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Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major

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MAGIC OF MOZART The Texas Tenors:
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Some Enchanted Evening:
RUSSIAN ROMANTICS Mozart Wind Serenade K.388

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January 19 & 21, 2017 C minor for 8 winds
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Dmitry Masleev, piano Mozart Flute Quartet

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January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017
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Tchaikovsky Piano pieces op.72
February 23 & 25, 2017

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Shostakovich Piano Quintet
René Barbera, tenor April 29, 2017

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April 8, 2017 The Symphony Strikes Back!
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April 6 & 7, 2017 K.380 E flat Major
Lucas Debargue, piano Tchaikovsky Piano Trio
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BEHIND THE SCENES
We honor the Centennial of GSO RESOURCES, PROGRAMS, AND CONTRIBUTORS
Board of Directors 11 Contributors 54
American Field Service Chairman of the Board 11 Endowment Fund 57
President & CEO 13 GSO Guild 60
Music Director 15 Preludes 63
(and related organizations) Resident Conductor 19 Music at Midday Series 63
Concertmaster 21 Youth Orchestra 65
Ambulance Drivers Orchestra Personnel 23 Restaurant Specials 92
GSO Musicians 24-27 Advertiser Index 95
who volunteered in 1916 and Corporate Contributors 53

before the United States entered ARTISTIC STAFF
Dmitry Sitkovetsky...........................................................Music Director
World War I Nathaniel Beversluis........................................................Resident Conductor/
Music Director of GSYO
Including FULL TIME STAFF
Lisa Crawford .......................................................................President & CEO
● Ernest Hemingway ● E.E. Cummings Sheila Cauthen ....................................................................Director of Marketing & Sales
Daniel Crupi ..........................................................................Chief Operating Officer
● John Dos Passos ● W. Somerset Maugham Kathleen Jackson ..............................................................Box Office Manager
Darrell E. Pickett................................................................Controller
● Robert W. Service Peter Zlotnick ......................................................................Education Manager

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Vito Ciccone ..........................................................................Production Manager
Derek Jackenheimer .......................................................Marketing and Development Associate
Wendy Rawls ........................................................................Orchestra Personnel Manager
Cynthia Small .......................................................................Administrative Assistant
John Spuller .........................................................................Orchestra Librarian
Nancy J. R. Wells ...............................................................Development & Marketing Assistant

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Dear Symphony Supporter,
So many wonderful things are happening GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
in our community because of the Greensboro
Symphony. I am pleased to tell you that the GSO’s
2016-2017 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
education programs touching 50,000+ students
in public schools across four counties are some of Chairman Garson Rice
the furthest reaching in the Southeastern United Chairman-Elect & Co-Chair - Development Charles Compton
States. And did you know that the arts are a $118 Past Chair & Vice Chair Management Committee Robert Green
Vice Chair Scott Duggan
million industry each year in Guilford County and
Asst. Vice Chair - Legal Holt Gwyn
a catalyst for downtown economic development,
Vice Co-Chair - Development Peggy Hamilton
especially the impending Steven Tanger Center? Vice Chair - Artistic Advisory Tim Smyth
The Greensboro Symphony is important to our community for these reasons Assistant Vice Chair - Artistic Advisory Sam LeBauer
and many more. I feel it is our responsibility as patrons and citizens to steward Vice Chair - Marketing Kim Littrell
it to even greater heights. Chair of GSO Endowment Fund Trustees Lisa Bullock
No greater stewards for this organization exist than our dear and valued Secretary Shawn Houck
partners in the Greensboro Symphony Guild. The Guild has prepared a year of Asst. Secretary Myrna Carlock
exciting events in support of our incredible Symphony. I sincerely hope that Treasurer Phil Petros
you will join us for each of them. Asst. Treasurer Ryan Homer
The GSO’s Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series Guild President Sharon Kasica
Guild President-Elect Dorry Tooke
remains stellar under the devoted leadership of “I challenge you *President & CEO Lisa Crawford
Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky, starring season-
long international talent, in particular cello to stretch your *Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky

boundaries and
*Ex-Officio
sensation Zuill Bailey and rising operatic star
René Barbera.
The Tanger Outlets POPS Series, under the explore something
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dennis Askew Ryan Homer Carole L. Moore
dynamic direction of Nate Beversluis, is one of new with the Lisa Bullock Shawn Houck Anne Mueller
the best in years, with the return of The Texas
Tenors, Broadway, Swing and more. GSO this year.” Charles Calkins
Myrna Carlock
DK Jeong
Suzanne Johnson
David Parker
Phil Petros
Finally, I encourage you to attend Dima and Vanessa Carroll Bob Jones Dale Phipps
Chip Compton Kim Jones Carol Rauch
my beloved Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series for a more Amy Conley Orton Jones Garson Rice, Jr.
intimate experience. Gustav Mahler himself once said: “In its beginnings, Betsy Craft Sharon Kasica Peter Rogers
music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space Bert Davis, Jr. Ches Kennedy Susan Schwartz
Don DeRosa Bob Klepfer Anne Smith
by a small audience.” I invite you to come and experience art as it was always Scott Duggan Katie Klod Tim Smyth
intended—as an intimate, highly personal celebration. Eric Eley Andrea Knupp Dennis Stearns
Music is just like each of us—it is diverse, it is unique and all of it is Peggy Follin Ann Kroupa Steven Thaggard
Robert Green Sveta Krylova Dorry Tooke
interesting as well as worthwhile. I challenge you to stretch your boundaries
Patrick Guido Joe LeBauer Bernadette Trinidad
and explore something new with the GSO this year. As my father once told Fred Guttman Sam LeBauer Margaret White
me, arts in a community define the difference between truly living and merely Holt Gwyn Kim Littrell Myron White
existing. The arts, and in particular our Symphony, help create a vibrant, Peggy Hamilton Lisa Lloyd Kathleen Whitmire
Bob Harris Bernie Mann Corey Williams
stimulating life for each of us that can be wholly transformative. Kathy Manning
So this year, while attending any of our performances, I encourage you to
listen not only with your ears, but also with your heart. PAST BOARD CHAIRS
Miles H. Wolff 1959-67 Robert O. Klepfer, Jr. 1993-95
Sincerely, Douglas M. Orr 1967-72 David F. Parker 1995-97
L.L. Weltner 1972-74 Joyce Kiser 1997-98
Charles L. Weill 1974-75 John O.H. Toledano 1998-00
Miles H. Wolff 1975-76 David Routh 2000-02
Samuel G. Wilson 1976-80 Ann E. Kroupa 2002-04
Garson Rice, Jr. Joy Morrison 1980-83 Carole Lineberry-Moore 2004-06
Chairman of the Board Bernard Mann 1983-85 Robert Braswell 2006-08
Albert S. Lineberry, Sr. 1985-87 Dennis Stearns 2008-10
Anne Daniel 1987-89 Robert Harris, Jr. 2010-12
Lewis R. Ritchie 1989-91 Susan Schwartz 2012-14
Robert E. Lavietes 1991-93 Robert Green 2014-16

