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WINNIPEG SYMPHONY

November – December 2010

Canadian Tenors

“There is something epic and pure about the sound that happens when their four voices get together. ” – Alexandria Times

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The Thomas Sill Foundation and N o v e m b eof r –Manitoba December 2010 I The Jewish Foundation O V by ERTURE 3 have generously supported the WSO providing their Steinway Piano. J.J.H. McLean & Co. is the authorized Manitoba representative for Steinway Pianos. Fred Redekop is the official Piano Tuner and Technician of the WSO. The Fairmont Winnipeg is the official hotel of the WSO. Ann’s Flowers & Gifts is the official florist of the WSO. Runchey Miyazawa Abbott Chartered Accountants are the official auditors. Since 1948, the Women’s Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has made significant contributions to the WSO’s annual operating budget through the Music Stand and fundraising events each season. November – December 2010 I OVERTURE 1


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Trudy Schroeder Winnipeg is the cultural capital of Canada this year. The WSO has celebrated that well-deserved recognition with a concert at the beginning of 2010 and a Barge Festival performance in August. We are planning a concert here at the Centennial Concert Hall on January 2, 2011 that provides a splendid closing to the Homecoming and Cultural Capital activities. To round out the year of special activities, we are travelling to Ottawa in May 2011 to perform in the Prairie Scene Festival at the National Arts Centre. It is clear that the WSO plays an important role in many of our community celebrations. From Canada Day, business openings, and the Queen’s visit, to summer concerts in Assiniboine Park, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s sound and presence mark an occasion with joy and distinction. We serve the community in these very visible public ways, but we also take the whole orchestra to high schools and send ensembles to elementary schools, hospitals, and nursery schools. As we recognize the contribution that the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra makes to our community, we also have to consider the ways that we can sustain and nurture the artistic and community service role that the WSO plays in Winnipeg and beyond. At this time of year, we have the opportunity to make contributions to the WSO Endowment Fund which is held in The Winnipeg Foundation, and have those contributions matched by the federal government. The funds in the WSO’s Endowment Fund provide an ongoing stream of revenue for the WSO that is directed to supporting the programs that reach into our community to students and others who don’t have the resources to attend WSO concerts. At this time, the Government of Canada has a program that will partially match all contributions made to the endowment funds of arts organizations. This means that your contribution provides a 7-10% return to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in perpetuity. Your great-grandchildren’s children will benefit from a donation that you make today. In these celebratory months, as we prepare for and enjoy so many wonderful performances, we will also take the opportunity to recognize and thank all the people and organizations whose ongoing support and contributions ensure that there will be WSO performances in the years to come. The Legacy Circle will be meeting in early December, and we always welcome new members in that group of WSO supporters. Enjoy the great music that the WSO is able to bring to your fall and holiday seasons. We have many exciting new initiatives, musical projects and community initiatives we are working on that we will share with you over the coming months. All of us at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra wish you much happiness and good health as you plan for and enjoy the holiday season and prepare for the coming year.

Trudy Schroeder

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CONDUCTORS & COMPOSERS Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director Recognized as one of the most exciting young conductors of his generation, Alexander Mickelthwate is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where he has significantly raised the ensemble’s profile through innovative programming and active community engagement. Praised for his “splendid, richly idiomatic readings” (LA Weekly), “fearless” approach and “first-rate technique” (Los Angeles Times), the German-born conductor has attracted attention for his charismatic presence on the podium and command of a wide range of musical styles. In August 2007, Alexander culminated his three-year tenure as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with which he appeared regularly at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl. Previously as Assistant Conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, he co-founded the new music ensemble Bent Frequency, which was hailed as "one of the brightest ensembles on the scene” (Gramophone Magazine). Recent highlights include debuts with the Houston Symphony, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic and the Toledo Symphony, a re-engagement with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and a highly successful last-minute replacement with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. As guest conductor, Alexander has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Heidelberg Philharmonic, NDR Symphony Orchestra, as well as with symphony orchestras in several Canadian and U.S. cities. Born in Germany into a musical family, he developed his musical talent at an early age as a cellist, singer and organist. He studied conducting and piano performance at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe as well as at the Eötvöes Institute in Hungary.

Richard Lee, Resident Conductor From the time his mother sat him down at a toy piano when he was three years old, Richard Lee has spent his life immersed in music. He graduated to a real piano at the age of five and took up the violin at age seven. At age seventeen, he passed – with honours – the grade X piano and violin exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After a brief and ill-advised stint as a physics major, Richard came to his senses and pursued a degree in Music Performance at the University of Toronto as both a violinist and a violist while studying conducting. After teaching middle school music for five years, Richard returned to the U of T where, as the Victor Feldbrill Fellow in orchestral conducting, he obtained a Master’s degree under the tutelage of Raffi Armenian. Richard is currently Resident Conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra, based in Toronto. He has also conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Quebec and Thunder Bay. His work has been broadcast and recorded by the CBC/Radio-Canada. Musician, news junkie and connoisseur of fine ales, whiskies and cigars, Richard maintains residences in both Winnipeg and Toronto.

Vincent Ho, Composer-in-Residence Vincent Ho is widely recognized as one of the most exciting composers of his generation. His works have been hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty that has audiences talking about with great enthusiasm. His many awards have included Harvard University’s Fromm Music Commission, The Canada Council for the Arts’ “Robert Fleming Prize,” ASCAP’s “Morton Gould Young Composer Award,” four SOCAN Young Composers Awards, and CBC Radio’s Audience Choice Award (2009 Young Composers’ Competition). Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1975, Vincent Ho began his musical training through the Royal Conservatory of Music. He received his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in 1993, his Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary in 1998, his Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2000, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California (2005). His mentors have included Allan Bell, David Eagle, Christos Hatzis, Walter Buczynski, and Stephen Hartke. In 1997, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Schola Cantorum Summer Composition Program in Paris, where he received further training in analysis, composition, counterpoint, and harmony, supervised by David Diamond, Philip Lasser, and Narcis Bonet. November – December 2010 I OVERTURE 3


WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2010-2011 SEASON MUSIC DIRECTOR Alexander Mickelthwate RESIDENT CONDUCTOR Richard Lee COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE Vincent Ho FIRST VIOLINS Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster The Sophie-Carmen EckhardtGramatté Memorial Chair, endowed by the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Karl Stobbe, Associate Concertmaster Mary Lawton, Assistant Concertmaster

Chris Anstey Raymond Chrunyk Mona Coarda Hong Tian Jia Trevor Kirczenow Simon MacDonald Rachel Moody Julie Savard Jun Shao SECOND VIOLINS Darryl Strain, Principal Elation Pauls, Assistant Principal Karen Bauch Laura Chenail Rodica Filipoi Boyd MacKenzie Susan McCallum Claudine St-Arnauld *Barbara Gilroy *Kathryn Sigsworth **Elizabeth Dyer **Jane Radomski VIOLAS Daniel Scholz, Principal Anne Elise Lavallée, Assistant Principal

