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View Printed Program - Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Management
Board of Directors
Founding Director
Joyce Cunningham
Music Director & Conductor
R. Joseph Scott
President
Mark Wiseman
Vice-President
Miranda Thorpe
Treasurer
W
elcome to today’s performance of the
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.
As I celebrate my 10th year with
this group of talented musicians, it is
gratifying to reflect upon the remarkable
growth the Orchestra has achieved
over the years. The dedication and
diligence of each member is evident in
Allyn Hebner
Secretary
Cathy Grindle
Accountant
Pat Hebner
Directors at Large
Jonathan Feil
Joel Green
Dennis Helppie
Andy Hill
Debbie McCormick
Myrl Venter (Past President)
Jim White
Honor ary Board Members
the ever improving level of artistry
displayed in each performance.
The Sammamish Symphony
Orchestra’s 2008/2009 season
offers a dynamic array of music
selections from traditional works
to new favorites. The entire
family will enjoy performances
such as Rimski-Korsakov’s lush
Scheherazade; Prokofiev’s Peter
and the Wolf (narrated King
FM “Classic Kids’ announcer,
Marta Zekan); Tchaikovsky’s
rousing Capriccio Italien; and a
host of popular music included
on our Holiday Pops concert in
December and our Music Around
the World Pops concert in June.
Be sure to visit our web-site at
www.sammamishsymphony.org for a
complete listing of works presented
this season.
Now, I invite you to sit back and
enjoy the concert!
Cheryl Pflug
David Irons
Skip Rowley
- R. Joseph Scott
R. Joseph Scott
Personnel
R. Joseph Scott
Librarian
Erika Wilson
Assistant Librarians
Jonathan Feil - Brass
Kristin Edlund - Violins
Leslie Nielsen - Low Strings
Shannon Nelson - Woodwinds
Concert Program
Gail Ratley
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Cover Photography
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Grants
Miranda Thorpe
A
native of Eastern Oregon, R. Joseph Scott has been a dynamic leader in the
Northwest musical community for over 40 years. He attended the University
of Oregon, School of Music and studied conducting with Eugene Furst and
Wolfgang Martin of the Portland Opera.
After relocating to Seattle, Mr. Scott continued his studies with Henry Holt of the
Seattle Opera, Mikael Scheremetiew of the Thalia Conservatory, and Vilem Sokol
of the Seattle Youth Symphony. He founded the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra,
serving as Music Director, Conductor and General Manager from 1967 – 1997. He
is currently observing his 10th year with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.
Maestro Scott has conducted concerts featuring a diverse array of artists, including
Metropolitan Opera star Roberta Peters; violinist Pamela Frank; the Seattle Opera
Chorus; the Empire Brass Quintet; the Seattle Symphony Choral; and vocalists
Anna Maria Alberghetti, Lou Rawls, Maureen McGovern and Marni Nixon.
Concerto Competition
Andy Hill
Webmaster
Mark Wiseman
Mr. Scott is Resident Conductor of Lyric Opera Northwest, and has appeared with
numerous musical ensembles, including the Bellevue Opera. He has conducted
world premieres of works by Alan Hovhaness, Vaclav Nelhybel and various
regional composers.
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Program
R. Joseph Scott, Music Director and Conductor
Sunday June 7, 2009 2:00 p.m.
