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The Legend of Baby Doe November 11-13, 7:30 p.m. November 14, 2 p.m. Troutt Theatre An American opera based on a real-life story of a self-made man, love, honor and politics. Set against the boom times in Colorado in the 1880s when silver was king.

Christmas at B elmont December 22, 8 p.m. December 24, 7 p.m. Check local listings for additional air times Enjoy the nationwide PBS rebroadcast of the 2009 Christmas at Belmont performance hosted by Belmont Alumna Trisha Yearwood in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Anything G oes November 19, 7:30 p.m. November 20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. November 21, 1 p.m. Massey Concert Hall The classic American Musical Theatre show centers around madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.

Commercial Mus ic Show case February 7, 5 p.m. Massey Concert Hall This yearly showcase spotlights the performers and diversity of the Commercial Music program. This year’s solo performers are Chase Foster, Camaryn Rogers, Piper Jones and Nicole Staley.

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Overture: Giancarlo Guerrero High Notes: Symphony News 2010/11 Season Calendar Backstage: bassist Liz Stewart InTune: RJ Young InTune: Tennessee Arts Commission Conductors Orchestra Roster Board of Directors Staff Roster 2010 Symphony Ball Applause: Donor Listings Annual Fund: Individuals Annual Fund: Corporations & Foundations A Time for Greatness Campaign Legacy Society Guest & Facility Information Coming Soon!

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If the past eight months have taught us anything, it’s that it will take much more than a flood to stop the Nashville Symphony.

I am honored to have the privilege of welcoming you back to Schermerhorn Symphony Center! We feel incredibly grateful to be back home. If the past eight months have taught us anything, it’s that it will take much more than a flood to stop the Nashville Symphony. Thanks to the hard work of our staff and musicians, and thanks to your support and patronage, the orchestra has been able to uphold its commitment to artistic excellence and community service, even in the face of enormous challenges. And thanks to the incredible rebuilding team led by American Constructors, today Schermerhorn Symphony Center stands stronger than ever. This month as we celebrate our return to our beautiful concert hall, we’re also celebrating some exciting news: Our recording of works by Michael Daugherty has been nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance! These latest nominations bring our total number of GRAMMY® nominations over the past decade to 13, a testament to our orchestra’s artistic excellence and growing national profile. During January, I’ll be traveling literally around the world to do some guest conducting. I’m thrilled to be performing in Asia for the first time as I spend a two-week residency with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur. Soon after that, I’ll be leading the Kansas City Symphony with guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein. While I’m away, I leave the Nashville Symphony in the extremely capable hands of our Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram and our Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran, along with two wonderful guest conductors, Nicholas McGegan and Mario Venzago. If you’re in the audience for our January 6 performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, you might like to know that your applause will be heard around the country, because the public radio program Performance Today will be recording this concert for national broadcast! Thank you for joining us at Schermerhorn Symphony Center this evening. We look forward to sharing many more nights of music with you.

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Nashville Symphony recording earns five GRAMMY® nominations Nashville Symphony is beginning the year on a high note, indeed: We recently learned that our recording of Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony has earned five GRAMMY® nominations! Released in September 2009 on Naxos, the disc has been nominated in the following categories: Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Instrumental Soloist with an Orchestra, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Engineered Album, Classical. We’ll learn whether the recording takes home any gold statues when winners are announced at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on February 13. Recorded at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Daugherty recording is the orchestra’s first release with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan Valentine says, “This continued recognition from the GRAMMY® Awards is a testament not just to the growing artistic profile of our orchestra, but also to Giancarlo’s remarkable leadership and to Michael Daugherty’s singular voice as a composer.” Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony pays tribute to the American comic book hero Superman, while the other recording on the disc, the piano concerto Deus ex Machina, is inspired by trains of the past and future. The featured soloist, pianist Terrence Wilson, was recognized with the GRAMMY® nomination for Best Instrumental Soloist with an Orchestra. Over the past decade, the Nashville Symphony has become one of the most active recording orchestras in the country, with a total of 20 releases. This latest round of nominations brings the Nashville Symphony’s total number of GRAMMY® nominations to 13. In 2008, the orchestra’s recording of Joan Tower’s Made in America received three GRAMMY® Awards. Copies of the Metropolis Symphony CD are available for sale at the Symphony Store.

We’re ready to announce another exciting season! Highlighted by a trip to Carnegie Hall in May 2012, the Nashville Symphony’s 2011/12 season promises to be one of the most exciting in the orchestra’s history — and you can learn all about it on Friday, January 21, when we announce our upcoming season! We’ve got some big surprises in store, including world-renowned guest artists and adventurous new recording and commissioning projects. It’s an experience you won’t have anywhere else in Nashville — or maybe the world — and it’s right here at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For more details or to renew your season tickets, visit anytime after midnight on January 21, or call the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office during regular business hours at 615.687.6400.



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Wine and dine your Valentine at the Schermerhorn Gladys Knight, the celebrated “Empress of Soul,” will be stopping in for a pair of Valentine’s concerts on Friday and Saturday, February 11 & 12, and we’re ready to help you plan the perfect date. Tickets are going quickly, so get yours now! While you’re at it, now is also the time to reserve seats for a romantic pre-concert meal at the Schermerhorn. In addition to our restaurant Arpeggio, which will be serving a prix fixe dinner in the building’s East Lobby, we’ll be hosting Allegro in the Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall. This bountiful buffet spread comes with a bottle of wine or champagne For a truly memorable evening, included in the price. consider taking a seat at our For a truly memorable evening, consider taking a seat at our Chef’s Table in the Schermerhorn’s Chef’s Table in the Schermerhorn’s newly restored kitchen. Our newly restored kitchen. Our culinary team will prepare a white-glove, six-course, five-star culinary team will prepare a dining experience using state-of-the-art cooking technology, white-glove, six-course, five-star with Executive Chef Roger Keenan and Sous Chef David Bolton dining experience using state-ofoffering their expert commentary throughout the meal. The the-art cooking technology. menu features hand-selected wine pairings with each course. Reservations are required for both Allegro and the Chef’s Table; for more information, contact Food and Beverage Manager Lacy Lusebrink at 615.687.6619 or email her at llusebrink@ Reservations are strongly recommended for Arpeggio; for more information, contact our box office at 615.687.6400.

Symphony shuttle adds a new stop in Brentwood Attention Williamson County residents: Beginning on January 6, we’re adding a Brentwood stop on our Franklin shuttle! Want to enjoy a concert without the hassle of driving downtown? Just drive to Peartree Village Shopping Center, park your car and hop a shuttle to any concert in our SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series. The shuttle will originate in Franklin, departing from The Factory at Franklin at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays and 6:45 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. From there, it will travel to Peartree Village Shopping Center on Franklin Road, picking up passengers in front of Harris Teeter. The shuttle will depart from Brentwood for the concert at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays and 7:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. We’d like to remind Belle Meade residents that we also have a shuttle departing from Belle Meade Plaza, 4560 Harding Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. All shuttles cost $10 per person for a round-trip ticket; please arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Bellare at 615.687.6542 or email her at Special thanks to our shuttle provider, Anchor Trailways & Tours! J anuary

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Double Bass, Nashville Symphony Hometown: Royal Oak and Ann Arbor, Michigan Member of the Nashville Symphony since: 1991 January is the orchestra’s first month at the Schermerhorn following the flood. What makes you most excited about being back? When the orchestra performs in one place, we become much more cohesive as a unit because the acoustics aren’t constantly changing on us; the musicians are better able to get familiar with each other’s sound. Acoustics aside, we can hardly wait to get back to our rebecca J Willie beautiful backstage area! As a bass player, moving from hall to hall has made for a strenuous fall. It’s going to be really nice to have a place where we can leave our instruments. Another thing I’m looking forward to is that we have a lot of one-onone interaction with our audience at the Schermerhorn — when you’re sitting onstage, you can look up and meet someone’s eye. Is there a piece of music you’ve always wanted to perform? Actually, there’s an artist I’d like to perform with — opera singer Bryn Terfel. Who’s your favorite non-classical musician? I have very warm feelings for Ben Folds right now. I love his music, and I think what he’s done for the Nashville Symphony [through his fund-raising concert at TPAC] is fantastic. What got you interested in playing music? There are a lot of amateur and professional musicians in my extended family, so music wasn’t an unusual career choice for me. I started on piano and cello, but when I was a junior in high school, there were too many cellos and not enough bass players, so I decided to take up the bass. I taught myself a little bit at the beginning, and then I had a really great student teacher. To her dying day, my mother would say that if she’d known I was going to make a serious career out of it, she never would have let me play bass. So what do you like about playing double bass? Bass players have a lot of camaraderie, and the music itself is the foundation of everything that goes on in the orchestra, which appeals to my personality. In addition to performing in the orchestra, you’re also a yoga instructor. Are there ways that one influences how you do the other? Yoga has taught me to be more accepting of myself as I am. It teaches you to look ahead and be in the present moment, which is very important when you’re reading music. If you make a mistake when you’re performing, and you look back and think, “What happened there?,” by the time you figure out where you are again, you’ve missed three other things! Also, the physical aspects of yoga practice have been very helpful for me. The bass is a very physical instrument to play, so the strength and flexibility I get from yoga have been really important. Knock on wood, I’ve been injury-free as a bass player, and not everyone can say that. What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician or a yoga instructor? I already have the two greatest jobs there are! J anuary

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Felix MeNdelSSohN Born on February 3, 1809, in Hamburg, Germany; died on November 4, 1847, in Leipzig, Germany Overture to Die schöne Melusine [The Fair Melusina], Op. 32 Felix Mendelssohn composed his first version of the Overture to Die schöne Melusine in 1833 and revised the score in 1835. Inspired by the well-known legend of the mermaid who must forsake her human lover, Mendelssohn’s Felix MeNdelssohN piece is a self-contained overture intended for the concert hall. Although Mendelssohn shares traits with the generation of young Romantics of which he was a member, his lucid orchestration and symmetrical form show his affinity for the clarity of Classical masters. First performance: Conductor Ignaz Moscheles led the premiere in London on April 7, 1834; the composer himself conducted the first performance of the revised version in Leipzig in November 1835. First Nashville Symphony performance: This is the Nashville Symphony’s first performance. estimated length: 12 minutes recommended listening: Claudio Abbado’s exquisite account of Die schöne Melusine with the London Symphony includes such other great Mendelssohn overtures as The Hebrides and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Deutsche Grammophon). Mendelssohn’s impulse to write his Overture to Die schöne Melusine is a neat instance of rivalry spurring creative inspiration. As a child prodigy, Mendelssohn was welcomed into the circle of the elderly Goethe, often playing music for him. Quite likely, then, he was familiar with the literary master’s retelling of one of the staple legends of European folklore in his novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. (See the sidebar at right.) The playwright Franz Grillparzer adapted Goethe’s version into a libretto, which he pitched to Beethoven before it was finally set by the composer Conradin Kreutzer. Mendelssohn saw Kreutzer’s opera, Melusina, when it was produced in Berlin and became annoyed by the public’s warm response to what he considered an entirely lackluster score. He determined to write an overture of his own that would contain more genuine feeling. Mendelssohn completed the piece in time for the birthday of his beloved older sister Fanny, who was herself a composer. For the London premiere, he resorted to the title Melusine, or the Mermaid and the Knight. Mendelssohn later lamented how easily the pictorial associations of this widely known story could crowd out the actual musical content of a composition he deemed one of his finest achievements.

the legend of the Melusina Folklore and myth around the world have devised countless variations on the theme of a feminine spirit who interacts with the human realm and falls in love with a mortal. in some versions she is a mermaid, in others a half serpent. eventually, her lover discovers her secret and she must depart. european variants of this legend became especially popular in the 19th century and can be found across all the arts, from sir Walter scott and John Keats (whose beautiful poem “lamia” involves the serpent incarnation) to goethe’s retelling in “the new melusina.” the legend remains popular today. an especially poignant version can be found in the recent irish film ondine.

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The Overture’s three main themes may suggest characters in the legend, but instead of replicating the events of the narrative, Mendelssohn uses a cleverly modified sonata structure that has its own coherence. The music begins with a fluid and mellifluous motif, played first by overlapping clarinets and then by flute, which presents the feminine Melusine in her watery element. This upward-rippling texture, as has often been noted, would later be echoed in Wagner’s music depicting the flowing Rhine River (with its own mermaidlike creatures) at the beginning of Das Rheingold. Notice how gracefully Mendelssohn threads this gentle theme between different instruments. Shifting to the minor, Mendelssohn then introduces a dramatic new theme associated with the human realm and Melusine’s mortal beloved, the knight Raimund. The music’s stuttering rhythms are aggressive and insistent, but a new, more lyrical idea then emerges. Mendelssohn develops and recombines all this material at length. Listen for the poignant oboe solos that hint at despairing cries. In the end, the two realms — the supernatural and the human — must remain separate, and Melusine’s music closes out the Overture with a perfect, bittersweet symmetry.

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WolFGaNG aMadeuS Mozart Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, austria; died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna Concerto for Piano No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482 Mozart completed his Concerto no. 22 on December 16, 1785. Written while he was at the height of his fame as a virtuoso pianist and composer in Vienna, the Concerto contains hints of the opera Mozart was working on at the same time, The Marriage of Figaro.

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First performance: Mozart premiered his new concerto on December 23, 1785, playing the solo part. First Nashville Symphony performance: October 20 & 22, 1983, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center with guest pianist alicia DeLarrocha estimated length: 35 minutes recommended listening: Try the elegant account by Alfred Brendel as soloist, with Sir Neville Marriner leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Philips). Robert Levin has released a fascinating periodinstrument version (playing fortepiano) with Christopher Hogwood conducting the Academy of ancient Music. Mozart’s first years as a freelance artist in Vienna — where he had relocated in 1781 — were flush with a sense of exciting new possibilities. Earlier, in Salzburg, Mozart had composed a handful of keyboard concertos, but as a result of his new situation in Vienna, he was able to achieve an ideal synthesis of elements in his concertos, drawing on his complementary personas as composer and performer. Concerts featuring Mozart as keyboard soloist managed, for a while, to capture the attention of the fickle Viennese audience. The concerto format was a calling card that allowed Mozart to introduce his latest music. At the same time, he was proud of the commercial appeal of these works. Biographer Robert Gutman remarks that the piano concerto “became the symbol of his ascending popularity, the very core of his extraordinary success in Vienna.” In the process, Mozart laid the groundwork for the piano concerto as a substantial musical statement, on a par with the newly evolving symphony. The Concerto in E-flat (K. 482) dates from the peak of Mozart’s remarkably fertile period of concentration on the piano concerto.

What to listen for The E-flat Concerto tends to be eclipsed by the darkly dramatic Concerto in D minor, written earlier in 1785, which profoundly influenced Beethoven. Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein sees the E-flat Concerto as marked by a “return” to a more audience-friendly manner that “would be sure of success.” While it may lack the sustained drama and invention of the earlier work, K. 482 is filled with delights of its own. Mozart’s genius allowed him to endow each of the concertos from his maturity with a unique coloration and character. This is immediately apparent in the mellow sonority of the clarinets we first hear in the orchestral exposition. Mozart incorporates the clarinet (in lieu of oboes) in his concerto scoring for the first time in this piece. The soloist enters playing transitional material based on scales, but this is no “filler.” It will prove integral to the development of the first movement. An unexpected swerve into B-flat minor foreshadows the deeper shades of the Andante. To the composer’s own surprise, the audience demanded an encore of the Andante at his Advent concert.



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Indeed, this variation-based slow movement in C minor is the heart of the concerto. Mozart was hard at work at the time composing The Marriage of Figaro, the first of his operatic collaborations with Lorenzo da Ponte. Something of the bittersweet eros that pervades Figaro seems to touch the Andante as well, with its poignant contrasts of harmony and texture. The piano embarks on the first two variations, while passages featuring woodwinds envelope the second variation, both turning to the major. A lengthy third variation then leads on to a spellbinding coda. Notice the astonishing interruption to the catchy rondo finale, made by a minuet-like Andantino episode that seems to come out of nowhere. Here, the sensuous operatic strains of another of the Mozart-da Ponte operas, Così fan tutte, wander into the world of the piano concerto. Mozart, who left no cadenzas for K. 482, gives the soloist (originally himself) leeway to play up the wit of the elegant repartee and dialogue with the orchestra. A false-end feint near the close seems like a nod to Haydn, with whom Mozart had recently become close friends and who understood his genius better than anyone. In addition to solo piano, the Piano Concerto No. 22 is scored for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. ludWiG vaN BeethoveN Born on December 16, 1770, in Bonn, Germany; died on March 26, 1827, in Vienna Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60 Beethoven composed the Symphony No. 4 in 1806. He dedicated the score to Count Franz von Oppersdorff, one of his patrons. The Fourth Symphony tends to be overshadowed by the epic grandeur of the “Eroica” and the fatefilled Fifth, but the notion that it represents merely a “throwback” to a more conservative mode ignores the innovative spirit of this wonderful composition.

