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Manfred Honeck, conductor Till Fellner, piano Lorna McGhee, flute Pre-concert
Concert Prelude with Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor
Franz Von Suppé
Overture to Poet and Peasant
Ludwig Van Beethoven Concerto No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Opus 58 I. Allegro moderato II. Andante con moto — III. Rondo: Vivace Mr. Fellner
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Franz von Suppé
Overture to Poet and Peasant (1846)
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Born 18 April 1819 in Spalato, Dalmatia; died 21 May 1895 in Vienna premiere of work
Vienna, 24 August 1846 Theater-an-der-Wien Franz von Suppé, conductor THESE PERFORMANCES MARK THE PSO PREMIERE
woodwinds in pairs plus piccolo, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp and strings duration
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Just as Jacques Offenbach, the great innovator of French comic opera, was an immigrant from Germany, so one of the seminal figures in the development of Viennese operetta came from what is now Croatia. Francesco Suppé Demelli was born in 1819 on a ship off the Adriatic coast city of Spalato, Dalmatia (now Split, Croatia) to Austrian parents, sent to Italy to study law, and moved with his mother after his father’s death in 1835 to Vienna, where he became Franz von Suppé and took up music in earnest as a student of Ignaz Seyfried. Seyfried helped him get a job — initially unpaid — as Third Kapellmeister at the Josefstadt Theater, where his first stage work appeared in 1841. More than twenty theater scores followed in the next five years. He moved on to other, more lucrative, positions in Vienna’s light-opera theaters, and continued to conduct until 1883, all the while turning out a steady stream of wellreceived musical farces. Das Pensionat of 1860, the first successful Viennese response to the growing local popularity of Offenbach’s Parisian operettas, established the form with which Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and others were to charm the world in later decades. Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture, composed in 1846 as part of the incidental music for Karl Elmar’s forgotten comedy Dichter und Bauer, may be Suppé’s most familiar music — one catalog lists some 59 transcriptions for virtually every conceivable ensemble.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Concerto No. 4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 58 (1805-1806)
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Born 16 December 1770 in Bonn; died 26 March 1827 in Vienna premiere of work
Vienna, 5 March 1807
Palace of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz Ludwig van Beethoven, soloist and conductor PSO PREMIERE
18 January 1901 Carnegie Music Hall Victor Herbert, conductor Ernst von Dohnányi, soloist INSTRUMENTATION
flute, pairs of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns and trumpets, timpani and strings duration
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The Napoleonic juggernaut twice overran the city of Vienna. The first occupation began on November 13, 1805, less than a month after the Austrian armies had been soundly trounced by the French legions at the Battle of Ulm on October 20th. Though the entry into Vienna was peaceful, the Viennese had to pay dearly for the earlier defeat in punishing taxes, restricted freedoms and inadequate food supplies. On December 28, following Napoleon’s fearsome victory at Austerlitz that forced the Austrian government into capitulation, the Little General left Vienna. He returned in May 1809, this time with cannon and cavalry sufficient to subdue the city by force, creating conditions that were worse than those during the previous occupation. As part of his booty and in an attempt to ally the royal houses of France and Austria, Napoleon married Marie Louise, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Austrian Emperor Franz. She became the successor to his first wife, Josephine, whom he divorced because she was unable to bear a child. It was to be five years — 1814 — before the Corsican was finally defeated and Emperor Franz returned to Vienna, riding triumphantly through the streets of the city on a huge, white Lipizzaner. Such soul-troubling times would seem to be antithetical to the production of great art, yet for Beethoven, that ferocious libertarian, those years were the most productive of his life. Hardly had he begun one work before another appeared on his desk, and his friends recalled that he labored on several scores simultaneously during this period. Sketches for many of the works appear intertwined in his notebooks, and an exact chronology for most of the works from 1805 to 1810 is impossible. So close were the dates of completion of the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, for example, that their numbers were reversed when they were given their premieres on the same giant concert as the Fourth Concerto. Between Fidelio, which was in its last week of rehearsal when Napoleon entered Vienna in 1805, and the music for Egmont, finished shortly after the second invasion, Beethoven composed the following major works: “Appassionata” Sonata, Op. 57; Violin Concerto; Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos; three Quartets of Op. 59; Leonore Overture No. 3; Coriolan Overture; Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies; two Piano Trios (Op. 70); “Les Adieux” Sonata, Op. 81a; and many smaller songs, chamber works and piano compositions. It is a stunning record of accomplishment virtually unmatched in the history of music. Of the nature of the Fourth Concerto, Milton Cross wrote, “[Here] the piano concerto once and for all shakes itself loose from the 18th century. Virtuosity no longer concerns Beethoven at all; his artistic aim here, as in his symphonies and quartets, is the expression of deeply poetic and introspective thoughts.” The mood is established immediately at the outset of the work by a hushed, prefatory phrase for the soloist. The form of the movement, vast yet intimate, begins to unfold with the ensuing orchestral introduction, which presents the rich thematic material: the program notes 2013-2014 season
pregnant main theme, with its small intervals and repeated notes; the secondary themes — a melancholy strain with an arch shape and a grand melody with wide leaps; and a closing theme of descending scales. The soloist re-enters to enrich the themes with elaborate figurations. The central development section is haunted by the rhythmic figuration of the main theme (three short notes and an accented note). The recapitulation returns the themes, and allows an opportunity for a cadenza (Beethoven composed two for this movement) before a glistening coda closes the movement. The second movement starkly opposes two musical forces — the stern, unison summons of the strings and the gentle, touching replies of the piano. Franz Liszt compared this music to Orpheus taming the Furies, and the simile is warranted, since both Liszt and Beethoven traced their visions to the magnificent scene in Gluck’s Orfeo where Orpheus’ music charms the very fiends of Hell. In the Concerto, the strings are eventually subdued by the entreaties of the piano, which then gives forth a wistful little song filled with quivering trills. After only the briefest pause, a high-spirited and long-limbed rondo-finale is launched by the strings to bring the Concerto to a stirring close.
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Christoph König, conductor Hila Plitmann, soprano Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major, “The Philosopher” Danielpour: Darkness in the Ancient Valley (PSO Co-Commission) R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30
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Selections by Johann Strauss Jr. and Josef Strauss
JOHANN STRAUSS JR. about the composer
Born 25 October 1825 in Vienna; died there 3 June 1899
josef STRAUSS. about the composer
Born 22 August 1827 in Vienna; died there 21 July 1870
In September 1894, as Vienna was eagerly preparing to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his debut as composer and conductor the following month, Johann Strauss began sketching a new operetta to a libretto by the successful comedic playwright Gustav Davis. Waldmeister invoked the tested devices of mistaken identities, untoward amorous advances and mismatched couples in a plot lubricated by the timely imbibing of a potent alcoholic potion made with the flowering forest plant known in English as sweet woodruff (Waldmeister in German). The premiere, at the Theater-an-der-Wien on December 4, 1895, proved to be one of Strauss’ greatest theatrical successes since Die Fledermaus, and it ran for 88 performances that season and drew enthusiastic praise from the venerable Johannes Brahms, especially for its handling of the orchestra. (“How magnificently Strauss orchestrates,” Brahms told his friend the influential critic Eduard Hanslick.) Strauss conducted the concert premiere of the operetta’s overture at the Musikverein four days later, though he had to delay starting the performance for some time because of the audience’s overwhelming acclamation when he stepped onto the podium. The delightful Waldmeister Overture is built around several themes from the operetta, including an infectious waltz that ingeniously inverts the opening phrase of his ever-popular On the Beautiful Blue Danube and a song that he wrote when he was a teenager. When Strauss made his only visit to England, in 1867, he stayed at a mansion on the outskirts of London with his wife, Jetty. He grew so fond of the halcyon countryside that on his return to Vienna he immediately purchased a villa in the suburb Hietzing, near Schönbrunn Palace. Jetty wrote to a friend, “Johann has bought a small house here, so nice and comfortable that we imagine we are living in dear England again.” (Strauss sold the house in 1878, soon after Jetty’s death, but there he wrote many dance pieces and his first six operettas, including Die Fledermaus.) Under the bucolic influences of his new residence and his memories of London, he composed Stadt und Land (“Town and Country”), which he premiered on January 12, 1868 in the spacious garden room of the Vienna Horticultural Society at a concert to aid the city’s nursery schools. Stadt und Land is in the hybrid style of the polka-mazurka, which adapts the dance movements of the quick, duple-meter polka to the moderate tempo and triple-meter music of the Polish mazurka. The “fast polka” Auf der Jagd (“At the Hunt”) is based on themes from Cagliostro in Wien (“Cagliostro in Vienna”) of 1875, Strauss’ fourth operetta, in which the infamous 18th-century Italian adventurer, physician, magician and alchemist descends upon the imperial city to work his wiles and charms upon the gullible Viennese aristocracy, not least the Empress herself. In its concert setting, Auf der Jagd is a miniature tone poem that evokes forest scenes with its gun shots, hunting horns and galloping rhythms.
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Johann Strauss’ operetta Das Spitzentuch der Königin (“The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief”), whose convoluted plot has the famed Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes resolving intrigues at the 16th-century Portuguese court, premiered with modest success at Vienna’s Theater-an-der-Wien program notes 2013-2014 season
on October 1, 1880; after opening the Casino Theatre in New York on October 21, 1882, it was his most popular stage work with American audiences for many years. For a Sunday afternoon concert at the Musikverein directed by his brother Eduard on November 7th, Strauss assembled a sequence of waltz melodies from the operetta under the title Rosen aus dem Süden — Roses from the South. The explosive growth of the middle class and the concomitant availability of leisure time in the late 19th century allowed for an unprecedentedly wide enjoyment of sports and entertainment. The Strausses, as adept at marketing as they were at music, seldom let an opportunity pass to capitalize on the social life of Vienna in their performances or their compositions, and in 1868 Josef wrote the Sport Polka to evoke the speed and delight of athletic pastimes. He did not indicate exactly which sport he intended his piece to represent, but the cover of the first edition shows a jockey in a whirlwind dance with a female partner, probably suggesting his own favorite, horse racing. The steam trains that revolutionized travel during Johann Strauss’ lifetime were in no small part responsible for bringing his music and his orchestra to audiences across Europe. For the Association of Industrial Societies’ Ball in Vienna on January 19, 1864, Strauss composed the fast polka Vergnügungszug, a lively and descriptive number whose title referred to the popular “pleasure trains” that offered excursions to mystery locations.
