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About the Orchestra Musical Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roster of Musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About Severance Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION CONCERT MLK Service Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Program: January 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Conductor: Robert Porco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chorus Director: William Henry Caldwell . . . . . . . Guest Artist: Hannah White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus . . . . . . . .

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Learn More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 About Martin Luther King Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 NEWS Cleveland Orchestra News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52


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The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing generous support of The Cleveland Orchestra: National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Ohio and Ohio Arts Council, and to the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud of its long-term partnership with Kent State University, made possible in part through generous funding from the State of Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to have its home, Severance Hall, located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, with whom it has a long history of collaboration and partnership.

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January 16, 2016 Welcome to The Cleveland Orchestra’s 36th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are pleased to once again collaborate with the City of Cleveland to present this event that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King through classical, gospel, and spiritual music performed by The Cleveland Orchestra. We extend a warm welcome to this evening’s artists and performers — conductor Robert Porco, the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and 2015 Sphinx Competition prize-winning violinist Hannah White. At the start of the concert, The Cleveland Orchestra in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership present this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards. These awards are detailed on the following pages and recognize community service and leadership by organizations and individuals making a difference here in Northeast Ohio. We are grateful to several partners who make this concert possible. In addition to the City of Cleveland, we recognize our generous sponsor, KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. Thanks to Cleveland radio station WCLV, this concert is being enjoyed by thousands across Northeast Ohio as they listen to the live broadcast on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). We also acknowledge the members of the Orchestra’s Community Relations Committee for their thoughtful guidance and contributions toward the ongoing work of the institution. Please join us on Monday, January 18, here at Severance Hall for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House. This free community event from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. features a variety of free performances and activities. Complete details can be found at We thank each of the performers for their participation in this special community day celebrating youth and diversity. Thank you for joining us here this evening. We cordially invite you to take full advantage of The Cleveland Orchestra’s varied presentations and performances — at Severance Hall, at the Orchestra’s summer Blossom Music Festival, and through our many education and community programs.

Dennis W. LaBarre President

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Greetings, My wife Karen and I welcome you to Severance Hall for the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert in Cleveland. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of unwavering devotion to his faith in God, family, community, nation, and world. He dedicated his life to the principles of liberty, justice, and equality, and inspired countless people to strive toward achieving a world not divided by racial lines, but united in a “beautiful symphony of brotherhood.� Dr. King taught us that it is far better to love than hate and to seek justice rather than revenge. We applaud The Cleveland Orchestra’s efforts to commemorate his legacy through music and we are grateful to all those who have been involved with this celebration for your support of this incredible annual event. We hope this concert is another memorable tribute to a great man with an even greater mission, and we extend our best wishes for an enjoyable evening. Sincerely,

John R. Kasich Governor

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Dear Friends, It is truly an honor to join The Cleveland Orchestra for its 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert. The success of this event highlights the values of one of America’s greatest champions of racial justice and equality, a champion who dared to dream of a color-blind society united in justice and peace. The words and deeds of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to ring true and inspire us all today. As we enjoy our world-famous Cleveland Orchestra’s beautiful music, let us also reflect on Dr. King’s words: “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” This orchestra — with its mission of spreading great music and the unity that results as people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds gather under one roof — is a perfect vehicle to demonstrate the power of the dedicated and the creative. One of the County’s top priorities is creating jobs and providing a pathway from poverty for our unemployed, underemployed, and most vulnerable citizens. The doors of this administration are open to every citizen, recognizing that all people can make a meaningful contribution toward building a strong community. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not only a time for celebration and tribute but also education and remembrance. I am pleased to join The Cleveland Orchestra, City of Cleveland, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership as we celebrate a man who taught us to be courageous in truth, compassion, and service. I commend and thank you for your continued commitment to justice and service. And I look forward to continuing to work alongside you as we continue to make Cuyahoga County a prosperous place for every citizen. My best always,

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Dear Fellow Citizens: I am pleased and proud to welcome you to Severance Hall for The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Cleveland Orchestra has brought Clevelanders together in a salute to Dr. King for the last 36 years to honor and remember this great American leader. This evening, our world-renowned Orchestra is led by conductor Robert Porco as we join with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus led by choral conductor William Henry Caldwell, and violinist Hannah White, the 15-year-old winner of the national Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. I am also pleased to acknowledge the thirteenth anniversary of the MLK Jr. Community Service Awards, presented in cooperation with the City of Cleveland by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership through the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Each year, these awards recognize members of our community who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that people of all races would unite in harmony and triumph in the struggle for peace, justice, and equality for all of humanity. Through this concert, we celebrate Dr. King’s dream and recommit to the goal of making Cleveland a city where citizens live and work as one, with equality, respect, and justice for all. Enjoy the concert. Sincerely,

Ma Mayor Frankk G.. Jackson

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operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Festival O F F I C E R S A ND E XEC UT I VE C O MMIT T E E Dennis W. LaBarre, President Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman The Honorable John D. Ong, Vice President Jeanette Grasselli Brown Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz

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

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

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

R E S I D E NT TR U S TE ES George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell Richard J. Bogomolny Charles P. Bolton Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark 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 Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer Nancy F. Keithley

Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer TE Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Donald W. Morrison Meg Fulton Mueller Gary A. Oatey TE Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable John D. Ong Rich Paul 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 Meredith Smith Weil Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

N O N- R E S I D E NT TR US T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria)

Richard C. Gridley (SC) Loren W. Hershey (DC)

Herbert Kloiber (Germany)

T R U S TE E S E X- O F F IC I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. Patricia Moore Smith, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Elisabeth Hugh, President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

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

HO NO R A RY TR U S TE E S FO R L I FE Robert W. Gillespie Gay Cull Addicott Dorothy Humel Hovorka Oliver F. Emerson* Robert P. Madison Allen H. Ford PA S T PR E S I D E NT S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

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its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, entering his fourteenth year as the ensemble’s music director with the 2015-16 season, The Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s handful of best orchestras. With Welser-Möst, the ensemble’s musicians, board of directors, staff, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to continue the Orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence, to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education, to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with an unshakeable commitment to innovation and a fearless pursuit of success. 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 Lucerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and at Indiana University.


Musical Excellence. The Cleveland Orchestra has long been committed to the pursuit of musical excellence in everything that it does. The Orchestra’s ongoing collaboration with Welser-Möst is widely-acknowledged among the best orchestra-conductor partnerships of today. Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home, 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 experience music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Recent performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects of varying repertoire and in different locations, 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 being created 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

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tions 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 given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding.


bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Additionally, a new Make Music! initiative is being developed, 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 more than nine decades 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 — with 20% of attendees now comprised of concertgoers age 25 and under. 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 popular Friday night concerts (mixing onstage symphonic works with post-concert entertainment), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaboraSeverance Hall 2015-16

An Enduring Tradition of Community Support. The Cleveland Orchestra was born in Cleveland, created by a group of visionary citizens who believed in the power of music and aspired to having the best performances of great orchestral music possible anywhere. Generations of Clevelanders have supported this vision and enjoyed the Orchestra’s concerts. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs and celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover just under half of each season’s costs, it is the generos-

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ity of thousands each year that drives the Orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence onstage, in the classroom, and for the community. Evolving Greatness. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. 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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Service Awards The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, are pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, who are positively impacting Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King:

Judge Jean Murrell Capers — adult / lifetime achievement Toussaint Joshua Miller — youth Congressman Louis Stokes — posthumous award / lifetime achievement Award recipients demonstrate one or more of the following qualities: • • • • •

Promotion of social justice Promotion of diversity and inclusion Leadership in community building Advocacy for educational excellence Involvement with music and the arts to promote greater understanding and acceptance