Laszlo Baroczi Richard Bauch Greg Hay Suzanne McKegney Merrily Peters Mike Scholz

CELLOS Yuri Hooker, Principal Rafael Hoekman, Assistant Principal Alex Adaman Margaret Askeland Arlene Dahl Carolyn Nagelberg Emma Quackenbush BASSES Meredith Johnson, Principal Theodore Chan, Assistant Principal Stanley Label Paul Nagelberg Bruce Okrainec Zdzislaw Prochownik FLUTES Jan Kocman, Principal Supported by Gordon & Audrey Fogg

Martha Durkin PICCOLO Martha Durkin OBOES Bede Hanley, Principal *Robin MacMillan **Melissa Scott ENGLISH HORN *Robin MacMillan **Melissa Scott CLARINETS Micah Heilbrunn, Principal *Richard Klassen **Caroline Gauthier

TRUMPETS Brian Sykora, Principal Paul Jeffrey Isaac Pulford The Patty Kirk Memorial Chair

TROMBONES John Helmer, Principal Steven Dyer BASS TROMBONE Julia McIntyre, Principal TUBA Chris Lee, Principal TIMPANI Jeremy Epp, Principal PERCUSSION Frederick Liessens, Principal HARP Richard Turner, Principal Endowed by W.H. & S.E. Loewen

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER Chris Lee PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN Raymond Chrunyk ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN Laura MacDougall

BASSOONS Alex Eastley, Principal James Ewen CONTRABASSOON James Ewen HORNS Patricia Evans, Principal Ken MacDonald, Associate Principal James Robertson The Hilda Schelberger Memorial Chair

Caroline Oberheu Michiko Singh

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*On Leave **Temporary Position Please note: Non-titled (tutti) string players are listed alphabetically and are seated accordingly to a rotational system.


SOUNDBYTES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Music, Movies & Maddin Richard Lee, conductor Guy Maddin, host Tony Zhou, piano River East Transcona Divisional High School Choir; Tina Klein, director

PROGRAM Thus Spake Zarathustra Symphony No. 25, Mvmt I Symphonie fantastique, Mvmt V A Fifth of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2, Mvmt III

Richard Strauss Mozart Berlioz Walter Murphy Rachmaninov

- INTERMISSION Bolero Adagio for Strings Ride of the Valkyries Requiem: Dies Irae Sabre Dance Dance of the Hours Carmina Burana: O Fortuna!

Ravel Barber Wagner Mozart Khachaturian Ponchielli Orff

Extra Musicians: Laura MacDougall, flute John Miller, trombone Tony Cyre, percussion Ben Reimer, percussion, drumkit Donna Laube, synthesizer, piano

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POPS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Simply Sinatra Richard Lee, conductor Steve Lippia, vocalist

PROGRAM I've Got the World on a String The Best is Yet to Come All the Way Cheek to Cheek Witchcraft It Was a Very Good Year I’ve Got You Under My Skin The Way You Look Tonight Send in the Clowns That’s Life

Harold Arlen/Riddle Coleman & Leigh/Jones Cahn & Van Heusen arr. Billy May Leigh & Coleman/Riddle Ervin Drake/Vanacore Cole Porter/Riddle Kerns & Fields/Riddle Stephen Sondheim Kay & Gordon

- INTERMISSION The Lady is a Tramp Come Fly With Me I Have Dreamed Fly Me to the Moon Saturday Night In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Luck Be a Lady My Way Extra Musicians: Ken Gold, alto saxophone Chuck McClelland, alto saxophone Paul Balcain, alto saxophone Brian Klowak, tenor saxophone Julie Husband, baritone saxophone

Rodgers & Hart/Riddle Cahn & Van Heusen/May Rodgers & Hammerstein/Riddle Howard/Riddle Cahn & Styne/Stordahl Mann & Hilliard Loesser/May/Friedlander Anka/François/Revaux/Costa Jeff Johnson trombone John Miller, trombone Nenad Zdjelar, bass Ben Reimer, drumkit Will Bonness, piano Tony Cyre, percussion

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MATINEE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

10:30 A.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Mozart Cristian Mandeal, conductor

PROGRAM Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K. 550 (see Masterworks program below for movements)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL WSO IN BRANDON

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

3:00 P.M. WESTERN MANITOBA CENTENNIAL AUDITORIUM

Mozart & Strauss Cristian Mandeal, conductor Bede Hanley, oboe

PROGRAM Overture in D major (In the Italian Style), D. 590

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in D major Allegro moderato Andante Vivace Allegro Played without pause

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen Overture in D major (In the Italian Style) Franz Schubert b. Vienna / January 31, 1797 d. Vienna / November 19, 1828 Composed: 1817 First performance: March 1, 1818 (Vienna) First WSO Performance Rossini-mania was sweeping Europe around 1817, especially his opera The Barber of Seville which reached unprecedented popularity in Vienna and won Schubert over with its effervescent wit and charm. Inspired, Schubert decided to write three overtures for an orchestra consisting of friends that would perform at his “Schubertiads,” sociable performance parties he had composed his first six symphonies for, among much else. The D major Overture is the second of the three and its premiere in a small upscale Viennese hotel turned out to be the first public performance of music by the 20-year-old Schubert. The material in the stately opening plus the lively ending coda in 6/8 later found their way into Schubert’s famous incidental music Rosamunde.

Oboe Concerto Richard Strauss b. Munich, Germany / June 11, 1864 d. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany / September 8, 1949 Composed: 1945, revised in 1948 First performance: February 26, 1946 (Zurich), conducted by Volkmar Andreae with Marcel Saillet as soloist Last WSO performance: 1997, Douglas Bairstow as soloist, Victor Feldbrill conducting

Fearful of being called before the Denazification Board in October 1945, Strauss left his idyllic villa in the Bavarian Alps for Switzerland where he stayed in a variety of locations in part caused by the frequent complaints of his difficult wife Pauline, who rejected many local accommodations she felt unworthy of a famous composer. Cleared by the Board in the summer of 1948, Strauss stayed in Switzerland for medical treatment but returned to his Bavarian villa four months before his death in May 1949. Shortly before he left for Switzerland in 1945, Strauss met a young American oboist stationed with the occupying troops in Bavaria. John de Lancie (father of the American actor of the same name) was a brilliant performer who later became principal oboist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Strauss invited him to his villa and de Lancie convinced the elder composer to undertake an oboe concerto. Strauss concurred, finishing the score soon after arriving in Switzerland. One cannot help feeling the influence of Mozart, Strauss’ favourite composer. The three movements are played without pause as if to state that the lyrical flow of this lovely ingratiating work is not to be interrupted. Transparency, warmth, economy of gesture and finesse prevail, along with solo writing that is affectionate and characteristic, especially in the cadenza leading to the rondo-Finale which recalls elements of the opening movement. Throughout one finds sun and light, a mellowness and resignation from the veteran composer that belied the difficult conditions of the time.

