YOUR NHSO MISSION STATEMENT Our Mission is to increase the impact and value of orchestral music for our audiences through high-quality, affordable performances and educational programming. Our musicians aspire to inspire, delight, challenge, and unite larger and more diverse communities.
The enduring Vision of the NHSO is to celebrate our classical heritage, enriched with new American compositions, through expanded opportunities for orchestral performance and music education.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Burton Alter, President Tracey Scheer, Vice President Robert Santy, Treasurer Mario J. Zangari, Secretary James Alfieri Lourdes Maria Alvarez Gordon Ambach Linda Astmann Constance Bagley Myrna Baskin Robert Blocker Richard Cella Mathew Chow Robert Eck Alden Ferro Evelyn Gard Christopher H. Getman Paul Hermes John P. Kelly Richard LoPresti Logan Ludwig James T. Morley, Jr. Gloria Schaffer David E. Schancupp Stephen Squinto Charles Warner
STAFF William Boughton, Music Director Elaine C. Carroll, Executive Director Laura Adam, Education Director Nikki Besitko, Development Director Helga Bowen, Finance Manager Lindsey Christiani, Marketing Manager Doug Harry, Operations Manager Aric Isaacs, General Manager James Roberts, Database Assistant Daniel Siepmann, Development Assoc. Marvin Warshaw, Personnel Manager
ABOUT THE NHSO
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra first rehearsed in 1894 and gave its inaugural concert in January 1895, making it the fourth-oldest, continually operating symphony orchestra in America. Since its inception, the NHSO has performed regularly around southern Connecticut and its familiar home at Yale’s historic Woolsey Hall. The NHSO has also toured beyond the state including performances at Carnegie Hall, given countless radio broadcasts, and made the world-premiere recording of the complete five-movement version of Mahler’s first symphony. In addition to presenting traditional orchestral repertoire, the NHSO has a long history of performing pops concerts throughout the state. Conducted by its 10th Music Director, William Boughton, the Symphony consists of 70 professional musicians, most of who live and work in the Greater New Haven area. The NHSO has garnered much critical acclaim in recent years as its recordings of William Walton’s music won a “Critic’s Choice” award from Gramophone Magazine, its programming earned an ASCAP grant recognizing “Adventuresome Programming,” and its community impact secured highly-competitive national grants. Every great American city hosts an orchestra that bears its name and the NHSO has proudly fulfilled this role for 120 years. We serve children as they actively develop their sense of American cultural identity, families as they share their values with a new generation, and adults as they embrace the opportunity to be active members in a cultural community. We are privileged to provide rare and uplifting artistic opportunities to all citizens of Greater New Haven and beyond, through the talents of professional musicians, internationally-distinguished guest artists, and composers of the highest caliber. The NHSO serves two large constituencies through our primary concert series and our education programs. Our concerts and broadcasts benefit approximately 80,000 adults across Connecticut, while our robust educational programming engages 34,000 students. The NHSO’s geographic reach touches 42 towns throughout the State of Connecticut, from Norwalk in the southwest to Pomfret in the northeast, and from Norfolk in the northwest to Stonington in the southeast, serving 114,000 individuals cumulatively.
YEAR-IN-REVIEW Your New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 concert season was both innovative and challenging. We successfully advanced the Symphony’s institutional vision to perform and support American music and composers. First, the NHSO presented the world premiere of David Stock’s virtuosic double concerto Taking Sides for two violins, performed by the acclaimed sisters Ani and Ida Kavafian. The subsequent concert featured Christopher Theofanidis’s This dream, strange and moving alongside Edward MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2 played by brilliant young pianist Michael Brown. Our always-memorable “School Night at the Symphony” brought two new partnerships together to perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana: the Western Connecticut State University Choir and the Fairfield County Chorale, with soloists Amanda Hall, Joshua Kohl, and Michael Mayes.
both organizations. The 2012-2013 season featured a performance and recording of both the Viola Concerto with soloist Roberto Diaz and the film music piece Spitfire Prelude & Fugue. These works will be coupled on a forthcoming album with the Symphony No. 2 and Crown Imperial March, to be performed in November 2013 and released in Spring 2014. Many conductors acknowledge the monumental challenge that Schumann symphonies pose for modern orchestras, from the balancing of inner dynamics to issues of style, articulation, and rhythmic flow. The NHSO performed the Symphony No. 3, Rhenish, superbly in both New Haven and Guilford as part of a program that included Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the masterful Yale Dean of Music Robert Blocker as soloist. The season concluded on an uplifting, spiritual note with two rare performances of Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in New Haven and Hartford. The 2012-2013 season proved a most varied and rewarding experience for all, bringing many newcomers and curious listeners to the Symphony family while welcoming back those committed concert-goers who have been joining us for generations.
The Symphony eagerly re-engaged with the NHSO/Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library collaboration known as the “William Walton Project” after a two-year hiatus. This groundbreaking endeavor explores the creative life of English composer William Walton through concerts, lectures, and recordings, accomplished through the unique assets of
William Boughton, Music Director
It is awe-inspiring to reflect on the generations of music lovers introduced to the arts by your New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Music education has always been central to our mission and in 20122013 alone, we reached 34,000 children through the presentation of nearly 200 education events. Clarinetist Artie Shaw recently reminisced about coming to Woolsey Hall for his first orchestra concert and leaving with the knowledge that he wanted to become a musician. He is far from alone. Tens of thousands of people know and love orchestral music directly through the NHSO’s commitment to education. In the coming 2013-2014 season, we encourage you introduce a child to the magic of music through the NHSO’s “KidTix” program, providing free access to any NHSO event for listeners age 18 or under. We hope they will discover that, like Artie Shaw, they want music to be a part of their lives forever.
