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VoLUMe XVII IssUe III / 2008–2009 seAson

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14 A Year and Counting…
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Activities of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra 32 Bank of America Paradise Jazz Series: Jan. 8
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of the National Endowment for the Arts,
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Chairman Emeritus and Vice Chairman, Chairman Emeritus 1st Vice Chairman
Development and Vice Chairman, Finance

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Secretary Vice Chairperson Vice Chairman Vice Chairman Vice Chairman

Anne Parsons
President and Executive Director

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

George J. Bedrosian Caroline Coade Kelly Hayes Melvin A. Lester, M.D. Bruce D. Peterson
Cecilia Benner Stephen R. D’Arcy Paul M. Huxley Arthur C. Liebler Jack A. Robinson
Stephen A. Bromberg Herman Frankel Dr. Arthur Johnson Glenn Mellow Barbara Van Dusen
Marlies Castaing Stanley Frankel Richard P. Kughn David Robert Nelson Clyde Wu, M.D.

Lifetime Members of the Board of Directors

Samuel Frankel† David Handleman, Sr.

Board of Directors
Rosette Ajluni Peter J. Dolan Gloria Heppner, Ph.D. David N. McCammon Phyllis Strome
Robert Allesee Walter E. Douglas Nicholas Hood III Lois A. Miller Richard A. Szamborski
Floy Barthel Marianne Endicott Richard H. Sean M. Neall Lorna Thomas, M.D.
Lillian Bauder, Ph.D. Janette Engelhardt Huttenlocher Robert Perkins, D.D.S. Michael R. Tyson
Mrs. Mandell L. Bruce Ferguson Renee Janovsky William F. Pickard Ann Marie Uetz
Berman Jennifer Fischer George G. Johnson Marilyn Pincus David Usher
John A. Boll, Sr. Sidney Forbes Michael J. Keegan Stephen Polk Sharon L. Vasquez
Richard A. Brodie Linda Forte The Hon. Damon J. Marjorie S. Saulson Marie-Ange Weng,
Lynne Carter, M.D. Laura L. Fournier Keith Mrs. Ray A. Shapero Ph.D.
Gary L. Cowger Mrs. Harold Frank Harold Kulish Lois L. Shaevsky R. Jamison Williams
Maureen T. D’Avanzo Barbara Frankel Bonnie Larson Jane F. Sherman John E. Young
Karen Davidson Paul Ganson* Harry A. Lomason II Nancy A. Smith
Marietta Davis Ralph J. Gerson Ralph J. Mandarino Shirley R. Stancato * Ex Officio
Laurence B. Deitch Brigitte Harris Mervyn H. Manning Frank D. Stella † Deceased


Officers Board of Directors
Kelly Hayes, President Rukayya Ahsan-McTier Marie DeLuca
Marlene Bihlmeyer, VP of Projects Janet Ankers Denise Lutz
Ann Lawson, VP of Finance Rick Bowers, Jr. Deborah Savoie
Magda Marudas-Moss, VP of Public Relations Gloria Clark Ellie Tholen
Debra Partrich, VP of Membership Kim Minasian Hawes Ex-Officio:
Barbara Diles, VP of Education and Outreach Esther Lyons Debra Partrich, Immediate
Eva Meharry, Recording Secretary Karla Sherry Past President
Adel Amerman Eleanor (Coco) Siewart,
Gwen Bowlby, Corresponding Secretary
Ken Beattie Parliamentarian
Richard Bowlby

New Leaders of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2008-2009

Dominic Arellano Aja Grosvenor Drs. Scott & Lisa Rebecca D’Arcy Elizabeth M. Rogers,
Kimberly Burke Elanah Nachman Langenburg O’Reilly & Arthur T. chair
Dr. Susan Catto Hunger & Rick Lexa Leatherdale O’Reilly Nedda Shayota
Tess Craft Hunger Beverly Lochard Michael F. Ottaway & Wei Shen
Chris & Carina Crain Sally Freels Jim & Mary Beth Tamra E. Ottaway Joseph W. Uhl
Dana Debel Rita L. Jordan Nicholson Todd Peplinski Drs. Bernadine &
Lee V. Hart & Charles Drs. Melissa McBrien & Patricia & Eric Poppe David Wu
Dunlap Raymond Landes
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Orchestra Roster
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director
Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation
Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor
Principal Guest Conductorship supported by the Mardigian Foundation
Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor
Wynton Marsalis, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair
Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus
First Violins Violoncellos Clarinets Bass Trombone Legend
Emmanuelle Boisvert Robert deMaine+ Theodore Oien+ Randall Hawes + Principal
Concertmaster James C. Gordon Chair Robert B. Semple Chair ++ Assistant Principal
Katherine Tuck Chair Marcy Chanteaux++ Douglas Cornelsen Tuba # Acting Principal
Kimberly A. Kaloyanides Dorothy and Herbert PVS Chemicals, Inc./
Kennedy Jim and Ann Nicholson ## Acting Assistant
Graebner Chair Principal
Associate Concertmaster Chair Timpani
Alan and Marianne John Thurman ^ Extended Leave
Victor and Gale Girolami Laurence Liberson++ Brian Jones+
Schwartz and Jean ^^On sabbatical
Cello Chair Shannon Orme Daniel Bauch++
Shapero (Shapero * These members may
Foundation) Chair Mario DiFiore
voluntarily revolve
Hai-Xin Wu Robert Bergman* E-Flat Clarinet Percussion seating within the
Assistant Concertmaster Carole Gatwood* Laurence Liberson Ian Ding# section on a regular
Walker L. Cisler/Detroit Ruth Roby and Alfred R. basis.
Barbara Hall Hassan*
Edison Foundation Chair Glancy III Chair § Orchestra Fellow
Haden McKay* Bass Clarinet
Laura Rowe Daniel Bauch ## Partial sponsorship
Assistant Concertmaster Una O’Riordan* Shannon Orme provided by Warner,
Barbara Frankel and Robert Pangborn
Beatriz Budinszky* Paul Wingert* William Cody Knicely Norcross & Judd
Ronald Michalak Chair LLP and DSO’s
Marguerite Deslippe-Dene* Chair
William Randolph
Gina DiBello*^ Basses Hearst Educational
Elias Friedenzohn* Alexander Hanna+ Librarians Endowment.
Van Dusen Family Chair Robert Williams+
Joseph Goldman* John and Marlene Boll Robert Stiles+
Stephen Molina++ Chair Ethan Allen Chairman of the Board
Laurie Landers Goldman*
Maxim Janowsky Victoria King James B. Nicholson
Eun Park*
Linton Bodwin Michael Ke Ma++ Personnel Manager
Linda Snedden-Smith*
Stephen Edwards Marcus Schoon Stephen Molina President and
Ann Strubler*
Craig Rifel Orchestra Personnel Executive Director
LeAnn Toth*
Marshall Hutchinson Manager
Contrabassoon Anne Parsons
Richard Robinson Alice Sauro
Second Violins Marcus Schoon Assistant Orchestra
Geoffrey Applegate+ Personnel Manager Activities of the Detroit
The Devereaux Family Harp Symphony Orchestra are
French Horns
Chair Patricia Masri-Fletcher+ made possible in part with
Karl Pituch+ Conducting Assistant the support of the National
Adam Stepniewski++ Winifred E. Polk Chair
Bryan Kennedy Charles Greenwell Endowment for the Arts,
Alvin Score the Michigan Council
Corbin Wagner
Lilit Danielyan* Flutes for Arts and Cultural
Denise Tryon Stage Personnel Affairs, and the city of
Elayna Duitman* Sharon Wood Sparrow+
Women’s Association for Mark Abbott Frank Bonucci Detroit. Detroit Symphony
Ron Fischer* Stage Manager Orchestra is an affirmative
the DSO Chair David Everson++
Hui Jin*^ Larry Anderson action, equal opportunity
Philip Dikeman++ institution.
Hong-Yi Mo* Department Head
Jeffery Zook Trumpets
Robert Murphy* Matthew Pons
Ramón Parcells+ Department Head
Adrienne Rönmark* Lee and Floy Barthel
Piccolo Michael Sarkissian
Lenore Sjoberg* Chair
Jeffery Zook Department Head
Bruce Smith* Kevin Good
Gregory Staples* Stephen Anderson++
Joseph Striplin* William Lucas
Donald Baker+
Marian Tanau* Jack A. and Aviva
Robinson Chair Trombones
Violas Shelley Heron Kenneth Thompkins+
Alexander Mishnaevski+ Maggie Miller Chair Nathaniel Gurin++
Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Brian Ventura++ Randall Hawes
Chair Treva Womble Michael Robinson Jr. §
James VanValkenburg++
Caroline Coade English Horn
Glenn Mellow Treva Womble
Shanda Lowery-Sachs
Hart Hollman
Han Zheng
Hang Su
Catherine Compton

Orchestra member biographies can be found online at
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neWs & notes

President’s Message
“Sited” with Top Honors
Dear Friends, the Dso’s new web site,, was awarded “Best of
the Dso is at a point of tremendous show” at the 2008 Helen eWards held on oct. 22. the site was designed and
excitement and expectation as we welcome implemented by web development company Media Genesis. the Helen eWards
the first concerts in mid-December of
began nine years ago by the troy Chamber of Commerce to acknowledge
our new and internationally-
talented local companies, Web design firms and individuals who creatively lead
acclaimed music director,
businesses to succeed through a powerful presence on the Web. the orchestra’s
leonard slatkin. at the same
new online home was selected from a field
time, we are facing, with all
of 200 entries and was lauded for being
of you, unprecedented challenges
user-friendly and easy to navigate as well
and we experience daily the
as for presenting the Dso’s information
uncertainty of the effects of
in an innovative, interactive way. A panel
the tempestuous economy in
of 25 judges, ranging from information
which we live.
technology experts and creative directors to
we know inherently that
when facing great difficulty we technology reporters and marketing Ceos,
must search for opportunity and i am struck selected the winners. “the Dso prides
by how perfect, how ideal leonard is for the itself on its ability to adapt, and Media
Dso at this crucial stage in our history. Genesis was the perfect choice to help us do just that in the new media arena,”
in every way, leonard is the artistic leader said Ross Binnie, Vice President for sales and services of the Dso. “our patrons
we require now. in addition to possessing expect us to push the envelope at the highest artistic level. the new look and feel
a powerful musical intellect, he is a fighter, of our site brings the unique concert experience a little closer to the patron while
a motivator, a builder and above all, he is not compromising our vision artistically. our strategic plan outlines our desire to
infectious in his passion for music of every reach new audiences, and with so much of our new business coming online, it
kind. he is one of us. was imperative that our site evolved to meet their needs.”
on Dec. 11, leonard will step on to the
podium to conduct his first concert. before
him will sit our renowned orchestra who so What is on Leonard “Making Music with
perfectly mirror his dedication and spirit and
we look to all of you, our devoted and loyal
Slatkin’s iPod? the DSO” Set to Air
patrons who deserve and are about to be surprisingly, during his on DPTV in January
treated to the very best musical experiences “free” time, slatkin rarely
Making Music with the DSO, a
imaginable. listens to classical music.
new television series hosted by
as many of our guest artists have remarked the Maestro’s iPod is
Leonard slatkin, will debut Jan. 3
over the years, the Dso audience, while loaded with diverse music
on Detroit Public television (DPtV).
sophisticated, is unique in its warmth, its divided into playlists. one
each of the 12, 30-minute episodes
dedication and its hearty appreciation of great of them, which he calls
will focus on a different aspect of
music. ovations are lustrous, enthusiastic and simply “the Mix,” is an
making music and will take view-
heartfelt. your love and commitment to the eclectic potpourri of music from a large
ers behind-the-scenes to discover
art of great music is apparent and it is one of variety of genres. “I usually put ‘the
all that goes into creating a world
the many reasons why the Dso is still here in Mix’ on shuffle mode because I like to
class symphony. Viewers will learn
Detroit after all this time. see how one kind of
first-hand about Dso musicians
i congratulate and thank you for your music can segue into
enduring passion and your continued support and guest artists via interviews
others,” he says.
of the Dso. our invitation to you: embrace and performances. the fast paced,
Currently, slatkin
this historic time. savor it. experience it entertaining series will also demon-
has been focusing on
and share that experience with others. by strate the importance of music in
some of the great jazz
embracing the beginning of this new era the community and the world at
pianists such as Art
today, we will ensure the success of tomorrow. large while exploring how classical
tatum, oscar Peter-
sLAtKIn music connects to different genres
son, Keith Jarrett and
of music and art. Making Music with
Michel Camilo. Additionally, he refers
the DSO is made possible through a
frequently to his parents’ recordings
generous grant from Judy & stanley
with the Hollywood string Quartet, and
anne parsons Frankel and is a co-production of the
he regularly downloads and listens to a
president and executive Director Dso and DPtV.
wide assortment of podcasts.

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DSO Staff Recommends… Movies About Music
A Selection of Favorites from DSO Leadership and Staff
Deception (1946) Once (2006) Buena Vista
(Maestro Slatkin’s In this beautiful musical love story set Social Club (1999)
favorite) in Dublin, a busker and a piano player Wim Wenders’
A pianist gets team up to write music together, only acclaimed
caught in a love to discover that they are soul mates. documentary
triangle with a Starring Glen Hansard, Markeéta Irglová, follows aging Cuban
manipulative Hugh Walsh musicians brought
composer and out of retirement
her true love, a Shine (1996) by Ry Cooder to
cellist, who returns A multiple award- perform, record and tour – forty years
from war after being presumed dead. winning Australian after their Havana heyday. Features
Leonard’s mother, Eleanor Aller, is the film based on the life Eliades Ochoa, Compay Segundo, Ry
featured cellist on the soundtrack. of David Helfgott, Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer and others as
Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, a brilliant pianist themselves
Claude Rains held back by mental
illness. Starring Allegro non troppo (1977)
Fantasia (1940) (Anne Geoffrey Rush, A funny, sardonic animated film set to
Parsons’ favorite) Armin Mueller-Stahl classical music that parodies Disney’s
Walt Disney’s third full- Fantasia. Directed by Bruno Bozzetto
length animated film,
August Rush (2007)
considered a revolution Music of the Heart (1999)
A modern day Oliver Twist – with a twist.
in filmmaking at the A teacher struggles to build
An orphaned musical prodigy believes
time, is a collection of a violin program, against
his gift will lead him to his birth parents,
animated interpretations the odds, at her inner-city
but a Fagan-esque con artist wants to
of western classical school. Starring Meryl
use the boy’s talent for his own gain.
music. Featuring the Streep, Cloris Leachman,
Starring Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell,
Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Angela Bassett, Aidan
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams
Leopold Stokowski Quinn

volunteer corner
DSO and Volunteer United States and Canada.
Founded in 1937, its
Board member, is chair
of the conference. Assist-
Council to Host mission is to ensure the ing her in top leadership
AMSOV Conference continued existence of major
symphony orchestras in North
positions are Gwen Bowlby,
Gloria Clark, Barbara Diles,
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra America through volunteerism. Gloria Nycek and Debra Partrich.
and Volunteer Council will host the 37th The conference offers an oppor- More information about AMSOV
biennial conference of the Association of tunity for representatives from major is available at For
Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers symphony orchestras to discuss their information about supporting and/or
(AMSOV) April 30-May 3, 2009. The challenges and successes and provides attending the conference, send an email
theme of the conference is Through experiences to develop leadership and to
Music We Build Community. reinforce the significance of volunteerism
AMSOV is a networking and support in the Arts. Detroit Area Honda Dealers Association
organization for volunteer leaders of Marjorie Saulson, past Volunteer is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2009 AMSOV
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Meet the musician
The DSO’s Wild Irish Rose
Cellist Úna O’Riordan
By Marilou Carlin

If the name Úna Fionnuala O’Riordan member of the camp’s Angeles’ Walt Disney Hall on
doesn’t tip you off that the DSO’s newest World Youth Symphony, New Year’s Eve, 2003, soon
cellist is Irish through and through, her she was partnered with after it opened. She was also a
bright blue eyes and thick mane of wavy another DSO cellist, guest artists on Pink Martini’s
red hair should certainly do the trick. Marcy Chanteaux, when most recent album, Hey,
O’Riordan is, in fact, a first generation the DSO played a side- Eugene, recorded in 2007.
Irish-American whose parents moved by-side concert with the In 2001, while living in
to the United States when her father, an youth ensemble. Florida, O’Riordan was invited
engineer, was transferred from Ireland O’Riordan received a to perform as a substitute
to Chicago. Although she was born here, Bachelor of Music with cellist with the Detroit
O’Riordan still has deep roots in her Distinction from the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra on their European
parents’ homeland. of Music where she was named an Arts tour. The first leg of the tour took the
“My mother has 10 siblings, and I Leadership Scholar. She continued her DSO to Ireland. O’Riordan’s flight
have 35 cousins in Ireland,” she said. studies as a graduate student at the landed in Dublin on her 25th birthday
“I’ve visited a number of times over the Northwestern University School of Music where she was greeted by two of her
years, and the last time there was a as a recipient of the Eckstein Grant, a aunts. Her other Ireland-based relatives
family reunion. There was lots of music two-year, full-ride fellowship. During her attended her performances in Ireland and
with aunts and uncles hauling out time at Northwestern, she was a winner England. The trip was also meaningful
instruments and everyone singing along. of the school’s concerto competition. As since it was the first American orchestra
Someone usually finds an old cello for a result, she performed as a soloist with tour to Europe following the attacks of
me to play, and my siblings tell me I get the Northwestern University Symphony September 11. O’Riordan remembers that
off easy because I don’t have to sing.” Orchestra. At the same time, she was they were warmly welcomed everywhere
O’Riordan began playing the cello at co-principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra they went with sold-out houses at nearly
age 4 after hearing a string instrument of Chicago under the batons of Daniel all performances.
demonstration in her kindergarten Barenboim and Pierre Boulez. O’Riordan continued to substitute
class. When her family relocated to the After graduating, O’Riordan won with the DSO before winning a coveted
Washington, D.C. area when she was 9, positions with the New Artist Piano section position in December 2006.
she continued her musical education. Quartet, the Florida West Coast She earned her tenure a year later. She
She went on to attend the Interlochen Symphony (assistant principal cellist), loves working with the DSO which she
Arts Camp in 1992 as an Emerson the Sarasota Opera (principal cellist) says has a great sense of camaraderie
Scholar and returned for the next two and the Oregon Symphony. While that is not always found in professional
summers. There, she took a master class in Oregon, she also had the unique symphonies. She also feels proud to
with DSO cellist Paul Wingert, and as a opportunity to play with two acts that play in the historic Orchestra Hall and is
were far removed from extremely excited about having Leonard
the symphony world: Slatkin as the new Music Director. “There
Michigan native and was just an immediate chemistry with
award-winning indie him,” she said. “The orchestra sounds
rocker Sufjan Stevens exceptionally good when he conducts.”
and Pink Martini, the O’Riordan lives in Berkley and has
“little orchestra” from become very fond of her adopted home.
Portland, Or. that melds “Detroit has a lot of character and history,
jazz, Latin and multiple not to mention a strong cultural base,”
ethnic influences to she said.
create what might be In addition to doing yoga three times
described as “world a week to relieve stress and keep both
lounge” music. physically and mentally acute, O’Riordan
O’Riordan continued occasionally helps out at a friend’s farm
her relationship stand at Eastern Market.
with Pink Martini
and performed with
Una with her cousin Rory, at the summit of Mt Benbo, just the ensemble in Los
outside her mom’s hometown of Manorhamilton, County
Leitrim, Ireland.
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A Year and Counting…
By Leonard Slatkin

a s i write this, my life as music

Director of the Detroit symphony
orchestra, at least on the podium, is about
managed to schedule five weeks in Detroit.
additionally, over the past year, i have
embarked on a new career path. although i
to commence. it has been an energizing do not consider myself a composer, once in
and exhausting time waiting for that first a while i have written a work or two that
downbeat in December. did not seem too bad. but an opportunity
you may be wondering why i did not to become an arranger blossomed last
lead any of the opening weeks of the year. the results of this new venture will
season. about a year ago, when we finalized actually be on display during my first week
the details for my joining the Dso, almost in Detroit at a special, free concert with
all the weeks in my the Civic orchestra, the most advanced of
2008-09 season were the Dso’s Civic youth ensembles.
accounted for since we will play ten pieces i arranged for piano
guest conducting dates and strings for school age soloists and
are booked sometimes instrumentalists, all of which have recently
as far as a year or two been published as Holidays for Piano and
in advance. it had been Strings, the first educational collection
my plan to simply to be published as part of my youth
guest conduct for eight orchestra series. there is very little that
months of the year and is more satisfying than doing something
take some time off for constructive for the musical education of
various projects i have our young people.
wanted to do. i was writing a book is now on hold. no, it
looking ahead to life on is not an autobiography or even a memoir.
the road. neither is it a conducting textbook.
my first encounter rather, it deals with the actual process of
with the Dso and our becoming a conductor and the ins and
subsequent agreement outs of the profession, including studying,
for my new position rehearsal technique, verbal skills and any of
changed all that, but the other competencies that lead to success
which organizations on the podium. but of course, i need to
wanted to give up the find time to do this. i guess that is what
weeks that were already long plane rides are for.
on the books? a few back to Detroit. over this past year, we
orchestras understood have done much to move the orchestra
and released me from forward. leaving aside the economic
my commitments. others did not. picture for the moment, my first order
those, and planned trips to the Far east of business was to fill several vacancies in
and europe, were impossible to move the orchestra. now, in conjunction with
around. however, i’m happy to say we still the audition committee, we have selected

