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In the News Perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Spotlight Photo: A Look Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Orchestra News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Distinguished Service Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65


About the Orchestra Musical Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meet the Musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Severance Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Perspectivesfrom the Executive Director Autumn 2012 Welcome to the new season — Franz Welser-Möst’s eleventh year as music director. The months ahead promise exciting music and creative innovation, alongside our continuing dedication to artistic excellence and community service. The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz have just returned from this summer’s European Festivals tour. Once again, their performances were lauded and applauded from Scotland to Salzburg and from Lucerne to Linz. Many music critics, in the midst of praising the Orchestra’s overall artistry, focused on the extraordinary string section — including this quote from Südwest Presse: “This string section can clearly do anything perfectly, and Welser-Möst was able to demonstrate that fact with brio.” Additional excerpts of reviews from the European Festivals tour can be found on page 25 of this program book. The Cleveland Orchestra is devoted to nourishing hearts and minds — through musical performances and education programs. We are devoted to economic vitality — as Ohio’s most visible international ambassador, proudly carrying the name of our great city everywhere we go. And we are devoted to community service. The Orchestra is in the midst of a renaissance of spirit, as we commit ourselves to being ever more relevant to our hometown in a modern and changing world. Over the summer, we announced a series of new and innovative programs for the coming season. These include the Orchestra’s first fully staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, presented with The Joffrey Ballet the week after Thanksgiving at PlayhouseSquare. We’re also continuing our return to the public schools, with a fourth year of performances at area high schools. And we’re introducing the expansion of “Under 18s Free” to select concert series here at Severance Hall. Next spring, we continue our collaborative partnership performing at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and we launch the Orchestra’s first Neighborhood Residency in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District. Details of these and other programs can be found beginning on page 26 of this program book. We owe a debt of gratitude to the generous donors and sponsors who are funding these new activities alongside our core programming. And we invite you, our loyal friends, to consider your own investment in the continuation of these initiatives. Please be counted among the many who ensure the success of this great orchestra, through your participation and financial support.

Gary Hanson P.S. Included in this fall’s elections is an operating levy for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Promoted as the “Right Plan, Right Now,” the success of this funding initiative for education will make a critical difference for Northeast Ohio’s future — and I urge everyone to learn more, to volunteer, and to support the campaign by visiting Severance Hall 2012-13





Robert Shaw rehearsing The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in December 1963, in what was then the chorus rehearsal room at Severance Hall. The allvolunteer Chorus is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding throughout the 2012-13 season. U N D E R T H E L E A D E R S H I P 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 Welser-Möst, 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:

the establishment of residencies around the world, fostering creative artistic growth and an expanded financial base, including an ongoing residency at the Vienna Musikverein (the first of its kind by an American orchestra); 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


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(based on successful educational programs pioneered over the past nine decades at home in Cleveland); concert tours from coast to coast in the United States, including annual appearances at Carnegie Hall; regular concert tours to Europe (including biennial residencies at the Lucerne Festival) and Asia (including a residency at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall in 2010); 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; additional new residencies at Indiana University and at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival; an expanded offering of education and community programs in Northeast Ohio, designed to make music an integral and regular part of everyday life; the 2012-13 season includes a new neighborhood residency program that will feature a week of activities and performances in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District; 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; a concentrated and ongoing effort to develop future generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio, through research, targeted discounts, social media offers and promotion, and student ticket programs; continuing and expanded educational partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities from across Northeast Ohio and in the Miami-Dade community; the return of ballet as a regular part of the Orchestra’s presentations, featuring performances by The Joffrey Ballet; the 2012-13 season includes 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. Severance Hall 2012-13

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operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Festival O F F I C E R S A ND E X E C UT I VE C O MMIT 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 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 T E 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 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 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 Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

NO N- R E S I D E NT T RUS 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 FFI C I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Beth Schreibman Gehring, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Ruth Ann Krutz, State Chair, Blossom Women’s Committee TR U S TE E S E M ERI T 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 EES 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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T H E 2 0 1 2 - 1 3 S E A S O N marks Franz Welser-Möst’s eleventh year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with a long-term commitment extending to the Orchestra’s centennial in 2018. Under his direction, the Orchestra is acclaimed for its continuing artistic excellence, is enlarging and enhancing its community programming at home, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, continues its historic championship of new composers through commissions and premieres, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble. Concurrently with his post in Cleveland, Mr. Welser-Möst became general music director of the Vienna State Opera in September 2010. With a committed focus on music education in Northeast Ohio, Franz Welser-Möst has taken The Cleveland Orchestra back into public schools with performances in collaboration with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The initiative continues and expands upon Mr. Welser-Möst’s active participation in community concerts and educational programs, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and partnerships with music conservatories and universities across Northeast Ohio. Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s leadership, The Cleveland Orchestra has established an ongoing biennial residency in Vienna at the famed Musikverein concert hall and another at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival. Together, they have appeared in residence at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Salzburg Festival, where a 2008 residency included five sold-out performances of a staged production of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka. In the United States, Mr. Welser-Möst has established an annual multi-week Cleveland Orchestra residency in Florida under the name Cleveland Orchestra Miami and, in 2011, launched a new biennial residency at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival. To the start of this season, The Cleveland Orchestra has performed fourteen world and fifteen United States premieres under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction. Through the Roche Commissions project, he and the Orchestra have premiered works by Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Hanspeter Kyburz, George Benjamin, Toshio Hosokawa, and Matthias Pintscher in partnership with the Lucerne Festival and Carnegie Hall. In addition, the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program has brought new voices to the repertoire, including Pintscher, Marc-André Dalbavie, Susan Botti, Julian Anderson, Johannes Maria Staud, Jörg Widmann, and Sean Shepherd. Franz Welser-Möst has led a series of opera performances during his tenure

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in Cleveland, re-establishing the Orchestra as an important operatic ensemble. Following six seasons of opera-in-concert presentations, he brought fully staged opera back to Severance Hall with a three-season cycle of Zurich Opera productions of the MozartDa Ponte operas. He led concert performances of Strauss’s Salome at Severance Hall and at Carnegie Hall in May 2012. Franz Welser-Möst became general music director of the Vienna State Opera in 2010. His long partnership with the company has included acclaimed performances of Tristan and Isolde, a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle with stage director SvenEric Bechtolf, and critically praised new productions of Hindemith’s Cardillac and Janáček’s Katya Kabanova and From the House of the Dead. During the 2012-13 season, his Vienna performances include Wagner’s Parsifal, Strauss’s Arabella and Ariadne auf Naxos, Puccini’s La Bohème, and Berg’s Wozzeck. Mr. Welser-Möst also maintains an ongoing relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recent performances with the Philharmonic include appearances at the Lucerne Festival and Salzburg Festival, in Tokyo, and in concert at La Scala Milan, as well as leading the Philharmonic’s 2011 New Year’s Day concert, viewed by telecast in seventy countries worldwide; he will conduct the New Year’s Day concert again in 2013 and will also lead the Philharmonic in a series of concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2013. Across a decade-long tenure with the Zurich Opera, culminating in three seasons as general music director (2005-08), Mr. Welser-Möst led the company in more than 40 new productions and numerous revivals. Franz Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won major awards, including the Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations. With The Cleveland Orchestra, he has created DVD recordings of live performances of Bruckner symphonies, presented in three accoustically distinctive venues (the Abbey of St. Florian in Austria, Vienna’s Musikverein, and Severance Hall). With Cleveland, he has also released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as well as an all-Wagner album featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman. DVD releases on the EMI label have included Mr. Welser-Möst leading Zurich Opera productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier, Fierrabras, and Peter Grimes. For his talents and dedication, Mr. Welser-Möst has received honors that include recognition from the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, honorary membership in the Vienna Singverein, appointment as an Academician of the European Academy of Yuste, a Gold Medal from the Upper Austrian government for his work as a cultural ambassador, a Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria for his artistic achievements, and the Kilenyi Medal from the Bruckner Society of America. He is the co-author of Cadences: Observations and Conversations, published in a German edition in 2007.


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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst MUSIC DIREC TOR Kelvin Smith Family Chair

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James Feddeck ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


Robert Porco DIRECTOR OF CHORUSES Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair






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Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair

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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

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SECOND VIOLINS Stephen Rose * Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

Emilio Llinas 2 James and Donna Reid Chair

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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 *

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Charles Bernard 2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

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

Stanley Konopka Mark Jackobs

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

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

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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

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Michael Miller TROMBONES Massimo La Rosa*

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

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Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair


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BASSOONS John Clouser *

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Jesse McCormick Hans Clebsch Richard Solis Alan DeMattia

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2012 European Festivals Tour draws praise for Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra The following are excerpted from press reviews of the Orchestra’s performances during its European Festivals Tour August 18 to September 3: “If the strings are the heart and soul of the symphony orchestra, then The Cleveland Orchestra is essentially in terrific shape. . . . It was the full-bodied attack of the strings in the gutsy opening bars, and their brilliantly delicate and muted virtuosity in the second movement, that were the icing on the cake.” —The Scotsman, August 22, 2012 “The Cleveland Orchestra is often described as the aristocrat among American orchestras. If ‘aristocratic’ means spellbinding finesse in sound and style, then their first Edinburgh Festival concert certainly came up trumps. . . . The music we heard gave a lot of pleasure, largely because it was shrewdly chosen to show off the Clevelanders’ fabulous sheen and warmth. —Telegraph, August 22, 2012 “In this one heard a courageous Bruckner, unafraid of dissonances, magnificently brought alive by Franz Welser-Möst and his Cleveland Orchestra.” —Deutschland Radio, August 25, 2012


“Representing the ruins of a demolished tower of concrete and lead, Matthias Pintscher orchestrates a catastrophic destruction in his Chute d’Étoiles (‘Falling Stars’). Metallic explosions of sound run into the calm of a post-apocalyptic ‘sea of lead,’ and it is left to two solo trumpets to drive this cycle of destruction and new creation forward. . . . Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte performed with great verve and in a mirage-like whisper, using idioms not far removed from free jazz; they gradually soar to a state of golden splendor.” —Die Südotschweiz, August 27, 2012 “The host of strings (eight double basses, an unusual complement of twelve violas seated on the conductor’s right, etc.) was amazing — a sound mass with a lot of fighting power. . . . This string section can clearly do anything perfectly, and WelserMöst was able to demonstrate that fact with brio.” —Südwest Presse, August 29, 2012 “[In Smetana’s Má Vlast] Welser-Möst had the harpist touch the strings with great subtlety, and the wiry immediacy of the strings (with William Preucil as concertmaster) was striking.” —Stuttgart Nachrichten, August 29, 2012

