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Trudy Schroeder We have just recently presented our offerings for our upcoming 2014-15 season. If you have not yet picked up your renewal package or one of the season guides, you can do that at our patron services tables in the front lobby of the Concert Hall. There are so many concerts to look forward to in the coming months, that I predict that your concert selection will be difficult. Personally, I think the Symphony Lover Pass is the most amazing offer available, and I would invite you to think about it the way many people purchase hockey tickets for the season. The Symphony Lover Pass provides you with a ticket for every regular season concert the WSO presents. In fact, if you attend a concert on Friday night and really enjoy it, you can ask for another ticket for Saturday evening, and we will give it to you. If you enjoy the symphony experience, this really is the most marvellous way to hear the whole range of wonderful concerts presented by your Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. If you are busy for one of the evenings, just give the tickets to friends so that they can experience the WSO. If we make it into the playoffs, you will have to purchase additional tickets. No, just a second, there aren’t playoffs in the orchestra world. Every concert is a winner, and with the Symphony Lover Pass, you can immerse yourself in a world of wonderful sounds along with the orchestra. The coming spring also provides opportunities to consider attending two WSO special events. On April 26th join us for a pre-concert Peking inspired feast before the thrilling performance of the Peking Acrobats. This event is a joint venture with the Chinese Cultural Community Centre and proceeds of the event will be shared by the two organizations. Also, as you think of Mother’s Day gifts, consider joining the WSO for our annual Garden Tour on June 21, 2014 and the Music and Magic Garden Soiree on June 25th. Your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is much appreciated.
Trudy Schroeder Executive Director Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
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Conductors Photographer: Nardella Photography Inc.
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. 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.
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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 The Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté Memorial Chair, endowed by the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation 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
CELLOS Yuri Hooker, Principal Leana Rutt, Assistant Principal Alex Adaman Margaret Askeland Arlene Dahl Carolyn Nagelberg Emma Quackenbush BASSES Meredith Johnson, Principal Andrew Goodlett, Assistant Principal Travis Harrison Paul Nagelberg Bruce Okrainec Zdzislaw Prochownik FLUTES Jan Kocman, Principal Martha Durkin PICCOLO Martha Durkin OBOES Beverly Wang, Principal Robin MacMillan
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
ENGLISH HORN Robin MacMillan
ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER Chris Lee
CLARINETS Micah Heilbrunn, Principal Michelle Goddard
PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN Raymond Chrunyk
BASSOONS Alex Eastley, Principal Kathryn Brooks HORNS Patricia Evans, Principal Ken MacDonald, Associate Principal James Robertson The Hilda Schelberger Memorial Chair Caroline Oberheu Michiko Singh
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN Laura MacDougall
*On Leave **Temporary Position †Dual Section Position Please note: Non-titled (tutti) string players are listed alphabetically and are seated accordingly to a rotational system.
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Pre-concert activities Sunday, February 23
1:00 pm 2:00 pm
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Manny Tuba’s Musical Treasure Hunt Julian Pellicano, conductor Mr. Mark, host Manny Tuba, mascot
PROGRAM Flight to Neverland from Hook Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Theme The Strings Two Sketches on French Canadian Airs: À Saint-Malo Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra The Woodwinds The Brass 1812 Overture Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra The Harp The Percussion Sabre Dance from Gayane Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Fugue: The Whole Orchestra Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
John Williams Benjamin Britten Sir Ernest MacMillan Benjamin Britten Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Benjamin Britten Aram Khachaturian Benjamin Britten Klaus Badelt
Extra Musicians: Allen Harrington - bassoon Laurel Ridd - flute Tracy Wright - oboe Victoria Sparks - percussion Tony Cyre - percussion Concerts for Kids Series Sponsor:
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Pictures from an Exhibition Beyond the Score® Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerard McBurney, creative director Beyond the Score® Martha Gilmer, executive producer Beyond the Score®
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Derek Morphy, actor Madeline Hildebrand, piano James Manishen, narrator Jennifer Parr, stage director
PROGRAM Beyond the Score® Presentation — INTERMISSION — Pictures from an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) orchestrated by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Promenade. The Gnome Promenade. The Old Castle Promenade. Tuileries Bydlo Promenade. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle The Marketplace at Limoges – Catacombs. Cum mortuis in lingua mortua The Hut on Fowl’s Legs – The Great Gate of Kiev Extra Musicians: Laurel Ridd - flute Caitlin Broms-Jacobs - oboe Sharon Atkinson - clarinet Allen Harrington - bassoon & saxophone Tony Cyre - percussion Victoria Sparks - percussion Donna Laube - keyboard MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING Pre-concert performance on the Piano Nobile begins 45 minutes prior to concert. Westgate Mennonite Collegiate String Orchestra Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerard McBurney, creative director, Beyond the Score. Martha Gilmer, executive producer, Beyond the Score. Photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Todd Rosenberg
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Bond & Beyond: Celebrating 50 Years of 007 Michael Krajewski, conductor Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
PROGRAM The James Bond Theme from The Best of Bond Theme from From Russia with Love Theme from You Only Live Twice Theme from Diamonds Are Forever Theme from The World is Not Enough Concerto for Cell Phone Suite from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace Theme from Goldfinger
