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2 O 12 HOLIDAY HOL FESTIVAL

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA F R ANZ WELSER-MĂ–ST M U SIC DI R ECTOR

Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts December 14, 15, 16, and 21, 22, 23

Pink Martini: Joy to the World December 18 and 19


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Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Musical Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Music of Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Severance Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Orchestra News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Roster of Orchestra Musicians . . . . . . . . . 18 Volunteering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Cleveland Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Copyright © 2012 by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association Eric Sellen, Program Book Editor E-MAIL: esellen@clevelandorchestra.com Program books for Cleveland Orchestra concerts are produced by The Cleveland Orchestra and are distributed free to attending audience members. Program book advertising is sold through LIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY at (216) 721-1800

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The Musical Arts Association is grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing generous support of The Cleveland Orchestra: National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Ohio and Ohio Arts Council, and to the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

The Cleveland Orchestra is proud of its long-term partnership with Kent State University, made possible in part through generous funding from the State of Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to have its home, Severance Hall, located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, with whom it has a long history of collaboration and partnership.

Cleveland Orchestra program books are printed with EcoSmart certified inks, containing twice the vegetable-based material and one-tenth the petroleum oil content of standard inks, and producing one-tenth of the volatile organic compounds.

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Christmas Concerts DECEMBER 14-23

Conductor: Robert Porco . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sung Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26 Cleveland Orchestra Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus . . 27 Wooster Chorus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus . . . . . 30

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Pink Martini Christmas DECEMBER 18-19

Pink Martini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Conductor: James Feddeck . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Support Education and Community . . . . . . . . . . . . Ways to Give . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound for the Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . Endowed Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foundation / Government Support . . . . .

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Welcome from the Executive Director December 2012 Generations of listeners from our community have celebrated the holidays with The Cleveland Orchestra. We are delighted that you are here to continue the tradition — and perhaps to make a new one of your own. ’Tis the season for giving thanks. And Franz Welser-Möst and I are very grateful to you and to everyone who has come to hear The Cleveland Orchestra this year: Couples on dates, socializing after the Orchestra concert at KeyBank Fridays@7. Families on the Lawn at a Blossom Festival concert, or joined here together for the holidays. Elementary school children who visit Severance Hall and have the remarkable experience of hearing our world-class orchestra for their first taste of a symphony orchestra. High school students who, through generous funding, once again are able to experience The Cleveland Orchestra playing live and in person at their schools. Loyal subscribers who wouldn’t miss a concert. New listeners, dazzled by the beauty of this Concert Hall and the magnificence of the musicianship onstage — whether the Orchestra is playing Sibelius or Sleigh Ride, Shostakovich or Sinatra. Franz and I are deeply appreciative of the many ways that the Orchestra musicians, staff, and board work together to create unforgettable musical experiences for you. Many of you let us know how meaningful the Orchestra’s performances are to you — whether here at Severance Hall, at Blossom or Public Square, on the internet, or in the many other ways and forums through which The Cleveland Orchestra is involved across Northeast Ohio. In a very real way, each and every day, we are most thankful for our many supporters: Foundations, who provide funding for innovation. Corporations, who sponsor our concert presentations. Individuals, who donate to The Cleveland Orchestra at a rate higher than at any other major orchestra in the country. I’m proud to say that our supporters are the most loyal group anywhere. Yet I know that we can’t afford to be satisfied with our achievements. We must continue to serve Northeast Ohio to the utmost. We continue our efforts to offer more kinds of concerts and to perform more music for more people than ever before. We rely on you and your generosity to keep our organization moving forward at the very highest levels of excellence and service. As you reflect on what you are grateful for in your own life, I urge you to recall all of the special memories you associate with The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom. I hope that you will honor those lasting memories with a year-end gift to the Orchestra. We greatly appreciate all that you do. With all best wishes for a joyous holiday season,

Gary Hanson 2012 Holiday Festival

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B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S as of December 1, 2012

T H E M U S I C AL ARTS ASSOCIATION operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Festival O F F I C E R S A ND E X E C UT IVE C O MMI T T E E Dennis W. LaBarre, President Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman The Honorable John D. Ong, Vice President

Norma Lerner, Honorary Chair Raymond T. Sawyer, Secretary Beth E. Mooney, Treasurer

Jeanette Grasselli Brown Alexander M. Cutler Matthew V. Crawford David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz

Douglas A. Kern Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Nancy W. McCann John C. Morley

Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Audrey Gilbert Ratner Barbara S. Robinson

R E S I D E NT TR U S TE E S George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell Richard J. Bogomolny Charles P. Bolton Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Scott Chaikin Paul G. Clark Owen M. Colligan Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Terrance C. Z. Egger Hiroyuki Fujita Paul G. Greig Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Jeffrey A. Healy Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey David P. Hunt Christopher Hyland

James D. Ireland III Trevor O. Jones Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer Nancy F. Keithley Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Robert P. Madison Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Thomas F. McKee Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Donald W. Morrison Meg Fulton Mueller Gary A. Oatey Katherine T. O’Neill

The Honorable John D. Ong Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner Charles A. Ratner James S. Reid, Jr. Barbara S. Robinson Paul Rose Steven M. Ross Raymond T. Sawyer Luci Schey Neil Sethi Hewitt B. Shaw, Jr. Richard K. Smucker R. Thomas Stanton Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

NO N- R E S I D E NT TRUS T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria) Laurel Blossom (SC)

Richard C. Gridley (SC) George Gund III (CA) Loren W. Hershey (DC)

Herbert Kloiber (Germany) Ludwig Scharinger (Austria)

TR U S TE E S E X- O F FI C I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Beth Schreibman Gehring, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Claire Frattare, State Chair, Blossom Women’s Committee TR U S TE E S E M E R IT I Clifford J. Isroff Samuel H. Miller David L. Simon PA S T PR E S I D E NT S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Dr. Lester Lefton, President, Kent State University Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

H O N O RARY T RUS T E ES FOR LIFE Allen H. Ford Gay Cull Addicott Robert W. Gillespie Francis J. Callahan Dorothy Humel Hovorka Mrs. Webb Chamberlain Robert F. Meyerson Oliver F. Emerson Percy W. Brown 1953-55 Frank E. Taplin, Jr. 1955-57 Frank E. Joseph 1957-68 Alfred M. Rankin 1968-83

Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08

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2012 Holiday Festival

The Music of Christmas F E W T H I N G S remind us more quickly of the Christmas season than the sound of a favorite carol, song, or piece of holiday music. Beyond thoughts of the Christmas Story itself, few things are as sure to set us smiling, humming, and looking forward to annual greetings and visits from family and friends. The rituals of baking, shopping, and hanging decorations are amplified with the simple pleasure of listening to some of the beautiful music inspired by this December holiday. While music specifically associated with Christmas can be dated back at least as far as the 13th century, many of today’s favorite Christmas carols and songs were created in the past 300 years. “Adeste Fideles” was written in 1782, “Silent Night” in 1816, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” in 1850. Many composers have been inspired by the Christmas Story to write great music — from Bach’s Magnificat (1723) and Christmas Oratorio (1734) to Handel’s Messiah (1741), from Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ (“The Childhood of Christ,” 1854) to Johannes Brahms’s arrangement of “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (1896), and into the 20th century with such well-known collections as Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols (1942) or the many carol and song arrangements created by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, and more recent songs for the season by Mel Tormé, John Rutter, Vince Gill, and others. Throughout the 19th century, a renewed interest in (and commercialization of) Christmas saw the growth of many traditions — including the introduction of the Christmas tree (brought to England by Prince Albert in 1834 from his native Germany), the manufacturing of many new kinds of seasonal decorations, the writing of many new Christmas stories (including the publication of “The Night Before Christmas” in 1823 and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol in 1843), and the widespread adoption of St. Nicholas (soon to be called Santa Claus) as customary parts of the season. Musical offerings also expanded, with the planning of ever-more elaborate and festive presentations to celebrate the season in sound. In America, such inspirational 20th-century choral leaders as Fred Waring and Robert Shaw helped popularize new songs and new arrangements, while major orchestras, new brass ensembles, and groups like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped fill the airwaves through special Christmas recordings — and inspired ensembles throughout the country to offer annual holiday concerts. Such performances are today one of the season’s most eagerly awaited traditions, filling concert halls from coast to coast with beloved music and the spirit of Christmas.