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a new principal flute we are all facing
(sharon sparrow), difficult times,
principal bass (alex but the Dso and,
hanna) and some indeed, the other arts
talented rookies in the institutions in the
string section. hiring Detroit-area need
players gives us the as much support
opportunity to shape as possible. what
the sound of the Dso we do and provide
for the future. in every is not the tangible
case, the musicians who satisfaction of a
reached the finals were physical product, but
of the highest caliber, reassuring us that audience and a performance standpoint. the abstract window into the soul.
the Dso continues to attract the world’s a re-design of our family series, young music in particular means something
most outstanding musicians. people’s Concerts, as well as a renewed different to everyone. it is primarily
there have also been numerous commitment to the community are our job as performers to recreate what
meetings regarding our programming. priorities. i will work closely with the has come from the past, not only to
each music director brings a vision and Classical roots Celebration Committee, express what we believe to be the intent
scope to his tenure. i will continue to the sphinx organization, the Civic of the composer, but also to illuminate
emphasize american music in addition youth ensembles and the Detroit it for today’s audiences. additionally,
to building on the traditions that have school of arts to move our musical we help form the basis of what will
been established by my predecessors. agenda forward for young people in the become the repertoire of the future by
it is our goal to present a wide variety community. securing a solid foundation commissioning and premiering new
of music to both the musicians and will help ensure future educational works. many of our discussions this past
our audience. no sound or style is off opportunities for aspiring musicians. year have been about how to bring you
limits. even though i maintain a large even if a student does not enter the into the process and also make sure that
repertoire, there are composers and profession, there is nothing like an you hear the results.
works that are best left to others to understanding of the fundamentals in the months ahead, you will see us
conduct. the overriding programmatic of music to develop and keep creative on television, listen to us on radio, find
balance of each season will give everyone minds fresh. us on the internet and hear us on CD.
plenty of choices. i have been trying to get to Detroit Further, every effort is being made to
there have been important initiatives at least once a month. it has been my re-evaluate each aspect of our operation.
on the education front, both from an pleasure during those visits to get to nothing is taken for granted, and that
know many of our board can only help to serve both the music
members and long time and the audience.
supporters. i expect to yes, it has been a long year, but now
physically move here by the the waiting is over. it is with the greatest
end of the 2008-09 season. it of honor and pride that i step onto
is important for me to be an the stage in orchestra hall and lead
active part of this community this great orchestra as it continues its
in order to help the orchestra mission of artistic excellence. it should
grow. and, of course, this be a wonderful time for all of us.
leads to the current economic

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor
Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus
Mark Wigglesworth
Born in Sussex, England, Mark
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Saturday, November 29 at 8:30 p.m. Philharmonic, Royal
Sunday, November 30 at 3 p.m. Concertgebouw
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Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Phil-
Stephen Hough, piano harmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of
Rome, Orchestra of La Scala Milan,
Richard Wagner Selections from Tannhäuser Budapest Festival Orchestra and
(1813-1883) (Paris version) the Israel Philharmonic. He has also
Overture appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the
“Venusberg Music” BBC Proms, the Hollywood Bowl, the
1995 Mahler Festival in Amsterdam and
Selections from Die Meistersinger in 2000 led the Sydney Symphony in
von Nürnberg Suite the closing concert of the Olympic Arts
Prelude to Act III Festival.
“Tanz der Lehrbuben” (Dance of the Since making his North American
Apprentices) debut in 1992, he has worked with
“Aufzug der Meistersinger” the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago
(Procession of the Meistersingers) Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Prelude to Act 1 New York Philharmonic, San Francisco
Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic
and the Montreal Symphony. He regu-
I n t er m is sion larly conducts the Minnesota Orchestra
and the DSO and has an ongoing rela-
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 tionship with the New World Symphony.
(1833-1897) Maestoso Mark Wigglesworth led his first opera
Adagio production in 1991, conducting Cosi fan
Rondo: Allegro non troppo tutte for Opera Factory in London. Since
Stephen Hough, piano then, he has conducted Peter Grimes,
La Boheme and Le Nozze di Figaro at the
Glyndebourne Festival; Lady Macbeth of
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his Metropolitan Opera debut conduct-
ing Le Nozze di Figaro, and in October
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Program notes
Stephen Hough Selections from the Song Contest on the Wartburg
in 1842, completed the libretto in
Stephen Hough is widely regarded as Tannhäuser: Overture 1843 and finished the score in 1845.
one of the most important and distinctive
pianists of his generation. In recognition
and “Venusburg Music” The operas Rienzi and The Flying
Richard Wagner Dutchman helped Wagner become
of his achievements,
B. 22 May 1813 in Leipzig, Germany Kappelmeister at the Dresden Opera
he was awarded
D. 13 February 1883 in Venice, Italy and, at the same time, established
a prestigious
MacArthur Fellow- him as a successful composer. The
ship in 2001, joining The Overture was first opera was first performed on Octo-
prominent scientists, performed in concert ber 19, 1845 at the Dresden Opera
writers and others on February 12, 1846, with the composer conducting. The
who have made with Felix Mendelssohn music puzzled the public, critics and
unique contributions conducting the Gewand- performers alike. “I was numbed,”
to contemporary life. haus Orchestra in Leipzig. Wagner wrote of the resistance to
He is also the 2008 winner of Northwest- Scored for 3 flutes (one doubling Tannhäuser, but before long, the work
ern University School of Music’s Jean on piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 made its way into every opera house
Gimbel Lane prize in Piano Performance. bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trom- in Germany, and then in the world.
Hough has appeared with most of the bones, tuba, timpani, percussion (casta- In brief, Wagner’s opera tells of
major American and European orches- nets, cymbals, tambourine, triangle), Tannhäuser’s escape from the enchanted
tras and plays recitals regularly in the harp and strings. (Approx. 24 mins.) palace of Venus, the goddess of love and
major halls and concert series around beauty, and his search for Elisabeth, his
the world. He is also a guest at festivals Tannhäuser is the name of a true love in the real world. He goes to the
such as Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, Aspen, German poet and singer of the 13th Wartburg, a castle on the top of a moun-
Ravinia, Tanglewood, Blossom, Holly- century whose life and imagina- tain, where he enters a competition. The
wood Bowl, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh and tive works blended into a popular prize is Elisabeth’s hand in marriage, but
the BBC Proms where he has made over the gathering there becomes outraged
legend that has survived for many
a dozen concerto appearances. Recent when his song turns out to be a glorifi-
centuries. Wagner sketched his idea
engagements include performances with cation of the carnal pleasures offered
for an opera on Tannhäuser and
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by the pagan goddess, Venus. In the
final act, Elisabeth dies of sorrow as
Selections from tice artisans with the ‘maidens from
Fürth’ in, for him, an uncharacteristic,
Tannhäuser returns from Rome where he Die Meistersinger von rare waltz.
has gone on a pilgrimage to beg forgive-
ness from the Pope. The story symbol-
Nürnberg Suite The dance music is followed in this
selection by the impressive arrival of
izes the conflict between the higher and Richard Wagner the elders, “Aufzug der Meistersinger”
lower natures of man, indicating the B. 22 May 1813 in Leipzig, Germany (“Procession of the Mastersingers”), a
tremendous power of the senses and the D. 13 February 1883 in Venice, Italy very famous excerpt. The music reflects
supremacy of the soul. a pompous and stately entrance before
In the years that followed, Wagner First performed June 21, 1868 at the the Meistersingers take their seats in the
made sure that this work was played all Königliches Hof- und National-Theater judges’ section. Based on an authentic
over Europe to acquaint audiences with in Munich. melody of the 16th century Meistersing-
the music and to whet their appetites Scored for 2 flutes, (one doubling on ers, this section is sometimes called
for the entire opera. Wagner composed piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, the “banner” theme because the music
Tannhäuser in 1845. The Overture was 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, accompanies the bearing of the banners
first performed in concert on Febru- timpani, percussion (cymbals, glock- of various craftsmen.
ary 12, 1846 when Felix Mendelssohn enspiel, snare drum, triangle), harp and In this suite, the Prelude to Act 1 is
conducted it at a pension-fund concert strings. (Approx. 18 mins.) the finale. Unlike many earlier operas,
of the Gewandhaus (“Drapers’ Hall”) where the overture was the last part of
Orchestra, in Leipzig. Only much later the opera a composer wrote, Wagner
did it become firmly established in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg began composing his Meistersinger
the concert repertoire. Wagner made (“The Mastersingers of Nürnberg”) with the overture, or Prelude as he later
many changes in Tannhäuser, including is Wagner’s only comic opera. In called it. He described the actual experi-
translating its libretto into French for the 1845, Wagner had previously used ence, the moment of his inspiration, in
performances of the work at the Paris the basic subject material, a song his Autobiography: “The Prelude to my
Opera in 1861. For these performances, contest with the hand of a beautiful Meistersinger suddenly sprang up clearly
members of the Paris Jockey Club woman as the prize, in his romantic in my mind as I had once before beheld
(patrons of the opera) had demanded opera Tannhäuser. The idea for this it in a troubled mood, as if it had been a
that the opera contain a ballet in the new lighter version, as a parody or distant mirage, and I proceeded to draft
third act, in keeping with French tradi- the Prelude precisely as it appears today
satire based on the same material,
tion. Instead, Wagner extended the in the score, that is, setting forth very
originated at about the same time.
Venusberg scene at the opening of the definitely the main motives of the whole
opera to include a ballet. The opera Die Meistersinger von drama. Then I went on at once to work
The overture opens with the stately Nürnberg is based on a story of the at the text, composing scenes in due
pilgrims’ chorus and the themes 16th century guild of Meistersing- sequence.”
associated in the drama with the ideas ers (mastersingers) headed by the This overture is one of Wagner’s
of pardon, contrition and salvation. beloved cobbler-poet Hans Sachs, famous works and one of the most stir-
These soon become engulfed in the and it demonstrates the superiority ring curtain-raisers ever written, and now
wild, whirling music of the Venusberg, of natural and spontaneous art over it is performed on orchestral programs
which represents sensuality. The third the pedantic and conventional. The so frequently that many who have never
theme reflects Elisabeth’s prayers and seen the opera still know this music well.
hero of the opera, Walther von Stolz-
the theme of piety. Eventually, pardon It begins with the lively Procession of the
ing, was intended to be a portrayal
thunders out triumphantly from the Meistersingers, heard in this suite earlier
trombones, while the other instruments
of Wagner himself. Beckmesser,
on its own. Then a flowing flute melody
simultaneously intone a divine celestial his unsuccessful rival for the hand associated with Walther’s awakening
sound.  The bacchanale in the Venusberg of the beautiful Eva, is a caricature love follows. Subsequently, the tender
section extends to provide a frenzied of Wagner’s severest critic, Eduard lyric subject in the violins, associated
orgy of ballet music. In the original Hanslick. with the growing love of Walther for
version, the stage set included a rocky The selections in this Meistersinger Eva, is sounded. A second march-like
grotto where there were bathing naiads, Suite begin with the Prelude to Act III. theme, the guild-theme, symbolic of the
reclining sirens and dancing nymphs. After the riot that ended Act II, the music importance of the Meistersingers, is then
Venus reclined on a couch in a rosy light, of the Prelude to Act III sets the scene announced. Next comes a lyrical sugges-
with Tannhäuser, half-kneeling, nestling for Sachs’ soliloquy which begins the tion of the famous Prize Song and a
his head in her lap. The bacchantes stir act. Reflecting Sachs’ ruminations on the scherzo in which the playful apprentices
up the dancers to their orgiastic excite- absurdity of violence, this music mirrors parody the first Meistersinger theme.
ment as the orchestra expresses their Sachs’ pensive nature with a somber Combined with this are the counter-
emotion with a rich, voluptuous sound. theme that symbolizes his philosophical melodies associated with the lovers and
During this revelry, the listener can hear character. The prelude begins ominously with Beckmesser: the climax is reached
the famous rising chromatic four-note with a sense of foreboding and resigna- when the Meistersinger theme, the
phrase Wagner also used in Tristan and tion. Only in the hushed brass is there march theme and Walther’s love music
Isolde. a glimmer of optimism with musical are combined and sound simultaneously.
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Concerto for Piano (Blessed is he who comes in the name
of the Lord) in memory of Robert Schu-
violinist, Joachim, with whom he first
met the Schumanns. Joachim put the
and Orchestra No. 1, mann, and at another time, he said that spirit of the Brahms music into words
in D minor, Op. 15 it was a lovely portrait of Clara. To both,
regardless, Brahms has paid homage
quite accurately when he described
this movement’s themes as “the pithy,
Johannes Brahms by musically projecting his love (and his bold spirit of the first theme [and] the
B. 7 May 1833 in Hamburg, Germany pain) in this romanza-like movement. It is intimate and soft B-flat Major passage.”
D. 3 April 1897 in Vienna, Austria based on a poetic theme that the piano The movement brings the concerto to an
takes up after its initial statement in end with a long and brilliant coda after a
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and 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2
bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani
and strings. (Approx. 42 mins.)
The history of this piano concerto
begins in 1854 when Brahms showed
Robert Schumann’s wife, Clara, who
was one of the greatest pianists
of the time and also a composer,
movements of a symphony he had
sketched. They played it at two
pianos, and friends who heard it
suggested that it could be made into
a concerto. For four years, Brahms
worked over this music, composed
a new third movement (the original
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the kind favored at the time. In Germany,
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the strings state the main theme over a
timpani roll before the piano joins in. The
piano’s first entrance is energetic, and it
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Brahms once suggested that the grave
slow movement, Adagio, was inscribed
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
Count Basie Orchestra
Jazz is an American invention of the
20th Century. Its sound is the “modern
Paradise Jazz Series art” of music. In his 80-year life span,
“Count” Basie
so expanded
Christmas with the Count Basie Orchestra and elevated
Directed by Bill Hughes the art form
that modern
count basie orchestra
Thursday, December 4 at 8 p.m. music’s
connoisseurs around the world regard
TRUMPETS: his legacy as an “American Institution.”
Michael Williams Yet the affable “Count” was a very
William ‘Scotty’ Barnhart modest gentleman. His motions and
James Zollar musical conversations at the piano
Kris Johnson closely paralleled his approach to life
itself. So one might predict he’d be
TROMBONES: elated to know that the orchestral institu-
*Clarence Banks tion he founded in 1935 is still thriving
David Keim today.
Barry Cooper Basie joined the Benny Moten Orches-
Alvin Walker tra in Kansas City at the end of the 1920s.
Jazz experts maintain that Basie at the
SAXOPHONES: keyboard signaled the beginning of the
*John Williams, baritone Moten band’s historical significance,
Doug Miller, tenor starting with discs cut in 1932. With
Marshall McDonald, lead alto Benny Moten’s sudden death three years
Doug Lawrence, tenor later, Basie went from pianist to band-
Cleave Guyton, alto leader. He took the name “The Count”
when his new group headlined at Kansas
RHYTHM SECTION: City’s Reno Club in 1935. The Count
Marion Felder, drums Basie Orchestra had arrived.
*James Leary, bass With the keyboard touch or two, sound
Will Matthews, guitar was set into motion. Always swinging,
Llew Matthews, piano his piano spots became the band’s claim
to fame. A single “Plink, Plink, Plink”
closing triplet was the “signature” his
* Indicates musicians who worked or performed with Count Basie music needed. Despite half a century of
changing tastes in popular music, the
Selections to be announced from the stage. endurance of The Count Basie Orchestra
confirms the genius of his earliest musi-
There will a 15-minute intermission cal instincts.
The Count Basie Orchestra of today is
18 performers committed to upholding
and advancing this “American Institu-
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Photographing or taping of DSO concerts is prohibited. have been in the band “for a minute,” yet
The DSO can be heard on the DSO, Chandos, London, RCA and Mercury Record labels.
the core of the sound still swings from
a few musicians hand-picked by Count
Basie himself. They are in demand for
world tours and recordings, have won
every respected jazz poll in the world at
Before every Paradise Jazz concert, please join us for
least once, and continue to accumulate
Civic Jazz Live! awards and special recognitions.
Thu., Dec. 4 performance features
Civic Jazz Orchestra Don’t Miss Sophie Milman
in the Music Box at 6:30 p.m. and Phil Woods in the next
Paradise Jazz Concert
Thu., Jan. 8, 2009 at 8 pm.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
Natalie MacMaster
Natalie MacMaster first picked up
a fiddle at the age of nine and has not
looked back. The
World Music Series niece of famed
Cape Breton fiddler
A Celtic Christmas with Natalie MacMaster Buddy MacMaster,
she quickly became
Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. a major talent in
her own right. After
Natalie MacMaster, fiddle winning numerous
Mac Morin, piano East Coast Music
Matt MacIsaac, pipes Awards for her early
traditional recordings, she began taking
JD Blair, percussion
Celtic music to new heights with albums
Nathaniel Smith, cello
like In My Hands which featured elements
of jazz, Latin music and guest vocals by
Selections to be announced from the stage. Alison Krauss. She has recorded and
released seven albums in Canada and the
There will be a 15-minute intermission. U.S., received both a Grammy nomination
and Juno Award for Best Instrumental
The DSO does not appear on this program. Album for My Roots Are Showing, won
another Juno Award for Best Instrumen-
Natural Herb Cough Drops – Courtesy of Riccola USA, Inc. tal Album for In My Hands and garnered
Photographing or taping of DSO concerts is prohibited. several Canadian Country Music Awards
The DSO can be heard on the DSO, Chandos, London, RCA and Mercury Record labels. for “Fiddler of the Year.” She has shared
the live performance stage with acts
such as Carlos Santana, The Chieftains,
Paul Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, Alison
Krauss, Mark O’Connor and dozens of
distinguished symphony orchestras.
MacMaster has performed on ABC
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor
Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus
Leonard Slatkin
Signature Series Sponsor Hailed as “America’s Music Director”
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this season as Music
Classical Series Director of the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra.
The Slatkin Era Begins
Additionally, he
Thursday, December 11 at 8 p.m becomes Principal
Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Guest Conductor
Saturday, December 13 at 8:30 p.m. of the Pittsburgh
Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Slatkin
in 2008-09. Having
Leonard Slatkin, conductor recently completed his 12th and final
Mary Wilson, soprano / Robert Baker, tenor / Hugh Russell, baritone season as Music Director of the National
UMS Choral Union, Jerry Blackstone, director Symphony Orchestra, Slatkin continues
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, Bonnie Kidd, director as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Advisor
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Overture to La forza del destino to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
James Lee III (b. 1975) A Different Soldier’s Tale (World Premiere) Throughout the world, Slatkin’s
performances have been distinguished
I n t er m is sion by imaginative programming and highly
Carl Orff Carmina Burana praised interpretations of both the
(1895-1982) Fortuna imperatrix mundi standard and contemporary symphonic
[Fortune, Empress of the World] repertoire. Additionally, he is well-known
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Fortune plango vulnera for his arts advocacy work on behalf of
music education.
I. Primo vere [In Springtime] Following a successful tenure as Music
Veris leta facies
Omnia Sol temperat Director of the Saint Louis Symphony from
Ecce gratum 1979 to 1996, Slatkin became Conductor
Uf dem Anger [On the Green] Laureate. He served as Festival Director
Floret silva of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom
Chramer, gip die varwe mir Festival from 1990-99, Principal Guest
Reie Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra
Were diu werlt alle min from 1997-2000, Chief Conductor of the

II. In taberna [In the Tavern] BBC Symphony Orchestra from 2000-04
Estuans interius and Principal Guest Conductor of the Los
Olim lacus colueram
Ego sum abbas Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood
In taberna quando sumus Bowl from 2004-07. Slatkin is a frequent

