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2013/14 Season

Letter from the Executive Director Welcome to tonight’s concert; I am so pleased that you could join us as we start our exciting 2013/14 season. The New Mexico Philharmonic continues to play a vital role in the cultural life of New Mexico, providing artistically outstanding performances of the best repertoire for full orchestra in the largest urban area in New Mexico. In so doing, we help maintain a high quality of life while creating jobs in the arts. Our music education programs provide essential services to a school district where arts funding has recently been a challenge. Following our institutional values of excellence, this season we have once again gathered an amazing roster of soloists and conductors such as Olga Kern, Lynn Harrell, Awadagin Pratt, Van Cliburn Piano Competition winner Haochen Zhang, and virtuoso violinists Fumiaki Miura and Stefan Jackiw. This season features many of our star musicians—Concertmaster Krzysztof Zimowksi, Acting Principal Violist Kimberly Fredenburgh, Principal Trumpet John Marchiando, Principal Oboe Kevin Vigneau, as well as some of the newest members of the orchestra—Associate Principal Flute, Jiyoun Hur, and Assistant Concertmaster Ruxandra Simionescu-Marquardt, will all be featured in various series throughout the season. Our Third Season will provide 83 concerts and school presentations to over 50,000 New Mexicans, including seven Popejoy Classical Concerts, five Pops Concerts, six Neighborhood Concerts, five Sunday Afternoon Concerts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, two Community Concerts, four Zoo Concerts, eight Youth Concerts, four Introduction to the Classics Concerts, four Christmas Concerts in area homeless shelters, two Run-Out Concerts, one High School Concert and five Nutcracker performances. In addition, we will present 30–50 ensemble visits to elementary schools, which are planned and implemented throughout the season from a waiting list as funding is made available. We will continue to perform in non-traditional settings that allow us to reach culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods, including churches, parks, and high schools. This flexibility increases the number of individuals and families that we are able to reach. Going forward, the goals of the New Mexico Philharmonic remain in accordance with the mission and values of the organization: 1) to continue as a local and international musical ambassador 2) to maintain its high artistic standards by attracting the best musicians through internationally advertised auditions 3) to feature outstanding soloists and conductors 4) to be embedded in the cultural fabric of the state of New Mexico 5) to change lives through music and educational performances 6) to build future audiences for symphonic music. We are so honored to have you be a part of your New Mexico Philharmonic family, by being one of our audience members, one of our donors, or both. We could not have accomplished our goals without your unwavering support. Your belief in our mission will help us continue forward. Because of this, you deserve a round of applause and a big thank you from all of us here, both on stage and behind the scenes. We hope that you will have amazing musical experiences this season. Enjoy the concert!

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October 12, 2013 Program Program Notes Grant Cooper Olga Kern

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Program Program Notes Matthew Greer Amy Greer Virginia McMurdo Sarah Ihlefeld Darci Lobdell Javier Gonzalez Michael Hix Quintessence

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Meet the Musicians Sponsors Orchestra Donor Circles Thank You

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Marian Tanau Executive Director

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Popejoy Hall

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 6 p.m.

Popejoy Classics: Olga Kern Returns Grant Cooper conductor Olga Kern piano

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Overture to Nabucco


Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18 Sergei Rachmaninoff I. Moderato (1873–1943) II. Adagio sostenuto III. Allegro scherzando

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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

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Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36 I. Andante sostenuto—Moderato con anima II. Andantino in modo di Canzone III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco


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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

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Giuseppe Verdi

Born 1813, Roncole, Italy Died 1901, Milan, Italy

Overture to Nabucco (1842) Giuseppe Verdi was to Italian opera what Beethoven was to the symphony. He was considered a national treasure, serving as the successor to the great Italian opera composers Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. Verdi became the most influential opera composer of the 19th century, and during his lifetime also became the most monetarily successful, thanks to the newly adopted implementation of royalty payments. He was considered a nationalist composer, but unlike the nationalism found in the music of Dvorak or Mussorgsky, Verdi’s use of nationalism is found in the use of nationalist plots in many of his operas, especially those written during the quest for Italian unification or Risorgimento. In doing so, he was able to popularize Italian opera by placing it firmly at the center of national culture. “Viva Verdi” became a phrase associated both with Verdi’s music and the political climate of the time. Verdi’s name was an acronym for Victor Emmanuel King of Italy (Vittorio Emmanuele Re d’Italia). Nabucco was Verdi’s third opera, but first major success. If not for the persistence of La Scala’s impresario Bartolomeo Merelli, it is possible that Verdi’s name would be missing from the annals of music history. Verdi’s first opera was a modest success, enough of a success for Merelli to contract another three operas for the composer. Verdi’s second opera, which was to be a comedy, was written during a very difficult time in his life–the death of his wife after the deaths of his two children two years prior–and was a miserable failure. Verdi, distraught by both his personal losses and lack of professional success, vowed never to compose again. Merelli, after being told that Verdi would no longer compose, wouldn’t take no for an answer. He persisted, and at some point handed him Temistocle Solera’s libretto to Nabucco. There is some debate as to whether Verdi immediately was taken by the libretto and began composing

it right then, or whether bit by bit he inched out an opera. But whatever the compositional circumstances, Nabucco was a huge hit for the composer (and Merelli). The subject matter of Nabucco resounded with the Italian people as they endured their own political struggles. The story is based on the Biblical story of the Jews who are persecuted and exiled from Babylon by King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar, in English). The opera is best known for “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” (“Fly, Thoughts, on Wings of Gold”), more familiarly referred to as the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.” At Verdi’s funeral, it was this chorus that thousands of mourners lining the streets spontaneously began to sing. ●

