Washington Performing Arts 2018/19 Annual Report

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You Made It Happen: Annual Report 2018/19 Season

A Note from Jenny Bilfield Powerful artistic expression. Generous support. Dedicated instruction. Hard work. And fun. All of this stems from the people at the heart of Washington Performing Arts. In 2018/19, more than 180 individuals comprised Washington Performing Arts’ Board of Directors, Junior Board, Women’s Committee, and staff, fueling the organization behind the scenes with ardor and commitment. And tens of thousands of donors and audience members lent their own support, in unique ways. Plus, hundreds of teaching artists, teachers, and diplomats served tens of thousands of students and lifelong learners throughout the district—27,000 alone through our D.C. Keys program in the D.C. Public Schools! Similarly, thousands of artists on our main stage and Mars Arts D.C. stages throughout all eight wards brought transcendent artistic experiences to more than 56,000 passionate audience members last season. The images that open and close this year’s annual report speak to the range and breadth of these moments that you made possible: •

Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar in a stunning evening of Northern Indian classical music at Sixth & I

Pre-eminent cellist and global humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma packing Washington National Cathedral—and Union Station

Creative programmer and pianist Lara Downes’ impactful residency with young student composers, alongside her main stage performance highlighting commissions and works by fearless women

Rising phenom accordionist Hanzhi Wang opening our season at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Fifth graders celebrating their Embassy Adoption Program capstone presentation at the Royal Thai Embassy

Dazzling members of Philharmonix—from the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic—in performance and in celebration with the Embassies of Germany and Austria

These were just a few highlights amongst a season that included thousands of magical moments. Reflecting back on each and every one brings a smile and deep feelings of gratitude. Thank you for welcoming us into your lives, and thank you for the visions of generosity and warmth that grace these pages.

Jenny Bilfield President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts


Table of Contents Thank you from Washington Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Main Stage Artistry Inspires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Special Productions Soar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The World in Our City: On the Stage, In the Classroom, Throughout Our Community . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mars Arts D.C. Explodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 From Classroom to the Stage: Education and Gospel Programs Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Extraordinary Events Honor Extraordinary People and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2018/19 By the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Supporters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Corporate Supporters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Legacy Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

The team that made the impossible possible. I am so grateful to all of you.

– Yo-Yo Ma on the WPA staff, November 29, 2018

Photos on opposite page: Anoushka Shankar with performance sponsors; WPA Board Chair Tom Gallagher with COTG Artistic Director Michele Fowlin and MWOTG Artistic Director Theodore Thorpe; Cécile McLorin Salvant with performance sponsors; Hearst Elementary School students with H.E. Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Everyone at thanks you for an

Photos (L-R from top): Board members with H.E. Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of Kosovo; Artists and Staff celebrating at the close of the Sizzle & Swing Gala; Board and Staff at the Gala; Members of the United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants at Whittier Education Campus; Women’s Committee members at the Legacy Society annual event; Kosovar tenor Rame Lahaj in performance at the Cosmos Club 4

Washington Performing Arts extraordinary year!

Photos (L-R from top): Staff at the Gala; Feder String Competition Award Winner performing at the Awards Ceremony and Concert; Khalida Betancourt, member of Children of the Gospel Choir; Junior Board members at Prost! party following Philharmonix main stage performance; Supporters and staff at the Gala; Junior Board members and friends at Republic Restoratives for Music Distilled, featuring Classically Dope, a hip-hop/rap and classical music collaboration between Konshens The MC and local quintet Wavelength Winds; H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany, with Jenny Bilfield


Main Stage Artistry Inspires: Across Genres, Beyond Themes

2018/19 was brimming with main stage highlights, including Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Cello Suites, showcased on pages 8-9. We explored themes of home, cultural history, and identity with artists around the world and heard extraordinary orchestras like the seasoned Czech Philharmonic and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, both on their first American tours in many years. And we experienced superb artistry across generations: from the staggering gifts of Hammond organ virtuoso Dr. Lonnie Smith and pianist Leon Fleisher, both playing professionally for more than six decades, to fresh talent on the rise in our beloved Hayes Series and other recitals. Truly, this year’s main stage season offered countless moments of discovery and even transcendence. #WeMakeItHappen

SPECIAL THANKS Vusi Mahlasela and Lara Downes/Rhiannon Giddens Holes in the Sky: Susan B. Hepner Family and Great Jones Capital; Galena-Yorktown Foundation Dreamers’ Circus: Elaine Rose; Galena-Yorktown Foundation West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: Morton and Norma Lee Funger; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Northern Trust; the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts; Betsy and Robert Feinberg Carlos Henriquez Nonet: Frank and Sylvia White; Altria Group, Inc.; Events DC; Galena-Yorktown Foundation.


Vusi Mahlasela

Kronos Quartet: Philip R. West and Barbara Yellen; Pamela Sutherland; The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund; Galena-Yorktown Foundation

Pictured (L-R from top): Lara Downes and Rhiannon Giddens rehearse Holes in the Sky; Danish folk trio Dreamers’ Circus; West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with conductor Daniel Barenboim and cello soloist Kian Soltani; bassist Carlos Henriquez; violinist Yevgeny Kutik; Kronos Quartet with guest vocalist Mahsa Vahdat


Special Productions Soar: Yo-Yo Ma and Beyond

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In 2018/19, Washington Performing Arts fully embraced its role as producer and presenter, amplifying Yo-Yo Ma’s sold-out main stage performance at Washington National Cathedral to an audience of more than 5,000 at Union Station and hundreds of thousands more around the world through 60+ additional performers, eight phenomenal partnerships, and one extraordinary livestream. Our reach extended further in 2018/19 through our original production, On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration, produced in collaboration with The U.S. Air Force Band—and broadcasting throughout the country in 2019/20. #YoYoinDC

SPECIAL THANKS Yo-Yo Ma’s performance at Washington National Cathedral: Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation; and Daniel Heider Yo-Yo Ma simulcast at Union Station: Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project; Roger and Vicki Sant; the Roger R. McCormick Foundation; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and Mars Arts D.C, which is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated


On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration: Lyn and Barry Chasen and Altria Group, Inc.

