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Month
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1994
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Season: 115th
Concert: Fifty-third
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

University Musical Society
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, Music Director and Conductor
Leslie B. Dunner, Assistant Conductor
The University Musical Society Choral Union
Dr. Thomas Sheets, Director
Sunday Afternoon, April 17, 1994, at 4:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM Great Opera Choruses
Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21 .................Berlioz
"Les voici" from Carmen ....................Bizet
"Inneggiamo, il Signor" from Cavalleria rusticana ........Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana..............Mascagni
Soldiers' Chorus from Faust.................Gounod
"Freudig begriissen wir" from Tannhduser.............Wagner
Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly ............Puccini
INTERMISSION
Overture to Tannhduser....................Wagner
Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhduser................Wagner
Anvil Chorus from II trovatore..................Verdi
Bell Chorus from Pagliacci.................Leoncavallo
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin .................Wagner
Hunters' Chorus from Der Freischiitz ..............Weber
Triumphal March from Aida...................Verdi
Large print programs available upon request from an usher.
Please note: Taping or photographing of DSO concerts is prohibited. The DSO can be heard on Chandos, London, RCA, Columbia, and Mercury Records.
Fifty-third Concert of the 115th Season 115th Choral Union Series
Program Notes
by Michael Fleming
From the dawn of opera, the chorus has played an indispensable role, along with the vocal soloists. In the earliest operas, like Monteverdi's Orfeo (1607), the chorus sometimes played the role the founders of opera had imagined, commenting on the action like the choruses in the Greek drama they sought to revive. Even as late as 1689, when Purcell composed Dido and Aeneas, the chorus fulfilled this same role: as Queen Dido resolves to kill herself, the chorus muses on the frailty of great minds, and as she lies dead, the chorus calls on Cupid to come "with drooping wings" and guard her tomb.
The opera chorus went into decline in Handel's day, and the cori that conclude the acts of his Italian operas are not really choruses at all, but gatherings of the vocal soloists who have previously sung alone or in pairs. Mozart sometimes used the chorus for local color, as in the gathering of peasants for the wedding in The Marriage of Figaro. In The Magic Flute, however, he revived the spirit of the ceremonial chorus of early opera with his solemn ensembles for men's voices.
By the beginning of the nineteenth-century, the chorus was an indispensable "character" in its own right, and this survey includes one of the first choruses to become a popular piece, the Hunters' Chorus in Weber's Der FreischiitzIn Italian opera, the chorus still sometimes kept a supporting role, but in Nabucco, Verdi wrote a chorus ("Va pensiero") that became not only a beloved piece of music but a national rallying-cry. And in Aida he takes over the splendor of massed choirs and orchestra that he had learned to handle so ably in Don Carlos and the other works he wrote for the Paris Opera.
This program includes some of the most famous choruses from a great century, beginning with the German Romanticism of Weber and ending with the verismo of Mascagni and Leoncavallo. In between, we see some of the roles the orchestra has taken as a dramatic player: painting a whole scene in Berlioz's independent Le Corsaire Overture; sounding emotions too deep for words in the Intermezzo from Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana; and encapsulating some of an opera's highlights in Wagner's Overture to Tannuiuser, which begins and ends with the solemn strains of the Pilgrims' Chorus.
"Les voici" from Carmen
A crowd has gathered outside the plaza de toros as a procession passes into the arena. In the procession is Escamillo, who has loved and abandoned Carmen. She is part of the crowd, unaware that her ex-lover Don Jos6 lurks nearby, waiting to kill her.
"Inneggiamo, il Signor" from Cavalleria rusticana
From the church, a choir is heard singing the Easter hymn Regina coeli. Outside on the piazza, a crowd of villagers echoes their words, singing in the vernacular.
Soldiers' Chorus from Faust
Soldiers return from the wars. Among them is Valentin, who will discover that during his absence, his sister Marguerite has been seduced by Faust, with the help of M6phistopheles.
