Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Annual Report 2017-18

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Reflections from Leadership FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT & CEO

Dear friends, Welcome to our 2017–18 Annual Report. We are elated to celebrate another successful year in RPO history, both in tangible financial milestones and intangible community impact. In 2017–18, Curt’s first season with the RPO, we achieved a balanced budget for the second time in as many years. We also saw recordsetting ticket sales, including four sold out concerts—the most in a single season in RPO history. As always, we couldn’t do it without our generous supporters, who gave just under $5.7 million in contributions. Music Director Ward Stare designed another exciting and eclectic season, featuring both superstar guest artists and opportunities for our own brilliant musicians to shine. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik celebrated 25 years in the role, and Michael Butterman celebrated his final year as our Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach. Those who attend OrKIDStra concerts know well the impact of Michael’s work in our community, and we thank him for his years of service. Speaking of community, we are pleased to close out another year of wide-ranging education and community outreach efforts. In 2017–18, more than 17,000 children heard the RPO live in concert through our Tiny Tots, Primary, and Intermediate Concert series. The RPO performed for children and adults alike at 47 different locations across the state. We are proud to continue providing worldclass music to audiences of all kinds across the nine-county Finger Lakes Region.

As you know, RPO musicians take their roles as Rochester community members very seriously. Each can be seen contributing to the community at large in their own individual ways, from performing in small ensembles to visiting schools and volunteering for community causes. The RPO administration and leadership is proud to work alongside them as we continue to earn your support. With the orchestra’s centennial in clear view, it is more important now than ever that we come together to earn your support. Finally, and most importantly: we thank you for the role you played in making the 2017–18 season a success. Whether through contributions, ticket purchases, or other touch points with the RPO, your support enables us to take each next step on our plan for growth. Through all of it, we never lose sight of the most important thing: the music. Thank you for helping us to keep this extraordinary art form right at our fingertips. Together, we’ll ensure its longevity for the well-being of our community.





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Board Chair Ingrid Stanlis welcomes everyone to our Season Opening Gala on September 8.

Music Director Ward Stare opened the Philharmonics Series with a dramatic and passionate concert that included excerpts from Prokoviev’s romantic Cinderella score. Inon Barnatan, the first ever Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic, performed Grieg’s thrilling Piano Concerto.

Concertmaster Juliana Athayde

(The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair)

performed Vivaldi’s sparkling Four Seasons. The concert also featured Corelli’s “Christmas” Concerto and music from Handel’s Messiah.



In January, we welcome back Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winning superstar Audra McDonald. She serenaded audiences for a one night only performance in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Internationally renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman thrilled a packed house for a one night only performance with the RPO in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The performance included an emotional performance of the theme from Schindler’s List.

Dubbed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade” (New York Times), International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ioniţă wowed audiences with an evening of Russian fire, French luster, and luminous reveries.

As the world celebrated the musical legacy of Leonard Bernstein, Rochester favorite Mischa Dichter led the RPO in its own tribute to the composer. Berstein’s Age of Anxiety was paired with Barber’s Second Essay and Shostakovich’s carnivalesque ninth symphony.

Guest conductor Hans Graf led the RPO in a breathtaking feast for the senses! The concert began with Ligeti’s iconic Atmospheres—famously used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—and closed with a performance of Holst’s The Planets, paired with high-definition NASA footage.

We dived into the blazing brass fanfares and thunderous timpani of Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony, and unveiled Allen Shawn’s Oboe Concerto—a commissioned work written specifically for RPO Principal Oboe Erik Behr (The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair).



Bizet’s ravishing Carmen took the stage at Kodak Hall as part of a special concert production. Audiences were transported to a lively world of gypsies, bandits, and bullfighters for an unforgettable evening of vocal and orchestral fireworks. In May, the RPO played Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. We also welcomed Yolanda Kondonassis for the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s riveting Harp Concerto.

Sold out performances of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™—Film with Orchestra brought audiences to Hogwarts in high definition. Audiences relived the magical world of Harry Potter as the RPO played John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik kicked off the Pops Series with a fitting tribute to the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald! This night of cool jazz featured vocalist Carmen Bradford and RPO trumpeter Herb Smith.



In April, the RPO paired with PUSH Physical Theatre for an evening of intense athleticism and gravity-defying acrobatics. The concert included Tyzik’s own Traffic Jammin’, his ode to New York City life.

OrKIDStra audiences enjoyed The Snowman on the big screen, while the orchestra played the score!

Our Sunday Matinee series returned, with a special guest performance from pianist duo Anderson & Roe.

We screened Star Wars: A New Hope for a one night only performance while the RPO played John Williams’ iconic score.

Hit ABBA cover group ARRIVAL joined the RPO for a one night only concert, playing timeless hits like Dancing Queen, Honey Honey, and more! Audiences went over the moon— and beyond—to watch the 1982 classic E.T. while the RPO played John Williams’ popular score.

Classical Mystery Tour joined the RPO once again, decked out in gear from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band era. Together, the orchestra and band played hits like Revolution, A Day in the Life, Penny Lane, and more!



Students from across our region joined RPO musicians for a wonderful performance at the City of Rochester’s Douglass Recreational Center!

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The RPO was one of the first orchestras in the country to create a music education program for children. After nineteen seasons with the RPO, Michael Butterman as Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement (The Louise and Harry Epstein Family Chair), completed his last season with us. He has nevertheless paved the way for the RPO to continue to lead in creating age-appropriate, sequential learning programs fully integrated into school curricula. We partner with regional school districts so that each child in Rochester can be exposed to and enriched by music.



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Michael Butterman’s Sunday afternoon concerts are geared specifically with the younger set in mind, all located in the Hochstein Performance Hall. We began with an afternoon of lively music and laughter in Opera for Kids 2. We then went on a musical adventure to China, Japan, South America, Romania, and more in A Tour of World Flutes with Orchestra. Families came together to experience the magic of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. We concluded the concert series with Beethoven Lives Upstairs, a musical story that imagined living below one of the greatest composers of all time!


“Today I had the pleasure of bringing a third grade class from School 50 to see your performance. Thanks for making it an incredible experience that all my kiddos (even the tough-to-engage ones) enjoyed.. You guys are amazing!”

Third graders from the Rochester City Schools and suburbs come to the RPO, often for the first time, for an introduction to a symphony orchestra. Conductor Michael Butterman introduced the art of music through Strength through Diversity. Featuring Lorenzo Paloma’s setting of Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches” for orchestra and narrator, the concert was accompanied by illustrations from the book. Students also participated in a sing-a-long of Ode to Joy, with new lyrics about unity written by a high school student from School of the Arts. Students learned how an orchestra models the world at large—made of different/diverse instruments but when played together can create something even bigger and better than they could alone.


