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M A R I N SY M P H ONY ALASDA IR NE ALE | MUS IC DIR E C TOR

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compose your own series! Remembrance and Renewal (above), April 2 013 Vive le France! (above right), May 2 013 Viva Italia! (right), October 2 012

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Inspired new direction. From Russia With Love, Jon Nakamatsu — piano Holiday Choral Concerts by Candlelight, Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus & Special Guests Holiday Pops Concert, Marin Symphony Chorus & Marin Symphony Children’s Chorus American Dream, Noah Griffin — narrator Quintessential Beethoven, Chic Tchaikovsky, Austin Huntington — cello The Magical Music of Disney, Family Concert Sacred and Secular, Marin Symphony Chorus Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Previous concerts of note... Youth & Education Be a part of it. Subscriptions, Tickets, Conversations... marinsymphony.org • 415.479.8100 • facebook.com/marinsymphony

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Romantic Passions, January 2 013


PORTRAIT & COVER PHOTO © EISAKU TOKUYAMA

Inspired new direction. Our 61st Season sets a new course for your Marin Symphony. It builds from the sold out 60th Season finale, Pixar in Concert on June 9, 2 013, and first-ever outdoor Waterfront Pops Concert featuring John Williams movie music favorites and fireworks on September 15, 2 013. The essence of pure classical is kept alive in four exquisite Masterworks concerts — From Russia With Love , American Dream, Quintessential Beethoven, Chic Tchaikovsky — concluding with Sacred and Secular. Another first, and soon to be a new Marin tradition, is our NEW Holiday Pops Concert. The Magical Music of Disney Family Concert in March 2 014 is certain to delight everyone.

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On Sunday, June 8, 2 014, our 61st Season wraps up with the full-length Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, with our orchestra performing the soundtrack live. Be inspired. Be a part of it. Experience it with us!

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From Russia With Love Alasdair Neale, conductor Jon Nakamatsu, piano

PHOTO © CHRISTIAN STEINER

Your Marin Symphony’s first 61st Masterworks Season opens with a spectacular display of Russian fireworks. Music Director Alasdair Neale, now in his 13th season leading the orchestra, presents Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. The program continues with Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu returning for Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, a work overflowing with gorgeous melodies and jaw-dropping virtuosity. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is an epic struggle that Sunday will have you on the edge of your seats right up to the end. Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Jon Nakamatsu, piano Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

October 27, 2 013 3:00 p.m.

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J O N N A K A M AT S U — piano

Tuesday October 29, 2 013 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 – $70. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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PHOTO Š PETER RODGERS

Holiday Choral Concerts by Candlelight Featuring the Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus, Stephen McKersie, Director Selections by the Marin Girls Chorus, Brandon Brack, Artistic Director & The Golden Gate Brass Quintet

Start your holiday season with a favorite tradition when our community gathers in the Church of Saint Raphael in San Rafael. Add your voice to the celebration and sing along with our Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus. The program includes Christmas Cantata by Saturday December 7, 2 013 Daniel Pinkham for Chorus and Double Brass Choir, Norwegian 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday December 8, 2 013 4:00 p.m.

H O L I DAY C H O R A L C O N C E R T S

Lullaby arranged by Gunnar Eriksson, Russian Sacred Music by Pavel Chesnokov and a selection of Christmas spirituals. Share the glow again with us this year! Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. General admission. This concert takes place at the Church of Saint Raphael in San Rafael.

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Holiday Pops Concert Alasdair Neale, conductor

The Marin Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert is the start of a new Marin tradition! Maestro Alasdair Neale conducts the Marin Symphony orchestra performing holiday classics with choirs. Stephen McKersie, Music Director of the Marin Symphony Chorus and Debra Chambliss, Marin Symphony Children’s Choir Director — prepare the choral elements of this exciting concert. The program presents more than a dozen works including Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, White Christmas by Irving Berlin, Bugler’s Holiday by Leroy Anderson, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and more classics like Tuesday Deck the Hall, O Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells and December 17, 2 013 7:30 p.m. Joy to the World!

