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SPARTANBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | SARAH IOANNIDES

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WITH THE SPO BRASS QUINTET

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WITH PEPE ROMERO

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VOLUME 67, SPRING 2016


Volume 67, SPRING 2016 CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Dr. Joella Utley Louise Fagan

C O N C E R T S

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Dr. Peter B. Kay EDITOR

Dr. Paul L. Thomas PHOTOGRAPHER

Jimmy Gibson

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Dr. Joella Utley

38 LINK-UP

Annual Youth Concert

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Information http://spartanburgphilharmonic.org

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© 2015 Music Foundation of Spartanburg. All Rights Reserved. No portion of these Programs may be reproduced in any form without expressed written permission of The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. All programs and artists subject to change. All performance times are approximate.

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hen Maestra Sarah Ioannides takes to the stage on concert night, one might be forgiven for assuming her seemingly effortless command of the music stems only from her enviable wealth of natural talent. But her journey from her home to Twichell Auditorium - or as guest conductor in far off countries like Dominican Republic, Austria and Scandanavia - is equal parts study, rehearsal and life management. To not acknowledge the 'business' side of managing an international career is akin to admiring the sporting style of a Harley Davidson motorcycle without a nod to its high performance engine. Married to Yale University professor of trombone Scott Hartman, their approach to a busy performing, teaching and family life is intrinsically creative. Thinking outside the box to achieve a harmonious balance at their 4

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homes (Converse Heights, Stafford Springs, and now also Tacoma) allows for an imaginative approach to their lives which may be complex but is rarely unmanageable. Educating their three children in three different states adds another dimension that Ioannides takes in stride. This approach extends to the podium as well. Extensive study begins with internalizing the score before the hours required to interpret the notes to music, months before the first rehearsal with orchestra. By approaching each step of her process creatively, Sarah brings the most fulfilling, meaningful interpretation she possibly can for the audience. Her ultimate goal is to connect the audience with the music whether they are seasoned or first time listeners. For Ioannides music is a metaphor for life and as Sibelius said “Music begins where the possibilities of languages end.�

Maestra Ioannides is in her 11th season as the Music Director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic. For more details about Sarah's busy concert, travel and famil y life, you can interact with Sarah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ sarahioannides.conductor or visit her website: www.sarahioannides.net

Maestra Ioannides received Masters degrees from Oxford University and the Juilliard School of Music. A recipient of numerous national and international awards, Sarah is a prizewinner of the Leeds Conducting Competition and was awarded the JoAnn Falletta award for the most promising female conductor. In her eleventh season as Music Director for the Spartanburg Philharmonic and newly appointed Music Director with the Tacoma Symphony; Ioannides made her TonkĂźnstler Orchestra debut in Vienna this past October - staying true to her passion of discovering, learning and sharing classical music.


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Sarah's artistic contributions to the Spartanburg region are impossible to quantify. When pressed about program considerations for Spartanburg, Maestra Ioannides shared “I like to make meaningful connections in every direction; from arts collaborations, to schools, programs that create a wonderful palette and menu for the listener of every age, offering them a good balance of new and old, and a variety in style and flavor within our offerings.” But Sarah is quick to point out she does not work alone. Gifted with a stage of the region's finest musicians, the musical conversation between conductor and orchestra is key to the success of the performance. Sarah Ioannides has little time for pursuits outside of family and music. So how does a busy professional musician relax? These days Sarah takes great comfort in domestic pleasures, cooking for family and friends, as well as from quick bursts of physical fun; ice skating and "ping-pong" with her family. It seems that even her downtime is creative! In the future Sarah can imagine a day when she has time to paint or garden, perhaps pursue her serious interests in languages or math. But for now, Sarah is most happy when she with her husband Scott are building their family's uniquely creative approach to fulfilling all their artistic dreams. ~ Louise Fagan

Spartanburg is flourishing! This is no surprise to anyone who has visited downtown or perused the Spartanburg Herald Journal of late. In addition to experiencing extraordinary economic growth, our city is celebrating its impressive and deepening artistic culture, and the SPO is proud to be a part of it all. South Carolina recently declared Spartanburg one of the first Cultural Arts Districts in the state, and our city recently received a prestigious Bloomberg Grant for “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” – an award given to only 4 cities in the nation. With the considerable development in Spartanburg, we are reminded that a symphony orchestra plays a major role in the growth and health of a community. National studies show that, “Orchestras contribute to healthy societies through their increasingly active participation in civic life. The presence of an orchestra is often an indicator of a community’s economic and cultural strength” (League of American Orchestras). The SPO takes this to heart as we work to increase our outreach and connect with our community, advancing exceptional music throughout Spartanburg. Next season will mark the twelfth and final year that Sarah Ioannides, Music Director & Conductor of the SPO, will lead the orchestra. While we are sad to see Sarah leave, we are also looking forward to the fresh ideas and new opportunities that will arise as the SPO transitions under new leadership. We invite you, our audience, to play an active role in the growth and development of the organization during this time. Candidates vying for the position will audition throughout the 2017-2018 season, and we want your help in selecting the artistic leader that will shape the future of the SPO. Experiencing live, classical music performed by a symphony of this caliber, is transformational. We encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues to join you at SPO performances and to use the SPO as a resource for entertaining clients, out-of-town guests, and visiting family - they will no doubt be impressed. The SPO is your orchestra. Support it!

Ray Dunleavy BOARD PRESIDENT MUSIC FOUNDATION OF SPARTANBURG

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CORPORATE & FOUNDATION PARTNERS Corporations and foundations are key partners in the Spartanburg Philharmonic’s success, helping to sustain the Orchestra’s rich tradition of artistic excellence while we deepen our engagement with our community. Grants and sponsorships provide general support or have been directed to a particular program based on a funder’s interests and philanthropic goals. P R I N C I P A L

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“We are delighted to stand beside SPO and encourage you to do the same!”

