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The Magazine of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Volume XVII 2008–2009 SeaSon



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Volume XVII / Issue V 2008–09
Editor elizabeth twork (313) 576-5126 Associate Editor marilou carlin carlin public relations, llc (313) 320-5803 dSo administrative offices max m. fisher music center 3711 woodward avenue detroit, mI 48201 phone: (313) 576-5100 fax: (313) 576-5101 dSo Box office: (313) 576-5111 Box office fax: (313) 576-5109 dSo Group Sales: (313) 576-5130 rental Info: (313) 576-5050 web site: Subscribe to noteworthy via our web site to receive our newsletters and special offers. email: Performance is published by the dSo and echo publications, Inc.  echo publications, Inc. (248) 582-9690 tom putters, president to advertise in Performance, contact toby faber at (248) 681-4944 or email Performance magazine online:  to report an emergency during a concert, call (313) 576-5111. to make special arrangements to receive emergency phone calls during a concert, ask for the house manager. It is the policy of the detroit Symphony orchestra that concerts, activities and services are offered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, age or gender. the dSo is an equal opportunity employer. activities of the detroit Symphony orchestra are made possible in part with the support of the national endowment for the arts, the michigan council for arts and cultural affairs and the city of detroit. photographing or taping of dSo concerts is prohibited. the dSo can be heard on the dSo, chandos, london, rca, columbia and mercury records labels.

6 Board of Directors 8 Orchestra Roster 37 Donors Make the Difference 38 Education News 39 General Information/Staff 40 Donor Roster 46 Upcoming Concerts

10 News & Notes 12 An Insider’s Guide to the
DSO on a Budget

concerts, artist biographies and program notes begin on page 17.

Cover Story
14 A Sensational Slatkin Season
dSo’s 2009-2010 classical Season unveiled

coVer: SlatKIn conductInG at the SomerSet collectIon photo By BlaKe J. dIScher

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Board of dIrectorS
James B. nicholson Chairman

eXecutIVe commIttee
lillian Bauder, ph.d. cecilia Benner penny B. Blumenstein, Vice Chair and Nominating & Governance Committee Chair Stephen a. Bromberg marlies castaing, Special Events Committee Chair caroline coade, Orchestra Representative peter d. cummings, Chairman Emeritus and Campaign Committee Chair Stephen r. d’arcy, Audit Committee Chair herman frankel Stanley frankel, Vice Chair and Facilities Committee Chair alfred r. Glancy III, Chairman Emeritus, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer Kelly hayes, Volunteer Council President Shelley heron, Orchestra Representative paul m. huxley, Development Committee Co-Chair dr. arthur l. Johnson richard p Kughn . melvin a. lester, m.d., Development Committee Co-Chair arthur c. liebler, Marketing Committee Chair david robert nelson anne parsons, President & CEO Bruce d. peterson, Human Resources Committee Chair Glenda d. price, ph.d., Secretary lloyd e. reuss Bernard I. robertson, Strategic Planning Committee Chair Jack a. robinson alan e. Schwartz Barbara Van dusen arthur a. weiss, Investment Committee Chair clyde wu, m.d., Education Committee Chair

lIfetIme memBerS
Samuel frankel† david handleman, Sr.

rosette ajluni robert allesee floy Barthel George J. Bedrosian mrs. mandell l. Berman John a. Boll, Sr. richard a. Brodie lynne carter, m.d. Gary l. cowger maureen t. d’avanzo Karen davidson marietta davis laurence B. deitch peter J. dolan walter e. douglas marianne endicott Bruce ferguson Jennifer fischer Sidney forbes linda forte laura l. fournier mrs. harold frank Barbara frankel paul Ganson* ralph J. Gerson Brigitte harris Gloria heppner, ph.d. nicholas hood III richard h. huttenlocher renee Janovsky George G. Johnson michael J. Keegan the hon. damon J. Keith harold Kulish Bonnie larson harry a. lomason II ralph J. mandarino mervyn h. manning david n. mccammon lois a. miller Jim mitchell Sean m. neall Jay noren, m.d., m.p .h. robert e. perkins, d.d.S. william f. pickard marilyn pincus Stephen polk marjorie S. Saulson lois l. Shaevsky mrs. ray a. Shapero wei Shen Jane f. Sherman nancy a. Smith Shirley r. Stancato frank d. Stella phyllis Strome richard a. Szamborski lorna thomas, m.d. michael r. tyson ann marie uetz david usher Sharon l. Vasquez marie-ange weng, ph.d. r. Jamison williams John e. young * Ex Officio † Deceased

Volunteer councIl 2008-10
Kelly hayes, President marlene Bihlmeyer, VP of Projects ann lawson, VP of Finance magda marudas-moss, VP of Public Relations debra partrich, VP of Membership Barbara diles, VP of Education and Outreach eva meharry, Recording Secretary Gwen Bowlby, Corresponding Secretary

Board of dIrectorS
rukayya ahsan-mctier Janet ankers rick Bowers, Jr. Gloria clark Kim minasian hawes esther lyons Karla Sherry adel amerman Ken Beattie richard Bowlby marie deluca denise lutz deborah Savoie ellie tholen ex-officio: debra partrich, Immediate Past President eleanor (coco) Siewart, Parliamentarian

new leaderS of the detroIt Symphony orcheStra 2008-2009
dominic arellano dr. Susan catto tess craft chris & carina crain dana debel lee V. hart & charles dunlap Sally freels aja Grosvenor elanah nachman hunger & rick hunger rita l. Jordan drs. melissa mcBrien & raymond landes drs. Scott & lisa langenburg lexa leatherdale Beverly lochard Jim & mary Beth nicholson rebecca d’arcy o’reilly & arthur t. o’reilly michael f. ottaway & tamra e. ottaway todd peplinski patricia & eric poppe elizabeth m. rogers, chair nedda Shayota Joseph w. uhl drs. Bernadine & david wu


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orcheStra roSter
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
leonard Slatkin, Music Director Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation peter oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Principal Guest Conductorship supported by the Mardigian Foundation thomas wilkins, Resident Conductor wynton marsalis, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus
First Violins emmanuelle Boisvert ConCertmaster Katherine Tuck Chair Kimberly a. Kaloyanides Kennedy assoCiate ConCertmaster Alan and Marianne Schwartz and Jean Shapero (Shapero Foundation) Chair hai-Xin wu assistant ConCertmaster Walker L. Cisler/Detroit Edison Foundation Chair laura rowe assistant ConCertmaster Beatriz Budinszky* marguerite deslippe-dene* elayna duitman* elias friedenzohn* Joseph Goldman* laurie landers Goldman* eun park* adrienne rönmark* linda Snedden-Smith* Greg Staples* ann Strubler* leann toth*^ ^ Second Violins Geoffrey applegate+ The Devereaux Family Chair adam Stepniewski++ alvin Score lilit danielyan* ron fischer* hong-yi mo* robert murphy* lenore Sjoberg* Bruce Smith* Joseph Striplin* marian tanau* Violas alexander mishnaevski+ Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair James VanValkenburg++ caroline coade Glenn mellow Shanda lowery-Sachs hart hollman han Zheng hang Su catherine compton Violoncellos robert demaine+ James C. Gordon Chair marcy chanteaux++ Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair John thurman Victor and Gale Girolami Cello Chair mario difiore robert Bergman* carole Gatwood* Barbara hall hassan* haden mcKay* una o’riordan* paul wingert* Basses alexander hanna+ Van Dusen Family Chair Stephen molina++ maxim Janowsky linton Bodwin Stephen edwards craig rifel marshall hutchinson richard robinson Harp patricia masri-fletcher+ Winifred E. Polk Chair Flutes Sharon wood Sparrow+ Women’s Association for the DSO Chair philip dikeman++ Jeffery Zook Piccolo Jeffery Zook Oboes donald Baker+ Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Chair Shelley heron Maggie Miller Chair Brian Ventura++ treva womble English Horn treva womble Clarinets theodore oien+ Robert B. Semple Chair douglas cornelsen PVS Chemicals, Inc./ Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair laurence liberson++ Shannon orme E-Flat Clarinet laurence liberson Bass Clarinet Shannon orme Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak Chair Bassoons robert williams+ John and Marlene Boll Chair Victoria King michael Ke ma++ marcus Schoon Contrabassoon marcus Schoon French Horns Karl pituch+ Bryan Kennedy corbin wagner denise tryon mark abbott david everson++ Trumpets ramón parcells+ Lee and Floy Barthel Chair Kevin Good Stephen anderson++ william lucas Trombones Kenneth thompkins+ nathaniel Gurin++ randall hawes michael robinson Jr. § Bass Trombone randall hawes Tuba Timpani Brian Jones+ daniel Bauch++ Percussion Ian ding# Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair daniel Bauch ## robert pangborn William Cody Knicely Chair Librarians robert Stiles+ ethan allen Personnel Manager Stephen molina Orchestra Personnel Manager alice Sauro Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Conducting Assistant charles Greenwell Stage Personnel frank Bonucci Stage Manager larry anderson Department Head matthew pons Department Head michael Sarkissian Department Head Legend + principal ++ assistant principal # acting principal ## acting assistant principal ^ extended leave ^ ^on sabbatical * these members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis. § orchestra fellow partial sponsorship provided by warner, norcross & Judd llp and dSo’s william randolph hearst educational endowment. Chairman of the Board James B. nicholson President & CEO anne parsons activities of the detroit Symphony orchestra are made possible in part with the support of the national endowment for the arts, the michigan council for arts and cultural affairs, and the city of detroit. detroit Symphony orchestra is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Orchestra member biographies can be found online at
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newS & noteS
Dear Friends, recent months have been filled with outstanding performances, strong attendance, glowing audience and critical response, the announcement of new funding partnerships, recording relationships and touring opportunities. how can we be anything but proud of and encouraged by all the Detroit symphony orchestra is accomplishing under the new artistic leadership of leonard slatkin? these are indeed challenging times, and we are mindful that change is occurring all around us. while we like to believe our destiny can be predicted and our roadmaps planned and followed based on our own will and desires, we are also mindful that much of our journey will be influenced by the decisions of others. Given today’s existing conditions, the Dso family (board, orchestra, staff and volunteers) have agreed on several imperatives. we will behave responsibly, thoughtfully and in all cases, with the ongoing pledge to our community of integrity and excellence that we have been known for throughout our wonderful history. like everyone else, we must spend less, as there is less to spend. in some cases, we must change the way we do the things that are so important to us. and unfortunately, we must stop doing some things that, under different circumstances, we might prefer to continue. however, as is so often the case, when one door closes, suddenly another opens. we are exhilarated by the new opportunities that can often accompany change. we are also encouraged by the many ways you, our patrons, have chosen to support us. we are stronger as a result of the many partnerships that enable the Dso to fulfill its mission year round. we thank you all for sharing our belief in representing and delivering excellence right here in Detroit: in music, presentations, education, facilities, community spirit and engagement. thank you for being an amazing audience! we look forward to meeting (and hopefully even exceeding) your expectations in the months and years to come. sincerely,

DSO Recordings Return
Simultaneously with the launch of its classical season, the dSo is moving forward on a number of projects designed to continue the organization’s advancement in artistic excellence, audience engagement and accessibility. In december 2008, the andrew w. mellon foundation awarded the dSo $900,000 for use over three years to support leonard Slatkin’s artistic vision for the dSo. created in tandem with the vision of Slatkin, and with a portion of the andrew w. mellon foundation’s award, the dSo has begun a series of recordings in partnership with international labels naxos and Koch during the current season and scheduled for 2009-2010. “recording remains the best way to reach the widest possible audience,” said Slatkin. “they can be a physical manifestation of what we do, as well as being heard via Internet and radio. the variety of the works we will record should help to show our commitment to the diverse nature of the orchestra’s mission.” Five discs are currently planned: edgar meyer/Bela fleck/Zakir hussain triple concerto (recorded live on Jan. 9-11, 2009) with Slatkin and the dSo (on Koch). planned release: august 2009; rachmaninoff’s Symphony no. 2 (to be recorded live Sept. 24-27, 2009) and Vocalise (to be recorded live Sept. 11-12, 2009) with Slatkin and the dSo (on naxos). planned release: winter 2009/2010; alla Borzova’s Songs for Lada (recorded live Jan. 15-17, 2009) and To the New World (to be recorded live Sept. 24-27, 2009) with Slatkin and the dSo (on naxos). planned release: spring 2010; hannibal lokumbe’s Dear Mrs. Parks (to be recorded live mar. 6-8, 2009 at the dSo’s classical roots concerts) with thomas wilkins and the dSo (on naxos). funding provided in part by Jpmorgan chase and with the support of the classical roots Steering committee; michael daugherty’s Route 66, Motor City Triptych, Fire and Blood, Raise the Roof (recorded live at select performances from Sept. 1999 to oct. 2003) with neeme Järvi and the dSo (on naxos).
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Performing Arts Program seeks to support institutions that contribute to the preservation and development of their art form, provide creative leadership in solving problems or addressing issues unique to the field, and which present the highest level of institutional performance.

Volunteer corner
deCanted Wine Tasting & Auction: Wed., May 13
t he dSo Volunteer council is gearing up for its third annual “decanted: a wine tasting and auction.” this year’s event will take place at the detroit athletic club and will feature exciting wines from South america (many rated at 90+ points by the eminent wine critic/writer robert parker) as well as fabulous silent auction items. adding to the excitement, a new live auction will be introduced, featuring celebrity auctioneer andrew humphrey from wdIV-tV 4. co-chairs Barbara diles and Joan emerick, along with their talented committee, are putting together an evening you won’t want to miss! contact the Vc office for more information at (313) 576-5154.

anne parsons president & Ceo
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DSO STAFF RECOMMENDS…. Web sites on Classical Music

A Selection of Favorites from DSO Leadership and Staff is a nonprofit educational venture promoting awareness of african heritage in classical music. the site features 52 composers, conductors and instrumental performers — africans, african-americans and afro-europeans. over 100 sound samples can be heard on the audio page and on the biographical pages. links on the home page lead to a Black history Quiz and a Guest Book is featured where visitors are invited to leave comments. artsjournal is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the english-speaking world. each day, artsJournal features links to stories culled from more than 200 english-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture. this site offers information regarding classical music, composers, periods in music and how to appreciate and learn about classical works. In addition to describing the different musical periods, the site has a comprehensive index of composers from each period and a listing of their works. additionally, has more than 3,800 links to other classical music web sites, a composer index, music reviews, a topical bibliography and links to discussion groups. is a web accompaniment to the book The Rest is Noise, written by New Yorker music critic alex ross, about the political and social context of post 19th century classical music. that sounds rather intense, but the site itself is an interesting commentary on the modern world using music as a backdrop. It includes ross’s personal blogs, columns from the New Yorker dating back to 1996, audio clips and a useful list of links to other classical music web sites. our partners across the alley, wrcJ 90.9 fm located in the detroit School of arts, have a fantastic web site that is a perfect companion to the only radio station in town completely devoted to classical music. the

site is chock-full of juicy nuggets ranging from a link to the history of classical music, “classical 101”, to live streaming broadcasts to “today’s playlists” which allow listeners to find out exactly what

they are listening to and by whom. plus, there is an on-demand section where you can listen at your leisure to old episodes of shows such as dSo unmasked and civic in concert.


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An Insider’s Guide to the DSO on a Budget
whether you’ve attended many dSo events or are at your first, we recognize that the challenges of the economy can put a pinch on your wallet. therefore, we’ve compiled this guide of tips and tricks to help you save a few dollars while at orchestra hall.
Location, Location, Location! orchestra hall is one of the most acoustically perfect concert venues in the world. whether you are sitting in the first row or the last, the sound will be exceptional, and the dSo offers tickets to every performance in the upper balcony for as little as $19. Calling All Coupons the dSo pocket Guide (available in pdf at not only has a complete listing of the season’s concert offerings, but also has coupons in the back with discounts to performances. the dSo also has numerous restaurant partners listed in the guide that offer discounts to dSo patrons and/ or subscribers. take advantage of that Entertainment Book on your kitchen shelf. a dSo promotional partner, The Book contains a “buy one ticket, get one ticket free” coupon to a dSo concert. The Gang’s All Here! Groups of ten or more can get great deals on tickets to dSo concerts, not to mention special VIp service. the more people you bring, the larger the discount, and group leaders receive a complimentary ticket for their organizational effort. call chuck dyer at (313) 576-6130 for more information. You’re in Good Company If you work for one of the major corporations in the detroit area, chances are you are a member of the dSo’s corporate express, a program that offers substantial discounts to employees of over 150 local organizations. to find out if you are eligible or, if not, how your company can join, call chuck dyer at the group sales number listed above. Rush Hour ninety minutes prior to most concerts, the dSo offers discounts on rush tickets of $15 for balcony seating (upper middle) and $20 for main floor and dress circle seating. throw the kids in the car for a last minute trip down to orchestra hall and save on a family evening. Keep in mind, however, that rush tickets are sold based on availability, so be sure to call the box office to make sure they are being offered that day. Sip for a Song drink coupons may be purchased in advance at the dSo box office and web site for $3.50 and redeemed for drinks at any bar in the max m. fisher music center, including beer, wine and premium mixed drinks which normally run for $6, $7 or $9 respectively. that is a huge savings! VIP Drink Service did you know you can go to any bar in the max m. fisher music center and preorder and pay for your intermission drinks before the concert? they will be sitting on the counter waiting for you and your family when you come out for the break. Dining in Paradise we have our very own gourmet buffet located right inside the max m. fisher music center. the paradise café, catered by the epoch restaurant Group (tribute restaurant, forté restaurant and Bar, epoch catering), is an all-you-can-eat dining extravaganza open two hours before evening concerts on thursdays, fridays and Saturdays. the buffet is just $24.95 per person. the paradise café is delicious, convenient and extremely popular, so be sure to call (313) 576-5055 to make advance reservations. You’ve Got Mail Subscribe to the e-newsletter Noteworthy for all of the latest dSo news, including current deals and specials. It is the best way to stay in the loop when it comes to your favorite orchestra. log on to to sign up. 37/11 37/11 is the dSo’s new program open to anybody 37 or younger or 15 and above. members are eligible to attend select concerts for only $11 and are also invited to exclusive 37/11 events throughout the season. to take advantage of this program, you must register for free by logging onto www.detroitsymphony. com/3711, and you will be notified when 37/11 events and concerts are taking place.

