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Where great music comes to life.

Welcome to our NEW outdoor Waterfront Pops Concert! “Fun. Seriously.” From movie music to classic masterpieces and family favorites, the Marin Symphony’s 61st Season is an inspired place to be. We’re thrilled you are a part of this ground-breaking event — a first-ever Waterfront Pops Concert on the Marin Center grounds overlooking the Lagoon featuring John Williams classic movie soundtracks played live by the orchestra with Maestro Alasdair Neale conducting. Sit back and soak up the afternoon and evening Marin sun while listening to movie music by the incomparable John Williams including Superman, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Star Wars Medley, Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and more… climaxing with a fireworks finale! KDFC Radio personality Ray White is our emcee for the concert and Epicurean is catering tasty food and a nice selection of beverages. You’ll discover all kinds of fun things to do before the concert begins at 6:00pm. Several community cultural and arts organizations are partnering with us and have information and activities to enjoy. If you have aspiring young conductors in your family, or just musically inclined youth, Alasdair Neale will lead a kids’ conducting session at 5:15pm. His “Junior Conductors” will conduct the opening piece after intermission: Stars and Stripes Forever! From 4:00pm up until the start of the concert, Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra members will help young musicians try out instruments at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by The Magic Flute. We encourage you to explore our exciting new season in the program book and most of all, we want you to have “Fun. Seriously.”

Special Guest & Emcee Ray White KDFC Radio personality For close to four decades radio veteran Ray White has made his love of music his life. Over the past twelve years his home has been beautiful San Francisco, finding himself immersed in the jazz, rock and classical music scene. While at KKSF (jazz), KFOG (rock) or now at KDFC (classical), he presents quality music both old and new, no matter the genre, with passion and authority. It all started in Connecticut back in the mid 60s. Ray met Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, The Young Rascals and The Buffalo Springfield when he was sixteen yearsold and started hanging around radio stations at about the same time. And, he hasn’t stopped! His career took off during his twenty four year stay in New York. His first stop was the progressive rock station WLIR on Long Island. Then, crosstown to the legendary rocker, WNEW-FM. In the 90s the new and innovative jazz station CD 101.9 (WQCD) beckoned and he found himself immersed in the jazz world in the jazz capital of the universe...New York City. He prides himself on his relationships with musicians as well as his numerous interviews over the years. Whether it was Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Quincy Jones, James Taylor, Roger Waters, Taj Mahal, Joshua Bell, Phil Collins, or Burt Bacharach, Ray found a way to celebrate their music and bring out that individual passion for song that they all share. So, whether it’s Roger Water’s The Wall Tour , The London Symphony at Davies Hall or David Sanborn over at Yoshi’s there’s a good chance you’ll find Ray taking it all in.

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A very special thanks to our production partners... Tony Taubert, IATSE Local 16


John Lippett and Steve Rupnow, San Rafael Fire

Steve Bajor, Pacific Expositions

Brian Auger, City of San Rafael

Phil Ho, Villan Productions

Tim Beswick, Santa Rosa Symphony

Derek Featherstone, ProMedia UltraSound

Catherine Munson, LVP Marin Realtors

Jeff Thomas and Dave Best, PyroSpectaculars

Top Productions, LLC

Rob Roberts, Big 4 Party Rentals

Golden State Portables

Stacy Scott Fine Catering

Beltran Maintenance

Mark Schmidt, Unicorn Group

Bear Communications

Rick Keough, Cresco Equipment Rentals

Fast Signs of San Rafael

Kjell Ness, Ness Generators

Chuck Hall, H&H Printing

Evan Barbier, Barbier Security Group

Marin Center Staff

Nigel Gilchrist, Absolutely Music, Inc.

The Magic Flute

Jim Julian, Epicurean Group

Steve Moran-Cassese, Speedpro Imaging

Alan Piombo, San Rafael Police

Orvis Slack, Medics at the Movies

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Staff, Board & Contributors



Dr. Frances L. White President and Chair

Shirin Aryanpour Mary D’Agostino Jenny Douglass* Joanne Dunn Jim Finkelstein Renee Froman* Will Glasgow Stephen Goldman Greta Hoversten Sandra Hoyer Steven Machtinger* Catherine Munson Erica Posner* David S. Post Elizabeth Prior* Mary Rabb Marty Rubino Renee Rymer Stacy Scott Dr. Beth Seaman Sally Shekou Peter L. H. Thompson Judith Walker Dr. Frances L. White *Orchestra Member


