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LETTER FROM THE CEO On behalf of the entire Nashville Symphony, welcome to our 73rd season, and thank you for joining us at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. September is always a rewarding time, because we have the opportunity to reconnect with you, our valued patrons. We keep busy each summer, as our orchestra musicians are frequently traveling to summer festivals, while here at home we’re preparing for another concert season and making sure that our concert hall is in top operating condition. But during this brief interlude between seasons, it always feels like something is missing — and that’s you. Your attendance and your applause are what bring the music to life. I hope you were able to join us in June for our spectacular performances of Carmina Burana, featuring Nashville Ballet, Blair Children’s Chorus and a stunning film by Duncan Copp. Those soldout performances are an example of the innovation and collaboration that make us feel so honored to be part of this community. Carmina Burana was also a signature event during the League of American Orchestras’ national conference, which took place here in Music City. Gathering with our peers at this annual conference provides us with an invaluable opportunity to engage in rewarding and sometimes challenging conversations about our work. Together with our fellow orchestras from across the country and around the world, we are driven by the conviction that our art form can be just as relevant to listeners today as it was to audiences three centuries ago — even more so. And what we learn from our conversations has a direct impact on the music you hear onstage, on your experience in the concert hall, and on the ways the Nashville Symphony seeks to fulfill its commitment to the community. But to be relevant, we need to do an even better job of listening to the community. The input of diverse voices provides us with the wisdom we need to fulfill our mission to inspire, entertain, educate and serve the entire population of Middle Tennessee. That means exploring how we can be even more innovative and inclusive in our programming, and how we can transform our vision for the Nashville Symphony into meaningful, impactful action. As we dream of the future for the Nashville Symphony, we envision an orchestra that reflects the community we serve. This is why we created the Accelerando initiative, which is helping to shape the orchestras of tomorrow by providing resources to promising young musicians today. This program, open to students from ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in American orchestras, is now entering its fourth year, with 21 students who reflect the diversity of the Middle Tennessee community. I’m thrilled to witness their growth in the year ahead. There’s so much else to look forward this year: beloved works from the orchestral repertoire, bold and exciting recording projects, world-renowned guest artists, concerts for the entire family, and so much more. Most of all, we can’t wait to share these experiences with you. Thank you for being such a valuable part of the Nashville Symphony family. If you have ideas for how we can serve you and our community better, we want to hear from you. Please email us at

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Martha & Bronson Ingram Music Director Chair

Principal Pops Conductor



Assistant Conductor

Chorus Director

Music Director

FIRST VIOLINS* Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster

Walter Buchanan Sharp Chair

Erin Hall,

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Gerald Greer,

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Mary Kathryn Van Osdale,

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Denise Baker Kristi Seehafer John Maple Alison Hoffman Paul Tobias Beverly Drukker Anna Lisa Hoepfinger Kirsten Mitchell Isabel Bartles Alicia Enstrom+

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Robert Marler, Principal

Gil Perel

Jennifer Goldberg,


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Katherine Kohler,

Assistant Principal

Joel Reist, Principal Glen Wanner,

Gloria Yun

Titus Underwood, Principal Ellen Menking,

James Zimmermann,

Bradley Mansell Lynn Marie Peithman Stephen Drake Matthew Walker Christopher Stenstrom Keith Nicholas Andrew Dunn+



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GIANCARLO GUERRERO Martha & Bronson Ingram Music Director Chair


iancarlo Guerrero is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor now in his 11th season as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Guerrero is also Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic at the National Forum of Music in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. He has been praised for his “charismatic conducting and attention to detail” (Seattle Times) in “viscerally powerful performances” (Boston Globe) that are “at once vigorous, passionate and nuanced” (BachTrack). Through commissions, recordings and world premieres, Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony have championed the works of American composers who are defining today’s musical landscape, making Nashville a destination for contemporary orchestral music. Guerrero has presented 11 world premieres with the Nashville Symphony, including the GRAMMY®-winning performance of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway and Terry Riley’s The Palmian Chord Ryddle. Guerrero’s rich discography with the Nashville Symphony numbers 17 recordings, including the 2019 Naxos release of Jonathan Leshnoff ’s Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos.” The work was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. This recording marks the first time the instruments have been heard on a commercially available album. Other albums have been dedicated to the music of composers as diverse as Jennifer Higdon, Richard Danielpour, Joan Tower and Béla Fleck. During the 2019/20 season, Naxos will release recordings of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4 and Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Orchestra,

both recorded with the Nashville Symphony. As part of his commitment to fostering contemporary music, Guerrero, together with composer Aaron Jay Kernis, guided the creation of Nashville Symphony’s biennial Composer Lab & Workshop for young and emerging composers. Guerrero’s 2019/20 season will include return engagements with the Boston Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Museums Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony. In January 2020, Guerrero will conduct the Wrocław Philharmonic on a 12-city North American tour. Guerrero has appeared with prominent North American orchestras, including those of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montréal, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra. He has developed a strong international guest-conducting profile and has worked in recent seasons with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Deutsches Radio Philharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, NDR in Hannover, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Queensland Symphony and Sydney Symphony in Australia. Guerrero was honored as the keynote speaker at the 2019 League of American Orchestras conference, where his address on transforming “inspiration and innovation into meaningful action” was met with a unified standing ovation. Guerrero made his debut with Houston Grand Opera in 2015 conducting Puccini's Madama



C O N D U C TO R S Butterfly. Early in his career, he worked regularly with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and has conducted new productions of Carmen, La bohème and Rigoletto. In 2008 he gave the Australian premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's one-act opera Ainadamar at the Adelaide Festival. Guerrero previously held posts as the Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami (2011-2016), Music Director of the Eugene Symphony (2002-2009), and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra (1999-2004). Born in Nicaragua, Guerrero immigrated during his childhood to Costa Rica, where he joined the local youth symphony. As a promising young

student, he came to the United States to study percussion and conducting at Baylor University in Texas; he earned his master’s degree in conducting at Northwestern, where he studied with Victor Yampolsky. Given his beginnings in civic youth orchestras, Guerrero is particularly engaged with conducting training orchestras and has worked with the Curtis School of Music, Colburn School in Los Angeles, and Yale Philharmonia, as well as with the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando program. In recent years, he has also developed a relationship with the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2) in New York, created and operated by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall.


Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Sarasota Orchestra. He has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Utah Symphony, Omaha Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. As artistic director and co-founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, he has created exciting education, classical and pops concerts for orchestras across the United States. Sharing an equal love for opera, Lopez-Yañez served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Berkshire Opera Festival, where his work was met with rave reviews. He has led opera gala concerts in San Diego and Aguascalientes (Mexico), as well as a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago. Lopez-Yañez is an active producer, composer and arranger whose work can be heard on numerous albums, including the UNESCO benefit Action Moves People United and the children’s music collection The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and more. Lopez-Yañez previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Nashville Symphony and Omaha Symphony. He holds a Master’s in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Master’s in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Principal Pops Conductor


nrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Appointed in 2019, he leads the Symphony’s Pops Series and Family Series. Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists, including Toby Keith, Richard Marx, Jennifer Nettles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson, Kenny Loggins and more. During the 2019/20 season, Lopez-Yañez will make appearances with the San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Edmonton Symphony, and return performances with the Detroit



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Assistant Conductor


athan Aspinall begins his role as Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony with the 2019/20 season. Previously, he was Assistant Conductor of Jacksonville Symphony. On a tour of South Florida with pianist Bezhod Abduraimov, he led performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff ’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Kevin Wilt of the Palm Beach Daily News said of the performance, “In recent years the Kravis Center has heard performances by the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and more. This one was just as polished as any of those.” During the 2018/ 19 season, Aspinall led Jacksonville Symphony in two masterworks subscription programs and a tour with organist Cameron Carpenter. He was selected as one of two conducting fellows at the Tanglewood Music

Festival during the summer of 2019. Formerly, Aspinall held the position of Young Conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia, where he assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors, and where he conducted concerts for the orchestra’s education series. He studied French horn and conducting at the University of Queensland and upon graduation was awarded the Hugh Brandon Prize. In 2012, he attended the Aspen Music Festival, where he was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize. Aspinall has guest-conducted several symphony orchestras, as well as the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances and masterclasses have included the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar. He studied Orchestral Conducting at New England Conservatory in Boston.



ow entering his fourth season as director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus, Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe has raised the bar of excellence for Nashville’s premier choral ensemble through intense musical preparation, diverse programming and community building. Under his direction, the Chorus has expanded to 170 members and recently toured Prague, Czech Republic, performing Orff’s Carmina Burana. He also serves as Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he directs the Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir and teaches courses in choral conducting and music education. Biddlecombe’s work with the Nashville Symphony has included chorus preparation for the world-premiere recording of John Harbison’s Requiem (Naxos) and concert performances of choral orchestral masterworks by Stravinsky, Ravel, Haydn, Verdi, Handel and Mahler. He conducts the orchestra and chorus in performance during the annual Voices of Spring concert. In 2018 the Vanderbilt Chorale released its first solo

album, Music in the Listening Place (Navona), with Gramophone UK noting that the Chorale “launch into each track with the earnest passion that only university music students can innocently and genuinely provide.” Biddlecombe made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 conducting Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. A passionate advocate of music education and a veteran teacher, Biddlecombe is active in school music programs, working with teachers as a side-by side coach with Metro Nashville Public Schools. In 2019 he completed a residency with the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where he was honored to work with student and professional choral educators. He is in demand as a conductor and clinician, having served as a clinician to choirs in 25 states. A native of Buffalo, New York, Biddlecombe is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and Florida State University, where he completed doctoral studies in choral conducting and music education with André Thomas. He resides in Nashville with his wife Mary Biddlecombe, Artistic Director of the Blair Children’s Chorus. INCONCERT




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ony Vincent grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where from a young age he was exposed to the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In his early teens, he began writing songs heavily influenced by Depeche Mode, New Order and Tears for Fears. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, Vincent started a makeshift record company out of his dorm room and recorded a five-song EP, which led to a

recording contract with EMI records. The two solo albums (Tony Vincent, One Deed) followed, producing six No. 1 Billboard radio singles. Shortly after moving to New York City in 1997 to continue his recording career, Vincent took an unexpected detour into the world of rock-based theater, joining the cast of Rent, initially as part of the first national tour, then making his Broadway debut in the New York production in 1999. He was featured as Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remake of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2000; when the production was revived on Broadway that same year, he earned critical acclaim starring as Judas Iscariot.