Symphony No. 40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. Salzburg / January 27, 1756 d. Vienna / December 5, 1791 Composed: 1788 Last WSO performance: 2007, Alexander Mickelthwate conducting In less than two months, Mozart produced the towering masterpieces of his orchestral output, Symphonies 39, 40 and 41. Though one cannot simplify the striking wealth of resource in No. 40, it may be fair to say that in its key of G minor and the symphony’s impassioned moods and restless intensity may very well be in response to the tragic conditions Mozart was living under at the time. Mozart was 32 in the summer of 1788, and in ill health. His wife was in failing health and they had just lost their six-month-old daughter. His opera Don Giovanni was not well received in May, not much was on Mozart’s plate performancewise and he was deeply in debt. But those two summer months may be the most magical period of musical creation in the history of the art. No. 40 is a work at the crossroads of the Classical and Romantic eras – a phenomenal happening that seems to live in both worlds at the same time. Here, the orderly ways of the Classical period find themselves amalgamated to a new and vivid power of self-expression which Beethoven was to take up and run with. All that, coupled with a masterly technical skill produce a truly gripping experience in No. 40, no matter how many times you hear it.

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MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Beethoven Mass in C Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Tracy Dahl, soprano

Colleen Skull, mezzo-soprano Kurt Lehmann, tenor Justin Welsh, baritone Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir; director Yuri Klaz

PROGRAM Suite No. 4 for Orchestra in D major, BWV 1069 Ouverture Bourrées I and II Gavotte Menuets I and II Réjouissance

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 “Exsultate, jubilate:” Allegro “Fulget amica dies:” Recitativo “Tu virginum corona:” Andante “Alleluja:” Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

- INTERMISSION Mass in C, Op. 86 Kyrie Gloria Gloria in excelsis Deo Qui tollis peccata mundi Quoniam tu solus sanctus Credo Credo in unum Deum Et incarnatus est Sanctus Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth Benedictus Agnus Dei

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen Suite No. 4 for Orchestra Johann Sebastian Bach b. Eisenach / March 21, 1685 d. Leipzig / July 28, 1750 Composed: Circa 1718 First WSO Performance J.S. Bach and his 24-year-old employer Prince Leopold got along famously during the time the composer was director of music at the court of AnhaltCöthen near Leipzig. When Bach was appointed in 1717, musicloving Leopold had grown the resident ensemble of instrumentalists to about 20. It is thought that all four of Bach’s Orchestral Suites were written for this group. The Suites or “Ouvertures” as Bach would have called them, derive from French dance, specifically the influence of Jean Baptiste Lully who was the famous court composer to balletmad Louis XIV. Lully filled his operas with dance and the style quickly migrated to Germany. It was Bach’s cousin, the well-known organist Johann Bernhard who likely introduced Bach to this music, the only Baroque type that didn’t involve soloists or singers. Suite No. 4 is scored for three trumpets, timpani, three oboes and bassoon plus strings. A majestic Overture finds Lully’s pompous dotted rhythms tamed and refined, leading to a lively fugal passage. The Bourrées begin with the characteristic lift found in the joyful French dance, the Gavottes are rustic, the Menuets graceful and courtly. Réjouissance, a spirited ‘rejoicing’ movement, caps off this delightful and entertaining Suite.

Exsultate, jubilate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. Salzburg / January 27, 1756 d. Vienna / December 5, 1791 Composed: 1773 First performance: January 16, 1773 (Milan), with Venanzio Rauzzini as soloist Last WSO performance: 2002, Karina Gauvin as soloist, Bernard Labadie conducting Mozart and his father Leopold had been in Milan supervising the production of young Wolfgang’s opera Lucio Silla, particularly enjoying the stirring voice and panache of lead singer Venanzio Rauzzini. Though this last visit to Italy failed to produce the permanent court job Leopold was hoping his son might receive, the 17-year-old composer didn’t hide the enthusiasm of youth and affection for Rauzzini’s vocal talents as he fashioned the highspirited motet Exsultate, jubilate. Though the subject matter is religious, the work is really a showpiece for the singer. Joyous, outgoing in its lyrical impulse and with the demonstrative personality of a concerto, the finale in particular has become known among Mozart’s most familiar works, its exploration of Alleluja resplendent in its optimism. Mass in C Ludwig van Beethoven b. Bonn / December 17, 1770 d. Vienna / March 26, 1827 Composed: 1807 First performance: September 13, 1807 (Eisenstadt), conducted by the composer First WSO Performance

by anything organized. The Mass in C (1807) was the first of Beethoven’s two settings of the complete Mass. The second was Missa solemnis composed 15 years later. Inevitable comparisons show the earlier one with not quite the ultimate fusion of creativity with divine musical statement as Missa solemnis. But the response could certainly be “what else in music is even close?” The Mass was commissioned by Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II, who wanted to restore what had become a family tradition commissioning one mass per year, as recently supplied by Haydn whose ill health in 1802 had put a stop to the supply. Beethoven was pleased with his work, writing to his publisher “I believe I have set the text in a manner in which it has rarely been treated before.” Unfortunately, Nikolaus did not agree. “What is this you have done now?” he asked Beethoven, in response to the grandeur and dramatic thrust Beethoven imbued the Mass with and for whose demands the performers were clearly not prepared. Beethoven was livid, and worried that Breitkopf would not publish the piece. Pleading his case he wrote a stinging letter to them, calling out the “utterly frigid attitude of our age” for a work that is “especially close to my heart.”

The Mass had to wait until the Victorian era’s upsurge in choral music for any frequency of performance. Though the Beethoven was guarded when it piece continues to live in the shadow of Missa solemnis, came to discussing religious Beethoven’s Mass in C never issues. Though brought up in fails to justify the composer’s the Catholic faith, his spiritual views were of an all encompassing uniquely personal inspiration, supreme craft and timeless nature, his sense of God a personal one not to be dictated communicative power.

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PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

1:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Festive Frivolity with Al Simmons Richard Lee, conductor Al Simmons, entertainer-extraordinaire

PROGRAM This Wacky Christmas Show

Al Simmons

Holiday Favourites

Traditional

Seasonal Silliness

Sensational

New Christmas Creations

Additional

Musical Merriment

Inspirational

And Madcap Fun

Unconventional

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POPS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Canadian Tenors Christmas Show Richard Lee, conductor Canadian Tenors Victor Micallef Clifton Murray Remigio Pereira Fraser Walters

PROGRAM Tonight’s performance will include the following selections: Because We Believe Gillies/Bocelli/Foster What Child Is This Dix Perfect Gift Moccio/Jordan God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Eng. Traditional Huron Carol Brebeuf/Middleton Silent Night Xaver/Mohr Wintersong McLachlan Adagio (Amore Perduto) Fabian/Giazotto/Albinoni Hallelujah Cohen Instrument of Peace Moccio/Jordan/Sky The Prayer Sager/Foster O Viens Emmanuel Traditional Ave Maria Caccini Belle Cocciante/Plamondon Nella Fantasia (from The Mission) Morricone/Ferraù O Holy Night Adam/Dwight Mary, Did You Know? Greene/Lowry Forever Young Dylan Panis Angelicus Franck Our Father Mallotte MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