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Born 1873, Semyonovo, Russia Died 1943, Beverly Hills, California

Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18 (1900–1901) If not for a specialist in the field of neuropsychotherapy, it is entirely possible that the history books would not include Rachmaninoff’s name, nor would the classical music repertoire contain his two compositional cornerstones: The Second Piano Concerto and his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43. The labyrinthine tale began in 1897 with the disastrous premiere of his First Symphony in St. Petersburg. It would not be unfair to say the critics and audience were waiting with bated breath for Rachmaninoff’s demise. He had left the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study in Moscow, and the locals did not take kindly to such perceived acts of defiance. The most crushing review came from the composer and critic César Cui who likened the symphony to the music one would hear in a “Conservatory in Hell.” What was not mentioned in the feral attacks was the performance itself. Allegedly, the conductor, Alexander Glazunov, misused rehearsal time for the three world premieres that were programmed on the concert, and most disturbingly, Glazunov seemed to be visibly and cripplingly drunk at the performance. Following the debacle, Rachmaninoff believed he was not suited for composition, sunk into a deep depression and turned to alcohol for solace.

His situation was so dire that by the end of 1899 he was a full-fledged alcoholic; his hands shook uncontrollably, limiting his ability to perform as a piano soloist–the career path (along with conducting) he chose upon abandoning composition. Enter Dr. Nikolai Dahl. Dr. Dahl was a specialist in the aforementioned neuro-psychotherapy and Rachmaninoff began seeing him daily in January of 1900. Rachmaninoff’s “assignment” under hypnosis was to compose a new piano concerto. By way of trance therapy, Rachmaninoff rebounded from his depression and self-doubt with the resultant Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, dedicated to Dr. Dahl. Rachmaninoff would live for more than forty years following the composition of his Second Piano Concerto, never again suffering from the all-consuming depression that almost ruined his career. The work premiered on October 27, 1901 with Rachmaninoff as soloist and Alexandre Siloti conducting the Moscow Philharmonic Society. Unlike his First Symphony, his Second Piano Concerto was met with positive reviews. The concerto opens with ten measures of unaccompanied piano–chords juxtaposed with a pedal tone, gradually increasing in intensity, the style often likened to tolling Russian bells. The piano introduction directly leads into the soulful and languid first theme, played by the violins, violas and clarinet. The second movement is in E Major and marked Adagio sostenuto. After a brief rising figure in the strings, the piano enters with an arpeggiated introduction to the principal theme, first played by the flute and then seamlessly taken over by the clarinet. Tchaikovsky’s name is invariably used when discussing Rachmaninoff’s Adagio sostenuto. The two had met before Tchaikovsky’s death in 1893 and Tchaikovsky had become a mentor to the young Rachmaninoff. The middle movement is written in the style of Tchaikovsky, with heavy use of hemiola and its melodic emphasis; the principal theme is often compared to the theme of the slow movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. The third movement is the most jocular of the concerto, the first theme written in true scherzando style, before devolving into the rich and luxurious indulgence of the slow second theme. The themes alternate and the movement ends with an effervescent coda. ●

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Born 1840, Votkinsk, Russia Died 1893, St. Petersburg, Russia

Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36 (1877–1878)

Tchaikovsky was a tortured soul, as any discourse on the composer is sure to point out, but he was perhaps never as tortured as during the composition of his Fourth Symphony. This time began with great promise, the start of his relationship with his longtime patron, Nadezhda von Meck. Madame von Meck was a very wealthy widow, with a weak spot for the music of Tchaikovsky. Much of what we know about Tchaikovsky is through his lengthy and voluminous correspondences with von Meck. His new patron afforded him the opportunity to quit his university job at the Moscow Conservatory, and devote all his time to

composing. In many ways, this should have been the beginning of the best time in the composer’s life–a wealthy new patron who was completely devoted and who offered an epistolary audience for his musings on life, love, and music, as well as more time to compose. But it was not meant to be. In 1877, a former student of Tchaikovsky, Antonina Miliukov, sent him a letter espousing her undying love for him. To be clear, Miliukov had never been a private student of Tchaikovsky’s, but merely one of many he had taught in a large lecture-style classroom. It is assumed that they never had much direct contact, merely a face in the crowd. Tchaikovsky handled the letter poorly. He was conflicted in many ways: Since his mother’s death, he had yearned for a home life and sense of stability that her death had taken from him; he was fighting his own feelings of sexuality and what to do with them; and he wanted to quiet the rumors of homosexuality that surrounded him. He responded to Antonina with neither

a “yes” nor a “no,” leaving the door open. In a whirlwind “romance,” they were married in July, and he had fled by September. Most of the Fourth Symphony was written before his marriage, so while the angst encompassed in the work is not directly related, the reasons for him leaping into such an ill-conceived union, are. Mme. von Meck had requested a “program” for the symphony, and Tchaikovsky obliged. The program in reality ended up being more of a hindrance than any insight it could offer the listener. And “program” isn’t quite the right word–there is no story to follow, or action that the music depicts. The program is more about unresolved issues and Tchaikovsky’s feelings that he was on a collision course with fate, and had no control over his life. Fate is the largest concept with which the program deals, and Tchaikovsky refers to the opening brass fanfare as “the germ of the entire symphony.”●

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Concert Program .