Eastlake Performing Arts Theater
Victor Young
Around the World in 80 Days Overture
Li Huan Chi
Spring Festival, Overture
Arr. Carmen Dragon
Jamaican Rumba
Arr. Carmen Dragon
Mexican Hat Dance
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
John Barnes Chance
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Percy Grainger
Irish Tune from County Derry
Arr. Calvin Custer
A Salute to the Big Apple
Intermission
Maurice Jarre
Lawrence of Arabia Overture
Paul Creston
Afternoon in Montreal
Arr. Charles Sayre
The Prince of Egypt
Emil Reesen
The Song of Denmark
Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld
Arr. Carmen Dragon
Lady of Spain
Reinhold Gliere
Russian Sailor’s Dance
Steinway piano provided by Sherman Clay
Please no audio/video recording or flash photography
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Personnel
Violin I
Dennis Helppie,
Concertmaster
Heather Raschko,
Assistant Concertmaster
Joyce Sanford
Sandra Sultan
Erika Wilson
Craig Kowald
Nels Magelssen
Ryan Roberts
Tympani
Bass
Jonathan Feil,
Trumpet
Percussion
Principal
Erik Reed,
Sandy Anuras
Sarah Chung
David Drassal
Kristin Edlund
Maryam Fiala
Joel Green
Cecellia-Wendy Ann Lee
Lynn Martinell
Tim Strait
Assistant Principal
Violin II
Melissa Underhill,
Matt Stoecker
Tori Berntsen
Christina Sjoquist
Bass Trombone
Shelby Eaton,
Principal
Trish Brock*,
Assistant Principal
Feather Asmussen
Laisha Beckwith*
Tannis Edwards
Linda Gagnier
Cathy Grindle
Trudy Hakala*
Christie Isler*
Paula Chester-Libes
Fran Pope
Miranda Thorpe
Tim Winter
Viola
Jarod Tanneberg,
Assistant Principal
Carolyn Horlor
Chris Spencer
Harmony Young
Trombone
Gail Ratley,
Assistant Principal
Hadwin Brown*
Shannon Cebron
Andy Hill
Loryn Lestz
Anna Ogi
James Poirson
Principal
Rob Parks
Craig Wende
Brian Yarkosky
Piano/Keyboard
Catherine Lowell
Principal
Gerald Larkins
Jim White*
Piccolo
Harp
Alison Austin,
Principal
*On Leave of Absence
Tuba
Christina Sjoquist
Mark Wiseman,
Principal
Oboe
Dennis Calvin,
Principal
David Barnes*,
Co-Principal
Glen Danielson
Jim Kobe
SSO
Ticket Information
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English horn
Geoffrey King
Eileen Krohn*
Dan Pope
Jan Rider*
Scott Selfon*
Kathy Boudreau -Stroud
Lori Terpening*
Barbara Thorne
Myrl Venter
Principal
Jim Truher,
Scott Sellevold,
Principal
Clarinet
Cello
Jeremy Jordan
Stas Zakharenko
Flute
Glen Danielson
Leslie Nielsen,
Principal
Principal
Ericka Kendall*,
Libby Landy,
Principal
Eric Daane,
Nicholas Kosuk,
Principal
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Bass Clarinet
Linda Thomas
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Bassoon
Shannon Nelson,
Principal
Gary Claunch
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Contra-Bassoon
The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is composed
of adult volunteer musicians dedicated to performing concerts and maintaining outreach programs
serving Eastside communities.
Gordon Brown
French Horn
Evelyn Zeller,
Principal
Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:15-9:45 p.m.
Eastlake High School
Mary Corder*
Steven Dees
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Program Notes
W
elcome to our musical trip
around the world. Our
excursion lasts just an afternoon,
but we will cover a lot of ground –
geographically and musically.
Our tour opens appropriately with
Around the World in 80 Days.
This overture introduced the 1956
movie based on Jules Verne’s book
of the same name and earned
Hollywood composer Victor
Young an Oscar® for best music.
The adventure film starred David
Niven and took his character
around the world by train, ship,
and hot air balloon.
Like the movie characters, we too
will get an overview of the world.
Here is your tour guide to some of
our musical stopovers.
•
•
In Spring Festival Overture,
Li Huan Chi recalls in music
his joyous experience during
lunar New Year celebrations
in Yen’an, where he first
arrived in the summer of
1938. It’s a lively depiction of
the festivities celebrated by
people living in China’s
northern Shaanxi province.
Carmen Dragon, orchestrator
extraordinaire of Jamaican
Rumba, Mexican Hat Dance
(Jarabe Tapatio), and Lady of
Spain, has been called
the complete musician for his
accomplishments as composer,
arranger, conductor (most
notably as music director of
the Hollywood Bowl
Symphony), radio and
television personality, and
music educator.
