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WINNIPEG SYMPHONY

January – February 2012

WSO Principal wind players: Bede Hanley Patricia Evans Micah Heilbrunn Alexandra Eastley

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MESSAGE FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Alexander Mickelthwate Happy New Year and welcome back to the Concert Hall. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It’s time now to look forward to keeping up our New Year’s resolutions (if you were brave enough to make some) and find your way back into a post-holiday groove. This groove can be challenging sometimes, after the turkey leftovers have been finished and the hectic lifestyle begins once again for a new start to the year. I am thrilled to return for the exciting second half of our 64th season and hope to see you in the New Year, no matter how busy we all get. Attending concerts is such a treat, both for the patrons, musicians and anyone else who gets to be a part of them. This is because, at symphony concerts, you have the opportunity to escape to a world away from the busyness of life, scraping ice off your car windshield in minus 30 (plus windchill!), you name it. At concerts, you look forward to being transported to a different sound world, filled with echoes of other eras and passage points to places around the globe. Because that’s exactly what composers do: they create their own sound worlds. This January (13-14), you will be transported to the wholesome sound world that Mozart and Schubert locked in time, a time that seemed simpler than ours in many ways. You will be absolutely delighted to watch our four principal wind players – Patricia Evans, horn; Micah Heilbrunn, clarinet; Bede Hanley, oboe; and Alexandra Eastley, bassoon – performing Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante. Then you will go to the razzmatazz New York City of the 40s with composers Barber, Bernstein and Copland (Feb. 17-18, Feb 19 in Brandon). This time had a special kind of pure energy, excitement and freedom and helped us create a vividly-themed program featuring up-andcoming violinist Augustin Hadelich. You can even warm up this winter world with Latin-inspired concert A Night at the Copa (Jan 20-22) or work up a sweat dancing in the Concert Hall aisles during our Michael Jackson tribute (Feb 10-12). Music is a curious thing. It goes into your bones, limbs, head and heart and no matter when or where it came from, it has the ability to rejuvenate the soul, one moment at a time. A special gift, isn’t it? I hope that the groove you create this year includes many symphony concerts. Have a great 2012.

Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director

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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 sixth 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 Bukarest Philharmonic, 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, Chicago Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, NDR Hannover, as well as with symphony orchestras in several Canadian and U.S. cities. Born in Germany into a musical family, he studied conducting in Karlsruhe, Germany and at the Peabody Conservatory with Gustav Meier, and was invited as a conducting Fellow at Tanglewood, as well as at the Eötvöes Institute in Hungary. He is married with two sons.

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. Formerly conductor-in-residence of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Richard is currently resident conductor of the WSO, conductor of the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, as well as music director of the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra, based in Toronto. Guest engagements this season include the orchestras of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), East Texas, Hamilton and Quebec. 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 outstanding 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. Januar y – Februar y 2012 I OVERTURE 5


WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2011-2012 SEASON MUSIC DIRECTOR Alexander Mickelthwate RESIDENT CONDUCTOR Richard Lee COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE Vincent Ho FIRST VIOLINS Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster The S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté 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 **Meredith McCallum Rachel Moody Julie Savard Jun Shao SECOND VIOLINS Darryl Strain, Principal Elation Pauls, Assistant Principal Karen Bauch **Tomomi Brennan Rodica Filipoi *Barbara Gilroy Boyd MacKenzie Susan McCallum † Jane Radomski Claudine St. Arnauld Phoebe Tsang 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 **Desiree Abbey, Assistant Principal Alex Adaman Margaret Askeland Arlene Dahl Carolyn Nagelberg Emma Quackenbush BASSES Meredith Johnson, Principal Theodore Chan, Assistant Principal Paul Nagelberg Bruce Okrainec Zdzislaw Prochownik Patrick Staples FLUTES Jan Kocman, Principal Martha Durkin PICCOLO Martha Durkin OBOES Bede Hanley, Principal Robin MacMillan ENGLISH HORN Robin MacMillan CLARINETS Micah Heilbrunn, Principal Richard Klassen

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

TROMBONES Steven Dyer, Principal John Helmer 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 Alexandra 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 TRUMPETS

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


MATINEE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

10:30 A.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major Andrew Grams, conductor

PROGRAM Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 297b

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

(See below for guest artists and movements) MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Mozart & Schubert Andrew Grams, conductor Bede Hanley, oboe Micah Heilbrunn, clarinet

Patricia Evans, horn Alexandra Eastley, bassoon

PROGRAM Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 297b Allegro Adagio Andantino con Variazioni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

DINNER & A SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. Catered by: Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 8:00 p.m. Centennial Concert Hall German Potato Soup, Farmer Sausage & Corn Foam

Pre-concert chat with James Manishen, Bede Hanley, Micah Heilbrunn, Patricia Evans and Alexandra Eastley on the Piano Nobile begins 45 minutes prior to concert

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen

Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. Salzburg / January 27, 1756 d. Vienna / December 5, 1791 Composed: 1778 First performance: Unknown Last WSO performance: 1983, Douglas Bairstow, oboe; Theodore Oien, clarinet; Kenneth Strahl, horn; Vincent Ellin, bassoon; Kazuhiro Koizumi, conductor Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for winds has a curious history, not really having surfaced until 1905 when Otto Jahn’s massive posthumous biography of Mozart mentioned the existence of a “sinfonia concertante” for winds and Jahn’s editor further discovered a copy of a score among Jahn’s papers. Though the score’s source was never mentioned in Jahn’s book, most Mozart scholars agree that it is genuine. Mozart was in Paris in March 1778 seeking employment, meeting musicians and reporting back to his father on his progress. He was with his mother and not having much success in the early going. Though he was offered a low-paying job as organist at Versailles, he really wanted a theatre position (as well as Aloysia Weber, who he had just met in Mannheim on the way to Paris). Mozart turned the job down. In June, his mother fell ill and died the next month. Mozart was disconsolate and returned to Salzburg in September. While in Paris, Mozart had connected with Jean Le Gros, director of the renowned “Concert spirituel” orchestral series. Le Gros commissioned several pieces from Mozart including the Symphony No. 31 (Paris) and something in the sinfonia concertante form which was in vogue with Parisian audiences. Mozart also met four Mannheim wind virtuosos that were visiting Paris and wrote his

father that he was going to use their talents as inspiration for a new Sinfonia Concertante for flute, oboe, bassoon and horn. Mozart finished the work quickly and, as he again wrote, “the four soloists were, and still are, completely in love with [the work].”

Franz’s papers and manuscripts following his death. Trying to advance the cause of his brother’s works, Ferdinand was happy to link up with Schumann, who was not only an important composer but an influential writer and editor of a major music periodical. As Schumann pored over this 2600-bar symphonic epic, he later But the scheduled premiere planned wrote of being “in a state of complete by Le Gros was not to be. Another bliss.” Schumann sent a copy to Sinfonia Concertante by Giovanni Mendelssohn, director of Leipzig Cambini replaced Mozart’s, to the Gewandhaus Orchestra, along with an anger of the musicians who accused urgent plea to take the work up. Le Gros of sabotaging Mozart’s effort. Mendelssohn realized what he had in Mozart sold his only copy of the score his hands and the premiere was to Le Gros when he left Paris but scheduled within three months. claimed he could write it out from memory at any time. Why the clarinet Little is known of how the C major was substituted for the flute in the Symphony came about, other than the score remains a mystery, for the piece March 1828 date of the finished score. would not have later been played in Schubert had no commission, since the Salzburg since clarinets were work was well beyond the capabilities of unknown there. the local orchestras that had commissioned his earlier symphonies. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante is a Though Schubert had not completed a delight, rich in melody within the four-movement symphony since 1818, tonic key of E-flat major in each the intervening years had seen an movement - the desired preference exponential growth in the depth and at the time to keep things power of his instrumental writing. In harmonically simple – and full of 1825, Schubert undertook an Mozart’s sure-handed resourcefulness. enthusiastic summer-long tour of the The Adagio is a lovely aria for the countryside outside Vienna, likely to try wind quartet, while the ten variations to relieve himself of the depression he in the finale exploit the personalities was known to have suffered from. The of the instruments with verve and wit. instrumental floodgate opened as he began composing this magnificent work, Symphony No. 9 in his maturing instrumental focus and C major (Great) invigorating travels combining with the Franz Schubert youthful vitality that covered everything b. Vienna / January 31, 1797 Schubert produced in his brief 31 years. d. Vienna / November 19, 1828 Composed: 1825-1828 The Symphony opens with a horn First performance: March 21, 1839 theme of unusual phrase length (Leipzig) conducted by Felix Mendelssohn emphasizing a dotted rhythm that Last WSO performance: 2001, Joseph pervades the movement’s narrative. Silverstein, conductor The second movement is “from another sphere” as Schumann wrote, “Leaf heaped on its cellular details and transformations leaf…the heavenly seemingly gifted to each instrumental length…How refreshing group. The Scherzo leaps from the is this feeling of gate with rustic spirit, the centerpiece overflowing wealth!” filled with the most richly Viennese Robert Schumann wrote sentiment imaginable. The finale on discovery of the “Great” C major culminates as inevitably and Symphony on the dusty shelves at overwhelmingly as anything Ferdinand Schubert’s Vienna house in Beethoven ever wrote, the impetus 1839. Schubert’s brother Ferdinand, an perfectly proportioned to bring this organ teacher of little means with eight inspired ideal in symphonic children, had been entrusted with architecture to a close.

