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PIANO IS HIS FORTE Bill Friskics-Warren
No other soloist can claim as close a kinship with the Schermerhorn’s Steinway grand piano as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who returns to perform at Laura Turner Concert Hall this month. That’s because the renowned Frenchman personally selected it for the Nashville Symphony. In this month’s edition of InConcert, the pianist talks about his career, his musical tastes, Richard Strauss’ challenging piece Burleske and the sense of personal responsibility that comes with choosing a piano.
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usic education is at the core of our mission at the Nashville Symphony, and since the opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center our organization has intensified its efforts to create meaningful learning opportunities for citizens across Middle Tennessee. We now reach more than 145,000 people annually through our education and community engagement programs, and we are in the second year of our One Note One Neighborhood program, which seeks to provide a wellintegrated set of music education tools for students and teachers at targeted school clusters in the Metro Nashville Public School system. But we want to do even more. This season, for instance, we’ve received a number of letters and calls from parents frustrated by their children’s lack of access to musical instruments — the inevitable result of tight budgetary circumstances for both families and schools. We consider it our responsibility to help remove these obstacles, and so we decided to set out and find solutions to the problem. Our first step was to reach out to Nashville Symphony patrons and members of the community who have demonstrated their support of music education in the past. “Would you,” we asked them, “help us put instruments in the hands of deserving students?” The answer was a resounding “Yes!” Next we approached music teachers in the school system, and we asked them to share stories about students who were unable to advance in their musical education because they didn’t have an instrument. As a result of these efforts, we have already managed to put instruments in the hands of a number of children — like the cello student at Nashville School of the Arts whose mother wanted her to pursue music, but simply lacked the resources to rent or purchase an instrument. Then there is the story of Gregory, a remarkable young musician at John Trotwood Moore Middle School; he has a history of developmental problems and wears hearing aids in both ears. He also, according to his music teacher, has perfect pitch, a wonderfully joyous spirit and growing abilities as a percussionist. Thanks to a generous patron, the Nashville Symphony was able to provide Gregory with a vibraphone — and with the very real promise of new opportunities to learn and to grow. These are the kinds of stories we want to keep sharing, and we are continuing to talk to students throughout the school system in an effort to help them achieve their own dreams. Over time, the Nashville Symphony will build a whole inventory of instruments for just this purpose. We’ll maintain these instruments, keep them in good repair and make sure that even more children will get to have the kind of life-changing experiences that come from learning to play music. Our greatest hope is that, over time, we will make an even bigger difference in the lives of Middle Tennesseans. And so, in the months and years ahead, we will continue to explore ways of expanding our music education efforts, both through partnerships with organizations like the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, and through even more ambitious programs that have the potential to reach people of all ages and from all walks of life.
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Spring Fashion Show welcomes Isaac Mizrahi On Tuesday, April 20, the 2010 Symphony Spring Fashion Show will welcome internationally renowned designer Isaac Mizrahi to Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In the world of fashion, it’s hard to think of a better-known figure than Mizrahi — his designs are regularly worn by Hollywood celebrities, not to mention by first lady Michelle Obama, and he’s become a regular presence on TV, most recently as the spirited host of Isaac Mizrahi Live! on the QVC network. He’ll present his fall collection when he comes to Nashville this month for the Symphony Spring Fashion Show. Mizrahi’s latest designs capture the feel of what he calls “an urban wonderland forest,” with looks such as “polypuff,” “camper coat” and “ice-lizard blazer.” Presented by Nashville’s outstanding fashion specialty store Gus Mayer and chaired by Troy Solarek and Pamela Kurio-Poe, the Symphony Spring Fashion Show will also feature the country group Little Big Town, who will serve as the evening’s special musical guest. The award-winning foursome, who first made a splash five years ago with their million-selling album The Road to Here, are preparing to release their latest album on Capitol Records Nashville. Along with music and fashion, the evening will also include a cocktail reception and a seated dinner prepared by the Schermerhorn’s top-notch culinary team. All proceeds from the Symphony Spring Fashion Show will go to the Nashville Symphony’s commitment to education and community outreach, including the Thor Johnson Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to Symphony Spring Fashion Show sponsors Alys Beach; Bob Parks Realty; Bristol Properties; Clinical Research Associates; Dulce Desserts; Frost Specialty; Gus Mayer; Horizon Wine & Spirits; Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.; and McQuiddy Classic Printing. For more information, visit NashvilleSymphony.org/OrchestraLeague or contact Stacie Taylor, Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, at 615.687.6541 or email@example.com. Nashville Symphony and other local arts organizations celebrate artist Dale Chihuly The Nashville Symphony is one of three local arts institutions teaming up next month to celebrate the work of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Along with tandem exhibitions at Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, the Seattle-based artist’s resplendently colorful works will be featured on the stage of Laura Turner Concert Hall in a performance of Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle, taking place May 20-22. In addition, Chihuly will deliver a public lecture about his artwork at noon on Friday, May 21, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center; admission to the lecture is free, but tickets will be issued at the door to help accommodate crowd flow. Chihuly — whose work is also on permanent display at Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical
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Piano is His Forte Soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has a unique relationship with the Schermerhorn’s Steinway By Bill Friskics-Warren
number of distinguished pianists, from Lang to the factory in Hamburg to look for one.” Lang to Orli Shaham to Emanuel Ax, have In the end, Thibaudet — who will also be appeared with the Nashville Symphony since the featured soloist when the Los Angeles PhilSchermerhorn Symphony Center opened threeharmonic performs at the Schermerhorn on May and-a-half years ago. None, however, can claim as 15 — was smitten by a Hamburg Steinway he close a kinship with the instrument they played as came across in a shop in Paris. “Selecting a piano Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who returns to Laura Turner is almost like adopting a child,” he says of the Concert Hall to perform Richard Strauss’ Burleske experience. “It really is something very touching. in D Minor on April 1-3. The renowned FrenchYou feel like you have a little bit of yourself in the man is not only well-acquainted with the glossy place where the instrument will reside.” Steinway grand piano on which he will perform; Leaving his personal stamp on things — he personally selected it for the orchestra while whether through his bold interpretations of clasthe Symphony Center was under construction. sical masterworks or his penchant, “Alan Valentine and I have been friends for in early recitals, for wearing some time now, and of course I was very close brilliant red socks onstage — to and very fond of [the Nashville Symhas long been a hallmark phony’s late Music Director] Kenneth of Thibaudet’s career. Schermerhorn,” Thibaudet said reSince entering the Lyons cently, speaking by phone from Conservatory at the age the Mandarin Oriental of 5, the Frenchman, Hotel in Manhatnow 48, has won numertan. “I met Alan in ous prestigious prizes, Oklahoma City and released more than 40 helped him select albums and appeared as a the pianos there. headliner with many of the Then, after he came world’s leading orchestras. In to Nashville, he 2001, he was awarded the Chevalier called me and said, de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his Special thanks to Genesco Inc. for ‘We need to buy “significant contribution to the enrichment enabling the Nashville Symphony to some pianos here.’ of the French cultural inheritance.” In 2007, purchase its Hamburg Steinway piano. “There are two his nation’s Victoires de la Musique conSteinway families, the Steinways in Hamburg and ferred upon him its highest honor, the Victoire the Steinways in New York,” the pianist goes on to d’Honneur, for lifetime achievement. explain. “Well, Nashville wanted to have a piano The abundance of personality in Thibaufrom each, so when I was over in Europe, I went det’s playing, often marked by forceful rhythmic
flourishes and bold tonal colors, is all the more categories,” he goes on observe. “Take the music remarkable considering the depth and range of of Chopin; it was considered pop music in its day. his body of work. His omnivorous musical forays Composers have always drawn on all different include everything from playing on the Oscartypes of music. It’s really too bad the way it is now, winning soundtrack to Univerbecause I think it’s very imporThe abundance sal Pictures’ Atonement to his tant for young artists to have adventurous transcriptions of their ears open to the music that of personality in popular arias and his knowing you hear outside the conservaThibaudet’s playing, adaptations of the work of jazz tory. I think that Nashville is the often marked by forceful greats Duke Ellington and Bill best place to understand that, rhythmic flourishes and because you have everything, all Evans. “I have a passion for all bold tonal colors, is all kinds of music.” kinds of music,” Thibaudet Thibaudet’s return to the the more remarkable admits. “When I want to relax, Schermerhorn in April will find considering the depth I don’t sit down and listen to a him performing a piece that’s and range of his body symphony. And when I’m drivpart of the classical repertoire ing in my car I play pop music. — but not one, as he puts it, that of work. The classical format is just not could even remotely be conenough for me. I am, of course, first and foremost sidered a “war-horse.” It was only 10 years ago, in a classical musician, but I want to try more. fact, that the pianist himself became acquainted “It was only in the 20th century that music with Strauss’ Burleske, when conductor James started being divided into all of these different Levine invited him to play it with the Berlin PhilApril
Steinway remains in the spotlight when gifted musician Ingrid Fliter performs later this month Ingrid Fliter seems to have an innate feel for Chopin. In his review of the Argentine-born pianist’s bravura performance at Carnegie Hall’s Ingrid Fliter Zankel Hall in 2007, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times called her interpretations of Chopin’s Scherzo in E and Ballade in F minor “rhapsodic.” Fliter’s 2009 recording of the Polish master’s Complete Waltzes, meanwhile, earned a number of five-star reviews, including a rave in Gramophone magazine that ranked the set “among the finest Chopin recordings in years.” For her April 29-May 1 performances with the Nashville Symphony, Fliter will treat concertgoers to her imaginative reading of Chopin’s Concerto for Piano No. 2 in F minor, a work that is sure to showcase her great technical assurance and bold stylistic command. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Fliter began her formal piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. Shortly after making her concerto debut at Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón opera house at the age of 16, she moved to Europe, where she studied in Germany and Italy, before going on to win the silver medal at the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2000. In 2006, Fliter became the fifth recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, a juried $300,000 prize granted every four years to an emerging classical pianist of exceptional promise and skill. She was the first woman to win the award. Though Fliter has been a featured soloist with orchestras throughout Europe and the Americas, this will be her first appearance with the Nashville Symphony. —Bill Friskics-Warren
harmonic. “It’s not a piece that everybody plays,” explains Thibaudet, who later recorded Strauss’ composition with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, for an album that came out on the Decca label in 2005. “After James Levine asked me to Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform it with him, I went out and bought a live recording that Martha Argerich did with the Berlin Philharmonic, and I was absolutely…in French you would say, ‘Your hair stands on end.’ I was completely blown away and said, ‘Why isn’t this piece played more often?’ “Then I started to realize how difficult it was,” Thibaudet adds with a laugh. “It is extremely difficult technically. The challenge has to do with the fact that Strauss was not an accomplished pianist. Which means it is not a pianistic composition; you always feel like you’re missing a finger or two when you are playing it. It’s very awkward. The challenge is to make it sound pianistic and fluid.” Thibaudet, though, seems to relish challenges, particularly as his relationship with classical and other forms of music deepens and evolves. “People sometimes ask me if I play diffidently now than before, and I say, ‘I don’t really remember.’ I don’t often listen to my old recordings. But once in a while I do. The general structure or idea of my playing really hasn’t changed much. I think it’s mostly the interpretation, the timings, but this just grows with you as a human being. You change and grow as a person. You have joys and sorrows and, over the course of the years, it changes your playing. “I think one of the most important changes took place when I was in my mid-20s and I started playing for singers,” he goes on to relate. “This entirely changed my approach and playing — having to breathe with a singer, or learning how to shape a phrase. Along with all of the wonderful things my teachers taught me, those were the most important lessons I learned.” Bill Friskics-Warren is a Nashville-based freelance writer
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Newly Drawn Sky
Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra RICHARD STRAUSS Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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Aaron Jay Kernis Born on January 15, 1960, in Philadelphia; currently lives in New York City Newly Drawn Sky Kernis composed Newly Drawn Sky in 2005 on a commission from Welz Kauffman and the Ravinia Festival in honor of James Conlon’s first season as music director. Conlon led the Chicago Symphony in the premiere on July 1, 2005, at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. These are the first performances by the Nashville Symphony. The score calls for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 3 clarinets (2nd doubling E-flat clarinet, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp and strings. estimated length: 17 minutes Aaron Jay Kernis came of age while the heady eclecticism of the 1980s and 1990s was in full swing. Newly emerging composers began to embrace a return to tonality; erstwhile “experimental” procedures such as electronic music merged with beats from the dance floor; and the romantic impulse was no longer derided as impermissible sentimentality. Kernis is part of the generation for whom pop-culture references and once-obscure works from the treasure trove of world music are natural features of the musical landscape. And like many of his peers, Kernis reclaimed the excitement of communicating through the power of a full orchestra. In his pantheon of influences, Mahler and Beethoven share a table with Hildegard of Bingen, Arvo Pärt and John Lennon. Musica Celestis, for example — perhaps the most frequently performed of Kernis’ works — draws on the medieval concept of the music of the spheres. (Kernis, in the tradition of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, extracted the piece from the slow movement of his First String Quartet.) Such engagement with the revered classical medium of the string quartet also characterizes
Kernis’ desire to explore the possibilities of traditional musical discourse in the wake of modernism. His Second String Quartet (titled Musica Instrumentalis) Aaron Jay Kernis garnered a Pulitzer Prize in 1998, and he was honored with the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2002 for Colored Field (which had a double incarnation as a concerto for cello and for English horn). Kernis has tackled weighty topics in his three symphonies to date, further sharpening a notable gift for orchestration as well. These include the minimalist-inflected First, titled Symphony in Waves; the Second Symphony, which was prompted by the composer’s reactions to images of the 1991 Gulf War; and the Symphony of Meditations, his Third, an ambitious choral work that was premiered last year by the Seattle Symphony. Yet Kernis doesn’t tie himself to overly specific programs. Newly Drawn Sky, an orchestral meditation that might be seen as belonging to the tradition of the tone poem, was spurred by his experience as a new father. The composer recalls that inspiration for the piece struck him on a summer night spent by the ocean with his 6-month-old twins, observing the shifting colors and character of a summer sky as twilight progressed. Newly Drawn Sky, writes Kernis, “reflects a constancy of change and flux musically and personally.” Visual images, whether in art or nature, often inspire a musical response from Kernis. The play between tension and resolution, between change and a sense of underlying permanence, is another recurrent theme in several of his works. The composer describes the development of the music in Newly Drawn Sky: “The piece begins with chromatically shifting three-note chords in the foreground that move upwards through the strings, then enlarge into the April
horns and winds as a background to a long, singing line in the violas. These chords and their shifts between diatonic and chromatic voice-leading are a fundamental element in the formation of the work. “Short bursts of quick, scherzando music which grow larger in orchestration alternate with continuations of the increasingly expressionistic singing melodic line and rhythmically punctuated brass and percussion outbursts. A chaotic culmination leads to a return of open fifths (the first notes of the piece) in the full orchestra and metal percussion. “The calm middle section of the work features serene melodic writing in the winds and solo trumpet, underpinned by undulating, slowmoving harmonies in the strings. The opening lyrical line returns in the strings and leads upwards to a brief interruption, a transformation of the scherzo-like music, which quickly vanishes into a full return of the opening music, then grows into a vast landscape of sound in the entire orchestra, leading upwards once again to a short, intense climax. Newly Drawn Sky closes with a simple, consonant coda, which gradually and lyrically calms the memory of tensions that have surfaced over the course of the work.” Richard Strauss Born on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Germany; died on September 8, 1949, in GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, TrV 145 Strauss composed the Burleske between 1885 and 1886 and then revised it in 1889. The composer conducted the premiere on June 21, 1890, in Eisenach, Germany, with Eugen d’Albert performing the solo piano part. Strauss dedicated the score to d’Albert. These are the first performances by the Nashville Symphony. In addition to solo piano, the score calls for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. estimated length: 19 minutes
