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Family Concert

Appearances by Guest Artists Bryan Busby and Marvin Gruenbaum featuring The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Elementary Honor Choir

May 8, 2010 Russell E. Berlin, Jr., Music Director Bernard C. Campbell Performing Arts Center Lee’s Summit High School This concert is presented in part by the generous support of

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


Many thanks to the following who helped make today’s event possible

Additional Thanks Kristin Dunlap – for sharing her vision of, and passion for, this event Harry & Doris Crowell Linda Hartman and Shannon Lawrence Susan Newsam Fabri-Quilt, Inc. Lee’s Summit R-7 School District art and vocal music teachers Summit Art Truman Heartland Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council


LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Board of Directors President Ron Williams Vice-President Paul Shrout Treasurer Julia Hampton Secretary Linda Hartman Symphony Manager *Shelley Loethen

Music Director and Conductor *Russ Berlin

Past Board Presidents 2003-2005 Robert J. Gourley

Current Board Members Damond Boatwright David Elliott *Gary Fruits Robert J. Gourley Dr. Fred L. Grogan Sandy Langsford-Cox Shannon Lawrence Randy Rhoads Bob White

2005-2006 Dr. Tony Stansberry 2006-2008 Dr. Fred L. Grogan *Ex-Officio

2009-2010 Corporate Sponsors The following businesses have provided in-kind and financial support to the Lee’s Summit Symphony Corporate Sponsors Gale Communities Lee’s Summit Journal Lee’s Summit Tribune St. Luke’s East Lee’s Summit

The Symphony would also like to thank the following organizations for their support Eastland Community Foundation/Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Lee’s Summit Advisory Board - Truman Heartland Community Foundation Lee’s Summit Arts Council Missouri Arts Council

The Lee's Summit Symphony extends special thanks to the following for their support during the 2009-2010 season: Christy Dyer of Coyote Press, Earl May of Lee's Summit, Great Southern Bank and Travel, Hy-Vee, Kevin Holman, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, the staff and administration of Lee's Summit High School, Micah Hensley and the LSHS student theater technicians, and volunteers from the Friends of the Lee's Summit Symphony who give countless hours of their time to the Symphony every season!


Friends of the Lee’s Summit Symphony Symphony Support The Symphony gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Friends of the Lee’s Summit Symphony

Ambassadors Brad and Sandra Cox Bob & Marlese Gourley

Patrons Dr. Makeba & Damond Williams Boatwright Gary & Linda Hartman Carol Rothwell & Roger Pierard Phillip & Janet Short

Sponsors David & Lorra Bagley Jon & Juli Ellis First Community Bank Great Southern Bank Geraldine & Bill* Hill Joseph P. & Judy L. Kramps Metcalf Bank – Tom Jackson

Donors Randall C. Benton Dan L. & Nancy E. Blackwell Chinnery Evans & Nail PC Fred & Julie Grogan Bruce & Janice Hattig Bud & Betty Hertzog Berry Jennings State Farm Ins. Jeffrey C. LeMasters McDonald’s of Lee’s Summit

Contributors Alpha Concrete, L.L.C. Anytime Fitness, Bill & Judy Schmoeger Colleen Aufdembrink Bank of Lee’s Summit Robert Belser Russell E. Berlin Loren & Sallyann Boline Edward J. & Judith G. Brenner Dr. Steve & Patti Buie Jack L. Campbell Russ & Jane Childress Nancy & Donald Davis Bernie & Judy Dick William & Barbara Dugan Linda & John Edwards Ralph & Marjorie Egleston Deon Fats Jeanette P. Flippen Ralph & Judy Ford David & Jennifer Forrer Fortner Financial Services, Inc. Gary* & Deborah* Fruits Mahota Fruits

Fred & Nancy Fuller Bill & Peggy Gardner Don & Beth Gooch Dr. Peter & Kathryn Greenspan Tom & Karen Haley Julia E. Hampton, CPA, PC Douglas G. & Helen Ann Hatridge Gloria Helmer Bruce & Susan Holiman Tom & Marian Howley Sharlette John Larry & Louise Keisker Jackie & Jon Kreker Shannon Lawrence, Heartland Music Academy & Supply Lanny & Paula* Lea Larry & Martha Linville Rob & Shelley Loethen Laura Logan Mazuma Credit Union Sara & Marty McCambridge Dave & Lois Metheny

