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10 High Notes 12 Backstage: Principal Oboist James Button 46 2011/12 Season Calendar 62 Conductors 67 Orchestra Roster 68 Board of Directors 69 Staff Roster 76 Annual Fund: Individuals 86 Annual Fund: Corporations 90 A Time for Greatness Campaign 91 Legacy Society 92 Guest & Facility Information 94 Building Map

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thanks to your support and patronage, we launched the year with a triumphant return to schermerhorn symphony center following the 2010 flood, we celebrated our latest GRAMMY® wins, and we shared in some amazing musical experiences. because of you, the nashville symphony is committed to giving back to the Middle Tennessee community. Over the last year, we’ve presented dozens of free performances at local parks, community centers and here at the Schermerhorn, and we’ve reached tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the region through our music education programs. We are proud to be your nashville symphony, and we look forward enjoying the year ahead with you. happy holidays, and many wishes for a wonderful new year!

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With one night of inspiring music, the Nashville Symphony helped to raise nearly $70,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Hosted and organized by the country group Restless Heart, Music With a Mission featured performances by Melinda Doolittle, Tracy Lawrence, Gary Morris, Lee Roy Parnell and many others, who joined the orchestra and conductor Jim Gray at the Schermerhorn on October 16. The evening featured an especially memorable and moving performance by the Rescue Mission’s “Men of Praise” Choir. “Everyone involved in Music With a Mission was there to support the homeless and hungry men, women and children of Middle Tennessee,” says Dave Innis, keyboard player for Restless Heart. “The spirit of cooperation and camaraderie was evident in the enthusiastic performances from the entire cast, symphony and singers!” Symphony President & CEO Alan Valentine adds, “When we built the Schermerhorn, we did so with the intention of serving everyone in our community. Being a part of this great event provided us with a wonderful opportunity to help our homeless neighbors right here in downtown Nashville. It was an inspiring example of what we can achieve when we work together to make a positive impact on our community.”


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No matter how experienced, musicians never stop learning and growing. Thanks to the John Kelingos Education Fund, every year one or two members of the Nashville Symphony get an opportunity to pursue advanced study with respected teachers from across the country. We’re pleased to announce this year’s Kelingos Fund recipients: Second Violinist Louise Morrison and Principal Harpist Licia Jaskunas. Morrison used her Kelingos Fund award to study with Alex Kerr, former concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and a professor of violin at her alma mater, Indiana University. Working with Kerr, she focused on the music she was to perform at last month’s OnStage at the Schermerhorn presentation, including Arnold Schoenberg’s challenging Verklarte Nacht. Harpist Jaskunas used her award to study with Susann McDonald, another renowned professor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Later this season, she’ll study with Ann Hobson-Pilot, former Principal Harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In both cases, Jaskunas has been focusing on Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. “One of the most interesting parts of my life as a musician is the constant evolution of my artistic perceptive,” Morrison says. “I make it a point to work with and learn from musicians and teachers who sharpen both my technical skills and my understanding of music as a whole, and the Kelingos Fund is helping me do just that.” The Kelingos Education Fund was created in 2004 by Ann Woodmore in memory of John A. Kelingos, a violinist with the Nashville Symphony for 26 seasons.



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pRincipAl oboe Member of the nashville symphony since: 2011 hometown: Melbourne, Australia — although I was actually born in Rapid City, South Dakota, as my parents were working there at the time. nashville symphony is performing at Carnegie hall in May. have you ever performed there before, and what did it mean to you? I had the opportunity to perform there when I was a student with the Juilliard Orchestra and then later with the New World Symphony. It is an honor to be invited to perform there, and it is also an amazing feeling to play on the same stage as all of the greatest classical musicians of the last century. along with the concertmaster, the oboe tunes the orchestra before the concert. Why is this role assigned to the oboe? I believe the job of providing the “A” as a reference pitch for the other musicians is due to the way the oboe is designed. The oboe has a conical bore, and this allowed it be more consistent in pitch in the days before electric tuners. These days, oboists check with an electronic tuner before giving the A to make sure that we are giving the exact same note for every rehearsal and concert. What made you decide to play oboe, and what do you like best about it? My first time hearing the oboe was at a concert at my high school. I was singing in the choir, and before our piece a graduating student performed Marcello’s beautiful oboe concerto with the orchestra. I was completely captivated by the sound and decided then and there that I had to play the oboe. The


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oboe can be a very temperamental instrument, but when things are working well, it is very rewarding to be able to produce that same sound that first drew me to it 20 years ago. you’ve performed on no fewer than four continents. is the experience of performing in america different from other places? There are always subtle differences, but I think that it’s a very similar experience to play almost anywhere in the world. The repertoire is quite universal, too, except orchestras here tend to play more pieces of the great American composers like Copland and Barber. What do you like about being a member of the orchestra? I feel very lucky to be able to play every day in this world-class hall and for having such wonderful and talented colleagues. When you’re not rehearsing or performing, what do you enjoy listening to? I like vocal music, especially Bach Cantatas or anything performed by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. I’m also a big fan of Björk, with whom I was lucky enough to record when I was a student in New York. if you weren’t an orchestra musician, what would you be doing? I have thought about this before and have never been able to come up with an answer. I have wanted to be a professional oboe player since I was 12 and have never seriously thought about any other profession. Visit to learn more about our musicians.


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ClassiCal series John estaCio born on April 8, 1966, in newmarket, ontario, canada, and currently resides in edmonton, Alberta, Canada Frenergy John estacio composed Frenergy while serving as composer-in-residence with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra between 1992 and 2000. A firecracker of orchestral colors, Frenergy is a high-energy curtain raiser that has become one of the Canadian composer’s most frequently performed compositions. First performance: march 20, 1998, in Edmonton, Alberta, with Grzegorz Nowak conducting the edmonton symphony orchestra. First nashville symphony performance: with these concerts the nashville symphony performs Frenergy for the first time. estimated length: 5 minutes recommended listening: Frenergy heads off the CD of the same name recorded by the edmonton symphony orchestra under Mario Bernardi. Released by CBC, it provides a delightful sampling of the composer’s orchestral music.


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Canadian composer John Estacio traces his heritage back to Portugal but was raised in the wetland agricultural region north of Toronto known as Holland Marsh. He began composing as a teenager by writing scores for short films in collaboration with friends, and began winning awards for his orchestral music in the early 1990s. Commissions have kept Estacio at the forefront of Canada’s music scene ever since. Along with his experience writing for orchestra, he has developed a name as an opera composer with an instinct for cinematic pacing and well-crafted narrative. Estacio has provided the following description of Frenergy: “The bulk of the musical material found in this piece comes from sketches for my Triple Concerto. These sketches were to be part of the proposed final movement for the concerto, a fastpaced scherzo to bring the piece to a wild close. However, for various reasons, this ending did not make it to the final draft. Not one to waste, I decided to mount this music on its own for orchestra. “The title comes from an amalgamation of the words “frenetic” and “energy,” which were the two qualities I desired for the ending of the concerto. The tempo for this short concert opener is brisk, and the pacing of melodic ideas is often a bit frantic, as befitting the title. “It begins with a thunderous introduction by the percussion, who establish the infectious 6/8 pulse. After an orchestral tutti, the winds introduce a chromatic melody that is quickly tossed back and forth from pairings of instruments. This quirky little melody often complements an ostentatious tune frequently performed by the brass. The third melody, introduced by a solo flute, is perhaps the most substantial tune of the piece and is strongly characterized by the 6/8 lilt of the piece. A harmonically restless string passage leads into a return of the opening material, and the piece concludes with a full-force orchestral tutti, along with the pounding drums of the opening.” Frenergy is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp and strings.

antonin dvorÁk Born on September 8, 1841, in the Bohemian village of nelahozeves, just north of prague; died on May 1, 1904, in Prague. Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 dvořák composed his piano concerto at the end of the summer of 1876, though there was a time Although several of Antonín Dvořák’s works have long enjoyed “big hit” status in the repertory (the Cello Concerto and the “New World” Symphony above all), this is a composer who remains curiously neglected when it comes to appreciating the full scope of his achievement. In his recent user-friendly overview of the Czech composer, Romantic Music’s Most Versatile Genius, author David Hurwitz makes a passionate argument that Dvořák is still one of the most underrated of the famous composers. His creativity across almost all the important musical genres of his time was prolific, encompassing operas, choral music, symphonies, concertos, tone poems, songs and chamber music. Part of the problem has to do with the obscurity that surrounds Dvořák’s origins as a composer. Many of his early works were lost or overlooked during his lifetime. For example, the self-critical Dvořák made his first attempt at a concerto (for cello) in 1865 but then cast it aside before orchestrating the piece. Yet another factor involves the lingering attitudes of condescension

First performance: March 24, 1878, in Prague, with Karel ze Slavkovský as the soloist and Adolf Čech conducting. First nashville symphony performance: October 28 & 29, 1968, with Music Director Thor Johnson and soloist rudolf firkusny. estimated length: 38 minutes recommended listening: sviatoslav richter, one of the Piano Concerto’s great advocates, recorded it with the bavarian state radio Orchestra under Carlos Kleiber (EMI’s Great Recordings of the Century series).

that were directed toward an impoverished young artist from the provinces and son of a butcher who made his international breakthrough in 1878 with the ethnically flavored Slavonic Dances. Brahms, who was only eight years older, had become an important advocate for the emerging Dvořák and helped pave the way for that breakthrough. Yet Hurwitz shreds the myth — still frequently encountered today — of a “naïve country bumpkin with a knack for writing good tunes” who obediently learned about Serious Art from the German master. Instead, Hurwitz points out, Dvořák and Brahms enjoyed a mutually inspiring companionship that might be compared to the Haydn-Mozart friendship nearly a century before. Moreover, Dvořák had already composed five symphonies before Brahms was willing to unveil his First — in 1876, the same year that produced the Czech composer’s Piano Concerto. In fact, Dvořák’s cultivation of a more sophisticated, symphonically based model for this work over the bravura showiness of the standard Romantic concerto may be one of the reasons



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lag of two years before Karel ze Slavkovský, a celebrity Czech pianist of the era, premiered the work. the piano concerto is the most neglected of the three concertos published by Dvořák. its eclecticism reveals a composer still coming to terms with his individual voice, yet it already strives for dvořák’s characteristic fusion of mainstream classical tradition with his personal slant on bohemian musical elements.

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behind its relative neglect in the repertory. There is a technical reason as well. The standard complaint that continues to raise doubts about the Concerto — which were expressed by the composer himself — is that Dvořák’s writing for the keyboard here is unidiomatic, with an awkward balance between soloist and the orchestra, especially in the first movement. This prompted a devoted admirer, pianist Vilém Kurz, to prepare his own variant of the solo part after the composer’s death. Kurz’s version was meant to allow for greater transparency of sound and actually appears alongside the original by Dvořák in the critical edition of the score published by Otakar Šourek (with no changes to the orchestra parts). Performers since have opted for either of these versions, or even a mix of both, though the perceptible differences tend to be minor at most. For these concerts, Natasha Paremski will be playing her own arrangement of the solo part.

What to listen for In many ways, the Piano Concerto gathers together a range of influences from the classical past as well as from the music Dvořák knew in his own lifetime. This eclectic mix is distilled through an attempt to replicate the Classical models of the piano concertos of Mozart and Beethoven — a project that inspired Brahms as well. The melancholy main theme heard at the outset revolves


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around a pregnant, brief rhythmic idea, which Dvořák latches onto with an obsessiveness that brings to mind the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The piano’s cautious entrance foreshadows the dramatic cast and Beethovenian suspense of much of what follows. At the same time, the lyrical warmth featured in the beautiful woodwind writing and second thematic group is a signature we already recognize as pure Dvořák. Formally, the movement is conventional, with a written-out cadenza that is placed at the climax. The “real” Dvořák predominates in the other two movements. Launching the Andante is a dreamy melody for the horn, which takes a brief melancholy twist. The piano’s tracery is delicately etched, while a rhythmically forceful interruption in the middle section functions as a contrasting interlude. The finale, set in motion by the soloist, gravitates toward strains familiar from the composer’s Bohemian background, both in the driving accents of its dance-oriented main theme and in the second subject’s exotic charm. Turning to the major in the exuberant final section, Dvořák seems to capture the moment when the village party reaches its peak of frenzy. In addition to solo piano, the Concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings.

