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THE MAGAZINE OF THE COLORADO SYMPHONY Volume 14 • Number 3


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First Movements Brett Mitchell shares his aspirations and insights as he prepares to take on the role of Music Director

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6 Welcome

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Colorado Symphony Staff

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Making Beautiful Music, Together

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First Movements

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Colorado Symphony Musicians

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Musician Spotlight: Jason Shafer

12 Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees

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Community Support

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WELCOME Music for All Seasons Hello! Thank you for joining us for another great Colorado Symphony performance here in Boettcher Concert Hall. This is the time of year when we at the Colorado Symphony set our sights forward, announcing summer shows and our 2017/18 Concert Season. I admit, these days it’s easy to get swept up in thinking of the warmer months and enjoying concerts outdoors. There’s something special about coming to a performance in the winter, though. It’s a time when we can shake off our coats—and cares—and warm up with some truly sensational symphonic music. Here are my choices for unforgettable concerts to liven up our winter nights and welcome in the spring. Tyrant’s Crush is the kind of performance you can’t find anywhere else. Stewart Copeland, former drummer of The Police, will perform his self-composed concerto, Tyrant’s Crush with our orchestra under the direction of Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell.

STEWART COPELAND WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY Brett Mitchell, conductor Stewart Copeland, trapset SAT | FEB 25 | 7:30

In March, I highly recommend you make time for Time for Three. This trio will brighten up winter’s final month with their genre-defying music ranging from Bach to Brahms—and mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Katy Perry, and more.

TIME FOR THREE Christopher Dragon, conductor Charles Yang, violin Nick Kendall, violin Ranaan Meyer, double bass SAT | MAR 11 | 7:30

Just in time for spring, we’ll perform Strauss’ beloved On the Beautiful Blue Danube—a breath of fresh air and nod to the blue skies ahead. And to finally “jolt” ourselves out of winter’s grey days, HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!! will be a truly electrifying performance.

ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE Kevin John Edusei, conductor Gabriel Preisser, narrator FRI | APR 21 | 7:30 SAT | APR 22 | 7:30

Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, we’ve got plenty coming up to be excited about— this season, and for many more to come. Warmly, Anthony Pierce Chief Artistic Officer 6 SOUNDINGS 2016/2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG


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SPOTLIGHT Making Beautiful Music, Together. Like most non-profits, more than half of the Colorado Symphony’s budget (currently 57%) comes from donations. Our growth and longevity depend directly on your loyal and ongoing support. Please give generously to your Colorado Symphony today.

What Happens When You Give to the Colorado Symphony? Your donation ensures that superb symphonic performances by world-class musicians will continue to enliven and enrich our city. With each donation, you’re also supporting... A VIBRANT AND ACTIVE ORCHESTRA • 80 full-time musicians from all over the world • 191 days spent performing 85 concerts in Boettcher Hall FRESH TAKES ON CLASSICAL MUSIC • Casual and immersive Sip with the Symphony events • REMIX concerts and events for Young Professionals • Our annual Symphony Ball with live rock performances MORE ACCESSIBLE CONCERTS • 11,000+ students and teachers attended concerts for $10 • 5,000+ Community Ticketing Initiative guests attended concerts for free CHILDREN’S MUSIC EDUCATION • 25,000 K-12 students attended Youth Concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall • In-school education programs for grades Pre-K–5 • On-site mentorship with Colorado Symphony Teaching Artists for grades K-12

Be Instrumental in Making Great Music. Give Today. Our entire staff and orchestra make financial contributions to the Colorado Symphony each year. Join us by making your own contribution at coloradosymphony.org/donate

Ways to Give Individual donations, legacy giving, gifts of stock, and event sponsorship are just a few of the ways you can support the Symphony. Contact Director of Development Gerry Heise at gheise@coloradosymphony.org or 303.308.2475 for more information.

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BRETT MITCHELL

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MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

VIOLIN Yumi Hwang-Williams Concertmaster The Mary Rossick Kern & Jerome H. Kern Concertmaster Chair Claude Sim Associate Concertmaster Yi Zhao Assistant Concertmaster Ben Odhner Fixed 4th Chair Paul Primus Principal Second Allegra Wermuth Assistant Principal Second Alessandra Jennings Flanagan Fixed 3rd Chair / Second Larisa Fesmire Thomas Hanulik Wyn Hart John Hilton Anne-Marie Hoffman Miroslava IvanchenkoBartels Dorian Kincaid Karen Kinzie Mark Lamprey Susan Paik Miroslav Pastusiak Erik Peterson Robert Stoyanov Delcho Tenev Amy Tyson Bradley Watson Tena White Wenting Yuan VIOLA Basil Vendryes Principal Catherine Beeson Assistant Principal Mary Cowell Fixed 3rd Chair

CHRISTOPHER DRAGON

DUAIN WOLFE CHORUS DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

Charlyn Campbell   Marsha Holmes Leah Kovach Helen McDermott Kelly Shanafelt Phillip Stevens CELLO Austin Fisher Acting Principal Judith McIntyre Acting Assistant Principal Susan Rockey Bowles Danielle Guideri Thomas Heinrich Margaret Hoeppner Matthew Switzer Alice Yoo * Susan Yun Silver Ainomäe + BASS Nicholas Recuber Acting Principal John Arnesen Susan Cahill James Carroll Karl Fenner + Jeremy Kincaid Owen Levine * Steven Metcalf * FLUTE Brook Ferguson Principal Catherine Peterson 2nd / Assistant Principal Julie Duncan Thornton PICCOLO Julie Duncan Thornton OBOE Peter Cooper Principal Emily Moscoso * 2nd / Assistant Principal

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ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Jason Lichtenwalter Monica Hanulik + ENGLISH HORN Jason Lichtenwalter CLARINET Jason Shafer Principal Abby Raymond 2nd / Assistant Principal Andrew Stevens E-FLAT CLARINET Abby Raymond BASS CLARINET Andrew Stevens BASSOON Chad Cognata Principal Tristan Rennie 2nd / Assistant Principal Roger Soren CONTRA-BASSOON Roger Soren HORN Michael Thornton Principal Carolyn Kunicki Kolio Plachkov 3rd / Associate Principal David Brussel Austin Larson Assistant Principal TRUMPET Justin Bartels Principal Philip Hembree 2nd / Assistant Principal Patrick Tillery Associate Principal

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TROMBONE John Sipher Principal Paul Naslund 2nd / Associate Principal Gregory Harper BASS TROMBONE Gregory Harper TUBA Stephen Dombrowski Principal HARP Courtney Hershey Bress Principal TIMPANI William Hill Principal Steve Hearn Assistant Principal PERCUSSION John Kinzie Principal Steve Hearn Michael Van Wirt ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN Joanne Goble Principal Jonathan Groszew Assistant

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS Jerome H. Kern, Co-Chair Dr. Mary Rossick Kern, Co-Chair Stephanie Donner, Esq. Treasurer Susan Bowles,* Secretary TRUSTEES Dr. Paula P. Bernstein Susan Cahill* Young Cho Jim Copenhaver Zachary D. Detra, Esq. BJ Dyer Sandy Elliott Jack Finlaw Dr. Everette J. Freeman Dr. Michael G. Gundzik Diane S. Hill, Ph.D.  Jessica Hobbs Yumi Hwang-Williams* Kathleen Johnson, Esq.

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EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEES Susan Seitz President, Colorado Symphony Guild Ginger White City and County of Denver, Arts & Venues EMERITUS TRUSTEES William K. Coors John Low W. Gerald Rainer Lee Yeingst HONORARY TRUSTEES Governor John Hickenlooper Mayor Michael B. Hancock Christopher J. Ott, M.D.

