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WINNIPEG SYMPHONY

January – February 2014

ORCHESTRA

ISSUE 3

Four Horns & Beethoven

Photographer: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography

A tour de force for four horns plus Beethoven’s heroic masterwork

Photos (left to right): Michiko Singh, Caroline Oberheu, Ken MacDonald, Patricia Evans, Credit: Ken MacDonald


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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CHAIR Timothy E. Burt, CFA

This coming year promises to be a historic year for the WSO and our community as a whole. For the WSO, the upcoming Spring for Music Festival performance at Carnegie Hall is an occasion to celebrate and to take pride in the accomplishments of Manitoba’s symphony orchestra. There is still time to arrange your trip to New York City to be part of the large group of Winnipeggers who will be there to support the WSO… and of course, to enjoy all of the wonderful sights and sounds of this exciting city. There are many concert performances to enjoy in Winnipeg as we move through the winter months. Take in the 23rd New Music Festival at the end of January, and in February we will have the opportunity to hear the WSO perform Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. On February 25, 2014, the WSO will hold its annual fundraising gala; celebrate the upcoming retirement of three of our musicians; and honour the WSO’s Artistic Achievement Award winner, Al Simmons, at this event. Attending this event is a great way to support your Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The gala is a little earlier this year so that it is not quite as close to our trip to New York City. I want to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members for the contribution they make to the direction, life and health of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. This group of generous volunteers provides oversight, policy direction, and resources for the continued growth and health of the WSO. We are currently building our group of nominees for the 2014 -15 Board of Directors. If you, or someone you know, would be an excellent addition to the WSO Board of Directors, please contact me through the WSO office. We are looking for people with knowledge of governance and a passion for music and our symphony orchestra. With my best wishes,

Timothy E. Burt, CFA President and Chair Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

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Photographer: Nardella Photography Inc.

CONDUCTORS Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director German conductor Alexander Mickelthwate is renowned for his “splendid, richly idiomatic readings” (LA Weekly), “fearless” approach and “first-rate technique” (Los Angeles Times). Critics have noted Alexander’s extraordinary command over the Austro-Germanic repertoire, commenting on the “passion, profundity, emotional intensity, subtlety and degree of perfection achieved” in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 as “miraculous” (Anton Kuerti, 2011). Following on from his tenure as Assistant Conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which he completed in 2004, Alexander Mickelthwate was Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for three years, under the direction of Essa-Pekka Salonen. Now in his eighth season as Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander has significantly developed the orchestra’s profile through active community engagement and innovative programming initiatives like the annual New Music Festival and the Indigenous Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the Carnegie Hall Spring for Music Festival in New York, May 2014, due to “creative and innovative programming” (CBC Manitoba Scene), the orchestra is the only Canadian ensemble in the showcase. As well as significantly contributing to the New Music Festival and Indigenous Festival, Alexander lead the orchestra’s first out of province tour since 1979 to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, launched the International Conducting master-classes, the New Music Festival 2012 film project and played a major part in the acoustic overhaul of the Centennial Concert Hall.

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Always looking for a fresh approach and creative ways of crossing musical genres, Alexander has collaborated with Iceland’s Bedroom Community, Wayne Shorter, Mark O’Connor, Belle and Sebastian, Jason Alexander, DJ P-Love, Canadian bands Waking Eyes, Liptonians and Dukhs. Alexander has conducted for the Queen of England, for former President Jimmy Carter, and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Julian Pellicano, Resident Conductor Conductor Julian Pellicano has recently made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall performing with pianist Boris Berman and members of the Yale Philharmonia, he conducted premiere performances of a new opera by Martin Bresnick at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and made his South American debut with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre (Brazil). Other recent appearances include concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, New Britain Symphony, and Boston’s Dinosaur Annex Ensemble. From 2009 - 2013, Julian served as Music Director of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra in Cambridge, MA (USA). At the Yale School of Music, Pellicano was Assistant Conductor of the Yale Philharmonia, assisting Music Director Shinik Hahm as well as guest conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Helmuth Rilling, Reinbert de Leeuw and Peter Oundjian. Recognized for his work with living composers and transparent interpretations of contemporary works, Julian has premiered over 40 new pieces and as an artist-in-residence at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival he conducts the Norfolk New Music Ensemble. He has worked in masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Peter Eötvös, Zsolt Nagy, Martyn Brabbins, Carl St. Clair, L’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, the Royal College of Music (Stockholm), and the Yale School of Music where he was awarded the 2008 Presser Music Award and the Philip F. Nelson Award.

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WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2013-2014 SEASON MUSIC DIRECTOR Alexander Mickelthwate RESIDENT CONDUCTOR Julian Pellicano COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE Vincent Ho FIRST VIOLINS Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster

CELLOS Yuri Hooker, Principal Leana Rutt, Assistant Principal Alex Adaman Margaret Askeland Arlene Dahl Carolyn Nagelberg Emma Quackenbush

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

TROMBONES Steven Dyer, Principal John Helmer

BASSES

The Sophie-Carmen EckhardtMeredith Johnson, Principal Gramatté Memorial Chair, endowed Andrew Goodlett, Assistant Principal by the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Travis Harrison

Karl Stobbe, Associate Concertmaster Mary Lawton, Assistant Concertmaster Karin Andreasen Chris Anstey Raymond Chrunyk Mona Coarda Hong Tian Jia Simon MacDonald *Rachel Moody Julie Savard Jun Shao **Jae-Won Bang SECOND VIOLINS Darryl Strain, Principal Elation Pauls, Assistant Principal Karen Bauch Kristina Bauch Rodica Jeffrey Boyd MacKenzie Meredith McCallum Susan McCallum Takayo Noguchi † Jane Pulford Claudine St-Arnauld VIOLAS Daniel Scholz, Principal Anne Elise Lavallée, Assistant Principal

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

Paul Nagelberg Bruce Okrainec Zdzislaw Prochownik

BASS TROMBONE Julia McIntyre, Principal TUBA Chris Lee, Principal TIMPANI Jeremy Epp, Principal

FLUTES Jan Kocman, Principal Martha Durkin

PERCUSSION Frederick Liessens, Principal

PICCOLO Martha Durkin

HARP Richard Turner, Principal

OBOES Beverly Wang, Principal Robin MacMillan ENGLISH HORN Robin MacMillan CLARINETS Micah Heilbrunn, Principal Michelle Goddard BASSOONS Alex Eastley, Principal Kathryn Brooks

Endowed by W.H. & S.E. Loewen

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

*On Leave **Temporary Position † Dual Section Position

HORNS Please note: Non-titled (tutti) string Patricia Evans, Principal players are listed alphabetically Ken MacDonald, Associate Principal and are seated accordingly to a James Robertson rotational system. The Hilda Schelberger Memorial Chair

Caroline Oberheu Michiko Singh

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AIR CANADA POPS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Symphony Idol Julian Pellicano, conductor LaKisha Jones, vocalist

Haley Scarnato, vocalist Matt Giraud, vocalist

PROGRAM ACT I Symphony Idol Overture It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing River Deep Mountain High Georgia on My Mind I’m Every Woman from The Bodyguard Beatles Medley My Heart Will Go On from Titanic Ain’t No Mountain High Enough from Motown Proud Mary

Arr. Randall Fleischer Duke Ellington, Arr. Randall Fleischer Spector/Greenwich/Barry, Arr. Randall Fleischer Hoagy Carmichael, Arr. Harrison Orr Ashford/Simpson, Arr. Randall Fleischer Arr. Randall Fleischer James Horner, Arr. Wayne Barker Ashford/Simpson, Arr. Paul McKibbins Fogerty, Arr. Randall Fleischer

- INTERMISSION ACT II Devil Went Down to Georgia I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard Girl on Fire Stayin’ Alive Overture to West Side Story Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You And I Am Telling You from Dreamgirls Don’t Stop Believin’ from Rock of Ages Extra Musicians: Ron Halldorson, guitar Nenad Zdjelar, electric bass Will Bonness, keyboard

Charlie Daniels, Arr. Randall Fleischer Dolly Parton, Arr. Randall Fleischer Keys/Bhasker/Remi/Squier, Arr. Randall Fleischer Barry/Robin/Gibb, Arr. Chris Janowiak Leonard Bernstein, Arr. Maurice Peress Andrew Lloyd Webber Bob Crew & Bob Guardio, Arr. JC Sherman Henry Krieger & Eyen, Arr. Randall Fleischer Cain/Perry/Schon, Arr. Randall Fleischer

Daniel Roy, drum kit Tony Cyre, percussion

MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

Pre-concert performance on the Piano Nobile begins 45 minutes prior to concert Friday, January 10 – University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music Winter Horns Saturday, January 11 – Canadian Mennonite University School of Music Sunday, January 12 – University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music Advanced Opera Studies Pops Series Sponsor:

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MATINEE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

10:30 A.M.

