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50th Anniversary Celebration 61 OCTOBER 30, 2009
Degas Quartet
Emanuel Ax, piano Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Stephanie Ezerman, violin
30 OCTOBER 29 & 31, 2009
Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Maureen Michels, viola
Alexander Ezerman, cello
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Kelly Burke, clarinet
Fouad Fakhouri, conductor

34 JANUARY 21 & 23, 2010


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63 JANUARY 22, 2010
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Nick Kendall, violin
Zachary DePue, violin
Zach DePue, violin
Nicholas Kendall, violin
John Fadial, violin
Ranaan Meyer, bass
Scott Rawls, viola
38 FEBRUARY 18, 19 & 20, 2010
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Beth Vanderborgh, cello
Special Chamber Concert Ranaan Meyer, bass

44
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67 MARCH 26, 2010
Inara Zandmane, piano
French Fare with Vincent van Gelder, piano
Stars of Tomorrow Debra Pivetta, flute,
Julian Schwarz, cello Kelly Burke, clarinet
Stefani Collins, violin Wiley Sykes, percussion

48 MAY 20 & 22, 2010


Italian Masterpieces
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Stefani Collins, violin
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
Jennifer Check, soprano Julian Schwarz, cello
Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo John Spuller, bass
Rene Barbera, tenor
Leonard Rowe, bass-baritone
Choral Society of Greensboro 69 MAY 21, 2010
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Andrew Emmett, violin
CAROLINA POPS Noah Hock, viola
P PRESENTED BY OUR STATE MAGAZINE Beth Vanderborgh, cello

73 NOVEMBER 21, 2009


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Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
John Fadial, violin
Featuring Jim Curry Noah Hock, viola
Conducted by Bruce Kiesling Beth Vanderborgh, cello

75 DECEMBER 31, 2009


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77 FEBRUARY 12, 2010


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GSO RESOURCES, PROGRAMS, AND CONTRIBUTORS

Advertiser Index 87 Music Director 15


Board of Directors 11 Orchestra Personnel 23
Chairman of the Board 11 Preludes 59
Corporate Contributors 50 President & CEO 13
Contributors 51 Principal Guest Conductor 19
Endowment Fund 54 Concertmaster 21
GSO Guild 56 Restaurant Specials 86
Music at Midday Series 59 Youth Orchestra 59

ARTISTIC STAFF
Dmitry Sitkovetsky............................... Music Director
Fouad Fakhouri ....................................... Principal Guest Conductor
Karen Collins........................................... Youth Philharmonic Conductor
Eve Hubbard............................................ Youth Strings Conductor
Stephanie Ezerman............................... Allegro Strings Conductor
Linda Cykert ............................................ Flute Choir Conductor

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chairman Dennis Stearns Dear Symphony Supporter,
Chairman-Elect Robert Harris WOW! It is so exciting to be able to
Past Chair & Vice Chair Management Committee Bob Braswell celebrate the Greensboro Symphony
Vice Chair-Development Ken Tutterow Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary. The
Vice Chair-Legal Robert Klepfer Symphony has always offered a
Vice Chair-Community Relations Howard Chubbs wonderful musical experience to the area.
Vice Chair-Artistic Advisory Sam LeBauer The quality of music as well as the overall
Vice Chair-Marketing Susan Schwartz contribution to the economic well being
Chair of GSO Endowment Fund Trustees Ann Kroupa of the community continues to grow.
Secretary Joretta Klepfer
This 50th Anniversary Season will bring
Treasurer Philippe Dorier
the beauty, variety and talent to the Triad
Asst. Treasurer Jessica B. Good
Guild President Connie Saul
to make us want to sing, dance, clap or
Dennis is a former just escape from the ordinary and restore
Guild President-Elect Mary Klappa Pan-American chess champion
**President & CEO Lisa Crawford your musical soul.
**Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky The longer I am fortunate to be involved with the Symphony, the more
I am impressed with the objectives, activities and accomplishments of this
fine organization. It offers more than the fantastic Masterworks, POPS and
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chamber concerts we enjoy during the Season. Many are not aware of how
Margaret Arbuckle Joe LeBauer the Symphony brings enjoyment, involvement and growth to the very young,
Jason Bodford Samuel LeBauer
Bob Braswell Gary Liebel the school-aged children, the homebound AND special groups. You can play
Myrna Carlock Bernie Mann a meaningful role in continuing and expanding these meaningful programs.
Vanessa Carroll Kathy Manning To continue these meaningful programs, your involvement is necessary,
Howard Chubbs Gail McGroaty
welcomed and appreciated. I guarantee your satisfaction from participation
Jeff Chowning Tricia Merrell
Bonnie Cordes Tam Milton will be “priceless.”
Darren Cossaart Carole Moore
Lisa Crawford** Gary Nixon How can you participate?
Bert Davis, Jr. Amelia Parker
• Invite others to attend a Concert and profit from the
Philippe Dorier David F. Parker
Debbie Faircloth* James Pegram many benefits that beautiful live music, performed by
Bill Fraser Lillian Rauch top musicians, offers.
Jessica Good Bob Rhodes
Peggy Hamilton Garson Rice
Robert Harris Ed Riley***
• Join or volunteer to help the Greensboro Symphony Guild. The
Joe Hughes Connie Saul* Guild has been a vital part of our ability to continue to offer world
Cristina Jacome Susan Schwartz class musical experiences to you despite very challenging economic
DK Jeong Dmitry Sitkovetsky** times.
Linda Jones Anne K. Smith
Orton Jones Dennis Stearns
Ches Kennedy Janet Stenersen • Contribute to our endowment and become a member of our
Mary Klappa* John O.H. Toledano Heritage Society. Many of our patrons have contributed during
Bob Klepfer, Jr Kenneth Tutterow their life and also provided for future generations by leaving the
Joretta Klepfer Suzy Walker*
Andrea Knupp* Gongshu Zhang Greensboro Symphony Endowment a meaningful amount through
Ann Kroupa their estate plan.

PAST PRESIDENTS You can play an important role in continuing and expanding these programs.
Miles H. Wolff 1959-67 Lewis R. Ritchie 1989-91 Your involvement is necessary, welcomed and appreciated. It’s simple,
Douglas M. Orr 1967-72 Robert E. Lavietes 1991-93
call Lisa Crawford at 336-335-5456 ext. 222 for more information.
L.L. Weltner 1972-74 Robert O. Klepfer, Jr. 1993-95
Charles L. Weill 1974-75 David F. Parker 1995-97
THANK YOU.
Miles H. Wolff 1975-76 Joyce Kiser 1997-98
Samuel G. Wilson 1976-80 John O.H. Toledano 1998-00 Sincerely,
Joy Morrison 1980-83 David Routh 2000-02
Bernard Mann 1983-85 Ann E. Kroupa 2002-04
Albert S. Lineberry, Sr. 1985-87 Carole Lineberry-Moore 2004-06
Anne Daniel 1987-89 Robert Braswell 2006-08
Dennis G. Stearns
Orchestra Representative Ed Riley Chairman of the Board
Endowment Chairman Emeritus Caroline Lee
*** Orchestra Representative ** Ex-Officio * Guild Appointment

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REVENUE Dear GSO Friend,


BREAKDOWN It is an honor to be associated
with the Greensboro Symphony
Please donate to the Greensboro Orchestra and assist in celebrating
Symphony Orchestra! Did you know that its 50th Anniversary. Our longevity
ticket sales only account for 26 percent of our
revenue? Your contribution is an investment
would not be possible without
in the Orchestra as well as in the artistic life the support of our patrons,

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of the community. Our sincere appreciation which include subscribers,
is extended to those who recognize the enrich- donors, corporate sponsors, the
ing qualities of the Greensboro Symphony North Carolina and United Arts
Orchestra and pledge their gifts of support.
For more information, contact Lisa Crawford
Councils, local foundations, the
at 335-5456 x 222. GSO Endowment, the National
Endowment of the Arts, and the
incredible Greensboro Symphony
Guild of more than 400 members. We want to thank each of you for your
1% Interest continued support of the Symphony’s work.
2% Tuition We have another exciting season for you provided by the outstanding
musicians of the Greensboro Symphony and by our gifted conductor, Dmitry
4% Guild Sitkovetsky. Maestro Sitkovetsky has created a powerful season showcasing
the symphonies of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and Haydn, highlighted
6% Arts Council
by our superb guest artists for this special season, Emanuel Ax, Time for Three
and Bella Davidovich. We will be showcasing two rising stars, Julian Schwarz
6% Contracts and Stefani Collins and our season ends with Rossini’s Stabat Mater, featuring
the Choral Society of Greensboro and four very special vocalists. This is a
blockbuster season you will not want to miss.
7% Endowment
We welcome our new Principal Guest Conductor, Fouad Fakhouri. Please join
us in October when he conducts the orchestra and Maestro Sitkovetsky picks
up his violin to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. We are fortunate and
pleased to announce Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s contract as the GSO Music Director
9% Grants
has been renewed, keeping him in our community until 2012.
The Symphony is proud to serve our surrounding communities by performing
education concerts in Asheboro, Burlington and Reidsville. Our Education
Concerts will reach more than 50,000 students. The Youth Orchestra programs
continue to thrive and in April 2010, the most advanced group will travel to
Germany and Austria and perform two concerts in Salzburg and Vienna.
17% The GSO continues to expand its programming and this season we offer a
Individual variety of concerts: A Tribute to John Denver, a night of Latin Salsa with West
End Mambo, our Annual Holiday Concert, Annual Community Gospel Concert
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sit-in Movement, and the Annual
Broadway Valentine’s concert. In May, we again welcome the Malina Brothers
23% and Hilary Kole when they present a show of Great American Music, truly
Corporate something for everyone.
Invite your friends and neighbors to a concert and take part in our 50th
Anniversary Celebration.

Sincerely

26%
Tickets
Lisa Crawford
President & CEO

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Dmitry Sitkovetsky MUSIC DIRECTOR

