ANNUAL REPORT 2008–09
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, INC.
Edward H. Linde As the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2008-09 season launched on September 24, 2008, the stock market was only days away from its precipitous decline. The downturn’s potential impact on the BSO’s unique artistic product was of immediate concern. Yet, thanks to the dedication of the BSO community—our unparalleled artists, generous donors, enduring audiences, and tireless volunteers and staff—the BSO continued making music of the highest caliber and spreading music’s joys to millions of people the world over. Under the artistic leadership of James Levine, Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, and Keith Lockhart, Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor, concerts engaged audiences of all ages during the 2008-09 season, notably blending tradition and innovation to keep symphonic music vibrant and accessible to diverse listeners. Through far-reaching community and education outreach programs as well as new initiatives focused on making concerts more affordable for targeted populations, the BSO continued its efforts to expand audiences. During the season, 45,465 individuals bought tickets for a BSO or Pops concert for the first time. As we faced one of the most challenging economic times in history, the BSO examined every expense, and where possible without adversely affecting our mission, mandated reductions to ensure optimal cost containment. Throughout, the continuing generosity of BSO donors fortified us and once-again affirmed the powerful role that music plays in people’s lives. As a fifth-grade participant in a BSO education program exclaimed last season: “I understand now. Music is life.” We extend our deepest thanks to you for helping the BSO fulfill its musical mission in 2008-09 despite the many challenges we faced. As the future unfolds, we look forward to continuing our work together to fill people’s lives, near and far, with the life-enhancing gift of music. With deep appreciation for your support,
Managing Director Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Directorship
Cover image: Michael J. Lutch
Just before this Annual Report was sent to press, the BSO’s Chairman and Great Benefactor, Edward H. Linde, passed away. Along with his wife Joyce, Ed was a passionate and tireless ambassador for the BSO. His wisdom, insight, and incomparable leadership have had an indelible and extraordinary impact on the organization and its music-making. Although the BSO has lost one of its most beloved friends, Ed Linde leaves a remarkable and lasting legacy that will ensure the BSO continues to flourish as we remain inspired by his leadership to fulfill our highest aspirations.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., engages more people in classical music than any other symphonic organization in the world. Each year, more than 18 million people experience the exhilarating music unique to the BSO and its six different parts—the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Tanglewood, the Tanglewood Music Center, Symphony Hall, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Unmatched in size, scope, and in the artistic quality of its music-making, since its founding, the BSO has been committed to finding ways to make music more accessible to people everywhere. This commitment has never been stronger—manifest in the BSO’s diverse and continually expanding range of community and education outreach initiatives as well as innovative technological initiatives that increasingly engage listeners of all ages all across the globe. During the BSO's 2008–09 season, as its audiences expanded and evolved, the Boston Symphony Orchestra played a crucial role in ensuring that classical music flourishes and remains relevant in this rapidly changing world.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra The 128th season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro James Levine in his fifth year as Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, affirmed the orchestra’s standing as one of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world. Building on the legacy of orchestral excellence and innovation that has been a BSO hallmark since its founding, the 2008-09 season was notable in a number of ways as the orchestra’s reach extended further and audience engagement continued to build. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s progressive focus on audience expansion continued to be a vital part of its musical mission.
The Boston Pops Under the direction of Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra delighted its audiences throughout its 124th season with its imitable brand of music that crosses the boundaries between “popular” and “classical.” Whether in Symphony Hall, at Tanglewood, on the Esplanade, on tour, or recording live performances like "Chris Botti in Boston," the Boston Pops has long entertained listeners of all ages with orchestral music that is accessible and widely appealing. In 2008, the orchestra's annual Holiday Pops concerts remained among the most anticipated events of the holidays, while the entire 2008-09 season was marked by creative and lively programming, world-renowned guest artists, and brilliant new works that joined the Pops’ vast and unrivalled trove of orchestral arrangements of popular music.
Tanglewood Established by Serge Koussevitzky in 1937 as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home, Tanglewood is set in the beautiful, pastoral Berkshire Hills. The 11-week 2009 Tanglewood season featured BSO performances ranging from great symphonic masterworks and full-length operas to contemporary programs showcasing works by today’s most preeminent composers. Boston Pops concerts, weekly chamber music concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, popular artist concerts, and the ever-popular Jazz Festival confirmed Tanglewood’s unique status among summer music festivals in offering an eclectic range of classical repertoire alongside a sampling of other musical genres.
SHIFTING REALITIES: THE BSO’S AUDIENCE With exponentially expanding forms of cultural entertainment available today, American orchestras find it ever-more challenging to engage and expand classical music audiences and combat the notion that classical music as an art form is diminishing. Yet at Boston Symphony concerts, audience composition has changed significantly over the past three decades. In 1979, approximately 17,000 households attended symphony season performances; in 2009 this number increased to 45,000. And the average patron age decreased from 56 to 49 over this time period.
concerts for 70 years or more and another event for those celebrating anniversaries of 50 years or more. Many of the attendees spoke with gratitude about waiting in line for rush tickets or attending one of the very first youth concerts. Today, this commitment continues stronger than ever. During the 2008-09 season, thanks to an anonymous donor, the BSO launched a new program—$20 tickets for patrons under 40 years of age. This initiative brought nearly 6,400 new audience members in this constituency to Symphony Hall; overall, almost 8,000 individuals under 40 years of age participated in this very popular initiative .The BSO recognized the importance of targeting this population to supplement its other education and outreach programs in its ongoing commitment to continue building audience engagement.
The BSO has long understood that in order to sustain and build audiences, continual efforts must be made not only to connect listeners to the music but also to provide options that make the BSO affordable. In the 2008-09 season, a celebration was held in honor of patrons who have attended BSO 5
Tanglewood Music Center Founded in 1940, the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) remains unique in the world as the only academy for advanced musical study that is part of a world-class orchestra. With an unprecedented number of fellowship applications for the 2009 class, 129 openings were ultimately filled from a pool of nearly 1,700 applicants. Thanks to generous donors, TMC fellows receive full fellowships that cover the summer’s tuition and living expenses—thus ensuring that the selection process remains entirely merit-based. During the summer, the fellows have access to orchestral resources and musical experiences unmatched anywhere in the world. In the 2009 season, the TMC presented concerts across a range of genres.
Symphony Hall Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000, the BSO’s home, Symphony Hall, is widely regarded as one of the three finest concert halls in the world, renowned for its architectural beauty and near-perfect acoustics. Audiences marvel at hearing the BSO in this venerable and gracious venue. In the 2008-09 season, Symphony Hall audiences witnessed history as the fourteen semi-circular clerestory windows encircling the hall’s second balcony were uncovered for the first time since the 1940s. A highly desirable venue for other local performing arts organizations, in the 2008-09 season, Symphony Hall hosted, among others, the Handel & Haydn Society and the Celebrity Series of Boston.
The Tanglewood Festival Chorus Led by Conductor John Oliver, who holds the Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky chair, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus joined the orchestra for performances in Symphony Hall throughout both the BSO and Pops seasons. As the official chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, they also added their lush timbre to Pops and BSO choral engagements during the 2009 Tanglewood season. Remarkably, the chorus is composed entirely of volunteers who donate countless hours of preparation for these performances. Whether adding their voices to the orchestra in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra or Brahms’s A German Requiem, or providing spirited, sonic flourish to Pops concerts, the 290-member ensemble built on its world-class reputation for superlative musicality and radiant singing in the 2008-09 season.
T H E B O S T O N S Y M P H O N Y A S S O C I AT I O N O F V O L U N T E E R S BSO founder and Great Benefactor Henry Lee Higginson said “All good work takes time and life-blood.” These words are exemplified by the dedication and commitment shown by the members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers (BSAV) in support of the BSO’s activities. The BSAV is instrumental in helping the orchestra carry-out its musical mission—their support can be seen everywhere as they help to sustain the programs of the BSO, Pops, and Tanglewood. The BSAV works hard on “behind-the-scenes” elements for such events as A Company Christmas at Pops, Presidents at Pops, Opening Nights, and the Tanglewood Wine Festival, to name a few.
Their efforts are also strongly evident in such programs as Instrument Playgrounds, flower decorating, exhibit docents, and the BSO membership table —the list goes on. BSAV members also help to staff the Symphony Shop and Tanglewood Glass Houses, serve as ushers at Tanglewood concerts and lead tours at both Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. During the 2008-09 season, approximately 800 volunteers donated more than 22,000 hours in tireless and passionate support of the BSO. They are valued partners in helping the BSO maintain its musical excellence and sustain its community and education outreach to ensure the joys of music are spread far and wide.
Education and Community Programs at the BSO Education is a vital part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s musical mission. Since launching its first concerts for young people in 1888, the BSO’s array of education initiatives has grown and evolved. Today, more than 35,000 young people participate in programs that make music accessible and engaging for young listeners. The BSO’s community initiatives bring music to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to hear live classical performances. And through the BSO’s website, bso.org, more than 7.6 million people around the world access music appreciation resources and tools, including interactive modules. S C H O O L - B A S E D I N I T I AT I V E S The Boston Symphony Orchestra partners with public schools to strengthen music education for grades K-12. Various programs s that bring BSO are offered including those musicians directly into the classroom. The organization also works closely with educators to design music education initiatives best suited to the changing and diverse school populations of today.
power of music through performances, hands-on activities, and interactive exercises. This first-hand exposure to musical artistry gives young people new connections to music and a greater understanding of its relevance in the world around them. BSO award-winning Education Resource Centers provide teachers with resources to help enrich their music education programs as well as to identify other ways that music
Through its Musicians in the Schools program, BSO musicians demonstrate the
can promote learning. Through school-based community partnerships in Cambridge, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Worcester and several Berkshire communities, the BSO provides tools for teachers to advocate for music education. Through this partnership, parents also learn about the role of music within the larger school curriculum and as informed advocates, they help raise awareness of the importance of music to learning and development.
P E R F O R M A N C E - B A S E D I N I T I AT I V E S The BSO is committed to making live performances both accessible and affordable. In 2008-09 new initiatives supplemented existing programs to expand the orchestra’s reach.
members and musicians can meet to talk about music and the BSO. The BSO College Card gives college students the opportunity to attend BSO concerts at an affordable price. One student claimed that the college card “changed my life.” For a one-time cost of $25, Boston-area students may attend up to 25 BSO performances annually. High school students who join the Young Musician’s Club for $15 may attend up to twelve concerts. Both programs were sponsored by UBS.
Through free Community Chamber Concerts at churches and community venues throughout greater Boston, the BSO enriches communities through unprecedented access to classical music. Each concert is followed by a casual reception where audience
Tanglewood’s BSO Friday Morning Rehearsals are open exclusively to groups of students, teachers, and parents. Also at Tanglewood, Kids’ Corner and Watch and Play are free, interactive music programs for children attending open rehearsals or concerts on Saturday morning and/or Sunday afternoons.
W O R L D W I D E E D U C AT I O N A L R E A C H As one of the most comprehensive and most visited orchestral internet sites in the world, the BSO’s website, bso.org, extends extensive educational content to students and musiclovers everywhere. Featuring advanced multimedia and interactive tools, the BSO's website provides visitors with resources that give additional context to BSO performances— and to music, overall. Classical Companion gives an in-depth overview of select BSO concerts, offering interviews with composers and performers, exclusive archival images, and video and sound clips. Innovative interactive tools offer a range of activities that focus on musical style and composition.
BSO podcasts, designed for BSO, Tanglewood, and Pops concerts each season, are available for download to the public through iTunes or bso.org. Although focused on a specific concert program, podcasts provide a depth and breadth of information, appealing to audiences beyond those attending a specific concert. Last year, 101,000 listeners subscribed to BSO podcasts—with 86,000 listening more than once a month.
archival library of our online conservatory modules, and Internet TV—allowing visitors the opportunity to explore the orchestra and its multiple facets. With the establishment of the BSO Mobile Club last season, the technologically savvy concertgoers of today receive performance reminders, premiums, and other special offers directly to their cell phones. And by establishing a new-media presence via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the BSO maintains a higher-than-ever profile and reaches a myriad of music-lovers.
The 2008–09 BSO season podcasts were sponsored by UBS. Additional educational resources online include curriculum kits for educators, an
D IREC T ENG AGEMENT WITH YO UNG A RTIST S By directly engaging young artists in programs that expand their musical skills, the BSO fosters future generations of musicians and artists.
and creative writing. Students experience other cultural offerings of the Berkshires such as Jacob’s Pillow, Shakespeare & Company, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
In 2009, a new program for students in grades K-3, Winter Vacation at the BSO, launched. Featuring recorder, percussion, and chorus workshops, the week culminated in a performance on the Symphony Hall stage. Having received rave reviews from kids and their parents, this initiative is scheduled to repeat in 2010.
In 2009, DARTS was sponsored in part by Bank of America.
Tanglewood's residential program, Days in the Arts at Tanglewood (DARTS), brings together middle school students from across Massachusetts for education in instrumental and vocal music, visual arts, theater, dance,
In the Visiting Student Ensemble Program, middle and high school performance groups travel from around the country to Symphony Hall where they participate in master classes taught by BSO musicians, rehearse at the Hall, and attend concerts.
The BSO Teen Council offers arts access and training to a diverse group of high school students, equipping them to reach out to their peers and families to foster a life-long appreciation of the arts. The BSO is also a founding partner in Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color), a program that identifies, trains, and educates students for careers as classical music soloists, teachers, chamber music performers, and orchestra members. Additionally, Tanglewood is home to the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a training program for high school musicians.
Launched in 1959, the BSO’s annual Concerto Competition inspires advanced high school instrumentalists by showcasing the winner at a BSO Family concert and a Boston Pops concert.