– Allen C. Smith, President/CEO Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce

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n those rare moments SPO Concertmaster Sarah Johnson is not immersed in music, you can most likely find her in the garden. Sarah and her husband of 34 years, accomplished painter Jeremiah Miller, have trekked an enviable marriage path that blurs the boundaries of art and life. Their intertwined artistic life is as much influenced by the nature they have surrounded themselves with as it is nurtured. Sarah made her performing debut with the Minneapolis Symphony at the age of ten. Even as a young violinist, Sarah was motivated by a deeply rooted need to express herself with music. A child prodigy who made the rare successful transition to adult soloist, Sarah never wavered in her commitment to her art. The famed musicologist Nadia Boulanger once stated, “Only go into

Music if you would rather die than not do so.” Creating a life in music has been at the heart of every decision made by Sarah. Like any artist, Sarah made early choices that were sometimes economic, but that reality has been tempered by utilizing all the music options available. In Sarah’s words, “It couldn’t have been any other way for me.” When Sarah was in her late 20’s, she felt the need to expand her life outside of music. Looking for a challenge, she decided to learn to fly airplanes! With the same tenacity she had shown for her music, she took to the skies, earned her pilot’s ticket and as luck would have it, flew herself to South Carolina to start a new musical journey. Throughout this exceptional life in music, Sarah has had a parallel passion for teaching. When asked what still

excites and propels her as a musician, even after an international career of performance, she responds, “It’s hearing my students make a gorgeous sound or a beautiful heart-felt phrase, or watching them wake up to the joys of working hard and, over time, becoming accomplished.” When not in rehearsal or performance, Sarah lives with Jeremiah in their hand-made home on 13 acres of the lush Southeastern landscape. Music, art, and gardens all come together, underscoring the mantra she now continually returns to: Serenity Now. ~ Louise Fagan

Sarah Johnson is in her 12th year, serving as the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concertmaster. For a comprehensive listing of her credits, accomplishments, and accolades, visit: www.sarahjohnsonviolinist.com

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Mr. Raymond A. Dunleavy Dr. Thomas Moore DIRECTORS: Mrs. Louise B. Connell Mrs. Rachel S. Deems Dr. J. Sidney Fulmer* Mrs. Lark Gaskins Mrs. Lindsey D. Graham

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President Treasurer

DIRECTORS Secretary Board Committee Liaison

Mrs. Francie Little Mrs. Laura Allen Sullivan

Mr. Ben Burke Howell Mr. James W. Hudgens* Mrs. Robyn Hussa Farrell Mr. Max T. Hyde, Jr. Mrs. Kay Maddox

Mrs. Edith Molfenter Dr. Terry O. Pruitt Mrs. Donna Simpson Dr. Joella F. Utley* *Life Member

The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: chartered in 1949 - but with roots dating back to 1885 - the Music Foundation of Spartanburg serves as the presenting organization for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The Music Foundation presents over 30 events annually, reaching over 15,000 people in the Spartanburg community and surrounding counties. Vision Statement: the Music Foundation of Spartanburg is the community’s primary resource for meaningful live performances of classical and entertaining music. Mission Statement: the Music Foundation of Spartanburg enriches the community by presenting concerts by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra; providing entertaining musical initiatives and sponsoring educational outreach efforts.

STAFF Kathryn Boucher Peter B. Kay

Executive Director Director of Marketing & Operations, and Personnel Manager

Louise Fagan Robert Borden

Community Engagement Manager Orchestra Librarian

These programs are funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

http://spartanburgphilharmonic.org

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SPARTANBURG PHILHARMONIC ANNUAL FUND We gratefully acknowledge the following donors who made generous commitments to the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This list reflects gifts received July 2014 through December 2015.

B E N E F A C T O R

Mr. & Mrs. William Barnet III Mr. & Mrs. George Dean Johnson Jr.*

Dr. Joella Utley* Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Zimmerli* M A E S T R O

The Alfred Moore Foundation

$ 1 0 , 0 0 0 - $ 1 4 , 9 9 9

Mr. & Mrs. James Hudgens

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The Arkwright Foundation*

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Ms. Joan B. Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Roger Habisreutinger*

$ 2 , 5 0 0 - $ 4 , 9 9 9

Dr. & Mrs. Julian C. Josey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ellis Weisman* $ 1 , 0 0 0 - $ 2 , 4 9 9

Dr. Lois Ann Hesser & Mr. John Rungo Dr. & Mrs. David A. Holt Dr. Leslie W. Howard, Jr * Mr. Ben Burke Howell* Mrs. Joseph Hudson* Dr. Wilton Kanode* Dr. & Mrs. Louis Knoepp, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Kohler, Jr.* Dr. & Mrs. Ari Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Lindsay Little Mr. E.T. McLean* F E L L O W

Ms. Laura Allen & Mr. Roger Sullivan Ms. Karen E. Bjelland Mr. & Mrs. Jerome R. Cogdell Mr. & Mrs. Allen Daryl Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Tim Farrell

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Mr. & Mrs. Don Miles* Mr. & Mrs. Joe Molfenter * Dr. & Mrs. Tom Moore The Carlos Moseley Trust Mr. & Mrs. John R. Murphy* Ms. Thelma A. Powell Mr. & Mrs. S. Reel Robertson In Memory of Dr. W. Gordon Rodgers, Jr., M.D.* Mr. William Wilkinson & Mr. Robert K. Bellinger

$ 5 0 0 - $ 9 9 9

Dr. & Mrs. J. Sidney Fulmer Mr. & Mrs. Dean Gaskins Mr. & Mrs. Chad Graham Mr. & Mrs. Max Jent Ms. Ann Karegeannes P A T R O N

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Maddox Dr. & Mrs. Mark Monson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Traywick, II Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Zimmer

$ 1 5 0 - $ 4 9 9

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Walter Oates Dr. & Mrs. Nayef H. Samhat Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sereque M E M B E R

Ms. Cheryl S. Athey Ms. Cissy Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Charles Baxter Mr. John Bucher Dr. John Burchfield Dr. & Mrs. William W. Burns Ms. Marilyn A. Child Mrs. Louise B. Connell Ms. Patricia Cook Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cote Mr. Gardner G. Courson Mr. & Mrs. Rick Dent, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Fowler Ms. Angela Geter Mr. Gerald Ginocchio

$ 5 , 0 0 0 - $ 9 , 9 9 9

Mr. & Mrs. Scott and Sarah Ioannides Hartman

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Mr. & Mrs. David Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Henri Eschauzier Ms. Laura Henthorn Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Mezger

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lehner

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Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Baker* Mrs. Susan H. Baker* Dr. & Mrs. James E. Bradof* Mrs. Donna R. Cart* Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cogan* Mrs. Mary Alice Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Ken Deems Mrs. Betty Dunleavy Mr. & Mrs. Ray Dunleavy* Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Flynn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William U. Gunn

$ 1 5 , 0 0 0 +

Mr. & Mrs. John Supra Lee & Milton Vogelstein Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Wade Mrs. Ted Wagner