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GEORGES BIZET arr. francois borne
Carmen Fantasie Brilliante for Flute and Orchestra (1872-1875; arr. 1900)
about the composer
Born 25 October 1838 in Paris; died 3 June 1875 in Bougival, near Paris premiere of opera
Paris, 3 March 1875 Opéra Comique Adolphe Deloffre, conductor PSO PREMIERE
28 October 2011 Heinz Hall Leonard Slatkin, conductor Sir James Galway, soloist INSTRUMENTATION
woodwinds in pairs, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, percussion and strings duration
Carmen continues to excite and intrigue as do few other musical works. The fascination of the opera is not just in the glorious music but also in the characterization and dramatic power that electrify the score: Carmen herself is an unfathomable mixture of dark sensuality and steely scorn; Don José is an all-too-human Everyman, drawn like a moth into the searing flame of Carmen’s temptations; Micaëla is sweet and good and pitiable and defeated by events beyond her control; Escamillo, the Toreador, parades his machismo as a mask for his lack of feeling and tenderness. The Carmen Fantasie Brilliante for Flute and Orchestra is by François Borne (1862-1929), who taught the instrument at the Toulouse Conservatory in the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th century. In addition to this virtuosic repertory item, Borne is also remembered by flutists for developing the “split E device” with the flute manufacturer Djalma Julliot to aid in the production of that high note on the instrument. The Fantasie Brilliante is a virtuoso gloss on some of the best-known moments from Bizet’s beloved opera: the dramatic music that accompanies Carmen’s entrance in Act I; the ominous “fate” theme that forms the second half of the opera’s prelude; the cigarette girls’ anxious chorus as they await the arrival of Carmen; the Habanera (with two elaborate variations), in which Carmen sings of the fickleness of her love (whose melody Bizet borrowed from a popular song by the Spanish composer Sebastián de Yradier); the Danse Bohême in Act II marking Carmen’s return to her Gypsy band after fleeing from Seville; and a dazzling treatment of the swaggering Song of the Toreador sung by the bullfighter Escamillo.
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Manfred Honeck he was engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed the prestigious European Conductor’s Award in 1993. Other early stations of his career include Leipzig, where he was one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra and Oslo, where he assumed the post of music director at the Norwegian National Opera on short notice for a year and, following a highly successful tour of Europe, was engaged as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for several years. From 2000 to 2006, he was With great success, Honeck and his music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony orchestra present themselves regularly to the Orchestra in Stockholm and, from 2008 to European audience. Since 2010, annual tour 2011, principal guest conductor of the Czech performances have led them to numerous Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has European music capitals and major music resumed for another three years at the beginning festivals, amongst them Rheingau Musik of the 2013-2014 season. Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikfest Berlin, As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked Grafenegg Festival, Lucerne Festival and the with leading international orchestras such BBC Proms. The 2012 tour focused on a week- as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, long residency at the Vienna Musikverein. In Deutsches August and September 2013, concerts took Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle place in Grafenegg, Berlin, Bucharest, Paris, Dresden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Lucerne and Bonn. de Paris, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome From 2007 to 2011, Honeck was music director and the Vienna Philharmonic. Orchestras of the Staatsoper Stuttgart where he conducted he conducted in the United States include premieres including Berlioz’s Les Troyens, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Mozart’s Idomeneo, Verdi’s Aida, Richard Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Strauss’s Rosenkavalier, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Carmélites and Wagner’s Lohengrin and Parsifal Orchestra. He is also a regular guest at the as well as numerous symphonic concerts. Verbier Festival. In February 2013, he gave his His operatic guest appearances include successful debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Orchestra, the direct result of which was a CD Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Royal Opera recording together with Anne-Sophie Mutter of Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in St. (works of Dvorak) for DG. In the 2013-2014 Petersburg and the Salzburg Festival. season, he will return to Bamberg, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Rome, amongst Born in Austria, Honeck received his musical others, and will make his debut with the training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Philadelphia Orchestra. Many years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State In 2010, Honeck earned an honorary Opera Orchestra and at the helm of the Vienna doctorate from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Jeunesse Orchestra have given his conducting Pennsylvania. Moreover, he has been artistic a distinctive stamp. director of the “International Concerts Wolfegg” in Germany for more than 15 years. He commenced his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado in Vienna. Subsequently, Manfred Honeck has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season. After two extensions, his contract will now run until the end of the 20192020 season. His successful work in Pittsburgh is captured on CD by the Japanese label Exton. So far, Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben have been released to critical acclaim. The recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 won an ICMA 2012 Award.
photo credit: Felix Broede biography 2013-2014 season
TILL FELLNER Pianist Till Fellner plays with scrupulous musicianship, purity of style and sparkling keyboard command—qualities that have earned him acclaim throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. His readings of the works of Bach and Beethoven in particular have placed him among the elect in this repertoire, and the inspired ingenuity of his performances of such 20th century masters as György Kurtág and Elliott Carter have earned him many accolades. This season in North America, he debuts with the San Francisco Symphony and Semyon Bychkov performing Mozart, and the Pittsburgh Symphony with Manfred Honeck for Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4. Recent appearances include the Boston Symphony with Bernard Haitink, Chicago Symphony with Manfred Honceck, many appearances with the Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano, and recitals at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Performances, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Washington Performing Arts Society. This past summer, Fellner stepped in for an indisposed Evgeny Kissin at the Salzburg Festival receiving a standing ovation and great critical acclaim. In the 2013-14 season Mr. Fellner, as artist-in-residence at the Bamberg Symphony, will appear numerous times with this ensemble. Other highlights include concerts with the Munich Philharmonic under Kent Nagano and the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner, as well as recitals and chamber music in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, Japan, and Malaysia.
In recent seasons, Fellner completed his critically acclaimed complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle, which he performed throughout the United States, and at Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Gaveau in Paris and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. In addition to performing Schubert’s Winterreise on tour with Mark Padmore, he appeared at the Orford Festival International de Musique with Kent Nagano and the Montréal Symphony, the Orchestre National de France with Kurt Masur, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London under Sir Charles Mackerras, and the Munich Philharmonic with Lothar Zagrosek.
In 1993, Fellner came to world attention by winning First Prize at the important Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at Vevey, Switzerland. Since that time, Fellner has appeared as guest soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Franz Welser-Möst, among many others. He also has performed as partner to cellist Heinrich Schiff and violinist Viviane Hagner, as well as Padmore, Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel. He has collaborated with numerous conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Claudius Traunfellner, Franz Welser-Möst and Hans Zender. Fellner has an impressive discography to his credit on the EMI, Claves, Erato, Philips and ECM labels. His 2010 ECM recording of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, was lauded for its clarity and impeccable beauty. He appears on an ECM album of new works by Thomas Larcher, and his recording of Bach’s Two- and Three-Part Inventions and French Suite No. V, has received widespread critical praise, in keeping with his acclaimed ECM recording of the first book of Bach’s monumental WellTempered Clavier. Fellner also has recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 22 and 25; Beethoven’s Concertos Nos. 2 & 3; a selection of Beethoven piano sonatas; Beethoven’s works for cello and piano (with Heinrich Schiff); Schubert’s Sonata in A minor D. 784 plus 6 Moments musicaux, 4 Impromptus and 12 waltzes; Schumann’s “Kreisleriana,” Op. 16; and Schönberg’s Suite for Piano, Op. 25. Fellner was a student of Helene Sedo-Stadler and has studied privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg and ClausChristian Schuster. These perfomances mark Mr. Fellner’s debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Scottish-born Lorna McGhee is principal flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and has performed as guest principal with Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Before emigrating to North America in 1998, McGhee was co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in England. As a soloist, she has given concerto performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the UK; Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia and Victoria Symphony in Canada; and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra in the United States. A career highlight was a performance of Penderecki’s flute concerto with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra under the baton of the composer in 2004. As a chamber musician and recitalist, she has performed throughout Europe and North America in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, Barge Music in New York, the Louvre, Paris and the Schubertsaal of Vienna’s Konzerthaus. McGhee is often featured in
chamber music festivals in Canada, the United States and Australia. Her performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, BBC Radio, NPR (USA), Netherlands Radio and ABC (Australia). She has made chamber music recordings for EMI, Decca ASV, Naxos and Meridian. Along with Duo partner Heidi Krutzen, McGhee has released two CDs on Skylark Music: Taheke, 20th century Masterpieces for flute and harp and Canada, New Works for flute and harp. As a member of Trio Verlaine (with Heidi Krutzen, harp and David Harding, viola) McGhee has most recently recorded Fin de Siècle, a CD of music by Debussy and Ravel for Skylark Music. Both the Trio and Duo are committed to broadening the repertoire and have contributed six new commissions to date. Having taught at the University of Michigan and the University of British Columbia, McGhee has given master classes at universities and conservatoires in the UK, United States and Canada, including the Julliard School, the Royal Academy of Music and the Banff International Centre for the Arts. She is now an honorary “Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.”
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BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS | HEINZ HALL Friday, december 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM Saturday, december 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM Sunday, december 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Manfred Honeck, conductor
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, director Pre-concert
Concert Prelude with Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor
Tomás Luis de Victoria Three Motets for Chorus Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes Ave Maria Versa est in luctum The Tallis Scholars
Anton Bruckner Two Motets for Chorus Ave Maria Locus iste The Tallis Scholars
Miserere Mei, Deus for Double Chorus
The Tallis Scholars
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic” (1878/1880 Version, edited by Leopold Nowak)
I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell II. Andante quasi Allegretto III. Scherzo: Bewegt — Trio: Nicht zu schnell, Keinesfalls schleppend IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
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TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA
Three Motets for Chorus
about the composer
Born 1548 in Avila, Spain died 20 August 1611 in Madrid
Tomás Luis de Victoria, the greatest composer of the Spanish Renaissance, was born in Avila and trained in the rudiments of music as a choirboy at the local cathedral. When his voice broke in 1565, he was sent to study at the Jesuit Collegio Germanico in Rome, where his teachers may have included Palestrina. Four years later he became organist and choirmaster at Santa Maria da Monserrato, a Spanish church in Rome. In 1571, he returned to the Collegio Germanico to teach, and later became choirmaster there. His first publications date from 1572, when he completed his training for the priesthood; he took holy orders in 1575. In 1578, perhaps influenced by the religious teachings of San Filippo Neri, Victoria joined the Oratory of the church of San Girolamo della Carità. In the dedication addressed to Philip II in his second book of Masses, published in 1583, he confessed a desire to return to Spain and lead a quiet priestly life. The Spanish king named him chaplain to his sister, the Dowager Empress Maria, who lived in retirement at a convent in Madrid. Victoria acted as the convent’s choirmaster and served the Empress until her death in 1603; he then held the less arduous post of organist until his own death in 1611. Victoria’s music comprises exclusively sacred vocal compositions — Masses, motets, hymns, Magnificats and offices — which are noted above all for their fervent, mystical expression. Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes (“And When the Day of Pentecost Was Fully Come”), published in Venice in 1572 in Victoria’s first book of motets, sets the responsory text based on Acts 2:1-2 for the Matins service of Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Easter, which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ Apostles and other followers. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all with one accord in one place saying: Alleluia. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven. Alleluia. As of a mighty rushing wind and it filled all the house. Alleluia. When therefore the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jewish people suddenly a sound came upon them from heaven. Alleluia. As of a mighty rushing wind and it Tamquam spiritus vehementis et replevit totam domum. Alleluia. filled all the house. Alleluia. Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes erant omnes pariter dicentes: Alleluia. Et subito factus est sonus de caelo Alleluia. Tamquam spiritus vehementis et replevit totam domum. Alleluia. Dum ergo essent in unum discipuli congregati propter metum Judaeorum sonus repente de caelo venit super eos. Alleluia.
