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PROGRAM December 7 & 9 program.................................................................... 13 December 7 & 9 program notes........................................................ 14 Leonard Slatkin biography.................................................................. 18 Anne Akiko Meyers biography........................................................... 20 December 14, 15 & 16 program......................................................... 23 December 14, 15 & 16 program notes.............................................. 24 Arild Remmereit biography................................................................ 30 Gil Shaham biography......................................................................... 32

EVERY GIFT IS INSTRUMENTAL Individuals.............................................................................................. 34 Foundations & Public Agencies.......................................................... 39 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 additional funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS \ 2012-2013 SEASON

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.

Corporations ......................................................................................... 40 Legacy of Excellence............................................................................. 42 Commitment to Excellence Campaign............................................. 44

INDIVIDUALS & HEINZ HALL INFORMATION 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......................................................................... 48

TO ADVERTISE IN THE PROGRAM

Contact: Elaine Nucci at 412.471.6087, or email: nucci@culturaldistrict.org ONLINE PROGRAM

Many PSO program books are also available for viewing online at: pittsburghsymphony.org/programs PROGRAM REUSE

If you do not wish to keep your program, return to the ushers for reuse at a later performance. 1


MUSIC DIRECTOR

Manfred Honeck ENDOWED BY THE VIRA I. HEINZ ENDOWMENT

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

Leonard Slatkin

VICTOR DESABATA GUEST CONDUCTOR CHAIR

Gianandrea Noseda

RESIDENT CONDUCTOR

Lawrence Loh

VIRGINIA KAUFMAN RESIDENT CONDUCTOR CHAIR

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Dennis O’Boyle X Laura Motchalov Eva Burmeister Carolyn Edwards Andrew Fuller Lorien Benet Hart Claudia Mahave Peter Snitkovsky Albert Tan Yuko Uchiyama B Rui-Tong Wang VIOLA

Randolph Kelly j CYNTHIA S. CALHOUN CHAIR

Tatjana Mead Chamis d Joen Vasquez X Marylène Gingras-Roy Penny Anderson Brill Cynthia Busch Erina LarabyGoldwasser Paul Silver

Fawzi Haimor

MR. & MRS. WILLARD J. TILLOTSON, JR. CHAIR

FIRST VIOLIN

Stephanie Tretick Meng Wang Andrew Wickesberg

Noah Bendix-Balgley RACHEL MELLON WALTON CONCERTMASTER CHAIR

Mark Huggins ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER BEVERLYNN & STEVEN ELLIOTT CHAIR

Huei-Sheng Kao ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER

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Anne Martindale Williams j PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION CHAIR

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Jeremy Black Ellen Chen-Livingston Irene Cheng Sarah Clendenning Alison Peters Fujito David Gillis SELMA WIENER BERKMAN MEMORIAL CHAIR

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Susanne Park Christopher Wu NANCY & JEFFERY LEININGER CHAIR

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Kristina Yoder SECOND VIOLIN Jennifer Ross j G. CHRISTIAN LANTZSCH & DUQUESNE LIGHT COMPANY CHAIR

Louis Lev d THE MORRISON FAMILY CHAIR

Adam Liu X GEORGE & EILEEN DORMAN CHAIR

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PICCOLO

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OBOE

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Scott Bell MR. & MRS. WILLIAM E. RINEHART CHAIR

ENGLISH HORN

Harold Smoliar j JOHANNES & MONA L. COETZEE MEMORIAL CHAIR

CLARINET

Michael Rusinek j MR. & MRS. AARON SILBERMAN CHAIR

Thomas Thompson h Ron Samuels E-FLAT CLARINET

Thomas Thompson BASS CLARINET

Richard Page j BASSOON

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David Sogg h Philip A. Pandolfi

MR. & MRS. MARTIN G. MCGUINN CHAIR

William Caballero j

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Bernie S. Annor Jensina Chutz

Jeffrey J. Conn Gavin H. Geraci Robert F. Hoyt Todd Izzo Rodrick O. McMahon

Gerald Lee Morosco Abby L. Morrison Gabriel Pellathy Victoria Rhoades-Carraro Barbara A. Scheib

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Ronald Smutny SECRETARY

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Janice Jeletic MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Daniel Pennell uNIVERSITY RELATIONS CHAIR

Lynn Broman SOCIAL ACTIVITIES CHAIR

Elizabeth Etter EDuCATION & OuTREACH CHAIR

TREASuRER

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ARTISTIC PLANNING & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION &

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & FESTIVALS

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

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John Karapandi STAGE TECHNICIAN

Carl A. Mancuso

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PATRON SERVICES

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DEVELOPMENT & SALES

TECHNOLOGY

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PROGRAM \ 2012-2013 SEASON

BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS | HEINZ HALL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 AT 8:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012 AT 2:30 PM

Leonard Slatkin, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin Pre-concert

Concert Prelude with Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor and PSO Composer of the Year Mason Bates

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 68 in B-flat major

Mason Bates

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (played without pause)

I. II. III. IV.

Vivace Menuetto Adagio cantabile Finale: Presto

I. Archeopteryx II. Lakebed Memories III. The Rise of Birds WORLD PREMIERE, COMMISSIONED BY ANNE AKIKO MEYERS WITH THE PSO Ms. Meyers

Intermission Camille Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, “Organ”

I. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Poco adagio II. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato Maestoso - Allegro Lawrence Allen, organ

Post-concert (Friday only)

Artist Chat on stage with Anne Akiko Meyers, Leonard Slatkin and Mason Bates

OFFICIAL AIRLINE

OFFICIAL AIRLINE

Mason Bates’ Composer of the Year residency is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. Mason Bates is the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the PSO. Music Alive is a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA.

PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS PERFORMANCE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

Symphony No. 68 in B-flat major (1778) ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 31 March 1732 in Rohrau, Lower Austria; died 31 May 1809 in Vienna PREMIERE OF WORK

Esterházy Palace, Hungary, 1778; Franz Joseph Haydn, conductor THESE PERFORMANCES MARK THE PSO PREMIERE

INSTRUMENTATION

two oboes, two bassoons, two horns and strings DURATION

21 minutes PROGRAM NOTES BY DR. RICHARD E. RODDA

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Since Haydn’s name is so closely associated with the genres of instrumental music, it is perhaps surprising to learn that in the year he apparently wrote this Symphony — 1778 — he was one of the busiest opera producers in Europe. As part of his duties at the Esterházy Palace, he was not only responsible for the regular Tuesday and Saturday orchestral concerts (for which this work was written), but he was also in charge of the opera and marionette theaters. He composed music for each of these functions, organized the repertory and performers, oversaw the music library and instrument collections, and conducted the performances. To say that he was busy is to seriously understate his situation. On March 10, 1778, the Pauli Company, a group of itinerant players, took up residence at the palace to present plays for the noble audience (for which Haydn also provided incidental music). From the date of the troupe’s arrival until three days before Christmas, there was a German play, an Italian opera or a German marionette opera at the Palace every night except Easter or when the Prince was not in residence. In 1786, Haydn conducted 125 performances of seventeen operas, eight of them premieres. So great was the Prince’s love of opera that, when fire gutted the opera house on November 18, 1779, he had the ground cleared and a new corner stone laid within a month. While construction went forward on the new building — grander, of course, than the original — the entire company was moved into the closer confines of the marionette theater, whose stage was specially renovated to accommodate the full-size singers. All of this operatic activity meant that Haydn had less time to devote to the symphonic form than in previous years. The symphonies of the decade following 1774 show little of the incipient Romantic spirit of the works of the preceding “Sturm und Drang” (“Storm and Stress”) period, with their minor keys and compressed emotionalism. Many of the post-1774 symphonies were written in a deliberately unaffected, popular style. Those were the years of Haydn’s growing European notoriety, and such a work as this Symphony No. 68 seems to have been written with a more general audience in mind than the group of devoted connoisseurs at Esterházy Palace. The late Haydn authority H.C. Robbins Landon had some disparaging things to say about the “great master sacrificing his art for the sake of public acclaim,” but the true measure of this Symphony is not that it fails to scale the peaks of the Paris or London sets, but that it shows such craftsmanship, style and wit at a time when Haydn was busier than at any other in his life. The opening movement is a compact, almost nonchalant, sonataallegro. The main theme is trotted out by violins in thirds before the double reeds have their chance with it. The second theme, full of little graces, appears over pizzicato basses and a ticking accompaniment in second violins and violas. A brief and uneventful development utilizes both themes. The recapitulation recalls the first theme (with oboes


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doubling the violins), after which the remainder of the movement proceeds apace, ending without deliberation. For reasons of structural balance, the minuet is placed second rather than third in this Symphony. It is a straightforward demonstration of this hardy dance species, with its main point of interest being some surprising but rather contrived dynamics sprinkled upon the central trio. The following Adagio is a sprawling sonata form whose incessant accompanimental rhythms look forward to the great Symphony No. 101 (“The Clock”) of 1794. The finale is one of Haydn’s rollicking hybrids: part rondo, part variations. The rondo theme, a chunky, little, no-nonsense ditty, is tossed off without introduction by the full orchestra. This same theme then serves as the basis for some resourceful elaborations. First the bassoons have a go at it. After another traversal of the rondo theme, the oboes get their turn. Further displays of the rondo theme and more of its variations lead to a disintegrating phrase which is followed by a curious section marked “Echo Solo” in the score. In these measures, various of the orchestral instruments quietly bandy about a thematic fragment before the entire ensemble joins in for the final sprint to the finish.

