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An Anonymous Chorale Member The Missoula Symphony Association Presents Julia tai, Music Director Dean peterson, Chorale Director Kelley o’connor, Mezzo Soprano Friday, June 4, 7:30 P�M� & Sunday, June 6, 3:00 P�M� 66th Season, 2020-2021


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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. LY ER LE RM FO OKDA A L O BR SSOU MI LLEY VA

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president’s message Jim Valeo I write to you as the Missoula Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing for its final concert of the season. As I think back on the season, my thoughts are replete with firsts. This is the first year that every one of our concerts has been delivered by stream. There were no theater seats, but hundreds saw concerts. Two masterworks concerts were performed outdoors, fitting settings certainly for Appalachian Spring and the Beethoven Sixth Symphony (the “Pastoral”), performed in a pasture. Grade school students not only from the usual Central Montana and Missoula schools but also from as far away as Broadus watched the family concert, streamed across the state. Our harp soloist performed from two locations. Remarkably, the orchestra (and chorale) performed their entire schedule—seven concerts in total. Notwithstanding the total dislocation of you, our patrons, you continued your support of your Missoula Symphony. Season ticket sales were excellent, our fundraising activities were robust (with some campaigns above budget), and our season sponsor, The Good Food Store, stayed with us, as did all of our concert sponsors, guest artists sponsors, and principal chair sponsors. We even picked up some new sponsors! For that we are grateful to every one of you. Now we look forward to another season still, as I write this, with some uncertainties beyond our control. However, I can tell you a couple of things with certainty. First, your new music director, Julia Tai, has jumped into the job with energy, creativity, commitment and excitement. She is a great addition. I can also tell you that your MSA staff, led by your talented and driven Executive Director, and your musicians are ready, as they were this year, again to deliver the finest musical product possible regardless of obstacles. Thank you everyone for your unrestrained support in a season unlike any in the 66-year history of the Missoula Symphony.

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Possessing a voice of uncommon allure, the Grammy® Awardwinning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor is one of the most compelling performers of her generation. She is internationally acclaimed equally in the pillars of the classical music canon – from Beethoven and Mahler to Brahms and Ravel – as she is in new works of modern masters – from Adams and Dessner to Lieberson and Talbot. Recent performances include Mahler’s Second Symphony with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony, the Third Symphony with Donald Runnicles and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Eighth Symphony with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich,  Des knaben Wunderhorn  with Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and  Das Lied von der Erde  with Louis Langrée and the Detroit Symphony and with Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony.  She has sung Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Matthias Pintscher and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein’s  Songfest  for her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut under the baton of Bramwell Tovey, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony and Ninth Symphony with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and has bowed in performances of Ravel’s  Shéhérazade  with Gemma New and the San Francisco Symphony as well as with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Berio’s Folk Songs with Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra, and as Erda in Wagner’s  Das Rheingold  with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert. Operatic highlights include the title role of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia presented by Boston Lyric Opera in a new production by Broadway theater director Sarna Lapine conducted by David Angus,  Carmen  with Los Angeles Opera conducted by James Conlon, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Lyric Opera of Chicago conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Kevin Newbury, Madama Butterfly in a new production by Lillian Groag at the Boston Lyric Opera and at the Cincinnati Opera under the baton of Ramón Tebar, Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at Opera Boston, Falstaff with the Santa Fe Opera, and  A Midsummer Night’s Dream  at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Canadian Opera Company. Kelley O’Connor has received unanimous international, critical acclaim for her numerous performances as Federico García Lorca in Osvaldo Golijov’s  Ainadamar.  Miss O’Connor created the role for the world premiere at Tanglewood, under the baton of Robert Spano, and subsequently joined Miguel Harth-Bedoya for performances of Golijov’s piece with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  She reprised her “musically seductive, palpably charismatic” (Washington Post) portrayal of Lorca in the world-premiere of the revised edition of  Ainadamar  at the Santa Fe Opera in a new staging by Peter Sellars, which was also presented at Lincoln Center and the Teatro Real.

