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Beethoven, choral masterworks, American masters and plenty of surprises await in the Colorado Symphony’s 2014/15 season.


you’re reading this, chances are you’re seated in the audience at Boettcher Concert Hall, awaiting a performance by the Colorado Symphony, or perhaps browsing the program during intermission. Whether you’re a regular visitor to Boettcher, occupying a chair you’ve sat in dozens or hundreds of times, or just beginning a journey into the world of symphonic music, we’re very glad you’re here. And we’re confident that when you walk out of the doors, you’ll want to come back. The just-announced 2014/15 season provides plenty of reasons to do so. Created with guidance from Music Director Andrew Litton, the season includes a dazzling array of concerts from the world’s greatest soloists and conductors, performing works from a richly diverse spectrum of symphonic music. The programs vary in style, scope and sound, but all have one very important element in common: They’re anchored by your

Colorado Symphony, 80 men and women who represent the apex of excellence in live music. The full Colorado Symphony experience is more accessible, and affordable, than ever. Subscription packages for 2014/15 are tailored to fit diverse tastes, lifestyles and budgets, emphasizing flexibility and choice. Whether you sign up for just a handful of concerts or an entire season’s worth, subscriptions are the most affordable way to purchase tickets for Colorado Symphony concerts. As a subscriber, you enjoy discounts of up to 30% and priority seating; you also have a chance to purchase discounted tickets to individual concerts months before they go on sale to the general public. Love traditional classical music? Choose from two packages that combine the best of Masterworks, or enjoy all sixteen programs in the 2014/15 season. Interested in contemporary? Family? Choose Custom Design or a Flex Pass to mix and match all of the above.


Whether you sign up for just a handful of concerts or an entire season’s worth, subscriptions are the most affordable way to purchase tickets for Colorado Symphony concerts. For full details on the benefits of subscribing, visit our new website at coloradosymphony. org. Current subscribers, check your mailbox: A complete brochure is on its way to you. Take advantage of the best deals of the season by subscribing by April 15. As a taste of what’s ahead, we’ve selected some highlights of the 2014/15 season, which includes appearances by some of symphonic music’s most revered artists, including conductors Marin Alsop and Pinchas Zukerman, violinists Gil Shaham and Nadja-Salerno Sonnenberg and pianists Olga Kern and Natasha Paremski. Reflecting the Colorado Symphony’s reputation for both excellence and creative innovation, the season features everything from Beethoven to electric bassist Victor Wooten, soaring, choral masterworks and even a second symphonic tribute to Comic Con.

“We continue to see world-class conductors and guests artists who want to come to Colorado to perform with our orchestra,” says Anthony Pierce, Vice President of Artistic Administraition. “Many of them have relationships with Andrew Litton; many of them have positive associations with our players and audiences. It’s a special year for us, because so many of the most skilled players from around the world will join us as we perform the most significant works ever written. We’re also offering new programming that will appeal to the eclectic, free-spirited nature of many Colorado music lovers.” Your feedback is invaluable now and throughout the season. Share your thoughts on the 2014/15 offerings via Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #csosounds. We look forward to seeing you at Boettcher Concert Hall next season!


MASTERWORKS A BEVY OF BEETHOVEN The season begins with a bang, as Music Director Andrew Litton conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, September 18 and 19. Is Beethoven’s final symphony the greatest piece of music ever written? Many believe so. Listen for yourself in this bombastic program, which features the full Colorado Symphony Chorus. Whether you’re a veteran of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, or know it mainly from countless references in pop culture, film and television, there’s nothing like the power of Beethoven’s most famous work, beginning with four notes that changed the world. December 5 and 6, Jun Markl conducts an all-Beethoven program, which features Colorado favorite (and former Colorado Symphony Music Director) Jeffrey Kahane performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. Beethoven’s music makes two more notable appearances this season: Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major April 17 and 18. And May 22-24, Yefim Bronfman performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major.

HEAR THE PEOPLE SING This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, an all-volunteer body widely regarded as the one of the finest choral ensembles in the country.

the chorus’ vocal mastery as well as the vision of director Duain Wolfe. November offers another opportunity to experience the power of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, with a sublime performance of Mozart’s Requiem led by conductor Pinchas Zukerman. A resident guest conductor at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Zukerman is equally revered as a conductor and violinist. In the first half of this program, he’ll step away from the podium to perform two of Mozart’s works for violin and orchestra. F ebruary 13-15, the Colorado Symphony Chorus takes on an invigorating choral challenge with a semi-staged production of Puccini’s Tosca, one of the best-known operas ever written. Andrew Litton leads the audience through this great, tragic love story in a performance that places the orchestra, cast and chorus front and center.

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Leonard Bernstein March 27-28, 2015, Principal Oboe Peter Cooper returns to the solo spotlight on Down the River of Time, by American composer Eric Ewazen. David Lockington conducts this program, which also features the world premiere of The Raven, a symphonic tribute to Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece, composed by Colorado Symphony Principal Timpanist William Hill.

THE AMERICANS From Bernstein, Gershwin and Barber to more contemporary voices, this season’s American Festival showcases masters who have created, perfected and expanded the American idiom in symphonic music. All winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the composers featured in this mini-series represent the diversity and innovation that define the American character.

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The American Festival kicks off February 28-March 1, 2015, with a Litton-conducted program that celebrates the work of living composer Kevin Puts as well as Bernstein’s iconic The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2. March 13-15, 2015, Litton returns to lead Anne Akiko Meyers on Barber’s Violin Concerto; Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and Stephen Albert’s RiverRun round out the evening.


BASS ODYSSEY A longtime member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor Wooten is widely regarded as one of the best players of the bass in the world — the electric bass, that is. A multipleGrammy® winner, songwriter and performer, Wooten breaks new ground with Concerto for Electric Bass, which he co-wrote with Conni Ellisor. May 9 and 10, the Colorado Symphony becomes one of a handful of American orchestras to premiere the work. Resident conductor Scott O’Neil leads this exciting Masterworks program, which also includes Joseph Schwatner’s New Morning for the World.


