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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 • 7:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 • 3:00PM STREAMED This concert will be closed captioned.



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The Missoula Symphony Association Presents

Julia tai, Music Director ValEriE MuZZolini, Harp Friday, April 9, 7:30 P�M� & Sunday, April 11, 3:00 P�M� 66th Season, 2020-2021


Serenade for 13 Winds, Op� 7 Missoula Symphony Wind Ensemble


Danse sacrée et Danse profane Valerie Muzzolini, harp Missoula Symphony String Orchestra


Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, Op� 39

arr� for strings by Bob D� Litterell

FaurÉ arr� David Baldwin


Valerie Muzzolini, harp Missoula Symphony String Orchestra Pavane, Op� 50 Missoula Symphony Brass Quintet Serenade No� 1 for String Orchestra, Op� 22 I� Moderato II� Tempo di Valse III� Scherzo IV� Larghetto V� Finale Missoula Symphony String Orchestra

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contents Music Director�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 President’s Message��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Executive Director’s Message � ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Missoula Symphony Orchestra������������������������������������������������������������������ 10 Missoula Symphony Chamber Orchestra������������������������������������������������ 11 Program Notes���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 KUFM Broadcast������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15 Montana Suzuki Institute���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17 Missoula Symphony Association � �������������������������������������������������������������� 18 Business Contributors��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24 Concert Sponsors � ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Scholarship Fund� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26

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Julia Tai Music Director Praised by the Seattle Times as “poised yet passionate,” Julia Tai is one of today’s most dynamic young conductors on the international stage. Currently, she is the Music Director of Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Co-Artistic Director of the Seattle Modern Orchestra. Her career has led to acclaimed performances and rehearsals with the American Youth Symphony, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic), Brandenburger Symphoniker (Germany), Estonian National Youth Symphony (Estonia), New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (Mexico), Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Charlos Chávez (Mexico), and the Seattle Symphony. Ms Tai has established a reputation for her creative programming and community partnerships. She has increased the esteem of her orchestras by elevating their artistic output, commissioning new works by renowned composers, and serving diverse communities. In 2017, in collaboration with Finlandia Foundation, Philharmonia Northwest celebrated Finland’s centennial by presenting Finland 100 at Benaroya Hall, featuring three generations of Finnish composers. The concert was attended by Finland’s ambassador to the U.S. from Washington D.C. The orchestra has co-commissioned new works by PDQ Bach (Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra), Mexican composer Osvaldo Mendoza (Three Mexican Portraits), Chinese-American composer Dorothy Chang (Gateways – Concerto for Erhu and Piano), and Sheila Silver (Being in Life – Concerto for French horn and Alpenhorn, 5 Tibetan singing bowls, and string orchestra). Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms Tai began her violin studies at age four and piano at eight. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she was awarded “Outstanding Graduate” in 2004. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Washington.


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president’s message Jim Valeo The last time the Missoula Symphony Orchestra played a Masterworks Concert in the Dennison Theatre was March 1, 2020. Since then, we have had two Masterworks concerts at the ranch, all streamed. Holiday Pops and other events involving the orchestra have also been streamed. We haven’t missed a beat, most recently with Julia Tai, our new Music Director. Now, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, while not yet at a full complement of musicians because of indoor numbers restrictions, is back in the theatre for a Masterworks Concert after over a year. We will still be streaming, at least for this and the final concert of the ’20-’21 season. More about next season as conditions evolve, but we expect to continue to deliver a full complement of events to you. Through all of this, the one constant has been the support of our patrons and donors. Season ticket sales were excellent for this season. Our annual and year end campaigns were records. Our season sponsor, the Good Food Store, and all of our concert sponsors continue their support. Those things, coupled with the opportunity to participate in several government sponsored grant programs, find us in sound financial condition. The MSA is healthy and functional and for that we thank all of you.

