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Masterworks II: Carmina Burana FEB 1, 2020

Masterworks II: Carmina Burana Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7:30PM Walton Arts Center Paul Haas, conductor Heather Buck, soprano; Jonathan Blalock, tenor; Timothy LeFebvre, baritone SoNA Singers and Bentonville High School Chamber Singers, Terry Hicks, director University of Arkansas Children’s Choir, Rachel Cornett, director



The Great Striving Origins–Même The Voyage Ice–Brinksmanship Postlude


Carmina Burana

Spring In the Tavern The Court of Love

Heather Buck, soprano Jonathan Blalock, tenor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone SoNA Singers Bentonville High School Chamber Singers University of Arkansas Children’s Choir

Concert sponsored by Support for soloists and choirs provided by Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood and Marti and Kelly Sudduth


Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Heather Buck appears by special arrangement with Barrett Artists, Inc. Jonathan Blalock appears by arrangement with Encompass Artists, Inc.

SoNA Board and Staff

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Board of Directors Julianne Brown, Ph.D., Chair Mike Russell, Vice Chair Malcolm Hayward, M.D., Secretary Drew Hutchison, Treasurer Mary Benjamin
 Jack Cleghorn
 Carl Frazier-Sparks
 Cynthia Benward Smith
 Marti Sudduth
 Anthony Sumlin
 Kirk Thompson
 Laura Wilkins
 Tod Yeslow

Paul Haas, Music Director & Conductor

Board of Advisors Ed Clifford Cynthia Coughlin Mary Ann Greenwood, Ph.D. Reed Greenwood, Ed.D. Michele Harrington, Esq. Susan Hui Jill King Tom King, Ph.D. Peter B. Lane Bill Mitchell Frank Sharp Sara Sharp Dick Trammel Staff Matthew Herren, Executive Director Paul Haas, Music Director Terry Hicks, SoNA Singers Director Sarah Pearson, Assistant Conductor Ben Harris, Director of Operations & Annual Giving Jarrett Bastow, Orchestra Personnel Manager David Ewing, Music Librarian Marti and Kelly Sudduth Chair Contact PO Box 1243 / Fayetteville, AR 72702 479.521.4166 Connect Join our email list Send your info to to receive the latest updates.

FIRST VIOLIN Ronnamarie Jensen, Acting Concertmaster Maestro’s Circle Chair Meredith Hicks, Acting Associate Concertmaster Allison Steiner, Acting Assistant Concertmaster Miranda Baker Burns Matthew Bennett Will Bush Andrew Chu Rebecca Cutler-Metzger Mary Haley Sarah Kelly Raul Munguia Thomas Neely SECOND VIOLIN Miho Oda Sakon, Principal Mt. Sequoyah Women of Music Chair* Geronimo Oyenard, Associate Principal Jana Burton Cristian Martinez Vega Martha Mattes Christy Paxton Karol Rulli Elizabeth Uhimchuk Alistair Watson Alla Wijnands VIOLA Jesse Collett, Principal Kirk Thompson and Brett Burch Chair Rosemarie Barney, Acting Associate Principal Babette Allen Alyssa Bell Grace Clark Lester Lewis Endowed Chair Mary Kelly Hailey Treas Anne Wenzel

CELLO Kari Caldwell, Principal Starr Foundation Chair Eman Chalshotori, Associate Principal Amelia Ivory Ezgi Karakus Erica Parker Cheyenne Rain BASS Jarrett Bastow, Principal Marybeth and Rick Hays Chair Benji Wilson, Acting Associate Principal Kassandra Ferrero Riley Robison FLUTE Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, Principal Greenwood Gearhart Chair Gabriel Vega, Acting Associate Principal Mt. Sequoyah Women of Music Chair* Carley Flowers, piccolo OBOE Theresa Delaplain, Principal Lorraine Duso Kitts Andrew Baker, English horn CLARINET Jasper Hensley, Acting Principal Orlando Scalia, bass clarinet Amanda Hudnall, E-Flat clarinet BASSOON Lia Uribe, Principal Leah Cripps Richard Bobo, contrabassoon

HORN Joseph Falvey, Acting Principal Jason Hofmeister Benjamin Bacni Ashley Walla TRUMPET Richard Rulli, Principal Ed and Carol Clifford Chair Andrew Stadler Tim Wootton TROMBONE Cory Mixdorf, Principal Tenor Hollomon Wailes Chair Justin Cook Jason Hausback, Principal Bass TUBA Ryan Robison, Principal TIMPANI Stephen Craft, Principal PERCUSSION James Harris, Principal Amy Hearting Mariana Aun Micheal Barnes Keith Hendricks KEYBOARD Tomoko Kashiwagi, Acting Principal Garrison Financial Chair Kristy Olefsky Amy Hearting, celesta