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of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 1921-1936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000. HAILED AS ONE

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OrchestraNews Cleveland Orchestra continues innovations in programming and community engagement

New programs and expansion include neighborhood residency, ballet, free tickets, and school partnerships and performances

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In the 2012-13 season, The Cleveland Orchestra continues its innovations in programming and community engagement, seeking to build on the success of recent initiatives. The season’s innovations include new program and audience development activities at Severance Hall, alongside expanded activities outside the concert hall. The Orchestra ventures farther outside its University Circle home with new programs downtown and on Cleveland’s West Side. At the end of November, the Orchestra collaborated with The Joffrey Ballet in five sold-out performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at PlayhouseSquare. And the organization’s groundbreaking residency program, developed and refined by the Orchestra in cities including Vienna and Miami, will come home to Northeast Ohio with the launch of a new program of Neighborhood Residencies this coming spring. The first annual Cleveland Orchestra Neighborhood Residency will take place in Gordon Square the week of May 13-19, 2013. Also this season, the initiative that brought the full Orchestra back into the schools in 2009 has become a permanent part of the annual schedule thanks to a newly-created endowment fund, and a new partnership with Breakthrough Charter Schools also began in October 2012. Meanwhile, “Under 18s Free,” a program first established for the 2011 Blossom Festival, comes inside Severance Hall for selected concerts. In announcing these new initiatives at the start of the season, Gary Hanson, executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra, said, “We want to build on the success of our many recent community engagement initiatives, and in the coming season we

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are further diversifying our schedule and programs. Our goal is to be even more relevant to our community.” CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENCY The Cleveland Orchestra Neighborhood Residency is a new program to immerse the Orchestra in local communities with an intense schedule of performances and activities. The first of these annual residencies in Northeast Ohio takes place the week of May 13-19, 2013, in Gordon Square. The centerpieces of the Residency will be free Cleveland Orchestra concerts at St. Colman Church for neighborhood residents and students, and musicians will perform as soloists and in ensembles in non-traditional locations and in local schools. The Cleveland Orchestra Neighborhood Residency at Gordon Square is funded in part by the Machaskee Fund for Community Programming, an endowed fund created by Alex and Carol Machaskee. Sean Watterson, co-owner of the Happy Dog bar, restaurant, and music venue in Gordon Square, said, “We’re incredibly enthusiastic about the Orchestra coming to Gordon Square. We’re thrilled that people in our community will be able to experience their world-class performances at a series of events for all ages throughout the neighborhood. We’re proud to welcome the world to Gordon Square to join us for this unique experience.” HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCES PERMANENTLY ENDOWED The Cleveland Orchestra returned to performing in Cleveland high schools in 2009, after an absence of more than three decades. In October, the Orchestra’s per-

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OrchestraNews formance at Shaker Heights High School was the first to be supported by a newly established fund that permanently endows annual Cleveland Orchestra performances in area high schools. The Alfred Lerner In-School Performance Fund, a gift of $1 million from Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation, will support concerts in high schools in perpetuity. Performances are being planned for Cleveland Metropolitan School District High Schools in 2013 and 2014.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BREAKTHROUGH CHARTER SCHOOLS The Cleveland Orchestra begins an educational partnership with Breakthrough Charter Schools in October 2012. All of the students from participating schools will attend a Cleveland Orchestra concert at Severance Hall, and their teachers will participate in professional development workshops and concert preparation. The Orchestra’s award-winning Learning Through Music program includes ongoing visits from Cleveland Orchestra musicians in the schools. The pilot partnership will eventually expand to incorporate all nine Breakthrough Schools. The Cleveland Orchestra partnership with Breakthrough Schools is funded in part by Cliffs Natural Resources. Breakthrough Charter Schools are a nationallyrecognized network of high-performing, free, public charter schools operating in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. “UNDER 18s FREE” NOW INCLUDES SELECT CONCERTS AT SEVERANCE HALL The Cleveland Orchestra’s “Under 18s Free” at Blossom program has expanded to Severance Hall. This follows the unprecedented success of the program for Blossom Festival concerts in 2011 and 2012. Details about a variety of the Orchestra’s Student Ticket programs can be read on page 35 of this Holiday Festival book.

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OrchestraNews New album with Cleveland Orchestra and Mitsuko Uchida is now available . . . The third of Mitsuko Uchida’s albums of Mozart concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra has been released — and is now available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall. The album features Piano Concertos Nos. 9 and 21, recorded in live performances at Severance Hall. One of the previous discs from this collaboration received a Grammy Award in 2011. Reviews of this new album include these comments from Audiophile Audition: “Conducting Mozart concertos from the piano has a long and honored tradition, originating with the composer himself. . . . Uchida performs on a new Hamburg Steinway whose action remains uniformly light and resonant, especially as Uchida does not mince her dynamics. . . . [In Concerto No. 21] the give-and-take response between Uchida and the Cleveland strings and winds attractively beguiles us. Then, her seamless runs and arpeggios move inexorably to a bravura cadenza almost early Beethoven in its briefly pearly wit that rushes to a coda spread over three octaves. Superb!”

Cleveland Orchestra offers gift ideas for the holidays, including new recordings, gift certificates, and more . . . Music and the holidays are a perfect match. The Cleveland Orchestra Store offers a host of musical performances this holiday season, including the Orchestra’s latest DVDs and CDs, as well as releases by Orchestra musicians. Music boxes and music-themed holiday ornaments, stationery, books, stuffed toys and musical gifts for children of all ages, fashion scarves, jewelry, and Cleveland Orchestra logo apparel are also on sale at the Store. In addition, Cleveland Orchestra Gift Certificates and Blossom Lawn Ticket Books for the Orchestra’s 2013 Blossom Festival are available at the Severance Hall Ticket Office by calling 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or at clevelandorchestra.com.

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OrchestraNews Women’s Committee continues a holiday tradition with Silver Bells raising money for The Cleveland Orchestra Silver Bells and The Cleveland Orchestra have gone hand in hand for more than four decades, and they’re ringing in another year. Reed & Barton silver bells inscribed with “Christmas 2012” are being sold to benefit Community and Education programs of The Cleveland Orchestra. The bells are a project of the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra. Silver-plated Reed & Barton bells to benefit the Orchestra cost $20. The bells can be purchased from the Cleveland Orchestra Store and from several local gift shops. In addition, Women’s Committee members will be selling the bells in the lobbies of Severance Hall at many Cleveland Orchestra concerts throughout December.

