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Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

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Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19 INTERMISSION

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RICHARD WAGNER CL A SS I C A L S E R I ES

Species, which was published the same year that Wagner completed his score, Tristan is a work that has shifted paradigms. Wagner’s original plan for Tristan as a mere “distraction” from his monumental efforts on the four-opera Ring cycle didn’t last long. He began infusing this ancient Celtic legend of doomed love with philosophical ruminations on desire and suffering. Ultimately, he created a radical musical language that stretched traditional harmony to the breaking point in order to convey the torment of desire. The score proved to be so novel and challenging that it took another six years before Wagner could get the opera produced, and to cap this drama of Tristan’s creation, the original tenor star died after only four performances.

W H AT TO L I ST E N FO R Born on May 22, 1813 in Leipzig, Germany; died on February 13, 1883 in Venice, Italy Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Composed: 1857-59 First performance: Wagner first conducted the Prelude on January 25, 1860, as part of a concert series devoted to his music in Paris. He also prepared a concert version linking the Prelude with the final minutes of the opera (the “Liebestod”), which he conducted in concert in 1863, two years before the opera’s world premiere. First Nashville Symphony performance: November 23, 1948, with Music Director William Strickland Estimated length: 18 minutes

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an you think of another artist who has been so consistently controversial? Even 200 years after his birth, Richard Wagner continues to be a lightning rod. Yet quite a few music lovers who have little use for Wagner in general have found themselves unable to resist Tristan und Isolde. Even those who remain immune to its appeal have to acknowledge the incalculable impact of this work on the history of music. Its profound influence has also been felt in poetry, painting, the theater and film. Like Darwin’s On the Origin of 16

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Instead of an overture that sets a mood or simply extracts some of the more interesting tunes to come, this Prelude distills the essence of the entire opera. It can be heard as a compact tone poem exploring the full implications of desire in a world where it can never be fulfilled. That desire, already within them, is awakened and externalized in both Tristan and Isolde when they drink a love potion they believe to be poison — the intended means of fulfilling their implicit suicide pact at the climax of the first act. The two simplest directions for a melody — ascending and descending — shape the two motifs we hear at the outset from cellos and oboe. The harmony produced at the crossing point where the first ends and the second begins is a landmark in music history and a microcosm of the entire opera. Its ambiguity intensifies our need to hear it “resolve” on a clear harmony, but Wagner denies that desire. After a few more frustrated repetitions of this sequence, a widely spanning melody emerges in the cellos. This element and the stepwise motifs already introduced provide the central material for the rest of the Prelude. Wagner sustains an unprecedented level of tension. The silences only intensify the sense of unresolved longing as the music surges and billows relentlessly in a long-range crescendo toward its shattering climax. Yet even this feels unresolved, and the Prelude back-steps into the music of the opening, now in the lower depths — the music of desire unfulfilled.


of deliriously lush, swelling waves that crest in an oceanic climax — the very climax that was interrupted at the height of their duet and postponed to this moment. As it subsides, the motif of desire from the start of the Prelude finally resolves on a pure, luminous chord that seems to stretch into infinity.

BÉ L A BA RTÓ K Born on March 25, 1881, in Nagyszentmiklós in the Habsburg Empire (now Sânnicolau Mare, Romania); died on September 26, 1945, in New York City Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin Composed: 1918-19, with orchestration completed in 1924; Bartók made further revisions until 1931, and in 1927 he arranged a concert suite consisting of about two-thirds of the full score. First performance: The complete pantomimeballet was first performed on November 27, 1926, in Cologne, Germany. Ernst von Dohnányi led the Budapest Philharmonic in the premiere of the concert suite on October 15, 1928. First Nashville Symphony performance: January 20-21, 1995, with Music Director Kenneth Schermerhorn Estimated length: 20 minutes

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éla Bartók replaced Romanticism’s idealizing tendencies toward folklore with an attitude much more in keeping with the new discipline of ethnomusicology. His work in this field shaped the development of his own composition. Folk sources didn’t supply a mere addition to his palette of sound colors but offered him a way to rethink the very basics of musical language. They gave him an impetus to imagine how melody,

harmony and rhythm could be recharged with a new sense of expressive purpose. Ultimately, Bartók’s research into the local folk musics of Eastern Europe inspired him to forge a freer language and an alternative to the either/or dilemma of tonality versus atonality — a dilemma toward which Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde had substantially paved the way. Bartók explored a language of aggressive rhythms and

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The Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, harp and strings.

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In concert performances, the Prelude is often followed by the music Isolde sings in the opera’s final minutes, when she arrives too late to heal the mortally wounded Tristan. Isolde’s song (performed here by the orchestra alone) has become known as the Liebestod (“LoveDeath”), although Wagner called Isolde’s farewell a “transfiguration.” In her “transfigured” state, Isolde sees the dead Tristan in a kind of ecstatic hallucination. Wagner recapitulates the incandescent final section of their love music from the second act. But he rephrases it into serene patterns


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startling orchestral colors in such works as The Miraculous Mandarin. Before he wrote this piece, he had already revealed a singularly powerful dramatic gift in his chilling one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle and the “ballet-pantomime” The Wooden Prince. The latter’s successful premiere in Budapest in 1917 marked the composer’s first real public breakthrough, though resistance to Bartók’s work (often for political as much as aesthetic reasons) would remain the norm for the rest of his career in Europe. In fact, it’s conceivable that Bartók would have given us more works for the stage if he hadn’t had his fill of frustration with the collaborations involved. The last straw may have been the scandal sparked by the premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin in Cologne in 1926. Musically, Bartók’s tonal adventurousness and eerie sound effects outraged some in the audience, but the scandal itself was triggered by the lurid, near pornographic nature of the scenario, as some of his contemporaries deemed it. The mayor of Cologne even had the new work banned following its scandalous first performance. The Miraculous Mandarin’s libretto was written by Menyhért Lengyel, a Hungarian Expressionist author who eventually emigrated to America and became a Hollywood screenwriter. Cinematic impulses are already discernible in the narrative style of this ballet. Here, as with the preceding The Wooden Prince, Bartók used the term “pantomime” because dance per se is used only sparingly as a narrative device; most of the story is conveyed through mime. Set in a seedy urban neighborhood, The Miraculous Mandarin is a kind of Freudian allegory of desire. The story involves three thugs who use a girl to lure unsuspecting victims to their run-down apartment, where they can be beaten and robbed. Dancing seductively in the window, the girl attracts her first two victims: a shabby old fellow and a shy young student. The third potential victim to appear is a mysterious, automaton-like Mandarin, a wealthy Chinese man. (Despite the work’s avant-garde qualities, Lengyel relied on an ugly stereotype of Asians.) A spooky creature with a fixed stare, the Mandarin chases the girl about the room, so the thugs intervene and rob him. They then try to murder the Mandarin by suffocation, stabbing and 18

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hanging, but he remains freakishly unharmed. Finally the girl embraces him, and the Mandarin begins to bleed and dies.

W H AT TO L I ST E N FO R Even without staging, the music is so graphic that it encourages us to envision the story. Bartók achieves this through imaginative exploitation of all his orchestral resources, including special effects such as flutter-tonguing and unusual tunings. At the end of the complete ballet score — the part he excluded from the Suite — Bartók introduces one of the most disturbing choral passages ever written. It’s simply a bit of wordless texture for a scene in which the “resurrected” Mandarin, having survived the thugs’ attempt to hang him, starts glowing with a “green-blue” light. The Miraculous Mandarin also consolidates a language of vivid harmonic colors and savagely aggressive rhythms that Bartók had learned from the Stravinsky of The Rite of Spring and from the brilliant Technicolor orchestration of the tone poems of Richard Strauss. But the sound world he constructs is different from theirs and recognizably his own. The vivid rush of the opening music immediately establishes the decadent urban scene. In the brass, Bartók evokes the rude chaos of traffic. Sinuous clarinet solos accompany each of the girl’s seductive “decoy” dances. Sliding trombones signal the appearance of a penniless old man, and a young student lured into the apartment is characterized by a timid oboe and English horn. Each of the thugs’ attacks on the unsuspecting johns conjures music of knife-edged violence. A simple, folk-like theme in the brass announces the arrival of the Mandarin, just after the third and most elaborate “decoy music” from the clarinet. A mood of suspenseful eroticism is established (listen for the ironic slant on the waltz) as the girl dances for the Mandarin. Furious chasing music in the strings swirls outward to draw in the rest of the orchestra. Bartók’s use of texture effectively depicts the intensity of the Mandarin’s passion and his suddenly aroused desire. Bartók wrote a brief ending to conclude the concert suite at this point. In the complete Miraculous Mandarin, the thugs try to do in the protagonist, but he revives each


time and tries to grab the girl. Only when she finally gives in to his embrace does the Mandarin expire in a grotesque, spasmodic “love-death.”

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Born on February 29, 1792, in Pesaro, Italy; died on November 13, 1868, in Paris Overture to William Tell Composed: 1828 First performance: The complete Guillaume Tell was premiered at the Paris Opera on August 3, 1829. First Nashville Symphony performance: December 11, 1952, with Music Director Guy Taylor in a pops concert at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym Estimated length: 12 minutes

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f you associate Gioacchino Rossini with comedy alone (The Barber of Seville), William Tell will open your ears to the versatility of this composer’s genius. Rossini was only in his late 30s when he wrote this epic swan song. Afterwards he retired from the Hollywood-like rat race that was the nineteenth-century opera industry. William Tell adapts Friedrich Schiller’s play from 1804 about a legendary Swiss patriot from the early fourteenth century. Tell rouses his fellow peasants to resist the tyranny of their imperial Austrian overlords.

W H AT TO LISTE N F OR Rossini lavished unusual attention on his Overture to William Tell. Instead of the usual single movement, or slow introduction and fast main section, this is an ambitious four-part piece that anticipates the later Romantic genre of the tone poem. Each section corresponds to a dramatic moment in the opera, and the first three sections depict different aspects of the allimportant Swiss landscape. Overall, the Overture provides a thrilling workout for the entire orchestra, each section showcasing different sections of the ensemble.

Rossini begins with a striking effect: five solo cellos blended together — eventually joined by the other low strings — to evoke the sunrise. The pace quickens and suggestive three-note “raindrops” are heard in the woodwinds before all hell breaks loose in a furious storm, which is conveyed through downward sliding half-notes set against a pattern in the opposite direction from the trombones. The third section reverts to the idyllic and reflective mood of the first, but with different colors. The English horn imitates the Swiss alphorn, standing in for a mountain herdsman calling to his flock; a flute joins in dialogue with the English horn. Suddenly, in the distance, a rousing trumpet call, echoed by the horns, sets the pace for the heroic final section. This earworm music has been repurposed countless times by popular culture but never as effectively as in its original context, where it brings the Overture to a pulse-raising conclusion. The Overture is scored for piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals triangle and strings. InConcert

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The Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin is scored for 2 flutes and piccolo (doubling 3rd flute), 3

oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon (doubling 4th bassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, celesta, harp, piano, organ and strings. 

