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Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7 AT THE MOVIES

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It’s A Wonderful Life

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Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Music of Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Roster of Orchestra Musicians . . . . . . . . 16 Orchestra News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Get Involved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Severance Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Annual Support Foundation / Government Support . . 64 Corporate Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Individual Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Heritage Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Severance Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 The Back Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78


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Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Conductor: Vinay Parameswaran . . . . . 32 About the Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Conductor: Richard Kaufman . . . . . . . . 43 Sing-along Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Choruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-53

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Perspectives December 2019 Happy Holidays and Season Greetings! I’m delighted you have chosen to join us for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2019 Holiday Festival, a beloved annual tradition for generations of Northeast Ohioans. During this joyous season, I can think of few things more rewarding than sharing the magic of music with friends and family in the celebratory splendor of Severance Hall. As you take a moment to catch your breath amid festive preparations and daily life, we hope you find pure pleasure here in simply nourishing your soul with music of the season. Holiday Spirit. As we gather with loved ones for special meals and holiday cheer, we are reminded that the true spirit of this season can be found in serving others. And, on behalf of the entire Cleveland Orchestra family, let me express how honored we are to share the joy of music with you throughout the year. It’s a privilege to be a part of your life, whether offering you concerts under the stars as part of each summer’s Blossom Music Festival, through free performances on the radio and downtown, or as part of our many community and education programs designed to inspire people of all ages. We understand what a difference music can make in the lives of each and every person. And we know that music can have a positive impact on each and every day . . . to excite, to soothe, to make a difficult day better, or to make a joyous season even greater. Extraordinary Support. Franz Welser-Möst, our musicians, board of trustees, staff, volunteers, and I are all deeply grateful for your continued support. We are appreciative each and every day of the many caring people who make each season possible. We owe a sincere debt of thanks to the many foundations and corporations who step forward in support, and the citizens of Greater Cleveland who donate to The Cleveland Orchestra at a rate higher than that of any other major orchestra’s hometown in the country. This past year has once again reminded me that the Northeast Ohio community is the most loyal and supportive group I have experienced anywhere. You are our greatest strength. Gratitude and Generosity. As we reflect on the many reasons we have to be grateful this holiday season, The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to presenting more music for more people — across this region and around the globe. From world-class concerts to educational programs and community initiatives, none of our work would be possible without your ongoing support. Many of you have special memories associated with The Cleveland Orchestra, and I hope you will consider honoring those moments with a year-end gift — a gift that will help us create new memories for future generations of music lovers. Thank you.

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The Music of Christmas F E W T H I N G S remind us more quickly of the Christmas season than the sound of a favorite carol, song, or phrase of holiday music. Beyond thoughts of the Christmas Story itself, few things are as sure to set us smiling, humming, and looking forward to annual greetings and visits from family and friends. The rituals of baking, shopping, and hanging decorations are amplified with the simple pleasure of listening to some of the beautiful music inspired by this December holiday. While music specifically associated with Christmas can be dated back at least as far as the 13th century, many of today’s favorite Christmas carols and songs were created in the past 300 years. “Adeste Fideles” was written in 1782, “Silent Night” in 1818, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” in 1849. Many composers have been inspired by the Christmas Story to write great music — from Bach’s Magnificat (1723) and Christmas Oratorio (1734) to Handel’s Messiah (1741), from Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ (“The Childhood of Christ,” 1854) to Johannes Brahms’s arrangement of “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (1896), and into the 20th century with such well-known collections as Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols (1942) or the many carol and song arrangements created by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker — and more recent songs for the season by Mel Tormé, John Rutter, Paul McCartney, Vince Gill, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pentatonix, and others. Throughout the 19th century, a renewed interest in (and commercialization of) Christmas saw the growth of many traditions — including the custom of decorating a Christmas tree (popularized in Great Britain by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), the manufacturing of many new kinds of seasonal decorations, the writing of many new Christmas stories (including the publication of “The Night writ Before Christmas” in 1823 and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol in 1843), and Be the widespread adoption of St. Nicholas (soon to be called Santa Claus) as customary parts of the season. Musical offerings also expanded, with the planning of ever-more elaborate and festive presentations to celebrate the season in sound. In America, such inspirational 20th-century choral leaders as Fred Waring and A Robert Shaw helped popularize new songs and new arrangements, while major Rob orchestras, new brass ensembles, and groups like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir orch helped fill the airwaves through special Christmas recordings — and inspired ensembles throughout the country to offer annual holiday concerts. Such performances are today one of the season’s most eagerly awaited traditions, filling concert halls from coast to coast with beloved music and the spirit of Christmas.

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operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Festival OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Richard K. Smucker, Chair André Gremillet, President & CEO Dennis W. LaBarre, Immediate Past Chair Richard J. Bogomolny, Chair Emeritus Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Douglas A. Kern RESIDENT TRUSTEES Robin Dunn Blossom Richard J. Bogomolny Yuval Brisker Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark Robert D. Conrad Margot Copeland Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Robert A. Glick Iris Harvie Dee Haslam Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer

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

Virginia M. Lindseth Nancy W. McCann Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Audrey Gilbert Ratner

Barbara S. Robinson Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Paul E. Westlake Jr.

Nancy F. Keithley Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch Richard Kramer Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Stephen McHale Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic Beth E. Mooney Katherine T. O’Neill Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner

Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Steven M. Ross Luci Schey Spring Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Richard Stovsky Russell Trusso Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire John Warner Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris

N ATI O NA L A ND I N T E RN AT I O N AL T RUS T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (New York) Richard C. Gridley Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria) (South Carolina) Mary Jo Eaton (Florida) Herbert Kloiber (Germany) TRUSTEES EX- OFFICIO Lisa Fedorovich, Co-Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University TRUSTEES EMERITI George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell David P. Hunt S. Lee Kohrman Raymond T. Sawyer

Ben Pyne (New York) Paul Rose (Mexico)

Dr. Patricia M. Smith, President, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Todd Diacon, President, Kent State University

HONORARY TRUSTEE S FOR LIFE Alex Machaskee Gay Cull Addicott Robert P. Madison Charles P. Bolton John C. Morley Jeanette Grasselli Brown The Honorable John D. Ong Allen H. Ford James S. Reid, Jr. Robert W. Gillespie

PA S T BOA R D PR E S ID E N T S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

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

Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08 Dennis W. LaBarre 2009-17


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is today hailed as one of the very best orchestras on the planet, noted for its musical excellence and for its devotion and service to the community it calls home. The 2019-20 season marks the ensemble’s eighteenth year under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, one of today’s most acclaimed musical leaders. Working together, the Orchestra and its board of trustees, staff, and volunteers have affirmed a set of community-inspired goals for the 21st century — to continue the Orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence while focusing new efforts and resources toward fully serving its hometown community throughout Northeast Ohio. The promise of continuing extraordinary concert experiences, engaging music education programs, and innovative technologies offers future generations dynamic access to the best symphonic entertainment possible anywhere. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time 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 intensive performance residencies. These include recurring residencies at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances in European music capitals, in New York, at Indiana University, and in Miami, Florida. Musical Excellence. The Cleveland Orchestra has long been committed to the pursuit of excellence in everything that it does. Its 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 and on tour across the globe, and through recordings and broadcasts. The Orchestra’s longstanding championing of new composers and the commissioning of new works helps audiences experience music as a living language that grows with each new generation. Fruitful juxtapositions and re-examinations of classics, new recording projects and tours of varying repertoire and in different locations, 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 engaging musical explorations for the community are core to the Orchestra’s mission, fueled by a commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities. 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 series of neighborhood initiatives and performances, designed to bring the Orchestra and the citizens of NorthPHOTO BY ROGER MASTROIANNI


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Each year since 1989, The Cleveland Orchestra has presented a free concert in downtown Cleveland, with last summer’s for the ensemble’s official 100th Birthday bash. Nearly 3 million people have experienced the Orchestra through these free performances. This summer’s concert took place on August 7.


east Ohio together in new ways. Active performance ensembles and teaching programs provide proof of the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of more than a century of 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 — with 20% of attendees now comprised of concertgoers age 25 and under — as the Orchestra now boasts one of the youngest audiences for symphonic concerts anywhere. con Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first Cl Clev American orchestras heard on a regular Ame series seri of radio broadcasts, and its Severance anc Hall home was one of the first concert halls hallll in the world built with recording and h broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland b bro Orchestra concerts are presented in a variOrc etyy of formats for a variety of audiences — including casual Friday night concerts, film incl scores scor performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, colla ll ballet ball and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz con W lser-Möst’s creative vision has given the Wel Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to Orc explore music as a universal language of exp p communication and understanding. com

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 performances as some of the best such concert experiences available in the world. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs and have celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover less than half of each season’s costs, the generosity of thousands each year 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 ensemble quickly

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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 brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown. With acoustic refinements under Szell’s guidance and a building-wide restoration and expansion in 1998-2000, Severance Hall continues to provide the Orchestra an enviable and intimate sound environment in which to perfect the ensemble’s artistry. Tour-

ing 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. 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 at home throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world. Program Book on your Phone Visit to read bios and commentary from this book on your mobile phone before or after the concert.

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Franz Welser-Möst MUSIC DIREC TOR

CELLOS Mark Kosower *

Kelvin Smith Family Chair


Virginia M. Lindseth, PhD, Chair


Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair


Clara G. and George P. Bickford 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

Katherine Bormann Analisé Denise Kukelhan Zhan Shu


Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

The GAR Foundation Chair

Charles Bernard2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

Emilio Llinás2 James and Donna Reid Chair

Bryan Dumm Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair

Eli Matthews1 Patricia M. Kozerefski and Richard J. Bogomolny Chair

Sonja Braaten Molloy Carolyn Gadiel Warner Elayna Duitman Ioana Missits Jeffrey Zehngut Vladimir Deninzon Sae Shiragami Scott Weber Kathleen Collins Beth Woodside Emma Shook Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair

Yun-Ting Lee Jiah Chung Chapdelaine VIOLAS Wesley Collins* Chaillé H. and Richard B. Tullis Chair

Lynne Ramsey

Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss1


Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Stanley Konopka2 Mark Jackobs Jean Wall Bennett Chair

Arthur Klima Richard Waugh Lisa Boyko Richard and Nancy Sneed Chair

Lembi Veskimets The Morgan Sisters Chair

Eliesha Nelson Joanna Patterson Zakany Patrick Connolly

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Tanya Ell Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Chair

Ralph Curry Brian Thornton William P. Blair III Chair

David Alan Harrell Martha Baldwin Dane Johansen Paul Kushious BASSES Maximilian Dimoff * Clarence T. Reinberger Chair

Kevin Switalski2 Scott Haigh1 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 Jessica Sindell2 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 Sharon and Yoash Wiener Chair

Jeffrey Rathbun2 Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

HORNS Nathaniel Silberschlag* George Szell Memorial Chair

Michael Mayhew

Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia

Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

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

Michael Miller

ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters

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

Michael Miller CLARINETS Afendi Yusuf* Robert Marcellus Chair

Robert Woolfrey Victoire G. and Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Chair

Daniel McKelway2 Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair

E-FLAT CLARINET Daniel McKelway Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASSOONS John Clouser *

TROMBONES Shachar Israel2 Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

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

Louise Harkness Ingalls Chair

Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees2 Sandra L. Haslinger Chair

Jonathan Sherwin CONTRABASSOON Jonathan Sherwin

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PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis* Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

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

TRUMPETS Michael Sachs*

Robert Walters

Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe 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 Blossom-Lee Chair Sunshine Chair Myrna and James Spira Chair Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

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Associate Principal First Assistant Principal Assistant Principal



