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2013-2014 season

Sunday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. Photos: Doug Ford

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The mission of Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) is to provide challenging, fully integrated music experiences for young musicians, which includes orchestra and ensemble performances, music education and a broad spectrum of music related activities.

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Charneski Charitable Fund The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound The Community Youth Fund National Federation of Music Clubs Walter A. Bratton Youth Endowment Fund

EXECUTIVE BOARD Colleen Welch, President John Fleckenstein, Vice President Jilyna Dick, Secretary Kirk Veis, Treasurer BOARD Joyce Allen Joan Armstrong Brad Carlson Alison Coppock Jasmin Dickerson Doug Ford Christine Long Dana Phelps Amy Schutte Scott Smith Christina Zach STUDENT BOARD Ella Bushnell, violin Keadrin Dick, cello Nolan Welch, cello MUSIC DIRECTOR John Welsh ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Greg Allison ADMINISTRATIVE Krina Allison, Executive Dir. Amber Young, Finance Dir. Ginny Nordhorn, Exec. Asst. Mary Jo Rydholm, Lib. Doug Ford, Photographer

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4 p.m. Washington Center BRASS CHOIR


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Egmont Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Meyer Themes from Scheherazade, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Meyer Overture to Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss II, arr. Meyer

BRASS CHOIR Greg Allison Conductor Liz Ward Asst. Cond.

Australian Up-Country Tune, Percy Grainger, arr. Bainum National Hymn, Brian Casey A Spoonful of Sugar, Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman, arr. Gale See program notes for sing-along lyrics.


Russian Easter Overture, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Dackow Summertime from Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin, arr. Cerulli


Overture to La Forza del Destino, Giuseppe Verdi Ma Vlast (My Country), Bedřich Smetana Vyšehrad Vlatva Šárka

Reminders: -Turn off all electronic devices. -Please hold applause between movements.

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PROGRAM NOTES Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) is often referred to as the "father of Czech music." He was born in Bohemia, the son of a master brewer, and began performing as both a pianist and violinist at age six. Although Smetana knew he wanted to pursue music, his father insisted he finish school first. Ma Vlast is an incredible cycle of symphonic poems that portrays scenes and myths important to the Czech people. It was composed after Smetana began to lose his hearing.


Vyšehrad, the first movement, represents the high castle in Prague, which sits on a hill looking over the city. This beautiful piece begins and ends with a delicate harp solo.

The second movement, Vlatva, is written from the perspective of someone floating down the Vlatva river. Listen for the musical representations: a forest hunt, the rapids, and a peasant wedding. When you listen to Vlatva you should feel the river roll. Lastly, Šárka is based on the dark legend of the Maidens’ War. Šárka is a beautiful Amazon who lures her enemy, Ctirad, by tying herself to a tree. When Ctirad unties Šárka, she and her warrior sisters feed Ctirad and his army. The men have been tricked: the meal is drugged. They fall asleep and are slaughtered by the Amazons.

Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) is know primarily for his operas. He began studying music at a young age, working with several church Verdi organists. After being rejected by the Milan Conservatory, he studied with Milanese composer Vincenzo Lavigna. Verdi almost gave up composing after a failed opera and the deaths of his wife and two children. However, the director of La Scala convinced him to write again. La Forza del Destino (1861) truly is a story about the power of fate. Don Alvaro attempts to whisk away his beloved Leonora di Vargas in the night but he is interrupted by Leonora’s father, the Marquis of Calatrava. Alvaro’s gun accidentally goes off, killing the Marquis. Leonora’s brother, Don Carlo di Vargas, vows revenge for his father’s death.


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CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA Violin ♣Ella Bushnell, Olympia H.S. (12) ♣Lisa Chong, Capital H.S. (12) Jason Chung, W.F. West H.S. (9) Joelle Chung, Homeschool (7) Ryan Clark, N. Thurston H.S. (11) Caddie Derby, Homeschool (9) Evan Harper, Olympia H.S. (9) Robyn Hill, Capital H.S. (10) Daniel Kim, Capital H.S. (10) Hyun Jin Kim, Olympia H.S. (9) ♣Samuel Kim, Capital H.S. (12) Yeji Kim, N. Thurston H.S. (10) Angela Pak, Olympia H.S. (9) ♣Sarah Smith, Olympia H.S. (12) Belinda So, Olympia H.S. (11) Eric So, Olympia H.S. (9) Krishnasree Upadhyayula, Olympia H.S. (10) Viola ♣Erica Anderson, N. Thurston H.S. (12) Anna Bredenbeck, N. Thurston H.S. (11) ♣Daniel Swan, Olympia H.S. (12) Cello Zoe Chapman, Black Hills H.S. (10) ♣Keadrin Dick, N. Thurston H.S. (12) Maura Phelps, Timberline H.S. (11) ♣Christine Sears, N. Thurston H.S. (12) Nolan Welch, Timberline H.S. (11) Bass Alek Husseini, NOVA (8) James Waltz, Olympia H.S. (9) Jesika Westbrook, Olympia H.S. (11) Flute ♣Mary Armstrong, Pope John Paul II H.S. (12) Morgan Hurtado, Olympia H.S. (10) ♣Ha-Yoon Lee, Black Hills H.S. (12) Lauren Zinke, Olympia H.S. (11)