MASON BATES, PSO Composer of the Year

Violin Concerto (2012) ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 23 January 1977 in Philadelphia THESE PERFORMANCES MARK THE WORLD PREMIERE, COMMISSIONED BY ANNE AKIKO MEYERS WITH THE PSO

INSTRUMENTATION

piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp and strings DURATION

25 minutes

Mason Bates brings not only his own fresh talent to the concert hall but also the musical sensibilities of a new generation — he is equally at home composing “for Lincoln Center,” according to his website (www.masonbates.com), as being the “electronica artist Masonic® who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City, where he was a lounge DJ at such venues as The Frying Pan — the floating rave ship docked off the pier near West 22nd Street.” Bates was born in Philadelphia in 1977 and started studying piano with Hope Armstrong Erb at his childhood home in Richmond, Virginia. He earned degrees in both English literature and music composition in the joint program of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where his composition teachers included John Corigliano, David Del Tredici and Samuel Adler, and received his doctorate in composition from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 as a student of Edmund Campion and Jorge Lidermann. Bates was Resident Composer with the California Symphony from 2008 to 2011, Project San Francisco Artist-inResidence with the San Francisco Symphony in 2011-2012, and began a continuing residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in September 2010; he is Composer of the Year with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2012-2013. Bates’ rapidly accumulating portfolio of orchestral, chamber, vocal, theatrical and electronic compositions includes commissions and performances by the major orchestras of London, Lisbon, New York, 15


Washington, Atlanta, Toronto, Phoenix, San Francisco, Oakland, Annapolis, Los Angeles, Miami and Detroit, the Tanglewood, Aspen, Cabrillo and Spoleto USA festivals, Biava Quartet, Chanticleer and New Juilliard Ensemble. In 2010, Bates was commissioned to write Mothership for the second concert of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble composed of musicians from around the world who were selected through on-line auditions by Michael Tilson Thomas, the project’s director and conductor, and assembled in Sydney, Australia for rehearsals and a live concert on March 20, 2011 streamed on the Internet; the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert was held in New York in 2009. Bates’ many honors include a Charles Ives Scholarship and Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim Fellowship, Jacob Druckman Memorial Prize from the Aspen Music Festival, ASCAP and BMI awards, a Fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center, Rome Prize, Berlin Prize, 2012 Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities, and a two-year Composer Residency with Young Concert Artists. Bates is also an ardent and effective advocate for bringing new music to new spaces, “whether,” he explained, “through institutional partnerships such as the residency with the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOWseries, or through the project Mercury Soul, which has transformed spaces ranging from commercial clubs to Frank Gehry-designed concert halls into exciting, hybrid musical events drawing over a thousand people. Mercury Soul, a collaboration with director Anne Patterson and conductor Benjamin Schwartz, embeds sets of classical music into an evening of DJing and beautiful, surreal visuals.” Mason Bates wrote of his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, commissioned in 2012 by Anne Akiko Meyers with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, “Composers paint with sound, and my sonic palette has been growing rapidly in large-scale symphonies fusing orchestral and electronic sounds. But the pops, clicks and thuds of techno present challenges in a violin concerto: the subtle textures of this eighteen-inch instrument would be quickly painted over by the powerful colors of such a big palette. So, in order to fully showcase the violin, I stepped back into the acoustic universe — but with my ears still humming with exotic sounds. “The search for novel sounds pushed me, surprisingly, into primeval territory, resulting in a concerto filled with ancient animals. First and foremost is the solo violinist, who inhabits two identities: one primal and rhythmic, the other elegant and lyrical. This hybrid musical creature is, in fact, based on a real one. The Archeopteryx, an animal of the Upper Jurassic famously known as the first dinosaur/bird hybrid, can be heard in the sometimes frenetic, sometimes sweetly singing solo part. The searching melody that underlies the entire work, not heard in full until we are well into the first movement, has in fact been peering at us from behind the orchestral fauna all along. “Unfolding continuously out of the explosive first movement, the middle movement (Lakebed Memories) explores this melody dreamily, conjuring the lakebed in southern Germany where the archaeopteryx fossil was discovered. Eerie, hazy sonorities give way to a kind of underwater epiphany, pushing us airborne into the finale. In this last movement (The Rise of Birds), the soloist stays aloft on a jetstream of notes, inspired equally by Bach inventions and sparkling electronica. The work’s final measures transform the soloist fully from dinosaur into bird, with the melody floating high above an orchestra of fluttering textures. “Many thanks to Anne Akiko Meyers, whose fiery and soulful playing inspired every note of this piece, and to my dear friend Leonard Slatkin.” The residency of PSO Composer of the Year Mason Bates, is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their presentation of new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions. Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copeland Fund for Music, and The ASCAP Foundation.

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CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, “Organ” ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 9 October 1835 in Paris; died 16 December 1921 in Algiers PREMIERE OF WORK

London, 19 May 1886

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Camille Saint-Saëns, conductor PSO PREMIERE

3 April 1970; Syria Mosque; Lukas Foss, conductor INSTRUMENTATION

piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, organ, piano (four hands) and strings DURATION

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“There goes the French Beethoven,” declared Charles Gounod to a friend as he pointed out Camille Saint-Saëns at the Paris premiere of the “Organ” Symphony. This was high praise, indeed, and not without foundation. Though the depths of feeling that Beethoven plumbed were never accessible to SaintSaëns, both musicians largely devoted their lives to the great abstract forms of instrumental music — symphony, concerto, sonata — that are the most difficult to compose and the most rewarding to accomplish. This was no mean feat for Saint-Saëns. The Paris in which Saint-Saëns grew up, studied and lived was enamored of the vacuous stage works of Meyerbeer, Offenbach and a host of lesser lights in which little attention was given to artistic merit, only to convention and entertainment. Berlioz tried to break this stranglehold of mediocrity, and he earned for himself a reputation as an eccentric, albeit a talented one, whose works were thought unperformable and probably best left to the pedantic Germans anyway. Saint-Saëns, with his love of Palestrina, Rameau, Beethoven, Liszt and, above all, Mozart, also determined not to be enticed into the Opéra Comique but to follow his calling toward a more noble art. To this end, he established with some like-minded colleagues the Société Nationale de Musique in 1871 to perform the serious concert works of French composers. The venture was a success, and it did much to give a renewed sense of artistic purpose to the best Gallic musicians. Saint-Saëns produced a great deal of music to promote the ideals of the Société Nationale de Musique, including ten concertos and various smaller works for solo instruments and orchestra, four tone poems, two orchestral suites and five symphonies, the second and third of which were unpublished for decades and discounted in the usual numbering of these works. The last of the symphonies, No. 3 in C minor, is his masterwork in the genre. SaintSaëns placed much importance on this composition. He pondered it for a long time and realized it with great care, unusual for this artist, who said of himself that he composed music “as an apple tree produces apples,” that is, naturally and without visible effort. “I have given in this Symphony,” he confessed, “everything that I could give.” Of the work’s construction, Saint-Saëns wrote, “This Symphony is divided into two parts, though it includes practically the traditional four movements. The first, checked in development, serves as an introduction to the Adagio. In the same manner, the scherzo is connected with the finale.” SaintSaëns clarified the division of the two parts by using the organ only in the second half of each: dark and rich in Part I, noble and uplifting in Part II. The entire work is unified by transformations of the main theme, heard in the strings at the beginning after a brief, mysterious introduction. In his “Organ” Symphony, Saint-Saëns combined the techniques of thematic transformation, elision of movements and richness of orchestration with a clarity of thought and grandeur of vision to create one of the masterpieces of French symphonic music.

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/// LEONARD SLATKIN Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin began his appointment as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September of 2008. He was recently named Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), France, beginning with the 20112012 season. In addition, Slatkin continues to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a post that began in the fall of 2008. Following a 17-year tenure as Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Slatkin became Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Other positions in the United States have included Principal Guest Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he founded their “Sommerfest”; first Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra’s summer series at the Blossom Music Festival, a post he held for nine years; Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl for three seasons; and additional positions with the New Orleans Philharmonic and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. His engagements for 2011-2012 included Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Seoul Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, a tour of Germany with the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin, the New World and National Symphony (Washington, D.C.) Orchestras. Most recently, he has enjoyed return appearances with the Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, L’Orchestre National de Lyon, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orquesta Nacional de Espana (Madrid) and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. He is consistently re-engaged with many leading North American ensembles including the Saint Louis Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and, of course, Detroit. Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974, Slatkin has led virtually all of the major orchestras in the United States, including those of Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Cleveland and Philadelphia. He is a regular guest at major summer festivals such as Aspen, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Saratoga, and 18

New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. In Great Britain, he served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Slatkin has conducted most of the world’s major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Bayerische Symphony Orchestra and all the prominent ensembles in Paris and London. He has also appeared on podiums throughout the Far East. Opera performances have taken him to many of the leading stages in the U.S. and abroad, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Bastille, Vienna Staatsoper, Stuttgart and Washington National Opera. He has also led summer productions in Orange, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Santa Fe. Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have been recognized with seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. He has recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. European ensembles that he has recorded with include practically all the major London orchestras, as well as those in Munich, Paris, Prague, Stockholm and Berlin. Throughout his career, Slatkin has demonstrated a continuing commitment to arts education and to reaching diverse audiences. He is the founder and director of the National Conducting Institute, an advanced career development program for rising conductors. Additionally, Mr. Slatkin founded the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and has also worked with student orchestras across the United States, including those at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. He works frequently with youth orchestras across America and abroad, including the D.C. Youth Orchestra, Midwest Youth Symphony Orchestra, American-Soviet Youth Orchestra, European Community Youth Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago and