Dear WPA, As the daughter of someone who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II, I was SO moved by last night’s Glenn Miller program at Strathmore. By taking me back to that WWII era, I was really able to see what an important role Glenn Miller’s music played in keeping spirits bright during that very dark time. Last night’s program was the best I’ve ever attended. It brought together all the performing arts in service of something greater: recognizing the courage and conviction of those who serve in America’s military. Attending was not just a pleasure, but an honor. –Marilyn Millstone Friend of Washington Performing Arts

Looking ahead to 2020/21: Board and Junior Board members and staff journeyed to Toronto’s Volcano Theatre in January to preview a reimagining of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts alongside Cal Performances, Banff Centre for the Arts, and others. February 2019 saw a preview at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 10th Annual AVOICE Heritage Celebration. (Pictured: Rep. Maxine Waters with composer/violinist Jannina Norpoth and soprano Neema Bickersteth; Board members, artistic team, and staff in Toronto)


The World in Our City: On the Main Stage, In the Classroom, Throughout Our Community

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EAP in Action: Learning about birds of prey with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Vikings with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The Embassy Adoption Program is a partnership between Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools.

World in Our City programming continued to flourish in 2018/19, through 12 months of Latinx in D.C. programming connected to our Dreamers world-premiere simulcast, 85 Embassy Adoption Program partnerships, and 30+ events on the main stage and in our community that celebrated artists and ensembles from 99 different countries. #WorldinOurCity #LatinxinDC

SPECIAL THANKS Dreamers: Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround, Inc; Fred and Lucia Hill; and Gary and Silvia Yacoubian; Washington Performing Arts orchestral performances: Betsy and Robert Feinberg

Latinx in D.C. performances: Events DC; Mars, Incorporated and Jacqueline Badger Mars via Mars Arts D.C. Embassy Adoption Program: The Boeing Company; Kinder Morgan Foundation; Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin; Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa, Spouse of the Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain


Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this… So happy to have shared the stage with amazing performers—especially to see our youth have such powerful performances.

–Tara Trinity Villanueva Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, following Millennium Stage Dreamers event

Latinx in D.C. was a 12-month, 25-event, 20-partner series spotlighting the vibrant contributions of D.C.-based Latinx artists through timely and relevant conversations, collaborations, performances, and reflections around identity, social justice, and current events. The project was anchored by WPA’s co-commissioned oratorio, Dreamers, by Jimmy López and Nilo Cruz, which was presented in a free public simulcast in March 2019, powerfully capturing in words and music the human toll of the immigration crisis as performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Nearly 80 local Latinx artists performed in venues throughout the city, and the series received frequent coverage in Spanish-language media. 11

Mars Arts D.C. Explodes:

New Footprint, New Partnerships, New Look Washington Performing Arts’ community impact achieved exponential growth in 2018/19 via the Mars Arts D.C. platform, presenting over 60 events at 34 unique venues, showcasing D.C.-based artists and students in collaboration with main stage artists. Partners included D.C. Public Library, Library of Congress, Politics & Prose, Smithsonian’s Freer | Sackler Galleries, and THEARC. Whether through myriad book clubs or more than a dozen performances and education workshops by our two resident ensembles, DuPont Brass and VeVe & tha Rebels, Mars Arts D.C. continued to innovate and expand our reach and connection throughout the District. #MarsArtsDC

SPECIAL THANKS Mars Arts D.C. is a partnership between Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars Summer Concerts on the Lawn: Encompass Supply/ Rudy Burwell & Mona Mohib


Washington Performing Arts is one of our very favorite and most appreciated partners.

–Morgan Hungerford West Creative/Culture Director, The LINE DC

In 2018/19 Mars Arts D.C. continued successful collaborations with The LINE DC (top) as well as with the Library of Congress (above), through its Summer Concerts on the Lawn series. Ensemblesin-Residence brought their artistry to the main stage at Sixth & I, both alone and alongside students that they coached through Washington Performing Arts’ Capital Jazz Partnership.

Mars Arts D.C.

Mars Arts D.C. launched a new look—and a new name—in 2018/19. The new logo reflects the vibrant partnership between Washington Performing Arts, Jacqueline Badger Mars, and Mars, Incorporated, one of metro D.C.’s hometown companies. Formerly called the Mars Urban Arts Initiative, Mars Arts D.C. continues its founding partners’ shared passion for D.C. artists and our city’s many communities, and includes an interpreation of the D.C. flag.

A partnership of Mars, Incorporated & Washington Performing Arts


From the Classroom to the Stage:

Education and Gospel Programs Shine Exposure, participation, and performance. No matter the entry-point—and with social and emotional learning at the core—Washington Performing Arts’ education programs thrived in 2018/19. Through more than 900 events and programs that reached 131 D.C. area schools in all eight wards and beyond, we served 43,000+ students as well as lifelong learners, many through our partnership with D.C. Public Schools. And we continued to realize our multi-year strategy for growing and strengthening our gospel music programs in all dimensions: more knowledge in the classroom, more performances on the main stage, and more investment. #WeMakeArtsEdHappen

SPECIAL THANKS D.C. Public Schools, for their partnership around Embassy Adoption Program, Capital Arts Partnerships, and so many of our programs. Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities; and more than 30 individual, corporate, and foundation donors fuel our education and gospel programs.

