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Short answer: Whenever you feel like it. Long answer: A tradition has emerged in classical performance not to clap between movements (subsections of larger pieces; you can see them listed on the program page). There are a number of justifications for this, both good and bad, but it’s a relatively recent practice and it’s not set in stone. (In Brahms’s day, dead silence between movements was taken, and intended, as an insult.) We’re not in the business of stifling genuine displays of emotion; in fact, we’re trying to do the opposite: inspire them. If you’re moved to laugh, then laugh. If you’re moved to cry, cry. And if you’re moved to applaud, by all means applaud. No performer ever said, “What a terrible audience – they clapped too much.”

Audience Protocol

Generally speaking, the “rules” of attending a classical performance are the same as a movie theater. Don’t be afraid to react sincerely to what you hear. Just remember that the people around you are trying to listen too. So, out of respect to your audience-mates and performers, please refrain from whispering during the music and put your phone away. For the same reason (along with intellectual property issues), photos and audio/video recordings during the performance are prohibited. Please, no children under six (except at our annual Halloween Family Concert), and we ask that you respect instructions from our ushers, who may have you wait for a break in the music to be seated or reseated. The instant the music is over, we hope you’ll shout from the rooftops – phone use encouraged! – about all the wonderful things you heard. We just ask that you save it until it won’t be a distraction for the people around you.

Ticket Return Policy

Once purchased, tickets may not be returned for reimbursement. However, if you find you are unable to use your tickets for any concert, you may return them for a possible taxdeductible donation to The Symphony. Simply return your unused tickets to the Box Office at least 24-hours prior to the concert. You will receive a thank you letter acknowledging the return as a contribution to The Symphony in the amount of the face value of the ticket(s). The Symphony very much appreciates your extra effort in making unused tickets available for other patrons.

Tickets for the Remainder of the Season

Single concert tickets may be purchased directly through the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office at (208) 282-3595 or reserved online at www.isu.edu/tickets.

With the above in mind, please sit back, relax, and enjoy the music!

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Young Artist 7 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018



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Artistic Director/Conductor Maestra Baton Sponsor: John and Kate Fornarotto, Gina Call Dr. Julie Sorensen comes to ISU from Lubbock, Texas, where she earned her Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a specialty in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Tech University. While in Lubbock, Sorensen served as the assistant conductor for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra where she conducted for family, children’s, and holiday concerts. She has also served as the assistant director for symphonies at Texas Tech University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sorensen holds a B.A. in Music and Flute Performance from the University of Wyoming and an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the fall of 2011, Sorensen joined the music faculty at Idaho State University as an Assistant Lecturer in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation and History. In the fall of 2015, Sorensen became the applied instructor of flute at ISU, where she teaches a strong studio of flutists and is the artistic director of the ISU flute choir. Sorensen is also an adjudicator for both flute and orchestra in and around southeast Idaho. She actively participates in the ISU marching band camps as well as the Summer Institute for Piano and Strings. As a chamber and orchestral musician, Sorensen performs with the City Creek Winds faculty wind quintet and served as the principal flute for the Idaho State-Civic Symphony. While at ISU, Sorensen has also been the conductor for the ISU productions of Into the Woods and Double Blind Sided. In 2012 she organized and directed the first full student chamber symphony orchestra at ISU. In 2016, Sorensen was appointed as the artistic director and conductor for the Idaho StateCivic Symphony Youth Orchestra, a position which she still holds. For the 2017-18 season, she served as the interim conductor for the Idaho State-Civic Symphony. After a nationwide search, she was selected as the permanent artistic director and conductor of the Idaho StateCivic Symphony beginning with the 2018-19 season.

