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November 25 & 27: Program........................................................11 November 25 & 27: Program Notes ............................................12 Manfred Honeck: Biography........................................................18 Leif Ove Andsnes: Biography ......................................................20 Noah Bendix-Balgley: Biography................................................22 December 2, 3 & 4: Program ........................................................28 December 2, 3 & 4: Program Notes..............................................32 December 2, 3 & 4: Program Texts................................................34 Samuel Helfrich: Biography ........................................................39 Laura Heimes: Biography ............................................................40 Lindsay Ammann: Biography......................................................41 William Ferguson: Biography ......................................................42 Philip Cutlip: Biography................................................................43 Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh: Biography ........................44 It is the mission of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to provide musical experiences at the highest level of expression to enrich the community and satisfy the needs and preferences of our audiences. We will achieve this mission by working together to support an internationally recognized orchestra and by ensuring a viable long-term financial future; a fulfilling environment for our orchestra, staff, volunteers; and the unsurpassed satisfaction of our customers.

Betsy Burleigh: Biography ............................................................45

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances are brought to the community in part by generous support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District and corporations, foundations and individuals throughout our community. The PSO receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

From James A. Wilkinson................................................................3

Radio station WQED-FM 89.3 and WQEJ-FM 89.7 is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Tune in Sundays at 8 p.m. for “Pittsburgh Symphony Radio” concert broadcasts hosted by Jim Cunningham. TO ADVERTISE IN THE PROGRAM, CONTACT: Elaine Nucci at 412.471.6087, or email: nucci@culturaldistrict.org

Peter Kope: Biography ..................................................................46 Laura Jellinek: Biography..............................................................48 Nancy Leary: Biography................................................................48 Eric Southern: Biography ..............................................................49

Messiah Re-imagined by Manfred Honeck..................................5 Staging Messiah by Director, Samuel Helfrich..........................25 Messiah Synopsis..............................................................................27

Annual Fund Donors: Individuals..............................................42 Foundations & Public Agencies ..................................................51 Corporations .................................................................................. 52 Legacy of Excellence: Steinberg Society ....................................54 Legacy of Excellence: Sid Kaplan Tribute Program ................55 Legacy of Excellence: Endowed Chairs ....................................55 Commitment to Excellence Campaign ..........................................56

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians ..............................2 Board of Trustees & Chairman’s Council ....................................4 Jack Heinz Society ............................................................................6 New Leadership Board....................................................................6 Pittsburgh Symphony Association................................................6 Friends of the PSO ............................................................................6 Administrative Staff..........................................................................8 Heinz Hall Information & FAQ ..................................................68 pittsburghsymphony.org 11 pittsburghsymphony.org


2011-2012 SEASON

SECOND VIOLIN

Jennifer Ross j

G. CHRISTIAN LANTZSCH & DUQUESNE LIGHT COMPANY CHAIR

Louis Lev

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THE MORRISON FAMILY CHAIR

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Manfred Honeck

ENDOWED BY THE VIRA I. HEINZ ENDOWMENT

PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR

Marvin Hamlisch

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Gianandrea Noseda

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Lawrence Loh

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Thomas Hong FIRST VIOLIN

Noah Bendix-Balgley CONCERTMASTER RACHEL MELLON WALTON CONCERTMASTER CHAIR

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From James A. Wilkinson

Dear BNY Mellon Grand Classics Patrons,

Welcome to the start of the holiday season and thank you for choosing to celebrate it with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With our Music Director Manfred Honeck, it is now a PSO tradition to begin a portion of our celebration with a performance of memorable music by the Strauss family. We continue the celebration the following weekend with a moving and innovative production of Handel’s Messiah. I am sure you have also read about the recent leadership transition at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. We thank Larry Tamburri for his seven years of dedicated leadership. His list of accomplishments is long, including the multi-year engagement of Music Director Manfred Honeck. I was honored to be asked to become the PSO’s next President and CEO. I first became involved with the PSO in 1976 when I was a labor negotiator and have been part of every contract negotiation with the orchestra musicians since that time. I subsequently joined the PSO Board in 1988 and have served on and led several board committees since that time. We are so fortunate to have a superlative orchestra in our community. We are committed to growing attendance, increasing and stewarding contributions, and deepening our patrons’ engagement. This will ensure that we continue to provide you with the outstanding artistic experiences you have come to expect, while attaining the necessary resources to remain a world-class orchestra for the foreseeable future. I thank you for your commitment to this great institution and look forward to meeting as many of you as I can. Sincerely,

James A. Wilkinson President & CEO pittsburghsymphony.org 3


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Helge H.Wehmeier

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MESSIAH RE-IMAGINED

Welcome to this very special performance. I am so pleased that you have joined us for what I know will be an unforgettable experience. As this is my first time to conduct Messiah in Pittsburgh, I wanted to do something extraordinary. I am so happy to have this opportunity right here in our very own Heinz Hall transformed with spectacular staging, lighting and vivid, full sets. Instead of our normal concert setting, look down – you will find me and members of our Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the pit. On the stage are our four soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Of course some of the music and story may be familiar to some of you, but I am excited to be joined by Director Sam Helfrich to present this original production. This is a story that is still so relevant today. It has both a spiritual and universal message across time, across faiths, across humanity. For me, Messiah demonstrates our own desire to experience something spiritual in our external world. It also embraces how important the message of the Messiah is to a community. Handel’s score powerfully weaves together these two dramatic threads. The intimacy of the solo arias depict the personal sense of a relationship with spirituality, while the choruses represent the feelings of a large community and how we relate to one another. Our production highlights not only this religious story, but also a more allegorical and contemporary message as the story passes through the modern lens. We begin to see our own lives mirrored in the story that unfolds on the stage and it becomes a provocative look at the personal and dramatic American story. I would like to thank the many individuals and institutions who have helped bring this project to life. It is the message of hope, inspiration, timeless expression and transformation. I look forward to experiencing this journey with you. God bless you,

Manfred Honeck Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra THESE PERFORMANCES OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH ARE PART OF MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT. pittsburghsymphony.org 5


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Elizabeth Etter

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PRESIDENT

Alexandra Kusic

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Margaret Bovbjerg

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BOUTIQUE CHAIRS

Margaret Bovbjerg Linda Stengel

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Cheryl Redmond

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Linda Stengel

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2011-2012 SEASON

PRESIDENT & CEO

James A.Wilkinson

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & COO

Michael E. Bielski

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION & STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION

Suzanne Perrino

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE & CFO

Scott Michael

VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

James R. Barthen

VICE PRESIDENT OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & SALES

Yu-Ling Cheng

VICE PRESIDENT OF HEINZ HALL

Carl A. Mancuso

VICE PRESIDENT, DONOR RELATIONS

Mary Ellen Miller

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ARTISTIC PLANNING & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Robert B. Moir

GENERAL MANAGER & VICE PRESIDENT OF ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

Marcie Solomon

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF DONOR RELATIONS & DIRECTOR OF THE MAJOR CAMPAIGN

Jodi Weisfield

ADMINISTRATION

Dawn Cercone

SECRETARY TO THE BOARD/FINANCE & MUSIC DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

Lisa G. Donnermeyer

MANAGING ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Ashley Pappal

MANAGER OF PARTNERSHIPS

ARTISTIC PLANNING & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Yonca Karakilic

MANAGER OF ARTISTIC PLANNING, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & FESTIVALS

Erik Thogerson

MANAGER OF ARTISTIC PLANNING & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & SALES

Sally Denmead SALES MANAGER

Jim D. Deuchars

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SALES

Claire Ertl

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Jessica Hummel

DONOR RELATIONS & MAJOR CAMPAIGN

Richard Crawford

INSTITUTIONAL ANNUAL FUND MANAGER

BUILDING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Katie Andary

Jennifer Birnie

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Shannon Capellupo DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Jan Fleisher

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Lizz Helmsen

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE & PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT

Lisa Herring

MANAGER OF SPECIAL EVENTS

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Lori J. McCann

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Michelle Balionis

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Stacy Weber

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Elise Clark

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Erin Lynn

DIRECTOR OF GROUP SALES

ENGINEER

Kevin Berwick

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STAGE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & E-COMMERCE MARKETING MANAGER

Michael Karapandi

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Joanne Kowalok

HEINZ HALL

Monica Meyer

Susan M. Jenny

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SUBSCRIPTION MARKETING

Trish Imbrogno

MAINTENANCE

Deborah Cavrak

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Alison Altman

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program

BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS | HEINZ HALL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 AT 8:00 PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 AT 2:30 PM

PRE-CONCERT one hour prior

MANFRED HONECK,

CONCERT PRELUDE ON STAGE WITH PSO RESIDENT CONDUCTOR LAWRENCE LOH

CONDUCTOR

LEIF OVE ANDSNES, PIANO NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY, VIOLIN LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

INTERMISSION

Concerto No. 1 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 15

I. Allegro con brio II. Largo III. Rondo: Allegro MR. ANDSNES LOBBY EXHIBITS

OTTO NICOLAI JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. PABLO DE SARASATE

FRITZ KREISLER (ORCH. CLARK MCALISTER) JOSEF STRAUSS JOSEF STRAUSS JOHANN STRAUSS, JR.

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor Csárdás from Ritter Pásmán, Opus 441

Künstlerleben (Artists’ Life), Waltzes, Opus 316 Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 20 MR. BENDIX-BALGLEY

Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy) for Violin and Orchestra MR. BENDIX-BALGLEY

Heiterer Muth (Cheerful Fortitude), Polka Française, Opus 281 Auf Ferienreisen (On Holiday), Polka Schnell, Opus 133

Leichtes Blut (Light of Heart), Polka chnell, Opus 319

This weekend’s performances by Music Director Manfred Honeck are made possible, in part, through the generous Annual Fund support of the R.P. Simmons Family.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PERFORMANCE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Concerto No. 1 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 15 (1795) “His genius, his magnetic personality were acknowledged by all, and there was, besides, a gaiety and animation about the young Beethoven that people found immensely attractive. The troubles of boyhood were behind him: his father had died very shortly after his ABOUT THE COMPOSER: departure from Bonn, and by 1795, his brothers were Born 16 December 1770 in Bonn; established in Vienna, Caspar Karl as a musician, died 26 March 1827 in Vienna Johann as an apothecary. During his first few months PREMIERE OF WORK: Vienna, 18 December 1795 in the capital, he had indeed been desperately poor, Burgtheater depending very largely on the small salary allowed Ludwig van Beethoven, soloist him by the Elector of Bonn. But that was all over now. PSO PREMIERE: He had no responsibilities, and his music was bring12 November 1909 Emil Paur, conductor ing in enough to keep him in something like affluMyrtle Elvyn, piano ence. He had a servant, for a short time he even had INSTRUMENTATION: a horse; he bought smart clothes, he learned to dance flute, pairs of oboes, clarinets, bas(though not with much success), and there is even soons, horns and trumpets, timpani mention of his wearing a wig! We must not allow our and strings picture of the later Beethoven to throw its dark colors APPROXIMATE DURATION: 37 minutes over these years of his early triumphs. He was a young giant exulting in his strength and his success, and a youthful confidence gave him a buoyancy that was both attractive and infectious. Even in 1791, before he left Bonn, Carl Junker could describe him as ‘this amiable, lighthearted man.’ And in Vienna he had much to raise his spirits and nothing (at first) to depress them.” Peter Latham painted this cheerful picture of the young Beethoven as Vienna knew him during his twenties, the years before his deafness, his recurring illnesses and his titanic struggles with his mature compositions had produced the familiar dour figure of his later years. Beethoven settled in Vienna for good in 1792, having made an unsuccessful foray in 1787, and he quickly attracted attention for his piano playing, which appealed for its almost untamed, passionate, novel quality in both his manner of performance and his personality. It was for his own concerts that Beethoven composed the first four of his five mature piano concertos. (Two juvenile essays in the genre are discounted in the numbering.) The opening movement of the First Piano Concerto is indebted to Mozart for its handling of the concerto-sonata form, for its technique of orchestration, and for the manner in which piano and orchestra are integrated. Beethoven added to these quintessential qualities of the Classical concerto a wider-ranging harmony, a more openly virtuosic role for the soloist and a certain emotional weight characteristic of his large works. The second movement is a richly colored instrumental song with an important part for the solo clarinet. The rondo-finale, written in an infectious manner reminiscent of Haydn, brims with high spirits and good humor.

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OTTO NICOLAI

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1846-1849) Otto Nicolai was one of the whiz kids of 19th-century music. Born in 1810 at Königsberg, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia), he was the son of a musician and the product of a failed marriage. Left alone with the boy, Nicolai’s father exploited his talented son as a ABOUT THE COMPOSER: prodigy so heartlessly that Otto ran away from home Born 9 June 1810 in Königsberg, at 16. He ended up in Berlin, where a civil servant Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia); died 11 May 1849 in subsidized his education, including study with Berlin Goethe’s friend and musical advisor, Carl Zelter. In PREMIERE OF WORK: 1833, Nicolai accepted the post of organist to the Berlin, 9 March 1849 Prussian embassy in Rome, gathering there a reputaOtto Nicolai, conductor tion as a piano virtuoso and a budding composer. He PSO PREMIERE: 19 March 1896 was unable to make much headway in his career in Frederic Archer, conductor Italy, however, and in 1837, he became a singing INSTRUMENTATION: teacher and Kapellmeister at the Court Theater in woodwinds in pairs plus piccolo, Vienna, where he proved himself to be an excellent four horns, two trumpets, three conductor but a poor politician: his one-year contract trombones, timpani, percussion and strings. was not renewed because of spats with the manageAPPROXIMATE DURATION: ment. (The critic Hanslick once noted his “pro8 minutes nounced self-confidence.”) A second stint in Italy proved more successful than the first, and he produced four operas there between 1838 and 1841. The Vienna Court Opera asked to perform one of these pieces in 1841, Nicolai happily acceded, and he enjoyed such a success with it that he was named principal conductor of that house. Nicolai created a sensation there with his first production, Beethoven’s Fidelio, by introducing the Leonore Overture No. 3 as an entr’acte. Intent on continuing his success with a series of Beethoven symphonic concerts in the spring of 1842, he moved the opera orchestra out of the pit, billed the new ensemble as the Vienna Philharmonic, and thus founded one of the world’s great orchestras. In 1846, he began a new opera for Vienna based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, but the theater refused to mount the piece, and Nicolai quit in 1847. The next year, he returned to Berlin as conductor of the opera and director of the cathedral choir. The Merry Wives of Windsor was staged with rousing success in Berlin on 9 March 1849, but Nicolai did not live long enough to reap its benefits. Two months and two days later, drained by overwork and excessive responsibility, he suffered a stroke and died. He never learned that the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin had elected him a member that same day. Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor follows closely the progress of Shakespeare’s play, including Falstaff’s romantic intrigues, his ignoble toss into the Thames and his midnight retribution in Windsor Park. The evergreen Overture that precedes the opera begins with the lovely moonlit music of this last scene as introduction. The main theme that initiates the new tempo accompanies Falstaff’s bedevilment in the ensuing action. The complementary melody is not heard again in the opera, though Richard Wagner so admired it that he borrowed it for an episode in Act III of Die Meistersinger. PROGRAM NOTES BY DR. RICHARD E. RODDA