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First performance: March 1807 in Vienna, with the composer conducting a private concert held at the palace of one of his patrons. First Nashville Symphony performance: December 20, 1949, at Ryman Auditorium with Music Director William Strickland estimated length: 45 minutes recommended: Rather than recommend a recording of the Symphony No. 4 alone, I’d recommend getting a complete set of the Beethoven symphonies. No collection should be without this indispensable repertory, and there are many fine budget editions available: David Zinman’s cycle with the Tonhalle Orchestra (Arte Nova) or Herbert von Karajan’s with the Berlin Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein’s with the Vienna Philharmonic (both Deutsche Grammophon) are some choices to start with. More pricey and more controversial — but also filled with remarkable insights — is the cycle Nikolaus Harnoncourt recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Teldec). The image of Beethoven as intrepid “rule-breaker” became entrenched early on, but it has tended to distort our understanding of the true nature and extent of his originality. While the Eroica is rightly viewed as a paradigm shift for the symphony, preoccupation with its revolutionary qualities — and, in similar fashion, with the formal innovations of the Fifth — can make the Fourth Symphony seem like a tame beast in comparison. Something of this bias lies behind Robert Schumann’s familiar metaphor comparing the work to a “slender Greek maiden,” yet the presumably “feminine” qualities of lithe J anuary

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lyricism in the Fourth represent only one of its facets. According to prevailing wisdom, the Fourth enacts both a return to more familiar classical patterns and a “relaxation” of the dramatic tension that is the engine of Beethoven’s heroic style. It is true that he composed this work for a patron, the Silesian Count Franz von Oppersdorff, who had expressed particular admiration for his Second Symphony; yet Beethoven’s creative process was always driven by the search for different solutions to compositional challenges. The Fourth inserts its own powerfully original glosses on the expressive rhetoric of his models, particularly Haydn. That these are contained within a relatively conservative framework adds to their delightful subtlety — making the Fourth a symphony for true Beethoven connoisseurs. Even more, the Fourth reminds us that Beethoven’s symphonic achievement did not develop as a tabula rasa wiped clean of the past, but as an ongoing argument and dialogue with tradition. Beethoven sought a synthesis of spontaneity and craft, innovation and tradition, fantasy and form.

What to listen for The long Adagio opening returns to the scheme used in the first two symphonies, with a slow introduction to the first movement proper. The model here comes from Haydn’s London Symphonies, particularly the Symphony No. 102, also in B-flat. Beethoven elaborates this

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into a remarkable drama of sustained suspense and mystery. The Ninth, which opened Nashville Symphony’s season, would establish a new paradigm for later composers, with an initial dark chaos from which musical form emerges. The Fourth, with its sonic groping toward the light, anticipates that process and was an inspiration as well. Beethoven’s harmonic ambiguity in the introduction serves to intensify the blaze of B-flat major that erupts as the first movement proper pushes off. That thrilling sense of release so early in the symphony, according to British musicologist Robert Simpson, is a feature that the Fourth shares with the Fifth and Sixth symphonies. In all three, Beethoven uses this strategy of a dramatic transformation from darkness to light. That outburst is just one example of why the commonplace depiction of the Fourth as merely graceful feels so inadequate. Beethoven continues to infuse drama into this movement through his exciting contrasts of dynamics and texture. Listen for the masterfully built crescendo — and the timpani’s role in it — that leads into the recapitulation. Each movement of the Fourth has a distinctive rhythmic character. In this regard, the Fourth also looks ahead to the Seventh (Beethoven’s only subsequent symphony with a similarly prolonged slow introduction). Notice the repetitive rhythmic motif that comes in and out of the foreground in the slow movement. Beethoven sets its mechanical pattern off against one of the loveliest melodies he ever composed, spun from a descending scale. Beethoven labels the third movement “Minuet,” but his head-spinning use of syncopation, dynamic contrast and harmonic tricks unquestionably updates the dance into a more energy-fueled scherzo. The regularity of meter in the middle trio (which Beethoven asks to be played twice) has comic naïvete, a foil to the main section’s outrageous rowdiness. Beethoven pays his most open homage to Haydn in the finale, which churns with a theme of dizzying perpetual motion. The “feminine” charms of Schumann’s classic Greek maiden are, after all,

but one facet of the Fourth. Beethoven’s score encompasses yin and yang, shadow and light — all capped by a final, resounding joke. The Symphony No. 4 is scored for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator. He writes extensively about music and theater. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader.

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NicholaS McGeGaN, conductor Nicholas McGegan has been described as “one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation” by Britain’s Independent. As music director of San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque, he has established the group as the leading period band in America. In 2005, they marked their 20-year association with concerts at Nicholas McGeGaN Carnegie Hall and their first European tour, which included appearances at the BBC Proms, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the International Handel Festival (Göttingen), where McGegan has been artistic director since 1991. Active in opera as well as the concert hall, he has been principal guest conductor of Scottish Opera and principal conductor of Sweden’s 18th century theater in Drottningholm. He has been a pioneer in the process of exporting historically informed practice beyond the small world of period instruments to the wider realm of conventional symphonic forces, guest-conducting with orchestras such as the Philadelphia and Concertgebouw, and with the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal and Sydney. He has also broken new ground in experimental dance collaborations with Mark Morris, notably at J anuary

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festivals like Edinburgh, Ravinia and the Mostly Mozart in New York. Engagements in the current season include Bach with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Rameau with the Cleveland Orchestra and Purcell with the Chicago Symphony. In the U.K., he conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia, and makes appearances at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival. He has teaching residencies at Juilliard and Yale. Summer takes him to Aspen, Drottningholm and the Hollywood Bowl. His discography of over 100 releases includes the world premiere recording of Handel’s Susanna, which attracted both a Gramophone Award and GRAMMY® nomination. Recent issues of the same composer’s works include Solomon, Samson and Acis and Galatea. Among his other rediscoveries is the first performance in modern times of Handel’s masterly but mislaid Gloria. Born in England, McGegan was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and the Royal College of Music, London. His awards include an honorary professorship at Georg-August University, Göttingen, and an official Nicholas McGegan Day, declared by the Mayor of San Francisco in recognition of two decades’ distinguished work with the Philharmonia Baroque. He was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010. roBert leviN, piano Pianist Robert Levin has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. His solo engagements include the orchestras of Atlanta, Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Los Angeles, with such conductors as James Conlon, Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner and Seiji Ozawa. On period pianos, he has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Baroque Soloists, the Handel & Haydn Society, the London Classical Players, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. He has performed frequently at such festivals as Sarasota, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Bremen, Lockenhaus and



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the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. As a chamber musician, he has a long association with violist Kim Kashkashian and appears frequently with his wife, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, in duo recitals robert leViN and with orchestra. After more than a quarter century as an artist faculty member at the Sarasota Music Festival, he succeeded Paul Wolfe as artistic director in 2007. In 1979, Levin became resident director of the Conservatoire Américain in Fontainebleau, France, at the request of Nadia Boulanger, and taught there from 1979 to 1983. From 1986 to 1993, he was professor of piano at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. President of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is currently Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. In addition to his performing activities, Robert Levin is a noted theorist and music scholar. A member of the Akademie für Mozartforschung, he is the author of a number of articles and essays on Mozart. His completions of Mozart fragments are published by Bärenreiter, Breitkopf & Härtel, Carus, Peters and Wiener Urtext Edition, and have been recorded and performed throughout the world. Levin’s cadenzas to the Mozart violin concertos have been recorded by Gidon Kremer with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic for Deutsche Grammophon and published by Universal-Edition. His reconstruction of the Symphonie concertante in E-flat major for four winds and orchestra, K.297B, was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, and has subsequently been performed worldwide. The first of the four recordings of the work, by Philips, won the 1985 Grand Prix International du Disque.


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The unmistakable vocal style of Peter Cetera will mark the return of the Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series to Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Cetera, former lead vocalist of the legendary rock group Chicago, will perform many of his award-winning songs, preceded by some classic selections from the orchestra. The evening begins with an orchestral rendition of one of the most famous songs in American music, “St. Louis Blues.” Composed by “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy in 1914, “St. Louis Blues” has achieved iconic status in the jazz repertoire and is considered so essential that it is referred to as the “jazzman’s Hamlet.” The song has been recorded by a remarkable array of artists, though it is most strongly associated with Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. “St. Louis Blues” is rhythmically complex, incorporating elements of ragtime and tango music, and is credited with inspiring a ballroom dance, the foxtrot. The American musical theme continues with two more selections — Brian Gaber’s “American Voices: Satchel Paige” and “Nick’s Blues” by Lee Norris — before moving on to music with a Latin flavor. Estancia was commissioned by impresario Lincoln Kirstein for a ballet set in composer Alberto Ginastera’s native Argentina. Ginastera based the piece on an epic poem by José Hernández about a gaucho, or Argentinean cowboy. The Malambo movement is inspired by the traditional gaucho dance of that name. Performed only by men, the dance has a distinctly virile rhythm, which is reflected in Ginastera’s earthy, bold composition. The program shifts from ballet to big band with Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.” This 1936 tune has become virtually synonymous with swing and big band music, thanks in large measure to a classic recording by Benny Goodman. It has also had a rich life in the movies, having graced the soundtracks of films by Woody Allen, Peter Bogdonavich and Martin Scorsese, among others. Singer-songwriter Peter Cetera brings a long list of his own classics to the second half of the evening. His work with Chicago, arguably the premier American pop group of the 1970s, produced ballads that have transcended the genre to become standards — none more so than “If You Leave Me Now,” which was released in 1976 and became the band’s first No. 1 hit. Cetera wrote and sang the song, and his unique tenor, both honeyed and intense, became the hallmark of Chicago’s sound. The Cetera touch as both singer and composer shaped many of the group’s subsequent hits, including “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” and “Hard Habit to Break.” After Cetera embarked on a solo career in 1986, his string of beautifully crafted songs continued with “Glory of Love,” a love anthem that provided the theme for the film Karate Kid, Part II. He has also taken on the role of duet partner to Madonna, Cher and others. In recent years, Cetera has been active in veteran’s issues and took part in a tribute performance with the U.S. Air Force Band on Veteran’s Day 2010.

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peter cetera GRAMMY® Award-winning singersongwriter Peter Cetera has succeeded with two remarkable musical careers. As a distinguished solo artist since 1986, his notable hits have included the Academy Award-nominated song “The Glory of Love,” “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, “Feels Like Heaven” with



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Chaka Khan and “No Explanation,” from the mega hit film Pretty Woman. Most recently, he has released a DVD from his recorded PBS special, which features an eloquent performance of his greatest hits in collaboration with a symphony orchestra. For Christmas 2009, he recorded his first-ever holiday album, You Just Gotta Love Christmas, featuring charming duets with his daughter, Claire Cetera, and GRAMMY®-winning


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recording artist Alison Krauss. Prior to his prominent solo career, he was the legendary singer, songwriter and bass player for the multi-platinum group Chicago. His worldwide success with the band includes the hits “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “Stay the Night,” “Love Me Tomorrow,” “Happy Man,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Along Comes a Woman.” arNie roth, conductor A classically trained violinist, conductor, composer, producer and GRAMMY® Awardwinning artist, Arnie Roth performs across a wide array of musical genres. He has performed with a host of artists, including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Josh Groban, Patrick Stewart, Branford Marsalis and Andrea Bocelli. He is also a longtime member of the GRAMMY® Award-winning group Mannheim Steamroller. Orchestras that Roth has conducted include the London Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Joffrey Ballet

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Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln and the Sydney Symphony. Since 2004, Roth has brought critical acclaim to the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra as music director and principal conductor, showcasing artists including Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Wynonna Judd, Judy Collins, the Beach Boys and Johnny Mathis. Under his direction, the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra appeared in a nationally broadcast PBS Special featuring The Irish Tenors. Roth has produced and conducted music for many films, and has produced dozens of bestselling CDs, released on American Gramophone, JVC, Mattel, Warner Bros., Sony, Koch and Razor & Tie. He is also well known in the world of video game music for his work with Square Enix and Nobuo Uematsu as music director and conductor of “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY” and “VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY,” and with the “Symphonic Shades” and “Symphonic Fantasies” concerts and recordings with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. J anuary

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Let Freedom Sing! laura turner ConCert hall sChermerhorn sYmphonY Center

Nashville Symphony Orchestra Kelly Corcoran, conductor Melinda Doolittle, vocalist Celebration Chorus Diana Poe, director Celebration Youth Chorus Margaret Campbelle-Holman, director


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Lift Every Voice and Sing


Hymn to Freedom


Can You Hear

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How Can I Keep From Singing? Melinda Doolittle, vocalist

anDraé CrOuCH arr. David Hamilton

My Tribute Melinda Doolittle, vocalist


Hymnal (on “We Shall Overcome”)


Prayer for Peace from Munich

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Love Everybody


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MeliNda doolittle Melinda Doolittle, who became a household name on season six of American Idol, has continued to thrill audiences — initially with her critically acclaimed debut album, Coming Back to You, and now with the release of her first book, Beyond Me. Doolittle truly believes that her own success and personal joy are directly proportional to her investment in encouraging and nurturing others. This theme is at the heart of Beyond Me, where she shares poignant, often humorous stories, revealing life lessons and giving practical guidance for overcoming personal obstacles. Coming Back to You garnered rave reviews from critics, including The New York Times, which hailed Melinda as one of the most “phenomenally gifted” vocalists in years. The album is a torchpassing musical revelation worthy of R&B immortals Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, with Doolittle emerging as our most authentic new ambassador of R&B. Raised in St. Louis, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla., Doolittle studied music at Nashville’s Belmont University. She would eventually perfect her craft as a backup singer for stars such as Michael McDonald and Aaron Neville. Since her time on Idol and her transition into the spotlight, she has wowed audiences everywhere, from the White House to the Musicians Hall of Fame, from the Kennedy Center to The Today Show. Only her spirit outshines her musical accomplishments, as she dedicates much of her time to working with numerous charities, especially those that center on improving the lives of children, including Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Ronald McDonald House and The League, which promotes involvement in community service among children. She also works extensively with Malaria No More and has traveled to Africa twice, once as a presidential delegate and once with former First Lady Laura Bush, helping to bring awareness to this preventable disease, which takes the lives of more than 1 million children under the age of 5 every year.

NaShville SyMphoNy celeBratioN choruS 2011 Diana K. Poe, choral director Odessa L. Settles, manager, choral coordinator Reginald Green, piano accompanist Andrea Baker, sign language John Roberts, librarian Gary Burke, spiritual leader diaNa k. poe A Chicago native, soprano Diana K. Poe began her musical studies at the American Conservatory of Music. She earned her B.S. in vocal performance from Tennessee State University and her M.Mus. in vocal performance from Austin Peay State University. She also studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Poe currently holds the position of director of the Tennessee State University Choir and music production manager, artistic director and founder of the TSU Showstoppers at Tennessee State University’s Department of Music. The Tennessee State University Choir was invited by the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors to participate in a tribute to Oprah Winfrey. In 1991, Poe was voted one of Nashville 100 Distinguished Women. In 2000, she was the recipient of the Tennessee State University President’s Distinguished Public Service Award. She has concertized and performed extensively in the United States and the Bahamas. Her relationship with the Nashville Symphony goes back nearly three decades. In 1982, she performed the role of Maria in the concert version of Porgy and Bess with the orchestra. She has held the position of director of the Celebration Chorus for the Symphony’s Let Freedom Sing! concerts since 1995. She sits on the Tennessee Arts Academy Board of Directors and holds membership in the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Association of Negro Musicians (life and board member), Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Links Inc.

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celeBratioN choruS Representing the long-important role of vocal music in African-American history, the Celebration Chorus has played an integral role in Let Freedom Sing! since its inception in 1993. Formed and managed by local recording and solo artist Odessa Settles, the Chorus consists of singers from dozens of area colleges, universities, places of worship and choruses, and from diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The diversity within the ensemble displays the ecumenism advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for “all of God’s children — black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Catholics and Protestants — …to stand and sing” together.

James Allen Shaunna Barbee Analy Blackmon Laurens Blankers Gary Burke Robert P. Burton Henri E. Burton Mia Caldwell Brandy Cantrell Edna Clopton David Davis Judy Davis Richard Davis Wendy Diaz Brianna Dickey Sarah Doss Willia Doss Synovia Everett Joyce Fletcher L.B. Gaiters Heather Gillanders Barbara Glover

Lorie Golden Jenna Gregory Pamela R. Hall Christina Hawkins Sandra Hill Wanda Hodge Pam Hoffner Gay Hollins-Wiggins Karen Holloway Anita Hudson-Smith Clinton A. Johnson Shawn Johnson Becky Keck Rachael Mann Lee A. Mayberry Jennifer C. Neal Alan R.H. Nettles Brenda J. Northern Gwendolyn Oatis-Neal Lisa Oliver-Gray Richard Paddon Chalana Pitts

Gloria Ransom Carolyn Ransom-Jones Fran Rogers Suzie Schulenberg Wilma Settles Odessa Settles Bailey Settles Gene A Shade Jennifer Sterrett Connie Suits Sarah Sulton Marva Swann Arnold Thompson Vernita Thompson Monica Walker Christine Walker Acklen Gary Welch Madonna Williams Sylvia Wynn Carole Young

The Celebration Chorus and MLK Committee extend a warm welcome to Melinda Doolittle and many thanks to Kelly Corcoran. Special gratitude to Alan Valentine; Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, Reverend Dr. William F. Buchanan, Pastor; Diana K. Poe; Odessa Settles; Reginald Green; Clinton Johnson; Gary Burke; Calvin Settles; John Roberts; Sylvia Wynn; volunteers; and the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Apologies for any omitted names.

celeBratioN youth choruS 2010 Margaret campbelle-holman, director Celebration Youth Chorus / The MET Singers would like to thank our vocal performance mentors, Last Minute Quartet. Special thanks to Nashville Symphony for our 14th season with this outstanding concert series. (Roster on facing page.)