Because of arts education, my students are afforded opportunities to have meaningful experiences that will influence them not only as musicians, but will dictate their future choices and how they navigate this world as contributing members of society for the rest of their lives.

–Mr. David Onley, Columbia Heights Educational Campus Jazz Ensemble Director and Capital Arts Partnership Educator (Pictured above, CAP students with Chucho Valdés at Sixth & I)

Capital Arts Partnerships • Children of the Gospel Choir • Concerts In S Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools • Enriching Experience Feder Memorial String Competition • Men and Women of the Gospel C 14

I can’t thank all of you enough for the amazing opportunity. The scholarship is really appreciated—I wish I could thank the people who donated. It really means so much to me!!

–Dana Wolpe Winner, 2019 Feder Memorial String Competition

ABOVE: Jordan Embrack—a member of the Children of the Gospel Choir for nine years (pictured here with Jenny Bilfield and COTG Artistic Director Michele Fowlin)—was the inaugural recipient of “The Reggie,” named for WPA’s past Chairman Reginald Van Lee. Her path continues at Philadelphia’s selective University of the Arts, where she will major in musical theater. WPA also celebrated seven Charlotte Schlosberg Scholars in a public recital showcasing the students’ growth through private study afforded by the program. LEFT: Offstage, we enhanced our gospel music programs’ experiences with the addition of a formal Music Director, new musicianship exercises and gospel music history classes for participants, and pre-show talks for audiences (Pictured left: WPA Manager of Choir Curriculum and Performance Raynetta Wiggins-Jackson and Phillip Carter in dialogue at Strathmore)

Schools • D.C. Honor Ensembles • D.C. Keys • Embassy Adoption es for Seniors • In-School Artist Residencies • Joseph and Goldie Choir • Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition


Extraordinary Events Honor Extraordinary People and Programs A pair of special events—the Sizzle & Swing Gala and Auction and a luncheon honoring President Emeritus Douglas Wheeler’s 50 years of selfless and visionary service to Washington Performing Arts—raised more than $1.06 million to support our programs on the main stage, in the classroom, and through the community.

SPECIAL THANKS Gala Co-Chairs: Lyn and Barry Chasen, Tom Gallagher and Barbara Myers; Junior Board Gala Co-Chairs: Rebecca Allen, Cassidy Grunninger, Wesley Thomas; Women’s Committee Gala Chair: Denise Rollins Luncheon Co-Chairs: Jeanne Weaver Ruesch; The Honorable Stephen Porter and Mrs. Susan Porter; Peter and Ineke Kreeger; Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts


Pictured: (page 16, L-R from top) Sizzle & Swing Gala and Auction at the National Building Museum; Junior Board members and guests; guest artist Veronica Swift (bottom right); (page 17, L-R from top) Emcee Tamara Tunie and guests; social media coverage of the event; Board, Junior Board, and Women’s Committee gala co-chairs; Women’s Committee members

More than 100 guests—including Board, Honorary Board, and Women’s Committee members, past and present— gathered to celebrate the leadership of Doug Wheeler at the exquisite home of WPA Board member Debbie Driesman and her husband, Frank Islam. (Pictured here, L-R from top: Past Chairs Lena Scott Lundh and Lydia Micheaux Marshall with Doug; Women’s Committee members with Doug; Past Board members with Past Chair Danny Korengold)


2018/19 By the Numbers Contracted Services 1%

In-Kind 0.5%

Miscellaneous Income 1%

Investments 4.5%

REVENUE $7.33M Tickets 29%

Development 64%

Special Productions 6%

External Relations 5%

Administration 11%

Education 15%

EXPENSES $7.52M Programming and Production 41%

Development 22%

When available, audited financial statements will be available at WashingtonPerformingArts.org/AnnualReport. 18

Your support in 2018/19 made so much happen – THANK YOU! WPA Teaching Artists collectively provided

187 main stage and

284 hours of instruction

community events

to Capital Arts Partnership students in 11 D.C. Public Schools

800 students attended performances through the Gateway Student Ticket Program

914 in-school

education events

Performances in

38 venues across the D.C. area

347 Mars Arts D.C. artists and

speakers took the stage throughout all eight wards

35 new institutional partnerships

SPECIAL THANKS Gateway Student Ticket Program: Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Betsy and Robert Feinberg


Washington Performing Arts Leadership 2018/19 (September 1, 2018–August 31, 2019)

Current and Past Presidents Jenny Bilfield

Douglas H. Wheeler

President & CEO

President Emeritus

Neale Perl

Patrick Hayes †

President Emeritus


Board of Directors Anthony Otten

Tom Gallagher



Marike Paulsson

Christina Co Mather


Vice Chair

Burton Fishman

Steven Kaplan

General Counsel

Vice Chair

Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha Alkhalifa Jeffrey Bauman Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO* Hans Bruland Rudy Burwell Charlotte Cameron Lyn Chasen Trista L. P. Colbert Jennifer Coulter Kelly King Dibble Debbie Driesman Candace Dyal Robert S. Feinberg Brad Figel Norma Lee Funger Felecia Love Greer Luanne Gutermuth Jay M. Hammer Daniel Heider Susan B. Hepner Grace Hobelman Patricia Howell

Kathryn Jones Robert G. Liberatore David Marventano Camden Miller* John F. Olson W. Stephen Piper Shebbie Robinson Rice* Irene Roth Yvonne Sabine* James J. Sandman Marc Schlosberg Ami Scott Monica Scott Peter Shields Ruth Sorenson Reginald Van Lee Mary Jo Veverka Philip West Douglas H. Wheeler, President Emeritus* Sylvia Davis White * Ex-officio

