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DAVID LOCKINGTON Music Director & Host LLEWELLYN SANCHEZ-WERNER Piano MUSICIANS FROM THE PASADENA SYMPHONY GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12 “American” Ring in the New Year with the music that defined the American sound. Experience the virtuosity of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue as you’ve never seen before and luxuriate in the soul stirring melodies of Dvořák’s American String Quartet — a stunning visual feat, up close and personal. Concert will be available to stream for 48 hours from January 16 at 4pm through January 18.




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David Lockington, Music Director, host & cello Lisa Vroman, vocalist Linda Krantz, solo handbell artist Christmas Handbells Virtual Ensemble Los Angeles Children’s Chorus The Donald Brinegar Singers Aroussiak Baltaian, violin I Vivian Wolf, violin II Qiang Wang, viola Judith Henderson, cello Alison Bjorkedal, harp Alan Steinberger, piano

With special recognition for Silent Night to: Glendale City Church Sanctuary Choir Vallejo Drive Seventh-Day Adventist Church Choir Glendale Adventist Academy Chorale Temple City United Methodist Church Choir Donald Brinegar Singers & JPL Chorus Directed by Dr. Clarissa Shan Kemp Smeal, piano Audio/Visual Production: Dr. Clarissa Shan

Concert Program

Carol of the Bells

Mykola Leontovych, arr. Alex Guebert

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a “March”

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Lynne Latham

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane

What Child is This?

Traditional, lyrics by William Chatterton Dix

Imagine John Lennon, arr. Deke Sharon Violet’s Christmas Dream David Lockington Silent Night

Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. David Lockington

Silent Night

Franz Xaver Gruber & Joseph Mohr, arr. Dan Forrest

INTERMISSION I Saw Three Ships/Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella

Traditional, arr. Patrick O’Neil

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Lynne Latham The First Noel arr. John A Behnke Ave Maria Giulio Caccini, arr. Patrick O’Neil Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard & Dick Smith, arr. Steve W. Mauldin Let It Snow

July Styne & Sammy Cahn, arr. Steve W. Mauldin

O magnum mysterium arr. Morton Lauridson De Contento Venezuelan Carol, arr. Modesto Bor Christmas Song Medley “White Christmas” Irving Berlin “River” Joni Mitchell “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Walter Kent & Kim Gannon


Artist Bios David Lockington Music Director, Host & Cello

Music Director of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, assumed the title of Music Director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in 1995 and was Music Director of the Long Island Philharmonic for the 96/97 through 99/2000 seasons. Mr. Lockington’s guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Saint Louis, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Oregon and Phoenix symphonies; the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonics; and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall. Internationally, he has conducted the Northern Sinfonia in Great Britain, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Beijing and Taiwan, and led the English Chamber Orchestra on a tour in Asia.

Over the past thirty years, Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. He served as Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from 1999 to 2015, and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Modesto Symphony since 2007 and in 2013, Mr. Lockington was appointed Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony. He has a close relationship with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, where he was the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2012 through 2016, and in the 15/16 season was named one of three Artistic Partners with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma, WA.

Recent guest conducting engagements include appearances with the New Jersey, Indianapolis, Utah, Pacific, Colorado, Nashville, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Stamford, Tucson and Kansas City symphonies, the Florida and Louisville Orchestras, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Buffalo, Calgary and Oklahoma Philharmonics. Mr. Lockington’s summer festival appearances include the Grand Teton, Colorado, Interlochen, Chautauqua and Eastern Music festivals.

A native of Great Britain, David Lockington began his career as a cellist and was the Principal with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cambridge where he was a choral scholar, Mr. Lockington came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University where he received his Master’s Degree in cello performance and studied conducting with Otto Werner Mueller. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and served as assistant principal cellist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra for three years before turning to conducting.

In addition to his current posts, since his arrival to the United States in 1978, Mr. Lockington has held positions with several American orchestras, including serving as Assistant Conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Opera Colorado, and Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 he accepted the position of

Lisa Vroman Soloist

From Broadway to Classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She has been regarded as a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Lisa starred for over 8 years on Broadway, in San Francisco, and in Los Angeles as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Ms.

Vroman starred as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, making her New York City Opera debut with Paul Sorvino playing the title role. She starred as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate with both Glimmerglass Opera and the MUNY Theater of St. Louis, Anna Leonowens in The King and I with Lyric Opera of Virginia, and played Marian Paroo in The Music Man with Shirley Jones (Mrs. Paroo) and Patrick Cassidy (Harold Hill) at The Bushnell Theatre in Hartford CT. Lisa sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart; made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (directed by Ira Siff); and premiered and recorded two Comic Operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with the New York Festival of Song. Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love, and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. For PBS she was featured with Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball in Cameron Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! at a Royal Gala at the Lyceum Theatre in London. She sang the role of Johanna in the San Francisco Symphony’s Emmy Award winning PBS production of Sweeney Todd in Concert, with Patti Lupone and George Hearn. Both are available on DVD. Lisa starred as Laurey in Oklahoma, filmed live in concert for the BBC Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London, played Mary Turner in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing/Let ’em Eat Cake in concert with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, and played Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Dussault, and Anika Noni Rose. Other roles have included Laurie in The Tender Land; Maria in The Sound Of Music; Josephine in HMS Pinafore, YumYum in The Mikado; and Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins. She has sung Maria in West Side Story, Guenevere 5

Artist Bios in Camelot, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, as well as many other wellknown musical roles. Lisa is a George London Competition Grant recipient and a 1999 Minerva Award recipient from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She received an Undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, a Masters degree in Fine Arts, Opera Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from SUNY Potsdam. Ms. Vroman has become an active mentor and sought-after clinician with many colleges and universities across the country and around the world. She has acted as a judge in both the Lotte Lenya Competition for the Kurt Weill Foundation and UCLA’s Walter Jurmann Competition and has recently joined the teaching faculty of the Institute for American Musical Theatre in New York. With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theater and opera companies, and orchestras including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, the National, Malaysia, Seattle, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Philly Pops with Peter Nero. She made her debut at The Hollywood Bowl in Disney’s 75th celebration, singing and dancing with legend Dick Van Dyke in a medley from Mary Poppins. Lisa has sung in concert with composer Stephen Schwartz, organist David Higgs, and the Empire Brass Quintet. Her solo CD, Broadway Classic, features Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and 47 of San Francisco’s finest orchestral players. Lisa had the honor of singing at the Profiles in Courage Award dinner


in Boston at the JFK Library, as a guest of the Kennedy family. She has also sung on separate occasions for Queen Elizabeth, former presidents Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and the Library of Congress.

handbell ensemble that regularly performs in Southern California, including as a regular guest artist of the Pasadena Symphony’s Holiday Candlelight.

Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA with husband Patrick O’Neil and their beautiful dog Barber.

Aroussiak Baltaian Violin I

Linda Krantz Solo Handbell Artist

In the growing genre of solo English handbells, Linda Krantz, Solo Handbell Artist, has been wowing audiences with her artistry and skill since 2005. A visual as well as musical performer, a handbell soloist must combine the fluid grace of a dancer, the musicality of a virtuoso, and the precision of an athlete to perform on this demanding instrument. She is a master in all three. Linda has played throughout the United States and Europe and has been a solo guest artist twice in the Pasadena Symphony Holiday Candlelight concerts. She has premiered several original works, two of which she herself commissioned. Her love of classical music is exhibited in the music she plays (her favorite is Faurè), transcribing their works to her instrument. She was a featured concert soloist at National Seminar of the Handbell Musicians of America, a national organization promoting the advancement of the art of handbell ringing. All across the country Linda teaches the techniques and skills necessary for a solo handbell musician, encouraging young handbell musicians along the way. She is currently preparing to teach a Virtual Master Class in Solo Ringing, sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. Linda is the founding member of L.A. Bronze, a semi-professional

Linda resides in Glendale with her husband, Bill and her dog, Molly.

