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12 BOLD BEGINNINGS Jonathan Marx
When the Nashville Symphony takes the stage for its All-Beethoven Opening Night with Lang Lang on September 11, the orchestra will mark the beginning of a new era, as Giancarlo Guerrero makes his official debut as the seventh music director of the Nashville Symphony. The entire 2009/10 season promises a wide range of music, perfectly reflected in September’s offerings at the Schermerhorn. To welcome the start of a new year, we take a look at what’s ahead for the month, including the All-Beethoven Opening Night; Classical Americana on September 12; “Russia’s Greatest Hits” on September 17-19; and the pairing of singer Glen Campbell and songwriter Jimmy Webb on September 24-26.
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All-Beethoven Opening Night with Lang Lang September 11
Russia’s Greatest Hits
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I am honored to continue the legacy of artistic excellence established by the late Kenneth Schermerhorn, and I invite you to join me for what promises to be a great season.
elcome to the Nashville Symphony’s fourth season at Schermerhorn Symphony Center! This month is a particularly exciting time for me, because it marks my official start as the orchestra’s music director. I am honored to continue the legacy of artistic excellence established by the late Kenneth Schermerhorn, for whom this beautiful building was named, and I invite you to join me and the orchestra for what promises to be a great season. Our season begins on a high note with the Nashville Symphony’s AllBeethoven Opening Night on September 11. Pianist Lang Lang — quite possibly the best-known classical artist on the planet right now — will join the orchestra for a concert devoted to one of classical music’s greatest composers. Lang Lang’s dramatic performance style has earned him legions of fans, but this gifted pianist has built his reputation on first-class musicianship and a commitment to nurturing young talent, and we are thrilled to host his first-ever appearance in Nashville. The following evening promises another concert experience unlike any other in Nashville. Mandolinist Sam Bush, Dobro player Jerry Douglas and soprano Karen Parks are just a few of the truly outstanding guest artists who will join us for Classical Americana. Each of these performers is rooted in the great American folk tradition, but they’re also open to a wide range of influences, from classical to world music to jazz. When they take the stage with the Nashville Symphony and Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram, they’ll explore the many different ways that classical music, country music, blues and other homegrown styles are all linked. Considering our orchestra’s reputation for championing the music of American composers, and considering our city’s identity as a wellspring of American music, I can’t think of a better venue for this concert. Presented by First Tennessee, our opening weekend is just the beginning of an eventful month at the Schermerhorn. On September 17-19, I’ll be conducting the SunTrust Classical Series weekend celebrating the music of Russia’s greatest composers, including two of the most beloved works in the repertoire, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The following week, the Bank of America Pops Series will welcome Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb, both enduring figures in popular music. September also marks another milestone for me: This month, the Naxos label will release my first recording with the Nashville Symphony, featuring composer Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony and Deus ex Machina. Both of these pieces were recorded in Laura Turner Concert Hall, and if you were here for the performances, you know just how vibrant and engaging Daugherty’s music is. I’m proud to say that I already feel completely at home here in Nashville. I’ve had the privilege of conducting at the Schermerhorn many times over the past few years, and I can tell you that it is a great joy to stand in front of the musicians of the Nashville Symphony. Not only are the members of our orchestra immensely talented, but they are also among the most professional and disciplined musicians I have worked with. It is an equal pleasure to perform for you, our wonderful patrons. Thank you for making me feel so welcome, and for supporting this amazing orchestra. We have much to look forward to together.
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Over the past decade, the Nashville Symphony has become one of the most active recording orchestras in the country, and this month the ensemble adds to its sizable discography with a new release on Naxos featuring two works by composer Michael Daugherty, Metropolis Symphony and Deus ex Machina. A piano concerto inspired by trains of the future and the past, Deus ex Machina was co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony and recorded at the Schermerhorn in June 2007, with soloist Terrence Wilson. Metropolis Symphony was recorded at the hall in November 2008 and pays Michael Daugherty & Giancarlo Guerrero tribute to the American comic book hero Superman; the London Times called it a “Symphonie Fantastique for our times.” Both pieces were conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, making this the orchestra’s first recording with its new music director. Both works display Daugherty’s full range of musical expression, which frequently draws on themes and motifs from American history and popular culture. Metropolis Symphony’s fourth movement, “Oh, Lois!,” for example, uses lively rhythms and unusual percussion to evoke comic book sound effects. According to the League of American Orchestras, Daugherty is one of this country’s 10 most performed living composers, and this latest release promises to bring even more attention and acclaim for his work. The composer will be in town on September 30 for a special CD signing and release celebration; check the Symphony’s website for details. This isn’t the orchestra’s only new recording. Last month, the Symphony also released a collaboration with the cowboy group Riders In The Sky. ‘Lassoed Live’ at the Schermerhorn is a tuneful, rollicking collection of songs celebrating the American West, including the Sons of the Pioneers’ “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.” The CD was recorded with Assistant Conductor Kelly Corcoran in February, when the group appeared as part of the Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series. For this joint venture, the Symphony worked collaboratively with Riders to produce, distribute and market the recording without the involvement of a record label — an innovative arrangement that allows the artists to reap a higher share of the profits. Classical Conversations enrich concert-going experience With the beginning of the new season, the Nashville Symphony welcomes the return of its Classical Conversations series. These free, informal talks are held in the Schermerhorn’s Balcony Lobby one hour prior to each performance in the SunTrust Classical Series. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the music you’re hearing onstage, this is the perfect opportunity to get insights from the musicians themselves. Our first Classical Conversations take place September 17-19, when Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and British pianist Stephen Hough will talk about Russia’s Greatest Hits, featuring pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The featured soloist on Tchaikovsky’s enduringly popular Piano Concerto No. 1, Hough is considered one of the finest pianists working today and has also earned a Stephen Hough reputation as a writer, composer and thinker. Earlier this summer he served as guest editor for Gramophone magazine, and in 2001 he received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the “genius grant”). With his wide-ranging knowledge and interests, Hough should offer some probing observations about the music he’ll be performing at the Schermerhorn. SEPTEMBER
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n September 11, the Nashville Symphony takes the stage for its All-Beethoven Opening Night. It’s hard to think of a better way to start the 2009/10 season: with a program devoted to one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music and a guest appearance by the energetic young pianist Lang Lang, who has attained the kind of global celebrity typically reserved for pop stars. The entire 2009/10 season promises a wide range of music, perfectly encapsulated in September’s offerings at the Schermerhorn. To welcome the start of a new year, we take a look at what’s ahead for the month: not just the powerhouse combination of Guerrero, Lang Lang and Beethoven, but also our Classical Americana concert on September 12, which brings together some of Nashville’s most renowned instrumentalists for a concert exploring the many connections between American roots music and classical music. On September 17-19, the orchestra will perform “Russia’s Greatest Hits,” a concert featuring the work of Russia’s greatest composers, and the following week singer Glen Campbell and songwriter Jimmy Webb will join the Nashville Symphony for a pops concert surveying their hitfilled careers.
Lang Lang sets a new precedent for classical stardom It was almost exactly a decade ago that Lang Lang got his big break at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Ravinia Festival. Practically an unknown at the time, the teenage pianist was asked at the 11th hour to fill in for soloist André Watts and gave what he would later call the performance of a lifetime. The concert literally turned him into an overnight success. Lang Lang’s emergence uncannily mimics Watts’ own nearly 50 years ago — when a young Watts was asked by Leonard Bernstein to fill in for Glenn Gould at a New York Philharmonic concert — yet there is no question that Lang Lang has set a new precedent for stardom in the world of classical music. Just consider his high-profile appearance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics last summer, which was seen by millions of television viewers around the world. With his exuberant, emotive stage presence and his taste for designer clothes, it’s easy to see why audiences have responded with such fervor. Lang Lang has been credited with inspiring an entire generation of Chinese children to take up the piano. He has also raised the eyebrows of some reviewers, who feel that his showy persona threatens to overtake the music, but even those critics acknowledge that he is a phenomenally talented musician, and he continues to evolve as an artist. Writing in The New York Times last year, Anthony Tommasini
noted that Lang Lang’s most recent CD release, Chopin: The Piano Concertos, may reveal “evidence of a new, more mature Lang Lang. And there are admirable qualities to Mr. Lang’s vibrant, sensitive and often poetic playing.” When Lang Lang makes his first ever appearance in Nashville to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 as part of the First Tennessee All-Beethoven Opening Night, local audiences will have a rare chance to witness this artist up-close. Part of the thrill of seeing him in concert will be getting to experience his full range as a performer — that mix of keyboard pyrotechnics and sensitive musicianship that has captured the attention of fans all over the world. Classical Americana connects musical traditions Throughout history, composers have drawn on folk melodies and harmonies for inspiration, yet today there remains a dramatic divide between popular music and classical music, a sense that these art forms exist in separate universes. It’s an irony not lost on Alan D. Valentine, president and CEO of the Nashville Symphony, and Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association. The two men were talking last year about the ways that different styles of music tend to get
compartmentalized, when they hit upon an idea: What better place than Nashville to put on a concert that seeks to erase some of the distinctions between orchestral music and the homegrown music that helped make our city famous? The result is Classical Americana, a one-ofa-kind musical experience presented by First Tennessee on September 12 at the Schermerhorn. A tireless promoter of Americana music (a term that encompasses country, blues and other styles), Hilly helped assemble an impressive roster of guest artists to perform with the Nashville Symphony. These include mandolinist Sam Bush and Dobro player Jerry Douglas, both among the most important bluegrass musicians of the past four decades; guitarist Buddy Miller, one of the city’s most respected musicians; soprano Karen Parks, who is equally at home performing classical music, opera and spirituals; and banjoist Abigail Washburn, whose musical journeys stretch from the Appalachian foothills to the Chinese mainland. The program will include well-known songs from the American folk and popular music traditions, presented in combination with classical works by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and others that use those very songs as source material. Expect to hear tunes as familiar as “America” SEPTEMBER
and the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts” — but be prepared to hear them in a whole new way. “Americana and classical music share a common bond because they’re both concerned with the idea of artistic integrity,” Hilly observes. “They’re both viable forms of expression, and that is one of the connections we want to make. Listeners don’t care what kind of music it’s called. They just appreciate great music.” “No one understands these connections better than the musicians of the Nashville Symphony,” Valentine adds. “Our orchestra has a long history of providing players for recording sessions on Music Row, and we regularly welcome country and bluegrass artists to the Schermerhorn stage. What makes the Classical Americana evening so unique is that we’re taking a fresh look at how all this music is truly connected.”