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Finlandia, Op. 26, no. 7


Lemminkäinen’s Return from Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 4


Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47 allegro moderato adagio di molto allegro, ma non tanto Stefan Jackiw, violin

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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 “The Inextinguishable” allegro Poco allegretto Poco adagio quasi andante allegro

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JeaN SiBeliuS Born on December 8, 1865, in Hämeenlinna, Finland; died on September 20, 1957, in Järvenpää, Finland Finlandia, Op. 26 Jean Sibelius composed Finlandia in 1899 and revised the score in 1900. The powerful, direct emotional appeal of this music, an expression of Finnish patriotism, became the international calling card for the young Sibelius.

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First performance: November 4, 1899, in Helsinki, with the composer conducting First Nashville Symphony performance: April 16 & 17, 1999, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center with Music Director Kenneth Schermerhorn estimated length: 9 minutes recommended listening: Paavo Berglund leads the Philharmonia Orchestra of London in a rousing account on disc that also includes Lemminkäinen’s Return. A collection of the complete tone poems of Sibelius is available as a splendid five-disc set with conductors Osmo Vänskä and Neeme Järvi (part of the complete Sibelius Edition on Bis). Jean Sibelius’s first large-scale works for orchestra, written in the 1890s, mined the rich lore of the Kalevala, an epic compilation of ancient Finnish myths. Compositions such as Kullervo, his choral symphony from 1892, and the Four Legends from the Kalevala, the last of which is included on tonight’s program, helped identify the young composer as one of the leading lights among the Karelianists. This was a circle of artists that formed toward the end of the 19th century to celebrate Finland’s indigenous cultural heritage. As their name suggests, the Karelianists were closely associated with the Karelia region on the eastern Finnish coast. A place of breathtaking, diverse natural beauty, this is where the oral tradition of the Kalevala continued to be passed on, and where Sibelius traveled to study its folk song and bardic traditions. Although Sibelius himself grew up speaking Swedish, his music evoked Finnish nature and the timeless mythic world of the Kalevala, and thus was associated with sentiments of national self-determination in the face of Finland’s subjugation to the Russian empire. Finlandia made this association even more explicit. It originated as one of a group of six pieces written for a benefit on behalf of journalists. The event was understood as a gesture to support freedom of the press against the Russian overlords. Each of the six pieces focused on epochal moments in Finnish history. Sibelius decided to excerpt one of these, originally titled Finland Awakes, for concert performance. He later revised it and changed the title to Finlandia, and it quickly became the musical standard-bearer of Finnish patriotic pride.

What to listen for Finlandia begins with chords that growl out from the brass, reinforced by ominous thundering from the timpani. A grimly determined hymn is then passed among the different instrumental groups — but all this is merely an introduction to a fiery, optimistic outburst that in turn segues into the patriotic hymn proper. According to Sibelius, its folklike simplicity results not from actual quotation, but from invention. The optimistic music returns and merges into a grand apotheosis of the hymn. The emotional directness of the music makes it easy to overlook



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the art of Sibelius’s skillful and effective orchestration. Finlandia still has a stirring effect, no matter what your nationality. Finlandia is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle and strings. JeaN SiBeliuS Lemminkäinen’s Return, from Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22, No. 4 Sibelius composed the Four Legends from the Kalevala between 1895 and 1896, revising different movements of this four-part orchestral suite at different stages throughout his life. He published the final version of Lemminkäinen’s Return in 1900. These pieces display the remarkable ear for orchestral sonority and color that would enable Sibelius to develop into one of the most original and engaging symphonists of the 20th century. First performance: April 13, 1896, in Helsinki, with Sibelius conducting the earliest version of all of the Four Legends First Nashville Symphony performance: This is the orchestra’s first performance. estimated length: 8 minutes recommended listening: Along with the recordings recommended above, Eugene Ormandy’s account of all four of the Legends with the Philadelphia Orchestra (EMI) is, well, legendary. After the young Sibelius experienced his first triumphs as a composer in the 1890s, opera loomed as the logical next step. He found his material in the Kalevala, the collection of ancient Finnish epic myths the composer had already mined in his symphony-cantata Kullervo. Under the sway of Wagner, Sibelius contemplated a large-scale mythic opera about the deeds a magician figure undertakes to win the love of the elusive daughter of the moon. The Wagnerian spell soon dissolved and Sibelius abandoned the opera. In the autumn of 1895, he turned his attention to the purely orchestral idiom of the symphonic poem. The Kalevala remained his source of inspiration, but Sibelius now decided to string together a series of orchestral tapestries in a suite of four movements, each based loosely on episodes involving the seductive daredevil Lemminkäinen. Known by the epithet “handsome man with a far-roving mind,” Lemminkäinen suggests a mixture of a Finnish Don Juan, to whom the composer himself compared the hero, and the reckless Siegfried. The four episodes Sibelius selected for the orchestral panels of his suite involve the following: Lemminkäinen’s seduction of a group of maidens; the hero’s journey to the Finnish underworld, Tuonela, on a quest to shoot its iconic swan to win his beloved; a haunting tone portrait of Tuonela itself (the best-known of the Four Legends, The Swan of Tuonela); and Lemminkäinen’s homeward journey after years of battle. The Four Legends can be seen as interrelated movements of a quasi-symphony, but Sibelius himself singled out The Swan of Tuonela and Lemminkäinen’s Return for separate publication in 1900. He withheld the other two movements, and they were thought to be lost until they resurfaced in a performance of the entire suite in 1935, the centenary of the first modern publication of the Kalevala. Sibelius didn’t publish the other two Legends until 1954.

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What to listen for At the start, Sibelius uses repeated figurations to whip up an impression of driving momentum. The dynamic nature of this legend makes for a splendid contrast with the melancholy stasis of The Swan of Tuonela. After a C-minor outburst, a compact three-note motif entrusted to the bassoon proves to be the seed for the principal subject of this rondo-finale. The motif, incidentally, recalls a gesture from the episode of Lemminkäinen’s fatal visit to Tuonela. There is no single recurrent leitmotif for the hero, but Sibelius uses numerous cross-references to material from the other Legends to imply aspects of Lemminkäinen’s character. This episode unfolds as a rondo-finale. Sibelius contrasts one instrumental choir with another while the strings play dizzying figures, generating a tremendous sense of energy. The music makes several tonal detours before it lands triumphantly in E-flat major, which happens to be the key from which the Four Legends had set out. The homecoming thus occurs on several levels as Lemminkäinen makes his return. Lemminkäinen’s Return is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel and strings. JeaN SiBeliuS Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 Sibelius composed the Violin Concerto between 1902 and 1904. After its premiere, he made substantial revisions in 1905 before introducing the Concerto in its final form. The Violin Concerto, Sibelius’s only work in this genre, achieves a remarkable balance between virtuosity and substance, solo fireworks and symphonic coherence. First performance: February 8, 1904, in Helsinki, with Sibelius conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic and Victor nováček as soloist; the revised, final version premiered on October 19, 1905, in Berlin, with Richard Strauss conducting and Karl Halir as soloist. First Nashville Symphony performance: February 17, 1953, at War Memorial auditorium with Music Director Guy Taylor and soloist Tossy Spivakovsky estimated length: 35 minutes recommended listening: Deutsche Grammopon couples Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with another 20th-century masterpiece, the Schoenberg Violin Concerto, with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the wonderful violinist Hilary Hahn and the Swedish Radio Symphony. Violin fanatics will also want the legendary recording by Ginette Neveu, with Walter Susskind conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra (EMI). Sibelius made only one contribution to the concerto genre, but his Violin Concerto ranks among the most musically satisfying examples in the repertory. When Sibelius first unveiled the work in 1904, however, its future reputation was anything but assured. The virtuoso side of the equation suffered at that first performance in 1904. The German violinist Willy Burmester — a student of Joseph Joachim, one of the master violinists of the 19th century — had originally encouraged Sibelius to write the piece, offering to introduce it. Burmester was deeply impressed by what Sibelius produced and naturally would have made a powerful advocate. Owing to the composer’s erratic scheduling of the premiere in Helsinki, however, Burmester was unable to take part. A provincial soloist took the lead role, and a



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fiasco ensued. Burmester, nevertheless, remained eager to premiere the revised version, but, with almost self-destructive perversity, Sibelius gave the assignment once more to another violinist. Burmester, who was understandably insulted, swore off performing the Concerto thereafter. Sibelius, meanwhile, had tightened the score and trimmed away some excessively showy writing. But even in its revised form, the Concerto remains formidably challenging to bring off. Several decades passed before it became more widely recognized, thanks to the advocacy of such artists as Jascha Heifetz and Ginette Neveu. Another possible reason why the Concerto took time to establish itself is simply that Sibelius’s early successes — above all, with Finlandia — so closely identified him as the voice of an emerging Finnish national style. The composer himself had grown weary of his music being treated merely as an evocation of Finnish folklore or a call to arms in the struggle for national liberation, and the Violin Concerto marks a turning point in his career. Even while still writing within the rhetoric of late Romanticism, Sibelius was becoming more clearly preoccupied with abstract processes of musical transformation. His following symphony, the Third, would indeed veer toward a neoClassical direction. But even with the backdrop of late-Romantic rhetoric apparent in the Violin Concerto, Sibelius had moved away from easily identifiable references to Finnish mythology. (Even so, there has never been a shortage of commentary that tries to discover extra-musical elements of northern landscape and local color in the Concerto, from polar bears to the aurora borealis.) On another level, the Violin Concerto is a work of fantasy and farewell. Sibelius himself, from his adolescence until his early 20s, had hoped to become a violin virtuoso, but a failed audition forced him to abandon that dream. The impressively varied personality he gives to the instrument here seems to sublimate some of that ambition, as if Sibelius were imagining a super-violinist alter ego. The first movement in particular, which is longer than the other two combined, shows a tendency for deeply felt,

dramatic writing for the soloist that is set in relief against the orchestral ensemble. In place of the kind of animated conversation or heroic grandstanding that we often find in concertos, Sibelius’s musical thought unfolds in a much more symphonic way. We find a continual development of motivic ideas. While the overall structure follows the conventional concerto format — a grand opening movement, a slow, lyrical middle, and an energetic, earthy finale — Sibelius revitalizes the form through the musical substance of his material.

What to listen for In one of the most memorable openings of the concerto repertory, the orchestral violins tremble in soft, muted clouds of D minor. Against them the soloist comes into focus, elaborating the opening theme. Pay close attention to its first three notes, from which much of the movement germinates. Already the violin is determined to follow its own path, and it soon launches a smallish cadenza. The orchestra presses on with a second theme whose brooding emotions the soloist voluptuously intensifies. A briefer third theme yields to the instrument’s enormous cadenza, positioned in lieu of a traditional development. Sibelius uses this and the recapitulation into which it spins to give us new perspectives on the earlier material. The coda adds a thrilling sense of urgency to the movement’s fatalism. The Adagio’s intimacy is especially moving and offers an effective contrast to the expansiveness of the first movement. Sibelius writes for different areas of the violin’s register with exquisite results. Tension intrudes in the middle, only to heighten the serenity of the opening melody, which is reprised with intricate ornamentation. The finale, mingling aspects of rondo and sonata, pulses with aggressive and exciting rhythmic patterns — one of the features that has tempted commentators to conjure extramusical images for this work. The solo writing in the finale contains the Concerto’s most outrageous technical demands, but the virtuosity adds to the zestful J anuary

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development of the musical material. Here we encounter an immensely satisfying rapprochement between Sibelius’s personalities as composer and as violinist manqué. The Concerto has given life to the fantasies of his inner violinist. In addition to solo violin, the Violin Concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings. carl auGuSt NielSeN Born on June 9, 1865, in Sortelung on the Danish island of Funen; died on October 3, 1931, in Copenhagen Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (“The Inextinguishable”) Nielsen composed his Symphony No. 4 between 1914 and 1916. Written during the early years of World War I, the “Inextinguishable” explores the composer’s conviction that “music is life, and, like it, inextinguishable.”

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First performance: February 1, 1916, in Copenhagen, with the composer conducting the Copenhagen Music Society Orchestra First Nashville Symphony performance: March 12 & 13, 1993, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center with Music Director Kenneth Schermerhorn. estimated length: 38 minutes recommended listening: Michael Schønwandt has recorded the complete nielsen symphonies with the Danish National Radio Orchestra. Happily, these riveting, insightful recordings have been reissued by naxos. Carl Nielsen and his fellow Scandinavian, Sibelius, were born in the same year and represent the last generation of great symphonists brought up in the twilight of Romanticism. Both composers evolved an idiosyncratic language that resists simplistic historical labeling, yet Sibelius became internationally famous much earlier than Nielsen, who was largely ignored outside his native Denmark for decades. After World War II, a Nielsen renaissance began to blossom and his symphonies were established as part of the international repertoire. Nielsen came from a working-class background and grew up on the Danish island of Funen. He learned music from playing in village bands, as well as joining in as violinist with the local amateur orchestra. The support of patrons allowed him to gain a formal musical education at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. While Nielsen wrote major works in all the main genres, he has become best known for his cycle of symphonies. These six ambitious works display the evolution of his musical thinking, from the First in 1892 to the Sixth, composed in 1924. In the Fourth Symphony especially, we find Nielsen following a path of his own. This music veers away from the high-blown, programmatic rhetoric of late Romanticism typified by the tone poems of Richard Strauss. Nielsen explores an alternate perspective on tonality in the Fourth, one that sets him apart from the more radical experiments we associate with early modernism, such as Schoenberg’s contemporary forays into atonality or Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. His musical personality is ruggedly, impressively individual. Nielsen had reached a pivotal crossroads in his personal life around the time he conceived his central idea for the Fourth Symphony. Frustrated by the circumstances of his post as second conductor



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at Copenhagen’s Royal Theatre, he resigned that position. At the same time, a marital crisis was brewing with his wife, Anne Marie Brodersen, a professional sculptor. In spite of these troubles, Nielsen’s creative imagination flourished, and he became preoccupied with expressing his vision of the very essence of music. “I have an idea for a new work,” he wrote his wife in May 1914, “which has no program, but which is to express what we understand by Life Urge or Life Expression — that is, everything that moves, that has the will to life, that cannot be called either bad or good, high or low, large or small, but simply…‘That which has the will to life’…just life in motion, though different, very different, but connected and as if constantly flowing, in one great movement in one flow. I must have a word or a short title to express this; that will be enough.” That word turned out to be “Inextinguishable.” Nielsen sought a form that would capture his idea that music, of all the arts, is best suited to express this fundamental “Life Urge.” Nielsen adamantly stressed that he did not intend a Romantic imitation of nature through music — of the kind typically associated with a program — but “a signpost into music’s own domain.” In a program note for the Fourth Symphony’s premiere, the composer further elaborated his use of the abstract title “The Inextinguishable,” which refers not to this specific work but to the indestructible character of the life force and of music alike. Nielsen’s aim was “to suggest in a single word what only music itself has the power to express fully: the elementary will to life.” In short: “Music is Life, and, like it, inextinguishable.” In terms of its architecture, Nielsen designed the “Inextinguishable” Symphony as one overarching movement, inspired in part by the example of Liszt’s revolutionary Piano Sonata in B minor (1853). The Symphony No. 4, like the Liszt piece, contains different sections that are interlinked. At the same time, these sections also suggest the traditional progression of four movements in the multi-movement symphony. Robert Simpson, author of the most lucid study

of Nielsen’s music in English, points out that despite the existence of distinct sections, “they are interlinked, and none is in any sense selfsufficient.”