Tickets: $10 – $70. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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American Dream Alasdair Neale, conductor Noah Griffin, narrator

Our first performance in the New Year coincides with Martin Luther King Day. On the Sunday before and Tuesday after this auspicious day, Music Director Alasdair Neale and the Symphony celebrate with Joseph Schwantner’s New Morning for the World — drawing upon the inspiring N OA H G R I F F I N words of Martin Luther King, Jr. to create a memorable and moving — narrator experience. Renowned Bay Area personality Noah Griffin is the narrator for this extraordinary performance. The second part of the program continues with Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony — a testament Sunday January 19, 2 014 to the American spirit of optimism and self-renewal that weaves 3:00 p.m. into its fabric the iconic Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Tuesday January 21, 2 014 7:30 p.m.

Schwantner New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom) Copland Symphony No. 3 Tickets: $10 – $70. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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Quintessential Beethoven, Chic Tchaikovsky

AU S T I N H U N T I N G TO N — cello

Alasdair Neale, conductor Austin Huntington, cello

“The Apotheosis of the Dance” was how Richard Wagner described Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, a work teeming with volcanic energy from start to finish. Tchaikovsky’s elegant Rococo Variations showcases young virtuoso cellist Austin Huntington in his MSO debut. Elgar Introduction and Allegro Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme,

Austin Huntington, cello

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Sunday February 23, 2 014 3:00 p.m.

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Tuesday February 25, 2 014 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 – $70. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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Around the World with Disney Ann Krinitsky, conductor

Our Family Concert features music from early Disney classics to recent releases that will take you on a musical journey to far off places where the stories, tales and myths of many cultures originated. The program incorporates visuals and musical performances from Disney’s animated films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and many others. Bring the family, a friend, a class of students, a date, or come alone for a performance that will take you back to your childhood. Immediately following the concert aspiring Sunday young musicians can try an instrument on their own at the March 16, 2 014 Musical Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by The Magic Flute. 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $40, groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

FA M I LY C O N C E R T

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Sacred and Secular

MARIN SYMPHONY CHORUS

Alasdair Neale, conductor

Join the Marin Symphony and Maestro Alasdair Neale for the fourth 2 013 -14 Masterworks concerts. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms combines irresistible rhythmic bounce with meditative passages of serene beauty. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is a riotous and hedonistic celebration guaranteed to raise the roof at our final Masterworks concert in our 61st Season! Bernstein Chichester Psalms Orff Carmina Burana

PHOTO © PETER RODGERS

Featuring the Marin Symphony Chorus, Stephen McKersie, Director

Sunday April 6, 2 014 3:00 p.m.

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Tuesday April 8, 2 014 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 – $70. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Alasdair Neale, conductor

The finishing touch to our 61 Season is another first for your Marin Symphony and our community. The full-length classic fantasy Disney film shown with live music played by our orchestra is bound to please everyone. st

Sunday June 8, 2 014 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $50. This concert takes place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

SPRING POPS CONCERT

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60th Season-opening Viva Italia! concert and Gala, October 2 012. Marin Symphony Scores With Tour of Italy, by Niels Swinkels, sfcv.com, “The Marin Symphony’s orchestral sound was balanced, transparent, and brilliant throughout.” …and about the world premiere of Jeremy Cohen’s work… “This highly evocative piece echoes the music of film composers like Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola …and it could easily work as a movie score.” 60th Season finale, Pixar in Concert, on June 9, 2 013 presented music and clips from all 13 Disney/Pixar animated films. 61st Season-opening Waterfront Pops Concert, September 15, 2 013 — John Williams movie music, Junior Conductors and a fireworks finale!

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PHOTOS © PETER RODGERS

Previous concerts of note...

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PHOTOS © PETER RODGERS

Youth & Education Connecting our communities to the future of live music… Marin Symphony Youth and Music Education Programs are at the heart of our mission to foster the dreams and aspirations of young musicians. Exposing young people early and continuing to engage them is one of the best ways to ensure that the next generation develops a love of music. Multiple programs are designed to teach and inspire both young musicians and future concert goers. We’re exceedingly proud of our Youth Programs — the growth in members this season— and accomplishments like participation in the San Francisco Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival in January 2 012 & 2 013.

Marin Symphony Crescendo Orchestra Concert, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 013 at 4:00 p.m.

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Youth Orchestra Concert Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 013 at 7:00 p.m.