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Leasi Mana is a Lyric Tenor from Anchorage, Alaska� He was a member of the Alaska Concert Chorus, has performed in the Anchorage Opera Chorus, and was an understudy and choir member for the Alaska Chamber Singers� With these ensembles he’s performed the Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Verdi’s Rigoletto� He now studies Vocal Performance under Dr� David Cody at the University of Montana and won the 2021 UM School of Music Concerto/ Aria Competition� Last spring, Leasi performed the role of Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the UM Opera Theatre� Leasi is excited to return to the UM Opera Theatre this fall, where he will perform the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s production of Così fan tutte� Leasi has also appeared as a choir member and soloist for the Missoula Community Choruses, and Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale�

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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 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 & Sophie 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

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

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1ST VIOLIN Margaret Nichols Baldridge concertmaster Chair sponsored by Janet & Harry Haines Loy Koch associate concertmaster Chair sponsored by Gerald & Sharon Marks Janet Allison Tasha Fain Linda Lacey Emily Rogers+ 2ND VIOLIN Kira Lee acting principal Chair sponsored by Laura Patterson Will Hunt Edwin Mellander Patrick Shannon VIOLAS Kathryn Mellander acting principal Chair sponsored by Robert Moseley Leslie Collins-Rose – acting assistant principal Chair sponsored by Robert & Carol Seim Shelby Blum Bayley Ginnaty+ Lea Tonnerre+ CELLO Adam Collins principal Chair sponsored by Dan & Sophie Lambros Christine Sopko assistant principal Chair sponsored by Louisa & Paul Axelrod Marley Ball David Harmsworth+ Jayla Mitchell+

DOUBLE BASS Ryan Davis acting principal Chair sponsored by Richard & Alice Dailey Michael Johns Nicholas Timmerhoff FLUTE Jennifer Cooper principal Laura & Mark Haythornthwaite OBOE/ENGLISH HORN Susi Stipich principal Oboe chair sponsored by Jennifer & Ben Yonce English Horn chair sponsored by Jo May & Brian Salonen Olivia Adams CLARINET Christopher Kirkpatrick principal Chair sponsored by Sue & John Talbot BASSOON Alicia McLean-Brischli principal Chair sponsored by Bill & Jean Woessner HORN Zachary Cooper principal Thomas Rice Daniel Lande Robert B� Green TRUMPET Brendan McGlynn principal Chair sponsored by Ann & Tom Boone Jarom Hein Jim Smart

EUPHONIUM Jethro Thorne TROMBONE Josh Hungate acting principal Chair sponsored by Frank & Maggie Allen Tomi Kent Chris Porter TUBA Benedict Kirby principal PERCUSSION Jeff Brandt acting principal Chair sponsored by Traci & Michael Punke Sam McKenzie assistant principal Delaney Wirtala HARP Peggy Young principal Chair sponsored by Maria & Peter van Loben Sels

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Executive Director’s Message Jo May Salonen

Wow – the last concert of the season. It doesn’t seem possible, but here we are! As I write this, we have just surpassed our goal of $10,000 for Missoula Gives and are well on our way to surpass last year’s record-breaking amount of $12,000. Thank you, Missoula! This isn’t the first time this season that I have been left speechless by the generosity of our community. It touches me deeply to see how much Missoula loves our musicians and the music we create. As crazy as this past season has been at times, it also has been extremely rewarding to lead this organization during the pandemic. Our MSA staff deserves so much praise and we couldn’t do it without Peter, Kirsten, Beth, Suzanne, Sylvia, Olivia and Abigail. And thank you to Julia and Dean for all of their hard work and commitment to the MSO. Thank you all!! Finally, our board president Jim Valeo deserves a round of applause for his tireless efforts during the pandemic. For someone who should be enjoying retirement, he spent countless hours helping our organization keep the doors open and the music playing this past season. Jim has been a mentor, boss and most importantly, dear friend and I have immense gratitude for everything he has done. And to his wife Marci, I am grateful for all of your support and kind words. Thank you both! I do look forward to more normal times and we sure miss performing for live audiences. We often look ahead to when we can all be in the Dennison Theatre again. I hope it’s soon. And when we do, I expect it to be a triumphant and heartwarming return. Jo May Salonen Executive Director, Missoula Symphony Association