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

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

The Musicians

Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair


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The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst extend acclaimed partnership to 2027 Musical collaboration continues to flourish, with ambitious plans for future Worldwide performances to expand, playing more music for more people at home and around the globe On September 21, The Cleveland Orchestra announced a new five-year extension of Franz Welser-Möst’s contract as Music Director, continuing a partnership that began in 2002 to 2027. The announcement was made at Severance Hall in Cleveland at the Gala Concert opening the Orchestra’s 2019-20 season. “I am delighted to announce this extended contract, ensuring The Cleveland Orchestra’s acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Möst for an additional five years to 2027,” said Richard K. Smucker, Chair of the Orchestra’s Board of Trustees. “From Franz’s work here over the past quarter century, from everything we’ve witnessed and experienced across our Centennial Celebrations in 2018 to today, and through ongoing discussions and plans for the future, I know there is so much more to look forward to. This pairing, of Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, is already among the most successful artistic partnerships in the world today. Newspapers regularly proclaim Cleveland’s Orchestra under Franz’s baton as ‘America’s finest,’ as ‘America’s best,’ as ‘one of the top three in the world.’ This recognition inspires in us great pride and deep humility — as well as extraordinary awe and thanks to these exemplary, hard-working musicians.” “But, and let me say this loud and clear,” continued Smucker. “Together we know that Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra can do even more. Franz’s vision and leadership reach across all areas of our institution, building and fostering our commitment to music education, dedicated to excellence, and determined to play more music for more people, to inspire young and old alike through the incredible power of music.” Franz Welser-Möst first appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra as a guest conductor in February 1993. He was invited to return every season beginning in 1994, and was chosen and announced in 1999 as the Orchestra’s seventh Music Director, succeeding Christoph von Dohnányi, who served as music director from 1984


until 2002. Welser-Möst’s tenure began with the 2002-03 season. “I am humbled by the faith that the musicians of the Orchestra and everyone in Cleveland has placed in my hands,” commented Franz WelserMöst. “From the beginning, I have been inspired by Cleveland’s musicians and by the support and keen interest that the entire Cleveland community provides to The Cleveland Orchestra. I continue to be energized by these incredible artists and by all that we are able to do together. There is no better place in the world to work and to create music together than what The Cleveland Orchestra and community have offered to me.” “I first conducted The Cleveland Orchestra in 1993 and I then spent a decade leading performances as a guest conductor here,” continued Welser-Möst. “So that even before I accepted the artistic leadership role here, I believed that Cleveland offered an opportunity to take a level of accomplished artistry and deeply-held traditions of excellence, and to grow even further, into something truly extraordinary together. I am humbled and excited by what we have already achieved together, and am looking forward to how much more we will do in years ahead. To remain connected with our audiences, to make a difference in our changing world, requires that we constantly evolve and thrive in new ways. The Cleveland Orchestra, and the entire community here, continually demonstrate a curiosity and willingness to learn that inspires me. I am eager to continue this wonderful relationship with this dynamic community.” “The relationship between Franz Welser-Möst and the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra continues to flourish and evolve,” said André Gremillet, the Orchestra’s President & CEO. “This Orchestra has long been recognized as one of the best in the world. Whether we’re playing at home in Ohio, in Miami, New York, or across Europe or Asia, The Cleveland Orchestra is consistently acclaimed for its artistry, musicality, and unrivaled excellence. Under Franz’s leadership, it has grown even further,

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both artistically and in deepening its close and storied relationship with the larger Cleveland community. Musically, it has become a more agile ensemble, refining its chamber-music like approach to music-making in order to consistently offer performances of incredible finesse, unmatched subtlety, and deep meaning. Under Franz’s leadership and with his innovative programming, The Cleveland Orchestra’s audiences have grown bigger and, most notably, they have grown younger as we attract students and young people from across the region.” In announcing the news, Richard Waugh, chair of the Musicians’ Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra, commented: “There is a strong sense of understanding and mutual respect between Franz Welser-Möst and the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. There is a sense of excitement, willingness and ability to collaborate within this Orchestra that makes each rehearsal, each performance into a unique opportunity for sharing and teamwork. Franz WelserMöst has enhanced and increased our understanding and potential as an ensemble, which makes for a wonderful collegial environment onstage for everyone. We are looking forward to our ongoing music-making with him.” The announcement and accompanying news release detailed a variety of plans that are in development or already in place for future seasons, including new and ongoing programs to further eliminate barriers to attending the Orchestra’s education and community engagement initiatives. Also detailed were the launch of a new series of recordings showcasing WelserMöst and the Orchestra, as well as opera offerings for the next five seasons. “Franz Welser-Möst’s reputation for insightful leadership and programming draws musicians from around the world, both as guests and to audition for the Orchestra itself,” said Mark Williams, Chief Artistic Officer of The Cleveland Orchestra. “Part of his success in making Cleveland a destination for opera is his ability to discover and nurture


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the best singers worldwide. He has recognized the potential of many singers from the beginning of their careers and helped mentor them into the wellknown artists they are today. But without seeking credit or publicity — simply by inviting them to work in Cleveland in unique opera presentations and other repertoire. He has done much the same over the past two decades working with a series of emerging composers, encouraging and supporting their work through performances and commissions, building on The Cleveland Orchestra’s long history of commissioning and presenting new works.” “I believe that part of each season should always be about discovery, for the Orchestra’s musicians, for guest artists, for the audiences,” said Franz Welser-Möst. “Our role as musicians is not simply to play music that we all know and love, but also to explore, whether they are new works or ‘undiscovered gems’ from the past that are new for the audience and the Orchestra, but deserve to be heard. For me, too, it is important to study and learn new works, and to encourage a curiosity about the many shapes and styles of music — for the audience, within the Orchestra, and for myself. Learning keeps us alive and helps us to understand and share music as a language in new ways.” To read the complete news release detailing future plans related to Franz Welser-Möst’s ongoing tenure as music director, please visit

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Spring festival to foster discussion about the role of art in society, government censorship, and prejudice The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the name of its groundbreaking citywide festival, Censored: Art & Power, scheduled for spring 2020. The festival is centered around the Orchestra’s performances of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu in May 2020, and seeks to spur discussion about the role of art in society, government censorship, and prejudice, taking as a starting point the Degenerate Art & Music movement in Nazi Germany. As a major focal point of the Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, the festival will feature a variety of collaborative presentations surrounding and leading up to the opera performances (May 16, 19, and 22). Newly-announced details include: Education programming in collaboration with Facing History and Ourselves, which will provide Cleveland area teachers and students with resources to help them engage in meaningful conversations about racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism; An exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art honoring artists from its collection whose work was removed by Nazis and featured in Germany’s 1937 Degenerate Art presentations; A Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque screening of G.W. Pabst’s 1929 German film Pandora’s Box, which was inspired by the same plays in Frank Wedekind’s “Lulu” cycle that Berg adapted for the libretto of his opera; And a series of lectures hosted by Beachwood’s Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Additional details of these and other partner events will be announced in the months ahead. During the festival in May 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz WelserMöst will focus on the opera Lulu, which German composer Alban Berg wrote during the Nazi rise to power in the early 1930s. Looking at both the abusive and oppressive subject matter of the opera itself and how government censorship halted the work’s premiere, the Censored: Art & Power festival is designed to explore the ways in which music and composers at the time were damaged by the prejudice, propaganda, political control, and hate that surrounded what became



ART & POWER known as the Degenerate Art & Music movement instigated across Germany in the decade before the Second World War. In addition to banning artworks, musical performances, and literature that didn’t conform to the Third Reich’s idea of classical beauty, the Nazi Party held a series of widely-attended public exhibitions providing examples of art and music it believed was harmful or decadent — due to Jewish, Communist, African American, Modernist, and other minority influences. “One of the highlights of this coming season is the opera Lulu,” says Franz Welser-Möst. “It is an intense and challenging work both musically and in its subject matter. Yet this kind of programming is successful in Cleveland because we have such an extraordinary, adventurous, and open audience.” “With the festival we are creating around Lulu,” he continues, “we will look at the relationship of art and politics in Berg’s lifetime — of how certain music in the 1920s and ‘30s was politically abandoned and prohibited. We are featuring works by Erwin Schulhoff, Ernst Krenek, and others — works that the Nazis labeled ‘Entartete Musik’ or Degenerate Music.” “It was a period of autocratic, authoritarian regimes who condemned any artistic expression outside of their narrow view with a heavy hand. Artists and their work were prohibited through censorship. Just as the character of Lulu is abused and abusive in her own way, we will look into how music and art can be abused by a system — and how a system can turn people on one another. These are important topics, not only from the past but also in today’s world,” says Welser-Möst.

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A Phone Call That Changed My Life by Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet

“Pack your bags, young man. You’re the new Principal Trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra.” I’ll never forget the phone call from David Zauder (longtime Orchestra Personnel Manager and Second Trumpet) on May 12, 1988 that changed my life forever. The call that brought me to this incredible orchestra and community of people, like BMM PG you JO UIF BVEJFODF, who so greatly value music. When I first moved to Cleveland all those years ago, I was struck by the grandeur of Severance Hall, the polish of the ensemble – and, most of all, the support of this community. The reason The Cleveland Orchestra has thrived for over 100 years is because of people like you. As a dedicated supporter of the Orchestra, you bring life-changing music to the stage week after week for our Cleveland community. It has been the great honor of my lifetime to be in this ensemble, in this city, and it has given me so much. This orchestra raised me and taught me the “Cleveland Orchestra way” which, as it turns out, is very much the Cleveland way. Cleveland – and all of Northeast Ohio – is about family. It’s about tradition, pride, and a sense of belonging.

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At just four years old, young Michael Sachs knew he wanted to play the trumpet, but found out he couldn’t start until his front teeth came in! At six and a half, he finally got his hands on one – and never looked back. Michael loves this photo from his childhood because “besides the puffed out cheeks,” his expression remains the same all these years later.

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Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in free events with concert on January 12 and open house on January 20 On Sunday, January 12, The Cleveland Orchestra performs its 40th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and service through music al performance and community recognition. The performance will be conducted by Cleveland Orchestra assistant conductor Vinay Parameswaran, leading musical 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. Video segments will also be featured as part of this year’s concert, in a multi-media component produced by Cleveland’s ideastream. The concert begins with the presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, given jointly by The Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Partnership to individuals who are positively impacting Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available through The Cleveland Orchestra’s website — beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4. Due to high demand, tickets usually go quickly and are soldout on the first day of availability. 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). A week later, on MLK Day, Monday, January 20, Severance Hall hosts its eighteenth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House from 12 noon to 5 p.m. This afternoon features activities and performances. For more complete details, visit


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Cleveland Orchestra &KRUXV RIIHUV &' ÀOOHG with Christmas Music For over two decades, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus has produced a series of compact discs featuring performances taken from recent Christmas Concerts. These CDs help the Chorus raise money for their touring fund and education programs — and are offered as thank you gifts to anyone making a donation to the Chorus. The newest of these CDs, titled “On Christmas Night,” was released a year ago and is available for donations of $25 or more. It includes a variety of seasonal musical works performed 2014-2017, conducted by Vinay Parameswaran, Brett Mitchell, and Robert Porco. A complete listing of musical selections can be found on the Orchestra’s website. Donations can be made by calling the Chorus Office at 216-231-7372, or in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. This newest album is one in a long line of private-issue CDs created to help raise funds for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. A number of earlier CDs are also still available, for a donation of $15.

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Longtime ticket oďŹƒce manager retires The Cleveland Orchestra family extends gratitude and extraordinary best wishes to Tim Gaines, who retired as box office manager on November 1, following a 40-year career with the institution. He first joined the organization in a part-time role at Blossom, before moving up to assistant box office manager in 1981 and then as director of administration at Blossom in 1987. He became director of subscriptions in 1988 and then box office manager beginning in 1997. While deftly managing the needs, desires, and concerns of thousands of ticketbuyers and subscribers — nearly ten million tickets were sold during his years in the box office — Mr. Gaines helped lead the Orchestra into the computer age, learning the ins and outs of several generations of ticketing software to help ensure data accuracy and security. He personally knew and handled many subscribers’ seating preferences, and was willingly on call even

when on vacation or weekends off to help manage challenging situations. He was a strong advocate for implementing new seating options for patrons with disabilities. A Cleveland native, Tim has long been interested and knowledgeable about the Orchestra’s concerts, with Shostakovich as one of his personal favorite composers. “The loyalty and good judgement that Tim Gaines provided our audiences was remarkable,� commented Julie Stapf, senior director of marketing. “Tim led the way in customer service, long before that became an institutional imperative. His dedication and ability to bridge between our ticketing software and the real lives and faces of our customers was tremendous. Thank you, Tim.�

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Economic study shows The Cleveland Orchestra’s influence and impact across Northeast Ohio The Cleveland Orchestra has released information from a study it commissioned from research firm Kleinhenz & Associates and Case Western Reserve University. The study examines the Orchestra’s economic and social impact on the local and regional areas the ensemble calls home. Driven by a commitment to enrich lives by creating extraordinary musical experiences at the highest level, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and artistic innovation. The economic study, conducted during the Orchestra’s 2017-18 season, analyzes the financial influence this renowned institution has on Northeast Ohio. The study concludes that The Cleveland Orchestra generates $135.4 million of annual sales across Northeast Ohio’s seven-county region, calculated by looking at a variety of factors, including performances held at Severance Hall and summer concerts at Blossom Music Center (both classical programming by the Orchestra and the rock, country, and other music presented by Live Nation). In addition, activities at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center supported by The Cleveland Orchestra created nearly 1,300 jobs, which are directly accountable for $60.8 million of annual payroll income. The study determined that the Orchestra remains an integral thread woven through the fabric of the Northeast Ohio community, and the economic areas most affected by its influence are performing arts, dining and restaurants, hotel, and travel. “The Cleveland Orchestra provides terrific value to the people of Northeast Ohio and is an invaluable asset in helping our company recruit the best talent from around the nation,” said Richard K. Smucker, Chair of The Cleveland Orchestra and Executive Chairman of The J.M. Smucker Company. “The Cleveland Orchestra is also the only art form from this region that travels the globe every year, and as such it performs an important role as ambassador for the city. By carrying the name of Cleveland in this way, the Orchestra provides many of our region’s companies with exciting connections to new international business possibilities.” “For more than a century, The Cleveland

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Orchestra has been committed to presenting inspirational and unrivaled music performances for audiences across Northeast Ohio, and around the world,” said André Gremillet, President and CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra. “This remarkable ensemble has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to engaging the members of its community by participating in a wealth of educational programs for people of all ages. Although many Clevelanders possess a deep and enduring appreciation for the Orchestra’s musical and cultural significance, we hope this study also helps people understand the organization’s economic value to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.” “The Cleveland Orchestra has been a vibrant part of Cleveland’s economic and cultural fabric, benefitting those who live here and those who visit from all over the world,” said Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, CEO & President of the Cleveland Clinic and a Cleveland Orchestra Trustee. “It is internationally recognized for the highly talented musicians, leaders, and programs that have made it a tremendous asset to this community for many years. We are very proud and honored to have such a treasure that helps the city recruit great talent to Cleveland.” After concluding that the Orchestra is responsible for $135.4 million in spending across the region, the report also determined that $116 million of that total comes from operations and $19.4 million from visitors to the region. At Severance Hall, the Orchestra generates approximately $99.5 million in economic activity within Cuyahoga County. Further findings reveal that the Orchestra generates $84.2 million in spending from its operating expenditures, and its visitors generate $15.3 million in sales. There were 159,000 attendees of Orchestra events at Severance Hall, spending $11.2 million excluding ticket sales; 45 percent of those visitors were from outside Cuyahoga County. More than half of The Cleveland Orchestra’s musicians are connected to the Cleveland Institute of Music as members of the faculty, alumni, or both. Together, The Cleveland Orchestra and CIM are responsible for annually adding $172.1 million to Northeast Ohio’s economy.