DMITRY SITKOVETSKY IS AN ARTIST WHOSE CREATIVITY Seattle International Music Festival, ¨The Silk Route of Music¨
DEFIES CATEGORIZING. He has built up an active and Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan, and in May 2007, was the Artist-in-
successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, chamber Residence at the Bodensee Festival in Germany. He has an
musician and festival director. Sitkovetsky has performed as active and varied recording career with an extensive discography
soloist with a number of the world’s leading orchestras including which includes all the major violin concerti, numerous chamber
the Berlin, New York and LA Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig music works as well as orchestral recordings that he’s conducted.
Gewandhaus, London Philharmonia, London Symphony, NHK, His most recent release is of Dutilleux’s L’Arbre des Songes (Violin
Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras. He has Concerto) with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss
performed at a number of high-profile festivals including Janssons. Sitkovetsky’s increasing involvement in contemporary
Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh and Verbier. music shows a keen interest in performing new repertoire. He
Sitkovetsky has built a flourishing career as a conductor. He premiered the violin concerti written for him by John Casken
was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic (1995) and Krzystof Meyer (2000) and often
Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra (1996-2001) and performs works by Dutilleux, Penderecki,
subsequently made Conductor Laureate, and was GSO MAESTRO Schnittke, Pärt and Shchedrin.
Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian State TIMELINE Recent/future engagements include
Orchestra (2002-2005). In 2003, Sitkovetsky conducting the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris,
1920’s
was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Orchestre National de Lille, Tonkünstler
Henry Fuchs
Symphony Orchestra and, in 2006, named Artist- Orchestra, New Zealand, Adelaide and
in-Residence of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla 1939 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Macau
H. Hugh Altvater
y Leon (Spain), positions he still holds. As a guest Symphony as well as the UBS Verbier Festival
conductor, he has worked with the London & 1951 Orchestra in Italy and on tour in South America.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, San Francisco, George Dickieson Concerto engagements included the
Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, Santa Concertgebouw, Vienna Symphony, Cincinnati
1963
Cecilia, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris & St Thomas Cousins Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Berlin Symphony
Petersburg Philharmonic. Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Hamburg
1967
Sitkovetsky is also the founding director of the Philharmonic, Tenerife Symphony and recitals
Sheldon Morgenstern
New European Strings Chamber Orchestra (NES in Seattle (with Bella Davidovich), Brussels,
CO) which is comprised of distinguished string 1975 Seville, Cape Town (with Konstantin Lifschitz),
Peter Paul Fuchs
players from Eastern and Western Europe. Since London (Wigmore Hall: Rostropovich tribute
his successful transcription of Bach’s Goldberg 1987 Play/directing engagements included the
Variations for string trio, he has transcribed more Paul Anthony McRae Komische Oper Berlin orchestra, return
than 30 works and his transcriptions are published invitations to the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
1996
by Doblinger, Sikorski and Schirmer. Stuart Malina and Orchestre National de Lille as well as the St
Between 1983 and 2002 Sitkovetsky was the Petersburg Philharmonic. Since 1987 he has
2003
Artistic Director of a number of music festivals resided in London with his wife, Susan, and
Dmitry Sitkovetsky
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Fouad Fakhouri has been lauded Cairo Symphony Orchestra in multiple performances in Alexandria
for his ability to elicit the best of his and Cairo, Egypt, and in the summer of 2008, at the invitation of
musicians and to elevate the artistic performance level of orchestras the National Music Conservatory of Jordan, he traveled with twenty
he conducts. In May 2004 he was named Music Director and members of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and conducted
Conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of North Carolina. a joint concert with the Amman Symphony Orchestra. In January
He is the fifth music director in the symphony’s fifty-two year history. 2009, Fakhouri conducted the English Chamber Orchestra (UK)
Since assuming his post he has significantly raised the orchestra’s in a premiere of his latest composition written specifically for that
artistic standard, created novel educational and outreach programs, orchestra.
and dramatically increased the symphony’s audience. Fakhouri’s compositional output is diverse and his music has
Fakhouri has worked with several ensembles and orchestras in been heard in various countries such as the United States, Germany,
the United States and abroad. In early 1995, at age 22, his conducting Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Israel, Jordan
debut was made at the International Jerash Festival with the National and Egypt. He has written many orchestral pieces, in addition to
Music Conservatory Orchestra of Jordan (NMCO). Between 1996- chamber, choral, and solo music. His orchestral works have been
1998 he served as assistant conductor to the Penn State Philharmonic. premiered and performed by such orchestras as the English Chamber
In the summer of 1997 he was appointed conducting assistant to Pu- Orchestra, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, Mediterranean Orchestra,
Qi Jiang at the Penn’s Woods Music Festival in Pennsylvania. In August Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Cairo
1999 he was one of only three conductors selected to participate Symphony Orchestra, the National Music Conservatory Orchestra of
in Daniel Barenboim’s master class at the West-Eastern Divan Jordan and the Penn State Philharmonic.
Workshop in Weimar, Germany. In 2001 he conducted the closing Fakhouri holds a B.M. in Music Theory and Composition from
concert of the Baltimore International Cello Festival in a program that West Texas A&M, a M.M. in conducting and another in composition
included two of his own compositions. from Pennsylvania State University, and a D.M.A. in composition
Since 2004, Fakhouri has been in demand as a guest conductor from the University of North Texas. He is married to Diane Lavelle, an
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artist and teacher. He has performed on four continents as a Centaur label was deemed “not to be missed” by American Record
United States Information Service Artistic Ambassador and has Guide. In October of 2005 he gave the world premier of Arthur
appeared at such notable venues as the Smithsonian Museum, Gottschalk’s Concerto for Violin and Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
the Philips Collection, and the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy as part of the Society of Composers International Conference for
Center, with numerous engagements at such summer festivals as contemporary music. Upcoming projects include a recording with
Aspen, Banff (Canada), Brevard, Eastern, Heidelberg (Germany), pianist Andrew Harley of the complete Sonatas for Violin and
Mirecourt (France), Costa Rica and Salvador (Brazil). He has Piano of Johannes Brahms, also for Centaur.
shared the stage in chamber music collaborations with pianist Jon Fadial’s teachers have included Elaine Richey, Charles
Nakamatsu, harpsichordist Anthony Newman, cellists Tillman Castleman, Zoltan Szekely and Arnold Steinhardt. His mentors also
Wick and Paul Katz, violist John Graham, and bandoneon virtuoso include Alexander Schneider, Joseph Silverstein, Jan DeGaetani
David Alsina of the New York Tango Trio, among others, and has and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard and Guarneri quartets.
performed widely in the U.S. and Europe since 1997 as violinist of This year John Fadial celebrates his second year as associate
the critically acclaimed Chesapeake Piano Trio. professor of violin at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He
Recent seasons have featured concerts throughout the U.S., served as violin professor for ten years at the University of North
Brazil and France. Highlights included: performances of the Brahms Carolina at Greensboro and established a national reputation as
Violin Concerto with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra; the an inspiring and successful pedagogue.
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Greensboro Symphony Guild Chair Kathleen Price Bryan Memorial Chair by LINDA CYKERT DAVE WULFECK

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ANNA LAMPIDIS
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B. John Kavanagh CAROLINE JONES
ERIC KOONTZ
by Mr. Lenoir Chambers Wright Percussion
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George W. Dickieson Chair BEVERLY NAIDITCH, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
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GSO Conductor 1951-1963 Jeanne Maxwell Hassell Chair
EMILE SIMONEL
by Anna Dickieson by Charles M. Hassell
STEPHANIE EZERMAN
Clarinet DRUMS, WILEY ARNOLD SYKES III
Lynn Carroll Haley Chair by Cello KELLY BURKE, PRINCIPAL
R. Bradford Lloyd Chair by
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Michael W. Haley Mary Ruth and Robert B. Lloyd, Jr.
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by Johnnye and J.T. Hunter
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JANET ORENSTEIN
Joy C. Morrison Chair CAROL L. BERNSTORF, PRINCIPAL
Thomas E. and Elaine R. Wright Chair
Lucy and Clark Dixon Memorial Chair by William H. Morrison, Jr. ANN SHOEMAKER COLLIN TRIBBY
by Jack C. Dixon Walter W. King, Jr. Memorial Chair Lillian Daley Brown Memorial Chair
MELODEE KARABIN
RAMILYA SIEGEL
The Brough-Webber Chair by Elizabeth Yates King by the Massey Trust through Nancy C.
James Autha Freeze Memorial Chair by Elizabeth Brough Webber TBA
and Alex S. Brown, Jr.
by J. Thurman and Peg Freeze and William R. Webber Joyce C. Kiser Memorial Chair
DANIEL SKIDMORE
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Janie C. and E. Kemp Reece Chair HELEN RIFAS, PRINCIPAL
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NICOLAE SOARE by Peggy and Phil Johnson Horn Eleanor Downes Mewborn Chair
Dorothy G. Frank Chair ROBERT CAMPBELL, PRINCIPAL
In Memory of Carolyn Riddle Downes
MARCIA RILEY
by Stanley M. Frank The Kroupa Family Chair by LYNN BECK

JEAN VON BERG SYKES Bob and Ann Kroupa Carole Swope Monroe Chair Piano/Celesta
by Edwin Brent Monroe NANCY JOHNSTON, PRINCIPAL
MONIKA WILMOT
ANNE SELLITTI
*EWA DHARAMRAJ TIMOTHY PAPENBROCK
Irene Mitchell Moore and Beverly
Preston Wylie Keith and Martha Cooper Moore Chair
Elizabeth Allred Keith Chair by Ethel Clay Price Memorial Chair
Dr. Preston Keith and Marty Keith by Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund
Violin II DAVID DOYLE
MUSIC LIBRARIAN
WORTH WILLIAMS
STEVEN B. HARPER, PRINCIPAL JOHN P. SPULLER
Dr. William R. and Richard and Danahy Family Chair by Mary C.
ALISON LAWSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Beverley C. Rogers Chair Richard Danahy and Patrick Danahy
Milton J. Jackson Memorial Chair STAGE MANAGER
by Lenora W. Jackson VITO CICCONE
Bass Trumpet
CATHERINE BURTON
ANITA CIRBA, PRINCIPAL
JOHN P. SPULLER, PRINCIPAL ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL
Alice Mae and William M. Lineberry Peter B. Bush Memorial Chair by
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Memorial Chair by Helen and Mary Ann Bush and Children
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

ROBERT SCHUMANN himself in March 1807. works and the rediscovery of


(1810-1856) Unusually, the work opens musical treasures of previous
Manfred Overture , Op. 115 with a quiet piano statement generations, especially the choral
of the main theme before the andorchestral works of J.S. Bach.
orchestra enters. The melodic The final symphony
Composition of tonight’s overture material is volleyed between Mendelssohn would compose,
began the day after Schumann soloist and ensemble throughout the “Scottish” may have been
completed his opera “Genoveva.” a wide range of colors before the inspired by his frequent visits to
Whereas the opera would struggle opening material is restated in Britain, where he became good
for acceptance and recognition, the grand fashion at the conclusion friends with Queen Victoria.
incidental score for a theatrical of the movement. There is surprisingly little that is
production of “Manfred” (especially The second and third “Scotch” about the work; there
its overture) would achieve success, movements are designed to be are no bagpipe imitations, no
and would become a staple of performed without break. The Scottish snaps, no folk songs.
the repertoire. slow movement has the piano Even Schumann was once
Although Schumann often is lulling the anxious string fooled. He wrote of a performance
criticized for his thick orchestrations statements with insistent but of Mendelssohn’s famed “Italian”
and lack of theatricality, tonight’s calming passages. The movement symphony as “beautiful Italian
season opener answers those closes as the restless strings are pictures, so beautiful as to
critics with aplomb. Full of subdued to join the piano’s compensate a hearer who had
excitement from the opening warmth. The finale is as charming never been to Italy.” One can
chords, the overture is beautifully as any work in Beethoven’s output. imagine his embarrassment upon
constructed to stand on its own, The main theme is repeated again discovering he had actually heard
yet makes the listener anticipate and again; at times it is hushed tonight’s “Scottish” Symphony.
what is to follow. and effervescent, but it closes The opening tune is one that
thrilling and bold. Mendelssohn created on his first
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN trip to Scotland in 1829. He liked
(1770-1827) FELIX MENDELSSOHN- the melody so much, in fact, that
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra BARTHOLDY (1809-1847) he mailed a letter to himself with
No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Symphony No. 3 in A minor, the melody notated on it, so that
Op. 56, “Scottish” he would have it upon returning
home. The usual scherzo is
During his more productive structured not as a typical minuet,
periods, Beethoven is known to Widely regarded as a prodigy but instead in sonata-allegro
have worked on several equal to Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn form: a true rarity in symphonic
compositions at the same time. was born to a wealthy banker and construction.
While preparing tonight’s fourth began studying the piano at the The finale is a wonderful burst
piano concerto, the master was age of four. Privately tutored, he of energy with two thematic areas
also assembling his fourth and was schooled in piano, violin, that seem to dart this way and
fifth symphonies, his opera composition, painting, and all that. The final coda theme refers
Fidelio, and other works. academics by the very best not just to this movement’s
The composer also had some teachers. opening material, but all the way
trouble finding a soloist to By the age of nine, he gave his back to the opening of the
premiere the work. For his first piano recital and by age symphony, in a move further
previous three concertos, he seventeen, he had composed his unifying the entire work.
chose to premiere the work with first large scale symphony and
himself as soloist. But this time the overture to “A Midsummer
around, Beethoven thought it best Night’s Dream.”
to have another pianist present Mendelssohn was well known
the work. Two soloists balked at as a conductor and along with his
the technical demands of the friend Robert Schumann helped
work, however, and Beethoven to develop the standard repertoire
ended up playing the premiere through the performance of great

26 GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


■ Concert Program
ROBERT SCHUMANN
Manfred Overture , Op. 115 MASTERWORKS
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Emanuel Ax, piano HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
GUEST ARTIST
I. Allegro moderato 50th Anniversary
■ Emanuel Ax II. Andante con moto of the Greensboro
Born in Poland, Emanuel Ax and his family moved III. Rondo: Vivace Symphony Orchestra
to Canada when he was a young boy. His studies
at the Juilliard School were supported by the Epstein INTERMISSION
Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America. SEPTEMBER 25
He also attended Columbia University, where he ma- FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY War Memorial Auditorium
jored in French. Mr. Ax captured public attention Symphony No. 3 in A minor, 8:00 p.m.
when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Op. 56, “Scottish”
Piano Competition in Tel Aviv followed by the Young I. Andante con moto; SPONSORED BY