In 2002, Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in Queen’s smash-hit musical We Will Rock You in London’s West End. He also fronted the band itself on several occasions, including a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee concert for a live audience of more 1 million people and more than 200 million television viewers worldwide. Two years later, he was invited to Las Vegas to open the North American premiere of We Will Rock You. During this time, Vincent continued to write, and in 2008 he independently released the EP A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders.




erklee-trained arranger/ conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for ESPN and even cartoons. Havens worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale, which was attended by more than 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including



In the fall of 2009, he returned to Broadway, originating the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot. Vincent is best known for his appearance on the second season of NBC’s reality singing competition, The Voice. While on the show, he was selected to be on “Team Cee Lo” and made a lasting impression with his final performance of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” He released the album In My Head through iTunes and cdbaby in 2012, and he continues to write and produce for future projects as a solo artist, as a producer for other artists, and under the band moniker Mercer.

the Royal Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, the CBSO in Birmingham (UK), the Malaysian Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony and others. Havens composed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. In 2013, he worked with the Baltimore Symphony and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens to arrange and produce the music for the Thanksgiving Day halftime show between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, adapting both classical music and rock songs. He is arranger/guest conductor for all of the symphonic rock programs for Windborne Music.




FEATURING FILMMAKER BRYAN SMITH This presentation will last 65 - 70 minutes followed by Q & A.



ryan Smith is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Squamish, British Columbia. His first documentary, 49 Megawatts, received acclaim for its amazing kayaking footage and insightful exploration of the controversy over British Columbia’s river-based energy production. An online version went viral and led to two-feature length sea kayaking films. His work has appeared at numerous film festivals across the world, including the Banff and Telluride Mountain Film Festivals. In the past few years, Smith has built on his adventure film roots and developed a strong reputation in both TV documentary and commercial cinematography. With a knack for storytelling, an ability to assemble great teams and an insane work ethic, he has grown his client list to include

National Geographic, Discovery, Disney, Red Bull, Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing, Arcteryx and more. In 2010 he earned a National Geographic Expedition Grant for his work in Kamchatka, Russia, and launched into digital media, co-producing and directing The Season web TV series. He has worked as both a Field Producer and Director of Photography for National Geographic Television on shows including Alaska Wing Men, Explorer, Nat Geo Amazing and Monster Fish. Most recently, he co-produced and directed The Man Who Can Fly, a 60-minute special for the National Geographic Channel Explorer series. With extensive experience on Red, Alexa, Phantom, Sony F900, Panasonic Varicam and just about every ENG camera platform, Smith’s experience at getting cameras into difficult and remote locations makes him an incredible asset to any production. He brings a diverse perspective to nonfiction filmmaking, having worked on TV, independent documentary and several commercial projects. INCONCERT




n August 8, the Nashville Symphony introduced five Middle Tennessee students as the newest members of Accelerando, the organization’s groundbreaking music education initiative designed to facilitate the studies of gifted young musicians from diverse backgrounds and to prepare them for careers in music. All hailing from Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford County, the new students are:

YASSIN ADAMS, clarinet

Grade 10, Stewarts Creek High School

REBECCA GUIRGUIS, viola Grade 8, Lipscomb Academy

ORLANDIS MAISE, trombone Grade 9, Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet


Grade 11, Ravenwood High School

EDWARD OWENS, bass Grade 9, Hillsboro High School

The addition of the fourth class brings the total number of students in Accelerando to 20, and the program is beginning to have an impact beyond Middle Tennessee. This spring, inaugural Accelerando class member Aalia Hanif graduated and is now attending conservatory at Northwestern University.

“Accelerando was created to help ensure that musicians of diverse backgrounds and life experiences play an active role in shaping the future of orchestral music,” says Nashville Symphony Director of Education and Community Engagement Kimberly McLemore. “The opportunity to work with the young musicians in this program has made a significant impact on the way Nashville Symphony musicians, conductors and staff understand their own roles in the community we serve. The dedication of these remarkable students continues to be an inspiration for all of us, and I look forward to working with our new Accelerando class as we continue to learn and grow together.” "Accelerando holds a place in my heart and has a very special meaning to me. It has helped shape me into the person and musician I am today. It has pushed and challenged me to grow as a musician, and my playing is at a level that 10-year-old me would have never imagined,” says Accelerando student Emily Martinez-Perez. “Slowly and steadily, I have learned that music is more than just a bunch of notes, a sprinkle of vibrato with some movement on top. It is the way the music can impact you as a whole, how the music can impact the audience, how the music connects the people in the orchestra. My musical persona and perception have changed, and I now am working toward my future in music." Launched in 2016, in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Conexión Américas and Choral Arts Link, Accelerando engages individual students over a multi-year period with extensive instruction, performance and learning opportunities and also offers students assistance with applying for collegiate music programs. The acclaimed program places has established the Nashville Symphony as a leader in a national movement to create opportunities for young musicians from ethnic communities currently underrepresented in American orchestras. All services are provided free of charge. Visit to learn more.




ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK An American Port of Call - 10 minutes SAMUEL BARBER Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 - 26 minutes I. Allegro appassionato II. Canzone III. Allegro molto

Garrick Ohlsson, piano – INTERMISSION – PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 - 44 minutes I. Andante – Allegro con anima II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza III. Valse: Allegro moderato IV. Finale: Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace This concert will run 1 hour and 55 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

PROGRAM SUMMARY Maestro Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony present composers whose search for a voice is bound up with issues of cultural identity. We begin with two American masters whose music manifests a sensibility rooted in what Adolphus Hailstork calls “the singing line.” Hailstork offers musical reflections on urban life and energy in An American Port of Call. Samuel Barber grafted his warmly lyrical voice to the tradition of Russian piano style in his only concerto for that instrument, winning one of the greatest victories of his career. Russian music itself is the focus of the second half of the program. Tchaikovsky sought to balance influences from the European mainstream with distinctively Russian impulses. With his epic Fifth Symphony, he created a masterpiece that has become one of the models of the genre.




ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK An American Port of Call Born on April 17, 1941, in Rochester, N.Y.

Currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA

Composed: 1984


Estimated length: 10 minutes

he line to me is a new Americanism, harking back to the early ’40s based on folk patterns of the African American,” Adolphus Hailstork observed in a 2003 interview by Bill Banfield surveying 40 important African-American composers. As a boy growing up in Albany, Hailstork first played the violin, and he also studied piano and organ, but the voice more than anything else provided him with the urge to express himself through music, thanks to his involvement in the cathedral choir. “My fundamental approach to music is lyrical, because I came up as a singer,” he points out. “The vocal line, the singing line, is absolutely fundamental to my artistry.” In the 1960s, Hailstork’s studies took him to Howard University, the Manhattan School of Music (with David Diamond ), and a summer with the legendary Nadia Boulanger in France (who decades before had also mentored a young Samuel Barber, as well as several generations of American composers). After service in the U.S. Army in Germany, he completed his doctorate degree at Michigan State University. Hailstork has devoted many years to teaching and in 2000 began his tenure as Professor and Eminent Scholar at the Old Dominion University School of Music.

First performance: 1985, by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

First Nashville Symphony performance: These are the orchestra’s first performances.

Hailstork’s musical language, which is warmly lyrical, tonal, pulsing with energy, and often driven by narrative, reflects what he has described as “a double cultural experience, that of my standard Europeanoriented education and that of my ethnic heritage.” His oeuvre encompasses a rich range of genres, from songs and piano pieces to chamber pieces, choral music, tone poems, symphonies and other orchestral works. He has also written operas exploring American poets (Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground), black cowboys in the Wild West (Joshua’s Boots), and the Underground Railroad hero John Parker (Rise for Freedom). Recalling to Banfield that he was taught nothing about African-American composers during his own education, Hailstork observed that “we need to create our own repertoire, and after we’ve created our sonatas, tone poems, symphonies and whatever else we may invent….we would have created a black canon.… You see, we were left out of the American school of composition…in the ’20s… or the ’40s of Copland. Now it’s time to make our own impact and to add to the American repertoire, and that should include us.”






ossibly Hailstork’s best-known orchestral score, An American Port of Call resulted from a commission in the mid-1980s from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra to write an independent concert overture. While he relies on a conventional classical form that presents contrasting ideas, considers them from varying angles, and reintroduces them with fresh vigor, Hailstork brings a distinctive personality and energy to his material. The immediate point of departure was his inspiration observing “the great port of

Norfolk, Virginia, where I live.” Hailstork’s vibrant orchestration and well-judged contrasts convey his vision of “the strident (and occasionally tender and even mysterious) energy of a busy American port city.” An American Port of Call takes its place with other enthralling American orchestral landscapes that blend an open-hearted, optimistic depiction of modern life with touches of poetic reminiscence. An American Port of Call is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists, piano and strings.

SAMUEL BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38 Born on March 9, 1910, in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Died on January 23, 1981, in New York City

Composed: 1959-1962

Estimated length: 26 minutes


ike Hailstork, Samuel Barber was guided by a profoundly lyrical sensibility enhanced by meticulous craftsmanship. While he remained out of step with the modernist revolution that swept across the classical music world, Barber succeeded in earning a position among the most admired and performed living composers in the West during his lifetime. His status among American composers was in several respects comparable to that of Aaron Copland.