III. Cour d’amours [The Court of Love]
host of musical broadcasts, which include
Amor volat undique the BBC and the new WRCJ broadcasts of
Dies, nox et omnia DSO performances.
Stetit puella Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings
Circa mea pectora
Si puer cum puellula have been recognized with seven Grammy
Veni, veni, venias Awards and more than 60 Grammy Award-
In trutina nominations. He has received many other
Tempus est iocundum
Dulcissime honors and awards, including the 2003
Blanziflor et Helena [Blanziflor and Helena] National Medal of Arts, France’s Chevalier
Ave formosissima of the Legion of Honor and the League
Fortuna imperatrix mundi
of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton for
O Fortuna
service to American music.
Audience members attending these concerts are invited to join Maestro Slatkin Slatkin was born In Los Angeles where
in Orchestra Hall for an informal, pre-concert discussion with audience participation.
his parents, conductor-violinist Felix
An “Open Forum with Leonard Slatkin” takes place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 12;
7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 14. Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, were
founding members of the Hollywood String
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22 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
Mary Wilson Career highlights include the world
premiere of Peter Westergaard’s Moby
Opera Center, Russell sang the roles of
Malatesta in Don Pasquale, the title role
Cultivating a wide-ranging career Dick at Princeton University (recorded in Pelléas et Mélisande and Guglielmo in
singing chamber music, oratorio and for Albany Records); his Metropolitan Così fan Tutte. He has also been a regular
operatic repertoire, sopranoMary Wilson Opera debut in Prokfiev’s War and Peace; performer with the New York Festival of
continues to receive performances with The Washington Song.
critical acclaim from National Opera on its tour to Japan; and
coast to coast.
During the
the release of A Dream Within a Dream
(Koch: 1999), a recording of the songs of
UMS Choral Union
2008-09 season, Charles Martin Loeffler. Throughout its 130-year history, the
Wilson returns With the National Symphony UMS Choral Union has performed
to the Cleveland Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, with many of the world’s distinguished
Orchestra for Baker was soloist on the 1996 Grammy orchestras and conductors.
Handel’s Messiah, Award-Winning recording Of Rage and Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of
which she will Remembrance by John Corigliano (BMI: University Musical Society, the 175-voice
also sing with the University Musical 1996), and last season sang Triquet in the Choral Union is known for its definitive
Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Other NSO’s presentation of Eugene Onegin. performances of large-scale works for
highlights include Hadyn’s Lord Nelson This season, Baker will be singing chorus and orchestra. Fourteen years ago,
Mass with the Southwest Florida in Peter Grimes with the Washington the UMS Choral Union further enriched
Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem and National Opera and the Bach Cantata that tradition when it began appearing
Bach’s Cantata No. 51 with the National 207 in a staged performance with the regularly with the Detroit Symphony Or-
Philharmonic; and Haydn’s Salve Regina Washington Bach Consort. chestra (DSO). Amidst performances of
and Fajer’s Missa de Los Angeles with Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms,
Musica Angelica. In addition, Wilson Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and others,
will join the Florida Bach Festival for Hugh Russell the UMS Choral Union has also recorded
Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Easter The young Canadian baritone Hugh Tchaikovsky’s The Snow Maiden with the
Oratorio and Brahm’s German Requiem; Russell has been consistently hailed orchestra for Chandos, Ltd.
the Los Angeles Master Chorale for for his beautiful voice, dramatic gifts Led by Grammy Award-winning
Mendelssohn’s Elijah; and the American and interpretive conductor and Music Director Jerry
Bach Soloists with whom she will sing originality. He begins Blackstone, the UMS Choral Union was a
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and virtuoso the 2008-09 season participant chorus in a rare performance
Handel duets in celebration of their 20th with performances and recording of William Bolcom’s
Anniversary Season. of Dandini in La Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Wilson was a 1999 National Finalist Cenerentola with in Hill Auditorium in April 2004 under
in the Metropolitan Opera National Atlanta Opera, the baton of Leonard Slatkin. Naxos
Council Auditions, awarded the Adams followed by concert released a three-disc set of this recording
Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival russell
performances of in October 2004, featuring the UMS
in California and is the recipient of a Carmina Burana Choral Union and U-M School of Music
career grant from Opera Theatre of St. with the DSO as well as the Pittsburgh ensembles. The recording won four
Louis’ prestigious Richard Gaddes Fund Symphony and Edmonton Symphony Grammy Awards in 2006, including “Best
for Opera Singers. She was named a Society. Russell will appear as Belcore Choral Performance” and “Best Classical
2004 “Emerging Artist” by Symphony in L’Elisir d’amore with Arizona Opera Album.” The recording was also selected
Magazine, the publication’s first-ever and as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with as one of The New York Times “Best
compilation of up-and-coming classical Pacific Opera Victoria. Classical Music CDs of 2004.”
soloists.  Wilson holds performance Highlights from the 2007-08 season The 07/08 season brought further
degrees from St. Olaf College and includee Carmina Burana with the collaborations with the DSO, including
Washington University in St. Louis . Toronto Symphony, which he performed Detroit Orchestral Hall performances
later in the season with the Houston of the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven’s
Symphony and the Philadelphia Symphony No. 9, and a special Good
Robert Baker Orchestra in Philadelphia, Saratoga Friday performance in Ann Arbor’s
Robert Baker has been featured in Springs, and Vail. He was also heard as Hill Auditorium of Bach’s St. Matthew
numerous roles with the Washington Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Boston Passion.
National Opera, totaling more than 250 Baroque in Die Fledermaus with Arizona In addition to this weekend’s DSO
performances. He Opera and appeared with Vancouver concerts, the UMS Choral Union 08/09
has recently been Opera as Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri. season includes two concerts in Ann
seen in Madama In recent seasons, Russell has Arbor: the annual performances of
Butterfly, Andrea appeared at the New York City Opera in Messiah with the Ann Arbor Symphony
Chénier and Il barbiere di Siviglia and the Los Angeles Orchestra in December and a concert
Democracy. He has Opera in Ariadne auf Naxos. He was both with two pianos featuring works of
also sung 10 roles an Adler Fellow and a member of the Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Jonathan
with the Washington Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Dove, and Carl Orff at St. Francis of
baker Concert Opera. Opera. As a member of the Pittsburgh Assisi Catholic Church in April. Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 23

PRoGRAM notes
Ann Arbor Youth Overture to La forza that same year, Verdi married his
childhood sweetheart, Margherita
Chorale del destino Barezzi. they had two children together
the Ann Arbor youth Chorale has GIUsePPe VeRDI before tragedy struck in 1839, when one
provided high quality choral training B. 10 october 1813, Le Roncole, Italy by one, the family fell ill. Margherita and
to talented boys and girls in Ann Arbor D. 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy the children died over the course of the
and surrounding areas since 1987. year, changing Verdi’s life forever.
Its membership cuts across social, First performed in St. In tribute to his family, the composer
economic and ethnic boundaries, and Petersburg, Russia on vowed never to write a comedy again and
this diversity is reflected in its repertory November 22, 1862. The instead pursued mainly works of tragedy
which embraces a broad variety of Overture appeared in and drama. Verdi clung to the idea of
styles, periods, and cultures. the AAyC’s the later Milan revision inescapable destiny and wrote many
excellent reputation has offered students of 1869. operas in homage to his beliefs, includ-
many exciting performance opportunities ing La forza del destino.
Scored for flute, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clari-
such as partnering with children’s choirs Composed in 1861-62, the opera’s
nets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets,
in and from Indiana, Chicago, Cincinnati libretto by Verdi’s lifelong friend and
3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum,
and toronto; collaborating with fine arts collaborator, Francesco Maria Piave,
2 harps and strings. (Approx. 8 mins.)
organizations such as the University is based on a spanish drama about
Musical society and the Ann Arbor thwarted love, Don Alvaro o La Fuerza del
symphony; and traveling throughout until the late 1830s, Verdi lived Sino (1835) by Angel de saavedra, with a
the United states, Canada and europe. a relatively peaceful life. He had scene adapted from German dramatist
Concert Choir enjoyed a friendship spent his youth as an altar boy and Friedrich schiller’s dramatic trilogy
concert with the Canadian Children’s organist at San Michele Arcangelo Wallensteins Lager, inspired by the thirty
opera Chorus on their 2007 trip to in Bussetto, Italy. He later studied years War.
toronto. composition with Vicenzo Lavigna, As the opera underwent massive
a composer and maestro at La Scala revision in 1869, the previous overture
in Milan, and in 1836 was named was replaced with this more expansive
music director of the Busseto piece. An opening from the brasses and
Philharmonic. woodwinds calls specific attention to the

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strong subject matter of the opera.
A rushing accompaniment follows, intro-
The first movement (“Vigilant Patrol”)
comments on various night patrols
Carmina Burana
ducing the theme of the daughter of the that James Lee Sr. made as a corporal. Carl Orff
Marquis of Calatrava, Donna Leonora, After the movement’s initial suspended B. 10 July 1895, Munich, Germany
whose famous aria is “Pace, pace, mio cymbal and wood block outburst, the D. 29 March 1982, Munich, Germany
Dio” (“Peace, peace, my God”). Themes complete orchestra plays a highly disso-
from other arias follow, though the recur- nant 12-tone chord signaling conflict. First performed on June
rent underlying theme of peace remains. The orchestral texture quickly diminishes 8, 1937, in Frankfurt by
In 1893, more than 50 years after the as it prepares the way for the so-called the Frankfurt Opera
death of his family, Verdi finally broke “Papa Lapa” (grandfather’s nickname) under the direction of
his vow by composing the comic opera theme. Throughout this movement, a Bertil Wetzelsberger.
Falstaff, received by an adoring audience. longing and quasi-mournful melody is Scored for 3 solo voices
played by various parts of the orchestra (soprano, tenor and baritone), a mixed
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work closes the movement, as if the tick- player doubling on English horn; 3
ing of the clock signals a new day. clarinets plus e-flat clarinet and bass
A Different Soldier’s Movement two (“I Must Survive”) clarinet; 3 bassoons and contrabas-
is where the actual battle takes place.
Tale An aspect of note in this movement is
soon; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones
and tuba; timpani and percussion; two
James Lee III a certain passage where the trumpets
pianos and celesta; and strings. (Approx.
B. 26 November 1975, St. Joseph, MI imitate the sound of sirens in an emer-
60 mins.)
gency. This tireless battle continues
Scored for 2 flutes, until the opening motive in the violins
piccolo, 2 oboes, English returns, accompanied by the snare drum. In 1803, a remarkable manuscript
horn, 2 clarinets, bass Soft timpani passages, low strings and was discovered in a medieval
clarinet, 2 bassoons, the snare drum tell us that the African Benedictine monastery at Beuren,
contrabassoon, 4 horns, American soldiers have been captured, in southern Germany. The docu-
3 trumpets, 3 trombones, lined up and prepared for execution by ment was not a religious text, but
tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, Nazi soldiers. Just when death seems
rather a collection of secular songs
celeste and strings. (Approx. 25 mins.) imminent, high screeching pleadings
and poems written by wandering
come from German women running
from a barn hoping that those soldiers’ students and minstrels during the
A Different Soldier’s Tale is a
lives will be saved. The strings, piano twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
four-movement work for orchestra
loosely based on stories that my and harp slide down aggressively to the The verses, in Latin, Old French
grandfather told me about his lower registers of their instruments, and and Middle‑High‑German, touched
involvement fighting in World War II. the movement ends with the dissonant a broad range of topics. They
sounds of war and conflict. satirized the clergy and nobility,
He was one of many African Ameri-
The next movement (“Capture! celebrated the passing seasons;
can soldiers engaged in the conflict
Funeral?”) is a solemn tale of one soldier
in the European theater. Even though complained of poverty, greed and
who was badly malnourished and whose
this work addresses the history of corruption; praised the pleasures
eye had been shot out in the battle.
one man’s fight during the Second Perhaps his family back in Alabama of wine and song; and above all,
World War, it also pays tribute to already thought he was dead. In this sang the joys and sorrows of love
the other host of men fighting for movement I have loosely quoted the while expressing a fatalistic view
freedom and to overcome tyranny. hymn “Come, Ye Disconsolate:” of human destiny controlled by a
The work is a commentary on James Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye “wheel of fortune.” By turns blatant
Lee Sr.’s (my grandfather’s) experi- languish. and refined, the language of these
ences on various night patrols as a Come to the mercy seat, fervently poems reflected the varied back-
corporal (I. Vigilant Patrol); his fight kneel. grounds and social stations of their
for survival (II. I Must Survive!); his Here bring your wounded hearts; here
authors, and the verses revealed a
and other African American soldiers’ tell your anguish;
Ear th has no sorrow that heaven freshness that is striking even today.
near execution by Nazi soldiers (III. They were published in 1847 under
cannot heal.
Capture! Funeral?); and the victory
The final movement (“Celebration on the title Carmina Burana (“Songs of
celebration back at home in Selma,
Broad Street”) is a five-part rondo with a the Beuren”). In 1935, they came to
Alabama (IV. Celebration on Broad
coda. Broad Street is the “main street” in the attention of an obscure German
Street). Each movement serves as Selma, Alabama where I imagine people composer named Carl Orff.
a musical commentary on some of would have had parades and celebrated
the stories told to me when I was Orff is one of the more curious figures
the end of the war. of 20th century music. He received a
Program note by James Lee III solid if unremarkable musical training Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 25

2008-2009 Series
65th Anniversary Season

James Ehnes, Violin Pražák Quartet Guarneri String
with Andrew Saturday, November 15 Quartet
Armstrong, Piano Saturday, April 11
Saturday, September 20 Christian Tetzlaff,
Violin Pacifica Quartet
Saturday, December 6
John Bruce Yeh, with Erik Rönmark,
Clarinet Denyce Graves, Saxophone
Cho-Liang Lin, Violin Mezzo-soprano and Saturday, April 18
Gary Hoffman, Cello Warren Jones, Piano
Christopher Taylor, Saturday, January 24 Kalichstein-Laredo-
Piano Robinson Trio
Saturday, October 4 ATOS Trio with the
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Saturday, May 16


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and, like so many composers of his Far from remaining isolated, these terpoint and thematic development in
generation, absorbed the influence interests came together in a fascinating favor of a deliberately primitive rhetoric.
first of the German post‑Romantics synthesis in Orff’s creative work. He Framing Carmina Burana is a massive
— particularly Strauss, the young sought new ways to dramatize concert chorus, “O Fortuna,” whose allusions
Schoenberg and, later, Stravinsky. But music, presenting staged versions of to both happiness and woe, “power and
his interests soon spread beyond the oratorios and other pieces. His own poverty alike,” sets out a broad canvas
concerns of modern composition. During compositions relied increasingly on of human experience to be filled by the
his twenties, he became involved with modal melodies derived from medieval intervening numbers. These are divided
the theater and soon became fascinated plainchant, and on the percussion instru- into three large sections. The first, “In
with the idea, analogous to Wagner’s ments and simplicity of utterance that Springtime,” is a hymn to reawakening
concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (the characterize Orff‑Schulwerk. Orff plainly nature and love. “In the Tavern” treats the
“complete art work”), of combining the was searching for a vehicle by which to pains and pleasures of hedonistic aban-
various arts to produce a spectacle bring these disparate elements together don. “The Court of Love,” the work’s final
whose total effect was greater than the in a telling and original way. He found it section, celebrates love and sensuality. 
sum of its parts. At about the same time, in Carmina Burana. Orff gained international attention
he developed a strong interest in early Orff composed his setting of the with Carmina Burana. It has since
music, particularly that of the medieval Beuren monastery verses in 1935‑36. become one of the most frequently
and Renaissance periods. Finally, in Upon completing it, he wrote to his performed of modern choral works.
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music and movement.” Orff’s work in this virtually unprecedented. Its pounding,
area, and in early music education gener- repetitive rhythms, simple motives, Program notes by Paul Schiavo © 2000
ally, continued for decades, resulting in elemental harmonies and huge orches-
the famous Orff‑Schulwerk, a teaching tral sound blocks convey a pagan and
program using simple percussion instru- orgiastic energy. In an audacious gambit,
ments and rhythmic movement now Orff deliberately abandoned Western
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2008 – 2009 Season
Garrison Keillor
Special Event Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in
Anoka, Minnesota and began his radio
career as a freshman at the University
Garrison Keillor
of Minnesota, from
Under the Mistletoe with the DSO which he graduated
in 1966. He went to
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 8 p.m. work for Minnesota
Public Radio in 1969,
Philip Brunelle, conductor and on July 6, 1974,
he hosted the first
broadcast of A Prairie
Tonight’s program will include the following: Home Companion
in St. Paul. The
show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989
Victor Hely-Hutchinson Here We Come A-Wassailing
in New York as The American Radio
(1901-1947) from Carol Symphony Company, returned to Minnesota, and in
1993 resumed the name A Prairie Home
Samuel Barber Chorale Prelude on “Silent Night” Companion. Over 3 million listeners on
(1910-1981) from Die Natali, Op. 37 more than 450 public radio stations now
hear the show each week.
William McGlaughlin Aunt Eva Suite (Surveying Lake Wobegon) Keillor is also the author of many
(b. 1946) Old American Songs books, including Lake Wobegon Days
(1985); The Book of Guys (1993); The Old
arr. Daniel Kallman Johnny Johnson Man Who Loved Cheese (1996); Wobegon
Boy (1997); Me: By Jimmy “Big Boy”
Sancta Lucia
Valente As Told to Garrison Keillor (1999);
Love Me (2003); Homegrown Democrat
arr. Philip Brunelle A Child is Born (2004); and Pontoon (2007). His newest
book is Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel
arr. Paul Gerike Christmas Carol Duet (2008).
O Little Town of Bethlehem Keillor has received numerous
Angels We Have Heard on High awards, including a Grammy Award for
his recording of Lake Wobegon Days. He
has also received two Cable ACE Awards
and a George Foster Peabody Award. He
Angels We Have Heard on High O Little Town of Bethlehem is a member of the American Academy
Angels we have heard on high O little town of Bethlehem, of Arts and Sciences and recently was
Sweetly singing o’er the plains, How still we see thee lie! presented with a National Humanities
And the mountains in reply Above thy deep and dreamless sleep Medal by the National Endowment for
Echoing their joyous strains. The silent stars go by; the Humanities. In 1994, he was inducted
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Yet in thy dark streets shineth into the Radio Hall of Fame at Chicago’s
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! The everlasting Light; Museum of Broadcast Communications.
The hopes and fears of all the years With Philip Brunelle, he has
Are met in thee tonight. performed with many orchestras, includ-
ing the Chicago, Milwaukee, San Fran-
cisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Dallas, and
There will be one 20-minute intermission. National symphonies. He has appeared
at Wolf Trap, Carnegie Hall, and other
major concert halls as a member of The
Hopeful Gospel Quartet, and he has
performed on his own in one-man shows
across the country and on tour broad-
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Leonard Slatkin TO THE Detroit Symphony
Philip Brunelle
Philip Brunelle, artistic director
and founder of VocalEssence, is an
internationally renowned conductor,
choral scholar and performer, working
enthusiastically to
expand audiences for
rarely heard works
of the past, and
unique new music.
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United States, South
America and Europe 130th Season
and included performances with the
New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota
Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral Festival
and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Brunelle served as president of the
Sixth World Symposium on Choral Richard Goode piano
Music, which took place in Minneapolis- SUN, JAN 25 | 4 PM
St. Paul in 2002. In 2006, he served Hill Auditorium • Ann Arbor
as artistic director and conductor of PROGRAM
America Sings!, a concert held in J. S. Bach French Suite No.5 in G Major, BWV 816
Washington, D.C. to launch the NEA Chopin Mazurkas
initiative, American Masterpieces: Choral Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp minor, Op. 39
Music. In 2008, he served on the Artistic Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Advisory Committee for the Eighth World J. S. Bach Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Klavier, BWV 846-893
Choral Symposium in Denmark and also Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
chaired the program committee for the Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No .2
American Guild of Organists national Waltz in c-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
convention, held in the Twin Cities. He Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
serves on the boards of Chorus America, Valse brillante in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3
the International Federation for Choral Polonaise-fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Music and St. Olaf College.
Among his many awards are honorary
doctorates from St. Olaf College, Gusta-
vus Adolphus College, St. John’s Univer-
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel music director
sity and United Theological Seminary. SAT, MAR 7 | 8 PM
Chorus America honored Brunelle with SUN, MAR 8 | 7 PM
its most prestigious award, the Michael Hill Auditorium • Ann Arbor
Korn Founder’s Award for Development
of the Choral Art, and the American PROGRAM (Sat 3/7)
Composers Forum named Philip Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
Schumann Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120
Brunelle “2007 Champion of New Music”
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, arr. Ravel
for his support of contemporary music
and composers of today. He has been PROGRAM (Sun 3/8)
honored by the governments of Norway, Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Sweden and the United Kingdom for his Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55
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Silver Bells enthusiasm for music, Wilkins brings
I’ll Be Home For Christmas energy and commitment to audiences
John Williams Three Holiday Songs from Home Alone** of all ages. He actively participates as
lyrics by Leslie Bricusse Somewhere in My Memory a guest speaker and volunteer for local
Star of Bethlehem community organizations and schools.
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas A native of Norfolk, Va., Wilkins
earned his Bachelor of Music Education
I n t er m is sion degree from the Shenandoah Conserva-
tory of Music and his Master of Music
arr. Carmen Dragon “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly”
degree in orchestral conducting from the
Jennifer Margaret Barker Nollaig** New England Conservatory of Music in
Boston. Currently he serves as chairman
Katherine Davis/arr. Ray Wright “Carol of the Drum” of the board for the Raymond James
arr. Brant Adams Torah Orah (Yisrael V’oraita)** [A cappella] Charitable Endowment Fund.