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“[In Smetana’s The Moldau] the coloring was precise, almost pointillistic, the tempo flowing and animated, with furious explosive power and dramatic brio in the passage of the cataracts, and with silky sparkle in the violins for the scene of the mermaids in the silvery moonlight. The conductor thoroughly cleansed this earworm from all the patina of spa concerts. The familiar sounded excitingly new — this was definitely worth listening to carefully.” —Esslinger Zeitung, August 29, 2012



Cleveland Orchestra continues innovations in programming and community engagement New programs and expansion include neighborhood residency, ballet, free tickets, and school partnerships and performances




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 coming season’s innovations include new program and audience development activities at Severance Hall, alongside expanded activities outside the concert hall. The Orchestra will venture even farther outside its University Circle home with new programs downtown and on Cleveland’s West Side. At PlayhouseSquare, the Orchestra will collaborate with The Joffrey Ballet, while the organization’s ground-breaking 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. 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 will continue and become a permanent part of the annual schedule thanks to a newly-created endowment fund, and a new partnership with Breakthrough Charter Schools begins in October 2012. Meanwhile, “Under 18s Free,” a program first established for the 2011 Blossom Festival, will come inside Severance Hall for selected concerts, and as the unique Fridays@7 Series enters its fourth season, a bold repertoire move sees world music migrating from the @fter-party entertainment to the main-stage concert with the Orchestra. The KeyBank Fridays@7 series opened on October 5 featuring the music of Stewart Copeland, founder and drummer of The Police, and a collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. In announcing the new initiatives in August, 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 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. On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Orchestra’s performance at Shaker Heights High School is 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

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“UNDER 18s FREE” EXPANDS FROM BLOSSOM TO SEVERANCE HALL The Cleveland Orchestra’s “Under 18s Free” at Blossom program is expanding to Severance


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 nationally-recognized network of high-performing, free, public charter schools operating in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Hall. This follows the unprecedented success of the program for Blossom Festival concerts, where, since its inception in 2011, more than 23,000 young people have attended Cleveland Orchestra concerts. “Under 18s Free” at Severance Hall tickets are available for all KeyBank Fridays@7 concerts, as well as for the Orchestra’s two regular matinee series: Friday Mornings at 11 and Sundays at 3. Free tickets are offered for young people ages 7-17 on a one-for-one basis with paid adult admissions. “Under 18s Free” tickets are available by contacting the Severance Hall Ticket Office. “Under 18s Free” is supported in part by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The Center, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was estabThe Joffrey Ballet performs lished to fund programs to The Nutcracker with The develop new generations Cleveland Orchestra Noof audiences for Cleveland vember 29-December 2. Orchestra concerts in Read more on page 72. Northeast Ohio.


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Student Appreciation Week introduces new $50 Frequent FanCard and welcomes nearly 700 students to concerts October 4-6




The Cleveland Orchestra hosted its second annual Student Appreciation Week with Severance Hall concerts October 4- 6. As part of the Orchestra’s ongoing Student Advantage Program, nearly 700 students attended the Orchestra’s concerts through discounted ticket offers. Membership in the Student Advantage Program is free. A new Student Frequent FanCard was introduced. Priced at $50, the FanCard offers students unlimited single tickets (one per FanCard holder) to Classical Subscription concerts all season long. On October 5, the KeyBank Fridays@7 concert introduced the Orchestra’s “Under 18s Free” program to Severance Hall following two successful summer seasons at Blossom. 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 Student Advantage Audiences. The Center for Future The Cleveland Orchestra Audiences was Student Ambassadors 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. In the first four weekends of the current Severance Hall season, nearly 20% of the audience has been students attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts through these various programs and offers.

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Cleveland Orchestra musicians Sonja Braaten Molloy (violin), Mark Jackobs (viola), Charles Bernard (cello), and Charles Carleton (bass) join with soprano Jung Oh and pianist Christina Dahl in performing a recital on Sunday afternoon, November 4, presented by Heights Arts at a home in Shaker Heights. The performance begins at 3:00 p.m. and features Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major. Seating is limited, reservations required by calling 216-371-3457. TIckets are $50 (or $40 for Heights Arts members). This is the first of four Heights Arts “Close Encounters” recitals during the season, created under the artistic direction of Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein.

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. . . . We need only audition this fine collaboration to enjoy the scintillating energy of the outer movements [of Concerto No. 9] and the internal rigors of the Andantino. The last movement virtually bubbles with infectious wit and digital confidence. . . . [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 musicians Carolyn Warner (piano) and Stephen Warner (violin), performing as the Cleveland Duo, join together with saxophonist James Umble to present a recital on Sunday afternoon, October 21, at the Brecksville United Church of Christ (25 Public Square, Brecksville). The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. and features works by Bach, Ravel, Bloch, and Shostakovich, as well as original compositions by Dave Morgan and Evan Chambers. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be received at the door. For more information, call 440-526-3264.

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Cleveland Orchestra musician Kim Gomez (violin) performs a recital with pianist Susan Schoeffler on Sunday afternoon, October 21, at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland (21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights). The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. and features works by Debussy, Schubert, and Bartók. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken at the door.








OrchestraNews Family Concert series begins on October 28 with Spooktacular III

Cleveland Orchestra’s Distinguished Service Award presented to Maltzes

The Cleveland Orchestra’s season of Family Concerts opens on Sunday afternoon, October 28, with “Halloween Spooktacular III.” Intended for children ages 7 and older, the series is designed to introduce young people to classical music. Subscription packages for all three concerts in the series, as well as individual tickets, are now available. In addition to each one-hour Orchestra concert, the Family Concert Series features free, pre-concert activities, including an “Instrument Discovery” in which children can try playing various instruments. At “Halloween Spooktacular!” on Sunday, October 28, families are invited to wear Halloween costumes and join The Cleveland Orchestra for an afternoon of fun ghost tales in this story-based program featuring Halloween favorites including Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky), Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns), “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird (Stravinsky), and the Tale of Baba Yaga (Mussorgsky). The concert is led by conductor Kelly Corcoran. The series continues in 2013 with “Symphony Under the Sea” on Friday evening, March 8, led by conductor Robert Franz, followed by “Fables, Fantasies, & Folklore” on Sunday afternoon, May 12, led by conductor Michael Butterman.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s seventeeth annual Distinguished Service Award was presented to Milton and Tamar Maltz at the start of the Orchestra concert on October 6. The award, created in 1996, honors a person or organization that has provided continuing exemplary service to the Musical Arts Association, the non-profit parent organization that operates The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Festival. The Maltzes have demonstrated exceptional and continuous dedication to The Cleveland Orchestra and the arts community in Northeast Ohio across four decades. They have been generous contributors to the Orchestra’s Annual Fund and to special projects such as, in 2000, the internationally acclaimed renovation of Severance Hall. In 2010, their visionary leadership helped launch The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, which was generously endowed with a lead gift of $20 million from the Maltz Family Foundation. The Center was established to create and fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. The complete award citation can be read on page 65 of this book. 1.855.GO.STORM


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Radio station WCLV celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing classical music to Northeast Ohio with a special public open house and day of live music performances on Thursday, November 1. Since 1965, 104.9 classical FM WCLV has been the radio home of The Clevelnd Orchestra, and the Orchestra’s first broadcast on WCLV, from September 23 that year, will be aired during the celebrations on November 1. Also featured that day will be a live performance by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and performances by many other local musicians. WCLV’s new studios at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with birthday cake and opportunities to meet WCLV announcers and hear the live musical performances in person. As part of the celebrations, a special Concert Preview is being held before The Cleveland Orchestra concert on Saturday, October 20, in which Orchestra executive director Gary Hanson and WCLV founder and announcer Robert Conrad will discuss the Orchestra’s history of broadcasting from Severance Hall, Blossom, and from tour locations around the world.



Please join in extending congratulations and warm wishes to: Frank Rosenwein (oboe) and Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin), who were married June 10. Martha Baldwin (cello) and Micah Leibowitz, whose baby daughter, Zoe Kathleen, was born on August 14. Robert Woolfrey (clarinet) and Tanya Ell (cello), who were married on September 8.

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The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes oboe Mary Lynch, who was appointed last February and began playing with the Orchestra in August. Born in Washington D.C., Ms. Lynch completed her master of music degree earlier this year at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Elaine Douvas and Nathan Hughes. She also holds a bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with John Ferrillo, and was a student of Daniel Stolper at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was principal oboe of the New York String Orchestra in 2009 and 2010. While a student in Boston, she performed as co-principal oboe of the Discovery Ensemble (2008-10) and as a frequent substitute with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.




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Concert Previews The Cleveland Orchestra offers a variety of options for learning more about the music before each concert begins. For each concert, the program book includes program notes commenting on and providing background about the composer and his or her work being performed that week, along with biographies of the guest artists and other information. You can read these before the concert, at intermission, or afterward. (Program notes are also posted ahead of time online at, usually by the Monday directly preceding the concert.) The Orchestra’s Music Study Groups also provide a way of exploring the music in more depth. These classes, professionally led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge, meet weekly in locations around Cleveland to explore the music being played each week and the stories behind the composers’ lives. Free Concert Previews are presented one hour before most subscription concerts throughout the season at Severance Hall. The previews (see listing at right) feature a variety of speakers and guest artists speaking or conversing about that weekend’s program, and often include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Cleveland Orchestra Concert Previews are presented before every regular subscription concert, and are free to all ticketholders to that day’s performance. Previews are designed to enrich the concert-going experience for audience members of all levels of musical knowledge through a variety of interviews and through talks by local and national experts. Concert Previews are made possible by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka. October 18, 19 “Russian Passions” with Jason Harris, assistant professor of choral conducting, Oberlin College

October 20 “Celebrating 50 Years of WCLV”

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October 25, 26, 27 “Mood and Melody” with Rose Breckenridge, Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups administrator and lecturer

November 8, 9, 10 “From Myth to Mysticism” with Rose Breckenridge, Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups administrator and lecturer

November 23, 24, 25 “Ebony, Ivory, and Melody: Pianist-Composers as Lyrical Poets” with Eric Charnofsky, lecturer, musicology and keyboard, Case Western Reserve University For Concert Preview details, visit

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Pinchas Steinberg, conductor nikolai rimsky-korsakov (1844-1908)

Suite from The Golden Cockerel 1. 2. 3. 4.

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King Dodon in His Palace King Dodon on the Battlefield King Dodon with Queen Shemakka Marriage Feast and Lamentable End of King Dodon

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Alexander Nevsky, Opus 78

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Russia under the Mongolian Yoke Song about Alexander Nevsky The Crusaders in Pskov Arise, ye Russian People The Battle on Ice Field of the Dead Alexander’s Entry into Pskov

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The concerts will end at approximately 9:50 each evening. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA RADIO BROADCASTS

Current and past Cleveland Orchestra concerts are broadcast as part of regular weekly programming on WCLV (104.9 FM), Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. This week’s program will be broadcast on Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m.