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The Great Benefactors
In building his new symphony for Boston, the BSO’s founder and first benefactor, Henry Lee Higginson, knew that ticket revenues could never fully cover the costs of running a great orchestra. From 1881 to 1918, Higginson covered the Orchestra’s annual deficits with personal donations that exceeded $1 million. The Boston Symphony Orchestra now honors each of the following generous donors with the designation of Great Benefactor. This list recognizes individuals whose cumulative giving to the BSO is $1 million or more as of August 31, 2009. Ten Million and Above Mr. Julian Cohen† Fidelity Investments Linde Family Foundation Ray and Maria Stata Anonymous Seven and One Half Million Mr. and Mrs. George D. Behrakis John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Five Million Bank of America and Bank of America Charitable Foundation Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Germeshausen Foundation NEC Corporation Stephen and Dorothy Weber Anonymous Two and One Half Million Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Barger Peter and Anne Brooke Eleanor L. Campbell and Levin H. Campbell Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cynthia and Oliver Curme/ The Lost & Foundation, Inc. Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky EMC Corporation Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Susan Morse Hilles Trust National Endowment for the Arts William and Lia Poorvu Miriam and Sidney Stoneman† Estate of Elizabeth B. Storer Anonymous
One Million American Airlines Mr. and Mrs. Harlan E. Anderson Dorothy and David B. Arnold, Jr. AT&T The Bank of New York Mellon Gabriella and Leo Beranek Mr. William I. Bernell † George and Roberta Berry Alan S. and Lorraine D. Bressler Jan Brett and Joseph Hearne Chiles Foundation Mr.† and Mrs. William H. Congleton Country Curtains John and Diddy Cullinane Lewis S. and Edith L. Dabney Mr. and Mrs. Stanton W. Davis† Estate of Mrs. Pierre de Beaumont Estate of Elizabeth B. Ely John P. II and Nancy S.† Eustis The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Shirley and Richard Fennell Estate of Verna Fine Estate of Anna E. Finnerty The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Estate of Marie L. Gillet The Gillette Company Sophia and Bernard Gordon Mrs. Donald C. Heath† Estate of Francis Lee Higginson Major Henry Lee Higginson † Estate of Edith C. Howie John Hancock Financial Services Stephen B. Kay and Lisbeth L. Tarlow/ The Aquidneck Foundation Estate of Richard L. Kaye
George H.† and Nancy D. Kidder Harvey Chet† and Farla Krentzman The Kresge Foundation Liz and George Krupp Bill † and Barbara Leith Liberty Mutual Foundation, Inc. Estates of John D. and Vera M. MacDonald Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Kate and Al Merck Mr. and Mrs. Nathan R. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone The Richard P. and Claire W. Morse Foundation William Inglis Morse Trust Mrs. Robert B. Newman Mrs. Mischa Nieland and Dr. Michael L. Nieland Megan and Robert O’Block Mr. Norio Ohga Carol and Joe Reich Mr. and Mrs. Dwight P. Robinson, Jr.† Susan and Dan Rothenberg Estate of Wilhemina C. Sandwen Dr. Raymond and Hannah H.† Schneider Carl Schoenhof Family Arthur I. Segel and Patti B. Saris Kristin and Roger Servison Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Miriam Shaw Fund Sony Corporation of America State Street Corporation Thomas G. Stemberg Dr. Nathan B. and Anne P. Talbot† Caroline and James Taylor
Diana O. Tottenham The Wallace Foundation Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner The Helen F. Whitaker Fund Mr. and Mrs. John Williams Estate of Mrs. Helen Zimbler Anonymous (8) † Deceased
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Extraordinary Generosity During the 2008-09 Season Many music-lovers derive great joy from more than one part of the BSO family and contribute generously to fund all areas of the BSO. During the period of September 1, 2008, to August 31, 2009, the following individual donors or estates made cash gifts to the BSO totaling $10,000 or more. This list represents new outright gifts and pledge payments during the fiscal year to annual funds, events, capital projects, endowment, or special projects. $1,000,000 and Above Joyce and Edward† Linde Mr. and Mrs. John Williams $500,000 – $999,999 Alan S. and Lorraine D. Bressler Estate of William J. Joyce Estate of Maria Maris Estate of Anne P. Talbot Caroline and James Taylor Estate of G. Crandon Woolley $250,000 – $499,999 Mr. and Mrs. George D. Behrakis Sophia and Bernard Gordon Stephen B. Kay and Lisbeth L. Tarlow/ The Aquidneck Foundation Kate and Al Merck Patti Saris and Arthur Segel $100,000 – $249,999 George and Roberta Berry Peter and Anne Brooke Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Estate of Arthur P. Chiasson The Chiles Foundation John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille John and Diddy Cullinane Cynthia and Oliver Curme/ The Lost & Foundation, Inc. Estate of John G. Guillemont Ted and Debbie Kelly Lizbeth and George Krupp Mr. and Mrs. C. Kevin Landry Estate of Joseph F. McCrindle Richard P. and Claire W. Morse William and Lia Poorvu
Carol and Joe Reich/ The Pumpkin Foundation Susan and Dan Rothenberg Carole and Edward I. Rudman Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation Kristin and Roger Servison Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Anonymous (2) $50,000 – $99,999 P. Andrews and Linda H. McLane Linda J.L. Becker Jan Brett and Joseph Hearne Cogan Family Foundation Dick and Ann Marie Connolly The Connors Family Office Bill and Jacalyn Egan / Duniry Foundation Nancy J. Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Estate of Lucy G. Henderson Mrs. Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Dorothy and Charlie Jenkins Glenda and Jeffrey Lawrence Cynthia and Robert J. Lepofsky Elizabeth W. and John M. Loder Anne R. Lovett and Stephen G. Woodsum Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Marshall Carmine A. and Beth V. Martignetti Megan and Robert O'Block Wendy C. Philbrick Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pierce Irene and Abe† Pollin Mr. Irving W. Rabb John S. and Cynthia Reed
Michael and Elizabeth Ruane Ray and Maria Stata Thomas G. Stemberg Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer J. Thomas Stephen and Dorothy Weber Mrs. Henry Wheeler Robert and Roberta Winters Anonymous $25,000 – $49,999 Estate of Joseph C. Beaudoin Samuel B. and Deborah D. Bruskin The Gregory E. Bulger Foundation/ Gregory Bulger and Richard Dix Ronald and Ronni Casty Jim and Barbara Cleary Estate of Abram T. Collier David and Victoria Croll Ann Dulye and Linda Dulye Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky Alan R. Dynner Mrs. Harriett M. Eckstein William and Deborah Elfers Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Estate of Helen Ford Mr. Mario J. Gabelli Richard † and Joy Gilbert Sally and Michael Gordon Elizabeth and Phill Gross Mr. and Mrs. Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. The Karp Family Foundation Paul L. King Bill and Bridget Koch Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Lacaillade Dr. Robert and Jane B. Mayer Joseph C. McNay Ann Merrifield and Wayne Davis Mrs. August R. Meyer Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone Morby Family Charitable Foundation Robert J. Morrissey Ms. Cecile Higginson Murphy Mrs. Evelyn S. Nef †
Jay and Eunice Panetta Louise C. Riemer The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Richard and Donna Tadler Jacqueline and Albert Togut Paul M. Verrochi Edwin S. Webster Foundation Joan D. Wheeler Anonymous (6) $10,000 – $24,999 Harlan and Lois Anderson Robert and Elana Baum Gabriella and Leo Beranek Jamie and Ethan Berg Mr. Gordon M. Binder Mrs. Linda Cabot Black Ann F. Brown Brad and Terrie Bloom Joan and John Bok Mark G. and Linda Borden Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bradley William David Brohn Eleanor L. Campbell and Levin H. Campbell Mrs. Florence C. Chesterton-Norris† Michael and Renee Child The Clair Family Joseph and Phyllis Cohen Mr. Joseph M. Cohen William P. Collatos and Linda C. Wisnewski James and Tina Collias Mrs. William H. Congleton Ranny Cooper and David Smith Mrs. Bigelow Crocker Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cruger The Curvey Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Cutter Lewis S. and Edith L. Dabney Mr. David D'Alessandro Mr. and Mrs. Miguel de Bragança Robert and Evelyn Doran Julie and Ronald M. Druker † Deceased
The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicked-off its 128th season with a rousing, all-Russian Opening Night gala concert. Under the incomparable leadership of Ray and Maria Stata Music Director James Levine, the orchestra reached new artistic heights and musical excellence. Continuing its time-honored legacy, the orchestra’s repertoire balanced timeless classics with the dynamic music of our day. BSO performances during the 2008–09 season were imaginative and stimulating —taking audiences on musical adventures that challenged them to think about music in new ways and offering them the joy and inspiration that only great music can bring. For the sixth consecutive year, the BSO’s Symphony Hall season was exclusively sponsored by UBS.
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Soprano Maija Kovalevska at Opening Night at Symphony Soprano Barbara Frittoli and baritone José Van Dam in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra Charles Dutoit conducts violinist Lisa Batiashavilli OPPOSITE PAGE:
André Previn conducts the orchestra in his new tone poem, Owls, a BSO commission James Levine and Gunther Schuller following the world premier of Schuller’s Where the Word Ends
The BSO at Home Ray and Maria Stata Music Director James Levine and the orchestra’s partnership continued to flourish with incomparable performances of highly varied repertoire that both engaged and enlightened growing audiences. The Opening Night at Symphony extravaganza featured Glinka’s overture to Ruslan and Ludmila, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and the letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin sung by soprano Maija Kovalevska in her debut with the BSO. The gala event, chaired by Trustee and Great Benefactor Paul Buttenwieser and his wife Katie, with support from Shreve, Crump & Low and Cadillac, raised more than $500,000 to support the orchestra’s work. The season also included four premieres of BSO-commissioned works by some of today’s most preeminent composers and a wide range of other repertoire that spans the centuries—and the world.
The BSO and James Levine During his fifth season with the BSO, Maestro James Levine maintained his fervent dedication to leading the orchestra in concert performances of opera. Joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and internationally acclaimed soloists, the orchestra performed Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra under Levine's direction, treating Symphony Hall audiences to a commanding performance of this operatic masterpiece. Ten days later, Maestro Levine presented a sampling of Mozart symphonies over three different programs, including rarely heard early symphonies. Critics praised this series for showing listeners that what may seem familiar can be filled with unexpected things— thereby deepening the audience’s understanding and appreciation of music. The BSO’s long history of interpreting French music remained strong throughout the 2008-09 season as the orchestra continued to explore the styles and sounds of French composers. This past season offered audiences an all-French program featuring orchestral works by Messiaen and Boulez alongside Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, showcasing Steven Ansell, Charles S. Dana chair, the BSO’s principal violist, as soloist. Whether playing Mahler, Messiaen, or Mozart, the thriving partnership between Levine and the BSO reverberated throughout the 2008–09 season. 20
Commissions For Our Time The BSO has a long, respected history of championing new music and introducing it to audiences with each new season. Under Maestro Levine, who believes that great contemporary compositions provide compelling new musical insights that encourage audiences to expand their musical palates, the season was rich with new BSO commissions. Owls, a tone poem composed and conducted by André Previn premiered to wide acclaim. James Levine led the orchestra in the world premieres of Elliott Carter’s Interventions, for piano and orchestra, as well as Gunther Schuller’s Where the Word Ends and the late Leon Kirchner’s The Forbidden, both BSO 125th anniversary commissions. New York audiences also had the opportunity to hear each of these illuminating works as part of the BSO’s three-concert Carnegie Hall series.
BSO CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUTH CONCERTS Early in its history, the BSO inaugurated “Young People’s Concerts” and in 1959 they were established as a permanent, ongoing program by Harry Ellis Dickson to help the BSO reach out to young people in the greater Boston area. In their current inception, these concerts are based on themes designed to appeal to young audiences. The 2008-09 season’s “March….Dance!” program, sponsored by UBS, had Symphony Hall filled to capacity with youngsters moving to the beat. Pre-concert activities included instrument demonstrations and an instrument playground—giving many children the opportunity to see for the first time how a musical instrument works and sounds. Each year, countless children and young people are inspired by these programs that give them a new context
for listening—making music accessible and exciting to them. They always leave wanting to learn about—and hear—more music. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of youth concerts, the BSO announced that it will build on its commitment to young people by launching a new partnership with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. The new collaboration will expand the number of Family Concerts offered and give students the opportunity to observe their peers performing. As part of the initiative, the BSO will also offer new, affordable pricing initiatives designed to bring students and their families to Symphony Hall—often and regularly—in the 2009–10 season.
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Julianne Banse performs Mahler's Fourth Symphony with Mark Wigglesworth conducting the BSO BSO Assistant Conductor Shi-Yeon Sung conducts pianist Nelson Freire and the orchestra
Inspiring Collaborations The Boston Symphony Orchestra regularly attracts the most talented and visionary instrumental and vocal soloists in the world. Daniel Barenboim was piano soloist in Elliott Carter’s Interventions, which had its first performance as part of a week-long celebration of Carter’s 100th birthday during the 2008-09 season. Maurizio Pollini, the great Italian pianist, dazzled audiences with a brilliant rendering of Schumann’s Piano Concerto. And the season’s rich slate of vocal masterpieces such as Brahms’s A German Requiem, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Berlioz’s Te Deum, and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana drew some of the most renowned singers in the world to Boston. Returning favorites included James Morris, Barbara Frittoli and José van Dam. In addition to performances during the summer, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under its conductor John Oliver, Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky chair, joined the BSO for six different programs during the symphony season. As one of the greatest symphonic orchestras in the world today, the BSO attracts some of the world’s most celebrated conductors, including its Conductor Emeritus, Bernard Haitink, the LaCroix Family Fund chair, to its podium. In 2008-09, under the batons of conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the season’s Tanglewood Music Center Stephen and Dorothy Weber Artist-in-Residence; Herbert Blomstedt, and Kurt Masur, the BSO exhibited its remarkable versatility. The season also featured Alan Gilbert in a program that included Charles Ives’s rarely heard, epic Symphony No. 4. The 2008–09 also brought Music Director Laureate Seiji Ozawa back to the podium of Symphony Hall—a welcome return for the first time since his 2002 farewell season with the BSO when he stepped down after 29 years as music director. The orchestra is also fortunate to boast two exceptionally brilliant and talented young musicians on its roster—Julian Kuerti, Anna E. Finnerty chair, and Shi-Yeon Sung—as assistant conductors. And during a day-and-age where major symphony orchestras are drawing criticism for lack of diversity at the podium, the BSO enjoyed the distinction of playing under two female conductors—Shi-Yeon Sung and Susanna Mälkki—during the 2008–09 season.
Boston Symphony Chamber Players A unique program including music by Mozart, Michael Haydn, Villa-Lobos, and Brahms launched the first of four concerts in the 2008-09 season of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. As one of the world’s most outstanding chamber music ensembles, the group, consisting of BSO principal string, woodwind, and brass players, also tours regularly both nationally and internationally. Last season featured special guest André Previn who joined the players for a performance of his playful Trio for piano, oboe, and bassoon. Wide-ranging works by three distinguished composers who are closely associated with the BSO and Tanglewood—William Bolcom, Oliver Knussen, and the late George Perle—were also showcased. Traditional fare including the complete Brahms string quintets and sextets balanced out the repertoire, and as with BSO musical offerings, gave audiences a richly varied and illuminating listening experience.
T H E B S O D E B U T S D I G I TA L D O W N L O A D S Their complete recording of Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloé, featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, received three 2009 Grammy nominations including Best Classical Album, and won the 2009 Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance. Daphnis & Chloé as well as three other recordings are available as downloads, and Daphnis and Brahms’s A German Requiem are also available on CD. The releases are drawn from recordings made during live performances at Symphony Hall as part of an ongoing project to record all of Ray and Maria Stata Music Director James Levine’s BSO concerts for archival purposes. The BSO digital library is a significant development for the orchestral music world as options for downloading BSO music expand well beyond the “digital decade.”
In December 2008, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, continuing to expand its new media offerings, launched the first-ever orchestral music download service that offers tracks in both standard MP3 and HD surround formats. With an esteemed history of spreading music well beyond the concert venue through highest quality recordings and broadcasts, the BSO now advances this outreach even further. In addition to numerous historic BSO, Pops, Chamber Players, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra recordings available for download, in February 2009, the orchestra and James Levine released the first recordings on its new label, BSO Classics.
Boston Symphony Orchestra 2008 – 09 Season Concert and Guest Artist Supporters The Boston Symphony Orchestra wishes to thank the following donors for naming a concert or guest artist appearance during the 2008–09 BSO season. Concerts and guest artists are available for naming to those who support the Boston Symphony Annual Fund at a $25,000-level or higher, through a special gift, or through a gift to the BSO endowment. 2008 – 09 BSO NAMED CONCERTS
Stephen B. Kay and Lisbeth L. Tarlow
September 24, 2008 Opening Night at Symphony Sponsored by Cadillac and Shreve, Crump & Low
“It is one of the institutions that makes Boston a special place to live,” answered Great Benefactor Steve Kay and his wife Lis Tarlow when asked what the BSO means to them.
October 2, 2008 The Beranek Concert October 3, 2008 The Fanny Peabody Mason Memorial Concert
A senior director at Goldman Sachs & Co., Steve recounts a memorable episode when, during a rehearsal for his high school glee club concert, he was invited by the music director to simply “mouth the words”. Fortunately, this did not deter him from developing a profound love of classical music. Steve first attended BSO concerts regularly with his late wife, Nan Bennett Kay, a former chairman of the BSO Board of Overseers who was deeply committed to the organization and its outreach efforts.
October 18, 2008 Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation October 20, 2008 (Carnegie Hall) EMC Corporation October 23, 2008 The Eloise and Raymond H. Ostrander Memorial Concert
As a member of the BSO Board of Trustees since 2003 and one of its vice chairs, Steve provides financial counsel and shares his expertise and leadership insights to help ensure that the BSO’s musical mission can prosper. Lis, the deputy director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, is also an avid musiclover and concertgoer. They both gratefully acknowledge that the BSO is an important part of their lives, in Boston as well as the Berkshires, where they frequent Tanglewood programs in the summer.
