill Mr. & Mrs. Michael McGuire Mr. Edward McIntosh Barnett & Diane McLaughlin Ms. Karen McRae Mr. & Mrs. John Merrill Melba Hoekstra Miers Estate Mr. & Mrs. David A. Mire Mr. Jamal Mollai Mr. & Mrs. John C. Molloy Dr. Eleanor D. Montague Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Moynier Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Murphy Newman, Strug, Wadler families in honor of Ida and Irving Wadler Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey B. Newton Ms. Sheila Neylon John & Leslie Niemand Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Ogden Mr. & Mrs. Staman Ogilvie Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Olfers Steve & Sue Olson Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon I. Oster Jane & Kenneth Owen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Page Christine & Robert Pastorek Mr. & Mrs. Raul Pavon Michael & Shirley Pearson Pamela & James Penny Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Perry JoAnn & John Petzold Ms. Debra Phillips Mr. & Mrs. W. Hugh Phillips III Ms. Meg Philpot Mr. Thomas Power Mrs. Dana Puddy Darla & Chip Purchase 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. Nathaniel Richards Mr. & Mrs. Dave Roberts Ms. Janice Robertson & Mr. Douglas Williams
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Robinson Ms. Regina J. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ross Mr. Morris Rubin Mr. Kent Rutter Mr. Robert T. Sakowitz Chris & Don Sanders Harold H. Sandstead, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Schanzmeyer Beth & Lee Schlanger Mrs. Toni Oplt & Mr. Ed Schneider Dr. Mark A. Schusterman Drs. Helene & Robert Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Scuseria Mr. & Mrs. John Seaberg Mr. & Mrs. Ash Sharma Jo A. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sims Barbara & Louis Sklar Mr. Brinton Averil Smith & Ms. Evelyn Chen Mr. & Mrs. William A. Smith Dean & Kay L. Snider Ms. Aimee Snoots John L. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. John Speer Mary Louise Spencer Ms. Georgiana Stanley Mr. & Mrs. James R. Stevens Cassie B. Stinson & Dr. R. Barry Holtz Mr. & Mrs. Stopnicki Mr. & Mrs. Hans Strohmer Emily C. Sundt Susman Family Foundation, Ellen & Steve Susman Ms. Jeanine Swift Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Tabor Jr. Mr. Jim Teague & Ms. Jane DiPaolo Jean & Doug Thomas Jacob & Elizabeth Thomas Mr. Roger Trandell Mr. Gerard Trione Ms. Karin Peterson Tripp Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Turbidy Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Unger Mr. & Mrs. Donn K. Van Arsdall Dr. & Mrs. Charles T. Van Buren Mr. & Mrs. Gene Van Dyke Ms. Barbara Van Postman Mr. & Mrs. William A. Van Wie Ms. Jana Vander Lee Rachael & Jason Volz, A Fare Extraordinaire Betty & Bill Walker Mr. Danny Ward & Ms. Nancy Ames 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 Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Witte Mr. Karl Heinz Wolf Dr. & Mrs. Jerry S. Wolinsky Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Wray Mr. & Mrs. William A. Young Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zabriskie Anonymous (9)
Director $500 - $999
Mr. & Mrs. Justin Abbott Mr. William L. Ackerman Ms. Joan Ambrogi Mr. & Mrs. Steve Ameen Dr. & Mrs. Roy Aruffo Corbin & Char Aslakson Ms. Erin S. Asprec Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Axelrod Mr. Richard Bado Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Baird Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Baizan Mr. & Mrs. David M. Balderston Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ball Ms. Anne Barrett Mr. Allen J. Becker