Richard Strauss built his reputation around an unsurpassed gift for composing music that could tell a story — in his tone poems and operas alike. But framing his lengthy career are purely instrumental works with no story attached, drawing on “absolute” classical forms. The Burleske is one of these, written by the emerging artist shortly before he would turn his attention to programmatic topics. Like Mozart, Richard Strauss grew up under the influence of a powerful father figure who directed his musical education. Franz Strauss was a highly sought-after musician and served as the principal horn player of Munich’s Court Orchestra for nearly half a century. Franz encouraged the efforts of his son, who had been composing since childhood. The famous but temperamental conductor Hans von Bülow initially failed to see what all the fuss was about. (Not coincidentally, he and Franz had been at loggerheads over the heated topic of Wagner, whose music the ultra-conservative elder Strauss loathed but was required to play under Bülow’s baton in Munich.) Bülow was, however, won over when he got wind (so to speak) of the younger Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments, written Richard Strauss while the composer was still a teenager. Bülow now proclaimed the teenager a worthy heir to Brahms. He opened up significant opportunities that helped launch Strauss’ official career — most notably, by asking him to come on board as his assistant conductor with the Meiningen Orchestra in central Germany. Bülow had shaped the orchestra into one of the most enviable ensembles in Europe: Indeed, shortly after Strauss arrived to take up his assignment, Brahms showed up to rehearse the orchestra for the world premiere of his new Symphony No. 4. Despite being a greenhorn at the podium, Strauss would develop into one of April
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the finest conductors of the era. He felt enormous respect for Bülow, from whom he learned immeasurably about the art of making music. The Burleske began as a way for the disciple to offer some token of gratitude, in the form of a scherzo for solo piano and orchestra. (Bülow was also an extraordinary pianist and in fact had given the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto a decade earlier, in Boston.) But Bülow grew irritated with the exorbitant technical demands of the piece — including chordal spans that were unflattering to his small hands — and denounced it as too bombastic and Lisztian, refusing to invest time in learning it. The Burleske required a virtuosity beyond Strauss’ own capacity as a pianist, so the score languished in his desk. A few years later, Strauss made his declaration of independence as a composer with the tone poem Don Juan. Meanwhile, the enormously gifted musician Eugen d’Albert — who had actually been a pupil of Liszt’s — learned about the neglected piece and offered to perform it. Strauss revised his score and retitled it Burleske, German for “parody” or “farce” (earlier, the title had simply been “Scherzo in D minor”). He programmed the premiere on the same concert that introduced his tone poem Death and Transfiguration. Strauss internalized some of Bülow’s skepticism about the piece and waited several years to publish it; yet 57 years later Burleske was scheduled on the last concert Strauss conducted. The idea of a giant Scherzo in D minor undoubtedly conjured thoughts of Beethoven’s Ninth, and, as with that monumental work, Strauss allocates a crucial role to the timpani, which opens the piece with a solo gesture. But the mood soon established is teasingly capricious rather than cosmic. The rhythmic pattern of those opening bars turns out to contain the central motto of the Burleske, which Strauss goes on to develop in ingenious ways. The piano scampers in impishly chromatic cascades but then turns reflective, caressing a three-note motif that anticipates the beginning of one of the Marschallin’s themes in Der Rosenkavalier. (Another melody remarkably foreshadows “Somewhere” from West Side Story.) Strauss’ orchestration is rich and color-
ful, but he also gives the piano plenty of time to monologue center stage, making the Burleske essentially a single-movement concerto. The soloist has a changeable personality, morphing from the high-jinks of a Till Eulenspiegel to the joyfulness of a rhapsodic lover. Strauss wrote Burleske while still under the Brahmsian spell (he would later reverse his opinion 180 degrees), so the echoes of the master’s piano concertos — most evident in the high rhetoric at the climax of the piece — are affectionate parody (if that’s what he was hinting in the title). Burleske’s final gestures — a duel to the death between the piano and timpani — are deliciously witty. Ottorino Respighi Born on July 9, 1879, in Bologna, Italy; died on April 18, 1936, in Rome Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), S.126 Respighi composed Fountains of Rome between 1915 and 1916. Antonio Guarnieri conducted the premiere on March 11, 1917, at the Teatro Augusteo in Rome. The Nashville Symphony’s first performances were on October 27 and 28, 1958, with Music Director Guy Taylor. The score calls for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, triangle, bell, glockenspiel, celesta, piano, organ, 2 harps and strings. estimated length: 15 minutes Ottorino Respighi himself was a fountain of productivity across all the genres, though his best-known works by far are the symphonic poems that so unforgettably evoke the spirit of his beloved Rome. Fountains of Rome was the first of these and a major breakthrough for the composer. Respighi, who grew up in Bologna, had spent formative years studying outside Italy. He eventually settled in Rome in 1913 to take up a position as composition professor, making the Eternal City home for the rest of his life. April
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At the turn of the century, while still a student, Respighi landed a job as violist with the orchestra of the Imperial Theater in St. Petersburg. He benefited from this adventure by taking lessons from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, one of the great masters of orchestral finesse (and a profoundly influential teacher who left his stamp on Stravinsky, among others). After a few seasons in Russia, the itinerant Respighi ended up in Berlin and other German music centers. He clearly came under the spell of such contemporary composers as Richard Strauss, whose orchestral brilliance by now spanned the concert hall and opera house. Although Respighi himself wrote some operas and other theater works such as ballets, his reputation rests overwhelmingly on the sequence of symphonic poems beginning with Fountains of Rome. He composed two “sequels” in the following decade: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) and Feste Romane (Roman Festivals). Each of the three, which together constitute a de facto trilogy celebrating Rome, is divided into four sections. Respighi’s astonishingly vivid portraits in sound are as effective as any stage work in conjuring a
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Despite the perennial popularity of his Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber was hardly just a one-hit wonder. The composer’s days as a prodigy student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia foreshadowed a brilliant career, and he soon made good on that promise. In his 20s, Barber produced a series of compositions that established his name internaSamuel Barber tionally. These early works already revealed his distinctive voice, which is characterized by an intense lyricism that seems to come directly from the heart. The composer’s brand of American romanticism proved increasingly at odds with the taste of his modernist contemporaries. But Barber, whose centenary was marked just last month, rose quickly to the top as a young composer (and the pendulum has since swung back in his favor). His Symphony No. 1 became the first piece by an American to be played at the ultra-prestigious Salzburg Festival in 1937. It was on that occasion that Toscanini — not exactly known for his advocacy of new American music — first heard this highly gifted young composer. Deeply impressed, Toscanini requested some new pieces to perform with the fledgling NBC Symphony radio orchestra. One of these was the Adagio for Strings, which Barber created by reworking the slow movement of his First String Quartet for string orchestra. Its premiere over the radio waves in November 1938 solidified his fame. The Symphony is the work of an American abroad. Barber composed the score while living in Italy as a recipient of the American Prix de Rome. His confidence in working with a full orchestral canvas is remarkable. Barber was notoriously painstaking as a composer, and he had little previous experience writing for orchestra: the sparkling Overture to The School for Scandal (1931) and the tone poem Music for a Scene from April
Shelley (1933). Despite its numbering, this is the only “official” symphony in Barber’s catalogue, which also includes three symphony-like pieces he labeled Essays for Orchestra. Barber did write a Second Symphony in 1944 and even recorded it, but later decided to disown that work (though he did recycle some of its music for his piece Night Flight). The obvious model for a compact, singlemovement symphony at the time was the Seventh (and last) Symphony of Sibelius, premiered in 1924. And there’s even a Sibelian majesty to some of the rhetoric here. Barber deftly reconfigures the conventional sonata form expected for the first movement of a symphony so that it presents, the composer wrote, “a synthetic treatment of the four-movement classical symphony.” The work begins with a dramatic call to attention, leading immediately into a first theme that will prove easily malleable in later contexts. Two more themes follow: one mournful and inward (first intoned by English horn and viola) and the other an exhortation punctuated by brassy splendor. An eventful development builds in excitement, but rather than resolve into the recapitulation, Barber’s orchestra cascades into a scherzo, whipped into shape with fragments of the opening theme. This segues into a serene but moody section (marked Andantino in the score), which is based on a drawn-out manifestation of the second theme. Barber’s orchestration highlights the oboe (uncannily prefiguring his sublime final work, the Canzonetta for Oboe) and displays the composer’s affinity for elegiac lyricism. The music grows to a climax and then subsides for the finale, which is formulated as a passacaglia — a brief motif persistently repeated in the bass (and drawn from the ever-malleable first theme). On top of this, Barber introduces a progression of ideas, including the third of the opening themes, to complete the postponed recapitulation. The Symphony ends where it began, in a grand and tragic gesture of E minor. — Thomas May is the program annotator for the Nashville Symphony and writes regularly about music and theater. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader.
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, piano Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with his profound and poetic artistry, enlightened interpretations and thrilling performances. Hailed as one of the best pianists in the world, he is sought after by today’s foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors and collaborative musicians for his virtuosity and charisma. Thibaudet’s 2009/10 season has been highlighted by an Australian tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (October 2009), as well as European and North American tours with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (November 2009), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (February 2010, with a performance at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (March 2010) and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (April 2010). He makes additional appearances abroad this season with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Berner Symphonie-Orchester and Sinfonieorchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, among many other ensembles. Thibaudet’s performances in the U.S. include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta and Cincinnati. A vivid recitalist, Thibaudet performs at Carnegie Hall this season, as well as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. In May 2010, he embarks on a U.S. tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and new Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Thibaudet is an exclusive recording artist for Decca, which has released more than 40 of his albums, earning the Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two Echo awards and the Edison Prize. On his GRAMMY®-nominated recording Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerti Nos. 2 & 5, released in fall 2007, Thibaudet is joined by conductor Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Also released in 2007, Thibaudet’s album Aria — Opera Without Words features transcriptions of opera arias by Saint-
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Artist Bio STANLEY CLARKE, bass
Bassist Stanley Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Sanders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke’s ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper, but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. That vision became a reality when Clarke and Corea formed the seminal electric jazz/fusion band Return To Forever. RTF was a showcase for each of the quartet’s strong musical personaliBAGH/TPAC ties, composing prowess and instrumental voices.ad
Then, in 1974, Clarke started the ’70s bass revolution and paved the way for all bassists/soloists/ bandleaders to follow when he released his Stanley Clarke album, which featured the hit single “Lopsy Lu.” Two years later, he released School Days, an album whose title track is now a bona fide bass anthem. Clarke became the first bassist in history to headline tours, sell out shows worldwide and craft albums that achieved gold status. At 25, he was already regarded as a pioneer in the jazz fusion movement. He was also the first bassist in history to double on acoustic and electric bass with equal virtuosity, power and fire. In his ongoing efforts to push the bass to new limits, he invented two new instruments, the piccolo bass and the tenor bass. Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, GRAMMY® Awards, Emmy Awards, placement on virtually every readers’ and critics’ poll in existence, and more. Clarke’s latest recording, Jazz in the Garden, is the bassist’s first acoustic jazz trio album and features Japanese pia11/2/09 9:56 AM Page 1 nist Hiromi Uehara and drummer Lenny White.
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Cherryholmes SCHermerhorn Symphony Center Laura Turner Concert Hall April 15, 2010, at 7 p.m. April 16 & 17, 2010, at 8 p.m. Cherryholmes Nashville Symphony Albert-George Schram, conductor
Cherryholmes Jere Cherryholmes, bass Sandy Cherryholmes, mandolin/guitar Cia Cherryholmes, banjo B.J. Cherryholmes, fiddle/mandolin Skip Cherryholmes, guitar Molly Cherryholmes, fiddle Selections to be announced from the stage
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Roots music is the theme for the Nashville Symphony’s latest Bank of America Pops Series program. The evening begins with folk-inspired orchestral pieces, including a selection from Antonin Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, which combine the rhythms of traditional folk dance with the Czech composer’s original melodies. The graceful, rather formal music may not sound “folksy,” but it was actually inspired by the starodávny, a Moravian walking dance. Rumanian Rhapsody draws on the diverse musical traditions of composer Georges Enesco’s native country. His ornate composition evolves through moods ranging from pastoral to romantic, before breaking into exuberant Gypsy dance rhythms. Nashville audiences should have no trouble recognizing the folk roots of “Rocky Top,” a song that mimics traditional Appalachian music so well that it’s easy to forget it was actually penned in 1967 by veteran songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, who wrote numerous hits for acts like the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. Cherryholmes will bring their neo-traditional bluegrass sound to Laura Turner Concert Hall for the second half of the program. This six-member family band has won wide acclaim — and four GRAMMY® nominations — for their original music infused with a pure bluegrass spirit. Tight, hard-driving instrumentals like “The Nine Yards” give them ample opportunity to show off their virtuosity, but they do full justice to the traditions of bluegrass song as well. “Bleeding,” a classic lover’s lament, has all the elements of a Bill Monroe-style ballad, with close harmonies, a deft mandolin solo and vaguely gruesome imagery (“You’re bleeding my broken heart”). “Goodbye,” another love-gone-wrong song, is one of the band’s occasional forays into old-time country. For all their mastery of bluegrass fundamentals, Cherryholmes are a musically versatile band, tossing elements of jazz and Celtic music into their compositions. The Celtic influence shines through in “Broken,” and it can be heard in the lilting melodies of “Mansker
Spree” and “O’Caughlin’s Reel” as well. Legendary bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker once said that “bluegrass is nothing but a hillbilly version of jazz,” and Cherryholmes take that notion to heart with jazz-influenced songs like “Don’t Believe” — a dark, moody tune with a sensuous fiddle line and unexpected shifts in tempo. “Sumatra,” a lively instrumental featuring fiddle and mandolin, contains an echo of the great jazz violinist JeanLuc Ponty. Stepping away from their original compositions, Cherryholmes pay further tribute to jazz with a rendition of “Minor Swing,” the Gypsy jazz standard by Django Reinhardt, and they nod to the history of country music with “Arizona Yodeler,” made famous in the 1940s by another family act, the DeZurik Sisters. The band’s bluegrass heritage is acknowledged with a Lester Flatt song, “I’ll Never Shed Another Tear.” And speaking of stepping, the members of Cherryholmes like to show off a few dance moves during their famously energetic shows. Audiences are sure to be delighted by this remarkable, gifted family. — Nashville-based freelance writer Maria Browning is pops program annotator for the Nashville Symphony
CHERRYHOLMES Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes met in their church, married and began raising a family of six children. In 1999, their eldest daughter, Shelly, died in her sleep from respiratory failure. The family heard about a nearby bluegrass festival and decided to go, to lift their spirits. On the way home, Jere said, “What we really need right now is to do something special with our kids. Let’s start a bluegrass group.” Cia (banjo), B.J. (fiddle), Skip (guitar) and Molly (fiddle) were assigned instruments. “Well, if you asked them, they would have all picked drums,” Sandy laughs. What started out as a desire to draw the family closer together during their time of sorrow developed into a legitimate band. Cherryholmes won a few
contests, promoters kept calling and their reputation spread. By 2003, Cherryholmes had made their first appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Ernest Tubb’s Midnite Jamboree, the Country Music Association’s CMA Music Festival and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Fan Fest. Pretty soon, everyone was buzzing about Cherryholmes. Their growing popularity caught the attention of Ricky Skaggs, who signed the band. Their self-titled debut entered Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart at No. 3. When nominations were announced for the 2005 IBMA Awards, Cherryholmes appeared as nominees for Emerging Artist of the Year and for Entertainer of the Year, making them the first act in IBMA’s 20-year history to be nominated in both categories. When Cherryholmes were named Entertainer of the Year, the entire audience leapt to its feet. Their first GRAMMY® nomination capped off an amazing year, implying that the best was yet to come. Recent GRAMMY® nominations affirm Cherryholmes’ flair for creating music that demands attention. All six band members pull their creative ideas together, forming a sound and a style that is unmistakably Cherryholmes. Jere concludes, “I heard someone say that bluegrass music has to change or evolve, or it will die. I don’t think it needs to be changed. It just needs new breath. I feel like maybe I’m offering something like that with my family.”
