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Annual Report

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In Our Audience’s Words

“Pacific Symphony with Carl St.Clair is remarkably excellent! I bought a couple of individual tickets about five years ago and now buy a season ticket annually. Attending is simply sheer joy! I encourage anyone with the slightest interest in good music to attend a concert and find for yourself a beautiful experience.” — Yelp Reviewer from Mission Viejo

“This was an amazing experience. We couldn’t stop talking about how well it was planned and executed. We go to dozens of concerts each year around the country. But this is the ‘experience’ we will remember and cherish ALWAYS. We absolutely LOVED it!” — Music Unwound Concert Patron “[The evening was]…an amazing spiritual experience. Thank you for this night of spiritual and musical awakening! I will never forget its impact on my soul.” — Cathedrals of Sound Concert Patron “Yo-Yo Ma....your wonderful performance was magnificent, as was the warmth and kindness for Carl and Pacific Symphony. I will remember this magical night forever! Thank you!” — Facebook Fan



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Chairman’s and President’s Message October 2015 Dear Pacific Symphony Supporters:

Michael Kerr

Orange County has reason to be proud. Your orchestra has been recognized as one of the most innovative in the country, with an extraordinary spectrum of community and education programs. Pacific Symphony is passionate about serving the community, performing at the highest levels and bringing music to underserved children and families. Fully 40 percent of individuals who hear Pacific Symphony do so for free through community programming. That’s a commitment to access, and it requires philanthropic investment from our generous Annual Fund supporters. Pacific Symphony also continues to gain national and international acclaim in the classical field as well as the broader music industry, most particularly for its innovative projects, inventive audience engagement practices, powerful outreach and engagement projects and thematic concert formats. During the past year, Pacific Symphony experienced an incredible season of record-breaking ticket sales, multiple sold-out performances, increases in subscriptions and a record-breaking fundraising year — all in celebration of Music Director Carl St.Clair’s silver anniversary. Artists of the highest caliber appeared, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell — all to celebrate Carl’s illustrious tenure.

John E. Forsyte

By no coincidence, the Symphony is also celebrating 25 consecutive years of balanced budgets, which clearly demonstrates the organization’s exceptional fiscal management. The community continues to respond to the Symphony’s impact through its generous investments, with a 10 percent overall increase in contributed income from the previous record-breaking year. The year had much to celebrate, leading with Carl’s extraordinary milestone, which is among the longest tenures of any American conductor. Under Carl’s dynamic and charismatic leadership, the Symphony is continuously breaking new ground while celebrating the glorious traditions of the art form. Key to this excellence are the 88 members of the orchestra and the great continuity they provide. Through highly competitive auditions, musicians who join Pacific Symphony’s ranks are drawn from the leading conservatories. They live and work in our neighborhoods, educate our children and serve as ambassadors of music representing our county globally. Many of these great artists have devoted most of their career to our community: 35 musicians have each served for more than 25 years, including four founding members. This dedication and devotion clearly sets Pacific Symphony apart from all other music and arts organizations in the county. Congratulations and thank you to our valued musicians! Guiding and overseeing the long list of achievements in 2014-15 is a highly generous Board of Directors, as well as a seasoned and talented staff team. We’re proud to report that Pacific Symphony has firmly established itself as a leading cultural institution in Southern California. Please help us celebrate an outstanding and remarkable year, and join us in thanking our board, musicians and staff for a wonderful 25th Journey for us all. Thank you for your support and belief in the power of music to transform lives. Michael Kerr John E. Forsyte Chairman of the Board of Directors President and Chief Executive Officer



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Music Director’s Message October 2015 Dear Friends: What an incredible year we have traveled through together in 2014-15 during our Journey of Illumination! When I look back on all that we have achieved, I am so grateful to everyone for their unwavering support, which has made all of this possible. Your generosity and support during my 25th Anniversary season was unparalleled and provided a wonderful longevity and sustenance for the future of Pacific Symphony. It was so thrilling to share the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with so many of the world’s most gifted and talented artists of our time. This list begins with the incomparable musicians of our orchestra — their continuous artistry gives me inspiration at each and every performance. The legendary Itzhak Perlman made his debut with us during the season, not to be outshined by the extraordinary Yo-Yo Ma in his return engagement. Both took mastery to its highest level. Opening Night was quite an occasion with the brilliant violinist Joshua Bell, who performed with us during four concerts, bestowing upon us a rare and memorable gift. Also this season, composer James Newton Howard, a Symphony Board Member and great friend, created a wonderful, brand new work. His dazzling Concerto for Violin and Orchestra made its world premiere and brought us an unforgettable, virtuosic performance by the skillful James Ehnes. My reminiscent tribute to Leonard Bernstein brought back many memories through music, photos, videos and lasting stories shared by his daughter Jamie. The 2014-15 American Composers Festival was unprecedented in honoring André Previn and highlighting his multilayered orchestral compositions. I was thrilled he was able to join us in person and equally excited to have Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo provide the West Coast premiere performances of a concerto written expressly for the husband-and-wife team. Speaking of unprecedented — how marvelous was Carmen this year? Season after season, our amazing operations team presents the most masterful “semi-staged” operas that equal opera company performances. Full costumes, props and dance choreography set Pacific Symphony’s Carmen apart from all other concert versions. Led by the inimitable Milena Kitić, the stellar cast superbly commanded our stage and evoked the passions of Spain. The final engagement of the season was, simply stated, magnificent. I can’t imagine a better way to conclude such a monumental season than to share the year’s final moments with the stunning Deborah Voigt and Wagner. The orchestra truly rose to the occasion and gave their very best for this gargantuan work. My special thanks to the exceptional Laura Karpman, who honored us with a brand new musical composition that we were delighted to premiere to the world. I feel like the most fortunate music director on the planet. During this year, I have valued the music and the time we have shared. We’ve honored the past through great musicianship and special guest artists, and produced lasting education programs to help ensure the next generation of musicians. Thank you for joining me on this journey to create a lasting cultural institution. On behalf of all of us at Pacific Symphony, we deeply appreciate your dedication to symphonic music and your steadfast support of our efforts to keep music alive and accessible in Orange County. Carl St.Clair Music Director