November 8, 2008 EMC Corporation November 13, 2008 The Virginia Wellington Cabot Memorial Concert
November 15, 2008 The Stephen and Dorothy Weber Concert November 28, 2008 The Mrs. Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Concert November 29, 2008 The Gregory E. Bulger Foundation Concert December 5, 2008 Supported by a generous bequest from Arlene M. Jones December 11, 2008 (Carnegie Hall) UBS Supported by the Billy Rose Foundation January 16, 2009 The Marie L. Audet Gillet Concert January 17, 2009 The Fernand Gillet Concert February 9, 2009 (Carnegie Hall) Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
Boston Symphony Orchestra Major Corporate Sponsors
For Steve, who calls the Boston Symphony “arguably the best orchestra in the world,” and Lis, supporting the BSO is not only a matter of choice but also a responsibility.
Noting that the viability of the BSO and other cultural organizations requires philanthropic support, Steve states that “Lis and I give because we can. If people who love the symphony and can support it don’t, that viability will be lost.”
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February 14, 2009 The John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Concert February 17, 2009 The George D. and Margo Behrakis Concert February 19, 2009 UBS February 19-21, 2009 Supported by a gift from the Nakimichi Foundation February 20, 2009 The Peter and Anne Brooke Concert February 21, 2009 Supported by a generous gift to the Artistic Initiative by Kristin and Roger Servison March 6, 2009 The Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Marshall Concert March 7, 2009 The Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers Concert March 26, 2009 The Joyce and Edward Linde Concert
April 11, 2009 The Philip and Eve Cutter Concert in Memory of Bernie and Wendy Goldhirsh April 16, 2009 The Nathan R. Miller Family Concert April 17, 2009 The Deborah and William R. Elfers Concert April 23-25, 2009 Presented in honor of the members of the Higginson Society who support the Boston Symphony Annual Fund at the Patron level April 23, 2009 The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel April 24, 2009 The Norman V. and Ellen B. Ballou Memorial Concert April 25, 2009 The Henry Lee Higginson Concert May 1, 2009 The Elizabeth Taylor Fessenden Memorial Concert May 2, 2009 The Paul L. King Concert
2008 – 09 GUEST ARTIST SUPPORT Maurizio Pollini (October 16–18, 2008) Elfers Fund for Performing Artists, established in honor of Deborah Bennett Elfers Soloists, Carmina Burana (November 6–8, 2008) Ethan Ayer Vocal Soloist Fund Sequentia, Carmina Burana (November 6–8, 2008) Roberta M. Strang Memorial Fund Barbara Frittoli (February 5–7, 2009) and all appearances of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky Fund for Voice and Chorus Barbara Frittoli (February 9, 2009) (Carnegie Hall) In Memory of Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Nelson Freire (April 9-14, 2009) Helen and Josef Zimbler Fund Imogen Cooper and Matthew Polenzani (April 30–May 2, 2009) In Memory of Hamilton Osgood
March 27, 2009 The Walter Piston Society Concert April 10, 2009 The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Life Trustees Concert
2008 – 09 YOUTH AND FAMILY CONCERT SUPPORT The BSO Youth and Family Concert Series is sponsored by UBS April 1, 2009
Supported by a gift from Arthur and Barbara Kravitz SECOND CONCERT: Supported by a gift from Irving Rabb, in loving memory of Charlotte Rabb April 2, 2009
Supported by the Erna V. Fisher Trust Fund SECOND CONCERT: (Metro concert) Supported by gifts from the Estate of Elizabeth A. Baldwin, the Kingsbury Road Charitable Foundation, and the Maurice and Kate Zigmond Fund. April 3, 2009
Supported by a gift from Helaine B. Allen and the Berenson Foundation SECOND CONCERT: Honoring those who have dedicated their time and talent to foster the BSO’s youth activity programs April 4, 2009
Supported by a gift from the Richard P. and Claire W. Morse Foundation SECOND CONCERT: Supported by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Fund YOUTH AND FAMILY CONCERT OPEN REHEARSALS November 6, 2008 Supported by the Germeshausen Family Youth Concerts Fund February 5, 2009 Supported by a gift from the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers
March 5, 2009 Supported by the Miriam H. and Sidney Stoneman Fund for Youth Activities
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Launched in the summer of 1885 as a small series of Promenade Concerts offering “light music of the best class,” the Boston Pops today plays a vital role in the world of orchestral music. Through recordings, television, special events, and live concerts at Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, and around the country, the Boston Pops, under the direction of the dazzling and gifted Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, has a universal appeal. Featuring collaborations with some of the hottest artists on the contemporary music scene, Boston Pops concerts blend innovation and tradition in a unique way—making the Pops known to fans everywhere as “America’s Orchestra.” The entire 2008–09 Boston Pops Season was sponsored by Fidelity Investments.
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Pops conductor Keith Lockhart with Santa at Holiday Pops The Polar Express, narrated by Will LeBow Barbara Cook performs at Opening Night at Pops Buzz Aldrin narrates The Planets Erich Kunzel leads the Pops
Holiday Pops Each year, Symphony Hall resounds with the music of the holiday season in one of New England’s most treasured traditions—Holiday Pops. In addition to familiar seasonal favorites, a visit from Santa, and magical storytelling, the 2008-09 season featured the world premiere of a special commission—The Polar Express— by Alan Silvestri. The piece showcased the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and included narrative and illustrations from the best-selling book by the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. The 2008-09 Boston Pops annual national holiday tour spread cheer throughout the North and Southeast with performances in five different states. In addition, Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops musicians performed an annual special holiday concert for patients of Children’s Hospital Boston.
F I D E L I T Y F U T U R E S TA G E AT T H E B O S T O N P O P S Fidelity FutureStage was developed by Boston Pops Season Sponsor Fidelity Investments in 2006 to support music and other arts education programs in local communities, expanding on the company’s long-standing commitment to the arts. In Spring of 2009, Fidelity launched “Fidelity FutureStage at the Boston Pops,” a city-wide competition giving Boston Public High School student musicians the opportunity to perform with the Pops on stage at Symphony Hall. The four winning acts, including both soloists and small ensembles, represented a range of musical styles spanning classical, jazz, blues, and pop: AnJalique Perry, a vocalist from Roland Hayes School of Music; The Underground Trio from Boston Arts 32
Academy, which featured guitarist Chris Juris, percussionist Gustavo Hernandez, and Max Ridley on double bass; the Grieg Quartet from Boston Latin Academy, with violinists B. Kim and Tadesh Inagaki, violist Allyn Hayes McCourt, and cellist Christopher Nguyen; and Chris Middleton, a 17 year-old singer-songwriter from Boston Latin Academy, who performed his own original song. “It was absolutely inspiring to see these young students from the Boston Public Schools bring such passion and dedication to their music-making, and to witness the powerful effect music has had on their lives,” said Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart.
Spring Into Summer The Pops 124th spring season offered an abundance of riches – featuring all-star guests and signature Pops performances that were exhilarating and engaging for its ever-broadening audiences. Film composer John Williams, the Boston Pops Laureate Conductor, returned for Film Night with a salute to the legendary achievements of the great director Stanley Donen as well as the highly-acclaimed world premiere of his viola concerto, written for Principal Pops Violist Cathy Basrak. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Pops performed music from Holst’s The Planets showcasing special guest Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin as narrator, and accompanied by a special video montage by astronomer Dr. José Francisco Salgado of the Chicago Planetarium with NASA and European Space Agency footage. And “A Richard Rodgers Celebration” took audiences on a journey down the Great White Way in a program filled with the theater music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters. The final program of the season, “Let’s Dance,” was led by one of the world’s leading pops conductors—Erich Kunzel—in his last appearance with the Pops before his death in September 2009. Over the years, Mr. Kunzel conducted the Pops in more than 100 performances. T H E 2 5 T H A N N U A L A C O M P A N Y C H R I S T M A S AT P O P S The 25th annual A Company Christmas at Pops, chaired by Trustee and Great Benefactor Ted Kelly, Overseer Dick Connolly, and Jack Connors, Jr., featured guest star Michael Bolton as well as award-winning columnist Mike Barnicle narrating “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” The festive evening raised $1.24 million to support the BSO’s artistic and educational programs—an all-time record for this event. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart; event co-chairs Dick Connolly and Ted Kelly; performer Michael Bolton; and event co-chair Jack Connors, Jr.
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Chris Botti (left) and Sy Smith Dancers with the Rebecca Rice Dance Company perform with the Boston Pops for the 100th anniversary of Ballets Russes OPPOSITE PAGE:
Neil Diamond entertains the crowd on July 4 at the Esplanade Linda Eder and Keith Lockhart with the Pops
Exciting Collaborations Acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti joined Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops for the 28th annual Presidents at Pops, chaired by Robert L. Reynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments. A grand, much-anticipated tradition every spring in Boston, this annual benefit raised more than $734,000 to support the BSO’s community and education outreach initiatives. Earlier in the season, “Chris Botti in Boston” was filmed in Symphony Hall with the trumpeter joined by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as well as special guests Sting, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Lucia Micarelli, Sy Smith, and Dominic Miller. Broadcast on PBS stations in the early spring, this star-studded show brought the Boston Pops into households across the nation. Hitting the top of the jazz chart ratings, it has received three 2009 Grammy nominations including Best Pops Instrumental Album.
The Boston Pops—A Great American Tradition On July 4th, 2009, the annual “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” on the Charles River Esplanade drew more than a half-million people to the Hatch Shell. In addition, a national audience of nearly 6.8 million—a 15 percent increase from July 2008—viewed the CBS broadcast, which was number one in its time slot. Grammy Award-winning pop icon Neil Diamond joined the Pops and thrilled crowds with his signature songs about life and love. Iconic American composer Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes of Harvard Divinity School, gave special context to the holiday as it recounted in music and words Lincoln’s thoughts about freedom and democracy. And ten-year-old Milton resident Oladunni Oladipo sang a musical arrangement of the Pledge of Allegiance before Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performed Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. As always, the concert was followed by a stupendous fireworks display over the Charles River.
T H E R E D S O X A L B U M H E R A L D S I N O P E N I N G D AY AT F E N W AY The 2009, Boston Red Sox Opening Day was a double-hitter—not only opening the season for Boston’s home team but also celebrating the launch of the Boston Pops Orchestra’s new recording—The Red Sox Album—produced in conjunction with the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball. Keith Lockhart and the Pops also took part in opening day festivities at Fenway. The new album features the Tanglewood Festival Chorus along with the Pops in new arrangements of Fenway’s traditional fan anthem "Sweet Caroline" and the baseball classic "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as well as a new arrangement of the Dropkick Murphys’ "I’m Shippin’ Up to Boston," the theme song for Jonathan Papelbon’s Irish victory dance.
Acknowledging how closely linked the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Pops are and the role each plays in Boston’s historical and cultural traditions, Keith Lockhart noted: “All of us at the Pops are thrilled to dedicate this album to one of the sports world’s greatest institutions, and to bring Sox fans some of their all-time favorite baseball music.” The Red Sox Album is the latest in the Pops’ very long recording history that brings its wonderful brand of music into households far and near. The first Pops recording to be available via digital download, The Red Sox Album is a national treasure that will provide musical entertainment and joy to people everywhere in the coming years.
Pops Annual Fund Annual Fund gifts to the Boston Pops Orchestra help support Pops performances at Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, on the Esplanade, and on tour. The BSO gratefully acknowledges the following Pops Annual Fund donors who contributed $1,250 or more to the orchestra’s activities in fiscal year 2009. $25,000 – $49,999 Ms. Cecile Higginson Murphy Megan and Robert O’Block $15,000 – $24,999 The Curvey Family Foundation John T. Hailer
$10,000 – $14,999 Mr. and Mrs. George D. Behrakis Ronald and Kathleen Jackson John S. and Cynthia Reed Ms. Jean C. Tempel Paul M. Verrochi Joan D. Wheeler
BSO Overseer Dick Connolly’s passion for the Boston Pops and its place in Boston’s cultural life is infectious. “I left walking on air and proud to be an American,” Dick, Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, recalls of his first Pops concert— “I couldn’t wait to get back.” More than 30 years later, he has attended countless Pops concerts along with his wife, Ann Marie. A key player in Boston’s philanthropic arena, Dick’s generosity as a lead supporter of Pops fundraising events has been crucial to the Pops' continuing success. Setting the highest standards not only for himself but for others as well, Dick has built support for the Pops throughout the business community.
$5,000 – $9,999 George and Roberta Berry Paul and Catherine Braverman Cynthia and Oliver Curme Mr. David D’Alessandro Mr. and Mrs. James Davis Charles L. and Nancy T. Donahue Mr. and Mrs. John Hull, Jr. In Memory of Sandra Ann Koning by her husband Ron Koning and his family Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Lacaillade Ms. Avis J. Mello Joseph and Joan Patton Mr. Carmichael S. Roberts, Jr. and Mrs. Sandra Park Jack and Maggie Skenyon Ms. Sandra A. Urie and Mr. Frank F. Herron James L. Vincent Robert and Roberta Winters Anonymous
Co-chair for the 2008 A Company Christmas at Pops, Dick’s leadership was instrumental in raising a record $1.24 million for “America’s Orchestra.” Ever ready for the next challenge, Dick agreed to sign on as co-chair for 2009 and the corporate event was another rousing success. Dick finds involvement with the BSO meaningful “because they give so much back— particularly spreading music’s magic through programs for kids.” Recognizing that engaging young audiences is essential to preserving the Boston Pops’ unique legacy, he notes that is also important to expand the donor base. “Many with tremendous means enjoy the Pops but don’t support it—we must widen the circle to reach this constituency.” While Dick’s abiding generosity to the Pops takes many forms, ultimately he focuses on the “benefits of giving” and shares a memory of leaving a Holiday Pops concert to the final strains of the song "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Surrounded by friends, family, and colleagues, Dick concludes: “that moment captured the spirit of the season—it said it all.”