Concert Artists’ Michaels Award and the coveted Av- Allegro un poco agitato.
ery Fisher Prize. II. Vivace no troppo
Mr. Ax has performed with every major orchestra III. Adagio
in the world including the Cleveland Orchestra, New IV. Allegro vivacissimo
York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San
Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Phil- Preludes Learn more about the evening’s SEPTEMBER 26
harmonic and many more. Special projects include music with Dr. Gregory Carroll, Associate War Memorial Auditorium
duo recital tours with Yefim Bronfman, Itzhak Perlman, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at 8:00 p.m.
Edgar Meyer, and long-standing colleague and partner the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
SPONSORED BY
Yo-Yo Ma. In the 2005–06 season, he served as Pia- The Prelude on Friday, September 25th begins
nist-in-Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic, per- at 7:15 p.m., and the Prelude on Saturday, Sep-
forming with the orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle in tember 26th begins at 7:00 p.m. Both Preludes
Berlin and New York. will take place on the Mezzanine level of the
Mr. Ax has been an exclusive Sony Classical War Memorial Auditorium.
recording artist since 1987. He has received
Grammy awards for his cycle of Haydn’s piano sona- Meet the Artist Join us after the Thursday
tas and made a series of Grammy-winning record- evening concert for a brief question and answer
ings with cellist Yo-Yo Ma of the Beethoven and session held at the front of the stage with our
Brahms sonatas for cello and piano. Mr. Ax contrib- guest artist and Dima.
uted to a BBC documentary commemorating the
Holocaust that aired on the 60th anniversary of the Radio Broadcast WFDD will broadcast this
liberation of Auschwitz, which was awarded a 2005 concert on October 25, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
International Emmy.
Mr. Ax resides in New York City with his wife, The Distinguished Guest Artist Piano Chair
pianist Yoko Nozaki and two children, Joseph and Sar- in Honor of Linda M. Jones.
ah. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates
of music from Yale and Columbia Universities.
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY though, and repeated it in London is inescapable and invincible.
(1840-1893) where it began its journey to The feeling of depression and
Waltz from Eugene become one of the most beloved hopelessness grows stronger
Onegin Op. 24 concertos in the repertoire. and stronger. Would it not
Interesting, Auer, for whom the be better to lull one’s self in
concerto was first written and dreams? No these are but
Tchaikovsky’s best-known opera dismissed it as too difficult, later dreams. Thus we see that life
gives us what is probably his most championed it and taught it to is but an alternation of somber
beloved short work, the elegant many of his students, including reality and fugitive dreams of
“Waltz.” In the opera, this waltz Jascha Heifetz. happiness.
appears at the deceptively festive
atmosphere of the name-day PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY II. The second movement shows
party of Tatyana, at the opening (1840-1893) melancholy when sitting
of Act II. The composer’s gift for Symphony No. 4 alone at home, exhausted
melody is in evidence throughout, in F minor, Op. 36 by work. One is rather tired
however, and an atmosphere of of life. It is sad, yet sweet, to
festival gaiety survives throughout lose one’s self in the past.
the piece. Note especially the use Like many of the great romantic
of greatly contrasting orchestral composers, Tchaikovsky’s parents III. Here are vague figures
forces, intimate moments followed encouraged him to choose a that slip into the imagination
by tutti statements of the entire career other than that of music. when one has taken wine
ensemble. Tchaikovsky went so far as to and is slightly intoxicated.
complete legal training and begin The mood is now gay,
PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY a career at the Ministry of Justice. now mournful. There are
(1840-1893) His passion for music soon won disconnected pictures in the
Concerto for Violin and out, however, and he turned to brain; there are unintelligible,
Orchestra in D major, Op. 35 composing full time. bizarre.
Tchaikovsky composed three
early symphonies of moderate IV. If you find no pleasure in
“Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto quality and interest. These yourself, look about you. Go
brings us face to face with works were primarily influenced to the people. How merry and
a revolting thought: musical by the “Mighty Five,” Russia’s glad they all are. Rejoice in the
compositions that we can hear group of nationalistic composers happiness of other—and you
stink.” Such was the reaction of led by Rimsky-Korsakov and can still live.
Hanslick (a famous music critic) to Borodin. After these early efforts,
the world premier of Tchaikovsky’s however, he broke away from this
violin concerto. Of course, he was groups influence and chose to
proven to be very wrong, indeed. follow a more western formula
The work had a difficult for symphonic construction. “I
gestation. The work proceeded worship Mozart, “ he said, signaling
gleefully as Tchaikovsky wrote that his embrace of the classical model
he could not “resist the pleasure” of the symphony. His next three
of making headway. Before the efforts in the form (#4-6) would
work could be premiered, however, become some of the most loved in
two soloists attempted to master the repertoire.
its challenges before giving it up Dedicated to his patron
as unplayable. Three years later, Nadezhda von Meck, he
however, Adolf Brodsky agreed specifically described his program
to premier it with the Vienna of this symphony in a letter to her.
Philhamonic. This led to the I. The Introduction is Fate, the
aforementioned condemnation by somber power that prevents
Hanslick and other critics. the desire for happiness from
Brodksy believed in the work, reaching its goal. This force

30 GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


GUEST ARTIST ■ Concert Program
■ Dmitry Sitkovetsky
See bio on page 15 PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Waltz from Eugene Onegin Op. 24 MASTERWORKS
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in D major, Op. 35
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
I. Allegro moderato Tchaikovsky Spectacular
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
OCTOBER 29
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Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
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III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
IV. Allegro con fuoco

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Musicology at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. The Prelude on Thursday, October
29th begins at 6:45 p.m. on the Mezzanine level
of the War Memorial Auditorium. The Prelude on
PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR Saturday, October 31st begins at 7:00 p.m. in the
■ Fouad Fakhouri Moon Room at Dana Auditorium. OCTOBER 31
See bio on page 19 Dana Auditorium
Meet the Artist Join us after the Thursday 8:00 p.m.
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session held at the front of the stage with our SPONSORED BY
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

FRANZ SCHUBERT to symphonies such as this. Here The middle movement is


(1797-1828) we have, besides masterly power reserved for the soloists by
Symphony No. 9 in C major, over the musical technicalities of themselves and creates a
D. 944 “The Great” composition, life in all its phases, stunning and beautiful contrast
color in exquisite gradations, the between the three violins, each
minutest accuracy and fitness of used in distinctly different ways.
Schubert’s life is one of the most expression, and permeating the The finale is furious at times and
tragic of the great composers. whole work, a spirit of romance seems destined to close in a minor
Although he earned small sums such as we recognize in other sonority before Vivaldi cleverly
of money from his song settings, works of Franz Schubert. And saves the day with a conclusion in
only a handful of his instrumental this heavenly, long-drawn-out the major mode. This is a highly
music was published during his symphony is like some thick inventive work that is too rarely
lifetime. Raised in the Imperial romance which can never end.” performed.
Kapelle (now the Vienna Boys
Choir), he was trained to become ANTONIO VIVALDI TIME FOR THREE
a teacher like his father. However, (1678-1741)
in 1818, he moved to Vienna Concerto for Three Violins, strings
to make his music his full time and continuo in F major, RV 551 Zach is a 2002 graduate of the
occupation. Curtis Institute of Music. Prior
Success proved difficult for to Curtis, Zach attended the
Schubert to find. His setting of Although a rare treat to hear Cleveland Institute of Music. His
“The Earl-King” became one of the music of Vivaldi on a full solo debut was with the Toledo
the most successful songs of the symphony masterworks program, Symphony followed by a solo
day, but he had sold the publishing the composer is perhaps the most performance with the World
rights for a paltry flat fee. Schubert prolific of any composer in history. Youth Symphony. In 2007, he was
composed in nearly every genre, Vivaldi wrote at least 45 operas, appointed Concertmaster of the
especially symphonies, operas, 35 oratorios, 90 orchestral works Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
and chamber music. and more than 400 concertos. Nick studied at the Curtis Institute.
Schubert’s “Great” symphony Trained as a priest, Vivaldi He launched his solo career with the
No. 9, was never played during spent the bulk of his career Jerusalem Symphony the National
his lifetime. It was thought too teaching music at a conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis
difficult by several orchestras, and home for orphaned girls. The Symphony Orchestra followed by
and ridiculed by both the Paris composer wrote many works for many more engagements Nick
Conservatory Symphony and the school’s orchestra, which is also a member of both the East
the London Philharmonic. Finally became well known and highly Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO)
Robert Schumann “rediscovered” regarded throughout Europe and the Dryden String Quartet.
the work from Schubert’s brother for its outstanding musical Ranaan attended the Manhattan
and sent it to his friend Felix accomplishments. School of Music and is a 2003
Mendelssohn. As an excellent violinist himself, Curtis Graduate. Ranaan Meyer
After the successful premiere, it is no surprise that Vivaldi’s is increasingly in demand as a
conduced by Mendelssohn, no writing in this concerto for composer, creating unique new
less, Robert Schumann wrote three violins is some of his most works for Tf3 as well as for other
about the work, “In Schubert’s complex and effecting. In the first ensembles and for solo bass. His
symphony…I see Vienna more movement, two of the violins most recent commission was “My
clearly mirrored than ever. More share the same material, while Zayda” for the Kingston Chamber
than merely lovely melody, the third attempts to lure the Music Festival in Rhode Island.
something above and beyond others to its contrasting theme.
sorry and joy lies concealed in Clever and beautiful harmonies
this symphony—nay, more, that often result between the soloists.
we are by the music transported Entrances often happen at usual
to a region where we can never and unexpected places, which fills
remember to have been before—to the piece with a sense of surprise
experience all this we must listen and whimsy.

34 GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


■ Concert Program
FRANZ SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9 in C major, MASTERWORKS
D. 944 “The Great”
I. Andante; Allegro
ma non troppo
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace TIME FOR THREE RETURNS!
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace

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War Memorial Auditorium
ANTONIO VIVALDI 7:30 p.m.
Concerto for Three Violins, strings and
continuo in F major, RV 551 COLLEGE NIGHT
SPONSORED BY
Zachary DePue, violin
GUEST ARTIST Nicholas Kendall, violin
■ Time for Three (Tf3) Ranaan Meyer, bass
Time for Three debuted with the Greensboro Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Symphony in October of 2008, enthusiastically I. Allegro
embraced by the audience and immediately booked II. Andante
for the current season. III. Allegro
A trio of musicians playing together as a “classical
garage band” for fun while students at Philadelphia’s
Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, TIME FOR THREE
or Tf3 for short — a charismatic ensemble with a Jams JANUARY 23
reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical Dana Auditorium
boundaries. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Preludes Learn more about the evening’s
8:00 p.m.
Kendall first discovered their mutual love of fiddling music with Dr. Wendy Looker, Director of Choral
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ensemble gained instant attention in July 2003, during Auditorium. The Prelude on Saturday, January
a lightning-induced power failure at Philadelphia’s 23rd begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Moon Room at
Mann Center for the Performing Arts. While Dana Auditorium.
technicians attempted to restore onstage lighting,
Ranaan and Zach, both performing as members of The Meet the Artists Join us after the Thursday
Philadelphia Orchestra, obliged with an impromptu evening concert for a brief question and answer
jam session that included works as far afield from session held at the front of the stage with our
the originally scheduled symphony as “Jerusalem’s guest artists and Dima.
Ridge,” “Ragtime Annie,” and “The Orange Blossom
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

RICHARD WAGNER tinged with a darkness in spite music stands. It was reported
(1813-1883) of brief touches of liveliness and that the Prince was so taken
Siegfried Idyll , for small levity. This mood continues in with the display of solidarity that
orchestra in E major, WWV 103 the lovely second movement, but he relocated the court back to
perhaps even intensifies. Although Vienna the following day.
based on an Italian dance rhythm, The first movement is quite
Although themes from the the mood remains restrained and traditional in its construction.
“Siegfried Idyll” are heard in even cheerless. Two themes are introduced, the
Wagner’s third opera of the In a striking contrast to first strong and powerful and
Ring cycle “Seigfried,” the Idyll the opening movements, the a contrasting second theme.
was written seven years earlier. finale is a big and shamelessly Well known for his clever
This hushed and beautiful bright closing. In this single orchestrations, Haydn writes the
work was written as a birthday movement, the quieter and more second movement for muted
present to Wagner’s wife Cosima. contemplative quality of the first strings, which achieves a lovely
A complete surprise to her, two movements are balanced and warm effect.
Wagner conducted a small across the entire work. A minuet functions as the third
ensemble on the stairs of his villa movement before a vigorous and
to awaken Cosima on the morning FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN lively movement closes the bulk of
of her birthday. (1732-1809) the finale. In place of a traditional
Of the short and lovely tone Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp coda, however, Haydn inserts an
poem, Cosima wrote in her diary, Minor, H. I:45, “Farewell” adagio that closes the work with
“As I awoke, my ear caught a the above described musician
sound, which swelled fuller and exits.
fuller; no longer could I imagine Haydn spent the major part
myself to be dreaming, music of this career in the employ of
was sounding, and such music! Prince Ezterhazy. Each year, the
When it died away, Richard Prince transported his court to his
came into my room, and offered country house in Hungary. There,
me the score of the symphonic Haydn and the musicians would
birthday poem.” present a series of concerts for
the Prince, his court, and his
WOLFGANG AMADEUS esteemed guests. In 1772, the
MOZART Prince extended the season
(1756-1791) in the country to include part
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra of a holiday. The musicians in
No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 Hadyn’s orchestra asked if they
might be released to return to
Vienna for their vacation time.
Although much is written After the Prince refused, the
about Mozart’s trouble to composer finished work on his
achieve success and acceptance new symphony for an upcoming
as an adult composer, he performance.
actually presented a successful At the end of the piece, the
subscription series of concerts musicians finished playing and
at Vienna’s Burg Theater. These promptly left the stage. Haydn
concerts were usually presented constructed the coda of the work
during Lent, as the cities theaters in such as way as to allow one or
would be closed in honor of the two musicians to leave at various
penitential season. For his series places in the music, until two
in 1786, Mozart wrote three new violins are left on stage alone. The
piano concertos, the second of effect of this was only heightened
which is featured tonight. as each musician extinguished
The opening movement is the candles providing light to their