Past Chairs Todd Duncan † William N. Cafritz † Aldus H. Chapin † Kenneth M. Crosby † Jean Head Sisco † Kent T. Cushenberry † Harry M. Linowes Edward A. Fox Hugh H. Smith Alexine Clement Jackson 20

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Lydia Micheaux Marshall Stephen W. Porter † Elliott S. Hall Lena Ingegerd Scott James F. Lafond Bruce E. Rosenblum Daniel L. Korengold Susan B. Hepner Jay M. Hammer Reginald Van Lee

Honorary Directors Nancy G. Barnum Arturo Brillembourg Josephine Cooper The Honorable Debbie Dingell Roselyn Payne Epps, MD † Sophie P. Fleming † Eric R. Fox Peter Ladd Gilsey † Barbara W. Gordon † France K. Graage James M. Harkless Vicurtis G. Hinton †

Jake Jones Marvin C. Korengold, MD † Peter L. Kreeger Robert G. Liberatore Jerome B. Libin Dennis G. Lyons † Dr. Gary Mather Gilbert D. Mead † Gerson Nordlinger † Susan Porter Frank H. Rich † Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan

Veronica Valencia Sarukhan Charlotte Schlosberg † Samuel A. Schreiber Jon Sedmak Albert H. Small Shirley Small The Honorable James W. Symington Stefan F. Tucker Carol Wilner Paul Martin Wolff

Junior Board

Rebecca Allen Paul Ashe C. Wallace Dewitt Adam Farra Anna Forgie Benjamin Fuller Natalie Groom Cassidy Grunninger

Camden Miller Chair

Alyssa O’Connor Vice Chair, Audience Engagement

Aaron Menenberg Vice Chair, Philanthropy

Rebecca Chang Secretary

Jordan Hepner Margaret Hurwitz Alexis Johnson Jennifer Kane Angela C.Y. King Andrew Lee André O. Lewis Cody Blaise Light

Grace Lin Joseph May Haley Morrisson Michelle Nelson Arjun Shah Rachel Stern Kerrien Suarez Kristen Taylor

Ebony D. Thomas Wesley Thomas Manasi Tirodkar Lindsey Woody Zenon Zabinski

Women’s Committee Shebbie Robinson Rice President

Vinetta Jones Recording Secretary

Beverly Bascomb Corresponding Secretary

Arleen Kessler 1st Vice President

Denise Rollins Assistant Recording Secretary

Albertina Lane Immediate Past President

Dina Lassow 2nd Vice President

Lorraine Paladino Adams Treasurer

Barbara MacKenzie Gordon † Founding President

Alison Arnold Ernestine Arnold Toni Baker Sylvia Belton Bunny Bialek Patricia Bonds Francesca Britton Gwendolyn Brown Elsie Bryant Charlotte Cameron Changamiré Claire Cherry-Ruiz Carleene Dei Jan Du Plain Stacie Fabre Naomi Freeman Rosetta Freeman Jannes Waples Gibson Linda Goldman Paula Goldman

Lisa Goodson Rosemarie Harris Ruth Reed Hodges Ray Hoffman † Enid Johnson Madelyn Elise Johnson Anna Faith Jones Edna Robinson Jones Elaine Kolodny Eleanor Leak Cheryl M. Long Hilda McIntosh Glendonia McKinney Cheryl McQueen Dianne McRae Annette Morchower Paulette Nehama Jacqueline Newsome-Williams Njambi Brenda Parker

Susan Rao Debbie Rayford Aleya Romero Elaine Rose Rita Segerman Deborah Sewell Wendy Shapiro Billie Laverne Smith Therrell Smith Leah Tavens Gloria Thrasher † Brenda Vaughan Diana Johnson Veilleux Gladys M. Watkins Carolyn Ross Wilson Bette Davis Wooden † Deceased, as of December 2019


Washington Performing Arts Supporters Washington Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and institutions whose generous contributions support our artistic and educational programming. Patrons who contributed $500 or more in support of the 2018/19 season are listed below with our thanks (September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019). $100,000+ The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Lyn and Barry Chasen D.C. Public Schools Betsy and Robert Feinberg Mr. Tom Gallagher Estate of Mr. Herbert Lindow Ms. Jacqueline Badger Mars, and Mars, Incorporated Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather $50,000-$99,999 Altria Group Susan S. Angell National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program/U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Mr. and Mrs. Morton Funger, The Funger Foundation Galena-Yorktown Foundation Park Foundation Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman Mr. Hubert M. Schlosberg Ruth and Arne Sorenson


$25,000-$49,999 Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg Dan Cameron Family Foundation, Inc. Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert Daimler Fluor Corporation Philip L. Graham Fund Ms. Susan B. Hepner Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Northern Trust Thomas J. Kim and John F. Olson Billy Rose Foundation Mrs. Jeanne W. Ruesch Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin Peter Shields and Ace Werner/ Wiley Rein LLP Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation Stillwater LLC / Ms. Janice J. Kim and Mr. Anthony L. Otten Mary Jo Veverka

$15,000-$24,999 Anonymous (2) Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa, Spouse of the Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coulter DyalCompass Encompass Supply / Rudy Burwell and Mona Mohib Mr. and Mrs. Burton J. Fishman Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Gold Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Hammer Mr. Daniel Heider Grace P. Hobelman Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Howell Jr. Dr. J. Stephen and Mrs. Kathryn Jones Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kaplan Karel Komárek Family Foundation Kiplinger Foundation Inc. Rob Liberatore and Debra Kraft Liberatore Robert R. McCormick Foundation Dr. Robert Misbin Pepco, An Exelon Company W. Stephen and Diane E. Piper Dr. Irene Roth and Dr. Vicken Poochikian Gordon and Lisa Rush Roger and Victoria Sant Trust Drs. Marc Schlosberg and Doreen Moreira Ami Scott and Lucius Outlaw III Ms. Monica Scott and Mr. Cameron Hamrick Mr. Reginald Van Lee Washington Gas Light Company Philip R. West and Barbara Yellen Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Wheeler Mr. Frank White and Mrs. Sylvia Davis White $10,000-$14,999 Anonymous Mr. Stanley Asrael The Boeing Company Chasen & Boscolo Glenmede Trust Company Robert and Arlene Kogod The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation The Meredith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Milstein