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The 25th Anniversary of Carl St.Clair

“This incredible chapter in my life and career has been filled with myriad unforgettable moments.” — Carl St.Clair

A stellar list of guest artists graced the stage during the year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our beloved Carl St.Clair. They were: John Alexander, artistic director, Pacific Chorale Dean Anthony, stage director Joshua Bell, violin Jamie Bernstein, guest host Elizabeth Caballero, soprano Bridget Dolkas, violin Barry Douglas, piano James Ehnes, violin Augustin Hadelich, violin Tempe Hale, artist Joseph Horowitz, artistic adviser James Newton Howard, composer Leo Hussain, conductor Robert Istad, associate conductor, Pacific Chorale Paul Jacobs, organ Laura Karpman, composer Milena Kitić, mezzo-soprano Raymond Kobler, violin Timothy Landauer, cello Jaime Laredo, violin Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano Alain Lefèvre, piano Yo-Yo Ma, cello Paul Manaster, violin Rossen Milanov, conductor John Nelson, conductor Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey Pacific Chorale

Benjamin Pasternack, piano Itzhak Perlman, violin Narong Prangcharoen, composer-in-residence André Previn, composer Andrew Richards, tenor Sharon Robinson, cello Christopher Rouse, composer Celena Shafer, soprano Jeanne Skrocki, violin Benjamin Smolen, flute Konstantin Smoriginas, bass-baritone Southern California Children’s Choir Frank Ticheli, composer Deborah Voigt, soprano Haochen Zhang, piano There were many additional special events, concerts and celebrations during the year, which included educational outreach. A total of 16,468 Class Act students from 30 schools in 19 cities studied the music of Carl’s mentor Leonard Bernstein and focused on the theme “Sharing the Joy of Music.” In addition, the Symphony launched “Freshly Squeezed Music,” a concert series presenting Pacific Symphony in various Orange County neighborhoods. This effort presented 16 free or low-cost concerts in nine local communities, and highlighted Pacific Symphony’s commitment to Orange County’s youth and community partnerships.



Season Highlights

Among Pacific Symphony’s many institutional accomplishments during the year were: u Completing a highly successful season celebrating

the 25th Anniversary of Carl St.Clair that provided new commissions and thematic multimedia festivals with stellar world-renowned artists.

u Producing its most successful Symphonic Voices full-

length opera presentation with Bizet’s Carmen in February 2015 over three nights, earning the second highest grossing box office sales in Symphony history.

u Establishing community partnerships to attract new

audiences, such as a concert with Santa Ana Sites, featuring Symphony musicians and the LA-based modern music collective “wild Up” in an industrial art complex.

u Releasing a new recording from the Symphony’s

2014 American Composers Festival featuring the world-premiere of Elliot Goldenthal’s Symphony in G-sharp Minor.

u Inaugurating new outreach initiatives with the

Chinese-American community including an intergenerational orchestra for students and their parents and grandparents, and numerous concerts and special events in partnership with Bowers Museum highlighting Chinese visual artists and exhibits.

“There is not a single work, composer or soloist who has been placed on the program by chance. We will experience the music-making of some of the greatest soloists of our lifetime and in history.” — Carl St.Clair

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Under Maestro St.Clair’s leadership, Pacific Symphony presented many memorable concerts that provided audiences with innovative, challenging and stimulating repertoire. Highlights include:

u Under Carl’s leadership, four Musician Innovation

u Opening the season with the incomparable Joshua

Bell, who generously performed an unprecedented four consecutive concerts in September 2014.

u Showcasing the brilliant talents of Itzhak Perlman and

Yo-Yo Ma, each delivering their inimitable and exceptional mastery through sold-out special concerts.

u Commissioning Hollywood film composer and

Symphony Board Member James Newton Howard to compose a new Violin Concerto featuring the exceptional James Ehnes.

u Inviting Alain Lefèvre to play Rachmaninoff’s Romantic

Piano Concerto No. 2 in an evening that included the world premiere of Narong Prangcharoen’s new work dedicated to Carl St.Clair.