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JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. JOSEF STRAUSS PABLO DE SARASATE FRITZ KREISLER Ritter Pásmán (“Knight Pásmán”), a serious story of illicit love at the Hungarian court, was Johann Strauss’ only attempt at grand opera. The work was given a ABOUT JOHANN STRAUSS, JR.: gala premiere by the Vienna Court Opera on New Born 25 October 1825 in Vienna; died there 3 June 1899 Year’s Day, 1892, but aroused little enthusiasm “CSÁRDÁS” FROM RITTER among public or critics except for a 20-minute ballet PÁSMÁN during the wedding scene in Act III. The divertisseAPPROXIMATE DURATION: 5 minutes ment concludes with a fiery Csárdás. KÜNSTLERLEBEN (ARTISTS’ LIFE), Künstlerleben (“Artist’s Life”) is one of several of WALTZES, OPUS 316 Johann Strauss’ most memorable waltzes — including APPROXIMATE DURATION: 8 minutes The Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods and LEICHTES BLUT (LIGHT OF HEART), POLKA SCHNELL, Wine, Women and Song — that were originally creatOPUS 319 ed as vocal works for the Vienna Men’s Chorus, APPROXIMATE DURATION: 3 minutes directed by the noted conductor Johann Herbeck. Künstlerleben, introduced successfully at the ensemble’s carnival ball on 18 February 1867, only three days after the fiasco that greeted the premiere of The Blue Danube, is a buoyant tribute to the boundless creativity inspired in the composer by the artistic spirit of his native city. Pablo de Sarasate had already established his reputation in France, Spain, England and North and South America as one of his era’s greatest violinists before he made his debut in the German-speaking lands with a concert in Vienna in 1876. To appeal to ABOUT JOSEF STRAUSS: Born 20 August 1827 in Vienna; the predilection for a certain Eastern exoticism in the died there 22 July 1870 German and Austrian musical appetites of the day, HEITERER MUTH (CHEERFUL Sarasate devised a concert work for violin and orchesFORTITUDE) tra in 1878 based on melodies of Hungarian extracAPPROXIMATE DURATION: 3 minutes tion that he titled Zigeunerweisen — “Gypsy Airs.” AUF FERIENREISEN (ON HOLIDAY), POLKA SCHNELL, Zigeunerweisen is disposed in two large paragraphs of OPUS 133 contrasting nature. A bold orchestral summons based APPROXIMATE DURATION: 3 minutes on a grave theme introduces the soloist, who continues the opening mood with an accompanied cadenza and a sad lament utilizing a gapped-scale melody of considerable pathos. Though the musical substance of this first section is simple and direct, the soloist embroiders it with a rich overlay of trills, grace notes, harmonics, glissandi, pizzicati and spiccati. After a pause, the tempo quickens and the mood brightens for the closing section, a blazing dance in the Gypsy manner. Fritz Kreisler — “unanimously considered among his colleagues to be the greatest violinist of the 20th century,” wrote critic Harold Schonberg in The New York Times on 30 14 pittsburghsymphony.org


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January 1962, the day after Kreisler died — was admitted to the Vienna Conservatory when he was seven, gave his first performance at nine, and won a Gold Medal when he was 10. He then transferred to the Paris Conservatoire, where, at age 12, he won the school’s Gold Medal over forty other competitors, all of whom were at least 10 years his senior. In 18881889, Kreisler successfully toured the United States but then virtually abandoned music for several years, ABOUT PABLO DE SARASATE: studying medicine in Vienna and art in Rome and Born 10 March 1844 in Pamplona, Paris, and serving as an officer in the Austrian army. Spain; died 20 September 1908 in He again took up the violin in 1896 and failed to win Biarritz, France an audition to become a member of the Vienna ZIGEUNERWEISEN (GYPSY AIRS) FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA, Philharmonic, but quickly established himself as a OPUS 20 soloist, making his formal re-appearance in Berlin in APPROXIMATE DURATION: 9 minutes March 1899. He returned to America in 1900 and gave his London debut in 1901, creating a sensation at every performance. At the outbreak of World War I, Kreisler rejoined his former regiment but he was wounded soon thereafter and discharged from service. In November 1914, he moved to the United States, where he had been appearing regularly for a decade. He gave concerts in America to raise funds for Austrian war relief, but anti-German sentiment ran so high after America’s entry into the war that he had to temporarily withdraw from public life. He resumed his concert career in New York in October 1919, ABOUT FRITZ KREISLER: then returned to Europe. In 1938, following the Born 2 February 2 1875, in Vienna; died 29 January 1962, in New York annexation of Austria by the Nazis, Kreisler settled in LIEBESFREUD the United States for good; he became an American (ORCH. CLARK MCALISTER) citizen in 1943. Despite being injured in a traffic acciAPPROXIMATE DURATION: 4 minutes dent in 1941, he continued concertizing to immense acclaim through the 1949-1950 season. He died in New York in 1962. In addition to being one of the 20th-century’s undisputed masters of the violin, Fritz Kreisler also composed a string quartet, a violin concerto and two operettas (Apple Blossoms and Sissy), but he is most fondly remembered for his many short compositions and arrangements for violin, including two well-known waltzes imbued with the distinctive Gemütlichkeit of his native Vienna: Liebesleid (“Love’s Sorrow”) and Liebesfreud (“Love’s Joy”), one wistful, the other exuberant. Josef Strauss lacked the urbane, stylish elegance of his older brother, Johann, Jr., and his thoughtful personality carried over into his music-making, lending many of his works a wistful, nostalgic character that added a new element to the stylistic vocabulary of the waltz. Josef was also the first Strauss to conduct with a baton, eschewing the family custom of playing while leading the orchestra with a violin bow. (He refused to embarrass himself in public with his fledgling string technique after giving up a promising career as an engineer and architect to join the family music business in 1853.) Josef also led the waltzes at a slower tempo than was customary, giving them a sweetness and sensual lasPROGRAM NOTES BY DR. RICHARD E. RODDA

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situde that heightened their emotional appeal. When Strauss composed Heiterer Muth (“Cheerful Fortitude”) for a ball on 9 February 1870 benefitting the charities of Vienna’s Wieden district, the Strauss family’s home neighborhood, he was already suffering from the brain tumor that would take his life just five months later. None of the concern over his health is evident in the genial Heiterer Muth, however, which he cast in the style of the “polka française,” more graceful in manner and slower in tempo than the spirited “polka schnell.” Josef Strauss composed the vivacious “fast polka” Auf Ferienreisen (“On Holiday”) for a charity event organized by the students of Vienna University on 11 February 1863 at the ballrooms of the Hofburg to aid ill classmates in need of financial help with their convalescence and recovery. Strauss sent this lively holiday piece on its way with a trumpet call reminiscent of the posthorn used to announce the comings and goings of the traditional coach-and-four, and quoted in its center section Edite, Bibite (“Eat, Drink”), a favorite German student song of the day that was particularly appropriate for the festive occasion for which Auf Ferienreisen was commissioned. One of the traditions that the three Strauss brothers instituted as the popularity of their family orchestra increased was a review at one of their spring concerts of the new pieces they had written for that year’s Carnival balls. When they tallied up the works they had written for the 1867 season — a record 24: five by Johann, 11 by Josef and eight by Eduard — Johann realized that he had not contributed a polka schnell to the ensemble’s repertory (though he had composed the Blue Danube and Artist’s Life waltzes that year), so he quickly created Leichtes Blut (“Light of Heart”) to fill the lacuna and introduced it at a concert in the ballroom of Vienna’s Volksgarten on 10 March 1867.

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MANFRED HONECK Manfred Honeck was born in Austria and studied music at the Academy of Music in Vienna. An accomplished violinist and violist, he spent more than 10 years as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. It is this experience that has heavily influenced his conducting and has helped give it a distinctive stamp. Manfred Honeck was appointed the ninth Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in January 2007, and began his tenure at the start of the 2008-2009 season. Also beginning in September 2008, he became a the Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague, and in 2007, assumed the post of Music Director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. After critically acclaimed concerts at Carnegie Hall and during their European Tour in 2010, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra toured Europe again in August and September 2011. They were guests at the Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Grafenegg Festival and Musikfest Berlin among others. The tour also included appearances in Paris and Vilnius, Lithunia. Anne-Sophie Mutter and Hélène Grimaud joined the orchestra as soloists. Honeck has led the Orchestra in four Exton recordings: the recently released recording of Mahler Symphony No. 4, Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Mahler’s First Symphony. All discs have been critically acclaimed. At the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Manfred Honeck conducted premieres of Berlioz’s Les Troyens, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Verdi’s Aida, Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier as well as Wagner’s Lohengrin and Parsifal. In the current season, which will be his last at the Staatsoper, he will be conducting premieres of Die Fledermaus and Dialogues des Carmélites and four symphony concerts. His operatic guest appearances include Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in St.

Petersburg, the Salzburg Festival and the Verbier Festival. Honeck commenced his conducting career as assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in Vienna. Subsequently, he was engaged by the Zurich Opera House from 1991 - 1996, where he was awarded the prestigious European Conductor’s Award in 1993. In 1996, Honeck began a threeyear stint as one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, and in 1997, he served as Music Director at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo for a year. A highly successful tour of Europe with the Oslo Philharmonic marked the beginning of a close collaboration with this orchestra, which consequently appointed him Principal Guest Conductor, a post he held from 1998-2004. From 2000 to 2006, Maestro Honeck was Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked with such major European orchestras as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Czech Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic, and in the U.S. with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his post at the Stuttgart Opera, operatic guest engagements include the Semperoper in Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and Royal Opera of Copenhagen, as well as the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and the Salzburg Festival. He appears regularly at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and has also been Artistic Director of the “International Concerts Wolfegg” summer music series in Germany for more than 15 years.

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, the celebrated Norwegian pianist has won worldwide acclaim, prompting the Wall Street Journal to call him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” He gives recitals and plays concertos each season in the world’s leading concert halls and with the foremost orchestras. Andsnes is also an active recording artist, as well as an avid chamber musician who has joined select colleagues each summer at Norway’s Risør Festival of Chamber Music. He will serve as Music Director of the 2012 Ojai Music Festival in California. Beethoven will figure prominently in Andsnes’ 2011-2012 season and beyond, in concerto performances, recitals and recordings. Together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek, he will perform the Third Concerto in London and on tour in Spain. Soon after, he performs the First Concerto with the Vienna Symphony and Andris Nelsons, including concerts in Vienna’s Musikverein. Andsnes will play the same two concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in Gothenburg and Oslo. He then heads to North America for a series of fall performances of the First Concerto: with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck; the Montreal Symphony with Roger Norrington; and, in January, the Boston Symphony under David Zinman, before returning to the Third Concerto, which he performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt. Andsnes will play and direct both concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in Örebro, Sweden; and with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in Trondheim, Norway. He will tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Italy, including performances in Brescia, Lugano, Torino, Bergamo, as well as Dresden, Prague, and Bergen. The Prague concerts will be recorded live by Sony Classical, his label debut, and are the beginning of a multi-year project, entitled “Beethoven – A Journey,” to play and record all five of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos. Other highlights of the 2011-2012 season include performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Hannover’s NDR Radiophilharmonie, Japan’s NHK Symphony,

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and his hometown orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic. While in Japan, he will also give recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya. Music by Chopin, Debussy, Bartók and Haydn will be featured on a recital program in North America and Europe. The first leg of the tour includes performances in Los Angeles; Morrow and Savannah, Georgia; Washington, DC; New York’s Carnegie Hall; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Chicago. A nine-city European tour includes performances in Schloss Elmau (Munich), Brussels, Oslo, Paris, Birmingham, London, Florence, Genova and Berlin. A spring recital tour featuring songs by Mahler and Shostakovich brings Andsnes back to the States for performances with baritone Matthias Goerne in San Francisco, St. Paul, Kalamazoo, Detroit and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Among the many highlights of Andsnes’ 2010-2011 season were two residencies: as Pianist in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he performed five diverse programs including chamber music, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with conductor Bernard Haitink, and a solo recital. He also served as Artist in Residence with his hometown orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic. He toured Europe with the London Philharmonic and Vladimir Jurowski as well as Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and performed concertos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. An extensive spring recital tour took Andsnes to Boston, Chicago, and New York’s Carnegie Hall, followed by concerts in Rome, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, Hamburg, Geneva, and other cities. Last fall, EMI Classics released a recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 with Andsnes, Antonio Pappano and the London Symphony Orchestra; in the spring his recording of Schumann’s complete Piano Trios with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and his sister, cellist Tonja Tetzlaff was also released on EMI Classics. Andsnes now records exclusively for Sony Classical. His previous discography comprises more than 30 discs for EMI Classics – solo, chamber and concerto releases, many of them bestsellers – spanning repertoire from Bach to the present day. He has been nominated for seven Grammys and awarded many international


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prizes, including five Gramophone Awards. His recordings of the music of his countryman, Edvard Grieg, have been especially celebrated: the New York Times named Andsnes’ 2004 recording of the Piano Concerto with Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic a “Best CD of the Year,” and the Penguin Guide awarded it a coveted “Rosette.” Like that Concerto recording, his disc of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces won a Gramophone Award. His recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos 9 and 18 was another New York Times “Best of the Year” and Penguin Guide “Rosette” honoree. He won yet another Gramophone Award for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with Antonio Pappano and the Berlin Philharmonic. A series of recordings of Schubert’s late sonatas – innovatively paired with selected songs sung by Ian Bostridge – prompted lavish acclaim, with the Chicago Tribune calling one release “Schubert playing of the highest order throughout.” Reviewing his CD with the world-premiere recordings of MarcAndré Dalbavie’s Piano Concerto and Bent Sørensen’s The Shadows of Silence – both written for Andsnes – paired with Lutoslawski’s Piano Concerto and solo works by Gyorgy Kurtag, the New York Times called Andsnes “a dynamic performer of contemporary music.” Andsnes has received Norway’s most distinguished honor, Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. In 2007, he received the prestigious Peer Gynt Prize, award-

ed by members of parliament to honor prominent Norwegians for their achievements in politics, sports and culture. Andsnes has also received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award and the Gilmore Artist Award. Saluting his many achievements, Vanity Fair named Andsnes one of the “Best of the Best” in 2005. Andsnes was born in Karmøy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jiří Hlinka. Over the past decade, he has also received invaluable advice from the Belgian piano teacher Jacques de Tiège, who like Hlinka, has greatly influenced his style and philosophy of playing. Andsnes cites Dinu Lipatti, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sviatoslav Richter and Géza Anda among the pianists who have most inspired him. Andsnes lives in Copenhagen and Bergen, and also spends much time at his mountain home in Norway’s western Hardanger area. He is a Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Visiting Professor at the Royal Music Conservatory of Copenhagen, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Andsnes occasionally contributes written commentaries to NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence” blog, and in June 2010, he achieved one of his proudest accomplishments to date: he became a father for the first time. pittsburghsymphony.org 21


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NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his violin performances. In May 2011, he won 1st prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition in Paris, France. A Laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Noah also won 3rd prize and a special prize for creativity at the 2008 LongThibaud International Competition in Paris. He was awarded 1st Prize and a special prize for best Bach interpretation at the 14th International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini” in Fermo, Italy. Noah has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), the Orchestre National de Belgique (Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (Belgium), the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy), the Orchester Jakobsplatz Munich, and the Asheville Symphony (USA). He performed the premiere of a rediscovered Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra by Carl Stamitz at the German Viola Congress in Muenster, Germany. In March 2011, he performed recitals at the Jewish Music Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring little known works by Achron and other members of the St. Petersburg School. Noah has performed in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Iceland, China, Switzerland, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Noah is a passionate and experienced chamber musician. In 2011, he performed on North American tour with the Miro String Quartet. From 2008 to 2011, Noah was the 1st violinist of the Munich-based Athlos String Quartet, which won a special prize at the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Berlin, and performed throughout Europe. In 2008, Noah was invited to participate in Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany, where he worked and performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell. He has collaborated with artists such as Ana Chumachenco, Wen-Sinn Yang,

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Hariolf Schlichtig, and percussionist Colin Currie. Noah has performed at number festivals in Europe and North America, including the Verbier Festival, the Sarasota Festival, and Centre d’Arts Orford. Noah earned his postgraduate Meisterklasse diploma for violin in 2008 from Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, where he studied with Professor Christoph Poppen and Professor Ana Chumachenco. In 2006, he received a Bachelor of Music degree with highest distinction from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was a student of Professor Mauricio Fuks and also a Wells Scholar. He has performed in masterclasses for Gidon Kremer, Ida Haendel, Zakhar Bron, Joseph Silverstein, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pamela Frank, and Itzhak Perlman. Born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1984, Noah began playing violin at age 4. At age 9, he played for Lord Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland. From 1995 to 1997, Noah studied violin with Anne Crowden while attending The Crowden School in Berkeley, California. There he performed the premiere of Recitative and Freilekhs, a piece for violin and chamber orchestra written for him by Arkadi Serper. Noah was also featured as a soloist on the 1997 Crowden School tour of England and Scotland. In his spare time, Noah enjoys playing klezmer music. He has played with worldrenowned klezmer groups such as Brave Old World, and has taught klezmer violin at workshops in Europe and in the United States. Noah plays on a Lorenzo Ventapane violin, made in Naples in the early 19th century. Noah first recital CD, “A Musical Tour of the early 20th Century” (Anima Records) was recorded in Switzerland in May 2011 and is now available.