What to listen for The longest of the sections is the first, and the Symphony starts off by plunging us into the thick of the struggle. Nielsen achieves this by setting up a powerful harmonic tension, playing different key areas off each other. Orchestral textures and frictions reinforce the tension as well. Pay special attention to the prominence of the timpani, which will have a major role in the final section. This almost chaotic burst of energy subsides in a passage for flutes and cello, then yields to a new, lyrical theme of parallel thirds in clarinets, descending stepwise. The theme sounds unassuming in this initial context but generates a huge amount of variation. In a remarkably lengthy development of this opening material, Nielsen shows a Beethovenian intensity of invention. The full orchestra erupts into a glorious affirmation, but the composer prolongs the underlying sense of restlessness and striving. A mysterious linking passage — again, notice the timpani — opens onto a scene of pastoral calm for the second, intermezzo-like section, in which the sonority of woodwinds comes into the foreground. Simpson remarks that one of the challenges of conducting this music lies in gauging the tricky tempo shifts between sections so that they feel natural. Another such shift occurs in the transition to the third section (“Poco adagio quasi andante”), as the violins trace a long, meandering melody downward to their lowest register. Other strings join in tight-lipped counterpoint, punctuated by commentary from the timpani. After a delicious passage featuring solo violin comes a disturbing interruption from woodwinds, and the conflict depicted at the Symphony’s beginning emerges in a new guise, reaching a powerful climax for full orchestra. The most exciting transition happens in the preparation for the culminating Allegro section. Here, Nielsen’s concept of “constant flow” seems especially manifest. Making good on earlier J anuary

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assertions, the timpani — now set up as pairs, on either side of the orchestra — take on an outright aggressive role and attempt to disrupt the flow. It’s hard not to think of the context of the war raging just as Nielsen was composing this work. But the sheer brutality of these attacks can’t derail the assured buildup to the final pages. The lyrical clarinet theme from the first section reappears, gloriously restated by the brass, with timpani now cooperating. The Symphony, meanwhile, has progressed from its tonal confusion at the beginning to end in an affirmative blaze of E major. The Symphony No. 4 is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 sets of timpani and strings. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator. He writes extensively about music and theater. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader

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about the artists

Mario veNzaGo, conductor Beginning with the 2010/11 season, Mario Venzago became principal guest conductor of the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz in Mario VeNzaGo Ludwigshafen. He was principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra from 2004-07 and, until August 2009 was the music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In October 2008, Venzago was named “Schumann Guest Conductor” of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. He has previously held posts as music director of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra in Spain, the Graz Opera House in Austria, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Frankfurt/Bremen.

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Venzago’s distinguished conducting career has included engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, La Scala di Milano, the Boston and Philadelphia Orchestras. He has also conducted at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals. Venzago has recorded widely, and his varied discography has earned him several major awards, including the Diapason d’Or, two Grand Prix du Disque honors and the Edison Prize. He has collaborated with famous stage directors Ruth Berghaus, Peter Konwitschny and most recently Hans Neuenfels, with whom he presented the 2007 production of Penthesilea at the Basel Theatre. Venzago performs with many renowned artists of the concert stage, including Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell and Lang Lang, as well as many of the world’s finest singers, such as Francisco Araiza and Ruth Ziesak. Forthcoming engagements include return visits to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, as well as the Netherland Philharmonic, Orchestre Chambre de Lausanne and Deutsches Radio Philharmonie. Venzago continues to maintain a high profile in Scandinavia and has established strong relationships with the Finnish Radio, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Norwegian Radio and Malmö symphony orchestras, and with the Goteborg Symphony Orchestra, where he returns each season. Venzago also spends his time composing. He lives in Heidelberg with his wife, Marianne, and his son, Gabriel. SteFaN JackiW, violin Violinist Stefan Jackiw has performed with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the orchestras of Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minnesota and Seattle, among others. Jackiw’s 2009/10 season highlights included subscription engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony under Sir Andrew Davis, the Seattle and Montreal Symphonies under Gerard Schwarz and a U.S. tour with the Russian

National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev. Jackiw performs in 2010 and 2011 with the London Philharmonic on tours of Europe and Asia, appearing in London and Madrid steFaN JackiW under Yannick NézetSéguin, and in Seoul under Vassily Sinaisky. In 2000, Jackiw made his European debut in London to great critical acclaim, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Benjamin Zander. Jackiw has also performed in Europe with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin. In July 2007, Jackiw made his debut with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ludovic Morlot in the “Concerts in the Parks” series. In 2008, Jackiw made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis and the San Francisco Symphony under James Gaffigan. Jackiw is also an active recitalist and chamber musician. He has performed at the Ravinia Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Louvre Recital Series in Paris. He is a founding member of the Tessera Quartet, an emerging New York-based ensemble formed under the guidance of the Juilliard String Quartet. The Tessera Quartet is recording Liebermann’s complete quartets for Koch Records. Born to physicist parents of Korean and German descent in 1985, Jackiw began playing the violin at age 4. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair and Donald Weilerstein. He holds a bachelor of arts from Harvard University, as well as an artist diploma from the New England Conservatory. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He makes his home in New York City. J anuary

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Giancarlo Guerrero, music director


ow entering his second season with the Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero continues to flourish as the orchestra’s music director. A fervent advocate of new music and contemporary composers, Guerrero has collaborated with and championed the works of several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty and Roberto Sierra. In the fall of 2009, Naxos released a recording of Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony performing works by Michael Daugherty, which has been nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards. This coming season, Guerrero and the orchestra have two more recordings planned for release on Naxos, the first featuring the music of Argentine legend Astor Piazzolla and the second featuring American composer Joseph Schwantner. Photo by daVid bailey During the 2010/11 season, Guerrero will travel to five continents to guest-conduct a wide array of repertoire. In North America, he conducts the Cleveland Orchestra during one of its Miami residency weeks, marking his fourth appearance with the orchestra in as many years. He also returns to the Kansas City Symphony for a second consecutive year. In South and Central America, he makes his Brazilian debut with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in a two-week residency with concerts in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. He now returns annually to Caracas, Venezuela, to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and to work with young musicians in the country’s much-lauded El Sistema music education program. In addition, he will make a special appearance in his native Costa Rica to conduct the 70th anniversary gala concert of the Costa Rican National Orchestra. Guerrero appears for the first time in Asia conducting the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur, again with a twoweek residency. He returns to Australia for a re-engagement with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, which he conducted at the 2008 Adelaide Festival, coupled with a debut visit to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth. In Europe he will make his debut with the Brussels Philharmonic. Last season, Guerrero made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut at Tanglewood and returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center. His European engagements included return appearances with Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra and his U.K. debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In recent seasons he has appeared with many of the major North American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Houston, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared at several major summer festivals, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival, and Indiana University’s summer orchestra festival. Also in demand in Central and South America, Guerrero made his debut at the Casals Festival with Yo-Yo Ma and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in 2005, which was followed by return engagements in 2006 and 2007. He recently conducted the Filarmónica de Buenos Aires in one of its first concerts in the newly refurbished Teatro Colón, where he first appeared with the orchestra in 2005. Equally at home with opera, Guerrero works regularly with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and in recent seasons has conducted new productions of Carmen, La bohème, and Rigoletto. In February 2008, he gave the Australian premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s one-act opera Ainadamar at the Adelaide Festival, to great acclaim. In June 2004, Guerrero was awarded the Helen M. Thompson Award by the American Symphony Orchestra League, which recognizes outstanding achievement among young conductors nationwide. He holds degrees from Baylor and Northwestern universities. He was most recently the music director of the Eugene Symphony. From 1999 to 2004, Guerrero served as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he made his subscription debut in March 2000 leading the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Phantasmagoria on the Ghosts of Versailles. Prior to his tenure with the Minnesota Orchestra, he served as music director of the Táchira Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela.



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Conductors Albert-George Schram, resident conductor

Kelly corcoran, associate conductor

Albert-George Schram, a native of the Netherlands, has served as resident conductor of the Nashville Symphony since August 2005 and is concurrently staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He also holds regular guest-conducting Photo by aMy dickersoN positions with the Tucson Symphony and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. When the Nashville Symphony opened Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2006, Schram was invited to become the orchestra’s resident conductor. While he has conducted on all series the orchestra offers, Schram is primarily responsible for its Bank of America Pops Series. Maestro Schram’s longest tenure has been with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where he has worked in a variety of capacities since 1979 and is an audience favorite for all series he conducts, including Pops and the CSO’s summer season. As a regular guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Schram in 2002 opened the orchestra’s new permanent summer home, Symphony Park. He has regularly conducted the Charlotte Symphony for nine consecutive years. In 2008 Maestro Schram was invited to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Bolivia in La Paz and the Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. His other foreign conducting engagements have included the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Taegu Symphony Orchestra in Korea, and the Orchester der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft Luzern in Switzerland. He has made return appearances to his native Holland to conduct the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Netherlands Broadcast Orchestra. Schram’s studies have been largely in the European tradition under the tutelage of Franco Ferrara, Rafael Kubelik, Abraham Kaplan and Neeme Järvi. He received the majority of his initial training at the Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. His training was completed at the University of Washington.

The 2010/11 season marks Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran’s fourth season with the Nashville Symphony. During this time, she has conducted a variety of programs, including the Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series, and has served as the primary conductor for the orchestra’s education and community engagement concerts. She also conducted the Nashville Symphony’s CD with Riders In The Sky, ‘Lassoed Live’ at the Schermerhorn. Corcoran debuts this season with the Houston Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Colorado Symphony and Springfield (Mo.) Symphony. She has conducted orchestras throughout the country, including performances with the Milwaukee, Detroit and National symphonies, as well as the Naples (Fla.) Philharmonic. In 2009, she made her successful South American debut as a guest conductor with the Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. She has developed a reputation for exciting, energized performances. The Tennessean hailed her work on the podium as “lively” and “fresh.” Named as Honorable Mention for the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, Corcoran conducted the Bournemouth (UK) Symphony in January 2008 and studied with Marin Alsop. Prior to her position in Nashville, she completed three seasons as assistant conductor for the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio and music director of the Canton Youth Symphony and the Cleveland-area Heights Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, Corcoran participated in the selective National Conducting Institute, where she studied with her mentor, Leonard Slatkin. She has held additional posts as assistant music director of Nashville Opera, founder/music director of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra and fellow with the New World Symphony. Originally from Massachusetts and a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for more than 10 years, Corcoran received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from The Boston Conservatory. She received her Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Indiana University. Corcoran currently serves on the conducting faculty at Tennessee State University. J anuary

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Conductors George Mabry, chorus director and conductor George Mabry, who has directed the Nashville Symphony Chorus since 1998, is Professor Emeritus of Music at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He served as Director of its Center for the Creative Arts and Director of Choral Activities at the university until his retirement in 2003. While at Austin Peay, Mabry’s choirs performed for national and regional conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association. A native Tennessean, Mabry holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University and Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University. Mabry is active as a choral clinician and festival adjudicator. He has conducted All-State choirs in Kentucky and Virginia. Mabry is also a published composer and arranger. In addition to his choral and instrumental compositions, he has written and produced musical shows for entertainment parks around the country. He was formerly Director of Entertainment for Opryland U.S.A. in Nashville. In 2003, he received the Governor’s Award in the Arts for Arts Leadership in Tennessee and the Spirit of Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Arts Academy.

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NaShville SyMphoNy GiaNcarlo Guerrero music Director alBert-GeorGe SchraM Resident conductor FIRST VIOLInS* concertmaster, vacant Walter buchanan sharp chair Gerald c. Greer, acting concertmaster erin hall, acting associate concertmaster denise baker, acting assistant concertmaster Mary kathryn Van osdale, concertmaster emeritus kristi seehafer John Maple deidre Fominaya bacco alison Gooding Paul tobias beverly drukker anna lisa hoepfinger kirsten Mitchell erin long isabel bartles SECOnD VIOLInS* carolyn Wann bailey, Principal zeneba bowers, assistant Principal louise Morrison rebecca J Willie kenneth barnd radu Georgescu benjamin lloyd Jessica blackwell lisa thrall Jeremy Williams rebecca cole laura ross +keiko Nagayoshi

kelly corcoraN Associate conductor

VIOLAS* daniel reinker, Principal shu-zheng yang, assistant Principal Judith ablon bruce christensen Michelle lackey collins christopher Farrell Mary helen law Melinda Whitley clare yang CELLOS* anthony laMarchina, Principal Julia tanner, assistant Principal James Victor Miller chair bradley Mansell lynn Marie Peithman stephen drake Michael samis Matthew Walker christopher stenstrom keith Nicholas xiao-Fan zhang BASSES* Joel reist, Principal Glen Wanner, assistant Principal elizabeth stewart Gary lawrence, Principal emeritus kevin Jablonski Joe Ferris FLuTES erik Gratton, Principal anne Potter Wilson chair ann richards, assistant Principal Norma Grobman rogers PICCOLO Norma Grobman rogers

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OBOES Principal, vacant ellen Menking, acting co-Principal roger Wiesmeyer, acting co-Principal

BASS TROMBOnE steven brown

EnGLISH HORn roger Wiesmeyer

TuBA Gilbert long, Principal

CLARInETS James zimmermann, Principal cassandra lee, assistant Principal daniel lochrie

TIMPAnI William G. Wiggins, Principal PERCuSSIOn sam bacco, Principal richard Graber, assistant Principal

E-FLAT CLARInET cassandra lee BASS CLARInET daniel lochrie

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BASSOOnS cynthia estill, Principal dawn hartley, assistant Principal Gil Perel

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TROMBOnES lawrence l. borden, Principal susan k. smith, assistant Principal

LIBRARIAnS d. Wilson ochoa, Principal Jennifer Goldberg, librarian ORCHESTRA PERSOnnEL MAnAGERS anne dickson rogers carrie Marcantonio, assistant *section seating revolves +leave of absence




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DEVELOPMEnT Susan D. Williams, cFre, cVa, sr. director of development Charles Stewart, director of the annual campaign Maribeth Stahl, Manager of sponsorships and Grants Holly noble, special campaigns coordinator Kristy Reuter, benefit Fulfillment coordinator Kathleen McCracken, annual campaign coordinator Roxana Imam, annual campaign coordinator EDuCATIOn Sarah Conwell, education and community engagement assistant Deborah Pentecost, Part-time education and community engagement assistant FInAnCE Karen Warren, controller Mildred Payne, accounts Payable and Payroll Manager Sheri Switzer, senior accountant Steven Mcneal, Finance assistant Debra Hollenbeck, buyer/retail Manager FOOD, BEVERAGE AnD EVEnTS Steve Perdue, director of Food, beverage and events Roger Keenan, executive chef David Bolton, sous chef Bruce Pittman, catering and events Manager Lacy Lusebrink, Food and beverage Manager Angela Gutheridge, Food and beverage supervisor Sherman Hughes, banquet captain Anderson S. Barns, beverage Manager Jody Sweet, beverage Manager Lori Scholl, Food, beverage and events coordinator

HuMAn RESOuRCES Ashley Skinner, Phr human resources Generalist Martha Bryant, receptionist and human resources assistant I.T. Dan Sanders, director of information technology Andrew Grady, software applications administrator Maren Smith, technical support specialist MARKETInG Ronda Combs Helton, sr. director of Marketing Misty Cochran, advertising and Promotions Manager Meredith Benning, Group sales specialist PRODuCTIOn AnD ORCHESTRA OPERATIOnS Tim Lynch, sr. director of operations Anne Dickson Rogers, orchestra Personnel Manager Carrie Marcantonio, assistant orchestra Personnel Manager D. Wilson Ochoa, Principal librarian Jennifer Goldberg, librarian John Sanders, chief technical engineer Brian Doane, Production Manager Mitch Hansen, lighting director Gary Call, audio engineer Mark Dahlen, audio engineer W. Paul Holt, stage Manager PATROn SERVICES Kristen Oliver, director of Patron services Darlene Boswell, Patron services specialist Aaron Coleman, Patron services specialist Ben Graves, Patron services specialist

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Sara Hanahan, Patron services specialist Daniel Tonelson, Patron services specialist Judith Wall, Patron services specialist Jackie Knox, Manager of Marketing associates Andrea Flowers, assistant Manager of Marketing associates Linda Booth, Marketing associate Ryan Byrne, Marketing associate Bonnie Carden, Marketing associate James Calvin Davidson, Marketing associate Gina Haining, Marketing associate Mark Haining, Marketing associate Lloyd Harper, Marketing associate Rick Katz, Marketing associate Deborah King, Marketing associate Cassie Morazzi, Marketing associate VEnuE MAnAGEMEnT Eric Swartz, associate V.P. of Venue Management Craig Colunga, director of security Danny Covington, chief engineer Raay Creech, Facility Maintenance technician Kenneth Dillehay, Facility Maintenance technician Wade Johnson, housekeeping Manager Kevin Butler, housekeeper Veronica Morales, housekeeper Ellen Kasperek, house Manager VOLunTEER SERVICES Stacie Taylor, director of Nashville symphony orchestra league nicole Bellare, Volunteer coordinator




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2010 Symphony Ball Nearly 400 guests joined co-chairs Janet Ayers and Lin Andrews for the Symphony Ball at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel on December 11, 2010. With its elegant decor and festive ambiance, the evening helped build anticipation for the Grand Re-Opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center just a few weeks later. As guests entered the lobby, they were greeted by a detailed replica of the Schermerhorn’s classically inspired façade, with a quartet of musicians performing on a stage set up just inside the columns. The interior of the Loews ballroom could have been mistaken a room in Versailles. Walls were draped with gold chiffon, and floral arrangements of white hydrangeas, white roses, white phalaenopsis orchids, Star of David and narcissus were set upon glistening tables covered with gold leaf and white velvet damask. The cream and gold harlequin dance floor was a hand-painted work of art. After guests dined on a three-course meal prepared by Loews Executive Chef Elaine Taubin, music industry veteran and longtime Symphony supporter Billy Ray Hearn presented Marty Stewart with the Harmony Award in honor of the multitalented singer’s enduring commitment to Nashville’s musical legacy. Symphony President & CEO Alan Valentine presented the special Gold Baton Award to Mayor Karl Dean for his instrumental work creating the Music Business Council and for playing a vital role in helping all kinds of music to flourish in Nashville. After the awards presentation, guests danced to the swinging sounds of the Craig Duncan Orchestra. Now in its 26th year, the Symphony Ball is one of the Nashville Symphony’s two annual fundraisers. Each year, the ball raises $500,000 for the Symphony and its commitment to artistic excellence and music education; since its inception in 1985, it has raised a total of more than $6.5 million.