Johannes brahMs Born on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg, Germany; died on April 3, 1897, in Vienna Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 brahms agonized over the composition of his first symphony for many years, destroying earlier efforts before he began to focus on the work in the 1870s, completing the score in the summer of 1876 and then revising it after its premiere. the first represents Brahms’s triumphant breakthrough in reclaiming the epic ideal of the symphony inherited from beethoven at a time when the genre was considered moribund. First performance: November 4, 1876, in karlsruhe, with felix otto dessoff conducting. First nashville symphony performance: February 20, 1951, with Music Director William strickland. estimated length: 50 minutes recommended listening: for a thrilling contemporary account, try Mariss Jansons’s recording with the Oslo Philharmonic (Simax).

brahms transformed his feelings of being overwhelmed by the past into a creative spur.

What to listen for The First at once establishes a tragic tone with the timpani’s ominously treading beat and troubled harmonies that tear and stretch in opposite directions. A quieter episode of widely spaced notes in the woodwinds allows a brief relaxation, but the intensity returns and then yields once more, this time to a gently poignant passage featuring a melancholy oboe solo. The first movement proper sets off with a shock. Brahms unfurls, fuses and breaks apart thematic material that was presented in condensed form in the introduction. An insistent rhythmic pattern comes to the fore in the development — three shorts and a long, famous from another great C minor symphony, Beethoven’s Fifth. This alternates with a chorale-like strain in the strings that will gain new significance in the finale. An unexpected calm descends, and the key shifts to the major at the end of the first movement. Yet the terrific tensions that Brahms has set up do not yet feel resolved. This is the composer’s



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The journey toward completing his First Symphony was a famously arduous one for Brahms. He not only found himself competing with the weight of tradition, but also seemed to be going against the grain by persevering in a genre considered obsolete by many of his contemporaries. The First was premiered, after all, just a few months after Wagner’s Ring cycle had been unveiled in its entirety at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival. During this high tide of mature Romanticism, when the culture at large was undergoing rapidly expanding industrialization, Brahms’s allegiance seemed decidedly old-fashioned. All told, from his earliest attempts, the genesis of the First spanned a period almost as long as that of the Ring itself. Yet Brahms transformed his feelings of being overwhelmed by the past into a creative spur. In the process, he carved out a central place for himself within a still unfolding tradition, vindicating his belief that the self-reliant language of the symphony could convey deep truths without reference to an external program. At the same time, Brahms revisits Classical forms while finding new ways to use them as a vehicle for the heightened emotional content of a new era.

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brahms expands on the template of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and forges a sense of renewed possibility for the purely instrumental symphony.

masterful way of setting the stage for the breakthrough to come in the finale. The two middle movements, which Brahms wrote subsequent to the outer ones, relax the high drama of the opening. An Andante in E major showers the listener with a full-blooded outpouring of Brahmsian lyricism. Enriching this are nuanced, emotionally suggestive harmonic colorings. The ascending violin solo near the end conjures a serene setting where arcadia veers with resignation into elegy. In the third movement, Brahms swerves away from the scherzo that might have been expected if this were a slavish imitation of Beethoven. Instead, we get calmer music: a pastoral intermezzo sunlit by gracious writing for solo woodwinds. The dramatic strategy is telling, for Brahms gives us a vision at the opposite end of the spectrum from the nocturnal tragedy of the opening. But there is internal contrast, as well, in the vigorous, rhythmically dynamic middle section. The final movement, longest of the four, returns to the epic scope of Brahms’s symphonic plan. Once again he begins with a slow, darkly colored introduction. Notice the marvelously effective orchestration, from ominous timpani rolls to suspenseful crescendos of plucked strings. The return to C minor brings issues that had been left unresolved to center stage. After a tense climax, the vista shifts dramatically, opening up to our first glimpse of breakthrough as horns call out in a simple C major tune that the composer


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claimed to have heard a shepherd play while he was traveling in Switzerland. Brahms takes great care to alter his sound world in this passage — like a sunrise over proud mountains — and musters the trombones into service for the first time. There is another breakthrough yet to come. The horn theme is developed to another climax and then answered by a noble melody in the strings, solidly harmonized and reminiscent of an old church chorale. The first thing routinely noted about this music is its resemblance, in spirit and shape, to the tune of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” But what’s significant is how Brahms turns away from the pattern of Beethoven’s Ninth. This is the moment when we might have expected the human voice to join in the throng. Instead, Brahms expands on the template of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony — with its similar journey from C minor to major — and forges a sense of renewed possibility for the purely instrumental symphony. Far from giving up on the genre as a dead end, Brahms reclaims and reinvigorates it. The intoxication of his creative advance resounds in the unbridled triumph of the symphony’s final pages. Brahms scores the Symphony No. 1 for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings. —Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator. He writes extensively about music and theater.

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Toronto-born Peter Oundjian, noted for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality, has been instrumental in the rebirth of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since his appointment as Music Director in 2004. In addition to conducting the orchestra in dynamic performances, he has been involved in new initiatives that have strengthened the ensemble’s presence in the community and attracted a young, diverse audience. He helped to establish an annual celebration of new music, the New Creations Festival, which celebrates the best in contemporary orchestral music and attracts celebrated contemporary composers. In addition to his post in Toronto, Oundjian served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010, and played a major role at the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York between 1997 and 2007. He has served as a visiting professor at the Yale School of Music since 1981. In May 2009, Oundjian received an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Conservatory. During the 2011/12 season, Oundjian will conduct the Colorado Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Oundjian was educated in England, where he studied the violin with Manoug Parikian. He then attended the Royal College of Music in London, and he completed his violin training at The Juilliard School in New York, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Itzhak Perlman and Dorothy DeLay. Oundjian was the first violinist of the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, a position he held for 14 years.

Pianist Natasha Paremski wins over audiences with her dynamic performing style, musical sensibility and flawless technique. In September 2010, she was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year, and she will release her debut recital album this year. In the 2011/12 season, she will perform with major orchestras in the United States, including the Alabama Symphony, Colorado Symphony and Virginia Symphony. In the 2010/11 season, Paremski appeared with the Bournemouth Symphony, Tonkünstler Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Toronto Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and Berkeley Symphony. She also played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which will be included on her upcoming album. In summer 2011, Paremski toured in Latvia and Austria with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, performing Chopin Piano Concerto Nos. 1 and 2. She was the featured pianist in choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s Danse Concertantes at New York’s Joyce Theater in December 2008, and she was featured in a film for BBC Television on the life and work of Tchaikovsky. Born in Moscow, Paremski began her piano studies at age 4. In 1995, she emigrated with her family to the United States. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at Mannes College of Music, from which she graduated in 2007. At 15, she debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs on the Bel Air Music Label with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky.



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symphony part i accompagnato: comfort ye, comfort ye my people air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted Chorus: And the glory, the glory of the Lord accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts


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air: But who may abide the day of His coming Chorus: And He shall purify recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive air and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth. air: The people that walked in darkness Chorus: For unto us a Child is Born pifa (Pastoral Symphony) recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them recitative: And the angel said unto them accompagnato: And suddenly, there was with the angel Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d duet: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd Chorus: His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light part ii Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God air: He was despised Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray accompagnato: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn Chorus: He trusted in God accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart arioso: Behold and see if there be if there be any sorrow accompagnato: He was cut off out of the land of the living air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell Chorus: Lift up your heads air: How beautiful are the feet of them air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron Chorus: Hallelujah part iii air: I know that my Redeemer liveth Chorus: Since by man came death accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery air: The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be rais’d Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb, that was slain



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represents something of an experimental departure from the norm in its approach to Bible-based narrative. In this work Handel draws on his long experience as an opera composer and a pioneer of english choral music to write music tracing the universal emotions that underlie the christian story of redemption.

GeorGe FrideriC handel Born on February 23, 1685, in Halle, Germany; died on April 14, 1759, in London, England Messiah Handel composed the first version of Messiah in just a little over three weeks, between August 22 and September 14, 1741, but continued to make revisions to the score — in some cases adding new arias — for subsequent revivals of the work. Although Messiah has come to be seen as the quintessential English oratorio, it actually

Overall, the career of George Frideric Handel resembles that favorite symbol of 18th-century England: the wheel of fortune. The man who was born Georg Friedrich Händel to a barber-surgeon in Halle (less than 100 miles from J.S. Bach’s birthplace) settled in London in 1712 and made England his home until he died. Handel found admiring royal and aristocratic patrons there but also enjoyed success as a musical entrepreneur, managing the production of a prolific series of Italian operas which he wrote for the London stage. Then, after his reputation and fortune soared, fashions changed and Handel came close to the brink of ruin. It was through his cultivation of the English oratorio — essentially, opera in disguise, without the costumes — that he turned his luck around once more. Messiah belongs to this pivotal turning point


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First performance: April 13, 1742, in the Great Music Hall in Dublin, with the composer conducting. First nashville symphony performance: December 15, 1963, with Music Director Willis Page. estimated length: 2 hours and 20 minutes in performance, with a 20-minute intermission to explore further: the options for Messiah on disc are enough to supply a small library. If you prefer an approach that reflects the insights of the period-instrument movement, try Trevor Pinnock’s account with the English Concert & Choir (Philips). However, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in the massive, dramatic, “old-fashioned” glory of the classic recording in which sir thomas beecham leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a beefed-up orchestration that includes crashing cymbals.

in Handel’s career, when he was shifting his focus away from the genre of tragic opera (opera seria) that had become a central preoccupation of his London career. In fact, it was with opera (Rinaldo, in 1711) that Handel scored his first hit in London. Opera seria involved setting librettos in Italian that recounted stories from mythology or history. It was a genre calculated in part to showcase the star singers of the era, often with spectacular (and spectacularly expensive) special effects as part of the staging. By the late 1730s, the high costs of production were making it an unsustainable business model. What’s more, significant changes in the English public’s musical taste could not be ignored. After Messiah, Handel ceased writing Italian operas altogether and concentrated mostly on oratorios in English. Handel cultivated an English variation on

the older oratorio idea, cleverly mixing a sense of moral uplift with the entertainment value of opera, minus the expense, costumes and fussy, overpaid egos. Oratorio had an additional appeal, in that it seemed more acceptable to emerging middle-class audiences wary of the scandal-tinged world of opera. But this association with the sphere of secular performance generated some initial resistance to Messiah. After producing a highly successful subscription series of both oratorios and operas in Dublin in the 1741/42 season, Handel chose to conclude it by presenting the world premiere of Messiah in the spring of 1742. Despite the praise the new work won from its Dublin audiences, back in London — where Handel cautiously introduced Messiah under the title “New Sacred Oratorio” in 1743 — it became the subject of controversy as a debate raged in the press. Messiah’s method of setting actual scriptural texts, as well as its delineation of Jesus within a genre that could be performed “for diversion and amusement,” even triggered charges of blasphemy, although these were leveled against the secular context of the performances rather than Handel’s music itself. The fretting subsided within a few years, although the only times Handel led Messiah in a non-secular space were in his last years, when he gave midday performances in the newly built chapel of the Foundling Hospital. (The fact that the composer donated proceeds from Messiah concerts to charitable causes added to the work’s allure.) During his last decade, Handel conducted annual performances that became a highlight of the season. These were always given in the spring, at Eastertide. It was only after his death that the association of Messiah with the Christmas season took root. Handel also introduced changes at several of these revivals. For the most part, these

involved substitutions or rewrites of arias. They reflected practical performance conditions and took into account the limitations or strengths of the particular soloists on hand. In fact, even the Dublin premiere varied somewhat from the score Handel had written out beforehand. For the revival of 1750, for example, since the castrato Gaetano Guadagni was available, Handel recast “But who may abide the day of his coming” to include a dizzyingly virtuosic setting of the phrase “a refiner’s fire” — one of countless remarkable instances of Handelian word painting to reflect verbal images in music. Although we tend to think of Messiah as the quintessential English oratorio, its text represents an unusual approach to the genre. A wealthy patron who was nevertheless an outsider, librettist Charles Jennens had collaborated previously with Handel. He juxtaposes extracts from both the Old and the New Testaments to represent the basic narrative of Christian redemption. Rather than a biographical sketch of the life of Jesus, Messiah concerns the very idea of divinity becoming manifest in human history (hence the lack of the definite article — “the Messiah” — in its title). There is very little dramatic impersonation of characters. The narrative is indirect, suggestive and — as has been often noted — downright confusing to anyone not familiar with the implied events involving the life of Jesus. Jennens divides the libretto into three acts (although he calls them “parts”), much like the organization of a Baroque opera. Part One centers around prophecy and the nativity of Jesus, ending with his miracles (this is the part of the oratorio that is most closely tied to the Christmas season). Following its evocation of hope comes a condensed version of the Passion story of sacrifice in Part Two. Part Three concludes with the implications of Christ’s redemption of humanity from the fall of Adam.



