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Perspectivesfrom the Executive Director January 2015 At our Annual Meeting last month, we announced the news that The Cleveland Orchestra achieved a budget surplus for the year ended June 30, 2014, our third consecutive year of positive financial news. These results add to an ongoing record of success that is propelling this institution forward — with ever-greater artistic achievements, growing community service, strong ticket sales, and unprecedented philanthropic support. For all of these positive trends, we owe much to the leadership and generosity of our Board of Trustees, led by President Dennis W. LaBarre. I invite you to read Dennis’s Annual Report message beginning on page 25 of this book, in which he further details the achievements and changes for an exciting future for the Orchestra here in Northeast Ohio. Much of what The Cleveland Orchestra does today reflects an overall institutional transformation, including significant changes in the composition of our audience. It’s a fact in our changing world that subscription rates are in decline for most leisure-time pursuits, and The Cleveland Orchestra is not immune to this trend. But in recent years we have succeeded in attracting new and younger audiences to fill the gap. Back in the mid-1980s, our weekly Severance Hall concert programs were virtually sold out on a subscription basis, with only a handful of the audience attending concerts by purchasing individual tickets. And at that time, subscribers attended very frequently — each of our 7,000 or so subscriber households purchased an average of 20 tickets annually. Fast forward almost 30 years, and the 2013-14 season tells a very different — but no less vital — story. Last season, just 51% of tickets for our weekly Severance Hall concerts were purchased by subscribers, but nearly as many attended through individual ticket purchases, including thousands of young people. In all, last season’s Severance Hall concerts attracted concertgoers from a total of over 23,000 households! Today, we are playing more music for more people than ever before. The decline of ticket subscriptions in our society could have spelled an uncertain future for The Cleveland Orchestra. But thanks to the efforts and dedication of everyone in the Orchestra family, we are achieving success in transforming our programming and our audience. We are developing an audience for the future — of more diverse and younger attendees. And we are working to give you, our valued patrons, the range of choice that today’s patrons demand. We have made subscriptions more flexible, including “build your own” packages offered this season. And we are planning new options to offer a membership model for concert attendance, beginning with our new group for young professionals, The Circle. Whether you count yourself among the family of dedicated subscribers or are part of our extended family of individual concertgoers, our goal remains to enable you to experience the magnificent power of great orchestral music, pure and simple. Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful and music-filled 2015!

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The Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert, held this year for the 35th time, fills the stage at Severance Hall with performers — featuring the volunteer Celebration Chorus assembled and prepared especially for this event each January.

of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orch­estra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Universallyacknow­ledged among the best ensembles on the planet, its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through engagement and education, to continue its legendary command of musical excellence, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a strong commitment to adventuresome programming and new music. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual set of concerts and education programs and partnerships in Florida, a recurring residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Luas i t n e a r s t h e c e n t e nnia l

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cerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and at Indiana University. Musical Excellence. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, now in his thirteenth season as the ensemble’s music director, The Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s handful of best orchestras. Its performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home in Ohio, in residencies around the globe, on tour across North America and Europe, and through recordings, telecasts, and radio and internet broadcasts. Its longstanding championship of new composers and commissioning of new works helps audiences understand music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Recent performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects with internationally-renowned soloists, fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of the standard repertoire, and acclaimed collaborations in 20th and 21st century masterworks together enable The Cleveland Orchestra the ability to give musical performances second to none in the world. Serving the Community. Programs for students and community engagement activities have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities, and have more recently been extended to its touring and residencies. All are designed to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique “At Home” neighborhood residency program, designed to bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Additionally, a new Make Music! initiative is taking shape, championed by Franz Welser-Möst in advocacy for the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of ninety years of presenting quality music education programs, the Orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future Audiences in 2010. Established with a significant endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the Orchestra’s continuing work to develop interest in classical music among young people. The flagship “Under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance and interest, and was recently extended to the Orchestra’s concerts in Miami. Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first American orchestras heard on a regular series of radio broadcasts, and its Severance Hall home was one of the first concert halls in the world built with recording and broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are presented in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences — including a popular Fridays@7 series (mixing onstage symphonic works with post-concert world music performances), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, ballet and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz Welser-Möst’s creative vision has Severance Hall 2014-15

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given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding. Origins and Evolution. 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. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble’s growth and sound: Nikolai Soko­loff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 193343; Erich Leins­dorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home, with later acoustic refinements and remodeling of the hall under Szell’s guidance, 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. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. 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. Today, concert performances, community presentations, touring residencies, broadcasts, and recordings provide access to the Orchestra’s acclaimed artistry to an enthusiastic, generous, and broad constituency around the world.

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

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Seven music directors have led the Orchestra, including George Szell, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Franz Welser-Möst.

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O ffic er s an d exe cut ive co mmit t ee   Dennis W. LaBarre, President   Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman   The Honorable John D. Ong, Vice President

  Norma Lerner, Honorary Chair   Hewitt B. Shaw, Secretary   Beth E. Mooney, Treasurer

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

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

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

r e si d en t tr u s t ee 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   Hiroyuki Fujita   Paul G. Greig   Robert K. Gudbranson   Iris Harvie   Jeffrey A. Healy   Stephen H. Hoffman   David J. Hooker   Michael J. Horvitz   Marguerite B. Humphrey   David P. Hunt   Christopher Hyland   James D. Ireland III

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

Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Paul Rose Steven M. Ross Raymond T. Sawyer Luci Schey Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Joseph F. Toot, Jr. Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

Non - r esi d en t truS t ee s   Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria)   Laurel Blossom (SC)

  Richard C. Gridley (SC) Loren W. Hershey (DC) Herbert Kloiber (Germany)

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tr u s tees ex- officio   Faye A. Heston, President,    Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra   Shirley B. Dawson, President,    Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra   Claire Frattare, President,    Blossom Women’s Committee

  Carolyn Dessin, Chair,    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee   Beverly J. Warren, President,     Kent State University   Barbara R. Snyder, President,     Case Western Reserve University

h ono r a ry tr u s t ees for l ife   Robert W. Gillespie   Gay Cull Addicott   Dorothy Humel Hovorka   Oliver F. Emerson   Robert P. Madison   Allen H. Ford pas t p r e si d en t s   D. Z. Norton 1915-21   John L. Severance 1921-36   Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38   Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

  Percy W. Brown 1953-55   Frank E. Taplin, Jr. 1955-57   Frank E. Joseph 1957-68   Alfred M. Rankin 1968-83

Robert F. Meyerson James S. Reid, Jr.

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

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Libretto by Joseph Gregor Music by Richard Strauss

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Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Richard Strauss’s captivating opera about Daphne, a young woman who must choose between the love of men and her love for nature. Composed during the politically perilous period after the Nazis came to power and first performed in 1938, the opera had deep personal significance to the composer. Strauss knew that the myth of Daphne was the subject of the very first opera ever composed — and his own version can be viewed as a guarded demand for creative freedom in the face of political and worldly hindrances. Sung in German with projected English supertitles.   Sponsored by Litigation Management, Inc.

Apollo and Daphne, marble statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1625.

Regine Hangler (soprano) as Daphne Andreas Schager (tenor) as Apollo Norbert Ernst (tenor) as Leukippos Ain Anger (bass) as Peneios Nancy Maultsby (mezzo-soprano) as Gaea Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  with The Cleveland Orchestra   conducted by Franz Welser-Möst


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marks Franz Welser-Möst’s thirteenth year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership now extending into the next decade. Under his direction, the Orchestra is hailed for its continuing artistic excellence, is broadening and enhancing its community programming at home in Northeast Ohio, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble. With a commitment to music education and the Northeast Ohio community, Franz Welser-Möst has taken The Cleveland Orchestra back into public schools with performances in collaboration with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He has championed new programs, such as a community-focused Make Music! initiative and a series of “At Home” neighborhood residencies designed to bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s leadership, The Cleveland Orchestra has established a recurring biennial residency in Vienna at the famed Musikverein concert hall and appears regularly at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival. Together, they have also 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, an annual multi-week Cleveland Orch­estra residency in Florida was inaugurated in 2007 and an ongoing relationship with New York’s Lincoln Center Festival began in 2011. To the start of this season, The Cleveland Orchestra has performed fourteen world and fifteen United States premieres under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction. In partnership with the Lucerne Festival, he and the Orchestra have premiered works by Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Hanspeter Kyburz, George Benjamin, Toshio Hosokawa, and Matthias Pintscher. 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, Sean Shepherd, and Ryan Wigglesworth. Franz Welser-Möst has led annual opera performances during his tenure 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 Mozart-Da Ponte operas. He led concert performances of Strauss’s Salome at Severance Hall and at Carnegie Hall in May 2012 and in May 2014 led an innovative madeP H OTO BY S ATO S H I AOYAG I

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for-Cleveland production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Severance Hall. They present performances of Richard Strauss’s Daphne in May 2015.    As a guest conductor, Mr. Welser-Möst enjoys a close and productive relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recent performances with the Philharmonic include a critically-acclaimed production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as well as appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, at the Lucerne Festival, and in concert at La Scala Milan. During the 2014-15 season, he returns to Europe for a tour of Scandinavia with the Philharmonic, and will also lead them in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at Salzburg in 2015. He led the Philharmonic’s celebrated annual New Year’s Day concert in 2011 and 2013, viewed by tens of millions as telecast in seventy countries worldwide.    From 2010 to 2014, Franz Welser-Möst served as general music director of the Vienna State Opera. His partnership with the company included an acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle with stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, and critically-praised new productions of Hindemith’s Cardillac, Janáček’s Katya Kabanova and From the House of the Dead, Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West, and Verdi’s Don Carlo, as well as performances of a wide range of other operas, particularly of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, including Tristan and Isolde and Parsifal, and Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos. Prior to his years with the Vienna State Opera, Mr. Welser-Möst led the Zurich Opera across a decade-long tenure, leading more than forty new productions and culminating in three seasons as general music director (2005-08). Franz Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won major awards, including a 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 five of Bruckner’s symphonies, and is in the midst of a new project recording major works by Brahms. With Cleveland, he has also released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and an all-Wagner album. 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 the Vienna Philharmonic’s “Ring of Honor” for his longstanding personal and artistic relationship with the ensemble, as well as 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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D i re c t o R Kelvin Smith Family Chair

