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UMS Concert Program, February 5-15, 2015: Tomasz Stańko; Jennifer Koh; Compagnie Non Nova; Mendelssohn's Elijah; Wynton Marsalis

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UMS PROGRAM BOOK
WINTER 2015

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN | ANN ARBOR

BE A

VICTOR FOR
THE ARTS.

AND INSPIRE A LIFETIME OF
CREATIVE DISCOVERY

Invest in the future of our community
by supporting UMS today.
Please send your gift to:
UMS Development
Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
or call 734.764.8489 or go to ums.org/support

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Be
Present.
UMS unleashes the power of the performing arts in
order to engage, educate, transform, and connect individuals with uncommon experiences. The
Winter 2015 Season is full of exceptional, world-class,
and truly inspiring performances.
WELCOME TO THE UMS EXPERIENCE.
WEÕRE GLAD YOUÕRE PRESENT.
ENJOY THE PERFORMANCE.

WELCOME.

ÒOne of the many treasures of the University of Michigan that my wife, Monica, and I greatly enjoy is UMS. With its rich legacy of bringing to our community the very best in the performing arts from around the world, UMS has brought great distinction to the University. Equally distinctive are UMSÕs outstanding educational programs that animate the performances and provide added value to our students, faculty, alumni, and regional community. Thank you for being part of this remarkable 136-year-old traditionÓ
MARK SCHLISSEL
President, University of Michigan

ÒThank you for joining us at this performance. One of the most exciting features of UMS is our deepened engagement with U-M students and faculty through new programs like our Engaging Performance course, Mellon Faculty Institute, UMS in the Curriculum, 21st Century Artist Internships, and other initiatives. You can learn more about these programs at ums.org/learn. On our site you can also learn about our Emmy Award-winning documentary on Hill Auditorium, discover Night School, link to our amazing online archive UMS Rewind, and share your views about todayÕs performance. You can also see the list of the other performances and events awaiting you this winter season on page 7. If I can ever be of assistance, please get in touch with me at kenfisch@umich.edu or at 734.647.1174Ó
KENNETH C. FISCHER
UMS President

ÒUMS is in its 136th season as an arts presenter, the oldest university-based arts presenting organization in the US. I am extremely honored to be serving in my second year as Chair of the UMS Board of Directors. In partnership with an outstanding staff, the UMS Board seeks to assure that UMS will be as strong and vital in the future as it is today. We invite you to join us in our Victors for UMS campaign, focusing on the goals of Access and Inclusiveness, Engaged Learning Through the Arts, and Bold Artistic Leadership. With your help, UMS can continue to be, as Wynton Marsalis has written, Ôour countryÕs finest presenting organizationÉand the standard bearers of excellenceÕ. Ó
STEPHEN G. PALMS
Chair, UMS Board of Directors

CONNECTING
AUDIENCES & ARTISTS
IN UNCOMMON & ENGAGING EXPERIENCES.

We want you to use this guide as a resource. Dig deeper. Get to know the artists. Figure out how it all comes together. We believe that the performing arts are extraordinary on their own, but we encourage you to explore, gain perspective, and understand the depth behind the experience. This book is designed to help you learn more about UMS, the community, and the artists on stage.

WINTER 2015 SEASON CALENDAR.
EDUCATION.
HISTORY.

BE PRESENT.

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UMS LEADERSHIP DONORS.
UMS CORPORATE CHAMPIONS.
FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, AND UNIVERSITY SUPPORT.

LEADERSHIP.

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THE EVENT PROGRAM.

THE EXPERIENCE.
THE PERFORMANCES.

LEADERSHIP.
SUPPORT.

PEOPLE.
GENEROUS UMS DONORS.

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GENERAL INFO.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS.
POLICIES.
GETTING INVOLVED.

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JOIN THE
CONVERSATION.
Like the performance?
Want to learn more?
Care to give feedback?
Want to connect with others?

JUST VISIT
UMSLOBBY.ORG.

BE PRESENT

WINTER 2015 SEASON CALENDAR.

7-11 Helen & Edgar
17 eighth blackbird
18 National Theatre Live: JOHN
23 Compagnie Marie Chouinard
24-25 Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, music director
Behzod Abduraimov, piano (1/24)
Denis Matsuev, piano (1/25)
Ford Honors Program (1/25)
31 Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia

5 Tomasz Sta.ko, trumpet
6 Jennifer Koh, violin
14 MendelssohnÕs Elijah
UMS Choral Union & Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Jerry Blackstone, conductor
14-21 Compagnie Non Nova
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Foehn
15 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
19 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick NŽzet-SŽguin, conductor
HŽlne Grimaud, piano
20 50th Anniversary Celebration:
The Campbell Brothers perform John ColtraneÕs A Love Supreme
21-22 Trisha Brown Dance Company
22 National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

8 Stratford Festival in HD: King Lear
1 2-13 A Bill Frisell Americana Celebration
1 3-14 Kyle Abraham
Abraham.In.Motion
15 RSC Live in HD: Love's Labour's Lost
22 Chicago Symphony Winds
25 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Jeremy Denk, piano

4 Gilberto Gil
9 Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester
16 Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock
17 Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
19 Artemis Quartet
22 RSC Live in HD: Much Ado About Nothing (aka Love's Labour's Won)
23 Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
Sunwook Kim, piano
24-26 Lyon Opera Ballet
Cinderella
26 Richard Goode, piano

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WINTER 2015 SEASON CALENDAR.

MAR

APR

Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.
Please visit www.ums.org for an up-to-date season calendar.
To learn more, see video previews, get in-depth performance descriptions,
and buy tickets, visit www.ums.org.

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UMS

IMMERSE YOURSELF.

WINTER 2015

UMS EDUCATION
EXPERIENCES.
At UMS, our mission goes beyond performance. We want you to create, to explore, and to experience extraordinary new things. That is why we offer a fascinating lineup of artist Q&As, conversations, workshops, and interactive experiences, each designed to bring you closer to performance and creation, and to expand your comfort zone. If you want to experience something new, different, highly engaging, and eye-opening, we encourage you to be present. Just look for the "Learn" icon.

EDUCATION.

UMS.ORG/LEARN

Photo: Timothy Krohn, orchestra director for Ann Arbor Huron High School, conducts during a school visit by ApolloÕs Fire, November 2014; photographer: Peter Smith Photography.

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UMS EDUCATIONAL &
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

NIGHT SCHOOL:
CURIOUS ABOUT DANCE
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
February 2-March 16, 2015 (no class on March 2)
U-M Alumni Center FounderÕs Room
(200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor)
For some, dance can seem like a mystery. For others, dance unlocks sights, sounds, ideas, and emotions unlike any other art form. How do you experience dance? On the heels of last seasonÕs popular UMS Night School: Bodies in Motion series, this yearÕs edition of Night School continues to explore dance. Both newcomers and dance aficionados alike are invited to build knowledge about dance and meet others who share an interest in the art form.
Hosted by Clare Croft, assistant professor of dance at the University of Michigan, these 90-minute ÒclassesÓ combine conversation, interactive exercises, and ÒlecturesÓ to draw you into the themes related to dance. Drop in to just one session, or attend them all. Events are free, and no pre-registration is required. Complete details available at www.ums.org/learn.

FEBRUARY
Words for Dance
Adapting Stories
Body Experiments
Dancing Scholarship

MARCH
Dancing Social Justice
Graduation and Reflection

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Photo: Trisha Brown Dance Company; photographer: Julieta Cervantes

UMS.ORG/LEARN

UMS

CAN
TRADITION
BUILD
THE
FUTURE?

WINTER 2015

At UMS, we believe it can. In our 136th season, we continue to showcase traditional performances alongside contemporary artists for an offering that is unlike anything available in the Midwest. UMS grew from a group of local members of the University and townspeople in the 1870s who gathered together for the study of HandelÕs Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Many Choral Union members were also affiliated with the University, and the University Musical Society was established soon after in December 1880.
Since that first season, UMS has expanded greatly and we now present the very best from a wide spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and global music performers, and contemporary stagework and classical theater. Through educational programming, the commissioning of new works, youth programs, artist residencies, and collaborative projects, we continue to strengthen our reputation for artistic distinction and innovation.

HISTORY.

Photo: Hill Auditorium in 1928.

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Leadership.
UMS believes in exceptional stewardship of the
performing arts, a responsibility shared by many in
our community. In the following pages, youÕll meet
some of the individuals and organizations that help
bring our season to the stage.

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UMS LEADERSHIP DONORS.
The following individuals have made gift commitments of $50,000 or more for the 2013Ð14 and/or 2014Ð15 seasons, or have established a permanent endowment of $100,000 or more as a part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign.

BERTRAM ASKWITH
PATTI ASKWITH KENNER
ÒThe arts have made a significant difference in my life and my daughterÕs life. I want every U-M student to have the opportunity to experience the impact of
the performing arts at UMS. This is why I am offering
every first and second year student one free ticket Ñ
BertÕs Ticket Ñ to introduce them to a cultural experience at Michigan.Ó

WINTER 2015

ILENE FORSYTH
ÒI want to help chamber music flourish in Ann Arbor. My support for the series began with its inception in 1963 and I continue to believe that these concerts help nurture our intellectual life as they stimulate and refresh us.Ó

EUGENE AND EMILY GRANT
ÒWe are proud to support UMS and the many programs they offer University students. It is great to know that students will have access to the greatest performing artists from around the world. The arts are an important part of a Michigan education.Ó

LEADERSHIP.

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MAXINE AND STUART FRANKEL
FOUNDATION
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
ÒWe are delighted to partner with UMS for the fourth year of the Renegade Series. Supporting Renegade programming allows UMS to provide experiences for the curious, adventurous, and experimental audience member Ñ allowing us to challenge our existing beliefs and push our own boundaries.Ó

WALLIS CHERNIACK KLEIN
ÒThe arts are a vital part of oneÕs education, encouraging one to appreciate complexity, to be creative, and to be inspired by excellence. Therefore, I established an endowment fund at UMS to guarantee that current and future generations of students are able to experience the arts.Ó

WINTER 2015

CANDIS AND HELMUT STERN
ÒUMS has enriched our lives for many years. In addition to benefiting us, it has enabled the University to recruit and retain talented faculty and students, making a valuable contribution to the quality of life in our community. We are delighted to have established an endowment fund to support a Chamber Arts performance at UMS each year to help preserve this treasure for future generations.Ó

ANN AND CLAYTON WILHITE
ÒDon't you agree that it is virtually impossible to find someone whose day hasn't been made better by a UMS music, theater, or dance performance? It could also be true that devoting more of your time, treasure, and talent to UMS will help you to live longer. From personal experience, you can count on us as believers. Come join us. See a performance, volunteer to help, write a check, bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you!Ó

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UMS CORPORATE CHAMPIONS.
The following businesses have made commitments of $5,000 or more
for the 2014Ð15 season.

DOUGLASS R. FOX
President, Ann Arbor Automotive
ÒWe at Ann Arbor Automotive are pleased to support the artistic variety and program excellence given to us by UMS.Ó

TIMOTHY G. MARSHALL
President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor
ÒWe take seriously our role as a community bank to invest in our community and Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to once again support the University Musical Society as a sponsor during the 2014Ð15 season. We are firm believers that the arts are vital to the vibrancy of our cities, both culturally and economically. While there have been sizable cuts in arts funding over the years by both the private and public sectors, Bank of Ann Arbor is delighted to continue to sponsor UMS year after year.Ó

WINTER 2015

JAMES LOFIEGO
Ann Arbor and South Central Michigan
Regional Bank President, Comerica Bank
ÒComerica is proud to support UMS. UMS continues to enrich the local community by bringing the finest performing arts to Ann Arbor, and weÕre pleased to continue to support this longstanding tradition.Ó

LEADERSHIP.

FAYE ALEXANDER NELSON
President, DTE Energy Foundation
ÒThe DTE Energy Foundation is pleased to support exemplary organizations like UMS that inspire the soul, instruct the mind, and enrich the community.Ó

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NANCY AND RANDALL FABER
Founders, Faber Piano Institute
ÒWe are proud to support UMS in its tradition of program excellence and outreach that enriches our thoughts, our families, and our community.Ó

JAMES G. VELLA
President, Ford Motor Company Fund
ÒThrough music and the arts, we are inspired to broaden our horizons, bridge differences among cultures, and set our spirits free. We are proud to support UMS and acknowledge the important role it plays in our community.Ó

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DAVID N. PARSIGIAN
Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
ÒIn our firmÕs tradition of supporting major cultural institutions, Honigman has been a long-time supporter of UMS. Our Ann Arbor office is proud to carry on that tradition on behalf of all of our attorneys, especially those who work and live in the Ann Arbor area. We all view the exceptional cultural experiences that UMS provides as key to the success of our community and our firm.Ó

MOHAMAD ISSA
Director, Issa Foundation
ÒThe Issa Foundation is sponsored by the Issa family, which has been established in Ann Arbor for the last 30 years, and is involved in local property management as well as area public schools. The Issa Foundation is devoted to the sharing and acceptance of culture in an effort to change stereotypes and promote peace. UMS has done an outstanding job bringing diverse and talented performers to Ann Arbor.Ó

KIRK ALBERT
Michigan Market President, KeyBank
ÒKeyBank remains a committed supporter of the performing arts in Ann Arbor and we commend UMS for bringing another season of great performances to the community. Thank you, UMS, for continuing the tradition.Ó

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ALBERT M. BERRIZ
CEO, McKinley, Inc.
ÒThe success of UMS is based on a commitment to present a diverse mix of quality cultural performances. McKinley is proud to support this tradition of excellence, which enhances and strengthens our community.Ó

THOMAS B. MCMULLEN
President and CEO, McMullen Properties
ÒI used to feel that a U-M-Ohio State football ticket was the best ticket in Ann Arbor. Not anymore. UMS provides the best in educational and artistic entertainment.Ó

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DENNIS SERRAS
Owner, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc.
ÒAs restaurant and catering service owners, we consider ourselves fortunate that our business provides so many opportunities for supporting UMS and its continuing success in bringing internationally acclaimed talent to the Ann Arbor community.Ó

SHARON J. ROTHWELL
Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chair, Masco Corporation Foundation
ÒMasco recognizes and appreciates the value the performing arts bring to the region and to our young people. We applaud the efforts of UMS for its diverse learning opportunities and the impact its programs have on our communities and the cultural leaders of tomorrow.Ó

LEADERSHIP.

MICHAEL SPRAGUE
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors America
ÒKia Motors recognizes the tremendous role that UMS plays in
our community through its enriching programs and we are pleased to help bring exceptional cultural and educational experiences to Michigan.Ó

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SCOTT MERZ
CEO, Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc. (MC3)
ÒMC3 is proud to support UMS in recognition of its success in creating a center of cultural richness in Michigan.Ó

STEPHEN G. PALMS
Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
ÒMiller Canfield proudly supports UMS for enhancing our quality of life by bringing the unfiltered immediacy of live performing arts to our community.Ó

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RICHARD L. DEVORE
Detroit and Southeast Michigan Regional President, PNC Bank
ÒPNC Bank is proud to support the efforts of UMS and the Ann Arbor community.Ó

TODD KEPHART
Managing Partner, Retirement Income Solutions, Inc.
ÒWith strong roots in the community for more than 30 years, our team of investment advisors is proud to support UMS. We recognize and appreciate UMSÕs successful history and applaud the organizationÕs ongoing commitment to presenting authentic, world-renowned artists to the Ann Arbor community.Ó

SAVA LELCAJ
Chief Executive Officer, Savco: Hospitality
ÒAt Savco Hospitality, we are delighted to support UMS, a wonderful cultural asset that inspires and challenges all of
us, and delivers the very best in performing arts season
after season.Ó

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JOE SESI
President, Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda
ÒUMS is an important cultural asset for our community. The Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine organization.Ó

JOHN W. STOUT
President, Stout Systems
ÒSupporting UMS is really a labor of love Ñ love of music and the performing arts and love of arts advocacy and education. Everyone at Stout Systems knows we cannot truly be successful without helping to make our community a better place. It is an honor to be part of the UMS family.Ó

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OSAMU ÒSIMONÓ NAGATA
President, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
ÒToyota Technical Center is proud to support UMS, an organization with a long and rich history of serving diverse audiences through a wide variety of arts programming.Ó

TIFFANY FORD
President, University of Michigan Credit Union
ÒThank you to UMS for enriching our lives. The University of Michigan Credit Union is proud to be a part of another great season of performing arts.Ó

LEADERSHIP.

MARK SCHLISSEL
President, University of Michigan
ÒThe arts are a critical part of a complete education. The University of Michigan is proud to support UMS, which brings outstanding artists to our campus and provides unique educational opportunities for our students.Ó

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FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, AND UNIVERSITY SUPPORT.
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations, government agencies, and University of Michigan units:

$500,000 AND ABOVE
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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$20,000-$499,000
Anonymous
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

$5,000-$19,999
The Seattle Foundation
University of Michigan Third Century Initiative

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PRELUDE DINNERS.

Park early, dine with fellow patrons, and enjoy a delicious meal while learning more about the evening's concert from our guest speakers at UMS Prelude Dinners. $75 per person. For further information and reservations, please call Esther Barrett at 734.764.8489.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, February 19, 5:30 pm
Rackham Building
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 pm
Rackham Building
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, April 23, 5:30 pm
Rackham Building

THE
EXPERIENCE.

GETTING THE MOST
OUT OF THE PERFORMANCE
We know that people enjoy the performance experience in different ways, so we encourage you to think about making choices when you enter the venue that allow you to be present, leave the worries of the day outside, and prepare to receive what the experience holds in store.
Be aware of your surroundings. Connect with the artist or ensemble. What they have to share is a very special gift that comes from a lifetime of training. One of the joys of attending live performances is the ability to share our experiences with one another, so revel in your opportunity to socialize, talk to your friends, discuss the performance, or simply say ÒhelloÓ to someone new. Feel the energy that a room full of people creates. Look around and take in the entire picture. What goes on in this venue and in this community is truly unique and special, and we must all cherish and protect it.

Photo: Chris Thile (R) and Edgar Meyer at the Michigan Theater, October 2014; photographer: Jamie Geysbeek Photography.