POPS, FAMILY & HOLIDAY Fun, fabulous, family-friendly: The 2014/15 Pops, Family, Holiday and Spotlight series encompass of all of these descriptions and more. Visit to explore the full season. Pops highlights include romantic, sensuous evenings (A Tribute to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, October 25), a sing-a-thon (Everything’s Coming Up Broadway! September 27), and programs to excite your inner geek (A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con 2, November 15). Popular vocalist Jim Brickman returns February 21, 2015 for an evening of romantic classics with special guests. March 7 and 8 brings a special treat as the Colorado Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein’s classic West Side Story, the soundtrack

that set a new standard for film scoring. The entire film will be shown on giant screens in Boettcher Concert Hall. For families there’s the return of favorites (Halloween Spooktakular, October 26; Drums of the World, November 30), and beloved classics including Peter and the Wolf and The Story of Babar, January 31. Your holiday favorites return with Handel’s Messiah at Boettcher Concert Hall December 13-14 and the fun and funky version Too Hot To Handel December 27-28. We finish out the year with our traditional New Year’s Eve concert A Night in Vienna which will send you off to another great year of music in 2015.


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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE or, The Slave of Duty Libretto by Sir William S. Gilbert

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan

First Performed at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, NY, U.S.A., December 31, 1879 Stage Direction: Albert Bergeret Co-Director: David Auxier Choreography: Bill Fabris Music Director: Albert Bergeret; Asst. Music Director: Andrea Stryker-Rodda Costume Design: Gail J. Wofford Conducted by Albert Bergeret


POPS CAST AND STAFF DRAMATIS PERSONAE Major-General Stanley................................................................................................. Stephen Quint The Pirate King ................................................................................................................. Louis Dall’Ava Samuel (His Lieutenant)............................................................................................ Mathew Wages Frederic (The Pirate Apprentice)........................................................................Daniel Greenwood Sergeant of Police................................................................................................................ Ryan Allen Mabel .................................................................................................... Laurelyn Watson Chase Edith (Major-General Stanley’s Wards)............................................................ Erika Person Kate ............................................................................................................. Amy Maude Helfer Isabel .............................................................................................................Rebecca O’Sullivan Ruth (Pirate Maid-of-all-work)...................................................................Angela Christine Smith


Scene: ACT I - A Rocky Seashore on the Coast of Cornwall ACT II - A Ruined Chapel by Moonlight There will be one twenty minute intermission. Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate interval in the performance

COMPANY & PRODUCTION STAFF General Manager..........................................................................................................Albert Bergeret Managing Director........................................................................................................ David Wannen Associate Manager...........................................................................................................Joseph Rubin Technical Director...................................................................................................... David Sigafoose Wardrobe...............................................................................................Gail J. Wofford, Annette Dieli General Counsel......................................................................................................... Bonnie Podolsky Company Photographers..................................................................................... William Reynolds Travel Agent........................................................................................ Tour Resources International The photographing or sound recording of this performance or possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited.


POPS SYNOPSIS SYNOPSIS OF THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE When Frederic was still a little boy, his nurse (Ruth) was told to apprentice him to become a pilot. She heard the word incorrectly and apprenticed him to a band of pirates, remaining with them herself as a maid-of-all-work. Although Frederic loathed the trade to which he had thus been bound, he dutifully served. As the curtain rises, his indentures are up and he announces his intention to leave the band and devote himself to the extermination of piracy. He urges the pirates to join him in embracing a more lawful calling, but they refuse. Ruth, however, wishes to become his wife. Having seen but few women during his pirate life at sea, Frederic hesitates to accept a woman so much older than himself, but he finally consents to take her. Just then a group of girls, all the wards of Major-General Stanley, happen upon the scene. Frederic sees their beauty - and Ruth’s plainness - and renounces her. Of these girls, Mabel takes a particular interest in Frederic, and he in her. The other girls are seized by the pirates and threatened with immediate marriage. When the Major-General arrives, he can dissuade the pirates only by a ruse: he tells them that he is an orphan, and so works upon their sympathies that they let him and his wards go free. During the ensuing days and nights, however, this lie troubles the Major-General’s conscience. He sits brooding over it at night in a ruined chapel. He is consoled by his wards’ sympathy and Frederic’s plan of immediately leading a band of police against the pirates. The police are reluctant, but Frederic is still enthusiastic. Meanwhile the Pirate King and Ruth seek out Frederic with surprising news. They have discovered that his indentures were to run until his twenty first birthday, and--as he was born in Leap Year on February 29th--he has really had as yet only five birthdays. Obeying the dictates of his strong sense of duty, he immediately rejoins the pirates and tells them of the deception that has been practiced upon them by Major-General Stanley. The Pirate King and Ruth storm off threatening revenge, and Frederic sadly bids Mabel farewell. When Mabel tells the police of this change they comment on their unfortunate lot, then decide to hide. The pirates storm the chapel, seize the Major-General, and easily defeat the unarmed policemen; however, when requested to yield “in Queen Victoria’s name,” they do so at once. Ruth reveals that these apparently lawless pirates are “all noblemen who have gone wrong.” The Major-General pardons all and allows them to marry his wards.


POPS MUSICAL NUMBERS MUSICAL NUMBERS OVERTURE ACT I “POUR, O POUR THE PIRATE SHERRY” (Opening Chorus and Solo)....................... Pirates and Samuel “WHEN FREDERIC WAS A LITTLE LAD” (Solo).............................................................................................Ruth “OH, BETTER FAR TO LIVE AND DIE” (Solo and Chorus)........................................Pirate King and Pirates “OH, FALSE ONE, YOU HAVE DECEIVED ME!” (Recitative and Duet).......................... Frederic and Ruth “CLIMBING OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN” (Chorus and Solos).................................... Girls, Edith, and Kate “STOP, LADIES, PRAY!” (Recitative and Chorus)......................................... Frederic, Edith, Kate, and Girls “OH, IS THERE NOT ONE MAIDEN BREAST” (Solos and Chorus)...................Frederic, Mabel, and Girls “POOR WANDERING ONE!” (Solo and Chorus)......................................................................Mabel and Girls “WHAT OUGHT WE TO Do” (Solos and Chorus).......................................................... Edith, Kate, and Girls “HOW BEAUTIFULLY BLUE THE SKY” (Chattering Chorus and Duet)..........Girls, Mabel, and Frederic “STAY, WE MUST NOT LOSE OUR SENSES” (Recitative and Chorus)............Frederic, Girls, and Pirates “HOLD, MONSTERS!” (Recitative and Chorus).........Mabel, Samuel, Major-General, Girls, and Pirates “I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR-GENERAL” (Solo and Chorus) .............................................................................................................................. Major-General, Girls, and Pirates “OH, MEN OF DARK AND DISMAL FATE” (Finale of Act 1)............................................................ Ensemble