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PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Classical Kids LIVE! Beethoven Lives Upstairs produced by Classical Kids Music Education Richard Lee, conductor Andrew Redlawsk as “Christoph” Thad Avery as “Uncle”

PROGRAM Paul Pement, director and producer Symphony #7, II Susan Hammond, series producer Symphony #5, I Based on the original work by Barbara Nichol Piano Sonata in E major Dramaturge, music timing & light design Symphony # 1, IV by Paul Pement Romance in G+ Costume design by Alex Meadows Piano Sonata, "Pathétique" Production stage management & technical Symphony No. 9, II Piano Sonata, Op 14 coordination by Sara Murphy Symphony #4, II Extra Musicians: Minuet in G Donna Laube, piano Allen Harrington, bassoon "Spring" Sonata, I Sharon Atkinson, clarinet Victoria Sparks, timpani Symphony #8, II Tracy Wright, oboe Tony Cyre, percussion Leonore Overture #3 The theatrical concert version of Beethoven Lives Upstairs is an adaptation of the Für Elise best-selling and award-winning Classical Kids audio recording, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, produced by Susan Hammond and originally directed as a staged concert Orchestral Polonaise by Peter Moss with additional direction by Dennis Garnhum. Classical Kids® is a "Moonlight " Sonata trademark of Classical Productions for Children Ltd., used under exclusive license to Pement Enterprises, Inc., and produced by Classical Kids Music Education, NFP. Variations on Nel Cor Piu (Mozart) All Classical Kids CD and DVD recordings are marketed by The Children's Group. Symphony #6, I Actors and Production Stage Manager are members of Actors' Equity Association. "Birds" from Symphony #6 Symphony #6, "Storm" Piano Concerto #1, I Piano Concerto #5, II Nel Cor Piu Theme Basses "Sting" from Symphony #9, Finale Piano Capriccio, "Rage Over a Lost Penny" Symphony #6, "Tremolo" Symphony #9, "Ode to Joy,” Finale Piano Sonata Symphony #6, "Shepherd's Theme" Concerts for Kids sponsored by:

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POPS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

HOT! HOT! HOT! A Night at the Copa Victor Vanacore, conductor Andrzej and Jennifer Przybyl, dancers

PROGRAM All arrangements by Victor Vanacore Hot Hot Hot Opener Oye Como Va/Patricia (Cha Cha) Malaguena Espana Cani (Paso Doble) Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) South Beach Soul (Salsa) Samba in Blue (Samba)

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MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

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- INTERMISSION Workin' Day And Night Off The Wall Wanna Be Startin' Something Beat It The Way You Make Me Feel P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Human Nature Thriller Man In The Mirror Extra Musician: Tony Cyre, percussion

DINNER & A SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 8:00 p.m. Centennial Concert Hall

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MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

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MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL WSO IN BRANDON

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

3:00 P.M.

WESTERN MANITOBA CENTENNIAL AUDITORIUM

American Masters Larry Rachleff, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin

PROGRAM Bootlegger’s Tarantella

John Estacio (b.1966)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 Allegro Andante Presto in moto perpetuo

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

- INTERMISSION “Three Dance Episodes” from On the Town Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) “The Great Lover:” Allegro pesante “Lonely Town: Pas de Deux:” Andante sostenuto “Times Square – 1944:” Allegro Appalachian Spring: Suite Very Slowly Fast Moderato Quite Fast Still Faster Very slowly (as at first) Calm and flowing Moderate

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen

Bootlegger’s Tarantella John Estacio b. Newmarket, Ontario / April 8, 1966 First performance: May 17, 2001 (Calgary) conducted by Rolf Bertsch First WSO performance

Several stories exist as to other violinists (Oscar Shumsky and Herbert Baumel) that proved the movement could be played in Barber’s tempo. The premiere was given to the great violinist Albert Spalding in 1941.

The rhapsodic main theme of the opening movement is unabashedly Romantic and memorable, leading to the second animated theme punctuated by a Scottish rhythm initiated by the My opera Filumena is based on the true clarinet that alternates throughout the life story of Filumena Lossandro, a movement. The Adagio carries forward young Italian woman who immigrated to the warm lyricism of the opening Canada in the early 1900s. She was movement, the oboe taking the main married off at a young age and through theme followed by elaborations from this marriage became involved with an the solo violin at the centre. The finale Italian bootlegging ring, hence the title. makes not only an about-face in tempo but also has a more modern harmonic The first of three themes in this piece is a tang, perhaps in response to the folk-like melody, which eventually segues composer having had to leave Paris into a dance tune that one might hear at where he was working at the outset of a traditional Italian wedding party. the war. Perhaps the wedding band has had one too many of the bootlegger's brew, On the Town: Three Dance especially the lower brass section. The Episodes third theme suggests the passionate Leonard Bernstein elements of the story; betrayal, unrequited b. Lawrence, MA / August 25, 1918 love, and the despair at the tragic turn d. New York / October 14, 1990 of events. Gradually, the music returns to Composed: 1944 the theme that started off the piece. First performance: Broadway: December - John Estacio 28, 1944; “Three Dance Episodes:” February, 1946 Violin Concerto (San Francisco), with the Samuel Barber composer conducting b. West Chester PA / March 9, 1910 Last WSO performance: 2005, d. New York / January 23, 1981 David Itkin, conductor Composed: 1939 First performance: February 7, 1941 Leonard Bernstein’s 1944 (Philadelphia) conducted by ballet Fancy Free was Eugene Ormandy with choreographed by Jerome Albert Spalding as soloist Robbins and tells the story Last WSO performance: 1999, Benjamin of three sailors on leave in Bowman, violin; Bramwell Tovey, conductor New York City looking for girls. The story also inspired Bernstein’s Samuel Barber’s neofirst work in the realm of musical Romantic compositional comedy, On the Town, with book and style and approachably words by Bernstein’s old friend Adolph tonal language have found Green and his creative partner Betty many friends in securing Comden. his place among America’s most honoured composers. Again the story concerned three sailors looking to take in all New York City has Barber’s Violin Concerto was to offer in a 24-hour period. One of commissioned in 1939 by Philadelphia them falls for “Miss Turnstiles,” a subway merchant Samuel Fels for his young poster girl. The boys set out to find her violin protégé Iso Briselli. After as they encounter the city’s snap and receiving the first two movements, melancholy in their search. Robbins Briselli felt them to be too simple for his again supplied the dance numbers and supposed violin prowess. Fels demanded the show ran for 463 performances on his money back but Barber promised Broadway. Arthur Freed produced a that the finale would compensate. On splendid on-location film version in receiving the finale, Briselli declared it 1949. The dance episodes we’ll hear unplayable and Fels withheld the $500 were arranged by Bernstein for full orchestra in 1946. still outstanding on the commission.

The Great Lover kicks off in high spirits as we meet the sailors. Lonely Town is one of Bernstein’s most inspired melodies. The exuberant Times Square closes using the song New York, New York, not only a joyous postcard of Manhattan but of the show itself.

Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland b. Brooklyn NY / November 14, 1900 d. North Tarrytown NY / December 2, 1990 Composed: 1943-44; Revised as a Suite 1945 First performance: Ballet on October 30, 1944 (Washington); Suite on October 4, 1945 (New York) conducted by Artur Rodzinski Last WSO performance: 2005, Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor David Itkin, conductor The commission for Appalachian Spring came in 1942 from Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, a pianist and wealthy patron of the arts who greatly admired the work of dancer-choreographer Martha Graham. Graham wanted the story to reflect her grandmother’s farming roots in turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania – a pioneer story of a new farmhouse, a young bride and bridegroom and the growing strength through trials and tribulations in their new lives. Graham and Aaron Copland had previously and successfully collaborated, so he was a natural choice to produce the music. The premiere was to be at Washington’s Library of Congress in honour of Mrs. Coolidge’s 80th birthday in October 1944. Copland set the music for chamber ensemble due to the limited space in the theatre. He composed at night, claiming that the solitude helped him in realizing the peaceful mood of rural Pennsylvania. Graham took the title Appalachian Spring from an unrelated poem by Hart Crane and both the premiere and subsequent New York performance were enthusiastically received. Copland won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for music, later setting the score as an eight-movement suite. After an introduction of the characters, the music follows a story of elation and tenderness, square dances, country fiddlers, Revivalist passion, motherhood and gathering strength; its best-known music being the Shaker theme “Simple Gifts.”

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SOUNDBYTES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

8:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Beyond the Score® Dvor ˇák’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) Beyond the Score® is produced by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gerard McBurney, creative director, Beyond the Score® Martha Gilmer, executive producer, Beyond the Score®

Richard Lee, conductor Reid Harrison, actor Derek Morphy, actor Anna-Lisa Kirby, vocalist Will Bonness, piano James Manishen, narrator

PROGRAM Beyond the Score® Presentation

- INTERMISSION Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” Adagio – Allegro molto Largo Scherzo: Molto vivace Allegro con fuoco

Antonin Dvorˇák (1841-1904)

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Todd Rosenberg

MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

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WSO MUSICIAN PROFILES Chris Anstey

Raymond Chrunyk

Instrument: Violin

James Ewan

Instrument: Violin and Principal Librarian

Instrument: Bassoon and Contrabassoon

Hometown: St. John's, NL

Joined WSO: 1972

Joined WSO: 1991

Idol Growing Up: Wayne Gretzky

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

What is one of your most memorable live performances? April 1976, Kirill Kondrashin conducting Shostakovich Symphony No. 15

Idol Growing Up: Lotta Hitchmanova, the first person I ever heard suggest that we could end hunger worldwide

Joined WSO: 2005

What is one of your most memorable live performances? The Lord of the Rings film score at MTS Centre

Hobbies: Golf and animals, currently have 2 dogs and 3 cats

Yuri Hooker

Meredith Johnson

Photographer: Ken MacDonald

Photographer: Andrew Sikorsky

Micah Heilbrunn

What or who inspires you? My wife, my siblings

Instrument: Clarinet

Instrument: Cello

Instrument: Bass

Joined WSO: 2006

Joined WSO: 1999

Joined WSO: 2004

Hometown: London, ON

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

What is one of your most memorable live performances? Playing at Carnegie hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

What is your favourite piece to play? Bach Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello

Who was your idol growing up? Mats Wilander (80's tennis star)

What are some of your hobbies? I like to work out at the gym, cook and practice yoga!

What is one of your most memorable live performances? The hockey arena in Gillam, MB on our last northern tour

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What is your favourite piece to play? Many favorites! Perhaps Sibelius Second Symphony


Anne Elise Lavallée

Rachel Moody

Carolyn Nagelberg

Instrument: Viola

Instrument: Violin

Instrument: Cello

Joined WSO: 1997

Joined WSO: 2004

Joined WSO: 1972

Hometown: Québec City, QC

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

What is your favourite piece to play? Anything by J.S. Bach

Memorable live performance: Mahler 9 with Andrey Boreyko in 2006

Hometown: Born in Wilmingtom, North Carolina and grew up in Midland, Michigan, USA

What are some of your hobbies? I love cooking, baking and anything outdoors with the family

What are some of your hobbies? Cooking, reading fiction

Daniel Scholz

Darryl Strain

Photographer: Andrew Sikorsky

Zdzislaw Prochownik

What is your favourite piece to play? Any Beethoven or Bach

Hobbies: Yoga, reading, hiking

Instrument: Bass

Instrument: Viola

Instrument: Violin

Joined WSO: 1983

Joined WSO: 1994

Joined WSO: 2002

Hometown: Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Hometown: Regina, SK

Hometown: Prince George, BC

What are some of your hobbies? Musical instrument repairs, bow making, sailing

What is one of your most memorable live performances? Performing with Pierre Boulez in Halifax

What is your favourite piece to play? Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

What or who inspires you? Vienna Philharmonic TV concerts in Poland in the 1960's

What or who inspires you? My wife, Andrea Bell and our two sons, Peter and Luke

What are some of your hobbies? Bike riding, skiing, hiking

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ARTIST BIOS MASTERWORKS

Micah Heilbrunn

Mozart & Schubert

Born in London, Ontario, Micah Heilbrunn is currently principal clarinettist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as principal clarinettist with Symphony Nova Scotia and has played as guest principal with the National Arts Centre and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestras. Mr. Heilbrunn has served on the clarinet faculty of Brandon University, the University of Windsor, and the University of Manitoba and has been a featured artist at numerous festivals throughout Canada and the U.S. He has been an active orchestral and chamber musician, and has appeared regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company.

JANUARY 13-14

Andrew Grams As one of America’s most promising and talented young conductors, Andrew Grams has appeared with many of the world’s great orchestras including the Orchestre National de Lyon, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and many throughout the U.S and Canada. Last season witnessed a major debut for Mr. Grams with the highly acclaimed BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. Maestro Grams was a protégé of Franz WelserMoest and served as assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra from 2004 to 2007. Also an accomplished violinist, he was a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center from 1998 to 2004, serving as acting associate principal second violin in 2002 and 2004.

Bede Hanley 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 U.S., 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.

Patricia Evans A native of northern Vermont, Patricia Evans started playing the horn at age 10. She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and later at McGill University. In 2000, she was awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony where she spent the next two years. In 2002, she won the position of principal horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Evans has been invited to play with some of the top orchestras in North America, including the Montreal Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She teaches at the University of Manitoba and can frequently be seen playing with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Groundswell, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

Alexandra Eastley Alexandra Eastley joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as principal bassoon in 2007. She completed her bachelor of music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and earned her master's degree in solo bassoon performance from McGill University. As a freelance musician in Montreal, Ms. Eastley played with many ensembles, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. She has also performed as guest principal bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to teaching privately, she has been a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba and Memorial University.

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M ON DAY , A P R I L 23, 2012 W INNIPEG C ONVENTION C ENTRE - 375 YORK AVENUE

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CONCERTS FOR KIDS

Beethoven Lives Upstairs JANUARY 15

Classical Kids LIVE! The Classical Kids LIVE! Theatrical Symphony Concert Series brings to life Susan Hammond's best-selling audio stories for student and family audiences. Over two million children and adults throughout North America and abroad have enjoyed these magically staged concerts designed to bring to life the extraordinary lives and the musical masterpieces of the great classical composers. Having received more parenting, music industry, and educational awards and honours than any other entity of its kind, Classical Kids is proud to say, "We're making a difference!"

Andrew Redlawsk as “Christoph” Andrew Redlawsk, now in his fifth season with Classical Kids, plays both Christoph in Beethoven Lives Upstairs and Karl in Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, he is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and currently resides in New York City, where credits include: Greenwood (NYMF), BJ: A Musical Romp (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity), The Bowery Boys (NAMT), Together This Time (NYC Fringe), and Assassins and Godspell (Momentum Repertory Company). Regional credits include: A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane Oakbrook), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre), The Bowery Boys (Marriott Theatre), and Twelfth Night (Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival).

Thad Avery as “Uncle” Thad Avery performs for Classical Kids LIVE! as both Uncle in Beethoven Lives Upstairs and Tchaikovsky in Tchaikovsky Discovers America. After graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, he was a company member of the Utah Shakespearean Festival and travelled around

the world with an international comedy troupe that was featured at World Entertainment in Japan and at the Wintergarten in Berlin. His involvement in the musical production Forever Plaid took him across America to his current hometown of Chicago, where credits include The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web, Alice in Wonderland, and The Nutcracker. He gives special thanks to his mentor, the late Robert Hazzard. POPS

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Victor Vanacore Grammy Award-winner Victor Vanacore has been at the nexus of popular music for more than 25 years. Widely respected for his versatility, he has had a long history of fruitful collaborations with the biggest names in the entertainment industry as a conductor, pianist, composer and arranger. Mr. Vanacore’s latest musical incarnation is that of symphony pops conductor, having engagements with the symphony orchestras of Sydney, Melbourne, Edmonton and Vancouver, the philharmonic orchestras of Calgary, London, Belgrade, Bratislava, and Skopije as well as with orchestras throughout the U.S. In conjunction with his conducting career, Mr. Vanacore has had numerous associations with celebrity vocalists including the Jackson Five, the Fifth Dimension, Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles and more.