FIRST VIOLINS William Preucil concertmaster

Blossom-Lee Chair

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Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

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Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss 1

The GAR Foundation Chair

Emilio Llinas 2

Charles Bernard 2

Eli Matthews 1

Bryan Dumm

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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 Yun-Ting Lee VIOLAS Robert Vernon *

Chaillé H. and Richard B. Tullis Chair

Lynne Ramsey 1

Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Stanley Konopka 2 Mark Jackobs

Jean Wall Bennett Chair

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Tanya Ell

Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Chair

Ralph Curry Brian Thornton

William P. Blair III Chair

David Alan Harrell Paul Kushious Martha Baldwin BASSES Maximilian Dimoff *

Clarence T. Reinberger Chair

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Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Chair

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Charles Barr Memorial Chair

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Anne M. and M. Roger Clapp Chair

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Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

Robert Walters english horn Robert Walters

Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

horns Richard King *

percussion Marc Damoulakis*

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Donald Miller Tom Freer

George Szell Memorial Chair Knight Foundation Chair

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Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Alan DeMattia

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Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

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E-flat clarinet Daniel McKelway

bass trombone Thomas Klaber

bass clarINEt Linnea Nereim bassoons John Clouser *

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Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees 2

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clarinets Franklin Cohen *

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PRE-ORDER INTERMISSION DRINKS NEW

New to Severance Hall this season, you can now pre-order your beverages before the concert to enjoy during intermission. Our new pre-order option offers you the benefit of an intermission without waiting in line. Simply visit one of our conveniently located bars to place and pay for your order before the concert starts.

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POST-CONCERT DINING New for the 2014-15 season, we are offering post-concert dining at Severance Restaurant. Enjoy a convenient dining experience including full-service bar, desserts and coffee, or our special Ă la carte dining choices.

Severance Restaurant is a great place to extend your night out following the concert. Come in and sit down for dinner, or stop by for drinks or dessert. No reservations required for post-concert dining. Reservations are suggested but not required for pre-concert dining. Book online by visiting the link to OpenTable at clevelandorchestra.com. Post-concert dining is available following evening performances by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Severance Hall and The Cleveland Orchestra are proudly partnered with Marigold Catering to enhance your experience.

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From the President This message from Musical Arts Association president Dennis W. LaBarre is excerpted and condensed from the Association’s recently published Annual Report. Here, Mr. LaBarre discusses the continuing progress that The Cleveland Orchestra is making in implementing changes for a stronger future, as an institution devoted to the citizens of Northeast Ohio who created it and have sustained it. The complete Annual Report can be read online at clevelandorchestra.com by clicking on “Publications” in the “News & Updates” section. as I l oo k b ac k o v e r the past season, I am struck by the enormous transformations this institution has achieved. Some of these changes began almost a decade ago, and continued with new resolve and discipline through economic uncertainty in recent years. Now we are focused on continued progress and innovation as we plan for our Centennial and beyond. With the support and enthusiasm of our community, we are creating an even stronger Cleveland Orchestra — one capable of serving Northeast Ohio to the utmost, innovative in extending our global artistic brand through established residency programs in Miami and Europe, flexible enough to adapt to future twists in the road, and renowned as ever for musical excellence, for music education and participation, for young audiences, for community service, and as an enduring symbol of this community’s spirit and pride.

Our progress toward true financial health is reflected in the financial achievements of the past year. For the third consecutive year, we have achieved a balanced budget — through increased ticket revenues, increased donations and support, and prudent cost control. For 2013-14, in fact, with the dedicated efforts of everyone involved, we recorded a bottom line surplus of $940,000 beyond our balanced budget goal.

This financial success is part of a larger, ongoing transformation in spirit. Franz Wel­ ser-Möst, whose tenure as Music Director now extends through 2022, has led a comprehensive set of new initiatives for the Orchestra. He is a driver of innovation, both artistic and programmatic. He has spotlighted the Orchestra’s role as a key leader in music education, and led us toward greater community engagement. Above all, he is the standard bearer for the Orchestra’s renowned musical excellence. The Orchestra’s goal of building the youngest audience of any orchestra is becoming reality. Our new summer concert series, Summers@Severance, was launched in August 2014 to great success, with nearly half of the audience attending a Cleveland Orchestra concert for the first time. The success of this and other audience development continues

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In concert with these annual financial achievements — including a record $10.6 million in Annual Fund support — the Sound for the Centennial Campaign’s endowment component has also moved forward. Campaign efforts have to date achieved $62 million in cash and pledges to the endowment, and $50 million in legacy commitments. The endowment now stands at $173 million — up from a low of $97 million following the financial crisis in 2008. Now we must focus on the Campaign’s successful completion by 2018, expanding the endowment to provide a greater contribution to our operating budget and building ever stronger annual support for specific artistic and community initiatives.


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programs echoed the achievements of the Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and the many programs it supports, which have attracted well over 100,000 young people to Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom in just three years. Through the newest Center-funded program, The Circle, launched in January 2014, we are developing support from a new generation of Northeast Ohio’s young-professional leaders. Today, more than ever, we understand that we must support our schools, embrace our civic leadership role, increase access to orchestral music for all, and partner with other community and cultural organ­izations to sustain the city whose name we so proudly carry throughout the world. The Orchestra’s education programs reach over 60,000 students of all ages each year as part of its ongoing goal to serve as an indispensible education and community resource. The Orchestra’s second annual “At Home” neighborhood residency was whole-heartedly embraced by the citizens and students of Lakewood, with over thirty-five events culminating in a soldout free community concert led by Franz Welser-Möst, streamed live on the internet, and recorded for broadcast by our partner WVIZ/ideastream. Transformation is also taking place behind the scenes, in how we do business, and in upgrading our infrastructure and resources. We have established specialized task forces to explore new methods of serving expanded and current audiences in better ways — from improving the experience of attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts, to investigating improvements in communicating with our patrons and the longterm goal of enabling digital access to our rich store of recordings and history. Our progress over the past year is the result of focus, enthusiasm, and dedication from the entire Cleveland Orchestra family. I am grateful to all those who have played a role in this integrated, far-reaching effort at transforming what The Cleveland Orchestra means to our region. In summary, the past season was a year of programmatic innovation, of financial strength, of increasing community service. A time of transition and continuity. And, as always, of extraordinary artistic excellence. It has been a perfect balance of the traditions that have made us strong for nearly a century and the transformation that will ensure our future success. The Cleveland Orchestra is now poised to make the leap from recent steady growth to longterm financial strength. Doing so will allow us the freedom to innovate and to reach new heights of musical and institutional excellence, all for the benefit of everyone in Northeast Ohio. Now is the time to help propel the Orchestra into a future built on a sound financial foundation, a future of excellence, a future of service to this community. Together, we can ensure that The Cleveland Orchestra remains a pillar of music and art, education and community pride into the decades ahead.

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— Increased revenues coupled with effective cost control produce $940,000 operating surplus; concurrently the Orchestra’s endowment grew to a record $172 million — New community programs focus on Northeast Ohio and attendance by young people surges toward the goal of having the youngest audience

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numbers for the year — including a record $10.6 million in Annual Fund support. He highlights the Orchestra’s Sound for the Centennial Campaign, with efforts to date having achieved $62 million in cash and pledges to the endowment, and $50 million in legacy commitments. The endowment today stands at $172 million — up from a low of $97 million following the financial crisis in 2008.  Building on this success and strong vote of support from Northeast Ohio, the Trustees and staff will now focus on the Campaign’s successful completion by 2018.  “Expanding the endowment to provide a greater contribution to operating budget will provide the Orchestra with the financial strength to remain secure during future difficult economic cycles,” LaBarre said at the Annual Meeting.  “Once this is achieved, we can focus our fundraising efforts on an ever stronger Annual Fund and special fundraising for specific artistic and community initiatives.” “The achievements of the past year were considerable,” said Hanson in his remarks.  “The annual financial results reinforce the success of recent years, while artistically the Orchestra reached new heights. From coffee shops to cathedrals, from Blossom to Severance Hall, over the past year we continued our dedication to community engagement.  Our second annual neighborhood residency, titled ‘At Home in Lakewood, Ohio,’ served to strengthen the bond between The Cleveland Orchestra and the citizens of Northeast Ohio. Concert attendance by young people under age 25 surged to over 41,000 in the past year, with young people now making up over 20% of the audience for classical concerts at Severance Hall, taking us well on our way toward securing the youngest audience of any orch­ estra.”

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The audited financial results of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2013-14 fiscal year were reported at the Annual Meeting of the Musical Arts Association on Tuesday evening, December 2. President of the Board of Trustees, Dennis W. LaBarre, announced a year-end budgetary surplus to the assembled Association members at the meeting in Severance Hall, the Orchestra’s home concert hall since 1931. The Musical Arts Association is the non-profit organization that owns and operates The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Center. Financial achievements of the past year included the third consecutive balanced annual budget — through increased ticket revenues, increased contributions, and ongoing cost control. At year end, the Orchestra’s 2013-14 revenues of $49.6 million exceeded expenses of $48.7 million.   This was achieved with year-over-year revenues increasing 3% from 2012-13, while expense growth was held at just 1.5% over the previous year. This is the third consecutive year of balanced operating results, each made possible by special fundraising secured to support operations during a campaign to increase the endowment and the Orchestra’s long-term financial strength. Advance copies of the Orchestra’s published Annual Report were distributed at the meeting and will be made available to all Musical Arts Association members in the coming weeks. The report features year-end messages from LaBarre and Executive Director Gary Hanson, as well as a financial summary and an overview of the year’s concert and community activities. The report highlights the thousands of individual, corporate, and foundation donors, plus contributing government agencies, all of whom made the positive outcome possible through their support. In his message, Mr. LaBarre outlines the


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OrchestraNews W.E.L.C.O.M.E New bassoonist joins Orchestra at start of 2015 The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes the first of three recent hires to its ranks for concerts January 8-10. Gareth Thomas joins the Orchestra as second bassoon in January 2015. He most recently served as principal bassoon of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra 2010-14. He received a bachelor of music degree with academic honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009 and a master of music degree from Northwestern University in 2010. His teachers have included John Clouser, principal bassoon of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Christopher Millard, principal bassoon of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Gareth Thomas received the George F. Goslee Prize in bassoon at CIM and first prize at the 2006 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. He has appeared as soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and has participated in the Pacific Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival.

