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2013–14 SEASON - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
RochesteR
Philharmonic
orchestra
2013–14 SEASON
Volume 91, Book 6 • FeBruary 28–march 23
Colors In Dream by Rick Meives
Selected from rocheSter contemporary art center’S 6x6x2013 exhibition.
thE 2013–2014 SE ASON IS pRESENtED by
Jeff Tyzik, principal popS conductor | Michael
BuTTerMan, principal conductor for educ ation and
outreach The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair | chrisTopher
seaMan, conductor laureate
The Christopher Seaman Chair,
Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society
beyond measure.
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
CEO............................................5
........................................7
From the President & CEO
Orchestra...........................8
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra............................6
Biographies..............................................
10
Conductor Biographies
..................................................7
The Christopher Seaman
Chair.............................................9
...................................... 12
Conductor Laureate Chair
Orchestra, Inc..................10
Inc. ................13
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,
Staff........................................................................ 15
RPO Staff..........................................................................11
Orchestra............. 16
Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra..............12
Spotlight......................................................... 17
Sponsor Spotlight...........................................................13
Foundations.........................17
Corporate Partners & Foundations
.........................13
Carnegie Hall Sponsors and
.............................18
Campaign for Artistic Excellence.
Excellence...............................14
Circle.............................................................18
Maestro’s Circle..............................................................14
Friends................................................... 20
Philharmonic Friends.....................................................16
PopsSeries
SeriesNo.
No.
Pops
7: 7:
Ann Hampton
HamptonCallaway
Callaway
Sings
Streisand
Ann
Sings
Streisand
25
February 28 & March 1, 2014...................................
2014 ....................................21
MusicalConnections
Connections
2: Music
Dance
Musical
2: Music
and and
Dance
2014................................................................ 29
March 2, 2014..................................................................27
Philharmonics
Series
Philharmonics
Series
No.No.
11: 11:
Berlioz,Beethoven,
Beethoven,
Bruckner
Berlioz,
Bruckner
31
March 6 & 8, 2014........................................................
2014 .........................................................29
Pops Series
SeriesNo.
No.
Pops
8: 8:
Tyzik’s20th
20th
Season
Celebration
Tyzik’s
Season
Celebration
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March 21 & 22, 2014...................................................
2014 ....................................................35
BaroqueSundays
Sundays
Royal
Fireworks
Music
Baroque
3: 3:
Royal
Fireworks
Music
............................................................ 39
March 23, 2014.
2014 ................................................................39
Volunteers!................................... 42
Applause for Our Volunteers!....................................42
RPO........................................................... 45
About Your RPO............................................................45
Information................................................... 46
For Your
Your Information.....................................................46
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EastmanTheatre:
Theatre: 60 Gibbs Street,
Eastman
Street,Rochester
Rochester
Hochstein School of Music
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Music && Dance:
Dance:
50 North
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Plymouth Avenue, Rochester
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Rochester
beyond measure.
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ORCHESTRA
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COMING Up
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APR 6
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PERFORMANCE hall
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HOCHSTEIN
Performance
conductor
Neil Varon, conductor
multi-media interactive
interactive family
familyconcert,
concert,
In this multi-media
Penguin shows
shows you
you how
how music
musicisisbuilt
built
Picardy Penguin
ground up,
up,with
with popular
popular classics
classicsby
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from the ground
Strauss,and
and Bizet.
Bizet.
Beethoven, Strauss,
2013–2014
Government Support
The Rochester Philharmonic
Orchestra is supported in part
by grants from:
New York State Council
on the Arts with the
support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the
New York State Legislature
County of Monroe,
Maggie Brooks,
County Executive
City of Rochester,
New York,
Lovely A.Warren, Mayor
National Endowment
for the Arts
Hall preview:
Preview:
Carnegie hall
Howard hanson’s
Hanson’sMerry Mount
Mount
howard
APR 10 &
& 12
12
Apr
KODAK hall
HALL at
AT eastman
EASTMANtheatre
THEATRE
KoDaK
Christie, guest
guest conductor
conductor
Michael Christie,
Eastman-Rochester Chorus,
Chorus,
Eastman-Rochester
Weinert, director
director
William Weinert,
Children’s Chorus
Chorus of
of Nazareth
Nazareth College,
College,
Bach Children’s
Krogstad, director
director
Karla Krogstad,
Love
Curtis Stigers: Let’s Fall ininLove
APR 25 & 26
26
Apr
KODAK hall
HALL at
AT eastman
EASTMANtheatre
THEATRE
KoDaK
conductor
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Stigers, vocalist
vocalist
Curtis Stigers,
evening of
of love
love songs
songs with
with
A romantic evening
favorite Curtis
Curtis Stigers.
Stigers.
Jazz Festival favorite
THE 2013–2014
2013–2014 SeaSon
SEASON iSIS preSented
PRESENTED by
BY
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RPO.ORG
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From the President & CEO
Dear Friends,
Happy Anniversary, Jeff Tyzik!
Twenty years ago, Jeff joined the RPO as Principal Pops Conductor and we are marking his
anniversary season with a special celebration on March 21 & 22. Jeff has made his home in
Rochester since 1969, when he entered the Eastman School of Music as a freshman. Over the
past two decades, he has developed a special relationship with devoted local audiences who
appreciate his genius at creating magical pops programs that keep the spotlight on our beloved
musicians.
During Jeff’s tenure, he has composed, arranged, and orchestrated more than 200 works for
orchestra. He has conducted not only Pops concerts but also classical concerts on the Philharmonics Series, which last season featured a new Tyzik composition in honor of the Memorial
Art Gallery’s anniversary. (We’ll have a chance to experience that work in a new dimension in
May 2015, when Rochester City Ballet performs Jamey Leverett’s world-premiere choreography
to that vibrant work—Images: Musical Impressions of an Art Gallery—on the Pops Series.)
For his special 20th Season Celebration, the RPO will perform music covering the breadth of
Jeff’s repertoire—jazz, blues, Latin, big band, classical—and feature special guest trumpeters
Allen Vizzutti and Doc Severinsen, and trombonist Jim Pugh. Jeff has long ties with all three:
Vizzutti and Pugh via the Eastman School, and Severinsen through projects such as producing
(with Vizzutti as co-producer) his Grammy Award-winning album, The Tonight Show Band with
Doc Severinsen, Vol. 1.
There’s so much to look forward to this month at the RPO! Tyzik also conducts a tribute to the
one-and-only Barbra Streisand (Feb. 28 & Mar. 1) with cabaret and Broadway star Ann
Hampton Callaway. We’re always eager to welcome back Conductor Laureate Christopher
Seaman for his annual appearance—this year for Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven’s
Piano Concerto No. 2 with Jon Kimura Parker (Mar. 6 & 8). Allen Vizzutti also is featured in
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in our Baroque Sundays series at Hochstein (Mar. 23).
The Musical Connections series with Michael Butterman at Hochstein will explore the
intersection of music and dance with dancers from Rochester City Ballet (Mar. 2). Michael also
leads the orKIDStra Series concert The Composer is Dead (Mar. 16), a sinister guide to the
orchestra by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, and Intermediate Concerts for
fourth-sixth grade students (Mar. 11-14).
We also are looking ahead to what surely will be the highlight of the season: the RPO’s return
to Carnegie Hall on May 7, 2014, for a concert performance of Howard Hanson’s opera Merry
Mount as part of the Spring For Music festival. For details on how our hometown fans can
cheer on the RPO in New York City, call the Eastman Theatre Box Office at 585-454-2100,
or visit rpo.org.
Thank you for coming, and enjoy the concert!
Charles H. Owens
President & CEO
[email protected]
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beyond measure.
Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor
Michael Butterman, Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach
The Louise & Henry Epstein Family Chair, funded in perpetuity
Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate
The Christopher Seaman Chair, supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society
2013–2014 SEASON
VIOLIN I
Juliana Athayde,
Concertmaster
The Caroline W. Gannett
& Clayla Ward Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Wilfredo Degláns,
Associate Concertmaster
Shannon Nance,
Assistant Concertmaster
Perrin Yang
Supported in part this season by
Charles & Cindy Gibson
Tigran Vardanyan
Ellen Rathjen
Thomas Rodgers
Supported in part this season by
Kitty J. Wise
William Hunt
Kenneth Langley
Charles Morey
Timothy Lee
Jeremy Hill
An-Chi Lin
Margaret Leenhouts
VIOLIN II
David Brickman, Principal*
Daryl Perlo,
Acting Principal
Molly Werts,
Acting Assistant Principal
Patricia Sunwoo
John Sullivan
Lara Sipols
Nancy Hunt
Boris Zapesochny
Liana Koteva Kirvan
Heidi Brodwin
Ainur Zabenova
Evie Chen
Julianne Gray
Markiyan Melnychenko
VIOLA
Melissa Matson, Principal
Supported in part this season by
John & Carol Bennett
Marc Anderson,
Acting Assistant Principal
Elizabeth Seka
Olita Povero
Lisa Steltenpohl*
Samantha Rodriguez
Wendy Richman
David Hult
Christiana Reader
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Kelsey Farr
Emily Cantrell
Anna Steltenpohl
Geoffrey Sanford
Lisa Albrecht
Jeffrey Gray
CELLO
ENGLISH HORN
TUBA
Stefan Reuss, Principal*
The Clara and Edwin
Strasenburgh Chair
Anna Steltenpohl
CLARINET
W. Craig Sutherland,
Principal
Kenneth Grant,+ Principal
The Robert J.