$3,000 – $4,999 John and Trish Brennan Mr. Jeffrey Bruce Monica and Franklyn Caine Mr. David S. Coffey Mr. and Mrs. M. John DeMatteo James and Teresa Dore Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Evans Ms. Deirdre Flaherty Peter and Patricia Fontecchio Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Gailius Jane and Jim Garrett Margaret Lytle Griner Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guarracino Patricia and Galen Ho Michael and Jean Joyce John A. Lechner IV and Mary F. Higgins Keith and Emiley Lockhart
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Looney Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm W. MacNaught Ann Merrifield and Wayne Davis Mr. Thomas O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Renyi Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Rich Diane and Howard Rothstein Ms. Carol P. Searle and Mr. Andrew J. Ley Richard and Bonnie Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Sundue Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Vorlicek Mr. and Mrs. William G. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Dale Webb Scott and Barb Wennerholm Dr. and Mrs. James F. White Linda M. and D. Brooks Zug Anonymous $1,250 – $2,999 Allen and Valerie Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Todd P. Brisbois Mr. and Mrs. Steven Castraberti Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cella Mr. Gerald Chesser Robert Donaldson and Judith Ober Ms. Mary F. Dunbrack Eastern Insurance Group Ms. Geraldine U. Foster Mr. Pasquale Franchi Mr. Michael Freedman and Ms. Dorothy Puhy Cheryl and Harry W. Fry, Jr. Ms. Linda Gorham Ms. Dianne Gregg Mr. Edward N. Krapels Mrs. Paula Kremer Ms. Pamela F. Lenehan and Dr. Lawrence F. Geuss Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Loring III Ms. Donna D. O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Richardson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Keith C. Shaughnessy Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Spaulding Mr. Steven M. Sundquist Ms. Kathryn A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Wadman Eileen and Michael Walker Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Walters Mr. Robert F. White Mr. Christopher L. Wilson Anonymous
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2008 – 09 Pops Named Concerts and Guest Artists The Boston Symphony Orchestra wishes to thank the following for naming a concert or guest artist appearance during the 2009 Spring Pops season through special annual or endowment gifts. 2008 – 09 POPS NAMED CONCERTS May 6, 2009 Opening Night at Pops Fidelity Investments
June 9, 2009 Supported by K & L Gates’ BSO Business Partner membership June 10, 2009 UBS
May 8, 2009 Supported by Bingham McCutchen LLP’s BSO Business Partner membership
June 12, 2009 Supported by Hurley Wire and Cable’s BSO Business Partner membership
May 9, 2009 Supported by New Balance Athletic Shoes’s BSO Business Partner membership Supported by Loomis, Sayles & Co.’s BSO Business Partner membership
June 13, 2009 Supported by John Hancock’s BSO Business Partner membership
May 19, 2009 Supported by WilmerHale’s BSO Business Partner membership Supported by Silver Bridge Advisors, LLC’s BSO Business Partner membership May 20, 2009 Fidelity FutureStage Night at Pops May 22, 2009 Supported by State Street’s BSO Business Partner membership May 29, 2009 Supported by Weil, Gotshal and Manges’ BSO Business Partner membership
June 16, 2009 Supported by Bose Corporation’s BSO Business Partner membership June 19, 2009 Supported by Boston Private Bank & Trust’s BSO Business Partner membership Supported by Eaton Vance’s BSO Business Partner membership June 20, 2009 Supported by Perspecta Trust LLP’s BSO Business Partner membership SERIES SPONSORS May 8–9, 2009 New England Coffee May 26–29, 2009 Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation
In the glorious Berkshire Hills, Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestraâ€™s summer home, draws more than 350,000 visitors each year to experience supreme music-making in the most beautiful natural setting imaginable. The 2009 Tanglewood season had something for every musical palate with programs ranging from classical masterpieces and fully staged operas to jazz and popular music and the eclectic offerings of the Festival of Contemporary Music. In addition, each summer, opportunities abound for kids, young people, and adults to deepen their musical knowledge and appreciation. Tanglewoodâ€™s highly regarded residential Days in the Arts at Tanglewood (DARTS), immerses its young participants in an array of cultural offerings designed to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music and art. Every week at Tanglewood is filled with special events, activities, and programs that educate and enlighten and help listeners connect with the music. Bank of America returned for its second summer as exclusive season sponsor, reinforcing the bankâ€™s longstanding partnership with the BSO.
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James Levine and Yefim Bronfman at Opening Night at Tanglewood Michael Tilson Thomas presents The Thomashefskys Julian Kuerti conducts cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the BSO at Tanglewood John Williams conducts the Boston Pops at Film Night with special guest Frank Langella Chris Botti with vocalist Sy Smith alongside Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
The BSO at Tanglewood Opening Night at Tanglewood on July 3 ushered in the season as Ray and Maria Stata Music Director James Levine returned to the podium leading an all-Tchaikovsky program with the brilliant soloist Yefim Bronfman in Piano Concerto No. 1. The gala event was co-chaired by Trustee Nancy Fitzpatrick and her husband, Lincoln Russell along with Overseer Valerie Hyman and her husband Allen, and was sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation. More than $300,000 was raised to support Tanglewood. Despite enduring one of the rainiest summers on record, Tanglewood fans weathered the storms to hear Maestro Levine conduct the orchestra in concerts featuring music of Stravinsky, Mozart, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Berlioz, Brahms, and Mahler, among many others. Guest conductors included Herbert Blomstedt, in residence for an extended period, André Previn; Stephen and Dorothy Weber Artist-in-Residence Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and David Robertson, who conducted the orchestra in an unusual musical survey of works by seminal American composers of the mid-20th century—Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein—with the inestimable American baritone soloist, Thomas Hampson. And Michael Tilson Thomas was welcomed back for the first time in 20 years, conducting the BSO and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and presenting his revue “The Thomashevskys”—a tribute to his grandparents who were stars of the American Yiddish Theatre. As always, guest luminaries appearing during the Tanglewood season included the greatest musicians and artists performing in the world today. Gil Shaham; Emanuel Ax; Leon Fleisher, Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Master Teacher chair; Yo-Yo Ma; Mark Morris; Peter Serkin; Joshua Bell; and Sir James Galway celebrating his 70th birthday were a few among the season’s distinguished guest artists who helped to make Tanglewood a musical wonderland.
Pops at Tanglewood Each summer Boston Pops appearances at Tanglewood are highly anticipated. In August 2009, the ever-popular Chris Botti made his Tanglewood debut, dazzling the capacity crowd with his virtuosic trumpeting. This year’s annual Film Night featured Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams and the Pops performing a tribute to Warner Brothers Studios with host Frank Langella. In addition to Williams’s own scores for Superman and Harry Potter, musical excerpts from some of the studio’s legendary movies were featured, accompanied by film montages created especially for the performance. BSO Overseer and Great Benefactor George Berry and his wife Roberta celebrated their tenth anniversary supporting Film Night at Tanglewood. TA N G L E W O O D M A N O R H O U S E G E T S A M A K E O V E R Typically, Tanglewood is a quiet place in winter months—but not last season. Shortly following the season’s final concert, the BSO began the first phase of restoration and renovation of the Tanglewood Manor House. Donated to the BSO in 1937 by the Tappan family, the Victorian mansion housed, over the years, studios for composers and musicians including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and John Williams. It now serves as the center of Tanglewood’s administrative and education offices and home to its Visitors Center.
In addition to aesthetics, it was imperative also to address serious and potentially dangerous structural issues that had been deferred for too long. The scope of work included rebuilding of deteriorated foundation, wall, and roof sections; adding new slate roof, cedar siding, copper flashings, and gutters; restoring existing windows and new storm windows; re-painting according to a Victorian period paint scheme with new exterior lighting; and implementing changes to the porch and landscaping to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Renovating the building’s exterior was an immense undertaking. In the 1940s and 1950s, Victorian features had been either suppressed or eliminated. Detailed research and design activities were conducted by Ann Beha Architects to determine paint colors, roofing, and a host of architectural details that would most authentically restore the beloved house to its former glory.
The first phase of these essential renovations was made possible because of generous donations from Tanglewood supporters and Great Benefactors Carol and Joe Reich, Daniel and Susan Rothenberg, and Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, as well as singer-songwriter Billy Joel. Once necessary funds are procured, the next phase will begin immediately and encompass long-deferred repairs and renovations to the structure’s interior. 43
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Christian Tetzlaff performs with the BSO James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, and Yo-Yo Ma Mark Morris Dance Group in a special collaboration with the TMC The TMC's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni
A Musical Montage In addition to BSO performances, each season Tanglewood offers music ranging from intimate vocal and instrumental recitals to blockbuster events representing a variety of musical genres. The 2009 season included violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich performing Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano during the festival’s first week. Making their Tanglewood debut, Le Concert des Nations, conducted by the Catalan maestro and viola de gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall, captivated audiences with two concerts of music by Handel, Corelli, Lully, Purcell and other Baroque masters played on period-instruments. And André Previn appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in an eclectic program of music that included Previns’s own Trio, written for piano, oboe, and bassoon. For the tenth consecutive year, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor was broadcast live from the Koussevitzky Music Shed, entertaining audiences with a blend of humor, storytelling, and musical acts. Jazz vocalist Diana Krall and legendary singer Tony Bennett also each returned. These musical feasts and others such as Tanglewood on Parade, the Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic, One Day University at Tanglewood, and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, contributed to the season’s success and reinforced Tanglewood's reputation for being what Emanuel Ax and countless others call, “paradise in the Northeast.”
James Taylor and Friends Beginning August 26, Berkshire native and BSO Great Benefactor James Taylor joined forces with a remarkable array of superstars for a four day extravaganza celebrating the acclaimed singer-songwriter and his legendary band. Singer Sheryl Crow and cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined Taylor for two evening concerts in the Shed while he and his band offered daytime master classes and round table conversations. The weekend culminated in an unforgettable concert collaboration with the Boston Pops, conducted by John Williams. In a remarkable gesture of dedication, James and his wife, BSO Trustee and Great Benefactor Caroline Taylor, contributed generously to Tanglewood from the proceeds of the August 28 and 29 concerts.
Tanglewood Music Center Representing 17 countries and 31 states, the 2009 Tanglewood Music Center fellows—young instrumentalists, vocalists, conductors, and composers—contributed to one of the most exciting Tanglewood seasons ever. Critically acclaimed performances of a fully staged production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and a concert performance of the third act of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, under Ray and Maria Stata Music Director Levine’s direction and featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, brought deafening applause from the capacity crowds. In addition to high profile orchestral and opera performances, TMC fellows participated in chamber music, vocal recital programs, master classes, and coaching sessions led by some of the preeminent artists of our time, including James Levine. The 2009 season’s Festival of Contemporary Music was directed by former TMC Fellow Augusta Read Thomas, one of today’s most innovative and imaginative composers. The festival was widely acknowledged to be one of the most interesting and diverse ever — showcasing 31 different composers, ranging from ages 23 to 100, hailing from 13 different countries. R U N N I N G T O TA N G L E W O O D “We love running, we love the BSO and we love Tanglewood” exclaimed bassist Todd Seeber, Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, when asked why he and violinist James Cooke organized a 150-mile relay run from Boston to Tanglewood to launch the 2009 Tanglewood season. With over 33 legs that included nighttime stretches, this first-of-its-kind race brought the runners to Tanglewood only one day before the start of the season’s rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.
to rest the stereotype, still held by many today, of classical music as a profession filled with retiring, “older gentlemen.” On June 29, 2009 a group of runners composed of BSO musicians and members of their families, a number of BSO staff members, and BSO Life Trustee and Great Benefactor Jack Cogan, departed Symphony Hall to the shot of a pistol fired by Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and the rousing music of a brass fanfare. It was a true “family affair”— with different parts of the BSO community joining forces to demonstrate their commitment to Tanglewood and its joyous music-making.
Todd and James’ primary objective for the event was to promote Tanglewood as a unique summer music festival and a jewel in the crown of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They were also eager to put 45
Opening Night at Tanglewood
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra acknowledges with gratitude thefollowing individuals and companies for their generous support of Opening Night at Tanglewood, held on Friday, July 3, 2009. The donors listed below gave $1,000 or more in support of the evening. Benefactor Co-Chairs Nancy J. Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell Valerie and Allen Hyman
Nancy Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell For hospitality entrepreneur and BSO Trustee Nancy Fitzpatrick, Tanglewood represents the “apex of the Berkshires’ cultural offerings.” Also chair of Tanglewood Business Partners, Nancy and her husband, photographer Lincoln Russell, are among Tanglewood’s leading supporters. Nancy credits Tanglewood for making the Berkshires “a place where people want to live and where they can earn a living.” Nancy grew up almost in Tanglewood’s backyard. In 1968, Great Benefactors Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick, Nancy’s parents, bought The Red Lion Inn and quickly recognized that, as a world-renowned summer music festival, Tanglewood was an invaluable asset for business development. Continuing steadfast today, their far-reaching support has been integral in making Tanglewood a destination place for 350,000 visitors each year. Today, Nancy Fitzpatrick oversees a business that has expanded and evolved, and she also serves as vice chairman of the Fitzpatrick Companies, the parent company of Country Curtains. Nancy and Lincoln’s commitment to Tanglewood sets a high standard. Whether overseeing gala fundraising events such as the 2009 Opening Night at Tanglewood, providing counsel to Tanglewood Business Partners, or making generous contributions to annual and special endowment funds, their enduring support is central to Tanglewood’s work and mission. “It is an honor and privilege to live in an area that is sustained spiritually and financially by Tanglewood and its music-making—art of the highest caliber,” says Nancy. Fortunately for Tanglewood, Nancy and Lincoln lead by example. Their display of generosity helps galvanize support for Tanglewood throughout the Berkshires community—and beyond. 52
$25,000 Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick §*
Claire M. Pryor Ellise and Eric Rose § Pearl and Alvin Schottenfeld Margery and Lewis Steinberg § Marjorie and Sherwood Sumner Jerry and Roger Tilles Anonymous
$1,000 – $1,999 Mary and Irwin Ackerman Helaine Allen Richard Bassik Paul and Phyllis Berz Duncan and Susan Brown Carole and Dan Burack Michael Charles Artisan Builders and Linda Carotenuto Joseph and Phyllis Cohen Dr. and Mrs. James C. Collias Mr. and Mrs. C. Jeffrey Cook $5,000 – $9,999 Charles L. Cooney and Peggy Reiser Robert and Elana Baum Ranny Cooper and David Smith Brant Binder* Ursula Ehret-Dichter and George and Roberta Berry Channing Dichter § Jan Brett and Joseph Hearne § Ginger and George Elvin Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cruger Joe and Tracy Finnegan Cynthia and Oliver Curme § Fletcher Builders/Luke Fletcher Elaine Sollar Eisen and Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Giddon Edwin Roy Eisen Cora and Ted Ginsberg Dorothy and Charlie Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham Joyce and Edward† Linde Susan and Richard Grausman Dr. Robert and Jane B. Mayer § Joseph K. and Mary Jane Handler Claudio and Penny Pincus § Matt and Jessica Harris Alan S. Sagner and Beatrice Bloch Susie and Stuart Hirshfield Robert and Roberta Winters Jackie and Larry Horn Joan and Jim Hunter $2,000 – $4,999 Maureen and John Jerome Sydelle and Lee Blatt Leslie and Stephen Jerome Samuel B. and Deborah D. Bruskin Prof. Paul Joskow and Gregory E. Bulger and Dr. Barbara Chasen Joskow Richard J. Dix § Lauren Joy and Elyse Etling Sheree and Jerry Friedman Phyllis and Harvey Klein Johanna and Leslie Garfield Toby and Paul Koren Drs. Anne and Michael Gershon Norma and Sol D. Kugler Harold Grinspoon and Lenox Athenaeum at the Diane Troderman Winthrop Estate Molly Heines and Thomas Moloney Elaine and Ed London Rhoda Herrick Dan Mathieu and Tom Potter Everett and Margery Jassy § Kate and Al Merck Tanny and Courtney Jones Raymond F. Murphy, Jr. Martin and Wendy Kaplan Stephen B. Kay and Lisbeth L.Tarlow Dr. William and Katharina Perlow Stephen and Patricia Peters Robert and Luise Kleinberg § Drs. Eduardo and Lina Plantilla David Lloyd and Meg Mortimer Ms. Joyce Plotkin and Jay and Shirley Marks Bennett Aspel, M.D. Evelyn S. Nef† Elaine and Bernard Roberts Amy and Jonathan Poorvu $10,000 – $14,999 Nancy J. Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell* Sally and Michael Gordon §* Valerie and Allen Hyman Carol and Joe Reich§*/ The Pumpkin Foundation Aso O. Tavitian* Jacqueline and Albert Togut §* Stephen and Dorothy Weber §*
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Barbara and Michael Rosenbaum Dr. Robert and Esther Rosenthal Syrille and Paul Rosman Suzanne and Burton Rubin Anne and Ernest Schnesel Jane and Marty Schwartz § Carol and Richard Seltzer Arlene and Donald Shapiro Natalie and Howard Shawn Hannah and Walter Shmerler Scott and Robert Singleton § John and Wendy Skavlem Gilda and Alfred Slifka Anonymous (3)
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§ Designates a Benefactor Committee member * Designates Benefactor Table Donor Special thanks to the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers for their valuable event assistance.