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Grants were awarded to Pacific Symphony players to help fund new artistic projects for new and diverse communities.

u Highlighting legendary living composer/conductor/

musician André Previn in the 15th American Composers Festival featuring rarely presented symphonic works and a West Coast premiere.

u Concluding the season in dramatic fashion with Fire &

Water featuring Principal Flutist Benjamin Smolen, a new work by American Laura Karpman and Deborah Voigt in excerpts from Wagner’s Twilight of the Gods. The Symphony produced its free Plazacast during the last performance that included 1,800 outdoor attendees.



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Education and Community Engagement

Among the many Education and Community Engagement accomplishments in 2014-15 were: u arts-X-press served 123 students from 51 OC schools and

provided financial aid to more than 70 percent of the students. A total of 92 percent of surveyed parents saw improvements in their children’s confidence and 100 percent reported their child will continue to study the arts.

u Pacific Symphony musicians led the 20th Anniversary of

Class Act, serving over 16,000 elementary students in 30 schools. u Sixteen free/low-cost Freshly Squeezed Music Concerts

were presented in nine communities.

u Heartstrings’ Music and Wellness initiatives improved the lives of community members ranging from autistic children to seniors suffering from dementia. Partnership projects included: o OC Rescue Mission: Parent and Baby and Kinder readiness music and movement classes, with 80 percent of participants reporting an improved bond with their child.

u A new successful iteration of Santa Ana Strings was completed at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, offering up to six hours of music instruction per week. u In partnership with the Irvine Chinese School, a

series of art and music classes was offered for 50 adult members and Strings for Generations, a new intergenerational music program, was established. Eighty-eight percent of parents reported they felt more connected to their children and deepened their appreciation for Pacific Symphony.

u Music Mixology, an experimental interactive chamber

music ensemble concert, reached new, younger audiences with 52 percent in their early 30s to mid 40s and 15 percent in their 20s.

u OC Can You Play With Us? introduced a new chamber

edition of the program, in addition to the traditional side-by-side version, with 65 percent of participants returning from previous years.

o Age Well Senior Services: Biweekly concerts for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other mental-health issues resulting in increased social engagement. o Center for Autism: Multisensory concerts for children with autism and their families, with 100 percent of participants never before attending a Symphony concert and 88 percent of families gaining confidence to take their child to another concert.

Ramakrishnan Kumaran, former PSYO principal flutist and winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition


u For the first time, all Pacific Symphony Youth

Ensembles (PSYE) concerts were offered free to the public, thanks to the efforts of the PSYE Board and generous donors. More than 8,000 attendees came to PSYE concerts during the year. Additional highlights include:

o A total of 490 instrumentalists auditioned to play in one of the three PSYE ensembles, with just 240 positions available. Of the total, 99 percent of students reported they would recommend their friends to join. o The first-ever Young Composers Program was introduced, and was led by Narong Prangcharoen with 10 new compositions premiering at the end of the season. o Gregory X. Whitmore was appointed

music director of the Youth Wind Ensemble, and led three concerts in 2014-15, including the world premiere of Prangcharoen’s The Rising Tide written expressly for PSYWE.

o At the end of the season,

PSYE graduated 42 seniors who are all attending fouryear colleges and universities.


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Pacific Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs reach community members of all ages, infants to seniors, from all 34 cities in Orange County. In 2014-15 the Symphony provided 159,667 “touch points”* through partnerships with local social service agencies, schools, community groups and through our educational concerts.

*Touch Points by Program arts-X-press: 4,650 Class Act: 92,000 Chinese Cultural Festivals: 1,700 Heartstrings Concert Attendance: 7,050 Heartstrings Music and Wellness: 961 Family Musical Mornings Concerts: 12,500 Freshly Squeezed Music Concerts: 3,000 Music Mixology: 150 OC Can You Play With Us: 793 OC in Unison: 500 Open Rehearsals: 274 Painting Music: 150 Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles: 16,100 Sage Hill School Partnership: 80 Santa Ana Strings: 2,169 St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Partnership: 490 Strings for Generations: 1,000 *Many of the Symphony’s programs involve multiple “touch points” per participant.



Marketing and Public Relations Marketing Highlights u The overall box office sales of $6.4 million exceeded its projected target by $153,000, or about 2½ percent. u The overall sales for single tickets totaled $3 million,

which surpassed the annual goal by 12 percent. This achievement has set a new sales record. u There were 12 sold-out performances during the year: Nutcracker for Kids (2), Paul Anka (2), Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Carmen (2), Messiah and three Café Ludwig concerts. u Subscriptions for the full slate of 12 Classical Series concerts more than doubled in 2014-15, with 322 total subscriptions, up from 127 last year. u All Classical subscription packages increased by a total of 11 percent and Sunday Casual Connections concert subscriptions increased by a substantial 43 percent.