$ 5 0 - $ 1 4 9

Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Haas Ms. Sarah Johnson RADM & Mrs. Stephen Johnson Ms. Wallace Eppes Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Harold Joye Ms. Florine F. Lyles Mr. & Mrs. Dustin McCoy Mr. Gaines H. Mason, Jr. Ms. Mary Ann Miller Ms. Bonita Monson Mr. & Mrs. George Nixon Mrs. Elizabeth Orr Mr. & Mrs. Dwight F. Patterson, Jr. Ms. Becky Pennell Mrs. Kay Powell

Dr. Terry O. Pruitt Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schwartz Dr. & Mrs. Roland A. Stebbins Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Stokely Mr. & Mrs. David E. Tate Mr. Akira Terawaki Mr. Trace Theo Mrs. Martha I. Tiller Mrs. Charles Trevathan Mr. Arnold Tuttle Mr. & Mrs. Marshall T. Walsh Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Weeks Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Wynn, III *denotes Three Year Sustaining Pledge donors

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SPO GIVING SOCIETIES The JERRIE LUCKTENBERG CONCERTMASTER CHAIR ENDOWMENT

Dr. Jerrie Lucktenberg - former Concertmaster of the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, artist, pedagogue, and author - retired from her position during The Music Foundation’s 2002-2003 season. To help ensure the presentation of Spartanburg’s professional orchestra in our community, Dr. Lucktenberg made a generous gift of $50,000 towards the endowment of the Concertmaster Chair. With your help, The Music Foundation has matched this gift, fully endowing the chair as the Jerrie Lucktenberg Concertmaster Chair. We hope you will be inspired to follow Dr. Lucktenberg’s generous lead.

The HENRY JANIEC SOCIETY

The JOE ROY UTLEY LEGACY SOCIETY

The Henry Janiec Society was established in 2001 to honor the distinguished Dr. Henry Janiec - conductor, educator, and pianist. Dr. Janiec conducted the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra from 1952 to 1995 and served as Dean of the Converse College School of Music from 1967 to 1994. He also served as Director of the Brevard Music Center from 1964 to 1996. Members of the Henry Janiec Society have established permanently endowed chairs in the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra with a gift of $25,000 or more. These chairs and funds help guarantee the future of the Philharmonic.

We have created the Joe Roy Utley Legacy Society to provide a fund through which friends can make bequests in a number of different ways. The easiest method is an instruction in a Will to leave a specific dollar amount to The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. It is a simple matter to add a codicil to an existing Will, giving the direction to make a gift from your estate to the Society. Gifts may also be made by giving appreciated securities or other assets, by way of charitable trust, through gift of life insurance, or by gifts of retirement account assets.

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SPARTANBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Core Orchestra Members & Chair Sponsors AS O F DE C E M B E R , 2 0 1 5

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Sarah Johnson, Concertmaster

Ian Bracchitta, Principal

Brian Roberts, Principal

Allison Chetta Robin Els Tracy Ensley Adam Kapfhammer Sharon Kerr-Lawrence John Malloy Qian Zou

J. Bret Alford Jeff Stinson

Mr. & Mrs. George Dean Johnson Joanna Lebo, Assistant Concertmaster Mrs. Donna R. Cart

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cogan Brian Gencarelli, Assistant Principal Mr. & Mrs. Don Wildman

F LUT E & P I CCO LO Rhea Jacobus, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Joe Molfenter

Caroline Ulrich

Mrs. Susan H. Baker

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Jessica Sherer

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Bradof in honor of Dr. Joella F. Utley Dan Kirsop, Associate Principal Mr. & Mrs. John R. Murphy

Kenneth Frick Bruce Cox

T R O M B O NE Mark Britt, Principal Mr. Ben Burke Howell Wesley Lebo, Assistant Principal

Eric Henson

Mallory Hayes, Principal

Mr. E.T. McLean in memory of John Turnbull

Ardis Chetta

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lehner

Ann Buttimer

Laura Allen & Roger Sullivan

Jessica Martin Doug Merritt March Moody Michele Tate Emily Wait VI O L A

Travis Baird

Endowed by friends and family in honor of Wallace Eppes Johnson

Diana Maley Berti

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Dunleavy

John Conklin Caleb Cox Katy Martin C E L LO

Brenda Leonard, Principal

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Baker Kathy Foster, Assistant Principal Dr. Wilton Kanode

Christine Lee Eric Scheider

O B O E & E NGL I S H H O R N Ginny Metzger, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Roger Habisreutinger Kelly Vaneman, Associate Principal

Amanda LaBrecque Mary AllyeB Purtle, Principal Eng Hn

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John Holloway, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Don Miles

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Patrick Lowery, Principal

Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Kohler, Jr.

C L A R I NE T Karen Hill, Principal Dr. & Mrs. Louis Knoepp, Jr.

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Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hudson Matt McDaniel, Co-Principal Dr. Leslie W. Howard, Jr

Harry Hill, Jr.

Adena McDaniel, Co-Principal

Frank Watson, Principal

Del Burton

Rosalind Buda

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Dr. Lois Ann Hesser and Mr. John Rungo

Emily Waggoner, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lehner

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Anneka Zuehlke-King, Principal Mrs. Ysal Dulken

Christopher George

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ellis Weisman

Christina Cornell

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Monson

P I A NO & O R G A N Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin, Principal The Arkwright Foundation Brennan Szafron, Principal in memory of Dr. W. Gordon Rodgers, Jr.

Jeanette Schlimgen Bailey Slice Parker

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Side One: 1. Themes from 007

Side Two: arr. Calvin Custer

2. My Funny Valentine

Rodgers & Hart, arr. Chris Walden

1. Tango Tzigane, Jalousie

playing selections from the following list:

Manteca, Dizzy Gillespie A Love Medley Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Frank Loesser Up Jumped Spring, Freddie Hubbard Good News, Sammy Nestico You Made Me Love You, James Monaco The Way You Look Tonight, Kern & Fields You're the Life of the Party, Bob Mintzer

3. It Don’t Mean a Thing

Duke Ellington, arr. Chris Walden

Dreaming of the Masters 4. 101 Damnations 5. Prayer 6. Lower Neighbours

Jacob Gade

2. The Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble

Allan Gilliland

3. Misty

Errol Garner, arr. John Moody

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Pettis, Meyers, & Schoebel, arr. Kim Scharnberg