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SCHermerhorn Symphony Center Laura Turner Concert Hall April 17, 2010, at 11 a.m.
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Nashville Symphony in collaboration with Enchantment Theatre Company present Scheherazade Kelly Corcoran, conductor CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Overture to Abu Hassan
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Arab Dance from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35 Production Created by Jennifer Blatchley Smith Leslie Reidel Landis Smith
Director/ Choreographer Leslie Reidel
Associate Director Bradley K. Wrenn
Lighting Design Simon Harding
Production Design C. David Russell
THE ENSEMBLE Johanna Dunphy: Scheherazade, Sea Monster, Bird Lady, Aladdin’s Princess, Sultan’s First Love, Far-away Princess Jamie McKittrick: Sultan’s Guard, Sea Monster, Siren, Customer, Woman from the Lamp, Soldier, Horse, Kalandar Guard, Dragon Ahren Potratz: The Sultan, Sinbad, Aladdin, Kalandar Prince Jennifer Blatchley Smith: Queen’s Lover, Sea Monster, Aladdin’s Mother, Soldier, Robber, Dragon Landis Smith: Grand Vizier, Cyclops, Sorcerer, Sultan’s Friend, Soldier, Robber, Guard Stacey Cristaldi: Queen, Siren, Merchant, Wood Nymph, Genie, Soldier, Dragon Lady Enchantment Theatre Company appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Assoc. Ltd., office@JWentworth.com. Phone: 914.667.0707. media partners: The Official Vehicle of the Nashville Symphony:
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Enchantment Theatre Company believes that music, like theater, has the power to illuminate and transform. Our collaborations with symphony orchestras are inspired by a shared vision that by bringing together the magic of music and theater, greater possibilities are born.
For nearly 30 years, the Philadelphiabased Enchantment Theatre Company has been thrilling audiences with its innovative and visually dramatic family theater productions. The company was founded in 1979 by Jennifer Blatchley Smith and Landis Smith, both actors and playwrights, and expanded to an artistic partnership with resident director Leslie Reidel in 1995. Enchantment Theatre Company’s distinctive artistry combines masked actors, magic, music and more. Their original and inspiring productions have served more than a million children and their families across America and around the world. At the heart of the company’s productions is the imaginative telling of fables. The creative process begins with the selection of a classic fable, one that can inspire, challenge and enrich its audience. Next, the story is adapted for the stage, which begins with the Smiths and Reidel writing a scenario of the story, while production designer C. David Russell sketches masks, puppets, costumes and props. The artistic team choreographs the piece in collaboration with performers using mockup masks, costumes, props and scenic elements. Then the designs are turned over to professional mask makers, puppet and prop makers and costumers who build the final production elements. The shows create enchanting worlds by skillfully blending masked actors with puppets, illusions, pantomime and music. Since its inception in 1979, the Enchantment Theatre Company has toured all over the world, including performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center in New York City; the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia’s Academy of Music and the
Kimmel Center; and in the Far East, performing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The company has appeared with major orchestras nationwide, including those of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Seattle, and with the Boston Pops on the PBS Christmas at the Pops television special. Other Enchantment Theatre Company productions include Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Snow Queen and The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon. This production of Scheherazade was created as a co-commission with The Cleveland Orchestra, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. About ‘Scheherazade’ Scheherazade’s thousand-and-one tales are told to heal her Sultan and to save his kingdom. Through these fantastic stories, the Sultan experiences adventures both great and small and discovers his true capacity to love. Music, like theater, has the power to illuminate and transform. As a theater company whose work is primarily movement-based, Enchantment Theatre Company welcomes the incorporation of music into its productions: It supports and enriches the storytelling and becomes another voice woven into the narrative. The orchestra will evoke Scheherazade musically as the actors evoke it dramatically, using masks, puppets, magic and movement. The company hopes that these combined efforts will move the audience to discover this marvelous tale in a new and meaningful way.
Organ Showcase with David Higgs SCHermerhorn Symphony Center Laura Turner Concert Hall April 25, 2010, at 3 p.m. David Higgs, organ
Variations de concert
What a Friend We Have in Jesus, from Gospel Preludes
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
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Harmonies du soir, Op. 72, No. 1
LOUIS JAMES ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY
Boléro de concert
GEORGE SHEARING There Is a Happy Land, from Sacred Sounds for Organ I Love Thee, My Lord, from Sacred Sounds for Organ FRANZ LISZT Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H David Higgs is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. He records for the Loft, Gothic, Pro Organo and Delos International labels.
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DAVID HIGGS, organ One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and he has inaugurated many important new instruments, including those at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; St. Albans Cathedral, England; St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland; and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. His performances with numerous ensembles have included the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orpheus Ensemble, Chanticleer and the Empire Brass. Since his 1987 debut with the San Francisco Symphony, he has played many Christmas concerts to capacity audiences at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, and in recent years he has continued this tradition at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Higgs performs, teaches and adjudicates at festivals and competitions throughout the world, including the International Organ Festivals of Calgary, Alberta; Dublin, Ireland; Odense, Denmark; Redlands and San Anselmo, California; and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. In Eng-
land, he has appeared at the Oundle International Festival and Organ Academy, the St. Albans International Festival and Competition, and the Cambridge Summer Festival. A native of New York City, Higgs held his first position as a church organist at age 10; as a teenager, he performed classical music as well as rock, gospel and soul music. He earned bachelor and master of music degrees at the Manhattan School of Music and the performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. His teachers have included Claire Coci, Peter Hurford, Russell Saunders and Frederick Swann. In New York City, he was director of music and organist at Park Avenue Christian Church, and later associate organist of the Riverside Church, where he also conducted the Riverside Choral Society. After moving to San Francisco in 1986, he became director of music and organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley, director of church music studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, and organist/choir director at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. In addition to his significant performing career, Higgs has distinguished himself as a pedagogue. He was appointed to the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music upon graduation from that institution and has been a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music since 1992.
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FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Concerto No. 2 in F minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 21 Maestoso Larghetto Allegro vivace Ingrid Fliter, piano
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Frédéric Chopin Born on March 1, 1810, in Żelazowa Wola, Poland (west of Warsaw); died on October 17, 1849, in Paris Concerto No. 2 in F minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 21 Chopin composed his Second Piano Concerto between 1828 and 1830 and performed as soloist at the premiere on March 17 of that year in Warsaw. The Nashville Symphony’s first performance of the work took place on January 29, 1952, at War Memorial Auditorium with Music Director Guy Taylor and soloist Guiomar Novaes. In addition to solo piano, the score calls for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, bass trombone, timpani and strings. estimated length: 30 minutes Last month marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin — or, to pay proper homage to his Polish roots, the man christened Fryderyck Franciszek Chopin. Regardless of special commemorations, he has remained perennially beloved since he first became famous. Chopin tends to be identified with a quintessentially Romantic temperament, but he belongs in a league of his own: the master of a highly nuanced style that draws on relatively few influences from other sources. No other composer of any era has achieved a comparably long-lasting stature and popularity by concentrating, as Chopin did, on a single instrument. Liszt considered the piano to represent “the microcosm of music.” For Chopin, the keyboard opened up an entire universe of expression that was, for the most part, sufficient in itself. He exploited the instrument’s resources with unbounded imagination, becoming a virtuoso of self-expression. This goes a long way toward explaining his enduring popularity. Few composers can match the sense of sheer intimacy we get from Chopin. Yet before he left Poland and, in 1831, settled in Paris, Chopin first made his name in that quintessentially public forum, the concert hall. He had already started performing as a child prodigy
and, in his late teens, graduated from the Warsaw Conservatory. Chopin then went on to give a series of highprofile concerts in Vienna and Warsaw. Frédéric Chopin The small handful of works Chopin wrote for piano and orchestra dates from this youthful period. They were necessary calling cards for a pianist-composer to launch a career. The first of these, completed in 1827, became his Op. 2: the brilliant Variations on “Là ci darem la mano,” to the famous tune from Don Giovanni by Mozart (one of his idols). It provoked Robert Schumann’s much-quoted rave a few years later: “Hats off, gentlemen, a genius!” Chopin’s two piano concertos were similarly tailored to showcase his gifts at the keyboard for a concert-going public. At the same time, their distinctively refined sensibility gives a remarkable foretaste of the artist who would mature in his Parisian exile. The Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor is, despite its number, the first of Chopin’s concertos. It was a huge artistic and commercial success at the official premiere at Warsaw’s National Theater in March 1830, and was soon followed by a repeat performance. Chopin immediately began a fresh concerto, which he introduced that fall as part of his final Warsaw concert. This piece, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, was published before the F minor Concerto — hence the switcheroo in numbering. It seems that Chopin even planned a third concerto but abandoned it after completing only the first movement. He later published this as a work for solo piano, the Allegro de Concert. (A few composers since Chopin’s time have tried their hand at orchestrating the Allegro as a quasi“Third” Piano Concerto.) Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto treats the featured instrument as more than protagonist: It’s the gravitational center for the music’s flow
and development. The orchestra, meanwhile, essentially serves to create the context for the musings of the soloist. The traditional exposition for orchestra alone, at the beginning, introduces a dichotomy that will be explored at length from the keyboard throughout the first movement. On the one side are the grand rhetorical gestures of a classical concerto, with their majestic punctuations; on the other is an introspective lyricism, as represented by the second theme (played by the woodwinds). So far, this is all standard — the expected contrast of thematic material. But soon enough, the piano co-opts and transforms both elements into its own richly elaborated language. The rest of the movement is filtered through the instrument’s point of view. The later Chopin is especially prefigured in the radiant second-movement Larghetto, set in a serene A-flat major. The composer himself drew attention to the music as an expression of his hidden love for a soprano and fellow student at the Conservatory, Konstancja Gladkowska — who likewise inspired the Romanze of the Concerto No. 1. “Six months have passed, and I have not yet exchanged a syllable with her of whom I dream every night,” he confessed to a close friend. (Not until the time of his farewell concert in Warsaw did Chopin find the courage to approach her.) A few years before Chopin would meet the Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini, his affinity for the long-spun, rhapsodic line of bel canto melody perfected by Bellini is already in evidence here. Chopin’s tracery, never mere ornament, prolongs the sense of ecstatic caress. A dusky mood of doubt intrudes only briefly in the middle section, with its faint reminiscence of the first movement. Near the end, solo phrases from the bassoon interweave in delicate, intimate counterpoint. In contrast to the second movement’s otherworldly transport, Chopin grounds the Concerto’s closing movement with a rhythmically lively rondo, its main theme dancingly poised. Playing col legno (with the wood of the bow), the strings introduce another tune that is flavored by the Polish dance known as the mazurka. A sudden shift from minor to major, reinforced by the horn’s signal-like call, clears the way for an animated coda.