Kate & Walt Morrey Donald B. & Rita Jean Reed Mary Ann & Randy Rhoads Don & Shirley Shaffer Paul & Diana Shrout Randy & Barbara Stone Summit Bank of Kansas City Bob & Candy White

Sandy & Ray Morgan Diane & John Naples John & Susan Newsam Olinger Insurance Agency, LLC-Gregory Olinger John & Kathy Painter Robert & Jane Ann Paul Barbara Prestage* Don & Dorothy* Purtle Mike & Nancy Roark David & Connie Ross Sharon Rusinko Stephen & Phyllis Salanski Thom & Becky Schlosser Jim & Mary Stilley Dr. & Mrs. Robert Strobach Jim & Jean Stubbs Al Tranchilla-K.C. Metro Insurance Janet & Jerry Vaughn Cyril & Melissa Welter Ron & Cindy Williams Don & Shirley Wolfenbarger


Friends of the Lee’s Summit Symphony

Supporters Beckmann Violin Shop, Inc. Don & Hazel Belden Joyce Broughman Sandy Carolan* Brian & Cheryl Casement John & Sandy Clabaugh Dan & Jeanette Cole Rhesa & Judith Davis Janice & Stephen Dickmann David & Christel Elliott Enriching Lives Through Music Foundation, Inc. Lee & Lucile Epley Patricia & Clyde Ernst Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eschenheimer

Shirley & Ralph Fearon 50 Highway Cycle/ ATV Salvage, Inc. Virginia Geraci Charlie & Phyllis Harrel Joe & Jane Henley David & Mary Hoyler Bill & Reida Lawrence John & Barbara Leheney Elizabeth Lindquist & David Caylor Mike & Joyce Martin Bette Mathison Paul & Joy Munsen Klara Parrish Dean & Marilyn Pruyn L. Joe Sell

Evan & Karen Stewart Jim & Helen Thomas John & Doris Weilert

Associates Thomas & Jeannine Akins Emilie Aldrich Rose Angel Nicholas & Katherine Baeth Marjorie E. Barth Verle Bell & Stahr Pope Greg Brown James & Arlene Burnham Jane Carpenter* Vance Caselman Don & Louise Casey Kay Collison Marilyn Combellick Peggy Corbett Diane Demarest Faye Dennison Mirna & James Duncan Willis E. & Judy M. Duncan Phyllis Holter Dunn Alan & Chris Flory Shirley A. Gentry James & Wanda Graves Marvin & Christy Gruenbaum Bob & Gina Hartnett

Marcia & Larry Hawk Diane Helmuth Millie Horn Barbara & Mark Horsey Marilyn Jones Mary Lou Jones Dr. Syrtiller M. Kabat John & Becky Kaczynski Norris & Peggy Kelley Sue & Mike LeVota Fred Liggett Sally & Art Lockhart Marilyn K. Mabry Patricia K. Manes* Billie Mosier Jack & Lorna Mowatt Liz Nace Dr. Edwin Newcomb Carole Owsley Bill Regan Drayton Riley, State Farm Agent Donald & Mary Robinson Jean H. Ruth David Shook

Jerry & Jo Shook Janice Shuck Margie Spindler Dorothy Walk & K. R. Jefferis Judy Williams Robert & Barbara Winston Dr. Roger & Sue Wise Dave & Shirley Wurth Larry & Marty Young *Executive Committee