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MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

8:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Handel’s Messiah Rudy Schellenberg, conductor Marni Enns, soprano Kirsten Schellenberg, alto Christopher Enns, tenor Victor Engbrecht, bass Mennonite Festival Chorus; Rudy Schellenberg and William Baerg, co-directors

PROGRAM Messiah

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Part I: Sinfony Recitative: Comfort ye my people (tenor) Air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor) Chorus: And the glory of the Lord Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass) Air: The people that walked in darkness (bass) Chorus: For unto us a child is born Recitative: There were shepherds (soprano) Chorus: Glory to God Air: Rejoice greatly (soprano) Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind (soprano) Air: He shall feed his flock (alto and soprano) Chorus: His yoke is easy - INTERMISSION Part II: Recitative: All they that see Him (tenor) Chorus: He trusted in God Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (tenor) Air: Behold and see if there be any sorrow (tenor) Recitative: He was cut off out of the land (tenor) Air: But thou didst not leave his soul (tenor) Air: Why do the nations (bass) Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder Chorus: Hallelujah Part III: Recitative: Behold I tell you a mystery (bass) Air: The trumpet shall sound (bass) Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb Chorus: Amen

Extra Musicians: Cary Denby, organ This program is dedicated to Elizabeth Tippett-Pope in honour of her birthday.

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ARTIST BIOS

POPS

SOUNDBYTES

NOVEMBER 5-7

Music, Movies & Maddin NOVEMBER 4

Guy Maddin Guy Maddin is an awardwinning Winnipeg-born screen-writer and director. His most distinctive quality is his fondness for recreating the look and style of silent or early sound era films. While he strives to recreate the styles and moods of early film melodramas, Weimar Republic German silent films, and 1920s Soviet agitprop, his own distinct personal style lies in his use of clichés, psychosexual situations, bizarre stories and humour. It is this self-conscious and surreal merging of early film-making techniques with a post-modern sensibility that give his films their distinct style. His awardwinning feature films include Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Archarngel, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary, The Saddest Music in the World, and My Winnipeg.

Simply Sinatra Steve Lippia Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show create a perfect blend of “classic” with “today.” His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners. Steve has performed hundreds of shows to soldout audiences with symphony orchestras across North America including Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, Rochester, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Cleveland Pops, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. MASTERWORKS

Mozart & Strauss NOVEMBER 12-13

Cristian Mandeal Tony Zhou At the age of four, Tony Zhou studied piano with the late Ann Lugsdin and is currently under the tutelage of David Moroz. He hass won numerous awards and scholarships in local, provincial, and national competitions. Mr. Zhou has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Youth Orchestra (2004), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (2008) and Polish Baltic F. Chopin Philharmonic Orchestra (2009). He has participated in master classes with internationally acclaimed pianists, including Angela Cheng, Anton Kuerti, John Perry and Lee-Kum Sing, among others. He attended the Morningside Music Bridge Program in Calgary this past summer. 20 OVERTURE I November – December 2010

Cristian Mandeal studied with Herbert von Karajan and Sergiu Celibidache. He has held numerous posts including principal conductor and general music director of the Bucharest Philharmonic (1987-2009), artistic director of the Euskadi Symphony and principal guest conductor with the Hallé Orchestra. Mr. Mandeal is currently principal guest conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic and frequently guest-conducts orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, RTE National Symphony and the Czech Philharmonic. He has collaborated with renowned soloists including Radu Lupu, Maxim Vengerov and Mstislav Rostropovich. Involved in numerous recording projects, his latest release is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé Orchestra.


Bede Hanley

MASTERWORKS

A native of Saskatoon, oboist Bede Hanley joined the WSO in 2009. Previously, Mr. Hanley was principal oboe of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand and a member of Spain’s Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife. An active chamber musician, Mr. Hanley has been a recitalist in Canada, the US, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, and featured as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia, Cleveland’s Bach/Handel Society, the St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra and the Prairie Virtuosi.

Beethoven Mass in C DECEMBER 3-4

Tracy Dahl Tracy Dahl has "a voice filled with sunshine, rainbows and laser light" according to Opera Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle finds her "bright, sparkling, and bouncing, accurate and winning.” Tracy has performed with every major Canadian orchestra, including the Toronto Symphony. She has also preformed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the Atlanta ’96 Olympics Arts Festival, the San Francisco Symphony in Handel’s Messiah and with the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin. She also performed with maestro Slatkin at the Hollywood Bowl, joined the Tonhalle Orchestra/Zurich under David Zinman for a gala New Year’s Eve concert, and made her United Kingdom debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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Colleen Skull

Justin Welsh

Colleen Skull has been a frequent performer at numerous opera companies and orchestras across Canada, most recently in performances at the Canadian Opera Company, Manitoba Opera, Haliburton Opera Studio, with the Winnipeg Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony. Operatic roles include the title ° roles of La Voix Humaine and Jenufa, Wellgunde in Gotterdämmerung, Waltraute, Rossweisse, and Siegrune in Die Walküre, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, Lisa in Pique Dame, Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Herodias in Salome. In Winnipeg, Ms. Skull has been featured as Marina in the WSO’s performances of excerpts of Boris Godunov, as the mezzo soloist in the Verdi Requiem, and as Flora in La Traviata with the Manitoba Opera. Ms. Skull is currently a doctoral candidate in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto.

From British Columbia, baritone Justin Welsh, a former member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio was recently featured in the COC’s Otello and Carmen. Prior to his appearance with the Winnipeg Symphony, he was heard as Riccardo in Bellini’s I Puritani for Toronto’s Opera in Concert. Recent engagements include Messiah with the Mississauga Choral Society, Bach Cantatas with the Grand Philharmonic Choir of Kitchener Waterloo and he was featured as Ari in the world premiere of James Rolfe’s Swoon. 2008-2009 highlights included Faure’s Requiem with Choeur St. Laurent, Matthäus Passion with the Guelph Chamber Choir, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Bach’s Magnificat with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, and “Opera Briefs” and “Get Stuffed” with Tapestry New Opera Works.

Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir

Kurt Lehmann A Carnegie Hall debut singing Verdi's Requiem as well as engagements in Pittsburgh, Calgary, Dallas, Vancouver and at Glimmerglass Opera in New York are evidence of Winnipeg-born Kurt Lehmann's growing reputation. Highlights of his 2008-2009 season included an “Opera Stars Under the Stars” concert, a New Year’s Eve Gala and Rodolfo in La Boheme for Opera Naples, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Manitoba Opera and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Winnipeg and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies. 2009-2010 highlights include Flamand in Strauss’ Capriccio for Pacific Opera Victoria, Cassio in Otello for Edmonton Opera, Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Winnipeg Symphony this December, the Choral Symphony for L’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, and Verdi’s Requiem for the Regina Symphony. 22 OVERTURE I November – December 2010

The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir (the “Phil”), the oldest choir of its kind in western Canada, has been entertaining Winnipeg audiences with beautiful music since 1922. The Phil’s repertoire covers a broad range of secular and religious music including oratorios, masses, cantatas, songs and choral symphonies. In November 2009, the choir presented the Manitoba premiere of Bruckner’s Requiem in concert with members of the WSO and All the King’s Men.