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NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY BECAME PSO CONCERTMASTER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2011-2012 SEASON.

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STAGING MESSIAH I started preparing this production of Messiah just about a year ago, and over that time, as I have tried to describe what the project is, the most frequent question I’ve been asked is “Why would you want to stage Messiah?” It’s a fair question, but I think there is also a simple answer: why not? Messiah is loaded with wonderful music, and even though it’s not a linear, narrative drama, it references a very dramatic story with which many of us are very familiar: the story of the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. When we attend a concert version of Messiah – and indeed, Messiah is nearly ALWAYS presented in concert form – we are asked to listen to glorious music and, hopefully, to find personal meaning in the Old and New Testament passages that are sung. It can and should be inspiring. But a theatrical production asks us to go further. Theater is an event in and of itself: a few hours in time during which we watch characters develop and situations unfold onstage. In the best circumstances, those few hours are a necessary escape from the quotidian and, more importantly, an opportunity for us as an audience to see versions of ourselves depicted on stage, allowing us to become introspective and to consider our place in the human family. In my production, I have chosen to populate the stage with a community of people who ought to be very familiar to audiences in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in America. These are our families, our friends, our neighbors, our parents, our ancestors. I have chosen to put these characters in familiar situations with the hope that, by imagining ourselves among the people on stage, we will find even deeper meaning and more resonance in the words and music of Messiah, as it relates to each one of us individually: “I know him.” “I’m not like her.” “They remind me of my grandparents.” These are communities of people to whom something happens; at times it is exciting, at times scary, at times simply mysterious. Is any of this necessary? No, of course not. But is it interesting? Worthwhile? Thoughtprovoking? A distinct way of approaching a piece that gets done in much the same way year after year? Absolutely. I was approached by Maestro Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony and asked to present Messiah in a different way, drawing on my interests and skills as a theater artist. What a wonderful challenge! Messiah has been making an impact on audiences since its premiere on April 13, 1742, and I have no doubt that it will continue to delight and inspire audiences for as many years to come. But for those of you who go to hear it year after year, I hope that my production will inspire you to discover the piece in a new way, to find new and deeper meanings within an already profound work. And for people who’ve never heard Messiah? Well, why not hear and see it for the first time as a piece of theater, where the visual life of the stage is an integral part of the total experience? Either way, enjoy.

SAMUEL HELFRICH Director, Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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SYNOPSIS PART I

Act I is a celebration. The setting is America in the 1950s, a time of idealism and optimism for a community of people who are at their best. The people are told that a great event is coming, but their excitement is tempered by warnings, and the community is asked to stand up and declare their participation. Eventually, the story of the birth of a saviour is announced, and a Christmas celebration commences.

PART II

Act II describes Christ’s persecution and death. The scene is America in 2011 and the optimism and sense of purpose that defined America in the 1950s is now lost. It is a dark and pessimistic time, reminding us all of how ugly human beings can be and of man’s capacity for cruelty. At the peak, everyone on stage turns on each other, but at this very moment, we are reminded again of the promise of something better. Through sudden transformation, the act ends on a note of hope and the joyous declaration that is the Hallelujah Chorus.

PART III

In Act III, the state of redemption following the crucifixion is viewed through the experience of early immigrants arriving in a new land. The setting is 100 years or so ago. Fear of the unknown lies ahead, but there is comfort in the hope and the promise of something better. There is also the realization of the tremendous opportunity for grace and redemption through the journey from an old world into a new one.

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PART OF THE BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS SERIES MUSIC BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

TEXT SELECTED FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURE BY CHARLES JENNENS (1700-1773)

CONDUCTED BY MANFRED HONECK

STAGED & DIRECTED BY SAMUEL HELFRICH

LAURA HEIMES, SOPRANO

LINDSAY AMMANN, MEZZO-SOPRANO WILLIAM FERGUSON, TENOR PHILIP CUTLIP, BARITONE

MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH BETSY BURLEIGH, DIRECTOR

SCENIC DESIGN BY LAURA JELLINEK

CHOREOGRAPHY BY PETER KOPE

COSTUME DESIGN BY NANCY LEARY

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER DANIELLE FULLERTON TERI JO FUSON REHEARSAL PIANIST KAREN ROETHLISBERGER VERM 28 pittsburghsymphony.org

LIGHTING DESIGN BY ERIC SOUTHERN

PROP COORDINATORS KRISTIN WARD ELIZABETH KEATING


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Sinfonia PART I. Recitative: Comfort ye, my people MR. FERGUSON Aria: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted MR. FERGUSON Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord Recitative: Thus saith the Lord MR. CUTLIP Aria: But who may abide the day MS. AMMANN Chorus: And he shall purify Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive MS. AMMANN Aria and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion MS. AMMANN Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth. MR. CUTLIP Aria: The people that walked in darkness MR. CUTLIP Chorus: For unto us a Child is Born Pastoral Symphony Recitative: There were shepherds abiding; MS. HEIMES Arioso: And lo, the angel of the Lord MS. HEIMES Recitative: And the angel said unto them MS. HEIMES Arioso: And suddenly, there was with the angel MS. HEIMES Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest Aria: Rejoice greatly MS. HEIMES Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind MS. AMMANN Aria: He shall feed his flock Aria: Come unto Him, all ye that labor MS. HEIMES Chorus: His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light LOBBY EXHIBITS

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PART II Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God Aria: He was despised MS. AMMANN Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray Arioso: All they that see Him MR. FERGUSON Chorus: He trusted in God Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart MR. FERGUSON Arioso: Behold and see if there be if there be any sorrow MR. FERGUSON Recitative: He was cut off MS. HEIMES Aria: But Thou didst not leave His soul in Hell MS. HEIMES Aria: Why do the nations so furiously rage MR. CUTLIP Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder Recitative: He that dwelleth in Heaven MR. FERGUSON Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron MR. FERGUSON Chorus: Hallelujah INTERMISSION

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PART III Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth MS. HEIMES Chorus: Since by man came death Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery MR. CUTLIP Aria: The trumpet shall sound MR. CUTLIP Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass MS. AMMANN Duet: O death, where is thy sting? MS. AMMANN MR. FERGUSON Chorus: But thanks be to God Aria: If God be for us MS. HEIMES Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb.


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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah (1741) It was Gay and Pepusch’s satirical romp of 1729, The Beggar’s Opera, that first soured the fashionable London taste for what Samuel Johnson described in his 1755 Dictionary of the English Language as “an exotic and irrational entertainment” – Italian opera. As both composer and impresario, Handel was London’s ABOUT THE COMPOSER: most important producer of opera, and he toiled Born 23 February 1685 in Halle, doggedly for the entire decade of the 1730s to keep Germany; died 14 April 1759 in London his theatrical ventures solvent, but the tide of fashion PREMIERE OF WORK: (and the virulent cabals of his competitors) brought Dublin, 13 April 1742 him to the edge of bankruptcy by 1739. As early as Neale’s Music Hall 1732, with the oratorio Esther, he had begun to cast George Frideric Handel, conductor about for a musical genre that would appeal to the PSO PREMIERE: 22 December 1950 changing fancy of the English public. Neither that Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, conductor work nor the oratorio Alexander’s Feast of 1736 had Frances Yeend, soprano the success that he had hoped, however, and the Frances Bible, contralto Joseph Laderoute, tenor strain of his situation resulted in the collapse of his Donald Gramm, bass health in 1737, reported variously as a stroke or as Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh acute rheumatism and depression. Much to the surINSTRUMENTATION: prise and chagrin of his enemies, he recovered and two oboes, bassoon, two trumpets, timpani, continuo and strings. resumed work. The oratorios Israel in Egypt and Saul APPROXIMATE DURATION: appeared in 1739, but created little public stir. 2 hours, 5 minutes Determined to have one last try at saving Italian opera in London, Handel spent the summer of 1740 arranging production details and searching for singers on the Continent for his upcoming winter season. After returning to England in early autumn, he completed what proved to be his last two operas, both of which failed ignominiously on the stage: Imeneo, premiered on November 22, closed after only two performances; Deidamia (January 10, 1741), after three. In February, Handel largely withdrew from public life and seldom left his house in Brook Street, near Grosvenor Square. His rivals rejoiced. Rumors began to circulate that Handel was finished in London. Some held that his health had given way for good; others, that he had died. The story given greatest credence, one fueled by Handel’s composition of some Italian duets – pieces useless in London – was that he planned to return to the Continent. However, in the summer he suddenly sprang back to creative life, inspired by a small book of Biblical texts that had been compiled by Charles Jennens, a moneyed fop of artistic pretensions but a sincere admirer of the composer who had earlier supplied the words for the oratorio L’Allegro, il Penseroso e il Moderato, based on Milton’s poem. Handel’s imagination was fired, and he began composing on August 22. The stories have it that he shut himself in his room, eschewing sleep and leaving food untouched, while he frantically penned his new work. Twenty-four days later, on September 14, he emerged with the completed score of Messiah. “I did think I did see Heaven before me and the great God Himself!” he muttered to a servant. It was long thought that Handel, a devout Christian and Bible scholar, composed 32 pittsburghsymphony.org


Messiah out of sheer religious fervor, with no thought of an immediate performance. In his study of the composer, the distinguished scholar of 18th-century music H.C. Robbins Landon contended that the work was written at the request of William, Duke of Devonshire, the Lord Lieutenant of Dublin, who visited London early in 1741. William, who knew Handel largely through his sacred vocal music, apparently asked him to provide a new work for performance at a series of concerts in Dublin that would aid various local charities. Handel’s newly regained creative enthusiasm stirred by William’s request continued to percolate, and he began Samson immediately upon finishing Messiah, completing all but two numbers of that score within six weeks. Handel was undoubtedly glad to leave London and its bitter disappointments in November 1741 for the journey to Dublin to produce his new oratorio; he arrived in the Irish capital on November 18, being “universally known by his excellent Compositions in all Kinds of Musick,” trumpeted the city’s press. Choristers were assembled from Dublin’s cathedrals, the best available soloists and instrumentalists were enlisted, and the date of the premiere was set for April 13. Messiah was a triumph. “It gave universal satisfaction to all present; and was allowed by the greatest Judges to be the finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard,” announced Faulkner’s Journal. Though it took some time before Messiah enjoyed an equal success in London, where, in the words of Robbins Landon, “there was strong opposition to hearing the words of the New Testament in a theatre peopled by actors and actresses of loose morals and dubious sexual habits,” the oratorio came to be recognized during the next decade as Handel’s masterpiece. It was the last work he directed, only eight days before he died on 14 April 1759. For all of its unparalleled popularity, Messiah is an aberration among Handel’s oratorios, the least typical of his two-dozen works in the form: it is his only oratorio, except Israel in Egypt, whose entire text is drawn from the Bible; it is his only oratorio without a continuous dramatic plot; it is his only oratorio based on the New Testament; it is his only oratorio presented in a consecrated space during his lifetime, a reflection of the sacred rather than dramatic nature of its content (“I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wished to make them better,” he told one aristocratic admirer); it has more choruses than any of his oratorios except Israel; the soloists in Messiah are commentators on rather than participants or characters in the oratorio’s story. None of this, of course, detracts a whit from the emotional/artistic/(perhaps) religious experience of Messiah. (Handel and Jennens never appended the definite article to the title.) Its three parts — The Advent of the Messiah, The Passion of Christ, and His Resurrection — embody the most sacred events of the Christian calendar, yet its sincerity and loftiness of expression transcend any dogmatic boundaries. In the words of George P. Upton, the American musicologist and turn-of-the-20th-century critic of the Chicago Tribune, “Other oratorios may be compared one with another; Messiah stands alone, a majestic monument to the memory of the composer, an imperishable record of the noblest sentiments of human nature and the highest aspirations of man.”

PROGRAM NOTES BY DR. RICHARD E. RODDA

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MESSIAH Music by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Text selected from the Holy Scripture by Charles Jennens (1700-1773) PART I SINFONIA RECITATIVE (Tenor) Comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplish’d, that her iniquity is pardon’d. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. ARIA (Tenor) Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. CHORUS And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. RECITATIVE (Baritone) Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts: Yet once, a little while, and I will shake the heav’ns and the earth, the sea and the dry land, and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come. The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple; ev’n the messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. ARIA (Mezzo-Soprano) But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire. CHORUS And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. RECITATIVE (Mezzo-Soprano) Behold! a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel; God with us. 34 pittsburghsymphony.org

ARIA (Mezzo-Soprano) and CHORUS O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain. O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah: Behold your God! O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. RECITATIVE (Baritone) For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and the kings to the brightness of thy rising. ARIA (Baritone) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. CHORUS For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. PASTORAL SYMPHONY RECITATIVE (Soprano) There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. ARIOSO (Soprano) And lo! the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. RECITATIVE (Soprano) And the angel said unto them: Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. ARIOSO (Soprano) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heav’nly Host praising God, and saying:


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CHORUS Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.

CHORUS He trusted in God that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him!

ARIA (Soprano) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.

RECITATIVE (Tenor) Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness. He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort Him.

RECITATIVE (Mezzo-Soprano) Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

ARIOSO (Tenor) Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow.

ARIAS (Soprano) He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Come unto Him all ye that labor, ye that are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. CHORUS His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light. PART II CHORUS Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. ARIA (Mezzo-Soprano) He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. He gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He hid not His face from shame and spitting. CHORUS All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ARIOSO (Tenor) All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:

RECITATIVE (Soprano) He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgressions of Thy people was He stricken. ARIA (Soprano) But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption. ARIA (Baritone) Why do the nations so furiously rage together, why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed. CHORUS Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us. RECITATIVE (Tenor) He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn, the Lord shall have them in derision. ARIA (Tenor) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron. Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. CHORUS Hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

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ARIA (Soprano) I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth, and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep.

CHORUS Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

RECITATIVE (Baritone) Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.

ARIA (Baritone) The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.

DUET (Mezzo-Soprano and Tenor) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. CHORUS But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

ARIA (Soprano) If God be for us, who can be against us? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that commandeth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us.

CHORUS Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honor, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.

RECITATIVE (Mezzo-Soprano) Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory!

