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WSO PEOPLE MAKE IT POSSIBLE: CELEBRATE WITH US ON APRIL 23, 2012 WSO GOLDEN BATON AWARDS Each year the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra celebrates the contribution and accomplishments of key musicians and community supporters at our Spring Gala and Awards Dinner. The evening features superb musical entertainment, a wonderful celebratory meal, silent and live auction activities, and the awarding of the WSO Golden Baton Awards. These awards are given annually to people who have made a significant contribution to the musical life of our community through their musical excellence or their special support and contribution to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The first award was presented to WSO past president and community supporter Harold Buchwald, Q.C. in 1990. Past recipients of the award have included James Ehnes, Irmgard and William Baerg, George T. Richardson, Raymond McFeetors, Sanford Riley, and William H. Loewen. All of these individuals have been important to the history of the WSO. This year the WSO is proud to present the awards to two remarkable Winnipeg women who have both made outstanding contributions to the life and health of our cultural community. Tracy Dahl is a coloratura soprano who was raised in Winnipeg and continues to make this her home as she makes her mark on the international operatic and concert stage. Tracy has established a remarkable international career which has included performances at La Scala in Milan, Italy, the Metropolitan Opera and all the major opera companies in Canada in performances that receive rave reviews. She also makes a large contribution as a voice instructor at the University of Manitoba. Her students are starting to make significant careers as professional singers in Canada and abroad. This much-treasured performer continues to make a large impression as a singer, teacher and valued community member. Carol Bellringer is well known in Manitoba as the Auditor General for the Province of Manitoba. She will be honoured with the WSO Golden Baton award for her outstanding contribution on the Board and as President of the WSO during a very difficult time in the orchestra’s history. Carol served with energy and positive attitude through a period of intense challenges for the symphony. Her willingness to continue to provide leadership, seek support, fill in where needed and resolve countless issues in crisis helped to set the stage for the renewal of stability the WSO is enjoying today. Despite all the challenges, Carol fondly remembers her many interactions with interesting and committed people, the wonderful concerts, the WSO Northern Tour to Churchill, and serving on the selection committee for hiring our current music director, Alexander Mickelthwate. Join us on April 23, 2012 to honour these outstanding Manitobans.

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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. March 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

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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 BASSOONS Alexandra Eastley, Principal James Ewen

TRUMPETS 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


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

Caroline Oberheu Michiko Singh

*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.



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Schumann: Symphony No.1 (Spring) PROGRAM Schumann: Symphony No. 1 (Spring) (See below for conductor and movements) MASTERWORKS


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Parker Plays Brahms 2 Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano

PROGRAM Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38 (Spring) Andante un poco maestoso – Allegro molto vivace Larghetto Scherzo: Molto vivace Allegro animato e grazioso

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

- INTERMISSION Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat major, Op. 83 Allegro non troppo Allegro appassionato Andante Allegretto grazioso

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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Gewandhaus Orchestra for the premiere on March 31, 1841. As one of the century’s greatest pianists, Clara (1819-1896) was featured on the program. She continued to promote her husband’s music for the rest of her life.