From Russia, with music For the first concerts in this season’s SunTrust Classical Series, taking place September 17-19, the Nashville Symphony pays tribute to three titans of Russian music: Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky, all contemporaries in the late 19th century. The world’s largest nation has long been celebrated as a wellspring of some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire, and Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky in particular shared an interest in creating music that captured the essence of the Russian character. Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero cautions, however, that listeners should hesitate before trying to identify a distinctly “Russian” sound. “Even within this one country, there were different stylistic trends going on at the time. Tchaikovsky’s music was very passionate. He
used composing as a way of telling the world the personal turmoil that he was going through. Then you have Rimsky-Korsakov, whose music is fast and bright and colorful. He was concerned less about human emotions, and more about how the orchestra should sound. And in parts of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition [which will be performed at this concert], the music is very folkloric. The melodies speak of history; there’s a lot of nostalgia and melancholy.” Written as tribute to the painter Viktor Hartmann and presented as a kind of audio tour through his artworks, Pictures was published posthumously in 1886, in a version edited by Rimsky-Korsakov. Conceived as a suite for piano, the piece is now far better known in its various orchestral versions. Two years ago, Nashville Symphony performed a version of Pictures in which each movement was orchestrated by a different composer or arranger, but this month’s concert will feature the orchestration of French composer Maurice Ravel — without a doubt the best-known version. “Even though this is a very Russian piece,” Guerrero says, “Ravel brought his own style to the table, so it has this wonderful combination of human emotion and vivid orchestration.” Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb: a perfect pair Some singers and songs were meant to go together. Just ask songwriter Jimmy Webb. Among the hundreds of artists who have performed his material, one name in particular stands out: Glen Campbell. During the late 1960s, the singer recorded a remarkable run of songs written by Webb, most notable among them “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman.” The combination of Webb’s compelling narratives and Campbell’s supple voice yielded a singular chemistry. “It’s almost a metaphysical thing,” Webb says. “If there hadn’t been a Glen Campbell, I would have had to invent one, because my songs don’t come alive in quite the same way in anyone else’s hands.” Four decades later, Campbell and Webb remain good friends. When they perform with the Nashville Symphony on September 24-26, as part of the Bank of America Pops Series, audiences
can count on hearing their biggest hits together. Yet beyond these fruitful collaborations, each man has cultivated an impressive body of work on his own. “Our lives have encompassed other artists and other material, and so to include all of that, we’ll each take the stage separately during the show, and then we’ll come together,” Webb explains. “There’s a weaving of the Jimmy Webb Glen Campbell strands of our lives that actually takes place in front of people.” Indeed, some of Campbell’s biggest hits, including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” weren’t written by Webb, and when the singer performs at the Schermerhorn, he’s likely to include a few numbers from his most recent release, Meet Glen Campbell, which includes interpretations of songs originally performed by the rock bands U2 and Green Day, among others. “I think I’ve got a pretty good ear for songs,” Campbell says, “and when you find a great song, you can do anything with it.” For Webb, performing his own material presents a creative challenge. “I can’t do my music without trying to reinterpret and redefine it. I’m forced by a kind of internal hygiene to seek another way through, to find another chord or another nuance.”
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MOZART & SHOSTAKOVICH, October 1-3 Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has enthralled concertgoers with her virtuosic, passionate concert sponsor: musicianship, and she’ll join Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony next month for a performance of Shostakovich’s intensely introspective Concerto for Cello No. 2. Only 27, this gifted musician has earned a stellar reputation for immersing herself in whatever she plays. Part of the SunTrust Classical Series, this delightfully varied evening of music also features Mozart’s elegant Haffner Symphony and Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnol, which evokes the romantic allure of Spain. The orchestra will also premiere Sinfonía No. 4, a brand-new piece by composer Roberto Sierra, who deftly weaves Latin motifs into his memorable compositions. CLASSICAL GUITAR, GERMAN GENIUS, October 15-17 concert sponsor: The Nashville Symphony pays tribute to the music of Spain and Germany in this concert featuring soloist Sharon Isbin, who has been hailed as “one of the best guitarists in the world” by the Boston Globe. Isbin joins the orchestra for a performance of Christopher Rouse’s Concert de Gaudí, which draws on the traditional flamenco music of Spain to evoke the fantastic creations of architect Antoni Gaudí. Guest conductor John Fiore will also lead the orchestra in performances of Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture and Schumann’s buoyant Rhenish Symphony, which evokes the breathtaking beauty of Germany’s Rhine River.
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2009/10 Season Calendar SunTrust Classical Series
Bank of America Pops Series
September 17, 18 & 19, 2009 RUSSIA’S GREATEST HITS
September 24, 25 & 26, 2009 GLEN CAMPBELL & JIMMY WEBB
October 1, 2 & 3, 2009 MOZART & SHOSTAKOVICH
October 29, 30 & 31, 2009 HAWAII — 50 AT 50
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November 5, 6 & 7, 2009 A Musical Space Odyssey
January 14, 15 & 16, 2010 PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
November 19, 20 & 21, 2009 Tango & Ravel’s Bolero December 3, 4 & 5, 2009 RACHMANINOFF & Stravinsky January 7, 8 & 9, 2010 ‘The’ Organ Symphony January 21, 22 & 23, 2010 PENDERECKI COMES TO NASHVILLE February 25, 26 & 27, 2010 SIR NEVILLE MARRINER
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March 4, 5 & 6, 2010 BACH’s Masterpiece
September 11, 2009 First Tennessee Special Event — ALL-BEETHOVEN OPENING Night with Lang Lang
March 18, 19 & 20, 2010 BRAHMS & ‘BIG SUR’
September 12, 2009 First Tennessee Special Event — Classical Americana
April 1, 2 & 3, 2010 THIBAUDET Returns April 29, 30 & May 1, 2010 CHOPIN & MAHLER
October 26, 2009 Silent Comedy Classics featuring Organist Tom Trenney
May 20, 21 & 22, 2010 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
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What I Did on My Summer Vacation During the months of July and August, Nashville Symphony musicians take a much needed break from rehearsing and performing. InConcert asked three orchestra members what they did over their summer break, and here’s what they had to say:
Ann Richards, assistant principal flute In July, my husband, Glen Wanner (the Symphony’s assistant principal bassist), our 13-year-old son Marcus and I took a big car trip. We went up the Blue Ridge Parkway and camped and rode bicycles along the way. We had our miniature poodle, Mopsy, with us. He loved it. We spent four nice days in Hartford, Conn., where my brother spoke at the National Model Railroad Association Convention. In the middle of town, there’s an ancient burial ground where the founders of Hartford are buried, including my relative from 10 generations ago, Michael Richards. From Hartford, we drove to New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where we camped and kayaked at Saranac Lake and bicycled with Mopsy on the back. We also went to Lake Placid, where Glen and Marcus went down the Olympic bobsled track, and Marcus and I rode the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. We love travel, we love nature and we love to get out of the city as much as possible — and cycling is a good way to see things slowly while you’re getting your exercise.
Keith Nicholas, cello Summertime is family time for me. After playing for 10 straight months during the concert season, it helps to get a break so that we can devote more time to other things. My son, Spencer, is almost 4, and my daughter, Chelsea, is 8 months, and I’ve been hanging out with them, taking them to the park and other places. I would say our favorite hangout is Crockett Park in Brentwood. Sometimes we play a little soccer, and Spencer likes to run around. We take Chelsea along for the ride, and she likes to see what’s going on. I have done the occasional wedding and recording session this summer, and of course I’m still practicing. My wife, Dong Dong Zhang, is also a cellist who occasionally plays with the orchestra. We have to practice separately since our kids were born, but they’re both certainly into music. If we’re playing at home, Chelsea will crawl over and look at what’s going on, and occasionally we’ll see a little smile on her face. Or Spencer will sometimes dance to what we’re playing. We’ve gotten him a 1/16-size cello, and he likes to play really fast with the bow. When he does that, we kid around and say that he’s making fire with it.
Leslie Norton, principal horn I enjoyed having my daughter home from college after her freshman year at American University. Our family took a trip to the Connecticut shore, and then us girls did some tubing at a place we go every year in the Smoky Mountains called Deep Creek. It’s the greatest thing: You rent a $5 innertube, you walk up the trail for half an hour, put your tube in and then float back down. The water’s really freezing, so you get out and walk back up the trail in the hot sun, and by the time you get to the top you’re ready to get back in the water. If we don’t do that every year, it’s not summer. I also went with my husband, Chris, who is a percussionist, up to Door County in Wisconsin, where he played in the Peninsula Music Festival. We did some cycling and kayaking, and we ate plenty of cheese curd, cherry pie and whitefish. We got a lot of good summer things in this year —cooking, not cooking, beach time, creek time, sleeping-in time. It was much needed, but the other day I was practicing the horn and realized that I’m ready to have something to practice for. It’s time to start playing with people again instead of terrorizing the dog for no good reason.