The Hon. Mary V. Mochary and Dr. Philip E. Wine National Endowment for the Arts Nationwide Ourisman Automotive of VA/ Mr. Daniel Korengold and Ms. Martha Dippell Jan and Marike Paulsson The Honorable † and Mrs. Stephen Porter Prince Charitable Trusts Purple Line Transit Partners Mr. and Mrs. John V. Thomas Mr. Marvin F. Weissberg Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Young $5,000-$9,999 Anonymous (2) The Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Foundation Dr. † and Mrs. † Clement C. Alpert Mr. and Mrs. Eliezer H. Benbassat Ms. Jenny Bilfield and Dr. Joel Phillip Friedman Mark and Jennie Bishof Mrs. Frances Burka † Mr. Peter Buscemi and Ms. Judith Miller Dr. and Mrs. Abe Cherrick Dr. Mark Cinnamon and Ms. Doreen Kelly Ms. Nadine Cohodas Dimick Foundation EventsDC Mr. Michael Frankhuizen Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Mrs. Paula Seigle Goldman (W) Mr. and Mrs. Rolf Graage Graham Holdings Company Mike and Luanne Gutermuth Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Jones Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Kreeger Mary and Chris Mahle Ms. Lydia Micheaux Marshall Mr. and Mrs. David O. Maxwell Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Peter Nicklin and Linda McCausland † Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Polinger Adam Clayton Powell III and Irene M. Solet Public Welfare Foundation

Ms. Pamela Sutherland Mr. and Mrs. Brian Tommer Mr. and Mrs. Stefan F. Tucker Washington Orthopaedic & Knee Clinic, Stem Cell Clinic George Wasserman Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Maggalean W. Weston Gary and Silvia Yacoubian $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous (7) Alice + Olivia LLC William Alsup and Sunny Jung Alsup The Amphion Foundation, Inc. Ambassador and Mrs. Tom H. Anderson, Jr. Mr. Frederick Andreae Patricia Bauman and the Hon. John Landrum Bryant George and Barbara Beach Ellen and Bob Bennett Matt and Melanie Blunt Mr. and Mrs. Landon Butler Mrs. William N. Cafritz Frank and Sunny Cook The Charles Delmar Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Danks Dr. Morgan Delaney and Mr. Osborne P. Mackie Mr. Mark Determan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dungan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dyer Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Epstein Drs. Elliot and Lily Gardner Feldman James A. Feldman and Natalie Wexler Mr. and Mrs. Brad Figel Ms. Nancy McElroy Folger Patricia Roberts and Bill Foster Thomas Foster and Steven Dahllof Dr. Justin and Mrs. Heather Frank Ms. Catherine French Mrs. Rhona Wolfe Friedman and Mr. Don Friedman Benjamin and Cricket Fuller Mr. Donald and Mrs. Irene Dunn Gavin Mr. Stephen Graham Cab and Susan Grayson Ms. Felecia Love Greer Susan and John Gurley Maria J. Hankerson, PhD Fred and Lucia Hill

Alisa Weilerstein with the Czech Philharmonic, celebrating the centenary of Czech independence during an international tour Ms. Sophia McCrocklin and Mr. William Isaacson Mr. Michael A. F. Johnson and Mrs. Ada F. Johnson Mr. Nicholas Jordan Kanter Kallman Foundation Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan Mr. E. Scott Kasprowicz and Ms. Elizabeth Thorsey Mr. and Mrs. David T. Kenney Arleen (W) and Edward Kessler Kinder Morgan Foundation Knight Kiplinger Dr. Sachiko Kuno Jane Mary Kwass Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lindsay Judie and Harry M. Linowes The Honorable and Mrs. Jan Lodal James and Barbara Loots Lena Ingegerd Scott and Lennart Lundh Larry and Pat Mann John and Joan McAvoy Mr. Camden Miller Mr. Larry L. Mitchell Dr. William Mullins and Dr. Patricia Patrick John and Carol Nannes Mr. Trevor Potter and Mr. Dana Westring Elizabeth Racheva and Danail Rachev Mrs. Lynn Rhomberg Edward and Nancy Rice

Linda Rosenfeld and Fred Krosner Mr. and Mrs. David Roux George and Eva Salamon Steven and Gretchen Seiler Mr. and Mrs. Shepard A. Sheinkman Daniel and Sybil Silver John Staelin and Elizabeth Locke Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stevens Sid Stolz and David Hatfield Mr. Akio Tagawa Mr. Joseph D. Tartaglione Mrs. Holli P. Thompson Maria Voultsides & Thomas Chisnell, II Washington Performing Arts Women’s Committee Christopher Wolf, Esq. Jackie Zins and Gerson Zweifach Shelton and Rory Zuckerman $1,500-$2,499 Anonymous Mrs. Mary Abel Smith Mr. and Mrs. (W) Edward Adams Mr. John B. Adams Ms. Rebecca Allen Ms. Anita Antenucci Ann Backer Ann and Russel Bantham Hon. † and Mrs. John W. Barnum Lisa and James Baugh Ms. Katherine Berger