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PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
Turn off cell phones and electronic devices. We all know how terrible it is when a phone rings during a performance. It breaks that special bond between a performer and the audience. Illuminated screens on phones are also a visual distraction in a darkened theater.
Our volunteer ushers are invaluable. They will show you to your seat, give you a program, help solve any problem, answer questions, and welcome you to the experience. Please do not hesitate to ask them for help.
Wear what you want to the performance Ñ this is Ann Arbor, after all! If you feel inspired to dress in some way related to the show, go for it. Express your own creativity.
Unwrapping candies and cough drops before the performance begins cuts down on disruptive noise while the performance is in progress.
Think about whether it is necessary to wear your favorite perfume to the performance. Chances are that the folks sitting around you may appreciate
an unscented experience.
The Good News: most of our performance spaces have world-class acoustics. The Bad News: that means that when you cough or sneeze you make an especially clear statement to fellow audience members and performers alike. Feel free to ask an usher for cough drops when you arrive at a UMS Choral Union Series event and please consider bringing cough drops with you to our other events. ItÕs noisy even if you cover your mouth!
Thankfully, we manage to keep last-minute changes to a minimum, but please remember that all artists and programs are subject to change at a momentÕs notice.
Programs with larger print are available. Ask an usher.
We make every effort to begin performances on time. The actual start time of a performance always reflects a combination of considerations. Late seating is not guaranteed. If you arrive after a performance has begun, we will seat you if there is an appropriate late seating break in the program. We work together with the artists to determine late seating breaks that will not disrupt their performance or the experience of the audience.

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PEOPLE.
Those who work to bring you UMS performances each season

Photo: UMS patrons attend San Francisco Symphony at Hill Auditorium, November 2014;
photographer: Peter Smith Photography.

UMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The UMS Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers devoted to the performing arts and to our community. Their hard work ensures that UMS is able to offer outstanding performances year after year.

Stephen G. Palms
Chair
Stephen R. Forrest
Vice Chair
Joel D. Howell
Secretary
David N. Parsigian
Treasurer
Rachel Bendit
Janet Callaway
David Canter
Mark Clague
Lisa D. Cook
Julia Donovan Darlow
Monique Deschaine
Tiffany L. Ford
Katherine Goldberg
Richard F. Gutow
Stephen Henderson
Daniel Herwitz
Christopher Kendall
S. Rani Kotha
Frank Legacki
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
Donald L. Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns
Sarah Nicoli
Timothy Petersen
Martha E. Pollack
Sharon Rothwell
Mark S. Schlissel
Linh Song
Cheryl L. Soper
Rick Sperling
Victor J. Strecher
Karen Jones Stutz
Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools
A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair, Corporate Council
David Herzig
Past Board Chair
Bruce Tuchman
Chair, National Council
Pat Bantle
Chair, Advisory Committee

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UMS SENATE
The UMS Senate is composed of former members of the Board of Directors who dedicate time and energy to UMS and our community. Their ongoing commitment and gracious support of UMS are greatly appreciated.

Wadad Abed
Michael C. Allemang
Carol L. Amster
Gail Davis-Barnes
Kathleen Benton
Lynda Berg
Richard S. Berger
Maurice S. Binkow
DJ Boehm
Lee C. Bollinger
Charles W. Borgsdorf
Janice Stevens-Botsford
Paul C. Boylan
William M. Broucek
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Robert Buckler
Letitia J. Byrd
Kathleen G. Charla
Mary Sue Coleman
Jill A. Corr
Peter B. Corr
Ronald M. Cresswell
Martha Darling
Hal Davis
Sally Stegeman DiCarlo
Robert F. DiRomualdo
Junia Doan
Al Dodds
James J. Duderstadt
Aaron P. Dworkin
David Featherman
David J. Flowers
George V. Fornero
Maxine J. Frankel
Patricia M. Garcia
Beverley B. Geltner
Christopher Genteel
Anne Glendon
Patricia Green
William S. Hann
Shelia M. Harden
Randy J. Harris
Walter L. Harrison
Norman G. Herbert
Deborah S. Herbert
Carl W. Herstein
David Herzig
Peter N. Heydon
Toni Hoover
Kay Hunt
Alice Davis Irani
Stuart A. Isaac
Thomas E. Kauper
David B. Kennedy
Gloria James Kerry
Thomas C. Kinnear
Marvin Krislov
F. Bruce Kulp
Leo A. Legatski
Melvin A. Lester
Earl Lewis
Patrick B. Long
Helen B. Love
Cynthia MacDonald
Robert C. Macek
Judythe H. Maugh
Rebecca McGowan
Barbara Meadows
Joetta Mial
Lester Monts
Alberto Nacif
Shirley C. Neuman
Jan Barney Newman
Roger Newton
Len Niehoff
Gilbert S. Omenn
Joe E. OÕNeal
Randall Pittman
Phil Power
John D. Psarouthakis
Rossi Ray-Taylor
John W. Reed
Todd Roberts
Richard H. Rogel
Prudence L. Rosenthal
A. Douglas Rothwell
Judy Dow Rumelhart
Maya Savarino
Ann Schriber
Edward R. Schulak
John J.H. Schwarz
Erik H. Serr
Ellie Serras
Joseph A. Sesi
Harold T. Shapiro
George I. Shirley
John O. Simpson
Timothy P. Slottow
Anthony L. Smith
Carol Shalita Smokler
Jorge A. Solis
Peter Sparling
James C. Stanley
Lois U. Stegeman
Edward D. Surovell
James L. Telfer
Susan B. Ullrich
Michael D. VanHermert
Eileen Lappin Weiser
B. Joseph White
Marina v.N. Whitman
Clayton E. Wilhite
Iva M. Wilson
Karen Wolff

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LEADERSHIP.

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THE EVENT
PROGRAM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 THROUGH
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
TOMASZ STA.KO
Thursday, February 5, 7:30 pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
JENNIFER KOH
Friday, February 6, 8:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium
COMPAGNIE NON NOVA
AFTERNOON OF A FOEHN
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 pm Thursday, February 19, 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 14, 5:00 pm Friday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 14, 7:00 pm Friday, February 20, 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 15, 2:00 pm Saturday, February 21, 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 15, 5:00 pm Saturday, February 21, 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 15, 7:00 pm Saturday, February 21, 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm
Skyline High School Experimental Theater
MENDELSSOHNÕS ELIJAH
Saturday, February 14, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH
WYNTON MARSALIS
Sunday, February 15, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

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We want this program book to engage you in a conversation that deepens your experience and connection to the performance both inside the theater and after you leave it. We are always conserving resources at UMS. If you are coming to multiple performances within a program book edition, please keep your book and return with it.

TONIGHTÕS VICTORS FOR UMS:
U-M COPERNICUS PROGRAM IN
POLISH STUDIES
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U-M CENTER FOR WORLD PERFORMANCE STUDIES
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CULTURE.PL
SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENINGÕS PERFORMANCE BY TOMASZ STA.KO.

UMS PRESENTS
TOMASZ STA.KO

New Balladyna Quartet
Tomasz Sta.ko, Trumpet
Tim Berne, Saxophones
John HŽbert, Bass
Jim Black, Drums
Thursday Evening, February 5, 2015 at 7:30
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre ¥ Ann Arbor

36th Performance of the 136th Annual Season
21st Annual Jazz Series
Photo: Tomasz Sta.ko; photographer: John Rogers, ECM Records.

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This eveningÕs program will be announced by the artists from the stage and
will be performed without intermission.

TonightÕs performance is sponsored by the U-M Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, U-M Center for World Performance Studies, and The Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Endowed support from the JazzNet Endowment Fund.
Special thanks to Piotr Micha.owski for his participation in events surrounding tonightÕs performance and to Marysia Ostafin and Kwasi Ampene for their assistance in the planning of this residency.
Media partnership provided by WEMU 89.1 FM.
Tomasz Sta.ko records for ECM Records.

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TOMASZ STA.KO

TOMASZ STAN.KO debuted at the end of the 1950s in Krak—w. Joachim Ernst Berendt considered him the first free-jazz trumpeter in Europe. The 1990s saw Mr. Stan«koÕs return to the jazz summit and another phase of his collaboration with ECM Records. His quartet was hailed as the best jazz group of the decade Ñ aÊrare top rating for the album Leosia in the Penguin Jazz Guide. The subsequent ECM releases, Soul of Things and Suspended Night, both recorded at the beginning of the new century, have brought him into the orbit of the American market, where he has been touring regularly ever since. In 2002, he was the first winner of the European Jazz Prize awarded in Vienna. For eight years now, Mr. Stan«ko has been regularly ranked among the worldÕs top ten jazz trumpeters and composers in the prestigious Down Beat magazine poll.
In 2010, Mr. Stan«koÕs autobiography Desperado was published and is as bestselling as his records. In 2011, The Smithsonian Institution, the worldÕs largest complex of museums and educational and research centers, published a six-CD collection Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, which is concluded with Mr. Stan«koÕs composition Suspended Night Variation VIII, an honor bestowed on aÊvery few non-US artists. In the same year, the President of Poland, Bronis.aw Komorowski, awarded Mr. Stan«ko the CommanderÕs Cross with Star of the Order of Rebirth of Poland.
2013 brought aÊnew album, Wis.awa. Like his early hero Miles Davis, Mr. Stan«ko has aÊgift for shaping great bands, and this one, formed in the worldÕs jazz capital, overflows with promise. In the up-tempo pieces all four players seem to enter new territory, with very exciting results. The double-album program of new compositions by Mr. Stan«ko is inspired by the poetry of Wis.awa Szymborska, the Polish poet, essayist, and Nobel Laureate,Êwho died in 2012.
In 2014, Mr. Stan«ko was honored with three prestigious awards: The Culture Creator, the title awarded annually by the most influential Polish weekly Polityka; The European Musician Prize, awarded for the current and lifetime achievement by The French lÕAcadŽmie du Jazz; and The German Record CriticsÕ Award, one of three annual honorary awards given by an independent association of more than 140 music journalists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
At the invitation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Mr. Stan«ko wrote Polin Suite, which was released on CD by the Museum and then performed at the opening ceremony of its permanent exhibition at the end of October 2014.
UMS welcomes Mr. Stan«ko as he makes his UMS debut this evening.

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TONIGHTÕS VICTORS FOR UMS:
DENNIS AND
ELLIE SERRAS
SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENINGÕS PERFORMANCE BY JENNIFER KOH.

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 19, 4 pm
Rackham Auditorium
PROGRAM
Dvorù‡k Quartet in F Major, Op. 96
(ÒAmericanÓ)
Vasks Quartet No. 5
Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
SUPPORTED BY
Jerry and Gloria Abrams
MEDIA PARTNER
WGTE 91.3 FM

Tickets on Sale Now
For more information, visit
www.ums.org or call 734.764.2538.

UMS PRESENTS
JENNIFER
KOH

Friday Evening, February 6, 2015 at 8:00
Rackham Auditorium ¥ Ann Arbor

37th Performance of the 136th Annual Season
52nd Annual Chamber Arts Series
Photo: Jennifer Koh; photographer: Juergen Frank.

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Bach and Beyond, Part III
J. S. Bach
Sonata No. 2 in a minor, BWV 1003
Grave
Fuga
Andante
Allegro
Luciano Berio
Sequenza VIII for Solo Violin
John Harbison
For Violin Alone
Commissioned by UMS, New York's 92nd Street Y, and Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley
INTERMISSION
Bach
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
Adagio
Fuga
Largo
Allegro assai

TonightÕs performance is supported by Dennis and Ellie Serras.
Special thanks to Kipp Cortez for coordinating the pre-concert music on the Charles Baird Carillon.
Media partnership provided by WGTE 91.3 FM, WDET 101.9 FM, and WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Ms. Koh appears by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists, New York, NY.

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JEINNIFER KOH

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BACH AND BEYOND

The six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach have long been considered definitive works for solo violin. While exploring the history of solo violin works written from BachÕs time to the present day, I have found direct and indirect connections to BachÕs Sonatas and Partitas in nearly every composition I have uncovered. Although written nearly 300 years ago, they have proven to be a summit for composers and violinists today and throughout Western classical music history.
I have always believed that music is a direct conversation and reflection of the world in which we live. Having grown up in a time when people have declared classical music to be a dead art form, I have found it necessary to understand why I am committed to this art form and why I believe classical music is relevant and meaningful to present society. I have found that contemporary music recreates the thread that connects us to past works of art and ultimately shapes how we listen and perform music from all time periods.
Bach and Beyond presents the works of Bach that I have long loved, in communion with the music of contemporary composers that I am dedicated to championing. I hope that each program helps strengthen the connection between our past and present worlds through a historical journey of solo violin works from the six Sonatas and Partitas by Bach to newly commissioned works.
BachÕs Sonatas and Partitas were written over a 17-year period and, to parallel his wide range in age and life experience as he wrote those works, I commissioned composers who not only varied in age but came from distinct schools of composition. Bach and Beyond, Parts I and II included premieres by composers Phil Kline, Missy Mazzoli, Kaija Saariaho, and John Zorn, as well as video artist Tal Rosner. Completing the commissions in Bach and Beyond, Part III is American composer John Harbison, an Žminence grise of American music, with a new work titled For Violin Alone.
I have come to understand BachÕs complete works for solo violin as a musical journal of his life and development as an artist. While Bach and Beyond, Parts I and II explored themes of birth and transcendence, Bach and Beyond, Part III explores the idea of development by highlighting the evolution of BachÕs fugal form. BachÕs second and third sonatas contain fugues that expand upon the one in his first sonata in both size and motif. This form reaches its apex in the C-Major fugue of the third sonata, BachÕs largest movement in all his works for solo violin and a testament of the formÕs architectural possibilities. While the fugue is a form that creates development through the layering of a single musical theme, Bach and Beyond, Part III as a program is analogous to this form in how it pairs its two Bach sonatas with music that has very literal connections to other Bach works from Bach and Beyond, Parts I and II. Both BerioÕs Sequenza VIII and HarbisonÕs For Violin Alone are based on BachÕs Partita form: Sequenza VIII is based on BachÕs ÒChaconneÓ from Partita No. 2 while For Violin Alone consists of six dance movements with an additional Epilogue. Ultimately, I hope that the overlapping themes of BachÕs music as highlighted in each individual program of Bach and Beyond will come to life in todayÕs program: BachÕs music transformed within the works by Berio and Harbison, creating a circularity and symmetry to Bach and Beyond.
Ñ Jennifer Koh

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Sonata No. 2 in a minor,
BWV 1003 (1720)
Sonata No. 3 in C Major,
BWV 1005 (1720)
J. S. Bach
Born March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany
Died July 28, 1750 in Leipzig
UMS premieres: BachÕs Sonata No. 2 was premiered by violinist Nina Beilina, December 1979 in Rackham Auditorium. Sonata No. 3 was premiered by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, November 1943 in Hill Auditorium.
SNAPSHOTS OF HISTORYÉIN 1720:
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Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm (Great Northern War)

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Jonathan Swift begins GulliverÕs Travels

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Il teatro alla moda, a satirical pamphlet by Benedetto Marcello, is published anonymously in Venice

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Anna Maria Mozart (mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) born

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The first yacht club in the world, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, is founded in Ireland

Johann Sebastian Bach was not the first to write unaccompanied works for violin. To name but one example, Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656Ð1705) had composed a suite for Òviolon seul sans basseÓ as early as 1683. But no one Ñ either before or after Bach Ñ ever gave the medium the same amount of attention that Bach lavished on it in the three sonatas and three partitas written at Kšthen around 1720. The Six Solos, as Bach called them, were copied into one of the most beautiful Bach autographs known today (there are several facsimile editions available).
Although best known in his own day as a virtuoso organist, Bach was also a professional-level violinist. His first job Ñ for a few months in 1703, when he was 18-years old Ñ was actually as a violin player in Weimar. Bach was therefore intimately familiar with the technique of the instrument, and in his unaccompanied violin works he demonstrated that knowledge by offering a true encyclopedia of Baroque violin playing.
The three sonatas follow the four-movement structure (slow-fast-slow-fast) of the Baroque sonata da chiesa (church sonata). The opening movements are essentially preludes, not unlike those in the Well-tempered Clavier. (The Sonata No. 3 ÒAdagioÓ exists, in fact, in a keyboard arrangement listed in the Bach catalogue as BWV 968). The elaborate ornamentation of these preludes and their frequently modulating (sometimes chromatic) harmonies serve as introductions to the fugues that follow in each case. The latter represent a special virtuoso feat in an unaccompanied work where a single violin has to play all the voices. The third movements are lyrical statements marked "Andante" or "Largo"; these are instrumental arias organized in two unequal but analogous sections. Finally, the last movements consist mainly of perpetual motion in rapid 16th-notes, serving as a vehicle for harmonic and structural intricacies while at the same offering a great technical challenge to the violinist.

Sequenza VIII for Solo Violin
(1975Ð76)
Luciano Berio
Born October 24, 1925 in Oneglia, Italy
Died May 27, 2003 in Rome
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS recital.
SNAPSHOTS OF HISTORYÉIN 1976:
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Live from Lincoln CenterÊdebuts onÊPBS

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US President Gerald Ford defeats challenger Ronald Reagan in three Republican presidential primaries

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Patty Hearst is found guilty of armed robbery of a San Francisco bank

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Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

A pioneer of electronic music and a member of the post-war Darmstadt avant-garde, Luciano Berio was equally devoted to history, as shown by his numerous arrangements of music from the past. Making the distinction between modern and post-modern all but meaningless, Berio directed IRCAMÕs department of elecroacoustics in Paris, taught at Juilliard and Harvard, and created a rich and extremely diverse oeuvre encompassing everything from musical theater to concertos, from a set of piano works inspired by the four elements to a transcription of Beatles songs.
BerioÕs extraordinary series of Sequenze encompasses 14 works, each for a different unaccompanied instrument (including voice), composed over a period of more than 40 years. In these compositions Berio stretched the very limits of each instrumentÕs capabilities while developing an idiom in which elements of the postwar avant-garde were infused with a new expressivity.
The violin Sequenza is, perhaps, best described in the words of German violinist Carolin Widmann, who wrote the following introduction to the Universal score:
The piece circles around the note ÔA,Õ which stands in a permanent conflict with its neighbor ÔB,Õ but always in a brave, modified, varied, and sequenced sense. The note spins onwards through all states of existence over 10 large UE pages, before landing on a 10-second-long double-stopped ÔAÐB:Õ 10 seconds of ÔAÐBÕ which are eternity.
But the dissonance and resistance have lost their monstrosity by then, and the ÔAÐBÕ combination sounds almost like resolution and closure. The initially impenetrable fundamental problem transforms itself over 10 minutes of performance (and life) into its own resolution. Great art.
Program notes by Peter Laki.

