Moores School Symphony Orchestra Concert, March 11 2021

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The KATHRINE G. McGOVERN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS and the MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC Present

Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. MOORES OPERA HOUSE

Moores School Symphony Orchestra Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestras and Conductor Andrew Staupe, pianist Anna-Maria Gkouni, conductor Myles Nardinger, conductor


About the Moores School Moores School of Music The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) is one of the leading comprehensive music schools in the nation. Its remarkable faculty — of internationally recognized performers, composers, and scholars — outstanding student body, modern facilities, and broad range of programs make MSM the natural choice for nearly 600 students annually. The school’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest performance standards has ensured its role as a vital resource in the educational and cultural life of Houston and beyond.

Moores Society The Moores Society is the philanthropic volunteer organization for the Moores School of Music. Moores Society members and donors promote community awareness and provide funding for scholarships and special projects. Moores Society members receive invitations to concerts and special events held throughout the year. Please visit uh.edu/kgmca/music/moores-society. For more information, please contact Shannon Langman, Patron Relations Coordinator, at mooressociety@uh.edu or 713.743.8036.

About the College Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is a dynamic home of creativity and collaboration in one of America’s most artistically vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Bringing together the performing and visual arts entities at the University of Houston, the college has the ability to harness the power of the arts to ultimately impact our world. Our award-winning, internationally distinguished faculty provides top-quality instruction to the talented, emerging student artists from more than 30 programs of study. The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts seeks to positively impact the community and to empower our students to use their talents to change the world.

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Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert

Program

Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestras and Conductor

The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 (1811)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Turkish March Overture Franz Anton Krager, conductor

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, “Unfinished” (1822)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

I. Allegro moderato II. Andante con moto Anna-Maria Gkouni*+, conductor

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (1807)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Myles Nardinger*+, conductor

Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major, K. 175 (1773)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

I. Allegro II. Andante ma un poco adagio III. Rondo: Allegro Franz Anton Krager, conductor Andrew Staupe, pianist

* From the conducting studio of Franz Anton Krager + In partial fulfilment of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree

Acknowledgments The Moores School Symphony Orchestra would like to thank the following faculty and staff members for their invaluable assistance in helping to prepare this concert: David Bertman, Jason Burton, Courtney Crappell, Andrew Davis, Sergio Garcia, Kristin Johnson, Tanasha Laws, Paul Recker, and Katherine Turner.

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Performers

Performers

Moores School Symphony Orchestra Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestras Flutes Alexis Kaufman, principal Tabytha Donnelly Delainie Hendershot Piccolo Tabytha Donnelly, principal Oboes Matthew Harms, principal Benjamin Bowman Matthew Glattfelder Clarinets Adam Boswell, co-principal Mauricio Franco, co-principal Daniel Millan Bassoons Daniel Westerfield, principal Alex Easley Horns Adam Harrington, co-principal Gabi Rodriguez, co-principal Nicholas Silva, co-principal David Holtgrewe Trumpets Nick Engle, co-principal Justin Langham, co-principal George Solis, co-principal Ryan McArthur Brian Mendez Tenor Trombones Anthoy Reilly, principal Reece MacDonald Tuba Cyrus Durosseau, principal Timpani Adrienne Anaya, co-principal Christian Gonzalez, co-principal Mitchell Vereide, co-principal Oscar Rodriguez, co-principal

Percussion Jose Sandoval, co-principal Christian Gonzalez, co-principal Violins Jonathan Andino, concertmaster Brian Howe, asst. concertmaster Miranda Hollingsworth, principal second Daniel Torres, asst. principal second José Aponte-Trujillo Iwona Augustyn Isabella Bengochea Jason Chaviers Jordan Efird Emily Gladstone Ming-Wei Hsieh Ricardo Jimenez Holly Knoch Heather Leal McKenna Miller Violas Rosa Cole-Acendaño, principal Melissa Escobar, asst. principal Miles Bi Lilyan Foulois Violoncelli Adriana Black, principal Henna Mohammed, asst. principal Stephanie Aguilar Gracie Martinez Victor Mauriz Elizabeth Spencer Contrabassi Mackenzie Gibbons, principal Andrew Olges, asst. principal Maggie Bishop Reid Ronsonette Orchestra Managers Myles Nardinger, Assistant Conductor & General Manager Anna-Maria Gkuoni, Assistant Conductor & General Staff Aiden Smerud, General Staff