Jane C. Bergner, Esq. Brown Advisory Mr. and Mrs. Hans Bruland Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cafritz Drs. Judith and Thomas Chused Mr. † and Mrs. Bertrand Collomb Mr. Paul D. Cronin Cynthia Darlington Beth H. Davis and J. Jefferson Davis Mr. and Mrs. J. Bradley Davis Mr. and Mrs. Guy O. Dove III Mr. John Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. James Everett Mr. Adam Farra Kenneth R. Feinberg and Diane Feinberg Sam and Meg Flax Ms. Anna Forgie Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Rosalyn August and Joel Goodman Paul Gourdin & Joanne Weiss Mr. Stephen Graham Marc Grossman and Mildred Patterson Cassidy Grunninger Allen and Susan Hanenbaum James McConnell Harkless, Esq. Dr. and Mrs. (W) Joseph E. Harris Ms. Roberta Sims Harrison Ms. Gertraud Hechl Bruce and Diane Heiman

Victor and Diane Hoskins Ms. Ashley Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kilcarr Ms. Betsy Scott Kleeblatt Ms. Lisa Lafontaine and Mr. Matt Kayhoe Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lamb Mr. and Mrs. Eugene † I. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lange Mr. Andrew Lee Ms. Sandy Lerner Howard T. and Linda R. Martin Mr. John Mickle Haley Morrisson Lt. Gen. and Mrs. Michael A. Nelson Ms. Jean Perin Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Ms. Nancy Ely-Raphel Dr. Nathaniel G. Pitts Premier Orthopedics, P.A. Mrs. Marjorie Principato Mrs. Robert Ramsay Hunter and Elizabeth Rawlings Mr. James Rich Ms. Patricia Richards The Nora Roberts Foundation Ambassador A. Sarukhan and Mrs. V. Valencia Sarukhan Mr. Milton Sender Dr. Margaret Simms and Dr. Charles Betsey Mrs. Nadia Stanfield (W) Women’s Committee † Deceased, as of November 2019


Our annual Legacy Society event, held at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence, honored Sir James Galway, 2019 Ambassador of the Arts recipient, legendary flutist, and longtime WPA friend.

Howard and Janice Stoodley Mr. Wesley Thomas and Mr. Eric Jones Mr. and Mrs. George R. Thompson Jr. Jay Haddock Ortiz and Héctor Torres Mrs. Annie Totah Mr. Sanford and Dr. Beth Ungar Elizabeth Von Hassell Ms. Viviane Warren Dr. Adelaide and Mr. A. Duncan Whitaker, Esq. Ms. Wendelin A. White Kyle Winkfield and Ashley Adams $1,000-$1,499 Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. James B. Adler Ms. Cynthia H. Akuetteh Ms. Barbara Anderson Paul Ashe Ms. Eve Bachrach Rebecca and Winston Chang The Manny & Ruthy Cohen Foundation, Inc. Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Ms. Mary Dennison Mr. C. Wallace Dewitt Ms. Kelly King Dibble Ms. Nancy Ruyle Dodge Earl and Rita Donaldson Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Dworken


Mr. and. Mrs. Joshua Dworken Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Dwoskin EagleBank Ms. Beverly East Robert and Carolyn Falb Ms. Margaret Fallon Danielle Heyman Feist Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Fitzgerald Dr. Jacqui Francis Mr. and Mrs. Harry Geller The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ms. Gloria M. Grandolini Ms. Andrea Grimaldi Natalie Groom Ms. June Hajjar Mr. Bill Harris Jordan Hepner and Nina Damato Mr. Craig M. Hosmer and Ms. Daryl Reinke Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund Mr. William Irwin Mrs. Madeleine Jacobs Mrs. Enid T. Johnson (W) Jim and Heather Johnson Mr. Jake Jones and Ms. Veronica Nyhan-Jones Ms. Leonade D. Jones Jennifer Kane S. Kann Sons Company Foundation Hans Kaper Mrs. Carol Kaplan

Mrs. Kay Kendall and Mr. Jack Davies Ms. Angela C.Y. King Dr. Marvin C. Korengold † Mr. and Mrs. John Koskinen Simeon M. Kriesberg and Martha L. Kahn André O. Lewis Cody Blaise Light Ms. Grace Yinhsiu Lin Jack L. Lipson, Esq. Ms. Jacqueline Rosenberg London and Mr. Paul London The Honorable Cheryl M. Long (W) Mr. Eddie Lorin Ms. Wendy Luke Thomas and Kristen Maddux The Martin Family Charitable Foundation Dr. Joseph May and Mr. Brian Pesin Ms. Shelia McClaney Mr. and Mrs. (W) Rufus W. McKinney Mr. Aaron Menenberg Bo Menkiti Lindsey Merritt Mrs. Ingrid B. Meyer Herbert and Patrice Miller Ms. Lourdes R. Miranda Michelle A. Nelson Melanie and Larry Nussdorf Mr. and Mrs. John Oberdorfer Ms. Alyssa O’Connor

Dr. Marian Osterweis Ms. Rachel Tinsley Pearson Ms. Lynn Rhinehart Shebbie (W) and William Rice Elaine Rose (W) Dr. Ted Rothstein and The Honorable Barbara Rothstein Richard and Jennifer Schifter Peter and Jennifer Seka Dr. Deborah Sewell (W) Arjun and Ami Shah Dr. Deborah J. Sherrill Kerrien and Raymond Suarez Michael and Clare Synge Ms. Kristen Taylor Manasi Tirodkar and Ajay Rao Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Tomares Drs. Anthony and Gladys (W) Watkins Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wheeler Mr. Craig Williams and Ms. Kimberly Schenck Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Winter Lindsey Woody Mr. James Yap Paul Yarowsky and Kathryn Grumbach Mr. Zenon Zabinski $500-$999 Anonymous Ruth and Henry Aaron Mrs. Leone Abroms