ABOUT THE 2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS Judge Jean Murrell Capers, age 103, grew up knowing the importance of education. Both of her parents graduated college from State Normal School for Colored Persons in Kentucky and became teachers. Her family moved from Kentucky to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1919, when she was just 6 years old. Judge Capers said it wasn’t because of racial tensions or better job opportunities, but because her father wanted her and her four siblings to get the benefit of an integrated education. “He knew our competition wasn’t going to be with other Negro students, but rather with whites as well,” Judge Capers said. “We were very proud to have the opportunity for an education.” Judge Capers graduated from Cleveland Public Schools, and went on to receive a college degree from what was then Western Reserve University in 1935. After 5 years of teaching in Cleveland Public Schools, Jean Capers felt she could do more for her Severance Hall 2015-16

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community through the practice of law and enrolled at Cleveland Marshall Law School (now Cleveland-Marshall College of Law) in 1945. Judge Capers said it was harder to be a woman than an African-American while practicing law. She said the prejudices were evident, but she gave every judge a fair chance. Capers became the first African-American woman to be elected to Cleveland City Council in 1949. She served in the Cleveland prosecutor’s office and as an assistant state attorney general. Then, in 1977, at age 62, Capers was appointed a Cleveland Municipal Court judge. Throughout her life, Jean Capers has been a woman of character and integrity, and an enabler of social equality and justice, long before the marches and a movement. Her nominator remarked that Dr. King’s civil rights movement was built on the lives of many remarkable people, including Jean Capers, “who were marching with courage and freedom of spirit before others received important recognition for changing society and overcoming prejudice. We stand on the shoulders of people like Jean Capers who laid the foundation upon which the public Civil Rights movement was built.” Toussaint Joshua Miller is a seventh-grade honors student at University School in Cleveland. His exemplary academic record and past involvement in the gifted and talented S.C.O.P.E program at Chambers Elementary (East Cleveland School District) show Toussaint’s dedication to education and his future. His career aspiration is to become a neurosurgeon. In 2015, Toussaint received the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Award from Ms. Myrna Loy Corley, East Cleveland District Superintendent. Outside of the academic realm, Toussaint remains actively engaged in community service by sharing his musical talents on the piano, drums, and trumpet with local nursing homes. Toussaint has modeled his young life after Dr. King by serving on a youth mentor advisory board and being an active member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. In the words of his nominator, “Toussaint accepts the responsibility of being a leader and role model to his peers as well as to future generations.” Toussaint is the youngest recipient of the MLK Community Service Award to date. Congressman Louis Stokes grew up in inner-city Cleveland in the Outhwaite Housing Projects. He and his younger brother, Carl, were raised by their mother Louise after their father’s untimely death during their adolescence. Louis was not deterred by his circumstances, but rather became more determined to make change. Upon graduation from Cleveland Public Schools, Louis served in the military, which supported his attendance at Cleveland College (of Western Reserve University) through the GI Bill. He continued his education at the Cleveland Law School (now Cleveland-Marshall College of Law), where he became a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1953. Under the guidance of John Carmack, success-


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ful black real-estate broker, and Norman Minor, one of the most revered criminal attorneys in the state, the Stokes brothers established a successful law practice in Cleveland, taking on many civil rights cases. In 1968, Louis Stokes became Ohio’s first black congressman upon election to the U.S. House of Representatives. In order to best represent the citizens of Cleveland in a predominantly black district, Stokes legally challenged the racebased gerrymandering that existed, which had previously made it nearly impossible for a black candidate to win election in the House. In Washington, he helped lay the cornerstone for the Congressional Black Caucus, and later served as its chairman. Stokes became the first African-American to serve on the powerful Appropriations Committee, and became dean of the Ohio delegation. He chaired the House Ethics Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman Stokes’s most public role came as chairman of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which was convened to reopen investigations of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After fifteen terms, totaling 30 years of service in the House of Representatives, Congressman Stokes returned to practicing law in his retirement. He also served as distinguished visiting professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, his alma mater. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown told the Call and Post, “In his pursuit of racial justice, Louis Stokes had a sharp focus on expanding access to health care and education for all communities. His public life was dedicated to improving social and economic justice in Cleveland — starting with building stronger neighborhoods and healthier public housing facilities. These efforts earned him a special place in Cleveland history and the Civil Rights Movement.” Following Louis Stokes’s death on August 18, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an official statement: “Lou triumphed over hardship to become a passionate voice for those less fortunate. . . . Lou leaves behind an indelible legacy in the countless generations of young leaders that he inspired, and he will be sorely missed.” The descriptions above of this year’s Award Recipients are excerpted and condensed from the nomination letters submitted.

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Saturday evening, January 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert Robert Porco, conductor

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The Musical Arts Association and the City of Cleveland present a special celebration of the birthday of

Martin Luther King Jr. featuring the Martin

Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

assembled and prepared by William Henry Caldwell


Hannah White, violin


Dennis W. LaBarre President, Musical Arts Association Pastor Richard M. Gibson Elizabeth Baptist Church

Margot James Copeland Executive Vice President, KeyBank / Chair, KeyBank Foundation


presented by

The Honorable Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland The Honorable Kevin Conwell, Councilman, Ward 9, City of Cleveland The Honorable Yvonne M. Conwell, Cuyahoga County Council, District 7

The Honorable Armond Budish Cuyahoga County Executive


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The Star-Spangled Banner words by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) to a traditional melody arranged for symphony orchestra by Walter Damrosch conducted by William Henry Caldwell THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO JOIN IN SINGING

Lift Every Voice and Sing words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938 ) music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954 ) arranged by Hale Smith THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO JOIN IN SINGING — THE WORDS ARE PRINTED ON PAGE 37

“Danse Nègre” from African Suite, Opus 35 No. 4 by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912)

“Deep River” traditional American spiritual, arranged by Mack Wilberg with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Opus 68 (for violin and orchestra)

by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) with HANNAH WHITE, violin

“Dry Your Tears, Afrika” from the movie Amistad by John Williams (b. 1932) with the


“America the Beautiful” words by Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929) music by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903) arranged for chorus and orchestra by Carmen Dragon with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS


“Humor: Animato” (third movement) from Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”) in A-flat major by William Grant Still (1895-1903)


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“Martin Luther King” (third movement) from Three Black Kings by Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

“There’s No Hiding Place Down Here” (A CAPPELLA) traditional folksong, arranged by R.H. Gillum

“Every Time I Feel the Spirit” (A CAPPELLA) traditional African-American spiritual, arranged by Alan Smith MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

conducted by William Henry Caldwell

“Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land” traditional gospel song, arranged by Glen Burleigh with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

“We Shall Overcome” words by Charles Albert Tindley (1851-1933) and others to music from a gospel song arranged for chorus and orchestra by Uzee Brown Jr. with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

This concert is sponsored by KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. LIVE RADIO BROADCAST:

This concert is being broadcast live on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). Please silence all cellphones and watch alarms. Taping, videorecording, and photographing of this concert are prohibited.

The members of The Cleveland Orchestra are donating their services for this performance to benefit the sustaining fund of the Musical Arts Association.

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DIRECTOR Kelvin Smith Family Chair


Blossom-Lee Chair


Clara G. and George P. Bickford Chair



Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair

Takako Masame Paul and Lucille Jones Chair

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

Kim Gomez Elizabeth and Leslie Kondorossy Chair

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

Miho Hashizume Theodore Rautenberg Chair

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

Alicia Koelz Oswald and Phyllis Lerner Gilroy Chair

Yu Yuan Patty and John Collinson Chair

Isabel Trautwein Trevor and Jennie Jones Chair

Mark Dumm Gladys B. Goetz Chair

Alexandra Preucil Katherine Bormann Analisé Denise Kukelhan


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

Emilio Llinas 2 James and Donna Reid Chair

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

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

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

Orchestra Roster

CELLOS Mark Kosower * Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss 1 The GAR Foundation Chair

Charles Bernard 2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

Bryan Dumm Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair

Tanya Ell 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

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

Mark Atherton Thomas Sperl Henry Peyrebrune Charles Barr Memorial Chair

Charles Carleton Scott Dixon Derek Zadinsky HARP Trina Struble * Alice Chalifoux Chair This roster lists the fulltime members of The Cleveland Orchestra. The number and seating of musicians onstage varies depending on the piece being performed.