paints a portrait of Brahms as a rather unyielding character. Yet even though he could be difficult in his dealings by James Manishen with people, he delighted in passing out candies to children that followed Symphony No. 1 (Spring) him around Vienna on his daily Robert Schumann walks, was caring and compassionate b. Zwickau, Saxony / June 8, 1810 to Clara Schumann and her children d. Endenich (Bonn) / July 29, 1856 Schumann originally entitled each after Robert’s passing, and delighted Composed: 1841 movement with a programmatic in a trip to Italy in April 1878 where First performance: March 31, 1841 description but later dropped them. he sketched the first drafts of his (Leipzig) conducted by Since he had written the work at Second Piano Concerto. Brahms Felix Mendelssohn winter’s end, he claimed that the loathed Italian music but was Last WSO performance: 2003, longing for spring was what he entranced with the countryside. “You Antoni Wit, conductor wanted to convey – a feeling rather can have no conception of how than a painting. beautiful it is,” he wrote Clara. If there was ever a Brahms returned to Vienna but put labour of love in the The opening trumpet seems to call aside the Concerto until another trip symphonic annals, it from above (modeled after the to Italy in the spring of 1881 where was the genesis of opening of Schubert’s Great C-major he completed the score in July. Robert Schumann’s Symphony that Schumann discovered Though the new Concerto in the first symphony, the in 1838, composing the Spring congenial key of B-flat major turned Spring Symphony. Schumann had Symphony with the same steel pen he out to be a work of truly colossal married his beloved Clara Wieck on found on Beethoven’s grave in scale, Brahms’s mellower qualities September 12, 1840, after many Vienna just before the discovery!). form the main part of the narrative, months and even a court case of Then…everything grows green as for which one could reasonably struggle with her father who the tempo picks up, a butterfly suspect his inspiration coming from deemed Schumann unworthy of his taking wing with the poetry of new the surroundings. immensely talented pianist-daughter. discovery, a warm Larghetto, rustic The marriage opened a floodgate of Scherzo whose theme sounds born The Second Piano Concerto has been happiness for Schumann who from the previous movement, called a symphony with piano envisioned new heights of capped off by a Finale that obbligato, whose epic solo role is inspiration, spurred on by Clara’s Schumann described as a farewell to totally integrated and whose virtuosity encouragement and valued advice spring but with exuberant is never felt as an end in itself. to explore writing beyond the piano anticipation of the next one. Joyous Though a large, serious work of that had occupied his work so music to be sure, from the happiest striking intellectual pursuit, the music exclusively. Schumann did just that, moments of what went on to is unfailingly beautiful and composing nearly 150 songs the year become a turbulent life. memorable, the musical argument of the marriage with a view to a unassailable with each section symphony in December at the news Piano Concerto No. 2 seamlessly welded to the next. of Clara’s first pregnancy. Johannes Brahms b. Hamburg / May 7, 1833 There are four movements rather Schumann’s source for his first d. Vienna / April 3, 1897 than the more common three in a symphony was a rather murky soComposed: 1878 & 1881 concerto. An opening horn call leads called spring poem by his friend Adolph Böttger (1815-1870), the last First performance: November 9, 1881 the way to a majestic first movement. (Budapest) conducted by Alexander line especially: “O turn, turn thy The scherzo gives us the stormier side Erkel with the composer as soloist course, in the valley blooms the of Brahms’s personality. The Last WSO performance: 2002, Ian spring!” Schumann threw himself memorable third movement nocturne Parker, piano; Alexander Vedernikov, into the project with Clara’s is led by the solo cello, followed by a complete support. “When a husband conductor rousing finale that develops its themes is composing a symphony, he must beyond the usual rondo form be excused from all other things,” That stern look behind repetitions. If any work can be likened she wrote in her diary. The the beard, the strength to scaling an Everest while delighting Schumann’s friend, composer Felix of construction in his in each step, it’s this one. Mendelssohn, not only offered music with its often Robert advice in orchestration but reflective, philosophical also conducted the famed Leipzig seriousness usually


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Symphonic Sorcery: The Music of Harry Potter Richard Lee, conductor Dandi Productions

PROGRAM Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

John Williams John Williams John Williams Patrick Doyle/John Williams Nicholas Hooper/John Williams Nicholas Hooper

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Broadway Rocks Richard Lee, conductor Christiane Noll, LaKisha Jones, Doug LaBrecque, vocalists Rainbow Harmony Project, Vic Hooper, director

PROGRAM Broadway Rocks Overture Everybody Rejoice (The Wiz) This Is The Moment (Jekyll and Hyde) Good Morning Baltimore (Hairspray) Medley (Jersey Boys) Defying Gravity (Wicked) Circle of Life (The Lion King) Proud Mary In His Eyes (Jekyll and Hyde) Seasons of Love (Rent) You Can’t Stop the Beat (Hairspray)

arr. Fleischer Charlie Smalls Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman Bob Gaudio/Bob Crewe Stephen Schwartz Elton John John Fogerty Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse Jonathan Larson Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman

- INTERMISSION Come Sail Away For Good (Wicked) Anthem (Chess) I Will Survive Mama Mia Medley Jesus Christ Superstar: Overture And I Am Tellin’ You (Dreamgirls) Phantom of the Opera (Phantom of the Opera) Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera) Extra Musicians: Tony Cyre, drum kit Greg Lowe, guitar Keza Nenad Zdjelar, bass Victoria Sparks, percussion Laurel Ridd, flute Will Bonness, piano

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Dawn Upshaw Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Dawn Upshaw, soprano

PROGRAM Printemps (Spring) Très modéré Modéré

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Chants d’Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne) Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) Lo Fiolairé (The Spinner) Baïlèro La pastoura als camps (The Shepherdess in the Fields) Tè, l'co, tè! (Run, dog, run!) Brezairola (Lullaby) Oï ayaï (Oh! Ah!) Lou coucut (The Cuckoo)

- INTERMISSION Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra Night of the Flying Horses Lúa descolorida How Slow the Wind

Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)