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on this weekend’s program, led by guest conductor Pinchas Steinberg, features a range of emotions, from love and joy to pride and despair — and often with a dark coloring of foreboding and fate, even in the happiest moments. All three pieces are masterful musical renderings of stories and scenes from longer ago, filled with passion and action, sorrow and regret. Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel tells the fanciful tale of a king (or Czar) who makes a bargain for power, but who is eventually undone when his accounts must be settled. The Golden Rooster of the title is indispensible in the king’s success — and in his downfall and death. The music is large, forceful, and painterly — etching details of drama, delight, and destruction. Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini is among the most Romantic works of a very Romantic composer. Here, he portrays the longings and deaths of an infamous pair of Italian lovers, sentenced to purgatory and eternal damnation. Hell never sounded . . . so . . . beautiful. These concerts end with Prokofiev’s cantata from his epic score to Sergei Eisenstein’s film Alexander Nevsky. Here, modern technology (film) came together with a modern master of orchestral coloring (Prokofiev) to depict an epic story from Russia’s glorious past. With the vocal assistance of mezzosoprano Sasha Cooke and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, we hear battles raging, the ice cracking beneath an army’s advance. We revel in the victory and future glories of this iconic hero, and mourn the deaths and loss, too. Russian stories, grandly told. —Eric Sellen Severance Hall 2012-13

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Suite from The Golden Cockerel [Le Coq d’or] from the opera composed 1906-07



RIMSKYKORSAKOV born March 18, 1844 Tikhvin, Russia (near Novgorod) died June 21, 1908 St. Petersburg, Russia

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A L E X A N D E R P U S H K I N , widely regarded as Russia’s greatest 19th-century poet, inspired some of the country’s finest operas, including Boris Godunov, Eugene Onégin, Russlan and Ludmilla, and The Queen of Spades. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov had already used Pushkin’s writings as the sources for two operas (Mozart and Salieri, 1897 and The Tale of Tsar Saltan, 1900) when he enlisted Vladimir Bielsky to turn Zolotoy Petushok (“The Golden Cockerel” or, in French, Le Coq d’or) into a libretto in 1906. The composer had been embroiled in a nasty political situation supporting the dissident views of students at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the wake of the Russian embarrassment in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Rimsky-Korsakov temporarily lost his teaching post, but was soon restored following faculty and student protests. He spent the summer of 1906 bringing his autobiography up to date at Riva on Lake Garda in northern Italy. As soon as he returned to St. Petersburg in September, he began composing The Golden Cockerel. Progress on the score, however, was slowed by his heavy commitments to teaching, concerts, rehearsals, and administrative duties. When the work was finished a year later, it was submitted to the government censors, who, as they had seventy years before with Pushkin’s original story, demanded that certain changes be made in this pointed satire on autocratic bungling before it was fit for public consumption. Rimsky balked, and the premiere was forced to be postponed. Felix Blumenfeld conducted the Introduction and Wedding March from the score on a concert of the Russian Symphony on February 29, 1908, with good success, but the opera remained unperformed while the composer continued to battle with the censors. Already suffering from heart disease and asthma, Rimsky-Korsakov died in June 1908, his death almost certainly hastened by strain from the problems over censorship. Rimsky-Korsakov never saw The Golden Cockerel performed. The opera was fi nally presented at Zimin’s Theater in Moscow on October 7, 1909. It acquired the French title by which it is now commonly known outside Russia — Le Coq d’or — when Diaghilev presented it during his 1914 Paris season, in

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an unusual production in which the onstage roles were taken by dancers while the vocalists sang from the wings. British musicologist and authority on 19th-century Russian music M. Montagu-Nathan offered the following synopsis of the opera’s plot: “King Dodon takes counsel with his nobles in order to devise a means whereby the constant plotting of a neighboring ruler may be frustrated. Ere a practicable scheme has been evolved, there enters an Astrologer, who proffers a golden cockerel. With the bird watching over the city, the King may sleep; danger will be sounded by a warning crow. “At the cockerel’s first alarm the king dispatches his two [simple-minded] sons to lead his army; at the second he betakes himself to the field of battle. The first sight that meets his gaze is that of his two sons, who have done each other to death. At dawn, he perceives a tent. Dodon and his General mistake this as belonging to the leader of the opposing army, but to their astonishment there emerges from it the lovely Queen of Shemakha. She completely infatuates and ruthlessly fools old Dodon, who finally asks her to share his throne. “On their return in state to the capital, Dodon is reminded by the Astrologer of his promised token of gratitude. The King, asking his price, is horrified by his demand for the person of his bride. Infuriated, he slays the Astrologer. The Queen deserts him, and he is killed by the golden beak of the avenging cockerel. In a brief epilogue, the Astrologer returns to life and assures the spectators that only he and the Queen are mortals; what they have witnessed is but a fantasy.” For all of its violence, Le Coq d’or is essentially humorous and satirical, the direct theatrical predecessor in mood and subject of the zany goings-on in Shostakovich’s The Nose and Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. The music, full of melody (often showing a strong folk influence), harmonically rich, and glowingly orchestrated, was also the source of stylistic inspiration for the 1910 Firebird of Igor Stravinsky, who began his studies with Rimsky during the opera’s composition. The concert suite that Rimsky-Korsakov’s students Alexander Glazunov and Maximilian Steinberg derived after the composer’s death includes four scenes from the opera as movements. —Richard E. Rodda © 2012

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At a Glance Rimsky-Korsakov wrote his opera Zolotoy Petushok (“The Golden Cockerel”) in 19061907. He died prior to its first performance, on October 7, 1909, in Moscow, presented by the opera company of the Russian impresario Sergei Zimin; Emil Cooper conducted. The concert suite from the opera was compiled by Rimsky-Korsakov’s students Alexander Glazunov and Maximilian Steinberg after the composer’s death. The opera became known outside Russia by the French name Le Coq d’or following a production by the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1914. The opera suite runs about 25 minutes in performance. The score calls for piccolo, 2 flutes (second doubling second piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (cymbals, triangle, tambourine, tam tam, snare drum, bass drum, glockenspiel), 2 harps, celesta, and strings. Music from The Golden Cockerel has been part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s repertoire since the ensemble’s third season, in 1920-21, most often in the orchestral excerpt “Introduction and Wedding March.” This week’s performances are the first of the complete orchestra suite.



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Francesca da Rimini, Opus 32 composed 1876 TCHAIKOVSK Y SUFFE RE D


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throughout his life from recurrent illnesses. For the one that afflicted him during the spring of 1876, his physician ordered him to France to take the cure at Vichy, and he set out late in the spring, after he had finished his teaching duties at the Moscow Conservatory. The trip was not completely unattractive to Tchaikovsky, since it offered him a chance to visit his brother Modeste in Lyons before and after his treatment. Modeste discovered that Pyotr was thinking of writing a new opera, and suggested Hamlet, Othello, and Francesca da Rimini as possible subjects. Tchaikovsky had already received a libretto by Konstantin Zvanstev, based on Dante’s account of Francesca in The Inferno, and he was much taken with the story’s pathos and restless energy — though he was wary of the full Wagnerian treatment that Zvanstev’s adaptation demanded. Tchaikovsky’s theatrical passion at the time was Bizet’s Carmen, whose conciseness, clarity, realism, and intensity were for him the operatic ideal. He turned down Zvanstev’s libretto. (Tchaikovsky stopped at Bayreuth on the way back to Moscow that summer to file reports on the inaugural Wagner festival in that town for the journal Russky Viedomosti. The assignment left him with enthusiasm for the German composer’s music, but confirmed his distrust of Wagnerian theories and dramaturgy.) The stillborn opera project, however, enticed Tchaikovsky to return to the story’s source, and he wrote to Modeste that on the train from Lyons to Paris he “read the Fifth Canto of The Inferno, and was beset by the wish to compose a symphonic poem.” (Interestingly, nearly thirty years later, Modeste fashioned a libretto on the Francesca story for composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.) Tchaikovsky set to work on the score when he returned to Moscow, and on October 26th wrote to Modeste, “I have just finished sketching a new work, the symphonic fantasia Francesca da Rimini. I have worked on it with love (‘con amore’) and believe my love has been successful.” The orchestration was completed in November, and on March 9, 1877, Tchaikovsky oversaw the Fantasia’s premiere, given by Nicholas Rubinstein and the Russian Musical Society in Moscow; it was a great success. Exactly one year later, FranAbout the Music


Francesca da Rimini in Art

Dante’s story of the tragic love of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo has been the subject for many artists’ paintings and drawings over the years. AT LEFT: “Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca” (oil on canvas) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1819. BELOW: “Paolo and Francesca” (watercolor) by Joseph Anton Koch, 1823.

LEFT: “Plate 18: I, through compassion fainting . . .” portraying Francesca and Paolo trapped with the souls of the Second Circle of Hell, from Gustave Doré’s famous set of etchings illustrating Dante’s Inferno, 1857.


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cesca di Rimini was introduced to St. Petersburg; the composer’s brother Anatol reported that “there was no end to the applause” and that the musicians of the imperial city thought it the best thing Tchaikovsky had done to date. (Francesca remained one of Tchaikovsky’s particular favorites among his own works — he chose to have the piece played to acknowledge the awarding of an honorary doctorate to him by Cambridge University in 1893.) In the fall of 1876, Tchaikovsky was perhaps emotionally primed to portray Dante’s tale of fate-tossed lovers. He lived then in constant fear that his homosexuality would become generally known, and he tried to devise means to protect his public persona. On September 22, he confided to Modeste, “From this day I will seriously consider entering matrimony with any woman. I am convinced that my inclinations are the greatest and insuperable barrier to my well-being, and I must by all means struggle against my nature.” And three weeks later: “What a dreadful thought that people close to me are ashamed of me! In a word, I am determined by means of marriage or public connection with a woman to shut the mouths of sundry despicable creatures whose opinions I despise but who may cause pain to people I love.” The following spring, just as Tchaikovsky was beginning to sketch the Fourth Symphony, Antonina Miliukov, a forgotten student in one of his lecture classes, wrote to him professing her love and threatening suicide if he refused to see her. Tchaikovsky’s desperation of the previous autumn turned into action — and the two were married on July 18, 1877. They lived together for two terrible, unconsummated weeks, and then separated amid the distraught husband’s searing self-deprecation, convinced that he was a victim of Fate, “the Fate that seeks to crush man’s every happiness,” he lamented. Tchaikovsky remained alone for the rest of his life, though the marriage was never legally annulled. In Dante’s tale, Francesca was the daughter of Guido da Polenta, the 13th-century Duke of Ravenna, who arranged her marriage to Giovanni Malatesta, son of the Duke of Rimini. Malatesta was a man of nobility and distinction, but he was crippled and older than his bride. It is perhaps understandable then that Francesca fell in love with Malatesta’s younger and handsome brother Paolo, known as “Il Bello”; her love was requited. Discovering the lovers in embrace, Malatesta drew his dagger and rushed at Paolo. Francesca threw herself between the brothers, and was killed. “He withdrew the dagger,” reported Severance Hall 2012-13

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The opening section represents the gateway to the Inferno (“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”). The chilling portal is conjured by the lugubrious introduction, in slow tempo; the infernal whirlwinds of the woeful Pit of Hell are vented in the rushing, swirling music that follows.