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co-chair Janet ayers and husband Jim

bill and co-chair lin andrews

Music director Giancarlo Guerrero and wife shirley

President & ceo alan Valentine, Gold baton winner karl dean and wife anne davis, harmony award winner Marty stuart

Marty stuart performs for ball attendees

each of the ballroom tables was named for a different composer

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ANNuAl FuND Individuals

the Nashville Symphony is deeply grateful to the following individuals who support its concert season and its services to the community through their generous contributions to the Annual Fund. Donors as of November 24, 2010.

VIRTuOSO SOCIETy Gifts of $10,000+ Anonymous (1) Mr. James B. Boles Mr. & Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Richard & Judith Bracken Mr.* & Mrs. J. C. Bradford Jr. Martin Brown Family Mr. & Mrs. John Chadwick Mac & Linda Crawford Janine & Ben Cundiff Mr. & Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Daniels III James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes Mrs. Martha R. Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Brad M. Kelley LifeWorks Foundation The Martin Foundation

STRADIVARIuS SOCIETy Gifts of $5,000+ Anonymous (1) Mr. James Ayers J. B. & Carylon Baker Judy & Joe Barker Russell W. Bates Pamela & Michael Carter Kelly & Bill Christie Hilton & Sallie Dean Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis Marty & Betty Dickens Dee & Jerald Doochin Alan & Linda Dopp Jere & Linda Ervin The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation Marilyn Ezell Allis Dale & John Gillmor

Mrs. Harold Hassenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Helen & Neil Hemphill Mr. & Mrs. David B. Ingram Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram Gordon & Shaun Inman Keith & Nancy Johnson Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Robin & Bill King Dr. & Mrs. Howard Kirshner Christine Konradi & Stephan Heckers Ralph & Donna Korpman Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Lazenby Karen & Jim Lewis Robert Straus Lipman

Ellen Harrison Martin Dr. Ron McDow The Melkus Family Foundation Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Cano Ozgener Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III Margaret & Cal Turner Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Mr. & Mrs. Ted H. Welch

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Sheila & Richard McCarty The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt Richard & Sharalena Miller Christopher & Patricia Mixon Mr. & Mrs. Sam Z. Moore Gregg & Cathy Morton Anne & Peter Neff Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook Burton Jablin & Barron Patterson Hal & Peggy Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Pruett Carol & John T. Rochford The Roros Foundation

Marvin J. Rosenblum, MD Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus Mary Ruth & Bob Shell Nelson & Sheila Shields Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small Linda & Gibbs Smith Barbara & Les Speyer Michael & Grace Sposato Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jay Steere Bruce & Elaine Sullivan Earl & Sue Swensson Mr. & Mrs. Louis B. Todd Jr. Peggy & John Warner David & Gail Williams Mr. & Mrs. Julian Zander Jr. Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos & Ms. Lydia A. Howarth

GOLDEn BATOn SOCIETy Gifts of $2,500+ Anonymous (1) Clint & Kali Adams Mrs. R. Benton Adkins Jr. Shelley Alexander Mark & Niki Antonini Dr. & Mrs. Elbert Baker Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lee A. Beaman Allison & John Beasley Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup Julie & Dr. Frank Boehm Dr. & Mrs. H. Victor Braren Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Manny* & Patricia Buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Castner Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler



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James H. Cheek III Mr. & Mrs. John W. Clay Jr. Richard & Kathy Cooper Charles & Andrea Cope Mr. & Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin Andrea Dillenburg & Ted Kraus Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind John & Carole Ferguson Bob & Judy Fisher Amy Grant & Vince Gill Kate R. W. Grayken Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Grimstad Carl & Connie Haley Suzy Heer Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hilton

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Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Israel Mr. & Mrs. John F. Jacques Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Klaritch Anne Knauff Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. Mitchell Korn Kevin P. & May Lavender Gina & Dick Lodge Dr. Arthur M. Mellor F. Max & Mary A. Merrell Edward D. & Linda F. Miles Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Dr. Terryl A. Propper Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Roberts Anne & Charles Roos Dr. & Mrs. A. G. Schram Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Scott Ronald & Diane Shafer Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Siebert Dr. Michael & Tracy Stadnick Pamela & Steven Taylor Dr. John B. Thomison Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery C. & Dayna L. Walraven Stacy Widelitz Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer


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Cindi & David Dingler

COnDuCTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $1,500+ anonymous (6) James & Glyna aderhold dr. alice arnemann & richard c. arnemann Jon k. & colleen atwood barbara & Mike barton Mr. & Mrs. James beckner betty c. bellamy Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey k. belser barbara bennett & Peter Miller Frank M. berklacich, Md Mr.* & Mrs. harold s. bernard Mark & sarah blakeman Mr. & Mrs. robert boyd bogle iii Mr. & Mrs. c. dent bostick Mr. Jamey bowen & Mr. Norman Wells Mr. William h. braddy iii dan & Mindy brodbeck Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. buijsman ann & Frank bumstead betty & lonnie burnett chuck & sandra cagle Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. calhoun

Anne & Peter Neff

brenda & edward callis Mr. & Mrs. William h. cammack Jan & Jim carell ann & sykes cargile anita & larry cash dr. elizabeth cato barbara & eric chazen catherine chitwood M. Wayne chomik Mr. & Mrs. sam e. christopher drs. keith & leslie churchwell Mr. & Mrs. John M. clark dorit & don cochron ed & Pat cole chase cole Marjorie & allen* collins Mr. & Mrs. charles W. cook Jr. Mr. & Mrs. roy J. covert Mr. & Mrs. donald s. a. cowan James l. & sharon h. cox robert c. crosby kimberly l. darlington the rev. & Mrs. Fred dettwiller cindi & david dingler dJMd Philanthropic Fund Mr. & Mrs. Glenn eaden

Fred Cassetty, Jim Stein

e.b.s. Foundation dr. & Mrs. e. Mac edington robert d. eisenstein david ellis & barry Wilker dr. Neil Price & Nancy M. Falls t. aldrich Finegan John david & Mary dale trabue Fitzgerald Ms. deborah G. Flowers John & cindy Watson Ford tom & Judy Foster danna & bill Francis ann d. Frisch cathey & Wilford Fuqua carlene hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & lorelee Gawaluck harris a. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. roy J. Gilleland iii Frank Ginanni ed & Nancy Goodrich tony & teri Gosse Francis s. Guess kathleen & harvey Guion Mr. & Mrs. arthur s. hancock dr. edward hantel Jay & stephanie hardcastle

kay & karl haury Mr. & Mrs. John burton hayes Philip & amber hertik lucia & don hillenmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey N. hinson Judith hodges ken & Pam hoffman Mr. & Mrs. dan W. hogan Ms. cornelia b. holland Mr. & Mrs. henry W. hooker dr. William h. hughes Mr. & Mrs. thomas W. hulme dr. & Mrs. stephen P. humphrey Judith & Jim humphreys Marsha & keel hunt donald l. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. adam W. James louis Johnson M.d. George & shirley Johnston Mary evelyn & clark Jones Jan Jones & steve Williams drs. spyros kalams & lisa Mendes Mr. & Mrs. christopher P. kelly Mr. & Mrs. bill G. kilpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Michael r. kirby

thanks to Ben Folds! the nashville symphony would like to express its deepest gratitude to ben Folds, who helped raise nearly $100,000 for the orchestra at Keys to music City, his november 27 concert featuring the nashville symphony and special guest ethan bortnick at tennessee performing arts Center. in addition, funds were raised for two local volunteer firefighting organizations, Williamson County rescue squad and pleasant View Volunteer Fire department.

Folds with brian & amy covington, who enjoyed the show from special seats on the stage of tPac's andrew Jackson hall

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Katherine & Don Israel

Cathy Chitwood, Jim Witcher, Jean Chitwood

the kirkland Foundation/ chris & beth kirkland Mr. richard b. kloete William c. & deborah Patterson koch Mr. & Mrs. Gene c. koonce Mr. & Mrs. edward J. kovach heloise Werthan kuhn Mr. & Mrs. randolph M. laGasse bob & Mary laGrone Martha & larry larkin tom & sandi lawless Jon & elaine levine sally M. levine robert a. livingston dr. & Mrs. Joe Maccurdy Jim & elizabeth Mancuso shari & red Martin scott & Jennifer Mcclellan tommy & cat Mcewen Mr. & Mrs. robert McNeilly Jr. Mr. & Mrs. robert e. McNeilly iii Mr. & Mrs. richard d. Mcrae iii Mr. & Mrs. William t. Minkoff Jr. Ms. lucy h. Morgan Matt & rhonda Mulroy James & Patricia Munro leonard Murray & Jacqueline Marschak lannie W. Neal Ms. agatha l. Nolen Jonathan r. Norris & Jennifer l. carlat representative & Mrs. Gary l. odom Patricia J. olsen Jerry & Patricia Painter Ms. Mary e. Pinkston david & adrienne Piston susan & bob Plageman dr. Gipsie b. ranney charles h. & eleanor l. raths sharon hels & brad reed dr. Jesse b. register drs. Jeff & kellye rice Mr. & Mrs. doyle r. rippee Mr. & Mrs. kenneth l. roberts Margaret ann & Walter robinson Foundation Ms. sara l. rosson & Ms. Nancy Menke



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James & Patricia russell Mr. & Mrs. John J. sangervasi dr. Norm scarborough & Ms. kimberly hewell Mr. Paul h. scarbrough dr. & Mrs. John selby dr. & Mrs. r. bruce shack allen spears* & colleen sheppard tom & sylvia singleton William & cynthia sites Joanne & Gary slaughter drs. Walter smalley & louise hanson suzanne & Grant smothers k. c. & Mary smythe Jack & louise spann Mickey M. & kathleen sparkman dan & cynthia spengler Mr. & Mrs. hans stabell Mr. & Mrs. James G. stranch iii ann & bob street Mr. & Mrs. William s. stuard Jr. Fridolin & Johanna sulser andrew keith & donna dame summar dr. & Mrs. John tapp rev. & Mrs. tim taylor ann M. teaff & donald McPherson iii dr. & Mrs. c. s. thomas Jr. scott & Julie thomas candy toler Mr. & Mrs. Marshall trammell christi & Jay turner alan d. & connie F. Valentine drs. Pilar Vargas & sten h. Vermund deborah & Mark Wait carroll Van West & Mary hoffschwelle Mr. & Mrs. thomas G. b. Wheelock charles hampton White Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie d. White craig P. Williams & kimberly schenck Mr. donald e. Williams Jim & sadhna Williams Ms. Marilyn shields-Wiltsie & dr. theodore e. Wiltsie

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rev. donald orin* & Janet b. Wiseman Mr. & Mrs. karey l. Witty dr. & Mrs. lawrence k. Wolfe EnCORE CIRCLE Gifts of $1,000+ anonymous (2) Jeff & tina adams Ms. Peggy Mayo bailey Mrs. brenda bass dr. eric & elaine berg Mr. & Mrs. raymond P. bills bob & Marion bogen alan & katherine bostick Mr. & Mrs. James a. brown sharon lee butcher John e. cain iii erica & doug chappell Mr. & Mrs. W. ovid collins Mr. & Mrs. Joe c. cook Jr. roger & barbara cottrell Mr. & Mrs. J. bradford currie sandra & daryl demonbreun Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. devlin Mr. & Mrs. robert s. doochin kimberly & stephen drake Mike & carolyn edwards robert & cassandra estes Ms. Paula Fairchild Mr. William c. Farris dr. & Mrs. robert a. Frist dr. & Mrs. John r. Furman Ms. Judith Gentry ted M. George Mr. & Mrs. andrew Giacobone dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Gould dr. charlene harb Mr. & Mrs. tom harrington Mrs. charles hawkins iii Mr. & Mrs. ephriam h. hoover iii ray houston Mr. & Mrs. charles l. irby sr. bud ireland rodney irvin Family Mr. & Mrs. toshinari ishii Mr. & Mrs. clay t. Jackson ray & rosemarie kalil anonymous Peter & Marion katz

Jenni & Rick Kloete

dr. & Mrs. david G. lalka robert & carol lampe dr. & Mrs. John W. lea iV dr. & Mrs. t. a. lincoln dr. & Mrs. christopher lind Mr. & Mrs. lawrence lipman Mr. & Mrs. William d. lockett drs. amy & George lynch tim lynch Mr. & Mrs. stephen s. Mathews lynn & Jack May Jim & Judi Mccaslin Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Morelli Mr. & Mrs. Frank e. Neal robert Ness dr. casey l. Noble & Mrs. holly l. Noble ann & denis o'day Mr. Garrick o. ohlsson Mr. & Mrs. William c. o'Neil Jr. alex s. Palmer dr. & Mrs. W. Faxon Payne drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock don & chris Portell Mr. & Mrs. Paul e. Prill Mr. & Mrs.* edwin b. raskin Mr. & Mrs. david l. rollins Georgianna W. russell Paula & kent sandidge Mr. & Mrs. Joseph h. scarlett dr. & Mrs. John s. sergent Max & Michelle shaff bill & sharon sheriff susan & luke simons Matt & kristen slocum Mr. & Mrs. brian s. smallwood Julie & George stadler Jane lawrence stone hope & howard stringer James b. & Patricia b. swan Joe & ellen torrence dr. & Mrs. alexander townes thomas l. & Judith a. turk bill & cathy turner dr. & Mrs. robert W. Wahl Mike & elaine Walker Ms. rachel l. Wendell bill & Gay Wiggins Judy s. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Mark a. Williams shirley zeitlin


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Celebrating a New Decade of Continued Excellence The Blair Concert Series 2010-2011

For information about our free faculty and student performances, guest artists, lectures, master classes, and more, visit the new Blair website at Blair School of Music • Vanderbilt University 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212 Complimentary valet parking and FREE self-parking for most events

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Ray & Rosemarie Kalil

Carol Montee, Conrad Edington, Ernest Dewald, Joan Dewald

COnCERTMASTER Gifts of $500+ anonymous (15) Jerry adams don & Judi arnold Jeremy & rebecca atack Mr. & Mrs. James e. auer Mr. & Mrs. brian c. austin Jeff & carrie bailey david a. & stephanie bailey sallie & John bailey Mr. & Mrs. thomas N. bainbridge Mr. & Mrs. richard W. baker Mr. & Mrs. thomas e. bateman Ms. katrin bean scott & dawn becker Marti bellingrath bernice amanda belue dr. & Mrs. cliff bennett Mike & kathy benson dr. & Mrs. ben J. birdwell ralph & Jane black randolph & elaine blake Mr. & Mrs. bill blevins dr. Marion & tricia bolin irma bolster dr. & Mrs. t. b. boyd iii Mr. & Mrs. William e. boyte Jeff & Jeanne bradford Joseph & bethany bradford Mr. & Mrs. stephen braun keith & lisa brent Vic briggs & Family berry & connie brooks dr. & Mrs. robert burcham John & luannette butler Virginia byrn Mr. & Mrs. cabot J. & angelia cameron Janet c. camp Michael & linda carlson Mr. & Mrs. William F. carpenter iii Mary & Joseph cavarra Mr. & Mrs. John l. chambers Mrs. John h. cheek Jr. dr. & Mrs. robert h. christenberry Mr. & Mrs. david F. clark dr. & Mrs. alan G. cohen charles J. conrick iii



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Paul & alyce cooke dr. & Mrs. lindsey W. cooper sr. Marion Pickering couch richard & Marcia cowan buddy & sandra curnutt Jim & carolyn darke MariaGabriella Giro & Jeff davidson Mr. & Mrs. charles e. davis Mr. & Mrs. Julian de la Guardia M. Maitland deland, M.d. Mark & barbara dentz suzanne day devine Mr. & Mrs. arthur deVooght George dezevallos Wally & lee lee dietz anonymous tere & david dowland laura l. dunbar dr. Jane easdown & dr. James booth dr. & Mrs. William h. edwards sr. dr. christopher & Wendy ellis drs. James & rena ellzy Michael & Jeannine engel Ms. kaaren engel dr. & Mrs. alan ericksen laurie & steven eskind carolyn evertson dr. John & Janet exton bill & dian s. ezell Francisco P. Ferraraccio dr. arthur c. Fleischer & Family art & charlotte Fogel randy & Melanie Ford Patrick & kimberly Forrest Ms. deborah F. turner & Ms. beth a. Fortune Mr. & Mrs. david b. Foutch robert & Peggy Frye suzanne J. Fuller John & eva Gebhart dr. & Mrs. harold l. Gentry Mr. & Mrs. h. steven George bryan d. Graves richard & randi Green Mr. thomas a. Greene Mr. & Mrs. c. david Griffin steve & anna Grizzle Mr. Gary l. Groot Mr. & Mrs. elden hale Jr.