Fourth-through-sixth graders explored music and diversity in Express Yourself. Conductor Michael - SHEILA EAGAN, Butterman explored how people express themselves TEACHER AT SCHOOL #50 with elements that relate to both cultural and individual expression through music. Schools participated in the concert by submitting musically-inspired written work, artwork, and photography that were then projected on the large screen during the concert.


The RPO traveled to four different locations in May, presenting six 40-minute Tiny Tots concerts to 4,220 people. Pre-K and Kindergarten-aged students learned about Musical Opposites (high, low, fast, slow) through the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The interactive concert had students singing, clapping their hands, and stomping their feet! Among the 4,220 participants, 2,133 were kindergartners from the Rochester City School District. The Tiny Tots concerts are free for all to attend.


Founded in 1970, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra enriches the lives of the next generation of musician and artists. Students work directly with RPO musicians and gain experience as they learn and prepare for concerts. This year, the RPYO hosted three concerts: Dramatic Tones—Muscular & Tender, Universal Sounds—A World Odyssey, and American Harmonies: Diverse & Storied.



The RPO was welcomed to a packed house at St. Joseph’s Church in Penfield!

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RPO CONCERT LOCATIONS 2017-18 SEASON MONROE COUNTY Browncroft Community Church Cloverwood Senior Living* Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center Douglass R-Center East High School Fairport High School Frontier Field Gantt R-Center Genesee Valley Club* Hochstein School of Music and Dance Jefferson Road Elementary* Joseph and Clifford Avenue neighborhood* Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Main Street Bridge Maplewood Rose Garden* Mary Cariola Children’s Center* Monroe Community College Oak Hill Country Club Ontario Beach Pittsford (Erie Canal) Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Yacht Club* Ryan R-Center* St. Joseph’s Catholic Church St. Theodore’s Catholic Church SUNY College at Brockport Susan B Anthony Square Park* Temple Beth El The Friendly Home* Theater on the Ridge Three Heads Brewery* Unter Biergarten* Victor High School Wilmot Cancer Center* OUTSIDE MONROE COUNTY Bristol Mountain Camp Good Days and Special Times* Canandaigua Academy CMAC Geneseo Geneva Inlet Keuka College Livonia High School Midlakes High School Newark High School *RPO Ensemble Performance


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

The Anne Hayden McQuay Chair, funded in perpetuity

The Elaine P. Wilson Chair

Juliana Athayde+, Concertmaster, Wilfredo Deglรกns, Associate Concertmaster Shannon Nance, Assistant Concertmaster Perrin Yang Tigran Vardanyan Ellen Rathjen Thomas Rodgers Aika Ito William Hunt Kenneth Langley Molly Werts McDonald Willa Finck Jeremy Hill An-Chi Lin


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


Melissa Matson* Principal,

The William L. Gamble Chair, supported in part this season by John & Carol Bennett

Marc Anderson, Assistant Principal Samantha Rodriguez Olita Povero Olivia Chew Neil Miller David Hult Aaron Mossburg Matthew Ross Benjamin Magruder


Ahrim Kim, Principal,

The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair, funded in perpetuity

Kathleen Murphy Kemp, Assistant Principal Lars Kirvan Christopher Haritatos Benjamin Krug Zexun Shen Ingrid Bock

Cory Palmer, Principal,

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


Rebecca Gilbert, Principal,

The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair, funded in perpetuity

Douglas Prosser,+ Principal, Wesley Nance Herbert Smith Paul Shewan


David Bruestle, Principal

The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair, funded in perpetuity

Lisa Albrecht Jeffrey Gray

Joanna Bassett Jessica Sindell Diane Smith



W. Craig Sutherland, Principal

Joanna Bassett Jessica Sindell


Jeffrey Gray



Charles Ross, Principal,

The Harold and Joan Feinbloom Chair, funded in perpetuity

Erik Behr, Principal,

Jim Tiller, Assistant Principal

Anna Steltenpohl Geoffrey Sanford


The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair, funded in perpetuity

ENGLISH HORN Anna Steltenpohl


Kenneth Grant, + Principal,

The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair, funded in perpetuity

William Amsel* Luke Eckhoff Andrew Brown



Jim Tiller, Principal,

The Marie-Merrill and George M. Ewing Chair, funded in perpetuity

Brian Stotz John McNeill Robert Patterson Jillian Pritchard


Grace Wong, Principal,

The Eileen Malone Chair, A Tribute by Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt M. Sylvester

Rosanna Moore


Joseph Werner, Principal,

The Lois P. Lines Chair, funded in perpetuity

Andrew Brown

Cary Ratcliff





Ramon Ricker

Matthew McDonald, Principal,

The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair, funded in perpetuity

Karl Vilcins Martha Sholl

Fred Dole

Kim Hartquist


* On leave

David Zaccaria, Stage Manager + Full-time faculty at the Deirdre Street, Assistant Stage Manager CONTRA-BASSOON Eastman School of Music Gordon Estey, lighting director Karl Vilcins John Ebert, sound engineer ~ Eastman School of Music Dave Sluberski, recording engineer HORN Orchestra/ Studies Diploma Brian Cignarale, building steward W. Peter Kurau, + Principal, Intern Jules Corcimiglia, Eastman sound engineer The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair, funded in perpetuity Nikolette LaBonte, Associate/Assistant/Utility Ron Stackman, Eastman stage manager This list is current as of Maura McCune Corvington August 31, 2018 David Angus Stephen Laifer RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT





Our Audiences # PERFORMANCES



Philharmonics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,000 Pops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,400 Specials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,700 Sunday Matinee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,200 Orkidstra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000 Nutcracker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,800 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,300

TOTAL 80 99,400


Free Public Concerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,500 Tiny Tots, Primary and Intermediate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,100 Ensemble Concerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,600 WXXI Broadcasts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000

TOTAL 73 64,200 RUNOUTS AND TOURS Runouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,600 Hired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,800 TOTAL 12







Our Board, 2017–18 OFFICERS

Ingrid A. Stanlis, Chairperson of the Board


Rebecca Gilbert, Orchestra Representative

Curtis S. Long, President & CEO

David C. Heiligman, Chairperson, Honorary Board

Stephen B. Ashley, Vice Chairperson

Curtis S. Long, President & CEO

Robert A. Woodhouse, Treasurer

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

Elizabeth F. Rice, Secretary

Jules L. Smith, Esq., Immediate Past Chairperson

Jules L. Smith, Esq., Immediate Past Chairperson

W. Craig Sutherland, Orchestra Representative



Dr. Steven Feldon Marjorie Goldstein Dr. Sandra Johnson Mark Siwiec Ingrid Stanlis Jason Thomas Steven Whitman Robert Woodhouse

(TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2020) Stephen Ashley Dr. Andrew Elliot Ilene Flaum Michael Gioja Michael Millard Elizabeth Rice Katherine T. Schumacher

(TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2021) Ralph Craviso James Englert David Lane Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld Dr. Sidney Sobel Cindy Yancey Alex Yudelson

David C. Heiligman, Chairperson

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

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 2015-17: Jules L. Smith, Esq. * Deceased

This list is current as of August 31, 2018



How Funds are Used

Your contributions account for 60% of the RPO’s annual costs! Your tax-deductible contribution to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ensures that our music—and our community outreach—continues well into the future.