Strasenburgh Chair
TIMPANI
Funded in perpetuity
Kathleen Murphy Kemp,
Acting Principal
Supported in part this season by
Elizabeth & Larry Rice
Lars Kirvan,
Acting Assistant Principal
Christopher Haritatos
Mary Ann Wukovitz
Benjamin Krug
Samuel Pierce-Ruhland
Andrew Barnhart
Ingrid Bock
Melissa Burton Anderson
BASS
Colin Corner, Principal
The Anne Hayden
McQuay Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Michael Griffin,
Assistant Principal
Gaelen McCormick
Edward Castilano
Fred Dole
Jeff Campbell+
Eric Polenik
Supported in part this season by
Duane & Ida Miller
Kieran Hanlon~
FLUTE
Rebecca Gilbert, Principal
The Charlotte Whitney
Allen Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Joanna Bassett
Supported in part this season by
Josephine Trubek
Jan Angus+
Diane Smith
PICCOLO
Joanna Bassett
Jan Angus+
OBOE
Erik Behr, Principal
The Dr. Jacques M.
Lipson Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Funded in perpetuity
William Amsel
Andrew Brown
Alice Meyer
E-FLAT CLARINET
William Amsel
BASS CLARINET
Andrew Brown
SAXOPHONE
Ramon Ricker+
Supported in part this season by
Jeff & Sue Crane
BASSOON
Matthew McDonald,
Principal
The Ron and Donna
Fielding Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Charles Bailey
Martha Sholl
CONTRA-BASSOON
Charles Bailey
HORN
W. Peter Kurau,+ Principal
The Cricket and
Frank Luellen Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Byron Johns,
Assistant Principal
Jennifer Burch
David Angus
Supported in part this season by
Kathy & John Purcell
Stephen Laifer
TRUMPET
Supported in part this season by
Rob W. Goodling
Charles Ross, Principal
The Harold and
Joan Feinbloom Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Jim Tiller,
Assistant Principal
PERCUSSION
Jim Tiller, Principal
Brian Stotz
John McNeill
Supported in part this season by
Bill & Ruth Cahn
Robert Patterson
Jillian Pritchard Fiandach
HARP
Grace Wong, Principal
The Eileen Malone Chair,
A Tribute by Mr. and Mrs.
Harcourt M. Sylvester
Funded in perpetuity
Barbara Dechario
KEYBOARD
Joseph Werner, Principal
The Lois P. Lines Chair
Funded in perpetuity
Cary Ratcliff
PERSONNEL
MANAGER
Joseph Werner
PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN
Kim Hartquist
STAGE MANAGER
Curtis Bradley
ASSISTANT STAGE
MANAGER
Douglas Prosser,+ Principal David Zaccaria
The Elaine P. Wilson Chair * On Leave
Wesley Nance
+ Full-time faculty at the
Eastman School of Music
Herbert Smith
~ Eastman School of Music
Paul Shewan
TROMBONE
Mark Kellogg,+ Principal
The Austin E.
Hildebrandt Chair
Funded in perpetuity
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TYLER BOYE
Grammy Award
winner Jeff Tyzik
has earned a
reputation as one
of America’s most
innovative pops
conductors,
recognized for his
brilliant arrangements, original
programming, and
engaging rapport with audiences of all ages.
The 2013–14 season marks his twentieth
season as principal pops conductor of the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He also
serves as principal pops conductor of the
Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and
starting this season, the Seattle, Detroit, and
Dallas symphony orchestras. In April 2012, he
was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall
of Fame, alongside Cab Calloway, Chuck
Mangione, and five other notable figures.
Highly sought-after as a guest conductor,
Tyzik recently appeared with the Boston
Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony,
Milwaukee Symphony, Toronto Symphony,
Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra
at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and
the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the
Hollywood Bowl. Tyzik made his U.K. debut
in June 2010 in Edinburgh and Glasgow
with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., Tyzik began his
life in music at age nine playing the cornet.
He studied both classical and jazz throughout
high school and went on to earn both his
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the
Eastman School of Music, where he studied
composition/arranging with Radio City
Music Hall’s Ray Wright and jazz studies with
the great band leader Chuck Mangione.
An accomplished composer and arranger,
Tyzik has written over 200 works for
orchestra, including a trombone concerto
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commissioned by the National Endowment
for the Arts and performed at Carnegie Hall.
His timpani concerto was premiered by the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in January
2010. Tyzik’s newest commission, Images:
Musical Impressions of an Art Gallery, debuted
on the RPO’s Philharmonics Series in
November 2012 and the orchestral version of
his New York Cityscape was premiered on the
Pops Series in collaboration with Rochester
City Ballet in February 2013.
His compositions and arrangements have
been recorded by the London Symphony
Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Erich
Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Doc
Severinsen and the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg
Symphony, Summit Brass, and the Eastman
Wind Ensemble.
Tyzik won a Grammy Award for producing
The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen,
Vol. 1. In May 2007, harmonia mundi
released his recording conducting works by
Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and
the Rochester Philharmonic, which reached
No. 3 on the Billboard classical chart. He also
has produced and composed theme music for
many of the major television networks and
released six of his own albums.
Tyzik lives in Rochester, with his wife, Jill. For
more information, please visit jefftyzik.com.
Send a message to Jeff
celebrating his 20 years!
Visit rpo.org/Jeff20Years
or call 454-7311x249
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GLENN ROSS
Michael Butterman
is making his mark
as a model for
today’s conductors
and is recognized
for his commitment
to creative artistry,
innovative programming, and audience
and community
engagement.
Now in his fourteenth season as the RPO’s
principal conductor for education and
outreach—the first position of its kind in the
United States—Butterman is also music
director for both the Boulder Philharmonic
and the Shreveport Symphony orchestras. He
is also the resident conductor of the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a post he
has held since 2009.
He made his debut with the renowned
Cleveland Orchestra in 2012, and was
immediately reengaged for two concerts the
following season. Other recent engagements
include appearances with the symphonies of
Detroit, Houston, Colorado, Oregon, Kansas
City, Hartford, San Antonio, Syracuse, New
Mexico, California, Louisiana, Spokane, El
Paso, Santa Fe, Mobile, Peoria, and WinstonSalem, and the Pensacola Opera and Asheville
Lyric Opera. Summer appearances include
Tanglewood, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music
Festival in Colorado and the Wintergreen
Music Festival in Virginia. In the 2013–14
season, he makes his debut with the
Charleston Symphony.
Butterman gained international attention as a
diploma laureate in the Prokofiev
International Conducting Competition and
as a finalist in the prestigious Besançon
International Conducting Competition. As
the 1999 recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship, he studied at Tanglewood with Robert
Spano, Jorma Panula, and Maestro Ozawa,
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and shared the podium with Ozawa to lead
the season’s opening concert. In 1997, he was
sponsored by UNESCO to lead the National
Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova in a
concert of music by great American masters.
From 2000 to 2007, Butterman held the post
of associate conductor for the Jacksonville
Symphony in Florida. For six seasons, he also
served as music director of Opera Southwest
in Albuquerque, N.M. Prior to joining the
Jacksonville Symphony, Butterman was
director of orchestral studies at the LSU
School of Music for five years, and principal
conductor of the LSU Opera Theater.
Previously, he held the post of associate
conductor of the Columbus Pro Musica
Orchestra, and served as music director of the
Chamber Opera, Studio Opera, and Opera
Workshop at the Indiana University School
of Music. For two seasons, he was also the
associate music director of the Ohio Light
Opera, conducting over 35 performances
each summer.
At Indiana University, Butterman conducted
a highly acclaimed production of Leonard
Bernstein’s little-known 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue in a series of performances at the
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.,
receiving unanimous praise from such
publications as The New York Times,
Washington Post, Variety, and USA Today. He
subsequently was invited to New York at the
request of the Bernstein estate to prepare a
performance of a revised version of the work.
Butterman’s work has been featured in five
nationwide broadcasts on public radio’s
Performance Today, and can be heard on two
CDs recorded for the Newport Classics label.
A third CD, in which he conducts the RPO
in two narrated works for families, was
released in May 2011. For more information
about Michael Butterman, visit
michaelbutterman.com.
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ED CHAPPEL
Music director of
the RPO from
1998–2011,
Christopher
Seaman is credited
with having raised
the artistic level of
the Orchestra to its
present level of
excellence, and has
played a major part
in its increased recognition and community
support. He was a vital influence in bringing
about the magnificent renovation of the
Eastman Theatre.
Recognized worldwide as one of today’s
leading conductors, he previously served as
principal conductor of the BBC Scottish
Symphony and Northern Sinfonia,
conductor-in-residence with the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra, and music director of
the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. Highly
sought-after internationally as a guest
conductor and noted for his strong command
of a broad repertoire, Seaman has regular
engagements in North America, Europe,
Israel, the Far East, Australia, and New
Zealand, as well the United Kingdom.
His 2013–14 season includes concerts with
the Melbourne Symphony, Pacific Symphony,
Milwaukee Symphony, Nashville Symphony,
the orchestra of Porto (Portugal), and the
Chautauqua Festival, as well as engagements
in the U.K. and master classes for young
conductors in Australia.
His recordings include performances with the
Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia
Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra
of Britain. Seaman has recorded three CDs
with the RPO for harmonia mundi, one with
pianist Jon Nakamatsu (2001), one with
pianist Olga Kern (2003), and a Vaughan
Williams recording released in March 2012.
In July 2013, University of Rochester Press
published Seaman’s Inside Conducting, a wise
but entertaining look at the art of
conducting.
The Christopher Seaman Conductor Laureate Chair
The Christopher Seaman Chair is supported by funds from Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The
Conductor Laureate Society, recognized below. We sincerely appreciate the support of these
most generous patrons, who made it possible to honor former music director Christopher
Seaman’s 13 dedicated years in a very special way.