Gustav Mahler Born on July 7, 1860, in Kaliště, Bohemia; died on May 18, 1911, in Vienna Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor Mahler composed his Symphony No. 5 in the summers of 1901 and 1902 and finished the final copy in 1903, later revising the orchestration numerous times. He led the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne in the premiere on October 18, 1904. The American premiere was given by the Cincinnati Orchestra under Frank van der Stucken on March 24, 1905. The Nashville Symphony’s first performances took place on December 14 and 15, 1970, with Music Director Thor Johnson. The score calls for 4 flutes (2 doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 3 clarinets (2nd doubling E-flat clarinet, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, whip, glockenspiel, harp and strings estimated length: 72 minutes Mahler once claimed that it would take the public at least 50 years after his death to begin to make sense of his music. It turned out to be an amazingly accurate prediction. But could Mahler have foreseen how central a figure he would become to the concert hall by the turn of the millennium? As it happens, what prompted his remark about being misunderstood was the negative reception given the Symphony No. 5 upon its premiere in Cologne in October 1904. Yet the Mahler Fifth now ranks as the most popular of his symphonies, containing his best-known music in the Adagietto movement. The conductor Bruno Walter — Mahler’s own protégé, who was present at that very first performance — saw the Fifth as beginning a “new phase of [Mahler’s] development.” He called the symphony a “masterpiece that shows the composer at the zenith of his life, his powers and his craft.” April
Certainly, the work reflects a critical turning point in Mahler’s personal and creative life. Early in 1901, in the months before he began composing the Fifth, he’d suffered a nearly fatal hemorrhage. That close brush with death left its stamp on the music, as did the sense of a new lease on life. He started work on the new symphony at his idyllic summer retreat in southern Austria. The Fifth covers a far-ranging emotional span — from preoccupations with mortality to a recharged zest for life. By itself, this is no different from the ambitious embrace of Mahler’s preceding symphonies, which transformed the genre into all-inclusive epics. But with the Fifth, Mahler also refines his musical language and technique toward something more abstract, abandoning explicit descriptive programs and the use of sung texts. The Second, Third and Fourth Symphonies had called on the human voice to sing poetry — in particular, selections from the German folk poetry collection known as Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Youth’s Magic Horn”). And while the First Symphony is entirely instrumental, Mahler mapped out various programmatic descriptions
when he introduced that work. With his Fifth, though, Mahler makes a bold move away from the prevailing late-Romantic bias for explicit program music. The enchantment and external associations that marked the Wunderhorn style give way to a more self-contained and densely woven language for the orchestra alone. Not that Mahler here entirely renounces his earlier approach. In fact, the famous opening trumpet fanfare alludes directly to a similar call in the first movement of the Fourth Symphony. Moreover, the Fifth incorporates several references to Mahler songs: not only the world of Wunderhorn, but also his strikingly different settings of Romantic poet Friedrich Rückert, including the Rückert Songs and the Kindertotenlieder (“Songs on the Death of Children”). He even gives the first movement a title, “Funeral March” — the first of several “programmatic” elements that might be said to be encoded in the Fifth. What’s different here is that Mahler focuses intensely on the thematic and coloristic possibilities inherent within the material itself, using purely musical techniques of development, counterpoint, timbre and the like. A major clue pointing to this concentration on internal coherence can be found in the work’s overall architecture and symmetry. Mahler divides the Fifth’s five movements into three major sections: Part I is made up of the first two movements, which contain cross-references; Part II is the Scherzo, the longest single movement but the shortest of the three parts; and the Adagietto and Finale (also interlinked) form Part III, which mirrors Part I in total length. This self-reinforcing, arch-like structure has also been compared to an hourglass. The use of cross-references between movements serves as a powerful unifying device. The opening Funeral March is driven by two alternating ele-
ments. First is the trumpet’s summoning fanfare, with its signature triplets, which the orchestra takes up with steely, almost belligerent determination. The second element is a grief-stricken threnody that seems as if it could continue to unreel forever. Suddenly, in a passionate storm of protest and denial, an entirely new episode intervenes — the trumpet’s call now morphing into cries of torment. The pattern of the first two elements returns, before another episode brings a variant of the threnody, this time infused with a new strain of anxiety. Mahler magnifies this in a climactic outpouring, but then graphically allows the very fabric of the music to decompose. All of the preceding, we now come to realize, was a massive introduction to the second movement — which serves, in essence, as the symphony’s “real” first movement. The Funeral March also turns out to be a source for some of the material in this next movement — the first example of cross-referencing between movements. With a title that translates as “Moving stormily, with great vehemence,” the second movement begins in a riot of turbulent gestures reminiscent of the tormented outburst in the Funeral March. After this opening theme subsides, the second theme is even more apparently drawn from the later, more angst-ridden version of the first movement’s lament. From these core materials, Mahler fashions a movement of restless, compulsive development. It reaches violent extremes of despair. Yet — as suddenly as the shocking upheaval in the March — Mahler engineers the appearance of a brief, hopeful brass chorale, foreshadowing a more triumphant statement from the full orchestra. The entire event prefigures the climax to come in the finale, but here remains a fleetingly optimistic mirage. As the chorale is swept away by more troubled music, its negation only intensifies the bleakness of Part I, which ends in a process of fragmentation similar to that of the Funeral March. The Scherzo at the Symphony’s midpoint — with its turn from the minor keys of the first two movements (C-sharp and A minor, respectively) to the tonality of D major — signals a radical change in mood, to one of cheerful acceptance. The transitory brass chorale had hinted at the
possibility of escape from the tragic atmosphere prevailing thus far, but Mahler now presents a sustained reprieve. Notice, too, how this gesture, situGustav Mahler ated at such a pivotal point in the structure, amplifies the work’s emotional complexity. Too often, the Fifth is characterized as a journey “from darkness to light.” While that’s true in a very broad sense, reducing the entire work to such a scheme tends to downplay the central importance that Mahler gives this movement. The Scherzo is much more than a passing interlude or a “breather” between weightier matters. Instead, Mahler expands it in scale and crowds it with thrilling detail. In contrast to the funeral cortege of the opening, the Scherzo pulses with vibrant dance, ranging from village square to genteel ballroom to an alpine vastness. Four horns announce a three-note motif at the start, which serves as a kind of anchor amid the constantly evolving swirl of the music, while another horn emerges as a principal character in this drama. In the first of the Scherzo’s two trio sections, Mahler has fun adding the sounds of the sophisticated Viennese waltz to the mix, following the humbler associations of the country dance known as the landler in the Scherzo’s main part. The second trio — where the solo horn takes center stage — brings the echoing sounds of nature. The rate of variation among these three main ideas dazzles and bewilders as Mahler weaves all of them together. His contrapuntal art reaches maximum intensity in the coda — a foretaste of what is to come in the Finale. Detached from the Symphony, the Adagietto has gone on to have a remarkable “afterlife” of its own. For example, Leonard Bernstein famously conducted it at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York during the funeral Mass for Robert Kennedy in 1968. Because of its use in film and as a April
musical memorial in times of collective grieving, the Adagietto has acquired a somber reputation as world-weary, death-obsessed music — a return to the funereal tone that opened the Symphony, but now with an attitude of peaceful acceptance. One reason for those melancholy associations is that the Adagietto has something in common with the resigned atmosphere of “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” (“I Have Become Lost to the World”), one of the Rückert settings Mahler wrote during the same summer he began the Fifth. Yet Willem Mengelberg, a conductor and champion of Mahler’s music (and a close friend), claimed that Mahler’s inspiration was his Alma Mahler soon-to-be wife, Alma (see sidebar at left). Mahler aficionado Mahler in Love Gilbert Kaplan gave that interpretation new currency with an While he was writing the influential essay he published in the early 1990s. The blissful Fifth Symphony, Mahler met timelessness of this music can indeed be heard as a kind of Alma Schindler, a ravishing transcendent serenade. In any case, the Adagietto (in F major) and brilliant young Viennese provides a crucial contrast after the anguish of the opening and beauty. Her father had been the hectic bustle that ended the Scherzo. Mahler’s orchestration a noted landscape painter; emphasizes the contrast. Instead of the full palette of the very her stepfather cofounded the large ensemble used elsewhere in the Fifth, he restricts himself Secessionist art movement. in the Adagietto to strings and harp. Yet Mahler’s scoring Mahler, nearly twice Alma’s deploys a striking range of shades to shape the music’s balance age, married her in March 1902. of introspection and passion. He completed his draft of the The Adagietto sets the outgoing animation of the Finale in symphony that summer and greater relief, serving as a kind of prelude — a connection echoing then invited his new bride that between the first two movements. Mahler uses the sustained to hear him play through the note of a solo horn to bridge the two movements, at the same time just-finished composition at reminding us of the extroverted world of the Scherzo, which will the piano. The Adagietto may now become intensified. A “Rondo-Finale,” as he calls this last have been written as a private movement, suggests a lighthearted sendoff. As he did in the Scherlove letter while Mahler was zo, however, Mahler revises our expectations of something modest courting Alma. to give us a movement of ample dimensions instead. Yet there’s nothing remotely ponderous about this Finale. By the same token, Mahler — who had recently been inspired by a study of Bach — employs a dazzling amount of counterpoint without ever sounding dry or “academic.” Quite the contrary: This is music that constantly blooms, shifting the most “throwaway” fragments of ideas into splendid new shapes. Mahler is giddy with humor and the fertility of invention. Thus he even weaves speeded-up fragments from the ethereal Adagietto into the argument so that they seem perfectly at home in this new context. This borrowing from the music of the Adagietto again mirrors what Mahler did in Part I, with its thematic sharing between the two movements. His ultimate cross-reference in the Symphony arrives near the end. Here he gives us a vindication of the hopeful chorale from the second movement: A variant of that music now blazes out in full affirmation. Mahler planted an earlier hint for this at the beginning of the Finale, in the clarinet’s tune, which is the source for this glorious variation on the original chorale. But he then appends an irreverent and rollicking coda — a last gust of anarchic exhilaration. — Thomas May is the program annotator for the Nashville Symphony and writes regularly about music and theater. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader.
INGRID FLITER, piano In January 2006, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter was named the recipient of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, making her only the fifth pianist to have been so honored. The Gilmore Artist Award is presented to an exceptional pianist who possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma, and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist. Fliter made her American orchestra debut with the Atlanta Symphony in January 2006, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore Award. Since then, she has made debuts with the L.A. Philharmonic; the San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Detroit and Dallas symphonies; the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; and at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia and Blossom festivals. Equally busy as a recitalist, Fliter has recently performed in New York at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and at the Metropolitan Museum; in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Baltimore; and for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Ft. Worth, Texas. Highlights of her 2009/10 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Houston and Seattle symphonies; reengagements with The Cleveland Orchestra and the St. Louis, National and Toronto symphonies; and recitals in Boston, Montreal, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and New York’s Town Hall. Recent and upcoming engagements abroad include appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras; the BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National and Gulbenkian orchestras; recitals in Paris, Barcelona and Milan; a tour of Spain with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra; and her eighth tour of Japan. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992, she moved to Europe, where she continued her studies with Vitaly Margulis at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg; with Carlos Bruno in Rome; and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy. Fliter began play-
ing public recitals at age 11 and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires at age 16. She went on to win prizes at the Cantu International Ingrid Fliter Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy, and in 2000 was awarded the silver medal at the Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw. An exclusive EMI recording artist, Fliter released her first CD, an all-Chopin disc, in April 2008. Her second EMI recording of the complete Chopin waltzes was released in the fall of 2009. Live recordings of Fliter performing works by Beethoven and Chopin at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as a DVD of a recital at the Miami International Piano Festival, are available on the VAI Audio label. PETER OTTO, guest concertmaster The Nashville Symphony is pleased to welcome guest concertmaster Peter Otto to Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the orchestra’s performances of “Chopin & Mahler.” A graduate of the Juilliard School, Otto currently holds the position of First Associate Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. Previous to his engagement in Cleveland in 2007, the German-born violinist served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony. Over the past several years, Otto has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rostock Philharmonic, the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Baden-Baden Festival, the Music Festival of Schwerin and the Heidelberger Fruehling, and he has been a faculty member at the Innsbrook Festival, the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the Cactus Pear Festival and the Kent Blossom Festival. April
Giancarlo Guerrero, music director
Photo by David Bailey
The Nashville Symphony’s 2009/10 season marks Giancarlo Guerrero’s first as music director of the Nashville Symphony.
iancarlo Guerrero’s 09/10 season marks his first as music director of the Nashville Symphony. A champion of new music, Guerrero has collaborated with and conducted the music of several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty and Roberto Sierra. A new CD on Naxos of music by Michael Daugherty, with Guerrero conducting the Nashville Symphony, was released in September 2009. Guerrero’s guest conducting engagements in the 09/10 season include appearances with the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, New Jersey and Fort Worth; the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa; and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia. Abroad, he conducts the Symphony Orchestras of Vancouver and Edmonton in the fall and the Slovenian Philharmonic in the spring. As a guest conductor, Guerrero recently made two important debuts abroad: his European debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, where he was immediately invited to return, and his U.K. Debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has also recently made successful debuts with several major American orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra (where he was invited back for a subscription week and tour), the Seattle Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other recent orchestral engagements in North America include appearances with the orchestras of Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Phoenix, San Antonio and San Diego; the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.; and at the Grant Park Festival. Also in demand in Central and South America, Guerrero conducts regularly in Venezuela with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, with which he has had a special relationship for many years. His debut at the Casals Festival with Yo-Yo Ma and the Puerto Rico Symphony in 2005 was followed by return engagements in 2006 and 2007. He also made his debut at the Teatro Colón in Argentina in 2005. Elsewhere, he is a regular guest conductor of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. Equally at home with opera, Guerrero works regularly with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and in recent seasons has conducted new productions of Carmen, La bohème and most recently a new production of Rigoletto. In February 2008, he gave the Australian premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s one-act opera Ainadamar at the Adelaide Festival, to great acclaim. In June 2004, Guerrero was awarded the Helen M. Thompson Award by the League of American Orchestras, which recognizes outstanding achievement among young conductors nationwide. Guerrero holds degrees from Baylor and Northwestern universities. He was most recently music director of the Eugene Symphony. From 1999 to 2004, he served as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra. Prior to his tenure with the Minnesota Orchestra, he served as music director of the Táchira Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela.
Conductors Albert-George Schram, resident conductor
Kelly Corcoran, assistant conductor
Albert-George Schram, a native of the Netherlands, has served as resident conductor of the Nashville Symphony since August 2005 and is concurrently staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He also holds regular guest-conducting Photo by Amy Dickerson positions with the Tucson Symphony and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. When the Nashville Symphony opened Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2006, Schram was invited to become the orchestra’s resident conductor. While he has conducted on all series the orchestra offers, Schram is primarily responsible for its Bank of America Pops Series. Maestro Schram’s longest tenure has been with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where he has worked in a variety of capacities since 1979 and is an audience favorite for all series he conducts, including Pops and the CSO’s summer season. As a regular guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Schram in 2002 opened the orchestra’s new permanent summer home, Symphony Park. He has regularly conducted the Charlotte Symphony for nine consecutive years. In 2008 Maestro Schram was invited to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Bolivia in La Paz and the Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. His other foreign conducting engagements have included the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Taegu Symphony Orchestra in Korea, and the Orchester der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft Luzern in Switzerland. He has made return appearances to his native Holland to conduct the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Netherlands Broadcast Orchestra. Schram’s studies have been largely in the European tradition under the tutelage of Franco Ferrara, Rafael Kubelik, Abraham Kaplan and Neeme Järvi. He received the majority of his initial training at the Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. His training was completed at the University of Washington.
The 2009/10 season marks Kelly Corcoran’s third season as assistant conductor of the Nashville Symphony. During this time, she has conducted a variety of programs, including the Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Photo by Amy Dickerson Pops Series, and has served as the primary conductor for the orchestra’s education and community engagement concerts. She also conducted the Nashville Symphony’s recent CD with Riders In The Sky, ‘Lassoed Live’ at the Schermerhorn. Corcoran debuts this season with the Naples (Fla.) Philharmonic, the Charlotte Symphony and the Memphis Symphony. She has conducted orchestras throughout the country, including the Detroit Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she made her South American debut as a guest conductor with the Orquesta Sinfónica UNCuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. She has developed a reputation for exciting, energized performances. The Tennessean hailed her work on the podium as “lively” and “fresh.” Named as Honorable Mention for the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, Corcoran conducted the Bournemouth (UK) Symphony in January 2008 and studied with Marin Alsop. Prior to her position in Nashville, she completed three seasons as assistant conductor for the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio and music director of the Canton Youth Symphony and the Cleveland-area Heights Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, Corcoran participated in the selective National Conducting Institute, where she studied with her mentor, Leonard Slatkin. She has held additional posts as assistant music director of the Nashville Opera and founder/music director of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. Originally from Massachusetts and a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for 10 years, Corcoran received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from The Boston Conservatory. She received her Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Indiana University. She currently serves on the conducting faculty at Tennessee State University. April
Conductors George Mabry, chorus director and conductor George Mabry, who has directed the Nashville Symphony Chorus since 1998, is Professor Emeritus of Music at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He served as Director of its Center for the Creative Arts and Director of Choral Activities at the university until his retirement in 2003. While at Austin Peay, Mabry’s choirs performed for national and regional conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association. A native Tennessean, Mabry holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University and Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University. Mabry is active as a choral clinician and festival adjudicator. He has conducted All-State choirs in Kentucky and Virginia. Mabry is also a published composer and arranger. In addition to his choral and instrumental compositions, he has written and produced musical shows for entertainment parks around the country. He was formerly Director of Entertainment for Opryland U.S.A. in Nashville. In 2003, he received the Governor’s Award in the Arts for Arts Leadership in Tennessee and the Spirit BlairPAM10_ad:Layout of Tennessee Award1from the Tennessee Arts Academy. 1/21/10 2:21 PM Page 1
A Season of Uncommon Delights The Blair Concert Series Spring 2010
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Nashville Symphony Giancarlo Guerrero Music Director
Albert-George Schram Resident Conductor
First Violins* Mary Kathryn VanOsdale, Concertmaster Walter Buchanan Sharp Chair Gerald C. Greer, Associate Concertmaster Erin Hall, Assistant Concertmaster 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* Carolyn Wann Bailey, Principal Zeneba Bowers, Assistant Principal Jeremy Williams Laura Ross Louise Morrison Kenneth Barnd Benjamin Lloyd Lisa Thrall Rebecca Cole Rebecca J Willie Radu Georgescu Jessica Blackwell Keiko Nagayoshi+ violas* Daniel Reinker, Principal Shu-Zheng Yang, Assistant Principal Judith Ablon Bruce Christensen Michelle Lackey Collins Christopher Farrell Mary Helen Law Rebecca Oâ€™Boyle Melinda Whitley Clare Yang
Kelly Corcoran Assistant Conductor
cellos* Anthony LaMarchina, Principal Julia Tanner, Assistant Principal James Victor Miller Chair Bradley Mansell Lynn Marie Peithman Stephen Drake Michael Samis Matthew Walker Christopher Stenstrom Keith Nicholas Xiao-Fan Zhang basses* Joel Reist, Principal Glen Wanner, Assistant Principal Elizabeth Stewart Gary Lawrence, Principal Emeritus Kristen Bruya Kevin Jablonski flutes Erik Gratton, Principal Anne Potter Wilson Chair Ann Richards, Assistant Principal Norma Grobman Rogers piccolo Norma Grobman Rogers oboes Bobby Taylor, Principal Ellen Menking, Assistant Principal Roger Wiesmeyer english horn Roger Wiesmeyer
George L. Mabry Chorus Director
e-flat clarinet Cassandra Lee, Assistant Principal
timpani William G. Wiggins, Principal
bass clarinet Daniel Lochrie
percussion Sam Bacco, Principal Richard Graber, Assistant Principal
bassoons Cynthia Estill, Principal Dawn Hartley, Assistant Principal Gil Perel contra bassoon Gil Perel horns Leslie Norton, Principal Beth Beeson Radu V. Rusu, Assistant 1st Horn Hunter Sholar trumpets Patrick Kunkee, Co-Principal Jeffrey Bailey, Co-Principal Gary Armstrong, Assistant Principal trombones Lawrence L. Borden, Principal Susan K. Smith, Assistant Principal bass trombone Steven Brown tuba Gilbert Long, Principal
clarinets James Zimmermann, Principal Cassandra Lee, Assistant Principal Daniel Lochrie April
harp Licia Jaskunas, Principal keyboard Robert Marler, Acting Principal ORGAN Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator librarians D. Wilson Ochoa, Principal Jennifer Goldberg, Librarian orchestra personnel manager Anne Dickson Rogers Carrie Marcantonio, Assistant
*Section seating revolves +Leave of Absence
The Nashville Symphony would like to acknowledge generous contributions that have made the following fine instruments available to our musicians: Daniel Reinker plays a Grancino viola, circa 1698. Anthony LaMarchina plays a Goffriller cello, circa 1700.
Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers James C. Gooch, Board Chair Robert E. McNeilly III, Board Chair-Elect Lee A. Beaman, Immediate Past Board Chair John T. Rochford, Board Vice Chair Julie G. Boehm, Board Secretary David Williams II, Board Treasurer Alan D. Valentine* President and CEO Directors Janet Ayers Julian B. Baker Jr. Russell W. Bates Scott Becker James L. Beckner Rob Bironas James Bryan Boles Jack O. Bovender Jr. William H. Braddy III, CFP Anastasia Brown Virginia Byrn Pamela L. Carter Michelle Lackey Collins* Greg Daily
Marty G. Dickens David Steele Ewing John Ferguson Judy Foster* John Gawaluck Edward Goodrich Amy Grant Gerald C. Greer* Carl Grimstad Francis S. Guess Kathleen R. Guion Billy Ray Hearn C. Keith Herron Dan W. Hogan Martha R. Ingram Lee Ann Ingram Clay Jackson Harry R. Jacobson Ruth E. Johnson Elliott W. Jones Larry J. Larkin Kevin P. Lavender Zachary Liff Daniel Lochrie* Donald M. MacLeod Richard Maradik Jr. Ellen Harrison Martin* Robert A. McCabe Jr. Eduardo Minardi Gregory Morton Hal N. Pennington
Pamela K. Pfeffer Joseph K. Presley Charles Pruett Wayne J. Riley Doyle Rippee Norma Rogers* Anne L. Russell* Kristi Seehafer* Mark Silverman Beverly K. Small Patti Smallwood Wyatt Smith** Stephen Sparks* Christopher Stenstrom* Howard Stringer Bruce D. Sullivan Louis B. Todd Jay Turner Steve Turner David T. Vandewater Johnna Watson William Wiggins* Sadhna V. Williams* Jeremy Williams* Betsy Wills William M. Wilson Clare Yang* Derek Young Shirley Zeitlin *Indicates Ex Officio **Indicates Intern
Nashville Symphony Staff Executive Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO Laura Faust, Executive Assistant to President and CEO Mark A. Blakeman, V.P. of Orchestra and Building Operations and General Manager Sarah Jones, Assistant to the V.P. of Orchestra and Building Operations Michael Kirby, V.P. of Finance and Administration and CFO Mitchell Korn, V.P. of Education and Community Engagement Jim Mancuso, V.P. of Artistic Administration Jonathan Norris, SPHR, V.P. of Human Resources Annual Campaign Stacy Eaton-Carter, CFRE, Director of Annual Campaign Charles Stewart, Corporate Relations Manager Maribeth Stahl, Manager of Sponsorships and Grants Kathleen McCracken, Annual Campaign Coordinator Artistic Administration Emmaline McLeod, Manager of Artistic Administration Valerie Pullen, Artistic Administration Assistant Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator Box Office/Ticketing Kimberly Darlington, Director of Ticket Services Rodney Irvin, Assistant Director of Ticket Services Meaghan Callahan, Ticket Services Specialist Tina Messer, Ticket Services Specialist Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant Communications Alan Bostick, Sr. Director of Communications Jared Morrison, Website and Multimedia Manager Jonathan Marx, Publications Manager Mark McCormack, Public Relations Associate Barbara Hoffman, Archivist and Historian
Data Standards Kent Henderson, Director of Data Standards Sheila Wilson, Sr. Database Associate Mark McCormack, Database Associate Grant Cooksey, Patron Services Analyst Education Michelle Lin Doane, Education and Community Engagement Manager Sarah Conwell, Education and Community Engagement Assistant Event Services Ellen Baum Hollis, Director of Event Services Allison Huber, Event Services Manager Heather Martin, Event Services Manager Bruce Pittman, Catering Manager Lori Scholl, Event Services Assistant Ellen Kasperek, House Manager Finance Karen Warren, Controller Mildred Payne, Accounts Payable and Payroll Manager Sheri Switzer, Food and Beverage Accountant Steven McNeal, Finance Assistant Debra Hollenbeck, Buyer/Retail Manager Food & Beverage Steve Perdue, Director of Food and Beverage Roger Keenan, Executive Chef David Bolton, Sous Chef Lacy Lusebrink, Food and Beverage Manager Angela Gutheridge, Food and Beverage Supervisor Sherman Hughes, Banquet Captain Anderson S. Barns, Beverage Manager Jody Sweet, Beverage Manager
Human Resources Ashley Skinner, Human Resources Generalist Martha Bryant, Receptionist-Office Assistant I.T. Greg Thomas, Director of Information Technology Andrew Grady, Software Applications Administrator Maren Smith, Technical Support Specialist Marketing Ronda Combs Helton, Sr. Director of Marketing Becca Hadzor, Graphic Designer Misty Cochran, Advertising and Promotions Manager Emily Shannon, Group Sales Specialist Production and Orchestra Operations Tim Lynch, Sr. Director of Operations Anne Dickson Rogers, Orchestra Personnel Manager Carrie Marcantonio, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager D. Wilson Ochoa, Principal Librarian Jennifer Goldberg, Librarian John Sanders, Chief Technical Engineer Brian Doane, Production Manager Mitch Hansen, Lighting Director Gary Call, Audio Engineer Marc Estrin, Audio Engineer W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager Patron Services Kristen Oliver, Director of Patron Services Michael Backes, Patron Services Specialist Darlene Boswell, Patron Services Specialist Aaron Coleman, Patron Services Specialist Sara Davenport, Patron Services Specialist Daniel Tonelson, Patron Services Specialist
Judith Wall, Patron Services Specialist Jackie Knox, Manager of Marketing Associates Linda Booth, Marketing Associate Ryan Byrne, Marketing Associate Bonnie Carden, Marketing Associate James Calvin Davidson, Marketing Associate Andrea Flowers, Marketing Associate Lynn Green, Marketing Associate Gina Haining, Marketing Associate Mark Haining, Marketing Associate Lloyd Harper, Marketing Associate Rick Katz, Marketing Associate Deborah King, Marketing Associate Cassie Morazzi, Marketing Associate Scott Torgeson, Marketing Associate Special Campaigns and Planned Giving Susan D. Williams, CFRE, CVA, Sr. Director of Special Campaigns and Planned Giving Holly Noble, Special Campaigns Coordinator Venue Management Eric Swartz, Associate V.P. of Venue Management Craig Colunga, Director of Security Danny Covington, Chief Engineer Raay Creech, Facility Maintenance Technician Kenneth Dillehay, Facility Maintenance Technician Wade Johnson, Housekeeping Manager Kevin Butler, Housekeeper Veronica Morales, Housekeeper Volunteer Services Stacie Taylor, Director of Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Nicole Bellare, Volunteer Coordinator
Annual Fund Individuals
Mark & Darby Davis, Laura & Spencer Schimmel
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 26, 2010.
Virtuoso Society Gifts of $10,000+ Anonymous (1) Mr. & Mrs. Lee A. Beaman Mr. & Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Richard & Judith Bracken Mr.* & Mrs. J. C. Bradford Jr. Martin Brown Family Mr. & Mrs. John Chadwick Janine & Ben Cundiff Mr. & Mrs. Michael Curb Mr. & Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Greg & Collie Daily James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith
Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes Mr. & Mrs. John Ingram Mrs. Martha R. Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Brad M. Kelley Robin & Bill King The Martin Foundation Ellen Harrison Martin Mr. & Mrs. Clayton McWhorter The Melkus Family Foundation Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Cano Ozgener Ragsdale Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Carol & John T. Rochford Anne & Joe Russell Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Siebert Barbara & Les Speyer Margaret & Cal Turner Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wilson
Stradivarius Society Gifts of $5,000+ Marilyn & Bill Ezell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Frist Jr. Allis Dale & John Gillmor Mrs. Landis B. Gullett* Mrs. Harold Hassenfeld Jim Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Helen & Neil Hemphill Mr.* & Mrs. V. Davis Hunt Mr. & Mrs. David B. Ingram Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram Gordon & Shaun Inman Keith & Nancy Johnson Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Dr. & Mrs. Howard Kirshner
Anonymous (1) Mr. James Ayers J. B. & Carylon Baker Judy & Joe Barker Russell W. Bates Mr. James B. Boles Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bottorff Pamela & Michael Carter Kelly & Bill Christie Connie & Tom Cigarran Mr. & Mrs. Tom F. Cone Hilton & Sallie Dean Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis Marty & Betty Dickens Alan & Linda Dopp The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation
Christine Konradi & Stephan Heckers Ralph & Donna Korpman Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Lazenby Karen & Jim Lewis Mr. Zachary B. Liff Clare* & Samuel Loventhal Robert Straus Lipman Mrs. Jack Carroll Massey Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Richard & Sharalena Miller Christopher & Patricia Mixon Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Patton Hal & Peggy Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer
Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Pruett The Roros Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus Mary Ruth & Bob Shell Nelson & Sheila Shields Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jay Steere Bruce & Elaine Sullivan Earl & Sue Swensson Robert & Regina Swope The Vandewater Family Foundation Peggy & John Warner Mr. & Mrs. Ted H. Welch David & Gail Williams Mr. & Mrs. Julian Zander Jr. Shirley Zeitlin Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos & Ms. Lydia A. Howarth
Norm & Barb Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Klaritch Anne Knauff Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. Kevin P. & May Lavender John T. Lewis LifeWorks Foundation Gina & Dick Lodge Frances & Eugene Lotochinski F. Max & Mary A. Merrell The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt Edward D. & Linda F. Miles Mr. & Mrs. Gregg F. Morton Anne & Peter Neff Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Presley
Dr. Terryl A. Propper Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil John & Nancy Roberts Anne & Charles Roos Dr. & Mrs. Albert-George Schram Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Scott Ronald & Diane Shafer Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small Dr. Michael & Tracy Stadnick Pamela & Steven Taylor Dr. John B. Thomison Mr. & Mrs. Louis B. Todd Jr. Stacy Widelitz
Golden Baton Society Gifts of $2,500+ Anonymous (1) Clint & Kali Adams Mrs. R. Benton Adkins Jr. Shelley Alexander Mark & Niki Antonini Dr. & Mrs. Elbert Baker Jr. Allison & John Beasley Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup Julie & Dr. Frank Boehm Dr. & Mrs. H. Victor Braren Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Manny & Patricia Buzzell Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Castner Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler Richard & Kathy Cooper
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Rhonda Mulroy, Albert-George Schram Conductor’s Circle Gifts of $1,500+ Anonymous (7) James & Martha Ackerman James & Glyna Aderhold Dr. Alice Arnemann & Richard C. Arnemann Jon K. & Colleen Atwood Barbara & Mike Barton Mr. & Mrs. John Bearden Mr. & Mrs. James Beckner Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey K. Belser Frank M. Berklacich, MD Mr.* & Mrs. Harold S. Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Blakeman Dennis & Tammy Boehms Mr. & Mrs. C. Dent Bostick Jamey Bowen & Norman Wells Mr. William H. Braddy III Dan & Mindy Brodbeck
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Mr. & Mrs. John D. McAlister Mrs. Joanne Wallace McCall Chris & John McCarthy Tom & Marcia McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. McCarty Kathleen McCracken Mr. & Mrs. James M. McFarlin Mr.* & Mrs. William Thomas McHugh Michael McKinley Mr. Brian L. McKinney Malcolm & Jamesina McLeod Mr. & Mrs. Walter D. McMahan Catherine & Brian McMurray Ed & Tracy McNally Dr. & Mrs. Timothy E. McNutt Sr. Sam & Sandra McSeveney Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. McWherter Robby & Kathy Meadows Dan & Mary Mecklenborg Ms. Virginia J. Meece Ronald S. Meers Janis Meinert Herbert & Sharon Meltzer Raymond & Linda Meneely Drs. Manfred & Susan Menking Sara Meredith Bruce & Bonnie Meriwether Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger Dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Kent B. Millspaugh Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Moffatt Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Montemuro Ms. Gay Moon Mr. James Elliott Moore Mr. & Mrs. Steve Moore Mr. David K. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett Lee & Ingeborg Mountcastle James & Patricia Munro Dwayne & Sterlene Murray Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers Dr. & Mrs. Allen Naftilan Dodie & Bob Nemcik Dr. & Mrs. Harold Nevels Dr. Scott Newman & Leslie Newman John & Judy Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Justin Niebank Al Nisley Mrs. Caroline T. Nolen Judy M. Norton Ms. Kristen Oliver Philip & Marilyn Ollila
Barbara & Michael Barton Philip & Carolyn Orr Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Overfield Judy Oxford & Grant Benedict Dr. & Mrs. James Pace Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Page Doria Panvini Lisa & Doug Pasto-Crosby Grant & Janet Patterson Mr. & Mrs.* Robert K. Pease Steve A. Perdue Phil & Elizabeth Perkins Dr. Rebecca Peters & Mr. Robert Peters Dr. & Mrs. A. F. Peterson Jr. Mrs. Houston Pewett Dudley & Regina Pitts Rick & Diane Poen Phil & Dot Ponder Mr. Robert S. Poole Stanley D. Poole Mr. John Pope Dr. Benjamin K. & Michelle Poulose Mr. & Mrs. Brooks A. Quin Mr. John Quinlan Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ragan Edria & David Ragosin Mr. & Mrs. Ross Rainwater Nancy & Harry Ransom Mr. Randall Raplee Nancy Ward Ray Raul & Kelly Regalado Allen Reynolds Al & Laura Rhodes Don & Connie Richardson Ms. Mary A. Riddle Mrs. Paul E. Ridge Margaret Riegel Ms. Margot A. Riser Jan & Stephen S. Riven Mrs. Roscoe R. Robinson Mr.* & Mrs. Ed C. Rodgers Jr. Fran C. Rogers Rodney & Lynne Rosenblum Mr. & Mrs. Jackson L. Ross III Edgar & Susan Rothschild Mr. & Mrs. Edmund P. Routon Lauren & Christopher Rowe Ron & Lynn Samuels James & Susan Sandlin David M. Satterfield Mr. Donald D. Savoy Mr. & Mrs. Martin R. Schott Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Schultenover
Mary Pinkston, Patti Thorpe, pianist Jim Brickman, Anita Schadt, Julie Tupper Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scott Gary & Gloria Scott Drs. Fernando & Elena Segovia Gene A. & Linda M. Shade Richard & Marilyn Shadinger Mrs. Jack W. Shepherd Ms. Ann M. Shipp & Mr. Roger N. Higgins Sue & Nicholas Sieveking Mr. Brian D. Siewert Keith & Kay Simmons Mr. Michael Simpson Dr. & Mrs. Manuel Sir Betty B. Sisk Matt & Kristen Slocum Dr. & Mrs. David Slosky David & Robin Small Mrs. Madison Smith Jo Ann & Dallas Smith Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smokler Dan & Siri Speegle Nan E. Speller Thomas F. Spiggle Mr. M. Clark Spoden Mrs. Randolph C. St. John Caroline Stark & Lane Denson Janice & Charley Stefl Michael Samis & Christopher Stenstrom John & Jane Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Stevens Jr. Richard & Jennifer Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Charles V Stewart III Mr. & Mrs. David B. Stewart Elizabeth Stewart & James Grosjean Mr. J. Cyril Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Kent F. Stockton Jane Lawrence Stone Lois & Larry Stone Charles & Deborah Story Mr. Harry E. Stratton Tom & Gayle Stroud Mr. John Graham Sugg Gayle Sullivan Mrs. T. C. Summers Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Svennevik Dr. Esther & Mr. Jeff Swink Dr. & Mrs. J. D. Taylor Dr. Paul E. Teschan Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Thackston Jennifer & Greg Thomas Mrs. Lillian D. Thomas Lisa G. Thomas
Billy H. & Alice Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Bob F. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Wendol Thorpe Richard & Shirley Thrall Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Thurman Mr. Michael P. Tortora Tripp Family Foundation Ms. Deborah F. Turner Kimberly Dawn Vincent Richard Wager Mrs. Deborah W. Walker Victoria C. Walker Kay & Larry Wallace Fran Wallas Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Warner Jr. Lawrence & Karen Washington Shirley Marie Watts Jane & Frank Wcislo Randall Weaver H. Martin & Joyce Weingartner Ann Harwell Wells Mr. Kevin L. Welsh Linda West Franklin & Helen Westbrook J Peter R. Westerholm Ms. Harriett C. Whitaker Mrs. Barbara Bransford White Linda & Raymond White Jerrie Barnett-Whitlow Ms. Judith B. Wiens Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Marie Holman Wiggins Mr. Robert S. Wilkinson Jeremy Williams Dr. Carl R. Willis Carol Ann & Tommy Wilson The Wing Family Jerry & Julia Wingler Edward & Mary E. Womack Mrs. S. T. Womeldorf Mr. & Mrs. Matthew W. Wright Gary & Marlys Wulfsberg Richard A. & Vivian R. Wynn Dr. & Mrs. Barry Yarbrough Faith Adams Young Jane & Tom Yount Donna B. Yurdin Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Zeitlin
*denotes donors who are deceased
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 26, 2010.