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American Youth Philharmonic. He also reaches out to younger musicians and music teachers through the NSO American Residencies program and regularly addresses and mentors public and private school students of all ages. Slatkin has received many honors and awards, including the 2003 National Medal of Arts (the highest award given to artists by the United States Government), the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton for service to American music, ASCAP awards with both the National and Saint Louis Symphonies, an honorary doctorate from his alma mater The Juilliard School, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the D.C. Mayor’s Arts Awards, and the prestigious Declaration of Honor in Silver from the Austrian ambassador to the United States for outstanding contributions to

cultural relations. Slatkin is the Arthur R. Metz Foundation Conductor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and beginning with the 2007-2008 season, the Distinguished Artist in Residence at the American University. He is the author of a book, Conducting Business, published by Amadeus Press. Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, his parents were the conductorviolinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, founding members of the famed Hollywood String Quartet. Slatkin began his musical studies on the violin and studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at The Juilliard School. He is the proud parent of a teenage son, Daniel. Slatkin last conducted the PSO in October 2012. 19


/// ANNE AKIKO MEYERS Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the world’s premiere concert violinists. She regularly performs as featured soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Boston Symphony, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vienna Symphony and the Warsaw Philharmonic. In the 2012-2013 season, Meyers gives the world premiere of Mason Bates’ first violin concerto, which she will perform with Leonard Slatkin and the Pittsburgh Symphony and later in the season with Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony. She also performs Barber’s Violin Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; with the New West Symphony as their season opening concert; and with the Phoenix Symphony, where she also performs the Bach Double Violin Concerto. Other dates include the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Andrew Litton and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 (with special cadenzas written for her by Wynton Marsalis) with the Reno Philharmonic; the Asian American Chamber Music Society of Dallas, and a duo recital at the Constella Festival with pianist Wendy Chen. At the Montecito International Music Festival, she gave a masterclass and performed the Arensky Trio and Mendelssohn Octet in a special tribute to her teacher, Alice Schoenfeld. In 2012, Meyers’ eagerly anticipated Bach Air album was released on eOne to critical acclaim. Featuring Bach’s solo violin concerti as well as the double concerto where Meyers played both solo parts on the 1697 ex-“Napoleon/Molitor” and the 1730 “Royal Spanish” Stradivari violins with the English Chamber Orchestra, Air was received with great popular and critical acclaim. Her other recent releases include Seasons...dreams, which included several world premieres, and 20

Smile, released in 2009. Both recordings topped the Billboard charts. In recent seasons, Meyers has performed across North America, Europe, Korea, and Japan, working with the Saint Louis Symphony, Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Tokyo Philharmonic and many other orchestras. She performed a special benefit recital for “Play For Japan” in San Francisco that was broadcast around the world on the Internet, and joined Ryuichi Sakamoto at New York’s Japan Society to raise funds for the Japan Earthquake Fund. Over the years, Meyers has collaborated with pop singing sensation Il Divo, top jazz artists such as Chris Botti, and Wynton Marsalis, who composed cadenzas for her in Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto. She performed the National Anthem to 42,000 fans at Safeco Field before the Mariners-Red Sox game in Seattle. Meyers has recorded extensively for labels including Avie, Camerata, eOne/Koch, Hyperion, Naxos, RCA Victor Red Seal, RPO, Sony and Warner Classics. Her catalogue of Red Seal Masterworks was re-released on iTunes last season. Other notable recordings include the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Andrew Litton and the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Prokofiev Concertos with the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Somei Satoh’s “Kisetsu” and the Joseph Schwantner “Angelfire” fantasy for amplified violin and orchestra, both written for, and premiered by, Meyers. A passionate advocate of expanding the repertoire, Ms. Meyers has regularly performed and commissioned new compositions, premiering works by composers such as David Baker, Mason Bates, Jakub Ciupinski, John Corigliano, Roddy Ellias, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Jennifer Higdon, Wynton Marsalis, Olivier Messiaen, Akira Miyoshi, Arvo Part, Manuel Ponce, Gene Pritsker, Somei Satoh and Joseph Schwantner. Meyers’ television credits include a feature on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, a segment that was so popular it was named the Number 3 story of 2010. An A&E Network telecast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony, a PBS broadcast with the Boston Pops Orchestra and John Wil-


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liams and her appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Emmy Award Show attracted national attention. She was featured in a performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Holland that drew an audience of 10,000 and was globally broadcast live on the Internet. Meyers also performed in front of 750,000 people in Sydney, Australia’s Harbour, celebrating their 200th Bicentennial, and has performed for dignitaries including the Emperor and Empress of Japan. She has been featured in numerous print and

television commercials including Anne Klein’s “Women of Substance” fashion campaign that appeared in magazines around the world, and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and recently starred in ads for Tourneau. Meyers performs on the “Ex-Napoleon/ Molitor” Stradivarius violin from 1697 and the “Royal Spanish” Stradivarius violin dated 1730. These performances mark Meyers’ debut with the PSO.

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THANK YOU. For the second year in a row your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was “number one” in dollars received during The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving on October 3rd! In a 24-hour period the PSO received 645 gifts – over $247,000 – for the Annual Fund. Thank you to everyone who participated, and helped make Day of Giving 2012 a success for the PSO and the other local non-profits who benefitted from our region’s overwhelming generosity. If you missed Day of Giving – don’t worry – there’s still time to make a tax-deductible gift to the PSO’s 2012-2013 Annual Fund before the end of the calendar year. The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have led the way with their pledge of $100,000 to the 2012-2013 Annual Fund. We ask that you show your support for their incredible gesture by making your own gift – TODAY! Consider making your gift to the Annual Fund via the web at www.pittsburghsymphony.org. It’s quick, secure and easy. An added bonus – By making your gift online, you help the PSO save on administrative, printing and mailing costs. And your support will go to work immediately. For more information about the PSO’s Annual Fund call the Donor Relations Department at 412.392.4880. THANK YOU!


BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS | HEINZ HALL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 AT 8:00 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012 AT 8:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012 AT 2:30 PM PROGRAM \ 2012-2013 SEASON

Arild Remmereit, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Pre-concert

Concert Prelude with Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor and Composer George Walker

George Walker

Sinfonia No. 4, “Strands”

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

Concerto No. 5 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219, “Turkish”

I. Allegro aperto II. Adagio III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto Mr. Shaham

Intermission Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Opus 13, “Winter Dreams”

I. Allegro tranquillo II. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso IV. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro moderato Allegro maestoso

OFFICIAL AIRLINE OFFICIAL AIRLINE

This weekend’s performances by Violin Soloist Gil Shaham are made possible, in part, through the generous Annual Fund support of Helge and Erika Wehmeier.

PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS PERFORMANCE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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GEORGE WALKER

Sinfonia No. 4, “Strands” (2011) ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 27 June 1922 in Washington, D.C. PREMIERE OF WORK

Newark, New Jersey, 30 March 2012; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Jacques Lacombe, conductor THESE PERFORMANCES MARK THE PSO PREMIERE INSTRUMENTATION

piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp and strings DURATION

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George Walker, born in Washington, DC in 1922, began the study of piano at age five. George started formal piano lessons soon thereafter and gave his first public recital at Howard University when he was fourteen. As precocious in academics as he was in music, he graduated from the competitive Dunbar High School that same year and then attended Oberlin College in Ohio on a full scholarship; he graduated at age eighteen with highest honors in his class. Advanced study of piano (with Rudolf Serkin), orchestration (Gian Carlo Menotti), chamber music (William Primrose and Gregor Piatigorsky) and composition (Rosario Scalero) at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia followed; in 1945, he became the school’s first black graduate to receive Artist Diplomas in both piano and composition. Later that year Walker made his New York Town Hall debut and appeared as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra (his prize for winning the Philadelphia Youth Auditions), both again firsts for a black instrumentalist. Further piano study in France in 1947 helped prepare him for several years as a touring virtuoso in Europe and America. Walker taught at Dillard University in New Orleans in 1954-1955 before completing his doctoral degree after just one year at the Eastman School in Rochester; the Piano Sonata No. 2 of 1956 was his dissertation. Following his graduation, Walker returned to France for two years on a Fulbright Fellowship and a John Hay Whitney Fellowship to study composition with Nadia Boulanger. After again concertizing successfully in Europe, he returned to America and thereafter taught at the Dalcroze School of Music and New School for Social Research in New York City (1960-1961), Smith College (1961-1968, where he became the first black tenured faculty member), University of Colorado (1968-1969), Rutgers University (1969-1992, where he chaired the Music Department), Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (1975-1978) and University of Delaware (1975-1976, where he was the recipient of the first Minority Chair established by the University). Among Walker’s many honors are the 1996 Pulitzer Prize in Music (for his Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra), induction into the American Classical music Hall of Fame, honorary doctorates from Lafayette College, Oberlin College, Montclair State University, Bloomfield College, Curtis Institute of Music, Spelman College and the Eastman School, grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Koussevitzky, Fromm and MacDowell foundations, membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, Library of Congress, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Kennedy Center and other leading ensembles and institutions. George Walker’s compositions, which have been performed by every major orchestra in the United States and by many in Europe, South America and Canada as well (his Lyric for


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Strings is the most frequently performed work by a living American composer), include: a symphony; concert works for piano, trombone and cello; several independent orchestral scores; five sonatas for solo piano and one for two pianos; two string quartets; two violin sonatas; a Mass for soloists, chorus and orchestra; several songs and numerous other smaller works. His recent compositions include the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2007), Foils: Hommage à Saint George (2006) and Sinfonia No. 4 (“Strands,” 2011). Walker’s Sinfonia No. 4 (“Strands”) was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra through the Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Jacques Lacombe conducted the work’s first performance, with the NJSO, on March 30, 2012. Walker describes the Sinfonia as “complex, intense and compact. I wanted to compose a work that was more than an overture or extended fanfare. The subtitle ‘Strands’ refers to the intertwining of various melodic elements that are unrelated to each other. Two of those strands are the initial phrases of spirituals. The Sinfonia begins with an introduction that consists of several sections before the principal theme is stated. This theme recurs several times. The quotation of the first spiritual provides a pensive relief from the proclamatory nature of the theme that precedes it. The briefer snippet of the second spiritual is affirmative. The following section consists of a melodic bass line over which fragmented interjections are superimposed. A similar section recurs, combining with the opening phrase of the second spiritual played by the piano during the course of the work. The bass material appears briefly in the coda.”

WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART

Concerto No. 5 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219, “Turkish” (1775) ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 27 January 1756 in Salzburg; died 5 December 1791 in Vienna PREMIERE OF WORK

Salzburg, December 1775

Salzburg Court Orchestra; Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, soloist

Mozart’s five authentic Violin Concertos were all products of a single year — 1775. At nineteen he was already a veteran of five years experience as concertmaster of the archepiscopal court in Salzburg, for which his duties included not only playing, but also composing, acting as coconductor with the keyboard player (modern orchestral conducting was not to originate for at least two more decades) and soloing in concertos. It was for this last function that Mozart wrote these concertos. He was, of course, a quick study at everything that he did, and each of these works builds on the knowledge gained from its predecessors. It was with the last three (K. 216, 218, 219) that something more than simple experience emerged, however, because it was with these compositions that Mozart indisputably entered the era of his musical maturity. These are his earliest pieces now regularly heard in the concert hall, and the last one, No. 5 in A major, is the greatest of the set. A. Hyatt King wrote that this is not only 25


PSO PREMIERE

9 November 1906; Carnegie Music Hall; Emil Paur, conductor; Alexander Petschnickoff, violin INSTRUMENTATION

two oboes, two horns and strings DURATION

31 minutes

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the best of Mozart’s concertos for violin, “but has no rival throughout the second half of the 18th century.” The opening movement is in sonata-concerto form, but has some curious structural experiments more usually associated with the music of Haydn than with that of Mozart. After the initial presentation of the thematic material by the orchestra, the soloist is introduced with the surprising device of a brief, stately Adagio, a technique perhaps derived from the D major Clavier Concerto of C.P.E. Bach, Johann Sebastian’s musically adventurous Sonata No. 2. When the Allegro tempo resumes, the soloist plays not the main theme already announced by the ensemble, but a new lyrical melody for which the original main theme becomes the accompaniment. More new material fills the remainder of the exposition. The development section is invested with passages of dark harmonic color that cast expressive shadows across the generally sunny landscape of the movement, and lend it emotional weight. The recapitulation calls for restrained, elegant virtuosity from the soloist. The second movement is a graceful song in sonatina form (sonataallegro without development). The final movement is an extended rondo in the style and rhythm of a minuet. It is from one of the episodes separating the returns of the theme that the work acquired its sobriquet, “Turkish.” This passage occurs before the theme is heard for the last time, and stands in surprising contrast to its elegant surroundings by changing its tempo, meter and mood to recreate a vivacious contradance in the style popular at the time in the dance halls of Vienna. A number of short tunes comprise this section. Most are, according to A. Hyatt King, derived from Hungarian folk music (known, vaguely, as “Turkish” in the 18th century), though one was part of a ballet titled Harem Jealousies that Mozart borrowed from his opera Lucio Silla of 1772. After the wonderful clangor of this episode, which even calls for the basses to strike their strings with the wood of the bow, the return of the minuet theme is guaranteed to bring a smile — as though the dancers had collapsed from exertion and had only enough strength left for something slow and easy. The end of the work is quiet, and wistful and unforgettable.


PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

(1866; revised in 1874) ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Born 7 May 1840 in Votkinsk; died 6 November 1893 in St. Petersburg PREMIERE OF WORK

Moscow, 15 February 1868; Orchestra of the Russian Music Society; Nikolai Rubinstein, conductor PSO PREMIERE

3 January, 1902; Carnegie Music Hall; Victor Herbert, conductor INSTRUMENTATION

piccolo, three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion and strings DURATION

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In 1859, Anton Rubinstein established the Russian Musical Society in St. Petersburg; a year later his brother Nikolai opened the Society’s branch in Moscow. Since one of the important aims of the Society was to encourage musical education in Russia, it instituted classes almost immediately in both cities. St. Petersburg was first to receive an imperial charter to open a conservatory and offer a formal curriculum of instruction, and Tchaikovsky, who had quit his job as a clerk in the Ministry of Justice to devote himself to music, was in the first class of students when the school was officially opened in 1862. By January 1866, he had completed his studies in theory and composition, principally with Rubinstein and Nikolai Zaremba, and was in need of a job. On the basis of his academic work, which included a cantata for the graduation examinations courageously based on the same “Ode to Joy” text by Schiller that Beethoven had set in his Ninth Symphony, Rubinstein recommended Tchaikovsky to Nikolai as a teacher for the music classes in Moscow. The official opening of the Moscow Conservatory was still some months off, so Nikolai was running the program from his own home and was able to pay his instructors only a pittance. Though reluctant to leave the rich cultural milieu of St. Petersburg for more provincial Moscow, Tchaikovsky accepted the much-needed position. As soon as his St. Petersburg studies were completed in mid-January, Tchaikovsky departed for Moscow, where he was greeted at the train station like an old friend by Nikolai Rubinstein. Nikolai immediately took the young musician under his wing, lending him clothes (including a frock coat left behind by famed violinist-composer Henryk Wieniawski on a recent visit), introducing him to his wide circle of acquaintances, offering him a room in his home, and lavishing upon him every hospitality. (Rubinstein also included Tchaikovsky in his nightly rounds of tavernhopping, during which each impressed the other with his capacity for alcohol.) Nikolai encouraged Tchaikovsky to supplement his teaching duties by continuing his creative work, and the first project he suggested was a revision for full orchestra of the Overture in F major written at the end of the preceding year. Tchaikovsky had conducted the original chamber orchestra version of the work as a student in December, shortly before he left the St. Petersburg Conservatory. The success of the revised version when it was conducted in Moscow by Nikolai on March 4th (the first public performance of one of Tchaikovsky’s compositions) was such that he was motivated to begin writing a symphony that same month. Though working on such a large scale was a daunting challenge for the young composer, the new symphony was completed by November, and premiered by Nikolai in Moscow on February 15, 1868 “with great success,” reported the composer to his brother Anatoli. The work was inscribed “Winter Dreams.” The first two movements were called “Reveries of a Winter Journey” and “Land of Desolation, Land of Mists”; the

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closing movements are without sobriquet. There is no specific program apparent in the music, though Tchaikovsky may have intended that this be his contribution to the many depictions of the harsh Russian winters that have always been popular subjects in that country’s literature and art. The Symphony’s first movement opens as the flute and bassoon present the doleful main theme above the murmurings of the violins. The complementary melody, more lyrical in phrasing and brighter in mood, is sung initially by the clarinet. The development section, typically Tchaikovskian in many of its orchestral techniques, combines true motivic elaboration with a certain amount of boisterous, newly invented figuration. The recapitulation returns the themes of the beginning and ends with the hushed whispers of the first measures. A chorale-like passage for strings opens and closes the second movement. Within this frame are set two folkish melodies: the first, a plaintive tune, intoned by the oboe, has hints of the Volga Boatmen; the other is a more flowing song given first by the flutes and violas. The nimble Scherzo, indebted to Mendelssohn for its effervescent writing, is based on a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, composed in 1865; the lovely central trio is the first of the succession of great waltzes Tchaikovsky penned for orchestra. The finale is a gloriously noisy display of orchestral color and rhythmic energy. It begins with a slow introduction (“lugubrious,” notes the score) during which the violins present the Russian folk song “The Gardens Bloomed.” A vivacious main theme in fast tempo is hurled forth by the full orchestra before the folk song returns to serve as the second theme. Twice the tempo is increased in the closing pages so that the ending of the Symphony is filled with brilliant whirling vitality and bursting high spirits.

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/// ARILD REMMEREIT In September 2010, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Arild Remmereit as its 11th Music Director, beginning in the 2011-2012 season. Remmereit’s predecessors include illustrious conductors such as Eugene Goosens, Erich Leinsdorf and David Zinman. Over a five-month period in 2005, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit made five dramatic debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony, quickly establishing himself as a major talent on the international scene. The New York Times wrote of his Pittsburgh debut: “…he showed utter self-assurance, using clear and wide-ranging gestures, particularly in a breathtakingly dynamic reading of the Schumann [Symphony No. 4]… The only thing listeners seemed to want to talk about afterward was Remmereit. ‘Sensational’ was the word heard most frequently.” The prestigious Wiener Zeitung hailed his performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 with the Vienna Symphony as “the sensation of the evening. … The orchestra played with unequaled precision.” Remmereit was immediately re-engaged in Pittsburgh, Vienna, Milan and Baltimore, and since then has conducted a number of other prominent orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony, England’s Hallé Orchestra, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), the Dallas Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Bamberg Symphoniker, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic, among many others. In 2005, he made an acclaimed debut at the Teatro alla Scala conducting Tchaikovsky’s opera Cherevichki.

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Highlights of the 2010-2011 season included performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, return engagements with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony, and a debut with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, among others. Born in Norway, Remmereit began piano lessons at the age of six, studied trumpet and performed as a boy soprano. In 1986, he graduated from the Norwegian Conservatory of Music, earning master’s degrees in voice, piano (jazz and classical) and composition. It was at a conducting seminar in 1985 at the Aspen Music Festival that he was inspired to change his focus. From 1987 to 1992, he studied conducting in Vienna under the direction of Prof. Karl Österreicher at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, where he also participated in a master class with Zubin Mehta. Remmereit studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and assisted him in several recordings in Vienna between 1987 and 1990. Remmereit and his wife currently live in Vienna. He last conducted the PSO on tour in July 2011.


