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2014-15 in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP “Dido and Aeneas” May 15-16, 2015

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WELCOME Since Irvine Barclay Theatre’s opening in 1990, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the theatre have been close collaborators. During the last 25 years, the Society’s roster of chamber music, vocal, orchestral and cross-disciplinary presentations has made an enormous and complementary contribution to the Barclay’s own presentations and eclectic brand.

It is, therefore, a special pleasure to be working together to ensure the success of Dido and Aeneas, Purcell’s opera, one of Mark Morris’ recognized masterworks. To be able to bring it to one organization’s dance audience and the other’s music audience is a presenter’s dream come true. In fact, the Barclay and the Society each have an historic relationship with the Mark Morris Dance Group. The theatre first introduced the company to the Los Angeles market in 1994 with a mixed repertory as part of its fledgling contemporary dance series. The company has returned under the Barclay’s aegis on a number of other occasions including the exquisite Falling Down Stairs accompanied by Yo-Yo Ma on cello. The Society has focused on the company’s monumental works, these at Segerstrom Hall, including another masterwork, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, set to Handel’s oratorio; Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice; and Rameau’s comédie lyrique, Platée.

It is our privilege to be able to present this important company and its creative force, Mark Morris. We are grateful for the support of the William Gillespie Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cheng Family Foundation, and Mike and Kari Kerr in making this happen.

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PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Noel Hamilton Chairman, CEO Sabra Bordas Immediate Past Chairman Stephen Amendt Secretary/Treasurer EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEE Eleanor Anderson Member-at-Large Linda England President, Philharmonic Committees Jane K. Grier Member-at-Large

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Donna L. Kendall David H. Koontz Anthony Mastrangelo Barbara Roberts David Troob Sandi Wright-Cordes John Mangum President and Artistic Director THE PHILHARMONIC COUNCIL Elizabeth An and Gordon Clune Ruth Ann and John Evans Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates Thomas Nielsen Deborah and Richard Polonsky Lih Ping and Chin-Shun Shih

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05/15 MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP DIDO AND AENEAS May 15-16, 2015 | Cheng Hall

This performance is generously sponsored by

William Gillespie Foundation

Michael and Kari Kerr

The Barclay’s 2014-2015 Contemporary Dance Series is supported by the Cheng Family Foundation and an Anonymous Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation.

Mark Morris Dance Group Chelsea Acree, Sam Black, Rita Donahue, Domingo Estrada, Jr., Lesley Garrison, Lauren Grant, Brian Lawson, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Stacy Martorana, Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Brandon Randolph, Nicole Sabella*, Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard *Apprentice Conductor Mark Morris

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra VOCAL SOLOISTS Andrew Konopak Marguerite Krull Sherezade Panthaki Jamie Van Eyck Douglas Williams The Bob Cole Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach Artistic Director Mark Morris

Major support for the Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by American Express, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Doris Duke Charitable Fund, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman, Shelby and Frederick Gans Fund, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Google, Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Meyer Sound/Helen and John Meyer, PARC Foundation, Poss Family Foundation, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Jane Stine and R.L. Stine, Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Robert F. Wallace, The White Cedar Fund, and Friends of MMDG.


Executive Director Nancy Umanoff

The Mark Morris Dance Group is supported by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Council on the arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts. The Mark Morris Dance Group is supported in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts.


This evening’s program will be performed without an intermission.

Music Henry Purcell (1689)

Set Design Robert Bordo

Conductor Mark Morris

Libretto Nahum Tate

Costume Design Christine Van Loon

Choreography Mark Morris

LIghting Design James F. Ingalls

By order of appearance

Danced by

Sung by


Michelle Yard Laurel Lynch Rita Donahue Domingo Estrada, Jr. Laurel Lynch Noah Vinson Dallas McMurray Lauren Grant

Sherezade Panthaki Jamie Van Eyck Marguerite Krull Douglas Williams Jamie Van Eyck Sherezade Panthaki Marguerite Krull Andrew Konopak

Courtiers, Witches, Spirits, Sailors, and Conscience Chelsea Acree, Sam Black, Rita Donahue, Lesley Garrison, Lauren Grant, Aaron Loux, Dallas McMurray, Noah Vinson, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard Premiere: March 11, 1989 – Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Théâtre Varia, Brussels, Belgium

SYNOPSIS Scene I. The Palace The Trojan War is over. Aeneas and his people have found themselves in Carthage after a treacherous sea voyage. His destiny, as decreed by the Gods, is to found Rome, but he has become obsessed with Dido, Queen of Carthage. Her sister and confidante, Belinda, and other optimistic courtiers urge her to enjoy her good fortune, but the young widow, Dido, is anxious. Aeneas arrives to ask the Queen, again, to give herself to him. Belinda notices, with relief, that Dido seems to be capitulating. Dido and Aeneas leave together. Love triumphs.

Scene 2. The Cave The evil Sorceress summons her colleagues to make big trouble in Carthage. Dido must be destroyed before sunset. Knowing of Aeneas’ destiny to sail to Italy, the Sorceress decides to send a Spirit disguised as Mercury to tell him he must depart immediately. Since Dido and Aeneas and the rest are out on a hunt, the witches plan to make a storm to spoil the lovers’ fun and send everyone back home. The witches cast their spell.

Scene 3. The Grove Dido and Aeneas make love. Another triumph for the hero. The royal party enters and tells the story for Aeneas’ benefit. Dido senses the approaching storm. Belinda, ever practical, organizes the trip back to the palace. Aeneas is accosted by the false Mercury with this command: “Leave Carthage Now.” He accepts his orders, then wonders how to break the news to Dido. He is worried.

Scene 4. The Ships Aeneas and the Trojans prepare for the journey. The Sorceress and her witches are quite pleased to see that their plot is working. Once Aeneas has sailed they will conjure an ocean storm. They are proud of themselves. Scene 5. The Palace Dido sees the Trojans preparing their ships. Aeneas tries to explain his predicament and offers to break his vow in order to stay with her. Dido is appalled by his hypocrisy. She sends him away and contemplates the inevitability of death. “Remember me but forget my fate.” Dido dies.