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ens Lindemann is hailed as one Doc Severinsen, Gerard Schwarz, Eiji both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith of the most celebrated soloists in Oue, and Jukka Pekka Saraste. Jens (Florida) International Trumpet his instrument’s history and was is helping to redefine the idea of the Competitions in 1992. Since then, he recently named “International concert artist by transcending stylistic has performed solos with orchestras Brass Personality of the Year” genres and the very stereotype of including, the London Symphony, (Brass Herald). Jens has played in his instrument by performing with Philadelphia, Beijing, Buenos Aires every major concert venue in the “impeccable attacks, agility and Chamber, Atlanta, Washington, world: from the Philharmonics of amazing smoothness” (The Clarin, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires). Montreal, Toronto, national Arts and Berlin to Tokyo’s Centre, Vancouver, Suntory Hall and even the Warsaw, Welsh Chamber, Great wall of China. His I Musici de Montreal, St. career has ranged from Louis, and Mostly Mozart appearing internationally at Lincoln Center. as an orchestral soloist, Heralded internationally performing at London’s as an outstanding artist, ‘Last Night of the Proms’, critics have stated: “He recording with the played with golden timbre Mormon Tabernacle Choir and virtuosic flair” (New to playing lead trumpet York Times)”, “a worldwith the renowned class talent” (Los Angeles Canadian Brass and a solo Times), “it was one of the Command Performance most memorable recitals for the Queen of England. in International Trumpet Jens has also won major Guild history” (ITG), awards ranging from “The trumpet is capable of being played with the “performed brilliantly Grammy and Juno virtuosity of a violin, the tenderness of the human voice in the North American nominations to winning and the stylistic flexibility of the piano. It allows me an premiere of Bernd Alois the prestigious Echo Zimmermann’s Concerto endless range of communication with audiences. ” Klassik in Germany as well with the Toronto as receiving an honorary - Jens Lindemann Symphony” (Toronto doctorate. Star), and “he gave the Classically trained at the renowned A prodigious talent, Jens Lindemann virtuoso highlight of the evening Juilliard School in New York, Jens’ performed as a soloist with with the Montreal Symphony”. proven ability to perform as a diverse orchestras and won accolades at artist places him at the front of a numerous festivals while still in his As one of the world’s most exciting new generation of musicians. He has teens. A prizewinner at numerous trumpet soloists, Los Angeles performed as soloist and recording competitions including the based Lindemann is internationally artist with classical stars such as Sir prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also endorsed by the Yamaha Corporation Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, placed first, by unanimous juries, at and performs exclusively on 24K gold plated trumpets. T HIS CON C E RT B ROU GH T TO YOU IN PART BY

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TISH ONEY

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ish Oney is a Blujazz recording artist, arranger, pianist, composer and Artistic Director of several internationally-touring productions including 'Divas and Masters of Jazz,' 'Tish Oney Swings Into Spring,' 'Jazz Seasons,' 'The Peggy Lee Project,' 'Beyond the Sea: Tish Oney's Big Band Excursion,' 'Tish Oney's Swingin' Christmas,' a jazz pops symphony show, and a holiday pops symphony show. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies and Performance at The University of Southern California's renowned Thornton School of Music. Oney is thrilled to be touring with her own small combo and solo shows as well as two symphony pops programs and a big band show written by Grammywinning arrangers Chris Walden and Bill Cunliffe. A mainstay in the Los Angeles and New York jazz scenes, Tish has been lauded in the 2008 book "Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" authored by jazz critic Scott Yanow. Oney's album, Dear Peg, earned international recognition in WHLI Radio's Top 50 Releases of 2009. This historically important album honors the songwriting achievements

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of vocal jazz icon Peggy Lee and features former members of Lee's band. Oney's solo album, Sweet Youth, also attained international airplay (on jazz, traditional pop and adult standard radio worldwide), and critical-acclaim, being named

broadcast concert recorded at Galen Center in Los Angeles: "We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song," along with Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, and Wynonna, emceed by Quincy Jones and produced by Phil Ramone, who personally congratulated her after the concert saying: "The future of this music is in very good hands..." In 2009, Tish embarked on a national tour following the release of Dear Peg, and continues to appear worldwide as a touring performer and recording artist. Tish has headlined at Earshot Jazz Festival (Kirkland, WA), The Dennis Bono Show at Sam's Town Casino (Las Vegas, NV), Syracuse Jazzfest (Syracuse, NY), Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts (Schaumburg, IL), The Glen Ridge Performing Arts Center (Sarasota, FL), and many others.

among the Top 5 Vocal Jazz Albums of 2011 by AllMusic.com's jazz writer Michael G. Nastos. Tish was featured as a big band/ symphonic vocalist in the 2007 PBS-

She continues to actively record, compose, arrange, teach master classes, and appear worldwide as a soloist in both jazz and classical circles. Her diverse artistic talents combine to form an outstanding vocal artist with exceptional technique, improvisational skill, and expertise.

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ne of Canada’s busiest composers, Allan Gilliland has written music for solo instruments, orchestra, choir, brass quintet, wind ensemble, big band, film, television and theatre. His music has been performed and broadcast by ensembles around the world including: the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Canadian Brass, Camerata Romeau(Havana) Pro Coro Canada, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Edinburgh String Quartet and the brass section of the New York Philharmonic. My “Dreaming” series arose from a desire to combine my experience as an orchestral composer with my background as a jazz player. I wanted to write a series of Jazz Concertos for soloists who were comfortable in both classical and jazz idioms. Each concerto would be inspired by the jazz greats of the instrument I was writing for and though fully notated, would allow the player to improvise. Dreaming of the Masters I was a clarinet concerto written for James

Campbell, and Dreaming of the Masters II was a piano concerto written for William Eddins. Dreaming III isn’t as clear-cut as the rest. The obvious choices would have been a concerto inspired by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but I think because I’m a trumpet player myself, it seemed too obvious. The piece is really more of an homage to the trumpet in popular music rather than any real individuals. Also, because I know Jens’s playing so well, I really wanted to write a piece that was tailer-made for him. The three movements are titled: 101 Damnnations, Prayer, and Lower Neighbours. The first movement pays homage to the trumpet in jazz starting with a slow New Orleans blues that moves into a 1940's style big band swing. The inspiration for the second movement came from the fact that Jens is such a beautiful flugelhorn player. It starts and ends with cadenza-like statements

surrounded by colorful orchestration. The middle section is a slow groove that allows Jens to improvise. The last movement is a tribute to the Spanish/ Latin tradition of the trumpet. I like to think of it as Herbert L. Clarke meets Tito Puente. The title refers to both the melodic gestures played by the cornet; this virtuosic section contains many upper and lower neighbor notes, as well as the fact that Latin music comes from our neighbors to the south. www.allangilliland.com

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The new Espresso Series is a set of entertaining, one-hour chamber concerts that offer delightful blends of old and new classical music. Enjoy the satisfyingly rich works of the masters paired with a fresh piece by a regional composer.