Pictured: (page 24 from top right) Women’s Committee members and donors at a Chairman’s Circle post-performance gathering; a 2019 Feder String Competition participant; (page 25, L-R) Men & Women of the Gospel Choir members; students from Suitland High School performed with DuPont Brass at Sixth & I Ms. Maria Alevras Ms. Ernestine Arnold (W) Ms. Beverly Bascomb (W) James and Linda Beers Robert and Arlene Bein Dr. and Mrs. (W) Devaughn Belton Ricklef and Vera Beutin Benjamin and Shari Boscolo David and Katherine Bradley Ms. Samantha Ching Neal and Florence Cohen Mr. John W. Cook Ms. Josephine S. Cooper Ms. Linda Correia Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Craft Ms. Sandra Cummins-Haid Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davis Dr. and Mrs. Chester W. De Long Ms. Yumiko DeCarli Carleen H. Dei (W) Dr. Carol Ann Dyer Ms. Sayre E. Dykes Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Eagle Jason Eaglin Mr. Alan Edelman Mr. Colin England Dr. Toks Fashola Mr. Dave Feinstein and Ms. Sue Pitman Barry and Suzan Friedman Mr. Matthew Gardner Leslie Gerald Ms. Jannes Waples Gibson (W)

Mr. and Mrs. (W) William L. Goldman Estate of Mrs. Barbara W. Gordon (W) Dr. Robert J. Gottschall and Ms. Yukiko Tani Mr. Richard Grimes Jack E. Hairston Jr. Mr. Archie Harders Ms. Harriett Harper Ms. Barbara Hawthorn Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Helgert Ms. Tatjana Hendry Mr. William Hickman Ms. Audrey Hipkins Mrs. Ruth Hodges (W) Ms. Ann M. Hoopes Mr. and Mrs. Glen Howard Mr. and Mrs. James D. Hurwitz Ms. Kari Jaksa Ralph N. Johanson, Jr., Esq. Ms. Anna F. Jones (W) Dr. Linda Jackson Jones Michael and Carol Joseph Mr. Michael Kerst Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kimble Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Klemp Dr. Allan Kolker Ms. Susan Lacz Ms. Albertina D. Lane (W) Ms. Dina Lassow (W) Eleanor M. Leak (W) Ms. Robin Leeds Ms. Carroll Long Mr. James Lytle

Mr. Daniel Marcus and Dr. Maeva Marcus Jan W. Mares Richard and Nancy Marriott Marcia Y. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Robert McInnis Dennis McKearin and Rosemarie Rinn Ms. Cheryl C. McQueen (W) Dr. Dianne McRae (W) Janet Merrifield Mr. Hilary Miller Mrs. Jean Moore Rick and Robin Moore Mr. Robert Moossy Mr. and Mrs. (W) Adrian L. Morchower Mrs. Katharine B. Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Moses MV Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Freida Outlaw Mr. Steve Pasztor Dr. Kathryn Pellegrino Mr. Aaron Pomerantz and Mrs. Irina Dline Mr. Mark Radke and Ms. Helen Chaikovsky Ms. Denise Rollins (W) Henry & Anne Reich Family Foundation Catharine B. Saelinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schultz In memory of Mr. H. Marc Moyens

Mr. † and Mrs. (W) Bernard Segerman Kevin Sheys Dr. and Mrs. Michael H. Silver Ms. Billie Smith (W) Mrs. Therrell C. Smith (W) Ms. Carol Spungen Ms. Leah Tavens (W) C. W. Thomas Jr., Esq. Ms. Nina Totenberg Gregory Touma Ronald and Annette Treacy Ms. Tamara Tunie James Valentine and Kathy Kemper Paulette and Larry Walker Priscilla H. Wallace Wolfgang and Carol Wawersik Ms. Maria Weissman Claudia and Jeff Werner Edward Wheeler and Kelly Baxter Carleton and Jacqueline (W) Williams Kathe and Edwin D. Williamson Mr. † and Mrs. (W) James D. Wilson Ms. Christina Witsberger Ms. Bette Davis Wooden (W) Njambi (W) and Earl Wynn

(W) Women’s Committee † Deceased, as of November 2019

2018/19 Corporate Supporters

DyalCompass; Encompass Supply; The Hay-Adams Hotel; Pepco, An Exelon Company; Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Washington Gas Light Company Alice + Olivia LLC; The Boeing Company; Brown Advisory; CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Chasen & Boscolo; EagleBank; EventsDC; Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman; Glenmede Trust Company; Nationwide; Ourisman Automotive of VA; Premier Orthopedics, P.A.; Purple Line Transit Partners

Washington Performing Arts Legacy Society Legacy Society members appreciate the vital role the performing arts play in the community, as well as in their own lives. By remembering Washington Performing Arts in their will or estate plans, members enhance our annual fund, endowment, or donor-designated programs and help make it possible for the next generations to enjoy the same quality and diversity of presentations both on stages and in our schools and community. (As of July 2019) Shirley and Albert H. Small, Honorary Chairs Stefan F. Tucker, Chairman Anonymous (6) Mr. David G. † and Mrs. Rachel Abraham Dr. † and Mrs. † Clement C. Alpert Mr. and Mrs. George A. Avery Eve E. Bachrach Mr. James H. Berkson † Ms. Jenny Bilfield and Dr. Joel Phillip Friedman Ms. Lorna Bridenstine † Charlotte Anne Cameron Samuel J. Carabetta Sue Sloan Carlton Dr. Mark Cinnamon Ms. Christina Co Mather Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cook Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Cook Ms. Josephine Cooper Mr. and Mrs. James Deerin Mrs. Luna E. Diamond † Mr. Edison W. Dick and Mrs. Sally W. Dick Mr. † and Mrs. † Sidney Dickstein Ms. Carol M. Dreher Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Eagle Ms. Eve Epstein †