Andrzej & Jennifer Przybyl In his native Poland, Andrzej Przybyl started dancing with his twin sister in 1993. After winning the Polish Championships, they represented Poland at many international competitions throughout Europe and were allowed a sponsorship to the U.S. in 2002, which led to wins in several contests including in the Rising Star Latin Dancing Januar y – Februar y 2012 I OVERTURE 27


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Championships. After moving to the U.S., Andrej began dancing with Jennifer who subsequently became his wife and dance partner. In addition to being an award winning competitive dancer, she is a dance instructor at the couple’s Elite Dance Studio in Michigan. Together they have been winners in the Heritage Classic in North Carolina, the Holiday Classic in Las Vegas, the California Open, and in both the Michigan and Cleveland Dance Challenges. POPS

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Gavin Hope Gavin Hope has had a diverse career in song, stage, film, and TV. After being the youngest member in Calgary Opera Chorus history, he's been a member of Alberta pop group The EarthTones, and became a member of Canadian pop a cappella institution, The Nylons. Four albums, constant touring, and a Juno nomination later, he ventured into theatre, with highlights including Rent and the original Canadian company of The Lion King (as Simba). His 1998 debut album "Anything Like Mine,” gained favourable chart positions on Canadian airwaves including another Juno nomination for best R&B single recording. He has shared the stage with James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Deborah Cox, Shania Twain, Michelle Wright, Natalie Cole and Jill Scott.

Jeans ‘n Classics Band Since its inception by founder Peter Brennan, Jeans ‘n Classics has been a star performer in the arts and entertainment scene. Its concept of combining rock musicians and headlining stars with world-class symphony orchestras has drawn record setting capacity crowds. The band features some of the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in Canada

and the U.S. and boasts a number of headliners of worldwide note, including Roger Hodgson (formerly of Supertramp) and Martin Fry of ABC. What began as seven scared people assembled for a one-off concert experiment with an equally nervous orchestra, has grown into an ensemble of 29 people presenting 45 different pop/rock productions with over 80 orchestras worldwide, to some 200,000 people annually.

Kathryn Rose Kathryn Rose is known as one of Canada’s top “go-to" voices, having sung on well over 60 albums of other artists, including live and studio appearances with Barenaked Ladies, Patti Labelle, Sir Tom Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Anne Murray, Susan Aglukark, Sarah MacLachlan and more. She has provided vocals for TV shows Battle Of The Blades and Canadian Idol. Currently this longtime core artist with Jeans 'n Classics is balancing her solo music career, sitting on the Board of CIRAA (Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association) and playing prestigious events in her trio side project with jazz star EmilieClaire Barlow and Juno Award-winner Melanie Doane.

Lis Soderberg Lis Soderberg is a longstanding core member of Jeans ’n Classics. An award-winning songwriter, singer and voice actor, she continues to record and perform solo in addition to her work with Canadian and international artists. She is heard frequently on TV & radio commercials, and is also the voice welcoming you aboard Air Canada. Her new solo CD “Refuge” (2010) is available online at iTunes and on her website. www.lissoderberg.com

Katalin Kiss Katalin Kiss is known in the Canadian music industry for her staggering, tear-the-roof-off, goosebump-inducing vocals. In her travels she’s worked with many legends: Del Shannon, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry and Chaka Khan. A much-respected member of the Jeans 'n Classics family, Ms. Kiss lives in Picton, Ontario with her bassist husband and kids, where they have their own recording studio. Januar y – Februar y 2012 I OVERTURE 29


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Peter Brennan

Jeff Christmas

Born in England, Mr. Brennan studied music formally, but the lure of a travelling rock band ultimately won out. During the '70s and '80s he toured extensively throughout North America, establishing himself as a guitarist and music director. He became an in demand producer/arranger with top ten successes in the U.K., received awards and grants in Canada, and was selected as a Juno judge. In the early '90s, he established the Jeans ’n Classics Band. He recently received the Mayor's Award for the Arts in London, Ontario where he resides, and was named to the University Of Western Ontario, Faculty Of Music “Wall Of Fame” in September 2010.

Jeff Christmas is a Canadian- based composer, arranger, conductor, drummer, percussionist and trumpeter. He studied at York University, the University of Western Ontario and Berklee College of Music, where he majored in Film Scoring and Composition. He was composer-in-residence with the Orchestra London and has performed with several symphony orchestras across North America, as well as appearing internationally with artists such as Denny Doherty, The Rankin Sisters, Ashley McIsaac, J.P. Cormier and Michael Burgess.

Donald Paulton

Now celebrating his fourteenth season as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff also serves as director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert chair at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston. During his career, he has also been music director of the San Antonio Symphony. “A take-charge maestro who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding” (Chicago Tribune), Mr. Rachleff is in constant demand as a guest conductor and is especially noted for his rich and productive rapport with orchestra musicians. He has conducted and presented masterclasses all over the world and is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, having conducted All-State orchestras and festivals in virtually every state in the U.S. as well as throughout Europe and Canada.

Donald Paulton returns for his 18th season with Jeans ‘n Classics. As a longtime member of Canadian supergroup Lighthouse, he was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He has performed with such acts as Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, The Byrds, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), and the Platters. Mr. Paulton toured extensively with the hit theatre production, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, mastering the piano styles of Floyd Kramer.

Mitch Tyler As a freelance bassist, conductor and music educator, Mitchell Tyler has done theatre, concert and symphony work for session, club and corporate engagements. As guest conductor as well as a long-time member of Jeans’n’Classics, he has worked with many orchestras in Canada and the U.S. Mr. Tyler has just begun his seventh season as a regular guest conductor with Orchestra London Canada’s very successful “Red Hot Weekends” series. He has also written three educational series for children for Orchestra London Canada that feature the music of great composers along with his original music and the childrens’ theatre troupe, Dufflebag.

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Augustin Hadelich Consistently cited for his “gorgeous tone” (New York Times), “poetic communication” (Washington Post), and “Flawless intonation” (Vancouver Sun), Augustin Hadelich has catapulted into the top echelon of young violinists. After his sensational debut last summer with the New York Philharmonic at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, he was immediately invited to play again with the Philharmonic in Vail this summer. Recently awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the U.K., Mr. Hadelich is the 2006 Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009. Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, he holds a graduate diploma and artist diploma from The Juilliard School. Januar y – Februar y 2012 I OVERTURE 31


SOUNDBYTES

Beyond the Score Dvorˇák’s Symphony No. 9 ®

(From the New World)

FEBRUARY 25

Reid Harrison Reid Harrison has been active in Winnipeg’s arts community for many years. He was a founding member of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg and performed in principal roles in its early years before becoming its resident conductor and more recently the director of its productions including the upcoming Iolanthe. A frequent performer at Rainbow Stage, he was recently inducted onto Rainbow’s Wall of Fame. During many years teaching high school, he directed over 25 musical theatre productions. He is also co-founder of Dry Cold Productions and was music director for its most recent productions, The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd; the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Derek Morphy Born in England and educated in Wales, Derek Morphy sang as a choral scholar in the chapel at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and has sung in a number of chamber choirs in England and Canada. Since arriving in Canada in 1967, he has sung the bass solos in many oratorios. Mr. Morphy retired in 2000 following a 37year career teaching choral music and history. He presently conducts the Chamber Choir, Renaissance Voices, and the St. Andrews River Heights United Church Choir. He has adjudicated vocal, choral and speech arts classes at many festivals in Manitoba and across Canada.

Anna-Lisa Kirby Anna-Lisa Kirby has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many world-class jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Ted Nash, and Stefon Harris. Her

first solo CD, Shades of Blue, features Steve Kirby, Alvester Garnett, and Xavier Davis. She is also featured on the 1999 release Bluesectomy by Andy Farber and The Swing Mavens, and on Larry Roy and Steve Kirby’s Wicked Grin. She has been regularly featured with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Oceanic Jazz Orchestra and this will mark Ms. Kirby's second time performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Since 2005, Ms. Kirby has served as the jazz program coordinator and jazz vocal instructor at the University of Manitoba Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.