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7 p.m.

Neighborhood Concert: Bach, Pachelbel & Beethoven Matthew Greer conductor Amy Greer piano Virginia McMurdo soprano Sarah Ihlefeld mezzo-soprano Darci Lobdell mezzo-soprano Javier Gonzalez tenor Michael Hix bass Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest

Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 I. Magnificat anima mea II. Et exsultavit III. Quia respexit IV. Omnes generationes V. Quia fecit mihi magna VI. Et misericordia VII. Fecit potentiam VIII. Deposuit IX. Esurientes X. Suscepit Israel XI. Sicut locutus XII. Gloria Patri


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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

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Canon in D Major Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706) Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven I. Fantasia (1770–1827) Adagio II. Finale Allegro Allegro molto Adagio ma non troppo Marcia, assai vivace–Allegro Allegretto ma non troppo quasi assai con moto–Presto Mass No. 2 in G Major Franz Schubert I. Kyrie (1797–1828) II. Gloria III. Credo IV. Sanctus V. Benedictus VI. Agnus Dei

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Johann Sebastian Bach Born 1685, Eisenach, Germany Died 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (1733) Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243a was premiered on Christmas Day, 1723, which would have been Bach’s first Christmas as the Director of Music in Leipzig, a post he would hold for the rest of his life. Some ten years later, Bach reworked his Magnificat and switched the key to D Major to accommodate the trumpets used during that period, and also changed many of the harmonic progressions. This composition, the Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243, is the version used in modern performances. The work uses the Magnificat text from the first canticle found in the Gospel of Luke. This canticle deals with Mary, Jesus’s mother, and her reaction to finding out she was carrying the son of God after being visited by the angel Gabriel. Bach mixes the performing forces to appropriately convey the mood of the text in his twelve movement work. He alternates between full choral movements with full orchestral accompaniment and solo arias accompanied merely by continuo, and everything in between. ●

Johann Pachelbel

Born 1653, Nuremberg, Germany Died 1706, Nuremberg, Germany

Canon in D Major (c. 1694) Johann Pachelbel was a very successful German composer of the middle-Baroque period who was also influential as a teacher and organist. He was a prolific composer of both sacred and secular music and held significant influence over the development of the chorale prelude and the fugue. The famous Canon in D was originally paired with a gigue in the same key, and like most of his music (as well as many of his contemporaries’), remained relatively unknown for years. That was until it was

Beethoven was never one to win people over with his warm and inviting personality… recorded for France’s Erato label and released in the United States through the Musical Heritage Society. Apparently, the actor Robert Redford discovered the recording and decided to use the Canon in his 1980 film, Ordinary People. And so began its rise to super-stardom. Written in about 1694, the Canon was originally scored for three violins and continuo, but has now been arranged for nearly every conceivable combination of instruments. The work’s harmonic progression (complete and partial statements) has been ferreted-out and documented in every type of music imaginable, from Mozart to the Beatles. The piece has been spuriously credited with revolutionizing music and bold statements have been made to the effect that all musical roots lie within Pachelbel’s Canon. It seems a more likely scenario that Pachelbel merely used a basic chord progression that lends itself to repetition, however that theory is not nearly as insidious nor Machiavellian. ●

Ludwig van Beethoven Born 1770, Bonn, Germany Died 1827, Vienna, Austria

Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 (1808) When one tries to categorize Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, it is immediately clear that the work sits alone in its very own category. Part piano improvisation, part piano concerto, part symphony, part symphonic choral work–the piece simply defies definition. Written hastily in 1808, the work was written as a rousing conclusion to a concert that also included Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, as well as his Piano Concerto No. 4. Beethoven served as both piano soloist and conductor for the premiere on December 22, 1808, in a catastrophe-filled concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

The troubles that occurred that evening were innumerable. Beethoven was never one to win people over with his warm and inviting personality; he managed to run off a soprano soloist, angered the orchestra musicians so much that they refused to rehearse, and failed to instruct the orchestra to disregard a repeat sign, causing the Choral Fantasy to fall apart so badly that it needed to be restarted. All this, during a four-hour concert held on a particularly cold December evening in which the theater’s heater had broken down earlier in the day. As mentioned previously, the Choral Fantasy was written quickly, so quickly that Beethoven improvised the opening at the premiere (somewhat fitting for a work with the word “Fantasy” in the title). It was not until the following year that Beethoven put ink to paper on the opening piano solo. Historically, the work is linked to the last movement of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, both in thematic material and in structure. In 1824 he wrote of the symphony’s finale, “a setting of the words of Schiller’s immortal “Lied an die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) in the same manner as my pianoforte Fantasia (in c minor), but on a far grander scale.” The Choral Fantasy’s main theme is from an earlier work by Beethoven, a song entitled “Gegenliebe” written between 1794 and 1795. This is the work’s main theme, and variations are spun from there. The work is played continuously, but bears two main sections, which are further broken down into various tempo changes and changes in performing forces. Beethoven engaged the services of a poet (possibly Christoph Kuffner, although there is some to dispute as to the poet’s identity) to write words to fit the already written music. Beethoven was not necessarily content with the end result, and instructed his publishers, Breitkopf & Härtel, to feel free to use another text, but to be sure to keep the word kraft (“strength”), or at least a word of similar import. ●

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Program Notes . Bach Magnificat in D Major

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

I. Chorus My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, II. Soprano Aria And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior III. Soprano Aria Because he looked on his servant in her lowliness. For behold! From now on will say that I am blessed, IV. Chorus All generations, V. Bass Aria Because he who is strong has done great things for me, and his name is holy, VI. Alto, Tenor Aria And his mercy extends from generation to generation to those who fear him. VII. Chorus He has used the power of his arm: he has scattered the haughty in their prideful thoughts. VIII. Tenor Aria He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and raised high the lowly. IX. Alto Aria He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. X. Chorus Mindful of his mercy, he has helped Israel his servant, XI. Chorus As he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his descendants forever. XII. Chorus Glory be to the Father, glory to the Son, and glory to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will always be, even for ages of ages. Amen.