ASSOCIATE BOARD OFFICERS Jackson Stevens, Chair William Kowalski, Treasurer Andrea Copland, Secretary Chris Strom, Marketing Chair Rachel Yeates, Membership Chair Brandon Seifert, Events Chair ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS Marilyn Brock Mike Fredregill Gerry Heise Leah Kovach Bridget Kennedy McNeil Sarah Parmley Kelly Waltrip

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Classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm will share information about the composers and pieces on the program. Ms. Schwarm is a celebrated Denver icon. Catch her in action before hearing your Colorado Symphony!

Ever wonder what your Colorado Symphony musicians think about the music? Come find out! Violist Phillip Stevens hosts an informal Q&A featuring additional Colorado Symphony musicians who are delighted to share their unique point of view on the composers and pieces you’ll be hearing.

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COLORADO SYMPHONY STAFF LEADERSHIP TEAM Jerome H. Kern Chief Executive Officer Coreen Miller Chief Financial Officer Anthony Pierce Chief Artistic Officer Christina Carlson Chief Advancement Officer Parker Owens Chief Marketing Officer Susan Ellis Chief Administrative Officer Doug Yost Chief of Information Services ARTISTIC Brett Mitchell Music Director Designate Andrew Litton Principal Guest Conductor Duain Wolfe Chorus Director, Colorado Symphony Chorus Christopher Dragon Associate Conductor Andres Lopera Assistant Conductor Emily Scott Director of Artistic Administration Dave Aeling Production Stage Manager Travis Branam Assistant Conductor, Colorado Symphony Chorus Larry Brezicka Orchestra Personnel Manager Mary Louise Burke Associate Conductor, Colorado Symphony Chorus Aric Christensen Audio Engineer Joanne Goble Principle Orchestra Librarian Jonathan Groszew Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager / Assistant Librarian Deborah Guess Properties Master Philip Hiester Master Electrician Eric Israelson Chorus Manager Sam Jaehnig Head Carpenter Kyle Kamrath Manager of Artistic Operations

Taylor Martin Assistant Conductor, Colorado Symphony Chorus Jessica Mays Outreach Coordinator Mike Pappas New Media Center Barbara Porter Assistant Chorus Manager Phillip Strom Artistic Coordinator ADVANCEMENT / DEVELOPMENT Gerry Heise Director of Development Sean Baker Annual Giving Manager Kate Bentley Development Associate Emily Spirk Development Administrative Assistant EDUCATION Catherine Beeson Director of Community Education Programs Shari Myers Education Coordinator FINANCE Annette Brown Staff Accountant Paula Rossin Staff Accountant INFORMATION SERVICES Matt Krupa Manager of Information Technology MARKETING / PUBLIC & COMMUNITY RELATIONS Stephanie Derybowski Digital Media Specialist Rachel Trignano Manager of Public & Community Relations SALES & PATRON SERVICES Susan Kelly Director of Sales & Patron Services Ian MacIntyre Manager of Patron Services Amanda Cantu Patron Services Associate Sherri Colgan Patron Services Associate

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JANUARY Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Mozart and Stravinsky Conducted by deRidder SPECIAL

JAN 27-28 FRI-SAT 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Erin Wall, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo David Pomeroy, tenor Kevin Deas, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director KEVIN PUTS Symphony No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

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Andres Lopera, conductor Byron Stripling, trumpet/vocals

Peter and the Wolf

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Christopher Dragon, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director/conductor Nänie for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 82 BRAHMS SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Stewart Copeland, trapset Suite from Pulcinella STRAVINSKY JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances STEWART COPELAND Tyrant’s Crush RAVEL La Valse

Brahms Conducted by the Dragon

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Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

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Andrew Litton, conductor Olga Kern, piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, “Leningrad”

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FEBRUARY Rachmaninoff Performed by Olga Kern

FEB 17-18

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Time For Three MAR 11

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Christopher Dragon, conductor Charles Yang, violin Nick Kendall, violin Ranaan Meyer, double bass

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First Movements Brett Mitchell shares his aspirations and insights as he prepares to take on the role of Music Director in the Colorado Symphony’s 2017/18 Concert Season. “No one should feel like they’re hearing or playing ‘just another’ Beethoven 9. Every time should be something special.” Personalizing the concert experience—for musicians, for audiences, for guest artists—is just one aspect of Brett Mitchell’s signature approach to leading orchestras and planning seasons. “My job is to make sure that the journey the composer wants to take us on, and the message he’s trying to convey, are as clear and compelling as possible.” Mitchell is about to embark on his own journey: on July 1, 2017, he’ll assume the role of Colorado Symphony’s Music Director. Of course, every arrival must begin with a departure; Mitchell will leave behind his current dual-posts as Associate Conductor at the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. “The Cleveland Orchestra has unquestionably made me a better conductor. It’s been an honor to have been a part of it,” Mitchell fondly recalls of working with the esteemed ensemble. Before he takes the helm as Music Director at the start of the Symphony’s 2017/18 Season, Mitchell will command the stage of Boettcher Concert Hall three more times in this current season to lead the Colorado Symphony through programs that range from perennial favorites to new, groundbreaking works. “What I love about our remaining concerts this season is how different they are from each other,” says Mitchell. In January, Mitchell conducts a new American symphony by Kevin Puts alongside Beethoven’s revered Ninth Symphony. In February, he returns to take the stage alongside Stewart Copeland, former drummer of The Police, to conduct Tyrant’s Crush, Copeland’s original composition for orchestra. “I’m excited to work with Stewart Copeland. I grew up listening to The Police,” says Mitchell, “and the chance to perform with someone I idolized as a kid is a real treat.” Mitchell will lead the orchestra while Copeland drums on his own trapset onstage. It’s an uncommon program in two ways: composers rarely join the orchestra during a performance of their own composition—let alone on a drum kit. Mitchell’s final concert of the 2016/17 Season is in April, when he leads the orchestra with Principal Clarinetist Jason Shafer in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, and Concertmaster Yumi HwangWilliams in Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative Scheherazade. Variety is Mitchell’s hallmark as he plans the Colorado Symphony’s 2017/18 Season, as well. “What’s important to me is that the audience and our musicians get a varied diet of composers, styles, eras, and so on, so that over the course of any given season, we’ve all had the broadest exposure possible to this magnificent art form that is orchestral music.” So much goes into the planning and piecing together of a Symphony’s concert season, yet Mitchell’s first order of business that carries him through the planning process is the sum of the whole: “I never think piece-by-piece when I’m planning a season,” explains Mitchell. “I start with what I want the overall experience of the season to be.” 16 SOUNDINGS 2016/2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG


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To begin this process, Mitchell started working closely with the Colorado Symphony’s leadership and artistic committee—Chief Artistic Officer Anthony Pierce, a host of orchestra musicians, and Symphony staff—over the summer in a series of collaborative sessions. “As with everything at the Colorado Symphony, it’s a team process, and I couldn’t be happier with it.” One exciting program born of this blossoming collaboration is the opening concert of the Symphony’s 2017/18 Season: world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes the stage with the orchestra for a one-night-only performance on September 9, 2017. Fleming—often lovingly referred to as “the people’s diva”— is an international opera phenomenon with whom Mitchell has worked several times throughout his career, making his inaugural concert as the Colorado Symphony’s Music Director that much more meaningful. Mitchell first met Fleming in 2009 when he was Assistant Conductor at the Orchestre National de France. “I was just a staff conductor, but Renée couldn’t have been nicer,” recalls Mitchell. “I’ve worked with her several times since then, and she always brings that same commitment and artistry to every project she does, which is one of many reasons I’m thrilled to have her with us in September.” September will be here before we know it, but Mitchell’s journey to the Colorado Symphony’s podium has a few more stops yet: he’ll be conducting concerts in Ohio, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Colorado this summer before he and his wife, classically-trained soprano and radio host Angela Mitchell, move across the country from Cleveland to Denver in August. Mitchell’s inventiveness, musical mastery, and contagious enthusiasm will no doubt create a lasting imprint on the Colorado Symphony’s repertoire and creative growth. While the Colorado Symphony eagerly awaits his return-for-good as Music Director, it’s safe to say, in many ways, Brett Mitchell has already arrived.