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/// GIL SHAHAM Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time, combining flawless technique with inimitable warmth and a generosity of spirit. He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recital and ensemble appearances on the great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. In the 2011-2012 season, Shaham has continued his long-term exploration of “Violin Concertos of the 1930s,” which comprises performances at some of the most wellestablished concert venues with the world’s greatest orchestras. In January 2012, he began the year performing Barber’s Violin Concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony. He tackled Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto in February with the New World Symphony and filled out the rest of the season giving performances of the Hartmann, Berg, and Stravinsky concertos with the orchestras of New York, London and Atlanta, respectively. In October, Shaham brought Brahms’s Violin Concerto to Carnegie Hall with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and later in the season has reprised the concerto with the orchestras of San Francisco, Boston and Delaware. This fall also saw Shaham exploring several of Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin on a U.S. recital tour. Shaham returned to the studio with his sister, pianist Orli Shaham, for a new recording, Hebrew Melodies, due out in January 2012 on his own label (Canary Classics). The repertoire features an exploration of both traditional and modern Jewish music, including the world-premiere recording of Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s new work “Niggunim,” a work praised by the New York Times for its “explosive energy.” This is not the first time Shaham has had the good fortune to enjoy musical collaborations with family members; previously he’s worked with wife Adele Anthony, sister Orli Shaham, and his brother-in-law, conductor David Robertson. On two occasions – first in 2007 and then again in 2009 – the violinist has succeeded in fulfilling his dream of bringing together family, friends, and colleagues for chamber mu-

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sic; both tours of Brahms programs culminated in a series of three concerts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Last season, Shaham launched the “Violin Concertos of the 1930s” project with 34 live performances, including appearances with the Chicago Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra. In September 2010, he was a special guest artist for the Chamber Music Society’s seasonopening concert at Lincoln Center along with his wife and fellow virtuoso Adele Anthony. Shaham appeared on PBS with Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary concert in May 2011, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have appeared on record charts in the US and abroad. These recordings have earned prestigious awards, including multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His recent recordings are produced on the Canary Classics label, which he founded in 2004. They comprise Haydn Violin Concertos and Mendelssohn’s Octet with Sejong Soloists; Sarasate: Virtuoso Violin Works with Adele Anthony, Akira Eguchi and Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León; Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman; The Butterfly Lovers and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A with Yefim Bronfman and cellist Truls Mork; The Prokofiev Album and Mozart in Paris, both with Orli Shaham; and The Fauré Album with Akira Eguchi and cellist Brinton Smith. Gil Shaham was born in ChampaignUrbana, Illinois, in 1971. He moved with his parents to Israel, where he began violin studies with Samuel Bernstein of the Rubin Academy of Music at the age of seven, receiving annual scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1981, while studying with Haim Taub in Jerusalem, he made debuts with the Jerusalem Symphony and the


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Israel Philharmonic. That same year he began his studies with Dorothy DeLay and Jens Ellerman at Aspen. In 1982, after taking first prize in Israel’s Claremont Competition, he became a scholarship student at Juilliard, where he worked with DeLay and Hyo Kang. He also studied at Columbia University. Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he re-

ceived the coveted Avery Fisher Award. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius. Shaham lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their two children. Shaham last performed with the PSO in January 2010.

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Vitasta Bazaz & Sheen Sehgal Fund in Memory of Dr. Kuldeep Sehgal Kenneth & Elsa Beckerman Nick & Dotty Beckwith Yu-Ling & Gregg Behr Vange & Nick Beldecos Judith Bell Bendix-Balgley Fund of the Tides Foundation Rudy & Barbara Benedetti Eleanor H. Berge Dr. Peter & Judy Berkowitz Mrs. Georgia Berner & Mr. James Farber Ms. Robin Joan Bernstein & Mr. H. Seigle Don Berry Dr. & Mrs. Albert W. Biglan Harry S. Binakonsky, M.D. Franklin & Bonnie Blackstone Mr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Blaney Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Blansett, Jr. Joseph & Shirley Bonner Dr. & Mrs. A’Delbert Bowen Matthew & Leslie Braksick Robert N. Brand Mr. & Mrs. William H. Brandeis David Braun Gerda & Abe Bretton Mary & Russell Brignano Mary L. Briscoe Suzy & Jim Broadhurst Mr. Randy & Mrs. Deborah Broker Mr. Stephen Bronder Suzanne Broughton & Richard Margerum Alan M. Brown Mr. & Mrs.* Earle O. Brown, Jr. Timothy R. Brown & Heidi K. Bartholomew Nancy & John Brownell Lois R. Brozenick John T. Buckley & Emily J. Rosenthal Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Burchfield William Burchinal Timothy & Linda Burke Dr. & Mrs. John A. Burkholder Mr. & Mrs. James Burnham Rev. Glen H. & Carol Burrows Dr. Stuart S. Burstein Michael F. Butler James & Judith Callomon Susan Campbell & Patrick Curry

Andrés Cárdenes & Monique Mead Dr. & Mrs. Albert Caretto, Jr. Richard & Jeanne Carter Charles & Donna Cashdollar James P. Cassaro Sue Challinor & Matt Teplitz Dr. Thomas S. Chang Peggy & Joe Charny Craig D. Choate Kenneth & Celia Christman Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Chung Mr. & Mrs. William Clarkson William & Elizabeth Clendenning Stuart & Cathryn Coblin Jared L. & Maureen B. Cohon Dale Colyer Linda Cook Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Alan Cope Barton & Teri Cowan Susan O. Cramer John D. & Laurie B. Culbertson Zelda Curtiss Cynthia Custer Mrs. John C. Cutler* Dr. & Mrs. Richard Daffner Mr. & Mrs. Walter Damian Joan & Jim Darby Mr. & Mrs. William J. Darr Norina H. Daubner Joan Clark Davis Joan & David Dawson Alfred R. de Jaager Bruce & Rita Decker Charles S. Degrosky Captain Ronald M. Del Duca, USN (ret.) Dr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Dell’Omo Lynn & David DeLorenzo Ms. Alice Demmler Valerie DiCarlo Mr. & Mrs. Victor J. DiCarlo Mrs. Tika Dickos Elaine A. Dively Jerome A. Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Todd Donovan Mr. & Mrs. James R. Drake Anthony V. Dralle Mary Jo Dressel Robert & Lora Lee Duncan Jeff & Wendy Dutkovic Mary Jane Edwards Eugene & Katrin Engels Roger & Beverly Engle Arnold & Eva Engler


Mr. James Gorton & Mrs. Gretchen Van Hoesen The Graf Family Laurie Graham Dr. Lora D. Graves & Dr. Bryan D. Dye Charlotte T. Greenwald Dr. & Mrs. M. Joseph Grennan Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gridley Margaret L. Groninger Mr. Matteo Gruelle Ira & Anita Gumberg Dr. Alberto M. Guzman Jerome P. & Claire* B. Hahn Marnie & Jim Haines Mr. & Mrs. Van Beck Hall Rev. Diana D. Harbison Susan & David Hardesty Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Harris Mrs. Mary O. Harrison Ms. Christine A. Hartung Jana & Fil Hearn Cathy & John Heggestad Dr. & Mrs. Fred P. Heidenreich Ms. Martha S. Helmreich in Honor of my mother, Anne J. Schaff Eric & Lizz Helmsen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henderson Paul Hennigan Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Hepler Thelma & Andrew Herlich Bob & Georgia Hernandez Marianne & Marshall Hess Douglas & Antionette Hill Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hill Dr. Joseph & Marie Hinchcliffe Ms. Donna Hoffman & Mr. Richard Dum Philo & Erika Holcomb Katherine Holter Dr. & Mrs. Elmer J. Holzinger Michael E. Hooten Ms. Madeleine Hombosky Thomas O. Hornstein Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Hope H. Horst Beth Hovanec Anne K. Hoye Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Elwood T. Hughes Jean & Richard Humphreys Robert & Gail Hunter Joan M. Hurrell

Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hyland, Jr. George L. Illig, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Iwinski, Jr. Lynne & Blair Jacobson Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Willcox Jenkins Dawn M. Johnson Tom & Cathie Johnson Tom & Wendy Jones in Honor of Chris Wu Greg & Ellen Jordan Richard & Barbara Kahlson Alice & Richard Kalla Julie & Jeffrey* Kant Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Kaplan Martin & Donna Keane Flo & Bob Kenny Rhian Kenny Ruth Ann & Eugene Klein Peggy C. Knott Ms. Marilyn Koch Madeline Kramer in Memory of Fred Kramer Helen Aldisert & William L. Krayer Mr. & Mrs. A. Frederick Kroen Mr. & Mrs. John Krolikowski Robert A. & Alice Kushner Mr. Nicholas Kyriazi Betty Lamb Dr. & Mrs. Howard N. Lang Ronald & Lida Larsen Earl & Marilyn Latterman Marvin & Gerry Lebby Drs. Grace and Joon Lee Diana K. Lemley MD & Paul L. Shay MD Mr. David W. Lendt Robert W. Lenker Dr. & Herbert & Barbara Levit Mrs. William E. Lewellen, III. Phillip & Leslie Liebscher Robert & Janet Liljestrand Elsa Limbach Mr. & Mrs. Kurt L. Limbach Mr. & Mrs. James T. Linaberger Lawrence & Jacqueline Lobl Margery J. Loevner Don & Hanne Lorch Mrs. Sybil S. Lowy Francis & Debbie Lynch Daphne & John Lynn William & Helen Lyons Mrs. Guinevere R. Mabunay Pat & Don MacDonald