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biography

SAMUEL HELFRICH

Samuel Helfrich is an opera and theater directed based in New York. He has directed opera productions at companies including Glimmerglass Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Boston, Spoleto Festival/USA, Berkshire Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Boston Baroque Orchestra, among others. Recent opera highlights include the world premiere of Michael Dellaira's The Secret Agent at Center for Contemporary Opera in New York and the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary, Don Giovanni with Yale Opera, The Turn of the Screw at Boston Lyric Opera, Philip Glass' Orphée at Portland Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and Virginia Opera, Anthony Davis' Amistad at Spoleto Festival/USA, and Aida at Opera Omaha. Upcoming projects include further revivals of Orphée and The Secret Agent, Nixon in China with Eugene Opera and the American premier of Kepler, a new opera by Philip Glass, at Spoleto Festival USA. In theater, his recent off-Broadway production of Tape, by Stephen Belber played to wide acclaim. He holds a BA in Russian literature and an MFA in theater arts, both from

Columbia University, and has recently held guest teaching positions at NYU, Yale University, and Manhattan School of Music. These performances mark Samuel Helfrich’s debut production with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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Praised for her “sparkle and humor, radiance and magnetism” and hailed for “a voice equally velvety up and down the registers”, soprano Laura Heimes is widely regarded as an artist of great versatility, with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. She has collaborated with many of the leading figures in early music, including Andrew Lawrence King, Julianne Baird, Tempeste di Mare, The King’s Noyse, Paul O’Dette, Chatham Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Voices of Music, Brandywine Baroque, and Piffaro – The Renaissance Band, a group with whom she has toured the United States. She has been heard at the Boston, Connecticut and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals, at the Oregon and Philadelphia Bach Festivals under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, at the Carmel Bach Festival under Bruno Weil, and in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil in concerts of Bach and Handel. With the Philadelphia Orchestra she appeared as Mrs. Nordstrom in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. December 2003 marked her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah with the Masterwork Chorus. Heimes’ most recent recordings include On The Just Treatment of Licentious Men (modern art songs by Peter Flint), Cantatas Françoises (music of Jacquet de la Guerre and Clérambault), Handel Duets and Trios; Oh! the Sweet Delights of Love: the songs of Purcell with Brandywine Baroque; The Lass

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with the Delicate Air: English Songs from the London Pleasure Gardens; The Jane Austen Songbook with Julianne Baird; and Caldara’s Il Giuoco del Quadriglio with Julianne Baird and the Queen’s Chamber Band conducted by Stephen Altop. A native of Rochester, NY, she holds her Bachelors degree from SUNY Geneseo and Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Voice Performance from Temple University. Ms. Heimes has recorded for Dorian, Pro Gloria Musicae, Plectra Music, Sonabilis, Albany, Avian and Zefiro records.


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LINDSAY AMMANN

Lindsay Ammann is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought after contralto voices of her generation. As a first-year Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, Ammannn has debuted three major roles with the Company – Olga in Eugene Onegin, opposite Anna Samuil and Dwayne Croft; Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with Mark Delavan as Sir John Falstaff; and leading the cast as the title role in a new production of The Rape of Lucretia. She also covered the title role of Carmen and finished the season performing as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. In the 2010-2011 season with Pittsburgh Opera, she will perform the roles of Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and Goffredo in Rinaldo. In April 2011, Ammannn her Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Rossweisse in Die Walküre with Maestro James Levine conducting. Prior to becoming a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, Ammannn performed in the 2008 and 2009 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis summer seasons performing as The Page of Herodias in Salome and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. She returned in 2010 to perform as Olga in Eugene Onegin. Past operatic credits also include Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Nettie Sloan/Aunt Bea in Bolcom’s A Wedding, Maddalena in Rigoletto and Dame Doleful in Too Many Sopranos. She has also performed as the Alto Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Ammannn was an Associate Instructor of Voice while studying for her masters degree at

Indiana University and also holds a Bachelor of arts in music from Augustana College. She continues her studies with Costanza Cuccaro. Recognitions and awards include Finalist in the Sullivan Foundation Competition in 2009, an Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition in 2009, Finalist in the HGO Eleanor McCollum Competition in 2009 and National SemiFinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2007. Lindsay Ammann last performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in February 2011.

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WILLIAM FERGUSON

A native of Richmond, Virginia, tenor William Ferguson appeared with the Santa Fe Opera as Caliban in the North American premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest, and in 2005, bowed in Sydney with Opera Australia singing Truffaldino in a new production of The Love for Three Oranges directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Richard Hickox—a performance which has since been released on compact disc on the Chandos label. In New York, Ferguson has performed Beppe in I Pagliacci at The Metropolitan Opera as well as the title role in Candide and Nanki-Poo in The Mikado at New York City Opera. Additional credits include appearances at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera Omaha, Virginia Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Opera Company of Philadelphia. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degree from The Juilliard School. A passionate concert and recital performer, Ferguson has appeared with The American Symphony Orchestra, BBC Orchestra (London), Boston Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (England), Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Musica Sacra New York, National Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Oratorio Society of New York, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands); as well as the local symphony

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orchestras of Bellingham, Omaha, Richmond, Santa Barbara, Wheeling and Winston-Salem. Furthermore, he has performed for the 92nd Street Y, Bard Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Young Concert Artists, The Marilyn Horne Foundation, New York Festival of Song, and Five Borough Music Festival, and appears as Brian on the recording and DVD of Not The Messiah, an oratorio based on Monty Python’s Life of Brian recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall. These performances mark William Ferguson’s debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please visit www.WilliamFerguson.com.


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PHILIP CUTLIP

Philip Cutlip’s 2011-12 season includes Dido in Dido & Aeneas with Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra and Mark Morris Dance Group; Bach’s Cantata No. 192 and the Brahms Requiem with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra; his return to New York City Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte; Handel’s Alexander’s Feast with Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra; Carmina Burana with Memphis Symphony Orchestra; and Haydn’s The Seasons with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. His 2010-11 season included return engagements with Houston Grand Opera as Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking; with Seattle Opera to sing Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte; with Philharmonia Baroque and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra to sing Haydn’s The Creation; and to Minnesota Orchestra in Messiah, under Osmo Vanska. He also made his debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra in de Falla’s Suite from Atlantida. Recent highlights include his reprise of the title role in Philip Glass’ Orphée (Portland Opera), recorded for Orange Mountain Music, first performed for Glimmerglass Opera; Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles (Minnesota Opera); Ariodate in Serse (Houston Grand Opera); Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia (Toledo Opera); Valentin in Faust (Washington Concert Opera); Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (New York City Opera); Maurice Bendix in The End of the Affair (Seattle Opera); Zoroastro in Orlando (Moscow State Philharmonic Society); Bach cantatas (Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century at Concertgebouw);

and Dvořák’s Te Deum and excerpts from Jacobin (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). He has appeared as soloist with nearly every major North American orchestra, and has performed such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Handel and Haydn Society), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Philadelphia Orchestra), Carmina Burana (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Haydn’s The Seasons (Philadelphia Baroque), Handel arias written for Mantagnana (La Stagione Frankfurt ensemble), and Handel’s Belshazzar (Göttingen Festival). These performances mark Philip Cutlip’s debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH

As Pittsburgh’s oldest continuing performing arts organization at 103 years young, The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is passionate about choral music. By singing choral music at the highest level, the Choir combines the clarity of words with the mystical power of music so that the deepest and most universal of human expressions are magnified through a community of voices. As the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “chorus of choice,” the Mendelssohn Choir has performed under the baton of some of the world’s foremost conductors including Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Claudio Abbado, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, André Previn, Sir Neville Marriner, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Helmuth Rilling, Ingo Metzmacher, Richard Hickox, Zdenek Mácal and Manfred Honeck. Performances of the Choir with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are heard locally over WQED-FM (89.3) and distributed nationally by PRI. Under the direction of Betsy Burleigh, the Choir has become known for its mastery of the great choral classics. Most recently under her direction, the Mendelssohn Choir has performed Bach’s majestic Mass in B Minor and the Brahms Requiem to sold-out audiences at East Liberty Presbyterian Church and Dr. Burleigh led the chorus in a critically acclaimed performance of Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork, the Vespers, at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Choir has numerous commissions and premieres to its credit, including works by Ned Rorem, Nancy Galbraith and Derek Bermel. A leader and collaborator in the regional arts community, the Mendelssohn's artistic partners have included the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the River City Brass Band, the Children's Festival Chorus, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans and, most recently, the Senator John Heinz History Center as guest performers for the opening gala for the Vatican Splendor exhibit. The Mendelssohn Choir con44 pittsburghsymphony.org

tinues to garner critical accolades as it shares the joy of choral music with the more than 50,000 individuals who hear the Mendelssohn in performance each year. The more than 120 singers who comprise the Mendelssohn share a remarkable commitment to the art of making great choral music and collectively contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours each year. Through its recordings and commissions of new choral works, the Mendelssohn Choir seeks to advance the choral art. The Choir’s most recent recording released in the fall of 2011 is Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh with Manfred Honeck conducting. As part of its commitment to educating the next generation of choral musicians, approximately 50 high school singers participate in the Junior Mendelssohn Program. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Junior Mendelssohn which will be celebrated with a Junior Jubilee and Reunion. Junior Mendelssohn alumni are to be found in concert halls and on opera stages throughout the world. The Junior Mendelssohn achieved national acclaim earlier this year when it was honored nationally with a 2011 American Prize for best vocal performance by a high school chorus. The Mendelssohn Choir is a Steinway Artist.


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BETSY BURLEIGH

Betsy Burleigh, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh since 2006, was named Artistic Director of the Providence Singers (Rhode Island) in 2011 and has served as Music Director of Chorus pro Musica (Boston, MA) since 2009. She has led the Mendelssohn in their own concert productions (most recently Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers) in addition to preparing the choir to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 she took the Mendelssohn Chamber Singers, a select subchorus of 32, to sing an invited performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As guest conductor, Burleigh has led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, the Canton Symphony, and will appear with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in the 2011-12 season. Theater engagements have included music direction at Opera Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Theater. Also active as a clinician and festival conductor, she most recently led Cincinnati’s October Festival Choir in Haydn’s Theresienmesse. Burleigh’s performances have been critically acclaimed; her 2010 Chorus pro Musica rendition of Orff’s Carmina burana was praised as being both “nuanced” and “hairraising”. She won the 2000 Northern Ohio Live Achievement Award for best classical/opera performance and conducted the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus on an Emmy award-winning concert for the 9/11 Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. She has prepared choruses for Manfred Honeck, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Anton Coppola, Jane Glover, Jahja Ling, Nicholas McGegan, John Nelson, Yuri Temirkanov and Franz Welser-Möst, among others.

Burleigh served as Assistant Director of Choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra from 1998 until 2009, and as Chorus Master for Cleveland Opera from 2002-2006. From 1994-2010 she was Coordinator of Choral and Vocal Music at Cleveland State University, where she achieved the rank of Full Professor. Her career began in Boston, where she was Music Director of The Master Singers, the Longy Chamber Singers, the Cambridge Madrigal Singers, and held teaching positions at Tufts University, Clark University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Burleigh earned a doctor of music degree at Indiana University, a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor of music education degree from Indiana University. She is an enthusiastic grower (and consumer) of heirloom tomatoes. Betsy Burleigh last prepared the Mendelssohn Choir for a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in February 2011.

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OFFICERS

Cynthia L. Roth PRESIDENT

Marian Block, M.D. VICE PRESIDENT

Mary G. Bachorski TREASURER

Terri S. Blanchette SECRETARY

DIRECTORS

Carey Andrew-Jaja, M.D. Philip E. Beard Shelley Bould Campbell Douglas A. Clark Sarah Eldridge Nancy Grover Nancy Klimcheck Steven Kohler Susan Kukic Victoria Kush Robert B. Moir Scott O’Neal MaryBeth Salama,M.D. Sharon Enos Sclabassi Christine Thompson Vance W.Torbert III DIRECTORS EMERITUS

Jeanne C. Ashe Constance J. Bernt § Bette Evans Cordelia Jacobs Arthur J. Kerr, Jr. Paul R. Malmberg

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Mary Ann Lapinski EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MaryColleen Seip CHORUS MANAGER

Emily Stewart

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Ronia Holmes

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

David Nutt

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Elizabeth Thogerson

JUNIOR MENDELSSOHN JUBILEE COORDINATOR

Esther Berreth BOOKKEEPER

ARTISTIC STAFF

Betsy Burleigh MUSIC DIRECTOR

Robert Page

MUSIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Susan Medley

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR AND DIRECTOR, JR. MENDELSSOHN

Maria Sensi Sellner ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Benjamin Filippone CONDUCTING ASSISTANT

Walter Morales ACCOMPANIST

Karen Roethlisberger ACCOMPANIST

Rob Frankenberry ACCOMPANIST

CHORUS MEMBERS

Salvatore A. Amelio Brian Anderson Regina Anesin Earle L. Ashbridge Chuck Beard † Susan M. Beresik Robert Bildstein David Bodette Roland L. Bowen † Elizabeth Atwood Burnette Christopher Chovan Sarah College Michael Conway Ted Cooper Karen B. Crenshaw Barbara Crigler Amelia D’Arcy † Beth Damesimo D. Kenneth Davies Karen DeVries Bethann DiLione † Jolanta Doherty † Mark Doncic †† Mary B. Doohan Stephen Patrick Dragan Kyle Duff Lynn Streator Dunbar Christine L. Elek Linda Evans Wiltrud Fassbinder

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Benjamin Filippone † Brian J. Filtz Lynnea Rose Fiorentino Jordan R. Fischbach Marietta FischesserMetze † Victoria Fisher Alexander Flurie Zanna Fredland †† Mark Gilbert Chris Girardi Deanna Golden †† David Gordon Mary Kay Gottermeyer Kimberly Sparks Graham Marcus Graham Margaret L. Groninger Theresa Vosko Haas Samuel P. Harbison III Marie Hattman Beth Rackley Hesselson Adam Hill † Deena L. Hower Michael J. Jackson Mary Jane Jacques Ed Jaicks Jeff Jezerc Holly Johnson Allison Johnston Marsha L. Keefer †† Ryan Keeling † Brett M. Kenna Bruce E. Klimcheck † Nancy M. Klimcheck † Andrew S. Knox Ryan Kok †† Joseph G. Kraus Nathan Leard Kwan II Lee M. Denice Leonard Kathy Linger † Liana D. Alksnitis Lloyd Jennifer Loh Stephanie Lowden Jonathan MacDonald † Kate Manukyan L. Glenn Matteson Susan A. Medley John Milnthorp Karl Naden Euthumn W. Napier Christopher Neff

Scott M. O’Neal † Andrey Nemzer †† Susan Oerkvitz Timothy M. Ore Michael Painter Edward F. Peduzzi Jr. Michael S. Pettersen John Phillips Cynthia Gail Pratt † Holly Reed Frank Rogel Justin M. Ross Gail Elizabeth Roup MaryBeth Salama Janet L. Sarbaugh Marcia M. Seeley MaryColleen Seip Maria Sensi Sellner Stephen Schall † Candice Shaughnessy † Matthew Soroka Emily Stewart Crystal J. Stryker †† Cody Sweet Elizabeth Thogerson Chris Thompson Marissa Ulmer Bill Vandivier Valerie S.Vernon † Sarah Webster Vodrey Mariana Sonntag Whitmer Katy Shackleton Williams† David Wilson David L.Wright Larry W.Wright Laura Connor Zajdel Benjamin Zaksek Alexander Zaretsky Joan Zolko § CHAIRMAN EMERITA

† PROFESSIONAL CORE

†† PROFESSIONAL CORE ALTERNATE THE MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH IS A STEINWAY ARTIST


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PETER KOPE

As co-founder and Artistic Director of Attack Theatre, Peter, along with Michele de la Reza, has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia, choreographing and performing works for theaters and festivals including the Avignon Festival, Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum, Spoleto Festival USA, the 7th Next Wave Dance Festival in Japan, and the Broadway production of Squonk. Attack Theatre seamlessly blends dance, multi-media, and live music, creating “wickedly entertaining stage productions” (Pittsburgh City Paper). Known for their interdisciplinary collaborations, Peter and Michele have worked with Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1998 choreographing more than two dozen operas and symphonies. Attack Theatre has collaborated with The Andy Warhol Museum, August Wilson Center, Quantum Theatre, Asheville Symphony, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh among others, and has created more than 150 original performances worldwide. Attack Theatre is the recipient of three PA Council on the Arts fellowships, the Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award, Hardie Arts Educator of the Year Award, named one of “25 to Watch” (Dance Magazine), named “Best Dance Company in Pittsburgh” (Pittsburgh City Paper ‘06 – ‘10) and named Pittsburgh’s Top 50 Cultural Powerbrokers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ’02 – ’06). Peter and Michele are acclaimed master teachers in

schools and universities, and are faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University where Attack Theatre is Dance Company in Residence for the School of Music. Peter and Michele were founding company members of NYC based PerksDanceMusicTheatre, leading dancers with Dance Alloy, and Peter performed with Jacob Pillow’s Men Dancers: The Ted Shawn Legacy and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. For more information visit www.attacktheatre.com.