John Barry (arr. & orch. Jeff Tyzik) John Barry John Barry (arr. Nic Raine) John Barry (orch. Wendell Smith) David Arnold (arr. Don Black) James M. Stephenson David Arnold (arr. & orch. Gregory Prechel) John Barry (arr. Tim Berens)
— INTERMISSION — Secret Agent Man Soul Bossa Nova (Theme from Austin Powers) “Sooner or Later” from Dick Tracy “Inspector Clouseau Theme” from The Pink Panther Skyfall The Best of Bond
P.F.Sloan & Steve Barri (arr. & orch. Gregory Prechel) Quincy Jones (arr. Tim Berens) Stephen Sondheim (arr. & orch. Gregory Prechel) Henry Mancini Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth (arr. Wendell Smith) John Barry (arr. & orch. Jeff Tyzik)
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centennial concert hall wso in brandon Sunday, M arch 16 3:00 pm western manitoba centennial auditorium
Mendelssohn & Mahler Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin Monica Huisman, soprano*
PROGRAM Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Allegro molto appassionata – Andante – Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace — INTERMISSION — Symphony No. 4 in G major Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Bedächtig In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast Ruhevoll Sehr behaglich* Extra Musicians: Laura MacDougall - flute Laurel Ridd - flute Caitlin Broms-Jacobs - oboe Sharon Atkinson - clarinet Jim Ewen - bassoon Tony Cyre - percussion Victoria Sparks - percussion MUSICIANS IN THE MAKING (LOBBY IN BRANDON) Pre-concert performance begins 30 minutes prior to concert. Brandon University Conservatory Chorale WSO in Brandon Series Sponsor:
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Program Notes by James Manishen
Felix Mendelssohn b. Hamburg / February 3, 1809 d. Leipzig / November 4, 1847 Composed: 1844 First performance: March 13, 1845 (Leipzig), conducted by Niels Gade with Ferdinand David as soloist Last WSO performance: 2006; Susanne Hou, violin; Gregory Vajda, conductor The muse hit Mendelssohn hard in 1838, in the guise of a violin concerto. Writing to his friend, the violinist Ferdinand David, Mendelssohn declared “One in E minor keeps running through my head, and the opening gives me no peace.”
The elegance, musical insight and technical brilliance of David’s playing had long entranced Mendelssohn. So it was natural that he would dedicate the new concerto to his gifted friend, who Mendelssohn had known since his mid-teens. When Mendelssohn became music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1835, he appointed David concertmaster where he spent 37 years, once stepping in when Mendelssohn was too ill to conduct the premiere of the composer’s oratorio St. Paul. Mendelssohn’s life was an activity trap full of performances, directorships and travel. He didn’t get around to serious work on the Violin Concerto until 1844. Working closely with David on matters of violin technique in the piece, the two wanted a solo part that “could be executed with the greatest delicacy.” Moreover, since both men had low opinions of the showy display-pieces of the early Romantic era, they wanted the new concerto to be a serious musical essay and one that could be a companion to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
The result was a work of enduring popularity, prompting the great violinist Jascha Heifetz to say that it “is always retired at the end of one season, and revived at the beginning of the next.” Right from the soaring opening phrase, so tinged with melancholy, the Concerto burns itself into the memory with its richness of melody. The second theme is a quiet and happy partnership between soloist and woodwinds. The cadenza – thought to be by Ferdinand David himself – separates the development from the recapitulation that ends the movement in a flourish, followed by a solo bassoon carrying forward into the serenely songful Andante movement. As challenging for the orchestra as for the soloist, the finale is sheer virtuosic éclat, in an aerated musical high-wire act whose delicacy and velocity are hallmarks of Mendelssohn’s style.
Symphony No. 4
Gustav Mahler b. Bohemia / July 7, 1860 d. Vienna / May 18, 1911 Composed: 1899-1900 First performance: November 11, 1901 (Munich), conducted the composer Last WSO performance: 1990; Henriette Schellenberg, soprano; Bramwell Tovey, conductor Mahler self-professed that he wanted his symphonies to be “worlds” where a wide variety of emotional states would be woven together to depict his mindsets. In the first four symphonies, these regularly stand next to each other – marches flanking evocations of love, drinking songs next to spiritual quests, peasant dances alongside complex musical structures. In fact, his whole body of symphonies can be seen overall as one similarly cosmic world where, in the words of his friend and champion, conductor Bruno Walter, “the force of spiritual events is matched by the power of musical imagination” in the often stormy questions, speculations and
resolutions of existence Mahler wrestled with. “In the Fourth,” Walter wrote “he assures himself and us of a sheltered security in the sublime and serene dream of a heavenly life.” Child-like simplicity lies at the heart of this lovely work, the most modest in length and orchestral forces (no trombones or tuba). Mahler actually composed the Fourth backwards, the entire work derived from the enchanting song in its last movement - “The Heavenly Life” from the cycle of early 19th-century German folkpoems Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Youth’s Magic Horn”). Mahler had been thinking about this song for a long time and used it in his Third Symphony. He focused the entire thematic material of the Fourth Symphony on it. The simplicity of the song’s strophic design, the chorale-like refrain ending each stanza, the images of idealized country life in the text and the gently evocative musical underpinnings with references of material previously heard all make for a beguiling experience in the Fourth. In retrospect then, the first three movements could be defined as a heavenly life on Earth, the last movement its ultimate fulfillment. Introduced by sleigh bells, the first movement is touchingly human in its cheerfulness. In the second movement Death rears its head, dancing over the strains of an out-of-tune violin perhaps intentionally naïve so that we view Death from a child’s perspective. The serene third movement is a beautiful painting of St Ursula, in variation form marked by alternating string and wind sonorities. Only a pause, for a child-sized breath, separates the Third movement from the finale. “Unless you become like children you will not enter God’s realm” critic Max Kalkbeck wrote following the Vienna premiere in January 1902. The longing for simplicity is the Fourth Symphony’s calling card, which Mahler never more perfectly revealed.
