2020 Camerata Awards Concert Gala

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PRESENTED BY

Ja mes R. a n d Nan ette S . M ichie Fo u nd a tio n

TW ENTIETH ANNUA L

CONCERT GALA A Celebration of Music at the University of Utah Friday, December 11, 2020


EVENING SPONSORS

MA E S T R O

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Sentry Financial Corporation | Jonathan M. and Tina B. Ruga

CO N D U C TO R

The Lennox A. Larson Family Trust


WELCOME

T W E N T I ET H AN N UA L

CONCERT GALA HONORING OUR 2020 RECIPIENTS

Roger H. & Colleen K. Thompson Celebrating the creative works and resilience of School of Music students and faculty, and the generous supporters that ensure its success. Raising funds for scholarships and emergency Covid-19 student needs.


MEANING OF CAMERATA

In the 16th century, a group of musicians, artists, intellectuals, and patrons of the arts came together in Florence, Italy to recreate the ancient tradition of Greek theatre. From their collaboration came opera, forever altering the course of the Western classical music tradition. We now know this famous group as the “Florentine Camerata,” whose name is synonymous with passion, dedication, talent, and achievement. In this tradition, the School of Music’s Camerata Award recipients collectively ensure that classical and jazz music flourishes in our community.


PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE

CAMERATA AWARDS 2019

Bruce W. Bastian | Loel T. Hepworth and Connie Jo Hepworth-Woolston

2018

Gordon and Connie Hanks | Henry Wolking

2017

Don and Dona Wheeler | Newell B. Weight

2016

James R. and Nanette S. Michie | Lowell M. Durham

2015

Nancy Peery Marriott | Vladimir Ussachevsky

2014

Obert C. and Grace Tanner | Maurice Abravanel

2013

Zions Bank | Janet Mann

2012

S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation | Roger L Miller

2011

Craig and Melissa Ballard | Edgar J. Thompson

2010

Robert L. and Joyce T. Rice | Ardean Watts

2009

Kem and Carolyn Gardner | Betty Jeanne Chipman

2008

Leon and Karen F. Peterson | Lennox Larson Deem

2006

James L. and Beverley T. Sorenson | Mikhail Boguslavsky

2005

Skip Daynes | Marian Robertson Wilson

2004

George S. and Dolores DorĂŠ Eccles Foundation | Jerold and JoAnn Ottley

2003

Robert Cundick | Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg

2002

Sally Burbidge Cassity | Helen B. Folland

2001

Stephen B. and June W. Nebeker | Leroy J. Robertson


CAMERATA RECIPIENTS

Roger H. & Colleen K. Thompson Salt Lake natives Roger and Colleen Thompson started off as high school friends. While far from home, as college and graduate students, they became engaged in New York City and launched a partnership that reached its 56th year in 2020. “It was their united efforts that made them great,” explains daughter Jenny Corbett. Their teamwork fostered a tightknit, loving family of seven children and 30 grandchildren. While studying at Yale, Roger and Jim Michie formed a friendship that eventually resulted in a business partnership, called TM Equities, that has lasted 47 years. This partnership has allowed Colleen and Roger to give generously of themselves to their communities – as volunteers, citizens, and philanthropists. Roger and Colleen invested in people. If you were doing good, they wanted to help. Their generosity extended beyond family to friends, neighborhoods, churches, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. The Thompsons especially cared about education and music. Their seven children all learned to play at least two instruments and received advanced degrees. Roger and Colleen supported the University of Utah School of Music and S. J. Quinney College of Law,

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Pioneer Theatre Company, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. They founded a private school in Ghana, West Africa. As members of the School of Music Advisory Board over the past decade, Roger and Colleen gave generously to scholarships, travel awards, and instruments. Kind, compassionate, and hardworking, the Thompsons embody Benjamin Franklin’s phrase “do well by doing good.” Roger and Colleen were recognized with a 2020 Camerata Award this past summer at a small, socially distanced private event. Several weeks later, Colleen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.


