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Message from the President This concert is our 17th Annual Fundraising Concert, which raises more than $40,000 to support the Symphony’s outstanding music education and outreach programs to young people. The Symphony reaches more than 20,000 children annually through six acclaimed education programs. The MUSE Orchestra, an exceptional example of the results of our work, will present a pre-concert performance in the Grand Lobby of the Paramount Theatre. We invite you to help make our programs possible by making a personal contribution at tonight’s concert!  The hall and tables will be filled with our fantastic volunteers, affectionately known as “The Hat People,” who are ready to accept your gifts. I support OEBS. Please join me and together we can assure that a legacy of fine music remains available and within our reach for generations to come. – Monique Stevenson, President, East Bay Performing Arts

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Message from the Maestro After last season’s performance of Carmina Burana, the idea of another concert shared with Assistant Conductor Bryan Nies and Chorus Music Director Lynne Morrow seemed a natural. So tonight we present three very different works under different conductors. The merger of the Symphony Chorus, Oakland Youth Orchestra and Oakland East Bay Symphony brings with it a tremendous amount of musical brain power. We all work together behind the scenes to plan and execute the concerts in this series, and tonight we’ll work together on stage. This is our East Bay community in microcosm. When we all work together the results can be very impressive. – Michael Morgan, Music Director

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Sky Above, Sea Below

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 • 8:00 PM • PARAMOUNT THEATRE, OAKLAND Conductors: Michael Morgan, Bryan Nies, Dr. Lynne Morrow

Program George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) I. II. III.

Music for the Royal Fireworks IV. V. VI.

Ouverture Bourrée La Paix

La Réjouissance: Allegro Menuet I Menuet II

Michael Morgan, Conductor Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a from Peter Grimes

I. Dawn II. Sunday Morning Passacaglia from Peter Grimes Bryan Nies, Conductor

III. IV.

Moonlight Storm

Intermission Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) Requiem, Op. 48 V. Agnus Dei I. Introït et Kyrie VI. Libera Me II. Offertoire VII. In Paradisum III. Sanctus IV. Pie Jesu Carrie Hennessey, Soprano; Zachary Gordin, Baritone; Dawn Harms, Violin; Oakland Symphony Chorus Dr. Lynne Morrow, Conductor Season Media Sponsors: Oakland Magazine, Bay Area News Group, East Bay Express, KDFC Season Guest Artist Accommodation provided by: The Hills Bed & Breakfast The 2012-2013 season is supported by grants from the California Arts Council, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.

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Michael Morgan, Music Director

Founded in 1988, Oakland East Bay Symphony is a critically acclaimed and community-focused leading regional orchestra dedicated to serving the diverse population of the East Bay. It has gained regional and national recognition for its unique convergence of artistic excellence, community service and education programs. Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Michael Morgan, OEBS reaches over 60,000 people annually, with more than one-third of its operating budget dedicated to education and outreach programs. On the concert stage, OEBS has become an important positive force in bringing together the talents and resources of diverse artists, performing arts organizations and audiences from throughout the Bay Area. (Information about these programs can be found at www.oebs.org.) OEBS has fostered collaborations with local arts organizations from children’s choruses to jazz ensembles to dance and opera. The Symphony showcases new American works in performance and encourages young artists. In its efforts to support new music, OEBS formed a multi-year partnership with The James Irvine Foundation to initiate various commissioning projects including the New Visions/New Vistas initiatives. In June of 2010, OEBS forged a closer partnership with Oakland Youth Orchestra and Oakland Symphony Chorus in a merger that resulted in the formation of East Bay Performing Arts.

Michael Morgan was born in Washington, DC, where he attended public schools and began conducting at the age of 12. While a student at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, he spent a summer at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, studying with Gunther Schuller and Seiji Ozawa. He first worked with Leonard Bernstein during that same summer.   His operatic debut was in 1982 at the Vienna State Opera conducting Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. In 1986, Sir Georg Solti chose him to become the Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for seven years under both Solti and Daniel Barenboim. In 1986 he was invited by Leonard Bernstein to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. As a guest conductor he has appeared with most of America’s major orchestras, as well as the New York City Opera, St. Louis Opera Theater and Washington National Opera.   In addition to his duties with OEBS, Maestro Morgan serves as Artistic Director of Oakland Youth Orchestra, Music Director of Sacramento Philharmonic and Artistic Director of Festival Opera in Walnut Creek. He also teaches the graduate conducting course at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He makes many appearances in the nation’s schools each year, particularly in the East Bay, and is highly regarded as a champion of arts education and minority access to the arts. Michael received an Honorary Doctorate from Holy Names University. He makes his home in Oakland with his mother and sister.

Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra FIRST VIOLIN Dawn Harms, Concertmaster Vivian Warkentin, Asst. Concertmaster Jeremy Preston, Assoc. Concertmaster Patrice May Deborah Spangler Emily Greitzer Lina Bouze Aaron Requiro Joseph Maile Stephanie Bibbo Antoine von Dangen Carol Schwamberger SECOND VIOLIN David Cheng, Principal Candace Sanderson, Asst. Principal Sergi Goldman-Hull Cecilia Huang Robert Donehew Alison Miller Sue-mi Shin Hande Erdem Heghine Boloyan Josepha Fath

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VIOLA James Hurley, Principal Margaret Titchener, Asst. Principal Janice Negherbon Darcy Rindt Patricia Whaley Stephanie Railsback Katy Juneau Linda Green CELLO Daniel Reiter, Principal Michael Graham, Asst. Principal Elizabeth Vandervennet Jeff Parish Paul Rhodes Elizabeth Struble Julie Feldman Beth Snellings STRING BASS Andy Butler, Principal Carl Stanley, Asst. Principal David Arend Abraham Gumroyan Timothy Spears David Horn

FLUTE Alice Lenaghan, Principal Rena Urso-Trapani PICCOLO Rena Urso-Trapani OBOE Andrea Plesnarski, Principal Robin May Denis Harper CLARINET Bill Kalinkos, Principal Diane Maltester E- FLAT CLARINET Diane Maltester BASSOON Deborah Kramer, Principal David Granger CONTRABASSOON Carolyn Lockhart

FRENCH HORN Meredith Brown, Principal Alicia Telford Stuart Gronningen Ross Gershenson

TIMPANI Tyler Mack, Principal PERCUSSION Ward Spangler, Principal Allen Biggs Jim Kassis

TRUMPET William Harvey, Principal Leonard Ott Owen Miyoshi

PERSONNEL MANAGER Carl Stanley

TROMBONE Bruce Chrisp, Principal Thomas Hornig

LIBRARIAN Candace Sanderson TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Seth Ducey

BASS TROMBONE Steven Trapani TUBA Scott Choate, Principal HARP Natalie Cox, Principal

RECORDING ENGINEER Tom Johnson, Johnson Digital

ORGAN/PIANO Ellen Wassermann, Principal

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Bryan Nies, Conductor Bryan Nies is the Principal Conductor of Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor of Oakland East Bay Symphony, and former Principal Conductor of Oakland Youth Orchestra, which he led on international tours, including to Australia and New Zealand during the orchestra’s 40th season. With “superb musical direction,” Bryan conducted sold-out performances of Puccini’s Turandot, Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, and Bizet’s Carmen at Festival Opera to rave reviews that stated, “Nies is undeniably a talent to watch.” In addition, he has been a cover conductor for the St. Louis Symphony, and conducted performances with Opera Idaho (Cosi fan Tutte and Barber of Seville) and the Oakland Chamber Ensemble. With Eugene Onegin, Bryan Nies made his Opera San Jose debut as Principal Conductor, after serving as Assistant Conductor for nine company productions between 2003 and 2010: Don Pasquale, Die Zauberflote, The Crucible, Un Ballo in Maschera, Manon, La Rondine, Werther, Barber of Seville, and the west coast premiere of Anna Karenina, becoming the second conductor to perform the work. Pursuing an avid interest in all musical genres, Mr. Nies served as Associate Music Director with American Musical Theater of San Jose and Theatreworks in Palo Alto. He is on the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Lynne Morrow, Conductor Dr. Lynne Morrow became Music Director of the Oakland Symphony Chorus in 2005. During her tenure, the scope of the chorus has expanded to include contemporary, international and neglected works along with traditional classical repertoire.  She conducts OSC’s workshop performances of major works and a Spring “Messiah.” She also hosts summer choral outreach “Sing-ins” and prepares the chorus for work with Oakland East Bay Symphony as well as local community and youth orchestras with which we collaborate, such as the Oakland Youth Orchestra and Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. Lynne Morrow received a Grammy nomination for her work with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, with whom she has also recorded two CD’s of Dave Brubeck’s choral music. Since 2001, she has directed the Voice and Opera/Music Theatre Programs at Sonoma State University. Dr. Morrow strives for a visceral connection to music, presenting works from every corner of the musical arts in fresh ways to reach the widest possible audiences. “My uncle, Charles Darden, who conducted the Oakland Symphony and San Francisco Symphony, passed away February 20th. He was a great musician and an exemplar for me. I dedicate my performance of Faure’s Requiem tonight to his life and his memory.” – Lynne Morrow

Zachary Gordin, Baritone Zachary Gordin is quickly gaining recognition as a dynamic and engaging interpreter of the bel canto works of Donizetti and Verdi, the 18th century coloratura bass repertoire, as well as works of contemporary composers. Formerly one of the rising countertenors of his generation, he is now making a name for himself as a sought-after baritone on the West Coast and beyond. Since embarking on the baritone repertoire he has received critical acclaim for the intensity of his acting, the beauty and power of his voice, and his athletic physique.   Some recent highlights include Orff ’s Carmina Burana with Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Pacific Shores Philharmonic, Silvio in Pagliacci with Sacramento Opera, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with West Bay Opera, Germont in La Traviata with West Bay Opera and Center Stage Opera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with North Bay Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with San Francisco Lyric Opera. In addition to his performing schedule, he maintains an active vocal studio and is in demand as a presenter of workshops and master classes for emerging artists. www.zacharygordin.com