Your support is instrumental.

Ticket sales and other earned revenue




Provided free concerts in Kodak Hall for over kindergarten, and fourth-through-sixth grade students in Rochester City School District.

Approximate philanthropic contributions from people like you


Performed community engagement concerts, many of which are free to attend.

Presented more than of diverse repertoire.

115 performances


Performed for individuals who attended our Tiny Tots, Primary, Intermediate, orKIDStra, and Around the Towns.

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Our RPO Honor Roll

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following corporate, foundation, and community organizations for their generous support. Listings are in recognition of our current donors through August 31, 2018. Please contact Mark Zeger at (585) 454-7311 ext. 232 with questions or corrections.


Canandaigua National Bank and Trust The Rochester Area Community Foundation G.W. Lisk, Inc. The William and Sheila Konar Foundation Wegman Family Charitable Foundation Wegmans Food Markets Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

CONCERTO ($25,000–$49,999)

AVANGRID Foundation Constellation Brands The Davenport-Hatch Foundation ESL Charitable Foundation Glover-Crask Charitable Trust The Gouvernet Arts Fund at The Rochester Area Community Foundation Rochester Regional Health System M & T Bank Charitable Foundation

SONATA ($10,000–$24,999)

Melvin and Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Gertrude Chanler RPO Fund High Falls Advisors Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation KeyBank Oppenheimer Funds Inc. Pace Family Fund The Bunnie and Jerome Sachs Family Foundation Summers Foundation Inc.

SUITE ($5,000–$9,999)

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Bristol Harbour Bristol Mountain The MAGIC Center at RIT Premium Mortgage Corporation Rochester Midland Corporation Rubens Family Foundation Spindler Family Foundation St. John’s Home Two Point Capital Management John F. Wegman Fund 20 RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

OVERTURE ($3,000–$4,999)

The Ashley Group Caldwell Manufacturing Co. Chapman-Davenport Charitable Gift Fund The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation Rufus K. Dryer II Fund The Hallowell Fund Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Hazlow Electronics, Inc. Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Fund Premium Mortgage Corporation Rochester Eyecare Group, P.C. Spindler Family Foundation

PARTNER ($1,000–$2,999)

ALSTOM Signaling Foundation Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust Bancroft-Tubbs Family Fund Brown & Brown, Inc. T.M. and M.W. Crandall Foundation Fred L. Emerson Foundation F. I. Hutchins Charitable Trust Sheila Konar Fund for Alzheimer’s Services Kovalsky-Carr Electric Supply LaBella Associates Monroe Motor Products Parts Plus Nazareth College Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation PayPal Giving Fund The Pike Company Inc. Rochester Philharmonic League Waldron Rise Foundation Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation

ASSOCIATE ($600–$999)

Lake Beverage Corporation

SUPPORTER ($300–$599)

Bosch Security Systems Bottomless Brewing DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc. Diamond Packaging Navitar Inc. New Horizons Band and Orchestra Star Headlight and Lantern Co., Inc.


A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard Agness Wine Cellars Betsy and Larry Rice Century Liquor & Wines City Newspaper Constellation Brands Deliciously Different Catering Digital Audio Visual Environments Harts Local Grocers Hedonist Artisan Chocolates Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown Hyatt Regency Rochester Ingrid Stanlis Java’s Café Jeff and Jill Tyzik JR McCarthy Michael Butterman and Jennifer Carsillo Morton’s The Steakhouse Pinnacle Wine and Liquor Ramerman Leadership Group Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester Red Wings Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. and Steven Hess Steadfast The Little Theatre Tom and Nan Hildebrandt Ward Stare Wegmans Whitehouse Liquor & Wine Woodcliff Hotel & Spa


Apple, Inc. Bank of America Chevron Matching Gift Program Corning Matching Gift Program Discover Financial Services ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Charitable Matching Gift Program IBM Corporation Johnson and Johnson Lincoln Financial Foundation Matching Gift Program J. P. Morgan Chase and Co. Morgan Stanley SalesForce Matching Gift Program State Farm Matching Gift Program


The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous individuals listed here who help us continue to enrich and inspire the community through the art of music. While space only permits us to list pledged gifts made at the Benefactor level and above, we value the generosity and vital support of all donors. Thank you so very much! Listings are in recognition of our current donors through August 31, 2018. If we have made an error or omission on this list, please accept our sincere apologies and please call (585) 454-7311 ext. 249 so we may correct our oversight. MAESTOSO ($50,000 AND ABOVE) Anonymous Pledges Stephen and Janice Ashley Catherine B. Carlson* Susan Lobell and Ronald Fielding Barbara and Patrick Fulford Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Furman Suzanne Gouvernet Dr. Dawn Lipson Cricket and Frank Luellen Mrs. Marjorie Morris* Mrs. Richard Palermo Joan M. Pfeifer* Dr. Suzanne Rodgers* James G. Scanzaroli* Robert C. Stevens*

PRESTISSIMO ($25,000-$49,999)

Anonymous Pledges Mr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Bates William L. and Ruth P. Cahn Mary Cowden Ralph Craviso Mr. and Mrs. James T. Englert Jeff and Alleen* Fraser Ann S. Garrett* Mr. and Mrs. Michael Millard Larry and Elizabeth Rice Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey* Sunny and Nellie Rosenberg Elise and Stephen Rosenfeld Mrs. Robert M. Santo Katherine T. and Jon L. Schumacher Dr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Sobel Louise Woerner and Don Kollmorgen Mrs. Mary Alice Wolf*

PRESTO ($15,000-$24,999)

Anonymous Pledges Jim and Maria Boucher Mary and Paul* Callaway Joan Feinbloom Dr. and Mrs. Steven Feldon David and Ilene Flaum Dr. and Mrs. Elmar Frangenberg Marie and Charlie Kenton Ingrid Stanlis Michael and Patricia Wilder Robert A. Woodhouse

VIVACE ($10,000-$14,999)