Described as “a remarkably mature young violinist with extraordinary stage presence”, “emerging as if a highly burnished and glowing ruby”, violinist Aroussiak Baltaian has gained an international attention through her extensive appearances as a prominent recitalist, soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Aroussiak Baltaian is a First and Grand prize winner of numerous competitions including the 2002 Burbank Philharmonic Competition, the 1997 “Maurice Warshaw Prize” Competition in Great Britain, the 1993 “Beethoven Club” Young Artists Competition in Memphis (TN), the 1985 “Henrik Wieniawski” National Young Artists Competition in Bulgaria and the 1985 “Yaroslav Kotzian” International Violin Competition in the Czech Republic where she was also awarded the honorary citizenship of the city. Among her other honors include winning awards at the 1996 “Rudolfo Lipizer Prize” International Competition in Italy, 1991 and 1995 “ Leopold Schopmaker” Mid-America Competition in Kansas City and the 1990 “Aram Khachaturyan” International Competition in New York City. She is the 1993 National Winner at the MTNA Collegiate Competition in Spokane, WA. As a soloist and recitalist, Ms. Baltaian has performed in major cities throughout the United States, Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Czech and Slovak Republics and Bulgaria. Her festival appearances include The International Festival-Institute

Artist Bios at Round Top (USA), Ojai Music Festival (USA), Mainly Mozart Festival (USA), Manchester Music Festival (USA), Spoleto Music Festival (Italy), Colorado Springs Music Festival (USA), Plovdiv and Varna International Music Festivals (Bulgaria). Ms. Baltaian’s recording experience is marked by the 1993 recording of the Aram Khachaturyan Violin Concerto, released on compact disc in Holland. Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Aroussiak Baltaian began to play the violin at the age of five with her father Garo Baltaian, with whom she completed her education at the “Dobrin Petkov” Music School in Plovdiv. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree as an Outstanding Graduate from the University of Central Arkansas where she studied with Kevork Mardirossian. Upon receiving a grant from The British Council, she continued studies at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London, England under the direction of Professor Yfrah Neaman where she was awarded the Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix). Ms. Baltaian received a Masters of Music Degree from the University of Southern California where she worked under the direction of Martin Chalifour. Ms. Baltaian currently serves on the faculty of the Music Department at the Master’s College. She is also a member of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Vivian Wolf Violin II

Vivian Wolf holds a Bachelors of Music from the Boston University School of Music and performs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in addition to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS Orchestra. From 2006 to 2008, she also worked as a writer with Opera Pacific. She additionally serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Musicians Assoc.

Local 47, Los Angeles California.

Qiang Wang Viola

John Qiang Wang has been a violist with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS orchestra since 1991. He has studied viola at Roosevelt University, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the University of Southern California. He served as an adjunct professor of viola at the University of Redlands, CA from 1996 to 1999. In addition to playing with the Pasadena Symphony, he has served as the principal violist with the San Bernadino Symphony since 1992 and the Asia America Symphony since 1993. He has also performed with Chicago Symphony and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras as a sub and recorded on the soundtracks of motion pictures in all major studios in Los Angeles, including Paramount, Warner Brothers, Sony and Capitol Records.

Judith Henderson Cello

Cellist Judith Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Education from Occidental College and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Southern California, and has been a freelance cellist in the Greater Los Angeles Area since 2011.

Alison Bjorkedal Harp

Hailed by the LA Times as an “excellent player” and “a force field unto her own, yet joined in something bigger, ” Alison Bjorkedal is a passionate ambassador for the harp, with a focus on new music. She is a Grammy award-winning musician who performs, records, and teaches in the greater Los Angeles area. In the studio and stage, Alison has performed for artists including Sia (“Salted Wound”, “Jesus Wept,” “Unforgettable” from “Finding Dory), Madonna (Rebel Heart), Nate Ruess (Grand Romantic), Kid Cudi (Passion,

Pain & Demon Slayin’), Il Divo, Idina Menzel, Salaam Remi, Mary J. Blige (Thank You), Adrian Younge, and Ali Shaheed Muhammed. She records for the motion picture and television industry (Penny Dreadful, Empire, Luke Cage, Finding Dory, Love, Simon, Independence Day: Resurgence, If I Stay, Lucy in the Sky, Annabelle Comes Home, IT 2) and appeared in two PBS Specials for David Foster and Andrea Bocelli; “My Christmas” and “Cinema” and the Pentatonix’s “A Very Pentatonix Christmas”. She is a member of Southwest Chamber Music, Golden State Pops Orchestra and MUSE/IQUE. Alison has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony/ Pops Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara and wildUP. As an advocate for contemporary music, Alison’s notable chamber music performances include the world premieres of William Kraft’s Encounters XII for harp and percussion; Anne LeBaron’s HSING for solo harp and LeBaron’s “Some Things Should Not Move” for soprano, flute, harp and double bass; and Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her chamber recordings include Grammy winning Harry Partch “Plectra and Percussion Dances”, Southwest Chamber Music’s “Complete Chamber Music of Carlos Chávez, Volume 4” and William Kraft’s “Encounters”, both Latin-Grammy nominated. As part of Just Strings, she released “Harrison: Works for harp, guitar and percussion”. US premieres include Gabriela Ortiz’s Rio de las Mariposas for two harps and steel drum; Ton That Thiet’s Les Jardins De Autre Monde for solo harp and mixed ensemble; Nguyen Thien Daos’ Au Dessus de Vent for solo harp and strings; 7

Artist Bios and Unsuk Chin’s Cosmigimmicks. She was featured as soloist with the Downey Symphony Orchestra and performed Lei Liang’s “Harp Concerto” with UC San Diego New Music Ensemble “Palimpsest”. Alison was born and raised in Kennewick, WA. She earned her Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in harp performance from the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with JoAnn Turovsky. Alison received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon (magna cum laude) where she studied harp with Sally Maxwell and Laura Zaerr. Alison is on faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Pasadena City College. She also gives private harp lessons. Alison also plays the Kithara with LA-based ensemble Partch, whose 2014 recording “Plectra and Percussion Dances” took home the Grammy for Best Classical Compendium.

Alan Steinberger Piano

Alan Steinberger is a first-call pianist and composer in the film, television and recording industries. He was credited and featured throughout the Academy Award-winning documentary March of the Penguins as well as the HBO films Bernard and Doris and Mrs. Harris. He has orchestrated and performed on the scores for the hit TV show King of the Hill, the cult sensation Firefly and the ground-breaking video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. He frequently composes music for commercials, including a multiple awarding-winning spot for Honda (people who look like their cars), earned a gold record for Winterlude, an album of contemplative Christmas instrumentals, and his cartoon likeness has been used as a character on the TV show Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. He currently resides as


the principal pianist of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra.