Boccaccio of the tragedy that occurred about 1288, “and again struck at Paolo and slew him; and so, leaving them both dead, he hastily went his way and betook himself to his wonted affairs; and the next morning the two lovers, with many tears, were buried together in one grave.” Dante assigned Francesca and Paolo to the Second Circle of his Inferno, the region given to the eternal punishment of adulterers. There they joined Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Paris, Tristan, Isolde, and others who, in life, were driven by storms of passion, and in Hell are forever tossed and tormented by an infernal tempest. Tchaikovsky’s symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini, according to Catherine Drinker Bowen, author of Beloved Friend, the chronicle of the relationship between the composer and Nadezhda von Meck, “achieves the very perfection of the Romantic ideal of program music.” Tchaikovsky noted that the first section represents “the gateway to the Inferno (‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here’). Tortures and agonies of the condemned.” The chilling portal is conjured by the lugubrious introduction, in slow tempo; the infernal whirlwinds of the woeful Pit are vented in the rushing, swirling music that follows. Next, Tchaikovsky continued, “Francesca tells the story of her tragic love for Paolo.” The Fantasy’s middle portion is a full treatment — an extended set of free variations — on Francesca’s theme, a melody of such appeal and lyricism that it was years later turned into a pop tune by Alec Templeton. Tchaikovsky quoted Dante’s verses on the flyleaf of the score: “There is no greater pain than happiness remembered in time of misery.” Francesca describes how she and Paolo were innocently reading the tale of Lancelot and Guinevere when their eyes met, and then He who will never be separate from me, Kissed me on the mouth, trembling all over. The book and writer both were love’s purveyors. We read no more in it that day.

At a Glance Tchaikovsky began his symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini late in the summer of 1876 while in Paris. He completed the score in Moscow in November. The world premiere was given on March 9, 1877, in Moscow, with Nikolai Rubinstein conducting the orchestra of the Russian Musical Society’s Moscow chapter. This work runs just over 20 minutes in performance. Tchaikovsky scored it for 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes and english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam), harp, and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini in April 1926 under founding music director Nikolai Sokoloff. It was most recently presented at Severance Hall in February 2009 under the direction of Kirill Petrenko.

The Fantasy’s closing section recalls, said Tchaikovsky, “the turmoil of Hades,” and Francesca da Rimini ends with powerful, thrusting chords spread across the full orchestra. —Richard E. Rodda © 2012 Richard Rodda writes program notes for orchestras and festivals throughout the United States. He lives in Cleveland and has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University.

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Alexander Nevsky, Opus 78 composed 1938 T H O S E W H O H AV E S E E N



PROKOFIEV born April 27, 1891 Sontsovka, Russia (now Krasnoye in Ukraine) died March 5, 1953 Moscow

Eisenstein’s film epic Alexander Nevsky with Prokofiev’s music are unlikely to ever forget the experience — especially the “The Battle on Ice,” a scene that made cinematographic history. For the film, the music of Alexander Nevsky was very closely coordinated with the screen action; the scenario records each shot with the corresponding measures of music. Such precision — seemingly more common (in all meanings of the word) in today’s film industry — could be made possible only by a close collaboration and a high degree of mutual understanding between Eisenstein and Prokofiev, who were exploring new ground for such coordination in 1938. Eisenstein biographer Yon Barna writes that “from their first meeting, they needed few words to understand each other; both were ready to start work immediately.” Prokofiev’s legendary punctuality and his extraordinary “ability to penetrate the very essence of a film image” made him an ideal team-worker. In 1939, a year after the film was released, Prokofiev drew a seven-movement cantata from the soundtrack, creating a piece for the concert hall without the fi lm. Of the cantata’s seven movements, five feature chorus, one is purely orchestral, and one is a song for mezzo-soprano and orchestra.


The first movement (“Russia under the Mongolian Yoke”) evokes the sad conditions in 13th-century Russia through rather dark orchestral colors. The slow tempo and the use of lowpitched instruments such as bass clarinet, contrabassoon and tuba, in addition to the anxious tremolos (“trembling” repeated notes) of the strings, create a gloomy atmosphere, setting the scene for the hero’s appearance. In the second movement (“Song about Alexander Nevsky”), the chorus tells about Alexander’s first great exploit, his victory over the Swedes on the Neva river that gave him the surname Nevsky. What is remarkable about this music is the understated tone of the narrative. The chorus rarely rises above piano (“soft”) in volume, and we hear largely only one or two parts at a time (the sopranos are left out altogether). The melody imitates a lyrical folk-song, and its tone suggests, above all, the people’s Severance Hall 2012-13

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ALEXANDER NEVSKY Russian history in the 13th century is a continuous series of wars, among competing Russian principalities and between Russians and foreign invaders. The first great Russian state — known from the 9th century onward as Rus, with Kiev as its capital — was destroyed by the Mongols in the 1240s. The Asians, however, did not try to impose their direct rule on the territories lying far north of Kiev, including Alexander’s Novgorod. In the northern principalities, life went on more or less as usual. It wasn’t until later that the Asian-Mongol lords began to seriously enforce taxation and recruitment for the Mongol army (known as the “Golden Horde”). Alexander Nevsky (1220-1263) was prince of Novgorod and, later, a grand prince of the state of Vladimir. He was a loyal vassal of the Mongols. His policy was to appease the Golden Horde in order to assure their benevolence. He did not hesitate to fight his own brothers to protect this alliance. Nevertheless, when attacks came from the West, the Mongols did not rush to Alexander’s defense. In Novgorod territory, Alexander had to combat the Swedes, the Teutonic Knights, and the Lithuanians all on his own. It is not entirely clear whether these forces represented major threats to Russia or merely conducted occasional raids to loot the countryside. In any event, Alexander felt they had to be Nevsky leading his troops in the film. dealt with and firmly stood his ground. Although not an uncontroversial figure because of his Mongol sympathies, Alexander was certainly one of the most powerful political and military leaders of his time. He became a hero of a 13th-century biography, somewhat idealized, which served as the main source for Eisenstein’s film. He was canonized as a saint, and in subsequent centuries was increasingly seen as one of Russia’s greatest heroes. In 1725, Catherine I established the Order of Alexander Nevsky (“For Toil and Fatherland”), which was revived by Stalin in 1942 after the German offensive in World War II. Thus the connection between Alexander’s defeat of the Teutonic Knights and Stalin’s war against Hitler was made quite explicit. There is little doubt that four years earlier, in 1938 (the year of the Austrian Anschluss and the Munich conference, when Germany was overtly preparing for war) the timeliness of the medieval story was already evident to both makers and viewers of the film Alexander Nevsky.


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great love for Alexander. The third movement (“The Crusaders in Pskov”) presents Alexander’s new enemies, the Teutonic Knights. Their religious order also used to be a strong independent military and political force in the Baltic Region. Eisenstein had suggested that Prokofiev use original religious music of the period to portray the invaders. According to Eisenstein biographer Yon Barna, however, “Prokofiev found these left him cold and came up with an alternative proposal which coincided with Eisenstein’s own basic stylistic ideas for the film: to arrange the music ‘not in the form in which it sounded at the time of the battle on the ice, but as we would imagine it sounding today’.” What Prokofiev and Eisenstein imagined was a ditty-like chorale melody, sung by the altos, tenors, and basses to a Latin sentence made up of words that do occur at various points in the Roman church liturgy, but whose combination here is entirely non-sensical. Before and after the chorus, as well as between its two stanzas, there is a menacing ritornello (an instrumental refrain) in a slow tempo, played by brass and percussion instruments. In the middle of the movement, the strings intone an “expressive and doleful” (“espressivo e dolente”) melody of a distinctly Russian flavor that soon gives way to the menacing brass and the return of the Knights’ melody. The fourth movement (“Arise, ye Russian People”) is the march of the defenders. A stirring patriotic call to arms, it is cast in the meter in which many old church hymns were also written. A second melody (sung in unison by the altos, followed by the basses) is more lyrical and invokes Mother Russia, whose soil must be kept free from enemies. The first melody returns and closes the movement. The fifth movement (“The Battle on Ice”) is the longest in the cantata. It depicts the great battle on a frozen lake, and consists of no fewer than nine separate sections: 1. A mysterious slow introduction, somewhat reminiscent of the first movement, with its tremolos and string figurations set against slow-moving wind melodies.

At a Glance Prokofiev wrote the soundtrack to Sergei Eisenstein’s film Alexander Nevsky in 1938; he arranged a sevenmovement “cantata” from the film score the following year. It was premiered in Moscow on May 17, 1939, with the composer leading the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. The seven movements of the Alexander Nevsky cantata run about 40 minutes in performance. Prokofiev’s score calls for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (triangle, snare drum, tambourine, maracas, woodblock, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, bells, xylophone, chime), harp, and strings, plus mixed chorus and mezzo-soprano soloist. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed the cantata Alexander Nevsky in March 1983, under Riccardo Chailly. The most recent performances were given in July 2005, under Jahja Ling. The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus recorded Alexander Nevsky in 1983 with conductor Riccardo Chailly.