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) José Luis Gomez, conductor DINNER & A SYMPHONY

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 3-course Dinner Germany Cuisine starts at 5:30 p.m. Catered by: Concert at 8:00 p.m. Centennial Concert Hall

WSO IN BRANDON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

3:00 P.M. WESTERN MANITOBA CENTENNIAL AUDITORIUM

Four Horns & Beethoven José Luis Gomez, conductor Patricia Evans, horn Kenneth MacDonald, horn

Caroline Oberheu, horn Michiko Singh, horn

PROGRAM Overture, The Fair Melusina, Op. 32 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra Robert Schumann (1810-1856) in F major, Op. 86 Lebhaft Romanze: Ziemlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend Sehr lebhaft - INTERMISSION Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica” Allegro con brio Marcia funebre: Adagio assai Scherzo: Allegro vivace Finale: Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Pre-concert chat on the Piano Nobile begins 45 minutes prior to the evening concerts. MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING (LOBBY IN BRANDON)

Pre-concert performance begins 30 minutes prior to concert. Sunday, January 19 – Brandon University School of Music Clarinet Choir

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen

The Fair Melusina Felix Mendelssohn b. Hamburg / February 3, 1809 d. Leipzig / November 4, 1847 Composed: 1833, revised in 1835 First performance: April 7, 1834 (London), conducted by Ignaz Moscheles Last WSO performance: 2004; Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Konzertstück for Four Horns

Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Robert Schumann b. Zwickau, Saxony / June 8, 1810 d. Endenich (Bonn) / July 29, 1856 Composed: 1849 First performance: February 25, 1850 (Leipzig) First WSO performance

Ludwig van Beethoven b. Bonn / December 17, 1770 d. Vienna / March 26, 1827 Composed: 1803-04 First performance: December 1804 (Vienna) Last WSO performance: 2006; Alexander Micklethwate, conductor

By the middle of the 19th century the French horn had made great strides in its development. Beginning in 1718, additional plug-in tubes called crooks had been added to extend the length of The poet Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872) the existing coiled single tube, allowing for supplementary notes to the overtone was one of several scale. A valve mechanism came along in German writers that devised settings on the 1818 that allowed the performer to deflect the main airstream into side medieval French legend of Melusina, tubes, thereby eliminating having to the young girl who would turn into a manually change crooks. The complete mermaid every Saturday as punishment chromatic scale was now available and a for an act of sorcery against her father. beautiful, noble sense of the horn was The story continues as she marries a the result, especially when delivered by a count who agrees not to see her that master performer who could not only day but finds out her secret, thereby negotiate all the notes but effect a wide banishing her from his castle. In range of tonal nuance from use of the revenge, she haunts the castle forever right hand resting inside the bell. whenever death is impended. While resident in Dresden from 1844 to When Mendelssohn saw Conradin 1850, Schumann frequented the Royal Kreutzer’s opera based on Melusina Opera House where Richard Wagner with libretto by Grillparzer in 1833, he was music director. The company had liked the story but felt he could one of Europe’s finest orchestras and its improve on the music. As principal horn, a virtuoso named Lewy, Mendelssohn had literally invented thrilled Schumann with his mastery of the new valve instrument and the horn’s the concert overture in 1826 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a dramatic expressive possibilities. Once Schumann had heard Lewy’s horn section in overture was to be the form. performances of Wagner’s operas Rienzi, Following the composer’s typical The Flying Dutchman and Tannhäuser, round of revisions, Mendelssohn Schumann decided he would compose a produced a work of which he was grand work for a quartet of horns immensely proud. together in solo position. Three themes predominate: First, Melusina’s undulating theme, which Schumann was feeling well in 1849 and delivered on his promise, producing the went on to influence composer highly entertaining Konzertstück in three Richard Wagner’s evocation of the Rhine-maidens in his epic Ring cycle movements played without pause. Feats of virtuosity are balanced alongside the of operas. Then, a dark repeated note composer’s finely drawn lyrical impulse, all motive signifying the anger of the with seemingly effortless spontaneity. Count and finally, a love theme in the Though rarely heard due to the violins – all set within a traditional treacherous challenges of the solo roles, sonata form that bears Mendelssohn’s few would doubt that the work is among perfect blend of Romantic spirit Schumann’s most exciting showpieces for within classical proportion. performers and audience alike.

When Beethoven began his majestic E-flat Symphony in 1803, a decade had passed since Napoleon Bonaparte had started his meteoric ascent to power. Putting in place measures to end centuries of tyrannical social, economic and political oppression, Napoleon was a role model for Beethoven and to be the dedicatee of a large-scaled new Symphony. But when Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of France in 1804, the enraged Beethoven ripped out the dedication from the title page. “Then is he, too, only an ordinary human being?” Beethoven roared at his pupil Ferdinand Ries who delivered the news. With obvious sorrow, Beethoven re-inscribed the dedication “to celebrate the memory of a great man.” In its unrivaled artistic vistas, length, breadth and emotional sweep, the Eroica Symphony changed the symphonic genre forever. The composer’s role elevated from artisan to visionary, creating in this single work the Romantic era of self-declaration governed by a higher calling. Like cannon shots, the opening movement’s heroic E-flat chords set the stage of a massive essay in narrative development. The Funeral March defines expression of tragedy. The lusty Scherzo contains a rousing central Trio for three horns, one of the earliest times more than two were used. The finale is a set of variations on two themes that gather energy as they go. A brilliant coda led by horns caps off this journey of the grandness the word “symphonic” would forever connote.

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AIR CANADA POPS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Lindi Ortega with the WSO Charles Cozens, conductor and arranger Lindi Ortega, vocals and acoustic guitar James Robertson, electric guitar

Ben Whitely, electric bass guitar Tristan Henderson, drums and backing vocals

PROGRAM Pops Hoedown Angels When All the Stars Align Hard As This High Waitin’ On My Luck to Change Heaven Has No Vacancy Little Lie

Richard Hayman Lindi Ortega/Charles Cozens Ortega/Cozens Ortega Ortega/Cozens Ortega Ortega/Cozens Ortega/Cozens

- INTERMISSION If You Could Read My Mind Jimmy Dean So Sad Voodoo Mama Tin Star Little Red Boots Lived and Died Alone The Day You Die/Blue Bird

Gordon Lightfoot/Cozens Ortega/Cozens Ortega/Cozens Ortega Ortega/Cozens Ortega/Cozens Ortega/Cozens Ortega/Cozens

MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING

Pre-concert performance on the Piano Nobile begins 45 minutes prior to concert. Friday, February 7 – Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Chamber Singers Saturday, February 8 – Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Soloists Sunday, February 9 – Canadian Mennonite University School of Music

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MASTERWORKS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL

Bruckner 8 Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Gwen Hoebig, violin

PROGRAM Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211 Allegro moderato Andante Rondeau: Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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Extra Musicians: Laurel Ridd, flute Caitlin Broms-Jacobs, oboe Sharon Atkinson, clarinet Jim Ewen, bassoon Jessie Brooks, horn Austin Hitchcock, horn Todd Martin, horn Tony Cyre, percussion Liz Dyer, violin

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Symphony No. 8 in C minor Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) Allegro moderato Scherzo: Allegro moderato – Trio: Langsam – Scherzo Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell

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PROGRAM NOTES by James Manishen

Violin Concerto No. 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. Salzburg / January 27, 1756 d. Vienna / December 5, 1791 Composed: 1775 First performance: 1775 (Salzburg), with the composer as soloist First WSO performance Mozart keenly observed the concerto form during his travels as a young man. At the time, concertos were grab-bags of the old and the new. Italianate “moto perpetuo” rhythms and “ritornello” form of returning themes predominated. This plus the emergence of sonata-allegro form, with its contrasting themes and structural recapitulations, offered telling opportunities for Mozart to explore in growing the concerto as a genre. As Mozart travelled across England, Germany, France and Italy absorbing local styles, his agenda was clearly to elevate the concerto to higher artistic vistas. His five violin concertos were all composed during five months in 1775 and with each one Mozart shows an intense re-evaluation over the predecessor. He was just 19 years old, but with a compelling and fertile imagination never inclined to sit still. The Concerto No. 2 is not only a delightful work but also an important one on his voyage of self-discovery. Influences abound. Trills and figurations in the opening movement are notably Gallic, perhaps originating from Mozart’s childhood visit with the family of Louis XV at Versailles. At times the orchestral accompaniment is reduced to only violins - often found in Italian concertos. The overall tunefulness of this movement could be thought to have been fostered by Johann Christian Bach, who taught sixyear-old Mozart in London by playing fugues to each other. The Andante is a lovely aria in operatic style. The finale, a Rondeau, shows more Gallic touches, especially in the appearance of the solo at the outset.