L.A. Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Under the artistic direction of Alex Guebert, L.A. Bronze is an invitation only handbell concert choir creating performances of the highest caliber for the community. Their music making is exciting and uplifting, and audiences around Southern California have praised their concerts. L.A. Bronze was chosen to perform the Handbell Musician’s of America’s Opening Concert at their National conference this past July. The group is comprised of accomplished handbell musicians who are seeking challenging opportunities for making music, while providing educational opportunities for the handbell community. Our members come from all over the L. A. basin and include musicians, educators, administrators and other professionals. CHRISTMAS HANDBELLS VIRTUAL ENSEMBLE

sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America Area 12 Alex Guebert - Conductor Nanci Alexander Scott Anderson Kathy Arnold Lauri Arrowsmith Lisa Baker Diane Barnes Susan Behnke Kristi Bower Suzanne Boxdorfer* Jeffery Brockway* Rachael Brown Jean Cobb Anita Cohen Richard Crawford Mary Dahlia Jennifer Davis Nancy Dies Shauna Dyer Karen Eggert Kathe Enright

Cindy Glessner Teri Gregory Christian Guebert* Sharon Guilliams Bernadine Gutridge Ann Habicht Kathie Hale Natalie Halvorson Stefani Hurt Helen Jacobson Nancy Jacobson Elizabeth Kerstein* Angela Knox Linda Krantz Steven Lake* Sunny Leos Mark Longfield* Susan Lowell Deb Madel Cheryl Malseed Gwen Marsh Lisa Masoni Anna McFarland* Patty Meeko Antje Mexner Katie Montgomery* Martie Muldoon Derek Nance Connie Nicholson Marcelle Nuoffer Nancy Pace Annika Pearson Kristeen Pemberton Carol Pence Carol Pickford* Scott Pickford* Brianne Pituley Sue Retzlaff Marilyn Ricciardi Sandra Ring Diane Rotramel Carlene Ruesenberg Fran Sanders Andrew Scher* Kaye Schmitz Brian Seemann Michèle Sharik* Laura Siegert Denean Smith Denise Sparks Jalin Stocker Erika Stoll Dorthy Strauch Jerilyn Struven Martha Toft Annette Trytten Cyndi Tully*

Artist Bios Sandie Tufts Fran Underwood Fernanda Van Atta Barb Walsh Debbie Watson Bethany Watt Evie Watt Lyle Watt Isable Wesche Natsuko Whelply Beckie Wiley Judy Willis Annette Winter Alison Yoho* *Member of Massed Rehearsal Choir

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), widely recognized for its agile bel canto sound and artistic excellence, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News). Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, who began his tenure in August 2018, LACC presents its own concerts and also performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Calder Quartet, Jacaranda and MUSE/IQUE. The Chorus serves more than 300 children ages 6 to 18 from 50 communities across Southern California in seven choirs – Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Chorale (LACC’s soprano, alto, baritone, bass ensemble), Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir – and a First Experiences in Singing program and First Experiences in Choral Singing Ensemble for 6-8-year-olds. LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, has

toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe. It appears on John Williams’ latest recording, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, release in 2017, as well as the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed Decca recording A Good Understanding. The subject of four documentaries by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award®nominated Sing!, about a year in the life of the choir; Sing Opera!, documenting the production of the LACC-commissioned family opera Keepers of the Night; Sing China!, chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China prior to the Beijing Olympics; and the CHOIR and the CONDUCTOR, which documents Artistic Director Emerita Anne Tomlinson’s final year as conductor and lasting impact on the chorus. LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and was featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits. Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Artistic Director Twyla Meyer, Principal Pianist CONCERT CHOIR

Alejandra Ayala Gabriela Ayala Sallie Berensten Emilia Bernstein Amelie Besch Isabella Bonfante Isaiah Cahalan Ella Cannon Ella Carey Theo Chambers Natalie Chan William Chang Nitya Chawla Kaylin Choi Elizabeth Christian Eleanor Cramer Aleina Cummings Maya Day

Anne-Elizabeth Debreu Anselm Decker Nathaniel Decker Trinity Dela Cruz Rachel DeMerit Daniel Dunlap Stephanie Endara Leigh Epstein Anika Erickson Sofia Flores-Castro Anna Fratto Lily Gustafson Charlotte Hart Tessa Henriod Sara Hightower Karina Ho Megan Hoffman Eva Karoly D Kasson Isabella Leyva Phoebe Li Rachel Loh Sasha Madilian Therese Magboo Emily Manookian Natalia Mathias Amelia Monsour Angeline Nim Aidan O’Connor Katherine Olsen Sophie Pang Clara Pierce Anna Ramirez Bianca Ramirez Cozette Rinde Kimberly Robinson Elena Ruiz Liv Ryssdal Frances Salata Ray Salata Emily Savage Samantha Savage Isabella Sawoski Matilda Scott Amelia Seropian Jasmine Sov Bahji Steele Leah Taylor Carmela Vargas von Breymann Reagan Voxman Emily Woo Rachel Yang Ava Zhang CHAMBER SINGERS

Alejandra Ayala Gabriela Ayala Isabella Bonfante


Artist Bios Leonie Casper Anika Erickson Kristin Haegelin Charlotte Hart Willa Hawthorne Karina Ho Eliza Jacobs Lily Keating Rachel Knell Rachel Loh Gracie Modean Amelia Monsour Angeline Nim Mia Patzakis Shelby Perez Esme Salzman Isabella Sawoski Amelia Seropian Madison Spitzer Rachel Yang For more information, please visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.

The Donald Brinegar Singers

Donald Brinegar is a conductor, tenor soloist, voice instructor, educator and master class clinician. Professor Emeritus of Music at Pasadena City College, Brinegar directed the Choral Studies program at PCC for 36 years. Brinegar also conducts the Donald Brinegar Singers, a community choral ensemble in Pasadena, California, and is Director of Choruses for the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. During the summers he co-directs the Cal State Los Angeles masters program in choral conducting. Brinegar has an extensive background as both a soloist and a conductor, having performed throughout the United States, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada. He has performed as a featured soloist with Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Roger Wagner, Gerard Swartz, Murray Sidlin, Howard Swan, Charles Hirt, Rod Eichenberger, William Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, and with numerous music festivals, orchestras and opera associations. He has collaborated artistically with Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow,


The Los Angeles Philharmonic, John Delancie, and the Chieftains. His choirs have performed for the American Choral Directors Association Conferences, California Music Educators (MENC), Choral Conductors Guild, and at Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Music Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. The Donald Brinegar Singers choral ensemble was founded in 1997 as an ensemble of former students and colleagues of Professor Brinegar. The Singers are the resident chorus for the Pasadena Symphony and POPS and have performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angeles Arboretum, among others. They have given premiere performances of the music of Bruce Babcock, David Childs, Emma Lou Diemer, Morten Lauridsen, Z. Randall Stroope, and Eric Whitacre. The Singers recorded the background score for the film The Bridge to Terabithia and are the featured ensemble in an Irish Folk Song Collection, Letters from Ireland by Mark Brymer. Donald Brinegar, conductor SOPRANO Melissa Aguilar Cynthia Chan Audrey Chu Susan Kasenow Tiffany Kataria Joanne Kennedy Kimberly McCandliss Melanie McKinnell Carol Rasmussen Elizabeth Rothbart Norma Russell Belinda Shreckengost Lauren Smith Laura Solomon Jenny Tisi Sonia Touri-Chiquet Lisa Bingham Wells Jeanne Windoffer ALTO Amy Arms Vickie Brown

Jayne Campbell Catherine Grigoryan Nancy Holland Beth Krause Camille Kunze Toni LeBell Carol Polanskey Saundra Va’Nessa Ramirez Jill Redding Gayle Old-Smith Merced Stratton TENOR Guillermo Aguilar Michael Garrido Jonathan Gould Jeff Miles David Pitts Evan Roberts Esteben Rodriguez Charles Rynerson David Saldaùa Betsy Wheeler Cris Windoffer BASS Julian van Eyken David Ferguson Micah Chan Chris Johnsten Patrick Johnston Charlie Noecker Herb Normura Denney Premkumar Daniel Radmacher Craig Scoon Lincoln Wood

Glendale City Church Sanctuary Choir Dr. Clarissa Shan, Director Kemp Smeal, Piano SOPRANO Stephanie Aston Dong Ja Hong Patricia Killen Clara Ramirez-Johnson Zaida Rothstein Joslyn Sarshad Lissie Quishenberry ALTO Vivian Cain Zineb Fikri Judith McClure