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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 offer performance and coaching time in support of Orchestra education, community engagement, fundraising, and audience development activities. We are pleased to recognize these musicians, listed below, who offered their talents and artistry for such presentations during the 2018-19 season. Mark Atherton Martha Baldwin Charles Bernard Katherine Bormann Lisa Boyko Charles Carleton Jiah Chung Chapdelaine Hans Clebsch John Clouser Kathleen Collins Wesley Collins Ralph Curry Marc Damoulakis Alan DeMattia Maximillian Dimoff Scott Dixon Bryan Dumm Mark Dumm Tanya Ell Mary Kay Fink Tom Freer Wei-Fang Gu Scott Haigh David Alan Harrell Miho Hashizume Shachar Israel Mark Jackobs Dane Johansen Joela Jones Richard King Arthur Klima Alicia Koelz Stanley Konopka Mark Kosower Paul Kushious Jung-Min Amy Lee Yun-Ting Lee Michael Mayhew Takako Masame Eli Matthews Jesse McCormick Daniel McKelway Michael Miller Ioana Missits

Sonja Braaten Molloy Eliesha Nelson Robert O’Brien Peter Otto Chul-In Park Joanna Patterson Zakany Henry Peyrebrune Lynne Ramsey Jeffrey Rathbun Jean Preucil Rose Stephen Rose Frank Rosenwein Michael Sachs Jonathan Sherwin Thomas Sherwood Sae Shiragami Emma Shook Zhan Shu Jessica Sindell Thomas Sperl Saeran St. Christopher Corbin Stair Lyle Steelman Barrick Stees Richard Stout Trina Struble Yasuhito Sugiyama Jack Sutte Stephen Tavani Gareth Thomas Brian Thornton Isabel Trautwein Lembi Veskimets Robert Walters Carolyn Gadiel Warner Richard Waugh Scott Weber Richard Weiss Beth Woodside Robert Woolfrey Paul Yancich Yu Yuan Afendi Yusuf Jeffrey Zehngut

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Special thanks to musicians for supporting the Orchestra’s long-term financial strength The Board of Trustees extends a special acknowledgement to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for supporting the institution’s programs by jointly volunteering their musical services for several concerts each season. These donated services have long played an important role in supporting the institution’s financial strength, and were expanded a decade ago to provide added opportunities for new and ongoing revenue-generating performances by The Cleveland Orchestra. “We are especially grateful to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for this ongoing and meaningful investment in the future of the institution,” says André Gremillet, president & CEO. “These donated services each year make a measureable difference to the Orchestra’s overall financial strength, by ensuring our ability to take advantage of opportunities to maximize performance revenue. They allow us to offer more musical inspiration to audiences around the world than would otherwise be possible, supporting the Orchestra’s vital role in enhancing the lives of everyone across Northeast Ohio.”

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A modern-day take on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, set in America. Adapted from the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern.

MOVI E SYN O P S IS CHRISTMAS, 1946. George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has longed to travel, but never had the opportunity — choosing instead to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents Potter from taking control of everyone’s lives and finances is George’s modest building and loan company, founded by his community-minded father. On Christmas Eve, however, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 of receipts while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail — and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking that his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, George drinks in a local bar at the edge of town and contemplates suicide. But the everyday prayers of people all over town wishing George well result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George. If Clarence is successful, he will finally earn his angel wings. In a series of scenes reviewing the years past, Clarence shows George what things would have been like if George had never been born. Events without his presence lead history and relationships into different, less positive directions. Catching up to this very Christmas Eve, Clarence shows a nightmarish vision in which the Potter-controlled town is sunk in sex and sin — and those George loves are either dead, ruined, or miserable. George realizes that he has touched many people in a positive way and that his life has truly been a wonderful one. He awakens to find that it is still Christmas Eve and heads home to face his future, buoyed by all those around him. There is, in fact, a plan afoot to save the Bailey Building & Loan Co. — and George’s family and people from all over town show up to celebrate not just the holiday season but George Bailey’s goodness and friendship.


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Severance Hall — Cleveland, Ohio Thursday evening, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A presents

It’s A Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern produced by Frank Capra musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc and Joseph Walker edited by William Hornbeck


James Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Bailey Donna Reed . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hatch Bailey, George’s wife Lionel Barrymore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Potter Thomas Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Bailey, George’s uncle Henry Travers . . . . . . . Clarence Oddbody, George’s Angel Beulah Bondi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ma Bailey Ward Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bert Frank Faylen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernie Gloria Grahame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violet The film is presented with one intermission and will end at approximately 10:00 p.m. LIVE IN-CONCERT FILM PRESENTATION

with the music performed live by THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA and the CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH CHORUS (see page 51) conducted by VINAY PARAMESWARAN It’s a Wonderful Life was produced by Liberty Films and released by RKO Pictures. The film, restored score, and this concert presentation are licenced by Paramount Pictures. Original score restored and produced for concert presentation by CineConcerts.

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Vinay Parameswaran’s third year as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s conducting staff. In this role, he leads the Orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. He also serves as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and his contract in both positions was recently extended through the 2020-21 season. Mr. Parameswaran came to Cleveland following three seasons as associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony (2014-2017), where he led over 150 performances. In the summer of 2017, he was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Recent seasons have included Mr. Parameswaran making his guest conducting debuts with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Tucson Symphony, and also made his subscription debut with the Nashville Symphony conducting works by Gabriella Smith, Grieg, and Piev. Other recent engagements have included debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Eugene Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.


In addition to his concert work, Mr. Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater. He also assisted with Opera Philadelphia’s presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco. Mr. Parameswaran has participated in conducting masterclasses with David Zinman at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, as well as with Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. He is the conductor on the album Two x Four featuring the Curtis 20/21 ensemble alongside violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, featuring works by Bach, David Ludwig, Philip Glass, and Anna Clyne. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Parameswaran played percussion for six years in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and political science from Brown University, where he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.

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It’s A Wonderful Life — In Music The Cleveland Orchestra’s symphony concert presentation of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life includes the full original musical score created by composer Dimitri Tiomkin in 1946, and restored by CineConcerts in 2015. This version of the scoring never made it into the movie; it was drastically altered prior to the film’s release, which RKO Pictures had decided to move up from the spring of 1947 to the pre-Christmas season of 1946. The changes were intended, in part, to give the movie a lighter and happier “holiday” feeling throughout — more so than Capra’s original concept for the film had envisioned, which Tiomkin had worked to match. Capra oversaw the edits and changes to the score (even borrowing from other films), which involved cutting more than 40 minutes of music and caused the director and composer to stop talking to one another for a time. Thus, this live symphony orchestra presentation may offer interesting surprises for audiences familiar with the theatrical release on video and television.

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Dimitri Tiomkin Composer, It’s a Wnderful Life Composer Dimitri Zinovich Tiomkin was born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, in 1894. His mother, Marie (née Tartakovsky), was a music teacher and his father, Zinovie, a physician. As a student at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Dimitri excelled as a solo pianist under the tutelage of Felix Blumenfeld and Isabelle Vengerova, and also studied with composer Alexander Glazunov, the conservatory’s director. Tiomkin’s professional debut in film music came in St. Petersburg’s cinemas, where he accompanied Russian and French silent films. He also provided piano accompaniment for the ballerina Thamar Karsavina on tours of army posts and improvised on the piano during performances by comedian Max Linder. In 1931, Tiomkin was hired by Universal Studios to score the Russian-themed Resurrection, his first effort at a non-musical film, but it was Paramount’s Alice in Wonderland that offered Tiomkin his first chance at composing and arranging the underscore and songs for a major motion picture. Film music assignments continued sporadically until he met director Frank Capra. The two first worked together on Lost Horizon (1937). That score helped make Tiomkin’s reputation as a creator of music on a grand scale, with the score nominated for an Academy Award. The Capra-Tiomkin partnership continued with You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), and It’s a Wonderful Life (1947). He died in 1979.


CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media, and is continuously working to redefine live entertainment in the 21st century. Founded by Justin Freer and Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged over 1.3 million people worldwide in concert presentations involving over 900 performances in 48 countries — performed and presented in collaboration with some of the best orchestras and venues in the world, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic and Philhamonica, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and many more. Recent and current live concert experiences include: Rudy in Concert, The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Gladiator Live, The Godfather Live, It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert, DreamWorks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert, and A Christmas Dream Live. Justin Freer, President, Founder, and Producer Brady Beaubien, Co-Founder and Producer Jeffery Sells, Managing Director Andrew Alderete, Head of Publicity and Communications Mike Ranger, Director of Visual Media Ma’ayan Kaplan, Special Products Director Brittany Fonseca, Senior Marketing Manager Si Peng, Senior Social Media Manager Gabe Cheng, Project Manager Worldwide Representation: WME Entertainment Music Preparation: JoAnn Kane Music Service Music Editing: Ed Kalnins Playback Operation and Synthesizer Production: iMusicImage Sound Remixing: Justin Moshkevich, Igloo Music Studios Merchandise: Firebrand

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Justin Freer

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American composer-conductor Justin Freer was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. He has established himself among the West Coast’s most exciting musical voices and has become a soughtafter conductor and producer of film-music concerts around the world. He began formal studies on trumpet, but soon turned to piano and composition, writing his first work (for wind ensemble) at age 11. He made his professional conducting debut at age 16. He has served as composer for several independent films and has written motion picture advertising music for some of the biggest campaigns of 20th Century Fox Studios, including Avatar, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Aliens in the Attic. As a conductor, Mr. Freer has appeared with some of the most well-known orchestras in the world, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Freer has been recognized with many grants and awards, including honors from ASCAP, BMI, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the Henry Mancini Estate. He is the Founder and President of CineConcerts. He spent several years as one of the principal conductors for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy In Concert and conducted the European concert run of Titanic. Justin Freer earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music composition from UCLA, where his principal composition teachers included Paul Chihara and Ian Krouse. He was also mentored by legendary composer-conductor Jerry Goldsmith.

Brady Beaubien is a Stanford graduate and All-American Athlete. He studied cognitive neuroscience before founding Interlace Media, an award-winning motion graphics company. The firm is a premier CG animation and advertising agency for feature films, having created global campaigns for over a hundred major Hollywood movies, including Avatar, XMen, Rio, Ice Age, and Die Hard franchises. Mr. Beaubien is co-founder of CineConcerts, a company dedicated to reinventing the experience of theatrical presentation and orchestral music. Mr. Beaubien has also spearheaded CineConcerts invention of new genres and its creative presentations of cherished film and television content, including writing Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, a project that celebrates fifty years of iconic material. He strives for CineConcerts to help inspire a return to communal entertainment and can offer modern audiences and the world’s youth a chance to re-connect with local halls and orchestras. Brady Beaubien co-designed Matsuhisa Paris at the Le Royal Monceau-Raffles. He also designed the Citrus building on Melrose Avenue — a new architectural addition to the Hollywood cityscape representing a new commitment to the metropolis that is Los Angeles. At the Citrus, advanced materials and technology merge with wood, concrete, and glass in an organic and modernist design. Mr. Beaubien has partnered with award-winning sushi chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, to bring his new restaurant concept, Umeda, into the building.