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MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT Jason Shafer

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“The Colorado Symphony has an incredible feeling of community. I’ve played with many other orchestras, and never felt the sense of camaraderie that I’ve felt here.” This spring, Colorado Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jason Shafer takes on Mozart’s last instrumental composition, the enchanting—and thoroughly demanding—Clarinet Concerto in A major. In this issue of Soundings, Jason tells us about the concerto’s challenges, his adjustment to life in Denver from Miami and the New World Symphony, and his hunt for the perfect pie recipe.

This spring, you’ll be performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major the weekend of April 7-9. What can you tell us about it? Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is the most well-known piece written for the clarinet, and for good reason! Written near the end of the composer’s life, the concerto shows the height of Mozart’s compositional abilities, and is considered one of his greatest works. I have performed it many times, and it still feels fresh, new, and ingenious; I think that’s a sign of a true masterwork. What are the most challenging aspects of this concerto? There are many, but two stick out to me. First, the length: at almost 30 minutes, it takes a lot of physical and mental stamina, plus the challenge of maintaining comfort with the memorization. But perhaps more importantly, this concerto requires the soloist to strike a very difficult musical balance. If the clarinetist focuses too much on refinement, the interpretation will come across as bland—but with too much exaggeration, it can seem grotesque. My goal is always to strive for huge contrasts in mood and energy while still staying within the “world” of Mozart, and that takes a lot of thoughtful practice. What drew you to the clarinet? Tell us about your early music education. School band! I loved the sound of the clarinet, and I was grateful to grow up in Maryland, where the public school music programs are very strong. I believe supporting the arts in our schools is the most pressing need for our educational system.

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Now you’re an educator on the faculty of University of Northern Colorado. What do you enjoy most about teaching clarinet at the college level? I feel that my most important role as a clarinet teacher at this level is to help my students reach their full potential. It’s challenging to determine the best approach to take with each student, but that challenge is one of my favorite things about working with college students. You were with the New World Symphony in Miami before coming to Denver. What was that transition like? Living on Miami Beach was kind of like living on Mars! You see the strangest things there, from the wild vacationers to the unexpected, odd behavior from the locals. (I won’t go into more detail than that.) While I’m grateful for the incredible experiences I had with the New World Symphony, Denver’s culture is wonderful, and there’s so much to see in this fantastic city and in the mountains. I feel so lucky that I get to live in such a beautiful place! One other adjustment that I have to mention: many people don’t know that moving to altitude affects woodwind players’ reeds tremendously. This is my fourth season with the Colorado Symphony, and I think my reeds are still trying to adjust! What drew you to the Colorado Symphony? First, the artistic quality of this orchestra is remarkable; it truly is one of the best in the country. But also, the Colorado Symphony has an incredible feeling of community. I’ve played with many other orchestras, and never felt the sense of camaraderie that I’ve felt here. It’s amazing to feel that both the musicians and the staff are all on the same page and working towards our combined success. Finally, what do you do when not performing? Any hobbies or side projects worth noting? I’m just now moving to a new home, and I imagine that will bring endless projects with it! But I’ve also always loved exploring the many excellent hiking trails in this area, and expanding my baking skills—I’ve gotten excited lately about making awesome pies. So if you see me backstage sometime, hand me your favorite pie recipe!

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MARK WIGGLESWORTH, CONDUCTOR Recognized internationally as a masterly interpreter, Mark Wigglesworth creates performances of great sophistication and rare beauty. His highly detailed readings always possess a controlled pacing and a finely considered architectural structure. He has forged enduring relationships with many top-level orchestras and opera houses across the world in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Tippett. Born in Sussex, England, Mark Wigglesworth studied music at Manchester University and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While still a student, he formed the Premiere Ensemble, an orchestra committed to performing a new piece in every programme. A few weeks after leaving the Academy, he won the Kondrashin International Conducting Competition in the Netherlands, and since then has worked with many of the leading orchestras and opera companies of the world. In 1992, he became Associate Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and further appointments included Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Highlights of his time with BBC NOW included several visits to the BBC Proms, a performance of Mahler's tenth symphony at the prestigious Amsterdam Mahler Festival in 1995, and a six-part television series for the BBC entitled Everything To Play For. In addition to working with most of the UK's orchestras, Mark Wigglesworth has guest conducted many of Europe's finest ensembles, including the Berliner Philharmoniker; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; La Scala Filarmonica, Milan; Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome; Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He has been just as busy in North America, having been invited to the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Toronto Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. He regularly visits the Minnesota Orchestra and has an on-going relationship with the New World Symphony. In Australia, he has worked regularly with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and enjoys a special relationship with the Adelaide Symphony. Equally at home in the opera house, Mark Wigglesworth started his operatic career with a period as Music Director of Opera Factory, London. Since then he has worked regularly at Glyndebourne (Peter Grimes, La bohème, Le nozze di Figaro); Welsh National Opera (Elektra, The Rake's Progress, Tristan und Isolde, Così fan tutte); and English National Opera (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Così fan tutte, Falstaff, Katya Kabanova, Parsifal). He has conducted at the Netherlands Opera (Peter Grimes); La Monnaie in Brussels (Mitridate, Wozzeck, Pelléas et Mélisande); the Sydney Opera House (Peter Grimes); the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Le nozze di Figaro); and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). In the studio, Wigglesworth's recordings have centred around a project with BIS Records to record all the symphonies of Shostakovich. This cycle has received critical acclaim throughout the world. Other recordings include live performances of Mahler's sixth and tenth symphonies issued by the Melbourne Symphony on the MSO Live label, Peter Grimes from the Glyndebourne Festival, Don Giovanni from the Sydney Opera House, a disc of English music with the Sydney Symphony, and most recently the two Brahms Piano Concertos, played by Stephen Hough and the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg.

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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, K. 16 (1764) Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg and died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna. He composed the Symphony No. 1 in 1764; it was first heard on February 21, 1765, in London. The score calls for two oboes, bassoon, two horns and strings. Duration is about 12 minutes. This weekend's performances are the first by the Colorado Symphony. On April 23, 1764, Leopold Mozart of Salzburg descended upon London for the purpose of displaying the astounding musical gifts of his precocious daughter, Maria Anna (“Nannerl,” age twelve), and son, “the miracle that God permitted to be born in Salzburg,” Wolfgang Amadeus (eight, though Leopold claimed him to be a year younger for publicity purposes). Just four days later, the Mozarts appeared before the German-speaking King George III and Queen Charlotte at court, where they won the enthusiastic advocacy of Johann Christian Bach, youngest son of Johann Sebastian, one of London’s most successful composers and impresarios, and Master of the Queen’s Music. On August 5th, Leopold got sick. London was too promising for them to abandon just then, however, so, Nannerl explained, “we rented a country house in Chelsea, outside the city of London, so that father could recover from his dangerous throat ailment, which brought him almost to death’s door.... Since our father lay dangerously ill, we were forbidden to touch the keyboard, and therefore, in order to occupy himself, Wolfgang composed his first symphony.... At last, after two months, when father had completely recovered, we returned to London.” On February 21, 1765, Leopold produced a concert at the Haymarket Theatre that probably included the Chelsea symphony, and perhaps movements from four others that Wolfgang is thought to have written during the intervening months (K. 16a, K. 19, K. 19a, and K. 19b; K. 16a and 19b are lost); another orchestral concert followed on May 13th. By the end of July, Leopold was ready to return to the Continent, and, as a memento of their residency in London, he deposited in the British Museum the manuscript of God Is Our Refuge (K. 20), Mozart’s only English-language composition. It is uncertain whether the Chelsea symphony, whose genesis Nannerl so charmingly described, is actually the Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, K. 16 (placed first in Breitkopf und Härtel’s complete edition of Mozart’s works, begun in the 1870s). Even if the E-flat Symphony and the Chelsea symphony are not the same work, the E-flat Symphony certainly dates from the months in London, and cogently represents the musical personality of the eight-year-old Mozart. The work consists of a pleasant opening movement in sonata form, a somber Andante in two-part form, and a dashing sonata-rondo for the finale.