*Mt. Sequoyah Women of Music: Liz Allen, Carol Barnett, Jenny Coogan, Karolyn Farrell, Phoebe Goodwin, Jill King, Melinda Nickle, Natalie Olsen, Lynn Rogers, Jane Scroggs, Jackie Telfair, Laura Wilkins, and Ann Marie Ziegler


Paul Haas Music Director & Conductor SoNA Music Director Paul Haas enjoys a distinctive career as conductor, composer and installation artist. His guest conducting engagements have included performances with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, San Antonio Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony, among others, as well as festival appearances.

the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Over the last decade, he has written commissions for a wide variety of iconic venues, including the Park Avenue Armory and Rubin Museum of Art in New York, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the Anchorage Museum of Art in Alaska, and

Haas is a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School. He resides in Germantown, New York, with his wife and three children. Find out more at

In addition to his positions as Music Director of SoNA and the Thunder Bay Symphony in Ontario, Canada, Haas is the founder and Artistic Director of Sympho, a trailblazing concert production company that creates powerful and emotional musical experiences, collaborating with leading artists and using unexpected performance methods and unorthodox venues.

SoNA Singers Soprano Clara Augustin Elaine Augustin Gabriela Blotor Greta Blotor Kandace Bowen Lindsay Burnett Samanthe Burrow Amanda Duggan Kerry Elias Shana Gold Rebecca Graer Cheri Headrick Vickie Hilliard Shiloh Jones Erin Jorgenson Amy Joyce Amy Locke Summer Matlock Diane Morrison Rosezita Morrison

Zoe Naylor Erin Schlabach Becky Seidl Callie Skembo Cathy Suazo Madison Weskamp Regina Elizabeth Woods Kaitlyn Wyre Alto Rebeca Adler Elizabeth Bainbridge Marcie Bayles Kierstin Bible Beth Carson Adele Coleman Kristen Flesner Zessna Garcia Rios Christina Hacala Cassie T Holder Robyn Holt

Maria Jones Sarah Matteri Barbara Miller Kailey Miller Erin Novak Katie Ramsey Laurie Reh Laura Shatkus April Taylor Crystal Tipton Holly White Tenor Chris Brown Christopher Brown Nephtali Cantu Doug Cummins Michael Garner Ben Hill Blaine Hill Daniel Jordan

Micah Smukler Michael Upton Ryan Widen Bass Gabriel Blotor Dennis Brewer Jeff Clapper Caleb Ellicott John Ford David Frantz Juan Garcia David Hernandez Jim Bob Loyd Zak Morris Joshua Segraves Justin Stewart Jeramy Upton

Guest Singers Bios

Guest Choirs

Soprano Heather Buck, tenor Jonathan Blalock, and baritone Timothy LeFebvre

Bentonville High School Chamber Singers and University of Arkansas Children’s Choir

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SoNA wishes to thank the donors who have contributed to our Endowment Fund through the Maestro’s Circle. If you would like to learn more about multi-year gifts that help ensure SoNA’s future, please contact Matthew Herren, Executive Director, at or 479.521.4166. Anonymous Bob & Becky Alexander George & Mary Benjamin The James Burton Blair Family Foundation Bob & Marilyn Bogle Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Joel & Lynn Carver Nick & Carolyn Cole Bill & Catherine Corley Tom & Cynthia Coughlin Sandra K. Edwards Lewis & Donna Epley Pete & Shirley Esch Hershey & Denise Garner

Tom Garrison Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood Orville & Susan Hall Betty Harrison Malcolm & Ellen Hayward Marybeth & Rick Hays Tony & Susan Hui Tom & Karen Kapella Tom & Jill King Hannah & Greg Lee Jim & Ann McKenzie Nancy McVey Ellis & Kay Melton David & Pam Parks

Peggy Parks Mary Lynn Reese Mike & Mary Russell Frank & Sara Sharp Bob & Diane Shaw Mark & Diane Simmons Dewitt & Cindy Smith Billie Starr Marti & Kelly Sudduth Kirk Thompson & Brett Burch The Walton Family Foundation Jackie Telfair & Tod Yeslow


Corporate, Foundation & Government Partners

Alice L. Walton Foundation

Baum Charitable Foundation Trust Support for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Season Partners


Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Friends of SoNA Contributions to SoNA’s annual fund and special events enable us to continue to bring great music and innovative music education to life in Northwest Arkansas. Gifts listed below have been received or pledged as of December 31, 2019. We make every effort to maintain accurate records. If we have inadvertently omitted your name, please let us know so that we may correct our error. Gifts listed below do not include corporate matches.  Concerto  $10,000+  Anonymous Bob & Marilyn Bogle  Nick & Carolyn Cole  Cynthia Coughlin  Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood  Marybeth & Rick Hays  Malcolm & Ellen Hayward  Frank & Sara Sharp Mark & Diane Simmons   Dewitt H. Smith III & Cynthia B. Smith  Billie Starr Marti & Kelly Sudduth Kirk Thompson & Brett Burch   Bravissimo  $5,000 - $9,999  Bob & Becky Alexander  George & Mary Benjamin  The James Burton Blair Family Foundation  Joel & Lynn Carver  Sandra K. Edwards Pete & Shirley Esch  Orville & Susan Hall  Bruce & Joan Johnson  Hannah & Greg Lee Tom & Jill King  Jim & Ann McKenzie  Ellis & Kay Melton  David & Pam Parks  Mary Lynn Reese  Mike & Mary Russell Bob & Diane Shaw  Jackie Telfair & Tod Yeslow Eric Wailes & Michael Hollomon The Walton Family Foundation     Bravo $2,500 - $4,999  Anonymous  Ed & Carol Clifford  Bob Costrell Hershey & Denise Garner Doug & Barbara Prichard  Todd Simmons Bruce & Laura Wilkins 

Encore $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous  Carol Barnett  Thad & Melanie Beck  Julianne Brown Evan & Anita Bukey Wade Burnside & Janet Baker Virginia Ann Coogan  Melissa & Ross DeVol Don Deweese  John & Kay DuVal  John Elrod Di Fang Don & Karolyn Farrell  David Fedele & Matthew Herren Carl & Josh Frazier-Sparks Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner Sue & Lyle Gohn   Josh & Melissa Hagerman Morriss & Ann Henry Tony & Susan Hui Drew Hutchison Jim & Suza Jordan  Bob & Linda Kelly Cheryl Kester  Peter B. Lane & Barb Putman David & Elaine Longer David Malone & Deborah Thomas Malone Marshall McKenzie Mike & Kathy Moss Melinda & Bob Nickle  Steven & Kate Noller  Bill & Natalie Olsen Russell & Sylvia Riggs  Carolyn Smart Joyce Stafford & Jack Cole Sally Stone  Bud & Mary Storey Anthony & Chantal Sumlin Jason Viator & Kolten English  Ann Marie Ziegler  Prestissimo $500 - $999  Ken & Liz Allen Jacqui Brandli & Doug Cummins  Hugh & Martha Brewer  Jack & Grace Cleghorn Richard Dailey

Cora Davis Sid & Kay Davis Joyce & Bill Feldman Janet Flaccus & Bruce Dixon Jeannie Fleeman  Lawrence Garrison Phoebe J. Goodwin Albert Gray  Howard & Treva Hamilton Rebecca Newth Harrison Pete & Margo Heinzelmann  Michael Hill & Gary Fast Bob & Carol Hodges  The Christopher Lavagnino Charitable Trust Mike & Eileen Lieber  Bill & Sabra Martin Linda & Bob McMath  Rita & Lindsey Miller  Robert & Susan Patton  Lynn Rogers & Jerry Jones  Richard & Julie Roblee Joe & Sue Schultz William & Judy Schwab Eloise Jane Scroggs Ken & Celia Shireman Mark Smidt Dr. & Mrs. Arnold Smith Janice Stanesic  Paul & Linda Swaim Tucker Taylor LeAnn & Bill Underwood Donald & Sheroll Walker John & Kitten Weiss Kathy & Bob Welsh Margaret M. Whillock Pattie & David Williams  Alan & Carol Sue Wooten    Presto $250 - $499  Anonymous   Frank Bailey Max & Margaret Barron  Brad Beach & Elkin Perez                 Aaron & Amanda Boehmler Susan Bristow Patric & Terrye Brosh Frank & Marty Burggraf Cathy Case & Robert Rodweller Buddy & Susan Chadick Ellen Compton Tommy & Rebecca Free Paul & Suzette Haas  Al & Dorothy Hanby Thomas & Maryellen Herren Walt & Millie Heyne  Barbara Jackson Charles & Phyllis Johnson Sandra Luetjen  Bill Mandrell Mack & Jana Mayfield