Yuri Klaz Yuri Klaz, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Phil, celebrates 10 years with the choir. He also conducts the Winnipeg Singers, First Mennonite Church choir and Shaarey Zedek Synagogue choir. He has


been recognized for his passionate and articulate interpretation of a wide variety of choral works and has been instrumental in the presentation of works by Manitoba and Canadian composers.

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Festive Frivolity DECEMBER 5

Al Simmons Al Simmons is a creative genius with the soul of a vaudevillian, a wizard of one-liners, whose humour touches a responsive chord in people of every age. This Juno Award winner’s act is at once frantic and engagingly simple; it is a tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness. In the entertainment business for 40 years, the popular Manitoba-based performer is likely Canada’s most versatile comedian. He puts on a funfest, full of bizarre gadgets, wild costumes, unique songs, crazy vaudeville-inspired routines and of course bad puns. Mr. Simmons and his wife Barbara have been married since 1976 and live in harmony and pandemonium near the small Manitoba town of Anola. They have three sons, Karl, Will and Brad, and three granddaughters, Ashley, Kaitlin and Marley.

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Canadian Tenors Christmas Show DECEMBER 10-12

Canadian Tenors The Canadian Tenors have criss-crossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices,

wonderful sense of humour and memorable music. The Tenors enjoyed tremendous success in 2009 as both their debut and holiday albums were certified gold in Canada. With recent appearances on Oprah with Celine Dion, Dr Phil, the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics and at the NBA All-Star game, 2010 has been the biggest year yet. The foursome have received rave reviews and standing ovations from the Tel Aviv Opera House where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre where they headlined with Sting and Sheryl Crow, to Sarah McLachlan’s Summer Sessions concert with Neil Young. The group has collaborated with legendary producers Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd), Grammy Award-winner Steve Thompson (Madonna), and Juno Award winner Jeff Wolpert (Loreena McKennitt).

MASTERWORKS

Handel’s Messiah DECEMBER 18

Marni Enns Since her Rose Bowl win in 2000 at the Winnipeg Music Festival, Marni Enns has made her mark on this city’s music scene for the “pureness and precision” and “ethereal quality” with which she sings. Her appearances as soprano soloist include Haydn’s The Creation with the WSO, and Bach’s B Minor Mass and St. Matthew Passion with Canzona. She has performed Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 55 setting with the Mennonite Festival Chorus. Ms. Enns is currently a member of the Winnipeg Singers, Canzona and Encore Vocal Quartet and is the Associate Pastor of Worship at the Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church. Ms. Enns and husband Rob, have three young daughters. November – December 2010 I OVERTURE 23


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Pretzel & Mustard Crusted Breast of Chicken with Red Wine Sauce set on Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Market Vegetables † Viennese Apple~Apple Strudel with Rum Macerated Golden Raisins & Cinnamon Stick Ice Cream

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Kirsten Schellenberg

Victor Engbrecht

One of the most soughtafter oratorio singers in Manitoba, Kirsten Schellenberg is “always a treat to hear” and is considered “one of Manitoba’s most consistent singers.” Ms. Schellenberg has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and the Musik Barock Ensemble. She has enjoyed guest appearances with the Musical Offering, Southern Manitoba Concerts, the Mennonite Festival Chorus, the Mennonite Oratorio Choir, and the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, Canzona and the Winnipeg Singers.

Since his high school days Mr. Engbrecht has been involved in music making and found himself in the company of many excellent musicians. He has performed with a number of Winnipeg’s premier musical arts organizations including the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, the Mennonite Festival Chorus, Winnipeg Singers, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the celebrated choral ensemble, Canzona, under the direction of his father Henry Engbrecht. He has had the privilege of studying with singers including Leopold Simoneau and Pierrette Alarie at Canada Opera Piccola in Victoria, Patricia Kern at the University of Toronto Opera School, and Henriette Schellenberg at the Canadian Mennonite University. He and his wife Eileen have four children and they live near Winnipeg.

Ms. Schellenberg has been a featured soloist numerous times with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, performing well known works such as Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Mass in b minor, Mozart’s Requiem, excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Christopher Enns Tenor Christopher Enns is a recent graduate of the Opera Diploma Program at the University of Toronto. A native of Manitoba, Mr. Enns holds a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba. Christopher started the 2010/2011 season in the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio where he has performed mainstage roles in Death in Venice, and is looking forward to appearing as Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, and covering the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. Christopher has also been recently seen in the role of Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Ecclitico in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna, and the title role in Candide.

Mennonite Festival Chorus; William Baerg & Rudy Schellenberg, co-directors The Mennonite Festival Chorus (MFC) made its debut in 1985 under the distinguished leadership of Robert Shaw, together with the WSO in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. Following that auspicious beginning, it twice appeared at the International Choral Festival in Toronto with the TSO: in 1989 with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Robert Shaw) and in 1993 with Britten’s War Requiem (Bramwell Tovey). Together with the WSO, the choir has performed works by Mahler, Handel, Bach, Dvorˇ ák, Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Arvo Pärt. MFC is a highly select core of choristers from Winnipeg and surrounding communities, many of whom are regular members of other choirs, including those of Canadian Mennonite University. Mennonite Festival Chorus is codirected by William Baerg, Professor Emeriti (who served as rehearsal conductor for this performance), and Rudy Schellenberg, Associate Professor of Music, both at CMU.

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Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Whitlaw Ron & Shirley Williams Elma & Charles Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Claude Wilson Mr. David Wilson Winnipeg Foundation Corporate Matching Program Melanie Wood Karin Woods 21 Anonymous Prelude $75 - $149 Michael & Susan Allen Doug Arrell & Dick Smith Mr. Philip Ashdown Jack Atchison Mr. Murray Auld Allan & Rochelle Baker Robert Barton Mrs. Margaret Bellhouse Mrs. Audrey Belyea Eric Bergen Donald & Edith Besant Mr. Ted Bock & Ms. Liane Chalmers-Bock Marnie Bolland Brenda Bracken-Warwick & Ken Warwick Mr. Glenn J. Bradshaw Mrs. Ruth Bredin Lorne & Rosada Bride Mr. Robert Briercliffe Mrs. Joycelin Brooks Miss Dorothy Broomhall Chris Brown Mr. & Mrs. E. & M. Mavis Brown Ms. Judy Brown Mr. Ross Brownlee Ms. Marion Bruno Ms. Carol Budnick Ms. Freda Buleziuk Mr. Aurele Campeau, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy M.E. Carr Ms. Donna Carruthers Dorothy & Bob Carswell Dr. Denis Champagne Dr. Jong Chang Saul Cherniack & Myra Wolch Ms. Darlene Chimilar Mrs. Leona Christiansen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Clarke Ms. Julie Collings Alex & Peggy Colonello Ms. Marcella Copp Joyce & Lawrence Cormack Irene & Robert Corne Ms. Helle Cosby Irene Crofts Dennis & Ruth Crook Rev. & Mrs. W. A. Cross J. & B. Croxford Denise Cyr-Gander Alonzo & Lise Daley Mrs. Sheila M. Davis