March Madness!

The DSO is offering amazing ticket deals throughout the month of March: $5 Student Tickets college-level students are eligible for $5 tickets to any dSo performance in march with a valid student Id. one ticket may be purchased per student Id. Student month tickets are available by phone or at the box office. $1 Tickets (18 and Under) anyone 18 and under may purchase a ticket to any dSo performance for only $1 when accompanied by an adult paying full-price. this special deal is made possible by at&t real yellow pages. 2/2/2 the dSo’s 2/2/2 deal is a great way for two couples or four friends to have a night on the town together at a great price. two patrons may purchase two tickets in any section at full price and bring two friends along for just $1 each. Seating is based on availability. Because the dSo runs various ticket promotions like these throughout the season, feel free to check in with us for special deals before buying your tickets: log onto our web site,, and click on “events” and “ticket packages and offers” call the box office at (313) 576-5111 and speak to one of our ticket specialists.


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A Sensational
by Marilou Carlin

sLAtKIn seAson!
DSO’s 2009-2010 Classical Season Unveiled
hile the Detroit will lead 12 of the season’s 24 classical subscription symphony orchestra’s concerts, including the opening weekend (sept. 11(Dso) 2008-2009 12) featuring violin superstar midori performing season at orchestra hall sibelius’ Violin Concerto. these concerts also kick at the max m. Fisher off the season’s exploration of american music with music Center has given aaron Copland’s symphony no. 3. concert-goers a taste of what to expect of Dso Samuel Barber American Works & programming with music Celebrating Barber Director leonard slatkin the focus on american music at the helm, the 2009continues as the Dso celebrates 2010 classical season the 100th anniversary of the birth will be the first that of samuel barber. the Dso has a slatkin has programmed particular affinity for barber, having made several from beginning to end. successful recordings of the composer’s works in the bearing all the hallmarks 1990s under neeme järvi. slatkin is also a passionate of signature slatkin influences – american music, barber advocate having recorded much of his output contemporary works, sparkling core repertoire and as well and has programmed a season-long mix appearances by stellar soloists and guest conductors of the composer’s most popular works along with – the coming season will offer week after week of lesser-known gems. the salute begins (oct. 1-3) exciting and fresh concert programs. with a slatkin-led program featuring three favorite the 2009-10 season was highlighted at a free works: the overture to the School for Scandal; community concert at somerset Collection in troy the adagio for strings; and the piano Concerto, on Fri., Feb. 20. titled “the style of music,” the featuring Detroit favorite james tocco. the Dso event featured a one-hour Dso concert led by will also showcase the artistry of the Curtis institute slatkin and a fashion presentation by somerset. the collaboration was made possible by the generous of music, of which barber is a graduate, with a special presentation featuring his string Quartet on support of the Forbes Company, developers of Feb. 28 in the music box. somerset Collection. in all, eight barber works will be performed a passionate advocate for music of every genre, throughout the season. these are among the 22 leonard slatkin is known for creative programming featured works by american composers, 11 of them that is accessible and intelligent. as music Director, he will continue his mission to bring the Dso to the living, including john williams, john Corigliano, roberto sierra and pianist michel Camilo, who has world by conducting a line-up of free community also been named to the 2009-10 Fred A. and Barbara concerts in his second week of the 2009-2010 M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Camilo’s piano season as well as continuing a series of informal Concerto no. 1, which had its premiere under post-concert discussions titled “Dso overtime.” slatkin with the national symphony orchestra Further details on the community concerts and 10 years ago, will have its Dso premiere with Dso overtime discussions will be announced slatkin and Camilo nov. 19-21. in the spring of 2009. a native of santo Domingo, Dominican while leonard slatkin’s imprint on 2009-10 republic, Camilo is an emmy award-winning programming is clearly in evidence, his physical pianist and composer known for incorporating presence in Detroit will also be very apparent as he


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Sir James Galway Midori André Watts Hilary Hahn

Caribbean rhythms and jazz harmonies in his composition. his recordings include rendezvous, one more once, thru my eyes, and spain-michel Camilo & tomatito. Camilo has appeared as soloist with the atlanta symphony; Cleveland orchestra; national symphony orchestra (nso); Copenhagen philharmonic; bbC symphony orchestra; national symphony orchestra (Dominican republic), the puerto rico, Queens; Gran Canaria philharmonic, murcia, málaga, rtVe, and barcelona (spain) symphonies; and the Carnegie hall big band. the nso selected him as co-artistic director with slatkin of the first latin-Caribbean music Festival at the kennedy Center, where he also performed with his trio and his big band and had the world premiere of his Concerto for piano & orchestra, commissioned by the nso and conducted by slatkin.
Regina Carter

in keeping with the maestro’s commitment to contemporary music, the Dso will also perform three world premieres next season: a remarkable klezmer Concerto for Clarinet and symphony orchestra by wlad marhulets (Dec. 10-13); a Violin Concerto by jazz pianist and composer

World and DSO Premieres

billy Childs, written for jazz violinist regina Carter and co-commissioned by Dso, oakland east bay symphony and the notre Dame symphony with generous support from the multi-arts production Fund, to be performed by Carter (jan. 29 & 30); and an as yet untitled work by Cindy mctee (june 3-6). mctee is the winner of the 2008 Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Competition for Female Composers and is regents professor of music at the university of north texas, as well as the recipient of numerous awards, including Guggenheim, Fulbright and nea Fellowships and a “Creative Connections award” from meet the Composer. her works have been commissioned and performed by major musical organizations both nationally and internationally. the elaine lebenbom award is the only annual symphony orchestrasponsored award designed solely to recognize and support the creation of new orchestral works by female composers and includes a $10,000 prize. in addition to these world premieres, the Dso will introduce a number of works to concert-goers for the very first time. a highlight of the Dso premieres next season is roberto sierra’s sinfonia no. 4 (Feb. 26-28), which is the inaugural commission by the sphinx Commissioning Consortium, an alliance between the sphinx organization and twelve american orchestras that seeks

to build the repertoire of works by black and latino Composers. sphinx organization, a national nonprofit arts and youth development organization, is dedicated to building diversity in classical music.

Guest Conductors

Peter Oundjian

For the weeks that slatkin will not be leading the Dso, he has arranged for a superb group of conductors to take the podium. returning as principal Guest Conductor, peter oundjian will lead three weeks of concerts including performances of mahler’s symphony no. 7 (oct. 16 & 18); a beethoven and Vaughan williams program (apr. 9-11); and an all mozart program (may 13-15). thomas wilkins also returns, leading a concert of works by beethoven and Grieg (Feb. 2628) and Dso Conducting assistant Charles Greenwell will conduct a program of rachmaninoff and Dvorák ˇ (oct. 23-25). other guest conductors include returning favorites andrey boreyko leading tchaikovsky’s beloved symphony no. 6 (oct. 29-31); nicholas mcGegan who conducts handel’s Messiah (Dec. 6); sir neville marriner leading a program of Vaughan williams and walton with celebrity narrator Christopher plummer (mar. 4-6); hans Graf, conducting mozart’s Requiem (apr. 22-24); and sir roger
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Sir Neville Marriner

Hélène Grimaud

James Tocco

Christopher Plummer

norrington leading a performance of schubert’s “unfinished symphony” and bruckner’s symphony no. 7 (may 28 & 29). in addition, two conductors will make their Dso debuts: Christian Zacharias, who has dazzled Dso audiences as a pianist, will return to do double duty as both piano soloist and conductor for C.p.e. bach’s Concerto in D minor (mar. 26 & 28); and 29-year-old associate Conductor of the san Francisco symphony, james Gaffigan, travels to Detroit to join andré watts for brahms’ piano Concerto no. 2 (apr. 29-may 2).
Nadja SalernoSonnenberg

the roster of guest soloists appearing with the Dso next season includes some of the biggest names in classical music, along with newcomers who are taking the classical world by storm. in addition to midori (sept. 11 & 12), other violinists making solo appearances include nadja salerno-sonnenberg (oct. 29-31), Dso Concertmaster

Acclaimed Soloists

emmanuelle boisvert (jan. 14-17); hilary hahn (jan. 21-23); regina Carter (jan. 29-30); and norwegian violinist henning kraggerud (may 13-15), one of scandinavia’s most sought after artists, making his Dso debut. pianists will include james tocco (oct. 1-3), kirill Gerstein (oct. 23-25); michel Camilo (nov. 19-21); joseph kalichstein (nov. 27-29); Gabriela montero (Feb. 26-28) in her Dso debut (following her appearance at president obama’s inauguration); Christian Zacharias (mar. 26 & 28); hélène Grimaud (apr. 9 -11); andré watts (apr. 29-may 2); and the 17-year-old Chinese prodigy peng peng (june 3-6) in his Dso debut. other soloists appearing next season include guitarist sharon isbin performing the delightful Fantasía para un gentilhombre (Fantasy for a Gentleman) by rodrigo (sept. 24-27); Dso principal Cellist robert demaine and principal Violist alexander mishnaevski featured in richard strauss’ Don Quixote (oct. 1-3); clarinetist David krakauer will be featured in his Dso debut in the world premiere of wlad marhulet’s klezmer Concerto (Dec. 10-13); argentinian

cellist sol Gabetta, in her Dso debut (Feb 4 – 6); and renowned flute virtuoso sir james Galway (mar. 11-13).

Major Symphonic Works

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along with great artists and exciting new repertoire, slatkin has filled the season with a rich assortment of some of the most beloved and thrilling works of the classical canon. Get your tickets early for performances of Dvorák’s symphony no. 8 (oct. ˇ 23-25); Debussy’s La Mer (nov. 1921); holst’s The Planets (Dec. 10-13); beethoven’s symphony no. 3, “eroica” (jan. 14-17); brahms’ symphony no. 2 (Feb. 4-6); mozart’s Requiem (apr. 2224); and stravinsky’s Firebird suite (june 3-6). these are just a few of the many blockbuster works that the Dso will perform in 2009-10, which, when combined with all of slatkin’s other trademark touches, will create a truly unforgettable season.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus

Sir Andrew Davis
Sir andrew davis is principal conductor of lyric opera of chicago since 2000 where he will conduct four of the eight productions presented in the 2008-2009 season. maestro davis is the conductor laureate of the toronto Symphony (having previously served as the SIr daVIS principal conductor), the conductor laureate of the BBc Symphony orchestra (having served as the 2nd longest running chief conductor since its founder, Sir adrian Boult) and the former music director of the Glyndebourne festival opera. Born in 1944 in hertfordshire, england, davis studied at King’s college, cambridge where he was an organ scholar before taking up the baton. his diverse repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary, and his vast conducting credits span the symphonic, operatic and choral worlds. In addition to the core symphonic and operatic composers, he is a great proponent of twentieth century works including those by Janacek, messiaen, Boulez, elgar, tippett and Britten. maestro davis is also a prolific recording artist. he has recorded for decca, deutsche Grammophone, warner classics International, capriccio, emI and cBS. recent releases include the Beethoven Violin concerto with violinist min-Jyn Kim and the london philharmonia on the Sony label and a cd of operatic favorites on the decca label featuring soprano nicole cabell. In the 2008-2009 season, he conducts productions of Lulu, Madama Butterfly, Tristan und Isolde and The Abduction from the Seraglio at lyric opera of chicago as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream at la Scala. he will be seen as a guest conductor with a number of the world’s top orchestras, as well. maestro davis and his wife, soprano Gianna rolandi, reside in chicago where she is the director of the patrick G. and Shirley w. ryan opera center at lyric opera of chicago.

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Sir Andrew Davis, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Sir Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in e minor, op. 20
(1857-1934) allegro piacevole larghetto allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven piano concerto no.1 in c major, op. 15
(1770-1827) allegro con brio largo rondo: allegro Jeremy Denk, piano

I n t er m Is sIon
Claude Debussy Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
(1862-1918) [prelude to the afternoon of a faun]

Igor Stravinsky Symphony in three movements
(1882-1971) allegro andante – Interlude con moto

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proGram noteS
Jeremy Denk
In 1997, pianist Jeremy denk won the young concert artists auditions and the avery fisher career Grant. Since then, he has appeared with many major orchestras, including the philadelphia orchestra, the dallas Symphony orchestra, the atlanta Symphony orchestra, the denK San francisco Symphony, the St. louis Symphony, the london philharmonia and the orpheus chamber orchestra. denk’s repertoire runs from Bach to ligeti with all stops in between. he is currently set to release a debut solo cd of Bach partitas. an avid chamber music practitioner, he has collaborated with leading musicians, particularly an ongoing recital collaboration with Joshua Bell, as well as a number of quartets, including the Borromeo, Brentano, St. lawrence, Shanghai and Vermeer. denk maintains working relationships with a number of living composers and has premiered works of leon Kirchner, Jake heggie, ned rorem, Kevin puts and libby larsen. he was a doubledegree graduate of oberlin college with the unlikely combination of chemistry and piano and is a fan of interdisciplinary pursuits, especially connections between literature and music. denk is also a writer with a popular Blog, www. Says The New Yorker music critic alex ross of the irreverent site, “Besides being a brilliant musician, denk is simply one of the most interesting writers I know.”

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
SIr edward elGar
B. June 2, 1857 in Broadheath (near worcester), england d. feb. 23, 1934 in worcester, england Composed in 1892; publicly premiered under the baton of the composer, July 23, 1896 in Antwerp, Belgium. Scored for strings. (Approx. 12 mins.)

borrowing its lilting accompaniment figure as well, to bring a sense of conclusion to the entire work. elgar retained a special affection for the Serenade throughout his life. after he achieved wide recognition following the 1899 premiere of his Enigma Variations, the Serenade finally received muchdeserved attention and soon became one of his most frequently-performed works. the dSo last performed elgar’s Serenade for Strings in april 1989.

elgar, Serenade for Strings: leonard Slatkin conducting the london philharmonic orchestra, rca 68087.

Edward Elgar wrote his Serenade for Strings shortly before he achieved recognition throughout England as one of his country’s great composers. Although he lacked a thorough formal music education, he was driven to establish himself as a composer and made a living playing the organ, teaching and writing music at every opportunity in smaller cities outside London. For a time, he even took a position as “composer in the ordinary” for the staff at an insane asylum in Worcester. Unable to find a publisher for his Serenade, he rehearsed it with a Worcester Ladies’ Orchestral Class that he taught just so he could hear it.
elgar’s melodic voice shines in the Serenade. the first and last movements, labeled Allegro piacevole [pleasantly brisk] and Allegretto [moderately quick], feature wide-ranging melodies that take on a folk-like quality by restricting themselves to the notes of a diatonic (major or minor) scale. elgar’s harmonic accompaniments feature ambiguity and tension in ways that reveal his romantic inclinations. the middle movement, titled Larghetto, is justifiably the most beloved. like leaves, butterflies and other objects from nature, its outline displays an exquisite near symmetry as it presents three melodies and then revisits them in reverse order. the opening, despite its simplicity, keeps the listener guessing harmonically until the violins enter with the second theme and make the key of the movement clear. the final movement revisits an interior theme from the opening movement,

ludwIG Van BeethoVen

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

B. dec. 16, 1770 (baptized) in Bonn, Germany d. mar. 26, 1827 in Vienna, austria Most likely premiered March 29, 1795 with the composer as soloist at the Hofburg Theatre Musical Academy, Vienna. Scored for solo piano with flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. (Approx. 37 mins.)

An ascending octave and three hammer-taps of a repeated note form the proud, buoyant gesture that opens Beethoven’s C major concerto. This motive, which at climactic moments is transformed into three ringing blows, recurs at several points and helps to unify a long and ambitious movement: “Courage! In spite of all bodily weaknesses, my spirit shall rule,” Beethoven wrote in his journal around this time. His early years in Vienna witnessed a concentrated effort to make his mark on the musical life of the city. Beethoven wrote in almost every musical genre of the time and seized the opportunity to display his remarkable abilities as a pianist.
Beethoven’s piano concertos build on precedents of mozart, who succeeded in balancing the soloist and orchestra and infusing the solo concerto with remarkable drama. In the theater, the


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nist’s first entrance is a critical moment; Beethoven handles it in this concerto by giving the pianist a completely new lyrical tune which will not reappear in the work. Soon, the theme bursts into rapid-fire arpeggios in response to the orchestra’s restatement of the opening motive. the pianist also brings the second theme, which the orchestra had cut short in the introduction, to its full flowering. the middle section of the movement shows Beethoven’s penchant for bold and dramatic contrasts, a musical trait that impressed, and sometimes offended, listeners from his time. the section uses the opening motto almost exclusively to build up an eerie suspense until the pianist cuts the process short with rapid runs that usher in an explosive restatement. the tender Largo movement features solo lines by the clarinetist. even in his early career, Beethoven found innovative ways of treating form. much of the restatement of the opening uses a new triplet accompaniment that transforms its rhythmic feel, a technique usually found in theme and variation movements. the last movement, Allegro scherzando, is a rondo whose good humor and wit recall that of Beethoven’s teacher in Vienna, franz Joseph haydn. the dSo last performed Beethoven’s piano concerto no. 1 in february 2007.

Scored for three flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two harps, antique cymbals and strings. (Approx. 10 mins.)