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Manitoba Rocks! Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Matt Schellenberg, host Imaginary Cities
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PROGRAM Overture from Tommy Chasing the Sunset Bells of Cologne Hummingbird
Henry Mancini Imaginary Cities, arr. Charles Cozens Imaginary Cities, arr. Charles Cozens Imaginary Cities, arr. Charles Cozens
Big City Girl Stay Calm Toot Your Own Horn
The Lytics, arr. Charles Cozens The Lytics, arr. Charles Cozens The Lytics, arr. Charles Cozens
— INTERMISSION — A Tribute to The Beatles
Lennon / McCartney (arr. Bruce Healey)
Osborne and Pembina The Wind Assemble
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WSO Musician Profiles Photographer: Nardella Photography Inc.
Instrument: Bassoon Joined WSO: 2007 Hometown: Born near Montreal, grew up in Calgary If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? No one springs to mind, though I’m happy simply to peoplewatch wherever I go! What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Lots of walking and exploring. Who is your favourite composer? Mozart, Stravinsky, Shostakovich.
Instrument: Cello Joined WSO: 1980 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Vladimir Horowitz (the historic 1965 concert), Emil Gilels (any time) and Astor Piazzolla (1976 concert). If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? The (deceased) New Yorker, Dorothy Parker or any of the reprobates from the Algonquin Round Table. The living New Yorker I would love to meet is the actress Arlene Dahl.
Instrument: Viola Joined WSO: 2006 Hometown: Brandon, MB What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? I have a CD of Benny Goodman playing live at Carnegie. Would love to have been there. If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Jon Stewart What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? Corned beef at Carnegie Deli, though still not as good as Montreal smoked meat!
Instrument: Harp Joined WSO: 1997 Hometown: Chicago, Illinois What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Tchaikovsky What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Revisit many of the places I knew as a student when I was studying there. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? There are many outstanding vegan restaurants that I hope to visit.
Instrument: Double Bass Joined WSO: 2013 Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Definitely Woody Allen. What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Play in Carnegie Hall and visit friends. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? A Reuben from Carnegie Deli and Ray’s Pizza open 24 Hours.
Instrument: Violin Joined WSO: 2006 Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? The Beatles What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Practicing, eating and enjoying wine at some of the world’s greatest restaurants! I’d also love to attend a taping of The Colbert Report. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? Pastrami on rye at the Carnegie Deli!
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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Karen Bauch
Instrument: Violin Joined WSO: 1974 Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Gustav Mahler What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Go to museums and see a Broadway show. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? Delis and street side shawarmas.
Instrument: Cello Joined WSO: 2013 Hometown: London, ON If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Does Christopher Walken still live in New York? If I ran into him I could give him some cello-playing tips… What do you plan to do with your time in New York? I plan to visit friends, walk around a lot, maybe do some free kayaking, and definitely eat lots of food!
Instrument: Viola Hometown: Regina, SK What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? John Williams If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Bloomberg What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Central Park.
Instrument: Violin Joined WSO: 2013 Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Itzhak Perlman What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Tours and lots of walking around enjoying the city. What New York food are you most looking forward to eating? I’m excited to go to Magnolia Bakery to have a cupcake.
Instrument: Viola Joined WSO: 1992 Hometown: Winnipeg What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Judy Garland If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? Barbra Streisand What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Apparently a group of us are going for a run in Central Park.
Instrument: Clarinet Joined WSO: 2012 Hometown: Vancouver, BC What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet? Benny Goodman If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be? George Gershwin or Jimmy Fallon. What do you plan to do with your time in New York? Shop, eat, drink and visit Central Park!
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A Program of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Changing our World through Music: Play Your Part The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and its partners in the educational and philanthropic community are excited to be part of an innovative program called Sistema Winnipeg that seeks to affect social change through the pursuit of musical excellence. The mission of Sistema Winnipeg is to promote the collective practice of music through symphony orchestras in order to help children and young people achieve their full potential and create social change in their community. It is an inclusive after-school orchestra program that focuses on children with the fewest resources and greatest need, and is delivered at no cost to participants. Inspired by the successful El Sistema model originating in Venezuela more than 35 years ago, Sistema Winnipeg is in its fourth year with 120 students in Grades 1- 6. In many ways, the orchestra is a reflection of a thriving community. The orchestra focuses on working together, being responsible to others, commitment, mentorship, personal and group responsibility, and more. It can offer students a sense of identity and ownership, as well as a creative outlet.