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 (1813) Franz Schubert was born on January 31, 1797, in Vienna and died on November 19, 1828, in Vienna. His Symphony No. 1 was composed in September-October 1813 but not performed publicly until January 30, 1880, in London. The score calls for flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. Duration is about 30 minutes. This is the first performances by the orchestra. “Although Schubert had already reached great artistic heights, he was very modest, and the last to recognize the important position he occupied. Simple and unpretentious, goodnatured, somewhat neglectful of his outward appearance and the enemy of affectation, he was SOUNDINGS 2016/2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG PROGRAM 3


MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES happiest in the company of his friends.” Thus was the young musician described by his friend Albert Stadler in 1813, Schubert’s last term at the School of the Court Chapel in Vienna, where he had begun his studies in 1808 at the age of eleven. Though he undertook a general course of liberal education, Schubert excelled in music (“He has already learned everything from God,” exclaimed one of his teachers), and he was given instruction in the fundamentals of the art while participating as a chorister in the Chapel — thus becoming one of the most distinguished alumni of the ensemble now known as the Vienna Boys Choir. While at the Viennese Court Chapel School, Schubert joined the student orchestra as a violinist. They rehearsed every evening after dinner, usually reading through an overture or two and a symphony by Mozart (the second one in G minor, No. 40, was Schubert’s favorite), Haydn, or such lesser masters as Krommer, Kozeluch, Méhul, Salieri, and Weigl. Schubert entered the group as a second violinist, but moved up to the position of concertmaster within a short time. It was only natural that he contribute some of his own works to the repertory of the orchestra, and one friend mentioned some sketches for symphonies from as early as 1811, though, with the exception of one thirty-measure fragment (D. 2B), Schubert destroyed them, saying they were only preliminary attempts. During the next two years, he did complete five overtures for the orchestra, and continued to revel in the daily orchestral practices, gaining valuable experience as a player and observer of the workings of the ensemble. In the autumn of 1813, Schubert had to face a decision about his future. He had been tendered a scholarship to continue as a senior chorister at the Chapel School after his voice broke (“Franz Schubert crowed for the last time on July 26, 1812,” he scribbled into his stillpreserved part of a Mass by Peter Winter), but his schoolmaster-father coerced him into matriculating at the St. Anna Normal School to undertake training as a teacher. As one of his last projects at the Chapel School, Franz undertook a symphony that may originally have been intended to honor the birthday (June 28) or the name day (October 4) of Innozenz Lang, the school’s music-loving headmaster, but it was not completed until October 28, 1813, a little late for either celebration. (Schubert dedicated his Second Symphony to Lang instead). The piece was probably played by the school orchestra soon after it was completed, but was not performed in public during the composer’s lifetime. The manuscript score lay virtually forgotten in various Schubert family attics for years until the Englishmen George Grove (of music dictionary fame) and Arthur Sullivan (of, later, Gilbert & Sullivan fame) unearthed it in 1868 in Vienna. Also discovered was the music of the Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth Symphonies and Rosamunde in the swell of interest following performances of the recently discovered “Unfinished” and C major Symphonies. They brought it to the attention of August Manns, who “premiered” it in London in January 1880, nearly seven decades after it was written. A pompous introduction in slow tempo opens the proceedings, after which the main theme is launched by a loud chord from the full orchestra and a nimble run up the scale by the violins. The contrasting theme, smoother in shape and sweeter in character, is given by the strings and then repeated by the woodwinds. The remainder of the exposition and the development section are occupied with a skillful but lengthy discussion of the thematic materials. (Prolixity, it seems, was one of the things Schubert also learned without much training.) Standing as structural bulwark between development and recapitulation is another traversal of the motive from the introduction. The recall of the earlier themes proceeds apace in the recapitulation. In the Andante, Schubert combines the graceful expression of the Classical stil gallant with his wonderful melodic invention. The movement grows, like an extended song, from the motives presented in its opening measures, and exhibits some of the characteristic expressive touches that he developed in the slow movements of his later symphonies. The Minuet is filled PROGRAM 4 SOUNDINGS 2016/2017 | COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG


MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES with a pleasant bumptiousness that marks it as a successor to Haydn’s music in that form. A bubbling, youthful joyousness informs the finale, which bounds along with clever extensions of the chipper opening motives buoyed by an almost incessant rhythmic motion.

 JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1855-1876) Brahms was born on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg and died on April 3, 1897, in Vienna. He completed his First Symphony in September 1876 after many years of gestation. The premiere was given on November 4, 1876, by Felix Otto Dessoff and the orchestra of the Grand Duke of Baden in Karlsruhe. The score calls for pairs of woodwinds plus contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani and strings. Duration is about 44 minutes. The symphony was last performed on February 15-17, 2013, with Olari Elts conducting the orchestra. Brahms, while not as breathtakingly precocious as Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Schubert, got a reasonably early start on his musical career: he had produced several piano works (including two large sonatas) and a goodly number of songs by the age of nineteen. In 1853, when Brahms was only twenty, Robert Schumann wrote an article for the widely distributed Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (“New Journal for Music”), his first contribution to that publication in a decade, hailing his young colleague as the savior of German music and the rightful heir to the mantle of Beethoven. Brahms was extremely proud of Schumann’s advocacy and he displayed the journal with great joy to his friends and family when he returned to his humble Hamburg neighborhood after visiting Schumann in Düsseldorf, but there was the other side of Schumann’s assessment as well — that which placed an immense burden on Brahms’ shoulders. Brahms was acutely aware of the deeply rooted traditions of German music extending back not just to Beethoven, but beyond him to Bach and Schütz and Lassus. He knew that, having been heralded in a widely publicized article by Schumann, his compositions, especially a symphony, would have to measure up to the standards set by his forebears. At first, he doubted that he was even able to write a symphony, feeling that Beethoven had nearly expended all the potential of that form, leaving nothing for future generations. “You have no idea,” Brahms lamented, “how it feels to hear behind you the tramp of a giant like Beethoven.” Encouraged by Schumann to undertake a symphony, Brahms made some attempts in 1854, but he was unsatisfied with the symphonic potential of the sketches, and diverted them into the First Piano Concerto and the German Requiem. He began again a year later, perhaps influenced by a performance of Schumann’s Manfred, and set down a first movement, but that music he kept to himself. Seven years passed before he sent that movement to Clara, Schumann’s widow, to seek her opinion. She was pleased with the sketch and encouraged him to finish the rest so that it could be performed. Brahms, however, was not to be rushed. Eager inquiries from conductors in 1863, 1864 and 1866 went unanswered. It was not until 1870 that he hinted about any progress at all beyond the first movement. The success of the superb Haydn Variations for orchestra of 1873 seemed to convince Brahms that he could complete his initial symphony, and in the summer of 1874, he began two years of labor — revising, correcting, perfecting — before he signed and dated the score of the First Symphony in September 1876. The first movement begins with a slow introduction energized by the heartbeat of the timpani. The violins announce the upward-bounding main theme in the faster tempo that

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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES launches a magnificent, seamless sonata form. The second movement starts with a placid, melancholy song led by the violins. After a mildly syncopated middle section, the bittersweet melody returns. The brief third movement, with its prevailing woodwind colors, is reminiscent of the pastoral serenity of Brahms’ halcyon earlier Serenades. The finale begins with an extended slow introduction based on several pregnant thematic ideas, and concludes with a noble chorale intoned by trombones and bassoons. The finale proper begins with a new tempo and a broad hymnal theme, and progresses in sonata form, but without a development section. The work closes with a majestic coda in the brilliant key of C major featuring the trombone chorale of the introduction in its full splendor. Š2016 Dr. Richard E. Rodda