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A special benefit event presented by the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is featuring an evening with longtime Cleveland conductor Jahja Ling on Friday, March 20. The event at Canterbury Golf Club includes a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. along with a silent auction. In between, there will be a solo piano performance by Ling, a duo-piano performance with his wife, Jessie Chang, and a conversation about their careers and life together. Jahja Ling served over two decades on the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra, served as Festival Director for Blossom (2000-05), and returns each year to lead concerts with the ensemble. Proceeds from the evening benefit The Cleveland Orchestra. For additional information or to buy tickets, contact Pamela Elliot at 216-904-2051.

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Post-Concert Dining options have come Severance Hall with the 2014-15 Season. Enjoy our full-service bar, desserts and coffee, or our special à la carte dining choices. Following most Cleveland Orchestra concerts, the Restaurant will be open for a relaxing time with friends. Stop by and extend your evening out. For KeyBank Fridays@7 performances, live music will be featured in the hour following the concert. Mix and mingle, drop in and start again — between the Restaurant and all of Fridays@7’s post-concert musical offerings! No reservations are required. Stop by after Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening concerts, or after Friday morning matinees. Severance Restau­­rant is operated by Cleveland’s own Marigold Catering.

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OrchestraNews M.U.S.I.C.I.A.N S.A.L.U.T.E The Musical Arts Association gratefully acknowledges the artistry and dedication of all the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to rehearsals and concerts throughout the year, many musicians donate performance time in support of community engagement, fundraising, education, and audience development activities. We are pleased to recognize these musicians, listed below, who have volunteered for such events and presentations during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

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Upcoming local performances by members of The Cleveland Orchestra include: The cello section of The Cleveland Orchestra appears in a special “cello ensemble extravaganza” on Friday evening, January 30. The event, presented by the Cleveland Cello Society (CCS) is titled “i Cellisti!” and begins at 7:30 p.m. at Harkness Chapel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Billed as a “rare treat because this group seldom appears together outside Severance Hall,” the Cleveland Orchestra celllists will present a program exploring cellists who were also composers. For the evening’s grand finale, the cellists of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will join their mentor-colleagues onstage for a massed performance of Julius Klengel’s rarely-heard 12-part composition, Hymnus. Tickets are $15 for general seating, or $50 for a limited number of reserved front-row seats. All proceeds provide funding toward CCS’s annual scholarship competiion. For more information, visit www.clevelandcello.com. The Amici String Quartet is playing two upcoming recitals featuring three string quartets by Beethoven. The ensemble is comprised of Cleveland Orchestra musicians Takako Masame and Miho Hashizume (violins), Lynne Ramsey (viola), and Ralph Curry (cello). On Tuesday, February 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Cleveland State University’s Drinko Recital Hall, and again on Sunday afternoon, February 15, beginning at 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church (2592 West 14th Street, Cleveland), the group performs Beethoven’s quartets Opus 18 No. 2, Opus 95, and Opus 127. The concerts are free and open to the public, with a freewill offering at the door.

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The Cleveland Orchestra is announcing its 2015 Blossom Music Festival season this weekend. Details will be covered in area newspapers, and subscription renewals are being mailed out to last year’s series subscribers. Lawn Ticket Books are on sale through the Ticket Office and website, along with new subscriptions. Individual tickets for the entire season will go on sale beginning May 12. Subscribers will have the opportunity to order additional tickets in a pre-sale period beginning April 20. The season features Franz Welser-Möst conducting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with soloists and the Blossom Festival Chorus, and concludes Labor Day Weekend with a program devoted to the film music of John Williams. Complete details can be viewed beginning on Sunday, January 25, at the Orchestra’s website, clevelandorchestra.com.

Details of the 2015 Lincoln Center Festival this coming summer, including a week of concerts featuring The Cleveland Orchestra in residence, have been announced. Led by music director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center Festival with four concerts (July 15-18) focused on the exploration of the relationship of humanity with nature. The Orchestra offers two performances of Richard Strauss’s rarely-performed ”bucolic tragedy” Daphne, highlighting Franz Welser-Möst’s passion and expertise in the operatic repertory, along with two additional programs featuring works that probe humanity’s understanding of the natural world, by Messiaen, Dvořák, Beethoven, and Strauss. All of these works are being presented in concerts at Severance Hall in May. Richard Strauss’s seldom performed, one-act opera, Daphne, is among the great works of the composer’s later period. With a libretto by Joseph Gregor, the work was premiered in 1938, and retells the story of the beautiful nymph Daphne, with a plot derived from the familiar myth from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In it, Daphne is an outsider who cherishes the beauty of nature, where she feels most at home. When the god Apollo betrays her trust and kills his rival, Daphne is inconsolable. Apollo is moved by Daphne’s profound grief and grants her immortality by transforming her into a laurel tree. This operatic gem has been called one of Strauss’s supreme love letters to the soprano voice. It is being presented at Severance Hall on May 27 and 30.


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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 clevelandorchestra.com, 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.

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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. January 8, 9, 10 “Mozart and Ravel: Two Centuries, Two Styles”   with guest speaker Michael Strasser,   professor of musicology,   Baldwin Wallace University

January 15 “Boulez and Cleveland: Fifty Years”   with Deborah Hefling, archivist   of The Cleveland Orchestra

January 16, 17 “Tragic Mahler, New Tableaux”   with Roger Klein,   Rabbi of The Temple-Tifereth Israel   and composer Ryan Wigglesworth

January 23, 24 “Slavic Connections”   with Rose Breckenridge,   Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups   administrator and lecturer

January 29, 30, 31 “To Russia with Love”   with Rose Breckenridge

February 12, 14 “Second Thoughts and First Impressions”   with Timothy Cutler,   professor of music theory,   Cleveland Institute of Music

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offer three works of musical portraiture — of jealous passion, of a country’s dynamic and melodic rhythms, and of a variety-filled artwalk with a friend. All with a Slavic slant, from Central or Eastern Europe (Czech or Russian). The evening opens with a rarely-heard work by the Czech composer Leoš Janáček. Written in 1894 as the overture to his third opera, the brief orchestral Jealousy is fi lled with passionate outbursts and musical argument. Next comes an inspiring work by another Czech master, Antonín Dvořák. Written at the height of his powers and fame as a composer, the Violin Concerto is from 1880. While less well-known than the Big Four (Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky), this concerto offers a unique musical landscape between Brahmsian classicism and more m localized and evocative details chosen from Dvořák’s Czech background. It is perf formed here with concertmaster William Preuf cil c as soloist. To conclude the evening, guest conductor Jakub Hrůša leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Ja a perennial audience favorite, Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. First created in 1874 as a solo piano piece in homage to his friend, the artist Viktor Hartmann, this work details for us a series of paintings that were exhibited following Hartmann’s untimely death at the age of 39. Ravel’s masterful rendition, from 1922, brings forth full orchestral virtuosity — and captivatingly spans the individual piece’s (or painting’s) subjects, from searingly-detailed portraits of individuals to imaginatively grandiloquent ideas, fanciful designs, terrorfilled demons, and everyday scenes. All-in-all, this is a perfect set of musical works to warm us amidst winter’s chills and cold. —Eric Sellen THIS WEEK’S CONCERTS

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Jakub Hrůša Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša is music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia, where he previously served as principal conductor. In addition, he holds the titles of music director for Glyndebourne on Tour and principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Named by Gramophone magazine in 2011 as one of ten young conductors “on the verge of greatness,” he made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in August 2012, and most recently appeared here in October 2013.    Born in the Czech Republic in 1981, Jakub Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek. Since his graduation in 2004, he has built a strong reputation in his home country and has conducted all the major Czech orchestras. His conducting positions have included tenures as music director of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, associate conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, and associate conductor with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.    Jakub Hrůša has appeared with a variety of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has also led a tour of Japan with the Prague Philharmonia and appeared in a return to the Prague Spring Festival. In 2009, he made his conducting debuts in both Australia and the United States. In North America, his guest conducting engagements have included performances with the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Ottawa, and Washington D.C. Jakub Hrůša made his Glyndebourne Festival and Tour debuts in 2008, conducting Bizet’s Carmen. His Glyndebourne repertoire has included Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Puccini’s La Bohème. He has also led productions for Opera Hong Kong, Prague National Theater, and Royal Danish Opera. As a recording artist, Jakub Hrůša has led six albums for Supraphon. Five of these are with the Prague Philharmonia, including a critically-acclaimed live recording of Smetana’s Má Vlast. He has also recorded the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic for Universal, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for Octavia Records. For more information, visit www.jakubhrusa.com. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Jealousy [Žárlivost] composed 1894

can be divided into early and late phases by the composition and performance of his opera Jenůfa. For the first sixty years of his life, he was a composer, teacher, writer, and folklorist working diligently in Brno, little recognized even in the Bohemian capital, Prague. The success of Jenůfa, when finally performed in Prague in 1915, launched Janáček’s name beyond his Moravian home and led to international fame and to an extraordinary output of operas in the remaining thirteen years of his life. Only the second of his earliest two operas was performed, and both failed to satisfy him. But with his third, Jenůfa, begun in 1894, he felt he had the right combination of strong drama supported by a folk-music idiom. The overture was completed the same year, although the rest of the opera was not ready until 1903, nine years later. By that time he had decided that the overture did not fit the idiom of the opera, so he wrote a brief introduction to the opening scene of the opera instead. After the opera was first performed, in Brno in 1904, the original overture appeared as a separate orchestral work under the title žárlivost, or “Jealousy.” Jealousy is indeed one of many powerful emotions built into the opera’s action, for it concerns bitter family tensions in a mill in a remote Moravian village. Two half-brothers are in love with the girl Jenůfa. At the start of the opera she is in love with the elder brother Števa, arousing in Laca, the younger brother, feelings of jealousy so intense that he slashes her with a knife in order to spoil the beauty his rival so admires. Eventually Jenůfa is abandoned by Števa, even though she has a child by him. The child is murdered by Jenůfa’s stern stepmother, but she finds comfort in Laca’s love after all. In Jealousy, Janáček used a Moravian hot-blooded folksong called “The Jealous Man” (which he had arranged for men’s chorus in 1888). The composer’s style, which always favored the obsessive treatment of short motifs, is brilliantly apt for a depiction of intense feelings of this sort. The first part of the piece is dominated by a figure in the bass instruments heard at the beginning, but its later development is taken over by a four-note figure that turns back on itself, used with the same striking intensity. Elsewhere there are some consolatory entries

Janáček’s remark able career

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JANáČEK born July 3, 1854 Hukvaldy, Moravia died August 12, 1928 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

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in the oboe. Janáček’s ability to make pithy statements with almost frightening force is already present in this overture, to be exploited even more powerfully in his later works. —Hugh Macdonald © 2015 Hugh Macdonald is Avis H. Blewett Professor Emeritus of Music at Washington University in St. Louis and is a noted authority on French music. He has written books on Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, and Scriabin.