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Victoria used his grand eight-voice setting of Ave Maria (“Hail Mary”), the traditional hymn asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, to close his first published book of motets, issued in Venice in 1572. He valued the work highly enough to include it in an anthology of his works published in Madrid in 1600, to which he added a part for organ.
Ave Maria, gratia plena: Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace: The Lord is with you, you are blessed among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Victoria added his moving funeral motet Versa est in luctum cithara mea (“My Harp Is Tuned for Lamentation”), based on verses from the book of Job, to the traditional liturgy of the Requiem Mass that he composed in April 1603 in memory of his long-time patron, the Dowager Empress Maria, who had died on February 26th. The music for the entire service was issued as the Officium Defunctorum in 1605; it was his final publication. Versa est in luctum cithara mea, et organum meum in vocem flentium. Parce mihi Domine, nihil enim sunt dies mei.
My harp is tuned for lamentation, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Spare me, O Lord, for my days are as nothing.
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Two Motets for Chorus
about the composer
Born 4 September 1824 in Ansfelden, Upper Austria died 11 October 1896 in Vienna
In 1856, just before he started taking counterpoint lessons from Simon Sechter (to whom Schubert had applied for instruction just before his premature death in 1828), Bruckner composed a setting of the Ave Maria, the supplication to the Virgin derived from the annunciation, for solo voices, four-part chorus and organ. He then refrained almost completely from creative work during the five-year course of tuition with Sechter, which he carried on by mail and occasional visits to Vienna from his post as organist in Linz. Bruckner marked the end of his study in 1861 with another version of the Ave Maria text, this one for unaccompanied seven-part chorus. (His third Ave Maria, for contralto and organ, dates from 1882.) The 1861 Ave Maria is generally regarded as the first masterwork among his motets, and its premiere at Linz on May 15, 1861, in which he debuted in the joint roles of conductor and composer, marked the beginning of his artistic maturity. Ave Maria gratia plena Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Bruckner composed Locus iste for the dedication of the votive chapel in the new Linz Cathedral in 1869, and premiered it at the Cathedral on September 25th as a pendant to a performance of the E minor Mass. He revived Locus iste eleven years later, when he included it as the gradual in his D minor Mass on June 6, 1880, the first work of his to be heard in Vienna after the calamitous premiere of the Third Symphony in 1877. Locus iste a Deo factus est inaestimabile sacramentum irreprehensibilis est.
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This dwelling is Godâ€™s handiwork; a mystery beyond all price that cannot be spoken against.
Miserere mei, Deus (“Have Mercy Upon Me”) for Double Chorus (1638)
about the composer
Born in 1582 in Rome died there 7 February 1652
Gregorio Allegri is remembered almost entirely for a single composition, but that work became the stuff of legend and mystery. Allegri was born in Rome in 1582 and became a chorister at the age of nine at the city’s San Luigi dei Francesi, where he was committed to the priesthood and studied music with the church’s respected choirmaster, Giovanni Maria Nanino, with such efficacy that he was appointed a singer and composer at the cathedral in Fermo in 1607. After serving tenures in Tivoli and as maestro di cappella at Santo Spirito in Sassia in Rome, he was appointed to the Papal Choir as an alto in December 1629; he became its maestro di cappella in 1650. He died in Rome on February 7, 1652. Allegri, as required by his employment at the Vatican, composed his Masses and many motets in a conservative idiom still under the sway of Palestrina, but he also wrote several pieces for string ensemble that are among the earliest works of their kind. Tenebrae — “darkness” — encompasses the most solemn moments of the Christian year. The name is applied to the combined Roman Catholic services of Matins and Lauds, which bracket daybreak, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week, during which fifteen candles signifying the ebbing life of Christ are extinguished one-by-one after the singing of the obligatory Psalms. The service closes “in tenebris.” For a Matins service of Tenebrae in the Sistine Chapel around 1638, Allegri made a setting of Psalm 51 — Miserere mei, Deus (“Have Mercy Upon Me, O God”) — for double choir (four and five voices) that alternates verses of plainchant and polyphony. Felix Mendelssohn recorded his impressions of the experience when he heard the work performed during his stay in Rome in 1831: “At each verse, a candle is extinguished.… The whole choir intones, fortissimo, a new psalm melody.... Then the last candles are put out, the Pope leaves his throne and prostrates himself on his knees before the altar; everyone kneels with him, and says what is called a Pater noster sub silentio.... Immediately afterwards, the Miserere begins, pianissimo. For me, this is the most beautiful moment of the whole ceremony. You can easily imagine what follows, but you could never form any idea of that opening…. During this Pater noster, deathly silence reigns throughout the chapel, after which the Miserere begins with the singing of a quiet chord of voices, and then the music unfolds in the two choirs. It was this opening, and in particular the very first sound, that made the greatest impression on me. After an hour and a half in which one has heard nothing but unison singing, and almost without modulation, the silence is suddenly broken by a magnificent chord: it is striking, and one feels a deep sense of the power of music.”
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So profound was the impression of the Miserere (and so great the draw of this unique Roman experience for tourists) that Pope Urban VIII issued an edict forbidding the score to be copied or performed elsewhere upon pain of excommunication. The decree remained in force until the fourteenyear-old Wolfgang Mozart made a pilgrimage to Rome in 1770 to be made program notes 2013-2014 season
a Knight of the Golden Spur by Pope Clement XIV, and there heard Allegri’s Miserere and wrote it down from memory. Papa Leopold Mozart informed his wife, in Salzburg, “Wolfgang has copied it down and we would have sent it in this letter, if it were not necessary for us to be there to perform it because the manner of performance contributes more to its effect than the composition itself. Moreover, as it is one of the secrets of Rome, we do not wish to let it fall into the wrong hands.” The “manner of performance” Leopold mentioned concerns the elaborate ornamentation traditionally applied to the Miserere that was passed on by rote by the Papal Choir. Mozart’s manuscript is lost so it is unknown if he transcribed the ornamentation, but a copy of his score came into the possession of the English music historian Sir Charles Burney, possibly when they met in Bologna on the Mozarts’ return to Salzburg, and Burney published it in an undecorated version in London the following year. No record of the ornamentation from an authoritative source appeared until a Roman priest named Pietro Alfieri published an edition that included it in 1840. Allegri’s soaring Miserere soon entered the canon of Renaissance choral music and remains one of the most frequently performed and recorded items in that repertory. (chorus) Miserere mei, Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuma. Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness.
Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam. Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me. According to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences. Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.
Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper. Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris. For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified in Thy saying, and clear when Thou art judged.
Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum: et in peccatis concepit me mater mea. Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti: incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi. Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me. But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
Asperges me hysopo, et mundabor: lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor. Auditui meo dabis gaudium et laetitiam: et exsultabunt ossa humiliata. Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness: that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
Averte faciem tuam a peccatis meis: et omnes iniquitates meas dele. Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis. Turn Thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds. Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.
Ne proiicias me a facie tua: et spiritum sanctum tuum ne auferas a me. Redde mihi laetitiam salutaris tui: et spiritu principali confirma me. Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. O give me the comfort of Thy help again: and establish me with Thy free Spirit.
(chant) Docebo iniquos vias tuas: et impii ad te convertentur. (chorus) Libera me de sanguinibus, Deus, Deus salutis meae: et exsultabit lingua mea justitiam tuam. Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto Thee. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness. (chant) Domine, labia mea aperies: et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam. (chorus) Quoniam si voluisses sacrificium, dedissem utique: holocaustis non delectaberis. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew Thy praise. For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it Thee: but Thou delightest not in burnt-offerings. (chant) (chorus)
Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus: cor contritum, et humiliatum, Deus, non despicies. Benigne fac, Domine, in bona voluntate tua Sion: ut aedificentur muri Ierusalem. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt Thou not despise. O be favorable and gracious unto Sion: build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Tunc acceptabis sacrificium justitiae, oblationes, et holocausta: xtunc imponent super altare tuum vitulos. Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burntofferings and oblations: then shall they offer young calves upon Thine altar.