Artist Bios Argenta Walther Elizabeth Wenz TENOR Charles Lane Sal Malaki Douglas Shultz BASS Lyzer Cain Dave Furguson Ben Lin Jesse L. Martin

Vallejo Drive Seventh-Day Adventist Church Choir Dr. Helene Quintana, Director Dr. Haesung Park, Organ SOPRANO Alinas Roitstein Debora Mayhan Yohaira Diaz Susana Solis Mirta Marconi Paulette Jumalon Sara Pintos Sonya DeLang Raelene Delamen Audolina Cares Marina Williams Rina Ritivoiu ALTO Belen Pachalian Jennifer Wallace Marina Raines Susan Kanim Adriana Kalbermater Stephanie Perez Irene Becerra Mercy Luna Marina Raines Miriam Riffel Dalinger Ana Gutierrez Tenor Timothy Gonzalez Stephen Cannon Angelo Luna Anibal Kalbermater James Hearn BASS Scott Lehmkul Gabriel Manro Ian Luna

Gabriel ReoyoPazos Mark DeLange German Flores Leonardo Ferrando Hugo Riffel Dalinger Gary Raines Mathew Daley Togar Mamora Jonathan Mamora

Glendale Adventist Academy Chorale Tim Hansen, Director SOPRANO Christina Blay Emily Garrett MJ Legaspi Megan Sewell ALTO Jailynn Custodia Isabel Salvador Victoria Santos Kylie Venus TENOR Mark Dones Noah Recalde BASS Jordan Legaspi Noah Manmano Andrew Tobola Aaron Wong

Temple City United Methodist Church Choir Dr. Clarissa Shan, Director Valerie Tambaoan, Piano SOPRANO Connie Decken Sandy Eckart Marcia Galland Fiona Reimers Alia Vagara ALTO Ann Cheng Hilde Garrison Inah Oh



Florence Titmus


Chair endowed by Hazel B. Mason in memory of Albert W. Mason, Jr.

David Lockington Michael Feinstein


Sam Fischer Pamela Gates

Larry Blank

Joel Pargman Rebecca Rutkowski Hiromi Warren Vivian Wolf

David Cubek




CONCERTMASTER Paul and Georgianna Erskine Chair

Amy Hershberger


Elizabeth Hedman


Aroussiak Baltaian

Chair endowed by Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hezlep III

Mei Chang Sharon Harman Carrie Kennedy Nancy Roth Neil Samples Marc Sazer Audrey Solomon Irina Voloshina


PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Barbara Mann Steinwedell

Andrew Picken

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by John D. Baldeschwieler & Marlene R. Konnar


Carole Castillo Suzanna Giordano Gignac Lynn Grants Aaron Oltman Qiang Wang


PRINCIPAL Chair endowed in honor of Edith Roberts by her children and their spouses




PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Allan W. Fink in memory of Elvera Doctor Fink

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Dr. George Housner

Chair endowed by Alice Marie Simon

Drew Dembowski

Christian Kollgaard

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Lorian W. Stillion in memory of Ardell Stillion

Peter Doubrovsky Lisa Gass Frances Liu Philip Smith


Heather Clark

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Bridget Emerson

Sarah Weisz

Chair endowed by Dr. and Mrs. John D. F. Tarr in memory of Edna Mae Tarr


Geraldine Rotella Chair endowed by Richard P. & Jane Roe


Lara Wickes

Reggie Wilson PRESIDENT

Lora Unger



Dr. Annette L. Ermshar VP GOVERNANCE

Priscilla McClure SECRETARY

M. Brian McMahon


Robert Michero VP FINANCE

Charlie Mustachia VP INVESTMENTS

Diane Rankin


Barbara M. Steinwedell VP DEVELOPMENT

Philip O’Connor


BASS CLARINET Ralph Williams

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Massar




PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Mrs. Ulric Bray

Rose Corrigan Judith Farmer




James Thatcher

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Charles Pankow Builders Limited

Dan Kelley

Chair endowed by Mr. & Mrs. John H. Glanville

Todd Miller


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by J. Richard Love in celebration of his high school music teacher, Rose Eneboe Steele

Lisa Geering-Tomoff

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Dr. Clifford M. Hughes

Trina Carey Nadine Hall Vahe Hayrikyan Judith Henderson Deborah Kollgaard Ryan Sweeney

Chair endowed by Richard P. & Jane Roe

Dane Little

ENGLISH HORN Position Vacant

Marissa Benedict

David Searfoss Kevin Brown



Pam Ackrich Elizabeth Grossman Besch Darrell G. Brooke Catherine “Tink” Cheney Craig Colbath Carl W. Cooper Dr. Alan Fisher Joanne Freed Veronica Garabedian Joseph Grosso Freddi Hill Greg Holcomb Kara Lew Larew Clara Maarse Leslie Marble Candice Rosen Shadi Sanbar Anneila Sargent Margaret H. Sedenquist Maryam Shah-Hosseini Drusie Taylor William E. Thomson Kimberly S. Winick Katherine A. Wolking

Lisa Ashworth Supervisor Kathryn Barger Claud Beltran Diane Blum Jenifer Paul Bode Congresswoman Judy Chu Alicia Garcia Clark Donald P. Clark Lynn Cooper Anita B. Fromholz Beth Hansen Kay Kochenderfer Toomey Marlene R. Konnar Linda L. Krantz Ronald M. LaBran Councilmember Steve Madison Greta Mandell Brian McDermott Susan Shieff Dr. Linda Tolbert Chelisa Vagim Mindy L. Ying

James Self

JoAnn Turovsky

PIANO/KEYBOARD Alan Steinberger

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by the family and friends of Dr. Nelson J. Leonard in honor of his 85th birthday


Wade Culbreath

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Linda & William Krantz

PERCUSSION Theresa Dimond

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Barbara Mann Steinwedell

Mike Englander Jason Goodman


William Booth



Brian O’Donnell

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Mr. & Mrs. David Traitel


Terry Cravens

Chair endowed by The Stans Foundation

PRINCIPAL Chair endowed by Mrs. Uric Bray in memory of Henri Debusscher

Board & Staff OFFICERS

Donald Foster

Donald Brinegar


Pin Chen


Alex Chu


David Cubek


Drew Flaherty

Brent Anderson


Gwyneth Raimondo


Anne Rardin


Melinda Rice


Kyle Smith



Tim Harwick

Jack Taylor



Joshua Lipton

Lora Unger

Marisa McCarthy

Scott Vandrick

Nina Montoya

Gary Yearick




Corporate Sponsorship and Major Supporters Thank you to all of our supporters. Through your ongoing contributions, Pasadena Symphony Association is able to present highquality live music performances and provide vital musical education and arts access to audiences of all ages. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the following corporations, foundations and government partners for providing an annual gift to support the Pasadena Symphony Association’s performance and educational programming. Gift list is from January 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 Partial list of gifts $5,000 and above

Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association

Michero Family


Pasadena Symphony Association Supporters The Pasadena Symphony Association gratefully acknowledges our supporters. Your gifts ensure that today's audiences and those still to come can access the beauty and joy of music. A wide range of donor benefits are offered at various giving levels. For more information, please call 626-793-7172, ext. 45. Gifts listed from September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.