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Program Notes

Program Notes

Beethoven The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March and Overture For all his output and acclaim in the realm of absolute music, Beethoven also made quite a number of contributions to incidental music. One such contribution, represented here by two excerpts, is The Ruins of Athens, commissioned for the 1812 opening of the new imperial theatre in Pest. As was common at the time, the work borrows the scaffolding of faux Greek drama to score points with a political figure – in this case, Franz II. The play by August von Kotzebue centers the action around Athena, who upon waking from sleep finds her beloved Athens occupied by the (Turkish) Ottoman Empire. Joining forces with – who else – Emperor Franz II, she opens the new theater in Pest, establishing it and the city as a new Athens worthy of her newly-transferred affections. While the work as a whole is rarely performed, save in occasional Beethoven anniversary revivals and efforts such as that made in 1924 when none other than Strauss and Hofmannsthal created their own version, the overture and Turkish March remain the best-known excerpts.

Schubert Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” Schubert’s Eighth Symphony is perhaps his best-known piece. Certainly much ink has been spilled in speculation of why the composer never finished the final two movements. Some leading hypotheses paint the composer as almost distracted; Brian Newbould argues that the intended finale was instead used for Rosamunde, and another suggestion finds his attention diverted toward the Wanderer Fantasy. Others colorfully posit that Schubert’s first bout with syphilis took place as he was writing the first two movements, and poisoned them by association. In any case, subsequent musicologists and composers have put forward various “completions” usually based on abandoned sketches for a scherzo and the (completed) Rosamunde entr’acte, with varying degrees of success.

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 In 1802 playwright Heinrich Joseph von Collins presented to Vienna Coriolan, a retelling of the Shakespeare play Coriolanus. The play was well received, but after a few years naturally dropped off the radar of theater-goers. It received a one-night-only revival in 1807 at the palace of Prince Lobkowitz, the noted patron of Beethoven, with the composer’s newly-written overture stealing the show. The play and the overture alike (the latter of which has over the last few centuries endured much better than the play) seem to mirror the popular conception of Beethoven himself, as a man tormented by duty but determined to buck the constraints of an unjust system. Thus in the music we hear two main themes: one stormy, representing the central hero and his quest, and the next the hero’s mother, begging Coriolan to not invade Rome.

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 5, K. 175 Mozart’s D major piano concerto, written in 1773 when the composer was just 18, is actually the first of his such works to be truly original, and not based on preëxisting themes by other composers. For comparison, see the first four concerti, which trace their provenance to existing works by Rapuach, Schobert, Eckard, and C.P.E. Bach. With a pair of trumpets included in the orchestration, the concerto is particularly festive, and its demonstration of the composer’s deft hand at orchestration and use of contrapuntal textures foreshadows his own late works. Mozart seems to have maintained a soft spot for this early concerto, keeping it in his active repertoire into the next decade (but replacing the final movement with an alternate Rondo).