program notes 2013-2014 season
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic” (1874, 1878-1881, 1887-1888) 1878/1880 version, edited by Leopold Nowak Thoughts on Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 by Music Director Manfred Honeck about the composer
Born 4 September 1824 in Ansfelden, Upper Austria died 11 October 1896 in Vienna premiere of work
Vienna, 20 February 1881 Musikvereinsaal Vienna Philharmonic Hans Richter, conductor PSO PREMIERE
6 February 1942 Syria Mosque Fritz Reiner, conductor INSTRUMENTATION
woodwinds in pairs, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani and strings duration
On learning that the famous Tallis Scholars, who I greatly revere, were going to embark on a U.S. tour, I was immediately enthusiastic about the idea to invite them to Pittsburgh. By including them on this weekend’s program, we are certainly offering a unique and unusual experience to our audience as the orchestra appears onstage only after the intermission. However, Bruckner, who loved the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, really cannot be imagined without choral music. I am convinced that this exceptional combination will be a wonderful enrichment for you. The human voice and the Baroque a cappella sound of this fabulous choir will help to immerse you into the musical world of Anton Bruckner‘s symphonies. Today, the music of Anton Bruckner is frequently associated with church music, incense, solemnity and its sacred origins. Indeed, Bruckner was regarded as one of the world‘s most outstanding organists of his time and in principle, the influence of religion on his body of work cannot be denied. This is, however, hardly the case in his Fourth Symphony. Here, the other face of Bruckner emerges: his love of nature and his romantic heart. This symphony is not only called the “Romantic“ because it is based on a particular program, but the music also tells stories and conveys gripping images that will give us, if we listen closely, some indication of Bruckner‘s personality and attachment to nature. Bruckner himself commented on the progam and described the beginning of the symphony as follows: Medieval city – dawn – morning calls sound from the city towers – the gates open – knights set out into the open on proud horses – the magic of the forest envelops them – whispering of the woods – bird song … etc. What a beautiful image! The forest murmurs in the tremolo of the strings and the famous wake-up call from a distance is performed by the French horn. It is interesting to know that this horn solo is asked for in practically every horn audition, as here the musician has to demonstrate his full prowess. With our own Principal Horn, William Caballero, we have one of the world‘s best players, and I am certain that he will immediately create the particular mood that this symphony requires. The cantering horses can be perceived when the brass join and the birdsong is equally distinctive (Bruckner amiably dubbed the bird Zizibe). For me, it is tremendously important here to see Bruckner from a wordly, merry side and not merely consider his music as thick with incense. Bruckner continues “… and so the romantic picture develops further.“ It is now up to the conductor to discover these Romantic images—and doing so brings great joy as Bruckner displays a wealth of ideas coming directly from his own real life, wandering from one scene to the next. Here, Bruckner
generously draws on the Old Austrian traditions and its abundant folk music. It is interesting in this context that many composers of the time devoted themselves to nature and folklore, though giving their music a symphonic structure. Gustav Mahler in his Symphony No. 1 and Anton Dvorak in his Symphony No. 8, which otherwise could not be more dissimilar, both wrote all but tone poems, albeit in a symphonic guise. In addition to Bruckner‘s own descriptions, I want to also mention some moments in the first movement that are important to me. Shortly before the development, following a depiction of the dark of night, there is a very beautiful extended transition telling of dreams, as if imagined by a sleepwalker. Therefore, it is vital that the clarinet and flute play completely without tempo. Shortly thereafter, the brass intones a choral-like episode of a certain heroic character. The recapitulation can hardly be referred to as daybreak; rather, it resembles nightfall. For this reason, I have the timpani imitate the theme gloomily, like a shadow. The movement has a very powerful, heroic ending. Bruckner himself commented on the second movement: “A boy in love wants to climb through his loved one‘s window – but is not let in.“ I have the suspicion that Bruckner portrayed himself here, or at least included his secret feelings of love. The violas play two extensive melodic lines referred to by Bruckner as “Serenade,“ a token of love, a courtship. This is one of the very few symphonic solos for the entire viola section. At the end of the movement, following a prominent interval of the fourth played by the timpani (something Gustav Mahler used to a similar effect nine years later at the beginning of the third movement of his First Symphony) there appears a resigned phrase which sounds like a musical quotation of his own name: “Anton Bru-ckner“ after a failed courtship. One might almost sing along with the violas. Bruckner revised most of his symphonies several times and this is no different with the Fourth Symphony. Bruckner actually wrote four versions of the last movement, whereas he completely rewrote the third movement, Scherzo. The first part of this movement depicts a hunt, whereas the plain Austrian Trio is, in Bruckner‘s own words, a “dance tune played for the hunters during their meal“ — a very simple, ordinary Ländler which in its serenity presents a graceful contrast to the lively hunting scene. The Finale, after the aforementioned four revisions, contains everything Bruckner has to offer — a folk fair, an approaching thunderstorm, brass with powerful themes whose pillars of sound are reminiscent of the later symphonies, Austrian dances, Hungarian-style melodies and Baroque sound patterns. I find the structure of the coda with its gradual ascent to the return of the main theme of the first movement simply magnificent. It is quite obvious that Bruckner was already working on his Seventh and Eighth Symphonies during the time of revision of the Fourth. For me, this Fourth Symphony, though, is an Austrian expression of nature. Popular Austrian tunes are assimilated into symphonic art, a way of composing that Gustav Mahler (whose teacher incidentally was Anton Bruckner) would later absorb. I am happy to relay that this weekend’s performances of Bruckner‘s Fourth Symphony will be recorded for CD, thus making the performances of our Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra available for a wider public. Please enjoy the concert!
Manfred Honeck, Music Director program notes 2013-2014 season
the tallis scholars The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned. The Tallis Scholars perform in both sacred and secular venues, usually giving around 70 concerts each year across the globe. In 2013 the group celebrates their 40th anniversary with commissions from Gabriel Jackson and Eric Whitacre, extensive touring and special CD releases. They kicked off the year with a spectacular performance in St Paul’s Cathedral, London to an audience of over 2,000 people. During the 13-14 season the group will tour the United States twice, Australia, and will make their debut in New Zealand – as well as
visiting festivals and venues across the UK and Europe. They will continue their association with the Choral at Cadogan series, of which Peter Phillips is artistic director, giving two performances in the Hall. The Tallis Scholars’ career highlights have included a tour of China in 1999, including two concerts in Beijing; and the privilege of performing in the Sistine Chapel in April 1994 to mark the final stage of the complete restoration of the Michelangelo frescoes, broadcast on Italian and Japanese television. The ensemble have commissioned many contemporary composers during their history: in 1998 they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special concert in London’s National Gallery, premiering a Sir John Tavener work written for the group and narrated by Sting. A further performance was given with Sir Paul McCartney in New York in 2000. The Tallis Scholars are broadcast regularly on radio (including performances from the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 2007, 2008 and 2011) and have also been featured on the acclaimed ITV programme The Southbank Show.
Much of The Tallis Scholars reputation for their pioneering work has come from their association with Gimell Records, set up by Peter Phillips and Steve Smith in 1980 solely to record the group. In February 1994, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars performed on the 400th anniversary of the death of Palestrina in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, where Palestrina had trained as a choirboy and later worked as Maestro di Cappella. The concerts were recorded by Gimell and are available on both CD and DVD. Recordings by The Tallis Scholars have attracted many awards throughout the world. In 1987, their recording of Josquin’s Missa La sol fa re mi and Missa Pange lingua received Gramophone magazines Record of the Year award, the first recording of early music ever to win this coveted award. In 1989, the French magazine Diapason gave two of its critical Diapason d’Or de l’Année awards for the recordings of a mass and motets by Lassus and for Josquin’s two masses based on the chanson L’Homme armé. Their recording of Palestrina’s Missa Assumpta est Maria and Missa Sicut lilium was awarded
Gramophone’s Early Music Award in 1991; they received the 1994 Early Music Award for their recording of music by Cipriano de Rore; and the same distinction again in 2005 for their disc of music by John Browne. Released on the 30th anniversary of Gimell Records in March 2010, The Tallis Scholars’ recording of Victoria’s Lamentations of Jeremiah received critical acclaim, and to further celebrate the anniversary, the group released three four-CD box sets of “The Best of The Tallis Scholars,” one for each decade. In November 2012, their recording of Josquin’s Missa De beata virgine and Missa Ave maris stella received a Diapason d’Or de l’Année and in their 40th anniversary year they are welcomed into the Gramophone ‘Hall of Fame’ by public vote. These accolades and achievements are continuing evidence of the exceptionally high standard maintained by The Tallis Scholars, and of their dedication to one of the great repertoires in Western classical music. For the latest opportunities to hear The Tallis Scholars in concert, or for more information on how to purchase CDs or DVDs of the group, please visit their website: www.thetallisscholars.co.uk
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biography 2013-2014 season
peter phillips Peter Phillips has made an impressive if unusual reputation for himself in dedicating his life’s work to the research and performance of Renaissance polyphony. Having won a scholarship to Oxford in 1972, Phillips studied Renaissance music with David Wulstan and Denis Arnold, and gained experience in conducting small vocal ensembles, already experimenting with the rarer parts of the repertoire. He founded the Tallis Scholars in 1973, with whom he has now appeared in almost 2,000 concerts and made nearly 60 discs, encouraging interest in polyphony all over the world. As a result of his work, through concerts, recordings, magazine awards and publishing editions of the music and writing articles, Renaissance music has come to be accepted for the first time as part of the mainstream classical repertoire. Apart from the Tallis Scholars, Phillips continues to work with other specialist ensembles. He has appeared with the Collegium Vocale of Ghent and the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and is currently working with the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Intrada of Moscow, Musica Reservata of Barcelona and the Tudor Choir of Seattle. Phillips also works extensively with the BBC Singers with whom he gave a Promenade concert, in collaboration with the Tallis Scholars, from the Royal Albert Hall in July 2007. He gives numerous master-classes and choral workshops every year around the world — amongst other places in Rimini (Italy), Evora (Portugal) and Barcelona (Spain) — and is also artistic director of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools: annual choral courses based in Uppingham (UK), Seattle (USA) and Sydney (Australia) dedicated to exploring the heritage of renaissance choral music, and developing a performance style appropriate to it as pioneered by The Tallis Scholars. In addition to conducting, Phillips is wellknown as a writer. For more than 30 years
he has contributed a regular music column (as well as one, more briefly, on cricket) to The Spectator. In 1995 he became the owner and publisher of The Musical Times, the oldest continuously published music journal in the world. His first book, English Sacred Music 1549–1649, was published by Gimell in 1991, while his second, What We Really Do, a personalised account of what touring is like, alongside insights about the makeup and performance of polyphony, was published in 2003 and a revised edition has just been released. Phillips has made numerous television and radio broadcasts. Besides those featuring The Tallis Scholars (which include live broadcasts from the 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013 Proms, the 2007 Edinburgh Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival and the Bath Festival), he has appeared several times on the BBC’s Music Weekly and on the BBC World Service, on Kaleidoscope (BBC Radio 4), on Today (BBC Radio 4), National Public Radio in the US and on German, French and Canadian radio, where he has enjoyed deploying his love of languages. In 1990, ITV’s The South Bank Show featured Phillips’ “personal odyssey” with the Tallis Scholars; while in 2002 a special television documentary was made for the BBC about the life and times of William Byrd. Phillips has recently been appointed a Reed Rubin Director of Music and Bodley Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, where the new choral foundation he helped to establish began singing services in October 2008. They gave their first live broadcast on BBC Radio Three’s Choral Evensong in October 2011. In 2005, Phillips was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, a decoration intended to honour individuals who have contributed to the understanding of French culture in the world.