J i m Va l e o President, Missoula Symphony Association

Executive Director’s Message Jo May Salonen Hello and thank you for joining us for Harp and Soul. This concert features the first guest artist of our virtual season, Valerie Muzzolini, who is the principal harp for the Seattle Symphony. She is performing works from Gabriel Pierne and Claude Debussy which are absolutely beautiful to behold. I’d like to echo Jim’s gratitude to all of you for your dedication to the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale this season. We recognize it’s been different and at times, challenging, but it has been our sincere pleasure to present a season for you and keep our musicians playing. I often say our season has been remarkable because our community is remarkable! We are busy looking ahead to next season and believe that we have turned a corner with the pandemic. Details are coming together and just as soon as we can share them with you, we will! Again, on behalf of all of us at the Missoula Symphony Association – thank you, thank you!

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Julia tai, Music Director Music Director’s Chair sponsored by Rick & Diana Nash FIRST VIOLIN Margaret Nichols Baldridge, concertmaster Chair sponsored by Janet & Harry Haines Loy Koch, associate concertmaster Chair sponsored by Gerald & Sharon Marks Madeleine McKelvey, acting assistant concertmaster Janet Allison Camas Allison-Bunnell Peter Dayton Wes Douglas Tasha Fain Suzanne Hartzell Linda Lacey Nancy Lofgren Kohler Edwin Mellander Emily Rogers+ SECOND VIOLIN Kira Lee, acting principal Chair sponsored by Laura Patterson Pam Hillygus, associate principal Natalie Grieco, assistant principal Ken Ballinger Anneliese Broman Claudia Christensen Anna Elbon Patricia Forsberg Jeanne Hargett Will Hunt Julie Lacey Maddi Ogle Patrick Shannon VIOLA Colleen Hunter, principal Chair sponsored by Mary Ann & Robert Moseley Martha Ballard Thayer, assistant principal Chair sponsored by Robert & Carol Seim Jodi Allison-Bunnell Leslie Collins-Rose Bayley Ginnaty+ Kathryn Mellander Lea Tonnere+ Christine Wallace Richard Wells Ryan Zoanni+


CELLO Adam Collins, principal Chair sponsored by Dan & Sophia Lambros Christine Sopko, assistant principal Chair sponsored by Louisa & Paul Axelrod Susan Anderson Jessica Catron Joan Chesebro Dawn Douglass David Harmsworth+ Sage Johns Tait Kuchenbrod Jayla Mitchell+ DOUBLE BASS Ryan Davis, acting principal Chair sponsored by Richard & Alice Dailey Martha Ilgenfritz William James Dillon Johns Michael Johns Thomas Sciple Nicholas Timmerhoff FLUTE Jennifer Cooper & Joanna Martin Berg, co-principals Chair sponsored by Laura & Mark Haythornthwaite Julia Vasquez PICCOLO Julia Vasquez OBOE Susi Stipich, principal Chair sponsored by Jennifer & Ben Yonce Olivia Adams

HORN Zachary Cooper, principal Jason Barkley Daniel Lande Robert B� Green TRUMPET Brendan McGlynn, principal Chair sponsored by Ann & Tom Boone James Smart TROMBONE Rob Tapper, principal Chair sponsored by Frank & Maggie Allen Tomi Kent Chris Porter TUBA Benedict Kirby, principal TIMPANI Robert LedBetter, principal Chair sponsored by Michael & Traci Punke PERCUSSION Samuel McKenzie, assistant principal Joe Nickell Rosie Cerquone HARP Peggy Young, principal Chair sponsored by Maria & Peter van Loben Sels PIANO Christopher Hahn, principal Chair sponsored by Twila Wolfe Librarian Suzanne Hartzell

ENGLISH HORN Jennifer Gookin Cavanaugh, principal Chair sponsored by Jo May & Brian Salonen

Personnel Manager Susi Stipich

CLARINET Christopher Kirkpatrick, principal Chair sponsored by Sue & John Talbot Polly Huppert

*Members of the string sections are listed alphabetically� Seating is rotated for each concert� +Missoula Symphony Scholarship Recipients

BASSOON Alicia L� McLean-Brischli, principal Chair sponsored by Bill & Jean Woessner Logan Beskoon