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Born on September 12, 1966, in WinstonSalem, North Carolina, and currently resides in Nashville Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Composed: 2013-14 First performance: With these performances, the Nashville Symphony is giving the world premiere of Ben Folds’ new concerto. Estimated length: 25 minutes

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here’s a neat symmetry to the ambitious project Ben Folds recently decided to undertake with his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. The classical prototype for the piano concerto as a form — the source that has served as a model for composers right up to the present — was created by artists who doubled as performers and composers: Mozart and, in his immediate wake, Beethoven. They were celebrity pianists among their own contemporaries and wrote concertos for themselves to “star” in. An acclaimed and popular singer-songwriter, performer and record producer, Folds has also achieved fame for his distinctive and thrillingly unorthodox keyboard style. “It can seem like it doesn’t really make any sense: to move from a four-minute pop song to a 25-minute concerto,” Folds remarks with a

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trademark note of self-deprecating humor. “But I’ve always been fascinated with the long form. I once had the idea of making one of my albums a single 45-minute piece. That got me a lot of free lunches: free because the record company, the producer and my own bandmates kept taking me out to lunch to talk me out of it, which they did. But now I’m fired up by the experience and want to write more pieces along these lines.” Folds’ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was also created with the Nashville Ballet in mind. This May brings the world premiere of the Ben Folds Project with the Nashville Symphony, which will feature choreography by Paul Vasterling set to Folds’s concerto. “The dare and the deadline came first,” Folds recalls, explaining just how he managed to psych himself into the mindset he needed to begin this daunting effort. He immersed himself in the rich repertory of classical, romantic and early modern piano concertos for a solid year. “I wanted to see where these composers’ heads were at when they wrote their concertos, compared with when they wrote a symphony or a string quartet or another kind of piece. I’ve never felt so close to dead people before. What I don’t want to be is a tourist, but a humble, self-invited guest into their world. And that meant a lot of listening and reflecting on what went into these things.” Folds points out that the greatness of classic composers like Mozart and Beethoven is obviously intimidating. But this look-overyour-shoulder phenomenon is familiar to pop songwriters, too: “It’s similar to people who say, ‘OK, we’ve had the Beatles, now what?’ It can seem things are so well done that there isn’t anything else left for me. But you can’t think like that.” It was reassuring to discover that the composers whose piano concertos “really perked me up” wrote with a harmonic sensibility that felt entirely familiar from his own work as a songwriter. Folds mentions the composer-performers Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Bartók.


On the big scale, Folds follows the everreliable concerto format of fast movement/slow, lyrical movement/butt-kicking finale. And he knows how essential it is to make a big impact with the first movement, which he kicks off with a brief orchestral introduction before the solo part jumps in with a deep rumble in the bass. “There’s a fantasy aspect to the first movement, where I imagined what it would be like if I did these flourishes that I’ve never thought about doing at the piano.” Folds describes the collage-like process that informs the first movement: “We’re in the age of post-Lady Gaga and sampling. The first movement is all about that. It’s overtly and proudly derivative, but never for more than 10 seconds at a time.” His approach was to synthesize many of the inspirations he found

In addition to solo piano, the Concerto is scored for piccolo (doubling flute), 2 flutes (1 doubling bass and alto flute), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, celesta, harp and strings. — Thomas May, the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator, is a writer and translator who covers classical and contemporary music. He blogs at memeteria.com. InConcert

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while immersing himself in the great piano concertos of the past. “It’s essentially built on the excitement of that and on the things that I can do on the piano that other people don’t seem to be able to do.” Against a backdrop of tuned percussion and sustained, shimmering harmonies in the strings, the second movement occupies the emotional space equivalent to the “big song” on an album — i.e., the song whose melody is lovingly allowed to unspool and develop. Folds refers to the inspiring examples of the waltz-like slow movement of Ravel’s Concerto in G and Beethoven’s “Holy Song of Thanksgiving” from the String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, which, he says, “has been my church for the last year.” Deceptively simple, this movement proved especially hard to write, since there’s no “show-off ” factor to lean on. Folds grinningly refers to it as the “Concerto for One Finger” movement. After the slow movement dies out, the Concerto hurtles forward into the final movement, which is introduced by a section Folds likens to Van Halen. The overall feel, he suggests, is similar to a scherzo movement, but it’s not just playfulness he conjures: “The third movement goes nuts — it’s insanity!” Folds also draws comparison to the famously terse poem Muhammad Ali once improvised: “Me/We!” There’s still another aspect to playing “in concert” with the symphony that Folds believes listeners today can treasure: “We see so much emphasis on what’s divisive, how things are unable to work together. What a difference it makes when you see people working in concert with this incredible musical tool that has hundreds of years of wisdom behind it.”

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“Harmonically, this era exists in my music anyway.” And inviting himself into their world, Folds began to realize, didn’t have to mean abandoning his own. In fact, in his student days Folds had serious training as a percussionist — a background that has left its mark on his largely self-taught piano style. He jokes that parts of the score look like they were written as a “Concerto for the Left-Handed Drummer.” Folds was also able to use the knowledge he’s acquired from years of playing with orchestras, but he acknowledges that he had some valuable assistance: “I turned to Joachim Horsely of the film scoring world to help with the orchestration. It’s always been very important to me to be the arranger of what I write — it’s part of the composition. But orchestration is a craft beyond arrangement of the notes. Joachim assured me that even Prokofiev had an orchestrator. Hell, if we had left the orchestration to me, it might have hospitalized the French horn section. There’s also an art to making what you arrange actually speak.  Joachim taught me a lot as we orchestrated this together. It’s not my style to drop off melodies, as most pop artists do, and run. In quite a few places, compositionally, the piano was the last consideration, which is how I often arrange for a rock band.”


ABOUT THE SOLOIST CL A SS I C A L S E R I ES

BEN FOLDS, piano Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinumselling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record and music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. In 2012, Folds reunited with the Ben Folds Five and released a new album, The Sound of the Life of the Mind. The band toured the world in early 2013 and released their first live album, Ben Folds Five LIVE, a few months later. Folds, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony, will perform his Piano Concerto throughout in 2014

as a part of a global symphonic tour. He has also enjoyed a special relationship with symphony musicians, having performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras. Folds has also achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off, which returned to the air in 2013. A Nashville resident, he owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music — from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Eddy Arnold to Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys — have recorded. A member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans for the Arts, Folds is also an outspoken advocate for music therapy and music education.


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ITZHAK PERLMAN WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the Eroica, was an epic game changer that claimed new dimensions for the genre. But in contrast to the Eroica’s epic expanse, the Fifth Symphony is a tightly coiled Greek tragedy, cosmic and anonymous. Even the famously hard-won outburst of triumph toward which it steers in the final movement is beset with questioning. Right in its center, the music suddenly falls back into the pit of terrorizing doubt sounded by the Scherzo, overshadowing the victory. The short-short-short-long rhythmic motif that blasts across its landscape at the outset, with no preliminaries or throat clearing, is not the only source of the first movement’s concentrated power. It also reside in the silences — the implied uptake of breath right before that first note and the chasm of silence between the first and second statements of this idea. (They should be heard together, as a single larger entity.) 24

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The Andante takes the form of a double set of variations. The serene and unusually elongated melody of the first could hardly contrast more starkly with the clipped, militaristic fanfare of the second. To characterize the Fifth as staging the triumph of joyful C major over tragic C minor neglects the details. Along with the return of the spooky Scherzo sonorities in the very heart of the finale, “victorious” C major already appears in the Andante’s fanfares, and there’s something manically comic about the vigorously tail-chasing fugue section in the third movement’s Trio section. This soon gives way to some of the most chilling “special effects” in orchestral literature. The transition linking the finale is a tense passage through the fog in this symphony of heightened tension. “The finale is no romantic ‘triumph’…,” writes commentator Robert Simpson. “The finale has the last word only because it suggests a condition in which human


ABOUT THE SOLOIST ITZHAK PERLMAN, violin Born in Israel in 1945 and trained at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Itzhak Perlman has performed with major orchestras around the globe over his long and celebrated career. He has further delighted audiences through his frequent appearances on the conductor’s podium with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The 2013/14 season takes Perlman to both new and familiar major centers around the world. In fall 2013, he joined The Cleveland Orchestra for their opening-night gala and embarked on a recital tour of Asia with pianist Rohan De Silva. His conducting appearances this season include subscription concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony. Perlman’s recordings have garnered 15 GRAMMY® Awards, and he was honored with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. His most recent releases include Eternal Echoes: Songs & Dances for the Soul (Sony), featuring a collaboration with acclaimed cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot. He has been honored with four Emmy Awards, most recently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for the Future. One of his proudest achievements is his collaboration with film composer John Williams for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos. In 2000 President Bill Clinton awarded Perlman the National Medal of Arts, and he was granted a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003. He currently holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair at The Juilliard School. InConcert

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power can thrive, not because the world of the scherzo has ceased to exist.” Both the Eroica and the Fifth are considered paragons of Beethoven’s “heroic” style. But the Violin Concerto, which premiered in 1806 (after the Eroica and two years before the Fifth), represents a variant path. Here, Beethoven tempers his heroic vision with lyricism and a mood of sustained contemplation. It’s fascinating to consider that Beethoven sketched out ideas for the Violin Concerto in the very same notebook he used for the Fifth Symphony. While the latter required several years to hammer into perfect form, he produced the concerto in a matter of months. Beethoven was accustomed to writing piano concertos for himself as soloist. He tailored this score for Franz Clement, a violinist known for the delicacy and tender refinement of his style — aspects which Beethoven highlights throughout. The span of the opening movement is enormous, but it supplants epic adventure with serene lyricism. Beethoven almost teasingly delays the soloist’s entrance. Along with the melodic beauty of his material, he uses a recurring rhythmic pattern (the very first thing we hear, on the timpani), which suggests another cross-connection with the “fate knocking” motif familiar from the Fifth. Yet this is a concerto, with a protagonist who charms, beguiles and even awes. A signature of this concerto is Beethoven’s focus on the violin’s upper register, especially in the Larghetto. The prayerful calm of this music, centered on a gentle, unvarying theme, provides a framework around which the soloist weaves rapturous decorations. With a brief cadenza as a bridge, the Rondo follows with a theme suggesting a hunting call. This pastoral return to earth fittingly assigns the tune to the violin’s low register, in marked contrast to the stratospheric heights of the preceding movements. “Forthright good humor and uncomplicated rejoicing may rank high as human values,” writes the scholar Leon Plantinga, “quite fit to stand together in the artistic enterprise with expressions of the most profound sort.”


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KENNY LOGGINS WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY Nashville Symphony Matt Catingub, conductor Kenny Loggins, vocals

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS KENNY LOGGINS Kenny Loggins’ remarkable career has spanned more than four decades. Born in Everett, Washington, and raised in the Los Angeles area, Loggins scored a job as a songwriter for ABC/ Wingate shortly after college. One of the first tunes he offered up was the beloved “House at Pooh Corner,” a 1971 hit for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. During his three-year gig at Wingate, Loggins met former Poco member Jim Messina. Their first album, Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In, came out in 1971, and the prolific duo released an album every year until 1976. Loggins’s 1977 solo debut, Celebrate Me Home, went platinum, and hits for both performing and songwriting just kept on coming. With partner Michael McDonald, Loggins won a Best Song GRAMMY® in 1979 for “What a Fool Believes,” and the pair picked up a second GRAMMY® in 1980 for “This Is It.” In the 1980s, Loggins went to work for the movies, delivering the blockbuster title song for Footloose and performing the indelible hit “Danger Zone” for Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Since 2010, Loggins has been onstage with the country trio Blue Sky Riders, which he started with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman. The group released its debut album, Finally Home, in January

2013. Though he’s got 12 platinum albums and a pair of GRAMMY®s under his belt, Loggins is still looking forward to what’s next. “I’ve been lucky that I love what I do,” he says, “and I get to keep doing it.” MATT CATINGUB, conductor Matt Catingub is at the forefront of a new and innovative movement to reinvent pops into a more fun and accessible format. He wears many hats: conductor, performer, composer and arranger. Currently the artistic director/conductor of the Hawaii Pops, the Glendale Pops and the Macon Pops, he was previously pops conductor of the Honolulu Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony and the New Hampshire Music Festival.  Catingub has conducted for some of the most significant orchestras and artists in the country, and he has orchestrated the music for such diverse artists as Kenny Loggins, James Ingram, Boz Scaggs, the Righteous Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Vertical Horizon, Toni Tennille, Michael McDonald, Dave Koz, Toto, Pat Benatar and many others.  A Concord Records artist with many CDs to his name, Catingub also wrote and performed the music for the George Clooney film Good Night, and Good Luck., which won a GRAMMY®.  InConcert

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Composed: 1898-1899, revised in 1900 First performance: April 26, 1899, in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic conducted by the composer First Nashville Symphony performance: April 6, 1954, with Music Director Guy Taylor Estimated length: 40 minutes

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hat is it that causes composers to go in and out of fashion? The popularity of certain works in the existing musical literature can be as unpredictable as that of a brand-new commission. Jean Sibelius’ reputation in particular suffered a nosedive around the middle of the last century, as did that of Edward Elgar, but the longerrange perspective provided by the approaching millennium encouraged fresh assessments, and both composers have benefited from a renaissance of interest over recent decades. Sympathetic and insightful interpreters have revealed what a wealth of musical beauty had been overlooked, and the once-prevalent bias that Sibelius and Elgar were merely conservative relics of a vanished era has given way to a more informed understanding that recognizes different kinds of innovation in their compositions.