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Program Notes Paul Dukas—Fanfare to La Péri In the last years of the 19th century, Paul Dukas was one of France’s most well-known and respected musical figures. As a professor at the prestigious Paris Conservatory, he trained a generation of composers who would go on to become international figures, including Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen and Walter Piston. Yet Dukas suffered from such self-doubt that he destroyed most of his musical compositions before they could be published. Today, only a dozen of his works remain in known existence. His tone poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is recognized and loved around the world—not only for its prominence in the concert hall but also for its dazzling animated visualization in Walt Disney’s Fantasia. Beyond that, none of his works are widely performed. In 1909, Dukas set to work writing what he described as a “danced poem” titled La Péri, based on a Persian fairytale about a magical creature that serves the God of Light. Recognizing that the Parisian audiences had grown increasingly slow to settle down at the beginning of performances, he belatedly added a fanfare to open the piece. The music certainly serves the purpose. This two-minute work for brass instruments brings us quickly to attention—providing a fitting opener for the wide-ranging concert of music you will hear today. Anna Clyne—Within Her Arms In music, it is often the space between sounds—the intervals, the contrasts, the pauses—that give a sense of emotional meaning to the sounds themselves. Such is the case in Anna Clyne’s composition for string orchestra, Within Her Arms. Penned as an elegy to the composer’s mother, the music is built from the interweaving threads of instruments that seem to envelop the listener in a kind of musical cocoon, even as each instrument retains its own distinctly glistening color and character. The title is apt. The music is beautiful. Clyne is one of today’s most celebrated composers. Major orchestras across the United States and Europe—including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic and many others—have commissioned and performed her works. Writing in a style that is harmonically and emotionally resonant, Clyne counts herself among a growing number of composers who have given lie to the reputation of modern orchestral music as “difficult.” Within Her Arms was written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic we shall overcome


and premiered in 2009. Here’s what the composer wrote about it: Within Her Arms is music for my mother, with all my love. Earth will keep you tight within her arms dear one— So that tomorrow you will be transformed into flowers— This flower smiling quietly in this morning field— This morning you will weep no more dear one— For we have gone through too deep a night. This morning, yes, this morning, I kneel down on the green grass— And I notice your presence. Flowers, that speak to me in silence. The message of love and understanding has indeed come. – Thich Nhat Hanh – Anna Clyne

Gustav Mahler—Four songs from Rückert-Lieder (arranged by Phillip West) Describing his first two symphonies to a friend, the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler explained: “I have written into them everything that I have experienced and endured…to understand these works properly would be to see my life transparently revealed in them.” This deep connection between man and music can be heard throughout Mahler’s brief songs known collectively as the RückertLieder. Each song takes a distinctly different form and subject, but each is also quintessential Mahler: passionate and emotional, like a musical heart worn on the sleeve. In this concert we will hear four of the five songs from the set. “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” (“I breathed a gentle fragrance”) is a delicate, nostalgic tune in which the poet muses on the scent of a lime tree, which he associates with his beloved. “Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder” (“Look not into my songs”) is a wisp of a song imbued with a sense of constant movement—echoing the theme of the lyrics, which advise the listener not to focus on the process of creation but only on the finished product. “Liebst du um schönheit” (“If you love for beauty”) is a warm and luxurious paean to romantic love. The last of the four we will hear, “Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen” (“I have been lost to the world”), is one of Mahler’s crowning musical achievements—a meditation on withdrawing from the world into “my heaven, my love and my song.” Mahler later acknowledged that the song’s yearning was his own: “It is my very self,” he wrote.


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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges—Symphony No. 1 In his time, Joseph Bologne was one of the most famous public figures in Paris. He was known as a virtuoso violinist and a talented conductor, and his own musical compositions were widely played. He was a champion fencer who served in the king’s bodyguard. Though he was not a natural-born Frenchman, he ingratiated himself with the French royalty. A U.S. president called him “the most accomplished man in Europe,” and a popular romantic novel was written about him posthumously. These accomplishments would have been notable for anyone in any era. The fact that Bologne was a Black man living in 18th century France made his story all the more remarkable. Born the illegitimate son of a plantation owner and a slave on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, he faced a pervasive culture of institutional and personal racism during his lifetime. Yet he managed to work his way into a position of considerable respect and power—and leave the world with a notable catalog of excellent compositions. Since his death in 1799 his works have grown increasingly rare on concert programs. As we will hear in his First Symphony, that fate is ill-deserved; his music could easily be confused with more famous early classical works by Haydn or Mozart (both of whom held high respect for their French contemporary). The First Symphony is structured, like the symphonies of Haydn, in three movements. It begins with a light-hearted movement built around two main themes broken up by a contrasting central section. The second movement is stately in mood and builds around melodies that echo vocal arias of the era. The symphony concludes with a sunny finale that toggles between jaunty and suave phrases before dashing to its conclusion. “We Shall Overcome” (arranged by Shelton Ridge Love) Given that “We Shall Overcome” emerged from a culture of oral history, it is perhaps most fitting to hear of its significance through the words of those who have sung it: “There’s a little song that we sing in our movement down in the South. I don’t know if you’ve heard it. You know, I’ve joined hands so often with students and others behind jail bars singing it: ‘We shall overcome.’ … Oh, before this victory’s won, some will have to get thrown in jail some more, but we shall overcome.” –Martin Luther King Jr., four days before his assassination. “It gave you a sense of faith, a sense of strength, to continue to struggle, to continue to push on. And you would lose your sense of fear. You were prepared to march into hell’s fire.” –the late Georgia we shall overcome


congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis� “I sang it with many different nationality groups� And it’s so simple, and the idea’s so sincere, that it doesn’t matter that it comes from the tobacco workers� When I sing it to people, it becomes their song�” – Zilphia Horton, music director of the Highlander Folk Center, speaking to a group of Montana farmers in the late 1940s� “It’s all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice� And we shall overcome�” –President Lyndon B� Johnson, in a televised address calling for legislation to ensure equal voting rights, 1965� Irving Berlin—“Blue Skies” In 1911, a young Russian-born American composer splashed onto the international stage with “Alexander’s Ragtime Band�” The song was heralded by Variety as “the musical sensation of the decade�” It also spelled overnight fame for its composer, Irving Berlin� In subsequent years, Berlin would live up to his reputation time and again with new songs that captured the spirit of the American times� “My ambition is to reach the heart of the average American, not the highbrow nor the lowbrow but that vast intermediate crew which is the real soul of the country,” he wrote� “Blue Skies” is one of Berlin’s best-known songs—but it almost never came to be� In 1926, the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy was set to premiere when its star, Belle Baker, called Berlin in a panic, complaining that the musical lacked a “Belle Baker song�” Berlin dashed off the song, which proved to be the hit of the show: Legend has it that the audience demanded 24 encores of the song on opening night�


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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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)

BOUREE – ($300 - $499)

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I breathed a gentle fragrance!

Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft! I breathed a gentle fragrance Im Zimmer stand In the room stood Ein Zweig der Linde, A spray of lime, Ein Angebinde A gift Von lieber Hand. From a dear hand. How lovely the fragrance of lime was! Wie lieblich war der Lindenduft! Wie lieblich ist der Lindenduft! How lovely the frangrance of lime is! Das Lindenreis The spray of lime Brachst du gelinde; Was gently plucked by you; Ich atme leis Softly I breathe Im Duft der Linde In the fragrance of lime Der Liebe linden Duft The gentle fragrance of love. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!

Do not look into my songs!

Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! Meine Augen schlag’ ich nieder, Wie ertappt auf böser Tat. Selber darf ich nicht getrauen, Ihrem Wachsen zuzuschauen. Deine Neugier ist Verrat!

Do not look into my songs! I lower my gaze, As if caught in the act. I dare not even trust myself To watch them growing. Your curiosity is treason.

Bienen, wenn sie Zellen bauen, Lassen auch nicht zu sich schauen, Schauen selbst auch nicht zu. Wenn die reichen Honigwaben Sie zu Tag gefördert haben, Dann vor allen nasche du!

Bees, when they build cells, Let no one watch either, And do not even watch themselves. When the rich honeycombs Have been brought to daylight, You shall be the first to taste!

Liebst du um Schönheit

If you love for beauty

Liebst du um Schönheit, O nicht mich liebe! Liebe die Sonne, Sie trägt ein goldnes Haar. Liebst du um Jugend, O nicht mich liebe! Liebe den Frühling, Der jung ist jedes Jahr. Liebst du um Schätze, O nicht mich liebe! Liebe die Meerfrau, Sie hat viel Perlen klar. Liebst du um Liebe, O ja, mich liebe! Liebe mich immer, Dich lieb’ ich immerdar.

If you love for beauty, O love not me! Love the sun, She has golden hair. If you love for youth, O love not me! Love the spring Which is young each year. If you love for riches, O love not me! Love the mermaid Who has many shining pearls. If you love for love, Ah yes, love me! Love me always, I shall love you ever more.