Mark Morris (Artistic Director, Conductor) Mark Morris was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. In the early years of his career, he performed with the companies of Lar Lubovitch, Hannah Kahn, Laura Dean, Eliot Feld and the Koleda Balkan Dance Ensemble. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980, and has since created close to 150 works for the company. From 1988 to 1991, he was Director of Dance at Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Much in demand as a ballet choreographer, Morris has created eighteen ballets since 1986 and his work has been performed by companies worldwide, including San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Noted for his musicality, Morris has been described as “undeviating in his devotion to music” (The New Yorker). He began conducting performances for MMDG in 2006 and has since conducted at The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Lincoln Center and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He served as Music Director for the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. He also works extensively in opera, directing and choreographing productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, among others. He was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991 and has received twelve honorary doctorates to date. He has taught at the University of Washington, Princeton University and Tanglewood Music Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Morris has received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society (2010), the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity (2012), Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts (2013) and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gift of Music Award (2014). On August 8, 2015, Mark Morris will be inducted into the Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York. Morris opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 2001 to provide a home for his company, rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for children and seniors, and a school offering dance classes to students of all ages and abilities. Mark Morris Dance Group The Mark Morris Dance Group was formed in 1980 and gave its first performance that year in New York City. The company’s touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities in the United States and around the world, and in 8 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE

1986 it made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. In 1988, MMDG was invited to become the national dance company of Belgium, and spent three years in residence at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The Dance Group returned to the United States in 1991 as one of the world’s leading dance companies. Based in Brooklyn, New York, MMDG maintains strong ties to presenters in several cities around the world, most notably to its West Coast home, Cal Performances in Berkeley, California, and its Midwest home, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. MMDG also appears regularly in New York, Boston, Seattle and Fairfax. The company made its debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2002 and at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2003 and has since been invited to both festivals annually. From the company’s many London seasons, it has received two Laurence Olivier Awards and a Critics’ Circle Dance Award for Best Foreign Dance Company. Reflecting Morris’ commitment to live music, the Dance Group has featured live musicians in every performance since the formation of the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996. MMDG regularly collaborates with renowned musicians, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, and jazz trio The Bad Plus, as well as leading orchestras and opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the London Symphony Orchestra. MMDG frequently works with distinguished artists and designers, including painters Howard Hodgkin and Robert Bordo, set designers Adrianne Lobel and Allen Moyer, costume designers Martin Pakledinaz and Isaac Mizrahi, and many others. MMDG’s film and television projects include Dido and Aeneas, The Hard Nut, Falling Down Stairs, two documentaries for the U.K.’s South Bank Show and PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. On March 27, 2015, Mark Morris’ signature work L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato had its national television premiere on PBS’ Great Performances. While on tour, the Dance Group partners with local cultural institutions and community organizations to present Access/MMDG, a program of arts and humanities-based activities for people of all ages and abilities. Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra Musica Angelica is led by Music Director Martin Haselböck, internationally renowned organist, conductor and composer. Regarded as Southern California’s premier Baroque ensemble, Musica Angelica presents wide-ranging programs encompassing music from the early Baroque through the early Classical era. Since its inception in 1993, Musica Angelica has produced an annual subscription season of orchestral and chamber concerts in venues throughout Los Angeles County, programming a mixture of known masterworks along with rarely heard gems, and featuring many of the best Baroque musicians from across the country and Europe. Guest conductors have included Rinaldo Alessandrini, Giovanni Antonini, Harry Bicket, Paul Goodwin and Jory Vinikour, among others. Musica Angelica’s first international tour, distinguished by sold-out performances and wide critical acclaim, took place in March 2007 in a joint venture with Haselböck’s acclaimed European orchestra, the Wiener Akademie of Vienna. The

ensemble presented 13 performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Los Angeles, New York, Savannah (Savannah Music Festival), Mexico, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Italy and Germany. Among critical acclaim from the media for Musica Angelica is a Los Angeles Times review which said, “Musica Angelica soars in a Baroque gem… a triumph… Haselböck’s leadership was nuanced and inspiring.” Musica Angelica was described as a “world class Baroque orchestra” by KUSC FM Classical Music Radio, as “L.A.’s premiere Baroque music ensemble” by Angeleno Magazine, and as “a serious and important early-music ensemble, the best of its kind in these parts” by esteemed music critic Alan Rich. In 1998, Musica Angelica issued a well-received recording, Vivaldi Concertos for Lute, Oboe, Violin and Strings. In 2007, Musica Angelica raised its profile with a contract for four recordings on the Germanybased New Classical Adventure (NCA) label. The first, released in 2007, is Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Musica Angelica, based in Santa Monica, California, collaborates with leading performing arts institutions in Southern California including Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Musica Angelica was co-founded by Michael Eagan, widely considered one of the foremost lute players in the country, and gambist Mark Chatfield. Eagan passed away in 2004, and Chatfield passed away in 1998. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach The Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach is the premier choral ensemble at CSULB. Comprised of the top singers at the University, the Chamber Choir tours yearly and has concertized throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China. The Chamber Choir performed at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conferences at Yale in 2009, at the College of Charleston in 2013, at the American Choral Directors Association Western Conventions in 2008 and 2012, and at the World Symposium of Choral Music in the Netherlands in 1999. Recently, the ensemble has performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pacific Symphony, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Long Beach Symphony. Alums of the Chamber Choir are teaching K-12 music in schools throughout California, running collegiate choral programs nationwide, leading worship in church and synagogue, and are currently under contract as singers with the Metropolitan, San Francisco, Cincinnati and Virginia Operas.  Since its inception in 1949, the ensemble has been conducted by a long line of nationally recognized conductors, including Frank Pooler, Ed Thompson, Leland Vail, Lynn Bielefelt, and—for the last 13 seasons—Jonathan Talberg, who was awarded the President’s Award from the California Music Educators Association in 2015 for Extraordinary Accomplishments in Music Education. Robert Bordo (Scenic Design) is the recipient of the 2014 Robert De Niro, Sr. Painting Award. He lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, New York. Since the mid-1980s, Bordo has shown his paintings internationally

in numerous one-person and group exhibitions. He has had numerous one-person shows in NYC, most recently at Alexander and Bonin Gallery in 2013. His collaborations with Mark Morris include sets for Dido and Aeneas, Paukenschlag, Stabat Mater and The Death of Socrates. Robert Bordo is Associate Professor of Art at The Cooper Union, New York, where he leads the painting program.

Christine Van Loon (Costume Design) was born in Hoeilaart, Belgium and has studied commercial art, costume and set design. At the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, she worked in both the set and costume departments and with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th century. Ms. Van Loon has designed the costumes for several Mark Morris productions, including Dido and Aeneas and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.

James F. Ingalls (Lighting Design) designs for Mark Morris include Romeo & Juliet: On Motifs of Shakespeare, Mozart Dances, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and The Hard Nut (Mark Morris Dance Group); Orfeo ed Euridice (Metropolitan Opera); King Arthur (English National Opera); Joyride, Sylvia, Sandpaper Ballet, Maelstrom, and Pacific (San Francisco Ballet); Platée (Royal Opera House – Convent Garden and New York City Opera); Ein Herz (Paris Opera Ballet); and the initial White Oak Dance Project tour. Additional work in dance includes Split Sides and Fluid Canvas for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Brief Encounters for the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Bitter Suite for Jorma Elo at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He often collaborates with Melanie Rios Glaser and the Wooden Floor dancers in Santa Ana, California. Matthew Rose (Rehearsal Director) began his dance training in Midland, Michigan, with Linda Z. Smith at the age of 17. After receiving his B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan in 1992, he moved to New York City. He was a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1993 to 1996, and in 1997 began working with MMDG. After several years of performing full-time with the Dance Group, he began assisting Morris with the creation of new works. He has been the company’s rehearsal director since 2006. Colin Fowler (Music Director, Harpsichord) is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He has performed and recorded throughout the world with numerous soloists and ensembles including Deborah Voigt, the American Brass Quintet, James Galway, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to performing and conducting a number of Broadway shows, Fowler has been a professor at NYU and Nyack College. He is currently the organist and assistant music director at both Calvary Church and Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. He began collaborating with MMDG in 2006 and was named music director in 2013.


