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in this issue 5 7 12 13 35 45 46

Welcome from the President & CEO The Orchestra

15 Stare conducts Brahms 1 March 2 & 4

RPO Board of Directors

21 Rachmaninoff &

Bravo to Our Sponsors

Tchaikovsky March 9 & 11

Bravo to Our Generous Supporters Bravo to Our Volunteers About Your RPO

29 Symphonic Tales from Around the World March 19

33 The Hot Sardines March 24 & 25

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March is an exciting time at the RPO. While there are still more than 10 concerts remaining in our regular season, we are already buzzing about the 2017−18 Season.


Following the success of this season’s sold-out concert with Yo-Yo Ma, we are pleased to announce two more superstars live at the RPO. In September, violinist Itzhak Perlman returns, for the first time since 2005, for an evening of cinematic treasures, including the Tango from Scent of a Woman and “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca. In January, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her golden voice and endearing charm to Kodak Hall for the second time. Both of these performances are expected to sell out to subscribers. Subscriptions are now available at and by calling 585-454-2100.

March also brings thousands of fourth- through sixth-grade students to Kodak Hall for our Intermediate Concert Series, sponsored by MVP. We are pleased to report that every single fifth grader from the Rochester City School District will attend this season’s concerts for free. The space-themed, multi-media program will connect orchestral music with the intermediate curriculum. As always, we thank you for your support. While we delight in your attendance, it’s important to remember that ticket sales only account for about 40 percent of our operating expenses—consistent with other orchestras across the country. Many RPO community and education events are free of charge, and we rely on your support to help close the gap. To learn more, call the Development Office at 585-399-3649 or visit donate.


This month, we welcome two renowned pianists on our Philharmonics Series. On March 2 & 4, noted Chopin interpreter Ingrid Fliter performs the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The following weekend, up-and-coming pianist Natasha Paremski performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Our OrKIDStra series continues March 19 at Hochstein Performance Hall with a tribute to musical fairytales from around the globe, including Nielsen’s Aladdin Suite and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. We wrap up the month with one of today’s most sought-after jazz bands, The Hot Sardines (Mar. 24 & 25).

from the President & CEO

Last month, Ward Stare and Jeff Tyzik announced the new season to a full house at our free, annual season preview concert. While we remain committed to our flagship Philharmonics Series, we are proud to program a variety of concerts designed to suit every musical palate—from live soundtracks to beloved family films to video game music, Broadway performers, and more!

See you at the RPO!

Ralph Craviso President & CEO

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APR 20 7:30 PM SAT

APR 22 8 PM


THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE Brent Havens, guest conductor Tony Vincent, vocalist Hear David Bowie’s iconic music performed as never before! The RPO and a full rock band will take you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic storyteller.


Kinah Symphony No. 5



APR 28 8 PM



APR 29 Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor 8 PM KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE


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Michael Butterman, conductor The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair Matthew McDonald, bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair Charles Wetherbee, violin



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Join the RPO for an evening celebrating selections from John Williams’ most popular movie scores—including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more.

Fabien Gabel, guest conductor Juliana Athayde, violin The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair HERRMANN BARTÓK DUKAS DEBUSSY

Suite from Vertigo Violin Concerto No. 2 “Fanfare” and “poéme dansé” from La Péri La mer





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Wilfredo Degláns, Associate Concertmaster Shannon Nance, Assistant Concertmaster Perrin Yang Supported in part this season by Charles & Cindy Gibson

Tigran Vardanyan Ellen Rathjen Thomas Rodgers Supported in part this season by Kitty J. Wise

Aika Ito William Hunt Kenneth Langley Molly Werts McDonald Willa Finck Jeremy Hill An-Chi Lin SECOND VIOLIN Hanna Landrum, Principal Daryl Perlo, Assistant Principal Patricia Sunwoo John Sullivan Lara Sipols Nancy Hunt Boris Zapesochny Liana Koteva Kirvan Margaret Leenhouts Heidi Brodwin Ainur Zabenova Petros Karapetyan VIOLA Melissa Matson, Principal The William L. Gamble Chair Supported in part this season by John & Carol Bennett

Marc Anderson, Assistant Principal Elizabeth Seka Olita Povero Olivia Chew Samantha Rodriguez Neil Miller David Hult Aaron Mossburg Matthew Ross CELLO Ahrim Kim, Principal The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair Funded in perpetuity

Kathleen Murphy Kemp, Assistant Principal Supported in part this season by Elizabeth & Larry Rice

Lars Kirvan Christopher Haritatos Una Gong Benjamin Krug Zexun Shen Ingrid Bock

The Anne Hayden McQuay Chair Funded in perpetuity

The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair Funded in perpetuity

Gaelen McCormick, Acting Assistant Principal Edward Castilano Fred Dole Jeff Campbell + Eric Polenik

Nikolette LaBonte, Associate/Assistant/Utility Maura McCune Corvington David Angus

Supported in part this season by Duane & Ida Miller

Jason McNeel FLUTE Rebecca Gilbert, Principal The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair Funded in perpetuity

Joanna Bassett Supported in part this season by Josephine Trubek

Jessica Sindell Diane Smith PICCOLO Joanna Bassett Jessica Sindell OBOE Erik Behr, Principal The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair Funded in perpetuity

Anna Steltenpohl Geoffrey Sanford

Supported in part this season by Kathy & John Purcell

Stephen Laifer TRUMPET Douglas Prosser,+ Principal The Elaine P. Wilson Chair

Wesley Nance Herbert Smith Paul Shewan TROMBONE Mark Kellogg,+* Principal The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair Funded in perpetuity

David Bruestle, Acting Principal Lisa Albrecht Jeffrey Gray BASS TROMBONE Jeffrey Gray TUBA W. Craig Sutherland, Principal Supported in part this season by Rob W. Goodling

ENGLISH HORN Anna Steltenpohl

TIMPANI Charles Ross, Principal

CLARINET Kenneth Grant,+ Principal

Jim Tiller, Assistant Principal

The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair Funded in perpetuity

William Amsel Andrew Brown E-FLAT CLARINET William Amsel BASS CLARINET Andrew Brown SAXOPHONE Ramon Ricker Supported in part this season by Jeff & Sue Crane

BASSOON Matthew McDonald, Principal The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair Funded in perpetuity

Charles Bailey* Natalya Rose Vrbsky Martha Sholl CONTRA-BASSOON Natalya Rose Vrbsky

The Harold and Joan Feinbloom Chair Funded in perpetuity

2016–17 Season

The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair, Funded in perpetuity

BASS HORN Michael Griffin, Acting Principal W. Peter Kurau,+ Principal

The Orchestra

FIRST VIOLIN Juliana Athayde, Concertmaster

PERCUSSION Jim Tiller, Principal The Marie-Merrill and George M. Ewing Chair Funded in perpetuity

Brian Stotz John McNeill Supported in part this season by Bill & Ruth Cahn

Robert Patterson Jillian Pritchard Fiandach HARP Grace Wong, Principal The Eileen Malone Chair, A Tribute by Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt M. Sylvester Funded in perpetuity

KEYBOARD Joseph Werner, Principal The Lois P. Lines Chair Funded in perpetuity

Cary Ratcliff PERSONNEL MANAGER Joseph Werner PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN Kim Hartquist PRODUCTION CREW David Zaccaria, Stage Manager Deirdre Street, Assistant Stage Manager

* On Leave + Full-time faculty at the Eastman School of Music

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WARD STARE Music Director

In the RPO’s 2015–16 season, Stare collaborated with highly regarded guest soloists including violinist Simone Porter, soprano Erin Wall, and worldrenowned pianist Yuja Wang. Stare also conducted the regional premiere of a flute concerto by Pulitzer-Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis, performed by leading virtuoso Marina Piccinini. RPO 2016–17 season highlights include an American Music Festival, Puccini’s La Bohème, and the world concert premiere of a new work for orchestra by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal. Stare will also collaborate with noted soloists such as pianist Jeremy Denk, violinist James Ehnes, and soprano Nicole Cabell.

2016–17 Season

RPO Conductors

Appointed the 12th music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2014, Rochester native Ward Stare has been described as “inspiring musicians to impressive heights” by The New York Times, a “compelling figure on the podium” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and “a dynamic music director” by Rochester CITY Newspaper.

Stare’s recent seasons have seen a number of highly anticipated debuts with orchestras around the world, including performances with the Baltimore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic. This season, he makes his debut in November with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra leading a program of Wagner, Liszt, and Sibelius, followed by his return to the St. Louis Symphony in December.