•
Variations on a Korean Folk
Song consists of a set of
variations on the Korean folk
song Arirang, which composer
John Barnes Chance heard
while in Korea with the U.S.
Army in the late 1950s.
•
French composer and
conductor, Maurice Jarre, is
best known for his film scores,
particularly in pictures directed
by David Lean. His score for
the 1962 movie Lawrence of
Arabia won Jarre his first
Academy Award; he also won
Oscars for his work in “Doctor
Zhivago” and “A Passage to
India.”
•
Afternoon in Montreal by Paul
Creston, is part of the composer’s
“Airborne Suite,” commissioned
by Eastern Airlines. Italian
American Creston (born
Giuseppe Guttoveggio in
New York City in 1906) was one
of the most performed American
composers of the 1940’s and 50’s,
as well as a notable teacher.
•
The Song in Denmark comes
from the pen of another noted
soundtrack composer, Emil
Reesen. Since his filmography is
entirely in Danish, Reesen is
not as well known in the U.S.
as the other film composers on
our program.
•
Orpheus in the Underworld,
an operetta by Jacques
Offenbach, is an irreverent
parody of the Greek myth
and stilted classical drama.
The “Infernal Galop” from
Act II, Scene 2 is famous as
the music for the French
“Can-can” dance. Saint-Saëns
borrowed the tune, slowed it
to a crawl and assigned it
to the strings to represent
the tortoise in “Carnival of
the Animals.”
•
Reinhold Glière was a SovietUkrainian composer of
German-Polish descent.
His 1900 change of his
surname from “Glier” to
“Glière,” which encouraged
the legend of his French or
Belgian descent, practically
makes him a European tour
in himself. The Russian
Sailor’s Dance from his ballet
“The Red Poppy” is the work
for which he is best known
in the West. His concertos for
harp, soprano, and horn
have also attained popularity
as virtuoso music.
These are some of the stops we
will make today on our musical
journey around the world. Music
is a universal language, which
unites and helps teach us about
one another.
We hope you
enjoy your trip!
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City of Sammamish Presents
Concert
In The
Park
Thursday, August 20th, 6:30 p.m.
Pine Lake Park, Sammamish
Free Admission
Final Concert In the Series
Bring a blanket, chairs and dinner!
The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
would like to thank the
City of Sammamish
for their support
Did you
know?
The Sammamish
Symphony Orchestra
also offers small chamber
groups to perform at
private functions.
Add a touch of class to
your party or event.
Call
206-517-7777
for more info.
The Sammamish Symphony would like to thank
Gordon Brown and the
Gordon Brown Donation Fund
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for the generous contribution for music to build
the Symphony’s library. Gordon has been an
active member and contra bassoon player with
the symphony for many years.
If you would like to help participate in a
fun and rewarding experience, please call
Mark Wiseman 425-557-3380.
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Contributors
In addition to the following donors we gratefully acknowledge those
individuals and families who purchased donated goods and services at our
Sammamish Symphony Auctions.
BENEFACTORS ($500+)
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Gordon Brown
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Timothy Corrie & Sherri Zucker
Shelby Eaton
Bob & Cathy Grindle
Dita Hagen
Andy & Lori Hill
Preben & Ruth Hoegh-Christensen
City of Issaquah Arts Commission
City of Sammamish
King County 4Culture
Kevin & Lynne Martinell
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Barbara Thorne
Mark Wiseman
Dan & Marianna Vail
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SPONSORS ($100-499)
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Aletha Barnes
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Eastside Arts Partnership
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Don & Sue Gerend
Joel Green
Ray Carol Griffin
Robin & Paul Holland
Mari Horita
Suzanne Hutchinson
Keith Kinnard
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Lenore Martinell
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Rosemarie Michaels
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To the Many Supporters of the
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra,
THANK YOU!
Acknowledgements
Many people have worked together to make our community orchestra possible. They have given of
their time, talent, and energy. Thank you!
Equipment Storage
Joyce Cunningham/Providence Point
Facilities
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Eastlake High School
Bellevue Christian School
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Janis Orrico
Refreshments
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Percussion Equipment
Dave Pitt/Beaver Lake Middle School
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