Mr. Ricky R. Behrend Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd M. Bentsen III Mr. & Mrs. John Berger Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Berteaud Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Bickel Mrs. Ann M. Bixby Dr. William Black Jr., M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Jr. Mrs. Noemi Blum-Howard Mr. Edward P. Bornet Bob Frank Boydston Mr. James Bragg Ms. Sally Brassow Mr. J. W. Brougher Mr. & Mrs. Jos C. Brown Fred & Judy Brunk Ms. Courtney Brynes Mrs. Shirley Burgher Ms. Helen P. Burwell Mr. Carl Butler Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Campbell Mr. Len Cannon Mrs. H. E. Carrico Mr. Petros Carvounis Mr. & Mrs. John M. Cavanaugh Mr. & Mrs. E. Thomas Chaney Mr. & Mrs. David Chang Ms. Anna Charlton Virginia A. Clark Jim R. & Lynn Coe Mr. David Coleman Donna M. Collins Mr. H. Talbot Cooley Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Coon Mr. William S. & Dr. Mary Alice Cowan Dr. Edward Cox Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Crook Dr. & Mrs. Lee Daniels Ms. Caroline Deetjen Mr. & Mrs. Rene Degreve Mr. Joseph A. Dellinger Mr. Charles Dishman Elizabeth H. Duerr Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Dumestre Egon & Elisa Durban John & Joyce Eagle Ms. Paula Eck Mildred & Richard Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Knut Eriksen Dr. Kenneth L Euler Ms. Tanya Evanoff & Mr. Ed Spire Diane Lokey Farb Mrs. Kelli Fereday Mr. & Mrs. Carl Fletcher Mr. James B. Flodine & Ms. Lynne Liberato Mr. Stephen J. Folzenlogen Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Francisco Rachel Frazier Mrs. Cathy Friestch Mrs. Martha Garcia Mrs. Holly Garner Martha & Gibson Gayle Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Neil Gaynor Ms. Lucy Gebhart Ms. Elaine C. Gordon Dr. & Mrs. Harvey L. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk Mr. Ned Graber Mr. & Mrs. Tony Gracely Mr. Garrett Graham Dennis Griffith & Louise Richman Mr. & Mrs. Steve K. Grimsley Gaye Davis & Dennis B. Halpin Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Harbachick Michael D. Hardin W. Russel Harp & Maarit K. Savola-Harp Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Harrell Dr. & Mrs. William S. Harwell Thomas F. & Catherine Mary Hastings Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Healy Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Heard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Heath Sheila & Isaac Heimbinder Mr. & Mrs. Fred D. Herring Ms. Hilda R. Herzfeld Mr. & Mrs. W. Grady Hicks Mr. David Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. John Homier Dr. Matthew Horsfield & Dr. Michael Kauth
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Houston Symphony Donors.............................................................................. Mr. David Houston Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hsieh Ms. Lee Huber Mr. & Mrs. Dean Huffman Ms. Rebecca Hutcheson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Janicke Mr. Mark Johansson Ms. Sheila K. Johnstone Mr. Bill Jones Mrs. Jillian Jopling Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jordon 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 Louise & Sherwin Kershman Mr. Ron Kesterson Ms. Malgosia Kloc Mr. Dennis Kroeger Suzanne A. & Dan D. Kubin Mr. Vijay Kusnoor Ms. Diane Laborde Mr. & Mrs. Joel C. Lambert Dr. & Mrs. Shane Lanys Mr. & Mrs. William R. Leighton Dr. & Dr. Richard A. Lewis Annie & Kenneth Li Mr. James C. Lindsey Mrs. Mary Litwin & Mr. Bruce Litwin Mr. Kelly Bruce Lobley Renee & Michael Locklar Mr. Alberto Lozano Mr. & Mrs. Peter MacGregor Ms. Renee Margolin Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Marion Ms. Diane Markesich & Mr. James Hamblet Ms. Faerie Marston Mr. Howard Martin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Martin