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2018-19 President, ISCS Board of Directors Welcome to our 2018-2019 season and to our Symphony family. On behalf of the Idaho StateCivic Symphony Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you! We are so fortunate to call the Stephens Performing Arts Center our home. And we are excited to be able to enjoy beautiful music, and to be able to have our own Maestra, Dr. Julie Sorensen, lead us into a wonderful season with great passion. This season showcases not only players and soloists, but includes many other art forms, like regional visual artists who will be presenting their work before every concert in the foyer. We are truly blessed with so much talent here in Idaho. The symphony plays a huge role in our community by adding to the culture of our area. This will be a wonderful season. Thank you for your continued support. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Welcome home! Gina Call

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Reiko Tachibana, Junior Division Winner

Reiko Tachibana, a sixteen year old junior, currently attends Timberline High School in Boise. Since she was eight years old, she has been passionate about music and has participated in various musical activities. In her freshman year, she lived in California, and went to Orange County School of the Arts. She was also the Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. Last year, Reiko won the Meridian Symphony Young Artists Competition, the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Idaho All-State Solo Competition for violin. Reiko’s quartet won first place in the Boise Chamber Music Young Artists String Quartet Competition and second place in the Gresham Arts Festival and Idaho All-State String Quartet Competition. Miss Tachibana was also the Assistant Concertmaster of the Idaho All-State Orchestra. Since the 2017-18 season, she has been the concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Brandon VanOrden, Senior Division Winner Brandon VanOrden is currently a Senior at Idaho State University, where he is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance. An Idaho native, Brandon spent his early years in Boise, then moved to Pocatello upon entering middle school, where he joined the band and started playing the clarinet on a whim. Brandon decided he enjoyed the clarinet enough to continue through the music program at Century High School. Ultimately, he decided to audition as a music major at ISU because he wanted to continue the personal improvement that he had started as a high school junior in Marching Band. Since starting college, Brandon has been completely consumed by his musical studies, and they now drive his everyday life; no day passes without serious practice, with his daily goal being to better himself as an overall musician. He has been regularly involved in nearly every instrumental ensemble offered at ISU, including the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, and other mixed woodwind chamber ensembles. Most recently, Brandon was featured as one of the ISU Symphonic Band Concerto Competition winners, and was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious summer clarinet-intensive program, Lift, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He looks forward to performing his Senior recital in December 2018; this will be his third solo recital at ISU. After graduating from ISU in May 2019, Brandon plans on pursuing a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance, and aspires to be a professional musician. He enjoys reading, appreciating art, and playing video games made by smaller Indie developers that show excellence in art and sound design. Aside from orange and black, his favorite color is purple. Brandon currently studies with Dr. Shandra Helman at Idaho State University. He has participated in additional master classes and lessons with Casey Emerson, Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Dr. Kim ColeLuevano, and Dr. Jana Starling.

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Featured Visual Artists

Area high school students are our featured visual artists for tonight’s concert. Select pieces have been chosen and are on display in the foyer. Please take a moment to enjoy the many talents our local youth has to offer.

Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett was born in West Valley, UT, and now lives in Pocatello, ID. Daniel is currently enrolled as a senior at Pocatello High School. Some of his hobbies include long-boarding, drawing, and sculpting/ceramics. Some of Daniel’s future goals include continuing to explore different artistic mediums and improving his artistic development, while putting his own little twist/ meanings into his art. What does art mean to him? It is a means for him to express himself and his ideas, and for others to enjoy and learn from.

Sierra Fry

Sierra Fry is an aspiring artist from Pocatello High School. Born in Kansas, Sierra has always had an interest in art and greatly looks up to other artists in her family. She specializes mostly in portraits and pieces with surrealist undertones. She admires the Art Nouveau movement and artists such as Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. She spends most of her time writing and drawing. She plans to attend Idaho State University in the fall and pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Jordyn Lords

Jordyn Lords was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. She is the daughter of Stephenie and Jason Lords. She attended Indian Hills Elementary and Irving Middle School, and currently attends Pocatello High School. Jordyn took her first art class in her freshman year and has since taken an abundance of painting, drawing, and ceramics classes. Painting semi-realism in oils is her favorite style and medium. This painting is a pop art style inspired heavily by Andy Warhol--primarily by the piece entitled Campbell’s Soup Cans that depicts four Campbell’s tomato soup cans painted in four different color schemes. Jordyn wanted to replicate that idea by painting an item that people interact with every day

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but don’t think about too often, so she chose money, specifically a $50 bill. She has a distinct memory of getting a $50 bill after doing some very light remodeling work for her dad’s friend when she was about ten-years-old. This was such an enormous amount of money then, but now Jordyn works as a waitress and gets her tips in cash at the end of every shift and if she just walks home with a $50 bill then she feels as though it wasn’t a good day. The value of the bill hasn’t changed, but her perception of it has and she just wanted to put that on paper.