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Stage Manager Olivia Adams

ValEriE MuZZolini, Guest Artist, Harpist Chamber Orchestra

1ST VIOLIN SEATING ORDER Margaret Nichols Baldridge concertmaster Chair sponsored by Janet & Harry Haines Loy Koch, associate concertmaster Chair sponsored by Gerald & Sharon Marks Tasha Fain 2ND VIOLIN SEATING ORDER Kira Lee, acting principal Chair sponsored by Laura Patterson Pam Hillygus, associate principal Ed Mellander VIOLAS SEATING ORDER Kathy Mellander, acting principal Chair sponsored by Mary Ann & Robert Moseley Bayley Ginnaty+ Leslie Collins-Rose, acting assistant principal Chair sponsored by Robert & Carol Seim CELLO SEATING ORDER Adam Collins, principal Chair sponsored by Dan & Sophia Lambros

Christine Sopko, assistant principal Chair sponsored by Louisa & Paul Axelrod Jayla Mitchell+ BASS SEATING ORDER Ryan Davis, acting principal Chair sponsored by Richard & Alice Dailey William James FLUTE Julia Vasquez, acting principal Chair sponsored by Laura & Mark Haythornthwaite Kirsten McGlynn OBOE Susi Stipich, principal Chair sponsored by Jennifer & Ben Yonce Olivia Adams CLARINET Christopher Kirkpatrick, principal Chair sponsored by Sue & John Talbot Maxine Ramey

BASSOON Alicia McLean-Brischli, principal Chair sponsored by Bill & Jean Woessner Logan Beskoon Jacob Logan HORN Zach Cooper, principal Thomas Rice Daniel Lande Robert B� Green TRUMPET Brendan McGlynn, principal Chair sponsored by Ann & Tom Boone Jens Jacobsen TROMBONE Rob Tapper, principal Chair sponsored by Frank & Maggie Allen TUBA Ben Kirby, principal

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valerie muZZolini Harpist

Born in Nice, France, Valerie Muzzolini began to study harp at age seven� She made her first national television appearance at nine� At age twenty-three, she was appointed to her current position as principal harpist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Opera� Valerie has performed as guest harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philhamonique de Radio-France, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra� She is also a very active chamber musician and teaches at the University of Washington� Valerie studied harp with Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche in Nice, Marilyn Costello and Judy Loman at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Nancy Allen at Yale University for her graduate studies�

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Program Notes Richard Strauss — Serenade for Winds Richard Strauss was born in 1864 to Franz Joseph Strauss, principal horn player in the Munich Court Orchestra and a man of staunchly conservative musical values. Franz hated Richard Wagner and his music, which then held sway over most of the German music world. Perhaps it was teenage rebellion that led Richard, at age 17, to study the score of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. “I positively wolfed the score of Tristan as if in a trance,” he would later recall. By that time, Richard was already something of a musical phenom in his own right, with numerous short compositions to his credit. But despite his emerging love of Wagner, the younger Strauss was still predominantly influenced by the tastes of his father when it came to his own compositions. It was during this period, in 1881, that Richard Strauss wrote his Serenade for Winds. Scored for thirteen wind instruments, the Serenade is traditional in form and highly reminiscent of German masters like Mendelssohn and Brahms in its musical language. Yet the 10-minute Serenade has endured in the repertoire — a testament to the precocious creative skills of a German teen who already was drawing on a deep well of soaring, lyrical melodies and richly confident compositional technique. Claude Debussy — Danses sacrée et profane To our modern ears, the music of Claude Debussy hardly seems radical. Indeed, with its constantly shifting sense of perspective and evocative, often overlapping moods, this music feels uniquely relevant to a connected world where cultures can leap across entire oceans and blend at the click of a mouse. At the turn of the 20th century, horizons weren’t so easily explored. Debussy voraciously consumed whatever he encountered — the performances of Javanese Gamela music at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, for example — and incorporated what he heard and saw into his music. As a result, Debussy’s music sounded far distant from any classical music that had preceded him. As our modern experience of the world expanded, it seems that we have caught up to Debussy’s vision. Debussy composed his Danses sacrée et profane in 1904 on commission from the musical instrument manufacturing company Pleyel, which wanted to showcase a new chromatic-scale yet pedal-less harp that the company was releasing. The first section — the “sacred” dance — is solemn in tone, evoking a sense of ancient religiosity in its slow lilt. That’s followed, without break, by the “profane” dance. The name of this section may seem illmatched to the music, until you recognize that “profane” does not 12