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INSIDE THE SCORE • 2016/2017 INSIDE THE SCORE: INSIDE SYMPHONIC BEGINNINGS COLORADO SYMPHONY CHRISTOPHER DRAGON, conductor

Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1:00pm Boettcher Concert Hall

MOZART Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, K. 16 I. Molto allegro II. Andante III. Presto SCHUBERT Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 I. Adagio – Allegro vivace III. Allegro BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro IV. Un poco allegretto e grazioso


INSIDE THE SCORE BIOGRAPHY CHRISTOPHER DRAGON, conductor Australian conductor Christopher Dragon is in his second season as the Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony and commences his position as Principal Guest Conductor with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. For three years, Christopher previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, which gave him the opportunity to work closely with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch. Christopher works regularly in Australia and has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. His 2015 debut performance at the Sydney Opera House with Josh Pyke and the Sydney Symphony has been released on CD by ABC Music. In 2017, Christopher returns to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a subscription concert. In 2016, he made his Brazilian conducting debut with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre. He has also conducted at numerous festivals including the Breckenridge and Bangalow Music Festivals, both resulting with invitations to return. At the beginning of 2016, Christopher conducted Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony as part of the Perth International Arts Festival alongside Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra. In 2014, Christopher was selected from 100 international applicants to conduct the Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra in Thailand and earlier that year participated in the Jarvi Winter Academy in Estonia where he was awarded the Orchestra’s Favourite Conductor Prize. Christopher began his conducting studies in 2011 and was a member of the prestigious Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program under the guidance of course director Christopher Seaman. He has also studied with numerous distinguished conductors including Leonid Grin, Paavo and Neeme Jarvi at the Jarvi Summer Festival, Fabio Luisi at the Pacific Music Festival, and conducting pedagogue Jorma Panula.


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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 endless 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 Principal Percussion Chair, Endowed by a Friend of the Colorado Symphony

CRESCENDO

Last season the Colorado Symphony kicked off the Endowment Campaign, Crescendo. A very special thank you goes out to all who helped make this historic moment happen! Anonymous The Anschutz Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Appell Arrow Electronics, Inc. Avenir Foundation, Inc. Ballard Spahr, LLP

Boettcher Foundation Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Jim and Sharon Butler Merle C. Chambers City & County of Denver - Arts & Venues Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. CSA Musicians Mr. Jack Dais Dr. Stephen Dilts The Dowling Foundation Mrs. Sandy Elliott Keith and Kathie Finger Ms. Dianne Green Diane S. Hill and Kevin E. Somerville Elizabeth and Steve Holtze Mr. Zephyr Isely and Mrs. F. Parvanta JewishColorado Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Mr. Brooks and Ms. Lauren Kanski Donald and Henny Kaufmann Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Mr. Brian Lucas Mr. Greg and Mrs. Julie Lucas Judi and Robert Newman Mr. Kent Rice and Ms. Ann Corrigan Mr. Daniel L. Ritchie Elyse Tipton and Paul Ruttum The Schramm Foundation Mrs. Nancy Schulein Julie and John Strain Mr. Lloyd Sweet Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Wagner

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This list includes gifts made to the Colorado Symphony from July 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a donor listing, please contact the Development Department directly at 303.308.2472. Thank you for your support! DIAMOND CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($100,000+) Anonymous The Anschutz Foundation Arrow Electronics, Inc. Avenir Foundation, Inc. Ballard Spahr, LLP Boettcher Foundation Bonfils-Stanton Foundation The Butler Family Fund Jim and Sharon Butler Merle C. Chambers City & County of Denver – Arts & Venues Colorado Symphony Foundation Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Sterne-Elder Memorial Fund The Symphony Fund PLATINUM CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($50,000+) Anonymous Erna Butler Estate Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. Mrs. Sandy Elliott Keith and Kathie Finger Diane S. Hill and Kevin E. Somerville Rocky Mountain Honda Dealers United Airlines Corporate The Warner Family Charitable Fund GOLD CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($25,000+) Anonymous Centura Health Cannon Y. & Lyndia K. Harvey Family Foundation Lloyd J. King and Eleanor R. King Foundation Schmitt Music Company VAL-U-ADS of Colorado, Inc. The Virginia Hill Foundation Dr. Jack Wilson CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($10,000+) Anonymous (2) Argonaut Wine & Liquor Col. Philip Beaver and Mrs. Kim Beaver Ed and Laurie Bock

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DENVER YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL THREE CONCERTS : THREE CHANCES TO HEAR THE FUTURE FEBRUARY 12 PETER & THE WOLF WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

Conducted by Denver Young Artists Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor and CSO Associate Conductor, Christopher Dragon

MARCH 12 DYAO SPECTACULAR: ALL FIVE ORCHESTRAS

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pokorny Al and Ursula Powell The Publishing House Mrs. Dorothy M. Read Mr. Eli and Mrs. Adina Reshotko Ayliffe and Fred Ris Ms. Margaret Roath Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio PC Mr. Robert Rodriquez Terri and Jay Rolls Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rootes Dr. Turpin H. Rose Michele Rowland Sallie and John Ruhnka Jim and Doreen Ryan Ruth Schoening Mrs. Nancy Schulein William Schumacher Mr. and Mrs. George Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Shultz Singer Family Foundation Sam and Marty Sloven Billie Smith Mr. David C. Smith Marlis and Shirley Smith Billie Busby and Sidney Smith

William and Janice Smith Eric Sondermann and Tracy Dunning Vicki and Harry Sterling Philip Stoffel and Tricia Hughey Dr. Bill Strempel Marcia D. Strickland Helena and Allan Striker Mr. Steven Suflas Lou and Katherine Svoboda Tim and Janet Taggert Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Tashiro Walt and Sally Tejan Mr. Roger P. Thomasch Kyle and Bev Turner Mr. and Mrs. Tor Westgaard Rev. Stephen R. Weston Jon Wilkerson Dr. John Willhardt Mr. Jerry Winter and Ms. Lois Keener Ms. Phyllis J. Young Dick and Lorie Young YourCause, LLC SYMPHONY MUSICIAN ($500+) Anonymous (5) Dr. and Mrs. Jules Amer

WINTER WINDS

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VICTORIA’S TENEBRAE RESPONSORIES Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm - Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm - St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm - Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT DeAnn Anderson Ms. Cynthia Auer Bruce Avery Lewis and Judith Babcock Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Baldwin Carlos A. Barradas Mr. Edward Bartholic Mr. Robert L. Bartholic Richard and Linda Bateman Mr. and Mrs. James Beall Dr. and Mrs. Henry J. Beckwitt Anne and Henry Beer George and Phee Belsey Mary Bessesen Mrs. Terry A. Biddinger Mr. and Mrs. Kermit J. Boothroyd Henry C. Bourne, III and Alisa Bourne Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bowry Ms. Susan Brasel Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brauchli Ms. Betty Brega Ms. Emily Brett Dr. and Mrs. David Brewer Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Elaine Brickman Michael and Catherine Brondos Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bronesky Ms. Barbara Brown Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Bryan Sandy and Rogene Buchholz M. Peyton and Suzanne Bucy Judge Doris E. Burd Robert and Linda Bushman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Butz Mr. David Cahn Douglas and Constance Cain Lois M. Calvert Teresa Campos Caulkins Family Foundation Roger and Barbara Chamberlain Mr. Lee Chew Dr. David and Mrs. Delores Claassen Delores I. Clark Catherine Cole Mr. and Mrs. Clark Colton Dee Colton Mr. Frederic Conover Ms. Mary Cook Paul and Eileen Cooper Mr. Scott Coors and Dr. David Hurt Dr. John A. and Mrs. Jane H. Coppola Frances S. Corsello Dr. James W. Craft Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Craft Ray and Kathleen Cravy Hille L. Dais Ms. Ruth Dalrymple Jesse Davidson and Ellen Blatt