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Born on December 8, 1865, in Hämeenlinna, Finland; died on September 20, 1957, in Järvenpää, Finland

When Sibelius first came to attention in the 1890s, critics and the public naturally tried to categorize his music according to prevailing trends. The programmatic content of his first large-scale works resulted in a blend of a more general late Romanticism with a specific element of Finnish nationalism in such works as the choral-orchestral symphonic poem Kullervo (1892). Here, as well as in several other symphonic poems, Sibelius evocatively mined the rich pre-Christian lore of the Kalevala, the sprawling Finnish national epic. Sibelius also briefly toyed with the idea of a narrative backstory to what would become his First Symphony. In fact, both Kullervo and the Lemminkäinen Suite (a vibrantly colorful fourpanel sequence of treatments of legends involving the titular hero, a prominent character from the Kalevala) could be considered unnumbered symphonies. Their scores provided Sibelius with opportunities to develop his remarkable gift for orchestration along with the technique to sustain complex musical arguments. Sibelius started work on the new symphony in the spring of 1898, but he soon abandoned any programmatic intention in favor of a freestanding design laid out in the familiar four movements. The First Symphony ranks with those of Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler and Shostakovich as one of the most impressive debuts in the genre. It foreshadows many of the concerns Sibelius would continue to explore in his cycle of seven numbered symphonies. The true extent of its originality — of its uniquely Sibelian qualities, in terms of both orchestration and formal coherence — has often been overlooked in the inevitable rush toward comparisons with the undeniable influences on the composer, including the German tradition, Finnish nationalism and Tchaikovsky’s symphonies (a somewhat ironic notion, in view of czarist oppression of the Grand Duchy of Finland at the time). But the predictable reference point of the familiar nationalistic works proved to be inadequate. While faith in his indigenous culture and the stunning natural beauty of his country remained key sources of inspiration, the First Symphony shows Sibelius declaring an artistic credo centered on music’s self-reliant power.


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Sibelius launches his First Symphony with an unusually ear-catching timbre by focusing on the clarinet, which is given a lengthy solo accompanied by the timpani’s barely perceptible rolling thunder. This is no melodramatic call to attention, but instead an unexpected introductory gesture that carries the first hint of the profound originality of the music. The instrumental solo might suggest the kind of episodic scene painting familiar from program music, yet the “out of nowhere” character of the music disguises the fact that the work’s thematic material blossoms from it. By the time we reach the start of the finale, for example, Sibelius reintroduces this idea, but now in passionately orchestrated form. Sibelius also derives themes in a less obvious way from this opening solo, such as the second theme of the first movement’s faster section, in which the ornamental turn played by the clarinet is transformed. Another Sibelian characteristic that continues to tempt comparisons with program music is the palpable sense of space being shaped. Already in that introductory gesture of timpani and clarinet, Sibelius effects a sense of foreground and background. It’s not surprising that many listeners are tempted to draw comparisons with landscapes when they encounter this composer’s sound world. Take the moment just after the main Allegro theme blazes forth in full radiance. Sibelius seems to guide us into a more peaceful oasis of birdsong, accompanied by strumming harp. The latter’s sonority, so immediately evocative of an ancient “bard” in programmatic memes of Sibelius’ era, plays an important role throughout: the harp often initiates a shift of perspective at later moments in the Symphony. An imaginatively scored coda brings the first movement to a dark close with a mysteriously preemptive pair of pizzicato chords. In the Andante Sibelius sets melancholy lyricism alongside music with a marchlike impetus, once again creating a sense of dramatically contrasting spaces that range from pastoral interludes to storm-swept skies. It’s hard to resist the crutch of programmatic imagery (by no means intended by Sibelius), but he develops

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the composition through imaginative explorations of purely musical ideas. Following the Andante is a Scherzo that builds on a robust seven-note rhythmic pattern stressed by the timpani. Instead of a contrastingly lightweight Trio, Sibelius refashions ideas from the first movement in the idyllic woodwind writing. The finale (subtitled in the score “Like a Fantasy”) is the movement that has most immediately prompted comparisons with Tchaikovsky, particularly the tempestuous outburst following the slow introductory reprise of the clarinet melody that opened the work, not to mention the impassioned Grand Tune it prepares. Yet the new tone that belongs to Sibelius alone is apparent in his sound world of abruptly opened chasms and terrifying heights. The orchestration acquires an almost sculptural dimension, nowhere more so than in the tragic collapse of the grandiose second theme when it reappears toward the end. “This kind of gesture, the climax that ‘goes wrong’ or selfdestructs,” writes David Hurwitz in his study of the composer’s orchestral music, “will appear in many Sibelius works, and it’s a dramatic device he shares with Mahler.” A grimly chilling conclusion follows, but even this is abruptly cut off by the fateful pizzicato chords that silenced the first movement. It’s neatly symbolic that Sibelius completed his revision of the score (following disappointments from the world premiere) at the turn of the century. In his First Symphony, Sibelius draws on the exciting, emotionally powerful rhetoric of late Romanticism — one reviewer described how the music “rushes forward like an intoxicated god” — but at the same time anticipates something of the rigorous, self-referential logic of the modernist era then dawning. The Symphony No. 1 is scored for 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, harp and strings.


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Composed: Elgar began work on the concerto in 1905, but composed the bulk of it in 1910 First performance: November 10, 1910, in London, with Fritz Kreisler as the soloist and Elgar conducting the Royal Philharmonic Society First Nashville Symphony performance: These are the orchestra’s first performances. Estimated length: 48 minutes

Before international fame and knighthood came his way, Edward Elgar was still struggling to make his name in the provinces. His major breakthrough came with the “Enigma” Variations, which Hans Richter (a celebrity conductor of the era) premiered in 1899, and which have remained one of his most popular works. This success was followed by the large-scale choral work The Dream of Gerontius, which is well worth rediscovering, and several other premieres that soon established Elgar as the preeminent English composer of the time. By 1905 the young Vienna-born violinist Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) — who at the time was rapidly soaring to international fame — referred to Elgar as “the greatest living composer,” an artist he placed “on equal footing with my idols, Beethoven and Brahms. He is of the same aristocratic family. His invention, his orchestration, his harmony, his grandeur, it is wonderful. And it is all pure, unaffected music.” In the same interview with a British newspaper, Kreisler declared that he wanted Elgar to compose something for the violin.

It was as a violinist, in fact, that Elgar had earned his living in his native county of Worcester and when he first came to London. However, like his younger contemporary Sibelius, Elgar decided to abandon the dream of becoming a violin virtuoso and turned instead to the life of a composer. Notes the musicologist Diana McVeagh in her preface to the score: “So perhaps it is surprising that his only violin concerto was not produced till 1910 (after most of his choral works and the First Symphony) and his only violin sonata not till 1918. On the other hand, perhaps he felt that to write a concerto for his own instrument he needed to be at the height of his powers.” In any case, a violinist of the caliber of Kreisler, to whom the Concerto is dedicated, provided the necessary spur. The London-based violinist William Henry Reed, the composer’s later biographer, offered advice on technical matters for the exceedingly challenging solo part. And Elgar created a work of ambitious, expansive scope: a Concerto lasting more than three-quarters of an hour, with an unusually

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proportioned third movement that shifts the center of gravity by positioning a massive cadenza near the end. Kreisler had no hesitation calling this work the greatest violin concerto since Beethoven’s. (Certainly Elgar was aware that he had reserved Op. 61 for his work — the same opus number corresponding to Beethoven’s concerto for the instrument.) And the eminent critic Ernest Newman declared that “human feeling so nervous and subtle as this had never before spoken in English orchestral or choral music.” Elgar reserved a special love for his Violin Concerto and even imagined having a passage from the Andante inscribed on his gravestone. It was the last unadulterated success of his career. The initial response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, but contemporaries expressed puzzlement over the true nature of the work, wondering whether it didn’t exceed the bounds of a conventional abstract concerto. As in the “Enigma” Variations, the very private Elgar seeded his score with coded references to intensely personal relationships. To the published edition he added an inscribed quote from a Spanish introduction to the (French) picaresque novel Gil Blas: “Aquí está encerrada el alma de.....” (“Herein is enshrined the soul of.....”). Not surprisingly, this gesture and numerous other references by the composer and his circle have fueled tireless speculation about an Elgarian “immortal beloved.” The candidate usually put forward is Alice Stuart-Wortley, daughter of preRaphaelite painter John Everett Millais. She was a close friend who became a sort of muse, although the composer remained married to his supportive wife, Caroline Alice Roberts, a.k.a. Lady Elgar, until her death in 1920. Elgar’s nickname for Stuart-Wortley was “Windflower” (to distinguish her from his wife), and two of the concerto’s prominent themes he dubbed “windflower” ideas, also noting in retrospect that what he had created was “awfully emotional.”

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offering a handoff of themes that are closely interrelated. (Two of these are the so-called windflower themes.) His way of introducing the soloist is unconventional: The orchestra builds up to a restatement, but the violin then enters almost mournfully, only completing the first theme. It then elaborates another, more lyrical theme, revealing new layers of haunting melancholy. While Elgar is often touted as a founding father of the English musical renaissance, the strong presence of Continental composers is easy to notice, particularly Brahms in the first two movements (and a touch or two of Richard Strauss). Yet Elgar’s style here often takes on a uniquely rhapsodic air that gives this Concerto a deeply personal emotional depth. After a development in which the soloist withdraws for a long stretch, the reprise imagines new relationships between the orchestra and violin. In the coda the opening theme is reconsidered and becomes increasingly fraught. A movingly elegiac beauty permeates the Andante (in remote B-flat major), with gorgeous writing for the solo violin that memorably incorporates the instrument’s lower and middle voice. Later in the main section, the soloist takes flight in a widely ranging two-measure passage of ecstatic virtuosity, opening the way to a more impassioned section before a tender reprise of the opening. If Elgar were really following the conventional concerto paradigm, all the accumulated emotions would be released in a lighthearted final movement, probably revolving around an excitingly dancelike main theme. But that’s far from what happens here. The longest of the Concerto’s three movements turns out to be even more thematically generous than the first. The swirling figurations of the opening measures point to the extremely virtuosic character of the solo writing. The violin spins perpetual-motion patterns and arpeggio figures but is also given scales in octaves. Eventually, Elgar clears the path for an extended cadenza, a lengthy monologue that is lightly accompanied by the orchestra. Like the most resonant events of a life recalled at a point of crisis, the musical texture incorporates reflections on what has occurred in the previous movements.