First performance: September 24, 1962, at the new Lincoln Center in New York, with John Browning as the soloist and Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra First Nashville Symphony performance: January 20 & 21, 1964, with music director Willis Page and soloist John Browning

In retrospect, what some observers criticized as Barber’s overly “conservative” outlook turned out to herald a dramatic reassessment of musical values from the past. This reassessment crystalized after Barber's death with the emergence of the “neo-Romantic” movement, which continues to unfold among composers open to an eclectic spectrum of influences. Barber’s Piano Concerto dates from the very height of his career, and its spectacular reception further boosted his eminence. In


1963, the year after its premiere, the new work garnered Barber his second Pulitzer Prize in Music (the first had been for his opera Vanessa). To date, only three other composers have won more than one Pulitzer for music. The catalyst for the Piano Concerto was a commission to mark the 100th anniversary of Barber’s publisher, G. Schirmer, which was founded in the U.S. in 1861 by a Germanborn immigrant. As its prize composer at the time, Barber was given the honor of the commission. The premiere was also a muchnoted occasion because it took place during the opening month of the newly built Lincoln Center concert hall (now known as Geffen Hall). It must have been a moment to savor amid overshadowing Cold War fears — less than a month later, the Cuban Missile Crisis caused the world to shudder. Ironically, another Lincoln Center commission — Barber’s grand opera Antony and Cleopatra, which he wrote for the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera House four years later — turned into a crushing fiasco that largely derailed his career. The Piano Concerto is Barber’s third and final fully solo orchestral concerto, following his still popular Violin Concerto (1939) and unfairly neglected Cello Concerto (1945). Before receiving the commission, he already had it in mind to write a piece for the American virtuoso John Browning (1933-2003). Barber had first encountered Browning, a fellow student of Rosina Lhévinne, along with his peer Van Cliburn, in a performance of music by Rachmaninoff, traces of whose piano concerto style are apparent in this score. Thanks to Lhévinne — who also numbers among the teachers of this evening’s soloist, Garrick Ohlsson — Browning was shaped by the aesthetic of the Old Russian School of piano playing. As a result, Barber consciously set out to customize the solo part to the Russian School, which was also exemplified by Vladimir Horowitz, who had premiered the

composer’s exceedingly difficult Piano Sonata in 1950. Browning became a prodigious champion of the Piano Concerto over the decades and performed the Nashville premiere less than two years after its world premiere in New York; he also made two acclaimed recordings of the work. “I write what I feel. I’m not a self-conscious composer,” Barber recalled much later. Still, he faced some blocks in completing the Piano Concerto. Horowitz (according to Browning) suggested revising some unreasonably demanding passages in the finale, the movement that gave Barber the most trouble. Personal grief over the death of his sister delayed concentration on this capstone. So did obligations as a cultural ambassador — Barber was invited to the Soviet Union to attend a meeting there. As a result, he completed the finale only two weeks before the premiere date. Browning’s triumph is all the more remarkable in view of the solo part’s extreme hurdles.



arber wrote his Piano Concerto largely with the great late-Romantic models in mind (think Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff), but he touches on a more daringly “up-todate” harmonic language and spikier rhythmic patterns as well, with clear influences from Prokofiev, especially in the last movement. Impulses from American jazz are additionally present. As biographer Barbara B. Heyman observes, Barber combined such traits with “a typically American directness and simplicity.” The first movement — lasting as long as the other two combined — opens with the pianist giving a call to attention in a solo passage. This presents three basic musical ideas, including two important rhythmic motifs. We’re already a bit in before the orchestra intervenes with the actual main theme. Barber has both the orchestra and piano continually develop




these ideas — in dialogue, in solo moments for the ensemble (with the oboe presenting a second, songlike theme), and in intricate solo cadenzas for the piano. At first, Barber wrote a subdued ending, but he allowed the conductor Erich Leinsdorf to talk him into replacing it with a more standard dramatic declaration. Along with its brilliant pianism, the Concerto shows off Barber’s exceptional lyrical gifts, most notably in the slow movement. Titled Canzone, it reworks an earlier piece for flute and piano that he had composed for one of his lovers, the German flutist Manfred Ibel, to whom Barber dedicated the Piano Concerto. The piano figurations, in dialogue with muted strings, are especially beguiling here. The rousing character of the finale makes it hard to imagine that Barber had encountered

any sort of creative block at this point. Its jagged, pounding rhythmic contour (in 5/8 meter) recalls both jazz syncopation and the aggressive character of Prokofiev’s Seventh Piano Sonata from 1942. Barber sends his themes crashing, tempest-tossed, over a repeating gesture in the bass. Contrasting moments for solo clarinet and flutes, trombones and harp promise relief, but the powerful repetitive figure keeps coming back. In addition to solo piano, the Concerto is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal, antique cymbals, tam-tam, tom-tom (low), triangle, xylophone, whip, harp and strings.







ince his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, he has come to be noted for his masterly performances of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season Ohlsson launches an ambitious project spread over two seasons exploring the complete solo piano works of Brahms in four different programs. The cycle will be heard in New York, San Francisco and Montréal, with individual programs in London, Warsaw and cities across North America. In concerto repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Barber and Busoni, he will return to the New York Philharmonic; The Cleveland Orchestra; and the Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Houston and Seattle symphonies. He will conclude the season in Indianapolis with all the Rachmaninoff concerti programmed in one weekend. An avid chamber musician, Ohlsson has collaborated with the Cleveland, Emerson and Tokyo string quartets, and in the spring he will tour with the Takacs Quartet and the Boston Chamber Players to Istanbul, Berlin,

Munich, Warsaw, Luxembourg and Prague. Together with violinist Jorja Fleezanis and cellist Michael Grebanier, he is a founding member of the San Francisco-based FOG Trio. Passionate about singing and singers, Ohlsson has appeared in recital with such legendary artists as Magda Olivero, Jessye Norman and Ewa Podles. Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc, Hyperion and Virgin Classics labels. His 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, for Bridge Records, has gar nere d cr it ic a l acclaim, including a GRAMMY® for Vol. 3. Most recently on Hyperion are Scriabin’s Complete Poèmes, Smetana’s Czech Dances, and études by Debussy, Bartok and Prokofiev. The latest CDs in his ongoing association with Bridge Records are the Complete Scriabin Sonatas; Close Connections, a recital of 20th-century pieces; and two CDs of works by Liszt. A native of White Plains, N.Y., Ohlsson began his piano studies at age 8 at the Westchester Conservatory of Music; at 13, he entered The Juilliard School in New York City. His musical development has been influenced by a succession of distinguished teachers, most notably Claudio Arrau, Olga Barabini, Tom Lishman, Sascha Gorodnitzki, Rosina Lhévinne and Irma Wolpe. He was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. Ohlsson is a Steinway Artist and makes his home in San Francisco.




PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Russia Died on November 6, 1893, in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Composed: May-August 1888


Estimated length: 44 minutes

s with the two American composers on the first half of this program, Tchaikovsky’s search for a voice was bound up with issues of cultural identity — of finding the right balance between influences from the dominant European mainstream and, in his distinctly Russian context, staking out a cultural space independent of the traditions of German art music and its forms. The genre of the symphony in particular remained deeply associated with AustroGerman norms and so was of little interest to the more radical composers like Modest Mussorgsky who sought an authentic Russian voice within uniquely Russian cultural traditions. Tchaikovsky managed to address this issue by fusing his training in Western models with a sensibility for Russian folk music. “Tchaikovsky displays the rapprochement of Russian individuality with this proudest of Western genres,” the biographer Roland John Wiley writes of his approach to the symphony. The Russian composer’s first three symphonies teem with charms of their own, but with the epic scale of his Fourth Symphony (1878), he achieved a giant leap forward — in terms of technique and personal expression alike. For his Fourth, Tchaikovsky



First performance: November 17, 1888, in St. Petersburg, with the composer conducting

First Nashville Symphony performance: December 12, 1950, with Music Director William Strickland

supplied an elaborate program detailing the “content” of each movement that focused on the idea of Fate, as symbolized by the fanfare that blazes at the outset. For the benefit of his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, he wrote that this musical idea represents “the decisive force that prevents our hopes of happiness from being realized, which watches jealously to see that our bliss and peace are not complete and unclouded….” The most programmatic of all his symphonies, the unnumbered Manfred Symphony followed next, in 1885. The work was based on Lord Byron’s poetic drama about the tragic fate of its doomed hero, who wanders alone among the Alps like the Flying Dutchman, desperate to end the suffering that is his life. While sometimes approached as yet another example of Tchaikovsky’s preoccupation with the power of “Fate,” the Fifth Symphony is a unique achievement that, like its two predecessors, stands apart on its own terms. Each of these symphonies sets off on an entirely different journey, establishing a vastly different soundscape in the process. Contrast the opening measures of the Fifth Symphony, for example, which


intone one instance of a “Fate” motif, with the Judgment Day summons from the horns that launches the Fourth. The Fifth presents a slow, brooding introduction of tentative melancholy and is utterly unlike that frightening outburst, with its echo of Beethoven’s Fifth (itself widely regarded as an expression of the struggle with fate). To better understand Tchaikovsky’s own Fifth Symphony, it’s worth recalling another statement he made about his Fourth — in this case, to his fellow composer Sergei Taneyev: “This program is such that it cannot be formulated in words. Should not [a symphony] express everything for which there are no words, but which the soul wishes to express, and which requires to be expressed?” Tchaikovsky composed his Fifth Symphony at great speed, between May and August 1888. It occupies something of a middle ground between his earlier confessional approach and his later impulse to be secretive. He supplied a minimal description in his working notebook, suggesting that the opening motto represents “complete resignation before Fate.” As for the Sixth Symphony (Pathétique), the composer gave this famous response to queries about its programmatic meaning: “Let them guess.” The “Fate” motto in the Fifth recurs at significant moments throughout the work, echoing a structural ploy that has its origins in the Romantic experiments of Hector Berlioz in his Symphonie fantastique and in Franz Liszt’s tone poems. The sound world of the Fifth Symphony is one of maximal contrasts and theatrical climaxes, along with vibrant instrumental

coloring. It relies on Tchaikovsky’s mature craftsmanship in his use of the orchestra. So much so, that it’s easy to set aside all programmatic considerations and experience this music as a study in instrumental textures, proportions and rhythms. Subdued palettes, moments of balletic grace and violent outbursts alternate throughout the score.



he slow introduction has a clear kinship with the main theme of the Allegro con anima first movement, which is shaped as a lilting dotted rhythm and is first entrusted to clarinets and bassoons. A close listening reveals that the introductory music shares some features with this theme. After laying out a profusion of ideas, Tchaikovsky ends the first section with a thrilling climax that restores focus. This exuberant outburst is like a prematurely optimistic protest against the resignation with which the movement opened — a ploy Tchaikovsky will introduce again in the Fifth’s closing measures. Just as we seem poised for a fully orchestrated restatement of the theme in the coda, the volume dims and the texture darkens into a kind of anticlimax, as if to indicate a hopeless circle being traced back to the brooding depths where we began. This is an unexpected exit. It in turn foreshadows the even more radical anticlimax of despair in the Pathétique Symphony. The Andante begins with another variation on the deep melancholy of the opening. Tunesmiths from the 1930s crafted a popular




hit out of this melody, which suggests a gently amorous nocturne. A counter-theme, first presented as a call-and-response by oboe and horn, almost imperceptibly enters into the picture as well. About halfway through, the fate theme stealthily returns, only to erupt with full power in the brass. It later returns with brutal violence. The lyrical music becomes fragmented, unable to recapture its original serene glow. In the third movement, instead of a scherzo proper, Tchaikovsky explores a dreamy sensibility, spinning it out in the manner of one of his characteristic waltzes. This music introduces a disarming naïveté that looks ahead to Mahler’s symphonic universe. In comparison with the length of the other three movements, the Valse’s brevity underscores the fleeting nature of this respite — a wistful reprieve. We are nearly lulled to the point of not noticing the understated appearance of the fate theme as it steals in near the very end. Against the plucked strings’ waltz, it appears in low, dark colors. The finale mirrors the same overall structure as the first movement, with a slow introduction leading to the main movement, but here the anticlimactic ending is reversed by a triumphant breakthrough. In the introduction, the fate theme is pronounced with majestic, major-key bravado. With some help from the timpani, this segues into an Allegro vivace of breathtaking energy in



which the fate theme periodically emerges. Finally, after a notorious “false” stop several minutes before the end, the music courses ahead in a rush of frenzied, joyful abandon. This seems to replay the trusted minorto-major paradigm of struggle leading to spiritual enlightenment — the paradigm established by Beethoven in his Fifth Symphony, which moves from C minor to an overwhelmingly affirmative C major. But has unequivocal victory really been achieved? In the ver y last measures, Tchaikovsky even revives the main theme of the first movement, also now steel-plated harmonically in E major, and adds a pompous rhetorical flourish, as if to underscore “The End.” There’s at least a hint of irony, of protesting too much — perhaps foreshadowing Shostakovich’s strategy in his own Fifth Symphony. Tchaikovsky, in any case, voiced his doubts about the effectiveness of this ending. In his next, and final, symphony, he would reverse its apparent optimism with music of inescapable doom. The Fifth Symphony is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani and strings. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator.