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Dear Symphony Supporter, music matters so deeply. In today’s world, perhaps it is the most
important reason.
Music communicates in powerful The Greensboro Symphony’s mission is centered on providing
ways when language often fails. just this kind of environment for creating a community space
In isolation, music cannot stop to open minds. We achieve it through our Masterworks and
terrorism, heal the environment, or Chamber series, reaching back to view the world through the
solve the world's other great problems; lenses of Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, and others. We engage the
but it can open a dialogue to help music of today with our POPS Series, be it Broadway or Beatles.
listeners gain a new understanding or Through our educational programs, we shape the leaders of
feel a touch of compassion. tomorrow. Most importantly, we bring people together to share a
Composer John Cage once wrote: live performance and create social capital.
"Changing things radically is simple. You merely change your Let’s experience the Greensboro Symphony’s season together
mind.” Music alone may not and discover our common ground through the language of music.
accomplish this, but it does make
minds more susceptible to change.
“Music Sincerely,
Music creates a space for people communicates
of differing cultures, religions, and in powerful ways
mindsets to share experiences,
to engage with a language that when language Lisa Crawford
transcends boundaries. This is often fails.” lcrawford@greensborosymphony.org
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Dmitry Sitkovetsky
As an artist whose creativity defies categorising, Dmitry has built up an active and
successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, festival director & also a TV presenter.
A renaissance man and a magnetic creative force, Dmitry Sitk- Yefim Bronfman, Gary Graffman, Sir Antonio Pappano, and others.
ovetsky has made a considerable impact on every aspect of musical life Addressing them as a life-long friend and a musical collaborator, Mr.
and has been successful as a performer, creator and facilitator for over Sitkovetsky achieved unprecedented candour and intimacy in these
four decades. His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in conversations. The series has been picked up by Medici.tv for world-
several hundred recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection wide streaming, and plans are underway for international TV distribu-
of chamber repertoire. Among the recent releases are the complete tion.
Mozart Violin Sonatas with Antonio Pappano and Konstantin Lif- The same agenda of returning classical music into the realm of
schitz (Hänssler Classic) and Dutilleux’s L’Arbre des Songes with the cultural relevance is at the heart of Mr. Sitkovetsky’s collaborations
Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss Jansons (Concertgebouw Live). with star dancers, writers, and
In October 2016, Dmitry Sitkovetsky will inaugurate a new cham- actors, including his work with
ber music series in New York City, presented by the Aspect Foundation the multiple Emmy winner
for Music and Arts. The coming season will also have a particular focus Peter Coyote on Copland’ Lin-
on maestro’s home town, starting with a special concert celebrating coln Portrait, Britten’s Young
the 150th anniversary of his alma mater, the venerable Moscow Con- Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
servatory. He will return to play the Beethoven Violin Concerto with and Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev, the As a conductor, Mr. Sit-
Berg Violin Concerto with the Moscow Symphony and Pavel Kogan, kovetsky has held artistic
and to play and conduct Yuri Bashmet’s New Russia orchestra in a pro- leadership positions with the
gramme of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, Bernstein’s Serenade for Vio- Ulster Orchestra, the Russian
lin and Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s music for Midsummer Night’s State Orchestra, and Orquesta
Dream. Mr. Sitkovetsky is also looking forward to a month-long tour Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon. In
of Japan, which will include a residency at the Tokyo University of the 1990, he founded the New Eu-
Arts (Geidai) and a compelling programme of music by John Cori- ropean Strings orchestra (NES),
gliano, John Adams, and Ottorino Respighi with the Japan Century bringing together the most distinguished string players from the top
Orchestra in Osaka. A collaboration with the musicians of Staatska- European ensembles for special touring and recording projects, most
pelle Dresden at the Shostakovich Festival at Gohrisch, exploring and recently at the Enescu Festival. As a guest conductor, Mr. Sitkovetsky
illuminating the art of transcription, will wrap up this extraordinary recently collaborated with San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Or-
season. chestra, London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, NDR Hannover,
Mr. Sitkovetsky’s name is inextricably linked to the iconic Gold- Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Metro-
berg Variations, which he has transcribed for a string orchestra and a politan Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, among
string trio. This work has taken on a life of its own, enjoying regular others. He is looking forward to his 14th season as the Music Director
performances and acclaimed recordings by the world’s best musicians. of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina, where he
Inspired by its unqualified success, Mr. Sitkovetsky went on to arrange has served as an artistic catalyst for the creation of Steven Tanger Per-
over 50 works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Tchaikovsky, forming Arts Center, designed to become the orchestra’s new home.
Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Schnittke. Since 2013, thousands Given his unique ability to turn any project into an extraordinary
have enjoyed the Medici broadcast of his arrangement of the Chopin and highly anticipated artistic event, Mr. Sitkovetsky has been invited
Preludes, commissioned by the Verbier Festival for its 20th anniver- to create, develop and lead a number of festivals throughout his career,
sary and performed by Yuri Bashmet, Leonidas Kavakos, Gauthier most notably the Korsholm Music Festival in Finland in the 1980’s,
Capuçon, and other stars. Earlier this season, Mr. Sitkovetsky unveiled the Seattle International Music Festival and the Silk Route of Music
his transcription of Stravinsky’s Le baiser de la Fee, which was com- Festival in Baku in the 1990’s, as well as the Festival del Sole in Tus-
missioned by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and premiered by cany, where his NES orchestra was in residence from 2003 to 2006.
Augustin Hadelich at Carnegie Hall, effectively adding a new violin Since the vitality of classical music relies on the immediate and
concerto to Stravinsky’s legacy. active connection between the composer and the performer, Mr. Sitk-
Driven by desire to share the fascination of music and musicians ovetsky has cultivated strong partnerships with people like Dutilleux,
with the widest possible audience, Mr. Sitkovetsky created a compel- Penderecki, Schnittke, Pärt, and Rodion Shchedrin, who has written
ling series of 11 episodes for Russian national TV (Kultura) profiling several works for him as conductor and violinist. His repertoire in-
the world’s most extraordinary musicians: Evgeny Kissin, Barbara cludes concertos composed for him by John Casken, Krzystof Meyer,
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Nate Beversluis Nate Beversluis leads the GSO Pops series, conducts a variety of holiday and
special events concerts, and serves as musical assistant and cover conductor to Maestro
Dmitry Sitkovetsky. He has recently been seen on the Masterworks series covering an
all-Tchaikovsky program, and well as conducting Brahms, Beethoven, and Shostakovich
violin concertos with Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Nate has also developed his own brand of
riotously entertaining concerts for children which reach 50,000 students in Guilford and
surrounding counties annually through school and Family concerts.
Nate loves working with young orchestras and currently serves as Music Director of
the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra (www.gsyo.org). Under his direction they
recently recorded “Taking it Home,” an album of American and North Carolina-oriented
music, available at CDBaby.com, featuring Nate as pianist and conductor. He has also
guest conducted all-state and youth orchestras of Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and
Florida.
Nate is also active as a pianist and composer in multiple genres. His compositions have
won awards from ASCAP and BMI, his arrangements have been performed by Colorado
Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, North Carolina Brass Band, and
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and premieres this season include Purdue University
Wind Ensemble and Indiana Wind Symphony. In additional to writing original music,
Nate enjoys creating unique contemporary arrangements of American songbook classics
for jazz artists as well as transcribing existing classical music for other instrumentations
and ensembles. His catalog and other information can be browsed online at
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Winston-Salem Symphony, the Tokyo and American Quartets and Isidore Cohen of the
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Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Personnel
VIOLIN I VIOLA FLUTE TROMBONE
Marjorie Bagley, Concertmaster Scott Rawls, Principal Debra Reuter-Pivetta, Principal Brian French, Principal
Greensboro Symphony Guild Chair Kathleen Price Bryan Memorial Chair by Linda Cykert, Flute II/Piccolo Dave Wulfeck, Trombone II
Fabrice Dharamraj, Kathleen Bryan Edwards and Family Linda B. and Maurice Jennings Chair Frederick Kent Wilkins Memorial Chair
Associate Concertmaster Eric Koontz, Associate Principal by Kaye Andrews Wilkins and Children
Carla Copeland-Burns, Piccolo/Flute III
Chair in Honor of Caroline Lee Maureen Michels, Assistant Principal Richard Kelly Bowles, Jr. Memorial Chair Erik J. Salzwedel, Bass Trombone
Wendy Rawls, Assistant Concertmaster Garson L. Rice, Jr. Chair by by Louise H. and R. Kelly Bowles Family Alice Wilson Pearce Chair
Beverly Cooper Moore and Catherine G. Rice and Children Foundation by Woody Pearce
Irene Mitchell Moore Chair Catherine Box
Colleen Chenail Betty F. and Robert P. Williams Chair OBOE TUBA
Rachel Smothers Hull and Worth Brantley Anne DiPiazza Mary Ashley Barret, Principal Brad Pino, Principal
Hull Chair The Michael and Anna Lodico Chair Fraser Family Chair by
Karen Collins by Flo and Bill Snider Susan and Bill Fraser TIMPANI
Mary Ellen and Elizabeth Anne Kavanagh Simon Ertz Anna Lampidis, Oboe II/English horn Peter Zlotnick, Principal
Chair by Ellen C. and B. John Kavanagh Noah Hock Mr. Lenoir Chambers Memorial Chair
Andrew Emmett Caroline Jones by Mr. Lenoir Chambers Wright PERCUSSION
George W. Dickieson Chair GSO Conductor Camille Prescott-Archer +Matthew Covington, Oboe lll Wiley Arnold Sykes III, Principal
1951-1963 by Anna Dickieson Gizem Yücel Barbara B. and Robert E. Lavietes Chair
Beverly Naiditch, Assistant Principal
Matvey Lapin Jeanne Maxwell Hassell Chair
Lynn Carroll Haley Chair by Michael W. Haley CELLO CLARINET by Charles M. Hassell
Ruth Metheny Alexander Ezerman, Principal Kelly Burke, Principal Drums, Wiley Arnold Sykes III
Marie C. and Ed Faulkner Chair TBD, Assistant Principal Edwin Riley, Clarinet II R. Bradford Lloyd Chair by
by Marie C. and Ed Faulkner Kay Bryan Edwards Chair Elaine Wolf Cone Memorial Chair Mary Ruth and Robert B. Lloyd, Jr.
Nonoko Okada by Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. by Barbara S. and Herman Cone, Jr. Xylophone, John R. Beck
Sally London Hobbs Memorial Chair Melodee Earnhardt Mark Cramer, Bass Clarinet Hughlene Bostian Frank and
by Johnnye and J.T. Hunter The Brough-Webber Chair Royce O. Reynolds Chair William Allen Frank Chair
Janet Orenstein by Elizabeth Brough Webber by Jane W. Reynolds Mike Austin
Dorothy G. Frank Chair by Stanley M. Frank and William R. Webber John E. and Martha S. Chandler Chair
*Ramilya Siegel Brenda Fincher BASSOON
Michael Lasley
James Autha Freeze Memorial Chair Joan T. and William L. Hemphill Chair Carol L. Bernstorf, Principal Thomas E. and Elaine R. Wright Chair
by J. Thurman and Peg Freeze Jennifer Alexandra Johnston Mark Hekman, Bassoon II Colin Tribby
Nicolae Soare Joy C. Morrison Chair Walter W. King, Jr. Memorial Chair Lillian Daley Brown Memorial Chair
Janie C. and E. Kemp Reece Chair by William H. Morrison, Jr. by Elizabeth Yates King by the Massey Trust through Nancy C.
Jean Von Berg Sykes *Gina Pezzoli Amber Ferenz Spuller, Contra/Bassoon III and Alex S. Brown, Jr.
David Vincent Sherman Chair Greensboro Opera Company Chair Joyce C. Kiser Memorial Chair
by Ann, Beth and Becky Sherman by Peggy and Phil Johnson by Mose Kiser, Jr. and Family HARP
TBD Lee Richey Helen Rifas, Principal
Lucy and Clark Dixon Memorial Chair The Kroupa Family Chair by HORN Eleanor Downes Mewborn Chair
by Jack C. Dixon Bob and Ann Kroupa Robert Campbell, Principal In Memory of Carolyn Riddle Downes
Marcia Riley Lynn Beck, Horn II
VIOLIN II Preston Wylie Keith and Martha Carole Swope Monroe Chair PIANO/CELESTA
Stephanie Ezerman, Principal Elizabeth Allred Keith Chair by by Edwin Brent Monroe Nancy Johnston, Principal
Emi Hildebrandt, Associate Principal Dr. Preston Keith and Marty Keith Irene Mitchell Moore and Beverly
Timothy Papenbrock, Horn III
Alison Lawson, Assistant Principal Worth Williams Ethel Clay Price Memorial Chair Cooper Moore Chair
David Mullikin Dr. William R. and by Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund Fred Pivetta
Alice Mae and William M. Lineberry Beverley C. Rogers Chair Contemporary Piano Chair by
David Doyle, Horn IV
Memorial Chair by Helen and Richard and Danahy Family Chair by Mary C. Willie and Lisa Bullock
Albert S. Lineberry, Sr. BASS Richard Danahy and Patrick Danahy
Jorge Rodriguez Ochoa John P. Spuller, Principal
Lynn R. Prickett Memorial Chair by the Michael Ashton, Assistant Principal TRUMPET Music Librarian
Lynn R. and Karl E. Prickett Fund Carolyn J. Maness Chair John P. Spuller
Anita Cirba, Principal
Julia Reeves by John R. Maness Peter B. Bush Memorial Chair by Stage Manager
Sidney J. Stern, Jr. Memorial Chair Mara Barker Mary Ann Bush and Children Vito Ciccone
by Katherine G. Stern C. Scott Lee Chair by Ken Wilmot, Trumpet II
Amelia Weesner Caroline M. and N. Clayton Lee Barbara S. and Herman Cone, Jr. Chair by Orchestra Personnel Manager
Ellen and Gary Taft Chair Virginia Masius Donna M. and Herman Cone III Wendy Rawls
Luci White Richard W. and Carlotta M. Karl J. Kassner, Trumpet III
Treleaven Memorial Chair by The Austin Family Chair by *On Leave One Year
The Jimmie Irene Johnson Memorial Chair
by Dr. Harry W. Johnson and Family Carl W. and Lina Z. Treleaven Patricia Austin Sevier +One-Year Contract
Jan Mixter String personnel listed in alphabetical order
Bu Scherf