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Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Jamison Jr. Barbara Johnstone Jackie & Ley Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jayant Kapadia Gerri Kay Rolf & Florence M. Kayser Judge William Kenworthy & Mrs. Lucille Kenworthy Gloria Kleiman James & Jane Knox Mr. & Mrs. John Krolikowski Lewis & Alice Kuller George & Alexandra Kusic Father Ronald P. Lengwin Sally Levin Claire & Larry Levine Dr. Michael Lewis & Dr. Katia Sycara In Memory of Elliott (Bud) Lewis, from Harriet, Barbara, Marc, Scott and Kim Lewis Elsa Limbach Roslyn M. Litman George & Jane Mallory Dr. Richard Martin in memory of Mrs. Lori Martin Carolyn Maue & Bryan Hunt Mr. Samuel A. McClung Jean H. McCullough Alan & Marilyn McIvor Sherman & Sue McLaughlin Nessa Green Mines Jim & Susan Morris in Honor of Kay Stolarevsky Abby L. Morrison Lesa B. Morrison, Ph. D Dr. & Mrs. Etsuro K. Motoyama Constance Nelson Maurice & Nancy Nernberg Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. O’Donnell Dr. Karl R. Olsen & Dr. Martha E. Hildebrandt Ellen Ormond Warren & Rena Ostlund Seth & Pamela Pearlman Dale & Michele Perelman Connie & Mike Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Randall Jr. Cheryl & James Redmond Stephen G. Robinson 44
Dr. Lee A. & Rosalind* Rosenblum Rich & Linda Ruffalo Judy & Stanley Ruskin Dr. James R. Sahovey Juerg & Lois Saladin Drs. Guy & Mary Beth Salama Thomas & Perri Schelat Joseph Schewe Jr. Esther Schreiber Jolie Schroeder Dr. Allan & Mrs. Brina D. Segal Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Shepherd Jr. Preston & Annette Shimer Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Shoop Jr. Dr. Ralph T. Shuey & Ms. Rebecca L. Carlin Paul & Linda Silver Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Dennis & Susan Slevin Manny H. & Ileane Smith Mrs. Alice R. Snyder Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt The Honorable & Mrs. William L. Standish Dr. James Staples Lewis M. Steele & Ann Labounsky Steele Barbara & Lou Steiner Fred & Maryann Steward Dr. & Mrs. Ron Stoller Dick & Thea Stover Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Stroebel Mr. & Mrs. Frank Talenfeld Dorothea & Gerald* Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Ticknor Albert R. Trezza & Megan A. Trezza Drs. Ben Van Houten & Victoria Woshner Bob & Denise Ventura Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Vismor C. Robert Walker Ms. Sally Webster & Ms. Susan Bassett Mr. & Mrs. Raymond B. White Mr. & Mrs. Thomas White Elizabeth & Frank Wiegand Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Witmer
Judith Bell Edgar & Betty Belle Rudy & Barbara Benedetti Eleanor H. Berge Ron & Nancy Bergey Dr. Peter & Judy Berkowitz Symphony Club $500 - $1,499 Mrs. Georgia Berner & Mr. Anonymous (27) James Farber Mrs. Ernest Abernathy Robert S. Bernstein & Ellie K. Bernstein Fund Barbara & Otto Abraham Ms. Robin Joan Bernstein & Frederic & Deborah Mr. H. Seigle* Acevedo Don Berry Deborah Acklin Henry & Charlotte Mary Beth Adams Beukema Dr. & Mrs. Siamak Adibi Dr. & Mrs. Albert W. Biglan Joyce & John Allen Harry S. Binakonsky, M.D. Richard C. Alter & Eric D. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Birsic Johnson Franklin & Bonnie Dr. Madalon Amenta Blackstone Donald & Kathleen Harry & Gayle Blansett Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Block Mrs. Doris Anderson Craig & Dawn Andersson Sandi & Jim Bobick The Rev. Drs. A. Gary & Judy Joseph A. & Shirley H. Bonner Angleberger Dr. & Mrs. A’Delbert Bowen Joan Apt Bozzone Family Foundation Yoshio Arai Gary & Connie Warren J. Archer & Brandenberger Madeline C. Archer Gerda & Abe Bretton Rod & Tammy Ardolino Mary & Russell Brignano Janice Argabright & Nicholas Brown Mary L. Briscoe James & Susanne Armour Judy Brody & Lawrence Adler Dr. Donald & Joann Atkinson Suzanne Broughton & Richard Margerum Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Atwell Alan M. Brown Mrs. Alicia Avery Mr. & Mrs.* Earle O. Brown Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Alan A. Axelson Ruth Bachman in Memory Timothy R. Brown & Heidi K. Bartholomew of James Bachman Nancy & John* Brownell Donna L. Balewick, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. David A. Brownlee Dr. Esther L. Barazzone Wendy & David Barensfeld Lois R. Brozenick John T. Buckley & Emily J. Richard C. Barney Rosenthal Robert & Loretta Barone Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Burchfield Robert Bastress & Barbara Timothy & Linda Burke Fleischauer Dr. & Mrs. John A. Martin & Bridgett Bates Burkholder Robert W. & Janet W. Baum Rev. Glen H. & Carol Barbara N. Baur Burrows Vitasta Bazaz & Sheen Dr. Stuart S. Burstein Sehgal Fund in Memory Michael F. Butler of Dr. Kuldeep Sehgal James & Judith Callomon David & Gail Becker Susan Campbell & Patrick Dorothy Becker Curry Kenneth & Elsa Beckerman Andrés Cárdenes & Vange & Nick Beldecos Monique Mead Ellie & Joe Wymard Naomi Yoran Miriam L. Young Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zellefrow
Dr. & Mrs. Albert Caretto Jr. Richard & Jeanne* Carter Charles & Donna Cashdollar David & Kathryn Cashman Sue Challinor & Matt Teplitz Mr. Flavio & Tatjana M. Chamis Dr. Thomas S. Chang Mr. & Mrs. David Chapman Peggy & Joe Charny Geri Chichilla Craig D. Choate Kenneth & Celia Christman Dr. & Mrs. Albert E. Chung William R. Clarkson & Dr. Andrea Velletri William & Elizabeth Clendenning Stuart & Cathryn Coblin Christine & Howard Cohen Jared L. & Maureen B. Cohon Alan & Lynne Colker In Loving Memory of Johnathan Heath College Dale Colyer Linda Cook Barton & Teri Cowan Dr. Mary Ann Craig Susan & George Craig Nelson & Carol Craige Susan O. Cramer David* & Marian Crossman John D. & Laurie B. Culbertson Mr. S. A. Cunningham Ms. Sheryl Ann Cupps Zelda Curtiss Cynthia Custer Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus Daboo Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Daffner Mr. Enrico & Mrs. Federica Dallavecchia Patricia & Walter Damian Joan & Jim Darby Mr. & Mrs. William J. Darr Norina H. Daubner Joan Clark Davis Alfred R. de Jaager Bruce & Rita Decker Jim* & Peggy Degnan Charles S. Degrosky Dan & Dee Delaney Dr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Dellâ€™Omo
Lynn & David DeLorenzo Ms. Alice Demmler Mr. & Mrs.* Edward DePersis Valerie DiCarlo Victor & Delia DiCarlo Elaine A. Dively Jerome A. Dixon D.J. Knowles Dodds Mr. & Mrs. A. Doedyns Lisa Donnermeyer Mr. & Mrs. Todd Donovan Doris Dowling Mr. & Mrs. James R. Drake Anthony V. Dralle Mary Jo Dressel Mr. John M. & Ms. Victoria W. Duff Jeff & Wendy Dutkovic Mr. & Mrs. David H. Ehrenwerth Christopher & Gretchen Elkus Roger & Beverly Engle Arnold & Eva Engler Richard Epstein & Mindy Frazer Dr. & Mrs.* John H. Feist Joan P. Feldman & Hilary Feldman Martin & Suzanne Fenster Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Madelyn & John Fernstrom Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Janet Fesq Marvin C. Fields Dr. Joseph Fine Warren & Joan Fitzpatrick Ms. Ann P. Flaherty Mr. Mark F. Flaherty Mr. & Mrs. James Flanigan Jan Fleisher Suzanne Flood Dr. Edward L. Foley Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fortwangler Mr. & Mrs. K. H. Fraelich Jr. Christina Friday Eleanor Friedman Friends of the PSO John & Elaine Frombach F. Thomas Fruehstorfer Dr. & Mrs. Freddie H. Fu Normandie Fulson Bruce & Ann Gabler Dr. & Mrs. R. Kent Galey
Gamma Investment Corporation Marlene E. Gardner Dr. & Mrs. Marc E. Garfinkel Hans & Gudrun Garkisch Mr. & Mrs. Randall Garloff Mr. & Mrs. Phil Gasiewicz Joan & Stuart Gaul K. Gavigan & Wm. B. Dixon Pete Geissler Mr. & Mrs. William P. Getty Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Getze Revs. Gaylord & Catherine Gillis Mr. David Givens & Mr. Stephen Mellett Mike & Cordy Glenn Daniel & Marcia Glosser Fund Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Goern Mr. & Mrs. Ted Goldberg Walter L. Goldburg Bernard Goldstein, M.D. & Russellyn Carruth Thomas W Golightly & Rev. Dr. Carolyn J Jones Dr. & Mrs. C. B. Good Richard E. Gordon & June F. Swanson Mr. James Gorton & Mrs. Gretchen Van Hoesen Laurie Graham Dr. Lora D. Graves & Dr. Bryan D. Dye Charlotte T. Greenwald Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gridley Ernest J. Grindle Margaret L. Groninger Mr. & Mrs. G. Fred Grove D.T. Gruelle Specialty Logistics Ms. E. A. Gundelfinger Kristine Haig & John Sonnenday Mr. & Mrs. Van Beck Hall Susan & Wilfred Hansen Susan & David Hardesty Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Harris Mrs. Mary O. Harrison Mr. Robert Hartman Ms. Christine A. Hartung Roger & Lou Haskett Cal & Donna Hastings Cathy & John Heggestad Dr. & Mrs. Fred P. Heidenreich Ms. Emily Heidish
Ms. Martha S. Helmreich in Honor of my mother, Anne J. Schaff Eric & Lizz Helmsen Paul & Colleen Hennigan Thelma & Andrew Herlich Marianne & Marshall Hess Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hill Dr. Joseph & Marie Hinchcliffe Pete & Rebecca Hoch Ms. Donna Hoffman & Mr. Richard Dum Philo & Erika Holcomb Katherine Holter Dr. & Mrs. Elmer J. Holzinger Ms. Madeleine Hombosky Thomas O. Hornstein* Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Hope H. Horst Anne K. Hoye Emanuel & Lorraine Hudock 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. Dr. & Mrs. Samuel A. Jacobs Lynne & Blair Jacobson David & Terry Jancisin Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Willcox Jenkins Dr. & Mrs. Edward W. Jew Jr. Dawn M. Johnson Joanne K. Johnson Tom & Wendy Jones in Honor of Chris Wu Barbara & Richard Kahlson Alice & Richard Kalla Daniel & Carole Kamin Julie & Jeffrey* Kant Mr. & Mrs. David N. Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Kara Flo & Bob Kenny Rhian Kenny Natalie W. Klein Ruth Ann & Eugene Klein Stuart L. & Ann K. Knoop Peggy C. Knott