Symphony No. 8

But the last quarter of the 19th century found a strong anti-Wagnerian clique in Vienna led by the powerful critic Eduard Hanslick, who took every opportunity to fire barbs at anyone supporting the Wagner camp. As a prominent target, Bruckner’s symphonies felt the critic’s wrath, affecting the composer so deeply that he At age 10 Anton fearfully asked the Vienna Bruckner found Philharmonic to withdraw the himself deputizing premiere of his Seventh Symphony, for his father at the despite its success in Germany. church organ. When the Seventh reached Vienna Surrounded by school and church in 1884, public acclaim over-rode and blessed with exceptional skill the expected critical battering and on that instrument, the young the premiere was a great success. Bruckner entered the monastery of This marked the beginning of St Florian near Linz in upper Bruckner’s wide recognition and a Austria as a choirboy, later gaining boost to his fragile self-esteem. In a teaching post where he spent 10 September he began his Eighth years composing liturgical pieces Symphony, completing it in 1887. while continuing his constant study. In 1855 he moved back to Linz as Bruckner considered the Eighth to one of Europe’s greatest cathedral be his masterwork and was organists, at the same time studying devastated when conductor composition with several Hermann Levi (the first conductor prominent Viennese teachers. of Wagner’s Parsifal) rejected the score. Though Bruckner’s religious A Linz performance of Wagner’s faith prevented a suicide attempt, Tannhäuser changed Bruckner’s he still went through a trying period life. After 40 years of study, the rejecting all his work. On the poor humble, ever-insecure composer advice of well-meaning friends, realized he had to re-learn a new Bruckner made extensive revisions set of compositional rules. In his of the Eighth resulting in two mind, Wagner’s epic hugely editions of the work, both of which successful operatic canvases have their supporters. needed a symphonic equivalent where the intensely pious, selfBruckner’s Eighth is a clear effacing Bruckner could more descendent of the dark-to-light profoundly express his dedication conceptual design of Beethoven’s to the greater glory of God, which Ninth Symphony. The opening he had noted on almost all his movement is a story of tragic scores. struggle and yielding acceptance, underpinning the often used Bruckner began to conceive a description of Bruckner’s sound whole new scale-of-faith in world with its massive brass writing symphonic declaration. He would as “cathedrals in sound.” The now compose symphonies on scherzo’s rusticity is lighter in tone, massive Wagnerian-modeled reflecting the guileless simplicity and designs, imprinted with a unique total sincerity of its creator. The rhetoric inspired by the sound transcendent Adagio defies words in world and sustaining power of the purity and grandeur of its the organ’s tones. Bruckner’s fate expression. The finale is a lifewas bonded to his idol by 1877, affirming summation of all that with the creation of the Third of came before. his 10 symphonies. Anton Bruckner b. Ansfelden / September 4, 1824 d. Vienna / October 11, 1896 Composed: 1884-1887 First performance: December 18, 1892 (Vienna), conducted by Hans Richter Last WSO performance: 1981; Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor

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WSO MUSICIAN PROFILES Photographer: Nardella Photography Inc.

Darryl Strain

Emma Quackenbush

Elation Pauls

Instrument: Principal Second Violin Joined WSO: 2002 Hometown: Prince George, BC What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Isaac Stern What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Explore the city, see a show. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? New York bagels – to compare with Montreal bagels.

Instrument: Cello Joined WSO: 2010 Hometown: Calgary, AB If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Bobby Flay What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? My mother saw The Beatles twice and I would love to have been able to see them as well. What do you plan to do with your time in New York? I want to go see the shoes at Bloomingdales!

Instrument: Assistant Principal Second Violin Joined WSO: 2009 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? I would have loved to meet Jascha Heifetz. If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? The Great Jay Gatsby What do you plan to do with your time in New York? See as many great paintings as possible.

Martha Durkin

Anne Elise Lavallée

James Robertson

Instrument: Flute/ Piccolo Joined WSO: 1981 Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? The folk group - The Weavers What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Visit my brother and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Instrument: Assistant Principal Viola Joined WSO: 1997 Hometown: Québec City, QC What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Tours? Visit friends (I lived there for three years). Go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and walk in Central Park! Yay! What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? New York bagels, second best to Montreal bagels!

Instrument: Horn Joined WSO: 2010 Hometown: Edmonton, AB What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Leonard Bernstein; such a naturally gifted musician!

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What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? Koronet Pizza and everything to eat and drink from The Brandy Library.


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Bruce Okrainec

Boyd MacKenzie

Jan Kocman

Instrument: Bass Joined WSO: 1980 Hometown: Edmonton, AB What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Perhaps attend a recital or concert if possible. What is your favourite piece of music to play? I adore many compositions, however the Baroque period is probably my most favourite period. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? Continue to study with as many experts as possible, and stay “in love” with music.

Instrument: Violin Joined WSO: 1980 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Miles Davis and Youssou N’Dour If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Woody Allen What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? Deli food

Instrument: Principal Flute Joined WSO: 1974 Hometown: Hammond, Indiana, USA What is your favourite flute concerto? For many years now it has been the Christopher Rouse Flute Concerto. What performance did you most enjoy during the past season (2012-2013)? Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler. Performing this symphony completed the entire cycle of all the Mahler symphonies for the WSO.

Meredith McCallum

Micah Heilbrunn

Richard Bauch

Instrument: Violin Joined WSO: 2011 Hometown: Fergus, ON What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Ella Fitzgerald What do you plan to do with your time in New York? I’d like to go to some Broadway shows, eat some great food and just soak up the atmosphere!

Instrument: Principal Clarinet Joined WSO: 2006 Hometown: London, ON What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Benny Goodman What do you plan to do with your time in New York? I plan to take in the sights, visit the great museums and musical venues.

Instrument: Viola Joined WSO: 1974 Hometown: Park Forest, Illinois, USA What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Fritz Kreisler If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Carmello Anthony What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Walk around.

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ARTIST BIOS AIR CANADA POPS

Symphony Idol JANUARY 10 - 12

LaKisha Jones

among many others. Haley devotes a lot of her time to philanthropic endeavours including her recent appearance as the Celebrity Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Texas.

Matt Giraud

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 LaKisha’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 on the Broadway stage in the Oprah Winfrey produced, Tony Award-winning musical, The Color Purple. She auditioned for American Idol once before in 2003, but didn’t make the cut. LaKisha drove to New York to audition again and made it to the 2007 season where she became the fourth finalist. She segued from American Idol to the Broadway stage for The Color Purple where she played the character Sophia. She alternated in that role with R&B icon Chaka Khan, who became her mentor. LaKisha participated in Khan’s 35th Anniversary Tour. Following her Broadway stint, LaKisha provided vocal coaching on MTV’s reality competition Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods, a show designed to find and hone Broadway’s next star.

Matt Giraud is a singer/songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan who achieved recognition and acclaim for his performances on the TV show and tour of American Idol. A judge favourite and the first ever recipient of the judges’s save, Matt went on to finish as third runner-up on season eight. Television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Access Hollywood, and LIVE with Regis and Kelly. Matt released an album called Perspective in 2003 and another in 2006 called Mind Body and Soul. He recorded a cover of the song You Don't Know Me with Anna Wilson and was a featured vocalist on Thank You released by Jim Brickman. Matt has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and in the 2013-14 season he will appear with Symphony Idol with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony, and The Phoenix Symphony among many others.

Haley Scarnato

MASTERWORKS/MATINEE/WSO IN BRANDON

Haley Scarnato began a performing career in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas at the young age of 15 as the lead singer for a highly successful regional band, The Oh So Good! Even though Haley was raised on country music, she studied all styles of great singers including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, and one of her idols, Celine Dion. In 2007, the long-legged Texas singer was catapulted from a regional favorite to the international stage when she earned a spot in the top ten of American Idol season six. TV appearances include LIVE with Regis and Kelly, Access Hollywood, Mike and Juliet, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In the 2013-14 season Haley will appear in Symphony Idol with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Spokane Symphony

Four Horns & Beethoven JANUARY 17- 19

José Luis Gomez, conductor The young Venezuelan-born, Spanish conductor José Luis Gomez was catapulted to international success when he won first prize at the International Sir Georg Solti Conductors’ Competition in Frankfurt in September 2010, securing a sensational and rare unanimous decision from the jury. José’s electrifying energy, talent and creativity earned him immediate acclaim from the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra where he was appointed to the position of Assistant Conductor, a post created especially for him by Paavo Jarvi and the orchestra directly upon the conclusion of the competition. José started his musical career as a violinist, and by the age of 11 he was Concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of Zulia State - part of El Sistema Januar y – Februar y 2014 I OVERTURE 21


ARTIST BIOS Nacional de las Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela. He graduated in music and violin from the Manhattan School of Music in New York before embarking on a European orchestral career. JosĂŠ is the Principal Conductor of the orchestra of the Teatro Social di Como. He continues assisting Paavo Jarvi at Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, on tour in Europe, Asia and beyond.

Patricia Evans Patricia Evans has been principal horn of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2002. A native of Northern Vermont, she began her studies on horn at the age of 10. Patricia went on to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and at McGill University in Montreal. She participated in the long-term residency program at The Banff Centre before being awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Since coming to Winnipeg, Patricia has been invited to play with some of the top orchestras in North America, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She is a frequent soloist with the WSO. Patricia was a featured artist at the 2006 Northeast Horn Workshop and at the 2010 International Women's Brass Conference. She has performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Groundswell, at the Clear Lake Music Festival and with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

you can learn more about how Ken and composer Andrew Balfour are reaching students through this innovative program. Ken lives outside of Dugald with his family, who are expecting two new kids this springtime - when their goats are due.

Caroline Oberheu Caroline Oberheu, "Callie" to her friends, has been playing third horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2004. She has also performed with Canzona, the MusikBarock ensemble and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Callie was born and raised in Gilroy, California. After several years of piano lessons, she decided to take up the horn because she was inspired by her parents, who were two amateur musicians who met while playing horn together in the 1960s. Prior to joining the WSO, Callie attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Rice University in Houston, Texas. Her primary teachers included Los Angeles film studio legend Vincent DeRosa, Richard Todd and William VerMeulen. When she's not playing horn, Callie keeps busy as a football mom and special needs advocate.