2. A faster, march-like section where the gradual crescendo indicates that the enemy is drawing near. The tuba solo, answered by a horn, should be noted in particular. 3. The chorus of the Knights repeats the fake chant with the Latin gibberish from the third movement. However, the Severance Hall 2012-13

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orchestration is much more powerful than the first time and the full chorus is used, including the sopranos. 4. The march of the second section returns in a heavier orchestration. 5. The beginning of the clash between the two armies is portrayed by excited rhythmic figures in alternating instrumental groups, with the percussion instruments prominent. The melody of “Arise, ye Russian People” from the fourth movement reappears. 6. The Knights’ chorus from the third section returns with much greater intensity. 7. The battle itself: two phrases in different keys (one in D major and one in B-flat major) alternate, portraying the two opposing armies. Material from the fourth movement is heard again as the patriotic Russian melodies are pitted against the ponderous chant-like bass tones representing the Teutonic Knights. 8. An Adagio section consisting of scalar runs in the strings and winds, accompanied by the harp. The invaders sink to their deaths as the ice breaks on the lake. A melody with an unusually wide range is heard, first fortissimo and then gradually decreasing in volume. 9. The lyrical second melody from the fourth movement returns, played pianissimo by solo violins in their highest register (“no enemies may dwell on Russia’s sacred soil”). The rest of the strings add beautiful ornamentation to the melody. The sixth movement, the song “Field of the Dead,” is a lament for those who have died in the battle and a love song for one who has survived. In the orchestral introduction, divided violins play the same melody with different techniques and articulations — an exceptional effect of orchestration. Prokofiev imitated the style of Russian folksong so well that this mezzo-soprano solo could pass for an authentic traditional melody. The seventh and last movement (“Alexander’s Entry into Pskov”) celebrates the Russian victory. One happy and serene melody after another expresses the joy of the people of Novgorod. One of the battle scene’s episodes (No. 5) is briefly recalled before the entire chorus joins in for “Na Rusi rodnoy” (a lyrical melody from the fourth movement, which we also heard in the fifth). The work ends with an exuberant paean to Mother Russia. —Peter Laki © 2012


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Alexander Nevsky T E X T Cantata for Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloist from the movie score of 1938


Orchestral Introduction: Russia under the Mongolian Yoke

II. Pesnya ob Aleksandre Nevskom

Song about Alexander Nevsky

A i bylo delo na Nevé reké, na Nevé reké, na bolshoy vodé. Tam rubili my zloye voinstvo — zloye voinstvo, voisko shvedskoye. Ukh! Kak bilis my, kak rubilis my! Ukh! Rubili korabli po dostochkam! Nashu krov rudu ne zhaleli my za velikuyu zemlyu russkuyu. Gei! Gde poshol topor, byla ulitsa, gde letelo kopyo, pereulochek! Polozhili my shvedov nemchikov, kak kovyl travu na sukhoy zemlye. Nye ustupim my zemlyu russkuyu, kto pridyot na Rus, budyet na smert bit. Podnyalasya Rus suprotiv vraga, Podnimis na boy, slavny Novgorod!

It happened by the Neva river, by the Neva, by the great waters. There we cut down the enemy warriors, the enemy warriors, the Swedish host. Ah! How we fought, we hacked them down! Ah! We hacked their ships to pieces! We did not spare our blood for our great Russian land. Hey! A path began where the axe was swung, a street appeared where the spear was thrust! We scythed down the Swedish invaders, like grass on parched soil. We shall never surrender our Russian land. Those who attack Russia will meet death. Arise, Russia, against the enemy, rise to arms, proud Novgorod!

III. Krestonostsi vo Pskove

The Crusaders in Pskov

Peregrinus expectavi pedes meos, in cymbalis . . .

A foreigner, I expected my feet to be cymbal-shod . . .

IV. Vstavayte, lyudi russkiye

Arise, ye Russian People

Vstavayte, lyudi russkiye na slavny boy, na smertny boy. Vstavaytye, lyudi volnye, za nashu zemlyu chestnuyu! Zhivym boitsam pochot i chest, a myortvym slava vechnaya! Za otchi dom, za russky kray, vstavaytye, lyudi russkiye!

Arise, ye Russian people, to a glorious battle, a battle to the death. Arise, ye free people, for our beloved country! High honor to the living warrior, and immortal glory to the dead! For our native home, our Russian land, arise, ye Russian people! PLEASE TURN PAGE QUIETLY

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Na Rusi rodnoy, na Rusi bolshoy, nye byvat vragu. Podnimaysya, vstan, mat rodnaya!

In our native Russia, in our great Russia, no enemy shall stand. Up, arise, mother Russia!

Vragam na Rus nye khazhivat, polkov na Rus nye vazhivat, putyey na Rus nye vidyvat, poley Rusi nye taptyvat.

The enemy shall not enter Russia, no foreign troops shall remain in Russia, the ways into Russia will be invisible to them, they shall not ravage Russian fields.

V. Ledovoye poboishche

The Battle on Ice

Peregrinus expectavi pedes meos in cymbalis est.

A foreigner, I expected my feet to be cymbal-shod.

Vincant arma crucifera! Hostis pereat!

Victory to the arms of the cross bearers! Let the enemy perish!

VI. Myortvoye pole

Field of the Dead

Ya poydu po polyu byelomu, polechu po polyu smertnomu. Poishchu ya slanykh sokolov, zhenikhov moikh, dobrykh molodtsev. Kto lezhit, mechami porublenny, kto lezhit, streloyu poranenny. Napoili oni krovyu aloyu zemlyu chestnuyu, zemlyu russkuyu.

I shall go across the snow-covered field, fly over the field of death. I shall search out those glorious falcons, my betrothed, my noble youths. Here lies one hacked by swords, here lies one pierced by an arrow. Their red blood has watered the beloved land, our Russian land.

Kto pogib za Rus smertyu dobroyu, potseluyu tovo v ochi myortvoye, a tomu molodtsu, shto ostalsya zhit, budu vernoy zhenoy, miloy ladoyu.

He who died nobly for Russia, I shall kiss his dead eyes, and to the youth who has remained alive, I shall be a true wife, a dear companion.

Nye vozmu v muzha krasivovo: krasota zemnaya konchayetsya. A poydu ya za khrabrovo. Otzovutyesya, yasny sokoly!

I shall not take a man who is handsome: earthly beauty comes to an end. But I shall be married to a brave man: Hear this, bold falcons!


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VII. Vyezd Alexandra vo Pskov

Alexander’s Entry into Pskov

Na veliki boy vykhodila Rus. Voroga pobedila Rus. Na rodnoy zemlye nye byvat vragu, kto pridyot, budet na smert bit.

Russia has gone out to a great battle. Russia has defeated the marauders. In our native land no enemy shall stand. Attackers will meet death!

Veselisya, poy, mat rodnaya Rus! Na rodnoy Rusi nye byvat vragu. Nye vidat vragu nashikh russkikh syol: kto pridyot na Rus, budyet na smert bit!

Rejoice, sing, mother Russia! In Russia no enemy shall stand. No enemy shall see our Russian villages: those who attack Russia will meet death!

Na veliki prazdnik sobralasya Rus, veselisya, Rus, rodnaya mat!

To celebrate, all Russia has gathered. Rejoice, Russia, our motherland!

Nikolai Cherkasov as Alexander Nevsky in the 1938 film directed by Sergei Eisenstein.


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Pinchas Steinberg Guest conductor Pinchas Steinberg made his North American debut with The Cleveland Orchestra in December 2001. He has returned to the Orchestra’s podium regularly since that time, most recently in December 2010. Born in Israel, Pinchas Steinberg studied violin with former Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz in the United States, and composition with Boris Blacher in Berlin. In 1974, he made his conducting debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. His conducting positions have included serving as chief conductor of Vienna’s Radio Symphony Orchestra (1989-96) and as music director of Geneva’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (2002-05). Pinchas Steinberg has guest conducted many of the world’s major orchestras, including Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome. His recent schedule includes concerts in Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Moscow, Naples, Prague, Rome, Sydney, and Turin. Mr. Steinberg also regularly conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra and has appeared at the music festivals of Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Tanglewood, Verona, and Flanders, as well as the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch. Pinchas Steinberg served as permanent guest conductor (1988-93) with the Vienna State Opera. He has led productions in many of the world’s other major opera houses, including London’s Royal Opera House, San Francisco, Florence, Munich, Rome, Madrid, and Barcelona. His recent opera engagements include Giordano’s Andrea Chenier at the Vienna State Opera, Korngold’s Die tote Stadt and Strauss’s Salome at Opéra Bastille, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Verdi’s La Battaglia di Legnano in Rome, and Wagner’s Parsifal in Helsinki. Mr. Steinberg’s acclaimed discography includes Catalani’s La Wally, Richard Strauss’s Die schweigsame Frau, and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. His RCA recording with the Munich Radio Orchestra of Massenet’s Chérubin received the Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, German Critics Prize, and Belgium’s Caecilia Prize Bruxelles. His most recent disc for RCA is Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, recorded live with the Munich Radio Orchestra. For more information, visit

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Sasha Cooke American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke was highly praised for her performances as Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, the DVD of which received the 2012 Grammy Award for best opera recording. She is making her Cleveland Orchestra debut with this weekend’s concerts. Born in California and raised in Texas, Sasha Cooke is a graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School. She also attended young artists’ programs at the Aspen Music Festival, Central City Opera, Marlboro Music Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Music Academy of the West, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, and the Wolf Trap Foundation. More recently, Ms. Cooke has appeared at the Chicago Opera Theater and Seattle Opera. In 2009, she made her European debut at the English National Opera in Doctor Atomic. In 2010, Sasha Cooke placed first in the Gerda Lissner Competition and José Iturbi International Music Competition, and received the Kennedy Center’s Marian Anderson Award. She also placed first in the 2007 Sun Valley Opera Vocal Competition, 2007 Young Concert Artists International Competition, and the 2006 Bach Vocal Competition. Ms. Cooke has sung with the orchestras of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle, and at the Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart Festival, Music@Menlo, and the RoundTop Festival. She has also appeared internationally with the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin, Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Orchestre de Lyon, and the Shanghai Symphony. This season, Sasha Cooke performs the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s Earth Echoes with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and also sings with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Festival of Song, and the Mirò Quartet. She makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and performs in Jerome Kern’s Show Boat with Houston Grand Opera and in Dominick Argento’s The Aspern Papers at Dallas Opera. In recital, Ms. Cooke has appeared in New York, Washington D.C., and throughout the U.S. She is a frequent guest of the New York Festival of Song and often gives duo recitals with her husband, baritone Kelly Markgraf. Sasha Cooke will sign compact discs at the Cleveland Orchestra Store in the Lerner Lobby on the ground floor of Severance Hall following this weekend’s concerts. Her albums are available for purchase at the Store.

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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. He has also served as director of choruses for the Cincinnati May Festival since 1989. 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. The Ohio native served as chairman of the choral department at Indiana University 1980-98, and in recent years has taught doctoral-level conducting at the school. 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.