At a Glance Janáček wrote the work now known as Jealousy (“Žárlivost” in Czech) in 1894 as the overture to his opera Jenůfa. He later created a brief musical introduction for the opera instead, and then, in 1904, turned the original into a free-standing orchestral piece. The music includes phrases from a Czech folksong, “The Jealous Man,” which Janáček had arranged for men’s chorus in 1888. The first public performance of Jealousy was in Prague on November 14, 1906, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by

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Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 53 composed 1879-83

became one of the 19th century’s most cosmopolitan composers, and yet his early ascent to international fame coincided with a surge in Czech artistic nationalism. This “Cultural Revival” was in full swing by the 1860s, yielding Prague’s first Czech-language theater and the beginnings of a national operatic tradition. The growth of a Czech-speaking middle class and the gradual decline of the Hapsburg Empire reinforced the role of music as an expression of localized identity. Still, the movement toward palpable and popular feelings of Czech-ness arose in a world dominated by German convention. Bedřich Smetana, “father of Czech music,” had fallen under the spell of Wagner and Liszt, appropriating a Romantic notion of nationalism as he built the country’s own modern school. Dvořák, who turned to native folklore as a way of fostering a Czech tradition both independent and forward-looking, lived in a world dominated by Johannes Brahms. The two became aware of each other’s music sometime in the 1870s. It was upon the recommendation of Brahms that Dvořák began his relationship with the German publisher Simrock, who accepted his Moravian Duets and commissioned the first set of Slavonic Dances. Dvořák’s strong Czech identity continued to express itself in subsequent works, such as the Slavonic Rhapsody, Czech Suite — and, as we will see — the Violin Concerto. He also had no qualms about expressing his allegiances in personal exchanges. When Simrock insisted on printing his first name as the Germanicized “Anton,” the composer was moved to reply: “May the nations never perish that possess art and represent it, however small they may be. . . . I simply wished to tell you that an artist also has a fatherland in which he must have a firm faith and for which he must have a warm heart.” Shortly thereafter, in 1879, Dvořák began writing his Violin Concerto for Joseph Joachim, who had premiered Brahms’s Violin Concerto that same year. The violinist had also championed Dvořák’s String Sextet and E-flat String Quartet. Yet Joachim outright rejected the original score for the new concerto (the sketches for which were likely later destroyed). “According to Mr. Joachim’s wish, I revised the whole concerto and did not leave a single bar untouched,” Dvořák wrote to his pub-

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DvoŘÁk born September 8, 1841 Nelahozeves, Bohemia died May 1, 1904 Prague

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lisher in 1880. His efforts did little to convince Joachim, who responded to the composer two years later: “I still do not think the Violin Concerto in its present shape to be ripe for the public, especially because of its orchestral accompaniment, which is still rather heavy.” Although Joachim would later perform the work at the conservatory in Berlin where he served as director, it was Dvořák’s friend František Ondříček who gave the world premiere at the Prague National Theater in 1883. While the concerto’s heroic nature speaks to the influence of Brahms, Dvořák openly flouts formal conventions, favoring rich, inventive lyricism and folk rhythms. The violin enters in the opening Allegro without any orchestral exposition. The nearly improvisatory nature of its melody contrasts with the thunderous introduction by the full orchestra. Despite a hint of sonata form as the orchestra’s material returns as a kind of counter-theme, a free sense of melodic development dominates the musical structure, with the violin playing more or less non-stop. A second dance-like theme is introduced in major mode to counterpoint with the oboe — a moment of unusually light orchestration — but it isn’t long before the violin has launched into a variation of the orchestra’s furious opening theme. After a brief cadenzalike passage scored against a distant horn, the soloist dips below the woodwinds in a bridge that leads directly to the slow inner movement — one of the structural features Joachim criticized. The violin, having surreptitiously modulated into Fmajor, plays an elegiac line against atmospheric winds. A second, darker theme in D minor makes a brief appearance but dissolves into soothing arpeggios soon thereafter. The mood wavers in and out of profound melancholy as the violin carries out its plaintive song. The lively A major finale takes the form of a furiant dance in sonata-rondo form while also incorporating folk melodies foreign to the triple meter. The main theme is accompanied by different orchestration with each episode, from parallel high strings in its first appearance to violins and cellos imitating the Czech dudy, or bagpipes, with drone-like open fifths. A duple-time dumka in D minor, opened with the oboe playing in parallel thirds, creates a bridge into the recapitulation, only to return briefly after the flute’s eerie echo of the main theme to usher the orchestra toward a triumphant close of four resounding A-major chords.

At a Glance Dvořák composed his Violin Concerto between July and September 1879, subsequently revising it over the next three years. The first performance was presented on October 14, 1883, in Prague, with violinist František Ondříček; Moric Anger conducted the Czech National Theater Orchestra. The score was published with a dedication to Joseph Joachim, who had suggested revisions to the work. The United States premiere was given by violinist Max Bendix and the newly-founded Chicago Orchestra under Theodore Thomas’s direction on October 30, 1891. This concerto runs about 30 minutes in performance. Dvořák scored it for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings, plus the solo violin. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in January 1937, with soloist Ernö Valasek and music director Artur Rodzinski. It has been presented at Severance Hall occasionally since then, most recently in February 2007, when Hilary Hahn played the solo part under Iván Fischer’s direction.

—Rebecca Schmid © 2015

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antonín DvoŘÁk 1841-1904

top half of page:

The house where Antonín Dvořák was born in Nelahozeves, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) in 1841; Dvořák as a young man; and Dvořák with his wife, Ottilie, in 1886 in London.

lower half of page: Dvořák in 1885, a few years before he came to New York; the Statue of Liberty, erected in New York harbor in 1886, greeted Dvořák upon his arrival in 1892; Dvořák’s funeral procession in Prague in 1904.

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William Preucil became concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra in April 1995 and has appeared almost 100 times as soloist with the Orchestra in concerto performances at both Severance Hall and the annual Blossom Festival.    Prior to joining The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Preucil served for seven seasons as first violinist of the Grammywinning Cleveland Quartet, performing more than 100 concerts each year in the world’s major music capitals. Tel­ arc International recorded the Cleveland Quartet performing the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 17 string quartets, as well as a variety of chamber works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms. William Preucil served as concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1982-89), after previously holding the same position with the orchestras of Utah and Nashville. During his tenure in Atlanta, he appeared with the Atlanta Symphony as soloist in 70 performances of 15 different concertos. He has premiered two works by composer Stephen Paulus written especially for him, the Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Shaw’s direction in 1987, and the Violin Concerto No. 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra under Giancarlo Guerrero in 2013. Mr. Preucil has also appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Hong Kong, Minnesota, Rochester, and Taipei. Mr. Preucil regularly performs chamber music, as a guest soloist with other orchestras, and at summer music festivals. His North American festival performances have included Santa Fe, Sarasota, Seattle, and Sitka, with international appearances in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Each summer, he serves as concertmaster and violin soloist with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Diego. Mr. Preucil also continues to perform as a member of the Lanier Trio, whose recording of the complete Dvorˇák piano trios was honored as one of Time magazine’s top 10 compact discs at the time of its release. The Lanier Trio also has recorded the trios of Mendelssohn and Paulus for Gasparo Records. Actively involved as an educator, Mr. Preucil serves as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and at Furman University. He previously taught at the Eastman School of Music and at the University of Georgia. William Preucil began studying violin at the age of five with his mother, Doris Preucil, a pioneer in Suzuki violin instruction in the United States. At 16, he graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy and entered Indiana University to study with Josef Gingold (former concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra). He was awarded a performer’s certificate at Indiana University and also studied with Zino Francescatti and György Sebök. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Pictures at an Exhibition

composed for piano in 1874, transcribed for orchestra in 1922 “ w h at a t e r r i b l e b l ow ! ” Mussorgsky exclaimed in a letter

piano piece by

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mussorgsky born March 21, 1839 Karevo, Pskov, Russia died March 28, 1881 St. Petersburg

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RAVEL born March 7, 1875 Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées died December 28, 1937 Paris

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to the critic Vladimir Stasov in 1874. And then he proceeded to paraphrase a famous passage from Shakespeare’s King Lear: “Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, live on, when creatures like Hartmann must die?” Viktor Hartmann, a gifted architect and painter and a close friend of Mussorgsky’s, had recently died at age 39. A commemorative exhibit of his paintings inspired Mussorgsky to pay a musical tribute to his friend by writing a piano suite based on his own impressions of the paintings. The suite was not performed or published during the composer’s lifetime, however, and it did not become universally known until Maurice Ravel orchestrated it in 1922. What’s more, originally written for piano, Pictures at an Exhibition did not become a regular part of the piano repertoire until the middle of the 20th century, after it had already been popularized by symphony orchestras. From the beginning, the original piece cried out for orchestration, partly because its piano writing was not idiomatic — in the sense that Schumann’s or Chopin’s or Liszt’s piano writing fits the piano so perfectly — and partly because of the sharply profiled and contrasted musical characteristics that could be underscored to great effect when divided out and played by a full orchestra. Other composers had already orchestrated it, but in Ravel’s 1922 orchestration Pictures at an Exhibition conquered the world. It is understandable that Ravel was enthusiastic about Mussorgsky’s piece. Ravel had often translated visual images into music in his own works. He had known Pictures at an Exhibition as a piano work since at least 1900, having played it through with his friends at informal musical evenings. As French composers at the turn of that century, Ravel and his compatriot Claude Debussy felt that Mussorgsky was one of the most important composers from recent generations. In his piano cycle, Mussorgsky chose ten of Hartmann’s pictures for musical illustration. The pictures are separated — in the first half of the work at any rate — by a melody called “Promenade,” which portrays the visitor at the gallery strolling from picture to picture. It is fascinating to listen to the changes undergone by this melody in its various recurrences, for the impression left by the last picture seems to linger on musically as the visitor proceeds to the next painting. About the Music

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Art is not an end in itself, but

a means of addressing humanity.   