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Up Close: GSO Musicians
Mara Barker Catherine Box
Bass Viola
UNCG School of Music- MM UNCG - MM
Ball State - BM Baylor University - BME
Hobbies: Cooking and baking, Hobbies: Cooking, watching
reading, hiking, herpetology Rangers baseball, Baylor
basketball, and US soccer
Quote: “Where words fail,
music speaks.” Quote: “It's the job that's never
– Hans Christian Andersen started as takes longest to finish.”
– Samwise Gamgee

Mary Ashley Barret Carla Copeland-Burns
Principal Oboe Piccolo/Flute III
Florida State University - DMA University of Cincinnati College
Baylor University - MM - Conservatory of Music DMA
Eastman School of Music - BM New England Conservatory - MM
Florida State University - BM
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, biking,
annual summer ‘pilgrimage’ out Hobbies: Traveling, reading,
west to visit family and recharge finding great restaurants
Quote: “Music alone has the secret Quote: “More piccolo!”
of making me smile and touching – Dmitry Sitkovetsky
me to the bottom of my soul.”
– W.A. Mozart

Carol Bernstorf Anne Peacock DiPiazza
Principal Bassoon Viola
Eastman School of Music UNCG - BM & MM in Piano
and Northwestern University - MM UNCG - MEd in Middle Grades
Indiana University - BM Education
Hobbies: Running, kayaking, Hobbies: Reading, water
bicycling, and sewing aerobics, cooking
Quote: "A diamond is a chunk of Quote: “Music expresses that
coal that did well under pressure." which cannot be said and on
which it is impossible to be
silent.”
– Victor Hugo

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Up Close: GSO Musicians
Andrew Emmett Noah Hock
Violin I Viola
Eastern New Mexico University University of Puget Sound - BM
UNC School of the Arts UNCG School of Music - MM
Hobbies: Travel, food, Hobbies: Disc golf, homebrewing
philosophical conversations, folk
Quote: “You may say I'm a
music from different countries
dreamer, but I'm not the only
Quote: “Do unto others as you one. I hope someday you'll join
would have them do unto you.” us, and the world will live as one.”
– John Lennon

Simon Ertz Jennifer Alexandra
Viola Johnston
UNCG School of Music - DMA Cello
Michigan State Univeristy - MM
Royal Northern College of Music- BM UNC School of the Arts - MM, BM
Hobbies: Outdoors, gardening, Hobbies: Reading, swimming,
running, hiking; All of them are nannying, and playing with cats
even better when I am doing Quote: "There are two means of
them with my family. refuge from the misery of life —
Quote: “I tell you, we are here on music and cats.”
Earth to fart around, and don't – Albert Schweitzer
let anybody tell you different.”

Mark Hekman Caroline Jones
Bassoon II Viola
Ohio State University - MM UNC School of the Arts - BM
Ithaca College - BM
Hobbies: Cooking, reading,
Hobbies: Running, cycling, and event planning, volunteering in
playing with my three kids ministry and community,
Quote: “As a retired professional plus-size modeling
cyclist and active bassoonist, I am Quote: “When I die, I want to be
always in awe of the similarities empty, having done and given
between the world of music all that I can to others in sharing
and the world of athletics." my gifts.”

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Up Close: GSO Musicians
Eric Koontz Ruth Metheny
Associate Principal Viola Violin
UNCG School of Music - DMA Austin Peay State University - BS,
Yale University of Music - MM UNCG – MM
Cincinnati College Conservatory
of Music - BM Hobbies: Spending time outdoors,
hiking, bicycling, and reading
Hobbies: Reading, poetry, cooking,
and hiking Quote: “When I admire the
wonders of a sunset or the beauty
Quote: “Facts bring us to knowledge, of the moon, my soul expands in
but stories lead to wisdom.” the worship of the creator.”
– Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen – Mahatma Gandhi

Anna Lampidis Tim Papenbrock
Oboe II/English Horn Horn III
UNCG - DMA; Yale University - MM UNC School of the Arts
University of Miami, Florida - BM New World School of the Arts
Hobbies: Spending time with my Hobbies: Cooking, camping,
family: husband Ron; Nicholas, 13, snowboarding, and lots of
and Julianna; traveling, gardening, reading!
and cooking
Quote: “Think of how stupid the
Quote: “A painter paints pictures on average person is, and realize half
canvas. But musicians paint their of them are stupider than that.”
pictures on silence.” – George Carlin
– Leopold Stokowski

Alison Lawson Camille Prescott-Archer
Assistant Principal Violin II Viola
UNC School of the Arts - MM, BM Salem College
Bowling Green State University - MM
Hobbies: Rowing and tennis UNC School of the Arts - BM
Quote: “The next time you’re faced North Carolina Central University
with something that’s unexpected, Hobbies: Crafts, Reading
unwanted, or uncertain, consider
that it just may be a gift.” Quote: “I can do ALL things
– Stacey Kramer through Christ which
strengthened me.”
– Philippians 4:13

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Up Close: GSO Musicians
Lee Richey Bu Scherf
Cello Bass
University of Wisconsin-Madison - DMA Boston University - MFA
Southern Methodist University - MM UNC School of the Arts - BFA
UNC School of the Arts - BM
Hobbies: Cooking for my friends
Hobbies: Reading, writing, tennis, and family; Playing the accordion;
cycling, hiking swimming, and Studying Indo-European languages;
figure skating feeding stray cats
Quote: "Performance is the art of Quote: “Law is the Ultimate Science”
controlled ecstasy."
– Elaine Lee Richey

Helen Rifas Amelia Weesner
Principal Harp Violin II
University of Michigan - AMLS UNC School of the Arts - MM, BM
University of Oregon - MM
Reed College - BA Hobbies: Spending time with my
husband and four sweet children
Hobbies: Reading, vegetable
gardening, day hikes with my Quote: “Be present in all things and
husband and our Border Collie thankful for all things.”
– Maya Angelou
Quote: "The life so short,
the craft so long to learn."
– Chaucer

Erik J. Salzwedel Gizem Yucel
Bass trombone Viola
Stony Brook University (SUNY) - MM UNCG School of Music - DMA
UNC School of the Arts - BM State University of New York at Purchase - AD
Bilkent University Faculty of Music and
Hobbies: Composing, arranging, Performing Arts - MM
investing, traveling, skating, and Hacettepe University Ankara State
satire Conservatory - BA
Quote: “Was mich nicht umbringt, Hobbies: Observing autopsies,
macht mich stärker. (What does horseback riding, Tango, cooking
not kill me, makes me stronger.)”
Quote: “Your task is not to seek for
– Friedrich Nietzsche
love, but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself that
you have built against it.”
– Rumi

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artists, authors and intellectuals in a year-long series of events, exploring war and peace through the
arts and humanities over the past century.

FALL 2016 FEATURED EVENTS:
COLLAGE WARTORN
Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. Oct.14 , 6:00 p.m.
UNCG Auditorium Claxton Room, Elliott University Center

ARMS AND THE MAN A TRIBUTE TO JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Opens Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Pyrle Theater, Triad Stage UNCG Auditorium

3RD ANNUAL GREENSBORO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL CREATING PEACE: SCULPTING WAR IN
Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. MOZAMBIQUE
Geeksboro Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m.
WAR AND PEACE REIMAGINED Weatherspoon Art Museum
Sept. 29, 8:00 p.m.
UNCG Auditorium
FALL DANCES
Nov. 18 & 19, 8:00 p.m.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Dance Theater
Opens Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Taylor Theatre
LYNN HARRELL
Dec. 3, 8:00 p.m.
ACHIEVING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TORTURE Recital Hall
Oct. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Center

EXPLORE. ENGAGE. ENVISION.

for more information about events, visit:

warandpeace.uncg.edu

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2016-2017 SEASON

War & Peace Reimagined
GUEST ARTISTS CONCERT PROGRAM

Dr. Kevin Geraldi UNCG Orchestra Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op.19 MASTERWORKS
Andantino
SERIES SPONSOR
Scherzo: Vivacissimo
Moderato – Allegro moderato
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
UNCG Symphony
Kevin Geraldi, conductor
Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi is Asso- The UNCG Orchestra program
ciate Professor of Conducting at is recognized for performance SEPTEMBER ��, ����
the University of North Carolina excellence, adventurous program- INTERMISSION
UNCG Auditorium
at Greensboro. In this capacity, ming, and high artistic stan-
he directs the overall orchestral dards. The UNCG Orchestras are 8:00 p.m.
program, conducts the UNCG comprised of three ensembles: Dmitri Shostakovich
SPONSORED BY
Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic University Symphony Orchestra, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op.65
Band, and Casella Sinfonietta, Sinfonia, and Gate City Camerata. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
and is associate conductor of the These diverse offerings allow stu- Allegretto
UNCG Wind Ensemble. In ad- dents the opportunity to perform
dition, he teaches graduate and repertoire for ensembles rang- Allegro non troppo
undergraduate conducting. He ing from the largest cornerstone Largo
coordinates the Southeast Honors and contemporary works for full Allegretto
String Festival, is associate direc- orchestra, to intimate pieces for Greensboro Symphony
tor of the UNCG Summer Music chamber orchestra, to string or- OCTOBER �, ����
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor UNCG Auditorium
Camp, and works with the Caro- chestra.
lina Band Festival and Conductors The UNCG Symphony Orches- 8:00 p.m.
Conference. Dr. Geraldi appears tra is a highly select ensemble of
SPONSORED BY
regularly as a guest conductor and approximately ninety students
he maintains an active schedule as majoring in music, including un-
a clinician throughout the coun- dergraduates, masters and doc- REGANESS
WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP
try. He has presented clinics at the toral candidates. Members of the of Wells Fargo Advisors
North Carolina and South Caro- Symphony have achieved numer-
lina Music Educators Association ous individual honors including
Conferences, and at National and solo competition awards on re-
Southern Division CBDNA Con- gional and national levels, scholar-
ventions. ships, undergraduate teaching fel-
He has performed in the Music lowships, graduate assistantships
Center at Strathmore, at the na- and fellowships, and elite summer
tional CBDNA convention in Aus- festivals. Many students perform
tin, Texas, twice at the NCMEA actively with professional orches-
conference, and recorded several tras around the Piedmont region
commercially available compact or appear as regular substitutes
— continued next page — — continued next page —
PRELUDES

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Learn more about this evening's music
with Dr. Gregory Carroll. Preludes begin at
7:15PM Thursday and 7:00PM Saturday in
— Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s bio on page 15 — the Downstairs Lobby.