“Sistema has changed my life. I’ve been getting better on my instrument and I feel like I have a place to belong.” - Viola student in Sistema Winnipeg
Sistema Winnipeg is based on these guiding principles: • Social
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music and history. He presently conducts the St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church Choir. He has previously appeared with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in the Beyond the Score presentation of Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and as the narrator in John Rutter’s Brother Heinrich’s Christmas.
Since 1990, Mark Cameron has been a percussionist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, where the kids have always called him “Mr. Mark.” He has composed music for many dances featured at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School events including First Steps, Ballet in The Park and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Connections Tour in 2009. Mark has been performing as “Mr. Mark” since 2002. He has performed numerous times with the WSO and The Winnipeg International Children’s Festival. He was featured in the live version of the television show, The Toy Castle and has entertained for families and kids at numerous festivals across Canada and the United States. For the last ten years Mr. Mark has also has been a very popular artist with Manitoba Arts Council’s Artist in the Schools Program, where he conducts a “found sound” workshop, entitled, All The World’s A Drum!
Pictures at an Exhibition Beyond the Score® MARCH 1 Derek Morphy Born in England and educated in Wales, Derek Morphy sang as a Choral Scholar in the chapel at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and has sung in a number of chamber choirs in England and Canada. He is still active as a bass soloist, having most recently appeared as a soloist in the Camerata Nova performance of the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra performance of Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy with the Winnipeg Singers. Derek Morphy retired in 2000 after a thirty-seven-year career teaching choral
Madeline’s passion for piano music recently culminated in a Master of Piano Performance from UBC under the tutelage of distinguished Canadian pianist, Jane Coop. Previously she earned a performance degree with Judy Kehler Siebert at U of M, where she received the Millennium Scholarship. The opportunities afforded her have been many and exhilarating, including the prestigious Doris McLellan first prize for solo performance with the WSO in 2012. Madeline has been awarded scholarships to study with such luminaries as Andre Laplante, John Perry and Gilbert Kalish through Orford, Banff, Icicle Creek and Kneisel Hall, Maine. Besides performances at home and on the west coast, highlights have included the 2013 E-gré national competition, premieres at Manitoba’s Cluster festival, collaborations with Randolph Peters, a House Concert Series across the prairies, the Eastern European Cultural Festival in Romania and accompanying Canada’s National Youth Choir.
James Manishen James Manishen is a longstanding figure in Manitoba’s music community. He was a member of the WSO as a clarinettist from 1966 to 1969 and holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He was the classical music columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC broadcaster; hosting his own national radio show and appearing on many other music shows as host, writer, and commentator. As a writer, he has been published in every major Canadian music journal plus international journals Gramophone, Stereo Review and others. As an adjudicator, he has judged the Canadian Music Competitions, the JUNO awards and many others. February – March 2014 | OVERTURE 19
A rtist bios James was narrator at the highly successful WSO Beyond the Score presentations during the WSO’s past two seasons.
Jennifer Parr Jennifer is delighted to be returning to work with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Production Stage Director for Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition Beyond the Score®, having worked with the WSO in 2013 and 2012. Jennifer has also been the Production Stage Director for other Beyond the Score productions: Dvorák ‘From the New World’ with the Montreal Symphony, Tchaikovsky à l’heure de multimédia and Il Était une Fois Elgar with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, as well as BTS: The Rite of Spring, The Miraculous Mandarin and Tchaikovsky 4 with the Toronto Symphony. With a Master’s Degree in English and European Renaissance Drama from the University of Warwick, Jennifer is also a theatre director, whose productions have ranged from world premieres of new works to medieval and Elizabethan classics.
director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Darcy. When not conducting he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles.
Debbie Gravitte Debbie Gravitte has found herself in demand from the Broadway stage to the concert stage and beyond. She won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerome Robbins’s Broadway, along with a Drama Desk Award Nomination and New York Showstopper Award. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of They’re Playing Our Song, she went on to appear in Perfectly Frank, Blues in the Night, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Zorba, Chicago and Les Misérables. Debbie has appeared in the Encore’s series productions of The Boys from Syracuse, Tenderloin and Carnival at New York’s City Center. Debbie has sung with the New York City Ballet in Peter Martin’s Thou Swell at Lincoln Center, appeared with Bette Midler in Isn’t She Great? and can be heard as one of the voices in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Debbie is the proud mother of three beautiful children.
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Known for his entertaining Augustin Hadelich programs and clever humour, Consistently cited in the press Michael Krajewski is a much for his “gorgeous tone,” “poetic sought after conductor of communication” and “fastsymphonic pops. He is the fingered brilliance,” Augustin principal pops conductor of the Hadelich has confirmed Houston Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony his place in the top echelon Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra of young violinists. After performing a - the first to hold such a title in Atlanta. With stellar debut with the Boston Symphony at degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit Tanglewood in August playing the Barber Violin and the University of Cincinnati CollegeConcerto, he has recently played an equally Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his impressive subscription debut with the New training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center playing for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Among Augustin’s Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later 2012/2013 season highlights are debuts with served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. the Buffalo Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, He was resident conductor of the Florida Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony and for eleven years served as music 20 OVERTURE | February – March 2014
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Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Toronto Symphony, as well as re-invitations to the Colorado, Houston and Jacksonville symphonies and to the New York Philharmonic at Vail in the summer of 2013. Among his upcoming worldwide engagements are the BBC Philharmonic, SWR Orchestra/Stuttgart and the Tampere Philharmonic.