In addition to solo violin, the Concerto is scored for2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon (ad lib.), 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba (ad lib.), timpani and strings. — Thomas May, the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator, is a writer and translator who covers classical and contemporary music. He blogs at memeteria.com.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He has won JAMES EHNES, violin numerous awards and prizes, including the firstKnown for his virtuosity and probing ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, the Canada musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has Council for the Arts’ Virginia Parker Prize, and a performed in more than 30 countries on five 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant. continents, appearing regularly with many of Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. 1715. He currently lives in Bradenton, Florida, Season highlights for Ehnes in 2012/13 with his wife and daughter. included the Brahms Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, a tour of Canada with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, a solo recital at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, and return engagements with the Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic and San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Gothenburg and City of Birmingham symphony orchestras. He also toured with his string quartet and led the winter and summer festivals of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, where he is the artistic director. Ehnes has an extensive discography of more than 25 recordings featuring music ranging from J.S. Bach to John Adams. His recordings have been honored with many international awards and prizes, including a GRAMMY®, a Gramophone and six Juno Awards.  UPCOMING EVENTS Ehnes was born in 1976 in Belmont Jazz Festival • March 24-29 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and Musical Theatre Presents Singin’ in the Rain • March 21-23 and 28-30 began violin studies at age 4. He The President’s Concert • April 12 studied from 1993 to 1997 at The 2014 Applause Award Recipient Ricky Skaggs Juilliard School, winning the Peter Mennin Prize upon graduation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BELMONT. edu/music or call 615.460.6408. At age 13, he made his major orchestral solo debut with the InConcert

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After the cadenza, the Concerto builds to a rousing and affirmative conclusion, and the heroic tone of the final measures feels earned, not contrived. Musicologist McVeagh aptly describes the work’s “compelling mixture of passion and inhibition,” observing that this Concerto is “grand and noble, spacious in design however intimately it speaks…. Whoever was the ‘soul’ Elgar wished to enshrine, he has enshrined his own, and the violin’s.”


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iancarlo Guerrero is the Music Director of the Nashville Symphony and concurrently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. His recordings with Nashville Symphony won GRAMMY® Awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Orchestral Performance. A fervent advocate of contemporary music and composers, Guerrero has championed works by several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra and Richard Danielpour. In the 2013/14 season, Guerrero will make several European debuts, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic. In North America, he takes The Cleveland Orchestra on tour and returns to the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati and Detroit. For many years he has maintained a close association with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, as well as with the Simón

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Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and El Sistema in Venezuela. In recent seasons Guerrero has established himself with many of the major North American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Toronto and Vancouver, among others. He is also known to audiences of large summer festivals including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland. He is also cultivating an increasingly visible profile in Europe, where his recent debuts included BBC Symphony Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. A native of Costa Rica, Guerrero gained early experience with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and later spent time in Venezuela as Music Director of the Táchira Symphony Orchestra. Upon moving to the U.S., he studied conducting and percussion at Baylor and Northwestern universities. He served as Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1999-2004 and was Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon from 2002-09.


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KELLY CORCORAN The 2013/14 season marks Kelly Corcoran’s seventh season with the Nashville Symphony. During this time, she has conducted a variety of programs, including the Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series, and made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in May 2012 with the Nashville Symphony during the Spring For Music Festival. In May 2013, she was named director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. This season, Corcoran has return guestconducting engagements with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic, as well as a debut with the Charleston Symphony. She has conducted major orchestras throughout the country, including performances with the Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee and National Symphonies. In 2009, she made her South American debut as a guest conductor with the Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, and returned for multiple subscription programs in 2011. Critic Tim Page of the Washington Post has hailed her conducting as “sure and sensitive.” Prior to her position in 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 Cleveland-area Heights Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, she participated in the National Conducting Institute, where she studied with her mentor, Leonard Slatkin. Originally from Massachusetts and a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for more than 10 years, she received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from The Boston Conservatory and her Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Indiana University. She serves on the conducting faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival. InConcert

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San Francisco Bay Area native Vinay Parameswaran is a 2013 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow. This season, he conducted the Curtis Opera Theater in a production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Last season Parameswaran conducted Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Curtis Opera Theatre followed by appearances with the Vermont Symphony conducting three doubleconcertos with violinists Jamie Laredo and Jennifer Koh. He concluded the season with East Coast tour appearances at the Kimmel Center, the Kennedy Center and Miller Theater as part of the “Curtis On Tour” program. In summer 2012, Parameswaran was one of seven out of more than 130 applicants to be selected as a participant in the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Workshop’s Conductors Institute, headed by Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier and sponsored by the Conductors Guild. In May, he served as cover conductor to Robert Spano in the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s tour to Dresden, Germany, as well as the cover conductor to Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony. Previously, Parameswaran made his Curtis Opera Theater debut conducting a double-bill of works by Davies and Handel. He also led the Curtis Symphony Orchestra twice at Verizon Hall in works by Ludwig, Barber and Danielpour. Parameswaran served as the assistant conductor of Curtis Opera Theater productions of Les Mamelles de Tirésias, The Cunning Little Vixen and Elegy For Young Lovers. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2011 with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble. Prior to entering Curtis, Parameswaran majored in music and political science at Brown University, where he graduated with honors in 2009. He is the only student to win Brown University’s Concerto Competition in two different instruments: piano in 2009 and timpani in 2007.


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Concertmaster Walter Buchanan Sharp Chair

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Kevin Jablonski

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Denise Baker Kristi Seehafer John Maple Deidre Fominaya Bacco Alison Gooding Paul Tobias Beverly Drukker Anna Lisa Hoepfinger Kirsten Mitchell Erin Long Isabel Bartles SECOND VIOLINS*

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Dawn Hartley,

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Gerald C. Greer,

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The Nashville Symphony is deeply grateful to the following individuals who support its concert season and its services to the community through their generous contributions to the Annual Fund. Donors as of February 7, 2013.

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MARTHA RIVERS INGRAM SOCIETY Gifts of $25,000 + David & Diane Black Mr. & Mrs. John Chadwick Mr. & Mrs. Kevin W. Crumbo

Janine & Ben Cundiff Carol & Frank Daniels III Mrs. Martha Rivers Ingram

Richard & Sharalena Miller Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III Ms. Taylor Swift

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WALTER SHARP SOCIETY Gifts of $15,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (1) Judy & Joe Barker Russell W. Bates Martin Brown Family

Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero Dr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook

Mr. & Mrs. Cano Ozgener Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos & Ms. Lydia A. Howarth

VIRTUOSO SOCIETY Gifts of $10,000-$14,999 Anonymous (2) Dale & Julie Allen Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey R. Balser Mr. & Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Mrs. J. C. Bradford Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. W. Ovid Collins Mr. & Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jere M. Ervin Allis Dale & John Gillmor James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Ed & Nancy Goodrich Carl & Connie Haley Ellen C. Hamilton Patricia & H. Rodes Hart

Jan & Daniel Lewis Myles & Joan MacDonald The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt Mr. & Mrs. William Minkoff Jr. Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer

STRADIVARIUS SOCIETY Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. & Mrs. James Ayers Brian & Beth Bachmann J. B. & Carolyn Baker Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup Annie Laurie & Irvin* Berry Mark & Sarah Blakeman Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bottorff Ann & Frank Bumstead Kelly & Bill Christie Drs. Keith & Leslie Churchwell Mr. & Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin Hilton & Sallie Dean Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis The Rev. & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Marty & Betty Dickens Dee & Jerald Doochin Mr. & Mrs. John W. Eakin Jr. Mrs. Annette S. Eskind The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation Marilyn Ezell Ms. Johnna Benedict Ford Tom & Judy Foster John & Lorelee Gawaluck Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Giacobone

Mr. & Mrs. C. David Griffin Francis S. Guess Jack & Jill Harmuth Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hilton Judith Hodges Mrs. V. Davis Hunt Mr. & Mrs. David B. Ingram Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram Keith & Nancy Johnson Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Anne Knauff Christine Konradi & Stephan Heckers Ralph & Donna Korpman Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lee Jim Lewis John T. Lewis Zachary Liff Robert Straus Lipman Ellen Harrison Martin Sheila & Richard McCarty Edward D. & Linda F. Miles Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Musick Anne & Peter Neff Mr. Mark E. Nicol

Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Odom The Paisley Family Victoria & William Pao Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Patton Peggy & Hal Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Pruett Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil Anne & Joe Russell Mr. & Mrs. Scott C. Satterwhite Joe & Dorothy Scarlett Dr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schatzlein Mr.* & Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus Ronald & Diane Shafer The Shields Family Foundation Nelson & Sheila Shields Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small Mr. & Mrs. Earl S. Swensson Mr. & Mrs. Louis B. Todd Jr. Alan D. & Jan L. Valentine Peggy & John Warner Jonathan & Janet Weaver Barbara & Bud Zander Shirley Zeitlin

GOLDEN BATON SOCIETY Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (2) Mrs. R. Benton Adkins Jr. Drs. W. Scott & Paige Akers Shelley Alexander Jon K. & Colleen Atwood Sallie & John Bailey Dr. & Mrs. Elbert Baker Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Billy R. Ballard Ms. Marilyn Bell Betty C. Bellamy Mr. & Mrs. Louie A. Belt 46

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Dr. Eric & Elaine Berg Dr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boehm Jamey Bowen & Norman Wells Randal & Priscilla Braker Dr. & Mrs.* H. Victor Braren Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Buijsman Chuck & Sandra Cagle John E. Cain III Michael & Jane Ann Cain Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Jan & Jim* Carell

Ann & Sykes Cargile Dr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Carter Michael & Pamela Carter Fred Cassetty Mr. Philip M. Cavender Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler Catherine Chitwood Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Clark Dorit & Donald Cochron Ed & Pat Cole Marjorie & Allen* Collins


Jack & Louise Spann Mr. & Mrs. Clark Spoden & Norah Buikstra Christopher & Maribeth Stahl Deborah & James Stonehocker Mr. & Mrs. James G. Stranch III Brett & Meredythe Sweet Mr. & Mrs. Matthew K. Taylor Pamela & Steven Taylor Rich & Carol Thigpin Julie & Scott Thomas Candy Toler Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Townes Risë & Laurence Tucker Mr. Robert J. Turner Drs. Pilar Vargas & Sten H. Vermund Mr. Vince Vinson Kris & G. G. Waggoner Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Wagner Deborah & Mark Wait Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery C. & Dayna L. Walraven Mrs. W. Miles Warfield Dr. & Mrs. Mark Wathen Carroll Van West & Mary Hoffschwelle Art & Lisa Wheeler Mr. Thomas G. B. Wheelock Charles Hampton White Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie D. White Jerry & Ernie Williams Ms. Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Dr. Theodore E. Wiltsie Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Wimberly Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe Dr. Artmas L. Worthy

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Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Lazenby Mr. & Mrs. John M. Leap Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Ledbetter Jr. Sally M. Levine Red & Shari Martin Tommy & Cat McEwen Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. McNamara III Dr. Arthur M. Mellor F. Max & Mary A. Merrell Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo H. Minardi Christopher & Patricia Mixon Mr. & Mrs. William P. Morelli Mr. David K. Morgan Ms. Lucy H. Morgan Matt & Rhonda Mulroy Dr. Agatha L. Nolen Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat David & Adrienne Piston Keith & Deborah Pitts Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Priesmeyer Dr. Terryl A. Propper Mr. & Mrs. Gustavus A. Puryear IV Ms. Allison R. Reed & Mr. Sam Garza Jeff & Kim Rice Anne & Charles Roos Geoffrey & Sandra Sanderson Dr. Norm Scarborough & Ms. Kimberly Hewell Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Scott Stephen K. & Patricia L. Seale Dr. & Mrs. John Selby Joan Blum Shayne Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons William & Cyndi Sites George & Mary Sloan K. C. & Mary Smythe