Season Presenters Gifts of $100,000+
The Martin Foundation Presidentâ€™s Council Gifts of $75,000+
Directorsâ€™ Associates Gifts of $50,000+
Principal Players Gifts of $25,000+ Mike Curb Family Foundation
Government Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Mayor Karl F. Dean
Alan Valentine, John McDermott
Orchestra Partners Gifts of $10,000+ AT&T Atticus Trust Caterpillar Financial Services Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Gaylord Entertainment Foundation Genesco Inc. The Houghland Foundation LifeWay Worship Neal & Harwell Publix Super Markets Charities Mary C. Ragland Foundation The Wachovia Foundation, A Wells Fargo Company Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
Joe & Kimberly Duncan Artistic Underwriters Gifts of $5,000+ Aladdin Industries, LLC The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Corrections Corporation of America Cracker Barrel Foundation The Danner Foundation Dell Foundation Ford Motor Company Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Landis B. Gullett Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC
Becky Cantrell, Mary Jo McKelvey, Jane Kersten
The HCA Foundation Interior Design Services, Inc. Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. The Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor Charitable Foundation Tennessee Christian Medical Foundation Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Business Partner Gifts of $2,500+ AMSURG Blevins, Inc. City of Brentwood Dave Nemo Entertainment Delta Dental of Tennessee First Baptist Church Nashville
Gould Turner Group, P.C. Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Sandra Schatten Foundation Washington Foundation
Business Council Gifts of $1,500+ Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation H. G. Hill Realty Company, LLC J. Alexander's Corporation Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Tennsco Corporation WASCO, Inc.
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Business Leader Gifts of $1,000+ Anonymous (1) ASCAP Barrett Johnston & Parsley Bio Ventures, Inc. Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation Neely Coble Company Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co. DZL Management Direct Solutions Economy Pen & Pencil Co. Enfinity Engineering, LLC Heidtke & Company, Inc. Purity Dairies, Inc. David M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Inc. Wallboard & Supply Co. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Business Associates Gifts of $500+ APEX - Atlas Van Lines Agent Mark Boughton Photography R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC Broadcast Music, Inc. Buford Lewis Co. Capitol Records CedarStone Bank The Celebration D.F. Chase, Inc. Chesley The Cleaner Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. Country Music Association Daily's Convenience Stores Direct Connect Solutions Fabricators CAD Service, Inc. Haber Corporation R D Herbert & Sons Co. J & J Interiors, Inc. Liddle Brothers Contractors, Inc. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville Eddie Lunn
Magellan Midstream Partners McIntosh-Murphy Co., Inc. Hunt Oliver – Nashville Carpet Center Nashville Commercial / Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Northgate Gallery, Inc. Paramore|Redd Online Marketing PICA Group Prime Properties, Inc. RD Plastics Co., Inc. SESAC, Inc. Stansell Electric Co., Inc. Sysco Nashville The Tennessee Credit Union WBUZ Buzz 102.9 / WPRT Party 102.5
Business Friend Gifts of $300+ A-1 Appliance Company V. Alexander & Co., Inc. Alpha Delta Omega Foundation Altissimo! Records & Distribution Apple Barn Cider Bar – Opry Mills Mall BMW-MINI of Nashville Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers Case Selects Wine and Spirits Courtyard by Marriott Downtown J.E. Crain & Son, Inc. Dancy's, Nancy June Brandon DataMarketing Network, Inc. Frank C. Davis & Associates Demos' Steak & Spaghetti House Ellis Moving & Storage, LLC Emma Feldhaus Memorial Chapel Freeman Webb Company Realtors, Inc. GML, LLC Hoge Motor Company Horrell Realty and Investments Hunter Marine IBIS Communications, Inc. integrity events, inc. Jack Cawthon/Jack's Bar B Que
Lankford Hardware & Supply Company Pam Lewis & PLA Media MAC Presents Musgrave Pencil Company, Inc. National Toxicology Specialists Inc. The Oxford Shop Pharos Capital Group, LLC David L. Battis / Edwin B. Raskin Company Riley Warnock & Jacobson The Scotlyn Group, Inc. Servitech Industries, Inc. Southern Light Inc. Sunrise of Nashville Trickett Honda Monte Turner/Turner and Associates Realty, Inc. Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. Walker Lumber & Hardware Company Youth About Business
IN-KIND American Airlines American Tuxedo AT&T Real Yellow Pages Bates Nursery & Garden Center The Glover Group McQuiddy Printing Performance Studios Steinway Piano Gallery Wild Oats Natural Markets WTVF-TV, Channel 5
Honorary & Memorial Gifts In memory of Carole Slate Adams In memory of Carol Ainsworth In memory of Moshe Alexandroni In honor of Bette Berry In loving memory of Jessica Bloom
In memory of Pearl Bottiggi In memory of Jerome Buc In honor of Olivia Collins In honor of Jeanne Crossnoe In memory of Gerry Daniel In memory of Sandra Franklin In honor of James Gooch In memory of T. Earl Hinton & Nora Gardner Smith Hinton (2) In memory of Lillian Vann Hunt (3) In honor of Martha Ingram (2) In memory of Mrs. Ann Rita Jameson In memory of Mark Alan Lewis In memory of Clare Hellman Loventhal (24) In honor of Callum, Julia and A. J. McCaffrey In memory of Marie Musgrave McGlasson In memory of Catherine (Cate) Myer (7) In memory of Mildred J. Oonk In memory of Margaret Parker In memory of Lisa Renegar In honor of Albert-George Schram In memory of Robert K. Sharp (2) In memory of Dr. David L. Walker In memory of James Crawford Ward Jr.
A Time For GreaTNESS campaign A Time for Greatness, the Nashville Symphony’s endowment campaign, ensures a brilliant future for the orchestra. Funds raised through A Time for Greatness are used to increase the orchestra’s financial capacity to support continuing artistic growth and program development, and sustain the orchestra’s expanded operations in Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Changes as of February 26, 2010.
Founders Gifts of $1,000,000+ Laura Turner Dugas AmSouth Foundation The Frist Foundation James W. Ayers - FirstBank The Grimstad and Stream Families Bank of America Patricia and H. Rodes Hart The Beaman Family Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff & Family Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Hays HCA — Hospital Corporation of America Mr.* and Mrs. Monroe Carell Jr. Ingram Charitable Fund CaremarkRx Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Inman Caterpillar Inc. and Its Employees Ellen Harrison Martin The Community Foundation of Charles N. Martin Jr. Middle Tennessee The Martin Foundation Mike Curb Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. R. Clayton McWhorter Mr. and Mrs. Greg Daily The Memorial Foundation Dollar General Corporation Leadership Gifts Gifts of $500,000+ Anonymous Mr. Tom Black Giarratana Development / Novare Group Holdings
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Anne* and Dick Ragsdale & Family Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Margaret and Cal Turner Jr. The James Stephen Turner Family Vanderbilt University The Vandewater Family Foundation Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Colleen and Ted Welch The Anne Potter Wilson Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hayes HCA Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Regions Bank
Gifts of $250,000+ American Retirement Corp. The Cigarran Family E.B.S. Foundation
Harry and Jan Jacobson The Judy and Noah Liff Foundation Robert Straus Lipman
SunTrust Bank Laura Anne Turner Anne H. and Robert K. Zelle
Gifts of $100,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Dale Allen Phyllis and Ben* Alper American Constructors, Inc. Andrews Cadillac/Land Rover Nashville Averitt Express Barbara B. and Michael W. Barton Marty and Betty Dickens-BellSouth Julie and Frank Boehm Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC Richard and Judith Bracken Mr.* and Mrs. James C. Bradford Jr. The Charles R. Carroll Family Fred J. Cassetty Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff CLARCOR The William Sherrard Cochran Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fite Cone
Corrections Corporation of America Deloitte & Touche LLP The Rev. Canon & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller Michael D. and Carol E. Ennis Family ESa Design Team: Earl Swensson Associates Inc. I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. KSi/Structural Engineers Annette and Irwin* Eskind Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Franklin Frost Brown Todd LLC Drs. Priscilla and Pedro Garcia Gordon and Constance Gee Genesco Inc. Amy Grant and Vince Gill
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Charles Gordon Guardsmark, LLC Billy Ray and Joanie* Hearn The Hendrix Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Hooker and Family Walter and Sarah Knestrick Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, PC Mrs. Jack C. Massey Lynn and Ken Melkus Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Nashville Symphony Chorus Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Pat and John W. Nelley Jr. O’Charley’s Bonnie and David Perdue Pamela K. Pfeffer & Philip M. Pfeffer Mr. and Mrs. Dale W. Polley
Mary C. Ragland Foundation The John M. Rivers Jr. Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Rochford III Anne and Joseph Russell and Family Daniel and Monica Cintado-Scokin Bill and Sharon Sheriff Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Luke and Susan Simons Irvin and Beverly Small The Henry Laird Smith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Smith Barbara and Lester Speyer The Starr Foundation Hope and Howard Stringer Louis B. and Patricia C. Todd Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Viehmann Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Wendell Mr. David M. Wilds
Major Gifts Gifts of $50,000+ Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew LLP The Law Firm of Baker Donelson Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Jack O. Bovender Jr. Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Boyd III Dr. Ian and Katherine* Brick Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Cain The Danner Foundation Dee and Jerald Doochin Ernst & Young Mr. and Mrs. David Steele Ewing Ezell Foundation & Purity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Sam M. Fleming Gannett Foundation / The Tennessean Letty-Lou and Joseph Gilbert Jr. Ruth Ann and William F. Harnisch Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Clay T. Jackson KPMG LLP Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wiehl Lazenby Gilbert Stroud Merritt David K. Morgan Musicians of the Nashville Symphony Esen and Cano Ozgener Ponder & Co. Eric Raefsky, M.D. and Ms. Victoria Heil Ro’s Oriental Rugs, Inc. Rosalie Buxbaum Delphine and Ken Roberts Mrs. Dan C. Rudy Mary Ruth and Bob Shell Stites & Harbison, PLLC Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Sullivan Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis Nicholas S. Zeppos & Lydia A. Howarth Gifts of $25,000+ AmSurg Corp. The Bank of Nashville Bass, Berry and Sims PLC Tom and Wendy Beasley Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte Iris and Arthur H. (“Mike”) Buhl III Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. Doug and Sondra Cruickshanks Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. DeDee The Eisenstein Family John and Carole Ferguson Tom and Judy Foster Mr. and Mrs. Keith Frazier and Family John and Lorelee Gawaluck Jim and Jeannie* Hastings Hawkins Partners, Inc. Landscape Arch. Hemphill Family Foundation Hilton Nashville Downtown Dr. and Mrs.* George W. Holcomb Jr. Nancy Leach and Bill Hoskins
Hudson Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John F. Jacques Ms. Mercedes Elizabeth Jones Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kinnard KraftCPAs PLLC John T. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman The Howard Littlejohn Family Mimsye and Leon May Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. McDermott Rock and Linda Morphis Anne and Peter Neff Carole and Ed Nelson Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. Larry D. Odom, Chairman/CEO Hal N. and Peggy S. Pennington Celeste Casey* and James Hugh Reed III Renasant Bank Lavona and Clyde Russell Kenneth D. Schermerhorn* Family of Kenneth Schermerhorn Lucy and Wilbur Sensing Nelson W. and Sheila A. Shields Lisa and Mike Shmerling Joanne and Gary Slaughter Dr. and Mrs. S. Douglas Smith Hans and Nancy Stabell Ann and Bob Street Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tyne Alan D. and Connie Linsler Valentine Janet and Alan Yuspeh Mr.* and Mrs. Martin L. Zeitlin Special Gifts Gifts of $15,000+ Kent and Donna Adams Aladdin Ind. Foundation / V.S. Johnson Leigh and Hunter Atkins Mr. and Mrs. Albert Balestiere Baring Industries Jane and Jim Beard June and Boyd Bogle John Auston Bridges Terry W. Chandler Community Counselling Service (CCS) Barbara and Willie K. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. DeVooght Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hughes Dobson V Donna Scott and John Eley Larry P. and Diane M. English Ms. Nancy M. Falls and Dr. Neil M. Price Beatriz Perez and Paul Knollmaier Richard and Delorse Lewis Frances and Eugene Lotochinski The Loventhal and Jones Families Mr.* & Mrs. Robert C. H. Mathews Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. McGregor Dr. and Mrs. Alexander C. McLeod Dr. Arthur M. Mellor Christopher and Patricia Mixon Piedmont Natural Gas Dr. Clifford and Mrs. Sharon Roberson
Anne and Charles Roos Joan Blum Shayne Eli and Deborah Tullis Mr. and Mrs. James M. Usdan Betty and Bernard Werthan Foundation Mr. and Mrs. W. Ridley Wills II Gifts of $10,000+ Ruth Crockarell Adkins American Brokerage Company, Inc. American Paper & Twine Company Mr. and Mrs. William F. Andrews Mr. and Dr. Richard C. Arnemann Sue G. Atkinson Mr. and Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II Brenda C. Bass Mr. and Mrs. John S. Beasley II Frank and Elizabeth Berklacich Ann and Jobe* Bernard Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Briggs Jr. Cathy and Martin Brown Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Bumstead Patricia and Manny Buzzell Ann and Gerry Calhoun Chase Cole Dr. and Mrs. Lindsey W. Cooper Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Crawford Rita Bennett* and Steve Croxall Janine and Ben Cundiff Marty and Betty Dickens Ellen and Townes Duncan Mike and Carolyn Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Martin Emmett Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind Bob and Judy Fisher Karen and Eugene C. Fleming Cathey and Wilford Fuqua Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Gaeto Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Heidtke Charitable Foundation Robert C. Hilton Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Humphrey Franklin Y. Hundley Jr. Margie and Nick Hunter Sandra and Joe Hutts Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. David B. Johnson The Russell A. Jones Jr. Family Fund Pamela and Michael Koban Jr. Robert A. Livingston Jack and Lynn May Betsy Vinson McInnes Mary and Max Merrell Donald J. and Hillary L. Meyers NewsChannel 5 Network Susan and Rick Oliver David and Adrienne Piston Charles H. Potter Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Mr. Scott L. Probasco Jr. Linda and Art Rebrovick Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Robinson Jr. Ron Rossmann Mr. and Mrs. Irby C. Simpkins Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Smallwood Murray and Hazel Somerville Southwind Health Partners® Dr. Steve A. Hyman and Mark Lee Taylor
Dr. and Mrs. John Brown Thomison Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Trammell Jr. Louise B. Wallace Foundation David, Gail, Sam and Nick Williams Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe Dr. and Mrs. Artmas L. Worthy Gifts of $5,000+ Anonymous Elizabeth M. Adams & David B. Scott Mr. Jerry Adams James and Glyna Aderhold American Airlines Mr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson Joël Anquetil DeVan D. Ard & Renée A. Chevalier The Arrants Family Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Bainbridge Dr. and Mrs. Elbert W. Baker Jr. Dr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Beauchamp Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bell Annie Laurie and Irvin Berry Dr. Marion and Tricia Bolin Mr. and Mrs. Douglas G. Bradbury III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Bradford Dr. and Mrs. Victor Braren Mr. William V. Briggs and Family Richard Fitzgerald Bryan J. Burts Bryant Jr. Michael and Sarah Buckland Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Buckspan Hillary and Jimmy Bynum Ann and Sykes Cargile Mr. and Mrs. Clint Carter Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Casa Santa Central Business Group / Space Saver Mr. and Mrs. James A. Charron Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Chasanoff Barbara and Eric Chazen In memory of John Hancock Cheek Jr. Drs. Keith and Leslie Churchwell CIC Foundation, Inc. Marion S. and Roy C. Clark Esther and Roger Cohn Mrs. Peggy Wemyss Connor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Craig Laura, Brad, Anna Linn and Nate Currie Kimberly L. Darlington In memory of Joe Davis Drs. Carla and Dick Davis Mr. and Mrs. J. William Denny Carol and Tom DePauw Mr. Mark Deutschmann Jane Davis Doggett Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Doochin Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Eastwood Jr. Dr. and Mrs. E. Mac Edington Sylvia and Robert H. Elman Kitty and Patrick Emery Mr. T. Aldrich Finegan Mr. & Mrs. John David Fitzgerald Jr. Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald Fleischer Mr. and Mrs. Steve G. Fridrich Dr. and Mrs. John R. Furman Mr. and Mrs. Landy Gardner