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

Saeran St. Christopher Marisela Sager2 Austin B. and Ellen W. Chinn Chair

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

OBOES Frank Rosenwein* Edith S. Taplin Chair

Corbin Stair Jeffrey Rathbun2 Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

HORNS Michael Mayhew § Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia TRUMPETS Michael Sachs* Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

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

Michael Miller

Robert Walters

CORNETS Michael Sachs*

ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters

Michael Miller

Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CLARINETS Robert Woolfrey Daniel McKelway2 Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair

Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

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

PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis* Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

Donald Miller Tom Freer Thomas Sherwood KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Joela Jones* Rudolf Serkin Chair

Carolyn Gadiel Warner Marjory and Marc L. Swartzbaugh Chair

LIBRARIANS Robert O’Brien Joe and Marlene Toot Chair

Donald Miller ENDOWED CHAIRS CURRENTLY UNOCCUPIED Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair Sunshine Chair Robert Marcellus Chair George Szell Memorial Chair

Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

* Principal §

Linnea Nereim

Shachar Israel2





Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

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

Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees2 *

Sandra L. Haslinger Chair

Jonathan Sherwin CONTRABASSOON Jonathan Sherwin

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EUPHONIUM AND BASS TRUMPET Richard Stout TUBA Yasuhito Sugiyama* Nathalie C. Spence and Nathalie S. Boswell Chair


Associate Principal First Assistant Principal Assistant Principal on sabbatical leave




TIMPANI Paul Yancich* Otto G. and Corinne T. Voss Chair

Tom Freer 2 Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair

Orchestra Roster

Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair



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

Robert Porco became director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra in 1998. In addition to overseeing choral activities and preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Blossom Festival Chorus for a variety of concert programs each season, Mr. Porco conducts the Orchestra’s annual series of Christmas concerts at Severance Hall and regularly conducts subscription concert programs, both at Severance Hall and Blossom. In recent seasons, he has led performances of Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, and evenings of Broadway and American favorites at Blossom. Highlights of Mr. Porco’s Cleveland tenure have included preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a wide variety of performances and repertoire, including performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Franz Welser-Möst in January 2007, released as a Deutsche Grammophon recording. He has prepared the Chorus for touring appearances with the Orchestra, including the 2013 European Tour, and performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, Lucerne Festival, London Proms, and Carnegie Hall, as well as for the series of operas at Severance Hall under Welser-Möst’s direction. In 2011, Mr. Porco was honored by Chorus America with its annual Michael Korn Founders Award for a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral art. His activities and achievements across four decades of work have included preparing choruses for such prominent conductors as Pierre Boulez, James ConSeverance Hall 2015-16


lon, Christoph von Dohnányi, Raymond Leppard, James Levine, Jesús López-Cobos, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Kurt Sanderling, Robert Shaw, and Franz WelserMöst, among others. As a guest conductor, Mr. Porco has led performances across North America, and in Europe and Asia, with appearances from Edinburgh to Lucerne, Reykjavik to Taipei, and from Chicago’s Grant Park Festival to the Cincinnati May Festival, where he has served as director of choruses since 1989. Ohio native Robert Porco served as chairman of the choral department at Indiana University 1980-98, and in recent years taught doctoral-level conducting at the school. Highlights of his work at Indiana University have included a special performance by 250 students of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass as part of the Tanglewood Music Festival’s celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday. As teacher and mentor, Mr. Porco has guided and influenced the development of hundreds of musicians, many of whom are now active as professional conductors, singers, or teachers. As a sought-after guest instructor and coach, his teaching work has included programs at Harvard University, Westminster Choir College, and the University of Miami Frost School of Music.


William Henry Caldwell William Henry Caldwell is well known as a choral conductor, voice clinician, and baritone soloist. He has led the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus for The Cleveland Orchestra for the past decade, and also serves as resident conductor for the Classical Roots Community Chorus for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and was director of the Central State University Chorus for over thirty years. The chorus’s accomplishments during his tenure include a Grammy nomination for Amen: A Gospel Celebration, one of several of the Chorus’s recordings on Telarc. The CSU Chorus toured extensively under his direction, including performances in London, Canterbury, Paris, Venice, and Florence, and at the Vatican in Rome. Mr. Caldwell has performed as a baritone soloist throughout the United States and abroad. He performs regularly as soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded on the Telarc label, including appearing as Cokey Lou in George Gershwin’s one-act opera Blue Monday. He has performed as a baritone soloist in Italy, Egypt, and Germany, and has served as an adjudicator/conductor for the Ohio All-State Choir. Mr. Caldwell is a magna cum laude graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and holds a master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Texas. He has done further graduate study at the Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music and with Ohio State University. Mr. Caldwell has served as a member of several arts organization boards, including the Dayton Philharmonic and the Kettering Children’s Choir. He lives in Dayton, Ohio, and serves as choir director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)

Lift every voice and sing, ’Til earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Severance Hall 2015-16

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Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of the hope That the present has brought us. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on ’til victory is won.



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Hannah White Violinist Hannah White is the first place laureate of the Junior Division of the 2015 Sphinx Competition. At the age of fifteen, she makes her Cleveland Orchestra debut this evening. Ms. White has been playing the violin for seven years. She is in her fifth year as a merit scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a precollege training program for highly gifted musicians where she studies with MIC artist faculty members Almita Vamos and Hye-Sun Lee. She is also a recipient of the William Warfield Memorial Scholarship. Hannah White has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras across the Midwest, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Music Institute of Chicago Academy String Orchestra, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra, and Waukesha Area Youth Orchestra. She has won at many competitions, including first place in 2013 at Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) at the National, Regional, and State Level, and, in 2012, at the Madison Youth Concerto Competition and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Senior Symphony Concerto Competition (the youngest ever to win in the orchestra’s 56-year history). She has also won awards in competitions as a chamber music player, including first place at Jules M. Laser Chamber Competition/Society of American Musicians in 2014 and semi-finalist at the Fischoff Chamber Competition in 2013 and 2014. Ms. White has performed as a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra and as a member of MYSO Chamber Ensemble Program and MYSO Chamber Orchestra, among other orchestral groups. She enjoys bringing the gift of music to people — and has performed at businesses and corporations, synagogues, churches, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other social engagements.

THE SPHINX COMPETITION is a program of the Sphinx Organization, a national arts

organization that focuses on youth and minority involvement in classical music. Held every year in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, the competition is open to all junior high, high school, and college-age Black and Latino string players residing in the United States. The purpose of the competition is to offer these young musicians an opportunity to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop, and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities. While in Cleveland, Sphinx laureates often assist education and community relations efforts to increase interest, awareness, and knowledge of classical music through school visits in Cleveland and East Cleveland, and presentations at various community sites. Severance Hall 2015-16