Anonymous Pledges Drs. Eric and Edie Bieber Alison and John Currie Dr. Eric Dreyfuss Andrew and Juli Elliot Mike and Tabatha Gioja Mr. and Mrs. Julian Goldstein George Greer* David and Barrie Heiligman Jody and Bruce Hellman Tom and Nan Hildebrandt Drs. Wallace Johnson and Karen Duguid Jim and Marianne Koller Nancy and David Lane Joanne Lang Dan and Kiki Mahar Sandra A. Parker and John M. Summers Larry and Nancy Peckham Kathy Purcell Jules L. Smith and Alexandra Northrop Sandra and Richard Stein Eugene and Melanie Toy Josephine S. Trubek Krestie Utech Steven and Christine Whitman Cindy and Geoff Yancey Dr. Eva Pressman and Dr. Seth Zeidman

ALLEGRO ($5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous Pledges Allan Anderson Allen and Joyce Boucher Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Briggs Barbara and John Bruning Mrs. Linda C. Brunner* Tom Burns Mary Ellen Burris Joan and Paul Casterline Bill and Victoria Cherry Christine Colucci Joyce Crofton William Eggers and Deborah McLean Larry and Kas Eldridge John R. Ertle Marion Fulbright Joanne Gianniny Stephen Lurie and Kathleen Holt Norman Horton Dr. Sandra Johnson Daryl and Charles Kaplan Mrs. Sheila Konar Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr. Barbara L. Lobb Joseph J. Mancini Mr. Lawrence Martling Edward J Pettinella Nathan and Susan Robfogel

John B. Rumsey Drs. Daniel and Charlotte Ryan Mr. Wesley Saucke Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Seymour Mark and Lois Taubman John Urban Skip and Karen Warren Robin and Michael* Weintraub

ANDANTE ($2,500-$4,999)

Anonymous Pledges Dr. and Mrs. Henry W. Altland Elaine Anderson Allegra Angus William J. Beenhouwer Carol and John Bennett Judith M. Binder and Barbara V. Erbland Mr. and Mrs. Harlan D. Calkins Alan L. Cameros Margaret J. Carnall Betsy and John Carver Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Chapman Dr. John Condemi Jeff and Sue Crane Roy Czernikowski and Karin Dunnigan Richard and Michele Decker Tex and Nicki Doolittle Michele Dryer Frederick Dushay, M.D. In Memory of Anita B. Dushay Thomas and Janet Fink Robert P. Fordyce In Memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Fordyce Shirley B. and Kevin Frick Helen and Dan Fultz Warren and June Glaser Deborah G. Goldman John and Roslyn Goldman Rob W. Goodling George and Mary Hamlin Hazlow Electronics, Inc. Warren and Joyce Heilbronner Dr. Jack and Harriette Howitt H. Larry and Dorothy C. Humm Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Ierardi Leslie H. Jacobs In Memory of her husband, Stephen D. Jacobs Elaine Jacobsen Miles and Silvija Jones Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz Norman and Judith Karsten Richard and Karen Knowles Marcy and Ray Kraus in loving memory of Dr. Allan and Charlotte Kraus Deanna and Charles Krunsenstjerna Harold and Christine Kurland Jennifer Leonard and David Cay Johnston Dr. Thomas and Ann Caprio Dr. and Mrs. Hobart A. Lerner

James and Susan Locke Curtis and Elizabeth Long Edith M. Lord Nancy Macon Swaminathan and Janice Madhu Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Mapstone Diana Marquis Mrs. Bruce P. Marshall Gilbert Kennedy McCurdy Bruce and Eleanor McLear Mr. and Mrs. James R. McMillen Deanne Molinari James and Geraldine Moore James E. and Janet L. Morris Dr. Gary and Ruth Myers Paul Marc and Pamela Miller Ness Sara L. Niemeyer Drs. Avice and Timothy O’Connor Laurel Pace Dee and Horace E. Perry Karen A. Petras Brock and Sandra Powell Bill and Beverly Pullis Susan A. Raub Nancy and Vincent Reale Drs. Chris and Doria Ritchlin Carol Ritter Wright and William Wright Drs. Carl and O.J. Sahler Ron and Sharon Salluzzo Drs. Eva and Jude Sauer Richard and Vicki Schwartz Nancy A. Skelton Libba and Wolf Seka Janet Buchanan Smith Glenna Spindelman* In Memory of Norman Spindelman Ann H. Stevens and William J. Shattuck Bob and Gayle Stiles Ann and Robert Van Niel Stephen R. Webb Dr. Sidney and Linda S. Weinstein Dr. and Mrs. Tae B. Whang Mrs. Frederick C. White Kitty J. Wise Charlotte J. Wright * Deceased




The George Eastman Legacy Society honors those individuals who have included the RPO in their estate plans. Interested in joining a growing group of dedicated individuals who appreciate the value that the RPO brings to their lives and the life of our community? Listings are in recognition of our current donors through August 31, 2018. Contact our Development Office at (585) 454-7311 ext. 229 to find out how you can help ensure that the RPO will be here for future generations. Anonymous (1) Nancy and Harry* Beilfuss Carol and John Bennett Jack and Carolyn Bent Ellen S. Bevan Stuart and Betsy Bobry William L. and Ruth P. Cahn Margaret J. Carnall Joan and Paul Casterline Dr. and Mrs.* John J. Condemi Paul Connelly Janis Dowd and Daan Zwick Joan Feinbloom Donald and Elizabeth Fisher Suressa and Richard H. Forbes Catherine and Elmar Frangenberg Carolyn and Roger Friedlander Betsy Friedman Barbara and Patrick Fulford Rob W. Gooding Mary M. Gooley Barbara Jean Gray-Gottorff George Greer* Mrs. Laura J. Hameister Warren and Joyce Heilbronner Jean Hitchcock Norman L. Horton H. Larry and Dorothy C. Humm Mr.* and Mrs. Robert D. Hursh Jim and Marianne Koller Marshall and Lenore Lesser Drs. Jacques* and Dawn Lipson Sue and Michael Lococco William C. and Elfriede K. Lotz

Cricket and Frank Luellen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mahar Joseph J. Mancini Pet and Sally Merrill Robert J. and Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Mrs. Elizabeth O. Miller Deanne Molinari Paul Marc and Pamela Miller Ness Suzanne F. Powell Eileen D. Ramos William Rapp Dr. Ramon L. and Judith S. Ricker Dr. Suzanne H. Rodgers* Wallace R. Rust Peggy W. Savlov David and Antonia T. Schantz William and Susan Schoff Peter Schott and Mary Jane Tasciotti Katherine T. and Jon L. Schumacher Gretchen Shafer Ingrid A. Stanlis Ivan Town Ann and Robert Van Niel Harry and Ruth Walker Lewis and Patricia Ward-Baker Fred M. Wechsler Robin and Michael Weintraub Michael and Patricia Wilder Kitty J. Wise Susan and Lawrence Yovanoff Nancy and Mark Zawacki Alan Ziegler and Emily Neece Mr. and Mrs. Ted Zornow