Dr. and Mrs. Toby Derloshon George and Yonnie Dikeou Dorothy Dowden Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Drew Kathryn and Gary Dudley Louise and Robert Dudley Ms. Shirley M. Duman Leslie Easton Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds Evan and Kim Ela Lucy and Dan Ellerhorst Mr. Bayard Ewing Mark and Carla Ewing Ms. Elizabeth J. Feitner Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Fieman Paul S. Fischer Ms. Gail Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Flannery David and Debra Flitter Frederick G. Fish Foundation Mrs. Joann Freedman Freeman Family Foundation Ms. JoAnne Friedman Deborah S. Froeb Virginia E. and Robert K. Fuller Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gallagher Dr. Ben and Mrs. Jean Galloway Lester and Joan Garrison Linda Laird Giedl Tamara Golden and Tim Worrall Andrea J. Grant Mr. John and Mrs. Judy Green Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Greenberg Mr. Robert Greene Mr. and Mrs. Peter Griffiths Martha and Jim Groebe Renee and Martin Gross Ms. Grace M. Halmi Charles and Linda Hamlin Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hancock Mr. Billy Harris and Ms. Linda Purcell Sarah Hart Mr. and Mrs. John Helfrich Keith Herman Melvin and Carolyn Hess Ms. Susan A. Hill Mr. Stephen Hindes Cynthia Hinds Sarah C. Hite Dr. Bradley O. Hofer Mike and Vicki Hoffman Graham and Cathy Hollis Robert Homiak and Susan Schneider Ms. Sally Hopper Andrew Hornbrook Mrs. Isabella W. Horsky Robert and Betty Huzjak

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT IBM International Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Johanos Mr. Eric E. Johnson Mrs. Kathleen Johnson and Mr. Stephen Vierling Margie Lee Johnson Marvin and Carole Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Everette G. Jones Ms. Dianne Eddolls Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Judd Mr. and Mrs. Colman Kahn Robert W. Karow Mrs. Diana Kasson Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kelley Ms. Judy H. Kessenich John and Alicia Kinnamon Oza and Milan Klanjsek Mel and Roberta Klein Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Kleinsteiber Midge Korczak Eric Krein Gregg Kvistad David C. Leger Judy and Dan Lichtin Theodore Lichtmann Patty Lorie Mr. Joseph Lubinski

Mrs. Jean Macferran Bruce W. Martin Harold P. Martin, M.D. Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Amos C. Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClelland Ms. Tracey McCullough Carla E. McKennett The Janet Melson Charitable Gift Fund Virginia Messick Jay and Lois Miller Ron and Bonnie Milzer Mr. Brett and Mrs. Angela Mitchell The Moe Family Charitable Fund Ms. Kathie Moore William and Rosemarie Murane Ms. Marcia G. Naiman Mr. and Mrs. Alan F. Nies Larry O’Donnell and Kermit Cain Ray O’Loughlin and Jamie Henderson Carl Patterson David and Doris Pearlman Ms. Leah Peer Ms. Karen Peterson Mr. and Mrs. George C. Pickering Patrick and Susan Pientka Mr. Hugh Pitcher

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT Sally Plummer Mary and Bernard Polak Ed Post Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Praetorius Mr. Bennett L. Price Mr. Nick Recuber Richard Replin and Elissa Stein Nancy and Gene Richards Dr. Richard and Mrs. Sandra Roark Dr. Gregory Robbins Eleanor Roberts Mr. Steven M. Ropa Sig and Lucille Rosefeld Mr. and Mrs. William E. Russell Ms. Carol L. Rust Mr. Clayton Saylor Cynthia L. and Paul D. Schauer Ms. Mary Ann Schultz Ms. Carla L. Seeliger Mr. and Mrs. Karl O. Seller Betty and Maurice Serotta Ms. Barbara Servis Dr. and Mrs. David Shander Jo Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Conner W. Shepherd Ph.D. Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Silverman Drs. Robert H. Slover, II and Robin Slover Dr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Smith James Smith and Robert Karow Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith Mr. and Mrs. William H. Speaker Hanspeter and Kathryn Spuhler Mr. Daniel Stenersen Gordon Stenger and Brooke Goudy Mrs. Mary L. Stewart Julie and John Strain Mrs. Elaine B. Strauch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strear Mrs. Mary C. Symonton Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Talley Carol and Cedric Tarr Judy and Rob Tate Mr. Frank Thomson Mr. Charles Thorman Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Tillery Nan Timbel Tipton Family Foundation David Tourtelot and Nikki Headlee Barbara J. Tramutt Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trantow Helen Tuttle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Virtue Ed and Patty Wahtera Ms. Shirley Ward Peter Weiser Rosemary Whitaker

Jordan Wight Daniel C. Williams Werner and Mary Winkler Jim and Marlene Wogsland Mrs. Marianne Wons Mr. and Mrs. Dieter Wons George and Beth Wood Richard and Mary Ann Woods Amy Wright Dr. and Mrs. Roy R. Wright Marsha F. Young Tom Zeiler Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ziebarth R.A. Zimmerman Mr. and Ms. Michael A. Zoellner Ms. Regina M. Zoglo

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 Development Department directly, please call Kate Bentley at 303.308.2472.

WOMEN OF NOTE DONOR LIST

The following are members of the Colorado Symphony’s 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. Anonymous Marin Alsop* Nancy Accetta Addie Barkley Paula Bernstein* Terry Biddinger* Libby Bortz Erna Butler* Taesuk Cho-Hwang Kirsten Collins Donna Connolly Anne Culver Courtney Ferer Kathie Finger Mary Lou Flater Monica Glickman Diane Hill Elizabeth Holtze Eileen Honnen-McDonald* Montjoy Kugeler

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIAL PROJECT DONORS

Sandy Lasky* Nancy Lawrence Ann Levy Carolyn Longmire Jeri Loser Merry Low Janet Mordecai Karin Mote Carol Murphy Elizabeth B. Neva Jane Nielsen Shelia O’Brien Diane Padalino Ursula Powell Margaret Roath Mary Rossick Kern* Suzanne Barber Ryan Suzanne Satter Alice Silver Phoebe Smedley Kathy Sphuler Janyce Wald Rivka Weisberg Judy Wigod *Founding Member

The Colorado Symphony constantly seeks new and creative ways to preserve the cultural legacy of symphonic music while actively co-creating its future. By working on new recordings and collaborations, the Colorado Symphony strives to stay relevant for generations to come. Anonymous Col. Philip Beaver and Mrs. Kim Beaver Bob and Cynthia Benson Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. Tom and Noel Congdon Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cromie Dr. Everette J. Freeman Mr. Paul E. Goodspeed and Ms. Mary Poole Jennifer Heglin Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Fred and Connie Platt Mr. Dan Poole Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rosen

EDUCATION DONOR LIST

Through our Musicurious program, your Colorado Symphony reaches thousands of young people within and well outside Selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in March 2017!