SEASON SPONSORS

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PROGRAM NOTES GUEST ARTIST BIOS
continued from previous page
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op.19 Geraldi —
In order for Prokofiev to compose during this performance was delayed. By the time discs. A proponent of contemporary mu-
the strife of World War I, the composer of the first performance in Paris in 1923, sic and chamber music, he has commis-
and his mother moved to a small town Prokofiev had difficulty finding a well-known sioned and premiered numerous compo-
in Caucasus, a region of Russia between violin soloist. Sergei Koussevitzky conducted sitions and published articles in leading
the Black and Caspian Seas, where the 24- the premiere and Marcel Darrieux, his journals. His compact disc leading the
year old Prokofiev fell in love with Nina concertmaster, played the solo. Minerva Chamber Ensemble, featuring
Meshcherskaya. Unfortunately, her family Parisian audiences in the 1920s were fond nonets by Johannes Brahms and Louise
refused to allow the romance to continue of music that pushed established boundaries. Farrenc, is available on the Centaur Re-
and ended the relationship. During this time, After all, they had heard Stravinsky’s “Rite cords label.
in 1915, the composer decided to write a of Spring” a little more than a decade earlier. Dr. Geraldi holds his Doctor of Mu-
concertino for violin and orchestra. Many However, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto was sical Arts and Master of Music degrees
writers believe that the opening theme of the considered somewhat too romantic for the in conducting from the University of
work was influenced by Prokofiev’s romance. audience’s taste. It was not until Hungarian Michigan where he studied with H. Rob-
Other compositions then took precedence violinist, Joseph Szigeti, began performing ert Reynolds and Michael Haithcock. He
for Prokofiev, especially his opera, “The the work that Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto received his Bachelor of Music Education
Gambler.” When he returned to the work for began to be noticed. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University,
violin and orchestra, he enlarged the one- where he studied conducting with Steven
movement concertino into a three-movement Eggleston. Dr. Geraldi is a recipient of the
concerto. The premiere was planned in St. Thelma A. Robinson Award, presented bi-
Petersburg, then Petrograd, in 1917, but ennially by the Conductors Guild and the
National Federation of Music Clubs. He
is a member of the Conductors Guild, the
College Orchestra Directors Association,
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) the College Band Directors National As-
Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op.65 sociation, Music Educators National Con-
Shostakovich’s life held many challenges and beauty will triumph.” ference, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha
because of the tension between the music Later, the composer gave a different Sinfonia, and a National Arts Associate of
he wished to compose and the often harsh interpretation of his music. He said it was “an Sigma Alpha Iota.
reaction of the Communist authorities. Some attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war.”
of his music compositions were well received; In a brutally honest statement, he added: “I
others were severely criticized. As one can
imagine, the years of World War II added
feel eternal pain for those who were killed by
Hitler, but I feel no less pain for those killed on
UNCG Orchestra —
significant stress to the composer because all Stalin’s orders. I suffer for everyone who was with organizations like the North Caroli-
creative artists were encouraged to support tortured, shot, or starved to death.” na Symphony and North Carolina Opera,
Soviet propaganda through their works. Symphony No.8 was written in just a little and graduates have gone on to success-
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7, the more than two months in the summer of ful careers in major orchestras, military
“Leningrad,” was a tremendous triumph 1943. The first performance was by the USSR bands, university teaching positions, and
because it memorialized the long takeover Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yevgeny public school music education positions.
of the city by the Germans. As victory in the Mravinsky. The audience reaction was very The UNCG Symphony Orchestra pe-
war was apparent, the authorities had hoped positive, but, within five years, the work was riodically tours the state and region, and
that the composer’s Symphony No.8 would be withdrawn from the repertoire by the Soviet a recent review in the Classical Voice of
more optimistic. They were disappointed by authorities. North Carolina described the orchestra's
the gloom they interpreted from the music. The Symphony has five movements and is performance as, "dramatic and incisive,"
Shostakovich did not feel this music was scored for a large orchestra with a prominent and "beautifully done."
pessimistic. Rather, he described the new percussion section. In 2015, the orchestra performed
symphony as “an optimistic, life-asserting with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and
work ... [whose] philosophical conception will perform with Lynn Harrell in De-
... can be summed up in three words: life is cember 2016. Other featured soloists
beautiful. All that is dark and evil will rot away, include members of UNCG’s world-class
artist faculty, as well as winners of the
annual Student Artist Competition. In
addition to the performances of stan-
“I always try to make myself as widely understood as possible, dard orchestral literature, the Symphony
Orchestra collaborates annually with the
and if I don't succeed I consider it's my own fault.” UNCG choirs to present a major choral/
orchestral work. In February 2017, this
collaboration will be the Verdi Requiem,
Dmitri Shostakovich
featuring four alumni soloists.

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Magic of Mozart
CONCERT PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to “The Magic Flute,” K.620 MASTERWORKS
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K.313 SERIES SPONSOR
Allegro maestoso
Adagio ma non troppo
Rondo: Tempo di Menuetto
Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute

GUEST ARTIST
INTERMISSION NOVEMBER �, ����
Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute Dana Auditorium
Hailed for her breathtaking technical skill, intoxicating Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543 8:00 p.m.
musicality, and deep interpretational understanding, flutist Adagio – Allegro SPONSORED BY
Debra Reuter-Pivetta enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber Andante con moto
artist, orchestral player, and teacher. A winner in the 1999 Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio
Concert Artists Guild Competition, she also holds top prizes in Allegro
the Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition, the
National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, and the
Flute Talk Competition.
Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has performed as concerto soloist with
many orchestras across the United States and Europe. She is NOVEMBER �, ����
a founding member of the critically acclaimed flute, viola, and Dana Auditorium
harp trio, the Fire Pink Trio. Their debut CD, Poetry in Motion, 8:00 p.m.
was released in 2015 on the MSR Classics label. Dedicated to
SPONSORED BY
the performance of contemporary music and rarely heard works,
Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has given many premieres both as soloist Norman B. Smith, L.L.B.
and chamber artist, including the North Carolina premiere of
Gabriela Frank’s Sueños de Chambi, the world premiere of The Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D
Fourth Angel for flute, bass trombone, and electronic sounds by
Dr. Thomas Clark, as well as chamber works by Margaret Vardell
In honor of the
Sandresky, Robert Dick, and Lawrence Dillon. She has recorded American Field Service
chamber works by Undine Smith Moore, William Banfield, and Ambulance Drivers
Anthony Kelley on the Albany label.
Debra Reuter-Pivetta has recorded works by Böhm, Bozza,
Saint-Saëns, Guiot and Burton with her husband, pianist
Federico Pivetta. Their critically acclaimed CD, Passion and
Romance, has aired frequently on public radio stations across
the country. Performance highlights for the Pivetta Duo include
concerts in Chicago, New York City, Italy, and an extensive
concert tour performing in over 75 cities nationwide. PRELUDES
Learn more about this evening's music
Debra Reuter-Pivetta is the principal flutist with the with Dr. Gregory Carroll. Preludes begin at
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at 7:15PM Thursday and 7:00PM Saturday in
Salem College. the Moon Room.

SEASON SPONSORS

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PROGRAM NOTES

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Overture to “The Magic Flute,” K.620
Mozart’s, “The Magic Flute,” is one of in the history of the stage, the Queen of three temples, and three trials that Tamino
the most beloved operas of all time. It is the Night, tries to derail the heroes from must face. The overture is also in E-flat ma-
rife with classic themes such as the tri- achieving their goals. jor which has three flats in the key signa-
umph of love over evil, and extols the vir- The Overture begins with three chords, ture.
tues of justice, truth and wisdom. Prince which will be heard at prominent times Following the opening chords, the re-
Tamino must overcome dangerous trials to during the opera. Mozart was a Mason, mainder of the overture includes a slow
win his true love, while Papageno the bird and “The Magic Flute” is full of Masonic lyrical introduction and an effervescent
catcher must overcome despair in the face symbolism---especially the number three. fast section that was parodied in the film,
of hopelessness in order to find his. All the In addition to the three chords, the op- “Amadeus.”
while, one of the best-known characters era has three ladies, three sprites or boys,

Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K.313

Mozart wrote his Oboe Concerto, was later reworked for flute, becoming dard three-movement concerto form with
K.314, in 1777 and his Flute Concerto, the Flute Concerto, No.2. Today, the lat- a fast first movement, a slow second move-
K.313, the following year. The discrepan- ter concerto is performed by both instru- ment, and a fast third movement with a re-
cy between the order of composition and ments. Both flute concerti were written for peating theme.
Köchel numbers is because of revised dat- the Ferdinand De Jean, a Dutch surgeon
ing of the pieces after the Köchel catalog who was an amateur flute player.
was first published. The Oboe Concerto Flute Concerto No.1 follows the stan-

Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543
Mozart’s final foray into the symphonic symphonies were written for publication Musically, there are two very notable
idiom produced three wonderful works because it was common in the day to pub- aspects of Symphony No.39. The first is
that were written in the short span of nine lish symphonies in groups of three. Even its long and dark introduction, quite simi-
weeks in the summer of 1788. Symphony if this were the case, these works were not lar to parts of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,”
No.39 was completed on June 26; No.40 published during Mozart’s lifetime. which had been performed in Vienna in
on July 25; and No.41 on August 10. Some Some light has recently been shed on May. Some feel that this extended intro-
have speculated that the three works were this mystery. In 2011, musicologist Mi- duction was intended as a prelude to the
intended as a large, unified work in three lada Jonášová authored an article in which set of three symphonies. The other notable
parts. she describes a newly-discovered historical aspect is the third movement, the minuet
Why these symphonies were written or document reporting that Mozart’s Sym- and trio. Third movements in general are
when they were first performed remained phony No.40 was performed in a concert often less than memorable, but this partic-
a mystery for years. Might they have been organized by Mozart’s friend, Baron Gott- ular movement is quite distinctive because
intended for a subscription concert in fried van Swieten, head of the Imperial of its trio. The trio is the contrasting center
which Mozart would have kept the pro- Library in Vienna; therefore, the perfor- section between the opening music and its
ceeds? There are records that concerts mance was not for one of Mozart’s well- return at the end of the movement. Here,
were planned in late summer/early fall known Casino concerts, as had long been Mozart deviates from the refined minuet
of 1788, but there is no evidence that all thought. Perhaps the other symphonies, and gives us a delightful peasant dance,
three works were played together. Schol- No.39 and No.41, were performed here, known as a landler, instead.
ars have argued that these concerts had to too. Unfortunately, this document does
be cancelled. Another theory is that these not indicate when the concert took place.