Will Bonness Will Bonness has been active on the Winnipeg, Canadian and international jazz scenes since his teen years. At age 17, he joined Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band for a year-long world tour which included performances in New York and London. He performs regularly throughout Manitoba with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the WSO, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Bonness has appeared on a number of recordings including the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra’s Steppin’ Out (2008), Larry Roy and Steve Kirby’s Wicked Grin (2008), and Papa Mambo’s Crooked Cha (2007). His 2009 debut Subtle Fire was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year at the Western Canada Music Awards. Bonness is on faculty at the Canadian Mennonite University and he teaches privately from his home.

James Manishen James Manishen, artistic & operations associate with the WSO, is a longstanding figure in Manitoba's music community. Joining the WSO as a clarinettist in 1966, he was the youngest full-time member in the orchestra's history and holds a master of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He was the classical music columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and was a well-known CBC broadcaster, hosting his own national radio show and appearing on many other CBC classical music shows as host, writer, and commentator. As a writer, he has been published in every major Canadian music journal plus international journals. As an adjudicator, he has judged the Canadian Music Competitions, the JUNOs, Indies, and Prairie Music Awards. In April 2010, Mr. Manishen conducted the WSO for the final round of the Doris McLellan Competition for Solo Performance. Januar y – Februar y 2012 I OVERTURE 33


WSO SUPPORTERS CORPORATE PARTNERS The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following companies whose generous support helps to ensure musical enrichment within our community. Thank you!

Podium $25,000 + Corus Entertainment Inc. National Leasing Resident Artist $10,000 - $24,999 Johnston Group Inc. Qualico Principal Chair $5,000 - $9,999 B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Rogers Media Group Wawanesa Insurance Assistant Principal Chair $2,500 - $4,999 Cambrian Credit Union J.K. Investments Ltd. Michael F. B. Nesbitt The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada Orchestra Chair $1,000 - $2,499 Bison Transport Dormond Industries E.H. Price Limited Long & McQuade Musical Instruments Payworks Inc Premier Printing Ltd. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Young Presidents Organization Music Stand $500 - $999 Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. Deloitte Foundation Florence & Sheldon Berney InterGroup Consultants Ltd. Manitoba's Credit Unions The Manitoba Teachers' Society New Flyer Industries Number Ten Architectural Group Piston Ring Service Pitblado LLP Pollard Banknote Limited Red River Co-Operative Ltd. The Smith Agency Ltd. Riser: Under $500 A. Akman & Son Ltd. Allmar International L.J. Bowman Realty Inc. Con-Pro Industries Canada Ltd. M. Morris W. Dorosh Michael McKernan Mid West Packaging Limited 1 Anonymous

Foundations Blumie & Iser Portnoy Endowment Fund and Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Brandon Area Community Foundation Francofonds Inc. Houston Family of Bradwardine Fund, the Winnipeg Foundation Leslie John Taylor Fund, the Winnipeg Foundation The Mauro Family Foundation John & Carolynne McLure Fund Ms. Ellen Peel Perce & Elizabeth Schirmer Foundation Private Giving Foundation Richardson Foundation Terracon Development Ltd. The Estate of Noreen Allen The Winnipeg Foundation Major Gifts Ruth Carol & Len Podheiser, In support of Music Connections Gorden Andrus & Adele Kory, In support of Education Programs

The Legacy Circle exists to recognize the following patrons whose foresight ensures that the WSO plays on for all Manitobans in generations to come. The WSO gratefully acknowledges Legacy Circle members for their planned future gift to the WSO.

Lorraine & Gerry Cairns Greg Doyle & Carol Bellringer Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard Ethel & Joe Karr Michel D. Lagacé G. E. Loewen S. E. Loewen W. H. Loewen Dr. Brendan MacDougall Carolyn & Nathan Mitchell Lesia Peet Trudy Schroeder June Slobodian Muriel Smith Robin Wiens & Émilie Lagacé-Wiens Donn Yuen 2 Anonymous

The Maestro’s Circle exists to recognize those special patrons whose significant philanthropy furthers the musical artistry of the WSO. Thank you!

Honourary Chair Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director Platinum Baton $25,000 + Bill & Shirley Loewen* Gold Baton $10,000 $24,999 Dr. Brendan MacDougall Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope* Silver Baton $5,000 $9,999 The Late Babs Asper* Greg Doyle and Carol Bellringer Dr. Terry Klassen & Ms. Grace Dueck Ron & Sandi Mielitz Muriel Smith Concertmaster's Bow $2,500 - $4,999 Gail Asper & Michael Paterson Joyce & Margaret Beggs Bill & Margaret Fast Morley & Marjorie Blankstein C.M., O.M. Timothy & Barbara Burt James Gibbs Mr. Frank Fred Gladky Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard Kevin & Els Kavanagh* Drs. Eleanor & Grant MacDougall John Mansfield & Pamela Simmons* Michael Nozick & Cheryl Ashley Frank & Jeanne Plett Lawrie & Fran Pollard George & Tannis Richardson* Jimmy & Morse Silden John Thistlethwaite Ian R. Thomson & Leah R. Janzen Professor A.M.C. Waterman Black Tie $1,500 - $2,499 Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Mr. Jim Barrett Mrs. Lucienne Blouw Herb & Erna Buller Brenlee Carrington-Treple & Brent Treple

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Friends of the WSO help support the WSO’s artistic programs each season. Members enjoy special benefits that bring members closer to the music, guest artists and WSO musicians. Thank you!

Honourary Chair Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster Symphony $600 + Mr. & Mrs. A. Robert & C. Joy Antenbring Len & Mary Bateman David & Gillian Bird Lorraine and Gerry Cairns John & Gay Docherty Beverley & Fred Dyck Mr. Abdo A El Tassi Carrie Ferguson Ms. Jo-Ann Finney Delores Gembey Penny Gilbert Robert & Linda Gold Michael & Hélène Hoffer Gwen Hodgson Donald K. Johnson June & Lawrence Jones Millie & Wally Kroeker M.L. Kuntzemueller W.K. Labies In Memory of Jean Mooney Terry & Vi Moore Lesia Peet Mrs. Marina Plett-Lyle Brian & Sharon Postl Jim & Pat Richtik Winnifred Sim Mr. Frank Stewart & Elaine Parent Mr. Peter van Dijken & Dr. Lorelie Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Willem T.H. van Oers Raymond & Shirley Wiest Concerto $300 - $599 Gorden Andrus & Adele Kory Margaret-Lynne & Jim Astwood Ms. Margaret Barbour Cheryl & Earl Barish Monty & Mary-Claire Bell Mark & Zita Bernstein Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Betts Helga & Gerhard Bock Mr. Jim Bracken Sheila & David Brodovsky Mr. & Mrs. F. Buckmaster

Elizabeth Buggey P. Jane Bullied Gail Carruthers Bruno Gossen & Solange Chabannes Barbara Coghlan Ms. Julie Collings Dr. & Mrs. David Connor Drs. David Connor & Kathleen Ross Barbara Cook Tanya & Cameron Derksen Sally R. Dowler Marten & Joanne Duhoux Marcia Fleisher & Kelly MacDonald Mr. William Gordon Dr. & Mrs. W. L. Gordon Patricia Guy Mary & Gregg Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hattie Mr. Daniel Heindl Sonia & Harvey Hosfield Helmut & Dorothy Huebert Investors Group Matching Gift Program Ms. Helen Isaak Rudy & Gail Isaak Robert Jaskiewicz Mr. Leroy M. Johnson Marianne Johnson Dave & Diane Johnston Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Penny & Gerald Kalef Koren & Leonard Kaminski J. Gartner & L. Kampeas Mr. & Mrs. Burton J. Kennedy Dr. I. Kinizsi In Memory of Harvey Kittle Susan & Keith Knox T.G. Kucera Ms. F. Lesage Yetta & Jack Levit Rose & Dick Lim James & Pat Ludwig Andrew Lutz Ms. Janice Lutz, in Memory of Don Browne, Alice Lutz & Lovie Liewicki Douglas MacEwan Pat & Murray Macrae Marjory Alexander Graham & Family Fund Mrs. Maureen McIntosh Mrs. E. Louise McLandress Dr. & Mrs. John & Natalie Mayba Gord & Sherratt Moffatt Robert Mondy Margaret Moroz, in Memory of Alice Lutz, Lovie Liewicki, and Donald Browne Vera Moroz Drs. Kenneth & Sharon Mould Bonnie & Richard Olfert