The Board of your New Haven Symphony Orchestra was ambitious and engaged throughout the 2012-2013 season, constructing a five-year strategic framework that will guide the Symphony towards further stabilizing measures and capacity-building landmarks. The Education Committee of the Board was particularly immersed and featured a group drawn from our musicians, public school officials, Yale School of Music faculty, and the community. Working hand-in-hand with the NHSO staff, the committee shaped programs with remarkable breadth and depth, offered to area children through concerts, teaching, and musical literacy programs. The full Board’s dedication to sound governance was ably realized, strengthening the NHSO balance sheet and financial position by significantly increasing the working capital reserve fund. I sincerely hope you enjoy the stories told in this 2012-2013 Annual Report and I look forward to welcoming you back to Woolsey Hall in our 120th season.
Elaine Carroll, Executive Director
Burton Alter, Board President
THE NHSO 2012-2013 ORCHESTRA ROSTER VIOLIN
Ani Kavafian, Concertmaster Rebecca Patterson, Principal, Rich Clymer, Principal Artemis Simerson, The Martha & Herman Ken Tedeschi, Assistant Principal Assistant Concertmaster Copen Chair Stephan Tieszen, Tom Hudson, Assistant Principal Principal Second Violin Christine Coyle TROMBONE Millie Piekos Danielle Guideri Scott Cranston, Principal Assistant Principal Second Violin, Michael Haas Terrence Fay, Assistant Principal The Howard & Judith Henry Chair Tobin Low Daniel Innaimo, Bass Trombone DĂŠnise Chividian Mariusz Skula The Frank & Anabel Brieff Chair Soohyun Choi Patricia Smith Elisabeth Ewe Laura Ha Section cello chair: TIMPANI Benjamin Hoffman The Howard & Judith Henry Chair Valerie Smalley, Principal Akiko Hosoi The Glenn Doolittle Sherwin & Stephanie Hug BASS John William Sherwin Chair Ji Eun Kim Isaac Trapkus, Principal, Barbora Kolarova The Sidney Rhein Chair Adrienne Lewis Brad Aikman, Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Yuan Ma Jim Andrews David Smith, Principal Judith McDermott-Eggert Christopher Johnson Kayla Moffett Mark Michaud Kiwon Nahm Jeffrey Tomkins Yuko Naito David Southorn FLUTE Janet Wu York Chelsea Knox, Principal Sarah Zun Endowed chairs create Marjorie Shansky, Assistant Principal,
Endowed section violin chairs: The Sheila Getman-Sherwin and John Sherwin III Chair, The Frank D. Winder Chair, The Jeanet S. Curtis Chair, The Beekman C. Cannon Chair
The Hilary G. Pearson & Erik Pearson Chair
Olav van Hezewijk, Principal, The Auxiliary of the NHSO Chair Marta Boratgis, Assistant Principal
Marvin Warshaw, Principal, CLARINET The Jane & William Curran David Shifrin, Principal (on leave) Symphony Library Chair Anton Rist, Acting Principal Ellen Higham, Assistant Principal, Reesa Gringorten, Assistant Principal The Christopher & Evelyn Getman Chair BASSOON Renate Falkner Cynde Iverson, Principal Gretchen Frazier Sue Zoellner-Cross, Assistant Christopher Jenkins Principal, The Lewis P. Curtis Chair Yaroslav Kargin Jane Mitchell HORN Jill Pellett Levine Eva Conti, Principal, Carol Warshaw The William Doolittle Barbara Wiggin Getman Chair Sara Cyrus, Assistant Principal Section viola chair: Kyle Hoyt The Julia Bryant Getman & David Smalley Charles Cunningham Chair
a perpetual legacy for donors and underwrite the future stability of your Symphony. The NHSO salutes the namesakes of endowed chairs. For information on endowing a chair, please contact NHSO Executive Director Elaine C. Carroll 203.865.0831 x12
CLASSICS SERIES DRAMATIC DUOS Your New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Classics Series, now entering its 120th season, consists of seven magnificent concert programs. The centerpiece of our musical programming, the Classics Series showcases the canonical works of Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky alongside contemporary composers
Gould, Myra Hess, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Sherrill Milnes, Nathan Milstein, Birgit Nilsson, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubinstein, Gil Shaham, and André Watts.