William & Nora MacDonald Neil & Ruth MacKay Hank & June Mader Mrs. George J. Magovern, Jr. John K. Maitland Mr. & Mrs. Robert Malnati Carl & Alexis Mancuso Ellen Mandel & Lawrence Weber Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Mars Helen F. Mathieson 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. Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. McChesney David & Carol McClenahan Jonathan & Kathryn McClure Mary C. McCormick Margaret S. McCoy Mrs. Samuel K. McCune Mary A. McDonough Keith McDuffie Kent & Martha McElhattan Mary & R. Lee McFadden Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. McGarry Margaret J. McGowan Carol Jean McKenzie Jean & John McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. William P. Meehan Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Mellon Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz In Memory of William C. Menges Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Merriman Robert & Elizabeth Mertz Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mrs. William Metcalf, III. Mr. & Mrs. Roger F. Meyer Bridget & Scott Michael Dr. & Mrs. Milton M. Michaels Dr. & Mrs. Donald B. Middleton Robert & Miriam Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Vincent P. Miller, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William H. Miller Nessa Green Mines Catherine Missenda Paul & Connie Mockenhaupt

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Tibey & Julian Falk Dr. & Mrs.* John H. Feist Henry & Ann Fenner Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Madelyn & John Fernstrom Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Ms. Janet Fesq Marvin C. Fields Albert L. Filoni Dr. Joseph Fine Nancy A. Fitch Paul & Joanna Fitting Ms. Ann P. Flaherty Mr. Mark F. Flaherty Mr. & Mrs. James Flanigan Jan Fleisher Suzanne Flood Edward L. Foley, M.D. Mr. William R. Forsythe Mr. & Mrs. K. H. Fraelich, Jr. Mrs. Natalie H. Friedberg Friends of the PSO John & Elaine Frombach Dr. Janet Fromkin & Dr. Ronald Stiller F. Thomas Fruehstorfer Dr. & Mrs. Freddie H. Fu Lorie Fuller Normandie Fulson Louise Gaffney-Gross Dr. & Mrs. R. Kent Galey Gamma Investment Corporation Keith & Christine Garbutt Mr. & Mrs. Phil Gasiewicz Joan & Stuart Gaul Pete Geissler Dr. & Mrs. Brian Generalovich Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Gerber Mr. & Mrs. William P. Getty Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Getze Josie & Geoff Gibson Revs. Gaylord & Catherine Gillis Mr. David Givens & Mr. Stephen Mellett Mike & Cordy Glenn Daniel & Marcia Glosser Fund Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Goern Mr. & Mrs. Ted Goldberg Walter L. Goldburg Mr. Thomas W. Golightly & Rev. Carolyn J. Jones Dr. & Mrs. C. B. Good Richard E. Gordon & June F. Swanson

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Chuck & Karen Moellenberg Amy & Ira* M. Morgan Mr. Gary Morrell Connie & Bruce* Morrison Dr. & Mrs*. William S. Morrison Frank & Brenda Moses Carol J. Mueller Theodor & Inge Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Munsch David & Joan Murdoch Mary & Jim Murdy Mr. & Mrs.* Albert C. Muse Dr. & Mrs. Donald D. Naragon Dr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Nebel Dr. Nancy Z. Nelson Rev. Robert & Mrs. Suzanne Newpher Patricia K. Nichols Mr. & Mrs. David Nimick Nan R. Norris 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 Doug & Suzanne Owen Pamela & Ronald Pape Mr. & Mrs. James Parker Mr. & Mrs. William A. Partain Dr. Anthony William Pasculle John & Joan Pasteris Camilla B. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Pellett Daniel M. Pennell Dr. Jeffrey & Francesca Peters Ms. Dorothy Philipp Mr. & Mrs. Jon R. Piersol Edward & Mary Ellen Pisula Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Porkolab David & Marilyn Posner Mrs. Mildred M. Posvar Shirley Pow Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Prus Mercedes & John Pryce Mrs. Jean Purvis Robert & Mary Jo Purvis Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Queenan, Jr. Fran Quinlan Dr. * & Mrs. Donald H. Quint Ms. Barbara Rackoff Betty Radvak-Shovlin James D. & Carol L. Randolph 38

Barbara M. Rankin Dave & Joan Reale Mr. Joseph J. Regna, Jr. Paul & Dorothy Reiber Eric & Frances Reichl Ms. Diana Reid Mr. & Mrs. John Renton Don Rhoten Carol & Patrick R. Riley Mavis & Norman Robertson Edgar R. & Betty A. Robinson Mr. William M. Robinson Sharon & Jim Rohr Mr. & Mrs. C. Arthur Rolander Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Rom Elaine Rosecrans Janice G. Rosenberg Shoshana & Jerry Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Byron W. Rosener, III Mrs. Louisa Rosenthal Carol & Scott Rotruck Dr. & Mrs. Wilfred T. Rouleau Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. Edmund S. Ruffin, III Mr. R. Douglas Rumbarger Mrs. John M. Sadler Tamiko Sampson Dr. & Mrs. Isamu Sando Dr. Carlos R. Santiago Stephen & Susan Sargent Mr. & Mrs. Ferd Sauereisen Sally & Keith Saylor Charlie Ward & Marita Schardt Albert & Kathleen Schartner Ann & Bill Scherlis Dr. Melvin & Catherine Schiff Mr. & Mrs. George Schneider Shirley Schneirov Marvin & Fran Schreiber Bernie & Cookie Soldo Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Schurr, II. Urban Schuster Mary Ann Scialabba Robert & Sharon Sclabassi George & Marcia Seeley Mr. & Mrs. David P. Segel Ms. Robin Joan Bernstein & Mr. H. Seigle Anne Selinger & Nyles Charon Aleen Mathews Shallberg & Richard Shallberg Mrs. Sue Shapera Judith D. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr.

Dr. Charles H. Shultz Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Shure Rhoda & Seymour Sikov Marjorie K. Silverman Mr. Frank Simpkins Marilyn & Norman A. Sindler Ms. Ann Slonaker Elaine & William Smith Kathleen Opat Smith Margaret C. Smith Nancy N. Smith Wallace & Patricia Smith Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt David Solosko & Sandra Kniess Fund Dr. & Mrs. Edward M. Sorr in support of music & wellness Drs. Horton C. & Jannene M. Southworth R. Palmer Spierling* Richard C. Spine & Joyce Berman Henry Spinelli Janet H. Staab Jim & Judy Stalder Patricia D. Staley Gary & Charlene Stanich Dr. James G. Staples Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Stayer Bronna & Harold Steiman Edward & Rebecca Stephan Dr. & Mrs. Ron Stoller In Memory of Miss Jean Alexander Moore Mona & E.J. Strassburger Richard A. Sundra, in Loving Memory of Patricia Sundra Jan & Leslie Swensen Stuart & Liz Symonds Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Szejko Carol L. Tasillo Mr. & Mrs. William H. Taylor, Jr. Gordon & Catherine Telfer Paul Teplitz Mr. & Mrs. George H. Thompson, Sr. Bob and Bette Thompson Gail & Jim Titus Denny & Colleen Travis Mr. & Mrs. Clifton C. Trees Rosalyn & Albert Treger Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Mr. Albert Trezza Paul A. Trimmer Jeff & Melissa Tsai Eric & Barbara Udren Diane & Dennis Unkovic

Theo & Pia Van De Venne Suzan M. Vandertie Mr. & Mrs. Jerry E. Vest Cate & Jerry Vockley Bill & Sue Wagner Wagner Family Charitable Trust Suzanne & Richard Wagner C. Robert Walker John & Irene Wall Mr. W.L. & Dr. B.H. Ward Tony & Pat Waterman Marvin & Dot Wedeen Drs. John & Carla Weidman Elaine Weil William C. Weil Jodi & Andrew Weisfield Norman & Marilyn Weizenbaum Mr. & Mrs. James P. Welch J.B. Weller Frank & Heide Wenzel Mrs. Louis A. Werbaneth Nancy Werner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Westerberg James Whitehead Dr. Philip M. Wildenhain & Dr. Sarah L. Wildenhain Dr. Bruce L. Wilder Robert & Carole Williams Ruth Williams in honor of Anne M. Williams and her parents Mr. & Mrs. Miles C. Wilson James & Ramona Wingate Marie & Daniel Winschel Sheryl & Bruce Wolf Sidney & Tucky Wolfson Rufus J. Wysor Mark & Judy Yogman Ms. Susan Yohe Marlene & John Yokim Dr. & Mrs. Jack Yorty Alice L. Young Hugh D. & Alice C. Young Dr. & Mrs. Richard E. Young Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ziatek Simone Ziegler Mrs. Patricia M. Zimba 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 Nov. 21, 2012 *deceased


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 The Association for Recorded Sound Collections 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 The 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 Kathryn J. Dinardo Fund Peter C. Dozzi Family Foundation Eden Hall Foundation 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. 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 Eugene F. and Margaret Moltrup Jannuzi Foundation Roy F. Johns, Jr. Family 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 William V. and Catherine A. McKinney Charitable Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Richard King Mellon Foundation Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International Howard and Nell E. Miller Foundation Phyllis and Victor Mizel Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation The Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts Vernon C. Neal & Alvina B. Neal Fund New Music USA The Norbell Foundation 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 Ryan Memorial Foundation The H. Glenn Sample Jr. MD Memorial Trust Scaife Family Foundation James M. & Lucy K. Schoonmaker Foundation The Frank L. and Ruth R. Schwarz Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh The Mrs. William R. Scott Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Alexander C. and Tillie S. Speyer Foundation Symphony East Symphony North Tippins Foundation Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust Wallace Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Rachel Mellon Walton Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation Hilda M. Willis Foundation Phillip H. and Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation

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FOUNDATIONS & PUBLIC AGENCIES

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CORPORATIONS (Includes corporate annual fund contributions and sponsorships) Business Leadership Association SIGNATURE CIRCLE $75,000 and above Allegheny Technologies Incorporated BNY Mellon EQT Corporation Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PNC