Monica Huisman Monica has been hailed as possessing a soprano voice that “embodies both flawless technique and dramatic impact.” In 1999, she made her debut at the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in a live broadcast of Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. Since then, Monica has delighted audiences from Amsterdam to Guatemala City with the reputation of her “silken” voice “consistently crafting each note into a work of art” (Winnipeg Free Press). She has soared on the stages of Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, The Netherlands Opera, Manitoba Opera, Opera Ontario and Saskatoon Opera in signature roles such as Musetta in La Boheme “whose silken voice and fine stage sense belong in the show-stealing category” (Vancouver Sun), Micaela in Carmen, Pamina in Magic Flute, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and the Fox in Cunning Little Vixen. Recent engagements include a return to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam featuring Smetana’s the Bartered Bride, as well as ‘singing it like it was her native tongue’ and absolutely ‘mesmerizing’ the audience in Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras in RICE International Festival in Rio di Janeiro. Upcoming engagements include Vaughn Williams’s Sea Symphony with the Saskatoon Symphony as well as Schubert’s Lobegesang with the Vancouver Symphony.
Manitoba Rocks! MARCH 28-30 Matt Schellenberg Born into the bustling metropolis of Kleefeld, Manitoba, home to four streets and one bay, Matthew Schellenberg moved to Winnipeg so that he would be able to buy a Slurpee whenever he wanted. As a young adult, his house on Lipton Street gave birth to a group called The Liptonians, who won a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Pop Recording in 2008. The band toured the country extensively and had their songs arranged to be performed with the WSO in 2011. As a result of this concert a relationship was born and Schellenberg has been involved in planning, hosting and curating events with the WSO ever since. Schellenberg’s latest musical collective, Royal Canoe, recently inked a management contact with Nettwerk Music and booking agency agreements with Red Ryder in the USA and LOUD Booking in France.
Imaginary Cities Imaginary Cities was born in a Winnipeg club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting, is fast becoming one of the world’s brightest new bands. Their debut album, Temporary Resident, is being released across the globe on various labels (Hidden Pony, Grand Hotel Van Cleef and Shock) this year. Imaginary Cities is the musical duo Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas. Marti had moved to Winnipeg from Brandon, Manitoba and was playing in a Motown cover band called The Solutions, for which Rusty did some mixing. Rusty is no stranger to the Canadian music scene either. His former band The Waking Eyes was signed to Warner Records, and toured as the multi-instrumentalist in The Weakerthans.
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A rtist bios The Lytics In hip-hop, as in life, there are few things more important than family. And no one embodies the bonds of brotherhood better than The Lytics, the five-man Winnipeg crew whose bid for genre supremacy has long been a family affair. Brothers Andrew and Anthony Sannie have been trading rhymes together since childhood — as has cousin Mungala Londe, who moved in with the family as a teen. The beats come courtesy of big brother Alex Sannie, while newly “adopted” brother DJ Lonnie Ce has plenty of practice whipping dance floors into a frenzy. Proudly committed to making music “real people” can relate to, The Lytics promote the same brand of street-level optimism espoused by early influences Mos Def, The Pharcyde, and A Tribe Called Quest. Their live shows, in particular, are straight-up life-affirming affairs, during which the group’s easy beats and infectious enthusiasm can win over the most hardened of cynics.
Royal Canoe Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music. They spend almost every day in a rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Boi and manipulating bits of old records. The band calls Winnipeg home - the enigmatic prairie city, which has served artists as both an abundant, creative watering hole and a debilitating quagmire. Royal Canoe released their EP, Extended Play, on February 21. 24 OVERTURE | February – March 2014
Nathan Music Co. Like an unexpected counter melody in a barroom waltz, Winnipeg alternative roots band Nathan has never been afraid to surprise. They did it in 2001 when original members Keri Latimer, Shelley Marshall and Devin Latimer scraped together nickels and dimes to record their first album, the off-balance pop gem Stranger. They did it again in 2004 by asking Damon Mitchell, front man of combustible blues outfit New Meanies, to surrender his fiery guitar licks for sublime drum beats. They did it to themselves by shaking hands with Nettwerk, touring through well-worn tires and wellworn relationships and recording a pair of nationally and internationally recognized albums, including the JUNO Award-winning Key Principles in 2007. And now they’re doing it again by stirring fellow Winnipeg musician and songwriter Michael Marshall (aka “Mike Trike”) into a brand new musical cocktail. They even have a new name. Meet Nathan Music Co.
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WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents
APRIL 6, 2014 10:30 a.m.