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Russian Romantics
CONCERT PROGRAM

Igor Stravinsky
Divertimento from the ballet MASTERWORKS
“The Fairy’s Kiss”
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Sinfonia
Danses Suisses
Scherzo
Pas de Deux: Adagio.
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,
8:00 p.m.
Op.43
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Pyotr Tchaikovsky
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Adagio – Allegro non troppo
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Allegro con grazia
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Germany. He is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, class of In Honor of Linda M. Jones
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In the 2014 – 2015 season, Dmitry Masleev trained at the
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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss”

Stravinsky took music attributed to the Italian composer, composer took short parts of Tchaikovsky’s music and then
Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736), and adapted it for his 1920 “continue[d] quite fluently in the same vein where Tchaikovsky
ballet, “Pulcinella.” When the Russian dancer, Ida Rubenstein had left off....The result was that although the major part of the
commissioned Stravinsky to write a ballet for her in 1927, score of The Fairy’s Kiss consists of authentic borrowings from
Stravinsky recalled the success of “Pulcinella,” returned to his Tchaikovsky, there are also numerous passages and fragments
Russian roots, and decided to utilize the music of perhaps the of his own invention.”
most famous of Russian composers, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, in his The ballet premiered in Paris on November 27, 1928. In
new composition. 1934, Stravinsky created a suite of movements for concert per-
Stravinsky studied Tchaikovsky’s non-ballet music and chose formance, the music being performed tonight. The suite was
some early piano works and songs for this composition. In his revised in 1949.
biography of Stravinsky, Eric Walter White described how the

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

In addition to being one of the most celebrated violin vir- slow (variations 11-18), fast (variation 19-end) organization
tuosos of all time, Niccolò Paganini (1781-1840) was also a of a concerto. It is unusual for the first variation to appear
composer. His “24 Caprices for Solo Violin” are frequently per- before the presentation of the theme, though it is something
formed and are a staple in most violinists’ repertoire. The last that Beethoven did in the fourth movement of his Symphony
of the caprices has a particularly noteworthy melody—one No.3.
which many composers have used to create sets of variations. Rachmaninov wrote his “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”
Just a few of these composers are Johannes Brahms, Benny in the summer of 1934 in Switzerland and was the piano solo-
Goodman, Franz Liszt, Andrew Lloyd Webber, George Roch- ist at the work’s premiere on November 7 in Baltimore with
berg, Karol Szymanowski, and, of course, Sergei Rachmaninov. the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
“Rhapsody” is actually a theme and 24 variations that
broadly follows the fast (beginning through variation 10),

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74, “Pathetique”
Tchaikovsky’s answer was there was a program, but that he
Three years after the success of his Fifth Symphony in 1888, would not say what it was. Still, for years, many have interpreted
Tchaikovsky spoke of how his first attempt at another large sym- this symphony as a musical suicide note, given the fact that Tchai-
phonic work did not please him: “It contains nothing that is inter- kovsky died nine days after he conducted the first performance.
esting or sympathetic. It should be cast aside and forgotten.” He (He actually died of cholera, contracted after drinking unboiled
later turned what he had written into his Piano Concerto No.3, a water.)
one-movement work that is rarely performed today. A second at- The subtitle of the Symphony, “Pathetique,” has led to confu-
tempt at a new symphony was more successful. In 1893, he wrote sion and debate. The Russian translation, “Pateticheskaya,” means
to his brother, “I told you that I had completed a Symphony which passionate or emotional, not the traditional English definition of
suddenly displeased me, and I tore it up. Now I have composed a pity or inadequacy. Viewing the definition in this light seems to
new symphony which I certainly shall not tear up.” This, of course, refute the suicide theory. It is also worth noting that it was the
was the Sixth Symphony. composer’s brother, Modest, who originally suggested the sub-
Perhaps the most striking aspect of this symphony is the end- title. At first, Tchaikovsky liked the word and approved it for pub-
ing, which gets quieter and quieter, and, to some people, suggests lishing. But within 24 hours, the composer changed his mind and
the final repose into death. Rimsky-Korsakov asked Tchaikovsky told the publisher to remove it. However, subtitles were known to
if there was a program or narrative to the work, similar to what positively impact sales, so the publisher decided to retain it on the
the composer provided for this Fourth Symphony. printed music, against Tchaikovsky’s wishes.

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The One Tenor Concert
CONCERT PROGRAM

Gioachino Rossini
Overture to Il signor Bruschino MASTERWORKS
Gaetano Donizetti SERIES SPONSOR
“Ah! mes amis” from La fille de régiment
“Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore
Georges Bizet
“Avec la garde mentante” from Carmen
“Je crois entendre encore” from
The Pearl Fishers
Gaetano Donizetti FEBRUARY ��, ����
GUEST ARTIST
“Spirto gentil” from La Favorita Dana Auditorium
René Barbera, tenor Pietro Mascagni
8:00 p.m.
Tenor René Barbera, a graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana SPONSORED BY
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, has swiftly
established himself as a dominant presence in the opera world. Paolo Tosti
In Placido Domingo’s Operalia 2011, he was awarded First Prize “Ideale”
for Opera, First Prize for Zarzuela, and the Audience Prize. He “Non t’amo piu”
is the first artist to be the sole recipient of all three awards since
Eduardo di Capua
the competition began in 1993. Of his 2014 performances with
“O sole mio”
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, as Nemorino in L’elisir d’Amore, the
St. Louis Dispatch raved: “tenor René Barbera, born to sing bel FEBRUARY ��, ����
canto, has gone far since his 2011 OTSL debut in “The Daughter INTERMISSION Dana Auditorium
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release of William Bolcom’s Canciones de Lorca / Prometheus, in “Possente amor mi chiama” from
which he is the featured soloist. Rigoletto
Recently, he performed the role of Iopas in Berlioz’s Les Troyens Gioachino Rossini
with great success at San Francisco Opera, Tonio in La Fille Du “La Danza” from Soirées musicales
Regiment at Greensboro Opera, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore
with Opera Theater of St. Louis and Austin Lyric Opera, Il Duca Giacomo Puccini
di Mantua in Rigoletto with Opera Colorado, and Ernesto in Don Intermezzo to Act 3 of Manon Lescot
Pasquale with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Reveriano Soutullo and Juan Vert
Some of Mr. Barbera’s notable engagements include Almaviva
“Enamorada”
in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma
(Caracalla) and Teatro San Carlo. In Rossini’s La Cenerentola, he has Agustín Lara
taken on the role of Don Ramiro with the San Francisco Opera, “Granada” Adagio
Los Angeles Opera, and Seattle Opera. He made his company and PRELUDES
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PROGRAM NOTES

Tonight’s “One Tenor Concert” not only showcases René Barbera but is also a lesson in Italian opera.
From Rossini to Mascagni, practically all of the major Italian opera composers are featured.

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Gioachino Rossini was a prolific com- (Cinderella) are his best known stage to wed but needs to overcome objections
poser. Over the course of his life, he com- works. Tonight’s concert features music of the parents. “La Danza” comes from
posed 39 operas plus other music. “The from “Il signor Bruschino” (1813), a farce Soirées Musicales (1830-35), a collection
Barber of Seville” and “La Cenerentola” based on the story of a couple that wants of Italian songs.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
The music of Gaetano Donizetti is cel- years of his life in Paris after a sojourn are from a comic opera and two grand
ebrated for its beautiful melodies, known to Vienna. He was even more prolific operas: “La fille du regiment” (1840),
as bel canto. He spent much of his life in than Rossini, composing approximately “L’elisir d’amore” (1832), and “La Favor-
various cities in Italy but lived the last 80 operas. The operatic excerpts tonight ita” (1840).

Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Guiseppe Verdi is arguably the most 39 operas are “Nabucco,” “Rigoletto,” “Il tonight are from “Rigoletto,” Verdi’s mas-
important opera composer in history, at trovatore,” “La traviata,” “Don Carlos,” terpiece from 1951. “Luisa Miller” dates
least for Italian opera. Just a few of his “Aida,” “Otello,” and “Falstaff.” Two arias from 1849.

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Giacomo Puccini, although often re- operas; but these include titles such as short introduction, to Act 3 of “Manon
garded as the greatest composer of Ital- “La bohème,” “Tosca,” “Madama Butter- Lescot” (1893) is often performed as an
ian opera after Verdi, wrote only twelve fly,” and “Turandot.” The Intermezzo, a independent orchestral piece.