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have the same connotations in French as in English: this is music purely of the earth, sensual and mystical. With its otherworldly spirit, Debussy’s short work has lived on as one of the most beloved works for the harp. Ironically, the harp that the music was written to celebrate quickly disappeared into oblivion, meaning that harpists today must do nearly as much with their feet as with their hands in order to play Debussy’s music. Gabriel Pierné — Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra (arranged for strings by Bob D. Litterell) Today, the name of Gabriel Pierné comes up most often musical histories, not in association with his compositions, but related to one night in his life as a conductor. On June 25, 1910, Pierné conducted the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird. That premiere went down as arguably the most important watershed of early 20th century music. Ironically, before that concert, Pierné was actually the better known composer of the two. But since then, his music has fallen into obscurity — a casualty of tastes that turned toward the great innovators of his era. Pierné composed in a style that broke no new ground. The turn of the 20th century, especially, was a time when audiences were more fascinated with invention than familiarity. Yet, as you will hear in this 13-minute work on today’s concert, Pierné possessed both technical skill and undeniable melodic gifts. Throughout the piece (which we are playing in an arrangement for strings only), the harpist and other instrumentalists trade phrases of melodies and trade roles as supporter and leader. The brief interludes where the harp alone plays are especially evocative. When soloist and ensemble play together, the harp often rises above them into higher registers, where the instrument’s unique timbre can ring out. It all leads to a lush climax, after which the music subsides peacefully. Gabrielle Fauré — Pavane (arranged for brass quintet by David Baldwin) In 1885, Gabrielle Fauré’s father died. The loss struck the 30-yearold composer hard. Whether coincidentally or not, Fauré’s music turned inward, toward the realm of the spirit. In 1887, he began work on a Requiem which would ultimately become his most widely performed large-scale work. That same year, he wrote the other piece for which he is best known: the Pavane. Scored originally for orchestra, the Pavane has gone through a number of adaptations — some by the composer, some by others. Fauré added a chorus to his orchestral original almost immediately. He also later created a piano version. In this concert we will hear a transcription for brass quintet. harp and soul


This music, it seems, is as malleable as it is beautiful. Over a delicately arpeggiating accompaniment, the different voices pass around a gentle, melancholy melody. The music seems at once still and constantly flowing — much like the old courtly dance for which it is named, in which participants perform a solemn choreography of forward and backward steps (the dance is named after the gait of a peacock, or pavo). A middle section features modal harmonies that hearken to 16th century music. The music then turns back to its solemn dance before ending on a pensive, almost questioning note. Antonin Dvořák — Serenade No. 1 in E major Born in September of 1841 in a small village on the banks of the Moldau River, Antonin Dvořák grew up immersed in Bohemian folk music and culture. Though he earned some early musical success in his native land, Dvořák struggled against a long history of cultural prejudice against Bohemian music in the musical capitals of Vienna and Germany. Dvořák’s elder countryman Bedrich Smetana had begun to chip away those walls. It was Dvořák who would ultimately smashed them. A key moment on that journey came in 1875, when Dvořák was awarded the Austrian State Prize (“Stipendium”) for composition. The financial prize proved doubly fortuitous, as the judges included the great composer Johannes Brahms. Brahms subsequently became Dvořák’s most vocal and prominent musical advocate (and friend), helping to propel the young Bohemian from local recognition to international fame. One of the first compositions that Dvořák undertook after winning the Stipendium was the Serenade that we will hear on this concert. Buoyed by his new financial comfort, Dvořák penned the five-movement work in just two weeks. Yet the music feels far from rushed; indeed, it is music imbued throughout with an extraordinary sense of ease and grace. The first movement opens with a swaying, lovely tune that sets the tone for all the music that will follow. The whole first movement feels mellow, intimate and somewhat nostalgic. The second movement picks up the energy somewhat in the form of a swirling waltz. Then comes the third movement, a dashing Scherzo in duple meter. Even here, Dvořák keeps it bright and lively, with the violins soaring through the main melody. The fourth movement stands as the spiritual center of the whole Serenade. This glistening, richly harmonized Larghetto rarely comes above a whisper, yet seems to lend a sense of depth and emotional heft to everything that comes before and after. That’s followed by a romping and jubilant finale that plays out in a series of connected episodes before concluding on an exhilarating note. 14