Graceful, charming and sweet is the sound of our life’s harmonies, and from a sense of beauty arise flowers which eternally bloom.

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Peace and joy advance in perfect concord, like the changing play of the waves. All that was harsh and hostile, has turned into sublime delight. When music’s enchantment reigns, speaking of the sacred word, magnificence takes form, the night and the tempest turns to light: Outer peace and inner bliss reign o’er the fortunate ones. All art in the spring’s sun lets light flow from both. Greatness, once it has pierced the heart, then blooms anew in all its beauty. Once one’s being has taken flight, a choir of spirits resounds in response. Accept then, you beautiful souls, joyously the gifts of high art. When love and strength are united, God’s grace is bestowed upon Man.

Meet the Musicians Peter Erb

New Orleans native Peter Erb joined the New Mexico Philharmonic as Principal Horn in 2013. He has held positions with The Phoenix Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to perform as Principal Horn in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. As a member of the Star Wars in Concert orchestra in 2010, Peter toured the United States and Mexico, performing John Williams’s movie scores. An avid chamber musician, Peter has participated in the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s annual festival, Albuquerque’s own Church of Beethoven (now Chatter Chamber) series, and The University of Chicago’s Noontime Recital Series. Peter earned his Bachelor's degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Gail Williams and Bill Barnewitz, He received his Masters’s degree from the University of Akron as a student of Bill Hoyt. After leaving school, he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons, and attended the Banff Centre Chamber Music program with his woodwind quintet, Hara Quintet. Peter lives in Albuquerque with his wife Emily, a clarinetist with the Santa Fe Symphony, their polydactyl Maine Coon Cat, Bigfoot, and the newest addition to the family, Sandy, a German Shepherd mix. ●


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Grant Cooper Conductor

Born in New Zealand as the son of a professional opera singer, Cooper sang and acted in his first opera at age four and studied piano and music theory prior to college. After completing his degree in pure mathematics at the University of Auckland, he traveled to the United States for further studies in music. His initial opportunities as a conductor grew from his colleagues’ invitations to lead them in larger chamber ensemble performances. Since then, his many guest conducting engagements have included the Houston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, and Syracuse Opera, among many others. This year, he has made successful debut appearances with the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Prior to accepting his current position as artistic director and conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2001, Cooper served as resident conductor of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for ten seasons. He also serves as artistic director of the annual Bach and Beyond festival in Fredonia, New York and as resident conductor at the Eastern Music Festival. Cooper has recorded for Delos International, Atoll, Ode, Mark, and Kiwi Pacific recordings, and has the unique distinction of having CD recordings of himself as conductor, performer, and composer, all currently available in the catalog. Cooper’s dedication to serving the West Virginia arts community was recognized in the spring of 2012 with his receiving the Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. ●


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Olga Kern Piano

Now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists, Olga Kern’s career began one decade ago with her award-winning goldmedal performance at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. Her second catapulting triumph came in New York City on May 4, 2004, with a highly acclaimed New York City recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. In an unprecedented turn of events, Olga gave a second recital eight days later in Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of Carnegie Hall. Ms. Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. Winner of the first Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition when she was seventeen, she is a laureate of eleven international competitions and has toured throughout her native Russia, Europe, and the United States, as well as in Japan, South Africa, and South Korea. The recipient of an honorary scholarship from the President of Russia in 1996, she is a member of Russia’s International Academy of Arts. She began her formal training with acclaimed teacher Evgeny Timakin at the Moscow Central School and continued with Professor Sergei Dorensky at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she was also a postgraduate student. She also studied with Professor Boris Petrushansky at the acclaimed Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro in Imola, Italy.

In addition to performing, Ms. Kern devotes her time to the support and education of developing musicians. In 2012, the artist and her brother, Vladimir Kern co-founded the “Aspiration” Foundation whose objective is to provide financial and artistic assistance to musicians throughout the world. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. In the 2012-2013 season Olga will perform with the Symphonies of Nashville, Pittsburgh, Detroit and San Diego and will present recital programs in St. Louis, Dallas, and Scottsdale, Arizona and at Lincoln Center in New York City as a part of the Cherry Orchard Festival. In 2013, in a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 140th year, Olga Kern will perform all four Piano Concerti and the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini in collaboration with Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National De Lyon. Ms. Kern has also performed this special program in South Africa, in Warsaw and in Arizona. Other upcoming European appearances include performances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, orchestras in Germany and Poland and recitals in Italy. Ms. Kern has an extensive worldwide reputation. Recent European appearances have included a tour of Austria and Switzerland with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Maestro Antoni Wit, a tour of Germany with the Czech Philharmonic and Maestro Zdenek Maçal, performances with the orchestras Acadamy of La Scala in Bad Kissingen and Copenhagen and Lyon, and recitals in Milan, Hamburg and Luxembourg. Ms. Kern was the Artistic Director of the Cape Town Festival in South Africa from 2005 until 2010 and returns there annually. ●

