Contents: January | 2014
Official Program Magazine of the Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana, Suite 102, Houston, Texas 77002 (713) 224-4240 | houstonsymphony.org For advertising contact New Leaf Publishing at (713) 523-5323 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.newleafinc.com | 2006 Huldy, Houston, Texas 77019
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ON STAGE AND OFF
12 Centennial Angels 12 Centennial Lifetime Giving 4 Credits 39 Donors 34 Education and Community Engagement Programs 31 Houston Symphony Chorus 36 Houston Symphony Endowment 33 Leadership Council 6 Letter to Patrons 35 Musician Sponsorship 6 New Century Society 16 Orchestra and Staff 38 Symphony Society
Young musicians from Sphinx Virtuosi Bacharach reminisces 14 Burt about his work with the Houston 34 enjoyed a whirlwind tour of Houston last fall. Read more on page 34.
Symphony in “This Month in Symphony History.”
8 Backstage Pass 4 32 A Conversation with Duncan Copp 8 New Music Director 10 Special Events 14 This Month in Symphony History 24 Upcoming Performances
www.houstonsymphonydigital.com The Planets—An HD Odyssey has an 22 app! Scan the QR code above to get access to more behind the scenes material, including outtakes from the film and more scientific nuggets about our solar system.
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This is the first time for incoming Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada to be on the cover—and fittingly so for January since we are announcing on January 10 all of the wonderful music that he has planned for us in his first official season. Plus, he joins the orchestra again this month for two weekends of powerhouse concerts. See inside for more details. In this photo, Andrés is leading the orchestra during his appearance in October when Midori was the featured guest artist. Welcome back, Andrés!
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LETTER TO PATRONS
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Robert A. Peiser President
Mark C. Hanson Executive Director/CEO
Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome back Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada this month. First will be performances of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, on January 3, 4 and 5. Then, over the course of the next weekend, Andrés will conduct the orchestra in a double feature of our HD Odyssey hits—The Planets and The Earth—both featuring films of NASA imagery of our magnificent planet and solar system paired with symphonic scores by Gustav Holst, Richard Strauss and John Adams. Our HD Odyssey projects have become the most popular commissions in Houston Symphony history, attracting audiences around the world! Please turn to page 23 to see a list of all of our HD Odyssey donors who have made this possible. We are also excited to announce the 2014-15 Season this month. Stay tuned for more information on the announcement activity planned for Friday, January 10. You won’t want to miss the 2014-15 season announcement as it will feature Andrés revealing the music that he has programmed for his first official season as Music Director, as well as exciting announcements from Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski! As part of our Centennial celebration, we are hosting several parties for Houston Symphony family members and alumni. Later in the spring, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the Centennial with current and alumni members of both the orchestra and chorus. It will certainly be a privilege to share memories with so many of the talented musicians who inspire and engage more than 300,000 Houstonians each and every season through their collective performances. In the middle of the month, concertmaster Frank Huang will be the featured soloist and leader in free concerts of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Houston Baptist University. In partnership with HBU and the Chester Pitts Foundation, Frank and his colleagues in the orchestra will perform two student concerts on the morning of January 17, followed by a public performance on the evening of January 18 in the Linda and Archie Dunham Theater on the campus of Houston Baptist University. Lastly, our school concerts continue in January with our Detectives Series for elementary students. This year, Associate Conductor Robert Franz will lead students through an hour-long program entitled “Opposites Attract” with the goal of developing active listening and critical thinking skills. As always, we thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you at Jones Hall. Enjoy the concert!
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 C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1411 or David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525.
Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Janice H. Barrow Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Kitty King Powell Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mr. Mike Stude Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor
Rochelle & Max Levit Cora Sue & Harry Mach Joella & Steven P. Mach Houston Methodist Hospital Nancy & Robert Peiser Laura & Michael Shannon Baker Botts L.L.P. Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn The Joan & Marvin Kaplan Foundation Barbara & Pat McCelvey Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Wells Fargo
THE NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR FUND The New Music Director Fund supports the concert activities of Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his year as Music Director Designate (2013-14 Centennial Season) and his first years as Music Director of the Houston Symphony (2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons). Orozco-Estrada, who was appointed in January 2013, is a young, dynamic conductor who radiates charm and energy both on and off the podium. He is the orchestra’s first Hispanic music director. For information on how to become involved, please contact Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO at (713) 238-1411 or David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525.
The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams photo by julie soefer
Janice H. Barrow Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfret Beauchamp Barbara & Pat McCelvey Nancy & Robert Peiser Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mike Stude Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor
GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE
Facebook fans quiz Andrés Orozco-Estrada On January 16, 2013, the Houston Symphony announced the appointment of its new Music Director Designate Andrés OrozcoEstrada. He officially begins his post as Music Director in September 2014, but he leads the orchestra four times during the current Centennial Season, including concerts this month. Symphony Facebook fans were eager to learn more about the new man in charge and sent him some questions. Read below for his answers. How do we engage young audiences to introduce a new generation of listeners to the glory of orchestral music? (Submitted by Ken Fitzgerald) The selection of repertoire and playing music to create a close connection with the audience are the most important. And, being a conductor of a younger generation, I draw upon this to build a bridge and a direct connection with them, trying to encourage a closer dialogue and looking for spontaneity and proximity. In every case, I want to give the audience the feeling that there is no border between them, the music and the conductor. What have been the most difficult struggles of your career? (Submitted by Steven Rodriguez) A conductor´s path is always a big challenge. Instead of focusing on the struggles, it’s more important to focus on the challenges and to work constantly to achieve big dreams and goals—step by step, one after another. These obstacles and challenges make you a better musician and person—and happier.
What composer, conductor or performer who is no longer living would you have most wanted to take to dinner? (Submitted by Ken Fitzgerald) Everyone! Well, there is so much to learn from each person, each great maestro and each great musician. What books have you read lately? (Submitted by Autumn R. Carpenter) 1) El lejano amor de los extraños by Tomás González 2) La civilización del espectáculo by Mario Vargas Llosa 3) Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World by Norman Lebrecht
If you would like to submit a question for the next “Getting to know Andrés Orozco-Estrada” installment in April, become a fan of the Houston Symphony Facebook page and watch for our post about it.
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Vintage Virtuoso hits another high note Spec’s Charitable Foundation’s annual event, Vintage Virtuoso, chaired by John and Lindy Rydman, was held on November 13 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel. More than 500 wine lovers and Houston Symphony supporters enjoyed an exciting tasting before sitting down to a delicious dinner. Guests were also treated to a performance by a brass ensemble which featured Mark Hughes, Micah Wilkinson, Brian Thomas, Allen Barnhill and Mark Barton. Proceeds totaling $265,000 from this event went to support Music Matters!, the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.
Make plans for this season’s Wine Dinner John and Lindy Rydman will join forces with their daughter, Lisa Key, to chair the Houston Symphony Centennial Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction on Friday, March 7, 2014. No doubt two generations of Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods will present another stellar event. Join the Houston Symphony family for one of the most celebrated events of the season. Enjoy a multi-course dinner, paired with specially selected wines, on the Jones Hall stage. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid at the Collector’s Auction, featuring some of the finest wines and wine-related packages. Tables of 10 are available at the $7,500, $10,000, $15,000, $25,000 and $50,000 levels. Individual tickets are available at the $1,500 level and $750 level (per person). For further information about tables or tickets, please contact Alexandra Yates, Director of Special Events, at (713) 337-8536 or alexandra. email@example.com. For further information about the Collector’s Auction or to donate wine or a wine-related package to the Collector’s Auction, please contact Laura Neiman, Manager of Special Events, at (713) 3378524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excitement is building for the Centennial Ball Longtime supporters, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, along with Joella and Steve Mach, hosted the sensational kick-off party for the Centennial Ball on November 12. The event hosted early Ball supporters, members of the Centennial Ball Underwriter Committee (chaired by Steve Mach), the Ball Honorary Committee, the Ball Auction Committee and the Young Associates Council. There is much to celebrateâ€”the Ball has exceeded $1 million in underwriting support!
Join us for the Centennial Ball TV and Broadway star Matthew Morrison will be on hand for the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball chaired by two generations of the Mach family, Cora Sue and Harry, along with their son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Joella. Youâ€™ll want to set aside Saturday, May 17, 2014, to join the fun. The Ball will be the dramatic culmination of our Centennial Season! Be a part of history as we celebrate this momentous occasion on a massive stage in Jones Hall. Experience an evening filled with extraordinary music, delicious cuisine, luxurious auction items, festive dancing and Houston Symphony glamour befitting a Centennial celebration.
Seating is limited Underwriting opportunities include: Tables of 12: $100,000 Tables of 10: $25,000 and $50,000 Individual underwriting packages (per couple): $12,500, $25,000 Individual tickets (per couple): $6,000 ($3,000 per person) For further information about Underwriter opportunities, please contact: Alexandra Yates, Director of Special Events, at (713) 337-8536 or email@example.com. For further information about donating to the Ball auction, please contact: Laura Neiman, Manager, Special Events, at (713) 337-8524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As the Houston Symphony celebrates a century of music making, a core group of leadership donors are making commitments of $100,000 and above to recognize the significance of this important occasion and honor those who have worked diligently over the years to ensure Houston is home to a world-class orchestra. To learn more or to pledge your support, contact Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1411 or David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525. Janice H. Barrow BBVA Compass Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge The Brown Foundation, Inc. Chevron City of Houston and Theater District Improvement, Inc. City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board Janet F. Clark ConocoPhillips The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts The Elkins Foundation Allen & Almira Gelwick – Lockton Companies Rochelle & Max Levit
Cora Sue & Harry Mach Joella & Steven P. Mach Barbara & Pat McCelvey Mr. George P. Mitchell Palmetto Partners Ltd. / The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Nancy & Robert Peiser Sybil F. Roos Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Laura & Michael Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mr. Mike Stude Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
Centennial Lifetime Giving The Houston Symphony recognizes these individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities for their extraordinary support of the Houston Symphony. This list includes all gifts to the Houston Symphony dating from 1972. Where appropriate, companies are listed under the name of their most current incarnation, and include all gifts to date from their subsidiaries and acquisitions. as of December 1, 2013
$25 Million +
The Brown Foundation, Inc. The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
$10 Million +
The Cullen Foundation Houston Endowment Mr. Mike Stude
$5 Million +
The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Houston Downtown Alliance Mr. George P. Mitchell and Mrs. Cynthia Woods Mitchell
$2.5 Million +
M.D. Anderson Foundation Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Corporation Houston Arts Alliance Houston Arts Fund Kinder Morgan 12
National Endowment for the Arts Mr. & Mrs. John Rydman/ Spec’s Charitable Foundation Shell Oil Company Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Anonymous
$1 Million +
AIG American General AT&T Baker Botts L.L.P. Bank of America BBVA Compass Chevron Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst The William Stamps Farish Fund Fidelity Investments The Fondren Foundation Houston Chronicle JPMorgan Chase Cornelia & Meredith Long Beth Madison The Mach Family/ Cora Sue & Harry Mach and Joella & Steve Mach Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks
Barbara & Pat McCelvey Kathrine McGovern/ John P. McGovern Foundation Ms. Charlotte A. Rothwell Mr. Fayez Sarofim Spectra Energy Vinson & Elkins, LLP Mrs. Wesley West/ Stedman West Foundation Margaret Alkek Williams Anonymous
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Macy’s Hewlett Packard Company Laura & Michael Shannon Palmetto Partners Ltd. / The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
Accenture American Express BP Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Enron Corporation Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Centennial Lifetime Giving Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Houston Methodist Hospital The Joan & Marvin Kaplan Foundation KPMG LLP Rochelle & Max Levit Marathon Oil Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Northern Trust Norton Rose Fulbright Mrs. Kitty King Powell/The Powell Foundation Rockwell Fund, Inc. Mr. Walter W. Sapp Mr. A. Frank Smith Jr. Texas Commission on the Arts TOTAL United Airlines Wells Fargo Bank Williams Companies, Inc.
Allied Waste Andrews Kurth LLP Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfert Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Boardwalk Pipline Partners LP Cameron International Corporation CenterPoint Energy Jane & Robert Cizik Mr. Michael H. Clark & Ms. Sallie Morian Comcast Alexander & Lorraine Dell Deloitte Gene & Linda Dewhurst Eaton
The Margaret & James A. Elkins, Jr. Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Mrs. Fran Fawcett-Peterson/ The MacDonald-Peterson Foundation Ray C. Fish Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Frankel Frost Bank GDF SUEZ Energy North America Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Hermance Hobby Family Foundation Mrs. Judith R. Hoffberger Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde Houston Arts Combined Endowment Fnd. The Humphreys Foundation Drs. M. S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi KHOU-TV Channel 11 Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Dr. & Mrs. Michael Mann I. W. Marks Jewelers Jay & Shirley Marks Betty & Gene McDavid Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mervyn’s Mrs. Sue A. Morrison Tassie & Constantine Nicandros Hanni & Stewart Orton Nancy & Robert Peiser Mr. & Mrs. J. Hugh Roff Jr. Mrs. Sybil F. Roos Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells The Schissler Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Ms. Lola Sinclair
Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. Smith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Star Furniture Sterling-Turner Foundation Target Stores, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. L. Proctor Thomas III Stephen & Pamalah Tipps Mr. Wallace S. Wilson UBS Dr. Margaret Waisman & Dr. Steven S. Callahan Weatherford International Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Fredric A. Weber Dede & Connie Weil Anonymous
The Houston Symphony would also like to recognize companies who supported the Houston Symphony in the 1960s with the purchase of advertisements in the program books. Audiphone Hearing Aid Co. Bank of Texas Battelstein’s Everitt-Buelow Gittings Houston Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Houston Motor Corp. Houston Natural Gas System Humble Oil & Refining Corporation The National Bank of Commerce of Houston The Prudential Insurance Co. Ralph Rupley Sakowitz Semaan Shell Oil Company Wallings The Warwick Hotel United Gas
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THIS MONTH IN SYMPHONY HISTORY
“I had done three or four different appearances with the Houston Symphony,” said Bacharach recently via an email interview. “I like the orchestra very, very much, and I like Jones Hall—it’s a wonderful place to play. My memories of the recording session were something that I dreamt about for two months afterward. We were racing against the clock to get two hours and 10 minutes of recording time in before time was up!” Another important CD, the Mozart Wind Concertos, was recorded with Music Director Christoph Eschenbach in 1993 to huge success. But in June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison hit, obliterating downtown Houston, and the Mozart Wind Concertos master tapes were one of the flood’s casualties. In the mid-2000s, the Symphony began searching for the masters, but discovered that another company had acquired the original label. The search continued into 2013, when the Symphony contacted the tape’s producer, Judith Sherman, who possessed the original tapes. They were shipped to New Jersey to be digitized and stored on a hard drive. DiscMakers began inserting tracks and designing cover art. “The Mozart Wind Concertos was my first recording with the Houston Symphony and with Maestro Eschenbach,” said Sherman. “We went on to make several other CDs, and I came to admire the Houston Symphony musicians tremendously. They were of very high caliber, certainly, but also their joy in their work, I think, comes through in the recordings. As we say in the business, ‘What a band!’” The three-disc set is on sale in the Symphony Store and via the box office for only $20. The set features Aralee Dorough (flute), Robert Atherholt (oboe), David Peck (clarinet), 14
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This month, the Houston Symphony will embark on its next recording project, a commercial DVD for The Earth—An HD Odyssey. The project has extra significance because it will be the first recording for incoming Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with the Houston Symphony. So, this month’s Centennial article will remember the rich collection of recordings created throughout the century, a discography that includes 53 titles dating back to 1950’s South Pacific/Kiss Me Kate conducted by Music Director Efrem Kurtz. While the Houston Symphony is known for its diverse recording collection, Burt Bacharach’s Woman might be a surprise addition. Known for his popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, this well-known composer and entertainer joined the Houston Symphony in 1979 for a live recording session that also included the singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Libby Titus. The passionate, sometimes jazzy, eight-song album was conceived in one fourChina hour session at Jones Hall.
photo by jpl and NASA
Highlights of a Rich Recording Collection
photo by anthony rathbun
Benjamin Kamins (bassoon) and William VerMeulen (horn), of whom Dorough and VerMeulen are still in the orchestra. For the upcoming Earth recording, Senior Recording Engineer and KUHA 91.7 FM radio host Brad Sayles will set up similarly to the recording studio. “My main microphone array is a Decca tree threemicrophone system that uses tube mikes,” Sayles said. “We follow up with a compliment of spot mikes that fill out the sound. Everything is done on the floor with stands. We generally use up to 24 microphones to capture every instrument section; sometimes the mikes are only used for a few measures, but they are still very important.”