CONCERT PROGRAM

Etude-Tableau in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 39, No. 3 Richard Chang, piano Green-Sleeves and Pudding-Pies

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

John Playford (1623-1686/7)

Early Music Ensemble That's a Plenty

Lew Pollack (1895-1946) Graduate Brass Quintet

Le bal de Béatrice d'Este IV. Ibérienne Wind Ensemble

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)

"Belle Nuit" from The Tales of Hoffman

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) Alison Saporta, soprano; Emily Hansen, mezzo-soprano

Cold and Raw

Irish Folk Tune Crimson Harps Mari Smith, Alyssa Holman, Saylee Johnson, and Chloe Barry


CONCERT PROGRAM

Sorida (A Zimbabwe Greeting)

Rosephanye Powell (1962) Voci Altissime

Omnes Trio Andrea Venet Jordan Fajardo-Bird, Monah Valentine, and Nick Montoya, percussion Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) arr. Wynton Marsalis

Jazz Ensemble String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor D810 “Der Tod und das Mädchen” IV. Presto Utah Philharmonia

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Chamber Choir

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Gustav Mahler

arr. Mack Wilberg


EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Lisa Chaufty, director Traverso Ligia Verduga

Harpsichord Kristin Cook

Recorders Janice Bunker Suzie Chen Chet Rhodes

Bass Viol Alex Porter Tambourine Vanessa Bridge

GRADUATE BRASS QUINTET Peyden Shelton, coach Bronson Pascual, trumpet Maryna Pohlman, trumpet Natalie Wang, horn John Robinson, trombone Bryson Roberts, tuba

WIND ENSEMBLE Jared Rawlings, conductor Piccolo Madeline Burningham Flute Madeline Burningham Nava Payandeh Oboe Abby McMullen Bassoon Brian Dong Chet Rhodes

B-flat Clarinet Matthew Baldwin Christian Manley Amanda McKibbin Trumpet Maryna Pohlman

Harp Merinda Christensen Addison Line

Horn Charlotte Drury Natalie Wang

Percussion Drew Fallon Michael Marsden Mariah Maynes

Piano Sophie Thompson


VOCI ALTISSIME Emily Mercado, conductor Julius Kyakuwa, percussion Katelyn Cox Lexie Davis Lily Graham Hannah Green Emily Hansen Brynn Staker Julia Thomas Jordyn Updyke Noah Gessel

Abby Getz Lizzie Goodwin Abigail Grow Ally Hair Emily Hackett Clara Kramer Shantae Lee Alice Maguire Juliette Parke

Ashlee Pickle Julia Prager Alexandra Ryan Hannah Stark Esther Simpson Paige Stephenson Kari Thomas April Thorup

JAZZ ENSEMBLE John Petrucelli, director Alto Saxophone Andrew Carlson Zane Peterson Tenor Saxophone Candido Abeyta Cameron Gallagher Baritone Saxophone Mia Rossmango Trumpet Eliot Staten

Trombone Chloe Potter Peyton Wong Shaun Hellige Emily Wales

Bass Sam Schultz

Guitar Cheyenne Tharpe-Murphy Jason Dreher

Soloist Zane Peterson

Piano Aubrey Green

Drums Chris Petty


UTAH PHILHARMONIA Robert Baldwin, conductor Violin I Elissa Krebs** Sariah Silvester Emma Jensen Cameron Jeppson Madison Vanderwall Morgan Smith Izzy Cram Sarah Kilroy Nola Martin Violin II Hannah Packard* Natalie Amano Mia Raddatz Sadie Swain Saya Zeleznick Joshua Jensen Nicholas Gregor Melodee Valentine

Viola Jacob Davis* Lily Springer Lydia Miller Jack Johnson Myalee Smith Cello Jacob Ginn* Alexandra Call Benjamin Drysdale Jonathan Lee Lauren Anderson Conner Harris Derek Curtis Bonnie Livingston Christian Parish

Bass Seth Dalgleish* Maeve Barnum Assistant Conductors Brandon Horrocks Michael Leavitt Matthew Makeever **Concertmaster *Principal