Ben & Ginny Severinghaus
Timothy J. Gilbreath Fred and Deana Goad Mr. Edward and Mrs. Nancy Goodrich Gerald C. Greer and Dr. Scott Hoffman Jennifer and Daniel Gremillion Dale and Nancy Grimes Doug and Rose Grindstaff Jim and Paula Grout Sylvia Hyman and Arthur Gunzberg John and Freda Hall Mark Hann R. Rick Hart Mr. and Mrs. James K. Hasson Jr. Bill and Robin Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. John Burton Hayes In memory of Macon Hilton Judith and Mark* Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Dan W. Hogan Sally A. Holland Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Keel and Marsha Mason Hunt Mr.* and Mrs. Virgil Davis Hunt Mr. and Mrs. David C. Huseman Toshinari and Emiko Ishii Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Israel Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jackson Jr. Mr. Erin Matthew Johnson Mr. and Mrs. George T. Johnston Journal Communications, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kane Jackie & Marshall Karr, Price & Morgan Cornelia S. Kelly Buddy Killen* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Klaritch Neil Krugman Thomas and Randi Land Larry J. Larkin Sally M. Levine and Family Mr. and Mrs. Irving Levy Zach Liff Drs. Thomas J. and Lee E. Limbird In loving memory of Weng-Teh Lin Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. Lippolis Mrs. Roberta D. Lochte-Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Lovett William R. and Maria T. MacKay Mark IV In honor of Mercedes E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Hill McAlister Karen C. and Charles R. McCarty Richard and Sheila McCarty Mr. and Mrs. J. David McClain Mr. and Mrs. Mark McDonald
Carl & Francie Duffield, Bob & Pat Weithofer
Mrs. Leatrice B. McKissack James Victor Miller* Richard L. and Sharalena Miller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Molteni Mrs. Margaret E. Moorhead Mr. and Mrs. William P. Morelli Mr. and Mrs. John J. Morris Lee and Ingeborg Mountcastle J. Philip Moyers, M.D. Nashville Symphony Players Assembly Mr. and Mrs. F.I. Nebhut Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ralls Niewold Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Nischan Oakwood the Greener Cleaner The Oâ€™Briant Family Hunt Oliver Nashville Carpet Center Lucius and Freida Outlaw David and Pamela Palmer Pan South Productions Parking Management Company Dr. and Mrs. Joel Peavyhouse Nancy Sanders Peterson Paul and Valery Prill Production Resource Group Dr. Gipsie B. Ranney Michael and Jan Reeves John and Nancy Roberts Charles, Jean and Paisley Robison Ed* and Teena Rodgers and Family Charles B. and Margaret G. Rush Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Russ Mr. and Mrs. P. Michael Saint David F. Sampsell Dr. Paula Sandidge & Kent Sandidge III James A. Scandrick Jr. In memory of Emanuel Schatten Cooper and Helen Schley In memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn Dr. and Mrs. John R. Schottland Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Scobey Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Scott Dr. and Mrs. Max Shaff Mr. and Mrs. R. Patrick Shepherd Dr. John R. and Betty Benroth Sisk Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Small Dr. and Mrs. Brent A. Soper Karen Spacek Mr. and Mrs. Mickey M. Sparkman Ms. Maggie P. Speight Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sposato Edward and Sally Stack John and Beth Stein
William Robert & Cheryl Anne Stewart Cyndi Stover Mr. and Mrs. James G. Stranch III Sunset Grill - Midtown Cafe CABANA Tracy Tajbl and Neil Kent Jones Brad Thomason Candy Toler and Bob Day Dr. Rubye P. Torrey Byron and Aleta Trauger Larry and Brenda Vickers Bayard H. and Rosemary Lab Walters James Crawford Ward Sr. & Irene Ward Nancy and Marty Warren Drs. Mark and Sally Watson and Billy Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie D. White Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Frank and Mareca Williams John and Anne Williams Gary and Catherine Wilson Marilyn Shields & Theodore E. Wiltsie Tim and Mary Wipperman Richard A. and Vivian R. Wynn Ms. Donna B. Yurdin Mr. and Mrs. Julian Zander Jr. GENERAL GIFTS Gifts of $2,500+ Anonymous In memory of Ann Canfield Arnett Mr. Frederick C. Ayers* Joanne and Clay Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Bauguess Dr. and Mrs. Cliff B. Bennett Patricia and Richard Bibb Drs. William and Wanda Bigham Randolph and Elaine Blake Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Blakeman Flora, Stephanie and Erin Blocker The Very Rev Robert E & Linda M Brodie Dr. Richard G. Bruehl and Dr. Nancy J. Stott Cole Burgess Daniel and Rosalie Buxbaum Janet C. Camp Kent S. Cathcart Ben Cavalier Family Cavarra Family Fletch and Bill Coke
Boyd & June Bogle
Everett and Katheryne Cowan Dr. and Mrs. George H. Crossley III Janice Crumpacker Donna and Dan Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dawson Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. DeHart Daryl and Sandra Demonbreun Dr. Robert F. Dendy & Ms. Lisa R. Silver Mr. and Mrs. Michael Devlin Mr. and Mrs. Ken Downey Carol and Michael Barton Dye Gloria Laird and Colin Maxwell Elliot Sam and Laura Faust Beverly K. Feldman Kevin and Susan Foley Family Faith and Ron Galbraith Joaquin and Barbara Garcia John and Eva Gebhart Kate R. W. Grayken Ms. Holly Beth Greene Matthew T. Grimm Charles and Carol Hankla and Family Sondra and George Harris Ron and Carolyn Harris Dr. and Mrs. James A. Hefner Dr. Richard and Rev. Paula C. Hoos Mary Ann and Calvin Houghland Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hull Hunt Family Foundation of Nashville TN Dr. Anna M. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Jones Harold G. and Robbie H. Jones Sam and Nancy Jones Mr. and Mrs. Kazuhiko Kawamura Brenda and Ronnie Kelly Teresa F. Kersey Wayne and Marilyn King Judge and Mrs. William C. Koch Jr. Philip and Leslie Kulp Mr. and Mrs.* F. Kurzynske Nancy and Vaden Lackey Mrs. Douglas E. Leach Dorothy and Jim Lesch Elaine and Jon Levine LifeWorks Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Lind Jay and Debbie Lowenthal Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso C. Mance Mr. and Mrs. James P. Manning Mr. and Mrs. James L. Martineau Dr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Mathews Sally and Joe Matlock
Mary Niederhauser, Alice Barge, Ann Fort, Virginia Potter Jackson Brim McCall and Family Mr. and Mrs. Dale McCulloch Mr. James F. McGrath Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Meadows Robert W. Meyer and Family Mr. D. Mark Moore Philip and Lechelle Moore and Family Mr. and Mrs. Russell F. Morris III William and Jennifer Moseley To honor Prof. & Mrs. Alfred Mosemiller Mr.* and Mrs. Roger J. Neal Craig and Linda Nelson Judy Oxford and Grant Benedict Gary and Nancy Pack Ms. Patricia Paiva Dr. Mary Witherspoon Parks Tom Patterson and Mike Eldred Susan and Bob Plageman and Family Ms. Elizabeth M. Queener Dr. James G. Quiggins Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ransom Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Raths Mr. and Mrs. David L. Raybin Martha and J. Buist Richardson III Miss Margaret L. Riegel Kathleen H. Rivers Georgianna W. Russell Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Sammer Nancy* and Alan* Saturn Caren A. Shaffer Dana and Nicole Shockley James T. and Judith Smythe Clark Spoden Mr. and Mrs. Roland R. Strickert Drs. Reid C. Thompson and Lorraine B. Ware Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trost and Family Kenneth and Jean Tyree M. Andrew Valentine and Nancy Coleman Mary Kathryn and Gary VanOsdale Drs. Robert and Nancy Wahl Estate of Kenneth Allen Walkup David and Karen Walton Joyce* and David Ward Mr. and Mrs. Talmage Watts Marie Holman Wiggins Judy S. Williams Mrs. Mary K. Wolf Donald and Trudi Yarbrough Peter G. Youngman
Pauline & Oliver McIntyre
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Charles and Edeltraut Jenkins Mrs. Mary Grey Jenkins Dr. and Mrs. Gary F. Jensen Jo’s Custom Cakes and Catering Inc. Keith and Nancy Johnson Mary and Doug Johnston Jane and Cecil Jones Mr. and Mrs. Sydney L. Jones Jr. Ann and Thomas Kahn Dr. and Mrs. Martin Katahn Christopher and Ginger Kelly and Family The Kelly Family Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. John L. Kennedy Patrick B. Kennedy & Jaime S. Amos & Riley & Eden Bruce and Maryann Kilbourn and Family Mr. and Mrs. Bill G. Kilpatrick Dr. Edward M. and Bonita D. Kimbrell Don R. and Kathleen Matteuzzi King Jim and Bunny King and Family Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kinser Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Kirby Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Kitchell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Knestrick Ms. Linda R. Koon Bob and Cathy Krumm Doctor and Mrs. John W. Lamb Sterling S. Lanier III* Robert M. Latimer* Mr. and Mrs. Danny Law Frances A. Lawson James E. and Judith G. Lawson Richard G. & Sandra M. Lenz and Family In memory of Dr. Virgil Shields LeQuire Sam and Lee Levine and Family Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Lewis Mary Fancis Schmitt Ligon Rhea and Marie Little Drs. Walt and Shannon Little Stephen R. and Jean N. Locke Kaye Lockwood Douglas and Denise Lokken David and Nancy Loucky Johnny & Lindalu Lovier Mr. James Edgar Lowe William and Evelyn Luetzow Dr.* and Mrs. John N. Lukens Jr. Ms. Nina B. Lunn Mrs. Robert P. Mace Mrs. Robert R. MacKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Boyce C. Magli Helga and Andrea Maneschi Mark and Kelly Manning Bradley D. Mansell John Maple Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marchetti Annette B. Martin Ben T. and Loy W. Martin Dr. and Mrs. Raymond S. Martin III Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Matheson III Ms. Cynthia Clark Matthews Ms. Sonje K. Hubsch Mayo Ms. Jocelynne I. McCall Jennifer and Shane McClure
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In honor of Maestro Kenneth Andrews Peggy A. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Argo Mr. and Mrs. James C. Armistead Jr. Aaron Armstrong Debi and Katrina Armstrong Mr. Joseph B. Armstrong Dr. Jane Bacon and Timothy Artist Pamela R. Atkins Geralda M. Aubry Mr. Albert Austin The Brian C. Austin Family Dr. Philip Autry Dr. Elizabeth M. Backus Al and Judy Baer Mr. and Mrs. Herb Baggett Lawrence E. Baggett Sallie and John Bailey Mr. David S. Baily Ralph B. Ballou Jr.* Scott M. Bane Alice Ann Vaughan Floyd Barge Kenneth Barnd Jonnie and Barbara Barnett Christal E. Barrow Oliver and Lisa Barry Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Bayless Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Beck Dr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Bergstrom Dr. and Mrs. Roy Berkon Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Berry Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Best Robert C. and Jane B. Blakey Ron, Sandra, Ethan and Erica Block Familia Boero Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Bolton Andi Bordick Dr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Boskind Mr. and Mrs. C. Dent Bostick Nancy and Dewey Boswell Ms. Michelle Boucher Zeneba Bowers Mr.* and Mrs. James E. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. John S. Bransford Jr. Mr. Keith Brent Mr. and Mrs. John F. Brewer III Libby and David Broadhurst Mr. and Mrs. Danny E. Broadway Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Brockman Jr. Berry and Connie Brooks Vernice Oakley Bryan Gino and Kathy Bulso Wyeth and Edward Burgess Dr. and Mrs. Ian M. Burr Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Burr Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Callis Dr. and Mrs. Tracy Q. Callister Jeanne Camara Bratschi Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Campbell MariLynn and Mike Canterbury Luther E. Cantrell Jr. David L. Carlton David S. Carter Mr. and Mrs. D. Michael Carter J. R. Caryl Jim and Shirley Casselberry Mr. and Mrs. Dean F. Chase Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Chickey Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Christenberry
Robert* and Mary Churchwell Sr. Teresa Harper Cissell Mr. and Mrs. Gary Clardy Shelton and Catherine Clark Mr. and Mrs. John J. Claxton II Jacquelyn L. Clevenger Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Neely Coble Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Alan G. Cohen Joan and Charlie Coker Rebecca Cole John and Rita Collett Mr. and Mrs. M. Thomas Collins Mr. Charles J. Conrick III Ms. Catherine Cook Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Coon Mrs. Elizabeth F. Cormier Dr. Will Kendrick and Ms. Marymac Cortner Natalie Corwin Mr. and Mrs. James M. Costello James and Amy Cotton Jennifer A. Coyle Ms. Ann S. Cross Mr. Will R. Crowthers Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Cullen Mr. Thomas Cullen and Ms. Wray Estes Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cummins Buddy and Sandy Curnutt Louis and Kathy Dâ€™Angelo Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Davenport Robert G. Davis and Leriel Davis Jeremy Dawkins* In memory of Jeremy Dawkins Mr. and Mrs. E. Mandell de Windt Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Debelak Ms. Jean Dedman Mr. and Mrs. Brett A. DeFore Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Delk Dr. and Mrs. James L. Dickson Mary Sue Dietrich and Family Wally and Lee Lee Dietz Martin L. Donner Jim and Ramsey Doran Rebecca Dorcy Robert and Kathryn Dortch Mr. and Mrs. David Dowland James and Julie Duensing Janet Ivey Duensing Greg Dugdale and Family Felicia and Charles Duncan Bob and Nancy Dunkerley Mr. Blair P. Durham Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. Dwelle Lynne M. Cushing and S. June Dye Frances and Bill Earthman Susan Eason* Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Eggleston Mr. David R. Elkins Ms. Helen C. Elkins Mr. and Mrs. Dan H. Elrod Mr. and Mrs. Martin Emrath Mary Ella Eubanks Mr. and Mrs. Ross I. Evans Duncan Eve Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Evers III Mr. and Mrs. Mark Farrington Bryan and Rachel Fay Anthony J. Ferrara Walter and Rebecca G. Ferris April
Jim and Mary Flanagan Mr.* and Mrs. M. E. Flautt Jeff and Margaret Flowers Sarah C. Fogel and Jane S. Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Fogelberg Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Forshee Julie Foss Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Francis Elizabeth A. Franks James C. Franks Family Jim W. Freeland Freeland Broadcasting Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sara N. Gaines William Joyce and Anderson Gaither Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Gannaway Glenna R. Gant Mr. and Mrs. Brian Garcia Grace D. Gardner Ms. Jane Gardner Dr. and Mrs. G. Waldon Garriss III Mr. Ronald Gash The Gassler Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Gideon Mr. Michael E. Giffin Norman and Cathy Gillis Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley Gary and Robin Glover Mr. and Mrs. William L. Godsey Terry and Nancy Goins Jay and Grace Goostree Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Gore Esther A. Gorny Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Gostowski Dr. & Mrs. CK Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda In memory of Edwin M. Gould Mrs. Jeanne S. Gower Betty and Lewis Graham Bryan D. Graves John and Mary France Gray Mrs. Max Greenberg Ms. Martha P. Gregory Ms. Gail W. Griffin Ms. Becky Griffith Mr. Thomas A. Grooms and Ms. Linda G. Ashford Mary Beth and Raul Guzman Dr. and Mrs. Allen F. Gwinn Jr. Joanne and Will Hackman Dr. and Mrs. Bill Halliday Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hambrick Dr. and Mrs. Edward D. Hamilton Dr. and Mrs.* James R. Hamilton Mrs. Vandella Hancock Mr. Fred G. Hardin Dr. and Mrs. F. Payne Hardison Jim, Ruth and Andrea Hayes Jim and Sandy Heatley Fred and Judy Helfer Ted and Mary Beth Helm Ernest and Nancy Henegar Father John C. Henrick Ms. Elizabeth W. Henson Karen Hickox Hicks Charitable Foundation Byron and Virginia Hillblom Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Hindalong Michelle E. C. Hinson 2010
On March 23, this community gave thousands of dollars to Lipscomb Universityâ€™s Yellow Ribbon program, a fund that closes the gap between what the Dept. of Veterans Affairs provides returning soldiers and a free education at Lipscomb. In addition to hundreds of generous gifts from individuals that night, you can be proud that the following sponsors and special friends freely gave in a special way to help those who protect our freedom.