Free tickets to Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert go on sale January 2 On Sunday, January 20, The Cleveland Orchestra performs its 33rd annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision in music, song, and community recognition. Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday, January 2, through the Severance Hall Ticket Office in person, by phone, or online at clevelandorchestra.com. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Due to high demand, all tickets are usually distributed by 4 p.m. on the day they are made available. 2012 Holiday Festival

Come Ye Faithful: A Service of Carols

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FRANZ WELSER-MÖST M U S I C D I R E C TO R Kelvin Smith Family Chair

JAMES FEDDECK ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair

ROBERT PORCO DIRECTOR OF CHORUSES Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair

FIRST VIOLINS William Preucil CONCERTMASTER

Blossom-Lee Chair

Yoko Moore

ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER

Clara G. and George P. Bickford Chair

Peter Otto

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Jung-Min Amy Lee

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Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair

Takako Masame Paul and Lucille Jones Chair

Wei-Fang Gu Drs. Paul M. and Renate H. Duchesneau Chair

Kim Gomez Elizabeth and Leslie Kondorossy Chair

Chul-In Park Harriet T. and David L. Simon Chair

Miho Hashizume Theodore Rautenberg Chair

Jeanne Preucil Rose Dr. Larry J.B. and Barbara S. Robinson Chair

Alicia Koelz Oswald and Phyllis Lerner Gilroy Chair

Yu Yuan Patty and John Collinson Chair

Isabel Trautwein Trevor and Jennie Jones Chair

Mark Dumm Gladys B. Goetz Chair

Alexandra Preucil Katherine Bormann Ying Fu

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Emilio Llinas

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James and Donna Reid Chair

Eli Matthews 1 Patricia M. Kozerefski and Richard J. Bogomolny Chair

Elayna Duitman Ioana Missits Carolyn Gadiel Warner Stephen Warner Sae Shiragami Vladimir Deninzon Sonja Braaten Molloy Scott Weber Kathleen Collins Beth Woodside Emma Shook Jeffrey Zehngut VIOLAS Robert Vernon *

Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss 1 The GAR Foundation Chair

Charles Bernard 2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

Bryan Dumm Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair

Tanya Ell Ralph Curry Brian Thornton David Alan Harrell Paul Kushious Martha Baldwin Thomas Mansbacher BASSES Maximilian Dimoff * Clarence T. Reinberger Chair

Kevin Switalski 2 Scott Haigh 1 Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Chair

Chaillé H. and Richard B. Tullis Chair

Lynne Ramsey 1 Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Stanley Konopka Mark Jackobs

CELLOS Mark Kosower*

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Arthur Klima Richard Waugh Lisa Boyko Lembi Veskimets Eliesha Nelson Joanna Patterson Zakany Patrick Connolly

The Orchestra

Mark Atherton Thomas Sperl Henry Peyrebrune Charles Barr Memorial Chair

Charles Carleton Scott Dixon Derek Zadinsky HARP Trina Struble * Alice Chalifoux Chair

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12 13 O R C H E S T R A FLUTES Joshua Smith * Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Chair

Saeran St. Christopher Marisela Sager 2 Austin B. and Ellen W. Chinn Chair

Mary Kay Fink PICCOLO Mary Kay Fink Anne M. and M. Roger Clapp Chair

OBOES Frank Rosenwein * Edith S. Taplin Chair

Mary Lynch Jeffrey Rathbun 2 Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

Robert Walters ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CLARINETS Franklin Cohen * Robert Marcellus Chair

Robert Woolfrey Daniel McKelway 2 Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair

HORNS Richard King *

SEASON TIMPANI Paul Yancich *

George Szell Memorial Chair

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Otto G. and Corinne T. Voss Chair

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Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Hans Clebsch Richard Solis Alan DeMattia TRUMPETS Michael Sachs * Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

Jack Sutte Lyle Steelman2 James P. and Dolores D. Storer Chair

PERCUSSION Jacob Nissly * Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

Donald Miller Tom Freer Marc Damoulakis KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Joela Jones * Rudolf Serkin Chair

Carolyn Gadiel Warner Marjory and Marc L. Swartzbaugh Chair

Michael Miller CORNETS Michael Sachs * Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

Michael Miller TROMBONES Massimo La Rosa* Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

LIBRARIANS Robert O’Brien Donald Miller ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Carol Lee Iott DIRECTOR

Karyn Garvin MANAGER

Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

Linnea Nereim

Shachar Israel 2

ENDOWED CHAIRS CURRENTLY UNOCCUPIED

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BASS TROMBONE Thomas Klaber

Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair

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Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair

Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASS CLARINET Linnea Nereim BASSOONS John Clouser * Louise Harkness Ingalls Chair

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Robert Porco Director of Choruses Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Endowed Chair The Cleveland Orchestra

Robert Porco became director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra in 1998. In addition to overseeing choral activities and preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Blossom Festival Chorus for a variety of concert programs each season, Mr. Porco conducts the Orchestra’s annual series of Christmas concerts at Severance Hall and regularly conducts subscription concert programs, both at Severance Hall and Blossom. In recent seasons, he has led performances of Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, and evenings of Broadway and American favorites at Blossom. Highlights of Mr. Porco’s Cleveland tenure have included preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a wide variety of performances and repertoire, including performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Franz Welser-Möst in January 2007, released as a Deutsche Grammophon recording. He has prepared the Chorus for touring appearances with the Orchestra, including performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, Lucerne Festival, London Proms, and Carnegie Hall, as well as for a series of operas at Severance Hall under Welser-Möst’s direction. In 2011, Mr. Porco was honored by Chorus America with its annual Michael Korn Founders Award for a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral art. His activities and achievements across four decades of work have included preparing choruses for such prominent conductors as Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Raymond Leppard, James Levine, Jesús López-Cobos, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Kurt Sanderling, Robert Shaw, Leonard Slatkin, and Franz Welser-Möst, among others. As a guest conductor, Mr. Porco has led performances across North America, and in Europe and Asia, with appearances from Edinburgh to Lucerne, Reykjavik to Taipei, and from Chicago’s Grant Park Festival to the Cincinnati May Festival, where he has served as director of choruses since 1989. Ohio native Robert Porco served as chairman of the choral department at Indiana University 1980-98, and in recent years has taught doctoral-level conducting at the school. Highlights of his work at Indiana University have included a special performance by 250 students of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass as part of the Tanglewood Music Festival’s celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday. As teacher and mentor, Mr. Porco has guided and influenced the development of hundreds of musicians, many of whom are now active as professional conductors, singers, or teachers. As a sought-after guest instructor and coach, his teaching work has included programs at Harvard University, Westminster Choir College, and the University of Miami Frost School of Music. 2012 Holiday Festival

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2012 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Friday evening, December 14, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, December 15, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. Saturday evening, December 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, December 16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. *

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Friday evening, December 21, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.• Saturday afternoon, December 22, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. * Saturday evening, December 22, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.• Sunday afternoon, December 23, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. * Sunday evening, December 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. •

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA and CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHORUS conducted by Robert Porco

and with the Wooster Chorus of The College of Wooster Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus * members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus •

*

PA R T ONE O Come, All Ye Faithful — Traditional, arranged by Mack Wilberg orchestra and chorus Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, from Cantata No. 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

orchestra A Suite of Carols 1. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, arranged by Leroy Anderson for brass 2. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, arranged by Leroy Anderson for woodwinds 3. Wassail Song, arranged by Leroy Anderson for strings

Sing We Now of Christmas — Traditional, arranged by Fred Prentice chorus Angels’ Carol by John Rutter (b. 1945) orchestra and chorus

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Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976) and Lee Mendelson (b. 1933) arranged by Matthew Naughtin

orchestra and children’s chorus Il Est Né, le Divin Enfant — Traditional, arranged by Ryan Murphy orchestra and chorus Dance of the Tumblers, from The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

orchestra

Joy to the World words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), music by Lowell Mason (1792-1872), arranged by John Rutter orchestra and choruses with audience (see text on page 24)

“Hallelujah” Chorus, from Messiah by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

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PA R T T W O It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Eddie Pola (1907-1997) and George Wyle (1916-2003), arranged by Paul Bateman

orchestra and chorus

Suite, from Polar Express by Alan Silvestri (b. 1950) and Glen Ballard (b. 1950) orchestra and chorus I Saw Three Ships — Traditional, arranged by Mack Wilberg orchestra and chorus The Twelve Days of Christmas — Traditional, arranged by John Rutter orchestra and chorus Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) orchestra White Christmas

words and music by Irving Berlin (1888-1989), arranged by Randol Bass

orchestra and chorus The concert is approximately two hours in length. Severance Hall Christmas set design and scenic construction by Art Crimes Inc. Lighting Designer: Christopher Shick, Vincent Lighting Varilite Programmer: Ben Starett

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Audience Sing-along Joy to the World! 1. Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let ev’ry heart prepare him room, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing. 4. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness And wonders of his love, And wonders of his love, And wonders, wonders of his love.