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Performers

Biographies

Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestras Since making his prize-winning European conducting debut in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Koncertsalen in 1978, Franz Anton Krager has led orchestras in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace, Manchester England’s Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham England’s Adrian Boult Hall, Guangzhou China’s Xinghai Music Center, the Sydney Opera House, The Hague’s Congresgebouw, Zagreb’s Lisinski Concert Hall, Kazan’s State Philharmonic Hall in Russia, Guadalajara’s Degollado Theater, and Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. His affiliations with leading music festivals include the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Lancaster International Concert Series and the Lichfield and Aberystwyth International Arts Festivals in the U.K., and the Interlochen National Music Camp in the U.S. Maestro Krager has led the Houston, Russian State, Traverse City Michigan and Florida West Coast symphonies, Romanian and Kazan State philharmonics; symphony orchestras in Washington, Berlin, London, Chicago, Paris, Singapore, Leipzig, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Monterrey, Grosseto, Pordenone, Ingolstadt, Chichester, Neuss, and Honolulu, and was Principal Guest Conductor in Stratford, England from 2000-2004. In 2015, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble in Chicago. Krager is Music Director & Chief Conductor of the Texas Music Festival, and Founding Artistic Director of the Virtuosi of Houston. Krager is also the Hourani Endowed Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras, and Chair of the Conducting Department at the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where he has brought the orchestra and orchestral conducting program into national prominence. An active recording artist, Krager has released recordings of the music of Thomas Fortmann, Percy Grainger, Michael Horvit, Peter Lieuwen, Robert Nelson and Stephen Shewan on labels including Divine Art (Métier), Albany, MSR Classics, Newport and HDTT.

Anna-Maria Gkouni, Conductor Anna-Maria Gkouni is an orchestral conductor, classical pianist and piano instructor. Her musical interests cover a span of genres, from classical to jazz and traditional folk music, as well as more electronic and progressive sounds. “Exploring the depths of the pianistic literature”, she has performed in venues in Greece, Germany and USA. Alongside solo repertoire she engages in projects of chamber music and collaborating with orchestras. Among her professional engagements, she was recently appointed the Music Director and Conductor of Conroe Symphony Orchestra. A native of Athens, she holds a piano performance and a music theory degree from Philippos Nakas Conservatory. Gkouni has earned her MA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, having received a full tuition scholarship, and currently she is pursuing her DMA in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Houston. Among her awards are the Schissler Foundation Fellowship, the University of Houston Graduate Tuition Fellowship. In 2020 she was awarded the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas Award. Her greatest aspiration for the future is to be able to form a new ensemble for contemporary and classical music and create innovative shows that will combine multiple forms of art. This links to theater, which is her second passion. She is interested in the Stanislavski method and its potential for application on performers of music. About her Hellenic heritage, Anna Maria says: “Greece for me is an inspiration for my art; the colours, the light, the smells and the sounds of Greece and its people, form an emotional amalgam that triggers my memories and is distilled in my music.”

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Myles Nardinger, Conductor Myles Nardinger is an assistant conductor and the general manager for the University of Houston Moores School of Music Orchestras. Previously, he served as the assistant conductor for Butler University Ballet in Indianapolis where he has participated in productions of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Coppélia. As a music director and a conductor, Mr. Nardinger’s past productions include La Traviata, La Cenerentola, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Secret Garden, and Batboy: The Musical. As a collaborative artist, he has performed at The Finger Lakes Music Festival in New York and La Musica Lirica opera festival in Italy as well as accompanied for Indianapolis Opera, Ball State University Opera Theatre, Butler University Opera, and the Virginia City Players in Montana. In 2016, Mr. Nardinger assisted in editing the opera of Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday Wanda June by Richard Auldon Clark and acted as principal coach for the production of its world premiere with Indianapolis Opera. Myles Nardinger received his B.M. in Piano with a Performer’s Certificate at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, his M.M. in Piano from the University of Montana, and his M.M. in Instrumental Conducting from Butler University. His conducting teachers include Mark Gibson, Richard Auldon Clark, and Franz Anton Krager.