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December may be several months away, but now is the perfect time to start planning your holiday gathering — and there’s no better place to host a special event than Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Whether you’re arranging an office party or a get-together with family and friends, everything you need is right here. Our versatile building offers a wide variety of gathering spaces — from the intimate, wood-paneled Watson Founders Hall to the spacious elegance of Laura Turner Concert Hall — and there are plenty of ways to entertain your guests. You can plan your event around a concert featuring Nashville’s own GRAMMY®-winning orchestra, or one of our docents can take you and your party on a free tour of the Schermerhorn. Of course, no holiday celebration would be complete without food and drink. Treat your guests to a meal in our fine-dining restaurant Arpeggio, or executive chef Roger Keenan can create a menu tailored to your needs — everything from light hors d’oeuvres to a multi-course meal complete with specially paired wines. Our highly trained kitchen staff relies on fresh, top-quality ingredients, with careful attention Photo by Ellen Hollis paid to preparation and presentation, meaning that your dining experience at the Schermerhorn will rival any in town. Whatever kind of vision you have for your holiday party, we’ll help you bring it to life, because we’ve got it all right here at the Schermerhorn. Looking for that special party favor to give your guests? Take a look inside our Symphony Store, where you’ll find a colorful mix of books, CDs, apparel, jewelry and other great gift ideas. To find out more about all of the party and event-planning services we offer, visit our website at NashvilleSymphony.org, email our event services team at events@ Photo by divineimages.net nashvillesymphony.org or call 615.687.6602. SEPTEMBER
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Ludwig van Beethoven born on December 16, 1770, in Bonn, Germany; died on March 26, 1827, in Vienna Leonore Overture No. 3 Despite its official numbering, the Leonore Overture No. 3 is actually the second of the four overtures Beethoven composed for his only opera, Fidelio. He wrote it to introduce the first revival, which was given on March 29, 1806, in Vienna and included substantial revisions of the opera. Beethoven’s score calls for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings. estimated length: 13 minutes Beethoven’s only opera shows a regime based on cruelty and injustice being toppled through the power of courageous love. It has lost none of its urgency as societies careen from crisis to crisis. Merely performing Fidelio can signal an implicit political or social critique, for the walled grimness of its prison setting has remained distressingly relevant. The story of Fidelio is straightforward. Set in a prison outside Seville, Spain, it centers around the heroic plan of a noblewoman, Leonore, to search for her husband, Florestan, who has been “disappeared” as a political prisoner. His actual crime is never specified, but it clearly has to do with his opposition to the unjust policies of the prison governor, Don Pizarro, who has
placed him in solitary confinement out of revenge. Leonore disguises herself as a man (using the assumed identity of Fidelio) to gain access to the prison. In the end, Pizarro’s atrocities are uncovered and Florestan and his fellow prisoners are freed. Beethoven referred to Fidelio as his “child of sorrow” since it cost him so much struggle to write — largely because the story meant so much to him, but also because Beethoven, not a man easily given to compromise, had to accommodate himself to the practical necessities of the theater. The first version of the opera, given on November 20, 1805 (the year the Eroica Symphony was introduced to the public), was a failure. Beethoven quickly withdrew it but introduced a tighter, revised version the following spring. The overture we hear was intended for that production. Beethoven wrote still another overture a couple years later for a production in Prague that never materialized. Finally, in 1814 he created the opera as it has since been known, changing its name from Leonore to Fidelio and writing a brisker, much more compact overture. Leonore No. 3 turned out to be, paradoxically, too dramatic for its context in the opera house. Adopting the heroic character of the Eroica, it encapsulates the very soul of the drama in purely instrumental terms and so, Beethoven came to realize, overwhelms the ensuing opera instead of preparing for it. The slow introduction descends — literally, in a stepwise 2009
motion at the beginning — into the despairing depths of the dungeon where Florestan languishes but has a vision of hope that his wife will save him. The musical material is essentially taken from the point of view of Florestan, who can be seen as an alter ego for Beethoven (imprisoned in his own way by deafness). Both muscular and nimble, the main theme of the Allegro is Beethoven at his most dramatic. The hope anticipated earlier in the music returns, but so do the shadows, eventually leading to a climactic moment in which the atmosphere suddenly changes. As he does in the opera itself, Beethoven uses a trumpet fanfare to symbolize the abrupt end of Pizarro’s corrupt power and the coming liberation. In the final pages, Beethoven achieves a remarkable effect by overlaying a series of patterns that scurry through the strings. These build tension to a nearly unbearable level before the dam bursts and the full ensemble joins in unstoppable, joyous excitement. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Beethoven composed his Third Piano Concerto between 1800 and 1802 (although some sketches date earlier). The composer performed as soloist at the premiere on April 5, 1803, in Vienna. He dedicated the piece to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. In addition to solo piano, the score calls for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2
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As far back as his teenage years in Bonn, we can find evidence of Beethoven’s preoccupation with the concerto genre. At this very time, Mozart was producing his famous series of piano concertos in Vienna; these provided Mozart with much-needed income to support his new freelance career after cutting ties with his Salzburg patron. When Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792, a decade later, he would repeat that pattern, relying on his talents as a performing pianist to establish a name. One aspect that made the concerto format so attractive was that it showcased Beethoven’s personality as a performer and composer at the same time — at least before his deafness reached the point where he could no longer function as a concert pianist. He was the soloist for four of his five piano concertos, premiering the Third at a concert in Vienna on April 5, 1803. The Beethoven keyboard style was a phenomenon in that “land of the clavier,” as Mozart had once described Vienna. Diarists recorded the spellbinding sessions Beethoven would weave through his recital improvisations, including reports of snapped strings and splintered hammers. The piano seemed an extension of his very personality. Beethoven’s first three piano concertos show a keen awareness of the Mozart models, incorporating the latter’s strategies (not to mention Haydnesque
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tricks of the trade) without succumbing to pale imitation. For the Piano Concerto No. 3, a significant point of reference was a work in the same key that Beethoven held in particular awe: Mozart’s C minor Concerto (K. 491). The shadow of Beethoven would loom heavily over composers who followed in the 19th century, but here we find Beethoven himself undergoing something of the “anxiety of influence.” A famous anecdote recounts Beethoven taking a walk with his pianist friend Johann Cramer and declaring his admiration of a passage in Mozart’s concerto: “My dear Cramer, we shall never be able to do anything like that!” A long, march-like exposition introduces the first movement’s thematic ideas while the piano lies in wait, silent.
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First is a dour, clipped motif in the home key. Later it’s countered by a tune that seems opposite in every aspect — lyrical, flowing, gentle and a rebuttal of the idea that Beethoven and gracefulness don’t go together. What a dramatic entrance Beethoven constructs for the pianist: three powerhouse scales in a row before it actually gets around to the themes proper. Much of what follows involves gestures that reconsider the drama inherent in the dialogue between these two musical forces — piano and orchestra. Especially innovative is the moment leading back from the piano’s cadenza to the coda: Here, instead of the orchestra’s forceful reentry (which had become a concerto cliché by this point), Beethoven ratchets up the suspense. Listen for that clipped, drumbeat-like part of the first motif (now at last played by the drums) in an ominous passage underscored by the timpani. Notice, too, those tidal waves of scales swirling upward in the final measures. The Largo starts off with the piano now rhapsodizing alone. This movement is a wonder of gently shaded orchestration and delicately singing pianism — among the most tenderly sensual pages in all Beethoven. It also serves as the perfect eye of the storm between the dramatic outer movements. The tersely angular main theme of the Rondo finale is supercharged with energy. A particularly alluring episode introduced by the clarinet recollects the blissful lyricism of the Largo before being dispelled by
an anxious riff on the Rondo theme — the Furies returned in full force. This time, after the pianist’s cadenza, Beethoven works in another novel touch in the way he segues from C minor to C major to end the concerto: The pianist transforms the first two notes of the Rondo theme from a threat into an insouciant phrase, which launches a final, rapid-fire coda whose high spirits cannot be held in check — even the timpani now seems overcome with mirth. Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 3 between 1802 and 1804. He conducted the first performance at the estate of his patron, Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz, to whom he dedicated the work, in the summer of 1804. The first official public performance followed in Vienna on April 7, 1805. Beethoven scores the work for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. estimated length: 47 minutes The “Eroica” is rightly described as a giant advance in the history of Western music. But along with its central historical significance — the fact that it claimed a lofty new position for symphonic music — the “Eroica” is intimately connected to the personal breakthrough it represents in Beethoven’s own life. The music is part of his creative response to the profound
crisis of his early 30s, shortly after the turn of the century. What Beethoven probably hoped was a passing phase of troubled hearing in fact marked the onset of permanent deafness, an especially appalling nightmare for an active musician. In the summer of 1802, doctor’s orders were to take it easy and spend some time in Heiligenstadt (then a distant suburb, peacefully removed from the hectic pace of Vienna). The promised cure, however, didn’t happen, and Beethoven’s despair led him to contemplate suicide. The so-called Heiligenstadt Testament is the moving confessional letter that the composer penned in the form of a will that autumn. Beethoven recounts in it the reasons for his depression, how he had felt the need to keep his growing deafness hidden from the world and how he was misunderstood as “misanthropic” by nature. He then explains his determination to continue living, prompted by an overpowering conviction of artistic mission: “It seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt called upon me to produce, and so I endured this wretched existence.” This renewed sense of purpose went hand in hand with a desire to forge what Beethoven was calling “a new path” in music and soon bore fruit in the Third Symphony, which quickly absorbed him. Almost everything about this symphony indicates that the stakes had been raised to a higher level. Its only “traditional” aspect is the instrumentation, which calls on the
standard forces used by Mozart and Haydn in their mature symphonies, with the exception of three horns instead of two. What are some examples of this sea change? They extend from the large-scale architecture of the work to shocking shifts in harmonic thought to an intensification of familiar devices such as changes in volume. The story goes that Beethoven’s admiration for Napoleon Bonaparte as a heroic force for revolutionary change soured when the French leader had himself crowned emperor in December 1804. Yet while the idealistic Beethoven abhorred tyranny and did in fact violently scratch out his original dedication from the title page of the score, he hadn’t ruled out the practical advantages of such a dedication (at the time he was considering resettling in Paris). In the end, he published the work as a “Heroic Symphony” (Sinfonia Eroica), which was “composed to celebrate the memory of a great man.” All manner of imagery has been invoked to get to the heart of this urgent music. The first movement has been said to suggest scenarios ranging from a metaphoric battlefield (with the assertive opening chords as “cannon shots”) to the tireless energy of early industrialism. What is unmistakable is the driving, epic force that resonates. The famous “surprise” Csharp (outside the home key of E-flat), where the cellos come to rest as they state the first theme, is an emblem for this musical eagerness to encounter experience head on, no matter where it leads.
