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OFFICERS F. Tim Witsman, Chairman of the Board Lori Supinie, Vice Chair Roger Eastwood, Treasurer Kurt A. Harper, Secretary Jon Tiger, Immediate Past Chair


Bob Scott

Chris Callen

Shoko Kato Sevart

Richard Chambers

Richard C. Shaw, M.D.

Ebony Clemons

James M. Thomas

Bill Cook

Isaac Ulbrich

Barbara Crotchett

James Vayda, M.D.

Sandra Cusack

Lisa Vayda

Stephen English

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Sharon Fearey

Kathryn M. Webb

Daniel A. Flynn

Janet C. Wesselowski

Kurt Friesen

Ken White

H. Guy Glidden, Ph. D.

Carlos Wriedt

William E. Hercher Jerry Juhnke


Greg Keith

Anna Anderson

Delmar D. Klocke

Bill DeVore

Brenda Lawton

Phillip S. Frick

George L. Lucas, M.D.

Marilyn McNeish

Rodney E. Miller

Mrs. Russell W. Meyer, Jr.

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Doris Nelson

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The 2017-2018 season marks Daniel Hege’s eighth as Music Director and Conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Hege has been widely recognized as one of America’s finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony in June 2009. As of the 2015/16 season, he was named Principal Guest Conductor of both the Tulsa Symphony and the Binghamton (NY) Philharmonic. In addition to programming and conducting the subscription concerts in Wichita, Mr. Hege has conducted a number of cutting edge concerts, including Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with the legendary Samuel Ramey in the title role and with sets by the glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, and a semi-staged production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in collaboration with Music Theatre Wichita. Daniel Hege has guest conducted the Detroit, Seattle, Oregon, Colorado, San Diego, Columbus, and Phoenix symphonies as well as the Calgary Philharmonic, among others. International engagements include performances with the Singapore Symphony and the St. Petersburg Symphony at the Winter Nights Festival. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Rochester, Buffalo, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Naples Philharmonics; the Louisville, Sarasota and Florida Orchestras; and the Houston, Edmonton, Pacific, Puerto Rico, Hartford, Omaha, Madison, Tucson, Charleston and Virginia symphonies. Daniel Hege received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1987 from Bethel College, Kansas where he majored in music and history. He continued his studies at the University of Utah, where he received a Master of Music degree in orchestra conducting and also founded the University Chamber Orchestra and served as Assistant Conductor of the University Orchestra and Music Director of the Utah Singers. He subsequently studied with Paul Vermel at the Aspen Music Festival and in Los Angeles with noted conductor and pedagogue Daniel Lewis. In May 2004, Mr. Hege was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Le Moyne College in Syracuse for his contributions to the cultural life in central New York State. Born in Colorado, Mr. Hege currently resides in Syracuse with his wife and their three daughters.




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WICHITA SYMPHONY Daniel Hege Music Director and Conductor Jean and Willard Garvey Endowed Chair Dr. Michael Hanawalt Symphony Chorus Director VIOLIN I John Harrison, Concertmaster S. M. and Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust Endowed Chair Yee Ling Elaine Ng, Acting Associate Concertmaster Bobbie and Marvin Bastian Endowed Chair Susan Linnebur Adrienne Dougherty* Nancy Luttrell, Associate Concertmaster Emeritus Laura Hammes Black Cindy Dantic-Watson Linette Gordon Chelley A. Graves Yi-Miao Huang Joan Pfaff Marta Prugar Rebecca Schloneger Cristian Damir Martinez Vega Nancy Woodruff Evgeny Zvonnikov* VIOLIN II Nancy Johnson, Principal Dominique Corbeil Emily Bishop Shelley Closson

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL FLUTE Carmen Lemoine, Principal Mitchell A. Berman Endowed Chair Christina M. Webster Chastity Pawsloski, Piccolo Caitrine-Ann Massoud

Natalia Korenchuk* Brandon Lay Cheryl Myer Judith Naillon Jane Ray Suzanne D. Schiffel Elizabeth Wallace VIOLA Catherine Consiglio, Principal Larry and Anita Jones Endowed Chair Nicole K. Feryok Caroline Anderson Emily A. Baldridge Rosemarie Barney Kay N. Buskirk Cynthia L. Cook Kristen Smaglik

OBOE AndrĂŠa E. Banke, Principal George and Marilyn McNeish Endowed Chair Mickey Hansen Cindy C. Thompson CLARINET Trevor Stewart, Principal Helen and Russ Meyer Endowed Chair Rachelle Goter Michael Unruh, Bass Clarinet David Cook, E-flat Clarinet

CELLO Leonid Shukaev, Principal Lois Kay Walls Foundation Endowed Chair Camille M. Burrow Tiffany Bell Susan H. Bentson Patricia K. Hart Quinn Lake Laura C. Martinez Susan Mayo Arleigh McCormick*

BASSOON Scott Charles Oakes, Principal Zach Hague Merrilee Tuinstra, Contrabassoon Angela Hull

DOUBLE BASS Mark Foley, Principal Don Jacobsen Oswald Backus Eric L. Crawford Marcia C. Hatfield Kathy Luttrell Kirsten Moler Carol Neighbor

SAXOPHONE Geoffrey Deibel, Principal FRENCH HORN Jeb Wallace, Principal Stephanie Nelson, Assistant Principal

Meri Jenkins Mirella Gauldin James Rester TRUMPET David Hunsicker, Principal Daniel J. and Shoko Kato Sevart Endowed Chair Daniel Barden Dana Hamant Gray A. Bishop TROMBONE Tyler Vahldick, Principal Matt Blauer David Muehl, Bass Trombone TUBA Phillip C. Black, Principal TIMPANIPERCUSSION Gerald Scholl, Principal Joe Mikelait Andrew Slater HARP Jane Hyde, Principal KEYBOARD J. Bradley Baker Anna Jeter Matt Blauer, Personnel Manager Nancy Johnson, Librarian Carol Neighbor, Librarian Urza Silverwind, Stage Manager

* On Leave of Absence Musicians in the First Violin, Second Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass sections rotate seating for each concert and are therefore listed alphabetically (except for the first stand of strings.)




SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 | 8PM Ending approximately 9:55 PM

SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 | 3PM Ending approximately 4:55 PM

DANIEL HEGE Music Director & Conductor

SCOTT OAKES WSO Principal Bassoon

PROGRAM IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971) Pulcinella Suite (24’) Sinfonia Serenata Scherzino Tarantella Toccata Gavotta con due variazioni Vivo Minuetto Finale


PROGRAM JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL (1778–1837) Concerto in F Major for Bassoon and Orchestra Scott Oakes, bassoon Allegro moderato (10’) Romanza. Andantino e cantabile (6’) Rondó (7’)

INTERMISSION PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Andante sostenuto (18’) Andantino in moda di canzona (10’) Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato (6’) Finale: Allegro con fuoco (10’) This concert is made possible in part by the generous support of

BETTY WOOD AND THE LATE ART WOOD Flowers provided by Suzi Ahlstrand. Gary Telleen, piano technician. Please turn off all cellular phones and any devices that make noise or give off any kind of light. Phone calls and texting are not permitted during the performance. Unless otherwise noted, the use of cameras or recording devices during concerts is strictly prohibited.

Approximate timings are provided for the listeners’ benefit. This program will be broadcast on Radio Kansas, 90.1 FM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.



SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017 SCOTT OAKES, Wichita Symphony Principal Bassoon Previous performances with the Wichita Symphony December 3/4, 2016

Wichita Symphony Principal Bassoonist Scott

at a range of venues, including the Chicago

Charles Oakes has distinguished himself as a

Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, Gottlieb

sought-after orchestral performer throughout

Hall and Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg,

the Midwest. Often noted by media

Russia. Other engagements have

for his refined performances,

included performances at the

the Illinois Times praised

Ravinia Festival and the Great

the “smoky” quality of

Performers of Illinois festival

his playing, while the

in Chicago’s Millennium

Wichita Eagle described its

Park. Scott previously served

“grace and beauty.” Before

on the faculty of the School

moving to Wichita, Scott

of Music at Wichita State

held positions with the Illinois

University. He can be heard

Symphony, Rockford Symphony,

on the Lieurance Woodwind

Illinois Philharmonic, and the Quad City Symphony in Davenport, Iowa. In addition, he served as a guest principal and section bassoonist with the Symphonies of Green Bay, Elgin, Lake Forest, Northwest Indiana, and South Bend; the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and others. A lover of opera, Oakes has performed with opera companies across the Midwest, including the Wichita Grand Opera, Opera Illinois, Des Moines Metro Opera, Elgin Opera, Chicago Cultural Center, and L’Opera Piccola of Chicago. Oakes has enjoyed eclectic collaborative performances including dance collaborations with the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago and electronic music performances at the Fisch Haus in Wichita.

Quintet’s CD “Music from the Americas” on Summit Records. Scott holds a Master of Music degree from the DePaul University School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were William Buchman of the Chicago Symphony and Dr. Donald DaGrade. He also holds a Master of Science with distinction from the DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media. Outside of music, Scott works in information technology and information security. Previously employed as senior consultant for DSN Group in Chicago, he serves as Senior Systems Administrator for Juniper Payments LLC, a banking services provider. 

An avid chamber musician, he has performed




Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

SUITE FROM PULCINELLA Born in Lomonosov, Russia, June 17, 1882 Died in New York City, NY, April 6, 1971 First performances by the Wichita Symphony

Stravinsky left the melodic lines of the


18th-century pieces intact. By the addition of his own music in bridge passages, he succeeded in breaking up the predictability of the original. His personal imprint is

When Serge Diaghilev, the legendary

both harmonic and rhythmic: the gentle

impresario of the Ballets Russes, suggested

dissonance created by pedal points, and

in 1919 that Stravinsky turn his attention

clever adaptations of the dance meters

to music by little-known 18th-century

with unexpected repetitions and startling

masters with the idea of orchestrating some

sonorities. Despite the reduced orchestra,

movements as a ballet score, the composer

the scoring is brilliant and varied.

reacted with skepticism. Diaghilev proposed music of Giovanni Battista

Two years after the première of the ballet

Pergolesi (1710-1736). Stravinsky knew little of

in Paris in May 1920, Stravinsky created

Pergolesi’s work beyond the Stabat Mater and

a concert version of the Suite in eight

the opera La serva padrona, neither of which

movements, for the same reduced chamber

interested him.

orchestra forces as the original. In 1947 he made modest revisions to the Suite, largely

Then he riffled through the obscure

consisting of metronome markings and one

manuscripts Diaghilev had obtained from

movement title change.

Italian libraries. Captivated by the music’s simplicity and melodious charm, Stravinsky

The score calls for two flutes (second doubling

reconsidered Diaghilev’s proposal. Ultimately

piccolo); two oboes, two bassoons, two horns,

the entire project proved too seductive

one trumpet, one trombone, solo string

to resist. Diaghilev offered him a kind of

quartet, and strings.

package deal: Pablo Picasso would do the sets, and Leonid Massine the choreography. Stravinsky later wrote that his “discovery of the past was the epiphany through which the whole of [his] late work became possible.”


PROGRAM NOTES | SEPTEMBER 23/24, 2017 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 -1837)

The Bassoon Concerto is believed to date


either from 1805, or from the period 1811 to

S.63 /WoO 23

undated manuscript was discovered in the

Born in Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary

1950s in the archives of the British Museum.