The Firebird: Suite (1919) Introduction – The Dance of the Firebird Round Dance of the Princesses Infernal Dance of the King Kastchei Berceuse Finale

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen

Printemps Claude Debussy b. St Germain-en-Laye, France / August 22, 1862 d. Paris / March 25, 1918 Composed: 1887; orchestrated in 1913 by Henri-Paul Büsser First performance: April 14, 1913 (Paris) Last WSO performance: 1971, André Kostelanetz, conductor Debussy had two desires in 1884: a heated affair with the married Mme. Vasnier, who along with her husband were Debussy’s closest friends, plus another try at winning the prestigious Prix de Rome sponsored by the French Académie, which Debussy had unsuccessfully sought two times before. After finally winning it with his cantata L’Enfant prodigue, he underwent a three-year residency in Rome, away from the Vasniers and in a city he hated.

The composer Vincent d’Indy was a pivotal force in Joseph Canteloube’s career. As a mentor to the young Canteloube in Paris, d’Indy’s passion for folksongs from his ancestral roots in the Ardèche, especially in his most famous work Symphony on a French Mountain Air, resonated with his pupil, who later went on to publish a biography of d’Indy in 1949. Canteloube travelled throughout France researching folksong, writing and lecturing about his findings. Between 1923 and 1930, Canteloube published settings of 19 Songs of the Auvergne in four volumes, adding a fifth volume of seven songs in 1955. Throughout, he took care to ensure that the original dialects were preserved within the highly atmospheric orchestrations he proved very skilled at creating. The songs cover a wide variety of emotional states, from simple tunes of refreshing earthiness, love, seduction, country arias and much more. Each is a gem, and among the most delightful vocal contributions of the 20th century.

the Apostle Peter in Golijov's La Pasión Según San Marcos, sung after Peter's threefold denial of his association with Jesus. Following the tradition of such arias, the text is not from the Bible. Rather, Golijov sets a poem by the great Galician poet Rosalia de Castro (18371885) in the language of her native region in Spain. How Slow the Wind, a setting of two short Emily Dickinson poems, was Golijov's response to the death of his friend Mariel Stubrin. He writes, "I had in mind one of those seconds in life that is frozen in the memory, forever—a sudden death, a single instant in which life turns upside down, different from the experience of death after a long agony."

The Firebird: Suite (1919 Version) Igor Stravinsky b. Oranienbaum, Russia / June 5/17, 1882 d. New York / April 6, 1971 Composed: 1909-1910 First performance: June 25, 1910 (Paris) conducted by Gabriel Pierné Last WSO performance: 1999, Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Right from the first notes of 27-year-old Igor Osvaldo Golijov Stravinsky’s dazzling Debussy was required to submit a b. La Plata, Argentina / December 5, 1960 orchestral miniature composition to the Académie each Composed: 2002 Fireworks in 1908, Serge year. Printemps was the second of First performance: March 2002 Diaghilev knew he’d found them. Debussy dispensed with a (Minneapolis) conducted by Alan Gilbert a composer to be reckoned with. program, instead describing the work with Dawn Upshaw as soloist Diaghilev was forming his Ballet Russe as a feeling of spring rather than a First WSO performances company at the time and wanted music painting. The original orchestral score for a Russian ballet filled with magic and Like most composers, was lost in a fire at the bookbinder’s fantasy. Stravinsky eagerly accepted the Osvaldo Golijov's shop, so Debussy submitted a piano commission for The Firebird, knowing collaborations with duo version. The Académie found the important performers have that his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov was work confusing, so Debussy put the most adept at that kind of writing and helped shape the path of score away. In 1913, Henri-Paul Büsser that much of those skills had rubbed off. his career, most notably orchestrated Printemps along Debussy’s indications. The work is Debussy’s first with our soloist Dawn Upshaw. Stravinsky indeed borrowed from his orchestral effort and though one Night of the Flying Horses is a lullaby mentor in the way he balanced detects traces of Wagner, Chabrier originally written for the 2000 Sally Potter chromatic harmony for the ballet’s and others, a highly individual voice film 'The Man Who Cried' to Potter's magical creatures verses a more modalwith distinctive evocative command original poem. The verse was translated diatonic style for the mortals in this anticipates the luminous work that lay into Yiddish and is accompanied by fairy tale, in which the Firebird helps a ahead. pizzicato violins and the bent melodies of young prince rescue a princess from an klezmer clarinet. The Gypsy-inflected ogre, winning her heart. Though the Chants d’Auvergne improvisatory doina and the fast gallop music’s roots are in the Romantic Joseph Canteloube music that follow the lullaby were tradition, there is no mistake Stravinsky b. Annonay, (Ardèche), France / influenced by (or, as Golijov says, stolen is at the brink of the 20th century, October 21, 1879 from) the composer's friends Taraf de especially in rhythm and motion. The d. Grigny, (Essonne), / Haïdouks, a group of Gypsy musicians. 1919 version contains six scenes in a November 4, 1957 brilliant musical summation of the old Composed: 1923-1930 and 1955 Lúa descolorida, a lament about the and promise of the new. First WSO performances "colourless moon," is the remorse-aria of