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And this certainly includes pain along with joy, although the music as a whole seems to be reaching for an optimistic outlook. Unlike the Fifth Symphony, which achieves drama via intense compression, the Eroica uses expansion to convey this sense of experience: through distant keys, through a plenitude of thematic material, and through a swelling of the form traditionally used for the opening movement of a classical symphony. The thrilling coda, for example, is no longer a quick wrap-up but an enormous counterweight to the development of ideas preceding it. Beethoven writes a monumental funeral march rather than a lyrical slow movement: a meditation on death to follow the epic life journey of the opening movement. Mahler would later turn to this as a template for some of the marches in his own symphonies. Here Beethoven balances the act of public against private grief. Notice the “personal” sound of the oboe (which is highlighted as a leading character in each of the four movements), set against the more formal public rhetoric of the strings. Where Beethoven introduced pain into the surging
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course of the first movement, he reverses the pattern here: A bright streak of hope intrudes (introduced by the oboe) before the march returns to its tragic C minor, now unfolding in a fugue of overpowering majesty. The final pages of the march are almost cinematic, as Beethoven seems to suggest an individual mourner breaking down, unable to go on, while the crowd eventually proceeds. In place of a classical minuet, the Scherzo brings a return to the surging life force of the first movement — yet on a more elementary level. Beethoven focuses on the inherent tension — and playfulness — of pairs of chords jostling against a backdrop of triple meter. The reason behind his choice of three instead of two horns becomes apparent when that section gets its spotlight in the echoing calls of the trio section. Capping the “Eroica” is a marvelously innovative final movement made up of variations: not only on a theme (introduced by the oboe), but on the simpler bass line underpinning it as well, which we hear as a sort of teasing prelude. Beethoven had used the theme in several earlier compositions, including a ballet titled The Creatures of Prometheus. That mythological reference adds yet another dimension to the “Eroica.” Some see the defiant god Prometheus (who endured terrible suffering to bring humanity enlightenment) as the true hero of the work. Beethoven reconsiders this musical material in the light of the “new path” we have heard throughout
the “Eroica.” This unassuming tune is revealed to contain enormous potential, from the chattering virtuosity of the flute to the nobly triumphant climax for the entire orchestra (which wells into a frightening reminiscence of the tragic depths of the funeral march). In his ingenious transformations, Beethoven uncovers the creative self as the true hero of the music. 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.
LANG LANG, piano Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, 27-yearold Lang Lang has played soldout recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the top American orchestras. Testimony to his success, Lang Lang recently appeared in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, Lang Lang continues his busy touring schedule around the world and will be a featured highlight of the Carnegie Hall China Festival this fall. He was featured at the 2008 GRAMMY® Awards with Herbie Hancock in a performance that was broadcast live to 45 million viewers worldwide. The two pianists conducted an inaugural world tour in summer
2009. More than 5 billion people viewed Lang Lang’s performance in Beijing’s opening ceremony for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Collaborating with Maestro Seiji Ozawa, he appeared at the New Year’s Eve gala opening for the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He also participated in the opening concert at Munich’s Olympic Stadium with Mariss Jansons, marking the commencement of the World Cup. Lang Lang began playing piano at age 3; by age 5, he had won the Shenyang competition and given his first public recital. Entering Beijing’s Central Music Conservatory at age 9, he won first prize at the Tchaikovsky International Young Musicians Competition and played the complete 24 Chopin Études at the Beijing Concert Hall at age 13. Lang Lang’s break into stardom came at age 17, when he was called upon for a dramatic last-minute substitution at the “Gala of the Century,” playing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Piano No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony. Lang Lang records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon/ Universal.
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Classical Americana ABOUT THE PROGRAM
“Americana” has become a catchall term for the many varieties of U.S. vernacular music. Whether the label is applied to quaint hymns, earthy country ballads or raucous blues, Americana music, by definition, belongs to ordinary people. Accessible and openhearted, it is sometimes seen as culturally at odds with the more formal character of classical music, as if there were an aesthetic gulf between them. In reality, the compelling rhythms and earthy spirit of grassroots music have provided inspiration for America’s most cherished classical works. This is the motivating principle behind tonight’s program, a collaboration between the Nashville Symphony and some of the brightest stars in Americana music, who will explore the many connections between traditional American music and the classical repertoire. Throughout the history of concert music, composers have often turned to folk sources, and no American composer mined them more brilliantly than Aaron Copland. His 1944 score for the ballet Appalachian Spring transformed the gentle, stair-step melody of a Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts,” into a yearning anthem of the yeoman farmer. Similarly, Copland lifted portions of the irresistible HoeDown movement in Rodeo from a recording of old-time Kentucky fiddler William H. Stepp playing “Bonaparte’s Retreat” — a tune that originated in Ireland and has enjoyed a long, varied life in Appalachian folk music. While Copland looked to the farms and the backwoods of America for inspiration, the witty, modernist compositions of Charles Ives draw on the music of its small towns. Ives, who was trained as a church organist, quoted well-known marches, hymns and Stephen Foster songs in his work, subverting their comforting familiarity with unexpected rhythms and tonalities. His Variations on “America,” written in 1891, takes the tune known to every American schoolchild through a series of headlong tempo changes that are both exhilarating and funny. “Country Band March,” circa 1914, wanders even further from convention, yet retains the unmistakable character of its source. George Whitefield Chadwick’s Jubilee, the introductory movement of his four-part Symphonic Sketches, lacks the overt borrowing of Ives’ and Copland’s work, but it has a vigorous, joyful character that makes it seem somehow fundamentally American. The piece, written around 1900, is a fierce musical pursuit of happiness, confirmed in the snippet of poetry Chadwick included on the original score: No cool gray tones for me! Give me the warmest red and green, A cornet and a tambourine, To paint my Jubilee! — Maria Browning is a Nashville-based writer and pops program annotator for the Nashville Symphony.
ALISON BROWN, banjo Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as an internationally recognized banjoist. The former investment banker toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Michelle Shocked before forming her own group, The Alison Brown Quartet. She has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums, including Fair Weather, which
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intermission MODEST MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition orch. Maurice Ravel Promenade [I] Gnomus Promenade [II] Il vecchio castello [The Old Castle] Promenade [III] Tuileries Bydło Promenade [IV] Ballet of Chicks in Their Shells Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle [Two Polish Jews] The Marketplace at Limoges Catacombs Cum mortuis in lingua mortua Baba-Yaga [The Hut on Hen’s Legs] The Great Gate of Kiev
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NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV born on March 18, 1844, in Tikhvin, Russia; died on June 21, 1908, in Lyubensk, Russia Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 Rimsky-Korsakov composed the Russian Easter Overture between August 1887 and April 1888 and dedicated it to the memories of Modest Mussorgsky and Alexander Borodin. He conducted the premiere in St. Petersburg on December 15, 1888. The Overture is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, bells, bass drum, tam-tam, harp and strings. estimated length: 15 minutes Rimsky-Korsakov, along with Modest Mussorgsky, belonged to a group of Russian composers who had banded together in St. Petersburg with the aim of cultivating a self-reliant and authentically Russian art. They became known as “The Five” or “The Mighty Handful,” with RimskyKorsakov as the young pup
of the bunch. As a self-taught composer, Rimsky-Korsakov absorbed the anti-academic bias of The Five, but, ironically, he went on to wield significant influence as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He developed expertise in Russian folk culture and above all in the art of richly characterful orchestration, much of this gleaned from his duties as “inspector of naval bands” while an officer in the navy. His long decades of teaching left a lasting imprint on the emerging composers of a new generation, including Stravinsky. Through most of the 1880s, Rimsky-Korsakov’s own muse had been fallow, but he broke the long dry spell with two works that have remained his most popular in the concert hall: Scheherazade and the Russian Easter Overture, both of which he completed in 1888. Soon after, Rimsky-Korsakov became preoccupied with composing opera, but the Russian Easter Overture is an independent, self-contained work for the concert hall rather than an opera overture — something akin to a symphonic poem, comparable in that sense to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. The piece weaves together two key aspects of RimskyKorsakov’s musical thought: his affection for Russian source material and his perfection of a vibrant, shimmering sound world through orchestral coloration. The subject of the Overture is the Easter feast day as experienced in Russian Orthodox culture, where it is not only the holiest holiday of the liturgical year but an 2009
occasion for widespread celebration. The piece’s title in Russian is in fact the phrase traditionally used for Easter: “Bright Holiday.” Rimsky-Korsakov himself was not an Orthodox believer. But his fascination with Russian ritual led him to become intrigued by, as he put it, the “transition from the gloomy and mysterious evening of Passion Saturday to the unbridled rejoicing of Easter Sunday” — the latter evoking for him images of “pagan merrymaking.” Rimsky-Korsakov also plays a bit of the cultural anthropologist by employing a number of melodies gleaned from his studies of Russian Orthodox liturgy. The Overture’s basic narrative shape — adapting the familiar structure of a slow introduction and a fast-paced main section — embraces a maximal contrast of moods and instrumental hues. With its procession of woodwinds (playing one of those liturgical melodies) and ravishing solos for violin and cello, the introduction is solemn and meditative. Listen especially to how Rimsky-Korsakov uses delicately rhapsodic colors during the transition from this introduction to the Allegro to depict “the ineffable light in which the Holy Sepulcher had been bathed at the moment of resurrection.” The Overture continues with a dramatic parade and back-and-forth of more liturgical themes, slowing again for a recitation of prayers from a priestly solo trombone. After a solo flight from the violin, the orchestration brightens with
even greater excitement — at first restrained but soon spilling forth into the “unbridled rejoicing” Rimsky-Korsakov was determined to capture in music. The full ensemble, reinforced by brass and pealing bells, exults in the festive spirit. PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY born on May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia; died on November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 Tchaikovsky composed the first draft of his Concerto for Piano No. 1 between November and December 1874 while living in St. Petersburg and finished orchestrating it a few months later. The first performance took place in Boston on October 25, 1875, with Hans von
Bülow as soloist. Tchaikovsky subsequently made minor revisions to the work (we hear the final revision made in 1889). In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings.