Jake Shimabukuro Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM at Macky, CU Boulder Ukulele virtuoso with the Boulder Phil

Nature & Music

Kennedy Center Kick-Off Concert! Saturday, March 25, 2017 Glenn Ross Photo 7:30 PM at Macky, CU Boulder Featuring Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and a world premiere choreographed to nature photography from Rocky Mountain National Park

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Season Finale: The Pines of Rome

Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30 PM at Macky, CU Boulder The spirit of Italy permeates our season finale, featuring a duo concerto with Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee and guitarist Nicolò Spera.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT the Denver metro area, from months-old through high school and beyond. We always work to extend and increase our outreach and could not possibly do it without your support. PLATINUM CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($50,000+) Anonymous Malone Family Foundation Target GOLD CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($25,000+) Anonymous CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($10,000+) Anonymous The AJL Charitable Foundation Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust U.S. Bank Foundation Walter S. Rosenberry, III Trust SILVER CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($5,000+) Anonymous Colorado Symphony Guild Inc. The Denver Foundation Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund PeyBack Foundation Scientific & Cultural Collaborative US Bank Community Development Xcel Energy Foundation CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($2,000+) Anonymous Cherry Hills Cultural Associates ECA Foundation Katherine McMurray Henry B. Mohr Parker Foundation SYMPHONY CONCERTMASTER ($1,000+) Anonymous Kinder Morgan Foundation SYMPHONY MUSICIAN ($500+) Anonymous Dr. John A. and Mrs. Jane H. Coppola Mr. Billy Harris and Ms. Linda Purcell Mr. Jon Isenhart Ms. Carla McWilliams

BALL SPONSOR LIST

The 2016 Colorado Symphony Ball raised money through table sales, individual and corporate contributions, sponsorship,

silent and live auctions, and real-time voting during “THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS: REMATCH” where guests voted for their favorite band. This year’s bands were the Colorado Symphony, The DaVita Blues All Stars, and Tracksuit Wedding. PRESENTING SPONSOR ($75,000+) The Anschutz Foundation Arrow Electronics, Inc. VIRTUOSO ($50,000+) Anonymous Liberty Global MAESTRO ($25,000+) Anonymous AMG National Trust Bank DaVita Expedia Keith and Kathie Finger IAC Corporation Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern ENCORE ($15,000+) Delta Dental Plan of Colorado Mrs. Sandy Elliott LionTree Advisors, LLC Dr. Christopher Ott and Mr. Jeremy Simons Sherman & Howard Linda Shoemaker and Steve Brett CONCERTMASTER ($10,000+) Mr. and Mrs. Tony Accetta Baker Botts, LLP Baker & Hostetler, LLP Centura Health Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP Denver Broncos Football Club Discovery Communications Adam and Stephanie Donner Diane S. Hill and Kevin E. Somerville Amanda Precourt/The Precourt Foundation The Publishing House University of Denver PRINCIPAL ($5,000+) AEG Live AMC Network Sue Anschutz-Rodgers BeneFactor Boss Architecture Breakthru Beverage Cadre General Contractors, Inc. Mr. Scott Campbell Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Cooley, LLP

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A CHAMBER OPERA FOR TWO VOICES MUSIC & CONCEPT BY LIBRETTO BY

LAURA KAMINSKY MARK CAMPBELL AND KIMBERLY REED

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MARCH 2 3 4 2017

MAY 6 9 12 14 2017

With humor and empathy, As One chronicles a transgender person’s inner journey. Two singers, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano, both portray the character Hannah. Inspired in part by the life experiences of acclaimed filmmaker Kimberly Reed, As One’s rich libretto— and evocative melodies and harmonies— make it an unforgettable work.

Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, Lucia loses more than her happiness—she loses her mind. In her insanity, she plunges headlong into some of opera’s most gorgeous music in her famous mad scene. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT CU Anschutz Medical Campus Ms. Susan Drumm Mrs. Susan Ellis and Mr. Izzy Abbass Ms. Jayne Ford Dr. Everette J. Freeman, President, Community College of Denver GBSM, Inc. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP KPMG, LLP Libby Anschutz Foundation Dr. Jon Masoudi The Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch Coreen and Michael Miller 9NEWS The Pashel/Chapman Group Pentec Health Republic National Distributing Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shpall Eric Sondermann and Tracy Dunning Mr. Walker and Mrs. Jenna Stapleton Volunteers of America Willis Towers Watson ($2,000+) Merle C. Chambers Mr. John F. Estes, III and Mrs. Norma Horner Four Five One Events Mr. Paul E. Goodspeed and Ms. Mary Poole Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greene Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hirschfeld Mr. Keith Ladner Alan and Judy Wigod ($1,000+) Mr. Brad Bawmann Jim and Julie Copenhaver Mr. and Mrs. Bruce DiBiase Ms. Donna S. Gerich Ms. DeAnn Grasingers Bill and Donna Hoberecht Sandy and Evan Lasky Mr. and Mrs. Howard Noble Elyse Tipton and Paul Ruttum Mr. Adam Wimmer ($500+) Mr. Rick D. Bailey Alvina Crouse Ms. Dianne Eddolls Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds Forensic Pursuit Ms. Lisa Hayes Mr. Brooks and Ms. Lauren Kanski Mr. Thomas Lorz

Ms. Mary Neidig Nijole and Walter Rasmussen Ms. Barbara Servis Mr. John H. Voorheis Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Patti Ward IN-KIND DONATIONS Applejack Wine & Spirits Bouquets Ceavco Constellation Brands DaVita Blues All Stars Epicurean Jays Valet Leopold Brothers Live Nation The Publishing House Republic National Distributing Company Tivoli Brewing Tracksuit Wedding

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 privileged to recognize them. In memory of Gene Amole from KVOD given by: Mr. R. Glesner and Mrs. B. Schwarm Glesner In memory of Eleanor Scott Annable given by: J. Fern Black In memory of Mr. Charles Ansbacher given by: Swanee Hunt Family Foundation In memory of Darthelia Baker given by: Ms. Veatrice Monroe In memory of Blair Chotzinhoff given by: The Denver Foundation Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin Mrs. Nancy Schulein In memory of Robert and Selma Cohen given by: Barbralu Cohen In memory of William R. Cook given by: Karen Cook In memory of Harold Dillon given by: Ellen Coulter Lisa Dillon John and Meritt Hutton Scott Hutton Leslee Viehoff In memory of Willis Dutra-Silveria given by: Ms. Janet M. Erjavec

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT In memory of Frances E. given by: Cynthia Schauer In memory of Mr. Gerald Endsley given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Lynn Erion given by: Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen In memory of her father, Barney Fox, on Father’s Day given by: Leslie Tjarks In memory of Dr. Joyce S. Freeman given by: Freeman Family Foundation Ms. JoAnne Friedman In memory of Julie Gannon given by: Deep Space Systems 5K team In memory of Mr. Michael Gaughan given by: Tanya and Bruce Caughey Mr. David W. Durnell Tim and Janet Taggert In memory of Carol and Bill Gossard given by: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wynkoop In memory of Manny Greenberg given by: Ellie Greenberg and Family The Sylvan Stool Family

In memory of Mr. Ken Harper given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Eleanor Hayden given by: Ms. Jean Melville In memory of Dr. H. Michael Hayes given by: Hayes Family Foundation In memory of Allen Johannes Heim given by: Arik Heim Christian Heim Lauren Yager In memory of Jeannine D. Hiester given by: Phillip C. Hiester In memory of Kenneth W. Kohlenberg given by: Mr. Bryan Kohlenberg In memory of Lea LaParle given by: Ms. Donna S. Gerich In memory of Maurice Larue given by: Scott and Jackie Barnes Denis and Kathy Donnelly Ms. Carol A. Greenwald In memory of Edward Levy given by: Ann Levy Ms. Denison Levy 191 University Blvd., #974 Denver, CO 80206-4613