"Freudig begriissen wir" from Tannhauser
Noble guests have gathered at the Wartburg to hear the annual song contest. One of those competing is Tannhauser, who scandalizes the listeners with his poem about his stay in the kingdom of Venus.
Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly
At last, Pinkerton has returned to Japan to see his child bride, Cio-Cio San. Night falls as she and her faithful servant Suzuki keep watch for him to appear and claim her.
Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser
A group of pilgrims is on its way to Rome, to seek forgiveness and blessing from the Pope. Tannhauser, having disgraced himself, is forced to join them and find pardon for his desecration of the song contest.
Anvil Chorus from trovatore
At dawn, gypsies gather in camp, working at their anvils as the opera opens.
Bell Chorus from Pagliacci
It is August 15, the Feast of the Assumption. Traveling players have come'to town, with Canio, who will play the clown (pagUaccio) in their commedia deU'arte. He announces the play, and as the young people of the villagers go off to vespers, they chat happily.
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Lohengrin, the knight who cannot divulge his name, is about to wed Elsa. The conditions of the marriage: that she not ask who he is or whence he came. In this brief happy moment, friends gather to sing them on their way to the bridal chamber.
Hunters' Chorus from Der Freischutz
Hunters have gathered in the forest for a shooting contest. Max, a forester, has bought magic bullets from the wild huntsman, Samiel. He has already shot six of the bullets; only the seventh remains, the one that will strike wherever Samiel wishes.
Triumphal March from Aida
Egyptian troops have returned from their siege of Ethiopia, carrying their booty and their prisoners in procession. Along the way, the procession passes Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved in Egypt; among the captives is her father, the Ethiopian king Amonasro, who has lost his crown and who is now on display for the gloating crowds in the enemy capital.
TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS
"Les void" from Carmen Les voici, voici le quadrille, Le quadrille des tore'ros. Sur les lances le soleil brille, En Paire toques et sombreros! Les voici, voici le quadrille, Le quadrille des toreros.
Voici, d?bouchant sur la place, Voici d'abord, marchant au pas, L'alguazil a vilainc face, bas! a bas! a bas! a bas!
Et puis saluons au passage, Saluons les hardis chulos, Bravo! vivat! gloire au courage, Voyez les banderilleros! Voyez quel air de cranerie, Quels regards et de quel eclat Etincelle la broderie De leur cpstume de combat.
Une autre quadrille s'avance, Voyez les picadors, comme ils sont beaux! Comme ils vont du fer de leur lance Harceler le flanc des taureaux L'espada! Escamillo!
C'est l'espada, la fine lame, Celui qui vient terminer tout, Qui parait a la fin du drame Et quie frappe le dernier coup. Vive, vive! Escamillo! Escamillo, bravo!
Here they are, the troop,
The troop of toreadors.
The sun shines on their lances,
Caps and sombreros are in the air!
Here they are, the troop,
The troop of toreadors.
Here they are, coining into the plaza First, marching in step, The police, with their nasty looks, Down with them!
And as they pass,
Let's greet the brave clowns.
Bravo! Viva! Glory to your courage.
Look at the banderilleros!
Look what bluster,
What glances, and what a glitter
Shines from the embroidery
On their battle gear.
Another troop is coming,
Look at the picadors, how handsome they are.
They will use their iron lances
To torment the bull's flanks.
The swordsman! Escamillo!
It is the swordsman, with his fine blade, The one who will finish it all, Who appears in the last act And who strikes the final blow. Viva, viva Escamillo! Escamillo, bravo!
"Inneggiamo, il Signor" from Cavalleria rusticana Chorus (from the church)
Regina coeli, laetare: Alleluia! Quia quern meruisti portare: Alleluia! Resurrexit sicut dixit: Alleluia!