Dr. & Mrs. Glen E. Mattingly Mr. & Mrs. Rod McAdams Mr. & Mrs. James McBride Lawrence McCullough & Linda Jean Quintanilla Mr. & Mrs. David R. McKeithan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence McManus William E. Joor, III & Rose Ann Medlin Ms. Maria Carolina Mendoza Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Meneilly Mr. Ronald A. Mikita Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Herbert G. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Mireles Mr. Willis B. Mitchell John & Ann Montgomery Ms. Deborah Moran Mr. William R. Mowlam Daniel & Karol Musher Ms. Jennifer Naae Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Neumann Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Newman Ms. Khanh Nguyen Mr. & Mrs. Rufus W. Oliver III Drs. M. & V. Orocofsky Mrs. Caroline Osteen Mr. & Mrs. Steven Owsley Mr. & Mrs. Marc C. Paige Ms. Martha Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Peropoulos Mr. & Mrs. Gary Petersen Grace & Carroll Phillips Ms. Antoinette Post Mr. Robert W. Powell Kim & Ted A. Powell Paula & Nico Praagman Hudgins Mr. & Mrs. Gary Prentice Mr. William E. Pryor Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Pybus Jr. Elias & Carole Qumsieh Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ramirez
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ramsey Dr. Mike Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. William B. Rawl Dr. Alexander P. Remenchik & Ms. Frances Burford Ms. Rachaelle Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Claud D. Riddles Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Rinehart Milton & Jill Rose Mr. Autry W. Ross Mrs. Holly Rubbo Mr. Derek Salvino Mrs. Jennifer K. Salyer Mr. Charles King Sanders Ms. Cynthia Sanford Dr. & Mrs. David Sapire Ms. Stacey Saunders & Mr. Jeff Smith Ms. Susan E. Scarrow Mr. & Mrs. Eric Schaeffer Mrs. Myrna Schaffer Mr. & Mrs. Donald Schmuck Mr. David Schultz & Ms. Beth Stegle Jean & Robert Schwarz Dr. & Mrs. H. Irving Schweppe Jr. Ms. Donna Scott Charles & Andrea Seay Mr. & Mrs. Vic Shainock Claudette & Tim Shaunty Mr. & Mrs. George Shaw Mr. & Mrs. Russell Sherrill Mr. Hilary Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Smith Mr. & Mrs. William Smith Ms. Joyce Steensrud Mr. Ronald B. Stein Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Steinman Mr. & Ms. Gary Stenerson Dr. John R. Stroehlein & Ms. Miwa Sakashita Mr. Alan Stuckert Dr. & Mrs. David Sufian Mr. & Mrs. John F. Sullivan
Ms. Bobbie Sumerlin Dr. & Mrs. Frank C. Sung Mrs. Louise Sutton Mr. Clifford A. Swanlund Jr. Dr. Jeffrey Sweterlitsch Ms. Carolyn Tanner Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Taylor Mr. Kerry Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Van Teeters Mr. John F. Terwilliger & Ms. Laura Codman Ms. Betsy Mims & Mr. Howard D. Thames Mr. & Mrs. M. Dale Tingleaf Mr. G. M. Tolunay David & Ann Tomatz Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. Toole Ms. Cathleen J. Trechter Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Tremant Mrs. Eliot P. Tucker Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Utecht Mr. & Mrs. Jon P. Valfre Dr. & Mrs. Gage VanHorn Dean B. Walker Mr. Kenneth W. Warren Ms. Bryony Jane Welsh Mrs. Johannah Wilkenfeld Dr. Wayne Wilner Ms. Susan N. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Emil Wulfe Mr. Scott Wynant Anonymous (21)
As of December 1, 2012 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
Concertmaster’s Society $25,000-$49,999
Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Mrs. Sybil F. Roos
Conductor’s Circle, Platinum $15,000-$24,999
Allen & Almira Gelwick, Lockton Companies Susan & Dick Hansen Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr David & Paula Steakley
Conductor’s Circle, Gold $10,000-$14,999
Mra. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Ms. Judith Vincent
Conductor’s Circle, Silver $7,500-$9,999
Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz Paul & Rita Morico Roman & Sally Reed Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson Mr. & Mrs. Leland Tate
Conductor’s Circle, Bronze $5,000-$7,499
Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Marilyn Caplovitz Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Ms. Sara Jo Devine Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hamaker Terry Murphree Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Mr. & Mrs. Allan Quiat