Peter L. H. Thompson Immediate Past President

Alasdair Neale Music Director

Stephen Goldman Vice President

Stephen McKersie Chorus & Chamber Chorus Director

Steven Machtiner* Vice President

Ann Krinitsky Youth Orchestra Director

Renee Rymer Secretary

Anne Lerner-Wright Crescendo/Overture Orchestra Director

David S. Post Treasurer



Jeff vom Saal Executive Director

Stephen Goldman Audience Development

Angela Colombo Director of Development

Jim Finkelstein Personnel & Strategic Planning

Peter Rodgers Director of Marketing & Communications

David S. Post Finance

Marty Eshoff Director of Operations Laura Cooper Patron Relations & Administrative Coordinator

Renee Rymer Governance Jenny Douglass Youth/Education Marty Rubino Development

Craig McAmis Orchestra Personnel Manager

Stacy Scott Special Events

Drew Ford Music Librarian

Greta Hoversen Audit Commitee

Andrei Gorchov Youth Programs Administrator

Judith Walker Investment Commitee

Chris Jennings Symphony@Schools Coordinator Deborah Walter Accountant Peter Horn Maria Marciales Interns

WEEKLY VOLUNTEERS James Levine, Phyllis Mart, Jan Mettner, Gloria Miner, Peri Sarganis, Judith Purdom

PROGRAM BOOK CREDITS Designer/Editor, Peter Rodgers Cover photo, Eisaku Tokuyama Printer, Unicorn Group

We could not have done it without all of you!

In-Kind Sponsors Nothing Bundt Cakes Stacy Scott Fine Catering The Other Guys Wine Lagunitas Brewing Company

Community Partners Speak to Me Singers Marin Mountain Play Association Stapleton School of Performing Arts Novato Chamber of Commerce Comcast Whistlestop Sunny Hills Services Young Composers Challenge Novato Theater Company • 415.479.8100 •


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Orchestra & Musicians VIOLIN I Jeremy Constant Concertmaster Philip Santos Assistant Concertmaster Karen Sor Mark Neyshloss Emanuela Nikiforova Cindy Lee Claudia Fountain Rachel Walker Dawn Madole Andrew Lan Yuna Lee Cynthia Burton VIOLIN II Jeanelle Meyer Principal Dennie Mehocich Assistant Principal Kathryn Marshall Renee Froman Tao Nordlicht Tara Flandreau Carla Lehmann Thomas Yee Stewart Charmian Janice Park VIOLA Jenny Douglass Principal Elizabeth Prior Assistant Principal Jennifer Sills Meg Eldridge Ann Coombs Marcel Gemperli Linda Green Eisaku Tokuyama

CELLO Jan Volkert Principal Nancy Bien-Souza Assistant Principal David Wishnia Kelley Maulbetsch Isaac Melamed Robin Bonnell Adele-Akiko Kearns Erica Posner BASS Robert Ashley Principal Richard Worn Assistant Principal William Everett Andrew McCorkle FLUTE Katrina Walter Principal Emma Moon Tod Brody OBOE Margot Golding Principal Peter Lemberg Laura Reynolds English Horn CLARINET Arthur Austin Principal Larry Posner Douglas Fejes Bass Clarinet BASSOON Carla Wilson Principal Karla Ekholm David Granger Contrabassoon

HORN Darby Hinshaw Principal Nicky Roosevelt Meredith Brown Loren Tayerle Alicia Telford TR UMPET John Freeman Principal James Rodseth Catherine Murtagh Lenny Ott Scott Macomber TR OMBONE Bruce Chrisp Principal Craig McAmis Tom Hornig Kurt Patzner TUBA Forrest Byram Principal PERCUSSION Tyler Mack Timpani Kevin Neuhoff Scott Bleaken Ward Spangler Victor Avdienko Vince Pitzulo HARP Randy Pratt Principal KEYBOARD Marc Shapiro • 415.479.8100 •


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AR TISTIC leadership


San Francisco Symphony in widely praised performances of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in Germany. His most recent appearance with that orchestra was in February 2007 when he replaced an indisposed Carlos Kalmar to lead the San Francisco Symphony in successful subscription performances.