Delta Hotel • 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg Featuring
The University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Musical Theatre Ensemble WSO Brass Quintet MC Bill Richardson from Classic 107 FM Silent Auction • Door Prize • Delicious Buffet • Favourite Broadway Tunes • Dress: Favourite Broadway Musical Character (optional) Tickets: $65 (partial tax receipt)
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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 Michael Nesbitt National Leasing P.R.A. Inc. Premier Printing Ltd. Terracon Development 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 Premier Printing Ltd. Mr. J. Ross Robinson Urban Ink Music Stand $5,000 – $999 Bird Construction Co. Ltd Coghlan’s Ltd. Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. E.H. Price Limited 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
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 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
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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 Mansfield & Pam Simmons* Ron & Sandi Mielitz 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 David Christianson 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 Barbara 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 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
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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 Christina & Alan Kowalec 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 Anonymous 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 Zita & Mark Bernstein 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
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On The Road To Carnegie H all with Jan Kocman, P rincipal Flute Jan’s been on route to Carnegie Hall since he was 8-years-old, and with a father who taught flute and oboe he found many opportunities to practice, practice, practice growing up. There were always instruments in the house, but he wanted a flute of his own so he wouldn’t have to share with his siblings. So, he placed a want ad in the children’s section of his town’s community paper for a flute for $50 or less. A few days later, he picked up his first flute for no more than $50. Jan now plays a Verne Q. Powell flute handcrafted in 15kt rose gold by Mr. Powell.
From grade school to high school, he played “There’s a sense of great history and heritage,” flute, oboe, piccolo, saxophone, piano, violin, and even sang in choirs, but he always says WSO principal flutist Jan Kocman of gravitated back to the flute. He decided to the fabled Carnegie Hall in New York City. pursue this instrument professionally as he entered his first year of university. For Jan, this May will be his second performance at Carnegie with the WSO. Jan is also looking forward to returning to The first was in 1979 when he was fresh out of university in his first season of performing New York this May. “There’s such a buzz in New York, it’s kind of electric when you walk with the WSO. Now in his 40th season, Jan down the street,” says Jan. “There is this kind looks back to that wonderful time he shared of intensity about being surrounded by so with his fellow musicians. many people as you walk down the street and all on a mission of sorts.” “[As musicians] we are always looking back, and if you play Beethoven you want to try “That natural buzz to the city is hard to to understand Beethoven as much as one duplicate anywhere else. I’m looking forward can. You want to know about what he did, to the totality of the experience.” and about his life, and what he felt, and the friends he had and what type of attitude he Jan and the WSO will perform at Carnegie had about numerous things in life. It’s the same Hall on May 8, 2014. thing about Carnegie Hall. It’s knowing who’s played there, the sense of history, the greatness of the hall, how great the hall was respected in terms of its acoustics and what it meant to play there. All those things add up and it’s absolutely thrilling to go there.”
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Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Haworth Teresa A. Hay Millie Hemmelgarn Anonymous L.G. Herd Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Ms. Shirley Hicks Ms Marilyn Hido Ms. Susan Hildebrandt 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 Taylor McCaffrey 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 Miss Jenny Olynyk Mrs. L. Ozog Shirley & Graham Padgett Mr. Cam Pauls Mrs. Betty Peddie Louise Penner Ms. Nettie Peters Ms. Pat Philpott Mrs. Helene Picton Sylvia & Earl Pitch 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 Ed Segstro 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 Neil & Carol Trembath Mrs. C.M. Valentine Dr. & Mea. Jose & Ruth Vasconcelos Hugo & Anny Veldhuis Dr. & Mrs. Eric Vickar
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Dr. & Mrs. F.C. Violago 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 Vicki Young 37 Anonymous 3 Anonymous Sonatina Under $75 Elinor Ableson, In Memory of Dr. Fred Ward Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Susan Allen 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 Heather Graham 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
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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 William Scheidt 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 Edith A. Toews Ms. Eleanor Urquhart Mrs. Roseline Usiskin Mr. & Mrs. Gerry S. Varnes Denis Vincent Mrs. Laurabelle Wallace In Memory of Fred Ward E. Sylvia Warrington Mr. Glen Angus Webster Snjolaug Whiteway 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 after-school 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 Ms. Charlotte Robbins 2 Anonymous Conmoto Under $1,000 Ms. Hollie I. Andrew 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 Maria Cefali Jan & Kevin Coates In Memory of Robert Coates 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 Mrs. Renate Duddek Ms. Fiona Duncalf Mr. Spencer Duncanson Mrs. Cynthia Dutton Judge Judith Elliott Ms. Heather Emberley Kathleen & David Estey
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Centre join hands. Come celebrate with us!
The Peking Acrobats Come see the magnificent world of The Peking Acrobats! Here, the impossible is made possible, and daring only begins to describe their amazing performance. Considered one of the finest acrobatic troupes in China today, The Peking Acrobats have received acclaim from countries around the world. Don't miss out on this exceptional experience with the WSO.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Authentic Chinese Feast Kum Koon Garden - 257 King Street
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performance with The Peking Acrobats Centennial Concert Hall - 555 Main Street
Ticket Price: $200 per person ($150 per person if you have already purchased a ticket for this concert) Tax receipts for a portion of the ticket cost will be issued. This is a fundraising event for the WSO and the Winnipeg Chinese Community Fund.