Public Relations Highlights

u Gramophone review of Elliot Goldenthal’s Symphony in

G-sharp Minor.

u PBS SoCaL TV segment on LAaRT featuring Carl St.Clair and composer James Newton Howard. u Tokyo Journal three-page interview/profile on

Carl St.Clair.

u Los Angeles Times story on OC in Unison and new work by Narong Prangcharoen. u Los Angeles Times front page review by Mark Swed of

“For the Love of Bernstein” concert.

u Orange County Register feature and Premiere OC Magazine cover and profile on Carl St.Clair. u Orange Coast Magazine interview with Principal Violist

Robert Becker.

u KSBR Radio interview with Paul Anka for Pops concert.

“From behind, St.Clair had Bernstein’s body language. If I had closed my eyes, I might have imagined Bernstein was conducting. St.Clair has made the Pacific Symphony, in a quarter century, into a sizzling ensemble ... It was impressive.” — Mark Swed Los Angeles Times

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Development and Fundraising

[Speaking about the orchestra’s increased level of artistic quality:] “Pacific Symphony was nowhere near the artistic level of what’s onstage now. That’s attributable to the musicians, but also to Carl’s commitment. He’s educating the community through the things he does in symphonic outreach. Then we look at the vision for the future — what will an orchestra look like: programming, technology, interactions between maestro and musicians? He’s on the cutting edge of that.” — Principal Violist Robert Becker in Riviera Magazine

Fundraising Highlights u Overall, contributed income increased by 10 percent in

2014-15 to a grand total of $9.7 million, surpassing previous records to achieve the best fundraising year in Pacific Symphony history.

o More than 400 guests attended the themed Gala honoring Carl St.Clair’s 25 years in Orange County. o A special “Fund-A-Dream” auction offered a matching gift to all pledged contributions, producing $747,750 toward the final total.

o Symphony musicians and select staff surprised the attendees with a “flash mob” performance of Charles Zhang provided a challenge for new and increased Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to conclude the evening. gifts, and successfully yielded 1,076 new contributors. More importantly, the gift attracted more than double the amount u The 2015 Pacific Coast Wine Festival exceeded its required for the challenge, providing more than $600,000 in fundraising goal by 11 percent, furnishing more than year-end cash contributions. $200,000 of funds for the organization’s programs. The sold-out special event welcomed more than 300 guests u The 2015 Gala, chaired by Lynn Freeman and Ellie Gordon, netted $1.7 million, meriting the distinction of the highest- to the five-diamond Island Hotel to bid on more than 100 unique silent auction items. earning fundraising event in Pacific Symphony history.

u A year-end donation of $250,000 from Board Member

u There were three endowed chairs this season, the first

“I look at all of the people of the Pacific Symphony family — with Carl’s leadership — and it moves me. This is a forever, world-class orchestra.” — Charlie Zhang, Pacific Symphony Board Member

From left to right: Janice Johnson, Carl St.Clair, Susan St.Clair and Lou Spisto

such gifts since 2006. Very special thanks for the Elizabeth and John Stahr Chair (Principal Second Violin), Catherine and James Emmi Chair (Principal Cello) and the Susie and Steve Perry Chair (Principal Trumpet).

u Fundraising for Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles

exceeded the program’s annual goal by 3 percent, attributed to the generosity of the PSYE Board, on top of the contributed funds earmarked for subsidized concert tickets during the year.

u New institutional funders in 2014-15 included The

Colburn Foundation through a general operating grant, and the California Arts Council, which awarded an education program grant after a 14-year hiatus.



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Financial Report Budget Accomplishments:

4% 4%


u Pacific Symphony balanced its 2014-15 operating

Income Sources

budget for the 25th consecutive year.

Ticket Sales

u An additional $600,000 of expenses from the many


25th Anniversary activities was fully funded in 2014-15, on top of meeting the costs of the annual organizational budget.



Contracted Services Endowment Distribution Other Revenue

u Contributed income in 2014-15 exceeded the previous

record-breaking year by 10 percent.

u Foundation support included three prestigious grant


awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation’s Arts Innovation Fund program and New California Arts Fund initiative.

u Annual Fund income broke previous records with the

philanthropic support of Board Member Charles Zhang through a generous year-end challenge grant.