Grand Patron $2,500-$4,999
Rita & Geoffrey Bayliss Dr. Christopher Buehler & Ms. Jill Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Byron F. Dyer Ms. Jessica Ford Mr. & Ms. Eric J. Gongre Mr. Robert Grant & Ms. Christine Romsdahl Marianne & Robert Ivany Rex & Marillyn King Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Mason Alice R. McPherson, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Ben A. Reid Shirley & Marvin Rich Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. Linda & Jerry Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. William Thweatt Mr. & Mrs. William B. Welte III Sally & Denney Wright Anonymous (1)
Mr. & Mrs. J. Emery Anderson Mrs. Nancy Bailey Stanley & Martha Bair Mr. John S. Beury Ellen Box Ms. Barbara A. Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Bruce G. Buhler Mr. David Carrier Mr. William V. Conover The Honorable & Mrs. William C. Crassas Mr. & Mrs. Robert Creager Ms. Ann Currens Mr. & Mrs. James E. Dorsett Dr. Burdett S. & Mrs. Kathleen C.E. Dunbar Mark Folkes & Christopher Johnston Carol & Larry Fradkin Paula & Alfred Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. James K. Garner Mrs. Lillian Gaylor
Mr. Evan B. Glick Julius & Suzan Glickman Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. George A. Helland Mr. & Mrs. Alex Howard Michael & Darcy Krajewski Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred M. Krenek Mr. & Mrs. Robin Lease Mr. & Mrs. John Matzer Mr. & Mrs. Alan May Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Terry McGill Barnett & Diane McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan Mr. Marvin McMurrey & Mrs. Martha Rocks Dr. & Mrs. Raghu Narayan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Ogden Mrs. Kay M. Onstead Margaret & V. Scott Pignolet W. R. Purifoy Mr. & Mrs. John T. Riordan Mrs. Annetta Rose Mr. Morris Rubin Dr. & Mr. Adrian D. Shelley Mr. Charles Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Thompson Ms. Virginia Torres Mr. Roger Trandell Ms. Jody Verwers Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Wallace
Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley Agbor Rev. & Mrs. H. Eldon Akerman Ms. Suan Angelo Dr. & Mrs. William S. Banks III Ann B. Beaudette Ms. Suzie Boyd Mr. Billy Bray Dr. & Mrs. R. L. Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Cantrell Jr. Dr. Cecil Christensen
Richard & Marcia Churns Mrs. Barbora Cole Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Colton Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Cook Mr. & Mrs. George Dobbin Barbara Dokell Mr. & Mrs. Randy Dunn Mr. Richard Fanning Mr. John Geigel Mr. & Mrs. L. Henry Gissell Jr. Mr. Garland Gray Mr. & Mrs. Dale Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Don Harrison Richard & Beverly Hickman Mr. Don E. Kingsley Ms. Amy Lacy Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lindgren Mr. & Mrs. James D. Long Ms. Doris M. Magee Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Mawhinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McEvoy Mr. James Miner Jim & Arlene Payne Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Raizner Mrs. Pamela Royal Mr. Michael Shawiak James C. Stanka Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Symko 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 (1) As of December 1, 2012 To note any errors or omissions, please call Darryl de Mello at (713) 337-8529
Corporations...................................................................................................... Houston Symphony Business Council................................................................. Co-Chairs Ralph Burch, ConocoPhillips David Wuthrich, MARSH Private Client Prentiss Burt, J.P. Morgan Janet F. Clark, Marathon Oil Corporation Gene Dewhurst, Falcon Seaboard Mike Doherty, Frost Bank Allen Gelwick, Lockton Companies Roz Larkey, Cameron International Corporation Steven P. Mach, Mach Industrial Group, LP Billy McCartney, Vitol Inc.