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Carrie Hennessey, Soprano Known for her ability to bring great musical and theatrical depth to her performances, lyric soprano Carrie Hennessey is a powerful, talented artist. She’s been described as being “as gripping an actress as she is a singer” with “vivid stage presence.” Ms. Hennessey’s embodiment of the title role in the West Coast Premiere of Tobias Picker’s opera Emmeline earned her a nomination in the 2010 Bay Area Broadway World Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local). She brought “exquisite vocal purity and range to the title role” and was “nothing short of sensational.” As Mimì (La Bohème), she was said to be “… possessed of a full, powerful lyric soprano, which delivers Puccini’s arias and duets richly. Her “Mi chiamano Mimì” (Yes, they call me Mimì) in Act 1 is gorgeous.” On only one day’s notice, Ms. Hennessey made her debut with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, as soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. 2011/2012 engagements included her European debut singing to great acclaim Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” at the International Mahler Festival in Jihlava, Czech Republic. In her New York City debut as Elle in Poulenc’s one woman opera La Voix Humaine, Ms. Hennessey “rose eerily to the challenge, both musically and dramatically.” Other engagements included Vaughn Williams’ Song of Thanksgiving with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, the Mozart Mass in C minor, Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Voice and Eight Cellos, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, and the dramatic and rarely performed Dvorak Requiem.

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Oakland Symphony Chorus Dr. Lynne Morrow, Music Director

The Oakland Symphony Chorus takes pride in its 54-year history of bringing the joy of music to numerous children, adults, and community groups in the East Bay. Since its inception in 1958, it has grown into the premiere resource for education, appreciation, and performance of classical and contemporary choral works. OSC has developed a wide range of educational programs for the community including an in-depth musical seminar each year on an upcoming choral work, choral performance workshops, widely popular Sing-In events every spring and summer and a series of free caroling programs in the holiday season. In addition to presenting its own concerts, OSC collaborates with many fine performing arts groups including the stellar Oakland East Bay Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Festival Opera, California Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra.

Oakland Symphony Chorus SOPRANO Bobbie Altman Natalie Balfour Susie Bishop Maxine Butler * Mayotis Cephas Susan Chan Jooeun Choi Theresa DeLargy Elspeth DeShaw Gina Dowen Jane English Charmaine Ferrera * Bonnie Landfield Alice McCain Lynn Murdock Linda Mrnak Donna Oliver Helen Pappas Phyllis Pennington-Kent Suzanne Reinfranck

Marlene Rogers Nanci Schneidinger Cynthia WebbBeckford Gia White Marianne Wolf ALTO Jana Basili Judith Berlowitz Ginny Blumberg Rena David * Margery Eriksson Elizabeth Evans Joyce Goodlatte Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hegg Karen Ivy AB Jefferson Didi Kubicek Carrie Leadingham Shirley Lindley

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Linda Lipner Nancy Lowenthal Virginia Madajian * Nikki Nahmens Gage Annemarie Nicoll Mary Oram Julie Ow Sylvia Parker Patricia Ravarra Monique Stevenson Chérie Turner Loni Williams TENOR LaVora Copley Ray Gebbie Alan Heikkinen Bernardino Juat Arnold Lee Wilson Leong Pat Magee Barbara Miller

Jim Oberhausen Chris Poston Jerry Reynolds Elizabeth Sargent Steven Schultz Jim Stenson * Sylvan Swierkosz

Lynne Morrow, Music Director Susan Soehner, Accompanist Tina Newton, Chorus Administrator * Section leader

BASS Charles Crane * Bill Everly Sheldon Greene Terence Howzell Martin Landsdorf Michael Nathanson * James Nelson Joseph Orr Colin Schatz William Scott Mark Slagle Robert Steiner Calvin Wall

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Program Notes Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) On October 7, 1748, a peace treaty was signed, ending the War of Austrian Succession. England’s King George II decreed a day of national celebration, including a massive display of fireworks. Handel was commissioned to write the accompanying music. The fireworks display took place in London’s Green Park on April 27, from six until about eleven in the evening. The program promised “after a large-scale overture for military instruments composed by Mr. Handel, a signal was given, whereupon the fireworks began with a 101-gun salute to the King.” The King originally wanted only “warlike instruments,” an odd request for a celebration of peace. Indeed, the original score calls for 9 trumpets, 9 horns, 24 oboes, 12 bassoons, one contrabassoon, 3 pairs of kettledrums and one or more side drums. Handel added strings for a benefit concert at the Foundling Hospital on May 27, 1749.

Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a from Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) During the summer of 1941, Britten was in California, dreaming of his native Suffolk. He was reading an article by E.M. Forster about the Suffolk poet George Crabbe (1755-1832). Then he read Crabbe’s The Borough, a long narrative poem about Aldeburgh and the villainous Peter Grimes. Britten knew the area well. While still a teenager, he had purchased an abandoned mill at Snape, near Aldeburgh, later the site of the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival. Later, in Boston, Serge Koussevitzky commissioned Britten to write a full-scale opera on the Crabbe poem. The first performance of Peter Grimes took place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on June 7, 1945. The New York Times critic called the opera “a milestone in the history of British music.” Within a week of the opera’s première, Britten conducted the Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes at the Cheltenham Festival. The Sea Interludes function as orchestral introductions to various parts of the opera. “Dawn” is the prelude to the first act, and follows the prologue, in which Peter Grimes is tried and acquitted of responsibility for the death of his apprentice. The prelude to the second act, “Sunday Morning,” depicts a scene near the village church. The third act prelude, “Moonlight,” hints at Grimes’ disturbed state of mind. “Storm,” separating the two scenes of the first act, contrasts the tranquility of the Boar Inn with the tempest outside.