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus This year’s Celebration Chorus features members from the following Cleveland area churches: Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church Aldersgate United Methodist Church Antioch Baptist Church Bethel Church of Cleveland Heights Celebration United Methodist Church Christian Light Community Church Christian Missionary Alliance Church of St. Dominic Church of the Blessed Hope Church of the Covenant Church of the Good Shepherd Church of the Saviour Cory United Methodist Church Covenant Baptist Church Damascus Missionary Baptist Church East Mount Zion Baptist Church East View United Church of Christ Elizabeth Baptist Church Faith Fellowship Church Federated Church Fifth Christian Church First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland Fresh Anointing Impact Church Glenville Seventh-Day Adventist Church Good Shepherd Baptist Church Gospel Divine Evangelistic Grace Lutheran Church Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church Greater Avery AME Church Greater Vision Baptist Church Holy Trinity Baptist Church Lane Metropolitan CME Church Morning Star Baptist Church Mount Moriah AME Church Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Mount Sinai Baptist Church Mount Zion Congregational Church Mount Zion Fellowship of the Brethren New Song Church Assembly of God New Spirit Revival Center Nottingham United Methodist Church Olivet Institutional Baptist Church Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Painesville United Methodist Church Philippi Missionary Baptist Church Pilgrim Church of Christ Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Progressive Baptist Church Providence Baptist Church Rocky River United Methodist Church Shaarey Tikvah South Euclid United Church of Christ St Andrew’s Episcopal Church St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church St. Michael the Archangel Church St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church The Greater New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church The Word Church Unity Center of the Heights University Circle United Methodist Church Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus A volunteer community chorus assembled and prepared by William Henry Caldwell Arlene N. Allen Ulysses G. Allen Renee Woodland Anderson Julia Arnold Emily Austin Joan E. Bacon Melody Baker Gwendolyn J. Bennett Patricia Bennett Harriet J. Biles-Thomas Jason Blade Wilma Blanchard Eva Blount Margie Booker Lisa Bragg Kathleen D. Brown Betty Bryant Eloise Bryant-Smith Gerry Burdick Carlisa Burge Leona Butler Jennifer Calhoun Morris Cammon Carlos Castells-Hogan Ayana Cheston Sharon Brown Cheston Cynthia Clark Peter Clausen Brianna Clifford Barb Clugh Thurston Coleman Renay Cook Sybil Daniel Bill Davis Wanda Dean Carolyn Dessin Mary Dixon Melda English Madison Fallon Rosemarie Fowler Shirley Grooms Kathy Jo Gutgsell Barbara Harris Charles Harris Dianne Harris

Johanna V. Harris Patricia Harris Tracey Harris Brenda Harrison Kevin Henderson Lynda Hill Michael Hives Russ Holder Marlene Hollinger Deborah Holman Ryan Honomichl Maria Jacobs Shirley Jefferson Robert Jenkins Thelma C. Jinko Bonita Johnson Jacqueline Johnson Milton Johnson ShaRon K. Johnson Sharon Jones Judith Karberg Rivia Keys Dorian Kidd Esther L. Kinds Patrick Knaubert Renee Crumb Lake Donna-Marie Lane Dawn Liston Helen Mack James May Kay W. McCastle Marian E. McClendon Rochelle McCrayer Felicia McDonald Margaret McLaughlin Marsha Melton Pamela L. Mendez Roger Mennell Cheri Micheaux-Alexander Ethel Middlebrooks Mary-Francis Miller Andrea Kirkland Moore Jeannette Moore Denys Morgan Donna L. Morgan

Iesha D. Myhand Marsha Myhand Ann Nagy Carolyn V. Neal Cheryl Nelson-Jones S. Mikhaila Noble-Pace Marie Oatman Glenn Obergefell Patsy Orosz Wanda Owens Clara Parker Jonathan Parries Zenia Peak Genise Herron Penn Catherine Phelps-Garrett Ronnie Pierce Ronald E. Pitts Sarah L. Powell John A. Powell Sr. Patricia Price Andrenée Fant Priest Charlie M. Radcliff Heather Rice Mario Riley Stephanie Roberts Kim Robinson Michelle Robinson Anna Rogers Cynthia A. Rose Calvin Sanders Edith Seabon Alice Hill Seifullah Angela Seldon Paula Shaw Karlett Shoates Ta’Juanna Simpson Lezlee Sims Jennifer Sizemore Shirley Diana Smith Linda Sowell Laurie Starner Lyndon O. Steele Sylvia Stevenson Kimberley Stewart Carol Pearson Stocchi

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Marlyn Stokes Victoria Taylor Martha Walter Thomas Janet Thompson Leroy Thompson Rhonda Tremble Michelle Turner Christian Tyson Josephine Tyson Gina Ventre Denice Walker Elizabeth Ward Raymond Weeden Phyllis Weeden-Oliver Steven Weems Cheryl Blockson Westmoreland Anna White Deidre White Deborah Williams Thelma Williams Rev. Carlton L. Willis Kelly Wilson Flo Worth Caleb A. Wright Lily Yee Mary Yee

Soloists “Jesus Is a Rock” Andrenée Fant Priest Eva Blount Caleb A. Wright

“Oh Happy Day” Patricia Harris Phyllis Weeden-Oliver

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demonstrated early its commitment to honoring this country’s greatest civil rights leader. Four days after the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King, The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell performed the “Allegretto” movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 as a memorial tribute to the life of Dr. King. Toward the end of the next decade, The Cleveland Orchestra played a key role in the evolution of a more formal and institutionalized recognition of Dr. King’s life. The Orchestra’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Concert took place in January 1980. In the program book of that first concert, Dr. Donald G. Jacobs, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Interchurch Council, applauded The Cleveland Orchestra “ for taking seriously the need for the whole community to recognize the vital role the life and death of Dr. King continues to play in the struggle for racial justice and human dignity.” The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert quickly became an annual event both as a tribute to Dr. King and as an expression of commitment to the struggle for racial justice and human dignity. From 1980 to 1986, the Musical Arts Association and the Interchurch Council collaborated in presenting these Severance Hall concerts. In January 1986, the Jewish Community Federation and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland joined the Interchurch Council and the Musical Arts Association in sponsoring the event. That same year, the federal government officially designated the third Monday in January as a public holiday celebrating the life and work of Dr. King. In 1986, the City of Cleveland became directly involved in presenting these concerts at the request of Cleveland City Council President George Forbes and Mayor George Voinovich. From 1987 to 1997, the annual King concert took place at Cory United Methodist Church, the site of Dr. King’s last speech in Cleveland. The concert was held at Severance Hall in 1998 and again in 2000 as part of the re-opening festivities following the Hall’s restoration. Severance Hall has continued to host the concert since then. Many distinguished performing artists have participated in these concerts, including Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Leslie Dunner, Raymond Harvey, Isaiah Jackson, Kay George Roberts, André Raphel Smith, Thomas Wilkins, Florence Quivar, Daisy Newman, Cissy Houston, Janet Alcorn, Barbara Conrad, John Cheek, Natalie Hinderas, William Warfield, Leon


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Bibb, and John Fleming. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst first conducted the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert in 2003, and also conducted it in 2004, 2006, and 2009. Beginning with the 1989 concert, volunteers from the greater Cleveland area were organized by Alvin Parris into a Community Gospel Choir, now called the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus. In the past decade, William Henry Caldwell has taken on the role of chorus director. Other choral participants have included the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Prestonian Choral Ensemble, Morgan State University Choir, Shaw High School Concert Choir, Everett Moore Singers, and the Central State University Chorus. An important facet of these programs has been the presentation of contemporary American works, including those of Donald Erb, William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay, Carman Moore, Alvin Parris, Joseph Schwantner, Hale Smith, Undine Smith Moore, George Walker, and Lanny Wolfe. The singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” with audience participation, has been a tradition since the 1984 concert. Carol Jacobs served as Archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra from 1990 to 2007.

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? —Martin Luther King Jr.

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Experience more: Upcoming ideastream programs include… King Stories: Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 18 at 9pm on 90.3 WCPN Close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. share rarely documented stories about the personal and private sides of Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted by the late Julian Bond. Finding Your Roots Tuesday, January 19 at 8pm on WVIZ/PBS Join Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he as he delves into the genealogy of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans, showing them how their ancestors struggled for freedom. The Black Arts Now in its 39th year on WCLV Classical 104.9 Wednesdays in February at 10pm on WCLV Host A. Grace Lee Mims presents a Black History Month line-up of some of her favorite artists: Martina Arroyo (2/3), Leontyne Price (2/10), “Blind Tom” Bethune (2/17) and Marian Anderson (2/24).