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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Mit der ich sonst viele Zeit verdorben, Sie hat so lange nichts von mir vernommen, Sie mag wohl glauben, ich sei gestorben! Es ist mir auch gar nichts daran gelegen, Ob sie mich für gestorben hält, Ich kann auch gar nichts sagen dagegen, Denn wirklich bin ich gestorben der Welt. Ich bin gestorben dem Weltgetümmel, Und ruh’ in einem stillen Gebiet! Ich leb’ allein in meinem Himmel, In meinem Lieben, in meinem Lied!

I am lost to the world I am lost to the world With which I used to waste much time; It has for so long known nothing of me, It may well believe that I am dead. Nor am I at all concerned If it should think that I am dead. Nor can I deny it, For truly I am dead to the world. I am dead to the world’s tumult And rest in a quiet realm! I live alone in my heaven, In my love, in my song!

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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 Alice & Dick Dailey Betty Thisted Sophia & Dan Lambros Janet Boyer Millicent & Robert Hawkins Barbara & Jim Jourdonnais Sharon & Terry Phillips John Sargent Crazy 8’s In Memory of Anna & Ed Burke Presto ($250-$499) Deirdre Flaherty Dorothea & George Lambros Mary & David Weslely Celeste & Brad Peterson

Vivace ($100-$249) Sue & John Talbot Deborah & Terry Johnson Lynn Metcalf Sara Alice Steubs Kathy Turner Dr & Mrs FL Whitsell Kathy Turner Betsy & Warren Wilcox Charla & Donald Murray Marlene Koch Kathe & Tim Calcagno Kitte Robins Shirley & Donald Hyndman Julia Jennings Prudence Randall Jean & William Woessner Anita Kurtz-Magee Karen McConnell Carol Word

Allegro ($50-$99) Kay & Jim Driscoll Joyce & Michael Nave Sarah & William Towle Marci & Jim Valeo 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: Olivia Quintero, French Horn. Olivia is a 2021 graduate of UM.

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presiDent Jim Valeo

DevelopMent coorDinator Beth Woody

vice presiDent Bill Johnston

eDucation coorDinator Sylvia Allen Oman

treasurer Jim Valeo - interim

special events anD proJects Deborah Woody

secretary Bill Johnston past presiDent Ed Wetherbee Directors Adam Collins, Andrew George, Mark Haythornthwaite, Theresa Johnson, Bill Johnston, Robin Kendall, Celeste Peterson, Deborah Stapley-Graham, Jeff Vandergrift eXecutive Director Jo May Salonen Music Director Julia Tai chorale Director Dean Peterson Director oF operations Peter McKenzie patron services coorDinator Kirsten McGlynn


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liBrarian Suzanne Hartzell social MeDia coorDinator Olivia Adams 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 May 1, 2021. We apologize for any omissions or errors. SEASON SPONSOR Good Food Store

DOWNBEAT DOWNLOW Northwestern Energy

CONCERT SPONSORS Anonymous (3) Anonymous Chorale Member George & Dolores Bandow Blackfoot Communications Bill & Phyllis Bouchee Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLP D.A. Davidson & Company DeMarois Buick GMC Mercedes Benz First Security Bank Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP Langel & Associates P.C. Merrill Lynch Missoula Bone & Joint Missoulian Muralt’s Travel Plaza Payne West Insurance RBC Wealth Management Stockman Bank U.S. Bank Washington Corporations Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

MAESTRO ($25,000+) William A. & Kay Cook

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR Anonymous Chorale Member Candace Boyer in memory of Martin & Marion Boyer Marci & Jim Valeo

CONDUCTOR ($5,000-$24,999) Good Food Store Sophie & Dan Lambros Principal cello Diana & Rick Nash John Sargent Patricia Forsberg & Stephen Speckart Betty Thisted Marci & Jim Valeo Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Twila Wolfe Principal Piano


SPONSOR ($1,000-$4,999) Anonymous (3) Frank & Maggie Allen Principal Trombone Louisa & Paul Axelrod Assistant Principal Cello Dolores & George Bandow Deann Birnel Tom & Ann Boone Principal Trumpet Phyllis & William Bouchee Candice Boyer Janet Boyer Fred & Diane Bodholt Joan Chesebro Christian, Samson & Baskett PLLC Muralt’s Travel Plaza D.A. Davidson & Company Richard & Alice Dailey Principal Bass DeMarois Buick GMC Mercedes Benz Candace Fetscher we shall overcome