ACT II “OH, DRY THE GLISTENING TEAR” (Opening Chorus and Solo)......................................Girls and Mabel “THEN, FREDERIC, LET YOUR ESCORT LION-HEARTED” (Recitative)...... Major-General and Frederic “WHEN THE FOEMAN BARES HIS STEEL” (Solos and Chorus) ........................................................................ Sergeant, Mabel, Edith, Kate, Major-General, Police, and Girls “NOW FOR THE PIRATES’ LAIR!” (Recitative)................................................Frederic, Pirate King, and Ruth “WHEN YOU HAD LEFT OUR PIRATE FOLD” (Solos, Trio, and Chant).Ruth, Frederic, and Pirate King “AWAY, AWAY! MY HEART’S ON FIRE” (Trio)................................................ Ruth, Frederic, and Pirate King “ALL IS PREPARED” (Recitative)........................................................................................... Mabel and Frederic “STAY, FREDERIC, STAY!” (Duet)........................................................................................... Mabel and Frederic “NO, I AM BRAVE!” (Recitative, Solo, and Chorus).........................................Mabel, Sergeant, and Police “WHEN A FELON’S NOT ENGAGED IN HIS EMPLOYMENT” (Solo and Chorus)..Sergeant and Police “A ROLLICKING BAND OF PIRATES WE” (Chorus and Solo)....................... Pirates, Sergeant, and Police “WITH CAT-LIKE TREAD, UPON OUR PREY WE STEAL” (Chorus and Solo).Pirates, Police, and Samuel “HUSH, HUSH! NOT A WORD” (Recitative, Chorus, and Solo)................... Frederic, Pirates, Police, and Major-General “SIGHING SOFTLY TO THE RIVER” (Ballad and Finale of Act II)...............Major-General and Ensemble


POPS BIOGRAPHIES WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST RYAN ALLEN (Sergeant of Police) Known as a singing actor, Mr. Allen has performed nationally as Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Basilio and Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale). He has sung in all 50 states and in Russia, Israel, Poland, Sweden and Finland. Mr. Allen bowed at the Metropolitan Opera in Die Meistersinger and has sung G&S with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Portland, Piedmont and Nevada opera companies. This year he created Jacob in the world premiere of My Friend’s Story by Martin Bresnick. LAURELYN WATSON CHASE (Mabel) NYGASP since 1996/97! Lauded by The New York Times for her “pure, agile,” and “winningly sweet-toned lyric soprano,” and described in Opera News as “sheer delight,” Ms. Watson Chase has performed the 3 heroines of H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado at home in New York and on extensive tours throughout the nation. Also with NYGASP: Elsie (Yeomen), Princess Zara (Utopia), Phyllis (Iolanthe), Gianetta (Gondoliers), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), Constance (Sorcerer), Angelina (Trial by Jury), and Rose-in-Bloom (The Rose of Persia). She has also appeared as soloist with many regional opera companies and orchestras and made her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. “Laurie” is the 2006-07 recipient of NYGASP’s Isaac Asimov Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. LOUIS DALL’AVA (The Pirate King) has performed 27 principal G&S roles, 21 of those with NYGASP. NYGASP credits include Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Don Alhambra (The Gondoliers), the little klutzy cop as well as the Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance), and Dick Deadeye (H.M.S. Pinafore). PoohBah with Mobile Opera and Sorg Opera. Directing: The Theatre at Monmouth (ME), Naples Opera (FL), Opera Northeast. Mr. Dall’Ava was the 2005–06 recipient of NYGASP’s Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Achievement.   DANIEL GREENWOOD (Frederic) With NYGASP: Ruddigore (Dauntless), Mikado (Nanki-Poo), Pirates (Frederic), Pinafore (Ralph), Yeomen (Fairfax), The Grand Duke (Ernest), Patience (Duke), Iolanthe (Strephon), Sorcerer (Alexis), Trial By Jury, I’ve Got A Little Twist. NY: The Student Prince (Karl Franz), Rose Marie (Jim Kenyon), The Desert Song (Light Opera NY), Follies of 1908 (Ziegfeld Society), The Cure (NYMF), Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni (Capitol Heights Lyric Opera). Appearances with National Chorale (Soloist, Avery Fisher), NY Virtuoso Singers. BFA Ithaca College. Proud member of AEA.   AMY MAUDE HELFER (Kate) Entire G&S canon with NYGASP since 2008, including: Phoebe (The Yeomen of the Guard) at NY City Center, Pitti-Sing (Mikado), Kate (Pirates), Leila (Iolanthe), Princess Kalyba (Utopia, Limited), Gretchen (The Grand Duke). Regional: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) & Artist-in-Residence at Dayton Opera,  Ruth  (The Pirates of Penzance),  Angelina  (La Cenerentola), Hansel  (Hansel and Gretel) at Boston Lyric Opera, Susan (The Desert Song), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette).  Semi-Finalist, 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition. MM: Boston University, BM: Oberlin Conservatory. Proud member of AEA.  


POPS BIOGRAPHIES REBECCA O’SULLIVAN (Isabel) NYGASP since 2004. Ms. O’Sullivan has completed the entire G&S canon! Roles include: The Pirates of Penzance (Isabel), The Mikado (Peep-Bo), The Gondoliers (Giulia), Princess Ida (Chloe). Regional theater credits include: Maine State Music Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, and Bucks County Playhouse. Favorite roles: Tuptim (The King and I), Liesl (The Sound of Music), Chava (Fiddler on the Roof), and Belladova (Phantom of the Opera). Ms. O’Sullivan also sings with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center, and recently performed at the White House for the Obama Administration with the Dickens Victorian Carolers. ERIKA PERSON (Edith) celebrates 10 years with NYGASP!  Over the last decade, you’ve also seen her as Iolanthe, Phoebe, Tessa, Pitti-Sing, Dame Hannah, Lady Sophy, and Cousin Hebe.  Other favorite roles include Adalgisa (Norma), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Idamante (Idomeneo), Mother (Amahl…), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Mrs. McLean (Susannah), Mercedes (Carmen), and Sarah Brown (Guys & Dolls).  Love to her family back home & to her husband Eric Werner. www. STEPHEN QUINT (Major-General Stanley) grew up in Pittsfield, Maine, went to college at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and lives in Brooklyn Heights, where they shoot Law & Order, in which Steve has never and will never appear. Educated as a French horn player, Steve was quickly promoted by the astute Albert Bergeret from the NYGASP pit orchestra to the stage in 1987. Since then he has given over a thousand performances in the thirteen G&S comedy “patter baritone” roles with NYGASP and literally countless performances with opera companies from Anchorage to England. For ten summers he directed and usually starred in G&S productions for Maine Opera Theatra (MOTHRA). Recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award 2002. Original cast member of the popular NYGASP cabaret show I’ve Got a Little Twist. Still plays the horn like a hero and still loves G&S (platonically).    ANGELA CHRISTINE SMITH (Ruth) has completed the G&S canon, performing in 13 Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with NYGASP.  She has appeared as a principal artist with NYGASP at New York City Center, Wolf Trap, and on extensive tours from coast to coast and Canada.  Ms. Smith has also appeared at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, and is a recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.  G&S roles include: Little Buttercup, Ruth, Lady Jane, Queen of the Fairies, Katisha, Dame Carruthers, The Duchess of Plaza-Toro, and The Baroness von Krakenfeldt.     MATTHEW WAGES (Samuel) has been a member of NYGASP since 2003:  The Mikado, Pinafore,  Pirates, Utopia, Trial, Grand Duke, Patience, Yeomen, Iolanthe and The Sorcerer. Native of Athens, GA, origami enthusiast, sightseer of the world (over 40 countries) combined with Matthew’s admiration of G&S, has inspired his many endeavors in film, television and theatre. Matthew is a proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.  