Three Songs

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Mozart & Stravinsky Alexander Mickelthwate, 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)

- INTERMISSION Printemps (Spring) Très modéré Modéré

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

The Firebird: Suite (1919) Introduction – The Dance of the Firebird Round Dance of the Princesses Infernal Dance of the King Kastchei Berceuse Finale

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

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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].”

Debussy was required to submit a composition to the Académie each year. Printemps was the second of them. Debussy dispensed with a program, instead describing the work as a feeling of spring rather than a painting. The original orchestral score was lost in a fire But the scheduled premiere planned at the bookbinder’s shop, so Debussy by Le Gros was not to be. Another submitted a piano duo version. The Sinfonia Concertante by Giovanni Académie found the work confusing, so Cambini replaced Mozart’s, to the anger of the musicians who accused Le Debussy put the score away. In 1913, Henri-Paul Büsser orchestrated Gros of sabotaging Mozart’s effort. Mozart sold his only copy of the score Printemps along Debussy’s indications. to Le Gros when he left Paris but The work is Debussy’s first orchestral claimed he could write it out from effort and though one detects traces of memory at any time. Why the clarinet Wagner, Chabrier and others, a highly was substituted for the flute in the individual voice with distinctive evocative score remains a mystery, for the piece command anticipates the luminous work would not have later been played in that lay ahead. Salzburg since clarinets were unknown The Firebird: Suite (1919 Version) there. Igor Stravinsky b. Oranienbaum, Russia / June 5/17, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante is a delight, rich in melody within the tonic 1882 key of E-flat major in each movement - d. New York / April 6, 1971 Composed: 1909-1910 the desired preference at the time to keep things harmonically simple – and First performance: June 25, 1910 (Paris) conducted by Gabriel Pierné full of Mozart’s sure-handed resourcefulness. The Adagio is a lovely Last WSO performance: 1999, aria for the wind quartet, while the ten Bramwell Tovey, conductor variations in the finale exploit the Right from the first notes personalities of the instruments with of 27-year-old Igor verve and wit. Stravinsky’s dazzling orchestral miniature Printemps Fireworks in 1908, Serge Claude Debussy Diaghilev knew he’d found b. St Germain-en-Laye, France / a composer to be reckoned with. August 22, 1862 Diaghilev was forming his Ballet Russe d. Paris / March 25, 1918 company at the time and wanted music Composed: 1887; orchestrated in 1913 by for a Russian ballet filled with magic and Henri-Paul Büsser fantasy. Stravinsky eagerly accepted the First performance: April 14, 1913 (Paris) commission for The Firebird, knowing Last WSO performance: 1971, André that his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov was Kostelanetz, conductor most adept at that kind of writing and that much of those skills had rubbed off. Debussy had two desires in 1884: a heated affair Stravinsky indeed borrowed from his with the married Mme. mentor in the way he balanced chromatic Vasnier, who along with harmony for the ballet’s magical her husband were creatures verses a more modal-diatonic Debussy’s closest friends, style for the mortals in this fairy tale, in plus another try at winning the which the Firebird helps a young prince prestigious Prix de Rome sponsored by rescue a princess from an ogre, winning the French Académie, which Debussy her heart. Though the music’s roots are had unsuccessfully sought two times in the Romantic tradition, there is no before. After finally winning it with his mistake Stravinsky is at the brink of the cantata L’Enfant prodigue, he 20th century, especially in rhythm and underwent a three-year residency in motion. The 1919 version contains six Rome, away from the Vasniers and in a scenes in a brilliant musical summation city he hated. of the old and promise of the new.