Michiko Singh Ken MacDonald Ken MacDonald has served as associate principal horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2001. He has also appeared as first horn with the Hamilton Philharmonic, Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia. His most recent recording, Festival Winds Live at the Festival of the Sound, was released in September and is available on iTunes. As a member of Octagon Chamber Ensemble, he has appeared at most of Canada's major chamber music series, with another national tour planned for next year. Ken is originally from Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia. He is on faculty at the University of Manitoba where he teaches horn and chamber music. Ken is enthusiastic about the WSO's extensive outreach activities. He has travelled to remote communities and reserves throughout Manitoba as a teaching artist in the Music Alive Program, a joint venture between the WSO and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. At artsalive.ca,

Michiko Singh returned to Canada to join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2010 after playing in the Honolulu Symphony for 11 years. She was the International Horn Society representative for Hawaii, and performed with Chamber Music Hawaii and the Royal Hawaiian Band. She previously held positions in the Hong Kong, Vancouver, Memphis and Hartford Symphonies. As a soloist, she won first prize for the Horn Competition at the International Women's Brass Conference, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce National Brass Competition and the General Motors Solo Competition. She was awarded the Jr. Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Club of New York. From Carnegie hall crowds to Rusti the Orangutan, Michiko has played for diverse audiences and in various ensembles all over the world. Januar y – Februar y 2014 I OVERTURE 23


ARTIST BIOS Michiko was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera auditions for fourth horn. Described as "skilled" by the New York Times, Michiko received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School through the support of the Hearst Foundation and Canada Council. She studied with Jerome Ashby, associate principal horn of the New York Philharmonic. She is a single mom to a 3-year-old boy and 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. AIR CANADA POPS

Lindi Ortega with the WSO FEBRUARY 7- 9

Charles Cozens “Charles Cozens…has an extraordinarily refined ear for texture and instrumental color.” – Brian Hunt, The National Post. Equally at home in concert repertoire and pops in many genres, Charles Cozens has guest conducted most of Canada’s leading orchestras, coast to coast. He has also recorded with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Cinema Orchestra and members of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted Toronto Symphony Orchestra members for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and conducted television and film soundtracks, CD recordings, and over 40 theatrical productions. In April 2013, he made his Cuban debut, appearing with the Villa Clara Symphony Orchestra. He has combined his skills as conductor, arranger and composer for many musical luminaries, including Sir Elton John at the final Fashion Cares gala; and in such successful symphonic pops shows as Putting It Together, for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and The Nylons, and World On A String, with Belgian violin virtuoso Michael Guttman.

Lindi Ortega Nashville beckoned, and Lindi Ortega answered the call. Armed with an inimitable, irresistible singing voice that The Independent hails as “a truly magnificent instrument,” and a heart bursting with creative ambition, the Canadian songstress whom American Songwriter calls “the love child of Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra” decided to

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relocate to Music City from her native Toronto to birth her brand new musical offspring, Cigarettes & Truckstops. A logical follow-up to her 2011 critically acclaimed alt-country masterpiece Little Red Boots, the 10-song Cigarettes & Truckstops further flaunts Lindi’s distinctive vision; one that embraces the oftneglected, politically incorrect realism of traditional country and frames it in a charmingly, and sometimes darkly humourous contemporary context. There are more gems on Cigarettes & Truckstops that are ripe for personal discovery, a riveting tourde-force of an album that will open up more ears and hearts to the scintillating sounds of Lindi and an appreciation of the unique perspective she brings to her craft. There are two trademarks that impel the artistry of the two-time JUNO Award nominee: sincerity and honesty. MASTERWORKS

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Gwen Hoebig Recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding violinists, Gwen Hoebig is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City. As a student she won every major Canadian music competition, and in 1981 was the top prizewinner at the Munich International Violin Competition. A champion of new music, she has given the Canadian premieres of violin concertos by S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté, T.P. Carrabré, Randolph Peters, Gary Kulesha, Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse and Philip Glass. As soloist with orchestra she has performed all the major violin concerti with orchestras across Canada, the United States and Europe. Gwen joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster in 1987, having been awarded the position as the unanimous choice of the audition committee. In 1993, she was honoured by the Government of Canada when she received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, in recognition of her contribution to the Arts. She has also been a member of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Music and teaches regularly at the Mount Royal College in Calgary, where she is a member of the Extended Faculty.


PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Zina Lazareck Gail Leach Dr. Hermann Lee Naomi Levine Bill Loewen Dr. Brendan MacDougall Don MacKenzie Bill Marr Ed J. Martens Michael Nozick Harvey Pollock Dr. William Pope John Rademaker Kathleen Richardson George & Tannis Richardson Lenny Richardson Ed Richmond Lorne Sharfe William Shead Graeme Sifton Joanne Sigurdson Bonnie Staples-Lyon Brenlee Carrington Trepel Dennis Wallace

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Al Alexandruk Mal Anderson Carol Bellringer Marilyn Billinkoff Doneta Brotchie John and Bonnie Buhler Edmund Dawe, D.M.A. Greg Doyle Jamie Dolynchuk Julia De Fehr Susan Feldman Barbara Filuk Wally Fox-Decent Jack Fraser Evelyn Friesen Elba Haid Helen Hayles Kaaren Hawkins Sherrill Hershberg Ian Kay Roger King Bill Knight Michele Lagacé

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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 Mr. John O. Baatz

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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 Mr. Timothy E. Burt, CFA


WSO SUPPORTERS

The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following companies whose generous support helps to ensure musical enrichment within our community. Thank you! Resident Artist $10,000 - $24,999 Corus Entertainment Inc. Johnston Group Inc. Piston Ring Service and the Tennant Family Qualico Principal Chair $5,000 - $9,999 Montrose Mortgage Corporation Ltd. National Leasing P.R.A. Inc. Premier Printing Ltd. Wawanesa Insurance Assistant Principal Chair $2,500 - $4,999 Cambrian Credit Union J.K. Investments Ltd. Orchestra Chair $1,000 - $2,499 Bison Transport Durango Construction Inc. Industrial Alliance Insurance & Financial Services Inc. Long & McQuade Musical Instruments PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd./Robinson Bath Centre Music Stand $500 - $999 Bird Construction Co. Ltd. Coghlan's Ltd. Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. Florence & Sheldon Berney InterGroup Consultants Ltd. Number Ten Architectural Group Peerless Garments LP Pollard Banknote Limited Strata Benefits Consulting Inc. True Value Hardware & V. & S. Dept. Stores Riser Under $500 Mr. Daniel Akman, Akman Management Ltd. Con-Pro Industries Canada Ltd. Mid West Packaging Limited Patill/St. James Insurance

Foundations

The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following foundations: The Noreen & Robert Allen Charitable Trust

Elizabeth B. Armytage Fund Brandon Area Community Foundation Sylvia & Robin Cowan Foundation Nita Eamer Memorial Fund Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba Marjory Alexander Graham & Family Fund Houston Family of Bradwardine Fund, the Winnipeg Foundation George Warren Keates Memorial Fund C.P. Loewen Family Foundation Inc. W H & S E Loewen Foundation Inc. Lutz Family Foundation Marjory Stewart McLaren Fund The Mauro Family Foundation J.W. McConnell Family Foundation The Pollard Family Foundation Private Giving Foundation Program for the Enrichment of French in Education RBC Foundation Burton A. and Geraldine L. Robinson Fund Perce & Elizabeth Schirmer Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation – Dr. Peter & Geraldine Spencer Fund Aqueduct Foundation - Inga and Anna Storgaard Fund The Tallman Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation Leslie John Taylor Fund Terracon Development Ltd. James Thompson Memorial Fund in Trust of WSO The Winnipeg Foundation

The Legacy Circle exists to recognize the following patrons whose foresight ensures that the WSO plays on for all Manitobans for generations to come. The WSO gratefully acknowledges Legacy Circle members for their planned future gift to the WSO. Lucienne Blouw Lorraine & Gerry Cairns Greg Doyle & Carol Bellringer Ethel & Joe Karr Michel D. Lagacé G. E. Loewen S. E. Loewen W. H. Loewen Dr. Brendan MacDougall Carolyn & Nathan Mitchell Lesia Peet George and Tannis Richardson Trudy Schroeder June Slobodian Muriel Smith Robin Wiens & Émilie Lagacé-Wiens Donn K. Yuen 2 Anonymous

The Maestro’s Circle exists to recognize 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 Silver Baton $5,000 - $9,999 James Gibbs Dr. Terry Klassen & Ms. Grace Dueck Michael Nozick & Cheryl Ashley Muriel Smith Concertmaster's Bow $2,500 - $4,999 Gail Asper & Michael Paterson Bill & Margaret Fast Morley & Marjorie Blankstein C.M., O.M. Timothy & Barbara Burt Mr. Frank Fred Gladky Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard Kevin & Els Kavanagh* Drs. Eleanor & Grant MacDougall John F. Mansfield* Diane Payment and Roxroy West Frank & Jeanne Plett Lawrie & Fran Pollard George & Tannis Richardson* Hartley & Heather Richardson Ian R. Thomson & Leah R. Janzen Professor A.M.C. Waterman Black Tie $1,500 - $2,499 Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Mr. Jim Barrett Greg Doyle and Carol Bellringer Brenlee Carrington Trepel & Brent Trepel Mrs. Lucienne Blouw Dr. & Mrs. John & Leah Bracken Doneta & Harry Brotchie Mr. & Mrs. John & Bonnie Buhler Herb & Erna Buller Pierce and Amy Cairns James Carr Ms. Patricia Chaychuk In Memory of Robert M. Chipman