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estimated length: 33 minutes How it must have hurt when Eduard Hanslick, one of the preeminent music critics of the era, denounced Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto as a piece that forces us “to see a host of gross and savage faces, hear crude curses and smell the booze.” But imagine the composer’s feelings when one of his own staunchest champions, the conductor and pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, pronounced
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wasn’t a professional pianist, he hoped to solicit technical advice from Rubinstein, a celebrated keyboard performer of the time. An eager Tchaikovsky even imagined that Rubinstein might give his piece extra cachet by premiering it himself. The idea, of course, was that Rubinstein would be impressed by the genius of it all and demand to be the one to play it first. But let’s let Tchaikovsky tell the story (as he does in a letter several years after the fact): “I played the first movement. Not a single word, not a single comment! If you knew how stupid and intolerable the situation of a man is who cooks and sets a meal before a friend, a meal the friend then proceeds to eat — in silence!... I summoned all my patience and played through to the end. Still silence. I stood up and asked, ‘Well?’ ” Rubinstein then launched into a vitriolic denunciation of the concerto. From the gist of it, Tchaikovsky notes, “an independent witness in the room might have concluded that I was a maniac, an untalented, senseless hack who had come to submit his rubbish to an eminent musician.” Rubinstein tried to soften the blow by suggesting the piece might work with massive rewrites, to which Tchaikovsky erupted, “I shall not alter a single note; I shall publish the work exactly as it stands!” In fact, Tchaikovsky did later publish a revised version, though only with some minor tweakings. But in the meantime, Hans von Bülow emerged as a champion of the concerto. Famous as a conductor and
exponent of Wagner, Bülow was also an extraordinary pianist and had expressed admiration for Tchaikovsky’s music. He found the concerto not only to overflow with original ideas, but also to be expressed in a clear and mature form. Bülow agreed to premiere the concerto as soloist, which he did on his American tour on October 25, 1875, at a safe remove from Moscow — in Boston, in fact, with a pickup orchestra of mostly Harvard music students (the Boston Symphony was yet to be founded). It should come as no surprise that Tchaikovsky vehemently rubbed Rubinstein’s name off the title page as the dedicatee and replaced it with Bülow’s. Although he wasn’t present for the world premiere in Boston, Tchaikovsky soon heard of its triumph. Further vindication arrived when Rubinstein later recanted his criticism and actually conducted the Moscow premiere in December 1875. Rubinstein also played as soloist in later years and entrusted the work to a lineage of pianists who were his students, helping to ensure its enduring place in the repertory. The opening is one of the most famous moments in Tchaikovsky — and in all romantic music. A simple, four-note motif from the horns demands attention. Its insistent repetitions set the scene for the dramatic and passionate melody that then unfolds in the strings. Even if the hammerchord gestures with which the pianist frames the tune have been endlessly parodied by Liberace stylings, this curtain raiser retains its ability to stir
up a sense of excitement and grandeur. Enjoy it while you can — the tune returns only once in this lengthy introduction and then is gone for good. Brass chords form a bridge into the main movement proper. Tchaikovsky speeds up the tempo and sends the soloist skittering across the keyboard in an agitated rhythm. This also returns us to the concerto’s gloomy home key of B-flat minor after the velvety D-flat major of the grand tune in the introduction. In contrast to the latter, Tchaikovsky gets a good deal of mileage out of the pensive theme first heard from the clarinet. This happens to be one of several imports from folk music used in the concerto. In this case, the source is a Ukrainian tune Tchaikovsky claims he had heard whistled at the market fair by blind beggars. The richly episodic first movement mixes quieter musings with brashly dramatic outbursts. The soloist’s fingerstretching virtuosity, from delicate, gracious figurations to thunderous double-octaves, is at the service of Tchaikovsky’s far-ranging emotional spectrum — all of which is on display in microcosm in the fantasialike cadenza, whose lengthy dimensions make this section resemble a play within a play. The Andantino (a little quicker than a leisurely Andante) merges the respite of a lyrical slow movement with the playful fun of a scherzo. Revel in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous, intimate orchestration, particularly the piano’s duets with flute and other solo instruments. It all makes for a striking contrast with the epic
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sprawl of the first movement. The scherzo parts, which play with a French folk song as their musical material, intrude surrealistically — almost in a parody of a waltz. Folk music — again, Ukrainian in overall character if not as literal quotation — also fuels the fiery finale, with an intriguingly accented main theme that seems tailor-made for the keyboard. Something of the jittery attitude from the opening movement proper finds its way into this music, while a contrasting second theme is tenderly songful and more metrically regular. At the finale’s climax, this theme gets the same neon-light treatment we recall from the concerto’s opening gestures before the music speeds up for a final, manic thunderclap of head-spinning virtuosity. MODEST MUSSORGSKY born on March 21, 1839 in Karevo, Russia died on March 26, 1881 in St. Petersburg Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel) Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition during a brief period in June 1874, inspired by a recent retrospective of the works of his artist friend, Viktor Hartmann. He wrote the piece for solo piano, but dozens of composers since have tried their hand at translating it for full orchestra. The most successful orchestration remains the version Ravel prepared in 1922. Serge Koussevitzky conducted the Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures in Paris on October 19, 1922.
Ravel’s score calls for 2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, ratchet, slapstick, triangle, tam-tam, xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, celesta, 2 harps and strings. estimated length: 30 minutes In the summer of 1873, Mussorgsky — who himself would die at a relatively young age as a result of alcoholism — suffered the premature death of the artist Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873), a close friend. Hartmann was one of those rare souls with whom the lonely composer seemed able to express shared artistic aspirations. His art was multifaceted and ranged from painting to costume design to architecture. The composer was profoundly affected by his loss. A retrospective exhibit of Hartmann’s career the following year inspired Mussorgsky to translate his reactions into his own art. He wrote an unusual piano suite made of relatively short but interlocking vignettes. Mussorgsky performed the music for friends at private gatherings, but it remained unpublished until after his death. Rimsky-Korsakov in turn posthumously commemorated his friend Mussorgsky by selecting and editing his chaos of manuscripts, but nearly a half-century passed from the creation of Pictures at an
Exhibition until Maurice Ravel fashioned the orchestral suite that quickly became one of the best-known works of the classical repertoire. It’s fascinating to listen to the original work for piano and then to compare it to Ravel’s treatment, which exploits a wide-ranging palette and many striking contrasts of sonority. In a sense, Mussorgsky’s “translation” of his friend’s art to his own medium has its analog here: Ravel further translates from the piano keyboard to the full eloquence of the orchestra. Yet neither version cancels out the other; both simply add to the richness of the work. With his legendary finesse, Ravel in fact furthers the “conversation” that Mussorgsky has opened up in reflecting on the art of his friend. The shimmering, precise effects Ravel commands are, in turn, often compared with those of a painter — bringing us full circle again. An intensely visual person, Mussorgsky was interested in connections between the arts — not so much in Wagner’s sense of a synthesis, but rather through mutual explorations of similar themes. The Hartmann retrospective included watercolors, oil paintings, costume designs,
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Mussorgsky depicts a bigwheeled oxcart (Bydło — Polish for “cattle”) with a heavy, march-like tread in the bass. Ravel magnifies the effect via a solo tuba. As the Promenade grows more wistful, it introduces a highly varied mini-suite: Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells (from Hartmann’s costume designs) is a scherzo-like, coloristic vignette. Its quirky, mechanical pulsings make a perfect match for Ravel’s orchestral art, which tends to every detail — accent, grace note, chord spacing — with engaging colorism. In Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle, Mussorgsky conflates what were two separate pictures by Hartmann into characterizations sharply contrasted by pitch and rhythmic profile. Ravel emphasizes these contrasts: the self-important, wandering line in lower strings for the rich Goldenberg is set against an insistent chatter high in the trumpet (the beggar Schmuÿle). At the end the two are combined. A brisk pick-up in pace announces The Marketplace at Limoges, a comical episode in which townsfolk gossip and — in a brief climax — argue over wares. At this point, Pictures undergoes a dramatic shift in tone. The playful chaos of the marketplace spills over into imposing, sepulchral chords deep in the brass that lead us underground. Catacombs — so-called for an image of the ancient catacombs in Paris — introduces the theme of death, reminding us that
Mussorgsky’s initial impulse was to create a musical memorial for his friend. Deeply moving harmonies resound with an organ-like majesty in Ravel’s orchestration. Mussorgsky underlines the centrality of this episode with his next variant on the Promenade — a minorkey version against ghostly strings called Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (“with those who have died in the language of the dead”). A ray of consoling hope seems to shine in the final measures as the texture brightens briefly. The next image brutally intrudes. The Hut on Hen’s Legs, based on Hartmann’s design for a clock, alludes to a grotesque figure from Russian folklore — the witch BabaYaga, who grinds down the bones of her victims. The music abounds with harsh percussive effects and unsettling harmonies. Pictures concludes with a triumphant expansion of the Promenade theme, for which Ravel pulls out all the stops, including pealing bells and a festive array of percussion. The celebratory tone pays homage to Hartmann’s architectural design for The Great Gate of Kiev — which was never built. Here the spectator and the artwork merge thematically, just as Mussorgsky’s solid, majestic image firms up his monument to his friend. Thomas May is program annotator for the Nashville Symphony and writes regularly about music and theater. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader.