(now Bratislava), November 14, 1788 Died in Weimar, Germany, October 17, 1837 First performances by the Wichita Symphony Hummel is best known for his popular trumpet concerto and an oddly-scored Septet for flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, double bass, and piano. Though little of his other music is familiar, he composed extensively in every genre except symphony and wrote superbly for piano. In fact, for solo keyboard music, Hummel was the most important link between Mozart and Chopin. He was one of Beethoven’s most successful and distinguished contemporaries. As a child, he studied fortepiano and composition with Mozart, living with Wolfgang and Constanze in Vienna intermittently between 1785 and 1788. At Mozart’s urging, Hummel’s father–a conductor and director of a music school in Pressburg--arranged for the boy to

1816, when Hummel resided in Vienna. The

The piece adheres to late classical models, with a standard three-movement structure. Hummel’s opening Allegro moderato is in concerto-sonata form; a full orchestral exposition precedes the soloists entrance. Phrasing is foursquare and balanced, demonstrating a full mastery of the high classic idiom. He takes advantage of the bassoon’s wide range and flexibility, incorporating both wide leaps and rapid runs in 16th notes in the solo part. Like many of Mozart’s slow movements, the central Romanza in B-flat Major is indebted to Italian opera. The elegantly ornamented solo line provides ample opportunity for the bassoonist to shape delicate phrases and long melodic lines. Mr. Oakes plays a cadenza of his own devising, freely based on the Romanza’s melodic material and other themes borrowed from Hummel’s choral works.

tour Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands,

The concerto concludes with a perky, dance-

England and Scotland. By the time he

like Rondó, which returns to the home key of F

returned to Vienna in 1792, Hummel was

Major. A central episode in B-flat Major marked

an international celebrity who had already

Meno mosso-Pesante relates the finale to the

published his first compositions. Later in

folk tradition. Sly false returns of the rondo

his career, he held court appointments in

tune reveal Hummel’s sense of humor.

Stuttgart and Weimar, taking three months’ leave most years to concertize.

The score calls for two oboes, two horns, solo bassoon, and strings.


PROGRAM NOTES | SEPTEMBER 23/24, 2017 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 -1893)

Sometimes called the “Fate” symphony, the


work earned its nickname from Tchaikovsky’s

Op. 36

own description. In one of his letters to von

Born in Votkinsk, Russia, May 7, 1840

Meck, he sketched a programme, identifying

Died in St. Petersburg, Russia,

the opening fanfare as “Fate...the sword of

November 6, 1893

Damocles that hangs over our head”, and

Last performances by the Wichita

describing the main theme as “feelings of

Symphony: October 13/14, 2002

depression and hopelessness.” The second theme group he calls “dream world. . . escape

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is inextricably

from reality.” How appallingly real all this

entwined with the emotional havoc in his life

must have seemed to him upon realizing the

during the year 1877. That was the year he

magnitude of the mistake he had made in

began his remarkable correspondence with

marrying Antonina!

Nadejhda Filaretovna von Meck, the wealthy patron who was to provide both emotional

In many ways the most successful and

sustenance (via her letters) and financial

individual movement is the scherzo, which

security to the composer for more than a

features the orchestra section by section:

decade. 1877 was also the year that Antonina

first strings in a virtuoso pizzicato display,

Milyukova, a former student of Tchaikovsky’s,

then woodwinds in lyric contrast, then

wrote to him with declarations of love and

boisterous brass. After each section has its

threats of suicide, inexplicably prompting

turn, the three are brilliantly interwoven to

him to propose to her, marry her, and leave

conclude the movement in anticipation of

her within a matter of months. Desperate for

the brilliant finale. Though it is less successful

emotional stability and wrestling with the

than the Fifth Symphony as an attempt at

torment of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky

cyclic form, the Fourth Symphony does recall

sought refuge in the country, in his

significant elements from the three preceding

correspondence, and in composing.

movements in its finale, which also adapts a Russian folk song. Despite references to the

Though the Fourth Symphony was begun

“fate” motive, Tchaikovsky succeeds in erasing

before the abortive marriage, its history

the clouds in a fiery, exciting conclusion.

cannot be separated from the anguish of those few unfortunate summer months. More

The Fourth Symphony is scored for woodwinds

and more, Tchaikovsky turned to Mme. von

in pairs plus piccolo, 4 horns, 2 trumpets,

Meck for spiritual guidance, as confidant, as

3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, triangle,

muse. The F-minor symphony was the first

cymbals, bass drum and strings.

work he dedicated to her, and he called it “our

Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 First North American Serial Rights Only

symphony” in his letters to her.



BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH October 28 & 29, 2017 Is there any more to say than Beethoven’s

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS CONCERT Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 3pm

Fifth? You haven’t truly heard this popular

Century II Concert Hall

Symphony until you’ve heard it live - don’t

Come hear the best young musicians in


THE LEGEND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 4pm Century II Concert Hall Dr. Mark Laycock, guest conductor A fusion of science and fantasy that captures

southcentral Kansas as the three Wichita Symphony sponsored Youth Orchestras present their fall concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and children 12 and under free. Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras are sponsored by Textron Aviation, The Bloomfield Foundation and The City of Wichita.

the imagination of all ages, seamlessly


combining music, film, narration, and


animation, recognizing the cultural stories and the actual science surrounding the aurora borealis. Lasting less than an hour, this concert is appropriate for all ages.

November 18 & 19, 2017 Century II Concert Hall WSO Chorus & Guest Soloists Michael Hanawalt, chorus director

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Daniel Hege, conductor The Wichita Symphony welcomes the WSO Chorus for Haydn’s sublime choral masterpiece.

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DANIEL HEGE Music Director & Conductor

PROGRAM John Williams

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Fawkes the Phoenix Dobby the House Elf Gilderoy Lockhart The Chamber of Secrets

John Williams

A Child’s Tale: Suite from the BFG

John Powell

How To Train Your Dragon Suite

Harry Gregson-Williams

INTERMISSION Harry Gregson-Williams


INTERMISSION The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

and Steve Barton John Williams

Adventures on Earth from “E.T.”

John Williams

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Hedwig’s Theme The Sorcerer’s Stone Nimbus 2000 Harry’s Wondrous World


Gary Telleen, piano technician. Please turn off all cellular phones and any devices that make noise or give off any kind of light. Phone calls and texting are not permitted during the performance. Unless otherwise noted, the use of cameras or recording devices during concerts is strictly prohibited.