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NOVEMBER 20 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 25 TUESDAY
Julian Kuerti, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello BRAHMS (orch. RUBBRA ) Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel ELGAR Cello Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony NOVEMBER 28 FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 29 SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 24 WEDNESDAY OPENING NIGHT AT SYMPHONY
James Levine, conductor Maija Kovalevska, soprano GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila TCHAIKOVSKY Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL ) Pictures at an Exhibition SEPTEMBER 26 FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 27 SATURDAY
James Levine, conductor Christine Schäfer, soprano Michael Volle, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem OCTOBER 2 THURSDAY – OCTOBER 7 TUESDAY
André Previn, conductor Gil Shaham, violin PREVIN Owls (world premiere; BSO commission) STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 OCTOBER 10 FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14 TUESDAY
James Levine, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6 OCTOBER 16 THURSDAY – OCTOBER 18 SATURDAY
James Levine, conductor Maurizio Pollini, piano TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique KIRCHNER The Forbidden (world premiere; BSO 125th anniversary commission) SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
OCTOBER 23 THURSDAY – OCTOBER 25 SATURDAY
James Levine, conductor Steven Ansell, viola MESSIAEN Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (celebrating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth) BOULEZ Notations I-IV BERLIOZ Harold in Italy OCTOBER 30 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 4 TUESDAY
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin BRAHMS Violin Concerto STRAUSS Symphonia domestica NOVEMBER 6 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 8 SATURDAY
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Sequentia: Ensemble for Medieval Music, Benjamin Bagby, director Norah Amsellem, soprano William Ferguson, tenor Christian Gerhaher, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor PALS Children’s Chorus, Alysoun Kegela, artistic director Songs from the original medieval “Carmina burana” manuscripts ORFF Carmina burana NOVEMBER 13 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 15 SATURDAY
Marek Janowski, conductor Alban Gerhardt, cello DVO ŘÁK Cello Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Seiji Ozawa, conductor Peter Serkin, piano Takashi Harada, ondes Martenot Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor MESSIAEN Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence divine (celebrating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth) BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique DECEMBER 4 THURSDAY – DECEMBER 5 FRIDAY
James Levine, conductor and piano Daniel Barenboim, piano SCHUBERT Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 CARTER Interventions, for piano and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission) STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps DECEMBER 6 SATURDAY – DECEMBER 9 TUESDAY
James Levine, conductor James Sommerville, horn BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 CARTER Horn Concerto STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps JANUARY 15 THURSDAY – JANUARY 17 SATURDAY
Bernard Labadie, conductor Pieter Wispelwey, cello MOZART Chaconne from Idomeneo HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 2 in D HANDEL Water Music JANUARY 22 THURSDAY – JANUARY 27 TUESDAY
Kurt Masur, conductor
Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Symphony No. 3, Scottish Symphony No. 4, Italian
JANUARY 29 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 3 TUESDAY
James Levine, conductor Barbara Frittoli, soprano (Amelia Grimaldi) Marcello Giordani, tenor (Gabriele Adorno) José van Dam, baritone (Simon Boccanegra) James Morris, bass (Jacopo Fiesco) Nicola Alaimo, baritone (Paolo Albiani) Raymond Aceto, bass (Pietro) Richard Bernstein, bass Garrett Sorenson, tenor (A Captain) Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor VERDI Simon Boccanegra FEBRUARY 5 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 9 MONDAY
James Levine, conductor Barbara Frittoli, soprano MOZART “Bella mia fiamma,” Concert aria, K.528 MOZART “Oh smania! oh furie!...D’Oreste, d’Aiace,” from Idomeneo, Act III SCHULLER Where the Word Ends (world premiere; BSO 125th anniversary commission) BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 FEBRUARY 12 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 13 FRIDAY
James Levine, conductor
Symphony No. 1 Symphony in G, Lambach Symphony No. 13 Symphony No. 14 Symphony No. 18 FEBRUARY 14 SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 17 TUESDAY
James Levine, conductor
Symphony No. 19 Symphony No. 20 Symphony No. 21 Symphony No. 25
FEBRUARY 19 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 21 SATURDAY
James Levine, conductor
Symphony No. 39 Symphony No. 40 Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
FEBRUARY 26 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 28 SATURDAY
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 DVO ŘÁK Symphony No. 6 MARCH 5 THURSDAY – MARCH 10 TUESDAY
Alan Gilbert, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor SIBELIUS Night Ride and Sunrise RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini IVES Symphony No. 4 MARCH 12 THURSDAY – MARCH 17 TUESDAY
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Richard Goode, piano NIELSEN Helios Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 MARCH 19 THURSDAY – MARCH 24 TUESDAY
Hans Graf, conductor Janine Jansen, violin Alisa Weilerstein, cello BRAHMS Double concert for violin and cello BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 MARCH 26 THURSDAY – MARCH 28 SATURDAY
Charles Dutoit, conductor Lisa Batiashvili, violin RAVEL Mother Goose Suite PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911 version) APRIL 9 THURSDAY – APRIL 14 TUESDAY
Shi-Yeon Sung, conductor Nelson Freire, piano SIBELIUS The Bard GRIEG Piano Concerto COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
APRIL 16 THURSDAY – APRIL 18 SATURDAY
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Isabelle Faust, violin Juliane Banse, soprano BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 4 APRIL 23 THURSDAY – APRIL 25 SATURDAY
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite DEBUSSY (orch. BÜSSER)
Petite Suite STRAVINSKY Symphony in C APRIL 30 THURSDAY – MAY 2 SATURDAY
Sir Colin Davis, conductor Imogen Cooper, piano Matthew Polenzani, tenor Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor PALS Children’s Chorus, Alysoun Kegel, artistic director MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C BERLIOZ Te Deum
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS DECEMBER 12 FRIDAY
New Jersey Performing Arts Center James Levine, conductor James Sommerville, horn BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 CARTER Horn Concerto STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps
BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS At Jordan Hall NOVEMBER 2 SUNDAY
Boston Symphony Chamber Players MOZART Divertimento No. 12 in E-flat, for winds M. HAYDN Divertimento in D for horn, viola, and double bass VILLA-LOBOS Quintette en forme de chôros, for wind quintet BRAHMS String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat JANUARY 11 SUNDAY
CARNEGIE HALL CONCERTS OCTOBER 20 MONDAY
James Levine, conductor Maurizio Pollini, piano TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique KIRCHNER The Forbidden (world premiere; BSO 125th anniversary commission) SCHUMANN Piano Concerto DECEMBER 11 THURSDAY
James Levine, conductor and piano Daniel Barenboim, piano SCHUBERT Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 CARTER Interventions, for piano and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission) STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps FEBRUARY 9 MONDAY
James Levine, conductor Barbara Frittoli, soprano MOZART “Bella mia fiamma,” Concert aria, K.528 MOZART “Oh smania! oh furie!...D’Oreste, d’Aiace,” from Idomeneo, Act III SCHULLER Where the Word Ends (world premiere; BSO 125th anniversary commission) BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Boston Symphony Chamber Players ROSSINI String Sonata No. 4 in B-flat DAHL Allegro and arioso, for wind quintet MACKEY Never Sing Before Breakfast, for wind quintet BRAHMS String Quintet No. 1 in F MARCH 22 SUNDAY
Boston Symphony Chamber Players with André Previn, piano PREVIN Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano DEBUSSY Sonata for flute, viola, and harp POULENC Sextet for piano and winds BRAHMS String Quintet No. 2 in G APRIL 26 SUNDAY
Boston Symphony Chamber Players with William Bolcolm, piano and Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano KNUSSEN Alleluya Nativitas (Perotin), for wind quintet PERLE Monody II, for double bass BOLCOM
Minicabs, for voice and piano Selections from Cabaret Songs Graceful Ghost concert variation BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 in G
YOUTH AND FAMILY CONCERTS APRIL 1 WEDNESDAY – APRIL 3 FRIDAY
Federico Cortese, conductor J. STRAUSS , SR. Radetzky March J. STRAUSS , JR. On the Beautiful Blue Danube BEETHOVEN Funeral March from Symphony No. 3, Eroica BERLIOZ “March to the Scaffold” from Symphony fantastique APRIL 4 SATURDAY
Federico Cortese, conductor Jeehae Ahn, piano Winner of the 2008 BSO Youth Concerts Concerto Competition and the Cornelius A. and Muriel P. Wood Award BEETHOVEN First movement (Allegra con brio), from Piano Concerto No. 3 STRAVINSKY March and Waltz from Suite No. 2 for small orchestra SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever! TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings WILLIAMS “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” from Harry Potter and the Prince of Azkaban WILLIAMS “Imperial March” from Star Wars GOUNOD Waltz from Faust
CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BALLETS RUSSES MAY 19 TUESDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Rebecca Rice Dance Company A TRIBUTE TO HARRY ELLIS DICKSON MAY 20 WEDNESDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Fidelity FutureStage Performers
SPRING POPS OPENING NIGHT AT POPS MAY 6 WEDNESDAY – MAY 7 THURSDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Barbara Cook, vocalist THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL MAY 8 FRIDAY – MAY 9 SATURDAY
Steven Reineke, conductor Michael Cavanaugh, piano and vocals WITH A SONG IN MY HEART— THE MUSIC OF RICHARD RODGERS MAY 12 TUESDAY – MAY 13 WEDNESDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor John Pizzarelli, guitar and vocals Maya Beiser, cello TUFTS NIGHT AT POPS MAY 14 THURSDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor BOSTON COLLEGE FAMILY NIGHT AT POPS MAY 15 FRIDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor BOSTON UNIVERSITY NIGHT AT POPS MAY 16 SATURDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor John Williams, special appearance The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING JUNE 12 FRIDAY – JUNE 13 SATURDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Oladunni Oladipo, vocalist The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor A RICHARD RODGERS CELEBRATION JUNE 16 TUESDAY – JUNE 18 THURSDAY
BASEBALL NIGHT MAY 21 THURSDAY – MAY 23 SATURDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Keith Lockhart, conductor Victoria Clark, vocalist Vocal Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center
FILM NIGHT MAY 26 TUESDAY – MAY 30 SATURDAY
THE SINATRA PROJECT JUNE 19 FRIDAY – JUNE 20 SATURDAY
John Williams, conductor Cathy Basrak, viola Stanley Donen, special guest (May 28-30) A 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN JUNE 2 TUESDAY – JUNE 4 THURSDAY
Erich Kunzel, conductor Michael Feinstein, vocalist LET’S DANCE JUNE 21 SUNDAY
Erich Kunzel, conductor Jefferey Berger, vocalist
Keith Lockhart, conductor Thomas Martin, clarinet
PRESIDENTS AT POPS JUNE 3 WEDNESDAY
HOLIDAY POPS DECEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 28
Keith Lockhart, conductor Chris Botti, trumpet ZeidwiG, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
THE ARTHUR FIEDLER MEMORIAL CONCERT JUNE 5 FRIDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Thomas Martin, clarinet
Keith Lockhart, conductor Michael Bolton, special guest The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
GOSPEL NIGHT JUNE 6 SATURDAY
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE POPS DECEMBER 31 WEDNESDAY
Charles Floyd, conductor The Boston Pops Gospel Choir Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, and the New Edwin Hawkins Singers A TRIBUTE TO JUDY GARLAND JUNE 9 TUESDAY – JUNE 10 WEDNESDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Linda Eder, vocalist MIT GIANT LEAPS JUNE 11 THURSDAY
Keith Lockhart, conductor Buzz Aldrin, narrator
A COMPANY CHRISTMAS AT POPS DECEMBER 17 WEDNESDAY
Jeff Tyzik, conductor Byron Stripling, special guest
POPS TOURS AND SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS Keith Lockhart, conductor, unless otherwise noted DECEMBER 5
DECEMBER 14 OCTOBER 4
Bangor, ME Bangor Civic Center Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Manchester, NH Verizon Arena Gloriae Dei Cantores Jeremiah Kissel, narrator
Boston, MA Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Gerry Steichen, conductor Lisa Vroman, vocalist SEPTEMBER 18-19
Boston, MA Symphony Hall Chris Botti and Friends – video recording SEPTEMBER 21
Boston, MA Cutler Majestic Theater Handel's Messiah Rocks– video recording SEPTEMBER 26
Boston, MA Boston College Rob Fischer, conductor Brian Stokes Mitchell, vocalist
Schnectady, NY Proctor’s Theatre Gloriae Dei Cantores Will LeBow, narrator
Sarasota, FL Van Wezel PAH Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion Syncopation, vocal ensemble JULY 18
Storrs, CT Jorgensen Center for the Arts Gloriae Dei Cantores Will LeBow, narrator
Lenox, MA Tanglewood John Williams, conductor Frank Langella, special guest
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center Gloriae Dei Cantores Will LeBow, narrator
Hyannis, MA Hyannis Town Green Matthew Anderson, tenor Kristen Watson, soprano
Daytona Beach, FL Peabody Auditorium Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard Gloriae Dei Cantores Jeremiah Kissel, narrator
Lenox, MA Tanglewood Chris Botti and friends, special guests
Vero Beach, FL Riverside Park Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Nantucket, MA Jetties Beach Michael Cavanaugh, piano and vocals
West Plam Beach, FL Kravis Center Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Greenville, SC Timmons Arena Furman University Furman Singers Will LeBow, narrator DECEMBER 1
Winston-Salem, NC Joel Coliseum Theater Furman Singers Will LeBow, narrator DECEMBER 2
Newport News, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts Furman Singers Will LeBow, narrator
Lowell, MA Memorial Auditorium Gloriae Dei Cantores Jeremiah Kissel, narrator DECEMBER 21
Worcester, MA DCU Arena Gloriae Dei Cantores Jeremiah Kissel, narrator Orlando, FL Bob Carr Auditorium Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist MARCH 9
Lansdale, PA North Penn High School Gloriae Dei Cantores Will LeBow, narrator
Naples, FL Hayles Hall/Philharmonic Center Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Bethel, NY Bethel Wood Performing Arts Center Arlo Guthrie, guitar and vocals
Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist
Boston, MA Hynes Convention Center Jason Danieley, vocalist Marin Mazzie, vocalist Boston, MA Esplanade Neil Diamond, vocalist Craig Ferguson, host Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes, narrator Syncopation, vocal ensemble
Lenox, MA Tanglewood John Williams, conductor James Taylor, guitar and vocals The Tanglewood Festival Chorus John Oliver, conductor
JULY 4 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Diana Krall JULY 5 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring BRAHMS Violin Concerto JULY 5 SUNDAY
SUMMER 2009 JUNE 26 FRIDAY
Ozawa Hall Emerson String Quartet Paul Neubauer, viola IVES Quartet No. 1, From the Salvation Army DVOŘÁK Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, American BARBER Adagio, from String Quartet, Op. 11 DVOŘÁK String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 JUNE 27 SATURDAY
Ozawa Hall Christian Tetzlaff, violin Alexander Lonquich, piano BEETHOVEN The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Program 1 Sonata No. 1 in D Sonata No. 2 in A Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Sonata No. 4 in A minor JULY 7 TUESDAY
Ozawa Hall Christian Tetzlaff, violin Alexander Lonquich, piano BEETHOVEN The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Program 2 Sonata No. 5 in F, Spring Sonata No. 6 in A Sonata No. 7 in C minor
Koussevitzky Music Shed A Prairie Home Companion JULY 9 THURSDAY at Tanglewood with Garrison Keillor Ozawa Hall Christian Tetzlaff, violin Alexander Lonquich, piano JUNE 28 SUNDAY BEETHOVEN The Complete Sonatas Ozawa Hall for Violin and Piano, Program 3 Juilliard String Quartet Sonata No. 8 in G ALL-HAYDN PROGRAM Sonata No. 9 in A, Kreutzer (“Sun Quartets”) Sonata No. 10 in G Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5 Quartet in D, Op. 20, No. 4 Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3 JULY 10 FRIDAY Quartet in C, Op. 20, No. 2 Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Herbert Blomstedt, conductor JULY 2 THURSDAY Emanuel Ax, piano Ozawa Hall NIELSEN Helios Overture Stephen Kovacevich, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 BACH Partita No. 4 in D BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 SCHUMANN Kinderszenen BEETHOVEN Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli JULY 12 SUNDAY Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra JULY 3 FRIDAY Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Koussevitzky Music Shed Joshua Bell, violin Opening Night at Tanglewood BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture Boston Symphony Orchestra BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 James Levine, conductor DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Yefim Bronfman, piano ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Piano Concerto No. 1
JULY 14 TUESDAY