The Conductor Laureate Society
Gold Baton ($100,000)
Barbara & Patrick Fulford
Podium
($50,000-$99,999)
Joan & Harold Feinbloom
Concertmaster
($25,000-$49,999)
Anonymous (2)
Mr.* & Mrs. Robert
Hurlbut, Sr.
Cricket & Frank Luellen
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Principal
($10,000-$24,999)
Anonymous (2)
Lisa Brubaker,
James Viscardi,
Louise Woerner &
Don Kollmorgen
William Eggers &
Deborah McLean
Louise Epstein
Ronald & Donna* Fielding
Steven Hess &
Sarah Atkinson, M.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hursh
Harold & Christine Kurland
Ann Mowris Mulligan
Kathy & John Purcell
Robin Lehman & Marie Rolf
Elizabeth & Larry Rice
Nick & Susan Robfogel
Ingrid Stanlis &
Paul Donnelly
Drs. Richard & Gwen Sterns
Frank* & Mary Lou* Stotz
Conductor Laureate
Supporters
John & Carol Bennett
Paul & Bea Briggs
David & Barrie Heiligman
Jim & Marianne Koller
Dawn & Jacques Lipson
Nannette Nocon &
Karl Wessendorf
Charles H. Owens
Peggy Savlov
Jon & Katherine Schumacher
Joel Seligman
Suzanne D. Welch &
William D. Watson
Robin & Michael Weintraub
Deborah Wilson
* Deceased
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beyond measure.
Maintaining and operating the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Founded in 1923 - Incorporated in 1930)
OFFICERS
Dawn F. Lipson
Chairperson of the Board
Charles H. Owens
President & CEO
Ilene L. Flaum
Vice Chairperson
John K. Purcell
Vice Chairperson
Mark Siwiec
Vice Chairperson
Ingrid A. Stanlis
Vice Chairperson
Steven Hess
Treasurer
Jules L. Smith
Secretary
Elizabeth F. Rice
Immediate Past Chairperson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(Term Expires Jan. 2015)
David W. Ackroyd
Dr. John M. Bennett
William D. Eggers
La Marr J. Jackson
Elizabeth F. Rice
Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld
Katherine T. Schumacher
Robert B. Stiles
Deborah Wilson
(Term Expires Jan. 2016)
James M. Boucher
William E. Cherry
Lauren Dixon
Dr. Steven E. Feldon
Patrick Fulford
Dawn F. Lipson
Mark Siwiec
Ingrid A. Stanlis
Dr. Eugene P. Toy
(Term Expires Jan. 2017)
Ilene L. Flaum
Steven Hess
Patrick J. Kelly
Michael B. Millard
Sandra A. Parker
John K. Purcell
Jules L. Smith
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EX-OFFICIO
Erik Behr
Orchestra Representative
William L. Cahn
Chairperson, Honorary Board
Wesley Nance
Orchestra Representative
Charles H. Owens
President & CEO
Elizabeth F. Rice
Immediate Past Chairperson
Dr. Jamal J. Rossi
Dean, Eastman School of Music
HONORARY BOARD
William L. Cahn
Chairperson
Cricket Luellen
Vice Chairperson
Nancy & Harry Beilfuss
James M. Boucher
Dr. John Bouyoucos
Paul W. Briggs
Catherine B. Carlson
Allis D’Amanda
Louise Epstein
Harold & Joan Feinbloom
Jay M. Friedman
Mary M. Gooley
David C. Heiligman
A. Thomas Hildebrandt
Robert D. Hursh
Dr. James E. Koller
Harold A. Kurland
Dr. Jacques M. Lipson
Frank Luellen
Dr. Paul F. Pagerey
Nathan J. Robfogel
Jon L. Schumacher
Katherine T. Schumacher
Norman M. Spindelman
Betty Strasenburgh
Josephine S. Trubek
Suzanne D. Welch
Patricia C. Wilder
The RPO expresses its gratitude to all
those who have served as Honorary
Board members in the past.
PAST RPO CHAIRPERSONS
1930–32 - Edward G. Miner*
1932–34 - Simon N. Stein*
1934–38 - George E. Norton*
1938–41 - Leroy E. Snyder*
1941–42 - Frank W. Lovejoy*
1942–43 - Bernard E. Finucane*
1943–46 - L. Dudley Field*
1946–48 - Edward S. Farrow, Jr. *
1948–51 - Joseph J. Myler*
1951–52 - Joseph F. Taylor*
1952–55 - Raymond W. Albright*
1955–57 - Arthur I. Stern*
1957–59 - Thomas H. Hawks*
1959–61 - Walter C. Strakosh*
1962–63 - Ernest J. Howe*
1963–65 - O. Cedric Rowntree*
1965–67 - Frank E. Holley *
1967–69 - Thomas C. Taylor*
1969–71 - Thomas H. Miller*
1971–72 - Mrs. Frederick J. Wilkens*
1972–73 - Edward C. McIrvine
1973–74 - Robert J. Strasenburgh*
1974–75 - John A. Santuccio
1975–76 - Robert J. Strasenburgh*
1976–78 - Dr. Louis Lasagna*
1978–80 - Edward C. McIrvine
1980–82 - Peter L. Faber
1982–84 - Paul F. Pagerey
1984–85 - Peter L. Waasdorp*
1986–89 - Robert H. Hurlbut*
1989–91 - Paul W. Briggs
1991–93 - Karen Noble Hanson
1993–95 - Ronald E. Salluzzo
1995–98 - A. Thomas Hildebrandt
1998–00 - Harold A. Kurland
2000–04 - David C. Heiligman
2004–06 - Ingrid A. Stanlis
2006–09 - James M. Boucher
2009–11 - Suzanne D. Welch
2011–13 - Elizabeth F. Rice
* Deceased
The Rochester Philharmonic
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Administration
Charles H. Owens, President & CEO
Ellen Beck, Executive Assistant
Artistic Operations & Education
Richard Decker, Vice President of Artistic Administration
Chris Beyer, Concert Production Manager & Audio Engineer
Barbara Larson, Director of Education
David T. Meyer+, House Manager
Chaowen Ting, Jungho Kim, Conducting Fellows
Development
Judith F. Lemoncelli, Vice President of Development
Deborah C. Bleier, Director of Institutional Giving
Lauri Van Hise, Director of Leadership Giving
Pavel Sullivan, Associate Director of Annual Giving &
Donor Relations
Taylor Freitas, Assistant Director of Institutional Giving
Brigid Ryan, Manager of Volunteers & Special Events
Stephen T. House, Development Assistant
Zachary Preucil~
Jennifer Zhou~
Sarah Kramer~
Finance & Administration
Ronald L. Steinmiller, Vice President of Finance &
Administration
Nancy Atwood-Stone, Director of Information Systems
Irene Shaffer, Manager of Human Resources
Mark Pignagrande, Staff Accountant
Teddy Sainphor, Office Administrator
Thanks to our
generous sponsors!
2013–14 Season
Pops Series
orKIDStra Series
Ithaca Series
Corning Incorporated
Foundation
Official Hotel of the RPO
Marketing & Communications
Katie Sejba, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Michael J. Ciaccia, Box Office & Theatre Shop Manager
Kathryn Judd, Marketing Manager
Lani C. Toyama, Box Office Administrator
Samuel Krall+, Marketing Analyst
Mary Baron~
Box Office Representatives
Kara Aymerich+
Marc Cataldi+
Abby Chapman-Duprey+
Sammi Cohen+
Molly Groden+
Jubin Matloubieh+
Marcy Savastano+
Teresa Villalobos+
Concert Sponsors
February 28–March 23, 2014
Barbara and Patrick Fulford and
The Conductor Laureate Society
Rochester Philharmonic League
Laura Morihara+, RPL Administrator
Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Susan Basu+, Manager
Zachary Hammond~
+ Indicates Part-time
~ Indicates Catherine Filene Shouse
Arts Leadership Intern from the
Eastman School of Music
Dr. & Mrs. Tae B. Whang
Media Sponsors
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David Harman, Music Director
The Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is a symphonic orchestra composed of 100 of
the Greater Rochester Area’s most accomplished middle- and high-school musicians.
Sponsored by the Education Department of the RPO, the RPYO was founded in 1970 to
provide enriching musical ensemble experiences to very accomplished students from varied
backgrounds. It facilitates musical, personal, and social development within a challenging and
supportive environment and lays an excellent musical foundation for future professional or
amateur careers in music. Admitted through competitive annual auditions, RPYO musicians
rehearse and perform under the direction of Dr. David Harman and with mentors from the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Board of Directors, 2013–2014
David Ackroyd
Chairperson
Judy Binder
Vicky Feathers
Julia Figueras
Roselyn Freedman-Baum
Jeanne Gray
Virginia Griffin
David Hou
Alice Kanack
Tanya Kantor
Molly Merrigan
Ruth Messinger
Bill Munch
Irene Narotsky
Jim & Linda Orgar
Gregory Parris
Don Russo
Dan Stare
Tammy Sutliff
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC
YO U T H O R C H E S T R A
Fred Weingarten
Mary Ellen Womack
Grace Wong
Ex-Officio
Susan Basu
David Harman
Charles Owens
Josephine Whang
Former Board
Chairs
Joyce Burrell
Jeanne Gray
William Cahn
RPYO Staff
David Harman
Music Director
Susan Basu
Manager
Musical
Adventures
SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT WITH THE
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY
03.09
3 PM
KODAK HALL
AT EASTMAN
THEATRE
David Harman, Conductor
RPYO Concerto Competition Winners:
Ethan Hasiuk,Timpani | Martine Thomas,Viola
James Guo,Violin | Philip Glick,Trombone
David Steinhardt, Guitar
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b e y o n d m e a s u r e.