—Modest Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky, painted in March 1881 just a few days before he died, by Ilya Repin.


The first picture, “Gnomus,” represents a toy nutcracker in the shape of a dwarf. The strange and unpredictable movements of this creature are depicted quite vividly. Then we hear the “Promenade” again, and are ushered into “Il vecchio castello” (“The Old Castle”), where a troubadour or medieval court singer is voicing a wistful song. In Ravel’s orchestration, this haunting melody is played by the alto saxophone. The next picture — preceded again by the “Promenade” — is titled in French: “Tuileries (Dispute d’enfants après jeux)” (“Tui­ leries: Dispute between Children at Play”). It shows children playing and quarrelling in the Tuileries gardens in Paris. It is followed immediately — with no “Promenade” this time — by “Bydlo,” the Polish oxcart, slowly approaching and then going away as its ponderous melody gets first louder and then softer.     A much shortened “Promenade,” more lyrical in tone than before, leads into the first movement to have a Russian title in the original: “Balet nevylupivshikhsya ptentsov” (“Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”). This movement is based on the designs Hartmann had made for the ballet Trilbi at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. In the ballet, a group of children appeared dressed up as canaries; others, according to a contemporary description, were “enclosed in eggs as in suits of armor,” with only their legs sticking out of the eggshells.    The next picture is titled, in the original, “‘Samuel’ Goldenberg und ‘Schmuÿle’.” Hartmann had painted a number of characters from the Jewish ghetto in Sandomierz, Poland, including a rich man in a fur hat and a poor one sitting with his head bent. This movement is traditionally believed to represent an argument between two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich Jew is represented by a slow-moving unison melody stressing the interval of the augmented second (considered an “Oriental” interval and frequent in certain forms of Jewish chant and folk music, with which Mussorgsky was familiar). The poor man is characterized by a plaintive theme whose repeated notes seem to be choking with emotion. Then, the two themes are heard simultaneously. In Ravel’s orchestration, Goldenberg has the entire string section at his command, while Schmuÿle tries to defend himself, desperately, with the sound of a single muted trumpet. “Limoges le marché (La grande nouvelle)” (“Limoges, the Market: The Big News”) portrays the hustle and bustle of an openair market in France where people are busy gossiping and quarrelling. Mussorgsky’s original manuscript contained a more detailed Severance Hall 2014-15

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Hartmann’s sketch of costumes for a “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks.”

Hartmann’s drawing of a visit to the Paris Catacombs: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua.

Hartmann’s drawing of “Baba Yaga’s Hut on Fowl’s Legs,” a fanciful design sketch for a cuckoo clock.

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program which, although crossed out by the composer, is interesting enough to be quoted here: “The big news: Monsieur de Puis-

At a Glance Mussorgsky composed Kartinki s vystavki (“Pictures at an Exhibition”) as a set of solo piano pieces in June 1874. The cycle was inspired by a posthumous exhibition of paintings by Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873), a friend of the composer. Ravel orchestrated Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in 1922. This version was first performed on October 19, 1922, in Paris, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. It was published in 1929. Pictures at an Exhibition runs about 35 minutes in performance. Ravel’s orchestration calls for 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (one doubling english horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, side drum, triangle, tam-tam, whip, xylophone, glockenspiel, rattle, tubular bells), celesta, 2 harps, and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition in October 1931, under the direction of Nikolai Sokoloff. It has been presented regularly since that time, most recently as part of the 2009 Blossom Festival, under the direction of Lionel Bringuier.

sangeot has just recovered his cow ‘Fugitive.’ But the good wives of Limoges are not interested in this incident because Madame de Remboursac has acquired very fine porcelain dentures, while Monsieur de Panta-Pantaléon is still troubled by his obtrusive nose that remains as red as a peony.” What a contrast to go from this bustling market immediately to the “Catacombs.” Hartmann’s watercolor shows the artist, a friend, and their guide (who is holding a lantern) examining the underground burial chambers in Paris. On the right, one can see a large pile of skulls which, in Mussorgsky’s imagination, suddenly begin to glow. The “Promenade” theme appears next, completely transfigured, as the inscription in the score says, “Cum mortuis in lingua mortua” (“With the dead in a dead language”). (Actually, Mussorgsky wrote con instead of cum, substituting the Italian word for its Latin equivalent.) The next section, “Izbushka na kuryikh nozhkakh (BabaYaga)” (“The Hut on Fowl’s Legs: Baba Yaga”), evokes the witch of Russian folktales, who lives in just such an edifice. According to legend, Baba Yaga lures children into her hut and then eats them. According to one recent retelling of the story, she “crushes their bones in the giant mortar in which she rides through the woods propelling herself with the pestle and covering her tracks with a broomstick.” Hartmann had designed a clock in the form of the famous hut; its design survives only as a sketch. Mussorgsky’s movement — whose rhythm has something of the ticking of a giant clock — has a mysterious-sounding middle section, after which the wilder and louder first material returns. The “witch music” continues directly into the grand finale, “Bogatyrskie vorotá (vo stolnom gorode vo Kieve)” (“The Knight’s Gate in the Ancient Capital, Kiev”), most often known simply as “The Great Gate of Kiev,” inspired by an ambitious design that was submitted for a competition but never built. For this immense architectural structure, Mussorgsky provided a grandiose melody resembling a church hymn and presented in rich harmonies. This theme alternates with a more subdued second melody, harmonized like a chorale. Near the end, the movement incorporates the “Promenade” theme, leading directly into the magnificent final climax, symbolizing, in many ways, the grandeur of old Russia. —Peter Laki

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Building Audiences for the Future . . . Today! The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing interest in classical music among young people. To demonstrate our success, we are working to have the youngest audience of any orchestra. With the help of generous contributors, the Orch­estra has expanded its discounted ticket offerings through several new programs. In recent years, student attendance has doubled, now representing 20% of those at Cleveland Orchestra concerts. Since inaugurating these programs in 2011, over 120,000 young people have participated. Un d e r 1 8 s F REE F O R FA M I L I E S

Introduced for Blossom Music Festival concerts in 2011, our Under 18s Free program for families now includes select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall each season. This program offers free tickets (one per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people ages 7-17 on the Lawn at Blossom and to the Orchestra’s Fridays@7, Friday Morning at 11, and Sunday Afternoon at 3 concerts at Severance. S TUDE N T T I C KET P R O GR A M S

In the past two seasons, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Student Advantage Members, Frequent Fan Card holders, Student Ambassadors, and special offers for student groups attending together have been responsible for bringing more high school and college age students to Severance Hall and Blossom than ever before. The Orchestra’s ongoing Student Advantage Program provides opportunities for students to attend concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom through discounted ticket offers. Membership is free to join and rewards members with discounted ticket purchases. A record 6,000 students joined in the past year. A new Student Frequent Fan Card is available in conjunction with Student Advantage membership, offering unlimited single tickets (one per Fan Card holder) all season long. All of these programs are supported by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences. The Center for Future Audiences was created with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio.

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Education and Music Serving the Community The Cleveland Orchestra draws together traditional and new programs in music education and community involvement to deepen connections with audiences throughout Northeast Ohio has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with citizens throughout Northeast Ohio. Education and community programs date to the Orchestra’s founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble’s activities for over ninety years. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s educational and community programs reach more than 60,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music and a lifetime of involvement with the musical arts. On these pages, we share photo­graphs from a sampling of these many programs. For additional information about these and other programs, visit us at clevelandorchestra.com or contact the Education & Community Programs Office by calling 216-231-7355.

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Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Adams High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Each season’s Family Concert series at Severance Hall offers world-class music with outstanding singers, actors, mimes, and more to families from across Northeast Ohio. A recent “Under the Sea” concert featured music from Disney’s The Little Mermaid with The Singing Angels.

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

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

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O R C H E S T R A T HAN K Y OU The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education & Community programs are made possible by many generous individuals and organizations, including:

PROGRAM FUNDERS

The Abington Foundation The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Charter One The Cleveland Foundation Conn-Selmer, Inc. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Dominion Foundation FirstMerit Bank The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation KeyBank The Laub Foundation The Lubrizol Corporation Macy’s The Music and Drama Club National Endowment for the Arts The Nord Family Foundation Ohio Arts Council Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank PNC The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Foundation Surdna Foundation Target Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

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

Endowment Funds and FUNDERS

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

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More than 1,250 talented youth musicians have performed as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in the quarter century since the ensemble’s founding in 1986. Many have gone on to careers in professional orchestras around the world, including four current members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Center for Future Audiences T h e C l e v e l an 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. Centerfunded 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.

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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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The generous donors listed here have made endowment gifts to support specific artistic initiatives, education and community programming and performances, facilities maintenance costs, touring and residencies, and more. (Additional endowment funds are recognized through the naming of Orchestra chairs, listed on pages 22-23.) Named funds can be established with new gifts of $250,000 or more. For information about making your own endowment gift to The Clevelamd Orchestra, please call 216-231-7558.