For tickets contact WSO Box Office at
204-949-3999 or online at www.wso.ca.
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 Lenore & Chris Good Karen Goosen Ms. Marie-Alice Grassick Joanne Gudmundson & Brian Oleson Ms. Norma Gwizon Bobbi-Lynn Haegeman Ms. Irene Hamilton Catherine Harrison 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 Mr. Garry Hirsch Ms. Lisa Houtkooper Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics of Manitoba William J. Hutton P. Ilavsky InterGroup Consultants Ltd. Ms. Sue Irving Graham Isaak James & Margaret Jeffries 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 Mrs. Carol Macoomb, in honour of Diane Jones
Mr. Dave Madson Anna Mangano Manitoba Association of School Superintendents Mrs. Mildred B. Mann Art Mauro & Naomi Levine Ms. Lynne McCarthy Pat McCarthy-Briggs Iona McPhee Linda Lee-Meiers & Matt Meiers Rita & Don Menzies Nancy Mercury Ron & Sandi Mielitz Walter A. Mildren Nathan & Carolyn Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Garnet & Geraldine Morgan Dr. Gwenna Moss 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 Maralyn & John Rae Ms. Teresa Reilly Mrs. Barbara Rempel Jan & John Restall David and Joan Rew Mr. Douglas Riske Darlene Roberts Betty Ross Ms. Lavonne Ross Rotary Club of Winnipeg Charleswood Rotary Club of Winnipeg East A.M. S. Thompson Designs Inc. 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 Ms. Selma Shearer Clarice Shell Ms. Lydia Sheyka Mr. Wayne Shimizu Mr. Jon Sigurdson Wilma Sotas Deidre Sozansky Ms. Barbara Sparling Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Stefanchuk
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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 Thomson Duprey Fund Ms. Phyllis A. C. Thomson E. Toews Carol & Neil Trembath Lesli & Gerry Trottier 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 Libby Yager & Billy Brodovsky 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 Eugene Boychuk & Daniel Heindl 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 Bernard Freeman 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 Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Katherine Himelblau Rachel Himelblau Mrs. Audrey F. Hubbard Theresa Huscroft 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
WMC McLellan Competition For Solo Performance with the WSO THE WOMENâ€™S MUSICAL CLUB OF WINNIPEG announces the Semi-finalists for the 2014 McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Maria Cherwick, violin Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk,viola Bronwen Garand-Sheridan, oboe Jinsung Kim, piano Sarah Kirsch, soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh, soprano Caroline Nicolas, cello Joshua Peters, violin Lara Secord-Haid, soprano Lida Szkwarek, soprano Miles Thomsen, trumpet Tony Zhou, piano SEMI-FINAL AUDITIONS: Friday, March 14, 2014, 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 website. No admission during an audition. Phone 204-944-9431 -- womensmusicalclubofwpg.ca
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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 Bill & Hilda Muir Ron & Ollie Nelson Mr. Sveto Nikic Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ormonde Mr. Jacob Pankratz 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 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 Terence & Angela Wu Phillip S. Young 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 M & G Crielaard His Worship Mayor Sam Katz Ms. Irene Lesniak Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Addie Penner In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. M.M. Pierce Ms. Linda Sander Kay Schalme Heida & Skuli Sigfusson Ms. Brenda Sklar Geri & Peter Spencer Bette Jayne Taylor, in Honour of Her Birthday Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Allyson Watts Mr. Warren Whittaker 2 Anonymous
National Leasing Group Inc.***** Telpay*** Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope ***
The WSO gratefully acknowledges the following patrons whose generous support will make the dream of playing at Carnegie Hall come true. Thank you!
$3,000 – $9,999 Alpha Masonry* Gail Asper & Michael Paterson* Sylvia L. Barr * Marjorie & Morley Blankstein* Mrs. Lucienne Blouw** Mr.& Mrs. John & Bonnie Buhler* Timothy & Barbara Burt* Canadian Polish Congress * Centennial Concert Hall* Ms. Patricia Chaychuk** Mark Chipman* Elsie Chrunyk, Allison Ryback & Roxanne Ryback Con-Pro Industries Canada Ltd* Art & Leona DeFehr* Hilary Druxman * Bill & Margaret Fast* Arnold & Myra Frieeman * James Gibbs* Joanne Gudmundson & Brian Oleson* Hermanos Resatauran & Wine Bar, Carnaval Brazilian BBQ, Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria** Peter Jessiman * Kevin & Els Kavanagh*** Jack & Zina Lazareck Bill & Shirley Loewen ** Gail Loewen* A.MacDonald* Michael Nesbitt* Robert & Cindy Newfield* Frank & Jeanne Plett* George & Tannis Richardson* Hartley & Heather Richardson* James Richardson & Sons Ltd.* Sanford & Deborah Riley* Mr. Terry Sargeant* Rod & Jeannie Senft* Cheryl & Lorne Sharfe* Winnifred Sim* Muriel Smith* Soundcheck* Bob Sparrow* Lea Stogdale* Arni Thorsteinson & Ms. Susan Glass* Curt, Catherine, & Kelcey Vossen* Warren Whittaker* David C. Wilson* Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Centre* The Winnipeg Foundation – Anonymous Fund* Women’s Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra*