Bob Chilcott Mid-Winter**

Adolphe-Charles Adam “O Holy Night”** Thomas Wilkins
arr. David T. Clydesdale Kisma Jordan, soprano Conducts 31st Annual
Robert L. Shaw Many Moods of Christmas Suite I** Classical Roots Concerts
arr. Robert Russell Bennett Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Silent Night March 6-8, 2009
O Come, All Ye Faithful
** Denotes pieces performed with the Andover Chamber Choir and Grosse Pointe South Pointe Singers. Dear Mrs. Parks
December 19 concert sponsored by Detroit Area Honda Dealers Association by Hannibal Lokumbe
Natural Herb Cough Drops – Courtesy of Riccola USA, Inc.
Photographing or taping of DSO concerts is prohibited.
The DSO can be heard on the DSO, Chandos, London, RCA and Mercury Record labels.
30 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
Kisma Jordan Chamber Winds have invited the Pointe
singers to perform their Holiday Concert

The DSO wishes

soprano Kisma Jordan has shared her for the past seven years, and this year
ever-increasing talent before audiences they were featured in the Rutter Gloria.
you and yours a h
across the country with her “shimmering the Pointe singers are proud to have
soprano voice” as performed with the Dso in more than
noted by music critic
Anthony tommasini
50 different performances from 1994 to and healthy holid
and New Year.
the present, and they have been invited
in the New York to perform around the world, including
Times. some perfor- Italy where they sang a Full High Mass at
mance highlights the Vatican. this spring, they will travel
include the north to new york to perform at the United
American premiere nations. and have appeared on stage at the
of Francesco Fisher theater for Karl Haas’ live radio
Cavalli’s Gli Amore
D’ Apollo e di Daphne and Pasatieri’s Ellen J. Bowen show and at the Fox theater with Kenny
Rogers. the Andover Chamber singers
Signor Deluso with the Bowling Green ellen Bowen is Director of Choral was founded in 1973 as a performing
state opera theatre. she has had solo Activities/Music theater/Music technol- ensemble and a regular part of the music
engagements with the toledo symphony ogy at Grosse Pointe south High school. curriculum offerings. these auditioned
orchestra and the Bowling Green Phil- she has been at south High for 22 years juniors and seniors regularly perform
harmonia of ohio and recitals in ohio, and has also taught at Macomb Commu- at festivals and competitions receiving
Michigan, and Kentucky. In the 2006- nity College, Wayne state University exemplary scores. the Chamber singers
2007 season, Jordan received a personal and Chippewa Valley High school. form the core of the Andover Honors
invitation from renowned mezzo-soprano now in her 40th year in the educational Chorale which is planning another
Marilyn Horne to participate in the Song field, Bowen sat on the state Boards of european performing tour in the summer
Continues... 2006 master class and both the Michigan school Vocal Music of 2009. Both groups have been featured
recital festival presented by the Marilyn Association and the Michigan American with the Detroit Chamber Winds holiday
Horne Foundation at Carnegie’s Weill Choral Directors Association. she has performances for a number of years.
Hall. Recently, Jordan won the Great received a number of prestigious awards,
Lakes District of the Metropolitan opera including a Vocational service Award
national Council Auditions. Her addi- from the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe, Bruce J. Snyder,
tional prestigious awards include first a distinguished service Award from Choral Director
place in the Lima symphony orchestra Grosse Pointe Farms City Council and a
Bruce J. snyder began directing his
young Artists Competition, first place certificate of special tribute from Gover-
first choir at the age of 17. His conduct-
and Audience Choice Award winner of nor engler. Additionally, Wayne County
ing experience includes middle and
the 39th annual Bowling Green state recognized her for her exemplary role
high school teaching, community and
University Competition in Music Perfor- in making Grosse Pointe a place where
semi-professional adult groups, prepar-
mance, first place in the Dr. Marjorie residents can live and enjoy cultural
ing choruses for oratorio and opera
Conrad Peatee Art song Competition experiences with great pride. Bowen
performances, helping produce the
and the tuesday Musical Association has degrees from Columbia College,
annual all-school musical and 35 years of
Gertrude Marta Pflaum scholarship for Ball state University, Butler University,
church music experience. He is also an
Voice. A native of Detroit, Jordan holds oakland University and a certificate in
adjudicator. He has a B.A. from Albion
degrees in vocal performance from music technology from the University of
College, a Masters in conducting from
Kentucky state University and Bowling Michigan.
Michigan state and an ed.s. degree in
Green state University.
school administration from oakland
Andover Chamber University. every other summer, snyder
Grosse Pointe South Choir tours europe with his Andover Honors
Pointe Singers the Andover Chamber Choir from
Chorale. He has also toured europe with
the orchard Lake Community Church
Grosse Pointe south Pointe singers is Andover High school is made up of two Presbyterian Chancel Choir. snyder has
an Advanced Choir from Grosse Pointe select ensembles. the Jills, an honors been a choral director in the Bloomfield
south High school made up of students vocal ensemble that sings and rings Hills schools for 31 years and is in his
in grades 10 through 12. the choir has handbells, was formed in 1955. they 12th year on staff at the orchard Lake
been under the direction of ellen J. have performed in a wide variety of Community Church, Presbyterian. He
Bowen for 22 years. During that time, it venues from educational conferences to has been the recipient of numerous
has produced 24 Michigan school Vocal country club ballrooms, from european prestigious recognitions, including the
Music Association state Finalists in both cathedrals to recording studios, and Master teacher award from Bloomfield
solos and ensembles. they have also from schools to hospitals to special tele- Hills schools and 2008 teacher of the
been national show Choir champions vision productions. they have performed year from the Michigan school Vocal
for three straight years. the Detroit for Presidents Ford, Bush and Reagan Music Association (MsVMA).

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
2008 – 2009 Season
Phil Woods
One of the true masters of the bop
vocabulary, Phil Woods has had his own
Paradise Jazz Series
sound since the mid-1950s. One of the
top alto saxophon-
DOUBLE BILL ists alive, he has
Sophie Milman/Phil Woods Quintet lost neither his
enthusiasm nor his
Thursday, January 8 at 8 p.m. creativity through
the years.
Sophie Milman Woods’ first alto
Sophie Milman, vocals / Paul Shrofel, piano, keyboard sax was left to him
Kieran Overs, bass / Mark McLean, drums by an uncle, and
he started playing
Phil Woods Quintet seriously when he was 12. He gigged
Phil Woods, saxophone and studied locally until 1948. He then
Brian Lynch, trumpet / Bill Mays, piano moved to New York where he studied
Steve Gilmore, bass / Bill Goodwin, drums with Lennie Tristano at the Manhattan
School of Music and at Juilliard where
he majored in clarinet. He worked with
Selections to be announced from the stage.
Charlie Barnet (1954), Jimmy Raney
There will be a 15-minute intermission. (1955), George Wallington, the Dizzy
The DSO does not appear on this program. Gillespie Orchestra, Buddy Rich (1958-
59), Quincy Jones (1959-61) and Benny
Natural Herb Cough Drops – Courtesy of Riccola USA, Inc. Goodman (for BG’s famous 1962 tour
Photographing or taping of DSO concerts is prohibited. of the Soviet Union), but he has mostly
The DSO can be heard on the DSO, Chandos, London, RCA and Mercury Record labels.
headed his own groups since 1955,
including co-leadership of a combo with
Before every Paradise Jazz concert, please join us for Civic Jazz Live! fellow altoist Gene Quill in the 1950s logi-
Thu., Jan. 8 performance features cally known as “Phil & Quill.”
Civic Jazz Combos in the Music Box at 6:30 p.m. In the 1960s, Woods performed on
Benny Carter’s classic Further Defini-
tions record, toured Europe with the
Sophie Milman emotional homecoming at the vener-
able Toronto venue Massey Hall, where
short-lived Thelonious Monk Nonet,
“It’s not easy being green,” sang a performed on soundtracks to such films
Milman saw some of her heroes perform
24-year-old Sophie Milman on her smash as The Hustler and Blow Up and taught
as a teenager, and a triumphant appear-
2007 album, Make Someone Happy. But at an arts camp in Pennsylvania in the
ance alongside the Manhattan Transfer
today, no one can summers of 1964-67. Discouraged with
at a packed Hollywood Bowl.
accuse the young the jazz scene in the U.S., he moved to
  The success of Make Someone
Toronto singer of France in 1968 where he led The Euro-
Happy was only the latest chapter in
being “green” or pean Rhythm Machine.
Milman’s rise. Her self-titled debut
naïve about her In 1972, he returned to the U.S. and
album, released in 2004, has sold nearly
ascent into the upper formed a quintet with pianist Mike
100,000 copies worldwide and was
echelons of the inter- Melillo, bassist Steve Gilmore, drummer
named by iTunes USA as one of the Top
national jazz scene. Bill Goodwin and guitarist Harry Leahey
10 jazz albums of 2006. Milman’s 2007
  Make Someone that had much greater success. Their
iTunes EP, Live at the Winter Garden, hit
Happy has more recording Live at the Showboat officially
#1 on the jazz charts in Canada and
than lived up to its title: it topped the launched the band which today, after a
#4 in France. On her first trip to Japan,
iTunes jazz charts in both Canada and few personnel changes, still tours the
Milman was shocked to discover that she
the U.S. for months, cracked the Top 5 world. Not just a bebop repertory band,
was in the same stratosphere of stardom
jazz chart in Billboard, and garnered a Woods’ ensembles have developed their
as Diana Krall and Michael Bublé — a
2008 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of own repertoire, taken plenty of chances,
status that means she is regularly
the Year. Following its July, 2007 release, and stretched themselves while sticking
pursued by paparazzi there.
Milman spent nine months of the next to his straight-ahead path.
  Today, Milman continues to pursue her
year seducing sold-out audiences every- unusual double life: working to complete
where, including appearances with Chick
Don’t Miss the
her commerce degree at the University Next Bank of America
Corea, Chris Botti, Gary Burton, the of Toronto while readying her third
Neville Brothers, Jesse Cook and Randy
Paradise Jazz Concert
album, another eclectic collection set for John Scofield
Bachman. a spring 2009 release.
  Her recent tour schedule included an
Fri., Feb. 20 at 8 pm.
32 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor
Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus
Edgar Meyer
In demand as both a performer and
Preferred Series Sponsor: a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed
a role in the music world unlike any
other.  Hailed by the
New Yorker as “...
the most remarkable
virtuoso in the rela-
Classical Series tively unchronicled
Americans Here & Abroad history of his instru-
ment,” Meyer’s
Friday, January 9 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. unparalleled tech-
Saturday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m. nique and musician- meyer

Sunday, January 11 at 3 p.m. ship in combination

with his gift for composition have brought
him to the forefront where he is appreci-
ated by a vast, varied audience. His
Leonard Slatkin, conductor uniqueness in the field was recognized by
Edgar Meyer, double bass a MacArthur Award in 2002.
Béla Fleck, banjo As a soloist, Meyer has released a
Zakir Hussain, tabla concerto album with the St. Paul Cham-
ber Orchestra featuring Bottesini’s Gran
Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer’s Double
Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo
Margaret Brouwer Rhapsody for Orchestra Ma, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No. 2, and
(b. 1940) (World Premiere, Winner of the Meyer’s Concerto in D for Bass. In 2006,
Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award he released a self-titled solo recording
for Women Composers) on which he wrote and played all of
the pieces, incorporating seven varied
Edgar Meyer (b. 1960) Triple Concerto for Double Bass, instruments. His newest recording, a CD/
Béla Fleck (b. 1958) Banjo and Tabla DVD of original material with mandolinist
Chris Thile, was released in Fall 2008.
Zakir Hussain (b. 1951)
As a composer, Meyer has carved
out a remarkable niche. In the 2006-07
I n t er m is sion season, he premiered a triple concerto for
double bass, banjo and tabla (co-written
Leonard Bernstein Facsimile: A Choreographic Essay and performed with Béla Fleck and
(1918 – 1990) for Orchestra Zakir Hussain) and a piece for double
bass and piano that he performed with
Emanuel Ax. Meyer premiered his Double
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo
(1898 – 1937)
Ma and the Boston Symphony under Seiji
Ozawa. In October 1999, Meyer’s violin
concerto, written for Hilary Hahn, was
premiered and recorded by Hahn with the
All evening performances will be preceded by Ford ConcerTalks featuring guest speaker Charles Greenwell. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under Hugh
ConcerTalks begin one hour prior to performance time.
Natural Herb Cough Drops – Courtesy of Riccola USA, Inc. Collaborations are a central part of
Photographing or taping of DSO concerts is prohibited. Meyer’s work, including widely-acclaimed
The DSO can be heard on the DSO, Chandos, London, RCA and Mercury Record labels.
performances and recordings with Chris
Thile, Béla Fleck, Joshua Bell, Sam
Bush, Mike Marshall, Yo-Yo Ma and Mark
O’Connor. Meyer collaborated with Ma
Leonard Slatkin returns in April 2009 and O’Connor for Appalachia Waltz in 1996
for two more concert series: and its Grammy® Award-winning follow-
up Appalachian Journey in 2000.
Slatkin & Boisvert (Apr. 2-4)
Slatkin and Mahler (Apr. 23-25) Leonard Slatkin biography, see page 22.
34 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
Béla Fleck
Béla Fleck is often considered the
premiere banjo player in the world. A
New York City native, he picked up the
banjo at age 15 after
being awed by the
bluegrass music
of Flatt & Scruggs.
While still in high
school, he began
experimenting with
playing bebop jazz
on his banjo, and in
1980 he released his
first solo album, Crossing the Tracks. In
1982, Fleck joined the progressive blue-
grass band New Grass Revival, making a
name for himself ever since on countless
We’re called the Blues...
solo and ensemble projects as a virtuoso
instrumentalist unbounded by genre. but we like the classics too.
In 1989, Fleck formed the Flecktones
with members equally talented and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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world music, pop and jazz with such
glee and blissful lack of pretension.” The
Flecktones, comprised of Victor Wooten
on electric bass, Jeff Coffin on sax and
flute and Future Man on percussion,
Zakir Hussain Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet
Drum with Mickey Hart; Tabla Beat
have recently released the holiday record Zakir Hussain is today appreciated Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and
Jingle All The Way with guests Edgar both in the field of percussion and in the Eric Harland; and recordings and perfor-
Meyer, Andy Statman and Tuvan throat music world at large as an international mances with artists as diverse as George
singers. phenomenon. A clas- Harrison, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison,
Fleck and director Sascha Paladino sical tabla virtuoso Airto Moreira, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pharoah
are currently premiering the documen- of the highest order, Sanders, Billy Cobham, Rennie Harris
tary Throw Down Your Heart at festivals his consistently and the Kodo drummers of Japan.
nationwide. Motivated by a deep love of brilliant and exciting A child prodigy, Hussain was touring
African music, the film follows Fleck on performances have by the age of 12, the gifted son of tabla
a boundary-breaking musical adventure not only established legend Ustad Allarakha. Hussain came
to explore the little-known African him as a national to the United States in 1970, embark-
roots of the banjo and record an album. hussain
treasure in his own ing on an international career which
Transcending barriers of language and country, India, but includes no fewer than 150 concert dates
culture, Fleck finds common ground with have also earned him worldwide fame. a year. He has composed and recorded
musicians ranging from local villagers His playing is marked by uncanny many albums and soundtracks, and
to international superstars such as the intuition and masterful improvisational has received widespread recognition
Malian diva Oumou Sangare to create dexterity, founded in formidable knowl- as a composer for his many ensembles
some of the most meaningful music edge and study. The favorite accompa- and collaborations. He has composed
of his career. The album and tour are nist for many of India’s greatest classical soundtracks for the films In Custody and
planned for Spring 2009. musicians and dancers, he has not let The Mystic Masseur directed by Ismail
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones perform his genius rest there. Merchant, Bertolucci’s Little Buddha, for
for over 500,000 people annually, and Widely considered a chief architect which Hussain composed, performed
Fleck has received more Grammy nomi- of the contemporary world music move- and acted as Indian music advisor,
nations in more diverse categories than ment, Hussain’s contribution to world Vanaprastham (The Last Dance), chosen
any other musician in history. music has been unique, with many to be screened at the Cannes Film Festi-
historic collaborations including Shakti, val in May, 1999, Saaz, and Everybody
which he founded with John McLaughlin Says I’m Fine.
and L. Shankar in the early 1970’s; the Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 35