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Although Pietro Mascagni wrote fif- the one-act opera, “Cavalleria rusticana” stage work. The Intermezzo from “Caval-
teen operas, sacred music, and orches- (1890). It is often paired with Ruggero leria” is on the program tonight.
tral music, he is almost solely known for Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” another one-act

Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
In addition to the selections from Ital- tan songs. Two are by Paolo Tosti who is by Eduardo di Capua (1865-1917). Writ-
ian operas, tonight’s concert features best known for his tuneful, sentimental ten in 1898, the title literally translates
three Italian songs. More specifically, songs. Probably the more recognizable of to “my sunshine.”
these are from a genre called Neapoli- these “songs from Naples” is “O sole mio”

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
In addition to Italian music, we fea- is also recognized for his orchestral music for another. “The Pearl Fishers” (1863) is
ture two operas written in French; for and songs. “Carmen” (1875) was his final also about two men who love the same
no concert of opera excerpts would be opera. It tells the story of the title char- woman, but this woman is torn between
complete without the music of Georges acter and the problems caused when she her longing of earthly love and her desire
Bizet. Bizet composed fifteen operas but falls in love with one man but leaves him to be a priestess.

Reveriano Soutullo (1880-1932) and Juan Vert (1890-1931)
In 1919, Soutullo and Vert created atmosphere of rich succulent melodies in 1927 (The Last Romantic.) This mu-
their famous musical partnership which and lush orchestral harmonies. “Enamo- sical is still held in great affection for its
produced numerous Zarzuela, Spanish rada” (In Love) is from their final theatre gentle singing Viennese melodies and
Musicals. Their works created a musical triumph together, “El último romántico” easy charm

Agustín Lara (1897-1970)
Agustín Lara was a Mexican songwrit- Life of Agustín Lara.” “Granada” was writ- Francisco Franco, gave Lara a house there
er and singer, very popular throughout ten in 1939 and dedicated to this city in in 1965.
Latin America. In 1959, his career as a Spain. This song did so much to popular-
musician was made into the film, “The ize this destination that Spanish dictator,

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Robert Schumann
Overture, Scherzo & Finale MASTERWORKS
Overture: Andante con moto
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Scherzo: Vivo
Finale: Allegro molto vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven
GUEST ARTIST
Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major,
Lucas Debargue, piano Op.19
Allegro con brio
In 2015, French pianist Lucas Debargue became the most talked- APRIL �, ����
Adagio
about artist of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Dana Auditorium
Rondo, Molto allegro
His muscular and intellectual playing, combined with an intensely 8:00 p.m.
poetic and lyrical gift for phrasing, earned him the coveted Moscow Lucas Debargue, piano
Music Critics’ Award as ”the pianist whose incredible gift, artistic Fourth Prize Winner of the 2015 CO-SPONSORED BY
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Soon after the competition Debargue was signed by Sony Classical,
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Liszt, Chopin and Scarlatti in his native city of Paris.
Debargue was born in 1990 in a non-musical family. In 1999 he Felix Mendelssohn
settled in Compiègne, about 90km north of Paris and began his Symphony No.5 in D major, Op.107, APRIL �, ����
initial piano studies at the local music school at the age of 11. “Reformation” Dana Auditorium
In 2010 he was asked to play at the Fête de la Musique festival Andante — Allegro con fuoco 8:00 p.m.
in Compiègne, and this marked his return to the keyboard. Shortly Allegro vivace
after he was put in touch with his current mentor and guide, the Andante SPONSORED BY
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great interpreter, Professor Shereshevskaya admitted him into her
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Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
1841 was an important year for movements. This is actually a symphony title to “Overture, Scherzo and Finale.”
Schumann’s instrumental music, as he without a slow movement. Schumann liked the composition and
wrote part of his Piano Concerto, two Schumann’s original title for this piece wrote to his publisher, “The whole has
symphonies, and the “Overture, Scherzo was “Sinfonietta”—yet it was called a a light, friendly character. I wrote it in a
and Finale.” He originally considered this “Suite” for its first performance in 1842. very happy mood.”
last work to be his second symphony but In 1846, the composer reworked parts
later changed the title to reflect its three of the third movement and changed the

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.19
Many great composers began their Like Mozart, Beethoven wrote his pi- second day before the concert did he
musical careers as excellent keyboard ano concerti for himself to play. His Sec- write the rondo … In the anteroom sat
players including Bach, Mozart, Brahms, ond Piano Concerto was featured in con- copyists to whom he handed sheet after
and, of course, Beethoven. In his first certs in Vienna’s Burgtheater on March sheet as soon as they were finished being
years in Vienna, Beethoven was perhaps 29 and 30, 1795. These were the pianist/ written." The performance was so suc-
the city’s finest virtuoso pianist. He was composer’s first public performances in cessful that one of the Viennese news-
especially talented at improvisation and the Austrian capital. The two concerts papers wrote that Beethoven “gained the
frequently bested other keyboardists were probably organized by Antonio Sa- unanimous applause of the audience."
in improvisation contests. Some schol- lieri, of “Amadeus” fame, with proceeds When he submitted the concerto to
ars believe that, had the composer from going to the Widows’ Fund of the Artists’ his publisher, Beethoven underplayed
Bonn not suffered significant hearing Society. the quality of his work by saying that this
loss, he would have devoted more of his Although Beethoven had been work- was “a piano concerto which, to be sure,
time to performing instead of redirecting ing on this new piece for several months, I do not claim to be among my best.” He
his energies to composition. Beethoven’s it was still unfinished a few days before also apologized for his bad handwriting.
hearing loss may have turned out to be the concerts. One of his colleagues remi-
posterity’s gain. nisced: "Not until the afternoon of the

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Symphony No.5 in D major, Op.107, “Reformation”
One of the most important docu- of his other music, was not chosen to be remainder of his life.
ments of the Lutheran Reformation performed. A performance was planned Twenty-one years after his death, the
was published in 1530. This “Augsburg for Paris in 1832 but was cancelled be- “Reformation” Symphony was published.
Confession” was written by Luther and cause the orchestra found the music The numbering of this work as No.5 is
Melanchthon and was presented to Em- unplayable during the first rehearsal. It confusing because Mendelssohn’s sym-
peror Charles V. Mendelssohn knew that was finally performed later that year in phonies were numbered according to the
1830 would see many celebrations of this Berlin with Mendelssohn conducting. order or publication, not composition.
document for its 300th anniversary. The The subtitle was “Symphony to Celebrate The actual order in which he composed
composer was a devout Protestant and the Church Revolution.” The composer, his symphonies was 1 (1824), 5 (1830,
decided to dedicate a four-movement who was a very harsh critic of his own “Reformation”), 4 (1833, “Italian”), 2
symphony to the cause. music, then withdrew the piece for any (1840), and 3 (1842, “Scottish”).
The celebration was in Berlin, but other possible performances and looked
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Richard Wagner
Overture to Tannhäuser
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PROGRAM NOTES

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Overture to Tannhäuser (Dresden Version)
Wagner’s “Tannhäuser,” originally burg Castle in today’s Eisenach, Ger- the merriments upon Venusberg.
titled “Tannhäuser and the Minstrel’s many was the inspiration for this opera. “Tannhäuser” was first performed in
Contest at the Wartburg,” was composed The story revolves around the knight, Dresden in 1845. It was subsequently
in the middle of the great German opera Tannhäuser, who spends a year on the revised for performances in Paris in
composer’s career. It followed “Rienzi” mythical mountain of Venusberg and his 1861 and Vienna in 1875. The overture
and “The Flying Dutchman” and preced- return to his former life and lover. The performed tonight is from the Dresden
ed “Lohengrin,” the “Ring,” “Tristan und overture combines several important version.
Isolde,” “Die Meistersinger,” and “Parsi- musical themes of the opera: the Pilgrim’s
fal.” Chorus, Tannhäuser’s ode to Venus, the
A 1207 singing contest held at Wart- goddess of love, and representations of

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
All of Elgar’s important compositions The history of music is full of stories Elgar to rehearse his new composition.
date from the middle of his life. An Impe- of horrific first performances. The pre- The concerto is rich and melodic with
rial March for Queen Victoria’s Diamond miere of Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of an understated sentiment. Different
Jubilee, written when the composer was them. On October 27, 1919, Elgar con- commentators have attributed words like
forty, was his first significant piece. The ducted the performance with the London resignation, despair, and melancholy to
next 22 years saw many important works Symphony Orchestra with Felix Salmond it. Although many concerti are in three
but following his Cello Concerto in 1919, playing the solo cello part. Unfortunately movements, Elgar cast this work into
Elgar did not compose any other major for Elgar, throughout the rehearsal pro- four movements.
works. Sadly for the English composer, cess, the other conductor on the pro-
his beloved wife died in 1920, and Elgar gram, Albert Coates, spent nearly all of
never again had the spark to create sig- the rehearsal time on the works he was
nificant music. conducting and left virtually no time for

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op.70
In 1883, Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater” was Once he began to write, the new work piece needed “a dramatically trained
performed in London, creating a sensa- garnered all of his attention. In Decem- conductor” to bring its many different
tion among British audiences and musi- ber, 1884, he wrote to a friend: “Just now moods to life. Hans von Bülow was ap-
cians alike. The Royal Philharmonic So- a new symphony (for London) occupies parently the right interpreter for the
ciety decided to commission the Czech me, and wherever I go I think of nothing needs of this music, for his performances
composer to write a new symphony. In- but my work, which must be capable of in October, 1889 finally did justice to the
terestingly, the same society had asked stirring the world, and God grant me that symphony. Since then, Dvořák’s Seventh
Beethoven to write his Ninth Symphony it will!” Symphony has been considered to be the
some 66 years earlier. Dvořák had re- The first performance, on March 17, Czech composer’s finest symphony and
cently heard Brahms’s latest symphony, 1885 in St. James Hall in London, was one of the most important symphonies
the third, and was contemplating writing a great success. Even the great Hans of all time.
another himself. So when the commis- Richter, who led the first performance
sion from London came along, the Czech of the symphony in Vienna, was puzzled
composer had already given such a work because of the cool reception of the Vi-
substantial thought. ennese audience. He suggested that this

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it,
and you simply take as much as you require.”
Edward Elgar

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History of the Endowment
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 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 Mem-
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During the 2001-2002 season, the fund surpassed $2.5 million with a special initiative spear-
headed by Caroline Lee. In 2001, Barbara Cone led a secret campaign undertaken by Endowment
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Cathy and Garson Rice have served as co-chairs of the Endowment Committee. The Greensboro
Symphony Endowment Fund celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012 with assets totaling over
$4,000,000 and is currently valued at over $4.5 million dollars.
A special $25,000 gift was given to celebrate the Endowment’s 25th Anniversary in 2011 to be
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$160,000 was made to the Symphony for its annual operating budget, received in January 2016.