Jan & Kevin Coates James Cohen & Linda McGarva-Cohen Art & Leona DeFehr Dorothy Dobbie John & Gay Docherty Douglas C. Everett, Chairman, Domo Gasoline Company Limited Philipp R. & Ilse K. Ens Barb Filuk* Mr. Alan Freeman Arnold & Myra Frieman Dr. & Mrs. Albert D. Friesen Dr. & Mrs. Percy Goldberg Drs. Daya & Chander Gupta Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Hawkins Peter Jessiman Richard & Carol Jones Nora Kaufman Michael & Glenna Kay Mr. Sotirios Kotoulas Rob Kowalchuk Paul Leinburd Dr. Judith Littleford Suzanne & Graham Lount Jackie Lowe Dr. David Lyttle Mr. David Mann Elaine & Neil Margolis Ron & Sandi Mielitz Ken and Judy Murray Wayne & Linda Paquin Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Parrish Lesia Peet Dr. Blair Peters Dental Corporation & Dr. Beryl Peters Harvey I. Pollock Q.C. Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope* Dr. & Mrs. Brian Postl Mr. & Mrs. G.V. Price John & Violet Rademaker Dr. Diane Ramsey Dr. Donald S. Reimer & Mrs. Anne Reimer Jim & Leney Richardson* Mrs. Shirley Richardson Mr. Rick Riess & Mrs. Jean Carter Sanford & Deborah Riley Mr. Terry Sargeant Trudy Schroeder Cheryl & Lorne Sharfe Jimmy & Morse Silden Winnifred Sim Jack & Elaine Sine Dudley & Eleanor Thompson Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass Mr. Richard Turner Dr. & Mrs. Eric Vickar Edward & Irene Warkentin Don & Florence Whitmore Karl & Stephanie Stobbe Klaus & Elsa Wolf Dr. & Mrs. Klaus Wrogemann Ivy & Norval Young 1 Anonymous * 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 Friends closer to the music, guest artists and WSO musicians. Honourary Chair Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster Symphony $600 - $1,500 All Charities Campaign Margaret-Lynne & Jim Astwood Len & Mary Bateman David & Gillian Bird Lorraine and Gerry Cairns Miss O. Dilay Carrie Ferguson Delores Gembey Robert & Linda Gold Dr. & Mrs. W. L. Gordon Gwen Hodgson Marianne Johnson June & Lawrence Jones Millie & Wally Kroeker M.L. Kuntzemueller W.K. Labies Pat & Murray Macrae Kyle McLean Gord & Sherratt Moffatt Ms. Valerie Mollison Terry and Vi Moore Donna & Ian Plant Mrs. Marina Plett-Lyle Jim & Pat Richtik Mr. Bob Tallman Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Jan Tennant Mr. Peter van Dijken & Dr. Lorelie Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Willem T.H. van Oers Raymond & Shirley Wiest 3 Anonymous Concerto $300 - $599 Trish Allison-Simms Judy & Jay Anderson Lois M. Anderson Gorden Andrus & Adele Kory Stuart & Michele Attwood Ms. Margaret Barbour Cheryl & Earl Barish Monty & Mary-Claire Bell Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Betts Helga & Gerhard Bock Mr. Jim Bracken Sheila & David Brodovsky Mr. & Mrs. F. Buckmaster Sel & Chris Burrows Gail Carruthers Ms. Nancy G. Cipryk Ms. Julie Collings

Dr. & Mrs. David Connor Barbara Cook John Corp & Mary Elizabeth McKenzie Dennis & Ruth Cook Gary & Fiona Crow Ted & Margaret Cuddy Ms. Linda Daniels Dr. Joseph N. H. Du Marten & Joanne Duhoux Elfrieda Dupuis Beverley & Fred Dyck Helene Dyck Mr. & Mrs. W. Easton John & Martha Enns Kathleen & David Estey Marcia Fleisher & Kelly MacDonald Penny Gilbert Larry & Sue Greer Ms. Debbie Grenier Patricia Guy Mary & Gregg Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Allan & Audrey Harburn Mr. Daniel Heindl Jack & Elsie Hignell Sonia & Harvey Hosfield Number Ten Archiectural Group Robert Jaskiewicz Mr. Leroy M. Johnson Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Koren & Leonard Kaminski J. Gartner & L. Kampeas Mr. & Mrs. Burton J. Kennedy Dr. I. Kinizsi Susan & Keith Knox T.G. Kucera Ms. Francoise Lesage & Mr. Ken Mills James & Pat Ludwig Andrew Lutz Douglas MacEwan Mr.&Mrs. Steven&Melanie Maksymyk Ruth May Dr. & Mrs. John & Natalie Mayba Mrs. Maureen McIntosh Mrs. E. Louise McLandress Robert Mondy Vera Moroz Drs. Kenneth & Sharon Mould Bonnie & Richard Olfert Carole & Cam Osler Shelley Parham & David Smith Capt. Kevin & Karen Peters Mr. & Mrs. David & Wanda Pike Mr. Richard Pinchin Carolynne Presser Rosemary Prior Fred & Carolyn Redekop J. Reichert Ms. Iris Reimer Levi & Tena Reimer Donald & Karen Ross

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Judge & Mrs. Charles & Naida Rubin F.E. Sanderson Hans & Gabriele Schneider Merrill & Shayna Shulman David & Lorraine Smith Brenda Standing Curtis & Lorane Steiman Dr. & Mrs. M.R. Steinbart Dr. Lea Stogdale Jo Swartz & Richard Silverman L. & P. Talbot Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Thompson C. & R. Thomsen Susan & Kerr Twaddle Mr. Robert Vineberg Jesse Vorst Pat & Peter Walker Ms. Donna Webb John & Diane Weselake Harry & Evelyn Wray 7 Anonymous Serenade $150 - $299 P. Achtemichuk Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Susan Allen George & Eleanore Balacko Dick & Minnie Bell Mr. Kurt Braun Paul & Doreen Bromley Mrs. Jane Bullied Carol A. Cassels Ron Clement Dr. & Mrs. Andrew & Pamela Cooke Mrs. Joyce Cooper Mrs. Maureen Danzinger Bob & Alison Darling Esther and Hy Dashevsky Miss Anne Defehr Ms. Rhonda Diamond Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Dingman In Memory of Graham Dixon Mary Dixon Sally R. Dowler Kobus & Corne Du Preez George B. Elias In Memory of Mrs. Virgina Tate Tina Enns John B. & Katie Epp Margaret E. Faber Margaret & Bob Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Finnbogason Ms. Jo-Ann Finney Doug & Phyllis Flint Arnold & Christa Froese Harold & Alice Funk Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Evelyn Gardner Jim & Betty Gaynor Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Gomori Mrs. Harold W. Grant Mrs. Noreen Greenberg Dr. Hilary Grocott & Ms. Shivaun Berg

Ms. Joyce Grose Mr. & Mrs. Mel Guberman Dr. Dina Guth Dr. Don & Jerri Hall Beth & Raymond Harris Nora Harvey Larry & Evelyn Hecht Bob & Biddy Hilton Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Holland Helmut & Dorothy Huebert Mrs. Joan M. Hunter Terry & Shirley James Ms. Marilyn Kapitany Henry & Dena Katz Ms. Heather Kirkham In Memory of Harv Kittle Dr. Terry Klassen & Ms. Grace Dueck Mrs. Marion Korn Ms. Janet Kuchma Elaine LaMonica Mr. Don Lawrence Mr. Norman Leathers Mrs. Donna Leech Mrs. Myrna H. Levin David & Suzanna Libby Rose & Dick Lim Wendell & Eleanor Lind Mr. Gordon P. Linney Dr. & Mrs. A.G. Macrodimitris Barbara Main D. McKay Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Terri McKerchar Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon McLeod Sylvia Mitchell Margaret & Fred Mooibroek Mr. Peter Morgan Margaret Moroz Mrs. J.E. Morris Margaret Morse Mrs. E. J. Nebbs Edgar Oddleifson George & Gladys Oelkers Pat Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Wayne & Joy Peirson Mr. Richard Pinchin Blumie Portnoy Don & Carol Poulin Tim Preston & Dave Ling Mrs. Nell Provinciano Mary Redekopp Reynold & Esther Redekopp Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Rerie Mrs. Eleanor Riach John & Wendy Russell Alixe Ryles Barb Scaife Dr. & Mrs. A. N. Schroeder Dr. Robert J. Schroth Mr. Gunter Schupke Shirley E. Sherwood Dr. Moti Shojania Louis & Shirley Ann Simkulak Lindi & John Smith Ms. Brenda Snider Gordon & Darby Spafford Mr. & Mrs. R.P. Spear