Programme Bethena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Joplin Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Billings American Hymn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Schuman Colchester Fantasy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Ewazen î‚ťe Easy Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Joplin Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilke Renwick

Players Brian Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet Kenneth Frick . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet Anneka Zuehlke-King . . . . . . . . Horn Mark Britt . . . . . . . . . . . . Trombone John Holloway . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuba

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support New Music. Treefalls strives to transform current opinion of concert hall music – if only a little – and inspire a new generation of composers and performers in the community. This season, the SPO will partner with Treefalls to realize new, original

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from Spain to the Americas

A LATIN FLAVOR Side One:

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Joaquín Rodrigo

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Sinfonietta no. 1, in Memory of Mozart 4. Allegro giusto 5. Andante non troppo 6. Andantino

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Concierto de Aranjuez 1. Allegro con spirito 2. Adagio 3. Allegro gentile

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Manuel de Falla

The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite no. 1 4. Afternoon 5. Dance of the Miller's Wife 6. The Corregidor 7. The Grapes

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he opera Don Giovanni, set in in the town of Sevilla, Spain, was described by the great composers, Rossini, Gounod, and Wagner as the greatest opera ever composed. This two-act work was first performed in Prague, October 29, 1787. The day before the premier was a day of celebration in anticipation of the opening, with partying and music playing. However a portion of the opera had yet to be written! The overture was in Mozart’s head but was not yet on paper and had not yet been rehearsed by the musicians. Mozart partied as much as anyone that day but at the insistence of his friends he finally went to his room to begin transcribing the overture. A little sleepy from “punch” he had his wife Constanze sit beside him

talking to him to keep him awake. Mozart had the ability to write music quickly and, as Constanze chattered on, he wrote until three o’clock in the morning. At this point he could go no further, falling asleep until five o’clock. He then scribbled furiously finishing by seven and sent the manuscript to the copyist. The evening of the premier saw a great gathering of people including ladies and their escorts beautifully decked out. Also filling the galleries were the good towns people, and even the evil smelling hoards of poor but true Bohemians who came to hear this new opera. The orchestra took their places

shortly before seven and the hushed crowd waited for the conductor. Twenty or so minutes passed before a side door opened, not to admit Mozart, but a young boy bringing the freshly copied manuscripts, ink still wet, distributing them to the players who saw the music for the first time. The house was moved with (continued, p.28)

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razilian–born composer Heitor Villa-Lobos showed considerable musical talent as a youth. His father, an amateur musician, gave Heitor his first music lessons on the viola and the cello. After his father’s death when Villa-Lobos was but eleven, the youth supported himself playing guitar and cello in theaters and restaurants. He had some private lessons and some brief attempts at

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formal study at a conservatory, but he dropped out of school and was largely self-taught as a composer. In his youth, he was unorthodox in his style. Yet over his lifetime, Villa-Lobos became recognized as one of South America’s most important composers. In 1916, at the beginning of his career, Villa-Lobos composed his Sinfonietta No. 1, dedicated to (continued, p.28)

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MOZART (continued) enthusiasm as the overture subsided, but applause waited as the overture proceeded abruptly into the first act. Wolfgang is said to have winked at the Konzertmeister and whispered from the side of his mouth, “A good many notes fell under the desks … but it went off damn well, just the same.” The overture begins solemnly with strains that accompany the later appearance of the stone guest in the last scene of the opera. These thirty measures in a minor key suddenly break into a sunny major key and continue briskly leading, without a break, into the opening scene. Don Giovanni has been in the repertoire of established opera houses for almost two hundred years, its only rival being Mozart’s Figaro. These two operas are performed at least every month of the year somewhere in the world. ~ Joella Utley

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VILLA-LOBOS (continued) the memory of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This three-movement work is based on themes of Mozart’s music. In the first and third movements, the themes are refined and delicate, suggesting the European aristocratic elegance of the 18th century. Toward the end of the first movement, a slow beat on the timpani brings us to the middle movement, mysterious and dark, resembling a funereal dirge, perhaps in remembrance of the great Classical composer. It is thought that the work was meant to describe the conflict between two cultures, represented by the prejudices and rules of the Classical age, and the temperament of the free, spontaneous artist, independent of preset models. This in fact would have summarized the basic musical philosophy of Heitor Villa-Lobos himself.

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panish composer and pianist Joaquín Rodrigo was born on St. Cecilia’s Day, the patron saint of music. At the age of three, he lost his sight as a result off an epidemic of diphtheria. He later affirmed that this undoubtedly led to his vocation in music. He began the study of music as a child and was composing in his teens. He wrote all of his works in braille, dictating them later to a copyist. Rodrigo studied in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique and later at the Paris Conservatorie and at the Sorbonne. Upon returning to Spain in 1939, he became Professor of History of Music at the Complutense University of Madrid, head of Music Broadcasts for Spanish

Radio, music critic for several newspapers, and head of the Artistic Section of the Spanish National Organization for the Blind. During his years in France, Rodrigo wrote the Concierto de Aranjuez at the instigation of his friend, guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza, to whom it is dedicated. Shortly after Rodrigo and his wife, pianist Victoria Kamhi, returned to Spain he conducted the premiere with the Barcelona Philharmonic. It was an instant success and made the composer famous overnight.

As Rodrigo described: “The Concierto de Aranjuez takes its title from the famous royal summer residence of the Bourbon kings…. Its music seems to bring to life the essence of an 18thcentury court, where the perfume (continued, p.30)

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anuel de Falla was recognized as a gifted child in music. He received excellent training, first from his mother, and later form private teachers in Cadiz, Spain. At a concert in Cadiz de Falla heard his first orchestral concert, which included a Beethoven symphony. He later said that his life as a musician began with hearing this symphony. His studies moved Manuel de Falla 1876 - 1 94 6

him to the Madrid Conservatory where his professor, Felipe Pedrell, eminent Spanish musicologist, composer, and proponent of ancient traditional Spanish music, cultivated his interest in Spanish composers and the use of Spanish folk song and dance as a basis of his composing. De Falla’s composition The ThreeCornered Hat was first intended (continued, p.31)

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RODRIGO (continued) magnolias, the song of birds, and the whisper of fountains linger in the lovely gardens of Aranjuez. … [It] is meant to sound like the hidden breeze that stirs the treetops in the parks. Composing a guitar concerto brings the challenge of balance between the gentle tones of the guitar and the full sound of the orchestra. Rodrigo solved this problem by paring solo instruments with the guitar and using the full orchestra when the guitar is not playing.