STEPHEN HOUGH, piano Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, joining prominent scientists, writers and others who have made unique contributions to contemporary life. He is also the 2008 winner of Northwestern University School of Music’s Jean Gimbel Lane prize in Piano Performance. Hough has appeared with most of the major American and European orchestras and plays recitals regularly in major halls and concert series around the world. He is also a guest at festivals such as Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Ravinia, Tanglewood and the BBC Proms, where he has made more than 15 concerto appearances. Recent engagements include a recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall and performances with symphony orchestras in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London. During the summer of 2009, Hough played all of Tchaikovsky’s works for piano and orchestra during four separate BBC Proms concerts, three of which were televised. Over the next season he appears with the St. Louis,
Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta and Indianapolis symphonies, the Russian National Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic and BBC Symphony, among others; continues recording all of the Tchaikovsky piano concertos in live concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra led by Osmo Vänskä; and makes numerous other orchestral and recital appearances, including London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong and Sydney. An exclusive Hyperion recording artist, Hough has recorded more than 40 CDs, many of which have garnered international prizes, including the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or, Monde de la Musique, several GRAMMY® nominations and eight
Gramophone magazine awards. A resident of London, Hough is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds the International Chair of Piano Studies at his alma mater, the Royal Northern College in Manchester.
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Glen Campbell & Jimmy Webb Glen Campbell
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Jimmy Webb was a 14-year-old gospel musician in 1961, performing with his parents in his native Oklahoma, when he bought his first record. It was “Turn Around, Look at Me,” by a young artist named Glen Campbell. Webb reportedly said that he didn’t care much for the song, but he liked the way Campbell delivered it. Before the decade had ended, Webb had become one of the hottest songwriters in the business, and he had penned three songs — “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston” — that Glen Campbell turned into enormous hits. Just as the budding tunesmith was drawn to Campbell’s voice, his songs appealed to Campbell, who has said that Webb’s “writing touches something in me that just makes me love it. I think it’s the chord progression, married with an incredible melody.” While Webb has turned out plenty of lighthearted pop over his long career — the Fifth Dimension’s “Up, Up and Away” was an early hit — most of his music has a deeply romantic quality, and his lyrics are full of poetic imagery, heavy with emotion. The lush, vaguely surreal “MacArthur Park,” which was an unlikely Top 10 single for Richard Harris in 1968, could be considered the quintessential Webb composition. The lyrical and musical sophistication of Webb’s songs give them the versatility to come to life in an array of genres. Performers as varied as Donna Summer, Waylon Jennings and Michael Feinstein have successfully interpreted his work. In recent years, Webb has devoted much of his energy to performing his own material, with a string of critically acclaimed solo recordings and successful tours of the U.S., the U.K., Australia and Japan. Arkansas-born Campbell shares Webb’s heartland roots, as well as his early musical promise. He mastered the guitar by age 10 and spent years as a sought-after session player before establishing himself as a singer. He had already enjoyed chart success with John Hartford’s folksy “Gentle on My Mind” when he recorded “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” a quietly brutal portrayal of a lover’s abandonment. Campbell’s polished vocal style made the song appealing to a wide audience without compromising any of its power. The success of the record established Campbell as the premier country/pop crossover artist. A long string of subsequent hits, including “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights,” ultimately gave him a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame®. His partnership with Webb has been an integral part of that journey. Their collaboration has continued for more than 40 years, with numerous recording projects and occasional joint performances. — Maria Browning
ARTIST BIOS GLEN CAMPBELL Becoming a living legend isn’t as easy as Glen Campbell makes it look. First, you have to have a solid foundation of talent on which to build — like being one of the hottest guitar players in the world. Then you have to record songs that will stand the test of time — standards such as Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Wichita 60
Lineman.” And of course, to be a “living” legend, you need to survive the harsh reality of a celebrity lifestyle. Check, check and check. In 1968, Tommy Smothers caught Campbell’s guest-star appearance on The Joey Bishop Show. He and his brother Dick were so impressed by Campbell’s presence and talent that they asked him to host their summer replacement series, The Summer Brothers Smothers Show. Campbell’s
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musical proficiency and natural wit sent the ratings through the roof. CBS executives were so delighted by his unexpected popularity that they offered the fledgling star his own series. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour took to the airwaves in January 1969 and immediately soared to No. 1. And the variety show’s talented host became a household name around the world. Four decades later, Campbell continues to perform live shows both in the U.S. and internationally. Not only do his appearances draw sold-out crowds, but he’s still a hot draw on television as well. He’s been profiled on A&E’s Biography, VH1’s Behind the Music and CMT’s Inside Fame. “It’s awesome when you think about the power of TV and movies,” Campbell comments. “If I hadn’t had hit records, I wouldn’t have gotten into TV and movies, but the Goodtime Hour made my career explode all over the world.” Living in Malibu with his wife, Kim, and their three children, Campbell is reaping the rewards of 47 years of hard work. He is able to pick and choose his tour dates and appearances. Even on the road, he has family at hand. His eldest daughter from his first marriage, Debby, joined his stage show in 1987 and has toured with him ever since.
JIMMY WEBB The accolades composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than 40 years of success are as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor: Webb is the only artist ever to receive GRAMMY® awards for music, lyrics and orchestration, and, according to BMI, his “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” is the third most performed song in the last 50 years, with “Up, Up and Away” on the same list in the top 30. In 1993, the National Academy of Songwriters named Webb recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Though best known for the instant classics he provided for such artists as Glen Campbell (“By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman”), Richard Harris (“MacArthur Park”), the Fifth Dimension (“Up, Up and Away”), The Brooklyn Bridge (“Worst That Could Happen”), Art Garfunkel (“All I Know”), Linda Ronstadt (“Easy for You to Say”), Joe Cocker (“The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress”) and so on, Webb continues to write. Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson hit No. 1 in the late ’80s with “The Highwayman,” a ballad that won him yet another GRAMMY® for Best Country Song of the Year and a CMA
Award for Single of the Year. Webb’s songs continue to grace a multitude of major recording artists’ albums, from Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney to Urge Overkill and Reba McEntire. Webb’s accomplishments as a composer, arranger and producer demonstrate that he remains as important and vital a cultural figure today as he was more than 30 years ago. Embraced by his peers, he has influenced and affected some of the finest musical talents of our time. Frank Sinatra declared “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” as “the greatest torch song ever written,” and said he enjoyed singing Jimmy Webb tunes because “he has been blessed with the emotions and artistic talent of the great lyricists.” Webb’s songs transcend their precedent-setting critical and commercial acclaim to achieve the level of true classics — a permanent part of the American musical landscape, the soundtrack of an era.