F. De Grazia Marilyn Derksen & Merle Neufeld Miss Shirley K. Dickinson Mary Dixon In Memory of Diane Dowling David Downie Mrs. Margaret Downie Dr. F.P. Doyle Herbert Driver Mr. R. D. Dryden Kobus & Corne Du Preez Mrs. Dorothy Easton Bill & Anne Edge Mr. Howard Epp Ken & Connie Epp Kathleen & David Estey In Memory of Ron Oswald Greg & Linda Fearn D. Ferraton Doug & Joanne Flynn Margaret Follett Dr. Theo Fourie Glen & Florence Fraser Mrs. Marguerite Fredette Mr. Lloyd Friedman Kevin & Pam Friesen Mrs. Margaret Funk Mrs. Mary Funk Mr. & Mrs. Oliver & Evelyn Gardner Deborah L. Ginther Joyce & Bob Gladding D.L. Gooch Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Graham Claire Breslaw & Paul Granovsky Mrs. Noreen Greenberg Dr. Hilary Grocott & Ms. Shivaun Berg Ms. Christina W. Grose Ms. Joyce Grose Mr. & Mrs. Mel Guberman Maxine Gurvey Katie & DeLloyd Guth Mr. Patrick Hackett Miss Marilyn Hall Mr. Roy Halstead Ian & Gerry Hamilton Marie Harnois Mrs. Phyllis Hatskin Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hattie Teresa A. Hay Mrs. Elisabeth Hellmuth Paul & Millie Hemmelgarn Mrs. Betty Henderson L.G. Herd Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Ms. Shirley Hicks Mrs. Marilyn Hido Shelagh A. Hinch Mr. Derek B. Holke Richard & Karen Howell Mrs. Joan M. Hunter William J. Hutton Mr. Lindsay Ingram Alan Janzen & Leona Sookram

Father Stan A. Jaworski David & Heather Jenkins Ms. Marilyn Kapitany Mrs. Ethel Karr Erwin W. Kitsch Birte Klug Mr. Ernest Kornelsen Mr. Ernie Krahn D. Kristjanson Miss Patricia Kuchma Robert Kusmack Alan Laing Mrs. Helen La Rue Miss Elizabeth Lavender Mrs. Donna Leech K. Le Madec Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Lentle Mr. R. Leroeye Riva Levi R. & J. Lewis Sheila & Elvin Linder Mr. Gordon P. Linney Donald & Barbara Little, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Albert & Helen Litz Mrs. Mary Lloyd Lorron Agencies Ltd. Laura & Michael Lovett, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Roger Lowe Roger & Norma Lowe G. & G. Lowry Evelyn & Brian Lundeen Lorraine MacLeod Jim MacNair, In Memory of Mae Barbara Main Markham Physiotherapy Clinic Harold S. Mawhinney & Judy Moon Dr. & Mrs. Ihor Mayba Gary & Joan McCallum Mr. & Mrs. R. McDougall Charlie & Joan McIntyre Violet McKenzie Mrs. Jean H. McLennan Ardythe McMaster Mr. James A. McKinley Mr. & Mrs. Erhard Meier Rita & Don Menzies Josephine Meyer Mrs. Jocelyn Millard Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Sylvia Mitchell Ms. Akemi Miyahara Mrs. Anne Moore Mr. Peter Morgan Dr. Stan & Wendy Moroz Agnes B. Morrow John & Margaret Mundie D. Munro Charlotte Murrell B. & J. Nielsen Mr. Robert Nix Edgar Oddleifson George & Gladys Oelkers

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Grand Prize Draw: December 18, 2010

Kawai Baby Grand Piano Value $14,295

10 Works of Art by Manitoba Artists Value $3,500 - $140

Proceeds in support of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Odds of Winning:

1 in 10

4 WSO by Design, 4-Concert Package for 2 Value $290

35 - $20 Dinner Gift Certificates plus 2 tickets to a WSO performance Value $164

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Mr. & Mrs. Kiem Oen John & Karen Ogden Truus Oliver Mrs. B. Ozog Shirley & Graham Padgett Abraham & Henny Paritzky Mr. Cam Pauls Mrs. G.T. Pearson In Memory of Miles Pepper Margaret & Peter Peters Ms. Pat Philpott Sylvia & Earl Pitch Mr. & Mrs. Edna Pohl Mr. & Mrs. Ron Polinsky Phyllis Portnoy & Rory Egan Mrs. Nell Provinciano Ms. Joanne Prygrocki Eric & Erna Pullam Mrs. Carol Pyper Mr. & Mrs. A. Rathke Ms. Marjorie Reed George & Lois Reenders J E Louanne Reid Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Rerie Patrick Rice R. Richman Stan Ridgway Waltraut Riedel-Baun Carmen Roberge Frances E. Rowlin John & Wendy Russell Mr. Johnny Rule Salangad & Ms. Pearly Rule Salangad Mrs. S Sampson Bill Sands A. Schroeder R. Schroeder Shirley Schroeder Viola J. Schultz-Ridge Walter & Dorothea Schultz Mr. Ken Schykulski Ray & Charlene Scouten Dr. L. Sekla Drs. Sexton Mrs. Doreen Shanks Shirley E. Sherwood Heida & Skuli Sigfusson Garth Simonson Dr. Don and Lynne Simonson F. & M.A. Smith Mabel S. Smith Lindi & John Smith Peter & Geri Spencer Helen St. Germain Coralie & John Standing Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Stanton Nicola Lindley Starin Carl & Mary Starodub Gary & Gwen Steiman Ms. Helena Stelsovsky Josephine Stemerowicz Elva G. Stevens William Stewart Archie & Shirley Stone Ms. Linda Sturgeon Juris & Aija Svenne Audrey M. Swan Dr. & Mrs. S. Szirom

Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Jim & Jan Tennant, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Tom and Lori Thomas June & Lorne Thompson Ms. Marilyn Thompson Mr. Ross Thompson Lorna & Dr. Ken Thorlakson Dr. H.A. Toews Elizabeth Toews Mary & Gordon Toombs Neil & Carol Trembath Dr. & Mrs. Eric Vickar Eve & Harry Vickar Mr. Robert Vineberg Ms. E. Wall Elizabeth M. Wall Mrs. Laurabelle Wallace Peter & Faye Warren Jack & Bernice Watts Mrs. Evelyn Wener J. Whyte Mrs. Frances Wickberg Dorcas & Kirk Windsor Dr. Kenneth & Norma Woodman Patrick Wright John & Beverley Yarema Ruth Zoltok 26 Anonymous Sonatina Under $75 P. Achtemichuk Joyce Aitken Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Albersheim Jacqueline Anderson Ms. Jean Armstrong Yves Auger Mr. John Bacon Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Janice Bailey Mr. Doug Bale Mr. Cliff Barrett G. Barton Lucille & Ed Bass Miss Wendy Beaton Gertie and Asher Begleiter Mrs. Margaret Bellhouse Mrs. Eva Berard Mr. George Berman Balram & Carole Bhakar Mrs. Janet Bider Dr. Eric R. Bohm Ms. Ingrid Bolbecher Mr. J. R. Bonot Mrs. Ruth Booth Ms. Kathy Brost Edythe M. Brown Mr. John & Judith Brown Dr. Jeff & Madeline Brown In Memory of Donald Richard Browne Narendra Budhia Alfred Buelow Lydia Bulat Ruth Calvert Barbara Campbell