Claude Debussy grew up in a poor family outside Paris, and for all his prodigious talent, he felt an outsider within the French musical scene. Although he excelled in his classes at the Paris Conservatoire, to the point of winning the school’s highest honor, Prix de Rome in 1884, he found educational strictures stifling. In 1887, he left the Conservatoire to live with his parents, work as a pianist in the Chat Noir (a cabaret well-known for its bohemian patrons) and seek his own musical language.
many symbolist poets frequented the cabaret, and debussy found an affinity with their writings, poems with dreamlike imagery and subtle expression that seemed to connect with his own musical ideals. L’Après-midi d’un faune [The Afternoon of a Faun], written in 1876 by Stéphane mallarmé (1842–1898), is one of the masterpieces of the movement. It is an eclogue, or a pastoral poem that often features dialogue, of over one hundred lines, and it describes the erotic reveries of a faun, a mythical creature with the body of a man but horns and legs of a goat. debussy originally intended to create a three-movement work based on mallarmé’s poem but never got beyond sketching the last two. In the end, he decided to rewrite the piece as a single movement. “these nymphs I would perpetuate. / So clear / their light carnation, that it floats in the air / heavy with tufted slumbers. / was it a dream I loved?” mallarmé’s text slides between dreaming and waking, and debussy responds with a musical opening that avoids any strong tonal foothold. a flute melody, shrouded in prismatic, shifting harmonies in each iteration, acts as a unifying thread throughout the opening. Solos by the clarinet and oboe lead to a middle section that features a longer melodic line, first played softly by the upper winds and then with increasing passion by the strings in unison. this is the only time in the work where the strings have an extended passage, suggesting debussy’s interest in discovering new orchestral colors to create

as rich and sensuous an experience as is described in mallarmé’s poem. the flute re-appears at the end of the work but gives up its melodic idea to the oboe which brings the piece to a tentative conclusion. composer and conductor pierre Boulez reveres debussy as “the start of the twentieth century.” the prélude might seem to suggest a dreamlike state, but Boulez hailed the work as an awakening. “the flute of the Faun brought new breath to the art of music; what was overthrown was not so much the art of development as the very concept of form itself.” debussy’s exploration of color and his re-conception of melody, form and musical time had a profound and lasting influence on modernist composers who followed him. the dSo last performed debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faune in april 2007.

debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun: leonard Slatkin conducting the St. louis Symphony orchestra, telarc 80071.

Symphony in Three Movements
IGor StraVInSKy
B. June 17, 1882 in oranienbaum (near St. petersburg), russia d. apr. 6, 1971 in new york, ny Composed between 1942 and 1945; premiered January 24, 1946 by the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall, conducted by the composer. Scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, three clarinets (one doubling on bass clarinet), two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, piano, harp and strings. (Approx. 20 mins.)

Beethoven, piano concerto no. 1: lang lang, piano; christoph eschenbach conducting the orchestre de l’opèra de paris, deutsche Grammophon B0008725.

Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune [Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun]
claude deBuSSy
B. aug. 22, 1862 in St Germain-en-laye, france d. mar. 25, 1918 in paris, france Composed between 1892 and 1894; premiered under the baton of Gustave Doret on December 22, 1894 at the Société Nationale de Musique, Paris.

Violins race up to a high note that clashes with the basses; brass and wind instruments respond with a grotesque and dissonant march. The opening of Symphony in Three Movements shows that labels can be deceiving. Its generic title suggests a return to balance and clarity, characteristic of an eighteenth-century symphony, but it is conflict, not balance, that provides a guiding concept for this work.
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following this introduction, a solo horn softly plays a rising figure against the clarinets’ nervous patter. this figure becomes a central idea in the movement, and it reappears in several guises throughout the rest of the section, including in the middle where musical gestures jostle for supremacy. Improbably, a delicate waltz, played by flutes and accompanied by piano and violins, signals a return to the opening musical material. the harsh, dissonant nature of the movement may have been influenced by world war II. Stravinsky came to the u.S. as a refugee and later said he was deeply affected by this experience, especially by newsreels of the period, including one about a “scorched earth” campaign against the chinese. attempting to eke out a living in his new home, one job Stravinsky took was to write music for the film The Song of Bernadette, based on the franz werfel novel about a peasant girl who sees visions of the Virgin mary. werfel eventually decided not to use the music, but Stravinsky recycled it to create the Symphony’s delicate second movement. he claimed that watching newsreels of goose-stepping German soldiers inspired the tongue-in-cheek march that opens the final movement. It breaks into a section that imitates a fugue, a complex contrapuntal form perfected by baroque composer J.S. Bach, before reaching an ironic triumph in an incisive theme that uses the rhythm of the rumba, a dance of cuban origin. Between the two world wars, Stravinsky imitated forms and musical gestures of earlier musical styles, but in a modern, fragmented manner. he wrote, “my instinct is to recompose…. whatever interests me, whatever I love, I wish to make my own (I am probably describing a rare form of kleptomania).” this attitude was vital in creating what was known as the neoclassical style, and the Symphony in three movements remains a particularly gripping and dramatic example. the dSo last performed Stravinsky’s Symphony in three movements in february 1998.


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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
please join us for a free Civic Jazz LIVE! Concert Before the Blue note records 70th anniversary tour concert featuring civic Jazz Band II, Sean dobbins, conductor fri., march 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the music Box

Bill Charlap
for more than a decade, pianist/ bandleader Bill charlap has been forging a solo career characterized by hard-swinging brio, eloquence and a rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility. with his fine longterm working trio of bassist peter washington and drummer Kenny washington, charlap he has released five superb albums for Blue note records — cds celebrating the american songbook tradition, the songs of hoagy carmichael, leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin — that have afforded him an increased visibility as one of jazz’s foremost pianists. his latest, Live at the Village Vanguard, is his first live recording and was nominated for a Grammy award.

Paradise Jazz Series
Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary – On Tour

Bill charlap, peter Bernstein, ravi coltrane, lewis nash, nicholas payton, peter washington & Steve wilson produced by absolutely live entertainment, llc friday, march 13 at 8 p.m. Bill Charlap, piano Peter Bernstein, guitar / Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone Lewis Nash, drums / Nicholas Payton, trumpet Peter Washington, bass / Steve Wilson, alto saxophone & flute program will be selected from the following compositions as well as numerous other classics from the Blue note records catalog Lee Morgan/arr. Peter Bernstein Thelonious Monk/arr. Steve Wilson Herbie Hancock/arr. Renee Rosnes Freddie Hubbard/arr. Nicholas Payton Duke Pearson/arr. Peter Bernstein Joe Henderson/arr. Nicholas Payton Bobby Hutcherson/arr. Steve Wilson Cedar Walton/arr. Lewis Nash McCoy Tyner/arr. Renee Rosnes Horace Silver/ arr. Bill Charlap “ceora” “criss cross” “dolphin dance” “hub-tones” “Idle moments” “Inner urge” “little B’s poem” “mosaic” “Search for peace” “the outlaw”

Blue Note Records
alfred lion launched Blue note records, the premier label in the history of jazz, in 1939. at the end of that year, lion’s childhood friend francis wolff caught the last boat out of nazicontrolled Germany bound for america. he found employment at a photographic studio and joined forces with lion at night to continue Blue note. together, for nearly 30 years, they recorded the greatest artists in jazz — fats navarro, Bud powell, John coltrane, miles davis, thelonious monk, art Blakey, herbie hancock, Grant Green, lee morgan, hank mobley, eric dolphy, clifford Brown, freddie hubbard, wayne Shorter, horace Silver, Joe henderson, lou donaldson, Kenny dorham, cannonball adderley and many others. Blue note’s catalog of music features an impressive array of legendary performances and a core list of “must-have” releases that have indelibly marked the history of jazz. to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Blue note legacy, an all-star band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians today is traveling the world throughout 2009. a new cd was recorded in the spring of 2008 and was released in conjunction with the commencement of the tour in January 2009. See DSO insert for Blue Note biographies

producer, danny melnick associate producer, tracy reid road manager & Sound engineer, richard Battaglia assistant road manager, Brian wolff agency, ted Kurland associates media representative, don lucoff for dl media absolutely live entertainment llc 1501 Broadway, Suite 1304 new york, ny 10036 the dSo does not appear on this program.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
popS SerIeS

Jack Everly
Jack everly is a leader in symphonic pops throughout north america. he is the principal pops conductor with the Baltimore, Indianapolis and national arts centre (ottawa) Symphony orchestras as well as music director for the Symphonic pops consortium. In addition to his duties with eVerly those orchestras, this season he has conducting engagements with the pittsburgh, nashville, national, toronto and dallas Symphony orchestras. originally appointed by artistic director mikhail Baryshnikov, mr. everly conducted thousands of performances and dozens of world premieres for american Ballet theatre where he served as music director. In addition to his aBt tenure, he has teamed with marvin hamlisch in shows that hamlisch composed including, “the Goodbye Girl,” “they’re playing our Song” and “a chorus line.” he also conducted carol channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. In television and film, Jack everly has appeared on In Performance at the White House and conducted the songs for disney’s animated classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. he led the orchestra for the national pBS telecast of the american Ballet theatre’s Romeo and Juliet starring natalia makarova. he has been music director on numerous Broadway cast recordings and conducted the critically praised, Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway’s Jule Styne. a cd released in July 2005, In The Presence, features tenor daniel rodriguez with the czech philharmonic chamber orchestra of prague conducted by mr. everly. other talents he has conducted include ella fitzgerald, pinchas Zukerman, Sylvia mcnair, John raitt, Sandi patty, chris Botti, marilyn horne, martin Short and Bernadette peters. In 1998, Jack everly was instrumental in creating the Symphonic pops consortium lending his talent as music director. the consortium, based in Indianapolis and made up of major u.S. orchestras, produces a new theatrical pops program each season that is then made available to other orchestras.

Pops Goes Vegas!
thursday, march 19 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. friday, march 20 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, march 21 at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, march 22 at 3 p.m. Jack Everly, conductor Starring: Joe Cassidy Martin Preston Allison Briner Scott Beck featuring: Jennifer Ladner Anne Beck Vegas Showgirls: Blair Marion Parkman Lydia Porter Various; Arr. Everly Herman; Arr. Barton Various; Arr. Everly - Stephenson Various; Arr Barker Coleman; Arr. Barton Loesser; Arr. Barker Allen; Arr. Gibson High Rollers Overture Las Vegas Mr. Showmanship I Joe & Ally: It’s Us Again Big Spender Luck Be A Lady I Go to Rio

I n t er m Is sIon
Stephenson Various; Arr. Barton Kander; Arr. Holcombe Herman; Arr Barker Various; Arr. Stephenson Marks / Anka; Arr. Barton Manilow; Arr. Barker Mr. Showmanship II Songs From The Strip Medley New York, New York If He Walked Into My Life Mr. Showmanship III I Gotta Be Me / My Way Here’s to Las Vegas

liberace opened his museum in 1979 to share his collections with the world and to support his mission of being a patron of the arts and helping talented students pursue careers in the arts. to date, the liberace foundation (founded in 1976) has awarded in excess of $5 million in scholarships to almost 2,500 students at over 110 colleges and universities throughout the u.S. the liberace museum serves as a funding source for the liberace foundation. the museum, located 10 minutes east of “the Strip” at 1775 e. tropicana avenue at Spencer, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. closed mondays. admission: $15 for adults; $10 for seniors age 65 and older, and students with valid Id. museum and foundation members and children ages 10 and under are free. there is a free shuttle available from several locations on “the Strip.” Visit online at

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus

Susanna Mälkki
finnish conductor Susanna mälkki has quickly become a sought after artist on the international conducting circuit. her versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and opera houses around mÄlKKI the world. mälkki was artistic director of the Stavanger Symphony orchestra in norway until late 2005. In august 2004, she had her guest conducting debut with the ensemble Intercontemporain, a contemporary chamber orchestra, in paris. She made such a strong impression that, in 2006, mälkki was named music director, a position she still holds. In march 2007, she conducted the ensemble’s 30th anniversary concert with pierre Boulez and peter eötvös. a student at the Sibelius academy, Susanna mälkki studied with Jorma panula and leif Segerstam. prior to her conducting studies, she had a successful career as a cellist, and from 1995-1998, she was one of the principals of the Gothenburg Symphony orchestra in Sweden where she still guest conducts regularly. highlights in the current and future seasons include debuts with montréal Symphony, atlanta and detroit Symphonies, deutsches Symphony and nhK Symphony orchestra tokyo as well as her carnegie hall debut with the carnegie academy. She will also return to work with St. louis Symphony, BBc Symphony, Swedish radio, residentie orchestra and orchestre philharmonique de radio france. In august 2008, Susanna mälkki conducted the american premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s La Passione de Simone at lincoln center new york, a work which she premiered with Klangforum wien in 2006. other opera engagements have included thomas adès’s Powder Her Face and Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin and Der Rosenkavalier at the finnish national opera. In spring 2010 she will conduct the premiere of a new ballet by Bruno mantovani at opéra national de paris, which will be followed by her debut at the new york city opera in 2011.

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friday, march 27 at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, march 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Susanna Mälkki, conductor Peter Serkin, piano
Maurice Ravel Suite no. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé (1875-1937) lever du jour pantomime danse générale Igor Stravinsky movements for piano and orchestra (1882-1971) I.  = 110 - meno mosso,  = 72 (interlude)  = 52 II.  = 52 (interlude)  = 72 III.  = 72 (interlude)  = 80 IV.  = 80 (interlude)  = 52 V.  = 52 Peter Serkin, piano

Olivier Messiaen Couleurs de la Cite Celeste (1908-1992) (Colors of the Celestial City)
Peter Serkin, piano

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Georges Bizet Symphony no. 1 in c major
(1838-1875) allegro vivo adagio allegro vivace allegro vivace

Maurice Ravel Boléro

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Peter Serkin
american pianist peter (adolf) Serkin began music studies as a child with his mother, the daughter of violinist and composer adolf Busch. In 1958, at age 11, he entered the curtis Institute of music where he studied with lee luvisi, mieczyslaw horszowski and his father, rudolf Serkin. SerKIn In 1959, he made debuts at the marlboro festival and in new york city. Serkin has successfully conveyed the essence of four centuries of musical repertoire during his career, and his performances with the world’s major symphony orchestras, recital appearances, chamber music collaborations and recordings are respected worldwide. an avid proponent of the music of 20th and 21st century composers, peter Serkin has given many world premieres, including works written for him by toru takemitsu, peter lieberson, oliver Knussen and alexander Goehr. he has collaborated with such artists as yo-yo ma, alexander Schneider, the Guarneri String Quartet and as well as the classical ensemble taShI of which he was a founding member. ranging from Bach to Berio, peter Serkin’s recordings reflect his distinctive musical vision. he has recorded for arcana, BmG classics/rca red Seal, Boston records, Bridge, cBS masterworks, decca, deutsche Grammophon, ecm, Koch classics, new world records, pro arte, telarc and Vanguard classics. his acclaimed solo album, The Ocean That Has No West and No East (Koch), featuring works by webern, wolpe, messiaen, takemitsu, Knussen, lieberson and wuorinen, was released in 2000; that same year, BmG released his recording of three Beethoven sonatas. his recording of mozart’s six concertos of 1784 with the english chamber orchestra (rca) received the deutsche Schallplattenpreis, a Grammy nomination and Stereo Review’s Best recording of the year award. mr. Serkin’s most recent recording is of the complete works for piano by arnold Schoenberg (arcana). Serkin appears by arrangement with c/m artists new york, Inc.

Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2
maurIce raVel
B. mar. 7, 1875 in ciboure Bassespyrénées, france d. dec. 28, 1937 in paris, france Ballet premiered June 8, 1912 at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris by the Ballets Russes, Pierre Monteux conducting, Vaslav Nijinsky dancing the part of Daphnis. The work is scored for piccolo, two flutes, (one doubling on second piccolo), alto flute, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, two harps, celeste and strings. (Approx. 16 mins.)

Ravel did not refer to Daphnis and Chloé as a ballet but, instead, as a “choreographic symphony in three parts.” In effect, his label shifts the emphasis from dance to music; Daphnis is to be conceived of as a symphonic work accompanied by dance as opposed to gestural art accompanied by music. Ravel’s label was either prescient or influential, for the work is rarely staged, and its renown is due mostly to concert performances.
however, it is important to be familiar with the ballet’s storyline since knowing the plot can do much to enrich our hearing. the Daphnis tale comes from the Greek writer longus (second century ad). daphnis and chloé are abandoned at infancy on the Isle of lesbos and reared by kindly shepherd folk. upon coming of age, they fall in love, and daphnis teaches chloé to play the panpipe. this scene is often depicted in visual art, such as Baron françois Gérard’s Daphnis et Chloé which can be found in the regular collection at the detroit Institute of arts. chloé is kidnapped by pirates but is rescued by the god pan and returned to daphnis. the two are wed and much rejoicing ensues. the world of Daphnis and Chloé is, therefore, one of an idyllic, pastoral, attic romance where serenity is temporarily disrupted but soon restored through

divine intervention with no lasting ill consequences. ravel stated that his intention was to “compose a vast musical fresco, less scrupulous as to archaicism than faithful to the Greece of my dreams.” without doubt, his score is marvelously vast and dreamlike, as is portrayed in the pentatonic woodwind arpeggiations at the opening and in the massive tertian harmonies that swell to magnificence and then recede into oblivion. the musical material of Suite No. 2 is drawn from the third act of the ballet after pan has already delivered chloé from her kidnappers. lever du Jour (daybreak) depicts dawn on the morning of the lovers’ reunion. pantomime is the musical accompaniment to a mummery during which daphnis and chloé playact the mythical story of pan and Syrinx. this is both an homage to chloé’s savior and a form of erotic role-play to prepare the amorous youths for the consummation of their love. the danse Generale is the music of the community’s nuptial festivities. It builds to an ecstatic climax, the moment when daphnis and chloé finally embrace. the dSo last performed ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé Suite no. 2 in february 2003.

ravel, Daphnis and Chloé Suite no. 2: leonard Slatkin conducting the St. louis Symphony orchestra, telarc 80052.

Movements for Piano and Orchestra
IGor StraVInSKy
B. June 17, 1882 in oranienbaum (now lomonosov), russia d. apr. 6, 1971 in new york, ny Premiered January 1960 in New York, NY. The work is scored for solo piano, piccolo, two flutes, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, two trumpets, three trombones, harp, celeste and strings. (Approx. 10 mins.)