He made his debut with the Grant Park Music Festival in July 2015, and returned to the New World Symphony in 2016. Stare’s frequent collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago began with his debut in 2012 conducting performances of Hansel and Gretel; he returned in 2013 to lead Die Fledermaus, and again in November 2014 to lead Porgy and Bess to rave reviews. Following his critically acclaimed debut with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2013 conducting Il Tabarro and Pagliacci, Stare returned to OTSL the next season for performances of Dialogues of the Carmelites. He made his debut with the Washington National Opera conducting Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’amore in 2014. Stare served as resident conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2012. In 2009, he made his highly successful Carnegie Hall debut with the orchestra, stepping in at the last minute to lead H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein! The 2013–14 season saw his return to the Atlanta and Detroit symphony orchestras, as well as his debuts with the Syracuse Symphoria, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Naples Philharmonic with Lang Lang as soloist. Other recent engagements include the Houston, Québec, and Dallas symphonies, as well as numerous engagements with the Saint Louis Symphony where he served as a regular guest conductor on the orchestra’s 2012–13 Family, Special Event, and Subscription series. Stare was trained as a trombonist at The Juilliard School in Manhattan. At 18, he was appointed principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has performed as an orchestral musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others. As a soloist, he has concertized in both the U.S. and Europe.


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JEFF TYZIK Principal Pops Conductor

In his 23 years as principal pops conductor for the RPO, Tyzik has written more than 200 arrangements, orchestrations, and compositions for orchestra. In the 2015–16 season, Tyzik premiered a new violin concerto written for RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde on the Philharmonics Series. He opened the 2016–17 Pops season with an all-Gershwin program featuring pianist Jon Nakamatsu, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CD release featuring Nakamatsu that climbed to #3 on the Billboard charts.


Grammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors, recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages.

Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also serves as principal pops conductor of the Seattle Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and The Florida Orchestra. Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music.

MICHAEL BUTTERMAN Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair

Now in his 17th season as principal conductor for education and community engagement with the RPO—the first position of its kind in the United States—Butterman also is the music director of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he will appear at the Kennedy Center’s inaugural SHIFT Festival in 2017. In addition, he serves as music director of the Shreveport Symphony and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and just completed a 15-year tenure with the Jacksonville Symphony, first as associate, and then as resident conductor.


Making his mark as a model for today’s conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and to audience and community engagement.

As a guest conductor, Butterman has led many of the country’s preeminent ensembles, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Houston Symphony. In the 2016–17 season, he will return to conduct the National Symphony for three weeks of concerts at the Kennedy Center, as well as to conduct Canada’s Victoria Symphony. Other recent appearances include performances with the symphonies of Oregon, Phoenix, Kansas City, Colorado, Charleston, Hartford, San Antonio, Syracuse, New Mexico, Santa Fe, California, Louisiana, Spokane, El Paso, Mobile, and WinstonSalem, as well as the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Pensacola Opera, and Asheville Lyric Opera. Summer appearances include Tanglewood, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Ohio Light Opera, and the Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia. His work has been featured in six nationwide broadcasts on public radio’s Performance Today, and can be heard on two CDs recorded for the Newport Classics label and on a disc in which he conducts the Rochester Philharmonic and collaborates with actor John Lithgow.

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Join us for our 40th Season!

Artistic Directors: Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr Artist in Residence: Jon Nakamatsu

Bach to the Future

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Sun., March 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Sun., April 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Both concerts at the Performance Hall at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Ave.

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Maintaining and operating the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Founded in 1923 — Incorporated in 1930)

RPO Board of Directors

EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS Ralph P. Craviso Jules L. Smith, Esq. President & CEO Chairperson of the Board Ingrid A. Stanlis Chairperson-Elect Ralph P. Craviso President & CEO

2016–17 Season

Ilene L. Flaum Vice Chairperson


Dr. Dawn F. Lipson Immediate Past Chairperson

Robert A. Woodhouse Treasurer

Dr. Jamal J. Rossi Dean, Eastman School of Music

Mark Siwiec Secretary

Anna Steltenpohl Orchestra Representative

Dr. Dawn F. Lipson Immediate Past Chairperson

W. Craig Sutherland Orchestra Representative

(TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2018) La Marr J. Jackson, Esq. David Lane Michael Pietropaoli Christopher N. Pipa Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld Katherine T. Schumacher Jules L. Smith, Esq. Deborah Wilson (TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2019) Dr. Steven E. Feldon Marjorie L. Goldstein Dr. Sandra S. Johnson Mark Siwiec Ingrid A. Stanlis Jason Thomas Steven H. Whitman Robert A. Woodhouse

Jules L. Smith, Esq. Chairperson of the Board

David C. Heiligman Chairperson, Honorary Board

(TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2020) Stephen B. Ashley Dr. Andrew J. Elliot Ilene L. Flaum Michael Gioja Michael B. Millard Elizabeth F. Rice

HONORARY BOARD David C. Heiligman Chairperson Nancy & Harry Beilfuss James M. Boucher Paul W. Briggs William L. Cahn Catherine B. Carlson Louise Epstein Joan Feinbloom Betsy Friedman Patrick Fulford Ronald A. Furman Mary M. Gooley A. Thomas Hildebrandt Marie Kenton Dr. James E. Koller Harold A. Kurland, Esq. Cricket and Frank Luellen Elizabeth F. Rice Nathan J. Robfogel, Esq. Jon L. Schumacher, Esq. Katherine T. Schumacher Betty Strasenburgh Josephine S. Trubek Suzanne D. Welch Patricia C. Wilder

PAST RPO CHAIRPERSONS 1930–32: Edward G. Miner* 1932–34: Simon N. Stein* 1934–38: George E. Norton* 1938–41: Leroy E. Snyder* 1941–42: Frank W. Lovejoy* 1942–43: Bernard E. Finucane* 1943–46: L. Dudley Field* 1946–48: Edward S. Farrow, Jr. * 1948–51: Joseph J. Myler* 1951–52: Joseph F. Taylor* 1952–55: Raymond W. Albright* 1955–57: Arthur I. Stern* 1957–59: Thomas H. Hawks* 1959–61: Walter C. Strakosh* 1962–63: Ernest J. Howe* 1963–65: O. Cedric Rowntree* 1965–67: Frank E. Holley * 1967–69: Thomas C. Taylor* 1969–71: Thomas H. Miller* 1971–72: Mrs. Frederick J. Wilkens* 1972–73: Edward C. McIrvine 1973–74: Robert J. Strasenburgh* 1974–75: John A. Santuccio 1975–76: Robert J. Strasenburgh* 1976–78: Dr. Louis Lasagna* 1978–80: Edward C. McIrvine 1980–82: Peter L. Faber 1982–84: Paul F. Pagerey* 1984–85: Peter L. Waasdorp* 1986–89: Robert H. Hurlbut* 1989–91: Paul W. Briggs 1991–93: Karen Noble Hanson 1993–95: Ronald E. Salluzzo 1995–98: A. Thomas Hildebrandt 1998–00: Harold A. Kurland, Esq. 2000–04: David C. Heiligman 2004–06: Ingrid A. Stanlis 2006–09: James M. Boucher 2009–11: Suzanne D. Welch 2011–13: Elizabeth F. Rice 2013–15: Dr. Dawn F. Lipson * Deceased

The RPO expresses its gratitude to all those who have served as Honorary Board members in the past.

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MAR 2 7:30 PM SAT


Ward Stare, conductor Ingrid Fliter, piano



Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 “Black Swan”


Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

7:00 30:00

Maestoso Larghetto Allegro vivace Ingrid Fliter, piano Ingrid Fliter will perform on a Steinway piano donated in honor of Jon Nakamastu, a special friend of the RPO.


Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68



Un poco sostenuto - Allegro Andante sostenuto Un poco allegretto e grazioso Adagio - Più andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio


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JOHANNES BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 “Black Swan” b. Hamburg, Germany May 7, 1833 d. Vienna, Austria April 3, 1897 Orchestrated by Bright Sheng (b. Shanghai, China, December 6, 1955)

Right at the end of his creative life (1892−93), Brahms composed four sets of brief, mostly reflective piano pieces. They are concentrated and intimate, like the pages of a diary. Reflecting the musical thoughts of a mature, retrospective, and creative artist, these late intermezzos, capriccios, romances, rhapsodies, and ballads are filled with sentiment, but are never sentimental. They are also straightforward in form. Although their textures are full, there’s scarcely a decorative note in any of them. Brahms capably met the This is the first performance challenge of expressing himself clearly in a short time. Composer by the RPO Bright Sheng prepared this transcription of the wistful Intermezzo in A Major in 2010. In it, he impressively recreated the rich orchestral style that Brahms was conveying during the period when he composed this music.

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 b. Zelazowa Wola, Poland March 1, 1810 d. Paris, France October 17, 1849

Chopin composed his two piano concertos between 1829 and 1830, at the end of his teens. Due to a delay in publishing, they appeared in the reverse order of their composition. Therefore, the Concerto in F Minor, though labeled No. 2, is actually the earlier piece.