Andrew Staupe, Pianist Pianist Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices in a new generation of pianists. Andrew has appeared as soloist with many of the top orchestras throughout the United States and in Europe, including the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, the George Enescu Philharmonic in Romania, the Orquestra Filarmónica de Bogotá in Colombia, and many others. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors Osmo Vänskä, Cristian Macelaru, Jahja Ling, Gerard Schwarz, Andrew Litton, Lucas Richman, Josep-Caballé Domenech, and Philip Mann among numerous others. Andrew has performed recitals across the United States and extensively in Europe, appearing at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, the Schumann Haus in Leipzig, and the Salle Cortot in Paris. An avid chamber musician, Andrew has jammed with legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin, played Tangos with the Assad Brothers, and has collaborated with numerous other instrumentalists and singers. Most recently, his debut recording of the complete works for piano and violin of Carl Nielsen, with Danish violinist Hasse Borup, has been released on the acclaimed Naxos label. Andrew has a keen interest in performing new music and has collaborated with composers Howard Shore, Augusta Read Thomas, Yehudi Wyner, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Libby Larsen, Pierre Jalbert, Richard Lavenda, and debuted Christopher Walczak’s Piano Concerto in August 2020. Other notable performances include concerts at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, and the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has been a featured guest on American Public Media’s “Performance Today,” and on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2004. Deeply committed to teaching, Andrew is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Houston, and formerly taught at the University of Utah. He is Artistic Director of the Young Artist World Piano Festival in Minnesota, and gives frequent master classes and lectures around the United States. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, he earned his Doctorate at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker, and also studied at the University of Minnesota with Lydia Artymiw.

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Giving to the Arts Giving to the Arts

Thank you to the following donors for giving through endowments that transform the lives of students, faculty, and audiences in perpetuity.

2018 – 2019 Endowments Abram I. Lack Music Master’s Endowment Fund Albert and Margaret Alkek Scholarship Endowment Albert Hirsh Endowed Scholarship Fund Alkek Williams Endowment in the Moores School of Music Amelia Ann Alexander Scholarship Endowment for Organ Studies in the Moores School of Music Anthony P. Apollo Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the Moores School of Music Jazz Program Betti and Charles Saunders Music Endowment Betty and Harry Czarnek and Betty and Eugene Patalik Music Scholarship Endowment Betty C. and Harry T. Jukes Music Scholarship Endowment Betty Cannata Music Excellence Endowment Betty Shaw Scholarship Endowment Fund Bill and Ann Stokes Endowment in the Theatre Program Blaffer High Ceiling Gallery Endowment C. W. Moores, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Music C. W. Moores, Jr. Fellowship Endowment for the Moores School of Music Cecil J. Pickett Scholarship Endowment Fund Charlene and Philip J. Carroll Endowment in Music Charles F. and Dorothy B. Riesen Scholarship Endowment Fund Cheryl M. Carlucci Fellowship Endowment in Opera in the Moores School of Music Claire North Patterson Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music Cullen Foundation Endowed Dean’s Chair for the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Endowment David and Ann Tomatz Music Endowment Delphian Theatre Endowment Fund Diabolus Endowed Scholarship for the Moores School of Music Dorothy A. and Charles E. Bishop Scholarship Fund in the Moores School of Music Eddie Green/Chad Collins Family Band Program Endowment Edythe Bates Old Choral Endowment Edythe Bates Old College Professorship Endowment in the Moores School of Music Edythe Bates Old Opera Endowment Edythe Bates Old Orchestra Endowment in Moores School of Music Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Scholarship Endowment in Music Elena Nikolaidi Scholarship Endowment Fund for the Moores School of Music Frank L. Berry, Jr. Endowment in the School of Art Frederic A. and Betsy Cook Weber Endowed Scholarship for Vocal Music Education Galveston Musical Club Scholarship Endowment Fund Gary Choate Memorial and Marc L. Palmer Endowment