Maestro William Boughton curated a lineup of “Dramatic Duos” for the Symphony’s 2012-2013 th The Classics Series’ upcoming 120 season Classics Series, demonstrates what a relentless force for amplifying one poignant musical exceptional music we have truly become. idea with its harmonious pairing: two soloist sisters, two like John Corigliano, Augusta Read monumental choral works, two pianists, Thomas, and Christopher Theofanidis. and two unforgettable Walton pieces. These grand events held at Yale The result was a season of acclaim and University’s historic Woolsey Hall musical ecstasy, stretching across both focus on displaying traditional orchestral historical epochs and concert evenings. music, commissions of new music, and Highlights included a nearly sold-out hall presenting soloists of international for Orff’s Carmina Burana, timeless renown, all at the highest levels of heroism with Beethoven’s Symphony musicianship and artistic vision. No. 7, a combination of dances from both the Hungarian hinterland and Our stellar roster of past guest artists 21st-century urban America. includes such distinguished performers as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Emanuel Ax, The memories of the concert hall rarely Joshua Bell, Van Cliburn, Leon Fleisher, faded once the audiences departed Renée Fleming, James Galway, Glenn
and the instruments were packed away. Rather, the works of “Dramatic Duos” were carefully selected to magnify the long-term projects and educational initiatives of the Symphony including our commitment to new American music, our William Walton Project in partnership with the Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, and the NHSO’s landmark education residency with Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Maestro Boughton’s artistic leadership shone throughout, blending masterworks with cuttingedge contemporary pieces. Your New Haven Symphony Orchestra challenged listeners and pushed the boundaries of musical expression and engagement. The Classics Series’ upcoming 120th season demonstrates what a relentless force for exceptional music we have truly become. This watershed year will be a “Season of Surprises” that leaves the audience spellbound until the next unexpected event. If our “Dramatic Duos” are any indication, the NHSO will remain just as astonishing for many years to come.
POPS SERIES FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD The New Haven Symphony’s Pops concerts began in 1945 with the first presentations at the New Haven Arena. The premiere concert featured light classics and riveting tunes from Oklahoma! which had opened on Broadway two years earlier. Pops artists have included Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Marvin Hamlisch, Skitch Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinson, Artie Shaw, James Taylor, and Sarah Vaughan. The 2012-2013 Pops Series concerts were the talk of the town in Hamden and Shelton. Hamden Middle School and Shelton Intermediate School hosted these light-hearted affairs with three dazzling programs. The first, “Broadway A to Z: ABBA to Les MiZ,” celebrated great musicals with timeless tunes from Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Rent, and Phantom of the Opera. Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen led Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen and Nat Chandler in an unforgettable “Big Apple Showcase.”
Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School Choir
The second concert rang in the season through a “Holiday Extravaganza” packed to the brim with yuletide cheer. Led by guest Conductor Matthew Savery, the festive audience sing-along was a sight and sound to behold. This concert was presented as the NHSO’s annual holiday performance at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.
Jared Williamson, Shelton Intermediate student, conducting
The final concert gave memorable film soundtracks a “Hooray for Hollywood” with Chelsea Tipton at the baton. Audiences were awed by a century of movie music from classic films to the blockbusters of the present. Together, seven NHSO Pops concerts comprised a delightful season that entertained and enlightened across generations.
A FAREWELL TO JERRY... NHSO Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen, a New Haven institution for 16 years, recently accepted an extended role with Utah Pops as their Principal Pops Conductor. Thus, the 20122013 season marked Maestro Steichen’s final act with the NHSO. “Jerry’s fetching programming and dynamic personality have spurred our Pops programs to sold-out success,” exclaimed Executive Director Elaine C. Carroll. “He has instilled such joy in our audience, guaranteeing that they will surely appreciate Pops concerts for years to come. What a gift to our community! We will miss you Jerry. The New Haven Symphony wishes you all the best in Salt Lake City.”
FAMILY SERIES MUSIC FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY What better way to spend a blustery winter afternoon than by enjoying interactive concerts that introduce children to orchestral instruments with your Symphony?
Designed exclusively for families with young children to appreciate an intimate experience with small ensembles, three Family Series concerts that focused on literacy skills and healthy living were presented both in New Haven and Shelton. Hundreds of families joined NHSO musicians for these exciting programs.
your lips like this!”
Each concert was preceded by an “Instrument Discovery Zone” that offered children a chance to try out orchestral instruments before hearing them in action. Literacy components were designed in partnership with New Haven Reads, which provided a free book for every child to take home after the concert. In March, the NHSO partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to celebrate “moving-to-music” as a proactive method towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. JDRF provided expert oversight to ensure that post-concert snacks were healthy and diabetic-friendly.
Mozart Rocks On January 2013
Featuring classical and contemporary numbers performed by the NHSO Hard Rock String Quartet, families heard violins, viola, and cello sweetly sing the Viennese classics of Mozart and later “shred” like rock stars on a collection of pop hits like Stairway to Heaven and Call Me Maybe.
Yale University’s Tom Duffy narrates “Peter and the Wolf” with the NHSO Woodwind Quintet to a sold-out crowd at the Omni Hotel in New Haven
Peter & the Wolf February 2013
Yale University Director of Bands Thomas C. Duffy joined the NHSO Woodwind Quintet to narrate Prokofiev’s timeless classic Peter and the Wolf. The flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn preceeded the story of Peter with a Japanese folk tale entitled The Moon Princess, set to music by Richard C. Hall.
Dance Party March 2013
Families tied on their dancing shoes to twirl the afternoon away with a tango, waltz, and two-step. NHSO percussion and brass players kept the beats and blew the horns as children heard the tale Giraffes Can’t Dance, swayed to Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, and rocked out to C&C Music Factory’s Everybody Dance Now.