First performed by the RPO March 11, 1926; Eugene Goossens, conductor Sandor Vas, piano

At the time he composed it, he was in the midst of his first important love affair. The object of his regard was a gifted singer, Konstancja Gladkowska. Naturally his feelings made themselves felt in his music. He wrote to a friend, “I have already found my ideal, whom I worship faithfully and sincerely. Six months have elapsed, and I haven’t yet exchanged a syllable with her of whom I dream every night—she who was in my mind when I composed the slow movement of my concerto.” It received its premiere in Warsaw shortly after he completed it. Chopin himself was the soloist, making his public debut in his nation’s capitol. The concert won him considerable success.

Last performed by the RPO January 31, 2004; Christopher Seaman, conductor Jon Nakamatsu, piano

In typical early Romantic fashion, the first movement begins with a lengthy orchestral introduction. It presents the two main themes, and sets the music’s overall tone of poetic melancholy. The second movement is one of Chopin’s loveliest creations, flowing straight from his love stricken heart. The finale, brisk but never overstated, features hints of Polish flavored dance music. It gradually discards its early traces of emotional uncertainty to end the concerto in a totally carefree atmosphere.


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JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

First performed by the RPO January 16, 1924; Albert Coates, conductor

Last performed by the RPO Brahms needed many years to develop November 13, 2010; his own, individual approach to Larry Rachleff, conductor symphonic writing. A large part of his difficulty sprang from his awe of Beethoven, even though many of his supporters and colleagues—including the celebrated musical couple, Robert and Clara Schumann—saw him as Beethoven’s true symphonic heir. “I shall never write a symphony,” he told a friend, conductor Hermann Levi. “You have no idea how the likes of us feel when we hear the tramp of a giant like him behind us.” Time and circumstance eventually convinced Brahms to renounce that vow. When he was 21, his first hearing of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony so overwhelmed him that he set out to compose a symphony of his own. His sketches refused to fit that form, so he ended up using them in his Piano Concerto No. 1 and A German Requiem. Several years and several pieces later (the two charming serenades included), the Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (1873) finally proclaimed that Brahms had arrived at a unique and commanding orchestral style, one where warmth and body of sound take precedence over instrumental color for its own sake. Meanwhile, he had been working on his official first symphony. He finally felt it ready to be heard 20 years after he had begun it. The first performance in 1876 drew considerable acclaim, confirming in Brahms’s mind that he possessed the necessary skills to follow in Beethoven’s footsteps as a great composer of symphonic music. Brahms’s admirers included the eminent conductor Hans von Bülow. It was he who grouped Brahms together with Bach and Beethoven as the ‘Three Great B’s of Music.’ He and others expanded upon this adulation by referring to Brahms’s First Symphony as ‘Beethoven’s Tenth.’ Though Brahms may not have appreciated the comparison, in certain senses it was inescapable. The symphony’s atmosphere of victory through struggle, for example, links it with Beethoven’s symphonic ideals, especially with those expressed in his Fifth. Brahms’s use of a chorale-like melody in the finale also calls Beethoven’s Ninth to mind. As was to be the case with each of his four symphonies, in No. 1 Brahms set forth the main weight of his arguments in the first and last movements. Each is prefaced by an introduction in slow tempo. The one that begins the symphony sets the somber, dramatic mood which also characterizes the more vigorous but equally austere first movement proper. The second movement offers a restful interlude, one with scarcely a moment of contrasting drama. Even though the third movement is hardly a scherzo, it provides a breath of fresh, lighter air to balance what has preceded it. At this point in the piece, listeners may be wondering where this sequence of moods is leading. At first, Brahms withheld his answer. He began his finale with a prelude that is virtually as stark in tone as the one which opened the first movement. Its fatalistic grumblings are quickly dispelled by the heartfelt chorale melody that is the principal theme of the finale’s main body. Brahms acknowledged its familial relationship to the Ode to Joy theme from Beethoven’s Ninth. He built this movement with vast architectural and instrumental skill as the symphony unfolds towards its heartening conclusion. © 2017 Don Anderson. All rights reserved.

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artists Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists and the only woman to have received this honor, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.


Ingrid Fliter, piano

Ingrid Fliter

She made her American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore award. Since then she has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco, Toronto, St. Louis, Detroit, National, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Seattle, Vancouver, Puerto Rico, Utah, and Nashville symphonies, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra among others. In Europe and Asia, she has performed with orchestras and in recital in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne, and Tokyo, and participated in festivals such as La Roque D’Antheron, Prague Autumn, and The World Pianist Series in Tokyo. 2016−17 season highlights include her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, reengagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and New World symphonies and her RPO debut; her Philadelphia recital debut; and tour of Spain with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Fliter’s two all-new Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the preeminent Chopin interpreters. Her most recent recording features the first Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Linn Records.

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23    


Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso Andantino semplice Allegro con fuoco Natasha Paremski, piano Natasha Paremski will perform on a Steinway piano donated in honor of Jon Nakamastu, a special friend of the RPO.

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky



Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44


Lento - Piu vivo Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro vivace Allegro


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SEAN SHEPHERD Magiya “An exciting composer of the new American generation” (The New York Times), Sean Shepherd has quickly gained admiration and return engagements with major ensembles and performers across This is the first performance the U.S. and Europe. His tenure as the Daniel R. Lewis Composer by the RPO Fellow of the Cleveland Orchestra culminated with the premiere of Tuolumne in April 2013, written for conductor Franz Welser-Möst and the Orchestra. His education includes degrees in composition and bassoon performance from Indiana University, a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and doctoral work at Cornell University with Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky. (Reprinted by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes.) b. Reno, Nevada 1979

His composition Magiya was commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Valery Gergiev conducted the premiere at SUNY Purchase College on November 7, 2013. The composer has written the following introduction. “In anticipation of my new piece for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in its inaugural season and tour with the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, my thoughts naturally drifted eastwards. In writing a piece to precede two pillars of the Russian repertoire, and to be performed also in cities in Russia, I immediately thought of so much music that I adore in the great tradition of the Russian overture —from those of Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet through those of Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, and many of the 20th century, including Shostakovich’s “Festive” Overture. I also find myself drawn to a specifically Russian sense of magic—or magiya—in the stories, folklore, and literature (old and new) of the country, a kind that often gets no explanation or justification as a ‘normal’, everyday magic. When these tales find their way to the stage (as, for example, in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel and Stravinsky’s Petrushka), some of the most colorful and most exotic (and some of my favorite) music of the age is the result. Magiya is a celebration of a wonderful new orchestra and an exciting tour, and is a humble nod to a brilliant musical tradition.”

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 b. Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia May 7, 1840 d. St. Petersburg, Russia November 6, 1893 First performed by the RPO December 12, 1923; Vladimir Shavitch, conductor Tina Lerner, piano Last performed by the RPO July 14, 2012; Arild Remmereit, conductor Joyce Yang, piano


This ever-popular concerto caused a rift between Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rubinstein. After composing it over the year-end holidays of 1874−75, Tchaikovsky played it through for Rubinstein, an accomplished pianist. To Tchaikovsky’s horror, Rubinstein condemned every aspect of the piece. Tchaikovsky made a few changes in response to Rubinstein’s comments, but he refused to undertake anything like the massive overhaul Rubinstein suggested. Perhaps fearing that the concerto might meet with a frosty reception in front of his friends and colleagues, he arranged for German pianist Hans von Bülow to give the premiere in America. The first performance took place in Boston in October 1875. Tchaikovsky needn’t have worried, the concerto scored a sensational triumph, launching it onto the path to its indestructible popularity.

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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, continued from pg 22. The broad canvas of the opening movement begins with a sweeping introductory section. The balance of this movement contrasts a lively first theme with a pair of wistful, haunting countersubjects. An elaborate development section ushers in a substantial, dramatic solo cadenza. A brief, forceful coda concludes the movement. The outer panels of the slow movement are all wistfulness and tender romance, framing a bright, tripping middle section that quotes a popular French song, Il faut s’amuser et rire (We must enjoy ourselves and laugh). The finale bursts forth with a vigorous Ukrainian folk tune, then melts into one of those lyrical tunes so typical of Tchaikovsky. A thunderous climax and a scampering conclusion bring the concerto home.