The twentieth century saw the breakdown of a shared European musical language—the so called “common practice” of compos-

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ers from Bach to Brahms—and witnessed a flourishing of stylistic pluralism, diversity and idiosyncrasy. No twentieth century composer embodied the ideal of musical heterogeneity more fully than Stravinsky, a protean figure who reinvented his musical language several times. In fact, in 1961, the great critic Hans Keller marveled at Stravinsky’s “ever younger creative mind.” Following what some historians call his “primitivist” period, in which he wrote such works as The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky sought inspiration in the venerable musical forms of bygone ages, such as the Baroque suite, the fugue and the Classical-era symphony. The most famous of these “neoclassical” pieces is Pulcinella.
In the 1950s, Stravinsky began to experiment with serial compositional techniques such as those found in the music of Schoenberg, webern and Berg. movements for piano and orchestra is a serial work. It is based on a 12-note construction known as a “rotationalarray” which is generated by reordering and transposing a given series of notes according to a novel method. this concept was not employed by Schoenberg and his disciples. listeners don’t need to grasp the arcane technical details of Stravinsky’s serial procedures to hear that this music sounds somehow logical and law-like and not in the way that tonal music, when a single pitch is perceived as focal or referential, sounds logical and lawlike. It is Stravinsky’s pre-compositional strictures based on serial devices, which to some extent determine which note shall follow which, that imbue the music with this quality. Stravinsky found creative liberation in rule-bound compositional spaces. he said, “my freedom consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each one of my undertakings. I shall go even further: my freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles.” the work is comprised of five movements that contrast with one another in rhythm and texture. the movements are linked by four interludes, and the final

one of these leads, without pause, from the fourth movement to the fifth. the dSo last performed Stravinsky’s movements for piano and orchestra in april 1976.

Stravinsky, movements for piano and orchestra: michel Béroff, piano; Seiji ozawa conducting the orchestre de l’opèra de paris, emI 86073.

Couleurs de la Cité Céleste (Colors of the Celestial City)
olIVIer meSSIaen
B. december 10, 1908 in avignon, france d. april 28, 1992 in paris, france Premiered October 17, 1964 in Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, by the Donaueschingen Festival Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting. Scored for solo piano, three clarinets, two horns, four trumpets, four trombones and percussion. (Approx. 18 mins.)

gem-encrusted walls are indicated by messiaen in the score as performance instructions. “the brass should, so to speak ‘play red,’ the woodwinds should ‘play blue,’ and so forth,” he advised. Sound colors are given temporal shape by the rhythmic modes of Indian classical music which messiaen selected based on the symbolic implications of the modes’ names. Pratâpaçekhara is the “most-beautiful-splendor” mode and tritîya the “trinity” mode. Sixteen birds lend their songs to this work—one from canada, two from argentina, three from Venezuela, five from Brazil and five from new Zealand. Still more melodic material is derived from Gregorian chant, specifically from alleluias, e.g. Magnus Dominus and Christus Resurgens whose texts are relevant to themes treated in the apocalypse. It would be tough to keep track of all the individual elements of this catalogue of melodies, but listeners might enjoy keeping their ears attuned to the differences between segments that sound chant-like and segments that sound avian-inspired. this is the dSo premiere of messiaen’s Couleurs de la Cité Céleste.

Couleurs de la Cité Céleste is quintessential Messiaen as it draws together all of his well-known preoccupations: birdsong, CatholicChristian imagery and symbolism, plainchant, exotic rhythms borrowed from non-Western traditions and color/sound associations.
the work was inspired by passages from the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse of John). In his preface to the score, messiaen mentions some verses that struck him as musically suggestive. “there was a rainbow around the throne… and the angels had seven trumpets… the star was entrusted with the key to the pits of the abyss… the light of the city was like crystalline jasper… the foundations of the city walls were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, and amethyst…” compare this rich imagery to the music’s sonic details. often, words like these can cause us to take notice of sounds we might otherwise have missed. the colors that radiate from the city’s

messiaen, Colours of the Celestial City: myung-whun chung conducting the orchestre philharmonique de radio france, deutsche Grammophon B0012083.

Symphony in C Major
GeorGeS BIZet
B. oct. 25, 1838 in paris, france d. June 3, 1875 in Bougival, near paris, france Premiered February 26, 1935 in Basel Switzerland, Felix Weingartner conducting The work is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. (Approx. 30 mins.)

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remarked, “I become a better man when Bizet speaks to me. Also a better musician, a better listener… I tremble before the dangers this daring music runs.”
few people are aware that Bizet was a child prodigy whose gifts warranted comparisons to mozart and mendelssohn. Bizet entered the paris conservatory at age 8, garnered several premier prix for solfege, piano and organ by age 16 and was awarded the prix de rome at age 19. the Symphony in C Major was completed in november of 1935 when Bizet was only 17 years-old, probably as a composition exercise. the work was not performed or submitted for publication during Bizet’s lifetime; in fact, it wasn’t until 1933 that the manuscript of the work was found languishing in the archives of the paris conservatory library, where the executors of Bizet’s wife’s estate deposited it after her death. the work has been a popular success since its premier in 1935. It exudes high spirits and youthful charm. although there are echoes of Schubert’s major-key symphonies, scholars are confident that the Symphony in c major is patterned after Gounod’s Symphony no. 1 in d-major which Bizet arranged for piano four-hands in 1855. Both works contain fugatos, passages marked by melodic imitation similar to that found in the fugues of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, as well as prominent drone basses, the characteristic bagpipe sound, in the central “trio” section of the scherzo movement. there are also several instances of note-for-note correspondences between the two works. this scarcely-concealed indebtedness likely explains Bizet’s reluctance to make his Symphony public. we can forgive Bizet his borrowings, which are pervasive in classical music, and marvel that a boy of 17 could have composed a work of this caliber, one which is simultaneously sophisticated and full of unselfconscious boisterousness. the dSo last performed Bizet’s Symphony no. 1 in august 2000 at Interlochen.

maurIce raVel
B. mar. 7, 1875 in ciboure, Bassespyrénées, france d. dec. 28, 1937 in paris, france Premiered November 22, 1928 at the Paris Opéra, Walther Staram Conducting The work is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes (one doubling on oboe d’amore), English horn, two clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, celeste and strings. (Approx. 14 mins.)

ravel called his Boléro “an experiment in a very special and limited direction. there are no contrasts, and invention is focused on the manner of execution.” the piece employs two melodies, each eight measures long. these are varied only in tone-color, as they are traded among the orchestra’s instrumental families. the snare drum’s consistent rhythm is never absent. with its musical vocabulary, Boléro prefigures future developments of minimalist composers such as phillip Glass and Steve reich. like the best of their works, it has the power to evoke a pleasant sense of calm in their listeners. the dSo last performed Boléro in January 2007.

Ravel’s Boléro is certainly the composer’s most widely admired work, and it is arguably among the most popular and recognizable items in the twentieth-century repertory. A few examples suffice to demonstrate the prominent position Boléro has occupied and continues to occupy in the popular consciousness: 25 commercial recordings of it were made in the 1930s alone, and countless have been released since that time; the music is the focal point of the 1934 box-office success Boléro, starring George Raft and Carol Lombard; in more recent pop culture, the final seduction scene of the romantic comedy 10, with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek, revolves around an LP recording of the work; and children in the late1990s encountered the piece on the animated series Digimon, where it served as a recurring musical backdrop.
as with Daphnis et Chloé, one cannot talk about Boléro without making mention of dance, even though it is primarily known as a concert work. the composition’s title (which was originally “fandango”) refers to the moderately slow, triple-meter Iberian dance form. further, like Daphnis, Boléro was written as the musical accompaniment to a ballet—one that depicted, according to Ida rubenstein, the ballerina who commissioned it, “a flamenco dancer exciting the admiration and lust of drinkers as she works herself into a frenzy on the table top.”

ravel, Boléro: leonard Slatkin conducting the St. louis Symphony orchestra, telarc 80052.

2008-9 Season

34th Year

Principal Chair, Detroit Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Zhihua Tang, piano Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:30 p.m.

Robert deMaine, Cello

Scott Hill, guitar; Carlos Boltes, Viola and Charango A fiery program of classical and folkloric music Saturday, November 8, 2008 8 pm

Alturas Duo

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Stellar young pianist from Jackson, MI Winner of international competition Saturday, April 4, 2009 8 pm

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Bizet, Symphony in c: thomas Beecham conducting the l’orchestre national de la radiodiffusion française, emI 67259.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
world music Series

Bellydance Superstars
hailed by the london newspapers the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Daily Express as the next big dance show phenomenon to follow Bellydance SuperStarS Riverdance, the Bellydance Superstars are the world’s premier touring bellydance troupe renowned for taking this ancient art form into the mainstream. from their beginnings as part of the 2003, 45-city lollapalooza tour, performing for over a half a million people, to their three-month run at the monte carlo casino in monaco at the end of 2005, the troupe has set a new standard for bellydance and has proven its appeal to western audiences. over 375 concerts in 16 countries, with countless television appearances and impressive press coverage, have added momentum to an already growing interest in this feminine and sensual dance art. the Bellydance Superstars is an american troupe comprised of the highest caliber dancers. a number of them are also bellydance instructors, making the regular Bellydance Superstars’ workshops popular as well. the troupe’s longtime chief choreographer is Jillina who contributes four pieces to the show, including the grand opening and closing numbers. Jillina is a master of using traditional as well as modern bellydance and pushing the art form to new heights. for the first time, the troupe has also drawn from outside choreographers, as well including pieces by yasmina (an oriental style piece with the music of Issa Ghandour); Stephanie Sullivan (an imaginative dubkie folkloric tour de force with the music of Samara); and teria morada (a reggaeton/arab fusion with the music of tres mundos).

The Art of Bellydancing Featuring Bellydance Superstars
Sunday, march 29 at 3 p.m. Bellydance Superstars: Sonïa, adoré, petite Jamilla, Sabah, moria, Kami liddle, nathalie, colleen, cecilia, Zoe Jakes, lauren, Samantha, Jayna, and Issam cast subject to change.
ACT ONE 1. art of Bellydance choreography: Jillina | music: ellia attieh 2. SonÏa and ISSam – art of the drum Solo choreography: Sonïa 3. trIBal fuSIon part I 4. BeIrut nIGhtS choreography: Jillina | music: charbel rouhana 5. ZeIna reGGaeton choreography: teria morada | music: tres mundos 6. wheel wIthIn a wheel choreography: petite Jamilla | music: Beats antique 7. trIBal fuSIon part II 8. duBKIe ah aKBar choreography: Stephanie Sullivan | music: Samara 9. fuSIonISta 10. party drum 2009 percussion: Issam houshan and the BdS percussion choir INTERMISSION ACT TWO 11. BeIrut nIGhtS part II choreography: yasmina ramsey | music: Issa Ghandour 12. Ballet d’orIent – SaBah choreography: Sabah music: raul ferrando – “the yearning” 13. trIBal fuSIon part III 14. South pacIfIc BellyneSIan choreography: Sonïa | music: Grand Ballet de tahiti 15. trIBal drum Solo 16. trIBeret duet choreography: Sonïa & colleen | music: Beats antique 17. caIro nIGhtS choreography: Jillina music: mohammad al hasan abo abid 18. trIBal Solo 19. we are one choreography: Jillina creator and artistic director: miles copeland
The DSO does not appear on this program. natural herb cough drops – courtesy of riccola uSa, Inc. photographing or taping of dSo concerts is prohibited. the dSo can be heard on the dSo, chandos, london, rca and mercury record labels.


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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus

Leonard Slatkin
hailed as “america’s music director” by the Los Angeles Times, internationally renowned conductor leonard Slatkin begins his tenure this season as music director of the detroit Symphony orchestra. additionally, he becomes principal Guest conductor of the pittsburgh Symphony orchestra SlatKIn in 2008-09. having recently completed his 12th and final season as music director of the national Symphony orchestra, Slatkin continues as principal Guest conductor of the royal philharmonic orchestra and music advisor to the nashville Symphony orchestra. throughout the world, Slatkin’s performances have been distinguished by imaginative programming and highly praised interpretations of both the standard and contemporary symphonic repertoire. additionally, he is well-known for his arts advocacy work on behalf of music education. following a successful tenure as music director of the Saint louis Symphony from 1979 to 1996, Slatkin became conductor laureate. he served as festival director of the cleveland orchestra’s Blossom festival from 1990-99, principal Guest conductor of the philharmonia orchestra from 1997-2000, chief conductor of the BBc Symphony orchestra from 2000-04 and principal Guest conductor of the los angeles philharmonic at the hollywood Bowl from 2004-07. Slatkin is a frequent host of musical broadcasts, which include the BBc and the new wrcJ broadcasts of dSo performances. Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have been recognized with seven Grammy awards and more than 60 Grammy awardnominations. he has received many other honors and awards, including the 2003 national medal of arts, france’s chevalier of the legion of honor and the league of american orchestras’ Gold Baton for service to american music. Slatkin was born in los angeles where his parents, conductor-violinist felix Slatkin and cellist eleanor aller, were founding members of the hollywood String Quartet. he began his musical studies on the violin and studied conducting with his father, followed by training with walter Susskind at aspen and Jean morel at the Juilliard School.
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Leonard Slatkin, conductor Emmanuelle Boisvert, violin Benjamin Britten “four Sea Interludes” (1913-1976) from Peter Grimes, op. 33a
dawn: lento e tranquillo Sunday morning: allegro spiritoso moonlight: andante comodo e rubato Storm: presto con fuoco

Alban Berg concerto for Violin and orchestra
(1885-1935) andante - allegretto allegro - adagio Emmanuelle Boisvert, violin

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Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 4 in e minor, op. 98 (1833-1897) allegro non troppo andante moderato allegro giocoso allegro energico e passionato

all evening performances will be preceded by ford concertalks featuring guest speaker charles Greenwell. concertalks begin one hour prior to performance time. photographing or taping of dSo concerts is prohibited. the dSo can be heard on the dSo, chandos, london, rca and mercury record labels.


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Emmanuelle Boisvert
dSo concertmaster emmanuelle Boisvert wins the hearts of audiences, critics and musicians alike with an undeniable finesse and charismatic presence befitting her prestigious position. Boisvert was only 25 years-old when she became the first woman to win the position of concertBoISVert master with a major u.S. orchestra. that year, she also made her first solo appearance with the dSo and, ever since, has given annual solo performances. each year she plays something new and more challenging; she has never repeated a work. mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press has proclaimed that, “Boisvert’s musicianship takes a back seat to no one,” while lawrence Johnson of The Detroit News has called her talent “brilliant, endlessly imaginative, daring…” as the orchestra’s leader, she is no less inspiring to her colleagues. Said lawrence Johnson in a 2008 feature story, “for 20 seasons, violinist emmanuelle Boisvert has served the detroit Symphony orchestra in the steadying, crucial position of concertmaster – not just as leader of the first violins, her colleagues say, but indeed as standardbearer of the orchestra’s artistic aspirations.” Boisvert began her studies at age 3 at the conservatoire de musique de Québec. with additional study at the meadowmount School of music, she attended the prestigious curtis Institute of music in philadelphia where she was a student of Ivan Galamian and david cerone. after graduating from curtis, she played for the concerto Soloists chamber orchestra of philadelphia and the marlboro music festival. Boisvert was a member of the cleveland orchestra when she won her coveted concertmaster position in detroit in 1988.

“Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
BenJamIn BrItten
B. nov. 22, 1913 in lowestoft, england d. dec. 4, 1976 in aldeburgh, england Premiered in Cheltenham, England on June 13, 1945 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the composer conducting. Scored for two flutes doubling on piccolo, two oboes, two clarinets, one doubling on E-flat clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, piccolo trumpet, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp and strings. (approx. 16 mins.)

Benjamin Britten has emerged as one of the most important English composers of the twentieth century, and one of the period’s most important operatic composers, regardless of nationality. Peter Grimes, which quickly entered the repertoire of opera companies worldwide, was a turning point in Britten’s career and marked his ascension to international prominence. He began work on the opera shortly after returning to England from an American sojourn during the war years (1939–1942). Building on the success of Peter Grimes, Britten would go on to write 15 more operas, often exploring the relationship between the individual and society.
Peter Grimes offers an ambivalent portrait of a reclusive fisherman and his strained interactions with his neighbors (complicated by the deaths of two apprentices under his tutelage). the four interludes heard today are drawn from the opera almost without alteration (only slight changes being made to provide suitable endings), and each provides a view of life by the sea. the opening movement, “dawn: Lento e tranquillo,” is taken from an optimistic point in the otherwise dark work, where peter Grimes has just been found innocent in the death of his first apprentice; in many ways it represents a hopefulness for Grimes’s future. like waves breaking

upon the shore, the music returns again and again to the opening theme in the flute and strings, and alternates with a progressively menacing lower brass part that foretells of future tragedy. “Sunday morning: Allegro spiritoso” depicts a bustling scene where the townsfolk are preparing to go to church while two characters relax by the shore. the piece alternates between an ostinato (a repeated melodic pattern) in the horns accompanying a quirky woodwind melody above it, and a calmer passage using low strings upon which the flute seems to dance. the consistent ringing of the church bell soon reminds the townsfolk to leave the peaceful reverie. the third interlude, “moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato,” is the most contemplative of the set and again reveals Britten’s fascination with repeated melodies and contrasting ideas. the opening progression in the strings and winds is juxtaposed with a bird-like chirping from the flutes, xylophone and harp. Saving the most dramatic contrast for last, the storm movement crashes into the calmness achieved by the third interlude. the timpani and the brass section take center stage, representing the archetypical and violent uprising of nature—a torrent during which Grimes’ boat is lost at sea. the opening passage returns as a touchstone throughout, being interrupted by contrasting sections that soften some of the primal outburst. while there appears to be a break in the onslaught towards the end of the piece, it proves only temporary as the storm first insinuates and then finally surges back, bringing the set to a dramatic close. the dSo last performed Benjamin Britten’s “four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes in april 2007.

Britten, four Sea Interludes: andré previn conducting the london Symphony orchestra, emI 88676. Program Note by Phil Duker, Ph.D., music theory instructor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.