Requiem, Op. 48 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Fauré began the Requiem after the death of his father. He finished it early in 1888; by then, his mother had died. The first performance took place at the church of La Madeleine in Paris on January 16, 1888. Scored for small orchestra, this initial version included “Introït et Kyrie,” “Sanctus,” “Pie Jesu,” “Agnus Dei,” and “In Paradisum.” Fauré added the “Offertoire” and “Libera me” for a performance at La Madelaine on January 21, 1893. This version retained the boy soprano from the first version and added a baritone soloist, as well as horns, trumpets and trombones. The third and final version appeared on July 12, 1900, when Paul Taffanel conducted the Lamoureux Orchestra in a performance at the Trocadéro in Paris. This time, Fauré retained the baritone, but dropped the boy soprano in favor of an adult soprano. He also added woodwinds. Fauré’s text is a combination of the Mass for the Dead and the Order of Burial. In it, he sought to de-emphasize the tone of fear and terror found in most requiems. Some critics were outraged, one accusing him of “voluptuous paganism.” Fauré explained: “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience…. Is it not necessary to accept the artist’s nature? As to my Requiem, perhaps I have also instinctively sought to escape from what is thought right and proper, after all the years of accompanying burial services on the organ! I know it all by heart. I wanted to write something different.” According to Fauré’s pupil Nadia Boulanger, who conducted the first English performances of the Requiem, “no external effect detracts from its sober and somewhat severe expression of grief: no disquiet or agitation disturbs its profound meditation, no doubt tarnishes its unassailable faith, its quiet confidence, its tender and peaceful expectation… Everything is usual; but with an alteration, a passing note, some special inflection of which he has the secret, Gabriel Fauré gives a new and inimitable character to all that he touches…. If anything could truly mitigate for us the thought of death, it would be the image of hope, of serenity, which he has made for us.”

– Notes by Charley Samson, © 2013

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John Kendall Bailey, Pre-Concert Speaker John Kendall Bailey is Principal Conductor of Oakland Youth Orchestra; Music Director, Principal Conductor and Chorus Master of Trinity Lyric Opera; Music Director and Conductor of Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. In 1994, Mr. Bailey founded the Berkeley Lyric Opera and served as its Music Director and Conductor until 2001. Since then he has been a guest conductor with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, American Philharmonic-Sonoma County, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Ballet, Festival Opera, West Bay Opera, North Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, Mission City Opera, the Crowden School, Dominican University, and numerous others. He has taught conducting at the University of California at Davis and Notre Dame de Namur University. As a choral director, Mr. Bailey has been Music Director of Voices of Musica Sacra, Chorus Master of Festival Opera of Walnut Creek and Opera San Jose, and has been guest conductor for the University of California-Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the University of California-Davis Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Alumni Chorus, and the Berkeley Broadway Singers. Mr. Bailey is also a composer, and his works have been performed and commissioned in the Bay Area and abroad. In 2010, Carlos Santana and Oakland East Bay Symphony performed two of his arrangements. As a performer – baritone, oboist, and pianist – he has performed with the San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakland East Bay, Berkeley, Redding, Napa, and Sacramento symphonies, among others. He has been a pre-concert lecturer for other organizations including San Francisco Opera and American Bach Soloists.

THE RICHMOND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU wishes Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony continued success while looking forward to another stellar season of wonderful performances and service to the community

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Michael Morgan, Music Director & Conductor Bryan Nies, Assistant Conductor EAST BAY PERFORMING ARTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers & Committee Chairs Bette B. Epstein, Chair Monique Stevenson, President Dian J. Harrison, MSW, Vice President & Chair, Governance Committee Lawrence Lohr, Vice President & Chair, Development Committee Steve DeVetter, Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee Linda Lipner, Secretary James A. Hasler, Chair, Marketing Committee & Programs Committee Donna M. Williams, Chair, Investment Committee Kline A. Wilson, Jr., Chair, Education Committee James F. Bell, At Large Steve Nicholls, At Large Board Members Michael Cartmell Margery F. Eriksson Joseph C. Frank, Sr. Margaret Hegg Carol Henri Harry Howe Karen E. Ivy Conway B. Jones, Jr. Jean-Luc Lamirande Amy Likar, Players Committee Debrenia F. Madison, Esq. Robert Marshak, MBA, CFA Ralph McDonald Karl L. Mettinger, MD, Ph.D. Peter S. Myers, Esq. Karen Nelson Mary Oram Katie Pickard Andrea Plesnarski, Players Committee Linda Martin Purkiss Daniel C. Quintero, Esq. James Schultz Tom Schunn Deborah Spangler, Players Committee Loni Williams Debbra Wood-Schwartz ADMINISTRATION Donna M. Williams, Interim Executive Director Andrea Bell, Director of Development Debbi Hersh, Marketing Director Patrice Hidu, Administrative Assisstant & IT Manager Scott Horton, Communications Consultant Birgit Hottenrott, Annual Giving Manager Claude Kientz, Development & Subscriber Services Associate Ann Moen, Development Associate & Special Events Coordinator Maya Rath, Finance Director Candace Sanderson, Librarian Carl Stanley, Orchestra Personnel Manager Elizabeth Vandervennet, Education Manager Ingeborg Wells, Office Volunteer