Production Marketing

38% 14%

Education Development


3% 9%


Administration & Finance/HR/IT Facilities

Luminaries The following Luminary Donors made special gifts of $25,000 or multiyear pledges in honor of Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary: Anonymous Leona Aronoff-Sadacca and Joe Sadacca Rosalind and Paul Britton Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham Julie and Robert F. Davey Lou Delmonico Catherine and James Emmi Bridget Ford Ruth Ann and John Evans Mrs. Margaret Gates Eleanor and Michael Gordon Karlyne and Nicholas Greenko, Tangram Interiors Mr. and Mrs. Stevan Gromet Mr. and Mrs. Tony S. Guilder Mr. and Mrs. Rondell B. Hanson Ellen and Lamar Hill David L. Horowitz Family Gary and Betsy Jenkins Janice M. Johnson

Sharon and Seth Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kohl Ms. Joann S. Leatherby and Dr. Gregory C. Bates Phil and Mary Lyons Ellen Marshall and Robert Arnold Dot and Rick Nelson Anoosheh and Alan Oskouian Dennis and Tami Parrott, KPMG, LLP Dr. and Mrs. John Peller Judith Posnikoff Sandra Smart-Ashburn and Harry Ashburn Janice and Ted Smith Linda and Joseph Svehla CarolAnn Tassios Mr. and Mrs. Bart van Aardenne Rochelle and Rick Ward, U.S Bank Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zhang




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Musicians 2014-15 ROSTER Carl St.Clair MUSIC DIRECTOR William J. Gillespie Music Director Chair Richard Kaufman PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Principal Pops Conductor Chair Alejandro Gutiérrez ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR Mary E. Moore Family Assistant Conductor Chair Narong Prangcharoen COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE


Raymond Kobler, Concertmaster, Eleanor and Michael Gordon Chair (1999) Paul Manaster, Associate Concertmaster (1998) Jeanne Skrocki, Assistant Concertmaster (1992) Nancy Coade Eldridge (1996) Christine Frank (1998) Kimiyo Takeya (1984) Ayako Sugaya (1997) Ann Shiau Tenney (1994) Maia Jasper (2006) Robert Schumitzky (1986) Agnes Gottschewski (1996) Dana Freeman (1986) Grace Oh (2001) Jean Kim (2004) Angel Liu (1993) Marisa Sorajja (2012)


Bridget Dolkas* Elizabeth and John Stahr Chair (1998) Jessica Guideri** (2008) Yen-Ping Lai (2001) Yu-Tong Sharp (1994) Ako Kojian (2000) Ovsep Ketendjian (1986) Linda Owen (1978) Phil Luna (1981) MarlaJoy Weisshaar (2002) Alice Miller-Wrate (1996) Shelly Shi (2009)


Robert Becker* Catherine and James Emmi Chair (1983) Meredith Crawford** (2009) Carolyn Riley (1997) John Acevedo (1986) Erik Rynearson (2012) Julia Staudhammer (1992) Joseph Wen-Xiang Zhang (1994) Pamela Jacobson (2008) Adam Neeley (2012) Cheryl Gates (2003) Margaret Henken (1994)


Timothy Landauer* Catherine and James Emmi Chair (1992) Kevin Plunkett** (1988) John Acosta (1979) Robert Vos (2003) Lázló Mezö (2008) Ian McKinnell (1979) M. Andrew Honea (1985) Waldemar de Almeida (1983) Jennifer Goss (1985) Rudolph Stein (1987)


Steven Edelman* (1983) Douglas Basye** (1994) Christian Kollgaard (1986) David Parmeter (1995) Paul Zibits (1986) David Black (1978) Andrew Bumatay (1982) Constance Deeter (1990)


Benjamin Smolen* Valerie and Hans Imhof Chair (2011) Sharon O’Connor (1979) Cynthia Ellis (1979)


Cynthia Ellis (1979)



Keith Popejoy* (2004) Mark Adams (1993) James Taylor** (1995) Russell Dicey (1982)


Barry Perkins* Susie and Steve Perry Chair (2004) Tony Ellis (1983) David Wailes (1985)


Michael Hoffman* (1989) David Stetson (2000)


Kyle Mendiguchia (2014)


James Self * (1986)


Todd Miller* (1978)


Robert A. Slack* (1990) Cliff Hulling (1987)


Mindy Ball* (1979) Michelle Temple (1994)

Jessica Pearlman Fields* Suzanne R. Chonette Chair (2009) Ted Sugata (2014)



Paul Zibits

Lelie Resnick (1997)


Benjamin Lulich* The Hanson Family Foundation Chair (2007) David Chang (2009)

BASS CLARINET Joshua Ranz (1997)


Rose Corrigan* (2004) Elliott Moreau (2005) Andrew Klein (1984) Allen Savedoff (1986)

Sandra Matthews* (1978)




CONTRABASSOON Allen Savedoff (1986)

Jeanne Skrocki, Assistant Concertmaster

* Principal ** Assistant Principal (Year member joined the orchestra) The musicians of Pacific Symphony are members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 7.