Trumbull Corporation and P.J. Dick Incorporated

SILVER CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District Ansaldo STS USA Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Calgon Carbon Corporation Chesapeake Energy Corporation DIAMOND CIRCLE The Common Plea $40,000 - $74,999 Catering Inc. First National Bank of Eat’n Park Restaurants Pennsylvania PPG Industries Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Federated Investors, Inc. Huntington Bank PLATINUM CIRCLE KPMG LLP $20,000 - $39,999 Levin Furniture Acusis MEDRAD Alcoa Foundation Morgan Stanley Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Federal Home Loan Bank of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Nordstrom Pittsburgh Oliver Wyman Giant Eagle PwC H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Reed Smith LLP Macy’s Foundation Ruth’s Chris Steak House MSA Schreiber Industrial Development Co. Peoples Natural Gas Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Sycor Americas Inc. Inc. Triangle Tech Group BRONZE CIRCLE United States Steel $2,500 - $4,999 Corporation A.C. Dellovade, Inc. UPMC & UPMC Health Plan Angelo, Gordon & Co. Bank of America Merrill GOLD CIRCLE Lynch $10,000 - $19,999 Cipriani & Werner PC Anonymous Deloitte LLP American Eagle Outfitters Dominion Resources American Environmental ELG Haniel Metals Corp. Services, Inc. Elite Coach Transportation Bayer USA Foundation Fort Pitt Capital Group Bobby Rahal Automotive Koppers Group Lighthouse Electric Citigroup Company, Inc. Delta Air Lines, Inc. MARSH USA Inc. Dollar Bank Mascaro Construction Fairmont Pittsburgh & Company Habitat Restaurant Mozart Management The Frank E. Rath-Spang & NexTier Bank Company Charitable Trust Northwest Savings Bank Hefren-Tillotson 40

Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Co. Sarris Candies, Inc. Silhol Builders Supply The Techs WPXI-TV Business Partners PEWTER LEVEL $1,000 - $2,499 Berner International Corp Big Burrito Restaurant Group Bowles Rice Attorneys at Law Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. ESB Bank FISERV Hughes Television Productions Income Research & Management The Jas H. Matthews Educational & Charitable Trust Jendoco Construction Corporation Jennison Associates LLC Jennmar Corporation Kerr Engineered Sales Company McKamish, Inc. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nocito Enterprises, Inc. PGT Trucking Rothman Gordon PC Schneider Downs Six Penn Kitchen Stringert, Inc. Trebuchet Consulting LLC United Safety Services, Inc. Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh Wampum Hardware Inc. PARTNER LEVEL $500 - $999 Allegheny Valley Bank Bombardier Bridges & Company, Inc. Cantor & Pounds Dental Associates

Consolidated Communications Crawford Ellenbogen LLC Fancy’s Folly First Commonwealth Bank Flaherty & O’Hara, P.C. General Wire Spring Co. Goehring, Rutter & Boehm Hamill Manufacturing Company Hertz Gateway Center, LP The Hite Company Hoffman Electric Inc. Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman LLC K&I Sheet Metal, Inc. Lucas Systems, Inc. Marstrand Industries, Inc. Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP Attorneys at Law Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Modany-Falcone, Inc. Modern Reproductions, Inc. Neville Chemical Company Pittsburgh Wool Company Inc. Pzena Investment Management, LLC Scott Metals Inc. Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Triad USA Tube City IMS, LLC Wagner Agency, Inc. Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc. We would like to thank all corporations that contribute to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Please see our website at pittsburghsymphony.org for a complete listing. Current as of Nov. 6, 2012


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LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE

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 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, please call Jan Fleisher at 412.392.3320. STEINBERG SOCIETY Anonymous (14) Siamak & 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 Lois R. Brozenick 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 42

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 Joan Feldman & William Adams Mrs. Loti Gaffney Keith & Susan Garver The Estate of Olga T. Gazalie Mr.* & Mrs.* William H. Genge Ken & Lillian Goldsmith C. Ruth Gottesman* Anna R. Greenberg Lorraine M. Gross* May Hanson* Elizabeth Anne Hardie Charles & Angela Hardwick Carolyn Heil Eric & Lizz Helmsen Mr.* & Mrs.* Benson Henderson Ms. Judith Hess 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. & 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* Edith H. Lipkind 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 & Suzanne S. McLaughlin George E. Meanor Mary K. Michaely * Catherine Missenda Ms. Jean L. Misner 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 Harvey and Lynn Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Ryan Virginia Schatz Nancy Schepis In Memory of Isaac Serrins from Mrs. Isaac Serrins Michael Shefler 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


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 SID KAPLAN Jean & Sigo Falk TRIBUTE PROGRAM Principal Librarian Chair The Sid Kaplan Memorial Endowed Principal Piccolo Hallway given by David Chair, given to honor Kaplan in appreciation Frank and Loti Gaffney of generous gifts commemorating family William & Sarah Galbraith First Violin Chair and friends The Estate of Olga T. Gazalie In Honor of Dr. Raymond First Violin Chair Stept from his loving Ira & Nanette Gordon family – The Gracky Fund for In Honor of Mariss & Irina Education & Community Jansons and friendship Engagement from Dr. Laibe* & Sydelle Susan S. Greer Memorial Kessler Trumpet Chair, given by Honoring my dear friend, Peter Greer Marvin Hamlisch, from William Randolph Hearst Mina Kulber Endowed Fund for In Loving Memory of Education Martin Smith, PSO Horn, Vira I. Heinz Music Director 1980-2005, from his siblings Todd Smith, Judy Chair Dupont, & Susan Noble Principal Pops Conductor Chair Endowed by Henry & Elsie Hillman ENDOWED CHAIRS Tom & Dona Hotopp Principal Horn Chair, given by an Anonymous Donor Principal Bass Chair Milton G. Hulme, Jr. Guest First Violin Chair, given Conductor Chair given by by Allen H. Berkman in Mine Safety Appliances memory of his beloved Company wife, Selma Wiener Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Jones Berkman 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 Co-Principal 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 and Nell 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 Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair, given in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Jackman by Barbara Jackman Pfouts Pittsburgh Symphony Association Principal Cello Chair 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 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.

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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

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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 Eden Hall Foundation Beverlynn & Steven Elliott The Giant Eagle Foundation 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 & Barbara Weldon

Jon & Carol Walton Helge & Erika Wehmeier Thomas H. & Frances M. Witmer

$50,000-$99,999

Benno & Constance Bernt Michael & Carol Bleier Sidney & Sylvia Busis Ann & Frank Cahouet $100,000-$249,999 Ron & Dorothy Chutz Anonymous (4) Basil & Jayne Adair Cox Wendy & David Barensfeld Estate of Olga T. Gazalie in memory of Dr. Robert E. Marvin* & Terre Hamlisch Herlands Kathryn & Michael Bryson Estate of Florence M. Jacob Robert W. & Elizabeth C. Rae & Jane Burton Kampmeinert Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Calihan Devin & Shannon The Estate of Johannes McGranahan Coetzee A. W. Mellon Foundation Randi & L.Van V. Dauler, James & Joan Moore Jr., Emma Clyde Hodge Donald I. & Janet Moritz Memorial Fund Mildred S. Myers & William C. EQT Corporation Frederick Falk Foundation & Sigo & Elliott S. Oshry Jean Falk $500,000-$999,999 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Gailliot Anonymous (1) Reed Smith LLP Goldman Sachs Gives Dollar Bank Abby & Reid Ruttenberg Ira & Anita Gumberg Roy & Susan Dorrance John P. & Elizabeth L. Surma Hansen Foundation Mr. & Mrs.* J. Robert Jill & Craig Tillotson William Randolph Hearst Maxwell Foundation Jacquelin G. Wechsler Catharine M. Ryan & John T. Hefren-Tillotson Ryan III H.J Heinz Company $25,000-$49,999 Tom & Jamee Todd Foundation Anonymous (1) Barbara Jeremiah Alan L. & Barbara B. $250,000-$499,999 Rick & Laurie Johnson Ackerman Allegheny Technologies Nancy & Jeff Leininger Astorino Incorporated Edward D. Loughney* Larry & Tracy Brockway Claude Worthington The Estate of Beatrice Benedum Foundation Robert C. Denove Malseed Jim & Carolyn Bouchard The Estate of Joan Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. Edward S. & Jo-Ann M. Pamela R. & Kenneth B. McGuinn Churchill Dunn Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Martin & Lisa Earle Rachel Mellon Walton Donahue Eichleay Foundation of The Pittsburgh Lillian Edwards Foundation Fund Ernst & Young LLP Foundation Esmark Nancy Goeres & Michael Mr. & Mrs. William E. Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Rusinek Rinehart Drue Heinz Trust Ms. Anna Greenberg Bill* & Carol Tillotson Tom & Dona Hotopp The Estate of Donald F. Wahl Stephen & Kimberly Keen G. Christian Lantszch* Mrs. H.J. Levin Samuel & Carrie Arnold Weinhaus Fund Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Michael Baker Corporation McConomy James & Susanne Wilkinson Betty & Granger Morgan Steve & Brenda Hilda M. Willis Foundation The Pittsburgh Foundation Schlotterbeck Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Usher Robinson 44

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 Milton & Nancy Washington Harvey & Florence Zeve Dr. & Mrs. Merrill F. Wymer $10,000-$24,999

Anonymous (1) William & Frances Aloe Charitable Foundation AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District The Louis & Sandra Berkman Foundation Michael E. Bielski Estate of Ruth M. Binkley Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Booker AndrĂŠs CĂĄrdenes & Monique Mead James C. Chaplin Virginia K. Cicero The Chester A. Davies Trust The Estate of Jane I. Johnson Ruth Feldman* & Emil Feldman First National Bank of Pennsylvania FRG Group 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 Greg & Ellen Jordan Rhian Kenny