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Matthew Greer

Amy Greer

Virginia McMurdo

Matthew Greer is Director of Music and Worship Ministries at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Albuquerquewhere he directs several choirs and oversees a comprehensive music program. He also serves as Artistic Director for Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest. At St. John’s, he founded the highly successful “Music at St. John’s” concert series, and “Thursday Evening Musicales,” an annual series of benefit concerts for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. In recent years, he has conducted performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. In addition, Greer has lectured on and conducted the music of Brahms, Bach, Copland, and Barber. In spring of 2012, he was among the recipients of Creative Albuquerque’s Bravos! Awards, honoring artistic innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact. A native of Kansas City, Greer holds degrees in Music and Theology from Trinity University and Boston University. His teachers have included Ann Howard Jones, Daniel Moe, Jane Marshall, and Alice Parker. ●

Amy Greer is a pianist, writer, and teacher living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has maintained successful piano studios in New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, and Missouri, and has been recognized for her creative approach to traditional piano teaching. Over the years, her students have been recognized with awards in performance and composition. A frequent contributor to various music publications, she has been a regular columnist for American Music Teacher. Her article entitled “Risking Aunt Rhody,” was named AMT’s “Article of the Year” in 2001. She has given workshops on issues of pedagogy, creativity, performing and practicing, and regularly coaches other musicians and teachers on such topics. Ms. Greer is an active performer, both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists. She has worked as an accompanist at Dallas Baptist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and The Boston Conservatory, and works regularly with faculty and students at University of New Mexico. Ms. Greer holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Her teachers have included Jane Allen, Joanne Baker and William Westney. ●

Soprano Virginia McMurdo is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Voice from UNM. She is a passionate and versatile performer with experience in opera, the concert stage, and ensemblez singing. Virginia performed the roles of The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Butterfly in Madama Butterfly, Laeticia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and Monica in The Medium. She was a featured soloist for the world premieres of René Clausen’s The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Michael Mauldin’s Earthsongs. Virginia is an enthusiastic, life-long chorister and is excited to be singing with Quintessence this season. ●


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Sarah Ihlefeld

Darci Lobdell

Javier Gonzalez

Sarah Ihlefeld has established a reputation not only for her velvety, alto voice and radiant musicianship, but also for her warm personality and generosity of spirit. Sarah enjoys a varied career of opera, oratorio, choral, and recital performance, as well as teaching a talented studio of musical theatre students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where she has been on faculty since 2011. Sarah earned her Master of Music degree from Rice University after completing her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, magna cum laude. Ever a champion of early music, Ms. Ihlefeld has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, Houston Bach Society, New Mexico Bach Society, Aspen Music Festival and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. Recent operatic performances include Szymanowski’s King Roger at Santa Fe Opera, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Santa Fe Symphony, Ramiro in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Mélisande in scenes from Debussy’s Pélleas et Mélisande, Olga in Weill’s Street Scene, and Eustazio in Händel’s Rinaldo. Ms. Ihlefeld also realized the role of Margaret Truman in the world premiere performance of Primiani’s Truman Project for OPERA America. In 2013, Sarah will record two discs with Grammy nominated professional chamber choir, Conspirare, and worldrenowned classical label, Harmonia Mundi. ●

Darci Lobdell has an undergraduate degree from University of New Mexico in vocal performance.  She has sung with several choral groups in New Mexico including Quintessence, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, University of New Mexico Concert Choir, Albuquerque Civic Chorus, Albuquerque Madrigal Singers, and Las Cantantes. Within these groups she performed as an alto soloist in works such as John Rutter’s Dancing Day, Brahms’s LiebesliederWalzes, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Brad Ellingboe’s Requiem. Her principal roles include Diana in La Calisto performed with La Musica Lirica in Italy.  With the UNM opera she performed the roles of Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro,  Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, and Terentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom. She is featured as a soloist on the Las Cantantes recording, Dancing Day, and the UNM Concert Choir’s recording of Brad Ellingboe’s Requiem. She is currently studying the Alexander Technique with Alexander Alliance Southwest and studies with vocal technique teachers around the world to further her skill as a teacher and vocalist.  She is the chair of the vocal department at New Mexico School of Music. ●

Javier Gonzalez, a native of Southern California, studied vocal performance at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. Recognized for the precision and soaring beauty of his tone, Mr. Gonzalez has performed in concert and opera productions such as Luisa Fernanda, Die Zauberflöte, L’elisir d’amor, Andrea Chenier, Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly and Edgar. He has performed with world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo on the Kennedy Center opera stage and has also performed on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City under the baton of world-renowned composer, John Rutter. Mr. Gonzalez has also taken the opera stage abroad, playing the role of Don Jose from Bizet’s Carmen for the Alba Music Festival at the Teatro Politeama, Italy. Mr. Gonzalez has also appeared in several oratorio works on the international stage performing the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, and Lloyd Webber, the Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, and the Magnificat by Pergolesi. In April of 2010 he sang the role of John the beloved apostle on the stage of Carnegie Hall in the world premiere of Oh My Son. For ten years, he served as the assistant choral director of the Georgetown Presbyterian Chorale in Washington, D.C. and has also been a guest choral and vocal clinician for the Vocal Arts Society of Washington. ●



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Artists .

Michael Hix Baritone

Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest


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To be the preeminent symphony orchestra in our region and a model of cultural excellence.