For Violin Alone (2014)
John Harbison
Born December 20, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS recital.
World premiere: January 31, 2015 in New York City.
SNAPSHOTS OF HISTORYÉIN 2014:
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Latvia officially adopts the euro as its currency and becomes the 18th member of the Eurozone

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The XXII Olympic Winter Games are held in Sochi, Russia

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The US military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIS militants

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The Roman Catholic Church beatifies Pope Paul VI

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JEINNIFER KOH

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Scan for an interview! Composer and UMS Lobby contributor Garrett Schumann interviews violinist Jennifer Koh.
Download a free QR code reader app on your smart phone, point your camera at the code, and scan to see multimedia content; or visit www.umslobby.org to find these stories.

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Please refer to Jennifer KohÕs Bach and Beyond introductory note on page 9 for further information on HarbisonÕs For Violin Alone.

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ARTIST

JENNIFER KOH is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She is dedicated to performing the violin repertoire of all eras from traditional to contemporary, believing that the past and present form a continuum. Since the 1994Ð95 season when she won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, she has been heard with leading orchestras worldwide and appears frequently at major music centers and festivals as a prolific recitalist. The exploration of BachÕs music and its influence in todayÕs musical landscape has played an important role in her artistic journey. Her Bach and Beyond recital series explores the history of the solo violin repertoire, pairing BachÕs six Sonatas and Partitas with works by contemporary composers including commissions, and her Two x Four project with violinist Jaime Laredo, her former teacher from the Curtis Institute of Music, features four double concerti including BachÕs Double Violin Concerto and new commissions. She recently launched the video series ÒOff Stage On Record,Ó which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a concert artist, on her YouTube channel,
www.youtube.com/jenniferkohviolin. Future projects include Bridge to Beethoven, a series of recitals with pianist Shai Wosner pairing BeethovenÕs Violin Sonatas with new works by Andrew Norman, Vijay Iyer, and Anthony Cheung; and a recital of BachÕs complete Sonatas and Partitas staged by director Robert Wilson. Ms. Koh regularly records for the Cedille label. Her most recent albums include Signs, Games and Messages recorded with Mr. Wosner and Two x Four with Mr. Laredo. For further information, please visit www.jenniferkoh.com.

WINTER 2015

JEINNIFER KOH

UMS ARCHIVES

TonightÕs recital marks Jennifer KohÕs third appearance under UMS auspices following her UMS debut replacing violinist Julia Fischer in a solo violin recital in March 2010 at Rackham Auditorium. Ms. Koh later performed the role of Einstein/Solo Violinist in the first of three preview performances debuting the new production of Robert Wilson and Philip GlassÕs opera Einstein on the Beach in January 2012 at the Power Center.

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UMS EDUCATIONAL &
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

TUNE IN WITH UMSÊ
Tune In with UMS for a brief pre-performance talk before select performances. Just
15 minutes long, each Tune In will offer interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about, listening to, and watching the performance. Tune Ins are hosted by Shannon Fitzsimons, UMS Campus Engagement Specialist and dramaturg, and composer Garrett Schumann, who will be joined by occasional special guests.

MendelssohnÕs Elijah
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Mezzanine Lobby
with special guest: conductor Jerry Blackstone
Trisha Brown Dance Company
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Power Center Lobby
Bill Frisell
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
Michigan League Henderson Room,
Third Floor

Photo: Bill Frisell; photographer: Monica Frisell

UMS.ORG/LEARN

TONIGHTÕS VICTORS FOR UMS:
RENEGADE VENTURES FUND, ESTABLISHED BY MAXINE AND STUART FRANKEL
SUPPORTERS OF THE PERFORMANCES OF
AFTERNOON OF A FOEHN BY COMPAGNIE NON NOVA.

KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION
Friday, March 13, 8 pm [NOTE NEW DATE]
Saturday, March 14, 8 pm
Power Center
Two different programs inspired by
civil rights movements in the US and South Africa.
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FUNDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE
New England Foundation for the ArtsÕ National Dance Project, the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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UMS PRESENTS
AFTERNOON OF
A FOEHN

A production of
Compagnie Non Nova
Artistic Director
Phia MŽnard
Performed by
Jean-Louis Ouvrard
Saturday Afternoon, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 Thursday Evening, February 19, 2015 at 9:00
Saturday Afternoon, February 14, 2015 at 5:00 Friday Evening, February 20, 2015 at 7:00
Saturday Evening, February 14, 2015 at 7:00 Friday Evening, February 20, 2015 at 9:00
Sunday Afternoon, February 15, 2015 at 2:00 Saturday Afternoon, February 21, 2015 at 2:00
Sunday Afternoon, February 15, 2015 at 5:00 Saturday Afternoon, February 21, 2015 at 5:00
Sunday Evening, February 15, 2015 at 7:00 Saturday Evening, February 21, 2015 at 7:00
Thursday Evening, February 19, 2015 at 7:00
Skyline High School Experimental Theater ¥ Ann Arbor

38th, 39th, 40th, 42nd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 48th, 49th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, and 54th Performances of the 136th Annual Season
International Theater Series
Photo: Afternoon of a Foehn; photographer: Jean-Luc Beaujault.

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UMS

CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic DirectorÊ
Phia MŽnard

Assisted by
Jean-Luc Beaujault
Performed by
Jean-Louis Ouvrard
SoundtrackÊ
Ivan RousselÊ(using Claude DebussyÕs Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
Stage Manager
Olivier Gicquiaud
Sound EngineerÊ
Ivan RousselÊalternating with
Olivier Gicquiaud, Claire Fesselier,
and Mateo Provost
Puppet DesignÊ
Phia MŽnard
Puppet Manufacturer
Claire Rigaud

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PROGRAM

This program runs approximately 25 minutes in duration and is performed
without intermission.

These performances are supported by the Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and
Stuart Frankel.
Endowed support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund.
The Non Nova company is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/DRAC des Pays de la Loire, Conseil RŽgional des Pays de la Loire (Regional Council for the Pays de la Loire), Conseil GŽnŽral de Loire-Atlantique (General Council for the Loire-Atlantique region), and Nantes City Council.
The company is supported by the Institut Franais (FranceÕs international cultural relations body) and the Foundation BNP Paribas.

AFTERNOON OF A FOEHN

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BE PRESENT

IN THE BEGINNINGÉ

This performance piece was originally commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Nantes for the 2008 science fair, Fte des Sciences. The theme of the year was Òmovement,Ó and one of the criteria was that this piece had to be presented within the walls of the museum, a space which rarely houses live performances.
Sitting alone in the museum for nights on end, Phia MŽnard became fascinated by the Evolution of Species gallery. She was struck by the silence and stillness of all those wild animals assembled in the same space. Aware of how it would be impossible in reality to be in the presence of all those living animals, she decided to create a piece based on the notion of human beings as creators, but also as destroyers.
As part of her artistic project I.C.E. Ð InjonglabilitŽ ComplŽmentaire des Elements (Complementary Unjugglability of the Elements) Ms. MŽnard began experimenting with air and wind. She had the idea of using ventilators to blow air onto the stuffed animals, fanning their fur, as if breathing life back into them.
The next step was the addition of an everyday object; an object void of humanity and also a major source of pollution when not recycled properly: a plastic bag. Transforming a simple plastic bag into a charming, graceful little character affirms the intervention of humans on nature. A human being creates the puppet and then also takes its life away.
Manipulated by the flow of air, the plastic bags swirl and twirl to Claude DebussyÕs most famous ballet score, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

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ARTISTS

COMPAGNIE NON NOVA was founded in 1998 by Phia MŽnard with the desire to approach juggling from a different angle, through the scenic and dramaturgical structure of each piece. ÒNon nova, sed noveÓ (Not new things, but in a new way) is the companyÕs founding precept.
Ê The many multidisciplinary projects of the company have brought together artists, technicians, and thinkers from various disciplines with diverse experiences. It is not a collective but rather a professional collaborative team, with Phia MŽnard in charge of the artistic direction. The company researches and bases their works on the abstract ideas of matter and transformation.
Various projects by Compagnie Non Nova have been staged worldwide. In 2013, Compagnie Non Nova received an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for their show LÕaprs-midi dÕun foehn (Afternoon of a Foehn).
The company is based in Nantes, France. For more information, please visit www.cienonnova.com.

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PHIA MƒNARD has trained in modern dance, mime, acting, and juggling. After studying juggling techniques and theatrical composition with JŽr™me Thomas, her desire to write for the stage grew, and she defined her personal vision of contemporary art forms.
Ms. MŽnard first gained critical recognition as a creator for her show Ascenseur, fantasmagorie pour Žlever les gens et les fardeaux (Elevator, Phantasmagoria for Elevating People and Burdens) with Compagnie Non Nova in 2001. Acclaimed for her original and personal way of working, Ms. MŽnard was invited to become an artistic associate at the Le CarrŽ in Chateau-Gontier, France. She continued to develop her work around the notion of Òunjugglability.Ó
In 2008, Ms. MŽnard revealed her new identity with her decision to change gender. Her artistic career also took a new direction with the project I.C.E. Ð InjonglabilitŽ ComplŽmentaire des Elements (Complementary Unjugglability of the Elements), which was a study of the idea of transformation and erosion in nature. The piece ÒP.P.PÓ is based on the theme of identity and confronts the fear of change.
Ms. MŽnard has also participated in discussions at the International Center for Training in the Performing Arts (CIFAS) with philosopher and author Beatriz Preciado about issues of gender in art.
In January 2014, Ms. MŽnard received the decoration of Chevalier de lÕordre des Arts et des LettresÊ(Knight Order of Arts and Letters)Êby the French Minister of Culture and Communication.
Ms. MŽnard is currently in the midst of creating Plays of Water and Vapor and preparing a new work entitled Belle dÕHier (YesterdayÕs Beauty) that will premiere in June 2015.

JEAN-LOUIS OUVRARD has been a professional actor since 1983, and is trained in contemporary dance, clown, mime, vocal techniques, gestural theater, and object theater.
Mr. Ouvrard co-founded the ThŽ‰tre ZOU in 1991, and has subsequently performed for that company and many others throughout France as an actor and puppeteer.
Mr. Ouvrard is also a choreographer and costume designer.
UMS welcomes both Compagnie Non Nova and Jean-Louis Ouvrard in their UMS debuts this week.

Photographer: Sean Dennie

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AFTERNOON OF A FOEHN

Company Credits
Staff
Claire Massonnet, Production, AdministrationÊ
Honorine Meunier, Clarisse Merot, Production AssistantsÊ
Adrien Poulard, Public Relations
In 2014, Compagnie Non Nova / Phia MŽnard became an artist associated with the Espace Malraux Scne nationale de ChambŽry et de la Savoie for four years.
Warm thanks to Pierre Orefice, to the teachers and pupils at the Gaston Serpette School in Nantes (the nursery classes and the youngest class in the primary section 2008/2009), to Pierre Watelet and Mathilde Carton from the Natural History Museum of Nantes, and to Pascal Leroux from Collectif la Valise in Nantes.

UMS EDUCATIONAL &
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

YOU CAN DANCE

Ann Arbor Y (400 W. Washington Street)
Ever wonder what itÕs like to be a dancer? Join dancers from each company on the UMS season for free beginner movement workshops exploring each of the companyÕs movement styles. Ages 13+.

Trisha Brown Dance Company, Saturday, February 21, 10:45 amÐ12 noon
Abraham.In.Motion, Saturday, March 14, 1:30Ð3:00 pm
Lyon Opera Ballet, Saturday, April 25, 1:30Ð3:00 pm

UMS.ORG/LEARN

TONIGHTÕS VICTOR FOR UMS:
RICHARD AND LILLIAN IVES ENDOWMENT FUND
PROVIDING ENDOWED SUPPORT OF THIS EVENINGÕS PERFORMANCE OF MENDELSSOHNÕS ELIJAH.

SAVE
THE
DATES

Looking for some participatory musical entertainment this summer? The UMS Choral Union invites you to take part in its 22nd season of Summer Sings.
All singers are invited to these popular choral reading sessions on Monday nights. Just come as you are to these no-audition, no-performance evenings of memorable music-making.
Stamps Auditorium
Monday, June 15, 2015ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ
Monday, August 3, 2015ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ
Hill Auditorium
Monday, July 6, 2015
Please visit www.UMS.org/choralunion
for more information and registration.

UMS PRESENTS
MENDELSSOHNÕS ELIJAH

Composed by
Felix Mendelssohn
Jerry Blackstone, Conductor

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
The Elm City GirlsÕ Choir
Rebecca Rosenbaum, Music Director
Julianna DiÊGiacomo, Soprano
Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Dean Peterson, Bass-Baritone
.Francesco von BŸlow, Boy Soprano*
Virginia Thorne-Herrmann, Soprano
*Kieren Grossman, Understudy
Scott VanOrnum, Organ

Saturday Evening, February 14, 2015 at 8:00
Hill Auditorium ¥ Ann Arbor

41st Performance of the 136th Annual Season
Photo: UMS Choral Union and conductor Jerry Blackstone in HandelÕs Messiah in 2011 at Hill Auditorium; photographer: Mark Gjukich Photography.

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PROGRAM

Part I
Introduction
Recitative Mr. Peterson
I Kings 17: 1 Elijah: As God the Lord of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but
according to my word.
Overture
The drought
1. Chorus
Jeremiah 8: 20 Help, Lord! wilt thou quite destroy us? The harvest now is over, the summer days are gone, and yet no power
cometh to help us! Will then the Lord be no more God in Zion?
Lamentations 4: 4 The deep affords no water, and the rivers are exhausted! The sucklingÕs tongue now cleaveth for thirst to his mouth; the infant children ask for bread, and there is no one breaketh it to feed them!
2. Duet with chorus Ms. Di Giacomo and Ms. Platts
Chorus: Lord, bow thine ear to our prayer.
Lamentations 1: 17 Duet: Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort.
3. Recitative Mr. Phan
Joel 2: 13 Obadiah: Ye people, rend your hearts and not your
garments, for your transgressions the prophet Elijah hath
sealed the heavens through the word of God. I therefore
say to ye: forsake your idols, return to God, for he is slow
to anger, and merciful, and kind and gracious, and
repenteth him of the evil.
4. Aria Mr. Phan
Deuteronomy 4: 29 If with all your hearts ye truly seek me, ye shall ever surely
find me; thus saith our God.

Job 23: 3 Oh! that I knew where I might find him, that I might even come before his presence.
5. Chorus
Deuteronomy 28: 29 Yet doth the Lord see it not; he mocketh at us, his curse hath fallen down upon us, his wrath will pursue us till he
destroy us!
Exodus 20: 5 For he, the Lord our God, he is a jealous god; and he visiteth all the fathersÕ sins on the children to the third and the fourth generation of them that hate him.
Exodus 20: 6 His mercies on thousands fall Ñ fall on all them that love him, and keep his commandments.
6. Recitative Ms. Platts
I Kings 17: 3 An Angel: Elijah! get thee hence; depart, and turn thee eastward; thither hide thee by CherithÕs brook. There shalt
thou drink its waters; and the Lord thy God hath commanded the ravens to feed thee there: so do
according unto his word.
7. Chorus Ms. Platts
Psalm 91: 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, that they
may protect thee in all the ways thou goest;
Psalm 91: 12 that their hands shall protect and guide thee, lest thou
dash thy foot against a stone.

Elijah revives the widowÕs son
8. Recitative, arias
and duet Ms. Di Giacomo and Mr. Peterson
I Kings 17: 7 The Angel: Now CherithÕs brook is dried up, Elijah Ñ
I Kings 17: 9 arise and depart, and get thee to Zarapeth; thither abide: for the Lord hath commanded a widow woman there to
sustain thee.
I Kings 17: 14 And the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain
upon the earth.
I Kings 17: 18 A Widow Woman: What have I to do with thee, O man of
God? Art thou come to me, to call my sin into
remembrance? Ñ to slay my son art thou come hither?
I Kings 17: 17 Help me, man of God, my son is sick! and his sickness is so sore that there is no breath left in him!
Psalm 38: 6 I go mourning all the day long; I lie down and weep at night.
Psalm 10: 14 See mine affliction; be thou the orphanÕs helper.
I Kings 17: 19 Elijah: Give me thy son. Turn unto her, O Lord my God; in mercy help this widowÕs son!
Psalm 86: 15 For thou art gracious, and full of compassion, and
plenteous in mercy and truth.
Psalm 86: 16 Lord, my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he
again may live!
Psalm 88: 10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee?
I Kings 17: 21 Elijah: Lord, my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live!
I Kings 17: 22 The Widow Woman: The Lord hath heard thy prayer, the
soul of my son reviveth!
I Kings 17: 23 Elijah: Now behold, thy son liveth!
I Kings 17: 24 The Widow Woman: Now by this I know that thou art a
man of God, and that his word in thy mouth is the truth.
What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?
Psalm 128: 1 Both: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. O
blessed are they who fear him!
9. Chorus
Psalm 128: 1 Blessed are the men who fear him: they ever walk in the
ways of peace.
Psalm 112: 4 Through darkness riseth light to the upright. He is
gracious, compassionate; he is righteous.