The RPO is most grateful for the generous gifts from the estates of Beverly T. Bowen, Linda C. Brunner, James G. Scanzaroli, Verna J. Carrell, Marjorie J. Smith, George H. Greer, Monica R. Hayden, and Joan M. Pfeifer. * Deceased



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. Listing are as of August 31, 2018. 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 Visccardi, Louise Woerner and Don Kollmorgen Paul Donnelly William Eggers and Deborah McLean Louise W. Epstein Ronald and Donna* Fielding Steven Hess and Sarah Atkinson, M.D. Mr* and Ms. Robert Hursh Harold and Christine Kurland Kathy and John* Purcell Robin Lehman and Marie Rolf Elizabeth and Larry Rice Nick and Susan Robfogel Ingrid Stanlis Drs. Richard and Gwen Sterns Frank* and Mary Lou* Stotz

CONDUCTOR LAUREATE SUPPORTERS John and Carol Bennett Paul and Bea Briggs David and Barrie Heligman Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Jim and Marianne* Koller Drs. Jacques* and Dawn Lipson Nannette Nocon and Karl Wessendorf Charles H. Owens Peggy Savlov* Katherine T. and Jon L. Schumacher Joel Seligman Suzanne D. Welch and William D. Watson Robin and Michael* Weintraub Deborah Wilson * Deceased


Anonymous Pledges Daniel and Elizabeth Abbas Mrs. Martin Abkowitz Robert E. and Carol G. Achilles Barbara and David Ackroyd Edward and Joan After Diane Ahlman Carol Aldridge Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Angevine, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Angle Dave and Jan Angus Mr. and Mrs. Mehdi N. Araghi Peter Arcadi Domenic and Hilary Argentieri Betsy Ann Balzano Steve and Anne Bauer Nancy Beilfuss Kate M. Bennett David M. Berg and Dawn K. Riedy Barbara Berman Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bielaska, Jr. Merton and Ann Bohonos Agneta M. Borgstedt, M.D. William and Grace Boudway John and Kristine Bouyoucos Shirley Bowen and Tracy Perkins Judith Boyd Simon and Josephine Braitman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Briggs Nancy Brush and John Parker Josephine Buckley Sharon and Philip Burke Ann Burr and A. Vincent Buzard Jane A. Capellupo Philip* and Jeanne Carlivati Gary R. Chadwick William T. Chandler Robert and Susan Chapman In Memory of Lucille Giglia Ted and Winnie Cichanowicz Mr. J. Clifford Mrs. Nancy G. Curme Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Curtis, Jr. Judith and Joseph Darweesh Karen E. Dau Faith Delehanty Dr. Elise dePapp Stephanie and Douglas Dickman Rosemary Christoff Dolan In Memory of Gerald Christoff, Composer and Pianist Gail and Douglas Doonan Ms. Marilyn Drumm Jane Dunham Rose Duver Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas Eagle Mr. and Mrs. Lester Eber Dr. Steven and Susan Eisinger Carol and Tom Elliott Holly K. Elwell Mohsen Emami, M.D.

Louise W. Epstein Gerald G. Estes Julia B. Everitt Trevor and Elizabeth Ewell Joan and Peter Faber Sherman and Anne Farnham Gail R. Flugel Suressa and Richard Forbes John and Sandy Ford John and Chris Forken Jonathan Foster Ann and Steve Fox Mr. Thomas Lennox and Mrs. Margaret Freeman Carolyn and Roger Friedlander Betsy Friedman Richard and Carol Fullerton Marjorie and James Fulmer Dr. Richard and Josie Gangemi David and Patricia Gardner Sharon Garelick Winston E. Gaum Jacquie and Andrew Germanow Mrs. Charles J. Gibson Paul and Carol Goldberg Patricia Goodwin Burton Gordon Dane and Judy Gordon Jean Gostomski Robert and Jeanne Grace Jeanne D. Gray Judi Greenberg in loving memory of Harvey Greenberg David Louis Guadagnino Brigitte and Klaus Gueldenpfennig Mrs. Robert Gulick H. Winn McCray Susan and James Haefner Peggy and David Hall Joan Hallenbeck Mrs. Laura J. Hameister Martin and Sherrie Handelman Louise Harris Virginia Hartley Dirk Bernold and Karen Hatch Amy R. Hecker and Howard S. Decker Mr. Lawrence Helfer Merrill and Dianne Herrick Walter B.D. Hickey, Jr. David C. and Patricia M. Hinkle Bruce Hinman Art and Barb Hirst John and Barbara Holder Susan and Chris Holliday Andrew and Kathleen Holt Dr. Robert Horn and Dr. Patricia Nachman Mr. and Mrs. Theodore L. Horne David and Norah Howland Leslie and Sam Huey Marjorie S. Humphrey Dr. Nadene D. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Iwan Dr. and Mrs. H. Douglas Jones RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT 23