The Earth DVDs will be ready for purchase in Fall 2014. To learn more about the Houston Symphony’s fascinating history, pick up a copy of Houston Symphony: Celebrating a Century, by contacting the Patron Service Center at (713) 224-7575 or visiting the Symphony Store when you attend a concert.
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ORCHESTRA AND STAFF AndrĂŠs Orozco-Estrada, Music Director Designate Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair
Principal Pops Conductor
Associate Conductor Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge
FIRST VIOLIN: Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Associate Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Assia Dulgerska, Assistant Concertmaster** Cornelia and Meredith Long Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker Alexandra Adkins MiHee Chung Sophia Silivos Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Oleg Chelpanov* SECOND VIOLIN: Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Frusina Ruth Zeger Miran Kim Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly** Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Emily Herdeman Kelly* 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 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
DOUBLE BASS: David Malone, Acting Principal Mark Shapiro, Acting Associate Principal Eric Larson Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray FLUTE: Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair Judy Dines, Acting Associate Principal Allison Jewett** Gina Hughes* Rebecca Powell Garfield* PICCOLO: Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell Garfield* OBOE: Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz
TRUMPET: Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk** Micah Wilkinson* 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
ENGLISH HORN: Adam Dinitz
HARP: Paula Page, Principal
CLARINET: Thomas LeGrand, Acting Principal Christian Schubert, Acting Associate Principal David Pharris* Alexander Potiomkin
KEYBOARD: Scott Holshouser, Principal
E-FLAT CLARINET: Christian Schubert
ASSISTANT ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER: Linda Oper
BASS CLARINET: Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair BASSOON: Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner J. Jeff Robinson** Micah Doherty* CONTRABASSOON: J. Jeff Robinson** Micah Doherty* HORN: William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Katharine Caliendo*
ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER: Michael Gorman
LIBRARIAN: Thomas Takaro ASSISTANT LIBRARIANS: Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray STAGE MANAGER: Position open ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Kelly Morgan STAGE TECHNICIAN: Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant *Contracted Substitute **On Leave
Steinway is the official piano of the Houston Symphony and James B. Kozak serves as Piano Technician. The Houston Symphony has two Steinway concert grand pianos. One is a gift of Mrs. Helen B. Rosenbaum in 2001. The other is a Centennial gift from the Houston Symphony Central and Bay Area Leagues in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Houston Symphony League which was celebrated during the 2012-13 season.
Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO Steven Brosvik, General Manager/ Chief Operations Officer David Chambers, Chief Development Officer Aurelie Desmarais, Chief of Artistic Planning Amanda Dinitz, Chief of Strategic Initiatives Rauli Garcia, Chief Financial Officer Glenn Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer Meg Philpot, Director, Human Resources Stacey Spears, Executive Assistant and Board Liaison Artistic Sarah Berggren, Chorus Manager Merle Bratlie, Director, Artist Services Erik Gronfor, Assistant Librarian Michael McMurray, Assistant Librarian Lesley Sabol, Director, Popular Programming Thomas Takaro, Librarian Rebecca Zabinski, Artistic Associate Development Darryl de Mello, Annual Fund Manager Evin Erdowdu, Development Officer, Individual Giving Noureen Faizullah, Development Operations Manager Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development Vickie Hamley, Director, Volunteer Services Irma Molina, Development Assistant, Gifts and Records Laura Neiman, Manager, Special Events Nicole Peralta, Associate Director, Events Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev, Development Officer, Institutional Giving Jennifer M. Schoppe, Development Communications Manager Sarah Slemmons, Patron Donor Relations Manager Lena Streetman, Manager, Prospect Research Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, Director, Institutional Giving Jada Wright-Greene, Institutional Giving Coordinator Alexandra Yates, Director, Special Events Education/Community Partnerships Allison Conlan, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator Roger Daily, Director, Education and Community Engagement Steve Wenig, Director, Community Partnerships Finance/Administration/IT Sally Brassow, Controller Heather Fails, Manager, Ticketing Database Philip Gulla, Director, Technology Amed Hamila, Director, Database Support 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 Marketing/Communications Jeffrey Block, Assistant Marketing Manager Jeff Gilmer, Patron Services Coordinator, Group Sales/Ticket Inventory Mandi Hunsicker-Sallee, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales Jason Landry, Senior Manager, Patron Services Lillian Lockhart, Digital Marketing Coordinator Melissa H. Lopez, Director, Single Tickets & Special Projects Georgia McBride, Marketing Manager Jennifer R. Mire, Senior Director, Communications Sarah Rendon, Patron Services Representative Valerie Richmond, Marketing and Design Associate Courtney Ryan, Manager, Creative Services Jenny Zuniga, Director, Patron Services Operations Michael Gorman, Orchestra Personnel Manager Kristin L. Johnson, Director, Operations and Production Kelly Morgan, Assistant Stage Manager Linda Oper, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager and Community Connections Coordinator Kathryn Wene, Operations Assistant Meredith Williams, Operations Manager
JANUARY 3-5, 2014
Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor Eric Halen, violin | Jennifer Owen, violin Friday, January 3, 2014 8 pm Saturday, January 4, 2014 8 pm Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:30 pm
Haydn Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire) I Presto II Andante o più tosto Allegretto III Menuet and Trio IV Allegro assai
Schnittke Moz-Art à la Haydn I
ca. 12 M
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (Jupiter) I Allegro vivace II Andante cantabile III Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto IV Molto Allegro
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NOTES BY CARL R. CUNNINGHAM | JANUARY 3-5 SYMPHONY NO. 59 IN A MAJOR (FIRE) Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Recording Ádám Fischer conducting the AustroHungarian Haydn Orchestra (Nimbus) Instrumentation pairs of oboes and horns, one bassoon and strings
Shell Favorite Masters Series
The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of this concert weekend: Partner Jane & Robert Cizik These concerts are also supported by donors to the New Music Director Fund. For a full listing of supporters, please refer to page 8.
Thank you to the following donors for their cumulative support of the Houston Symphony over the years. This weekend, we are proud to honor: George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge ConocoPhillips Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
any of Haydn’s symphonies carry nicknames, and one of the most fascinating is the Fire Symphony, No. 59 in A major. It was composed sometime between 1766 and 1768, during his early years in the service of the Esterházy family. Haydn scholar H.C. Robbins Landon has taken note of the words, “Fire Symphony,” in Haydn’s handwriting on one manuscript of the score and the notation on a different copy, “1774, written as entr’acte music for the play, The Conflagration.” The symphony is well named, at least with regards to its opening movement, for it is a high-energy piece powered by a steady pulsating rhythm that leaps up and down an octave span as it relentlessly propels the music forward. The movement has strong hints of the strict Baroque traditions from which Haydn’s early music evolved, though with a typical Haydnesque surprise, the fire gradually dies away in a soft ending. Haydn’s tonal adventures are the real novelty in the slow movement, since this theme moves rather abruptly back to A major, then vacillates between major and minor as the opening theme returns. The opening theme from the second movement is echoed in the sprightly Minuet, marking another experiment from Haydn’s vast symphonic laboratory. When it has run its course, the Minuet gives way to a fleet-footed finale, appropriately led by horn calls as the music races along to a zestful conclusion.
MOZ-ART À LA HAYDN Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
The Classical Season is endowed by The Wortham Foundation, Inc. in memory of Gus S. and Lyndall F. Wortham. To enjoy this concert again, tune in to Houston Public Media’s broadcast series on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on Classical 91.7.
Recording Gidon Kremer, soloist and conductor with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Deutsche Grammophon) Instrumentation two violin soloists, two string orchestras Numerous composers indulge in moments of levity, and post-Soviet era Russian composer Alfred Schnittke seems to be no exception. January 2014 19
NOTES | MOZART’S JUPITER SYMPHONY | JANUARY 3-5
SYMPHONY NO. 41 IN C MAJOR, K.551 (JUPITER) Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756-1791) Recording Roger Norrington conducting the Salzburg Camerata (Orfeo d’Or) Instrumentation flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings Unlike most of Mozart’s works, his most advanced, visionary essays in the symphonic medium were composed with no known performance in mind. Sadly, the spring and summer of 1788 were difficult times for the debt-ridden composer, whose popularity had waned among audiences. The times were also difficult for his potential patrons, because the financial resources of the Imperial court and nobility were depleted after a recently-concluded war with the Turks over control of Austria’s Eastern provinces. The title, Jupiter, was not attached by Mozart to his C major symphony, K.551, but was reportedly the idea of Johann Peter Salomon. He was the impresario who was to mastermind Joseph Haydn’s London concerts three years later, during the winter of 1791 when the sick, impoverished Mozart died. Salomon’s sobriquet is considered particularly appropriate to the triumphant quality of the symphony’s two outer movements. There is nothing unusual about the large design of the Jupiter Symphony’s individual movements or key relationships within and among them. The first, second and fourth movements are all cast in sonata form, while the third is a standard minuet and trio. As is typical in Mozart, the martial music of the first movement is fairly rich in the number and variety of its thematic ideas. The slow movement is one of Mozart’s most delicate creations. Its orchestration is tinted with dusky hues of muted violins, and its melody lines are constantly decorated with lacy figuration. It is at once poignant and deeply felt music. The minuet and trio are also notably gentle pieces, both built around yearning chromatic melodies. Whether consciously or not, the first four melody notes of the trio anticipate the shape of the four-note theme that dominates the finale. The finale is celebrated for Mozart’s feat of superimposing fugal 20
counterpoint upon a sonata movement. At various points in the movement, Mozart took themes he had presented and let them chase each other as in a fugue. In the climactic coda, he combined five different themes from the movement in various relationships to each other. This display of contrapuntal wizardry has held audiences, composers and musical scholars in awe for more than two centuries. The printed music for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. Barta. ©2014, Carl R. Cunningham
Biographies ANDRÉS OROZCO-ESTRADA, conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, born in Colombia and trained in Vienna, is one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. Beginning in the 2014-15 season, he will take up the positions of Music Director of the Houston Symphony and Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Orozco-Estrada first came to international attention in 2004 when he took over a concert with the Tonkünstler Orchestra and was celebrated by the Viennese press as a “wonder from Vienna.” Engagements with many international orchestras followed, and since then he has developed a highly successful musical partnership with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, becoming its music director in 2009, an engagement that ends in 2015. From the 2009-10 through the 2012-13 seasons, Orozco-Estrada held the role of principal conductor at the Basque National Orchestra. Following his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic in fall 2010, Orozco-Estrada was hailed as “a brilliant stand-in” (Wiener Zeitung) for Esa-Pekka Salonen and celebrated as an “eminent talent” (Die Presse). In November 2012, he stepped in once again at short notice to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in the Musikverein for Riccardo Muti and proved to be a “stand-in worth his weight in gold” (Kurier) and “an inspired master of communication” (Standard). Born in 1977 in Medellín, Andrés Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin and had his first conducting lessons at 15. In 1997, he moved to Vienna where he joined the conducting class of Uroš Lajovic, pupil of the legendary Hans Swarowsky, at the renowned Vienna Music Academy. He completed his degree, with distinction, by conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein. Orozco-Estrada currently lives in Vienna.
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His little chamber ensemble piece, composed for two violin soloists and two string orchestras, is one of several pieces he has assembled under the “Moz-Art” label, and it makes use of parodies similar to those that Mozart and Haydn employed during their own careers. Mozart’s most famous example of wrong-note parody occurs in his “Musical Joke.” Haydn is most frequently remembered in this genre for his Farewell Symphony, in which the orchestra members gradually blow out the candles on their music stands and disappear from the stage, leaving only two violinists to finish out the final movement of the work. Schnittke combines both tricks in his “Moz-Art à la Haydn” and serves up the additional device of having orchestra members engage in doodling and scattered playing of Mozart/Haydn-type musical excerpts at the very beginning of the piece, as though they were warming up onstage before a concert. According to directions in the musical score, this opening section is played in total darkness, though some performances show the audience talking and coming in to their seats in the auditorium while it is played.
ERIC HALEN, violin Recognized by the Houston Chronicle as a Houston favorite, Houston Symphony Associate Concertmaster Eric Halen’s violin playing has been described by critics as “sterling” and “tenderly expressive and
BIOGRAPHIES | MOZART’S JUPITER SYMPHONY | JANUARY 3-5 has held the position of principal first violin of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Australia) and associate concertmaster of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra (Texas). She has performed as soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra (New York City) and the Houston Symphony. As a chamber musician, Owen was a member of the Canberra String Quartet for five years, including two years as resident graduate quartet at the Hartt School, Connecticut, under the tutelage of the Emerson String Quartet. She performed throughout Tasmania with the Virtuosi Tasmania ensemble and as a guest artist on faculty recitals at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Most recently, she has appeared as guest artist on many faculty recital programs at Rice University and the University of Houston. She also performs regularly with the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society and with Da Camera of Houston.
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dramatic.” A review in the Chicago Sun-Times said of a performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, “...as the final, sustained tone of Eric Halen’s violin faded to close... there was no doubt that the evening had offered the best kind of virtuosity.”
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Halen joined the Houston Symphony as assistant concertmaster in 1987. In 1997, he assumed the position of associate concertmaster and served as acting concertmaster for the 2005-06, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He grew up in a family of violinists—his parents were both professionals, and his brother, David, is concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony. He has made frequent guest appearances with Da Camera of Houston, Music in Context and performed at summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival; the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; and Cascade Head Music Festival in Oregon. Eric Halen plays a violin made in 1616 by Antonio and Hieronymus Amati.
JENNIFER OWEN, violin Originally from Australia, Jennifer Owen is now in her 15th season as principal second violin of the Houston Symphony. She also January 2014 21
JANUARY 9, 11-12, 2014
The Planets and The Earth—An HD Odyssey Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director Duncan Copp, film producer Thursday, January 9, 2014 8 pm Saturday, January 11, 2014 8 pm Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:30 pm
The Earth—An HD Odyssey – film with live orchestra J. Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), Opus 30 I
The Planets—An HD Odyssey – film with live orchestra Holst The Planets ca. 54 I Mars, the Bringer of War: Allegro II Venus, the Bringer of Peace: Adagio—Andante III Mercury, the Winged Messenger: Vivace IV Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity: Allegro giocoso—Andante maestoso V Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age: Adagio—Andante VI Uranus, the Magician: Allegro VII Neptune, the Mystic: Andante
Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s biography appears on page 20.
NOTES BY CARL R. CUNNINGHAM | JANUARY 9, 11-12 Visionary leaders bring The Planets and The Earth—An HD Odyssey to life.
The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of this concert weekend: Guarantor The Cullen Foundation Maestro’s Fund Underwriter The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts The Elkins Foundation Partner Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Benefactor Texas Commision on the Arts These concerts are also supported by donors to the New Music Director Fund. For a full listing of supporters, please refer to page 8. Thank you to the following donors for their cumulative support of the Houston Symphony over the years. This weekend, we are proud to honor: Margaret Alkek Williams Marathon Oil Corporation Andrews Kurth LLP Comcast 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. Video enhancement of Houston Symphony concerts is made possible by the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation. To enjoy this concert again, tune in to Houston Public Media’s broadcast series on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on Classical 91.7.