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Ms. Marilyn Koch Ms. Dawn Kosanovich Madeline Kramer in Memory of Fred Kramer David Kremen Mr. & Mrs. A. Frederick Kroen Robert A. & Alice Kushner Dr.* & Mrs. Michael Kutsenkow Mr. Nicholas Kyriazi Betty Lamb Dr. & Mrs. Howard N. Lang Ronald & Lida Larsen Earl & Marilyn Latterman A. Lorraine Laux Marvin & Gerry Lebby Drs. Grace & Joon Lee Ms. Janet Lee & Mr. Matthew Rosengart Diana K. Lemley MD & Paul L. Shay, M.D. Mr. David W. Lendt Robert W. Lenker Dr. Herbert & Barbara Levit Mrs. William E. Lewellen III Anne Lewis Philip & Leslie Liebscher Robert & Janet Liljestrand Mr. & Mrs. Kurt L. Limbach Jim & Sandi Linaberger Ken & Hope Linge Lawrence & Jacqueline Lobl Mr. & Mrs.* Thomas J. Locke Margery J. Loevner Mark & Joan Lombardi Don & Hanne Lorch Mrs. Howard M. Love Eddie Lowy & Ricardo Cortés Ann Quinn Lyle Francis & Debbie Lynch James & Cheryl Lyne Daphne & John Lynn William & Helen Lyons Mrs. Guinevere R. Mabunay Pat & Don MacDonald William & Nora MacDonald Neil & Ruth MacKay Mrs. George J. Magovern Jr. John K. Maitland Louise & Michael Malakoff Mr. & Mrs. Robert Malnati Mr. & Mrs. William G. Malter Carl & Alexis Mancuso Drs. Ellen Mandel & Lawrence Weber Mr. & Mrs. Donald Marinelli 46
Mars Family Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Mary Helen F. Mathieson Karen Matthews Dr. William Matlack & Leslie Crawford Matlack Kenneth & Dr. Carol N. Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Maxwell Sidney McBride Dale & Dr. Marlene* McCall Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy McCamic Mr. & Mrs. Jon W. McCarter McCarthy Rail Insurance Managers, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. McChesney Jonathan & Kathryn McClure Mary C. McCormick Paula & Bob McCracken Mrs. Samuel K. McCune Mary A. McDonough Keith McDuffie Kent & Martha McElhattan Mary & R. Lee McFadden Carol Jean McKenzie Jean & John* McLaughlin Susan Lee Meadowcroft Mr. & Mrs. William P. Meehan Mr. & Mrs. William J. Mehaffey Barbara M. Meharey Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Mellon Peter & Memi Melotti Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz In Memory of William C. Menges Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Merriman Robert & Elizabeth Mertz Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Roger F. Meyer Bridget & Scott Michael Dr. & Mrs. Donald B. Middleton Ms. Laurie Miller Mary Ellen Miller Robert & Miriam Miller Dr. & Mrs. Vincent P. Miller Jr. Frank C. & Judy L. Mindicino Catherine Missenda Paul & Connie Mockenhaupt Amy & Ira* M. Morgan
Bill & Jane Morgan Mr. Gary Morrell Connie & Bruce* Morrison Dr. & Mrs.* William S. Morrison Frank & Brenda Moses Carol J. Mueller Theodor & Inge Mueller Michael & Cynthia Mullins Richard & Martha Munsch Mary & Jim Murdy Suzanne Murphy James & Marlee Myers 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 Susan Noffke & Robert Wickesberg Dr. Sean Nolan Mark & Nikki Nordenberg Charles & Lois* Norton James & Lindsey Nova Maureen S. O’Brien Dr. Everett F. Oesterling & Mrs. Joyce Oesterling Paul & Nancy O’Neill John Orndorff Jr. Dee Jay Oshry & Bart Rack John A. Osuch Sandy & Gene O’Sullivan Russell G. & Karen Overfield Doug & Suzanne Owen Dr. Paul M. Palevsky & Dr. Sharon R. Roseman Dr. & Mrs. A. H. Panahandeh Dr. Armand J. Panson Pamela & Ronald Pape Mr. & Mrs. William A. Partain Dr. Anthony William Pasculle John & Joan Pasteris Kenneth & Rose Patterson Mr. Richard Patterson Camilla B. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Pellett Daniel M. Pennell Ms. Irina A. Peris Bill & Stella Perrine Dr. Jeffrey & Francesca Peters Judy Petty Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Pfendler Jr.
Ms. Dorothy Philipp Mr. & Mrs. Jon R. Piersol Edward & Mary Ellen Pisula Larry & Nancy Podey Mr. & Mrs. E. Kears Pollock Drs. Mary & Raymond Pontzer Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Porkolab David & Marilyn Posner Mrs. Mildred M. Posvar Shirley Pow Ann & Malvern Powell Mercedes & John Pryce Bob & Mary Jo Purvis Mrs. Jean Purvis Liberty & Andrew Pyros Sandy Pysh & Rich Somplatsky Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Queenan Jr. Fran Quinlan Dr.* & Mrs. Donald H. Quint Ms. Barbara Rackoff Betty Radvak-Shovlin James D. & Carol L. Randolph Mr. Joseph J. Regna Jr. Eric & Frances Reichl Ms. Diana Reid Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Roberts Mavis & Norman Robertson Edgar R. & Betty A. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Rohr Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Rom Janice G. Rosenberg Dr. Pinchas Rosenberg Shoshana & Jerry Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Byron W. Rosener III Mrs. Louisa Rosenthal Carol & Scott Rotruck Dr. & Mrs. Wilfred T. Rouleau Harvey & Lynn Rubin Mr. R. Douglas Rumbarger Mr. Robert Rupp Mr. Leo P. Russell Shirley & Murray Rust Mrs. John M. Sadler Tamiko Sampson Dr. & Mrs. Isamu Sando Dr. Carlos R. Santiago Mr. & Mrs. Ferd Sauereisen Sally & Keith Saylor Albert & Kathleen Schartner
Christopher & Jennifer Scheib Ann & Bill Scherlis Mary Ann Scialabba Dr. Melvin & Catherine Schiff Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Schmitt Mr. & Mrs. George Schneider Shirley Schneirov Ms. Carol Schuler Bernie & Cookie Soldo Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Schurr, II Louise & Franco Sciannameo Robert J. & Sharon E. Sclabassi Barry & Celinda Scott George & Marcia Seeley Mr. & Mrs. David P. Segel Rebecca A. Seip Anne Selinger & Nyles Charon Dr. & Mrs. Harry E. Serene Michael Sexauer Aleen Mathews Shallberg & Richard Shallberg Mrs. Sue Shapera Richard F. Shaw & Linda W. Shaw Judith D. Shepherd Dr. Charles H. Shultz Marilyn G. Shure Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shure Rhoda & Seymour* Sikov Constance Field Silipigni Lee & Myrna Silverman Marjorie K. Silverman Mr. Frank Simpkins Lois & Bill Singleton Dr. Carol Slomski Ms. Ann Slonaker Kathleen Opat Smith Wallace & Patricia Smith Bill & Patty Snodgrass Sandy & Mr. Edgar Snyder David Solosko & Sandra Kniess Fund Dr. & Mrs. Edward M. Sorr in support of music & wellness Drs. Horton C. & Jannene M. Southworth Samuel & Judith Spanos Henry Spinelli Janet H. Staab Mr. & Mrs. James C. Stalder
Gary & Charlene Stanich Shirley & Sidney Stark Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Stayer Bronna & Harold Steiman Mr. Frederick Steinberg Edward & Rebecca Stephan Jerry Stephens Dr. & Mrs. Mervin S. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Bernard P. Stoehr & Family In Memory of Miss Jean Alexander Moore Mona & E.J. Strassburger C. Dean Streator Mr. Su & Ms. Van Dusen Peter Sullivan Richard A. Sundra, in Loving Memory of Patricia Sundra Robert Swendsen & Roberta Klatzky Jan & Leslie Swensen Stu & Liz Symonds in Memory of Roger Sherman Carol L. Tasillo Mr. & Mrs. William H. Taylor Jr. Gordon & Catherine Telfer Mr. Paul Teplitz Mr. Doug Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Rollie G. Thomas Mary Lloyd & George Thompson Bob & Bette Thomson Gail & Jim Titus Denny & Colleen Travis Mr. & Mrs. Clifton C. Trees Rosalyn & Albert Treger Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Paul A. Trimmer Jeff & Melissa Tsai Eric & Barbara Udren Mary & Gerald Unger Diane & Dennis Unkovic Ms. Phyllis Vail Theresa Valeri Theo & Pia Van De Venne Suzan M. Vandertie Mr. & Mrs. Jerry E. Vest Dr. & Mrs. Carey T. Vinson III Cate & Jerry Vockley Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Vogel John & Linda Vuono Judy Wagner & Mike LaRue Wagner Family Charitable Trust Suzanne & Richard Wagner
Kevin & Jennifer Walker Mr. W.L. & Dr. B.H. Ward John & Lynn Warmus Tony & Pat Waterman Marvin & Dot Wedeen Drs. John & Carla Weidman William C. Weil Cynthia & Dr. Michael Weisfield Norman & Marilyn Weizenbaum Mr. & Mrs. James P. Welch Jim & Jinny Welker Frank & Heide Wenzel Mrs. Louis A. Werbaneth Nancy Werner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Westerberg Rebecca M. Wharton James Whitehead Dr. Philip M. Wildenhain & Dr. Sarah L. Wildenhain Dr. Bruce L. Wilder Ken & Trudie Wilkins Robert & Carole Williams Ruth Williams in honor of Anne M. Williams and her parents Mr. & Mrs. Miles C. Wilson James & Ramona Wingate Sheryl & Bruce Wolf Sidney & Tucky Wolfson Dr. & Mrs. D. Scott Wood Rufus J. Wysor* Dr. & Mrs. John A. Yauch Mark & Judy Yogman Alice L. Young Hugh D*. & Alice C. Young Dr. & Mrs. Richard E. Young Joan & Isaias Zelkowicz Mark C. Zemanick, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ziatek 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. 11, 2013 *deceased
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foundations & public agencies Allegheny County Allegheny Regional Asset District The Almira Foundation Bessie F. Anathan Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Benjamin and Fannie Applestein Charitable Trust Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Meyer & Merle Berger Family Foundation, Inc. Allen H. Berkman and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust H. M. Bitner Charitable Trust Maxine and William Block Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Paul and Dina Block Foundation Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation Jack Buncher Foundation Anne L. and George H. Clapp Charitable and Educational Trust Compton Family Foundation The Rose Y. and J. Samuel Cox Charitable Fund Jean Hartley Davis and Nancy Lane Davis Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation 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. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Goldberg Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation The Grable Foundation Hansen Foundation The Heinz Endowments Elsie H. Hillman Foundation The Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund May Emma Hoyt Foundation Milton G. Hulme Charitable Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation Eugene F. and Margaret Moltrup Jannuzi Foundation Roy F. Johns, Jr. Family Foundation Edward D. and Opal C. Loughney 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