Lew Jones and Janet Irwin Maryanne Jones Dr. and Mrs. Harold Kanthor Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Robert J. Kennedy Laurence Kessler Marilyn and David Klass Myrta and Robert Knox Elsbeth J Kozel Karen S. Kral Chari and Joel Krenis Werner and Susan Kunz David and Andrea Lambert Dr. and Mrs. Leo R. Landhuis Donna M. Landry Ross P. Lanzafame Ms. Connie Leary and Mr. James O’Connell John and Alice Leddy Nancy H. Lee Gay and Don Lenhard T.C. and Pam Lewis Ken and Katherine Lindahl Margaret Lindsey, M.D. Sue and Michael Lococo John and Dolores Loftus Shirley Lynn Pamela Krug Maloof Saul and Susan Marsh Linda M. Marsters Frances and Robert Marx Richard and Catherine Massie Carol and John Matteson Edward G. McClive Mr. Kevin McCune William and Erin McCune in honor of Vera E. McCune, grandmother of Maura McCune Corvington Carol A. McFetridge Richard McGrath Pamela McGreevy Daniel McIntosh Marion Mench Pete* and Sally Merrill Robert J. and Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Daniel M. Meyers Duane and Ida Miller Hinda and Michael Miller Jonathan Mink and Janet Cranshaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Moncrief Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Morgan John Muenter Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muller-Girard Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Munson Mr. and Mrs. Philip Neivert Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely Kathy and Ted Nixon Peter J. Obourn Peter Oddleifson and Kay Wallace Margie O’jea Dr. Vivian Palladoro Jane Parker and Francis Cosentino Patricia and Philip Parr Douglas and Diana Phillips Allyson and Webster H. Pilcher Christopher and Elaine Pipa 24 RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Joyce and Victor Poleshuck Mr. and Mrs. Gary Profetta William and Barbara Pulsifer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Richards Mrs. Stanley M. Rogoff Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Rosenbaum Thomas and Elizabeth Ross Mr. and Mrs. James Ryan Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ryan Dr. Alvani D. and Carol M. Santos Ron Sassone Gary B. Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Schenck Peter Schott and Mary Jane Tasciotti Joan M. Schumaker Glynis Scott Catherine and Richard Seeger Joan and Arthur Segal Theresa A. Seil and Debra Celestino Dr. Jenny C. Servo and Mr. John Servo Robert Hallstrom and Lily Shaw Sonja Shelton Robert and Nancy Shewan Carol C. Shulman Daniel and Sarah Singal Alice and Ken Slining Ms. Mary Smith Daniel and Susan Stare Kenneth T. and Eva M. Steadman Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Stehler Richard and Judith Steinheider Georgine and James Stenger Chris and Jennifer Stenzel Dr. Robert and Sally Jo Stookey Margaret and Charles Symington Yoshiko Tamura and Bruce M. Lee Dr. and Mrs. Henry A. Thiede J. Russell and Kathleen Thomas Jason Thomas Mimi and Sam Tilton Dr. and Mrs. Mark Tornatore Mrs. Schuyler Townson Mrs. Marshall Tyler Gary and Marie VanGraafeiland Jim and Linda Varner Jo Ann F Vierthaler Harry and Ruth Walker Irene and Alan Weinberg Ann Weitzel Linda Wells Davey Andrew M. Wensel, M.D. Joseph Werner and Diane Smith Stephen Wershing Carol Whitbeck Mrs. Kay R. Whitmore Ms. Christine Wickert Dr. James and Nancy Wierowski James H. Willey Herbert E Winkelman Puck* and Claes Winqvist Elise and Joseph Wojciechowski Bill and Wende Young Susan and Maurice Zauderer Deborah and Mark Zeger Mr. and Mrs. Ted Zornow

ADVOCATE ($700-$999)

Anonymous Pledges Betsy and Gerald Archibald Carol and Axel Schreiner Jeanne Beecher Hays and Karen Bell Eric and Marcia Birken Robert Boehner Peter W. Briggs June Brush Ann Knigge Bruce and Shirley Burritt Jack and Barbara Clarcq Alan Cohen and Nancy Bloom Cheryl Collins John and Catherine Coulter John and Mary Crowe Janice Currie Mrs. Joan Dalberth Frederick and Doris Davey Michael deStefano Nancy and Sreeram Dhurjaty Ms. Markey A Hoblit and Mr. Alan R. Efron Udo Fehn and Christine Long Julie Figel Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Fleckenstein George and Marie Follett Dr. and Mrs. William Grammar Barbara J. Granite Ed and Terry Grissing Kathleen Griswold Michael and Joanna Grosodonia Robert and Deborah Hall Joe Hammele Bob and Maryann Hargrave Mr. James M. Hartman Gil and Judy Hawkins A. Scott Hecker Richard A. Henshaw Paul Sawicki and K.L. Hersam Drs. Ryan and Makiko Hoefen Philip and Eleanor Hopke Carol E. Hopkins Mr. Robert S. Hyman Earl and Mary Ingersoll Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Isaacson Robert and Merilyn Israel Lori and Frank Karbel Hendrik and Elizabeth Keesom Kenneth R. Knight Glenn and Nancy Koch Barbara and Jack Kraushaar Wilfred LeBlanc Doris and Austin Leve Carol C. Lovell Mr. Robert Lowenthal John and Judy Lynd Sandy and Jack Maniloff Michael Mathew Mr. and Mrs. John F. McNamara Ilene Montana Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Morelle, Jr. Morning Musicale

Dr. Philip S. Nash Michael D. Nazar Nancy S. Newton Joan and Beryl Nusbaum Diane and John Paganelli Jonathan R. Parkes and Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes Dr. Lee Pollan Bill Prest Stan and Anne Refermat Rene Reixach Nancy and Art Roberts Dr. and Mrs. Gordon N. Robinson Suzanne Robinson Mrs. James A. Rockwell in Memory of Rev. James A. Rockwell Judy and Bill Rose Hannah and Arnold Rosenblatt William Saunders Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schneider George J. Schwartz, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Michael O. Shipley Kathie Snyder Robert and Norma Snyder Ron and Alison Steinmiller Frank and Rose Swiskey Celia and Doug Topping Bill and Mary Anna Towler Doug Cline and Lorraine Van Meter-Cline Timothy and Debbie Veazey John and Susan Volpel Brian and Jean Waldmiller Pierce and Elizabeth Webb Mr. and Mrs. David K. Weber Dale and Lorraine Whittington Ed and Wilma Wierenga Carol Wischmeyer Laura and Joel Yellin

BENEFACTOR ($375-699)

Anonymous Pledges Mary Elaine Aldoretta and Richard Burandt Robert Allen Norman Alling Marvin and Frederica Amstey Peter and Jane Anderson Dr. and Mrs. E. David Appelbaum Dr. and Mrs. Dean Arvan Dr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Atwell Jane and John August Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Balta Karen Bancroft Paul and Kathleen Bankey Martin C. and Margaret M. Barber Constance and Peter Barker Ann Bauer Karen Baumgartner John and Ellen Beck Miss Anne Bell Abigail and Douglas Bennett Sarah Beutel

Mr. and Mrs. William Beveridge Mary Ellen Bigler Nancy Bird Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Blumenau Stuart and Betsy Bobry James R. Boehler Nancy R. Boerner Susan and Peter Bondy John and Alexandra Bouman Amy and David Bowen Jeff and Kathy Bowen Don and Jackie Bowman Mr. Brendan Boyce G.E.D. and Sandra Brady Nancy and Andrew Brandston Dr. and Mrs. Albert Brault Robert and Judy Brenna Linda Bretz Henra S. Briskin Marilyn R. Brown Mrs. Claire Brown Susann Brown and Terence Chrzan Wilma M. Brucker Eric G. and Wendy Bruestle Eileen Buholtz Brian and Mary Jane Burke Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Burkey Veronica and Larry Burling David J. and Margaret M. Burns Joyce C. Burwell Christine Bustard Keith and Joan Calkins Mary Carlton Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Carrier Gerard and Joanne Caschette Ms. Barbara J. Case John and Diane Caselli Diane and Roger Cass Kim and Tony Cenzi Daren Chentow Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Rita Chessin Tom and Maureen Chiavetta Irene M. Churukian Victor Ciaraldi and Kathy Marchaesi Elizabeth Claypoole Jules Cohen, M.D. Gloria and Pincus Cohen Mary Lewis Consler Mary Crowe Cathy Cushman and Jeff Sokol Mr. James Cuthbert in memory of his mother, Mrs. Dorothy S. Cuthbert Jerry Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davies Teri Davis Joe and Sue DeGeorge Foundation, Inc. Jacques and Monique Delettrez Jeanne Denike Robert Dermody Ken Desrosiers Jane Dieck Zach Dietz Jacqueline Distefano Donald and Stephanie Doe