Rhapsody for Triple Concerto for If the task of combining banjo, bass
and tabla with symphony orchestra
Orchestra Double Bass, Banjo seems a formidable one, the act of
Margaret Brouwer and Tabla achieving a valid and persuasive balance
has been worked out with considerable
B. 8 February 1940 in Ann Arbor, MI
Edgar Meyer professionalism and panache. The
B. 24 November 1960 in Tulsa, OK concerto is in traditional three-movement
Scored for 3 flutes (3rd
Béla Fleck form (that’s probably the only element
doubling on piccolo),
B. 10 July 1958 in New York City about the piece that’s traditional), with
2 oboes, English horn,
Zakir Hussain a slow movement separating the two
3 clarinets (3rd doubling
B. 9 March 1951 in Bombay, India quicker sections. The game plan is clear:
on bass clarinet),
2 bassoons, contrabas- each instrument has the opportunity
First performed by the Nashville at some point to play alone, apart from
soon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones,
Symphony on September 9, 2006 with the group, there are duets and the three
tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists, 2 harps
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar engage in a cadenza in the final move-
and strings. (Approx. 15 mins.)
Meyer, Leonard Slatkin conducting, ment. The sonorities involved require
for the opening of the Schermerhorn the utmost compositional dexterity if
Rhapsody for Orchestra was Symphony Center. they are to be blended. Or is the contrast
commissioned by the Detroit Scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, between them the aesthetic point?
Symphony Orchestra in honor of 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, It must be said that the Nashville
Elaine Lebenbom. In the style of a 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, Symphony opted on the side of courage
concerto for orchestra, it features cymbals and strings. (Approx. 20 mins.) in commissioning such an unconven-
principal players, sections, and the tional work. Relying on the proven
entire orchestra in a soloistic way. musicianship and the virtuosity of this
Concertos for three instruments
trio minimized the risk, however, and the
I love the orchestra — its beauty, are hardly plentiful, but they do results are fascinating.
power and excitement. It has an exist. Bach wrote two concertos
unparalleled ability to produce a for three harpsichords and a Program note by Orrin Howard.
vast array of sounds and beauti- concerto for harpsichord, flute
ful melodies in many different
colors. My intention when writing
and violin. And among the amaz- Facsimile:
ing piano concerto catalogue of
this work was to let the orchestra Mozart is a work for three pianos. Choreographic Essay
shine, to show off a bit in different However, a composition created for Orchestra
ways — with beautiful melodies, for three such disparate instru- Leonard Bernstein
with bravura, with passion, with ments as banjo, double bass and B. 25 August 1918 in Lawrence, MA
powerful sound and with electric tabla (a pair of drums of North D. 14 October 1990 in New York City
rhythms. India) occupies a unique position
This work is dedicated to composer in the classical repertory. Ballet premiered on
Donald Erb who recently passed away. Meyer and Fleck have enjoyed a close October 24, 1946 at
I think composing his music helped him musical relationship, strengthened in the Broadway Theatre,
to come to grips with the experiences large part by the classically trained New York City, danced
that occurred in his world. By the same bass player’s commitment to unusual by Nora Kaye, Jerome
token, in my music, I am trying to make instrumental ensembles. The fruits of his Robbins, and John Kriza;
sense of the complex world that I inhabit offbeat collaborations include a Grammy the concert version was first performed
as a person living in the 21st century; to Award shared for the classical album on March 5, 1947 by the Rochester
merge and mix and overlay the layers Perpetual Motion with Fleck, violinist Philharmonic; both performances were
of my life and history, of my concerns, Joshua Bell and others. Exploring a conducted by the composer.
hopes and passions, and of my interest fusion of classical and bluegrass musi- Scored for 2 flutes (2nd doubling
in other cultures as well as the love of cal styles, the two musicians and their piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 b-flat clarinets (2nd
my own culture; to see if these elements friends have appeared at many presti- doubling E-flat clarinet), 2 bassoons,
can exist in a wonderful, colorful and gious venues, including the Chamber 4 horns, cornet in C, 2 b-flat trumpets,
complex tapestry, if they can relate to Music Society of Lincoln Center in New 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion,
each other, if they can enrich each other. York. piano and strings. (Approx. 19 mins.)
The names of the first and second The duo of Meyer and Fleck has been
movements describe quite thoroughly enlarged to a trio with the addition of
Leonard Bernstein is arguably
the essence of these movements. The Hussain. Meyer said the three have
the most influential American
last movement lets loose in a fun, fast- performed in various settings and have
found working together to be musi- musician of the later twentieth
paced dance that rollicks through lilting
cally fulfilling and exciting. While each century, having combined success
melodies and dancing rhythms.
pursues a very active individual concert as a pianist and conductor with
Program note written by the composer, schedule, they found time to collaborate work as a composer of everything
Margaret Brouwer on this new one-of-a-kind concerto. from symphonies to Broadway and
36 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
much in between. His televised
young people’s concerts inspired
a new generation of interest in
classical music. Bernstein was a
compositional omnivore, devour-
ing any and all influences from
compatriots such as Gershwin and
Copland to Europe’s twentieth-
century masters such as Mahler
and Stravinsky.
Unlike their first collaboration, the
jazzy wartime ballet Fancy Free (1944)
about three sailors on shore leave, chore-
ographer Jerome Robbins and Leonard
Bernstein’s Facsimile is a pessimistic
inner drama stemming from their own
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America, the ballet’s critique of contem- Program note by Mark Clague, Ph.D., Champs Elysées, walking stick in hand,
porary society as so much melodrama Assistant Professor of Musicology and tilted straw hat, drinking in the sights,
was largely missed by contemporary American Culture at the University of and other things as well. We see the
critics. Michigan School of Music, Theatre & effect of the French wine, which makes
Bernstein’s music, however, did not Dance him homesick for America. And that’s
disappoint. It reveals the quickly matur- where the blue[s] begins…. He finally
ing skills of the 27-year-old composer
who had already completed his highly
An American in Paris emerges from his stupor to realize once
again that he is in the gay city of Paree,
personal “Jeremiah” Symphony (1942). George Gershwin listening to the taxi-horns, the noise of
While drawing much inspiration from B. 26 Sept 1898 in Brooklyn, NY the boulevards, and the music of the can-
the sound world of his mentor Aaron D. 11 July 1937 in Hollywood, CA can, and thinking, ‘Home is swell! But
Copland (in terms of abstracted jazz after all, this is Paris — so let’s go!’”
gestures and open harmonic colors), Premiered on December The piece is highly autobiographical,
Bernstein had clearly discovered his own 13,1928 by conductor and here Gershwin not only captures his
brand of theatrical counterpoint. Facsim- Walter Damrosch and the personal experiences in France, but also
ile’s musical tale, which is performed as newly merged New York discovers a new depth of artistry. His
a single, unbroken movement, is best Philharmonic-Symphony early success with Tin Pan Alley songs
described by Bernstein’s own notes for Society in Carnegie Hall, and Broadway shows made him both
the premiere: New York City. hugely popular and wealthy, yet clas-
Scored for 3 flutes (one doubling sical composers and critics remained
I. Solo: The woman is alone in an open piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, skeptical of his aspirations to write for
and desolate place, trying (and failing) to 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, orchestra. Many initially dismissed
escape from herself. 3 saxophones (alto, tenor, and baritone), works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) as
II. Pas de Deux (in two sections) 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, untutored. Written just four years later,
A. Meeting with the first man, flirtation percussion (including 4 taxi horns), An American in Paris exhibits Gershwin’s
(waltz) and sudden passionate climax. timpani, celesta and strings. (Approx. trademark popular appeal, yet musically
B. Sentimental scene (muted strings 18 mins.) it is more closely related to a Beethoven
with two solo violins and solo viola). The symphony. Rather than longwinded
love interest peters out, leaving the pair Paris in the 1920s served as the vocal melodies, the building blocks of
bored and hostile. Gershwin’s tone poem are small motives
spiritual home for American art,
that could only be imagined for instru-
especially music, as it required
III. Pas de Trois (in two sections) ments. These are repeated and passed
A. Entrance of a second man (scherzo, refuge from the pervasive influ- from one orchestral voice to another in
featuring extended piano solo). Forced ence of the German masters. a rich tapestry of counterpoint. Motives
high spirits, triangular intrigue, brittle Yet, the essential inspiration for represent everything from laughing
and sophisticated interplay, leading to… George Gershwin’s tone poem passersby and taxicabs (a three-note
B. Denouement: Discovery of a An American in Paris was not motif featuring real car horns) to drunken
triangle-situation, reproaches, abuses, the Eiffel Tower, but New York tourists stumbling down the street and a
imprecations, threats. The three are now City’s Hudson River. In January brisk walking tune to accompany a stroll
convinced that they are “really living” — 1928, Gershwin began work on an along Paris’s romantic Left Bank.
or at least emotionally busy — only to “orchestral ballet” starting with You may hear the influence of French
arrive at a point of painful recognition of a melody he had sketched out composers such as Claude Debussy and
the absurdity of their behavior, and the Les Six that Gershwin was consciously
nearly two years earlier on a trip to
emptiness of their feelings. trying to evoke, as well as a bit of J. S.
Paris. Contemplating the snippet
Bach’s famous “Air” in the bluesy “home-
IV. Coda: One by one, the men make
he had labeled “Very Parisienne,” sick” trumpet theme. Listeners curious
embarrassed exits, the relationships Gershwin looked from his home on to know more might pick up Howard
obviously exhausted, leaving the woman 103rd Street toward the Hudson. Pollock’s book George Gershwin: His
alone, no richer in real experience than “I love that river,” Gershwin later Life and Work and fans of An American
she was at the start. reported, “and I thought of how in Paris, in particular, might want to rent
often I had been homesick for a the MGM film of the same title. It won the
A solo oboe, representing the woman, sight of it, and then the idea struck 1951 Oscar for Best Picture and features
opens and closes the piece with the me — An American in Paris, home- Gene Kelly, pianist Oscar Lavant, and
same sighing “ennui” theme (listen for sickness, the blues.” love interest Leslie Caron in bringing the
this theme’s repetition throughout the story of Gershwin’s musical poem to life.
Overall, Gershwin’s tone poem follows
piece). For all the drama of the ballet,
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home, and then recovers, returning to
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Bernstein, Facsimile, Leonard Slatkin succinct program to the work: Assistant Professor of Musicology and
conducting the St. Louis Symphony “This piece describes an American’s American Culture at the University of
Orchestra, EMI 06626. visit to the gay and beautiful city of Michigan School of Music, Theatre &
Paris. We see him sauntering down the Dance
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Eleven days later, in an unprecedented
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Olga Kern, piano Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of
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Valentina Kozak, folk contralto After a critically acclaimed 35-city
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Mary Alice Stollack, director National Philharmonic Orchestra and
Vladimir Spivakov, Kern opened the 2007-
Mikhail Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla 2008 season as guest soloist with the
(1804-1857) Colorado Symphony, performed with the
Nashville Symphony and made her debut
with the Vancouver Symphony. In May of
Alla Borzova Songs for Lada (World Premiere)
2008, Olga Kern toured North America
(b. 1961) Ladu-Ladki
with Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the
A Game With “Poppy”
world renowned Moscow Virtuosi.
Once There Were Three Sons And Their Father
Kern was born into a family of musi-
Once “Bai” Walked Across The Wall (lullaby)
cians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and
Shine, Shine, The Sun!
Rachmaninoff, she began studying piano
Valentina Fleer, soprano
at the age of five. Winner of the first Rach-
Valentina Kozak, folk contralto
maninoff International Piano Competition
Michigan State University Children’s Choir
when she was 17, she is a laureate of 11
international competitions and has toured
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the U.S., as well as in Japan, South Africa
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includes recordings of Tchaikovsky
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Valentina Valentina Fleer ensembles and the MSU Symphony
Orchestra. They have also performed
(Parhomenko) Kozak Valentina Fleer, soprano, was a recent Orff’s Carmina Burana with the DSO.
Valentina (Parhomenko) Kozak is member of the 2008 Glimmerglass The MSU Children’s Choir has been
known as the “Golden Voice” of Belarus. Opera Young American Artists Program chosen nine times, through audition, to
The internationally acclaimed artist where she covered the role of Giulietta perform for national, division and state
began her career at in Bellini’s I Capuleti conventions of the American Choral
an early age; brought e i Montecchi. Fleer Directors Association. They were the
up in a musical went on to work United States Representatives for the 6th
family, it was a natu- with conductor World Symposium on Choral Music.
ral career path. Even Eve Queler and the Thirty treble choral works have been
before completing Opera Orchestra of commissioned by the MSU Children’s
her formal musi- New York, covering Choir and are published with major
cal education and the lead soprano role choral publishing companies. In March
graduate degree in in Rimsky-Korsak- of 2005, the choir premiered John
kozak fleer
voice and conduct- ov’s The Tsar’s Bride. Burge’s Angels’ Voices with the Lansing
ing in her native Belarus, Kozak was Recent engagements include a master Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Meier
already a rising star in her homeland. It class with esteemed director Jonathan conducting. Angels’ Voices has since
was not long before she began to win Miller on the last act of La Traviata, a won the Association of Canadian Choral
countless international vocal competi- performance of Smetana’s Two Widows Conductors’ 2006 Outstanding New
tions. She soon became the star vocalist with Bronx Opera and a collaboration Choral Composition.
of the National Radio and Television of with Gotham Chamber Opera and Mark
Belarus where she worked as a soloist Morris on Haydn’s L’Isola Disabitata.
with numerous musical ensembles and Fleer has traveled to Lima, Peru to
orchestras, and she eventually became perform in several benefit concerts
the Executive Director of her musical organized in partnership with Columbia
project “Zhivica.” Artists Management. She is a winner
Receiving numerous awards and of the 2008 Career Bridges Grant, the
titles, including the “Distinguished Artist 2008 Jensen Foundation Encouragement
of Belarus,” Kozak’s amazing vocal Award and the Anna Sosenko Assist
range earned her critical acclaim and Trust Award. A native Russian, Fleer was
immense public recognition. Her talents, born in Moscow and immigrated to the
however, were not only recognized in United States at the age of five where
her homeland; in 1986 she was awarded she attended the Manhattan School of
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a Gold Medal and the title of “The Best
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islava, Czechoslovakia at the European MSU Children’s Choir Max M. Fisher
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The MSU Children’s Choir was the
top vocalists from 36 countries. She also
won a Grand Prize at an international
first of the choirs formed when the Michi- Music Center
gan State University Children’s Choir
vocal competition in the United States,
program began in 1993 with the founding
beating out some of the best American The elegant setting of
of the MSU Community Music School.
and international performers of various the Max M. Fisher Music
Mary Alice Stollak is the Founding and
genres, from jazz to classical.
Since settling in the United States
Artistic Director. Center suits a variety of
The MSU Children’s Choir performed events and performances.
with her husband and daughter in 1990,
on the Grammy Award-winning recording
Kozak has continued performing and Whether it’s a breakfast
of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence
entertaining American audiences with
and of Experience with University of meeting for 20, a wedding
her music, both as a soloist and as part
Michigan ensembles and Leonard for 200 or a concert for 2,000,
of the The Kozak Family Trio. She has
Slatkin conducting. They collaborated
been featured at countless venues, from there is a space guaranteed
with the UMS Choral Union in March
the Lincoln Center for the Performing to fit your needs. For more
of 2007 performing the Pulitzer Prize-
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of Souls with composer John Adams please call (313) 576-5050.
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conducting the Detroit Symphony
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Orchestra. In 2008, they performed the
European musical culture and history. also available online at
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and UMS Choral Union. They sang in
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Program notes
Russlan and Ludmilla consists of two main themes, the first
driving and rhythmic, the second more
of milk and accidentally breaks it. After
a discussion as to whether or not granny
Overture lyrical and reminiscent of courtly dances. will punish them, the children start to
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Also of note are the virtuosic violin play again. 
B. 1 June 1804 in Navosspaskoye, Russia passages and rare solos for the timpani 2nd Movement: “A Game with ‘Poppy’”
D. 15 February 1857 in Berlin, Germany player. (theme and variations). This movement
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is about a round-dance game, where the
First performed on Glinka, Russlan and Ludmilla Over- “Poppy,” the girl or boy in the red hat,
December 9, 1842, in ture: Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincin- stands in the center of a circle. During
St. Petersburg, Russia. nati Pops Orchestra, Telarc 80657. the dance, one of the children periodi-
cally asks “Poppy” whether he or she
Scored for 2 flutes,
has ripened. The succession of answers
2 oboes, 2 clarinets, Songs for Lada progresses in this way:
2 bassoons, contrabas-
Alla Borzova The poppy has been sowed,
soon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones,
B. 28 February 1961 in Minsk, Belarus The poppy has sprouted,
timpani and strings. (Approx. 5 mins.)
The poppy is blossoming,
Scored for 2 flutes, The poppy has ripened.
Often referred to as “the father piccolo, 2 oboes (one Upon hearing that the “Poppy”
of Russian classical music,” doubling on English has ripened, the children shake
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka might horn), 2 clarinets, “Poppy.” “Poppy” repels the attacks
more accurately be described as 2 bassoons, 2 horns, merrily.
the founder of Russian national- 2 trumpets, timpani,
percussion, harp, celeste, piano, 3rd Movement. “Once There Were
ism in classical music, influencing Three Sons and Their Father.” This move-
bagpipes, cimbalom, dudka-bass, dudka-
many who would follow, including ordinary, dudka-piccolo, folk contralto, ment is about three brothers, all named
Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky jaleika and strings. (Approx. 37 mins.) Vasil. The youngest Vasil is a shepherd,
and Stravinsky. the middle Vasil is a shoemaker, and the
Glinka’s path toward achieving that oldest is a bagpipe player. In the middle
Songs for Lada (1991) is a
title came by way of study in Italy, where of the movement, there is an episode
glimpse into the limitless and in which a country folk ensemble is
he took lessons at the conservatory bright world of childhood, a
with Frencesco Basili, and Germany, imitated with violin, tambourine and
world without boundaries to bagpipe. After this trio, the children’s
where he studied briefly with the great
separate fairy tale and reality; in dance begins again, but is suddenly
music teacher Siegfried Dehn. By the
time he was 30, he was determined to
fact, the fairy tale world is often interrupted by the plaintive song of the
write music in a Russian manner that he more tangible. The idea for this youngest Vasil, the shepherd who has
hoped would do for his homeland what composition appeared soon after lost a little goat. While he approaches
Donizetti and Bellini had done for Italian the birth of my daughter Lada, to other kids, the percussion instruments
music. whom the cantata is dedicated. imitate the clatter of little hooves (wood
blocks), the ringing of a small bell hang-
Glinka is best known for his two Songs for Lada is based on Belaru-
great operas. His first, A Life for the Tsar, ing on the goat’s neck (cowbell soprano),
sian children’s folklore, including
debuted in 1836 and tells the story of a and the stroke of a whip. The voice and
songs, rhymes, games, dances and trumpet imitate the bleating of a goat.
peasant who sacrifices his life to protect lullabies. While some sections of
the Tsar from Polish kidnappers. Glinka The children decide to scare Vasil, and
folklore carry across cultures, I the contrapuntal “scaring” episode
was then encouraged by the director of
wrote some of the texts as well as follows. The movement concludes with
the Imperial Theater in St. Petersburg to
base his next opera on Alexander Push-
the scenario of the piece.   the dynamic coda-reprise. 
kin’s epic poem, Russlan and Ludmilla. 1st Movement: “Ladu-ladu-ladki” 4th Movement. “Once Bai Walked
Before he could begin work on the opera, is based on children’s rhymes. At the Across the Wall” (lullaby). This movement
however, Pushkin was killed in a duel. beginning of the first movement, children is the lyrical center of the composition.
Glinka then went through a number of are preparing to play; they count one The main characters in this movement
librettists, and even rewrote parts of the another in rapid song. The children then are both real and fantasy. At the begin-
libretto himself, before completing the sing about the birds that have come from ning of the movement, in her opening
work in 1842. a distant land and are asking for food. solo, Mother tells the story of Bai (his
The opera is a musicological travel- The imitation of birds’ singing, which name probably refers to the folk lulling
ogue, with themes based on Russian, links the beginning and end of the entire sound: baju-bai), who looks like a gnome
Finnish, Tartar and Persian music, all cantata, is first heard in the mystical and wears a red jacket and a strange
brilliantly orchestrated. Folk songs repre- middle episode of this movement. In cap. He is so thin and incorporeal that he
sent Russlan’s Russia while whole-tone the reprise of the first movement, the can walk across the wall. Mother repeats
harmonies depict the magical world of children play with small Lada. One of the this story several times, periodically
the sorcerer Chernomor. The Overture children begins to dance with a pot full asking if she should continue her story-
42 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
telling. the chorus of children answers time, the children’s question about the prompted him to resume working. Mily
“yes” each time except the last, when weather for tomorrow is addressed to the Alexeyevich Balakirev was a composer
they ask Mother to wait. big wooden log. If the log sounds loudly of comparatively modest talent, but he
Immediately after Mother’s opening when hit, the skies will be clear; if its had an enormous impact on the develop-
solo, the Girl enters to tell another story. sound stutters (timpani glissando), the ment of 19th-century Russian music.
Her story is about sleep and Drowsiness, day will be rainy. He became the leader and spokesman
who, once upon a time, walked together Finally, the sun appears from behind of a group of nationalist composers
and discussed where they were going to the clouds, and the children sing the that would eventually include Borodin,
spend the night. they decided to spend hymn to the sun. then, in the spoken Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky, and
it where “the house was warm and the section, the children call the birds. In the he was tireless in arguing for a new
child was small.” this is followed by the last section of the cantata, the woodwind kind of music, one based on dramatic
middle section, where the Girl’s solo instruments imitate birds’ singing while ideas rather than abstract classical
without words sounds first. In Mother’s the children mimic playing on various toy modes imported from Western europe.
solo that follows, she complains about whistles. Finally, the real birds arrive and tchaikovsky, whose training had steeped
the Cat, whose loud purring keeps Lada their voices (recording) gradually fill the him in the classical tradition, was at first
awake. Mother then casts a spell over sound space. mistrustful of Balakirev. But the two
the Cat, requesting that he leave. Guiro men took a liking to each other when
(or reco-reco) imitates the scratching they finally met and soon began a fruitful
of Cat’s claws. During this time, the Romeo and Juliet exchange of musical ideas.
children’s choir is actively participating Fantasy Overture Balakirev suggested that tchaikovsky
in what’s happening on stage; it also consider an overture based on shake-
helps mother to rock Lada and cast the speare’s Romeo and Juliet. the tale of the
B. 7 May 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia
spell on Cat. In the last section-reprise tragic, star-crossed lovers would have
D. 6 november 1893 in st. Petersburg,
of the movement, both the melodies of been particularly inviting to tchaikovsky.
Mother’s opening solo and Girl’s solo A highly sensitive and literate person,
from the middle section sound simulta- he also was beginning to realize that his
Premiered on March 16,
neously, immersing the listeners into the own inability to find conjugal happiness
1870 in Moscow, Nikolai
magic atmosphere of this lullaby scene.
Rubinstein conducting
5th Movement. “Shine, Shine, the
the orchestra of the
Sun!” (the climax of the cantata). the rite
Russian Music Society.
described in this movement goes back
to ancient times when people spoke with Scored for piccolo and
the sun, rain, animals, insects and even 2 flutes, 2 oboes and English horn,
inanimate things. this movement opens 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns,
with a polyphonic episode in which many 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and
different motives sound simultaneously. other percussion, harp, and strings.
the episode is suddenly interrupted by (Approx. 21 mins.)
the children’s question to a ladybird:
what will the weather be like tomorrow? Although his works are widely
If the ladybird flies away, the skies will performed and enjoyed today,
be clear; if it stays on the palm, the day Tchaikovsky was plagued through-
will be rainy. this “ladybird episode” was
out his life by doubts about his

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the overture was received with indiffer- and while exploring several keys, suitably
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lived to see that judgment reversed, and and would be the final movement.
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DSO to Perform at Somerset
A long time friend to the DSO, the Somerset
Collection in Troy is planning its own special welcome
to new DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin when
it hosts a free DSO performance, led by Maestro
Slatkin, on Fri., Feb. 20. The concert will precede a
press conference at the Collection where the DSO
will announce its 2009-10 classical season program-
ming. The Somerset Collection is also the sponsor of
Barbara Van Dusen with leonard slatkin
Slatkin’s first concerts as DSO Music Director (Dec.
11-14). “It is an honor for the Forbes and Frankel families to host the DSO and
welcome the brilliant Leonard Slatkin to Somerset Collection,” said Sidney Forbes,
partner, The Forbes Company, which owns Somerset with Frankel Associates. Donor Spotlight:
“The Detroit region is so fortunate to have truly world class cultural institutions, Barbara Van Dusen
and this is an unprecedented opportunity not only for us to further support
DSO donors are motivated to
Detroit’s exceptional musicians, but to share our fondness of classical music with
contribute to the Orchestra for any
the broader community… For many, this may be their first opportunity to experi-
number of reasons, but there is one
ence one of the state’s most important artistic assets.”
trait that they all share — a passion
for music. Such is certainly the case
It’s Official! with Barbara Van Dusen. A steadfast
DSO supporter and Board Member
The DSO is pleased to welcome Kate Cahill as our new VP of since 1973, she has witnessed the
Development. Kate comes to the DSO with more than 17 years of arrival and/or departure of six music
comprehensive fundraising experience. Most recently, she was directors; the rescue, restoration and
a Vice President with Community Counseling Service (CCS), re-opening of Orches­tra Hall; the
a national fundraising firm with a local presence in Detroit. In building and opening of the Max M.
that role, Kate designed and directed major annual giving and Fisher Music Center; and countless
capital/endowment campaigns for clients in Michigan and performances by the Orchestra and
the Midwest, including The Nature Conservancy, Detroit Public Television and other world-class musicians who have
Trinity Health. In addition to her exceptional fundraising skills and broad base of graced the Orchestra Hall stage. Van
experience, Kate brings strong leadership, vibrant energy and a deep commit- Dusen has been a music lover all her
ment to the DSO mission, the metro-Detroit community and our collective future. life. As a youth, she studied piano for
To make a gift or get involved in our development efforts, please contact Kate 12 years, the highlight of which was
directly at or 313-576-5484. a performance of Mozart’s Two Piano
Concerto with her sister and the Duluth
Spotlight: Paul Huxley and Cindy Pasky Junior Symphony when she was only
13. Today, the Birmingham, Mich.
With a shared passion for great music and the City of Detroit, the husband resident is a fan of all kinds of music,
and wife team of Paul Huxley and Cindy Pasky have both served as DSO Board as likely to attend a jazz concert as a
members and are longtime supporters of the Orchestra. This season, Pasky classical performance. “I love being
retires from the Board after three years of service, and Huxley becomes a on the DSO Board of Directors and
member of the Executive Committee, co-chairing the Develop- a part of this wonderful institution,”
ment Committee with Dr. Mel Lester. Cindy and Paul are two Van Dusen says. “It feels like home.”
of Detroit’s most ardent advocates. They live and work in the Regarding the future of the Orchestra,
city and are both principals of Strategic Staffing Solutions, she says, “Leonard Slatkin is a perfect
one of the country’s largest staffing companies for information addition to the DSO family and to the
and technology services. Cindy, who founded the company Detroit community, and I am confident
in 1990, is President and Executive Director, and Paul is Chief that he has great things in store for us
huxley Financial Officer. They are also long time supporters of the DSO all. Leonard also shares my passion
and have come to know many of the musicians, partly through traveling with for music education, and there is noth-
the Orchestra when the DSO toured Europe in 1998, including a stop in Neeme ing more essential than exposing our
Järvi’s hometown of Talinn, Estonia. They take great pride in the DSO personally young people to and training them in
and as Detroiters. “We can’t imagine a major city in the U.S. without a symphony classical music to ensure the future of
orchestra,” said Paul. “The success of the DSO is critical to Detroit’s ability to this community treasure.”
thrive as a metropolis. It’s imperative that Detroit have cultural institutions on the
caliber of the DSO to maintain its status as a great city.” Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 45