In 2008, our now Conductor Laureate Hans Graf had an idea. Through his leadership and vision, the Houston Symphony teamed up with NASA and Executive Producer Duncan Copp, to bring forward a film featuring the latest, high-definition images of our solar system accompanied by a live performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst. This marked the beginning of what is now known as the HD Odyssey series, a film trilogy that combines breathtaking visuals of our universe with live performance. In 2012, the Houston Symphony premiered the second film in the series, The Earth—An HD Odyssey, which focuses on our world as seen from space. The music of John Adams and Richard Strauss provide a musical backdrop for the high-definition images of Earth, taken from NASA’s shuttle missions, the International Space Station and satellites orbiting the globe. It was seen again on July 28 as part of our 2012 Summer in the City series. More than 141,000 people on four continents have seen The Planets—An HD Odyssey and The Earth—An HD Odyssey since the world premiere. In January 2010, The Planets—An HD Odyssey was performed at Carnegie Hall on the Houston Symphony tour, and it also was performed on the United Kingdom tour in October 2010. Other world renowned orchestras have presented one or both of these projects, including The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and the Melbourne Symphony. The Houston Symphony has sold more than 5,000 DVD/Blu-ray discs of The Planets—An HD Odyssey. More than 600 educational discs have been distributed nationwide, including to Houston ISD, Clear Creek ISD and Katy ISD-area elementary, middle and high schools. The Houston Symphony offers special thanks to all of the individuals, foundations, corporations and donors whose initial investments in 2010 and 2012 made these projects possible. The Planets—An HD Odyssey, January 21, 23 & 24, 2010 LINN Energy San Jacinto College National Endowment of the Arts Houston Public Media Comcast Houston Arts Alliance NASA The Planets—An HD Odyssey Educational Disc The Boeing Company Marathon Oil Corporation Wood Group Management Services, Inc. The Earth—An HD Odyssey, February 17 & 18, 2012 Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Margaret Alkek Williams Ray C. Fish Foundation The Humphreys Foundation Marathon Oil Corporation John & Lindy Rydman, Spec’s Charitable Foundation Nancy & Robert Peiser Bobby & Phoebe Tudor
The Planets—An HD Odyssey, January 28, 2010 Carnegie Hall Tour & Florida Tour Margaret Alkek Williams Houston Methodist Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College J.P. Morgan The Planets—An HD Odyssey, October 8 -16, 2010 United Kingdom Tour Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Greater Houston Partnership Wood Group Management Services, Inc. The Earth—An HD Odyssey Educational Disc The Boeing Company Enbridge Energy Company
Both The Planets and The Earth—An HD Odyssey were created as part of the Houston Symphony’s SoundPlusVision concert series. The series is sponsored by Margaret Alkek Williams and supported in part by The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Endowed Fund for Creative Initiatives. These projects would not have been possible without the leadership investment from the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation whose generosity made possible the installation of a permanent audio-visual system in Jones Hall. January 2014 23
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES FEBRUARY 2014
Emanuel Ax Plays Bach photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco
February 13, 15, 16, 2014 Frost Bank Gold Classics Series Hannu Lintu, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor R. Strauss: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Marvel at the genius of J.S. Bach as beloved pianist Emanual Ax illuminates the Piano Concerto in D minor with his keen intelligence and musical poetry. On the second half of this program, hear the most delightful romp in Richard Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.
Linda Eder’s Valentine February 14, 2014 Linda Eder, vocalist Houston favorite and acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder will return to the Symphony for a special Valentine’s Day performance featuring her best-known hits and favorite love songs. Eder, whose repertoire ranges from show tunes and classic jazz standards to popular song, is the golden-voiced singer who made her Broadway debut as Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, winning a prestigious Drama Desk nomination. You and your loved ones will be charmed by the sweet tones of Eder’s voice together with the sweeping sounds of the Houston Symphony.
Music of the Mad Men Era
Cynthia Woods Mitchell at Jones Hall
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NOTes | The Planets and THE EARTH—An HD Odyssey | JANUARY 9, 11-12 SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE John Adams (1947- ) Recording Sir Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (EMI Classics) Instrumentation pairs of piccolos, flutes and oboes, English horn, four clarinets, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion ensemble and strings
orchestra through a gauntlet of jazzy syncopated rhythms, then concludes in a triumphant brassy theme. The composer commented on the title: “You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car, and then you wish you hadn’t?”
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA), OPUS 30 Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Recording Rudolf Kempe conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden (EMI Classics) Instrumentation thee flutes, (one doubling piccolo), piccolo, three oboes, English horn, two clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, six horns, four trumpets, three trombones, two tubas, timpani, percussion, two harps, organ and strings
his exhilarating fanfare opened the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s summer home at Great Woods, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1986. Glockenspiel and trumpets set in motion the insistent pulse of Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which soon runs the entire
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NOTes | The Planets and THE EARTH—An HD Odyssey | JANUARY 9, 11-12 Thus Spake Zarathustra marked a turning point in Richard Strauss’ decade-long involvement with the symphonic poem. His earlier tone poems—Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks—had been short works, for the most part dealing with human subject matter. When he turned to Nietzsche’s set of philosophical essays in the mid-1890s, he took on more abstract, abstruse material and initiated a series of much longer symphonic poems. He set about constructing a brilliant four-part symphonic poem, subdivided into eight sections based upon corresponding titles selected from 80-odd topics in Nietzsche’s wide-ranging discourse on human experience. The Prologue, a magnificent fanfare depicting the sunrise, imparts a cosmic quality to the piece. It has become famous in modern times as the theme music for Stanley Kubrick’s film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Succeeding sections take up the subjects of primitive hinterland (“back world”) life, the rejection of established religion, yearning, joys and passions, and a somber graveyard dirge. In the fifth section, “Of Learning,” Strauss set forth a complicated fugue built on a theme constructed of all 12 notes in the chromatic scale. This section begins the third part of the symphonic poem, and as the fugue works its way into frenzy, it exhausts itself in a section titled, “The Convalescent.” The ensuing “Dance Song” is expressed by means of a Viennese waltz, and if that gesture indicated attainment of the Nietzschean goal that man should aspire to become superman, it earned Strauss considerable derision from the audience at the Frankfurt premiere of Thus Spake Zarathustra. The work ends with the “Night Wanderer’s Song,” highlighted by the midnight tolling of a deep orchestral chime. It is based on the same Nietzsche text (“Oh man! Give heed to what the deep midnight says”) that Mahler turned into a haunting orchestral song in the middle of his Third Symphony. Though Strauss’ purely orchestral setting is more extroverted, it leads to a conclusion filled with a quiet sense of wonderment. The printed music for R. Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra was donated by Musicians of the Houston Symphony.
THE PLANETS Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Recording Hans Graf conducting the Houston Symphony, with NASA footage of the planets in our solar system (Houston Symphony Society DVD in regular and Blu-ray format available at the Houston Symphony Store in Jones Hall lobby) Instrumentation four flutes (one doubling piccolo, one doubling piccolo and alto flute), three oboes (one doubling bass oboe), English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, six horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tenor and bass tubas, timpani, percussion, two harps, celesta, organ, strings and off-stage women’s chorus In 1914-16, when Gustav Holst composed his famed orchestral suite, The Planets, there were only eight known planets in our solar system. Pluto’s existence was not discovered until the 1930s and questions have been raised in recent times whether it really is a planet. In planning the work, Holst focused his interest on our celestial companions, completely ignoring the existence of Earth in the planetary lineup. He also jumbled the natural order of the first four “inner planets” in their distance from the sun, in order to suit his own musical needs. And his interest was aroused not by any scientific astronomical observations upon the planets, but upon astrological associations suggested by the mythological names they had been given. Holst scholars have noted that the composer made a hobby of casting horoscopes and owned a book by Alan Leo on the subject. Leo’s book was Holst’s source in determining the descriptive character of each piece in the seven-movement suite. Holst completed work on the first movement, “Mars, The Bringer of War,” during the summer of 1914, just before World War I began. Over the next two years, he composed the remaining seven movements of The Planets during weekends and summer holiday periods when he was free from teaching duties at a girls’ school. Then, in 1917, he 26
NOTes | The Planets and THE EARTH—An HD Odyssey | JANUARY 9, 11-12 orchestrated the entire suite. Holst seems to focus on the notion of planets suspended in space with music that is rather static and unchanging within each musical portrait. “Mars, The Bringer of War” is generally loud and bellicose with heavy brass climaxes. By contrast, “Venus, the Bringer of Peace,” is a diaphanous slow movement, noted for its exotic tone colors and its subtle, elusive harmonies. “Mercury, the Winged Messenger” has a will-o’-the-wisp lightness, punctuated by sudden bursts of tone as the music flits from one orchestral group to another. “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” is full of robust humor and an easy sense of power. The proud theme at the center of the movement was later set as the patriotic hymn, “I Vow to Thee, My Country.” It is in the last three movements that Holst’s imagination results in the most colorful orchestral effects. “Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age” is represented by a solemn processional emerging from a faint, indefinite pulse of soft flutes and harps. After working its way to an inexorable climax, the movement bursts open with the brilliant sound of pealing bells. “Uranus, the Magician” begins with an ominous motto shouted out by the brass and timpani, then proceeds into a bold, riveting dance movement, interrupted twice more by the motto. And the foggy gases surrounding “Mystic Neptune” are softly represented by undulating woodwind chords, growling brasses, a filmy curtain of broken chords in the celesta, harps and strings, and finally, by an unseen women’s chorus, whose wordless vocalise gradually disappears into a silent ending of The Planets. The printed music for Holst’s The Planets was donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Garr in memory of Susan L. Webb. ©2014, Carl R. Cunningham
BiographY DUNCAN COPP, executive producer Duncan Copp, PhD, an international film producer and director, has worked with the Houston Symphony creating The Planets— An HD Odyssey; The Earth—An HD Odyssey; and La Triste Historia. Other credits include Rocket Men of Mission 105, Hunt for the Death Star, Magnetic Storm, Global Dimming and Hitler’s Sunken Secret, all award-winning. continued on page 47
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JANUARY 24-26, 2014
The Contemporary Songbook with Tony DeSare Michael Krajewski, conductor *Tony DeSare, vocalist and piano *Ed Decker, guitar | *Steve Doyle, bass | *Michael Klopp, drums Friday, January 24, 2014 8 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 8 pm Sunday, January 26, 2014 7:30 pm
J. Leiber-M. Stoller-B. King/G. Prechel Stand By Me Arr. T. Berens Chicago In Concert
Arr. K. Mueller Santana Suite
M. McDonald/DeSare-T. Firth Takin’ It To the Streets Prince Kiss
B. Gibb-R. Gibb-M. Gibb/DeSare-Firth How Deep Is Your Love? DeSare/Firth New Orleans Tango
E. John-B. Taupin/J. McDaniel Take Me To the Pilot
Dylan/McDaniel The Times They Are a-Changin’ Berlin/DeSare-Firth I Love a Piano
J. Cain/Firth Faithfully
DeSare/F. Barton How Will I Say I Love You?
J. Hammer-O. Blackwell/DeSare-Firth Great Balls of Fire
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B. Holland-E. Holland-L. Dozier/Firth How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
C. King/R. Holmes Tapestry for Orchestra
BIOGRAPHIES | JANUARY 24-26
Biographies MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, conductor
Cynthia Woods Mitchell at Jones Hall
Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Houston Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski holds the same title for the Jacksonville and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. He is the newly appointed music director of the Philly Pops. As a guest conductor, Krajewski has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras; and numerous other orchestras across the U.S. This season, he will debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. His video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. He has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. This season, he conducts his original Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel
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Thank you to the following donors for their cumulative support of the Houston Symphony over the years. This weekend, we are proud to honor: KPMG LLP Beth Madison Video enhancement of Houston Symphony concerts is made possible by the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation. To enjoy this concert again, tune in to Houston Public Mediaâ€™s broadcast series on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on Classical 91.7.
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BIOGRAPHIES | THE CONTEMPORARY SONGBOOK | JANUARY 24-26 program all over North America featuring artists AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Krajewski furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Darcy, and enjoys travel, photography and crossword puzzles.
TONY DESARE, guest artist Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare was named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in the DownBeat Critics Poll. He has won critical and popular acclaim for performances throughout the U.S., Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. This season, in addition to this debut with the Houston Symphony, he will headline with other major symphonies around the country. “Let’s Just Stay In,” an original song on his latest CD, Radio Show (Telarc), is featured in the 20th Century Fox film Tooth Fairy.
With playfulness and robust musicality, DeSare covers old and newer pop and jazz standards. His takes on classic standards, and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country’s hottest young singer/pianists. With a sexy, distinctive sound, DeSare’s second recording, Last First Kiss, spotlights a refreshingly contemporary combination of originals and standards, from Prince’s “Kiss” to Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move.” DeSare grew up in Glens Falls, New York, to a musical family. He began singing and playing professionally at 17 and built a large regional following. At Ithaca College, the Tony DeSare Trio was one of the most popular bands in central New York. Shortly after moving to New York City in 1999, he was cast as the star of the long-running Off-Broadway musical smash, Our Sinatra. Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.
HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS Photo by jeff fitlow
CHARLES HAUSMANN, director Dr. Charles S. Hausmann was named director of the Houston Symphony Chorus in 1986. He has prepared the group for more than 600 concerts, led them on numerous tours to Mexico and Europe and worked with more than 40 acclaimed conductors, including Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor and Robert Shaw. His extensive repertoire includes most of the major choral/ orchestral masterworks. As director of graduate choral studies and professor of conducting at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music since 1985, Hausmann supervises the master’s and doctoral programs in choral conducting, teaches choral conducting and literature and conducts the Moores School Choral Artists, a graduate chamber choir. An active church musician, he has conducted church choirs in Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey and Texas. He currently serves as director of Choral Music at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston where he led the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul (Spring 2008). He led the Chorus on its fourth European tour in 2007, appearing as guest conductor during the Prague Spring Festival. He and the Chorus share a collaboration with Mexico City’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, and performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with former Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.
Support the Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment The Houston Symphony Chorus Endowment supports activities that enrich Houston’s musical life and enhance the high professional standards of the all-volunteer Chorus. For more on how you can help ensure the artistic future of the Chorus, call Darryl de Mello, Annual Fund Manager, at (713) 3378529 or visit hschorus.org.
Charles Hausmann, Director Hyeok Lee Assistant Director
Sarah Berggren Chorus Manager
First Soprano Ramona Alms Sarah Berggren Robyn Branning Alicia Cox Konstantina Dimitropoulou Clarice Gatlin Marta Giles Amanda Harris Sophia Hou Tokiko Kato Sarah Keifer Gillian Kruse Kat Kunz Pam Magnuson Janet Menzie Rita Minter Theresa Olin** Amy Rebenack Karen Rennar Wendy Ridings Rhonda Ryan Beth Slaughter Deborah Spencer Lisa Trewin Tania Van Dongen Heidi Walton Beth Weidler Pam Wilhite
Nancy Christopherson Robin Clarkson Rochella Cooper Lorri Curto Corita Dubose Christine Economides Mary Gahr Kelly Goodin Susan Hall* Linda Herron Judy Hill Holly Johnson Berma Kinsey Cindie Lavenda Joyce Lewis Mary Lopushansky Lisa Morfin Cynthia Mulder Linda Renner Carolyn Rogan* June Russell Maria Schoen Andrea Slack Shelby Stratmann Vicki Westbrook Kat White** Patsy Wilson
Second Soprano Yoset Altamirano Lisa Anders Lauren Bass Laura Bohlmann Nancy Bratic* Anne Campbell Diana Candida Christine Crespo Chelsea Curto*** Debby Cutler Vickie Davis Kellie Garden Debbie Hannah* Megan Henry Yukiko Iwata Natalia Kalitynska*** Sapna Kumar*** Melissa Mathews Carol Ostlind* Jennifer Paulson Linda Peters Belinda Rossiter** Susan Scarrow Vicki Seldon Megan Kennedy Shedden Elizabeth Snelling Paige Sommer Veronica Stevens Cecilia Sun Suzanne Thacker Nancy Vernau First Alto Krista Borstell Pat Bumpus Barbara Bush Elizabeth Chitwood
Second Alto Melissa Bailey Adams Sarah Clark* Evelyn Clift Andrea Creath Robin Dunn Dana Dupont Holly Eaton Rachel El-Saleh Katura Gilmore Thi Ha Catherine Howard Lois Howell Kali Jett Miriam Lenon Crystal Meadows Judy Morehouse** Nina Peropoulos Laurie Reynolds Linda Richardson Holly Soehnge Mary Voigt Carolee Weber Bonnie Wilson Kaye Windel-Garza First Tenor Adam Britcher** Robert Browning James Carazola Patrick Drake Richard Field Robert Gomez* Donald Howie Francisco Izaguirre Kevin Lewis*** Darrell Mayon Jim Moore Peter Peropoulos
Scott Holshouser Accompanist
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Douglas Rodenberger Gottfried Schiller David Schoen* Tony Sessions Charles Thornburg
Matt Henderson* Terry Henderson George Howe Cletus Johnson Nobuhide Kobori Alan MacAdams Bryan McMicken Scott Mermelstein Greg Nelson Bill Parker John Proffitt Daniel Robertson Doug Sander Eric Skelly James Wilhite**
Second Tenor Bob Alban Amir Bel-Ami Randy Boatright Harvey Bongers Matt Coffey Nicholas DeMaio Donn Dubois Mark Ferring Joseph Frybert Sajju George John Grady Craig Hill Michael McCarver** Will Mize Greg Railsback Dewell Springer Tony Vazquez Stuart Woodard Lee Williams
*Council Member **Section Leader ***Grand Chorus Member s of A December 1, 2013
First Bass Steve Abercia Jonathan Aigner Joe Anzaldua Rich Arenschiedlt Jon Bauer Justin Becker Eldo Bergman Brandon Bingham Claude Bitner John Bond Bruce Boyle Peter Christian Paul Davis David Doerr Steve Dukes Will Hailey Taylor Harper Scott Hassett Stephen James Max Locher Jay Lopez Ken Mathews* Will McCallum Gary Scullin Mark Standridge Sam Stengler Paul Van Dorn Michael Vaughn Joe Villareal Kevin Wallace Sean Warley** Second Bass Wilton Adams Bill Cheadle John Colson Roger Cutler Paul Ehrsam Chris Fair Ian Fetterley David Fox Mike Gilbert January 2014 31
A CONVERSATION WITH DUNCAN COPP Celebrated film producer and director Duncan Copp has partnered with the Houston Symphony to create three groundbreaking films: The Planets—An HD Odyssey, The Earth—An HD Odyssey and most recently, La Triste Historia. This month, we present our first back-to-back presentation of The Planets and The Earth, so we asked Dr. Copp to reflect on his experiences in bringing these three films to life. tle raced to orbit in just seven and a half minutes, reaching 17,500 miles an hour; if that’s not the ultimate short ride in a fast machine, I don’t know what is. Also Sprach Zarathustra was different. David Fairhead, the film editor, and I knew the score had a number of movements written to evoke certain feelings and situations, but we didn’t want to be hemmed in by these. We’d listen to the music and feel our way: what pictures suited a particular phase. We do have thematics in the film, but we didn’t feel the need to be constrained to Strauss’ interpretation; that would have been a mistake I think.