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Seated male nude, separate study of his right arm (recto) (detail), 1511. Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Red chalk, heightened with white; 27.9 x 21.4 cm. Teylers Museum, Haarlem, purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem

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Tuesday, February 25 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin Saturday, March 21 Augustin Hadelich, violin Canton Symphony Orchestra special venue: Umstattd Hall, Canton Tuesday, April 14 Junction Trio featuring Conrad Tao, piano Stefan Jackiw, violin Jay Campbell, cello

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Severance Hall — Cleveland, Ohio Friday evening, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Wooster / CSU Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Children’s / Wooster / CSU Saturday evening, December 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Wooster Sunday afternoon, December 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Children’s / Ursuline Sunday evening, December 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Wednesday evening, December 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, December 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Youth Friday evening, December 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Youth Saturday afternoon, December 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Children’s Saturday evening, December 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Youth Sunday afternoon, December 22, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Children’s Sunday evening, December 22, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Youth

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA and CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHORUS conducted by Richard Kaufman with additional ensembles joining the assembled chorus for select performances . . . Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus Children’s Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble Youth Wooster Chorus of The College of Wooster Wooster Cleveland State University Chorale CSU Ursuline College Choir Ursuline

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PART ONE A Christmas Scherzo by Don Sebesky (b. 1937)

———— orc h e st r a ———— O Come, All Ye Faithful Traditional carol, with English text by Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880) arranged by Mack Wilberg

———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ———— “Dance of the Tumblers,” from The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

———— orc h e st r a ———— conducted by LISA WONG, Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses

Gabriel’s Message Traditional Basque carol, arranged by Jim Clements

———— c horus ac a p e l l a ———— What Child Is This? AT AFTERNOON MATINEES ONLY Traditional English carol with text by William Chatterton Dix, arranged by Paul Carey

———— c h i l dr e n ’ s c horus a n d h a r p ———— “This Little Babe” from Ceremony of Carols music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

———— c horus a n d h a r p ———— CHILDREN’S CHORUS AT MATINEES

Wonder Tidings, from Three Nativity Carols Traditional 15-century carol text, with music by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

———— c horus , w i t h oboe a n d h a r p ———— Danse Slav, from The Reluctant King by Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)

———— orc h e st r a ———— “Hallelujah” Chorus, from Messiah by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) ———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ———— I N T E R M IS S I O N

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PART TWO “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas” from Home Alone 2 music by John Williams (b. 1932), lyrics by Leslie Bricusse (b. 1931)

———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ———— Suite from Miracle on 34th Street, music by Bruce Broughton (b. 1945)

———— orc h e st r a ———— Sing-Along: A Very Merry Sing-Along arranged by Gregory Prechel

———— orc h e st r a , c horus , a n d e v e ryon e ———— (see texts on pages 44-45)

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

———— orc h e st r a ———— Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas words and music by Hugh Martin (1914-2011) and Ralph Blane (1914-1995) arranged by Randol Alan Bass

———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ———— Silent Night music by Franz Gruber (1787-1863), English text by John Young (1820-1885) arranged by Richard Kaufman ———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ———— We Wish You a Merry Christmas Traditional English carol, arranged by Randol Alan Bass

———— orc h e st r a a n d c horus ————

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Richard Kaufman Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising scores for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in May 2009, and his most recent appearances here were for the Christmas Concerts one year ago. Mr. Kaufman celebrates his 30th and final year as principal pops conductor with Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with the 20192020 season, after which he will continue as pops conductor laureate. He also holds the title of pops conductor laureate with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and continues in a 14th season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Friday Night at the Movies” series. In addition, he regularly appears as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and around the world. In July 2016, two days before its official theatrical release, Mr. Kaufman conducted the San Diego Symphony in a live performance of Michael Giacchino’s new score for Star Trek Beyond, accompanying the film in its gala world premiere in IMAX. He made his Boston Pops debut in May 2015, substituting for John Williams for the Annual Boston Pops Film Night. Richard Kaufman received the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. His most recent recording,

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with the London Symphony Orchestra, received a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Accompaniment for a Vocal (“Wild is the Wind”). Other recordings include film music with the orchestras of Brandenburg and Nuremberg, and the New Zealand Symphony. Mr. Kaufman has conducted for many performers and entertainers, including John Denver and Andy Williams. As a violinist, he has performed on the soundtracks of numerous film and television scores, including Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Animal House. Mr. Kaufman joined the MGM Music Department in 1984 as music coordinator, and for the next eighteen years supervised music for MGM film and television projects. He received two Emmy Award nominations. Born in Los Angeles, Richard Kaufman began violin studies at age seven. He attended the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood in the Fellowship program, and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from California State University Northridge. For more information, visit

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A Very Merry Sing-along . . . He sees you when you’re sleepin’. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.

Sleigh bells ring, are you list’nin’? In the lane, snow is glist’nin’. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight walkin’ in a winter wonderland!

Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird. He sings a love song as we go along walkin’ in a winter wonderland! In the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend that he is Parson Brown. He’ll say, “Are you married?” We’ll say, “No man! But you can do the job when you’re in town!” Later on we’ll conspire as we dream by the fire. To face unafraid the plans that we’ve made walkin’ in a winter wonderland!

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is comin’ to town. He’s making a list and checking it twice. Gonna to find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is comin’ to town.


Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairytale, they say. He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found. For when they placed it on his head he began to dance around. Oh, Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be. And the children say he could laugh and play just the same as you and me.

Deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa, la, la . . . Don we now our gay apparel, Fa, la, la . . . Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! See the blazing yule before us, Fa, la, . . . Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa, la, la . . . Follow me in merry measure, Fa, la, la . . . While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

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Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh o’er the fields we go laughing all the way.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright. What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

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Lisa Wong Director of Choruses Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Endowed Chair The Cleveland Orchestra

Lisa Wong was appointed director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra in May 2018, after serving as acting director throughout the 2017-18 season. She joined the choral staff of The Cleveland Orchestra as assistant director of choruses at the start of the 2010-11 season, assisting in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances each year. In 2012, she took on added responsibilities as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, leading that ensemble for five seasons. In addition to her duties at Severance Hall, Ms. Wong is an associate professor of music at The College of Wooster, where she conducts the Wooster Chorus and teaches courses in conducting, choral literature, and music education. She previously taught in public and private schools in New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. Active as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, she serves as a music panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent accolades have included work in Nairobi, Kenya, and Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Chester University and master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.

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Wooster Chorus

Lisa Wong, Director

Toni Shreve, Accompanist

Founded in 1964, the Wooster Chorus of The College of Wooster is comprised of students representing all academic areas within the College’s liberal arts program. The awardwinning ensemble has been praised for its beautiful sound, high level of artistry, creative programming, and engaging performances. Recent awards have included prizes in the 2018 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the performance of American music and for the American Prize in Choral Performance/Collegiate Division. SOPRANOS




Annika Balish Lin Holmberg Kiersten Johnson Isa Kevorkian Lillian MacLean Sophia Marshall Cecilia Payne Emma Russell Gracie Shreve Kat Tackett

Gabby Angeles Teresa Ascencio Erica Berent Jayne Blinkhorn Katiasofia Gonzales Amari Royal Kath Scott Liz Testamark Kate Thurston-Griswold Rachel Tomei

Gabe Casanave-Cohen Jacob Cook Eli Culley Todd Le David Pfeffer

Will Hermanowski Andrew Peacock Ben Read Carter Rogers Ben Schetter Charlie Smrekar Matthew Sobota Omar Tolentino Jack Williams


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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Lisa Wong, Director Daniel Singer, Assistant Director

Joela Jones, Principal Accompanist

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally-trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Founded at the request of George Szell in 1952 and following in the footsteps of a number of earlier community choruses, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus has sung in hundreds of performances at home, at Carnegie Hall, and on tour, as well as in more than a dozen recordings. Its members hail from nearly fifty Cleveland-area communities and together contribute over 25,000 volunteer hours each year. SOPRANOS

Lou Albertson* Laurel Babcock Amy Foster Babinski Amanda Baker * Claudia Barriga Ruby Chen Patty Console * Susan Cucuzza Anna K. Dendy Emily Engle Molly Falasco Lisa Rubin Falkenberg * Lisa Fedorovich Sarah Gould Angeleina T.V. Grant Julia Halamek * Rebecca S. Hall Karen Hazlett Ashlyn Herd 5 Lisa Hrusovsky Kirsten Jaegersen * Shannon R. Jakubczak Mary Krason Wiker * Heidi Lang * Kate Macy Clare Mitchell Roberta Myers * S. Mikhaila Noble-Pace Jennifer Heinert O’Leary Allison M. Paetz Katie Paskey * Lenore M. Pershing Jylian Purtee Lisa M. Ramsey * Meghan Schatt Katie Schick Monica Schie Maddy Silver-Riskin *


Ellie Smith Megan Tettau Sharilee Walker Mary Wilson Juliann Wolfarth * Xiaoge Zhang 5 ALTOS

Emily Austin Debbie Bates Karen A. Bauer-Blazer * Mylane Bella-Smuts Katherine Brown * Kristin Butler Julie A. Cajigas Kathy Chuparkoff * Barbara J. Clugh Carolyn L. Dessin Brooke Emmel Marilyn Eppich Charlotte Fallick Diana Weber Gardner Rachael Grubb Ann Marie Hardulak * Julie Evans Hoffman * Gloria R. Homolak * Kristen Hosack Betty Borlaug Huber Karen S. Hunt Sarah N. Hutchins Melissa Jolly Kate Klonowski Kristi Krueger Lucia Leszczuk * Cathy Lesser Mansfield Danielle S. McDonald Karla McMullen Donna Miller * Holly Miller Peggy A. Norman

Dawn Ostrowski Marta Pérez-Stable Jennifer Rozsa Ina Stanek-Michaelis Megan Steel * Jane Timmons-Mitchell Kristen Tobey * Martha Cochran Truby Gina L. Ventre Laure Wasserbauer Mary-Jo Widmann * Caroline Willoughby Leah Wilson Nancy Wojciak * Debra Yasinow Lynne Leutenberg Yulish TENORS

Daveon Bolden 5 Vincent L. Briley Rong Chen Gary Kaplan * Daniel M. Katz Peter Kvidera Adam Landry Tod Lawrence Shawn Lopez Ryan Pennington Matthew Rizer Ted Rodenborn Matt Roesch John Sabol Jarod Shamp James Storry Kevin Walters Steven Weems Allen White Peter Wright

Tyler Allen Jack Blazey Sean Cahill Serhii Chebotar Peter B. Clausen Dwyer Conklyn * Nick Connavino Tom Cucuzza * Christopher Dewald Jeffrey Duber Matthew Englehart Richard Falkenberg * Brian Fancher Andrew Fowler * Jose Hernandez Kurtis B. Hoffman Dennis Hollo Jason Howie Jeral Hurd Robert L. Jenkins III * James Johnston Joshua Jones Matthew Kucmanic Kevin Kutz * Jason Levy Scott Markov Tyler Mason Robert Mitchell Tremaine Oatman Francisco X. Prado Brandon Randall John Riehl Andrew Schettler Robert G. Seaman John Semenik James B. Snell Charles Tobias

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* = The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is pleased to welcome members of the Blossom Festival Chorus — each marked marked with an asterisk — who are singing in these Holiday Festival concerts.

Vincent L. Briley and Lisa Fedorovich Co-Chairs, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Jill Harbaugh, Manager of Choruses

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Matinees: Dec 14, 15 and 21, 22

Ann Usher

Director, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses

Ann Usher has served as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses since 2000. She prepares the Children’s Chorus for their appearances as part of the annual Christmas concerts, community concerts, and in the Orchestra’s performances of operas and symphonic works that call for children’s voices. Ms. Usher is the associate dean of the Fine Arts division of Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Akron, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate choral music education courses. She previously taught choral music in public schools, specializing in the middle school level. Ms. Usher is the president-elect of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and in 2014 served as director of OMEA’s inaugural All-State Children’s Chorus for fourth and fifth graders. Active as a clinician and adjudicator, Ann Usher holds a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and a master of music degree in choral conducting and a doctorate in music education from Kent State University.