ARTISTIC endowed funds support a variety of programmatic initiatives ranging

from guest artists and radio broadcasts to the all-volunteer Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Artistic Excellence

Guest Artists Fund

George Gund III Fund

Artistic Collaboration

Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley

Artist-in-Residence Malcolm E. Kenney

Young Composers

Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis

Friday Morning Concerts

Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation

Radio Broadcasts

Robert and Jean Conrad Dr. Frederick S. and Priscilla Cross

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Jerome and Shirley Grover Meacham Hitchcock and Family

American Conductors Fund Douglas Peace Handyside Holsey Gates Handyside

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

Cleveland Orchestra Soloists Julia and Larry Pollock Family

Eleanore T. and Joseph E. Adams Mrs. Warren H. Corning The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. Margaret R. Griffiths Trust Virginia M. and Newman T. Halvorson 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. and Verdabelle Spaulding Mr. and Mrs. James P. Storer Mrs. Paul D. Wurzburger

Concert Previews

Dorothy Humel Hovorka

International Touring

Frances Elizabeth Wilkinson

Unrestricted

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. William P. Blair III Fund for Orchestral Excellence John P. Bergren and Sarah S. Evans Nancy McCann Margaret Fulton-Mueller 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, is working to develop new generations of audiences for The Cleveland Orchestra. Center for Future Audiences Maltz Family Foundation

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Endowed Funds continued from previous page EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY endowed funds help support programs that deepen con-

nections 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 H. Cull Memorial Frank and Margaret Hyncik Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morgenthaler John and Sally Morley The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The William N. Skirball Endowment

Education Concerts Week

In-School Performances Alfred M. Lerner Fund

Classroom Resources

Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie

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

Musical Rainbows Pysht Fund

Community Programming Alex and Carol Machaskee

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

SEVERANCE HALL endowed funds support maintenance of keyboard instruments and the facilities of the Orchestra’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 Orchestra’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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T H E CLEVELAND O R C H E S T R A The Cleveland Orchestra applauds the generous donors listed here, who are making possible presentations of artistically

ambitious programming every year in Northeast Ohio.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln George* and Becky Dunn Rachel R. Schneider Donald and Alice Noble Foundation, Inc. Judith and George W. Diehl Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Blossom Women’s Committee T. K. and Faye A. Heston Ms. Beth E. Mooney Margaret Fulton-Mueller Jeanette Grasselli Brown   and Glenn R. Brown James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Mr. Larry J. Santon Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Anonymous

Robert and Linda Jenkins Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Richard and Gina Klym Henry F.* and Darlene K. Woodruff Mr. Marc Stadiem Iris and Tom Harvie Ms. Nancy A. Adams Dr. M. Meredith Dobyns Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Tim and Linda Koelz Elizabeth F. McBride Patricia J. Sawvel Harry and Ilene Shapiro Ms. Frances L. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. William W. Taft

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded The Cleveland Orchestra a grant of $2.5 million to support artistically ambitious programming such as performances of opera and ballet each season. Of the Mellon Foundation’s commitment, $1.25 million will be awarded as part of a one-to-one challenge lasting through June 2016. This means that any gift to The Cleveland Orchestra designated to support special artistic initiatives will be doubled by the Mellon Foundation. If you want to help ensure that ambitious performances of opera and ballet remain a meaningful feature of The Cleveland Orchestra’s season each year, or if you’d like more information on how to participate in the challenge grant, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office by calling 216-231-7558.

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Legacy Giving THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y

The Heritage Society honors those individuals who are helping to ensure the future of The Cleveland Orchestra with a Legacy gift. Legacy gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies. The following listing of members is current as of October 2014. For more information, please call Bridget Mundy, Legacy Giving Officer, at 216-231-8006.

Lois A. Aaron Leonard Abrams Shuree Abrams* Gay Cull Addicott Stanley* and Hope Adelstein Sylvia K. Adler* Gerald O. Allen* Norman and Marjorie* Allison George N. Aronoff Herbert Ascherman, Jr. Jack and Darby Ashelman Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Ruth Balombin* Mrs. Louis W. Barany* D. Robert* and Kathleen L. Barber Jack L. Barnhart Margaret B. and Henry T.* Barratt Norma E. Battes* Rev. Thomas T. Baumgardner and Dr. Joan Baumgardner Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Bertram H. Behrens* Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Bob Bellamy Joseph P. Bennett Marie-HÊlène Bernard Ila M. Berry Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Dr.* and Mrs. Murray M. Bett Dr. Marie Bielefeld Raymond J. Billy (Biello) Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Bilsky* Robert E. and Jean Bingham* Claudia Bjerre Mr. William P. Blair III Mrs. Flora Blumenthal Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton Kathryn Bondy* Loretta and Jerome* Borstein Mr. and Mrs.* Otis H. Bowden II Ruth Turvy Bowman* Drs. Christopher P. Brandt and Beth Brandt Sersig Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. David and Denise Brewster Richard F. Brezic* Robert W. Briggs Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Ronald and Isabelle Brown* Mr. and Mrs. Clark E. Bruner* Mr. and Mrs.* Harvey Buchanan

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Nancy E. and Richard M. Dotson Mrs. John Drollinger Drs. Paul M.* and Renate H. Duchesneau George* and Becky Dunn Warren and Zoann Dusenbury* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duvin Paul and Peggy Edenburn Robert and Anne Eiben* Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Elias* Roger B. Ellsworth Oliver and Mary Emerson Lois Marsh Epp Patricia Esposito Margaret S. Estill* Dr. Wilma McVey Evans* C. Gordon and Kathleen A.* Ewers Patricia J. Factor Susan L. Faulder* Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Fennell* Mrs. Mildred Fiening Gloria and Irving B. Fine Jules and Lena Flock* Joan Alice Ford Dr. and Mrs. William E. Forsythe* Mr.* and Mrs. Ralph E. Fountain Gil and Elle Frey Arthur and Deanna Friedman Mr.* and Mrs. Edward H. Frost Dawn Full Henry S. Fusner Dr. Stephen and Nancy Gage Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie* Barbara and Peter Galvin Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Garfunkel Donald* and Lois Gaynor Barbara P. Geismer* Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Carl E. Gennett* Dr. Saul Genuth John H.* and Ellen P. Gerber Frank and Louise Gerlak Dr. James E. Gibbs In Memory of Roger N. Gifford Dr. Anita P. Gilger* S. Bradley Gillaugh Mr.* and Mrs. Robert M. Ginn Fred and Holly Glock Ronald* and Carol Godes William H. Goff Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman John and Ann Gosky Mrs. Joseph B. Govan* Harry and Joyce Graham

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H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y Elaine Harris Green Tom and Gretchen Green Richard and Ann Gridley Nancy Hancock Griffith David E.* and Jane J. Griffiths David G. Griffiths* Ms. Hetty Griffiths Margaret R. Griffiths* Bev and Bob Grimm Judd and Zetta Gross* Candy and Brent Grover Mrs. Jerome E. Grover* Thomas J.* and Judith Fay Gruber Mr. and Mrs. David H. Gunning Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunton Joseph E. Guttman* Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Richard* and Mary Louise Hahn James J. Hamilton Kathleen E. Hancock Douglas Peace Handyside* Holsey Gates Handyside Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mary Jane Hartwell William L.* and Lucille L. Hassler Peter and Gloria Hastings* Mrs. Henry Hatch (Robin Hitchcock) Virginia and George Havens Gary D. Helgesen Clyde J. Henry, Jr. Ms. M. Diane Henry Wayne and Prudence Heritage Rice Hershey* T. K. and Faye A. Heston Gretchen L. Hickok Mr. and Mrs.* Daniel R. High Edwin R. and Mary C. Hill* Ruth Hirshman-von Baeyer* Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig Hitchcock* Bruce F. Hodgson Goldie Grace Hoffman* Mary V. Hoffman Feite F. Hofman MD* Mrs. Barthold M. Holdstein Leonard* and Lee Ann Holstein David and Nancy Hooker Gertrude S. Hornung* Patience Cameron Hoskins Elizabeth Hosmer Dorothy Humel Hovorka Dr. Christine A. Hudak, Mr. Marc F. Cymes Dr. Randal N. Huff Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Adria D. Humphreys* Ann E. Humphreys and Jayne E. Sisson Karen S. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Hunter Ruth F. Ihde Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan E. Ingersoll Pamela and Scott Isquick Mr. and Mrs.* Clifford J. Isroff Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Carol S. Jacobs Milton* and Jodith Janes

Alyce M. Jarr* Jerry and Martha Jarrett* Merritt Johnquest Allan V. Johnson E. Anne Johnson Nancy Kurfess Johnson, M.D. Paul and Lucille Jones* Mrs. R. Stanley Jones* William R. Joseph* David and Gloria Kahan Julian and Etole Kahan Drs. Julian* and Aileen Kassen Milton and Donna* Katz Patricia and Walter* Kelley Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Malcolm E. Kenney Nancy H. Kiefer* Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball* James and Gay* Kitson Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein* Julian H. and Emily W. Klein* Thea Klestadt* Fred* and Judith Klotzman Paul and Cynthia Klug Martha D. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Elizabeth Davis Kondorossy* Mr. Clayton Koppes Mr.* and Mrs. James G. Kotapish, Sr. LaVeda Kovar* Margery A. Kowalski Bruce G. Kriete* Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Kruszka Thomas and Barbara Kuby Eleanor and Stephen Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre James I. Lader Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lambros Dr. Joan P. Lambros* Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Marjorie M. Lamport Louis Lane Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Charles K. László and Maureen O’Neill-László Anthony T. and Patricia Lauria Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund Teela C. Lelyveld Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Lerch Judy D. Levendula Gerda Levine Dr. and Mrs. Howard Levine Bracy E. Lewis Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Rollin and Leda Linderman Ruth S. Link Dr. and Mrs. William K. Littman Jeff and Maggie Love Dr. Alan and Mrs. Min Cha Lubin Ann B. and Robert R. Lucas* Linda and Saul Ludwig Kate Lunsford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lynch*