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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Robert Porco, Director

Lisa Wong, Assistant Director Joela Jones, Principal Accompanist

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally-trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Founded at the request of George Szell in 1952 and following in the footsteps of a number of earlier community choruses, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus has sung in hundreds of performances at home, at Carnegie Hall, and on tour, as well as in more than a dozen recordings. Its members hail from nearly fifty Cleveland-area communities and together contribute over 15,000 volunteer hours each year. SOPRANOS

Lou Albertson* Amy Babinski* Amanda Baker* Karen Bauer-Blazer* Cathleen R. Bohn Chelsea Braden* Emily Bzdafka Mary Jane Carlin Svitlana Cubberley* Susan Cucuzza Carrie Culver Mary Rose Dobe* Lisa Rubin Falkenberg Annie Gartman* Rosie Gellott Lou A. Goodwin* Danielle Greenway Sandhya Gupta* Debbie Gutowski Rebecca S. Hall Natalie Hamilton* Lisa Hrusovsky Shannon R. Jakubczak Sarah Jones Hope Klassen-Kay Kate Macy Mary-Francis Miller* Kathleen Moreland* Julie MyersPruchenski Noreen Norka Jennifer Heinert O’Leary Sarah Osburn Melissa Patton Lenore M. Pershing

Karen Pfeifle* Joy Powell Roberta Privette Cassandra E. Rondinella Sasha Ross* Jennifer Sauer Monica Schie Sharon Shaffer Samantha J. Smith Elizabeth Spencer* Sidney Storry Megan Tettau* Jane TimmonsMitchell Sarah Tobias Melissa Vandergriff Sharilee Walker Carole Weinhardt Mary Krason Wiker* Marilyn Wilson Mary Wilson Constance Wolfe ALTOS

Alexandria Albainy Emily Austin Beth Bailey Katherine Brown Sara Burky* Julie A. Cajigas Kathy Chuparkoff* Barbara J. Clugh Janet Crews Carolyn Dessin Marilyn Eppich Amanda Evans Nancy Gage

Diana Weber Gardner Ann Marie Hardulak Julie Evans Hoffman* Betty Huber Karen Hunt Judith Karberg* Cindy Kenepp* Kelly Kershner* Jenna Kirk Lucia Leszczuk Diana Martin Ginger Mateer Danielle S. McDonald Karla McMullen Shanely Rae Niemi Peggy Norman Marta Perez-Stable Cindy Pitera Ginny Roedig Becky A. Seredick Peggy Shumate Shari Singer Shelley Sobey Ina StanekMichaelis Martha Cochran Truby Sarah B. Turell Laure Wasserbauer Meredith S. Whitney Nancy Wojciak* Flo Worth Debra Yasinow

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Nathan Bachofsky* Eric H. Berko Paul C. Bryson Gerry C. Burdick Thomas Ginsburg Thomas Glynn Robert M. Green* Emilio Jarufe* Daniel M. Katz Peter Kvidera Steve Lawson Rohan Mandelia James Newby Tremaine Oatman Robert Poorman Michael D. Powell Joselín E. Ramírez Matthew Rizer John Sabol Tom Sacharski* Lee Scantlebury James Storry Charles Tobias William Venable Larry Walker* Chester F. Willey

Craig Astler Jack Blazey Nikola Budimir Charles Carr Peter B. Clausen Dwyer Conklyn Steve diLauro Jeffrey Duber Matthew Englehart Thomas E. Evans Richard Falkenberg George Hammer* Robert Higgins Kurtis B. Hoffman Paul Hubbard Thomas Hull Jeral Hurd* Joshua Jones Joel Kincannon Jason Levy Scott Markov Tyler Mason Shaun McGrath Roger Mennell Robert Mitchell Tom Moormann Keith Norman John Riehl Corey Rubin Robert Seaman Michael Seredick Daniel J. Singer David A. Welshhans S. David Worhatch Paul Zeit

* The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is pleased to welcome singers marked

with an asterisk — members of the Blossom Festival Chorus or Cleveland State University Chorale, or former Cleveland Orchestra Chorus members — who are singing with us in these Holiday Festival performances.

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Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus Ann Usher, Director

Suzanne Walters, Assistant Director Dianna White-Gould, Accompanist

Created in 1967, the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is an ensemble of children in grades 6-9 who perform annually with The Cleveland Orchestra. A Preparatory Chorus, comprised of children in grades 5-8, performs twice each year with the Children’s Chorus. The members of the Children’s Chorus and of the Preparatory Chorus rehearse weekly during the school year and are selected by audition with the director (held annually in May and June). A number of Children’s Chorus graduates have continued their association as members of the Youth Chorus or Youth Orchestra or have become adult members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Emily Beal Luke Benko David Bowler Ryan Burdick Claire Chaikin Hannah Cogar Maksim Damljanovic Kendall Duncan Jasmine Feng Joseph Feng Matthew Fleshman Joey Foti Tori Groves

J.R. Heckman Hannah Jencson Amelia Johnson Hanna Langenderfer Victoria MacGregor David Malkin Annamarie Martin C. Elizabeth Martin Reilly McGovern Aishwarya Menon Eunice Min Kristina Mullen Lisa Nazelli

Hayden O. Neidhardt Nathan Niedzwiecki Claire Peyrebrune Rosalie Phillips Rose E. Price Megan Qiang Arjun Ramachandran Lili Roosa Drew Russell Julia Sabik Nicholas Snider Natalie Thomas Kayla Thompson

Joey Thornton Lauren Venesile Maddy Wanke Hannah Woodside Beatrice Woodside Alex Wuertz

Ann Usher

Director, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses

Ann Usher has served as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses since 2000. She prepares the Children’s Chorus for their appearances as part of the annual Christmas concerts, community concerts, and in the Orchestra’s performances of operas and symphonic works that call for children’s voices. Ms. Usher is a professor of music at the University of Akron, where she conducts the University Singers and teaches graduate and undergraduate choral music education. She is also serving as interim director of the University’s School of Music and School of Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration. She previously taught choral music in the public schools, specializing in the middle school level. Ann Usher holds a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and a master of music degree in choral conducting and a doctorate in music education from Kent State University.

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Wooster Chorus Lisa Wong, Director Toni Shreve, Accompanist

Founded in 1964, the Wooster Chorus is comprised of undergraduate students representing all academic areas within the College of Wooster’s liberal arts program. The choir has been praised for its artistry and engaging performances. The Wooster Chorus presents several concerts both on and off campus throughout the academic year, and embarks each spring on a week-long United States tour. SOPRANOS

ALTOS

TENORS

BASSES

Leah Bowers Anne Briggs Amanda Friedman Katy Reindel Kristen Scuderi Jordan Shremshock Lara Sinangil Lauren Smith Lauren Vandenbroeck

Alyssa Angle Cara Haxo Liz Kittner Sarah Mitchell Susannah Montgomery Erin Posey Sarah Roth Chelsea Silva Summit Starr

Dan Groves Ryan O’Dell Mickey Osthimer Trevor Pozderac Kenneth Perry, Jr. Peter Rohweder

Cullen Dolson Brian Fancher James May Adrian Murphy Kyle Weyer

Lisa Wong

Assistant Director of Choruses, The Cleveland Orchestra Director, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Lisa Wong is in her third season as assistant director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra. She is also a faculty member at the College of Wooster, where she conducts the Wooster Chorus and the Wooster Singers and teaches courses in conducting and music education. At Severance Hall, Ms. Wong assists in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances each year. In addition, with the start of the current season, she became director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. She previously taught in public and private schools in New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, where she worked with the choral department of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (including directing the Chamber Choir of the Indiana University Children’s Choir). Active as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, Ms. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Chester University and master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.