38 GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


■ Concert Program
RICHARD WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll , for small orchestra in MASTERWORKS
E major, WWV 103

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 Mozart and More!
Bella Davidovich, piano Chamber Orchestra Concert
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai FEBRUARY 18
GUEST ARTIST UNCG School of Music
■ Bella Davidovich INTERMISSION Recital Hall
A testimonial to Bella Davidovich’s extraordinary ca- 7:30 p.m.
reer is the list of the world’s leading orchestras FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN
IN MEMORY OF
and conductors that have welcomed her over the years Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp Minor,
GEORGE DICKIESON
as soloist. International recital stages have welcomed H. I:45, “Farewell”
Mme. Davidovich’s solo concerts, and she has collab- I. Allegro assai
orated with the Borodin, Guarneri and Tokyo String II. Adagio
Quartets. Bella is a frequent guest artist at music fes- III. Menuetto: Allegretto
tivals around the globe. IV. Finale: Presto; Adagio FEBRUARY 19
In December, 1988, Bella Davidovich’s native Rus- Dana Auditorium
sia reclaimed her in the spirit of perestroika: She be- 8:00 p.m.
came the first Soviet émigré musician to receive an Preludes Learn more about the evening’s music
official invitation from Goskoncert to return for sold- with Dr. David Nelson, Professor of Music Theory SPONSORED BY
out concerts. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Born into a family of musicians in Baku in the for- The Prelude on Thursday, February 18 begins at
mer Soviet Union, Bella Davidovich displayed rich mu- 6:45 p.m. in Room 217. The Prelude on Friday,
sical talent by the age of three and began formal train- February 19 begins at 7:15 p.m., and
ing at the age of six. She was 18 years old when she the Prelude on Saturday, February 20 begins at
entered the Moscow Conservatory. As winner of the 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday Preludes will take
Chopin Competition in Warsaw, she earned the title place in the Moon Room at Dana Auditorium. FEBRUARY 20
“Deserving Artist of the Soviet Union” and emerged as Dana Auditorium
one of the Soviet Union’s preeminent artists and one Meet the Artist Join us after the Thursday 8:00 p.m.
of the few women admitted to the inner circle of Rus- evening concert for a brief question and answer
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Conservatory. She immigrated to the United States in guest artist and Dima.
1978 and her October, 1979 Carnegie Hall debut be-
fore a standing room only audience heralded a new Radio Broadcast WFDD will broadcast this
chapter in a career of major importance. concert on March 21, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
Bella Davidovich recordings can be heard on the
Philips, Orfeo, Novalis, Delos, Gutingi, and Supraphon The Distinguished Guest Artist Piano Chair
labels. Her son is Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director in Honor of Linda M. Jones.
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

MAURICE RAVEL a new type of harp that had a full set technical virtuosity in the showy
(1875-1937) of strings (much like a piano). This ending.
Mother Goose Suite , Op. 115 made possible playing in any key. To
demonstrate the possibilities of this MAURICE RAVEL
harp, Pleyel commissioned a work (1875-1937)
Although originally written for four- from Claude Debussy. Pavane for a Princess
hand piano, Ravel later rescored The composer responded with a in a Faraway Time
The Mother Goose Suite for a small set of two interconnected dances, one
orchestra. One of the greatest sacred and one secular (or profane).
orchestrators of all time, Ravel brings Both are influenced by Debussy’s love A student-aged Ravel wrote this
all his brilliance to bear in this charming of Spanish music. The first movement miniature while he studied with Gabriel
suite of miniatures. The composer is thought to be inspired by a piano Faure at the Paris Conservatory. The
combines instruments in unusual and composition by a friend of Debussy’s. work is not a reference to a specific
highly effective groupings. With a few The second movement is essentially Princess, but rather an ode to some
additional movements, the work was a French waltz, but with passages of of Ravel’s favorite music and customs
later fashioned into a short ballet. greater chromatic interest designed in neighboring Spain. Often translated
The first movement depicts the to illustrate the new harp’s chromatic literally as Pavane for a Dead Princess,
sleeping beauty as she walks, still possibilities in performance. Ravel’s writings suggest he did not
asleep, through the woods. Tom Thumb intend this as song of mourning.
is the basis of the second movement. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Instead, he may have sought to evoke
Birds eat the breadcrumbs he hoped to (1835-1921) wistful and nostalgic memories of a
use to find his way home. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra bright-eyed young child dancing to a
Particularly striking is the third No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 simple and elegant tune.
movement with its evocation of a
wicked witch, who curses a youngster CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
into an ugly little girl. Searching for Saint-Saëns was at the forefront of (1835-1921)
help, the girl travels the world and an effort to breath seriousness into “Havanaise” in E major for violin
meets a serpent who transforms French music, which had a reputation and orchestra, Op.l83
himself into a Prince and the girl into a of being comprised only of light operas Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso,
Princess. Pitched percussion and other and short salon pieces. In this vain, he for violin and orchestra in A Minor,
orchestral effects illustrate the Oriental composed his cello concerto for his Op. 28
setting of the Serpent’s land. friend Auguste Tolbecque, principal
The Fourth Movement shows the cellist of the Paris Conversatory
beauty and the beast in a delicate Orchesta. Short pieces that showcase a player’s
conversation. With his marriage Although this short concerto is technical brilliance were very popular
proposal, the beast is transformed. played as one continuous movement, in France during the second part of the
The work closes with a slow crescendo it is cleanly divided into contrasting 19th Century. Two of the best known are
throughout a beautiful illustration of an sections of tempo and style that fit these two works by Saint-Saëns. Both
enchanted and magical garden. into the traditional concerto form. All are based on the composer’s interest
the melodic material for the concerto in Spanish music. The first is based
CLAUDE DEBUSSY is derived from the opening theme, on the habanera rhythm. The second
(1862-1918) which is stated in the solo cello at the work is an even more impressive
Dances for Harp and Strings L. 103 beginning of the first movement. Also work that was originally written for
included here is a beautiful contrasting the virtuoso Sarasate. It begins with
second theme, before the movement a melancholy section ending in a
Although the design of the modern crashes to a loud tutti statement of the mini-cadenza, although the work
orchestral harp has changed very little main theme. becomes more joyous at several points
in the last two hundred years, there Muted strings accompany the lyric throughout. Concluding the work is a
have been experiments to improve melody in the solo instrument in the most impressive display of the soloist
the functionality of the instrument. middle section before the finale returns virtuosic talents.
One of the best known of these so- to the opening material. The soloist
called “innovations” was produced by however introduces yet another theme
the Pleyel company, who developed here. He then displays considerable

44 GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


GUEST ARTIST ■ Concert Program
■ Julian Schwarz
Mr. Schwarz made his orchestral MAURICE RAVEL
debut at the age of 11 playing Saint- Mother Goose Suite , Op. 115 MASTERWORKS
Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1 with I. Pavane of the
the Seattle Symphony. Since then Sleeping Beauty
he has appeared as soloist with II. Hop-‘o-my-thumb
many of the Seattle area orchestras. III. Laideronette, Empress
Recent and upcoming engagements include of the Pagodas FRENCH FARE, WITH
performances with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, San IV. Beauty and the Beast STARS OF TOMORROW!
Diego’s Tifereth Israel Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Converse
Port Angeles Symphony. Mr. Schwarz just completed his
V. The Fairy Garden
2010 US tour as a soloist with the Moscow State Radio
MARCH 25
Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, New York City,
CLAUDE DEBUSSY War Memorial Auditorium
Connecticut, Virginia and California among many other
Dances for Harp and Strings L. 103 7:30 p.m.
venues. He was recently profiled in the cover story of the
March-May issue of Teen Strings and has been featured
I. Danse Sacrée: Tres modere
II. Danse Profane: Modere HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT
on the acclaimed NPR radio program “From the Top.” He
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and Music Director of the Eastern Music Festival, for the CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Music of Remembrance series on the Naxos label. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
GUEST ARTIST Julian Schwarz, cello
■ Stefani Collins I. Allegro non troppo
Stefani Collins, a native of II. Allegretto con moto
Greensboro and graduate of the III. Allegro non troppo MARCH 27
NC School of the Arts, is currently Dana Auditorium
studying violin as a Starling INTERMISSION 8:00 p.m.
Foundation Scholarship recipient
at the Cleveland Institute of Music MAURICE RAVEL SPONSORED BY
and as a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival. Pavane for a Princess in a Faraway Time
Stefani recently made her Aspen Music Festival debut as
the 2009 DeLay Fellow. She received the Joseph and
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Elsie Scharff Prize in violin at the Cleveland Institute of
“Havanaise” in E major for violin
Music and was the winner of the CIM concerto
and orchestra, Op.l83
competition followed by a solo performance in Severance
Hall. Stefani is a two-time national winner of the MTNA
strings competition, and has been selected as a Young Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for
Artist for the Starling-DeLay Symposium at Juilliard. She violin and orchestra in A Minor, Op. 28 Preludes Learn more about the
has appeared on NPR’s “From the Top” with Christopher Stefani Collins, violin evening’s music with Dr. Sonia
O’Reilly, the All-Girl Vivaldi Orchestra at the Kennedy Archer, Executive Director of Music
Center, Wilmington’s NPR broadcast series featuring Meet the Artists Join us after the Thursday for a Great Space. The Prelude on
young artists, and as a soloist with the 2003 Eastern evening concert for a brief question and answer Thursday, March 25th begins at
Music Festival. In 2005 and 2007, Stefani was a member session held at the front of the stage with our 6:45 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of
of Jaime Laredo’s NY String Orchestra Seminar. Stefani guest artists and Dima. the War Memorial Auditorium. The
has performed numerous times with the North Carolina, Prelude on Saturday, March 27th
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Blue Ridge Symphonies and toured as a soloist with both concert on May 16, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Room at Dana Auditorium.
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MASTERWORKS PROGRAM NOTES BY BRUCE KIESLING

GUEST ARTIST
GIUSEPPE VERDI GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
(1813-1901) (1792-1868) ■ René Barbera
String Quartet in E Minor Stabat Mater René Barbera is a recent Grad-
uate from the Florida Grand
Opera’s Young Artist Program
When speaking of Italian The other great Italian opera where he performed the roles
masterpieces, the great opera’s of composer of the 19th Century is of Gastone in Traviata, Hadji in
La Scala immediately come to undoubtedly Rossini. He was only Lakme and covered the final
mind. Instead, we find here a String twenty-two years old when he dress performance of Don
Quartet. But tonight’s work bears composed his first opera and wrote Ramiro in Cenerentola. He is now a member of the
the distinction of being Verdi’s only thirty-nine operas in the next Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and re-
instrumental work. Its creation was nineteen years. By the time of the cently won 1st prize in the Men’s Division of the Union
perhaps a fluke of fate. While in premiere of William Tell, he was the League Civic Arts Foundation Vocal Competition. He
Naples preparing a production of most famous opera composer in will be returning to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in a
Aida, the lead soprano became ill, Italy. Inexplicably, he retired from future season to perform a leading role. He was one of
leading to the delay of the composing although only thirty- five equal winners of the Metropolitan National Coun-
production by three weeks. To fill seven years old at the time. He cil Audition Grand Finals in 2008. Mr. Barbera par-
his time, Verdi composed this would live for almost 40 more ticipated in the Merola Opera Program in the summer
string quartet, which would become years but wrote only two major of 2008 where he performed in the Schwabacher
one of his best-loved works, and is works, the Petite mess solennelle Sumer Concert as well as the Merola Grand Finale.
sometimes heard in its string and the monumental Stabat Mater. Mr. Barbera is from San Antonio, Texas and began
orchestral version. The Stabat Mater was written by singing at the age of 10 as a boy soprano in the San
The first movement introduces a request of the Spanish prelate, Antonio Boys’ Choir.
sense of hushed insistence, with a Frenàndez Aguado.
GUEST ARTIST
contrasting second subject that is Rossini completed only six of the
less agitated. A somewhat ten movements before becoming ■ Jennifer Check
abbreviated development follows quite ill. In order to go ahead with a Ms. Check completed the
before the recapitulation ends the planned performance in Spain, he Metropolitan Opera Linde-
movement. asked a friend to complete the mann Young Artist Develop-
The charming second movement missing movements. However, ment Program and made her
and the beautiful third movement Rossini completed the missing four Met debut during the 2001-
both owe a great debt to Verdi’s movements before allowing the 2002 season and regularly
skill at operatic composition. The work to be published. Its immediate appears at the MET in a vari-
elegant first movement is divided success with a dozen performances ety of roles under the baton of James Levine. She has
into a five-part rondo form with presented that season alone. performed with the Charlotte Symphony, Tokyo Op-
returning material at every corner. The work is generally melodic era, Opera Orchestra of New York, Verbier Festival,
For the slow third movement, one and cheerful with the most beautiful Spoleto Festival and Salzburg Festival. Her acco-
cannot help but hear the stunning writing reserved for the four vocal lades include first place awards from the Loren L.
cello theme as a heart retching soloists. Verdi once wrote that he Zachary Competition, the Licia Albanese-Puccini
tenor aria from one of Verdi’s felt that musical settings of sacred Foundation, the Oratorio Society of New York Solo
powerful operas. texts should be “moral atmosphere” Competition, The Liederkranz Foundation and the
Closing the work is a scherzo- of the text and not necessarily Mario Lanza Scholarship Auditions. She was award-
fugue hybrid that seems to use the bound to the specific meaning of ed a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tuck-
best of both genres. Bright and gay the words at any given moment. er Foundation and the Leonie Rysanek memorial
melodic material is passed from A few highlights of this stunning prize from the George London Foundation. Her most
instrument to instrument with and moving work are the tenor aria recent triumph was being awarded the Zarzuela
charm and wit. The overall feeling is “Cujus animam” and the chorus’ Prize in Placido Domingo’s 2003 Operalia Competi-
unfettered joy in the stirring finale. singing of “Eja mater.” The work’s tion. Ms. Check received a Bachelor of Music Degree
closing is also a true thrill with a in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir Col-
stunning “Amen” written as a lege followed by a graduate degree from the Academy
dazzling and confident fugue. of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