Chelsea Acree (Dancer) grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she began her dance training with Sharon Lerner, then continued at Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. Since receiving her B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College in 2005, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of artists including SYREN Modern Dance, Laura Peterson, Hilary Easton + Company, and Michael and the Go-Getters. Acree is on the faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, where she teaches kids and adults how to move through space. She began working with MMDG in 2007 and joined the company in 2011.

Sam Black (Dancer) is originally from Berkeley, California, where he began studying tap at the age of nine with Katie Maltsberger. He received his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and currently teaches MMDG master classes and Dance for PD®. He first appeared with MMDG in 2005 and became a company member in 2007. Rita Donahue (Dancer) was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, and attended George Mason University. She graduated magna cum laude in 2002, receiving a B.A. in English and a B.F.A. in Dance. Donahue danced with bopi’s black sheep/dances by kraigpatterson and joined MMDG in 2003.

Domingo Estrada, Jr. (Dancer), a native of Victoria, Texas, studied martial arts and earned his black belt in 1994. He danced ballet folklorico through his church for 11 years. Estrada earned his B.F.A. in Ballet and modern dance from Texas Christian University and had the honor of working with the late Fernando Bujones. During his undergraduate studies, he attended the American Dance Festival, where he had the privilege of performing Skylight, a classic work by choreographer Laura Dean. He debuted with MMDG in 2007 and became a company member in 2009. Estrada would like to thank God, his family and all who support his passion. Lesley Garrison (Dancer) grew up in Swansea, Illinois, and received her early dance training at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. She studied at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands and holds a B.F.A. from Purchase College. She first performed with MMDG in 2007 and became a company member in 2011. Garrison teaches at The School at The Mark Morris Dance Center and for the Dance for PD® program.


Lauren Grant (Dancer) has danced with MMDG since 1996. Performing leading roles in The Hard Nut and Mozart Dances, Grant has appeared in over 50 of Mark Morris’ works. She is on the faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, leads master classes around the globe, sets Mr. Morris’ work at universities, and frequently leads classes for the company. Grant has been featured in Time Out New York, Dance Magazine, the book Meet the Dancers, appeared in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center and ITV’s The South Bank Show and was a subject for the photographer Annie Leibovitz. Before joining MMDG, Grant moved to New York City from her hometown of Highland Park, Illinois, and earned a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She and her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer and current Dance for PD® Program Director) are proud parents of son Zev, born March 2012.

Andrew Konopak (Tenor) began his studies at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, CA, with Dr. Arlie Langager in 2012. He is currently attending the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB and studies with Dr. Steven Kronauer. Credits include L’Elisir D’Amore (Belcore), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Bass), and Fauré’s Requiem (Baritone).

Marguerite Krull (Soprano) is passionate about bringing to life works that have been forgotten or neglected and possesses keen musical intelligence and a vocal range from high lyric mezzo-soprano to soprano. Recent appearances in this vein include Harbison’s Mirabai Songs (New York Philharmonic); Alice Parker’s Songs for Eve; premiere performances of Elena Ruehr’s cantata Averno; Calliope in Handel’s Alceste with the American Classical Orchestra; Énone in Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphee aux enfers with Gotham Opera; and Alix in Gretry’s 18th-century opéracomique Le Magnifique. Other operatic roles include Emilia in Handel’s Flavio, Belle in Philip Glass’ La belle et la bête, the title role of Martín y Soler’s La capricciosa corretta, and four leading Rossini heroines in Il barbiere di Siviglia, La gazza ladra, La donna del lago, and Otello at Caramoor International Music Festival. She has appeared at La Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium; Argentina’s Teatro Colón; the New York City Opera; Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Colombia; and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Brian Lawson (Dancer) began his dance training in Toronto at Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. There he worked with choreographers such as David Earle, Carol Anderson and Michael Trent. Lawson spent a year studying at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands and graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Purchase College, where he was also granted the President’s Award for his contributions to the dance program. Lawson has had the pleasure of performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance, Dance Heginbotham and Nelly van Bommel’s NØA Dance, among others. He joined MMDG as an apprentice in 2011 and became a company member in 2013.

Aaron Louix (Dancer) grew up in Seattle, Washington, and began dancing at the Creative Dance Center as a member of Kaleidoscope, a youth modern dance company. He began his classical training at the Cornish College Preparatory Dance Program and received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2009. He danced at The Metropolitan Opera and with Arc Dance Company before joining MMDG in 2010. Laurel Lynch (Dancer) began her dance training at Petaluma School of Ballet in California. She moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School, where she performed works by Robert Battle, Margie Gillis, José Limón and Ohad Naharin. After graduation, Lynch danced for DušanTýnek Dance Theatre, Sue Bernhard Danceworks and Pat Catterson. Lynch joined MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007. Many thanks to Gene and Becky.

Stacy Martorana (Dancer) began her dance training in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Peabody Conservatory. In 2006, she graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance. She has danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, the Neta Dance Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Rashaun Mitchell. From 2009 to 2011, she was a member of the Repertory Understudy Group for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She joined MMDG in 2012. Dallas McMurray (Dancer), from El Cerrito, California, began dancing at age four, studying jazz, tap and acrobatics with Katie Maltsberger and ballet with Yukiko Sakakura. He received a B.F.A. in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. McMurray performed with the Limón Dance Company in addition to works by JiříKylián, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, and Colin Connor. McMurray performed with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007.

Maile Okamura (Dancer) studied primarily with Lynda Yourth at the American Ballet School in San Diego, California. She was a member of Boston Ballet II and Ballet Arizona before moving to New York to study modern dance. Okamura has been dancing with MMDG since 1998. She has also had the pleasure of working with choreographers Neta Pulvermacher, Zvi Gotheiner, Gerald Casel and John Heginbotham, with whom she frequently collaborates as dancer and costume designer.