Values Baritone Michael Hix has been praised by critics for his “expressive voice” and “commanding stage presence.” His career highlights include solo and chamber performances at the Tanglewood Music Center and a solo appearance with the Boston Pops in “Bernstein on Broadway.” He also had the privilege of performing Milton Babbitt’s Two Sonnets on a concert celebrating the composer’s 90th birthday. Hix is a sought-after performer of concert/ orchestral works. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013 singing the baritone solos in Rutter’s Mass of the Children. Past concert and oratorio solo engagements have included Mendelssohn’s Elijah, J.S. Bach’s JohannesPassion, b minor Mass, Weihnachts-Oratorium, Lutherische Messen and cantata BWV 158, Handel’s Messiah, John Eccles’s Hymn to Harmony, Mozart’s Requiem, Dominican Vespers, and Great Mass in c minor, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vaughan Williams’s Hodie and Five Mystical Songs and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. Included among his over 20 stage roles are Falke in Die Fledermaus, the Drunken Poet in The Fairy Queen, Grosvenor in Patience, Germont in La traviata, Noye in Noye’s Fludde, and Bertouf in the world premiere of A Friend of Napoleon by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Robert Ward. His upcoming engagements include performances in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Germany. Hix is an Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies at the University of New Mexico. ●

The New Mexico Philharmonic

Founded in 1986, Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest has developed a reputation for entertaining and inspiring music lovers with a wide array of traditional and eclectic choral music. Through unique programming and exceptional musicianship, Quintessence strives to provide the Albuquerque area with multiple opportunities to hear choral music delivered with professionalism and a dose of quirkiness. Quintessence is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. ●

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FIRST VIOLIN Krzysztof Zimowski Concertmaster David Felberg Associate Concertmaster Ruxandra Simionescu-Marquardt Assistant Concertmaster Phillip Coonce Joan Wang Jonathan Armerding Steve Ognacevic Kerri Lay Linda Boivin Barbara Rivers Nicolle Maniaci Barbara Scalf Morris SECOND VIOLIN Anthony Templeton • Carol Swift-Matton •• Julanie Lee Justin Pollak Michael Shu Ting Ting Yen Iris McDowell Roberta Branagan Sheila McLay Daniel Brandt + Susan French Brad Richards VIOLA Gary van Zals •+ Kimberly Fredenburgh •++ Nicholas Hill Christine Rancier Sigrid Karlstrom Virginia Lawrence Willy Sucre Joan Hinterbichler Lisa DiCarlo

CELLO Joan Zucker • Carol Pinkerton •• Carla Lehmeier-Tatum Joel Becktell Dana Winograd David Schepps Lisa Collins Peggy Wells BASS Jean-Luc Matton • Mark Tatum •• Katherine Olszowka Terry Pruitt Derek DeVelder FLUTE Valerie Potter • Sara Tutland Jiyoun Hur ••• PICCOLO Sara Tutland OBOE Kevin Vigneau • Amanda Talley ENGLISH HORN Melissa Peña •••+ CLARINET James Shields • Lori Lovato •• Sunshine Simmons E-FLAT CLARINET Lori Lovato BASS CLARINET Sunshine Simmons


BASSOON Stefanie Przybylska •+ Alexander Onieal •++ Denise Turner HORN Peter Erb • Sheryl Hadeka Nathan Ukens Niels Galloway •••• TRUMPET

John Marchiando • Mark Hyams Brynn Marchiando ••• TROMBONE Debra Taylor • Byron Herrington David Tall BASS TROMBONE David Tall TUBA Richard White • TIMPANI Douglas Cardwell • PERCUSSION Jeff Cornelius • Kenneth Dean Emily Cornelius HARP Anne Eisfeller •

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Linda Lewis Madeleine Lewis Robert & Judith Lindeman Byron Lindsey Michael Linver Verne Loose Sara Love, in memory of Thomas P. Love Jr. Major & Mrs. Kenneth Luedeke Edward Marinsek Marita Marshall John & Glenda Mathes Joseph McCanna Dr. & Mrs. Jack D. McCarthy Sallie & Denis McCarthy Sallie & Denis McCarthy, in memory of Ellie Sanchez & Jane McDonald Ronald McCarty Pete & Lois McCatharn Randall & Monica McComus Carol & David McFarland, in memory of Paula Basile Elizabeth McMaster Cynthia & Paul McNaull Virginia & Stephen Meyer Joyce Miller Peggy & Jim Mills Martin Minasian Christine & Russell Mink Michael Mitnik Mark Moll Barbara Morris Deborah Muldawer Betsy Nichols Donald Norton Toots & Scott Obershain Wendy & Ray Orley Del & Barbara Packwood Jesus M. Parra Stuart & Janice Paster The Ralph & Ella Pavone Family Trust Calla Ann Pepmueller Richard Perry Lang Ha Pham Quinten Plikerd Prudential Foundation Matthew & Lisa Pullen & Family Chris Rancier, in memory of Charlyn Anderson Robert Reinke Clifford & Sandra Richardson Steve Ridlon & Casey Scott Don & Barbara Rigali