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GUEST ARTIST ■ Concert Program
■ Katherine Ciesinski
The New York Times has called GIUSEPPE VERDI
Katherine Ciesinski “a singer String Quartet in E Minor MASTERWORKS
of rare communicative pres- I. Allegro
ence, and a musician of II. Andantino
discrimination and intelli- III. Prestissimo
gence.” Major operatic credits IV. Allegro assai mosso
include the Metropolitan Op- Italian Masterpieces
era, Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, San Francisco INTERMISSION
Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa
Fe Opera and many of the major opera houses in Eu- GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
rope. Ms. Ciesinski has performed with many of the Stabat Mater MAY 20
world’s leading orchestras, including the Cleveland, War Memorial Auditorium
Minnesota, and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Sym- Jennifer Check, soprano 7:30 p.m.
phonies of Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Houston Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano
SPONSORED BY
and Toronto; and in Europe, with the Berlin and Vi- Rene Barbera, tenor
enna Philharmonics, L’Orchestre de Paris, the Lon- Leonard Rowe, bass-baritone
don Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Staatska- Choral Society of Greensboro
pelle, and L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. She I. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
has been heard in recital across the United States II. Cujus Animam Gementem
and in Paris, Cologne, Zurich, Milan and at the Aix- III. Quis Est Homo Qui Non
en-Provence, Geneva, Spoleto and Salzburg Festi- Fleret
IV. Pro Peccatis Suae Gentis
GUEST ARTIST
V. Eja Mater Fons Amoris
■ Leonard Rowe VI. Sancta Mater Istud Agas
Leonard Rowe is a native of VII. Fac Ut Portem Christi
Fredericksburg, Virginia and a Mortem MAY 22
graduate of North Carolina VIII. Inflammatus Et Accensus War Memorial Auditorium
School of the Arts. He recently IX. Quando Corpus Morietur 8:00 p.m.
performed with the New York X. Amen
City Opera, the Israel Kibbutz SPONSORED BY

Orchestra in Tel Aviv and the Preludes Learn more about the evening’s music
Omaha Symphony. He has performed the title role in with Dr. Welborn Young, Director of Choral Ac-
Porgy and Bess all over the world including tivities and Associate Professor of Music at UNCG.
Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Zurich, Baden- The Prelude on Thursday, May 20th begins at 6:45
Baden, Cape Town, Michigan, and Tel Aviv. He p.m., and the Prelude on Saturday, May 22nd be-
recorded the role on the Decca Label release of Porgy gins at 7:00 p.m. Both Preludes will take place on
and Bess in 2006. Symphonic solos to his credit the Mezzanine level.
include performances with Buffalo Philharmonic,
Atlanta, Harrisburg, Charleston, Detroit, Louisville, Radio Broadcast WFDD will broadcast this
Nashville Symphonies, as well as Peter Nero and the concert on September 19, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
Philly Pops. A winner of two competitions, Licia
Albanese/Puccini Foundation and the Bellini Meet the Artists Join us after the Thursday
International Voice Competition, he performed in the evening concert for a brief question and answer
winner’s recitals of both competitions at Carnegie session held at the front of the stage with our
Hall and Lincoln Center. guest artists and Dima.
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In 1985, the seeds of the Greensboro Symphony Endowment Fund (GSEF) were planted by Symphony
Guild President, Rachel Hull Galyon. Under her leadership, the Guild raised an additional $50,000 during
the 1985-1986 season to contribute toward endowing the $250,000 Concertmaster’s Chair, completed in
1995, marking the official launch of the GSEF. The leadership torch was passed to Guild member, Caroline
ENDOWMENT FUND M. Lee, who devoted more than twenty years to the development and growth of the fund. In 1995, Guild
member Kay Edwards and GSO Board Member, Maurice Jennings, launched a successful campaign to
surpass the GSEF’s $1 million milestone. During the 2001-2002 season, the fund surpassed $2.5 million with
a special initiative spearheaded by Caroline Lee. In 2001, Barbara Cone led a secret campaign undertaken
by Endowment donors to establish the Associate Concertmaster’s Chair in honor of Caroline M. Lee. Since
2006, Cathy and Garson Rice have served as co-chairs of the Endowment Committee which surpassed $3.8
TRUSTEES
million in 2008. Each year, a gift is made to the Symphony for its annual operating budget. The most recent
Ann E. Kroupa, Chairman
Lisa Bullock gift of $117,000 was received in February 2009.
Sally B. Cone
K. William Fraser
NAMED FUNDS $10,000- $39,999 HERITAGE SOCIETY
Robert Harris
Anonymous The Heritage Society is composed of those
A. Robinson Hassell
Linda Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus A. Adams, III who provided bequests in their wills to the
Lewis R. Ritchie Marion Stedman Covington Greensboro Symphony Endowment Fund.
William R. Rogers, Ph.D. Amelia Tatum Daniel Memorial Gifts may be in honor or as a memorial.
by Samuel Cameron Tatum
Warren Moore and Anne Moore Diaz Anonymous Bequests
Memorial by Jean Paul Moore Nan and John Bayersdorfer
George W. and Anna B. Dickieson Dr. Jean B. Brooks
Kay Bryan Edwards by KPB Corporation Anne Rendleman Daniel
Ronda Ellen and Kenneth Kornfeld Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Guirlinger
Mrs. E. Pierpoint Gill Pearl E. and Robert A. Kraay
Herbert and Mary Frances Hazelman E. Joseph LeBauer
Michel Family Foundation Caroline M. and N. Clayton Lee
Dr. E. Phillip Morgan Memorial Susan and Dale Miller
by Inga Borgstorm Morgan, Sally and Steve Millikin
Kent and Carolyn Morgan Roy E. and Christine P. Rizzo
Carolyn and Harold O’Tuel Mrs. Beverly C. Moore
Doris R. Preyer, Trustee William Y. Preyer, Jr. CLU Kitty and George Robison
Lynn R. and Karl E. Prickett Fund Connie and Robin Saul
Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Werner, Jr. Florence G. Young

CAROLINE M. LEE ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER’S CHAIR


Caroline Lee tirelessly led the Greensboro Symphony Endowment Fund for more then twenty years. To honor her years
of service and the remarkable growth of the Fund, the Guild and Symphony friends honored Caroline by endowing the
Associate Concertmaster’s Chair in 2001.
$30,000 Kenneth and Ronda Kornfeld J.T. and Johnnye Greer Hunter
Greensboro Symphony Guild Ann and Bob Kroupa Lenora W. Jackson
Fred L. Proctor, Sr. Karen and Eugene Johnston
$25,000 Carl W. and Lina Z. Treleaven Judy and Allen Jolly
Mike and Lynn Haley John and Ellen Kavanagh
$1,000 Mose and Doris Egerton Kiser
$5,000 Beverly and Ray Berry Glorine and Tom Luper
Anonymous Fund Nancy and Alex Brown Dale and Susan Miller
Dr. Jean B. Brooks Martha and John Chandler Joy and Moon Morrison
Barbara and Herman Cone Dorothy and Clyde Collins Doris R. Preyer
Joan and Bill Hemphill Sally and Alan Cone Royce and Jane Reynolds
Linda and Maurice Jennings Sally B. and Robert C. Cone Peggy and Lewis Ritchie
Helen and Al Lineberry Mary Carol and Pat Danahy Shirley Spears
Carolyn and John Maness Martha and Reed Devane Kay Stern
Carole and Ed Monroe George and Anna Dickieson John C. Tate, Jr.
Pat Austin Nussbaum Jack C. Dixon Boppy and John O. Toledano
Lynn R. Prickett Fund through Betty Margaret and Walter Faison Dorothy and Charles Weill
and Charles Cheek Dorothy and Stanley Frank B.J. and Bob Williams
Charles T. Hagan, Jr. Doug and Julia Wilson
$1,500–$2,500 Charles and Jeanne Hassell Elaine and Tom Wright
Kay Bryan Edwards Ginger and Walter Hornig
Marie and Ed Faulkner, Jr. Rachel S. Hull
Susan and Bill Fraser Bonnie and Bynum Hunter

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Patrons of chairs receive permanent listing in
the playbill, recognition on column in auditorium
lobby, and preferential parking. The Greensboro Symphony is grateful for your generous support in building the
Endowment Fund. For more information on how you may play a part in the continuation of the Symphony’s great
music and education programs, please call co-chairs Cathy and Garson Rice at 336-273-1426.

MAESTRO’S PODIUM ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT Marie C. and Ed Faulkner Chair C. Scott Lee Chair
$500,000 PRINCIPAL CHAIRS · $60,000 by Marie C. and Ed Faulkner by Caroline M. and N. Clayton Lee
Endowed by bequest Kay Bryan Edwards Chair
by Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Dorothy G. Frank Chair Alice Mae and William M.
MAESTRO’S PODIUM by Stanley M. Frank Lineberry Memorial Chair
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Greensboro Symphony Guild
Celebrate the Music
On behalf of the Greensboro Symphony Guild (GSG), I am delighted to
welcome you to the 2009-2010 50th Season of the Greensboro Symphony
Orchestra. We are looking forward to a wonderful Masterworks celebration
conducted by our extremely talented Music Director Maestro Dmitry
Sitkovetsky and to the popular Sitkovetsky and Friends Chamber Series. We look
forward to an exciting year with the Carolina POPS Series, directed by talented
guest conductors.
The Guild has been a volunteer support organization for the Orchestra
Connie Saul
for 46 years. With a strong membership exceeding 400 women (plus our
Greensboro Guild Gents), we serve as an advocate for music education and appreciation
Symphony Guild throughout the community by supporting the GSO through financial,
President educational and promotional events. Due to the efforts and dedication
of previous and current members, the GSG was honored to be awarded
the President’s Volunteer Action Award in 1985 and we have received
numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years.
I strongly believe music is a universal language and feeds the soul of
humanity. Through music we are able to communicate with others, express
the difficult thoughts, lift our spirits, and many times are reminded there
is a bright spot of life for which to aim. Throughout time there have been
many research programs substantiating the importance music plays in
social and cognitive learning and human development. As such, the Guild
and the GSO work together with organizing and funding school concerts
in Guilford and surrounding counties, reaching more than 50,000 children
from pre-school to high school, providing support for the Greensboro
Symphony Youth Orchestra through scholarships and coaching programs
and sponsoring programs for senior citizens. We help support the GSG
Women’s Chorus, which performs throughout our area as ambassadors
for the Guild and GSO.
The fund-raising events sponsored by the GSG are what guarantee the
support of these various education programs and the Symphony. This year
is the 25th Anniversary of our Homes Tour, featuring six lovely homes in
Greensboro. The 19th Anniversary of our Golf Tournament will be held
at Starmount Country Club and will feature a Tennis/Fitness event. This
is the 31st Celebration of the Presentation Ball, when on December 28,
we will present 20 lovely and outstanding young ladies to the community
as ambassadors of the Guild. In March 2010, we are planning an encore
performance of the GSG’s Super Sale open to the community.
We are looking forward to making the 50th Anniversary a successful
year by promoting our Orchestra and various education programs in
the Guilford community and surrounding areas. To help us accomplish
our goals, your support is greatly appreciated. “Celebrate the Music”
is the Guild theme for the year and we invite you to visit our website,
www.gsoguild.org or call 336-274-2741 on how you can help with your
time, talents or resources.