Symphony sponsor Margaret Alkek Williams with Duncan Copp and a spaceman at the World Premiere of The Earth—An HD Odyssey on February 17, 2012.
Q. Tell us about your background. What drew you to study space and film-making? A. Thinking back to when I was a boy, I remember certain things intrigued me, things that evoked a sense of fascination. Looking at the Moon and stars was one. There was a powerful realization: I’m here, and they are way out there; they are untouchable, but they really exist; what must they be like? That was a magical frustration that drove a passion in me to understand more. I’m fortunate to have explored science further, first in academia and then through the medium of film. Making film is incredibly satisfying for me for two simple reasons: it’s an opportunity to learn more about subjects that fascinate me, and I get to share them with others. Q. It’s now been more than five years since you first began working on The Planets with the Houston Symphony. Looking back on the project, would you have done anything differently or has your interpretation of the film changed at all over time? A. Would I have done anything differently? No! The concept has been far more successful than I could have hoped. That’s not to say I see our films and think I could make a few tweaks, which we actually did shortly after the first performances. But working with the Houston Symphony is such fun. It’s one of those jobs where you have to pinch yourself. Q. With The Planets there was a clear musical score to follow for the selection and ordering of images. How did John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra inform your selection of images and the structure of The Earth? A. John Adams’ music is wonderfully evocative. The title Short Ride in a Fast Machine said it all—it chose the images. The space shut32
Q. Looking back at The Earth was there a favorite moment or section of the film? A.That would have to be Short Ride in a Fast Machine. I knew of some ultra-slow motion high-quality engineering film that existed for shuttle launches. I managed to track it down and get permission to use it; it was a real buzz putting it to Adams’ score. That and Saturn from The Planets are perhaps my most enjoyable pieces to watch in terms of images. Q. This is the first time the orchestra will perform The Planets and The Earth together. How do you think this double header will enhance the concert experience for the audience? A. On its own, the music is wonderful to listen to. The images on their own are wonderful to look at; neither needs each other to evoke emotions. But put them together and I think you have something special, something where the sum is greater than the parts. Q. You recently partnered with the orchestra as executive producer of La Triste Historia, which was your first time to work with animation. How has this experience influenced your filmmaking? A. Conveying a narrative with a newly composed symphony was a complex and ambitious undertaking. My experience with animation was informative in terms of how to visualize the story. I think it worked well, and I’d like to explore using animation to accompany other symphonic pieces. I have a few ideas! Q. Since the Houston Symphony’s collaboration with you began, how have film-making techniques or technology changed? A. In a word, considerably! A simple example, everything I do now is digital—there’s no film or videotape. This has also changed the way I work; we don’t ship master tapes anymore, just digital files, which is incredible when you think about it. We’ve also become more sophisticated in terms of how we present the visuals. We are able to sync the images with the orchestra as they play, which means each conductor is free to conduct in a manner they see fit for the score. So, it makes life far easier for the maestro.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL As the Houston Symphony celebrates the 2013-14 Centennial Season, we are introducing the Leadership Council for donors committing $45,000 or more in support of the Annual Fund, special projects and fundraising events over a three-year period ($15,000+ annually). For more information or to pledge your support, please contact David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525 or Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development, at (713) 337-8521.
Janet F. Clark Mr. Richard Danforth The Elkins Foundation Allen & Almira Gelwick â€“ Lockton Companies The Melbern G. and Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation Ms. Nancey G. Lobb
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EducaTIon and Community Engagement Programs
Career Advice for Aspiring Musicians While the face of America is changing, many 100-member orchestras still lack diversity, with only one or two Black or Latino musicians represented. However, nonprofits like The Sphinx Organization, founded in 1996 by Dr. Aaron P. Dworkin, are working to change that statistic by providing countless opportunities to young Black and Latino musicians in the classical music field. The Houston Symphony was proud to partner with Sphinx for several performances throughout the city last October. Audiences witnessed these fresh faces at the Lunada concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre on October 12 when The Sphinx Virtuosi played alongside the Houston Symphony. During this joint concert, the Catalyst Quartet, comprising The Sphinx Virtuosi’s principal players, was featured along with Sphinx’ conductor-less 24-member string orchestra that played Vivaldi, Bach, Perkinson, Piazzolla and Britten.
Next, the outreach program continued on October 13 as The Sphinx Virtuosi performed at The Church Without Walls in Cy-Fair and North Main Church of God in Christ in Independence Heights, where the players explained to the young audience what it takes to become a professional musician. Finally, the players visited Houston ISD’s Waltrip High School and Cesar E. Chávez High School and Pasadena ISD’s J. Frank Dobie High School on October 14 where music students perched on the edge of their seats while listening to Perkinson’s Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings and Britten’s Simple Symphony for Strings, Opus 4. When asked what they planned to study in college, 90 percent of the students eagerly said, “Music!” Sphinx members advised students to work part-time to earn money for private lessons and better instruments, to practice, to pursue their dreams and to trust their teachers. To learn more about how the Houston Symphony is nurturing future generations through music and connecting our community, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/education-community.
The Houston Symphony acknowledges those individuals, corporations and foundations that support our education and community engagement activities. Each year, these activities impact the lives of more than 82,000 children and students and provide access to our world-class orchestra for nearly 111,000 Houstonians free of charge.
GUARANTOR - $100,000+ M.D. Anderson Foundation Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Lieutenant Governor David H. Dewhurst City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board Houston Symphony Endowment John & Lindy Rydman/ Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods UNDERWRITER - $50,000+ Cameron International Corporation ExxonMobil Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund GDF SUEZ Energy North America Marathon Oil Corporation John P. McGovern Foundation Shell Oil Company SPONSOR - $25,000+ The Boeing Company Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III JPMorgan Chase Sterling-Turner Foundation
PARTNER - $15,000+ Ruth & Ted Bauer Family Foundation CenterPoint Energy The Melbern G. & Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation Macy’s / Macy’s Foundation Texas Commission on the Arts PATRON - $10,000+ Enbridge Energy Company George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation The Powell Foundation The Schissler Foundation Schlumberger, Ltd. Vivian L. Smith Foundation Vaughn Foundation BENEFACTOR - $5,000+ Lynne Murray, Sr. Educational Foundation Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Strake Foundation Swift Energy Company DONOR - $1,000+ Kinder Morgan Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation
These programs are also supported by the following endowed funds which are part of the Houston Symphony Endowment: Margarett and Alice Brown Endowment Fund for Education Lawrence E. Carlton M.D. Endowment Fund for Youth Programs The Richard P. Garmany Fund The Hearst Foundation Spec’s Charitable Foundation 34
MUSICIAN SPONSORSHIP Amy is currently in her 31st season, after joining the orchestra in May 1982. Like Dede, she also has connections to Boston, having served as concertmaster for the Brandeis University Orchestra from 1975 to 1976. One of her favorite memories of her relationship with the Weils was running into them while on tour in Great Britain. “I didn’t know they were attending the concert, so it was wonderful to see them!” Another notable memory for Dede was attending Amy’s wedding reception in The Heights. Amy says, “Having sponsors means a great deal to me. By sponsoring a musician, I know the Weils are committed to the success of the Houston Symphony. Also, by investing in a one-on-one relationship with a musician, it helps bridge the gap between supporters and the stage.” For more information on sponsoring a musician, please contact Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development, at (713) 337-8521 or email@example.com. photo by eric arbiter
photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Symphony Governing Director Dede Weil and husband Connie are longstanding supporters of the Houston Symphony. “I was raised with the Houston Symphony,” Dede fondly recalls. “I don’t ever remember not going!” Dede’s mother was a great influence, cultivating a love of classical music in the home and imbuing Dede with a sense of patronage towards the Houston Symphony. The experiences she recalls most dearly are Monday night concerts with Music Director Leopold Stokowski and a special reception her mother hosted featuring now famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. When Dede completed formal education outside of Boston, she was nostalgic for the routine of attending performances and made a point to attend the local Boston Pops and symphony concerts. After relocating back to Houston and marrying Connie, the couple immediately began attending Houston Symphony performances. Connie and Dede enjoy supporting the Symphony as musician sponsors for Amy Teare, a second violinist in the orchestra.
Donors at the Conductor’s Circle, Silver Baton level and above are provided the opportunity to be recognized as sponsoring a Houston Symphony musician. For more information, please contact Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development, at (713) 337-8521 or mark.folkes@ houstonsymphony.org. Eric S. Anderson & R. Dennis Anderson George Pascal, Viola, Assistant Principal
Gene & Linda Dewhurst Phillip Freeman, Trombone
Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Allison Jewett, Flute
Mrs. William Estrada Robert Pastorek, Double Bass
Beth Madison Assia Dulgerska, First Violin, Assistant Concertmaster
Janice H. Barrow Sophia Silivos, Second Violin, Acting Associate Principal
Martin J. & Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein Ferenc Illenyi, First Violin
Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Allison Jewett, Flute
Mr. & Mrs. Ron R. Rand Myung Soon Lee, Cello
Angel & Craig Fox David Malone, Double Bass, Acting Principal
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Eric Halen, First Violin, Associate Concertmaster
Mrs. Lila Rauch Christopher French, Cello, Associate Principal
Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Frankel Aralee Dorough, Flute, Principal
Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Brian Del Signore, Percussion, Principal
Roman & Sally Reed Matthew Strauss, Percussion
Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Bradley White, Trombone, Associate Principal
Allen & Almira Gelwick, Lockton Companies Jeff Robinson, Contrabassoon
Jay & Shirley Marks Sergei Galperin, First Violin
Mrs. Sybil F. Roos Mark Hughes, Trumpet, Principal
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Daniel Strba, Viola
Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. Mazow Rodica Gonzalez, First Violin
Mr. Glen A. Rosenbaum Aralee Dorough, Flute, Principal
Shirley & Joel Wahlberg Alexander Potiomkin, Bass Clarinet
Barbara & Pat McCelvey Adam Dinitz, English Horn & Oboe
Dr. Santiago Rossi & Mrs. Katherine Rossi Phyllis Herdliska, Viola
Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. Mark Griffith, Percussion
Linda & Jerry Rubenstein Brian Del Signore, Percussion, Principal
Stephen & Kristine Wallace Ronald Holdman, Timpani, Principal
John & Lindy Rydman/ Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Anthony Kitai, Cello
Mr. & Mrs. Fredric A. Weber Paula Page, Harp, Principal
Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfert Beauchamp Martha Chapman, Second Violin Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Sergei Galperin, First Violin Dr. & Mrs. Meherwan P. Boyce Brinton Averil Smith, Cello, Principal Nancy & Walt Bratic Christopher Neal, First Violin Ms. Terry A. Brown James R. Denton, Cello Justice Brett & Erin Busby Assia Dulgerska, First Violin, Assistant Concertmaster
Mr. Scott Ensell Donald Howey, Double Bass
Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Christian Schubert, Clarinet, Acting Associate Principal Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Christopher French, Cello, Associate Principal
Cora Sue & Harry Mach Joan DerHovsepian, Viola, Associate Principal
Betty & Gene McDavid Linda Goldstein, Viola
Nancy & Robert Peiser Jonathan Fischer, Principal Oboe
Mr. Mike Stude Ruth Zeger, Second Violin
Dave & Alie Pruner Matthew Strauss, Percussion
Alice & Terry Thomas John DeWitt, Trumpet, Associate Principal
Gloria & Joe Pryzant Jennifer Owen, Second Violin, Principal
Paul Strand Thomas Robert E. Johnson, French Horn, Associate Principal Stephen & Pamalah Tipps Allen Barnhill, Trombone, Principal
Dougal & Cathy Cameron Brian E. Thomas, French Horn
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde William K. VerMeulen, French Horn, Principal Robert Walp, Trumpet, Assistant Principal Catherine Jane Merchant
Jane & Robert Cizik Qi Ming, First Violin, Assistant Concertmaster
Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Eric Halen, First Violin, Associate Concertmaster
Jeff Robinson, Contrabassoon
Mr. Michael H. Clark & Ms. Sallie Morian George Pascal, Viola, Assistant Principal
Janice & Allan King Kiju Joh, Second Violin
Cameron Mitchell Christine Pastorek, Second Violin
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Eric Halen, First Violin, Associate Concertmaster
Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Linda Goldstein, Viola
Paul & Rita Morico Elise Wagner, Bassoon
Laura & Michael Shannon Rian Craypo, Bassoon, Principal
Margaret Alkek Williams Frank Huang, First Violin, Concertmaster
Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Thomas LeGrand, Clarinet, Acting Principal
Mr. & Mrs. Lucian L. Morrison Jr. Wayne Brooks, Viola, Principal
Donna & Tim Shen Tina Zhang, Second Violin, Associate Principal
Steven & Nancy Williams Mi-Hee Chung, First Violin
Janet F. Clark Kevin F. Dvorak, Cello Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Judy Dines, Flute, Acting Associate Principal Dr. Scott Cutler Scott Holshouser, Keyboard, Principal Mr. Richard Danforth Jeffrey Butler, Cello Leslie Barry Davidson & W. Robins Brice Colin Gatwood, Oboe Alexander & Lorraine Dell Paula Page, Harp, Principal
Rochelle & Max Levit Sergei Galperin, First Violin Cornelia & Meredith Long Brinton Averil Smith, Cello, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Lykos Jr. Kiju Joh, Second Violin Joella & Steven P. Mach Eric Larson, Double Bass
Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Brian E. Thomas, French Horn
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Mihaela O. Frusina, Second Violin Arthur & Bobbie Newman Rodica Gonzalez, First Violin Susan & Edward Osterberg Alexandra Adkins, First Violin Peggy Overly & John Barlow Alexandra Adkins, First Violin Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker Nancy Goodearl, French Horn
Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr Phyllis Herdliska, Viola
Mr. & Mrs. Tad Smith Marina Brubaker, First Violin
Dede & Connie Weil Amy E. Teare, Second Violin Vicki West Rodica Gonzalez, First Violin Dr. Jim T. Willerson Anne Leek, Oboe, Associate Principal
Mrs. Jeanie Kilroy Wilson & Mr. Wallace S. Wilson Xiao Wong, Cello
The Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Lorraine & Ed Wulfe Eric Arbiter, Bassoon, Associate Principal David Kirk, Tuba, Principal Alana R. Spiwak & Sam L. Stolbun Wei Jiang, Viola
Nina & Michael Zilkha Kurt Johnson, First Violin
Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Springob, Laredo Construction, Inc. Thomas L. Molloy, Viola
Anonymous Sheldon Person, Viola
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Houston Symphony Endowment The Houston Symphony Endowment is a separate nonprofit organization that invests contributions to earn income for the benefit of the Houston Symphony Society.