CAROLINE M. LEE ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER’S CHAIR
Caroline Lee tirelessly led the Greensboro Symphony Endowment Fund for more then twenty
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John E. and Martha S.
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Music Education Transforms Lives
A Message from Greensboro Symphony Guild President, Sharon Kasica

It is with tremendous excitement that the Greensboro Symphony Guild welcomes the Greensboro
Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Season. The Masterworks and Chamber Series, under the direction
of Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky, will delight patrons with beautiful music from some of the world’s
greatest composers. The POPS Series, under the direction of Resident Conductor Nate Beversluis, will
showcase music loved by the masses, from holiday and Broadway favorites to rock and roll and Academy
Award winning scores.
Music Education Transforms Lives, our theme for 2016-2017, reflects the Greensboro Symphony
Guild's work in support of music education and appreciation in our community. Since our founding in
1964, we have raised more than $2,000,000 for the Greensboro Symphony’s endowment and music
education programs. We are proud that our volunteer and fundraising efforts have been recognized and
honored by the League of American Orchestras and by President Ronald Reagan, who in 1985 awarded
the Guild the President’s Volunteer Action Award. Each year our efforts touch the lives of more than
2016-2017 50,000 students in the Triad. This year we will continue the Guild Education Fund to assist students in
Executive Committee financial need with costs of music instruction and tuition.
In 2016-2017 the Greensboro Symphony Guild’s primary focus will be on Community Outreach
President and Collaboration. This year we are striving to grow our organization through community outreach
Sharon Kasica
efforts to attract more diverse members. A large, diverse organization is vital to the future support of
President Elect the Greensboro Symphony and to the success of the planned Tanger Center for Performing Arts. Please
Dorry Tooke plan to attend one of our New Member Socials for the opportunity to get to know our members while
enjoying a cocktail reception and entertainment.
VP Education On September 24, 2016, our first annual fundraiser, Feast and Follies, kicked off the year in
Olivia Gillespie spectacular fashion with a performing arts showcase in the new LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro.
The showcase was made possible through a collaboration between the Greensboro Opera, performing
VP Fundraising “Bizet’s Carmen”; the Greensboro Ballet, performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; and the Greensboro
Kim Jones Symphony, with performances by vocalists Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Crupi and Giannani Brass ensemble.
The evening began with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and one hour
VP Marketing performance in the amphitheater on the great lawn in LeBauer Park. It was a very memorable night!
Ann Mueller
The remainder of our year promises to be equally exciting with a variety of fun and affordable
VP Operations events. Please take a moment to review the Guild’s Calendar of Events so you may join us. Each year
Laura Green our success is made possible through the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors.
We cannot thank them enough for their support and belief in our mission to transform lives through
Secretary music education. Like us, our sponsors understand that Music Matters!
Vanessa Skenes For more information about the Guild, membership, or to purchase tickets to our events, please visit
our website at www.gsoguild.org. To contact us directly, you may e-mail us at greensborosymphonyguild@
Treasurer gmail.com or call our office at (336) 370-6336. Thank you.
Pam Stearns
Sincerely,
Past President
Andrea Knupp

Sharon Kasica
President, Greensboro Symphony Guild

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MANY THANKS TO OUR ����-���� GUILD SPONSORS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 24, 2016
Feast and Follies
Event Co-Chairs:
Betsy Craft & Linda Hiatt
LeBauer Park, 6:30pm-until
Enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction, seated
dinner and performing arts showcase featuring
the Greensboro Opera, Greensboro Ballet and
SYMPHONY - $�,���
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra musicians.

November 12, 2016
Swaying to the Music
Honorary Chair, Carolyn Woodruff;
Event Chair, Lindsey Goodstadt;
Vice Chair, Kim Littrell
Fred Astaire Dance Studios, 7:00pm-10:00pm
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February 4, 2017
An Elevated Evening, A Tasting of
Sharon and Ken Kasica Wine, Beer and Art
Event Co-Chairs: Gayle Koonce, Brenda Glenn,
Brenda Frizzell and Mitzi Weatherly
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March 17, 2017
Botanica Flowers & Gifts • Kim & Robert Jones • Peggy and Marion Follin
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Charisse & Phil Kleinman in Honor of Phil & Frances Daly • Addison Riddleberger
Event Co-Chairs: John & Ashley Nosek;
John Nosek, Realtor, Allen Tate • Zeto Wine & Cheese Shop
Kim & John Riley; Laura Smith
Robert Rose & John Riley Group of BB&T Scott and Stringfellow
Greensboro Historical Museum, 6:00pm-10:00pm

MANY THANKS TO OUR ��������� COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS May 4, 2017
Love & Tennis Tournament,
Luncheon & Fashion Show
Event Co-Chairs: Brenda Macfadden & Sherri Hill
Starmount Forest Country Club

Guests are welcome to attend all Guild meetings
All income raised is used to support the GSO for their Education Programs. To learn more about the Guild, visit our website at www.gsoguild.org or invite our Symphony and events. Event information and tickets may be
Guild’s Speakers Bureau to your organization or business for a presentation. To schedule a presentation, contact the Greensboro Symphony Guild at (336) 370-6336. purchased online at www.gsoguild.org.

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Keep Kids in Tune
The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra education programs offer the experience, excitement and understanding of classical music to the whole community.
Education programs include presentations by small ensembles, performances by the full orchestra, student performance programs, and more!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERT PROGRAMS LILLIAN RAUCH BEGINNING STRINGS PROGRAM
Full orchestra concerts which serve over 18,000 A Collaboration between the Greensboro Symphony, UNCG School of
elementary students in Guilford, Alamance, Music, Theatre, and Dance and Peck Elementary School. Coordinated
Rockingham and Randolph counties. by Dr. Rebecca MacLeod (UNCG), it utilizes American String Teachers’
• Various programming includes a combination Association (ASTA) curriculum and is considered a model program.
of music, storytelling, history and dance
• Theme for Spring 2017 is Main objectives
“Weather Fore-chestra” combining • Provides string instruments and instruction free of charge
classical and popular styles inspired by different • Nurtures and develops students’ creative talents
types of weather phenomena along with an • Prepares students for challenging opportunities in music and life
entertaining presentation • Provides music education majors with the opportunity to explore and
develop as teachers in a diverse setting

Guest artists who have visited the program:
• Harlem Quartet
• John McLaughlin Williams
• Shana Tucker
IN-SCHOOL ENSEMBLES • Members of Sphinx Orchestra
GSO small ensembles have over 75 performances
in Guilford County Elementary schools each year Celebrations
during the Winter and Spring. • Program has grown to involve over 150 students
• Woodwind, Brass, String, and Percussion • In 2016-17 the program will expand to serve Jones Elementary school
groups • Students and alumni have performed for Maya Angelou and
• Students can meet musicians and ask Gloria Ladson-Billings
questions • Graduates of the program continue to perform in middle and high school
• Introduces students to the sections of the orchestras and the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra program
orchestra, prepares them for full Elementary • Based on the success of Peck graduates, Jackson Middle School now has
Concerts, and encourages children to study a a school orchestra
musical instrument • The Peck Alumni Leadership Program provides private lessons to graduates
of Peck who return to rehearse, perform, and mentor younger students

ORKIDSTRA
Concerts for three- to five- year olds and their families.
• Annual Performances for 600+ children in the Guilford Child
Development Head Start program
• Public performances at venues including the Greensboro Science Center
and the Greensboro Children’s Museum
• Each OrKIDStra concert includes children’s books narrated by local
storyteller Logie Meachum with illustrations and text projected for easy
reading, performances by GSO Percussion Ensemble, and movement
activities and sing-alongs

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MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE PRELUDES EDUCATION
Full orchestra concerts serve over 6,000 Guilford Distinguished speakers share insight into

Get
County Middle school students annually. Masterworks series programs.
• Combinations of traditional and contemporary • Preludes take place in the Moon Room at Dana

Involved!
music for orchestra Auditorium and in the Lower Lobby of UNCG
• Theme for Fall 2016 is Brass Attacks combining the Auditorium
science of sound (including live on-stage oscilloscope • Guest speakers begin 45 minutes prior to
displays) with the history of brass instruments in the Thursday Masterworks concerts
orchestra, featuring Greensboro Symphony Principal • Saturday evening Preludes are joined by Music
Trumpet Anita Cirba Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky and guest artists,
• For both Music in the Middle and the Elementary one hour prior to the beginning of the concerts STUDENTS:
Concerts, teachers and students receive preparatory • Hear members of the GSO live
materials at the beginning of the school year at your school!
• Sign up for free High School
tickets!
• Get Student Tickets, just $6
for all Masterworks concerts!
• Attend a free Youth Orchestra
concert!
• Audition for Youth Orchestra!

HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM MUSIC AT MIDDAY
Supported directly by the Greensboro Symphony Guild GSO small ensembles perform at community venues. ADULTS:
• Greensboro Symphony musicians visit high • Woodwind, Brass, String, and Percussion groups • Attend Pre-Concert Preludes!
schools to perform, teach, and mentor students • Concerts take place in the Spring • Hear Music at Midday
•  Participating high school orchestras perform • Audience members can meet musicians performances in the community!
onstage prior to GSO Masterworks concerts and ask questions • Encourage family members to
•  High school students are invited to stay and hear audition for Youth Orchestra!
their mentors perform • Support education programs
TICKETS
•  Past partnership schools include: through donations!
Student tickets are always just $6 for Masterworks
Ragsdale Grimsley • Join the GSO Guild or the
series concerts & only $12 for POPS concerts! This
Weaver Northern Guilford
offer is open to students of any age with valid ID. Friends of the GSYO!
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Email education@greensborosymphony.org or
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HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT
• Coordinated with High School Partnership
Program performances
• ANY high school student can request up to four free
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in the month prior to the concert
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Greensboro Symphony YOUTH ORCHESTRA
2016-2017
Youth Orchestra Performances
The mission of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO) is to provide a professionally directed
environment for young musicians to study, prepare, and perform music, November 20, 4:00 p.m.
to serve the community at large by providing high quality, free performances, Greensboro Day School
to complement school music programs,
and to encourage and advocate the arts, music, and music education in the Piedmont Triad region. March 12, 4:00 p.m.
GSYO Music Director Nate Beversluis leads the program into its 46th season. For Fall 2016, the Youth Dana Auditorium
Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Rebecca MacLeod, Associate Professor of Music Education at UNCG.
May 21, 4:00 p.m.
Page High School
ENSEMBLES: Beginning originally as a single ensemble, Auditorium
the GSYO program has grown to include multiple
groups with progressive educational goals, offering
opportunities for young players through advanced
high school students. The GSYO program includes
students up through grade 12 from Greensboro,
Burlington, Chapel Hill, Southern Pines, Salisbury,
and Southern Virginia. Students take part in TICKETS:
weekly rehearsals and sectionals, two to five public
performances per year, domestic and international GSYO performances are free
performing trips, chamber music, and various related and open for the Greensboro
social and cultural activities. Students are placed
into ensembles by audition. For information on each
community!
individual ensemble’s educational focus and entry
requirements, see the Youth Orchestra website,
www.GSYO.org. Call 336-335-5456
or email education@
TOURS: The GSYO has a track record of successful
regional performances including Wilmington, Elizabeth greensborosymphony.org for
City, Albemarle, and Tryon, NC, and the Piccolo Spoleto more information.
festival in Charleston, SC. The GSYO has also toured
Chicago (2014), New York (2007), and Salzburg,
Vienna, and Munich (2010). 