Audrey Pirro

Audrey Pirro is an AP Art student and a junior at Highland High School. She is the daughter of Lou Pirro, who was also an artist. She is currently trying to balance out time between school, being with her family, and working on her countless art projects. One of these projects is a fan comic to a video game she likes.

Arlie Reed

Other than living in Seattle for a little more than a year, Arlie Arrow Reed has lived in Pocatello his whole life. He is currently attending his final year at Pocatello High School. His mother, Erin Croft, and his father, Jason Reed, are the two most influential and important people in his life, and he loves both of them very much. One reason they are so amazing to him is their belief in who he is, and who he is going to be. They are fully-supportive of his interests and his creativity. The one interest he holds most dear is his love of art. He has been drawing since he was three, and has no intentions of stopping. Art is one of the main things he has totally invested in, and puts his abilities to good use. He loves placing the pencil, pen, and marker down on a piece of paper and letting his imagination do the rest. To Arlie, art is the most wonderful and therapeutic way to express one’s true mental capacity and creativity. He intends to make something of his talent by applying it to a future career where he is satisfied working, but most importantly, where he looks forward to each day with undiminished positivity.

Caleb Sidwell

Caleb Sidwell is an AP Art student and a senior at Highland High School. Caleb is an artist that works with many different mediums, including ceramics and sculpture.

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LEGACY GIVING Give the Gift of a Lifetime! Make a Legacy Gift and invest in the Idaho State-Civic Symphony for future generations to come! It is as simple as including us in your will. Call 208-234-1587 or drop us a note at symphony@isu.edu!

The Idaho State Civic Symphony 2018-19 Season is excited to launch our Symphony Serves initiative serving our community by bringing music outside the concert hall.

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HELP OUR YOUTH ORCHESTRA TAKE THE STAGE AT DISNEYLAND Our esteemed Youth Orchestra members have been selected to perform on the stages of Disneyland in Anaheim, California during Spring Break 2018. These 55 fine musicians will travel via coach and spend three days with one another creating special bonds and memories as a member of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony Youth Orchestra. They’ll perform on stage, as well as take part in a professionally led recording session/workshop with the Disney staff – followed by a bit of fun in Disneyland. The kids are working hard to help raise the money necessary to go, and we are grateful for some of our sponsors who are helping to offset the cost of the trip, but are still in need of more.

Won’t you help take our Idaho Youth Orchestra on this epic adventure? Youth Orchestra musicians will be taking donations during intermission and following the concert. Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you!


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President Gina Call

President-Elect Ron Bolinger Treasurer Stephanie Albano Secretary Carol Burnett Artistic Director & Conductor Julie Sorensen* Youth Orchestra Director Julie Sorensen* Executive Director Heather Clarke* Administrative Assistant Stephanie Moore*

John Abreu John Alexander Diane Bilyeu Michelle Clinger Dan Davis Kate Fornarotto Alan Frantz Linda Groom Shelley Hardin Karen Hartman Thom Hasenpflug* Cynthia Hill Phil Joslin George W. Katsilometes Paul Link Arlo Luke

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Dr. Gregory and Andrea Ford Chair Hyeri Choi, Concertmaster Anna Alexander* Rumeng Liao Erika Murphy Marissa Orgill Mary Green*** Madeline Rogers Gail Higgins*** Kathleen Campbell Jessica Perry* Amy Bachman

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Jared and Michelle Clinger Chair Amy Boese, Principal Violin II Madison Folkman BreAnna Ward Karen Wadsworth Ardith Moran**** Denette Wolfe* Maggie Price Lyman Asay* Sue Holbrook Dorithy Frandsen Brittney Oswald*


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Rayna Valentine and Harold Wilkes Chair Eleanor Christman Cox, Interim Principal Brian Attebery,*** Asst Principal Kern Bechtel Patty Bolinger* Heather Clarke * Taylor Kneip Jerrel Martin Matt Van Leuven