Alasdair Neale, Music Director There’s nothing like experiencing live classical music played by our Marin Symphony under the leadership of Maestro Alasdair Neale. This is his 13 th season leading our orchestra and he has taken the musicians progressively to higher levels of excellence over the past decade. He’s one of the leading Bay Area conductors and a champion of youth education initiatives. Maestro Neale has made appearances on many of the world’s stages with renowned orchestras and soloists. Music Director Alasdair Neale began his tenure as Music Director of the Marin Symphony in 2001. He also holds the positions of Music Director of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Neale’s appointment with the Marin Symphony followed 12 years as Associate Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. During that time he conducted both orchestras in hundreds of critically acclaimed concerts both here and abroad. In 1999, he substituted for an ailing Michael Tilson Thomas, conducting the

In his nineteen years as Music Director of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Mr. Neale has propelled this festival to national status: it is now the largest privately funded free admission symphony in America. He has brought many celebrated guest artists to these annual events. In March 2002, to enthusiastically positive reviews, Mr. Neale collaborated with director Peter Sellars and composer John Adams to open the Adelaide Festival with a production of the opera El Niño. In April 1994, he conducted the San Francisco Symphony in the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Colored Field, featuring English horn player Julie Ann Giacobassi. In 1993, the American Symphony Orchestra League named him a Leonard Bernstein American Conducting Fellow, and he led the New Jersey Symphony in a concert at the League’s annual conference. Alasdair Neale maintains a most active guest conducting schedule, both nationally and internationally. His recordings have been released by Arco/Decca and New World Records. Alasdair Neale holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University and a Master’s from Yale University, where his principal teacher was Otto-Werner Mueller. He lives in San Francisco. • 415.479.8100 •


It’s our pleasure to support the Marin Symphony — a cornerstone of cultural life in Marin County

Furthering the quality of life in this very special place. Providing emotional and spiritual growth for listeners. Creating a lifetime of music enjoyment for our youth. Thank you for this opportunity to contribute to our community.

Catherine Munson

Congratulations to Marin Symphony for 61-plus years of outstanding performances! The County of Marin is proud to be a sponsor of this Pops concert. Music isn’t the only thing moving outdoors on the Marin Civic Center campus. Explore and enjoy the recent enhancements to the new disabledaccessible plaza in front of the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, which make it much easier to move around. And there are more upgrades on the way. In the next few years, you’ll see better sidewalks, bus stops, bike lanes and aesthetic accents along Civic Center Drive as we prepare for the new SMART train. You can also look forward to exciting changes from another Civic Center partner, the Marin County Farmers Market, as its staff works on plans for a permanent site for the market. All of these moves are designed to complete the mission of Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed architect who designed our National Historic Landmark. Even after the Pops concert ends, the sound of change at the Civic Center will be sweet music to our community.

Focus. Transformation. Education for life.

ORCHESTRA Scott Sandmeier conductor Ravel Ma mère l’oye (5 pièces enfantines) Justin Ralls ’14 Tree Ride (Highsmith Award winner); Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 Saturday, September 28, 8 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2 p.m.

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES Bonnie Hampton cello with Julio Elizalde ’05 piano The Beethoven Cello Sonatas Sunday, October 13, 2 p.m.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA A special event featuring Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim violin/conductor Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 Tuesday, October 15, 8 p.m.* David Kim presents a free public violin class Monday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20/15/*Free | 415.503.6275 | 50 Oak Street, San Francisco

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PR OGRAM WATERFRONT POPS CONCER T J O HN WILLIAMS MOVIE MUSIC Alasdair Neale conducting September 15, 2 013 — Sunday at 6:00pm

Olympic Fanfare and Theme by John Williams Written for the opening ceremonies at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Jurassic Park by John Williams

Jaws by John Williams Music from the 1975 (Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Oscar winner) and 1978 (Grammy nominated) films.

Born on the Fourth of July by John Williams Music from the 1989 film. Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar nominations.

Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams Music from the 1981 Grammy winning, Oscar nominated film.

In Flander’s Fields by Robert Tindle National Young Composers Challenge 2012 Winner

Adventures on Earth from E.T. by John Williams Music from the 1982 film. Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA winner, 5 Grammy nominations including 3 wins.


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INTERMISSION The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa Composed on Christmas Day, 1896. Conducted by Alasdair Neale’s Junior Conductors!

Superman by John Williams

The Patriot by John Williams Music from the 2000 Oscar nominated film.

Flight to Neverland from Hook by John Williams Music from the 1991 Oscar and double Grammy nominated film.

Theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams Music from the 1993 Golden Globe, Oscar, Grammy, and BAFTA award-winning film.

Star Wars Medley by John Williams

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Symphonic Suite by John Williams Music from the 2001 Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar nominated film.

Summon the Heroes ( fireworks finale! ) by John Williams Written in commemoration of the Centennial of the Modern Olympic Games. Premiering on July 19, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia.