Howard and Nell E. Miller Foundation Phyllis and Victor Mizel Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation National Endowment for the Arts New Music USA 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, a state agency 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 Norman C. Ray Trust The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation The William Christopher & Mary Laughlin Robinson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Ryan Memorial Foundation Salvitti Family Foundation 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 W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund Alexander C. and Tillie S. Speyer Foundation Tippins Foundation Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust Rachel Mellon Walton Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Phillip H. and Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation Current as of Nov.11, 2013
corporations (Includes corporate annual fund contributions and sponsorships) Business Leadership Association Signature Circle $75,000 and above
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) BNY Mellon EQT Corporation Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PNC Diamond Circle $40,000 - $74,999
PPG Industries Foundation Platinum Circle $20,000 - $39,999
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Delta Air Lines, Inc. Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh First National Bank of Pennsylvania First Niagara Giant Eagle H. J. Heinz Company Foundation LANXESS Corporation Macy’s Foundation MSA Peoples Natural Gas Triangle Tech Group Trib Total Media United States Steel Corporation UPMC & UPMC Health Plan Gold Circle $10,000 - $19,999
Anonymous American Eagle Outfitters American Environmental Services, Inc. Bayer USA Foundation Citigroup Dollar Bank Federated Investors, Inc. The Frank E. Rath-Spang & Company Charitable Trust Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
Business Partners Pewter Level $1,000 - $2,499 Berner International Corp Silver Circle Big Burrito Restaurant $5,000 - $9,999 Group Bayer Healthcare R&I ESB Bank Calgon Carbon First Commonwealth Bank Corporation Hughes Television Ernst & Young LLP Productions Farmers & Merchants Bank Income Research & of Western PA Management Heritage Valley Health Jennison Associates LLC System Kerr Engineered Sales KPMG LLP Company Levin Furniture Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Morgan Stanley The Jas H. Matthews Mylan Pharmaceuticals Educational & Charitable PwC Trust Reed Smith LLP McKamish, Inc. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Schreiber Industrial Development Co. Nocito Enterprises, Inc. Trumbull Corporation and Rothman Gordon PC P.J. Dick Incorporated Sarris Candies, Inc. Scott Metals Inc. Bronze Circle Six Penn Kitchen $2,500 - $4,999 Stringert, Inc. A.C. Dellovade, Inc. The Techs AlphaGraphics in the Trebuchet Consulting LLC Cultural District United Safety Services, Inc. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh Buchanan Ingersoll & Woman’s Club of Upper Rooney PC Saint Clair Chesapeake Energy Corporation Partner Level Deloitte $500 - $999 Eat’n Park Restaurants Allegheny Valley Bank Elite Coach Transportation Bridges & Company, Inc. Koppers Crawford Ellenbogen LLC Lighthouse Electric Flaherty & O’Hara, P.C. Company, Inc. General Wire Spring Co. Marsh USA Inc. Goehring, Rutter & Boehm Mascaro Construction Gordon Terminal Service Company Company Mozart Management Hamill Mfg. Co. NexTier Bank Hertz Gateway Center, LP Pittsburgh Corning The Hite Company Corporation Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Hoffman Electric, Inc. Co. Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman LLC Silhol Builders Supply Wampum Hardware Inc. John B. Conomos, Inc. WPXI-TV Nordstrom Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.
K & I Sheet Metal, Inc. Lucas Systems, Inc. Marketing Support Network Metso Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP Attorneys at Law Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Modany-Falcone, Inc. Neville Chemical Company Pzena Investment Management, LLC Rebecca L. Pounds DDS LLC Steptoe & Johnson PLLC United Hospital Center Wagner Agency, Inc. Wells Fargo Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc. We would like to thank all corporations who contribute to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Please see our website at www. pittsburghsymphony.org for a complete listing. Current as of Nov. 11, 2013
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legacy of excellence 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 PSOâ€™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, musiciansâ€™ chairs, concert series, educational programs or designated spaces allow donors to specify a name or tribute for 10 years, 20 years or in perpetuity. For additional information, 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 Scott J. Bell Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz Benno & Constance Bernt Michael Bielski Drs. Barbara & Albert Biglan Thomas G. Black Barbara M. Brock Lois R. Brozenick Gladys B. Burstein Tom & Jackie Cain Judy & Michael Cheteyan Educational/Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David W. Christopher Mr. * & Mrs. Edward S. Churchill Mr. & Mrs. Eugene S. Cohen* Basil & Jayne Adair Cox In memory of Stuart William Discount Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Frank R. Dziama Steven G. & Beverlynn Elliott Emil & Ruth* Feldman Joan Feldman & William Adams 50
Mrs. Loti Gaffney Keith & Susan Garver Ken & Lillian Goldsmith Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Anna R. Greenberg* Lorraine M. Gross* Elizabeth Anne Hardie Charles & Angela Hardwick Carolyn Heil Eric & Lizz Helmsen Ms. Judith Hess Mr. John H. Hill Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hurtt* Philo & Erika Holcomb Esther G. Jacovitz Patricia Prattis Jennings Mr.* & Mrs. Robert S. Kahn Leo and Marge Kane Lois S. Kaufman Stephen & Kimberly Keen Mr. Arthur J. Kerr Jr. Ms. Bernadette Kersting Dr. Laibe A.* & Sydelle Kessler Stanley & Margaret Leonard Frances F. Levin Edith H. Lipkind Doris L. Litman Penny Locke Edward D. Loughney* Lauren & Hampton Mallory Dr. Richard Martin in Memory of Mrs. Lori Martin* Dale & Dr. Marlene* McCall
J. Sherman & Suzanne S. McLaughlin George E. Meanor Ms. Jean L. Misner Catherine Missenda Dr. Mercedes C. Monjian Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Mooney Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Mildred S. Myers & William C. Frederick Donn & Peggy Neal Dr. Nancy Z. Nelson Rose Noon* Rhonda & Dennis Norman 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 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 Dr. Charles H. Shultz Michael Shefler Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Simmons Dr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Stept Dr. Raymond & Karla Stept*
Mrs. Margaret Stouffer in Memory of Miss Jean Alexander Moore Tom & Jamee Todd Mr.* & Mrs. Gideon Toeplitz Mrs. Jane TreherneThomas Eva & Walter J. Vogel Mr. & Mrs. George L. Vosburgh Estate of John & Betty Weiland In memory of Isaac Serrins from Mr. and Mrs. Ira Weiss Brian Weller Mr. & Mrs. Raymond B. White James & Susanne Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Witmer Patricia L. Wurster Rufus J. Wysor* Naomi Yoran Miriam L. Young
the sid kaplan tribute program The Sid Kaplan Memorial Hallway given by David Kaplan in appreciation of generous gifts commemorating family and friends In Honor of Dr. Raymond Stept from his loving family In Honor of Mariss & Irina Jansons and friendship from Dr. Laibe* & Sydelle Kessler Honoring my dear friend, Marvin Hamlisch, from Mina Kulber In Loving Memory of Martin Smith, PSO Horn, 19802005, from his siblings Todd Smith, Judy Dupont, & Susan Noble Endowed Chairs Principal Horn Chair, given by an Anonymous Donor First Violin Chair, given by Allen H. Berkman in memory of his beloved wife, Selma Wiener Berkman Michael & Carol Bleier Horn Chair given in memory of our parents, Tina & Charles Bleier and Ruth & Shelley Stein Jane & Rae Burton Cello Chair Cynthia S. Calhoun Principal Viola Chair Virginia Campbell Principal Harp Chair Ron & Dorothy Chutz First Violin Chair Johannes & Mona L. Coetzee Memorial Principal English Horn Chair George & Eileen Dorman Assistant Principal Cello Chair Albert H. Eckert Associate Principal Percussion Chair Beverlynn & Steven Elliott Associate Concertmaster Chair
Jean & Sigo Falk Principal Librarian Chair Endowed Principal Piccolo Chair, given to honor Frank and Loti Gaffney William & Sarah Galbraith Second Violin Chair The Estate of Olga T. Gazalie First Violin Chair Ira & Nanette Gordon â€“ The Gracky Fund for Education & Community Engagement Susan S. Greer Memorial Trumpet Chair, given by Peter Greer William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Vira I. Heinz Music Director Chair Principal Pops Conductor Chair Endowed by Henry & Elsie Hillman Tom & Dona Hotopp Principal Bass Chair Milton G. Hulme Jr. Guest Conductor Chair given by Mine Safety Appliances Company Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Jones III, Principal Keyboard Chair Virginia Kaufman Resident Conductor Chair, Lawrence Loh Stephen & Kimberly Keen Bass Chair G. Christian Lantzsch & Duquesne Light Company Principal Second Violin Chair Mr. & Mrs. William Genge and Mr. & Mrs. James E. Lee Principal Bassoon Chair Nancy & Jeffery Leininger First Violin Chair Edward D. Loughney CoPrincipal Trumpet Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Endowed by Gerald & Audrey McGinnis Honoring The Center for Young Musicians Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. McGuinn Cello Chair