Anonymous Chair Donald Colby,* Principal James Breker Katey Gutman Mark Holbrook


Jay and Kristine Kunze Chair Megan Tholen, Principal Linda Rankin*


Christopher Daniels Chair Susan Hughes,**** Principal Hailey Dawson


Peter and Linda Groom Chair Shandra Helman,* Principal Brandon VanOrden Chris Rhoades


Diane Bilyeu Chair George Adams, Principal Jan Eddington **


Chris and Rod Jenneiahn Chair Michael Helman,* Principal Aaron Hayes


Centennial Rotary Club Chair Thomas Banyas,*** Principal Shawn McLain


Roger and Nancy Wheeler Chair Sarah Houghton, Principal


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The Program Violin Concerto, Op. 14 Samuel Barber (1939) 10 min (1910-1981) 1. Allegro Young Artist Winner – Junior Division Reiko Tachibana, violin Introduction, Theme and Variations Gioachino Rossini for Clarinet and Orchestra (1819) 13 min (1792-1868) Young Artist Winner – Senior Division Brandon VanOrden, clarinet Awards Presented by Rick Phillips, Manager Public Affairs, Simplot AgriBusiness Group Intermission (15 minutes) Symphony No. 7 (1812) 40 min

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PROGRAM NOTES Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I. Allegro, Op. 14 Samuel Barber Born March 9, 1910, in West Chester, Pennsylvania Died January 23, 1981, in New York

The work was premiered on February 7, 1941, by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini with Albert Spalding as soloist. It is scored for solo violin, piccolo, pairs of woodwinds, horns, and trumpets, with timpani, percussion, piano, and strings. The 1920s and 1930s were a period of transition for Samuel Barber. He spent the school year as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and summers in Italy and Switzerland with his friend and fellow composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Summers there allowed Barber to escape the tensions of his studies and a city that he felt was musically confining. He spent a large portion of his time swimming, bicycling, shopping, playing tennis, and composing, which came much more readily to him when combined with leisure activities. Barber’s career was well underway, due largely to Artur Rodzinski’s performance of his Symphony No.1 at the 1937 Salzburg Festival and Arturo Toscanini’s premieres of the First Essay for Orchestra and the Adagio for Strings the following year. That such fame would grace a native Philadelphian who attended a Philadelphia conservatory certainly resonated among the elite of the city. One onlooker was Samuel Fels, the wealthy manufacturer of Fels Naphtha Soap, who came to Barber with a commission. Fels’ adopted son, the Russianborn violin prodigy Iso Briselli, was respected in the music world, having performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra on several occasions, and wanted an original work written for his exclusive use. Barber completed the first two movements in Switzerland in 1939 and sent them to Briselli. Traditional accounts relate Briselli’s dissatisfaction with the work, especially with its difficulty. However, the violinist’s survivors drafted a news release in



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2004 denying these accounts and clarifying that Briselli’s frustration with the concerto rested in the seemingly mismatched finale, which is in a different style than the rest of the work. Regardless of the reason, Briselli did not play the work at its premiere – an honor that fell instead to Albert Spalding. With the impending war in Europe, Barber’s Violin Concerto is best understood when viewed against this backdrop. Opening with the solo violin, the almost pastoral quality of the first movement (Allegro) imparts a sentimental and haunting feeling to the work. Could this represent Europe before the war? A second theme, with a more jagged rhythm, is introduced by the clarinets. Occasional dark clouds cast fleeting shadows over the rhapsodic reverie.

Introduction, Theme and Variations Gioacchino Rossini

Born February 29, 1792, in Pesaro, Italy Died November 13, 1868, in Paris, France The work was likely premiered at the Liceo Musicale in Bologna, Italy, conducted by the composer. It is scored solo clarinet, flute, two oboes, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, and strings. Gioacchino Rossini’s reputation as a composer rests largely on the thirty-nine operas he composed in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. However, today’s audiences know him because of the colorful overtures he wrote to begin his stage works. No other composer approached his fame in his day and then, at the ripe old age of 37, he retired to Italy to study culinary arts. Rossini had a good reason for retirement. Musical styles were changing with the new developments of Liszt, Wagner, and what would soon become known as the “New German School.” He chose to leave the profession at the top of his powers. Despite his retirement, Rossini still composed occasional pieces, songs, and instrumental works, some of which were published under the amusing title “The Sins of My Old Age,” but never again did he compose for the opera. Although most people do not associate Rossini with works for the orchestra that are not associated with operas, he composed several such pieces when he