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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
alBan BerG
B. feb. 9, 1885 in Vienna, austria d. dec. 24, 1935 in Vienna, austria Composed in 1935 and premiered in Barcelona on April 19, 1936 with Hermann Scherchen conducting and Louis Krasner as soloist. Scored for two flutes doubling on piccolo, two oboes (one doubling English horn), three clarinets (one doubling on alto saxophone), bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, tenor and bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp and strings. (Approx. 22 mins.)

the concerto as a “requiem for manon.” while few would accuse the work of being sentimental, it can be understood as both an intimate portrait of a beloved young woman and, at the same time, Berg’s own reckoning with the end of an era in Viennese culture that he symbolically tied to his own mortality. Berg’s concerto is divided into two movements and each movement is further divided into two, as indicated

by their tempo markings (e.g., the first movement begins with a moderate Andante before speeding up to an Allegretto, while movement two starts quick and then slows). the opening passages function as an introduction, using a question-and-answer pattern between orchestra and soloist that is continued and developed throughout the first movement. like many concertos, the relationship between orchestra and soloist is

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David Robertson conductor THU, APR 2 | 8 PM Hill Auditorium

130th UMS Season

Alban Berg is often regarded as the most populist and least dogmatic composer of the Second Viennese School (led by Arnold Schoenberg and including Anton Webern). While Berg’s music is often highly chromatic, it includes many “reminders” of tonality in both its musical materials and its references to other works. The Violin Concerto offers an example of both of these reminders, despite employing a “tone row” that sounds all 12 chromatic pitches in a sequence without repetition. The piece is both tonal and atonal at the same time and Berg exploits these tonal allusions throughout. Further, the concerto includes references to folksong as well as Bach’s famous funereal chorale “Es ist genug” [It Is Enough]. These particular allusions are meaningful in light of the background of the composition.
In the summer of 1935, Berg interrupted his work on the opera Lulu to complete a commission for the american violinist louis Krasner. (although Berg would return to the opera, he died unexpectedly and the concerto would be the last piece he completed.) while Krasner was its inspiration, Berg subtitled the work “to the memory of an angel,” using it to memorialize the death of manon Gropius, the daughter of alma mahler and the Bauhaus architect walter Gropius. Berg even referred to

Anssi Karttunen cello

Wagner Adams B. Zimmermann Sibelius

“Good Friday Music” from Parsifal (1882) Guide to Strange Places (2001) Canto di Speranza (1957) Symphony No. 5 in E- at Major, Op. 82 (1915)

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Beethoven Sonata Project Concerts 7 & 8 — Series Finale

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THU & SAT, APR 9 & 11 Hill Auditorium



Sonata No. 27 in e minor Op. 90 (1814) Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816) Sonata No. 29 in B- at major, Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”) (1817-18)

Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 (1820) Sonata No. 31 in A- at Major, Op. 110 (1821-22) Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111 (1821-22)
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an important aspect of the piece. here, the opening impression of amicability is short-lived. the Allegretto breaks into a new character with a short woodwind passage that is immediately echoed by solo violin and then traded back and forth. the violence alluded to in the close of the first movement bursts through in the opening of the second, where a definite opposition arises between devilishly dexterous solo passages and menacing orchestral replies. after a slow, solemn digression and a return of the opening orchestral gesture, the violin and orchestra again wrestle with the violin taunting the orchestra with repetitive passages. eventually both factions give way to the Bach chorale melody, with orchestration that mimics the sound of a church organ. the piece ends with the violin in the stratosphere, supported by a sonority often associated with early jazz (a major sixth chord) that lends the piece a final surprising sense of optimism. the dSo last performed Berg’s Violin concerto in may 2002.

impact of his themes. Proclaimed by Robert Schumann to be “destined to give ideal expression to the times,” Brahms came of age during the hyper romanticism of Wagner and delayed his own entry into symphonic composition until the premiere of his first symphony in 1876, when he was 43-years-old. His symphonies were immediately beloved, but heard as conservative and classical—their deep inventiveness being appreciated only later. Brahms’ fourth and final symphony appeared just nine years after his first, and while Brahms began parts of a fifth, he destroyed his sketches, making the fourth his ultimate symphonic statement.
the symphony opens almost in midthought, with the violins sliding out of nowhere and the woodwinds responding in reflection to create the first theme. there is no introduction. Brahms clearly enjoyed the movement’s disorienting beginning, as two bars of wind chords that originally began the work were cut from the first draft. the theme is central to the movement, and guides the listener’s journey through Brahms’ clever treatment of sonata form: what appears to be its first repeat quickly veers into new territory (known as the development) and a quiet pianissimo masks its return (known as the recapitulation) when the winds suggest the theme and the violins only gradually catch on. the horn call that opens the second movement provides the musical material for the whole: a repeating note plus a lilting snap that moves up, then down, and repeats. that such a delicate and beautiful slow movement could be made of such repetitive and seemingly pedestrian material is a wonder. the idea moves throughout the orchestra, subtly shifting in color and rhythm. a lyrical theme in the cello briefly intervenes, but soon shifts back to the opening motif, which sounds as if caught in an orchestral fugue by Bach. the luscious return of the lyrical theme introduces yet a new idea that leads back to a final triumphant statement of the horn fanfare. the Scherzo that follows is a rollicking, energetic and somewhat comic dance, featuring the percussionists in athletic timpani and shimmering triangle playing. making their first appearance, the trombones mark the severe scope of the finale, sounding an eight-note theme

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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Book and Lyrics by Alan Ayckboum

This unique event also features: boutique shopping, The Guild bake sale and a high-end raffle.
Entire play “By Jeeves” runs from April 22 thru May 17, 2009

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Berg, Violin concerto: anne-Sophie mutter, violin; James levine conducting the chicago Symphony orchestra, deutsche Grammophon 437093. Program Note by Phil Duker, Ph.D., music theory instructor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
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B. may 7, 1833 in hamburg, Germany d. apr. 3, 1897 in Vienna, austria Premiered in Meiningen on October 25, 1885 with the composer conducting. Scored for two flutes with one doubling on piccolo, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, timpani, triangle and strings. (Approx. 40 mins.)

based loosely on Johann Sebastian Bach’s early cantata “nach dir, herr, verlanget mich” [for thee, o lord, I long]—BwV 150. Brahms presents 32 variations over this bass line, making up a rare example of a symphonic chaconne. the tale is often told of how the influence of Beethoven and his symphonies overshadowed Brahms’ work in the genre. this fourth Symphony, however, suggests that while Brahms may have followed Beethoven’s sonic footsteps to Vienna and into the realm of the symphony, he erected his own signature monuments, honoring the tradition built by haydn, mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, while realizing his own orchestral voice. the dSo last performed Brahms’ Symphony no. 4 in may 2005.

Brahms, Symphony no. 4: carlo maria Giulini conducting the chicago Symphony orchestra, emI 62883. Program note by Mark Clague, Assistant Professor of musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is considered by many to be his masterpiece in the genre because it offers the ideal balance between form and expression. Here, structural play amplifies the emotional 32
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2008-2009 Series 65th Anniversary Season
Denyce Graves, Mezzo-soprano and Warren Jones, Piano
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Guarneri String Quartet
Saturday, April 11
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Saturday, April 18
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Saturday, May 16

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The DSO Catches Some Rays
following the success and excitement of launching the dSo’s 12th music director, leonard Slatkin, dSo musicians, board, staff, and friends gathered in longboat Key, Stuart, palm Beach, and naples, florida in January for a series of special receptions and chamber performances to friend-raise, fund-raise, and share news of the exciting new Slatkin era. a special guest star at these performances was an extremely rare and sonorous 1709 Stradivarius generously on loan from the henry ford’s vast collection of instruments which was played beautifully by dSo associate concertmaster and violinist, Kimberly a. Kaloyanides who was joined by the cuttime players comprised of dSo musicians Geoffrey applegate, Kevin Good, randall hawes, theodore oien, rick robinson, Sharon Sparrow and robert williams. Special thanks to penny and harold Blumenstein and herman and Sharon frankel; public event co-sponsor, the henry ford; the cuttime players and leonard Slatkin for their inspiring contributions to this venture. for information or to support future dSo presentations in florida, please contact Kareem George at (313) 576-5596 or send an email to
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DSO Spring Fundraiser: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Save the date for the dSo’s largest annual fundraiser! the black tie event, on Sat., June 13, celebrates the conclusion of leonard Slatkin’s first year as music director and features a delightful Shakespearean theme. titled “a midsummer night’s dream,” the evening begins with a champagne reception in the max m. fisher music center atrium at 6 p.m. and continues with a dSo concert in orchestra hall at 7 p.m. led by maestro Slatkin and featuring the superstar mezzo-soprano frederica von Stade, the program will include an array of works with Shakespearean connections, including the “willow Song” from rossini’s Othello, sung by von Stade. following the concert, guests will enjoy a wonderful dinner and dancing into the wee hours. co-chairs for the event are marlies castaing, Kay cowger, linda dresner and danialle Karmanos. for more information, call (313) 576-5082 or send an email to


Marilyn Pincus

when the expansion of orchestra hall that eventually became the max m. fisher music center was in its initial stages in the late 1990s, a state-of-the-art education center that would provide the training ground for music students was a key element in the plan. In learning of the education component in the expansion, dSo Board member marilyn pincus and her husband, Bernard, became tremendous pIncuS advocates of the project. with their vision and support, the Jacob Bernard pincus music education center, named after the couple’s son who died in 1993, was realized. encompassing 15,000 of the max m. fisher music center’s 135,000 square feet, this acoustically superior musical training facility has allowed the dSo to double the size of its civic youth ensemble program. In 2003 there were only four groups and 285 participants; today there are 10 ensembles and 550 students, all of whom rehearse and train weekly at the pincus center. Bernard pincus, the former hughes & hatcher clothing retailer chairman, passed away in 2001. however, since the opening of the pincus center, marilyn pincus has become even more involved in the dSo’s commitment to music education. the Bloomfield hills resident is an active member of the Board’s education committee and is passionate about expanding the reach of the dSo’s music training programs for young people. her dedication to this goal has already changed the lives of the hundreds of student musicians for whom the name “pincus” will forever be aligned with the start of their musical lives.

DSO to Perform in Lansing, Thanks to Guardian Industries
the dSo will travel to lansing this spring to perform for legislators and the public on grounds of the michigan State capitol. the concert, on wed., June 10 at 12 p.m., is being made possible by Guardian Industries, a long time supporter of dSo touring activities thanks to the Guardian touring fund. over the years, the auburn hills-based manufacturer of glass, automotive and building products has sponsored dSo performances in toronto and a number of michigan destinations, including mackinac, monroe and ann arbor. “at Guardian, we see the dSo much like we see ourselves, as an entity with a long history in southeast michigan that is also an ambassador around the nation and the world,” said ralph J. Gerson, executive Vice president of Guardian Industries and a longtime dSo Board member. “we share a pursuit of excellence and a passion for quality in everything we do, not to mention high energy and enthusiasm. we are very pleased to sponsor this special dSo performance at our State capitol in lansing this year.”
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From Beginner to Expert, the DSO Offers Instrumental Training for Kids of All Levels
has your child expressed an interest in learning to play a string instrument but does not have the opportunity to do so at school? or does your child currently play a string instrument but would like to supplement their education with additional training? the dSo may just have the answer with the power of dreams String music project (pod). funded by a generous gift from american honda motor co., Inc. and in partnership with the wayne State university department of music and Shar products company, this innovative program, launched in September 2008, provides an affordable string training experience to students who live in underserved communities where these opportunities either do not exist at all or are limited to a very basic level. this classical training program is split into three levels for beginner through intermediate violin, viola, cello and bass players. In addition to weekly group lessons, students attend master classes with dSo musicians and perform in power of dreams nights concerts at the conclusion of every 12-week semester. Students do not need to go through an audition process to be a part of pod; eligible students in grades three through five are required only to complete an application and are admitted based on availability of space. for additional information or to be added to the mailing list for the 2009-10 brochure and application, please contact rebecca Gilbert, the dSo’s manager of educational Initiatives, at or (313) 576-5167.

Civic Youth Ensembles Auditions
your child is invited to audition for a coveted spot in the detroit Symphony civic youth ensembles (cye), michigan’s premier pre-professional training program for orchestra, chamber, wind and jazz musicians. participation provides unparalleled access to some of the top musicians in the world, including world-renowned conductors such as music director leonard Slatkin, visiting guest artists on the dSo’s classical and jazz subscription series and dSo musicians. acceptance into the 2009-10 cye is based on an audition with one of the symphony’s conductors and/or adjudicators. applications will be due in april and auditions will take place in may at the max m. fisher music center. all information and online applications are now available online at for questions, to request an information packet by mail or to schedule an audition, please contact civic youth ensemble coordinator Kit weber at (313) 576-5497 or


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General InformatIon
Parking Secure, covered, lighted parking in the orchestra place parking deck, located on parsons Street just south of the max m. fisher music center, and in the woodward Garage, located on the corner of mack and woodward. Both parking decks have reserved space for patrons with handicap permits. parking for coffee concerts is available in both parking decks, as well as the whitney restaurant lot between canfield and forest. the dSo offers shuttle bus service to coffee concerts from selected locations, including the dIa, for $10. call (313) 576-5130 for more information. Restrooms men’s, women’s and family restrooms are located on all levels of the atrium lobby. additional men’s and women’s restrooms are located on the Box level of orchestra hall and on the lower level of the main floor. Refreshments the paradise café, located on the second floor of orchestra hall, opens two hours prior to concert time and is open one hour after concerts. reservations may be made by calling (313) 576-5055. cash bar service and light refreshments are available in the atrium area of the max m. fisher music center two hours prior to concert time and during intermission. happy hour, with special drink prices, is available until 30 minutes prior to concerts. we invite you to place your beverage orders with the bartenders prior to the start of the concert and your order will be waiting for you at intermission! Telephones a telephone is located in the Box office lobby. Smoking the dSo is pleased to offer a smokefree environment at the max m. fisher music center. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building. patrons who wish to smoke must do so outside the building. an outdoor patio is also available on the second level of the atrium lobby. Handicap Access parking is available in the orchestra place parking deck for patrons with handicap permits. there are elevators, barrier-free restrooms and accessible seating in all areas of the max m. fisher music center. Security personnel are available at the entrances to assist handicapped patrons in and out of vehicles. Hearing Impaired hearing assistance devices are available. please see an usher prior to the performance. Late Seating Policy the dSo makes every attempt to begin concerts on time. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, latecomers will be seated after the conclusion of the first work on the program. patrons who leave the hall before or during a work will be reseated after the work is completed. ushers will alert patrons as soon as it is possible to be seated. house lights are dimmed to indicate that the concert is about to begin. latecomers will be able to watch the performance on closed-circuit television in the atrium lobby. Cameras and Tape Recorders photographing or taping of any performance at the max m. fisher music center is strictly prohibited. no recording devices or cameras are permitted without special authorization from the dSo. Concert Cancellations to find out if a scheduled performance at the max m. fisher music center has been cancelled due to inclement weather, hazardous roads, power outages or other emergencies, call the Box office at (313) 576-5111, or tune in to wJr 760 am and wwJ 950 am. Pagers, Phones, Watches and Extraneous Sounds cellular phones, pagers and alarm watches must be turned off while at the max m. fisher music center. patrons should speak to the house manager to make special arrangements to receive emergency phone calls during a performance. the dSo thanks you for your cooperation avoiding any extraneous sounds during the concerts. the hall microphones used to record the orchestra are extremely sensitive and will even record the sound of a wristwatch chime. Lost and Found See the house manager or call (313) 576-5121 during business hours. Gift Certificates Give friends and loved ones a gift that lasts all year long—the experience of a dSo performance. Gift certificates are available in any denomination and may be used toward the purchase of dSo concert tickets. Visit the dSo Box office at the max m. fisher music center or call (313) 576-5111 for more information. Max M. Fisher Music Center Rental Information the max m. fisher music center is an ideal setting for a variety of events and performances. for information on renting the facility, please call (313) 576-5050. rental information is also available online at

admInIStratIVe Staff
Executive Office anne parsons President & CEO patricia walker Chief Operating Officer Kathryn huskin Executive Assistant Sales and Services ross Binnie Vice President of Sales will Broner Customer Service Representative connie campbell Subscription Sales Manager Sharon carr Subscriptions Coordinator marilyn cragway Marketing Associate elaine curvin Executive Assistant mona dequis Assistant Retail Manager angela detlor Marketing Coordinator chuck dyer Group and Corporate Sales Manager paul Ganson Historian Keith Koppmeier Director of Marketing, Non-Classical cynthia Korolov Archivist la heidra marshall Customer Service Representative John o’dell Director of Marketing, Classical Juanda pack Customer Service Representative tiiko reese-douglas Customer Service Representative elizabeth twork Director of Public Relations Shannon w. hall Marketing Systems Administrator teri witmer Box Office Manager paul yee Retail Sales Manager Artistic Planning and Education charles Burke Director of Education and Artistic Director of Civic Ensembles david dredla Artistic Administrator Kathryn ellis Assistant Director of Education deborah fleitz Executive Assistant to the Music Director and Artistic Planning Associate rebecca Gilbert Manager of Education Initiatives charles Greenwell Conducting Assistant leah lucas General Manager of Civic Ensembles nicole new Artistic Coordinator, NonClassical erik rönmark Artistic Coordinator, Classical Operations holly clement Event Services Manager Keith elder Associate Vice President for Operations norris Jackson Security Officer richard Jacques Director of Information Technology mami Kato Operations Manager Jennifer Kouassi Facility Operations Manager magda marudas Director of Human Resources Operations Stephen molina Orchestra Personnel Manager B.J. pearson Event Services Manager mark rist Administrative Associate Sam rogers Maintenance Aide alice Sauro Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Joel watson Director of Business Systems Development Kate cahill Vice President of Development Joy crawford Development Systems Analyst cynthia dodd Director of Board Relations Kareem George Director of Endowment Support aja Grosvenor Special Events Coordinator Finance Kim colon Accounting Manager Jeremiah hess Accounting Manager linda makris Controller nancy prochazka Payroll Accountant don Sosnoski Interim Chief Financial Officer Sally freels Manager of Major Gift Programs Jennifer Jackson Development Systems Coordinator rick Kelley Director of Major Gifts cynthia reeves Executive Assistant darren rich Corporate Donor Relations Manager Julie Schneider Development Assistant allison walacavage Foundation and Government Grants Manager anne wilczak Director of Special Events