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handel cultivated an english variation on the older oratorio idea, cleverly mixing a sense of moral uplift with the entertainment value of opera, minus the expense, costumes and fussy, overpaid egos.

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handel has taken us on a journey that will later become familiar in the symphonies of beethoven — the passage from darkness to enlightenment and final victory.

What to listen for Handel’s musical expression homes in on the universal emotions that underlie each stage of the Christian redemption narrative. He was above all a man of the theater, and his operatic genius for establishing the mood to suit a given situation is everywhere apparent. But in opera, Handel typically accomplishes this through a lengthy chain of arias. The centrality of the chorus in Messiah allows for greater diversity. Part One establishes a pattern of recitative, aria and chorus, which then allows for further variation in the other two parts. Handel moreover draws on the gamut of international styles of his era, mixing highly wrought, thrillingly complex Northern European counterpoint alongside straightforward, Italianate lyricism, majestic French rhythms and homophonic choruses. He avails himself as well of an astonishing range of colors in the accompanying textures, though with a remarkable economy of instrumentation. Notice, for example, how the trumpets remain silent in Part One until “Glory to God,” and are subsequently kept in the wings until the “Hallelujah!” chorus at the end of Part Two. (In contrast to what is often assumed, the glory this chorus depicts refers not to the moment of Christ’s resurrection, but to the triumph of redemption.) Consider, too, the compelling psychological range Handel explores, encompassing in Part One alone the fathomless darkness associated with the period of universal waiting for a savior;


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the oasis-like calm of the purely instrumental “Pastoral Symphony,” with its evocation of the music of shepherds; and the dancing exuberance of “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion.” Handel continually finds freshly inventive ways to “paint” the words through music (witness the “straying” lines of the chorus “All we like sheep”), but subtler surprises are often hidden within his settings as well. In that same chorus, when the consequences of human failure are suggested, Handel engineers a detour into the tragic minor. Amid all this variety, by the end of Part Three Handel has taken us on a journey that will later become familiar in the symphonies of Beethoven — the passage from darkness to enlightenment and final victory. The “Hallelujah!” chorus may seem unbeatable, yet somehow Handel manages to follow it with still more glorious music: the soaring certainty of “The trumpet shall sound” and the progression of the choral finale, with its fugal setting of “Amen.” As the voices weave their threads together, that final word becomes a serene chant, all-encompassing in its resonance. In addition to four vocal soloists and four-part chorus, the version of Handel’s scoring for Messiah used in these performances call for an orchestra of 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator. He writes extensively about music and theater.

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text foR messiAh part one symphony accompagnato: Comfort ye, comfort ye my people (Tenore) Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplish’d, that her iniquity is pardon’d. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight in the desert a highway for our God. air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (Tenore) Every valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain. Chorus: And the glory, the glory of the Lord And the glory, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts (Basso) Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; Yet once, a little while, and I will shake the heav’ns and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the desire of all nations shall come. The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, ev’n the messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. air: But who may abide the day of His coming (Alto)

But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire. Chorus: And He shall purify And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto) Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, “God with us.” air and Chorus: O thou that tallest good tidings to Zion (Alto) O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Basso) For Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. air: The people that walked in darkness (Basso) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. And they that dwell in the land of



speCial event the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Chorus: For unto us a Child is born For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace! pifa: (Pastoral Symphony) recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano) There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them (Soprano) And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. recitative: And the angel said unto them (Soprano) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. accompagnato: And suddenly there was with the angel (Soprano) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heav’nly host, praising God, and saying, Chorus: Glory to God in the highest Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, goodwill towards men. air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen. recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d (Alto) Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame


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man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. duet: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Alto, Soprano) He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Come unto Him, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light His yoke is easy and His burthen is light.

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Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. air: He was despised (Alto) He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. Chorus: Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed And with His stripes we are healed. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned ev’ry one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. accompagnato: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn (Tenore) All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn; they shoot our their lips, and shake their heads, saying: Chorus: He trusted in God He trusted in God that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him. accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart

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(Tenore) Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness: He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort Him. arioso: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Tenore) Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow! accompagnato: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Tenore) He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of Thy people was He stricken. air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell (Tenore) But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption. Chorus: Lift up your heads Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in! Who is the King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in! Who is the King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory. air: How beautiful are the feet of them (Soprano) How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things. air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Basso) Why do the nations so furiously rage together: why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His anointed. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us. recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (Tenore) He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to

scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision. air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenore) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Chorus: Hallelujah Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

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air: I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano) I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And tho’ worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep. Chorus: Since by man came death Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Basso) Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be chang’d in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. air: The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be rais’d (Basso) The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be chang’d. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb, that was slain Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and pow’r, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.



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About the ARtists danielle talaMantes, soprano Blessed with a beautiful voice and nuanced acting ability, Danielle Talamantes has been compared to the likes of the great Beverly Sills. She brings a luxuriant voice to the stage, matched only by her ability to connect emotionally with the audience. Her 2010 engagements included Violetta in La Traviata for Fremont Opera and soloist in Haydn’s Harmoniemesse for the Blacksburg Choral. In 2011, she has performed as soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass for the National Philharmonic and as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte for the Baltimore Symphony. Talamantes appeared as “Special Invited Guest Artist” at the Virginia Tech Vocal Arts & Music Festival in Blacksburg, Virginia, in June 2011. In 2012, she will perform in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Fauré’s Mass for the Oratorio Society of Virginia. Talamantes’s opera roles include Dinorah by Meyerbeer, Micäela in Bizet’s Carmen and Alexandra in Blitzstein’s Regina. Solo concert performances include appearances with the Baltimore Symphony, New Dominion Chorale, City Chorus of Washington, Oratorio Society of Virginia, Capitol Hill Chorale, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, New River Valley Symphony, North Carolina Master Chorale, National Philharmonic and Norwalk Symphony. Talamantes holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education & Vocal Performance from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. She currently coaches with Carlos Rodriguez and Joy Schreier of Washington National Opera.


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barbara reariCk, mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick is quickly establishing herself as one of today’s most versatile and fascinating singers. Since her 1993 Carnegie Hall debut in Messiah, her career has taken her to both sides of the Atlantic with orchestras including Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary works.  In 2011/12, Rearick can be heard in the St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension. Last season, her busy schedule included return engagements to the Syracuse Symphony in Messiah, and to Winter Park Festival in Bach’s St. John Passion and Cantata 112. She also offered Mohammed Fairoux’s Sumeida’s Song at the Society for Ethical Culture in New York and showcased Mahler’s Rückert Lieder in Princeton. A champion of 20th-century music, Rearick gave the U.S. premiere of Nicholas Maw’s Nocturne with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony at Bard, collaborated with the New York New Music Ensemble for the world premiere of Sunflower by Mary Wright, and sang A Winter’s Journey, Douglas Cuomo’s setting of Müller’s text (from Schubert’s Winterreise). Frequent collaborations with the New York Chamber Ensemble resulted in performances of Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Ravel’s Chansons madécasses and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été.  Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, WQXR and NPR, and has recorded for Naxos, Gateway Classics and ASV. Born in Pennsylvania, she is currently a member of the voice faculty at Princeton University.

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Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim throughout the United States and Europe for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft. Rideout’s 2011/12 season includes the title role in Faust with Opera Coeur D’Alene and Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Hawaii Opera Theatre. In 2010/11 he returned to Florentine Opera as Igneo in the world premiere of Don Davis’s Rio de Sangre. He sang Camille in The Merry Widow with Opera Tampa, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Phoenix Opera. He also created the role of Tancredi in the world premiere of John Musto’s The Inspector at Wolf Trap Opera. Recent highlights include Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw with Boston Lyric Opera, Frank Shallard in Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera, and Roderick in Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher with Nashville Opera Association, as well as Alfredo in La traviata with Pacific Opera Victoria and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Palm Beach Opera. Concert highlights include appearing as soloist in Messiah with the Seattle and Pensacola symphonies, Carmina Burana with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Huntsville Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Bach’s Magnificat and later returned to sing Mozart’s Requiem. Rideout has been a featured soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Naples (Fla.) Philharmonic and BBC Singers.

Kevin Burdette has impressed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his mellifluous voice and dramatic characterizations. In the 2011/12 season, he sings Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Virginia Opera, and Papageno in Die Zauberflote with Opera Grand Rapids. His 2010/11 season included creating the role of The Ogre in the U.S. stage premiere of Xavier Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas with Gotham Chamber Opera, and singing the dual roles of Death and The Loudspeaker in Viktor Ullmann’s Emperor of Atlantis with Boston Lyric Opera. Burdette’s operatic highlights include his debut with L’Opéra de Montréal, singing Claudius in the company premiere of Agrippina, his debut with the Chicago Opera Theater as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and his return to Glimmerglass Opera as Popolani in Offenbach’s Bluebeard. On the concert stage, Burdette debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as the bass soloist in Messiah and performed Wim in the American premiere of Philippe Manoury’s 60ème parallèle with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano. Other highlights include an appearance at Alice Tully Hall as the bass soloist in Brahms’s Liebeslieder Wälzer and his return to Avery Fisher Hall as soloist in Liszt’s Missa Solemnis with the American Symphony Orchestra. An alumnus of the Juilliard Opera Theater and the University of Tennessee, Burdette is a former member of the Opéra National de Paris Young Artists’ Program and San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program.