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LAURA JELLINEK

Laura Jellinek is a set designer based in New York City. This is her fourth project with director Sam Helfrich, which include The Secret Agent (Center for Contemporary Opera), Cosi fan Tutte (Delaware Valley Opera), and Tape (Knife Edge Productions). Other recent opera and dance projects include The Cunning Little Vixen (Emma Griffin, Curtis & Opera Company of Philadelphia), Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Emma Griffin, Juilliard), and Ghosts (Christopher Wheeldon, San Francisco Ballet). Recent theater include Brief Interviews… (Daniel Fish, University of Rochester), Buddy Cop 2 (The Debate Society), The Really Big Once (David Herskovits, Target Margin Theater) and The Journey of the Fifth Horse (Michael Sexton, NYU Graduate Acting). Upcoming, Jellinek has projects with Emma Griffin at Curtis Opera Theater, Daniel Fish with Music Theatre Group, and David Herskovits and Target Margin Theater. These performances mark Laura Jellinek’s She holds a BA in mathematics from Brown debut production with the Pittsburgh Symphony University and an MFA in set design from NYU. Orchestra.

NANCY LEARY

Costume Designer Nancy Leary has a theatrical career that spans two decades. She has designed costumes for Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Chautauqua Opera, Mobile Opera, Juilliard Opera and Boston Musica Viva. Nancy has also designed costumes for the regional premiere of Permanent Collection which won an Elliot Norton, and Into The Woods which produced an acclaimed IRNE award for Costume Design. Both shows were produced by New Repertory Theatre. Other design credits include: Weston Playhouse, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, North Shore Music Theatre, ART Institute, Chamber Repertory Theatre, Boston Theatre Works and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

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Current projects include an off-broadway production of Steven Belber’s Tape. Leary is also part of the production and design team at Boston University School of Theatre. These performances mark Nancy Leary’s debut production with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


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ERIC SOUTHERN Lighting designer Eric Southern has worked on the Opera productions of The Secret Agent (CCO and Armel Festival in Szeged) Cosi fan Tutte (Sam Helfrich), A Month in the Country (Delaware Valley Opera), and Timberbrit (Jaime Constaneda, Ontological Incubator). Southern’s theater lighting and Scenery credits include The History of Kisses with David Cale (Kansas City Rep), 10x25 (Atlantic Theater Company), Anthony Rapp's Without You (codesign with Justin Townsend, Dir. Steve Maler), Sporting Life (Studio 42, Stephen Brackett), Stomp and Shout (Babel, Geordie Broadwater), The Storm (NYU, Michael Sexton), Renovations (WPPAC, Mikhail Garver), 3 Women (Columbia Stages, Anna Brenner), Whore (SPF, Stephen Brackett), Burn This (NYU. Gus Kaikonnen), and A Map of the World (NYU, Robert Moss). Eric was the resident lighting and set designer for the Atlantic Acting School for 5 years. He was also the production manager for the Atlantic Stage 2 where was a leading design associate for the Atlantic's Stage 2 theater, and a design consultant for the renovation of the Linda Gross Theater. Through his work with the Atlantic, he helped develop several programs including Atlantic 453, Atlantic Stage 2, Atlantic for Kids, New Works and currently Staging Success where he is a design mentor with current high school seniors. Southern obtains his master of fine arts degree at New York University.

Southern’s upcoming productions include Cymbeline with Chris Coleman (Portland Center Stage),The Last Five Years with Leah Gardiner at Crossroads Theater, and 427 a new short film written and directed by Jeremy Robbins. These performances mark Eric Southern’s debut production with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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EVERY GIFT IS INSTRUMENTAL The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to acknowledge the following members of our donor family who have made generous gifts of $500 or above to the Annual Fund in the past year. Those who have made a new gift or increased their previous gift are listed in italics. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, if we have not listed you correctly, please call Thank You! 412.392.4842.

INDIVIDUALS MAESTRO’S CIRCLE $100,000+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Juergen Mross The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Dick & Ginny Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Usher Arthur & Barbara Weldon BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE $50,000 - $99,999 Audrey & Jerry McGinnis Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Richard E. Rauh Mr. Steven T. Schlotterbeck FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. James Agras Bill & Loulie Canady Randi & L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. Steven G. & Beverlynn Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Mr.* & Mrs. Stanley R. Gumberg Drue Heinz Elsie & Henry Hillman Audrey R. Hughes 50 pittsburghsymphony.org

Tom & Jamee Todd Jon & Carol Walton Helge & Erika Wehmeier James & Susanne Wilkinson CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE $20,000 - $24,999 Anonymous John H. Hill Barbara Jeremiah Rick & Laurie Johnson Deborah Rice $15,000 - $19,999 Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Churchill Rev. James K. & Sara Donnell L. Patrick & Marsha Hassey Tom & Dona Hotopp Douglas B. McAdams Joanne B. Rogers Mr. Max Starks & Dr. Tiffany Calloway Starks Elizabeth Burnett & Lawrence Tamburri GUARANTOR’S CIRCLE $10,000 - $14,999 Anonymous (2) Michele & Pat Atkins

Benno & Connie Bernt Nadine E. Bognar Kathryn & Michael Bryson Jane & Rae R. Burton Dr. Rebecca J. Caserio Ron & Dorothy Chutz Roy & Susan Dorrance Jean & Sigo Falk Robert W. & Elizabeth C. Kampmeinert Nancy & Jeff Leininger Janet & Donald Moritz Bob & Joan Peirce Pauline Santelli The David S. & Karen A. Shapira Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Shoop, Jr. John P. & Elizabeth L. Surma Craig A. Tillotson Ellen & Jim Walton Dr. & Mrs. Merrill F. Wymer DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $7,500 - $9,999 Allen Baum & Elizabeth Witzke-Baum Mr. & Mrs. G. Nicholas Beckwith, III Michael & Carol Bleier Joseph* & Virginia Cicero


individual donors

Dr. & Mrs. Martin Earle Caryl & Irving Halpern Joseph & Dorothy Jackovic James & Joan Moore Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brooks Robinson Alece & David Schreiber

Dr. Kenneth & Mrs. Tracey Melani Marilyn & Allan H. Meltzer Sam Michaels Robert D. Mierley Family Foundation Betty & Granger Morgan Gerald Lee Morosco & Paul $5,000 - $7,499 Ford, Jr. Anonymous (2) Mildred S. Myers & William C. Alan L. & Barbara B. Ackerman Frederick Mr. & Mrs. Francis A. Balog Shelley, Dana, & Arthur Palmer Dan & Kay Barker Dale & Michele Perelman Noah Bendix-Balgley Dr. & Mrs. William R. Poller in Ms. Spencer Boyd honor of our four grandsons Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brent Mr. & Mrs. John R. & Svetlana S. Larry & Tracy Brockway Price Dr. & Mrs. Sidney N. Busis Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Calihan Millie & Gary Ryan James C. Chaplin Mr. & Mrs. William F. Roemer Mr. & Mrs. E. V. Clarke Nancy Schepis Mr.* & Mrs. Eugene Cohen Robert & Janet Squires Estelle Comay & Bruce Rabin Marcia & Dick Swanson Basil & Jayne Adair Cox Mrs. Carol H. Tillotson Ruby A. Cunningham Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem Thomas L. & Bonnie W. Philip J. & Sherry S. Dieringer VanKirk William S. Dietrich, II* Dr. Michael J. White & Mr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Richard LeBeau Donahue Nozomi Williams in Honor of Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Sally Webster & Susan Bassett Mr. William J. Fetter Rachel W. & Francis X. Wymard Mr. & Mrs. Milton Fine AMBASSADOR’S CIRCLE Terri H. Fitzpatrick $2,500 - $4,999 Robert & Jeanne Gleason Anonymous (5) Gail & Gregory Harbaugh Barbara & Marcus Aaron, II Mr. & Mrs. J. Brett Harvey Christiane & Manfred Honeck Dr. Carmen E. Ackmann & Mr. Ted E. Ackmann Mrs. Milton G. Hulme Dr. & Mrs. John C. Barber Elizabeth S. Hurtt Philip & Melinda Beard Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jamison, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. David Beaudreau Eugene F. & Margaret Moltrup Michael & Sherle Berger Jannuzi Foundation David Blair & Marianne Mr. & Mrs. Craig Jordan Bokan-Blair Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Kahn Marian & Bruce Block Mr. & Mrs. R. Drew Kistler Diana Block & Christopher Kiehl D. H. Lee, Jr. Mrs. William A. Boyd Anne Lewis Sally Minard & Walter Limbach Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Brand Gary & Judy Bruce Doris L. Litman Charles* & Patricia Burke Mr. & Mrs. Thomas James & Margaret Byrne McConomy Mr. & Mrs. Frank V. Cahouet Robert & Dana McCutcheon Devin & Shannon McGranahan Gail & Rob Canizares Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. McGuinn Roger & Judy Clough

Charles C. Cohen & Michele M. McKenney Bill & Cynthia Cooley Mr. & Mrs. G. A. Davidson, Jr. Ms. Jamini Davies Ada & Stanford Davis June & Barry Dietrich Elaine A. Dively Dr. James H. Duggan & Mary E. Duggan Mr. Frank R. Dziama Frederick & Ruth Egler Marlene & Louis Epstein Ms. Kelly G. Estes & Mr. Hank Snell Henry & Ann Fenner Mr. & Mrs. Hans Fleischner Kimberly & Curtis Fleming J. Tomlinson Fort Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Gailliot Gary & Joanne Garvin Mrs. Merle Gilliand Nancy Goeres & Michael Rusinek Kenneth & Lillian Goldsmith Mrs. Lee C. Gordon George & Jane Greer Mr. & Mrs. George V. Grune, Jr. Ira & Anita Gumberg Mr. & Mrs.* Charles H. Harff Carolyn Heil Karen & Thomas Hoffman Dr. & Mrs. Allen Hogge Dorothy A. Howat Leo & Marge Kane Mr. & Mrs. David N. Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Kerr, Jr. Sydelle Kessler Cliff & Simi Kress Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lane Judith & Lester* Lave Arthur S. Levine, M.D. In Memory of Elliot (Bud) Lewis Barry Lhormer & Janet Markel Tom & Gail Litwiler Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Love Mary Lou & Ted N. Magee Jeanne R. Manders* Lucine & John Marous James C. & Jennifer Martin Dave & Kathy Maskalick Victoria & Alicia McGinnis George & Bonnie Meanor Mary Ellen Miller Montgomery IP Associates Betty & John Mussler Barbara & Eugene Myers pittsburghsymphony.org 51


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Maurice & Nancy Nernberg Eliza & Hugh Nevin Fritz Okie Elliott S. Oshry Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr. M.D. & Linda E. Shooer Robert & Lillian Panagulias Richard E. & Alice S. Patton Eric & Sharon Perelman Mr. & Mrs. William C. Pohlmann Dr. Tor Richter in memory of Elizabeth W. Richter James W. & Erin M. Rimmel Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Riordan Mr. & Mrs. Daniel M. Rooney Abby & Reid Ruttenberg Donald D. Saxton, Jr. in memory of Barbara Morey Saxton Karen Scansaroli Mrs. Virginia W. Schatz Leonard & Joan Scheinholtz Michael Shefler Kay L. Shirk Dr. Marcia Landy & Dr. Stanley Shostak Dr. Ralph T. Shuey & Ms. Rebecca L. Carlin Paul & Linda Silver Mr. & Mrs. Harry Steele Lowell & Jan Steinbrenner Drs. Michael & Beverly Steinfeld Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Stept Theodore & Elizabeth Stern Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Stroebel Margaret Tarpey & Bruce Freeman Richard & Sandra Teodori Dorothea & Gerald* Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Thompson, II Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Ticknor John & Nancy Traina Konrad & Gisela Weis Carolyn & Richard Westerhoff Seldon & Susan Whitaker Dr. & Mrs. George R. White Jim* & Mary Jo Winokur Naomi Yoran Harvey & Florence Zeve Dorothea K. Zikos Robert P. Zinn & Dr. Darlene Berkovitz

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ENCORE CLUB $1,500 - $2,499 Anonymous (11) Mrs. Ernest Abernathy Andrew & Michelle Aloe Dr. Madalon Amenta Joan F. Apt Mrs. Jane Callomon Arkus Mr. & Mrs. David J. Armstrong Dr. & Mrs. Alan A. Axelson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Barensfeld Mrs. Barbara C. & Mr. Ralph J. Bean, Jr. Fred & Sue Bennitt Jeanne & Richard F. Berdik Dr. Michael & Barbara Bianco Mr. Michael E. Bielski Philip & Bernice Bollman Betsy Bossong Dr. Carole B. Boyd Bozzone Family Foundation Gary & Connie Brandenberger Hugh & Jean Brannan Mr. & Mrs. James H. Bregenser Lawrence R. Breletic & Donald C. Wobb Jill & Chuck Brodbeck Myron David Broff Roger & Lea Brown Howard & Marilyn Bruschi Harmon K. Ziegler & David L. Buchta William Burchinal Dr. & Mrs. John A. Burkholder Gene & Sue Burns Dr. Bernadette G. Callery & Dr. Joseph M. Newcomer Susan S. Cercone Mrs. Arthur L. Coburn, III Mark & Sherri Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Alan Cope Rose & Vincent A. Crisanti Cyert Family Foundation Marion S. Damick Jerry & Mimi Davis Alfred R. de Jaager Jim & Peggy Degnan Armand C. Dellovade James N. Dill, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James R. Drake John & Gertrude Echement Linda & Robert Ellison Donna & Bob Ferguson Marvin Fields & Kate Brennan Albert L. Filoni

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Fisher Chauncey & Magdaline Frazier Dina & Jerry Fulmer Dr. & Mrs. J. William Futrell Keith & Susan Garver Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Gebhardt Ms. Alice V. Gelormino Mr. & Mrs. David C. Genter Dr. Robert Joel Gluckman & Susan Johnson Rick & Stephanie Green Dr. & Mrs. Sanford A. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. William H. Gullborg William & Victoria Guy Mr. & Mrs. George K. Hanna Eric & Lizz Helmsen Jay Frey & Michael Hires Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Hiteshew Alysia & Robert Hoyt Dr. & Mrs. John W. Hoyt Micki Huff Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hunley Mary Lee & Joe Irwin Alice Jane & Paul R. Jenkins Barbara Johnstone Jackie & Ley Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jayant Kapadia Gerri Kay Judge William Kenworthy & Mrs. Lucille Kenworthy Gloria Kleiman James & Jane Knox George & Alexandra Kusic Dr. Joseph & AnnaMae Lenkey Dr. Michael Lewis & Dr. Katia Sycara Roslyn M. Litman George & Jane Mallory Dr. Richard Martin in Memory of Mrs. Lori Martin Carolyn Maue & Bryan Hunt Jean H. McCullough Mary A. McDonough Margaret J. McGowan Alan & Marilyn McIvor Sherman & Sue McLaughlin Susan Lee Meadowcroft Muriel R. Moreland Abby L. Morrison Lesa B. Morrison, Ph..D. Dr. & Mrs. Etsuro K. Motoyama Gerd D. & Helen Mueller Dr. Cora E. Musial