Lisa Wong

Assistant Director of Choruses

Lisa Wong became assistant director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra with the 2010-11 season. In this capacity, she assists in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances each year. With the 2012-13 season, she takes on the added position of director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. In addition to her duties at Severance Hall, Ms. Wong is 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. She previously taught in public and private schools in New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. 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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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 to the Orchestra’s music-making each year. PROKOFIEV ALEXANDER NEVSKY SOPRANOS




Cathleen R. Bohn Emily Bzdafka Mary Jane Carlin Susan Cucuzza Carrie Culver Lisa Rubin Falkenberg Rosie Gellott Danielle Greenway Debbie Gutowski Rebecca S. Hall Lisa Hrusovsky Shannon R. Jakubczak Sarah Jones Hope Klassen-Kay Kate Macy Julie Myers-Pruchenski Noreen Norka Jennifer Heinert O’Leary Sarah Osburn Melissa Patton Lenore M. Pershing Joy Powell Roberta Privette Cassandra E. Rondinella Monica Schie Sharon Shaffer Samantha J. Smith Sidney Storry Jane Timmons-Mitchell Sarah Tobias Melissa Vandergriff Sharilee Walker Carole Weinhardt Marilyn Wilson Mary Wilson

Alexandria Albainy Emily Austin Beth Bailey Katherine Brown Julie A. Cajigas Barbara J. Clugh Janet Crews Carolyn Dessin Marilyn Eppich Amanda Evans Nancy Gage Diana Weber Gardner Ann Marie Hardulak Betty Huber Karen Hunt 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 Stanek-Michaelis Martha Cochran Truby Sarah B. Turell Laure Wasserbauer Meredith S. Whitney Flo Worth Debra Yasinow

Eric H. Berko Paul C. Bryson Gerry C. Burdick Thomas Ginsburg Thomas Glynn Daniel M. Katz Peter Kvidera Tod Lawrence Steve Lawson Rohan Mandelia James Newby Tremaine Oatman Robert Poorman Michael D. Powell Joselín E. Ramírez Matthew Rizer John Sabol Lee Scantlebury James Storry Charles Tobias William Venable Chester F. Willey

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

Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Jill Harbaugh, Manager of Choruses

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Distinguished Service Award The Musical Arts Association is proud to honor Milton and Tamar Maltz as the 2012-13 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, recognizing extraordinary service to The Cleveland Orchestra.


Richard Weiner 2011-12 Distinguished Service Award Committee Marguerite B. Humphrey, Chair Ambassador John D. Ong, Vice Chair Richard J. Bogomolny Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown Robert Conrad Gary Hanson Carol Lee Iott Dennis W. LaBarre Robert P. Madison Clara Taplin Rankin

Robert Conrad 2010 -11 Clara Taplin Rankin 2009-10 Louis Lane 2008- 09 Gerald Hughes 2007- 08 John D. Ong 2006-07 Klaus G. Roy 2005 - 06 Alex Machaskee 2004 - 05 Thomas W. Morris 2003 -04 Richard J. Bogomolny 2002- 03 John Mack 2001-02 Gary Hanson 2000-01 Christoph von Dohnรกnyi 1999-2000 Ward Smith 1998-99 David Zauder 1997-98 Dorothy Humel Hovorka 1996-97


Distinguished Service Award

The Cleveland Orchestra

Presented to Milton at the concert of October 6, 2012

and Tamar Maltz


believe in creating a better world. This conviction has ignited decades of inspirational and transformative philanthropy. Great music of many kinds has a permanent place in Milton and Tamar’s vision. Their devotion to music has ranged from helping develop the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to supporting the success and growth of The Cleveland Orchestra. The couple have been Cleveland Orchestra subscribers across four decades and are devoted to the Orchestra’s Blossom Festival. They have been generous contributors to the Orchestra’s Annual Fund and to special projects such as the renovation of Severance Hall. In 2010, their visionary leadership helped launch the Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences with a $20 million lead endowment gift. The Center was established to create and fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts. These programs include the Orchestra’s “Under 18s Free” program, which has to date granted free Blossom admission to over 26,000 young people. Milton began his career as a child actor in radio dramas. He majored in journalism at the University of Illinois and served our country as a code breaker in the U.S. Navy before founding Malrite Communications Group in 1956. During Milton’s tenure as chairman and CEO, Malrite became one of the country’s top broadcasting companies, boasting radio and television stations from coast to coast. Milton’s successes include receiving the Dively Award for Entrepreneurship, and being inducted into the Cleveland Business Hall of Fame. Tamar earned her education degree from Chicago’s Roosevelt University, and then taught in Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio. She met her husband during a radio audition, and later loaned him $6,000 to start Malrite. She serves on the board of directors of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and works to create social and recreational opportunities for people suffering from mental illness, for which she received the “Trailblazer of the Year” award from the Planned Life Assistance Network. Together with their children, Milton and Tamar created the Maltz Family Foundation to channel their success into a greater Northeast Ohio. The Foundation has supported programs in everything from the arts to medicine, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Case Western Reserve University. The Foundation also launched The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, which sponsors an annual “Stop the Hate” essay contest, awarding $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to the winners. Milton and Tamar believe that music is an essential part of life. Their exceptional philanthropy helps ensure that great music performed by The Cleveland Orchestra can continue to inspire everyone, forever. For their enduring commitment to the Orchestra, for their exemplary generosity in strengthening the Northeast Ohio community, and for their unwavering devotion to music, the Musical Arts Association is pleased to present Milton and Tamar Maltz with its highest award for distinguished service. Severance Hall 2012-13

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The Cleveland Orchestra Center for Future Audiences T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A ’s Center for Future Audiences was estab-

lished to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. The Center was created in 2010 with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation. Center-funded programs focus on addressing economic and geographic barriers to attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Programs include research, introductory offers, targeted discounts, student ticket programs, and integrated use of new technologies. The goal is to create one of the youngest audiences of any symphony orchestra in the country. For additional information about these plans and programs, call us at 216-231-7464.


Maltz Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler

For information about contributing to this major endowment initiative, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Department by calling Jon Limbacher, Chief Development Officer, at 216-231-7520.


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Endowed Funds

funds established as of August 2012

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. American Conductors Fund Douglas Peace Handyside Holsey Gates Handyside

Severance Hall Guest Conductors Roger and Anne Clapp James and Donna Reid

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Artist-in-Residence Malcolm E. Kenney

Artistic Collaboration Keithley Fund

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

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

Radio Broadcasts Robert and Jean Conrad

Unrestricted John P. Bergren and Sarah S. Evans Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth

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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Meet the Musicians Cleveland Orchestra musicians participate in a variety of community and education activities beyond the weekly orchestral concerts at Severance Hall. These activities include masterclasses and recitals, PNC Musical Rainbows, the Learning Through Music school partnership program, and coaching the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROGER MASTROIANNI



oboe BORN: Evanston, Illinois ROLE MODELS: John Mack


Playing in Vienna’s Musikverein. FREE TIME: Read The New Yorker,

and learn Korean. ON MY MP3 PLAYER: These days I’m an old

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Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, opera, the Beatles. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA HIGHLIGHT: Playing Dvořák’s opera Rusalka at the Salzburg Festival. FREE TIME: Playing golf, biking, working in the yard. FAVORITE CLEVELAND: I love Cleveland area golf courses and the Metroparks. WHY A MUSICIAN: Music teachers in my family, including my father.

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OrchestraNews The Cleveland Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” with The Joffrey Ballet at PlayhouseSquare Five performances Nov 29 thru Dec 2 Tickets are now on sale for the holiday event of the season, as The Cleveland Orchestra presents The Joffrey Ballet’s complete silver anniversary production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Five performances will be presented at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre November 29 thru December 2. The production will be conducted by Tito Muñoz and mark the first time The Cleveland Orchestra has performed Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in a fully-staged presentation. Conceived and originally directed in 1987 by Robert Joffrey, with choreographic contributions from Gerald Arpino, this production of The Nutcracker features more than 40 company dancers, 200 brilliant costumes, and larger-than-life scenery. The Chicago Sun-Times called the Joffrey’s Nutcracker “a grand showcase of classical technique that spotlights the particular talents of many of the company’s ensemble dancers,” the Chicagoist calls it “a first-class celebration of one of the greatest holiday productions ever,” and the Washington Post praised it as “a theatrical event of irresistible power.” The Cleveland cast of The Nutcracker will include sixty Northeast Ohio young dancers, who will be selected by audition, dancing side-by-side with the Joffrey company. The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus, comprised of fift y members, also joins the performances to sing in the beautiful “Snow Scene.” “Our company looks forward to once again joining The Cleveland Orchestra” says Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater, “and in extending our wonderful partnership into a complete production. Our previous performances together at Blossom have included elements of a full ballet, but this time we’ll have all the sets, costumes, lighting, and the magnificent choreography of our founder Robert Joffrey.”

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these corporations for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

Annual Support


The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to artistic excellence at the highest level.




Baker Hostetler Bank of America Eaton Corporation FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Merrill Lynch NACCO Industries, Inc. Parker Hannifin Corporation The Plain Dealer PNC Bank PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The Sage Cleveland Foundation The J. M. Smucker Company The Severance Society recognizes generous contributors of $1 million or more in cumulative giving to The Cleveland Orchestra. Listing as of September 2012.

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

Baker Hostetler Eaton Corporation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. PNC PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

Google, Inc. Medical Mutual of Ohio Parker Hannifin Corporation $50,000



Exile LLC Jones Day Quality Electrodynamics (QED) Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The Sage Cleveland Foundation $25,000 TO $49,999 Bank of America Dix & Eaton Giant Eagle Northern Trust Bank of Florida (Miami) Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. The Plain Dealer RPM International Inc. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP

$2,500 TO $24,999 Akron Tool & Die Company AkronLife Magazine American Fireworks, Inc. American Greetings Corporation BDI Brouse McDowell Conn-Selmer, Inc. Eileen M. Burkhart & Co LLC Buyers Products Company Cedar Brook Financial Partners, LLC The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co.

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The Cliffs Foundation Community Behavioral Health Center Consolidated Graphics Group, Inc. Dealer Tire LLC Dollar Bank Dominion Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Evarts-Tremaine-Flicker Company Feldman Gale, P.A. (Miami) Ferro Corporation FirstMerit Bank Frantz Ward LLP Gallagher Benefit Services Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Great Lakes Brewing Company Gross Builders Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP Houck Anderson P.A. (Miami) Hunton & Williams, LLP (Miami) The Lincoln Electric Foundation Littler Mendelson, P.C. C. A. Litzler Co., Inc. Live Publishing Company Macy’s Miba AG (Europe) MTD Products, Inc. Nordson Corporation North Coast Container Corp. Northern Haserot Oatey Co. Ohio CAT Olympic Steel, Inc. Oswald Companies PolyOne Corporation The Prince & Izant Company Richey Industries, Inc. Satch Logistics LLC SEMAG Holding GmbH (Europe) The Sherwin-Williams Company Stern Advertising Agency Swagelok Company TriMark S.S. Kemp Trionix Research Laboratory, Inc. Tucker Ellis United Automobile Insurance Company (Miami) Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. (Miami) Ricky & Sarit Warman — Papa John’s Pizza (Miami) WCLV Foundation Westlake Reed Leskosky The Avedis Zildjian Company Anonymous (3)


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Annual Support




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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Individual Support The Cleveland Orchestra and Musical Arts Association gratefully recognize the individuals listed here, who have provided generous gifts of cash or pledges of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special annual donations.