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David Martin Satterfield Creston and Janice Saylors Carina and Roger Schecter In memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn Glenn R. and Carolyn J. Schirg The Robert Schnells Nelda and Kurt G. Schreiber In memory of Ola Mabel Webb Scott Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Ms. Margaret D. Scruggs Ms. Amy Jeanece Seals Kristi L. Seehafer Dr. and Mrs. L. Ray Sells Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Shears Ms. Clela Sheppard Denver & Sandy Sherry, Symphony Chorus Adrienne and Stanton Shuler Richard L. Simmons Mr. Gene Simpson Dr.* and Mrs. T. A. Smedley Kathy J. Smith and Family Mr. and Mrs. Gordon W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Smith Reinhold E. Smith Susan and Bill Snyder Jack S. Sollner Southeastern Telecom, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sperling Irma and Robert Spies Mr. and Mrs. William T. Spitz Butch and Sunny Spyridon Mr. Darryl Glenn Steele and Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Steele Mr. Robert H. Stephens Mrs. Frank W. Stevens* Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Stevens Storage Technologies Frank and Patricia Storz Joseph and Cheryl Strichik Mr. and Mrs. Richard Suddeath John Sujdak & Judy O’Guin Sujdak & Family Charles S. and Gayle A. Sullivan Matthew and Andrea Sullivan and Family Robert L. and Catherine Cate Sullivan James Marshall Summar Keith and Donna Dame Summar Mr. Frank Sutherland and Ms. Natilee M. Duning Greg, Rhonda and Erik Swanson Dr. Anna Szczuka Dr. Loyda C. Tacogue April
Grace & Michael Sposato Jaclyn and Bruce Tarkington Dr. Calvin M. Taylor Katherine Taylor Mary Curtis Taylor, Violin 1967-1991 Matthew W. Tays Christian and Grace Teal Ms. Laura Tek Michael Terry and Family Mr. and Mrs. Eugene TeSelle Lisa Thomas Mary Lee and Jim Thompson Donna K. Thurman Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Thurman Jr. Jeffrey Null Tiefermann and Family Mr. and Mrs. Don Tillman Dale and Doris Torrence Bill and Sharon Torrens Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Tosh Sr. Kita Mappin and Lloyd Townsend Jr. Thomas L. and Judith A. Turk Bradley and Karen Vander Molen Barbra B. Vaughn Ms. Susan C. Vincler Mr. Richard J. Waldrop Matt Walker Sarah Huddleston Walker Dr. and Mrs. Steve L. Walker Victoria C. Walker Mr.* and Mrs. Simon G. Waterlow Jerry and Brenda Weeks Ms. Rosemary D. Wesela John & Betsy Westfield Dr. and Mrs. Arville V. Wheeler Susan Hammonds-White and Walter H. White Mr. and Mrs. C. Parker Whitlock Roger M. Wiesmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Earl H. Williams Jr. Jeremy Williams Jo Anne Williams Ms. Cheryl L. Wilson Mrs. F. R. Wingo Sandra Wiscarson in memory of Kenneth Young Broadcasting Nashville - WKRN-TV Chris and Cindy Wood Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Wood Jr. Sidney and Richard M. Wooten Anne Allen Wright Dr. Patty W. Wright and Mr. Christopher J. Wright Gary and Marlys Wulfsberg Judge Randall and Kay Wyatt James Clayton Young Sr. Family *denotes donors who are deceased 2010
Legacy Society The Legacy Society honors those patrons whose deep commitment to the future of the Nashville Symphony has inspired them to include the Symphony in their estate planning through bequests, lifeincome gifts or other deferred-giving arrangements.
Anonymous Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Julie & Frank Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff Charles W. Cagle Donna & Steven Clark Mrs. Barbara J. Conder Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert William M. & Mildred P.* Duncan Deborah Faye Duncan Annette & Irwin* Eskind Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Landis Bass Gullett* Billy Ray Hearn Judith Hodges Judith S. Humphreys Martha R. Ingram Heloise Werthan Kuhn
Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis Clare* & Samuel Loventhal Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor Cynthia & Richard Morin Anne T. & Peter L. Neff Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nowlin Pamela K. & Philip Maurice Pfeffer Eric Raefsky, MD & Victoria Heil Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Irvin & Beverly Small Betsy Proctor Stratton* & Harry E. Stratton Dr. John B. Thomison Sr. Judy & Steve Turner Shirley Zeitlin Anne H. & Robert K. Zelle
Great orchestras, like all great cultural institutions throughout history, are gifts to posterity; they are built and bestowed to succeeding generations by visionary philanthropists. If you have that vision for the Nashville Symphony and have provided for its future through your estate planning, the Symphony would like to recognize you as a member of its Legacy Society. You can request an enrollment form or more information about tax-advantaged planned giving through Susan Williams in the Symphony Development Department at 615.687.6524 or swilliams@ nashvillesymphony.org.
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Arpeggio Arpeggio is a dining experience offered in the East Lobby. Open before all nighttime SunTrust Classical, Bank of America Pops, Adams and Reese Jazz Series concerts and most special performances, it features a sumptuous four-course buffet including appetizer, soup station, four entrées and dessert. The price is $38 with water and tea, not including tax and gratuity. Doors open two hours before the performance. Reservations are preferred; please call 615.687.6400. For updated menu information, please visit NashvilleSymphony.org. THE CAFÉ AND LOBBY BARS The Café, located in the West Lobby, offers a bistro-style à la carte menu beginning two hours prior to all concerts. The Café is also open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seven bars are spread throughout the building offering premium spirits, cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. SYMPHONY STORE The Symphony Store is located on the west side of the building near the West Atrium lobby and the Café. A variety of items, including a wide selection of classical CDs, are available at all price ranges. Customers may also place special orders. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and on all concert evenings from two hours prior to performance until up to 30 minutes after the performance has ended. ACCOMMODATIONS Restrooms and water fountains are available on the Lounge Level, located one floor below the Main Lobby; on the east and west sides of the Founders and Balcony Levels; and outside the Mike Curb Music Education Hall on the Founders Level. All restrooms are equipped for people with disabilities. Located on the Lounge Level, unisex restrooms are also available for disabled guests needing special assistance. CAMERAS, CELL PHONES, RECORDERS, BEEPERS & WATCH ALARMS Cameras or audio recording equipment may not be brought into any space where a rehearsal, performance or lecture is taking place. Cellular phones, beepers and watch alarms must be turned off prior to the start of any event.
COAT CHECK To enhance the acoustical experience inside Laura Turner Concert Hall, we ask that guests check their coats at one of several complimentary coat-check locations on each seating level. The most convenient is on the Lounge Level, located one floor below the Main Lobby. LATE SEATING As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, each performance will have designated breaks when latecomers are seated. Those arriving after a performance begins will be asked to remain outside the entrance door nearest their ticketed seats until the appropriate break. CONCERT CONCIERGE Have a question, request or comment? Please visit our Concert Concierge on the northwest side of the Main Lobby. The Concierge is available to help you with anything you might need during your visit. Concert Concierge is open through the end of intermission. TICKET SALES The Box Office is located at street level on the Fourth Avenue side of the building closest to Symphony Place. Tickets may be purchased with MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, cash or local personal checks. Limited 15-minute parking is available on Fourth Avenue just outside the Box Office. Regular Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Hours on Concert Days: 10 a.m. to intermission Monday-Saturday Call for hours on Sunday Tickets for future performances and Will Call
reservations are available by using one of the self-service kiosks located in the East and West Atrium lobbies or in the Box Office lobby. To speak with a customer service representative by phone, call 615.687.6400. Tickets are also available for future Nashville Symphony concerts through the Nashville Symphony’s website (NashvilleSymphony.org). CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS Offered in the Balcony Lobby prior to each SunTrust Classical Series concert, these informal halfhour talks with our conductors and guest artists explore the evening’s program. Talks begin at 6 p.m. Thursday and at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. CAN’T MAKE A CONCERT? If you are unable to use your tickets, you may exchange them for another performance, availability permitting, or you may donate them for a tax deduction. Tickets must be exchanged or donated by 6 p.m. on the day before the performance. Some restrictions may apply. Call 615.687.6401. LISTENING DEVICES An infrared hearing system is available for guests who are hearing impaired. Headsets are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the coat-check area on the Lounge Level, and from the Concert Concierge. EMERGENCY MESSAGES Guests expecting urgent calls may leave their name and exact seat information (seating level, door number, row and seat number) with any usher. Anyone needing to reach guests during an event may call the Security Desk at 615.687.6610. EVACUATION To ensure your safety in case of fire or other emergency, we ask that you note the exit route nearest your seat. Please follow the instructions of our ushers, who are specifically trained to assist you in case of an emergency. LOST AND FOUND Please check with the House Manager’s office for any items that may have been left in the building. The phone number for Lost and Found is 615.687.6450.
ACCESSIBLE SEATING Accessible and companion seating are available at all seating and price levels with excellent acoustics and sight lines to the stage. Transfer seating is also available to allow guests in wheelchairs to transfer easily to seats in the hall. Please arrange in advance for accessible seating by calling a customer service representative at 615.687.6400. SERVICES FOR GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES Schermerhorn Symphony Center has been carefully designed to be barrier-free and meets or exceeds all criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All public spaces, meeting rooms, offices, backstage dressing rooms and orchestra lounge, and production control rooms will accommodate performers, staff and guests with disabilities. Interior signage and all elevators make use of Braille lettering for directional signs in both public and backstage areas, including all room signs. VALET Valet parking, provided by Parking Management Company, is available for all performances on Symphony Place, on the north side of the building between Third and Fourth avenues. We offer pre-paid valet parking for all performances. For more details, call 615.687.6401. shuttles For $10 cash per person, round-trip shuttle service is available for SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series concerts. First come, first served. The shuttles leave from Belle Meade Plaza and The Factory at Franklin. For more info, call 615.687.6541. PARKING AT THE PINNACLE Our new next-door neighbors, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, are offering Symphony patrons pre-paid parking at a discount! The Pinnacle is located directly across Third Avenue from Schermerhorn Symphony Center. To purchase pre-paid parking at The Pinnacle, please call 615.687.6401.
Coat check and main restrooms located half-floor down in Lower Lobby
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The Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert: A Fitting Tribute
very year, the Nashville Symphony designates other engagements.” one set of concerts in its SunTrust ClassiAs part of the selection process for each year’s cal Series as the Lawrence S. Levine Memorial concert, Levine traveled around the country and Concert. This year’s event will take place April overseas to various competitions, among them 29-May 1, when Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter the Cliburn in Ft. Worth and the Queen Elizabeth joins Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the in Belgium. “It wound up being an interesting orchestra to perform Chopin’s Concerto for Piano process,” she says. “For instance, I discovered No. 2 in F minor. that sometimes the second-place winner might Longtime Nashville Symphony patron Sally be more interesting — in which case we’d presLevine explains that she and her two sons came ent that person over the first-place winner.” Over up with the idea for an the years, the Levine annual memorial concert Memorial Concert has after the 1981 death of featured such notable her husband, Lawrence, artists as Awadagin who was a passionate Pratt, Orli Shaham and supporter of the SymOlga Kern — though phony. They were searchthe soloists haven’t been ing for a meaningful and limited to just pianists. lasting way to honor his With the arrival of memory, and naming a Giancarlo Guerrero as yearly concert for him the orchestra’s new museemed like the perfect sic director, Levine says, Sally Levine with her sons Robert and Mark tribute. The inaugural it was time to “sit down Levine Memorial Concert took place on Septemand have another look at these concerts. So now, ber 22 and 24, 1983, with pianist Earl Wild joininstead of focusing strictly on contest winners, we ing Music Director Kenneth Schermerhorn and have broadened our scope to feature other incredthe orchestra to perform Grieg’s Concerto in A ibly talented young soloists. Giancarlo suggests minor for Piano and Orchestra. several candidates, and then I go hear them perIt didn’t take long, however, for Sally Levine form — and he has been gracious enough to let to realize that, in addition to celebrating her me make the decision as to whom we’ll present. It late husband’s life, this event presented a unique has been a great pleasure on my part to work with opportunity to help support and spotlight Alan Valentine, Kenneth Schermerhorn and now emerging talent in the classical music world. Giancarlo, who have made it possible for me to “In discussion with management and musicparticipate in this process. It’s wonderful to know loving friends, we decided that an appropriate that perhaps one has played a very tiny part in way to do this would be to present competition advancing the careers of such talented musicians.” winners as guest artists with the Symphony,” she says. “We felt it would give a real boost to their For information about contributing to the careers, because once they’d won the competition, Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert fund, please contact Susan Williams, Sr. Director of they’d know they already had a date scheduled to Special Campaigns and Planned Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.687.6524. perform with the Nashville Symphony along with
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