Mrs. Ruth Campbell Betty & Bruce Catchpole Ms. Wanda Lu Chandler Mr. Theodore Chell Mrs. Patti Cherney Ms. Claudia Chernitsky Melina Chow Ms. Arline Christopherson Ross M. Cleeve Marjory Clowes Mrs. Jean M. Coates Katherine Cobor & Gordon Steindel Ms. Doreen Conlin Mr. Ernest Cornelsen Mr. James Cory M. Aimé Coté Mrs. Jane Coyne Stephen Crane Ms. Judy Crawford M. & G. Crielaard Ms. Maxine Cristall Mr. Alan L. Crossin Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Cunningham J Curtis D. Cymbalist Ms. Mary Dahl Ms. Joan Dale Mrs. Daphne Davidson Mrs. Jacqueline Davie Dr. Beth Davies D & E De Graff Mr. Rowland Del Bigio Beth Derraugh Ms. M. Jane Dick Marlene & Fred Dickson Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Joyce Dittman Miss Patricia Dolski Mrs. Reta Dordick Mrs. Norma Drosdowech Miss Sharon Dueck, In Memory of Donald Browne Mr & Mrs. Peter Eibisch Ms. Adele Elin Mrs. M.L. Elliott John & Ruth Ens Don & Martha Epstein Vera & Peter Fast Miss Nancy Fennell, In Memory of Donald Browne David & Ruth Ferguson Laurel Fife Cal & Lois Finch Mr. David Firman, In Memory of Alice Lutz Cathy Florko Mrs. Sheryl Fowler In Memory of Dr. Karl Krueger Mrs. Gitta Fricke Ms. Anne Friesen Mary Friesen Peter Fulop Mr. & Mrs. George & Carol Gamby

Mr. Daymond Gauthier Jim & Betty Gaynor Ms. Barbara Gessner Marybet & Jim Gilroy Mr. Laurent Gimenez Les & Doreen Girling Mr. Goldstein Mrs. Inga Granovskaya Josephine G. Green John & Louise Greenaway Ms. Cheryl M. Greenwood Mr. George Grenier Ms. Victoria Gretchen Mr. & Mrs. H Gustafson Ms. Evelyn Gurvey, In Memory of Donald Browne Irene Hamerton Gertrude Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. I Hamilton Ms. Heather Hartry Nora Harvey Mrs. Sylvia Haverstick Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Haworth Ms. Sharyn Hayter Mrs. Dolores Hebert Max & Eleanor Herst Shirley Hicks Jean Highmoor Dorothy L. Hodgson Mr. Martin Horseman Ken Howard Rozin & Cathy Iwanicki, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Jacqueline Iwasienko Neoma Jantz Mrs. Lois Johnson Audrey E. Jones Arlene & Robert Jones Dr. Sam Kantor Ms. Jayne Laverne Kapac In Memory of Anne Gwendolyn Karr Mr. Gordon C. Keatch Mrs. Shirley Kilburn John & Martha Klassen Mr. Eugene S. Kovach Simma & Hy Kraitberg Emery & Vlasta Lajtai Josie Landry Elizabeth Lansard Mrs. Eveleen Lawrenson Ms. Barbara Lawton Ms. Patricia Leblanc Ms. Patti Leblanc Rod & Ann Ledwich Mrs. Ingrid Lee Ms. Teresa Lee, In Memory of Donald Browne Mr. Richard Lemmon Ms. Heather Leonoff Mr. P Le Quere David & Cheryl Levene Ms. Hildy Leverton Mr. & Mrs. C. Lewis Paul & Shirley Lindsay Barry & Patricia Lloyd Mrs. Mary Lloyd

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Jeannette Lord, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Ms. Savellia Love Kathleen Lovelace Joe and Carole MacKintosh Mr. Al MacKling Mr. & Mrs. Alexander & Phyllis Madryga Mr. Allan Mapes Carol Markiewich Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Carol Martens Mrs. Irene Marriott Mrs. Patricia Matheson Ma Mawi Keith R. Mayoh Cathy McCollough Donovan McKay R. H. McKenzie Mrs. Marilyn McMullan Dr. Ann M. McNeill Mr. Lyle W. McNichol Allan McPhail Mr. J McPhee Mr. Ron Meyers Mrs. Gloria Miller Peter Miller & Carolyn Garlich Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mindell Mr. Howard Mitchell Miss Jane E. Montgomery M. Mohr, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Mrs. Colette M. Mozol Esther Nisenholt Issie & Hazel Oiring Miss Jenny Olynyk Mr. & Mrs. Mario & Barbara Osorio Ira & Sadie Owen Dr. F. Paraskevas Edith K. Parker Ms. Norma Parsons In Memory of Mary Patterson Donna Pearen Mrs. Evelyn Pearlman Neil Bruneau & Ellen Peel Mrs. Denise Penley Addie Penner Mrs. Louise Penner Mrs. Heather Penno Mrs. June Perron Ms. Gail Perry Mike Petkau Robert Phillips Mrs. Marina Plett-Lyle, In Memory of Donald Browne Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope, In Memory of Donald Browne Dr. & Mrs. James Popplow Don & Carol Poulin, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Mr. & Mrs. Norman Pound Mr. David Procner Mrs. Glennys Propp

R. Publow Bryan & Diana Purdy Mr. Michael Quinn Ms. Tami Reynolds Mr. Patrick Rice Beverley Ridd David & Helene Riesen Mr. & Mrs. Robert and Vera Ripley Mrs. Sandra Rosen Mrs. Estelle Rosenberg Mrs. V. Rosolowich Mr. Rory Runnells John & Shirley Russell Mr. & Mrs. John Sadler Alan & Rebecca Schacter Kay Schalme William Scheidt Ms. Velma Schmidt Mrs. Edna Schneider Mrs. Marian Schroeder Adolph & Diane Schurek Mr. John Schwandt B.J.N. Scott Dr. Marvin & Emily Shane Mr. James Shanks Mr. Robert Shawcross Elaine & Norman Silverberg Catherine E. Smart Mr. George Smellie Mr. Ed Solimka George A. Sotiriadis Ms. Nata L. Spigelman Dr. & Mrs. J.B. Squire Ms. Judy V. Stanley Mr. Eric L. Stefanson Ms. Kay Stewart Gerry & Jasmin St. Laurent G.W. & Jean Swift Gladys Tarala Ewa & Ludwick Tarsia Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Heather Teller Ms. Leann Thompson Nancy & Geoff Tidmarsh Ms. Helen A. Toews Marilyn Torossi Mr. Alan Tring Mr. & Mrs. William & Diane Ulrich, In Memory of Gordon Fogg Ms. Eleanor Urquhart Mrs. Roseline Usiskin Eve & Harry Vickar, In Memory of Donald Browne Miss A. H. Wagstaffe Ms. Donna Wakaruk Robin & Joanne Walker Patricia & Lorne Wallace Mr. Ken Warmbrod Mrs. Hilda Weber Mr. Glen Angus Webster Ms. Louise Welsh Mr. E. F. White Ms. S.M. Whiteway, In Memory of Donald Browne