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Annual Fund Donors Oakland East Bay Symphony gratefully acknowledges these generous donors whose annual support enables us to build community through our artistic and educational programs. The following list reflects gifts recorded between 10/1/2011 – 2/21/2013.

BATON SOCIETY IMPRESARIO’S CIRCLE $20,000 and Above Jim and Bonnie Bell John Lee Richmon Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Schild Anonymous PRESENTER’S CIRCLE $10,000 - $19,999 Jack Klingelhofer Moses and Susan Libitzky Cornell C. Maier James and Beryl Potter Owen and Erma Smith The Eugene and Nancy Sweetland Charitable Fund Donna M. Williams Anonymous DIAMOND BATON CIRCLE $7,500 - $9,999 Bette and Bob Epstein James A. Hasler Karl and Miki Mettinger GOLD BATON CIRCLE $5,000 - $7,499 Lance A. and Katherine M. Gyorfi Lawrence and Emily Lohr Steve and Karen Nicholls J.R. Orton, Jr. Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Berniece and Pat Patterson Robert Schwartz Donor Advised Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation Susan and Paul Sugarman Frank and Mary Ann Tataseo Paul and Jennifer Vetter SILVER BATON CIRCLE $2,500 - $4,999 Erin Berkenkotter and Jim Ratliff Giles “Bud” Cropsey Steve and Wendy DeVetter David and Melodie Graber Randy and Beverly Hawks Fred and Robbin Kroger Karen P. Long Robert Marshak and Judy Kelly Mike Moye Peter Myers Genevieve Power Evan and Linda Purkiss Daniel C. and Mary Quintero

Margaret and Richard Roisman Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation Anonymous PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,499 William Auer and David Berlant Dr. Max H. Bazerman and Dr. Marla Felcher, Ph. D. Andrea Haas Bell Robert and Marion Berges Calvin Simmons Center for the Performing Arts Michael Cartmell Charles Crane and Wendy Breuer Gary V. Depp and Lyn C. Andersen David Durand and Gwen Buchholz Jennifer Duston and Evan Mapoles Erik and Florence Eriksson Joseph C. Frank, Sr. Lewis and Christiane Frederickson Paul E. Garrison Ronald and Lorraine Gazzano Paul and Eleanor Gertmenian Andrew and Teresa Gunther Susan and Richard Hansen Dian J. Harrison Stanley P. and Mary Lou Hébert Margaret Hegg Maxine Heiliger Debbi Hersh Darleane and Marvin Hoffman Judit Jackovics Mark Jacobs Sally Anne Johnson Ann L. Johnson Gary T. Lafayette Jean-Luc and Lina Lamirande Philip Leigh Rosanna Lerma Kara Levine Thomas and Holly Love Eugene and Geralyn Lynch Debrenia Madison B. Joyce McCullum Dorothy M. McIntosh Alison Miller Elder Jim Mitulski and Edward Cervantes Ann Moen Karen Nelson Sharon Noteboom Ron and Mary Olowin Michael and Elisabeth O’Malley Sterling and Barbara Parks Aaron and Eva Paul Keiko Pederson and Sabrina Dupont Oakland East Bay Symphony 17


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SUPPORTER $250 ‐ 499 Ted Allen and Carla Moore Richard and Carlene Anderson Eugene and Patricia Angell John Annee Carol and Claude Benedix Peter Benvenutti and Lisa Pearlman Marie Boss William D. and Evangeline C. Buell Mary Caning Tom Chavez Terrance Carroll and Linda Dardarian Gail Coney Kathleen Courts Joseph and Susan Daly Robert and Michele Davenport John Henry Douglas Joanne Drabek and Thor Start Sara and Emerson Dubois Sally A. Keane and Joel Francioca Mark Freitas and Susan Gallardo Gerhart Family Trust Dr. and Mrs. James Lowell Gibbs, Jr. Franco Giunta Miriam Goodley Michael Green Sheldon and Judy Greene Donald and Beverly Greenberg Sharon and Stuart Gronningen James Hebert Diane A. Hill Faye and Lou Hinze Sally Houston William B. Hull and Janet Hashimoto Anne Bennett Jefferson Judith D. Jennings Linda Davis Jones Paul Gordon and Pat Kernighan Bruce and Candis Kerns Alan and Carol Koch Jacqueline Kolm Annis and Nicholas Kukulan Sarah Kulberg Jack Lapidos Amy Likar and Jack Paulus Mitzi Likar Robert and Jeanette MacDonald Hugh MacDonald and Dale Golden Jean E. Mangels Roger and Joan Mann Daniel and Kathleen McKinney Catherine McLane Larana and Jim McVay Jerene Meissert and Michael Robey Robert Middleton Beverly N. Moore Helen Nicholas Scipio Porter Joyce Putnam