Chorus (from the piazza)
Innegggiamo, il Signor non e morto. Ei fulgente ha dischiuso l'avel. Inneggiamo, al Signore risorto, Oggi ascesi alia gloria del ciel!
Soldiers' Chorus from Faust
Gloire immortelle de nos ai'eux,
Sois-nous fiddle, mourons comme eux!
Et sous ton aile, soldats vaniqueurs,
Dirige nos pas, enflamme nos coeurs!
Pour tois, mere patrie,
Affrontant le sort,
Tes fils, l'ame agu?rie
Ont brav? la mort.
Ta voix sainte nous crie:
En avant, soldats!
Le fer a la main courez aux combats!
Vers nos foyers
Hatons le pas,
On nous attend, la paix est faite,
Plus de soupiers! ne tardons pas,
Vers nos foyers
hatons le pas.
Notre pays nous tend les bras,
L'amour nous rit, I'amour nous Site,
Et plus d'un coeur fre'mit tous bas,
Au souvenir, au souvenir des nos combats.
"Freudig begrussen wir" from Tannhauser
Freudig begrussen wir die edle Halle, wo Kunst und Frieden immer nur verweil', wo lange noch der frohe Ruf erschalle: "Thiiringens Fiirsten, Landgraf Hermann, Heil!"
Queen of Heaven, rejoice: Alleluia! He Whom Thou wast meet to bear Hath arisen as he promised. Alleluia!
Let us rejoice, the Lord is not dead. Shining, he has broken the tomb. Let us sing hymns to the risen Lord, Today he ascends to the glory of heaven.
Immortal glory of our ancestors,
Be faithful, let us die like them!
And under your banner, victorious,
Guide our steps, inflame our hearts.
For you, our motherland,
Braving fate,
Your sons, hardened in spirit,
Have faced death.
Your holy voice cries to us:
Forward, soldiers!
Carry your swords into battle!
To our homes
Let us hasten our steps,
They wait for us, peace is here,
No more sighs! Let us not linger,
To our homes
Let us hasten our steps.
Our country extends her arms,
Love smiles on us, love welcomes us,
And more than one heart gently beats,
At the memory of our battles.
Joyfully we greet this noble hall, Where Art and Peace ever linger, Where long the joyous cry has resounded: "Thuringia's prince, Duke Hermann, hail!"
INTERMISSION
Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser
Zur dir wall ich, mein Jesus Christ, der du des Pilgers" Hoffnung bist! Gelobt sie, Jungfrau suss un rein, der Wallfahrt wolle giinstig sein! Ach, schwer druckt mich der Sunden Last, kann langer sie nicht mehr ertragen; drum will ich auch nicht Ruh noch Rast und wahle gem mir Miih und Plagen. Am hohen Fest der Gnad und Huld in Demut siihn ich meine Schuld; gesegnet, wer im Glauben treu: er wird erlost durch Buss un Reu.
To Thee I come, Lord Jesus Christ,
Who art the pilgrim's hope!
Blessed is she, Virgin sweet and pure,
May she bless our pilgrimage!
Ah, sin's burden weighs me down heavily
I can carry it no more;
Thus I will take no rest nor sleep
And gladly choose pain and trouble.
At the high feast of grace and mercy
Humbly, I acknowledge my guilt;
Blessed are they who truly believe:
They will be saved by penance and remorse.
Anvil Chorus from II trovatore
Gypsies
Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie De' cieli sveste l'immensa volta: Sembra una vedova che alfin si toglie
I bruni panni ond'era involta.
All'opra, all'opra!
Dagli, martella.
Chi del gitano i giorni abbella
La zingarella . . .
Men
Versami un tratto: lena e coraggio
II corpo e I'anima traggon dal bere.
All
Oh guarda, guarda . . . Del sole un ragio
Brilla piu vivido nel tuomio bicchiere!
All'opra, all'opra . . .
Chi del gitano i giorni abbella
La zingarella . . .