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Matinees: Dec 14, 15 and 21, 22

Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus Ann Usher, Director

Suzanne Walters, Assistant Director Mio Arai, Accompanist

Created in 1967, the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is an ensemble of children in grades 6-9 who perform annually with The Cleveland Orchestra. A Preparatory Chorus, comprised of children in grades 5-8, performs twice each year with the Children’s Chorus. The members of the Children’s Chorus and of the Preparatory Chorus rehearse weekly during the school year and are selected by audition with the director (held annually in May and June). Grace Allen Beachwood Middle School

Serin Misi Arikan Hawken School

Moriah Armstrong Birchwood School of Hawken

Jack Bonnet Harmon Middle School

Nina Bramhall Gesu Catholic School

Savannah Brown Harmon Middle School

Sarah Burdick North Royalton Middle School

Marin Carlson Kenston Intermediate School

Nora Chevraux Shaker Heights Middle School

Makarije Damljanovic OHVA Home School

Arella Depetris Lakeside High School

Natasha Dudick St. Albert the Great at Assumption Academy

Henry Dyck Roxboro Middle School

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Sonia Loshakov

Roxboro Middle School

Hawken School

Sabrina Fellinger

Edith Masuda

Orange High School

Campus International School

Eleanor Fleming

Lila Nagy

Orange High School

North Olmsted School

Andrew A. Fordyce

Adelyn Nicholson

All Saints School of St. John Vianney

Aiden T. Gathy

Mayfield Middle School

Maggie Panichi

Mayfield Middle School

Independence Middle School

Jade Gladue

Imaya Perera

Laurel School

Chamberlin Middle School

Caitlyn Gleeson

Julia Peyrebrune

West Geauga High School

The Lyceum

Cecilia Gomez

Elena Rodenborn

St. Peregrine Academy

Orange High School

Ella Goyzman

Emma Schoeffler

Chagrin Falls Middle School

Beaumont School

Vishwum Kapadia

Sophia Shepard

University School

St. Anselm School

Kelly Kirchner

Genevieve Talentino

Laurel School

Twinsburg Middle School

Donovan Lang

James Wilkinson

St. Angela Merici

Chagrin Falls Middle School

Lia Lorenz Hawken School

Becca Varadan, Manager of Youth Choruses

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Daniel Singer

Director, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Daniel Singer joined the choral conducting staff of the Cleveland Orchestra in 2012 as assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He was promoted to director of the Youth Chorus with the 2017-18 season. Since 2011, Mr. Singer has served as director of music at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, where he conducts orchestra and chorus. Mr. Singer is also active as a guest conductor and clinician, and has worked with honor choirs and top student ensembles in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. Mr. Singer performs professionally with Quire Cleveland and has sung as baritone soloist with ensembles throughout the region. He is also an arranger and composer, having written for choral and instrumental groups throughout the United States. Prior to coming to Ohio, Daniel Singer worked as a performer, music director, and teacher in the Chicago area. He taught high school choral music in the cities of Lincolnshire and Cary and participated in music engagement in the Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Singer holds a bachelor of music degree in choral and instrumental music education from Northwestern University and a master of music degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University.


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Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Daniel Singer, Director

Adam Landry, Assistant Director

Jacob Bernhardt, Accompanist

Founded in 1991, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus gives vocally talented singers of high-school age the opportunity to experience music-making at a professional artistic level. Comprised of students in grades 9-12, the members of the Youth Chorus represent some 40 different communities across Northeast Ohio. Membership is by audition. The Chamber Ensemble is a select group of vocalists chosen each season from the eighty voices of the Youth Chorus. YOUTH CHORUS (singing in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — see page 31) YOUTH CHORUS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (singing in Christmas Concerts — see page 38) Yasmin Ahuja Hathaway Brown

Autumn L. Airey Newbury High School

Grace Allen Beachwood High School

Maria Avila Aurora High School

Julie Beardslee Mentor High School

Audrey Beleiu Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Leah Benko Ohio Virtual Academy

Liam Bennett Mentor High School

Adam M. Bonnet Harmon Middle School

Natalya Bricker Orange High School

Anna Buescher Chagrin Falls High School

Jonah Chapman-Sung Shaker Heights High School

Katelyne Crouch Cleveland State University

Gianna Grace Dahlhausen Newbury High School

Sasha Desberg Case Western Reserve University

Taniya Dsouza Gilmour Academy

Alex Dutton Riverside High School

Evgenia Evdokimenko

Abby Golden Avon Lake High School

Mariana Gomez The Lyceum

Zoey Grandstaff Lakeland Community College

Kiersten Grantz Mentor High School

Owen Greene Mentor High School

Lydia Greer Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

Katherine Harbaugh Hathaway Brown

Lizzie Heiner Twinsburg High School

Maria Hisey Jackson High School

Seth Hobi Lakeland Community College

Mary Ann Hoelzel Beaumont School

Micah Hofer Mentor High School

Millie Houston Avon Lake High School

Anna Claire Ingram Solon High School

Joe Kaffen Shaker Heights High School

Sohum Kapadia University School

Megan Kim Westlake High School

Solon High School

Cordelia Klammer

Spencer Fortney

Mentor High School

Kirtland High School

Bella George Fairview High School

Rachel Kovatich Strongsville High School

Sophie Kwiatkowski Mentor High School

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William Lindsay III Avon High School

Diana Lucic Mentor High School

Sarah Malarney Laurel School

Krish Malte University School

Catherine Martin Laurel School

Ian Meil Chagrin Falls High School

Grace Mino Highland High School

Abigail Moore West Geauga High School

Teresa Morek Mentor High School

Amelia Morra Orange High School

Elizabeth Morse Riverside High School

Charles Norman University School

Laura Obergefell Lake Catholic High School

Antony Peng University School

Grace Prentice Mentor High School

Victoria Rasnick

Audrie Ryan Mentor High School

Ava Schick Mentor High School

Josh Shearer Cuyahoga Community College

Ashlyn Slocum Mentor High School

Emma Smith Kenston High School

Madelaine Snively Perry High School

Soren Stavnicky Mentor High School

Easton Sumlin University School

Connie Tian Lake Ridge Academy

Sasha Turner Hawken School

Amy Wang Solon High School

Sam Webster Mentor High School

Charles C. Williams IV Strongsville High School

Sydney Wilson Independence High School

Ishani Zimmerman Mentor High School

Strongsville High School

Destiny Reese Elyria High School

Graham Richard Home Schooled

Oliver Richard Home Schooled

Becca Varadan, Manager of Youth Choruses

Simon Richard iSTEM Geauga Early College High School

Shira Rosenberg Hathaway Brown

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Cleveland State University Chorale Brian Bailey, Director

Jacob Bernhardt, Pianist

The Cleveland State University Chorale is a select ensemble for students with previous vocal and choral experience. Their repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present, including unaccompanied works and collaborations with instrumental ensembles. CSU Chorale performs regularly on campus and in greater Cleveland, and performed at the statewide 2017 Ohio Music Education Association conference. They have been a regular part of the The Cleveland Orchestra’s Christmas concerts since 1993. For further information, please contact CSU Music at 216-687-5039. SOPRANOS




Rachel Brown Machala Comenschek Alannah Georgian Natalia Leslie Nicole Rongone Cara Rovella Kara Schifano Mary Zupan

Brynna Bailer Riley Beistel Shauna Cox Kennedy Ellis Hope Ezell Emma Orosz Rachel Schoeff Kira Seaton Rebekah Smith

Maverick Donahue Henry Foraker Stephen Losi Zane Speelman

Jonathan Celestina Adam Costello Cole Hine Jack Lipka Zachary Western Jack Yochum

Brian Bailey Brian Bailey is in his eleventh year as director of choirs at Cleveland State University, where he conducts the CSU Chorale and University Chorus. He previously taught for ten years at the School of Music at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and served as the visiting director of choirs at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Bailey’s training as a choral conductor includes study and ensemble experience at Augustana College in Illinois, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Iowa. His principal teachers have included Timothy Stalter, Donald Morrison, Robert Porco, and Jan Harrington. He has also held a variety of positions as a church musician, and has been active as a harpsichordist and continuo player.


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Ursuline College Choir Francisco X. Prado, Director

Established in 2018 at Ursuline College, the Ursuline College Choir is comprised of students from all backgrounds and majors. The choir is pleased to be sharing their voices and the stage with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus for the first time this holiday season. For further information, please contact 216-687-5039. SOPRANOS


Kiara Anderson Gabrielle Becker Deyaneira Garcia Victoria Gavel Pamela McVay Melanie Rakoczy Davia Smith

Diamond Bragg Erin Maher Rhianna Mihalek Alexandra Pignatiello Nicole Schmeiser Annamarie Trantham Aubrey Zalar

Francisco Prado


Francisco X. Prado joined the faculty at Ursuline College in 2017, where he established and directs the College Choir and serves as a private instructor in voice. Outside of teaching, Mr. Prado enjoys a performing career as a soloist, chorus member, and conductor throughout the Greater Cleveland area. He has been a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus since 2016 and, as a baritone soloist, has appeared in several Opera productions with The Cleveland Orchestra including Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos in 2019 and Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde in 2018. He holds a master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Severance Hall’s Christmas Wreath Snow and a big wreath hanging on the front of Severance Hall are unmistakable signs of the holiday season. 2019 is the fifty-first year that the current large wreath has graced the front portico, welcoming audiences each December for special musical programs to celebrate the Christmas season. Since its debut in 1969, the wreath (extending ten feet across) has been refurbished several times, including more modern (and efficient) lights and new festive bows. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas! And to all a Good Night! PHOTO BY ROGER MASTROIANNI

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Celebra ng Life & Music The Cleveland Orchestra performs all varie es of music, gathering family and friends together in celebra on of the power of music. The Orchestra’s music marks major milestones and honors special moments, helping to provide the soundtrack to each day and bringing your hopes and joys to life. From free community concerts at Severance Hall and in downtown Cleveland . . . to picnics on warm summer evenings at Blossom Music Center . . . From performances for crowds of students in classrooms and auditoriums . . . to opera and ballet with the world’s best singers and dancers . . . From holiday gatherings with favorite songs . . . to the wonder of new composi ons performed by music’s rising stars . . . Music inspires. It for fies minds and electrifies spirits. It brings people together in mind, body, and soul.




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Changing Lives The Cleveland Orchestra is building the youngest orchestra audience in the country. In recent years, the number of young people a ending Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Blossom and Severance Hall has more than doubled, and now makes up 20% of the audience. • Under 18s Free, the flagship program of the Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences (created with a lead endowment gi from the Maltz Family Founda on), makes a ending Orchestra concerts affordable for families.

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the world’s most-acclaimed and sought-a er performing arts ensembles. Whether at home or around the world, the musicians carry Northeast Ohio’s commitment to excellence and strong sense of com -munity with them everywhere the Orchestra performs. The ensemble’s es to this region run deep and strong: • Two acous cally-renowned venues — Severance Hall and Blossom — anchor the Orchestra’s performance calendar and con nue to shape the ar s c style of the ensemble. • More than 60,000 local students par cipate in the Orchestra’s educa on programs each year. • Over 350,000 people a end Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio annually. • The Cleveland Orchestra serves as Northeast Ohio’s ambassador to the world — through concerts, recordings, and broadcasts — proudly bearing the name of its hometown across the globe.

• Student Advantage and Frequent FanCard programs offer great deals for students. • The Circle, our membership program for ages 21 to 40, enables young professionals to enjoy Orchestra concerts and social and networking events. • The Orchestra’s casual Friday evening concert series (Fridays@7 and Summers @Severance) draw new crowds to Severance Hall to experience the Orchestra in a context of friends and musical explora ons.


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Building Community The Cleveland Orchestra exists for and because of the vision, generosity, and dreams of the Northeast Ohio community. Each year, we seek new ways to meaningfully impact lives. • Convening people at free community concerts each year in celebra on of our country, our city, our culture, and our shared love of music.


Inspiring Minds Educa on has been at the heart of The Cleveland Orchestra’s community offerings since the ensemble’s founding in 1918. The arts are a core subject of school learning, vital to realizing each child’s full poten al. A child’s educa on is incomplete unless it includes the arts, and students of all ages can experience the joy of music through the Orchestra’s varied educa on programs. The Orchestra’s offerings impact . . . . . . the very young, with programs including PNC Music Explorers and PNC Grow Up Great. . . . grade school and high school students, with programs including Learning Through Music, Family Concerts, EducaƟon Concerts, and In-School Performances.

• Immersing the Orchestra in local communi es with special performances in local businesses and hotspots through neighborhood residencies and other ini a ves. • Collabora ng with celebrated arts ins tu ons — including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Play House, and Cleveland Ins tute of Music — to bring inspira onal performances to the people of Northeast Ohio. • Ac vely partnering with local schools, neighborhoods, businesses, and state and local governments to engage and serve new corners of the community through residencies, educa on offerings, learning ini a ves, and free public events.

. . . college students and beyond, with programs including musician-led masterclasses, in-depth explora ons of musical repertoire, pre-concert musician interviews, and public discussion groups.

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Suppor ng Excellence

Financial support and contribu ons from thousands of people, corpora ons, and founda ons across Northeast Ohio help sustain the extraordinary musical experiences and community engagement that sets The Cleveland Orchestra apart from other orchestral ensembles around the world.


Get Involved The Cleveland Orchestra has been supported by many dedicated volunteers since its founding in 1918. You can make an immediate impact by ge ng involved. • Over 200,000 people learn about and follow The Cleveland Orchestra’s ac vi es online through Facebook, Twi er, and Instagram. • Two ac ve volunteer groups — Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra — support the Orchestra through service and fundraising. To learn more, please call 216-231-7557.

Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of The Cleveland Orchestra’s concerts, educa on presenta ons, and community programs. Each year, thousands of generous people make dona ons large and small to sustain the Orchestra for today and for future genera ons. Every dollar donated enables The Cleveland Orchestra to play the world’s finest music, bringing extraordinary experiences to people throughout our community — and acclaim and admira on to Northeast Ohio. To learn more, visit

• Over 400 volunteers assist concertgoers each season, as Ushers for Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall, or as Tour Guides and as Store Volunteers. For more info, please call 216-231-7425. • 300 professional and amateur vocalists volunteer their me and ar stry as part of the professionally-trained Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Fes val Chorus each year. To learn more, please call 216-231-7372.