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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House at Severance Hall Monday, January 18, 12-5pm Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Dr. King’s life with an open house offering instrumental, vocal and dance performances. Spend the day or spend an hour with us, during this free day of music featuring performances by community musical ensembles, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. More info at

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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Vivien-Sue Penn and Donald McNeely The following biographical sketch is reprinted, with appreciation, from the New Jersey Education Association’s “NJEA Review” of January 1977. T H I S G E N E R AT I O N H A S

Martin Luther KING Jr. born January 15, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia died April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee

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little or no direct experience or knowledge of the struggle for civil rights and human dignity in this country, or of the heroes who led the protest, nor the price they paid. In this age when we still see so much violence around us, it is necessary and proper to study the lives and works of men and women who achieved so much with nonviolent techniques. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those persons. Michael Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929, the son and grandson of Baptist ministers. He later changed his name to Martin Luther King. He was protected somewhat as a child because he was the son of “substantial” black parents. However, he, too, faced personal incidents in the South that smacked of discrimination and social injustice. In Atlanta, he attended Booker T. Washington High School. By the time he was 19, he had graduated as a special gifted student from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and then continued his ministerial education by obtaining a Bachelor of Divinity Degree at Crozer Theological Seminary. He was awarded a PhD from Boston University in 1955. While he was pursuing his education in Massachusetts, King met and married Coretta Scott from Alabama, who was studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music. During those early formative years, he developed a fascination for the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who articulated a doctrine of passive resistance to gain freedom in India. While Martin Luther King was studying for his doctorate in 1954, he was offered and accepted the pastorate of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1955, black people in Alabama were still sent to the rear of any public conveyance — segregated seating. The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was organized in December 1955 to change that situation. King became MIA’s president and preached resistance with love — not hate — for the oppressors. During this period of change in Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr.


many black people were arrested, physically attacked, and otherwise intimidated. Still their protest made its point. The United States Supreme Court finally ruled that existing Alabama laws regarding segregated seating were unconstitutional. Blacks and whites rode buses for the first time on a non-segregated basis. The success of the venture taught civil rights advocates that there was power in good organization and strong leadership, which King provided. Martin Luther King was convinced that his leadership strength lay in its nonviolent approach and proceeded to follow his own dictates by organizing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in January 1957 to widen the effects of his Montgomery success. King moved his family to Atlanta in 1959, where he joined forces with his father, who was the minister associated with the Ebenezer Baptist Church. King’s life was anything but nonviolent. He was frequently arrested, jailed, and physically bruised. Fire hoses and attack dogs became a way of life for this fighter of social injustice. His life was one long thread of demonstrations on buses and other public conveyances, in restaurants, hotels, department stores and other places that needed to be desegregated. Massive demonstrations took the form of freedom marches in


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Alabama and Washington. These challenged people of all faiths, races and religions to join the fight for freedom for all Americans. From all over the nation people joined together in support of the civil rights movement. King’s speeches were impassioned and concerned his personal and his race’s fight against prejudice. They often referred to his philosophy of nonviolence, containing the “I have a dream” appeal first introduced at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., during the 1963 March on Washington. In 1964, Martin Luther King, at the age of 35, became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Four years later he was struck down while supporting a sanitation worker strike in Memphis, Tennessee. While standing on a motel balcony, on April 4, 1968, he was shot by an assassin.


Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C. to deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” in August 1963.

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Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra acclaimed throughout European Tour/Vienna Residency Franz Welser-Möst led The Cleveland Orchestra on their sixteenth international concert tour and eighth biennial Vienna Residency together, performing twelve concerts in ten cities between October 15 and 31. The tour featured performances in a number of Europe’s premier concert halls, including their debut performance at the new Philharmonie de Paris. The following excerpts are taken from from reviews and commentary about these concerts: “The Cleveland Orchestra’s sheer virtuosity, the honed precision of its interaction, and the scintillating silver gleam that was once its trademark, are still breathtaking.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 19, 2015 “From the famous theme to the most tragic or airy passages, the conductor showed his masterful skill, not leaving out any detail, and transcending each motif. The promise of a very high quality concert was kept, giving the audience the opportunity to hear one of the best American orchestras in Europe.” —Crescendo, October 15, 2015 (Brussels) “Welser-Möst’s uncommonly vivid conducting left no doubt — the interpretation was an argument that this work, as Beethoven said of his “Pastoral,” is more an expression of feeling than a painting. . . . The burst of excitement that followed gave the strings another opportunity to demonstrate their excellence.” —Luxemburger Wort, October 19, 2015 “Without a doubt, the superb Cleveland Orchestra, which prefers roundness to brilliance and never flashy virtuosity, adheres to the approach perfectly. Their Austrian director successfully avoids the trap of going overboard and shows he knows how to conduct the music, from start to finish, making a tight, unified ensemble.” —ConcertoNet, October 22, 2015 (Paris) “The strings and brass provided gleaming opulence, and Welser-Möst played the mountain guide in overdrive. Overall, as was made clear at the Konzerthaus this evening, the musicians from Cleveland can play anything.” —Westfälische Nachrichten Münster-Stadt, October 24, 2015 (Dortmund) “Conductor Franz Welser-Möst also strikes the necessary balance between attack and withdrawal, using timbre to maintain the internal tension. . . . Also key: the orchestra’s clarity and transparency are always present in service of expression. . . . It was a brilliant evening by a great orchestra.” —Der Standard, October 29, 2015 (Vienna)


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New DVD Brahms cycle released and available at Severance Hall Following their critically-acclaimed releases of Anton Bruckner symphonies with Clasart, Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra have released an all-Brahms DVD box set. The set features all four symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with Yefim Bronfman and the Violin Concerto with Julia Fischer, and selected other orchestral works. The set was released in Europe in October and is now in general release worldwide. All performances were recorded live — at Severance Hall, during a BBC Proms concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, and in Vienna’s Musikverein. The set was specially available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store in December, prior to the general U.S. release.

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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 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Mark Atherton Martha Baldwin Charles Bernard Katherine Bormann Lisa Boyko Charles Carleton Patrick Connolly Ralph Curry Alan DeMattia Vladimir Deninzon Scott Dixon Elayna Duitman Bryan Dumm Mark Dumm Tanya Ell Mary Kay Fink Kim Gomez Wei-Fang Gu Scott Haigh David Alan Harrell Miho Hashizume Mark Jackobs Joela Jones Richard King Alicia Koelz Stanley Konopka Mark Kosower Paul Kushious Jung-Min Amy Lee Yun-Ting Lee Takako Masame Eli Matthews Jesse McCormick Michael Miller

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Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in music on January 16 and in afternoon open house on Monday, January 18 On Saturday, January 16, The Cleveland Orchestra performs its 36th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and service in music, song, and community recognition. Robert Porco conducts the performance, which features selections with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, a group of volunteer singers from across Northeast Ohio assembled and prepared each year by William Henry Caldwell. Also featured on the concert is violinist Hannah White, a winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition for aspiring Black and Latino string players. Ms. White will perform Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra. Free tickets for this event became available on January 4 and were all distributed

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through the Severance Hall Ticket Office and the Orchestra’s website before noon that day. Those without tickets can experience the concert’s music and celebration by live radio broadcast over radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). Two days later, on Monday, January 18, Severance Hall holds its fifteenth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House from 12 noon to 5 p.m. This day of free activities and performances celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and features performances by a variety of Northeast Ohio community performing arts groups, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus. For more complete details, visit




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A new album released in October features the National Brass Ensemble paying homage to an earlier Grammy Award-winning album, The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli. The new album, titled simply Gabrieli, showcases principal brass and percussion musicians from ten of the nation’s top orchestras across the country — including several players from The Cleveland Orchestra — performing works by Giovanni Gabrieli. The new album also features the world premiere of John Williams’s “Music for Brass,” a tribute to the great tradition of versatility and artistic prominence of American brass playing. The National Brass Ensemble was born more than four decades ago and features brass and percussion players from seven major orchestras across the country, with the members of the National Brass Ensemble holding principal positions in the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. The album is available through the Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall.