Bell Chorus from Pagliacci
Andiam, andiam!
Din, don, suona vespero,
Ragazzi e garzon,
A' coppie al tempio afrrettiamoci
C'afrrettiam! Din, don!
Diggia i culmini
Din, don, vuol baciar.
Le mamme ci adocchiano,
Attenti, compar.
Din, don, tutto irradiasi
di luce e di amor.
Ma i vecchi sorvegliano
Gli arditi amador.
Din, don, suona vespero,
Ragazze e garzon,
Le squille ci appellano
AI tempio. Din, don!
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Treulich gefuhrt ziehet dahin,
wo euch der Segen der Liebe bewahr'!
Siegreicher Mut, Minnegewinn
eint euch in Treue zum seligsten Paar.
Streiter der Jugend, schreite voran! Zierde der Jugend, schreite voran! Rauschen des Festes seid entronnen, Wonne des Herzens sei euch gewonnen! Duftender Raum, zur Liebe geschmiickt, nehm' euch nun auf, dem Glanze entriickt. Treulich gefuhrt ziehet nun ein, wo euch der Segen der Liebe bewahr'!
Siegreicher Mut, Minne so rein
ein' euch in Treue zum seligsten Paar.
Look! The great vault of heaven Casts off the remains of night: Like a widow who finally sheds The dark clothing she has worn.
To work, to work! Give me the hammer. Who brightens a gypsy's day A gypsy woman . . .
Pour me a drop. Body and soul Draw energy and courage from drink.
Look, look, a ray of sun
Shines brighter than myyour glass!
To work, to work!
Who brighten's a gypsy's day
A gypsy woman . . .
Let's go, let's go!
Ding, dong, vespers are ringing,
Girls and lads,
In pairs, let's hasten to church
Hurry! Ding, dong!
Over there the sun kisses,
Ding, dong, the mountaintops
Our mothers watch us,
Be careful, companions.
Ding, dong, everything is shining
With light and love.
But the old folks are keeping watch
Over bold lovers.
Ding, dong, vespers are ringing,
Girls and lads,
The chimes are calling us
To church. Ding, dong!
Faithfully led, draw near
Where the blessing of love shall protect you.
Glorious courage, the victory of love Joins you in faithfulness, the happy couple.
Champion of youth, march on!
Pride of youth, march on!
Noise of the feast, flee away,
May you gain your hearts' bliss.
Fragrant chamber, adorned for love,
May it take you away, far from our gaze.
Faithfully led, draw near
Where the blessing of love shall protect you!
Victorious courage, love so pure
Join you in faithfulness as the happiest couple.
Hunters' Chorus from Der Freischutz
Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jagervergniigen Wem sprudelt der Becher des Lebens so reich Beim Klange der Homer im Griinen zu liegen, Den Hirsch zu verfolgen durch Dickicht und Teich, 1st furstliche Freude, ist mannlich Verlangen, Erstarket die Glieder und wiirzet das Mahl. Wenn Walder und Felsen uns hallend umfangen, Tont freier und freud'ger der voile Pokal! Jo ho! Tralalalala! Diana is kundig, die Nacht zu erhellen, Wie labend am Tage ihr Dunkel uns kuhlt. Den blutigen Wolf und den Eber zu fallen, Der gierig die griinenden Saaten durchwiihlt, Ist furstliche Freude, ist mannlich Verlangen, Erstarket die Glieder und wiirzet das Mahl. Wenn Walder und Felsen uns hallend umfangen, Tont freier und freud'ger der voile Pokal! Jo ho! Tralalalala!
Triumphal March from Aida
People
Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside Che il sacro suol protegge! Al Re che il Delta regge Inni festosi alziatn! Gloria! Gloria! Gloria! Gloria al Re!
Women
S'intrecci il loto al lauro Sul crin dei vincitori! Nembo gentil di fiori Stenda sull'armi un vel. Danziam, faniculle egizie, Le mistiche carole, Come d'intorno al sole Danzano gli astri in ciel!