Paul Morico, Baker Botts, L.L.P. Robert A. Peiser, Imperial Sugar Company (retired) Geoffroy Petit, TOTAL David Pruner, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. John Rydman, Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods Manolo Sanchez, BBVA Compass
Jerome Simon, Northern Trust Bobby Tudor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company Jesse Tutor, Accenture (retired) Margaret Waisman, Affiliated Dermatologists of Houston Fredric Weber, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Corporations...................................................................................................... As of December 1, 2012
$100,000 and above
* The Methodist Hospital Spec’s Charitable Foundation * United Airlines
The Boeing Company Bright Star Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. * Houston Chronicle KPMG LLP Memorial Hermann The Rand Group, LLC San Jacinto College Wells Fargo
Andrews Kurth, LLP
American Express Philanthropic
Program * Baker Botts L.L.P. Cameron International Corporation Chevron ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Frost Bank GDF SUEZ Energy North America Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo * Jackson and Company JPMorgan Chase Marathon Oil Corporation Palmetto Partners Ltd. / The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Rose Hill Meadows Corporation Shell Oil Company TOTAL
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Avalon Advisors, LLC Bank of America Bank of Houston Bank of Texas Bisso Marine Co., Inc. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP CenterPoint Energy Cooper Industries, Inc. Crown Castle International Corp. Ernst & Young Halliburton Locke Lord LLP Macy’s Foundation Merrill Lynch Private Bank & Investment Group MetroBank, N.A. Northern Trust Regions Bank
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Salient Partners SPIR STAR, Ltd. Star Furniture UBS USI Insurance Services LLC Vinson & Elkins LLP
Beck, Redden & Secrest, LLP Bloomberg, L.L.P. Devon Energy Corporation Michem International, Inc. New Era Life Insurance Oceaneering International Inc. Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Spectra Energy Stewart Title Company Swift Energy Company Gifts below $4,999
Air Liquide American Corporation EOG Resources, Inc. GEM Insurance Agencies Geste LLC Gulf Marine Product Co., Ltd Intercontinental Exchange JaPage Partnership Martha Turner Properties SEI Global Institutional Group Sense Corp. Williams Companies, Inc.
* Contribution includes in-kind support
Corporate Matching Gifts........................................................................................ As of December 1, 2012
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.
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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, featuring a renowned guest artist. 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 our Development Department at: (713) 337-8500 or email@example.com. 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 Eugene R. Bruns Sylvia J. Carroll Janet F. Clark William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes 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 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 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 Dave B. Nussmann Edward C. Osterberg Jr. Joan D. Osterweil Imogen “Immy” Papadopoulos Sara M. Peterson Mr. Howard Pieper 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 December 1, 2012 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
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 December 1, 2012
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
In Kind Donors......................................................................................................... As of December 1, 2012 A Fare Extraordinaire Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design Aztec Baker Botts L.L.P. Bergner & Johnson BKD, LLP Boat Ranch Bright Star Christofle Classical 91.7 FM Cognetic
Culinaire Darryl & Co. DLG Research & Marketing Solutions DocuData Solutions Elaine Turner Designs Elegant Events by Michael Festari Foster Quan LLP Gucci H.E.B. Hilton Americas – Houston
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 Mr. Carl R. Cunningham 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 Tony’s Tootsies United Airlines Valobra Jewlery & Antiques VISION Production Group Yahama
Foundations....................................................................................................... Foundations and Government Agencies............................................................. As of December 1, 2012
$1,000,000 & above
Houston Endowment Houston Symphony Endowment Trust Houston Symphony League The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $500,000-$999,999 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 The Brown Foundation, Inc. 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 Mitchel Foundation
John P. McGovern Foundation Ray C. Fish Foundation $25,000-$49,999
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation The Humphreys Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Sterling-Turner Foundation
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 The Powell Foundation Radoff Family Foundation Vivian L. Smith Foundation The Schissler Foundation Vaughn Foundation
LTR Lewis Cloverdale Foundation William E. & Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust The Hood-Barrow Foundation Leon Jaworski Foundation William S. & Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Lubrizol Foundation Mithoff Family 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
The Mary & Thomas Graselli Endowment Foundation Huffington Foundation The Oshman Foundation State Employee Charitable Campaign
Biography continued from page 25. .................................. he conducted concert performances of Madama Butterfly and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. His reputation as an opera conductor rose swiftly after stepping in at short notice to successfully direct the Zürich Opera’s 2003 production of Jonathan Miller’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. For the Ao Vivo label, Koenig has recorded works by Schoenberg, Prokofiev, Saariaho and Sibelius with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto. For Hyperion, he has recorded a highly acclaimed CD of music by Henryk Melcer, with pianist Jonathan Plowright and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. His recording of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the same orchestra was featured on the front cover of BBC
Music Magazine in September 2009. Other noteworthy recordings include Beethoven symphonies with the Malmö Symphony (DB Productions) and Prokofiev and Mozart with the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg (SEL Classics). Christoph Koenig was born in Dresden, where he sang as a boy soprano in the famous Dresdner Kreuzchor. He later studied conducting, as well as piano and voice, at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. Koenig has participated in masterclasses given by such renowned conductors as Sergiu Celibidache and Sir Colin Davis, who subsequently invited him to be his assistant for both concerts and opera productions with the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden.