SATURDAY, NOV 11 @ 4PM 2017


Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

THE LEGEND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Dr. JosĂŠ Francisco Salgado, astronomer




The Women’s Association of the Wichita


Symphony has contributed significantly

to further assist the Orchestra. Throughout

President: Lisa Vayda First Vice President: Linda Nugent Second Vice President: Nancy Moore Recording Secretary: Ali Darnell Corresponding Secretary: Pat Porter Treasurer: Janet Elliott

the season, members volunteer their time

Advisor: Elizabeth Carroll

to the success of the Orchestra for more than 60 years. Members provide invaluable volunteer time, ideas and financial support

for such important projects as the Young People’s Concerts and fund-raising projects. Women’s Association members are also often found in the lobby at selected Classics and Pops concerts selling compact discs of the program’s featured guest artist. During the past 35 years, the Women’s Association has raised more than a million dollars through its Symphony Showhouse project, the largest of its fund-raising efforts. These celebrated projects incorporate the work of nearly one thousand volunteers and dozens of local decorators, designers and artists. If you would like to have your home considered for a Showhouse or know of a house that might be ideal, please call Showhouse Selection Chair Linda Nugent at (316) 655-2656. Women’s Association members get together and enjoy three general luncheons each year. Membership in the Women’s Association is open to anyone interested in supporting the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please contact Women’s Association President Lisa Vayda at (316) 733-9954 or membership Placement Nancy Moore at (316) 722-7123 or the Wichita Symphony office at (316) 267-7658.

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Showhouse Selection Elizabeth Carroll Barbara Crotchett Lilly-Ann Huffman Linda Nugent Lisa Vayda Symphony Store Charlotte Bales Ali Darnell Margaret McKinney Outside Ushers Elizabeth Carroll Janet Elliott Marilyn Ramsey Adriene Rathburn Inside Ushers Suzanne Laycock Pat Porter Counting Carol Glidden Lilly-Ann Huffman Orchestra Courtesy Helen Bullock Barbara Crotchett Mzia Gibson Carol Glidden Carol Taylor Janet Wesselowski  





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With deep appreciation, the Wichita Symphony Society gratefully acknowledges all gifts received in financial support of the Symphony’s programs, services, and activities during the indicated calendar period. Please know that your support enables the Symphony to fulfill its mission of enriching, educating and entertaining diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vitality and vibrancy of Wichita. To find out how you can add your name to this list and contribute to the effort to keep great symphonic music alive in our community, please contact the Symphony office at (316) 267-7658. We apologize in advance for any omission or errors in this list of donors. Please bring corrections to the attention of our office. Donor levels may shift from one program book edition to another depending on the timing and receipt of gifts. Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation, Inc.

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Stephen Paul Wunsch Foundation for Young Musicians

PATRON $500 - $999 Georges Ausseil Glee Becker Kim & Allen Bell Tom & Maggie Benefiel Susan & Richard Bentson Don & Jill Bostwick Mary Douglass Brown Jacquelyn & Henry W. Byars Vicki Cady Sally & Don Chesser Carol & Jim Clark Dr. Donald & Janice Collins Stephen D. & Sharon Cranston Crawford Foundation Ronald Darcey Dan DeMott & Denise Wickham Daniel A. & Kathy Flynn Joe & Sandee Francel Joseph Gile Jim & Karen Graves Groves Retail Liqour Betty & Barth Hague Larry & Linda Hahn Gary D. Harms Kathleen Hastings & Douglas V. Wilcox Brian & Joy Heinrichs Jennifer N. Horchem Sue Harper Ice Louis & Margaret Johansen Bill & Norma Johnson Rodney Klausmeyer Lawrence & Gail Kliewer Thomas & Grace Kneil Mr. & Mrs. Charles Koch Clinton and Julie Koker Therese C. Lair

Tim & Brenda Lawton Dr. Yoram Leitner & Dr. Cathy Woodring The Logan Foundation Donald & Linda Mallonee Mar & Lennon Dentistry Dr. & Mrs. Ernest McClellan Jane McHugh William & Margaret McKay David & Rynthia Mitchell Lisa M. Mueller Dr. Barry & Jane Murphy Joel & Cheryl Myer Ron & Pat Myers Michael & Sheila Nally Gwen Neufeld Tom & Katie Pott David & Doris Prater Patricia Purvis Bruce & Diane Quantic Don & Pat Reinhold Thom & Adrianne Rosenberg Cleo & Joyce Rucker Suzanne D. & Jeffrey Schiffel Bob & Patsy Scott Security 1st Title Dorothy Shannon Kenneth & Irene Shaw Adam Sweetman Vel Teichroew Jon & Laurel Tiger Mr. & Mrs. R. Byrne Vickers Ted J. & Karen Vlamis Nestor Weigand, Jr. Forest Tim Witsman David & Annette Wood

DONOR $250 - $499 Donald & Lu Ann Allen Dr. Alex & Pamela Ammar David & Susie Anderson Dr. Mary Ann Beattie Gayle Gentry Bishop Robert & Sue Boewe

Dr. & Mrs. William T. Braun, III Jennie Byerley Richard & Cynthia Carl Judy Clark Janice & Charles Cole Dr. David & Lois Crane Mary Ann Crans Lee & Margaret Crawford Barbara Crotchett Carol & Jim Darnell John M. Davis Dan Deener James W. & Mary Ann Deskins Downing & Lahey Mortuaries Michael Dwyer & Rebecca Hoyer S. Jim Farha, M.D.. Jo Lin Gardner Theodore C. & Alice Geisert Bruce & Judy Gesson Bernhard & Joyce Gildemeister Dr. Hew & Judy Goodpasture Glen & GayLynn Grider Jim & Nancy Gustavson Leigh Ann & Dan Haman Dana Hamant Frederick Hansen Greg & Teri Harpool William & Marlene Hayes Wayne Hemmen & Elaine Aaron Edith Hodgson Ron & Karen Holt Gary & Lilly-Ann Huffman Dr. Kenneth & Anne Hull Johnson Gage & Inspection Inc. W. James & Gay J. Jones Hans & Karen Kraus Joe & Trudy Miller Richard & Dorothy Miller D.J. & Pat Moore Lisa D. Muci & Major Herbert Eckhoff, USAF (Ret) Dwight D. & Virginia Murphey