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scott, kathy & kate hall Mr. & Mrs. robert M. hamilton Jr. dr. & Mrs. thomas l. hardy h. clay & Mary harkleroad kent & becky harrell Janet & Jim hasson lisa & bill headley ronda & hank helton kent & Melinda henderson keith & kelly herron kem & Marilyn hinton Mr. & Mrs. Jim hitt Mr. & Mrs. John M. hooper ii Margie & Nick hunter Ms. sherry J. hunter Mr. & Mrs. david huseman lee & Pat Jennings bob & Virginia Johnson Mary loventhal Jones Jack & Joan Jordan Mrs. robert N. Joyner dr. barbara F. kaczmarska dorothy & Michael kaminski Mr. & Mrs. Michael kanak Mr. & Mrs. Michael kane Mr. & Mrs. James kelso Mrs. edward c. kennedy John & eleanor kennedy Jane kersten Ms. linda r. koon dr. kristine l. lalonde betty s. lamar Mr. & Mrs. thomas W. land richard & diane larsen ted & anne lenz Mr. & Mrs. irving levy Mr. & Mrs. don r. liedtke drs. Walt & shannon little the howard littlejohn Family Mr. & Mrs. denis lovell drs. George & sharon Mabry donald M. & kala W. Macleod James & Jene Manning Mr. & Mrs. Michael r. Manno Mr. & Mrs. richard Maradik lee Marsden James & Patricia Martineau leon & Mimsye May robert P. Maynard Mrs. Joanne Wallace Mccall Mr. & Mrs. ken P. Mcdonald

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Joey & beth Mcduffee Mary G. McGrath dr. & Mrs. alexander c. Mcleod ed & tracy McNally Patty Meeks linda & ray Meneely susan averbuch Michael Mr. & Mrs. rich Miles dr. & Mrs. kent b. Millspaugh dr. Jere Mitchum diana & Jeff Mobley dr. & Mrs. charles l. Moffatt Ms. Gay Moon steve & laura Morris lynn Morrow Margaret & david Moss dick & Mary Jo Murphy lucille c. Nabors larry & Marsha Nager Mr. & Mrs. Joseph l. Nave Jr. chris & leslie Norton Virginia o'brien d. Wilson ochoa Mr. & Mrs. russell oldfield Jr. Philip & Marilyn ollila dan & helen owens Frank & Pamela owsley dr. & Mrs. harry l. Page david & Pamela Palmer terry & Wanda Palus Mr. & Mrs. M. Forrest Parmley John W. & Mary Patterson steve a. Perdue linda & carter Philips drs. sherre & daniel Phillips kevin & kathryn Phillips dr. & Mrs. James l. Potts Mr. & Mrs. John Prine George & Joyce Pust Mr. & Mrs. hugh M. Queener dr. James Quiggins Nancy & harry ransom France & cynthia recchia Mr. Nigel a. redden alan & candace revelette barbara richards dr. & Mrs. Jorge rojas dr. Philip & Mrs. deborah rosenthal dr. & Mrs. Mace rothenberg Ms. Jo rutherford


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Mr. & Mrs. dick sammer david sampsell John r. sanders Jr. samuel l. & barbara sanders Geoffrey & sandra sanderson Philip & Jane sanderson samuel a. santoro & Mary M. zutter Mr. & Mrs. charles r. schlacter cooper & helen schley stacey & don schlitz Pam & roland schneller dr. & Mrs. timothy P. schoettle drs. carl & Wendy schofield anna W. roe & kenneth e. schriver Peggy c. sciotto dolores & John seigenthaler odessa l. settles Patrick & Judy sharbel Joan blum shayne dr. & Mrs. andrew shinar crea & alan sielbeck Mark silverman betty b. sisk Pamela sixfin david & robin small smith Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. kevin scott smith richard & Molly dale smith dr. robert smith & barbara ramsey Mr. & Mrs. s. douglas smith Mr. & Mrs. James h. spalding Ms. Maggie P. speight dr. & Mrs. anderson spickard Jr. christopher & Maribeth stahl Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. steakley dr. & Mrs. robert stein Gloria & Paul sternberg elizabeth stewart & James Grosjean dr. & Mrs. William r. stewart Jean stumpf Mr. & Mrs. James e. summar sr. craig & dianne sussman Mr. & Mrs. kirk r. sykes dr. & Mrs. J. d. taylor Ms. ann Marie kilpatrick terry Norman & Marilyn tolk Martha J. trammell karl & ann Vandevender larry & brenda Vickers John & ann Waddle dr. & Mrs. Martin h. Wagner dr. & Mrs. John J. Warner talmage M. Watts dr. Medford s. Webster Mr. & Mrs. ted Wells beth & arville Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wheeler Ms. harriett c. Whitaker harvey & Joyce White

alyson Wideman adam & laura Wilczek Gary & cathy Wilson Ms. sandra Wiscarson Mr. & Mrs. stephen F. Wood sr. dr. & Mrs. taylor M. Wray Mr. & Mrs. d. randall Wright chancellor & Mrs. Joe b. Wyatt shu-zheng yang & li li roy & ambra zent FIRST CHAIR Gifts of $250+ anonymous (33) Judith ablon the rev. dr. & Mrs. W. robert abstein ben & Nancy adams dr. & Mrs. John algren carol M. allen dr. Joseph h. allen ruth G. allen adrienne ames Mark amonett William J. & Margery amonette ken & Jan anderson Newell anderson & lynne McFarland Ms. teresa broyles-aplin Mr. & Mrs. carlyle d. apple Mr. & Mrs. Joseph b. armstrong iii dr. raja a. atiyah Mr. & Mrs. John s. atkins don & beverly atwood dr. Philip autry Mr. & Mrs. Gerald averbuch Janet b. baggett drs. Ferdinand & eresvita balatico dr. & Mrs. billy r. ballard susan F. & Paul J. ballard Ms. rené balogh & Mr. Michael hinchion Mr. & Mrs. J. oriol barenys dr. beth s. barnett dr. & Mrs. thomas c. barr Mr. & Mrs. William beach susan o. belcher Mark h. bell ron & sheryl bell Mr. & Mrs. W. todd bender cynthia bennett & bill Grundy Mr. & Mrs. earl bentz Mr. & Mrs. richard M. berry Mr. & Mrs. W. irvin berry Mr. & Mrs. a. c. best drs. William & Wanda bigham cherry & richard bird William W. bivins William & betty blackford Mr. & Mrs. robert blackwell Joan bledsoe david l. bone david bordenkircher

Jerry & donna boswell robert e. bosworth Mr. brian boxer don & deborah boyd Mr. & Mrs. douglas G. bradbury iii Mr. & Mrs. James F. brandenburg Mr. Jere t. brassell robert & barbara braswell John* & Mary lawrence breinig Phil & Pat bressman Jamie a. brewer betty & bob brodie kathy & bill brosius Mr. & Mrs. charles h. brown dr. & Mrs. edward W. browne Jr. burnece Walker brunson John & karyn bryant Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. bunting linda & Jack burch Vira burcham Mr. & Mrs. david G. buttrick Geraldine & Wilson butts dr. & Mrs. robert byrd drs. robert & Mirna caldwell Mrs. Julia c. callaway claire ann calongne Mrs. bratschi campbell Patricia & Winder campbell Mr. Gary canaday dori & byron canaday karen carr ronald & Nellrena carr Mr. & Mrs. edwin carter Valleau & robert M. caruthers kent cathcart Martin & Mitzi cerjan Mr. & Mrs. John P. chaballa evelyn l. chandler ernest & carolyn cheek Ms. dorothy h. chitwood bette & Mark christofersen Neil christy & emily Freeman dr. andré & Ms. doreatha h. churchwell Mr. daryl claggett councilman Phil claiborne & Judy bishop roy c. clark steven & donna clark Mr. & Mrs. thomas a. clarkson Jay & ellen clayton sallylou & david cloyd Mr. & Mrs. Neely b. coble iii Misty cochran & Josh swann cheryl M. coffin & ralph e. topham Joyce P. collins Ms. Peggy b. colson the honorable & Mrs. lewis h. conner William & Margaret connor laura & kyle cooksey

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arlene & charley cooper dr. Jackie corbin & Jan Gressman elizabeth cormier david & sally costello Mr. James l. cottingham dr. & Mrs. Jeff creasy Mr. & Mrs. rob crichton Mary & Jim crossman r. barry & kathy cullen dan daley Mr. & Mrs. david l. dancer katherine c. daniel Mr. & Mrs. roy c. dano andrew daughety & Jennifer reinganum Janet keese davies adelaide s. davis ellen & Jim davis Mr. & Mrs. Maclin davis Jr. dr. & Mrs. roy l. dehart Mrs. edwin deMoss Mr. & Mrs. J. William denny ann deol dr. Jayant deshpande & Ms. Patricia scott ann & Grady devan dr. Joseph & ambassador rachel diggs Mr. donald a. dobernic Ms. shirley J. dodge Peter & kathleen donofrio Michael doochin & linda kartoz-doochin James & ramsey doran elizabeth tannenbaum & carl dreifuss clark & Peggy druesedow Ms. susan l. drye Mr. & Mrs. carl duffield Mr. & Mrs. bradley dugger kathleen & stephen dummer Mr & Mrs. Mike dungan Ms. Margaret r. dunn kathryn & Webb earthman drs. timothy & stephanie eidson dr.* & Mrs. lloyd c. elam the rev. dr. donna scott & dr. John eley dan & zita elrod dr. & Mrs. ronald b. emeson Mr. & Mrs.* thomas e. epperson dr. & Mrs. James ettien Ms. claire evans david ewing & alice randall Ms. Marilyn Falcone drs. charles & evelyn Fancher kathryn beasley & christopher Farrell Ms. carole P. Farris laurie & ron Farris Michael & rosemary Fedele dana Ferris




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Mr. & Mrs. billy W. Fields Janie & richard Finch Julia, susan, carolyn & adam Finch Mr. John t. Fisher Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Flynn Ms. elizabeth G. Folsom anne a. Fottrell scott aikin & susan Foxman andrew & Mary Foxworth sr. drs. Frederick & Joann Frank Ms. elizabeth a. Franks scott & anita Freistat blake & elizabeth Frerking Ms. bettie d. Fuller Ms. Johnnie l. Fulton dr. david & kimberly Furse dr. henry Fusner lois & Peter Fyfe bill & Ginny Gable Jim & Michiko Gaittens barbara & Joaquin Garcia Mr. & Mrs. George c. Garden Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Garrett alan & Jeannie Gaus Jennifer George Mr. & Mrs. V. carl George em J. Ghianni dr. & Mrs. John Gibson Mr. & Mrs. stewart J. Gilchrist William & helen Gleason linda & Joel Gluck carol a. Gnyp tom & carol ann Graham antonio M. Granda M.d. roger & sherri Gray Mr. Joseph F. Green Mr. & Mrs. luke Gregory Mr. James h. Griggs r. dale & Nancy G. Grimes dr. Winston h. Griner Mrs. Grace G. Grissom John & susan hainsworth Ms. leigh ann hale renĂŠe & tony halterlein Mr. & Mrs. harry M. hanna Mr. & Mrs. richard W. hanselman Mr. & Mrs. robert e. hardison Jr. Joel t. hargrove Frank & liana harrell Mrs. edith harris dickie & Joyce harris dr. troy harris Mr. & Mrs. Jay hartley Mr. James s. hartman dr. Morel enoch & Mr. e. howard harvey robert & Nora harvey david & Judith slayden hayes bob & Judy haynes Judy & Fred helfer doug & becky hellerson ernest & Nancy henegar



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Ms. Marilyn l. henry dr. casilda i. hermo Gregory hersh dr. & Mrs. George a. hill Mr. david hilley Mr. & Mrs. robert c. hilmer samuel & Melanie hirt anna lisa hoepfinger Mr. & Mrs. donald hofe sean hogan aurelia l. holden dr. Nancy d. holland Mr. & Mrs. James G. holleman William hollings dale a. holmer Jung Ja hong drs. richard t. & Paula c. hoos ken & beverly horner dr. cherry l. houston allen, lucy & Paul hovious Mr. & Mrs. samuel h. howard louis & lyn hoyt dr. Jason r. hubbard dr. & Mrs. louis c. huesmann ii Mr. & Mrs. William e. hughes Mr. & Mrs. robert huljak the hunt Family Foundation desda Passarella & Jim hutchins Gail hyatt dr. & Mrs. roger ireson dr. anna M. Jackson Frances c. Jackson dr. & Mrs. G. Whit James Patti & Greg James dr. robert cameron Jamieson koen Vercruysse & licia Jaskunas Mr. & Mrs. alan r. Javorcky carl Johnson & Mine yoshizawa Mr. & Mrs. Walter Johnson Joyce e. Johnson Pres. Melvin N. Johnson & dr. Marcy N. Johnson Mary & doug Johnston donald & catherine Joiner Mr. & Mrs. david G. Jones Frank & audrey Jones Mr. Jesse lee Jones Mr. regi Jones sarah rose Jones cornelia s. kelly Mr. & Mrs. robert l. kenworthy edward & eunice kern robert kerns Jim & liz kershaw Mr. brock kidd david & katy killion kathleen & don king Marilyn & Wayne king Jane & Frank kirchner James l & dale knight edward & rosemary knish Mr. & Mrs. rick koelz david & Judy kolzow

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sanford & sandra krantz Ms. Geri kristof tim kyne Mr. daniel l. laFevor Nancy & edd lancaster don & Melanie larson Mr. & Mrs. William lassiter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph a. lawrence Ms. ellen c. lawson Mrs. douglas e. leach rob & Julia ledyard dr. & Mrs. George r. lee J. Mark lee richard & deborah lehrer dorothy & Jim lesch Michael & ellen levitt John & Marge lewis burk & caroline lindsey Mr. & Mrs. Mack s. linebaugh Jr. Vic lineweaver Joanne l. linn, M.d. Jean & steve locke kim & Mike lomis kim & bob looney Frances & eugene lotochinski Mr. & Mrs. david l. loucky thomas h. loventhal J. edgar lowe Mr. & Mrs. Jay lowenthal Mr. & Mrs. ed lowery Mr. & Mrs. James c. lundy Jr. George & cathy lynch Jeffrey c. lynch Mr. raymond a. lynch Patrick & betty lynch sharron lyon Ms. Francine k. Maas William r. & Maria t. Mackay Mr. John Maddux anne & Joe Maddux dr. Mark a. Magnuson & Ms. lucile houseworth Mr. & Mrs. robert a. Maier helga & andrea Maneschi beverly darnall Mansfield Mr. & Mrs. david Marcus robert & debra Marler Jean W. Martin abraham, lesley & Jonathan Marx Mr. & Mrs. steven J. Mason dr. & Mrs. ralph Massie sue & herb Mather lynn & Paul Matrisian ralph & lucia Maxson drs. ricardo Fonseca & ingrid Mayer Mr. & Mrs. John d. Mcalister Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Mcallister Mr. Jack Mccall chris & John Mccarthy Mr. & Mrs. charles r. Mccarty kathleen Mccracken

roy Wunsch & Mary ann Mccready Mr.* & Mrs. William thomas Mchugh Michael Mckinley Mr. brian l. Mckinney Malcolm & Jamesina Mcleod catherine & brian McMurray dr. & Mrs. timothy e. McNutt sr. sam & sandra Mcseveney Mr. & Mrs. Michael r. McWherter Mr. & Mrs. James r. Meadows robby & kathy Meadows dan & Mary Mecklenborg Mr. & Mrs. Martin l. Medley Ms. Virginia J. Meece ronald s. Meers Janis Meinert herbert & sharon Meltzer Manfred & susan Menking sara Meredith bruce & bonnie Meriwether dr. Mark & Mrs. theresa Messenger dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Miller dr. ron V. Miller dr. Fernando Miranda & dr. Patricia bihl-Miranda dr. ken Moffat Mr. & Mrs. steven Moll dr. & Mrs. anthony Montemuro Mr. James elliott Moore James & april Moore dr. kelly l. Moore Mr. & Mrs. steve Moore Margaret e. Moorhead Mr. david k. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett lee & ingeborg Mountcastle Mr. & Mrs. dwayne Murray Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers dr. & Mrs. allen Naftilan Valerie Nelson dodie & bob Nemcik dr. & Mrs. harold Nevels dr. scott Newman & leslie Newman barbara & stephen Nichol Judy & John Nichols al Nisley Mr. & Mrs. lee F. Noel Mrs. caroline t. Nolen Judy M. Norton Ms. kristen oliver Frank & Nancy orr Philip & carolyn orr dr. & Mrs. ronald e. overfield Judy oxford & Grant benedict dr. & Mrs. James Pace Nancy & Gary Pack Mrs. kimberly Williams Paisley Mr. & Mrs. chris Panagopoulos doria Panvini


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Judith & James Humphreys

lisa & doug Pasto-crosby Grant & Janet Patterson John & lori Pearce charlie & connally Penley anne & Neiland Pennington Phil & elizabeth Perkins dr. & Mrs. a. F. Peterson Jr. claude Petrie Jr. Mary & Joe rea Phillips charles & Mary Phy Mr. & Mrs. James r. Pickel Jr. dudley & regina Pitts david & teresa Pitzer don & Viv Pocek rick & diane Poen Phil & dot Ponder stanley d. Poole Mr. John Pope Norm Potoksky dr. benjamin k. & Michelle Poulose ann Pushin Mr. & Mrs. John e. ragan edria & david ragosin Mr. & Mrs. ross rainwater Mr. randall raplee Mr. & Mrs. randall a. rawlings Nancy Ward ray Mr. & Mrs. david r. reeves raul & kelly regalado Polly & Mark rembert allen reynolds s. d. & carole reynolds al & laura rhodes don & connie richardson ann richmond & darrell smith Mary riddle Mrs. Paul e. ridge Margaret riegel Janice rinker Ms. Margot a. riser Mr. & Mrs. stephen riven albert & donna rodewald Fran c. rogers bruce & Norma rogers Mr. & Mrs. richard ropelewski rodney & lynne rosenblum laura ross Victoria olin ross Jan & ed routon

Lucy Duddy, Ed Hantel, Debra Kipling, Shannon Erwin

lauren & christopher rowe Ms. Jean W. russell Pamela lee rutledge Michael samis & christopher stenstrom robert & karen sams ron & lynn samuels James & susan sandlin Jack & diane sasson William b. & toni c. saunders Mr. donald d. savoy Mr. & Mrs. thomas W. schlater iii Mr.* & Mrs. Martin r. schott dr. & Mrs. stephen J. schultenover Gary & becky scott Mr. & Mrs. robert scott Gina & stephen scott drs. Fernando F. & elena o. segovia Mr. & Mrs. J. douglas seiters Gene a. & linda M. shade richard & Marilyn shadinger caroline & danny shaw Mrs. Jack W. shepherd keith & kay simmons Mr. Michael simpson dr. & Mrs. Manuel sir alice t. sisk donny & charles sissom Miss ashley N. skinner dr. & Mrs. david slosky Mrs. Madison smith charles r. & Vernita hood-smith Jo ann & dallas smith Mrs. susan k. smith & Mr. Joe stegemann Mr. & Mrs. brian smokler Mr. & Mrs. douglas c. snyder Marc & lorna soble dan & siri speegle Nan e. speller thomas F. spiggle Mr. M. clark spoden Mrs. randolph c. st. John caroline stark & lane denson Janice & charley stefl Mr. & Mrs. lemuel stevens Jr. richard & Jennifer stevens caPt & Mrs. charles e. stewart Jr.