Everyone was dancing with NHSO Brass and Percussion at Shelton Intermediate School
EDUCATION PROGRAMS The New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s comprehensive education programming, which brings orchestral music to 34,000 students annually throughout the State of Connecticut, presented over 200 programs last year.
Young People’s Concerts
The 81st annual presentation was led by artist-in-residence Daniel Bernard Roumain. Young People’s Concerts (pictured right) are presented in partnership with schools across the state including Fairfield, Milford, New Haven, New London, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodstock (Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut). Over 10,000 young listeners enjoy concerts designed expressly for them, supported by an extensive curriculum guide that reinforces arts learning standards. Many students hear live classical music for the first time with the NHSO.
Creating Musical Readers
The “Creating Musical Readers” initiative (pictured right at Ansonia Public Library) highlights instruments from each of the four families of the orchestra in the context of literacy activities, and are performed at schools, community centers, libraries, and the Connecticut Children’s Museum. Designed for Pre K - 2nd grade students, music and storytelling are combined to encourage avid reading and begin a lifetime of musical appreciation. Each program features a NHSO musician accompanying a storybook about their instrument, with book titles including Mole Music (violin), Tubby the Tuba (tuba), and Ralph’s Secret Weapon (bassoon).
Musician Coaching Sessions
Geared for middle and high-schoolers, musician coaching sessions bring NHSO Teaching Artists to work on the craft of music-making in diverse schools, from the Cooperative High School for the Arts and Humanities in New Haven to Daniel Hand High School in Madison. Each session is crafted with the ensemble teacher to ensure the greatest educational impact.
Maestro on the Move
“Maestro on the Move” features NHSO Music Director William Boughton as he shares his passion for music and his artistic wisdom with student artists. This year, Maestro Boughton conducted the Connecticut All-State Orchestra in April 2013 and visited schools statewide.
Young Composer Project
The groundbreaking NHSO “Young Composer Project” allows high-school students to study advanced music theory and composition with awardwinning professional composers such as Christopher Theofanidis and Augusta Read Thomas. Two years of seminars and lessons lead to premiere performances of student chamber works by NHSO musicians.
Alexion Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Learning
The Toolkit combines “Heroes of American Music” with events in American history as part of an arts-integrated curriculum. For example, students study the Civil Rights movement through the life and music of Marian Anderson. Schools receive a set of classroom posters, a curriculum guide, CDs, and a visit from a NHSO Teaching Artist. The Toolkit is presented in partnership with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.
Program Notes for Kids
Each NHSO Classics Series concert offers its own uniquely designed “Program Notes for Kids” in order to provide ageappropriate information and activities for students as they hear the orchestra. Over 600 students used these program notes to prepare for “School Night at the Symphony” in November 2012 and attended this Woolsey Hall concert free-of-charge.
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) NHSO Artist-in-Residence
“Some kids have never seen a violin and certainly not heard one live. They have heard of Jay-Z and Beyonce and have a sense of Jimi Hendrix as someone they love as a musical artist. I talk about who influenced me, about how I want my violin to sound like a bass, like Bootsy Collins. I keep talking, and hopefully inspire.” -DBR The 2012-2013 season was transformative for the education programs of your New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The educational residency of HaitianAmerican composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), a collaboration several years in the making, took place during March and April of 2013. This intensive project had Mr. Roumain working with students, families, and audiences across the State of Connecticut, often with several rehearsals or engagements each day. He performed a premiere of his revised Woodbox Concerto for Violin at the March Classics Series concert “Dvořák to DBR,” designed a comprehensive Young People’s Concert performed for over 10,000 students in multiple venues, presented numerous professional development sessions, led in-school workshops, and gave community lectures. From Fairfield to Milford, from New Haven to New London, and from Seymour to Woodstock, Roumain’s residency had the Symphony travelling far to engage with students who had never heard an orchestra or the repertoire of the classical tradition presented live. The residency focused primarily on the classrooms and community centers of New Haven itself. DBR spent a full week at Davis Street Arts and Academics School in Westville and Fair Haven School in Fair Haven, curating full Community Concerts that had eager students working side-by-side with NHSO musicians. These interdisciplinary events melded ensembles of all different sizes with dance for an immersive and, above all else, inclusive experience. Community audiences from each neighborhood showed overwhelming enthusiastic support for the program.