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Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Lisa Wong, Director Daniel Singer, Assistant Director John Simmons, Accompanist

Founded in 1991, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus gives vocally talented singers of high-school age the opportunity to experience music-making at a professional artistic level. Comprised of students in grades 9-12, the members of the Youth Chorus represent nearly 45 different communities across Northeast Ohio. The Youth Chorus performs with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra each year, with local colleges and community organizations, and on special occasions with The Cleveland Orchestra. Membership is by annual audition. MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN 2012 CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERTS:

Alex Blumenthaler Madison Fallon Marissa Gatsios Manuel Gomez Zach Henkels Suzy Lefelhocz Suzie Peyrebrune Allison Pfeifle Lydia J. Pfeifle

Benjamin Poe Eric Poe Macie Poskarbiewicz Melissa Rowan Miranda Scholl Devon Steve Abby Sulesky Taylor Sulzbach Matt Turell

Adam Usher Kelsey Usher Logan Usher Zack Venesile Hannah Wargo Emma Weihe Josh Zak

Daniel Singer Assistant Director, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

The 2012-13 season marks Daniel Singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year as assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He is director of choir and orchestra at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. He is also an active arranger and composer, having written for choral and instrumental ensembles throughout the United States. He previously worked as a performer, music director, and teacher in the Chicago area. Mr. Singer holds a bachelor of music degree in choral and instrumental music education from Northwestern University and a master of music degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University.

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WINTER SEASON Thursday January 10 at 8:00 p.m. Friday January 11 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 12 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 * SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 Morning concert includes the concerto * Friday and selections from Smetana’s Má Vlast Sponsor: BakerHostetler

Thursday January 17 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday January 19 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

WIDMANN Lied BARTÓK Dance Suite BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Sponsor: Eaton Corporation

Friday January 18 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joshua Bell, violin KEYBANK FRIDAYS@7

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto BARTÓK Dance Suite Sponsor: KeyBank

Sunday January 20 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Tito Muñoz, conductor Adé Willims, violin Central State University Chorus Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT The Cleveland Orchestra’s 33rd annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland. TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets become available on January 2. Sponsor: KeyBank

Monday January 21 from noon to 5 p.m.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE Severance Hall joins in a city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s life and achievements with a free public open house featuring musical performances by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, and groups from across Northeast Ohio. Watch clevelandorchestra.com for complete details.

Saturday February 9 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday February 10 at 3:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Massimo La Rosa, trombone

RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead ROTA Trombone Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6 Sponsor: FirstMerit Bank

Thursday February 14 at 8:00 p.m. Friday February 15 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday February 16 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Ellie Dehn, soprano Michael Kelly, baritone

NIELSEN Symphony No. 3 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 Sponsor: Medical Mutual of Ohio

Thursday February 21 at 8:00 p.m. Friday February 22 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 23 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday February 24 at 3:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

MOZART Symphony No. 40 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) Sponsor: Jones Day

Thursday February 28 at 8:00 p.m. Friday March 1 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday March 2 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

HENZE Suite from The Bassarids MAHLER Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) Sponsor: PNC

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Friday March 8 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robert Franz, conductor with the Singing Angels FAMILY CONCERT

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SEA Submerge yourself in wet, watery, wonderful music featuring Disney’s beloved theme to The Little Mermaid, Handel’s Water Music, and much more! Come along as we go under the sea and let the waves of enchanting music wash over you as Severance Hall is transformed into an aquatic auditorium for a family evening to remember! Sponsor: The Giant Eagle Foundation

Sunday March 10 at 7:00 p.m. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA James Feddeck, conductor CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH CHORUS Lisa Wong, director

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 BRAHMS Nänie HANSON Song of Democracy Thursday March 21 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday March 23 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Pierre Boulez, conductor

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT Sunday January 20 at 7:00 p.m.

RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet music) MAHLER Symphony No. 7 Friday March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 23 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 23 at 11:00 a.m.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Tito Muñoz, conductor Adé Williams, violin Central State University Chorus Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 33rd annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland.

PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW

THE FABULOUS FLUTE 30-minute programs for ages 3 to 6.

TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets

For a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24/ 7 for Severance Hall concerts, visit www.clevelandorchestra.com.

are required. Tickets become available beginning January 2, 2013.

Cleveland Orchestra Radio Broadcasts: Radio broadcasts of current and past concert performances by The Cleveland Orchestra can be heard as part of regular weekly programming on WCLV (104.9 FM), with programs broadcast on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Program Notes for each regular concert are usually posted in advance online at clevelandorchestra.com.

Concert Sponsor: KeyBank

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA TICKETS PHONE

(216) 231-1111 800-686-1141

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Student Ticket Programs “Under 18s Free,” Student Advantage membership, and Student Frequent FanCard offer affordable access to Cleveland Orchestra concerts all season long The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing one of the youngest audiences of any orchestra in the country. With the help of generous contributors, the Orchestra has expanded its discounted ticket offerings through several new programs. In the opening two months of the current Severance Hall season, nearly 20% of the audience has been been students attending Orchestra concerts through these various programs and offers. S T U D E N T A DVA N TAG E P R O G R A M

The Orchestra’s ongoing Student Advantage Program provides opportunities for students to attend Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall through discounted ticket offers. Membership in the Student Advantage Program is free. A new Student Frequent FanCard was introduced this season. Priced at $50, the FanCard offers students unlimited single tickets (one per FanCard holder) to weekly Classical Subscription Concerts all season long. “UNDER 18s FREE”

Introduced for Blossom Festival concerts two summers ago, the “Under 18s Free” program now includes select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall each season. This program offers free tickets (one per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people ages 7-17 to the Orchestra’s Fridays@7, Friday Morning at 11, and Sunday Afternoon at 3 concerts. All of these programs are supported by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences. The Center for Future Audiences was created with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. 2012 Holiday Festival

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Volunteer Opportunities The Cleveland Orchestra salutes all the hard-working and dedicated volunteers who provide extraordinary service and support. The Cleveland Orchestra has been supported by large numbers of dedicated volunteers since its founding in 1918. Opportunities for volunteering include membership in a variety of organizations and performing groups, and involvement with education, fundraising, and other projects. The Orchestra’s Volunteer Council was established in 1998 to reinforce the impact that volunteers have on the mission of the Orchestra. Two standing volunteer committees provide important support each year. The Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1921 to support the Orchestra’s educational activities. Now open to men as well as women, the Women’s Committee continues its support of the Orchestra through music education, transportation (underwriting buses for Friday Morning concerts), service, and fundraising. The Blossom Women’s Committee, established in 1968, is a state-wide organization that assists in promoting and sustaining each summer’s Blossom Festival. For additional information, please call the Volunteer Office at 216-231-7557.

Jewelry Box Consultations Cowan’s Auctions is now accepting exceptional consignments for the April 14, 2013 Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Live Salesroom Auction. For a private jewelry box consultation, at no obligation, please contact Brad at jewelry@cowans.com or 513-871-1670 ex. 17.

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Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 25th Anniversary Season 2012-2013

Over 400 volunteers provide service-related support each season. Volunteer Ushers participate in “front of house” duties at Severance Hall for Orchestra concerts and many other activities. Tour Guides lead tours of Severance Hall, and Store Volunteers help staff the Orchestra Store at Severance and the Blossom Bandwagon Gift Shop. For more information, please call 216-231-7425.

Presented by Cleveland State University’s Center for Arts and Innovation

“An afternoon of entertaining talk and exhilarating music.” –The Washington Post

Sunday, January 27, 2013 Claude Debussy: Clair de lune, Fireworks and Beyond!