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The first and last movements of this work contain rhythms reminiscent of the fandango and folklore of Spain. Yet this concerto is best known for its melancholy middle movement, the Adagio. Here the melody is inspired by both happiness and tragedy. Happiness comes with memory of Rodrigo and Victoria’s honeymoon while sadness expresses his anguish after the miscarriage of their first child and his wife’s dangerous illness. This movement has been arranged for many other solo instruments. The Adagio was adapted by Miles Davis in 1960 and has become a jazz standard.

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DE FALLA (continued) for a pantomime entitled The Corregidor and the Miller’s Wife. The story is about a Miller and his beautiful young wife dodging the ludicrous amorous advances of a pompous magistrate (the Corregidor) who wore a three-cornered hat as a symbol of status. The music, based on dances of Spain, is in two acts: Suite 1 and Suite 2. Following the Introduction of Suite 1, the scene is cast as “Afternoon” in which we hear two dances in the form of the Fandango. These are entitled “Dance of the Miller’s Wife” and “The Grapes.” This music, written during World War I and scored for small chamber orchestra, was first performed in 1916. Serge Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballet Russe, suggested changes to create a ballet and had Pablo Picasso design the costumes and the scenery. Ballet Russe gave the first performance in London on July 23, 1919. ~ Joella Utley

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here are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. But to Romero, his most important contribution has been reaching the common man. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.

By age seven, Pepe set foot on the concert stage for the first time, at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Sevilla. And now, more than fifty years later, he continues to mesmerize audiences throughout the world. During that

But this gift did not just appear out of nowhere. Pepe is the second son of one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived—Celedonio Romero. And he is brother to two more musical phenoms— Celin and Angel Romero. But perhaps we should start at the beginning... Pepe was born in Málaga, Spain, in 1944. In those days, following the devastating Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and during the Second World War, Spain was in desperate economic straits. Basic survival was the primary challenge. Yet, in spite of this, Celedonio Romero and his remarkable wife, Angelita, instilled in all three of their children a love of music that transcended the profound misery surrounding them.

time, he has given literally thousands of concerts worldwide, many with the remarkable Romero Quartet, and many as a solo instrumentalist. He has worked with almost every major conductor alive, and has to his credit more than 60 recordings (among which are 20 concerto recordings with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-

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Fields, with both Neville Marriner and Iona Brown). Pepe Romero has premiered works by some of the finest composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Lorenzo Palomo, Padre Francisco de Madina, Paul Chihara, Enrique Diemecke, Ernesto Cordero, and, most poignantly, Celedonio Romero, have written compositions for Pepe. Always a champion of music by composers in earlier periods of music history, he has also delved into rare archives to re-explore lost pieces by Fernando Sor, Mauro Giuliani, Francesco Molino, Ferdinando Carulli, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Luigi Boccherini, and others. In 1992, Pepe Romero performed on a groundbreaking laser disc of the Concierto de Aranjuez with Neville Marriner and the Academy of St-Martinin-the-Fields. He played a prominent role in the major film documentary Shadows and Light: Joaquin Rodrigo at 90, which received numerous plaudits worldwide (including the Chicago International Film Festival, International Emmy Awards, and San Francisco International Film Festival). Maestro Romero's many accomplishments include the world


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premiere of Rodrigo´s Concierto andaluz (with the entire Romero Guitar Quartet). Pepe Romero has performed (by himself and with his family) at the White House, the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, for HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain, and Queen Beatrice of Holland. He has been a special guest at music festivals in Salzburg, Israel, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhin Festival, Osaka, Granada, Istanbul, Ravinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, and Saratoga, among many others. Pepe Romero has always felt, along with his father and brothers, that the sharing of one's art is a personal responsibility.

Mr. Romero has served as Professor of Guitar at the University of Southern California, University of California at San Diego, Southern Methodist University, and the University of San Diego. He has conducted master classes at the Salzburg Summer Academy, Córdoba Guitar Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. In 2004 he was appointed Distinguished Artist in Residence at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. Pepe Romero holds an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. In June 1996, he received the "Premio Andalucía de la Música," the highest recognition given by his native land for his contribution to the arts. In

addition, His Majesty, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, has knighted Pepe and his brothers into the Order of "Isabel la Católica." A biographical documentary about the Romeros appeared on PBS in 2001 entitled "Los Romeros, the Royal Family of the Guitar." Following this production, German television released another brilliant documentary about the Romeros entitled ¨Los Romeros, the Dynasty of the Guitar." In 2007, the Romeros received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy, producers of the Grammy Awards, for their significant contributions to the music world and professional career achievements. www.PepeRomero.com

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So important is this collection that it has inspired a FIVE volume encyclopedic overview of the history of trumpet-type instruments. Sabine Klaus, Professor of Music at the National Music Museum, University of South Dakota, also holds the position of the 'Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Curator of Brass Instruments'. It is Klaus who is writing 'Trumpets and other High Brass: a History Inspired by the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection'. Volumes I & II have been published to great acclaim; the third volume is almost ready for print. According to the National Music Museum, “the Utley Collection demonstrates the evolution of the trumpet and related brasses over a span of three hundred

years.� When the decision was made to collaborate with the National Music Museum, Professor Klaus lived in the Utley guest house for several years, working methodically to detail each instrument's unique pedigree. Their story of collecting began early in their marriage. Joe played trumpet throughout his schooling, his deep interest developing throughout his college years. In fact, his first trumpet sits proudly amongst the most rare of the instruments. For the Utley's the value of the pieces is as much about the stories behind them as their rarity or refinement. Whether made from silver or brass, ivory or wood wrapped in leather, each trumpet evokes a memory of a brass instrument maker, a player or a trip for the sole purpose of acquiring a particular piece. When their collection began reaching the triple digits, Joella, an accomplished pianist, gently informed her husband that if there were going to be more instruments in the home, she was going to be getting another piano!