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sleigh ride

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santa Claus is Comin’ to town

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parade of the Wooden soldiers

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Fantasia on Greensleeves

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Farandole from L’Arlésienne

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Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

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March of the toys from Babes in Toyland

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dance of the blessed spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice

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JANUARY Tianwa Yang Returns January 5, 6 & 7, 2012 SunTrust Classical Series

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Wicked Divas

January 12, 13 & 14, 2012 Bank of America Pops Series

Let Freedom Sing

January 15, 2012 Regions Community Concert

Branford Marsalis Duo and Quartet January 20, 2012

Kenny Rogers with the Nashville Symphony January 21, 2012

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Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 Bruckner - Symphony No. 2

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Organ Recital with James O’Donnell February 21, 2012

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HOLIDAy PIPES WItH ORgAnISt ISABELLE DEMERS isabelle demers, organ siGFrid karG-elert

Choral-improvisation on “in dulci Jubilo” op. 75, no. 2

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Canonical variations on “vom himmel hoch” bWv 769

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dieu parmi nous, from La Nativité du Seigneur

pyotr ilyiCh tChaikovsky the nutcracker suite i. miniature overture ii. characteristic dances a. march b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy c. Russian Dance (Trepak) d. Arabian Dance (Coffee) e. Chinese Dance (Tea) f. dance of the reed pipes iii. waltz of the flowers Audio or visual recording of this recital is prohibited. Isabelle Demers is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, concertartists. com, and records for Acis, Official Partners




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About the ARtist isabelle deMers, organ Isabelle Demers, a native of Québec, is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. She began piano study at age 6, and at age 11 began piano and organ study at the Montréal Conservatory of Music. She studied for a year in Paris at the École Normale de Paris-Alfred Cortot, and received her master’s and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Paul Jacobs. Demers was a featured performer at the 2008 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Minneapolis, and her performance was later broadcast to a national radio audience. She was a featured artist at the 2009 national convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists in Toronto, and was a featured artist


at the 2010 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Washington, D.C. Highlights of her 2011/12 season include her United Kingdom debut at Birmingham Town Hall in October 2011, as well as her Davies Hall and Disney Hall debuts in March 2012. Her recent debut recording on British label Acis was recommended by rhe RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly for its “profound and searching” performances, while Fanfare Magazine noted its “brilliantly played program.” Her second disc, which features the organ works of Rachel Laurin, was released in June 2011. Currently in production is a recording of Max Reger’s seven Chorale Fantasies, funded by a grant from the Theodore Presser Foundation.










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SAntA LOvES tO BOOgIE ray benson, guitar, vocals Jason Roberts, fiddle, mandolin, vocals Elizabeth McQueen, guitar, vocals david sanger, drums david miller, bass, vocals eddie rivers, steel guitar, saxophone dan walton, piano, vocals Selections to be announced from the stage Media Partner

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About the ARtists asleep at the Wheel Can a wheel reinvent itself while it’s still rolling? Sounds like an impossible task, but you never want to say “impossible” to Asleep at the Wheel, a group that’s been around for nearly 40 years and that has recorded more than 25 albums. These days, the Wheel is rolling down a couple of new avenues, including the musical play A Ride With Bob, which stars Ray Benson as himself, encountering the ghost of Bob Wills. Jason Roberts plays the young Wills, Elizabeth McQueen appears as Minnie Pearl, and the rest of the band members are featured as well. Another new endeavor is the adaptation of the Wheel’s repertoire for pops symphony. The Wheel’s innovative spirit is spotlighted in several recent discs. Reinventing the Wheel is

a celebration of American music featuring guest appearances by gospel’s Blind Boys of Alabama and banjoist Rolf Sieker. Willie and the Wheel is a collaboration with Willie Nelson that was originally envisioned by famed producer Jerry Wexler in the 1970s. The idea was revived in 2007, when Wexler and Benson reconnected. Always the producer with a vision, Wexler insisted that some of the tracks should include horns along with the traditional fiddles and lap steel guitar. So with your next encounter with Asleep at the Wheel, you’ll be witnessing something very special: a band that’s been creating genre-busting music for four decades and that’s never been afraid to reinvent itself — inspired by the past, rolling joyously toward a long and shining future.

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A SkAggS FAMILy CHRIStMAS ricky skaggs the Whites – buck, sharon and Cheryl Molly skaggs luke skaggs rachel leftwich kentucky thunder byron house, bass paul brewster, tenor vocals, guitar Andy leftwich, fiddle Cody Kilby, guitar eddie faris, baritone vocals, guitar Justin moses, banjo, Dobro, vocals and tom roady, percussion dirk Johnson, piano Selections to be announced from the stage Official Partners

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About the show Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs and celebrated musical clan The Whites, along with their families, perform Christmas classics and new holiday gems in A Skaggs Family Christmas, a show that combines the love of family and the beauty of song. According to the Nashville Scene, “Take away the monitors, and it seems this might be what it’s like at the Skaggs family homes — a whole lot of music, and a lot of spontaneous enjoyment of homegrown talent.” In 2003, a bus breakdown left Ricky Skaggs, his wife Sharon White and their children Molly and Luke to entertain an Atlanta audience without the award-winning band Kentucky Thunder. The positive reaction from the audience left an impression on Skaggs that wouldn’t go away. An evening of singing Christmas music with extended family cemented the impression, leading to five holiday shows that winter. “Everyone at the Christmas shows kept asking if we had a CD of

this music,” Skaggs recalls. “At the time, we didn’t, but as soon as we got off the road…we went right into the studio and started recording.” The result was A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume 1, featuring 13 of the songs performed in their show. A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume 2, released in the fall of 2011, includes 10 more songs from their show and a bonus DVD from their performance at the Ryman Auditorium. The live show is now in its eighth year, with performances that offer the variety you’d find at any gathering of friends and relatives. Each member brings his or her unique talent and personality, yet the different elements flow into a single statement of love, friendship and faith. As Skaggs writes in the album’s liner notes, “We believe family is one of the greatest things about Christmas.”

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Elcan, 16 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Epstein, 4 Mrs. Irwin B. Eskind, 27 Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind, 16 Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Ezell, Jr., 18 Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Ezell, 4 Bob and Amanda Farnsworth, 9 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Felts, Jr., 3 Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ferguson, 8 Mr. and Mrs. Edmund B. Fitzgerald, 21 Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fleming, 17 Tom and Judy Foster, 6 Mr. Sam O. Franklin III, 16 Mr. and Mrs. David Freeman, 4 Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frist, 19 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., 30 The Honorable and Mrs. William H. Frist, 19 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Frist, 10 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Fritch, 6 Mr. Mario J. Gabelli, 8 Mr. and Mrs. John Gawaluck, 11 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard V. Geraghty, 7 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Gerdesmeier, 6 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gordon, 4 Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Gordon, 30 Robert and Julie Gordon, 4 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Green, 4 Kristen and Chad Greer, 6 Steve Groom, 2 Landis B. Gullett Lead Annuity Trust, 16 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Gulmi, 10 Scott and Kathy Hadfield, 3 JB and Shawn Haile, 1 Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hailey, 17 Mr. Charles J. Hall, 4 Russ and Elvia Harms, 8 Robert L. and Caitlin S. Harris, 4 Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Hays, 19 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Hazen, 11 Mrs. Phyllis G. Heard, 2 Mr. and Mrs. E. Anthony Heard III, 9 Drs. Robert and Alexandra Hendricks, 2 Ms. Sherri M. Henry, 6 Mr. J. Reginald Hill, 10 Damon and Carrie Hininger, 6 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Hinton, 12 Mr. and Mrs. Dan W. Hogan, 6 Ms. Angela Rene Hoke, 1 Mr. and Mrs. William Holleman, 3 Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Holliday, Jr., 1 Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Hooker, 30 The Houghland Foundation, 29 Carol and Ad Hudler, 1 Ms. Angela H. Humphreys, 4 Mr. Franklin Y. Hundley, Jr., 3 Mr. and Mrs. James V. Hunt, Sr., 9 Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ingram, 14 Martha R. Ingram, 30 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ingram, 15 Mr. and Mrs. Orrin H. Ingram, 16 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon E. Inman, 5 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Israel, 19 Mr. and Mrs. Clay T. Jackson, 14 Mr. and Mrs. Granbery Jackson III, 11 Mr. and Mrs. Clint Jennings, 2 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Johnson, 17 Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Johnson, 12 Roy and Marty Jordan, 7 Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Kindig, 3

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at the Arsht Center, as well as plan and engage in education and community programs in the Miami-Dade area. Also this season, he returns to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and makes his debut with the Pacific Symphony. Internationally, highlights of this season include his first European tour with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, concerts with the Slovenian and Strasbourg Philharmonics, the BBC Scottish and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestras, and a return to the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. In summer 2011, Guerrero again led the Philadelphia Orchestra in concert at Mann Center, and in addition conducted the orchestra in their summer residencies at Vail and Saratoga. This followed a busy 2010/11 season that included guest-conducting engagements in five continents: Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. 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 recent seasons he has appeared with many of the major North American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Seattle, 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, The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival, and Indiana University’s summer orchestra festival. 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. Guerrero was formerly the music director of the Eugene Symphony (2001-2008), associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra (1999-2004) and music director of the Táchira Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela.

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Albert-George Schram, a native of the Netherlands, has served as resident conductor of the Nashville Symphony since 2006. While he has conducted on all series the orchestra offers, Schram is primarily responsible for its Bank of America Pops Series. Schram’s longest tenure has been with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where he has worked in a variety of capacities since 1979. As a regular guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Schram in 2002 opened the orchestra’s new permanent summer home, Symphony Park. From 1990 to 1996, he served as resident conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. The former Florida Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Schram as resident conductor beginning with the 2002/03 season. In 2008 Schram was invited to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Bolivia 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 returned to his native Holland to conduct the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Netherlands Broadcast Orchestra. In the U.S., his recent and coming guest conducting appearances include the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Allentown Symphony and the Mansfield Symphony. 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 his initial training at the Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands, then later moved to Canada to undertake studies at the universities of Calgary and Victoria. His training was completed at the University of Washington.

Now in her fifth season with the Nashville Symphony, Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran serves as the primary conductor for the orchestra’s education and community engagement concerts. She has also conducted the Symphony’s Classical Series, Pops Series, and its CD collaboration with Riders In The Sky, ‘Lassoed Live’ at the Schermerhorn. Corcoran has conducted major orchestras throughout the country, including the Houston and Utah Symphonies, and return engagements with the Detroit, Milwaukee and National Symphonies. In 2009, she made her South American debut as guest conductor with Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, returning for multiple programs in 2011. She has developed a reputation for exciting performances. The Tennessean has hailed her work on the podium as “lively” and “fresh.”  Named as Honorable Mention for the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, Corcoran studied with Marin Alsop and shared performances with her and the Bournemouth (U.K.) Symphony and Colorado Symphony. In 2004, she participated in the National Conducting Institute, where she studied with her mentor Leonard Slatkin. She has also attended the Lucerne Festival’s master class in conducting with Pierre Boulez. Prior to Nashville, Corcoran completed three seasons as assistant conductor for the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio and music director of the Canton Youth Symphony and the Clevelandarea Heights Chamber Orchestra. She has served as assistant music director of the 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, and she received her Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Indiana University. She currently serves on the faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival.