Supervisor Kathryn Barger Chantal & Stephen Bennett Cynthia Bennett & Ed de Beixedon Dean & Karen Billman Edward & Alicia Garcia Clark Carl W. Cooper & Lynn Van Dam Cooper Dorothy & Michael Doyle Dr. Annette L. Ermshar & Dan Monahan Walt Fidler Anita B. & Haley Fromholz Mr. & Mrs. Tom Gilfoy Joseph L. Grosso & Loren Escandon Beth & Rob Hansen Gary Kearney & Mary Lou Byrne Raymond & Cinty Kepner Christopher M. Laquer Ilona Linden Bill Ling Sue & Paul Lowden Doreen & Don Oleson Dora Page & John Shields Charlie & Sandra Plowman Diane & Herb Rankin Candice & Steven Rosen Dr. Jeffrey & Susan Postman Paula & Lloyd Ross Nathan Saper & Kelly Oki Ellyn & Rich Semler Vicki & Brad Schwartz Margaret H. Sedenquist Mr. & Mrs. George Strong, Jr. Fanya & William Thomson Kay Kochenderfer Toomey & Frank Toomey Michelle Tyson Patty Waggoner Jill Wondries

($20,000 or more per year)

Anonymous Catherine “Tink” Cheney & Barry Jones Barbara & Jack* Dawson Charles Fairchild Carol & Warner* Henry C. Bryan Johns & Alec Call Marlene R. Konnar & John D. Baldeschwieler Jerry & Terri Kohl Linda & William Krantz Clara Maarse Jeannette & Warren Martin Anne Akiko Meyers & Jason Subotky Susan Napier Gaylord E. Nichols Shadi & Jennifer Sanbar Barbara Mann Steinwedell Hon. Robert E. Willett


($10,000 to $19,999 per year)

Anonymous Diane & Fred Blum Donald & Sally Clark Gina & Dana Coates Georgianna Bray Erskine Dr. Alan Fisher Joanne Freed & Richard Mendelson Veronica & Greg Garabedian Irwin Helford Freddi & Kenneth Hill George Kunkel Kara Lew Larew & James Larew Janice Lee-McMahon & M. Brian McMahon Rob Moore Anneila Sargent Amy Stephens Alyce de Roulet Williamson Reginald A. Wilson & English A. Heisser

($5,000 to $9,999 per year)


SUPPORTERS Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Lisa Ashworth & Allen McMullen Elizabeth & Holger Besch

Anne Blomstrom Jan & David Demont Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Durant Dr. & Mrs. Richard I. Feinberg Gerald Fishbein & Millicent Reynolds Patricia & Charles Frandson Megan & Rick Foker Mr. & Mrs. James Gallagher Fred Glienna Carrie & Tim Grochow Eric “Tony” Gronroos Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Gustafson Jeff Hacker Norma Hanlin Greg Holcomb & Todd Nickey Manny Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Alan Karme Ronald M. LaBran & Linda Relyea Cynthia & Michael Malone Greta Mandell Priscilla McClure Brian & Lynne McDermott Anne and Matthew Mettler Charlie Mustachia & David Courier Bobbie & Henry Moon Mr. & Mrs. Lee* Mothershead Charles & Caroline Norman Theresa Patzakis & Dean Collins Janet J. Rose Helga & Gary Sherman Susan & Bill Shieff Laurie & Robert Silton Melissa Springstead Alice & Ed Stone Gregory Stone & Cynthia Vail Betsey Tyler Scott Vandrick & Tony Foster Mark Waco Booker T. & Sarita White Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous Kim Aaron Pam & Jerry Ackrich cc Jane & Dan Armel Brenda Baity & Scott Long

Bill & Pat Bedford Ruth Ann Bell cc William B. Bridges & Linda J. McManus Patricia & Dennis Burke Mr. & Mrs. John Byer Julie Campoy Dr. & Mrs. Michael Cann Renate & Mel Cohen cc Susanne Cohen cc Kathleen Colburn Chelby Crawford Gail and Jon Crotty Gloria & Cleveland B. Crudgington Linda S. Dickason Mr. & Mrs. George Forbescc Lois Frankel Cary Franklin cc Bobbie & Jerry Furrey cc Jenina & Donald Garrett Marcia Good Sandra Heffesse Ronald Lee Helmuth & M. Kelly Malone Judith & Brian Henderson cc Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Jones Manny Kaplan Jim & Beverlee Bickmore Kelly cc Patricia H. Ketchum Terri & Tom Keville cc Lorraine Kiewiet Charles Kolstad & Caroline Bloxsom Steve Lazarian & Stephanie Pearl cc George Leal & Ann Beeson-Leal Jay Lusche Adel Luzuriaga cc Lorie MacKenzie Margaret L. Mathews Weta & Allen Mathies Gretchen McNally & Rufus Rhoades Robert & Kimberly Michero cc Gretl & Arnold Mulder Kenton Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Douglas H. Nogle Christine M. Ofiesh cc Angel Y. & Clement M. Ogden Dr. Rita H. Palmer Anne Breck Peterson Janet Petersen


Barbara & Tony Phillips cc Eda Pinkston Gloria & Don Pitzer cc Thomas & Daryl Pollock cc Debbie Prout cc Bob Rector Joan Redford Shelly Reisch Frances Richmond & Gerald Loeb Matthew Rimmer Rosemary & Robert Risley Vivian & Ray Rodriguez Mrs. Halaine Rose cc Paul Rusnak Julie Saper cc Kevin Savage & Britta Lindgren Jennifer & Mike Schloessmann Dr. and Mrs. Allan Scholl Evelyn Shaffer cc K. John & Monica Shaffer cc Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sun Philip A. Swan Laney & Tom Techentin Samuel M. Thomasson cc Carol & Bill Thomson Bridgette Sophia Tolbert cc Rhodes & Liz Trussell cc Laurie & David Turner John Vogt Drs. Bart & Pam Wald cc Ann & Richard Ward, Jr. cc Fred & Becky Weaver Karin & Frederick Wentzel, Jr. Christiane Wheeler Barbara & Ian White-Thomson Kimberly Winick & Lawrence Chamblee cc Katherine A. Wolking Wendy & Philip Wyatt Mindy L. Ying cc Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Yost cc William* & Eileen Zimmermancc $500 - $999 Anonymous Mark Anderson Nancy Asher Todd Bayer & Alexander Murray Jesse Beauchamp James Black Mr. & Mrs. William J. Bogaard Gabrielle Bruveris Bernard Buchanan cc Kitty Cahalan George Cassat Jamie Casso Linda Chang Marna & Robert Cornell Suzanne & James Crisp Jessie Duffy


Dr. & Mrs. David G. Elliott Sarah Young Fisher Mark Forbes Dr. & Mrs. Steven Frautschi Gerri Lee Frye Noel Hall Charlotte & Simon Harrison Marci Heslov Mr. & Mrs. William Horsfall Dorothy K. Hull Gloria Koeppel Charles Kolstad & Caroline Bloxsom Stephanie & Kent Kuster Dr. Jean L. Lauricella Michael & Nancy Leb Mr. & Mrs. Edward Lee, Jr. Deborah & Boyd Lewis William Marble Dr. & Mrs. J. Howard Marshall III Charles Mathews Heidi & Steve McLean Judith McLaughlin Cheryl Mead Maggie Meline Barbara & Philip Miller Roger & Gloria V. Mullendore Robert & Carol Lee Nielsen Bob & Arlene Oltman Antoinette & Robert Perpall Tamara Peterson Julian Ponce Xia Qiu & Zhen-Gang Wang Barbara Radford Winnie Reitnouer Jonathan Rios Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rittenhouse Susan Romeo & Michael Johnson Marsha Rood Frank Salz Friedrich Seitz Richard Schulhof & Sandy Goodenough Betty & Norri Sirri Huiying Shen Gregg Smith Lisa & David Takata Drusie Taylor Roselyn & Saul Teukolsky Martha Thompson Jodie Ullman Tanya Vandrick & Casey Wells Clarissa Weirick Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrick Whaley Joanne & J. Dale Williamson Mary I. Wilson $250 - $499