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It is rare to be a passionate collector, but it is extraordinary to also be so generous with the one of a kind pieces. The Utley's have graciously welcomed students and scholars alike to view, and for some lucky musicians, play the trumpets. Now, the National Music Museum has catalogued and curated the collection with a selection of the instruments on display on the first floor of the National Music Museum. Yet even with this national recognition, Joella Utley’s commitment to making their collection accessible to music enthusiasts has not wavered. Joella Utley is a Spartanburg resident making an impact locally and nationally. A treasured friend of the Philharmonic whose music knowledge greatly enhances the performance experience through her detailed concert notes. As Co-Chair of the Music Director Search Committee, Dr. Joella Utley continues her behind the scenes support ensuring a bright future for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the rich cultural life of our community. ~ Louise Fagan

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The 2016 Link Up concert has been generously sponsored by Duke Energy. These funds provided the support required for the SPO to provide three free concerts for over 3600 students and enabled the schools to fuel 84 school buses.

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very 4th grade student in Spartanburg County Schools is given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and/or play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert. This is the ultimate collaboration and 38

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partnership of community, teachers, schools, students and the orchestra. High Quality Curriculum Materials are provided free of charge by Carnegie to each participating student and teacher. Staff development webinars are offered to every teacher that includes program information, instructional plans, and now even assessments that outline and document growth over time with musical skills and literacy are available. The schools provide transportation to and from the concert, purchase recorders for the students, provide substitutes to enable the music teacher to attend the concert with his/her students and their teachers.

The music teachers provide their expertise in providing high quality instruction to prepare students on the music to be performed and attend staff development through the webinars offered by Carnegie and by master teachers and orchestra members during county wide inservice opportunities here at home, many as volunteers who believe in this program. SPO provides the musicians, performers, venue, and hosts for the concert and necessary rehearsals. Orchestra members and Sarah makes visits to the schools to work directly with the students during the preparation process connecting with students on a personal and musical level throughout the school year.


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The Music Foundation of Spartanburg is dedicated to enriching the Spartanburg community through performance of classical music both for entertainment and educational outreach. Live concert performances are out of reach for many Spartanburg County elementary age children and their families. According to the United States census bureau, 17.9% of our neighbors live below the poverty line. The various music education initiatives between the SPO and schools provides an extraordinary experience that influences beyond years of direct participation. Numerous studies examine the link between arts learning experiences, academic achievement and social development including: language, mathematics, thinking, motivation. Also a strong relationship between arts learning and college readiness is prevalent. Specifically, the LINK UP program connects to the South Carolina education standards in the following ways: • Technical skill development necessary to become capable consumers • Basic literacy skills emphasis • Increase in aural awareness, refine aesthetic perception, and respond to music with informed judgments • Demonstrate knowledge of history and culture • Teamwork • Career Options • Understand the impact of the arts upon the state, national and global economies For more information about the SPO's education initiatives, please visit our website spartanburgphilharmonic.org. Further data supporting the importance of arts education can be found in the State of South Carolina Annual School Report Card: https://ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/ ~ Louise Fagan

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United Arts Fund Donors July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015

Thank you to the businesses and individuals who participated in the 2014-15 United Arts Fund Campaign. We truly appreciate Greater Spartanburg’s support of one of our most treasured resources, Chapman Cultural Center and the arts, sciences, history and humanities here and throughout our community. Corporate Donors Public Grants City of Spartanburg County of Spartanburg South Carolina Arts Commission Founders’ Circle American Credit Acceptance, LLC Bank of America - Spartanburg BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC Duke Energy Foundation Inman-Riverdale Foundation J M Smith Foundation Milliken Foundation OTO Development Phifer Johnson Foundation Romill Foundation Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Wells Fargo Foundation President’s Circle Coca-Cola Bottling Company Denny’s Corp. JM Smith Corporation Johnson Development Associates McAbee,Schwartz,Halliday and Co. Metromont Corporation Sew Eurodrive, Inc. TD Charitable Foundation Pacesetter Advance America Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Budweiser of Spartanburg Contec, Inc. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Knights Apparel, Inc. Kohler Company Marriott at Renaissance Park Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Security Finance Corp. Southern States Packaging Co. SunTrust Bank Target Corporate Offices William Barnet & Son, LLC World Acceptance Corporation WSPA TV Leader BB&T Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Young & Company Blackwood Associates Inc. Duer/Carolina Coil, Inc. Costco Leigh Fibers Inc. Martex Fiber Southern Corp Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, L.L.P. Polydeck Screen Corp Publix Supermarket Charities

Pure Barre Corporation Southern Printing Spartanburg County Foundation The Palmetto Bank Vic Bailey Ford, Inc. Waldrop Inc Walmart Supercenter #1281 Eastside White’s Pine Street Exxon Young Office Supply Zimmer America Corporation Patron National Bank of South Carolina Partner Carolina Alliance Bank Colonial Trust Company CWS Insurance Agency Inc. George Johnson Insurance, Inc. Hodge Floors Johnson Smith Hibbard and Wildman QuikTrip Corporation Sam’s Wholesale The Piedmont Club Supporter Atchison Transportation Services ComFab Inc. Jeff Horton Insurance, Inc. McCutchen Engineering Assoc, PC McMillan Pazdan Smith Mezger, Inc. Performance Payroll Price’s Store for Men Stone Lighting The Merit Group/Lancaster Associate Carey Moving and Storage, Inc. Comfort Keepers Gatti’s Pizza Hilldrup Moving & Storage IBM Matching Grants Program Law Insurance Agency Marko Chemical Inc. Mon Amie Morning Cafe Papa’s Development Corporation QCS, Inc. Sage Automotive Interiors Friend Amazon Smiles Choice Chiropractic & Wellness Care Girls for Steam Hayssen Sandiacre Hyde Law Firm, P.A. M & R Granite Co. Inc. Nash Electric Supply North American Flags Riffenburg Insurance Services, LLC The Duke Energy Foundation Matching Gifts