Elijah confronts the priests of Baal
10. Recitative
with chorus Mr. Phan and Mr. Peterson
I Kings 18: 15 Elijah: As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth, before whom
I stand: three years this day fulfilled, I will show myself
unto Ahab; and the Lord will then send rain again upon
the earth.
I Kings 18: 17 Ahab:Art thou Elijah? Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
The people: Thou art Elijah, he that troubleth Israel!
I Kings 18: 18 Elijah: I never troubled IsraelÕs peace; it is thou, Ahab,
and all thy fatherÕs house Ñ ye have forsaken GodÕs commands, and thou hast followed Baalim!
I Kings 18: 19 Now send and gather to me the whole of Israel unto
Mount Carmel; there summon the prophets of Baal, and
also the prophets of the groves, who are feasted at JezebelÕs
table. Then we shall see whose god is the Lord.
The people: And then we shall see whose god is God the Lord.
I Kings 18: 23 Elijah: Rise then, ye priests of Baal; select and slay a
bullock, and put no fire under it.
I Kings 18: 24 Uplift your voices, and call the god ye worship; and I then
will call on the Lord Jehovah: and the god who by fire shall answer, let him be God.
The people: And the God who by fire shall answer, let him be God.
I Kings 18: 22 Elijah: Call first upon your god: your numbers are many; I, even I, only remain one prophet of the Lord! Invoke
your forest gods and mountain deities.
11. Chorus
I Kings 18: 26 Priests of Baal: Baal, we cry to thee! hear and answer us!
Heed the sacrifice we offer! hear us! O hear us, Baal!
12. Recitative and
chorus Mr. Peterson
I Kings 18: 27 Elijah: Call him louder, for he is a god! He talketh; or he is
pursuing; or he is in a journey; or, peradventure, he
sleepeth; so awaken him: call him louder.
I Kings 18: 26 Priests of Baal: Hear our cry, O Baal! now arise! Wherefore
slumber?
13. Recitative and
chorus Mr. Peterson
I Kings 18: 28 Elijah: Call him louder! he heareth not. With knives and
lancets cut yourselves after your manner; leap upon the
altar ye have made. Call him and prophecy: not a voice will answer you; none will listen, none heed you.
I Kings 18: 26 Priests of Baal: Hear and answer, Baal! Mark how the
scorner derideth us! Hear and answer!
14. Recitative and aria Mr. Peterson
I Kings 18: 30 Elijah: Draw near all ye people: come to me!
I Kings 18: 36 Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel! this day let it be
known that thou art God, and I am thy servant! O show to
all this people that I have done these things according to
thy word.
I Kings 18: 37 O hear me, Lord, and answer me: and show these people
that thou art Lord God, and let their hearts again be turned!
15. Chorus
Psalm 55: 22 Angels: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: he is
at thy right hand.
Psalm 108: 4 Thy mercy, Lord, is great, and far above the heavens. Let
none be made ashamed that wait upon thee.
16. Recitative and
chorus Mr. Peterson
Psalm 104: 4 Elijah: O thou, who makest thine angels spirits; thou
whose ministers are flaming fires: let them now descend!
I Kings 18: 38 The people: The fire descends from heaven: the flames
consume his offering!
I Kings 18: 39 Before him upon your faces fall! The Lord is God: O Israel,
hear! Our God is one Lord, and we will have no other gods before the Lord!
I Kings 18: 40 Elijah: Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of
them escape you: bring them down to KishonÕs brook, and there let them be slain
The people: Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape us: bring all and slay them!
17. Aria Mr. Peterson
Jeremiah 23: 29 Elijah: Is not his word like a fire, and like a hammer that
breaketh the rock into pieces?
Psalm 7: 11 For God is angry with the wicked every day:
Psalm 7: 12 and if the wicked turn not, the Lord will whet his sword;
and he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
18. Recitative Ms. Platts
Hosea 7: 13 Woe unto them who forsake him! Destruction shall fall upon them, for they have transgressed against him. Though they are by him redeemed, yet they have spoken
falsely against him.

Elijah redeems Israel from the drought
19. Recitative with
chorus Mr. Peterson, Mr. Phan, and Mr. Von BŸlow
Jeremiah 14: 22 Obadiah: O man of God, help thy people! Among the
idols of the gentiles, are there any that can command the
rain, or cause the heavens to give their showers? The
Lord our God alone can do these things.
I Kings 18:42 Elijah: O Lord, thou has overthrown thine enemies and destroyed them. Look down on us from heaven, O Lord: regard the distress of thy people. Open the heavens and send us relief: help, help thy servant now, O God!
The people: Open the heavens and send us relief: help, help thy servant now, O God!
I Kings 18: 43 Elijah: Go up now, child, and look toward the sea. Hath my prayer been heard by the Lord?
Deuteronomy 28: 23 The Youth: There is nothing: the heavens are as brass above me.
II Chronicles 6: 26 Elijah: When the heavens are closed up because they have sinned against thee, yet if they pray and confess thy
name, and turn from their sin when thou dost afflict them:
II Chronicles 6: 27 then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin! Help! send thy servant help, O God!
The people: Then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin! Help! send thy servant help, O God!
I Kings 18: 43 Elijah: Go up again, and still look toward the sea.:
Deuteronomy 28: 23 The Youth: There is nothing: the earth is as iron under me.
I Kings 18: 43 Elijah: Hearest thou no sound of rain? Ñ seest thou nothing arise from the deep?
The Youth: No; there is nothing.
Psalm 28: 1 Elijah: Have respect to the prayer of thy servant, O Lord, my God! Unto thee will I cry, Lord my rock: be not silent to me; and thy great mercies remember, Lord!
I Kings 18: 44 The Youth: Behold, a little cloud ariseth now from the waters; it is like a manÕs hand! The heavens are black with
clouds and with wind; the storm rusheth louder and louder!
Psalm 106: 1 The people: Thanks be to God for all his mercies!
Psalm 106: 1 Elijah: Thanks be to God for he is gracious, and his mercy
endureth for evermore!
20. Chorus
Psalm 93: 3 Thanks be to God! He laveth the thirsty land! The waters
gather, they rush along; they are lifting their voices! The
stormy billows are high; their fury is mighty.
Psalm 93: 4 But the Lord is above them, and almighty!
INTERMISSION
Part II
21. Aria Ms. Di Giacomo
Isaiah 48: 1, 18 Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh: ÒOh, hadst thou heeded my commandments!Ó
Isaiah 53: 1 Who hath believed our report; to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
Isaiah 51: 1 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy
One, to him oppressed by tyrants: I am he that comforteth;
be not afraid, for I am thy God, I wil strengthen thee.
Isaiah 51: 13 Say, who art thou, that thou art afraid of a man that shall die, and forgettest the Lord thy Maker, who hath
stretched forth the heavens, and laid the earthÕs
foundations?
Isaiah 41: 10 Be not afraid, for I, thy God, will strengthen thee.

22. Chorus
Isaiah 41: 10 Be not afraid, saith God the Lord. Be not afraid! thy
help is near. God, the Lord thy God, saith unto thee,
ÒBe not afraid.Ó Though thousands languish and fall
beside thee, and tens of thousands around thee perish, yet still it shall not come nigh thee.
Elijah confronts Ahab and the Queen
23. Recitative with
chorus Ms. Platts and Mr. Peterson
I Kings 14: 7 Elijah: The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people, and over his people Israel hath made thee king.
I Kings 16: 30 But thou, Ahab, has done evil to provoke him to anger above all that were before thee,
I Kings 16: 31 as if it had been a light thing for thee to walk in the sins of Jeroboam.
I Kings 16: 32 Thou hast made a grove and an altar to Baal, and served him and worshipped him. Thou hast killed the righteous, and also taken possession.
I Kings 14: 15 And the Lord shall smite all Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he shall give Israel up, and thou shalt know he is the Lord.
The Queen: Have ye not heard he hath prophesied against all Israel?
The people: We heard it with our ears.
The Queen: Hath he not prophesied also against the King
of Israel?
The people: We heard it with our ears.
Jeremiah 26: 9 The Queen: And why hath he spoken in the name of the
Lord? Doth Ahab govern the kingdom of Israel while ElijahÕs power is greater than the kingÕs?
I Kings 19: 2 The gods do so to me, and more, if by tomorrow about
this time, I make not his life as the life of one of them whom he hath sacrificed at the brook of Kishon!
The people: He shall perish!
The Queen: Hath he not destroyed BaalÕs prophets?
The people: He shall perish!
The Queen: Yea, by the sword he destroyed them all!
The people: He destroyed them all!
The Queen: He also closed the heavens!
The people: He also closed the heavens!
The Queen: And called down a famine upon the land.
The people: And called down a famine upon the land.
The Queen: So go ye forth and seize Elijah, for he is
worthy to die; slaughter him! do unto him as he hath done!
24. Chorus
Jeremiah 26: 11 Woe to him, he shall perish, for he closed the heavens!
And why hath he spoken in the name of the Lord? Let the guilty prophet perish! He hath spoken falsely against our land and us, as we have heard him with our ears. So go ye forth, seize on him! He shall die!

ElijahÕs flight to the wilderness
25. Recitative Mr. Phan and Mr. Peterson
I I Kings 1: 13 Obadiah: Man of God, now let my words be precious in
thy sight. Thus saith Jezebel: ÒElijah is worthy to die.Ó
Jeremiah 26: 11 So the mighty gather against thee, and they have
prepared a net for thy steps, that they may seize thee,
that they may slay thee. Arise, then, and hasten for thy life;
to the wilderness journey.
Deuteronomy 31: 6 The Lord thy God doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, he will not forsake thee.
Exodus 12: 32 Now begone, and bless me also.
Jeremiah 5: 3 Elijah: Though stricken, they have not grieved! Tarry here,
my servant: the Lord be with thee. I journey hence to the wilderness.
26. Aria Mr. Peterson
I Kings 19: 4 It is enough, O Lord: now take away my life, for I am not
better than my fathers.
Job 7: 16 I desire to live no longer; now let me die, for my days are
but vanity.
I Kings 19: 10 I have been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts! for the
children of Israel have broken thy covenant, thrown down
thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I, only am left, and they seek my life to take it away.
27. Recitative Mr. Phan
I Kings 19: 5 See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree in the wilderness;
Psalm 34: 7 and there the angels of the Lord encamp round about all
them that fear him.
28. Chorus
Psalm 121: 1 Angels: Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh
help.
Psalm 121: 2 Thy help cometh from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and
earth.
Psalm 121: 3 He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved; thy Keeper will
never slumber.
29. Chorus
Psalm 121: 4 Angels: He, watching over Israel, slumber not nor sleeps.
Psalm 138: 7 Shouldst thou walking in grief languish, he will quicken thee.

ElijahÕs journey to Mount Horeb and ascension to heaven
30. Recitative Ms. Platts and Mr. Peterson
I Kings 19: 8 An Angel: Arise, Elijah, for thou has a long journey before
thee. Forty days and forty nights shalt thou go, to Horeb,
the mount of God.
Isaiah 49: 4 Elijah: O Lord, I have laboured in vain; yea, I have spent my strength for naught!
Isaiah 64: 1 O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst
come down; that the mountains would flow down at thy
presence,
Isaiah 64: 2 to make thy name known to thine adversaries, through the wonders of thy works!
Isaiah 63: 17 O Lord, why hast thou made them to err from thy ways, and hardened their hearts that they do not fear thee? O
that I now might die!
31. Aria Ms. Platts
Psalm 37: 7 The Angel: O rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him,
Psalm 37: 4 and he shall give thee thy heartÕs desires.
Psalm 37: 5 Commit thy way unto him, and trust in him,
Psalm 37: 1 and fret not thyself because of evil doers.
32. Chorus
Matthew 24: 13 He that shall endure to the end shall be saved.
33. Recitative Mr. Peterson and Ms. Thorne-Herrmann
Psalm 143: 7 Elijah: Night falleth round me, O Lord! Be thou not far
from me! hide not thy face, O Lord, from me;
Psalm 143: 6 my soul is thirsting for thee, as a thirsty land.
I Kings 19: 11 An Angel: Arise, now! get thee without, stand on the
mount before the Lord: for there his glory will shine on thee! Thy face must be veiled, for he draweth near.
34. Chorus
I Kings 19: 11 Behold, God the Lord passed by! And a mighty wind rent
the mountains around, brake in pieces the rocks, brake them before the Lord: but yet the Lord was not in the tempest. Behold, God the Lord passed by! And the sea
was upheaved, and the earth was shaken: but yet the
Lord was not in the earthquake.
I Kings 19: 12 And after the earthquake there came a fire: but yet the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there came a still small voice: and in that still voice, onward came the Lord.
35. Recitative and
chorus Ms. Manson, Ms. Thorne-Hermann, Ms. Isble, and Ms. Zeglis
Isaiah 6: 2 Above him stood the seraphim, and one cried out to another:
Isaiah 6: 3 Chorus: Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord Ñ the Lord Sabaoth! Now his glory hath filled all the earth.
36. Chorus and
recitative Mr. Peterson
I Kings 19: 15 Go, return upon thy way!
I Kings 19: 18 For the Lord yet hath left him seven thousand in Israel,
knees which have not bowed to Baal. Go, return upon thy
way: thus the Lord commandeth.
Psalm 71: 16 Elijah: I go on my way in the strength of the Lord. For
thou art my Lord, and I will suffer for thy sake.
Psalm 16: 9 My heart is therefore glad, my glory rejoiceth, and my
flesh shall also rest in hope.
37. Arioso Mr. Peterson
Isaiah 54: 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;
but thy kindness shall not depart from me, neither shall
the covenant of thy peace be removed.
38. Chorus
II Kings 2: 11 Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire: his
words appeared like burning torches. Mighty kings by him were overthrown. He stood on the mount of Sinai,
and heard the judgments of the future, and in Horeb its
vengeance. And when the Lord would take him away to heaven, lo! there came a fiery chariot, with fiery horses;
and he went by a whirlwind to heaven.
39. Aria Mr. Phan
Matthew 13: 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly FatherÕs realm.
Isaiah 51: 11 Joy on their head shall be for everlasting, and all sorrow and mourning shall flee away for ever.
40. Recitative Ms. Di Giacomo
Malachi 4: 5 Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Malachi 4: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children unto their fathers, lest the
Lord shall come and smite the earth with a curse.
41. Chorus
Isaiah 41: 25 But the Lord from the north hath raised one who from the rising of the sun shall call upon his name and come on princes.
Isaiah 42: 1 Behold my servant and mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth.
Isaiah 11: 2 On him the Spirit of God shall rest: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of might and of counsel, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
42. Chorus
Isaiah 55: 1 O come, every one that thirsteth, O come to the waters,
come unto him.
Isaiah 55: 3 O hear, and your soul shall live forever!
43. Chorus
Isaiah 58: 8 And then shall your light break forth as the light of
morning breaketh, and your health shall speedily spring
forth then; and the glory of the Lord ever shall reward you.
Psalm 8: 1 Lord, our creator, how excellent thy name is in all the nations! Thou fillest heaven with thy glory.
AMEN.

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Endowed support provided by the Richard and Lillian Ives Endowment Fund.
Special thanks to Gabriele Boccaccini, Shelley Perlove, Ralph Williams, and Jerry Blackstone for their participation in events surrounding tonightÕs performance of MendelssohnÕs Elijah.
Special thanks to Kipp Cortez for coordinating the pre-concert music on the Charles Baird Carillon.

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Ms. Di Giacomo and Mr. Phan appear by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists, New York, NY.
Ms. Platts appears by arrangement with Matthew Sprizzo.
Mr. Peterson appears by arrangement with Pinnacle Arts.

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Elijah (1847)
Felix Mendelssohn
Born on February 3, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany
Died on November 4, 1847 in Leipzig
UMS premiere: University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Albert A. Stanley, January 1896 at University Hall (the present site of Angell Hall).
The music historian Ernest Newman once wondered whether the British were so fond of oratorios because Handel and Mendelssohn composed them, or whether Handel and Mendelssohn wrote oratorios because the British were so fond of them. Certainly the oratorio genre has benefited from English audiencesÕ remarkable enthusiasm, which at times bordered on veneration. For music-lovers in the Victorian era, the oratorio was considered the highest form of musical expression, and an oratorio concert was itself viewed as an act of worship. Wagner wrote (with evident cynicism) in 1855 that for the English, Òan evening spent in listening to an oratorio may be regarded as a sort of service, and is almost as good as going to church. Everyone in the audience holds a Handel piano score in the same way as one holds a prayer-book...Ó ItÕs small wonder, then, that MendelssohnÕs oratorios, Elijah in particular, should have had such phenomenal success in England. Since its premiere, Elijah has enjoyed there a level of popularity exceeded only by HandelÕs Messiah.
Mendelssohn began plans to write an oratorio on the subject of the Old Testament prophet Elijah as early as 1837, a few months after the premire of his first oratorio, St. Paul. He discussed the work among friends, but the project was put aside until June 1845, when he was commissioned to write Òa new oratorio, or other musicÓ for the Birmingham Musical Festival. Mendelssohn worked with a German libretto by Julius Schubring (based on biblical texts) when composing Elijah, but as it was written for an English audience he went to great pains to ensure the English version would be not only acceptable, but definitive. He assured his translator, William Bartholomew, that he would alter the notes if necessary to preserve the English (King James) version of the biblical passages. Mendelssohn completed the music in early 1846, worked with Bartholomew over the subsequent months, and conducted the premire on August 26, 1846 in Birmingham. It was substantially revised after its premire, and the composer again conducted the final version in a series of four concerts in London during April 1847.
Why was Mendelssohn, by all accounts a gentle man, so attracted to the character of Elijah, the fiercest and most vengeful of the prophets? (He also considered writing an oratorio based on St. Peter, a similarly forceful character) The Old Testament story was at least compatible with both his Lutheranism (to which he had converted as a young boy) and his Judaic heritage. But Mendelssohn was also a deeply conservative man, troubled by the moral decay that was sweeping across the European continent. In 1838 he wrote:
I imagined Elijah as a prophet such as
we could really do with today: strong,
zealous, angry, and gloomy, in opposition
to the courtiers, the riff-raff, and
practically the whole world Ñ and yet
borne aloft as if on angelsÕ wings.
The story of divine retribution against corrupt pagans was also appealing to several factions within EnglandÕs religious community. Nonconformists, Dissenters and Evangelical Anglicans were particularly attracted to the work, as it portrays a faithful few combating the perverse and misguided majority. For all listeners, regardless of religion or denomination, it was a confirmation of the old faith, complete with miracles, in opposition to the growing influences of rationalism and ÒpaganÓ science.
MendelssohnÕs conservatism also extended to the old musical forms, so that the story was presented through musical idioms that were by then familiar and well-tried. Elijah is as pictorial as HandelÕs or HaydnÕs oratorios, and with all the drama and characterization of BachÕs Passions; Mendelssohn borrows liberally from these predecessors, and in so doing frees Elijah from the ÒcorruptionsÓ of modern musical radicalism as practiced by the morally-questionable Berlioz or Wagner. (EnglandÕs love affair with Mendelssohn was undoubtedly due as much to his upright character, as blameless and virtuous as their queen, as to his musical conservatism).
The oratorio is cast in two parts of roughly equal length. The first centers on ElijahÕs confrontation with the priests of Baal, contrasting the prophetÕs calm assurance with the frantic agitations of the pagan followers. This is a public drama, while the second part deals more with the private Elijah as he faces his own doubts. Each of these two parts tells its own story, reaches its own climax, and is largely self-contained dramatically. It is perhaps more useful to consider them as a set of distinct tableaux rather than acts of a continuous drama. Mendelssohn consciously avoided turning Elijah into an epic theater-piece, and does not employ the openly narrative aspect that is so familiar from HandelÕs oratorios and BachÕs Passions.
MendelssohnÕs librettist suggested the unique and effective idea of placing ElijahÕs curse before the overture, thus making the instrumental passage represent the effects of that drought on the land and people. ElijahÕs opening recitative, emphatically concise, includes heavy trombone sonorities (also used in numerous later passages to represent GodÕs power) and melodic tritones to establish the menacing tone. The fugal overture itself begins in the manner of Handel, but by the end has evolved into something more Beethovenian, perhaps in an attempt to portray the passage of time stylistically as well as chronologically.
After the overture, there are three separate scenarios in Part I. The first depicts the peopleÕs fear and suffering in the drought, and ObadiahÕs attempts to call them to repentance. At the heart of the scene, the famous aria ÒIf with all your heartsÓ is in the naive style of MendelssohnÕs youthful songs and cantatas, but is immediately followed by a powerful chorus based on the tritone skips of the overture. This chorus encapsulates the dualism of GodÕs justice and mercy; amidst a scene of utter desolation, the people conclude with a majestic tribute to the love of God.
The next short scene divides into two vignettes: CherithÕs brook (where Elijah is miraculously fed by the ravens), and the prophetÕs conversation with the widow, culminating in the miracle of raising her son from the dead. But Elijah is only alluded to at the brook Ñ the singers for the recitative and double quartet in this section are all designated Òangels.Ó It is really a prelude to the episode with the widow, which marks ElijahÕs first appearance since he cursed the land in the opening recitative.
Immediately the setting moves to the court of king Ahab, and ElijahÕs confrontation with the prophets of Baal. In Eric WernerÕs biography of Mendelssohn, he writes that the exchanges between Elijah and the priests or Baal Òare among the most grippingly forceful ever to be dared in an oratorio.Ó The pagan priests entreat Baal in a chorus that begins confidently and regally, but soon becomes more anxious as the desired response is apparently not forthcoming. Elijah mockingly urges them on, and at the climax there is a breathless anxiety as the priests cry ÒHear and answer, Baal!Ó, only to be met with absolute silence. The f-sharp minor of the Baal-worshippers contrasts dramatically with ElijahÕs aria, which is in a peaceful (and symbolically important) E-flat Major. An angelic quartet follows with the familiar chorale-like hymn ÒCast thy burden upon the Lord.Ó
After ElijahÕs prayer and the descent of fire from heaven (marked, appropriately, Allegro con fuoco), the priests of Baal are slain by the people. Elijah observes that GodÕs word is also like a fire and a hammer in an aria that bears more than a passing resemblance to ÒThou shalt break themÓ from HandelÕs Messiah. The scene with the priests of Baal has its dramatic parallel when Elijah then prays to his God for rain. Twice he calls on God to send rain, but there is no response. The prophetÕs final cry is accompanied by trombones (again used to symbolize GodÕs power), and the peopleÕs general rejoicing at the miraculous downpour is again in the ÒdivineÓ key of E-flat.
Part II does not develop the plot-line much further, except to expound at the start on Queen JezebelÕs anger at Elijah, leading to his exile. The remainder of the oratorio addresses the prophetÕs feelings of failure and resignation, the encounter with God, his renewed faith and vigor, and culminates in his being caught up into heaven. Though more contemplative and less openly dramatic than the first part, there are still moments of great emotion and eloquence. ElijahÕs moving aria ÒIt is enough,Ó in which he expresses his wish to die, is based closely on the aria ÒEs ist vollbrachtÓ from BachÕs St. John Passion, the sarabande rhythm lending it a funereal weariness. A trio of angels give comfort in the unaccompanied ÒLift thine eyes,Ó the intimacy of the setting contrasting effectively with the grand scale of the rest of the oratorio. The alternation of resignation and comfort continues, each time the solace is expressed through a modulation to the flat sub-mediant key. Toward the end of the oratorio, the emphasis shifts away from Elijah as a central character and treats his story as an allegory of obedient piety for all the faithful. The final Messianic choruses, a theological commentary on all that has preceded them, are full of Handelian majesty and assurance, concluding with a noble fugue and gloriously affirmative ÒAmen.Ó
Program note by Luke Howard.