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Billy Ray Hearn C. Keith Herron Lee Ann Ingram Martha R. Ingram Clay Jackson Ruth E. Johnson Elliott Warner Jones, Sr. Larry Larkin Kevin P. Lavender Mary Helen Law * Zachary Liff Ellen Harrison Martin * Robert A. McCabe, Jr. Robert E. McNeilly III Eduardo Minardi Gregg Morton Peter Neff Victoria Chu Pao Charles R. Pruett Jennifer Puryear Jesse B. Register Wayne J. Riley Norma Rogers * Anne L. Russell Michael Samis * Mike Schatzlein, M.D. James C. Seabury III

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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 Dr. & Mrs. Howard Kirshner

LifeWorks Foundation The Martin Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Cano Ozgener Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Anne & Joe Russell Margaret & Cal Turner Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner Mr. & Mrs. Ted H. Welch

StradiVariuS Society Gifts of $5,000+ Mr. & Mrs. James Ayers J. B. & Carylon Baker Russell W. Bates Mr. & Mrs. Lee A. Beaman Mr. James B. Boles Mr. & Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Carlton Pamela & Michael Carter Kelly & Bill Christie Mr. & Mrs. Tom F. Cone Hilton & Sallie Dean Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis Marty & Betty Dickens Dee & Jerald Doochin Jere & Linda Ervin Annette S. Eskind The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation

Marilyn Ezell Allis Dale & John Gillmor Mrs. Harold Hassenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Helen & Neil Hemphill Mrs. V. Davis Hunt Mr. & Mrs. David B. Ingram Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram Gordon & Shaun Inman Keith & Nancy Johnson Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Christine Konradi & Stephan Heckers Ralph & Donna Korpman Karen & Jim Lewis Mr. Zachary B. Liff Robert Straus Lipman

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Sheila & Richard McCarty Dr. Ron McDow The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt 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 Dorothy & Joe Scarlett Dr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schatzlein

Mr.* & Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus Ronald & Diane Shafer Nelson & Sheila Shields Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small Michael & Grace Sposato Bruce & Elaine Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Earl S. Swensson Mr. & Mrs. Louis B. Todd Jr. Alan D. & Connie F. Valentine 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 Dr. & Mrs. Elbert Baker Jr. Allison & John Beasley Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup Julie & Dr. Frank Boehm Dr. & Mrs. H. Victor Braren Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Ann & Frank Bumstead Mrs. Patricia B. Buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler James H. Cheek III Richard & Kathy Cooper Mr. & Mrs. James H. Costner


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Mr. & Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin Barbara & Willie K. Davis Andrea Dillenburg & Ted Kraus Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind Bob & Judy Fisher Amy Grant & Vince Gill Kate R. W. Grayken Carl & Connie Haley Suzy Heer Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hilton Ms. Cornelia B. Holland Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Israel Mr. & Mrs. John F. Jacques Anne Knauff Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. Mitchell Korn

Kevin P. & May Lavender Dr. Arthur M. Mellor F. Max & Mary A. Merrell Edward D. & Linda F. Miles Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. Risk Anne & Charles Roos Debbie & Albert-George Schram Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Scott Dr. Michael & Tracy Stadnick Pamela & Steven Taylor Dr. John B. Thomison The Vandewater

Family Foundation Drs. Pilar Vargas & Sten H. Vermund Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery C. & Dayna L. Walraven Carroll Van West & Mary Hoffschwelle Dr. & Mrs. Artmas L. Worthy

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Drs. Rodney & Janice Burt Chuck & Sandra Cagle Michael & Jane Ann Cain Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Calhoun Brenda & Edward Callis Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Jan & Jim Carell Ann & Sykes Cargile Clint & Patty Carter Fred Cassetty Barbara & Eric Chazen Mr. & Mrs. John J. Chiaramonte Jr. Catherine Chitwood M. Wayne Chomik Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Christopher Drs. Keith & Leslie Churchwell Mr. George D. Clark Jr. Dorit & Don Cochron Esther & Roger Cohn 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 Kimberly L. Darlington John & Natasha Deane The Rev. & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller DJMD Philanthropic Fund Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Eaden E.B.S. Foundation Dr. & Mrs. E. Mac Edington Robert D. Eisenstein David Ellis & Barry Wilker Dr. Meredith A. Ezell T. Aldrich Finegan John David & Mary Dale Trabue Fitzgerald John & Cindy Watson Ford Tom & Judy Foster Danna & Bill Francis Cathey & Wilford Fuqua Carlene Hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & Lorelee Gawaluck Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Giacobone Harris A. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Gilleland III Frank Ginanni Ed & Nancy Goodrich Tony & Teri Gosse Mr. & Mrs. C. David Griffin Francis S. Guess Kathleen & Harvey Guion Mr. & Mrs. Arthur S. Hancock Dr. Edward Hantel Janet & Jim Hasson Mr. & Mrs. John Burton Hayes Philip & Amber Hertik Lucia & Don Hillenmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey N. Hinson Judith Hodges Ken & Pam Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Hooker Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Hulme Dr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Humphrey Judith & Jim Humphreys Marsha & Keel Hunt

Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Irby Sr. Rodney Irvin Family Donald L. Jackson Ellen & Kenneth Jacobs Louis Johnson M.D. Norm & Barb Johnson George & Shirley Johnston Mary Evelyn & Clark Jones Dr. & Mrs. David S. Jones Jan Jones & Steve Williams Drs. Spyros Kalams & Lisa Mendes Ray & Rosemarie Kalil Mr. & Mrs. Bill G. Kilpatrick Michael & Melissa Kirby Tom & Darlene Klaritch 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 Robert & Carol Lampe Martha & Larry Larkin Sandi & Tom Lawless Jon & Elaine Levine Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis Margaret & Bill Lindberg Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lippolis Robert A. Livingston Jim & Elizabeth Mancuso Shari & Red Martin Rhonda A. Martocci & William S. Blaylock Scott & Jennifer McClellan Tommy & Cat McEwen Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. McNamara III 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 Pat & John W. Nelley Jr. Ms. Agatha L. Nolen Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat Representative & Mrs. Gary L. Odom Ms. Mary E. Pinkston David & Adrienne Piston Charles H. Potter Jr. Dr. Neil Price & Nancy M. Falls Dr. Gipsie B. Ranney Charles H. & Eleanor L. Raths Sharon Hels & Brad Reed Dr. Jesse B. Register Drs. Jeff & Kellye Rice Drs. Wayne & Charlene Riley Mr. & Mrs. Doyle R. Rippee Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Roberts Margaret Ann & Walter

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Anonymous (5) Jeff & Tina Adams James & Glyna Aderhold Dr. Alice & Mr. Richard C. Arnemann Jon K. & Colleen Atwood James M. Bailey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II Barbara & Mike Barton Betty C. Bellamy Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey K. Belser Barbara Bennett Dr. Eric & Elaine Berg Frank M. Berklacich, MD Mr.* & Mrs. Harold S. Bernard Mark & Sarah Blakeman Dennis & Tammy Boehms Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boyd Bogle III Mr. Jamey Bowen & Mr. Norman Wells Mr. & Mrs. William H. Braddy III Dan & Mindy Brodbeck Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Brown Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Buijsman Betty & Lonnie Burnett



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Robinson Foundation Ms. Sara L. Rosson & Ms. Nancy Menke James & Patricia Russell Mr. & Mrs. John J. Sangervasi Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Saul Dr. Norm Scarborough & Ms. Kimberly Hewell Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Mrs. Wendy F. Sensing Dr. & Mrs. R. Bruce Shack Allen Spears* & Colleen Sheppard Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Tom & Sylvia Singleton William & Cynthia Sites Joanne & Gary Slaughter George & Mary Sloan Drs. Louise Hanson & Walter Smalley Suzanne & Grant Smothers K. C. & Mary Smythe Jack & Louise Spann Stuart & Shirley Speyer Mr. & Mrs. Hans Stabell Christopher & Maribeth Stahl Mr. & Mrs. James G. Stranch III Ann & Bob Street Fridolin & Johanna Sulser Andrew Keith & Donna Dame Summar Mr. & Mrs. Brett Sweet Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mr. Mark Lee Taylor Rev. & Mrs. Tim Taylor Ann M. Teaff & Donald McPherson III Dr. & Mrs. Clarence S. Thomas Scott & Julie Thomas Candy Toler Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Townes Christi & Jay Turner Kris & G. G. Waggoner Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wahl Deborah & Mark Wait Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. B. Wheelock Charles Hampton White Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie D. White Stacy Widelitz Craig P. Williams & Kimberly Schenck Mr. Donald E. Williams Jim & Sadhna Williams Shane & Laura Willmon Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills III Ms. Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Dr. Theodore E. Wiltsie Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe eNcore circle

Gifts of $1,000+ Anonymous (7)


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Mark & Niki Antonini Ms. Peggy Mayo Bailey Mrs. Brenda Bass Mr. & Mrs. James Beckner Mr. & Mrs. Raymond P. Bills Bob & Marion Bogen Mr. Michael F. Brewer Jean & David Buchanan Sharon Lee Butcher John E. Cain III Anita & Larry Cash Dr. Elizabeth Cato Erica & Doug Chappell Mrs. John Hancock Cheek Jr. Mr. & Mrs. W. Ovid Collins Joe C. Cook III Mr. & Mrs. Joe C. Cook Jr. Greg & Collie Daily Mr. & Mrs. Julian de la Guardia Sandra & Daryl Demonbreun Kimberly & Stephen Drake Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dye Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Edmondson Sr. Drs. James & Rena Ellzy Robert & Cassandra Estes Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Ezell Ms. Paula Fairchild Drs. Robert & Sharron Francis Dr. & Mrs. John R. Furman Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Gould Mrs. Charles Hawkins III Keith & Kelly Herron Mr.* & Mrs. John B. Hickox Carrie & Damon Hininger Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Ray Houston Hudson Family Foundation Donna & Ronn Huff Bud Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Toshinari Ishii Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson Peter & Marion Katz Walter & Sarah Knestrick Rachel & John Kuchtey Richard & Diane Larsen Dr. & Mrs. John W. Lea IV Dr. & Mrs. T. A. Lincoln Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Lind Burk & Caroline Lindsey Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lipman Drs. Amy & George Lynch Tim Lynch Dr. & Mrs. Joe MacCurdy Steve & Susie Mathews Lynn & Jack May Jim & Judi McCaslin Emily & Jonathan McDevitt Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Morelli Robert Ness Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Nischan

Dr. Casey Noble Ann & Denis O’Day Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Odom Jr. Inka & Richard Odom Mr. & Mrs. William C. O’Neil Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Orgain Alex S. Palmer David & Pamela Palmer Don & Chris Portell Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Prill Mr. Edwin B. Raskin Susan B. Ridley Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rollins Georgianna W. Russell David Sampsell Paula & Kent Sandidge Dr. & Mrs. John S. Sergent Nita & Mike Shea Bill & Sharon Sheriff Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Shinar Susan & Luke Simons Matt & Kristen Slocum Mr. & Mrs. Brian S. Smallwood Jane Lawrence Stone Hope & Howard Stringer James B. & Patricia B. Swan William & Rebecca Taylor Joe & Ellen Torrence Thomas L. & Judith A. Turk Bill & Cathy Turner Mike & Elaine Walker Jonathan & Janet Weaver Mr. & Mrs. William G. Wiggins Judy S. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Williams Shirley Zeitlin


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Anonymous (14) Jerry Adams Don & Judi Arnold Jeremy & Rebecca Atack Don & Beverly Atwood Mr. & Mrs. James E. Auer Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Austin Jeff & Carrie Bailey Sallie & John Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Bainbridge Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Barton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Bateman Ms. Katrin Bean Scott & Dawn Becker Marti Bellingrath Bernice Amanda Belue Mike & Kathy Benson Dr. & Mrs. Ben J. Birdwell Ralph & Jane Black Randolph & Elaine Blake Dr. & Mrs. Marion G. Bolin Irma Bolster

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Boyte Keith & Lisa Brent Berry & Connie Brooks Mrs. Michelle H. Burgess Dr. Roger & Mrs. Donah Burgess Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burks Gene & Jamie Burton John & LuAnnette Butler James Button Virginia Byrn Mr. & Mrs. Cabot J. & Angelia Cameron Janet C. Camp Mr. Kirk C. Campbell Mr. Thomas R. Campion Michael & Linda Carlson Mr. & Mrs. William F. Carpenter III Mary & Joseph Cavarra Mr. & Mrs. John L. Chambers Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Christenberry Jay & Ellen Clayton Sallylou & David Cloyd Dr. & Mrs. Alan G. Cohen Paul & Alyce Cooke Marion Pickering Couch Richard & Marcia Cowan Ms. Susannah C. Culbertson MariaGabriella Giro & Jeff Davidson Dr. & Mrs. Ben Davis Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis Mark & Barbara Dentz Suzanne Day Devine Mr. & Mrs. Arthur DeVooght Mr. & Mrs. Kenton Dickerson Wally & Lee Lee Dietz Dr. Alan W. Dow II Tere & David Dowland Mr. Frank W. Drake Dr. Jane Easdown & Dr. James Booth Emily & Mark Eberle Dr. & Mrs. William H. Edwards Sr. Dr.* & Mrs. Lloyd C. Elam Dr. Christopher & Wendy Ellis Carolyn Evertson Dr. John & Janet Exton Bill & Dian S. Ezell Ms. Marilyn Falcone 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 Ms. Elizabeth A. Franks Robert & Peggy Frye