Sponsor Spotlight
CORPORATE NIGHT
The RPO’s diverse array of concerts, artistic initiatives, and education and community engagement programs are possible only through the generous support of the Rochester community.
This month, we would like to give special recognition to the corporate sponsors, charitable
foundations, and government offices that are committed to investing in the greater Monroe
County area and in community assets like the RPO that enrich the cultural fabric of Rochester.
The RPO will recognize their outstanding support during the annual Corporate, Foundation,
and Government Recognition Night on Friday, February 28. Please join us in thanking them
for all they do to enable the RPO to inspire, educate, and engage our community through the
art of music.
Corporate Partners, Foundations & Organizations
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following corporate, foundation, and community
organizations for their generous support. Listings are as of January 15, 2014. Please call 454-7311 x232 with questions
or corrections.
SYMPHONY
($50,000 & ABOVE)
Davenport-Hatch Foundation
G.W. Lisk, Inc. of Clifton
Springs
Wegman Family Charitable
Foundation
Elaine P. & Richard U.
Wilson Foundation
CONCERTO
($25,000–$49,999)
Canandaigua National Bank
& Trust
Fibertech Networks
Gouvernet Arts Fund
Wendy’s Restaurants of
Rochester
SONATA ($10,000–$24,999)
The Gertrude Chanler RPO
Fund
Dominion Transmission, Inc.
Glover Crask Charitable Trust
High Falls Advisors
MVP Health Care
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
Rochester General Health
System
Unity Health System
The Xerox Foundation
SUITE ($5,000–$9,999)
American Packaging Corp
The Community Foundation
Corning Incorporated
High Falls Advisors
Joseph & Anna Gartner
Foundation
ASSOCIATE ($600–$999)
JR McCarthy
The Baron Family Foundation Kevin Gavagan
Bio-Optronics, Inc.
Kurt & Judy Feuhern
O’Connell Electric Co.
Lisa’s Liquor Barn
SUPPORTER ($300–$599) Mann’s Jewelers
Mark Siwiec & Duffy Palmer
45 East Fine Jewelers
Marketview Liquor
Gary & Nancy Penisten
Max of Eastman Place
Family Foundation
Michael Butterman &
Star Headlight & Lantern
OVERTURE
Jennifer Carsillo
Co., Inc.
($3,000–$4,999)
Nancy Gong Glass
Vanden Brul Foundation
Caldwell Manufacturing
Next Door Bar and Grill
Company
GIFTS IN KIND
Patricia Wilder
The Elizabeth F. Cheney
Alliance Barter, Inc.
Pearl
Street Grill
Foundation
Adrian Jules Ltd.
Restaurant 2 Vine
Cornell/Weinstein Family
Alexandra Northrop &
Richie Rich Events
Foundation
Jules Smith
Robin Lehman
Hastings Family Foundation
Amore
Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Anthony Road Wine Company Spa at the Del Monte
Steve Hess & Sarah Atkinson,
Foundation
Bristol Harbor Resort
MD
The Louis S. & Molly B.
Buffalo Bills
Suzanne Welch & Bill Watson
Wolk Foundation
Christine & Paul Knoblauch
Time Warner Cable
PARTNER ($1,000–$2,999) Christopher Seaman
Wegmans Food Markets
Constellation Brands
AlphaGraphics
Whitehouse Liquor & Wine
Current Services
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Zimmer Sales & Service Corp.
Dixon Schwabl
T.M. & M.W. Crandall
MATCHING GIFT
Ed & Barbara Burns
Foundation
COMPANIES
Ellwanger Estate
Durwood Management, Inc.
Bank of America
Entercom
Klein Reinforcing Services
ExxonMobil
Kovalsky-Carr Electric Supply Georgetown Liquor
Gleason Foundation
Hamilton AV
Manning & Napier Advisors
IBM Corporation
Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
Ingrid Stanlis & Paul Donnelly Johnson & Johnson
Rochester Midland
JPMorganChase
Janet Kellner & Jim Kurtz
Corporation
Oppenheimer Funds Inc.
Jay Advertising
Rochester Philharmonic
Pfizer Foundation
Jet Blue Airlines
League
Verizon
John Grieco
Klingenstein Family
Foundation
KPMG LLP
Linden Oaks Office Park
The Przysinda Family
Foundation
Spindler Family Foundation
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Jon & Kathy Schumacher
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Maestro’s Circle
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous individuals who help us continue to enrich
and inspire the community through the art of music. Listings are as of January 15, 2014. Please call 454-7311 x232
with questions or corrections.
MAESTOSO
($50,000 & ABOVE)
Dr. Jacques & Mrs. Dawn
Lipson
Mrs. Marjorie Morris
PRESTISSIMO
($25,000–$49,999)
Anonymous
Nancy & Harry Beilfuss
Bill & Victoria Cherry
William Eggers &
Deborah McLean
Louise Epstein
Joan & Harold Feinbloom
Barbara & Patrick Fulford
Cricket & Frank Luellen
Larry & Elizabeth Rice
Elise & Stephen Rosenfeld
Louise Woerner &
Don Kollmorgen
PRESTO
($15,000–$24,999)
Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. &
Steven Hess
Carol & John Bennett
Jim Boucher
William L. & Ruth P. Cahn
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hursh
Marie & Charlie Kenton
Kathy & John Purcell
Larry & Elizabeth Rice
Katherine T. & Jon L.
Schumacher
Ingrid Stanlis & Paul Donnelly
Josephine S. Trubek
Michael & Patricia Wilder
VIVACE
($10,000–$14,999)
Lauren Dixon &
Michael Schwabl
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Englert
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Feldon
Ronald Fielding
Ilene & David Flaum
Jay & Betsy Friedman
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Furman
Robert & Joanne Gianniny
Jim & Marianne Koller
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Konar
Ross P. Lanzafame
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Millard
Charles H. Owens
Sandra A. Parker &
John M. Summers
Fayga Press
Sherman Levey &
Deborah Ronnen
Mark Siwiec & Duffy Palmer
Jules L. Smith &
Alexandra Northrop
In memory of Karl Speitel
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Stiles
Dr. Eugene & Mrs. Catherine
Toy
Jeffrey Wadswoth
ALLEGRO
($5,000–$9,999)
Anonymous (2)
Marlene Alva in memory of
Ruth G. Alva
Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Briggs
Chris & Tom Burns
Mr. & Mrs. Harlan D. Calkins
Catherine B. Carlson
Carnegie Hall Sponsors
Joan & Paul Casterline
Dr. Eric Dreyfuss
Jeff & Alleen Fraser
Patricia A. Guttenberg
David & Barrie Heiligman
Irene K. Hess
Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt
Patrick & Kathleen Kelly
Harold & Christine Kurland
Joanne Lang
Douglas* & Marcia Lowry
Mr. Lawrence Martling
Deanne Molinari
Mrs. Richard Palermo
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Reed
Sunny & Nellie Rosenberg
Ron & Sharon Salluzzo
Dr. & Mrs. Sidney H. Sobel
Sandra & Richard Stein
Robert C. Stevens
Krestie Utech
Dr. Sidney & Linda S. Weinstein
Robin & Michael Weintraub
Keith & Betsy Wilson
Tina Chandler
Mr. & Mrs. Russell D.
Chapman
Thomas Chase
Ann & Don Clarke
Jeff & Sue Crane
Richard & Michele Decker
Richard & Janet Dray
Larry & Kas Eldridge
John R. Ertle
Helen & Dan Fultz
Patty & Dick George
Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Gibson
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ginsberg
Paul & Carol Goldberg
Rob W. Goodling
Jean E. Groff
George & Mary Hamlin
Alan J. Harris
Norman Horton
Dr. Jack & Harriette Howitt
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest J. Ierardi
La Marr J. Jackson, Esq.
Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz
Daryl & Charles Kaplan
ANDANTE
Marcia Karch
($2,500–$4,999)
Norman & Judith Karsten
Anonymous (3)
Dave & Mary Alice Kendall
Miriam H. Ackley
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Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Bennett Richard & Karen Knowles
Myrta & Robert Knox
Judith M. Binder &
Marcy & Ray Kraus in loving
Barbara Erbland
memory of Dr. Allan &
Stuart & Betsy Bobry
Charlotte Kraus
Barbara & John Bruning
Ernest & Sarah Krug
Mary Ellen Burris
Nancy & David Lane
Paul & Mary Callaway
Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Leone,
Margaret J. Carnall
Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Terrance Carney
Dr. & Mrs. Hobart A. Lerner
Betsy & John Carver
Jane & Jim Littwitz
Campaign for Artistic Excellence
The RPO gratefully acknowledges the following
donors who have contributed to make possible the
performance of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount
at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 7,
2014, as part of the Spring For Music Festival.
The RPO launched the Campaign for Artistic Excellence
in 2012 to enable the Orchestra to work toward its long-term
goals of attracting and retaining the best possible artistic
talent, continuing a tradition of community service, building
national recognition, and ensuring financial stability and
organizational excellence.
CARNEGIE ANGEL
($75,000 & ABOVE)
$100,000 & ABOVE
$15,000–$29,999
$50,000–$99,999
$10,000–$14,999
Dawn & Jacques Lipson
CARNEGIE
AMBASSADOR
($50,000–$74,999)
Cricket & Frank Luellen
Georgia P. Gosnell
Elaine P. & Richard U.
Wilson Foundation
CARNEGIE
BENEFACTOR
($10,000–$24,999)
Melvin & Mildred Eggers
Family Charitable
Foundation
National Endowment for
the Arts
GIFTS IN KIND
AAA of Western NY
CARNEGIE CHAMPION MEDIA SPONSORS
($25,000–$49,999)
WHAM 1180
Anonymous
Gouvernet Arts Fund
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G. W. Lisk Company, Inc.