Ramfis, Priests Delia vittoria agl'arbitri Supremi il guardo egrete; Grazie agli Dei rendete Nel fortunato di.
What on earth is like
The hunter's delight
Whose glass of life
Bubbles so richly.'
At the sound of the horns
To lie in the greenwood,
To pursue the stag
Through thicket and pond,
Is princely joy,
And man's desire,
It strengthens the body
And spices our food.
When woods and mountains
Resound around us,
The full tumbler
Sound freer and more joyful!
Yo ho! Tralalalala!
Diana knows how
To brighten the night,
How gently in the daytime
Her shadows cool us.
To down the fierce wolf
And the wild boar,
Who greedily digs up
The growing crops,
Is princely joy,
And man's desire,
It strengthens the body
And spices our food.
When woods and mountains
Resound around us,
The full tumbler
Sound freer and more joyful!
Yo ho! Tralalalala!
Glory to Egypt, to Isis Who protects our sacred soil! To the king who rules the delta Let us raise festive hymns! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory to the king!
Weave the lotus and laurel On the brows of the victors! Let a beautiful cloud of flowers Cover their arms. Let us dance, women of Egypt, The mystic rounds, As the stars in heaven Dance around the sun!
Raise your eyes
To the supreme arbiters of victory;
Give thanks to the gods
For this blessed day.
People
Come d'intorno al sole Danzano gli astri in ciel! Inni festosi alziam al Re, Alziamo al Re.
Ramfis, Priests Grazie agli Dei rendete Nel fortunato di.
As the stars in heaven Dance round the sun! Let us raise festive hymns To the king.
Give thanks to the gods For this blessed day.
About The Artists
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, heard live by over 350,000 people annually, performs year-round concerts which include 26 weeks of classical subscription concerts, the Pops Series, the annual Christmas Festival featuring The Nutcracker ballet at the Fox Theatre, The Detroit News Young People's concerts, a diverse summer season, and annual tours in the state of Michigan. Among the educational activities the Orchestra offers are the free Educational Concert Series, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra concerts, a Docent and Student Ticket Distribution Program, the DSO Fellowship Program, and the annual Unisys African-American Composers Forum and Symposium.
In September 1990, internationally acclaimed conductor Neeme Jarvi became the eleventh Music Director of the DSO. One of today's most recorded conductors, Mr. Jarvi has embarked on an extensive recording project with the DSO for Chandos Records for distribution on six continents. Released in June 1991, the first disc, containing American music, was critically acclaimed and appeared on the Billboard magazine Top Classical Albums chart for 14 weeks. Their second American disc was Neeme Jarvi's 100th release for Chandos. Receiving international critical acclaim, this disc also climbed the Billboard charts, and Mr. Jarvi and the DSO were featured on the cover of numerous international record magazines, including Gramophone, CD Review, Fanfare, Luister, and Diapason.
The DSO's latest recording with Neeme Jarvi was released in January 1994 and contains works by three of this century's most important African-American composers: William Levi Dawson, Duke Ellington, and William Grant Still.
With a distinguished history of recording dating back to 1928, the Orchestra has also made award-winning discs on the London, Columbia, RCA, and Mercury Records labels.
The DSO continues its long history of national radio broadcasts, which began with its participation in the first complete symphonic radio broadcast in 1922. That same year it became the first official radio broadcast orchestra in the nation. Through the generous support of General Motors Corporation, the DSO was heard this season on over 511 radio stations nationwide.
This afternoon's concert marks the DSO's 73rd performance in Ann Arbor since 1919.
Neeme Jarvi began his post as eleventh Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on September 1, 1990, his first such position with an American symphony orchestra. Internationally acclaimed for his performances with orchestras and opera houses throughout the world, Mr. Jarvi is also one of today's most recorded conductors.