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4, in C major, Op. 43 - 60 minutes I. Allegretto poco moderato - Presto II. Moderato con moto III. Largo - Allegro This presentation will last 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gerald McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®

PROGRAM SUMMARY It’s no exaggeration to say that Dmitri Shostakovich’s choices as a composer were a matter of life or death. Just when he was completing his Fourth Symphony, Stalin expressed his displeasure with the direction the composer’s music was taking. The Fourth is one of his most daring and adventurous scores, drawing on inspiration from Mahler. Shostakovich realized that it could further endanger his already precarious situation, so he withdrew it at the last minute — even while it was under rehearsal. Cast in three movements — two enormous ones surrounding a shorter one — the Fourth still shocks today with its fierce power and bleak honesty, and is written for the largest orchestra Shostakovich used in any of his 15 symphonies.




DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43 Born on September 25, 1906, in Saint Petersburg, Russia Died on August 9, 1975, in Moscow

Composed: 1935 - 36


Estimated length: 60 minutes

rom the start, the listener is shocked by deliberate dissonance, a confused wash of sound. Fragments of melody…are drowned out…and disappear in a grinding, squealing roar.” This put-down appeared in the January 28, 1936, edition of Pravda, the official Communist Party newspaper of the Soviet Union. The target of the article’s attack was none other than Dmitri Shostakovich, a wildly gifted and decidedly self-assured composer, not quite 30, who had wowed the international scene with his First Symphony (written while he was still a teenager). His opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District had become a runaway hit in both Moscow and Leningrad. Something about Shostakovich’s treatment of this story of adulterous lust and murder — hardly novel for the opera stage — irked Stalin, who came to a performance some two years after its premiere and, ominously, left early. The unsigned article against Shostakovich, titled “Muddle Instead of Music,” declared him to be an example of a “dangerous trend” in Soviet music, one “distorting” the ideals of true Socialism and “tickling the perverted taste of the bourgeois with the fidgety, neurotic” strains of his opera. But in reality, what was endangered was Shostakovich’s

First performance: December 30, 1961, with Kirill Kondrashin conducting the Moscow Philharmonic

First Nashville Symphony performance: These are the orchestra’s first performances.

own career — and, had he been less lucky, even his life. This was the era of the Stalinist purges, when artists and intellectuals were among the prime victims of the effort to police what Orwell would famously dub thoughtcrime. Shostakovich might well have suffered the fate of many a fellow artist by being sent off to the gulag. Even music critics found themselves in trouble. As noted by the biographer Laurel Fay, the circle of opinion makers “who had praised and encouraged [Shostakovich] to pursue his incorrect path” also faced grave consequences with the crackdown. To survive this crisis, Shostakovich had to reevaluate how he was presenting himself to the public. He succeeded in winning a dramatic reprieve from the official tastemakers with the triumphant premiere of his Fifth Symphony in November 1937. But the danger of making a false step remained throughout his career, and after being lionized as a public hero, Shostakovich once again faced condemnation in the late 1940s. Arguably the most ambitiously experimental of his symphonies, the Fourth had been “disappeared” before the historic premiere of the Fifth — like one of those airbrushed photos erasing an objectionable figure and documenting the approved Soviet version




of history. By the time the Pravda attack was launched, Shostakovich had already written the bulk of the Fourth Symphony. He pressed on, not yet fully aware of the implications of this official criticism, though, as Fay reports, the composer soon saw one practical result in the sharp decline of his income — commissions dried up rapidly. After completing the score in the spring of 1936, Shostakovich played the Fourth Symphony at home on the piano for a group of distinguished musical guests (on the day his first child — daughter Galina — was born). The new piece was scheduled to be unveiled in December 1936, but by that point Shostakovich had grown nervous about the reception it would receive; the music, he realized, dangerously pushed the envelope. The musicians had already been rehearsing this challenging score, but at the last minute an official press release announced that the composer opted to withdraw the piece “on the grounds that it in no way corresponds to his current creative convictions and represents a long-outdated phase.” Varying accounts of what really happened have been put forward, but Fay concludes that “given the political and aesthetic climate of the time, there seems very little doubt that even in a flawless performance the massive…work would have been construed as…an act in arrogant defiance of the Party’s benevolent guidance.” Although a two-piano version was introduced in 1945, the world premiere of the Fourth Symphony was delayed until well after Stalin’s death and took place on December 30, 1961, in Moscow. Still far less frequently heard than the Fifth, which has become a concert hall staple, the Fourth thus fills a troubling gap in the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s 15 symphonies. Indeed, the Fourth Symphony is a contender for Shostakovich’s most original — perhaps even his most profound — symphony. One



of his longest (surpassed only by the popular “Leningrad” Seventh Symphony), it calls for the most expanded orchestra of the Shostakovich symphonies, including 20 woodwinds alone. The Fourth is cast in three movements, with a relatively brief middle movement that functions as a combination of interlude and scherzo between the furious energy and invention of the far vaster outer movements. In his breakthrough First Symphony, Shostakovich had already shown a powerful attraction to the then-unfashionable music of Gustav Mahler. He described the Fourth as a “credo” and “a monumental, programmatic piece of great ideas and great passions.” One of these “great ideas” involves the inclusive perspective of Mahler, who opened up the discourse of the symphony to include marches, grotesque soundscapes and relics of the “everyday world” — a Shakespearean spectrum of humanity. And all of this can be found not only in the Fourth Symphony, but across Shostakovich’s body of symphonic works.



he enormous first movement follows a uniquely reoriented, loose version of classical sonata form, with a good deal of “space” devoted to passages that freely develop the main ideas and link them together. Listening to the result can resemble a trip through a maze, where the path we think we’ve been following leads somewhere unexpected. A starkly compressed reprise reintroduces the main themes in reverse order, after a sprawling exposition and development of these themes. The latter section includes a thrilling, cyclone-like passage for the strings and a massing of brass and percussion sonorities that drives forward with furious momentum, culminating in a savagely


dissonant climax. Shostakovich asks the musicians to dial the volume up to an extreme level. The much briefer second movement deals in a basic contrast of ideas — one of which, ironically, would morph into a key idea of the Fifth Symphony. It comes to a close with enigmatically ticking gestures that also occur in later Shostakovich scores. The third and last movement moves from a slow funeral march of the sort familiar from Mahler’s symphonies into a fast-paced section that plays off shockingly abrupt contrasts. A brutal kind of humor results — and totalitarianism in any form maintains an unyieldingly hostile attitude towards

humor. Shostakovich’s irony reaches its peak in the strange vanishing point of the Fourth’s ending. It’s no wonder he decided to withdraw the score: it challenged the official Soviet narrative of optimistic progress. The Symphony No. 4 is scored for 2 piccolos, 4 flutes, 4 oboes (4th doubling English horn), 4 clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 8 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, 2 timpanists, percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, castanets, gong, cymbals, snare drum, wood block, and bass drum), celesta, 2 harps and strings. — Thomas May is the Nashville Symphony’s program annotator.




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Mr. & Mrs. Kevin W. Crumbo ◊ Mrs. Martha Rivers Ingram ◊ Donna & Ralph Korpman

Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999

WALTER SHARP SOCIETY Anonymous (2) Mr. Newman & Mr. Johnathon Arndt ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James Ayers Mr. Russell W. Bates ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bottorff ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Carlton The Rev. & Mrs. Fred Dettwiller ◊

VIRTUOSO SOCIETY Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey H. Victor Braren, M.D. ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Martin S. Brown Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Colin A. Butler ◊ Mr. & Mrs. John Chadwick Carol & Frank Daniels III ◊ Tommy & Julie Frist Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gravette Ms. Gail Danner Greil ◊

Richard & Sharalena Miller ◊ Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seabury III ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Giacobone ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Giarratana Giancarlo & Shirley Guerrero ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphreys Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Olsen ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter ◊

Mr. Ronald P. Soltman, in memory of Judith Cram ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tillinger ◊ Patricia & Louis Todd Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steve Turner ◊ David* & Gail Williams ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joel Williams ◊

Gifts of $15,000 - $24,999

Brenda & David Griffin ◊ Patricia & H. Rodes Hart ◊ Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Vicki & Rick Horne ◊ Drs. Edmund & Lauren Parker Jackson ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner ◊ Ellen Harrison Martin ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. McCabe Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David K. Morgan ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Nicol ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Gustavus A. Puryear IV ◊ Anne & Joe Russell ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Rick Scarola Ron & Diane Shafer ◊ Mr. Robert J. Turner & Mr. Jay Jones ◊ Alan D. & Jan L. Valentine ◊ Jonathan & Janet Weaver ◊



Kevin Crumbo

Russell Bates



Pamela Carter

Hank Ingram

Chair Elect


Mark Peacock

Alan D. Valentine

Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO

Rev. Dexter Sutton Brewer Vice Chair

+ Indicates Young Leaders Intern

Newman Arndt Melinda Balser Dr. H. Victor Braren Mary Cavarra Michelle Collins Carol Daniels Nick Deidiker James Edward Demont, II + Christopher Farrell Andrew Giacobone Edward A. Goodrich Brenda P. Griffin