Sunday, March 24, 2013 Schubert in the Age of the Sound Bite

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Bach and the Romantics

Nearly 300 vocalists volunteer their time and talents in the performing groups that support the Orchestra each year. Membership is by audition. The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally-trained, allvolunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Rehearsing weekly throughout the winter season, the Chorus performs choral works with the Orchestra and participates in the Orchestra’s annual Christmas concerts. The Blossom Festival Chorus is comprised of singers from throughout northeastern Ohio, including members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. The Chorus performs with the Orchestra at Blossom Festival concerts. Most summer weeks include two or more rehearsals. For further information, please call the Chorus Office at 216-231-7372.

All concerts begin at 3:00 pm at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium, Euclid Ave. and E. 21st St. For more information call 216.687.5018 or visit www.csuohio.edu/concertseries/kc

Orchestrating every aspect of your next move...

In addition to the groups mentioned on these pages, trustees and other community members support the Orchestra as Fundraising Volunteers for annual operating and endowment gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

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2012 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Tuesday evening, December 18, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.

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Malagueña Amado Mio Mayonaka no Bossa Nova (Midnight Bossa Nova) Little Drummer Boy Congratulations — A Happy New Year Song We Three Kings And Then You’re Gone But Now I’m Back La Soledad

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Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love Sympathique Snowglobe Christmas Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles) Yo te quiero siempre (I Will Always Love You) Diwana yeh parvana La Vergine degli Angeli (from Verdi’s The Force of Destiny) Una Notte a Napoli (One Night in Naples) Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again

The concert is approximately two hours in length. Musical selections are subject to change.

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Thomas M. Lauderdale, piano China Forbes, vocals Gavin Bondy, trumpet Dan Faehnle, guitar Nicholas Crosa, violin Timothy Nishimoto, vocals/percussion Brian Davis, congas/percussion Derek Rieth, bongos/percussion Anthony Jones, drums/percussion Jeff Budin, trombone Ari Shapiro, vocals Norman Leyden, clarinet Pete Plympton, sound engineer

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure. . . . If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” —Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist N E A R LY T W E N T Y Y E A R S A G O in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager-beaver politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun . . . but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud, and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world — crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop — and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” named Pink Martini in 1994 . . . to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education, and parks. One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes, a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song, “Sympathique,” became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je ne veux pas travailler” or “I Don’t Want to Work”) for striking French workers. “All of us in Pink Martini have studied different languages as well as different styles of music from different parts of the world,” says Lauderdale. “So inevitably, our repertoire is wildly diverse. At one moment, you feel like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Ja-

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neiro, and in the next moment, you’re in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli. It’s a bit like an urban musical travelogue. We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America . . . the America that remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world . . . composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.” Featuring ten to twelve musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia and New Zealand, South America, and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, National Symphony in Washington D.C., San Francisco Symphony, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Year’s Eve 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2011; two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Governor’s Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia; two sold-out concerts at Paris’s legendary L’Olympia Theatre in 2011; and Paris’s fashion house Lanvin’s ten-year anniversary celebration for designer Alber Elbaz in 2012. Pink Martini’s debut album, Sympathique, was released independently in 1997 on the band’s own label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale’s dog), and quickly became an international phenomenon, garnering the group nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist” in France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000. Pink Martini released Hang On Little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007, and Splendor in the Grass in 2009. In November 2010, the band released Joy To The World — a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received glowing reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 and 2011 holiday seasons. All five albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece, and Turkey, and have sold well over 2.5 million copies worldwide. In autumn 2011, the band released two albums — A Retrospective, a collection of the band’s most beloved songs spanning their 17-year career, which includes eight previously unreleased tracks, and 1969, an album of collabora2012 Holiday Festival

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tions with legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki. 1969 has been certified platinum in Japan, reaching No. 2 on the Japanese charts with the Japan Times raving “the love and respect Saori Yuki and Pink Martini have for the pop tradition shines through on every track.” The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists, including Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Jane Powell, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas, New York performer Joey Arias, puppeteer Basil Twist, Georges Moustaki, Michael Feinstein, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, clarinetist and conductor Norman Leyden, Japanese legend Hiroshi Wada, Italian actress and songwriter Alba Clemente, DJ Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, the original cast of Sesame Street, the Bonita Vista High School Marching Band from Chula Vista, California, and the Pacific Youth Choir of Portland, Oregon. Singer Storm Large began performing with Pink Martini in March 2011, when China Forbes took a leave of absence to undergo surgery on her vocal chords. Forbes made full recovery and, looking ahead, both she and Large will continue performing with Pink Martini. Pink Martini has an illustrious roster of regular guest artists: NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publish/editor-in-chief of Paper Magazine). Most recently, the four great-grandchildren of Maria and Georg Von Trapp appeared with Pink Martini and are currently working on a joint album project with the band. In January 2012, bandleader Thomas Lauderdale recorded the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile” with the 94-year-old legend Phyllis Diller; this song will be released on a future Pink Martini album, tentatively titled Get Happy.

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The 2012-13 season marks James Feddeck’s fourth year as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in August 2009. He assists Franz Welser-Möst in the preparation of Cleveland Orchestra performances, opera productions, recording projects, and tours. In March 2011, he replaced Welser-Möst at the last minute in the Zurich Opera production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni performed at Severance Hall. He has led a number of new community initiatives, including Cleveland Orchestra collaborative performances with the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Play House. This past summer, he led the Youth Orchestra on its first international tour, with performances in the Czech Republic and Austria. In the United States, Mr. Feddeck has guest conducted the orchestras of Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte (with soloist Yo-Yo Ma), Grand Rapids, Memphis, Omaha, St. Louis, San Diego, and Toledo as well as performances with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra (Ballet Across America Festival) and Aspen Music Festival. In April 2010, he made his European debut with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He makes his Canadian debut in 2013 with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. Before his appointment in Cleveland, Mr. Feddeck was assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. He was a conducting fellow for three summers at the Aspen Music Festival, as a protégé of David Zinman, where he received the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize and later served as assistant conductor. He was the unanimous winner of the Sixth Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition as the youngest participant (at age twenty-two). The Georg Solti Foundation U.S. awarded him a Career Assistance Grant, a new prize for young conductors in the United States. An accomplished organist, James Feddeck has performed recitals throughout North America and Europe and has been featured on the North American radio program Pipedreams. He will give a solo organ recital at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, January 13, 2013. As an oboist, he has a special interest in new music and has commissioned works including Daniel Pinkham’s Oboe Quartet. Mr. Feddeck’s musical training is unusually diverse. He was admitted to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in four areas: piano, oboe, organ, and conducting. At Oberlin, he led his first operatic production, of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In September 2010, Oberlin College awarded him its first Outstanding Young Alumni Award for professional achievement and contributions to society, the college’s highest distinction to alumni of his generation.

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A season's Griot New Year’s Day from Vienna 2013 Hanukkah Lights 2012

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The Cleveland Orchestra: Serving the Community The Cleveland Orchestra draws together traditional and new programs in music education and community involvement to deepen connections with audiences throughout Northeast Ohio

P H OTO G R A P H Y BY R O G E R M A S T R O I A N N I

T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with citizens throughout Northeast Ohio. Education and community programs date to the Orchestra’s founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble’s actitivities for over ninety years. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s educational and community programs reach more than 70,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music and a lifetime of involvement with the musical arts. On these pages, we share photographs from a sampling of these many programs. For additional information about these and other programs, visit us at clevelandorchestra.com or contact the Education & Community Programs Office by calling 216-231-7355.

Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Hay High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades. 2012 Holiday Festival

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El Sistema@Rainey performing at Severance Hall. The initiative is an intensive after-school orchestral music program launched in September 2011 by Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein and Cleveland’s Rainey Institute. Modeled after the national Venezuelan program El Sistema (“the system”), the initiative emphasizes community-based orchestra training from a young age, with a focus on making music fun and inspiring young musicians with a passion for music and for life. The Cleveland Orchestra and education partner Conn-Selmer are the official providers of instruments for the El Sistema@Rainey program, with instrument support from Royalton Music for El Sistema@Rainey Summer Camp.