Warmest regards,

Connie Saul
Greensboro Symphony Guild President

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EENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONY OF HOMES TOUR GREENSBORO SYMPHONY GUILD
NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Ann Warrick
Vice-Chair: Peggy Hamilton EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President Connie Saul
President Elect Mary Klappa
VP Education Andrea Knupp
VP Fund Raising Lex Kulman
Platinum Sponsor: AKR Builders VP Guild Operations Nancy Bogard
Silver Sponsor: Guilford Orthopedics & Sports VP Marketing/Publications Debbie Faircloth
Medicine Center, Kitchen Studio, Inc. Secretary Dorry Tooke
Bronze Sponsor: Guilford Pools, Treasurer Pam Stearns
Distinctive Designs, Smart’n Up Wallcoverings, Past President Suzy Walker
Buff Natural Nail Bar, SSI Design Group, Inc., Admin. Assistant* Margaret Faison
Dolce Dimora, Piedmont Wholesale
2009-2010 ACTIVITIES
Engineered Products, Glenn B. Lavinder, DIRECTORS EDUCATION COUNCIL
The Pink Door Interior Design Studio, A Breath Adult Outreach Rosemary Reed
AND PROJECTS
of Spring, Anonymous Music in the Middle Sandy Weston October 29, 2009
Vice-chair: Cindy Booth Sponsorship of Masterworks
Elementary Concerts Olivia Gillespie
concert at War Memorial
19TH ANNUAL GSG Vice-chair: Linda Wilson
GOLF/TENNIS CLASSIC Auditorium
Youth Orchestra/In-School Kathy Dunn
MAY 10, 2010 Vice-chair: Kathleen Selph November 7 & 8 2009
Starmount Country Club Endowment & Contributions Pat Sevier Symphony of Homes Tour
Chair: Elizabeth Stevens Six lovely homes
Vice-Chair: Sherri Hill FUND-RAISING COUNCIL “A Silver Celebration”
Honorary Chairs: Kim and Mark Littrell Fund-raising Coordinator Kim Littrell
Homes Tour: Ann Warrick December 28, 2009
Thanks to the following for making our Vice-Chair: Peggy Hamilton Symphony Guild
2009 Golf Classic a success Golf Tournament Elizabeth Stephens Presentation Ball
Host: Sedgefield Country Club Vice-chair: Sheri Hill Twenty young women
Tournament Co-Chairs: Super Sale: Co-chairs Leigh Ann Safrit
will be presented this year
Ellen Sanders & Cotten Moring Lindsey Nail
Honorary Chairs: Lin & Steve Bostian Presentation Ball Jo Kennedy March 20, 2010
Vice-chair: Valerie Sutton Super Sale
18th Annual GSG Golf Classic Sponsors: GSG/GSO Joint Kaye Tutterow Offering a variety of quality
SILVER SPONSORS: Environmental Air Sys- merchandise at a reasonable price
tems; Carolina Bank; Smart Choice; Spectrum OPERATIONS COUNCIL
Laboratory Network; Southfield Furniture Corresponding Secretary Karen Claypool May 10, 2010
Historian* Elizabeth Craft 19th Annual Tennis/ Golf Classic
BRONZE SPONSORS: Bank of America; DDC Hospitality: Luncheons Cam Current will be hosted at Starmount
Properties, LLC; Hales & Associates; Lorillard To- Vice-chairs: Kim Jones Country Club
bacco Company; Mother Murphy Laboratories; Christine Marshall
Shamrock Corporation; Source RM; Stearns Fi- Hospitality: Meetings Josie Gibboney May 2010
nancial; Tarheel Paper & Supply Company; Well Vice-chairs: Barbara Braswell Name that Tune Partnership
Springs Retirement Center; Cross Company; Susan Bohn with the GSO
Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Hales & Associates; Membership Frances Vinoski Recipes of Note
TCDI; WYNDHAM Championship Vice-chair: Peggy Lowe A cookbook offering favorite
Programs Peggy Johnson recipes from the Guild.
Hole-in-one Sponsor: Parkwood Ford Vice-chair: Barbara Sanders
Visit www.gsoguild.org for
Parliamentarian Melissa Tankersley
more information on how
Nominations/Awards Suzy Walker
to purchase.
Orchestra Support Brenda MacFadden
Vice-chairs: Annette Mundy
The community’s support of Guild
Karen Jacobs
projects is vital to their success.
MARKETING All income raised is returned to
Newsletter Fray Metcalfe the Orchestra and its education
Newsletter Assistant Editor: Mary Rush programs. We thank each of you
Publications/Website Sher Coromilas for your continuing generosity in
Cookbook Marketing Ellen Sanders supporting these Guild projects.
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Elementary School Concerts College Night
Every year, all third and fourth grade January 21, 2010
students in the Piedmont region hear a College students can
dynamic program by the full GSO. The sign up for free
Elementary School Concerts present tickets and parking
exciting works of orchestral music. The for this special
Elementary School Concerts serve students concert by sending
from the Guilford, Alamance-Burlington, their full name and college name
Asheboro, Randolph, Rockingham, and to college@greensborosymphony.org.
Caswell County school systems.
These concerts frequently include
multimedia presentations and collaborations
with the Greensboro Ballet. In addition to
the concert experience, students and
teachers receive educational resources and
curricular materials that support the concert
OrKIDStra theme. These materials help introduce new
New for 2009-2010, the OrKIDStra program music to students as well as connect the
is moving into the schools! Eight Guilford concert theme to topics across the
County schools with pre-K programs will curriculum.
receive a visit from musicians of the GSO. Guilford County Schools: April 20, 21, 22
Randolph County Schools: April 23
In-School Ensembles Alamance County Schools: April 26
In the winter and spring, all third and fourth Rockingham County Schools: April 29
grade students in Guilford County hear live
performances right in their schools. Music in the Middle Beginning Strings at Peck Elementary
Musicians from the Greensboro Symphony Music in the Middle is an annual concert Support by Lillian Rauch
travel to schools and perform chamber series for all seventh grade students in The GSO’s Beginning Strings Program began
music, demonstrate their instruments, and Guilford County. The concerts present both in 1998, and was established at Peck
help students prepare for the Elementary traditional and contemporary repertoire, Elementary during the 2007-2008 school
School Concerts. The program includes a and aim to expand students’ ideas of year. In the Beginning Strings Program, the
string quintet, brass quintet, woodwind orchestral music. Resources for students GSO provides Guilford County elementary
quintet, and percussion trio. Ensembles and teachers are provided at the beginning schools with string instruments and small
visit different schools each year so that of the school year to enhance the listening group music lessons free of charge.
students hear as many different instruments and learning experience. Key objectives of the program are to
as possible. October 6 and 7 serve a segment of the community that
needs greater access to instrumental music
Student Tickets education, to nurture and develop students’
Students of any age can get $5 tickets to any creative talents, and to prepare students for
Education Sponsor Masterworks concert and $10 tickets to challenging opportunities in music and life.
Pops series concerts. Tickets may be Instruments are supplied and maintained
obtained with a valid student ID at Will Call by the GSO. Instructors for the program
on the night of the concert, or at the GSO have been drawn from GSO musicians with
Box Office during regular hours. significant group teaching experience, string
music education faculty from the University
High School Night — March 25, 2010 of North Carolina at Greensboro School of
High School students can sign up for free Music (UNCG), and UNCG graduate
tickets and parking for this special concert students in string music education. Graduate
by sending their full name and school name students teach in the program with the
to highschool@greensborosymphony.org. guidance of their faculty advisor.

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Preludes
Come early and catch the Prelude! These
pre-concert presentations are designed to
give context to the listening experience.
Speakers are music faculty members at local
colleges and universities. Presenters come
from a range of musical backgrounds and
have specialties in the musical style of the
following concert. Thursday evening Preludes
Hi h School
High S h l Partnership
P t hi start at 6:45 p.m. Saturday evening Preludes
Sponsored by the Greensboro Symphony Guild, this exciting new program continues to begin at 7:00 p.m., and are joined by our
grow. Over the course of each partnership, high school music students receive up- maestro and guest artists.
close performances by GSO musicians, specialized coaching sessions on orchestral
music, and visits from Maestro Sitkovetsky and guest artists. September: Dr. Gregory Carroll, UNCG
Following the in-school presentations and coaching sessions, the high school October: Dr. Joan Titus, UNCG
ensemble performs on stage prior to a GSO Masterworks concert. The high school January: Dr. Wendy Looker, Guilford College
musicians are invited to stay for the concert to hear their mentors perform. February: Dr. David Nelson, UNCG
The GSG and GSO have partnered with Ragsdale High School in 2008 and Grimsley March: Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo,
High School in 2009. The Symphony will work with Weaver Academy and Northern Music for a Great Space
High School during the 2009-2010 school year. May: Dr. Welborn Young, UNCG

Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra


The Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO) enriches the lives of its participants
by providing a professional environment for the study, preparation, and performance of
Music at Midday Series
The Music at Midday series includes eight
music. The GSYO serves the community as a whole by providing high quality, free of
performances by Greensboro Symphony
charge performances, and encouraging and advocating art, music, and music education
chamber ensembles. The performances,
in the Piedmont Triad region. Conductor Fouad Fakhouri joins the GSYO for the 2009-
which are hosted by retirement communities
2010 season.
and other local venues, are free and open to
the public.
The GSYO program now includes five ensembles:
• Youth Orchestra comprised of approximately 80 highly advanced young
musicians. This full orchestra is conducted by Fouad Fakhouri. Twin Lakes
• Youth Philharmonic, a select strings-only ensemble, led by Thursday, January 14, 11:00 a.m.
GSO violinist and music educator Karen Collins. Woodwind Ensemble
• Youth Strings, an intermediate string ensemble, led by Eve Hubbard.
The Village at Brookwood
• Allegro Strings, an ensemble for string players in the first years of
Thursday, January 14, 12:45 p.m.
instruction, led by GSO violinist Stephanie Ezerman
Woodwind Ensemble
• Flute Choir, a new ensemble, conducted by GSO flutist Linda Cykert.
Abbotswood
In the past years, the GSYO has performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall and at the Thursday, January 14, 1:00 p.m.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. In March and April of 2010, the Percussion Ensemble
GSYO will travel to Europe, performing in Vienna, Salzburg and Munich! Visit the Youth Wellspring
Orchestra at www.gsyo.org for more information. Thursday, January 14, 2:15 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble
GSYO CONCERTS Adult Center for Enrichment
December 6, 2009, Greensboro Day School Friday, January 15, 10:30 a.m.
March 21, 2010, Greensboro College String Ensemble
March 26 - April 4, 2010, GSYO Tour to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich Moses Cone
May 23, 2010, Greensboro College Friday, January 15, 12:15 p.m.
String Ensemble
GSYO sponsored by Friends Home West
Friday, January 15, 11:00 a.m.
Brass Ensemble
All of the GSO Education Programs are made possible with the River Landing
support of Lincoln Financial Foundation. Friday, January 15, 12:45 p.m.
Brass Ensemble