Patricia MacDonald Alex and Carol Machaskee Jerry Maddox Mrs. H. Stephen Madsen Alice D. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malpass, Jr. Lucille Harris Mann Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Clement P. Marion Mr. Wilbur J. Markstrom* Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz David C.* and Elizabeth F. Marsh Duane and Joan* Marsh Florence Marsh, Ph.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Martincic Kathryn A. Mates Dr. Lee Maxwell and Michael M. Prunty Alexander and Marianna* McAfee Nancy B. McCormack Mr. William C. McCoy Marguerite H. McGrath* Dorothy R. McLean Jim and Alice Mecredy* James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs.* Robert F. Meyerson Brenda Clark Mikota Christine Gitlin Miles Chuck and Chris Miller Edith and Ted* Miller Leo Minter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Robert L. Moncrief Ms. Beth E. Mooney Beryl and Irv Moore Ann Jones Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Morgan* George and Carole Morris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. and Mrs.* Donald W. Morrison Joan R. Mortimer, PhD Florence B. Moss Susan B. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Nash, Jr Deborah L. Neale Mrs. Ruth Neides David and Judith Newell Dr.* and Mrs. S. Thomas Niccolls Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales Russell H. Nyland* Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Aurel Fowler-Ostendorf* Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer R. Neil Fisher and Ronald J. Parks Nancy* and W. Stuver Parry Mrs. John G. Pegg* Dr. and Mrs. Donald Pensiero Mary Charlotte Peters Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pfouts* Janet K. Phillips* Florence KZ Pollack Julia and Larry Pollock Victor and Louise Preslan Mrs. Robert E. Price* listing continues

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Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Mr. David C. Prugh Leonard and Heddy Rabe M. Neal Rains Mr. George B. Ramsayer Joe L. and Alice Randles* Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mrs. Theodore H. Rautenberg* James and Donna Reid Mrs. Hyatt Reitman* Mrs. Louise Nash Robbins* Dr. Larry J.B.* and Barbara S. Robinson Margaret B. Robinson Dwight W. Robinson Margaret B. Babyak* and Phillip J. Roscoe Audra and George Rose Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Jacqueline Ross Helen Weil Ross* Robert and Margo Roth Marjorie A. Rott Howard and Laurel Rowen Professor Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Florence Brewster Rutter Mr. James L. Ryhal, Jr. Renee Sabreen Marjorie Bell Sachs Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Sue Sahli Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. SanFilipo* Larry J. Santon Stanford and Jean B. Sarlson Sanford Saul Family James Dalton Saunders Patricia J. Sawvel Ray and Kit Sawyer Richard Saxton* Alice R. Sayre In Memory of Hyman and Becky Schandler Robert Scherrer Sandra J. Schlub Ms. Marian Schluembach Robert and Betty Schmiermund Mr.* and Mrs. Richard M. Schneider Lynn A. Schreiber* Jeanette L. Schroeder Frank Schultz Carol* and Albert Schupp Roslyn S. and Ralph M. Seed Nancy F. Seeley Edward Seely Oliver E. and Meredith M. Seikel Russell Seitz* Reverend Sandra Selby Eric Sellen Andrea E. Senich Thomas and Ann Sepúlveda Elsa Shackleton* B. Kathleen Shamp Jill Semko Shane

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David Shank Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Shapiro Helen and Fred D. Shapiro Norine W. Sharp Norma Gudin Shaw Elizabeth Carroll Shearer Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon John F. Shelley and Patricia Burgess* Frank* and Mary Ann Sheranko Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin Reverend and Mrs. Malcolm K. Shields Rosalyn and George Sievila Mr. and Mrs. David L. Simon Dr.* and Mrs. John A. Sims Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Lauretta Sinkosky H. Scott Sippel and Clark T. Kurtz Ellen J. Skinner Ralph* and Phyllis Skufca Janet Hickok Slade Alden D. and Ellen D. Smith* Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith M. Isabel Smith* Sandra and Richey Smith Nathan Snader* Sterling A. and Verdabelle Spaulding* Barbara J. Stanford and Vincent T. Lombardo Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith Lois and Tom Stauffer Willard D. Steck* Merle Stern Dr. Myron Bud and Helene* Stern Mr. and Mrs. John M. Stickney Nora and Harrison Stine* Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Stone Mr.* and Mrs. James P. Storer Ralph E. and Barbara N. String The Irving Sunshine Family Vernette M. Super* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Swanson* In Memory of Marjory Swartzbaugh Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Lewis Swingley* Lorraine S. Szabo Norman V. Tagliaferri Susan and Andrew Talton* Frank E. Taplin, Jr.* Charles H. Teare* and Clifford K. Kern* Mr. Ronald E. Teare Pauline Thesmacher* Dr. and Mrs. Friedrich Thiel Mrs. William D. Tibbetts* Mr. and Mrs. William M. Toneff Marlene and Joe Toot Alleyne C. Toppin Janice and Leonard Tower Dorothy Ann Turick Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Urban* Robert and Marti Vagi Robert A. Valente J. Paxton Van Sweringen Mary Louise and Don VanDyke

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Elliot Veinerman* Nicholas J. Velloney* Steven Vivarronda Hon. William F.B. Vodrey Pat and Walt* Wahlen Mrs. Clare R. Walker John and Deborah Warner Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren Joseph F. and Dorothy L. Wasserbauer Charles D. Waters* Reverend Thomas L. Weber Etta Ruth Weigl Lucile Weingartner Eunice Podis Weiskopf* Max W. Wendel William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Marilyn J. White Robert and Marjorie Widmer* Yoash and Sharon Wiener Alan H. and Marilyn M. Wilde Elizabeth L. Wilkinson* Helen Sue* and Meredith Williams Carter and Genevieve* Wilmot Miriam L. and Tyrus W.* Wilson Mr. Milton Wolfson* and Mrs. Miriam Shuler-Wolfson Nancy L. Wolpe Mrs. Alfred C. Woodcock Katie and Donald Woodcock Dr.* and Mrs. Henry F. Woodruff Marilyn L. Wozniak Nancy R. Wurzel Michael and Diane Wyatt Mary Yee Emma Jane Yoho, M.D. Libby M. Yunger Dr. Norman Zaworski* William L. and Joan H. Ziegler* Carmela Catalano Zoltoski* Roy J. Zook* Anonymous (103)

  

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The lotus blossom is the symbol of the Heritage Society. It represents eternal life and recognizes the permanent benefits of legacy gifts to The Cleveland Orchestra’s endowment. Said to be Elisabeth Severance’s favorite flower, the lotus is found as a decorative motif in nearly every public area of Severance Hall.

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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

JOHN L. SEVERANCE SOCIETY $5 MILLION AND MORE

KeyBank PNC Bank $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

BakerHostetler Bank of America Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Merrill Lynch Parker Hannifin Corporation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company UBS The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

Annual Support

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of December 20, 2014 The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level. PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $300,000 AND MORE

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank The Lubrizol Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Jones Day PNC Bank Thompson Hine LLP PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

The Cliffs Foundation Google, Inc. The Lincoln Electric Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation and Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP $50,000 TO $99,999

Dollar Bank Parker Hannifin Corporation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) voestalpine AG (Europe) Anonymous $25,000 TO $49,999 Charter One Greenberg Traurig (Miami) Huntington National Bank Litigation Management, Inc. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (Miami) Northern Trust Bank of Florida (Miami) Olympic Steel, Inc. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. The Plain Dealer RPM International Inc.

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$2,500 TO $24,999 Akron Tool & Die Company American Fireworks, Inc. American Greetings Corporation Bank of America BDI Brothers Printing Co., Inc. Brouse McDowell Eileen M. Burkhart & Co LLC Buyers Products Company Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland Clinic The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co. Cohen & Company, CPAs Consolidated Solutions Dominion Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Evarts Tremaine The Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company Feldman Gale, P.A. (Miami) Ferro Corporation FirstMerit Bank Frantz Ward LLP Gallagher Benefit Services The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Gross Builders Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Jones Day (Miami) Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Macy’s Marsh/AIG (Miami) Materion Corporation Miba AG (Europe) MTD Products, Inc. North Coast Container Corp. Northern Haserot Oatey Co. Ohio CAT Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank Oswald Companies PolyOne Corporation The Prince & Izant Company The Sherwin-Williams Company Stern Advertising Agency Struktol Company of America Swagelok Company Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Miami) Tucker Ellis UBS University Hospitals Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. (Miami) WCLV Foundation Westlake Reed Leskosky Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LPA Anonymous (2)

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Foundation & Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these Foundations and Government agencies for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

JOHN L. SEVERANCE SOCIETY $10 MILLION AND MORE

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

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

The William Bingham Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

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gifts of $2,000 or more during the past year, as of December 20, 2014 $1 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $500,000 TO $999,999

The George Gund Foundation $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami, Cleveland) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Ohio Arts Council $100,000 TO $249,999

The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Marlboro 2465 Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund The Sage Cleveland Foundation Surdna Foundation $20,000 TO $49,999 Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Polsky Fund of Akron Community Foundation The Reinberger Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Veale Foundation

$2,000 TO $19,999 The Abington Foundation Ayco Charitable Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation The Conway Family Foundation The Fogelson Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Funding Arts Network (Miami) The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Mandel Foundation The McGregor Foundation Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation 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 Kenneth W. Scott Foundation The Sherwick Fund Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite 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 and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully recognizes 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.

Lifetime Giving

Giving Societies

$10 MILLION AND MORE

In celebration of the critical role individuals play in supporting The Cleveland Orchestra each year, donors of $2,500 and more are recognized as members of special Leadership Giving Societies. These societies are named to honor important and inspirational leaders in the Orchestra’s history. ��The Adella Prentiss Hughes Society honors the Orchestra’s founder and first manager, who from 1918 envisioned an ensemble dedicated to community service, music education, and performing excellence. The George Szell Society is named after the Orchestra’s fourth music director, who served for twenty-four seasons (1946-70) while refining the ensemble’s international reputation for clarity of sound and unsurpassed musical excellence. The Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society honors not only the woman in whose memory Severance Hall was built, but her selfless sharing, including her insistence on nurturing an orchestra not just for the wealthy but for everyone. The Dudley S. Blossom Society honors one of the Orchestra’s early and most generous benefactors, whose dedication and charm rallied thousands to support and nurture a hometown orchestra toward greatness. The Frank H. Ginn Society honors the man whose judicious management of Severance Hall’s finances and construction created a beautiful and welcoming home for Cleveland’s Orchestra. The 1929 Society honors the vibrant community spirit that propelled 3,000 volunteers and donors to raise over $2 million in a nine-day campaign in April 1929 to meet and match John and Elisabeth Severance’s challenge gift toward the building of the Orchestra’s new concert hall.

JOHN L. SEVERANCE SOCIETY Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. Francis J. Callahan* Mrs. M. Roger 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 Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue 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 The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Anonymous (2)

The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which stands today as an emblem of unrivalled quality and community pride. Lifetime giving listing as of December 2014.