Born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1937, he graduated from the Tallinn Music School with degrees in percussion and choral conducting and later completed his studies in opera and symphonic conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He made his conducting debut at the age of 18 with a concert performance of Strauss' Night in Venice and his operatic debut with Carmen at the Kirov Theater. In 1963 he became director of the Estonian Radio and Television Orchestra, and began a 13-year tenure as Chief Conductor at the Tallinn Opera.
International acclaim came in 1971 when Mr. Jarvi won first prize in the Conductors Competition at the Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. This triumph led to invitations to conduct major orchestras throughout Eastern Europe, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. In the Soviet Union he became Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Estonian State Symphony and also conducted the Soviet premiere performances of Der Rosenkavalier, Porgy and Bess, and 11 turco in Italia.
In January 1980, Mr. Jarvi immigrated to the United States, and in the following month made his American orchestral debut with the New York Philharmonic. Since then he has conducted the major orchestras in North America and Europe, and has served as Principal guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham (England) Symphony (1981-83). He has also served as Music Director of the Royal Scottish Orchestra (1981-88), of which he presently serves as Conductor Laureate, and he holds the post of Principal Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony of Sweden.
Equally renowned for his opera conducting, Mr. Jarvi made his Metropolitan Opera debut with Eugene Onegin during the 1978-79 season and returned during 1985-86 to conduct a new production of Khovanshchina. His first performances in Detroit were on tour with the Metropolitan Opera, conducting performances of Samson et Dalila.
Mr. Jarvi has recorded many award-winning discs for Chandos, BIS, Orfeo, and Deutsche Grammophone, including releases with the Chicago Symphony, Royal Con-certgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Scottish Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bamburg Symphony, Gothen?burg Symphony, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Jarvi is in the process of recording numerous discs for Chandos. Last season he released his 100th recording on the Chandos label, which was also the DSO's third release with him, featuring the music of American composers Samuel Barber and Charles Ives.
On April 23, 1994 the DSO travels to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall for the second time under the music directorship of Neeme Jarvi. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has a long history of performing at Carnegie Hall beginning in 1920.
Awards received by Mr. Jarvi include honorary doctorates from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and the Music Conservatory of Tallinn, Estonia. An honorary member of the Swedish Academy of Music, Neeme Jarvi was dubbed a Knight Commander of the North Star Order by the King of Sweden in September of 1990.
Thomas Sheets is an accomplished and ver?satile conductor whose achievements in commu?nity chorus leadership, academic instruction, and opera place him in the forefront of all areas of choral artistry.
Appointed Music Director of the University Musical Society Choral Union in 1993, he is the tenth conductor to hold that position in the ensemble's 115-year history. In September, he prepared the Choral Union for three notable performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in the season-opening concerts of the Detroit Sym?phony Orchestra, under the direction of Neeme Jarvi. Before moving to Ann Arbor, he was Associate Conductor of two prominent Southern California choruses, the William Hall Chorale
and the Master Chorale of Orange County, both conducted by his mentor, the distinguished choral conductor William Hall. During that time, he assisted in preparing all the choralorchestral works in the current repertoire, in some instances for performances led by Robert Shaw, Jorge Mester, Joann Faletta, and Michael Tilson-Thomas. In 1988, he served as chorusmaster for Long Beach Opera's highly-acclaimed American premiere of Szymanowski's King Roger, where his efforts on behalf of the chorus received accolades from critics on four continents. He was engaged in the same role in 1992 for that company's avant-garde staging of Simon Boccanegra, where the chorus again received singular plaudits. Thomas Sheets received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 1988, where he studied with Hans Beer, James Vai, and Rodney Eichenberger; he has also studied voice with Michael Sells, Jonathan Mack, and Thomas Cleveland. Dr. Sheets has held appointments as Director of Choral Activities at several colleges and universities, and is a frequent conference leader and clinician. His editions of choral music are published by Augsburg-Fortress, and he is the author of articles on choral music performance.