George Leroy and Myrajane Ereckson Hall Endowment in the Moores School of Music Houston Delphian Endowment for Support of the Shakespeare Festival Howard Pollack Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music, in Memory of Darryl Wexler J. Scott Chase Endowment in Opera in the Moores School of Music Jane Dale Owen Endowment in the Blaffer Art Museum Jean Preston Lack Music Scholarship Fund Jeremy Head Scholarship Endowment Fund Jo and Jim Furr Exhibition Endowment in the Blaffer Art Museum Joanna Friesen Scholarship Endowment John M. Druary Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music John S. and Elena M. Zaccaria Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music and the School of Theatre & Dance Judith Kathleen Morris Memorial Endowment June Duhar Smith Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Endowment La Ruth Blain Scholarship Endowment in the School of Art La Verne McClellan Endowment Fund in Fine Arts Lack Music Endowment Fund Larry W. Gatlin Endowment in Music Laura Eliska Swails Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment Linda and Ken Lay Family Endowment in Music Linda Dorff Scholarship Endowment in the School of Theatre & Dance Louisa Stude Sarofim New Music Endowment Fund Lucile Birmingham Melcher Endowment in the Moores School of Music Lucile Birmingham Melcher Violin Endowment in the Moores School of Music Lyndall Finley Wortham Chair in the Performing Arts Madison Endowed Professorship in Music Margaret Alkek and Margaret Alkek Williams Chair for the Director of the Moores School of Music Margaret W. and James A. Elkins, Jr. Endowment in Music Marian and Samuel W. Spain Endowment for Graduate or Undergraduate Students in Music Education in the Moores School of Music Marilyn and R.E. “Gene” Reamer Endowment in Music Martha Suit Hallman Lecture in Music Endowment Martin Antonio “Marty” Flores Scholarship Endowment for Composition and Music Theory Studies Matthew Bartkowiak Memorial Scholarship Endowment May R. Litowsky Endowed Scholarship for the Moores School of Music Michael Wilkomirski Endowed Violin Scholarship Fund Milton Katims Endowed Scholarship Fund in Music Minnette and Jerome Robinson Scholarship Endowment Miriam Strane Memorial Piano Scholarship Endowment Nancy and Rob Martin Endowed Scholarship Nancy Chertok Scholarship Endowment Fund in Music Nancy Luton Scholarship Endowment for Innovation in Printmaking

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Neva and Wesley West Scholarship Endowment for the Moores School of Music Patsy Swayze Endowed Scholarship for Dance Peter W. Guenther Art History Scholarship Endowment Fund Richard Y. Grant Music Scholarship Endowment Fund Robert Bullard Memorial Scholarship Endowment Robert J. Jones Endowment in Music Ronald C. Borschow Endowment for Student and Faculty Travel Ruth G. Burr Endowed Scholarship Fund Ruth M. Claridge Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Mr. Byron Hester Ruth M. Claridge Memorial Endowment Sarah C. Morian Endowment Sarah Campbell Blaffer Scholarship Endowment Sarah J. Cooper Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Schissler Foundation Fellowship Endowment Fund in Music Moores School of Music Endowment Fund Steinway Initiative Maintenance Endowment in the Moores School of Music Stephen Harbachick Endowment in Music Sue H. Van Horn Music Scholarship Fund The Chris Wilson and Jim Jeter Endowment for Excellence in Theatre Thelma Hearn Scholarship Endowment Thomas Flaxman Endowed Art Scholarship Fund Tommy Tune Endowed Dance Scholarship Trey Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund Val Link Endowed Scholarship in Art Wilhelmina R. “Beth” Robertson Endowment in Music William C. Moffit Endowed Scholarship in Band William Douglas Allums Band Endowment William G. Henry, Jr. Scholarship Endowment William Lee Pryor Voice Scholarship Endowment Winifred and Maurice Hirsch Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Endowments in Progress Adeeb and Adeeba Hourani Endowed Professorship in Music Darrin Davis and Mario Gudmundsson Voice and Opera Scholarship Endowment Jay and Shirley Marks Scholarship Endowment in the Moores School of Music Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Scholarship Endowment in Art Marie Taylor Bosarge Endowed Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome Rhonda and Donald Sweeney Endowed Scholarship for Opera Robert J. Jones Endowment in Music Robin L. Tooms Endowment for Excellence in Graphic Design Sharon Kopriva Endowed Scholarship in Art