POPS BIOGRAPHIES WHO’S WHO IN THE COMPANY ALBERT BERGERET (Artistic Director/General Manager) Mr. Bergeret is a career-long professional specialist in the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, having performed, staged, conducted and designed every opera in the repertoire over a 40 year period. He has directed G&S productions for university students and residency programs for elementary schools. He has been hailed as “The leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine (Peter Davis) and his work as both stage and musical director has been widely acclaimed in the press both in New York and on tour throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. Mr. Bergeret founded NYGASP in 1974 and has served as Artistic Director/General Manager since its inception. He has conducted and staged all 13 of the works in the G&S canon as well as the company’s smash hit production of George Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing. He has conducted programs with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra London in Ontario Canada, Northwest Indiana Symphony and the Erie Philharmonic in a program featuring Metropolitan Opera baritone Robert Goodloe. With NYGASP he has also conducted and directed such diverse personalities as Hal Linden, Steve Allen, John Astin, Pat Carroll, Noel Harrison, John Rubenstein, Louis Quilico, Lando Bartolini, and John Reed, O.B.E. GAIL J. WOFFORD (Costume Designer/Co-Founder of NYGASP) holds a Masters of Arts in Theatre Arts from Texas Tech University. As resident costume designer she designed and constructed costumes for The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Yeomen of the Guard, Iolanthe, Trial by Jury and other operettas. Gail was Costume Coordinator for N.J. State Opera for 12 years and head of wardrobe for the NY Grand Opera. She has executed projects for WNET, Channel 13, National Tour of Dreamgirls, the film Mission Apollo and worked with numerous opera companies throughout the US.

COLORADO SYMPHONY CHORUS MARY LOUISE BURKE is in her 20th season as Associate Chorus Director of the Colorado Symphony Chorus. In addition to assisting Duain Wolfe, she also prepares the chorus for the annual performances of Too Hot Too Handel and various Colorado Symphony pops concerts and special chorus projects. She is also Associate Director of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, conducting the Concert Choir and acting as vocal coach for the Chorale. With an expertise in vocal technique, Ms. Burke frequently does seminars in vocal and choral techniques for area church and community choirs. She teaches classes in “Find Your Authentic Voice” at the University of Denver and is a popular adjudicator and clinician throughout the Rocky Mountain region. A mezzo-soprano, Ms. Burke has done solo and recital work in the metro area and performed for many seasons with Central City Opera’s outreach program. She has a doctorate in voice performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado. THE COLORADO SYMPHONY CHORUS The 2013-2014 Colorado Symphony concert season marks the 30th year for the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Founded in 1984 by Duain Wolfe at the request of Gaetano Delogu, then the Music Director of the Symphony, the chorus has grown over the past three decades into a nationally respected ensemble. This outstanding chorus of over 200 volunteers — including some 15 charter members — joins the Colorado Symphony for numerous performances (more than 25 this year alone), and radio and television broadcasts, to SOUNDINGS 2013/14 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG PROGRAM 7

POPS BIOGRAPHIES repeat critical acclaim. The Chorus has performed at noted music festivals in the Rocky Mountain region, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Grand Teton Music Festival, where it performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 under the direction of Zubin Mehta. For over two decades, the Chorus has been featured at the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival, performing such diverse repertoire as the Bernstein Mass, Mahler’s massive Symphony No. 8, Honegger’s unique Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake), Britten’s Peter Grimes, the Berlioz Requiem, and the epic Schoenberg Gurre~Lieder, under the baton of notable conductors Lawrence Foster, James Levine, Murry Sidlin, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano and David Zinman. The Colorado Symphony Chorus has appeared at select public and special events, and has collaborated with many renowned Colorado arts ensembles, including the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The chorus sang at the 1991 opening gala for the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre; provided choral support for international opera star José Carreras; tenor Andrea Bocelli; and participated in the 1993 Papal Vigil when Pope John Paul II visited Denver. It has performed the works of a number of Colorado composers, including Samuel Lancaster and John Kuzma, and has had works written especially for it by Colorado Symphony composers-in-residence Jon Deak and Libby Larsen. The Colorado Symphony Chorus is featured on a recent NAXOS release of Roy Harris’ Symphony No. 4. In July 2009, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chorus, Duain Wolfe led a three-country, two-week concert tour of Europe, presenting the Verdi Requiem in Budapest, Vienna, Litomysl and Prague, with a final presentation in Aspen. From Evergreen to Lochbuie, and Boulder to Castle Rock, singers travel each week to rehearsals and performances in Denver totaling about 80 each a year. The Colorado Symphony continues to be grateful for the excellence and dedication of this remarkable all-volunteer ensemble! For an audition appointment, call 303.308.2483.