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ARTISTS

Grammy Award-winning conductor JERRY BLACKSTONE is director of choirs and chair of the conducting department at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he conducts the Chamber Choir, teaches conducting at the graduate level, and administers a choral program of 11 choirs. In December 2014, the Naxos recording of MilhaudÕs monumental LÕOrestie dÕEschyle, on which Blackstone served as chorus master, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award (ÒBest Opera RecordingÓ). In February 2006, he received two Grammy Awards (ÒBest Choral PerformanceÓ and ÒBest Classical AlbumÓ) as chorus master for the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of William BolcomÕs monumental Songs of Innocence and of Experience. In 2006, the Chamber Choir performed by special invitation at the inaugural convention in San Antonio of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and in 2003, the Chamber Choir presented three enthusiastically received performances in New York City at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). For significant contributions to choral music in Michigan, he received the 2006 Maynard Klein Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACDA-Michigan chapter.
Professor Blackstone is considered one of the countryÕs leading conducting teachers and his students have been first place winners and finalists in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions of the American Choral Directors Association biennial National Choral Conducting Awards competition.
He has appeared as festival guest conductor and workshop presenter in 30 states as well as New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. 2014Ð15 appearances include festivals and conference presentations in Australia, New Zealand, China, New York, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, and Michigan.
From 2003Ð2015, Dr. Blackstone served as Conductor and Music Director of the UMS Choral Union, a large community/university chorus that frequently appears with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and presents yearly performances of HandelÕs Messiah and other major works for chorus and orchestra. In March 2008, he conducted the UMS Choral Union and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a special performance of the Bach, St. Matthew Passion. Choirs prepared by Dr. Blackstone have appeared under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Neeme JŠrvi, Leonard Slatkin, John Adams, Helmuth Rilling, James Conlon, Nicholas McGegan, Rafael FrŸhbeck de Burgos, Peter Oundjian, and Itzhak Perlman.
As conductor of the University of Michigan MenÕs Glee Club from 1988Ð2002, Professor Blackstone led the ensemble in performances at ACDA national and division conventions and on extensive concert tours throughout Australia, Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, South America, and the US. The recently released U-M MenÕs Glee Club CD, I have had singing, is a retrospective of his tenure as conductor of the ensemble.
Santa Barbara Music Publishing distributes Dr. BlackstoneÕs acclaimed educational video, Working with Male Voices and publishes the Jerry Blackstone Choral Series, a set of choral publications that presents works by several composers in a variety of musical styles.
Prior to coming to the University of Michigan in 1988, Professor Blackstone served on the music faculties of Phillips University in Oklahoma, Westmont College in California, and Huntington College in Indiana. He holds degrees from the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and Wheaton College.

With her recent debuts in several top international opera houses, JULIANNA DIÊGIACOMO (soprano) has earned the reputation as one of the exciting up-and-coming lyrico-spinto sopranos on the classical music scene today.
This season, Ms. Di Giacomo makes her debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic in performances of BeethovenÕs Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Leonora inÊIl trovatore.ÊShe returns to the New York Philharmonic for BeethovenÕs Symphony No. 9, Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Desdemona inÊOtello,Êand the Teatro Real de Madrid asÊElenaÊinÊIÊVespri Siciliani.
Ms. Di Giacomo made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Clotilde in NormaÊand was re-engaged for Lina inÊStiffelioÊand Leonora inÊIl trovatore.ÊOther engagements have included the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl and special performances of MahlerÕs Symphony No. 8 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic;ÊMathilde in Guillaume TellÊat the Caramoor International Music Festival, Donna Elvira inÊDon GiovanniÊat the New York City Opera, and Donna Anna at the New Orleans Opera and at the Palm Beach Opera. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Lucrezia inÊI due FoscariÊwith Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York, and was a featured recitalist in the Opera Orchestra of New YorkÕsÊRising StarsÊSeries.ÊShe appeared at Lincoln Center as a featured soloist in its Puccini 150th Birthday Celebration gala concert, and made her Cincinnati May Festival debut in a performance ofÊElijahÊconducted by James Conlon.
Ms. Di Giacomo is a graduate of the San Francisco OperaÕs prestigious Merola Program and the Santa Fe OperaÕs Apprentice Program. Her awards include the Leonie Rysanek Prize from the George London Foundation, the First Prize from the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition, and the NYCO Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

British-born Canadian SUSAN PLATTS (mezzo-soprano) brings a uniquely rich and wide-ranging voice to concert and recital repertoire for alto and mezzo-soprano. She is particularly esteemed for her performances of Gustav MahlerÕs works.
In May 2004, as part of the Rolex Mentor and ProtŽgŽ Arts Initiative, world-renowned soprano Jessye Norman chose Ms. Platts as her protŽgŽe from 26 international candidates and has continued to mentor her ever since. With the generous support of Rolex, Ms. Platts recently commissioned a work for mezzo-soprano and orchestra from celebrated Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich: Under the Watchful Sky, comprised of three songs using ancient Chinese texts from Shi Jing (ÒThe Book of SongsÓ) that explore the universal passions and tribulations of humankind, was premiered by the QuŽbec Symphony under Yoav Talmi in November 2010.

Named one of NPRÕs ÒFavorite New Artists of 2011,ÓÊNICHOLAS PHANÊ(tenor) continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling young tenors appearing on the prestigious concert and opera stages of the world today.
Mr. Phan has appeared with many of the leading orchestras in the North America and Europe, including the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Lucerne Symphony. Among the conductors he has worked with are Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas. He has been presented by Carnegie Hall and the University of Chicago. He is a founder of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, devoted to promoting the art of vocal chamber music.
Mr. Phan recently appeared with the Portland Opera as Fenton in Falstaff, the Atlanta Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and the Seattle Opera as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other performances have included his debuts at the Glyndebourne Opera, as well as with the Glimmerglass Opera and Frankfurt Opera. His repertoire includes the title roles in Candide, Tamino in Die Zauberflšte, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.
Mr. PhanÕs solo album Still Fall the Rain (AVIE) was named one of the best classical recordings of 2012 by The New York Times. His debut solo album, Winter Words (AVIE), made many ÒBest of 2011Ó lists, including The New York Times and The New Yorker. His discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of StravinksyÕs Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO Resound) and the opera LÕOlimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Na•ve).
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Phan is the 2012 recipient of the Paul C. Boylan Distinguished Alumni Award. He also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Houston Grand Opera Studio. He was the recipient of a 2006 Sullivan Foundation Award and 2004 Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

DEAN PETERSON (bass-baritone) is a regular guest of the leading opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Diego Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and USA Festival. He has also appeared with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie HallÊand the Washington Concert Opera.
He has appeared with many regional companies, including the Atlanta Opera, Calgary Opera, and Portland Opera, and has earned critical acclaim as a sought after interpreter of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Mephistopheles, and as Rucker Lattimore in FloydÕsÊCold Sassy Tree.
He has appeared in Italy with Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa, in Spain with the Teatro Real in Madrid, Palma de Majorca, in Germany at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in France with Opera de Nice, in the Netherlands with the Netherlands Opera, and in Switzerland with Geneva Opera.
Recent appearances include: The Metropolitan Opera (Madama Butterfly, Romeo and Juliette, Aida,ÊIl Trovatore,Êand as Luther and Crespel in their production ofÊLes Contes dÕHoffman), the New Orleans Opera (Basilio), Minnesota Opera (Four Villains), Dallas Opera (King Henry inÊLohengrinÊand Barelli inÊThe Aspern Papers), San Diego Opera (Doctor inÊWozzeck), Opera Pacific (Olin Blitch inÊSusannah), and with the Madison Symphony in scenes fromÊBoris Godunov. This season, he sang Rocco inÊFidelioÊfor Kentucky Opera.
Notable orchestral engagements include the Maggio Musicale (Florence) for MendelssohnÕs St. Paul Oratorio (Colin Davis) and HandelÕsÊMessiahÊ(Zubin Mehta); Teatro alla Scala (Milan) in the title role of MendelssohnÕsÊElijahÊ(Gianandrea Gavazzeni), RossiniÕsÊPetite Messe SolenelleÊ(Neville Mariner), BeethovenÕs Symphony No. 9 (Riccardo Muti), and Ravenna Festival in theÊVerdi RequiemÊ(Riccardo Muti), which was taped for commercial release by EMI; and the Israel Philharmonic for BeethovenÕs Missa Solemnis (Zubin Mehta) and Symphony No. 9.

The ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (A2SO) has been independently and favorably compared to musical giants such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Boston Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestras. This past season the A2SO announced its second-largest subscriber base in its 86-year history, underscoring the quality of the musical experience delivered to our growing audience.
The A2SO is a versatile orchestra, performing a gamut of musical styles: from Beethoven to PŠrt, and from the revered Russian masters to new and contemporary music by Ann ArborÕs own William Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Michael Daugherty, and Bright Sheng.
A2SO concerts frequently feature world-class guest soloists including AndrŽ Watts, opening this current season in Hill Auditorium. The Symphony is most privileged to be part of a community already enriched with musical talent including concertmaster Aaron Berofsky and principal oboist Tim Michling. The A2SO is proud to play concerts in a variety of venues Ñ from area farmers markets to school classroom, and from libraries to day-care centers and senior centers.
Patrons may listen to A2SO concerts in person and by broadcast on WKAR and WRCJ radio stations.
Whether on the iPod or radio, in the concert hall or the classroom, the A2SO is passionately committed to lead and enrich the culture of the region. The Orchestra attracts, inspires, and educates the most diverse audience possible, fostering a growing appreciation for orchestral music and regional talent, and providing imaginative programming through community involvement.

Formed by a group of local university and townspeople who gathered together for the study of HandelÕs Messiah, the UMS CHORAL UNION has performed with many of the worldÕs distinguished orchestras and conductors in its 136-year history. First led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Since its first performance of HandelÕs Messiah in December 1879, the oratorio has been performed by the UMS Choral Union in Ann Arbor annually. Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS, the 200-voice Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. Nineteen years ago, the UMS Choral Union further enriched that tradition when it began appearing regularly with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).
Led by Grammy Award-winning conductor and music director Jerry Blackstone, the UMS Choral Union was a participant chorus in a rare performance and recording of William BolcomÕs Songs of Innocence and of Experience in Hill Auditorium in April 2004 under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. Naxos released a three-disc set of this recording in October 2004, featuring the UMS Choral Union and U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance ensembles. The recording won four Grammy Awards in 2006, including ÒBest Choral PerformanceÓ and ÒBest Classical Album.Ó The recording was also selected as one of The New York Times ÒBest Classical Music CDs of 2004.Ó
The UMS Choral UnionÕs 2014Ð15 season began with a performance of RavelÕs Daphnis et ChloŽ with the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas this November.The UMS Choral Union was recently nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the category "Best Opera Recording" for its Naxos recording of Milhaud's L'Orestie d'Eschyle. In May, the UMS Choral Union will join with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a concert rendition of Giacomo PucciniÕs Tosca under the direction of Leonard Slatkin at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

THE ELM CITY GIRLSÕ CHOIRÊ(ECGC) isÊNew EnglandÕs most highly acclaimed girlsÕ choral program. Based inÊNew Haven,ÊConnecticut, the Choir has received national recognition and has appeared at Carnegie Hall,ÊLincoln Center, Walt Disney World, and on CBS Television. Since its founding in 1993, ECGC has performed with many respected choral ensembles, including the New York Virtuoso Singers, CONCORA, The American Boychoir, Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata, Trinity Boys Choir, Newark BoysÕ Chorus, and Village Harmony, and with professional orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Yale Symphony, and Moscow State Orchestra. ECGC has toured extensively throughout North America andÊEurope and has appeared on national television performing with Diana Ross at the womenÕs finals match of the US Open Tennis Tournament. ECGC is the premier ensemble of United Choir School LLC, a private, non-sectarian educational institution that provides musical training and performance opportunities to over 550 talented young musicians, ages 6Ð18. The SchoolÕs mission is to foster a deep commitment to the realization of personal and artistic potential in an environment that engenders cooperation, creativity, self-discipline, and, above all, an earnest respect for all people.
REBECCA ROSENBAUM (music director, Elm City GirlsÕ Choir) received her DMA and MM degrees in choral conducting fromÊYale UniversityÊand her BA in music fromÊVassarÊCollege. In addition to her experience conducting and overseeing various ensembles of the Elm City GirlsÕ Choir and United GirlsÕ Choir, Ms. Rosenbaum served as the Director of Choral Activities atÊVassarÊCollege, where she taught music classes and conducted the Vassar WomenÕs Choir for three years. Ms. Rosenbaum has taught atÊYaleÊUniversityÊandÊBayÊPathÊCollege, and has also served as a choral advisor to theÊSpenceÊSchoolÊinÊNew York,ÊNY. She has appeared as guest conductor and clinician for many regional choral festivals throughout the Northeast.

Photographer: Peter Smith

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The UMS Choral Union began performing on December 16, 1879. This eveningÕs performance of MendelssohnÕs Elijah marks the UMS Choral UnionÕs 429th appearance under UMS auspices. The chorus most recently appeared at UMS in December 2014 for its annual performances of HandelÕs Messiah, under the baton of Jerry Blackstone. This evening, Jerry Blackstone makes his 29th and final UMS appearance as musical director of the UMS Choral Union, following his debut leading the Choral Union in performances of Messiah in 2003 at the Michigan Theater. Dr. Blackstone most recently appeared under UMS auspices leading the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and UMS Choral Union in December 2014 presentations of HandelÕs Messiah at Hill Auditorium. This eveningÕs performance marks the Ann Arbor Symphony OrchestraÕs 70th UMS appearance since its 1974 UMS debut. This eveningÕs concert marks both Julianna Di GiacomoÕs and Nicholas PhanÕs fourth performance under UMS auspices; Susan PlattsÕ seventh performance under UMS auspices; and Dean PetersonÕs third performance under UMS auspices. Mr. Phan is an alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. UMS welcomes the Elm City GirlsÕ Choir in its UMS debut this evening.