Sandra McDonald Glen Dragon Dr. and Mrs. James Durfee Michael C Dwyer Dr. and Mrs. Jay M. Eastman Dianne Edgar Larry and Peggy Elliott Marcia L. Elwitt Mrs. R. Clinton Emery Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Emmans D. Craig Epperson and Dr. Beth Jelsma Wolf and Carolyn Ettinger Mrs. Walter Fallon Edward and Jennifer Faringer Dr. Paul Fine Clara S. Firth Elizabeth B. Fisher F. Peter Flihan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forsyth Barbara L. Frank Sandra and Neil Frankel Ruth Freeman Dr. Gary J. Friend and Mrs. Lois B. Wolff-Friend Kevin Frisch Muriel and Bob Gabbey Richard T. Galvin Elizabeth Garrett Mary Anna and Darrell Geib Eileen Gerace Richard and Joyce Gilbert Walter Gilges Anne Gilson Jane Gorsline Marvin and Barbara Gray Robert Gray Barbara Jean Gray-Gottorff Mr. and Mrs. Newton H. Green Russell and Kathleen Green Dr. Elaine F. Greene Gay Greene Mr. and Mrs. Michael D Grossman Mr. Robert C. Grossman Sue Habbersett Mr. Gary D. Haines Ralph and Salome Hamaker David and MaryAnn Hamilton David and Edna F Hamlin Nancy and Henry Hamlin Lisa Hand in honor of Rita B. Myers Joan Holub Handfield Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Hanna Ronald W. Hansen Alan J. Harris Mary Hartshorn, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hasiuk Bernice Hatch John and Ruth Hazzard Margaret Hedges Barbara and Dieter Hentschel Patricia Herminghouse Dr. and Mrs. Raul Herrera Michael R. Herzog Jack Hicks Dr. Florence M. Higgins

Carol and Michael Hirsh Dan and Sandy Hollands Mr. and Mrs. Ned Holmes Tala and Mark Hopkins Larry and Barbara Howe Drs. Geza and Minou Hrazdina Douglas Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Husson Mary Kay and Charles Jackson Dewey Jackson Bruce Jacobs Hank and Cynthia C. Jankowski Janet S. Jennison David and Patricia Jewell Ronald and Martha Jodoin Karen Jones Nancy Jones Mr. Gilbert F. Jordan John and Carole Joyce Valerie and Robert Kalwas Marjorie Karowe Dianne S. Katz Barbara and Robert Kay John Kensy William and Jean Keplinger Marilyn and John Kiesling Ms. Judith B. Kiley Mr. Edward Klehr Marcella Klein and Richard Schaeffer Hon. Joan S. Kohout Mark and Mona Friedman Kolko Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai Kolko Mrs. Ellen Konar Diane S. Koretz Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky James Kraus Drs. Richard Kreipe and Mary Sue Jack* Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Krieger Sandra and Salvatore LaBella Kathy and Glen LaBonte Diana Lauria Paul Law Dr. Edward Lebowitz Lenore and Marshall Lesser Dr. Pamela A. Leve Myron D. Lewis, Jr. Ben Lichtin and Grace Seiberling Sarah F. Liebschutz Jason Longo and Bryan Sweet Dr. and Mrs. Norman R. Loomis Mrs. Elfriede K. Lotz Beverly Ludke Susan and Chris Luedde Russell Madsen John and Chen Magee Daniel and Kirsten Mahar Angela Mambro James and Rosa Mance James and Patricia Mangin Jan and Ed Marchetti Becky and Joe Marinelli Kathryn Markakis Mr. William H. Mathews C. Thomas and Emily McCall

David Mccartney Stan and Janis McCormack Mr. and Mrs. Robert L McCrory Ms. Vera McCune* Dick and Sandra McGavern Ms. Cortney McKenna John W. McNeill Margaret and Bob Mecredy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mees Jagat S. Mehta MDPC Andrew and Kay Melnyk Margaret Merli Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Michael Ken and Nancy Mihalyov Carolyn Lee Mok Ms. Mary Ann Monley Theodore H. Morse Barbara and Anthony Mugnolo Dr. Donald Munger Black-Murphy Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation Matthew Nesci Mildred G. Ness Richard and Jeanne Newman Jason and Lea Nordhaus Susan Nutt Margaret and David Oakes Jennie Oberholtzer Suzanne J. O’Brien W. Smith and Jean O’Brien William J. O’Connor, Jr. Amy Ogden Robert and Betty Oppenheimer Mildred Ortbach Robert Owens Joan Padulo Ms. Lydia Susan Palmer Phil R. Palumbo Mr. Steven Parsons Maureen and Ralph Pennino David and Marjorie Perlman Mr. and Mrs. Claude Peters Mary Ann and Jeffrey Peters Thomas W. Petrillo and William R. Reamy Ann Piato Mr. and Mrs. Dom C. Piazza Michael Pietropaoli Adele Polomski Olita and Edward Povero Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Przybylowicz Margaret Quackenbush Barry and Jean Rabson Jacklin Randall-Ward Richard and Susan Reed Elizabeth and Eric Rennert Nancy K. Rice G.W. Richter Dr. Ramon L. and Judith S. Ricker Donald and Ernstine Rickner John and Eileen Riedman Sandra and Eugene Riley Ashok Robin Donald G. Roemermann Dr. Harry and Ellen Rosen RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT 25

Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Dick and Bea Rosenbloom Jamal and Pam Rossi Linda Rubens Dr. and Mrs. G. Theodore Ruckert Brenda and Steven Ruether Hon. Franklin T. and Cynthia Russell Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Salerno, Jr. Ed and Gabriel Saphar Susan Scanlon and Croft K. Hangartner Kim Schaff and Roger Young John J. Schantz Paul and Barbara Schmied Suzanne and Michael Schnittman Nancy and David Schraver David and Naomi Schrier Caroline Schultz Charene Schuth Steven Schwartz and Alice Tariot, MD Barbara Lee Scott Carolyn S. Selbig Rich Sensenbach Gerard T. Severynse Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Sexton Naomi Shapiro Ruth Sheldon Sonja Shelton Myron Silver Gary and Cathy Simpson Joseph Simpson Mark Siwiec and Duffy Palmer Judith and Michael Slade David Sluberski and Dr. Sandra Sluberski Kathleen Smith Ms. Maxine M. Smith Bruce and Laura Smoller Carol Snook in Memory of Richard Snook Charles H. Speirs Jean and Harold Stacey Walter Stacker Donna Stein Barry Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Steiner Abby and David Stern Elizabeth and Robert Sterrett Robert Stiles Mrs. Alexander L. Strasser Robert and Catherine Sykes Mr. and Mrs. William Taillie Bob and Amy Tait Mr. Daniel Taramasco David and Carol Teegarden Woodlief and Merrillan Thomas Eric Thompson John and Betty Travis Mr. and Mrs. A. Gene Trimble Sally Turner Lee Twyman and Michael Steve John and Janet Tyler Eugene and Gloria Ulterino John and Andrea Unson Rosemary Utz and Douglas Jones Betsy Van Horn Jim Van Meter and Marlene Piscitelli 26 RPO 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Paul and Joan Van Ness Margaret Vanas Charles and Susan Van Buren Wayne and Anne Vander Byl Vic Vinkey John and Anne Vogtle Erik and Judy Vonbucher Ellen Wagner John Walker Robert and Sandra Walker Lawrence and Diane Wardlow Mrs. Herbert Watkins Debra Watson Jean and Sterling L. Weaver Sandra Weber Betsy and Peter Webster Tom Weiler Andrea Weinstein Ann D. Weintraub Miss Delores Welkley Richard and Shirley Wersinger N. W. Wetterau Charles and Carolyn Whitfield Mrs. John T. Wigg Susan and Paul Wilkens Mr. John Williams and Mr. Chuck Lundeen Leonore and Lee Wiltse Ron and Carol Witzel Charles and Susan Wolfe Elizabeth D. Woodard Peter Woods Jeff Wright and Betty Wells Kevin and Trude Wright Eileen M. Wurzer Susan Yee Ellen G. Young Mr. Alex Yudelson Carol Zajkowski Eric Zeise and Ellen Henry


“As a whole, this was an exquisite performance from the RPO. There was a noble and triumphant air throughout…But perhaps most importantly, the orchestra played with a robust edge, a clear sign of the RPO at its best.” -DANIEL J. KUSHNER, CITY NEWSPAPER



48 82 7 11 + 1 4 6 + 39

Ticketing & Concert Fees $4,576,980


Membership & Contributions $5,676,978



Endowment Draw & Distributions Government Grants Special Events RPYO Other* TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT


Administration Fundraising TOTAL EXPENSES

1,233,053 10.5% 898,184 7.6% $11,755,963




6.8% 3.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.5%

*Other includes: recordings, gift shop, and miscellaneous income not isolated above.


Program Services $9,624,726

799,381 462,000 96,226 88,628 55,770










Cash $ 280,183 $ 100,915 $ - $ 381,053 $ 825,051 Other receivables 438,532 - - 438,532 151,068 Prepaid expenses and other assets 260,556 - - 260,556 214,699 Pledges receivable, net 804,039 60,176 97,362 961,577 831,306 Investments 15,277 - 2,133,398 2,148,675 2,243,521 Interest in net assets of RPO Fund, Inc. - 4,446,986 7,043,727 11,490,713 11,488,368 Property and equipment, net 400,550 - - 400,550 433,892 Amount due from (to) other funds (441,097) 456,398 (15,301) - TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,757,995 $ 5,064,475 $ 9,259,186 $ 16,081,656 $ 16,187,905


LIABILITIES: Line of credit $ 700,000 $ - $ - $ 700,000 $ 200,000 Term Note payable 154,068 - - 154,068 236,236 Note payable to RPO Fund Inc. 536,000 - - 536,000 Accounts payable 748,921 - - 748,921 469,699 Accrued expenses 165,978 - - 165,978 150,287 Advance receipts 2,577,926 - - 2,577,926 2,588,452 Instrument Loans 3,047 - - 3,047 7,949 TOTAL LIABILITIES 4,885,940 - - 4,885,940 3,652,623 NET ASSETS (3,127,945) 5,064,475 9,259,186 11,195,716 12,535,282 TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS $ 1,757,995 $ 5,064,475 $ 9,259,186 $ 16,081,656 $ 16,187,905


“Fastidiously orchestrated, emotionally elusive, luscious but somehow chaste—the equivalent in painting might be a Monet…. The RPO demonstrated an excellent rapport with the color and character of each piece.” -DAVID RAYMOND, CITY NEWSPAPER



The Administration, 2017–18 ADMINISTRATION

Curtis S. Long, President and CEO Ronald L. Steinmiller, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer Kathy Miller, Executive Assistant ARTISTIC OPERATIONS & EDUCATION

Eric Gaston, Vice President of Artistic Administration Barbara Brown, Director of Education Rebecca Sealander, Concert Production Manager Yunn-Shan Ma, Conducting Fellow DEVELOPMENT

Domenic Argentieri, Vice President of Development Robert Dermody, Manager of Major Gifts Mark Zeger, Manager of Institutional Giving Andrea Weinstein, Major Gifts Officer Kimberly Cenzi, Manager of Annual Giving and Special Events Katherine A. Kennedy, Coordinator of Development Services Danika Felty, Development Officer Sabrina Devos, Intern Heather Havens, Intern FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Mark Pignagrande, Finance Manager Kari Swenson, Database Manager Irene Shaffer, Manager of Human Resources Laura Viau, Office Administrator and Finance Assistant


Nicole Morelle, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Nicole VanDenBergh, Marketing Manager Mary Rice, Content Marketing Manager Simona Benenati, Marketing Coordinator Maximilian DiBenedetto, Intern PATRON SERVICES CENTER

Edward W. Solorzano, Director of Marketing and Sales Emily Gisleson, Manager of Patron Services Daniel Lippa, Ticketing Manager Jenni Kohler, Group Sales and Marketing Partnerships Manager Marie-Adelina de la Ferriere, Patron Services Specialist Troy Tette, Patron Services Specialist David T. Meyer, House Manager, part-time Abby Chapman-Duprey + Randy Fultz + Aiden Lewis + Brandon McArdell + Joshua Schairer + ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC LEAGUE

Laura Morihara +, RPL Administrator

+ Part Time ^ Consultant This list is current as of August 31, 2018


Irene Narotksy +, Manager





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