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The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have made gifts in the amount of $10,000 and more to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in support of its endowment and capital campaign projects. These contributions reflect the generosity of our donors and their commitment to preserving the tradition of excellence in the orchestra. For more information call (313) 576-5596.
$10,000,000 and more marjorie & max† m. fisher State of michigan $5,000,000 and more anonymous daimlerchrysler corporation fund ford motor company fund Jean & Sam† frankel General motors corporation marion† & david handleman, Sr. & handleman company David & Marion Handleman Educational Fund the Kresge foundation marilyn & Bernard† pincus $2,000,000 and more mary w. parker mr.† & mrs. ralph l. polk Ralph L. Polk Young People’s Education Fund Shirley K. Schlafer foundation mrs. richard c. Van dusen mr. & mrs. r. Jamison williams, Sr.† & family $1,000,000 and more mr. & mrs. robert allesee mr. & mrs. eugene applebaum marlene & John Boll, Sr. comerica charitable foundation Julie & peter cummings deroy testamentary foundation the devereaux family mr. & mrs. frederick a. erb Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair herman & Sharon frankel ruth roby & alfred r. Glancy III mort & Brigitte harris hudson-webber foundation the John S. & James l. Knight foundation mr. & mrs.† edward c. levy, Jr. the manoogian family mcGregor fund mr. & mrs. roger S. penske pVS chemicals, Inc. Jack a. & aviva robinson richard & Susan rogel the Skillman foundation robert h. tannahill trust Katherine tuck fund Katherine Tuck Young Artist’s Fund mr. & mrs. James a. williams matilda r. wilson fund dr. & mrs. clyde wu Helen & Clyde Wu Civic Orchestra Music Director Chair $500,000 and more anonymous Individual— In honor of Sam & Jean frankel Bank one mr. & mrs. mandell l. Berman lois & avern cohn national city Bank the william randolph hearst foundation William Randolph Hearst Educational Endowment mr.† & mrs. heinz c. prechter mr. & mrs. lloyd e. reuss alan & marianne Schwartz & Jean Shapero Van dusen endowment challenge women’s association for the detroit Symphony orchestra Gordon e. young estate $250,000 and more anonymous (2) the anderson fund mr. & mrs. richard a. Brodie maurice t.† & margo cohen robert† & roseann comstock albert & peggy deSalle charitable trust Albert & Peggy deSalle Music Opportunity Fund dte energy foundation Sidney & madeline forbes mrs. John B. ford, Jr.† ruth f. & harold l. Frank Youth Education Endowment Fund rema frankel & Barbara frankel yousif & mara Ghafari Josephine e. Gordon foundation mr. & mrs. herbert J. Graebner mr. & mrs. thomas h. Jeffs II william cody Knicely trust lear corporation mr. & mrs. harry lomason II mellon foundation mr. & mrs. eugene a. miller mr. robert S. miller & w. h. murphy trust mr. & mrs. peters oppermann† mr. & mrs. Bernard I. robertson mr.† & mrs. robert Sosnick Standard federal Bank mr. & mrs. a. alfred taubman $100,000 and more lillian & don Bauder George & Gina Bedrosian mrs. cecilia Benner penny & harold Blumenstein charter one foundation lynn weyerhaeuser & Stanley ray day fund mr. & mrs. robert J. eaton mrs. charles m. endicott Barbara frankel & ronald michalak edward p. frohlich† Gale & Victor Girolami mr. martin r. Goldman Ira J. Jaffe & Brenda Jaffe & Jaffe raitt heuer & weiss mr. & mrs. robert c. larson dr. melvin & Geri† lester marshall field’s Sally & Graham a. orley & Suzanne & Joseph h. orley Joseph h. parsons trust mr. & mrs. drew peslar Stephanie & fred Secrest robert w. Scripps trust dorothy morton Sessions estate hubert† & elsie† watson arthur & trudy weiss $50,000 and more thyssenKrupp Budd company marlies & françois castaing mr. milton dresner henry duluk estate Benson & edith ford fund huntington Bank mr. & mrs. arthur c. liebler mrs. helen mardigian mr. & mrs. robert Stevens miller, Jr. mr. & mrs. l. william moll Stan Seneker mr. & mrs. walter wolpin Shirley young $25,000 and more mr.† & mrs. thomas V. angott, Sr. clarence l. ascher trust George auch company mr. & mrs. ralph w. Babb, Jr. art & Betty Blair Art & Betty Blair Chamber Music Fund mr. & mrs. robert h. Bluestein c & n foundation ms. Gladys l. caldroney† mr. & mrs. marvin I. danto edith h. dempsey mr. & mrs. walter e. douglas ernst & young lauren t. & phillip wm. fisher mr. & mrs.† emory ford, Jr. Beverly franzblau-Baker larry & ann Garberding Guardian Industries corporation mr. & mrs. e. 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Contributors to the Detroit symphony orChestra’s enDowment FunD

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors is pleased to honor and recognize the members of the Musical Legacy Society who have provided for the Orchestra in their estate plans. For more information about making a bequest to the DSO, please call Rick Kelley at (313) 576-5074.
anonymous (12) robert G abgarian † doris l. adler dr. & mrs. william c. albert mr. & mrs. robert a. allesee dr. lourdes V. andaya dr. & mrs. agustin arbulu Sally & donald Baker mr. & mrs. lee Barthel donald & lillian Bauder Bertram Behrens † mr. & mrs. robert a. Benton, Jr. michael & christine Berns robert t. Bomier richard & Gwen Bowlby mrs. J. Brownfain roy & llse calcagno Gladys l. caldroney † dr. & mrs. Victor J. cervenak roberta chapman mary f. christner honorable avern cohn mr.† & mrs. robert comstock dorothy m. craig mr. & mrs. John w. cruikshank ms. leslie c. devereaux mr. & mrs. John diebel Bette J. dyer mr. & mrs. robert G. eidson mrs. charles endicott ms. dorothy l. fisher max m. fisher † mrs. John B. ford, Jr.† dr. Saul & mrs. helen forman Barbara frankel herman frankel rema frankel Jane french dr. & mrs. Byron p. Georgeson mr. & mrs. alfred r. Glancy III mr. & mrs. herbert Graebner donald ray haas mr. david handleman, Sr. eugene l. & donna K. hartwig dr. & mrs. Gerhardt hein nancy B. henk Betty Q. hoard † mr. & mrs. richard n. holloway mr. & mrs. thomas h. Jeffs II drs. anthony & Joyce Kales austin Kanter June Kendall raymond l. Kizer, Jr. ms. Selma Korn & ms. phyllis Korn mr.† & mrs. dimitri Kosacheff mr. & mrs. arthur J. Krolikowski ann c. lawson allan S. leonard lila I. logan lester h. london elizabeth m. lundquist Bonita marshall mr. Glenn maxwell ms. rhoda milgrim John e. & marcia miller Jerald a. & marilyn h. mitchell mr. & mrs. l. william moll mrs. peters oppermann † mr. dale J. pangonis ms. mary w. parker ms. cynthia J. pasky & mr. paul huxley Sophie pearlstein elizabeth pecsenye † helen & wesley pelling esther e. peters mrs. Bernard e. pincus christina pitts carol plummer mr. & mrs. p.t. ponta edith S. Quintana† fair & Steven radom douglas J. rasmussen George a. raymond † rhonda n. reed † mr. & mrs. lloyd e. reuss Barbara Gage rex mrs. marianne reye Katherine d. rines aviva & Jack robinson ruth rothschild dr. margaret ryan Shirley w. Sarver † Stephanie & fred Secrest robert Selik † lee william Slazinski terrence Smith Violet Spitzer † mrs. mark c. Stevens mr. & mrs. walter Stuecken mr. & mrs. alexander c. Suczek mrs. elizabeth J. tamagne margaret d. thurber † caroline† & richard torley mr. edward tusset Barbara a. underwood mrs. harold Van dragt Barbara & mel VanderBrug mrs. richard c. Vandusen mr. & mrs. George c. Vincent hubert† & elsie watson† Keith & christine weber John & Joanne werner mr. & mrs. arthur wilhelm mr. † & mrs. James a. williams treva womble elizabeth work dr. & mrs. clyde wu † deceased

members oF the musiCal leGaCy soCiety

Detroit Symphony Orchestra extends its sincere appreciation to those corporations, foundations and individuals making contributions exceptional in their magnitude. Their gifts, made through the Bridge Fund, Extraordinary Operating Initiative, and Operating Fund Challenge greatly stabilized the organization’s financial situation. We recognize and acknowledge their extra measure of faith and generosity.
CORPORATIONS anr pipeline company allied corporation american express ameritech Bank one corporation Bundy corporation daimlerchrysler corporation fund comerica Incorporated detroit edison foundation douglas & lomason company federal-mogul corporation ford motor company fund fruehauf corporation Gannett communities fund/the detroit news General motors corporation handleman company Kmart corporation masco corporation michcon foundation michigan national Bank perry drug Stores, Inc. textron Inc. unisys corporation FOUNDATIONS helen l. deroy foundation herbert and Grace dow foundation herrick foundation hudson-webber foundation w. K. Kellogg foundation John S. & James l. Knight foundation manoogian foundation mcGregor fund charles Stewart mott foundation Skillman foundation Katherine tuck fund matilda r. wilson fund GOVERNMENT national endowment for the arts State of michigan INDIVIDUALS George & Gina Bedrosian mr. & mrs. paul Borman mr. & mrs. edward cherney mrs. charles t. fisher, Jr.† mrs. John B. ford, Jr.† mr. & mrs. Samuel frankel mr. & mrs. alfred r. Glancy III mr. william t. Gossett mr. & mrs.† david handleman, Sr. mr. & mrs. morton e. harris mr. & mrs. henry clyde Johnson mr. & mrs. richard p. Kughn mrs. roger m. Kyes mrs. Samuel lang mrs. ralph l. polk mr.† & mrs. heinz c. prechter mr. & mrs. alan e. Schwartz mrs. c. theron Van dusen† mr.† & mrs. richard c. Van dusen mr. & mrs. r. Jamison williams mr. theodore o. yntema † deceased

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contrIButorS to the annual fund
The Symphony Orchestra would like to express its deepest gratitude to the members of the Detroit Symphony Society, an association of generous donors whose substantial annual commitment is vital to the success of the Orchestra. We recognize these individuals for their commitment to maintaining the Orchestra’s world-renowned excellence. Recognition is based upon donations made to the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Annual Funds by Feb. 13, 2009. Symphony Society membership begins at the Encore Circle giving level of $1,500. For more information, please call the Development office at (313) 576-5400.

symphony soCiety oF major Donors

PLATINUM BATON $100,000 and more

anonymous mr. & mrs. lee Barthel cecilia Benner mandell l. & madeleine h. Berman foundation mrs. robert c. comstock Julie & peter cummings
mr. & mrs. eugene applebaum penny & harold Blumenstein ms. leslie devereaux

max m. & marjorie S. fisher foundation, Inc. mr.† & mrs. Sam frankel ms. cynthia J. pasky & mr. paul m. huxley the edward & helen mardigian foundation
GOLDEN BATON $50,000 and more

ms. Bonita J. marshall† eugene & Sheila mondry foundation mr. & mrs. James B. nicholson Bernard & eleanor robertson mrs. richard c. Van dusen

mr. & mrs. frederick a. erb herman & Sharon frankel mr. & mrs. Stanley frankel maxine & Stuart frankel
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE $25,000 and more mr. & mrs. ronald horwitz mr. & mrs. richard p Kughn . mr. david lebenbom dr. melvin a. lester linda dresner & ed levy, Jr. richard & Jane manoogian foundation mr. & mrs. eugene a. miller CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE $12,000 and more

ruth & al Glancy mr. leonard Slatkin mr.† & mrs. hubert p watson .

mr. & mrs. John a. Boll, Sr. mr. & mrs. françois castaing mr. & mrs. raymond m. cracchiolo mr. & mrs. phillip fisher Barbara frankel & ronald michalek mr. & mrs. James Grosfeld mr. & mrs. morton e. harris

the polk family mr. George a. raymond† Jack & aviva robinson mr. & mrs. larry Sherman dr. & mrs. clyde wu paul Zlotoff

lillian & don Bauder George & Gina Bedrosian leo† & Betty Blazok mr. & mrs. Jim Bonahoom mr. & mrs. richard a. Brodie mrs. doreen Bull Ilse & roy calcagno lois & avern cohn mrs. michele rambour edgar marianne endicott mr. & mrs. francis a. engelhardt mr. & mrs. david fischer Sidney & madeline forbes mr. & mrs. william m. freeman Byron & dorothy Gerson

mr. & mrs. ralph J. Gerson dr. & mrs. edward e. hagenlocker dr. Gloria heppner mrs. doreen hermelin the Julius and cynthia huebner foundation richard h. & carola huttenlocher faye & austin Kanter mr. & mrs. norman d. Katz and ms. ruth rattner mr. & mrs. robert c. larson mr. & mrs. richard c. mcBrien John e. & marcia miller david r. & Sylvia nelson anne parsons & donald dietz

mr. & mrs. richard G. partrich dr. william f. pickard mrs. Bernard e. pincus mr. & mrs. lloyd e. reuss marjorie & Saul Saulson mr. & mrs. alan e. Schwartz & mrs. Jean Shapero mr. & mrs. donald Simon william h. & patricia m. Smith ann marie uetz arthur & trudy weiss mr. & mrs. r. Jamison williams mrs. paul Zuckerman

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PRINCIPAL’S CIRCLE $6,000 and more
dr. & mrs. roger m. ajluni harriet & Bryce alpern foundation dr. lourdes V. andaya Jeanne Bakale & roger dye dr. & mrs. Brian J. Beck dr. & mrs. rudrick e. Boucher carol a. & Stephen a. Bromberg robert n. & claire p Brown . Ilse & roy calcagno lynne carter, m.d. mr. thomas m. costello Jr. penny and larry deitch Beck demery mr. peter m. dolan mr. & mrs. walter e. douglas eugene & elaine driker Jim & margo farber mr. & mrs. herbert fisher mr. Steven J. fishman dr. Saul & mrs. helen forman
mr. robert armstrong Beck family foundation drs. Jeffrey and Susan Bellefleur Jim & Susan Berdahl dr. and mrs. John Bernick Bruce Beyer & martha Scharchburg mr. Jerrold Bigelman Joseph & Barbra Bloch richard & Gwen Bowlby mr. anthony f. Brinkman mr. terry K. Brown michael & Geraldine Buckles mr. efstratios calagias dr. & mrs. thomas e. carson mr. richard cole dr. John colombo mr. and mrs. Gary l. cowger mr. and mrs. Glenn currin Barbara & paul czamanske deborah & Stephen d’arcy fund Jerry p & maureen t. . d’avanzo ms. Barbara diles Sandra donlon paul & peggy dufault mr. & mrs. Irving dworkin

ms. laura fournier dale & Bruce frankel rema frankel ms. elizabeth frei mr. & mrs. dwight w. Gammons Gale & Victor Girolami Goodman family charitable trust mr. eric J. hespenheide & ms. Judith V. hicks Jean holland dr. deanna & mr. david B. holtzman mr. & mrs. mario f. Iacobelli mr. and mrs. charles r. Janovsky mr. and mrs. richard J. Jessup chacona & arthur l. Johnson mr. George G. Johnson mr. & mrs.† paul h. Johnson mr. & mrs. maxwell Jospey

dr. david a. and mrs. Kathleen Krevsky mr. & mrs. harold Kulish mr. & mrs. drew peslar mariam c. noland & James a. Kelly fund of the community foundation for Southeast michigan mr. and mrs. Bernard S. Kent louise & Gunnar Klarr marguerite & david lentz allan S. leonard mr. and mrs. arthur c. liebler mr. & mrs. harry a. lomason II dr. & mrs. charles lucas his eminence adam maida ralph & eileen mandarino elaine & mervyn manning david & Valerie mccammon mr. & mrs. alonzo mcdonald patricia a. & patrick G. mcKeever
mr. and mrs. richard J. Jessup mr. & mrs. Sterling c. Jones, Jr. mrs. ellen d. Kahn & mr. George m. Zeltzer the honorable damon J. Keith & dr.† rachel Keith martin & cis maisel Kellman mr. and mrs. Bernard S. Kent michael e. Smerza & nancy Keppelman mrs. fran King dimitri† & Suzanne Kosacheff robert c. & margaret a. Kotz mr. & mrs. william e. lacy mrs. willard V. lampe dr. raymond landes & dr. melissa mcBrien-landes drs. Scott and lisa langenburg dr. and mrs. J. timothy love mrs. Ben t. lowell mr. and mrs. robert a. lutz e. david macdonald and nancy macdonald mrs. Sandra macleod alexander & evelyn mcKeen dr. max and marilyn mcKinney mr. roland meulebrouck mr. & mrs.† howard o. emorey mary Sue & paul e. ewing mr. and mrs. daniel J. fairweather mr. & mrs. oscar feldman mr. and mrs. charles t. fisher III mr. & mrs. John B. ford ruth & Gerald freeman dr. and mrs. mark a. frentrup mrs. rosemarie furlong mr. paul Ganson mr. & mrs. william y. Gard mr. & mrs. eugene a. Gargaro, Jr. mrs. helen p Gilbride . drs. conrad and lynda Giles adele & michael m. Glusac dr. & mrs. robert Goldman mr. and mrs. harold Gurewitz alice Berberian haidostian mr. and mrs. harold hanna

dr. & mrs. donald a. meier dr. & mrs. robert G. mobley mr. & mrs. daniel e. moore mr. & mrs. douglas S. mossman Geoffrey S. nathan & margaret e. winters Sean & cathy neall patricia & henry nickol dr. and mrs. Jay noren mrs. Jo elyn nyman mr. and mrs. Joseph orley maestro peter oundjian robert e. l. perkins, d.d.S. mr. and mrs. Bruce d. peterson mrs. helen pippin dave & cherry porter dr. Glenda d. price mr. peter remington norman & dulcie rosenfeld dr. & mrs. alexander ruthven elaine & michael Serling mark & lois Shaevsky
mr. and mrs. Bruce a. miller mr. and mrs. eugene a. miller mr. & mrs. leonard G. miller mr. and mrs. randall miller mr. and mrs. robert and Jill miller mr. & mrs. craig r. morgan ms. a. anne moroun mr. & mrs. James w. morrill mary Jo† & arthur a. nitzsche mr. and mrs. Stanley nycek mr. and mrs. Graham a. orley mr. & mrs. Joseph r. papp mrs. Sophie pearlstein Jack perlmutter dr. & mrs. claus petermann mr. charles l. peters carol & foster redding James a. rousseau mr. and mrs. fredrick G. ruffner, Jr. Jane & curt russell mr. and mrs. robert S. Sachs dr. hershel Sandberg mr. & mrs. fred Secrest mr. Gary Shiffman norma Jean & arthur Shufro erwin S. & majorie h. Simon donna & robert Slatkin mr. & mrs. Stanton Kinnie Smith, Jr. J. Ira and nicki harris family foundation mr. & mrs. robert l. heritier ms. Shelley heron mr. & mrs. herbert hipsher mr. Gordon l. hollander mr. James w. hosmer mr. and mrs. ruppert howard Jean wright & Joseph l. hudson, Jr. fund mr. & mrs. a. e. Igleheart ms. elizabeth J. Ingraham ms. margit Jackson erica e. peresman & david B. Jaffe mr. & mrs. lenard Johnston mr. paul Joliat Jay & Jennifer Jolliffe mr. & mrs. maxwell Jospey ms. martha Katz Irving & diane Keene mr. patrick J. Kerzic and Stephanie Germack Kerzic dr. and mrs. david Kessel

mr. and mrs. richard Sloan mr. and mrs. John f. Smith John J. Solecki mr. richard a. Sonenklar mr. & mrs. neil J. Sosin dr.† & mrs. charles d. Stocking the Stollman foundation mr. & mrs. John Stroh III Stephen & phyllis Strome lorna l. thomas, m.d. david usher mr. robert Vanwalleghem mr. and mrs. Jonathan t. walton ambassador & mrs. ronald n. weiser Janis & william m. wetsman/ the wetsman foundation mr. & mrs. John whitecar mrs. Beryl winkelman mr. John e. young lois h. & milton y. Zussman