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UMS CHORAL UNION

Jerry Blackstone,
Conductor and Musical Director
Arianne Abela,
Assistant Conductor
Jean Schneider and
Scott VanOrnum, Accompanists
Kathleen Operhall,
Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton,
Librarian
SOPRANOS
Arianne Abela *
Camila Ballario
Jamie Bott *
Debra Joy Brabenec *
Roberta Brehm
Ann K. Burke
Anne Busch
Anne Cain-Nielsen
Carol Callan
Susan F. Campbell
Susan Catanese
Antonina Chekhovskaya *
Cheryl D. Clarkson
Elizabeth Crabtree
Marie Ankenbruck Davis
Carrie Deierlein
Kristina Eden
Erin L. Scheffler Franklin *
Cynthia Freeman
Jennifer Freese
Katheryne Friske
Cindy Glovinsky
Keiko Goto
Juyeon Ha
Katharina Huang
Karen T. Isble * +
Emilia Jahangir
Emily Jennings
Jaclyn Johnson *
Ellen Kettler *
Kyoung Kim
Patricia Lindemann *
Loretta Lovalvo
Rebecca Marks
Shayla McDermott
Carole C. McNamara
Jayme Mester
Katherine Mysliwiec
Virginia Adele Neisler
Tsukumo Niwa
Amanda Palomino
Christie Peck *
Sara J. Peth
Margaret Dearden Petersen *
Julie L. Pierce *
Carolyn Priebe
Kristen Reid
Jane Renas
Joy C. Schultz
Sujin Seo
Kristi Shaffer
Stefanie Stallard
Elizabeth Starr
Jennifer Stevenson
Abigail Stonerook
Sue Ellen Straub
Virginia Thorne
Herrmann Ð SC * +
Barbara Hertz Wallgren
Margie Warrick
Barbara J. Weathers
Mary Wigton Ð SL
ALTOS
Paula Allison-England
Carol Barnhart
Dody Blackstone *
Margy Boshoven
Elim Chan
Kathleen Evans Daly
Carole DeHart
Elise Demitrack
Melissa Doyle
Sarah Fenstermaker
Norma Freeman
Rebecca Fulop *
Marie Gatien *
Johanna Grum
Kat Hagedorn
Linda Hagopian
Sook Han
Nancy Heaton
Carol Kraemer Hohnke
Sue Johnson
Kathy Klykylo
Amanda Leggett
Jean Leverich
Cynthia Lunan *
Karla K. Manson Ð SC * +
Sandra Lau Martins
Elizabeth Mathie
Kathleen McEnnis
Beth McNally
Marilyn Meeker Ð SL *
Carol Milstein
Sile OÕModhrain
Kathleen Operhall *
Lauren Tian Park *
Hanna Martha Reincke
Susan Schilperoort
Ruth Senter
Cindy Shindledecker
Susan Sinta
Hanna Song *
Katherine Spindler
Gayle Beck Stevens *
Isabel Suarez
Liyan Sun
Ruth A. Theobald
Carrie Throm
Alice E. Tremont *
Barbara Trevethan
Cheryl Utiger
Alice VanWambeke
Cynthia Weaver
Mary Beth Westin
Sandra K. Wiley
Joyce Wong
Susan Wortman
Allison Anastasio Zeglis * +
TENORS
Matthew Abernathy *
Achyuta Adhvaryu
Gary Banks *
Adam Begley *
Joseph Bozich
John R. Diehl
Fr. Timothy J. Dombrowski
Steven Fudge- SL *
Carl Gies
Randy Gilchrist *
Arthur Gulick
Peter Henninger-Osgood
Noah Horn *
Marius Jooste
Bob Klaffke
Andrew Kohler
Mark A. Krempski Ð SC *
Scott Langenburg
Richard Marsh
Chris Petersen
Raymond Shuster *
Carl Smith
Raymond Strobel *
Patrick Tonks
Trevor Young *
Lawrence Zane
BASSES
Sam Baetzel
William Baxter
Chase Bernhart
Joel Bien
Robert Boardman
William Boggs Ð SC *
Walker Boyle *
Kyle Cozad *
John Dryden
Robert Edgar
Jeffrey Ellison
Don Faber
Greg Fleming *
Robert R. Florka
Kenneth A. Freeman
Christopher Friese *
Philip Gorman
Christopher Hampson *
James Head
Benjamin Henri *
Robert Heyn *
Jorge Iniguez-Lluhi
Sunho Lee
Roderick Little
Jodeph Lohrum *
Joseph D. McCadden
James B. McCarthy *
Nic Mishler
Tristan Rais-Sherman
Travis Ratliff
Eli Rhodenhiser
James Cousins Rhodenhiser
Evaristo Rodriguez
Paul C. Schultz
William Shell
Robert Shereda
David Sibbold
Donald Sizemore Ð SL
William Stevenson *
Steven Telian
Thomas L. Trevethan
Paul Venema
James Watz *

SL = Section Leader
SC = Section Coach
* Mendelssohn Chamber
Singers
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THE ELM CITY GIRLSÕ CHOIR

Tom Brand,
Founder and Artistic Director
Rebecca Rosenbaum,
Music Director
CHOIR MEMBERS
Robin Catherine Baldwin
Emma Blair
Haley Jane Bracken
Katherine Grace Broun
Lilian E. Carmichael
Angelica Maria Castro
Sophia Cheng
Suzette E. Chin
Rose Etzel
Hannah Grasso
Melanie Grasso
Courtney Greifenberger
Cora Marieke Hagens
Briana Robinson Hambor
SungMi Anna Johnson
Eva Knaggs
Talia Fay Mayerson
Taylor Eve McCain
Kelsey McCormack
Dorothy Parniawski
Alicia Mary Pekar
Gillian Nicole Regan
Sophia L. Renker
Audrey Rivetta
Elizabeth Ryan
Sofia Schroth-Douma
JasmineÊS. Taylor
Macy Kate Vital
Alev Sibel Yorulmaz
Isabella Marie Young

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ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Arie Lipsky, Music Director
Erin Casler,
Production Coordinator
Zac Moore,
General Manager and
Education Director
Mary Steffek Blaske,
Executive Director
VIOLIN I
Aaron Berofsky*
Stephen B. Shipps Concertmaster Chair
Kathryn Votapek
Straka-Funk Associate Concertmaster Chair Honoring Kathryn Votapek
Mallory Bray
Ruth Merigian and Albert A. Adams Chair
David Ormai
Sarah and Jack Adelson
Violin Chair
Linda Etter
Linda Etter Violin Chair
Emily Barkakati
Jenny Wan
Froehlich Family Violin Chair
Daniel Stachyra
Grace Kim
Jennifer Berg
VIOLIN II
Barbara Sturgis-Everett*
The A2 Principal Second Violin Chair Honoring Anne & Julie Gates and Annie & Sally Rudisill
George Millsap
Brian K. Etter Memorial Violin Chair
Sharon Meyers
Anne Ogren
Cyril Zilka
Katie Rowan
Kim, Darlene and Taylor Eagle Violin Chair
Priscilla Johnson
Priscilla Johnson Violin Chair
Beth Kaufman
Elaine Sargous
Denice Turck
VIOLA
Kathleen Grimes*
Tim and Leah Adams Principal Viola Chair
Antione Hackney
Jacqueline Hanson
Johnathan McNurlen
Barbara Zmich
CELLO
Daniel Thomas*
Sundelson Endowed Principal Cello Chair
Soojung Kim
Marijean Quigley-Young Cello Chair
Eric Amidon
Rita and James H. White Cello Chair
Jacob Wunsch
Nancy Chaklos
Miriam Eckelhoefer
BASS
Gregg Emerson Powell*
Jon Lubke
The EZ Chair
Robert Rohwer
A2SO Board Emerita Chair
Kohei Yamaguchi
FLUTE
Penny Fischer*
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Principal Flute Chair
Lori Newman
D. Brad Dyke Flute Chair
OBOE
Timothy Michling*
Gilbert Omenn Endowed
Oboe Chair
Nermis Mieses
Bill and Jan Maxbauer
Oboe Chair
CLARINET
Brian Bowman*
Jim & Millie Irwin Endowed Clarinet Chair
Elliott Ross
Amy and Jim Byrne Clarinet Chair
BASSOON
Jeffrey Lyman*
E. Daniel Long Principal Bassoon Chair
Christian Green
William and Betty Knapp Bassoon Chair
HORN
Everett Burns*
Bernice Schwartz
Katie Kusterer Taylor French Horn Chair
Anthony Cleeton
Valerie Sly
TRUMPET
Mike McGowan*
David S. Evans II Principal Trumpet Chair
Becky Gawron
Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Chair
TUBA
Fritz Kaenzig*
Charles J. Gabrion Principal Tuba Chair
TIMPANI
James Lancioni*
A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young Principal Timpani Chair

* denotes Principal position

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RICHARD AND NORMA SARNS
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JAMES AND NANCY STANLEY
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JAY ZELENOCK AND FAMILY
SUPPORTERS OF THIS AFTERNOONÕS PERFORMANCE OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS.

UMS PRESENTS
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Wynton Marsalis, Music Director,
Trumpet
Ryan Kisor, Trumpet
Marcus Printup, Trumpet
Kenny Rampton, Trumpet
Vincent R. Gardner, Trombone
Elliot Mason, Trombone
Chris Crenshaw, Trombone
Sherman Irby, Saxophones
Ted Nash, Alto and Soprano
Saxophones, Clarinet
Walter Blanding, Tenor and Soprano
Saxophones, Clarinet
Victor Goines, Tenor and Soprano
Saxophones, Bb and Bass Clarinets
Paul Nedzela, Baritone and Soprano
Saxophones, Bass Clarinet
Dan Nimmer, Piano
Carlos Henriquez, Bass
Ali Jackson, Drums

Sunday Afternoon, February 15, 2015 at 4:00
Hill Auditorium ¥ Ann Arbor

43rd Performance of the 136th Annual Season
21st Annual Jazz Series
Photo: Wynton Marsalis; photographer: Frank Stewart.

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PROGRAM

Jazz Titans
Including selected compositions by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Dave Brubeck.
This afternoonÕs program will be announced by the artists from the stage and will be performed without intermission.

This afternoonÕs performance is sponsored by McKinley.
Additional support provided by the Medical Community Endowment Fund, by Richard and Norma Sarns, by James and Nancy Stanley, and by Jay Zelenock and Family.
Endowed support from the JazzNet Endowment Fund.
Media partnership provided by WEMU 89.1 FM and Ann ArborÕs 107one.
Brooks Brothers is the official clothier of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra appear by arrangement with Ted Kurland Associates.

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ARTISTS

The JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the US, and around the globe; in concert halls, dance venues, jazz clubs, and public parks; and with symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists.
Education is a major part of Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs mission and its educational activities are coordinated with concert and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tour programming. These programs, many of which feature Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, include the celebrated Jazz for Young People concert series, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, the Jazz for Young People Curriculum, educational residencies, workshops, and concerts for both students and adults worldwide. Jazz at Lincoln Center educational programs reach over 110,000 students, teachers, and general audience members.
Under music director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour. The big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, and Oliver Nelson. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter, John Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Chico OÕFarrill, Paquito DÕRivera, Jon Faddis, Robert Sadin, David Berger, Gerald Wilson, and Loren Schoenberg.
Over the last few years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has performed collaborations with many of the worldÕs leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston, Chicago, and London Symphony Orchestras, and the Orchestra Esperimentale in S‹o Paolo, Brazil. The JLCO has also been featured in several education and performance residencies in the last few years, including those in France, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, and Japan.
Television broadcasts of Jazz at Lincoln Center programs have helped broaden the awareness of its unique efforts in the music. Jazz at Lincoln Center has appeared on several XM Satellite Radio live broadcasts and eight Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts, carried by PBS stations nationwide; including a program which aired on October 18, 2004 during the grand opening of Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall and in September 2005 during Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs Higher Ground Benefit Concert. To date, 14 recordings featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis have been released and internationally distributed, the most recent of which being Vitoria Suite (2010), Portrait in Seven Shades (2010), and Congo Square (2007).
For more information on Jazz at Lincoln Center, please visit www.jalc.org.

WYNTON MARSALIS, managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, was born in New Orleans in 1961. Mr. Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age 12 and soon began playing in local bands of diverse genres. He entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Mr. Marsalis made his recording debut as a leader in 1982, and has since recorded more than 70 jazz and classical albums which have garnered him nine Grammy Awards. In 1983, he became the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammy Awards in the same year, and he repeated this feat in 1984.
In 1997, Mr. Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his oratorio Blood on the Fields, which was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. To mark the 200th Anniversary of HarlemÕs historical Abyssinian Baptist Church in 2008, Mr. Marsalis composed a full mass for choir and jazz orchestra. The piece premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center and followed with performances at the celebrated church. Mr. Marsalis composed his second symphony, Blues Symphony, which was premiered in 2009 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and was performed again by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2010. In 2010, Mr. Marsalis premiered his third symphony, Swing Symphony, a co-commission by the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Barbican Centre. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performed the piece with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Berlin in 2010, with the New York Philharmonic in New York City in 2010, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Los Angeles in 2011.
Mr. Marsalis is also an internationally respected teacher and spokesman for music education, and has received honorary doctorates from dozens of universities and colleges throughout the US. He conducts educational programs for students of all ages and hosts the popular Jazz for Young People concerts produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mr. Marsalis has also written and is the host of the video series Marsalis on Music and the radio series Making the Music. He has written six books: Sweet Swing Blues on the Road in collaboration with photographer Frank Stewart; Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life with Carl Vigeland; To a Young Musician: Letters from the Road with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds; Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life with Geoffrey C. Ward, published by Random House in 2008; and Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!, illustrated by poster artist Paul Rogers and published in 2012. In October 2005, Candlewick Press released Mr. MarsalisÕ Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits of 26 poems celebrating jazz greats, illustrated by Mr. Rogers.
In 2001, Mr. Marsalis was appointed Messenger of Peace by Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and he has also been designated cultural ambassador to the United States of America by the US State Department through their CultureConnect program. In 2009, Mr. Marsalis was awarded FranceÕs Legion of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by this government. He has also been named to the Bring New Orleans Back Commission, former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray NaginÕs initiative to help rebuild New Orleans culturally, socially, economically, and uniquely for every citizen. Mr. Marsalis was instrumental in the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief concert, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, which raised over $3 million for the Higher Ground Relief Fund.
Mr. Marsalis led the effort to construct Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, which opened in October 2004.

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UMS ARCHIVES

This afternoonÕs concert marks Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraÕs 16th UMS appearance since the OrchestraÕs UMS debut in February 1994. Wynton Marsalis makes his 18th appearance under UMS auspices, both with the Orchestra and in other ensemble configurations, including a February 1997 presentation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Blood on the Fields, at Hill Auditorium. Mr. Marsalis made his UMS debut in January 1996 with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Octet. Mr. Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra were honored with the UMS Distinguished Artist Award during their most recent Ann Arbor appearance in March 2014 at Hill Auditorium.

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UMS NATIONAL COUNCIL
The UMS National Council is composed of U-M alumni and performing arts enthusiasts across the country committed to supporting, promoting, and advocating for UMS with a focus on ensuring that the performing arts are an integral part of the student experience.

Bruce Tuchman
Chair
Andrew Bernstein
Kathleen G. Charla
Jacqueline Davis
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
John and Betty Edman
Janet Eilber
Barbara Fleischman
Maxine Frankel
Eugene Grant
Charles Hamlen
Katherine D. Hein
David Heleniak
Patti Kenner
Wallis C. Klein
Jerry and Dale Kolins
Zarin Mehta
Jordan Morgan
James A. Read
Herbert Ruben
James and Nancy Stanley
Russell Willis Taylor
Ann and Clayton Wilhite

UMS CORPORATE COUNCIL
The UMS Corporate Council is a group of regional business leaders who serve as advocates and advisors to UMS as we seek to broaden our base of corporate support throughout southeastern Michigan.

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A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair
Albert Berriz
Bruce Brownlee
Robert Buckler
Robert Casalou
Richard L. DeVore
Nolan Finley
Stephen R. Forrest
Michele Hodges
Mary Kramer
David Parsigian
Vivian Pickard
Sharon Rothwell
Frederick E. Shell
Michael B. Staebler
James G. Vella
Stephen G. Palms,
Ex-Officio

UMS STUDENTS
Students in our volunteer internship and work-study program gain valuable experience in all areas of arts management while contributing greatly to UMSÕs continued success.

Maryam Ahmed
Andrew Bader
Megan Boczar
Rebecca Boelzner
Clare Brennan
Gabrielle Carels
Abigail Choi
Catherine Cypert
Anna Darnell
Kathryn DeBartolomeis
Sophia Deery*
Adam DesJardins
Thomas Erickson
Katrina Fasulo
Mysti Hawkins
Trevor Hoffman
Marina Hogue
Annie Jacobson
Garret Jones
Travis Jones
Ayantu Kebede
Meredith Kelly
Saba Keramati
Scott Kloosterman
Emily Kloska
Caitlyn Koester
Alexandra Koi
Bridget Kojima
Flores Komatsu*
Hillary Kooistra*
Jordan Miller
Gunnar Moll
Claire Pegram
Elias Rodriguez
Nisreen Salka
Elizabeth Seidner*
Marissa Solomon
Priyanka Srivastava
Haylie Stewart
Rachel Stopchinski
Edward Sundra
Jocelyn Weberg
* 21st Century Artist Interns

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UMS FACULTY INSIGHT GROUP
As part of the UMS Mellon Initiative on Arts/Academic Integration, this group advises UMS staff on opportunities to integrate our programming more deeply and systematically into the academic life of the University of Michigan.

Mark Clague
Clare Croft
Philip J. Deloria
Angela Dillard
Gillian Eaton
Linda Gregerson
Marjorie Horton
Joel Howell
Daniel Klionsky
Lawrence La Fountain-
Stokes
Tim McKay
Lester Monts
Melody Racine
Katie Richards-Schuster
Sidonie Smith
Emily Wilcox

UMS TEACHER INSIGHT GROUP
Through UMS Teacher Insight, we stay aware of trends, changing resources, and new opportunities for learning in the K-12 classroom.

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Robin Bailey
Jennifer Burton
Jeff Gaynor
Neha Shah
Cecelia Sharpe
Karen McDonald
Melissa Poli
Rebeca Pietrzak
Mark Salzer

UMS AMBASSADORS
UMS Ambassadors (formally known as the Advisory Committee) advance the goals of UMS, champion the UMS mission through community engagement, provide and secure financial support, and assist UMS in countless other ways.