Wallace and Gayle Ransom Maxine Reynolds Ann and Mike Richter Kathryn Riddell Davis Riemer and M. Louise Rothman-Riemer Valda Sanders Robert G. Schock and Barbara Schaaf Schock Edgar J. and Fritzi Schoen Contee and Margaret Seely Robert Sinuhe Ian D. Smith and Sheri Jennings Janet Spencer Mark and Lori Spiegel Romer and John Stevenson Mary B. Strauss Ellen Switkes Denise K. Top and Mary Elizabeth Tham Kimberly Urbano Brett Turner and David Worden Kathy and Steve Wallcave Peter and Mary Weinstein Donna R. Weston Ann L. Williamson David Lee Woods and Phyllis D. Chambers Eva Mae Youngberg Arthur Weil Esteban Zapiain Anonymous (1)

FRIEND $100 ‐ 249 Maureen Alano and George Zolinsky Bobbie Altman and Jurgen Weber Ross Armstrong Diane Arney Aimee Arrieta and Simon Pearce Martha V. Baker William M. and Deborah A. Baldwin Nancy Barber and Carol Huffine William Barlow, Jr. Kathy Barrows and Jack Elliott Cathlene Bennet Lisa Benton Toby C. Berger Peter Berkenkotter Cyrus and Judith Berlowitz Richard S. Bertelsen Patricia Biasca Clarence Binninger Clifford and Gladys Block Eileen Blood-Golden Bonnie Bogue Lindy Boyes Marion Brackett Marilyn Braiger Lisa Brinner Samuel and Judith Broude Howard and June Browne Richard Mercouris and Erika Bruce Gaylord Burke

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Ross J. and Lillian Cadenasso Helen M. Cake Sharon and Bob Calonico Helene and Norman Cavior Frances Carstensen Wade Cartwright Michael Cating and Theresa Roeder Tony and Louise Caviglia Malca Chall Robert and Shelly Chamberlin Amy Chung Alfred and Shirley Clancy Elizabeth Clark Willetta Clark George E. and Shirley A. Coaston Ira Mark Cohen and Susan Isabel Boyd Dwight and Zipporah Collins Douglas and Rosemary Corbin Patricia Couture Afton Crooks Duane Cropsey and Ann Cropsey Jean Cunningham Paul Dannhauser Harold and Roberta Davis Janet Davis Ronald Davis Karen De Valois Katherine Delucchi Mick Diede Mario and Kathleen DiGiovanni Ron Dion Christine B. Diskon Dinah Dittman Paul Dries Susan Driscoll Daniel Druckerman Susie Elkind Henry Elson Sarah Everett Richard Fairly Pat and Mike Fast Veronica Fauntleroy Judy and Richard Finch Denise Fleig John and Barbara Flores Lawrence R. Foster Peter Fowler Nancy H. Francis Ednah B Friedman Nancy Friedman and Terry Hill Richard Friedman Phyllis Gaines Lorraine Gaskin Elaine and Pete Geffen Linnea and Irving Gershenberg Candace Goldman Stewart Gooderman Joseph P. and Martha E. Goralka Teri Gorman Outi and Warren Gould Marian and Roger Gray Aaron and Frances Greenberg Herbert and Leonore Griffin Randolph Hall

Jerry and Patricia Hamilton John Hargraves Nancy Harrington William L. Hartrick Frederic and Marietta Harvey Howard and Pamela Hatayama Richard L. Hawkins Joan Gabriella Heinsheimer Carol Henri Jefferson Hilliard Rose and Fred Hoffman Robert B. Hofmann Kenneth Holford Keith Hollon and Gayle Reynolds Will Hoover Gregory Horn and Karen Petitjean Steven Horn Carol Ann Hudson Campbell and Nancy Hunter Sally and Ian Hussey Michael and Saralinda A. Jackson Jonathan and Joy M. Jacobs Naima Jahi-Coleman Katherine Jarrett Ken and Ladonna Jensen A. David and Barbara Johnson Odell and Virginia Johnson Nancy Johnson Rose Marie Johnson Annie Lou Kane Stephen and Ruth Kass Robert Kattenburg and Jill McFadden Steven Katz Nicholas Keefe Anna Keim Armand and Tamar Kilijian Lucy Carolyn Kinchen Howard Kirsch E. Myrtis and Roderick Klugh Sarah Miller and Jonathan Konrath James Kormier Deborah Kramer Paul and Didi Kubicek Roger Lambert and Linda Mehren Jane Ann Lamph Doris Larsen Almon E. Larsh, Jr. Joyce Lashof Jason and Susan Lauren Pierre and Judith Le Bris Amelia Lemmon Alice Lenaghan George and Maureen Lenahan William A. Lester, Jr., Ph.D. Jean Levin Betsy and Karl Livengood Kathie Long Nancy Lowenthal Dennis and Sally Lum Peter M. Lundberg Bob and Ruby MacDonald Kim Malcolm John and Margaret Maloney John and Diane Maltester