First Security Bank Andrew George Janet & Harry Haines Concertmaster Millicent & Robert Hawkins Laura & Mark Haythornthwaite Principal Flute Dori & Bill Johnston Donald Johnston Dr. Llewellyn & Sandra Jones Janne Joy Daniel Kemmis & Jean Larson Paul & Christine Kilzer Doug & Caryl Klein Langel & Associates PC Lee Newspaper Endowment Fund at Montana Community Foundation Gerald Marks Missoula Bone & Joint Missoula Downtown Association Jeff & Sandra Miller Robert F. Moseley Principal Viola Missoula Broadcasting Company Payne West Insurance Brad & Celeste Peterson Michael & Traci Punke Principal Timpani RBC Wealth Management Amber & Lans Richardson Jo May & Brian Salonen Principal English Horn Carol & Robert Seim Stockman Bank Swanson Foundation Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras John & Sue Talbot Principal Clarinet William & Sarah Towle US Bank Maria & Peter van Loben Sels Principal Harp Jeff & Aggie Vandergrift Janet Whaley & Phil Hamilton Jean & William Woessner Principal Bassoon Jennifer & Ben Yonce Principal Oboe 26

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Windfall Inc Wipfli, LLP BENEFACTOR ($600-$999) Barbara & Craig Burns John & Kathrin Driscoll Michael & Louise Flanagan Deborah & Terry Johnson Keith & Wendy Kuhn Caroline Kurtz Missoula Community Foundation Thomas Mullen Donald & Charla Murry Robin & Nick Nichols Sharon & Terry Phillips Clem & Alice Williams Peggy Young CONTRIBUTOR ($450-$599) Philip & Elaine Alman Melvon Ankeny Nicholas & Tracy Blavatsky James & Jeanne Clark Rae Lynn & Frank D’Angelo Kathleen Evans & Dariusz Janczewski Gingy & Pete Heyler Victoria Fleischer Steve & Margie Grinnell Ann C. Houston Barbara & Jim Jourdonnais Betty Lohn Anita Kurtz-Magee Sharon & Terry Phillips Jonathan Qualben William & Joanne Reynolds Sandra Roe Laura Scott Jean & Jan Steele Herbert Swick Kathy Turner Carol Vickstrom Edward & Leslie Wetherbee Louis & Phyllis Whitsell PATRON ($250-$449) Richard & Adele Allegra Cynthia & Raymond Aten Elsie Bull Tom & Sally Daer

Brian & Kathy Derry Lauren Descamps Carolyn Dewey Deirdre Flaherty Carol Garlington Pam Gardiner & Lyle Geurts Doosy Habbe Melissa Hartigan Pete & Gingy Heyler Sharon & Bob Hinshaw William James Catherine & Donald Jenni Robin Kendall Tomi Kent Donna & James Koch Anita Kurtz Magee Karen Lacey George & Dorothea Lambros Everett & Marilyn Leitzke Donna & Donald McCammon Eileen McCarty Mary & Ted Morse in honor of Coco & Will Ballew Michael & Joyce Nave Marge Nordin Mary Ann Oberhaus Park Side Credit Union Kitte Robins in honor of Marci & Jim Valeo Drs. George & Kathy Roth Jon & Kay Salmonson Nancie Schumacher Sandy Sheppard in honor of Marci & Jim Valeo Carolyn & John Snively Kristen Sohlberg Mary Lou Stergios Sara Alice Steubs Jim & Dee Strauss Nathan Vandergrift in honor of Agnes & Jeff Vandergrift Richard & Cristin Volinkaty Carol Word Mary & David Wesley Dr. & Mrs. F.L. Whitsell Judith Williams Beth Woody

ASSOCIATE ($100-$249) Anonymous (2) Roger & Judith Ahrens Mary Ann & Robert Albee Janet Allison Audrie Allyn Keith Hardin Geoffrey Badenoch Lyn Badger Kenneth & Sharee Ballinger Barbara Bekken Anne & Jon Bertsche Melissa Blunt Brenda Bolton Philip & Marcy Bornstein Molly & Bruce Bowler Rose-Marie Bowman Robert & Keolani Brewer Louanna Butler Carol Cady Kathe & Tim Calcagno Karen Callan Hope Campbell Heidi Dosier Mary Ellen Campbell Steve & Lorraine Carlson Cindy & Gary Chumrau John & Karyn Collins Maggie Cook-Shimanek Steve & Janelle Corn Debbie & Brad Dantic JoAnn G. Davison Debra Dawson John DeBoer Patti Eldredge William Elison Richard Fahey Arlynn Fishbaugh Frances & Michael Flaherty John P. & Jean Thorstenson-Garrity Carla Getz Keith & Carol Glaes Gary & Carol Graham Carol Grieco Anne Guest William Haffey Wendy Harmsworth Carol Hayes Barbara & Curtis Hesler we shall overcome