“My opinion of the performance was it was amazing! I’ve never been so moved by classical music. After we left I wanted to go and listen to it again and again!” - 5th Grade Student, St. Mary School, Branford
The DBR residency did not slow down there. He coached members of the NHSO’s “Young Composer Project,” held workshops with both the Neighborhood Music School Youth Orchestra and Music Haven students, and made appearances dedicated to seniors in our community at Tower One/Tower East and collegiate achievers at the University of New Haven. DBR’s energy and innovation provided a catalyst for teachers and musicians to carry on meaningful conversations about how classical music is relevant in each of our lives. DBR reminisced about leading the Young People’s Concerts of 2012-13, stating how “the student participants ranged in age, concert preparation time, socio-economic background, and musical experience, challenging me to adapt and re-frame my dialogue in order to reach each unique group. Nonetheless, thousands of students were immersed in this diverse array of works and learned how the music of the past has influenced the music of the present. Each and every aspect, I emphasized to my audience, will be part of our shared cultural future.” This project was made possible by Connie Bagley in loving memory of her mother Joanne Snow-Willstadter, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, Wells Fargo, Pitney Bowes, and many other generous donors. Please visit www.DanielRoumain.com for more information and updates on Daniel’s innovative work.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS The NHSO makes itself available as a resource to many educational and charitable organizations in the Greater New Haven area. For instance, in December 2012, the NHSO partnered with the Christ Church Choir to present a fundraising concert for the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen. We thank our most tireless 2012-2013 partners. A Broken Umbrella Theater Amistad Academy Ansonia Public Library Ashford Public Schools Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Bethel Public Schools Branford Public Schools Brooklyn Public Schools Canterbury Public Schools Cathedral of St. Joseph’s Chaplin Public Schools Christ Church, New Haven Classical Studies Academy Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School Connecticut Arts for Learning Connecticut Children’s Museum Davis Street Arts and Academics School Derby Public Library Educational Center for the Arts Elm Shakespeare Evergreen Woods Ezra Academy Fairfield County Children’s Choir Fairfield County Chorale Fairfield Public Schools Fairfield University Fair Haven School First Congregational Church of Madison Gateway Community College Guilford Public Schools Hamden Public Schools Hampton Public Schools Hartford Chorale International Festival of Arts and Ideas Jewish Federation and Foundation of Greater New Haven Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Keefe Community Center Killingly Public Schools Leadership Greater New Haven
LEAP (Leadership, Education, Athletics, Partnerships)
Union Public Schools
Mauro Sheridan School
Veterans Administration Hospital
Mariachi Academy of Connecticut Market New Haven Mendelssohn Choir of Fairfield Milford Public Schools
University of New Haven Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Webster (MA) Public Schools Western Connecticut State University Choir Whitney Center
Monroe Public Schools
Willington Public Schools
Music Haven Neighborhood Music School New Fairfield Public Schools New Haven Chorale New Haven Community Soup Kitchen New Haven Public Schools New Haven Reads New London Public Schools Newtown Friends of Music Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale Parents and Communities for Kids Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut Plainfield Public Schools Pomfret Public Schools Preston Public Schools Putnam Public Schools Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Sacred Heart University Scotland Public Schools Seymour Public Schools Shelton Public Library Shelton Public Schools Sikorsky Corporation Somers Public Schools Spanish Community of Wallingford St. John the Evangelist School St. Matthew’s Lutheran School St. Martin de Porres Academy St. Mary School, Branford Sterling Public Schools Tower One/Tower East
Wilton Public Schools Windham Public Schools Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School Woodstock Public Schools Yale Center for British Art Yale Glee Club Yale Institute of Sacred Music Yale School of Music
SPECIAL PROJECTS World Premiere: David Stock’s “Concerto for Two Violins: Taking Sides” Your New Haven Symphony was proud to present the world premiere of David Stock’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings & Percussion: Taking Sides on October 4, 2012 at Woolsey Hall. Co-founder and conductor laureate of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Professor Emeritus David Stock has been Composer-in-Residence at both the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. In 1992, he was chosen by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to receive its Creative Achievement Award for the year’s “outstanding established artist.” Originally commissioned in 2011, Taking Sides was written for NHSO Concertmaster Ani Kavafian and her sister Ida. This delightful work featured the sister soloists on opposite sides of the stage, each leading their own team of violinists and percussionists. The resources for this commission were generously provided by New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
William Walton Project In 2009, the NHSO and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library announced the beginning of the William Walton Project, an exciting collaboration including concerts, broadcasts, lectures, and recordings of English composer Sir William Walton’s works. Spanning the duration of the project, New Haven will be the single locale with the largest concentration of Walton performances anywhere in the world. NHSO Music Director William Boughton serves as Artistic Director of the project and will spearhead the release of three comprehensive albums navigating the music of Walton, produced in conjunction with Nimbus Records. The first CD (pictured left), featuring Walton’s Violin Concerto with Kurt Nikkanen and his Symphony No. 1, received its world-wide debut in 2010 to much acclaim, including a sought-after “Critic’s Choice” award from Gramophone Magazine’s Edward Greenfield. The Walton Project re-engaged during the 2012-2013 season with the performance and recording of the Viola Concerto with luminary Roberto Diaz and the harrowing Spitfire Prelude & Fugue. The performance of Crown Imperial (Coronation March) and his Symphony No. 2 are keynote events of the coming 2013-2014 season, with another album release shortly thereafter. Both discs are available as sponsorship opportunities. Your NHSO is enthusiastic to be an international leader in the exploration and promotion of this formidable composer. We will keep our ever-curious patrons apprised as we continue this important collaboration.