Shelley Parham & David Smith Blanche Parsons Mr. & Mrs. Marcel Pelletier Kevin & Karen Peters Vic & Gwen Pinchin Donna & Ian Plant Ms. Danuta Podkomorska Carolynne Presser Rosemary Prior Fred & Carolyn Redekop Levi & Tena Reimer Donald & Karen Ross Dr. & Mrs. A.N. Schroeder Merrill & Shayna Shulman Emily Stamp Harold & Brenda Standing Curtis & Lorane Steiman Dr. & Mrs. M.R. Steinbart Dr. Lea Stogdale Dr. & Mrs. John Taylor Lee Treilhard 6 Anonymous Serenade $150 - $299 Ross & Doreen Adamson Trish Allison-Simms Mr. Stuart Attwood and Michele Dupuis George & Eleanore Balacko Dick & Minnie Bell Audrey Belyea Dr. & Mrs. Barry Bermack Mark & Zita Bernstein Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edwin & Susan Bethune Mrs. Jean M. Bradley Ruth & Kris Breckman Gloria Brown Sel & Chris Burrows Carol A. Cassels Ron Clement Ms. Julie Collings Dennis & Ruth Cook Mrs. Joyce Cooper John Corp and Mary Elizabeth McKenzie Ingrid & Michael Cox Gary and Fiona Crow Ted & Margaret Cuddy Ms. Linda Daniels Mrs. Maureen Danzinger Bob & Alison Darling Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Dingman John & Ada Ducas Miss Helene Dyck Mr. & Mrs. W. Easton George B. Elias Mrs. Nobu Ellis John & Martha Enns Miss Tina Enns John B. & Katie Epp Margaret E. Faber Margaret & Bob Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Finnbogason

Doug & Phyllis Flint Mr. Lloyd Friedman Reg Friend Arnold & Christa Froese Harold & Alice Funk Dr. & Mrs. Ron & Denise George Doctor & Mrs. Andrew Gomori Dr. Lisa Gould Mrs. Harold W. Grant Larry & Sue Greer Dr. Hilary Grocott & Ms. Shivaun Berg Greg Edmond & Irene Groot-Koerkamp Ms. Joyce Grose Dr. Don & Jerri Hall Mr. Roy Halstead Mr. James Hanley Mr. & Mrs. Allan & Audrey Harburn Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hattie Larry & Evelyn Hecht Bob & Biddy Hilton Mr. Derek B. Holke Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Holland N.J. & L.J. Holliday Mrs. Joan M. Hunter Henry & Dena Katz Marion & Bill Kinnear Ms. Heather Kirkham Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Kirkland Ms. Rose Kotelniski Ms. Janet Kuchma Lillian Kushniaryk Ms. C. Teena Laird Ms. Elaine Lamonica Ms. Phyllis Law Mr. Norman Leathers Mr. & Mrs. Don Leech Mr. & Mrs. H.F. Leggett Ms. F Lesage Mrs. Myrna H. Levin Wendell & Eleanor Lind Mr. John Macrae Dr. & Mrs. A.G. Macrodimitris Helen & Brian Mansfield Ruth May D. McKay Violet McKenzie Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon McLeod Glen Mead Gary and Ricki Miles Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Sylvia Mitchell Armelle Molin Margaret & Fred Mooibroek Mrs. J.E. Morris Valinda Morris Bill & Hilda Muir Mrs. E. J. Nebbs Fred & Karen Nicholson George & Gladys Oelkers J.T. & Karen Ogden

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Theda Olson Carole & Cam Osler Margaret & Peter Peters Ms. Pat Philpott Mr. David Pike Ms. Cornelia Pope Tim Preston & Dave Ling Reynold Redekopp J. Reichert Ms. Iris Reimer Eleanor Riach Ms. Charlotte Robbins F.E. Sanderson Hans & Gabriele Schneider Dr. Robert Schroth Louis & Shirley Ann Simkulak David & Lorraine Smith Ms. Brenda Snider Gordon & Darby Spafford Mr. & Mrs. R.P. Spear Bonnie Hoffer-Steiman & Lionel Steiman Ms. Margaret Stevenson Margaret & Hartley Stinson Miss Evelyn M. Stoddart Dr. V. Marie Storrie Juris & Aija Svenne Dr. & Mrs. David Swatek Mrs. Florence Taylor Mrs. Lori Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Thompson Ms. Marilyn Thompson C. & R. Thomsen Dr. & Mrs. F.C. Violago Pat & Peter Walker Mrs. Marion Wallace Douglas & Janet Watson Paul Wiebe Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Whitlaw Mr. & Mrs. Claude Wilson Melanie Wood Karin Woods 15 Anonymous Prelude $75 - $149 P. Achtemichuk Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Susan Allen In Memory of Grant McIntosh, Guy Arbez & Dawn Power Doug R. Arrell Mr. Philip Ashdown Jack Atchison William & Irmgard Baerg, In Memory of Heather Whittaker Allan & Rochelle Baker David & Rosemary Barney Robert Barton Joyce & Margaret Beggs, In Memory of Heather Whittaker Eric Bergen Donald & Edith Besant

Lorne & Marilyn Billinkoff Ted Bock & Liane Chalmers Marnie Bolland Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Bolton Frances Booth Norma Bortoluzzi Brenda Bracken-Warwick & Ken Warwick Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Brady Mrs. Ruth Bredin Lorne & Rosada Bride Mr. Robert Briercliffe Paul & Doreen Bromley Miss Dorothy Broomhall Mr. & Mrs. Calvin & Jane Brown, In Memory of Grant McIntosh Mr. Chris Brown Mr. & Mrs. E. & M. Mavis Brown Mr. Ross Brownlee Ms. Marion Bruno Mrs. Marie C. Campbell Mr. Aurele Campeau, In Memory of Dr. Eguene Kaprowy Ms. Donna Carruthers Dr. Denis Champagne Dr. Jong Chang Saul Cherniack & Myra Wolch Mrs. Leona Christiansen Alex & Peggy Colonello Ms. Marcella Copp Joyce & Lawrence Cormack Irene & Robert Corne Ms. Helle Cosby Mrs. E. Craig Irene Crofts Ms. Ruth Crook Mrs. Isabel J. Crowson Ms. Denise Cyr-Gander Alonzo & Lise Daley Mrs. Sheila M. Davis Jack & Mary Davison Miss Anne Defehr D & E De Graff F. De Grazia Marilyn Derksen & Merle Neufeld Mary Dixon Maureen Dolyniuk Dr. F.P. Doyle Herb & Norma Driver Mr. R. D. Dryden John and Ada Ducas Kobus & Corne Du Preez Mrs. Dorothy Easton Bill & Anne Edge Mrs. M. L. Elliott Mr. Howard Epp Ken & Connie Epp Kathleen & David Estey In Memory of Ron Oswald Ms. Nelma Fetterman Gary & Marietta Fewings

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Doug & Joanne Flynn Margaret Follett Mr. Wayne Forbes Mrs. Marguerite Fredette Mrs. Margaret Funk Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Evelyn Gardner Deborah L. Ginther Joyce & Bob Gladding Ms. Diane Gooch Mr. Donald Graham Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Graham Claire Breslaw & Paul Granovsky Elaine & Oliver Greenfield Marj Grevstad Ms. Christina W. Grose Mr. & Mrs. Mel Guberman Maxine M. Gurvey Katie & DeLloyd Guth Mr. Patrick Hackett Miss Marilyn Hall Ian & Gerry Hamilton Marie Harnois Beth & Raymond Harris Ms. Dawn Harris Catherine Harrison Mrs. Phyllis Hatskin Teresa A. Hay Mrs. Elisabeth Hellmuth Mrs. Betty Henderson L.G. Herd Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Mrs. Marilyn Hido Ning Hou William J. Hutton Mr. Lindsay Ingram Rozin & Cathy Iwanicki Terry & Shirley James Wilfred & Dorothy James Alan Janzen & Leona Sookram Father Stan A. Jaworski Jim & Jan Tennant, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Mr. John Kearsey Erwin W. Kitsch John & Martha Klassen Mrs. Marion Korn Mr. Ernie Krahn D. Kristjanson Miss Patricia Kuchma Robert Kusmack Alan Laing Mrs. Helen La Rue Miss Elizabeth Lavender K. Le Madec Rod & Ann Ledwich Mr. R. Leroeye Riva Levi R. & J. Lewis David & Suzanna Libby Sheila & Elvin Linder Mr. Gordon P. Linney