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44 When Leopold Stokowski conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in the premiere of Rachmaninoff ’s Third Symphony on November 9, 1936, it drew a disappointing response from audiences and press alike. Some found it too much of an advance on his earlier works; others, not enough. Concert performances remain rare, though like other previously neglected Rachmaninoff compositions, the reputation of this elegant, ingenious, and often surprising work has grown significantly over the last 30 years.

b. Oneg, Russia March 20, 1873 d. Beverly Hills, California March 28, 1943 First perfomed by the RPO January 20, 1944; José Iturbi, conductor Last performed by the RPO May 5, 2010; Rossen Milanov, conductor

The entire work is bound together by a theme that recurs in various guises and transformations in each movement. This chant-like motto appears quietly at the very opening. The first main theme of the movement is a questioning idea scored for oboes and bassoons. The cellos introduce the second subject, a meltingly nostalgic melody that extends Rachmaninoff ’s run of gorgeous, ultra-romantic themes. It might have been expected to fade away wistfully. Instead, it gathers momentum and expands into an exultant, full-throated climax. In the main body of the movement, Rachmaninoff focuses solely on developing the first theme. He achieves this with impressive variety. In emotional terms, the treatment displays great bitterness and borders on violence, climaxing in a march-like episode bedecked with percussion. The main theme returns, its wistful longing intensified, before the movement comes to rest, in delicately scored exhaustion. The slow movement once again opens and closes with the motto. It appears initially on the horns, filigreed with harp accompaniment, to introduce the romantic reverie of the outer panels. Stirrings of restlessness insinuate themselves, at last welling up to introduce the brisk, quasi-satiric and flashingly scored central panel. An abbreviated, less opulent version of the opening panel closes the movement, pizzicato motto and all. Optimism radiates from the bright, energetic opening of the finale. Shadows begin to spring up soon afterwards in this episodic movement, however, through the menacing return of the motto. Rachmaninoff uses the first melody as the theme for an athletic fugue. The finale’s opening theme returns in its original, vivacious form. After a substantial passage characterized by meditation, the movement gradually banishes the shadows and, regaining the fervor with which it began, powers forward to a resounding conclusion. © 2017 Don Anderson. All rights reserved.

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artists James Feddeck, guest conductor BENJAMIN EALOVEGA

James Feddeck is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and remarkable conductors of today, impressing orchestras with his innate talent and outstanding musicianship on both sides of the Atlantic. Last season, Feddeck made his subscription series debut with the James Feddeck Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Over the last few seasons Feddeck has made a number of significant North American and European debuts, including with the Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto, and City of Birmingham symphonies; and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, San Francisco, Los Angeles Chamber, and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras; as well as Berlin and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.

2016-17 season highlights and beyond include debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, and National Symphony orchestras, as well as with Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Orchestre National de France. Feddeck will also return to the Residentie Orkest and Hallé, Royal Scottish National, RTÉ National Symphony, and BBC Symphony orchestras. His last appearance with the RPO was in 2014. Winner of the prestigious Solti Conducting Award in 2013, Feddeck is a former assistant in Cleveland, where he conducted subscription concerts and two operas to critical acclaim. He received the Aspen Conducting Prize in 2008. In addition to his conducting, Feddeck is an accomplished organist and has performed recitals throughout Europe and North America.


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artists Natasha Paremski, piano Pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She was awarded several prestigious prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of Natasha Paremski eighteen, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, and the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year. In 2012 she recorded Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff ’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabien Gabel on the orchestra’s label distributed by Naxos. She has performed with major orchestras in North America including the Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, Virginia, Oregon, and Colorado symphonies; and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, NAC Orchestra in Ottawa, and the Minnesota Orchestra. This is her RPO debut. She also tours with orchestras in Europe such as the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth, Vienna’s Tonkünstler Orchester, Royal Scottish National, Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre de Nancy, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester in Zurich, and the Moscow Philharmonic. With a strong focus on new music, Paremski’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. In the 2010−11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which was also included in her solo album. Born in Moscow, she moved to the U.S. at the age of eight. She is now based in New York.

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Michael Butterman, conductor

2 PM

The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair


Steven Stull, narrator


Aladdin Suite


I. Oriental March


Mother Goose Suite


II. Tom Thumb (Petit Poucet)


Children’s Corner Suite


IV. The Snow is Dancing


Lieutenant Kijé Suite




Mlada Suite


V. Procession of the Nobles


The Swineherd

Symphonic Tales from Around the World



Steven Stull, narrator


In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)



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artists Steven Stull, narrator CRS BARN STUDIO

A frequent guest artist with the RPO since 1998, Steven Stull most recently performed with the Orchestra in December for the OrKIDStra holiday special concert. With the RPO he has performed music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster, and Jeff Tyzik. He has also appeared with Steven Stull Glimmerglass Opera, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Artpark, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Kyrgyz State Opera, and with orchestras in Ithaca, Buffalo, Anchorage, Binghamton, Erie, Jacksonville, and Norwalk. He also sang in more than 40 performances with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

Stull has appeared in nearly 80 performances with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and can be heard on their recordings Home for the Holidays and Tales from the West Virginia Hills. Other recordings include The Pulse of an Irishman- Irish and Scottish Songs arranged by Beethoven, Opera Cowpokes, and Christmas from the Heart of New York. He is heard as the Wolf in the recording of Grant Cooper’s Boyz in the Wood with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Recent and upcoming performances include Song of the Wolf with West Virginia Symphony, Charles Rosen in Steven Stucky’s opera The Classical Style, and Monterone in Rigoletto with Syracuse Opera. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Oberlin College Conservatory, Stull co-directs the CRS Barn Studio with choreographer Jeanne Goddard. Together they present an eclectic series of music and dance performances on the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm overlooking Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, N.Y. His numerous recordings are available from



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Jeff Tyzik, conductor The Hot Sardines Elizabeth Bougerol, vocalist, washboard Evan Palazzo, pianist, bandleader Herb Smith, trumpet Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair

The Hot Sardines


Ramon Ricker, saxophone David Bruestle, trombone

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Swing that Music Herb Smith, trumpet and vocals


Jelly Rolly Morton Suite Kenneth Grant, clarinet Herb Smith, trumpet David Bruestle, trombone


I’m just Wild About Harry

MONACO & MCCARTHY You Made Me Love You ARR. BERLIN Ramon Ricker, saxophone GERSHWIN ARR. DARRAH


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I Love Paris Comes Love What A Little Moonlight Can Do Dinah After You’ve Gone Wake Up in Paris Some of These Days Goin’ Crazy With The Blues Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Bourbon St. Parade




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The Hot Sardines Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. In the last two years, the New York City-based group has played more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London, been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and played to sold-out crowds in Manhattan venues such as Joe’s Pub and the Bowery Ballroom. They have released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally. Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. Influenced by such greats as Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center. The Hot Sardines’ self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as “one of the best jazz albums of 2014,” spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the Top 10. In New York City, The Hot Sardines draw a young audience. In the rest of the country, multi-generations come to enjoy the music. In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve, and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old.

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VIVACE ($10,000–$14,999) Anonymous Mr. Roger L Anderson Stephen & Janice Ashley William L. & Ruth P. Cahn Ralph Craviso Mary Cowden William Eggers & Deborah McLean Andrew & Juli Elliot Mr. & Mrs. James T. Englert Joan Feinbloom

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Feldon Ronald Fielding Mike and Tabatha Gioja Marjorie and Julian Goldstein Jody & Bruce Hellman Marie & Charlie Kenton Jim & Marianne Koller Jane Labrum David and Nancy Lane Dan & Kiki Mahar

Mrs. Richard Palermo Sandra A. Parker & John M. Summers Christopher and Elaine Pipa Sherman Levey & Deborah Ronnen Mark Siwiec & Duffy Palmer Eugene P. Toy Steven & Christine Whitman Robert A. Woodhouse Drs. Seth Zeidman and Eva Pressman

ALLEGRO ($5,000–$9,999) Anonymous (2) Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. & Steven Hess Miriam H. Ackley David J. Allen Marlene Alva in memory of Ruth G. Alva Nancy & Harry Beilfuss Carol & John Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Briggs Mr. & Mrs. Harlan D. Calkins Paul and Mary Callaway Catherine B. Carlson Norris Carlson Betsy & John Carver Joan & Paul Casterline

Joyce Crofton Alison & John Currie Dr. Eric Dreyfuss Janet & Roger Gram Ms. Anne R Guenther* Howard T. Hallowell III David & Barrie Heiligman Tom & Nan Hildebrandt Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt Norman Horton Dr. Sandra Johnson Mrs. Sheila Konar Ernest and Sarah Krug Harold & Christine Kurland

Joanne Lang Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr. Mr. Lawrence Martling William P. McCarrick Deanne Molinari Kathy and John Purcell Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Reed Dr. Suzanne H. Rodgers Daniel & Charlotte Ryan M Sandra & Richard Stein David & Grace Strong Krestie Utech Robin & Michael Weintraub

ANDANTE CIRCLE ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous (3) Allan Anderson Elaine Anderson Bob and Jody Asbury John and Mary Bartholomew Drs. Eric and Edie Bieber Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Bielaska, Jr. Judith M. Binder and Barbara Erbland Stuart & Betsy Bobry Robert Brown Barbara & John Bruning Mr. Roger Buckman and Ms. Jane Ellen Bailey Mary Ellen Burris Alan L. Cameros Philip & Jeanne Carlivati Margaret J. Carnall Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Chapman Mary Ellen Clark Dr. John Condemi Jeff & Sue Crane Richard & Michele Decker