INTERNATIONAL EDWARD ELGAR FESTIVAL On June 28, 1905, Yale University bestowed British composer Edward Elgar (pictured right) with an honorary doctorate of music degree. From May 2-4, 2013, the Symphony and Yale remembered their friend Elgar with an International Festival consisting of lectures, symposia, and performances across New Haven. As part of the festivities surrounding the event, the NHSO and numerous Yale University ensembles performed a catalog of Elgar works in his honor. The keynote event featured the NHSO’s realization of the Elgar choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius during a concert aptly titled Angels and Demons. Accompanied by the Mendelssohn Choir of Fairfield and the Hartford Chorale, over 300 musicians breathed life into Elgar’s 100-minute depiction of a man’s journey from the death bed to God’s kingdom, based on the poetry of Cardinal John Henry Newman. In remarks to the New Haven Register, Maestro William Boughton characterized Gerontius as “the most beautiful portrayal of a man dying and going to meet his maker. It is not an oratorio, it is not a requiem, not a Mass. It is a dream. There is no musical terms in the English language or Latin to describe this tone poem with massed choir and orchestra.” The International Elgar Society hosted an Elgar Tour that brought worldwide music tourists to New Haven for the Festival. After attending both performances of The Dream of Gerontius in Woolsey Hall and at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, the tour organizer stated his belief that the Festival was the only known opportunity to compare performances of the work in both a sacred and secular space.
“Cocktails With Cole” GALA Rarely does a gala celebration convincingly transport its guests back to another era, a period of simpler times with lighthearted camaraderie and unmistakable elegance. The NHSO delivered this festive spirit at our Gala in tribute to the 100th anniversary of composer Cole Porter’s graduation from Yale University. Titled “Cocktails with Cole,” this event for music lovers young and old was held on November 10, 2013 at the LoRicco Ballroom in New Haven. Presenting the entertainment for the evening was famed Broadway and Hollywood jazz pianist Steve Ross, recently hailed the “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” by The New York Times. Posing as the prodigal son Cole Porter, Ross played classics, unforgettable across generations, including You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Greeting guests upon arrival was a 1929 Packard 648 Phaeton classic car to pose with for a photo. The event was chaired by NHSO Board members Christopher Getman and his wife Toddie, as well as Tracey Scheer and her husband David. Silent auction and raffle items donated for the benefit of the Symphony included exotic travel packages and once-ina-lifetime offers, such as a chance to walk Yale University bulldog mascot Handsome Dan at a football game, the opportunity to conduct the NHSO at its annual summer concert, and the privilege of curating your own hour of music on WSHU Public Radio with host Kate Remington.
LEGACY SOCIETY Chris Getman has worn many hats over the course of his career, from English teacher and coach at The Hotchkiss School to Associate Director of the Yale Alumni Fund, and from First Vice President with Merrill Lynch to President of Soundview Capital Management. Throughout each opportunity, Chris and his wife Toddie have maintained deep roots in New Haven. You will find them walking Yale mascot Handsome Dan at the big game, hosting a dinner for LEAP, or accepting the United Way of Greater New Haven’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award. Foremost in their hearts, however, is the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Although Chris first connected with classical music while using a Haydn record as a frisbee, a music appreciation class at Yale later opened his eyes to the splendors of the orchestra. Years later, Mozart and Wagner are personal favorites and his family strives to share their love of orchestral music with their children and grandchildren. Chris and Toddie have established a fund for the NHSO, managed by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to secure a community musical heritage in perpetuity. Chris re-affirmed the value of planned giving: “we’re in a position where we can and want to give something back…you give back to whatever has made your life worthwhile. Having your money someplace where you know it will be working forever is a pretty gratifying experience.”
Chris and Toddie Getman are members of the NHSO Legacy Society. Are you? Let us know if you plan to support music for generations to come as part of your legacy. Please contact NHSO Executive Director Elaine Carroll at 203.865.0831 x12 to discuss your membership in the NHSO Legacy Society.
FINANCIAL POSITION OUR MISSION AT WORK Like many other non-profit cultural institutions, the NHSO relies chiefly on charitable donations from its patrons to support its programming. The charts below explain the reality that cultural institutions face. Your generosity is the deciding element in our ability to bring both orchestral music and enriching educational programs to concert-goers and students throughout the state. As a donor, you make all of this possible. On behalf of the NHSO Board, staff, musicians, concert-goers, and school children, we thank you.
Revenue Concert Production $1,160,411
Contributed Support $1,207,476
Earned Revenue $528,409
Education Services $255,477
Special Events $44,666
Total = $1,739,077
Total = $1,780,551
SPONSORS Thank you to our generous sponsors at the $5,000 level and above.