Through the PNC Musical Rainbows series at Severance Hall, Cleveland Orchestra musicians introduce nearly 10,000 preschoolers each year to the instruments of the orchestra.

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Cleveland Orchestra bassist Mark Atherton with classroom students at Cleveland’s Mayfair Elementary School, part of the Learning Through Music program that fosters the use of music and the arts to support general classroom learning. Education & Community

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O R C H E S T R A THANK YOU The Cleveland Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education programs are made possible by many generous individuals, foundations, and corporations, including:

PROGRAM FUNDERS The Abington Foundation The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Cleveland Clinic The Cleveland Foundation Conn-Selmer, Inc. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Dominion Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Invacare Corporation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation KeyBank The Laub Foundation The Lincoln Electric Foundation The Lubrizol Corporation Medical Mutual of Ohio The Nord Family Foundation Ohio Arts Council Ohio Savings Bank PNC The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Foundation The South Waite Foundation Surdna Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra flutist Marisela Sager working with pre-school students as part of PNC Grow Up Great, a program utilizing music to support pre-literacy and school readiness skills.

ENDOWMENT FUNDS AND FUNDERS Hope and Stanley I. Adelstein Anonymous Kathleen L. Barber Mr. Roger G. Berk In memory of Anna B. Body Isabelle and Ronald Brown Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Roberta R. Calderwood Alice B. Cull Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Emrick, Jr. Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie Mr. David J. Golden The George Gund Foundation Dorothy Humel Hovorka Mr. James J. Hummer Frank and Margaret Hyncik Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Alfred Lerner In-School Performance Fund Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Christine Gitlin Miles Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morganthaler Morley Fund for Pre-school Education Pysht Fund The Ratner, Miller, and Shafran Families and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. In memory of Georg Solti The William N. Skirball Endowment Jules and Ruth Vinney Youth Orchestra Touring Fund

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More than 1,200 talented young musicians have performed as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in the quarter century since its founding in 1986.

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Supporting Excellence, Education, and Community Partnerships The artistic excellence, educational activities, and community programs of The Cleveland Orchestra are sustained and enhanced by a wide base of financial support. Every year, generous individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporate sponsors from throughout the region and beyond express their commitment to the Orchestra through annual, endowed, and deferred gifts. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS Partnering for Success

Sponsorships of The Cleveland Orchestra help corporate donors showcase their partnership with the larger Cleveland community and advance their philanthropic and marketing goals while conducting business in conjunction with Orchestra performances. Opportunities begin at $2,500 for recognition and extend up to the Corporate Partners in Excellence distinction. Corporate sponsorship provides significant company recognition along with unique business networking and entertaining opportunities. ANNUAL GIFTS Making a Difference/Going the Distance

Operating support for The Cleveland Orchestra is provided by thousands of gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations each year. These donations help bridge the difference between earned revenue and expenses, and provide more than one-third of the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income. The Orchestra recognizes and thanks its donors through a variety of benefits. Depending on the level of support, annual donors are recognized through printed listings, special events with musicians, and special access at Severance 2012 Holiday Festival

Hall and Blossom Music Center. The Crescendo Patron Program honors those generous individuals who have made a gift of $2,500 or more in annual operating support. Members enjoy even greater benefits and personal involvement in the life of the Orchestra as a result of their commitment. The Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leadership Council salutes individuals who have pledged Crescendolevel gifts for three or more years. ENDOWMENT GIFTS Sustaining Excellence

The Endowment is the lifeblood of The Cleveland Orchestra. Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity; as such, they are invested to sustain the organization across generations. Donors can provide critical support to a variety of initiatives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including guest artist funding, education and community programming, facility upkeep and maintenance, and audience development initiatives. Donors can add to existing funds or explore new naming and recognition opportunities. The Orchestra recognizes major endowment gifts through membership in the Heritage Society. DEFERRED GIFTS Supporting the Future

Bequests, living trusts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and other deferred gifts can provide a donor with considerable tax savings as well as an income for life. All Legacy Gifts contribute directly to the Endowment, helping to grow the foundation on which the Orchestra will be sustained and enhanced for generations to come. The Orchestra recognizes all deferred gifts through membership in the Heritage Society.

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Sound for the Centennial The Cleveland Orchestra’s artistic health and financial well-being depend on the dedicated and ongoing support of music-lovers throughout Northeast Ohio. The Orchestra’s continued excellence in community service and musical performance can only be ensured through ongoing annual support coupled with increased giving to the Endowment and special fundraising. As the Orchestra approaches its centennial celebration in 2018, the individuals and organizations listed on these pages have made longterm commitments to secure the financial stability of our great Orchestra. This listing represents multi-year commitments of annual and endowment support, and legacy gift declarations, as of October 2012. The Cleveland Orchestra and Musical Arts Association gratefully recognize the transformational support and extraordinary commitment of these individuals, corporations, and foundations toward the Orchestra’s future. To join your name to these visionary contributors, please contact Jon Limbacher, Chief Development Officer, at 216-231-7520. GIFTS OF $5 MILLION AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Maltz Family Foundation Anonymous GIFTS OF $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

BakerHostetler Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton Mrs. M. Roger Clapp Eaton Corporation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley KeyBank Kulas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Mrs. Norma Lerner

The Lubrizol Corporation Sally S. and John C. Morley John P. Murphy Foundation NACCO Industries, Inc. Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation The J. M. Smucker Company Joe and Marlene Toot

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Gay Cull Addicott Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Robert and Jean* Conrad The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Mr. and Mrs. Jon A. Lindseth

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John P. Bergren* and Sarah M. Evans Mr. and Mrs.* Harvey Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Nancy and Richard Dotson Sidney E. Frank Foundation David and Nancy Hooker James D. Ireland III Trevor and Jennie Jones Dr. Vilma L. Kohn Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Mr. Donald W. Morrison

Margaret Fulton-Mueller William J. and Katherine T. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Parker Hannifin Corporation Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks The Skirball Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jules Vinney* David A. and Barbara Wolfort

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Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Ben and Ingrid Bowman George* and Becky Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Iris and Tom Harvie Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Foundation Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Kohrman Mr. Gary A. Oatey RPM International Inc.

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The Cleveland Orchestra’s catalog of recordings continues to grow. The newest DVD features Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony recorded live at Severance Hall under the direction of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst in 2010 and released in May 2011. And, released in 2012, Dvořák’s opera Rusalka on CD, recorded live at the Salzburg Festival. Writing of the Rusalka performances, the reviewer for London’s Sunday Times praised the performance as “the most spellbinding account of Dvořák’s miraculous score I have ever heard, either in the theatre or on record. . . . I doubt this music can be better played than by the Clevelanders, the most ‘European’ of the American orchestras, with wind and brass soloists to die for and a string sound of superlative warmth and sensitivity.” Other recordings released in recent years include two under the baton of Pierre Boulez and a third album of Mozart piano concertos with Mitsuko Uchida, whose first Cleveland Orchestra Mozart album won a Grammy Award in 2011. Visit the Cleveland Orchestra Store for the latest and best Cleveland Orchestra recordings and DVDs.


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Generous contributions to the endowment have been made to support specific artistic initiatives, education and community programming and performances, facilities maintenance costs, touring and residencies, and more. Named funds can be established with new gifts of $250,000 or more. For information about making your own endowment gift to the Orchestra, please call 216-231-7438.