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Karen Bauch

Theodore Chan

Instrument: Viola

Instrument: Violin

Instrument: Bass

Joined WSO: 2001

Joined WSO: 1974

Joined WSO: 2010

Hometown: Miskolc, Hungary

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri USA

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

What is your favourite piece to play? Mahler’s 7th Symphony What is one of your most memorable live performances? Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle with Pierre Boulez in Aix en Provence

Bede Hanley

Hobbies: Gardening, reading, sewing If you could have dinner with one historical figure, who would that be? Author Barbara Kingsolver

Greg Hay

Who was your idol growing up? The Ghostbusters What is one of your most memorable live performances? Performing in Tokyo with Riccardo Muti and the Principal Players of the Vienna Philharmonic at the Pacific Music Festival

Rodica Filipoi Jeffrey

Instrument: Oboe

Instrument: Viola

Instrument: Violin

Joined WSO: 2009

Joined WSO: 2006

Joined WSO: 2010

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK

Hometown: Brandon, MB

Who was your idol growing up? My first oboe teacher, Mark Rogers. Hearing him play was such an inspiration – still is.

Who was your idol growing up? I was in awe of violinist James Ehnes who frequently had his lessons right after me

Hometown: Ridgefield, Washington, USA

What is your favourite piece to play? Most weeks my favourite piece to play is whatever we’re playing…but Richard Strauss is the composer I enjoy the most.

Hobbies: I enjoy pickin’ the banjo to my bluegrass CDs when my wife is not around

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What is your favourite piece to play? Any movement from the Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin What or who inspires you? My kids, Grace and Thomas

Meredith McCallum

Suzanne McKegney

Instrument: Clarinet

Instrument: Violin

Instrument: Viola

Joined WSO: 1972

Joined WSO: 2011

Joined WSO: 1978

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Hometown: Fergus, ON

Hometown: Toronto, ON

What are some of your hobbies? Woodworking, reading, painting, travelling and spending time at the cottage

What is one of your most memorable live performances? Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra playing Don Juan in San Francisco

What or who inspires you? Mahler's Second Symphony by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra that I attended with my Dad when I was in high school

Photographer: Ken MacDonald

Richard Klassen

If you could have dinner with one historical figure, who would that be? Matthew Flinders, a famous Australian explorer

Hobbies: I enjoy travelling, gardening and storm watching

Karl Stobbe

Jane Radomski Photographer: Andrew Sikorsky

Paul Nagelberg

Hobbies: Running, watching movies and cooking

Instrument: Bass Joined WSO: 1978 Hometown: New York area and Toronto, ON Who was your idol growing up? Tennis star Jimmy Connors What is one of your most memorable live performances? Carnegie Hall my first season: a very exciting WSO start!

Instrument: Violin & Associate Concertmaster

Instrument: Violin

Joined WSO: 1996

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Hometown: Prince George, BC What or who inspires you? Violins inspire me – they have more personality than people! What is your favourite restaurant to go to after a WSO concert? My kitchen

Joined WSO: 2006

What is one of your most memorable live performances? Playing Shostokovich10 under Andrey Boreyko in 2010 Hobbies: I love to cook and try new cuisine. I also enjoy spending time with my dog and two cats. March 2012 I OVERTURE 23

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MARCH 16-18

Jon Kimura Parker

Christiane Noll

One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with major orchestras nationally and internationally, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony, and NHK Tokyo Orchestra. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. Born, raised and educated in Vancouver, he is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honour. A committed educator, Jon Kimura Parker is professor of piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University.

Christiane Noll is known as “one of the most versatile actresses in the American Musical Theatre” with a varied repertoire in Broadway, Opera, Operetta and Jazz. This New York born, New Jersey raised actress was nominated for both a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award and won a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime. She made her Broadway debut starring in Jekyll & Hyde, creating the role of Emma. Ms. Noll received an Ovation Award for her comedic turn as Hope Cladwell in the National Tour of Urinetown, wowed audiences again as Vanna Vane in the new musical The Mambo Kings and soared as Jane Smart in the American premiere of The Witches of Eastwick.


Symphonic Sorcery: The Music of Harry Potter MARCH 4

Dandi Productions Established in 1997 by Doug McKeag and his wife Onalea Gilbertson, Dandi Productions creates, commissions, produces and promotes a wide variety of musical and theatrical projects. From cabaret to concert hall, from symphony orchestras to the Dandi Big Band, for audiences young and old, for corporate clients and not-for-profit societies, Dandi concerts are built to tour world-wide. The performers of Dandi believe passionately in the fundamental importance of music in young peoples’ lives. They develop their productions with a keen sense of humour and the highest of entertainment standards. Featuring puppets by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, these concerts are spellbinding, heartbreaking, scary and hysterically funny.