Ozawa Hall Le Concert Des Nations Jordi Savall, director “Les Goûts Réunis” LULLY Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme BIBER Battalia à 10 CORELLI Concerto grosso in D AVISON Concerto, “after Scarlatti” DE HITA Música sinfonica para los ministriles BOCCHERINI Quintet in C La musica notturna di Madrid JULY 15 WEDNESDAY
Ozawa Hall Le Concert Des Nations Jordi Savall, director F. Murray Abraham, speaker Stage Music in the Plays of William Shakespeare JOHNSON Jacobean Masque and Stage Music LOCKE Incidental music for The Tempest PURCELL The Fairy Queen JULY 17 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Leon Fleisher, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A MAHLER Symphony No. 6 JULY 18 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Film Night at Tanglewood Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams, conductor Frank Langella, special guest Music of cinema’s great composers, including a tribute to Warner Bros. Studios, a tribute to Bette Davis, and music from John Williams’ score to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone JULY 19 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor ALL-MOZART PROGRAM Symphony No. 39 Symphony No. 40 Symphony No. 41, Jupiter JULY 21 TUESDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Tony Bennett and his band
JULY 22 WEDNESDAY
Ozawa Hall Thomas Hampson, baritone Craig Rutenberg, piano ALL-AMERICAN PROGRAM Program of American art song, including "A Songbook of Hours” for the life of Charles Ives JULY 24 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Steven Ansell, viola BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture BERLIOZ Harold in Italy MUSSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) Pictures at an Exhibition JULY 25 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano Matthias Goerne, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem JULY 26 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra David Robertson, conductor Thomas Hampson, baritone Orli Shaham, piano HARRIS Symphony No. 3 THOMSON Five Songs from William Blake BARBER Songs with Orchestra BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety JULY 28 TUESDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Tanglewood on Parade Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra James Levine, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Leonard Slatkin, conductors Gov. Deval Patrick, speaker (Copland) ROSSINI Overture to William Tell ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story WILLIAMS Tributes: For Seiji COPLAND Lincoln Portrait TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
JULY 30 THURSDAY
Ozawa Hall Celebrating Sir James Galway’s 70th Birthday Sir James Galway, flute Lady Jeanne Galway, flute Phillip Moll, piano JULY 31 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Vadim Repin, violin BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto DEBUSSY La Mer RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 AUGUST 1 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Celebrating Sir James Galway’s 70th Birthday Boston Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin, conductor Sir James Galway, flute Tanglewood Festival Flute Ensemble DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun COPLAND Appalachian Spring BERMEL Swing Song, for flute ensemble (world premiere; commissioned by the BSO) MOZART Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Plus musical surprises especially for the occasion AUGUST 2 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 AUGUST 7 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Pops Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Chris Botti, trumpet
AUGUST 8 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Laura Claycomb, soprano Lawrence Brownlee, tenor Markus Werba, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor PALS Children’s Chorus, Alysoun Kegel, artistic director PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical ORFF Carmina burana AUGUST 9 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Julian Kuerti, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello PERLE Sinfonietta No. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 FAURÉ Elégie for cello and orchestra BIZET Symphony in C AUGUST 12 WEDNESDAY
Ozawa Hall Boston Symphony Chamber Players André Previn, piano (Previn and Brahms) VILLA-LOBOS Quintette en forme de chôros, for wind quintet PERLE Monody II, for double bass PREVIN Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor AUGUST 14 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 AUGUST 15 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra André Previn, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 RAVEL La Valse
AUGUST 16 SUNDAY
Ozawa Hall André Previn, piano David Finck, bass An evening of jazz favorites AUGUST 19 WEDNESDAY– AUGUST 20 THURSDAY
Ozawa Hall Boston Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and host Pat Birch, director Judy Blazer, performer Neal Benari, performer Ronit Widmann-Levy, performer Eugene Brancoveanu, performer THOMAS “The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater” AUGUST 21 FRIDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Kurt Masur, conductor David Fray, piano HAYDN Symphony No. 88 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 AUGUST 22 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Kurt Masur, conductor Gil Shaham, violin ALL-MENDELSSOHN PROGRAM Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Violin Concerto Symphony No. 4, Italian AUGUST 23 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Erin Wall, soprano Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano Stuart Skelton, tenor Raymond Aceto, bass-baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor IVES Decoration Day BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
JAMES TAYLOR AND FRIENDS AUGUST 26 WEDNESDAY
Ozawa Hall Percussion Master Class with Steve Gadd and Luis Conte, hosted by Vic Firth, former BSO principal timpanist AUGUST 27 THURSDAY
Ozawa Hall The Band: Conversations among Friends An intimate evening of conversation and performance with James Taylor and members of his legendary band. AUGUST 28 FRIDAY– AUGUST 29 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed James Taylor , soloist Sheryl Crow, soloist Yo-Yo Ma, soloist AUGUST 29 SATURDAY
Ozawa Hall Round-table conversation AUGUST 30 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Pops with James Taylor John Williams, conductor James Taylor, soloist Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER JUNE 29 MONDAY
Ozawa Hall Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Ryan McAdams (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (The Swan of Tuonela) Gergely Madaras (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (Tapiola) ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM Tapiola The Swan of Tuonela Symphony No. 2 JULY 11 SATURDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra James Levine, conductor James Morris, bass-baritone (Hans Sachs) Johan Botha, tenor (Walther Von Stolzing) Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano (Eva) Maria Zifchak, mezzo-soprano (Magdalene) Matthew Polenzani, tenor (David) Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, baritone (Sixtus Beckmesser) Julien Robbins, bass-baritone (Veit Pogner) TMC Vocal Fellows (Mastersingers) Steven Ebel, tenor (Eisslinger); Matthew Anderson, tenor (Moser); Alex Richardson, tenor (Vogelgesang); Mark Van Arsdale, tenor (Zorn); Alex Lawrence, baritone (Kothner); Saul Nache, baritone (Nachtigall); Michael Anthony McGee, baritone (Ortel); Evan Hughes, bass-baritone (Schwarz); Alan Dunbar, bass-baritone (Foltz) Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act III
JULY 20 MONDAY
Ozawa Hall Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Stefan Asbury, conductor (Shoenberg and Foss) Christoph Altstaedt (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (Strauss) Gergely Madaras (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (Ives) Ryan McAdams (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (Milhaud) Andrea Coleman (TMC Vocal Fellow), mezzo-soprano (Schoenberg) Michael McGee (TMC Vocal Fellow), baritone (Foss) Additional Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows (Foss) STRAUSS Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings SCHOENBERG Song of the Wood-dove, from Gurrelieder IVES Three Places in New England MILHAUD La Création du monde FOSS Introductions and Goodbyes JULY 26 SUNDAY– JULY 29 WEDNESDAY
Theatre Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows and Orchestra James Levine, conductor (July 26-27) Christoph Altstaedt (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (July 29) Ira Siff, director TMC Vocal Fellows Elliot Madore, baritone (Don Giovanni); Evan Hughes, baritone (Leporello); Layla Claire, soprano (Donna Anna); Mark Van Arsdale, tenor (Don Ottavio); Devon Guthrie, soprano (Donna Elvira); Elizabeth Reiter, soprano (Zerlina); Michael Weyandt, baritone (Masetto); Morris Robinson, bass (The Commendatore) Eduardo Sicangco, set and costume designer Peter West, lighting designer Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor MOZART Don Giovanni
AUGUST 3 MONDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and Vocal Fellows Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Ryan McAdams (TMC Conducting Fellow), conductor (Concerto for Piano and Winds) Peter Serkin, piano TMC Vocal Fellows (Pulcinella) Allison Angelo, soprano; Alex Richardson, tenor; Alan Dunbar, bass-baritone ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM Pulcinella (complete) Concerto for Piano and Winds Suite from The Firebird (1919 version) AUGUST 5 WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 6 THURSDAY
Ozawa Hall Mark Morris Dance Group Tanglewood Music Center Fellows Mark Morris, choreographer Emanuel Ax, piano Colin Jacobsen, violin Yo-Yo Ma, cello Martin Pakledinaz, costume designer James F. Ingalls, lighting designer “A Lake” HAYDN Horn Concerto No. 2 in D “Visitation” (world premiere) BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 4 in C “Candleflowerdance" STRAVINSKY Serenade in A, for piano “Empire Gardens” (world premiere) IVES Piano Trio AUGUST 16 SUNDAY
Koussevitzky Music Shed Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Kurt Masur, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Symphony No. 2
FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL
Theatre Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center Stefan Asbury, conductor ROUSE Ku-Ka-Ilimoku PINTSCHER Lieder und Schneebilder BOULEZ mémoriale (...explosantefixe…Originel) LANG Illumination Rounds FURRER Voicelessness (The snow has no voice.) WONG String Quartet No. 1 (TMC Commission, world premiere) KNUSSEN Requiem – Songs for Sue
Ozawa Hall Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center Gergely Madaras, Ryan McAdams, and Manuel Nawri, conductors Lucy Shelton, soprano Thomas Martin, clarinet GRIME Clarinet Concerto (TMC Commission, world premiere) SORENSON The Shadows of Silence DAVIDOVSKY Festino BANCKS Rapid Transit (TMC Commission, world premiere) CARTER Poems of Louis Zukofsky (world premiere) DAVIES Neon FEDELE Maja
AUGUST 8 SATURDA Y
AUGUST 10 MONDAY
AUGUST 7 FRIDAY
Theatre Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center Stefan Asbury, Ryan McAdams, and Manuel Nawri, conductors CORIGLIANO Snapshot: Circa 1909 RAKOWSKI Piano Etudes BENJAMIN Upon Silence JENEY Cantos para Todos GREENSTEIN Boulez Is Alive CHIN Akrostichon-Wortspiel AUGUST 9 SUNDAY Ozawa Hall Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center Stephen Drury, and Manuel Nawri, Conductors MATTHUSEN of memory and minutiae DE RAAFF Un Visage d’emprunt KERNIS Two Movements (with Bells) LEÓN Singin’ Sepia DUSAPIN Comoedia TRAVERS Songs of Loss WYNER Quartet for Oboe and String Trio Tent Club Panel Discussion: Young Composers at FCM Augusta Read Thomas, moderator Jacob Bancks, Judd Greenstein, Paula Matthusen, Aaron Travers, and Cynthia Wong, composers
Ozawa Hall “Curating the Present” An interview with Augusta Read Thomas, festival director moderated by Richard Dyer Ozawa Hall Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Gergely Madaras, Ryan McAdams, and Manuel Nawri, conductors Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows CHAPELA Ínguesu ANDERSON Shir Hashirim ZORN Contes de Fées RIHM Verwandlung 2: Musik für Orchester
SEPTEMBER 4 FRIDAY
Ozawa Hall Paquito d’Rivera
SEPTEMBER 5 SATURDAY
Ozawa Hall “Radio Deluxe” live broadcast with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey SEPTEMBER 5 SATURDAY
Ozawa Hall Regina Carter Quartet “Dreaming The Duke” with Nnenna Freelon and Harolyn Blackwell SEPTEMBER 6 SUNDAY
Ozawa Hall Piano Duet with Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller Vanguard Jazz Orchestra SEPTEMBER 6 SUNDAY
Ozawa Hall The Jon Faddis Quartet with special guest trumpeters Sean Jones and Wallace Roney The Dave Holland Octet
AUGUST 11 TUESDAY
Ozawa Hall The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood Nicolas Hodges, piano RZEWSKI Nanosonatas – Book I BOULEZ une page d’éphéméride (U.S. premiere) BOULEZ Incises THOMALLA Piano Counterpart (U.S. premiere) FINNISSY Mit Arnold Schoenberg (U.S. premiere) DUTILLEUX Trois Preludes
TOTAL ENDOWMENT INVESTMENTS As of August 31, 2009
While the global economic crisis of 2008 and early 2009 fell squarely within the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s fiscal year 2009, the impact of this market downturn will be felt by the organization for quite some time. In light of these financial challenges, the BSO’s Board and management have examined all areas of the institution’s finances and have made significant reductions in expenses and developed new initiatives to increase revenues. Throughout this process, the focus of our work has been on maintaining the Orchestra’s core mission of making music at the highest levels of achievement within the symphonic art form.
(in millions of dollars) 400
F Y 2 0 0 9 TOTA L R E V E N U E S * : $ 8 1 , 7 5 9 , 0 0 0
Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerts: 15%
Other Contributed Support: 23%
Boston Pops Concerts: 13%
Endowment Allocation: 24%
Tanglewood Concerts: 12%
Other earned income: 13%
*Revenue as percentage of total revenue
F Y 2 0 0 9 TOTA L E X P E N S E S : $ 8 2 , 6 2 9 , 0 0 0
Fundraising and Events & Projects: 10% General and Administrative: 8%
Other activity*: 7% Education: 5% Tours: 3% Facilities, net: 7% Marketing, promotion, and sales: 5%
Regular artistic personnel: 27%
*Other includes electronic media and other expenses
Audited Financial Statements are available upon request by contacting the BSO's Business Office at 617-638-9220.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra ended the fiscal year on August 31, 2009 with an operating deficit of $870,000, on total expenses of $82.6 million. While this annual operating deficit for FY2009 represents about one percent of the annual operating budget, these results reflect the continuation of a period of increasing financial challenge for the BSO. The recent turbulent economic conditions placed significant strain on the Symphony’s earned and contributed revenue sources, especially annual contributions. However, these revenue shortfalls were offset somewhat by an initial $808,000 in gifts from the multi-year Immediate Impact Fund initiative undertaken by the Board of Trustees. The Immediate Impact Funds are current use gifts that will directly sustain the Orchestra during the next three years, affording the organization enough stability to plan for the next several years with increased certitude. The BSO Endowment sustained a $69 million decline in market value from August 31, 2008 to August 31, 2009, dropping from $399 million to $330 million. While there has been some recovery in the markets since August 31, 2009, the overall declines in the market value of Endowment assets and our Pensions Trust Fund assets will register their full impact on projected operating results over the next few years. The Endowment likely will see a diminished income-producing capacity for several years to come, as the BSO uses a twelve-quarter trailing average market value to compute the endowment draw. At the same time, the reduced value of pension assets, combined with lower interest rates used to value the pension obligation, will increase the annual cost of providing the pension benefits already committed to the players and staff. As mentioned earlier, starting last winter, BSO management undertook steps to implement a wide-ranging series of cost control measures to respond to the changed financial environment. All facets of the BSO organization, including players and staff, have been participating in this initial effort to help bring our cost structure more in balance with our future revenue expectations. This is the first stage of a multi-year effort to identify those steps necessary to ensure that the institution emerges from the economic crisis with a sound financial footing that positions the BSO well for the years ahead.
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Five-Year Financial Highlights 2005
$ 32,023 2,533 7,207
$ 31,961 2,350 7,680
$ 32,048 3,457 8,172
$ 32,678 2,472 8,067
$ 32,373 2,045 8,784
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES
DIRECT OPERATING EXPENSES
19,974 4,689 3,471 6,031
20,598 4,871 3,554 6,234
21,261 5,253 3,539 6,294
20,962 5,455 3,983 6,573
22,514 5,611 3,792 6,703
13,514 (5,328) 2,515 12,670
13,875 (5,361) 2,634 13,405
15,616 (5,733) 2,446 15,627
17,019 (6,766) 2,191 17,331
15,917 (7,646) 1,760 19,839
OPERATING ACTIVITY (in thousands of dollars) OPERATING REVENUES
Concerts Tours Other *
Artistic Facilities net Marketing, promotion and sales General and administrative
TOTAL FIXED COSTS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES DEFICIENCY FROM OPERATIONS SUPPORT
Annual contributions Fundraising and sponsorship expenses Fundraising events and projects (net) Endowment allocation
NET SUPPORT SURPLUS (DEFICIT) TOTAL REVENUES TOTAL EXPENSES PROPERTY AND ENDOWMENT (in thousands of dollars) PROPERTY ENDOWMENT
Pooled endowment and other investments ยง Assets held by others
TOTAL ENDOWMENT INVESTMENTS POOLED ENDOWMENT TOTAL RETURN FOR THE YEAR
* Other includes electronic media, education, merchandise sales, hall rental, concession income, and other revenues ยง Pooled endowment and other investments have been restated for the years 2005-2008 to conform to the current year presentation. This amount is now presented at fair market value, whereas it formerly included an adjustment for year-end funding requirements not yet transferred at August 31.