Donald & Barbara Little Albert & Helen Litz Mrs. Mary Lloyd Kathleen Lovelace Laura & Michael Lovett, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Roger Lowe G. & G. Lowry Ms. Lorraine MacLeod Jim MacNair in Memory of Mae Markham Physiotherapy Clinic Harold S. Mawhinney & Judy Moon Mr. Alan Maxwell Dr. & Mrs. Ihor Mayba Mr. & Mrs. R. McDougall Janet McDowell M Jane McIntosh & Michael Weis, In Memory of David Grant McIntosh C. & J. McIntyre Mr. James A. McKinley Mrs. Jean McLennan Iona McPhee Edward C. Meadows Rita & Don Menzies Mrs. Jocelyn Millard Mrs. Mona Mills Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Ms. Akemi Miyahara Mr. Peter Morgan Agnes B. Morrow John & Margaret Mundie Don Munro Charlotte Murrell Glenn & Neva Nicholls B. & J. Nielsen Mr. Robert Nix Helen St. Germain Edgar Oddleifson Mr. & Mrs. Kiem Oen Truus Oliver Miss Jenny Olynyk Mrs. B. Ozog Abraham & Henny Paritzky In Memory of Mary Patterson Cameron Pauls Ms. Diane Payment Mrs. June Perron Sylvia & Earl Pitch Frank & Jeanne Plett Irvin & Sandra Plosker Mr. & Mrs. Edna Pohl Mr. & Mrs. Ron Polinsky Blumie Portnoy Phyllis Portnoy & Rory Egan Mr. & Mrs. Sam Potter Ms. Donna Price Ms. Joanne Prygrocki R. Publow Eric & Erna Pullam Bryan & Diana Purdy


Mrs. Carol Pyper Juta Rathke Ms. Marjorie Reed George & Lois Reenders Gordon & Adele Reid Esther Remis Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Rerie Stan Ridgway Waltraut Riedel-Baun Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Vera Ripley Bruce Roe & Margo Lane Donald & Karen Ross Brian & Iris Rountree Mr. John Russell John & Wendy Russell Alixe Ryles Mr. Johnny Rule Salangad & Ms. Pearly Rule Salangad Bill Sands A. Schroeder R. Schroeder Shirley Schroeder Viola J. Schultz Walter & Dorothea Schultz Mr. Ken Schykulski Charlene Scouten Ms. Jan Seaman Dr. L. Sekla Lynne B. Simonson Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mabel S. Smith Lindi & John Smith Geri & Peter Spencer Coralie & John Standing Mr. W.H. Stannard Mr. & Mrs. Starodub Nicola Lindley Starin Gary & Gwen Steiman Ms. Helena Stelsovsky Elva G. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Lorne & Lorna Stevens Archie & Shirley Stone Ms. Linda Sturgeon Ron Surcon Dr. & Mrs. S. Szirom Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Ms. Anne Thiessen June & Lorne Thompson Ms. Leann Thompson Ms. Marilyn Thompson Lorna & Dr. Ken Thorlakson Robert & Barb Tisdale Edith A. Toews Henry & Elizabeth Toews Dr. Helen A. Toews Carol & Neil Trembath Dr. & Mrs. Jose & Ruth Vasconcelos Hugo & Anny Veldhuis Bill & Brenda Voort Elizabeth M. Wall Peter & Faye Warren Jack & Bernice Watts Mrs. Gwen M. Welsh Mrs. Evelyn Wener

Mr. Herbert W. Wildeman Dorcas & Kirk Windsor Norma Woodman Patrick Wright Mr. Edwin Yee Graham & Vicki Young, In Memory of Grant McIntosh Mr. Donn K. Yuen 28 Anonymous Sonatina Under $75 P. Achtemichuck Joyce Aitken H Neil Almdal Jacqueline Anderson M. Richard Arcand Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Janice Bailey Ray & Barb Bailey Mr. Cliff Barrett Gertie and Asher Begleiter Mrs. Margaret Bellhouse Mrs. Eva Berard Balram & Carole Bhakar Dr. Eric R. Bohm Ms. Ingrid Bolbecher Ms. Kathy Brost In Memory of Donald Richard Browne Edythe M. Brown Dr. Jeff & Madeline Brown Narendra Budhia Ms. Carol Budnick Mr. Alfred Buelow Lydia Bulat Rev. Msgr. Michael Buyachok Ruth Calvert Barbara Campbell Ms. Ruth Campbell Canadahelps.Org Mrs. Audrey Cassels Betty & Bruce Catchpole Mr. Theodore Chell Mrs. Ella Chenkie Mrs. Patti Cherney Ms. Claudia Chernitsky S.K. Clark Marjory Clowes Ms. Katherine Cobor Ms. Doreen Conlin M. Aimé Coté Arthur Cramer & Darlene Stewart Stephen Crane Barrie & Sally Cranston Ms. Judy Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Joyce Crawley Ms. Maxine Cristall J. & B. Croxford Mr. Raymond E. Cunningham J Curtis D. Cymbalist Mrs. Daphne Davidson

Mr. Rowland Del Bigio Beth Derraugh Ms. M. Jane Dick Miss Shirley K. Dickinson Marlene & Fred Dickson Sylvia Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence & Brenda Donald David Downie Mrs. Norma Drosdowech Wanda Drury Miss Sharon Dueck, In Memory of Donald Browne Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eibisch Margaret Ellis 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 In Memory of Robert Gordon Fogg Dr. Theo Fourie Mrs. Sheryl Fowler Glen & Florence Fraser Mrs. Gitta Fricke Kevin & Pam Friesen Mary Friesen Mrs. Dot & Milt From Bill & Carolyn Gadsby, In Memory of Grant McIntosh Mr. & Mrs. George & Carol Gamby Mrs. M. L. Garry Jim & Betty Gaynor Ms. Barbara Gessner Mrs. A. Lee Gibson Mrs. M. Gilbert Les & Doreen Girling Mr. Goldstein Linda Graham Mrs. Inga Granovskaya John & Louise Greenaway Ms. Cheryl M. Greenwood Ms. Victoria Gretchen Ms. Marianne Gruber Ms. Wilma Guertin Mrs. Evelyn Gurvey, In Memory of Donald Browne Maxine M. Gurvey Mr. & Mrs. H Gustafson Irene Hamerton Gertrude Hamilton Ms. Heather Hartry Nora Harvey Mrs. Sylvia Haverstick Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Haworth

Gregory B. Hawrysh Jane Hayakawa Yude Henteleff C.M. Q.C. LLD (Hon) Max & Eleanor Herst Ms. Shirley Hicks Marion Holland Mr. Martin Horseman Ken Howard Mrs. Carole Hreno Roberta & Larry Hurtig Ms. Ishbel Isaacs, In Memory of Grant McIntosh Rozin & Cathy Iwanicki, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Jacqueline Iwasienko R.B. Jackson, In Memory of Heather Whittaker Philip, Susan & Josh Kahanovitch, In Memory of Heather Whittaker J. Gartner & L. Kampeas Ms. Jayne Laverne Kapac Dr. & Mrs. Arnold & Doreen Kapitz Dr. Sam Kantor In Memory of Anne Gwendolyn Karr Mr. Gordon C. Keatch Miss Esme Keith Ms. Eunice Kells Mrs. Shirley Kilburn Ms. Mary Klassen Susan Koncan Mr. Eugene S. Kovach Mr. & Mrs. Hy Kraitberg Mrs. K. Kristjanson Mrs. Jessie Lang Elizabeth Lansard Ms. Lorna Law, In Memory of Heather Whittaker Mrs. Eveleen Lawrenson Mr. and Ms. Leblanc Wayne & Helen LeBlanc Rod & Ann Ledwich Mrs. Ingrid Lee Teresa Lee, In Memory of Donald Browne Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Lentle Mrs. Mary-Ann Lepper Ms. Hildy Leverton Mr. & Mrs. C. Lewis Paul & Shirley Lindsay Mr. Paul Lindsay Barry & Patricia Lloyd Jeannette Lord, in Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Mr. Al Mackling Mr. & Mrs. Alexander & Phyllis Madryga Ma Mawi Mr. Allan Mapes Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon & Rita Margolis

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Darrell Marleau Mrs. Irene Marriott Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Carol Martens Ms. Mary Massey Mrs. Ruth Matas, in Memory of Don Browne Keith R. Mayoh Hugh McCabe Ms. Kimberley McCallum Ms. Susan McCarthy Ardythe McMaster Mrs. Marilyn McMullan Mr. Lyle W. McNichol Ms. Emily Mikolajewski Peter Miller and Carolyn Garlich Dianne Milton Mr. Howard Mitchell Ms. Akemi Miyahara M. Mohr Mrs. Joan Ann Morton Esther Nisenholt Issie & Hazel Oiring Miss Jenny Olynyk Ms. Margitta Ossenkopp Shirley & Graham Padgett Dr. F. Paraskevas Pat Patterson Mrs. Evelyn Pearlman Valerie Pearson Neil Bruneau & Ellen Peel

Mrs. Denise Penley Louise Penner Mrs. Heather Penno Ms. Gail Perry Howard Curle & Beverley Phillips Mrs. Marina Plett-Lyle, In Memory of Don Browne Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope, in Memory of Donald Browne Don and Carol Poulin, In Memory of Dr. Eugene Kaprowy Mr. David Procner Mrs. Glennys Propp Carol Rebizant Ms. Pat Repa Beverley Ridd, In Memory of Grant McIntosh

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Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Dorothy L. Hodgson In Memory of Donald Winkler Hurd P. Ilavsky Andrew Lutz, In Memory of Alice Lutz Robert and Barbara Lutz, Christopher Tanya and Mika Lutz, In Memory of Alice Lutz Barbara Main Dr. Peter & Jane Markesteyn Grant & Janet Saunders In Memory of Robert F. Skinner Trudy Schroeder & Norman Dyck, In Memory of Heather Whittaker Harry & Evelyn Wray Women’s Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra WSO 3 Anonymous

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!