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Donor Circles . continued from 17 Elinore Bratton Elinore Bratton, in memory of Merton Bratton James & Ann Bresson Monica & Lee Brown Susan Browne Dr. Lisa M. Brunacini & Rita M. Giannini Susan Burgener Jeanne Burgess Carolyn Callaway & William E. Schuler Charles Campbell Elizabeth Canfield Joseph Cella Central New Mexico Labor Council Barbara & Roscoe Champion Suzy Charnas Judith Chazin-Bennahum & David Bennahum Jean & John Cheek Betty Chowning, in memory of Ken Chowning Judith & Thomas Christopher Ralph & Elizabeth Churchill Barbara & Aaron Clark Peggy Clark, in memory of Robert Clark Julia & Carlton Clay, in honor of Stephanie Przybylska Julia Cocks Fredric & Rosalyn Cohen Henry & Ettajane Conant Michelle Cook Merrie Courtright Ralph Cover Mark Curtis Daniel P. Davis Joan Davis Joanna de Keyser Margaret DeLong Candice & Daniel Demar Donald DeNoon George deSchweinitz Desert Double Reeds, Rebecca L. Ray Helene R. Dickel Sinisa Djordjevic Elizabeth & Thomas Dodson Joanne Donsbach Janice Dosch E. Josephine Drummond Irene Dubicka Betty & Stuart Dubois Stephen Dunaway Deborah Barba Eagan


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East Range Piedra Vista Neighborhood Association, in memory of Paula Basile Sondra Eastham John Eckert Ida Edward Anne C. Eisfeller Marvin Ekedal Helen Elliott Robert & Dolores Engstrom Roger C. Entringer Stephanie Eras Carlos Esparza David & Regan Eyerman Marie E. Fellin, in memory of Blaine Eatinger Margaret Fischer Buford Fisher Rona Fisher Rona Fisher, in memory of Louise Coonce Hahn Fletcher Paul Fornell James & Jean Franchell Kim Fredenburgh J. Arthur Freed Susan Freed Gwen & Charles Gallagher Clarence Gallegos & Anna Y. Vigil Ann Garcia William Garrison Lind Gee Karolyn Goldenberg Donald & Diane Goldfarb Donald & Diane Goldfarb, In memory of Robert D. Taichert The Very Rev. J. Mark Goodman Linda Hill & Peter Gordinier, in memory of Paula Basile Cindy Graham Erna Sue Greening Peter Gregory Blanche & Justin Griffin Stan & Sara Griffith Virginia Grossetete Mina Jane Grothey Frank Grubbs Carl & Nancy Guist Herman Haase Stan & Jan Hafenfeld Lois Hall Vaux & Hilda Hall Bennett A. Hammer Nancy Hampton Janet Harrington Frederick Hart Marilyn & Edward Hartig John Harvey

Nancy Harwood Arthur G. Hassall Victoria Hatch & Oswaldo Pereira Laurel Hause Nancy Hayden, in memory of Paula Basile Reinhold & Janice Heck Rosalie & Leon Heller Rogene Henderson Sara Henning Eugene S. Hertel Frank Hesse Donna Hill Glenn Hinchclifte Fred Hindel Kristin Hogge Barbara Holt David & Bonnie Holten Kim Hooker Lisa Hooper Helen & Stanley Hordes Cecilia & Mark Horner Connie & Jim Houle William Howe Lorna & Henry Howerton Carolyn Hudson James Hughes Janet & Vincent Humann Anthony & Susan Hunt Lois Jackson, in honor of Brynn & John Marchiando Gwenellen Janov Bette A. Johnson Nancy Jo Johnson Nancy M. Johnson Orval & Pauline Jones Wilbur & Justin Kahn Summers & Norty Kalishman Anna Mae Kann Julius & Robin Kaplan Ira & Sheri Karmiol Joyce Kaser Channing & Ida Kelly James Kelly Evy Kimmell Barbara Kleinfeld, in memory of Robert D. Taichert Karen & Bill Knauf Michael & Malva Knoll Katherine Kraus Ethel & Edward Lane, in memory of Sylvester Baca Eric Lange Ed Valley Lawrance R. Jeffery & Jane W. Lawrence Becky Lee Guy LeSage Suzanne Pineda Levison

Ronald Loehman George Loehr Nancy D. Loisel Tillie Lopez Joel Lorimer Carol Lovato Betty Lovering Linda J. Lunbeck William Lynn Carl Macaluso Martha MacDonald Margret Macy Dawn R. Mahowald Susan Malone Susan Margison, in memory of Paula Basile Audrey Martinez & Paul Getz Brenda & Robert Maruca Leslie Maxwell Andrew McDowell Virginia McGiboney Donna McGill Jane & David McGuire Carol & David McFarland, in memory of Paula Basile Elizabeth McMaster Cynthia & Paul McNaull Pamela & Don Michaelis Thomas Miles Carol Mills Marcia Miolano Mohinder & Deborah Mital Beatriz Mitchell Tom Moodie Dorothy Morse, in memory of Joe Zoeckler Ted & Mary Morse John & Patsy Mosman Carolyn Muggenburg Katarina Nagy Edward Naimark Marilee Nason Richard Neuman Pauline & James Ney Betsy Nichols & Steve Holmes Thomas Nims Jack Norris David & Audrey Northrop Hilary A. Noskin David & Marilyn Novat Si Scott Obenshain Marilyn Jean O’Hara Gabriele O’Keefe Judith Oliva, in memory of Paula Basile Gloria & Greg Olson Gloria & Greg Olson, in memory of Louise Coonce