Derek Hawkes Michael W. Hayes Christopher T. Holmes Vicki Horne Emily Humphreys Lee Ann Ingram Martha R. Ingram Dr. Edmund Jackson Jay Jones Laura Kimbrell Sandra Lipman Cynthia Clark Matthews

Andy Miller Richard L. Miller Pat Murphy Bob Olsen Victoria Pao Jeremie Papin W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. Ric J. Potenz Jennifer H. Puryear Dr. Janice Riley-Burt E. Kelly Sanford Carolyn W. Schott

James C. Seabury III Luis Solana Karl Sprules Mark Tillinger Glen Wanner Jonathan G. Weaver James W. White Peri Widener Betsy Wills Clare Yang Alan R. Yuspeh Shirley Zeitlin




Nicholas Deidiker

Andrew Hard

Victor Evans

Lenai Augustine

Chase Neely



Membership Chair

Samantha Breske

Jason Palmer

Brian Cook

Cassandra Petty

Sarah Kendrick

James Richfield

Laura Kimbrell

Ginny Stalker Taylor Vickery

Allison Reed

Andrew Martin

Kayla Counts

Past Chair


Events Chair

Hank Ingram

Amanda Kane

Catherine Grace

Megan Koch

Chair Emeritus

Communications Chair

Spirits of Summer Chair

Ryan Lipscomb




overning Members receive access to Founders Hall donor lounge, complimentary drinks, special access, exclusive invitations and behind-the-scenes experiences. Membership is offered with an annual gift of $3,000 and purchase of 4+ concerts.

Jay Jones, Chair Ric Potenz, Chair Emeritus

Visit for more information. ◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members

MUSICIANS CIRCLE Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bailey III Mrs. Melinda S. & Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser ◊ Clara and Wesley Belden ◊ Blevins, Inc. ◊ Mrs. J. C. Bradford Jr. ◊ Ann & Frank Bumstead ◊ Drs. Rodney & Janice Burt ◊ Mrs. William Sherrard Cochran Sr. Mr.* & Mrs. W. Ovid Collins Ben & Julie Cundiff ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Hilton & Sallie Dean ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Doochin ◊

Tom & Judy Foster ◊ Jennifer & Billy Frist Allis Dale & John Gillmor ◊ Ms. Janice Elliott Mr. & Mrs. F. David Haas ◊ Dick & Vicki Hammer ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Spencer Hays ◊ Mr. Gregory T. Hersh Mr. Robert C. Hilton ◊ Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Holloway Hank Ingram ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Irby Sr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. T. K. Kimbrell ◊ Retired COL's, Steve & Julie Lomax ◊

Gifts of $10,000 - $14,999 The Melkus Family Foundation The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt ◊ Victoria & William Pao ◊ Ms. Carolyn W. Schott Mrs. Nelson Severinghaus ◊ Mr. Karl Sprules Dr. & Mrs. Jack Stalker ◊ Margaret & Cal Turner ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James F. Turner Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James W. White ◊ Jimmie D. & Patricia L. White ◊ The Harris Widener Family Fund ◊ Janet & Alan Yuspeh Shirley Zeitlin ◊

STRADIVARIUS SOCIETY Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Gregg P. Allen ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Allen Mr. and Mrs. David F. Arnholt Mr. & Mrs. Timothy W. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Ward A. Baker Judy & Joe Barker ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bentz Ms. Erin L. Bishop ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boehm ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Boyd IV Mr. & Mrs. Harold Brewer ◊ Chuck & Sandra Cagle ◊ John E. Cain III Mike & Jane Ann Cain ◊ Ms. Pamela Casey ◊ Fred Cassetty ◊ Dr. Elizabeth Cato Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Clark ◊ Dorit & Donald Cochron ◊ Brian & Haden Cook ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Justin Dell Crosslin ◊ Drs. Michael S. and Rowena D. Cuffe Mr. & Mrs. J. Bradford Currie BioVentures, Inc. ◊ Mr. Robert J. Deal and Mr. Jason T. Bradshaw Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dennis ◊ Marty & Betty Dickens ◊ Laura & Wayne* Dugas ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Burton Dye ◊ Mrs. Annette S. Eskind ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind ◊

The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Foundation ◊ Laurie & Steven Eskind Marilyn Ezell Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Fuller Ed & Nancy Goodrich ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Grace Kate R. W. Grayken Dr. and Mrs. Donald Griffin Carl & Connie Haley ◊ Carolyn N. and Terry W. Hamby ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harrington Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Huddleston Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ingram Keith & Nancy* Johnson Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Elliott W. Jones Sr. Heloise Werthan Kuhn ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Cregan Laborde Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lee ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ryan C. Lipscomb ◊ Myles & Joan MacDonald ◊ Red & Shari Martin ◊ Dr. Shawn Mathis & Mrs. Vida Mathis ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Mendes Jayne Menkemeller ◊ Edward D. & Linda F. Miles ◊ Christopher & Patricia Mixon ◊ Mr. & Mrs. A. Bruce Moore Jr. Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Odom ◊

* denotes donors who are deceased

Dr. Christopher J. Ott & Mr. Jeremy R. Simons ◊ Ms. Aylin Ozgener and Mr. Scott Hethcox Mr. and Mrs. Laurence M. Papel Barron Patterson & Burton Jablin ◊ Todd & Diandra Peacock ◊ Peggy & Hal Pennington Joelle & Brant Phillips DeDe Priest ◊ Carol & John T. Rochford ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rollins Mr. and Mrs. John B. Rosen Joe & Dorothy Scarlett ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Schneider ◊ Mrs. J. Ronald Scott ◊ Nelson & Sheila Shields The Shields Family Foundation ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Small ◊ Carol A. Tate ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Matthew K. Taylor ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Bradley D. Thacker Mr. and Mrs. George B. Tomlin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James S. Turner Jr. Peggy & John Warner ◊ Mrs. Lisa W. Wheeler ◊ Mrs. Holly Anderson Wilds Jerry & Ernie Williams ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Toby S. Wilt Barbara & Bud* Zander ◊ Mr. Nicholas S. Zeppos & Ms. Lydia A. Howarth ◊

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members INCONCERT



GOLDEN BATON SOCIETY Gifts of $3,000 - $4,999 Anonymous (4) Mr. & Mrs. John V. Abbott ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Abelman ◊ Shelley Alexander ◊ Mr. and Mrs. C. Dale Allen Jeremy & Rebecca Atack ◊ Jon K. & Colleen Atwood ◊ Grace & Carl Awh ◊ Brian & Beth Bachmann David Baldwin & Melissa K. Moss ◊ Ned Bates and Brigette Anschuetz ◊ Elisabetha Baugh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. John Baxter ◊ Michael V. and Sharry D. Beard ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup ◊ Betty C. Bellamy ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Randy Bellows ◊ Dr. Eric & Elaine Berg ◊ Dennis & Tammy Boehms ◊ Jamey Bowen & Norman Wells ◊ Randal & Priscilla Braker ◊ Mary Lawrence Breinig ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Phillip L. Bressman ◊ Steven & Cassandra Brosvik ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Steve R. Brubaker ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Del R. Bryant David L. & Chigger J. Bynum ◊ Ms. Betsy Calabrace ◊ Mary Taylor Gallagher & Chris Cardwell ◊ Sykes & Ann Cargile ◊ David L. Carlton ◊ Crom & Kathy Carmichael ◊ Tom & Kathi Carr ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Carter ◊ Mr. and Mrs. George E. Cassady III Mrs. Joanne G. Cato Mary & Joseph Cavarra ◊ Catherine Chitwood ◊ David & Starling Clark Jay & Ellen Clayton ◊ Terry & Holly Clyne ◊ Ed & Pat Cole ◊ Mr. & Mrs. H. Rhea Cole ◊ Dr. Michael Conver Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cook Jr. ◊ Kathy & Scott Corlew ◊ Teresa Corlew & Wes Allen ◊

Roger & Barbara Cottrell ◊ David Coulam & Lucy A. Visceglia ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Covert ◊ Joel* & Charlotte Covington ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Cox III Dr.* & Mrs. James Crafton ◊ Leslie J. Crofford ◊ Ms. Amy J. Smith and Mr. Michael A. Cronin Janine Cundiff Angela & Charles Curtiss ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Daley III ◊ Mr. M. Bradshaw Darnall III Nick & Connie Deidiker ◊ Myrtianne Downs ◊ Stephen & Kimberly Drake ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Glenn Eaden Dr. & Mrs.* E. Mac Edington Drs. James & Rena Ellzy ◊ Mr. Owen T. Embry ◊ Dr. Noelle Daugherty & Dr. Jack Erter ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jere Mann Ervin Victor Evans Dr. Meredith A. Ezell Ms. Paula Fairchild ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Farley Mr. & Mrs. Will Fischer ◊ Dr. Arthur C. Fleischer & Family ◊ John & Barbara Fletcher ◊ Drs. Robert* & Sharron Francis Mr. & Mrs. Pete Franks ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Fridrich Mrs. Karyn M. Frist Cathey & Wilford Fuqua ◊ Ms. Harper Ganick Ms. Kathryn Ganier Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gann ◊ Harris A. Gilbert ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Gilleland III ◊ Andrew & Alene Gnyp ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gordon Gerald C. Greer & Scott Hoffman MD ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin D. Griffin ◊ Steve & Anna Grizzle Karen & Daniel Grossman & Family ◊ Ms. Tracy Guarino John & Libbey Hagewood ◊ Mrs. Robbie J. Hampton ◊

Derek Hawkes, Colin Butler, Patrick Walle, Hunter Sholar



Ted Hanson ◊ Dr. Edward Hantel ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Henry ◊ Dr. Jan Van Eys & Judith Hodges ◊ Ms. Cornelia B. Holland ◊ Drs. Robert Hines* & Mary Hooks ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Israel ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. John F. Jacques ◊ Janet & Philip Jamieson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Lou Jennings ◊ George & Shirley Johnston ◊ Mr. Mountaine M. Jonas ◊ Ms. Amanda K. Kane ◊ Ms. Caitlin E. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kendall Ms. Sarah Kendrick ◊ Mrs. Edward C. Kennedy William Killebrew Tom & Darlene Klaritch ◊ Mr. & Mrs. David J. Klintworth ◊ Anne Knauff ◊ Jack T. & Sophie Knott ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Koban Jr. ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Kovach ◊ Mrs. Nona Jane Kroha ◊ Mr. Neil B. Krugman & Ms. Leona M. Pratt Kevin & Nicole Krushenski ◊ Mr. Paul H. Kuhn, Jr. ◊ Robert & Carol Lampe ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Land ◊ Mr. Edward Lanquist ◊ Martha & Larry Larkin ◊ Drs. Paul & Dana Latour Ms. Ellen E. Lehman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Lentini ◊ Hon. & Mrs. Thomas R. Lewis ◊ Marye & Bill Lewis ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lippolis ◊ Mr. Brent D. Longtin & Mr. Douglas A. Darsow ◊ Mr. Mark E. Lopez & Mr. Patrick J. Boggs ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. Lowry III Mr. & Mrs.* George Luscombe II ◊ Mr. John M. Lutz Mr. John Maddux ◊ Ms. Orlene Makinson ◊ Mr. and Mrs. David L. Manning Andrew Martin ◊