Mr. and Mrs. Burton Fishman Ms. Sophie P. Fleming † Mrs. Charlotte G. Frank † Tom Gallagher Mr. Ezra Glaser † Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Gold Ms. Paula Goldman Mrs. Barbara Gordon † June Hajjar Jay and Robin Hammer Mr. James Harkless Ms. Susan B. Hepner Mr. Carl Hobelman † and Mrs. Grace Hobelman Mr. Craig M. Hosmer and Ms. Daryl Reinke Charles E. Hoyt † Josephine Huang, Ph.D. Dr. Aaron † and Mrs. Alexine Jackson Mrs. Enid Tucker Johnson Charles † and Lois Jones Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kimble Mr. Daniel L. Korengold Dr. Marvin C. Korengold † Jane Mary Kwass Mr. and Mrs. James Lafond Ms. Evelyn Lear † and Mr. Thomas Stewart † Mrs. Marion Lewis Mr. Herbert Lindow †

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Linowes Wendy Luke Noreen M. Lyday Mr. and Mrs. David Maginnes Chris and Mary Mahle Dr. Gary D. Mather Ms. Doris McClory † Mrs. Carol Melamed Robert I. Misbin Mr. Glenn A. Mitchell † Ms. Viola Musher † Mr. Jeffrey T. Neal The Alessandro Niccoli Scholarship Award The Pola Nirenska Memorial Award Mr. Gerson Nordlinger † Mrs. Linda Parisi and Mr. J.J. Finkelstein Mr. and Mrs. Neale Perl Dr. W. Stephen and Mrs. Diane Piper Mrs. Mildred Poretsky † The Hon. and Mrs. Stephen Porter Mrs. Betryce Prosterman † Susan E. Roberts Miriam Rose † Linda Rosenfeld and Fred Krosner Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin Mrs. Ann Schein

Charlotte † and Hubert (Hank) Schlosberg Mrs. Zelda Segal Ms. Jean Head Sisco † Mr. † and Mrs. Sanford L. Slavin Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Small Mr. Robert Smith and Mrs. Natalie Moffett Smith Mrs. Isaac Stern Mr. Leonard Topper Mr. Hector Torres Sami and Annie Totah Family Foundation Marilyn and Stefan Tucker Reginald Van Lee Maria Voultsides and Thomas C. Chisnell II Mr. Ulric † and Mrs. Frederica † Weil Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Winter Washington Performing Arts Women’s Committee Ms. Margaret S. Wu in memory of Y. H. and T. F. Wu † Deceased, as of November 2019

Washington Performing Arts Staff 2018/19 EXECUTIVE Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO C. Lorenzo Evans III, Director of Finance & Chief Operating Officer Douglas H. Wheeler, President Emeritus Nathan Alston, Special Assistant to the President DEVELOPMENT Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Philanthropy Officer Meiyu Tsung, Director of Individual Giving Megan Beck, Assistant Director of Corporate Giving and Government Relations André Coleman, Institutional Giving Officer* Helen Aberger, Development Operations & Analytics Manager Brooke Lamell, Manager of the Chairman’s Circle and Friends Programs Sara Trautman-Yeğenoğlu, Development Research & Communications Assistant Emma Speiser, Development Assistant* RJ Whyte Event Production, Special Events Consultants EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Michelle Hoffmann, Director of Education & Community Engagement Trisha Taylor, Assistant Director of Education Katheryn R. Brewington, Manager of Choir Operations Koto Maesaka, Education Program Manager* Raynetta Wiggins-Jackson, Manager of Choir Curriculum & Performance Elisabeth Staal, Education & Community Program Coordinator* EXTERNAL RELATIONS Matthew Campbell, Director of External Relations Hannah Grove-DeJarnett, Associate Director of External Relations

Scott Thureen, Creative Media & Analytics Manager David Dalton, External Relations Manager Bucklesweet Media, Press and Media Relations Elayna Speight, Inked Designs, Graphic Design FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Erica Mucci, Accounting Manager Karin Hong, Business Operations Manager* PROGRAMMING & SPECIAL INITIATIVES Samantha Pollack, Director of Programming Nicholas Alexander Brown, Director of Special Productions & Initiatives Torrey Butler, Production Manager Alexis Cooper, Programming & Production Coordinator

INTERNS Brianne Bailey Holly Brautigam Morgan Callwood Aubrey Carpenter Corbin Cerny Yuan Chai Callan Devery Helen Slivinski Edwards Erin Haar Drew Halford Micaela Healy Vicky Hsu Molly Lowder Sophia Rosman Cambry Standridge Kendall Steele

as of August 31, 2019 * Partial year

RESIDENT ARTISTS Murray Horwitz, Artist-in-Residence Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director, Children of the Gospel Choir Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director, Men and Women of the Gospel Choir Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs DuPont Brass, 2018/19 Ensemble-inResidence, Mars Arts D.C. VeVe & tha Rebels, 2018/19 Ensemble-inResidence, Mars Arts D.C. TICKET SERVICES Patrick Smith, Ticket Services Manager Tyler Teagle, Group Sales & External Relations Coordinator Tamisha Ottley, Ticket Services Associate*

Alisa Weilerstein


Photos: (cover from top) Anoushka Shankar; Yo-Yo Ma; Lara Downes with students from KIPP DC, Northeast Academy; (back cover from top) Hanzhi Wang; Students from HydeAddison Elementary School visiting Wat Thai with their partners from the Royal Thai Embassy; Philharmonix

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