Ezekiel W. Cullen Society

Members listed in this program have given $250,000 or more in their lifetime to Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. Cathy Collins and Thomas Collins Chad Thomas Collins (’96) Thomas H. Guthrie II Monzer Hourani Sheila K. Johnstone Judith Jones (’65) and Walter Jones (’65) Kathrine G. McGovern (FS ’61) The Honorable John J. Moores (’70, J.D. ’75, Honorary ’95) and Dianne Moores Sallie C. Morian and Michael H. Clark Lillie T. Robertson Shirley E. Rose (’60, M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’73) and Donald Rose* Rhonda J. Sweeney (M.B.A. ’79) and Donald G. Sweeney Betsy Cook Weber (’95) and Frederic C. Weber * Deceased

In Tempore Legacy Society

The In Tempore Legacy Society is a special community of planned giving donors who have included the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts in their estate plans through a bequest, life income arrangement or charitable provision. Gloria Acker (’71) Ann Alexander Nanette Chastain and Donald R. Martin (’57, M.M. ’59) Ann L. Faget Mariglyn Glenn and Stephen Glenn Thomas H. Guthrie II Jacquelyn Harbachick Ethan Hirsh (’67) Ellen Holzberg and Alan Holzberg Sheila K. Johnstone Judith Jones (’65) and Walter Jones (’65) Lynn Lamkin and Jon Lamkin Genie Lanfear Sharon G. Ley (M.M. ’02) and Robert Lietzow The Honorable John J. Moores (’70, J.D. ’75, Honorary ’95) and Dianne Moores Juan R. Morales (’93) Violet M. O'Valle (FS ’73) Shirley E. Rose (’60, M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’73) Buck Ross Marc Schindler Rhonda J. Sweeney (M.B.A. ’79) Jo Dee and Cliff Wright Elena M. Zacaria and John S. Zaccaria

Young Artist Endowed Scholarship in Piano

For more information, contact Julie AndersonSmith, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at jdanderson-smith@uh.edu or 713.743.6878. Percussion Ensemble 1 Schubert Beethoven, Mozart and

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The Moores Society is the philanthropic volunteer organization for the Moores School of Music. Moores Society members and donors promote community awareness and provide funding for scholarships and special projects. Moores Society members receive invitations to concerts and special events held throughout the year. Moores Society

2020-2021 MOORES SOCIETY Board of Trustees Executive Committee Jackie and Malcolm Mazow, Presidents Jo Dee Wright, Immediate Past President Helen Shaffer, Vice President, Membership Rita Aron, Assistant Secretary, Corresponding Carla Burns, Secretary, Recording Debbie Feuer, Audience Development Chair Robin Angly, Opera Production Council Chair

Ann Ayre Meg Boulware Terry Ann Brown Darlene Clark Beth Del Pico Mariglyn Glenn Stephen Glenn Marita Glodt

Sean Gorman Gary Hollingsworth and Ken Hyde Alan Holzberg Ellen Holzberg Linda Katz Marc S. Levine Shirley Rose

Christopher Bacon Tom Becker Anne Boss Nancy Bowden Cheryl Byington Zarine Boyce Julie Cogan Vicky Dominguez Cathy Coers Frank Joyce Frassanito Diane and Harry Gendel Beatrice and Gregory Graham John Grimmett

Advisory Board Donna and Gene Hammons Gladys Hooker Sophia and Keith James Barbara Johnson Mady Kades Janis Landry Shannon Langman Mary Ann McKeithan Cathy McNamara Celia Morgan Jo and Joseph Nogee Kitten and Ron Page Kusum Patel Carroll R. Ray

Robin Angly, Chair Chris Bacon Gwyneth Campbell Tim Doyle Warren Ellsworth

Opera Production Council Ann Faget Ellen and Alan Holzberg Helen Mann Jackie and Malcolm Mazow Terrylin Neale

Kathi Rovere Richard J. Schmitt Donna Shen Rhonda Sweeney Betty Tutor Bob Wilkins Mary Ann Wilkins