Dick Hoskins Martha & Fred Ilgenfritz Christine Jackson Julia Jennings Jennifer Jensen Toni J. Johnson in honor of Molly Morrison Susan & Charles Johnson Joan Johnston Christine Jorgensen Charlotte Kasl Douglas Lamb Mary LaPorte Ann Libecap Janet & Mike Lilley Paul & Beth Loehnen Alistair MacDonald Ann Makich Carol & Tony Marino Lino Marsillo Andrew Massie Kathy McCaughey Karen & Jerry McConnell Sue & Dave McCormack Nancy McCulloch Kristi & Pat McDonald Patti & Scott McKenzie Edith McNenny Leslie McShane Lynn Metcalf Christine Morman Gerald & Caralee Mueller Christopher Muste & Karen Ruth Adams Kent Nelson Toni & Bob Ogg Maureen O’Malley John Duffield & Kathleen Ort Diana Pacini & Kevin Nally Joni Packard Chris & Janet Palmer Ed Parlier Gary & Mary Pickens Elizabeth Putnam Prudence Randall Caren & Chuck Reaves Tracey & Kendra Rebish Earl Reinsel Susan & Richard Roberts 28

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Sharyn Rogers Paul & Patti Rosa Policastro Sally Rosenkranz Del Hiesterman & Shawn Rosscup Gay Rushmer Jennifer Santopietro Kathy Senkler Dick & Laela Shimer Myra Shults Nancy Singleton Deborah Stapley-Graham Melodie Stenger R.A. Sterling Vaun Stevens Linda Stoudt Diane Stuart Steve & Cheryl Thompson Sally Tibbs Judy Tobol Burke Townsend Fran Tucker Nikolaus Vonessen Roxane Weikel Mary Welti Mark Woodward Alden Wright Sharon Yould Nancy Stoverud Betsy & Warren Wilcox MEMBER ($50-$99) Michael Alderson Robert Acker & Martine Baum-Acker Raymond Bell Gerry Blackman John & Patricia Buck Leslie Burgess Dan Cahalan Lana & Frank Clark Virginia & Loren DeLand Kay & Jim Driscoll Doug Emlen Suzanne Fahey Maria Francis in memory of Margrit Syroid James & Dian Free D. Gayle Gellerstedt Amy Gentry

Robert Gimpel Susan Graf Nancy Graves Donna Grinde Beth Hart Beth Hart Ruth Hazelton Kathy Heffernan Judith & John Holbrook Gayle Hudgins & Tim Edwards Ellen Hutcheson Donald & Shirley Hyndman David Jackson Theresa Jackson Sandy & Steve Hyndman David Jackson Theresa Johnson Lynne Koester Sandy & Steve Kratville Linda & Richard Lacey Karla Long Kirsten & Brendan McGlynn Colleen & Chuck McHugh Peter & Ellen McKenzie Molly Morrison Virginia Nichols-Bourassa Judy Parock Barb & Art Pencek Laure Pengelly Drake Dorothy & Dean Peterson Audrey K & Lorin Peterson Jean Pfeiffer Kathleen Pierson Barbara Quade Robbin & Jonathan Rose Mike Rukstad Christine & Patrick Ryan Maria Sargent William Schwanke Tiffany Seaman Kim & David Seeberger Sally & John Seeberger Mary Seitz Kathy Senkler Michael Silverglat Karen Sitte Marilyn Slaughter Nita Smith Kathleen Snodgrass

Jane Sparks Jo Ann & Gene Sterbis Andrea Stierle Peggy Walker Susie Wall Diane & Bryon Whiteaker Walter Wilde Michael Young MEMORIAL DONATIONS 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 Crazy 8’s in memory of Anna & Ed Burke First Security Bank in memory of Sonia Jarrett Toni J. Johnson in memory of Marylor Wilson Don Johnston in Memory of Virginia Johnston Maureen O’Malley & Tom Facey in memory of Rashel Jeffrey Kathleen Ort & John Duffield in memory of Hal & Eileen Ort Sally Porter in memory of Nick Porter 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 Kim & David Seeberger in memory of Janice McGregor 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 we shall overcome