Suzanne J. Fuller Dr. David & Kimberly Furse John & Eva Gebhart Dr. & Mrs. Harold L. Gentry Mr. & Mrs. H. Steven George Bryan D. Graves Richard & Randi Green R. Dale & Nancy G. Grimes Mr. & Mrs. Elden Hale Jr. Jay & Stephanie Hardcastle Dr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Hardy Kent & Becky Harrell Dr. & Mrs. Jason Haslam Lisa & Bill Headley Ronda & Hank Helton Kent & Melinda Henderson John Reginald Hill Dr. Anne L. Hillegas & Mr. Donald Hill Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hitt Mr. & Mrs. Richard Holton Ken & Beverly Horner Allen, Lucy & Paul Hovious Margie & Nick* Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David Huseman Sandra & Joe Hutts James R. & Helen H. James Robert C. Jamieson MD Lee & Pat Jennings Jack Jezioro & Ellen Menking Bob & Virginia Johnson Ruth E. Johnson Mary Loventhal Jones Mrs. Robert N. Joyner Dr. Barbara F. Kaczmarska Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kaminski Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kane Thomas Keenan Mr. & Mrs. James Kelso Mrs. Edward C. Kennedy John & Eleanor Kennedy Jane Kersten Patricia Lee & Orville Kronk Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Land Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Lavender Ted & Anne Lenz

Mr. & Mrs. Irving Levy Drs. Walt & Shannon Little The Howard Littlejohn Family Carolyn & Fred Loeffel Mr. & Mrs. Denis Lovell Samuel C. Loventhal Drs. George & Sharon Mabry William R. & Maria T. MacKay Donald M. & Kala W.* MacLeod James & Gene Manning Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Manno Mr. & Mrs. Richard Maradik Steve & Carrie Marcantonio & Family Lee Marsden James & Patricia Martineau Mimsye & Leon May Robert P. Maynard Joey & Beth McDuffee Mary G. McGrath Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Catherine & Brian McMurray Ed & Tracy McNally Patty Meeks Herbert & Sharon Meltzer Dr. & Mrs. Berry Middleton Mr. & Mrs. Rich Miles Drs. Randolph & Linda Miller Dr. & Mrs. Kent B. Millspaugh Dr. Jere Mitchum Diana & Jeff Mobley Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Moffatt Ms. Gay Moon Cynthia & Richard Morin Steve & Laura Morris Margaret & David Moss Dick & Mary Jo Murphy Lucille C. Nabors Larry & Marsha Nager Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Nave Jr. Jane K. Norris Chris & Leslie Norton Virginia O’Brien D. Wilson Ochoa Philip & Marilyn Ollila Patricia J. Olsen



ben Folds, president & Ceo alan valentine and Music director Giancarlo Guerrero announce the launch of the “keys to Music City” campaign at ben’s studio.



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Dan & Helen Owens Frank & Pamela Owsley Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Page Mr. Steven C. Page Ms. Kathern W. Parker Mr. & Mrs. M. Forrest Parmley John W. & Mary Patterson Drs. Teresa & Phillip Patterson Theresa G. Payne Dr. & Mrs. Joel Q. Peavyhouse Steve A. Perdue Linda & Carter Philips Drs. Sherre & Daniel Phillips Mr. Edward B. Phillips Faris & Bob Phillips Mr. John Pope Dr. & Mrs. James L. Potts Mr. & Mrs. John Prine George & Joyce Pust Dr. James Quiggins Nancy & Harry Ransom Tom & Chris Rashford Franco & Cynthia Recchia Candace Mason Revelette Martha & Buist Richardson Mrs. Julie A. Roe Dr. & Mrs. Jorge Rojas Margaret H. Rollins Laura Ross Mr. & Mrs. Dick Sammer John R. Sanders Jr. Samuel L. & Barbara Sanders Geoffrey & Sandra Sanderson Samuel A. Santoro & Mary M. Zutter Cooper* & Helen Schley Pam & Roland Schneller Dr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Schoettle Drs. Carl & Wendy Schofield Dr. Kenneth E. Schriver & Dr. Anna W. Roe Peggy C. Sciotto Dolores & John Seigenthaler Odessa L. Settles Max & Michelle Shaff Patrick & Judy Sharbel Joan Blum Shayne Allen Shoffner Crea & Alan Sielbeck Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Sieveking Sr. Betty B. Sisk Pamela Sixfin David & Robin Small Smith Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Scott Smith Richard & Molly Dale Smith Mrs. Myrtis F. Smith Dr. Robert Smith & Barbara Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. S. Douglas Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smyth Mr. & Mrs. James H. Spalding Ms. Maggie P. Speight Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. Steakley 80

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Dr. & Mrs. Robert Stein Gloria & Paul Sternberg Elizabeth Stewart & James Grosjean Dr. & Mrs. William R. Stewart Craig & Dianne Sussman Dr. & Mrs. J. D. Taylor Lorraine Ware & Reid Thompson Norman & Marilyn Tolk Martha J. Trammell Van Tucker Larry & Brenda Vickers Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Wagner Kay & Larry Wallace Dr. & Mrs. John J. Warner Bill & Ruth Wassynger Talmage M. Watts Mrs. William C. Weaver III Mr. & Mrs. James Webb III Dr. Medford S. Webster Beth & Arville Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wheeler Harvey & Joyce White Adam & Laura Wilczek Vicki Gardine Williams Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills II Gary & Cathy Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Wood Sr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Randall Wright Shu-Zheng & Li Li Yang Jane Yount Roy & Ambra Zent

Mr. & Mrs.* F. Clay Bailey Jr. Ms. Susie M. Baird Dr. & Mrs. Billy R. Ballard Susan F. & Paul J. Ballard Ms. Jenna Barbe Mr. & Mrs. J. Oriol Barenys Dr. Beth S. Barnett Dr.* & Mrs. Thomas C. Barr William & Sharon Baxter Mrs. Teresa A. Beard Dr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Beauchamp 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 William W. Bivins Ms. Helen R. Blackburn-White William & Betty Blackford Joan Bledsoe Mr. James Bonner David Bordenkircher Ms. Donna R. Bostick Jerry & Donna Boswell Robert E. Bosworth Mr. Brian Boxer Mr. David G. Boyd Don & Deborah Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Bradbury III Jeff & Jeanne Bradford Mr. & Mrs. James F. Brandenburg Mr. Mark D. Branstetter Robert & Barbara Braswell Mary Lawrence Breinig Phil & Pat Bressman Jamie A. Brewer Miss Sandra J. Brien Betty & Bob Brodie Kathy & Bill Brosius Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Brown Ms. Roxanne Brown Mr. S. Mark Brumbelow Burnece Walker Brunson Mrs. Margaret J. Bryson Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Buckspan Linda & Jack Burch 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 Mr. Gary Canaday Dori & Byron Canaday Ronald & Nellrena Carr Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Carter Valleau & Robert M. Caruthers Bill & Chris Carver Kent Cathcart Martin & Mitzi Cerjan



FirSt chair Gifts of $250+ Anonymous (39) Henry J. Abbott & Rita J. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. John Abernathy Judith Ablon Ben & Nancy Adams Elizabeth Adams & David Scott Chip Alford Dr. & Mrs. John Algren Carol M. Allen Dr. Joseph H. Allen Newton & Burkley Allen Mr. & Mrs. John Allpress 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. James Armstrong Patricia & Jay Armstrong Mrs. Margaret Arnold Candy Burger & Dan Ashmead Mr. & Mrs. John S. Atkins Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Averbuch Grace & Carl Awh Janet B. Baggett

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Chaballa Evelyn LeNoir Chandler Dean & Sandy Chase Barbara Richards Renée A. Chevalier Mrs. Robert L. Chickey Ms. Dorothy H. Chitwood Bette & Mark Christofersen Neil Christy & Emily Freeman Dr. André & Ms. Doreatha H. Churchwell Mr. Daryl Claggett Councilman & Mrs. Phil Claiborne Drs. Walter & Deborah Clair Bishop Roy C. Clark Steven & Donna Clark Mr. & Mrs. Roy Claverie Sr. Mr. & Mrs. G. William Coble II Mr. & Mrs. Neely B. Coble III Misty Cochran & Josh Swann Ms. Peggy B. Colson William & Margaret Connor Laura & Kyle Cooksey Arlene & Charley Cooper Nancy K. Corley Elizabeth Cormier Ms. Laura Crafton-Sizemore Mr. & Mrs. George Crawford Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Creasy Warner Cribb Mr. & Mrs. Rob Crichton Mary & Jim Crossman Mr. Samuel B. Cruz Dr. A. Keith Cryar R. Barry & Kathy Cullen Julie & Peter Damp Katherine C. Daniel Kim & Roy Dano Mr. Robby Dasher Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Davenport Janet Keese Davies Adelaide S. Davis Ms. Maria de la Cruz Mr. Karl Dean & Ms. Anne Davis Wade & Jeanine Denney

Mr. & Mrs. J. William Denny Ann Deol Dr. & Mrs. Henry A. DePhillips Dr. Joseph & Ambassador Rachel Diggs Ms. Shirley J. Dodge Peter & Kathleen Donofrio Michael Doochin & Linda Kartoz-Doochin Kristen & David Drake Elizabeth Tannenbaum & Carl Dreifuss Mr. & Mrs. Carl Duffield Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Dugger Kathleen & Stephen Dummer Bob & Nancy Dunkerley Ms. Margaret R. Dunn Michael & Beverly Dunn Kathryn & Webb Earthman Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Easterling Patricia & Larry Eastwood Ms. Susan S. Edwards The Rev. Dr. Donna Scott & Dr. John Eley Dan & Zita Elrod Mr. Owen T. Embry Dr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Emeson Ms. Kaaren Engel Ms. Ann Epperson Mr.* & Mrs.* Thomas E. Epperson Ms. Claire Evans Dr. Ann Evers & Dr. Gary Smith David Ewing & Alice Randall Drs. Charles & Evelyn Fancher Kathryn Beasley & Chris Farrell Mr. Steven Fast Michael & Rosemary Fedele Mr. Vincent Fesmire Jill Denmark & William Fialkowski MD Janie & Richard Finch Ms. Deborah G. Flowers Mrs. Katherine H. Fox Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Mary Foxworth Sr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Richard Franz Scott & Anita Freistat Emily & Randy Frey Ms. Heather Funderburg Tom & Jennifer Furtsch Dr. Henry Fusner Lois & Peter Fyfe Bill & Ginny Gable Jim & Michiko Gaittens Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Galbraith Mr. & Mrs. Philip Ganske Mr. & Mrs. George C. Garden Miss Ailish Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Garrett Alan & Jeannie Gaus Em J. Ghianni Mr. & Mrs. Stewart J. Gilchrist Ms. Dianne R. Gillespie Mr. Andre L. Gist

