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GEORGE & DOLORES BANDOW The Missoula Symphony Association Presents Julia tai, Music Director dean peteRson, Chorale Director Friday, December 11, 7:30 P.M. & Sunday, December 13, 3:00 P.M. 66th Season, 2020-2021

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president’s message Jim Valeo Welcoming you to a streamed program is getting to be a habit. Now it is Holiday Pops. Again, thanks to our staff and musicians for keeping music coming, under what we hope will be once-in-a-lifetime circumstances. You will be happy to know that our new Music Director, Julia Tai came on board on November 1. She hit the ground running, and, as you will see, is involved in this concert. WELCOME JULIA! We are thrilled. On a more serious note, this has been a most unusual year for everyone including your Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. Our mission statement says music is important to our well-being as individuals and as a community-no more so than under current circumstances. The MSA is most grateful for your continued support as we all work to fulfill that mission.

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Executive Director’s Message Jo May Salonen

As I write this, there is snow on the ground which is the perfect setting for our Holiday Pops! concert. Continuing our virtual season, we are pleased to be back in the Dennison Theatre to perform our annual holiday concert. It’s nice to be “home” and we have maintained many of our traditions for this concert – the Chorale is singing, Caras Nursery is providing festive décor and some special friends will be joining us from the North Pole! And, we start a new tradition – our new Music Director, Julia Tai, is conducting the string orchestra and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on the podium! This virtual season wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from all of you, our patrons and sponsors. You have bought tickets, maintained your financial donations and sent in comments of hope and encouragement. I keep a small note on my desk from a patron that says, “Thank you for persevering”. We have done our best to do so, even in the face of this pandemic. We miss seeing all of you at the theatre and while this pandemic may last longer than we desire, we know it won’t last forever. Thank you for supporting the Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, enjoy the concert and the holiday season and as always, please stay safe and healthy!

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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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dean peterson Chorale Director Dean Peterson has served as Director of the Missoula Symphony Chorale since 2006. In 2011, he retired from his position as Director of Choirs at Hellgate High School, where he taught for 25 years. He served as interim Director of Choirs at the University of Montana for the 2011–2012 academic year, and has served as conductor of the Missoula Mendelssohn Club since 2011. He currently works with the College Music Society as Coordinator of Community Outreach and Careers. Dean received his Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Piano Performance from the University of Montana, and his Masters degree in Music Education with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names College in Oakland, CA. In 1987 he co-founded the Missoula Youth Choir and co-directed the group in all eight of their performances in the Missoula International Choral Festival. In 1992 he was selected to sing in the Robert Shaw Choral Workshop and Performance of the Beethoven Missa Solemnis in Carnegie Hall. In 1997 he received a $25,000 National Milken Educator of the Year Award, and in 2004 his Hellgate Chevaliers were selected to perform at the Northwest Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Boise, Idaho. Dean was recognized by the National Federation of High Schools as the 20102011 Outstanding Music Educator for Montana and the Northwest region. In March 2011, he was named Missoula Arts Educator of the Year by the Missoula Cultural Council and he received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award for the Montana Music Educators Association. In March 2014, Dean was honored by the University of Montana in the annual Odyssey of the Stars. He is a member and past president of the Montana Choral Directors Association, a member of the Montana Music Educators Association, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Missoula International Choral Festival. He and his wife, Dorothy have been very active musically in Missoula for over 30 years and are the proud parents of two children: Ross and Elin.

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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 ENGLISH HORN Jennifer Gookin Cavanaugh, principal Chair sponsored by Jo May & Brian Salonen CLARINET Christopher Kirkpatrick, principal Chair sponsored by Sue & John Talbot Polly Huppert BASSOON Alicia L. McLean-Brischli, principal

Chair sponsored by Bill & Jean Woessner Logan Beskoon 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 Personnel Manager Susi Stipich Stage Manager Olivia Adams *Members of the string sections are listed alphabetically. Seating is rotated for each concert. +Missoula Symphony Scholarship Recipients

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FIRST VIOLIN Margaret Nichols Baldridge, concertmaster Chair sponsored by Janet & Harry Haines Loy Koch, associate concertmaster Chair sponsored by Gerald & Sharon Marks Madeleine McKelvey Edwin Mellander