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Clef Notes Strauss— Serenade for Winds Penned when the composer was just 17 years old, this precocious work for wind ensemble gives early evidence to the lyrical melodies for which Richard Strauss would later become famous. Debussy — Danses sacrée et profane Otherwordly in its flowing sense of time and sparkling colors, Debussy’s short masterpiece evokes a solemn, ancient dance in its first section, followed by a sensual and mystical dance that concludes the piece. Pierné — Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra Though not well known today, Pierné was well known in France at the turn of the early 20th century. This short piece for harp and orchestra gives testament to his traditional yet highly appealing musical style. Fauré — Pavane Delicate and nostalgic, this French miniature encapsulates the timeless qualities of Fauré’s music. Originally written for orchestra, it has been adapted to many forms; we’ll hear a version for brass quintet. Dvořák — Serenade No. 1 Written in 1875 over a span of less than two weeks, Dvořák’s Serenade exudes a kind of confidence that belied the composer’s relatively young age at the time. The wide-ranging music finds its spiritual center in its beautifully hushed fourth movement.

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Marci and Jim Valeo We join the Missoula Symphony Orchestra community in welcoming our guest artist, Valerie Muzzolini. -Marci and Jim Valeo harp and soul



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MONTANA SUZUKI INSTITUTE SUPPORTERS The MSA is grateful to the following patrons for their generous gifts. Listed below are contributions of $25 or more within 12 months of February 1st, 2021. We apologize for any omissions or errors.

SHINICHI CIRCLE – ($5,000+) SPONSOR – ($2,000 - $4,999) Peter & Maria van Loben Sels SUSTAINER – ($1,000 - $1,999) Max & Betty Swanson Foundation CONCERTO – ($500 - $999) Laura Scott

MINUET – ($150 - $299) Jim & Kay Strauss GAVOTTE – ($50 - $149) Mary Ann & Robert Albee – in Honor of Jim & Marci Valeo Naomi Engle – in Honor of Margaret Nichols Baldridge Alden Wright TWINKLE – ($25 - $49)

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prEsidEnt Jim Valeo VicE prEsidEnt Bill Johnston trEasurEr Jim Valeo - interim

patron sErVicEs coordinator Kirsten McGlynn dEVElopMEnt coordinator Beth Woody Education coordinator Sylvia Allen Oman

sEcrEtary Bill Johnston

spEcial EVEnts and proJEcts Deborah Woody

past prEsidEnt Ed Wetherbee

liBrarian Suzanne Hartzell

dirEctors Adam Collins, Andrew George, Mark Haythornthwaite, Theresa Johnson, Bill Johnston, Robin Kendall, Celeste Peterson, Deborah Stapley-Graham, Jeff Vandergrift

social MEdia coordinator Olivia Adams

EXEcutiVE dirEctor Jo May Salonen Music dirEctor Julia Tai choralE dirEctor Dean Peterson dirEctor oF opErations Peter McKenzie


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EMEritus Board oF dirEctors Tom Boone Robert Homer Caryl Klein Sophie Lambros Mora Payne Carol Seim John Talbot Marci Valeo The Missoula Symphony Association is a member of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras and the League of American Orchestras.

The MSA is grateful to the following patrons for their generous gifts. Listed below are contributions of $50 or more within 12 months of February 1st, 2021. We apologize for any omissions or errors. SEASON SPONSOR

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The following individuals have made donations to the Missoula Symphony Association in memory of loved ones in the past 12 months. Melvon Ankeny – in memory of Firman Brown First Security Bank - in memory of Sonia Jarrett Toni J. Johnson-in memory of Marylor Wilson Kathleen Ort & John Duffield-in memory of Hal & Eileen Ort Lans & Amber Richardson – in memory of Virginia Vinal Jon & Kay Salmonson - in memory of Marylor Wilson Jenni and Dan Santopietro - in memory of Jean Campbell The Springs wine group-in memory of Mora Payne Robert A Sterling-in memory of Margaret Sterling Kathy Turner – in memory of Mac Baskett Kathy Turner-in memory of Greg Taylor & Irene Wagner harp and soul