LaKisha Jones Best known to millions of TV viewers as a top four finalist during the 2007 season of “American Idol,” LaKisha Jones is ready to reclaim centre stage in music, theatre and television. Her last album, “So Glad I’m Me” was full of Jones’s expressive, full-bodied and arresting vocals, the same voice that electrified “American Idol” viewers with the “Dreamgirls” showstopper And I Am Telling You and later the Broadway stage in the Oprah Winfrey produced, Tony Award-winning musical, “The Color Purple.” Having worked with hit-making songwriters and producers including Tony Nicholas (Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross), Ro & Sauce (Brandy, Ne-Yo) and Greg Curtis (Keyshia Cole, Yolanda Adams), Jones’s album features a spirited mix of R&B and soul.

Doug LaBrecque One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Doug LaBrecque has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. In a tribute to Richard Rodgers, Mr. LaBrecque recently March 2012 I OVERTURE 25

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THE WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF WINNIPEG announces the Semi-finalists for the 2012 McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra:

Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, viola Andrew Erickson, classical guitar Madeline Hildebrand, piano Sarah Kirsch, soprano Jari Piper, cello

Tanya Satteson, violin Jennifer Sproule, mezzo-soprano Jessica Strong, soprano Lida Szkwarek, soprano Sean Taubner, cello Nina Zhou, piano

SEMI-FINAL AUDITIONS: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery. Three finalists will be selected. Admission $10, cash or cheque at the door. Individual audition times will be announced on the WMC web site. No admission during an audition.

Phone 944-9431 I WMC McLELLAN COMPETITION for Solo Performance with the WSO 26 OVERTURE I March 2012

made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops, the same season he debuted with The Boston Pops. Alongside Jeff Tyzik, he appeared with both the St. Louis and Seattle Symphony’s for their Holiday Celebrations as well as numerous performances with The Naples Philharmonic. Mr. LaBrecque has thrilled theatre audiences with his performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Showboat. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables.

Rainbow Harmony Project; Vic Hooper, director Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) is a nonauditioned community choir established in 1999 to foster spirit and pride in Winnipeg’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit community through singing. Their varied repertoire often contains themes of social justice and frequently celebrates the diverse world in which we live. RHP performs two major concerts each year and participates regularly at World Aids Day, Pride, Pink Triangle Day and other community events. The choir has received critical acclaim at ChoralFest Manitoba, the Winnipeg Music Festival, and has been invited to sing at MusicFest Canada. RHP’s touring schedule has taken them to every province from British Columbia to Quebec. MASTERWORKS

Dawn Upshaw MARCH 23- 24

Dawn Upshaw Dawn Upshaw’s acclaimed performances on the opera stage comprise the great Mozart roles as well as modern works by Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Messiaen. From Salzburg and Paris to the Metropolitan Opera, where she began her career and has made nearly 300

appearances, Dawn Upshaw has also championed numerous new works created for her including The Great Gatsby by John Harbison; L’Amour de Loin and La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho; John Adams’s El Niño; Osvaldo Goljjov’s Ainadamar and Ayre; and more than two dozen other solo, chamber, and orchestral works. In 2007, Ms. Upshaw was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” grant. She is a four-time Grammy Award winner featured on more than 50 recordings, including the millionselling Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Gorecki. WSO IN BRANDON

Mozart & Stravinsky MARCH 25

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.

Micah Heilbrunn 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 March 2012 I OVERTURE 27





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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.

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.


5:30 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

Reception & Silent Auction Gourmet Dinner Awards and Performances

GOLDEN BATON AWARDS Tracy Dahl - Artistic Achievement Carol Bellringer - Community Leadership



Full Orchestra Experience!

For Gala Tickets contact Sarah at 949-3987 or March 2012 I OVERTURE 29

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 Michael F. B. Nesbitt B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Rogers Media Group Wawanesa Insurance Assistant Principal Chair $2,500 - $4,999 Cambrian Credit Union J.K. Investments Ltd. 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. Peerless Garments LP Premier Printing Ltd. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Young Presidents Organization Music Stand $500 - $999 Coghlan’s Limited 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 Aqueduct Foundation-Inga and Anna Storgaard Fund Blumie & Iser Portnoy Endowment Fund and Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Brandon Area Community Foundation Francofonds Inc. Gerald M. Hechter & Agnes Hechter Fund in Honour of Max & Ethel Hechter and Elizabeth Fleischmann 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. James Thompson Memorial Fund in Trust of WSO The Estate of Noreen Allen The Winnipeg Foundation