Dr. Jacques & Mrs. Dawn
Lipson
Elaine P. & Richard U.
Wilson Foundation
Louise Woerner &
Don Kollmorgen
$30,000–$49,999
High Falls Advisors
John & Carol Bennett
Marie & Charlie Kenton
Elizabeth & Larry Rice
Robin & Michael
Weintraub
$5,000–$9,999
William Eggers &
Deborah McLean
Maestro’s Circle, CONTINUED
Dr. & Mrs. Tim Clader
Mary Ellen Clark
Lorraine W. Clarke
Sarah H. Collins
Dr. John & Carol R. Condemi
Marj & Wiles Converse
Mary Cowden & Michael Neary
Joyce Crofton
Mrs. Nancy G. Curme
Roy Czernikowski &
Karin Dunnigan
Joseph & Judith Darweesh
Linda Wells Davey
Horace R. Davis
Bonnie & Duane DeHollander
Michael & Anne deStefano
Gary DeTaeye
Tex & Nicki Doolittle
Gail & Douglas Doonan
Janis Dowd & Daan Zwick
Michele Dryer
Dr. & Mrs. James Durfee
In Memoriam for Anita B.
Dushay by Frederick
Dushay, M.D.
Rose Duver
Ellen & Lester Eber
Dr. Steven & Susan Eisinger
Mohsen Emami, M.D.
ADAGIO ($1,000–$2,499)
Gerald G. Estes
Anonymous (9)
Robert E. & Carol G. Achilles Julia B. Everitt
Trevor & Elizabeth Ewell
Barbara & David Ackroyd
John & Kristy Farar
Jacqueline Adams
Samuel J. & Marsha R. Fico
Edward & Joan After
Dr. & Mrs. Henry W. Altland Rochelle & Paul Fine
Thomas & Janet Fink
Stephanie & Geoffrey Amsel
Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Fleckenstein
Marvin & Frederica Amstey
Joseph A. Floreano
Allan & Polly Anderson
Gail
R. Flugel
Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Angevine, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. George M. Angle John & Sandy Ford
In Memory of Dr. & Mrs.
Allegra Angus
Charles R. Fordyce
Dave & Jan Angus
Jonathan Foster
Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Bakos,
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Fox
M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Elmar Frangenberg
Christopher Barry &
Shirley B. & Kevin Frick
David Omdahl
N. Gadziala & R. J. Looney
John & Mary Bartholomew
Johanna M. Gambino in
Tom Bartolini
memory of Jerry J. Gambino
David Bassett
William L. Gamble
William J. Beenhouwer
Dr. Richard & Josie Gangemi
David M. Berg &
David & Patricia Gardner
Dawn K. Riedy
Ann S. Garrett
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Bernstein
Winston
E. Gaum
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew
Dr. & Mrs. David Gentile
Bielaska, Jr.
Craig & Shirley George
Allen & Joyce Boucher
Mrs. Essie Germanow
John & Kristine Bouyoucos
Mr. & Mrs. Wesley P. Ghyzel
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Briggs
Tom & Kelly Gilman
Claire M. Brown
Warren & June Glaser
Priscilla & Rob Brown
Patricia Goodwin
Susan Kay Brown
Dr. & Mrs. George G. Browning Burton Gordon
Jean Gostomski
Josh & Beth Bruner
Ann Burr & A. Vincent Buzard Janet & Roger Gram
Jeanne Gray in memory of
Terryl & Terence Butwid
Robert C. Gray
Alan Cameros
George Greer
Philip & Jeanne Carlivati
Alan & Julie Griesinger
Oliver Chanler
Margaret & Donald Cherr
Swaminathan & Janice Madhu
Dan & Kiki Mahar
Saul & Susan Marsh
William P. McCarrick
Pamela McGreevy
Mr. & Mrs. James R. McMillen
Duane & Ida Miller
James E. Morris, Esq.
John Muenter
Charles & Rita Myers
Paul Marc & Pamela Miller Ness
Bernard & Molly Panner
Brock & Sandra Powell
William & Barbara Pulsifer
Mrs. Norma Riedman
John B. Rumsey
Paul & Brigid Ryan
Richard & Vicki Schwartz
Nancy A. Skelton
Janet Buchanan Smith
Norman & Glenna
Spindelman
David & Grace Strong
Mrs. Schuyler Townson
Ann & Robert Van Niel
Timothy & Teresa Wilson
Kitty J. Wise
Robert A. Woodhouse
Gaye Gronlund &
Bruce Corner
Brigitte & Klaus
Gueldenpfennig
Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Haggerty
Jeffrey & Lynne Halik
Peggy & David Hall
Joan & Alfred Hallenbeck
Hugh & Mary Clare Hamlin
Dr. Patricia Hans
Marguerite Harris &
Lawrence Kotowicz
Timothy & Christine Hassett
Warren & Joyce Heilbronner
Richard Henshaw
Walter B.D. Hickey, Jr.
Tom & Nan Hildebrandt
Susan Holliday
Mary Jo & Jack Hultz
Marjorie S. Humphrey
Gwyneth Hunting
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Iwan
Stephen & Leslie Jacobs
Bob & Elaine Jacobsen
Miles & Silvija Jones
Dr. & Mrs. Harold Kanthor
Jim Kurtz & Jan Kellner
Kathleen & Randy Kemp
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy
Robert J. Kennedy
Richard & Sidney Killmer
Karen S. Kral
James & Elaine Kraus
Helen & Peter Kristal
Charles Krusenstjerna
Werner & Susan Kunz
David & Andrea Lambert
Debby & Elliott Landsman
Lane Family Fund
Ms. Connie Leary
John & Alice Leddy
Norman & Arlene Leenhouts
Gay & Don Lenhard
Vincent & Christina Lenti
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Locke III
Sue & Michael Lococo
John & Dolores Loftus
Harold D. Lowry
Kathryn Markakis &
Geoffrey Williams
Mrs. Bruce P. Marshall
Frances & Robert Marx
Mrs. Gilbert G. McCurdy
Carol A. McFetridge
Bruce & Eleanor McLear
Dr. & Mrs. Neal McNabb
Karen Mead
Marion & Ed Mench
Carl Mercendetti &
Valerie Maresh
Pete & Sally Merrill
Dr. & Mrs. Edward Messing
Artistic Excellence Society
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to introduce
the Artistic Excellence Society (AES): a giving circle that
recognizes annual campaign donors for making three-year
pledges of $2,500 or more per year to the RPO. The AES is
designed to more deeply engage our most passionate supporters
and to ensure financial stability and ongoing support. To
learn more, contact Lauri Van Hise at 585-454-7311 x280
or [email protected]
Nancy & Harry Beilfuss
Carol & John Bennett
Stuart & Betsy Bobry
Chris & Tom Burns
Mary Ellen Burris
Margaret J. Carnall
Mr. & Mrs. Russell D.
Chapman
Jeff & Sue Crane
Lauren Dixon &
Michael Schwabl
Dr. Eric Dreyfuss
Larry & Kas Eldridge
James & Ellen Englert
Louise Epstein
Barbara & Patrick Fulford
Charles & Cindy Gibson
Rob W. Goodling
George & Mary Hamlin
David & Barrie Heiligman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D.
Hursh
Ralph F. Jozefowicz
Myrta & Robert Knox
Jim & Marianne Koller
Stephen Lurie &
Kathleen Holt
Dr. Jacques &
Mrs. Dawn Lipson
Jane & Jim Littwitz
Swaminathan & Janice
Madhu
Deanne Molinari
Paul Marc &
Pamela Miller Ness
Charles H. Owens
William & Barbara Pulsifer
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Reed
Elizabeth & Larry Rice
Katherine T. &
Jon. L. Schumacher
Vicki & Richard Schwartz
Nancy Skelton
Ingrid A. Stanlis &
Paul R. Donnelly
Dr. & Mrs. Tae B. Whang
Michael & Patricia Wilder
Kitty J. Wise
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Maestro’s Circle, CONTINUED
Daniel M. Meyers
Ann & Steve Mischissin
Glenda Mitter
Paul & Helga Morgan
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mullen
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Munson
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Neivert
Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely
Sara L. Niemeyer
Kathy & Ted Nixon
Suzanne J. O’Brien
Drs. Avice & Timothy
O’Connor
Paul F. Pagerey
Jane Parker &
Francis Cosentino
Patricia & Philip Parr
Clifford & June Parton
Mr. Kirkwood Personius
Karen A. Petras
Douglas Phillips
Mrs. Frederick I. Price
Bill & Beverly Pullis
Susan A. Raub
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Richards
Richard & Janet Richmond
Carol Ritter Wright &
William Wright
Daniel & Nancy Robbins
Mrs. James A. Rockwell in
Memory of Rev. James A.