Duain Wolfe, Chorus Founder and Director; Mary Louise Burke, Associate Chorus Director; Eric Israelson, Chorus Manager; Barbara Porter, Assistant Chorus Manager; Laurie Kahler, Principal Accompanist SOPRANO Atchison, René Bowen, Alex Brown, Jamie Colbert, Gretchen Cote, Kerry Eberl, Lacey Gile, Jenifer Graber, Susan Harrold, Rebecca Hedrick, Liz Hendee, Lauren Joy, Shelley Kushnir, Marina Nova, Ilene O’Nan, Jean Porter, Barb Rae, Donneve Rider, Shirley Ross, Kelly Saddler, Nancy

Snyer, Lynne Solich, Stephanie Stegink, Nicole Tate, Judy Travis, Stacey Von Roedern, Sue Weinstein, Sherry Wood, Linda Woodrow, Sandy ALTO Adams, Priscilla Adkins, Marilyn Berlin, Myrna Daniel, Sheri Deck, Barbara Groom, Gabriella Kraft, Deanna Marchbank, Barbara Millar, Kelly

Moore, Suzanne Norris, Debbie Passoth, Ginny Rust, Carol TENOR Banks, Andrew Bradley, Mac Davies, Dusty Gale, John Gewecke, Joel Gordon, Frank Hodel, David Kolm, Ken Milligan, Tom Ruth, Ron Sims, Jerry Waller, Ryan Zimmerman, Ken


BASS Adams, John Bell, Perry Carlton, Grant Friedlander, Bob Gray, Matthew Hesse, Doug Hume, Donald Israelson, Eric Jackson, Terry Jirak, Tom Millar, Robert Moncrieff, Ken Moore, Philippe Morrison, Greg Parce, Frank Skillings, Russ Swanson, Wil

POPS BIOGRAPHIES About New York Gilbert Suillivan Players Now in its thirty-ninth year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2000 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. captivating audiences of all ages. NYGASP’s CD “Oh, Joy! Oh, Rapture!” contains an exuberant selection of G&S highlights and is available for purchase at or for download on iTunes. Mr. Bergeret’s vision for his company’s mission is clear: to build and maintain an ensemble of professional repertory singers, actors, dancers, and musicians dedicated to bringing quality performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces to as wide an audience as possible. To do so he has developed a unique blend of creative spontaneity and classical precision which is neither revisionist in nature nor mired in the rigidity of the more typical view of “tradition”. NYGASP’s productions are charged with contemporary energy while retaining that traditional respect for the shows themselves which is so important to Gilbert & Sullivan enthusiasts. The use of elaborate, but relevant, choreography and movement is a particularly important element. Where possible, topical references from the nineteenth century are updated when the original intent would be lost on a modern musical theatre audience, but without disturbing the shape or scope of the material as written. Gilbert’s satire of human foibles and sophisticated wit remain intact, while Sullivan’s evocative scores, which need no revision at all, are given the full range of vocal and orchestral color for which they call. The company has in its repertory thirteen different complete G&S operettas (cast, orchestra and crew of 50-80 people), special versions of the most popular operettas designed for children’s audiences, and a variety of charming concert programs created especially for NYGASP’s “Wand’ring Minstrels” ensemble. The company’s recognition and stature continue to grow. In January of 2002 the company mounted its first triumphant season at New York’s venerable City Center, playing 3 of its most popular productions to over 20,000 G&S enthusiasts in 3 weeks. NYGASP has now played a total of 9 seasons on the City Center stage. The company makes an annual appearance at Wolf Trap Park in Vienna, Virginia where a loyal and exuberant audience of over 5,000 attends each performance. NYGASP’s annual New York season has included performances at the Peter Norton Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side since 1978. The G&S Fest 2013-14 season featured 10 performances of The Pirates of Penzance and Patience at Symphony Space. The company’s celebrated ensemble of G&S experts, developed by introducing new singers each year from New York’s immense pool of vocal and theatrical talent, has collaborated with such guest artists as world-renowned G&S exponent the late John Reed, O.B.E. in numerous comic SOUNDINGS 2013/14 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG PROGRAM 9

POPS BIOGRAPHIES baritone roles, Tony winner John Rubinstein and Frank Gorshin both as King Gama in Princess Ida, John Astin as Sir Joseph in H.M.S. Pinafore, Hal Linden and Noel Harrison as the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Pat Carroll as Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore, and Steve Allen as The Mikado. The company has also produced a unique cabaret act. I’ve Got a Little Twist, created and directed by NYGASP principal David Auxier, won a 2010 Bistro Award, is currently touring throughout the country, and appeared Lincoln Center’s 2011 Atrium series. “Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a TWIST of Broadway, and stir!” is Twist’s recipe. Highlighting Musical Theatre’s roots in Gilbert & Sullivan, the show is entertaining for all ages. In honor of NYGASP’s 25th anniversary, a dedicated fund and annual award for artistic achievement were established in the name of a noted and much loved Gilbert & Sullivan fan, the late Isaac Asimov who was a devoted fan of the company’s work. To date, 13 dedicated NYGASP artists have been honored with the award. Touring activities continue throughout the year, frequently featuring productions from the New York season. In June 2010 NYGASP was part of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Gettsyburg, PA. NYGASP’s March 2014 tour of H.M.S. Pinafore plays venues throughout the Midwest. The company will return in August 2014 to the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England. Educational outreach and other special programs have been presented in theatres, schools, hospitals, and nursing homes all over the country. During the New York season the company gives full-scale performances of a popular Gilbert & Sullivan classic during school hours for student audiences of diverse ethnic backgrounds ranging in age from second grade through high school. Specially prepared study materials for these performances are provided to the schools in advance. This program is made possible, and has reached over 30,000 students in eight seasons, through the generosity of Wine Spectator Magazine and the Lowey Family Foundation. The company has also been featured as part of Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist” program.



Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm Boettcher Concert Hall


Theme from Jurassic Park


Fanfare to La Peri


"Nimbus 2000" from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


"Hoe Down" from Rodeo


"Fossils" from Carnival of the Animals


"Sabre Dance" from Gayane


Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (cut version)


FAMILY BIOGRAPHIES SCOTT O’NEIL, resident conductor This is Scott O’Neil’s eighth season with the Colorado Symphony, and his third full season as resident conductor. O’Neil maintains a strong commitment to making music of the highest quality accessible to young audiences. He served as associate conductor for the Utah Symphony, which he joined in August 2000. O’Neil has guest conducted the Houston Symphony, Houston Youth Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic, Portland Symphony (Maine), the Lubbock Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake Symphony and the Columbus Symphony in Ohio. O’Neil studied piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory, served as the assistant conductor of the Eastman School Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras at the Eastman School of Music, and earned a master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Rice University, where he was the director of the Campanile Orchestra, a community/university orchestra. In 1999 he served as director of orchestras at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. In the spring of 2003, O’Neil was selected by the League of American Orchestras (LAO) to conduct an orchestra comprised of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and advanced students from the University of Southern California in Synergy, a program created to promote young, contemporary composers. Also in the spring of 2003, O’Neil was selected by LAO to appear on the Conductor Preview with the Jacksonville Symphony. O’Neil is prominently featured with the Colorado Symphony as conductor and creator of the Inside the Score series, in addition to appearances in the Masterworks, Family, Pops and Holiday Series.