FLUTE Jennifer Cooper, principal Chair sponsored by Laura & Mark Haythornthwaite

SECOND VIOLIN Kira Lee, acting principal Chair sponsored by Laura Patterson Tasha Fain, acting associate principal VIOLA Kathryn Mellander, acting principal Chair sponsored by Mary Ann & Robert Moseley Leslie Collins-Rose, acting assistant principal Chair sponsored by Robert & Carol Seim Bayley Ginnaty+

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BASS TROMBONE Chris Porter TUBA Benedict Kirby, principal

OBOE Susi Stipich, principal Chair sponsored by Jennifer & Ben Yonce

TIMPANI Robert LedBetter, principal Chair sponsored by Michael & Traci Punke

CLARINET Maxine Ramey, principal Chair sponsored by Sue & John Talbot

PERCUSSION Samuel McKenzie, assistant principal Delaney Wirtala

BASSOON Logan Beskoon, acting principal Chair sponsored by Bill & Jean Woessner

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TRUMPET Brendan McGlynn, principal Chair sponsored by Ann & Tom Boone James Smart Nick Barr

CELLO Adam Collins, principal Chair sponsored by Dan & Sophia Lambros Christine Sopko, assistant principal Chair sponsored by Louisa & Paul Axelrod Joan Chesebro

TROMBONE Rob Tapper, principal Chair sponsored by Frank & Maggie Allen

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DEAN PETERSON, Chorale Director Chorale Director’s Chair sponsored by Doug & Caryl Klein Dorothy Beck Peterson, Accompanist SOPRANO Erin Bray Lisa Buseman Lisa Corrigan Kristen Cottom Ellen Fiscus Theresa Floyd Jamie Frost Gina Hegg Ursula Holloway Elizabeth Putnam Hannah Rostocki Janet Seidel Ann Sharkey Deborah Woody Mary Louise Zapp-Knapp ALTO Melissa Blunt Alicia Bullock Muth Rebecca Canfield-Perkowski

Abigail Carey Melanie Charlson Sylvia Erickson Loreen Folsom Susan Israel Robin Kendall Leslie Rieger Gay Rushmer Emma Spencer Anne Stewart Carol Stovall TENOR Tom Bensen Kyle Bocinsky Bruce Bowler Gary Bowman John Patterson Ira Robison Kent Watson

BASS Mike Bray Dan Cahalan Lance Collister Tom Cook Jon Ellingson Richard Erickson Peter Heyler Dick Hoskins Christopher Muste James Powers Keith Rieger Adam Sears Danny Smith Steve Thompson Ronald Wilcott

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Holiday Recipe Favorites! Music Director, Julia Tai’s

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

8 oz cream cheese (softened) 2 cups mashed pumpkin (15 oz can) 1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg & 2 egg yolks 1 cup half and half 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Beat all the ingredients in the order listed until combined and smooth. Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 min.

Concertmaster, Margaret Baldridge’s Bara Brith (Welsh bread) Recipe

2 c. milk 1/2 c. shortening (I use butter) 2/3 c. sugar 1 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. nutmeg and 1/2 t. ginger 2 T. molasses 2 eggs 2 packages yeast 1/4 c. lukewarm water 8 c. flour 1 c. raisins. I use golden 1 c. candied fruit. (I use black currents) 1c. chopped nuts. (the nuts are optional)

Scald milk and pour over butter, sugar, molasses, salt and spices. Cool to lukewarm. Add 2 well beaten eggs and yeast which has been softened in lukewarm water. Add about half of the flour. Beat until smooth. Add remaining flour. Mix well. Stir fruit and nuts into dough. Knead about 5 minutes on lightly floured board. Let rise in warm place about 1 hour until impression of a finger remains in dough. Knead lightly to remove gas. Let rise about 45minutes more. Form dough into 3 loaves. Place in greased loaf pans. Let rise about 1 1/2 hours until impression of finger remains in dough. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. Yields 3 loaves.