ATTENDANCE 2008-09 SEASON BSO CONCERTS
101 104 30 12 2
221,214 247,199 218,364 21,108 400,000
19 16 13 2 29
6,521 26,038 79,167 13,132 13,762
BSO Winter Season (a) Boston Pops (b) Tanglewood (BSO Events) Youth and Family Concerts Esplanade
Chamber Players (c) and other ensemble performances
Seiji Ozawa Hall Recital Series Popular Artists/July 4th at Tanglewood/Jazz Weekend Shed Recitals/Visiting Orchestras Tanglewood Music Center
Total (a) includes subscription and Carnegie Hall concerts
(b) includes spring and holiday Pops seasons at Symphony Hall, two U.S. tours, and runout concerts (c) includes concerts in Boston at Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood
Trustees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Edward H. Linde † Chairman Diddy Cullinane Vice-Chairman Stephen B. Kay Vice-Chairman Edmund Kelly Vice-Chairman Robert P. O’Block Vice-Chairman Vincent M. O’Reilly Treasurer Roger T. Servison Vice-Chairman
George D. Behrakis Mark G. Borden Alan Bressler Jan Brett Samuel B. Bruskin Paul Buttenwieser Eric D. Collins Cynthia Curme Alan J. Dworsky William R. Elfers Judy Moss Feingold, ex-officio Nancy J. Fitzpatrick Thelma E. Goldberg Michael Gordon Brent L. Henry Charles H. Jenkins, Jr. Shari Loessberg, ex-officio Carmine A. Martignetti Robert J. Mayer, M.D. Nathan R. Miller Richard P. Morse Aaron J. Nurick, ex-officio Susan W. Paine Carol Reich Edward I. Rudman Hannah H. Schneider † Arthur I. Segel Thomas G. Stemberg Stephen R. Weber Stephen R. Weiner Robert C. Winters
Vernon R. Alden Harlan E. Anderson David B. Arnold, Jr. J.P. Barger Leo L. Beranek Deborah Davis Berman Peter A. Brooke Helene R. Cahners James F. Cleary John F. Cogan, Jr. Abram T. Collier † Mrs. Edith L. Dabney Nelson J. Darling, Jr. Nina L. Doggett Mrs. John H. Fitzpatrick Dean W. Freed Edna S. Kalman George H. Kidder † George Krupp R. Willis Leith, Jr.† Mrs. August R. Meyer Mrs. Robert B. Newman William J. Poorvu Irving W. Rabb Peter C. Read Richard A. Smith Ray Stata John Hoyt Stookey Wilmer J. Thomas, Jr. John L. Thorndike Dr. Nicholas T. Zervas OTHER OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION
Mark Volpe Managing Director Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Directorship Thomas D. May Chief Financial Officer Suzanne Page Clerk of the Board
List reflects membership from September 2008 through August 2009
Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Judy Moss Feingold, Chairman William F. Achtmeyer Noubar Afeyan Diane M. Austin Judith W. Barr Lucille M. Batal Linda J.L. Becker George W. Berry Paul Berz James L. Bildner Bradley Bloom Partha Bose Anne F. Brooke Stephen H. Brown Gregory E. Bulger Joanne Burke Ronald G. Casty Carol Feinberg Cohen Susan Bredhoff Cohen Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Charles L. Cooney Ranny Cooper James C. Curvey Mrs. Miguel de Bragança Paul F. Deninger Ronald M. Druker Alan Dynner Ursula Ehret-Dichter John P. Eustis II Pamela D. Everhart Joseph F. Fallon Thomas E. Faust, Jr. Steven S. Fischman John F. Fish Lawrence K. Fish Myrna H. Freedman Carol Fulp Robert Gallery Robert P. Gittens Carol Henderson Susan Hockfield Roger Hunt William W. Hunt Valerie Hyman Ernest Jacquet Everett L. Jassy Stephen J. Jerome Darlene Luccio Jordan, Esq. Paul L. Joskow Stephen R. Karp Douglas A. Kingsley Robert Kleinberg Farla H. Krentzman Peter E. Lacaillade Charles Larkin Robert J. Lepofsky Christopher J. Lindop John M. Loder Shari Loessberg
Edwin N. London Jay Marks Jeffrey E. Marshall Joseph B. Martin, M.D. Thomas McCann Albert Merck Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Jr. Robert Mnookin Paul M. Montrone Robert J. Morrissey Evelyn Stefansson Nef † Robert T. O’Connell Peter Palandjian Diane Patrick Joseph Patton Ann M. Philbin May H. Pierce Claudio Pincus Joyce L. Plotkin Jonathan Poorvu Dr. John Thomas Potts, Jr. Dr. Tina Young Poussaint Claire Pryor Patrick J. Purcell John Reed Donna M. Riccardi Dr. Carmichael Roberts Susan Rothenberg Alan Rottenberg Joseph D. Roxe Kenan Sahin Gilda Slifka Christopher Smallhorn John C. Smith Patricia L. Tambone Caroline Taylor Douglas Thomas Mark D. Thompson Samuel Thorne Albert Togut Diana Osgood Tottenham Joseph M. Tucci Robert S. Weil David C. Weinstein James Westra Richard Wurtman, M.D. Patricia Plum Wylde Dr. Michael Zinner D. Brooks Zug OVERSEERS EMERITI
Helaine B. Allen Marjorie Arons-Barron Caroline Dwight Bain Sandra Bakalar William T. Burgin Mrs. Levin H. Campbell Earle M. Chiles Mrs. James C. Collias Joan P. Curhan
Phyllis Curtin Tamara P. Davis Disque Deane Betsy P. Demirjian JoAnne Walton Dickinson Phyllis Dohanian Goetz B. Eaton Harriett Eckstein George Elvin J. Richard Fennell Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Mrs. Thomas Galligan, Jr. Mrs. James Garivaltis Dr. Arthur Gelb Jordan Golding Mark R. Goldweitz Michael Halperson John Hamill Deborah M. Hauser Mrs. Richard D. Hill Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Lola Jaffe Michael Joyce Martin S. Kaplan Mrs. S. Charles Kasdon Mrs. Gordon F. Kingsley David I. Kosowsky Robert K. Kraft Benjamin H. Lacy Mrs. William D. Larkin Hart D. Leavitt † Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr. Diane H. Lupean Mrs. Charles P. Lyman Mrs. Harry L. Marks Joseph C. McNay John A. Perkins Daphne Brooks Prout Robert E. Remis John Ex Rodgers Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld † Roger A. Saunders Lynda Anne Schubert Mrs. Carl Shapiro L. Scott Singleton Charles A. Stakely Patricia Hansen Strang Paul M. Verrochi Robert A. Wells Mrs. Joan D. Wheeler Margaret Williams-DeCelles Mrs. Donald B. Wilson † Mrs. John J. Wilson † Deceased
Boston Symphony Orchestra 2008–09 JAMES LEVINE
Music Director Ray and Maria Stata Music Directorship, fully funded in perpetuity BERNARD HAITINK
Conductor Emeritus LaCroix Family Fund, fully funded in perpetuity SEIJI OZAWA
Music Director Laureate FIRST VIOLINS
Malcolm Lowe Concertmaster Charles Munch chair, fully funded in perpetuity Tamara Smirnova Associate Concertmaster Helen Horner McIntyre chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1976 Alexander Velinzon Assistant Concertmaster Robert L. Beal, Enid L., and Bruce A. Beal chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1980 Elita Kang Assistant Concertmaster Edward and Bertha C. Rose chair Bo Youp Hwang John and Dorothy Wilson chair, fully funded in perpetuity Lucia Lin Forrest Foster Collier chair Ikuko Mizuno Dorothy Q. and David B. Arnold, Jr., chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Amnon Levy Muriel C. Kasdon and Marjorie C. Paley chair
Ronald Knudsen Shirley and J. Richard Fennell chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Nancy Bracken* Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Joseph McGauley David H. and Edith C. Howie chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Mark Ludwig* Rachel Fagerburg*
Aza Raykhtsaum* Theodore W. and Evelyn Berenson Family chair
Rebecca Gitter *
Bonnie Bewick* Stephanie Morris Marryott and Franklin J. Marryott chair
James Cooke* Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser chair
Victor Romanul* Bessie Pappas chair Catherine French* Mary B. Saltonstall chair, fully funded in perpetuity Kelly Barr*‡ Kristin and Roger Servison chair Jason Horowitz* Donald C. and Ruth Brooks Heath chair, fully funded in perpetuity Julianne Lee* SECOND VIOLINS
Haldan Martinson Principal Carl Schoenhof Family chair, fully funded in perpetuity Vyacheslav Uritsky Assistant Principal Charlotte and Irving W. Rabb chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1977
Valeria Vilker Kuchment*
Si-Jing Huang* Nicole Monahan* Wendy Putnam* Robert Bradford Newman chair, fully funded in perpetuity Xin Ding * Glen Cherry* VIOLAS
Steven Ansell Principal Charles S. Dana chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1970 Cathy Basrak Assistant Principal Anne Stoneman chair, fully funded in perpetuity Edward Gazouleas Lois and Harlan Anderson chair, fully funded in perpetuity Robert Barnes
Jules Eskin Principal Philip R. Allen chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1969 Martha Babcock Assistant Principal Vernon and Marion Alden chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1977 Sato Knudsen Mischa Nieland chair, fully funded in perpetuity Mihail Jojatu Sandra and David Bakalar chair Jonathan Miller *§ Charles and JoAnne Dickinson chair Owen Young* John F. Cogan, Jr., and Mary L. Cornille chair, fully funded in perpetuity Andrew Pearce* Stephen and Dorothy Weber chair Mickey Katz* Richard C. and Ellen E. Paine chair, fully funded in perpetuity
New Orchestra Members 2008–09
Orchestra Members Retiring In 2008–09
Blaise Déjardin, cello
Adam Esbensen, cello
Michael Wayne, clarinet Thomas Stemberg chair
Amnon Levy, violin Muriel C. Kasdon and Marjorie C. Paley chair
Alexandre Lecarme , cello Lillian and Nathan R. Miller chair
Jennifer Nitchman, flute Myra and Robert Kraft chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1981
Toby Oft, trombone J.P. and Mary B. Barger chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp Nicholas and Thalia Zervas chair, fully funded in perpetuity by Sophia and Bernard Gordon
Elizabeth Ostling Associate Principal Marian Gray Lewis chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Alexandre Lecarme* Lillian and Nathan R. Miller chair
Edwin Barker Principal Harold D. Hodgkinson chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1974 Lawrence Wolfe§ Assistant Principal Maria Nistazos Stata chair, fully funded in perpetuity Benjamin Levy Leith Family chair, fully funded in perpetuity Dennis Roy Joseph and Jan Brett Hearne chair Joseph Hearne Kathryn H. and Edward M. Lupean chair James Orleans* Todd Seeber* Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, fully funded in perpetuity John Stovall* FLUTES
Elizabeth Rowe Principal Walter Piston chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1970 Jennifer Nitchman Myra and Robert Kraft chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1981
Cynthia Meyers Evelyn and C. Charles Marran chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1979
John Ferrillo Principal Mildred B. Remis chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1975 Mark McEwen James and Tina Collias chair Keisuke Wakao Assistant Principal ENGLISH HORN
James Sommerville Principal Helen Sagoff Slosberg/ Edna S. Kalman chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1974 Richard Sebring Associate Principal Margaret Andersen Congleton chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Craig Nordstrom Farla and Harvey Chet Krentzman chair, fully funded in perpetuity Richard Svoboda Principal Edward A. Taft chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1974 Suzanne Nelsen John D. and Vera M. MacDonald chair Richard Ranti Associate Principal Diana Osgood Tottenham/ Hamilton Osgood chair, fully funded in perpetuity CONTRABASSOON
Gregg Henegar Helen Rand Thayer chair
W. Lee Vinson Barbara Lee chair
Jason Snider Gordon and Mary Ford Kingsley Family chair
Thomas Martin Associate Principal & E-flat clarinet Stanton W. and Elisabeth K. Davis chair, fully funded in perpetuity
J. William Hudgins Peter Andrew Lurie chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Jay Wadenpfuhl John P. II and Nancy S. Eustis chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Michael Wayne Thomas Stemberg chair
Frank Epstein Peter and Anne Brooke chair, fully funded in perpetuity
(position vacant) Assistant Timpanist Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Linde chair
Jonathan Menkis Jean-Noël and Mona N. Tariot chair
William R. Hudgins Principal Ann S.M. Banks chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1977
(position vacant) Elizabeth B. Storer chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Robert Sheena Beranek chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Ronald Wilkison, viola
Thomas Rolfs Principal Roger Louis Voisin chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1977 (position vacant) Ford H. Cooper chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1984 (position vacant) Assistant Principal
Ann Hobson Pilot Principal Nicholas and Thalia Zervas chair, fully funded in perpetuity by Sophia and Bernard Gordon VOICE AND CHORUS
John Oliver Tanglewood Festival Chorus Conductor Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky chair, fully funded in perpetuity LIBRARIANS
Marshall Burlingame Principal Lia and William Poorvu chair, fully funded in perpetuity William Shisler John Perkel ASSISTANT CONDUCTORS
Benjamin Wright Arthur and Linda Gelb chair
Julian Kuerti Anna E. Finnerty chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Toby Oft Principal J.P. and Mary B. Barger chair, fully funded in perpetuity (position vacant) BASS TROMBONE
Douglas Yeo § John Moors Cabot chair, fully funded in perpetuity
Lynn G. Larsen
ASSISTANT PERSONNEL MANAGERS
Bruce M. Creditor
Timothy Tsukamoto STAGE MANAGER
Mike Roylance Principal Margaret and William C. Rousseau chair, fully funded in perpetuity TIMPANI
Timothy Genis Sylvia Shippen Wells chair, endowed in perpetuity in 1974
BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA 2008-09 KEITH LOCKHART
Conductor Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor's Chair, fully funded in perpetuity JOHN WILLIAMS
* participating in a system of rotated
seating § on sabbatical leave ‡ on leave
Tanglewood Festival Chorus 2008–09 Winter & Tanglewood Season Roster JOHN OLIVER
Conductor Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky chair, fully funded in perpetuity SOPRANOS
Deborah Abel Carol Amaya Emily Anderson Meredith Malone Armbrust Stephanie Bates Debra Benschneider Michele Bergonzi Ondine Brent Joy Emerson Brewer Alison M. Burns Jeni Lynn Cameron Catherine C. Cave Anna S. Choi Saewon Lee Chun Lorenzee Cole Lisa Conant Kelly Corcoran Sarah Dorfman Daniello § Christine Pacheco Duquette § Ann Dwelley Mary A. V. Feldman § Margaret Felice Erin Fink Abigail Frost Hailey Fuqua Stefanie J. Gallegos Karen Ginsburg Bonnie Gleason Laura Godfrey Beth Grzegorzewski Meredith Hall Carrie Louise Hammond Angela Henstra Kathy Ho Mikhaela E. Houston Eileen Huang Stephanie Janes Cynthia Kassell Polina Dimitrova Kehayova Donna Kim Sarah Koonce Sarah Kornfeld Nancy Kurtz Glenda Landavazo Barbara Abramoff Levy* Ruthie Miller Kathleen Molony Margaret D. Moore Karen M. Morris Kieran Murray Cassandre Norgaisse Ebele Okpokwasili-Johnson Jaylyn Olivo Anna Oppenheimer Kimberly Pearson Jodie Peterson Deborah Slade Pierce