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Learn More To learn more about how you can play an ac ve role as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra family, visit us at Blossom or Severance Hall, a end a musical performance, or contact a member of our staff.



Making Music The Cleveland Orchestra passionately believes in the value of ac ve musicmaking, which teaches life lessons in teamwork, listening, collabora on, and self expression. Music is an ac vity to par cipate in directly, with your hands, voice, and spirit. • You can par cipate in ensembles for musicians of all ages — including the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Children’s Chorus, Youth Chorus, and Blossom Fes val Chorus, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. • Each year, the Orchestra brings people together in celebra on of music, events, anniversaries, and more — giving voice to music at community singalongs and during holiday performances. • We partner with local schools and businesses to teach and perform, in ensembles and as soloists, encouraging music-making across Northeast Ohio. Music has the power to inspire, to transform, to change lives. Make music part of your life, and support your school’s music programs.

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Severance Hall  11001 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106

Blossom Music Center  1145 West Steels Corners Road  Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

CONTACT US Administra ve Offices: 216-231-7300 Ticket Services: 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141 or Group Sales: 216-231-7493 Educa on & Community Programs:   216-231-7355   educaƟ Orchestra Archives: 216-231-7382 Choruses: 216-231-7372 Volunteers: 216-231-7557 Individual Giving: 216-456-8400 Legacy Giving: 216-231-8011 Corporate Giving: 216-231-7518 Founda on Giving: 216-231-7549 Severance Hall Rental Office:   216-231-7421



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JOHN L. SEVERANCE SOCIETY Cumulative Giving 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 today symbolizes unrivalled quality and enduring community pride. The individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies listed here represent today’s visionary leaders, who have each surpassed $1 million in cumulative gifts to The Cleveland Orchestra. Their generosity and support joins a long tradition of community-wide support, helping to ensure The Cleveland Orchestra’s ongoing mission to provide extraordinary musical experiences — today and for future generations. Current donors with lifetime giving surpassing $1 million, as of October 2019

Gay Cull Addicott American Greetings Corporation Art of Beauty Company, Inc. BakerHostetler Bank of America The William Bingham Foundation Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Irma and Norman Braman Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown The Cleveland Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City GAR Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company The George Gund Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Francie and David Horvitz Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Dorothy Humel Hovorka* Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. NACCO Industries, Inc. The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Jones Day Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation

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The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern KeyBank Knight Foundation Milton A. & Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Kulas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Nancy Lerner and Randy Lerner Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Daniel R. Lewis Jan R. Lewis Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth The Lubrizol Corporation Maltz Family Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund Elizabeth F. McBride Ms. Nancy W. McCann William C. McCoy The Sisler McFawn Foundation Medical Mutual The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Meyerson* Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Morgan Sisters: Susan Morgan Martin, Patricia Morgan Kulp, Ann Jones Morgan John C. Morley John P. Murphy Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Mrs. Jane B. Nord The Family of D. Z. Norton State of Ohio

Ohio Arts Council The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Parker Hannifin Foundation The Payne Fund PNC Julia and Larry Pollock PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid The Reinberger Foundation Barbara S. Robinson The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Seven Five Fund Carol and Mike Sherwin Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation The J. M. Smucker Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Richard & Emily Smucker Family Foundation Jenny and Tim Smucker Richard and Nancy Sneed Jim and Myrna Spira Lois and Tom Stauffer Mrs. Jean H. Taber* Joe and Marlene Toot Ms. Ginger Warner Robert C. Weppler Janet* and Richard Yulman Anonymous (7)

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Foundation/Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful for the annual support of the foundations and government agencies listed on this page. The generous funding from these institutions (through gifts of $2,500 and more) is a testament of support for the Orchestra’s music-making, education programs, and community initiatives.

Annual Support gifts in the past year, as of November 20, 2019 $1 MILLION AND MORE

The William Bingham Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund Richard & Emily Smucker Family Foundation $500,000 TO $999,999

Ohio Arts Council $250,000 TO $499,999

The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund $100,000 TO $249,999

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Cleveland Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Weiss Family Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

The Burton Charitable Trust The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Jean, Harry, and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation, in memory of Harry Fuchs GAR Foundation ideastream League of American Orchestras: American Orchestras’ Futures Fund supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

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Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund $15,000 TO $49,999

The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Bruening Foundation Mary E. & F. Joseph Callahan Foundation Case Western Reserve University Cleveland State University Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust Kent State University The Kirk Foundation (Miami) Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation Dr. Kenneth F. Swanson Fund for the Arts of Akron Community Foundation The Veale Foundation Wesley Family Foundation

Foundation/Government Annual Support

$2,500 TO $14,999 The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation The Cowles Charitable Trust (Miami) D’Addario Foundation Fisher-Renkert Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund The Laub Foundation The Lehner Family Foundation The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation New World Somewhere Fund The M. G. O’Neil Foundation The O’Neill Brothers Foundation Paintstone Foudnation Peg’s Foundation Performing Arts Readiness Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH 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 Welty Family Foundation The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wright Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra extends heartfelt gratitude and partnership with the corporations listed on this page, whose annual support (through gifts of $2,500 and more) demonstrates their belief in the Orchestra’s music-making, education programs, and community initiatives.

Annual Support gifts in the past year, as of November 20, 2019 The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level. PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $300,000 AND MORE

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Jones Day PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

CIBC The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Medical Mutual Parker Hannifin Foundation Quality Electrodynamics

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The Lubrizol Corporation PNC voestalpine AG (Europe) $15,000 TO $49,999

Buyers Products Company Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland Clinic The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky Dollar Bank Foundation Eaton Ernst & Young LLP Forest City Frantz Ward LLP The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Huntington National Bank Miba AG (Europe) Northern Trust (Miami) Olympic Steel, Inc. RPM International Inc. The Sherwin-Williams Company Thompson Hine LLP United Airlines University Hospitals Anonymous

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$2,500 TO $14,999 Amsdell Companies Applied Industrial Technologies BDI Blue Technologies Brothers Printing Company Eileen M. Burkhart & Co., LLC Cleveland Steel Container Corporation The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co. Cohen & Company, CPAs Component Repair Technologies, Inc. Consolidated Solutions Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Evarts Tremaine The Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Glenmede Trust Company Gross Builders Jobs Ohio The Lincoln Electric Foundation Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Materion Corporation Northern Haserot Oatey Oswald Companies Park-Ohio Holdings Tony and Lennie Petarca PwC RSM US LLP Stern Advertising Struktol Company of America Ulmer & Berne LLP Vincent Lighting Systems Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC Anonymous (2)

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the annual support of thousands of generous patrons. The leadership of those listed on these pages (with gifts of $2,500 and more) shows an extraordinary depth of support for the Orchestra’s music-making, education programs, and community initiatives.

Giving Societies gifts in the past year, as of November 20, 2019 Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more

gifts of $75,000 to $99,999


Mr. William P. Blair III+ Mr. Yuval Brisker Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Milton and Tamar Maltz Ms. Beth E. Mooney+ Barbara S. Robinson (Cleveland, Miami)+ The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation

Mrs. Jane B. Nord Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker+ Mrs. Jean H. Taber* INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra+ (in-kind support for community programs and opportunities to secure new funding) Haslam 3 Foundation+ Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation+ Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln* Jenny and Tim Smucker+ INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski+ Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler+ Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita+ Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz James D. Ireland IV The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre+ Elizabeth F. McBride Rosanne and Gary Oatey (Cleveland, Miami)+ James and Donna Reid Ms. Ginger Warner Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-Möst

+ Multiyear Pledges Multiyear pledges support the Orchestra’s artistry while helping to ensure a sustained level of funding. We salute those extraordinary donors who have signed pledge commitments to continue their annual giving for three years or more. These donors are recognized with this symbol next to their name: +

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George Szell Society gifts of $50,000 to $74,999 The Brown and Kunze Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown Rebecca Dunn JoAnn and Robert Glick Mrs. John A Hadden Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Toby Devan Lewis Ms. Nancy W. McCann+ William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs.* John Doyle Ong Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner+ Sally and Larry Sears+ Marjorie B. Shorrock+ Jim and Myrna Spira+ Dr. Russell A. Trusso Barbara and David Wolfort+ Anonymous+

Listings of all donors of $300 and more each year are published annually, and can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA . COM

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Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 to $24,999

gifts of $25,000 to $49,999 Gay Cull Addicott Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Randall and Virginia Barbato Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Irad and Rebecca Carmi Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) The Sam J. Frankino Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey+ Allan V. Johnson Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Milton A. & Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Richard and Christine Kramer Jan R. Lewis Mr. Tim Murphy and Mrs. Barbara Lincoln David and Janice* Logsdon Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee+ Mr. Stephen McHale John C. Morley Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Sandor Foundation+ Larry J. Santon+ David M. and Betty Schneider Rachel R. Schneider The Seven Five Fund+ Hewitt and Paula Shaw+ Kim Sherwin+ Ms. Eileen Sotak and Mr. William Kessler R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Meredith and Michael Weil Paul and Suzanne Westlake Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris+

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig+ Dr. Gwen Choi Jill and Paul Clark Mary and Bill Conway Judith and George W. Diehl+ Nancy and Richard Dotson+ Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry+ Joan Alice Ford Mr. Allen H. Ford Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Dr. Edward S. Godleski Richard and Ann Gridley+ Kathleen E. Hancock Sondra and Steve Hardis Jack Harley and Judy Ernest David and Nancy Hooker+ Joan and Leonard Horvitz Richard Horvitz and Erica Hartman-Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller+ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Mr. Thomas F. McKee+ Stanley* and Barbara Meisel The Miller Family: Sydell Miller+ Lauren and Steve Spilman+ Stacie and Jeff Halpern+ Edith and Ted* Miller Margaret Fulton-Mueller Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Neff Dr. Isobel Rutherford Astri Seidenfeld Meredith M. Seikel Mr. Heinrich Spängler (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Stovsky Mr. and Mrs. Leonard K. Tower Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire+ Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins+ Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery J. Weaver Robert C. Weppler Sandy and Ted Wiese Max and Beverly Zupon Anonymous

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Frank H. Ginn Society gifts ift off $10,000 $10 000 to t $14,999 $14 999 Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Mr. David Bialosky and Ms. Carolyn Christian+ Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Ms. Bernadette Chin Richard J. and Joanne Clark Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Robert and Jean* Conrad+ Mrs. Barbara Cook Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga+ Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis+ Henry and Mary* Doll+ Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Carl Falb William R. and Karen W. Feth+ Ms. Marina French Albert I.* and Norma C. Geller Patti Gordon (Miami) Mr. Robert Goss Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Griebling Mr. Michael GrĂśller (Europe) Iris and Tom Harvie Mr. Alfred Heinzel (Europe)

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Dr. Fred A. Heupler+ Amy and Stephen Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Rob and Laura Kochis Mr. James Krohngold+ David C. Lamb+ Dr. Edith Lerner Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mr. David and Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Scott and Julie Mawaka Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Hisao Miyake Mr. Donald W. Morrison+* Mr. John Mueller Brian and Cindy Murphy+ Randy and Christine Myeroff Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer+ John N.* and Edith K. Lauer Mr. Thomas Piraino and Mrs. Barbara McWilliams Douglas and Noreen Powers

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Pyne Audra* and George Rose+ Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Steven and Ellen Ross Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter* Dr. and Mrs.* Martin I. Saltzman Mr. Lee Schiemann Carol* and Albert Schupp Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel*+ Dr. Veit Sorger (Europe) The Stair Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Lois and Tom Stauffer Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Bruce and Virginia Taylor+ Michael and Edith Teufelberger (Europe) Dr. Gregory Videtic and Rev. Christopher McCann+ Dr. Horst Weitzman Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Sandy Wile and Sue Berlin Anonymous (10)

Mr. S. Stuart Eilers+ Mary and Oliver* Emerson Mr. Joseph Falconi Joseph Z. and Betty Fleming (Miami) Michael Frank and Patricia A. Snyder Bob and Linnet Fritz Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon+ Harry and Joyce Graham Drs. Erik and Ellen Gregorie AndrĂŠ and Ginette Gremillet Nancy Hancock Griffith+ The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim David and Robin Gunning Mr. Davin and Mrs. Jo Ann Gustafson Alfredo and Luz Gutierrez (Miami) Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante+ Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi+ Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Barbara L. Hawley and David S. Goodman Mr. Jeffrey Healy Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan+ Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller+

Dr.* and Mrs. George H. Hoke Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Elisabeth Hugh+ David and Dianne Hunt+ Pamela and Scott Isquick+ Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Paul Rod Keen and Denise Horstman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kern Dr. Gilles* and Mrs. Malvina Klopman+ Cynthia Knight (Miami) Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn+ Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lane Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills+ Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey+ Judith and Morton Q. Levin Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine+ Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin+ Rudolf and Eva Linnebach Frank and Jocelyne Linsalata Mr. Henry Lipian Drs. Todd and Susan Locke