Civic Holidays with Leonard Slatkin
The DSO Civic Youth Orchestra
(CYO) rings in the season with a free
family performance on Sat., Dec. 13
at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall. “Civic
Holidays with Leonard Slatkin,” led by
Maestro Slatkin himself, features ten
of his own arrangements of classic
holiday tunes for piano and strings,
including “The First Noel,” “Silent
Night,” “Deck the Halls” and “12 Civic Jazz LIVE!
Days of Christmas.” The piano parts
Jazz fans can catch the stars of
will be played by five winners of a
tomorrow free with a ticket to all Bank of
competition for middle school piano students held in October and November by the
America Paradise Jazz performances
DSO Civic Youth Ensembles in partnership with the local chapters of the Michigan
during the 2008-09 season. On the
Music Teacher’s Association (MMTA). Although the arrangements are suitable for
evenings of jazz series concerts, the
student performers from the second to eighth grades, Maestro Slatkin says they are
DSO’s Civic Youth Jazz Ensembles will
extremely sophisticated and technically challenging. The ten selections featured
demonstrate their remarkable skill in the
Dec. 13 will be included in Holidays for Piano and Strings, the first educational
Music Box at 6:30 p.m. prior to the
collection to be published as part of the Leonard Slatkin Youth Orchestra Series
8 p.m. Orchestra Hall performances.
(Hal Leonard Corp.). Seats for the concert are all assigned, so please call the box
Civic Jazz LIVE! is free with a ticket to
office at 313-576-5111 or visit to reserve your spot today.
that evening’s Paradise Jazz performance
The DSO Civic Orchestra is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund.
or $10 for the Civic concert only. Call the
DSO box office at (313) 576-5111 or log
onto for more
Slatkin’s All-Stars Take Center Stage information.
on Macy’s Super Saturday
New Music Director Leonard Slatkin introduces himself Civic Jazz LIVE! and Bank of America
to Super Saturdays audiences Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. when he Paradise Jazz Series Schedule
conducts Slatkin’s All Stars, a National City Young People’s Thurs., Dec. 4
Concert (YPC) that proves great music comes in big pack- Civic Jazz Orchestra
ages. The electrifying family concert features three superstars Christmas with the Count Basie
– Edgar Meyer on double bass, Béla Fleck on banjo and Zakir Orchestra
Hussain on tabla (a traditional Indian percussion instrument)
– who have redefined the boundaries of their respective instru- Thurs., Jan. 8
ments. They will each play solo selections before performing Civic Jazz Combos
excerpts from their original Triple Concerto together.
Hussain Phil Woods & Sophie Milman
It’s rare indeed for the music director of a major Orchestra to conduct a
children’s concert. Then again, Maestro Slatkin is a rare breed of leader who is Fri., Feb. 20
passionate about exposing young people to classical music. “Music education Jazz Band II
reminds us of the value in the aural experience,” he says. “As we develop and John Scofield
increase the role of the DSO in this area, it is our hope that future generations will
not be passive listeners, but active participants in the arts experience.” Fri., Mar. 13
As always, the Jan. 10 Super Saturdays includes a Henry Ford II Fund Tiny Civic Jazz Orchestra
Tots concert (Southpaw Isle Steelband) for kids 3-6 at 10 a.m. in the Music Box. Blue Note Anniversary Tour
There will also be oodles of fun, all-morning-long, at the KidZone in the Atrium
featuring kid-friendly food, arts and crafts, balloon artists, face painters and the Thurs., Apr. 9
Marshall Music Instrument Petting Zoo. Civic Jazz Combos
Dianne Reeves

Thurs., May 7
More information about the DSO’s educational Civic Jazz Orchestra
programs and concerts for children and young Mingus Dynasty Band
people can be found in Protégé magazine.
Civic Jazz Live! is presented in partnership
Be sure to pick yours up on the way out.
with the Detroit International Jazz Festival.
46 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
General Information
Parking during intermission. Happy hour, with Late Seating Policy at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Secure, covered, lighted parking in special drink prices, is available until The DSO makes every attempt to be- Patrons should speak to the House
the Orchestra Place Parking Deck, lo- 30 minutes prior to concerts. We in- gin concerts on time. In deference to Manager to make special arrange-
cated on Parsons Street just south of vite you to place your beverage orders the comfort and listening pleasure ments to receive emergency phone
the Max M. Fisher Music Center, and with the bartenders prior to the start of the audience, latecomers will be calls during a performance. The DSO
in the Woodward Garage, located on of the concert and your order will be seated after the conclusion of the thanks you for your cooperation avoid-
the corner of Mack and Woodward. waiting for you at intermission! first work on the program. Patrons ing any extraneous sounds during the
Both parking decks have reserved who leave the hall before or during a concerts. The hall microphones used
space for patrons with handicap per- Telephones work will be reseated after the work is to record the orchestra are extremely
mits. A telephone is located in the Box completed. Ushers will alert patrons sensitive and will even record the
Parking for Coffee Concerts is avail- Office Lobby. as soon as it is possible to be seated. sound of a wristwatch chime.
able in both parking decks, as well as House lights are dimmed to indicate
the Whitney Restaurant lot between Smoking that the concert is about to begin. Lost and Found
Canfield and Forest. The DSO offers The DSO is pleased to offer a smoke- Latecomers will be able to watch the See the House Manager or call
shuttle bus service to Coffee Concerts free environment at the Max M. Fisher performance on closed-circuit televi- (313) 576-5121 during business
from selected locations, including the Music Center. Smoking is not permit- sion in the Atrium Lobby. hours.
DIA, for $10. Call (313) 576-5130 for ted anywhere inside the building.
more information. Patrons who wish to smoke must do Cameras and Tape Recorders Gift Certificates
so outside the building. An outdoor Photographing or taping of any per- Give friends and loved ones a gift that
Restrooms patio is also available on the second formance at the Max M. Fisher Music lasts all year long—the experience of
Men’s, women’s and family restrooms level of the Atrium Lobby. Center is strictly prohibited. No re- a DSO performance. Gift certificates
are located on all levels of the Atrium cording devices or cameras are per- are available in any denomination and
Lobby. Additional men’s and women’s Handicap Access mitted without special authorization may be used toward the purchase of
restrooms are located on the Box Lev- Parking is available in the Orchestra from the DSO. DSO concert tickets. Visit the DSO
el of Orchestra Hall and on the lower Place Parking Deck for patrons with Box Office at the Max M. Fisher Music
level of the Main Floor. handicap permits. There are eleva- Concert Cancellations Center or call (313) 576-5111 for more
tors, barrier-free restrooms and acces- To find out if a scheduled performance information.
Refreshments sible seating in all areas of the Max at the Max M. Fisher Music Center
The Paradise Café, located on the M. Fisher Music Center. Security per- has been cancelled due to inclement Max M. Fisher Music Center Rental
second floor of Orchestra Hall, opens sonnel are available at the entrances weather, hazardous roads, power out- Information
two hours prior to concert time and is to assist handicapped patrons in and ages or other emergencies, call the Box The Max M. Fisher Music Center is
open one hour after concerts. Reser- out of vehicles. Office at (313) 576-5111, or tune in to an ideal setting for a variety of events
vations may be made by calling (313) WJR 760 AM and WWJ 950 AM. and performances. For information
576-5055. Hearing Impaired on renting the facility, please call
Cash bar service and light refresh- Hearing assistance devices are avail- Pagers, Phones, Watches and (313) 576-5050. Rental information is
ments are available in the atrium area able. Please see an usher prior to the Extraneous Sounds also available online at www.detroit-
of the Max M. Fisher Music Center performance. Cellular phones, pagers and alarm
two hours prior to concert time and watches must be turned off while

Administrative Staff
Executive Office Juanda Pack Leah Lucas Richard Jacques Joy Crawford
Anne Parsons Customer Service General Manager of Director of Information Development Systems
President and Executive Representative Civic Ensembles Technology Analyst
Director Marni Raitt Nicole New Mami Kato Cynthia Dodd
Kathryn Huskin Assistant Director of Public Artistic Coordinator, Non- Operations Manager Director of Board Relations
Executive Assistant Relations Classical Crystal King Kareem George
Tiiko Reese-Douglas Erik Rönmark Maintenance Aide Director of Endowment
Customer Service Artistic Coordinator, Classical Jennifer Kouassi Support
Sales and Services Representative Cecelia Sharpe Facility Operations Manager Sally Freels
Dominic Arellano Michael Taylor Civic Youth Ensemble Manager of Major Gift
Marketing Coordinator John Lovell
New Media Specialist Coordinator Maintenance Aide Programs
Ross Binnie Elizabeth Twork The Festival Network Jennifer Jackson
Vice President of Sales Ron Martin
Director of Public Relations Jazz Consultant Security Officer Development Systems
Will Broner Shannon W. Hall Kit Weber Coordinator
Customer Service Magda Marudas
Marketing Systems Civic Youth Ensemble Director of Human Rick Kelley
Representative Administrator Coordinator Director of Major Gifts
Resources Operations
Connie Campbell Teri Witmer Margery Parsons
Subscription Sales Manager Stephen Molina
Box Office Manager Operations and Resources Orchestra Personnel Manager Corporate Annual Fund
Sharon Carr Paul Yee Larry Anderson Manager
Subscriptions Coordinator B.J. Pearson
Retail Sales Manager Stage Department Head Event Services Manager Cynthia Reeves
Marilyn Cragway Sue Black Executive Assistant
Marketing Associate Mark Rist
Artistic Planning Usher Coordinator Administrative Associate Darren Rich
Elaine Curvin and Education Frank Bonucci Corporate Donor Relations
Executive Assistant Sam Rogers Manager
James N. Berdahl Stage Manager Maintenance Aide
Mona Dequis Vice President of Holly Clement Ann Rock
Assistant Retail Manager Alice Sauro Director of Foundation and
Artistic Planning Event Services Manager Assistant Orchestra
Angela Detlor Government Relations
Charles Burke Daniel Dene Personnel Manager
Marketing Coordinator Director of Education and Recording Engineer Julie Schneider
Daniel Speights Development Assistant
Chuck Dyer Artistic Director of Civic Mel Dismukes Maintenance Aide
Group and Corporate Ensembles Security Officer Allison Walacavage
Sales Manager Greg Schimizzi Foundation and Government
David Dredla Martez Duncan Chief of Security
Paul Ganson Artistic Planning Manager Grants Manager
Maintenance Aide John Scott
Historian Kathryn Ellis Keith Elder Security Officer Finance
Keith Koppmeier Assistant Director of Associate Vice President for
Director of Marketing, Education Pat Walker Kim Colon
Operations Vice President for Operations
Non-Classical Deborah Fleitz Accounting Manager
Larry Ensman and Resource Management
Cynthia Korolov Executive Assistant to the Maintenance Supervisor Jeremiah Hess
Archivist Music Director and Artistic Joel Watson Accounting Manager
Planning Associate Ryan Ensman Director of Business Systems
La Heidra Marshall Maintenance Aide Kim Jackson
Customer Service Rebecca Gilbert Anne Wilczak Accountant
Representative Manager of Education Aja Grosvenor Director of Special Events
Special Events Coordinator Linda Makris
John O’Dell Initiatives Controller
Bill Guibault Development
Director of Marketing, Charles Greenwell Nancy Prochazka
Classical Conducting Assistant Maintenance Aide Kate Cahill
Vice President of Payroll Accountant
Norris Jackson
Security Officer Development Pamela Ruthven
Chief Financial Officer Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 47

Contributors to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Endowment Fund
The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have made gifts in the amount of $10,000 and more to the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra in support of its endowment and capital campaign projects. These contributions reflect the generosity of our donors and their commitment to
preserving the tradition of excellence in the orchestra. For more information call (313) 576-5596.
$10,000,000 The John S. & James L. Maurice T.† & Margo Cohen Mr. Martin R. Goldman Ernst & Young $10,000 and more
and more Knight Foundation Robert† & RoseAnn Ira J. Jaffe & Brenda Jaffe & Lauren T. & Phillip Wm. Anonymous
Marjorie & Max† M. Fisher Mr. & Mrs.† Edward C. Comstock Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Antonini
State of Michigan Levy, Jr. Albert & Peggy deSalle Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Larson Mr. & Mrs. Emory Ford, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Agustin Arbulu
The Manoogian Family Charitable Trust Dr. Melvin & Geri Lester Beverly Franzblau-Baker Mr. & Mrs. Don H. Barden
$5,000,000 and more McGregor Fund Albert & Peggy deSalle Marshall Field’s Larry & Ann Garberding Dr. and Mrs. Eli Berger
Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Penske Music Opportunity Fund Sally & Graham A. Orley & Guardian Industries Theodore & Loris Birnkrant
DaimlerChrysler Corporation PVS Chemicals, Inc. DTE Energy Foundation Suzanne & Joseph H. Orley Corporation Richard & Gwen Bowlby
Fund Jack A. & Aviva Robinson Sidney & Madeline Forbes Joseph H. Parsons Trust Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Hartmann Mr. & Mrs. Stephen
Ford Motor Company Fund Richard & Susan Rogel Mrs. John B. Ford, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Drew Peslar Doreen & David B.† Hermelin Bromberg
Jean & Sam† Frankel The Skillman Foundation Ruth F. & Harold L. Frank Stephanie & Fred Secrest Rick & Joyce Inatome Nancy M. & Robert† Dewar
General Motors Corporation Robert H. Tannahill Trust Youth Education Robert W. Scripps Trust Mr. & Mrs. Lenard Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Dobbins
Marion† & David Handleman, Katherine Tuck Fund Endowment Fund Dorothy Morton Sessions Drs. Anthony & Joyce Kales Max Gordon Trust
Sr. & Handleman Company Katherine Tuck Young Rema Frankel & Barbara Estate Chaim, Fanny, Louis, Gordon V. Hoialmen Estate
David & Marion Handleman Artist’s Fund Frankel Hubert† & Elsie† Watson Benjamin and Anne Jean Wright & Joseph L.
Educational Fund Mr. & Mrs. James A. Williams Yousif & Mara Ghafari Arthur & Trudy Weiss Florence Kaufman Hudson, Jr.
The Kresge Foundation Matilda R. Wilson Fund Josephine E. Gordon Memorial Trust Arthur & Chacona Johnson
Marilyn & Bernard† Pincus Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu Foundation $50,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Kughn George G. Johnson
Helen & Clyde Wu Civic Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. ThyssenKrupp Budd Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kulish Rachel & Jacob Kellman
$2,000,000 and more Orchestra Music Director Graebner Company Kathleen & David Lewis Dimitri & Suzanne Kosacheff
Mary W. Parker Chair Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Jeffs II Marlies & François Castaing E. David MacDonald & Mrs. David R. Lawson
Mr.† & Mrs. Ralph L. Polk William Cody Knicely Trust Mr. Milton Dresner Nancy MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Gerald V.
Ralph L. Polk Young $500,000 and more Lear Corporation Henry Duluk Estate Mr. & Mrs. John E. MacDonald
People’s Education Fund Anonymous Individual— Mr. & Mrs. Harry Lomason II Benson & Edith Ford Fund Marshall III Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Mandarino
Shirley K. Schlafer In honor of Sam & Jean Mellon Foundation Huntington Bank Mr. & Mrs. William T. Donald E. & Shirley M.
Foundation Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Arthur C. Liebler McCormick, Jr. McMinn Family Foundation
Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen Bank One Mr. Robert S. Miller & Mrs. Helen Mardigian John E. & Marcia Miller David R. & Sylvia Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. R. Jamison Mr. & Mrs. Mandell L. Mr. Lionel Margolick Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stevens Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Mobley Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Nitzsche
Williams, Sr.† & Family Berman W. H. Murphy Trust Miller, Jr. Ella Montroy Trust Frank and Coleen Manzella
Lois & Avern Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Peters Mr. & Mrs. L. William Moll Ms. Jo Elyn Nyman Pellerito
$1,000,000 and more National City Bank Oppermann† Stan Seneker Clarice Odgers Percox Trust Dr. Robert E.L. Perkins
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allesee The William Randolph Hearst Mr. & Mrs. Bernard I. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Wolpin Mr. & Mrs. William F. Pickard Dr. Harold† & Evelyn Plotnick
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Foundation Robertson Shirley Young Peter T. Ponta Elaine & Michael Serling
Applebaum William Randolph Hearst Mr.† & Mrs. Robert Sosnick Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Marvin D. & Gloria J. Siegel
Marlene & John Boll, Sr. Educational Endowment Standard Federal Bank $25,000 and more Rasmussen Mr. & Mrs.† Norman Sloman
Comerica Charitable Mr.† & Mrs. Heinz C. Prechter Mr. & Mrs. A. Alfred Taubman Mr.† & Mrs. Thomas V. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Michael E. Smerza & Nancy
Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Angott, Sr. Ricketts† Keppelman
Julie & Peter Cummings Alan & Marianne Schwartz & $100,000 and more Clarence L. Ascher Trust Rosetti Frank D. Stella
DeRoy Testamentary Jean Shapero George & Gina Bedrosian George Auch Company Mrs. Emma Schaver Dr. Mildred Ponder Stennis
Foundation Van Dusen Endowment Mrs. Cecilia Benner Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Babb, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Strome Bruce & Betsy Wagner
The Devereaux Family Challenge Penny & Harold Blumenstein Art & Betty Blair Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stuecken Dr. Gershon & Jeannie
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Erb Women’s Association for the Charter One Foundation Art & Betty Blair Chamber Mr. & Mrs. Peter P. Thurber Weiner
Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Detroit Symphony Lynn Weyerhaeuser & Music Fund ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Isadore & Beryl Winkelman
Jazz Creative Director Chair Orchestra Stanley Ray Day Fund Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Inc. Foundation
Herman & Sharon Frankel Gordon E. Young Estate Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Eaton Bluestein Mr. & Mrs. Melvin C. Drs. William & Prudentia
Ruth Roby & Alfred R. Glancy Mrs. Charles M. Endicott C & N Foundation VanderBrug Worth
III $250,000 and more Barbara Frankel & Ronald Ms. Gladys L. Caldroney† Rita & Gary L. Wasserman
Mort & Brigitte Harris Anonymous (2) Michalak Mr. & Mrs. Marvin I. Danto Miriam T. Woodle Estate † Deceased
Hudson-Webber Foundation The Anderson Fund Edward P. Frohlich† Edith H. Dempsey Yorkshire Global Restaurants
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Gale & Victor Girolami Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Douglas Mrs. Paul Zuckerman