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Jacquelyn Marie Jerri Mariott and Michael Silpa Jack K. Marks Toni Martin David Matson and Susan Gerson Jean McCarter Bonnie McKean Marilyn Chilcote and Robert McKenzie Brenda M. McKinley Marilyn McPherson June Melchior K. and S. Mikaelian Les and Martha Miller Katherine Moore Jill Moran James Morris M. Gwaltney Mountford Andrew and Mary Moyce Norma Murphy Roderick Murray Mary Yvonne Napoleon Leonard Nathan Jim and Kitty Nemecheck David and Ellen Noller Mark and Carol Norberg Stuart and Judith Offer Linda Okahara and Balaram Puligandla Patrick O’Reilly Patricia Overshiner Brandy Pacheco Maurizia Palmieri Paul and Roselyn Perazzo Margaret Peterson Margaret Pinter David and Naomi Pockell Jim Puskar Charlie Quaid Mary Beth and Greg Read Sonjia Parker Redmond David and Lois Reed Harry Reppert and Sheri Stock Kimberly Ridge Gail and James Rigelhaupt Edward and Maureen Rinne Arlene Roberton J. Michael Robertson James C. Robinson Agnes Rogacsi Doug Rose Warren and Marta Rose Fred Rosenblum Seth and Molly Rosen Nancy Rowenthal Carol Saidian Miyo Saiki Ralph Samuel Barbara Sayre Nancy and Gregg Schluntz Rosalee Schubert Ann-Catrin Schultz Patricia Schwartz Elida Scola Mary Seastrand

Gordon Seligson Marie B. Shahoian Brenda Shank Jude Sharp Dick Sharpnack Gabriel Shin Linda Skaar Mary Sloan-Oliva Curtis B. and Barbara A. Smith Virginia Smyly Magen Solomon Janet Sovin Chris Stapp Mary Stevens Sandy and Jack Summerfield Jon and Barbara Sylvester Barbara Szudy and Graham Bird Richard Taft Gloria Taylor Jim Taylor, III John B. Taylor Naomi Teplow Charlotte M. Thompson Dolores and Jim Thom Marta Tobey Sylvia Tobias Elena and Christopher Toohey Evelyn Tregoning Laurie Umeh Linda Underwood Philip C. and Shantha N. Ursell Colleen Vermillion and Nancy Heastings Jack Walker Winifred Walters Betty L. Watson David Watt and Rachel Medanic Richard West Pat and Phil Williams Joye Wilson Olly W. and Elouise Wilson Forrest Winslow Peter and Gertrude Wilson Beverly B. Solo Carolyn Yale Jan Young and Pearl McCarthy Emily Zell Ron and Sally Zeno Irving and Ellen Zucker Anonymous (3)

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ENDOWMENT FUND Individuals who support the Endowment Fund help to ensure the long-term future of Oakland East Bay Symphony’s music, education and outreach programs. The donors listed below have made outright gifts, estate gifts, or irrevocable planned gifts through a charitable remainder trust. For more information contact our Development Department at (510) 444-0801.

LIFETIME LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

NATHAN RUBIN MEMORIAL FUND

Jim and Bonnie Bell Giles “Bud” Cropsey Lon and Mary Israel

Conway and Leslie Jones Marilyn Langlois Ralph Samuel

THE PAULINE WILKINSON MACAULAY MEMORIAL FUND In support of the Symphony’s education and outreach programs Anonymous

DAVID PAUL STEVENSON MEMORIAL FUND B. Monique Stevenson

THE EDWIN AND NANCY RICHARD FUND In support of the Symphony’s education and outreach programs Paul and Susan Sugarman

JAY T. LEVINE MEMORIAL FUND In support of Music for Excellence The Estate of Jay T. Levine The Estate of Doris B. Holerman The Estate of Herbert Chittenden David and Melodie Graber Andrew and Teresa Gunther The Estate of Anne Macpherson The Estate of John E. and Helen A. Manning The Estate of Thomas M. Price Eleanor Swent Arthur Weil Reinald A. and Ingeborg R. Wells The Estate of Elvera Wollitz Smith

CALVIN SIMMONS LEGACY SOCIETY We are grateful to those who have remembered Oakland East Bay Symphony with bequests.  These gifts will help establish and grow the Symphony’s endowment, providing support for future generations of students and music-lovers. For more information contact our Development Department at (510) 444-0801. Marie Boss Edward Love Arthur Weil Gregg Cook and Samuel R. Miller and Donna M. Williams Victor Rosario Maude H. Pervere Joye Wilson Giles “Bud” Cropsey Irving and Muriel Schnayer † deceased Mark Jacobs and Edgar J. and Fritzi Schoen John B. Hancock † B. Monique Stevenson Terry Kulka Katherine Van Hagan Harold Lawrence † Albert J. Vizinho

TRIBUTE FUND

In honor of Alison Miller Les and Martha Miller In honor of Bette Epstein Lori Schweitzer and Steven Caccamo In honor of Jennifer Duston Peter and Helen Scheaff In honor of Jim and Bonnie Bell Deborah Medvick Jerene Meissert and Michael Robey In honor of Michael J. Borgerding Margaret Peterson In honor of Edwin Richard Paul and Susan Sugarman In honor of Michèle Stone Susan McKinnon Paul and Susan Sugarman