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was in his teens. Among these are a set of six string quartets written when he was 12 that substitutes double bass for cello. He came to opera composition by serving as an accompanist before age 16. The Introduction, Theme and Variations was written in about 1810, when the composer was only 18, during his final year at the Bologna Liceo Musicale where he studied with the legendary teacher Padre Martini. It was likely premiered at the school with the composer conducting the school orchestra and a student clarinetist—likely a contest winner. Rossini’s orchestra is about the size of those used in the pits of opera houses in the first decade of the nineteenth century. In fact the work is akin to coloratura soprano arias of the day with its andante introduction and allegretto theme, which is much like the cavatina-cabaletta showstoppers heard on the operatic stage. The variations that follow are similar to those heard throughout the nineteenth century in the bel canto operas of Bellini and Donizetti, and even later in the French grand operas of Thomas. The work begins with three flourishes to announce the expected seriousness of the introduction. However, the main theme is a beautiful and flowing melody with many ornaments in the clarinet’s high range. The second theme is more chromatic, but no less sweet. Rossini’s introduction ends with ornate ornamentation. The allegretto introduces the charming theme in ABA form. A brief orchestral interlude introduces the first variation, consisting entirely of triplets. After another interlude, the second variation is a fiery series of furious sixteenth notes. Arpeggios covering nearly the entire range of the clarinet make up the third variation, but the final interlude leads to a largo variation in a minor key. Lyrical and filled with ornamental filigree, this section is a treacherous test of maintaining phrasing while navigating increasingly difficult passages. The interlude shifts to a major key and the soloist is given a barnburner of a solo at a rapid speed with difficult fingerings and challenging articulation. A coda follows with a cadenza that gives an opportunity to display dazzling abilities. And, yes, that high note at the end is a B-flat at the top of the instrument’s range.

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Ludwig van Beethoven

Born December 16, 1770, in Bonn, Germany Died March 26, 1827, in Vienna, Austria This work was first performed on December 8, 1813, in the Hall of the University of Vienna. It is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. The nine symphonies of Beethoven are for many the cornerstone of the Western symphonic tradition. Written three full years after the Pastoral Symphony, the Symphony No. 7, composed in 1811-12, is one of the last major works of the Heroic Period. Its premiere took place on December 8, 1813, at a benefit concert for Austrian and Bavarian soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau while fighting against Napoleon. The orchestra included many musical luminaries, including Louis Spohr, Domenico Dragonetti, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Ignaz Moscheles, and Antonio Salieri. The other major figure on the program was the inventor Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, who was the inventor of the first reliable metronome, but also devised many musical devices. Maelzel’s mechanical trumpeter, although just a curiosity for musicians, wowed the audience by playing works by Dussek and Pleyel. Interestingly, the Symphony No. 7 received a less enthusiastic ovation at its premiere than did another work on the program – Beethoven’s Battle Symphony Wellington’s Victory, a work revived only occasionally today as a historical curiosity. The Seventh Symphony is now universally regarded as one of Beethoven’s most significant works. Spohr wrote about the event: Beethoven had accustomed himself to indicate expression to the orchestra by all manner of singular body movements. So often as a sforzando occurred, he tore asunder his arms, which he had previously crossed upon his breast, with great vehemence. At piano, he crouched down lower and lower as he desired the degree of softness. If a crescendo then entered he gradually rose again and at the entrance