Sherezade Panthaki (Soprano). Sherezade Panthaki’s international success has been fueled by superbly honed musicianship; “shimmering sensitivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and passionately informed interpretations, “mining deep emotion from the subtle shaping of the lines” (The New York Times). Panthaki has developed ongoing collaborations with many of the world’s leading interpreters including Nicholas McGegan, John Scott, Matthew Halls, Nicholas Kraemer and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom she made her 2013 New York Philharmonic debut. Highlights of her past and current season include Handel’s Messiah with Bach Collegium Japan (Tokyo); Handel’s Saul with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto); Handel and Bach oratorios with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco); Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony; Handel’s Solomon with the Radio KamerFilharmonie (Holland); and Bach St. Matthew and St. John Passions and Brahms Requiem with St. Thomas Fifth Avenue (New York City). Born and raised in India, Panthaki holds an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music/ Institute of Sacred Music. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. Brandon Randolph (Dancer) began his training with the School of Carolina Ballet Theater in Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of Hernan Justo. At age 14, he was accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he studied with Stanislav Issaev and Bobby Barnett. Randolph received his B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College in 2012. There, he had the opportunity to perform with Dance Heginbotham as well as repertory by Stephen Petronio, Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor and George Balanchine. Randolph began working with MMDG in 2013 and became a company member in 2014.

Nicole Sabella (Dancer) is originally from Clearwater, Florida, where she studied at the Academy of Ballet Arts and the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School under Suzanne B. Pomerantzeff. In 2009, she graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earning her B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance and the Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance Award. She was a performer with Zane Booker’s Smoke, Lilies, and Jade Arts Initiative. Nicole first worked with MMDG in 2013 and began her apprenticeship in December 2014.

Billy Smith (Dancer) grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended George Mason University under a full academic and dance talent scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude in 2007 and received achievement awards in performance, choreography and academic endeavors. While at George Mason, he performed the works of Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar


Lubovitch, Doug Varone, Daniel Ezralow, Larry Keigwin, Susan Marshall and Susan Shields. Smith’s own piece, 3-Way Stop, was selected to open the 2006 American College Dance Festival Gala at Ohio State University, and his original choreography for a production of Bye Bye Birdie garnered much critical praise. An actor as well, Smith’s regional theater credits include Tulsa in Gypsy, Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS, and Dream Curly in Oklahoma! Smith danced with Parsons Dance from 2007 to 2010. He joined MMDG as a company member in 2010.

Jamie Van Eyck (Mezzo-Soprano) appeals to audiences and critics alike as a compelling young artist in opera and concert. This season, she reprises the roles of Dido and the Sorceress with MMDG in Dido and Aeneas, sings Ruggiero in Alcina with New York’s WhiteBox Art Center, and debuts with the Alabama Symphony as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. She returns to the Colorado Symphony for Handel’s Messiah, and is a guest artist for multiple organizations including Baylor University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Voice. Ms. Van Eyck will spend the summer touring South Africa in concerts featuring the songs of Johannes Brahms. Ms. Van Eyck is a recording artist with Bridge Records of New York, and can be heard on the American Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. She has been featured at the Tanglewood Music Festival and Ojai Festival, among others, and has sung leading roles with opera companies such as Arizona Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. An avid proponent of contemporary American music, Ms. Van Eyck has sung two world premiere performances at Carnegie Hall, including a new song cycle by Ned Rorem.  At the Tanglewood Music Center, she performed the role of Mama in the premiere of Elliott Carter’s What Next? under the baton of James Levine. Her performance can be seen on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s DVD release of the opera.

Noah Vinson (Dancer) received his B.A. in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, where he worked with Shirley Mordine, Jan Erkert and Brian Jeffrey. In New York, he has danced with Teri and Oliver Steele and the Kevin Wynn Collection. He began working with MMDG in 2002 and became a company member in 2004.

Jenn Weddel (Dancer) received her early training from Boulder Ballet Company near where she grew up in Longmont, Colorado. She holds a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University and also studied at Boston Conservatory, Colorado University and The Laban Center, London. Since moving to New York in 2001, Weddel has created and performed with RedWall Dance Theater, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, Vencl Dance Trio, Rocha Dance Theater, TEA Dance Company and with various choreographers including Alan Danielson and Ella Ben-Aharon. Weddel performed with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007. 12 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE

Douglas Williams (Bass-Baritone) combines a “formidable stage presence” (Seattle Times) with “a bass voice of splendid solidity” (Music Web International), making him one of the most appealing singing actors of his generation. He has collaborated with leading conductors including Nicholas McGegan, Helmut Rilling, Sir Neville Marriner, John Nelson, and Christoph Rousset, in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Stuttgart’s Mozart-Saal and the Frankfurt Alte Oper. Recent appearances include Laurence in Gretry’s Le Magnifique with Opera Lafayette; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, and Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, both with the Boston Early Music Festival; and Purcell’s King Arthur, with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques at Paris’s Salle Pleyel. Williams’ “superb sense of drama” (The New York Times) is as apparent on the concert stage as it is in opera. Highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Houston Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cathedral Choral Society; Bach’s St. John Passion with Les Talens Lyriques; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for the Chicago Bach Project with John Nelson and Soli Deo Gloria; Brahms’ German Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius; “Christus” in St. Matthew Passion with the St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; and the Ojai Music Festival in songs of Cowell and Ives.

Michelle Yard (Dancer) was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her professional dance training at the NYC High School of the Performing Arts and continued her studies as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She graduated with a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Yard teaches Pilates as well as master classes for Access/MMDG programs. She joined MMDG in 1997. Mom, thank you.

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Violin I Katherine Kyme, concertmaster Jolianne Einem Amy Wang Violin II Janet Strauss* Anna Washburn Jennifer Lynn

Viola Robert Diggins* Aaron Westman Cello William Skeen* Mikala Schmitz Violone Denise Briesé*

Lute Hank Heijink** Harpsichord Colin Fowler**

* denotes principal player

** guest courtesy of the MMDG music ensemble

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir Conductor Dr. Jonathan Talberg

Assistant Conductor Vasken Ohanian Pianist Dr. Guk-hui Han

Sopranos Michaela Blanchard Kali Hardwick

Kelsey Knipper Liz Queen Jeanine Robertson

Altos Molly Burnside Courtney Burroughs Regan MacNay Rachel One Jennifer Renteria

Philharmonic Society of Orange County Since its inception in 1954, the Society has presented the world’s most acclaimed symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, soloists and international artists for the enjoyment and appreciation of Orange County audiences. The Society’s Youth Programs, one of the most extensive music education programs of its kind in the country, are offered free of charge to schools, students and parents, and each year reach more than 160,000 students from first grade through high school.

Tenors Bradley Allen Jake Asaro Ulysses Aquino Mark Cano Morgan Davi

Basses Mason Allred Tim Hall Andy Konopak Fernando Muñoz Jae Park

The Committees of the Philharmonic Society are the Society’s principal fund raising and volunteer force. More than 70,000 hours of in-kind service are provided each year by the 800 volunteer members in implementing and evaluating the music education programs. The Committees also present a wide variety of fundraising events, including the Philharmonic House of Design and the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights®.


MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP STAFF Artistic Director Mark Morris

Executive Director Nancy Umanoff PRODUCTION Technical Director Johan Henckens

Rehearsal Director Matthew Rose Music Director Colin Fowler

Lighting Supervisor Nick Kolin

Intern Kenna Garcia MARKETING Director of Marketing Karyn LeSuer Marketing Associate François Leloup-Collet Marketing Assistant Myriam Varjacques

Interns Adam Ball, Jennifer Martinez EDUCATION

Maintenance Jose Fuentes, Orlando Rivera

Booking Representation Michael Mushalla (Double M Arts & Events)

Media and General Consultation Services William Murray (Better Attitude, Inc.) Legal Counsel Mark Selinger (McDermott, Will & Emery) Accountant O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Orthopaedist David S. Weiss, M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center) Physical Therapist Marshall Hagins, PT, PhD

Sound Supervisor Jim Abdou

Director of Education Sarah Marcus

Wardrobe Supervisor Jennifer Perry

Administrator, Education Programs Jennifer Dayton

Thanks to Maxine Morris.

Education Interns Jenn Braun, Jalyn Gill

Additional funding has been received from Arnow Family Fund; The Amphion Foundation, Inc.; Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Beyer Binder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP., Florence V. Burden Foundation; Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation; Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc.; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; Kinder Morgan Foundation; Materials for the Arts; McDermott, Will & Emery; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Resnicow Schroeder Associates; Jerome Robbins Foundation; and SingerXenos Wealth Management.

Costume Coordinator Stephanie Sleeper

ADMINISTRATION Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Fox Finance Manager Rebecca Hunt

Finance Associate Jamie Posnak General Manager Huong Hoang

Company Manager Sarah Horne

Executive Assistant Anni Turkel Intern Marlie Delisfort

DEVELOPMENT Director of Development Michelle Amador

Development Associates Tyler Mercer, Sophie Mintz Development Assistant Kristen Gajdica


School Director Sydnie Liggett

Outreach Director Eva Nichols

Dance for PD®Program Director David Leventhal

Dance for PD®Program Coordinator Maria Portman Kelly Dance for PD®Intern Jennifer Moskowitz

DANCE CENTER OPERATIONS Operations Manager Elise Gaugert Event Manager Karyn Treadwell

Rentals and Office Manager Erica Marnell Operations Administrator Sam Owens

Front Desk Assistants Jillian Greenberg, Laura Merkel Operations Intern Shamika Austin

Hilot Therapist Jeffrey Cohen

Sincerest thanks to all the dancers for their dedication, commitment, and incalculable contribution to the work.

The Mark Morris Dance Group is a member of Dance/USA and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance. Dido and Aeneas © 1989 Discalced, Inc For more information contact: MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP 3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415 (718) 624-8400

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The Fund for Music The Philharmonic Society of Orange County gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of the Fund for Music during the past twelve months. These contributions make up the difference between the income generated from ticket sales and the actual cost of bringing the world’s finest orchestras, soloists and chamber ensembles to Orange County and inspiring more than 160,000 K-12 students each year with quality music programs. Gifts range from $60 to more than $100,000, and each member of the Philharmonic Society plays a valuable role in furthering the mission of this organization. Honorary Series and Concert Sponsors ($50,000+) Anonymous 60th Anniversary Challenge Grant Donor Disneyland Resort Catherine and James Emmi Colburn Foundation Mr. Sam B. Ersan Donna L. Kendall Foundation Barbara Roberts Mrs. Michelle Rohé Segerstrom Center for the Arts The Segerstrom Foundation The Committees of the Philharmonic Society Chairman’s Circle ($25,000+) The Crean Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Grier, Jr. Joan Halvajian Dr. and Mrs. Howard Jelinek Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons National Endowment for the Arts Sandy and Harold Price Shanbrom Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Smith New Work & Special Project Sponsors Karen and Don Evarts Joan Halvajian Edward Halvajian Trust Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons Anonymous (1)

Youth Education Program Sponsors City of Aliso Viejo American Business Bank Anaheim Band Instruments, Part of the Music and Arts Center Family City of Mission Viejo The Crean Foundation Disneyland Resorts Jane Deming Fund Macy’s Music Performance Trust Fund Orange County Musicians’ Association, Local 7 Pacific Life Foundation Target U.S. Bank / Mr. Stephen Amendt Wells Fargo

President’s Club ($10,000+) Mr. Wylie A. Aitken Mr. and Mrs. James Alexiou Ms. Elizabeth An and Mr. Gordon Clune of AnQi Bistro Eleanor and Jim Anderson Sabra and Peter Bordas Mr. Douglas T. Burch, Jr. Mr. Gary Capata Mr. Warren G. Coy Mary and Patrick Dirk/Troy Group Mr. and Mrs. James A. Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Evarts Mrs. Joanne Fernbach First American Trust Kimberly Dwan Bernatz The William Gillespie Foundation Margaret M. Gates–In memory of Lawrence Gates Maralou and Jerry M. Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hull Dr. Burton L. Karson Mr. David H. Koontz and Mr. James Brophy Joann Leatherby and Dr. Greg Bates Macy’s Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mastrangelo Mrs. Michael McNalley Mikimoto Isidore C. and Penny W. Myers Foundation Endowment Fund Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County Elaine and Carl Neuss Pacific Life Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William F. Podlich Deborah and Richard Polonsky Dr. and Mrs. Chase Roh Mr. and Mrs. David Rosenberg Schumann|Rosenberg LLP Ms. Dea Stanuszek Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Stein Mr. and Mrs. David Troob U.S. Bank / Mr. Stephen Amendt Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Noel Hamilton Platinum Baton ($6,000+) Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Campbell Ms. Injoa Kim Orange County Community Foundation/Jane Deming Fund Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Teitsworth

Golden Baton ($3,000+) American Business Bank Linda M. Beimfohr Dr. and Mrs. Shigeru Chino Suzanne and David Chonette Mr. and Mrs. William P. Conlin Mrs. William L. Cook Richard Cullen and Robert Finnerty Mr. and Mrs. Roger Davisson Frome Family Foundation Elizabeth F. Hayward and Robert M. Carmichael Ms. Sigrid Hecht Milli and Jim Hill Drs. Siret and Jaak Jurison Helen and Fritz Lin Regina and John Mangum Mr. and Mrs. William McCormick

Drs. Armine and Vahe Meghrouni Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Nadler Dr. Susan Powers Marcia Kay and Ron Radelet The Orange County Register Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds Mrs. Howard Roop Lih Ping and Chin-Shun Shih Dr. Steven Sorenson Mr. and Mrs. John Stahr Dr. and Mrs. Fritz C. Westerhout Bobbitt and Bill Williams