Anonymous Jeanne Adams & Bob Frank Minna & Roger Adams Wayne April & Jeffrey Gutstadt Eric W. Bell &

Susanne Spangler Victoria Binder Marilyn Bozanic William Brownlie Shirley Burton Wei Sian Chia Nancy & Martin Chalifour Craig Colbath & Ann Voyer Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clarke Julie Clayton Stephanie & Dennis Cohen Jeff Collins Abbey & Stew Cornwell Mr. & Mrs. Stuart N. Cypherd Janet Doud Mrs. Robert Farmer Steven Flesch Sharon Frey David & Natalie Fu Geoffrey Gordon Andrea & Charles Hargrove Jane & Carl Herrmann Lynne Hillenbrand Susan Hoffman Grant Holcomb Betsy & Lloyd Hoover Joan Hopp Bennett Richard A. Hotaling David Housh Dr. & Mrs. Waldo Jackson Harry Jacobs Missy & Paul Jennings Brian & Deborah Jones Rebecca Kalis Dr. Rodanthi C. Kitridou, M.D. John Klein Jerry Kronenberg Wesley Kruse Mickey Lewis Ross & Mary MacMichael Mrs. Melba Macneil Mona & Frank Mapel Charlotte Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Paul Martinet Andi Marygold Linda Massey Don & Cheryl Mead Kathleen Mulligan Mona & Ron Neter Julie & Robert Oropallo Laurie & Bob Orvis Jean Osher Donna Perez Edward Perez Peggy Quijada & Mathias Franke Gordon Reynertson Norma Richman Wallace J. Rogozinski Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Rosen Eugene & Nancy Rostkowski Lawrence Rubenstein George J. Scherer Janice Seaman Diana Sedenquist & Jack Fisher

Jamie Shaheen Nicola Shangrow Reilly Leah Snell Barbara Spaulding Ann Stewart Leslie & Pamela Stocker Steven L. Strange Arthur Tesser Peter & Coralyn Taylor John Tenfelder Valeria & Robert Toms Anita Tsuji Mr. & Mrs. Jorge A. Uribe Chelisa & James Vagim Janet Wall Robert & Audrey Woods Marsha Willhite Judy & Randy Wilson Janet R. Zadeh Linda Zimmer $100 - $249 Anonymous Chris Adams Karen Adams Polly Allen Dr. & Mrs. Mark P. Amico Teresa Anderson-Dvoracek Donna Arcaro Sylvia Arreola Robin & Dick Asjes Mr. & Mrs. Howard Backer Bruce Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Olin Barrett Armida Baylon Sue Beall Jack & Pat Beauchamp Cynthia Benton Starrett Berry Adrienne & Michael Blackman Heather Blair-Pearce Ashok Boghani Susan Bowen Noel Boyle Marilyn Bozanic Cynthia Bradley Marian M. Brown Vickie Brown John Cabot Joan Caillouette Cheryl & Philip Cannon You Fan Cao Julia Carlblom Grace & David Cashion Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Carter Mary L. Charles Dr. & Mrs. Michael Churukian Russell Cinque Jr Andrew Clack Elizabeth Cohn Linda Collier Alice Coulombe Elissa De Angelo Joanette & Terence De Sousa Mr. & Mrs. Larry DeBoer Patricia Delk

Pasadena Symphony Association Supporters Richard J. Diephuis Patrici Digennaro Dudley Doan Mark Dorenfeld Lynn & Richard Dotts Andre & Inger Dressler Jonathan Dunn Adrienne Edmonston Faye Eggerding Elisabeth Emirhanian Michelle Escobar David Falconer Dawn Fanning Moore Mr. & Mrs. Rob Farber Rita & Kenneth Farfsing Carmen Farmer Kevin Fichtner Monique Frese Barbara Gantz Tony A. Garcia Carol & Jerry Garrett Mrs. George Gasper Barbara George Sylvie & Roger Gertmenian Kathryn Gillespie Evelyn Gilmartin Sharon Goodrich Drs. David & Judith Goodstein Kathryn Grace Leah Granof Wadie Gravely Judith Graven Dennis Greninger Leonard Gross Mayra Guffin Migum Gweon Erica Hahn Elizabeth Hall Aliki Haralambos John Harris Rebecca Haussling Yolanda Head Thomas & Norma Heaton Bret Holguin Michael Horner Dennis Houlihan Annika Irmscher Josie Jaramillo Shari Johnson Hannah & Emmanuel Jung Cheryl Kane Sylvie Khayat Juli Khoe Steven & Fidelia Klein Armin Kleinboehl Dr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Knauss Jacqueline Knowles Maren Christine Kopp Patricia Korbel Giuliano Kornberg

Mr. & Mrs. Daryl R. Korns Laurie Kovalenko Larry Krasner Rosanne M. Kusar Jeffrey Landau Lindsey Lansburgh Trudy Lapin Anne & Thomas Laskey Theresa & Michael Lee Susan Lee Earle Levine Simone & Marvin Liebman Barbara Little Claudia Lin Cheryl Little Mary Anne Lower Leslie Lowes Debbi & Kenneth Lowman Brian MacGregor Sandra Macintosh Eric Magallon Fred Manaster Michele Maple Sally & Otis Marston James Margitan & Anita Sohus Diane & Craig Martin Christopher Martin Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Mathison Joan McManamon Lynn Mehl Adrienne & Ryan Meier Ricardo Mendoza Kim Michalski Mildred Milgrom, M.D. Stephanie Miller Charles Minsky Miles Mitchell Phyllis Mueller Lila Nagai Joseph Noga Judith & Donald Norquist Cynthia & George Null Janice Ohta & Fred Weiss Naomi Paris Jeongmi Park Julie Parker Pamela Parker Lynn Peckham Joseph Petrotta Susie Pickett Bob Phillips Hilane Pincus Teena Pitts John Plumb Esther Prince Juliette Quinn Nancy Ramirez Jeanne Rankin Erika & Kenneth Riley Hannah & Brock Robertson

Ernest Robles Michael Ross Patricia Russell Dr. & Mrs. Hervey D. Segall Mr. & Mrs. Richard Seibel Linda Semain Michael Shelton Jean Siegel Quentin Skaggs & David Charpenel Gale Sinatra Bob Snodgrass Anne-Marie Spataru Donna Spurrell Nancy Sullivan Melanie & Steve Summers Melani & Craig Smith Elisabeth Szupinska Dr. & Mrs. John D. F. Tarr Jack Taylor John Tenfelder Margaret Thomas Christopher Thompson Billie Jane Tone Maria & Terry Tornek Susan Turner Robert & Mae Uchida James Ukroopina Robert Urso Dianne & Gary Uyeda Paul Vazquez Patricia Vick Miriam Vukich Marv Walker Valerie Weiss Janet & William Wells Dr. & Mrs. Reginald & Tasha Wilkins Dr. Ronald Wing & Mr. Bruce Masten Dr. & Mrs. Gary Wullschlager Romy & Peter Wyllie Sonja Yates Ruth Zemke

Gifts Given in Honor Of

Gifts listed are from September 1, 2019 to October 1, 2020. Gift in honor of Elizabeth Grossman Besch Paul and Margie Grossman

Dr. Jean L. Lauricella Gift in honor of Barbara Mann Steinwedell Ann Horton Kathleen Peck

Gifts Given in Memory Of

Gifts listed are from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. In memory of Katherine Ballard Terry Seidler In memory of Ethel Stratton (Bunny) Gould Paul and Josette Bellan Connie M Rodriguez In memory of Loretta Mathews Charles Mathews In memory of Trischa O’Hanlon Raymond & Cinty Kepner In memory of Louise & Richard Major Donna Spurrell Conductor’s Circle Members * Deceased