DONORS None of our programs would be possible without the support of the Greater New Haven community. Thank you to our most generous donors in 2012-2013. Medici Circle ($10,000+)
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Burton Alter & Lisa Horowitz Anonymous Anonymous Foundation ASCAP Foundation Constance E. Bagley Henry E. & Nancy H. Bartels Fund for Education Howard Bayne Fund Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library BetterITS Carolyn Foundation Cathedral of Saint Joseph Chester Kitchings Family Foundation Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Connecticut Office of the Arts William Curran First Niagara Bank Estate of James H. Gilbert Knights of Columbus Katharine Matthies Foundation Larry McCurdy Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James T. Morley, Jr. National Endowment for the Arts New Haven Register NewAlliance Foundation Tracey & David Scheer Dr. Stephen Squinto & Dr. Adrienne Block Town Fair Tire The Wattles Family United Illuminating Company Whitney Center Yale-New Haven Hospital Mario & Patricia Zangari
Maestro’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
Gordon & Lucy Ambach Anonymous Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Steve & Judy August Bank of America Foundation Serena & Robert Blocker Jacob & Frances O. Brown Family Fund Priscilla & Robert Dannies Evergreen Woods Retirement Community Edmund & Mary Fusco Joy & Brin Ford Gateway Community College Toddie & Chris Getman Dr. John & Kitty Kelly Dr. Jocelyn S. Malkin Dan & Judi Miglio Prudential Foundation Arthur Reynolds Foundation R.D. Scinto Bob & Sandy Santy Gloria Schaffer Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation University of New Haven Wells Fargo Foundation Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs
Virtuoso’s Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
Aldo DeDominicis Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Norman S. Andrews Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Anonymous Myrna F. Baskin ConnectiCare, Inc. Citizens Bank Howard & Edith Brown Robert & Carol Eck James D. English Essex Savings Bank & Essex Financial Services Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Charles & Gretchen Kingsley LAZ Parking LGE Fine Art Consulting George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation McDermott Lexus Susan B. Matheson & J.J. Pollitt Joan & Scott Merlis NewMusic USA Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Co. Stephen & Carol Ross Sassafras Foundation, Inc. David E. Schancupp Sandra Senich Shore Publishing Jane & James Stern Arlene Szczarba Tweed New Haven Airport Valley Community Foundation Xerox Foundation Yale University School of Music
Composer’s Circle ($1,000-$2,499)
Drs. Jo Jo & Pepita Adefuin Affinia Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James P. Alfieri Harvey Alter John M.N. Anderson & Elaine C. Carroll Anonymous Lourdes Maria Alvarez Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Pamela Z. Blum’s 90th Birthday, in honorarium Carole Brown Sara & Jeff Buell Connecticut Children’s Museum Dr. Anne McBride Curtis Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Troy O. Dixon Richard H. Dumas Jean Foy & Richard Evans Robert L. & Linda J. Fiscus Fleur De Lys Floral & Gift For Our Children Unlimited Success Inc. Fusco Management Company, LLC Gaylord Hospital Janet & Graeme Hammond Bette Gruskay, in memoriam Alan Hendrickson Iridian Asset Management
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kashgarian Wilson & Carole Kimnach Jackie Koral Edward & Ann Lamont Carl C. Landegger Melanie A. Ginter & John S. Lapides Henry D. Lord Linda Lorimer & Charles Ellis Logan & Ina Ludwig Mohegan Sun Mrs. Jane M. Monteith Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation New Haven Advocate Newtown Savings Bank George E. O’Brien, Esq. Pelli Clark Pelli Architects Phoenix Press Pitney Bowes Reid & Riege Stacey & Ron Rose David Rosen & Barbara Goren Robert & Pam Rossiter Judy & Herb Schwartz Paul H. Serenbetz Shepard & Marlene Stone Edward N. Silver Matthew & Mona Simoncini The Study at Yale David B. Sulkis & Diane Scarponi David & Lisa Totman Kenneth & Marilyn Way Elizabeth B. Womer
Conductor’s Circle ($500-$999)
Rose M. Allen Anonymous (2) Edgar Astrove Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Berman Beers, Hamerman & Co., PC., CPAs Bershtein, Volpe & McKeon, P.C. Frances Blackwood Dr. & Mrs. Harold D. Bornstein, Jr. William & Jan Boughton Daniel & Jennifer Broom Jonathan and Jody Bush Judge & Mrs. Guido Calabresi Ernest & Nancy Cassella Joseph T. & Vicky M. Chang Jamie Cohen & Fran DeToro Marty & Margaret Coughlin Covidien Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Crowley Anne Reed Dean Alden Ferro Anne & Tony Fitzgerald Susan Forster and Bill Riley Gartner, Inc. Henry P. Gates Elizabeth Greene Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hermes David & Elona Judd Mrs. Daniel W. Kops Daniel & Sandra Kops, Jr. Richard B. Larson
DONORS Conductorâ€™s Circle (contâ€™d.)
James B. Learned C. N. Lim Franklyn L. Litsky Richard LoPresti Maine Community Foundation W. Edward & Anne Massey Sandy & John Mahony Edward & Alice Mattison J. Michael & Suzanne McHugh Julia McNamara & Richard Lolatte Fillmore & Joan McPherson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Onorato Robert & Mary Outtrim Philip Pivawer & Linda V. Hewlett Jules Prown Marion M. Russell Richard & Marie Shaw Nathan M. Silverstein Harold Stern, M.D. & Sandra Boltax-Stern, M.D. Stratton Faxon Betty Sumner T.J. McKinney Olav and Marta Van Hezewijk Marjorie Van Leuvan Dr. Charles Warner Weinstein & Anastasio, P.C. Martha and Herbert Wood
Concertmasters ($250-$499) 116 Crown Advanced Office Systems Edward F. Ahern Rona Ahrens Amity Wine & Spirit, Inc. Anonymous (2) Jonathan J. Beauchamp Stacey H. Benvenuto