Elaine Del Monte Michele Dryer Frederick Dushay, in Memoriam for Anita B. Dushay Larry & Kas Eldridge John R. Ertle Robert P. Fordyce in Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Fordyce Dr. & Mrs. Elmar Frangenberg Carolyn & Roger Friedlander Betsy Friedman Shirley B. and Kevin Frick Helen & Dan Fultz Patty & Dick George Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ginsberg Warren & June Glaser Rob W. Goodling Debbie and Michael Gordon Jean Gostomski George & Mary Hamlin Warren & Joyce Heilbronner Elizabeth & John T. Hessney

Andrew & Kathleen Holt Dr. Jack & Harriette Howitt Mrs. Robert D. Hursh Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Ierardi La Marr J. Jackson, Esq. Leslie H. Jacobs Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz Daryl & Charles Kaplan Norman & Judith Karsten Kathryn Kelleher Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Robert J. Kennedy Richard & Karen Knowles Myrta & Robert Knox Marcy & Ray Kraus in loving memory of Dr. Allan & Charlotte Kraus Dr. & Mrs. Hobart A. Lerner Gay & Don Lenhard John & Dolores Loftus Edith M. Lord Swaminathan & Janice Madhu Bruce & Eleanor McLear Mr. & Mrs. James R. McMillen

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ANDANTE CIRCLE ($2,500–$4,999) CONTINUED Susan A. Raub Duane & Ida Miller Doria Scortichini & Chris Ritchlin James E. and Janet L. Morris John B. Rumsey Mr. & Mrs. Philip Neivert Paul and Brigid Ryan Paul Marc and Pamela Miller Ness Drs. Carl & O.J. Sahler Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely Ron & Sharon Salluzzo Sara L. Niemeyer Libba & Wolf Seka Drs. Avice & Timothy O’Connor Richard & Vicki Schwartz Bernard & Molly Panner Nancy A. Skelton Karen A. Petras Janet Buchanan Smith Brock & Sandra Powell Glenna Spindelman Andrew and Alice Publow Mrs. Andrea Stewart William & Barbara Pulsifer

PHILHARMONIC FRIENDS ADAGIO CIRCLE ($1,000–$2,499) Anonymous (13) Daniel C. Abbas Dr. G Richard and Elaine Abbott Mrs. Martin Abkowitz Robert E. & Carol G. Achilles Barbara & David Ackroyd Edward & Joan After Carol Aldridge Dr. & Mrs. Henry W. Altland Stephanie & Geoffrey Amsel Marvin & Frederica Amstey Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Angevine, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George M. Angle Allegra Angus Dave & Jan Angus Peter Arcadi Mr. & Mrs. Mehdi N. Araghi Domenic & Hilary Argentieri M Edward and Ruth Atwater Betsy Ann Balzano Mr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Bates Steve & Anne Bauer John & Kristine Bouyoucos Judith Boyd Simon & Josephine Braitman Louis and Susan Brescia Claire M. Brown Josh & Beth Bruner Josephine Buckley Patrick and Irene Burke Sharon & Philip Burke Chris & Tom Burns Ann Burr & A. Vincent Buzard Michael B. Gehl & Jeffrey Caruso William T. Chandler Margaret & Donald Cherr Mr. Dale Clark Lorraine W. Clarke Sarah H. Collins* M Christine Colucci Marj & Wiles Converse Jeremy A. Cooney, Esq. John M. Coulter Mrs. Nancy G. Curme Linda Wells Davey Judith & Joseph Darweesh David F. Dean Bonnie & Duane DeHollander Jacques & Monique Delettrez Stephanie & Douglas Dickman Tex & Nicki Doolittle Gail & Douglas Doonan William & Cynthia Dougherty M Marilyn Drumm Dr. & Mrs. James Durfee Rose Duver Ellen & Lester Eber Carol & Tom Elliott

Mohsen Emami, M.D. Louise W. Epstein Gerald G. Estes Trevor & Elizabeth Ewell Larry Faulker Sherman & Anne Farnham Samuel J. & Marsha R. Fico Thomas & Janet Fink Gail R. Flugel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Forsyth Jonathan Foster Ann and Steve Fox Mr. Thomas Lennox and Mrs. Margaret Freeman Harry & Marion Fulbright Marjorie & James Fulmer Johanna M. Gambino in memory of Jerry J. Gambino Dr. Richard & Josie Gangemi David and Patricia Gardner Sharon Garelick Winston E. Gaum Dr. & Mrs. David Gentile Jacquie & Andrew Germanow Mr. & Mrs. Wesley P. Ghyzel Ann Goldberg Paul & Carol Goldberg Patricia Goodwin Burton Gordon Robert & Jeanne Grace Jeanne Gray in memory of Robert C. Gray Harvey Greenberg Alan & Julie Griesinger David Louis Guadagnino Brigitte & Klaus Gueldenpfennig Susan & James Haefner Jeffrey & Lynne Halik Peggy & David Hall Joan & Alfred Hallenbeck Mrs. Laura J. Hameister Louise Harris Chris Hasenauer Gil & Judy Hawkins Richard A. Henshaw Merrill & Dianne Herrick Walter B.D. Hickey, Jr. David C. & Patricia M. Hinkle Art & Barb Hirst John & Barbara Holder Susan Holliday Dr. Robert E. Horn & Dr. Patricia Nachman Mrs. Samter Horwitz Mary Jo & Jack Hultz H. Larry & Dorothy C. Humm Agop Ispentchian Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Iwan

Bob & Gayle Stiles Catherine Toy Mr. John Urban Ann & Robert Van Niel Stephen R. Webb Dr. Sidney & Linda S. Weinstein Mary K. Welch Dr. & Mrs. Tae B. Whang Mrs. Frederick C. White Kitty J. Wise Carol Ritter Wright & William Wright *Deceased MMatching Gift

Bob & Elaine Jacobsen Miles & Silvija Jones Dr. & Mrs. Harold Kanthor Lori & Frank Karbel Patrick and Kathleen Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Mordecai Kolko Karen S. Kral Deanna & Charles Krunsenstjerna Werner & Susan Kunz David & Andrea Lambert Ross P. Lanzafame Ms. Connie Leary Nancy H. Lee John and Alice Leddy Norman* & Arlene Leenhouts Dr. Thomas Caprio & Ann Leonhardt T.C. and Pam Lewis Ken and Katherine Lindahl Jane & Jim Littwitz Mr. & Mrs. James A. Locke III Sue & Michael Lococo Mrs. Frank W. Lovejoy, Jr. Pamela Krug Maloof Joseph J. Mancini Kathryn Markakis and Geoffrey Williams Joan Markman in memory of her sister, Margaret Winters Diana Marquis Saul & Susan Marsh Mrs. Bruce P. Marshall Linda M. Marsters Frances & Robert Marx Richard & Catherine Massie Stephen Matkowsky and Elzbieta Charchalis Carol & John Matteson William & Erin McCune Gilbert Kennedy McCurdy Carol A. McFetridge Pamela McGreevy Marion & Ed Mench Pete & Sally Merrill Robert J. & Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Daniel M. Meyers Hinda & Michael Miller Jack and Laura Morrissey Morning Musicale John Muenter Ann Mulligan* Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Munson Dr. Gary & Ruth Myers Kathy & Ted Nixon Suzanne J. O’Brien William J. O’Connor, Jr. David E. Owens Mrs. Virginia S. Pacala Jane Parker & Francis Cosentino

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ADAGIO CIRCLE ($1,000–$2,499) CONTINUED Joan & Arthur Segal Patricia & Philip Parr Mr. & Mrs. Eugene P. Seymour Edward J Pettinella Ann H. Stevens & William J. Shattuck Elizabeth Phelps Wayne & Sonja Shelton Channing & Marie Philbrick Robert & Nancy Shewan Douglas & Diana Phillips Alice & Ken Slining David C. Pixley George Smith & Diane Ahlman Lee Pollan Mary Gayle Smith Vera Powley Susan and David Spector Bill & Beverly Pullis Kenneth T. & Eva M. Steadman Robert & Anne Quivey Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Stehler Nancy & Vincent Reale Judith Steinheider Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Richards Chris Stenzel Mrs. Norma Riedman Robert C. Stevens Daniel & Nancy Robbins Melissa S. Stiffler Nancy & Art Roberts Dr. Robert & Sally Jo Stookey Mrs. Stanley M. Rogoff Margaret A. Strite Thomas & Elizabeth Ross Jim Sullivan Jamal and Pam Rossi Eleanor Summers Hon. Franklin T. and Cynthia Russell Steve and Cheryl Swartout Eva P. Sauer Margaret and Charles Symington Peggy Savlov Dr. and Mrs. Henry A. Thiede William Savino J. Russell & Kathleen Thomas James G. Scanzaroli Jason Thomas Gary B. Schaefer Miriam Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Schenck Robert & Diane Tichell Peter Schott & Mary Jane Tasciotti Sonya Tierney Thomas Schumacher Eric Tillich Joan M. Schumaker Dr. and Mrs. Mark Tornatore Anthony & Gloria Sciolino Stephen & Shirley Townsend Catherine & Richard Seeger