Chorale Director, Dean Peterson’s Christmas Ball Recipe 1/2 cup (50 grams) pecans 1/2 cup (50 grams) walnuts 1/2 cup (70 grams) pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (70 grams) dried figs, stems removed and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (70 grams) dried cherries or cranberries 1/2 cup (70 grams) dried papaya or apricots, coarsely chopped 1/2 tablespoon (5 grams) candied ginger (optional) 1/4 cup (30 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar (optional) 1 tablespoon honey, golden syrup, or light corn syrup 1 - 2 tablespoon Grand Marnier or freshly squeezed orange juice Toppings -Sugar (granulated white sugar, confectioners, powdered or icing) -Finely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios) -Cocoa Powder -Dried Sweetened or Unsweetened Coconut (finely ground) -Dark or Milk Chocolate (finely grated)


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Executive Director, Jo May Salonen’s

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (can be omitted if people don’t like nuts) 3 cups sugar (can be reduced by 1/2 a cup if desired) 1 cup olive oil 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp nutmeg 2/3 cup cold water 2 cups canned pumpkin 3 1/3 cup flour

Mix until well blended. Pour into 3 foil pans – greased with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool on a wire rack and then cover. These freeze really well! Test the loaves at about 55 minutes – use a toothpick to check. Sometimes an extra five minutes is needed on the total cooking time. Don’t overcook or the ends will be too done.

Principal Cellist, Adam Collins’

Fruit Cobbler Recipe

1 c. self-rising flour (or 1 c. all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt sifted together) 1 c. milk 1 stick of butter, melted 1 c. sugar (white, brown, or a mix, to taste depending on the sweetness of your fruit) 1 16oz can/jar of summer fruit with syrup or 2 cups of frozen summer fruit* Optional: a dash of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, or nutmeg as desired to pair with your chosen fruit

Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, sugar, milk, and melted butter in a 13x9 baking dish. Add fruit and mix to combine. Bake until golden brown, about 1 hour. Allow to cool slightly. Optional (but why would you not): serve warm with ice cream!

*if using frozen fruit, use 1/4 c. more milk; if using unsweetened canned/jarred/frozen fruit, add a bit more sugar.

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education cooRdinatoR Sylvia Allen Oman

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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

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.

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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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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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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 November August 10,2,2020. 2020.We Weapologize apologizefor forany anyomissions omissionsororerrors. errors.

Prestissimo ($500+) Janet Boyer Will & Kay Cook Alice & Dick Dailey Celeste & Brad Peterson Sharon & Terry Phillips John Sargent Betty Thisted Mary & David Wesley Presto ($250 - $499) Anonymous Deirdre Flaherty Charlotte Kasl Caryl & Doug Klein Dorothea & George Lambros Anita Kurtz Magee Patti & Scott McKenzie Dee and Jim Strauss Jeff & Aggie Vandergrift Carol Word

Vivace ($100 – 249) Tom & Ann Boone Cathy Capps & Tom Rickard Hope Campbell Nancy Jean DeCou Jane Dennison Donald & Shirley Hyndman Dori & Bill Johnston Marlene Koch Dan & Sophia Lambros Karen & Jerry McConnell Kynn Metcalf Lynn Charla & Donald Murray Karen A. Orzech Sharon & Don Snavely Sara Alice Steubs Linda Stoudt John & Sue Talbot William & Sarah Towle Kathy Turner Jim & Marci Valeo Dr. & Mrs. F. L. Whitsell Betsy & Warren Wilcox William & Jean Woessner

Allegro ($50 - $99) Brenda Bolton Betty Christian Karin Dague Jim & Kay Driscoll Lech J. Szumera Andante ($25 - $49) Jo May & Brian Salonen Carol Stovall 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 in honor of 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: Jayla Mitchell, cello. Jayla is from Great Falls, Montana and is a cello performance major.

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 Women’s Symphony Guild President 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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YOU HAVE ENOUGH CATS, ADOPT A MUSICIAN INSTEAD. 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. The following chair sponsorships are available for the 2020/21 season:

Chair sponsor benefits include:

Associate Concertmaster Sponsorship Filled

Recognition in each concert program book

Associate Principal Second Violin

Invitation to Backstage Pass Luncheons, Sneak Peek Party and other special events

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Opportunity to meet and visit with your sponsored musician at concerts


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