In November, 2 013, our Marin Symphony Youth and Crescendo Orchestras will spend the day on the Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound recording and learning about the process from SkySound engineers. This exciting day at Skywalker will sharpen their listening skills, polish their ensemble skills, and raise everyone’s performance level to new heights. Where great music comes to life.

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M A R I N SY M P HONY Y O U T H O R C H E S T R A ANN KRINITSKY | MUS IC DIRECTOR

Our Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra has been providing gifted young musicians ages 12-18 an opportunity to be a part of our orchestra community since 1954. Directed and conducted by Ann Krinitsky, the orchestra performs winter and spring concerts and special Sit-In concerts at local schools and community gathering places, where younger students sit amidst the Youth Orchestra during the performance. The Marin Symphony Crescendo Program is designed for intermediate students, teaching young musicians standard orchestral ensemble techniques and musicianship. Led by Anne Lerner Wright, the program is a stepping stone program is a stepping stone to the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. Our Marin Symphony Overture Program, directed by Anne Lerner Wright, is designed for beginning students, teaching aspiring young musicians orchestral ensemble techniques and musicianship. Symphony@Schools brings guest artists and Symphony musicians into classrooms where kids interact with the performers. Symphony@Schools also provides tickets to Marin Symphony performances, giving young people and their families a chance to experience the sound of a full orchestra playing live in the concert hall. 13

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Photos from the October 5, 2 013 National Young Composers Challenge Workshop (above), and October 6, 2 013 Composium (below). The Workshop is a FREE full-day learning session for aspiring young musicians ages 13 -18, and the Composium presents top composers’ works live in real time.


Together with you. Individual donors are essential for us to thrive. Live symphonic music lifts spirits and improves our quality of life. It shines a light of hope and touches our emotions like no other form of entertainment. There are multiple dimensions to bringing symphonic performances to our stage. Ticket sales revenue accounts for only about 40% of the costs associated with producing our exceptional artistic, education, and community initiatives to life. Donations from individuals like you make our events possible.

Maestro Alasdair Neale preparing his Junior Conductors for their 2 013 Waterfront Pops Concert debut!

PHOTOS © SUSAN D. LEE

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As an indivdual donor, you play a vital role in allowing us to share the profound and transformative experience of live music. When you contribute, you provide crucial support for Marin Symphony’s season events, youth education and programs for the underserved. There are many ways to be a part of it. Join the Conductor’s Club. Become a major donor and Encore Society member. Explore Fund Chair Naming opportunities. As a donor, you also receive priority seating assignments. Your support at any level is vital and appreciated. Where great music comes to life.

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Sponsorship. Your Marin Symphony’s new “Symphony Kids” program and more... Improving accessibility to new audiences is central to our mission. When you or your business becomes a season sponsor you help support subsidized tickets for children and their families in our community who would otherwise be unable to afford attending Symphony events. We’ve partnered with Sunny Hills Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Rafael to extend our reach with this brand new program. Season sponsors enjoy a wide-range of benefits including tickets to season events and intimate gatherings of VIPs, special employee concert ticket prices and more throughout the 2 013 -14 Season. Marketing appearances include our program books, website, postcards and advertisements. For information about making a gift, creating an enduring legacy with your estate planning, or simply to learn more about taking advantage of benefits and privileges designed to enhance your concertgoing experience, please call Angela Colombo, Director of Development at 415.479.8100, or visit marinsymphony.org/support. 15

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Pre-Concert Talks Half-hour talks with Music Director Alasdair Neale reveal insights into the creative process and expose the backstory behind performances. Guest artists appear alongside the Maestro, engaging in conversations with each other and the audience. Pre-Concert Talks begin on Sundays at 2:00pm and Tuesdays at 6:30pm, and are free for all ticket holders. Tuesday Night Wrap Parties The gatherings after Tuesday evening performances are a Marin Symphony tradition. All Tuesday night ticket holders are invited to mingle with guest artists, orchestra members, Alasdair Neale and each other at Gaspare’s Pizzeria, just minutes from the concert hall. Like us on Facebook. Sign up for E-Newsletters. We continuously share ideas and the latest information with our growing online community.

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Pre-Concert Talk Alasdair Neale & Joyce Yang May 2 013


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