William & Helen Gleason Linda & Joel Gluck Carol A. Gnyp Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gracey Tom & Carol Ann Graham Antonio M. Granda M.D. Roger & Sherri Gray Mr. Joseph F. Green Mr. & Mrs. Luke Gregory John F. Gregory III Mary Beth & Raul Guzman Dr. & Mrs. John D. Hainsworth Byron & Antoinette Haitas Ms. Leigh Ann Hale Cathey & Doug Hall Scott, Kathy & Kate Hall John & Freda Hall Katherine S. Hall Renée & Tony Halterlein Walter H. White III & Dr. Susan Hammonds-White Mr. & Mrs. Clint Hanahan Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Hanselman Patty & Bill Harbison Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Hardison Jr. Joel T. Hargrove Frank & Liana Harrell Mrs. Edith Harris Dickie & Joyce Harris Mr. & Mrs. Jay Hartley Mr. James S. Hartman Mr. & Mrs. Ira Hartman Dr. Morel Enoch & Mr. E. Howard Harvey Robert & Nora Harvey Kay & Karl* Haury David & Judith Slayden Hayes Bob & Judy Haynes Judy & Fred Helfer Doug & Becky Hellerson Ms. Doris Ann Hendrix Ernest & Nancy Henegar Dr. Casilda I. Hermo Dr. & Mrs. George A. Hill Mr. David Hilley Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hilmer Samuel & Melanie Hirt Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hofe Sean Hogan Jim & Kim Holbrook Aurelia L. Holden Dr. Nancy D. Holland James & Christa Holleman William Hollings Dale A. Holmer Paul Holt Drs. Richard T. & Paula C. Hoos Dr. Cherry L. Houston Samuel H. Howard Louis & Lyn Hoyt Dr. Jason R. Hubbard Mr. Adam L. Huddleston Dr. & Mrs. Louis C. Huesmann II Dr. Nedra Huggins-Williams


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Mr. & Mrs. William E. Hughes The Hunt Family Foundation Michael & Evelyn Hyatt Dr. & Mrs. Roger Ireson Dr. Anna M. Jackson Frances C. Jackson Ms. Laura R. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Javorcky Joyce E. Johnson Mary & Doug Johnston Donald & Catherine Joiner Pat & David Jones Frank & Audrey Jones Sarah Rose Jones Ms. Georgia Keeling Jeffrey & Layle Kenyon Edward & Eunice Kern Robert Kerns Mr. Michael Kice Mr. & Mrs. Brock Kidd Bill & Becca Killebrew Louise & Joe Kitchell James L & Dale Knight Edward & Rosemary Knish Mr. & Mrs. Rick Koelz David & Judy Kolzow Sanford & Sandra Krantz Jennifer Kraus & family Ms. Geri Kristof Tim Kyne Anthony La Marchina Mr. Daniel L. LaFevor Dr. Kristine L. LaLonde Nancy & Edd Lancaster Mr. & Mrs. William Lassiter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Lawrence Mrs. Douglas E. Leach Trenton & Shellie Leach Rob & Julia Ledyard Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lee J. Mark Lee Richard & Deborah Lehrer Martin & Eileen Leinwand Dorothy & Jim Lesch Ralph G. Leverett Michael & Ellen Levitt John & Marge Lewis Mr. Marvin J. Liebergot Rick & Shirley Lievanos Marty & Ronald S. Ligon Mr. & Mrs. John Lillie Mr. & Mrs. Mack S. Linebaugh Joanne L. Linn, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linton Keltner W. & Debra S. Locke Jean & Steve Locke 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. Revs. James & Michelle Lunsford George & Cathy Lynch Jeffrey C. Lynch Patrick & Betty Lynch 82

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Sharron Lyon Ms. Francine K. Maas Mr. John Maddux Anne & Joe Maddux Mr. & Mrs. David J. Mahanes III Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Maier Mr. Mikal Malik Mr. & Mrs. Eric J. Manders Ms. Sheila F. Mann Mr. Joshua P. Manning Beverly Darnall Mansfield David & Leah Marcus Robert & Debra Marler Jean W. Martin Abraham, Lesley & Jonathan Marx Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Massie Frank & Laura Mastrapasqua Sue & Herb Mather Lynn & Paul Matrisian Ralph & Lucia Maxson Drs. Ricardo Fonseca & Ingrid Mayer Mr. & Mrs. John D. McAlister Mrs. Joanne Wallace McCall Chris & John McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. McCarty Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. McClure Kathleen McCracken Bob McDill & Jennifer Kimball Mr. & Mrs. Edwin A. McDougle Mr.* & Mrs. William Thomas McHugh Michael McKinley Mr. Brian L. McKinney Malcolm & Jamesina McLeod Dr. & Mrs. Timothy E. McNutt Sr. Sam & Sandra McSeveney Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. McWherter Mr. & Mrs. Martin L. Medley Ms. Virginia J. Meece Ronald S. Meers Janis Meinert Linda & Ray Meneely Manfred & Susan Menking Sara Meredith Bruce & Bonnie Meriwether Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger Dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Miller Dr. Ron V. Miller Jim & Glenda Milliken Dr. Fernando Miranda & Dr. Patricia Bihl-Miranda Mr. & Mrs. Steven Moll Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Montemuro Dr. Michael F. Montijo & Mrs. Patricia A. Jamieson-Montijo Mr. James Elliott Moore James & April Moore Dr. Kelly L. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Steve Moore Mr. David K. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett Dr. Erik B. Motsenbocker Dr. J. Philip Moyers Mr. & Mrs. Charles Murchison Mr. John Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Murray Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers

Allen & Janice Naftilan Mr. James R. Neal Valerie Nelson Dr. & Mrs. Harold Nevels Dr. John Newman & Ms. Rebecca Lyford Leslie & Scott Newman John & Judy Nichols William & Kathryn Nicholson Al Nisley Mr. & Mrs. Lee F. Noel Mrs. Caroline T. Nolen Judy M. Norton Michael & Joanne Nowlin Mrs. Edith M. Oathout Dr. & Mrs. Wills Oglesby Mr. & Mrs. Russell Oldfield Jr. Hunt & Debbye 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 Terry & Wanda Palus Mr. & Mrs. Chris Panagopoulos Doria Panvini Dr. Fritz F. Parl Lisa & Doug Pasto-Crosby Grant & Janet Patterson Dr. & Mrs. W. Faxon Payne John & Lori Pearce Anne & Neiland Pennington Ms. Rosetta Miller Perry Claude Petrie Jr. Mary & Joe Rea Phillips Charles & Mary Phy Mr. & Mrs. James R. Pickel Jr. David & Teresa Pitzer Ms. Julie B. Plexico Viv & Don Pocek Rick & Diane Poen Mr. Van G. Pond Jr. & Mr. David Glasgow Phil & Dot Ponder Stanley D. Poole Mr. Marico Portis Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Priesmeyer Ann Pushin Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ragan Edria & David Ragosin Joel & Elizabeth Rainer Mr. & Mrs. Ross Rainwater Mr. & Mrs. Randall A. Rawlings Nancy Ward Ray Ms. Bonnie D. Reagan Mr. & Mrs. David R. Reeves Ms. Sandra L. Reeves Polly & Mark Rembert Allen Reynolds S. D. & Carole Reynolds Al & Laura Rhodes Mr. & Mrs. Tate Rich Don & Connie Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Richardson Ann Richmond & Darrell Smith Mrs. Jane H. Richmond Mary Riddle



Mrs. Paul E. Ridge Margaret Riegel Ms. Margot A. Riser Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Riven Mr. & Mrs. Brian Roark Ms. Stacie Robbins Mrs. Roscoe R. Robinson Albert & Donna Rodewald Mr. & Mrs. Doug Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. David C. Roland Rodney & Lynne Rosenblum Edgar & Susan Rothschild Jan & Ed Routon Lauren & Christopher Rowe Dr. & Mrs. Don Russo Pamela Lee Rutledge Robert & Karen Sams Ron & Lynn Samuels James & Susan Sandlin Dr. Neil S. Sanghani Jack & Diane Sasson Mr. Donald D. Savoy Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas W. Schlater III Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Schnaars Jack Schuett Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Schultenover Gary & Becky Scott Mr. & Mrs. Robert 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 Miss Alena Shostak Russ Sims & Sophia Lee Mr. & Mrs. Steven Singleton Dr. & Mrs. Manuel Sir Alice Sisk Ashley N. Skinner Dr. & Mrs. David Slosky Charles R. & Vernita Hood-Smith Dallas & Jo Ann Smith Joy & Richard Smith Susan K. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smokler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sneed 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 Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Stevens Jr. Richard & Jennifer Stevens CAPT & Mrs. Charles E. Stewart Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles V Stewart III Mr. & Mrs. David B. Stewart

Mr. J. Cyril Stewart Bob & Tammy Stewart Lois & Larry Stone Mr. Russell P. Stover Tom & Gayle Stroud Gayle Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. James E. Summar Sr. Mrs. T. C. Summers Thomas & Sarah Summers Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Svennevik Dr. Esther & Mr. Jeff Swink Ms. Camille Terranova Dr. Paul E. Teschan Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Thackston Mr. & Mrs. Richard Theiss Dr. & Mrs. William Thetford Mrs. Lillian D. Thomas* Mr. & Mrs. Bob F. Thompson David & Kathryn Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Wendol R. Thorpe Richard & Shirley Thrall Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Thurman Mr. & Mrs. William J. Tichi Mr. & Mrs. William D. Tidwell Scott & Nesrin Tift Leon Tonelson Mr. Michael P. Tortora Mila & Bill Truan Richard, Kimiko, Jennifer & Lindsey Tucker Dr. & Mrs. Michael Tyler Alan & Catherine Umstead Dr. Jan Van Eys Kimberly Dawn Vincent Crystal Walker

John & dr. Mary dale Fitzgerald Jim & kim Crafton



diane & larry Mayberry, linda & dave Miles

david Morgan, Candice dove, Jeanie & Gerald Morgan



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Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Mrs. Bridgette K. Walsh Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd A. Walwyn Ms. Leslie P. Ware Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Warner Jr. Lawrence & Karen Washington Carolyn M. Wasleski Gayle & David Watson Shirley Marie Watts Frank & Jane Wcislo H. Martin & Joyce Weingartner Mr. Kevin L. Welsh J. Jason Wendel M.D. Erin Wenzel Joni Werthan George & Julie West Ms. Jo H. West Linda C. West Franklin & Helen Westbrook J Peter R. Westerholm Dr. & Mrs. Mark B. Whaley Dr. & Mrs. William Whetsell Ms. Harriett C. Whitaker Linda & Raymond White Mr. Michael T. Whitler & Mr. Mark Weber Jerrie Barnett-Whitlow Jonna & Doug Whitman Ms. Eleanor D. Whitworth Ms. Judith B. Wiens Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Roger M. Wiesmeyer Marie Holman Wiggins Mr. Robert S. Wilkinson Frank & Marcy Williams Jeremy S. Williams John & Anne Williams Dr. Pamela C. Williams Susan & Fred Williams Amos & Etta Wilson Carol Ann & Tommy Wilson Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wilson The Wing Family Scott & Ellen Wolfe Ms. Marilyn V. Wolven Edward & Mary E. Womack Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Wood Jr. Mr. Michael T. Woods Mr. & Mrs. Matthew W. Wright Kay & Randall Wyatt Richard A. & Vivian R. Wynn Patrick & Phaedra Yachimski Dr. Mary Yarbrough Mr. & Mrs. Mark 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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You’ve seen them around town — those eye-catching license plates decorated with a saxophone-playing cat, a grinning fish and a colorful rainbow. But did you know they help a worthy cause? Annual sales of these and other specialty license plates provide more than two-thirds of the funding for the Tennessee Arts Commission’s grants programs. so if you love the arts, invest in one of these license plates. Arts organizations that receive Tennessee Arts Commission grants are much better equipped to serve their communities and improve the quality of life for people of all ages and backgrounds. When you purchase one of these specialty license plates, you are:

• Providing the primary source of funding for the tennessee Arts Commission’s grant programs • Funding projects in communities both large and small, urban and rural • Enhancing education and appreciation of the arts

• Building Tennessee’s next generation of artists and art students • Generating tax dollars for the state • Helping to train a qualified workforce • Leveraging private dollars for local arts activities

if you’d like to order a specialty license plate, you can visit your local County Clerk’s Office, or you can order one online at licenseplates/specialty.htm. the nashville symphony thanks you for your support of the arts! Arts organizations can’t succeed in their missions without funds from local, state and national government agencies.