Trustees Alexandra Pruner Michael Mithoff
Steven P. Mach, President Prentiss Burt
Jesse B. Tutor Fredric A. Weber
An endowed fund can be permanently established within the Houston Symphony Society through a direct contribution or via a planned gift such as a bequest. The fund can be designated for general purposes or specific interests. For further information, please contact David Chambers, Chief Development Officer, at (713) 337-8525, or Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development, at (713) 337-8521. The Houston Symphony acknowledges with deep gratitude the following individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies who have supported the Endowment. General Endowment Funds that support operational and annual activities: Accenture (Andersen Consulting) Fund AIG American General Fund Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bahr Fund Janice H. & Thomas D. Barrow Fund Mrs. Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield Fund The Charles Engelhard Foundation Fund Jane & Robert Cizik Fund Mr. Lee A. Clark Fund Cooper Industries, Inc. Fund Gene & Linda Dewhurst Fund DuPont Corporation Fund Elkins Charitable Trust Agency Fund The Margaret & James A. Elkins Foundation Fund Virginia Lee Elverson Trust Fund Charles Engelhard Foundation Fund William Stamps Farish Fund Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein & Martin J. Fein Fund Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Fund Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Fund George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Fund Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde Fund Houston Arts Combined Endowment Fund Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Fund Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kaplan Fund Ann Kennedy & Geoffrey Walker Fund Martha Kleymeyer Fund Rochelle & Max Levit Fund Mr. E. W. Long Jr. Fund
M.D. Anderson Foundation Fund Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Fund Jay & Shirley Marks Fund Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Fund/The Marks Charitable Foundation Marian & Speros Martel Foundation Fund Barbara & Pat McCelvey Fund The Menil Foundation Fund Monroe Mendelsohn Jr. Estate Sue A. Morrison & Children Fund National Endowment for the Arts Fund Stewart Orton Fund Papadopoulos Fund Nancy & Robert Peiser Fund Rockwell Fund, Inc. Fund Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells Fund Estate of Mr. Walter W. Sapp Fund Mr. & Mrs. Matt K. Schatzman Fund The Schissler Foundation Fund Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Fund Mr. & Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Fund Texas Eastern Fund Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Fund Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Fund Dede & Connie Weil Fund The Wortham Foundation Fund Anonymous (5)
Designated funds to support annual performance activity: The Brown Foundation Guest Pianist Fund The Cullen Foundation 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
Houston Symphony Endowment Endowed Chairs to assist the Houston Symphony attract, retain and support world class conductors, musicians and guest artists: Janice & Thomas Barrow Chair: Brinton Averil Smith, principal cello Roy & Lillie Cullen Chair: Andrés Orozco-Estrada, music director designate Fondren Foundation Chair: Qi Ming, assistant concertmaster 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 Winnie Safford Wallace Chair Endowed funds to assist the Houston Symphony attract, retain and support world class conductors, musicians and guest artists: American General Fund Speros P. Martel Fund Stewart Orton Fund Dan Feigal Prosser Fund 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 Richard P. Garmany Fund for the Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs Spec’s Charitable Foundation Salute to Educators Concert Fund Endowed funds to support new commissions and innovative artistic projects: The Micajah S. Stude Special Production Fund Endowed funds to support access and expand geographic reach: The Alice & David C. Bintliff Messiah Concert fund for performances at First Methodist Church The Brown Foundation’s Miller Outdoor Theatre Fund in memory of Hanni and Stewart Orton Mach Family Audience Development Fund George P. & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Summer Concerts Fund Endowed funds to support electronic media initiatives: The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Fund for Creative Initiatives Legacy commitments through The Brown Foundation Challenge to support artistic excellence: Janet F. Clark Gloria Goldblatt Pryzant Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair: Wayne Brooks, principal viola Ms. Vicki West in honor of Hans Graf Anonymous (1) Leadership gifts of working capital provided as part of the Campaign for the 20th Century, Campaign for Houston Symphony and My Houston, My Symphony – Campaign for a Sound Future: Hewlett Packard Company Fund The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Neva Watkins West Fund
CHORUS ENDOWMENT DONORS $500 or more As of December 1, 2013
Mr. Eldo Bergman, Family Literacy Network, Inc. Ms. Linda P. David
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davis Steve Dukes Robert Lee Gomez Christina & Mark Hanson
Bryan & Vickie McMicken David G. Nussman Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Peropoulos Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ross
Ms. Susan E. Scarrow Megan & Peter Shedden Beth Weidler & Stephen James Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wilhite
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Symphony Society Board Executive Committee President Robert A. Peiser
Chairman of the Board Jesse B. Tutor
Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson
Immediate Past President Robert B. Tudor III
Chairman Emeritus Mike S. Stude
Vice President, Artistic and Orchestra Affairs Justice Brett Busby
Vice President, Board Governance and Secretary Steven P. Mach
Vice President, Volunteers David Wuthrich
Vice President, Community Partnerships Donna Shen
Vice President, Finance Anthony Bohnert
Vice President, Education Billy McCartney
Vice President, Development Jerome Simon
Vice President, Popular Programming Allen Gelwick
General Counsel Paul R. Morico
Vice President, Marketing and Communication Gloria G. Pryzant
At-Large Members Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Gene Dewhurst Helen Shaffer Jim R. Smith
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Adam Dinitz, Orchestra Representative Kelli Cohen Fein, President, Houston Symphony League Mark Hughes, Orchestra Representative Rodney Margolis Brinton Averil Smith, Orchestra Representative Stacey Spears, Assistant Secretary Ed Wulfe, Immediate Past Chair
President, Endowment Steven P. Mach
Governing Directors Graham Baker * Janice H. Barrow Danielle Batchelor Darlene Bisso Anthony Bohnert Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Terry Ann Brown Ralph Burch Justice Brett Busby Donna Josey Chapman Janet Clark Michael H. Clark Ryan Colburn Scott Cutler Lorraine Dell Viviana Denechaud Gene Dewhurst Michael Doherty Susanna Dokupil
Samuel Abraham Joe Amador Philip Bahr Devinder Bhatia Meherwan Boyce Walter Bratic Prentiss Burt Cheryl Byington John Caley Dougal Cameron Lynn Caruso * John T. Cater Audrey Cochran Mark Day Cindy Deere Louis DeLone Tracy Dieterich Tom Fitzpatrick Craig A. Fox Past Presidents of the Houston Symphony Society Mrs. Edwin B. Parker Miss Ima Hogg Mrs. H. M. Garwood Joseph A. Mullen, M.D. Joseph S. Smith Walter H. Walne H. R. Cullen Gen. Maurice Hirsch Charles F. Jones Fayez Sarofim John T. Cater Richard G. Merrill Ellen Elizardi Kelley John D. Platt E. C. Vandagrift Jr.
John Esquivel Kelli Cohen Fein Julia Frankel David Frankfort Allen Gelwick Mauro Gimenez Stephen Glenn Enrique Gonzรกlez Susan Hansen Stephanie C. Hildebrandt Gary L. Hollingsworth Brian James Joan Kaplan Ulyesse LeGrange Rochelle Levit * Cora Sue Mach Steven P. Mach * Rodney Margolis Jay Marks
Mary Lynn Marks David Massin Jackie Wolens Mazow Billy McCartney Barbara McCelvey * Alexander K. McLanahan Kevin Meyers Paul Morico Arthur Newman Robert A. Peiser Geoffroy Petit David Pruner Stephen Pryor Gloria G. Pryzant Ron Rand John Rydman Manolo Sanchez Helen Shaffer Donna Shen
Jerome Simon Jim R. Smith Miles Smith Jim Stein * Mike S. Stude William J. Toomey III * Robert B. Tudor III * Betty Tutor * Jesse B. Tutor Margaret Waisman Fredric A. Weber Mrs. S. Conrad Weil Vicki West * Margaret Alkek Williams * Ed Wulfe David Wuthrich Robert A. Yekovich
Mary Fusillo Stanley Haas Eric Haufrect Kathleen Hayes Marianne Ivany Catherine Kaldis I. Ray Kirk Roslyn Larkey Carlos Lopez Carolyn Mann Michael Mann Paul M. Mann Judy Margolis Brian McCabe * Gene McDavid Gary Mercer Marilyn Miles Michael Mithoff Janet Moore
Dave Mueller Tassie Nicandros Scott Nyquist Dana Ondrias John Onstott Edward Osterberg Jr. Chester M. Pitts II Greg Powers Roman F. Reed Richard Robbins * J. Hugh Roff Jr. * Michael E. Shannon Robert Sloan Jule Smith David Stanard David Tai Michael Tenzer L. Proctor (Terry) Thomas Stephen G. Tipps
Art Vivar Robert Weiner David Ashley White James T. Willerson Steven J. Williams Scott Wulfe Ex-Officio Adam Dinitz Mark C. Hanson Mark Hughes Patience Myers Brinton Averil Smith Stacey Spears
J. Hugh Roff Jr. Robert M. Hermance Gene McDavid Janice H. Barrow Barry C. Burkholder Rodney H. Margolis Jeffrey B. Early Michael E. Shannon Ed Wulfe Jesse B. Tutor Robert B. Tudor III Past Presidents of the Houston Symphony League Miss Ima Hogg Mrs. John F. Grant Mrs. J. R. Parten Mrs. Andrew E. Rutter
Mrs. Aubrey Leon Carter Mrs. Stuart Sherar Mrs. Julian Burrows Ms. Hazel Ledbetter Mrs. Albert P. Jones Mrs. Ben A. Calhoun Mrs. James Griffith Lawhon Mrs. Olaf La Cour Olsen Mrs. Ralph Ellis Gunn Mrs. Leon Jaworski Mrs. Garrett R. Tucker Jr. Mrs. M. T. Launius Jr. Mrs. Thompson McCleary Mrs. Theodore W. Cooper Mrs. Allen H. Carruth Mrs. David Hannah Jr. Mary Louis Kister
* Life Trustee
Ellen Elizardi Kelley Mrs. John W. Herndon Mrs. Charles Franzen Mrs. Harold R. DeMoss Jr. Mrs. Edward H. Soderstrom Mrs. Lilly Kucera Andress Ms. Marilou Bonner Mrs. W. Harold Sellers Mrs. Harry H. Gendel Mrs. Robert M. Eury Mrs. E. C. Vandagrift Jr. Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Terry Ann Brown Nancy Strohmer Mary Ann McKeithan Ann Cavanaugh Mrs. James A. Shaffer
Lucy H. Lewis Catherine McNamara Shirley McGregor Pearson Paula Jarrett Cora Sue Mach Kathi Rovere Norma Jean Brown Barbara McCelvey Lori Sorcic Nancy Willerson Jane Clark Nancy Littlejohn Donna Shen Susan Osterberg
Houston Symphony Donors
The Sustainability Fund
The Houston Symphony pays special tribute to those who support our Sustainability Fund. Their 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 Greater Houston and the Gulf Coast region. For further information about The Sustainability Fund, please contact Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, at (713) 238-1411.
Houston Endowment The Estate of Jean R. Sides Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr.
Mrs. Kitty King Powell Janice H. Barrow The Cullen Foundation The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts The Brown Foundation, Inc.
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.
Ima Hogg Society, $150,000 or More Janice H. Barrow Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge Lieutenant Governor & Mrs. David H. Dewhurst Cora Sue & Harry Mach Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Kitty King Powell Mrs. Sybil F. Roos John & Lindy Rydman / Specâ€™s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Mr. Mike Stude Bobby & Phoebe Tudor Margaret Alkek Williams
Centennial Society, $100,000 - $149,000 Barbara & Pat McCelvey Janice & Robert McNair Nancy & Robert Peiser Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor
Founderâ€™s Society, $75,000 - $99,999 Darlene & Cappy Bisso Laura & Michael Shannon
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Houston Symphony Donors Maestro’s Society, $50,000 - $74,999 Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. The Estate of Miss Ima Hogg Mr. Monzer Hourani Drs. M.S. & Marie-Luise Kalsi Rochelle & Max Levit Joella & Steven P. Mach Beth Madison Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Marks Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Alice & Terry Thomas
Concertmaster’s Society, $25,000 - $49,999
Eric S. Anderson & R. Dennis Anderson Robin Angly & Miles Smith Mr. Gary V. Beauchamp & Ms. Marian Wilfert Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Mr. Michael H. Clark & Ms. Sallie Morian Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dennis III Gene & Linda Dewhurst Mr. & Mrs. Donald Faust Sr. Allen & Almira Gelwick - Lockton Companies Mr. & Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Griswold Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde The Joan & Marvin Kaplan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Cornelia & Meredith Long Dr. & Mrs. Michael Mann Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Billy & Christie McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan John B. Onstott, Geo H. Lewis & Sons Dave & Alie Pruner Mr. Brian Teichman & Mr. Andrew Cordes Mr. & Mrs. Fredric A. Weber Steven & Nancy Williams ZAZA ENERGY/Todd & JoAnna Brooks Anonymous (2)
Conductor’s Circle, Platinum Baton $15,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. David J. Beck Dr. & Mrs. Devinder Bhatia Justice Brett & Erin Busby Drs. Dennis & Susan Carlyle Albert & Anne Chao / Ting Tsung & Wei Fong Chao Foundation Donna Josey Chapman Jane & Robert Cizik Janet F. Clark Mr. Richard Danforth Alexander & Lorraine Dell Mrs. William Estrada Martin J. & Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein
Angel & Craig Fox Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Susan & Dick Hansen Ms. Nancey Lobb Mr. Keith McFarland Stephen & Marilyn Miles / Stephen Warren Miles & Marilyn Ross Miles Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John L. Nau III Ms. Peggy Overly & Mr. John Barlow Elizabeth & Gary Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson Ann & Hugh Roff
Conductor’s Circle, Gold Baton $10,000-$14,999 Rolaine & Morrie Abramson Lindley & Jason Arnoldy Graham & Janet Baker Mr. & Mrs. Joshua L. Batchelor Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Walter V. Boyle Nancy & Walt Bratic Ms. Terry A. Brown Mr. Ralph Burch Cheryl & Sam Byington Mr. & Mrs. Donald Childress Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Roger & Debby Cutler Dr. Scott Cutler 40
Leslie Barry Davidson & W. Robins Brice Cindy & Richard Deere Dr. & Mrs. Ebrahim S. Delpassand, Excel Diagnostics & Nuclear Oncology Center John & Minerva Esquivel Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Frankel Dr. Robert H. & Mrs. Mary M. Fusillo Mr. Michael B. George Christina & Mark Hanson Russell & Diana Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. Frank Herzog Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Holt
Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Springob, Laredo Construction, Inc. James Stein / Bank of Houston Nancy & David Tai Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. Stephen & Kristine Wallace Dede & Connie Weil Vicki West Mr. & Mrs. C. Clifford Wright Anonymous (1)
Mr. Brian James Mr. & Mrs. Jacek Jaminski Todd & Paige Johnson Larry & Susan Kellner Janice & Allan King Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linn Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Jay & Shirley Marks Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. Mazow Betty & Gene McDavid Mr. Gary Mercer Catherine Jane Merchant Melissa & Michael Mithoff
Houston Symphony Donors Terence Murphree Susan & Edward Osterberg Mr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Pickering Gloria & Joe Pryzant Kathryn & Richard Rabinow Mr. & Mrs. Ron R. Rand Mrs. Lila Rauch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Reckling III Ms. Charlotte A. Rothwell Mr. & Mrs. Clive Runnells Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr
Donna & Tim Shen Mr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Simon The Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Ms. Kelly Somoza Alana R. Spiwak & Sam L. Stolbun David & Paula Steakley Mr. & Mrs. Troy Thacker Paul Strand Thomas Stephen & Pamalah Tipps Ms. Judith Vincent Shirley & Joel Wahlberg
Janet & Tom Walker Robert G. Weiner & Toni Blankmann Dr. Jim T. Willerson Mrs. Jeanie Kilroy Wilson & Mr. Wallace S. Wilson Mr. Wallace S. Wilson Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Lorraine & Ed Wulfe Anonymous (1)
Conductor’s Circle, Silver Baton $7,500-$9,999 Ms. Bonnie Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Karl H. Becker Dr. Alan Bentz & Ms. Sallymoon S. Benz Ms. Dianna Bernsen Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Black III Mr. & Mrs. John F. Bookout III Dr. & Mrs. Meherwan P. Boyce John & Candace Caley Audrey & Brandon Cochran Mr. & Mrs. James W. Crownover Judge & Mrs. Harold DeMoss Jr. Viviana & David Denechaud Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dokupil Mr. Scott Ensell S. David Frankfort & Erika Bermeo Mauro H. Gimenez & Connie A. Coulomb
Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Marianne & Robert Ivany Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz April & Tom Lykos Bryan & Vickie McMicken Mr. & Mrs. D. Bradley McWilliams Doré & Kevin Meyers Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Mr. Cameron Mitchell Ginni & Richard Mithoff Paul & Rita Morico Mr. & Mrs. Lucian L. Morrison Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Arthur & Bobbie Newman Mrs. Tassie Nicandros Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker Dr. Gregory & Mrs. Catherine Powers Roman & Sally Reed Mr. Glen A. Rosenbaum Dr. Santiago Rossi & Mrs. Katherine Rossi Linda & Jerry Rubenstein Louis H. Skidmore Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Sloan Mr. & Mrs. Tad Smith Mr. Dave Stanard & Ms. Beth Freeman Mr. Stephen C. Tarry Shirley Toomim Mr. Art Vivar Anonymous (1)
Conductor’s Circle, Bronze Baton $5,000-$7,499 Frances & Ira Anderson John & Pat Anderson Lilly & Thurmon Andress Ms. Mary Jo Antone-Hatfield Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Aron Michelle H. Belco Mr. & Mrs. Anthony W. Bohnert Mr. Teodoro Bosquez & Ms. Mary Conner Ruth White Brodsky Lilia Khakimova & C. Robert Bunch Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Burk Toba Buxbaum Marilyn Caplovitz Mrs. Lily Carrigan Mr. & Mrs. William T. Carter IV Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Caruso William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes Laurie & Ryan Colburn Mr. William E. Colburn Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Coneway Sarah & Ben Cotting Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Criner J.R. & Aline Deming Ms. Sara Jo Devine Mr. & Mrs. Carr P. Dishroon Mr. Robert Durst Connie & Byron Dyer Mrs. Jane Egner Mr. Roger Eichhorn Mr. William Elbel & Ms. Mary J. Schroeder
Mr. Parrish N. Erwin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Fant Mr. & Mrs. Marvy A. Finger Mr. Shane T. Frank Mr. Edwin C. Friedrichs & Ms. Darlene Clark Mrs. Aileen Gordon Dorothy & Bill Grieves Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hamaker Dr. & Mrs. Eric J. Haufrect Kathleen & Dick Hayes Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hooks Beverly Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John F. Joity Debbie & Frank Jones Drs. Blair & Rita Justice Catherine & Andrew Kaldis Nina Andrews & David Karohl Mrs. Jeanie Kilroy Wilson Nancy & Rich Kinder Mary Louis Kister William & Cynthia Koch Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kotts Willy Kuehn Michael & Kelley Lang Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Leighton Marilyn Lummis Mr. & Mrs. David Massin Mr. & Mrs. John N. Matzer III Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas McMurrey Jr.