DINGER, Colorado Rockies mascot During today’s performance, there is a good chance you may come face to face with a lovable, purple dinosaur! Not to worry, it’s Dinger, the Colorado Rockies mascot! Way back in ancient times, (1994) the Colorado Rockies were playing baseball at Mile High Stadium and building their new home, Coors Field. During construction there was a mysterious discovery; Dinosaur bones and a giant colorful egg! Construction came to a halt, and on April 16, 1994, the egg hatched; Dinger had arrived!  The Colorado Rockies instantly loved the goofy, gentle giant, so they decided to dig a special cave for their new mascot once construction had restarted. The cave is located just under the Rock Pile stands, very close to where Dinger’s Egg was found. Now, Dinger lives at Coors Field and does a great job cheering for the Rockies, entertaining the crowd, and giving hugs and kisses to Rockies Fans young and old. To have Dinger attend your next special event, please send an email to:


COMMUNITY SUPPORT These gracious donors and supporters make the music come to life. Colorado’s sole full-time orchestra entertains, enlightens and engages audiences only through the unanimous support of the community. Thank you to those who share in the music through all means of support: annual donations, gifts of stocks, the League, employer matching gifts, the Symphony Ball, vehicle donations, and The Colorado Symphony 5K Run/Walk. CORPORATIONS / FOUNDATIONS / GOVERNMENT GRANTS / SUPPORT GROUPS / INDIVIDUALS Gifts made to the Colorado Symphony from July 1, 2012 through December 30, 2013. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a donor listing, please contact the development office directly at 303.308.2464. Thank you for your support! DIAMOND CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($100,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups Arrow Electronics, Inc. Avenir Foundation, Inc. Boettcher Foundation Bonfils-Stanton Foundation CBS4 Colorado Symphony Foundation Community First Foundation Gates Family Foundation The Citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Sterne-Elder Memorial Fund Individuals Anonymous Erna Butler Ms. Maxine Johnson Mary Rossick Kern, Jerome H. Kern and Mikey Kern

PLATINUM CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($50,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups Eide Bailly Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Colorado Symphony Guild Inc. DaVita Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Liberty Global Schmitt Music Company Target 5280 Magazine Individuals Anonymous Mrs. Sandy Elliott GOLD CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($25,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups Barnhart Communications Cablevision

FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado IAC Corporation The Kenneth King Foundation Liberty Media Corporation LionTree Advisors, LLC Lloyd J. King and Eleanor R. King Foundation Anna and John J. Sie Foundation St. Anthony Hospital United Airlines Corporate The Virginia Hill Foundation Individuals Young and Carolyn Cho Merle C. Chambers and Hugh A. Grant Ed and Jenni Haselden The Estate of Mr. Ralph M. Mayo Al and Ursula Powell CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($10,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups The Bailey Company Baker Botts, L.L.P.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT Bohemian Companies Helen Murray Charitable Trust The City of Lone Tree Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Real Estate Journal Deep Space Systems The Denver Foundation Discovery Communications, Inc. El Pomar Foundation Encore Electric Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust Lifestyles Catering Macy’s Foundation Marczyk Fine Foods Moye White LLP Northern Trust Company OfficeScapes Ogilvy & Mather Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust Reilly Pozner LLP Saunders Construction Inc. The Schramm Foundation Tiffany & Co. U.S. Bank and The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank U.S. Bancorp Foundation Walter S. Rosenberry, III Trust Individuals Anonymous Col. Philip Beaver and Mrs. Kim Beaver Ed and Laurie Bock Mr. Stephen Brett and Ms. Linda Shoemaker Tom and Noel Congdon Keith and Kathie Finger Peter and Rhondda Grant Michael and Frances Gundzik Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hagood Dr. H. Michael Hayes Jennifer Heglin Mr. and Mrs. Walter Isenberg The Estate of Mr. Geoffery Kuhn Carolyn L. Longmire Ms. Marie Maltz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. McClintock Mrs. Rhea Miller Mr. Victor C. Neas Estate Dr. Christopher Ott and Mr. Jeremy Simons Fred and Connie Platt Rosemary and John Priester Dr. and Mrs. W. Gerald Rainer

Don and Ellen Scott Harvey and Maureen Solomon Dr. Laura Strom and Mr. Erik Strom Dick and Pat Tucker The Honorables Wellington and Wilma Webb Mr. and Mrs. Seth Weisberg Dr. Jack Wilson SILVER CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($5,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups Aimco A.J. Markley Trust The AJL Charitable Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Bouquets Brett Family Foundation Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Cadre General Contractors Inc. The Chill Foundation Colorado State Bank and Trust Deloitte Delta Dental Plan of Colorado Denver Art Museum Denver Post Charities a McCormick Foundation Fund Dillard Foundation ECA Foundation Ernst & Young, LLP Equip Communication General Electric Foundation Great Big Color, Inc. Hunt Alternatives Fund Husch Blackwell IMA Financial Group, Inc. Jeanne Land Foundation in memory of Dean Gillespie and Walter Land JP Morgan Private Banking Karsh Hagan Kenneth and Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation, Inc. KPMG LLP Live Nation Magnolia Hotels Neusteter Colorado Company, Auer Family Fund PDC Energy Petunia Foundation The Ponzio Family Foundation


Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Schramm Foundation SM Energy Company Sprout Foundation UBS Financial Services Inc. University of Denver Volunteers of America Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley PC Xcel Energy Foundation Individuals Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Tony Accetta Ms. Cynthia Auer Bob and Cynthia Benson Roger and Susan Bowles Marc and Claudia Braunstein Dale and Marguerite Bussman Dr. and Mrs. David Campbell Jim and Janice Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Ronald E. Carlson Mr. Willis Carpenter Mr. Gene Child Sylvia Sosin Cohen Donna and Ted Connolly Mr. Edward B. Cordes Jane Costain and Gary Moore Drs. Richard J. and Jan Marie Crawford Dave and Pamela Duke Mark and Carla Ewing Thomas J. and Shirley C. Gibson Marshall and Jenifer Gile Donna and Stephen Good Mr. Paul Goodspeed Ms. Jean M. Gordon Robert S. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greene Celeste and Jack Grynberg Charles A. and Pat Hadley Mr. John Hill Mr. and Mrs. Del Hock Elizabeth and Steve Holtze Yumi Hwang-Williams Thomas J. Jirak and Susan Graber Mr. and Mrs. Peter Landgraff Donald and Marjorie Langmuir Steve and Pat Larson Sandy and Evan Lasky Carole Leight Frank and Ginny Leitz Andrew Litton Mr. Mike Long