Gary & Gwen Steiman Bonnie Hoffer-Steiman & Lionel Steiman Margaret & Hartley Stinson Dr. V. Marie Storrie Juris & Aija Svenne Dr. & Mrs. David Swatek Dr. & Mrs. S. Szirom Dr. & Mrs. John Taylor Tom & Lori Thomas Ms. Marilyn Thompson Dr. J.M. Trainor Dr. & Mrs. F.C. Violago Douglas & Janet Watson Melissa Weselake Herbert & Shirley Wildeman Elma & Charles Wilson Karin Woods In Memory of Cyril Woolf Mr. John Yarema Donn K. Yuen 13 Anonymous Prelude $75 - $149 Kaeren Anderson Doug Arrell and Dick Smith Mr. Philip Ashdown Allan & Rochelle Baker Ms. Rosemary Barney Robert Barton Ms. D Beaven Audrey Belyea Eric Bergen Donald & Edith Besant Norma Bortoluzzi Ted Bock & Liane Chalmers Marnie Bolland Arthur & Daphne Bolton Frances Booth Mrs. Jean M. Bradley Mrs. Ruth Bredin Lorne & Rosada Bride Mr. Robert Briercliffe Miss Dorothy Broomhall Mr. Chris Brown Mr. & Mrs. E. & M. Mavis Brown Mr. Ross Brownlee Ms. Carol Budnick Rev. Msgr. Michael Buyachok Mrs. Mary C. Campbell Ms. Donna Carruthers Mrs. Audrey Cassels Dr. Jong Chang Robert Charbonneau Mrs. Patti Cherney Saul Cherniack & Myra Wolch Mrs. Leona Christiansen Ross M. Cleeve Katherine Cobor & Gordon Steindel Alex & Peggy Colonello Ms. Marcella Copp Joyce & Lawrence Cormack Irene & Robert Corne Ms. Helle Cosby Mrs. E. Craig

M. & G. Crielaard Ms. Maxine Cristall Rev. & Mrs. W. A. Cross Mrs. Isabel J. Crowson Margaret Cumming Mr. Bradley J. Curran Ms. Denise Cyr-Gander Alonzo & Lise Daley Judy & Werner Danchura Mrs. Sheila M. Davis Jack & Mary Davison F. De Grazia Marilyn Derksen & Merle Neufeld Ms. Maureen Dolyniuk Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence & Brenda Donald F. P. Doyle Herb & Norma Driver John and Ada Ducas Mrs. Dorothy Easton Mrs. M.L. Elliott John & Ruth Ens Ken & Connie Epp Don & Martha Epstein Ms. Ursula Erhardt Eric & Clara Bohm In Memory of Ron Oswald Greg & Linda Fearn Dr. Nelma Fetterman Doug & Joanne Flynn Margaret Follett Glen & Florence Fraser Mrs. Marguerite Fredette Mr. Lloyd Friedman Mrs. Margaret Funk M. & Mme. Andre Gautron Joyce & Bob Gladding D. Gooch Dr. Lisa Gould Mr. Donald Graham Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Graham Marj Grevstad Greg Edmond & Irene GrootKoerkamp Ms. Christina W. Grose Katie & DeLloyd Guth Mr. Patrick Hackett Miss Marilyn Hall Mr. Roy Halstead Irene Hamerton Ian & Gerry Hamilton Marie Harnois Mrs. Phyllis Hatskin Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hattie Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Haworth Teresa A. Hay Millie Hemmelgarn Anonymous L.G. Herd Ms. Shirley Hicks Ms Marilyn Hido William J. Hutton Ms. Helen Isaak Rozin & Cathy Iwanicki Jacqueline Iwasienko

Wilfred & Dorothy James Alan Janzen & Leona Sookram Ms. Jayne Laverne Kapac Ms. Bev Kawchuk Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Kinnear Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Kirkland Erwin W. Kitsch Ms. Mary Klassen Mr. Ray Kohanik Mona Koropatnick Mr. Ernie Krahn D. Kristjanson Kathleen Crowston Patricia Kuchma Robert Kusmack Jessie Lang Mrs. Helen La Rue Rod & Ann Ledwich K. Le Madec Mr. R. Leroeye R. & J. Lewis Sheila & Elvin Linder Albert & Helen Litz Ms. Cathy Lloyd Mrs. Mary Lloyd Mrs. Helga Loechner Roger Lowe Mr. Al Mackling Ms. Lorraine MacLeod Jim MacNair in Memory of Mae Mr. John Macrae Harold S. Mawhinney & Judy Moon Mr. Alan Maxwell Dr. & Mrs. Ihor Mayba Mr. & Mrs. R. McDougall Robert McDowall C. & J. McIntyre Violet McKenzie Mr. James A. McKinley Mrs. Jean H. McLennan Sandra McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Erhard Meier Estelle Meyers Mrs. Mona Mills Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Ms. Akemi Miyahara Dr. Stan & Wendy Moroz John & Margaret Mundie D. Munro Charlotte Murrell Glenn Nicholls Mr. & Mrs. Kiem Oen J.T. & Karen Ogden Truus Oliver Theda Olson Mrs. L. Ozog Shirley & Graham Padgett Mr. Cam Pauls Mrs. Betty Peddie Louise Penner Ms. Nettie Peters Ms. Pat Philpott Mrs. Helene Picton Mr. & Mrs. Ron Polinsky Donna & Gordon Price Bryan & Diana Purdy

Mrs. Carol Pyper Juta Rathke George & Lois Reenders Mrs. Esther Remis Waltraut Riedel-Baun Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Vera Ripley Frances E. Rowlin John S. Russell Mr. & Mrs. John Sadler Bill Sands A. Schroeder R. Schroeder Shirley Schroeder Walter & Dorothea Schultz Mr. John Schwandt Charlene Scouten Ms. Noreen Sealy Dr. L. Sekla Mrs. Doreen Shanks Mr. & Mrs. Phil & Nancy Shead Ms. Selma Shearer Mr. & Ms. Ed Shwedyk Mr. & Mrs. Jiri Sichler Garth Simonson Dr. Don & Lynne Simonson Ian & Arlene Smith Ms. Kaye Snatenchuk Geri & Peter Spencer Coralie Standing Mr. & Mrs. Starodub Dan & Elsie Stasiuk Ms. Helena Stelsovsky Elva G. Stevens Archie & Shirley Stone Ms. Linda Sturgeon Ron Surcon Paul Swart Walter & Margaret Swayze Ms. Anne Thiessen Ms. Leann Thompson June & Lorne Thompson Lorna & Dr. Ken Thorlakson Robert & Barb Tisdale Edith A. Toews Henry & Elizabeth Toews Mrs. C.M. Valentine Dr. & Mea. Jose & Ruth Vasconcelos Hugo & Anny Veldhuis Dr. & Mrs. Eric Vickar Bill & Brenda Voort Miss A. H. Wagstaffe Elizabeth M. Wall Jim & Joan Warbeck Ken and Mary Warmbrod Barbara Warrack Jack & Bernice Watts Harvey & Sandra Weisman Mrs. Gwen M. Welsh Mrs. Evelyn Wener J. Whyte Mr. Paul Wiebe Ms. Debbie C. Wilson Dorcas & Kirk Windsor Patrick Wright Mr. Edwin Yee 33 Anonymous

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Sonatina Under $75 Jacqueline Anderson Mr. M. Richard Arcand Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Janice Bailey Ray & Barb Bailey Veronique Barthet Ms. D Beaven Gertie and Asher Begleiter Mrs. Margaret Bellhouse Mrs. Eva Berard Lorne & Marilyn Billinkoff Barbara Bohune Ms. Ingrid Bolbecher Edythe M. Brown Dr. Jeff & Madeline Brown Narendra Budhia Alfred Buelow In Memory of Joan McLeod Ms. Sheila Burland Ruth Calvert Betty & Bruce Catchpole Mrs. Ella Chenkie Ms. Claudia Chernitsky S.K. Clark Ms. Doreen Conlin Mr. Alfred Cornies Stephen Crane Barrie & Sally Cranston Ms. Judy Crawford M. & G. Crielaard Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cunningham Ms. Jean Curtis D. Cymbalist Margaret Redekop Beth Derraugh Marlene & Fred Dickson Sylvia Dixon Mrs. Norma Drosdowech Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eibisch Ms. Margaret Elaine Ellis Vera & Peter Fast Laurel Fife Cal & Lois Finch Mrs. Gitta Fricke Ms. Anne Friesen Mr. & Mrs. George & Carol Gamby Ms. Barbara Gessner Marilyn Gilbert Mr. Fred Goeke Mrs. Inga Granovskaya John & Louise Greenaway Ms. Cheryl M. Greenwood Mr. George Grenier Ms. Victoria Gretchen Ms. Marianne Gruber Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Debbie Hall B. & R. Hall Gertrude Hamilton Anonymous Mrs. Sylvia Haverstick Jane Hayakawa Olga Hembroff Max & Eleanor Herst

Jean Highmoor Ms. Susan Hildebrandt Robyn Hoeppner Elly Hoogterp-Hurst & Lorne Hurst Ken Howard Richard & Karen Howell Mrs. Carole Hreno Ms. Ishbel Isaacs Bob & Vi Jacob David & Heather Jenkins Nadine Kampen Dr. & Mrs. Arnold & Doreen Kapitz Mr. Gordon C. Keatch Cindy Keenan Mr. Brian Kells Mrs. Shirley Kilburn Mr. Eugene S. Kovach Hy Kraitberg Ms. Betty Laing Elizabeth Lansard Wayne & Helen LeBlanc Mrs. Ingrid Lee Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Lentle Mr. & Mrs. David Levene Mr. Paul & Shirley Lindsay Barry & Patricia Lloyd Mr. Allan Mapes Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon & Rita Margolis Mrs. Irene Marriott Ms. Mary Massey Keith and Debbie Mayoh Ms. Kimberley McCallum Ms. Susan McCarthy Ardythe McMaster Lyle McNichol & Frances Stewart Mrs. Jocelyn Millard Peter Miller & Carolyn Garlich Mr. Howard Mitchell Mrs. M. Jean Moniuk Mrs. Joan Ann Morton Mr. Robert Nix Miss Jenny Olynyk Sonjia Pasiechnik Valerie Pearson Ms. Penno Mrs. June Perron In Memory of Betty Vouriot In Memory of Sam Trachtenberg Ms. Beverley Phillips In Appreciation of Mrs. Sydney McInnis In Appreciation of Mrs. Ishbel Isaacs Ken & Geri Porath Mr. David Procner Mrs. Glennys Propp Ms. Beth Proven Ms. Joanne Prygrocki R. Publow Ms. Pat Repa