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gifts during the past year, as of September 10, 2012 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE


Daniel R. and Jan R. Lewis (Miami, Cleveland)

Daniel R. and Jan R. Lewis (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999


Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Susan Miller (Miami) Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami)

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Anonymous

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999


Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Callahan Mrs. Anne M. Clapp Mr. George Gund III Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Mr. James D. Ireland III The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Susan Miller (Miami) Sally S. and John C. Morley The Family of D. Z. Norton The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Anonymous (2) The Severance Society recognizes generous contributors of $1 million or more in lifetime giving to The Cleveland Orchestra. As of September 2012.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mrs. Norma Lerner Peter B. Lewis and Janet Rosel (Miami) Mr.* and Mrs. Herbert McBride Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Janet and Richard Yulman (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz James D. Ireland III Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre

Leadership Council The Leadership Council salutes those extraordinary donors who have pledged to sustain their annual giving at the highest level for three years or more. Leadership Council donors are recognized in these Annual Support listings with the Leadership Council symbol next to their name:

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INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

R. Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison (Miami) Mr. Randy Lerner Toby Devan Lewis Ms. Beth E. Mooney Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson David A. and Barbara Wolfort Anonymous INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Bell (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Blossom Women’s Committee Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton The Brown and Kunze Foundation Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Robert and Jean* Conrad Do Unto Others Trust (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund George Gund Trevor and Jennie Jones Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) Dr. Vilma L. Kohn Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer Ms. Nancy W. McCann Sally S. and John C. Morley Julia and Larry Pollock Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Brian and Patricia Ratner Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Luci and Ralph* Schey Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-Möst INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

Mr. William P. Blair III Margaret Fulton-Mueller Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Elizabeth B. Juliano Dr. and Mrs. David Leshner Mr. and Mrs. Jon A. Lindseth Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Lozick Mrs. Jane B. Nord Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Hewitt and Paula Shaw Richard and Nancy Sneed Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Paul and Suzanne Westlake

Gay Cull Addicott Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Jill and Paul Clark Bruce and Beth Dyer Esther L. and Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Andrew and Judy Green Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoeschler Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey William J. and Katherine T. O’Neil Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Steven and Ellen Ross Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Dr. and Mrs. Neil Sethi R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Anonymous gift from Switzerland (Europe) Anonymous INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

Randall and Virginia Barbato Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Dahlen George* and Becky Dunn Colleen and Richard Fain (Miami) Jeffrey and Susan Feldman Mr. Allen H. Ford Richard and Ann Gridley Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Mr. Thomas F. McKee Miba AG (Europe) Lucia S. Nash Mr. Gary A. Oatey Brian and Patricia Ratner David and Harriet Simon Mr. Joseph F. Tetlak Rick, Margarita and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) LNE Group — Lee Weingart (Europe) Anonymous INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

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INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $10,000 TO $12,499

Tim and Linda Koelz Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Mr. and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Edith and Ted* Miller Mrs. Sydell L. Miller The Estate of Walter N. Mirapaul Elisabeth and Karlheinz Muhr (Europe) Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Rose Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. Larry J. Santon Dr. E. Karl and Lisa Schneider Rachel R. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Steven Spilman Lois and Tom Stauffer Mrs. Blythe Sundberg Dr. Russell A. Trusso Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. Gary L. Wasserman and Mr. Charles A. Kashner (Miami) The Wells Family Foundation, Inc. Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Campbell Richard J. and Joanne Clark Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mrs. Barbara Cook Bruce Coppock and Lucia P. May (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Mr. Peter and Mrs. Julie Cummings (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mike S. and Margaret Eidson (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Ms. Dawn M. Full Francisco A. Garcia and Elizabeth Pearson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Jeffrey and Stacie Halpern Sondra and Steve Hardis David and Nancy Hooker Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hyland Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Janet and Gerald Kelfer (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch



Annual Campaign Patrons

Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair Gay Cull Addicott William W. Baker Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley

Iris Harvie Brinton L. Hyde Randall N. Huff Elizabeth Kelley David C. Lamb Raymond T. Sawyer

Ongoing annual support gifts are a critical component toward sustaining The Cleveland Orchestra’s economic health. Ticket revenues provide only a small portion of the funding needed to support the Orchestra’s outstanding performances, educational activities, and community projects. The Crescendo Patron Program recognizes generous donors of $2,500 or more to the Orchestra’s Annual Campaign. For more information on the benefits of playing a supporting role each year, please contact Hayden Howland, Manager of Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7545.


Laurel Blossom Dr. and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Dr. Thomas Brugger and Dr. Sandra Russ Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Mr. Owen and Mrs. Victoria Colligan Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Davis Henry and Mary Doll Nancy and Richard Dotson Kathleen E. Hancock Mary Jane Hartwell Iris and Tom Harvie Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Pamela and Scott Isquick Allan V. Johnson Judith and Morton Q. Levin Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mrs. Robert H. Martindale Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Mr. Donald W. Morrison Pannonius Foundation Douglas and Noreen Powers Rosskamm Family Trust Patricia J. Sawvel Carol and Albert Schupp Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Bruce and Virginia Taylor Sandy and Ted Wiese Anonymous (2) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $5,000 TO $7,499

Susan S. Angell Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Augustus Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Mr. Jon Batchelor (Miami)

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Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Dr. and Mrs. Nathan A. Berger Mr. William Berger Dr.* and Mrs.* Norman E. Berman Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Paul and Marilyn* Brentlinger Mr. Robert W. Briggs Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Ms. Maria Cashy Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Dr. William & Dottie Clark Mrs. Lester E. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Ms. Nancy J. Davis (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Z. Egger Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elston Mary and Oliver Emerson Dr. D. Roy and Diane A. Ferguson Christopher Findlater (Miami) Mr. David J. Golden Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig David and Robin Gunning Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi In memory of Philip J. Hastings Henry R. Hatch and Robin Hitchcock Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Barbara Hawley and David Goodman Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller T. K. and Faye A. Heston Amy and Stephen Hoffman Joan and Leonard Horvitz Bob and Edith Hudson (Miami) Mr. James J. Hummer Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Mrs. Justin Krent Mr. James and Mrs. Patricia Krohngold Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. David C. Lamb

Shirley and William Lehman (Miami) Mr.* and Mrs. Leo Leiden Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Heather and Irwin Lowenstein Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Alexander and Marianna C.* McAfee Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Ann Jones Morgan Robert Moss (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Newman Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Claudia and Steven Perles (Miami) Nan and Bob Pfeifer Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch Lois S.* and Stanley M. Proctor Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Dr. Tom D. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Larry and Sally Sears Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy Marjorie B. Shorrock Laura and Alvin A. Siegal David Kane Smith Jim and Myrna Spira George and Mary Stark Charles B. and Rosalyn Stuzin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Teel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Don and Mary Louise Van Dyke Bill Appert and Chris Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Dr. and Mrs. Leslie T. Webster, Jr. Dr. Edward L. and Mrs. Suzanne Westbrook Tom and Betsy Wheeler Charles Winans Anonymous (7)


Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Ms. Delphine Barrett Mr.* and Mrs. Russell Bearss Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert Ms. Mary E. Chilcote Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny


Diane Lynn Collier Marjorie Dickard Comella Pete and Margaret Dobbins Peter and Kathryn Eloff Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Mrs. Joan Getz (Miami) Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson Mr. Robert D. Hart Matthew D. Healy and Richard S. Agnes Hazel Helgesen and Gary D. Helgesen

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Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Helen and Erik Jensen Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Dr. Gilles and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Dr. James and Mrs. Margaret Kreiner Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Mr. and Mrs. Irvin A. Leonard listings continue

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Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Robert and LaVerne Lugibihl Elsie and Byron Lutman Joel and Mary Ann Makee Martin and Lois Marcus Susan and Reimer Mellin Dr.* and Mrs. Hermann Menges, Jr. Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Mrs. Ingrid Petrus Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak William and Gwen Preucil Dr. Robert W. Reynolds

Mrs. Charles Ritchie Amy and Ken Rogat Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Bob and Ellie Scheuer Ms. Freda Seavert Charles Seitz (Miami) Ginger and Larry Shane Mr. Richard Shirey Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Mrs. Barbara Stiefel (Miami) Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. and Mrs. Leonard K. Tower

Robert and Marti Vagi Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Robert C. Weppler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Ms. Rosina Horvath

Mr. George and Mrs. Beth Downes Ms. Mary Lynn Durham George* and Mary Eaton David and Margaret Ewart Harry and Ann Farmer Carl and Amy Fischer Scott Foerster, Foerster and Bohnert Joan Alice Ford Mrs. Amasa B. Ford Mr. Monte Friedkin (Miami) Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes (Miami) Arthur L. Fullmer Peggy and David* Fullmer Richard L. Furry Jeanne Gallagher Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Mrs. Georgia T. Garner Barbara P. Geismer* Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Dr. Kevin and Angela Geraci Anne and Walter Ginn Mr. and Mrs. David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. David A. Goldfinger Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Graf Nancy Green (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Brent R. Grover The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Nancy and James Grunzweig Mr. Davin and Mrs. Jo Ann Gustafson Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mr. and Mrs. George B. P. Haskell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Mr. Robert T. Hexter Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinnes Mr. and Mrs. Edmond H. Hohertz Thomas and Mary Holmes Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Mark and Ruth Houck (Miami)

Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech Ms. Charlotte L. Hughes Ms. Luan K. Hutchinson Ruth F. Ihde Dr. Michael and Mrs. Deborah Joyce Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman Rev. William C. Keene Mr. Karl W. Keller Elizabeth Kelley Angela Kelsey and Michael Zealy (Miami) The Kendis Family Trust Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Mr. James Kish Natalie Kittredge Fred and Judith Klotzman Ellen Brad and Bart Kovac Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Ms. Sherry* Latimer Mr. Donald N. Krosin Mr. and Mrs. S. Ernest Kulp Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Mr. and Mrs. Israel Lapciuc Kenneth M. Lapine Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mr. Jin-Woo Lee Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Edith Lerner Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Isabelle and Sidney* Lobe Holly and Donald Loftus Martha Klein Lottman Mary Loud Marianne Luedeking (Miami) Herbert L. and Rhonda Marcus Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz David and Elizabeth Marsh