Russell E. Berlin, Jr. Russell Berlin returns for his seventh season as Music Director of the Lee’s Summit Symphony. Russ presently serves as the music director and conductor of the Academy Orchestra of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City. Previously he spent thirty years teaching instrumental music in the Lee’s Summit school district and is credited with building a national reputation for the Lee’s Summit Orchestral Program. He is the recipient of many awards recognizing his musical, educational and civic accomplishments. He received his BME from Kansas State University and his MME from Kansas University. Russ also has completed advanced orchestral training at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bryan Busby Coming to KMBC 9 NEWS in 1985, Chief Meteorologist Bryan Busby quickly established himself as Kansas City’s leading meteorologist. In addition, Bryan serves as Chief Meteorologist for Carter Broadcasting, providing weather reports on radio station KPRS, Hot 103 Jamz. He put KMBC-TV on the “weather map” with innovative programs like “Guaranteed Weather,” “EarthStation,” “Weather-ToGo,” “Bryan Goes to School,” and “Instant Weather Network,” a weather display system which earned him a U.S. Patent. Bryan holds a degree in meteorology from St. Louis University. Bryan is also the principal timpanist for the Civic Orchestra of Kansas City performing five or six times a year. Professionally, he served as the solo timpanist with the Independence Messiah Festival Orchestra playing in that group’s annual performance of the Messiah at the Community of Christ Auditorium from 1992 until the orchestra’s last year, 2005. He’s performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Percussion Quartet, and even performed with the Moody Blues (at Verizon Amphitheater). He has also been a private timpani instructor to many of the area’s best student musicians. In addition to performing and teaching, Bryan is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony, having conducted that group in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, Kemper Arena, the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville, Spain, and most recently in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Besides his Youth Symphony activities, Bryan and has appeared as guest conductor at area symphonies, community orchestras, bands and high schools. In addition to his musical abilities, Bryan is a terrific imitator of cartoon voices and is the voice of his own cartoon character Georgie Global, a feature that has appeared on the Web, television and in newspapers across the country. Bryan provides all of the voices during his annual radio Santa tracking (all except Santa of course), and he recently provided the voices for the pig, horse and bull on the American Royal television commercials. The Lee’s Summit Symphony is pleased to welcome Bryan to the 2010 Family Concert!

Marvin Gruenbaum Marvin Gruenbaum is a charter member of the Kansas City Symphony viola section, having served continuously in that capacity since the orchestra’s inception in 1982. He is also an eclectic string player, having gained notoriety as a Bluegrass fiddler and a Jazz violinist. Additionally, he has taught violin, viola and alternative fiddle styles privately for the past 30 years, and served as a clinician for fiddle workshops, violin and viola master classes, and jazz camps. Marvinʼs violin studies began in elementary school and led to an interest in improvisation during high school. After high school, he studied Cultural Anthropology and Asian Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis while playing violin in the Washington U. Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. During these years, Marvin was introduced to Bluegrass and Mountain music and developed an interest in the Jazz violin styles of Jean-Luc Ponty and Stephane Grapelli. In 1974 Marvin decided to pursue his musical interests more fully and transferred to the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He received his B.A. in Music (Violin Emphasis) in 1978 and a M.M. in Viola Performance in 1981. During this time Marvin continued to hone his improvisational skills and added Indian Raga styles to his repertoire. Marvin accepted a position as a violist with the Kansas City Symphony in 1982 and has been featured as a “fiddle” soloist with the KCS on Jazz and Country/Western arrangements, most notably on his own arrangement of Ervin Rouseʼs “Orange Blossom Special.” Concurrently with his KCS tenure, Marvin played “hot” fiddle at Bluegrass festivals from 1986 to 2007 with the Bluegrass group, Spontaneous Combustion. The acoustic 4-piece band produced four CDs, focusing primarily on Top 40 “Oldies” played in Bluegrass style and on jazzy original “New Acoustic” arrangements in the style of David Grisman. Marvin is currently producing a live, narrated, concert tribute to the many icons of the Kansas City Jazz era entitled, “Goinʼ to Kansas City - A Live Jazz Tribute.” The presentation features his new versatile jazz sextet, Station Street Jazz Ensemble. The Lee’s Summit Symphony is pleased to have the opportunity to perform with Marvin this evening!


LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell E. Berlin, Jr., Music Director Violin I John Rutland, Concertmaster Rebecca Doss Matt Suppenbach Jill Brock Christina Dyer Coleen Dieker Sami Hammond Violin II Cindy Hancock, Principal Steve Wasko Kyla Stoltz Annette Davis Emily Houston Amanda Buehre Amber Keith Renee Russell Ken Frashier Viola Amy Sadler, Principal Debbie Wasko, Cathy Solsberg Carrie Ballard Don Langellier Cori Mead Cello Mike Bersin – Principal Sharry Willoughby Meghan Zeikle Allison Pate Linda Meyer Melissa Higgins Kasey Wasson Mike Rice Dennis Wise Bass Brian Casement – Principal Kristin Dunlap Gene Kelley Adam Embree Ariel Aguilar Troy Diehl Flute Katie Baeth, Principal Janet Vaughn Elaine Schauffler

Oboe Karl Hayes, Principal Sheri Mattson, Assistant Principal English Horn Sheri Mattson, Principal Clarinet Jim Gai, Principal Rebecca Caselman, Shelley Loethen Tracy Mitchell Bassoon Marti Whelan – Co-Principal Lisa England – Co-Principal Horn Gary Caselman, Principal Shannon Lawrence Forest Stewart William Foss Richard Lanoue Trumpet Bryant Knapp – Principal Justin Doss Don Shaffer Trombone David Vance – Principal Russell Ritter David England Mark Ransom Tuba Angie Thurmond Percussion Nathan Good Michael Pruyn Tim Schwab Timpani Dave Gronneberg Harp Joan Ferguson Librarian Rebecca Doss


Lee’s Summit School District Elementary Honor Choir Elementary Schools Cedar Creek Elementary - Biljana Begley* Sydney Bresette Peyton Burlingame Erica Carlberg Haley Schauperl Ashley Thompson

Sunset Valley Elementary - Susan Ratigan* Aubrey Burkholder & Angie Thurmond* Cameron Jordan Joey Murphy Ashley Park Malorie Neal

Hazel Grove Elementary - Dr. Gail Morton* Madeline Glodowski Clarisse Gregory Jordon Jennings Caitlin Olson Elizabeth Wrisinger

Trailridge Elementary -Jeanne Patton* Melanie Grantham Alexia Krueger Faith Lawrence Matthew Lowe Elizabeth Morrow

Lee’s Summit Elementary - Nikki Pace* Malina Frazee Maddy Rao Erica Saxton Hannah Schloman Derrick Webb

Underwood Elementary - Lori Reed* Austin Ahern Kelley Bates Alexandra Begley Alayna Magaña Seth Templeman

Mason Elementary - Holly Dahn* Anna Cardello Julia Carlson Olivia Hooper Daniel Valmassei Morgan Wade

Westview Elementary - Julie Bray* Abby Cona Gabriel Davies Joshua Davies Brooklyn Lewis Sara Paulin

Meadow Lane Elementary - Breana Kavanaugh* Lindy Cox Ashlee Curless Erin Morey Kaitlyn Owens Rachael Stanley

Woodland Elementary - Rebecca Morales* Jonas Borchert Matthew Gauert Kirsten Myers Dawson Putthoff Kristina Taylor *Vocal music teacher

Thank you to the following art teachers and their students for sharing their work in the art fair: Bernard Campbell Middle School – Whitney Garwood, Nancy Kremeier and Donnie Lilly | Cedar Creek Elementary - Linda Welling | Greenwood Elementary - LeAnne Gourley | Hawthorne Hill Elementary - Denelle Stokes | Hazel Grove Elementary - Rise Stephenson | Highland Park Elementary - Karen Roberts | Lee’s Summit Elementary - Kay Trivitt | Longview Farm Elementary - Tamika Montgomery | Mason Elementary - Pavlina Schiavi | Meadow Lane Elementary - Jena Yotter | Pleasant Lea Middle School - Ann Van Valkenburg | Prairie View Elementary - Aimee Fresia & Stacie O’Neal | Richardson Elementary - Heather Olson | Summit Lakes Middle School - Jewelee Lukowski and Michelle Michaelson-Gard | Summit Point Elementary - Ellan Helling |Sunset Valley Elementary - Brea Wadel | Trailridge Elementary - Mary Ann Cobb | Underwood Elementary - Paula Zimmerschied | Westview Elementary - Maureen Floyd | Woodland Elementary - Lorel Hoffman


Family Concert Program 2010 William Tell Overture............................................Gioacchino Rossini Allegro Vivace