The 1929 Society gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Ms. Nancy A. Adams Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Mr. William App Robert and Dalia Baker Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Laura Barnard Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Mr. Allen Benjamin Mel Berger and Jane Haylor Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr. Robert Brown and Mrs. Janet Gans Brown Dr. Thomas Brugger and Dr. Sandra Russ+ Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Callahan Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert Ms. Maria Cashy Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang+ Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn+ Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Coldiron Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J. Gura+ Marjorie Dickard Comella Component Repair Technologies, Inc. Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Mr. John Couriel and Mrs. Rebecca Toonkel (Miami) Thomas S. and Jane R. Davis Pete and Margaret Dobbins+ Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Elliot and Judith Dworkin

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A Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love David Mann and Bernadette Pudis Ms. Amanda Martinsek James and Virginia Meil+ Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler+ Loretta J. Mester and George J. Mailath Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Lynn and Mike Miller Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Dr. Shana Miskovsky Mr. and Mrs.* William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Deborah L. Neale Richard and Kathleen Nord Thury O’Connor Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. Omelsky Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus+ Maribel A. Piza, P.A. (Miami)+ Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue Brad Pohlman and Julie Callsen

Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch+ Ms. Linda Pritzker Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr. Lute and Mrs. Lynn Quintrell Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Amy and Ken Rogat Robert and Margo Roth Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Muriel Salovon Michael and Deborah Salzberg Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Mitchell and Kyla Schneider John and Barbara Schubert Lee and Jane Seidman Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler+ Kenneth Shafer Donna E. Shalala (Miami) Jim Simler and Doctor Amy Zhang+ Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer The Shari Bierman Singer Family Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith+ Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Roy Smith Sandra and Richey Smith Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz

George and Mary Stark+ Dr.* and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Stra Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. D Sullivan Ms. Lorraine S. S Szabo+ Taras SSzmagala and Helen Jarem Robert and Carol Taller Sidney Taurel and Maria Castello Branco Philip and Sarah Taylor Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Robert and Marti* Vagi Bobbi and Peter* van Dijk Mr. Randall Wagner Dr. and Mrs. H. Reid Wagstaff Walt and Karen Walburn Mrs. Lynn Weekley Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand+ Pysht Fund Dr. Edward L. and Mrs. Suzanne Westbrook+ Tom and Betsy Wheeler Richard Wiedemer, Jr.* Dr. Paul R. and Catherine Williams Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Bob and Kat Wollyung+ Ms. Carol A. Yellig Anonymous (3)

Dr. Ronald Chapnick* and Mrs. Sonia Chapnick Mr. Gregory R. Chemnitz Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm The Circle — Young Professionals of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. David Clark Drs. John and Mary Clough Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Douglas S. Cramer / Hubert S. Bush III (Miami) Ms. Patricia Cuthbertson Karen and Jim Dakin Mr. Kamal-Neil Dass and Mrs. Teresa Larsen Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Carol Dennison and Jacques Girouard Michael and Amy Diamant Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Carl Dodge Maureen Doerner and Geoffrey White Ms. Doris Donnelly William and Cornelia Dorsky Mr. George and Mrs. Beth Downes+ Jack and Elaine Drage Ms. Mary Lynn Durham Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Dziedzicki Mr. Tim Eippert Peter and Kathryn Eloff Harry and Ann Farmer Dr. and Mrs. J. Peter Fegen Mr. William and Dr. Elizabeth Fesler Mr. Scott Foerster

Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Carol A. Frankel Richard J. Frey Mr. and Ms. Dale Freygang Judge Stuart Friedman and Arthur Kane Dr. and Mrs. Avrum I. Froimson The Fung Family Dr. Marilee Gallagher Mr. James S. Gascoigne Mr. William Gaskill and Ms. Kathleen Burke Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Anne and Walter Ginn Holly and Fred Glock Dr.* and Mrs. Victor M. Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould Dr. Robert T. Graf Mr. James Graham and Mr. David Dusek Nancy and James Grunzweig Mr. Steven and Mrs. Martha Hale Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Jane Hargraft and Elly Winer Lilli and Seth Harris Mr. Adam Hart Mrs. Julia M. Healy Matthew D. Healy and Richard S. Agnes Dr. Toby Helfand In Memory of Hazel Helgesen The Morton and Mathile Stone Philanthropic Fund Mr. Robert T. Hexter Ms. Elizabeth Hinchliff Mr. Joel R. Hlavaty

Composer’s Circle gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Abbey Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Sarah May Anderson Susan S. Angell Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Appelbaum Michael and Karen Baldridge Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Beer Jamie Belkin Mr. and Mrs. Belkin Dr. Ronald and Diane* Bell Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Barbara and Sheldon Berns Margo and Tom Bertin John and Laura Bertsch Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Mitch and Liz Blair Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher+ Georgette and Dick Bohr Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole Lisa and Ronald Boyko+ Mr. and Mrs. Adam A. Briggs Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Brogan Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Mrs. Frances Buchholzer Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Susan Bulone Mr. and Mrs. Marc S. Byrnes Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell and Rev. Dr. Albert Pennybacker Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Dr. Victor A. Ceicys Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney

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Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Holler Ms. Sharon J. Hoppens Xavier-Nichols Foundation/ Robert and Karen Hostoffer Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech+ Ms. Laura Hunsicker Ruth F. Ihde Ms. Kimberly R. Irish Bruce and Nancy Jackson Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Jarosz Robert and Linda Jenkins Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mary V. Kahelin Mr. Jack E. Kapalka Mr. Donald J. Katt and Mrs. Maribeth Filipic-Katt The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary & Robert Kendis and Susan & James Kendis Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser James and Gay* Kitson+ Fred* and Judith Klotzman Mr. Clayton R. Koppes Mrs. Ursula Korneitchouk Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy+ Dr. and Mrs. John P. Kristofco Mr. Donald N. Krosin Alfred and Carol Lambo Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Larrabee Mrs. Sandra S. Laurenson Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy * Michael Lederman and Sharmon Sollitto Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Mr. Ernest and Dr. Cynthia Lemmerman+ Michael and Lois Lemr Irvin and Elin Leonard Robert G. Levy+ Mary Lohman Elsie and Byron Lutman Herbert L. and Ronda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick W. Martin+ Mr. Julien L. McCall Ms. Charlotte V. McCoy William C. McCoy Mr. Barry Dunaway and Mr. Peter McDermott Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Beth M. Mikes Mr. Ronald Morrow III Eudice M. Morse Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Ms. Megan Nakashima Joan Katz Napoli and August Napoli Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Richard and Jolene O’Callaghan+ Mr. and Mrs. John Olejko Harvey* and Robin Oppmann Mr. Robert Paddock Mr. John D. Papp George Parras Dr. Lewis E. and Janice B. Patterson

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David Pavlich and Cherie Arnold Matt and Shari Peart Robert S. Perry Henry Peyrebrune and Tracy Rowell Nan and Bob Pfeifer Dale and Susan Phillip Dr. Marc A. and Mrs. Carol Pohl In memory of Henry Pollak Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Price+ Sylvia Profenna Dr. Robert W. Reynolds David and Gloria Richards Drs. Jason and Angela Ridgel Mrs. Charles Ritchie Mr. D. Keith and Mrs. Margaret Robinson Mr. Timothy D. Robson+ Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Ryerson Dr. Harry S. and Rita K. Rzepka+ Peter and Aliki Rzepka Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Fr. Robert J. Sanson Ms. Patricia E. Say Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Don Schmitt and Jim Harmon Ms. Beverly J. Schneider Mr. James Schutte+ Mrs. Cheryl Schweickart Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Scovil Ms. Kathryn Seider Rafick-Pierre Sekaly Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Steve and Marybeth Shamrock Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Ms. Frances L. Sharp Mr. Philip and Mrs. Michelle Sharp Larry Oscar & Jeanne Shatten Charitable Fund of the Jewish Federation Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon Terrence and Judith Sheridan Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick+ Michael Dylan Short Mr.* and Mrs. Bob Sill Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Ellen J. Skinner Robert and Barbara Slanina Ms. Anna D. Smith Ms. Ja2nice A. Smith Mr. Eugene Smolik Ms. Barbara R. Snyder Drs. Nancy Ronald Sobecks Drs. Thomas and Terry Sosnowski Jeff and Linda Stanley Edward R. & Jean Geis Stell Foundation Frederick and Elizabeth Stueber Michael and Wendy Summers Mr. David Szamborski Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor Ken and Martha Taylor Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil+ Mr. John R. Thorne and Family Bill and Jacky Thornton Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Dr. Margaret Tsai Steve and Christa Turnbull+ Gina Vernaci and Bill Hilyard

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Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquin Vinas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney John and Deborah Warner Margaret and Eric* Wayne+ Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Katie and Donald Woodcock Elizabeth B. Wright+ Rad and Patty Yates Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (2)+ Anonymous (Miami) (1) Anonymous (6)

* deceased

With special thanks to the Leadership Patron Committee for their commitment to each year’s annual support initiatives: Brinton L. Hyde, chair air Robert N. Gudbranson, vice chair Barbara Robinson, past chair Ronald H. Bell James T. Dakin Karen E. Dakin Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki N. Gudbranson Jack Harley Iris Harvie Faye A. Heston David C. Lamb Larry J. Santon Raymond T. Sawyer

Thank You The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the support of thousands of generous patrons, including the Leadership donors listed on these pages. Listings of all annual donors of $300 and more each year are published annually, and can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA .COM For more about how you can play a supporting role for The Cleveland Orchestra, please contact our Philanthropy & Advancement Office by phone: 216-456-8400 or by email: donate

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H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y The Heritage Society honors those individuals who are helping to ensure the future of The Cleveland Orchestra with a Legacy gift. Legacy gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies. The following listing of current members is as of June 2019. For more information, please contact the Orchestra’s Legacy Giving Office by contacting Rachel Lappen at or 216-231-8011. Lois A. Aaron Leonard Abrams Gay Cull Addicott Stanley and Hope Adelstein* Sylvia K. Adler* Norman* and Marjorie Allison Dr. Sarah M. Anderson George N. Aronoff Herbert Ascherman, Jr. Jack and Darby Ashelman Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Jack L. Barnhart Margaret B. and Henry T.* Barratt Rev. Thomas T. Baumgardner and Dr. Joan Baumgardner Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Fran and Jules Belkin Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Bob Bellamy Joseph P. Bennett Marie-Hélène Bernard Ila M. Berry* Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Dr.* and Mrs. Murray M. Bett Dr. Marie Bielefeld Raymond J. Billy (Biello) Mr. William P. Blair III Doug and Barb Bletcher Madeline & Dennis Block Trust Fund Mrs. Flora Blumenthal Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton Kathryn Bondy* Loretta and Jerome Borstein* Mr. and Mrs.* Otis H. Bowden II Drs. Christopher P. Brandt and Beth Brandt Sersig Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. David and Denise Brewster Robert W. Briggs Elizabeth A. Brinkman Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Thomas Brugger, MD Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buchanan* Joan and Gene* Buehler Gretchen L. Burmeister

Stanley and Honnie Busch* Milan and Jeanne* Busta Ms. Lois L. Butler Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Gregory and Karen Cada Roberta R. Calderwood* Harry and Marjorie* M. Carlson Janice L. Carlson Dr.* and Mrs. Roland D. Carlson Barbara A. Chambers, D. Ed. Dr. Gary Chottiner & Anne Poirson NancyBell Coe Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Ralph M. and Mardy R. Cohen* Victor J. and Ellen E. Cohn Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway The Honorable Colleen Conway Cooney and Mr. John Cooney John D. and Mary D. Corry* Dr. Dale and Susan Cowan Dr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Cross* Martha Wood Cubberley In Memory of Walter C. and Marion J. Curtis William and Anna Jean Cushwa Alexander M. and Sarah S. Cutler Mr.* and Mrs. Don C. Dangler Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Danzinger Barbara Ann Davis Carol J. Davis Charles and Mary Ann Davis William E. and Gloria P.* Dean, Jr. Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J. Donnelly Neeltje-Anne DeKoster* Carolyn L. Dessin Mrs. Armand J. DiLellio James A. Dingus, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Maureen A. Doerner and Geoffrey T. White Henry and Mary* Doll Gerald and Ruth Dombcik Barbara Sterk Domski Mr.* and Mrs. Roland W. Donnem Nancy E. and Richard M. Dotson

Mrs. John Drollinger Drs. Paul M.* and Renate H. Duchesneau George* and Becky Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duvin Dr. Robert E. Eckardt Paul and Peggy Edenburn Robert and Anne Eiben* Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Roger B. Ellsworth Oliver* and Mary Emerson Lois Marsh Epp Patricia Esposito C. Gordon and Kathleen A.* Ewers Patricia J. Factor Carl Falb Regis and Gayle Falinski Mrs. Mildred Fiening Gloria and Irving* Fine Joan Alice Ford Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Fountain* Gil* and Elle Frey Arthur* and Deanna Friedman Mr.* and Mrs. Edward H. Frost Dawn Full Henry S. Fusner* Dr. Stephen and Nancy Gage Barbara and Peter Galvin Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Garfunkel Donald* and Lois Gaynor Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Dr. Saul Genuth Frank and Louise Gerlak Dr. James E. Gibbs S. Bradley Gillaugh Mr.* and Mrs. Robert M. Ginn Fred and Holly Glock Ronald* and Carol Godes William H. Goff Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman John and Ann Gosky In Memory of Margaret Goss Harry and Joyce Graham Elaine Harris Green Tom and Gretchen Green Anna Zak Greenfield Richard and Ann Gridley Nancy Hancock Griffith David E.* and Jane J. Griffiths LISTING CONTINUES