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PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Sitkovetsky
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major. & Friends
Op. 11, “Accordion” CHAMBER SERIES
Tchaikovsky’s “Accordion” String Quartet was PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
written in 1871 for a concert of chamber music that String Quartet No. 1 in D Major.
the composer sponsored to raise funds. In spite of a Op. 11, “Accordion”
growing list of students at the Moscow Conservatory, I. Moderato e semplice
the composer’s finances were in need of help and a II. Andante cantabile OCTOBER 30, 2009
friend suggested a public concert of his own music. III. Scherzo: Allegro non tanto UNCG SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The nickname “Accordion” comes from the volume IV. Finale: Allegro giusto RECITAL HALL, 8 P.M.
changes that occur during the opening chords of the Degas Quartet
work. Wonderfully, the second theme begins in the
viola. The second movement is based on a Ukrainian WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
folk song with the words, “Vanya sat on a sofa and Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581,
smoked his pipe.” “Stadler’s Quintet”
The scherzo is inspired by an energetic Russian I. Allegro
Degas Quartet
peasant’s dance. Similarly, the finale is also based on II. Larghetto
a dance until a sudden change in tempo interrupts III. Menuetto
the proceedings before a brief but thrilling coda ends IV. Allegretto con Variazioni
the work. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Stephanie Ezerman, violin
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Maureen Michels, viola
Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, Alexander Ezerman, cello
“Stadler’s Quintet” Kelly Burke, clarinet
Anton Stadler, clarinetist of the Vienna Court
Orchestra, was a friend of Mozart’s who reportedly Music Recital Hall Courtesy
freeloaded off the composer in more ways than of UNCG School of Music
one: staying rent-free in Mozart’s home, borrowing
Stephanie Ezerman
money and not repaying, and perhaps even stealing
from him. In spite of this, Stadler inspired some
beautiful music from the master’s pen, including
tonight’s quintet.
The opening includes not the usual two, but three 7 Ê / , / Ê 9 " 1 Ê ,    /
different themes for the first movement. Although
Maureen Michels
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Alexander Ezerman
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of the Minuets. The first is reserved for the strings
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY Sitkovetsky
(1809-1847) & Friends
Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20 CHAMBER SERIES
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY
Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20
This annotator has long made it a priority to point out I. Allegro moderato con fuoco
the brilliance of the young Mendelssohn. Too often II. Andante
lost behind the fame of Mozart, Mendelssohn’s own III. Scherzo: Allegro JANUARY 22, 2010
genius and prodigious gifts were every bit the equal leggierissimo UNCG SCHOOL OF MUSIC
of the young Mozart’s achievements. A case in point IV. Presto RECITAL HALL, 8 P.M.
is tonight’s octet. Written when he was just sixteen Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
years old, it is difficult to imagine a more mature and Nick Kendall, violin
artistically satisfying work from any composer of his Zach DePue, violin
age in western musical history. John Fadial, violin
The full color of the use of eight instruments is Scott Rawls, viola
apparent right at the start with a rich and warm Eric Koontz, viola
Time for Three
opening sound. The violin then enters with the first Beth Vanderborgh, cello
theme. The second theme is tightly unified to the Ranaan Meyer, bass
first and a blazing coda ends the movement.
The slow movement further explores the TIME FOR THREE: IMPROVISATION
combinations possible from the unusual ensemble,
creating a series of stunning orchestral colors. Music Recital Hall Courtesy
Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Following this is a bright but quiet scherzo that of UNCG School of Music
seems inspired by fairies and wood-nymphs as they
flit about.
The closing movement is full of jocularity and
charm, with a few references to the scherzo’s theme
heard here and there. This is a fully developed and
John Fadial
mature work from a very young mind. Perhaps even
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Sitkovetsky
Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135 & Friends
Sonata for Violin and Piano, L. 140 CLAUDE DEBUSSY CHAMBER SERIES
Debussy spent most of his compositional life Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
avoiding formal names to his pieces. By and large, I. Prologue: Lent
his output instead includes names of works that II. Sérénade: Modérément
suggest the overall quality of inspiration for a animé
specific work. Late in his life, however, he began to III. Finale: Animé MARCH 26, 2010
gravitate toward more traditional names of works Inara Zandmane, piano UNCG SCHOOL OF MUSIC
that included formal connotations, such as etudes Julian Schwarz, cello RECITAL HALL, 8 P.M.
and sonatas. Tonight’s two sonatas come from a
set of six that Debussy planned to compose. His Sonata for Violin and Piano, L. 140
untimely death in 1918 meant that only the first three I. Allegro vivo
would be completed. The cello sonata, written first, II. Intermède: Fantastique
was inspired by the French pantomime, Pierrot, who et léger
Dmitry Inara
despite his clown costume, had a depressed soul III. Finale Sitkovetsky Zandmane
filled with unrequited love. One certainly can sense Inara Zandmane, piano
a deep vein of sadness, particularly in the second Stefani Collins, violin
movement and the interlude in the finale. Debussy
CAMILLE SAINT-SAÊNS
also wrote that in this work the “piano must not
Carnival of the Animals
fight the cello, but accompany it.” In a complete
I. Introduction and March Julian Stefani
contrast, the violin sonata is light and bright and
Royal March of the Lion Schwarz Collins
even humorous at times. This is quite a shock from
II. Hens and Cockerels
a composer lost in the final throws of cancer, and
III. Wild Jackass
greatly burdened by the harsh reality of World
IV. Tortoises
War One. The finale begins with an iteration of the
V. The Elephant
opening theme from the first movement before
VI. Kangaroos
embarking on a modified rondo form. Debra Kelly
VII. Aquarium Pivetta Burke
VIII. People with long ears
CAMILLE SAINT-SAÊNS (1835-1921)
IX. The Cuckoo in the Depths of
Carnival of the Animals
the Woods
Originally written in 1886, The Carnival of the Animals
X. Aviary
was not meant to be heard in public. It was simply
XI. Pianists
composed on a lark for a group of the composer’s Wiley Diane
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friends around carnival time. The reaction was so
XIII. The Swan
fantastic, however, that Saint-Saëns was asked
XIV. Finale
to perform it again by his friend Franz Lizst. Other
Inara Zandmane, piano
than the popular “Swan” movement, however, Saint-
Vincent van Gelder, piano
Saëns refused to allow the work to be published
Debra Pivetta, flute,
until after his death. It ultimately became one of John Vincent
Kelly Burke, clarinet
the composer’s most popular works. It is often Spuller van Gelder
Wiley Sykes, percussion
performed with narration between the movements.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Famous such narrations were penned by Odgen
Stefani Collins, violin
Nash and Peter Schikele (aka P.D.Q. Bach).
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GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924) Sitkovetsky
Chrisantemi (for string quartet) & Friends
Often performed by full string orchestra, hearing Puccini’s CHAMBER SERIES
Chrisantemi with string quartet is a rare treat. Melodic bits GIACOMO PUCCINI
of the two main themes also appear in the composer’s Chrisantemi (for string quartet)
opera Manon Lescaut (1890), which was composed just John Fadial, violin
after the completion of this short and melancholy piece. Andrew Emmett, violin
Noah Hock, viola MAY 21, 2010
OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Beth Vanderborgh, cello UNCG SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Il Tramonto (for mezzo-soprano RECITAL HALL, 8 P.M.
and string quartet) OTTORINO RESPIGHI
The text for this work is Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “The Il Tramonto (for mezzo-soprano
Sunset.” The text speaks of a pair of lovers. One dies and string quartet)
unexpectedly in his youth. The woman, however, passes Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo
away only after many cheerless years of resignation of Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
her loss of her beloved. John Fadial, violin John Andrew
Noah Hock, viola Fadial Emmett
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Beth Vanderborgh, cello
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major,
Op. 114, D. 667, “Trout” FRANZ SCHUBERT
The “Trout” Quintet was a friendly commission from Die Forelle
Sylvester Paumgartner, a music lover and accomplished Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo
Noah Beth
amateur cellist. Paumgartner wanted a work to Inara Zandmane, piano Hock Vanderborgh
complement Hummel’s quintet and requested that
Schubert use his well-known song Die Forelle (“The FRANZ SCHUBERT
Trout”) as the basis for a theme and variations somewhere Quintet for Piano and Strings in
in the quintet. Following his instructions, Schubert kept A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, “Trout”
the instrumentation of the Hummel. The work has since I. Allegro vivace
become known simply as “The Trout Quintet.” Written II. Andante Katherine Dmitry
Ciesinski Sitkovetsky
in the scale of intimate chamber music, the work is III. Scherzo: Persto
quite modest and intimate, but remains charming and IV. Thema: Andantino
attractive throughout. The first movement is a strict V. Finale: Allegro giusto
sonata form. The graceful second movement presents Inara Zandmane, piano
three distinct themes. Unusually, however, they are not Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
subjected to development, but simply restates each a Scott Rawls, viola Inara Brooks
minor third higher. A happy scherzo follows. It features Brooks Whitehouse, cello Zandmane Whitehouse
a contrasting trio that seems surprisingly tame and Emily Rupp, double bass
mannered with the exception of a single outburst. The
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Jim Curry began his music career writing and Bruce Kiesling is currently the Conductor of
performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), the
Life” for his senior play. The song was then voted Los Angeles Philharmonic’s community youth
to be the 1975 class song and Jim was awarded a orchestra initiative inspired by Venezuela’s Rocky Mountain High
Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even world-renowned El Sistema. He is also the
at this early stage in his life Jim’s natural voice Music Director of the Tulare County Symphony
resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. in California. His background encompasses
Embracing the similarities, Jim continued to sing conducting, harpsichord performance, theater, NOVEMBER 21, 2009
and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing and piano work in both classical and popular WESTOVER CHURCH
John’s positive messages of love, humanity and genres. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Dr. 8:00 P.M.
environmental awareness. Kiesling received degrees from the University
The untimely death of John Denver’s in 1997 of Michigan, the University of Miami (Florida) CO-SPONSORED BY
was a tragedy felt over the entire world. Such a and the University of North Carolina School of
void in the musical world left John’s ardent fans the Arts. Bruce spent eight years as Resident
demanding that his music survive. CBS television Conductor for the Greensboro Symphony,
responded by producing a made for TV movie, where he led classical concerts, the Holiday
“Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” in which Concert, the Gospel Concert, the highly
Jim landed an off-camera role singing as the voice successful education concerts, and many
of John Denver. This experience inspired Jim to appearances with Carolina Pops. In addition,
produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts. he served as Music Director and Conductor for
On October 2007, the 10th anniversary of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra,
John’s passing, Jim brought a landmark concert having led the orchestra at the Kennedy Center,
to the stage in Aspen Colorado. It included the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and Carnegie
many of John Denver’s former band members, Hall. Under Dr. Kiesling’s guidance, the youth
some of them for the first time in a tribute show. orchestra program more than doubled in size
Bass player Dick Kniss (who also tours with and expanded to six different ensembles with
Peter Paul and Mary); Songwriter, guitar and dobro more than 200 members. Bruce also led the
player Steve Weisberg (who penned many John Choral Society of Greensboro from 2007-2009.
Denver’s recordings); Banjo player Jim Connor Dr. Kiesling is an active composer of theater
(a former member of the New Kingston Trio music and film scores. He has provided music
and author of the hit song “ Grandma’s Feather for more than twenty productions in the past
Bed”); Legendary guitarist James Burton (Elvis two years, including the feature films “Wesley”
Presley, Ricky Nelson and John Denver); and, in and “Foresight.” His music has been performed
what would be one of his last major performances off-Broadway and in cabarets in New York City
before his passing, singer/songwriter John Stewart and at Triad Stage.
of the famed Kingston Trio. The bold and dynamic
thinking of Curry continues to produce historical CAROLINA POPS SERIES
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neighbor was a Cuban musician. Although playing Jazz in Japan. He is currently producing
Valentine is no longer with the band, they his own music as well as arranging, playing bass
continue to specialize in classic salsa, plus a and piano with West End Mambo.
variety of Latin music styles, including Latin jazz, Steve Blake is a graduate of the Berklee
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
and have grown into a 10-piece band. School of Music. His 25 year career includes live
Cesar Oviedo was born in Nicaragua and performances with R&B artists including The Four
graduated from the National Conservatory of Tops and The Temptations. He performed at the
Music and began his musical career in the city Brevard Jazz Festival with The Matt Kendrick Unit,
of Managua as a bass player with the jazz sharing the bill with the Yellowjackets and Kenny
fusion band Praxis. He plays different styles Garret. He appears on recordings with the Matt
including Brazilian, Rock, Flamenco and Latin Kendrick Unit, the Alan Neese Quintet and the Joe
American Folk. He won first prize in the Festival Robinson Group. Steve is an accomplished writer,
de la Juventud and was Music Adviser for The arranger and recording engineer, producing
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Now in his fifth season as Music Director
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ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST Moody is extremely proud of the orchestra’s
■ Jenn Raithel Newman accomplishments in recent years, and looks
With a diverse repertoire of roles to her credit forward to even greater artistic heights in the
ranging from “Pamina” in Die Zauberflöte to “Sister 2009-2010 season. Since coming to the WSS
Amnesia” in Nunsense, Jenn Raithel Newman’s in 2005, Moody has also been named artistic Broadway Magic!
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a soughtafter performer in Pops and Classics director of the Portland (Maine) Symphony
concerts alike. A frequent performer with The (2008). He is very proud to serve these three FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Phoenix Symphony, recent engagements have excellent performing arts organizations. Moody WESTOVER CHURCH
also included performances with the Detroit served as associate, then resident, conductor 8:00 P.M.
Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony of the Phoenix Symphony from 1998 through
Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony and 2006. He led the orchestra each year in a wide CO-SPONSORED BY
Arizona Musicfest. Ms. Newman makes her variety of concerts, including Classics, Chamber,
home in New York City with her husband, Pops, Family, and the popular presentations
bass-baritone James Newman, and their young of Handel’s Messiah and New Year’s Eve gala.
daughter LylaGrace. For more information His casual manner and ability to speak with
visit www.jennraithelnewman.com ease from the podium have helped novices and
enthusiasts alike gain a greater appreciation
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST for orchestral music. Moody also founded the
■ Joe Cassidy Phoenix Symphony Chorus, and was music
Joe Cassidy has performed leading roles with director of the Phoenix Symphony Youth
numerous Broadway productions including Orchestra for seven years. Maestro Moody is
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 1776, Show Boat, Les a frequent guest conductor with orchestras
Miserables, and A Christmas Carol at Madison across the United States. This season marks
Square Garden. His TV and Film credits include his eleventh year leading the Oklahoma City
Law & Order and Freefall. Cassidy has performed Philharmonic’s Discovery Concert Series for
as a POPS soloist with symphonies across the Children. Other recent and upcoming guest
US in Indianapolis, Baltimore, National Arts
conducting appearances include debuts
Centre, Edmonton, Detroit, Nashville, Ft. Worth,
with the Seattle, Memphis, Ravinia Festival,
Ft. Wayne, Oklahoma City, Naples, Pittsburgh,
Charleston, and Virginia symphonies, as well as
Grand Rapids, New Mexico, Phoenix, and San
return engagements with the Detroit, Houston,
Diego. He continues to work in regional theaters
such as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Indianapolis, Grant Park, Ft. Worth, and
TheaterWorks, Denver Center, Asolo Repertory Anchorage symphonies. In the summer of 2007,
Theater, Ford’s Theatre, Hartford Theaterworks, Moody was conductor-in-residence for the
Casa Manana, NY Stage and Film Festival and Eastern Music Festival (Gerard Schwarz, artistic
the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. director). Born and raised in Greenville, South
Carolina, Moody earned a bachelor’s degree
CAROLINA POPS SERIES in church music from Furman University, with
performing emphasis in both voice and cello. He
PRESENTED BY completed his master of music in conducting at
the Eastman School of Music where he studied
with Donald Neuen.