Clarinet David Hales, Timberline H.S. (10) Sienna Pavey, Timberline H.S. (10) Maggie Taft, Timberline H.S. (11) ♣Shannon Wolfe, Griffin (12) Bassoon Katee Hertter, Tumwater H.S. (11) Will Dean, Capital H.S. (11) Sydney Soetenga, Capital H.S. (11) BRASS CHOIR - Conservatory Brass Section Trumpet William Hammond, N. Thurston H.S. (10) Alex Jones, Timberline H.S. (10) French Horn August Lavender-Marshall, Capital H.S. (11) Landon Mueller, Capital H.S. (11) Henry Nordhorn, Olympia H.S. (9) Sage Pavey, Timberline H.S. (10) Trombone ♣Grant Stidham, Capital H.S. (12) Zach Tepley, Olympia H.S. (10) Nathan Yang, Olympia H.S. (11) Tuba Peter Veis, N. Thurston H.S. (10) Guest Performer Lauren Eklund, harp Student Board  Student Representative ♣ Senior

Oboe Bridget Long, Capital H.S. (11) Austin Smith, N. Thurston H.S. (9) 9

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ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Violin Ellie Barbuto Stephanie Case  Zander Dick Maya Dirar Seth Harper April Haury Bethany Hermann Sabrina Hwang Megan LeDuc Ann Li William Nordhorn Ravi Santi Gavin VanClifford Viola Alex He Anthony Kogut Cello Michael Dean  Dante Faulk  Alexus Kaminski Ben Kogut Flute Emma Eacrett Katherine Hales Emma Lindemeier Brittani Shoaf

Oboe ♣Tabitha Parsons Clarinet Brendan Lynch Radnyee Manisha Emma Wells Tommy Wigfield Trumpet Jackson Hall Kyu-Hun Lee Megan Wakefield French Horn Samantha Nurmi Trombone Kira Murphy-Simpson Hannah Wells Tuba + Lars Leibenguth Percussion Cyrus Goodman ● Zachary Skoog ● Matthew Street

DEBUT ORCHESTRA Violin Lilia Allen Anne Case Wei Wei Chien John Hammond Brandon Huynh Dylan Jones Supraja Kadagandla Leeah Kim Yumin Kim Megan Lorich  Ciara McClanahan Caleb Palmer-Sellers Haley Turner

Flute Megan Hall Cyrus Lagerberg Megan Smith Oboe Alexandra Gosse Bryson Taylor Bassoon Marlee McDougall

Viola Dragan Dick  Ashley Evans Anna Johnson William LaGrandeur Max Mondress Ashley Palmer-Sellers Logan VanClifford Cello Joseph Chung  Evan Hurtado Aaron Huynh Margaret Johnson Dylan Langhans Dalton Welch

Trumpet Justin Baek Nick Puntillo French Horn Emma Tranum Trombone Josh Moorash Euphonium Ian Rigg

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POGO Violin Saundra Beerbower Sie Sie Bulldis Joshua Harris Tilda Longnecker Viola Audrey Tobiason

Cello Katherine Arnold Raidan Hacker Max Gaver Caine Picket



CONDUCTING STAFF John Welsh brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and direction to the members of the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO). 