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Bev and Bob Grimm Candy and Brent Grover Thomas J.* and Judith Fay Gruber Henry and Komal Gulich Mr. and Mrs. David H. Gunning Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunton Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Richard* and Mary Louise Hahn James J. Hamilton Raymond G. Hamlin, Jr. Kathleen E. Hancock Holsey Gates Handyside* Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mary Jane Hartwell* William L.* and Lucille L. Hassler Mrs. Henry Hatch (Robin Hitchcock) Nancy Hausmann Virginia and George Havens Barbara L. Hawley and David S. Goodman Gary D. Helgesen Clyde J. Henry, Jr. Ms. M. Diane Henry Wayne and Prudence Heritage T. K.* and Faye A. Heston Fred Heupler, M.D. Mr. and Mrs.* Daniel R. High Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig Hitchcock* Bruce F. Hodgson Mary V. Hoffman Feite F. Hofman MD* Mrs. Barthold M. Holdstein* Leonard* and Lee Ann Holstein David and Nancy Hooker Thomas H. and Virginia J.* Horner Fund Patience Cameron Hoskins Elizabeth Hosmer Dorothy Humel Hovorka* Dr. Christine A. Hudak, Mr. Marc F. Cymes Dr. Randal N. Huff Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Adria D. Humphreys* Ann E. Humphreys and Jayne E. Sisson David and Dianne Hunt Karen S. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Hunter Ruth F. Ihde Mr.* and Mrs. Jonathan E. Ingersoll Pamela and Scott Isquick Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Isroff* Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Carol S. Jacobs Pamela Jacobson Milton* and Jodith Janes Jerry and Martha Jarrett* Merritt and Ellen Johnquest* Allan V. Johnson E. Anne Johnson Nancy Kurfess Johnson, M.D.


David and Gloria Kahan Julian and Etole Kahan David George Kanzeg Bernie and Nancy Karr Drs. Julian and Aileen Kassen* Milton and Donna* Katz Nancy F. Keithley and Joseph P. Keithley Patricia and Walter Kelley* Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Malcolm E. Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball* James and Gay* Kitson Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein* Fred* and Judith Klotzman Paul and Cynthia Klug Martha D. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Mr. Clayton Koppes Susan Korosa Mr.* and Mrs. James G. Kotapish, Sr. Margery A. Kowalski Janet L. Kramer Mr. James Krohngold Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Kruszka Thomas* and Barbara Kuby Eleanor* and Stephen Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre James I. Lader Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lambros Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Marjorie M. Lamport* Louis Lane* Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Lee and Susan Larson Charles K. László and Maureen O’Neill-László Anthony T. and Patricia Lauria Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund* Jordan R. and Jane G. Lefko Teela C. Lelyveld Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Lerch Judy D. Levendula Dr. and Mrs. Howard Levine Bracy E. Lewis Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Rollin* and Leda Linderman Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Ruth S. Link* Dr. and Mrs. William K. Littman Dr. Jack and Mrs. Jeannine Love Jeff and Maggie Love Dr. Alan and Mrs. Min Cha Lubin Linda and Saul Ludwig Kate Lunsford Patricia MacDonald Alex and Carol Machaskee Jerry Maddox

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Mrs. H. Stephen Madsen Alice D. Malone* Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malpass, Jr. Lucille Harris Mann* Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel* Clement P. Marion Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz David C. and Elizabeth F. Marsh* Duane and Joan Marsh* Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Martincic Kathryn A. Mates Dr. Lee Maxwell and Michael M. Prunty Alexander and Marianna* McAfee Nancy B. McCormack Mr. William C. McCoy Dorothy R. McLean Jim and Alice Mecredy* James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Meyerson* Brenda Clark Mikota Christine Gitlin Miles Antoinette S. Miller Chuck and Chris Miller Edith and Ted* Miller Leo Minter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.* William A. Mitchell Robert L. Moncrief Ms. Beth E. Mooney Beryl and Irv Moore Ann Jones Morgan George and Carole Morris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. and Mrs.* Donald W. Morrison Joan R. Mortimer, PhD* Susan B. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Nash, Jr Deborah L. Neale Mrs. Ruth Neides* David and Judith Newell Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales Paul and Connie Omelsky Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Henry Ott-Hansen Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer R. Neil Fisher and Ronald J. Parks Nancy* and W. Stuver Parry Dr.* and Mrs. Donald Pensiero Mary Charlotte Peters Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pfouts* Janet K. Phillips* Elisabeth C. Plax Florence KZ Pollack Julia and Larry Pollock John L. Power and Edith Dus-Garden Richard J. Price Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Mr. David C. Prugh* Leonard and Heddy Rabe

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Legacy Giving THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTR A HERITAGE SOCIETY M. Neal Rains Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. James and Donna Reid Mrs. Charles Ritchie Dr. Larry J.B.* and Barbara S. Robinson Margaret B. Robinson Dwight W. Robinson Janice and Roger Robinson Amy and Ken Rogat Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Margaret B. Babyak* and Phillip J. Roscoe Audra* and George Rose Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Jacqueline* Ross Robert and Margo Roth Marjorie A. Rott* Howard and Laurel Rowen Professor Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Marc Ruckel Florence Brewster Rutter Dr. Joseph V. Ryckman Mr. James L. Ryhal, Jr.* Renee Sabreen* Marjorie Bell Sachs Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Sue Sahli Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks John A Salkowski Larry J. Santon Stanford and Jean B. Sarlson James Dalton Saunders Patricia J. Sawvel Ray and Kit Sawyer Alice R. Sayre In Memory of Hyman and Becky Schandler Robert Scherrer Sandra J. Schlub Ms. Marian Schluembach Robert and Betty Schmiermund Mr.* and Mrs. Richard M. Schneider Jeanette L. Schroeder Frank Schultz Carol* and Albert Schupp Lawrence M. Sears and Sally Z. Sears Roslyn S. and Ralph M. Seed Nancy F. Seeley Edward Seely Oliver E.* and Meredith M. Seikel Reverend Sandra Selby Eric Sellen Holly Selvaggi Thomas and Ann Sepúlveda B. Kathleen Shamp Jill Semko Shane David Shank Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Shapiro* Helen and Fred D. Shapiro Norine W. Sharp*

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Norma Gudin Shaw Elizabeth Carroll Shearer* Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon John F. Shelley and Patricia Burgess* Frank* and Mary Ann Sheranko Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin Reverend and Mrs. Malcolm K. Shields Rosalyn and George* Sievila Mr.* and Mrs. David L. Simon Dr.* and Mrs. John A. Sims Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Lauretta Sinkosky H. Scott Sippel and Clark T. Kurtz Ellen J. Skinner Ralph* and Phyllis Skufca Janet Hickok Slade Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Ms. Mary C. Smith Sandra and Richey Smith Roy Smith Myrna and James Spira Barbara J. Stanford and Vincent T. Lombardo George R. and Mary B. Stark Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith Lois and Tom Stauffer Elliott K. Stave & Susan L. Kozak Fund Saundra K. Stemen Merle and Albert Stern* Dr. Myron Bud and Helene* Stern Mr. and Mrs. John M. Stickney Dr. and Mrs. William H. Stigelman, Jr. Mr.* and Mrs. James P. Storer Ralph E. and Barbara N. String* In Memory of Marjory Swartzbaugh Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Lorraine S. Szabo Mrs. Jean H. Taber* Norman V. Tagliaferri Nancy and Lee Tenenbaum Dr. and Mrs. Friedrich Thiel Mr. and Mrs. William M. Toneff Joe and Marlene Toot Alleyne C. Toppin Janice and Leonard Tower Dr. and Mrs. James E. Triner William & Judith Ann Tucholsky Dorothy Ann Turick* Mr. Jack G. Ulman Robert and Marti* Vagi Robert A. Valente J. Paxton Van Sweringen Mary Louise and Don VanDyke Steven Vivarronda Hon. and Mrs. William F.B. Vodrey Pat and Walt* Wahlen Mrs. Clare R. Walker John and Deborah Warner

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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren Joseph F. and Dorothy L.* Wasserbauer Reverend Thomas L. Weber Etta Ruth Weigl* Lucile Weingartner Max W. Wendel William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Robert C. Weppler Paul and Suzanne Westlake Marilyn J. White Yoash and Sharon Wiener Linda R. Wilcox Alan H.* and Marilyn M. Wilde Helen Sue* and Meredith Williams Carter and Genevieve* Wilmot Mr. Milton Wolfson* and Mrs. Miriam Shuler-Wolfson Nancy L. Wolpe Mrs. Alfred C. Woodcock Katie and Donald Woodcock Dr.* and Mrs. Henry F. Woodruff Marilyn L. Wozniak Nancy R. Wurzel Michael and Diane Wyatt Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Mary Yee Carol Yellig Libby M. Yunger William Zempolich and Beth Meany Roy J. Zook* Anonymous (73)

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H A I L E D A S O N E of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 19211936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000.

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I am a percussionist. by Tom Sherwood

I A M A P E R C U S S I O N I S T . That basically means I strike things. I’m also lucky enough to be a percussionist in one of the greatest orchestras in the world — The Cleveland Orchestra. It would be easier to just call myself a drummer. I certainly play the drums, but a drummer is a different animal than a percussionist. A drummer keeps the time in a band. They drive the groove and rhythm of the music. In an orchestra, that role falls on the conductor. A percussionist provides something else altogether. Of course, there are times when a percussionist is indeed a drummer, but more often than not we provide something fragmented and momentary, a color or effect — the explosive climax of a cymbal crash, the shimmer and sparkle of a triangle roll, a dark earthy snippet on the xylophone. Our usual arsenal of instruments are things like snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, triangle, tambourine, glockenspiel. But we quite often have to grab for the unusual as well — gun shot, thundersheet, metal chain, wooden box, tin can, bucket of water. The options are nearly endless. It’s a lot to keep up with so many instruments. Some of them need constant attention, others just a sense of creativity. You find commonality in how to strike things — lifting and throwing, follow through, weight, tension and release. Yet


each instrument has its own feel and idiosyncrasies. For instance, a marimba and a glockenspiel are essentially the same thing — the former is quite large and made of wood, the latter small and made of steel — but each requires its own approach and touch. Flushing the best sound out of any instrument or object is part of the fun of being a percussionist. If you tell a percussionist to play a rock or stone, they’re going to look for the best sounding rock they can find — and play it in the most musical way possible. It’s all a matter of attention to details and subtleties, and learning how to coax vibrations out of seemingly inanimate objects. Even the much lampooned triangle can go from being clangy and bovine to magical, depending on the care and attention with which someone approaches it. can be a lot like using spices and herbs in cooking. Sometimes it can be plain and simple, while other times percussion is the most noticeable thing about a piece. Composers are all over the map when it comes to using percussion. Some use it sparingly — there’s a Bruckner symphony with a single cymbal crash and one triangle roll. While others heap it on from start to finish — Varèse’s Amériques requires 12 percussionists playing an exotic array of instruments including maracas,


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slap sticks, sleigh bells, and air raid sirens. On average, though, being a percussionist means sitting and waiting. “Tacets” and counting rests are a big part of the job. It can be a rather manic existence. I heard a saying once that being a percussionist means being bored to death 50% of the time and scared to death the other 50%. Not playing gives you time to notice lots of other things. Onstage I’m surrounded by the silvery and tan gorgeousness of Severance Hall — walls the color of a beautifully pulled espresso shot, a dark rich wood on the floor (worn and pock marked by years of doublebass and cello endpins), condensation from brass instruments, and the shuffling of chairs, music stands, and feet. High above, patterns from Mrs. Severance’s wedding dress (so the story goes — maybe, maybe not) float and roll towards the stage. I can enjoy the wonderful sound of the brass section breathing together. Notice the vibrations in the floor when the timpani roll or when the doublebasses play their low notes. Appreciate the ornate bases of the music stands — made for the opening of Severance Hall in 1931, a time when people paid great attention to and cared about such details. Marvel 2019 Holiday Festival

at the silky patina that wraps itself around the sound of the string section. And, as I sit and watch and listen, I wonder at the strange alchemy of hand gestures, facial expressions, body language, and pure will power that somehow allows a conductor to silently transform 100 musicians into one unified sound. Then the rests are over and you are on your feet again! of a percussionist. You get a frontrow seat (well, maybe it’s a backrow seat, but everything is out in front of me) to the most incredible music ever written. And when it’s your time, you stand up and strike something. Sometimes it’s the loudest thing onstage and sometimes the softest. Oftentimes, it’s exhilarating or nerve wracking. Always, it’s a constant exploration of the beauty of sound in its most abstract form. And then you take your seat again. I know I’m biased, but I think it’s the best seat in the world.


Tom Sherwood joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 2015. This is part of an ongoing series of occasional articles in which members of the Orchestra share their perspectives about music-making, life, and Cleveland.

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