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CHAMBER CHOIR Barlow Bradford, conductor The Ellen Neilson Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair for Choral Studies Soprano Nathalia Alvaris Isabel Cossa Jourdan Elterman Lily Graham Emily Hansen Hannah Huber Elsa Osborne Brynn Staker Hallie Steadman Julia Thomas

Alto Michaela Anderson Sara Baylor Katelyn Cox Mara Davis Maren Hansen Abilene Kugler Allie Marsh Nelya McDowell Emmalyne Parke Annie Staker

Tenor Mitch Anderson Scott King Brandon LaBarge Caden Lewis Sherman Norton Isaiah Nyuol Jordan Tolman Sean Thompson

Bass Bennett Chew Connor Gates Jon Gibson Yu-Feng Huang William Mollenkamp Ethan Peterson Caleb Spjute Patrick Tatman Matt Thomas


WARMEST THANKS TO CONCERT SPONSORS CONCERT MASTER

Lowell and Sonja Brown Eric C. and Lisa Lee Evans Charles and Kathie K. Horman Robert Stringham and Michelle Michie Anne Marie and Mark L. Pace Christopher J. and Molly P. Sumner SOLOIST

Robert and Colleen Bauman Joyce M. Bennett John and Elizabeth Bennion Monte Caldwell and Byron Russell Royden J. and Rebecca R. Glade Herbert C. and Wilma S. Livsey Louis A. and Deborah Moench Scott and Lesli P. Rice Vernon and Loretta Rice Frank and Janelle Weinstock


“Musicians can’t live on thanks.” –Leon Peterson (1938-2020)

We celebrate the life of our dear friend, Leon Peterson, who passed away on November 21st. A tireless advocate, Leon championed musicians – hosting concerts and funding scholarships, lessons, and travel. Thank you, Leon, for valuing what we do. Leon and Karen F. Peterson received a Camerata Award in 2008.


ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC The University of Utah School of Music, founded in 1888, brought many firsts to the western United States, including the first grand opera west of the Mississippi. Surrounding Salt Lake City supports an active musical community, including a 52-week professional symphony, a professional opera company and a flourishing jazz scene. Housed in the beautifully renovated Gardner Hall on the U’s historic Presidents Circle, students benefit from world-class facilities including the 680-seat Libby Gardner Concert Hall, the 114-seat Dumke Recital Hall and the McKay Music Library. An all-Steinway-school, piano faculty teach on New York and Hamburg Steinways and performance halls feature concert Steinway grands. Our 55-full-time and 50-part-time faculty hold degrees from prestigious institutions including Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School. A research university, faculty actively perform and publish.

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC ADVISORY BOARD Lisa Lee Evans, Chair Jack and Marie Y. Ashton Joyce M. Bennett John and Elizabeth Bennion Lynn Blodgett Demaree Clayson Brown Sonja Brown Monte Caldwell Kathryn Carter Lynne Church Janet C. Cox Skip Daynes Carolyn B. Gardner Royden J. and Rebecca B. Glade Kathie K. Horman Kimberly A. Johnson Craig Jorgensen and Carla Rae Cook Jorgensen William R. and Robin R. Larson

Wilma S. Livsey James R. Michie and Judith C. Condie M. Scott Mietchen Roger L Miller Anne Marie Pace Karen F. Peterson Donna L. Pizza Wendy W. Preston Lesli P. Rice Glenda Shrader Robert Stringham and Michelle Michie Cassandra Taylor Edgar J. Thompson Roger H. Thompson Julia Watkins Frank Weinstock

Miguel Chuaqui, PhD Director | School of Music

John W. Scheib, PhD Associate Vice President for the Arts Dean | College of Fine Arts


THANK YOU GALA COMMITTEE Michelle Michie, chair Joyce M. Bennett John Bennion Monte Caldwell Kathie K. Horman Wilma S. Livsey M. Scott Mietchen Anne Marie Pace Glenda Shrader Robert Stringham Lori S. Tolbert