Business contriButors 2020-2021

AUTOMOTIVE/TRANSPORTATION DeMarois Buick-GMC-Mercedes BEVERAGES/FOOD Big Dipper Ice Cream Covered Wagon Hotdogs El Cazador Good Food Store Subway FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT D.A. Davidson & Company First Interstate Bank First Security Bank Merrill Lynch Park Side Credit Union RBC Wealth Management S.G. Long & Company Stockman Bank U.S. Bank PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC Garlington, Lohn & Robinson. PLLP Langel & Associates Missoula Bone & Joint NorthWestern Energy Payne West Insurance Old Sawmill District Submittable Wipfli LLP

RETAIL STORES Art Attic Bitterroot Flower Shop Caras Nursery and Landscape Morgenroth Music Center Muralt’s Travel Plaza

SPECIAL SERVICES Blackfoot Communications Comfort Inn University Doubletree by Hilton - Edgewater Missoula Broadcasting Company Missoula Community Foundation Missoulian Montana PBS Jonathan Qualben Photography Residence Inn by Marriott – The Mercantile Hotel Snow Bowl Sound Creations Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Windfall


This concert will be broadcast over Montana Public Radio on a date to be announced�

KUFM Missoula, 89�1 KUFM North Missoula, 91�5 KUFN Hamilton, 91�9 KUKL Kalispell, 90�1 KAPC Butte, 91�3

KUHM Helena 91�7, KUFL Libby, 90�5 KPJH Polson, 89�5 KGPR Great Falls, 89�9

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masterWorK Four A PRIL 9 & 1 1 , 2 0 2 1

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MISSOULA SYMPHONY SCHOLARSHIP FUND “I used to say music was a form of expression, a way of conveying human feeling and emotion.

Continuing the grand tradition of the Missoula Symphony Guild, the Missoula Symphony Scholarship Fund is dedicated to providing scholarships for outstanding University of Montana music students who play in the Missoula Symphony Orchestra or sing in the Missoula Symphony Chorale. This year, the Missoula Symphony Association will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to six talented young musicians. This commitment is possible thanks to the generosity of the individuals listed below. Every penny of their donations goes directly to scholarships. Our 2020-2021 scholarship recipients are noted on the Orchestra Roster with a “+” sign.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND SUPPORTERS The MSA is grateful to the following patrons for their generous gifts. Listed below are contributions of $25 or more within 12 months of February 1st, 2021. We apologize for any omissions or errors. Prestissimo ($500+) Will & Kay Cook John Sargent Janet Boyer Alice & Dick Dailey Celeste & Brad Peterson Betty Thisted Jim & Marci Valeo Presto ($250-$499) Elsie Bull Caryl & Doug Klein Deirdre Flaherty Charlotte Kasl Dorothea & George Lambros Patti & Scott McKenzie Sharon & Terry Phillips Dee and Jim Strauss Mary & David Weslely

Vivace ($100-$249) Dori & Bill Johnston Sue & John Talbot Hope Campbell Nancy Jean DeCou Deborah & Terry Johnson Lynn Metcalf Sharon & Don Snavely Sara Alice Steubs Linda Stoudt Sarah & William Towle Kathy Turner Betsy & Warren Wilcox Dr & Mrs FL Whitsell Jeff & Agnes Vandergrift Marlene Koch Charla & Donald Murray Jean & Bill Woessner

Allegro ($50-$99) Kay & Jim Driscoll Lech J Szumera Betty Christian Thank You to our New Scholarship Fund Supporters. John Sargent Bill & Dori Johnston Scott & Patricia McKenzie Anonymous Dick & Alice Dailey Jim & Dee Strauss Lech Szumera Charlotte Kasl Deirdre Flaherty Nancy Jean DeCou

To be a part of the Missoula Symphony Scholarship Fund, contact the Symphony Office at 721-3194, or mail a check payable to Missoula Symphony Scholarship Fund to PO Box 8301, Missoula 59807. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.