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DeMarois Buick GMC Mercedes Benz

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

BEVERAGES/FOOD Big Dipper Ice Cream Covered Wagon Hotdogs El Cazador Good Food Store

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT D�A� Davidson & Company First Interstate Bank First Security Bank Merrill Lynch Park Side Credit Union RBC Wealth Management Stockman Bank U�S� Bank S�G� Long & Company


SPECIAL SERVICES Blackfoot Communications Comfort Inn University Doubletree by Hilton - Edgewater Missoula Broadcasting Company Missoula Community Foundation Missoulian Jonathan Qualben Photography Residence Inn by Marriott – The Mercantile Hotel Snowbowl Sound Creations Washington Corporations Windfall Inc�

Christian, Samson & Baskett, P�L�L�C� Garlington, Lohn & Robinson� P�L�L�P� Langel & Associates Missoula Bone & Joint NorthWestern Energy Payne West Insurance Old Sawmill District Submittable Wipfli LLP

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THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL MUSICIANS! We fondly remember the following supporters and musicians of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Firman Brown Anna & Ed Burke Dave Diggs Hazel Hatfield Laura Fellin Rashel Jeffrey Laura Kesel Jan McGregor Christine Wallace Vince Werner Charlotte Whitehead

Thank you to our retiring musicians for their years of beautiful music! Jason Barkley French Horn Jeanne Hargett Second Violin Colleen Hunter Principal Viola Martha Ilgenfritz Double Bass Maxine Ramey Clarinet


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Special Thanks - 2021 To the Dennison Theatre Staff & Crew Tom Webster, Director, Dennison Theatre Aaron “TORG” Torgerson, Technical Director, Dennison Theatre Nathan Breignzer, Stagehand Dennison Theatre Loki: official corgi mascot of the Dennison Theatre

To Bitterroot Flower Shop for donating the presentation bouquets for our guest artists�

Thank you to our MSA volunteers. We miss you! Adrienne Dussault, Alayne Dolson, Allison Prichard, Mike Prichard, Jordan Prichard, Barbara Farrell, Becky Beskoon, Carolyn Hart, Charney Gonnerman, Chris Vance, Christine Olson, Clay Kellogg, Erika Grant, Hans & Barbara Zuuring, Irena Henry, Jeff & Aggie Vandergrift, Jen Porter, John Rider, Juliane Devlin, Kathleen & Kevin Whitton, Kathy Pierandozzi, Katie Seidenschwarz, Kristen Wood, Lorry McKay, Lynn Talarico, Marie Root, Phil Stauffer, Randy Kadish, Steve Robertson, Tanya Lodahl, Trish Petrilli, Katheryn Kahl, Carolyn Hart, Penny Nord, Penny Kiemele, Joan Hess-Homeier, Colleen Smith, Peyton Riska, Sadie Arnold, Lynn Metcalf and Mary Ann & Bob Albee

Celebrating the Next Generation of Our Symphony Thank you to Betty Thisted and Sophie Lambros, two presidents of the former Missoula Symphony Guild, for funding a new scholarship—The Women’s Guild Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship provides full tuition, for four years, to an incoming University of Montana music major focusing on piano or percussion. “This is a scholarship imbued with honoring the efforts made by Guild members throughout its active organization (1956-2012) as they pursued creative and various approaches to increase funding for Symphony scholarships at the University of Montana.” – Betty & Sophie

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Our Guest Artist, Kelley O’Connor, is sponsored by: Candice Boyer and An Anonymous Chorale Member

Welcome to Missoula, Kelley!


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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 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.)

DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIPS I’VE ENCLOSED MY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE MISSOULA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION. $_______ Maestro ($25,000) $_______ Conductor ($5,000–$24,999) $_______ Sponsor ($1,000–$4,999) $_______ Benefactor ($600–$999) $_______ Contributor ($450–$599)

$_______ Patron ($250–$449) $_______ Associate ($100–$249) $_______ Member ($50–$99) $_______ Friend ($49 & under)

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




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July 11 - 16, 2021 Student Program (July 11-16)

Violin (In-Person)* & Cello (Online): Pre-Twinkle through Concerto Teacher Training - Online (July 9-17)

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Please look for complete details about our programs, guest artists and COVID policies in the coming months.

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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.


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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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