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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. O’Donnell H. Ward & Shirley Olander Dr. Karl R. Olsen & Dr. Martha E. Hildebrandt Ellen Ormond Warren & Rena Ostlund Mr. & Mrs. James Parker Drs. J. Parrish & C. Siewers Seth & Pamela Pearlman Connie & Mike Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Randall, Jr. Cheryl & James Redmond Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Roberts Mr. Stephen Robinson Dr. Lee A. & Rosalind* Rosenblum Mr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Ruskin Drs. Guy & Mary Beth Salama Mr. David M. Savard Thomas & Perri Schelat Joseph Schewe, Jr. Esther Schreiber Dr. Allan & Mrs. Brina D. Segal Preston & Annette Shimer Dr. & Mrs. Dennis P. Slevin Manny H. & Ileane Smith Marisa & Walter C. Smith Sandy & Mr. Edgar Snyder Hon. & Mrs. William L. Standish Lewis M. Steele & Ann Labounsky Steele Mr. & Mrs. James E. Steen Barbara & Lou Steiner Jeff & Linda Stengel Fred & Maryann Steward Dick & Thea Stover C. Dean Streator Mr. & Mrs. Frank Talenfeld Dr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. Turner Bob & Denise Ventura Jim Walker & Jonnie Viakley Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Vismor Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Vogel Dr. Ronald J. & Patricia J. Wasilak Ms. Sally Webster & Ms. Susan Bassett Mr. & Mrs. Raymond B. White Mr. & Mrs. Thomas White Elizabeth B. & Frank L. Wiegand, III

Nancy Bernstein & Robert Schoen Robert S. Bernstein & Ellie K. Bernstein Fund Don Berry Dr. & Mrs. Albert W. Biglan Harry S. Binakonsky, M.D. Franklin & Bonnie Blackstone SYMPHONY CLUB W. Gerald & Carolyn E. Blaney $500 - $1,499 Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Blansett, Jr. Anonymous (27) Diane C. Blanton Mr. & Mrs. Gary Abbs Richard & Susan Bloom Frederic & Deborah Acevedo Joseph & Shirley Bonner Mary Beth Adams Donald W. & Judith L. Borneman Dr. Lawrence Adler & Ms. Mr. Albert Bortz Judith Brody Dana & Margaret Bovbjerg R. Ward Allebach & Lisa D. Dr. & Mrs. A’Delbert Bowen Steagall Matthew & Leslie Braksick Mr. Christopher D. Allen & Ms. Robert N. Brand Claudia Mahave Mr. & Mrs. William H. Brandeis David & Andrea Aloe Gerda & Abe Bretton Donald D. Anderson Mary & Russell Brignano Mrs. Doris Anderson Mary L. Briscoe Craig & Dawn Andersson Suzy & Jim Broadhurst Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Suzanne Broughton & Richard Angerman Margerum The Rev. Drs. A. Gary & Judy Nicholas Brown Angleberger Nancy & John Brownell Mr. & Mrs. Charles Armitage Mr. & Mrs. David A. Brownlee James & Susanne Armour Timothy & Linda Burke Gerry & Jack* Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. James Burnham James* & Ruth Bachman Rev. Glen H. & Carol Burrows Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Ball Barbara & David Burstin Mary L. Biscoe James & Judith Callomon Lorraine E. Balun Andrés Cárdenes & Monique Dr. Esther L. Barazzone Mead Robert & Loretta Barone Dr. Albert A. Caretto Robert C. Barry, Jr. & Nancy L. Charles & Donna Cashdollar Bromall Janet E. Chadwick Robert Bastress & Barbara Dr. Thomas S. Chang Fleischauer Monsignor Willliam G. Barbara N. Baur Charnoki, P.A. Dorothy Becker Craig D. Choate Kenneth & Elsa Beckerman Mr. Kenneth Christman Yu-Ling & Gregg Behr Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Chung Vange & Nick Beldecos David Clark & Janese Abbott in Judith Bell Memory of Perry Morrison Edgar & Betty Belle Mr. & Mrs. William Clarkson Bendix-Balgley Fund of the Tides William & Elizabeth Foundation Clendenning Rudy & Barbara Benedetti Mrs. Sarah Clendenning & Mr. Eleanor H. Berge Un Kim Ms. Evelyn Berger Mr. & Mrs. Philip Coachman Dr. Peter & Judy Berkowitz Stuart & Cathryn Coblin Mrs. Georgia Berner & Mr. Christine & Howard Cohen James Farber Jared L. & Maureen B. Cohon Sarah C. Williams & Joseph Wilson, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Witmer Hugh D. & Alice C. Young Miriam L. Young Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zellefrow

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Alan & Lynne Colker Dale Colyer Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cornelius Barton & Teri Cowan Susan & George Craig Susan O. Cramer Melvin R. Creeley David & Marian Crossman Mr. & Mrs. Daniel G. Crozier John D. & Laurie B. Culbertson Susan Campbell & Patrick Curry Zelda Curtiss Cynthia Custer Dr. & Mrs. Richard Daffner Joan & Jim Darby Mr. & Mrs. William J. Darr Norina H. Daubner Janis A. Davis Joan Clark Davis Marlene & Richard Davis Bruce & Rita Decker Charles S. Degrosky Captain & Mrs. Ronald M. Del Duca, USN (ret.) Dr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Dell’Omo Mr. & Mrs. Lynn & David DeLorenzo Dr. Jau-Shyong Deng Mr. & Mrs. Edward DePersis Mr. & Mrs. Victor J. DiCarlo Mrs. Tika Dickos Richard & Joan DiSalle Docimo Family Mr. & Mrs. Todd Donovan Dr. Jane Donovan & Dr. W. G. Donovan Anthony V. Dralle Mary Jo Dressel Mary A. Duggan Jeff & Wendy Dutkovic Mr. & Mrs. Wm. F. Edsall Mary Jane Edwards Christopher & Gretchen Elkus Eugene & Katrin Engels Arnold & Eva Engler Dr. Timothy Evans Tibey & Julian Falk Dr. & Mrs. John H. Feist Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Madelyn & John Fernstrom Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Ms. Janet Fesq Dr. Joseph Fine Mr. & Mrs. David Fitzsimmons 54 pittsburghsymphony.org

Mr. Mark F. Flaherty Jane Flanders* Jan Fleisher & Rob Boulware Suzanne Flood Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Foley Mrs. Barbara E. Forrester Janice & Larry Foulke Mr. & Mrs. K. H. Fraelich, Jr. Mrs. Natalie H. Friedberg Friends of the PSO John & Elaine Frombach Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Fuhrer, III Lorie Fuller Normandie Fulson Ann & Bruce Gabler Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Gallagher Gamma Investment Corporation Marlene E. Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Gaudelli Joan & Stuart Gaul Pete Geissler Dr. & Mrs. Brian Generalovich Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Gerber Mr. & Mrs. William P. Getty Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Getze Jane N. Gilbert Revs. Gaylord & Catherine Gillis Mike & Cordy Glenn Dolores Gluck Mr. & Mrs. Ted Goldberg Walter I. Goldburg Samuel H. Golden Mr. Thomas W. Golightly & Rev. Carolyn J. Jones Dr. & Mrs. C. B. Good Mr. James Gorton & Mrs. Gretchen Van Hoesen The Graf Family Laurie Graham Ms. Rosanne Granieri & David Macpherson David & Nancy Green Charlotte T. Greenwald Dr. & Mrs. M. Joseph Grennan Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gridley Hanna Gruen Dr. & Mrs.* Alberto Guzman Jerome P. & Claire B. Hahn Marnie & Jim Haines Mr. & Mrs. Van Beck Hall Mr. & Mrs. Henry E. Haller Marjorie Burns Haller Jim & Mary Hamilton Jeanne M. Hanchett Susan & David Hardesty

Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Harris Ms. Christine A. Hartung Mr. & Mrs. Calvin R. Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Hausser Jana & Fil Hearn Cathy & John Heggestad Dr. & Mrs. Fred P. Heidenreich Ms. Martha S. Helmreich in Honor of my mother, Anne J. Schaff Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hepler Jana & Fil Hearn Bob & Georgia Hernandez Marianne & Marshall Hess Douglas & Antionette Hill Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hill Dr. Joseph & Marie Hinchcliffe Mr. Carlyle Hoch Ms. Donna Hoffman & Mr. Richard Dum Clare & Jim Hoke Philo & Erika Holcomb Katherine Holter Dr. & Mrs. Elmer J. Holzinger Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Hooton Mr. & Mrs. G.T. Horne Thomas O. Hornstein Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Hope H. Horst Drs. Mary & John Hotchkiss Anne K. Hoye Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Elwood T. Hughes Jean & Richard Humphreys Robert & Gail Hunter Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hyland, Jr. George L. Illig, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Iwinski, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Jacob Dr. & Mrs. Samuel A. Jacobs Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Willcox Jenkins Richard C. Alter & Eric D. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Johnson Tom & Cathie Johnson Mrs. Barbara B. Johnston Dr. Raymond M. Juriga Richard & Barbara Kahlson Alice & Richard Kalla Daniel & Carole Kamin Julie & Jeffrey Kant Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Kaplan Flo & Bob Kenny


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Rhian Kenny Ruth Ann & Eugene Klein Lynn & Milton Klein Peggy C. Knott Hetty* & James Knox Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Kobus Ms. Marilyn Koch Nancy & Bill Koch Dr.* & Mrs. Kian S. Kooros Ms. Dawn Kosanovich William B.* & Karen M. Kost Stephen Kostyniak Carly, Catherine & Kim Koza Madeline Kramer in Memory of Fred Kramer Helen Aldisert & William L. Krayer Alice & Lewis Kuller Robert A. & Alice Kushner Betty Lamb Dr. Michael Landay Dr. & Mrs. Howard N. Lang A. Lorraine Laux Marvin & Gerry Lebby Mr. David W. Lendt Father Ronald P. Lengwin Robert W. Lenker Sally Levin Claire & Larry Levine Mrs. William E. Lewellen, III Phillip & Leslie Liebscher Robert & Janet Liljestrand Elsa Limbach Mr. & Mrs. Kurt L. Limbach Mr. & Mrs. James T. Linaberger Constance T. Long Don & Hanne Lorch Mrs. Sybil S. Lowy Francis & Debbie Lynch Rosemarie & Jeffrey Lynn Pat & Don MacDonald William & Nora MacDonald Neil & Ruth MacKay Prof. Heather MacLean Hank Mader John K. Maitland Mr. & Mrs. Robert Malnati Carl & Alexis Mancuso Pam & Charley Mansell Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Mars Thomas & Elizabeth Massella Dr. William Matlack & Leslie Crawford Matlack Kenneth & Dr. Carol N. Maurer Ms. Sidney F. McBride

Mr. & Mrs. Jon W. McCarter McCarthy Rail Insurance Managers, Inc. Mr. Samuel A. McClung Jonathan & Kathryn McClure Paula & Bob McCracken Mrs. Samuel K. McCune Keith McDuffie Mary & R. Lee McFadden Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. McGarry Carol Jean McKenzie Jean & John McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. William P. Meehan Mr. David Givens & Mr. Stephen Mellett Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Mellon Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz In Memory of William C. Menges Robert & Elizabeth Mertz Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mrs. William Metcalf, III Mr. & Mrs. Roger F. Meyer Bridget & Scott Michael Dr. & Mrs. Donald B. Middleton Robert & Miriam Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Vincent P. Miller, Jr. Dr. Samuel* & Nessa Mines Phyllis S. Mizel* Paul & Connie Mockenhaupt Mr. Jason Mooney Amy & Ira M. Morgan Jim & Susan Morris in Honor of Kay Stolarevsky Connie & Bruce Morrison Dr. & Mrs. William S. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Morrow Frank & Brenda Moses Mr. & Mrs. Richard Munsch David & Joan Murdoch Mary & Jim Murdy Terrence H. Murphy Dr. & Mrs. Donald D. Naragon Dr. & Mrs. Michael S. Nathanson Dr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Nebel Constance Nelson Dr. Nancy Z. Nelson Rev. Robert & Mrs. Suzanne Newpher Patricia K. Nichols Renee K. Nicholson Mr. & Mrs. David Nimick Dr. Sean Nolan Charles & Lois Norton

Heidi Novak Dr. & Mrs. Harry M. Null Maureen S. O’Brien Dr. & Mrs. Kook Sang Oh Paul & Nancy O’Neill Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Orr Dee Jay Oshry & Bart Rack John A. Osuch Sandy & Gene O’Sullivan Dr. & Mrs. Henry Overbeck Doug & Suzanne Owen Dr. Paul M. Palevsky & Dr. Sharon R. Roseman Mr. & Mrs. William A. Partain Dr. Anthony William Pasculle Patricia Passeltiner John & Joan Pasteris Kenneth Patterson Camilla B. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Pellett Daniel M. Pennell Dr. Jeffrey & Francesca Peters Ms. Dorothy Philipp Mr. & Mrs. Jon R. Piersol Drs. Robert & Kathy Piston Edward & Mary Ellen Pisula Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Porkolab David & Marilyn Posner Mrs. Mildred M. Posvar Eberhard Pothmann Mrs. Shirley Pow Ann & Malvern Powell Ms. Mary Alice Price Nancy S. Price* Myrna & Gerald Prince Mercedes & John Pryce Robert & Mary Jo Purvis Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Queenan, Jr. Fran Quinlan Dr. * & Mrs. Donald H. Quint James & Carol Randolph Barbara M. Rankin Drs. Bruce & Jane Raymond Dr. & Mrs. John A. Redfield Paul & Dorothy Reiber Eric & Frances Reichl Ms. Victoria Rhoades Carraro Dr. & Mrs. J. Merle Rife Mavis & Norman Robertson Edgar R. & Betty A. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Rohr Mr. & Mrs. C. Arthur Rolander Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Rom Elaine Rosecrans Janice G. Rosenberg pittsburghsymphony.org 55


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Mr. & Mrs. Byron W. Rosener, III Mrs. Louisa Rosenthal Carol & Scott Rotruck Dr. & Mrs. Wilfred T. Rouleau Joseph Rounds Melvin & Jeanne Rudov Mr. & Mrs. Edmund S. Ruffin, III Mr. R. Douglas Rumbarger Mr. Robert Rupp Mr. Leo P. Russell Murray & Shirley Rust Mrs. John M. Sadler Dr. James R. Sahovey Merrilee H. Salmon Tamiko Sampson Dr. & Mrs. Isamu Sando Bill McAllister & Janet Sarbaugh Stephen & Susan Sargent Sally & Keith Saylor Charlie Ward & Marita Schardt Albert & Kathleen Schartner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Schelat Ann & Bill Scherlis Dr. Melvin & Catherine Schiff Mr. & Mrs. George Schneider Mr. & Mrs. K. George Schoeppner Bernie & Cookie Soldo Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Schurr, II Mary Ann Scialabba George & Marcia Seeley Mr. & Mrs. David P. Segel Sharon Semenza Aleen Mathews Shallberg & Richard Shallberg Richard F. & Linda W. Shaw Judith D. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. Dr. Charles H. Shultz Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shure Rhoda & Seymour Sikov Marjorie K. Silverman Marilyn & Norman A. Sindler Ms. Ann Slonaker Wallace & Patricia Smith Bill & Patty Snodgrass Mrs. Alice R. Snyder Marjorie A. Snyder Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt David Solosko & Sandra Kniess Fund 56 pittsburghsymphony.org

Dr. & Mrs. Edward M. Sorr in support of music and wellness Dr. Horton C. Southworth Samuel & Judith Spanos Richard C. Spine & Joyce Berman Henry Spinelli Janet H. Staab Jim & Judy Stalder Patricia D. Staley Gary & Charlene Stanich Dr. James Staples Shirley & Sidney Stark, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Terence Starz Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Stayer William H. Steele Bronna & Harold Steiman Gene & Charlene Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Bernard P. Stoehr and Family Dr. & Mrs. Ron Stoller in Memory of Joanne Smaldino In Memory of Miss Jean Alexander Moore Mona & E.J. Strassburger Richard A. Sundra, in Loving Memory of Patricia Sundra C.J. Sylak, Jr. Stuart & Liz Symonds Carol L. Tasillo Mr. & Mrs. William H. Taylor, Jr. Gordon & Catherine Telfer Matthew Teplitz Mr. Philip C. Thackaray Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Thompson Mr. & Mrs. George H. Thompson Bob & Bette Thomson Gail & Jim Titus Denny & Colleen Travis Rosalyn & Albert Treger Paul A. Trimmer Jeff & Melissa Tsai Eric & Barbara Udren Diane & Dennis Unkovic Theo & Pia Van De Venne Suzan M. Vandertie Edward L. & Margaret Vogel John & Linda Vuono Wagner Family Charitable Trust Suzanne & Richard Wagner Bill & Sue Wagner John & Irene Wall Mr. & Mrs. John Wandrisco Mr. W.L. & Dr. B.H. Ward

Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Waterman, Jr. Marvin & Dot Wedeen Elaine Weil William C. Weil Jodi & Andrew Weisfield Bill Weiss Norman & Marilyn Weizenbaum Mr. & Mrs. James P. Welch Nancy Welfer J.B. Weller Frank & Heide Wenzel Mrs. Louis A. Werbaneth Nancy Werner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Westerberg Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Wettach James Whitehead Dr. Ann G. Wilmoth Mr. & Mrs. Miles C. Wilson James & Ramona Wingate Marie & Daniel Winschel Sheryl & Bruce Wolf Sidney & Tucky Wolfson Ellie & Joe Wymard Rufus J. Wysor Mark & Judy Yogman Marlene & John Yokim Dr. & Mrs. Jack Yorty Dr. Mark C. Zemanick Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ziatek Simone Ziegler The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra would like to thank the generous individuals whose gifts we cannot recognize due to space constraints. Please read their names on our website at pittsburghsymphony.org. Current as of October 31, 2011

*deceased


EXPLORE & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS

HOW DO YOU FORM A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO A PIECE OF MUSIC? Join us in developing your audience skills of discovery, inquiry and reflection through group exploration, and engage with fellow music lovers in a fun, welcoming environment. Workshops are held at 1:30 pm prior to select BNY Mellon Grand Classics Sunday afternoon performances in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at Heinz Hall. In an informal follow up discussion after the concert, relax, share your “ah-ha” moments and pose any questions that remain. FREE and open to all ticket holders to the afternoon’s performance.