Greg Allison received his B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from Western Washington University where he studied trumpet with the late William D. Cole.  Mr. Allison on has taught inIn addition to his Greg Allirisector John Welsh D c ti s ti r A ctor Music Director position with SOGO, strumental music oir Condu h C s s ra B in the Olympia he is Resident School District Conductor of the for over 30 years.  His bands have been chosen to Rainier Symphony Orchestra in Tukwila. His past con- perform at the State and Northwest Music Educaducting engagements include Music Director positions tors’ Conference and the Western International with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Band Clinic.  Ridge Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee, the Prince William Symphony, Georgetown Symphony Orchestra Mr. Allison has performed in the Northwest Wind Symphony, the 22nd Ave Dixieland Band, the and other orchestras in the metropolitan WashingTacoma Concert Band, and the Evergreen Brass ton D.C. area. Mr. Welsh has conducted the Civic Quintet. He has been a guest adjudicator, cliniOrchestra of Chicago, the New World Symphony in cian, and guest conductor for state and regional Miami, the Festival International Echternach Chamber festivals and conventions including the MidOrchestra in Luxembourg, the Metropolitan Chamber West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. He Players at Lincoln Center, the Arlington Symphony, the has served on the Washington Music Educator’s board of directors, managed WMEA High School Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Shenandoah Music Festival Orchestra. He has also and Junior All-State, and was a recipient of the WMEA Teacher of the Year for middle level educaheld residencies at Indiana University.  tion. This past summer, he had the opportunity to participate in the Conductor's Workshop for Mr. Welsh holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Music Educators at the Juilliard School with cliniMiami University in Ohio and a Masters in Conductcians Eugene Corporon and David Effron and an el Sistema workshop in Philadelphia. ing from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. While serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force, he conducted the United States Air Force Band and Symphony and Military Airlift Command Band. His mentors include Richard Lert, Leo Mueller, Leon Barzin, Leon Fleisher, Kiril Kondrashin, Max Rudolph and Gustav Meier. Mr. Welsh is very proud to be the first Music Director of SOGO and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.




CONDUCTING STAFF Jeffery N. Lund (Academy Orchestra Conductor and SOGO Percussion Teaching Artist) holds a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Central Washington University, where he directed the University Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Chamber Players, Ellensburg Campus-Community Orchestra (ECCO), and the Kittitas Valley Youth Orchestra. Currently, Mr. Lund also directs the Tacoma Community College Orchestra, and is an Associate Conductor with the West Seattle Community Orchestra. As an Interim Professor of Music at Central Michigan University, he conducted the University Orchestra, and the Percussion Ensemble. Since und his return to Washington in 2009, Mr. Lund has been involved in Music Education Jeffery L with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, Icicle Creek Youth Symphony, and as the Music Director for the Capital Youth Symphony. Also holding a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance, Mr. Lund is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Puget Sound and is active in performing throughout Washington with the Tacoma Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Yakima Symphony, and various groups around the Seattle area. Actively sought out as a guest clinician/adjudicator, Mr. Lund has held Masterclasses at multiple music festivals as well as being invited to perform as a Guest Artist in venues from Benaroya Hall in Seattle to Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Lund is the recipient of the Hubbard Scholarship and is a Liberace Scholar. Lantz Berets (Debut Orchestra Conductor and SOGO Bassoon Teaching Artist) Lantz Berets received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Performance from Western Washington University and a Master’s degree in Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He played bassoon for the United States Air Force and held positions as Minister of Music. He is currently the manager of Westside Music Center. In 2008 he started Berets Publications to publish his and others’ compositions, and in 2011 Berets Publications introduced Band and Orchestra Flashcards. He has a successful private studio, and founded, with his wife and SOGO oboe Teaching Artist Karen Berets, the New Horizons Orchestra for adults that meets on Monday evenings.

Lantz Berets

Elizabeth Ward (Assistant Conductor Brass Choir and SOGO French horn Teaching Artist) received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale School of Music. Ms. Ward is a former member of the New Haven Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Pennsylvania Orchestra, Philadelphia Opera Orchestra and Young Audiences Inc., of Philadelphia. Returning to the Northwest, Ms. Ward founded the Evergreen Brass Quintet, well known for its outstanding educational presentations. As a studio teacher Ms. Ward’s students have consistently received awards on the local and national levels. Ms. Ward is Assistant ConElizabeth Ward ductor of the Tacoma Youth Symphony’s Debut Orchestra, Conductor of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Choir and Chamber Winds. Mary Jo Knesal Rydholm (Ensemble Coordinator and SOGO violin Teaching Artist) teaches in the Olympia School District and is a Nationally Certified Music Teacher. She has served as Concertmaster for several symphony orchestras in Washington State. Mrs. Rydholm is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Martin’s University where she teaches violin and viola. An avid chamber musician, she completed her Chamber Music Workshop Director Internship under Dr. Valgene Mary Jo Knesal Phillips, at Humboldt State University (CA) and has since served as the SOGO Rydholm Ensemble Coordinator. She also coaches the Conservatory strings.



Mary Jo Rydholm (violin I) *Nathan Brown (violin II) Samantha Rodahl (violin II) Anne Edge (viola) Judith Martin (cello) Rick Jarvela (bass)


Jean Whipple (flute) Ashley Cook (clarinet) Lantz Berets (double reeds) Danielle Westbrook (trumpet) Liz Ward (French horn) Levin Conway (low brass) Jeff Lund (percussion)


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Anne Edge (Music Historian) Jennifer Hermann (Music Theory) Mark Thome (Court Composer) * SOGO Alumnus


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