ARTISTIC endowed funds support a variety of programmatic initiatives ranging from guest artists and radio broadcasts to the all-volunteer Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Artistic Collaboration

American Conductors Fund

Keithley Fund

Douglas Peace Handyside Holsey Gates Handyside

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Malcolm E. Kenney

Young Composers Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis

Friday Morning Concerts Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation

International Touring Frances Elizabeth Wilkinson

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Jerome and Shirley Grover Meacham Hitchcock and Family

Concert Previews Dorothy Humel Hovorka

Radio Broadcasts Robert and Jean Conrad

Unrestricted William P. Blair III Fund for Orchestral Excellence John P. Bergren and Sarah S. Evans Margaret Fulton-Mueller Fund Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth

Roger and Anne Clapp James and Donna Reid

Cleveland Orchestra Soloists Julia and Larry Pollock Family Fund

Guest Artists The Eleanore T. and Joseph E. Adams Fund Mrs. Warren H. Corning The Gerhard Foundation Margaret R. Griffiths Trust The Virginia M. and Newman T. Halvorson Fund The Hershey Foundation The Humel Hovorka Fund Kulas Foundation The Payne Fund Elizabeth Dorothy Robson Dr. and Mrs. Sam I. Sato The Julia Severance Millikin Fund The Sherwick Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin Sterling A. Spaulding Mr. and Mrs. James P. Storer Mrs. Paul D. Wurzburger

CENTER FOR FUTURE AUDIENCES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Cleveland Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Future Audiences, created with a lead gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was established to develop new generations of audiences for The Cleveland Orchestra. Center for Future Audiences Maltz Family Foundation

Student Audiences Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund

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Endowed Funds continued from previous page EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY endowed funds help support programs that deepen connections to symphonic music at every age and stage of life, including training, performances, and classroom resources for thousands of students and adults each year. Education Programs Anonymous, in memory of Georg Solti Hope and Stanley I. Adelstein Kathleen L. Barber Isabelle and Ronald Brown Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Alice B. Cull Memorial Frank and Margaret Hyncik Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morgenthaler John and Sally Morley Education Fund The William N. Skirball Endowment

Education Concerts Week The Max Ratner Education Fund, given by the Ratner, Miller, and Shafran families and by Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

In-School Performances Alfred M. Lerner Fund

Classroom Resources Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra The George Gund Foundation Christine Gitlin Miles, in honor of Jahja Ling Jules and Ruth Vinney Touring Fund

Musical Rainbows Pysht Fund

Community Programming Machaskee Fund

SEVERANCE HALL endowed funds support maintenance of keyboard instruments and the facilities of the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert home, Severance Hall: Keyboard Maintenance William R. Dew The Frederick W. and Janet P. Dorn Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Vincent K. and Edith H. Smith Memorial Trust

Organ D. Robert and Kathleen L. Barber Arlene and Arthur Holden Kulas Foundation Descendants of D.Z. Norton Oglebay Norton Foundation

Severance Hall Preservation Severance family and friends

BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER and BLOSSOM FESTIVAL endowed funds support the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer performances and maintenance of Blossom Music Center. Blossom Festival Guest Artist Dr. and Mrs. Murray M. Bett The Hershey Foundation The Payne Fund Mr. and Mrs. William C. Zekan

Landscaping and Maintenance The Bingham Foundation Emily Blossom family members and friends The GAR Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Blossom Festival Family Concerts David E. and Jane J. Griffiths

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gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of September 10, 2012

KeyBank The Lubrizol Corporation NACCO Industries, Inc. The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

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The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Kulas Foundation Maltz Family Foundation State of Ohio Ohio Arts Council The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

John P. Murphy Foundation $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation GAR Foundation The George Gund Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) Andrew W. Mellon Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Severance Society recognizes generous contributors of $1 million or more in cumulative giving to The Cleveland Orchestra. Listing as of September 2012.

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gifts of $2,000 or more during the past year, as of September 10, 2012

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $250,000 TO $499,000

Kulas Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Miami Foundation, from a fund established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Miami) John P. Murphy Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation Ohio Arts Council $100,000 TO $249,999

Sidney E. Frank Foundation GAR Foundation The George Gund Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation The Mandel Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund The Payne Fund Surdna Foundation $20,000 TO $49,999 The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Nonneman Family Foundation The Nord Family Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Sisler McFawn Foundation

$2,000 TO $19,999 Ayco Charitable Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation Bicknell Fund The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation The Collacott Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust Elisha-Bolton Foundation Fisher-Renkert Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Funding Arts Network (Miami) The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust The Hankins Foundation The Muna and Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Kangesser Foundation The Kridler Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation The Jean Thomas Lambert Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Paintstone Foundation The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation The Sherwick Fund Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The Taylor-Winfield Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The partnership with Franz WelserMöst, now in its eleventh season — and with a commitment to the Orchestra’s centennial in 2018 — has moved the ensemble forward with a series of new and ongoing initiatives, including: UNDER THE LEADERSHIP

the establishment of residencies around the world, fostering creative artistic growth and an expanded financial base, including an ongoing residency at the Vienna Musik verein (the first of its kind by an American orchestra); expansion of education and community programs in Northeast Ohio to make music an integral and regular part of everyday life for more people; the 2012-13 season includes the launch of an annual Neighborhood Residency program that will bring The Cleveland Orchestra to neighborhoods across the region for an intensive week of special activities and performances. First stop is the Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland’s Detroit/Shoreway neighborhood in May 2013; an ongoing residency in Florida, under the name Cleveland Orchestra Miami, involving an annual series of concerts and community activities, coupled with an expansive set of educational presentations and collaborations (based on successful educational programs pioneered at home in Cleveland); creative new artistic collaborations, including staged works and chamber music performances, with arts institutions in Northeast Ohio and in Miami; an array of new concert offerings (including Fridays@7 and Celebrity Series at Severance Hall as well as movie, themed, and family presentations at Blossom) to make a wider variety of concerts more available and affordable; concert tours from coast to coast in the United States, including annual appearances at Carnegie Hall; regular concert tours to Europe (including residencies at the Lucerne Festival) and Asia; ongoing recording activities, including new releases under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, Mitsuko Uchida, and Pierre Boulez, as well as a series of DVD concert presentations of symphonies by Anton Bruckner; a concentrated and ongoing effort to develop future generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio, through research, targeted

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discounts, social media offers and promotion, and student ticket programs; continuing and expanded educational partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities across Northeast Ohio and in the Miami-Dade community; additional new residencies at Indiana University and at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival; the return of ballet as a regular part of the Orchestra’s presentations, featuring performances by The Joffrey Ballet; the 2012-13 season featured the Orchestra’s first fully staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens intent on creating an ensemble worthy of joining America’s ranks of major symphony orchestras. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s home brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown, as well as providing an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to develop and refine the Orchestra’s artistry. Year-round performances became a reality in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, one of the most beautiful and acoustically admired outdoor concert facilities in the United States.

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Season’s Greetings . . . and a Happy New Year!

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON — Snow and a big wreath hanging on the front of Severance Hall are unmistakable signs of the holiday season. 2012 is the forty-fourth year that the large wreath has graced the front portico, welcoming audiences each December for special musical programs to celebrate the Christmas season.

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At Severance Hall . . .

JOSHUA BELL PLAYS BEETHOVEN Thursday January 17 at 8:00 p.m. Friday January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday January 19 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

One of today’s great artists performs one of the greatest concertos ever written, Beethoven’s timeless Violin Concerto. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and beautiful tone. Experience his artistry in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. Fridays@7 Sponsor: KeyBank KeyBank Fridays@7 World Music — Post-Concert: Pedrito Martinez Group

CARMINA BURANA Thursday April 11 at 8:00 p.m. Friday April 12 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday April 13 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday April 14 at 3:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Rebecca Nelsen, soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor Stephen Powell, baritone Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

Carl Orff’s joyous Carmina Burana bursts forth like a boisterous street festival — filled with great music, marvelous mayhem, and delightful merriment. This modern-day Canterbury Tales comes complete with lusty hymns to springtime, animated drinking songs, and a swan’s anguishingly ironic farewell to life (on a barbecue spit!). Plus the world premiere of a new work by Sean Shepherd. Sponsor: KeyBank

See also the concert calendar listing on pages 32-33, or visit The Cleveland Orchestra online for a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24 / 7 for Severance Hall concerts.

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