For an eighth year, The Cleveland Orchestra is holding a food drive at the start of the calendar year, with goods donated locally. The event is part of Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive held by America’s symphony orchestras. First started in 2009, this project has involved over 250 orchestras from across the nation, who have together collected over 500,000 pounds of food for their communities. The project is the single largest orchestra project organized at a national level, uniting musicians, audiences, staff, and volunteers to help alleviate hunger. This year’s drive in Cleveland is being undertaken surrounding the Orchestra’s concerts on and around the Martin Luther King weekend, with collection of non-perishable food items at concerts and performances January 14-18 at Severance Hall. Unexpired food donations are being collected Thursday through Saturday evenings, and at Monday afternoon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House. Food collected this year by The Cleveland Orchestra will be donated to WSEM Food Center at Community Corner in Gordon Square, part of Hunger Network of Cleveland.



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Sound for the Centennial TH E C A M PAI G N FO R TH E C LE V EL AN D O RC H ESTR A Dennis W. LaBarre, President, Musical Arts Association Richard J. Bogomolny, MAA Chairman and Fundraising Chair Nancy W. McCann, Fundraising Vice Chair Alexander M. Cutler, Special Fundraising Beth E. Mooney, Pension Fundraising John C. Morley, Legacy Giving Hewitt B. Shaw, Annual Fund

In anticipation of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary in 2018, we have embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign. The Sound for the Centennial Campaign seeks to build the Orchestra’s Endowment through cash gifts and legacy commitments, THE while also securing broad-based and increasing annual support from across Northeast CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Ohio. The generous individuals and organizations listed on these pages have made longterm commitments of annual support, endowment funds, and legacy declarations to the Campaign. We gratefully recognize their extraordinary commitment toward the Orchestra’s future success. Your participation can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure that future generations of concertgoers experience, embrace, and enjoy performances, collaborative presentations, and education programs by The Cleveland Orchestra. To join this growing list of visionary contributors, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office at 216-231-7558. Listing as of November 5, 2015. GIFTS OF $5 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Nancy Fisher and Randy Lerner in loving recognition of their mother, Norma Lerner

Maltz Family Foundation Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Anonymous


Art of Beauty Company, Inc. BakerHostetler Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mrs. M. Roger Clapp Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The George Gund Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley KeyBank Kulas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Mrs. Norma Lerner The Lubrizol Corporation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Ms. Beth E. Mooney Sally S.* and John C. Morley John P. Murphy Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Ohio Arts Council The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong The Payne Fund PNC Bank Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker The J. M. Smucker Company Joe and Marlene Toot Anonymous (3)

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Gay Cull Addicott Darby and Jack Ashelman Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Robert and Jean* Conrad Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita GAR Foundation Richard and Ann Gridley The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern James and Gay* Kitson Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth

Ms. Nancy W. McCann Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation Foundation Parker Hannifin Foundation Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Sally and Larry Sears Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP Timken Foundation of Canton Ms. Ginger Warner Anonymous (3)

GIFTS OF $250,000 TO $500,000

Randall and Virginia Barbato John P. Bergren* and Sarah S. Evans The William Bingham Foundation Mr. and Mrs.* Harvey Buchanan Cliffs Natural Resources The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford William and Anna Jean Cushwa Nancy and Richard Dotson Patricia Esposito Sidney E. Frank Foundation Albert I. and Norma C. Geller

The Gerhard Foundation Mary Jane Hartwell David and Nancy Hooker Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey James D. Ireland III* Trevor and Jennie Jones Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund

Mr. Donald W. Morrison Margaret Fulton-Mueller National Endowment for the Arts William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Quality Electrodynamics (QED) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Hewitt and Paula Shaw The Skirball Foundation Richard and Nancy Sneed R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Jules Vinney* David A. and Barbara Wolfort

GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $250,000

The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation American Greetings Corporation Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Jack L. Barnhart Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Ben and Ingrid Bowman Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Buyers Products Company Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J. Donnelly Judith and George W. Diehl George* and Becky Dunn Ernst & Young LLP Mr. Allen H. Ford Frantz Ward LLP Dr. Saul Genuth The Giant Eagle Foundation JoAnn and Robert Glick Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Iris and Tom Harvie Jeff and Julia Healy The Hershey Foundation Mr. Daniel R. High Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr.

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Bernie and Nancy Karr Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Dr. David and Janice Leshner Litigation Management, Inc. Jeffrey Litwiller Linda and Saul Ludwig Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Mr. Thomas F. McKee The Miller Family: Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Nord Family Foundation Mr. Gary A. Oatey Olympic Steel, Inc. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Helen Rankin Butler and Clara Rankin Williams The Reinberger Foundation Amy and Ken Rogat Audra and George Rose RPM International Inc. Mr. Larry J. Santon

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Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Mrs. David Seidenfeld David Shank Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith Sandra and Richey Smith Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Virginia and Bruce Taylor Tucker Ellis Dorothy Ann Turick The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Mr. Max W. Wendel Paul and Suzanne Westlake Marilyn J. White The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation Katie and Donald Woodcock William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Anonymous (4)

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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.

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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.



gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of October 30, 2015


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 Parker Hannifin Foundation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company UBS

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company

The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative support. Listing as of October 2015.

$50,000 TO $99,999


BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Jones Day PNC Bank PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The Lincoln Electric Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP White & Case (Miami)

Dollar Bank Parker Hannifin Foundation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) voestalpine AG (Europe) Anonymous $25,000 TO $49,999 Buyers Products Company FirstMerit Bank Greenberg Traurig (Miami) Litigation Management, Inc. The Lubrizol Corporation Olympic Steel, Inc. 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 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 Frantz Ward LLP Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Gross Builders Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Huntington National Bank KPMG LLP Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Macy’s 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 Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation The Prince & Izant Company The Sherwin-Williams Company Stern Advertising Agency Struktol Company of America Swagelok Company 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.

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

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of October 30, 2015

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

The George Gund Foundation Ohio Arts Council Timken Foundation of Canton $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund


$100,000 TO $249,999

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation

GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation


$50,000 TO $99,999

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 support. Listing as of October 2015.

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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. 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

$20,000 TO $49,999 The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Reinberger Foundation James G. Robertson Fund of Akron Community Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Veale Foundation

$2,500 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 Elisha-Bolton Foundation The Conway Family 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 Lehner Family Foundation The G. R. Lincoln Family 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 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.

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gifts during the past year, as of October 30, 2015


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.

Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. $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 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 Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker 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 October 2015.


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Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

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

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

George* and Becky Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Dee and Jimmy Haslam David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) James D. Ireland III* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Milton and Tamar Maltz Elizabeth F. McBride Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami)

George Szell Society

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:

Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr. T. K. and Faye A. Heston 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 Ms. Beth E. Mooney Sally S.* and John C. Morley Margaret Fulton-Mueller The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation (Miami) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Barbara S. Robinson Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Barbara and David Wolfort Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Anonymous (2)

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society

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

gifts of $25,000 and more

Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Dr. Wolfgang Eder Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-Möst INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

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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 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Julia and Larry Pollock The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation

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Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed (Cleveland, Miami) R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton 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 JoAnn and Robert Glick Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Thomas E Lauria (Miami) Susan Morgan Martin, Patricia Morgan Kulp, and Ann Jones Morgan Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. Larry J. Santon Jim and Myrna Spira Paul and Suzanne Westlake

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

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. David J. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Dr. Edward S. Godleski Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami)

LEADERSHIP PATRON PROGRAM Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley Iris Harvie

Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Meidar The Miller Family Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern 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)

Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde David C. Lamb Larry J. Santon Raymond T. Sawyer

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mrs. Barbara Cook Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings (Miami) Do Unto Others Trust (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Colleen and Richard Fain (Miami) Mr. Allen H. Ford Ms. Dawn M. Full Richard and Ann Gridley Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Sondra and Steve Hardis David and Nancy Hooker Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Allan V. Johnson Trevor and Jennie Jones Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Edith and Ted* Miller Lucia S. Nash Mr. Gary A. Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) Mrs. David Seidenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Kim Sherwin Rick, Margarita, and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss

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 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Myers Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue


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William Appert and Christopher Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Laurel Blossom Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Paul and Marilyn Brentlinger* Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Richard J. and Joanne Clark Jim and Karen Dakin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman Nancy and Richard Dotson Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Mr. Mike S. Eidson, Esq. and Dr. Margaret Eidson (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Nelly and Mike Farra (Miami)

Mr. Isaac Fisher (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Sheree and Monte Friedkin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Mr. David J. Golden Kathleen E. Hancock Michael L. Hardy Mary Jane Hartwell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Joan and Leonard Horvitz Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Tim and Linda Koelz Stewart and Donna Kohl Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mr.* and Mrs. Arch. J. McCartney Mr. Donald W. Morrison Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami) Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Neff Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr.