Ms. Lisa Richards Beverley Ridd Ms. Pat Robertson Elaine Rohoway, in memory of Victoria Sebastian Kereluk Mr. & Mrs. H Rosenbaum Mrs. V. Rosolowich Leonore Saunders O.M. & Hans-Herman Roeder John & Shirley Russell Kay Schalme M Scheuneman Ms. Velma Schmidt Mrs. Edna Schneider Adolph & Diane Schurek Betty & Sam Searle Izzy Shore Mrs. Rita Shreiber Mrs. Elaine Silverberg Muriel Sutherland Marguerite Szymesko Bonnie Talbot Linda Tallin Mary Lou Talmage Gladys Tarala Ewa & Ludwik Tarsia Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Nancy & Geoff Tidmarsh Ms. Eleanor Urquhart Mrs. Roseline Usiskin Mr. & Mrs. Gerry S. Varnes Denis Vincent Mrs. Laurabelle Wallace E. Sylvia Warrington Mr. Glen Angus Webster Ms. Lois A. Whyte Ms. Lorraine Willms Ms. Audrey Wilson Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Terrie Woodward Phillip S. Young 21 Anonymous

Based on Venezuela’s revolutionary El Sistema social change model, Sistema Winnipeg is a free daily afterschool orchestra program that enriches the lives of children and young people with the fewest resources and the greatest need. The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following patrons: Vivace $10,000 - $24,999 Gail Loewen in Memory of Her Mother Sue Lemmerick Con Brio $5,000 - $9,999 Sanford & Deborah Riley

Allegro $1,000 - $4,999 Moksha Yoga Kildonan Golden West Broadcasting Inc. Harrow United Church Arnold & Myra Frieman Lydia MacKenzie in Loving Memory of Donn Faye Warren 2 Anonymous Conmoto Under $1,000 Betty & Ted Ash Lynne Axworthy Mr. John A. Bailey Ms. Angelica Banmann Ms. Carmen R. Barchet Ms. Janet D. Beach Dr. Catalena Birek Broadway First Baptist Church Doneta & Harry Brotchie Ms. Coralie Bryant Ms. Lorelei Bunkowsky Mrs. Audrey Campbell Ms. Maureen Collison Joy Cooper & Martin Reed Ms. Gillian P. Cotton Bob & Alison Darling Ms. Cheryl Deans Roger Dennis Mary Dixon In Memory of Diane Dowling Ruth & Charles Dowse Ms. Fiona Duncalf Mr. Spencer Duncanson Mrs. Cynthia Dutton Judge Judith Elliott Ms. Heather Emberley Kathleen & David Estey In Memory of Ron Oswald Ms. Fruma Farago Rick & Julie Fast Peter and Judith Flynn Ms. Verland Force Dr. and Mrs. Colin Foster Margo Foxford Future Leaders of Manitoba Council Inc. Ms. Cheryl Gaudet F George Mr. & Mrs. J Gibson Ms. Valerie Gilroy Ms. Norma Gwizon Bobbi-Lynn Haegeman Ms. Irene Hamilton Ms. Sandra Hart Ms. Rhue Hayden Mr. Rudy Hedrich Mr. Donald Henry Ms. Ellen Henry Ms. Gail Henry Ms. Donna Herold Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Phyllis Hidichuk Katherine Himelblau Arlene Hintsa, in Memory of Gertie Mason

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Mr. Garry Hirsch Ms. Lisa Houtkooper William J. Hutton P. Ilavsky InterGroup Consultants Ltd. Ms. Sue Irving Graham Isaak Mrs. Marion Jagger Bruce & Theresa Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Reg & Nancy Johnson Ms. Barbara L. Jones Ms. Diane Jones Ms. Nadia Kamienski In memory of Paul Kettner Ms. Kim Kovacs Ms. Margruite Krahn Tony Kreml Janet and Tim Kroeker Mrs. Judy Lamont Ms. Veronica L. Larmour Ms. Diane Lau Rick Lee & Laurie Shapiro Dr. Peter Letkemann John Lewis & Diane Ives-Lewis Dr. David Lyttle Ms. Leona MacDonald Ms. Shannon MacFarlane Mrs. Carol Macoomb Mr. Dave Madson Anna Mangano Manitoba Association of School Superintendents Art Mauro & Naomi Levine Ms. Lynne McCarthy Pat McCarthy-Briggs Iona McPhee Linda Lee-Meiers & Matt Meiers Rita & Don Menzies Ron & Sandi Mielitz Walter A. Mildren Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Garnet & Geraldine Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Denise Murphy Ms. Lucy Nykolyshyn Mr. Brian O'Leary Addie Penner Mr. & Mrs. Rollin & Katherine Penner Donna Plant Ms. Margaret Podolsky Linda Meckling Lawrie & Fran Pollard Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Prescott Mr. David Procner Dr. David Punter Ms. Deborah Radi Ms. Teresa Reilly Mrs. Barbara Rempel Mr. Douglas Riske Darlene Roberts Ms. Lavonne Ross Rotary Club of Winnipeg Charleswood Rotary Club of Winnipeg East A.M. St. George's Anglican Church Nicola Schaefer

Mr. M. Schnitzer Richard Nishimura & Gaylene Schroeder-Nishimura Ms. Janet Schubert Wilf & Kathy Schubert Ms. Mary Semanowich Mr. & Mrs. Wayne & Catherine Serebrin Ms. Carol Sharp Olga & Myron Shatulsky Clarice Shell Ms. Lydia Sheyka Mr. Wayne Shimizu Mr. Jon Sigurdson Wilma Sotas Deidre Sozansky Ms. Barbara Sparling Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Stefanchuk Ms. Mavis Stewart William Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth & Lorraine Stone Sturgeon Heights Music Parent Association Mr. Tim Swanson & Ms. Anne Longston Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Mary Thomas Ms. Phyllis A. C. Thomson E. Toews Carol & Neil Trembath In Memory of Susan Wieser Mrs. Audrey Vandewater Mrs. Nancy Vincent Stephen & Linda Vincent Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Carrie Walker-Jones The Children and Grandchildren of Colin and Frances Walley Marcel Bonneau, in Honour of His 90th Birthday P. & B. Walsh John & Diane Weselake Ms. Stephanie Whitehouse Ms. Edie Wilde Edith Wilde Nicole & Graham Worden 8 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 $5.6M. Gifts to the fund ensure long term financial support for the orchestra. Thank you! Ms. Lisa Abram Judy & Jay Anderson Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper John Bacon

John & Janet Bailey Doris & Burton Bass Greg Doyle and Carol Bellringer Eric Bergen Mark & Zita Bernstein Family Foundation Edwin & Susan Bethune Ms. Joanne Biggs David & Gillian Bird Morley & Marjorie Blankstein C.M., O.M. Helga & Gerhard Bock Mr. Boychuk In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. M.M. Pierce Ms. Meira Buchszreiber Mr. & Mrs. F. Buckmaster Mrs. Leona Burdeniuk Timothy & Barbara Burt Lorraine and Gerry Cairns Sandra Caplan Mr. & Mrs. Norm & Sylvia Cassie Chavurad Tefilah; in Appreciation of Clara Belkin Chavurad Tefilah; in Appreciation of Karin Klassen Lawrie Cherniack Ms. E.R Chochinov Audrey Clifford Mrs. Joyce Cooper Ms. Helle Cosby Mr. & Mrs. Roger & Cathy Coss D.J. Cowan M. & G. Crielaard Gary & Fiona Crow D. Cymbalist Esther and Hy Dashevsky Kathleen Davis Mr. Ray Davis Tanya & Cameron Derksen Mrs. Christine Dewar Mr. Isaac Ben Diamond Ms. Janice Dietch Beverley & Fred Dyck Helene Dyck Ms. Alexandra Eastley John & Martha Enns Ms. Ursula Erhardt Sharon Erickson-Nesmith Kathleen & David Estey Irwin & Gail Fine Ms. Jo-Ann Finney Julien Fradette Mrs. Gitta Fricke Eileen George Mr. Randy Gesell Roger Giesbrecht Jeremy & Maureen Gordon Heather Graham Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Graham Mr. Ralph B. Guppy