Laura Stanfield Prichard Livia M. Racz Pavithra Rajagopalan Sarah Riskind Janet Ellen Ross Jessica Rucinski Adi Rule Melanie Salisbury Laura C. Sanscartier Johanna Schlegel Pamela Schweppe Joan P. Sherman* Anna D. Smith Tracy E. Smith Kristyn M. Snyer Dana R. Sullivan Robyn Tarantino Victoria Thornsbury Youliana Tichelova Jessica Ann Vadney Anna Ward Lisa Watkins Alexandra Watts Alison L. Weaver MEZZO-SOPRANOS
Kristen Anderson Virginia Bailey Martha A. R. Bewick Betty Blanchard Blume Betsy Bobo Lauren A. Boice Donna J. Brezinski Laura B. Broad Janet L. Buecker Angelina Calderon Abbe Dalton Clark Elizabeth Clifford Cypriana Slosky Coelho Sarah Cohan Nicole Craven Ethel Crawford § Lauren Cree Kathryn DerMarderosian Betsy L. Draper Diane Droste Barbara Naidich Ehrmann Katherine Barrett Foley Paula Folkman § Debra Swartz Foote Dorrie Freedman § Irene Gilbride § Denise Glennon Mara Goldberg Lianne Goodwin Rachel K. Hallenbeck Jessica Hao Diane Hoffman-Kim Yuko Hori Betty Jenkins Susan L. Kendall Evelyn Eshleman Kern § Yoo-Kyung Kim
Gale Livingston § Katherine Mallin Anne Forsyth Martín Kristen McEntee Louise-Marie Mennier Louise Morrish Tracy Elissa Nadolny Antonia R. Nedder Fumiko Ohara § Andrea Okerholm Roslyn Pedlar Laurie R. Pessah Cassandra N. Peterson Linda Doreen Rapciak Lori Salzman Kathleen Hunkele Schardin Jeanne Ann Sevigny Jamie Horr Shushan Ada Park Snider § Amy Spound Julie Steinhilber § Amber R. Sumner Michele C. Truhe Michelle Vachon Martha F. Vedrine Cindy M. Vredeveld Jennifer A. Walker Christina Lillian Wallace Marguerite Weidknecht Stephannie Workman Lidiya Yankovskaya TENORS
Matthew Allen Brad W. Amidon James Barnswell John C. Barr § Richard A. Bissell Cullen E. Bouvier Adam Kerry Boyles Colin Britt Fredric Cheyette Stephen Chrzan Andrew Crain William Cutter Tom Dinger Kevin F. Doherty Jr. Paul Dredge Ron Efromson Carey D. Erdman Keith Erskine David J. Fieldgate Len Giambrone James E. Gleason Leon Grande J. Stephen Groff § David Halloran John W. Hickman § William Hobbib Stanley G. Hudson § Timothy O. Jarrett James R. Kauffman Jeffrey A. Kerr
Carl Kraenzel Michael Lapomardo Lance Levine Ronald Lloyd Henry Lussier* John Vincent MacInnis § Travis Marshall Ronald J. Martin Glen Matheson Mark Mulligan David Norris § John R. Papirio Kevin Parker David R. Pickett Dwight E. Porter § Guy F. Pugh Peter Pulsifer David L. Raish Brian Robinson David Loring Rose Sean Santry Carl Schlaikjer Blake Siskavich Arend Sluis Peter L. Smith Stephen E. Smith Martin S. Thomson Andrew Wang Mox Weber Theodore Weckbacher Hyun Yong Woo BASSES
Tyler Alderson Thomas Anderson Solomon Berg Nathan Black Daniel E. Brooks § Nicholas A. Brown Stephen J. Buck Richard Bunbury Paulo César Carminati Jonas Uy Cartano Kirk Chao Matthew Collins George F. Coughlin Matthew E. Crawford Aram Demirjian Arthur M. Dunlap Michel Epsztein Jeff Foley Eli Gerstenlauer Mark Gianino Alexander Goldberg Jim Gordon Jay S. Gregory Mark L. Haberman § Jeramie Hammond Marc J. Kaufman David M. Kilroy David Kyuman Kim Will Koffel G.P. Paul Kowal
Bruce Kozuma Timothy Lanagan § Joseph E. Landry Ryan M. Landry Daniel Lichtenfeld Nathan Lofton David K. Lones § Christopher T. Loschen David B. MacGregor Jr. Martin F. Mahoney II James Mangan Lynd Matt Joshua H. Nannestad Eryk P. Nielsen Richard Oedel Stephen H. Owades* Donald R. Peck Michael Prichard Bradley Putnam Steven J. Ralston Peter Rothstein § Vladimir Roudenko Jonathan Saxton Charles F. Schmidt Karl Josef Schoellkopf Daniel Schwartz Kenneth D. Silber Scott Street Craig A. Tata Stephen Tinkham Bradley Turner Thomas C. Wang Terry L. Ward Peter J. Wender § Matthew Wright Carl T. Wrubel Jake Youmell Channing Yu Mark B. Rulison Chorus Manager Deborah De Laurell Assistant Chorus Manager Martin Amlin Rehearsal Pianist Jodi Goble Rehearsal Pianist Scott Nicholas Rehearsal Pianist
Executive Leadership of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers Aaron J. Nurick President Charles Jack Executive Vice President, Administration Ellen Mayo Executive Vice President, Fundraising Margery Steinberg Executive Vice President, Tanglewood BOSTON EXECUTIVE BOARD
David Dubinsky Vice President, Education and Outreach Audley Fuller Nominating Chairman Mary Gregorio Vice President, Special Projects Joan Hall Vice President, Hall Services Karen Licht Vice President, Membership Rosemary Noren Vice President, Symphony Shop Janis Su Vice President, Public Relations TANGLEWOOD EXECUTIVE BOARD
Howard Arkans Vice Chair, Community Outreach William Ballen Liaison to Ushers and Programmers, Nominating Chairman and Secretary Gus Leibowitz Vice Chair, Education Wilma Michaels Vice President, Tanglewood Ken Singer Liaison to Glass House Alexandra Warshaw Vice Chair, Membership
* 35 or more year member § 25-34 year member
Administration Mark Volpe Managing Director – Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Directorship, fully funded in perpetuity Anthony Fogg Artistic Administrator Marion Gardner-Saxe Director of Human Resources Ellen Highstein Director of Tanglewood Music Center, position endowed in honor of Edward H. Linde by Alan S. Bressler and Edward I. Rudman Bernadette M. Horgan Director of Public Relations Thomas D. May Chief Financial Officer Kim Noltemy Director of Sales, Marketing, and Communications Bart Reidy Director of Development— Institutional Giving, Events, and Administration Elizabeth P. Roberts Director of Development— Campaign and Individual Giving Ray F. Wellbaum Orchestra Manager Administrative/Artistic Bridget P. Carr Senior Archivist Felicia Burrey Elder Executive Assistant to the Managing Director Vincenzo Natale Chauffeur/Valet Claudia Robaina Manager of Artists Services Benjamin Schwartz Assistant Artistic Administrator Administrative Staff/Production Christopher W. Ruigomez Director of Concert Operations H. R. Costa Technical Director Leslie D. DeRoche Concert Operations Administrator Victoria Dominguez Operations Manager Jake Moerschel Assistant Stage Manager Leah G. Monder Production Manager John Morin Stage Technician Mark C. Rawson Stage Technician Mark B. Rulison Chorus Manager
Boston Pops Dennis Alves Director of Artistic Planning Gina Randall Administrative/Operations Coordinator Margo Saulnier Assistant Director of Artistic Planning Amanda Severin Manager of Artistic Services/ Assistant to the Pops Conductor Business Office Sarah J. Harrington Director of Planning and Budgeting Mia Schultz Director of Investment Operations and Compliance Pam Wells Controller Mimi Do Budget Manager Thomas Engeln Budget Assistant Michelle Green Executive Assistant to the Business Management Team Karen Guy Accounts Payable Supervisor David Kelts Staff Accountant Minnie Kwon Payroll Associate John O'Callaghan Payroll Supervisor Nia Patterson Accounts Payable Assistant Harriet Prout Accounting Manager Teresa Wang Staff Accountant Audrey Wood Senior Investment Accountant Development Joseph Chart Director of Major Gifts Nina Jung Director of Development Events and Volunteer Outreach Ryan Losey Director, Foundation and Government Relations Jennifer Roosa Director of Development Research and Information Systems George Triantaris Director of Principal and Planned Giving Amanda Aldi Data Project Coordinator Stephanie Baker Campaign Manager Dulce Maria de Borbon Beranek Room Hostess
Susan Beaudry Manager of the Tanglewood Business Partners Emily Borababy Development Communications Manager Cullen E. Bouvier Donor Relations Officer Maria Capello Grant Writer Diane Cataudella Associate Director of Donor Relations Sabine Chouljian Manager of Development Events and Volunteer Services Kerri E. Cleghorn Associate Director, Business Partners Allison Cooley Associate Director of Society Giving Emily Diaz Donor Information and Data Coordinator Marcy Bouley Eckel Associate Director of Direct Fundraising Laura Frye Assistant Manager of Society Giving David Grant Development Operations Manager Barbara Hanson Major Gift Officer Emily Horsford Manager of Donor Relations Sabrina Karpe Donor Relations Coordinator Angela Kaul Assistant Manager of Planned Giving Dominic Margaglione Donor Ticketing Associate Jill Ng Sr. Major and Planned Gift Officer Madge Nimocks Development Communications Writer Suzanne Page Associate Director for Board Relations Emily Reeves Major Gifts Coordinator Amanda Roosevelt Executive Assistant Laura Sancken Development Events and Volunteer Services Coordinator Joyce M. Serwitz Major Gifts and Campaign Advisor Alexandria Sieja Assistant Manager of Development Events and Volunteer Services Yong-Hee Silver Major Gift Officer Kenny Smith Donor Acknowledgment and Gift Processing Coordinator Stephanie Smith Annual Fund Project Coordinator
Mary E. Thomson Associate Director of Development Corporate Giving Szeman Tse Assistant Director of Development Research Romain Tsiplakis Graphic Designer Educational Activities/Archives Myran Parker-Brass Director of Education and Community Programs Claire Carr Manager of Education Programs Sarah Glenn Assistant Manager of Education and Community Programs Emilio Gonzalez Manager of Curriculum Research and Development Darlene White Manager, Berkshire Education and Community Programs Facilities C. Mark Cataudella Director of Facilities Symphony Hall Operations Christopher Hayden Facilities Manager Tyrone Tyrell Security & Environmental Services Manager Charles F. Cassell, Jr. Facility Compliance & Training Coordinator Stella Easland Switchboard Operator Michael Finlan Switchboard Supervisor Judith Melly Facilities Coordinator Shawn Wilder Mailroom Clerk Maintenance Services Jim Boudreau Electrician Thomas Davenport Carpenter Michael Frazier Carpenter Paul Giaimo Electrician Steven Harper HVAC Sandra Lemerise Painter Michael Maher HVAC Environmental Services Landel Milton Lead Custodian Rudolph Lewis Assistant Lead Custodian Desmond Boland Custodian Julien Buckmire Custodian
Claudia Ramirez Calmo Custodian Angelo Flores Custodian Gaho Boniface Wahi Custodian Tanglewood Operations David P. Sturma Director of Tanglewood Facilities & BSO Liaison to the Berkshires Ronald T. Brouker Supervisor of Tanglewood Crew Robert LaHart Electrician Peter Socha Carpenter Robert Casey Crew Stephen Curley Crew Richard Drumm Crew Bruce Huber Crew Human Resources Heather Mullin Human Resources Manager Susan Olson Human Resources Recruiter Kathleen Sambuco Benefits Manager Information Technology Timothy James Director of Information Technology Guy W. Brandenstein User Support Specialist Andrew Cordero Manager of User Support David Tucker Infrastructure Systems Manager Brian Van Sickle User Support Specialist Public Relations Kathleen Drohan Associate Director of Public Relations Taryn Lott Public Relations Supervisor Publications Marc Mandel Director of Program Publications Robert Kirzinger Assistant Director of Program Publications, Editorial Eleanor Hayes McGourty Assistant Director of Program Publications, Production and Advertising Sales, Subscriptions, and Marketing Amy Aldrich Ticket Operations Manager Helen N. H. Brady Director of Group Sales Alyson Bristol Director of Corporate Sponsorships
Sid Guidicianne Front of House Manager James Jackson Call Center Manager Roberta Kennedy Buyer for Symphony Hall and Tanglewood Sarah L. Manoog Director of Marketing Programs Michael Miller Director of Ticketing Megan Bohrer Group Sales Coordinator Gretchen Borzi Marketing Production Manager Rich Bradway Associate Director of E-Commerce and New Media Samuel Brewer SymphonyCharge Representative Allegra Brooke Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator Lenore Camassar Associate Manager, SymphonyCharge Theresa Condito Access Services Administrator/ Subscriptions Associate Susan Coombs SymphonyCharge Coordinator Jon Doyle Junior Graphic Designer Paul Ginocchio Manager, Symphony Shop and Tanglewood Glass House Erin Glennon Graphic Designer Randie Harmon Customer Service and Special Projects Manager Matthew Heck Marketing Projects Coordinator Michael King Subscriptions Associate Michele Lubowsky Associate Subscriptions Manager Jason Lyon Group Sales Manager Laura Maas Merchandising Assistant Ronnie McKinley Ticket Exchange Coordinator Maria McNeil SymphonyCharge Representative Michael Moore E-Commerce Marketing Analyst Doreen Reis Marketing Coordinator for Advertising Andrew J. Russell Senior Manager, Corporate Sponsorships Laura Schneider Web Content Editor Robert Sistare Subscriptions Representative Kevin Toler Art Director Himanshu Vakil Web Application Lead Stacy Whalen-Kelley Manager, Corporate Sponsor Relations
Box Office David Chandler Winn Box Office Manager Megan E. Sullivan Assistant Manager Mary J. Broussard Box Office Representative Arthur Ryan Box Office Representative Event Services Kyle Ronayne Director of Event Administration Tony Bennett Cafe Supervisor/Pops Service Staff Manager Kristin Jacobson Senior Special Events Sales Manager Sean Lewis Manager of Venue Rentals and Events Administration Jean Cesar Vilalon De Lima Assistant Food and Beverage Manager James Sorrentino Bar Manager Tanglewood Music Center Andrew Leeson TMC Budget and Office Manager Karen Leopardi Associate Director for Faculty and Guest Artists Michael Nock Associate Director for Student Affairs Gary Wallen Manager of Production and Scheduling
As of January 20, 2010
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Corporate Events Donor Relations
Foundation and Government Relations
Major and Planned Giving
Development Special Events SymphonyCharge
Symphony Hall Switchboard Volunteer Office
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bso.org This fiscal year 2009 Annual Report was published in February 2010 by the Office of Development Communications. Bart Reidy, Director of Development â€“ Institutional Giving, Events, and Administration Emily Borababy, Manager, Development Communications Madge Nimocks, Development Communications Writer Kevin Toler, Art Director Romain Tsiplakis, Graphic Designer Cover image and principal photography: Michael J. Lutch Other photography by: Betsy Bassett, John Ferrillo, Matthew Karas, Helene Norton-Russell, Stu Rosner, Hilary Scott, Peter Vanderwarker For inquiries regarding information contained in this report, please contact Diane Cataudella, Associate Director of Donor Relations, at 617-638-9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org ÂŠ 2010 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
MARK VOLPE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Directorship
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's annual report covering 2008-2009.