Rockwell
Mrs. Stanley M. Rogoff
Dr. Marie Rolf &
Mr. Robin Lehman
Mrs. David Romig
Drs. Carl & O.J. Sahler
Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Santo
Drs. Eva & Jude Sauer
William Saunders
Peggy Savlov
James G. Scanzaroli
Robert & Nina Schor
Peter Schott &
Mary Jane Tasciotti
Nancy & David Schraver
Mrs. Frederick Schwertz
Anthony & Gloria Sciolino
Libba & Wolf Seka
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Shea
Wayne & Sonja Shelton
Robert & Nancy Shewan
Virginia Skuse &
Mr. Frank Grosso
Alice & Ken Slining
Susan & David Spector
Kenneth T. & Eva M. Steadman
Mrs. Andrea Stewart
Dr. Robert & Sally Jo Stookey
Margaret A. Strite
Pavel Sullivan
Eleanor Summers
Frank & Rose Swiskey
Margaret & Charles Symington
Dr. & Mrs. Henry A. Thiede
J. Russell & Kathleen Thomas
Miriam Thomas
Robert & Diane Tichell
David & Marcia Trauernicht
Bancroft-Tubbs Family Fund
Mrs. Richard L. Turner
J. Michael & Sally Turner
Dorothy Tyler
Mrs. Robert van der Stricht
Dr. Laura von Doenhoff
Harry & Ruth Walker
M
Skip & Karen Warren
Stephen R. Webb
Ann Weitzel
Stephen Wershing
Mary O’C. Westbrook
Carol Whitbeck
Mrs. Frederick C. White
Mrs. Kay R. Whitmore
Donald Wichman
Ms. Christine Wickert
Ms. Sally D. Wilkins
James H. Willey
Puck & Claes Winqvist
Elise & Joseph Wojciechowski
Mr. & Mrs. Reyton Wojnowski
Charlotte C. Wright
Joan & Joe Yanni
Bill & Wende Young
Peter & Nancy Gaess
Dr. & Mrs. William Grammar
Barbara J. Granite
Ed & Terry Grissing
Mrs. Laura J. Hameister
Marilyn & Dick Hare
Felice Harris
Louise B. Harris
David & Marian Hartney
Mr. Lawrence Helfer
Grace Wong
Art & Barb Hirst
John & Ginny Hoenig
John & Barbara Holder
Carol E. Hopkins
Dr. Robert E. Horn
H. Larry & Dorothy Humm
Earl & Mary Ingersoll
Bruce Jacobs
Lori & Frank Karbel
Marilyn & David Klass
Glenn & Nancy Koch
Salvatore & Sandra LaBella
Rev. Sandra Lemke
Doris & Austin Leve
John & Judy Lynd
Barbara-Ann Mattle &
H. Edwin Maier
Stephen Matkowsky &
Elzbieta Charchalis
Carol & John Matteson
Gilbert Kennedy McCurdy
Richard McGrath
Ferne F. Merrill
Ken & Nancy Mihalyov
Hinda & Michael Miller
Jonathan Mink & Janet Cranshaw
Richard & Joyce Mitchell
Ilene Montana
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Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand
Friday, February 28, 2014, at 8 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 8 PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
2013–14 Season • Program No. 7
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Dave Mancini, drums
Jeff Campbell, bass
George Gershwin
Marvin Hamlisch (Arr.Tyzik)
Overture to Funny Face
A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration
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Marvin Hamlisch &
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Rolf Lovland & Ann Hampton Callaway
Jule Styne & Bob Merrill
A Sleepin’ Bee
The Way We Were
Billy Strayhorn (Arr.Tyzik)
Take the A Train
I’ve Dreamed of You
Don’t Rain on My Parade
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Intermission
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Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway:
David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr.
Arthur Hamilton
Ann Hampton Callaway
Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams
Jule Styne & Bob Merrill /
Stephen Sondheim
Sigmund Romberg &
Oscar Hammerstein II
Various
Michel Legrand &
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Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner /
Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
Starting Here, Starting Now
Cry Me a River
At the Same Time
Evergreen
People / Being Alive
Lover Come Back to Me
Streisandesque Improv
A Piece of Sky
On a Clear Day / Happy Days
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Music and Dance
Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2 PM
Performance Hall at Hochstein
2013–14 Season • Program No. 2
Michael Butterman, conductor
The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Dancers from Rochester City Ballet
Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) (Orch. Berlioz)
Invitation to the Dance (1819)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Orchestra, BWV 1067 (1738–39)
IV. Bourrée I, Bourrée II
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914–17)
IV. Rigaudon
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Orchestra, BWV 1067
VI. Menuet
Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756–1791)
Symphony No. 35 in D Major, “Haffner,” K. 385 (1782)
III. Menuetto
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 (1888)
III. Valse: Allegro moderato (excerpt)
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, “Pathétique,” Op. 74 (1893)
II. Allegro con grazia (excerpt)
Béla Bartok (1881–1945)
Dance Suite (1923)
I. Moderato
II. Allegro molto
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Molto tranquillo
V. Comodo
VI. Finale: Allegro
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Tangazo (1969)
Rochester City Ballet: Megan Kamler, Jessica Tretter, Adam Kittelberger,
Christopher Collins
Arturo Marquez (1950– )
Danzon No. 2 (1994)
2013–14 Season presented by
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Dancers of the Rochester City Ballet
MEGAN KAMLER
Joined RCB: 2011
Hometown: West
Irondequoit, N.Y.
Training: The Timothy
M. Draper Center for
Dance Education, University of Arizona
School of Dance
Other Companies: Art.if.act Dance Project
Favorite Role: Choleric in Balanchine’s Four
Temperaments
JESSICA TRETTER
Joined RCB: 2008
Hometown: Rochester,
N.Y.
Training: The Timothy
M. Draper Center for
Dance Education, Houston Ballet Ben
Stevenson Academy
Other Companies: Houston Ballet II,
Houston Ballet, Ballet San Antonio
Favorite Ballet and Role: Giselle, Waltz Girl
in Balanchine’s Serenade
ADAM
KITTELBERGER
Joined RCB: 2005
Hometown: Rochester,
N.Y.
Training: The Timothy
M. Draper Center for Dance Education
Favorite Ballet: LumaVoce
CHRISTOPHER
COLLINS
Joined RCB: 2012 as an
apprentice, promoted to
the company in 2013
Hometown: Avon, N.Y.
Training: Joffrey Ballet NYC, Point Park
University
Favorite Role and/or Ballet: I don’t have a
favorite, I like most of them.
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PHILHARMONICS SERIES
Berlioz, Beethoven, Bruckner
Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 8 PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
2013–14 Season • Program No. 11
Christopher Seaman, conductor
The Christopher Seaman Chair, supported by Barbara and
Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Jon Kimura Parker will perform on a Steinway piano donated
in honor of Jon Nakamatsu, a special friend of the RPO.
Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
9:00
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo – Molto allegro
28:00
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
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Intermission
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Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 6 in A Major
I. Majestoso (Majestically)
II. Adagio: Sehr feierlich (Very solemnly)
III. Nicht schnell (Not fast) – Trio: Langsam (Slowly)
IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell (Moving, yet not too fast)
54:00
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Program Notes
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Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz
b. La Côte-Saint-André, France / December
11, 1803
d. Paris, France / March 8, 1869
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First performed by the RPO on October 24,
1923; Eugene Goossens, conductor. Last
performed on October 28, 2000; Christopher
Seaman, conductor.
Berlioz not only wrote Romantic music, he
lived the Romantic life, as well, crammed
with tempestuous love affairs, lively feuds
with musical conservatives, and the creation
of music brimming over with imagination
and vitality.
As soon as he read the autobiography of
Benvenuto Cellini—the spirited,
unconventional sixteenth-century Italian
goldsmith, artist, and adventurer—he sensed
such a deep personal affinity with him that he
decided to compose an opera based on
Cellini’s life. Its debut in Paris in 1838, alas,
proved a total fiasco.
Six years later, Berlioz salvaged some of the
score by fashioning a concert overture from
two of the principal melodies: a love song
(memorably transcribed for solo English horn),
and an example of the vigorous Italian folk
dance, the saltarello. He christened the result
Roman Carnival, referring to the festive scene
in the opera where the saltarello is performed.
The overture won immediate and lasting
success, since it is one of the most dazzling
showpieces in the entire orchestral repertoire.
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Ludwig van Beethoven
b. Bonn, Germany / December 15, 1770
d. Vienna, Austria / March 26, 1827
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First performed by the RPO on November 7,
1957; Gerard Samuel, conductor; Glenn Gould,
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soloist. Last performed on May 5, 2007;
Christopher Seaman, conductor; Stephen
Kovacevich, soloist.
Beethoven arrived in Vienna at the end of
1792. He established his reputation through
his piano playing, and by composing solo
works for his own performance. He also
revised several existing creations, including
this concerto. The earliest version may date
back as far as 1788. He prepared a new
edition in 1793, perhaps with the prospect of
a performance, but the opportunity failed to
materialize. Things came together two years
later, at a charity concert in aid of the Society
of Musicians. He played this work, but not before composing a new finale and revising the
second movement. The great success he won
that day placed him firmly in the spotlight.
Still harboring doubts about the concerto, he
drafted a further version of the second
movement, only to put it aside. In 1798, he
revised the first and third movements, thus
creating the final version that was published
in 1801. Because it came into print nine
months after the Concerto “No. 1” in C
Major that he had composed in 1795, it is
known as “No. 2.”
It is a very appealing and well-crafted work.
It opens with an arresting call to attention,
followed by a vigorous first theme and a
relaxed second. The slow movement is rather
formal but still expressive, with a particularly
poetic concluding section. Beethoven’s pupil
Carl Czerny likened it to a dramatic vocal
scene. The finale is a bright, witty romp, with
a cuckoo-like falling interval in the main
rondo theme. The intervening episodes
include a zesty minor-key excursion into
Hungarian/Gypsy territory.
Program Notes, CONTINUED
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Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Anton Bruckner
b. Ansfelden, Austria / September 4, 1824
d. Vienna, Austria / October 11, 1896
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First performed by the RPO on January 12,
1984; David Zinman, conductor. Last performed
on March 22, 2003; Jerzy Semkow, conductor.
There were two sharply contrasted sides to
Bruckner: the timid, unsophisticated man
from the countryside, and the composer of
symphonies and masses of exalting breadth
and grandeur. One, uncomplicated fact
bridges this vast gap: his deep and abiding
faith in God. It kept him naïve and
self-effacing, at the same time as it helped
him create a unique and magnificent set of
symphonies. They are mighty cathedrals in
sound, praising the Lord with reverence, craft,
and joy. Bruckner’s faith also gave him the
inner strength to persevere in the face of
lengthy, widespread misunderstanding and
critical disfavor, through to his eventual
acceptance as one of the last great
representatives of the Austro-German school
of symphonic composition.