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Backstage Pass. ................................................................................................. Kevin Dvorak, cello
Janet F. Clark, musician sponsor
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Education: Baylor University
Education: Harvard University, BA; The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MBA.
Joined the Houston Symphony: 1978 I can’t wait for this concert: A complete performance of Wozzeck with a stellar cast and Hans Graf conducting. Though this will be a challenge for the average listener, I hope the audience will surrender to the profound beauty of this operatic masterpiece. First picked up the cello: 11 years old Earliest musical memory: Going to student concerts with the Dallas Symphony and coming away mesmerized with all the sounds and colors of the instruments in the orchestra All in the family: My 88-year-old father is an amateur pianist who used to accompany me in solo cello pieces. Best thing about being a musician: Performing new and old repertoire week after week with different conductors and artists In another life: I would be a vocal coach or maybe a chef. Favorite music to perform: Any Beethoven or Mahler symphony Current listening: Nina Stemme singing scenes from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Sponsor support: Janet Clark has been to my home several times for chamber music concerts, and I’m so honored that she finds the time in her busy schedule to support the Symphony and me in such a committed degree of involvement. I bet you didn’t know this about me: My partner and I (of almost 30 years), are in the planning stage of building an energy-efficient house in southwest New Mexico. We have five acres near the Gila National Forest that sit on a mountain side almost 7,000 feet high. Hobbies & interests: My second career is that of an arranger for various ensembles that are self-published and promoted at a site called MusicaNeo.com. I have 16 works available there and usually spend our big summer break working on them. I also enjoy a strict workout regimen to condition myself for the mental and physical stress of performing. String players are especially susceptible to back and shoulder problems due to repetitive motion and overuse maladies, so it’s important to maintain a good strengthening and conditioning routine. I also love to get in the kitchen and create unusual taste combinations.
Joined the Houston Symphony: I grew up in Houston and have been a subscriber for more than 20 years. All in the family: My sister is a retired attorney and now very happy teaching piano. As a family, we would go to the Symphony; father always enjoyed the music. I took piano music appreciation in college. First live orchestra experience: When I was in elementary school, my school brought me to see the orchestra on a field trip. Currently listening: I listen to KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and I have several classical music Pandora stations: Debussy, Chopin, Mahler, etc. I particularly like my Pandora Debussy station! Concert excitement: I totally enjoyed the Lang Lang concert! I’m really looking forward to the performance of Mahler Symphony No. 1 at the end of this month. I’m a big Mahler fan and of his First Symphony in particular. I have a whole group of us planned to go to that concert. Best part of the symphony experience: The music and watching the musicians immerse themselves in the music with joy. Favorite symphony memory: The Symphony staff once offered me 10 tickets for a concert. I gave the tickets to YES Prep Public school thinking that the teachers would attend. Instead, the teachers brought eight kids and they had the best time! This gave me the idea to do this again. It’s huge to have kids get exposure to classical music, as education funding gets tighter and tighter, and we all need to do what we can to bring music into the classroom. My personal passion is children and music education, and I think it is so wonderful what the Symphony does in regard to that and other forms of community outreach. I’m a musician sponsor: Because I love the music! I recognize that we need to support the Symphony if we want to have this fabulous music in this town. I selected Kevin Dvorak because he is a cellist, and I wanted to encourage my niece who was a high school freshman to continue studying the cello. He has hosted several lovely evenings of chamber music in his home, which I’ve attended. I encourage others to absolutely become musician sponsors, because it’s important to support our musicians, and this is a great way to personalize the live music experience.
Published on Jan 3, 2013
This issue delves deeper into upcoming concerts Dvorak's New World Symphony, What a Wonderful World, Mahler & Mendelssohn, and Symphony Spec...