Sidney & Ione Moran Richard & Juliet Moynihan David G. Nussman Mr. & Mrs. Eugene O’Donnell Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Ms. Karen Pulaski Jean & Allan Quiat Vicky & Michael Richker Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William K. Robbins Jr. Milton & Jill Rose Mr. & Mrs. Manolo Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Schissler Jr. Dr. Susan Gardner & Dr. Philip Scott Mr. & Mrs. Rufus S. Scott Amanda & John Seaberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Smith Carol & Michael Stamatedes Mr. & Mrs. Alan Stigall Mr. & Mrs. Antonio M. Szabo Mr. Jim Teague & Ms. Jane DiPaolo Dr. & Mrs. John F. Thrash Ms. Beverly Turner McDonald Birgitt van Wijk General & Mrs. Jasper Welch Dr. David A. White Sue Trammell Whitfield Ms. Jennifer R. Wittman Ms. Daisy Wong Woodell Family Foundation January 2014 41
Houston Symphony Donors Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Wootton Sally & Denney Wright Dr. & Mrs. Robert Yekovich Nina & Michael Zilkha Edith & Robert Zinn Erla & Harry Zuber Anonymous (1)
Grand Patron’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Dr. & Mrs. George J. Abdo Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Ables Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Abraham Mr. & Mrs. John C. Averett Mrs. John Bace Mr. Richard C. Bailey Trace Trahan Bannerman James M. Bell Mrs. Pat Biddle & Mr. Ron Kahl Mr. & Mrs. James D. Bozeman Ting & John Bresnahan Mrs. Catherine Campbell Brock & Dr. Gary Brock Divya & Chris Brown Hon. Peter & Mrs. Anne S. Brown Dr. & Mrs. William T. Butler Dougal & Cathy Cameron Dr. Robert N. Chanon Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Chapman Courtney & John Chapoton Mr. & Mrs. Allen Clamen Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Clark Ms. Ann T. Coffey & Mr. Theo Bean Mr. & Mrs. Byron Cooley Lois & David Coyle Mr. & Mrs. Joffre J. Cross II Mr. Fulton & Mrs. Reece Davenport Mr. & Mrs. Mark P. Day Ms. Niki DeMaio Mr. & Mrs. Mark Diehl Valerie Palmquist Dieterich & Tracy Dieterich Mr. & Mrs. Jack N. Doherty Mr. & Mrs. Michael Doherty Carolyn & David Edgar Annette & Knut Eriksen Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank Mr. & Mrs. Nijad I. Fares Dr. Judith Feigin & Mr. Colin Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Ference Mr. & Mrs. George Ferguson Jerry E. & Nanette B. Finger Mr. & Mrs. Tom Fitzpatrick Katie Flaherty Thomas & Patricia Geddy Mrs. Lila-Gene George Mr. Bert & Mrs. Joan Golding Robert Lee Gomez Mr. Enrique Gonzalez Mr. & Mrs. Herbert I. Goodman Robert & Michele Goodmark Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Haas Dr. & Mrs. Carlos R. Hamilton Jr. Ms. Michele Hebl Mr. & Mrs. Eric Heggeseth Mr. & Mrs. Matt Hennessy Mark & Ragna Henrichs Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Hevrdejs Jimmy Hubbell Kathleen & James Jennings / Beauty Now Jill & Dunham Jewett Mr. & Mrs. Sam Koster 42
Young Associates Council Young Associate, Premium $2,500 or more James M. Bell David Chambers & Alex Steffler Audrey & Brandon Cochran Jimmy Hubbell Juliet Moths, Louis Vuitton Emily Paull, Louis Vuitton Young Associate $1,500 - $2,499 Lindley & Jason Arnoldy Cristina & Tanner Bailey William & Laura Black Margaret & Brian Bravo Ting & John Bresnahan Divya & Chris Brown Peter James Cazamias Sarah & Ben Cotting Mike Cox Valerie Palmquist Dieterich & Tracy Dieterich Amanda & Adam Dinitz Jennifer & Steve Dolman Katie Flaherty
Mark Folkes & Christopher Johnston Jessica Ford Courtney Fretz Hali Ganbold Michael A. Gonser Samantha M. Gonzalez Kathleen & James Jennings / BeautyNow Kurt Johnson & Colleen Matheu Jessica Q. Johnston Catherine & Matt Matthews Kristen & Steve McDaniel Jennifer & David Mire Sami & Jud Morrison Toni Oplt & Ed Schneider Brooke & Nathaniel Richards Amanda & John Seaberg Jo A. Simmons Steve & Judy Sohn Mark Stadnyk, Norton Rose Fulbright Ishwaria & Vivek Subbiah Carol Tai Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Uzcategui Rachael & Jason Volz – A Fare Extraordinaire Drs. Randall & Crystal Wright The Young Associates Council is supported in part by Bank of America.
For more information, please contact Evin Erdowdu, Development Officer, Individual Giving, (713) 337-8526.
Ms. Roslyn Larkey Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Linbeck Mr. & Mrs. Jeff B. Love Ms. Christine Lukens Mr. & Mrs. William B. McNamara Dr. & Mrs. John Mendelsohn Sami & Jud Morrison Julia & Chris Morton Juliet Moths / Louis Vuitton Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Moynier Mr. Dave Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Newton Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Olfers Mr. & Dr. Michael Ondrias Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Parker Jr. Emily Paull, Louis Vuitton Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Payne Michael & Shirley Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Pryor Darla & Chip Purchase Mr. & Mrs. Cris Pye Hilda & Hershel Rich Brooke & Nathaniel Richards Mr. & Mrs. Claud D. Riddles Allyn & Jill Risley Anne & Dr. Richard Robbins Mr. & Mrs. James L. Robertson Mr. & Mrs. James Rogers Ms. Regina J. Rogers Drs. Alex & Lynn Rosas Mr. & Mrs. George A. Shannon Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Speer Mr. Michael K. Stewart Cassie B. Stinson & Dr. R. Barry Holtz Dr. John R. Stroehlein & Ms. Miwa Sakashita Mr. & Mrs. Hans Strohmer Ishwaria & Vivek Subbiah Ann G. Trammell Rachael & Jason Volz - A Fare Extraordinaire Dr. & Mrs. Rudy C. Wildenstein David & Tara Wuthrich Anonymous (5)
$1,000 - $2,499
Mrs. Harold J. Adam Mrs. Nancy C. Allen Mr. William J. Anderson Dr. Angela R. Apollo Mr. & Mrs. John S. Arnoldy Mr. & Mrs. John M. Arnsparger Corbin & Char Aslakson Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Asofsky Mr. Jeff Autor Ms. Mary S. Axelrad Dr. & Mrs. Jamil Azzam Cristina & Tanner Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Barbieri Mr. & Mrs. Bill Barnett Mr. & Mrs. E. William Barnett Ms. Anne Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Basinski Ms. Margaret Basu Dr. & Mrs. Arthur L. Beaudet Carole Shivers Mr. Ricky R. Behrend Mr. & Mrs. Jim Berdahl Dr. Eldo Bergman Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Berteaud Drs. Henry & Louise Bethea Dr. Joan Hacken Bitar Mrs. Ann M. Bixby William & Laura Black Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bolam Meg Boulware & Hartley Hampton / Boulware & Valoir Brian & Margaret Bravo Joe Brazzatti Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Breen Sr. Katherine M. Briggs Mr. Chester Brooke & Dr. Nancy Poindexter Dr. & Mrs. Fred Buckwold Mrs. Anne H. Bushman Mr. & Mrs. Raul Caffesse Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Campbell Mrs. H. E. Carrico Margot & John Cater Peter James Cazamias The Chambers Family in honor of Margaret Sylvia Chambers David Chambers & Alex Steffler Mr. Robert L. Clarke Mr. Mark C. Conrad James D. Cox & Ritsuko Komaki-Cox Mike Cox James & Franci Crane
Houston Symphony Donors The Honorable & Mrs. William C. Crassas Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Crook Mr. Carl Cunningham Mr. Blakke Davis Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davis Ms. Anna N. Dean Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. DeLone Ms. Aurelie Desmarais Mr. & Mrs. Ralph DeVore Christopher & Annamarie Dewhurst Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Diamond Amanda & Adam Dinitz Mike & Debra Dishberger Jennifer & Steve Dolman Mr. Michael Dooley Mr. & Mrs. James P. Dorn Robert J. Doyle Dr. Burdett S. & Mrs. Kathleen C.E. Dunbar Mrs. Dan L. Duncan Egon & Elisa Durban Drs. Rosalind & Gary Dworkin Mr. & Mrs. David Dybell Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Earle Mr. Michael Eichhorn Dr. & Mrs. Wendell Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Jon Evans Mr. Mike Ezzell Dr. Louis & Mrs. Paula Faillace Mary Ann & Larry Faulkner Mrs. Carolyn Grant Fay Ms. Ursula H. Felmet Mr. & Mrs. Zachary Fertitta Mrs. Ronald Fischer Dr. & Mrs. Richard Fish Barbara S. Fitch Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Fleisher Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Florsheim Eugene Fong Courtney Fretz Mr. & Mrs. Javier Fuentes Hali Ganbold Martha & Gibson Gayle Jr. Ms. Lucy Gebhart Mr. & Mrs. John Gee Mr. & Mrs. Joe Genitempo Mrs. Joan M. Giese Dr. & Mrs. Jack Gill Walter Gilmore Drs. Nancy Glass & John Belmont Michael Gonser Samantha Gonzalez Dr. & Mrs. Bradford S. Goodwin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Martyn Goossen Maestro Hans Graf & Mrs. Graf Mrs. Jennifer Hooker Gravenor Mr. Kendall Gray Ms. Joyce Z. Greenberg Mr. Charles H. Gregory Mary & Paul Gregory Dennis Griffith & Louise Richman Melinda & Doug Groves Maureen & Jim Hackett Eric & Angelea Halen Mrs. Thalia Halen Mr. & Mrs. Don H. Haley Ms. Liz Hampton W. Russel Harp & Maarit K. Savola-Harp Mr. & Mrs. Warren W. Harris Mrs. Claudia Hatcher Mr. & Mrs. Houston Haymon Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Heard Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William Heird Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hemenway Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hennessy Marilyn & Robert M. Hermance Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Herrmann Ann & Joe Hightower Dr. Volker Hirsinger Mr. Robert Hoff Mr. Tim Hogan Mr. & Dr. Ronald Holley Dr. Holly Holmes & Dr. Paul Otremba Mr. & Mrs. John Homier
Dr. Matthew Horsfield & Dr. Michael Kauth Mr. Kevin Hostler Mr. & Mrs. George Hricik Mr. & Mrs. Ford Hubbard III Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Huebsch Mark & Marilyn Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Robert Humphries Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Jankovic Ms. Ann B. Jennings & Ms. Karen M. Jones Mr. Eric S. Johnson & Dr. Ronada Davis Kurt Johnson & Colleen Matheu Jessica Q. Johnston Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jordon Lynda & Frank Kelly Louise & Sherwin Kershman Nora J. Klein, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Kneale Mr. Jimmy Koch Lucy & Victor Kormeier Suzanne A. & Dan D. Kubin Mr. William H. Lane Jr. Ms. Joni Latimer Mr. David Leebron & Mrs. Y. Ping Sun Ms. Joyce Lehrfeld Mr. & Mrs. Robert Leonard Dr. Golda & Dr. Robert B. Leonard Mr. Edwin N. Letzerich Velva G. & H. Fred Levine Mr. William W. Lindley Mr. James C. Lindsey Mr. & Mrs. H. Arthur Littell Dr. & Mrs. James R. Lloyd Dr. & Mrs. Kelly B. Lobley Dr. Ted Loch Ms. Sylvia Lohkamp Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Lozano Mr. Elario Lozano Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lunn Mr. Rocky Mafrige Mr. & Mrs. Larry Margolis Catherine & Matt Matthews Sasha Davis & Joseph Matulevich Linda & Jim McCartney Kristen & Steve McDaniel Dr. A. McDermott & Dr. A. Glasser Mr. & Mrs. Michael McGuire Mr. & Mrs. Lance McKnight Dr. & Mrs. Jack G. McNeill Dr. & Mrs. G. Walter McReynolds Mr. & Mrs. Prasad Menon Mr. & Mrs. John Merrill Mr. Ronald A. Mikita Mr. Russell J. Miller & Mrs. Charlotte M. Meyer Jennifer & David Mire Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mitchell Mr. Jamal Mollai Mr. & Mrs. John C. Molloy Mr. Joshua Morris Sue A. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Murphy Musicians of the Houston Symphony Mr. & Mrs. William J. Napier Jr. John & Jean Neighbors Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey B. Newton Ms. Sheila Neylon Ms. Dorothy Nicholson John & Leslie Niemand Mr. & Mrs. Lipscomb Norvell Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Oâ€™Connor Mariloli & Marvin Odum Mr. & Mrs. Staman Ogilvie Steve & Sue Olson Toni Oplt & Ed Schneider Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon I. Oster Ms. Jennifer Owen & Mr. Ed Benyon Jane & Kenneth Owen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Page Ms. Martha Palmer Christine & Robert Pastorek Mr. & Mrs. Raul Pavon Mr. & Mrs. James D. Penny Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Peropoulos
Mr. Bryan J. Peters & Mr. Ralph D. Sikes JoAnn & John Petzold Mr. & Mrs. William Phelps Ms. Debra Phillips Ms. Mariela Poleo Ms. Linda Posey Michael & Darla Price Mrs. Dana Puddy Mr. & Mrs. David Pursell Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Pyne Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Rachford Jr. Clinton & Leigh Rappole Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Allan Reich Mrs. Linda Rhodes Mr. & Mrs. Dave Roberts Ms. Lillie Robertson Mr. Floyd W. Robinson Mrs. Evie Ronald Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Rose Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ross Mr. & Mrs. Scott Rothwell William J. Rovere & Kathi F. Rovere Kent Rutter & David Baumann Mr. Robert T. Sakowitz Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Sand Harold H. Sandstead, M.D. Mrs. Holly Sansing Dr. & Mrs. David Sapire Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Sawaya Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Schanzmeyer Beth & Lee Schlanger Dr. Mark A. Schusterman Dr. & Mrs. H. Irving Schweppe Jr. Donna Scott Charles & Andrea Seay Ellen Shelton Mr. Jeffrey Shipley Jo A. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sims Mr. David Siverling Barbara & Louis Sklar Mr. Brinton Averil Smith & Ms. Evelyn Chen Mrs. Charis Smith Mr. & Mrs. Lance Smith Mr. & Mrs. William A. Smith Dean & Kay L. Snider Steve & Judy Sohn Mary Louise Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Spies Ms. Georgiana Stanley Dr. & Mrs. Lee Steely Ms. Joyce Steensrud Karen & Bruce Steffler Karl & Ann Stern Mr. & Mrs. James R. Stevens Jack & Karen Stopnicki Dr. & Mrs. David Sufian Mr. & Mrs. Scott Summerville Emily C. Sundt Mrs. Mary Swafford Mr. Clifford A. Swanlund Jr. Ms. Jeanine Swift Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Tabor Jr. Carol Tai Jean & Doug Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Thurmond Mr. Roger Trandell Ms. Cathleen J. Trechter Ms. Sarah Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Unger Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Uzcategui Mr. & Mrs. Paolo Valente Mr. & Mrs. Donn K. Van Arsdall Dr. & Mrs. Charles T. Van Buren Dr. & Mrs. Gage Van Horn Mr. & Mrs. William A. Van Wie Matthew VanBesien & Rosanne Jowitt Ms. Jana Vander Lee Dr. & Mrs. Edward C. Wade Dean B. Walker Betty & Bill Walker Mr. & Mrs. H. Richard Walton Mr. Danny Ward & Ms. Nancy Ames Mr. & Mrs. Alton L. Warren