He drew upon a range of models in his quest
to expand the scope and meaning of the
symphony. In terms of its previous history, his
primary inspirations flowed from the broadly
scaled, emotionally rich Ninth Symphonies of
Beethoven and Schubert. The operas of
Wagner were another source. Their influence,
on a composer who had no interest in writing
for the theatre, has been misunderstood or
exaggerated. He did not seek to duplicate
them in symphonic terms, but rather to
incorporate their depth of emotion and
sound into a symphonic context.
Bruckner moved to Vienna in 1868. During
his early years there, his compositions drew
generally positive reviews from the press,
whose most powerful figure was the
arch-conservative critic Eduard Hanslick. But
once Bruckner dedicated his Third
Symphony to Wagner, Hanslick’s most
detested adversary in the “tradition vs.
innovation” musical debate which was then in
full flower, Hanslick’s wrath descended upon
Bruckner harshly and repeatedly.
“Like every one of Bruckner’s works,”
Hanslick wrote of Symphony No. 7, “it
contains ingenious inspirations, interesting
and even pleasant details – but in between the
lightnings there are interminable stretches of
darkness, leaden boredom, and feverish overexcitement.” These and many other similar
attacks might have broken the spirit of an
artist with less faith in his God and his own
abilities than Bruckner, but his beliefs kept
him steadfast. During the final 15 years of his
life, numerous performances and honors
finally came his way. He died a contented,
vindicated man.
He composed Symphony No. 6 between
1879 and 1881. In all the years that remained
to him, he never had the opportunity to hear
a complete performance. Only the second
and third movements were played during his
lifetime, on February 11, 1883 by the Vienna
Philharmonic under Wilhelm Jahn. Johannes
Brahms, other musical luminaries, and the
orchestra applauded the performance.
According to an eyewitness, Hanslick “sat
there, frigid and immobile, like a Sphinx.” It
was only in 1899, three years after Bruckner’s
death, that Gustav Mahler conducted the first
complete performance, albeit in his own
abbreviated and re-orchestrated edition.
It is one of the most genial of Bruckner’s
symphonies. This may reflect to some degree
his circumstances at the time: his music was
gaining increasing respect; his finances had
become secure, thanks to a high-level
teaching post and several private pupils; and
he had recently received honorary
memberships in several prestigious musical
associations. The Sixth Symphony’s nature
may also help explain its relative neglect. The
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majority of listeners seem to prefer his more
dramatic works. At the same time, its gentler,
Schubert-like qualities may well help endear
him to many who resist the more Wagnerian
side of his musical personality.
The first movement opens in an air of mystery
but soon breaks forth into animation. As
always with Bruckner, the overall impression
is one of majesty, drama, and the workings of
vast, superhuman forces. The second movement, adagio, is an intense lament, sublimely
beautiful and filled with great yearning.
“Listen to it with reverence,” the eminent
Scottish musicologist Sir Donald Francis
Tovey wrote, “for the composer meant what
he said, and he is speaking of sacred things.”
The outer portions of the following scherzo
are filled with buoyant energy, as Bruckner
embarks on a gallop through a rougher and
more physically elevated region of the
Austrian countryside than Beethoven visited
in his Pastoral Symphony. The relaxing
central trio section makes captivating use of
pizzicato strings. The finale contrasts
march-like energy with sweet, consoling
lyricism. Bruckner crowns the symphony
with a grand restatement of the theme which
began the entire work.
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Jon Kimura Parker, PIANO
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A veteran of the
international concert
stage, pianist Jon
Kimura Parker has
performed as soloist in
major venues including
New York’s Carnegie
Hall, London’s Royal
Festival Hall, Berlin’s
Philharmonie, Tokyo’s NHK Hall, Beijing
Concert Hall, and the Sydney Opera House.
His last RPO appearance was in November
2011 for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.
He has given world premieres of works by
Jake Heggie, John Harbison, Peter Schickele,
Paul Schoenfield, and Steven Stucky. An
unusually versatile artist, Parker has also
jammed with Audra McDonald, Bobby
McFerrin, and Doc Severinsen. He has
performed in remote areas of the Canadian
Arctic as a member of the outreach project
Piano Six, and in war-torn Sarajevo as an
ambassador for AmeriCares.
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An active media personality, Parker hosted the
television series Whole Notes on Bravo, Up
and Coming on CBC, and the Concerto Chat
series on YouTube. He is professor of piano at
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice
University, and also Artistic Advisor of the
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.
Following the success of Rite, which celebrated
the centenary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of
Spring, Jon Kimura Parker’s new recording,
Fantasy, features William Hirtz’s brilliant
fantasy on themes from The Wizard of Oz,
and fantasies of Schubert and Schumann.
“Jackie” Parker studied with Edward Parker,
Keiko Parker, Lee Kum-Sing, Robin Wood,
Marek Jablonski, and Adele Marcus. He won
the Gold Medal at the 1984 Leeds
International Piano Competition and is an
Officer of The Order of Canada. For further
information, please see jonkimuraparker.com.
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Tyzik’s 20th Season Celebration
Friday, March 21, 2014, at 8 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 8 PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
2013–14 Season • Program No. 8
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Jim Pugh, trombone
RPO Rhythm Section:
John Nyerges, piano
Jeff Campbell, bass
Dave Mancini, drums
Joe Zawinul (Arr.Tyzik)
Birdland
My Italian Heart
Give Me the Simple Life
’Round Midnight
There Will Never Be Another You
Allen Vizzutti
Reuben Bloom (Arr. Winding)
Thelonious Monk (Arr. West)
Harry Warren (Arr. West)
Doc Severinsen / Jeff Tyzik
Jimmy Van Heusen (Arr. Newsom)
Dave Mancini (Arr. Mancini)
Mark Kellogg (The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair),
Lisa Albrecht and Jeffrey Gray, trombones
Notte a Roma
Here’s That Rainy Day
Fiesta Latina
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Intermission
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George Gershwin (Arr.Tyzik)
Jeff Tyzik
Porgy and Bess Suite
Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra
II. Tempo di Blues
Charles Ross, timpani
(The Harold and Joan Feinbloom Chair)
Allen Vizzutti (Arr.Vizzutti)
Jimmy Forrest (Arr.Tyzik)
Chick Corea (Arr.Tyzik)
Selections from Ritzville CD:
Glide, Touch, Silhouette
Night Train
Spain
2013–14 Season presented by
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Concert sponsored by friends of Jeff Tyzik.
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Allen Vizzutti, TRUMPET
Equally at home in a
multitude of musical
idioms, Allen Vizzutti
has visited 60 countries
and every state in the
union to perform with a
rainbow of artists and
ensembles. Performing
as both a classical and
jazz artist, often in the same evening, he has
appeared as guest soloist with symphony
orchestras, in recital, on television, and in jazz
venues around the world. His last RPO
appearance was in October 2008.
While growing up in Montana, Vizzutti was
taught by his father, a self-taught musician.
Vizzutti attended the Eastman School of
Music where he earned Bachelor of Music
and Master of Music degrees, a Performer’s
Certificate, a chair in the Eastman Brass
Quintet faculty ensemble, and the only
Artist’s Diploma ever awarded a wind player
in Eastman’s history.
Vizzutti’s love of expression through
composition has led to premieres of his works
by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest
Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic of
London, Nuremberg Symphony, and others.
His newest jazz recording, Ritzville, features
the legendary Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke,
and Los Angeles jazz stars.
As artist-in-residence, Vizzutti has taught at
leading universities throughout the world
including the Eastman School of Music,
Banff Center for the Performing Arts, and
Trompeten Akademie of Bremen, Germany.
His extensive treatise, The Allen Vizzutti
Trumpet Method, and his New Concepts for
Trumpet (Alfred Music Publishing) have
become standard works for trumpet study
worldwide.
Allen Vizzutti is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Additional information is available at
vizzutti.com.
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Doc Severinsen, TRUMPET
“Heeeeere’s Johnny!”
That lead-in, followed
by a big band trumpet
blast, was a landmark in
late-night television.
The ‘Johnny’ was
Johnny Carson, the
announcer was Ed
McMahon, and the
bandleader was Doc Severinsen. Beginning in
October 1962, The Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson ruled the night air for 30 years.
Within a week of the final telecast, Doc
Severinsen and his Big Band were on the
road, performing Ellington and Basie
standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics,
and, of course, The Tonight Show theme.
Severinsen can still blow hard with his horn
and hit the high notes; and as a bandleader,
he continues to surround himself with the
best in the business.
He performs with symphony orchestras all
over the country and has been principal pops
conductor with the Phoenix Symphony,
Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra,
Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and
the Buffalo Philharmonic. His last RPO
appearance was in April 2006.
A Grammy Award winner, Severinsen has
made more than 30 albums—from big band
to jazz-fusion to classical. In 2006, Severinsen
moved to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico,
ostensibly to retire from performance. Within
weeks, he was jamming with the magnificent
guitarist Gil Gutierrez, later releasing the CD
El Ritmo de la Vida. Since moving back to the
States, he tours extensively with Gutierrez in a
quintet called The San Miguel Five,
performing a mix of Latin and Gypsy jazz
and standards to exceptional acclaim.
Jim Pugh, TROMBONE
Jim Pugh is a distinguished trombonist,
composer, and educator.