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of the forte he jumped in the air. Sometimes, too he unconsciously shouted to strengthen the forte. It was obvious that the poor man could no longer hear the piano passages of his music. Despite Beethoven’s uncertain and sometimes ludicrous conducting, the execution of the symphony was quite masterly. This symphony is in the usual four movements. Beginning with a slow introduction, the opening is quite extensive and features a famous oboe solo and an extended transition to the quicker main section of the movement. Beethoven, showing one of his trademark gestures, begins the transition to the fast section 10 measures before it actually occurs. When it finally arrives, the lively theme is presented by the flute and oboe. The slow dirge-like beginning of the second movement, set in variation form, begins with one of Beethoven’s most skillful gestures. The listener struggles to find the melody, but it is elusive. The repeated monotone acts as a kind of anti-melody. The result is one of the most electrifying moments in Beethoven’s output. The scherzo, marked “presto,” is an example of the composer’s fondness for unsophisticated humor with its lumbering opening theme contrasting with the response in the high woodwinds. There are abrupt shifts in the harmony that add an almost boorish effect. An elegant trio interrupts the festivities, only to be overpowered by a return of the main theme of the scherzo. The finale uses a traditional sonata form with a coda, but is progressive in its shifting of emphasis to the second beat of the measure to end the symphony with an overwhelming burst of energy.

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU The Idaho State-Civic Symphony receives financial support from three sources: ticket sales, grants, and individual/business contributions. We are proud to list those who have already pledged or contributed to the 2017–2018 concert season. If you have not yet made your contribution, we encourage you to do so and add your name to subsequent concert programs. Thank you for your continued support. Please visit www.thesymphony.us to make your tax-deductible contribution today. Contributions may also be mailed to: Idaho State-Civic Symphony, P.O. Box 8099, Pocatello, ID 83209. Contributions of at least $125/individual or $250/couple receive invitations to all post-concert receptions. Please alert The Symphony Office at (208) 234-1587 of any errors or omissions.

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Fiddle Competition Sponsor

J.R. Simplot Company

Classical Concert Co-Sponsor and Young Artist Competition Sponsor

Joseph C. Jensen

Children’s Concert Transportation

US Bancorp Foundation Youth Orchestra Sponsor

F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation Fine Arts Display Sponsor

Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Link Up Sponsor

Grand Benefactor ($1,000–$2,499) Allstate

Classical Concert Co-sponsor

Classical Concert Co-Sponsor Classical Concert Co-Sponsor

Idaho Central Credit Union Family Concert Sponsor

Principal Tuba Sponsor Principal Timpani Sponsor

Rotary Club of Pocatello

Key Bank of Idaho

Principal Percussion Sponsor

Teton Auto Group

Principal Piano Sponsor

Classical Concert Co-Sponsor Classical Concert Co-Sponsor

Jackie and Arlo Luke

Classical Concert Co-Sponsor

Musicians West

Loren and Joyce Weaver Principal Harp Sponsor


ATS – High Speed Internet

Classical Concert Co-Sponsor

Principal Viola Sponsor

John and Kate Fornarotto and Gina Call

Colonial Funeral Home

Dr. Gregory and Andrea Ford

Rayna Valentine and Harold Wilkes

Maestro Baton Sponsor Concertmaster Sponsor

Principal 2nd Violin Sponsor

Jay and Kristine Kunze

Principal Cello Sponsor

Peter and Linda Groom

Principal Bass Sponsor

Principal Flute Sponsor

Principal Clarinet Sponsor

Diane Bilyeu

Principal Bassoon Sponsor

Christopher Daniels

Principal Oboe Sponsor


TEC Distributing Wine Sponsor

Bohrer Family Foundation Phillip and Edythe Joslin

Julie Sorensen, Artistic Director & Conductor Benefactor ($500–$999) Brian and Jennifer Attebery Fred Belzer and Terry Kaufmann

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Judy Grahl

Cammie M. Luperine

Creighton and Shelley Hardin

Ken and Eleanor Medley

Karen Hartman and Zac Gershberg

Erika Murphy Mel and Barbara Nicholls

George and Merel Imel

Muriel Roberts

William and Doris Brydon

Kimball and Karen Knowlton

Howard and Carol Burnett

Steve and Brenda Knudson

Mark Romero and Elizabeth Cartwright

Gina Call

Jim and Sharon Manning

Gary and Karlene Dance

Ronald and Joan McCune

Warren and Sally Davis

Peter McDermott

John and Kate Fornarotto

Loren and Kathleen Mercer

Linda Groom

Patti Mortensen

George and Betty Katsilometes

Bryan and Lorie Murray

Mike and Pat McCarthy

Craig and Marjorie Nickisch

Mark and Eva Nye

Park and Sharon Price

Elizabeth O’Donnell

Priscilla R. Reis

David and Jennifer Parry

Mark Roberts

Bill and Anne Schroeder

Janet Schubert

Gail and Nannette Siemen

John and Judith Stewart

Jon Treasure

David D. Treasure

Alan and Sherry Van Orden

Scott and Janet Turner

Sandra Kenney

Gayl and Phyllis Wiegand

Robin Kent

Bob and Lyla Wolfenbarger

Ruth Mussler

Sustaining Member ($250–$499)