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Board of Directors and Staff

OFFICERS Michael Kerr* Chairman Joann Leatherby* Executive Vice Chair and Co-Vice Chair, Development Mark Nielsen* Vice Chair, Finance and Treasurer Christopher D. Tower* Co-Vice Chair, Development Susan Anderson* Secretary Sally Anderson* Immediate Past Chair John E. Forsyte* President *Executive Committee


Leona Aronoff-Sadacca Jo Ellen Chatham* Eric B. Chamberlain Hazem H. Chehabi, M.D. Jennifer Cheng David P. Collins John W. Daniels* Ginny Davies Louis A. Delmonico Patrick Dirk Lucy Dunn Catherine Emmi John R. Evans* Barbara Foster Raymond J. Francis Mildred Garcia Michael S. Gordon* Nicholas Greenko* Wayne R. Gross Tina Guilder Rondell B. Hanson* Dr. Donald Hecht Garth Hogan Michelle M. Horowitz Pascal Houillon James Newton Howard Donald Hu Hector J. Infante Seth R. Johnson* Michael I. Katz Benedict Kwon* Suzy Lee Phillip N. Lyons* Jim McCluney* Alex McKinnon* David V. Melilli Hope Miller Ruhl Carlos Mollura Timothy J. Molnar Kathryn Moore* Sebastian Paul Musco Stacey E. Nicholas David A. Ontko Anoosheh Oskouian Dennis B. Parrott John B. Peller* William F. Podlich Judith Posnikoff* The Hon. Miguel Pulido Stewart B. Roberts Chiyo Rowe Diane Sawyer* J. Lyle Scheppele* The Hon H. Warren Siegel Ronald M. Simon Elizabeth D. Stahr* John R. Stahr* Joseph Svehla* David H. Troob Bart van Aardenne* W. Henry Walker Rochelle Ward Jane Fujishige Yada Charles Zhang Ex-Officio Orchestra Members Mindy Ball Christine Frank Jeanne Skrocki

LIFE DIRECTORS G. Randolph Johnson* President Emeritus James Baroffio Frances A. Bass Suzanne Chonette James Emmi Douglas K. Freeman Edward Goldstein Hans Imhof Barbara Sue Johnson Janice M. Johnson Damien M. Jordan Michael Lowther Arnold Miller, Ph.D. Doug Simao Janice Frey Smith Eve Steinberg William Thompson Stewart Woodward

BOARD OF COUNSELORS John B. Peller* Chair Sally Bender Robert Bergstrom* Virginia Boureston* Rosalind Britton* Dr. Robert Davey* Peter J. Desforges Alfred Ferrari William A. Fields, M.D. Bridget Ford* Stevan J. Gromet* Jay K. Harness, M.D. Alana Hedley Ellen Hill* Betsy Jenkins Judith Gripton Jenkins* Fran Wiseman Lewis Nadine Leyton Lee Ann Litterst* Ellen R. Marshall* Jeffrey R. Matsen Larry Maurer Frank McGeoy Pedram Mizani, M.D. Leslie Moore Carla Neeld* Dot Nelson* Lauren Packard Catherine Pazemenas Donna Schroeder Richard Schweickert Joel Sheiner, M.D. Sandra Smart-Ashburn Elaine Streger Joseph Svehla CarolAnn Tassios* Richard P. Taylor Richard Tengdin Johanna Treichler Lucia Van Ruiten Vina Williams* Robert Zaugg *Governing Committee

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF John E. Forsyte President Sean Sutton Executive Vice President & COO EXECUTIVE OFFICE Lisa Hallsted Executive Assistant ARTISTIC & ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS Eileen Jeanette Vice President Brandon Rueda Director of Orchestra Operations Jeffery Sells Director of Multimedia Operations Bella Staav Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Lauren Eales Artistic Services Coordinator Holden Lally Artistic and Operations Coordinator EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Susan M. Kotses Vice President Kurt Mortensen Director of Audience Engagement Mary Hawkes Director of Community Engagement Alison Nitzsche Levinson Director of Community Arts Participation Susan Thoren Director of Education Carrie Villanueva Manager of Education Kelli Rust Community Arts Participation Manager FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION & IT Kimberly Marez General Ledger Accountant Ana Ramirez Payroll and Benefits Administrator Ludmila Passioukova Accounts Receivable Associate Yolanda Reyes Accounts Payable Associate Lianne Blach Administrative & Personnel Associate Nellie Diaz Office Manager & Receptionist

DEVELOPMENT Gregory Pierre Cox CFRE, CSPG Vice President Kay Dalton Associate Vice President Gary L. Good, CFRE Senior Executive for Special Campaigns & Major Gifts Nikki Palley Senior Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts Martha Farrington, JD Director of Legacy Giving Luisa Cariaga Director of Institutional Giving Tania Batson Associate Director of Individual Giving Christopher Adriance Patron Advancement Manager Loren Burandt Special Events Associate Xochilt Amaya Development Associate Sabrina Orozco Gift Processing Assistant MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Frank Terraglio Vice President Jean Oelrich Director of Marketing & Loyalty Programs Jayce Keane Director of Public Relations Janelle Kruly Public Relations Associate Lorraine Caukin Director of Sales Louise Jacobs Director of Group & Corporate Sales Brian Smith Director of Ticketing & Customer Service Emily Outhier VIP Patron & Marketing Services Manager Chuck Clemens Lead Sales Associate Tony Julik Ticketing Services Associate Sarah Vay Kerns Ticketing Services Associate General Counsel for Pacific Symphony: Smith & Silbar, LLP Labor Counsel: Steve Atkinson Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Robert Kane Stuart Kane LLP