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT In memory of Dr. James List, M.D. given by: Emma L. Dafoe In memory of Ronald S. Loser given by: Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Bansbach, III Mr. Jim Bowers Ms. Betty Brega Mr. and Mrs. Mackintosh Brown Mr. and Mrs. George M. Canon Centennial Airport Mr. Robert L. Eaton Mrs. Ann B. Fawcett Barbara H. and Charles Ferguson Mr. Joesph Flierl Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Fuller Mr. Frank M. Hall, III Mr. Roger D. Hunt Judge and Mrs. John P. Leopold Meg MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Neil McLagan Brian and Deborah Magoon Ms. Lucille Maun Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Olson Ms. Virginia L. Park Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, PC Mr. William C. Rodraun Ms. Julie Shade Ms. Karyn Thompson-Panos Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Warren In memory of Suzanne Hewitt Lowell given by: Mr. and Mrs. Neil W. Hamilton Mr. Charles Homsy In memory of Thomas L. McClintock given by: Colorado Symphony Guild-Foothills Unit Ms. Nancy L. Graham G.J. and P.A. Graziano James D. and Elizabeth McMahon Mrs. Carol Reeves In memory of Ruthi McEwen given by: Frank Parce In memory of Pierson F. Melcher given by: Cynthia Melcher In memory of her husband, Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr., M.D. given by: Jo Ann Paffenbarger In memory of Roxanne Pinneo given by: Quality Life Services Ms. Dorothy Wright In memory of Herman D. Post given by: Dr. Robin D. Post In memory of Dorothy Presta given by: Mr. and Mrs. William Cowan Ms. Mary Neidig P. A. Price

In memory of Mr. Harry T. Safstrom given by: Mr. Chet K. Hampson and Ms. Susan Martin In memory of Michael Schatz given by: Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen In memory of Robert Schulein given by: The Denver Foundation Mrs. Nancy Schulein In memory of David Callistus Smith given by: Mr. Stephen M Book Ms. Darla Duval Ms. Lougena M. Foxhoven Mr. Tony and Mrs. Gina Gradisher Ms. Colleen Higgins Ms. Carmen Huff Mr. Charles R. McMullin Shawn Miller Ms. Letitia Ottem Mr. James Schmitt Ms. Krista Wright Ms. Katarina Zarlengo In memory of Mary Ruth Smith given by: Ms. Anne H. Wheeler In memory of his wife, Tracy Smith given by: Mr. Clyde Eaton Smith In memory of Betty Sonnenberg given by: Sylvia Kreider In memory of Lee and Margaret Tipton given by: Tipton Family Foundation In memory of Ablie Ubran given by: Mr. and Mrs. David McGaw In memory of Sue Van Deusen given by: M Cati Flater David P. and Chady L. Hall Ms. Violet Wagener In memory of Guenther Vogt given by: Mr. Charles Anderson Ms. Anne Oberbroeckling In memory of Jean Watt given by: Rob and Jane Scofield In memory of Lisa Gayle Wigod given by: Alan and Judy Wigod In memory of Jim Withers given by: Ann and Henry Jesse In memory of Dorothy Yoder given by: Ms. C. D. Chalfant Ms. Joanne Y. Dearth In memory of Bill Zishkagiven by: Lisa, Susan, and Ellen Madsen In memory of Josephine Zoglo given by: Regina Zoglo

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT 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 honor of Libby Anschutz given by: Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hirschfeld Mr. and Mrs. John Sie In honor of Kristina Arko given by: Alenka Han In honor of Linda Battan given by: Nancy Battan In honor of Mary Louise Burke given by: Frank Y. Parce In honor of Christina Carlson given by: Ms. Marjorie H. Adler Carolyn and Ronald Baer Frederick W. Damour In honor of her Friends in the Colorado Symphony Chorus given by: Susan Von Roedern In honor of Pera Beth Eichelberger’s Birthday given by: Anonymous Marian Bakken Karen Fabean In honor of Ms. Jo Ellen Cohen’s birthday given by: Mandelbaum Family Charitable Foundation Ms. Sharon Marks Flora and Morris Mizel Foundation Ms. Faye Gardenswartz In honor of Monica Glickman given by: Ms. Ruth Schorsch In honor of Bill and Carol Gossard given by: Anonymous In honor of retired CSO musician, Chet Hampson given by: Susan Martin In honor of James Hart given by: Ms. Kathleen A. Schmidt In honor of Philip C. Hiester, Master Electrician CSO given by: Adina and Eli Reshotko In honor of Dr. Diane Hill given by: Michael P. Dowling In honor of our Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams given by: Michael P. Dowling

In honor of Jerry Kern given by: Nancy Battan Mrs. Terry A. Biddinger Laura Bond Patty and Don Cook Mr. Stephen A. Edmonds Sari and Bob Freedman Mr. and Mrs. John Sie In honor of Mary Rossick Kern and Jerry Kern given by: Michael and Christine James Myron and Marcia Stein In honor of John and Karen Kinzie given by: Ms. Kathleen Dunnewald In honor of Carole Leight given by: Ms. Melinda Quiat In honor of Kathy Newman’s 70th Birthday given by: Ms. Sheila Lehrburger In honor of Scott O’Neil given by: Colorado Symphony Guild, Inc. In honor of Frank Y. Parce given by: Mr. David Parce In honor of Ken Quarles given by: Frank Y. Parce In honor of Dr. Gerald Rainer given by: Dr. and Mrs. James G. Chandler In honor of Chuck and Janet Robinson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary given by: Jim and Lorraine Adams In honor of Eleanor Roberts given by: Mr. David Parce In honor of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Sanders given by: Ms. Ann Gugenheim In honor of Kathleen Schmidt given by: Edith M. and Norman C. Bertelsen In honor of Enid Slack’s Birthday given by: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Freese In honor of Robert Steiger given by: Gretchen Williams In honor of Irene Szyliowicz’s 80th Birthday given by: Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Spilka In honor of John and Kristine Wallack given by: Mr. Richard Falb Gail Skaggs In honor of Robert Warner given by: Ruth Mosteller In honor of Darlee Whiting given by: Hayes Family Foundation

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT In honor of Alan and Judy Wigod given by: Robert Wigod In honor of Rowena Zelkind given by: Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Spilka

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. Anonymous (2) Richard and Susan Abernethy Edgardo and Lisa Belen Mr. and Mrs. David M. Budd Mr. Jim Caputo

Mr. Gene Child J. Harold Corp Trust Anne M. Culver Ms. Janice G. Eckhardt William G. Fairfield Ms. Grace L. Freye Ms. Carol K. Gossard Ms. Jennifer Guess Ms. Donna E. Hamilton Mr. James Harold Mr. Johannes Heim Cathey A. Herren Mrs. Janice E. Hesser Ms. Blanche B. Hilf Senta G. Holtzmann Ms. Margaret R. Houston Jane A. Hultin Virginia Ruth Hungerford Mr. and Mrs. Gopal Iyengar Ms. Gloria E. JohnstonMcGregor Mrs. Suzanne W. Joshel Mr. Geoffrey Kuhn Sandy and Evan Lasky Deanna Rose Leino Frank and Ginny Leitz Ms. Ann C. Levy John and Merry Low Sandey Luciano Evi and Evan Makovsky Mrs. Sue McFarlane Mr. Willis M. McFarlane

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GIVE THEM SOMETHING

to remember you by.

EVERY LIFE IS UNIQUE and deserves to be remembered in a special

way. With whispering pines, picturesque grounds and breathtaking views of the majestic Rocky Mountains and Denver skyline, Olinger Mount Lindo Cemetery offers a resting place unlike any other. The cemetery’s historic lighted cross—the largest in the country—graces the scenic mountaintop and has become a beloved local landmark. As members of the Dignity Memorial® network, we are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones create a meaningful memorial that truly celebrates the life it represents. You can even tell your own unique story by making your final plans now, before the time of need.

Call today to create a lasting tribute that will be celebrated for generations to come.

OLINGER FUNERAL HOMES AND CEMETERIES OLINGER MOUNT LINDO

OLINGER CHAPEL HILL

5928 South Turkey Creek Rd. Morrison, CO

6601 South Colorado Blvd. Centennial, CO

Cemetery

Mortuary and Cemetery

303-771-3960

303-771-3960

OlingerMountLindoCemetery.com

OlingerChapelHillCemetery.com


OBJECTS FOR LIFE


Soundings Magazine Winter, January 20-22, 2017