Douglas and Noreen Powers Audra and George Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Steven and Ellen 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 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Serota (Miami) 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 Florence and Robert Werner (Miami) Anonymous (3)

The 1929 Society gifts of $2,500 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $7,500 TO $9,999

Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen (Miami) Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Henry and Mary Doll Linda and Lawrence D. Goodman (Miami) Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig Iris and Tom Harvie Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch

Amy and Stephen Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Pamela and Scott Isquick Ms. Elizabeth James Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Joela Jones and Richard Weiss 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

Rosskamm Family Trust Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Patricia J. Sawvel Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Bill* and Marjorie B. Shorrock Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Dr. Gregory Videtic Robert C. Weppler Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (3)

Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Mr. Kamal-Neil Dass and Ms. Teresa Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Pete and Margaret Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Dziedzicki Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Eckstein Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elston Mary and Oliver* Emerson Ms. Karen Feth Joseph Z. and Betty Fleming (Miami) Scott A. Foerster Joan Alice Ford Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman

Patti Gordon (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson David and Robin Gunning Alfredo and Luz Maria Gutierrez (Miami) Douglas M. and Amy Halsey (Miami) Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller Thomas and Mary Holmes John and Hollis Hudak (Miami) Bob and Edith Hudson (Miami) Elisabeth Hugh Ms. Carole Hughes Ms. Charlotte L. Hughes Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt


Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Susan S. Angell Agnes Armstrong Mrs. Elizabeth H. Augustus Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Jennifer Barlament and Ken Potsic Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Mr. William Berger Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Ms. Maria Cashy Dr. William and Dottie Clark Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J. Gura Marjorie Dickard Comella


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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hyland Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Mr. John and Mrs. Linda Kelly Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. David C. Lamb Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Ivonete Leite (Miami) Irvin and Elin Leonard Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Elsie and Byron Lutman Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Georgia and Carlos Noble (Miami)

Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury O’Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Christopher I. Page Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. Robert Pinkert (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Martin R. Pollock and Susan A. Gifford Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch Ms. Rosella Puskas Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Ms. Deborah Read Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reid Mrs. Charles Ritchie Amy and Ken Rogat Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rosenberg (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter Bob and Ellie Scheuer David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Lee and Jane Seidman Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Seven Five Fund Ms. Marlene Sharak Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy* Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund

Bruce Smith Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith David Kane Smith Dr. Marvin* and Mimi Sobel Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Stroud Family Trust Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Miss Kathleen Turner Robert and Marti Vagi Don and Mary Louise VanDyke Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquin Viñas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Weil, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Weinberg Dr. R. Morgan and Dr. S. Weirich (Miami) Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Bob and Kat Wollyung Anonymous (3)

Hazel Helgesen* and Gary D. Helgesen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Mr. Robert T. Hexter Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. Fred A. Huepler Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman James and Gay* Kitson Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Dr. Gilles* and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. James Krohngold Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Dr. Edith Lerner Mary Lohman 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 David and Judith Newell Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson

Mr. Carl Podwoski Ms. Sylvia Profernna Mr.* and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Alfonso Rey and Sheryl Latchu (Miami) Dr. Robert W. Reynolds Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Robert and Margo Roth Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Martin I. Saltzman Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Mr. Richard Shirey Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Ellen J. Skinner Mr. Richard C. Stair Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Erik Trimble Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Margaret and Eric* Wayne Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Marcia and Fred* Zakrajsek Mr. Max F. Zupon

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Aronoff Geraldine and Joseph Babin Mr. Mark O. Bagnall (Miami) Ms. Delphine Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Belkin

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Ms. Nancy A. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Amsdell Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Margo and Tom Bertin Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Mr. and Mrs. David Bialosky Carmen Bishopric (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Ms. Mary R. Bynum and Mr. J. Philip Calabrese Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert John Carleton (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Mr. Owen Colligan Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Mr. and Mrs. David G. de Roulet Mrs. April C. Deming Peter and Kathryn Eloff Peggy and David* Fullmer Loren and Michael Garruto Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gelber (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould Nancy and James Grunzweig Lilli and Seth Harris Mr. Robert D. Hart Mary S. Hastings INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $2,500 TO $3,499

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Your Role . . . in The Cleveland Orchestra’s Future Genera ons of Clevelanders have supported the Orchestra and enjoyed its concerts. Tens of thousands have learned to love music through its educa on programs, celebrated important events with its music, and shared in its musicmaking — at school, at Severance Hall, at Blossom, downtown at Public Square, on the radio, and with family and friends. Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of presen ng The Cleveland Orchestra’s season each year. To sustain its ac vi es here in Northeast Ohio, the Orchestra has undertaken the most ambi ous fundraising campaign in our history: the Sound for the Centennial Campaign. By making a dona on, you can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure that future genera ons will con nue to enjoy the Orchestra’s performances, educa on programs, and community ac vi es and partnerships. To make a gi to The Cleveland Orchestra, please visit us online, or call 216-231-7562.


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Mr. Donald N. Krosin Eeva and Harri Kulovaara (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr. Mr. Gary Leidich Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Ms. Grace Lim Mrs. Idarose S. Luntz Janet A. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick Martin Ms. Amanda Martinsek Mr. Julien L. McCall William C. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Stephen and Barbara Messner Ms. Betteann Meyerson Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Jim and Laura Moll Steven and Kimberly Myers Deborah L. Neale Marshall I. Nurenberg and Joanne Klein Richard and Jolene O’Callaghan Dr. Guilherme Oliveira Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Paddock George Parras Dr. and Mrs. Gosta Pettersson Henry Peyrebrune and Tracy Rowell Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus Ms. Maribel Piza (Miami) Dr. Marc and Mrs. Carol Pohl Mrs. Elinor G. Polster Kathleen Pudelski David and Gloria Richards Michael Forde Ripich Mr. and Mrs. James N. Robinson II (Miami) Mr. Timothy D. Robson Ms. Linda M. Rocchi Miss Marjorie A. Rott Mr. Kevin Russell (Miami) Mrs. Elisa J. Russo Dr. Harry S. and Rita K. Rzepka Peter and Aliki Rzepka Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Rev. Robert J. Sanson Ms. Patricia E. Say Mr. James Schutte Dr. John Sedor and Ms. Geralyn Presti Ms. Kathryn Seider Charles Seitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Seitz Ms. Frances L. Sharp Ms. Jeanne Shatten Dr. Donald S. Sheldon Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick Mr. Robert Sieck Ms. Lois H. Siegel (Miami) David* and Harriet Simon Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Simpfendorfer The Shari Bierman Singer Family Grace Katherine Sipusic Robert and Barbara Slanina Sandra and Richey Smith Roy Smith

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Ms. Barbara Snyder Lucy and Dan Sondles Ms. Sharmon Sollitto Michalis and Alejandra Stavrinides (Miami) Mr. Louis Stellato Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Sullivan Robert and Carol Taller Ken and Martha Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Steve and Christa Turnbull Mrs. H. Lansing Vail, Jr. Robert A. Valente Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney Dr. Michael Vogelbaum and Mrs. Judith Rosman Barbara and George von Mehren Alice & Leslie T. Webster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.* Jerome A. Weinberger Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Mr. Martin Wiseman Michael H. Wolf and Antonia Rivas-Wolf Katie and Donald Woodcock Elizabeth B. Wright Rad and Patty Yates Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (5)

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the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 1921-1936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated most of the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant



Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000. In addition to serving as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra for concerts and rehearsals, the building is rented by a wide variety of local organizations and private citizens for performances, meetings, and special events each year.