Members of THE Musical LEGACY Society

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors is pleased to honor and recognize the members of the Musical Legacy Society who have provided
for the Orchestra in their estate plans. For more information about making a bequest to the DSO, please call Rick Kelley at (313) 576-5074.
Anonymous (12) Honorable Avern Cohn Mr. David Handleman, Sr. Mr. Glenn Maxwell George A. Raymond † Mr. Edward Tusset
Robert G Abgarian † Mr.† & Mrs. Robert Comstock Eugene L. & Donna K. Hartwig Ms. Rhoda Milgrim Rhonda N. Reed † Barbara A. Underwood
Doris L. Adler Dorothy M. Craig Dr. & Mrs. Gerhardt Hein John E. & Marcia Miller Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Mrs. Harold Van Dragt
Dr. & Mrs. William C. Albert Mr. & Mrs. John W. Cruikshank Nancy B. Henk Jerald A. & Marilyn H. Mitchell Barbara Gage Rex Barbara & Mel VanderBrug
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Betty Q. Hoard † Mr. & Mrs. L. William Moll Mrs. Marianne Reye Mrs. Richard C. VanDusen
Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mr. & Mrs. John Diebel Mr. & Mrs. Richard N. Holloway Mrs. Peters Oppermann † Katherine D. Rines Mr. & Mrs. George C. Vincent
Dr. & Mrs. Agustin Arbulu Bette J. Dyer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Jeffs II Mr. Dale J. Pangonis Aviva & Jack Robinson Hubert & Elsie Watson †
Sally & Donald Baker Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Eidson Drs. Anthony & Joyce Kales Ms. Mary W. Parker Ruth Rothschild Keith & Christine Weber
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Mrs. Charles Endicott Austin Kanter Ms. Cynthia J. Pasky & Dr. Margaret Ryan John & Joanne Werner
Donald & Lillian Bauder Ms. Dorothy L. Fisher June Kendall Mr. Paul Huxley Shirley W. Sarver † Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wilhelm
Bertram Behrens † Max M. Fisher † Raymond L. Kizer, Jr. Sophie Pearlstein Stephanie & Fred Secrest Mr. † & Mrs. James A. Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Benton, Jr. Mrs. John B. Ford, Jr. Ms. Selma Korn & Elizabeth Pecsenye † Robert Selik † Treva Womble
Michael & Christine Berns Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Ms. Phyllis Korn Helen & Wesley Pelling Lee William Slazinski Elizabeth Work
Robert T. Bomier Barbara Frankel Mr.† & Mrs. Dimitri Kosacheff Esther E. Peters Terrence Smith Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu
Richard & Gwen Bowlby Herman Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Krolikowski Mrs. Bernard E. Pincus Violet Spitzer †
Mrs. J. Brownfain Rema Frankel Ann C. Lawson Christina Pitts Mrs. Mark C. Stevens † Deceased
Roy & llse Calcagno Jane French Allan S. Leonard Carol Plummer Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stuecken
Gladys L. Caldroney † Dr. & Mrs. Byron P. Georgeson Lila I. Logan Mr. & Mrs. P.T. Ponta Mr. & Mrs. Alexander C. Suczek
Dr. & Mrs. Victor J. Cervenak Mr. & Mrs. Alfred R. Glancy III Lester H. London Edith S. Quintana† Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tamagne
Roberta Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Graebner Elizabeth M. Lundquist Fair & Steven Radom Margaret D. Thurber †
Mary F. Christner Donald Ray Haas Bonita Marshall Douglas J. Rasmussen Caroline† & Richard Torley


Detroit Symphony Orchestra extends its sincere appreciation to those corporations, foundations and individuals making contributions exceptional in
their magnitude. Their gifts, made through the Bridge Fund, Extraordinary Operating Initiative, and Operating Fund Challenge greatly stabilized
the organization’s financial situation. We recognize and acknowledge their extra measure of faith and generosity.
CORPORATIONS Ford Motor Company Fund FOUNDATIONS Skillman Foundation Mrs. Charles T. Fisher, Jr. Mrs. Samuel Lang
ANR Pipeline Company Fruehauf Corporation Helen L. DeRoy Foundation Katherine Tuck Fund Mrs. John B. Ford, Jr. Mrs. Ralph L. Polk
Allied Corporation Gannett Communities Herbert and Grace Dow Matilda R. Wilson Fund Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Frankel Mr.† & Mrs. Heinz C. Prechter
American Express Fund/The Detroit News Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Alfred R. Glancy III Mr. & Mrs. Alan E. Schwartz
Ameritech General Motors Corporation Herrick Foundation GOVERNMENT Mr. William T. Gossett Mrs. C. Theron Van Dusen†
Bank One Corporation Handleman Company Hudson-Webber Foundation National Endowment Mr. & Mrs.† David Mr.† & Mrs. Richard C.
Bundy Corporation Kmart Corporation W. K. Kellogg Foundation for the Arts Handleman, Sr. Van Dusen
DaimlerChrysler Masco Corporation John S. & James L. State of Michigan Mr. & Mrs. Morton E. Harris Mr. & Mrs. R. Jamison Williams
Corporation Fund MichCon Foundation Knight Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Henry Clyde Johnson Mr. Theodore O. Yntema
Comerica Incorporated Michigan National Bank Manoogian Foundation INDIVIDUALS Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Kughn
Detroit Edison Foundation Perry Drug Stores, Inc. McGregor Fund George & Gina Bedrosian Mrs. Roger M. Kyes † Deceased
Douglas & Lomason Textron Inc. Charles Stewart Mott Mr. & Mrs. Paul Borman
Company Unisys Corporation Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cherney
Federal-Mogul Corporation
48 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
contributors to the annual fund
Symphony Society of Major Donors
The Symphony Orchestra would like to express its deepest gratitude to the members of the Detroit Symphony Society, an association of generous
donors whose substantial annual commitment is vital to the success of the Orchestra. We recognize these individuals for their commitment to maintaining
the Orchestra’s world-renowned excellence. Recognition is based upon donations made to the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Annual Funds by October 30, 2008.
Symphony Society membership begins at the Encore Circle giving level of $1,500. For more information, please call the Development office at (313) 576-5400.

$100,000 and more
Anonymous Julie & Peter Cummings Ms. Bonita J. Marshall†
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson
Cecilia Benner Foundation Ms. Cynthia J. Pasky & Mr. Paul
Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Mr.† and Mrs. Sam Frankel M. Huxley
Berman Foundation The Edward & Helen Mardigian Bernard & Eleanor Robertson
Mrs. Robert C. Comstock Foundation Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen
$50,000 and more
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Applebaum Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Erb Ruth & Al Glancy
Penny & Harold Blumenstein Herman & Sharon Frankel Leonard Slatkin
Ms. Leslie Devereaux Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frankel Mr.† & Mrs. Hubert P. Watson
Maxine & Stuart Frankel

$25,000 and more
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Barbara Frankel & Ronald Richard & Jane Manoogian
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Alonzo Michalak Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. John A. Boll, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James Grosfeld Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller
Mrs. Doreen Bull Mr. & Mrs. Morton E. Harris The Polk Family
Mr. & Mrs. François Castaing Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Horwitz Mr. George A. Raymond
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Mr. David Lebenbom Jack & Aviva Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Fisher Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Larry Sherman
Dr. Melvin A. Lester Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu
Paul Zlotoff
$12,000 and more
George & Gina Bedrosian Dr. Gloria Heppner Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Partrich
Leo† & Betty Blazok Mrs. Doreen Hermelin Dr. William F. Pickard
Jim & Marcia Bonahoom Julius & Cynthia Huebner Mrs. Bernard E. Pincus
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss
Ilse & Roy Calcagno Richard H. & Carola Huttenlocher Marjorie & Saul Saulson
Lois & Avern Cohn Faye & Austin Kanter Mr. & Mrs. Alan E. Schwartz
Mrs. Michele Rambour Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Norman D. Katz & Mrs. Jean Shapero
& Ms. Ruth Rattner Mr. & Mrs. Donald Simon
Marianne Endicott
Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Kughn William H. & Patricia M. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Francis A. Englehardt
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kulish Ms. Ann Marie Uetz
Mr. & Mrs. David Fischer
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Larson Arthur & Trudy Weiss
Sidney & Madeline Forbes
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. McBrien Janis & William M. Wetsman /
Mr. & Mrs. William M. Freeman
John E. & Marcia Miller The Wetsman Foundation
Byron & Dorothy Gerson
David R. & Sylvia Nelson Mr. R. Jamison Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson
Anne Parsons & Donald Dietz Mrs. Paul Zuckerman
Dr. & Mrs. Edward E. Hagenlocker † Deceased Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III 49

contributors to the annual fund
PRINCIPAL’S CIRCLE $6,000 and more
Dr. & Mrs. Roger M. Ajluni Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Mobley Mark & Lois Shaevsky
Harriet & Bryce Alpern Forman Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell Jospey Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sloan
Foundation Ms. Laura Fournier Mariam C. Noland & James Mr. & Mrs. Craig R. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. John F. Smith
Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mrs. Harold L. Frank A. Kelly Fund of the Mr. & Mrs. Douglas S. John J. Solecki
Jeanne Bakale & Roger Dale & Bruce Frankel Community Foundation Mossman Mr. Richard A. Sonenklar
Dye Rema Frankel for Southeast Michigan Geoffrey S. Nathan & Mr. & Mrs. Neil J. Sosin
Dr. & Mrs. Brian J. Beck Ms. Elizabeth Frei Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Kent Margaret E. Winters Dr. & Mrs. Charles D.
Lillian & Don Bauder Mr. & Mrs. Dwight W. Louise & Gunnar Klarr Sean & Cathy Neall Stocking
Dr. & Mrs. Rudrick E. Gammons Mr. & Mrs. Arthur C. Liebler Patricia & Henry Nickol Mr. & Mrs. John Stroh III
Boucher Gale & Victor Girolami David & Marguerite Lentz Ms. Jo Elyn Nyman Stephen & Phyllis Strome
Carol A. & Stephen A. Goodman Family Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Orley The Stollman Foundation
Bromberg Charitable Trust Lomason II Maestro Peter Oundjian Lorna L. Thomas, M.D.
Robert N. & Claire P. Brown Mr. Eric J. Hespenheide & Allan S. Leonard Robert E. L. Perkins, D.D.S. David Usher
Lynne Carter, M.D. Ms. Judith V. Hicks Dr. & Mrs. Charles Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Drew Peslar Mr. Robert VanWalleghem
Mr. Thomas M. Costello Jr. Jean Holland His Eminence Adam Maida Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Ambassador & Mrs. Ronald
Penny & Larry Deitch Mr. & Mrs. Mario F. Iacobelli Ralph & Eileen Mandarino Peterson N. Weiser
Beck Demery Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Elaine & Mervyn Manning Dave & Cherry Porter Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan T.
Peter & Andree Dolan Janovsky David & Valerie Dr. Glenda D. Price Walton
Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. McCammon Mr. Peter Remington Mr. & Mrs. John Whitecar
Douglas Jessup Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo Norman & Dulcie Mrs. Beryl Winkelman
Eugene & Elaine Driker Chacona & Arthur L. McDonald Rosenfeld Mr. John E. Young
Jim & Margo Farber Johnson Patricia A. & Patrick G. Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Lois H. & Milton Y.
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Fisher Mr. George G. Johnson McKeever Ruthven Zussman
Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Meier Elaine & Michael Serling

ORCHESTRA CIRCLE $3,000 and more

Anonymous Ms. Barbara Diles Ira & Brenda Jaffe Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Jill Richard & Renate Soulen
Mr.† & Mrs. Thomas V. Sandra Donlon Chacona & Arthur L. Miller Mr. & Mrs. James P. Spica
Angott, Sr. Paul & Peggy Dufault Johnson Ms. A. Anne Moroun Dr. Gregory E. Stephens
Mr. Robert Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Irving Dworkin Mr. & Mrs. Sterling C. Jones Mr. & Mrs. James W. Morrill David Szymborski &
Mr. & Mrs. John Axe Dr. & Mrs. A. Bradley Ellen Kahn & George Zeltzer Mary Jo & Arthur A. Marilyn Sicklesteel
Nora Lee & Guy Barron Eisenbrey The Honorable Damon J. Nitzsche Mr. & Mrs. Joel D. Tauber
Beck Family Foundation James & Maria Eliason Keith & Dr. Rachel Keith† Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Nycek Dr. & Mrs. L. Murray
Drs. Jeffrey & Susan Dr. & Mrs. Adel El-Magrabi Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Kent Mr. & Mrs. Graham A. Orley Thomas
Bellefleur Dr. & Mrs. Edwin Ferens Dimitri & Suzanne Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Papp Alice & Paul Tomboulian
Jim & Susan Berdahl Dr. & Mrs. Lionel Finkelstein Kosacheff Mrs. Sophie Pearlstein Amanda Van Dusen &
Dr. & Mrs. John Bernick Ms. Linda Forte & Mr. Robert† C. & Margaret A. Mr. Jack Perlmutter & Mr. Curtis Blessing
Bruce Beyer & Martha Tyrone Davenport Kotz Dan Clancy Ms. Sharon Vasquez & Mr.
Scharchburg Mr. Michael Foster Mrs. Willard V. Lampe Dr. & Mrs. Claus Petermann David Parkman
Mr. Jerrold Bigelman Keith & Eileen Gifford Dr. Raymond Landes & Dr. Mr. Charles L. Peters Mr. & Mrs. George C.
Joseph & Barbra Bloch Mrs. Helen P. Gilbride Melissa McBrien-Landes Mrs. Helen Pippin Vincent
Richard & Gwen Bowlby Mr. Allan D. Gilmour Drs. Scott & Lisa Carol & Foster Redding Dr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Wadle,
Mr. Anthony F. Brinkman Mr. Seymour D. Greenstone Langenburg James A. Rousseau D.O.
Mr. Terry K. Brown Mr. Jeffrey Groehn Ms. Anne T. Larin Jane & Curt Russell Mr. & Mrs. Herman W.
Michael & Geraldine Mr. & Mrs. David Dr. & Mrs. J. Timothy Love Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Sachs Weinreich
Buckles Handleman, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Lutz Dr. Hershel Sandberg Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence
Mr. Efstratios Calagias Lawrence Hands & Karen E. David MacDonald & Mr. & Mrs. Fred Secrest Weisberg
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. D. Kendrick-Hands Nancy MacDonald Mr. Gary Shiffman Mr. † & Mrs. James A.
Carson Mary & Preston Happel Alexander & Evelyn McKeen Norma Jean & Arthur Williams
Mr. Richard Cole Randall L. & Nancy Caine Dr. Max & Marilyn Shufro Ms. Nancy S. Williams &
Dr. John Colombo Harbour McKinney Erwin S. & Majorie H. Ms. Sharon Backstrom
Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Cowger Dr. & Mrs. Gordon K. Harris, Dr. & Mrs. James M. Simon Thomas E. & Elizabeth A.
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Currin Jr. McMurtry Donna & Robert Slatkin Wolfe
Barbara & Paul Czamanske Donna & Eugene Hartwig Mr. Roland Meulebrouck Michael E. Smerza & Nancy Drs. William† & Prudentia
Deborah & Stephen D’Arcy Mr. & Mrs. Ross Haun Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Miller Keppelman Worth
Fund Dr. & Mrs. Gerhardt Hein Mr. & Mrs. Leonard G. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stanton Kinnie David & Bernadine Wu
Jerry P. & Maureen T. Dr. Deanna & David Mr. & Mrs. Randall Miller Smith, Jr.
D’Avanzo Holtzman
ENCORE CIRCLE $1,500 and more
Mrs. Adel Amerman The Honorable Susan D. Elaine & Gordon Didier Mr. & Mrs. John B. Ford Ms. Shelley Heron
Dr. & Mrs. Gary S. Assarian Borman & Mr. Stuart John & Ann Diebel Ruth & Gerald Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hipsher
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Michaelson Ms. Gail Dishell Dr. & Mrs. Mark A. Frentrup Mr. Gordon L. Hollander
Baisch Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bright Mr. David E. Dodge Mrs. Rosemarie Furlong Mr. James W. Hosmer
Mr. & Mrs. J. Addison Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burstein Mrs. Donald R. Dugger Mr. Paul Ganson Mr. & Mrs. Ruppert Howard
Bartush Fred J. Chynchuk Mrs. James J. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. William Y. Gard Jean Wright & Joseph L.
Marcia & Martin Baum Gloria & Fred Clark Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Hudson, Jr. Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome M. Beale Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Connors Eisenbraun Gargaro, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Igleheart
Mr. & Mrs. James V. Thomas & Melissa Cragg Mr. & Mrs. Howard O. Drs. Conrad & Lynda Giles Ms. Margit Jackson
Bellanca, Jr. Mr. Richard Cummings Emorey Adele & Michael M. Glusac Erica E. Peresman & David
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Benton Mr. & Mrs. John S. Dallas Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Goldman B. Jaffe
Dr. & Mrs. John G. Bielawski Marvin & Betty Danto & Fairweather Mr. & Mrs. Harold Gurewitz Mr. & Mrs. Lenard Johnston
Linda & Maurice S. Binkow Family Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Feldman Alice Berberian Haidostian Mr. Paul Joliat
Ross A. Binnie Mr. & Mrs. John A. Defever Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Fisher J. Ira and Nicki Harris Jay & Jennifer Jolliffe
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Bluth Mr. & Mrs. Anthony III Family Foundation Ms. Martha Katz
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bora Delsener Mr. Steven J. Fishman Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Heritier Irving & Diane Keene
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Mr. Patrick J. Kerzic & Mrs. Mr. & Mrs. Walter D. Ludwig Mr. & Mrs. William R. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Barbara & Stuart Trager
Stephanie Germack Dr. & Mrs. James A. Lyddon Palmer Rosowski Dr. & Mrs. Dimitry M. Turin
Kerzic Mrs. Alice M. MacDermott Mrs. Margot C. Parker Mr. & Mrs. George Roumell in memory of Erika V.
Dr. & Mrs. David Kessel Mrs. Linda Makris Mr. & Mrs. Robert Parys Dr. Earl J. Rudner & Ms. Turin
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. King Ms. Arlene M. Marcy Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Peeples Bonnie Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Tyson
Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Mr. Michael D. McDonnell Mr. Joseph R. Pellegrino Pam & Jim Ruthven Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Van
Knappenberger Mrs. John N. McNaughton Noel & Patricia Peterson Dr. & Mrs. William Salot Dusen
Mr. Robert C. Koos Mr. Juha Merikoski Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Petrozzi Ms. Joanne Burns & Mr. Lisa M. Varnier
Ms. Mary L. Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Terry Podolsky Lawrence Shoffner Mrs. Harry F. Vellmure
Mr. & Mrs. D. Michael Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Miller Marian & Harold A. Poling Mr. Merton J. & Beverly Marilyn & Steven I. Victor
Kratchman Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Mindell Fund Segal Mr. & Mrs. William Waak
Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mitseff Ronald Porter John & Mari Senko Ms. Patricia Walker
Kuhlman Miss Frances Moceri Ms. Wendy Williams Powers Mr. Stephan Sharf Ms. Margaret Watkins
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Kurz Ms. Lucille A. Monark & Mr. William Powers Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Siegel Mrs. Lawrence M. Weiner
Mr. Julius Kusey Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Mr. & Mrs. Constantine Loretta Skewes Maestro & Mrs. Thomas
Mr. James M. Landis, Jr. Monolidis P’sachoulias Dr. Judy M. & Mr. John N. Wilkins
Mrs. Stephanie Latour Mr. & Mrs. James F. Mooney Ward Randol, Jr. Sobczak Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon
Dr. & Mrs. Noel S. Lawson Cyril Moscow Drs. Y. Ravindranath & Shirley R. Stancato Winkelman
Mr. Allen Ledyard Mr. & Mrs. Allan Nachman Kanta Bhambhani Mr. Clinton F. Stimpson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John A. Wise
Christine & Elmore Leonard Edward & Judith Narens Barbara Gage Rex Ms. Mardell B. Stricklen Mrs. Marion Wyatt
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Levy Dr. & Mrs. Dongwhan Oh Dr. Claude & Ms. Sandra Mrs. Peggy J. Terry Mr. & Mrs. Walter Young
Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur O’Reilly Reitelman Ellen & Peter Thurber Frank & Ruth Zinn
Mr. & Mrs. † David B. Lewis Mr. & Dr. David K. Page Carol & Larry Tibbitts