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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 september 28, 2011.

SeaSoN PreSeNterS Gifts of $100,000+

The Martin Foundation PreSideNt’S couNcil Gifts of $75,000+ TM

directorS’ aSSociateS Gifts of $50,000+

PriNciPal PlayerS Gifts of $25,000+ Mike Curb Family Foundation

goVerNmeNt Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County


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Mayor Karl F. Dean

Metropolitan Council

orcheStra PartNerS Gifts of $10,000+ AT&T Blevins, Inc. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Caterpillar Financial Services Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated The Cockayne Fund Inc. Gaylord Entertainment Foundation Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC The HCA Foundation KraftCPAs PLLC Neal & Harwell Publix Super Markets Charities Mary C. Ragland Foundation VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability MetLife Foundation Wells Fargo

It was 1960 all over again when “Hairspray,” an eight-time, Tony Award winning musical, hit the Lipscomb stage with a whirl of hairdos and heartthrobs. It’s just another example of Lipscomb’s commitment to the arts in Nashville. The chair of our theatre department was named one of Nashville’s top ten directors for 2010, and our partnership in staging Blackbird

Theater’s production of “Twilight of the Gods” resulted in a “best new play” recognition. And that’s just part of the story. Experience it for yourself—there are hundreds of arts performances on campus annually that are open to the public for little or no charge. Go to There’s lots to see and hear at Lipscomb. We’re not teasing.

One of our recent performances took a lot of teasing.

artiStic uNderWriterS Gifts of $5,000+ Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Aladdin Industries, LLC Anchor Trailways & Tours BDO Clarcor Inc. Chet Atkins Music Education Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Corrections Corporation of America Cracker Barrel Foundation Dan McGuinness Irish Pub David Yurman Ford Motor Company Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Landis B. Gullett Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Heidtke & Company, Inc. Hi Fi Buys Interior Design Services, Inc. Monell’s Restaurants OSHi Flowers The Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor Charitable Foundation Tennessee Christian Medical Foundation Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

College of arts & sCienCes

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BuSiNeSS PartNer Gifts of $2,500+ American General Life & Accident Insurance Company AmSurg Corp City of Brentwood Dave Nemo Entertainment Delta Dental of Tennessee First Baptist Nashville VOGUE Washington Foundation

Stansell Electric Co., Inc. Sysco Nashville WBUZ Buzz 102.9 / WPRT The Game 102.5 BuSiNeSS FrieNd Gifts of $300+ A-1 Appliance Company ACPspecialT’s V. Alexander & Co., Inc. Alpha Delta Omega Foundation Altissimo Entertainment Bloom Electric Supply Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers Case Selects Wine and Spirits CB Richard Ellis, Inc. Cooper Steel Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Dancy’s, Nancy June Brandon DataMarketing Network, Inc. DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc. Demos’ Steak & Spaghetti House Freeman Webb Company Realtors, Inc. Hoge Motor Company Hunter Marine IBIS Communications, Inc. INDUSCO integrity events, inc. J & J Interiors, Inc. Jack Cawthon/Jack’s Bar B Que National Toxicology Specialists Inc. Nitetrain Coach Prime Properties, Inc. David L. Battis / Edwin B. Raskin Company Riley Warnock & Jacobson Robert’s Western World Servitech Industries, Inc. Trickett Honda Monte Turner/Turner and Associates Realty, Inc. Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. Walker Lumber & Hardware Company

hoNorary In honor of Lin Andrews In honor of Bette Berry In honor of Fredric Blumberg’s 80th Birthday In honor of Eric Chazen’s 80th birthday In honor of Marion P. Couch In honor of Jeanne Crossnoe In honor of Laurie Davis & Meredith Benning In honor of Gov. Winfield C. Dunn In honor of Bob Eisenstein’s 95th birthday In honor of Giancarlo Guerrero In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn In honor of Martha Ingram In honor of Mitchell Korn In honor of Robert Ness In honor of J. Kirby Pate M.D. In honor of Tom Patterson & Mike Eldred’s wedding In honor of James Robinson & Andrea Hatcher In honor of Steve & Judy Turner for their civic leadership In honor of Jerry L. Warren In honor of Dr. Lawrence K. Wolfe’s birthday

iN-KiNd Ajax Turner Company, Inc. American Airlines American Paper & Twine Co. American Tuxedo Big Events, Inc. Branches Dulce Desserts The Glover Group Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Nashville, 4th Avenue Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn McQuiddy Printing Nashville Symphony Volunteer Auxiliary Omni Beverage Co. Performance Studios Mr. James C. Seabury III Steinway Piano Gallery Mr. Thomas L. Turner Tyson Foods

memorial In memory of Carole Slate Adams In memory of Betty Boatright In memory of Scott Clayton, CLU In memory of Catherine Cook In memory of Gerry Daniel In memory of Allen Eskind In memory of Eva R. Garfinkle In memory of John Barker Hickox In memory of T. Earl & Nora Smith Hinton In memory of Davis Hunt

than BuSiNeSS couNcil Gifts of $1,500+ BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust BioVentures, Inc. The Glover Group H. G. Hill Realty Company, LLC The Hendrix Foundation J. Alexander’s Corporation WASCO, Inc.

you BuSiNeSS leader Gifts of $1,000+ Anonymous (1) Barrett Johnston Bryan Symphony Orchestra at TTU Carter-Haston Holdings, LLC Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation Neely Coble Company Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. Direct Solutions DZL Management Economy Pencil Co. J&J’s Market & Cafe Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Purity Dairies, Inc. Stor-N-Lock William Morris Endeavor Entertainment BuSiNeSS aSSociateS Gifts of $500+ APEX & Robert E. Lee Moving & Storage, Inc. Black Box Network Services BMW-MINI of Nashville R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation Broadcast Music, Inc. Buford Lewis Co. Capitol Records CedarStone Bank The Celebration D.F. Chase, Inc. Cornerstone Commercial Real Estate Services Country Music Association Fabricators CAD Service, Inc. Haber Corporation Pam Lewis & PLA Media Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Northgate Gallery, Inc. PICA Group RD Plastics Co., Inc. SESAC, Inc. Sigma Alpha Iota – Vanderbilt Chapter


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In memory of Rodney Irvin (2) In memory of Mildred J. Oonk In memory of Lisa Renegar In memory of Lillie Hollabaugh Rhame In memory of Betty Richards (2) In memory of Lenore S. Schermerhorn In memory of Stanley Udell In memory of Ed Wanner In memory of Sandra Whipple



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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.


december 2011

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

estAte plAnning

nAshville symphony legAcy society leAving A legAcy, builDing A futuRe

When Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened to the public in 2006, we envisioned our concert hall serving many generations for decades to come. If you have that same vision for the Nashville Symphony, then a planned gift can become your ultimate demonstration of commitment and support. You can help us plan for our future — and your own — through this creative approach to philanthropy and estate planning, which allows you to make a significant contribution to the Nashville Symphony while also enjoying income and tax benefits for you and your family. Great orchestras, like all great cultural institutions throughout history, are gifts to posterity; they are built and bestowed to succeeding generations by visionary philanthropists. To find out more about planned giving opportunities, please visit:, or contact Hayden Pruett, Major gifts Officer, at 615.687.6615

the nashville symphony legacy society honors those patrons who have included the symphony in their estate planning

thAnk yoU

Anonymous Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Julie & Frank Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff Charles W. Cagle Donna & Steven Clark Mrs. Barbara J. Conder Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert Andrea Dillenburg & Ted Kraus William M. & Mildred P.* Duncan Deborah Faye Duncan Annette & Irwin* Eskind Judy & Tom Foster Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia James C. Gooch Billy Ray Hearn Judith Hodges Judith S. Humphreys Martha R. Ingram Heloise Werthan Kuhn Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis

Clare* & Samuel Loventhal Ellen Harrison Martin Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor Cynthia & Richard Morin Anne T. & Peter L. Neff Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nowlin Pamela K. & Philip Maurice Pfeffer Joseph Presley Eric Raefsky, MD & Victoria Heil David and Edria Ragosin Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Fran C. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Irvin & Beverly Small Mary & K.C. Smythe Dr. John B. Thomison Sr. Judy & Steve Turner Mrs. Johnna Benedict Watson Barbara & Bud Zander Shirley Zeitlin Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle




guest infoRmAtion

dining At the schermerhorn


open before all nighttime series concerts and most special events, Arpeggio 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. Arpeggio is located in the east lobby, and doors open two hours before the performance. Reservations are preferred; please call 615.687.6400. for more information, visit

symphony cAfÉ

located in the west lobby, the symphony café offers breakfast and lunch on weekdays and casual pre-concert dining in the evenings. choose from a selection of gourmet soups, artisan sandwiches and fresh salads in addition to seattle’s best coffee and espresso. symphony café is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. monday through friday. on concert evenings, the café opens two hours prior to the performance. free wi-fi is available. bARs

seven bars are located throughout the building offering premium spirits, cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water.

visting the schermerhorn RestRooms & wAteR fountAins

cAmeRAs, cell phones & otheR Devices

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. located on the lounge level, unisex restrooms are available for disabled guests needing special assistance.

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.

coAt checK

to enhance the acoustical experience inside laura turner concert hall, guests are invited to 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.


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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.

how mAy we Assist yoU?

pArking & trAnsportAtion

have a question, request or comment? please visit our concert concierge, which is available to help you with anything you might need during your visit. located in the main lobby, concert concierge is open through the end of intermission.

located directly across third Avenue from the schermerhorn, the pinnacle at symphony place offers symphony patrons pre-paid parking at a discount! to purchase, please call 615.687.6401.

conceRt concieRge

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, restrooms, 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. An infrared hearing system is available for guests who are hearing impaired. headsets are available at no charge on a first-come, firstserved basis from the coat-check area on the lounge level, and from the concert concierge. 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. 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. 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.

pARKing At the pinnAcle


valet parking, provided by parking management company, is available on symphony place, on the north side of the building between third and fourth avenues. we also offer pre-paid valet parking; for more details, call 615.687.6401. chAuffeuReD tRAnspoRtAtion

grand Avenue, the official transportation provider for the nashville symphony, offers town cars, sedans, limousines and bus transport for individuals and groups of all sizes. to make a reservation, please contact or 615.714.5466.

ticket sAles the box office is 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 are also available by visiting or by phoning the box office at 615.687.6400. 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.




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Concert Concierge

east atrium

West atrium

box Office


symphony store


symphony Cafe



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West lobby

loge hall loge boxes

arpeggio laura turner Concert hall

loge hall loge boxes

Martha rivers ingram Courtyard

east lobby

founDeRs level 2nD flooR


exit West Grand staircase

east Grand staircase


Classical Conversations, additional bar & restrooms located in third-floor Balcony Lobby


Founders boxes

board room

laura turner Concert hall

Founders boxes

Founders hall



Founders Circle

Coat CheCk


orchestra view

WiFi aCCess

Curb room

ConCert ConCierGe InConcert



Community Concert


Join us for our annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Let Freedom Sing.� A Nashville Symphony tradition for nearly two decades, this free concert mixes classical music, spirituals and popular songs in a program that will appeal to listeners of all ages. Be a part of our very special evening, and help us celebrate the triumph of the human spirit! Along with the Celebration Chorus and Celebration Youth Chorus, the Nashville Symphony will welcome award-winning poet and spoken-word artist Tyehimba Jess. To accommodate demand for seats, ticket vouchers will be available starting on December 5. Tickets are firstcome, first-served, and must be picked up in person from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office. For more information, call 615.687.6400 or visit

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Sunday, January 15 7 p.m.

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What is happening with the Nashville Symphony and in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in December 2011