Dewey William & Louise Neal Miriam Nofsinger & James Juhnke Honorable Robert E. & Linda D. Nugent Dr. & Mrs. Steven Passman Frank & Mary Lynn Priest Dan Rouser J. Randall & Gail Routsong Frank Russold Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates Donald & Elsie Steelberg Virgil & Carol Stinson Carol A. Taylor Kathe & John Thompson Roger & Becky Turner Mr. & Mrs. Gordon C. Vieth Nancy & Don Vine Patricia Walcher Scott & Ann Weidensaul Paul Conrad Woolwine “Rising Star” String Scholarship

CONTRIBUTING MEMBER $100 - $249 David & Katherine Abel Gilbert & Barbara Addison Larry Addison Mary Aikins Robert Albin Rodney & Josie Bahr Dr. Colin & Joan Bailey Bill & Barbara Baker Robert & Charlotte Bales Jon & Julia Beadles Christina Bennett Mary & Jerry Blain Stanley & Anita Bohn Dr. Roger & Victoria Bond Catherine P. Brady Preston & Katy Brammer Phyllis Brothers Donna Callen

Alfred & Sara Campbell Barbara Carlson Elizabeth Carroll Matthew & Christine Carson Jane Chastain James Harvey & Trudy Childers Dolores B. Coady Joseph & Jaclyn Cofield Richard & Carla Collins David M. Dayvault, Jr. Tom & Myra Devlin Cathy Monger Duncan James Duram David & Debbie Elkouri Richard & Mary Lou Etherington David & Charlene Evans Everence Financial Advisors Marjorie Everoski Shane Ewing Household Orlando & Maxine Fast Robert Feldt Robert Filbey & Anne Frey Mike & Charli Frederick Buma & Ludmila Fridman Justus Fugate Barbara & John Fuller Sally Geisert Lou & Kim Gollin Robert Goudy Alice Griffitt Richard & Diana Guthrie Johnna Hall Dr.Michael Hanawalt & Dr. Justine Sasanfar Samuel & Stephanie Harder Dennis & Elaine Harvey Priscilla Hearn Dr. Mary L. Herrin Marty & Anna Hess Harriet Hickman Mark & Beth Hodges Kellie Hogan Bonnie Jo Holmes

Steve & Susan Houlik Laura Ice Irma Jacoby Charles & Joan Johnson Robyn & Pat Johnson Aditi Kiragi J. E. & Bea Kirkham Barbara Knopick Jack & Ginger Koelling Patrick & Kimberly Konecny John & Susan Franz Koslowsky Betty Ladwig Kathie Leighty Sherri D. Lichtenberger Alan & Annette Lindal Lorraine Lovette & Myron Rake Hsien Lu & Wen Shieh Dr. Don & Jane Luellen Robert & Susan Mann Diane Martin Yvette McBride Phil Michel Jill Miller Kenneth G. Miller Richard J. Miller Drs. Rodney & Pina Miller Bill & Carolyn Mix Nancy Moore Kent* & Jackie Morgan Phil & Cherri Murray Jim & Dene Nelson Bernie & Alberta Nichols Ben & Lyndal Nyberg Francis & Sally Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell Sally Ottaway Tim & Lisa Otter George & Marilyn Pearson Mary K. Peltzer Dr. & Mrs. John R. Provenzano Merrill & Boots Raber Samuel Ramey Warren & Marilyn Ramsey Mrs. Cramer Reed


Mr. & Mrs. James C. Remsberg David & Christie Reynolds Sarah Robinson Dorothy Lee Roger Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Rohner Mary Beth Ross Novelene Ross Al & Carol Roth Judy (Smith) Rudrow Gary & Virginia Ruedebusch Cheryl Runyan Teresa I. Rupp Drs. Les & Courtney Ruthven Jolene Satterthwaite Jay & Carolyn Schlegel Hartzel & Ilene Schmidt LewJene Schneider & Tony Caputo Miah Schneider Elyse Scholl Dwayne & Sandy Schrag William H. Schultz David & Callie Seaton Cameron Sellers George & Mary Short Don & Ellie Skokan Richard & Shirley* Smith Glen Snell Dawna Snyder Nancy McCarthy Snyder Harvey & Stephanie Sorensen Keith & Aldine Sprunger Linda & Ron Stephen Melva Stinson Brian & Valerie Sullivan Patricia Surls-Templeman Larry Suttle Stephen L. Taylor Michael & Antje Thacker Seth Thomas Williard & Barbara Thompson Richard & Nancy Tredway Earl Unruh Deanna Waggaman Gary Wagner

A. Paul & Mary Wagoner Thomas & Mariana Wallrabenstein M. Kathryn Webb Dick & Alisa West Harry* & Mary Ellen Williford Jerry & Lisa Winkley Ken & Sharon Witzell Janet & Greg Wright Steve & Cathie Yager Vern & Myrna Zielke Mel Zimmerman

SUSTAINING MEMBER $50 - $99 Nancy Anderson Bank of the West Tamara & Jerry Bauer William G. & Marilyn Beaver Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Beckham Ronald & Linda Black Iain & Maureen Bray Teresa Brown David & Caryn Bryant Darlene Buller Bill & Barbara Casey Phil Ciholas Carolyn Conley Mari DiMattia Catherine & Russell Doerksen Lora Dome William H. Dorr Jr. Mary Druding Janet E. Elliott Eunice Ellis Clark Ensz Jeanne Erikson William C. Estes Derek Ethridge Robert & Brenda Ferguson Timothy J. Finnerty Virginia Finnerty Jill Frasco GAP Club Betsey & Jonathon Goering