STUDIO RECORDING: The GSYO’s first studio CD,
“Taking it Home,” features the premiere recordings of
works by Mason Bates and Scott Shea, as well as a very
unique version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
with Nate Beversluis conducting from the piano.  CDs
are available for purchase in the lobby at Greensboro
Symphony and Youth Orchestra concerts, and online at
CDbaby.com.

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Tobee was beloved for her graciousness, strength of spirit, positive approach to life and incredible generosity to her community. A
longtime donor and subscriber to the Symphony, Tobee and her husband, Leonard, were bedrocks of Greensboro’s arts community,
recently making a leadership gift toward the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, the future home of the Symphony, and
paving the way for further philanthropy from other city leaders. Her legacy will live on, not only through the countless structures and
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Thank you, Tobee, for the gift of music you have given to so many in our community.
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Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Inara Zandmane, piano Alexander Ezerman, cello 8:00 p.m.

1
Violin Sonata No.4 in D major, Handel’s Violin Sonata in D major, undeniably one of the composer’s Adagio
HWV 371 finest chamber works, is also the latest of his violin sonatas and one Allegro
of his best-known compositions. The Sonata’s four movements are Larghetto
George Frideric Handel in the traditional slow-fast-slow-fast sequence of Italian sonata da Allegro
(1685-1759) chiesa form, the slow movements dignified and regal, and the fast
movements fugal and representing common dance forms.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
This Sonata is particularly significant to Dmitry Sitkovetsky, since in Inara Zandmane, piano
September, 1966—exactly 50 years ago this month—his performance
of the Handel made him the youngest-ever first prize winner of the
Prague Concertino Competition for Young Musicians.
2

Piano Trio, Op.97, Beethoven often dedicated his music to the royalty or nobility who Allegro moderato
“Archduke” supported him as a means of staying in favor with them. The “Archduke” Scherzo (Allegro)
Trio was dedicated to the Archduke Rudolf of Austria, one of the children Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Poco piu
Ludwig van Beethoven of Emperor Leopold II. Rudolf was an avid amateur musician and a patron adagio
(1770-1827) and student of Beethoven’s. The great composer dedicated fourteen works Allegro moderato – Presto
to the Archduke.

Beethoven played the piano in the first performance of this trio on
April 11, 1814. By this time, the composer’s deafness had become quite Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
pronounced, so much so that Louis Spohr, who had heard a rehearsal, Inara Zandmane, piano
wrote, “It was not a treat. In the first place, the piano was badly out of tune, Alexander Ezerman, cello
which Beethoven minded little since he could not hear it. Secondly, on
account of his deafness there was scarcely anything left of the virtuosity
of the artist which had formerly been so greatly admired. In forte passages This concert is dedicated
the poor deaf man pounded on the keys till the strings jangled, and in to the memory of
piano he played so softly that whole groups of tones were omitted.” Tobee Wynne Kaplan
Despite Beethoven’s failings as a piano player during this time, his trio is
(1933-2016).
one of the cornerstones of the piano trio repertoire. See page 68 for a tribute.
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Flute Quartet No.1 in Mozart wrote numerous chamber works, four of which are for Allegro
D major, K.285 flute, violin, viola, and cello. The first three were composed in 1777- Adagio
78 on commission by the amateur flutist, Ferdinand De Jean. The Rondeau
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fourth was probably written in 1786 or 1787 without a commission.
(1756-1791) Flute Quartet, No.1, performed tonight, is often considered the Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute
most significant of these works.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
In the late 18th and 19th centuries, the key of C minor was often Gizem Yucel, viola
used for music that had a dramatic or foreboding beginning, yet Jennifer Alexandra Johnston, cello
ended with uplifting music, sometimes in C major. A few of these
works are Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24 and Mass in C minor,
Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and Piano Concerto No.3, Bruckner’s
Symphony No.8, and Mahler’s Symphony No.2, the “Resurrection.”
2

Serenade No.12 for Winds in Mozart’s Serenade in C minor shares these characteristics. Allegro
C minor, K.388 Serenades are usually considered light and tuneful music, but this Andante, E-flat major
serenade begins with a powerful and dramatic movement. Menuet & Trio
Mozart Allegro
The Minuet and Trio are practically a tribute to Bach. This movement
is filled with compositional devices, such as canons and inversions,
Ashley Barrett, oboe
that would have made the Baroque master proud. The finale, a theme
and variations, is where the pathos of the C minor finally gives way Anna Lampidis, oboe
to the joyfulness of C major. Kelly Burke, clarinet
Ed Riley, clarinet
Mozart composed the serenade in 1782 or 1783. Along with his Carol Bernstorf, bassoon
Serenades No.10, K.361 and No.11, K.375, these three works are Mark Hekman, bassoon
some of the most important compositions for small wind ensemble. Bob Campbell, horn
Lynn Beck, horn
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

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8:00 p.m.

1
Piano Pieces op.72 Although Tchaikovsky is primarily known for his large symphonies No. 14 Chant élégiaque
and ballets, he also composed some lovely works for piano or No. 16 Valse à cinq temps
Pytor Tchaikovsky chamber ensemble, such as the Piano Pieces, Op.72. In 1892, shortly No. 15 Un poco di Chopin
(1840-1893) before his death, the composer wrote 18 short pieces for piano. Some No. 18 Scene dansante: Invitation au Trépak
are dance-related, two are homages to Schumann and Chopin, and
several have very picturesque titles. The 18 pieces are free standing,
Dmitry Masleev, piano
meaning that they can be played as one composition or one or more
movements can be made into a shorter suite.

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Piano Quintet in G minor, 1n 1922 and 1923, four graduates of the Moscow Conservatory Prelude: Lento
Op.57 formed a quartet that they later named the Beethoven Quartet. This Fugue: Adagio
important ensemble performed for more than fifty years. As one Scherzo: Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich might expect, they performed many pieces by Russian composers. Intermezzo: Lento
(1906-1975) They worked very closely with Shostakovich, whose music they Finale: Allegretto
admired. In 1940, after having performed many of Shostakovich’s
quartets, they asked him to write a piano quintet in which the
composer would play the piano part himself. The result was one of
Shostakovich’s finest pieces of chamber music, the Piano Quintet in Dmitry Masleev, piano
G minor. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Marjorie Bagley, violin
The quintet was so well regarded that Shostakovich was awarded the Scott Rawls, viola
Stalin Prize. This cash prize was the largest amount ever given for a Alexander Ezerman, cello
piece of chamber music. The timing of the quintet, at the early days
of World War II, caused violinist Rostislav Dubinsky to write, “The
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APRIL �, ����
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Lucas Debargue, piano Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Alexander Ezerman, cello

1
Violin Sonata No.28 in E-flat In the first ten years of his life, the violin-playing Mozart wrote Allegro
major, K.380 (374f) 16 sonatas for violin and piano. Twelve years later, when he was 22, Andane con moto
Mozart returned to these instruments. Over the next ten years, he Rondeau (Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed 20 more sonatas. Sonata No.28 was written in Vienna in
(1756-1791) the summer of 1781.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Lucas Debargue, piano

2
Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio was dedicated to Nikolai Rubenstein, the Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai –
composer’s friend and mentor, and a virtuoso pianist. Rubenstein Allegro giusto)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky had died in March 1881. Tchaikovsky composed this work in the Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto;
(1840-1893) following December and January. Variazione Finale e coda
The Trio is the composer’s only music for violin, cello, and piano.
Tchaikovsky’s letters to his patroness, Nadezhda von Meck, show
Lucas Debargue, piano
his changing attitudes towards this combination of instruments. In
1880, he wrote: “I simply cannot endure the combination of piano Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
with violin or cello. To my mind the timbre of these instruments will Alexander Ezerman, cello
not blend.” The following year, he softened a little: “I am thinking
of experimenting with this sort of music, which so far I have not
touched. I have already written the start of a trio. Whether I shall
finish it and whether it will come out successfully I do not know, but
I would like very much to bring what I have begun to a successful
conclusion.” Finally, by 1882, he embraced the ensemble: “The Trio is
finished ... now I can say with some conviction that my work is not
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Fifteen Sinfonias, BWV 787-801 Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias comprise a collection of thirty Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
short works for keyboard. The Inventions are in two parts; the Scott Rawls, viola
Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonias are in three parts. These, when combined with the Well Zuill Bailey, cello
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Serenade No.1 in D major, Op.11 In 1858, Brahms wrote his First Serenade. His Second Serenade Allegro molto
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first foray into writing for orchestra. It was not until 1876, when he più moto
was 53, that he completed his First Symphony.
Johannes Brahms Adagio non troppo
(1833-1897) Menuetto I – Menuetto II
Serenade No.1 was originally a nonet for winds and strings, but
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arranged the music for full orchestra, and destroyed much of the Rondo. Allegro
nonet. In 1980, composer Alan Boustead reconstructed what was left
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Zuill Bailey, cello
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and currently, to her great delight, her mission nominated revival of A Little Night Music with
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her to an entirely new set of stages as a keynote roles the 10th anniversary cast of I Love You, You’re
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