Sustaining Members

(recurring donations for [a minimum] of 12 months)

Wei Sian Chia Edward & Alicia Garcia Clark Terri & Tom Keville Trudy Lapin Tony Foster Deborah B. Lewis Greta Mandell Jonathan Rios Rosemary & Bob Risley Janet J. Rose Leah Snell John Tenfelder Scott Vandrick James Woolum

Gift in honor of Greg Holcomb Grant Holcomb Gift in honor of Ray Kepner Peggy Lennon & Richard Tom



Thank you to those donors who have stepped up to support the Pasadena Symphony Association as we navigate through this disruptive time. Gifts listed from March 18, 2020 to September 30, 2020 Anonymous (10) Pam & Jerry Ackrich Karen Adams Andrea & Charles Hargrove Teresa Anderson-Dvoracek Charles E. Antoniak Wayne April & Jeffrey Gutstadt Donna Arcaro Jane & Dan Armel Lisa Ashworth & Allen McMullen Dick & Robin Asjes Brenda Baity & Scott Long Mihwa Bang Joanne Bark-Massey Ann Barrett Adrienne Bass Charles R. Battaglia Todd Bayer & Alexander Murray Armida Baylon Sue Beall Jesse Beauchamp Pat Beauchamp Eric W. Bell & Susanne Spangler Ruth Ann Bell Cliff Bender Cynthia Bennett & Ed de Beixedon Cynthia Benton Nick Bernstein Elizabeth & Holger Besch Dean & Karen Billman Ms. Heather Blair-Pearce John Blanchard Company Helene Block Diane & Fred Blum Ashok Boghani Susan Bowen Marilyn Bozanic Cynthia V. Bradley Bruce Breiby Darrell Brooke & Arline Zagarnaga Marian M. Brown Vickie Brown Jean Bruce Poole Patricia & Dennis Burke Shirley Burton Mary Lou Byrne & Gary Kearney Susan Campbell Cheryl & Philip Cannon

You Fan Cao Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Carter Binnie Chan David Charpenel Geraldine Chen Catherine “Tink� Cheney & Barry Jones Jenny Cheng Wei Sian Chia Kelly Christ Wendy & Michael Churukian Russell Cinque Jr. Andrew Clack Alicia Garcia Clark & Edward Clark Mr. & Mrs. Donald P. Clark Edward Clarke Julie Clayton Renate & Mel Cohen Stephanie & Dennis Cohen Elizabeth Cohn Craig Colbath & Ann Voyer Kathleen Colburn Linda Collier Jeff Collins Peggy Collins Carl W. Cooper & Lynn Van Dam Cooper Marna Cornell Abbey & Stan Cornwell Chelby Crawford John Cross Gail Crotty Uzi Daniel Barbara & Jack* Dawson Elissa De Angelo Joanette & Terence De Sousa Patricia Delk Richard J. Diephuis Patricia Digennaro Dudley Doan Janet Doud Dorothy & Michael Doyle Andre Dressler Frank Dryden Jessie Duffy Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Durant Barry DuRon Barbara T Edgington Todd Edgington Adrienne Edmonston Faye Eggerding Dr. Annette L. Ermshar & Dan Monahan

Georgianna Bray Erskine Chip Fairchild David Falconer Dawn Fanning Moore Mr. & Mrs. Rob Farber Rita & Kenneth Farfsing Mrs. Robert Farmer Richard Feinberg Ruth Wood Fettes Kevin Fichtner Walt Fidler Dr. Alan Fisher Megan Foker Jeanne Adams & Bob Frank Kenneth Franklin Joanne Freed & Richard Mendelson Monique Frese Marilyn Friedman Anita B. & Haley Fromholz David Fu Katherine Gabel Tony A. Garcia Edgar Garcia-Mora Jenina & Donald Garrett Mrs. George Gasper Barbara George Sylvie Gertmenian Sherry Giang-Chen Kathryn Gillespie Evelyn Gilmartin Coralie Goldsmith Marcia Good David & Judith Goodstein Jamie Gorman Wadie Gravely Judith Graven Richard Graves Dennis Greninger Leonard Gross Margie Grossman Joseph L. Grosso & Loren Escandon Migum Gweon Erica Hahn Elizabeth Hall Beth & Rob Hansen Aliki Haralambos John Harris Shirline Hartono Rebecca Haussling Yolanda Head Thomas & Norma Heaton Irwin Helford

Richard Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Herrmann, Jr. Diana Hill Lynne Hillenbrand Susan Hoffman Grant Holcomb Greg Holcomb & Todd Nickey Bret Holguin Elizabeth Hoover Dennis Houlihan Dorothy K. Hull Annika Irmscher Kiku Lani Iwata Waldo Jackson Lonny Jacobs C. Bryan Johns & Alec Call Candis Marko Shari Johnson Susan Romeo & Michael Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Jones Dr. & Mrs. Emmanuel Jung Rebecca Kalis Cheryl Kane Herbert Kanigher Cassie Kao Manny Kaplan Kathy Karme Raymond & Cinty Kepner Patricia Ketchum Terri & Tom Keville Sylvie Khayat Juli Khoe Lorraine Kiewiet Steven & Fidelia Klein Armin Kleinboehl Dr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Knauss Moon Ko Kay Kochenderfer Toomey & Frank Toomey Gloria Koeppel AnnMarie Kolakowski Charles Kolstad & Caroline Bloxsom Marlene R. Konnar & John D. Baldeschwieler Vanessa Kopcho Maren Christine Kopp Patricia Korbel Giuliano Kornberg Mr. & Mrs. Daryl R. Korns Dr. Berjouhi Koukeyan Laurie Kovalenko Linda & William Krantz


Larry Krasner George Kunkel Rosanne M. Kusar Stephanie and Kent Kuster Jeffrey Landau Christine Langteau Lindsey Lansburgh Trudy Lapin Christopher M. Laquer Anne & Thomas Laskey Jin Lee Michael Lee Mijeong Lee Ronald Lee Helmuth & M. Kelly Malone Robert Lefkowitz Stephanie Leifer Earle Levine Kara Lew Larew & James Larew Deborah & Boyd Lewis Charlene Liebau Claudia Lin Ilona Linden Sara Lippincott Barbara Little Shuyan Liu Gerald Loeb & Frances Richmond Daniel D. Lopez Mary Anne Lower Leslie Lowes Sandra Macintosh Lorie Mackenzie Eric Magallon Fred Manaster Greta & Peter Mandell Mona & Frank Mapel Michele Maple William Marble Charlotte Marsh Dr. & Mrs. J. Howard Marshall III Christopher Martin Diane & Craig Martin Jeannette & Warren Martin Linda Massey Margaret L. Mathews Weta & Allen Mathies Priscilla McClure Brian & Lynne McDermott Judith McLaughlin Heidi & Steve McLean Joan McManamon Gretchen McNally Cheryl & Don Mead Lynn Mehl Adrienne Meier Vincent Melamed Maggie Meline


Ricardo Mendoza Matthew Mettler Anne Akiko Meyers & Jason Subotky Kim Michalski Ailene Michel Robert & Kimberly Michero Stephanie Miller Charles Minsky Miles Mitchell Roger & Gloria V. Mullendore Kathleen Mulligan Rodney Mullinax Charlie Mustachia & David Courier Lila Nagai Bret Naylor Mona & Ron Neter Gaylord E. Nichols Nancy & Harry Nicoll Joseph Noga Charles & Caroline Norman Janice Ohta & Fred Weiss Lori Oliver Julie & Robert Oropallo Agnes Pape Naomi Paris Jeongmi Park Julie Parker Pamela Parker Caroline Patrice Peck Lynn Peckham Donna Perez Anne Breck Peterson Joseph Petrotta Susie Pickett Eda Pinkston Teena Pitts Julian Ponce Kate Ponzio Dr. Jeffrey & Susan Postman Harry Potter Juliette Quinn Natasha Raikhel Nancy Ramirez Diane & Herb Rankin Jeanne Rankin Shelly Reisch Winnie Reitnouer Gerald Fishbein & Millicent Reynolds Erika Riley Matthew Rimmer Jonathan Rios Rosemary & Robert Risley Ralph Rittenhouse Ernest Robles Wallace J. Rogozinski