Josh & Linette Gordon Betty Grier JoAnn Hagans Gerald & Beverly Hallberg Mrs. Francis E. Harmon Mary Harms Robert L. & Sabine Heath Leo & Martha Heidebrecht Jane Heller Nancy L. & William E. Hercher Jeffrey Hetler Allen & Lois Hiebert Robert Marsden & Maureen Hofrenning Wilma Jeane Jackson Bill & Elaine Johnson Barbara Koelsch Mary Ann & Ron Kringen Joe* & Teresa Lang Bruce & Mariam LeBaron Linda Gregory Photography Mr. & Mrs. R. Wayne Livingston Nita Long Bill Loyd Steve & Nancy Luttrell Lillian H. Mayer Marlen McIntosh Eric D. Mead Dr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Meek Charles Merrifield Daniel & Nancy Trier Metzger William Mills Ken & Virginia Morgan Bob Nelson Oakschmied Honey Johanne Pachankis Dianan Palenz Martin Park Harold V. & Beverly J. Parson Dr. Larry* & Suzie Peak Jerry Prichard Carl & Ann Reeder Jim Robillard Jeff & Patty Roskam


Steven & Elisabeth Shouse Richard Smith Jeanette Stucky William & Fay Terrell Larry Tobias Jorge & Tina Tomas Scott & Elizabeth Wadle Lee & Don Wadsworth Phillip G. & Donna Wahlbeck Warren & Nancy Wandling Carol Ware Flo L. Watson Howard Webb Melvin Werner Katherin Wilkerson Jim & Doris Yoder Orlyn & Jan Zehr

FRIEND UP TO $49 Gerald & Joan Aistrup Ginny Alden Sean Amore Vicky Baker Michael Barrett Melodie Barton Ronald Bentley David J. & Dr. Elaine Bernstorf Angie Bielefeld Rachel Black Tiffany Bonds Valerie Boyd Sandra & Michael Bradshaw Susayn Brandes Natalie Brown Ryan Brown Helen Bullock Philip Butler Chapter DJ P.E.O. Mary Ann Chitwood Sherri Claridge Richard Coldiron Joni Cole Timothy Collins Colter Cookson

Barbara Cowl Jon & Kendra Cremin George Custer Kathleen Dang-Pham Daryl & Denise Batchelor Sherryl Determann Charles Donham Angela Dudley Ken & Mary Eckrote Jerome J. & Elvera T. Ewald Jenny Farha Norman & Carol Farha Jennifer Farney Alicia Fisher Jack Focht & Gloria Farha Flentje Bernardo Flores Charlotte & Sterling Friedman Chunmei Fu Cheri Gage Joshua Galloway Treveda Gardenhire Peter & Bridgette Geoghegan Robert Gerlach Patrick Gordon Arlene Rains Graber John & Linda Guyot Marty & Lorraine Handel Richard & Glenda Harder Sara Harmon Ed & Marge Harms Larry & Barbara Hays Liz Hicks Carol & Rick Hladik Ray & Rita Hoffmans Jack & Mary Hollowell Robert Hubbell Mike & Laura Hurley Tom Innis Alan & Bobbie Jaax Edgar Jaimes Bill Johnson Claudia Johnson Kay Kautz Don & Elva Kelton

Harold & Lorine Kieler Ben Kimball David Knak Terri Koelsch Teresa LaCoss Lisa Lang Pat LeClerc Don & Allison Lemons Jennifer Lewis Pam Loyle Huabo Lu Lee Marshall Kyle & Arleigh McCormick Debbie Miller Leonor & Michael Mills Sister Nylas Moser Louella Nethercot Jamie Opat Jenay O’Shaughnessey Barry Pagel Jean Patterson Jack & Norma Peak Austin Phyo Bill & Stacy Poelma Garry & Patranella Porter Pam Postier Robert Potyandy Randy & Sheryl Powell Janet Powers Carol Price Joan Pritchard Victoria Ramirez Tim Rawlins Karen Rector Marge Rine Steve & Brandy Riney Maria & German Rodriguez Julie Russell Denise Scribner Eric Scriven Pat & Carol Searle Marsha Sears Ken & Lois Short Sigma Alpha Iota Stephanie Skillman


Keith & Cheryl Slater Chris Smith Jessica Solis Boyce Soward Sabrina Standifer Lois Stolifer Raymond Stroud John & Kelly Sullivan John Swegart Joanne Tallman Mr. & Mrs. William A. Taylor, Jr. Ashley Tennant Heather Tilton Tripoli Household Trojan Children’s Choir Virginia Tucker Jill Turner Will Unruh Megan Van Meter Laurinda & Edward Wade Lori & Charles Wagner Ed and Karen Wagner Laura Walker Janet Webster Sarah West Wheatland Elementary Staff Dwight & Becky Wheeler Tisha Whitehead Bonnie Whitley Justin & Lee Whyte Sondra Wilkinson Clifford Winter Michael Wolfe Kurtis Woltemath Brandie Wood John & Erin Wright Karina Wyatt

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTORS Adriene & Randy Rathbun Aero Plains Brewing Ambassador Hotel Aspen Boutique Beau Monde

Beehive Salon Beyond Napa Bill Rutherford Studio Bonefish Grill Botanica Bradley Fair Burnell’s Fine Jewelry and Design Cafe Bel Ami Chamber Music at the Barn Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar Cocoa Dolce David & Terry Moses Don & Pat Hysko Donna Bunk Emily Baldridge Exploration Place Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Georges French Bistro Gerald A. Scholl & Dominique Corbeil GM ClothesHorse Granite City Food & Brewery Greystone Steak & Seafood Guy & Beth Bower Hana Cafe Harrison Schreck Healing Waters Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel at Old Town Hotel at Waterwalk Hyatt Regency Wichita INTRUST Bank Arena Issa Group Kansas City Symphony Karg Art Glass Ken White & Robin Macy Koch Industries KPTS Larry Schwarm Luciano’s Italian Restaurant