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In honor of Richard Sharpnack Sylvia Perez In memory of Phil Abinante da Silva-Cullinan Family In memory of Frank and Frances Likar Mitzi Likar In memory of Fred Haworth Laura Haworth In memory of Joel Kelly Carol Bacig Charles and Dena Brock Kristine and Alan Johanns In memory of Mike Sanford Steve and Kris Kozinchik In memory of Shirley Green Michael A. and Susan T. Jordan

CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL GIFTS $50,000 and Above The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The James Irvine Foundation Target $20,000 - $49,999 Bell Investment Advisors, Inc.* Sidney E. Frank Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Walter & Elise Haas Fund National Endowment for the Arts City of Oakland The Bernard Osher Foundation SanDisk Corporation Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation Wells Fargo $10,000 - $19,999 Chevron The Clorox Company Foundation The Aaron Copland Fund for Music The Thomas J. Long Foundation Mueller Nicholls Builders* City of Richmond The San Francisco Foundation Union Pacific Foundation $5,000- $9,999 California Arts Council The Grubb Co. Mechanics Bank Music Performance Fund $1,000 - $4,999 Caldecott Properties* Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP* The Friendship Fund La Salle Financial Services* Presidio Bank* Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency* Union Bank * Business in the Arts Networking Circle Partners CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS IBM Chevron Johnson & Johnson The Clorox Company Union Bank Google

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Oakland East Bay Symphony Building Community Through Music Music transforms lives, and Oakland East Bay Symphony has provided high-quality music education and enrichment activities to Oakland and beyond for over 20 years. The Symphony is a leader in music education for young people, making classical music accessible, particularly to those in the community who might otherwise never experience live symphonic music. Our Music for Excellence (MUSE) program is a multicomponent music education and enrichment initiative that serves young people at public schools and community sites throughout Oakland. By providing these programs free to participants, the Symphony ensures that each year, over 18,000 young people have access to a variety of music education and enrichment activities, regardless of their economic situation. One third of the Symphony’s budget is dedicated to MUSE. The ongoing and generous support of our donors has been integral to our work and the fulfillment of our mission. Contributions to the MUSE program are used to support: the In-School Mentor and After-School Programs, free annual Young Peoples’ Concerts, Young Artist Competition, Ensemble Visits to the Schools, School Visits by Maestro Morgan, and more. For more information about how to get involved and support our education programs, please contact us at (510) 444-0801.

Join the Annual Easter Messiah Sing-Along Sing along with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and music director Dr. Lynne Morrow as they celebrate spring by performing the elegant and majestic Easter portions of Handel’s popular oratorio.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 2:00 - 4:00 pm St. Paschal Baylon Church, 3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland Admission: $15.00 cash at the door Some scores are available for use; but if you own one please bring it. Free parking readily available

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A Special Thank You to our 2012-2013 Season Volunteers Lyn C. Andersen Alex Bailey Dottie Baker Judith Berlowitz Ginny Blumberg Terry Boggs-Moura June Bonacich Susie Butler Berkley Barbara Cahn Larry Cahn Sybil Carpenter Wendy Cilman Samm Collins Susan Driscoll Janett Edrington Steven Edrington Gail Edwards Tariq El-Amin Bette Epstein Bob Epstein Margery Eriksson Ruth Fabros Barbara Flores John Flores Ellen Gierson Margot Harrison Jim Hasler Laura Haworth

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Margaret Hegg Tom Hornig Harry Howe Sandra Innes Russ Irwin Katie Johnson Rose Marie Johnson Virginia Johnson Conway Jones Leslie Jones Lucy Kim Roxanne King Vera Kirichenko Jeanne Korn Mark Lampkin Traci Leno Zahra Mahloudji Katie McLane Jerene Meissert Karl Mettinger Linda Mrnak Bill Neely Steve Nicholls Toni Novak Heather Ogden Paul Ogden Theresa O’Guinn Barbara Parks

FIRE NOTICE Bud Parks Jacqueline Phillips Moriah Pierce Victor Rosario Kay Vinson Ruhland Sandra Schnabel Carrie Sealine Gordon Seligson Jan Smiley Debbie Spangler Ward Spangler John Stevenson Michèle Stone Luis Thompson Ama Torrance John Tuttle Martha Uhey Art Ungar Diana Valle Katherine Van Hagan Rosalie Wallace Cynthia Webb- Beckford Inge Wells B. Mardiyya Williams Donna M. Williams Loni Williams Ann L. Williamson Bu Wirth

• There are sufficient exits in this building to accommodate the entire audience. • The exit indicated by the lighted exit sign nearest your seat is the shortest route to the street. • In case of fire, please don’t run — walk through that exit. • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the theatre. • Refreshments served in the theatre are permitted in the foyers only. • No cameras or tape recorders are permitted in the Paramount. • For lost and found information inquire at the main floor aisle 3, or call the box office at (510) 465-6400.

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