Ms. Lois A. Whyte Mrs. Barbara Wilson David & Joan Wilson Mr. & Mrs. John Wood Terrie Woodward Gladys Wynes Mr. Edwin Yee Phillip S. Young Patricia & Lorne Wallace Mr. Ken Warmbrod Mrs. Hilda Weber Mr. Glen Angus Webster Mr. E. F. White Mrs. Barbara Wilson David & Joan Wilson Mr. & Mrs. John Wood Terrie Woodward Gladys Wynes Mr. Edwin Yee Phillip S. Young 40 Anonymous

ENDOWMENT FUND Leave a legacy by making a donation to the WSO’s Endowment Fund. Managed by the Winnipeg Foundation since 1959, the fund has grown in value to just over 4.4 M. Gifts to the fund ensure longterm financial support for the orchestra. Thank you!

Share the Music is a unique outreach initiative of the WSO that allows economically disadvantaged children and their families to attend WSO performances. Thank you for helping to Share the Music!

M. & G. Crielaard Barbara Cook Ms. Cecilia Dong L Erickson Ms. Nicole Lafreniere River West Park School Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Ms. Brenda Sklar G.W. & Jean Swift Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor

New Music Festival Club donors help to ensure the artistic excellence of the WSO’s New Music Festival. Members are invited to special receptions throughout the festival.Thank You.

Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Dr. & Mrs. David Connor Mrs. Anne England Kathleen & David Estey Dr. Denis & Tricia Hlynka In Memory of Jessica Paul & Nel Henteleff Bernardin Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Dr Tom & Mrs Jennifer Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Carter Koren & Leonard Kaminski Mr. Ray Davis Kozub/Halldorson Family Miss Helene Dyck Ms. Deirdre Laidlaw Ms. Cheryl M. Greenwood Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Lambert In Memory of Doris May K.W. Lee Hall Mr. Gordon P. Linney Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Ms. Teresa Martin Andrew Lutz, In Memory Ms. Sheila Miller of Alice Lutz Mrs. Brenda Morlock Jim MacNair, In Memory Margaret Moroz of Mae Robert & Cindy Neufield Barbara Main Suzanne & Bill Newman Ms. Lori Marks Lesia Peet Ruth May Bill Reid Ardythe McMaster Mr. Doug Shewfelt Frances E. Rowlin Muriel Smith Grant & Janet Saunders Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Stanton In Memory of R.F. Skinner Ms. Roberta Stephen Dan & Elsie Stasiuk Ms. Linda Harlos & Ms. Inga Storgaard Mr. Adrian Wildsmith In Memory of Mr. Christopher Wilson Michael Zaluski Karin Woods 32 Anonymous 2 Anonymous November – December 2010 I OVERTURE 35


WSO BOARD & STAFF 2010-2011 SEASON OUR DISTINGUISHED PATRONS His Honour the Honourable Philip S. Lee C.M., O.M. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba His Worship Sam Katz, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg Mr. W.H. Loewen & Mrs. S.E. Loewen, WSO Directors Emeritus WOMEN'S COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE Lesia Peet, President Shirley Loewen, Vice President Olga Runnalls, Past President Susan Cooke and Winnifred Warkentin, Secretary Margaret Harvie, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dorothy Dobbie, Susan Feldman President & Chair Dr. Daya Gupta Ed J. Martens, Elba Haid 1st Vice-President Chris Lee Muriel Smith, Lesia Peet 2nd Vice-President Dr. William Pope Dr. Brendan MacDougall, Ed Richmond Past-President Lorne Sharfe Marilyn Billinkoff William Shead Brenlee Carrington Trepel Joanne Sigurdson Michael Cox Karl Stobbe Arlene Dahl Richard Turner Greg Doyle

Trudy Schroeder, Executive Director

Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director

EXECUTIVE OFFICE Lori Marks, Confidential Executive Assistant

ARTISTIC Bramwell Tovey, Conductor Laureate Richard Lee, Resident Conductor Vincent Ho, Composer-in-Residence

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION John Bacon, Director of Finance & Administration Sandi Mitchell, Payroll & Accounting Administrator Kari Keam, Accounting & Administration Assistant

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS Jean-Francois Phaneuf, Director of Artistic Operations James Manishen, Artistic Operations Associate DEVELOPMENT Anne Elise Lavallée, Artistic Operations Assistant Joanne Gudmundson, Director of Development Sue Stone Scott, Production Stage Manager Carol Cassels, Development Manager Laura Daniel, Production Coordinator Terri Nordman, Development Coordinator Chris Lee, Orchestra Personnel Manager Gail Loewen, Manager of Strategic Advancement Projects Ray Chrunyk, Principal Librarian Laura MacDougall, Assistant Librarian SALES & AUDIENCE SERVICES Lawrence Rentz, Stage Supervisor Ryan Diduck, Director of Sales & Audience Services Jacob Gurevich, Personnel Manager Emeritus Tara Forshaw, Patron Services Supervisor (Maternity Leave) Sarah Lund, Group Sales Associate EDUCATION & OUTREACH Jason Hayes, Patron Services Representative Tanya Derksen, Director of Education & Outreach Melissa Ungrin, Patron Services Representative (p/t) Amy Wolfe, Education & Outreach Coordinator Ashley Cyr, Patron Services Representative (p/t) Heather Thornton, Patron Services Representative (p/t) MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Crystal Schwartz, Patron Services Representative (p/t) Lisa Abram, Director of Marketing & Communications Matthew Brooks, Patron Services Representative (p/t) Cheryl Waldner, Communications Coordinator Clare Neil, Patron Services Representative (p/t) Shaun Thompson, Graphic Designer Rachel Himelblau, Patron Services Representative (p/t)

WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TICKET INFORMATION 1020-555 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3 Phone: 204.949.3950 Fax: 204.956.4271 www.wso.ca

WSO Box Office phone: 204.949.3999 www.wso.ca

Ticketmaster phone: 204.780.3333 www.ticketmaster.ca

Group Sales phone: 204.949.3967 groupevents@wso.mb.ca

The WSO is a chartered non-profit organization operated by a voluntary Board of Directors.

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