$10,000 – $24,999 Mr. Marcel A. Desautels * Elmer & Hilda Hildebrand ***
$1,000 - $2,999 Lorraine and Gerald Cairns Audrey & Fred Hubbard
Festival donors help to ensure the artistic excellence of the WSO’s New Music Festival. 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 Optical 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 Mrs. Caroline Ksiazek T.G. Kucera Ron Lambert Rolf & Alana Langelotz Mr. Gordon P. Linney Dr. Brendan MacDougall Mr. Frank Martin Mr. Pat Meagher Ms. Nancy Mercury Ms. Sheila Miller Mrs. Brenda Morlock Margaret Moroz Robert & Cindy Neufield Bill Newman 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
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MJ Roofing Carl & Vi Hultin Lydia MacKenzie in Honour of John J. March and his parents Donna & Bill Parrish Donna & Ian Plant Qualico 2 Anonymous $1,000 - $2,999 Doug Arrell and Dick Smith Stefan & Barbara Cenkowski Dr.& Mrs. George and Irene Chuchman Joan C. Cohen Myrna Donald in Honour of Elsie Chrunyk John & Martha Enns Mrs. Gitta Fricke Lech & Grazyna Galezowski Ms. Marianne Gruber Ms. Marka Izydorchzyk Maureen Kilgour & Richard Goulet Douglas MacEwan Ms. R McKenzie Number Ten Architectural Group Jan Oleszkiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Emil & Janina Rekrut Olga & Bill Runnalls Patrick Smith & Judy Vincent Ewa & Ludwik Tarsia
Brenda Taylor Mirek Weichsel & Beata Biernacka Freya Zuke Kazimierz and Jolanta Czaplinski Medical Corp Mariusz, Anna & Olaf Kolakowski John Corp & Mary Elizabeth McKenzie Bruno Gossen Kazimierz and Jolanta Czaplinski Medical Corp Mariusz, Anna & Olaf Kolakowski Heather Kyle Kyle McLean Mirek Weichsel & Beata Biernacka Jadqiga Ziendalski 4 Anonymous ***** 5 Musicians Adopted *** 3 Musicians Adopted ** 2 Musicians Adopted * 1 Musician Adopted Listing as of February 4, 2014
Women’s Committee of the WSO
Music, Bond & Afternoon teA rAffle A FUNDRAISER PRESENTED BY THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE OF THE WSO
Join us at the Music Stand in the Centennial Concert Hall lobby during WSO performances
Your Chance to Win! Early Bird Draw
March 1, 2014 – WSO Concert 8:40 pm Centennial Concert Hall Agent 007 WSO Concert & Dinner Package Value: approx. $500.00
March 30, 2014 – WSO Concert 2:45 pm Centennial Concert Hall Social Media: “Pass the Tea” Package Value: approx. $1300.00
Tickets : $5.00 each All proceeds to benefit the WSO Our Thanks to our Donors: WSO, S. Loewen, S. Cassie, M. Harvie, I Harvie, O Runnalls, M. Moroz, R. Taylor, J. Papushka MGCC Licence #4695-RF
Value: Approx. $1800.00
Number of Tickets: 1,000
PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL 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
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
2013-2014 Concert Season An Inspiring choral performance ! Music for the Theatre
Sunday, May 11, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. with guest artists Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
Join The Winnipeg Singers in concert with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and experience theatrical music from early to modern works.
See us at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
Tickets are also available through McNally booksellers or at the door.
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 President & Chair Dr. Daya Gupta Richard Turner Gregory Hay Vice President Micah Heilbrunn Rob Kowalchuk Peter Jessiman Treasurer Michael D. Kay Muriel Smith Maureen Kilgour Secretary Sotirios Kotoulas Dorothy Dobbie Caroline Ksiazek Past President Jackie Lowe Jim Carr Terry Sargeant Sylvia Cassie Trudy Schroeder, Ex-officio Michael Cox Alexander Mickelthwate, 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 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 Jeremy Krahn, Development Assistant Caroline Murphy, Telefunder, Donations & Raffles SALES & AUDIENCE SERVICES Ryan Diduck, Director of Sales & Audience Services Rachel Himelblau, Patron Services Coordinator Theresa Huscroft, Group Events Representative Nicki Kirton, Patron Services Representative Patron Services Representatives (P/T): Phil Corrin Chelse McKee Meg Dolovich Crystal Schwartz Melissa Houston Stephanie Van Nest
ARTISTIC Bramwell Tovey, Conductor Laureate Julian Pellicano, Resident Conductor Vincent Ho, Composer-in-Residence 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
WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TICKET INFORMATION WSO ADMINISTRATION OFFICE TICKETMASTER WSO BOX OFFICE Richardson Building 1-855-985-ARTS Centennial Concert Hall Suite 1650 – One Lombard Place Ticketmaster.ca 555 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3 Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3 GROUP EVENTS Phone: 204.949.3950 p 204-949-3999 204-949-3995 f 204.956.4271 wso.ca firstname.lastname@example.org wso.ca The WSO is a chartered non-profit organization operated by a voluntary Board of Directors. 40 OVERTURE | February – March 2014