Mr. James Hanley Teresa A. Hay Dr. Wolfgang Heidenreich Mr. Daniel Heindl Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Katherine Himelblau Rachel Himelblau Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard William J. Hutton Terry & Shirley James Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Ms. Marilyn Kapitany A Special Thank You to Jackie Godard Kevin & Els Kavanagh Marilynne Keil, in Memory of David H. Skinner Miss Esme Keith Mr. Ken Kinsley Brad and Cheryl Klassen Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. Klein T.G. Kucera Edith Landy, in Memory of David Landy Mr. Roland Lanoie Mr. Don Lawrence Amanda Le Rougetel & Val Paape Lisa Lewis Fraser & Joan Linklater Andrew Lutz In Memory of Fern Papushka In Memory of Donald Kluchnik K.J. Lyons & C.E. Simcoe Mr. Simon MacDonald Bonnie Makodanski Dept of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Robert McDowall Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Terri McKerchar Mrs. Jean H. McLennan Ardythe McMaster Glen Mead Stephen & Marianne Meush Margaret & Fred Mooibroek Linda Moore Margaret Moroz, in Memory of Donald Kluchnik Margaret Moroz Vera Moroz Ron & Ollie Nelson Mr. Sveto Nikic Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ormonde Ms. Joan S. Papushka Mr. & Dr. Grant W. Pastuck In Memory of Emily Hasinoff In Memory of Mary Patterson Patricia Patterson Lesia Peet Dr. & Mrs. Werner Pieterse Mr. & Mrs. David & Wanda Pike Phyllis Portnoy & Rory Egan Ms. Lois Powne Eric & Erna Pullam

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J. Reichert Ms. Iris Reimer Mrs. Shirley Richardson Ms. Charlotte Robbins James Robertson Gisela Roger Mr. Kevin Rollason Olga & Bill Runnalls Ms. Tracy Sachvie Grant & Janet Saunders William Scheidt Mr. & Mrs. Lorna Schledewitz A. Schroeder Marilyn & Jon Seguire Dr. L. Sekla David Shefford Shirley E. Sherwood Michael Silicz & Alison Hamilton Winnifred Sim Louis & Shirley Ann Simkulak Jack & Elaine Sine Marilynne Keil in Memory of David H. Skinner Mrs. Carolyn E. Smith Mr. Jean P. Sourisseau Ms. Patricia Steele Dr. & Mrs. M.R. Steinbart Margaret & Hartley Stinson Lea Stogdale L. & P. Talbot James & Joanne Teitsma Ms. Marilyn Thompson Heather A. Thornton Edith A. Toews Dr. Helen A. Toews Louise Waldman & David Loftson Pat & Peter Walker Professor A.M.C. Waterman Mr. & Mrs. James & Claudia Weselake Mr. Paul Wiebe Robin Wiens and Emilie Lagacé-Wiens Raymond and Shirley Wiest Dianne Wilt & Keith Millan Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra In Memory of Jessica Bernardin In Memory of Grant Marshall Women's Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra WSO Women's Committee, in Memory of Margaret Mackling Theresa Huscroft Terence & Angela Wu Phillip S. Young 5 Anonymous

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! Shelley Chochinov Barbara Cook His Worship Mayor Sam Katz Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Addie Penner In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. M.M. Pierce Ms. Linda Sander Kay Schalme Heida & Skuli Sigfusson Geri & Peter Spencer Bette Jayne Taylor, in Honour of Her Birthday Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Allyson Watts Mr. Warren Whittaker 2 Anonymous

Mrs. Caroline Ksiazek T.G. Kucera Ron Lambert Rolf & Alana Langelotz Dr. Brendan MacDougall Mr. Frank Martin Mr. Pat Meagher Ms. Nancy Mercury Ms. Sheila Miller Mrs. Brenda Morlock Margaret Moroz Robert & Cindy Neufield Lesia Peet Ms. Dominique Rey Mr. Doug Shewfelt Mr. Michael Shnier Muriel Smith Iian Smythe Karin Woods Mr. & Dr. Jens J. Wrogemann Ms. Sylvia Yaeger 4 Anonymous

CARNEGIE HALL The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following patrons whose generous support will make the dream of playing at Carnegie Hall come true. Thank you!

All Charities Campaign Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Ms. Ruth Asper Baked Expectations Pat & Mary Jo Carrabre Warren Carther Mr. Ernest P. Cholakis Dr. & Mrs. David Connor Aris Economou Elvira Finnigan For Eyes Mr. Georgios Giannelis Paul & Nel Henteleff Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Richard & Karen Howell Humphry Inn & Suites Drs. Keith & Gwyneth Jones Koren & Leonard Kaminski Kozub/Halldorson Family Jim & Wendy Krovats

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$1,000 - $2,999 Lorraine and Gerald Cairns Audrey & Fred Hubbard MJ Roofing Carl & Vi Hultin Lydia MacKenzie in Honour of John J. March and his parents Donna & Bill Parrish Donna & Ian Plant Qualico 1 Anonymous

under $1,000 Doug Arrell and Dick Smith Stefan & Barbara Cenkowski Dr.& Mrs. George and Irene Chuchman Joan C. Cohen Myrna Donald in Honour of Elsie Chrunyk $3,000 - $9,999 John & Martha Enns Gail Asper & Michael Paterson * Mrs. Gitta Fricke Sylvia L. Barr * Lech & Grazyna Galezowski Marjorie & Morley Blankstein ** Ms. Marianne Gruber Mrs. Lucienne Blouw * Mr. & Mrs. John & Bonnie Buhler * Ms. Marka Izydorchzyk Maureen Kilgour & Richard Goulet Timothy & Barbara Burt * Douglas MacEwan Canadian Polish Congress * Ms. R McKenzie Centennial Concert Hall * Number Ten Architectural Group Ms. Patricia Chaychuk ** Jan Oleszkiewicz Mark Chipman * Mr. & Mrs. Emil & Janina Rekrut Elsie Chrunyk, Allison Ryback & Olga & Bill Runnalls Roxanne Ryback * Patrick Smith & Judy Vincent Con-Pro Industries Canada Ltd * Ewa & Ludwik Tarsia Art & Leona DeFehr * Brenda Taylor Hilary Druxman * Mirek Weichsel & Beata Biernacka Bill & Margaret Fast * Freya Zuke Arnold & Myra Frieman * Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar, Kazimierz and Jolanta Czaplinski Medical Corp Carnaval Brazilian BBQ, Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria** Mariusz, Anna & Olaf Kolakowski 4 Anonymous Peter Jessiman * Kevin & Els Kavanagh *** ***** 5 Musicians Adopted Konstantinos & Chrysoula Kotoulas * *** 3 Musicians Adopted Bill & Shirley Loewen ** ** 2 Musicians Adopted Art Mauro & Naomi Levine ** * 1 Musician Adopted A. MacDonald * Listing as of November 7, 2013 $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. Marcel A. Desautels * Elmer & Hilda Hildebrand *** National Leasing Group Inc. ***** Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope *

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

Michael Nesbitt * Robert & Cindy Newfield * Frank & Jeanne Plett * George & Tannis Richardson * Hartley & Heather Richardson * James Richardson & Sons, Limited * Sanford & Deborah Riley * Mr. Terry Sargeant * Rod & Jeannie Senft * Cheryl & Lorne Sharfe * Winnifred Sim * Muriel Smith * Bob Sparrow * Dr. Lea Stogdale * The Winnipeg Foundation Anonymous Fund * Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass * Mr. Warren Whittaker * David C. Wilson * Women's Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra *


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WSO BOARD & STAFF 2013-2014 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 Isobel Harvie, Treasurer Evelyn Davidson, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Timothy E. Burt, CFA Alan Freeman Dr. Daya Gupta President & Chair Richard Turner Gregory Hay Micah Heilbrunn Vice President Rob Kowalchuk Peter Jessiman Treasurer Michael D. Kay Maureen Kilgour Muriel Smith Sotirios Kotoulas Secretary Dorothy Dobbie Caroline Ksiazek Jackie Lowe Past President Jim Carr Terry Sargeant Trudy Schroeder, Ex-officio Sylvia Cassie Alexander Mickelthwate, Michael Cox Arlene Dahl Ex-officio 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 Julian Pellicano, Resident Conductor Vincent Ho, Composer-in-Residence

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION John Bacon, Director of Finance & Administration Sandi Mitchell, Payroll & Accounting Administrator Leanne Plett, Accounting & Administrative Assistant DEVELOPMENT Joanne Gudmundson, Director of Development Carol Cassels, Development Manager Jason Hayes, Development Assistant Caroline Murphy, Telefunder, Donations & Raffles Karen Deda & Chelse McKee, Raffle Assistants SALES & AUDIENCE SERVICES Ryan Diduck, Director of Sales & Audience Services Rachel Himelblau, Patron Services Coordinator Theresa Huscroft, Group Events Representative Jeremy Krahn, Patron Services Representative Patron Services Representatives (p/t): Phil Corrin Crystal Schwartz Meg Dolovich Melissa Ungrin Chelse McKee Stephanie Van Nest

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS Jean-Francois Phaneuf, Director of Artistic Operations James Manishen, Artistic Operations Associate Andrea de Haan, Production Manager Amanda Wilson, Stage Manager Chris Lee, Orchestra Personnel Manager Ray Chrunyk, Principal Librarian Laura MacDougall, Assistant Librarian Lawrence Rentz, Stage Supervisor EDUCATION & OUTREACH Tanya Derksen, Director of Education & Outreach Amy Wolfe, Education & Outreach Coordinator Brent Johnson, Community Outreach Coordinator MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Lisa Abram, Director of Marketing & Communications Sarah Panas, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Matt Brooks, Multimedia Coordinator Bethany Giroux, Intern S. Thompson Designs Inc.

WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TICKET INFORMATION WSO ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: Richardson Building Suite 1650 – One Lombard Place Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3 Phone: 204.949.3950 Fax: 204.956.4271 www.wso.ca

WSO BOX OFFICE: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3 Phone: 204.949.3999 www.wso.ca

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