ORCHESTRA CIRCLE $3,000 and more
dr. & mrs. a. Bradley eisenbrey dr. & mrs. adel a. el-magrabi James & maria eliason dr. & mrs. edwin ferens dr. & mrs. lionel finkelstein ms. linda forte & mr. tyrone davenport mr. michael foster ambassador and mrs. yousif B. Ghafari Keith & eileen Gifford mrs. helen p Gilbride . mr. allan d. Gilmour mr. and mrs. James a. Green mr. Seymour d. Greenstone mr. Jeffrey Groehn mr. and mrs. david handleman, Sr. lawrence hands and Karen d. Kendrick-hands mary & preston happel randall l. & nancy caine harbour mr. & mrs. Gordon K. harris, Jr. donna & eugene hartwig mr. & mrs. ross haun dr. & mrs. Gerhardt hein ms. nancy henk Ira & Brenda Jaffe dr. & mrs. david l. Bouwman mr. & mrs. Gerald Bright mr. and mrs. richard Burstein fred J. chynchuk Gloria & fred clark mrs. charles f. colman mr. and mrs. Joseph connors mr. thomas w. cook thomas & melissa cragg mr. richard cummings mr. & mrs. John S. dallas marvin & Betty danto & family mr. and mrs. anthony delsener elaine & Gordon didier John & ann† diebel ms. Gail dishell cynthia m. dodd mr. david e. dodge mrs. donald r. dugger mrs. James J. edwards mr. and mrs. timothy eisenbraun Bernard & Barbara Stollman dr. Gerald Stollman richard & renate Soulen mr. and mrs. James p Spica . dr. Gregory e. Stephens david Szymborski and marilyn Sicklesteel mr. & mrs. Joel d. tauber dr. & mrs. l. murray thomas alice & paul tomboulian amanda Van dusen & curtis Blessing ms. Sharon Vasquez and mr. david parkman mr. & mrs. George c. Vincent dr. and mrs. ronald w. wadle, d.o. mr. & mrs. herman w. weinreich mr. & mrs. lawrence weisberg mr.† & mrs. James a. williams ms. nancy S. williams & ms. Sharon Backstrom dr. & mrs. max V. wisgerhof II thomas e. and elizabeth a. wolfe drs. william† & prudentia worth david & Bernadine wu

ENCORE CIRCLE $1,500 and more
mrs. adel amerman mr.† & mrs. thomas V. angott, Sr. dr. agustin & nancy arbulu dr. and mrs. ali-reza r. armin dr. and mrs. Gary S. assarian mr. & mrs. John axe mr. and mrs. charles w. Baisch mr.† & mrs. J. addison Bartush marcia and martin Baum mr. and mrs. Jerome m. Beale mr. & mrs. James V. Bellanca, Jr. mr. & mrs. robert a. Benton dr.† & mrs. John G. Bielawski linda & maurice S. Binkow ross Binnie mr. and mrs. lawrence Bluth mr. & mrs. J. Bora the honorable Susan d. Borman & mr. Stuart michaelson mr. & mrs. thomas S. King mr. and mrs. h. a. Knappenberger mr. robert c. Koos ms. mary l. Kramer mr. and mrs. d. michael Kratchman mr. & mrs. henry m. Kuhlman mr. & mrs. James a. Kurz mr. Julius Kusey mrs. myron laBan mr. James m. landis, Jr. ms. anne t. larin mrs. Stephanie latour mr. and mrs. loren n. lau dr. and mrs. noel S. lawson mr. allen ledyard christine & elmore leonard mr. david Baker lewis dr. & mrs. charles lucas mr. and mrs. walter d. ludwig dr. & mrs. James a. lyddon mrs. alice m. macdermott mrs. linda makris


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mr. & mrs. Joseph r. malloure ms. arlene m. marcy mr. michael d. mcdonnell dr. and mrs. James m. mcmurtry mrs. John n. mcnaughton mr. Juha merikoski mr. & mrs. richard K. miller mr. and mrs. Steven r. miller mr. and mrs. Bernard mindell mr. and mrs. carl mitseff miss frances moceri ms. lucille a. monark mr. & mrs. theodore monolidis mr. & mrs. James f. mooney ms. florence morris cyril moscow mr. and mrs. allan nachman
mrs. nina dodge abrams ms. Susan abrash ms. lynn e. adams mr. terence e. adderley mr. & mrs. martin J. adelman Joshua & Judith adler mr. and mrs. randolph J. agley mr. and mrs. Brian ahern ms. Jane e. aisenbrey alan & diane amendt mr. r. d. anderson and mrs. Katherine J. anderson ms. tracey anderson ms. dolores andrus mrs. Barbara angott mr. and mrs. Gary S. anthony mr. & mrs. robert l. anthony John & carol aubrey mr. and mrs. James G. aubry dr. frank auld dr. and mrs. miles auster Judge edward avadenka ms. pauline averbach & mr. charles peacock mr. and mrs. paul ayres mr. and mrs. Brian Bachynski mr. timothy p Baessler . mr. and mrs. paul Balas helena and richard Balon mr. John h. Barbes dr. & mrs. max Bardenstein ms. Janet c. Barnes mr. and mrs. Benson J. Barr mr. & mrs. richard Bartley mr. melvin l. Batch mr. and mrs. richard Beaubien dr. & mrs. william l. Beauregard ms. miriam Bergman Jule Berman ms. hadas Bernard mr. and mrs. Jeffrey a. Berner mr. richard h. Beuther ms. marlene Bihlmeyer ms. elsie m. Bingham mr. and mrs. theodore a. Bintz mr. and mrs. edward Birrell, Jr. lou & roberta Black mr. randolph Black ms. Katherine Blasier dr. & mrs. duane Block mr. & mrs. G. peter Blom ms. Betty Bolden ms. Jane Bolender mr. robert t. Bomier mr. howard Bond mr. Joseph a. Boner ms. marcia Bonner mr. frank Bonucci ms. nadia Boreiko mr. & mrs. paul Borman ms. linda Borushko mr. andrew Bostrom dr. and mrs. david l. Bouwman don & marilyn Bowerman ann and robert Bradley ms. mary Brand mr. and mrs. Greg J. Brandell mr. and mrs. ernest w. Brandt mr. & mrs. donald Brasie mr. & mrs. david Brassell dr. & mrs. Sander J. Breiner mr. & mrs. alfred d. Bricker mrs. Joyce Briggs mr. and mrs. addison Brown mr.† & mrs. wilber m. Brucker, Jr.

edward & Judith narens mr. and mrs. arthur o’reilly dr. and mrs. dongwhan oh mr. and mrs. constantine p’sachoulias mr. and dr. david K. page mr. and mrs. william r. palmer mrs. margot c. parker mr. & mrs. robert parys dr. & mrs. thomas peeples mr. and mrs. Joseph r. pellegrino noel & patricia peterson dr. and mrs. carlos petrozzi dr. & mrs. terry podolsky marian & harold a. poling fund ronald porter
mr. and mrs. mark r. Buchanan mr.† & mrs. noel a. Buckner mr. & mrs. charles Burke ms. Barbara Burns mr. & mrs. howard B. camden mr. and mrs. ross S. campbell mr. william n. campbell Keith a. carabell mr. and mrs. Steve J. carlson Jean hill carman mr. & mrs. richard h. carr ms. anne J. carrier dr. & mrs. thomas e. carson dr. Susan catto mr. and mrs. robin champness mrs. doreen chandler mr. & mrs. richard chapman ronald & lynda charfoos Keith a. & denise m. cheresko ms. evelyn m. chereson mr. George chulig michael l. cioni reverend ward h. clabuesch mr. & mrs. Jack m. cochran dr. and mrs. eudoro coello dr. and mrs. richard h. cohan ms. Sandra J. collins mr. thomas w. cook mrs. robert e. cooper ms. Jumana cooper ms. nancy cooper mr. william B. corlis mr. and mrs. tonino corsetti mr. & mrs. robert K. costello ms. tess craft mr. patrick r. crane mrs. rosa m. crawford mr. Sean cronin mr. & mrs. alexander cruden ms. elaine curvin mr. and mrs. donald m. cutler ms. Beatrice d’ambrosio mr. melvin r. d’amico mr. and mrs. James h. danto mr. & mrs. charles w. dare ms. Barbara a. david ms. emma dawkins ms. Sheilah de Kroub mrs. June dean lillian and walter ms. dana debel mr. & mrs. John a. defever dr. and mrs. anthony deluca mr. edward a. diedo mr. and mrs. Jim donahey mr. christopher J. doozan mr. and mrs. John dreifus mr. and mrs. Joseph r. dudley mr. and mrs. micheal earl mr. & mrs. henry eckfeld mr. Steven e. eder dr. & mrs. B. eisenstein mr. Keith elder mr. and mrs. lawrence ellenbogen mr. and mrs. william a. elliott mrs. Kathryn ellis maury and Jan elvekrog mr. fred elwood mr. and mrs. Knut erichsen ms. June everett mr. and mrs. lowell everson Stephen ewing mr. david falvey mrs. elizabeth m. farhat mrs. ruby fassold John & margaret faulkner

ms. wendy williams powers and mr. william powers ward randol, Jr. drs. y. ravindranath & Kanta Bhambhani dr. claude & ms. Sandra reitelman Barbara Gage rex mr. & mrs. richard d. rohr mrs. ann rosenthal mr. & mrs. George roumell dr. earl J. rudner and ms. Bonnie Brenner pam & Jim ruthven dr. & mrs. william Salot ms. Joanne Burns & mr. lawrence Shoffner mr. merton J. & Beverly Segal John & mari Senko

mr. Stephan Sharf dr. & mrs. marvin Siegel loretta Skewes mr. & mrs. Stanton Kinnie Smith, Jr. dr. Judy m. & mr. John n. Sobczak Shirley r. Stancato mr. clinton f. Stimpson, Jr. ms. mardell B. Stricklen polly tan mrs. peggy J. terry ellen and peter thurber carol and larry tibbitts michael J. tomkins Barbara & Stuart trager dr. & mrs. dimitry m. turin in honor of erika V. turin mr. & mrs.† michael r. tyson
the honorable denise page hood mrs. harriett h. hull mrs. dolores humes elanah nachman hunger & rick hunger mrs. and mr. Sandra hyman ms. Joan Irish Jo & carol Isaascon mr. and mrs. ronald J. Jachim mr. and mrs. lawrence Jackier mr. charles w. Jackson mr. harvey B. Jackson dr. and mrs. Joseph Jacobson mr. and mrs. richard e. Jacques ms. rebecca S. Jahn ms. Sandra Janusis ms. elizabeth Jarvis mr. david Jensen mr. einar c. Jensen John w. Kunz mr. lavoid Johnson mrs. ollie Johnson robert & Sandra Johnson arthur d. & heather m. Jones mrs. nancy a. Jones mrs. Sybil Jones ms. rita l. Jordan mr. and mrs. George a. Kalligeros mr. david Karlene dr. and mrs. James J. Karo mr. herbert Kaufman mrs. doris Keith waddell mr. and mrs. richard Kelley June K. Kendall dr. and mrs. donald Ketai ms. fran B. Kettler mr. & mrs. Gerd h. Keuffel mrs. madeline B. Kiefer mr. warren Kifferstein ms. lori Killingbeck ms. Ida King ms. mary Beth Kitzmiller mr. and mrs. harvey Kleiman Beverly & thomas n. Klimko mr. and mrs. Justin G. Klimko ms. lisa c. Knapp mr. and mrs. ludvik f. Koci rayna & natalio Kogan ms. nancy Komenaga dr. & mrs. harry n. Kotsis reverend ralph e. Kowalski mr. and mrs. robert S. Kozar mr. and mrs. william Kroger, Jr. ms. dorothy a. Kurrie mrs. myron laBan dr. & mrs. Gerald laker ms. carole lally mr. and mrs. harold lamkin mr. and mrs. lawrence lash mr. John K. lawrence Kathleen & duncan lawrence ann c. lawson dr. and mrs. alfredo lazo mr. robert lane and ms. lexa l. leatherdale ms. Barbara leeper eugene & Suzanne leich max lepler & rex l. dotson Senator and mrs. carl levin mr. and mrs. yale levin dr. and mrs. Stanley h. levy mr. david Baker lewis mr. and mrs. John lightner Judith a. lindsay

mr. & mrs. charles B. Van dusen lisa m. Varnier mrs. harry f. Vellmure marilyn and Steven I. Victor mr. & mrs. william waak ms. patricia walker ms. margaret watkins mrs. lawrence m. weiner maestro and mrs. thomas wilkins rissa & Sheldon winkelman mr. and mrs. John a. wise mrs. marion wyatt walt & donna young frank & ruth Zinn

MEMBER $400 and more
william e. fennel mr. and mrs. Bruce J. ferguson mr. and mrs. michael a. ferkany Vincent & hortense fields ms. Judith fietz ms. Sharon t. finch mr. nolan w. finley dolores & Jim fisher ms. Shirley m. flanagan ms. Betty J. floyd ms. Jane forbes Sally freels mrs. donald friedrichs ms. carol a. friend mrs. lela fuester ms. Kathryn fuller mr. michael Gafford richard & Julie Ganfield mr. & mrs. richard a. Garrett mr. Kareem George mr. and mrs. robert George mark Germaine & patricia Jochim mr. and mrs. dennis Gershenson ms. catherine Giebel mr. and mrs. James Giftos mr. donald J. Gillard Joseph & lois Gilmore william n. and carole l. Gilmore mr. and mrs. thomas J. Glynn mr. and mrs. maurice c. Godwin drs. Beth Goldman and david anderson Irving & doris Goldman fund dr. allen Goodman & ms. Janet hankin dr. and mrs. paul Goodman mr. and mrs. robert Goren ms. patricia Gotham ms. Keiko Goto mr. howard J. Gourwitz ms. dianna l. Grady mr. & mrs. hadar Granader mr. and mrs. d. Stewart Green eugene & anne Greenstein mrs. Sarah a. Grierson mrs. franz Grimminger mrs. elizabeth J. Gruntman mr. & mrs. david Gugala ms. Janet Gumenick donald & Jeannine Gundle mr. and mrs. ronald Gunther mr. and mrs. darrell hancock mr. and mrs. wilbur w. hansen mr. & mrs. merle harris mrs. ruth B. harris mr. lee V. hart & mr. charles l. dunlap ms. Joann hatton mr. & mrs. demar w. helzer mr. and mrs. Jay a. herbst mrs. nancy herrick mr. and mrs. mark r. high mr. & mrs. Bruce hill mrs. Kathleen B. hillegas mrs. franklin d. hilzinger mr. and mrs. raymond hochradel mr. edward n. hodges III, J.d. mr. & mrs. william d. hodgman dr. and mrs. James d. hoeschele mrs. evelyn hoksch mr. robert holland Jack & anne hommes ms. Beverly lochard mr. & mrs. philip lockhart mr. and mrs. edmund l. london ms. mary l. lorencz mr. alphonse lucarelli mandy & Joe lunghamer mr. and mrs. charles and Shirley ann lusby mrs. robert e. mack ms. emma maclin mr. and mrs. william macphee ms. colleen madigan and mr. John Green mrs. ann e. madsen ms. Virginia mahle dr. margaret makulski mr. & mrs. Joseph r. malloure dr. and mrs. robert malone mr. and mrs. charles w. manke, Jr. mr. & mrs. douglas l. mann mr. and mrs. lionel margolick ms. florine mark mr. and mrs. James marpe Jeanne and Bob marshall mr. arthur matsumura dr. robert matthews ms. claire mautner mrs. mary a. mazur mr. Stephen a. mazurak ms. Kristen mcBride mrs. Katherine mccullough mary c. mcevitt mr. and mrs. J. e. mcGlincy mr. david B. mclean, Sr. colonel and mrs. hugh S. mcleod III mrs. Susanne mcmillan mr. and mrs. James mcneal ms. marion c. melody ms. evelyn micheletti dr. & mrs. h. c. mighion mr. Steve mihalik mr. and mrs. paul e. milgrim mr. edwin l. miller ms. lillie V. ming mr. alfred mirabitur mr. and mrs. marvin molasky dr. Susan B. molina mrs. lili c. monell mrs. onnalee monson ms. Sascha montross ms. magi mooney carolyn & J. michael moore ms. pamela w. moore mrs. mildred moss mr. John mouw mr. John moye mr. herman mozer mrs. hedi G. mulford K. comer mulgueen mrs. mary mulhern mr. John c. murphy dean and Kathy musgrave ms. Joan nagrant mr. and mrs. milford nemer mr. and mrs. George nicholson Jim & mary Beth nicholson mr. and mrs. peter a. nickles mr. and mrs. Kenneth r. noble mrs. phyllis d. nolan mr. & mrs. henry r. nolte, Jr. mr. & mrs. richard l. norling mrs. evelyn noveck mr. & mrs. John o’leary mr. and mrs. robert orley