Dr. William Larimer Mellon Jr. Principal Oboe Chair, given by Rachel Mellon Walton Messiah Concerts Endowed by the Howard 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 Horn Chair honoring Tom Todd 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 United States Steel Corporation Assistant Principal Bass Chair Rachel Mellon Walton Concertmaster Chair, given by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife Jacquelin 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 Current as of Nov.11, 2013 *deceased every gift is instrumental 2013-2014 season
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 you are not listed correctly, please call 412.392.2887. Lillian Edwards Foundation Esmark Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Drue Heinz Trust Tom & Dona Hotopp G. Christian Lantszch* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McConomy Steve & Brenda Schlotterbeck Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Usher Jon & Carol Walton Helge & Erika Wehmeier Thomas H. & Frances M. Witmer
Rick & Laurie Johnson Nancy & Jeff Leininger Edward D. Loughney* The Estate of Beatrice Malseed Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. McGuinn Perry* & BeeJee Morrison Rachel Mellon Walton Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William E. Rinehart Bill* & Carol Tillotson United States Steel Corporation The Estate of Donald F. Wahl Samuel & Carrie Arnold $100,000-$249,999 Weinhaus Fund Anonymous (4) James & Susanne Wendy & David Barensfeld Wilkinson in memory of Dr. Robert Hilda M. Willis Foundation E. Herlands Kathryn & Michael Bryson $500,000-$999,999 Rae & Jane Burton $50,000-$99,999 Anonymous (1) Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Benno & Constance Bernt Calihan Dollar Bank Michael & Carol Bleier The Estate of Johannes Roy & Susan Dorrance Sidney & Sylvia Busis Coetzee Mr. & Mrs.* J. Robert Ann & Frank Cahouet Randi & L.Van V. Dauler, Maxwell Jr., Emma Clyde Hodge Ron & Dorothy Chutz Catharine M. Ryan & John Memorial Fund Basil & Jayne Adair Cox T. Ryan III EQT Corporation Estate of Olga T. Gazalie Tom & Jamee Todd Falk Foundation & Sigo & Marvin* & Terre Hamlisch Jean Falk Estate of Eleanor Hurtt Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Gailliot Estate of Florence M. Jacob $250,000-$499,999 Goldman Sachs Gives Robert W. & Elizabeth C. Allegheny Technologies Ira & Anita Gumberg Kampmeinert Incorporated Hansen Foundation Devin & Shannon Claude Worthington McGranahan William Randolph Hearst Benedum Foundation Foundation A. W. Mellon Foundation Jim & Carolyn Bouchard Hefren-Tillotson James & Joan Moore Edward S.* & Jo-Ann M. H.J Heinz Company Churchill Donald I. & Janet Moritz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Mildred S. Myers & William Barbara Jeremiah Donahue C. Frederick $1,000,000+
Anonymous (1) Michele & Pat Atkins 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
Elliott S. Oshry Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reed Smith LLP Abby & Reid Ruttenberg John P. & Elizabeth L. Surma Jill & Craig Tillotson Jacquelin G. Wechsler
Anonymous (1) Alan L. & Barbara B. Ackerman Astorino Larry & Tracy Brockway Robert C. Denove The Estate of Joan Dillon Pamela R. & Kenneth B. Dunn Martin & Lisa Earle Eichleay Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Nancy Goeres & Michael Rusinek Ms. Anna Greenberg* Stephen & Kimberly Keen Mrs. H.J. Levin Michael Baker Corporation Betty & Granger Morgan The Pittsburgh Foundation The Estate of Dorothy Rairigh Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brooks Robinson Mr. & Mrs. William F. Roemer Stan & Carole Russell Karen Scansaroli James M. & Lucy K. Schoonmaker Foundation Schreiber Industrial Development Co.
Alicia & Victoria McGinnis Sam Michaels Mary Ellen Miller Maureen S. O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. O’Brien Orbital Engineering Dr. Thaddeus A. Osial Jr. & Linda Shooer Osial $10,000-$24,999 Robert & Lillian Panagulias Anonymous (1) Mr. & Mrs. John R. Price William & Frances Aloe Deborah Rice Charitable Foundation James W. & Erin M. Rimmel AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District Judy & Stanley Ruskin The Louis & Sandra Snyder Charitable Berkman Foundation Foundation Michael E. Bielski Max & Tiffany Starks Estate of Ruth M. Binkley Estate of Audrey I. Stauffer Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Booker Elizabeth Burnett & Lawrence Tamburri Andrés Cárdenes & Monique Mead The Estate of Richard C. Tobias James C. Chaplin Jan & Anthony Tomasello Virginia K. Cicero The Chester A. Davies Trust Edward L. & Margaret Vogel The Estate of Jane I. Mrs. Evette Wivagg Johnson Rachel W. Wymard Ruth Feldman* & Emil Feldman Seldon & Susan* Whitaker First National Bank of Pennsylvania FRG Group $5,000-$9,999 Elizabeth H. Genter Jim & Jane Barthen David & Nancy Green Scott Bell Caryl & Irving Halpern Betsy Bossong David G. Hammer Allan J. & Clementine K. The Walt Harper Memorial Brodsky Fund Roger* & Judy Clough W.S. & Linda J. Hart Estelle Comay & Bruce Highmark Blue Cross Blue Rabin Shield Philip J. & Sherry S. Karen & Thomas Hoffman Dieringer Ms. Seima Horvitz Mr. & Mrs. David Mark Huggins & Bonnie Ehrenwerth Siefers Mr. Ian Fagelson David & Melissa Iwinski Farmers & Merchants Bank Eric & Valerie Johnson Of Western PA Greg & Ellen Jordan Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Rhian Kenny Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Gebhardt Judith & Lester* Lave Mr. & Mrs. Frank Grebowski Carolyn Maue & Bryan Hunt Gail & Gregory Harbaugh Douglas B. McAdams Mr. & Mrs. James E. Steen Milton & Nancy Washington Harvey & Florence Zeve Dr. & Mrs. Merrill F. Wymer Estate of Rufus J. Wysor
Mr. & Mrs.* Charles H. Harff Eric & Lizz Helmsen Richard & Alice Kalla Jack & Virginia Kerr Douglas W. Kinzey Cliff & Simi Kress Betty L. Lamb Jeanne R. Manders* Scott & Bridget Michael Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Miller Robert Moir & Jennifer Cowles Mary & Jim Murdy Mr. & Mrs. Hale Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Pollack Tor Richter in memory of Tibbie Richter Marcie Solomon & Nathan Goldblatt Estate of Karla Stept Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Stept Dick & Thea Stover Becky & Herb Torbin Jane F. Treherne-Thomas Estate of John & Betty Weiland Dr. Michael J. White & Mr. Richard L. LeBeau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Wright Robert P. Zinn & Dr. Darlene Berkovitz
Yu-Ling & Gregg Behr Patti & Sandy Berman Georgia Berner Ms. Mary Biagini Drs. Barbara & Albert Biglan Mr. Stuart Bloch Paul E. Block Marian & Bruce Block Nadine E. Bognar Jim & Debbie Boughner Mr. & Mrs. David A. Brownlee Lois R. Brozenick Howard & Marilyn Bruschi Doug Burns Burrell Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Cameron Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Shannon Capellupo Dr. Rebecca Caserio Gloria R. Clark Mr. Ray Clover Dr. Richard L. & Sally B. Cohen Sherri 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 $1,000-$4,999 June & Barry Dietrich Anonymous (8) Lisa Donnermeyer Mr. & Mrs. John Crile Susie & George Dull Allen Sr. Mr. Frank R. Dziama Mr. Thomas L. Allen John & Gertrude David & Andrea Aloe Echement Joan & Jerome* Apt & Thomas J. Emmerling Family Francis & Gene Fairman III Michele & Pat Atkins In Honor of Ruth Feldman* Ms. Linda M. DeArment & Emil Feldman John H. Ashton Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Dr. & Mrs. Alan A. Axelson Chris Fette & Mary Leach Kathleen & Joseph Baird Fette Richard C. Barney Jan Fleisher Robert W. & Janet W. Baum Mr. & Mrs. Joseph U. Frye Philip & Melinda Beard every gift is instrumental 2013-2014 season
Friends & Family of Stanford P. Davis Bruce & Ann Gabler Dr. R. Kent Galey & Dr. Karen Roche Gamma Investment Corporation Kathleen Gavigan & William B. Dixon Mr. & Mrs. James Genstein Bernard Goldstein, M.D. & Russellyn Carruth Thomas W. Golightly & Rev. Dr. Carolyn J. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Graham John F. Gray Estate of Lorraine Gross Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Guadagnino Mrs. Ellen Hagerty Kristine Haig & John Sonnenday Deirdre & Brian Henry Carol E. Higgins Adam & Allison Hill Kelvin Hill Mr. Carlyle Hoch Esther & Terry Horne 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 54
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. Terrence H. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Perry Napolitano Donn & Peggy Neal Dr. & Mrs. Harry M. Null Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Nussbaum Sandy & Gene Oâ€™Sullivan Roger & Sarah Parker John & Joan Pasteris Richard E. & Alice S. Patton Camilla B. Pearce & Dan Gee* Joseph & Suzanne Perrino
Kears & Karen Pollock Ms. Mary Alice Price Symphony East Barbara Rackoff Bruce S. Reopolos* Rhoades-Carraro Family Don & Jenny Rhoten 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 Ruth (Krysik) Thon Dennis L. Travis & Colleen Bryne Travis Jeff & Melissa Tsai
Drs. Ben Van Houten & Victoria Woshner Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Vogel John & Linda Vuono Lois Weaver Scott & Stacy Weber Marvin & Dot Wedeen Jodi & Andrew Weisfield James R. Whitehead Sandra D. Williamson Jim* & Mary Jo Winokur Mr. & Mrs. Richard Zahren Simone J. Ziegler Dorothea K. Zikos Current as of Nov.11, 2013 *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 CEOâ€™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 *deceased
every gift is instrumental 2013-2014 season
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.
Latecomerâ€™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 Latecomerâ€™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.
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 or 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 Development department at 412.392.4880 or visit us online at pittsburghsymphony.org