Marsha Rood Halaine Rose Janet J. Rose Candice & Steven Rosen Michael Ross Patricia Russell Frank Salz Shadi & Jennifer Sanbar Julie Saper Anneila Sargent George Scherer Betsy Reifsnider & Bob Schlichting Jennifer & Mike Schloessmann Dr. & Mrs. Allan Scholl Richard Schulhof & Sandy Goodenough Ann Schwab Janice Seaman Diana Sedenquist & Jack Fisher Margaret H. Sedenquist Linda Semain Evelyn Shaffer Jamie Shaheen Nicola Shangrow Reilly Michael Shelton Huiying Shen Bill & Susan Shieff Belinda Shreckengost Jean Siegel Gale Sinatra Steven Smith Leah Snell Katie Somero Anne-Marie Spataru Melissa Springstead Donna Major Spurrell Robin & Benjamin T. Stafford Barbara Mann Steinwedell Ann Stewart Lotus Stewart Alice & Ed Stone Steven L. Strange William Sullivan Melanie & Steve Summers Phil Swan Polly & Stender Sweeney Drusie Taylor Jack Taylor Laney & Tom Techentin John Tenfelder Christopher Thompson Martha Thompson Michael Thompson Fanya & Bill Thomson Billie Jane Tone John Torres Daphne Trager

Evelyn Tucker Laurie & David Turner Susan Turner Vance Tyree James Ukroopina Jodie Ullman Hyon Um Dianne Uyeda Chelisa & Jim Vagim Scott Vandrick & Tony Foster Tanya Vandrick & Casey Wells Paul Vazquez Patricia Vick John Vogt Miriam Vukich Drs. Bart & Pam Wald Marv Walker Cheryl Watanabe Valerie Weiss Esther Wender J. Patrick Whaley Christiane Wheeler Booker T. & Sarita White Marilynne Wilander Hon. Robert E. Willett Alyce de Roulet Williamson Joanne & J. Dale Williamson Mary I. Wilson Reginald A. Wilson & English A. Heisser Dr. Ronald Wing & Bruce Masten Katherine A. Wolking Shine Woo Robert & Audrey Woods

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Corporate, Foundation, Government & Community Partner Gifts Partnerships with institutions are vital to the success of the Pasadena Symphony Association. We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters: $200,000+

Ahmanson Foundation

$75,000 - $149,999

Sierra Auto Group Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association

$50,000 - $74,999

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Ann Peppers Foundation Bank of America Financial Technology Solutions International Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Michero Family Wine* Northern Trust

$15,000 - $24,999

Anonymous The Capital Group Companies

City National Bank City of Hope Dwight Stuart Youth Fund Hollywood Piano* Innovative Skincare Lucas, Horsfall, Murphy & Pindroh, LLP Pasadena Community Foundation Rusnak Automotive Group United Western Insurance Brokers

$5,000 - $14,999

Adventist Health Glendale California Arts Council Edmund A. & Marguerite L.A. Burke Foundation City of Arcadia City of Pasadena Colburn Foundation The Charles & Henrietta Johnson Detoy Foundation Deutsche Bank Dolphin Event Rentals* Hear MD – Dr. Alan J. Fisher

Garabedian Wealth Management Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greg Holcomb Real Estate Kepner Mediation LLC KUSC* Linden Optometry Youssef & Kamel Mawardi Fund Miller Kaplan Arase LLP Motor Parks* PRG Worldwide Entertainment* Santa Anita Park* Schlinger Chrisman Foundation Screenworks* Seyfarth Shaw LLP Steinway Pasadena* Vons Foundation Wells Fargo

$1,000 - $4,999

AFM Local 47 Supervisor Kathryn Barger, 5th District John Blanchard Company Claud Beltran & Co. Catering* Julienne Fine Foods &

Celebrations GGE Foundation H. Leslie & Elaine S. Hoffman Foundation Laird Norton Family Foundation Mark McNelis & Associates MonteCedro Parkway Grill Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Pillar Pacific Capital Management Wolfe Foundation

Under $1,000

Amazon Smile The Gooden School Pasadena Arts Society Valley Hunt Club* Vroman’s Bookstore * Gift in Kind




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John D. & Edith M. Roberts Legacy Society Pasadena Symphony Association brings great music to life. You can ensure our mission lasts for the next generation through a planned gift that will make a lasting contribution to your orchestra. As a tribute to Jack and Edith Roberts, the Pasadena Symphony Association launched the Jack D. and Edith M. Roberts Legacy Society to support building legacies through planned gifts.


WAYS TO GIVE GIFTS NOW: Appreciated Securities IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts Appreciated Property

Dr. Alan Fisher

GIFTS LATER: Bequest Gift of Retirement Plan Assets Endowment Gift

Dr. Alan Fisher’s love of music started at the age of seven when he began piano lessons and continues today with his membership in the Legacy Society of the Pasadena Symphony Association. Alan has served on our Board of Directors for 12 years. A believer in lifelong education, Alan sponsors the Pasadena Symphony’s Insights pre-concert talks.

GIFTS THAT PAY INCOME: Charitable Gift Annuity

LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS Listed as of December 31, 2019 Gertrude H. Bowlby* Gloria & Cleveland Crudgington Georgianna Bray Erskine Charles Fairchild Dr. Alan Fisher Anita B. & Haley Fromholz Dr. Marylou Ingram* Gaylord E. Nichols Elise Mudd Marvin*

Gloria & Roger Mullendore Beebe Nuetzman Dr. John R. & Edith M. Roberts* Virginia N. Russell* Helen & Marie Saladra* Laurie & Robert Silton Kay Kochenderfer Toomey & Frank Toomey Constance G. Zahorik* *Deceased

Alan has pledged a planned gift to the PSA because he is committed to the mission of the Pasadena Symphony Association and wants to ensure his passion is shared with generations to come. As he says, “Once you feel the passion of music, it never leaves you.” We are so grateful that Alan is sharing his passion with us and creating a living legacy to support the future of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.

Music Directors Fund Investing in your orchestra’s artistic success The Music’s Director’s Fund is a restricted fund whose purpose is to support the artistic success of your orchestra. By investing directly in this fund, every dollar will be applied to additional resources essential to strengthening our musicians’ ability to deliver artistic excellence for every performance of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. To find out more, contact Scott Vandrick, Chief Development Officer at Svandrick@PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or 626-793-7172 ext. 45.

MUSIC DIRECTORS FUND Anonymous Chip Fairchild Carol & Warner Henry


Jerry & Terry Kohl Rob Moore Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

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Sway with Me: Latin Rhythm & Swing! June 19, 2021

Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute July 24, 2021

Michael Feinstein, conductor Margo Rey, soloist Mauricio Martinez, soloist

Larry Blank, conductor

Road to Motown July 10, 2021

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles August 28, 2021

Michael Feinstein, conductor Billy Davis Jr., soloist Marilyn McCoo, soloist Mary Wilson, soloist

Larry Blank, conductor

Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra’s Songbook August 14, 2021

100 Years of Broadway September 11, 2021

Michael Feinstein, soloist Larry Blank, conductor

Michael Feinstein, conductor Liz Callaway, soloist Jordan Donica, soloist


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