Silver Baton ($1,200+) Hope Aldrich and Michael Jeffers Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Jerry P. Andes John W. Benecke The Boeing Company Mr. and Mrs. John C. Carson Dr. and Mrs. David Casey Mrs. Linda Lipman Cassuto Elizabeth and Ming Chang Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Clark Ms. Carol Dalton Mr. and Mrs. Jack Delman Mr. and Mrs. Neil Donavan Mr. and Mrs. Roger Duplessis Sandra M. French and Donald B. French Mr. and Mrs. Gudelio Friedstadt JoAnn and Peter Fuerbringer Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gold Mr. and Mrs. Carl Greenwood Bonnie and William S. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hall Dr. Renee Harwick Mr. Charles Hill Carole and Joseph Innes Dr. and Mrs. Tae S. Kim Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Knobbe Mr. Clark Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. LoSchiavo Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mangum Mr. and Mrs. Orville L. Marlett Millstream Fund City of Mission Viejo Mr. Patrick Paddon Dr. William Pedler Dr. and Mrs. Paul Qaqundah Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rados Mary Rence Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ridout Dagmar and Walter Rios Ms. Jennie Robinson Eva and Fred Schneider Mr. Dickson Shafer – In memory of Lois Shafer Dr. Emmanuel Sharef Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Spitz Richard and Elizabeth Steele Fund Diane and Michael Stephens Dr. and Mrs. David Stephenson Target Ms. Judy Tschetter Dr. Nancy E. Van Deusen Gayle Widyolar and David Scott Chava and Ted Wortrich Concerto ($600+) Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Abbott Dr. Donald Abrahm

Janet Lee Aengst Ms. Catherine Anne Bradley Peter Conlon and Deborah Shaw Mr. Frank A. D’Accone Mr. and Mrs. Neil Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Philip Friedel Mrs. Susie Gallagher Dr. Anna Gonosova Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon Wanda Gwozdziowski Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Harano Dr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Ivey Barbara Kilponen Mrs. David Lang Hillary and Michael Moers Mr. Carl Neisser The Pimco Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rankin Elizabeth Reinhold Carol Schwab Mr. and Mrs. David Seigle Ellen and Vasily I. Semeniuta Dr. and Mrs. Henry Sobel Dr. and Mrs. Julio Taleisnik Chantel and Andrew Uchida

Sonata ($300+) Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Alexopoulos David Barnes and Frances Nitta Barnes Mr. Scott Brinkerhoff Mr. and Mrs. Tykye Camaras Mary E. Chelius Mrs. Judith W. Creely Kathy and Michael Dogali Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Du Mr. and Mrs. David J. Erikson Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Fisher Mr. Arthur A. Forcier Mr. William Gilbert Stevan Gromet Terry Hanna Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Hay Mr. and Mrs. Dan Horgan Barbara and Don Howland Carol C. Hurst Elizabeth M. and Donald P. Johnson Mr. Woon Ki Jung Dr. Nancy L. Kidder Dr. and Mrs. William P. Klein Dr. and Mrs. C. Ronald Koons Prof. and Mrs. John Koshak Dr. and Mrs. Craig Leonard Twyla Matsumoto Mr. Richard Messenger Lauren and Richard Packard Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Porter Ms. Karyn Rashoff Marjorie and Stephen Richards Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Romansky Mr. Kenneth Sanson Christel and Juergen Schar Mr. Justus Schlichting Carol Schwab Dr. and Mrs. Martin Serbin Mr. and Dr. Ernesto Spiehler Mr. and Mrs. James Spring Dr. Agnes Szekeres Jennifer Tice Mrs. Janice Wallace Ms. Cynthia Wolcott


The Fund for Music

Daniel Alfred Wachs with Linda and Dennis England

Jeanette Knobbe, Jane Grier and Louis Knobbe

Margaret Gates, Noel Hamilton and Sharon McNalley

Dan and Jeule Stein

Etude ($150+) Roan, and Kevin Alombro Ms. Tomi J. Baker Mr. Hugo Ballesteros Mrs. Bonnie Barrington Mrs. Yolande Bati Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Bender Mr. Richard Bigelow Mr. and Mrs. R. Blatterman Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boice Ms. Suzanne Boras Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brantley Dr. and Mrs. John Brown Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Brown Ms. Christine B. Browne Mrs. Evelyn Brownstone Mrs. Sherry Bullock Corinne and Dan Burkhartsmeier Mrs. Judith Burns Mrs. Renate Collison Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Compton Mr. and Mrs. Julian Coronado Ms. Fran Cyrus Susan and Kevin Daly Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Danto Ms. V. de Reynal Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delsandro Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Dolbee Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Grant Duncan Ms. Linda Eastman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edelstein Ms. Patricia Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. England Mr. Karl Fletcher Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Fowler


Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Frank Mr. and Mrs. James French Evette and Dennis Glauber Mrs. Hildegard A. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Wesley D. Hacker Helen and James Hagen Alpha and Walt Hahn Mrs. Ingrid Harris Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Hawthorne Mrs. Susie Hecht Mr. and Mrs. Zachary J. Heinrichs Mr. James Herbold Mrs. Marlene Hewitt Ms. Patricia Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hoad Mr. Thomas Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson Ms. LaDonna Kienitz Dr. and Mrs. Yutaka Kikkawa Halim Kim and Lawrence Lee Mr. and Mrs. John Kincaid Varla E. N. and Curtis A. Knauss Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Kriz Peggy and Alex Maradudin Ms. Kay Mckenzie Ms. Bethany Mendenhall Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Michel Dr. Maria Minon Ms. Victoria Mortensen Ms. Jacklyn Murphy-Harper Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Niedringhaus Stephanie and Mark Nielsen Dr. Kevin O’Grady and Mrs. Nella Webster O’Grady Mary and Lee Olsen

Ms. Mary L. Osterhout Linda and Bill Owen Mr. Robert Parker Mr. and Mrs. Barry Paull Ms. Joan S. Petty Mrs. Pat Peyton Mr. and Mrs. Warren Pfeifer Mrs. Polina Pustylnik Barbara and Bud Quist Mrs. Joan B. Rehnborg Kitty and Chip Reveal Mr. and Mrs. Mel Richley Dr. and Mrs. Peter T. Ridley Mrs. Louise Ringwalt Mrs. Marjorie Ringwalt Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rosenblum Mrs. Merilyn Sandahl Mr. Hans Scharer Ms. Suzanne Schaumburg Mrs. Marlene Schell Mr. Paul A. Schmidhauser and Ms. Cindy R. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schoellerman Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Segal Dr. and Mrs. Martin Serbin Dixie M. Shaw Mrs. Nick Shubin Surfas Orange County Inc. Ms. Sharon Silcock Ms. Dorothy J. Solinger Drs. Ilene and Gerald Spear Mr. and Mrs. John Store Ms. Diane Stovall Barbara and Bill Thibault Mrs. Carol Jane Tice

Lois and David Tingler Mitzi and Yutaka Tonai Shuching Tung Mrs. Louise Upham Dr. Mark Van Houten Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Virden Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Wallace Dr. Pat Weber Mr. and Mrs. James K. Williams Dr. Charles Wolff and Mrs. Karen Wolff Nancy and Kenneth Wybel Davis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yates Evelyn Zohlen and Mark Prenderdast Honorary Life Members Frieda Belinfante John M. Rau

List current as of March 19, 2015 The Philharmonic Society deeply appreciates the support of its sponsors and donors, and makes every effort to ensure accurate and appropriate recognition. Please contact the Development Department at (949) 553-2422, ext. 233 to make us aware of any error or omission in the foregoing list.