Carol Lee Robertson Lillie Robertson Minette Robinson Donna Scott and Mitch Glassman Satoko and Anthony Shou Susan Thompson Ann and Karl Tornyos Virginia and Gage Van Horn Carol and Carl Vartian Nancy Willerson Beth Wolff Cyvia Wolff Gay Yellen Rhonda Sweeney Beth Wolff Jo Dee Wright

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MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC SOCIETY As of 03/08/2021

Sean Gorman Dr. Gary L. Hollingsworth Ellen and Alan Holzberg Gladys Hooker Linda Katz Stephen Leatherwood Ulyesse J. LeGrange Sharon and Robert Lietzow Tod Lindholm and Rex Adams Jackie and Malcolm Mazow Lillie Robertson

Shirley E. Rose Jane and Richard Schmitt Donna Shen Nancy and Michael Shoup Rhonda and Donald Sweeney Ann and Karl Tornyos Betty Tutor Jo Dee and Cliff Wright Edith and Robert L. Zinn

Partner Level ($500) Helen B. Davis Mary Ann and David McKeithan Douglas Koch and Marcia Murphey

Dr. Gary W. Patterson Minnette Robinson Nancy R. Schissler Donna S. Scott

Virginia and Gage Van Horn Cyvia Wolff Tobin Wright

Patron Level ($250) Christopher Bacon Nancy Bowden Trey Brady Pam and Steve Bertone Barbara and Ronald Cuenod Richard and Drucilla Davis Joyce Frassanito Rachel Frazier Diane Gendel Dr. Gregory D. Graham Thomas Grimmett Eugene Hammons Sandra Harris Timothy Eugene Hester and

Jasmine Hatem Nancy and Carter Hixon Sophia James Janice Landry Marc S. Levine Cathy and Bill McNamara Dr. Celia A. Morgan Jo and Joseph Nogee Kitten and Ron Page Kusum Patel Carol Lee Robertson Minnette Robinson Kathi Rovere Honorable Frank Rynd

Nancy R. Schissler Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schwarz Doris and William Sing Julie Anderson-Smith and Ron Smith Christine Stevens and Richard Crishock Susan Thompson Carol and Carl Vartian David Ashley White Nancy B. Willerson Gay Yellen and Don Reiser Beth Wolff

Friend Level ($120) Annonymous David Blomstrom Judy and Harry Bristol Cheryl Byington Gyneth Campbell Debra Witter and Scott Chase Cynthia Clayton and Hector Vasquez Vicie Lee Coleman Kathryn Crowder Dr. Kenneth L. Euler Mr. John R. Gealy Walter Hecht Ann T. Hendrix Barbara and Raymond Kalmans Dr. Nicole Kenley-Miller and Dr. Andy Miller Richard Kummins Connie Lewis

Gary Miller Teska Moreau Susan Snider Osterberg Nancy Strohmer Jon Totz Shelton M. Vaughan Eleanor and Richard Viebig Dr. Betsy and Mr. Rick Weber Patron Level ($250) Christopher Bacon Nancy Bowden Trey Brady Pam and Steve Bertone Richard and Drucilla Davis Joyce Frassanito Dr. Gregory D. Graham Eugene Hammons Sandra Harris Sophia James

Percussion Beethoven, Ensemble Mozart1and Schubert

Marc S. Levine Cathy and Bill McNamara Dr. Celia A. Morgan Jo and Joseph Nogee Kitten and Ron Page Kusum Patel Anni Pati Carol Lee Robertson Honorable Frank Rynd Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schwarz Doris and William Sing Susan Thompson Carol and Carl Vartian David Ashley White Nancy B. Willerson Gay Yellen and Don Reiser VIP Pediatrics * In Memoriam

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Director Level ($1,000) Ann Ayre Meg Boulware Terry Ann Brown Ms. Carla Adele Burns Julie Cogan Darlene Clark Elizabeth Del Pico Victoria Dominguez Ann L. Faget Debbie L. Feuer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Glenn