Mrs. Schuyler Townson David and Marcia Trauernicht Dorothy Tyler Jim & Linda Varner Dr. Laura von Doenhoff Gretchen Voss Richard & Brenda Vuillequez Robert & Sandra Walker Harry & Ruth Walker Lawrence & Diane Wardlow M Skip & Karen Warren Irene & Alan Weinberg Ann Weitzel Mary Ellen Welch William D. Watson & Suzanne D. Welch Joseph Werner & Diane Smith Stephen Wershing Nancy Weyl Charles & Carolyn Whitfield Ms. Christine Wickert James H. Willey Elise & Joseph Wojciechowski Ernest Wong Elizabeth D. Woodard Charlotte J. Wright Caroline and Richard Yates Susan Zauderer Mr. & Mrs. Ted Zornow

ADVOCATE ($700–$999) Anonymous (5) Betsy & Gerald Archibald Dr. & Mrs. Donald Barrett Jeanne Beecher Hays & Karen Bell Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Blumenau Robert Boehner Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Bolger Bruce and Shirley Burritt Gary R. Chadwick Cathy Chambers David & Mary Cheeran Jane A. Capellupo Cathy Cambers Ted & Winnie Cichanowicz Jack & Barbara Clarcq Roy Czernikowski & Karin Dunnigan Dr. Salvatore & Joan Dalberth Frederick Davey Mr. James J. De Luca Nancy & Sreeram Dhurjaty Jane Dieck Paul and Karen Grover Duffy Holly K. Elwell Mrs. Walter Fallon Udo Fehn & Christine Long Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Fleckenstein George and Marie Follett Suressa & Richard Forbes John Ford John & Chris Forken Richard & Carol Fullerton Sue Gaffney Dr. & Mrs. William Grammar Barbara J. Granite Ed & Terry Grissing Michael & Joanna Grosodonia

Mrs. Robert Gulick Sharon and Mark Hamer Marilyn & Dick Hare Karen Hatch and Dirk Bernold Mrs. Robert A. Heinle Mr. Lawrence Helfer Dan & Sandy Hollands Carol E. Hopkins Earl & Mary Ingersoll Ronald & Martha Jodoin Dr. & Mrs. H. Douglas Jones Janet Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Alvie Kidd Marilyn & David Klass Clem & Mary Elizabeth Knight Glenn & Nancy Koch Paul Law Doris & Austin Leve Arthur E. Lowenthal John & Judy Lynd Sandy & Jack Maniloff Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mason Mrs. Gilbert G. McCurdy Richard McGrath Mr & Mrs John F. McNamara Nancy and Kenneth Mihalyov Onnalie Miller Jonathan Mink & Janet Cranshaw Richard & Joyce Mitchell Ilene Montana Dr. Richard & Nancy Newton Thomas W. Petrillo & William R. Reamy Ann Piato Jason Polasek Margaret Quackenbush Edward Radin Nathan & Susan Robfogel Dr. & Mrs. Gordon N. Robinson

Mrs. James A. Rockwell in Memory of Rev. James A. Rockwell Carolyn & Charles Ruffing Ron Sassone William Saunders Carol and Axel Schreiner Caroline Schultz Bruce and Laura Smoller Carol C. Shulman Laura Smoller Kathie Snyder Robert & Norma Snyder Charles H. Speirs Walter Stacker M Susan & Daniel Stare Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Strasser Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Steiner Frank & Rose Swiskey Drs. Jaimala and Krishan Thanik Jennifer Thomas Celia & Doug Topping Betsy Van Horn Jim Van Meter & Marlene Piscitelli Bill Prest Doug Cline & Lorraine Van Meter-Cline Gary & Marie VanGraafeiland Vic Vinkey John and Susan Volpel Nancy & Tom Walters Dale & Lorraine Whittington Ed and Wilma Wierenga Claes Winqvist Grace Wong-Henshaw Laura & Joel Yellin Mary Jane Proschel Karen & Sy Zivan

BENEFACTOR ($375–$699) Anonymous (8) Karen Abbas

Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Ackley Robert & Anne Allen

Norman Alling Peter & Jane Anderson

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BENEFACTOR ($375–$699) CONTINUED A. Joseph Antos Dr. and Mrs. E. David Appelbaum Bob and Jody Asbury Gloria Baciewicz Leslie Baker Priscilla Baker Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Balta Karen Bancroft Kathleen and Paul Bankey Lon Baratz M D M.J. Barclay John and Lisa Baron Tom Bartolini Asish and Susan Basu Ann Bauer Brenda Beal John and Ellen Beck Miss Anne Bell Abigail Bennett David M. Berg & Dawn K. Riedy Robert Bermudes Eric & Marcia Birken Chrystine Blackwell Mrs. Barbara Blake Lynne Blank James R. Boehler Angela Bonazinga & Catherine Lewis Erick & Nancy Bond Susan & Peter Bondy Agneta M. Borgstedt, M.D. Ann Borgstrom M Mr. and Mrs. William Boudway Jeff & Kathy Bowen Shirley Bowen & Tracy Perkins Donald & Mary Boyd Nancy & Chuck Boyer Daan Braveman Linda Bretz Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Briggs Elaine & Wayne Brigman Marilyn R. Brown Susann Brown & Terence Chrzan Wilma M. Brucker Doug & Chris Brush Nancy Brush and John Parker Al Buckner Eileen Buholtz MSarah and Edward Bullard Mary Elaine Aldoretta & Richard Burandt Debra Burgin Brian and Mary Jane Burke Mr & Mrs Bruce C Burkey Larry and Veronica Burling David J. And Margaret M. Burns Keith & Joan Calkins Paul Campbell Mary Carlton Wayne Carnall Gerard and Joanne Caschette Barbara Case John & Diane Caselli Diane & Roger Cass Richard E. Cavers Robert & Susan Chapman in memory of Lucille Giglia Bill and Victoria Cherry Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Rita Chessin Ms Ellin Chu Irene M. Churukian Victor Ciaraldi & Kathy Marchaesi Martha D Clasquin Elizabeth Claypoole Mr. & Mrs. James D. Clifford

Alan Cohen and Nancy Bloom Gloria & Pincus Cohen David & Donna Cole Mary Collins Mary Lewis Consler Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cook Walter Cooper John & Mary Crowe Jimena Cubillos Cathy Cushman & Jeff Sokol Louis & Allis D’Amanda Jerry Davidson Teri Davis Mr. Howard Decker and Mrs. Amy Hecker John & Jane DeCory Ken & Jean DeHaven Dr. Elise dePapp Theodore DeSoto Josephine Dewey Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera Celia Dilworth Wendell & Mary Discher Jacqueline Distefano Margo Dobies Donald & Stephanie Doe Warren Doerrer J. Ernest Du Bois Jane Dunham Cynthia Ebinger Joanne Eccles Dianne Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Egan Dr. Steven & Susan Eisinger Larry & Peggy Elliott Marcia L. Elwitt Mr. and Mrs. R. Clinton Emery Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Emmans Julia B. Everitt D. Craig Epperson & Dr. Beth Jelsma Karl & Paula Essler Gordon J. Estey Wolf and Carolyn Ettinger Joan & Peter Faber Janet Fernandez Dr. Paul Fine Clara S. Firth Elizabeth B. Fisher F. Peter Flihan Mrs. Timothy P. Forget Philip Franco Sandra and Neil Frankel Ruth Freeman Dr. Gary J. Friend and Mrs. Lois B. Wolff-Friend Kevin Frisch Judith Fulmer Muriel & Bob Gabbey Richard T. Galvin Jerry J. Gambino, Jr. Jill & Kent Gardner Darrell Geib Richard & Joyce Gilbert Walter Gilges Tom & Kelly Gilman Robert & Marie Ginther Andrea S. Giuffre Bruce Goldman John & Roslyn Goldman Jane Gorsline Dr. & Mrs. William Grace Ken Grant Barbara Jean Gray-Gottorff Mr. & Mrs. Newton H. Green