Annual Fund for




Irvine Barclay Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of our donors who help support the “big talent” in our “small hall.” Gifts to the Annual Fund for Excellence assist the Barclay in presenting an international roster of performers while keeping tickets reasonably priced. They also support our ArtsReach programs provided to the schools at little or no cost and “family-friendly” programming on stage. The Barclay’s mission also embraces making its beautiful facilities available to diverse community organizations, UCI, and other educational institutions. Thank you to all of our generous donors listed here for their contributions during the previous 12 months! If you would like to join the ranks of those who make it all possible at the Barclay, you may make a donation online at or call (949) 854-4607. BRAVO BARCLAY PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous Fund of Orange County Community Foundation Drs. Francisco and Hana Ayala* Cheng Family Foundation Bobbi Cox* Haskell & White LLP Patricia Murphy Hirata and Gerry Hirata The HumanKind Philanthropic Fund Kari and Michael Kerr* National Endowment for the Arts O’Melveny & Myers LLP Pacific Life Foundation William and Janice Parker Family Fund Sonnet Technologies, Inc.* Elizabeth R. Steele Trisha Steele Lynda Thomas

BRAVO BARCLAY PARTNER $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Chris and Lori Burrill Yvonne and Damien Jordan William Gillespie Foundation

BRAVO BARCLAY BENEFACTOR $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Rick and Wendy Aversano David and Trudi Gartley Dr. Paul and Mrs. Ellen Lee Toni and Terry McDonald* Salwa and Sabri Rizkalla Rohl LLC - Kenneth and Amber Rohl Richard and Ann Sim Linda I. Smith Foundation Alan and Barbara Wiener*

BRAVO BARCLAY PATRON $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Elaine and James Alexiou Robert and Delphi Ballinger The Beall Family Foundation Bravi9, Inc. The British Council Fiorenza Comunian and Fernando De La Fuente Helen and Fritz Lin Donald and Ui Natenstedt Carl Neisser Peter and Alexandra Neptune Tom and Marilyn Nielsen Tom and Amber Orradre Barbara Roberts Deborah and Frank Rugani Pamela and Martin Sapetto Michael Shubert and Associates, LLC Western States Arts Federation

PUBLIC PARTNERS City of Irvine University of California, Irvine

*Denotes a member of Movementum, the Barclay’s dance support group


ENCORE CIRCLE ENTHUSIAST $250 - $999 Oscar R. Aguirre Brien Amspoker and Ellen Breitman Wendy Arraki John W. Ballantyne Lindy Balmer Betty Barry Dr. Michael Bear Linda Berquist Harold and Eleanor Carpenter Bruce and Michelle Carter Dean and Kaly Corey Pamela Cotten Kenneth J. Craig, Jr. Walter Dietiker Roger du Plessis* Joel and Melanie Durst Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Eagan Bonnie Rae Feers Cathie Fields Carol Foster Melissa and Michael Fox Mark A. Franzen Alison Goldenberg Robert and Margaret Green Ramya Harishankar and Harish Murthy Chuck and Ginny Hayward David Hulse and Kerry Bartelt Judy and Terry Jones Fred and Elise Karam Judy Kaufman and George Farkas Jay King Claudia Ried-Kraemer and Alan Kraemer Dr. and Mrs. Solly Krom Robert E. Lee* In Memory of Estelle Levy Phuong and Joseph S. Lewis III Molly Lynch and Alan Andrews Helen McMillan Janie Merkle Michael L. and Nancy Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuhiko Nakano Michael Noggle Lauren and Richard Packard Robert Parker John and Charlene Pasko Jack and Suzanne Peltason Edward Pope and Antoinette Olivera Helga Pralle Britta and Tracy Pulliam Dennis Repp Sandy Robertson Dr. Stephen M. Rochford Nancy Lee Ruyter Trudy Vermeer Selleck NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS INITIATIVE

Nancy Smith Dorothy J. Solinger Diane Stovall Thomas and Marilyn Sutton Jennifer Szabo* Shelley Thunen Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Marilyn and Angelo Vassos Vendini, Inc. Emily Vogler and Daniel Flynn Charles and Marilyn Wright Sophie Yang Majid and Sohaila Zarrinkelk

Jeff Corp Anahid Crecelius Hilary Davis and Dr. Sandy Ratner Sheila Dennis Diane Dixon Joan M. Donahue William and Kimberly Dotta Jacolyn Dudley Col. and Mrs. Alan Dugard Rad and Toni Dwyer Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Eagan Rosalie and Jon Elder Janet and Howard Emery ENCORE CIRCLE Donna Emmett SUPPORTER David Falconer $100 – $249 Nancy Field Anonymous Delores Fields Corinne Akahoshi and Donna Fisher Daniel Futterman Constance and Dick Fleming Dennis and Cindy Alderson Ruby Foo The Bukaty Family Roberta Fox Madeleine and Alan Crivaro Thelma Friedel Patsy and Douglas Downs Heather Fuller Richard Alexander Mary Ann Gaido Alice and Ara Apkarian Galeos Cafe Debbie Aslanian Supriya Ghorpadkar Thomas and Linda Bacon Bernard and Phyllis Gilmore Diane and Dennis Baker Marcella Gilmore and Joe Ball Edward Muehl Sarah and David Ball S. Glass Family Rivka Barasch Valerie Glass George and Linda Bauer Ben and Sandie Goelman Larry Beaty Mariko Gooden Craig Behrens Janice and Raymond Grant Richard Belman Anita Gregory, M.D. Henry Bennett Paul and Nancy Groner Honorable Marian Bergeson Sanjiv and Geeta Grover Scott Berry Ranjan and Angela Gupta Jeannie Berryman Matthew and Annemarie Hall Susan and Steven Bierlich Jim and Berri Harris Richard H. Bigelow Carole S. Harrison Eric S. Blum Paul and Nancy Hegness Michael and Margaret Bodeau Barbara Helton Suzanne Boras June and Miles Herman Carolyn Boyd and Frank Dean David Herzlinger Dale Brandon Richard and Sara Hess Rosanna Brichta Lance and Risa Hicks Scott Brinkerhoff Robert and Virginia Hilton Diana Brookes Dan and Nicole Honigman Jon and Donna Brownell Yonghong Hu Susan Bryant and David Gardiner Dana Huff Douglas T. Burch, Jr. Dennis and Irene Iverson Lisa Burnand Peg and Bob Jordan Linda and Roland Bye Christina Kaoh Sandra Jones Campbell Joel and Jennifer Katz Terry Causey Dr. Mitchell Katz and Cyndie Chen Mrs. Linda Scott-Katz Denise Chilcote Mr. Michael Kaufman Deanna Choi Raouf Kayaleh Roya Cole Patricia Kirkwood