Lyndon’s in Bradley Fair Mark Arts Massage Envy Molino’s Mexican Cuisine Mosley Street Melodrama Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pape Music Theatre Wichita Nectar Republic Newport Grill Nola Tedesco Jewelry Nouveau Quintette Oh Yeah! China Bistro Orangetheory Fitness P.F. Chang’s Pink Salon Pinot’s Palette Planet Hair Pure Barre Razook’s Home Furnishings Darren Berkman Royal Heirs Pet Spa Splurge Magazine Spice Merchant Tallgrass Film Association The First Place Wichita Grand Opera Wichita Jazz Festival Wichita State Athletic Department Wichita State University College of Fine Arts Sharon & Alan Fearey Senseney Music Sedgwick County Zoo Joy & Brian Heinrichs The Wine Dive The Hill Bar & Brill Jason Febres Wichita Brass Quintet Wichita Country Club Roger & Sandra Cusack


MATCHING COMPANY CONTRIBUTIONS Cessna Aircraft Company A Textron Company GE Foundation *Deceased Contributions received from July 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 Occasionally, errors may inadvertently appear in our database. Please notify us of any misspellings or omissions. We apologize in advance for any errors.

WICHITA SYMPHONY MEMORIALS & TRIBUTES Throughout the history of the Wichita Symphony Society, thoughtful friends and families have honored the memory of loved ones by establishing memorials with the organization. Memorial gifts are designated for the Orchestra’s endowment by the Symphony’s Board of Directors.

IN MEMORY OF NANCY A. BEARD John & Barbara Decker Mary Havey

Mrs. Norma Greever

David & Annette Barber

Dana Hamant

Daryl & Denise Batchelor

Nancy L. & William E.

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Beckham Sr.

Hercher Charles & Joan Johnson

Susan & Richard Bentson

Anita Jones

Randy & Paula Bernhardt

Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Klocke

Charles & Linda Bishop

Patti & Gerry Knorr

Robert & Luana Bitter

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Koch

Donald & Sue Buhler

Marilyn L. McNeish

Elizabeth Cain

Belden & Anna Mills

Wesley Case Management

Lee & Marlene Phillips

Rick & Rondi Caywood

Don & Pat Reinhold

James & Karen Chadwick

Lisa C. & Scott Ritchie

Bill & Rita Clausing

Judy Slawson

Mr. & Mrs. R.E. Craig

Brian & Valerie Sullivan

Neil Depew

Julie Tretbar

Robert & Joyce Du Bois


Tom & Christine Triplett

Kevin & Lisa Findley

David L. Buck


Brian & Linda Hopper Harold & Lorine Kieler Larry & Christie LeMaster Marilyn Lytle Norval & Joyce Madden Cal & Polly McMillan Barbara Novotny Dove Pate Jr. Charles & Nell Pate David & Linda Stauffer Arden & Mary Strole Edith A. Williams

Dr. Lawrence P. Buck

DR. JAY C. DECKER Arzell L. & Thelma G. Ball Anna Brady Anne Marie Brown & Max Ranney

Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade


Greg & Marilyn Giles Andre & Penny Glacet James & Cherlene Graves


Ronald & Joneen Hale

Larry & Pat Abston Craig & Nancy Allison

DeVore Family Foundation

Kathy Amrein

Daniel & Mary Dugan

Andover Education

Bruce & Nancy Gordon

Thomas & Carol Franks

Garvey Kansas Foundation

Vicki Cady

Robert & Brenda Ferguson

Garet & Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Association James & Candace Ashcraft


Dana Hamant Mark Harris Carol Hess High Plains Music & Band Camp Kathleen Hildenbrand The Hodges Family


John & Barbara Summervill

Roberta Jam

Ron Thompson

Bill & Elaine Johnson

Ricky & Jane Tolin

Gregory & Marla Johnson

Trojan Children’s Choir

Jerry Keller

Robert & Dorothy Truitt

Jack & Joan Kelley

Thomas & Carol Tweito

Dennis & Ellen Kerr

Marc & Diana Webster

Ken & Jean Knappenberger

Dick & Kay Werth

Gerald & Ann Knepp

Wheatland Elementary Staff

Joel & Lori Knudsen

Harold & Connie Willis

Judy Langley


Lynette Legleiter Vaughn & Velma Lippoldt Chrystal D. Miles Kent & Jeanne Miles Michelle Miles Marcia & Steven Miller George & Janice Naylor Ellen Neufeld James & Barbara Nickels Past Presidents of Phi Beta Mu: Ellen Kerr, Don Buhler, Marc Webster, Randy Crow James & Joyce Phillips Howard & Gloria Pitler

Chris Terrill

Gary & Joyce Bachus Dana K. Dreher Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Klocke Virgil & Karen Neises Suzie Peak Alan Reichert Don & Pat Reinhold Spirit AeroSystems Inc. Barbara Weinberg Don H. & Caryl Weinberg


Jane A. Ray


Don & Pat Reinhold

David & Sarah Jervis

Ken & Connie Rickard

TRIBUTES Marilyn & Bob Alldredge in Honor of Dr. Jim & Lisa Vayda John T. & Shirley J. Barnes in Honor of Dwight & Virgina Murphey’s Birthdays Garvey Kansas Foundation in Honor of Emily J. G. Bonavia Loren Groves & Marilyn Milligan Groves in Honor of Kenneth & Mable McKee Lattner Family Foundation in Honor of Jay Decker Louis & Mallory Medvene in Honor of Ludmilla Fridman Sam & Ellan Muyskens in Honor of Jo Lin Gardner’s Birthday Verne & Anita Vance in Honor of Jay & Phyllis Decker

Angela Rowland Terrill & Anne Woolsey in Honor of Dwight & Virginia Murphey’s Birthdays

Emil & Cheryl Savaiano Heather Shackelford David & Lu Ann Siemens


Irving Penn Beyond Beauty Opens Saturday, September 30 Celebrating the photography of Irving Penn, a 20th-century master whose iconic fashion imagery graced the pages of Vogue magazine

Irving Penn, Ball Dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, New York, 2007, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. © Condé Nast