Gail Asper & Michael Paterson In Memory of Jessica Bernardin Kurt Braun Sheila & David Brodovsky Ms. Marion Bruno Mr. Ray Davis Miss Helene Dyck In Memory of Madeleine Suzanne Gauvin In Memory of Esther Ginpil and Patricia Louise Tarnava

Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Vera Ripley Mrs. Susan E. Roe-Finlay Mr. & Mrs. D. Rosenbaum Mrs. Estelle Rosenberg Mrs. V. Rosolowich Mr. Don Ross Frances E. Rowlin Royal Canadian College of Organists, in Memory of William Sim

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Mr. Rory Runnells John & Shirley Russell Mr. & Mrs. John Sadler Leonore Saunders O.M. Mrs. Caterina Sayers Alan & Rebecca Schacter Kay Schalme William Scheidt Ms. Velma Schmidt Mrs. Edna Schneider Mrs. Marian Schroeder Adolph & Diane Schurek B.J.N. Scott Miriam Segal Robert and Marilyn Shawcross Carl and Margaret Shaykewich Shirley E. Sherwood Izzy Shore Mrs. Rita Shreiber Mrs. Elaine Silverberg George A. Sotiriadis Ms. Nata L. Spigelman Josephine Stemerowicz William Stuart Muriel Sutherland Ms. Mary Lou Talmage Gladys Tarala Ewa & Ludwick Tarsia Nancy & Geoff Tidmarsh Marilyn Torossi Mr. Alan Tring Mrs. Yoko Tsuyuki

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Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Pat & Mary Jo Carrabre Dr. & Mrs. David Connor Mrs. Ann England Mr. & Mrs. Egon & Erna Enns Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Richard & Karen Howell Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Koren & Leonard Kaminski Kozub/Halldorson Family T.G. Kucera Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Lambert Dr. Brendan MacDougall Mr. & Mrs. Cam & Joy MacLean Ms. Sheila Miller Mrs. Brenda Morlock Margaret Moroz Stogie B Lesia Peet Mr. Doug Shewfelt

D. Turner Mr. Richard Turner Mr. & Mrs. William & Diane Ulrich, In Memory of Gordon Fogg Ms. Eleanor Urquhart Mrs. Roseline Usiskin Sophia Venter Eve & Harry Vickar, in Memory of Don Browne Dr. & Mrs. L. Villa Denis Vincent Miss A. H. Wagstaffe Robin & Joanne Walker Mrs. Laurabelle Wallace Patricia & Lorne Wallace Ken and Mary Warmbrod Mr. & Mrs. Gordon R. Waver Mrs. Hilda Weber Mr. Glen Angus Webster Ms. Louise Welsh Ms. S.M. Whiteway, In Memory of Donald Browne In Memory of Heather Whittaker Ms. Lois A. Whyte Ms. Audrey Wilson Joy Winchell Elaine & Manuel Wiseman Terrie Woodward Phillip S. Young 27 Anonymous

Muriel Smith Mr. & Mrs. T. J. Wiens Karin Woods 1 Anonymous

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PRESIDENTS OF THE WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 1948-51 1951-53 1953-55 1955-57 1957-58 1958-61 1961-62 1962-64 1964-65 1965-67 1967-69 1969-71 1971-73 1973-74 1974-76 1976-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82

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PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Al Alexandruk Mal Anderson Carol Bellringer Doneta Brotchie John and Bonnie Buhler Edmund Dawe Julia De Fehr Susan Feldman Jamie Dolynchuk Barbara Filuk Wally Fox-Decent John Fraser Helen Hayles Kaaren Hawkins Sherrill Hershberg Ian Kay Michael D. Kay Roger King Bill Knight Michel Lagacé

Zina Lazareck Gail Leach Dr. Hermann Lee Naomi Levine Bill Loewen Don MacKenzie Bill Marr Michael Nozick Andrew Ogaranko Harvey Pollock John Rademaker Kathleen Richardson George & Tannis Richardson Ed Richmond Lorne Sharfe Graeme Sifton Joanne Sigurdson Bonnie Staples-Lyon Dennis Wallace

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Mr. John O. Baatz Mr. Andrew D. M. Ogaranko, Q.C. Mr. Harold Buchwald, Q.C. Mr. Michel Lagacé Mr. William H. Loewen Mrs. Julia DeFehr Mr. Gordon Fogg Mrs. Helen Hayles Mr. Anthony Brookes Mrs. Helen Hayles Mr. William Norrie Mr. William Loewen Mr. Bruce MacCormack Mr. Roger King Ms. Patti Sullivan Mr. Wally Fox-Decent Ms. Carol Bellringer Mr. Harvey Pollock (Interim President) Mr. Brendan MacDougall Ms. Dorothy Dobbie

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(A Fundraiser of The Women’s Committee of the WSO) All proceeds to benefit the WSO TICKETS: $5.00 each

EARLY BIRD DRAW: Feb. 3, 2012 – NMF Concert 8:45 p.m. Centennial Concert Hall WSO Dinner & Ticket Package Value: approx. $300.00 Bergmann’s on Lombard Dinner for Two on the Piano Nobile on Saturday, February 11th followed by a Pops Concert for Two: For Michael – The Music of Michael Jackson Our Thanks to our Donors: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra • The Women’s Committee of the WSO Number of Tickets: 1,000 MGCC Licence #4695-RF

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WSO BOARD & STAFF 2011-2012 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 Shirley Loewen, President Sylvia Cassie, Vice President Lesia Peet, Past President Margaret Harvie, Treasurer Evelyn Davidson, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dorothy Dobbie, President & Chair Ed J. Martens, 1st Vice-President Greg Doyle, Treasurer Muriel Smith, Secretary Dr. Brendan MacDougall, Past-President Marilyn Billinkoff Tim Burt Brenlee Carrington-Trepel Michael Cox

Arlene Dahl Dr. Daya Gupta Elba Haid Gregory Hay Maureen Kilgour Jackie Lowe Lesia Peet Dr. William Pope Terry Sargeant William Shead Karl Stobbe Richard Turner

OFFICIAL AUDITORS Runchey Miyazawa Abbott Chartered Accountants

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 Chelse McKee, Accounting & Volunteer Assistant

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS Jean-Francois Phaneuf, Director of Artistic Operations James Manishen, Artistic Operations Associate DEVELOPMENT Laura Daniel, Operations Manager Joanne Gudmundson, Director of Development Amanda Wilson, Stage Manager Carol Cassels, Development Manager Chris Lee, Orchestra Personnel Manager Sarah Lund, Development Coordinator Ray Chrunyk, Principal Librarian Gail Loewen, Manager of Strategic Advancement Projects Laura MacDougall, Assistant Librarian Lawrence Rentz, Stage Supervisor SALES & AUDIENCE SERVICES Ryan Diduck, Director of Sales & Audience Services EDUCATION & OUTREACH Jason Hayes, Patron Services Coordinator Tanya Derksen, Director of Education & Outreach Patron Services Representatives (p/t): Amy Wolfe, Education & Outreach Coordinator Matthew Brooks Brent Johnson, Education Projects Coordinator Rachel Himelblau Theresa Huscroft MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Clare Neil Lisa Abram, Director of Marketing & Communications Crystal Schwartz Cheryl Waldner, Communications Coordinator Heather Thornton Shaun Thompson, Graphic Designer Melissa Ungrin

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