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Festival, as well as the Nairn Jazz Festival in CAROLINA POPS
Scotland, and has appeared throughout Spain.
In the past year, Hilary has had the honor of recording
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR
with Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Michel LeGrand,
Mulgrew Miller, David Frishberg, Monty Alexander,
■ Stuart Malina Benny Green, Freddy Cole, and concertized alongside
Stuart Malina is Music Director and Conductor of Great American Songbook
Roger Kellaway, Alan Broadbent, Lee Musiker,
the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Malina’s Houston Person, Harry Allen, Joel Frahm, Russell
other appointments have included Music Director Malone, and John Pizzarelli, among others.
of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra from MAY 8, 2010
1996 to 2003 and Associate Conductor of the ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST WESTOVER CHURCH
Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He has guest-
■ Joel Malina 8:00 P.M.
conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra,
Easter Music Festival, Nashville Symphony Pops, Joel Malina is thrilled to be performing once again with
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Opera Delaware, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Symphony. After graduating cum
Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra laude from Yale University in 1986, Joel spent seven
of St. Luke’s, Kansas City Symphony, Louisville years as a musical theater actor, starring in numerous
Orchestra, Opera Delaware and Greensboro Opera. productions around the country, including: the title
Mr. Malina helped create “Movin’ Out” with director roles in Candide at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater and
and choreographer Twyla Tharp, for which he won a George M! at the Fireside Playhouse in Fort Atkinson,
Tony Award for Orchestration with Billy Joel in June Wisconsin; the original cast of Fame: The Musical
2003. He has also served as Associate Conductor at Miami’s Coconut Grove Playhouse, Baltimore’s
of the national touring company of West Side Story Morris Mechanic Theater, and Philadelphia’s Walnut
and as conductor of an international tour of Porgy Street Theater; and the New York productions of The
and Bess. In 1995, Mr. Malina made his acting
Rothschilds, Philemon, and Forever Plaid. Joel continues
debut, sharing the stage with Broadway legends Zoe
Caldwell and Audra McDonald in Terrence McNally’s
to perform as a member of “The Tone Rangers” (an BLUEBELL
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debut in February 2007, conducting The New York the Harrisburg, Greensboro and Charleston (SC)
Pops in an all-Gershwin tribute including Rhapsody in Symphony Orchestras, and in numerous benefit
Blue, conducting from the keyboard. performances (with his brother, Stuart Malina) for
the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Guild and
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Society. Joel lives
■ Hilary Kole in Annandale, Virginia with his wife, Nancy, and their
Hilary Kole began her professional career at the two children, Benjamin and Hallie.
legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer
ever to grace the stage. From there, she appeared
in a sold-out run at the famed Oak Room at the
Algonquin Hotel, made her concert hall debut at
Lincoln Center as part of the “American Songbook
Series” with Jonathan Schwartz, and in June of CAROLINA POPS SERIES
2007, appeared at Carnegie Hall during a Tribute to PRESENTED BY
Oscar Peterson as well as in January, 2008, at the
Canadian Tribute to Dr. Peterson at Roy Thompson
Hall. Additional major concert appearances include
headlining in New York City at Town Hall, Birdland,
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conducts his arrangements of many of Stevie Henry Panion, conductor
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Philharmonic.
He is the creative force behind Gospel Goes
Classical (GGC) featuring Juanita Bynum, JANUARY 29, 2010
Jonathan Butler, the GGC Symphony Orchestra WESTOVER CHURCH
and Choir. Dr. Panion made history topping the Community 8:00 P.M.
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have been bestowed on Dr. Panion as a producer, recipient of the Waljo Gospel Music Award. In Additional Support:
composer, arranger, and orchestrator 1999, he performed the theme for the Special
Dr. Panion’s own works are programmed Olympics World Games (Let Your Dreams
throughout the United States by many of Take Flight). His Fanfare for Celina opened the
this country’s major orchestras, including the inaugural International Igor Stravinsky Festival
Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Cleveland at UNC-Chapel Hill. For the past three seasons,
Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Kent has prepared and conducted the GSO’s
Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Community Gospel Choir. Kent has worked with
Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the National many music notables in various genres including:
Symphony. A select list of other orchestras gospel artists Kurt Carr, Blanche McAllister Eddie
performing Dr. Panion’s works includes San Robinson, Charisse Nelson-McIntosh, Grammy
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Diego, Louisville, North Carolina, Indianapolis, Wintley Phipps and Yolanda Adams. Kent’s work
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Birmingham Metropolitan Orchestra, for which he can be heard on numerous local, regional and
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enjoy a holiday celebration. great music possible in
Fouad Fakhouri, conductor Alamance County.”
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acclaimed tenor won him two Grammy the Salvation Army.
Awards, Best Classical Album and Best Opera
Recording, for his performance as the leading Fouad Fakhouri, conductor
role of Jimmy McIntyre in Kurt Weill’s Rise and See bio on page 19.
Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
In demand around the globe, highlights Appearances by:
of Mr. Griffey’s illustrious career include his Anthony Dean Griffey
performances in leading roles at major opera Summit Figure Skating Club of Greensboro Additional Support By:
houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Bill Flynn WMAG 99.5 FM
Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Choral Society of Greensboro
Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Neill McNeill and Julie Luck
Santa Fe Opera, Glyndebourne, the Paris Opera, Nicholas Kent Relos
the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, and Opera Sir Robert Bell of Clan MacMillan, Bagpiper
Bastille and many more. He has performed as
a concert soloist with every major orchestra in
the USA and throughout the world.
Mr. Griffey, a native of High Point, NC,
recently moved back to the city to care for
family members and donates numerous
performances in the area for local non-profits
and charities. He has been incredibly generous
with his time and talents, which is his way of
giving back to the community of his childhood.

SEASON SPONSORS
SEASON SPONSORS

GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 85


Make it a
night out!
RESTAURANT SPECIALS

The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the fine restaurants listed


below are collaborating to make your concert evenings special nights
out. THE SYMPHONY SUBSCRIBER DINING PACKAGE is offered only
to our Masterworks and Pops season subscribers.
On nights of our performances, the restaurants will offer an entree
special. Each individual restaurant sets the promotional value of this
offer. Please ask your server about any restrictions.
Show your “Symphony Subscriber Dining Card” and your concert
tickets to your server by 6 p.m. on concert nights to ensure adequate
1614-A West Friendly Avenue time for an enjoyable dinner.
Phone: 336.275.6683 Early reservations are recommended. Restaurants not accepting
reservations will honor this promotional special on a first-come, first
VALERIE SUTTON served basis. Gratuity percentage is based on full menu price unless
Proprietor otherwide noted. Tax, alcohol, and other menu items are not included
in the promotion.
To become eligible for the “Symphony Subscriber Dining Card” and
to take advantage of this great offer, call the Greensboro Symphony
Orchestra at 336-335-5456.
Subscribe by January 30, 2010 to receive this offer.

Not Valid on New Year’s Eve and Valentines’ Day


Buy Entrée;
223 South Elm receive one of equal or less
223 South Elm | 272-3331 (per pair of tickets) $25 max; plus 20% gratuity

Bistro Sofia Three-course Prix-fixe $25


Must be seated, ready to order before 6:30pm
616 Dolley Madison | 855-1313

Fleming’s
Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Three-course Prix-fixe $35.95
3342 West Friendly | 294-7790
Giovanni’s
Fine Italian $15 off Dinner for Two
5831 High Point Rd. | 852-8890 $50 minimum order; 18% gratuity

Solaris Buy one entrée,


Tapas Restaurant and Bar receive one of equal or less
125 Summit Ave. | 378-0198 (per pair of tickets), $15 max; plus 20% gratuity

Sweet Basil’s Restaurant Buy one entrée,


620 Dolley Madison Rd. | 632-3070 receive one equal of less
(per pair of tickets), $15 max; plus 18% gratuity

Table 16 Two-Course $24


Globally Influenced New World Entrée & Appetizer or Appetizer & Dessert or
600 South Elm | 279-8525 Entrée & Dinner; plus tax and gratuity

Taste of Thai 20% off entrée


Authentic Thai Cuisine (per pair of tickets)
1500 Mill St. | 273-1318

Undercurrent Restaurant Two-course tasting menu $25


327 Battleground Ave. | 370-1266 ready to order by 6:15pm, plus 20% gratuity

The Greensboro Symphony


thanks our restaurant partners!
Advertiser Index
Please mention that you saw our advertisers in the Greensboro
Symphony Orchestra playbill when you visit or call. Enjoy!
223 South Elm Restaurant ...............................76 Grey Oak Wealth Management ..................... 19 Piedmont Orthopedics ..................................... 87
Abbotswood at Irving Park ..............................22 Guilford College ..................................................74 Portrait Innovations ........................................... 24
Alladin Travel ...................................................... 46 Hanes Lineberry ................................................. 65 Randolph Oil Company .....................................76
Ambleside Gallery ............................................. 28 High Point Bank ..................................................... 2 Rice Toyota ........................................................... 14
AT & T / The Real Yellow Pages .................... 43 Home Instead Senior Care .............................. 84 Riverlanding at Sandy Ridge ........................... 29
Barber Plastic Surgery ...................................... 68 The Hub ............................................................... IFC Schell Bray Aycock Livingston, PLLC ........... 24
Bardy’s Estate Jewelry & Diamonds......... OBC Hyalyn Lamps ..................................................... 86 Senn Dunn Insurance ......................................IBC
BB & T ...................................................................80 In Mozart’s Footsteps .......................................32 Stearns Financial Services Group.................. 62
Benjamin Craig Stationers............................... 86 John Foy Piano Restoration ............................. 36 Taste of Thai Restaurant .................................. 46
Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac ............................22 Jonathan Smith & Co. ........................................74 Time Warner Cable ............................................ 41
Cabot Cheese .....................................................40 June Delugas Interiors.......................................76 Triad Stage ........................................................... 70
Carolina Bank ...................................................... 20 Karat Gold Corner ............................................. 86 UBS ........................................................................60
Carousel Luxury Cinemas ............................... 86 Key Valet .............................................................. 36 UNCG School of Music ....................................60
Centerpointe ........................................................ 21 Leon Wood General Contractor .................... 24 United Arts Council of Greensboro.................8
Cheryl David........................................................64 Lincoln Financial Foundation ...........................33 Village at Brookwood........................................ 82
Classical Voices of NC ......................................32 Mack and Mack ................................................. 36 Wachovia Wealth Management ................... 28
Community One Bank ....................................... 16 Mary’s Antiques................................................. 36 WCPE .................................................................... 47
Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co..................... 47 Masonic & Eastern Star Community ............72 Wellspring Retirement Community ..............10
Designs North, Florist & Interiors ................. 46 McLean Mortgage Corporation..................... 88 WFDD ................................................................... 42
Emma Janes Children’s Specialty ....................6 Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro ........................ 7 Wind Rose .............................................................. 3
EPES .......................................................................80 Morgan Stanley .....................................................9 Wolfe Homes ..........................................................1
Extra Ingredient .....................................................6 Moses Cone Health System ..............................4 WUNC ..................................................................40
Flow Lexus ............................................................ 12 My Dream Kitchen ............................................ 68 YMCA ....................................................................32
Flow Lexus of Greensboro...............................64 New Age Builders ..............................................60 Yost & Little - Triad Partners........................... 84
Fresh Market ........................................................37 New Garden Friends School ............................32 Zaki Oriental Rugs ............................................. 66
Friendly Center ................................................... 62 Noteworthy Piano.............................................. 46 Zeto Wines .......................................................... 65
Friends Home...................................................... 20 O’Henry Hotel/Proximity Hotel ..................... 17
Gilliam Coble and Moser, LLP ........................ 29 Otey Construction ............................................. 78
Greensboro Imaging ......................................... 25 Our State Magazine ........................................... 71
Greensboro Opera Company .........................40 Pennybyrn at Maryfield .................................... 18

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