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Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more

Leadership Council

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami) Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) James D. Ireland III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Elizabeth F. McBride Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami)

George Szell Society gifts of $50,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Dr. Wolfgang Eder Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Elizabeth B. Juliano (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Milton and Tamar Maltz Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. Patrick Park (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-MĂśst INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Blossom Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr.

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:

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz R. Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison (Miami) Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Toby Devan Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Lozick Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Ms. Nancy W. McCann Margaret Fulton-Mueller Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Barbara and David Wolfort Anonymous

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

Daniel and Trish Bell (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton The Brown and Kunze Foundation Judith and George W. Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund T. K. and Faye A. Heston Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation (Miami) Luci and Ralph* Schey Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed (Cleveland, Miami) R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton listings continue

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Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Gary L. Wasserman and Charles A. Kashner (Miami) The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Anonymous gift from Switzerland (Europe)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

In dedication to Donald Carlin (Miami) Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Do Unto Others Trust (Miami)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

George* and Becky Dunn

JoAnn and Robert Glick Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Paul and Suzanne Westlake Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

Gay Cull Addicott Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Randall and Virginia Barbato Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Dr. Edward S. Godleski Trevor and Jennie Jones Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly

Leadership

PATRON PROGRAM

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 Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde Randall N. Huff David C. Lamb Raymond T. Saw yer

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mrs. Barbara Cook Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mr. Peter and Mrs. Julie Cummings (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Mike S. and Margaret Eidson (Miami) Colleen and Richard Fain (Miami) Mr. Allen H. Ford Richard and Ann Gridley Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Ms. Dawn M. Full Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) David and Nancy Hooker Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Allan V. Johnson Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Lucia S. Nash Mr. Gary A. Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mrs. David Seidenfeld David* and Harriet Simon Rick, Margarita and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss Anonymous

Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

The Leadership 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 Elizabeth Arnett, Manager, Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7522.

Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Sondra and Steve Hardis Mr.* and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Mr. Larry J. Santon Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue

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Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Laurel Blossom Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Paul and Marilyn* Brentlinger Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Richard J. and Joanne Clark Nancy and Richard Dotson Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Nelly and Mike Farra (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Sheree and Monte Friedkin (Miami) 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

Mr. David J. Golden Andrew and Judy Green Kathleen E. Hancock Michael L. Hardy Mary Jane Hartwell Iris and Tom Harvie Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Joan and Leonard Horvitz Mark and Ruth Houck (Miami) Pamela and Scott Isquick Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Janet and Gerald Kelfer (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Tim and Linda Koelz Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Kohl Thomas E. Lauria (Miami) Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Edith and Ted* Miller Mr. Donald W. Morrison Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami)

Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr. Audra and George Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Dr. Isobel Rutherford Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Carol* and Albert Schupp Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer and the Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Estelle Seltzer Foundation Jim and Myrna Spira Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Lois and Tom Stauffer Charles B. and Rosalyn Stuzin (Miami) Mrs. Jean H. Taber Bruce and Virginia Taylor Joseph F. Tetlak Joe and Marlene Toot Dr. Russell A. Trusso Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Anonymous (4)*

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Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Henry and Mary Doll Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Amy and Stephen Hoffman Ms. Elizabeth James

Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Judith and Morton Q. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Pannonius Foundation Nan and Bob Pfeifer Douglas and Noreen Powers Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Steven and Ellen Ross

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Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Elsie and Byron Lutman Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel Ms. Maureen M. McLaughlin (Miami) James and Virginia Meil David and Leslee Miraldi Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Ann Jones Morgan Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Ms. MacGregor W. Peck Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch

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Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund David Kane Smith Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Stroud Family Trust Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Teel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Robert and Marti Vagi Don and Mary Louise Van Dyke Bill Appert and Chris Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Weinberg Robert C. Weppler Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (6)

Mr. Robert T. Hexter Dr.* and Mrs. George H. Hoke Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Robert and Linda Jenkins Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman James and Gay* Kitson Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Dr. Gilles and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. and Ms. James Koenig Mr. James Krohngold Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Irvin and Elin Leonard Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Joel and Mary Ann Makee Herbert L. and Rhonda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Davis Jeffrey and Eileen Davis Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Mr. and Mrs. David G. de Roulet Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Ms. Maureen A. Doerner and Mr. Geoffrey T. White William Dorsky and Cornelia Hodgson Esther L. and Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Harry and Ann Farmer Ms. Karen Feth Mr. Isaac Fisher (Miami) Joan Alice Ford Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Richard J. Frey Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes (Miami) Arthur L. Fullmer Mr. Bennett Gaines Mrs. Georgia T. Garner Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gelber (Miami) Anne and Walter Ginn Mr. and Mrs. David A. Goldfinger The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Hastings Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan Sally and Oliver Henkel Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinnes Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech Elisabeth Hugh Ruth F. Ihde Mrs. Carol Lee and Mr. James Iott Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Dr. Michael and Mrs. Deborah Joyce Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Joyce Mr. Stephen Judson Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Rev. William C. Keene Angela Kelsey and Michael Zealy (Miami) The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary and Robert Kendis and Susan and James Kendis Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Fred* and Judith Klotzman Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy Marcia Kraus Mr. Donald N. Krosin Eeva and Harri Kulovaara (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. S. Ernest Kulp Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr. Mr. Gary Leidich Ivonete Leite (Miami) Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Edith Lerner Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Ms. Mary Beth Loud Michael J. and Kathryn T. Lucak Mrs. Idarose S. Luntz Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz

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January 8 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. January 9 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s January 10 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House

January 19 — Monday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Severance Hall joins in the city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King’s life and achievements with a free public open house featuring musical performances by groups from across Northeast Ohio. Details at clevelandorchestra.com. Free event, no tickets are required.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

MOZART Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) RAVEL Daphnis and Chloé [complete ballet music]

Boulez Celebration Concerts

Pierre Boulez 90th Birthday Celebration

January 15 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joela Jones, piano Anne Schwanewilms, soprano Members of Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

BOULEZ Twelve Notations (for solo piano) BERG Three Excerpts from Wozzeck DEBUSSY Jeux [Games], poème dansé BOULEZ Notations I-VII-IV-III-II

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

January 16 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s January 17 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

WIGGLESWORTH Études-Tableaux — world premiere MAHLER Symphony No. 6 (“Tragic”)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

January 18 — Sunday at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robert Porco, conductor Sterling Elliott, cello Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus William Henry Caldwell, director This annual musical performance celebrates the spirit of King’s life, leadership, and vision — with a program of music, song, and community service recognition.   Admission is free, but tickets are required.   Tickets were soldout as of January 2.   Listen to the concert live on Cleveland radio   stations WCLV (104.9 FM) or WCPN (90.3 FM). Sponsor: KeyBank

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Pictures at an Exhibition

January 23 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s January 24 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Jakub Hrůša, conductor William Preucil, violin

JANÁČEK Jealousy DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel) Sponsor: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony January 29 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. January 30 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s * January 31 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Hannu Lintu, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin *

SIBELIUS Pohjola’s Daughter PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 * TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

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RAVEL Une Barque sur l’océan DEBUSSY La Mer [The Sea] FAURÉ Requiem

Sibelius Violin Concerto

February 12 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 14 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Juanjo Mena, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 SIBELIUS Violin Concerto SCHOENBERG Pelleas and Melisande

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Vertigo

February 13 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor This classic lm was created by the great collaboration between director Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann. Enjoy this great lm as it is projected on a large screen above stage, with live accompaniment by The Cleveland Orchestra. Sponsor: PNC Bank

Bronfman Plays Brahms

February 19 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 20 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s February 21 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. February 22 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yem Bronfman, piano

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Thursday February 19 at 7:30 p.m. Friday February 20 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday February 21 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday February 22 at 3:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yem Bronfman, piano

Many today think of Brahms as a buttoned-up academic, but his music is filled with emotion . . . from bittersweet joy to exuberant happiness, from lighthearted humor to serious introspection. His two piano concertos stand as pillars of the piano repertoire. Hear them both in the same weekend (No. 2 on Thurs/Fri and No. 1 on Sat/Sun), as Franz Welser-Möst and the Orchestra are joined by Yefim Bronfman. Concert Sponsor: BakerHostetler

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BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 (Thr/Fri) BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.1 (Sat/Sun) Sponsor: BakerHostetler

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AT se v e r a nc e h a ll restaurant and Concession Service

Pre-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is open for pre-concert dining for evening and Sunday afternoon performances, and for lunch following Friday Morning Concerts. For reservations, call 216-231-7373, or make your plans on-line by visiting clevelandorchestra . com . Intermission & Pre-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 BogomolnyKozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Dress Circle Lobby. Post-Concert Dining: New this season, the Severance Restaurant will be open after evening concerts with à la carte dining, desserts, full bar service, and coffee. Friday Morning Concert postconcert luncheon service continues.

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 clevelandorchestra.com

ATM — Automated Teller Machine

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.

questions

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 info@clevelandorchestra.com

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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. Catering provided by Marigold Catering. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 or email to hallrental@clevelandorchestra.com

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 $15 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 $11 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.

friday matinee parking

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.

Concert Previews

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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Guest Information

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 e t 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 clevelandorchestra.com 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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S E A S O N

T H E CLEVELAND O R C H E S TR A u p c om i n g

c o n c e r t s

AT SEVERANCE HALL . . .

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY

At the Movies:

VERTIGO

Friday February 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Friday January 30 at 11:00 a.m. * <18s Saturday January 31 at 8:00 p.m.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Hannu Lintu, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin *

  Tchaikovsky’s music is often considered the most Romantic of any composer. His Fifth Symphony has been an audience favorite since its premiere in 1888 — acclaimed for its soaring melodies, and memorably passionate music. For this concert, it is paired with two additional Russian works, from the 20th century, an opening work by Sibelius and the technically exhilarating Second Violin Concerto by Pro­kofiev. * not appearing on Friday morning concert Sponsor: Jones Day

  The collaboration between director Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann created a series of unforgetable films. And Vertigo — with its rich, seductive, and complex musical score — is perhaps the greatest achievement of this legendary partnership. In the film’s opening scene, police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is afflicted with vertigo during a rooftop chase that results in the death of a fellow officer. An old college chum hires Scottie as a private investigator to follow his wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak). Scottie becomes increasingly enamored of the woman he is following — and observations turn to obsession. Sponsor: PNC Bank

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 Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

TICKETS

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