Detroit Symphony
First Violins
Emmanuelle Boisvert
Concerrmaster Katherine Tuck Chair
John Hughes
Associate Concertmaster
Joseph Goldman
Assistant Concertmaster Walker L CislerDetroit Edison Foundation Chair
1 .11111 Landers
Acting Assistant
Concertinas ter
Beatriz Budinszky'
Marguerite Deslippe'
Derek Francis
Alan Gerstel
Elias Friedenzohn
Malvern Kaufman'
Richard Margitza"
Bogos Mortchikian
Linda Snedden-Smith"
Ann Strubler'
LeAnn Toth'
Margaret Tundo'
Second Violins Geoffrey ApplegateH-Adam Stepniewski Alvin Score Lillian Fenstermacher Ronald Fischer Lenore Sjoberg" Walter Maddox Roy Bengtsson" Thomas Downs Felix Resnick" Robert Murphy' Bruce Smith" Joseph Striplin' James Waring
Violas
Alexander Mlshnaevski+
James VanValkenburg++
Philip Porbe
LeRoy Fenstermacher
Hart Hollman
Walter Evich
Gary Schnerer
Catherine Compton David Ireland Glenn Mellow Darryl Jeffers Regina L. Calloway oo
Violincellos
halo Babini+ James C. Gordon Chair Marcy Chanteaux+ + John Thurman Mario DiFiore Robert A. Bergman' Barbara Hassan Debra Fayroian" Carole Gatwood' Haden McKay Paul Wingert
Basses
Robert Gladstone+ Stephen Molina+ + Maxim Janowsky Linton Bodwin Stephen Edwards Craig Rifel Marshall Hutchinson Richard Robinson
Harp
Partricia Masri-Fletcher+ MiniTed E. PoOc Chair
Flutes
Ervin Monroe+
Women's Associaton (or
the DSO Chair Shaul Ben-Meir Philip Dikeman+ + Jeffery Zook
Piccolo
Jeffery Zook
Oboes
Donald Baker+ Shelley Heron Brian Ventura+ + Treva Womble
English Horn Treva Womble
Clarinets
Theodore Oien+ Robert B. Semple Chair Douglas Cornelsen Laurence Liberson+ + Oliver Green
E-Flat Clarinet
Laurence Liberson
Bass Clarinet Oliver Green
Bassoons
Robert Williams+ Victoria King Paul Ganson+ + Marcus Schoon
Contrabassoon
Marcus Schoon
French Horns
Eugene Wade+ Bryan Kennedy Corbin Wagner Willard Darling Mark Abbott+ + Keith Vernon
Trumpets
Ramon Parcells+ Kevin Good Stephen Anderson+ + William Lucas
= Principal
+ + Assistant Principal Acting Principal Acting Assistant Principal oo Orchestra Fellow
These members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis.