Hubert B. Bradburn, M.D. & Ann M. Hoefer, M.D. John & Jane Braselton Dr. Irwin M. Braverman Carole & Arthur Broadus Thomas & Louise Brundage Linda & Robert Burt Max & Nancy Case Julia Chaffe & Aric Isaacs Joan Chrisler & Christopher Bishop Jane Ciarleglio Tori and Ronnie Cohen Wini & Jack Colleran Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists, P.C. John & Catherine Crawford Mildred Davey Eloise and Joseph DiCandido Discount Power Christine Dokko & David Stein Enhanced Capital Niall Ferguson Michael & Alice Fischer Gloria M. Francesconi Carol & Tom Gagliardi Evelyn & Richard Gard Karlee & Robert Gifford Steve & Sally Glick Gloriae Dei Cantores Graduate Club Ruth B. Grannick Carole & Harold S. Greenbaum Greenwich Workshop Gallery at Seymour Jon & Joan Grossman Louise H. Guion Marilyn J. Hauck Dr. & Mrs. George R. Heninger Karen Isaacs JP Morgan Chase Bank David and Marcia Kalayjian Ruth & Robert Lesser
Betty & Art Levy Anthony & Catherine Maltese Michael & Cheryl Marino Anna Jean McCurdy Elaine B. McPadden & E. Marie McPadden Ellen & Leonard Milstone Mary Jane Minkin & Steve Pincus Norton H. Morrison Neighborhood Music School Minot & Alycyn Nettleton New Haven Chorale Vermelle Paris Dr. E. Anthony Petrelli Pfizer Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rae Elizabeth T. Reed, in memoriam Nancy Ruddle Ortwin Rusch Kert & Karen Sabbath Stephan and Andrea Schmidt Shubert Theater Ellen Shuman & Douglas Rae Donald Milton Smith Dr. Lawrence & Carol Solomon SoundRunner Stephen Stein & Emily Fine Steve Cooper Photography Studio I, Inc. Venture Portraits Albert J. Toth UBS Charles & Dinny Wakerley Dr. & Mrs. Milton Wallack Betty Ann Ward Barbara Wareck & Charles Perrow Paul & Susan Wehner Joan Wells & Stewart Fritts Laurna & Stephen Worden The Winokur Family Foundation, Inc. WSHU Public Radio Reflects gifts as of July 8, 2013
TRUST & ENDOWMENT GIFTS The following patrons have established perpetual legacies and we thank them for investing in our future. The NHSO salutes the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for its outstanding stewardship of these funds. VISIONARIES: Richard L. English Fund James Marshall & Marie-Louise Osborn Collection NHSO Foundation William Inglis Morse Trust
LEADERS: Elizabeth Kingsley Harvey Fund Susan Morse Hilles Trust Walter E. & Anna L. Malley Funds New Haven Symphony Orchestra Fund Helen Roberts Trust Yale University and The White Foundation
For more information about creating your own legacy, please contact: Elaine C. Carroll 203.865.0831 x12 15
William J. & Clare W. Bright Fund Henry P. Brightwell Fund Anna Cutler Fund Henry F. English Fund Christopher & Toddie Getman Fund Peter C. Hereld Fund for Blind and Dyslexic Listeners John Herrick Jackson Fund John H. & William B. Jackson Memorial Fund Arthur & Ruth Nabstedt Fund Mildred Pond Fund Helen H. Roberts Fund Brooks Shepard, Jr. Fund
LOOKING FORWARD The New Haven Symphony Orchestra made tremendous strides in the 2012-2013 season towards fulfilling the Mission and Vision set forth by the Board of Directors. The auspicious events of the past year have linked ambitious artistic goals with superb governance, charting a path that enables the NHSO to thrive in a difficult performing arts environment. A five-year strategic plan has been crafted to better stabilize the foundational program activities of the NHSO while acknowledging and navigating the challenges being faced by a 21st-century symphony. In 2013-2014, the Symphony seeks first to increase its number of performances in more venues while building new partnerships and sponsorships involving both concerts and special projects. Accompanying this communitycentric growth will be a second sustained effort to both revitalize the story of the orchestra and to share this story persuasively, consistently, and effectively with audiences and organizations. Success on this level will not only connect the orchestra to more diverse audiences, but enable us to listen to their individual needs more effectively, giving us the privilege of being your New Haven Symphony. Third, the NHSO will work to better integrate orchestral performances and education program offerings while relating popular musical forms and genres to the Western classical traditions. Educational artist and composer residencies, like that of Daniel Bernard Roumain, will prove instrumental towards connecting the expressive and artistic needs of each child with the increasingly flexible model of what “classical music” and a symphony orchestra can be in contemporary America.
Serving the Greater New Haven region and indeed, 42 towns across Connecticut, requires the resources sufficient to bolster our ambitious objectives. To this end, the Symphony’s fourth task will be to grow our financial capacity, from increasing earned income and contracted services to cultivating greater individual donations and corporate support. In particular, the Symphony will launch a long-term commitment to planned giving including legacy commitments and trusts. The life-sustaining gifts of the Richard L. English Fund, as well as other legacy contributions from patrons, demonstrate a clear need for bequests that endow the NHSO’s concerts and education programs in perpetuity. The NHSO has been recognized for its vision and programmatic impact year after year by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, New Music USA, ASCAP, the Carolyn Foundation, the Katharine Matthies Foundation, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, among many others. The NHSO will build institutional support by engaging additional music organizations, family foundations, and private foundations in our mission, in order to to continue providing moving, immersive musical experiences for individuals and families of all demographics and means. Looking forward, we are elated by the artistic offerings in store throughout our 2013-2014 season in the concert halls, schools and neighborhoods of New Haven and beyond. We are so very grateful for your trust in us and shared belief in the eye-opening power of music for individuals from all walks of life.
Published on Sep 18, 2013