Estherella Olszowka Peter & Susan Ostwald Margaret Palumbo Margaret & Doyle Pargin Judyth Parker Delores Parrett Diane & Mark Parshall Linda Pasternacki Marjorie Patrick Marjorie Patrick & Michael VanLaanen, in memory of Erra Patrick Rose & Richard Paul Ann Pedone Anna Perea Maria Pereyra Mrs. Rae & Stephen Perls, in memory of Karl P. Koenig Timothy Peterson Barbara Pierce, in memory of Richard Kavet Dorothy Pierson Harvey J. Pommer Marina Porter Richard Prall Carol & George Price Shirley Puariea Therese Quinn Tari Radin, in memory of Louise Coonce Mary Ann Radnich Jane Rael Elizabeth Raskob Mary Ellen Ratzer Marit Rawley Veronica Reed & LeRoy Lehr Ray Reeder Carol Renfro, in memory of Pat Fairchild Patricia Renken Ellen M. Richards Glenda Richardson Margaret Rickert Ira Rimson Barbara Rivers Matthew Robertson Gwenn Robinson, MD & Dwight Burney III, MD Norman Roderick Alice & Larry Rodgers Ann Berkley Rodgers Barbara & Joseph Roesch Lorraine Roff Lorraine Roff, in memory of Louise Coonce Estelle H. Rosenblum Thomas Rotowsky Sue Roujansky Warren Rowe Jennifer A. Salisbury & Fred Ragsdale

Donor Circles . Victoria Sanchez Scott & Margaret Sanders Carol Sawyer Elaine Schepps Margit Schleimer David Schnitzer David Schnitzer, in memory of Mary Anella Laura Scholfield Frederick Schwab Judith Schwartz Joan Scott John Scott Betty Cobey Senescu Thomas Sepulveda Margaret & Frank Seusy Richard Shagam Donea Shane Donea Shane, dedicated to William D. Shane Jr. Cleveland Sharp Dan Shawver Arthur & Colleen M. Sheinberg Shirley Xiu-Li Shen Gary Shepherd Robert & Lelia Shepperson Mona Sherrell Leslie N. Shultis Janet Simon Marsha & Don Simonson Gary Singer Vivian Skadron MaryDee Skinner Terrence Sloan Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sloves Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Smith Harry & Patricia Smith Kirk Smith Soyka Studios Jean & Allen Spalt Mary & John Sparks Gwyn & Tracy Sprouls Geny Stein Harvey Steinberg Luciana Stermer Daphne Stevens Maria Stevens Judy Stoft Roberta Stolpestad, in memory of Paula Basile John Stover Lawrence Straus Donald & JeanAnn Swan George Ann & Tom Tabor, in memory of Paula Basile David & Jane Tallant P. D. & M. V. Tannen Mary Frances & Robert Tapscott

Robin Tawney Phyllis Taylor & Bruce Thomson Nina & Gary Thayer Elisabeth Thibault Edward Thomas Patricia & George Thomas Richard Thompson Julie Tierney Jack Tischhauser, in memory of Sylvester Baca Marilyn Toler Wayne & Maryann Trott John Tucker Marit Tully & Andy Thomas Nate Ukens United Bank of Switzerland Nancy Vandevender & J. Pace David Vaughan Roderick Ventura John J. Vittal Mary Ann & Campbell Wade Arun Wahi Cheryl Walker Sherry & Michael Walls, in memory of Paula Basile David Walsh Joanne & Kennth Walston Joan Wang, in memory of Charlyn Anderson Barbara Waserman Jan Armstrong Watts Carol & W.R. Wawersik Jean & Dale Webster Robert Weiler Iris Weinstein Debbie Wesbrook Kay West Maryann & Eugene Wewerka Trudy & Robert White Roland Wiele Loretta Williams Rosemary Winkler Kathryn Wissel Jim Wockenfuss Marti Wolf Valerie Woodward Dot & Don Wortman Sue Wright Diana Zavitz, in honor of Pat & Ray Harwick Albert & Donna Zeman Carol Zulauf 9/23/2013 ●

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Thank You for Your Generous Support Volunteers, Expertise, Services & Equipment

The New Mexico Philharmonic would like to thank William Keleher and Spencer Edelman at Modrall Sperling for their legal services in the acquisition of the NMSO music library, instruments and equipment. The New Mexico Philharmonic musicians would like to thank the Hanson Foundation for the generous contributions made to musicians in New Mexico. The New Mexico Philharmonic would like to thank the following people for their support and in-kind donations of volunteer time, expertise, services, product and equipment. ● CITY & COUNTY APPRECIATION Mayor Richard J. Berry & the City of Albuquerque Trudy Jones & the Albuquerque City Council Maggie Hart Stebbins & the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners Betty Rivera & the Albuquerque Cultural Services Department Mayling Armijo & the Bernalillo Economic Development & Cultural Services Amanda Colburn & the Bernalillo County Cultural Services Maryann Torrez & the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo Larry Parker & the KiMo Theatre BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION APPRECIATION American Federation of Musicians, Local 618 Audio Excellence Central United Methodist Church Classical 95.5 & 102.9 KHFM Congregation Albert Festival Ballet Albuquerque International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 423 Joe’s Pasta House, Joe Guzzardi KUNM 89.9 Albuquerque, Santa Fe The Music Guild of New Mexico National Hispanic Cultural Center New Mexico Symphonic Chorus Parsons Brinkerhoff Penske Truck-Albuquerque Popejoy Hall Public Access Channel 27 Quote Unquote, Inc. Robertson and Sons Violin Shop Sacred Heart Church Smith Engineering St. John United Methodist Church Symphonic Audience Association of New Mexico Toomey Design Group University of New Mexico Music Department Whole Foods

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