Anthony Dudley, Michelle Buijsman, Ginny Dudley, Paul Buijsman

Mr. & Mrs. charles V stewart iii Mr. & Mrs. david b. stewart Mr. J. cyril stewart bob & tammy stewart Mr. & Mrs. kent F. stockton lois & larry stone charles & deborah story Mr. harry e. stratton* tom & Gayle stroud Jane & sam stumpf Jr. Mr. John Graham sugg Gayle sullivan Mrs. t. c. summers Frank sutherland & Natilee duning Mr. & Mrs. herbert svennevik Ms. camille terranova dr. Paul e. teschan dr. & Mrs. edward l. thackston Mr. & Mrs. richard theiss dr. & Mrs. William thetford Mrs. lillian d. thomas lisa G. thomas Mr. & Mrs. billy h. thompson Mr. & Mrs. bob F. thompson david & kathryn thompson Mr. & Mrs. Wendol r. thorpe richard & shirley thrall Mr. & Mrs. robert W. thurman leon tonelson Mr. Michael P. tortora Mila & bill truan richard, kimiko, Jennifer & lindsey tucker Jay & Peggy turman alan & catherine Umstead dr. Jan Van eys Mr. James N. Vickers kimberly dawn Vincent Mrs. deborah W. Walker crystal Walker kay & larry Wallace Fran Wallas* Mr. & Mrs. robert J. Warner Jr. lawrence & karen Washington Gayle & david Watson shirley Marie Watts Frank & Jane Wcislo h. Martin & Joyce Weingartner Mr. kevin l. Welsh

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J. Jason Wendel M.d. kim & Jason West Ms. Jo h. West linda West Franklin & helen Westbrook J Peter r. Westerholm Mrs. barbara bransford White linda & raymond White Walter h. White iii & dr. susan hammonds-White Jerrie barnett-Whitlow Jonna & doug Whitman Ms. eleanor d. Whitworth Ms. Judith b. Wiens Marie holman Wiggins Mr. robert s. Wilkinson Frank & Marcy Williams Jeremy s. Williams John & anne Williams susan & Fred Williams Paul & dena Williamson dr. carl r. Willis Mr. & Mrs. ridley Wills ii carol ann & tommy Wilson the rev. & Mrs. h. david Wilson Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wilson the Wing Family Ms. Marilyn V. Wolven edward & Mary e. Womack Mrs. s. t. Womeldorf Mr. Michael t. Woods Patricia a. Wozniak Mr. & Mrs. Matthew W. Wright Gary & Marlys Wulfsberg kay & randall Wyatt Pam & tom Wylly richard a. & Vivian r. Wynn dr. & Mrs. barry yarbrough dr. Mary yarbrough emmett & lee yeiser Faith adams young dr. Michael zanolli & Julie k. sandine Mr. & Mrs. bruce zeitlin Mr. & Mrs. Michael a. zibart James & candice zimmermann *denotes donors who are deceased




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Corporations, Foundations & Government Agencies the Nashville Symphony is deeply grateful to the following corporations, foundations and government agencies that support its concert season and its services to the community through generous contributions to the Annual Fund. Donors as of November 24, 2010.

SEASOn PRESEnTERS Gifts of $100,000+

The Martin Foundation PRESIDEnT’S COunCIL Gifts of $75,000+


PRInCIPAL PLAyERS Gifts of $25,000+ Mike Curb Family Foundation

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

GOVERnMEnT Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Mayor Karl F. Dean

Metropolitan Council

Metropolitan Nashville Arts commission



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ORCHESTRA PARTnERS Gifts of $10,000+ at&t atticus trust caterpillar Financial services coca-cola bottling company consolidated Ford Motor company Gaylord entertainment Foundation lifeWay Worship Metlife Foundation Neal & harwell Publix super Markets charities Vsa – the international organization on arts and disability the Wachovia Foundation, a Wells Fargo company ARTISTIC unDERWRITERS Gifts of $5,000+ academy of country Music lifting lives aladdin industries, llc anchor trailways & tours chet atkins Music education Fund bdo the community Foundation of Middle tennessee

the aaron copland Fund for Music, inc. corrections corporation of america cracker barrel Foundation dell Foundation samuel M. Fleming Foundation ann hardeman and combs l. Fort Foundation Gannett Foundation/ the tennessean ann and Gordon Getty Foundation landis b. Gullett charitable lead annuity trust hastings architecture associates, llc the hca Foundation heidtke & company, inc. interior design services, inc. odom's tennessee Pride sausage, inc. the elizabeth craig Weaver Proctor charitable Foundation tennessee christian Medical Foundation Waller lansden dortch & davis, llP

BuSInESS PARTnER Gifts of $2,500+ american General life & accident insurance company aMsUrG blevins, inc. city of brentwood delta dental of tennessee First baptist church Nashville kaatz, binkley, Jones & Morris architects, inc. Nashville symphony chorus Washington Foundation BuSInESS COunCIL Gifts of $1,500+ bioVentures, inc. the Glover Group h. G. hill realty company, llc indianapolis Musicians J. alexander's corporation Nashville Philharmonic orchestra Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation tennsco corporation

BuSInESS LEADER Gifts of $1,000+ anonymous (1) ascaP barrett Johnston & Parsley carter-haston holdings, llc Marylee chaski charitable corporation Neely coble company consolidated Pipe & supply co., inc. dzl Management economy Pen & Pencil co. Paramore|redd online Marketing Purity dairies, inc. William Morris endeavor entertainment BuSInESS ASSOCIATES Gifts of $500+ aPex - atlas Van lines agent black box Network services r. h. boyd Publishing corporation branstetter, stranch & Jennings, Pllc broadcast Music, inc. buford lewis co. capitol records cedarstone bank

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the celebration chaffin's barn dinner theatre d.F. chase, inc. country Music association Fabricators cad service, inc. Gould turner Group, P.c. haber corporation liddle brothers contractors, inc. loews Vanderbilt hotel, Nashville Nashville commercial / cushman & Wakefield alliance Northgate Gallery, inc. Pica Group Prime Properties, inc. rd Plastics co., inc. sesac, inc. stansell electric co., inc. sysco Nashville the tennessee credit Union WbUz buzz 102.9 / WPrt Party 102.5 BuSInESS FRIEnD Gifts of $300+ V. alexander & co., inc. alpha delta omega Foundation altissimo entertainment apple barn cider bar – opry Mills Mall batten & shaw, inc. bb&t cooper, love, Jackson, thornton & harwell insurance services, inc. bradshaw collision repair centers case selects Wine and spirits cb richard ellis, inc. courtyard by Marriott downtown dancy's, Nancy June brandon Frank c. davis & associates demos' steak & spaghetti house ellis Moving & storage, llc emma Feldhaus Memorial chapel

Freeman Webb company realtors, inc. GMl, llc hilton design / build, inc. hoge Motor company horrell realty and investments hunter Marine ibis communications, inc. integrity events, inc. J & J interiors, inc. Jack cawthon/ Jack's bar b Que Pam lewis & Pla Media Mac Presents National toxicology specialists inc. Perennial services Network Pharos capital Group, llc david l. battis / edwin b. raskin company riley Warnock & Jacobson servitech industries, inc. southern light inc. trickett honda Monte turner/turner and associates realty, inc. Volunteer barge & transport, inc. Walker lumber & hardware company youth about business In-KInD american airlines american Paper & twine co. american tuxedo at&t real yellow Pages bates Nursery & Garden center the Glover Group hampton inn & suites downtown Nashville, 4th avenue McQuiddy Printing Performance studios steinway Piano Gallery Wild oats Natural Markets WtVF-tV, channel 5

HOnORARy & MEMORIAL GIFTS in memory of carole slate adams in memory of carol ainsworth in honor of bette berry in memory of Jessica bloom in honor of zeneba bowers (2) in honor of bridgie brelsford in memory of elizabeth carré-Pirtle (4) in honor of barbara chazen in honor of olivia collins in memory of Geraldine riordan conrick in memory of beverly Newman creel in memory of Geoffrey crisco (3) in honor of Jeanne crossnoe in memory of Gerry daniel in honor of dr. laura dunbar in honor of Gov. Winfield c. dunn in honor of richard eskind in honor of Mr. & Mrs. earl Fischer in memory of Gary Fitzhugh in memory of keith Peter Fosbinder in memory of sandra Franklin in honor of James Gooch in memory of Jeannie hastings in honor of ronda combs helton

in memory of t. earl hinton & Nora Gardner smith hinton (3) in memory of davis hunt in memory of lillian Vann hunt in honor of Martha r. ingram in memory of rodney irvin in memory of Mark alan lewis in memory of Mary hannah long in memory of clare hellman loventhal (26) in honor of callum, Julia & a. J. Mccaffrey in memory of cate Myer in memory of claude N. o'donnell in memory of Mildred J. oonk in honor of hal Pennington in memory of ron Portell in memory of edward s. Pride in memory of lillie hollabaugh rhame in honor of albert-George schram in memory of Mary Jane stewart (4) in memory of harry stratton (2) in memory of samuel terranova in memory of Marjorie Valentine in memory of sandra k. Whipple (3) in memory of barbara Wiles in memory of charles c. Wollett




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A tiMe FoR GReAtNeSS cAMpAiGN A time for Greatness, the Nashville Symphony’s endowment campaign, ensures a brilliant future for the orchestra. Funds raised through A time for Greatness are used to increase the orchestra’s financial capacity to support continuing artistic growth and program development, and sustain the orchestra’s expanded operations in Schermerhorn Symphony center. changes as of November 24, 2010

FOunDERS Gifts of $1,000,000+ AmSouth Foundation James W. Ayers - FirstBank Bank of America Alvin & Sally Beaman Foundation Lee A. Beaman, Trustee / Kelley Beaman, Trustee Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff Ann & Monroe* Carell CaremarkRx Caterpillar Inc. & Its Employees The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mike Curb Family Foundation Greg & Collie Daily Dollar General Corporation

Laura Turner Dugas The Frist Foundation The Grimstad & Stream Families Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Hays HCA Ingram Charitable Fund Gordon & Shaun Inman Ellen Harrison Martin Charles N. Martin Jr. The Martin Foundation Mr. & Mrs. R. Clayton McWhorter The Memorial Foundation Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Anne* & Dick Ragsdale Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter The Grimstad & Stream Families Margaret & Cal Turner Jr. James Stephen Turner Charitable Foundation Vanderbilt University The Vandewater Family Foundation Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Colleen & Ted Welch The Anne Potter Wilson Foundation

LEADERSHIP GIFTS Gifts of $500,000+ HCA Foundation, in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Regions Bank

Anonymous (1) Mr. Tom Black Giarratana Development, LLC Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes

Gifts of $250,000+ American Retirement Corp. Connie & Tom Cigarran E.B.S. Foundation

Harry & Jan Jacobson The Judy & Noah Liff Foundation Robert Straus Lipman

SunTrust Bank Laura Anne Turner Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle

Gifts of $100,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Dale Allen Phyllis & Ben* Alper American Constructors, Inc. Andrews Cadillac / Land Rover Nashville Averitt Express Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton BellSouth Julie & Frank Boehm Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC Richard & Judith Bracken Mr.* & Mrs. James C. Bradford Jr. The Charles R. Carroll Family Fred J. Cassetty Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff CLARCOR Mr. & Mrs. William S. Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fite Cone

Corrections Corporation of America Deloitte & Touche LLP The Rev. Canon & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Michael D. & Carol E. Ennis Family ESa Design Team Earl Swensson Associates Inc. I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. KSI/ Structural Engineers Annette & Irwin* Eskind The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Franklin Frost Brown Todd LLC Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Gordon & Constance Gee

Genesco Inc. Amy Grant & Vince Gill Mr. & Mrs. Joel C. Gordon Guardsmark, LLC Billy Ray & Joan* Hearn The Hendrix Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Hooker and Family Walter & Sarah Knestrick Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, PC Mrs. Jack C. Massey Lynn & Ken Melkus Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Nashville Symphony Chorus Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Pat & John W. Nelley Jr. O'Charley's Bonnie & David Perdue

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Mr. & Mrs. Philip Maurice Pfeffer Mr. & Mrs. Dale W. Polley Mary C. Ragland Foundation The John M. Rivers Jr. Foundation Inc. Carol & John Rochford Anne & Joseph Russell and Family Daniel & Monica Scokin Bill & Sharon Sheriff Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Luke & Susan Simons Irvin & Beverly Small The Henry Laird Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Smith Barbara & Lester Speyer The Starr Foundation Hope & Howard Stringer Louis B. & Patricia C. Todd Jr. Lillias & Fred Viehmann Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Wendell Mr. David M. Wilds 2011



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Gail & ted dedee in memory of ann F. eisenstein enco Materials, inc./ Wilbur sensing Jr., chair emeritus John & carole Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. F. tom Foster Jr. Mr. & Mrs. keith d. Frazier John & lorelee Gawaluck Jeannie* & Jim hastings hawkins Partners, inc. landscape architects Neil & helen hemphill hilton Nashville downtown Nancy leach & bill hoskins hudson Family Foundation John F. & Jane berry Jacques Mercedes e. Jones Mr. & Mrs. randall l. kinnard kraftcPas Pllc Mr. & Mrs. lawrence M. lipman the howard littlejohn Family Mimsye & leon May kevin P. & deborah a. Mcdermott rock & linda Morphis anne & Peter Neff carole & ed Nelson odom's tennessee Pride sausage, inc. larry d. odom, chairman/ceo hal N. & Peggy s. Pennington celeste casey* & James hugh reed iii* renasant bank lavona & clyde russell kenneth d. schermerhorn* Family of kenneth schermerhorn Nelson & sheila shields Michael & lisa shmerling Joanne & Gary slaughter doug & Nan smith hans & Nancy stabell ann street / robert h. street Mr. and Mrs. William J. tyne alan d. & connie linsler Valentine Janet & alan yuspeh Mr. & Mrs. Martin zeitlin SPECIAL GIFTS Gifts of $15,000+ donna & kent adams aladdin industries, llc Mr. & Mrs. J. hunter atkins Mr. & Mrs. albert balestiere baring industries James s. & Jane c. beard Mr. & Mrs. boyd bogle iii John auston bridges terry W. chandler community counselling service co., inc. barbara & Willie k. davis

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Mr. & Mrs. arthur c. deVooght Mr. & Mrs. Matthew h. dobson V Mr. John W. eley & Ms. donna J. scott larry P. & diane M. english Nancy M. Falls & Neil M. Price beatriz Perez & Paul knollmaier richard & delorse lewis Frances & eugene lotochinski the loventhal Family: clare & samuel loventhal thomas h. loventhal oscar* & Mary loventhal Jones Mr.* & Mrs. robert c. h. Mathews, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James lee McGregor dr. & Mrs. alexander c. Mcleod dr. arthur M. Mellor christopher & Patricia Mixon Piedmont Natural Gas dr. & Mrs. clifford roberson anne & charles roos Joan blum shayne eli & deborah tullis Mr. & Mrs. James M. Usdan betty & bernard Werthan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. W. ridley Wills ii Gifts of $10,000+ anonymous (2) ruth crockarell adkins american brokerage company, inc. american Paper & twine co. Mr. & Mrs. William F. andrews dr. alice a. & Mr. richard arnemann sue G. atkinson Mr. & Mrs. h. lee barfield ii brenda c. bass allison & John beasley Frank & elizabeth berklacich ann & Jobe* bernard Mr. & Mrs. roger t. briggs Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. bumstead Patricia & Manny* buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. calhoun chase cole dr. & Mrs. lindsey W. cooper sr. Mr. & Mrs. andrew d. crawford Ms. rita bennett* & Mr. steve croxall Janine & ben cundiff Marty & betty dickens Mike & carolyn edwards Martin & alice emmett dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey b. eskind bob & Judy Fisher karen & eugene c. Fleming cathey & Wilford Fuqua Paul & Patricia Gaeto