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While that is still well and fully true, real music is so much more. It is soul. It is life.”— Jayla Mitchell


New in 2020-2021, this scholarship is named for Will and Kay Cook. “ We are happy to partner with the University of Montana and The Missoula Symphony Association to support the growth of music education in Montana and the cultural enrichment of our city.” Recipient 2020-2021: Jayla Mitchell, cello. Jayla is from Great Falls, Montana and is a cello performance major. Each year a new student will receive a four year scholarship. A total of four students each year will be the recipient of the Cook Family Scholarship when it is in full motion.

The Florence Reynolds Scholarship

Named for a woman who shared her musical talent, enthusiasm and endless energy with the MSA for many years. Recipient: Ryan Zoanni, violin. Ryan is from Billings, Montana and is a music major.

The Symphony Guild Presidents’ Scholarship

Named in honor of those women who have given their time and energy as Presidents of the Missoula Symphony Guild. Recipient: David Harmsworth, Cello. David is from Missoula, Montana and is a music major.

The Joseph Henry Scholarship

Named in honor of our Music Director Emeritus, who retired in 2007 after 21 years as Music Director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Recipient: Lea Tonnerre, Viola. Lea is from Missoula, Montana and is a physics major, with a music minor.

The Donald Carey Scholarship

Named in honor of our former Chorale Director who retired in 2006, after 18 years at his post. Recipient: Bayley Ginnaty, Viola. Bayley is from Great Falls, Montana and is a viola performance major.

The Virginia Vinal Scholarship

Named in honor of the longest-serving member of the orchestra, and her dedication to music and community. Recipient: Emily Rogers, Violin. Emily is from Great Falls, Montana and is a music performance major.

The Lorraine Andrie Prize

Not a scholarship but a cash award, this prize is presented at the final concert of each season to a U.M. graduating senior who is deemed a truly outstanding and dedicated orchestra member. Named in honor of the founding leader of the Guild. Recipient: Oliva Adams, Oboe. Olivia is a 2020 school of music graduate.

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BEQUESTS Please consider naming the Missoula Symphony Association (MSA) in your Will and/or Trust.

RETIREMENT FUND GIFT IRA contributions can be made directly to the MSA*, are not taxable to the donor and the MSA receives the full amount of your gift.

ENDOWMENT TAX CREDIT The Missoula Symphony Association has a permanent endowment to provide financial stability for decades into the future. Under Montana law, a contribution to our endowment can benefit you with a very generous tax credit.* *Subject to federal and state tax regulations

For more information on leaving a cultural legacy, contact Interim Executive Director Jo May Salonen at (406) 721-3194 or jomay@missoulsymphony.org. (Your legal, tax and financial advisor(s) can help you accomplish your philanthropic & estate planning goals.)


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Maestro ($25,000)


Patron ($250–$449)


Conductor ($5,000–$24,999)


Associate ($100–$249)


Sponsor ($1,000–$4,999)


Member ($50–$99)


Benefactor ($600–$999)


Friend ($49 & under)


Contributor ($450–$599)

Visit WWW.MISSOULASYMPHONY.ORG and click the SUPPORT US button to find out more ways to give.

Name(s): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: State: Zip: ____ Phone: Email address: ____________________________________________ ❑ Check enclosed ❑ Visa ❑ MasterCard ❑ Discover Credit Card #: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: Signature: Please return this form with your contribution to: MSA, P.O. Box 8301, Missoula, MT 59807 The Missoula Symphony Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, federal tax ID #81-0290730. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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When you Adopt-A-Musician you honor our individual musicians’ exceptional dedication and effort, while helping to sustain high standards of professional support for our named chair musicians.


Second Violin/Associate Principal Second Violin/Assistant Principal Tuba French Horn Assistant Viola


Chair sponsor benefits include: - Recognition in each concert program book - Invitation to Backstage Pass luncheons, Sneak Peek party and other special events - Opportunity to meet and visit with your sponsored musician at concerts To inquire about adopting a musician please contact Executive Director Jo May Salonen 406.721.3194 www.missoulasymphony.org

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