Giancarlo Guerrero, music director
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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, is scheduled for release 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. SEPTEMBER
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 1 6/25/09 10:03Arts AM Academy. Page 1 Tennessee and the Spirit BlairPAM_ad:Layout of Tennessee Award from the Tennessee
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First Violins* Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, 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 Mary Helen Law Bruce Christensen Michelle Lackey Collins Judith Ablon Clare Yang Melinda Whitley Rebecca Oâ€™Boyle Christopher Farrell
Kelly Corcoran Assistant Conductor
cellos* Anthony LaMarchina, Principal Julia Tanner, Assistant Principal 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 Tim Pearson 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 clarinets James Zimmermann, Principal Cassandra Lee, Assistant Principal Daniel Lochrie
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 Joy Worland,+ Associate Principal 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
harp Licia Jaskunas, Principal keyboard Robert Marler, Acting Principal 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
2009/10 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael Edwards Board Chair
Officers Michael Edwards, Board Chair Lee A. Beaman, Immediate Past Board Chair John T. Rochford, Board Vice Chair Julie G. Boehm, Board Secretary David Williams, II, Board Treasurer
Directors Janet Ayers Julian B. Baker Jr. Russell W. Bates James L. Beckner Jack O. Bovender, Jr. William H. Braddy III, CFP Anastasia Brown Virginia Byrn Pamela L. Carter Ramon Cisneros Dawn Cole** Michelle Lackey Collins* Greg Daily Marty G. Dickens David Steele Ewing John Ferguson Judy Foster*
John Gawaluck James C. Gooch 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 Larry J. Larkin Kevin P. Lavender Zachary Liff Robert S. Lipman Daniel Lochrie* Donald M. MacLeod James Mallon Richard Maradik, Jr. Ellen Harrison Martin* Robert A. McCabe, Jr. Robert E. McNeilly, III Eduardo Minardi Gregory Morton Hal N. Pennington Pamela K. Pfeffer
Joseph K. Presley Charles Pruett Wayne J. Riley Norma Rogers* Anne L. Russell* Kristi Seehafer* Mark Silverman Beverly K. Small Patti Smallwood Stephen Sparks* Christopher Stenstrom* Howard Stringer Bruce D. Sullivan Louis B. Todd Jay Turner Steve Turner Alan D. Valentine* 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 Young Leaders Council Intern
2009/10 Nashville Symphony Staff Alan D. Valentine President and CEO
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 Susan W. Plageman, CFRE, V.P. of External Affairs Sylvia Bosma, Assistant to the V.P. of External Affairs Annual Campaign Stacy Eaton-Carter, CFRE, Director of Annual Campaign Charles Stewart, Corporate Relations Manager Maribeth Stahl, Sponsorship Coordinator Kathleen McCracken, Annual Campaign Coordinator Artistic Administration Tanya Davis, Manager of Artistic Administration 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 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, Education and Community Engagement Manager Sara Trikalsaransukh, Education and Community Engagement Assistant Event Services Ellen Baum Hollis, Director of Event Services Allison Huber, Event Services Manager Heather Martin, Event Services 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 Coordinator 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 Gary Call, Audio Engineer Marc Estrin, Audio Engineer W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager Jeffery Blevins, Lighting Director 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 Joel Rice, Patron Services Specialist
Daniel Tonelson, Patron Services Specialist Judith Wall, Patron Services Specialist Jackie Knox, Manager of Marketing Associates Linda Booth, Marketing Associate James Calvin Davidson, Marketing Associate Andrea Flowers, Marketing Associate Gina Haining, Marketing Associate Mark Haining, Marketing Associate Lloyd Harper, Marketing Associate Rick Katz, Marketing Associate Deborah King, Marketing Associate Paige Lakin, Marketing Associate Jane Martin, Marketing Associate Cassie Morazzi, Marketing Associate Planned Giving & Grants Susan D. Williams, CFRE, CVA, Sr. Director of Special Campaigns and Planned Giving Janice Crumpacker, CFRE, Director of Special Campaigns 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 Amy Jacky, Director of Nashville Symphony Orchestra League Stacie Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator
Annual Fund Individuals
Bryan & Cathy Fox, Ken & Mary Charlotte Hall
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 August 5, 2009.
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 Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero
Patricia & H. Rodes Hart Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes Mr. & Mrs. John Ingram Mrs. Martha R. Ingram Robin & Bill King Ellen Harrison Martin The Martin Foundation 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 David Sampsell Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Siebert Maestro Leonard Slatkin & Ms. Linda Hohenfeld Barbara & Les Speyer Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Sullivan Margaret & Cal Turner Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wilson
Stradivarius Society Gifts of $5,000+ Anonymous (1) Mr. James Ayers J. B. & Carylon Baker Judy & Joe Barker Russell W. Bates Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bottorff The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pamela & Michael Carter Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Chasanoff 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 Mike & Carolyn Edwards The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation Marilyn & Bill Ezell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Frist Jr. Allis Dale & John Gillmor James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith 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
Gordon & Shaun Inman Mr. & Mrs. Elliot W. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Brad M. Kelley Christine Konradi & Stephan Heckers Ralph & Donna Korpman Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Lazenby Robert Straus Lipman Clare & Samuel Loventhal Mrs. Jack Carroll Massey Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. Richard & Sharalena Miller Christopher & Patricia Mixon Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook 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 Earl & Sue Swensson Dominique Thormann Mr. & Mrs. Louis B. Todd Jr. The Vandewater Family Foundation Peggy & John Warner Mr. & Mrs. Ted H. Welch David & Gail Williams Shirley Zeitlin Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos & Ms. Lydia A. Howarth
Anne Knauff Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. Karen & Jim Lewis Mr. John T. Lewis LifeWorks Foundation Gina & Dick Lodge Frances & Eugene Lotochinski F. Max & Mary A. Merrell Edward D. & Linda F. Miles Anne & Peter Neff Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Presley Dr. Terryl A. Propper
Eric Raefsky, M.D. & Ms. Victoria Heil Anne & Charles Roos Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Scott Ronald & Diane Shafer Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small Dr. Michael Stadnick Mr. & Mrs. Steven H. Taylor Dr. John B. Thomison Charles Hampton White Stacy Widelitz Rev. Donald Orin* & Janet B. Wiseman
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Tommy & Catherine McEwen 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 Cedric & Delberta Miller Mr. & Mrs. John T. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Miller Drs. Randolph & Linda Miller Dr. & Mrs. Kent Millspaugh Diana & Jeff Mobley Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Montemuro Ms. Gay Moon Mr. James Elliott Moore James & April Moore Mr. & Mrs. Steve Moore Margaret E. Moorhead Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Morphett Lee & Ingeborg Mountcastle James & Patricia Munro Mr. & Mrs. J. William Myers Dr. & Mrs. Allen Naftilan Richard & Ruth Nagareda Dodie & Bob Nemcik Dr. & Mrs. Harold Nevels Fred Newman Dr. Scott Newman & Leslie Newman John & Judy Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Justin Niebank Al Nisley Mrs. Caroline T. Nolen Virginia Oâ€™Brien Ms. Kristen Oliver Philip & Marilyn Ollila Philip & Carolyn Orr Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Overfield Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Owens Judy Oxford & Grant Benedict Dr. & Mrs. James R. Pace Doria Panvini Clint Parrish Mrs. Bert Parrish Jr. Lisa & Doug Pasto-Crosby Barron Patterson & Burton Jablin
Alice, Rick & Stephanie Arnemann Jack & Jeannie Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Pease Charlie & Connally Penley Steve A. Perdue Dr. Rebecca Peters & Mr. Robert Peters Dr. & Mrs. A. F. Peterson Jr. Drs. Kenneth & Molly Petroni Mrs. Houston Pewett Mary & Joe Rea Phillips Charles & Mary Phy Dudley & Regina Pitts Rick & Diane Poen Phil & Dot Ponder Mr. Robert S. Poole Stanley D. Poole Tad & Rosemary Porter Ms. Elizabeth M. Potocsnak Dr. Benjamin K. & Michelle Poulose Mr. & Mrs. Brooks A. Quin Mr. John Quinlan Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ragan Edria & David Ragosin Mr. & Mrs. James A. Rainey Mr. & Mrs. Ross Rainwater Nancy & Harry Ransom Nancy Ward Ray Raul & Kelly Regalado Mr. & Mrs. Chris Remke Allen Reynolds Don & Connie Richardson Elisha R. Richardson, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Margaret Riegel Ms. Margot A. Riser Mrs. Roscoe R. Robinson Albert & Donna Rodewald Mr.* & Mrs. Ed C. Rodgers Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ropelewski Mr. & Mrs. Jackson L. Ross III Edgar & Susan Rothschild Lauren & Christopher Rowe Pamela Lee Rutledge Ron & Lynn Samuels Samuel L. & Barbara Sanders James & Susan Sandlin David M. Satterfield William B. & Toni C. Saunders Mr. Donald D. Savoy Drs. Carl N. & Mary W. Schofield Mr. & Mrs. Martin R. Schott Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scott
Gary & Gloria Scott Drs. Fernando & Elena Segovia Mr. Gene A. 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 Dr. & Mrs. David Slosky David & Robin Small Mrs. Madison Smith Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Smith Dr. Dallas & Jo Ann Smith Rev. Molly D. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smokler Dan & Siri Speegle Ms. Maggie P. Speight Nan E. Speller Thomas F. Spiggle Mr. M. Clark Spoden Mrs. Randolph C. St. John Caroline Stark & Lane Denson Janice & Charley Stefl John & Jane Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Stevens Jr. Richard & Jennifer Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Charles V Stewart III Mr. & Mrs. David B. Stewart Mr. J. Cyril Stewart Dr. & Mrs. William R. Stewart Jane Lawrence Stone Lois & Larry Stone Charles & Deborah Story Mr. Harry E. Stratton Mr. & Mrs. William T. Stroud Mr. John Graham Sugg Gayle Sullivan Mrs. T. C. Summers Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Svennevik Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot Dr. & Mrs. J. D. Taylor Dr. Paul E. Teschan Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Thackston Ms. Harriett Thomas Lisa Thomas Billy H. & Alice Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Bob F. Thompson Dr. Charles B. Thorne
Barry Cook & Harrell Odom Richard & Shirley Thrall Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Thurman Mr. Michael P. Tortora Dr. Anthony E. & Dr. Mona Trabue Tripp Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John A. Turnbull Ms. Deborah F. Turner Larry & Brenda Vickers Kimberly Dawn Vincent Richard Wager Mrs. Deborah W. Walker Victoria C. Walker Fran Wallas Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Warner Jr. Karen M. Warren Lawrence & Karen Washington Drs. Mark & Sally Watson Shirley Marie Watts Jane & Frank Wcislo Randall Weaver H. Martin & Joyce Weingartner Ann Harwell Wells Mr. & Mrs. Ted Wells Mr. Kevin L. Welsh Mr. & Mrs. George A. West III Kim & Jason West Linda West Franklin & Helen Westbrook J Peter R. Westerholm Fred & Pauline Wheeler Ms. Harriett C. Whitaker Mrs. Barbara Bransford White Linda & Raymond White Mr. Walter White & Dr. Susan Hammonds-White Ms. Judith B. Wiens Herb & Sonny Wiesmeyer Mrs. Marie Holman Wiggins Dr. Joyce E. Williams Paul & Dena Williamson Dr. Carl R. Willis Raleigh & Lesley Willson Carol Ann & Tommy Wilson The Wing Family Edward & Mary E. Womack Mr. & Mrs. David L. Woodland Mr. & Mrs. Matthew W. Wright Richard A. & Vivian R. Wynn Jane & Tom Yount Donna B. Yurdin Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Zeitlin Jerry Zhao *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 August 5, 2009.