Greenebaum doll & Mcdonald Pllc heidtke & company, inc. robert c. hilton dr. & Mrs. stephen P. humphrey Franklin y. hundley Jr. Margie & Nick hunter Joseph hutts Mr. & Mrs. tJ Jackson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. david b. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. russell a. Jones Jr. Pamela & Michael koban Jr. robert a. livingston Jack & lynn May betsy Vinson Mcinnes Mary & Max Merrell donald J. & hillary l. Meyers Newschannel 5 Network susan & rick oliver david & adrienne Piston charles h. Potter Jr. Joseph & edna Presley linda & art rebrovick Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. robinson Jr. ron rossmann in memory of kenneth schermerhorn Mr. & Mrs. irby c. simpkins, Jr. Patti & brian smallwood Murray & hazel somerville southwind health Partners® dr. steve a. hyman & Mark lee taylor John b. & elva thomison Mr. & Mrs. Marshall trammell Jr. louise b. Wallace Foundation david & Gail Williams dr. & Mrs. lawrence k. Wolfe dr. & Mrs. artmas l. Worthy Mr. & Mrs. Julian zander Jr. Gifts of $5,000+ anonymous (3) elizabeth adams & david scott in memory of carole slate adams Mr. & Mrs. James devoe aderhold Jr. american airlines Joël anquetil deVan d. ard & renée a. chevalier the arrants Family Mark & lisa bainbridge dr. & Mrs. elbert W. baker Jr. dr. & Mrs. r. daniel beauchamp Jim & May bell annie laurie & irvin berry dr. Marion & tricia bolin Mr. & Mrs. douglas G. bradbury iii Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey c. bradford


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dr. & Mrs. Victor braren Mr. William V. briggs Mr. richard F. bryan J. burts bryant Jr. Michael & sarah buckland dr. & Mrs. Glenn buckspan hillary & Jimmy bynum ann & sykes cargile clint carter / Patty carter Mr. & Mrs. christopher J. casa santa central business Group / space saver Mr. & Mrs. James a. charron sr. Mr. & Mrs. robert W. chasanoff barbara & eric chazen John hancock cheek Jr.* drs. keith & leslie churchwell cic Foundation, inc. bishop & Mrs.* roy c. clark esther & roger cohn Mrs. Peggy Wemyss connor Joseph & beverly craig the currie Family kimberly l. darlington in memory of Joe davis drs. carla & dick davis Mr. & Mrs. J. William denny carol a. king & thomas J. dePauw Mr. Mark deutschmann Jane davis doggett Mr. & Mrs. robert s. doochin Mr. & Mrs. lawrence s. eastwood Jr. dr. & Mrs. e. Mac edington sylvia & robert h. elman kitty & Patrick emery Mr. & Mrs. John david Fitzgerald Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. Gerald Fleischer Phyllis & steve Fridrich dr. & Mrs. John r. Furman Mr. & Mrs. landy Gardner timothy J. Gilbreath Fred & deana Goad edward a. & Nancy Goodrich Gerald c. Greer & dr. scott hoffman

Daryl Brown, Ann Gilbert, Joe Gilbert, Letty-Lou Gilbert, John Lewis

Jennifer & dan Gremillion dale & Nancy Grimes doug & rose Grindstaff Jim & Paula Grout sylvia hyman & arthur Gunzberg John & Freda hall Mr. Mark hann r. rick hart Janet & Jim hasson William a. & robin hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John burton hayes in memory of Macon hilton Judith & Mark* hodges Mr. & Mrs. dan W. hogan sally a. holland Mr. & Mrs. ephriam h. hoover iii keel & Marsha Mason hunt Mr.* & Mrs. V. davis hunt Mr. & Mrs. david huseman toshinari & emiko ishii Mr. & Mrs. donald J. israel Frances c. Jackson Mr. erin Matthew Johnson George t. Johnston / shirley a. Johnston Mark iV in honor of Mercedes e. Jones Journal communications, inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael kane Mr. & Mrs. Marshall karr cornelia s. kelly carolyn & buddy* killen Mr. & Mrs. thomas M. klaritch tom & randi land larry J. larkin sally M. levine barbara & irving levy zach liff drs. thomas & lee limbird dr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. lippolis Mrs. roberta d. lochte-Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. lovett William r. & Maria t. Mackay Mr. & Mrs. h. hill Mcalister karen c. & charles r. Mccarty sheila & richard Mccarty Mr. & Mrs. david Mcclain Mr. & Mrs. Mark Mcdonald James Victor Miller*

richard l. & sharalena Miller Mrs. Margaret e. Moorhead Mr. & Mrs. William P. Morelli John & Mariann Morris Mr. & Mrs. lee Mountcastle dr. J. Philip Moyers Mr. & Mrs. F.i. Nebhut Jr. Mr. & Mrs. charles ralls Niewold Mr. & Mrs. Marvin J. Nischan oakwood the Greener cleaner the o'briant Family hunt oliver – Nashville carpet center lucius & Freida outlaw Pamela & david Palmer Pan south Productions Parking Management company dr. & Mrs. Joel Q. Peavyhouse Nancy sanders Peterson Valery & Paul Prill Production resource Group dr. Gipsie b. ranney randy rayburn Michael & Janice reeves John & Nancy roberts charles, Jean & Paisley robison Mrs. teena rodgers charles b. & Margaret G. rush Mr. & Mrs. Philip r. russ Mr. & Mrs. P. Michael saint david F. sampsell dr. Paula c. sandidge & Mr. kent sandidge iii James a. scandrick Jr. in memory of emanuel schatten in memory of kenneth schermerhorn cooper & helen schley Mr. & Mrs. John schottland dr. & Mrs. Joseph W. scobey edward J. & karen a. scott dr. & Mrs. Max shaff r. Patrick & susan shepherd betty b. sisk Mr. & Mrs. richard small dr. & Mrs. brent a. soper karen spacek Mickey & kathleen sparkman Ms. Maggie P. speight

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Michael & Grace sposato edward & sally stack John & beth stein cheryl a. & Wm. robert stewart cyndi stover Mr. & Mrs. James G. stranch iii tracy tajbl & Neil kent Jones Mr. brad thomason candy toler & bob day byron & aleta trauger larry & brenda Vickers rosemary & bayard Walters terry & amber Wang Mr. & Mrs. James crawford Ward sr. Nancy & Marty Warren drs. Mark & sally Watson & billy Jimmie d. & Patricia White Mr. & Mrs. herbert Wiesmeyer Frank & Mareca Williams John & anne Williams Gary & catherine Wilson Marilyn shields-Wiltsie & theodore elliott Wiltsie tim & Mary Wipperman richard & Vivian Wynn Ms. donna b. yurdin GEnERAL GIFTS Gifts of $2,500+ anonymous (8) david & linda anderson in memory of ann canfield arnett Mr. Frederick c. ayers* Mr. & Mrs. F. clay bailey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Martin l. bauguess dr. & Mrs. cliff b. bennett Mr. & Mrs. richard bibb drs. William & Wanda bigham randolph & elaine blake Mr. & Mrs. Mark a. blakeman the Very rev. robert e. & linda M. brodie dr. richard G. bruehl & dr. Nancy J. stott Mr. earl c. burgess daniel & rosalie buxbaum




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Jim & dorothy lesch elaine & Jon levine lifeWorks Foundation dr. & Mrs. christopher d. lind Jay & debbie lowenthal Mr. & Mrs. James P. Manning Mr. & Mrs. James l. Martineau dr. & Mrs. douglas c. Mathews sally & Joe Matlock Jackson brim Mccall & Family Mr. & Mrs. dale Mcculloch Mr. & Mrs. robert M. Meadows robert W. Meyer & Family Philip & lechelle Moore Mr. & Mrs. russell F. Morris iii William & Jennifer Moseley in memory of Professor c. a. & Mrs. ruby Mosemiller craig & linda Nelson Judy oxford & Grant benedict Gary & Nancy Pack Ms. Patricia Paiva dr. Mary W. Parks tom Patterson & Mike eldred Mr. & Mrs. robert c. Plageman Ms. elizabeth M. Queener dr. James G. Quiggins Mr. & Mrs. harry ransom eleanor & charles raths Mr. & Mrs. david l. raybin Martha & buist richardson Miss Margaret l. riegel kathleen h. rivers Georgianna W. russell dr. & Mrs. henry P. russell Mr. & Mrs. richard k. sammer caren a. shaffer dana & Nicole shockley James t. & Judith smythe clark spoden Mr. & Mrs. roland r. strickert drs. reid c. thompson & lorraine b. Ware Mr. & Mrs. charles a. trost kenneth & Jean tyree Mr. & Mrs. M. andrew Valentine Mary kathryn Vanosdale dr. & Mrs. robert W. Wahl kenneth allen Walkup david & karen Walton

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ted & karen dreier Mrs. Jane anderson dudley & Mr. dwayne Johnson Mr. & Mrs. carl d. duffield Mr. & Mrs. William d. duke Jr. Mr. & Mrs. timothy e. dunnington Mr. & Mrs. John W. eakin Jr. susan sheppard edwards eric & Nena egli Mr. & Mrs. lawrence W. elkin steve & suzi elsesser Ms. constance N. ely Mrs. ervin M. entrekin ann epperson Ms. betty e. esslinger dr. & Mrs. roy c. ezell lois b. Faison Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Flaker Fletcher rowley chao riddle inc. dr. edward & Mrs. Janet Foley Ms. elizabeth G. Folsom Mrs. Patricia a. Fredericksen Mr. James c. Free alexander & Makiko Freeman anita & scott Freistat hubert & Wendy Freund Mary carol & charles Friddell Ms. Pamela b. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. tim k. Garrett carlene hunt & Marshall Gaskins

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Arpeggio Arpeggio is a dining experience offered in the east lobby. open before all nighttime suntrust Classical, bank of america pops, adams and reese Jazz series concerts and most special performances, it features a sumptuous four-course buffet including appetizer, soup station, four entrées and dessert. the price is $38 with water and tea, not including tax and gratuity. doors open two hours before the performance. reservations are preferred; please call 615.687.6400. For updated menu information, please visit the caFÉ aNd loBBy BarS the Café, located in the West lobby, offers a bistro-style à la carte menu beginning two hours prior to all concerts. the Café is also open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. monday through Friday. seven bars are spread throughout the building offering premium spirits, cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. SyMphoNy Store the symphony store is located on the west side of the building near the West atrium lobby and the Café. a variety of items, including a wide selection of classical Cds, are available at all price ranges. Customers may also place special orders. store hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and on all concert evenings from two hours prior to performance until up to 30 minutes after the performance has ended. accoMModatioNS restrooms and water fountains are available on the lounge level, located one floor below the main lobby; on the east and west sides of the Founders and balcony levels; and outside the mike Curb music education hall on the Founders level. all restrooms are equipped for people with disabilities. located on the lounge level, unisex restrooms are also available for disabled guests needing special assistance. caMeraS, cell phoNeS, recorderS, BeeperS & Watch alarMS Cameras or audio recording equipment may not be brought into any space where a rehearsal, performance or lecture is taking place. Cellular phones, beepers and watch alarms must be turned off prior to the start of any event.



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coat check to enhance the acoustical experience inside laura turner Concert hall, we ask that guests check their coats at one of several complimentary coat-check locations on each seating level. the most convenient is on the lounge level, located one floor below the main lobby. late SeatiNG as a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, each performance will have designated breaks when latecomers are seated. those arriving after a performance begins will be asked to remain outside the entrance door nearest their ticketed seats until the appropriate break. coNcert coNcierGe have a question, request or comment? please visit our Concert Concierge on the northwest side of the main lobby. the Concierge is available to help you with anything you might need during your visit. Concert Concierge is open through the end of intermission. ticket SaleS the box office is located at street level on the Fourth avenue side of the building closest to symphony place. tickets may be purchased with masterCard, Visa, american express, discover, cash or local personal checks. limited 15-minute parking is available on Fourth avenue just outside the box office. regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. saturday hours on concert days: 10 a.m. to intermission monday-saturday Call for hours on sunday tickets for future performances and Will Call


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reservations are available by using one of the self-service kiosks located in the east and West atrium lobbies or in the box office lobby. to speak with a customer service representative by phone, call 615.687.6400. tickets are also available for future nashville symphony concerts through the nashville symphony’s website ( claSSical coNverSatioNS offered in the balcony lobby prior to each suntrust Classical series concert, these informal halfhour talks with our conductors and guest artists explore the evening’s program. talks begin at 6 p.m. thursday and at 7 p.m. Friday and saturday. caN’t Make a coNcert? if you are unable to use your tickets, you may exchange them for another performance, availability permitting, or you may donate them for a tax deduction. tickets must be exchanged or donated by 6 p.m. on the day before the performance. some restrictions may apply. Call 615.687.6401. liSteNiNG deviceS an infrared hearing system is available for guests who are hearing impaired. headsets are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the coat-check area on the lounge level, and from the Concert Concierge. eMerGeNcy MeSSaGeS guests expecting urgent calls may leave their name and exact seat information (seating level, door number, row and seat number) with any usher. anyone needing to reach guests during an event may call the security desk at 615.687.6610. evacuatioN to ensure your safety in case of fire or other emergency, we ask that you note the exit route nearest your seat. please follow the instructions of our ushers, who are specifically trained to assist you in case of an emergency. loSt aNd FouNd please check with the house manager’s office for any items that may have been left in the building. the phone number for lost and Found is 615.687.6450.

acceSSiBle SeatiNG accessible and companion seating are available at all seating and price levels with excellent acoustics and sight lines to the stage. transfer seating is also available to allow guests in wheelchairs to transfer easily to seats in the hall. please arrange in advance for accessible seating by calling a customer service representative at 615.687.6400. ServiceS For GueStS With diSaBilitieS schermerhorn symphony Center has been carefully designed to be barrier-free and meets or exceeds all criteria established by the americans with disabilities act (ada). all public spaces, meeting rooms, offices, backstage dressing rooms and orchestra lounge, and production control rooms will accommodate performers, staff and guests with disabilities. interior signage and all elevators make use of braille lettering for directional signs in both public and backstage areas, including all room signs. valet Valet parking, provided by parking management Company, is available for all performances on symphony place, on the north side of the building between third and Fourth avenues. We offer pre-paid valet parking for all performances. For more details, call 615.687.6401. ShuttleS For $10 cash per person, round-trip shuttle service is available for suntrust Classical series and bank of america pops series concerts. First come, first served. the shuttles leave from belle meade plaza, the Factory at Franklin and peartree Village shopping Center. For more info, call 615.687.6541. parkiNG at the piNNacle our new next-door neighbors, the pinnacle at symphony place, are offering symphony patrons pre-paid parking at a discount! the pinnacle is located directly across third avenue from schermerhorn symphony Center. to purchase pre-paid parking at the pinnacle, please call 615.687.6401.

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Coming Soon... kurt elliNG, February 4 Adams and Reese Jazz Series Come hear one of the greatest jazz singers working today! Winner of the 2010 GRAMMY® for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Elling will bring his quartet to the Schermerhorn to perform songs from his brandnew release The Gate, which features inventive interpretations of songs by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more. holSt’S ‘the plaNetS,’ February 17-19 SunTrust Classical Series Gustav Holst’s The Planets is one of the most beloved pieces in the orchestral repertoire — and with good reason. Inspired by Greek mythology and astrology, each of the movements conjures a unique mood, from the stormy eruptions of “Mars, the Bringer of War” to the calm beauty of “Venus, the Bringer of Peace.” This concert will also feature Joseph Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto, a dynamic tour de force for soloist Christopher Lamb, principal percussionist for the New York Philharmonic. Concert sponsor: Hilton Nashville Downtown

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BroadWay rockS!, February 24-26 Bank of America Pops Series It’s an unforgettable evening packed with songs from some of the most electrifying shows ever to hit the Great White Way: The Wiz, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia, Tommy, Phantom of the Opera and more! Top-notch Broadway vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Anne Runolfsson, Rob Evan and Hugh Panaro will join the Nashville Symphony for this selection of high-energy rock and pop songs originally featured on the Broadway stage. Concert sponsor: Aegis Sciences Corporation the liSteNer, February 26 The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series At this fun-filled family concert featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company, Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran plans to explore the many different art forms that involve a symphony orchestra, but two overly enthusiastic spectators will make her job a little harder than usual. A bugle-playing mime who wants to sing opera and a tap-dancing ballerina are just part of Kelly’s comic dilemma as these two zany characters bring “the art of listening” to life.



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