MEMBER $400 and more

Mrs. Nina Dodge Abrams Mr. & Mrs. Wilber M. Brucker, Mrs. Ruby Fassold Mrs. Evelyn Hoksch Judith A. Lindsay
Ms. Susan Abrash Jr. John and Margaret Faulkner Mr. Robert Holland Ms. Beverly Lochard
Ms. Lynn E. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bryan William E. Fennel Jack & Anne Hommes Mr. and Mrs. Edmund L.
Mr. Terence E. Adderley Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. The Honorable Denise Page London
Joshua & Judith Adler Buchanan Ferguson Hood Ms. Mary L. Lorencz
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Mr. & Mrs. Noel A. Buckner Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mrs. Harriett H. Hull Mr. Alphonse Lucarelli
Agley Kimberly & Charles Burke Ferkany Mrs. Dolores Humes Mandy & Joe Lunghamer
Ms. Jane E. Aisenbrey Ms. Barbara Burns Vincent & Hortense Fields Elanah Nachman Hunger & Mr. and Mrs. Charles and
Alan & Diane Amendt Mr. & Mrs. Howard B. Camden Ms. Sharon T. Finch Rick Hunger Shirley Ann Lusby
Ms. Tracey Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Ross S. Campbell Mr. Nolan W. Finley Ms. Sandra Hyman Mrs. Robert E. Mack
Ms. Dolores Andrus Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Carlson Dolores & Jim Fisher Ms. Elizabeth J. Ingraham Ms. Emma Maclin
Mrs. Barbara Angott Jean Hill Carman Ms. Shirley M. Flanagan Ms. Joan Irish Mr. and Mrs. William MacPhee
Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Carr Ms. Betty J. Floyd Jo D. & Carol Isaascon Ms. Colleen Madigan and Mr.
John & Carol Aubrey Ms. Anne J. Carrier Ms. Jane Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Jachim John Green
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Aubry Dr. Susan Catto Sally Freels Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jackier Mrs. Ann E. Madsen
Dr. Frank Auld Mr. and Mrs. Robin Mrs. Donald Friedrichs Mr. Charles W. Jackson Ms. Virginia Mahle
Dr. and Mrs. Miles Auster Champness Mrs. Lela Fuester Mr. Harvey B. Jackson Dr. Margaret Makulski
Judge Edward Avadenka Mrs. Doreen Chandler Ms. Kathryn Fuller Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Malloure
Ms. Pauline Averbach & Mr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Chapman Richard & Julie Ganfield Ms. Rebecca S. Jahn Dr. and Mrs. Robert Malone
Charles Peacock Ronald & Lynda Charfoos Mr. Kareem George Ms. Sandra Janusis Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ayres Keith A. & Denise M. Cheresko Mr. and Mrs. Robert George Mr. David Jensen Manke, Jr.
Mr. Timothy P. Baessler Ms. Evelyn M. Chereson Mark Germaine and Patricia Mr. Einar C. Jensen Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balas Mr. George Chulig Jochim Mr. Lavoid Johnson Ms. Arlene M. Marcy
Helena and Richard Balon Michael L. Cioni Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mrs. Ollie Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Margolick
Mr. John H. Barbes Reverend Ward H. Clabuesch Gershenson Robert & Sandra Johnson Ms. Florine Mark
Dr. & Mrs. Max Bardenstein Mr. & Mrs. Jack M. Cochran Ms. Catherine Giebel Arthur D. & Heather M. Jones Mrs. Jeanne Marshall
Ms. Janet C. Barnes Dr. and Mrs. Eudoro Coello Mr. and Mrs. James Giftos Mrs. Nancy A. Jones Mr. Arthur Matsumura
Mr. and Mrs. Benson J. Barr Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Cohan Mr. Donald J. Gillard Mrs. Sybil Jones Dr. Robert Matthews
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bartley Mr. Thomas W. Cook Joseph & Lois Gilmore Ms. Rita L. Jordan Ms. Claire Mautner
Mr. Melvin L. Batch Mrs. Robert E. Cooper William N. and Carole L. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Mrs. Mary A. Mazur
Mr. Richard Beaubien Ms. Jumana Cooper Gilmore Kalligeros Mr. Stephen A. Mazurak
Dr. & Mrs. William L. Ms. Nancy Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Glynn Mr. David Karlene Ms. Kristen Armstrong
Beauregard Mr. William B. Corlis Mr. and Mrs. Maurice C. Dr. and Mrs. James J. Karo McBride
Ms. Miriam Bergman Mr. and Mrs. Tonino Corsetti Godwin Mr. Herbert Kaufman Mrs. Katherine McCullough
Jule Berman Ms. Tess Craft Drs. Beth Goldman and David Mrs. Doris Keith Waddell Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McGlincy
Ms. Hadas Bernard Mr. Patrick R. Crane Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelley Mr. David B. McLean, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Berner Mrs. Rosa M. Crawford Irving and Doris Goldman Ms. June K. Kendall Colonel and Mrs. Hugh S.
Mr. Richard H. Beuther Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Cruden Fund Dr. and Mrs. Donald Ketai Mcleod III
Ms. Elsie M. Bingham Ms. Elaine Curvin Dr. Allen Goodman & Ms. Mr. & Mrs. Gerd H. Keuffel Ms. Marion C. Melody
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Bintz Ms. Beatrice D’Ambrosio Janet Hankin Mrs. Madeline B. Kiefer Dr. & Mrs. H. C. Mighion
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Birrell, Jr. Mr. Melvin R. D’Amico Dr. and Mrs. Paul Goodman Mr. Warren Kifferstein Mr. Steve Mihalik
Lou & Roberta Black Ms. Emma Dawkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goren Ms. Lori Killingbeck Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Milgrim
Mr. Randolph Black Ms. Sheilah De Kroub Ms. Patricia Gotham Ms. Ida King Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Miller
Ms. Katherine Blasier Mrs. June Dean Ms. Keiko Goto Ms. Mary Beth Kitzmiller Ms. Lillie V. Ming
Dr. & Mrs. Duane Block Ms. Dana Debel Mr. Howard J. Gourwitz Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kleiman Mr. Alfred Mirabitur
Mr. & Mrs. G. Peter Blom Mr. & Mrs. John A. Defever Mr. & Mrs. Hadar Granader Mr. and Mrs. Justin G. Klimko Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Molasky
Ms. Betty Bolden Dr. and Mrs. Anthony DeLuca Mr. and Mrs. D. Stewart Green Ms. Lisa C. Knapp Dr. Susan B. Molina
Ms. Jane Bolender Mr. Edward A. Diedo Mr. and Mrs. James A. Green Ms. Nancy Komenaga Mrs. Lili C. Monell
Mr. Howard Bond Mr. and Mrs. Jim Donahey Eugene & Anne Greenstein Reverend Ralph E. Kowalski Mrs. Onnalee Monson
Mr. Joseph A. Boner Mr. Christopher J. Doozan Mrs. Sarah A. Grierson Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Kozar Ms. Sascha Montross
Ms. Marcia Bonner Mr. and Mrs. John Dreifus Mrs. Frank Grimminger Mr. John W. Kunz Ms. Magi Mooney
Mr. Frank Bonucci Dr. & Mrs. Harold Duchan Mr. & Mrs. David Gugala Ms. Dorothy A. Kurrie Carolyn & J. Michael Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Borman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Dudley Ms. Janet Gumenick Mrs. Myron LaBan Ms. Pamela W. Moore
Ms. Linda Borushko Mr. & Mrs. Henry Eckfeld Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gunther Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Laker Mrs. Mildred Moss
Mr. Andrew Bostrom Mr. Steven E. Eder Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Hancock Ms. Carole Lally Mr. John Mouw
Dr. and Mrs. David L. Dr. & Mrs. B. Eisenstein Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur W. Hansen Mr. Harold Lamkin Mr. John Moye
Bouwman Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Merle Harris Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lash Mr. Herman Mozer
Don & Marilyn Bowerman Ellenbogen Mrs. Ruth B. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Laren N. Lau Mrs. Hedi G. Mulford
Ms. Karen Williams Mr. and Mrs. William A. Elliott Ms. Joann Hatton Mr. John K. Lawrence Mrs. Mary Mulhern
Ann and Robert Bradley Mrs. Kathryn Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Demar W. Helzer Kathleen & Duncan Lawrence Mr. John C. Murphy
Ms. Mary Brand Ms. Jan Elvekrog Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Herbst Ann C. Lawson Ms. Joan Nagrant
Mr. and Mrs. Greg J. Brandell Mr. Fred Elwood Mrs. Nancy Herrick Dr. and Mrs. Alfredo Lazo Mr. and Mrs. Milford Nemer
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Knut Erichsen Mrs. Kathleen B. Hillegas Ms. Lexa Leatherdale Mr. and Mrs. George Nicholson
Mr. & Mrs. David Brassell Ms. June Everett Mr. Edward N. Hodges III, J.D. Ms. Barbara Leeper Jim & Mary Beth Nicholson
Dr. & Mrs. Sander J. Breiner Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Everson Mr. & Mrs. William D. Eugene & Suzanne Leich Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Nickles
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred D. Bricker Stephen Ewing Hodgman Mr. and Mrs. Yale Levin Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Noble
Mrs. Joyce Briggs Mr. David Falvey Dr. and Mrs. James D. Mr. & Mrs.† David B. Lewis Mrs. Phyllis D. Nolan
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Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Norling Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prysak Dr. and Mrs. David Schneider Mr. John Stellman Ms. Carol Ward
Mrs. Evelyn Noveck Margaret Rashid Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schwartz Ms. Katherine Stephenson Mrs. Ann Warren
Mr. & Mrs. John O’Leary Hope & Larry Raymond Ms. Sandra Seim Ms. Isabel Stockwell Mr. and Mrs. William L. Warren
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O’Reilly Mr. and Mrs. John H. Redfield Mrs. Lillian Shaye Mrs. Nancy L. Stoner Mr. Joseph Washington
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orley Mrs. Denise P. Redmond Ms. Nedda Shayota Mrs. E. Ray Stricker Alan & Jean Weamer
Mr. Barry Osterbur and Mrs. Mr. Michael Redmond Ms. Moira A. Sheehan James and Cristina Sunstrum Ms. Janet B. Weir
Elaine D. Osterbur Louise & Karl Reibel Ms. Wei Shen Ms. Arlene Tarbet Ms. Marilynn Weiss
Michael F. & Tamra E. Ottaway Mr. & Mrs. William J. Reilly Mr. and Mrs. William C. Mrs. Burt E. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Welch
Mr. Stanford R. Ovshinsky Donald & Patricia Rennie Shenefelt Mrs. Phyllis Templin Mrs. Glenda S. Welz
Dr. and Mrs. James R. Ozinga Mrs. Wayne Richards Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Ms. Elena Theut Dr. Marie-Ange Weng
Mr. Edward Palm Jan & Paul Robertson, Jr. Shephard Eloise F. Tholen Ms. Carolyn White
Ms. Marla E. Parker Ms. Elizabeth M. Rogers Dr. Douglas and Julie Mr. Michael Tobin Dr. John H. White
Mr. Sidney Parker Ms. Rhoda Rosenthal Shiffman Mr. William N. Tripp Dr. and Mrs. Fred Whitehouse
Mr. Angelo Patti Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mrs. Arlene Shy Ms. Brenda Trotter Mrs. Barbara Widener
Kenneth & Doris Pedersen Gail & Gary Ruby Mr. and Mrs. Robert Siewert Mrs. Joyce Tucker Dr. and Mrs. Christopher D.
Mrs. Mary A. Perna Mr. Arthur L. Runyon Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Simon Mr. L. W. Tucker Wilhelm
Mr. Gregory Peterson and Ms. Mr. and Mrs. William Sachs Ms. Sue Ellen Small Mr. Michael R. Tyson Ms. Cynthia L. Wilhelm
Mary Peterson Mr. Charles Sajewski Mrs. Karna M. Smith Mr. Joseph W. Uhl Mr. Lawrence D. Williams
Mr. Kurt Peterson Mr. Denny Sandberg and Mrs. Mr. Lawrence R. Smith Mr. John Urban Mark & Patricia Willmarth
Mr. & Mrs. Mark H. Peterson Nancy J. Sandberg Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Smith Ms. Theresa Uzenski Trudi & Henry Wineman II
Ward & Margaret Peterson Drs. Edward and Virginia Mr. Ronald J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Mrs. Sidney J. Winer
Mr. and Mrs. James Pidgeon Sayles Mr. and Mrs. John S. Snyder Vanbrandeghen Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wise
Mrs. Ann Piken Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Mr. Phil Snyder William & Jan VanDenburg Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wittrock
Mr. David Pincus Schechter Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sokol Mr. & Mrs. Melvin VanderBrug Mrs. Cathy C Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Pincus Mark & Carrie Scher Dr. and Mrs. Alan W. Solway Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Varian Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Zangerle
Mr. and Mrs. D. David Pippel Ms. Linda Scherdt Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Solway Dr. Nilda Villalba Mr. and Mrs. Richard D.
Mrs. Thomas Piskorowski Ms. Yvonne Schilla Mr. and Mrs. James A. Spearot Mrs. Rebecca A. Viola Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Polozker Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Schmitt Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Sprague Mr. & Mrs. Wil Viviano Ingrid I. Zitzewitz
Ms. Patti Poppe Mr. John C. Schmuhl Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Stahl Ms. Patricia Walker
Mr. & Mrs. David W. Porter Faye and Richard Sidder Mr. and Mrs. Jay Stark Mrs. Irene Walt


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra acknowledges and honors the following foundations and organizations for their contributions to support the
Orchestra’s performances, education programming and other annual operations of the organization. This list also includes the musicians of the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra who contributed over $1,710,000.00 in the 2007-08 season.
PROVIDER $200,000 and More UNDERWRITER $100,000 and More GUARANTOR $50,000 and More
Community Foundation for Southeast DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Harold and Penny B. Blumenstein
Michigan John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Corporation
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Budd Levinson Foundation, Inc.
Foundation, Inc. The Kresge Foundation Erb Foundation
Ford Foundation The Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Eugene Applebaum Family
Hudson-Webber Foundation Berman Foundation Foundation
McGregor Fund Surdna Foundation, Inc. Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden
National Endowment for the Arts Matilda R. Wilson Fund Fund
State of Michigan

BENEFACTOR PARTNER $5,000 and More HP Foundation The Loraine & Melinese Reuter Foundation
Beck Family Foundation L&H Foundation The Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Smith
$10,000 and More McKeen Foundation Foundation
Eleanor and Edsel Ford Fund Benson and Edith Ford Fund
Gatewood Foundation, Inc. The Skillman Foundation Olson Kulka Foundation
Henry Ford II Fund Young Woman’s Home Association Sigmund & Sophie Rohlik Foundation
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Harvey M. Rice Foundation
James & Lynelle Holden Fund Louis & Nellie Sieg Foundation
Alice Kales Hartwick Foundation SPONSOR $1,000 and More Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
Myron P. Leven Foundation The Johnson Foundation
The E. Nakamichi Foundation Charles M. Bauervic Foundation
Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation Combined Federal Campaign
Mary Thompson Foundation Herbert & Elsa Ponting Foundation
Frank & Gertrude Dunlap Foundation FRIEND $500 and More
Multi-Arts Production Fund
Sage Foundation PATRON $2,500 and More Japan Business Society of Detroit Fisher Insley Foundation
Joseph E. Beauchamp Charitable Trust Foundation The James and Lucy McNeal Charitable
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation The Julius and Cynthia Huebner Foundation
Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation Foundation Marion and Robert Wyatt foundation

In-kind Support
The DSO acknowledges the following corporations and individuals that have generously provided in-kind gifts to the organization.
Accuform Ted “Ski” Cross, PMP Michael Farrell & Marc Herrick Northwest Airlines, Inc. Steven Rybicki - Infinity Yacht
Mr. & Mrs. Eric P. Adams Dedria & Alexander Cruden Hour Detroit Oakland University Charters
Judy & Randy Agley Dr. & Mrs. Anthony DeLuca Story & William John Anne Parsons & Donald Dietz Special Events Party Rentals
Air France Detroit Athletic Club Dr. Julie Henry & Chuck Kaess Debra & Richard partrich Staples
Allied-Eagle Supply Company Display Group Judy & Buddy Kaufman Paul M. Huxley & Cynthia J. Starbucks Coffee
Mrs. Adel Amerman Olga F. Dworkin Lenora Kaufman Pasky Strategic Staffing Solutions,
Janet & Norm Ankers Judith Ehrmann Mr. James Kokas Mr. & Mrs. Fred Perenic Inc.
Shanny & Bill Apodaca Dr. & Mrs. Myron R. Emerick Carole LaMantia Mrs. Bernard E. Pincus Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine
Vicki & Richard Baks Epoch Restaurant Group Linda & Dr. Larry Lloyd Charles Pugh Jewelry
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Fresh Farms Market Mr. Patrick W. Lynch PVS Chemicals, Inc. Tribute
BBJ Linen Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson Lynch’s, Inc. REDICO Richard J. Bowers, Jr. & Daniel
Between the Lines Gibbs World Wide Wine Macy’s The Ritz-Carlton J. Treder
Mr. S. Elie Boudt Paul Ganson Marshall Music Co. The Remington Group Village Food Market
Gwen & Richard Bowlby Ed Gaston McKensey & Company Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Rooks Gary Wasserman
Betty & Bill Brooks Patricia & James Giftos The Metro Times April Wagner & Jason Ruff Volunteer Council of Detroit
Capital Waste, Inc. Anthony & Christine Giorgio Lois & Gene Miller Jeanne & Alexander Ruthven Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Caughman Golden Acoustics Lynn & Randall Miller Ms. Darlene Sankovic Westborn Market
Gloria & Fred Clark Golden Harvest Restaurant Joann & Tony Mitchell Dominick & Cindy Schiano Geroge Williams Interiors Ltd.
Dr. & Mrs. William Cosgrove Google Neiman Marcus Ms. Karla J. Sherry Mary & Dr. Max Wisgerhof
Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Cowger Hammell Music, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson Mr. Leonard Slatkin Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu
Joe Crachiola, Photographer Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hayes Art Nietzche Zaccaro’s Market
52 Performance / Vol. XVII / Issue III
DetRoIt syMPHony CoRPoRAte ContRIBUtoRs
$100,000 and More

Official IT Support
PVS Chemicals, Inc. Consultant to the DSO

$50,000 and More $1,000 and More schwab Fund for Charitable Moroun nursing Home
Guardian Industries Harold & Barbara Berry Giving neumann/smith & Associates
Bloomfield Hills Country Club shinsho American Corporation nGK spark Plugs (UsA), Inc.
Corporation novara, tesija & McGuire, PLLC
Borg Warner Automotive, Inc. solomon Friedman Advertising
national City Bank Brown Campbell Company spectrum Automation Company ntH Consultants, Ltd.
northwest Airlines Burton-share, Inc. the technicom Group Peoples trust Credit Union
U.A.W. Region 1-A Cap Post smythe Lutz & Ziel, CPA’s
Carco, Inc.
$20,000 and More Pro Musica of Detroit, Inc.
Clark Hill P.L.C. Urban science Applications, Inc.
Robert s. Rollinger, PC
Compuware Corporation Cn Versacom Incorporated
Rose Pest solutions
Detroit Area Honda Dealers Darling Bolt Company Vesco oil Corporation/Don &
s.L.C. Meter service, Inc.
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UPCoMInG eVents
sUnDAy MonDAy tUesDAy WeDnesDAy tHURsDAy FRIDAy sAtURDAy

1 2 3 DSO Civic
Youth Ensembles
4 5 DSO Civic
Youth Ensembles
Civic Jazz Live! 6 p.m. Civic orchestra and
taylor Ballet Americana
Bank of America The Nutcracker
Paradise Jazz Series DsA Ford theater
Christmas with the 11 a.m. (tiny tots version)
Count Basie Orchestra & 7 p.m.
8 p.m. oH

DSO Civic Youth Ensembles
Civic orchestra and taylor 8 9 10 DSO Classical Series
The Slatkin Era
11 12
DSO Classical Series
The Slatkin Era
DSO Civic Youth Ensembles
FRee Concert!
Ballet Americana Begins Begins Civic Holidays with
The Nutcracker 2 p.m. oH Leonard Slatkin
Leonard slatkin, 8 p.m. oH
Northwest Airlines conductor Leonard slatkin,
World Music Series oH 8 p.m. oH conductor 11 a.m. oH
A Celtic Christmas with
Natalie MacMaster 3 p.m. DSO Classical Series
The Slatkin Era
Brazeal Dennard Chorale Begins
Holiday Concert 7 p.m. MacMaster Slatkin 8:30 p.m. oH
DSO Classical Series
The Slatkin Era
14 15 Special Event
Garrison Keillor
16 17 DTE Energy
Foundation Pops Series
18 DTE Energy 19
Foundation Pops Series
DTE Energy
Foundation Pops Series
Begins under the Mistletoe Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
3 p.m. oH with the DSO thomas Wilkins, 8:30 p.m. oH 3 p.m.* & 8:30 p.m. oH
Philip Brunelle, conductor *(Includes KidZone
conductor 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. oH activities in atrium)
8 p.m. oH

DTE Energy 21
Foundation Pops Series
22 23 24 25 26 27
Home for the Holidays
3 p.m. oH
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28 29 30 31 1 2 3

For tickets call (313) 576-5111

4 5 6 7 DSO Civic Youth

8 DSO Classical Series
Americans Here &
9 Tiny Tots Concerts
Southpaw Isle
Civic Jazz Live! Abroad Steelband 10 a.m. MB
6 p.m. MB MB Leonard slatkin, National City Young
conductor People’s Concerts
Bank of America edgar Meyer, double Slatkin’s All Stars
Paradise Jazz Series bass 11 a.m. oH
Phil Woods/ Béla Fleck, banjo
DSO Classical Series
Sophie Milman Zakir Hussain, tabla Americans Here &
Woods Milman 8 p.m. oH oH 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. oH Abroad 8:30 p.m. oH
DSO Classical Series
Americans Here
11 12 13 14 DSO Classical Series
From Russia
15 16
DSO Classical Series
From Russia
DSO Classical Series
From Russia
& Abroad With Love With Love With Love
3 p.m. oH Leonard slatkin, 8 p.m. oH 8:30 p.m. oH
olga Kern, piano
8 p.m. oH


DSO Classical Series

From Russia
18 19 20 21 DTE Energy
Foundation Pops Series
22 DTE Energy 23
Foundation Pops Series
DTE Energy
Foundation Pops Series
With Love Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch
3 p.m. oH Marvin Hamlisch, 8:30 p.m. oH 8:30 p.m. oH
conductor and keyboard
10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. oH
oH ochestra Hall
MB Music Box
Hamlisch AH Allesee Hall

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