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from: ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE, Sakurako and William Fisher, The William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund, The Lauder Foundation—Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund, Edward Lenkin and Roselin Atzwanger, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Margery and Edgar Masinter, The Margery and Edgar Masinter Exhibitions Fund, James F. Petersen Charitable Fund in honor of Tania and Tom Evans, The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund, Trellis Fund, The C. F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. The Wichita presentation has been generously supported by Paula and Barry Downing. The DeVore Foundation is the lead foundation sponsor. Emprise Bank and The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation are the lead benefactors. The Shaw Family Foundation is a foundation sponsor. Exhibition support is provided by Patty and Bill Bennett, Norma Greever, and Dr. Christopher Moeller. Ann and Martin Bauer, Louise Beren, Mary Eves, Rich and Joey Giblin, John and Karen Hageman, and Georgia and Keith Stevens are additional important exhibition underwriters. All museum exhibitions receive generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Endowment Fund and the City of Wichita.

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Exchanges Subscribers who cannot attend their scheduled performance may exchange their tickets for any other Classics Concert performance. However, ALL exchanges MUST be made before 5:00 p.m. of the Friday of the weekend concerts. If you fall ill the day of the concert, please leave a phone message with the box office before the performance and an exception can be made. The exchange of tickets is subject to availability. Tickets may be exchanged at the Symphony office, by mail or by phone at 316-267-7658; subscribers are encouraged to exchange as soon as possible.

BOX OFFICE Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday, 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm, at the Symphony office located on the second floor of the Century II Concert Hall, Suite 207. The Box Office is also open one hour prior to each performance at the entrance of the Concert Hall. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 316-267-7658, in person or by mail. We accept cash, check or credit card.

DISCOUNTS Student Full-time students may purchase tickets for Classics Concerts for $10 the week of a performance online, in person, or by phone. Tickets are held at Will Call until a Student ID is produced. Premium Classics and Pops are decided on a case-by-case basis. Senior Patrons 65 years or older may receive a 10% discount on tickets when tickets are purchased the week of a Classics concert. Military 50% discounts for all Classics concerts, subject to availability, are offered to active military personnel with ID the week of a Classics concerts. Please call Box Office at (316) 267-7658 for more information. Discounts are not available on Pops concerts. All discounts are subject to ticket availability, and not applicable to Section F.

Returns Subscribers may release their tickets to the Symphony for resale by calling the Symphony office before 5:00 p.m. of the Friday of the weekend concerts. Your seat may then be sold as additional income for the Wichita Symphony. Upon request, we will provide a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. If you do not release your tickets prior to the concert, we will not be able to provide a receipt. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR TICKETS GO UNUSED! NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

LOST OR DESTROYED TICKETS In the event your season tickets are lost or destroyed, please notify the Symphony office immediately at 316-267-7658. In most cases, replacement tickets will be reissued for your convenience at no charge.

PARKING Parking information for specific performances may be found on our website, location-parking.




Infrared Listening System The Century II Concert Hall is equipped with a new Listening System for hearing-impaired patrons. Headsets are available at the Box Office. A personal ID is required, which will be held until the headset is returned to the Box Office following the performance.

Only children who are mature enough to sit quietly during a concert, without disturbing their neighbors, should attend Wichita Symphony Classics or Pops performances. We recommend patrons with young children purchase seats near the aisle in case a restless child needs to be taken out of the concert hall during the performance. The Wichita Symphony reserves the right to ask any individuals who are disrupting fellow patrons or the concert setting to leave the hall.

Restrooms Handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the first and second floors of the Concert Hall.

For parents looking to introduce younger children to symphonic music, our Family Matinee Concerts are the perfect opportunity. They are programs designed specifically with children in mind, each lasting about one hour. These concerts are


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QUIET PLEASE! In consideration of your fellow concertgoers and the performers, please refrain from talking during the actual performance of music. Latecomers will be seated at the first convenient pause in the program, at the direction of the ushers. Cameras and recording devices are not allowed inside the Concert Hall. Unless otherwise announced from the stage, all cell phones and electronic devices should be silenced during all performances. The emergency number for the Concert Hall is 316-267-7658. Century II is a smoke-free facility. Bottled/covered drinks and food are allowed in the Concert Hall. Refillable, spill-proof cups are available for sale at the concession stand. Patrons who have left personal belongings at a concert should contact the Century II Administrative Office 316-264-9121, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

recommended for ages three and up.

GIFT CERTIFICATES Wichita Symphony gift certificates are a great way to introduce your friends to the Symphony and may be redeemed for tickets to any Symphony event during the 20162017 season. For more information, call the Symphony office at 316-267-7658. At the discretion of the Wichita Symphony Administration, audience members may take cell phone photographs, recording, and other social media postings before the start of a Wichita Symphony concert, during intermission of a concert, and following the end of a concert before the Musicians exit the stage. Unless otherwise announced, at no time will cell phone usage be allowed while music is being performed.




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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas


Music Theatre Wichita


Burnell’s Fine Jewelry and Design


Perfection Builders


Chamber Music at the Barn


Prairie View


Commerce Bank


Printing Inc.


CrossFirst Bank


Radio Kansas


Delta Dental of Kansas


Rose Hill Bank


Don Hattan Chevrolet


Senseney Music


Downing & Lahey Mortuaries


Stinson Leonard Street LLP




Fidelity Bank


Friends University-Dept. of Fine Arts


Homewood Suites by Hilton


Hyatt Regency Wichita


Intrust Bank


Johnson’s Garden Centers


Juhnke Financial Group

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Connoisseur Event The Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo Leon Fleisher, piano & Katherine Jacobson, piano Sunday, October 22 | 3:00 p.m. Wiedemann Hall


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SATURDAY, FEB 10 @ 8PM 2018

Carl Topilow, guest conductor Samuel Ramey, narrator Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus A patriotic salute to the brave men and women who defend our great nation and freedom with music by John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Richard Rodgers, and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait narrated by Samuel Ramey.


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