Concerts made possible with sustaining support from William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and Marin Community Foundation • 415.479.8100 •


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We use seasonal ingredients from local producers, most within a 150-mile radius of our cafés. Our food doesn’t have to fly across the country before it lands on your plate!

honest. Epicurean Group was launched right here, in Marin County, by Mary Clark Bartlett, a sustainable food service thought leader. Growing the business from sustainable roots, Mary and her team built a successful, values-based company that has truly revolutionized the food service industry.

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For all your catering needs, contact Catering Manager Courtney Luddon(415)420-5653

fabulous evenings, dynamic speakers, delicious food and wine tastings in the company of remarkable women

Grab your girlfriends and join us for our 2013/14 season of inspiration, education and fun! OCT 15 INNOVATION AND PASSION: INSPIRING TALES FROM BAY AREA ENTREPRENEURS

Alison Pincus | Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, One Kings Lane Jory Des Jardins | Co-founder and President of Strategic Alliances, BlogHer Danae Ringelmann | Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer, Indiegogo Moderated by Kate Shaw | Director of Talent Management, Apple Inc. and Founder and Host of the Lucasfilm Speaker Series


Shasta Nelson | Founder and CEO, GirlfriendCircles and author of “Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends”


Dr. Robert Lustig | MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, and author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease”


Debora Spar | President of Barnard College and author of several books including “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and The Quest For Perfection”


Paola Gianturco | Award-winning photojournalist and author of “Women Who Light the Dark,” and “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon” Muadi Mukenge | Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund for Women – non-profit grant making foundation advancing women's human rights worldwide Pamela Hawley | Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, award-winning social entrepreneurship non-profit


Sonja Lyubomirsky | Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside, leading expert in the science of happiness, and author of “The Myths of Happiness” and “The How of Happiness”

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61 st Season-Opening 007 Gala Celebration Saturday, October 26, 2 013 at 6:00pm

We invite you to experience our exciting 2 013 – 2014 concerts and special events. Beyond exquisite Masterworks Concerts, we’re establishing a new tradition with our Holiday Pops Concert. We’re continuing the excitement of our 2 013 Pixar in Concert experience with another Spring Pops Concert. On Sunday, June 8, 2 014, it’s the full-length movie with live orchestra: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Join us for an elegant James Bond-themed affair — dinner with raffle, dancing — including a special appearance by Jon Nakamatsu on the evening before our season-opening concert. This very special event takes place at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Call 415.479.8100 for tickets. $195/person.

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Please visit the Marin Symphony information exhibit on the Lagoon Park grounds to discover more about the season. We have special offers for new subscribers. And, for the first time ever, we are offering a “Create your own Season” package. Simply choose any three concerts — it’s that easy! You’re completely free to choose whatever concerts you like. You can sign up today. Single tickets for all concerts are on sale now at the Marin Center Box Office! Call 415.473.6800, purchase in person at 10 Avenue of the Flags, or order online. If you have any questions at all about the season or special events, please call us at 415.479.8100 or stop by our office Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Visit for the latest information. Join our growing Facebook community:

*Concerts take place at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, 94903. © Marin Symphony. Details and dates subject to change.


MASTERWORKS 1 From Russia with Love* Sunday, October 27, 2 013 at 3:00pm Tuesday, October 29, 2 013 at 7:30pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Jon Nakamatsu, piano We open our season with a spectacular display of Russian Fireworks. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu returns for Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, a work overflowing with gorgeous melodies and jawdropping virtuosity. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is an epic struggle that will have you on the edge of your seats right up to the end. Holiday Choral Concerts by Candlelight Saturday, December 7, 2 013 at 7:30pm Sunday, December 8, 2 013 at 4:00pm Stephen McKersie, conductor Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus 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. Share the glow again with us this year!

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Holiday Pops Concert: A New Marin Tradition* Tuesday, December 17, 2 013 at 7:30pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Including Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, White Christmas by Irving Berlin and more classics like Joy to the World! Maestro Alasdair Neale conducts the Marin Symphony orchestra performing holiday classics with choir and special guest soloists. MASTERWORKS 2 American Dream* Sunday, January 19, 2 014 at 3:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2 014 at 7:30pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Noah Griffin, narrator Joseph Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World” draws on the inspiring words of Martin Luther King, Jr. to create a memorable and moving experience. Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony is a testament to the American spirit of optimism and self-renewal that weaves into its fabric the iconic “Fanfare for the Common Man.” MASTERWORKS 3 Quintessential Beethoven, Chic Tchaikovsky* Sunday, February 23, 2 014 at 3:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2 014 at 7:30pm 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.

Magical Music of Disney Family Concert* Sunday, March 16, 2 014 Ann Krinitsky, conductor

Around the World with Disney features music from early classics to recent releases — taking audiences 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.