COMMUNITY SUPPORT Ron and Jeri Loser Mr. and Mrs. J. Landis Martin Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. McBride Mr. Frank Y. Parce Daniel K. and Susan A. Paulien Jane Quinette Myra and Robert Rich Lt. Col. and Mrs. Robert W. Riegel Miriam C. Robins Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robinson Suzanne Barber Ryan Raymond and Suzanne Satter Rob and Jane Scofield David and Susan Seitz Roger Shapiro and Renee Peterson Phoebe Anne Smedley Mr. Clyde Eaton Smith Mr. Bobby G. Stevenson Normie and Paul Voillequé Alan and Judy Wigod Ms. Deloris R. Wright Paul and Patricia Zecchi Mrs. Joyce Zeff

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($2,000+) Corporations, Foundations, Government Grants, Support Groups Anonymous American Family Mutual Insurance Company AMG National Trust Bank Applejack Wine & Spirits Boss Architecture Boulder Wave Cherry Hills Cultural Associates CoBiz Financial EnCana Cares (USA) Foundation First American State Bank Fox Rothschild LLP Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation Grand Hyatt Denver Frederick G. Fish Foundation The Friedlander Family - Great Lakes Marine Denver

Horejsi Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Humphreys Foundation Jeannette Eppler Charitable Trust Joseph R. Parker Foundation Kinder Morgan Foundation KUVO Public Radio Mile High United Way Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Ortho Colorado Hospital Rose Community Foundation Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Shamos Family Foundation Glenn E. Shuster Trust Speaking of Dance Stephen McConahey Family Foundation The Stanley Works Western Energy Alliance




Saturday, March 22, 7:30 PM Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder SIMONE DINNERSTEIN


Ghosts of the Grasslands The Circle and the Child SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, PIANO



Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder


The Moldau From the Blue Ridge (Mandolin Concerto)



Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) • 303-449-1343 SOUNDINGS 2013/14 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG 23

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT Mrs. Donna Stiles Mr. Herbert Stoeger Mr. Samuel Stott Bill and Shirley Stout Arthur and Stephanie Strasburger Mr. Stephen D. Straub Mr. and Mrs. William E. Sweet, III Ms. Cle C. Symons Vincent and Gay Tagliavore Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Talley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tate Dr. and Mrs. John Taubman Erik and Frances Taylor Mr. James Taylor Mr. Larry Taylor Walt and Sally Tejan Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tellis Mr. Tom Teske Dr. Marsha Tharakan Ms. Barbara Thorngren Thomas and Wendy Thorpe Skip Thurman Mr. Roger Tinklenberg Ms. Martha Tracey Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Trask Robert and Kelli Tregemba Donald and Mary Tucker Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Turner Ms. Janet Velazquez Mr. and Mrs. Roberto J. Valdez Tim van Binsbergen Ms. Phyllis Vandehaar Mr. and Mrs. John C. Vaughey Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Virtue Mr. and Mrs. James M. Voorhees Dr. and Mrs. Bolko von Roedern Laurence Wagley Gary and Mary Lou Waldman Mr. and Mrs. Winston G. Walker Julie and Bob Wallace John R. and Kristine E. Wallack Ms. Tina Walls Rev. Donald N. Warner Ms. Polly Warner Carley J. Warren Ms. Hanna Warren Walter and Susanna Weart Jay P. Webster Hedy and Michael Weinberg Ms. Marilyn Wheeler Thomas and Theresa Wheeler Norman and Marcia Whitcomb Sidney J. and Shirley B. White John Whitehill

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Whitney Dr. Norman E. Wikner and Dr. Lela A. Lee Daniel Williams Ms. Janet Williams Dr. John S. Williams, M.D. Mrs. Astrida Wilson Kent Wilson Ms. Marion Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Winston Ms. Marylou Witaschek Mr. Ian Witter George and Beth Wood Mr. Hunter Wolcott Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Wolfe Ms. Jacquelyn Wonder Mr. and Mrs. Lester R. Woodward Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wright Dr. and Mrs. M. Robert Yakely Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Young Joan and David Zapiler Mr. and Mrs. Vladimir M. Zolotoochin Mr. Richard Zuber Loren Zweig ENDOWMENTS The following members of the Symphony family have established special funds to perpetuate the work of the Colorado Symphony for future generations. These endowed funds are gifts from individuals who have loved, believed in and supported the orchestra; to these individuals the Colorado Symphony extends unending gratitude. The Bill Gossard Music Director Chair The Charles S. Sterne Conductor’s Podium The Dave and Pam Duke Families Guest Artist and Guest Conductor Fund The Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Concertmaster Chair The Principle Percussion Chair, Endowed by a Friend of the Colorado Symphony


THE HORACE TUREMAN SOCIETY Named for the first conductor of the Denver Civic Orchestra, the Horace Tureman Society honors an exceptional group of people who have pledged future support for the Symphony through an estate gift. The Tureman Society recognizes in perpetuity those making estate gifts through wills, living trusts, annuities, IRAs, retirement plans, charitable trusts, life insurance designations or other legacy giving vehicles. Richard and Susan Abernethy Mr. and Mrs. David M. Budd Mr. Jim Caputo Mr. Gene Child Anne M. Culver Ms. Janice G. Eckhardt Jennifer Guess Donna E. Hamilton Johannes Heim Cathey A. Herren Janice E. Hesser Senta G. Holtzmann Mr. and Mrs. Gopal Iyengar Ms. Gloria E. Johnston Mr. Geoffrey Kuhn Sandy and Evan Lasky Deanna Rose Leino Virginia and Frank Leitz Ms. Ann C. Levy John and Merry Low Evi and Evan Makovsky Mrs. Sue McFarlane Steve G. Morton Mr. Thomas Murray Mr. and Mrs. Ron Neel Judith Nichols William Oliver Gordon R. and Pam Parker Barbara J. Powell James Robert Pratt Dr. and Mrs. W. Gerald Rainer Mr. Neil F. Roberts Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Runice Suzanne Ryan Richard and JoAnne Sanders Ms. Floy L. Senior James and Jenene Stookesberry Mr. Richard Thackrey James D. and Judy Vaughn