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Watt Mr. Chien-Wey Wei Ms. Joann E. Welton Mr. & Mrs. Eden N. Wenig Ms. Melanie S. Wiggins Carlton & Marty Wilde Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wilhite Nancy Willerson Mr. & Mrs. Gene R. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Russell Windham Mr. & Mrs. William A. Wise Dr. & Mrs. Jerry S. Wolinsky Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wright Drs. Randall & Crystal Wright Mr. & Mrs. David B. Yates Mr. & Mrs. William A. Young Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zabriskie Anonymous (10)
Director $500 - $999
Mr. William L. Ackerman Donalee & Noel T. Adams Ms. Joan Ambrogi Dr. Hesham M. Amin & Dr. Lara Ferrario Mr. & Mrs. William L. Anderson Jr. Mrs. Roya Arfa Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Axelrod Mr. Richard Bado Mr. Henry Bair Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Baird Mr. Bobby Baiva Mr. & Mrs. David M. Balderston Mr. Michael L. Ball Dan Barnum & Marilyn Lewis Mr. A. Greer Barriault & Ms. Clarruth A. Seaton Mr. & Mrs. David Barringer Ms. Bernice Beckerman Dr. & Mrs. Philip S. Bentlif Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd M. Bentsen III Mr. & Mrs. John Berger Mr. Kristopher Berthold Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Boerger Chris & Ruth Borman Anne & Edward Bornet Bob Frank Boydston Sally & Carl Brassow Mr. Kevin P. Brophy Mr. & Mrs. Steven Brosvik Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Brougher Sally & Laurence Brown Fred & Judy Brunk Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bumpus Robert Burleson Mr. Tom Burley Mr. Carl Butler Mr. Eugene Byrd Virginia & William Camfield Mr. Richard N. Carrell Mr. Petros Carvounis Mr. & Mrs. E. Thomas Chaney Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Chapoton Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Christensen Sarah Wilson Clark Virginia A. Clark Dr. & Mrs. Alfred C. Coats Jim R. & Lynn Coe Donna M. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Clayton A. Compton Ms. Barbara A. Conte Mr. H. Talbot Cooley Ms. Miquel A. Correll Dr. Edward Cox Ms. Marsha K. Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Crull Mr. & Mrs. Rick Daly Ms. Joyce Dauber Ms. Linda P. David Ms. Caroline Deetjen Mr. & Mrs. Rene Degreve Brian & Leah Del Signore Ms. Diane DelSignore & Mr. Robert S. Strait Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Derzapf Ms. Elisabeth DeWitts John A. Dickinson & Nancy L. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Dilg Charles Dishman
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Houston Symphony Donors Col. & Mrs. John Jay Douglass Elizabeth H. Duerr Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Echols Mr. Paul Ehrsam Dr. Michael J. Epstein & Janice Poplack Mrs. Kelli Fereday Mr. Dale Fitz Mr. & Mrs. Greg E. Fourticq Joyce & David Fox Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Francisco Elizabeth & Ralph Frankowski Rachel & Dr. Bud Frazier Ms. Diane L. Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Neil Gaynor Mr. & Mrs. Harry Gendel Ms. Margaret Wendy Germani Mrs. Barbara Goedecke Mrs. James Goettee Dr. John Gomez & Dr. Cora Mihu Mr. Bert & Patricia Gordon Dr. Harvey L. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gordon Dr. & Mrs. David Gorenstein Mr. & Mrs. Tony Gracely Mr. Garrett Graham Mr. & Mrs. Tim Graham Mr. George Green Mr. Gerald Greiner Mr. & Mrs. Steve K. Grimsley Dr. Teruhiko Hagiwara Mr. & Mrs. Uzi Halevy Gaye Davis & Dennis B. Halpin Ms. Vickie Hamley Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Harbachick Michael D. Hardin Marion S. Hargrove Dr. & Mrs. William S. Harwell Mr. David T. Hedges Jr. Sheila & Isaac Heimbinder Mr. John Heiny Donald & Rosemary Herron Mr. & Mrs. W. Grady Hicks Jacque Holland Mr. & Mrs. Rocky Holmes Mr. Todd Holowisky Mr. & Mrs. Norman C. Hoyer Mr. George Hritcko Mrs. Patricia P. Hubbard Ms. Lee M. Huber Dr. Vicki Huff & Dr. Eric Boerwinkle Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Janicke Mr. Mark Johansson Ms. Sheila K. Johnstone
Mr. Raymond Jones Mr. & Mrs. Thorro Jones Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Kalman Mr. & Mrs. Yoshi Kawashima Sam & Cele Keeper Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Keeton Mr. Keith Kelley Dave & Laura Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Jason Kisch Mr. & Mrs. William H. Knull III Mr. & Dr. Peter A. Koester Mr. Arnold & Mrs. Michelle Korenek Rachel R. Krezer Mr. Dennis Kroeger Mrs. Deanna Lamoreux Ms. Adrienne Lang Michael & Sharon Lewis Dr. Richard A. & Dr. Patricia N. Lewis Louise & Oscar Lui Mr. & Mrs. Peter MacGregor Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Mach III Judith MacPherson Ms. Barbara Manna Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Margolis Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Matiuk Mr. & Mrs. Mark Matovich Mr. James G. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Mawhinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rod McAdams Mr. R. Scott McCay Lawrence McCullough & Linda Jean Quintanilla Ms. Judi McGee Mr. George McKee Mr. & Mrs. David R. McKeithan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Theron McLaren Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence McManus Mr. Thomas J. McNulty Ernie & Martha McWilliams William E. Joor III & Rose Ann Medlin Ms. Maria Carolina Mendoza Ms. Kristen Miller Mr. & Mrs. Herbert G. Mills Mr. Willis B. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mitchum Jr. Ms. Marsha L. Montemayor Mr. & Mrs. Jim Moore Ms. Deborah Moran Daniel & Karol Musher Alan & Elaine Mut Patience Myers & Murray Herbert Ms. Jennifer Naae Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Neumann Ms. Katherine Nevins
Newman/Strug/Wadler families in honor of Ida & Irving Wadler Marie-Theres F. Odermatt Mr. Roel Olson Drs. M. & V. Orocofsky Mr. & Mrs. Marc C. Paige Jim & Arlene Payne Ms. Angela H. Perry Grace & Carroll Phillips Mr. & Mrs. W. Hugh Phillips III Ms. Meg Philpot Mr. James D. Pitcock Jr. Mr. Antoine Plante & Mrs. Lori Muratta Mr. Robert W. Powell Kim & Ted A. Powell Tim & Katherine Pownell Paula & Nico Praagman Hudgins Rev. Arthur Preisinger Elias & Carole Qumsieh Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ramirez Dr. Mike Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. William B. Rawl Mr. Frederic Rechlin Mr. & Mrs. Dwain Reeves Ms. Amy Richards Mr. & Mrs. William C. Richter Ms. Ellen Rienstra Mr. & Mrs. William F. Rike Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Rinehart Ramille Law Ms. Franelle Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Keith A. Rogers Kelly & David Rose Mr. Autry W. Ross Brenda & Mansel Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Ruez Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Ruffing Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ryall Mr. & Mrs. John Ryder Mr. Ramesh Sarathi Mr. & Mrs. Ross Saunders Ms. Susan E. Scarrow Mr. & Mrs. Donald Schmuck Drs. Helene & Robert Schwartz Mr. Victor E. Serrato Mr. & Mrs. Vic Shainock Ms. Geri Shoop Mr. James D. Simpson III Mr. Gary A. Smith & Mr. Jim Murdaugh Mr. Hilary Smith & Ms. Lijda Vellekoop Mr. Jason Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith Ms. Becky Stemper Mr. & Mrs. Gary Stenerson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sullivan Mr. John L. Sutterby Ms. Amy Sutton Barb Swartz Dr. Jeffrey Sweterlitsch Mr. & Mrs. Adam Szczepanski Mr. & Mrs. George Tallichet Ms. Carolyn Tanner Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Glenn & Cay Taylor Mr. Kerry Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Van Teeters Mr. & Ms. Gary Teletzke Ms. Betsy Mims & Mr. Howard D. Thames Jacob & Elizabeth Thomas Eric & Carol Timmreck Mr. & Mrs. Dale M. Tingleaf Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. Toole Mr. James Trippett Dr. Robert Ulrich & Ms. June R. Russell Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Utecht Mr. Zachary Vazquez Mr. Charles Veith Pieter & Janet Vrancken May Wang Mr. & Mrs. Bill Warburton Mr. Kenneth W. Warren Beth Weidler & Stephen James Mr. & Mrs. K.C. Weiner Ms. Bryony Jane Welsh Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. White Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Wilkinson Ms. Lane A. Williams Dr. Wayne Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Wilson Ms. Susan Wood Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Wray Mr. Michael Wynhoff Ms. Alexandra Yates Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Zerke Anonymous (16))
Kathleen & Dick Hayes Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kotts Michael & Kelley Lang Mr. & Mrs. John N. Matzer III Richard & Juliet Moynihan Terry Murphree Mr. Robert J. Pilegge Jean & Allan Quiat Vicky & Michael Richker Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. Sally & Denney Wright
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Banks Donald & Dottie Bates Ms. Deborah S. Bautch Mr. Allen J. Becker Mr. John S. Beury Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bixler Ellen Box Ms. Suzie Boyd Ms. Barbara A. Brooks David Chambers & Alex Steffler Mrs. Midge Colton Mr. William V. Conover II Mr. & Mrs. Robert Creager Ms. Roseline Curran Ms. Ann Currens Becky & Joe Demeter Mr. & Mrs. James E. Dorsett Jo Lynn & Gregg Falgout/ Island Operating Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fanning Barbara Dokell Mr. Mark Folkes & Mr. Christopher Johnston Jessica Ford Carol & Larry Fradkin Friends of the Houston Symphony Mr. & Mrs. James K. Garner Mrs. Lotty Gautschi Mr. Evan B. Glick Julius & Suzan Glickman Mr. & Ms. Eric J. Gongre Ms. Melissa Goodman Mr. & Ms. Charles R. Hall Mr. & Mrs. George A. Helland Stephen Jeu & Susanna Calvo Michael & Darcy Krajewski Mr. & Mrs. Robin Lease
The Houston Symphony would like to thank the 4,767 individual donors who gave up to $499 over the past year.
As of November 1, 2013 To note any errors or omissions, please call Darryl de Mello at (713) 337-8529.
Houston Symphony Pops Donors Ima Hogg Society $150,000 or More Mr. George P. Mitchell Mrs. Sybil F. Roos
Centennial Society $100,000-$149,000 Mr. & Mrs. Jim R. Smith
Founder’s Society $75,000-$99,000
Darlene & Cappy Bisso
Concertmaster’s Society $25,000-$49,999
Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Blackburne Jr. Allen & Almira Gelwick - Lockton Companies Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth & Dr. Ken Hyde Mr. & Mrs. U. J. LeGrange Dr. & Mrs. Michael Mann Mr. Brian Teichman & Mr. Andrew Cordes
Conductor’s Circle, Platinum $15,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Gorman Susan & Dick Hansen Ms. Nancey Lobb Mr. & Mrs. John L. Nau III Elizabeth & Gary Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Robertson
Conductor’s Circle, Gold $10,000-$14,999
Graham & Janet Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Bert Cornelison Roger & Debby Cutler Cindy & Richard Deere John & Minerva Esquivel Janice & Allan King Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mann Mr. Walter & Mrs. Maryjane Scherr David & Paula Steakley Ms. Judith Vincent Shirley & Joel Wahlberg
Conductor’s Circle, Silver $7,500-$9,999
Mr. Scott Ensell Marianne & Robert Ivany Mrs. Gloria Pepper & Dr. Bernard Katz Paul & Rita Morico Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Nickson Roman & Sally Reed Linda & Jerry Rubenstein
Conductor’s Circle, Bronze $5,000-$7,499
Lilia Khakimova & C. Robert Bunch Marilyn Caplovitz Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Caruso Ms. Sara Jo Devine Connie & Byron Dyer Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hamaker
Grand Patron $2,500-$4,999
Mr. & Mrs. J. Emery Anderson Robert & Gwen Bray Dr. Christopher Buehler & Ms. Jill Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Bruce G. Buhler Rex & Marillyn King Ms. Lynne Lipsitz Mr. & Mrs. Terry McGill Edward Lee McIntosh, C.P.M. Shirley & Marvin Rich Dr. & Mrs. Barry Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Leland Tate Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wulfe
Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley Agbor Stanley & Martha Bair
Houston Symphony Pops Donors Renee & Michael Locklar Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Mason Steve & Linda Massie Mr. & Mrs. Alan May Jr. Pinet & Jim McBride Mr. Marvin McMurrey & Mrs. Martha Rocks Alice R. McPherson, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Raghu Narayan Mrs. Kay M. Onstead Jesus Alejandro Perez Rementeria Margaret & V. Scott Pignolet Mr. & Mrs. Gary Prentice W. R. Purifoy Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Raizner Mr. & Mrs. Venu Rao Mr. & Mrs. Ben A. Reid Mr. & Mrs. John T. Riordan Soren & Annetta Rose Rosemarie & Jeff Roth Mr. Morris Rubin Megan & Peter Shedden Dr. & Mr. Adrian D. Shelley Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Symko
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Thompson Ms. Jody Verwers Larry & Connie Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Woodard Jr. Nancy & Scott Wynant Anonymous (3)
Mrs. Sally Alcorn Mr. & Mrs. Steve Ameen Dr. & Mrs. William S. Banks III Jim & Susan Berdahl Mr. & Mrs. James E. Blackwell Mr. Donald Blakey Dr. & Mrs. R. L. Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. Burris Ms. Vicki P. Buxton Dr. Maria Calcina Mr. Martin Calzada Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Cantrell Jr. Richard & Marcia Churns Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Cook Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Coon
Mr. Warren Dean Mr. & Mrs. George Dobbin Mr. & Mrs. Randy Dunn John & Joyce Eagle Mildred & Richard Ellis Mr. John Eymann Sandra & Steven Finkelman Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gangelhoff Mr. John Geigel Ms. Shari Glover & Mr. James King Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Franklin J. Harberg Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dale Hardy Ms. Margy Keaton Ms. Amy Lacy Mr. Gerrit Leeftink Mr. & Mrs. Barry I. Levine Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lindgren Mr. & Mrs. James D. Long Mr. & Mrs. Pat Mann Paul & Molly Mugnier Mr. & Mrs. Gary Noble Mr. & Mrs. Roland W. Pringle Judy & Bill Pursell Dr. & Mrs. Michael Rasmussen
Mr. & Mrs. John Reinert Ms. Stacey Saunders & Mr. Jeff Smith Ms. Cinda Schaffer Mr. & Mrs. George W. Schalles III Claudette & Tim Shaunty Mr. Michael Shawiak Mr. Michel Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Siegele Charlotte Stafford Mr. & Mrs. Carl N. Tongberg Mr. & Mrs. Eugene N. Tulich Mr. & Mrs. Michael Villarreal Anonymous (7)
The Houston Symphony would like to thank the 4,767 individual donors who gave up to $499 over the past year. As of November 1, 2013 To note any errors or omissions, please call Darryl de Mello at (713) 337-8529.