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5+ and 10+ Year Donors

Among our most valued donors are those who have supported Pacific Symphony with gifts for five or 10 years or more. We gratefully acknowledge these very special contributors who have provided a multiple-year investment in Pacific Symphony. 10+ Years of Support

Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. Elaine and James Alexiou Ellen Breitman and Brien Amspoker Susan and Samuel Anderson Ms. Sarah J. Anderson and Mr. Thomas B. Rogers Margaret and Graham Austin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barilla Robert and Margaret Beck Nick Becker Ruth and Robert W. Bein Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bender Barbara and James Benson Laila and Olav Bergheim Mr. Robert Bergstrom Heidi and Roger Blackwell Thomas R. Blanchfield Virginia and Richard Boureston Linda and Robin Boyd Brian B. Brady Patricia M. Brenn, M.D. Scott Brinkerhoff Lyn and Terry Britt Carolyn D. Brown Daniel and Charlotta Butler France and Richard D. Campbell Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham Dr. and Mrs. Hazem Chehabi Cynthia and Shigeru Chino Suzanne and David Chonette Patricia and Earnest Clark Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Clark Susanna and George Coade Victoria and David Collins Catherine and Dean Dauger Lou Delmonico Suzanne and Peter Desforges Jo Ann and Bill Dickinson Dr. Walter Dietiker Troy Group / Dirk Family Joan M. Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Jim Driscoll Carmela and Benjamin Du Diane and John Dunham Catherine and James Emmi David Erikson Jerome and Elfa Ernst Ruth Ann and John Evans Richlyn and Bob Evins Elizabeth and Tom Fitzgerald Virginia and Neil Fitzpatrick Ruby and Francis Foo Bridget Ford Michele and John Forsyte Barbara Foster Lynn and Douglas Freeman Katie and Philip Friedel Rosalie Lynn Friedman Father James Q. Fry Ellen Fujikawa Mrs. Frances Fukuda Sandy and Thomas Gallaugher Mrs. Joan G. Garner John and Carolyn Garrett Mrs. Margaret Gates William J. Gillespie Sally and Richmond Gipple Edward Goldstein Eleanor and Michael Gordon Ruth Graser Ursula Gries Mr. and Mrs. Stevan Gromet Mr. and Mrs. Rondell B. Hanson Jay K. Harness, M.D. Maralou and Jerry Harrington Sunny Hartman

Alana and George Hedley Melissa Hicks & Thomas McCormack Ellen and Lamar Hill Betty and Melvin Hoeffliger Valerie and Barry Hon David L. Horowitz Family S. L. and Betty Huang Mr. and Mrs. Hans Imhof Judy and Tom Jenkins Barbara Sue Johnson Mr. and Mrs. G. Randolph Johnson Janice M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chapin Johnson Dr. Jerome and Lynne Jones Damien and Yvonne Jordan Carrie and William Joyce Joanne and Dennis Keith Tracy and Roger Kirwan Barbara and Robert Kleist Linda and Robert Knoth Mary and John Kohler Jeri and Theodore Konopisos Patti and Edward Kramer John W. Kraus Trana Labowe Sharon and James Lancaster Ms. Joann S. Leatherby and Dr. Gregory C. Bates Nadine Leyton Gregory Lincoln Michael and Lee Ann Litterst Diana and Albert LoSchiavo Lynn Lowry Michael and Janice Lowther Judith Lyons Phil and Mary Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Orville L. Marlett Ellen Marshall and Robert Arnold Susan and Jeffrey Matsen Dru and Larry Maurer Suki and Randall McCardle Vivian and James McCluney Marilyn McCorkle Mr. Frank J. McGeoy, Jr. Anne McInnis and Mark Smitt Mrs. Judy McKay Darrellyn and David Melilli Ms. Liz Merage Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Merage Hope Miller Ruhl and Richard Ruhl Jenny and Steven Mizusawa Roger and Karen Mohrhoff Timothy Molnar Catherine and Harold Moore Mary Moore Mr. and Mrs. Rick J. Muth Kenneth S. Muzzy George W. Neiiendam Dot and Rick Nelson Ms. Stacey Nicholas Teresa Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Ochs Anoosheh and Alan Oskouian Linda and Bill Owen Lauren and Richard Packard Mr. and Mrs. James Palmer Catherine Pazemenas Dr. and Mrs. John Peller Joe and Karen Perricone Rev. and Mrs. Steven L. Perry Patricia J. Pilette Patricia and William Podlich Victoria and Leonard Porcello