Trombones
Nathaniel Gurin Joseph Skrzynski Randall Hawes Kenneth Thompkins oo
Bass Trombone
Randall Hawes
Tuba
Wesley Jacobs+
Timpani
Salvatore Rabbio+ Robert Pangbom+ +
Percussion
Robert Pangborn + Norman Fickett+ + Sam Tundo
Librarians Elkhonon Yoffe Treva Womble Charles Weaver, Assistant
Personnel Manager
Stephen Molina, Acting
Chairman of the Board Alfred R. Glancy III
Executive Director
Mark Volpe
The University Musical Society Choral Union
Dr. Thomas Sheets, conductor
David Tang, associate conductor
Jean Schneider-Claytor, rehearsal accompanist
Edith Leavis Bookstein, manager Donald Bryant, conductor emeritus
First Sopranos
Edith Leavis Bookstein Ann K. Burke Letitia Byrd Susan F. Campbell Young Cho Cassandra Cooper Kathryn Foster Elliott Laurie Erickson Lori Kathleen Gould Mary Kahn Carolyn Leyh Elizabeth Macnee Julie L. Mansell Loretta Meissner Margaret Nesse Amy C.L. Pennington Carole Lynch Pennington Sarah Severson Pollard Alice Schneider Susan Topol Margaret Warrick Mary Wigton Linda Kaye Woodman
Second Sopranos
Debra Joy Allen Cheryl D. Clarkson Kristin De Koster Kathy Neufeld Dunn Patricia Forsberg-Smith Marci Gilchrist Eleanore Hammett Doreen J. Jessen Stephanie Kosarin Ann Kathryn Kuelbs Loretta Lovalvo Marilyn Meeker Katherine M. Metres Audrey Murray Sara Peth Robina Quale Virginia Reese Mary A. Schieve Virginia Smith Patricia Tompkins Catherine Wadhams Barbara Hertz Wallgren Rachelle Barcus Warren Rita Whitcomb
First Altos
Yvonne M. Allen Leslie Austin Carol A. Beardmore Nancy Wilson Celebi Alice Cemiglia Laura A. Clausen Margaret Counihan Lynne De Benedette Deborah A. Dowson Anna Egert Anne Facione-Russell Marilyn Finkbeiner Martha Graedel Siri Gottlieb Nancy Houk Carol Hurwitz Carolyn King. Lisa Lava-Kellar Jessica Lind Jeannette Luton Patricia Kaiser McCloud Carol Milstein Joan L. Morrison Holly Muenchow Lotta Olvegard Marianne Page Jari Smith Jane Van Bolt Marianne Webster Susan West Amy White Janet Yoakam
Second Altos Martha K. Ause Loree Chalfant Anne C. Davis Andrea Foote Carol Kraemer Hohnke Katherine Klykylo Sally A. Kope Peggy Lin Frances Lyman Cheryl MacKrell Elizabeth Morgan Anne Ormand Irene Peterson Julie Ann Ritter Can-en Sandall
Beverly Slater Cynthia Sorenson Suzanne Stepick Nancy A. Swauger
First Tenors
Charles Cowley
Fr. Timothy J. Dombrowski
Michael J. Dunn
Peter Flintoft
Arthur Gulick
Alfred Hero
Forrest Hooper
Thomas Jameson
Robert E. Lewis
Paul Lowry
Robert MacGregor
Steven C. Pierce
Daniel Ringrose
Timothy Ryntz
Charles Spargur
Steve Billcheck
Robert Douglas
John Etsweiler III
Stephen Erickson
Father Marc A. Gawronski
Carl Gies
Albert P. Girod, Jr.
Theodore Hefley
David A. Jaeger
Henry Johnson
Martin G. Kope
David M. Rumford
Henry C. Schuman
Scott Silveira
Carl Smith
David Tang
First Basses
Chris Bartlett Fred L. Bookstein Michael Brand Thomas Bress John M. Brueger John Dryden C. William Ferguson K. John Jarrett Donald Kenney Joseph J. Kubis Lawrence Lohr
Charles Lovelace John MacKrell Robert A. Markley Joseph D. McCadden James Melby SolMetz Thomas Morrow John Gordon Ogden William Ribbens Sheldon Sandweiss James C. Schneider John T. Sepp Robert Warner
Second Basses
James David Anderson William Guy Barast Howard Bond Mark R. Bonnell Jonathan Burdette Daniel M. Burns, Jr. Kee Man Chang Jerry Cisarulc Don Faber Philip J. Gorman Donald Haworth Ramon Hernandez Charles T. Hudson Stephen Jones Mark K. Lindley William McAdoo Gerald Miller Mark C. Persiko Marc C. Ricard John P. Schauble Marshall S. Schuster William A. Simpson Jeff Spindler Robert Stawski Robert D. Strozier Kevin M. Taylor Terril O. Tompkins John Van Bolt C. Peter Younie

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