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mr. Barry osterbur and mrs. elaine d. osterbur mr. and mrs. michael f. ottaway mr. Stanford r. ovshinsky dr. and mrs. James r. ozinga mr. & mrs. donald a. pais mr. edward palm ms. marla e. parker mr. Sidney parker mr. angelo patti In memory of anton patti, Jr. dSo Violist 1946-1982 ms. christine S. peck Kenneth & doris pedersen mr. & mrs. wesley r. pelling mrs. mary a. perna mr. Gregory peterson and ms. mary peterson mr. Kurt peterson mr. & mrs. mark h. peterson ward & margaret peterson mr. and mrs. James pidgeon mrs. ann piken mr. david pincus mr. and mrs. robert f. pincus mr. and mrs. d. david pippel mrs. thomas piskorowski mr. and mrs. Karl a. pituch mr. and mrs. Bruce polozker patricia & eric poppe mr.† & mrs. david w. porter mr. and mrs. howard J. pridmore mr. and mrs. hans prinsen mr. and mrs. michael prysak

drs. renato G. and daisy ramos margaret rashid hope & larry raymond John and arlene redfield mrs. denise p redmond . mr. michael redmond mr. randolph regal louise & Karl reibel mr. & mrs. william J. reilly donald & patricia rennie mrs. wayne richards michael & Stephenie riley dr. & mrs. George ritter Jan & paul robertson, Jr. mr. peter J. roddy ms. elizabeth m. rogers mr. & mrs. leslie rose ms. rhoda rosenthal mr. and mrs. robert B. rosowski mr. & mrs. Gerald f. ross Gail & Gary ruby mr. arthur l. runyon mr. and mrs. william Sachs mr. charles Sajewski mr. denny Sandberg and mrs. nancy J. Sandberg mr. and mrs. peter Sandretto drs. edward and Virginia Sayles mr. and mrs. robert V. Schechter mark & carrie Scher ms. linda Scherdt ms. yvonne Schilla

ms. Greg Schimizzi mr. and mrs. anthony Schmitt mr. John c. Schmuhl dr. and mrs. david Schneider mr. and mrs. mark Schwartz ms. Sandra Seim mrs. lillian Shaye ms. nedda Shayota ms. moira a. Sheehan ms. wei Shen mr. and mrs. william c. Shenefelt mr. and mrs. Sterling Shephard mr. and mrs. James h. Sherman dr. douglas and Julie Shiffman mrs. arlene Shy faye and richard Sidder mr. and mrs. robert Siewert mr. and mrs. ted J. Simon Bruce h. and edwina m. Simpson mr. John Sirhal ms. Sue ellen Small mrs. Karna m. Smith mr. lawrence r. Smith mr. and mrs. leonard w. Smith mr. ronald J. Smith mr. and mrs. John S. Snyder mr. phil Snyder dr. and mrs. robert Sokol dr. and mrs. alan w. Solway mr. and mrs. harvey l. Solway James and rebecca Spearot dr. & mrs. henry h. Sprague

mr. and mrs. Gabriel Stahl mr. and mrs. Jay Stark mr. frank d. Stella mr. and mrs. John Stellman ms. Katherine Stephenson ms. Isabel Stockwell mrs. nancy l. Stoner mrs. e. ray Stricker James and cristina Sunstrum david and danielle Susser ms. arlene tarbet mrs. Burt e. taylor mr. and mrs. donald c. templin ms. elena theut eloise f. tholen ms. doris tong mr. william n. tripp ms. Brenda trotter mrs. Joyce tucker mr. l. w. tucker mr. John urban ms. theresa uzenski mr. & mrs. John Vanbrandeghen william & Jan Vandenburg mr. & mrs. melvin VanderBrug dennis and Jennifer Varian dr. nilda Villalba mrs. rebecca a. Viola mr. & mrs. wil Viviano mrs. Irene walt ms. carol ward mrs. ann warren mr. and mrs. william l. warren mr. Joseph washington Gary l. wasserman

alan & Jean weamer ms. Beverly weidendorf ms. Janet B. weir ms. marilynn weiss mr. and mrs. martin e. welch mrs. Glenda S. welz dr. marie-ange weng ms. Jean m. wersching ms. carolyn white dr. John h. white Iris and fred whitehouse mrs. Barbara widener dr. and mrs. christopher d. wilhelm ms. cynthia l. wilhelm mr. lawrence d. williams mark & patricia willmarth trudi & henry wineman II mrs. Sidney J. winer ms. margaret w. winkelman dr. and mrs. lawrence wise mr. and mrs. Gregory wittrock ms. Barbara wojtas mr. and mrs. Jonathan wolman mrs. cathy c wood mr. and mrs. Ken york ms. christie young ms. Gail Zabowski mr. and mrs. larry r. Zangerle mr. and mrs. anthony Zeringue mr. and mrs. richard d. Zimmerman Ingrid I. Zitzewitz

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra acknowledges and honors the following foundations and organizations for their contributions to support the Orchestra’s performances, education programming and other annual operations of the organization. This list also includes the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra who contributed over $1,710,000.00 in the 2007-08 season.
PROVIDER $200,000 and More community foundation for Southeast michigan musicians of the detroit Symphony orchestra the Volunteer council of the detroit Symphony orchestra max m. & marjorie S. fisher foundation, Inc. ford foundation hudson-webber foundation BENEFACTOR $10,000 and More mcGregor fund the andrew w. mellon foundation national endowment for the arts State of michigan UNDERWRITER $100,000 and More deroy testamentary foundation John S. and James l. Knight foundation the Kresge foundation the mandell l. and madeleine h. Berman foundation Surdna foundation, Inc. matilda r. wilson fund GUARANTOR $50,000 and More aceS, association of civic ensembles harold and penny B. Blumenstein foundation corporation erb foundation eugene applebaum family foundation elizabeth, allan & warren Shelden fund
the loraine & melinese reuter foundation the melvyn maxwell and Sara Smith foundation olson Kulka foundation meyer and anna prentis family foundation Sigmund & Sophie rohlik foundation louis & nellie Sieg foundation Samuel l. westerman foundation

support From FounDations anD orGaniZations

multi-arts production fund Sage foundation

PATRON $2,500 and More

the max and Victoria dreyfus foundation eleanor and edsel ford fund henry ford II fund ann & Gordon Getty foundation alice Kales hartwick foundation the Julius and cynthia huebner foundation chaim, fanny, louis, Benjamin and anne florence Kaufman memorial trust myron p leven foundation . oliver dewey marcks foundation the Skillman foundation mary thompson foundation

PARTNER $5,000 and More
the ayco charitable foundation Beck family foundation Benson and edith ford fund Gatewood foundation, Inc. harvey m. rice foundation James & lynelle holden fund the Johnson foundation the e. nakamichi foundation herbert & elsa ponting foundation

Joseph e. Beauchamp charitable trust J. Ira and nicki harris family foundation clarence & Jack himmel foundation hp foundation l&h foundation mcKeen foundation young woman’s home association

SPONSOR $1,000 and More
Brodsky family charitable foundation charles m. Bauervic foundation combined federal campaign frank & Gertrude dunlap foundation Japan Business Society of detroit foundation

FRIEND $500 and More

fisher Insley foundation the James and lucy mcneal charitable foundation marion and robert wyatt foundation

The DSO acknowledges the following corporations and individuals that have generously provided in-kind gifts to the organization.
accuform mr. & mrs. eric p adams . Judy & randy agley air france allied-eagle Supply company mrs. adel amerman Janet & norm ankers Shanny & Bill apodaca Vicki & richard Baks mr. & mrs. lee Barthel BBJ linen Between the lines mr. S. elie Boudt Gwen & richard Bowlby Betty & Bill Brooks capital waste, Inc. Joseph caughman Gloria & fred clark dr. & mrs. william cosgrove mr. & mrs. Gary l. cowger Joe crachiola, photographer ted “Ski” cross, pmp dedria & alexander cruden dr. & mrs. anthony deluca detroit athletic club display Group olga f. dworkin Judith ehrmann dr. & mrs. myron r. emerick epoch restaurant Group fresh farms market mr. & mrs. ralph J. Gerson Gibbs world wide wine paul Ganson ed Gaston patricia & James Giftos anthony & christine Giorgio Golden acoustics Golden harvest restaurant Google hammell music, Inc. mr. & mrs. John r. hayes michael farrell & marc herrick hour detroit Story & william John dr. Julie henry & chuck Kaess Judy & Buddy Kaufman lenora Kaufman mr. James Kokas carole lamantia linda & dr. larry lloyd mr. patrick w. lynch lynch’s, Inc. macy’s marshall music co. mcKensey & company the metro times lois & Gene miller lynn & randall miller Joann & tony mitchell neiman marcus mr. & mrs. James B. nicholson art nietzche northwest airlines, Inc. oakland university anne parsons & donald dietz debra & richard partrich paul m. huxley & cynthia J. pasky mr. & mrs. fred perenic mrs. Bernard e. pincus charles pugh pVS chemicals, Inc. redIco the ritz-carlton the remington Group mr. & mrs. arthur rooks april wagner & Jason ruff Jeanne & alexander ruthven ms. darlene Sankovic dominick & cindy Schiano ms. Karla J. Sherry mr. leonard Slatkin Steven rybicki - Infinity yacht charters Special events party rentals Staples Starbucks coffee Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc. tapper’s diamonds & fine Jewelry tribute richard J. Bowers, Jr. & daniel J. treder Village food market Gary wasserman Volunteer council of detroit Symphony orchestra westborn market Geroge williams Interiors ltd. dr. & mrs. clyde wu Zaccaro’s market

in-kinD support


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detroIt Symphony corporate contrIButorS
$100,000 and More

PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Official IT Support Consultant to the DSO
molex automotive/cardell corporation moroun nursing home neumann/Smith & associates nGK Spark plugs (uSa), Inc. novara, tesija & mcGuire, pllc nth consultants, ltd. peoples trust credit union post Smythe lutz & Ziel, cpa’s pro musica of detroit, Inc. robert S. rollinger, pc rose pest Solutions S.l.c. meter Service, Inc. Safety technology International, Inc. Sagres partners SKf automotive division Sloan flushmate (a division of Sloan Valve company) Sovereign Sales, llc Spartan distributors, Inc. Spiratex company teal electric towers perrin Verndale products, Inc. Vicki’s food, Inc. Sarah and erv wolk fredrick & Kathy yaffe

$50,000 and More

$1,000 and More

Buick delta airlines Guardian Industries national city Bank
$20,000 and More compuware corporation detroit area honda dealers association Gmac r.l. polk & co. Somerset collection $10,000 and More arvinmeritor at&t real yellow pages campbell-ewald fidelity charitable Gift fund foley & lardner llp northern trust Bank pricewaterhousecoopers llp warner norcross & Judd, llp wolverine packing company $5,000 and More
acceledyne technologies limited the amerisure companies ash Stevens Inc. BaSf corporation Butzel long contractors Steel corporation denso International america, Inc. the four octave club of detroit Gilmour fund Grant thornton llp Greektown casino hour media, llc KpmG llp mGm Grand detroit casino nudell architects the Sally a. and Graham a. orley foundation Suburban collection weyerhaeuser company foundation yazaki north america, Inc.

harold & Barbara Berry Bloomfield hills country club Borg warner automotive, Inc. Brown campbell company Burton-Share, Inc. carco, Inc. clark hill p .l.c. cn darling Bolt company delta dental plan of michigan design Systems, Inc. detroit athletic club detroit Stage employees local #38 dumouchelles eschaton llc michael & Karen egren/foamade Industries, Inc. General dynamics land Systems Germano management Ghafari associates hare express, Inc. huron family practice center, p .c. Illuminating concepts, Inc. Jay a. fishman, ltd. manulife financial Jpra architects lakeside ophthalmology center, robert mobley, m.d. al long ford, Inc. robert l. Ziegelman madison electric co. mansell associates, Inc. meadowbrook Insurance Group mercer michael J. dul & associates michigan first credit union michigan food & Beverage association miller, canfield, paddock & Stone oakland university pharmacy employment Services Inc. plante & moran, llp p .G. Industries .p radar Industries, Inc. rotor electric company royal oak Industries, Incorporated Schostak Brothers & company, Inc. Schwab fund for charitable Giving

Shinsho american corporation Solomon friedman advertising Spectrum automation company taubman company the technicom Group u.a.w. region 1-a cap urban Science applications, Inc. Versacom Incorporated Vesco oil corporation/don & marjory epstein welker Bearing company Zachary & associates, Inc. $500 and More
anonymous aan financial Services Group active aero Group/martin r. Goldman aerial enterprises albert Kahn associates, Inc. Blackbaud Border city tool & manufacturing company center line electric, Inc. centerline Veterinary hospital combe consultants detroit legal news f.B. wright company federal collateral Society fred lavery company Great lakes Gas transmission harmonie park press heidtman Steel products, Inc. hudson & muma, Inc. Idc Itochu International, Inc. John w. Kunz Kawasaki robotics (uSa), Inc. Kramar Jewelry, Inc. lau & lau associates, llc locomotive engineers & conductors mutual protective assoc. long Insurance Services m. Jacob & Sons maddin hauser wartell manheims metro detroit auto auction mansell associates, Inc. Seymour-Gill financial/ massmutual companies means Industries, Inc. merlyn contractors, Inc. michael fabricating, Inc. michelin automotive Industry michigan office design, Inc. minkin family foundation

$300 and More

adult learning Institute tivadar Balogh architect Blue care network Bieri company Burke Building centers caucus club coffee express company dwyer & Sons Volvo Subaru east detroit ophthalmology, p .c. franklin templeton Investments Services, llc mr. J. martin Gillespie Vincent Spica III Itw hosco Jeford Industries, Inc. nemo’s restaurant north Star partners a.h. peters funeral home petoskey plastics Inc. Ben pivnick plywood & Veneer co. plastomer corporation plumbers Service, Inc. real estate one, Inc. Janet Sossi-Belcoure/roma cafe Inc. rosedale products, Inc. Stageline mobile Stage, Inc. tompkins products, Inc. taylor community credit union word of faith christian center
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upcomInG eVentS
Sunday monday tueSday wedneSday thurSday frIday Saturday

oh ochestra hall mB music Box ah allesee hall



8 Bank of America 9 Paradise Jazz Series
Dianne Reeves 8 p.m. oh



Reeves The James Tatum Foundation for the Arts 22nd annual Jazz and classical music Gala Benefit concert 5:30 p.m. oh




15 DTE EnergyPops Series DTE EnergyPops Series DTE EnergyPops Series 16 Foundation 17 Foundation 18 Foundation
Michael Cavanaugh in Concert Steven reineke, conductor michael cavanaugh, piano and vocals 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. oh Michael Cavanaugh in Concert 8:30 p.m. oh Michael Cavanaugh in Concert 8:30 p.m. oh

Cavanaugh DTE Energy Foundation Pops Series Michael Cavanaugh in Concert 3 p.m. oh




22 DSO Classical Series23 DSO Classical Series24 DSO Classical Series25 Slatkin & Mahler Slatkin & Mahler Slatkin & Mahler
leonard Slatkin, conductor 8 p.m. oh 10:45 a.m. oh 8:30 p.m. oh





29 dSo classical Series 30 All Beethoven
Jerzy Semkow, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano 8 p.m. oh

37th Biennial Conference of Association of Major Symphony Volunteers(amSoV) dinner, 6 p.m. mB mB DSO Classical Series All Beethoven 8 p.m. oh

1 37th Biennial AMSOV 2 Conference of
luncheon and tour 11:30 a.m. mB mB DSO Classical Series All Beethoven 8:30 p.m. oh oh

Biss DSO Classical Series All Beethoven 3 p.m. oh




6 Bank of America 7 Promusica Concert 8 Special Event Paradise Jazz Series Featuring Barbara Cook
Mingus Dynasty Band Jennifer Frautschi & 8 p.m. oh Johnn Blacklow 8:30 p.m. mB mB


with the DSO lee musiker, conductor 8:30 p.m. oh

Mingus Dynasty Band




13 DTE EnergyPops Series DTE EnergyPops Series Brazeal Dennard 16 14 Foundation 15 Chorale Spring Concert Foundation
Star Trek Meets Star Trek Meets Star Wars Star Wars erich Kunzel, conductor 8:30 p.m. oh 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. oh 6 p.m. mB DTE Energy Foundation Pops Series Star Trek Meets Star Wars 8:30 p.m. oh

for tickets call (313) 576-5111
DTE Energy Foundation Pops Series Star Trek Meets Star Wars 3 p.m. oh




20 DSO Classical Series21 DSO Classical Series22 DSO Classical Series23 A Musical A Musical A Musical
Collaboration hans Graf, conductor Jaime laredo, violin Sharon robinson, cello 8 p.m. oh Collaboration 10:45 a.m. oh Collaboration 8:30 p.m. oh






28 DSO Classical Series29 DSO Classical Series30 Beethoven & Beethoven &
Tchaikovsky hans Graf, conductor orion weiss, piano oh 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Tchaikovsky 8:30 p.m. oh

Weiss DSO Classical Series Beethoven & Tchaikovsky 3 p.m. oh




3 DSO Classical Series 4 DSO Classical Series 5 DSO Classical Series 6 Season Finale Season Finale Season Finale
peter oundjian, conductor measha Brueggergosman, soprano 8 p.m. oh 8 p.m. oh 8:30 p.m. oh June 10: DSO Lansing Concert June 13: DSO Spring Fundraiser



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