Honorable Marian Bergeson Paul Blank Theodore Bradshaw Stacie Brandt As a partner in the annual Laurie and Bart Brown National Choreographers Gale Edelberg and Bob Butnik Initiative, Irvine Barclay Theatre David and Beverly Carmichael is also pleased to acknowledge all Bobbi Cox those who support this important Sophia and Larry Cripe contribution to American dance. Diane Diefenderfer and David Hanlon Betty B. Anderson Roger du Plessis Betsy Andrews and Alex Moad Gale Edelberg and Bob Butnik Mrs. Alan V. Andrews Henry and Janet Eggers Ann Marie Deangelo David Emmes and Paula Tomei Productions Mrs. Kay S. Faranda Ballet Barres West Robert Farnsworth William H. Bardens Cliff Faulkner and Shigeru Yaji Dr. Michael Bear Gilian Finley and Robert Labaree


Roberta Fox Mary and Andrew Franklin Judith A. Gorski Dr. Burton L. Karson Joanne and Dennis Keith Kari and Michael Kerr Carolyn and Willaim Klein Dr. Martin G. Langer Phuong and Joseph S. Lewis III Kathryn Lynch and Robert McDonnell Molly Lynch and Alan Andrews Jack Lyons Sharon McNalley Ed Moen and Janek Schergen John and Margi Murray Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuhiko Nakano Carl Neisser Tom and Marilyn Nielsen

Barbara Klein Jeff C. Kough Jeannine Kouns William Kroener Dr. and Mrs. John Lagourgue Dr. Martin G. Langer Edwina Lawrence Carter Lee Benjamin and Sunny Leos Anne Llewellyn Christa and Gerry Long Junling Ma Christian and Sharon Maas Robert D. and Pat MacDonald Glenn and Laura MacKinnon Peggy and Alex Maradudin Duane and Kathleen Mauzey William K. Maxwell David and Teryl McDermott Mary and Wm Scott McDonell William Mckaig Sharon McNalley Ken and Gisela Meier Tony and Barbara Mendoza Wanda Mendoza Mark and Jan Merryfield Mela and Ricardo Miledi Hiroko and Yoshiharu Moriwaki Janis Morris John and Marjorie Murray John Nahina Julie Nakata Keith and June Nelson Teri Neumann Neurocare, Inc Katherine Ahn Newen Ivy Ngo Beth Nicholas Albert and Tricia Nichols Fund Ogilvie Family James Olney and Laura O’Connor Glenn Osborne Rand Parker Pam Paul Ann and Bernal Peralta Omar and Irene Perez Janice and Richard Plastino Dolly A. Platt, PhD Donna Powell Jill Prentice Natalie and Nick Punto Edward and Betty Quilligan Sarah Quinn Miriam and Israel Ramirez Elaine Ramsay Christopher and Lynne Ramsey Ramona Reveles Michael Recendez Stephanie Reich Shari Rezai Jill Ries Northern Trust Bank of California Anne B. Nutt Mrs. J. Matthew Osborne Marshall Parker John and Charlene Pasko James Penrod Janice and Richard Plastino Dolly A. Platt, PhD Edward and Diana Putz Louise Ringwalt Barbara Roberts Robinson Foundation Michelle Rohe Andrew Rose Bruce and Jan Scherer Jack and Katy Schellerman Sally Anne and Don Sheridan Igal and Diane Silber

Louise Ringwalt Betty and Nash Rivera Christopher Rochlen Thomas Roddel Charles R. Rusky De Anne Sbardellati Mary Ann Schaepper Joann Schaum Karl and Elizabeth Schiller Judith M. Schmidt Jack and Katharine Schoellerman Carol Schwab Linda and Herbert Schwarz Louise Schwennesen Frances Segal and Michael Friedson Lori Shapiro Thomas Shimada Dorothea Silavs Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith Shirley and Coy Smith Mary and David Solomon Beverly Spring Hugh Stevenson and Jan Burns Beverly and Gary Stoney Kia Stora Ingrid Strayer Margaret and John Sun Richard and Jane Sungaila Alice Swan Law Offices of Jeri E Tabback Ruth Takamoto Celia and Julio Taleisnik Steve Tamura Howard and Marcia Tucker Earleen Thomas Johanna Tilley Hugh and Patricia Todd Gary and Peranza Topjon Robert Travers Sylvia C. Turner Teresa Van Dyck Kathy Vickers and Jeremy Freimund James Violette Michael Voronel Anne Walthall Kim Waterson Brian West Diane Wick Robert and Sara Winokur George and Flo-Ree Woodruff Sara Yang Kurt Youngs Xiaofan Yuan Ruth Yunker Chi Zhang

Mrs. Ann Sim Jackie Smiley Grace Songolo Elizabeth R. Steele Studio du Corps Pilates Center of Orange County Jennifer Szabo Chris Thayer Karen and Gary Thorne Barbara and Jack Tingley Gretchen and William Valentine Max and Peggy Weismair Mary Vensel White and T. Jason White William Gillespie Foundation

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Call the Box Office at (949) 854-4646 Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. On days of a performance, the Box Office remains open through intermission. MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover accepted. Late Seating To prevent disruption of a performance in progress, patrons who have not entered the theatre when the performance begins may be asked to wait in the lobby until there is a suitable interval.

Ushers Ushers are located at each auditorium entrance and at designated stations in the lobby. Please consult an usher if you need assistance. If you are interested in joining the usher staff, please contact the Patron Services Manager at: (949) 854-4193; Public Parking Parking is provided for a fee in the structure located at the corner of West Peltason and Campus Drive.

Restrooms Restrooms are located on the main lobby level near the box office. Drinking fountains are located on either side of the main lobby staircase and on the second level.

Listening Devices Listening devices for amplifying stage sound are available at the concessions bar free of charge.

Cellular Phones, Beepers, Watch Alarms As a courtesy to all patrons, please turn these units to off or non-audible before the performance begins.

Cameras and Recording Equipment The taking of photographs and use of any mechanical or digital recording devices are strictly prohibited.

Children Children are welcome. However, not all events are appropriate for small children. A paid ticket is required for everyone entering the theatre, including infants and children. The box office can provide advice regarding an event’s suitability. Theatre Tours Backstage tours of the Barclay are offered through the theatre’s ArtsReach program. For information, or to reserve tours for schools or community groups please call (949) 854-4193.

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1990-2015 In 1974, Irvine voters approved the first of two bond issues to support the construction of a community performing arts facility. It was finally a partnership of the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine, and the volunteer leadership and professional staff of the nonprofit Irvine Barclay Theatre Operating Company that refined the vision and got the job done. The city led the construction; the university provided the land; the theatre’s operating company augmented public support with millions of dollars of private contributions including major gifts from the Barclay family, the Cheng family and The Irvine Company. Irvine Barclay Theatre opened to the public on September 30, 1990. Follow us on social media



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The must-see dance event of summer IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 19

The Broadway hit is back!







Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm Argentina’s best with an ensemble of 25 world-class dancers, musicians and singers. Passionate and sophisticated, the dancers of Forever Tango inhabit a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Relive the colorful history of one of the most sensuous of all dance forms – from turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires to the golden age of tango. | 949.854.4646

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