CORPORATE, FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT PARTNERS The Houston Symphony is proud to recognize the leadership support of our corporate, foundation and government partners that allow the orchestra to reach new heights in musical performance, education and community engagement for the Greater Houston and Gulf Coast Region. For further information on becoming a corporate or foundation donor to the Houston Symphony, please contact Brandon VanWaeyenberghe at (713) 337-8520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES As of December 1, 2013
$1,000,000 & above
Houston Endowment Houston Symphony Endowment Houston Symphony League The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $500,000-$999,999 The Brown Foundation, Inc. City of Houston and Theater District Improvement, Inc. The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts $100,000-$499,999
Albert & Margaret Alkek Foundation M. D. Anderson Foundation City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board The Cullen Foundation The Robert & Janice McNair Foundation/ Palmetto Partners Ltd.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
The Elkins Foundation The Humphrey’s Foundation John P. McGovern Foundation $25,000-$49,999
Ray C. Fish Foundation Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Sterling-Turner Foundation
$15,000 - $24,999 Ruth & Ted Bauer Family Foundation The Melbern G. & Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Houston Symphony Bay Area League Texas Commission on the Arts The Vaughn Foundation The Hood-Barrow Foundation
$10,000 - $14,999 The Carleen & Alde Fridge Foundation The Powell Foundation The Vivian L. Smith Foundation Anonymous $7,500 - $9,999 William E. & Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Foundation William S. & Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 The Schissler Foundation LTR Lewis Cloverdale Foundation Keith & Mattie Stevenson Foundation Strake Foundation $2,500 - $4,999 Leon Jaworski Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Gifts below $2,500 Diamond Family Foundation The Helmle-Shaw Foundation Huffington Foundation The Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation The Oshman Foundation State Employee Charitable Campaign
Houston Symphony Business Council Co-Chairs Ralph Burch, ConocoPhillips David Wuthrich, MARSH Private Client Business Council Host Committee: Prentiss Burt, J.P. Morgan Janet F. Clark, Marathon Oil Corporation (retired) Cindy Deere, Shell Oil Company Gene Dewhurst, Falcon Seaboard Mike Doherty, Frost Bank Mauro Gimenez, Russell Reynolds Associates Allen Gelwick, Lockton Companies Kathleen Hayes, Merrill Lynch Roz Larkey, Cameron International Corporation Steven P. Mach, Mach Industrial Group, LP
Michael Mann, Mann Eye Institute Paul Mann, Mann Eye Institute David Massin, Wells Fargo Billy McCartney, Vitol Inc. (retired) Paul Morico, Baker Botts, LLP Dana Ondrias, Mann Eye Institute Ed Osterberg, Mayer Brown, LLP Robert A. Peiser, Imperial Sugar Company (retired) Geoffroy Petit, TOTAL Greg Powers, Halliburton David Pruner, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Ron Rand, Rand Group, LLC
John Rydman, Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods Manolo Sanchez, BBVA Compass Mark Schusterman, Museum District Plastic Surgery Jerome Simon, Northern Trust L. Proctor Thomas, Baker Botts, LLP (retired) Ileana Treviño, Memorial Hermann Foundation Bobby Tudor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company Jesse Tutor, Accenture (retired) Margaret Waisman, Affiliated Dermatologists of Houston Fredric Weber, Norton Rose Fulbright Beth Wolff, Wolff & Associates, Inc. January 2014 45
Corporations As of December 1, 2013
Grand Guarantor, $150,000 and above
Sponsor, $25,000 - $49,999
Andrews Kurth LLP * Aztec BBVA Compass Bank of America * KTRK ABC-13 The Boeing Company * Bright Star Spec’s Charitable Foundation * Christofle Guarantor, $100,000 - $149,999 Chubb Group of Insurance Companies ConocoPhillips * Darryl & Co. Enterprise Product Partners L.P. Chevron Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Houston Methodist Hospital * Houston Public Media – Classical 91.7 FM; * Gittings * Houston First News 88.7 FM; Channel 8 PBS * Houston Chronicle Palmetto Partners Ltd./The Robert and JPMorgan Chase Janice McNair Foundation KPMG LLP * PaperCity Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center * United Airlines Memorial Hermann Health Center Norton Rose Fulbright Underwriter, $50,000 - $99,999 Northern Trust * Baker Botts L.L.P. Rand Group, LLC * BB&T Regions Bank Cameron International Corporation * Silver Circle Audio Cameron Management * Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods ExxonMobil Vinson & Elkins LLP Wells Fargo Frost Bank ZAZA Energy GDF SUEZ Energy North America
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo * Jackson and Company Kalsi Engineering Marathon Oil Corporation * Neiman Marcus Rose Hill Meadows Corporation Shell Oil Company * TODD Events
Partner, $15,000 - $24,999 Amegy Bank of Texas Avalon Advisors, LLC Bank of Houston Bank of Texas Bisso Marine Co., Inc. CenterPoint Energy Ernst & Young LLP Halliburton
H-E-B Locke Lord LLP Lockton Companies of Houston Macy’s / Macy’s Foundation MetroBank, N.A. * Perkins+Will Salient Partners SPIR STAR, Ltd. USI Insurance Services LLC Supporter, $10,000 - $14,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation * Crown Castle International Corp. Enbridge Energy Company Gorman’s Uniform Service Marine Foods Express, LTD. Schlumberger, Ltd. Star Furniture * VRTC Benefactor, $5,000 - $9,999 Beck Redden LLP Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Spectra Energy Swift Energy Company Gifts below $4,999 Air Liquide American Corporation Boulware & Valoir Intertek La Esperanza Oil & Gas, LLC / La Esperanza Christian Foundation Louis Vuitton Martha Turner Properties SEI, Global Institutional Group Smith, Graham & Company Stewart Title Company Williams Companies, Inc. Wolff & Associates, Inc. * Includes in-kind support
Corporate Matching Gifts As of December 1, 2013 Aetna Apache Corporation Bank of America BBVA Compass Boeing BP Foundation
Caterpillar Chevron Chubb Group Coca-Cola ConocoPhillips Eli Lilly and Company ExxonMobil
General Electric General Mills Goldman, Sachs & Company Halliburton Hewlett-Packard Houston Endowment IBM
ING Financial Services Corporation KBR Merrill Lynch NAACO Industries, Inc. Neiman Marcus Northern Trust
Occidental Petroleum Shell Oil Company Spectra Energy Williams Companies, Inc.
IN KIND DONORS As of December 1, 2013
A Fare Extraordinaire Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc. Aspire Executive Coaching, LLC Bergner & Johnson Bering’s BKD, LLP Boat Ranch Classical 91.7 FM Cognetic Culinaire Carl R. Cunningham DLG Research & Marketing Solutions
Elaine Turner Designs Elegant Events by Michael The Events Company Festari Foster Quan LLP Gucci Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel Granduca Hotel Icon Houston Astros Houston Grand Opera Houston Texans Intercontinental Hotel Houston JOHANNUS Organs of Texas John L. Wortham & Son, L.P.
John Wright/Textprint Kuhl-Linscomb The Lancaster Hotel Limb Design Martha Turner Properties Meera Buck & Associates Michael’s Cookie Jar Minuteman Press – Post Oak Momentum Jaguar Music & Arts New Leaf Publishing, Inc. Nos Caves Vin Pro/Sound Rice University Saint Arnold’s Brewery
Shecky’s Media, Inc. Singapore Airlines Staging Solutions Stewart Title The Events Company Tony’s Tootsies Valobra Jewlery & Antiques Versace Village GreeneryYahama
LEGACY SOCIETY The Legacy Society honors those who have included the Houston Symphony in their long-term estate plans through bequests, life-income gifts or other deferred-giving arrangements. Members of the Legacy Society enjoy a variety of benefits, including an annual musical event. The Houston Symphony would like to extend its deepest thanks to the members of the Legacy Society—and with their permission, we are pleased to acknowledge them below. If you would like to learn more about ways to provide for the Houston Symphony in your estate plans, please contact Mark Folkes, Senior Director, Development, at (713) 337-8251 or email@example.com. Daniel B. Barnum Janice H. Barrow George & Betty Bashen Dr. Joan Hacken Bitar Dorothy B. Black Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield Ronald C. Borschow Joe Brazzatti Zu Broadwater Terry Ann Brown Dr. Joan K. Bruchas & H. Philip Cowdin Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Erin Brunner Eugene R. Bruns Sylvia J. Carroll Janet F. Clark William J. Clayton & Margaret A. Hughes Mr. William E. Colburn Dr. Lida S. Dahm Leslie Barry Davidson Harrison R. T. Davis Judge & Mrs. Harold DeMoss Jr. Jean & sJack Ellis The Aubrey and Sylvia Farb Family Eugene Fong Ginny Garrett Michael B. George Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn
Mr. & Mrs. Keith E. Gott Jo A. & Billie Jo Graves Randolph Lee Groninger Mrs. Gloria Herman Marilyn & Robert M. Hermance Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth Dr. Edward J. & Mrs. Patti Hurwitz Kenneth Hyde Mr. Brian James Drs. Rita & Blair Justice Dr. & Mrs. Ira Kaufman, M.D. John S. W. Kellett Ann Kennedy & Geoffrey Walker Dr. & Mrs. I. Ray Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Ulyesse LeGrange Mrs. Frances E. Leland Dr. Mary R. Lewis Ms. Nancey G. Lobb E. W. Long Jr. Sandra Magers Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis Mr. & Mrs. Jay Marks James Matthews Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Mazow Mr. & Mrs. Gene McDavid Charles E. McKerley Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan
Miss Catherine Jane Merchant Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mihalo Ron Mikita Katherine Taylor Mize Ione Moran Sidney Moran Sue A. Morrison and Children Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Moynihan Gretchen Anne Myers Bobbie & Arthur Newman John & Leslie Niemand Dave B. Nussmann Edward C. Osterberg Jr. Joan D. Osterweil Imogen “Immy” Papadopoulos Sara M. Peterson Geraldine S. Priest Daniel F. Prosser Gloria & Joe Pryzant Mrs. Dana Puddy Walter M. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Sandeen Charles K. Sanders Charles King Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Seay II Mr. & Mrs. James A. Shaffer Dr. & Mrs. Kazuo Shimada
Jule & Albert Smith Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Snyder Mike & sAnita Stude Emily H. & David K. Terry Stephen G. Tipps Steve Tostengard, in memory of Ardyce Tostengard Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Dr. Carlos Vallbona & Children Margaret Waisman, M.D. & Steven S. Callahan, Ph.D. David M. Wax & Elaine Arden Cali Robert G. Weiner Vicki West, in honor of Hans Graf Geoffrey Westergaard Jennifer R. Wittman Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Woods Jo Dee Wright Mr. & Mrs. David Wuthrich Anonymous (9) As of December 1, 2013 sDeceased
IN MEMORIAM We honor the memory of those who in life included the Houston Symphony in their estate plans. Their thoughtfulness and generosity will continue to inspire and enrich lives for generations to come! Mr. Thomas D. Barrow W. P. Beard Mrs. H. Raymond Brannon Anthony Brigandi Lawrence E. Carlton, M.D. Mrs. Albert V. Caselli Lee Allen Clark Jack Ellis Mrs. Robin A. Elverson
Frank R. Eyler Dr. & Mrs. Larry L. Fedder Helen Bess Fariss Foster Christine E. George Mrs. Marcella Levine Harris General & Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Miss Ima Hogg Burke & Octavia Holman Mrs. L. F. McCollum
Joan B. McKerley Monroe L. Mendelsohn Jr. Mrs. Janet Moynihan Constantine S. Nicandros Hanni Orton Stewart Orton, Legacy Society co-founder Dr. Michael Papadopoulos Miss Louise Pearl Perkins
Mr. Howard Pieper Walter W. Sapp, Legacy Society co-founder J. Fred & Alma Laws Lunsford Schultz Ms. Jean R. Sides John K. & Fanny W. Stone Dorothy Barton Thomas Mrs. Harry C. Wiess Mrs. Edward Wilkerson
BIOGRAPHY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 | The Planets and THE EARTH—An HD Odyssey | JANUARY 9, 11-12 Copp conceived and produced the much acclaimed feature documentary In the Shadow of the Moon, the intimate story of the Apollo astronauts. It received more than 15 awards. Moon Machines, a six-part series for Discovery’s Science Channel, recounts the trials of the engineers who built the machines that took the
ing public interest in science and technology. Previous recipients include Walter Cronkite and Gene Roddenberry. Copp currently sits on the Board of Advisors for The Golden Spike Company, a consortium of scientists, astronauts, engineers and politicians who share a common vision for future lunar exploration. He holds a master’s degree in satellite remote sensing and a doctorate in astronomy, both from the University of London. He lives in Blackheath, London.
Apollo astronauts to the moon. In 2009, he received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics distinguished public service medal for stimulatJanuary 2014 47
Brian Del Signore, principal percussion | associate principal timpani Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Education: BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University; Masters in Music, Temple University Joined the Houston Symphony: I joined the Houston Symphony on December 31, 1986, for the New Year’s Eve concert. I can’t wait for these concerts: I love new music, and composer John Adams is bringing his City Noir. That will be very exciting.
Finding the perfect instrument: There is a store in Philadelphia called Steve Weiss Music. It is the best place in the world to buy percussion. I’ve been finding my instruments there since I lived in Philadelphia in the early 1980s. Away from the hall: When I’m not at Jones Hall, I am usually with my family in one way or another. My wife, Leah, and I have three teenagers ages 15, 17 and 19. Quite a few people here at the Houston Symphony remember us with little children . . . but time flies.
Beginnings: I began piano lessons at age 6 and drums at 11. Earliest musical memory: One day I was sitting at our family piano, and the beginner’s book was turned to a piece titled “Bicycle Bill.” I said to my mother that I wanted to learn that piece. She came over to the piano, sat down and turned back to the first page of the book to give me my first piano lesson. I said, “I don’t want to play that, I want to play ‘Bicycle Bill.’” She said simply, “You’ll get there.” All in the family: My mother played the piano. My grandfather Del Signore, who came over from Italy in 1904, played the violin. I never knew him because he died in 1933. We still have his violin. Career inspiration: Music says things that no words can express. Best thing about being a musician: Creating music—writing or performing—is the best thing in the world to me. If I wasn’t a musician: I’d be a lost person. Favorite music to perform: I cannot choose a favorite piece of music. There are many. Composers who inspire me: I am very impressed with young composers. There is so much great music being written now, especially since we have unshackled ourselves with Modernism. The PostModern era allows absolute freedom to mix creative techniques and musical languages. Fantastic ideas for new music still abound. Current listening: City Noir Keeping the music-making fresh: As a percussionist, I have the ability to change the instrument I’m playing. Going from instrument to instrument during a practice session keeps me refreshed. 48
Counterclockwise from right: Brian, Leah, Damien, Dominique, Dione
Published on Jan 21, 2014
Published on Jan 21, 2014
The Houston Symphony presents The Contemporary Songbook with Tony DeSare, The Planets & The Earth - An HD Odyssey, Adams Conducts Adams and...