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

Major Gifts Ruth Carol & Len Podheiser, In support of Music Connections Gorden Andrus & Adele Kory, Concertmaster's Bow $2,500 - $4,999 In support of Education Gail Asper & Michael Programs Paterson Joyce & Margaret Beggs Morley & Marjorie Blankstein C.M., O.M. Timothy & Barbara Burt Bill & Margaret Fast The Legacy Circle exists to James Gibbs recognize the following patrons Mr. Frank Fred Gladky whose foresight ensures that the Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard WSO plays on for all Manitobans in Kevin & Els Kavanagh* generations to come. The WSO Drs. Eleanor & gratefully acknowledges Legacy Grant MacDougall Circle members for their planned John Mansfield & future gift to the WSO. Pamela Simmons* Michael Nozick & Lorraine & Gerry Cairns Cheryl Ashley Greg Doyle & Carol Frank & Jeanne Plett Bellringer Lawrie & Fran Pollard Ethel & Joe Karr George & Tannis Michel D. Lagacé Richardson* G. E. Loewen Jimmy & Morse Silden S. E. Loewen John Thistlethwaite W. H. Loewen Ian R. Thomson & Dr. Brendan MacDougall Leah R. Janzen Carolyn & Nathan Mitchell Professor A.M.C. Waterman Lesia Peet Black Tie $1,500 - $2,499 Trudy Schroeder Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper June Slobodian Mr. Jim Barrett Muriel Smith Mrs. Lucienne Blouw Robin Wiens & Émilie Herb & Erna Buller Lagacé-Wiens Brenlee Carrington-Treple Donn Yuen & Brent Treple 2 Anonymous

Doneta & Harry Brotchie James Carr Warren Carther Ms. Patricia Chaychuk Mr. Robert Chipman Jan & Kevin Coates Mr. & Mrs. Albert & Irena Cohen* James Cohen & Linda McGarva-Cohen Art & Leona DeFehr Faye Dixon Dorothy Dobbie Douglas C. Everett, Chairman, Domo Gasoline Corporation Limited Philipp R. & Ilse K. Ens Ms. Susan Feldman Ms. Barbara Filuk* Dr. & Mrs. Albert D. Friesen Dr. & Mrs. Percy Goldberg Drs. Daya & Chander Gupta Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Hawkins Joanne Gudmundson & Brian Oleson Richard & Carol Jones Michael & Glenna Kay Mr. Richard J. Lee Paul Leinburd Ted & Wanda Lismer Dr. Judith Littleford G.E. Loewen, in memory Sue Lemmerick Suzanne & Graham Lount Jackie Lowe Dr. David Lyttle Mr. David Mann Elaine & Neil Margolis Ed & Pat Martens Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Murray Wayne & Linda Paquin Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Parrish Harvey & Sylvia Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Gerald V. Price John & Violet Rademaker Dr. Diane Ramsey Dr. Donald S. Reimer & Mrs. Anne Reimer Hartley & Heather Richardson Jim & Leney Richardson* Mrs. Shirley Richardson Mr. Rick Riess & Mrs. Jean Carter Sandy & Debbie Riley Cheryl & Lorne Sharfe Jack & Elaine Sine Dudley & Eleanor Thompson Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass Trudy Schroeder Edward & Irene Warkentin Don & Florence Whitmore Klaus & Elsa Wolf Dr. & Mrs. Klaus Wrogemann Ivy & Norval Young *Founding Members

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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 Pamela & Andrew Cooke 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 Valerie Mollison 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 Jim & Jan Tennant 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 John Corp & Mary Elizabeth McKenzie Gary & Fiona Crow Tanya & Cameron Derksen Sally R. Dowler Marten & Joanne Duhoux Mrs. Alfreda H. Dupuis Ms. Jo-Ann Finney Marcia Fleisher & Kelly MacDonald 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 Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Melanie Maksymyk Marjory Alexander Graham & Family Fund Mrs. Maureen McIntosh Mrs. E. L. 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 Mr. David H. Skinner Emily Stamp Harold & Brenda Standing Curtis & Lorane Steiman Dr. & Mrs. M.R. Steinbart Dr. Lea Stogdale Dr. & Mrs. John Taylor Lee Treilhard Jesse Vorst Patricia Walker 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 Bethune Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Brady Mrs. Jean M. Bradley Ruth & Kris Breckman Paul & Doreen Bromley 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 Barbara Main Helen & Brian Mansfield Ruth May D. McKay Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Terri McKerchar Violet McKenzie Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon McLeod Glen Mead

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Doug Arrell & Dick Smith 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 Ms. Carol Budnick 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 Margaret Cumming 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