Michelle McBride Bill & Kim McComas Dennis McKinnie John & Diane McWilliams Jeanette & Jim Millar Brandy & Dwight Mitchell  Lee & Lynn Moore Trisha Moore & Vicente Yanez Stanley & Peggy Mott  Tim & Debbie Ogg Amy Pahlka-Sellars Chip & Carey Pollard  Nancy Preis Hoyt & Mary Purvis  Martin & Cookie Redfern Jordan Rinke Rick & Janet Roessler  Ann Rosso David Russell Ann & Charles Rye Steve & Cynthia Schneider Steve Skoch & Robin Skochova Ellen Smith Curt Stamp Rebecca Summerlin  Loyd & Carol Swope Dick & Nancy Trammel Marv & Donna Wiseman   Allegro $100 - $249  C.L. Abercrombie Karen Anderson Randy & Pamela Andersen Helen Bladon Paul Blisard & Kristi Perryman John Van & Rosemary Brahana  John Brewer Evelyn & Ron Brown John E. Brown, III Dan & Debra Broyles Robert & Vicky Bruce June M. Carter Holly Childs  Margaret Clark  Paul Corlett Drew & Nancy Collom Patricia A. Cornish  Gaye & Jim Cypert  Nancy Dodson Ted & Dianne Dreher  Amanda Duggan Richard Eggert & Patrice Stewart  Lewis Epley James & Betty Ezell  Boyd Fisher  Deb Flanders & Tim Foley Ronald Fowler Denise Frihart Monroe & Pat Harrison  Gemzel Hernandez Vickie Hilliard 

Jo Ann Hughes Jacqueline King Peter & Judy Kohler Priscilla Kumpe Burnis Leavens Garry & Marilyn Lee Don & JoAnn Lyall Cathy & Stephen Marak Melanie Mason Nancy & Ken Mays  Jacob McElroy Peggy McMenus Bill & Deeg Mitchell Barbara Moore Mike Necessary Sue & Tom O’Neal Steve & Rosemary Petruconis  Joe Randel Gary Reich & Keith Floyd  James R. Roe Kitty & Bill Rubenstein Barbara Rutledge Dr. & Mrs. James Scherer Katie Schifano Rena Jean Schmieg Louise Ryan & Jacob Schnur Phillip & Mary Alice Serafini Jerri & John Skaggs Betsy Smith Jacquelyn Smith E.E. Springsted Norma Staley Dan & Laura Street Joe & Jennifer Thompson  Mark Tocco & Colleen McCarthy Craig & Laura Underwood Brad Vester Sarah Van Vleck Charles & Sandra White Chris & Carrie Wolf   Debut $20 - $99  Anonymous Stanley & Kimberly Bradley Roxana Canjura Thomas & Roxanna Cole Julie Daughety Laura Denham Genie Donovan Jennifer Janet Featherston Jill Goss Walt & Sudie Henderson Elizabeth T. Howick Barrett Johnson Bill & Missy Darwin Kincaid Hugh Kincaid John E. & Sally Kelley King Leslie C. Krusen, Jr. John & Harriet Mack  Corey & Melody Miller Carl Owenby

Annette Penney Wilbur & Mary Rankin Jean & Jimmie Rogers Susan & Tom Schallhorn Doris Schuldt Kurt & Gene Tweraser Amy Vaughn Mary Anne Westphal In Honor of Peter Benoliel Peter Lane    In Memory of William Bainbridge Kathryn C. Rubenstein   Matching Gifts

In-Kind Support Candlewood Suites The Chancellor Hotel Cynthia Coughlin Don Deweese Eventures David Fedele Garrison Financial Corporation Greenwood Gearhart Inc. HOG Country Media Harrington, Miller, Kieklak, Eichmann & Brown, P.A. Malcolm & Ellen Hayward Bruce & Joan Johnson The Kester Group Jill King Liquor World Jana Mayfield Mermaids Seafood Restaurant Mount Sequoyah Natalie Olsen PIGMINT Przybysz & Associates, CPAs Winifred Shanor St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Marti Sudduth Vantage Point Communications White River Hardwoods


Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

Masterworks I: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

SoNA & Walton Arts Center present

A Very SoNA Christmas

Masterworks II: Carmina Burana

NOV. 9, 2019 – 7:30PM

DEC. 21, 2019 – 2PM & 7:30PM

The Snowman: A Family Concert DEC. 22, 2019 – 2PM

FEB. 1, 2020 – 7:30PM

Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

MARCH 21, 2020 – 7:30PM

Masterworks IV: Pictures at an Exhibition MAY 2, 2020 – 7:30PM

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