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 Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Stept Dick & Thea Stover Becky & Herb Torbin Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Dr. Michael J. White & Mr. Richard L. LeBeau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Wright Robert P. Zinn & Dr. Darlene Berkovitz

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Cameron Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Shannon Capellupo Dr. Rebecca Caserio 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 Susie & George Dull John & Gertrude Echement Thomas J. Emmerling $1,000-$4,999 Francis & Gene Fairman, III Anonymous (8) In Honor of Ruth Feldman* Mr. & Mrs. John Crile Allen, & Emil Feldman Sr. Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Mr. Thomas L. Allen Jan Fleisher David & Andrea Aloe Mr.* & Mrs. Joseph U. Frye Joan & Jerome* Apt & $5,000-$9,999 Friends & Family of Family Stanford P. Davis Jim & Jane Barthen Michele & Pat Atkins Bruce & Ann Gabler Scott Bell Ms. Linda M. DeArment Dr. R. Kent Galey & Dr. Karen Betsy Bossong John H. Ashton Roche Allan J. & Clementine K. Dr. & Mrs. Alan A. Axelson Gamma Investment Brodsky Kathleen & Joseph Baird Corporation Roger* & Judy Clough Richard C. Barney Kathleen Gavigan & Estelle Comay & Bruce Robert W. & Janet W. Baum William B. Dixon Rabin Mr. & Mrs. James Genstein Philip & Melinda Beard Philip J. & Sherry S. Bernard Goldstein, M.D. & Dieringer Yu-Ling & Gregg Behr Russellyn Carruth Mr. & Mrs. David Patti & Sandy Berman Mr. Thomas W. Golightly & Ehrenwerth Georgia Berner Rev. Carolyn J. Jones Mr. Ian Fagelson Ms. Mary Biagini Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Farmers & Merchants Bank Drs. Barbara & Albert Graham Of Western PA Biglan John F. Gray Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Mr. Stuart Bloch Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Guadagnino Paul E. Block Gebhardt Mrs. Ellen Hagerty Marian & Bruce Block Mr. & Mrs. Frank Grebowski Kristine Haig & John Nadine E. Bognar Gail & Gregory Harbaugh Sonnenday Jim & Debbie Boughner Mr. & Mrs.* Charles H. Harff Deirdre & Brian Henry Mr. & Mrs. David A. Eric & Lizz Helmsen Carol E. Higgins Brownlee Richard & Alice Kalla Adam & Allison Hill Lois R. Brozenick Jack & Virginia Kerr Howard & Marilyn Bruschi Kelvin Hill Douglas W. Kinzey Mr. Carlyle Hoch Doug Burns Cliff & Simi Kress Esther & Terry Horne Burrell Group, Inc. Betty L. Lamb

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Hornstein David & Mary Hughes Hyman Family Foundation Mary Lee & Joe Irwin Vincent J. Jacob Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Jacobs, Jr. Maureen Jeffrey Trust Susan & Wyatt Jenny Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur S. Jones Daniel G. & Carole L. Kamin Leo & Marge Kane Joan M. Kaplan Mr. Navroz J. Karkaria Judge William Kenworthy & Mrs. Lucille Kenworthy Jan & Guari Kiefer Aleta J. & Paul King Karen & Margaret Klimczyk Carly, Catherine & Kim Koza Elaine & Carl Krasik In Memory of Jack Larouere Mike LaRue & Judy Wagner A. Lorraine Laux Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Leech John Lenkey, III Dr. Joseph & AnnaMae Lenkey Frances F. Levin Ken & Hope Linge Tom & Gail Litwiler E.D. Loughney Neil & Ruth MacKay MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni, Inc. Mary Lou & Ted N. Magee Andrea & Glenn R. Mahone Carl & Alexis Mancuso Mr.* & Mrs. Perry Manypenny In Memory of Elizabeth & Leonard Martin James C. & Jennifer L. Martin Dave & Kathy Maskalick Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Massaro, Jr. Mr. Samuel A. McClung Mr. & Mrs. Water T. McGough, Jr. George & Bonnie Meanor Marilyn & Allan Meltzer Merrills Family Burl J. F. Moone, III Arthur J. Murphy, Jr.

EVERY GIFT IS INSTRUMENTAL \ 2012-2013 SEASON

Judith & Lester* Lave Carolyn Maue & Bryan Hunt Douglas B. McAdams Alicia & Victoria McGinnis Sam Michaels Mary Ellen Miller Maureen S. O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. O’Brien Orbital Engineering Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr. M.D. & Linda E. Shooer Robert & Lillian Panagulias Mr. & Mrs. John R. Price Deborah Rice James W. & Erin M. Rimmel Judy & Stanley Ruskin Max & Tiffany Starks Estate of Audrey I. Stauffer Elizabeth Burnett & Lawrence Tamburri The Estate of Richard C. Tobias Edward L. & Margaret Vogel Mrs. Evette Wivagg Rachel W. Wymard Seldon & Susan Whitaker

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Terrence H. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Perry Napolitano Dr. & Mrs. Harry M. Null Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Nussbaum Sandy & Gene O’Sullivan Roger & Sarah Parker John & Joan Pasteris Richard E. & Alice S. Patton Joseph & Suzanne Perrino Kears & Karen Pollock Ms. Mary Alice Price Symphony East Barbara Rackoff Bruce S. Reopolos* Rhoades-Carraro Family Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Roberts Betty & Edgar R. Robinson Mr. William M. Robinson

Bruce & Susan Robison Dr. Lee A. & Rosalind* Rosenblum Charlotta Klein Ross Joseph Rounds Millie & Gary Ryan Gail Ryave & Family Williams Saunders & Elizabeth Casman Mary Sedigas Mrs. Virginia W. Schatz Allyn R. Shaw, William M. Shaw III & Family, Susan Wambold Michael Shefler 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 Martin Staniland & Alberta Sbragia Shirley & Sidney Stark, Jr. Sarah & Thomas St. Clair William H. Steele Jeff & Linda Stengel Stringert, Inc. Peter Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Frank Talenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Llewellyn C. Thomas, III Dorothea & Gerald* Thompson Mrs. Rollie G. Thomas Dennis L. Travis & Colleen Bryne Travis

Jeff & Melissa Tsai Drs. Ben Van Houten & Victoria Woshner Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Vogel John & Linda Vuono James R. Whitehead Sandra D. Williamson Jim* & Mary Jo Winokur Scott & Stacy Weber Marvin & Dot Wedeen Jodi & Andrew Weisfield Mr. & Mrs. Richard Zahren Simone J. Ziegler Dorothea K. Zikos Current as of Nov. 26, 2012 *deceased

SPECIAL NAMED GIFTS BNY Mellon ........................................................................... Recordings & Electronic Media and Artistic Excellence Programs Benno & Constance Bernt.......................................................................................................................................Stage Right Door Jim & Carolyn Bouchard, Esmark, Inc. ........................................................................................................... Schooltime Concerts Rae & Jane Burton........................................................................................................................................................Garden Bench Basil & Jayne Adair Cox................................................................................................................................................Garden Bench Randi & L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. ............................................................................................. Mozart Room Elevator & Garden Bench William S. Dietrich, II*................................................................................................Endowment for PSO Educational Programs Dollar Bank................................................................................................................................ Community Engagement Concerts 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, Paris Festival 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 46


IF YOU WANNA MAKE IT,

THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST EVENT

MAKE IT UP.

DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2012

MARCH 29 & 30, 2013


//////// Heinz Hall information

box office hours are 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 the Theater Square Box Office.

groups can 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 for information.

latecomer’s gallery is located behind the Main Floor to enjoy the performance until you children are encouraged to attend our youth concerts and Fid- can be seated. Latecomers will be dlesticks Family Concerts. Children seated at suitable intervals during the program, at the discretion of age six and over, are welcome at all performances with a purchased the conductor. The gallery is also ticket. The Latecomer’s Gallery and available for parents with restless children. lobby video monitors are always options for restless children. lockers are located on the coat check is available in the Grand Lobby or in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Family Regency Room on the lower level.

concierge service is available in the Entrance Lobby to assist with your questions and to help with dining, hotel, entertainment and transportation concerns. [Penny Vennare, Event Supervisor; Ron Ogrodowski, Concierge. dress code for all concerts is at your personal discretion and ranges from dress and business attire to casual wear. elevator is located next to the Grand Staircase. emergency calls can be referred to the concierge desk at 412.392.2880. 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. 48

photography, video, or audio recording of the performance is strictly prohibited at all times. pre-paid parking is available to all ticketholders in the Sixth & Penn garage across from Heinz Hall. Ask about prepaid parking when you order your tickets. 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.

restrooms are located on the Lower, Grand Tier, Gallery levels, Lower, Grand Tier and Gallery levels. and off the Garden and Overlook rooms; a wheelchair-accessible lost and found items restroom is on the Main Floor. can be retrieved by calling 412.392.4844 on weekdays from smoking is not permitted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Heinz Hall. The garden is accesmobile devices should be turned off and put away upon entering the theater.

the mozart room is available for a grand dining experience catered by The Common Plea, just seconds away from your seats. For reservations: 412.392.4879, pittsburghsymphony.org/mozartroom.

sible during performances for this purpose.

supporting the pso is critical to the financial future of the PSO. Ticket sales only cover a portion of our operating costs. To make a tax-deductible gift, please contact our Donor Relations department at 412.392.4880 or visit us online at pittsburghsymphony.org

the following accommodations are available for patrons with disabilities: • Level entrance and route to main floor of auditorium • Wheelchair seat locations with companion seats* • Portable assistive listening devices: Please see ushers for assistance. • Braille programs are available at the concierge desk for most BNY Mellon Grand Classics performances. *Please contact the box office for the location of these seats.


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