Talk to the Animals.................................................Arr. Bill Holcombe Elementary Honor Choir and Symphony Orchestra

Animals A-Comin.................................................Traditional Spiritual, Elementary Honor Choir Arr. Jim Swofford Julie Bray, accompanist, and Lori Reed, conductor

Carnival of the Animals......................................Camille Saint-Saens/ Bryan Busby, guest narrator Orchestration by Bill Holcombe and words by Barbara Goehrig Sweet Georgia Brown...................................Bernie, Pinkard, Casey/ Arr. Marvin Gruenbaum

Marvin Gruenbaum, guest fiddler, with String Orchestra

Orange Blossom Speial..............................................Ervin T. Rouse/ Marvin Gruenbaum, guest fiddler, Arr. Marvin Gruenbaum with String Orchestra

For the enjoyment of all, please ensure all cell phones and other electronic devices are turned off. The taking of photographs and recordings (audio or video) is prohibited.


Thank you for your support of the Lee’s Summit Symphony! Family Concert 2010 The following reminders are presented in order to ensure an enjoyable experience for all of our patrons and to show respect for the hard work and dedication of our musicians. For the enjoyment of all, please ensure cell phones and pagers are turned off prior to the start of the performance. The taking of photographs and audio or visual recordings is prohibited. We hope that tonight’s performance moves you to want to share your thoughts and observations with those sitting near you. However, talking and whispering during the performance may disturb those seated around you. Please wait to share your thoughts until intermission or the end of the performance. If you must exit the auditorium during the performance, please make sure the doors at the back of the auditorium close quietly. Please do the same when you return to the auditorium, and return to your seat when the orchestra is between selections. Musicians love applause! Please feel free to show your appreciation for their performance at the end of the piece. Pieces with multiple movements are often crafted to carry a mood or feeling from one movement to the next and it is best to hold your applause until the end of the entire piece. The movements for a multimovement piece are printed in the program. Most importantly, enjoy the concert! The musicians dedicate many hours of their time to rehearsals and independent practice. Their desire is that you, too, would experience the love of music that motivated them to devote their time and talents to this performance, and that you would tell your friends about the great things happening in the Lee’s Summit Symphony!

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


Truman Heartland Community Foundation Lee’s Summit Advisory Board Vice-Chairman Jim Koeneman Secretary/Treasurer Dorothy Purtle

Matthew Baird Nancy Bass Don Beaman Brad Cox Gene Gamber Helen Ann Hatridge Sherri Lozano

Manne Magady Rick Poeschl Laurence Pressly Kathy VanGorkom Darrin Widick Whitney Zeiler

The Lee’s Summit advisory board of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF-Lee’s Summit) is a proud sponsor of tonight’s Family Concert. In 2003, THCF-Lee’s Summit was formed to encourage charitable giving among Lee’s Summit donors so more dollars could be granted to nonprofits serving the Lee’s Summit community. In the last five years, THCF-Lee’s Summit has engaged nearly 50 donors to grant more than $5.5 million to charitable programs in Lee’s Summit! For a quarter of a century, Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) has brought together heartland donors to improve area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. Today, the Community Foundation is a family of more than 550 charitable funds, created by individual donors and their families, corporations, and nonprofits who desire to make improvements in the lives of their neighbors through charitable giving. If you would like to learn how you can support charitable programs in the Lee’s Summit community by creating your own charitable fund, please contact Nicole Stevens, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (816)795-5307 or stevens@thcf.org.


Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra Upcoming Events Join the Lee’s Summit Symphony on Saturday, July 3, for the always-popular patriotic and pops concert at Powell Gardens. The concert will begin at 7:00 followed by fireworks. Bring your family and your picnic basket and enjoy a beautiful summer evening at Powell Gardens! More information at www.lssymphony.org or www.powellgardens.org. Information about the Lee’s Summit Symphony’s 2010-2011 season will be coming this summer. Join our mailing list and receive our e-newsletter to be among the first to know about upcoming events. Go to www.lssymphony.org and enter your email in the box under the “Sign up for Email Newsletter” section on the right side of the page.

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Family Concert 2010