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Mr. Brian Cook Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. Richard & Sherry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. A. Cowan Dr. & Mrs. Ben Davis John & Natasha Deane Dr. & Mrs. E. Mac Edington David Ellis & Barry Wilker Dr. Noelle Daugherty & Dr. Jack Erter Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind Dr. Meredith A. Ezell Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Ezrin Ms. Paula Fairchild T. Aldrich Finegan Danna & Bill Francis Cathey & Wilford Fuqua Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas R. Ganick Harris A. Gilbert William & Helen Gleason Kate R. W. Grayken Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Hagood Mr. & Mrs. Arthur S. Hancock Suzy Heer Hemphill Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Scott Hoffman Ms. Cornelia B. Holland Dr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Houff Rodney Irvin Family Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Israel Donald L. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. John F. Jacques Robin & Bill King Tom & Darlene Klaritch Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. Ms. Pamela L. Koerner Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Kovach Robert & Carol Lampe Larry & Martha Larkin

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (11) Jerry Adams Eric & Shannon Adams James & Glyna Aderhold Mark & Niki Antonini Ms. Teresa Broyles-Aplin Jeremy & Rebecca Atack Mr. & Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II Barbara & Mike Barton Mrs. Brenda Bass Mr. & Mrs. James Beckner Mrs. Norma M. Bell Bernice Amanda Belue Frank M. Berklacich, MD Mr. & Mrs. Raymond P. Bills Mr. David Blackbourn & Ms. Celia Applegate Mr. & Mrs. Bill Blevins Dennis & Tammy Boehms Bob & Marion Bogen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boyd Bogle III Mr. & Mrs. Gene Bonfoey Jere & Crystal Brassell Berry & Connie Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Brown Jean & David Buchanan Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Mrs. Patricia B. Buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Calhoun

Mr. David Carlton Mr. & Mrs. William F. Carpenter III Clint & Patty Carter Valleau & Robert M. Caruthers Ms. Pamela Casey Anita & Larry Cash Dr. Elizabeth Cato Mary & Joseph Cavarra Dr.* & Mrs. Robert Chalfant Erica & Doug Chappell Barbara & Eric Chazen Donna R. Cheek James H. Cheek III Mrs. John Hancock Cheek Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Christopher George D. Clark Jr. Sallylou & David Cloyd Chase Cole Joe & Judy Cook Paul & Alyce Cooke Teresa Corlew & Wes Allen Nancy Krider Corley Mr. & Mrs. James H. Costner Roger & Barbara Cottrell Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Covert Drs. Paul A. & Dorothy Valcarcel Craig Dr. & Mrs. W. Morgan Crawford, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Bradford Currie M. Maitland DeLand, M.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Demonbreun Mrs. Edwin DeMoss LeeAnne & Carl Denney Peter & Kathleen Donofrio Laura L. Dunbar Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Eaden E.B.S. Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Edmondson Sr. Dr. & Mrs. William H. Edwards Sr. Robert D. Eisenstein Dr. Christopher & Wendy Ellis Drs. James & Rena Ellzy Mr. Owen T. Embry Laurie & Steven Eskind Mr. Matthew Evers Bill & Dian S. Ezell Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Ezell Alex & Terry Fardon Mrs. Nancye Feistritzer Mr. & Mrs. John Ferguson W. Tyree Finch Ms. Deborah F. Turner & Ms. Beth A. Fortune Drs. Robert & Sharron Francis Ms. Bettie D. Fuller Dr. & Mrs. John R. Furman Peter & Debra Gage Carlene Hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & Eva Gebhart

The Nashville Symphony would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the musicians and staff for their contributions. Through their extraordinary sacrifices, hard work and unwavering dedication, every member of our organization is helping to build a sustainable institution committed to serving our entire community through great music and education programs. InConcert

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Ted M. George Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Gilleland III Frank Ginanni Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Goad Jr. Nancy & Gerry Goffinet Mr. C. Stanley Golden & Ms. Andrea J. Barrett Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Dr. & Mrs. James D. Green Dr. & Mrs. Allen F. Gwinn The Evelyn S. & Jim Horne Hankins Foundation Janet & Jim Hasson Mr. & Mrs. John Burton Hayes Ms. Doris Ann Hendrix Dr. Elisabeth Dykens & Dr. Robert Hodapp Ken & Pam Hoffman Ms. Susan S. Holt Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Ray Houston Hudson Family Foundation Donna & Ronn Huff Albert C. Hughes Jr. & Charlotte E. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Huljak Judith S. & James R. Humphreys Marsha & Keel Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Irby Sr. Bud Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Toshinari Ishii Ellen & Kenneth Jacobs Janet & Philip Jamieson Lee & Pat Jennings Mary Loventhal Jones Mrs. Robert N. Joyner Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Kelly Mrs. Edward C. Kennedy William C. & Deborah Patterson Koch Ms. Linda R. Koon Heloise Werthan Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Randolph M. LaGasse Bob & Mary LaGrone Mr. Okey M. Landers Richard & Diane Larsen Kevin & May Lavender Sandi & Tom Lawless Dr. & Mrs. John W. Lea IV Don & Patti Liedtke Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lipman Mrs. John N. Lukens William R. & Maria T. MacKay Joe & Anne Maddux Rhonda A. Martocci & William S. Blaylock Steve & Susie Mathews

Lynn & Jack May Bob Maynard Joey & Beth McDuffee Mrs. Arlene McLaren Dr. Stephen Y. McLeod-Bryant Mr. & Mrs. Robert McNeilly Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. McRae III Ronald S. Meers Drs. Manfred & Susan Menking Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Mericle Diana & Jeff Mobley Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Moffatt Patricia & Michael Moseley Juli & Ralph Mosley Margaret & David Moss Mrs. Betty W. Mullens James & Patricia Munro Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Nave Jr. Lannie W. Neal Mr. & Mrs. F.I. Nebhut Jr. Robert Ness Leslie & Scott Newman Mr. & Mrs.* Douglas Odom Jr. Ms. Divina Ontiveros Dan & Helen Owens David & Pamela Palmer Grant & Janet Patterson Drs. Teresa & Phillip Patterson Linda & Carter Philips Dr. Edgar H. Pierce Jr. Mr. Charles H. Potter Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Potter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Prill Brad S. Procter Dr. Gipsie B. Ranney Franco & Cynthia Recchia Mr. & Mrs. Doyle R. Rippee Mr. & Mrs. John A. Roberts Margaret Ann & Walter Robinson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David C. Roland Mary Rolando Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rollins Georgianna W. Russell David Sampsell Paula & Kent Sandidge Mr. & Mrs. Jay Sangervasi Samuel A. Santoro & Mary M. Zutter Mrs. Cooper M. Schley Mr. & Mrs. John L. Seigenthaler Mr.* & Mrs. Robert K. Sharp Anita & Mike Shea Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shearer Allen Spears* & Colleen Sheppard Bill & Sharon Sheriff Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Shinar

Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Sieveking Sr. Luke & Susan Simons Tom & Sylvia Singleton Drs. Walter E. Smalley Jr. & Louise Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Scott Smith Suzanne & Grant Smothers Mr. & Mrs. James H. Spalding Mickey M. & Kathleen Sparkman Dr. & Mrs. Norman Spencer Dr. Michael & Tracy Stadnick Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. Steakley Dr. & Mrs. Robert Stein Bill & Linda Suchman Bruce & Elaine Sullivan Gayle Sullivan Johanna & Fridolin Sulser James B. & Patricia B. Swan Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mr. Mark Lee Taylor William & Rebecca Taylor Dr. Paul E. Teschan Dr. & Mrs. Clarence S. Thomas Mr. Dwight D. Thrash Dr. Gary Tizard Norman & Marilyn Tolk Joe & Ellen Torrence Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Trammell Martha J. Trammell Thomas L. & Judith A. Turk Christi & Jay Turner Mr. & Mrs. William E. Turner Jr. Bradley & Karen Vandermolen Larry & Brenda Vickers David Coulam and Lucy A. Visceglia Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wahl Mike & Elaine Walker Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Warren Talmage M. Watts Erin Wenzel Mr. & Mrs. James W. White Stacy Widelitz Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Wieck Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Mr. & Mrs. David M. Wilds Craig P. Williams & Kimberly Schenk Donald E. Williams Judy S. Williams Shane & Laura Willmon Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills II Mr. & Mrs. D. Randall Wright Mr. Matthew W. Wyatt Gail & Richard Yanko Mr. Payton H. Young Ms. Jane Zeigler Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Zigli

CONCERTMASTER Gifts of $500 - $999 Anonymous (22) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Abelman Jeff & Tina Adams Carol M. Allen Ken Altman Andy & Karen Anderson Newell Anderson & Lynne McFarland Geralda M. Aubry Mr. & Mrs. James E. Auer Richard W. Baker Mr. Randall B. Ball Susan F. & Paul J. Ballard Dr. & Mrs. Jere Bass Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Bateman Katrin T. Bean Mr. & Mrs. Craig Becker Marti Bellingrath Mike & Kathy Benson Dr. Joel Birdwell Ralph & Jane Black Randolph & Elaine Blake

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Mr. John Blanton Dr. & Mrs. Marion G. Bolin Irma Bolster Mary K. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. William E. Boyte Beverly J. Brandenburg Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Braun Mary Lawrence Breinig Dr. & Mrs. Phillip L. Bressman Anastasia Brown Thomas K. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Buckspan Mr. & Mrs. G. Rhea Bucy Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Burgess Sharon Lee Butcher Dr. & Mrs. Grady Butler William & Mary Callahan Mr. & Mrs. David E. Campbell Mr. Thomas R. Campion Mr. & Mrs. Luther Cantrell Jr. Michael & Linda Carlson

Bill & Chris Carver Mr. & Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Mr.* & Mrs. James W. Chamberlain John & Susan Chambers M. Wayne Chomik Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Christenberry Mr. & Mrs. John W. Clay Jr. Jay & Ellen Clayton The Honorable & Mrs. Lewis H. Conner Elizabeth Cormier Marion Pickering Couch Richard & Marcia Cowan Chuck & Jackie Cowden Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Craig Dr. Robert Crants III Ms. R. Suzanne Cravens Mr. & Mrs. Rob Crichton Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Cruickshanks Jr. Ms. Susannah C. Culbertson


Ms. Bonnie D. Reagan Paul & Gerda Resch Candace Mason Revelette Barbara Richards Mrs. Jean Richardson Mary Riddle Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Roberts Fran C. Rogers W. Don Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Jorge Rojas Dr. James Roth Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Rowan Dr.* & Mrs. Kenneth Rutherford Samuel L. & Barbara Sanders Philip & Jane Sanderson Dr. Glynis Sandler & Dr. Martin Sandler Molly & Richard Schneider Dr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Schoettle Mr. & Mrs. Hank Schomber Dr. Kenneth E. Schriver & Dr. Anna W. Roe Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. Roderick Scruggs Drs. Fernando F. & Elena O. Segovia Odessa L. Settles Max & Michelle Shaff Paul & Celeste Shearer Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sielbeck Pamela Sixfin Ashley N. Skinner Mr. Wesley A. Skinner Smith Family Foundation Robert B. Smith Dr. Robert Smith & Barbara Ramsey Ruth & William Smith Mr. James E. Snider Jr. Marc & Lorna Soble Mr.& Mrs. James M. Sohr Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Sohr Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard Jr. Ms. Karen G. Sroufe Mrs. Randolph C. St. John Gloria & Paul Sternberg Jr. CAPT & Mrs. Charles E. Stewart Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Stroud Craig & Dianne Sussman Dr. & Mrs. J. D. Taylor Eugene & Penny Te Selle Mr. Marcus W. Thompson Mr. Michael P. Tortora Mila & Bill Truan Monty Holmes & Van Tucker Ms. Tammi Turner Mr. & Mrs. Mike Vaden Ms. Rita R. Vann Curt & Kay Wallen Dr. & Mrs. John J. Warner Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Warner Jr. Lawrence & Karen Washington Mrs. James A. Webb Jr. Dr. Medford S. Webster Beth & Arville Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wheeler David W. White Linda & Raymond White Alyson Wideman Mrs. Marie Holman Wiggins Adam & Laura Wilczek Mr. Robert S. Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Williams Vicki Gardine Williams Gary & Cathy Wilson The Rev. & Mrs. H. David Wilson Greg & Debbie Wolf Edward* & Mary E. Womack Mr. Peter Wooten & Ms. Renata Soto Gary & Marlys Wulfsberg Patrick & Phaedra Yachimski Dr. Michael Zanolli & Julie K. Sandine Roy & Ambra Zent