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1:30 pm

Moving Pictures:

A workshop/performance on Mussorgsky with Attack Theatre

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 1:30 pm

Prokofiev’s Musical Wit

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 1:30 pm

Pulse of the World: Stucky’s Spirit Voices

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1:30 pm

Orchestral Portraits: Elgar’s Enigma Variations Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:30 pm

Found in Translation: Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet Call 412.392.4876 or email explore@pittsburghsymphony.org to register. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE PRE-CONCERT WORKSHOP ONLY.


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FOUNDATIONS & PUBLIC AGENCIES

Anonymous (1) Allegheny County Allegheny Regional Asset District The Almira Foundation Bessie F. Anathan Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Benjamin and Fannie Applestein Charitable Trust Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Meyer & Merle Berger Family Foundation, Inc. Allen H. Berkman and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust The Louis & Sandra Berkman Foundation H. M. Bitner Charitable Trust Maxine and William Block Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Paul and Dina Block Foundation Bruce Family Foundation Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation Jack Buncher Foundation Anne L. and George H. Clapp Charitable and Educational Trust Compton Family Foundation The Rose Y. and J. Samuel Cox Charitable Fund Cyert Family Foundation Kathryn J. Dinardo Fund Peter C. Dozzi Family Foundation Eden Hall Foundation Mary McCune Edwards Charitable Lead Trust Lillian Edwards Foundation Eichleay Foundation Jane M. Epstine Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. Falk Foundation The Fine Foundation The Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation, Inc. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Goldberg Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation The Grable Foundation Hansen Foundation The Heinz Endowments Elsie H. Hillman Foundation The Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund May Emma Hoyt Foundation Milton G. Hulme Charitable Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation Hyman Family Foundation Eugene F. and Margaret Moltrup Jannuzi Foundation Howard G. and Frances Y. Jones Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Thomas Marshall Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Ruth Rankin McCullough Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation R.K. Mellon Family Foundation Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International Howard and Nell E. Miller Foundation Millstein Charitable Foundation The Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts Vernon C. Neal & Alvina B. Neal Fund A.J. & Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust Parker Foundation The Lewis A. and Donna M. Patterson Charitable Foundation W. I. Patterson Charitable Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Anna L. & Benjamin Perlow Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Pauline Pickens Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation The Pittsburgh Foundation Pittsburgh Symphony Association The Platt Family Foundation Norman C. Ray Trust The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation The William Christopher & Mary Laughlin Robinson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Rossin Foundation Ryan Memorial Foundation The H. Glenn Sample Jr. MD Memorial Trust James M. & Lucy K. Schoonmaker Foundation The Mrs. William R. Scott Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Scott Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Snavely Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Alexander C. and Tillie S. Speyer Foundation Symphony East Symphony North Symphony South Tippins Foundation Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust Wallace Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Rachel Mellon Walton Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Weiner Family Foundation Samuel and Carrie Arnold Weinhaus Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation Hilda M. Willis Foundation Phillip H. and Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation Current as of November 15, 2011 pittsburghsymphony.org 59


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CORPORATIONS Includes annual corporate donations and sponsorships BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION SIGNATURE CIRCLE $75,000 AND ABOVE Acusis Allegheny Technologies Incorporated BNY Mellon EQT Corporation Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PNC DIAMOND CIRCLE $40,000 - $74,999 Bobby Rahal Automotive Group PLATINUM CIRCLE $20,000 - $39,999 Alcoa Foundation Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company Delta Air Lines Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh First Niagara Giant Eagle H. J. Heinz Company Foundation LANXESS Corporation MSA Charitable Foundation PPG Industries Foundation Peoples Natural Gas Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP Triangle Tech Group United States Steel Corporation UPMC & UPMC Health Plan GOLD CIRCLE $10,000 - $19,999 Anonymous American Eagle Outfitters Foundation Bayer USA Foundation Bobby Rahal Volvo Citigroup Clearview Federal Credit Union Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Dollar Bank Ernst & Young LLP Fairmont Pittsburgh & Habitat Restaurant 60 pittsburghsymphony.org

The Frank E. Rath-Spang & Company Charitable Trust Hefren-Tillotson Macy’s Foundation Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. Sarris Candies, Inc. SILVER CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District American Environmental Services, Inc. Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Calgon Carbon Corporation Chesapeake Energy Corporation The Common Plea Catering Inc. Deloitte Eat’n Park Restaurants Federated Investors, Inc. Gleason, Inc. Heritage Valley Health System KPMG LLP Levin Furniture Mascaro Construction Company MEDRAD Morgan Stanley Mozart Management Mylan Pharmaceuticals Oliver Wyman PwC Reed Smith LLP Ruth’s Chris Steak House Schreiber Industrial Development Co. SYCOR Trombino Piano Gallerie West Penn Allegheny Health System

Koppers Lighthouse Electric Company, Inc. Marsh USA Inc. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Co. Silhol Builders Supply The Techs WPXI-TV BUSINESS PARTNERS PEWTER LEVEL $1,000 - $2,499 A.C. Dellovade, Inc. Berner International Corp Bowles Rice Attorneys at Law Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. ESB Bank Elements Contemporary Cuisine Ellwood Group, Inc. FISERV Hughes Television Productions Jendoco Construction Corporation Kerr Engineered Sales Company Lidia’s Italy Pittsburgh MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni, Inc. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nocito Enterprises, Inc. Oxford Development Company Rothman Gordon PC Six Penn Kitchen Stringert, Inc. Tube City IMS, LLC United Safety Services, Inc. Wampum Hardware Inc.

PARTNER LEVEL $500 - $999 Allegheny Valley Bank Big Burrito Restaurant BRONZE CIRCLE $2,500 - $4,999 Group Bombardier Angelo, Gordon & Co. Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Buncher Company Burrell Group, Inc. Cantor and Pounds Dental Cipriani & Werner PC Associates Dominion Resources Consolidated Communications Elite Coach Transportation Crawford Ellenbogen LLC Fort Pitt Capital Group Enterprise Bank


corporations

General Wire Spring Co. Goehring, Rutter & Boehm Hamill Manufacturing Company Hertz Gateway Center, LP Hoffman Electric, Inc. Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman The Jas H. Matthews Educational & Charitable Trust John B. Conomos, Inc. K&I Sheet Metal, Inc. Lucas Systems, Inc. McKamish, Inc. Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Modany-Falcone, Inc. Modern Reproductions, Inc.

Neville Chemical Company O’Neal Steel, Inc. PGT Trucking Pzena Investment Management, LLC Scott Metals Inc. Triad USA Wagner Agency, Inc. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc. We would like to thank all corporations that contribute to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Please see our website for a complete listing at pittsburghsymphony.org. Current as of November 15, 2011

Pictured: William Steinberg & Family

Laughter. Family. Music.

Keep the legacy alive. Remember the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in your estate plans.

CONTACT THE STEINBERG SOCIETY: 412.392.3320

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In addition to income from the Annual Fund, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is dependent on a robust Endowment to assure its financial stability. Gifts from Legacy of Excellence programs are directed to the endowment account to provide for the PSO's future. The Steinberg Society honors donors who have advised the PSO in writing that they have made a provision for the orchestra through their estate plans. Members of the Sid Kaplan Tribute program have made a planned gift to the endowment of $10,000 or more to commemorate a particular person or event. Endowed Naming Opportunities for guest artists, musicians' chairs, concert series, educational programs or designated spaces allow donors to specify a name or tribute for ten years, twenty years or in perpetuity. For additional information, call 412.392.3320.

STEINBERG SOCIETY Anonymous (13) Siamak and Joan Adibi Rev. Drs. A. Gary & Judy Angleberger The Joan & Jerome* Apt Families Francis A. Balog Robert & Loretta Barone Patricia J. Bashioum* Scott J. Bell Mr.* & Mrs.* Allen H. Berkman Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz Benno & Constance Bernt Marilee Besanceney* Michael Bielski Ruth M. Binkley* Thomas G. Black Barbara M. Brock Gladys B. Burstein Helen B. Calkins * Janet T. Caputo* Bernard Cerilli* Judy & Michael Cheteyan Educational/Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David W. Christopher Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Churchill Dr. Johannes Coetzee* Mr.* & Mrs. Eugene S. Cohen Basil & Jayne Adair Cox Rose Y. Cox* Chester* & Caroline* Davies Jean Langer Davis* Katherine M. Detre* Dr.* & Mrs*. Daniel J. Dillon William S. Dietrich, II* In memory of Stuart William Discount Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Mrs. Philip D'Huc Dressler* Frank R. Dziama Steven G. & Beverlynn Elliott Jane M. Epstine* Emil & Ruth* Feldman Mrs. Loti Gaffney Keith and Susan Garver Mr.* & Mrs.* William H. Genge Ken & Lillian Goldsmith C. Ruth Gottesman* Anna R. Greenberg May Hanson* Elizabeth Anne Hardie Charles & Angela Hardwick 62 pittsburghsymphony.org

Carolyn Heil Eric & Lizz Helmsen Mr.* & Mrs.* Benson Henderson Mr. John H. Hill Doris M. Hunter, M.D.* Mr.* & Mrs.* William C. Hurtt Philo & Erika Holcomb Ms. Seima Horvitz Florence M. Jacob* Esther G. Jacovitz Eugene F. and Margaret Moltrup Jannuzi Foundation Patricia Prattis Jennings Jane I. Johnson* Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Kahn Mr. Sid Kaplan* Lois S. Kaufman Miss Virginia Kaufman* Stephen & Kimberly Keen Mr. Arthur J. Kerr, Jr. Ms. Bernadette Kersting Dr. Laibe A.* & Sydelle Kessler Walter C. Kidney* John W. Kovic, Jr.* Mildred Koetting* Raymond Krotec* Mr.* & Mrs.* G. Christian Lantzsch Stanley & Margaret Leonard Frances F. Levin Margaret M. Levin* Martha Mack Lewis* Doris L. Litman Penny Locke Edward D. Loughney* Lauren & Hampton Mallory Beatrice Malseed* Jeanne R. Manders* Dr. Richard Martin in memory of Mrs. Lori Martin Dr. Marlene McCall Elizabeth McCrady* J. Sherman and Suzanne S. McLaughlin George E. Meanor Mary K. Michaely * Catherine Missenda Dr. Mercedes C. Monjian Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Mooney Dr. Michael Moran Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Mildred S. Myers

Dr. Nancy Z. Nelson Eda M. Nevin* Rhonda & Dennis Norman Rose Noon* Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr. M.D. Irene G. Otte* Mrs. Dorothy R. Rairigh* Barbara M. Rankin Richard E. Rauh Cheryl & James Redmond Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart Yvonne V. Riefer* Martha Robel* Donald & Sylvia Robinson Mr. & Mrs. David M. Roderick Mr.* & Mrs. William R. Roesch Charlotta Klein Ross Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Ryan Virginia Schatz Nancy Schepis In Memory of Isaac Serrins from Mrs. Isaac Serrins Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Simmons Audrey I. Stauffer* Dr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Stept In Honor of Dr. Raymond Stept from His Loving Family Mrs. Margaret Stouffer in memory of Miss Jean Alexander Moore In Loving Memory of Father and Grandfather William Steinberg from Silvia Tennenbaum & Family Richard C. Tobias* Tom & Jamee Todd Mr. & Mrs. Gideon Toeplitz Mrs. Jane Treherne-Thomas Eva & Walter J. Vogel Mr. & Mrs. George L. Vosburgh In Memory of Isaac Serrins from Mr. & Mrs. Ira Weiss David G. Weiss* Brian Weller Donald Frederick Wahl* Mr. & Mrs. Raymond B. White Sara Cancelliere Wiegand * James & Susanne Wilkinson Mr.* & Mrs.* Arnold D. Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Witmer Patricia L. Wurster Rufus J. Wysor Naomi Yoran Miriam L. Young


legacy of excellence

SID KAPLAN TRIBUTE PROGRAM

The Sid Kaplan Memorial Hallway given by David Kaplan in appreciation of generous gifts commemorating family and friends In Honor of Dr. Raymond Stept from his loving family

In Honor of Mariss & Irina Jansons and friendship from Dr. Laibe* & Sydelle Kessler Honoring my dear friend, Marvin Hamlisch, from Mina Kulber

ENDOWED CHAIRS Principal Horn Chair, given by an Anonymous Donor First Violin Chair, given by Allen H. Berkman in memory of his beloved wife, Selma Wiener Berkman Michael & Carol Bleier Horn Chair given in memory of our parents, Tina & Charles Bleier and Ruth & Shelley Stein Jane & Rae Burton Cello Chair Cynthia S. Calhoun Principal Viola Chair Virginia Campbell Principal Harp Chair Ron & Dorothy Chutz First Violin Chair Johannes & Mona L. Coetzee Memorial Principal English Horn Chair George & Eileen Dorman Assistant Principal Cello Chair Albert H. Eckert Associate Principal Percussion Chair Beverlynn & Steven Elliott Associate Concertmaster Chair Jean & Sigo Falk Principal Librarian Chair Endowed Principal Piccolo Chair, given to honor Frank and Loti Gaffney William & Sarah Galbraith First Violin Chair Ira & Nanette Gordon – The Gracky Fund for Education & Community Engagement Susan S. Greer Memorial Trumpet Chair, given by Peter Greer Caryl & Irving Halpern Cello Chair William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Vira I. Heinz Music Director Chair Principal Pops Conductor Chair Endowed by Henry & Elsie Hillman Tom & Dona Hotopp Principal Bass Chair

Milton G. Hulme, Jr. Guest Conductor Chair given by Mine Safety Appliances Company Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Jones III, Principal Keyboard Chair Virginia Kaufman Resident Conductor Chair, Lawrence Loh Stephen & Kimberly Keen Bass Chair G. Christian Lantzsch & Duquesne Light Company Principal Second Violin Chair Mr. & Mrs. William Genge and Mr. & Mrs. James E. Lee Principal Bassoon Chair Nancy & Jeffery Leininger First Violin Chair Edward D. Loughney CoPrincipal Trumpet Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Endowed by Gerald & Audrey McGinnis Honoring The Center for Young Musicians Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. McGuinn Cello Chair Dr. William Larimer Mellon, Jr. Principal Oboe Chair, given by Rachel Mellon Walton Messiah Concerts Endowed by the Howard & Nellie E. Miller Chair Donald I. & Janet Moritz and Equitable Resources, Inc. Associate Principal Cello Chair The Perry & BeeJee Morrison String Instrument Loan Fund The Morrison Family Associate Principal Second Violin Chair Mildred S. Myers & William C. Frederick Co-Principal Oboe Chair Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair, given in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Jackman by Barbara Jackman Pfouts Pittsburgh Symphony Association Principal Cello Chair

In Loving Memory of Martin Smith, PSO Horn, 1980-2005, from his siblings Todd Smith, Judy Dupont, & Susan Noble

Reed Smith Chair honoring Tom Todd Horn Chair James W. & Erin Rimmel Percussion Chair Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart Oboe Chair Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation Guest Conductor Chair Martha Brooks Robinson Principal Trumpet Chair Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Silberman Principal Clarinet Chair Mr. and Mrs. Willard J. Tillotson Jr. Viola Chair Tom & Jamee Todd Principal Trombone Chair Rachel Mellon Walton Concertmaster Chair, given by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife Jacqueline Wechsler Horn Chair given in memory of Irving (Buddy) Wechsler Barbara Weldon Principal Timpani Chair Hilda M. Willis Foundation Flute Chair Thomas H. & Frances Witmer Assistant Principal Horn Chair The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra wishes to thank individuals who have made gifts or provisions through the Legacy of Excellence programs. If you find that your name has not been listed and should be, or if you would like additional information about making gifts to the endowment, please call 412.392.3320. Current as of November 15 , 2011 *deceased

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COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is grateful to our Commitment to Excellence Campaign donors and is pleased to acknowledge the following members of our donor family who have made gifts of $1,000 or more to the Commitment to Excellence Campaign. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, if we have not listed you correctly, please call 412.392.2887.