Elaine and Richard Smith Kathy Stevens Deborah Thiemann Mary Vagner Valorie Watkins Stephen Weeg and Nancy Greco

Patron ($25–$99) Rayna Chatfield Elizabeth Dyer Michaela Ferrin Sarah Jelley

Roselyn Pratt

John and Kathy Albano

Sponsor ($100–$249)

Barbara Bain

Beverly Andersen

KPVI Channel 6

Ken and Margaret Barr

Thomas and Virginia Baxter

East Idaho Radio

Mark Hiedeman and Cynthia Billmeyer

Roger and Donna Boe

Idaho State Journal

Marti Burnquist


Peter and Ronda Black

Allan and Stephanie Christelow

Douglas and Janet Boehm

Willis D. and Stephanie Evans

ISU Marketing and Communications

Ron and Patty Bolinger

Gary Ford

Dillon and Audrey Cole

Sallee Gasser

Paul and Joan DeLong

Rita Haggardt

Leland and Sonja Durney

Gail Higgins

Eric and Lynnette Evans

Geoff Hogander

Alan and Bonnie Frantz

Joe and Rebecca Hyde

Felicia Funk

Jim and Judy Liday

John and Sharon Abreu

Media Sponsors

Public Access, Channel 12 Public Relations by Laura Soldati of The [L] Agency, LLC Staci Wheatley, Graphic Images Scott Elliot, Color Box *In-Kind

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Idaho State-Civic Symphony


Pamela Ann Maguire June 6, 1953 - October 2, 2018

Pamela Ann Maguire, a cornerstone of the Pocatello community, born on June 6, 1953 at the old St. Anthony Hospital in Pocatello, passed away on October 2, 2018 from pancreatic cancer. A lifelong Idahoan, she graduated from Pocatello High School in 1971 and continued her studies at the University of Idaho and Idaho State University, graduating in 1976. With her degree, spirit and a lot of enthusiasm, she taught at Blackfoot High School for several years. During her tenure at Blackfoot, she coached and mentored almost 100 girls on the drill team, choreographing and directing first rate performances. In 1978 Pam switched careers and became a realtor, beginning her lifelong profession. Initially, she worked at Idaho Realty. Real estate allowed Pam to build long term relationships with friends and clients, turning houses into homes. Wanting to be more than just an agent, she and four partners started “The Brokerage� real estate company in 1988. In 1994, she moved to REMAX and became one of the owner-brokers where she continued to advise on real estate matters and sell real estate for over 23 years. Pam worked as a community builder in many areas but one of her most passionate commitments was connecting every neighborhood in Pocatello to the Greenway Trail System. She sweet talked, cajoled, begged and hustled contributions and support for the Portneuf Greenway for more than 20 years. She was also an avid biker on both roads and trails. In 1984 she bought one of the first mountain bikes sold in Pocatello. Pam was an excellent cook sponsoring harvest dinners and wild game feeds that everyone loved. Christmas Day dinner was a festival of food. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Hugh Maguire, and their two children Erin Kathleen Powell and Christan Robert Maguire. She was a loving grandmother who spoiled her three wonderful grandchildren Mitchell, Gabriel and JoyAnne. Pam is also survived by her mother Kathleen Brennan, her brothers Jack Brennan and James Brennan, and dear sister Becky Vannatter. Pam was a generous supporter of the Symphony and served as a Board member of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony for several years. Her love of this community and the arts will be missed by all.

Proud to the be a Proud to be Season Sponsor 2017-18 Season Sponsor

Thank You to all our 2018-19 Sponsors SEASON SPONSORS


Arlo & Jackie Luke


GRANTS F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation

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