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AT SE V E R A N C 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 online by visiting Intermission & Pre-Concert: Concession service of beverages and light refreshments is available before most concerts and at intermissions at a variety of lobby locations. Post-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant is open after most evening concerts with à la carte dining, desserts, full bar service, and coffee. For Friday Morning Concerts, a post-concert luncheon service is offered.

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

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

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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 prepaid parking passes is limited. To order pre-paid parking, call the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Parking can be purchased (cash only) for the at-door price of $11 per vehicle when space in the Campus Center Garage permits. However, the garage often fills up and only ticket holders with prepaid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Parking is also available in several lots within 1-2 blocks of Severance Hall. Visit the Orchestra’s website for more information and details.

FRIDAY MATINEE PARKING Due to limited parking availability for Friday Matinee performances, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these convenient off-site parking and round-trip bus options: Shuttle bus service from Cleveland Heights is available from the parking lot at Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road). The roundtrip service rate is $5 per person. Suburban round-trip bus transportation is availble from four locations: Beachwood Place, Crocker Park, Brecksville, and Akron’s Summit Mall. The round-trip service rate is $15 per person per concert, and is provided with support from the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra.

CONCERT PREVIEWS Concert Preview talks and presentations begin one hour prior to most regular Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall.


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 AND SELFIES, VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING Photographs of the hall and selfies to share with others can be taken when the performance is not in progress. However, audio recording, photography, and videography are prohibited during performances at Severance Hall. And, 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 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 make arrangement by calling the House Manager in advance at 216-231-7425. Infrared Assistive Listening Devices are available from a Head Usher or the House Manager for most performances. 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 as you buy 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 AND FAMILIES Regardless of age, each person must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly in a seat throughout the performance. Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts are not recommended for children under the age of 8. However, there are several age-appropriate series designed specifically for children and youth, including: Musical Rainbows (recommended for children 3 to 6 years old) and Family Concerts (for ages 7 and older). Our Under 18s Free ticket program is designed to encourage families to attend together. For more details, visit under18.

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 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 two hours before the concert, the value of each ticket can be a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons who turn back tickets receive a cumulative donation acknowledgement at the end of each calendar year.

Guest Information

The Cleveland Orchestra

A Place to Be Remembered . . . The Cleveland Orchestra is entering the public phase of a major fundraising effort, the Sound for the Centennial Campaign. The campaign is focused on adding more value to our community by securing financial strength for the Orchestra’s second century. The campaign is building the Orchestra’s endowment through cash gi s and legacy commitments, while also securing broad-based and increasing annual support from across Northeast Ohio. Campaign supporters are eligible for special and unique recogni on. From concert dedica ons and program book recogni on to limited-term or permanent naming opportuni es of musician chairs. Plus unique op ons to name spaces and seats in Severance Hall or Blossom Music Center. All available only by suppor ng The Cleveland Orchestra.



You too can play a cri cal part in securing The Cleveland Orchestra’s role in making the Northeast Ohio community great. To learn more about receiving special recogni on through the Sound for the Centennial Campaign, please contact the Philanthropy & Advancement Department by calling 216-231-7558.



WINTER SEASON Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Ravel and Debussy

January 7 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. January 8 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s January 9 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

February 4 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 5 — Friday at 7:00 p.m. <18s February 6 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano Cleveland Orchestra Chorus *

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Vladimir Jurowski, conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 15 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy * * not part of Friday Morning Concert

Sponsor: BakerHostetler

Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony January 14 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. January 15 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Barbara Hannigan, soprano


SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4 Sponsor: Jones Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert January 16 — Saturday at 7:00 p.m THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robert Porco, conductor Hannah White, violin Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus William Henry Caldwell, director and conductor The Cleveland Orchestra’s 36th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland. TICKETS: This concert is soldout. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Listen to the concert live on Cleveland radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) or WCPN (90.3 FM). Sponsor: KeyBank

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Severance Hall Open House January 18 — Monday from noon to 5 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


DALBAVIE La Source d’un Regard* RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY Images * not part of Fridays@7 concert

Sponsors: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Sponsors: KeyBank (Fridays@7)

Mitsuko Uchida’s Mozart February 11 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 12 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s February 13 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor William Preucil, concertmaster and leader

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 MOZART Symphony No. 34 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 Sponsor: Quality Electrodynamics (QED)


Gotta Dance!

February 26 — Friday at 7:30 p.m.


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor with special guests Cleveland Ballet and Csárdás Dance Company Put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner, and join The Cleveland Orchestra for a concert of history’s most toe-tapping music. With selections including a habanera dance from Bizet’s Carmen, a wild square dance from Copland’s Rodeo, and rousing Slavonic Dances by Dvořák. You won’t be able to stop your feet from tapping. Free pre-concert activities begin one hour before start time. Supported by The Giant Eagle Foundation

Under 18s Free FOR FAMILIES


Concerts with this symbol are eligible for "Under 18s Free" ticketing. The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing the youngest audience of any orchestra. Our "Under 18s Free" program offers free tickets for young people attending with families (one per full-price paid adult for concerts marked with the symbol above).

Concert Calendar

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Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony




February 18 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 19 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s February 20 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

BERWALD Symphony No. 3 (“Sinfonie singulière”) DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

Nielsen’s Inextinguishable March 3 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. March 5 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. March 6 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Alan Gilbert, piano and conductor Stephen Hough, piano

SCHUMANN Overture to Manfred DVOŘÁK Piano Concerto NIELSEN Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus March 4 — Friday at 8:00 p.m.




STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka BRAHMS Song of Destiny [Schicksalslied] COPLAND Canticle of Freedom A free Prelude Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. featuring members of the Youth Orchestra performing chamber music.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Robert Porco, conductor Hannah White, violin Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus William Henry Caldwell, director/conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 36th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and service. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland. TICKETS: SOLDOUT

Maria João Pires: Beethoven

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

March 10 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Listen to the concert broadcast live on WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM) radio.

Maria João Pires, piano Julien Brocal, piano Maria João Pires appears for a one-night-only presentation at Severance Hall, playing a program of four Beethoven piano sonatas. Acclaimed for her artistic style and intensity, she appears with young pianist Julien Brocal — to present Sonatas Nos. 13, 14, 31, and 32. For a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24/ 7 for Cleveland Orchestra concerts, visit

Severance Hall 2015-16

Concert Calendar

Concert Sponsor: KeyBank


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Friday February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Friday February 12 at 8:00 p.m. <18s Saturday February 13 at 8:00 p.m.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor Cleveland Ballet and Csárdás Dance Company

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Mitsuko Uchida, conductor William Preucil, concertmaster and leader

Mitsuko Uchida’s interpretations of Mozart are renowed for their intelligence, elegance, and purity. She continues her acclaimed collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, performing — and conducting from the keyboard — some of Mozart’s most extraordinary piano concertos. Sponsored by Quality Electrodynamics (QED)

“The give-and-take response between Uchida and the Cleveland strings and winds attractively beguiles. Superb!” —Audiophile Audition

Put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner, and join The Cleveland Orchestra and a team of local dancers for a concert of history’s most toe-tapping Classical music. With musical selections including a waltz from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, a habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, a wild square dance from Copland’s Rodeo, and rousing Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, you won’t be able to stop your feet from tapping! An hour of free pre-concert activities begins at 6:30 p.m. Supported by The Giant Eagle Foundation

See also the concert calendar listing on previous pages, 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.




Upcoming Concerts

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The Cleveland Orchestra Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Concert  
The Cleveland Orchestra Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Concert