Russell Green Gay Jane Greene Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Griswold Mr & Mrs Michael D Grossman Mr. Robert C. Grossman Stephen Gullace Ann L. Haag Sue Habbersett Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Haggerty David & Frances Hall Mark Hamer David & MaryAnn Hamilton Nancy Hamlin Zena & Tom Hampson Martin & Sherrie Handelman Barbara & A. Michael Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Hanna Ronald W. Hansen Robert T. & Mary Ann Hargrave Karen Hart Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hasiuk Bernice Hatch Karen Hatch A. Scott Hecker Ann Hedges M Barbara & Dieter Hentschel Dr. and Mrs. Raul Herrera Carol M. Herring K.L. Hersam Florence M. Higgins Carol & Michael Hirsh Drs. Ryan and Makiko Hoefen Peter Hogan Audrey W. Holly Mr. and Mrs. Ned Holmes Tala and Mark Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. William N. Hosley Larry and Barbara Howe Mr & Mrs Elmer Humes Drs. Geza & Minou Hrazdina Marjorie S. Humphrey Richard & Joyce Humphreys Mr & Mrs Frank M Hutchins Mr. Robert S. Hyman James Iacutone Dr & Mrs Robert Isgro Dewey Jackson Bruce Jacobs Seth Jacobson Stephen Jacobstein Janet S. Jennison David & Patricia Jewell Maryanne Jones John Joyce Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Judson, Jr. Valerie & Robert Kalwas Barbara & Robert Kay Mrs. Maryel Kellogg John and Marilyn Kiesling Chari Krenis Marcella Klein & Richard Schaeffer Bob & Connie Klein Hon. Joan S. Kohout Mrs. Ellen Konar Diane S Koretz Paulina & Laurence Kovalsky Elsbeth J Kozel James Kraus Barbara & Jack Kraushaar Dr. & Mrs. Jacob Krieger Loren Kroll Kraig M. Kummer Salvatore & Sandra LaBella

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BENEFACTOR ($375–$699) CONTINUED Marlowe B Laiacona Rev. William Laird Dr. & Mrs. Leo R. Landhuis Donna M. Landry Mr & Mrs. Thomas O Lange Sally & Lou Langie Carol Laniak David G. Larimer Craig & Susan Larson Diana Lauria Kathleen Leahy Jennifer Leonard & David Cay Johnston Lenore and Marshall Lesser Dr. Pamela A. Leve Sarah F. Liebschutz Mrs. James B. Little Dr. & Mrs. Norman R. Loomis Carol C. Lovell Gift in memory of Helene P. Lovenheim Douglas* & Marcia Lowry Yufang Liu Edward J. & Kathleen L. Lynd Russell Madsen Mr. & Mrs. Achilles Mafilios Angela Mambro James & Rosa Mance James & Patricia Mangin Jeffrey C & Linda L Mapstone Rebekah & Joseph Marinelli Mr & Mrs Wayne J Mazzarella C. Thomas & Emily McCall Robert McCory Mr Michael McCusker Dick & Sandra McGavern Dr. & Mrs. Neal McNabb Mr. & Mrs. David McNair Mrs. Katie Merk McNally David McNeeley Dr. George J. McVey Margaret & Bob Mecredy Andrew & Kay Melnyk Carl Mercendetti and Valerie Maresh Jennifer Meyer Rigmor Miller Carolyn Lee Mok Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Moncrief Ms. Mary Ann Monley Jane Morale Charles Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Morgan Ann Morris Theodore H. Morse David Mosher Joseph and Linda Mulcahy Mr. & Mrs. Otto Muller-Girard Dr. Donald Munger Harold Munson George A. Schutt Michael D. Nazar Roberta & David Ness Mildred G. Ness Jason & Lea Nordhaus Joan & Beryl Nusbaum Margaret & David Oakes W. Smith & Jean O’Brien Peter Oddleifson & Kay Wallace Margie O’Jea Robert & Betty Oppenheimer Jim & Linda Orgar Mildred Ortbach Rita B. Otterbein Laurel J. Pace The Rev. Marilyle Sweet Page Dr. Vivian Palladoro

Robert J. Palmer Jonathan R. Parkes and Marcia Bornhurst Parkes Tom Passero David & Marjorie Perlman Horace Perry Mr. & Mrs. Claude Peters Ms Marilyn Petz Doug Philips Allyson and Webster H. Pilcher Mr & Mrs Richard Poduska Joyce & Victor Poleshuck Mr & Mrs Gentry W Politte Linda E. Postler H.R. Powers Beth & Lyle Prairie Dr & Mrs Edwin Przybylowicz Barry & Jean Rabson Jerry & Janice Rachfal Mary Kay & James Rahmlow Eileen Drechsler Ramos Mrs. Paul Reeves Richard Reed Stan & Anne Refermat Rene Reixach Marjorie Relin E. Rennert Mr. and Mrs. David A. Reynolds Bob & Shirley Rheinwald Gail Richeson Dr. Ramon L. and Judith S. Ricker Dr. and Mrs. Henry Richter Christopher Rider Riedman Foundation Sandra and Eugene Riley Suzanne Robinson Anne Rodgers Elizabeth & Donald Roemermann Mrs. David Romig Antonio & Patricia K. Rosati Judy & Bill Rose Dr. Harry & Ellen Rosen Dr. Gerald & Maxine Rosen Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Rosenbaum Rachel Rosen & Ron Wexler Dick & Bea Rosenbloom Beatrice Roxin, in memory of Paul Roxin Linda Rubens Dr. and Mrs. G. Theodore Ruckert Franklin Russell Tom & Ellen Rusling James Ryan Mr James R Sabey Victor E. Salerno Dr. Alvani D. & Carol M. Santos Ed & Gabriel Saphar Madelyn Sasso Susan Scanlon & Croft K. Hangartner George J Schwartz, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schenkel Paul & Barbara Schmied Dr. & Mrs. Michael Schneider Suzanne & Michael Schnittman Nancy & David Schraver David & Naomi Schrier William C. Schultz Steven Schwartz & Alice Tariot Terry K. Schwartz Theresa Seil Katie Sejba David & Susan Senise Rich Sensenbach Mr. & Mrs. Earl H. Sexton Dr. Paul & Kathy Shapiro

Robert Hallstrom & Lily Shaw Kelly M. Shea Philip Sheils Ruth Sheldon Mary E. Sherman Robert and Nancy Shewan Mr. & Mrs. Michael O. Shipley Deepak Shukla Mrs. Shirley Shumway Myron Silver Myron S. Silver & Rivka Chatman Naomi Silver Cathy Demers and Gary Simpson Joseph Simpson Daniel & Sarah Singal David and Elizabeth Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith Carol Snook in Memory of Richard Snook Janet H. Sorensen Patricia Southcombe Ms. Suzanne Spencer Jean & Harold Stacey Daniel Stare Donna Stein Ron and Alison Steinmiller Georgine & James Stenger Mr. & Mrs. David Stern Richard & Gwen Sterns Elizabeth and Robert Sterrett Kevin Stone & Nancy Atwood-Stone Mr. Elmar Strazds Anne Sullivan John & Barbara Szulgit Yoshiko Tamura & Bruce M. Lee Mark Taubman Jonathan G. Terry Eric Thompson Frank Torchio Bill & Mary Anna Towler Patrick Toy Mimi & Sam Tilton John & Betty Travis Mr & Mrs George Treier William J. Tribelhorn J. Michael & Sally Turner John & Janet Tyler Eugene and Gloria Ulterino John R Unson Ms Sheree Usiatynski Tom Van Strydonck Charles W. VanBuren Roger & Jeanette Van Wormer Margaret Vanas Wayne & Anne Vander Byl Thomas & Jeanne Verhulst Jo Ann F Vierthaler Robert Vosteen Ellen Wagner Brian Waldmiller Mrs. Herbert Watkins Debra Watson Janet & Jeff Waxman Pierce & Elizabeth Webb Mr. & Mrs. David K. Weber Sandra Weber Betsy and Peter Webster Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Wegman Ann D. Weintraub Richard & Shirley Wersinger Carol Whitbeck Robert White Jean Grant Whitney Gary W. Wicks

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BENEFACTOR ($375–$699) CONTINUED John Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. William Wilcox Mr. John Williams and Mr. Chuck Lundeen Leonore & Lee Wiltse Carol Wischmeyer

Mrs. Mary Alice Wolf Charles & Susan Wolfe Beatrice and Michael Wolford Gary & Judith Wood Peter Woods Charlotte Wright

Jeffrey G. Wright Kevin & Trude Wright Eileen M. Wurzer Linda and Robert G. Wyman Lawrence and Susan Yovanoff Carol Zajkowski *Deceased


Tribute gifts are a special way to remember loved ones or commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, or graduations. If you would like to make a memorial or honorarium gift, please contact Rachel Boucher at 585.454.7311 x249 IN MEMORY OF… Celeste Eselgroth Edna and David Hamlin

Beatrice J. Roxin Patricia and Keith Stott


Sidney Killmer Richard Killmer Marjorie Relin and Cary Ratcliff

Al Serenati RPO Ushers

Christopher Warren Green Ben Lichtin

Norman Spindelman Ms. Sharon Badura Mrs. Kristine T. Bouyoucos Anne and William Buckingham Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Judith Burkitt Annett and Marvin L. Eisenstein Mr. and Dr. Vicent Ferrero Mr. Thomas Lennox and Mrs. Margaret Freeman Reuben and Rose Marie Ortenberg Joanne Prives Bea and Richard Rosenbloom William Savino Robert and Letty Gail Schacht Marcia Stevenson Charles and Helen Valenza