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Mr. & Mrs. Gene C. Koonce Mr. Daniel L. LaFevor Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Land Paul & Dana Latour Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Lavender Mrs. Martha W. Lawrence Judy & Lewis Lefkowitz Mr. David C. Lehman Jr. Michael & Ellen Levitt Mr. & Mrs. Irving Levy Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Lind Dr. & Mrs. John L. Lloyd Mr. & Mrs. Denis Lovell Drs. Amy & George Lynch George & Cathy Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Phil Lyons Herman & Dee Maass Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Macdonald Mr. & Mrs. Don MacLachlan Mrs. Jeannine G. Manes James & Gene Manning Dr. John F. Manning Jr. Lee Marsden James & Patricia Martineau Abraham, Lesley & Jonathan Marx Drs. Ricardo Fonseca & Ingrid Mayer Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. McCall Joanne Wallace McCall Peg & Al McCree Mary & Don McDowell Mr. Brian L. McKinney Mrs. Heidi L. McKinney Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Randy & Edina McMasters Catherine & Brian R. McMurray Ed & Tracy McNally Sam & Sandra McSeveney Ms. Virginia J. Meece Bruce & Bonnie Meriwether Dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Miller Drs. Randolph & Linda Miller Dr. & Mrs. Kent B. Millspaugh Dr. Jere Mitchum Ms. Gay Moon Beth & Paul Moore Mr. Thomas P. Moran Cynthia & Richard Morin Steve & Laura Morris Lynn Morrow Dick & Mary Jo Murphy Teresa & Mike Nacarato Larry & Marsha Nager William & Kathryn Nicholson Mr. Brian M. Norris Jane K. Norris Virginia O'Brien Mr. & Mrs. Russell Oldfield Jr. Judy Oxford & Grant Benedict Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Page James & Jeanne Pankow Dr. C. Lee Parmley Mr. & Mrs. M. Forrest Parmley Dr. & Mrs. C. Leon Partain Ms. Lisa Pasho-Coughlin John W. & Mary Patterson Dr. & Mrs. Joel Q. Peavyhouse Dr. & Mrs. A. F. Peterson Jr. Claude Petrie Jr. Mary & Joe Rea Phillips Faris & Robert Phillips CW Pinson, M.D., MBA Gaynelle Pitner* Ms. Julie B. Plexico Mr. John Pope Dr. & Mrs. James L. Potts Mr. & Mrs. Alvin C. Powers John & Fiona Prine Ms. Belinda A. Pulley George & Joyce Pust Dr. James Quiggins Mr. Edwin B. Raskin Charles H. & Eleanor L. Raths Dr. Amos Raymond Mrs. Ida D. Read

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James & Maureen Danly Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Davenport Maria Gabriella Giro & Jeff Davidson Janet Keese Davies Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis Steve Sirls & Allen DeCuyper Mr. Daniel A. DeFigio Anne R. Dennison Drs. Clint & Jessica Devin Wally & Lee Lee Dietz Tom & Leslie DiNella Karen & Steven Good Josephine Doubleday Tere & David Dowland Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Drake Joe & Shirley Draper Mrs. Sheila D. Duke Michael & Beverly Dunn Dr. Jane Easdown & Dr. James Booth Dr. & Mrs. James E. Edwards Mrs. Clara Elam Mr. & Mrs. William H. Eskind Robert & Cassandra Estes Dr. & Mrs. James Ettien Edgar & Kim Evins Jr. Dr. John & Janet Exton Ms. Marilyn Falcone Laurie & Ron Farris Dr. Kimberly D. Ferguson Ms. Fern Fitzhenry Dr. Arthur C. Fleischer & Family Denise Foote Dr. & Mrs. Armando C. Foronda Mr. & Mrs. David B. Foutch Ann D. Frisch Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Frist Jr. Robert & Peggy Frye Suzanne J. Fuller Bill & Ginny Gable William Joyce & Anderson Gaither Mr. & Mrs. George C. Garden Dr. & Mrs. Harold L. Gentry Mr. & Mrs. Stewart J. Gilchrist Mark Glazer & Cynthia Stone Mr. Benjamin L. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Gould Bryan D. Graves Roger & Sherri Gray Cathey & Doug Hall Dr. & Mrs. Carl Hampf Dr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Hardy Cindy Harper Kent & Becky Harrell Mary & Paul Harvey Mr. & Mrs. Evans Harvill Dr. & Mrs. Jason Haslam Dr. Gerald & Mary Hausman David & Judith Slayden Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Philip F. Head Lisa & Bill Headley Doug & Beth Heimburger Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Heyman Mr. Kevin E. Hickman Mr. David Hilley Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hitt Frances Holt Mr. & Mrs. Richard Holton Ken & Beverly Horner Diane & Bruce Houglum Margie Hunter Nelson Hunter & Becky Gardner Mr. & Mrs. David Huseman Cathy A. Hutchinson Sandra & Joe Hutts Michael & Evelyn Hyatt Robert C. Jamieson MD Bob & Virginia Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kane Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Karr John & Eleanor Kennedy Jane Kersten Ms. Janet Kleinfelter

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Anonymous (32) The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. W. Robert Abstein Maryle & Tom Albin Chip Alford Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allbee Dr. Joseph H. Allen Michael & Charlene Alvey Adrienne Ames Betty Anderson Dr. & Mrs. John E. Anderson Professor Kathryn Anderson Ken & Jan Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Carlyle D. Apple Todd & Barbara Arrants Candy Burger & Dan Ashmead Mr. & Mrs. John S. Atkins The Brian C. Austin Family Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Averbuch Janet B. Baggett* Lawrence E. Baggett Charles & Marjorie Bain Ms. Carolyn C. Baker Drs. Ferdinand & Eresvita Balatico Mr. & Mrs. J. Oriol Barenys Dr. Beth S. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Barr Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bass, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Bauchiero Mr. Curtis L. Baysinger Ms. Michelle L. Beauvais Dr. Sammy F. Becdach Susan O. Belcher Mr. Wesley P. Belden Mark H. Bell Mr. Carl W. Berg Ms. Tyler Berry Cherry & Richard Bird Bill & Donna Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Rebekah Blackburn Ms. Helen R. Blackburn-White Rick & Abby Blahauvietz Marilyn Blake Joan Bledsoe Mr. John Bliss Phil & Carol Boeing Jim & Sydney Boerner Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Bolger David L. Bone Mr. & Mrs. Seton J. Bonney Mr. & Mrs. Roger Borchers David Bordenkircher Robert E. Bosworth Carolyn J. Bowlds Don & Deborah Boyd Jeff & Jeanne Bradford Mr. Michael F. Brewer Ms. Alexis Bright Betty & Bob Brodie Mr & Mrs. Larry J. & Julia Brooks Robert Brown Tom Bruce Drs. Nancy J. Scott & Richard G. Bruehl Burnece Walker Brunson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Bryant Mrs. Susan S. Buck Mr. Nicholas M. Buda T. Mark & D. K. Buford Mr. & Mrs. John R. Burch Sr. Evan & Jennifer Burton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Butler Mr. & Mrs. David R. Buttrey Jr. Geraldine & Wilson Butts David L. & Chigger J. Bynum Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Byrd Ms. Betsy Calabrace Mr. Richard Callahan Bratschi Campbell

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Mr. Kenneth L. Campbell Gary E. Canaday Robert & Melanie Cansler Mr. Mark J. Cappellino Mr. T. James Carmichael Earl & Elizabeth Carnahan Mr. Colin J. Carnahan Karen Carr Amy Carter Ms. Shalonda Cawthon Evelyn LeNoir Chandler Mr. Caldwell Charlet Dr. Walter J. Chazin Mrs. Robert L. Chickey Mr. & Mrs. Cooper Chilton Mr. Joseph B. Christy Teresa C. Cissell Councilman & Mrs. Phil Claiborne Charles & Agenia Clark Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Clarkson Mr. & Mrs. Roy Claverie Sr. Keith N. Clayton Terry & Holly Clyne Dr. Clifford Cockerham & Ms. Sherry Cummings Mark & Robin Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan J. Cole Ms. Danah Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Wiley B. Coley Alma Jean Colley Colonel (ret.) Dr. & Mrs. James R. (Conra) Collier Dr. Clyde E. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Jerry C. Collins Ms. Peggy B. Colson James H. Conger Mr. & Mrs. Randy Cook Mr. Troy E. Cook Donna Cookson Ms. Anne G. Cooper Arlene & Charley Cooper Mike & Sandy Cooper Dr. Jackie D. Corbin & Jan Gressman Kathy & Scott Corlew Ms. Adrienne L. Corn Allie & Landford Correll Paula & Bob Covington Dr. Charles Cox & Dr. Joy Cox Mr. and Ms. Joseph B. Crace Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Crawford Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jeff L. Creasy Mr. & Mrs. David Crecraft Will R. & Jean Crowthers Ms. Kathleen M. Cullen R. Barry & Kathy Cullen The Daly-Ark Family Ms. Margaret M. DAngelo William N. Daniel Jr. Ms. Aurora A. Daniels Andrew Daughety & Jennifer Reinganum Mr. Frederick L. Davidson Ms. Luda E. Davies Frank C. Davis Steve & Julie Davis Mrs. Alyce L. Daws Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Daws Ms. Gloria Deaner Doug & Marie DeGraaf Dr. & Mrs. Roy L. DeHart Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Delk Ms. Betty H. Dennis Mr. & Mrs. J. William Denny Eustace Denton Ms. Molly E. Devine Mr. & Mrs. Arthur DeVooght Mr. John I. Dickson Jr.