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
Judy Foster, Susan Kirksey 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 Target The Wachovia Foundation Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
Jill Riestra, Ben Vereen, Jorge Riestra
Artistic Underwriters Gifts of $5,000+ Aladdin Industries, LLC Colliers Turley Martin Tucker The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Corrections Corporation of America Cracker Barrel Foundation The Danner Foundation Dell Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund The HCA Foundation Interior Design Services, Inc. Odomâ€™s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. The Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor Charitable Foundation
The Sparrow Foundation Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Business Partner Gifts of $2,500+ AMSURG Blevins, Inc. City of Brentwood Delta Dental of Tennessee First Baptist Church Nashville Gould Turner Group, P.C. Dave Nemo Entertainment Sandra Schatten Foundation Washington Foundation
Kathleen & Mickey Sparkman Business Council Gifts of $1,500+ Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP Cooper Steel Custom Packaging, Inc. Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation H. G. Hill Realty Company, LLC J. Alexanderâ€™s Corporation MJM Architects, LLC Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. Tennsco Corporation WASCO, Inc.
The Covenant School
Minds to LEARN. Hands to SERVE. Hearts to LOVE.
C A Reformed Christian day school serving pre-kindergarten through sixth grade that supports covenant families by helping students come to know God, evaluate all knowledge by His truth, and impact the culture for His glory. The Covenant School 33 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 (Corner of Hillsboro Road and Harding Place)
Business Leader Gifts of $1,000+ Anonymous (1) ADEX! Homesellers ASCAP Barrett Johnston & Parsley Bio Ventures, Inc. Carter-Haston Holdings, LLC Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation Neely Coble Company Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co. Cummins Station/ DZL Management Company Direct Solutions Economy Pen & Pencil Co. Enfinity Engineering, LLC Heidtke & Company, Inc. David M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Inc. Wallboard & Supply Co. William Morris Agency, Inc. Business Associates Gifts of $500+ American Drywall Co. APEX - Atlas Van Lines Agent Black Box Network Services 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 Embassy Suites Nashville Airport Fabricators CAD Service, Inc. Haber Corporation R D Herbert & Sons Co. J & J Interiors, Inc. Liddle Brothers Contractors, Inc. Eddie Lunn Magellan Midstream Partners McIntosh-Murphy Co., Inc.
Nashville Commercial / Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Northgate Gallery, Inc. Hunt Oliver - Nashville Carpet Center Paramore|Redd Online Marketing PICA Group RD Plastics Co., Inc. SESAC, Inc. Robert Orr-SYSCO The Tennessee Credit Union Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. 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 Batten & Shaw, Inc. David L. Battis / Edwin B. Raskin Company BB&T Cooper, Love, Jackson, Thornton & Harwell Insurance Services, Inc. Bloom Electric Supply BMW-MINI of Nashville Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers Bryan, Ward & Elmore, Inc. Case Selects Wine and Spirits CB Richard Ellis, Inc. Courtyard by Marriott J.E. Crain & Son, Inc. Dancy’s, Nancy June Brandon DataMarketing Network, Inc. Demos’ Steak & Spaghetti House Ellis Moving & Storage, LLC emma Feldhaus Memorial Chapel Freeman Webb Company Realtors, Inc. GML Hoge Motor Company Horrell Realty and Investments Hunter Marine IBIS Communications, Inc.
Import Auto Maintenance, LLC integrity events, inc. Jack Cawthon/Jack’s Bar B Que Lankford Hardware & Supply Company MAC Presents, Marcie & Chris Cardwell Modular Designs Musgrave Pencil Company, Inc. National Toxicology Specialists Inc The Oxford Shop Parthenon Chapter of the Links, Inc. Prime Properties, Inc. Riley Warnock & Jacobson Sam & Zoe’s/Star Bagel Cafe The Scotlyn Group, Inc. Servitech Industries, Inc. Southern Light Inc. Stansell Electric Co., Inc. Sunrise of Nashville Trickett Honda Monte Turner/Turner and Associates Realty, Inc. Walker Lumber & Hardware Company Youth About Business IN-KIND American Airlines American Tuxedo AT&T Real Yellow Pages The Glover Group Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Nashville, 4th Avenue The Ivy Basket Florist McQuiddy Printing Miller’s Florist Steinway Piano Gallery Target WTVF-TV, Channel 5 Honorary & Memorial Gifts In memory of Carole Slate Adams In memory of Carol Ainsworth In loving memory of Jessica Bloom In honor of Jim Cavert
In honor of George Clark’s Birthday In memory of Betty Gwinn In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn’s marriage (2) In memory of T. Earl Hinton & Nora Gardner Smith Hinton (2) In memory of James Warner Hofstead In memory of Sarah Howell Houston In memory of Lillian Hunt In honor of Martha Rivers Ingram In memory of Mrs. Nancy M. Johnson In honor of the marriage of Larry Larkin & Martha Olsen (2) In memory of Mark Alan Lewis In honor of Mother’s Day for Clare Loventhal In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Loventhal’s anniversary In honor of Richard & Cynthia Morin’s 50th anniversary In memory of Nellie M. Moser In memory of Catherine (Cate) Myer (7) In memory of Claude N. O’Donnell In memory of Mildred J. Oonk In memory of Lisa Renegar In memory of Catherine Hunter Sadler In memory of Robert K. Sharp (2) In honor of Chris Simonsen In memory of Lillian Vann 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 August 14, 2009.
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 Very Rev Robert E & Linda M Brodie 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 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
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 $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
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
Dorit & Don Cochron 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
Charlotte & Arthur Hancock
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 Tom Patterson and Mike Eldred 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 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 Everett and Katheryne Cowan
Libby Massie, Phyllis Alper 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 Jackson Brim McCall and Family
Jeff Hensen, Carrie Glascock, John & Martha Chiaramonte 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 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 Van Osdale 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
Carolyn & Buddy Fisher
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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 Mrs. Johnnie K. Hodge Sandra D. Hollingsworth Jeanni Holmes William Paul Holt David F. and Barbara S. Howell Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott Hubbard SSG. Derrick W. Hudson and Mrs. Kerry Hudson Vickie J. Hudson Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes Jr. Mrs. Beverly Hyde Ms. Suzy C. Hyslip Robert Rowe & Peniruth Ingram-Rowe Mr. William C. Ireland Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Van T. Irwin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jacobson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. James Judi and John N. Jaszcz Mr. and Mrs. Neil Jobe Mr. and Mrs. David A. Johnson Harley and Joyce Jones Mr. and Mrs. David A. Kacynski Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kazimi
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Suevelyn W. Peters Carol A. Pike In loving memory of Charles M. Plaxico Mr. Paul A. Pomfret Stephanie L. Poole Mr. and Mrs. John C. Porter Billy, Connie and Will Powell Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Price Pamela L. Quayson Mrs. John Rainey Mr. and Mrs. Ross A. Rainwater Gayle Ray Ms. Kathleen G. Rayburn Douglas P. Raymont Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Redelheim Ms. Charlotte A. Reichley James and Deborah Reyland Dr. William O. Richards Bob Richardson Rev. and Mrs. Robert P. Richardson Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Harris D. Riley Jr. Dave and Ramona Riling Harry and Deborah Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rodewald Elizabeth and John Alden Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. Federico Rodriguez-Giacinti Kenneth E. Schriver and Anna W. Roe Mr. and Mrs. Don Rollins Jack E. and Sharon G. Rubey Ms. Lora Rucker Gary M. Russell Simona and Radu Rusu Scott Rye Irene Carter Sain Dr. & Mrs. Norman R. Saliba Sterling McCann Sanders Samuel A. Santoro and Mary M. Zutter 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 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.
Bob & Mary LaGrone 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
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Anonymous Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Julie & Frank Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C Bottorff Charles W. Cagle Mrs. Barbara J. Conder Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert Annette & Irwin* Eskind Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia Landis Bass Gullett Judith Hodges Martha R. Ingram Heloise Werthan Kuhn Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis
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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 email@example.com. 90
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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. Tuesday through Friday, and on all concert evenings from one hour prior to performance until 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRE-PAID VALET We offer pre-paid valet parking for all performances. For more details, please visit our website or call Patron Services at 615.687.6401. 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.
FREE PARKING Thanks to the generosity of SunTrust, we offer all Nashville Symphony concertgoers FREE parking on all concert nights in the original SunTrust parking garage on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Commerce Street (between Church Street and Commerce Street). Free shuttles are also provided. Visit our website for full details.
Coat check and main restrooms located half-floor down in Lower Lobby
Symphony Store Symphony Cafe
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Laura Turner Concert Hall
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Martha Rivers Ingram Courtyard
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Concert Concierge Classical Conversations, additional bar and restrooms located in thirdfloor Balcony Lobby
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The cover of this month’s InConcert is by New York City-based illustrator Ellen Weinstein, who has merged past and present by combining vintage photographs from the Nashville Symphony’s archives with a photograph of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s exterior. Pictured in this collage illustration are two different versions of the Nashville Symphony from years past: The first shows Music Director Michael Charry and the orchestra onstage at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in the early 1980s, while the second shows the orchestra with
Music Director Willis Page during the 1963/64 season. Throughout the season, InConcert will be featuring Weinstein’s designs on the cover. Her illustrations have also appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. She has created book jackets for Simon & Schuster, Viking Penguin and Warner Books, and posters for Lincoln Center. To see more examples of her work, visit her website at www.ellenweinstein.com.
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