$1,000,000+ Anonymous (1) BNY Mellon The Buncher Family Foundation William S. Dietrich, II* Eden Hall Foundation Beverlynn & Steven Elliott The Heinz Endowments Elsie & Henry Hillman The Estate of Virginia Kaufman The Richard King Mellon Foundation PNC R.P. Simmons Family Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Arthur and Barbara Weldon $500,000 - $999,999 Anonymous Roy & Susan Dorrance The Giant Eagle Foundation Mr. & Mrs.* J. Robert Maxwell Catharine M. Ryan & John T. Ryan III Tom & Jamee Todd

Falk Foundation & Sigo and Jean Falk Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Gailliot Goldman Sachs Gives Ira & Anita Gumberg Hansen Foundation Hefren-Tillotson Rick & Laurie Johnson Nancy & Jeff Leininger Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. McGuinn Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Rachel Mellon Walton Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart Samuel and Carrie Arnold Weinhaus Fund Edward D. Loughney* Bill* & Carol Tillotson Jon & Carol Walton Helge & Erika Wehmeier James & Susanne Wilkinson Hilda M. Willis Foundation

$250,000 - $499,999 Allegheny Technologies Incorporated Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Edward S. & Jo-Ann M. Churchill Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Donahue Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Drue Heinz Trust Tom & Dona Hotopp G. Christian Lantszch* Lillian Edwards Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McConomy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Usher Thomas H. and Frances M. Witmer

$50,000 - $99,999 Estate of Florence M. Jacob Benno & Constance Bernt Michael & Carol Bleier Kathryn & Michael Bryson Sidney & Sylvia Busis Ann & Frank Cahouet Ron & Dorothy Chutz Basil & Jayne Adair Cox Pamela R. & Kenneth B. Dunn Barbara Jeremiah A. W. Mellon Foundation James & Joan Moore Donald I. & Janet Moritz Mildred S. Myers & William C. Frederick Elliott S. Oshry Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reed Smith LLP Abby & Reid Ruttenberg John P. & Elizabeth L. Surma Jacquelin G. Wechsler

$100,000 - $249,999 Anonymous (3) Rae & Jane Burton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Calihan The Estate of Johannes Coetzee Randi & L.Van V. Dauler, Jr., Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund EQT Corporation The Estate of Beatrice Malseed The Estate of Donald F. Wahl

$25,000-$49,999 Anonymous (1) Alan L. & Barbara B. Ackerman Larry & Tracy Brockway Robert C. Denove Martin & Lisa Earle Eichleay Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Nancy Goeres & Michael Rusinek Ms. Anna Greenberg Robert W. & Elizabeth C. Kampmeinert

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Stephen & Kimberly Keen Mrs. H.J. Levin Betty & Granger Morgan The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brooks Robinson Mr. & Mrs. William F. Roemer Stan & Carole Russell Karen Scansaroli James M. & Lucy K. Schoonmaker Foundation Schreiber Industrial Development Co. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Steen The Estate of Joan Dillon Milton & Nancy Washington Harvey & Florence Zeve $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (1) William & Frances Aloe Charitable Foundation The Louis & Sandra Berkman Foundation Michael E. Bielski Estate of Ruth M. Binkley Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Booker AndrĂŠs CĂĄrdenes & Monique Mead James C. & Carol* C. Chaplin Joseph* & Virginia Cicero The Estate of Richard C. Tobias The Estate of Jane I. Johnson Greg & Ellen Jordan Ruth Feldman* & Emil Feldman Elizabeth H. Genter David & Nancy Green Caryl & Irving Halpern David G. Hammer The Walt Harper Memorial Fund W.S. & Linda J. Hart Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Karen & Thomas Hoffman Ms. Seima Horvitz Mark Huggins & Bonnie Siefers David & Melissa Iwinski Eric & Valerie Johnson Rhian Kenny Judith & Lester* Lave Carolyn Maue & Bryan Hunt Douglas B. McAdams Alicia & Victoria McGinnis Mary Ellen Miller Maureen S. O'Brien Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. O'Brien


commitment to excellence Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr. M.D. & Linda E. Shooer Estate of Audrey I. Stauffer Mr. & Mrs. John R. Price Deborah Rice James W. & Erin M. Rimmel Max & Tiffany Starks Elizabeth Burnett & Lawrence Tamburri The Chester A. Davies Trust Rachel W. Wymard Seldon & Susan Whitaker Dr. & Mrs. Merrill F. Wymer $5,000-$9,999 Jim & Jane Barthen Scott Bell Allan J. & Clementine K. Brodsky Roger & Judy Clough Estelle Comay & Bruce Rabin Philip J. & Sherry S. Dieringer Mr. & Mrs. David Ehrenwerth Mr. Ian Fagelson Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Gebhardt Gail & Gregory Harbaugh Mr. & Mrs.* Charles H. Harff Eric & Lizz Helmsen Richard & Alice Kalla Douglas W. Kinzey Cliff & Simi Kress Betty L. Lamb Jeanne R. Manders* Scott & Bridget Michael Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Miller Robert Moir & Jennifer Cowles Mary & Jim Murdy Mr. & Mrs. Hale Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Pollack Tor Richter in memory of Tibbie Richter Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Stept Dick & Thea Stover Becky & Herb Torbin Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Dr. Michael J. White & Mr. Richard L. LeBeau Robert P. Zinn & Dr. Darlene Berkovitz $1,000 - $4,999 Anonymous (7) Mr. Thomas L. Allen Joan & Jerome* Apt & Family Dr. & Mrs. Alan A. Axelson Kathleen & Joseph Baird Richard C. Barney Robert W. & Janet W. Baum Philip & Melinda Beard Yu-Ling and Gregg Behr Patti & Sandy Berman Georgia Berner

Drs. Barbara & Albert Biglan Marian & Bruce Block Nadine E. Bognar Betsy Bossong Lois R. Brozenick Howard & Marilyn Bruschi Doug Burns Burrell Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Cameron Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Shannon Capellupo Gloria R. Clark Mr. Ray Clover Dr. Richard L. & Sally B. Cohen Bill & Cynthia Cooley Stacy Corcoran Rose & Vincent Crisanti Patricia Criticos Donna Dierken Dado Ada & Stanford Davis Dr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Dell'Omo Valerie DiCarlo June & Barry Dietrich Lisa Donnermeyer Francis & Gene Fairman III In Honor of Ruth Feldman* & Emil Feldman Jan Fleisher & Rob Boulware Friends & Family of Stanford P. Davis Dr. R. Kent Galey & Dr. Karen Roche Gamma Investment Corporation Kathleen Gavigan & William B. Dixon Mr. & Mrs. James Genstein Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Graham John F. Gray Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Guadagnino Carol E. Higgins Adam & Allison Hill Kelvin Hill Esther & Terry Horne Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Hornstein Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Jacobs, Jr. Susan & Wyatt Jenny Leo & Marge Kane Joan M. Kaplan Mr. Navroz J. Karkaria Judge William Kenworthy & Mrs. Lucille Kenworthy Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Kerr, Jr. Jan & Guari Kiefer Aleta J. & Paul King Carly, Catherine & Kim Koza Elaine & Carl Krasik In Memory of Jack Larouere Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Leech Dr. Joseph & AnnaMae Lenkey Frances F. Levin Ken & Hope Linge E.D. Loughney

MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni, Inc. Mary Lou & Ted N. Magee Carl & Alexis Mancuso Dave & Kathy Maskalick Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Massaro, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Water T. McGough, Jr. George & Bonnie Meanor Marilyn & Allan Meltzer Burl J. F. Moone, III Arthur J. Murphy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Perry Napolitano Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Nussbaum Roger & Sarah Parker Camilla B. Pearce and Dan Gee* Joseph & Suzanne Perrino Symphony East Barbara Rackoff Bruce S. Reopolos Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Roberts Betty & Edgar R. Robinson Bruce & Susy Robison Dr. Lee A. & Rosalind* Rosenblum Charlotta Klein Ross Joseph Rounds Millie & Gary Ryan Gail Ryave & Family Mary Sedigas Allyn R. Shaw, William M. Shaw III & Family, Susan Wambold Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. Dr. Ralph T. Shuey & Rebecca L. Carlin Paul & Linda Silver Laurie & Paul Singer Lois & Bill Singleton Marjorie A. Snyder Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt Shirley & Sidney Stark, Jr. Jeff & Linda Stengel Stringert, Inc. Peter Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Frank Talenfeld Dorothea & Gerald* Thompson Jeff & Melissa Tsai Jim* & Mary Jo Winokur Scott & Stacy Weber Marvin & Dot Wedeen Jodi & Andrew Weisfield Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Wright Mr. & Mrs. Richard Zahren We would like to thank all of our donors to the Commitment to Excellence Campaign. A complete listing can be found on our website at pittsburghsymphony.org Current as of November 15, 2011 *deceased pittsburghsymphony.org 65


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SPECIAL NAMED GIFTS BNY Mellon ........................................Recordings & Electronic Media, and Artistic Excellence Programs Benno & Constance Bernt ......................................................................................................Stage Right Door Rae & Jane Burton ........................................................................................................................Garden Bench Randi & L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. ........................................................Mozart Room Elevator & Garden Bench William S. Dietrich, II* ............................................................Endowment for PSO Educational Programs Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Donahue ................................................................................Music for the Spirit Roy & Susan Dorrance ......................................................................................................Music for the Spirit EQT Corporation ..................................Community Engagement & EQT Student Side-By-Side Program Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Gailliot ..........................................................................................................Grand Piano Goldman Sachs Gives..............................................................................Community Engagement Concerts Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield ..................................................................Music and Wellness Program Elsie & Henry Hillman ..................The Henry L. Hillman Endowment for International Performances Ms. Seima Horvitz ........................................................................................................................Garden Bench David & Melissa Iwinski ..........................................................................................................Stage Left Door Lillian Edwards Foundation..........................................................................................Heartstrings Program Mr. & Mrs.* J. Robert Maxwell............................................................................President and CEO’s Office Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ................................................................................Grand Tier Door - Right Center PNC ..................................................................................PNC Walkway at Heinz Hall and PNC Tiny Tots Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart ....................................................................................................Grand Piano Mr. & Mrs. William F. Roemer....................................................................................................Garden Bench Catharine M. Ryan & John T. Ryan, III ............................................................................Music for the Spirit Alece & David Schreiber ............................................................................................................Garden Bench Harvey & Florence Zeve..............................................................................................................Garden Bench Current as of November 15, 2011

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HEINZ HALL BOX OFFICE Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Weekend hours vary based on performance times. Tickets may be purchased by calling 412.392.4900 and are also available at Theater Square Box Office.

THE LATECOMER’S GALLERY, located behind the Main Floor, affords patrons who arrive after the beginning of a concert the opportunity to enjoy the performance until they can be seated. Latecomers will be seated at suitable intervals during the program, at the discretion of the conductor. The Latecomer’s Gallery is also available for parents with younger children. THE MOZART ROOM AT HEINZ HALL Just seconds away from your seats, enjoy an all new dining experience with The Common Plea. pittsburghsymphony.org/mozartroom Reservations at 412.392.4879.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, such as requests for wheelchair accessible locations, may be made when purchasing tickets. Hearing assistance devices are available in the Entrance Lobby. Doormen and ushers are also available for assistance with these needs. RESTROOMS are located on the Lower, Grand Tier and Gallery levels and off the Garden and Overlook rooms; a wheelchair-accessible restroom is on the Main Floor. FOR LOST AND FOUND ITEMS, call 412.392.4844 on weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. THE ELEVATOR is located next to the Grand Staircase.

HEINZ HALL IS A NON-SMOKING BUILDING AND HAS A NO SMOKING POLICY.

AN ATTENDED COAT CHECKROOM is available in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Family Regency Room, located on the Lower Level or in the Grand Lobby. Coin-operated lockers are located on the Lower, Grand Tier and Gallery levels. REFRESHMENT BARS are located in the Garden and Overlook rooms and in the Grand Tier Lounge. Intermission beverages may be ordered prior to performances. Water cups are available in the restrooms. FIRE EXITS are to be used ONLY in case of an emergency. If the fire alarm is activated, follow the direction of Heinz Hall ushers and staff to safely evacuate the theater.

CONCIERGE SERVICE, in the Entrance Lobby, is available to assist with information about Heinz Hall, the Cultural District and area attractions and to help with dining, hotel, entertainment and transportation concerns.

THE EMERGENCY REGISTRY BOOK, for the convenience of physicians and others who may be called in an emergency, is located at the concierge desk. Please turn off cellular phones and pagers upon entering the theater and refer all emergency calls to 412.392.2880.

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Can I organize a group for a concert? Absolutely. With a group ticket purchase you receive discounted tickets, priority seats, personalized service and free reception space. For more information, call 412.392.4819 or visit our website at pittsburghsymphony.org/groups

What time should I arrive for concerts? You may want to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to concert start time to allow time for parking, entering the hall and finding your seat. BNY Mellon Grand Classics patrons have the opportunity to attend Concert Preludes, which begin one hour before the concert in the auditorium. What should I wear to concerts? There is no official dress code for events in Heinz Hall. Many patrons wear business attire, and many prefer to be more casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.

May I bring my children? Introducing small children to music is important to the PSO and we welcome young children to our youth concerts and Fiddlesticks Family Series. Children, approximately age six and over, are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket. The Latecomer’s Gallery and lobby video monitors are always options for restless children. May I take pictures? All still and video photography, or audio recording are strictly prohibited at all times.

How will I find parking? Pittsburgh’s Cultural District can be very busy but guaranteed prepaid parking is available to all ticketholders in the Sixth & Penn garage across from Heinz Hall. Ask about prepaid parking when you order your tickets.

What can I do to support the PSO? Your ticket purchase supports the PSO and we thank you! However, ticket sales only cover a portion of our operating costs. To make a tax-deductible gift to the PSO, contact our Donor Relations department at 412.392.4880 or visit us online at pittsburghsymphony.org How can I get someone from the PSO to speak at our event? The volunteers of the Speakers Bureau would like to share their passion for the PSO with the community by providing a speaker for you and your organization. If you are interested, please call 412.392.2235.


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