Ms. Nancy A. Adams Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein Norman and Rosalyn Adler Family Philanthropic Fund Mr. Gerald O. Allen Norman and Helen Allison Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Amsdell Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Appelbaum Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Arkin (Miami) Geraldine and Joseph Babin Mr. Roger G. Berk Kerrin and Peter Bermont (Miami) Barbara and Sheldon Berns Julia & David Bianchi (Cleveland, Miami) Carmen Bishopric (Miami) Bill and Zeda Blau Mr. Doug Bletcher Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Block John and Anne Bourassa Lisa and Ron Boyko Mrs. Ezra Bryan Ms. Mary R. Bynum and Mr. J. Philip Calabrese Mrs. Millie L. Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Leigh and Mary* Carter Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Chapnick Ms. Suzan Cheng Dr. and Mrs. Chris Chengelis Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Clark Mr. and Mrs. David J. Cook Dr. Dale and Susan Cowan Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller Charles and Fanny Dascal (Miami) Jeffrey and Eileen Davis Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Ms. Maureen A. Doerner and Mr. Geoffrey T. White


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Dr. Kenneth F. Swanson Mr. Taras G. Szmagala Jr. Mr. Nelson S. Talbott Ms. Suzanne Thaxton Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Parker D. Thomson Esq. (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomsich Mr. and Mrs. Lyman H. Treadway Steve and Christa Turnbull Miss Kathleen Turner Robert A. Valente Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Joaquin Vinas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney Ricky & Sarit Warman — Papa John’s Pizza (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Wasserbauer Ms. Laure A. Wasserbauer Philip and Peggy Wasserstrom Eric* and Margaret Wayne Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Weinberger Mrs. Mary Wick Bole Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Dr. Paul R. and Mrs. Catherine Williams Mr. and Dr. Ann Williams Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Michael H. Wolf and Antonia Rivas-Wolf Mr. Robert Wolff and Dr. Paula Silverman Rad and Patty Yates Fred and Marcia Zakrajsek Mr. Kal Zucker and Mrs. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (10) member of the Leadership Council (see page 76)

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Saturday November 3 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Thursday October 18 at 8:00 p.m. Friday October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday October 20 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Pinchas Steinberg, conductor Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Cleveland Orchestra Chorus


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Suite from Le Coq d’or TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky


Thursday November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Friday November 9 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday November 10 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Michael Sachs, trumpet * Jack Sutte, trumpet *

Thursday October 25 at 8:00 p.m. Friday October 26 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 27 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robin Ticciati, conductor Simon Trpčeski, piano

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge PINTSCHER Chute d’Étoiles * (for two trumpets) SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy * not part of Friday Morning concert

LIADOV The Enchanted Lake * RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 * not part of Friday Morning concert Sponsor: BakerHostetler

Sponsor: NACCO Industries, Inc.

Sunday October 28 at 2:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Kelly Corcoran, conductor FAMILY CONCERT

Sunday November 11 at 7:00 p.m. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA James Feddeck, conductor

Spooktacular III Back by popular demand for a third year! Join The Cleveland Orchestra for an afternoon of terrifying tales and friendly fun in this (ghost)storybased program of great Halloween favorites, including Night on Bald Mountain and Danse Macabre. Sponsor: The Giant Eagle Foundation

Yo-Yo Ma

A special night of celebration and music brings internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Severance Hall to perform Dvořák’s famed Cello Concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra. A limited number of concert-only tickets are available by calling the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or online at

DVORÁK Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite HANSON Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”) Friday November 23 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday November 24 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday November 25 at 3:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Jaap van Zweden, conductor Louis Lortie, piano

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2


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Thursday November 29 at 7:00 p.m. Friday November 30 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday December 2 at 2:00 p.m. THE JOFFREY BALLET and THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by Tito Muñoz

The Nutcracker

A holiday must-see, full of magic and marvels and featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed by The Cleveland Orchestra. The Joffrey Ballet’s production has been captivating audiences for a quarter century with brilliant costumes, larger-than-life scenery, entrancing storytelling, and breathtaking dancing. Presented at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland. Tickets: 216-241-6000 or

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Thursday December 6 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday December 8 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Béla Fleck, banjo


ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine FLECK Banjo Concerto COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid GERSHWIN An American in Paris Friday December 7 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Béla Fleck, banjo KEYBANK FRIDAYS@7

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine GERSHWIN An American in Paris FLECK Banjo Concerto Sponsor: KeyBank

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

Friday December 14 at 8 p.m. Saturday December 15 at 3 & 8 p.m. Sunday December 16 at 3 p.m. Friday December 21 at 8 p.m. Saturday December 22 at 3 & 8 p.m. Sunday December 23 at 3 & 7 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robert Porco, conductor Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

Celebrate the holiday season with a favorite Cleveland tradition — with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in these annual offerings of music for the Christmas Season. Including sing-alongs and holiday cheer, all in the festive yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

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


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AT SE V E R A NC E H A LL CONCERT DINING AND CONCESSION SERVICE Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is open for pre-concert dining. For reservations, call 216-231-7373, or make your plans on-line by visiting Concert concession service of beverages and light refreshments is available before most concerts and at intermissions in the Smith Lobby on the street level, in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Dress Circle Lobby.

FREE PUBLIC TOURS Free public tours of Severance Hall are offered on select Sundays during the year. Free public tours of Severance Hall are being offered this season on October 14, November 25, February 10 and 24, and May 5 and 26. For additional information or to reserve you place for these tours, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Private tours can be arranged for a fee by calling 216-231-7421.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STORE A wide variety of items relating to The Cleveland Orchestra — including logo apparel, compact disc recordings, and gifts — are available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store before and after concerts and during intermission. The Store is also open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra subscribers receive a 10% discount on most items purchased. Call 216-231-7478 for more information, or visit the Store online at

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES Severance Hall, a Cleveland landmark and home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, is the perfect location for business meetings and conferences, pre- or post-concert dinners and receptions, weddings, and social events. Exclusive catering provided by Sammy’s. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 or email to

BE FO R E T H E CO NC E R T GARAGE PARKING AND PATRON ACCESS Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office for $14 per concert. This pre-paid parking ensures you a parking space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited. To order prepaid parking, call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Parking can be purchased for the at-door price of $10 per vehicle when space in the Campus Center Garage permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time; only ticket holders who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Overflow parking is available in CWRU Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue, across from Severance Hall; University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road; and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.


For our patrons’ convenience, an ATM is located in the Lerner Lobby of Severance Hall, across from the Cleveland Orchestra Store on the ground floor.

Due to limited parking availability for Friday Matinee performances, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of convenient off-site parking and round-trip shuttle services available from Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road). The fee for this service is $10 per car.



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If you have any questions, please ask an usher or a staff member, or call 216-231-7300 during regular weekday business hours, or email to


Concert Previews at Severance Hall are presented in Reinberger Chamber Hall on the ground floor (street level), except when noted, beginning one hour before most Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

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AT T H E CO NC E R T COAT CHECK Complimentary coat check is available for concertgoers. The main coat check is located on the street level midway along each gallery on the ground floor.

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDING Audio recording, photography, and videography are strictly prohibited during performances at Severance Hall. As courtesy to others, please turn off any phone or device that makes noise or emits light.

REMINDERS Please disarm electronic watch alarms and turn off all pagers, cell phones, and mechanical devices before entering the concert hall. Patrons with hearing aids are asked to be attentive to the sound level of their hearing devices and adjust them accordingly. To ensure the listening pleasure of all patrons, please note that anyone creating a disturbance of any kind may be asked to leave the concert hall.

LATE SEATING Performances at Severance Hall start at the time designated on the ticket. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers are asked to wait quietly until the first break in the program, when ushers will assist them to their seats. Please note that performances without intermission may not have a seating break. These arrangements are at the discretion of the House Manager in consultation with the conductor and performing artists.

SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Severance Hall provides special seating options for mobility-impaired persons and their companions and families. There are wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to a concert seat. Aisle seats with removable armrests are also available for persons who wish to transfer. Tickets for wheelchair accessible and companion seating can be purchased by phone, in person, or online. As a courtesy, Severance Hall provides wheelchairs to assist patrons in going to and from their seats. Patrons can arrange a loan by calling the House Manager at 216-231-7425 TTY line access is available at the public pay phone located in the Security Office. Infrared Assistive Listening Devices are available from a Head Usher or the House Manager for most performanc-

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es. If you need assistance, please contact the House Manager at 216-231-7425 in advance if possible. Service animals are welcome at Severance Hall. Please notify the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY Emergency exits are clearly marked throughout the building. Ushers and house staff will provide instructions in the event of an emergency. Contact an usher or a member of the house staff if you require medical assistance.

SECURITY For security reasons, backpacks, musical instrument cases, and large bags are prohibited in the concert halls. These items must be checked at coat check and may be subject to search. Severance Hall is a firearms-free facility. No person may possess a firearm on the premises.

CHILDREN Regardless of age, each person must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly in a seat throughout the performance. Season subscription concerts are not recommended for children under the age of seven. However, Family Concerts and Musical Rainbow programs are designed for families with young children. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra performances are recommended for older children.

T IC K ET SE RV IC ES TICKET EXCHANGES Subscribers unable to attend on a particular concert date can exchange their tickets for a different performance of the same week’s program. Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for another subscription program up to five days prior to a performance. There will be no service charge for the five-day advance ticket exchanges. If a ticket exchange is requested within 5 days of the performance, there is a $10 service charge per concert. Visit for details and blackout dates.

UNABLE TO USE YOUR TICKETS? Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets are encouraged to notify the Ticket Office so that those tickets can be resold. Because of the demand for tickets to Cleveland Orchestra performances, “turnbacks” make seats available to other music lovers and can provide additional income to the Orchestra. If you return your tickets at least 2 hours before the concert, the value of each ticket will be treated as a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons who turn back tickets receive a cumulative donation acknowledgement at the end of each calendar year.




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Saturday November 3 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Internationally-acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins The Cleveland Orchestra for one special evening, performing Antonin Dvořák’s magnificently majestic Cello Concerto. The program under guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto also includes Copland’s rollicking El Salón México, and Revueltas’s dark and disturbing Sensemayá. Ma also partners with the Orchestra for John Williams’s tranquil Elegy, built upon fragments from the score to the movie Seven Years in Tibet. Tickets are on sale now for this special gala event of the season, raising funds to support the Orchestra’s education and community programs. Diamond Sponsors: The Lerner Foundation Diamond Sponsors: KeyBank

Thursday November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Friday November 9 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday November 10 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Michael Sachs, trumpet Jack Sutte, trumpet

Franz Welser-Möst leads two works by Beethoven — the classic Fourth Symphony and the gripping Grosse Fuge for string quartet, rendered here by full string orchestra. The program ends with Scriabin’s mesmerizing musical paean to life and love, The Poem of Ecstasy, and also features the United States premiere of a brand-new work by Matthias Pintscher, a concerto for two trumpets and orchestra titled “Falling Stars” [Chute d’Étoiles]. Concert Sponsor: NACCO Industries, Inc.

See also the concert calendar listing on pages 90-91, 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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