Pat Bantle
Chair
Louise Taylor
Vice Chair
Connie Rizzolo Brown
Secretary
Jane Holland
Treasurer
Gail Ferguson Stout
Past Chair
Sassa Akervall
Sandy Aquino
Karen Bantel
Gail Bendit
Corry Berkooz
Dennis J. Carter
Judy Cohen
Sheila Crowley
Jon Desenberg
Annemarie Kilburn Dolan
Sharon Peterson Dort
Gloria J. Edwards
Christina Ferris
Laurel Fisher
Rosamund Forrest
Zita Gillis
Nicki Griffith
Joan Grissing
Stephanie Hale
Debbie Jackson
Carol Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Kendra Kerr
Freddi Kilburn
Kyle Klobucar
Russell Larson
Marci Raver Lash
Jean Long
Laura Machida
Katie Malicke
Rita Malone
Valerie Roedenbeck
Maloof
Melanie Mandell
Ann Martin
Fran Martin
Terry Meerkov
Amy J. Moore
Barbara Mulay
Magda Munteanu
Marjorie Oliver
Liz Othman
Betty Palms
Karen Pancost
Lisa Patrell
Anna Peterson
Ruth Petit
Susan Pollans
Anne Preston
Jeff Reece
Polly Ricciardo
Kathy Rich
Nan Richter
Audrey Schwimmer
William Shell
Arlene P. Shy
Ren Snyder
Linda Spector
Janet Torno
Elaine Tetreault
Martha Williams
Sarajane Winkelman
Wendy K. Zellers

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UMS STAFF
The UMS Staff works hard to inspire individuals and enrich communities by connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences.

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
Kenneth C. Fischer
President
John B. Kennard, Jr.
Director of Administration
Kathy Brown
Executive Assistant
Jenny Graf
Tessitura Systems Administrator
Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager
John Peckham
Information Systems Manager
DEVELOPMENT
Margaret McKinley
Director of Development
Esther Barrett
Development Coordinator
Susan Bozell Craig
Associate Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships & Major Gifts
Rachelle Lesko
Annual Fund Manager
Lisa Michiko Murray
Senior Manager of Foundation & Government Relations
Marnie Reid
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers & Special Events
Mary A. Walker
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
James P. Leija
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Shannon Fitzsimons
Campus Engagement Specialist
Teresa C. Park
Education Coordinator
Mary Roeder
Associate Manager of Community Engagement
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing & Communications
Jesse Meria
Video Production Specialist
Annick Odom
Marketing Coordinator
Anna Prushinskaya
Manager of New Media & Online Initiatives
Truly Render
Press & Marketing Manager
PROGRAMMING & PRODUCTION
Michael J. Kondziolka
Director of Programming
Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director
Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager
Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming Manager
Katie Lantz
Production Coordinator
Liz Stover Rosenthal
Associate Programming Manager
TICKET OFFICE
Christina Bellows
Ticket Services Manager
Kate Gorman
Front-of-House Manager
Ellen Miller
Ticket Office/Front-of-House Assistant
AnnŽ Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator
Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services Manager
Melanie Toney
Ticket Services Assistant
Dennis Carter, Bruce Oshaben, Brian Roddy
Head Ushers
UMS CHORAL UNION
Jerry Blackstone
Conductor & Music Director
Arianne Abela
Assistant Conductor
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton
Chorus Librarian
Jean Schneider
Accompanist
Scott VanOrnum
Accompanist

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NOW IS THE TIME.

Be a Victor for UMS.
Be a Victor for the Arts.
Be a Victor for Michigan.

Please send your gift to:
UMS Development
881 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
For more information, please visit www.ums.org/support
or call Margaret McKinley at 734.647.1177.

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GENEROUS
UMS DONORS.

CAMPAIGN GIFTS AND MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES
To help ensure the future of UMS, the following donors have made pledges that are payable over a period of up to five years. We are grateful to these generous donors for their commitments.

$500,000 OR MORE
Ilene H. Forsyth
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern
$100,000Ð$499,999
Anonymous
Bert Askwith and Patti Askwith Kenner
Emily W. Bandera
Dennis Dahlmann
Sharon and Dallas Dort
Susan and Richard Gutow
Wallis Cherniack Klein
Norma and Dick Sarns
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
$75,000Ð$99,999
David and Phyllis Herzig
$50,000Ð$74,999
Essel and Menakka Bailey
Penny and Ken Fischer
Mohamad Issa/Issa Foundation
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns and David Sarns and the Sarns Family
Gil Omenn and Martha Darling
Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Linda Samuleson and Joel Howell
Jane and Edward Schulak
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Nancy and James Stanley
Glenn E. Watkins
Marina and Bob Whitman
Gerald B. Zelenock
$25,000Ð$49,999
Carol Amster
Cheryl Cassidy
Junia Doan
John R. Edman and Betty B. Edman
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Anne and Paul Glendon
Norman and Debbie Herbert
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Jerry and Dale Kolins
Martin Family Foundation
Lois Stegeman
Stout Systems
Karen and David Stutz
Dody Viola
$15,000Ð$24,999
Michael and Suzan Alexander
Ronald and Linda Benson
Valerie and David Canter
Sara and Michael Frank
Wendy and Ted Lawrence
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Eleanor Pollack
$5,000Ð$14,999
Barbara Anderson and John Romani
John and Lillian Back
Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler
Tim and Robin Damschroder
Michele Derr
Ann Martin and Russ Larson
Eric and Ines Storhok

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ENDOWED FUNDS
The success of UMS is secured in part by income from UMS endowment funds. You may contribute to an existing endowment fund or establish a named endowment with a minimum gift of $25,000. We extend our deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established and/or contributed to the following funds:

H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley Endowment Fund
Herbert S. and Carol Amster Endowment Fund
Catherine S. Arcure Endowment Fund
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund
Dahlmann Sigma Nu Endowment UMS Fund
Hal and Ann Davis Endowment Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Endowment Fund
John R. and Betty B. Edman Endowment Fund
Epstein Endowment Fund
Ilene H. Forsyth Endowment Fund
Anne and Paul Glendon Endowment Fund
Susan and Richard Gutow Renegade Ventures Endowment Fund
George N. and Katherine C. Hall
Endowment Fund
Norman and Debbie Herbert Endowment Fund
David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund
JazzNet Endowment Fund
William R. Kinney Endowment Fund
Wallis Cherniack Klein Endowment for
Student Experiences
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Kolins Shakespearean Endowment Fund
Frances Mauney Lohr Choral Union
Endowment Fund
Natalie Matovinovi. Endowment Fund
Medical Community Endowment Fund
Dr. Robert and Janet Miller Endowment Fund
NEA Matching Fund
Ottmar Eberbach Funds
Palmer Endowment Fund
Mary R. Romig-deYoung Music
Appreciation Fund
Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal K-12
Education Endowment Fund
Charles A. Sink Endowment Fund
Herbert E. and Doris Sloan Endowment Fund
James and Nancy Stanley Endowment Fund
Susan B. Ullrich Endowment Fund
UMS Endowment Fund
The Wallace Endowment Fund
The Zelenock Family Endowment Fund

WINTER 2015

PLANNED GIFTS/BEQUESTS
We are grateful to the following donors for including UMS in their estate plans. These gifts will provide financial support to UMS for generations to come. For more information, please contact Margaret McKinley at 734.647.1177.

Anonymous
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff
Mike Allemang
Carol and Herb Amster
Neil P. Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson
Catherine S. Arcure
Barbara K. and
Laurence R. Baker
Rodney and Joan Bentz
Kathy Benton and
Robert Brown
Linda and Maurice Binkow
Elizabeth S. Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
Mr. and Mrs. Pal E. Borondy
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Lou and Janet Callaway
Pat and George Chatas
Mr. and Mrs. John Alden Clark
Mary C. Crichton
Alan and Bette Cotzin
Penny and Ken Fischer
Susan Ruth Fisher
Meredith L. and Neal Foster
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Dr. Sid Gilman and Dr. Carol Barbour
Anne and Paul Glendon
Debbie and Norman Herbert
Rita and Peter Heydon
John and Martha Hicks
Gideon and Carol Hoffer
Marilyn G. Jeffs
Thomas C. and
Constance M. Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Kolins
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Richard LeSueur
Robert and Pearson Macek
Susan McClanahan
Joanna McNamara
M. Haskell and
Jan Barney Newman
Len Niehoff
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick OÕDell
Irena Politano
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Powers
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Radock
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ricketts
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Irma J. Sklenar
Art and Elizabeth Solomon
Richard W. Solt
Hildreth Spencer
Louise Taylor
Roy and JoAn Wetzel
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Marion Wirick
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Zollar

LIFETIME GIVING OF $500,000 OR MORE
The donors listed below have provided significant support to UMS over a number of years. We recognize those whose cumulative giving to UMS totals $500,000 or more.

Anonymous
Linda and Maurice Binkow
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
DTE Energy Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Forest Health Services
Ilene H. Forsyth
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Richard and Lillian Ives Trust
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
National Endowment for the Arts
Pfizer, Inc.
Randall and Mary Pittman
Philip and Kathy Power
Estate of Mary Romig-deYoung
Herbert E. Sloan, Jr. M.D.
Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Health System
The Wallace Foundation

WINTER 2015

UMS SUPPORT Ð JULY 1, 2013 Ð DECEMBER 1, 2014
The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS between July 1, 2013 and December 1, 2014. Due to space restraints, we can only list in the UMS program book those who donated $250 or more. Donors of $1Ð$249 will be included in the online list at ums.org.
# indicates the donor made a contribution to a UMS Endowment Fund