Laura Ross, Amy Grant, Ann Richards, Marcus & Glen Wanner

Lynn & Jack May ◊ Sheila & Richard McCarty ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Cary A. McClure ◊ Ms. Jennifer McCoy & Mr. JT Dominick ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Chet Melvin ◊ Dr. Mark & Mrs. Theresa Messenger ◊ Laurie Miller ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Miller Mr. David K. Mitchell ◊ Mr. & Mrs. S. Moharreri ◊ Bill & Cindy Morelli ◊ Mr. Wayne E. Morris ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Kelvin A. Moses ◊ Matt & Rhonda Mulroy ◊ James & Patricia Munro ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Nave Jr. ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Neal Mr. Chase Neely Mrs. Gwen Noe ◊ Mr. & Mrs.* Robert J. Notestine ◊ Dr. John A. Oates Jr. & Meredith S. Oates ◊ David & Pamela Palmer ◊ Grant & Janet Patterson ◊ Susan Holt & Mark Patterson ◊ Drs. Teresa & Phillip Patterson ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Dale Pilkinton Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Pohlman Donna and Tom Priesmeyer ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Queener Dr. Zeljko & Tanya Radic ◊ Mr. & Mrs. W. Edward Ramage ◊ Allison Reed & Sam Garza ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Alexander T. Renfro ◊ Mr. James E. Richfield Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Riven ◊ Dr. Robert & Taylor Robinson ◊ Anne & Charles Roos ◊ Ms. Sara L. Rosson & Ms. Nancy Menke ◊ Ms. Mary Frances Rudy ◊ Samuel A. Santoro & Mary M. Zutter ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Saul ◊ Dr. Norm Scarborough & Ms. Kimberly Hewell ◊ Peggy C. Sciotto ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Seale ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Sewell ◊ Joan Blum Shayne ◊ Steve & Holly Shelton ◊

Associate Board members at Spirits of Summer fundraiser

I N D I V I D UA L PAT R O N S Allen Spears* & Colleen Sheppard ◊ Mr.* & Mrs. Martin E. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Smallwood David & Niki Smith ◊ Dr. Neil & Ruth Smith ◊ K.C. & Mary Smythe ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Brandt N. Snedeker Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Sowell III Clark Spoden & Norah Buikstra ◊ Christopher & Maribeth Stahl ◊

Mr. & Mrs. Joe N. Steakley Mr. & Mrs. Barry Steele ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Steele Robert & Virginia Stewart ◊ Deborah & James Stonehocker ◊ Mr. & Mrs. James G. Stranch III ◊ Mr. James E. Sutter Mrs. Pamela K. Pfeffer Dr. Steve A. Hyman & Mr. Mark Lee Taylor ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Thomson ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Thursby ◊

Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Townes ◊ Martha J. Trammell ◊ Mrs. Catherine W. Turner Rodney Irvin Family ◊ Mr. James N. Vickers & Mr. Brian Schafer ◊ Ms. Joyce A. Vise Mr. & Mrs. William H. Wade ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Wagner ◊ James & Greta Walsh ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Mark Wathen ◊ Talmage M. Watts & Debra Greenspan Watts ◊

Carroll Van West & Mary Hoffschwelle ◊ Mr. James L. White ◊ Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills III Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Wood ◊ Ira Work ◊ Dr. Artmas L. Worthy ◊ Dr. Burton Elrod and Ms. Carol H. Yarbrough Donna B. Yurdin ◊ Mr. Craig Zimberg & Ms. Tara Sawdon ◊ Dr. & Mrs. Victor L. Zirilli ◊

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999 Anonymous (8) Jeff & Tina Adams Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Adams IV Ms. Elizabeth Allen Lisa & Mr. Gerry Altieri Mr. and Mrs. Sterling R. Ambrose Adrienne Ames Dr. and Mrs. John E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Craig J. Andreen Mr. Frank M. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Andrew Mr. and Mrs. William F. Andrew Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ansley Ms. Jennifer McNew Appelt Mr. and Mrs. DeVan D. Ard Jr. Mr. and Mr. Newman Arndt Mr. and Mrs. John K. Aron Ms. Deborah Arvin Mr. Bruce G. Aubrey Ms. Peggy Mayo Bailey Mr. Ron Balcarras Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Barry Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Basile Mr. & Mrs. John Bearden Mr. and Mrs. Ezra C. Beasley III Craig & Angela Becker Mr. & Mrs. W. Todd Bender Mrs. Raymond P. Bills Celia Applegate & David Blackbourn Randolph & Elaine Blake Dr. & Mrs. Marion G. Bolin Gene & Donna Bonfoey Mr. and Mrs. Alandis Brassel Dan & Mindy Brodbeck Berry & Connie Brooks Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan III Ms. Caroline Brzozowicz Jean & David Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Bunting Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bussard Drs. Robert F. and Mirna Caldwell Dr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Callahan III Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cammack

Sophie Cape Bill & Chris Carver David & Pam Chamberlin Mr. & Mrs. Terry W. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weston Chapman Erica & Doug Chappell Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Chasanoff Barbara & Eric Chazen Mr. J.D. Picksley Cheek Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Cooper Chilton Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Christopher Drs. Keith and Leslie Churchwell Sallylou & David Cloyd Cindy & Doug Cobb Marjorie Collins Amy & Overton Colton Greg & Mary Jo Cote Katherine C. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Ansel L. Davis Linda & Ben Davis Dr. & Mrs. Eric Delpire Mr. and Mrs. William P. Dial Mr. Michael S. Dixon and Mr. Brian D. Setzer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Dolan Carol & Harold Donaldson Peter & Kathleen Donofrio Ms. Linda Kartoz-Doochin & Mr. Michael Doochin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Douglas III Kathryn Applegate Duffer Mr. and Mrs. M. Gavin Duke Mr. and Mrs. John W. Eakin Jr. Mr. & Mrs.* DeWitt Ezell Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Falk Dr. Luis G. Fernandez and Dr. Viviana A. Lavin Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Fincher Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fitzgerald Jr. John David & Mary Dale Trabue Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Brennon A. Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Fones

Ann D. Frisch Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Frohsin Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Frost Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Fulk II Dr. & Mrs. John R. Furman Peter & Debra Gage Dr. Ronald E. Galbraith & Mrs. Faith H. Galbraith Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Ganier III Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gardner Carlene Hunt & Marshall Gaskins John & Lorelee Gawaluck Dr. and Ms. Richard J. Geer Mr. Amos R. Glass Mr. and Mrs. Todd D. Glisson Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Goad Jr. James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Richard A. Green Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gregg Mr. Lance W. Gruner and Mr. Shawn Wilson John & Melissa Halsell The Evelyn S. & Jim Horne Hankins Foundation Andrew & Ally Hard ◊ Mr. & Mrs. John Burton Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Hazen Lisa & Bill Headley Mrs. Nancy P. Hearn Suzy Heer Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Heeren Mr. & Mrs. Marion W. Hickerson III Mr. Kevin E. Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Hill Dr. Elisabeth Dykens & Dr. Robert Hodapp Mr. and Mrs. Hampton A. Holcomb Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Hollomon Chris & Susan Holmes Mrs. Henry W. Hooker* Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam H. Hoover III Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Houff

* denotes donors who are deceased

Bruce & Diane Houglum Hudson Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Huie Bud Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Toshinari Ishii Donald L. Jackson G. Brian Jackson & Roger E. Moore Mr. David James & Ms. Jeri Thomson Barry & Suzanne Jennings Mary Loventhal Jones Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Jones Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley Mr. & Mrs. W Evans Kemp Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kestner Mr. and Mrs. David C. Kloeppel Walter & Sarah Knestrick William C. & Deborah Patterson Koch Ms. Pamela L. Koerner Mr. Neil W. Kunkel Jr. and Ms. Paula D. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Christopher F. Kyriopoulos Mr. and Mrs. Marc F. Lagasse Mr. & Mrs. Randolph M. LaGasse Kevin & May Lavender Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Lavender Dr. Michelle Law John & Barbara Lawless Mr. & Mrs. John M. Leap Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Leeper Sally M. Levine Don & Patti Liedtke Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman Mr. Kenneth B. Lock and Dr. Susan Sharpe Mrs. Travis B. Loller & Mr. James A. Nichols ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Lund Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. MacLellan Mrs. Charles Taxon Malott Andrea & Helga Maneschi

◊ denotes donors who are Governing Members INCONCERT


I N D I V I D U A L PAT R O N S Captain Nathan Marsh Metro Fire Fighter Ms. Helen J. Mason Steve & Susie Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Mayes Ms. Kathryn McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. William D. McDowell Mr. & Mrs. Michael McIlwain Dr. and Mrs. Dailey A. McPeak Drs. Manfred* & Susan Menking Mr. Steve Merryman Ingrid Meszoely MD Ms. Jennifer L. Michaeli Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Moody Joseph & Julia Moore Mr. & Mrs. James Moore Margaret & David Moss Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Murfree Anne & Peter Neff Leslie & Scott Newman Mary & Gudger Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Niewold Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Noel Dr. Agatha L. Nolen Virginia O'Brien Mr. & Mrs.* Douglas Odom Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Ohlinger Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ossolinski David Oxley, MD FACS

Mr. and Mrs. Murat Ozgener Mr. Michael L. Peacock and Ms. Tara Scarlett Catherine & John Perry Cassie Petty ◊ Robert & Laura Pittman Carol Armes & Bob Pitz Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Plato Mr. and Mrs. Mark Poe Mr. Charles H. Potter Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Potter Mr. and Mrs. David Preston Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn C. Raymer Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Richardson Delphine and Kenneth Roberts Ms. Courtney Robinson Misha Robledo ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Rogers V David & Karin Roland Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Rolfe Barry & Melissa Rose Peoples Mr. and Mrs. Rod Roudi Robert Lawrence Sadler, Sr. Mr. Edward K. Sanford Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sangervasi Mr. L. Jonathan Savage Paul H. Scarbrough Mr. and Mrs. Fraser G. Schaufele III Dr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Schoettle Ms. Carolyn W. Schott



Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tyrrell Mr. Paul D. Vasterling & Mr. Jason Facio Larry & Brenda Vickers Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Wachtler Kris & G. G. Waggoner Mike & Elaine Walker Dr. and Mrs. Ming X. Wang Mr. & Mrs. Derek West Mrs. John W. White Stacy Widelitz Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wiesmeyer Dr. Kenny F. Williard and Ms. Debra J. Dement Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Williams Mr. and Mrs. David G. Williamson III Mr. & Mrs. Ridley Wills II Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Wilson Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Dr. Theodore E. Wiltsie Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wright Berje Yacoubian & Kathy Wade-Yacoubian Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Yochem Mr. Jeffery A. Zeitlin Glenn & Heather Zigli Mr. Christopher B. Zimmer and Mr. Joshua T. Bulla Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Zonarich

Gifts of $1,000 - $1,499

EN CO R E CIR CLE Anonymous (9) Jerry Adams Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allbee Carol M. Allen Ms. Teresa Broyles-Aplin & Mr. Don Aplin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Apperson Candy Burger & Dan Ashmead Mr. & Mrs. John S. Atkins Richard & Ada Baker Mr. & Mrs. J. Oriol Barenys Mrs. Brenda Bass Dr. & Mrs. David M. Bayer Katrin T. Bean Annie Laurie & Irvin* Berry Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Boyd Bogle III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Braden Robert & Barbara Braswell Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Braun Mr. James I. Brown & Ms. Lindella Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Brown Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene N. Bulso Jr. Gina & Sam Burnette Kathyrn Calhoon & David Ettinger Mr. Brian Carden Mr. & Mrs. William F. Carpenter III

Mrs. Alexandrino Severino Dr. and Mrs. Ashish S. Shah Anita & Mike Shea Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sheriff Mr. and Mrs. Dean G. Short III Tom & Sylvia Singleton Ashley N. Skinner Mrs. Richard M. Small Drs. Walter E. Smalley Jr. & Louise Hanson Mrs. Ione Smith Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Scott Smith Nan E. Speller Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell T. Speyer Stuart & Shirley Speyer Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spradley Jr. Sid Stanley Dr. Catherine V. Stober & Mr. James McAteer Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Stowe Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Strang IV Mr. Max Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Susano Pamela & Steven Taylor Mr. & Mrs. David B. Thomas Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thorne Ms. Janice E. Ticich Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Tigrett Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Todd Norman & Marilyn Tolk Mila & Bill Truan

Vickie & Buzz Cason Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cate Dean & Sandy Chase Renée Chevalier Dr. Amy Chomsky Ms. Christine Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Clevenger III Teri & Alan Cohen Esther & Roger Cohn Chase Cole Joe & Judy Cook Nancy Krider Corley Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Counts, III Ms. R. Suzanne Cravens Dr. & Mrs. Glen W. Davidson Drs. Maria Gabriella Giro & Jeffrey M. Davidson Barbara* & Willie K. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Henry A. DePhillips Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Dinwiddie Dr. Tracey E. Doering Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Drake Joe & Shirley Draper Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Driggins Laura L. Dunbar Mr & Mrs. Mike Dungan Melissa Eckert Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Edmondson Sr. Susan H. Edwards

Dr. & Mrs. William H. Edwards Sr. Bill & Dian S. Ezell John & Debbie Farringer Dr. Kimberly D. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Frazier John C. Frist Jr., M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Garber Chris & Mandy Genovese Gregory George & Mary E. Fortugno Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Ghertner Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Elinor Hall Pam Hamrick Jim & Stephanie Hastings Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Havens Michael & Catherine Hayes Dr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Heimburger Mr. Bradley Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Winston C. Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Dana L. Holmes Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hommrich Drs. Richard T. & Paula C.* Hoos Ken & Beverly Horner Mr. David Huckabee Donna & Ronn* Huff Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Huljak Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Hulme

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H O N O RA RY In honor of Cynthia Arnholt

In honor of the awesome Nashville Symphony Chorus

In honor of Jane Asperelli

In honor of Katie Crumbo

In honor of Elizabeth Nickerson "Tutter" McCabe

In honor of Dr. Italo Biaggioni, for being awarded the David Robertson, M.D. endowed chair at VUMC

In honor of Eric Gratton

In honor of Mark Peacock

In honor of Brenda & David Griffin

In honor of Doris Silber

In honor of Erin Hall

In honor of Maya Stone

In honor of Ms. Bettie Berry on her 91st Birthday

In honor of Hanna Hamburger

In honor of Anna Szczuka

In honor of Judith Hodges

In honor of Brian Uhl

In honor of Steven M. Hoffman

In honor of Meghan Vosberg

In honor of Newman and Johnathon Arndt

In honor of Zeneba Bowers In honor of Henry Byington

In honor of Jay Jones' Birthday

In honor of Martha Rivers Ingram

M EM O R IA L In memory of Linda G. Allison, MD, MPH

In memory of Mrs. Concepcion R. Guzman

In memory of Betty Neal

In memory of James R. (Pete) Austin

In memory of Al Hacker

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Louis K. Reynolds

In memory of Ben Belden

In mmeory of Fred Simon

In memory of Jessica Bloom

In memory of Harold & Rita Dee Hassenfeld

In memory of Frederic Blumberg

In memory of Roger D. Hayes

In memory of H. Martin Weingartner

In memory of James F. Brandenburg

In memory of Gary Kenneth Hughes

In memory of Colleen Welch

In memory of Gene Dietz

In memory of Gary Kelly

In memory of David Williams

In memory of Philip Dikeman

In memory of Dr. Phil Levitan

In memory of Glenn Eaden

In memory of Sara Harris Moffatt

In memory of Professor Vicki Gardine Williams

In memory of Linda Kay Edington

In memory of Thelma L. Moffatt

In memory of James Kenneth Williamson

In memory of James Crawford Ward Jr.

LAW R EN C E S. LEVINE MEMO RIAL FUND George E. Barrett* John Auston Bridges Mr.* & Mrs. Arthur H. Buhl III Barbara & Eric Chazen Donna R. Cheek* Dr. & Mrs. Alan G. Cohen Esther & Roger Cohn Wally & Lee Lee Dietz Dee & Jerald* Doochin Robert D. Eisenstein* Mrs. Annette S. Eskind Laurie & Steven Eskind

Harris A. Gilbert Allis Dale & John Gillmor Dr. Fred & Martha Goldner Mr.* & Mrs. Billy Ray Hearn Judith Hodges Judith S.* & James R. Humphreys Walter & Sarah Knestrick Sheldon Kurland Ellen C. Lawson Sally M. Levine Frances & Eugene Lotochinski

Ellen Harrison Martin Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. McNamara III

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson Spickard, Jr.

Cynthia* & Richard* Morin

Vicky & Bennett Tarleton

Dr. Harrell Odom II & Mr. Barry W. Cook

Mr.* & Mrs.* Louis B. Todd, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Philip Anne & Charles Roos Mr.* & Mrs. John L. Seigenthaler Joan B. Shayne

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Stein

Mr. & Mrs. Byron Trauger Betty & Bernard* Werthan Mr. Mark Zimbicki and Ms. Wendy Kurland Alice A. Zimmerman

CO R P O RATE MATCHING CO MPANIES Arcadia Healthcare American General Life & Accident American International Group, Inc. Atmos Energy AT&T Higher Education /Cultural Matching Gift Program Bank of America BCD Travel Becton Dickinson & Co. BLR CA Matching Gifts Program Caterpillar Foundation

Cigna Foundation Community Health Systems Foundation Eaton Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation First Data Foundation GE Foundation General Mills Foundation Hachette Book Group IBM Corporation Illinois Tool Work Foundation McKesson Foundation Merrill Lynch & Co Foundation, Inc.

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Nissan Gift Matching Program P&G Fund Matching Gifts Program PulteGroup Regions Scottrade Square D Foundation Matching Gifts Program Shell Oil Company Foundation Starbucks Matching Gifts Program The Aspect Matching Gifts Program

The HCA Foundation The Meredith Corporation Foundation The Prudential Foundation The Stanley Works UBS United Health Group U.S. Bancorp Foundation Williams Community Relations




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 their contributions.



DIRECTORS’ ASSOCIATES Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation


















CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS ASCAP BDO USA, LLP BMI Carter Haston Real Estate Services Caterpillar Financial Services The Cockayne Fund Inc. Craft Brewed

Cumberland Trust Dex Imaging and Mailing Dollar General Stores Ensworth School Nashville First Baptist The Houghland Foundation Infiniti Of Cool Springs Jack C. Massey Foundation Jimmy Choo USA

M. Stratton Foster Charitable Foundation

Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing LLC

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Tennsco Corporation

Parking Management Company Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation Slice Wireless Solutions

The Kurt Weill Foundation For Music I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. Women's Philharmonic Advocacy



CAPITAL FUNDS The Nashville Symphony wishes to acknowledge and thank the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their commitment to the Symphony. This list recognizes donors who contributed $15,000 or more to one of the Symphony’s endowment or capital campaigns. These capital campaigns make it possible to ensure a sustainable future for a nationally recognized orchestra worthy of Music City. AmSouth Foundation Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation The Ayers Foundation Bank of America Alvin & Sally Beaman Foundation Lee A. Beaman, Trustee Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Bottorff Ann* & Monroe* Carell Caterpillar Inc. & Its Employees The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mike Curb Family Foundation CaremarkRx Greg & Collie Daily

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

Anne* & Dick Ragsdale Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Estate of Walter B & Huldah Cheek Sharp State of Tennessee Margaret & Cal Turner Jr. James Stephen Turner Charitable Foundation Vanderbilt University The Vandewater Family Foundation Ms. Johnna Benedict Watson Colleen* & Ted* Welch The Anne Potter Wilson Foundation


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

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

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


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

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

Richard L. & Sharalena Miller National Endowment for the Arts Mr. & Mrs. Philip Maurice Pfeffer Justin & Valere Potter Foundation Irvin & Beverly Small Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle


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

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

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

Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew LLP American Airlines American General Life & Accident Insurance Company Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

J B & Carylon Baker Dr. & Mrs. T.B. Boyd III William H. Braddy III Dr. Ian* & Katherine* Brick Mr. & Mrs.* Martin S. Brown Sr. Michael & Jane Ann Cain Mike Curb/Curb Records Inc.