Dr. Joseph & Ambassador Rachel Diggs Dr. Tom D. Dillehay Dominick & Lynette Dimeola Ms. Shirley J. Dodge Ms. Angelica M. Dones Kevin J. & Ellen Donovan Michael Doochin & Linda Kartoz-Doochin Mr. & Mrs. William A. Dortch Jr. Mr. Eddie H. Doss Clark & Peggy Druesedow Judith A. Dudley Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Dugger Kathleen & Stephen Dummer Mr & Mrs. Mike Dungan Bob & Nancy Dunkerley Dr. & Mrs. D.W. Durrett Burton Dye Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eades Jr. Kathryn & Webb Earthman Braces by Dr. Ruth Thomas D. Edmonds DVM Bonnie Edwards Dan & Zita Elrod Mr. Vince Emmett Mr. Timothy W. Estes Ms. Claire Evans Bobby & Dawn Evans Tony & Shelley Exler The Farris & Martin Family Mr. Steven Fast Mr. Edward Fedorovich Ms. Karen A. Fentress Dr. Robert G. Ferland Mr. Matt H. Ferry Vince & Dorothy Fesmire Janie & Richard Finch Ms. Jennifer Finger Dr. & Mrs. Jack Fisher Doris T. Fleischer Mr. Joseph B. Fleming III Toni Foglesong Nellie Folsom Mr. Kent T. Forward Cathy & Kent Fourman Mr. Eric P. Fowlds Mrs. Katherine H. Fox Andrew & Mary Foxworth Sr. Ms. Nelle L. Freemon Scott & Anita Freistat Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Debra Frey John C. Frist Jr., M.D. Tom & Jennifer Furtsch Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Galbraith Ms. Elham Galyon Mr. William Gann Mr. & Mrs. Craig E. Gardella Nancy & Ken Gentry Miss Lindsay A. George Dodie & Carl George The Geraghty Family Em J. Ghianni Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Giles Mr. & Mrs. Ralph T. Glassford Linda & Joel Gluck Theresa G. Payne Caroline Goedicke Susan T. Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. Gerald S. Gotterer Tom & Carol Ann Graham Antonio M. Granda M.D. Jay & Suzanne Grannis Mr. & Mrs. Richard Grant Dr. Pat R. Graves Alexander & Simone Gray Mr. Thomas A. Greene Mr. Michael Grillot Mr. James H. Grimes


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Jack T. & Barbara E. Knott George McCulloch & Linda Knowles David & Judy Kolzow Dr. Valentina Kon & Dr. Jeffrey L. Hymes Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kornmeyer Mark J. Koury & Daphne C. Walker Sanford & Sandra Krantz David G. Kuberski Mr. James G. Lackey III Mr. & Mrs. John H. Laird Dr. Kristine L. LaLonde Sharon H. Lassiter Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Latham Danny & Jan Law Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Lawrence Dr. & Mrs. James W. Lea Jr. Mrs. Douglas E. Leach* Dr. & Mrs. Donald Lee J. Mark Lee Mr. David L. Lege Mr. Kyle Lehning Richard & Deborah Lehrer Michael Leidel Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Lester Ralph G. Leverett Mr. Matthew Leverton E. A. Lewis Mr. Adam J. Liff Judy & David Lifsey Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Ligon Mack & Katherine Linebaugh Mr. & Mrs. Billy Livsey Keltner W. & Debra S. Locke Jean & Steve Locke Ms. Deborah Logsdon Mr. Rufus & Evelyn Long Kim & Bob Looney Frances & Eugene Lotochinski

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Samuel H. Howard William Howard Mrs. Winifred Howell Lilly Hsu Mrs. Carol Hudler Mr. Neal Hudson Dr. & Mrs. Louis C. Huesmann II Ms. Jean C. Hughes The Hunt Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hunt Mrs. Beverly Hyde Gordon & Shaun Inman Dr. Anna M. Jackson Frances C. Jackson Haynie & Patsy Jacobs Gregory & Patricia James Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Javorcky Mr. & Mrs. Neil Jobe Mr. & Mrs. David A. Johnson John T. & Kerrie Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Timothy K. Johnson Susan & Evan Johnston Bridgette Jones Jane & Cecil Jones Pat & David Jones Frank & Audrey Jones Pat & Howard Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kanak Dr. & Mrs. Herman J. Kaplan Mrs. Michel G. Kaplan Carly Kear Jamie & Wade Kelley Jeffrey & Layle Kenyon Petter & Courtney Kihlberg Mr. Patrick Kilby Bill & Becca Killebrew Mr. & Mrs. Monty Kimble Kathleen & Don King Drs. Thomas & Vicki King Mr. Alexander W. Kirk

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R. Dale & Nancy G. Grimes Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Groff Anne & Frank Gulley Mr. & Mrs. David C. Guth Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John D. Hainsworth Katherine S. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hannold Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Hanselman Mr. Eric Hardesty Mrs. Edith Harris Mr. & Mrs. James M. Harris Dickie & Joyce Harris Mr. James S. Hartman Mark & Sylvia Hartzog Mr. Michael W. Hayes Peggy R. Hays Stephen & Deborah Hays H. Carl Haywood Doug & Becky Hellerson Mr. Wayne Z. Henderson Jr. Dennis & Leslie Henson Steve Hesson Ronald & Nancy Hill Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hilmer Dr. Becky E. Swanson-Hindman Ms. Christina M. Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hofe Aurelia L. Holden Dr. Nan Holland Mr. & Mrs. James G. Holleman William Hollings & Michael Emrick Mr. James N. Hollingsworth Dr. and Mrs. Doy Hollman Catherine J. Holsen Drs. Richard T. & Paula C. Hoos Bethany Productions- Bethany & Tyson Hoppe Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. House Allen, Lucy & Paul Hovious

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Mary & John McCullough Bob McDill & Jennifer Kimball Ed & Carla McDougle Edward W. McFadden Mr. Alison S. McFarland Dr. & Mrs. Timothy E. McNutt Sr. Dr. Larry L. McReynolds Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. McWherter Linda & Ray Meneely Mr. Julius E. Meriweather Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Roy L. Mewbourne Mr. James A. Meyer & Ms. Lynne Link Sherree Meyers Sheila & Alan Miller Dr. Ron V. Miller David & Lisa Minnigan Mr. Michael Mishu Ms. Nancy Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Steven Moll Anthony & Ariane Montemuro Felix & Shirley Montgomery James & April Moore Dr. Kelly L. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Morreale Scott & Suzy Morrell Mr. Gary Morse Dr. Matthew K. Mosteller Phil Mowrey Drs. Russell & Lizabeth Mullens Mr. & Mrs. B. Dwayne Murray Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers James Mark Naftel Allen & Janice Naftilan Ms. Carolyn Heer Nash Mr. & Mrs. Jerome B. Neal Mrs. Mary T. Neblett Gerald & Jennifer Neenan Mr. Fred S. Nelson Dr. & Mrs. Harold Nevels Dr. John Newman & Ms. Rebecca Lyford Mark & Kaye Nickell

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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 February 7, 2014.

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SEASON PRESENTERS Gifts of $100,000+ The Martin Foundation

Care Foundation of America, Inc.

DIRECTORS’ ASSOCIATES Gifts of $50,000+

PRINCIPAL PLAYERS Gifts of $25,000+ Mike Curb Family Foundation

Mary C. Ragland Foundation Washington Foundation

GOVERNMENT Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

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BUSINESS PARTNER Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 American Brokerage Company, Inc. AmSurg BioVentures, Inc. Blevins, Inc. Carter Haston Real Estate Services Inc. City of Brentwood Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. The Crichton Group First Baptist Nashville Gould Turner Group, P.C. Harmon Group, Inc. Renasant Bank Tennsco Corporation Travelink American Express Travel

BUSINESS ASSOCIATES Gifts of $500 - $1,249 Anonymous (1) A-1 Appliance Company V. Alexander & Co., Inc. R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation Burger Up Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre D.F. Chase, Inc. Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation Creative Artists Agency The Buzz 102.9 / The Game 102.5 / Game2 94.9 / The LIGHT 102.1 Enfinity Engineering, LLC Haber Corporation Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville INDUSCO Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Quanta Computer Nashville RD Plastics Co., Inc. Richard Fletcher of 511 Group Inc. Stansell Electric Company, Inc. Stites & Harbison, PLLC Sysco Nashville Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. VSA Arts Tennessee Walker Lumber & Hardware Company Walmart DC 6062 IN-KIND AARP Tennessee Ajax Turner Co., Inc. American Airlines American Tuxedo Crowe Horwath LLP Dulce Desserts Stephen M. Emahiser The Glover Group Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Nashville, Hilton Nashville Downtown Just Love Coffee Roasters Ms. Sally M. Levine

Lipman Brothers McQuiddy Printing CAPT & Mrs. Charles E. Stewart Jr. Nashville Symphony Volunteer Auxiliary NAXOS OSHi Floral DĂŠcor Studio Premier Parking of Tennessee MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES American General Life & Accident American International Group, Inc. Atmos Energy AT&T Higher Education/Cultural Matching Gift Program Bank of America BCD Travel Becton Dickinson & Co. CA Matching Gifts Program Caterpillar Foundation Cigna Foundation Community Health Systems Foundation Eaton Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation First Data Foundation First Tennessee The Frist Foundation GE Foundation Hachette Book Group IBM Corporation Illinois Tool Works Foundation McKesson Foundation Merrill Lynch & Co Foundation, Inc. Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Nissan Gift Matching Program Regions Scottrade Square D Foundation Matching Gift Program Shell Oil Company Foundation Starbucks Matching Gifts Program The Aspect Matching Gifts Program The HCA Foundation The Meredith Corporation Foundation The Prudential Foundation The Stanley Works U.S. Bancorp Foundation Williams Community Relation

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ARTISTIC UNDERWRITERS Gifts of $5,000- $9,999 A.C. Entertainment Inc. BDO Chet Atkins Music Education Fund Of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee The Cockayne Fund Inc. Cracker Barrel Foundation Samuel M. Fleming Foundation Freeman Webb, Inc. Landis B. Gullett Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown KraftCPAs PLLC OSHi Floral Decor Studio PwC Wells Fargo

BUSINESS LEADER Gifts of $1,250 - $2,499 Calsonic Kansei J. Alexander's Corporation Universal Lighting Technologies William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

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ORCHESTRA PARTNERS Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Caterpillar Financial Services Corrections Corporation of America Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Griffin Technology The HCA Foundation Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation The Hendrix Foundation Neal & Harwell, PLC Nordstrom Community Giving Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation


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The Nashville Symphony wishes to acknowledge and thank the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their commitment to the Symphony. This list recognizes donors who contributed $15,000 or more to one of the Symphony’s endowment or capital campaigns. These capital campaigns make it possible to ensure a sustainable future for a nationally recognized orchestra worthy of Music City. $1M+

Dollar General Corporation Laura Turner Dugas The Frist Foundation Amy Grant & Vince Gill Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Hays HCA Ingram Charitable Fund Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram The Martin Foundation Ellen Harrison Martin Mr. & Mrs. R. Clayton McWhorter The Memorial Foundation Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Anne* & Dick Ragsdale Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Estate of Walter B & Huldah Cheek Sharp State of Tennessee 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

Mr. Tom Black Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Giarratana Development, LLC Carl & Connie Haley Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes

HCA Foundation, in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Regions Bank Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III

Estate of Anita Stallworth SunTrust Bank Tennessee Arts Commission Laura Anne Turner

$250,000+

American Constructors, Inc. Barbara & Jack Bovender American Retirement Corp. Connie & Tom Cigarran E.B.S. Foundation Gordon & Shaun Inman

Harry & Jan Jacobson The Judy & Noah Liff Foundation Robert Straus Lipman Mrs. Jack C. Massey* Mr. & Mrs. Henry McCall Lynn & Ken Melkus

Richard L. & Sharalena Miller National Endowment for the Arts Justin & Valere Potter Foundation Irvin & Beverly Small Anne H. & Robert K. Zelle

$100,000+

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Allen Phyllis & Ben* Alper Andrews Cadillac/Land Rover Nashville Averitt Express Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton BellSouth Julie & Frank Boehm Richard & Judith Bracken Mr. & Mrs. James C. Bradford Jr. Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC The Charles R. Carroll Family Fred J. Cassetty Mr.* & Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff Leslie Sharp Christodoulopoulos Charitable Trust CLARCOR Mr. & Mrs. William S. Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fite Cone Corrections Corporation of America Estate of Dorothy Parkes Cox Janine, Ben, John & Jenny Cundiff Deloitte & Touche LLP The Rev. Canon & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Marty & Betty Dickens Michael D. & Carol E. Ennis Family Annette & Irwin* Eskind The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation

The M. Stratton Foster Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Franklin Front Brown Todd LLC Gannett Foundation / The Tennessean Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Gordon & Constance Gee Genesco Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joel C. Gordon Guardsmark, LLC Billy Ray & Joan* Hearn The Hendrix Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Hooker & Family Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Warner Jones Walter & Sarah Knestrick ESaDesign Team Earl Swensson Associates Inc. I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. KSi/Structural Engineers Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain PC Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wiehl Lazenby Sally M. Levine Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Nashville Symphony Chorus Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Pat & John W. Nelley Jr.