COMMUNITY SUPPORT John R. and Kristine E. Wallack Phyllis J. Young IN MEMORIAM GIFTS The following gifts were made to the Colorado Symphony in memory of a family member, friend, or supporter of the symphony. These tributes hold an honored place with the Colorado Symphony, and we are pleased to recognize them. In memory of Merrill Adams given by: Ms. Pamela Lewis Mr. Frank Y. Parce In memory of Donald L. Ambler given by: Mr. Frank Y. Parce Mr. Chet Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Mr. Charles Ansbacher given by: Swanee Hunt Family Foundation In memory of Ms. Ellie Campbell given by: Ms. Marilyn Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kueler Mr. George Peak In memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Caton given by: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perkaus In memory of Mrs. Lucille Center given by: Ms. Willa Brunkhorst Ms. Ruth Moss Mrs. Frances B. Smith In memory of Blair Chotzinoff given by: Mr. Chet Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin Nancy and Robert Schulein Fund In memory of Mr. Stephen Connor given by: Mr. and Mrs. Max Buckman

In memory of Mr. George Decurnou given by: His friends in Healthcare Policy and Financing In memory of Dr. Louis Duman given by: Sylvia Sosin Cohen In memory of Mr. Leo M. Eisel given by: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Serotta In memory of Dr. Joyce S. Freeman given by: Freeman Family Foundation In memory of Jerry Friedman given by: JoAnne Friedman In memory of Ms. Callae B. Gilman given by: The Gilman Family Foundation In memory of Ms. Hermina Goldfarb given by: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Newman In memory of Mrs. Pamela Gordon given by: Ms. Jo Anne Meinert Karen Rownd In memory of Mr. Manny Greenberg given by: Mrs. Ellie Greenberg The Sylvan Stool Family

In memory of Ms. Vesta “Dott” Hutchison given by: Ms. Sherri Colgan Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Grigg Mrs. Joan Laubhan Mr. George Peak Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Whitney Ms. Phyllis Wrenick In memory of Mr. William “Bill” Houlton given by: Colorado Permanente Medical Group Ms. Karin Henszey Katharine Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Trygve Myhren Lynn Nelson Mr. and Mrs. James M. Woodward In memory of Glenn Johnson given by: Anonymous In memory of Wilson LeChat given by: Dr. Mary Ann Watson In memory of Mrs. Elaine C. Lenicheck given by: Ms. Kate Bermingham Mr. Chet Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Mr. Dallas Mauk given by: Mr. Frank Y. Parce In memory of Mr. Galen Nelson given by: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murphy

In memory of Kenny Harper given by: Mr. Chet Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin

In memory of Barbara Ridgeway given by: Kathryn Taylor

In memory of Louise Hadley Hill given by: Mr. George Heisel

In memory of Mr. Harry Safstrom given by: Mr. Chet Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. James Hill given by: Mr. John Hill

In memory of Mr. Robert Schulein given by: The Nancy and Robert Schulein Fund


COMMUNITY SUPPORT In memory of Mrs. Janice A. Smith given by: Emily and Michael Bocko Robert R and Shirley Gallagher David and Joyce Guyton Dave and Barbara Lohr Barbara S. Miller Jim and Winnie Moss Jean C. Parchen Mark and Mary Schreiber Wilson Wampler

In memory of Mr. Robert “Bob” Wick given by: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chenoweth Mrs. Patricia Redifer

In memory of Mr. John M. Sommer given by: The Bailey Company Charles and Jerry Boutin Frederick and Mary Brower Mr. and Mrs. William Max Buckman Mr. Scott Contine Merriline Crawford Mr. Bruce Evans Mr. and Mrs. Gary Harris Mr. and Mrs. Frank Isenhart Mr. and Mrs. William C. McGehee Nancy Orcutt Ms. Gwendolyn A. Parker Dee Perry Van Gilder Insurance Corporation

IN HONOR GIFTS The following gifts were made to the Colorado Symphony in honor of a family member, friend, or special occasion. These tributes hold an honored place with the Colorado Symphony, and we are pleased to recognize them.

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. John and Marie Straub given by: Mr. Stephen D. Straub In memory of Mr. Albie Urban given by: Mr. and Mrs. David McGaw In memory of Mr. Guenther Vogt given by: Drs. Paula and William Bernstein Merle Chambers and Hugh Grant Al and Terri Fisher Richard and Pricilla Roberts Susan Sheridan Laura and Alan Zeigel In memory of Mr. Harry W. Vogler given by: Mrs. Teresa Vogler

In honor of Mrs. Maryanne Harry’s birthday given by: Ms. Jeanne Maher

In memory of Lisa Gayle Wigod given by: Alan and Judy Wigod

In honor of Philip C. Heister, Master Electrican of the CSO given by: Mr. and Mrs. Eli Reshotko

In memory of Mr. Jack “John” Wyatt given by: Mr. Frank Y. Parce

In honor of Fred and Margaret Hoeppner given by: Dr. and Mrs. David Flitter

In honor of Mr. Michael Altenberg’s birthday given by: The Striker Foundation In honor of Ms. Courtney H. Bress given by: Mr. Doug Hershey and Ms. Bronwyn Bateman In honor of Bill and Jo Calhoun’s wedding anniversary given by: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Calhoun In honor of the birth of Margo Allon Choen, daughter of Drs. Joel and Jodie Cohen given by: Mrs. Nancy Livingston In honor of Dick and Sigrid Freese given by: Ms. Margaret Roath In honor of Mr. Mike Fries Anna and John J. Sie Foundation In honor of Ms. Donna S. Gerich given by: Ms. Grace E. Johnston In honor of Chet Hampson given by: Mrs. Leslie Cady


In honor of Steve and Elizabeth Holtze Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eklund In honor of Ms. Beth Johnston given by: Ms. Donna Gerich In honor of Mary Rossick Kern and Jerry Kern given by: Ms. Linda Dee In honor of Deanna Leino given by: Mr. Frank Y. Parce In honor of CSO organist Ken Mervine given by: Ms. Sallie D. Suby-Long In honor of Frank Y. Parce given by: Mr. David Parce In honor of Mrs. Lois and Dr. Gerald Rainer given by: Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds In honor of Ms. Eleanor Roberts given by: Mr. Frank Y. Parce In honor of Julie Rubsam given by: Anonymous In honor of Judge Raymond Satter and Mrs. Suzanne Satter given by: Mr. Donald Lockett In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gene H. Sobczak given by: Mr. Richard Replin In honor of Lee and Margaret Tipton given by: Tipton Family Foundation

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT MATCHING DONATIONS Thank you to those companies who match current and retired employee contributions to the Colorado Symphony and to our donors who apply for these matching gifts. Please check with your Human Resources department to see if your contribution can double through the generosity of your company. To contact the Colorado Symphony’s Development Department directly, please contact Jackson Stevens at 303.308.2475. WOMEN OF NOTE The following are members of the Colorado Symphony’s support Group Women of Note (WON). WON members receive exclusive benefits and event invitations throughout the season. The Colorado Symphony is grateful for the support of these dedicated individuals.

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