Karlena and Larry Rannals Barbara Roberts Michelle RohĂŠ Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Herb Roth Gina and Reed Royalty Susan and Henry Samueli Betty and Kazuhiko Sato Joan Schlund Elinor Schmidt Meryl and Henry Schrimmer Jean and Robert Schrimmer Donna and Ernest Schroeder Betty and Richard Schweickert Sally E. Segerstrom Andrews and Toby Andrews Sandy Segerstrom Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Segerstrom Margaret and Albert Sepe Dr. Joel Sheiner Ronna and Bill Shipman Ingrid R. Shutkin Linda Silverman and Ercil Brown Sandi and Ronald Simon Bob and Liz Sliepka Janice and Ted Smith Wilbert D. Smith Susan and Carl St.Clair Mr. and Mrs. John Stahr Cathleen and Ronald Stearns Marilen Steiger June and Ron Stein Helen and Jim Steinkamp Patricia and Charles Steinmann The Honorable Elaine Streger Mr. Steven Stump Drs. M. Linda and James D. Sutherland Zatha A. Tallman CarolAnn Tassios Jane and Richard Taylor Mary and Richard Tengdin Mr. and Mrs. George Thagard III Earleen Thomas Mr. and Mrs. William S. Thompson Mary and Raymond Toal Christopher D. Tower and Robert E. Celio, Jr. Sylvia and Gordon Traub Johanna and Ernest M. Treichler Mr. and Mrs. David H. Troob Dr. Betty Tu and Dr. David Tsoong John and Mary Tu Gail and John Ueberroth Gini and Kent Valley Valerie and Peter Van de Zilver Lucia Van Ruiten Mr. and Mrs. Paul Von Berg Lynn and Frank Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walker Pat Weber, Ph.D. Mary Ann and George Wentworth Barbara and John Wertin Mrs. H. F. Westphal Judy and Wes Whitmore Mr. Geofrey B. Wickett and Mr. Norman P. Lessard Vina Williams and Tom Slattery Fran Wiseman-Lewis and Bob Lewis Boker and Jaye Yaruss Janet and Robert Zaugg Madeline and Leonard Zuckerman

5-9 Years of Support

Anonymous (2) Sandra Smart-Ashburn and Harry Ashburn Dr. Fernando H. Austin Delphi and Robert Ballinger Wanlyn and Benton Bejach Rosalind and Paul Britton Mr. and Mr. Thomas Cagley Mr. and Mrs. William Cernius Jennifer Cheng Helen and San Chin Eileen Cirillo Laila and Bill Conlin Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cranford Julie and Robert F. Davey Ginny and Bill Davies Hilary R. Davis & Sandy Ratner George and Els Delanoy Cynthia and Mark Disman Kathy and Jerry Dunlap Sam and Lyndie Ersan Mr. and Mrs. Ray Felbinger Hani P. Feller Alfred and Evelyn Ferrari Geri and Jack Flood Graham and TJ Forsyth Maria and Raymond Francis Mark A. Franzen Pamela and Don Gilmour Mrs. Elaine Gold Margaret C. Gonzago Karlyne and Nicholas Greenko, Tangram Interiors Dolores Grunigen Carol and Bruce Hallenbeck Terry Hanna Ryan and Jeff Harlow-Nakano Annica and James Newton Howard Gary and Betsy Jenkins Robin and Steven Kalota Yoko Kato Tracy and Christopher Keys David and Faith Kim Joan and Hal Kraft Rev. Dennis and Phyllis Laherty Phoebe and Robert Lambeth Mr. and Mrs. William Lawless Canyon and Susan Lew Nancy Lyons Luciana and Donald Marabella Deborah H. and Jeffrey H. Margolis Susan and Goran Matijasevic Ann McDonald Deirdre and Alex McKinnon Armine and Vahe Meghrouni Ajay Mishra Haydee and Carlos Mollura Kathryn and David Moore Jean R. Moriarty Ruth Ann Moriarty Cameron and Elaine Mummery S. Paul and Marybelle Musco David D. Neer, M.D. Stephanie and Mark Nielsen Mrs. Carolyn Olsen Nikki Palley Sheila and Jim Peterson Linda Piro-Duke Paulina and George Pollak Renate Rados Janet Marie and James Walkie Ray Janneke Resnick Bob Romney Chiyo and Stanton Rowe Michele and Hudson Saffell

Christie and Lyle Scheppele Dolores L. Schiffert Jane and Robert L. Schneider Ruth and David Seigle Harriet and James Selna Mr. Carleton Shay Susana and Marvin Shirai Dr. Evan B. Siegel Honorable H. Warren and Janet Siegel Sherrill and Michael Smith Diane and Max Stites Linda and Joseph Svehla Sandra and Robert Teitsworth Calvin Y. Uyeda Meridith Webster Mirei and Shinobu Yoshida

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