O’Charley’s Partnership 2000 Bonnie & David Perdue Mr. & Mrs. Philip Maurice Pfeffer Mr. & Mrs. Dale W. Polley Mary C. Ragland Foundation The John M. Rivers Jr. Foundation Inc. Carol & John Rochford Mr. & Mrs. Alex A. Rogers Anne & Joseph Russell & Family Daniel & Monica Scokin Bill & Sharon Sheriff Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Luke & Susan Simons Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Smith Barbara & Lester* Speyer The Starr Foundation Hope & Howard Stringer Louis B. & Patricia C. Todd Jr. Lillias & Fred Viehmann The Henry Laird Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Wendell Mr. David M. Wilds Mr. & Mrs. W. Ridley Wills III Mr. & Mrs. David K. Wilson

$50,000+

Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew LLP American Airlines American General Life & Accident Insurance Company

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz J B & Carylon Baker Dr. & Mrs. T.B. Boyd III William H. Braddy III

Dr. Ian & Katherine* Brick Mr. & Mrs.* Martin S. Brown Sr. Michael & Jane Ann Cain Mike Curb/Curb Records Inc. The Danner Foundation

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AmSouth Foundation Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation The Ayers Foundation Bank of America Alvin & Sally Beaman Foundation Lee A. Beaman, Trustee Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Bottorff Ann* & Monroe* Carell Caterpillar Inc. & Its Employees The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mike Curb Family Foundation CaremarkRx Greg & Collie Daily

$500,000+

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Ro’s Oriental Rugs, Inc. Mrs. Dan C. Rudy* Mary Ruth & Bob Shell Mr. & Mrs. Richard Speer Stites & Harbison, PLLC Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Sullivan Alan D. Valentine Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Estate of Christine Glenn Webb David & Gail Williams Nicholas S. Zeppos & Lydia A. Howarth

$25,000+

AMSURG Family of Kenneth Schermerhorn The Bank of Nashville Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Tom & Wendy Beasley The Bernard Family Foundation The Honorable Philip Bredesen & Ms. Andrea Conte The Very Rev. Robert E. & Linda M. Brodie Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bumstead Community Counselling Service Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. Doug & Sondra Cruickshanks Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Dale Gail & Ted DeDee In Memory of Ann F. Eisenstein Enco Materials, Inc./Wilber Sensing Jr., Chair Emeritus Nancy Leach & Bill Hoskins John & Carole Ferguson Estate of Dudley C. Fort Mr. & Mrs. F. Tom Foster Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Frazier John & Lorelee Gawaluck Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero Mr. & Mrs. James Earl Hastings Hawkins Partners, Inc. Landscape Architects Neil & Helen Hemphill Hilton Nashville Downtown In Memory of Ellen Bowers Hofstead Hudson Family Foundation Iroquois Capital Group, LLC John F. & Jane Berry Jacques Mercedes E. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Kinnard KraftCPAs PLLC Estate of Barbara J. Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman The Howard Littlejohn Family The Loventhal and Jones Families Mimsye & Leon May Kevin P. & Deborah A. McDermott Rock & Linda Morphis Carole & Ed Nelson Nissan North America, Inc.

Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. Larry D. Odom, Chairman/CEO Hal N. & Peggy S. Pennington Celeste Casey* & James Hugh Reed III* Renasant Bank Jan & Stephen S. Riven Lavona & Clyde Russell Dr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schatzlein Kenneth D. Schermerhorn* Lucy & Wilbur Sensing Nelson & Sheila Shields Michael & Lisa Shmerling Joanne & Gary Slaughter Doug & Nan Smith Hans & Nancy Stabell Ann & Robert H. Street Mr. & Mrs. William J. Tyne Washington Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. W. Ridley Wills II Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Wimberly Janet & Alan Yuspeh Shirley Zeitlin

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Kent & Donna Adams Ruth Crockarell Adkins Aladdin Industries, LLC American Brokerage Company, Inc. American Paper & Twine Co. Mr. & Mrs. William F. Andrews Dr. Alice A. & Mr. Richard Arnemann Mr. & Mrs. J. Hunter Atkins Sue G. Atkinson Mr. & Mrs. Albert Balestiere Baring Industries Brenda C. Bass Russell W. Bates James S. & Jane C. Beard Allison & John Beasley Ruth Bennett & Steve Croxall Frank & Elizabeth Berklacich Ann & Jobe* Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Bogle III John Auston Bridges Mr. & Mrs. Roger T. Briggs Jr. Cathy & Martin Brown Jr. Grennebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Patricia & Manny* Buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack Terry W. Chandler Neil & Emily Christy Chase Cole Dr. & Mrs. Lindsey W. Cooper Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew D. Crawford Barbara & Willie K. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Arthur C. DeVooght Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Dobson V Mike & Carolyn Edwards Mr. John W. Eley & Ms. Donna J. Scott

Sylvia & Robert H. Elman Martin & Alice Emmett Larry P. & Diane M. English Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind Bob & Judy Fisher Karen & Eugene C. Fleming Mr. & Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II Cathey & Wilford Fuqua Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Gaeto The Grimstad & Stream Families Heidtke & Company, Inc. Robert C. Hilton Dr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Humphrey Franklin Y. Hundley Jr. Margie & Nick* Hunter Joseph Hutts Mr. & Mrs. T.J. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. David B. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Russell A. Jones Jr. John Kelingos Education Fund Beatriz Perez & Paul Knollmaier Pamela & Michael Koban Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Langone Richard & Delorse Lewis Robert A. Livingston Frances & Eugene Lotochinski Mr.* & Mrs. Robert C.H. Mathews, Jr. Betsy Vinson McInnes Jack & Lynn May Mr. & Mrs. James Lee McGregor Dr. & Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod MR. & Mrs. Robert E. McNeilly III Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor Mary & Max Merrell Donald J. & Hillary L. Meyers Christopher & Patricia Mixon

NewsChannel 5 Network Susan & Rick Oliver Piedmont Natural Gas David & Adrienne Piston Charles H. Potter Jr. Joseph & Edna Presley Nancy M. Falls & Neil M. Price Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Pruett Linda & Art Rebrovick Mr. & Mrs. Doyle R. Rippee Dr. & Mrs. Clifford Roberson Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Robinson Jr. Anne & Charles Roos Ron Rossmann Joan Blum Shayne Mr. & Mrs. Irby C. Simpkins, Jr. Patti & Brian Smallwood Murray & Hazel Somerville Southwind Health Partners® The Grimstad & Stream Families Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mark Lee Taylor John B. & Elva Thomison Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Trammell Jr. Eli & Deborah Tullis Mr. & Mrs. James M. Usdan Louise B. Wallace Foundation Mr.* & Mrs. George W. Weesner Ann & Charles* Wells In Memory of Leah Rose B. Werthan Mr.* & Mrs.* Albert Werthan Betty & Bernard Werthan Foundation Olin West, Jr. Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Toby S. Wilt Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe Dr. Artmas L. Worthy Mr. & Mrs. Julian Zander Jr. InConcert

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Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson KPMG LLP Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn John T. Lewis Gilbert Stroud Merritt Mr. & Mrs. David K. Morgan Musicians of the Nashville Symphony Anne & Peter Neff Cano & Esen Ozgener Ponder & Co. Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil Delphine & Ken Roberts

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Dee & Jerald Doochin Ernst & Young Mr. & Mrs. David S. Ewing Ezell Foundation / Purity Foundation Mr.* & Mrs. Sam M. Fleming In Memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn Letty-Lou Gilbert, Joe Gilbert & Family James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Edward A. & Nancy Goodrich Bill & Ruth Ann Leach Harnisch Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC Dr. & Mrs.* George W. Holcomb Jr.


N A S H V I L L E S Y M P H O N Y LEGACY SOCIETY LEAVING A LEGACY, BUILDING A FUTURE L E GACY SO CI E T Y Principal clarinet James Zimmermann is one of many NSO musicians who are passing along the gift of music to a younger generation.

The Nashville Symphony is committed to serving Nashville with worldclass music and education programs not just for today, but for generations to come. If you share the same vision for your orchestra and your community, please consider making a planned gift to the Nashville Symphony. Your gift will leave a lasting impact on Middle Tennessee and beyond! You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime — it’s true! By making the Nashville Symphony the beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or other estate planning vehicle, you’ll help guarantee our financial strength tomorrow without affecting your cash flow or your family’s financial stability today. The Legacy Society honors those who include a gift to the Nashville Symphony in their estate plans. Accepting our offer of membership allows us to honor your future gift and to say “thank you” now. Be “instrumental” in our success by sharing your passion for music with future generations. For more information on the many creative ways to make a planned gift, please visit www.nashvillesymphony.org/plannedgiving or call

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Anonymous (3) Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Diane and David L. Black Julie & Frank Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Bottorff Charles W. Cagle Mr. & Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Donna & Steven* Clark George D. Clark, Jr. Dr. Cliff Cockerham & Dr. Sherry Cummings W. Ovid Collins, Jr.* Mrs. Barbara J. Conder* Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert William M. & Mildred P.* Duncan Deborah Faye Duncan Annette & Irwin* Eskind Mrs. Johnna Benedict Ford Judy & Tom Foster Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Harris Gilbert

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James C. Gooch Ed & Nancy Goodrich Landis Bass Gullett* Carl T. Haley, Jr. David W. & Judith S. Hayes Billy Ray Hearn Judith Hodges Judith S. Humphreys Martha R. Ingram Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Anne T. Knauff Heloise Werthan Kuhn Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis Todd M. Liebergen Clare* & Samuel Loventhal Ellen Harrison Martin Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor Richard L. Miller 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 & Edria Ragosin Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Fran C. Rogers Kristi Lynn Seehafer Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Irvin & Beverly Small Mary & K.C. Smythe Dr. & Mrs. W. Anderson Spickard Jr. Dr. John B. Thomison Sr.* Louis B. Todd Judy & Steve Turner Alan D. & Jan L. Valentine Dr. Colleen Conway Welch & Mr. Ted Houston Welch Barbara & Bud Zander Shirley Zeitlin Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle *deceased

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VISTING THE SCHERMERHORN COAT CHECK

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. CAMERAS, CELL PHONES & OTHER DEVICES

Videocameras and recording devices are strictly prohibited in the concert hall or in any other space where a performance or rehearsal is taking place, but photographs are permitted anytime the house lights are illuminated. Cellular phones, beepers and watch alarms should be turned off once the performance starts. LATE SEATING

As a courtesy to performers and audience, each performance will have designated breaks when latecomers are seated. Those arriving after a performance begins will be asked to wait until the appropriate break to be seated. SERVICES FOR GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES

Schermerhorn Symphony Center meets or exceeds all criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Interior signage and all elevators make use of Braille lettering. An infrared hearing system is available for guests who are hearing impaired; headsets may be retrieved from

the Lounge Level coat-check area and from the Concert Concierge. Unisex restrooms are available on the Lounge Level for disabled guests needing special assistance. Accessible and companion seating are available at all seating and price levels. 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 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. CONCERT CONCIERGE

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.

PARKING NEW! FREE PARKING!

FREE parking is available in Lot R at LP Field, with shuttles running to and from the lot for just $3 per person roundtrip. This shuttle service is available for all SunTrust Classical, Bank of America Pops and Jazz Series concerts, along with many special events. For more information, call our Box Office at 615.687.6400. PARKING AT THE PINNACLE

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.

VALET

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.


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