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Marion & Bill Kinnear Erwin W. Kitsch John & Martha Klassen Ms. Mary Klassen Mrs. Marion Korn Mr. Ernie Krahn D. Kristjanson Miss Patricia Kuchma M. L. Kuntzemueller Robert Kusmack Alan Laing Mrs. Helen La Rue Miss Elizabeth Lavender K. Le Madec Rod & Ann Ledwich Mr. R. Leroeye Riva Levi Mrs. Myrna H. Levin 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 H. 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 Ron & Ollie Nelson Mr. Robert Nix Helen St. Germain Edgar Oddleifson

Mr. & Mrs. Kiem Oen Truus Oliver Miss Jenny Olynyk Mrs. B. Ozog Abraham & Henny Paritzky Mr. & Dr. Grant W. Pastuck In Memory of Mary Patterson Pat Patterson Cameron Pauls Ms. Diane Payment Mrs. Betty Peddie 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 Shirley E. Sherwood 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 Jo Swartz & Richard Silverman Dr. & Mrs. S. Szirom Dr. & Mrs. John Taylor 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 Vicki Young 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 Veronique Barthet Mr. Cliff Barrett Gertie and Asher Begleiter Mrs. Margaret Bellhouse Mrs. Eva Berard Balram & Carole Bhakar Dr. Eric R. Bohm Barbara Bohune 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 Ms. Patricia A. Coleman Arthur Cramer & Darlene Stewart Stephen Crane Barrie & Sally Cranston Ms. Judy Crawford Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Crawley Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Joyce Crawley Ms. Maxine Cristall J. & B. Croxford Mr. Raymond E. Cunningham June 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 Pat Jarrett 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

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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. Brian Gordon Lundmark Mr. Al Mackling Mr. & Mrs. Alexander & Phyllis Madryga Ma Mawi Mr. Allan Mapes Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon & Rita Margolis 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 Mr. & Ms. Jim & Christina McDermid Ardythe McMaster Sandra McMillan 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 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 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 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

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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 In Honour of Donn Yuen’s Retirement Phillip S. Young 27 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!

Gail Asper & Michael Paterson In Memory of Jessica Bernardin Kurt Braun Sheila & David Brodovsky Ms. Marion Bruno T. & J. Carter Mr. Ray Davis Mrs. Elfrieda H. Dupuis Miss Helene Dyck In Memory of Madeleine Suzanne Gauvin In Memory of Esther Ginpil and Patricia Louise Tarnava 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 Blumie & Iser Portnoy Endowment Fund 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

New Music Festival Club donors help to ensure the artistic excellence of the WSO’s New Music Festival. Thank you!

Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Pat and Mary Jo Carrabre Paul & Nel Henteleff Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Richard & Karen Howell Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Koren & Leonard Kaminski Kozub/Halldorson Family T.G. Kucera Ron Lambert Mr. Gordon P. Linney Mr. Frank Martin Ms. Sheila Miller Mrs. Brenda Morlock Margaret Moroz Lesia Peet Mr. Doug Shewfelt Juris & Aija Svenne Karin Woods

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!

Sheila & David Brodovsky Barbara Cook M. & G. Crielaard Ms. Brenda Sklar Ross & Bette JayneTaylor 1 Anonymous

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

Hon. Mr. Justice J. T. Beaubien Mr. J. M. Sinclair Mr. Digby Wheeler Mr. W. D. Hurst Dr. Hugh H. Saunderson Mr. E. W. H. Brown Mr. David Slater The Hon. Mr. Justice Monnin Mr. Norman J. Alexander Mr. R. W. Richards Mr. W. R. Palmer Mr. E. J. Smith Dr. M. M. Pierce Mr. H. S. Brock-Smith Mr. Allan G. Moffatt Mr. Julian D. T. Benson Mr. John L. Buckworth Mr. N. Roger McFallon Mr. John F. Fraser Mr. William W. Draper

1982-83 1983-84 1984-86 1986-88 1988-90 1990-92 1992-94 1994-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 Feb 1999 – May 1999 Jun 1999 – 2000 2000- Feb 03 Mar 2003 – Dec 2003 Dec 2003 – Jan 2005 Jan 2005 – Jul 2006 Jul 2006 – Nov 2006 Dec 2006 – Jun 2007 2007 – present

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

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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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 Tim Burt, Vice-President Greg Doyle, Treasurer Muriel Smith, Secretary Dr. Brendan MacDougall, Past-President Marilyn Billinkoff Brenlee Carrington-Trepel Michael Cox Arlene Dahl

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

OFFICIAL AUDITORS Runchey Miyazawa Abbott Chartered Accountants



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, Community Outreach 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 Stephanie Van Nest

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WSO Box Office phone: 204-949-3999

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Ticketmaster phone: 1-855-985-ARTS

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