His creativity knows no
boundaries, whether he
is performing as a
concerto soloist in a
symphonic setting;
recording and touring
with legendary artists in the fields of classical,
jazz, and rock; or bringing forth his own
exciting new compositions that expand the
role of brass in contemporary music.
His trombone can be heard in recorded
collaboration with leading classical and
popular artists and orchestras such as Yo-Yo
Ma, Steely Dan, Eos, Concordia, St. Luke’s
Orchestra, André Previn, Paul Simon, Barbra
Streisand, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson,
Madonna, Pink Floyd, and Frank Sinatra.
Pugh has been called on to add his solo voice
to feature film soundtracks including A
League of Their Own, When Harry Met Sally,
and Meet Joe Black; and on hit Broadway cast
recordings City of Angels, Fosse, and
Victor/Victoria.
After studies at the Eastman School of Music,
he toured extensively as lead and solo trombone
with the Woody Herman Band and with
Chick Corea. He became New York’s top-call
freelance trombonist for film scores, records,
and music for television and radio advertising.
Over the past 30 years, he has lent his special
talent to more than 4,000 recording sessions.
Pugh is currently on faculty at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to
that appointment, he taught at SUNYPurchase College, University of the Arts
(Philadelphia), and New York University. He
appears frequently at schools throughout the
country as a guest artist/clinician. This is his
RPO debut.
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Royal Fireworks Music
Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 2 PM
Performance Hall at Hochstein
2013–14 Season • Program No. 3
José-Luis Novo, guest conductor
Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 (1718)
I. [no tempo indicated]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
13:00
Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Fire” (c. 1776–78)
I. Presto
II. Andante o più tosto allegretto
III. Menuet
IV. Allegro assai
17:00
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Intermission
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Allen Vizzutti (1952– )
Andante and Capriccio for Piccolo Trumpet (1984)
Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
9:00
George Frederic Handel (1685–1759) (Arr. Seiffert)
Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749)
I. Overture
II. Bourrée
III. La Paix
IV. La Réjouissance
V. Menuet I
VI. Menuet II
26:00
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José-Luis Novo, GUEST CONDUCTOR
JOHN BILDHAL
As music director and
conductor of the
Annapolis Symphony
Orchestra (ASO) in
Maryland and the
Binghamton
Philharmonic (BPO),
José-Luis Novo has
instilled a new artistic
vision and left his personal imprint on both
organizations. Some highlights of his ASO
tenure include a concert appearance at
Strathmore Hall, national broadcast on
NPR’s Performance Today, a 2008 ASCAP
Adventurous Programming Award, and a
Music Alive Residency with Latin Grammy
Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena
Frank, through Meet the Composer.
Prior to these appointments, he served as
assistant conductor of the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra under the direction of
both Music Director Emeritus Jesús LopezCobos and former Music Director Paavo
Järvi, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
under the late Erich Kunzel. A committed
advocate of contemporary music, Novo has
led more than a dozen world premieres of
commissioned compositions.
Novo began his musical studies at the
Conservatory of Valladolid, Spain, his hometown. A scholarship allowed him to continue
his studies at the Royal Conservatory of
Music in Brussels, earning first prize in violin.
In 1988, he came to the United States as a
Fulbright Scholar, obtaining master’s degrees
from Yale University. He completed a Master
of Music degree in orchestral conducting at
the Cleveland Institute of Music. This is his
RPO debut.
See previous concert for Allen Vizzutti’s bio.
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About Your RPO
The RPO’s long line of notable music
directors includes Eugene Goossens, José
Iturbi, Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman, and
Christopher Seaman, now our Conductor
Laureate (The Christopher Seaman Chair,
Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and
The Conductor Laureate Society). The RPO
also has performed under the batons of such
renowned guest conductors as Fritz Reiner,
Leonard Bernstein, Sir Thomas Beecham,
and Leopold Stokowski.
Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, inducted
into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame in
2012 as part of its inaugural class, has earned
a national reputation for excellence in pops
programming during his tenure with the
RPO, and celebrates his 20th anniversary
with the Orchestra this season.
The Orchestra is also at the vanguard of
music education, naming Michael Butterman
as Principal Conductor for Education and
Outreach (The Louise and Henry Epstein
Family Chair)—the first endowed position of
its kind in the country. In addition to
performing concerts for more than 14,000
students of all ages each year, RPO musicians
visit every elementary school in the Rochester
City School District through the Primary
Ensembles Program.
In 2002, the RPO received the New York
State Governor’s Arts Award for excellence
and community service. In addition to
annual Around the Town concerts, two Citysponsored concerts—2013’s RPO Community
Chorus Concert and 2014’s Side by Side: RPO
KYLE SCHWAB
Since its founding by George Eastman in
1922, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
has been committed to enriching and
inspiring our community through the art of
music. Currently in its 91st year, the RPO is
dedicated to maintaining its high standard of
artistic excellence, unique tradition of musical
versatility, and deep commitment to
education and community engagement.
& Community Orchestra Concert—brought
talented community members onto the
Kodak Hall stage to perform with the
Orchestra.
In 2005, 2006, and 2012, the American
Society of Composers, Authors, and
Publishers (ASCAP) and the American
Symphony Orchestra League honored the
RPO with an ASCAP Award for
Adventurous Programming, recognizing the
Orchestra’s commitment to music written in
the last 25 years.
Today, the RPO presents up to 150 concerts
per year, serving nearly 200,000 people
through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in
schools and community centers throughout
the region. A highlight of the 2013–14 season
is the RPO’s performance at Carnegie Hall on
May 7, 2014, as part of the Spring For Music
festival. The Orchestra also presents a concert
series in Ithaca each season, and RPO concerts
also are rebroadcast on WXXI 91.5 FM.
As one of the great American orchestras, the
RPO aspires to be an institution driven by a
culture of confidence, adventure, excellence,
and success; the premier cultural organization
in the region and the hub of cultural life yearround; and recognized nationally for artistic
and organizational excellence, creativity, and
innovation.
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For Your Information
Paid parking for Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
is available at the East End Garage, located next to
the theatre with entrances on Main, Scio, and
Swan Streets. Paid parking for the Performance
Hall at Hochstein is available at the Sister Cities
Garage, located behind the school at Church and
Fitzhugh Streets.
RPO tickets may be purchased Monday–
Saturday from 10 AM–5 PM (10 AM–3 PM on
non-concert Saturdays). The Box Office is located
at 433 East Main Street in the Eastman East Wing.
On concert evenings, tickets may be purchased for
that evening’s concert beginning 60 minutes prior to
the performance. Tickets may be charged by calling
585-454-2100, or visit us online at rpo.org, where
you can use the print-at-home option when
purchasing tickets. RPO tickets also are available at
all Rochester-area Wegmans. Discounts are
available for senior citizens, students, and children.
Groups of 10 or more also can receive discounts of
20% or more. Call Michael Ciaccia at 585-4547311 x268 for more information.
Pre-Concert Talks are held one hour prior to
Philharmonics concerts in the orchestra level of the
theatre. Ticket-holders are invited to attend.
Seating for people with wheelchairs and special
needs is available in all venues; please see the house
manager for assistance. People who use wheelchairs
can enter Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre through
the first entrance to the lobby on Gibbs Street, or
via the Eastman East Wing. Audio systems are
available at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre;
headsets may be obtained from an usher prior to
the performance. An elevator is located in the oval
lobby of Kodak Hall and in the East Wing.
Assistance dogs are welcome at any performance
and do not require special arrangements. Large
print programs are available upon request.
Restrooms and coat check are available on the
basement, mezzanine, and balcony levels of Kodak
Hall. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available
on the first floor—please see an usher for assistance.
Refreshments are available for purchase in Betty’s
Café located on the orchestra level of Kodak Hall
at Eastman Theatre. Food and drink are not
permitted in the seating area of the theatre, except
for bottled water.
Cough drops are available through the generosity
of Wegmans Food Markets. Dispensers are located
in the lobby and balcony of the theatre.
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Concert etiquette calls for patrons to refrain from
whispering, rustling programs, or unwrapping
cough drops once the conductor has taken the
podium. Traditionally, applause is held until the
end of multi-movement pieces. Please refer to your
program for the number and title of movements.
As a courtesy to the performers and audience,
patrons arriving after a performance has started will
be seated between movements or pieces. We ask that
patrons who find it necessary to leave early do so at
an appropriate break. If for any reason you find it
necessary to be reseated, please contact an usher and
your request for a different seat will be addressed
by House Management in a timely manner.
Please turn off ALL electronic devices—
including cellular phones, pagers, or watch
alarms that may sound during the concert.
Pagers may be left with the house manager along
with your exact seat location. For legal reasons,
cameras and recording devices are not allowed to
be on, or operated, while in the hall.
In case of an emergency in the Theatre, please do
not call 911—please see an usher. Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theatre has security personnel on-site.
Please note that all ushers have been trained in
emergency procedures and will assist patrons in the
event of a Theatre evacuation.
Emergency messages may be relayed by leaving
your exact seat location with your family and
paging services. The emergency phone numbers are:
• Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre: 585-274-1121
• Hochstein School of Music and Dance
Operations Manager: 585-261-8807
Lost and found: Items found in Kodak Hall after
an RPO performance will be held at the Eastman
Theatre Box Office, located in the East Wing of
the Eastman Theatre. For more information, please
call 585-454-2100.
If you find that you cannot attend a performance,
please don’t let your tickets go unused. Tickets
make excellent gifts for family, friends, colleagues,
and clients. If you are unable to make other
arrangements, please consider donating your
tickets to us as a tax-deductible contribution.
Return your tickets to the RPO no later than
2 PM the day of the performance to make them
available for resale. Tickets may not be returned for
a tax credit after the concert has taken place.
For more information about the RPO,
please visit rpo.org.
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