The Danner Foundation Dee & Jerald* Doochin Ernst & Young Mr. & Mrs. David S. Ewing Ezell Foundation / Purity Foundation Mr.* & Mrs.* Sam M. Fleming In Memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn







Letty-Lou Gilbert*, Joe Gilbert & Family James C. Gooch & Jennie P. Smith Edward A. & Nancy Goodrich Bill & Ruth Ann Leach Harnisch Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC Dr. & Mrs.* George W. Holcomb Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clay T. Jackson KPMG LLP Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn John T. Lewis

Gilbert Stroud Merritt Mr. & Mrs. David K. Morgan Musicians of the Nashville Symphony Anne & Peter Neff Cano & Esen Ozgener Ponder & Co. Eric Raefsky, M.D.* & Ms. Victoria Heil Delphine & Ken Roberts Ro’s Oriental Rugs, Inc. Mrs. Dan C. Rudy*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* denotes donors who are deceased INCONCERT





he Nashville Symphony is grateful to those donors who have remembered the orchestra in their estate plans. Legacy gifts to the Nashville Symphony help Middle Tennessee’s resident orchestra achieve its mission of making beautiful music, reaching diverse audiences and improving life in our community for generations to come through the following: – World-class performances of enduring orchestral music, from Bach to Beethoven to Bernstein – Affordable ticket prices for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds – Commissions and recordings of America’s leading composers, who are keeping classical music relevant for 21st-century audiences – Life-changing education programs that provide inspiration, instruction and mentorship for students from kindergarten through high school – The acoustical brilliance of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a venue built to serve the entire community Be “instrumental” in our success by sharing your passion for music with future generations. For more information on the many creative ways to make a planned gift, please visit or call Andrew Shafer at 615.687.6484.

Anonymous (4) Stephen Abelman & Robin Holab-Abelman Barbara B. & Michael W. Barton Russell Bates Elisabetha C. Baugh Ann Bernard Congressman Diane Black & Dr. David L. Black Julie G. & Frank H. Boehm, MD Ellen & Roger Borchers Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Bottorff H. Victor Braren, M.D. Charles W. Cagle Mr. and Mrs. Christopher John Casa Santa Paul Catt and Linda Etheredge Donna* & Steven* Clark George D. Clark Jr. Dr. Cliff Cockerham & Dr. Sherry Cummings W. Ovid Collins, Jr.* Barbara J.* and John J.* Conder Marianne Connolly Kelly Corcoran & Joshua Carter Mr. & Mrs. Roy Covert Kevin and Katie Crumbo Janet Keese Davies

The William M.*and Mildred P.* Duncan Family and Deborah Faye Duncan Annette & Irwin* Eskind Paula Fairchild Judy and Tom Foster Henry S. Fusner* Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia* & Dr. Pedro E. Garcia* Harris A. Gilbert Allis Dale & John Gillmor James C. Gooch Ed & Nancy Goodrich Landis Bass Gullett* Connie & Carl T. Haley, Jr. Martin Todd Harris David W. & Judith S. Hayes Billy Ray Hearn* Eric Raefsky, M.D.* & Victoria Heil Gregory T. Hersh Judith Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Bennett F. Horne Judith Simmons Humphreys* Martha Rivers Ingram Elliott Warner Jones & Marilyn Lee Jones Anne Knauff Heloise Werthan Kuhn Paul Kuhn

Barry Lapidus Sally M. Levine John T. Lewis Todd M. Liebergen Clare* & Samuel* Loventhal Ernestine M. Lynfoot Ellen Harrison Martin Thomas McAninch Dr. Arthur McLeod Mellor James Victor Miller* Sharalena & Dick Miller Rev. Dr. Charles L. Moffatt, III Ellen Livingfield More Cynthia* & Richard* Morin Patricia W. & James F. Munro Anne T. & Peter L. Neff Jonathan Norris & Jennifer Carlat Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nowlin Harry & Shelley Page Juanita M. Patton* Drs. Mark & Nancy Peacock Pamela K. & Philip Maurice Pfeffer Joseph Presley Dr. Zeljko Radic & Tanya Covington Radic David & Edria Ragosin Dr. Gipsie Ranney* Nancy Ray Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter Fran C. Rogers

Judith A. Sachs James A. Scandrick Jr.* Kristi Lynn Seehafer Mr. Martin E.* & Mrs. Judy F. Simmons Irvin & Beverly Small Mary & K.C. Smythe Dr. and Mrs. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Maribeth & Christopher Stahl Betsy Proctor Stratton* & Harry E. Stratton* Patricia Mlcuch Strickland Dr. Esther & Mr. Jeffery Swink Steve Alan Hyman & Mark Lee Taylor Mr.* and Mrs.* Louis B. Todd Dr. John B. Thomison, Sr.* Mr. Robert J. Turner & Mr. Jay Jones Alan D. & Janet L. Valentine Johnna Benedict Watson Dr. Colleen Conway Welch* Jimmie D. & Patricia Lee White Lalah Gee Williams Dr. Patricia B. Willoughby Donna B. Yurdin Barbara & Bud Zander Shirley Zeitlin Anne H. & Robert K.* Zelle *denotes donors who are deceased





Brooke Stuart,

Sarah Rose Peacock,

Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO Steven Brosvik, COO Marye Walker Lewis, CPA, CFO Heather Romero, Executive Assistant

Development Events Manager

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Celine Thackston, Grants Manager Jesse Strauss, Grants Assistant

Marketing Associates: Henry Byington, Jim Davidson, Kimberly DePue, Rick Katz, Misha Robledo


Kimberly Kraft McLemore,

Jessica Slais, V.P. of Artistic Administration Ellen Kasperek, Senior Manager of Artistic Administration

Eleanor Roberts, Manager of Artistic Administration

Harrison Bryant, Artistic Coordinator Jennifer Goldberg, Principal Librarian Luke Bryson, Librarian David Jackson, Assistant Librarian Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator

COMMUNICATIONS Jonathan Marx, V.P. of Communications Dave Felipe, Publicist & Communications Manager

Justin Bradford, Director of Digital Media Diana Rosales, Digital Media Coordinator Sean Shields, Art Director Alina Van Oostrom,

EDUCATION Director of Education and Community Engagement

Kelley Bell, Education and Community Engagement Program Manager

Kristen Freeman, Education and Community Engagement Program Manager

FINANCE Karen Warren, Controller Bobby Saintsing, A/P & Payroll Manager Sheri Switzer, Senior Accountant Charlotte Schweizer, Retail Manager and Buyer


Senior Event Sales Manager

Graphic Design Associate

Schuyler Thomas, Senior Event Manager Lee Ann Eaton, Event Facilitator Anderson S. Barns, Beverage Manager



Tara Little, Director of Research & Data Services

Tara Shirer, Manager of Data Services Sheila Wilson, Sr. Database Associate

DEVELOPMENT Jonathan Norris, V.P. of Development Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development Kortney Toney, Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ashlinn Snyder, Development Programs Manager

Dennis Carter, Patron Engagement Officer Juliano Stewart, Patron Engagement Officer

Judith Wall, Patron Engagement Officer Andrew Shafer, Planned Giving Manager Cori Rodery, Development Events Manager

Ashley Skinner, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, V.P. of Human Resources

Catherine Royka, Manager of Volunteer Services

I.T. Trenton Leach, Director of Information Technology

MARKETING Daniel B. Grossman, V.P. of Marketing Misty Cochran, Director of Marketing Lindsay Bergstrom,

Ticket Services Supervisors: Jesse Baker, Jean-Marie Clark, Jeff Hoehne, Melissa Messer Ticket Services Specialists: Erin Caby, Megan Cargin, Peter Donnelly, Carly Fell Chase Gay, Lindsey George

PRODUCTION & ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS Sonja Thoms, Sr. Director of Operations and Orchestra Manager

John Wesolowski, Orchestra Personnel Manager

Erin Ozment, Orchestra Personnel Assistant Mark Dahlen, Audio Engineer Emily Yeakle, Sr. Lighting Director Trey Franklin, Lighting Director W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager Josh Walliser, Production Manager Trevor Wilkinson, Recording Engineer & Assistant Production Manager

Larry Bryan, Audio Engineer & Assistant Production Manager

Katy Lyles, Operations Coordinator

VENUE MANAGEMENT Eric Swartz, V.P. of Venue Management John Sanders, Chief Technical Engineer Kenneth Dillehay, Chief Engineer Wade Johnson, Housekeeping Manager James Harvell, Housekeeper Tony Meyers, Director of Security and Front of House

Alan Woodard, Security Manager Sam Harrington,

Director of Ticket Services

Facility Maintenance Technician

Gena Staib, Box Office Manager Rachael Downs,

Gregory Weiss, Facility Maintenance Technician

Assistant Box Office Manager

Rich Bartkowiak, Marketing Supervisor Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant







Variations for Strings OCTOBER 8, 2019 AT 6 PM

Judith Ablon, viola

Jimin Lin, violin

Louise Morrison, violin

Christopher Stenstrom, cello

Violist Judith Ablon and f riends explore the art of Theme and Variations, with a passacaglia thrown in for good measure!

The Elliston Trio Plays Beethoven and Tower

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 AT 6 PM | NOVEMBER 8, 2019 AT 10:30 AM Erin Hall, violin

Keith Nicholas, cello

Matthew Phelps, piano

Nashville’s acclaimed piano trio returns to the Chamber Music Series, with a powerful program contrasting Beethoven’s classic “Ghost” trio with work f rom one of America’s leading composers, Joan Tower.

Celebrate Beethoven

JANUARY 28, 2020 AT 6 PM | JANUARY 31, 2020 AT 10:30 AM Louise Morrison, violin Jung-Min Shin, violin

Tony Parce, viola Kevin Bate, cello

Megan Gale, piano

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year with violinist Louise Morrison and f riends!

Bass Showcase FEBRUARY 18, 2020 AT 6 PM Matt Abramo, bass Kevin Jablonski, bass

Jeffrey Williams, bass-baritone Megan Gale, piano

Nashville Symphony bassist Matt Abramo presents a program showcasing the many sides of the lowest string instrument.

All Debussy Program APRIL 8, 2020 AT 6 PM Anna Lisa Hoepfinger, violin Johna Bradley Smith, violin

Dan Reinker, viola Christopher Stenstrom, cello

A chamber music celebration of the sensuous and dreamlike music of Claude Debussy.


Four Heart Attacks, an Answer and a Plan

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