Individual Donors Founders’ Circle Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy I. Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. George Dean Johnson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Kohler, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Nederostek President’s Circle Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Allen Mr. & Mrs. William Barnet III Mrs. Elizabeth S. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Montgomery, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrick O’Shaughnessy Mr. & Mrs. Peter Weisman Pacesetter Dr. & Mrs. Scott B. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Bradshaw Mrs. Donna Cart Ms. Beth C. Cecil Mr. & Mrs. T. Alexander Evins Ms. Sarah Chapman Jackson Mr. & Mrs. William Lowndes III Mr. & Mrs. Barry B. McNaughton Mr. & Mrs. John D. Montgomery Mrs. Anne Porcher Perrin Leader Dr. & Mrs. G. Ashley Allen Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell H. Allen Dr. Thomas Ashley & Dr. Juliette Saad Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Atkins Mr. & Mrs. William E. Bagwell Mr. & Mrs. Vollie C. Bailey, Jr. Mr. W. D. Bain, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John P. Barber Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Barnet Mr. & Mrs. Bert Dixon Barre Mr. & Mrs. John E. Bauknight IV Mr. Kyle Riser & Ms. Virginia Benintende Mr. & Mrs. Glen B Boggs II Dr. & Mrs. James E. Bradof Mr. & Mrs. George Brandt III Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Brannon Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Brice II Mrs. Mellnee G. Buchheit Mr. & Mrs. William H. Burton III Dr. & Mrs. Henry Frederick Butehorn III Dr. & Mrs. Louis Buttino Dr. & Mrs. B. Brant Bynum Mr. & Mrs. William A. Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. Ernest Camp III Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Cannon Mr. & Mrs. Harold McMillan Cannon Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Cash Ms. Kathleen M. Cates Mr. & Mrs. MacFarlane L. Cates, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Cam Cecil Mr. Douglas M. Cecil & Dr. Julie J. Cecil Mr. & Mrs. Randall K. Chambers Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Foster Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Norman H. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Chapman III Mr. & Mrs. Jerry A. Cogan, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Coker The Honorable & Mrs. J. Derham Cole, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Justin Converse Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Cornelson Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Cote’ Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Couch Mr. & Mrs. Julian Crawford Mr. & Mrs. E. Dixon Crenshaw, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Marion Crowley Mrs. Nancy Rainey Crowley Mrs. Earlene G. Cyrill Mr. Frederick B. Dent, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Chris A. Dorrance Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Dunleavy Angelina Painter Eschauzier Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Falatok Dr. & Mrs. John S. Featherston Mr. Michael Ferguson Dr. Elizabeth A. Fleming & Mr. Edward I. Weisiger, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. Gordon Floyd Mr. & Mrs. W. Russel Floyd Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence E. Flynn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Caleb C. Fort Ms. Elaine T. Freeman Mr. & Mrs. H. Laurence Fritz, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. J. Sidney Fulmer, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James S. Fulmer, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John W. Gandy Mr. Jimmy N. Gibson & Dr. Karen M. Czuba-Gibson Ms. Joan Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Barney G. Gosnell Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Grier Mr. James H. Grier Mr. & Mrs. John D. Groves Mr. & Mrs. Roger Habisreutinger Mr. Steven A. Hairfield Mr. & Mrs. Troy M. Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Hannah, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. John A. Harrill, Jr. Miss Elisabeth E. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. J. Howard Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Rick M. Higgins Mr. William C. Hightower & Dr. Mary Lou S. Hightower Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Holmes, M.D. Dr. Leslie W. Howard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hrubala Mr. & Mrs. James W. Hudgens Mrs. Elsa P. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. James D. Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Henry Jackson Dr. Henry J. Janiec Mr. & Mrs. David G. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Geordy Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stewart H. Johnson, Sr. Ms. Wallace Eppes Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Julian C. Josey, Jr. Dr. Joseph Kavanagh & Dr. Julie Kavanagh Dr. & Mrs. John E. Keith, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Wood N. Lay Dr. & Mrs. W. Brownlee Lowry Mr. & Mrs. William Alan Lyles Mr. & Mrs. Jason C. Lynch Mrs. Nancy T. Lyon

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mabry Mr. Zerno E. Martin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Mayrose Mr. & Mrs. John S. McBride, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. McDaniel Mrs. Sonia B. McDuffie Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. McMeekin Mr. Stanford McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Menard Don & Mary Miles Mr. & Mrs. D. Byrd Miller III Mr. Scott K. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. William H. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mize Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Montgomery IV Mr. & Mrs. William James Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Douglas B. Nash Mr. & Mrs. George Nixon Joy & Walter Oates Mrs. William W. Old III Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Parrott Mrs. Thomas P. Pennell Mr. & Mrs. Craig M. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. John S. Poole Mr. & Mrs. L. Perrin Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman F. Pulliam, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John F. Renfro, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Richardson V Dr. & Mrs. Regis H. Robe Mr. & Mrs. C. Leslie Roberson Mr. & Mrs. Randy Romberger Dr. & Mrs. Nayef Samhat Mr. & Mrs. G. Garrett Scott Mrs. Prudence S. Scott Dr. & Mrs. Peter A. Sereque Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Siegel Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Ron G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Roland A. Stebbins Mr. & Mrs. Hank J. Steinberg Mr. George E. Stone Mr. David E. Tate Mr. & Mrs. George C. Todd, Jr. Dr. Joella F. Utley Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Vallarino Mrs. Barbara Wade Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Wade Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin R. Wall Mr. & Mrs. John T. Wardlaw Mr. & Mrs. William M. Webster IV Dr. Charles White & Ms. Ruth Cate Mr. & Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas D. White, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Wildman Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin S. Willard Mr. & Mrs. William G. Willard III Mr. & Mrs. James C. Wilson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald P. Woodward Dr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Yeatman Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Young Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Young III Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Zimmerli Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Zimmerli

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PATRON INFORMATION RESTROOMS are located off of the first

S E ATIN G: For the listening pleasure of our audiences, late arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers will be seated at the first appropriate pause in the program. Additionally, those patrons who must leave prior to the end of the performance are asked to leave only between selections if at all possible.

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TIC KE T D ONATI ON : We are unable to issue refunds for unused tickets. However, if you are unable to attend a concert, we encourage you to donate your tickets. When you donate your tickets to the SPO, you not only receive a donation tax receipt, but you also share your seat with another music lover. If you would like to give in this way, please notify our ticket office at least 24 hours prior to the performance.

IN CA S E O F E ME RGE NCY: Prior to the performance, we request that you familiarize yourself with the locations of all exits in case of an emergency. If the power to the building should be interrupted for any reason, our generator will begin within 10 seconds for lighting. CA ME RA S , CE L L P HONES, RE CO RDE RS , WATCH ALARMS, & S IMIL A R DE V ICE S : To ensure a quality

experience for everyone, the use of flashphotography or video/audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. Patrons are asked to turn off or mute (not just turn to vibrate) all personal electronic devices prior to the performance.

If a concert is canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather, a tax letter will be provided for any ticket returned within 24 hours after the original concert date. SEATING : Twichell Auditorium uses a

reserved seating system, so please keep your ticket with you at all times to verify section and seat specifics should there be any confusion. Chapman Cultural Center Theatre uses a general admission system and does not reserve seating.

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