MASTERWORKS 4 Sacred and Secular* Sunday, April 6, 2 014 at 3:00pm Tuesday, April 8, 2 014 at 7:30pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Marin Symphony Chorus 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! Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl* Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Live in concert — feature film with orchestra. The finishing touch to our 61 st Season is another first for us and Marin. The full length classic fantasy Disney film is bound to please everyone! • 415.479.8100 •


Saturday October 5 th

Come to the 10 / 5 WORKSHOP & 10 / 6 COMPOSIUM... If you are serious about composing, come to both events to learn and experience winning compositions!

FREE Composition Workshop... Young musicians ages 13 -18 are invited to attend. Are you an aspiring young composer?

Full-day of exciting sessions

Learn the tools and techniques of the trade

• composition

from nationally recognized composers and

• orchestration

experience demonstrations of each orchestral

• music notation

instrument by top professional musicians.

• scoring software

Entrants who have already written music may

• MIDI technology

bring their compositions for feedback from Alasdair Neale, Christopher Wilkins, Dan Crozier, Keith Lay and Steve Goldman. Imagine the opportunity to compose a work that could win and be featured at the next NYCC Composium! Attending the NYCC

Sign up! Discover secrets of composition with Maestro Alasdair Neale, Christopher Wilkins & Marin Symphony orchestra members

Workshop this year is a great way to start.

Saturday, October 5, 2 013 at San Domenico School 8:15 – 5:15 p.m. FREE full-day workshop.



Sign up early, space is limited.


Youth Concerts & Education Programs 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. 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, where younger students sit amidst the Youth Orchestra during the performance. 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. Marin Symphony Overture Program is designed for beginning students, teaching aspiring young musicians orchestral ensemble techniques and musicianship. This program led by Led by Anne Lerner Wright helps prepare young musicians for the Marin Symphony Crescendo Program and Youth Orchestra. 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.


Connecting our communities to the future of live music...

In January 2 012 & 2 013 our Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra took part in the annual Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival.

“Sing, Dance, Play” An exciting Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra collaboration with Marin Girls Chorus and Marin Dance Theater took place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on March 24, 2 013.

Upcoming Youth & Education events... Marin Symphony Orchestra Pro-Am Side-by-side coaching and peformance for adult amatuer musicians. Saturday, November 9, 2 013

Marin Symphony Youth Program Winter Concerts Marin Symphony Crescendo & Overture Concerts Sunday, December 8, 2 013, 3:00pm Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Sunday, December 8, 2 013, 7:00pm • 415.479.8100 •


Sunday October 6 th

Young American Composer Idols! The next generation of composers take the Marin Symphony stage... Witness history in the making. This exciting

Experience Reality Symphony

and thrilling event is more than a concert.

• SEVEN world premieres

It’s your chance to hear works by amazing

by winners — top composers in the nation

young composers — winners of the National

• LIVE recording session

Young Composers Challenge competition from

• Dramatic LIVE interaction

throughout the US. Four chamber orchestra

• LIVE interviews with composers

pieces and three full orchestra compositions will be performed for the first time ever with the Marin Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Alasdair Neale and Maestro Christopher Wilkins interact with the composers LIVE. Think of it as your opportunity to experience Reality Symphony Idols recorded LIVE!



Join us! Help cheer on and inspire the most gifted young composers in America as an audience member! Sunday, October 6, 2 013 at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. General admission $10 suggested donation


Be a part of it. 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. Beyond our concerts, there are dozens of ways you can enhance your experience with us and expand the reach of our Marin Symphony. As a 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 wide-ranging Educational and Youth Orchestra Programs as well.

Every gift makes a real difference. Ticket sales for arts organizations cover only a portion of the costs associated with producing our exceptional artistic, education, and community initiatives. Your support at any level is vital and appreciated. Donors also receive priority seating assignments. For information about making a gift, creating an enduring legacy with your estate planning, or simply to learn more about taking advantages of benefits and privileges designed to enhance your concert-going experience, please call us at 415.479.8100, or visit

“Symphony Kids” Program Marin Symphony strives to continue embracing and deepening our loyal and passionate audience relationships and attract new audiences, in particular, underserved community members, youth and families in Marin County. Marin Symphony’s new “Symphony Kids” Program is supported by either an individual or entity in order to provide tickets to youth members of our community who would otherwise be unable to attend our concerts.

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Marin Symphony Waterfront Pops Concert, Sunday, September 15, 2013  

Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a blanket and your own chairs. Experience movie music by John Williams here in the heart of Marin,...