Olita Pavero and Boris Zapesochny Richard and Sherry Smith

Elaine Kraus James Kraus Jacques Lipson Judy and Stuart Kaplan Bruce D. McNeill John McNeil Elizabeth Mear Grace Fetter Sidney and Elizabeth Mear Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Breitung DeVon and Cheryl Smith Verna Rex Dorothea Bivone Tom and Carol Elliott

THE CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN CONDUCTOR LAUREATE CHAIR The Christopher Seaman Chair is supported by funds from Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society, recognized below. We sincerely appreciate the support of these most generous patrons, who made it possible to honor former Music Director Christopher Seaman’s 13 dedicated years in a very special way. *Deceased

GOLD BATON ($100,000) Barbara & Patrick Fulford PODIUM ($50,000–$99,999) Joan & Harold* Feinbloom CONCERTMASTER ($25,000–$49,999) Anonymous (2) Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Hurlbut, Sr. Cricket & Frank Luellen PRINCIPAL ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous (2) Lisa Brubaker, James Viscardi, Louise Woerner & Don Kollmorgen Paul Donnelly William Eggers & Deborah McLean Louise W. Epstein Ronald & Donna* Fielding Steven Hess & Sarah Atkinson, M.D. Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Hursh Harold & Christine Kurland Ann Mowris Mulligan* Kathy & John Purcell

Robin Lehman & Marie Rolf Elizabeth & Larry Rice Nick & Susan Robfogel Ingrid Stanlis Drs. Richard & Gwen Sterns Frank* & Mary Lou* Stotz CONDUCTOR LAUREATE SUPPORTERS John & Carol Bennett Paul & Bea Briggs David & Barrie Heiligman Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Jim & Marianne Koller Drs. Jacques* & Dawn Lipson Nannette Nocon & Karl Wessendorf Charles H. Owens Peggy Savlov Jon & Katherine Schumacher Joel Seligman Suzanne D. Welch & William D. Watson Robin & Michael Weintraub Deborah Wilson

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ADMINISTRATION Ralph P. Craviso, President and CEO Ronald L. Steinmiller, Chief Operating Officer Ellen Beck, Executive Assistant

2016–17 Season

RPO Staff

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS & EDUCATION Richard Decker, Vice President of Artistic Administration Barbara Brown, Director of Education Rebecca Sealander, Concert Production Manager Yunn-Shan Ma, Conducting Fellow Weiting Zhong* DEVELOPMENT Domenic Argentieri, Vice President of Development Jason V. Polasek, Director of Donor Relations Mark Zeger, Manager of Institutional Giving Robert Dermody, Manager of Major Gifts Kimberly Cenzi, Manager of Annual Giving Kathy Miller, Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator Rachel M. Boucher, Development Associate Amanda J. Glann, Development Assistant Madison Hornick* Rennie Cotner* FINANCE Mark Pignagrande, Finance Manager Nancy Atwood-Stone, Director of Information Systems Irene Shaffer, Manager of Human Resources Simona R. Benenati, Office Administrator

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Robert Sweibel, Interim Vice President of Marketing & Communications Kathryn Judd, Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Shippers, Communications Manager Sally Cohen PR, Publicist ^ PATRON SERVICES CENTER Edward W. Solorzano, Director Teddy Sainphor, Manager Emily Gisleson, Assistant Manager Jenni Kohler, Direct Sales Manager David T. Meyer +, House Manager Olivia Case +, Senior Sales Representative Fabrice Broyld + Abby Chapman-Duprey + Patrick Corvington + Gabe Havalack + Kari Swenson + Paulina Swierczek + Troy Tette + ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC LEAGUE Laura Morihara +, RPL Administrator ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Irene Narotksy +, Manager Susan Basu +, Co-Manager Kaley Harman *

+ Part Time * Intern ^ Consultant

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra SUN




Mahler’s Magic Side-by-Side Concert with the RPO Program: Von Suppé’s Poet & Peasant Overture Mahler 1 (mvts 3-4) Also featuring RPYO Concerto Competition Winners: Nick Pogharian, trombone; Epongue Ekille, violin Tickets: In advance: $15 & $10; At the door: $17 & $12. See below for purchasing options.

RPYO Annual Fundraising Gala Honoring Ruth and Bill Cahn, percussionists and educators Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a live auction Narrated percussion demonstration with historical perspective by Ruth and Bill Cahn Percussion performance by students from the Drum Joy Ensemble and ROC Drummers, directed by Ruth and Bill Cahn Chamber group performances by RPYO student musicians Tickets: Email:

$30/adults, $15/students, see below for purchasing options. Ticket sales deadline - March 18 for questions

Tickets for both events are available by calling 585-454-2100, online at, or in person at the RPO Patron Services Center.


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Interested in volunteering for the RPO? Contact Kathy Miller, Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator at (585) 454-7311 x243 or for the following opportunities: Usher: Greet, seat, and care for the patrons while attending concerts. Box Seat Concierge: Offer enhanced services and care for patrons in Box Seats. Gibbs Street Assistant: Ensure patrons safely exit their car and enter the theatre.

Give-A-Lift Program: Drive eligible patrons 55+ to and from concerts. Administrative Support: Support the RPO office on weekdays.

ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC LEAGUE Rochester Philharmonic League volunteers are ambassadors for the RPO. Our activities focus on introducing young people to classical music through RPO Education Concerts and on fostering the musical talent of our youth through Young Artist Auditions.



■ Planning and hosting the annual Young Artist Auditions

■ Open rehearsals & lunchtime conversations with RPO musicians at Music, Munch & Mingle series

■ Ushering for RPO school concerts at Kodak Hall BOARD OF DIRECTORS Eileen Ramos, President Kathleen Bankey, President Elect Mary-Ellen Perry, Secretary Paul Ness, Treasurer

■ Annual excursion to the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Joanna Bassett Marcia Bornhurst Parkes Judy DiPasquale Catherine Frangenberg Mary Ann Giglio

Sue Habbersett Cynthia Jankowski Connie Kaminski Daryl Kaplan Bonnie Kramer

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Since its founding by George Eastman in 1922, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music. Currently in its 94th year, the RPO is dedicated to maintaining its high standard of artistic excellence, unique tradition of musical versatility, and deep commitment to education and community engagement. Today, the RPO presents up to 120 concerts per year, serving nearly 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Nearly one-third of all RPO performances are educational or community-related. In addition, WXXI 91.5 FM rebroadcasts approximately 30 RPO concerts each year. For more information, visit

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TICKETS: The RPO Patron Services Center is located at 108 East Avenue, in downtown Rochester. Free 15-minute parking is available outside the RPO Patron Services Center, which is open Monday-Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM. Four-way flashers must be used when parking in these spaces. NIGHT-OF-CONCERT PURCHASES: For night-of-concert purchases, RPO will-call tickets and concert tickets are available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main Street) starting 90 minutes prior to concert time. PARKING: Paid parking for Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is available at the East End Garage, located next to the theatre. Open entrances/exits change frequently while the garage is under construction. Visit for the most recent updates. Paid parking for the Performance Hall at Hochstein is available at the Sister Cities Garage, located behind the school at Church and Fitzhugh Streets. PRE-CONCERT TALKS: Philharmonics ticket-holders are welcome to attend free pre-concert talks, held one hour before all Philharmonics concerts in the orchestra level of the theatre. SERVICES FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES: Wheelchair locations and seating for those with disabilities are available at all venues; please see the house manager or an usher for assistance. Elevators are located in the oval lobby of Kodak Hall and in the East Wing. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available on the first floor. SERVICES FOR HARD-OF-HEARING PATRONS: Audio systems are available at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre; headsets may be obtained from an usher prior to the performance. CHANGING SEATS: If you find it necessary to be reseated for any reason, please contact an usher who will bring your request to the House Manager. LOST AND FOUND: Items found in Kodak Hall will be held at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main Street. For more info, call 585-274-3000. ELECTRONIC DEVICES: The use of cameras or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. Patrons are asked to turn off all personal electronic devices prior to the performance. REFRESHMENTS: Food and drink are not permitted in the concert hall, except for bottled water. Refreshments are available for purchase in Betty’s Café located on the orchestra level of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. TICKET DONATION: If you are unable to attend a concert, please consider donating your tickets to us as a tax-deductible contribution. Return your tickets to the RPO no later than 2 PM the day of the performance to make them available for resale. Bravo is published cooperatively by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Business Journal Michelle Shippers | Editor, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Meg Spoto | Art Director, m dash studio Don Anderson | Program Annotator, Don Anderson © Editorial Offices: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 108 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7311 • Fax: 585-423-2256


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