PRODUCERS
($500,000 OR MORE)
Ilene H. Forsyth #
Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation
Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern #
DIRECTORS
($100,000Ð$499,999)
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund #
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Wallis Cherniack Klein #
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
University of Michigan Health System
SOLOISTS
($50,000Ð$99,999)
Anonymous
Anonymous #
Bert Askwith and Patti Askwith Kenner
Dance/USA
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Dallas and Sharon Dort #
DTE Energy Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts
Linda and Stuart Nelson
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
MAESTROS
($20,000Ð$49,999)
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Anonymous
Anonymous #
Essel and Menakka Bailey #
Emily W. Bandera
John R. Edman and Betty B. Edman #
Esperance Family Foundation
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Susan and Richard Gutow #
KeyBank
Masco Corporation Foundation
Montague Foundation #
Roger and Coco Newton #
Philip and Kathy Power
Sharon and Doug Rothwell #
Norma and Dick Sarns
Jane and Edward Schulak
Toyota
University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
VIRTUOSOS
($10,000Ð$19,999)
Jerry and Gloria Abrams #
Ann Arbor Regent
Bank of Ann Arbor
Joseph A. Bartush, LSA, Class of Ô71
Bell Tower Hotel
Bendit Foundation
The Dahlmann Campus Inn
Alice Dobson
Jim and Patsy Donahey
Penny and Ken Fischer
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest
Anne and Paul Glendon #
David and Phyllis Herzig
Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
Mohamad Issa and the Issa Foundation
The Japan Foundation
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
McKinley Associates
Thomas and Deborah McMullen
McMullen Properties
Mrs. Robert E. Meredith #
Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, P.L.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns and David Sarns
New England Foundation for the Arts
Old National Bank
Gil Omenn and Martha Darling
Michael J. and Leslee Perlstein
PNC Foundation
James Read
Retirement Income Solutions
RunSignUp
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Joe and Yvonne Sesi
Sesi Motors
Irma J. Sklenar Trust
Nancy and James Stanley
University of Michigan Credit Union
Robert O. and Darragh H. Weisman
Marina and Robert Whitman
Gerald B. (Jay) Zelenock
CONCERTMASTERS ($5,000Ð$9,999)
Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster
Barbara A. Anderson and John H. Romani
Ann Arbor Automotive
Anonymous
Janet and Arnold Aronoff
Arts at Michigan
Aventura
babo: a market by Sava
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Andrew and Lisa Bernstein
Gary Boren
Edward and Mary Cady
Valerie and David Canter
Cheryl Cassidy
Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman
Comerica
The Herbert & Junia Doan Foundation
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
Barbara G. Fleischman
Katherine and Tom Goldberg
Norman and Debbie Herbert #
Carl W. and Charlene R. Herstein
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
James A. Kelly and Mariam C. Noland
David and Sally Kennedy #
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Jerry and Dale Kolins #
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Linda Langer and Paula McCracken
Ted and Wendy Lawrence #
Richard and Carolyn Lineback
The Mardi Gras Fund
Martin Family Foundation
Natalie Matovinovi.
Michigan Critical Care Consultants Inc.
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Virginia and Gordon Nordby
Rob and Quincy Northrup
Paula Novelli and Paul Lee and Pearl
Tim and Sally Petersen
Eleanor Pollack #
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Herbert and Ernestine Ruben
SavaÕs Restaurant
John W. and Gail Ferguson Stout
Stout Systems
Karen and David Stutz #
The Summer Fund of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Bruce G. Tuchman
United Way of Washtenaw County
University of Michigan Third Century Initiative
Dody Viola
LEADERS
($2,500Ð$4,999)
Jim and Barbara Adams
Michael and Suzan Alexander
Anonymous
Arts Midwest Touring Fund
Elizabeth R. Axelson and Donald H. Regan
John and Lillian Back
Ulysses Balis and Jennifer Wyckoff
Karen Bantel and Steve Geiringer
Norman E. Barnett
Robert and Wanda Bartlett
Bradford and Lydia Bates
Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry
Ronald and Linda Benson
Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler #
Blue Nile Restaurant
John and Denise Carethers
Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H. Haug
Jean and Ken Casey
Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kathy Cooney and Gary Faerber
Anne and Howard Cooper
Culture Source
Julia Donovan Darlow and John Corbett O'Meara
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis and Sophie Delphis
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Rosalie Edwards/Vibrant Ann Arbor Fund of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Joan and Emil Engel
Betsy Foxman and Michael Boehnke
Sara and Michael Frank
Prof. David M. Gates
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Germain Honda of Ann Arbor
Sid Gilman and Carol Barbour
Elliott and Gayle Greenberg
Richard and Linda Greene
John and Helen Griffith
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Stephanie Hale and Pete Siers
James and Patricia Kennedy
Connie and Tom Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Wally and Robert Klein
Philip and Kathryn Klintworth
Tim and Kathy Laing
Carolyn and Donald Lewis
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Lawrence and Rebecca Lohr
E. Daniel and Kay Long #
Jean E. Long
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and Janet Netz
Ann W. Martin and Russ Larson
Ernest and Adle McCarus
Erin McKean and Steve Sullivan
Paul Morel and Linda Woodworth
Margaret and Randolph Nesse
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee
Steve and Betty Palms
Elizabeth and David Parsigian
Bertram and Elaine Pitt
Jim and Bonnie Reece
John W. Reed
Anthony L. Reffells
Corliss and Jerry Rosenberg
Nathaniel and Melody Rowe
Frances U. and Scott K. Simonds
Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray
Linda Spector and Peter Jacobson
Eric and Ines Storhok
Ed and Natalie Surovell
Judy and Lewis Tann
Louise Taylor
Ted and Eileen Thacker
Keturah Thunder-Haab
Louise Townley
Jim Toy
PATRONS
($1,000Ð$2,499)
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
David G. and Joan M. Anderson
Christiane and William Anderson
Dave and Katie Andrea
Anonymous
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher
Harlene and Henry Appelman
Dr. Frank J. Ascione
Bob and Martha Ause
Jonathan Ayers and Teresa Gallagher
John and Ginny Bareham
Barracuda Networks
Cecilia Benner
Dr. Rosemary R. Berardi and Dr. Carolyn R. Zaleon
Mitchell Bernstein and Jessica Halprin
John E. Billi and Sheryl Hirsch
Joan Binkow
Judy Bobrow and Jon Desenberg
DJ and Dieter Boehm
Horace and Francine Bomar
Margaret and Howard Bond
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Laurence and Grace Boxer
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell
Dale E. and Nancy M. Briggs
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Jeannine and Robert Buchanan
Charles and Joan Burleigh
Barbara and Al Cain
Lou and Janet Callaway
Dan Cameron Family Foundation
Jean W. Campbell
Sally Camper and Bob Lyons
Thomas and Marilou Capo
Brent and Valerie Carey
Cheng-Yang Chang MD PhD #
Tsun and Siu Ying Chang
Anne Chase
Patricia Chatas
Myung Choi
Clark Hill PLC
Brian and Cheryl Clarkson
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Judy and Malcolm Cohen
Chris Conlin
Mac and Nita Cox
Tim and Robin Damschroder #
Susan T. Darrow
Charles and Kathleen Davenport #
Elena and Nicholas Delbanco
Monique and Dennis Deschaine
Michele Derr
Sally and Larry DiCarlo
Molly Dobson
Peter and Grace Duren
Barbara and Tony Eichmuller
Charles and Julia Eisendrath #
Johanna Epstein and Steven Katz
Harvey and Elly Falit
Scott and Kristine Fisher
Susan Fisher and John Waidley
Esther Floyd
Food Art
Dan and Jill Francis
Paul and Judith Freedman
Leon and Marcia Friedman
Bill and Boc Fulton
B. Garavaglia
Tom Gasloli
Chris and Dara Genteel
Zita and Wayne Gillis
Glen Arbor Cabin LLC
Fred and Barbara Goldberg
Cozette Grabb
Martha and Larry Gray
Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn
Marlys Hamill
Steven and Sheila Hamp
Jeff Hannah and Nur Akcasu
Randall L. and Nancy Caine Harbour #
Martin D. and Connie D. Harris
Clifford and Alice Hart
Larry Hastie
Sivana Heller
Robert M. and Joan F. Howe
Eileen and Saul Hymans
Keki and Alice Irani
Jean Jacobson
Janet and Wallie Jeffries
Kent and Mary Johnson #
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson #
David H. and Gretchen Kennard
Key Hope Foundation
Elise K. Kirk
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and Mathias-Philippe Badin
Barbara and Ronald Kramer
Donald J. and Jeanne L. Kunz
Jerry and Marion Lawrence
John K. Lawrence and
Jeanine A. DeLay #
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Richard LeSueur
Joan and Melvyn Levitsky
Fran Lyman
Lisa and Tim Lynch
Robert and Pearson Macek
John and Cheryl MacKrell
Edwin and Cathy Marcus #
W. Harry Marsden
Irwin and Fran Martin
Mary M. Matthews
Jerry A. and Deborah Orr May #
Susan McClanahan and Bill Zimmerman
W. Joseph McCune and Georgiana M. Sanders
Griff and Pat McDonald
Lyn McHie and John Anderson
James H. McIntosh and Elaine K. Gazda
Margaret McKinley
Semyon and Terry Meerkov
Melange Bistro
Harry and Natalie Mobley
Lester and Jeanne Monts
THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION
(of R. & P. Heydon)
Moscow Philanthropic Fund
Dana Muir and Tracy Grogan
Mullick Foundation
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
Susan and Mark Orringer #
Judith A. Pavitt
Lisa Payne
Lisa and John Peterson
Pfizer Foundation
Juliet S. Pierson
Susan Pollans and Alan Levy
Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Rick and Mary Price
Ray and Ginny Reilly
Charles Reinhart Company Realtors
Malverne Reinhart
Huda Karaman Rosen
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld
Craig and Jan Ruff
Karem and Lena Sakallah
Alan and Swanna Saltiel
Maya Savarino
Ann and Tom Schriber
John J.H. Schwarz
Erik and Carol Serr
Janet Shatusky
Bill and Chris Shell
Alyce K. Sigler
Carl Simon and Bobbi Low
Nancy and Brooks Sitterley
Michael Sivak and Enid Wasserman
Barbara Furin Sloat
Dr. Rodney Smith and Janet Kemink
Ren and Susan Snyder
Becki Spangler and Peyton Bland
Ted St. Antoine
Michael B. Staebler and
Jennifer R. Poteat
Gary and Diane Stahle
Lois Stegeman
Virginia E. Stein
Dalia and Stan Strasius
DJ and Kate Sullivan
Charlotte B. Sundelson
Elaine and Jim Tetreault
Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver
Marianne Udow-Phillips and Bill Phillips
Susan B. Ullrich #
Jack and Marilyn van der Velde
Florence S. Wagner
Bob and Liina Wallin
Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li #
Joyce Watson and Marty Warshaw
Harvey and Robin Wax
Karl and Karen Weick
Steven Werns MD
W. Scott Westerman, Jr.
Roy and JoAn Wetzel #
Lauren and Gareth Williams
Beth and I. W. Winsten
Max and Mary Wisgerhof
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
The Worsham Family Foundation
BENEFACTORS
($500Ð$999)
Jan and Sassa Akervall
Roger Albin and Nili Tannenbaum
Gordon and Carol Allardyce #
Neil P. Anderson
Catherine M. Andrea
Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ann Arbor Optometry
Anonymous
Sandy and Charlie Aquino
Penny and Arthur Ashe
Stephany and Jim Austin
Laurence R. and Barbara K. Baker
Lisa and Jim Baker
Reg and Pat Baker
Barbara and Daniel Balbach
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Pat Bantle
Nancy Barbas and Jonathan Sugar
Rosalyn, Joshua, and Beth Barclay
David and Monika Barera
Frank and Lindsay Tyas Bateman
Astrid B. Beck
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Merete Blšndal Bengtsson
Kathleen G. Benua
Helen V. Berg
L. S. Berlin and Jean McPhail
Maria and Terry Bertram
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras
William and Ilene Birge
John Blankley and Maureen Foley
R.M. Bradley and C.M. Mistretta
David and Sharon Brooks
Pamela Brown
Lawrence and Valerie Bullen
Sean Burton and
Dr. Jennifer Scott-Burton
Susan and Oliver Cameron
Campus Realty
Jack and Susan Carlson
Janet and Bill Cassebaum
Albert C. Cattell
John and Camilla Chiapuris
Alice S. Cohen
Jon Cohn and Daniela Wittmann
Conlin Travel
Connie and Jim Cook
Arnold and Susan Coran
Katherine and Clifford Cox
Clifford and Laura Craig #
John and Mary Curtis
Joseph R. Custer MD
Roderick and Mary Ann Daane
Christopher Dahl and Ruth Rowse
Dennis Dahlmann and Patricia Garcia
David and Nancy Deromedi
Macdonald and Carolin Dick
Linda Dintenfass and Ken Wisinski
Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz
Heather and Stuart Dombey
Julie and Bruce Dunlap
Don and Kathy Duquette
Dr. and Mrs. W. Duvernoy
Dykema
Alan S. Eiser
David Engelke and Alexandra Krikos
Ernst & Young Foundation
Etymotic Research,Inc.
Michael and Michaelene Farrell
Margaret and John Faulkner
Kay Felt
Carol Finerman
George W. Ford
David Fox and Paula Bockenstedt
Otto W. and Helga B. Freitag
Philip and RenŽe Woodten Frost
Carol Gagliardi and David Flesher
Luis and April Gago
Janet and Charles Garvin
Bob and Julie Gates
David and Maureen Ginsburg
Meidee Goh and David Fry #
Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Janet Goss #
Marla Gousseff
Christopher and Elaine Graham #
Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Green
Linda and Roger Grekin
Raymond Grew
Werner H. Grilk
Ken and Margaret Guire
Arthur W. Gulick
Talbot and Jan Hack
Dr. Don P. Haefner and
Dr. Cynthia J. Stewart
Helen C. Hall
Alan Harnik and Professor
Gillian Feeley-Harnik
Dan and Jane Hayes
Katherine D. Hein MD
Diane S. Hoff
Jane and Thomas Holland
Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood
Ronald and Ann Holz
Mabelle Hsueh
Jim and Colleen Hume
Ann D. Hungerman
Isciences, L.L.C.
Debbie Jackson
Elizabeth Jahn
Mattias Jonsson and Johanna Eriksson
Mark and Madolyn Kaminski
Don and Sue Kaul
Christopher Kendall and Susan Schilperoort
John Kennard and Debbi Carmody
Rhea K. Kish
Paul and Dana Kissner
Jean and Arnold Kluge
Regan Knapp and John Scudder
Joseph and Marilynn Kokoszka
Dr. Melvyn Korobkin and Linda Korobkin
Mary L. Kramer #
Paul Krutko and Ellya Jeffries
Ken and Maria Laberteaux
Donald J. Lachowicz
Jane Fryman Laird
David Lampe and Susan Rosegrant
Henry M. Lederman
Derick and Diane Lenters #
Sue Leong
Jennifer Lewis and Marc Bernstein
James and Jean Libs
Rod and Robin Little
Marilyn and Frode Maaseidvaag
Brigitte and Paul Maassen
Melvin and Jean Manis
Betsy Yvonne Mark
Geri and Sheldon Markel
Howard L. Mason
Judythe and Roger Maugh
Olivia Maynard and Olof Karlstrom
Martha Mayo and Irwin Goldstein
Margaret E. McCarthy
Jordan McClellan
Margaret McKinley
Joanna McNamara and Mel Guyer
Bernice and Herman Merte
Lee Meyer
Gene and Lois Miller
Louise Miller
Candice and Andrew Mitchell
Bert and Kathy Moberg
Olga Ann Moir
Lewis and Kara Morgenstern
Drs. Louis and Julie Jaffee Nagel
Erika Nelson and David Wagener
John and Ann Nicklas
Len Niehoff, Lisa Rudgers, and
J.J. Niehoff
Arthur S. Nusbaum
Constance and David Osler
Marysia Ostafin and George Smillie
M. Joseph and Zoe Pearson
Jack and Jean Peirce
Wesen and William Peterson
Joyce Plummer
Diana and Bill Pratt
Wallace and Barbara Prince
Quest Productions
Doug and Nancy Roosa
Nancy Rugani
Mariam Sandweiss
Ashish and Norma Sarkar
David W. Schmidt
Matthew Shapiro and Susan Garetz
George and Gladys Shirley
John Shultz Photography
Bruce M. Siegan
Sandy and Dick Simon
Sue and Don Sinta
JŸrgen Skoppek
Cheryl Soper
Cynthia Sorensen and Henry Rueter
Robbie and Bill Stapleton
Allan and Marcia Stillwagon
Sandy Talbott and Mark Lindley
Stephanie Teasley and Thomas Finholt
Doris H. Terwilliger
Brad Thompson
Nigel and Jane Thompson
Peter, Carrie, and Emma Throm #
Jonathan Trobe and
Joan Lowenstein #
Claire Turcotte
Joyce Urba and David Kinsella
Douglas and Andrea Van Houweling
Brad L. Vincent
Barbara and Thomas Wagner
Elizabeth A. and David C. Walker
Arthur and Renata Wasserman
Richard and Madelon Weber #
Deborah Webster and George Miller
Lyndon Welch
Kathy White #
Iris and Fred Whitehouse
Mac and Rosanne Whitehouse #
Tabb and Deanna Wile, Birmingham Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
Dr. Kay Wilson and Dan Barry
Thomas K. Wilson
Lawrence and Mary Wise
Mary Jean and John Yablonky
Karen Yamada and Gary Dolce
Linda Yohn
Ron and Deb Yonkoski
Thomas and Karen Zelnik
ASSOCIATES
($250Ð$499)
Judith Abrams
Dr. Diane M. Agresta
Roy Albert
Helen and David Aminoff
Anonymous
Ralph and Elaine Anthony
Phil and Lorie Arbour
Eric and Nancy Aupperle
Brian and Elizabeth Bachynski
Robert and Mary Baird
Barbara Barclay
Alex and Gloria Barends
Kenneth and Eileen Behmer
Christina Bellows and Joe Alberts
Christy and Barney Bentgen
Rodney and Joan Bentz
Dan Berland and Lisa Jevens
William and Patricia Berlin
Sheldon and Barbara Berry
Elizabeth S. Bishop
Mary E. Black
Jerry and Dody Blackstone
Mr. Mark D. Bomia
Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz
Christie Brown and Jerry Davis
Morton B. and Raya Brown
Tom and Lori Buiteweg
Jonathan and Trudy Bulkley
Tony and Jane Burton
Jennifer L. Caplis
Thomas and Colleen Carey
Barbara Mattison Carr
Dennis J. Carter
Susie Carter
John and Marsha Chamberlin
Prof. J. Wehrley Chapman and
Mrs. Patricia Chapman
Samuel and Roberta Chappell
Mark and Joan Chesler
Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo
Mark Clague and Laura Jackson
Janice A. Clark
Wayne and Melinda Colquitt
Anne and Edward Comeau
Minor J. and Susan L. Coon
Mrs. Katharine Cosovich
Roger Craig
Susie Bozell Craig
Mrs. C. Merle Crawford
Jean Cunningham and Fawwaz Ulaby
Marylee Dalton and Lynn Drickamer
Connie D'Amato
Sunil and Merial Das
Art and Lyn Powrie Davidge
Ed and Ellie Davidson
Linda Davis and Bob Richter
Norma and Peter Davis
Elizabeth Duell
Bill and Julie Dunifon
Ed and Mary Durfee
Swati Dutta
Dworkin Foundation
Gavin Eadie and Barbara Murphy
David Eden Productions, Ltd
James F. Eder
Richard and Myrna Edgar
Gloria J. Edwards
Morgan and Sally Edwards
James Ellis and Jean Lawton
Julie and Charles Ellis
Thomas A. Fabiszewski
Claudine Farrand and Daniel Moerman
Joseph Fazio and Lisa Patrell
Phillip and Phyllis Fellin
Kay Felt
James and Flora Ferrara
Jeff Fessler and Sue Cutler
Herschel and Adrienne Fink
C. Peter and Beverly Fischer
Harold and Billie Fischer
Arnold Fleischmann
Jessica Fogel and Lawrence Weiner
Scott and Janet Fogler
Lucia and Doug Freeth
Stephanie and Tim Freeth
Tavi Fulkerson and Bill Hampton
Harriet Fusfeld
Enid Galler
Sandra Gast and Greg Kolecki
Michael Gatti and Lisa Murray
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Dr. Renate V. Gerulaitis
Dr. Allan Gibbard and Dr. Beth Genne
J. Martin Gillespie and Tara Gillespie
Edie Goldenberg
Edward and Mona Goldman
Michael L. Gowing
Jenny Graf
Jerry M. and Mary K. Gray
Jeffrey B. Green
Greg Grieco and Sidonie Smith
Milton and Susan Gross
Susan C. Guszynski and
Gregory F. Mazure
Lawrence Hack
George and Mary Haddad
Michael Halpern
Susan R. Harris
Naomi Gottlieb Harrison and Theodore Harrison DDS
Dorothy J. Hastings
Gabrielle Hecht
Wendel and Nancy Heers
Rose and John Henderson
J. Lawrence Henkel and
Jacqueline Stearns
Therese and Alfred Hero
Elaine Hockman
Gideon and Carol Hoffer
Daniel Hoffman
James S. and Wendy Fisher House
Harold L. Ingram #
Joan and John Jackson
Drs. Maha Hussain and Sal Jafar
Hank and Karen Jallos
Mark and Linda Johnson
Paul and Olga Johnson
Janet and Jerry Joseph
Monica and Fritz Kaenzig
Angela Kane
Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Jane Kaufer #
Deborah Keller-Cohen and Evan Cohen
Nancy Keppelman and Michael Smerza
Dan and Freddi Kilburn
Paul and Leah Kileny
Web and Betty Kirksey
Shira and Steve Klein
John and Marcia Knapp
Michael Koen
Rosalie and Ron Koenig
Brenda Krachenberg
Gary and Barbara Krenz
Mary Krieger
Bert and Geraldine Kruse
Lucy and Kenneth Langa
Linda M. Langer
Neal and Anne Laurance
John and Theresa Lee
James Leija and Aric Knuth
Anne and Harvey Leo
Rachelle Lesko
Gloria Kitto Lewis
Jacqueline Lewis
Marty and Marilyn Lindenauer #
Arthur and Karen Lindenberg
Ann Marie Lipinski
Michael and Debra Lisull
Daniel Little and Bernadette Lintz
Dr. Len and Betty Lofstrom
Julie Loftin
Barbara and Michael Lott
William and Lois Lovejoy
Roger E. Lyons
Dr. Donald and Jane MacQueen
Martin and Jane Maehr
William and Jutta Malm
Tom Marini
Margaret and Harris McClamroch
Bill and Ginny McKeachie
Frances McSparran
Gerlinda Melchiori
Warren and Hilda Merchant
Fei Fei and John Metzler
Robin and Victor Miesel
Jack and Carmen Miller
John and Sally Mitani
Gordon and Kimberly Mobley
Mei-ying Moy
Mark and Lesley Mozola
Trevor Mudge and Janet Van Valkenburg
Tom and Hedi Mulford
Drs. George and Kerry Mychaliska #
Gerry and Joanne Navarre
Glenn Nelson and Margaret Dewar
Thomas J. Nelson
Kay and Gayl Ness
Sarah Winans Newman
Richard and Susan Nisbett
Laura Nitzberg
Christer and Outi Nordman
Robert and Elizabeth Oneal
Elizabeth Ong
Mohammad and J. Elizabeth Othman
David and Andrea Page
Karen Pancost
Kathy Panoff
Karen Park and John Beranek
Sara Jane Peth
Ruth S. Petit
Robert and Mary Ann Pierce
Donald and Evonne Plantinga
Irena and Patrick Politano
Pat Pooley
Thomas S. Porter
Anne Preston
Ann Preuss
Karen and Berislav Primorac
John Psarouthakis and Anitigoni Kefalogiannis
The Quarter Bistro
Stephen and Agnes Reading
Jeff Reece
Marnie Reid
Anne and Fred Remley
Jessica C. Roberts
Carrol K. Robertsen
Jonathan and Anala Rodgers
Susan M. Rose, D.O.
Drs. Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver
Dr. Daria Rothe
Ms. Rosemarie Haag Rowney
Carol Rugg and Richard Montmorency
Mitchell and Carole Rycus
Linda and Leonard Sahn
Amy Saldinger and Robert Axelrod
Irv and Trudy Salmeen
Ina and Terry Sandalow
Michael and Kimm Sarosi
Joseph M. Saul and Lisa Leutheuser
Albert J. and Jane L. Sayed
Jochen and Helga Schacht
Dick Scheer
Suzanne Schluederberg
Larry and Bev Seiford
Suzanne Selig
Harriet Selin
Ananda Sen and Mousumi Banerjee
Fred Shapiro
David and Elvera Shappirio
Jamie Sharkey
Patrick and Carol Sherry
Janet and David Shier
Jean and Thomas Shope
Hollis and Martha A. Showalter
Douglas and Barbara Siders
Edward and Kathy Silver
Terry M. Silver
Robert and Elaine Sims
Scott and Joan Singer
John and Anne Griffin Sloan
Robert Sloan and Ellen Byerlein
Carl and Jari Smith
David and Renate Smith
Robert W. Smith
Hanna Song and Peter Toogood
Cynthia Sorensen
Doris and Larry Sperling
Jim Spevak
Jeff Spindler
David and Ann Staiger
Jeff and Kate Stanley
James L. Stoddard
Cynthia Straub
Roger Stutesman
Brian and Lee Talbot
May Ling Tang
Stephan Taylor and
Elizabeth Stumbo
Textron
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Tom and Judy Thompson
William J. Thornton
Patricia and Terril Tompkins
Hitomi Tonomura
John G. Topliss
Donald Tujaka
Alvan and Katharine Uhle
David Uhlmann and Virginia Murphy
Alison and Matthew Uzieblo
Karla and Hugo Vandersypen
James and Barbara Varani
Village Corner, Inc.
Maureen and John Voorhees
Charles R. and Barbara H. Wallgren
MaryLinda and Larry Webster
Jack and Jerry Weidenbach
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weiermiller
Jack and Carol Weigel
Mary Ann Whipple
James B. White and Mary F. White
Nancy Wiernik
Nancy P. Williams
Robert J. and Anne Marie Willis
Pat and John Wilson
Robert Winfield and Lynda Chandler
Sarajane Winkelman
Lawrence and Mary Wise
Steven and Helen Woghin
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Drs. Margo and Douglas R. Woll #
Gail and David Zuk

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PATRONS (CONTINUED).

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TRIBUTE GIFTS
Gifts have been given in memory of the following people:

Mel Barclay MD
Erling Blšndal Bengtsson
Al Berland
Bharat Bhushan
Joan Boyle
Carl Brauer
Donald Bryant
Brian Callahan
Ralph Carey
Leon Cohan
Flip Connell
Ellwood Derr
Jim Garavaglia
Daphne Grew
Warren L. Hallock
Lloyd and Edith Herrold
Kenneth G. Holmes
Ronald R. Humphrey
Roger E. Hunt
George Killoran
Ian Krieg
Mort Lazar
Barbara Ann Lipinski
Josip Matovinovi. MD
Sharon Anne McAllister
Paul and Ruth McCracken
Valerie D. Meyer
Yetta Miller
Emerson and Gwendolyn Powrie
Henry J. Pratt
Gail Rector
Dot Reed
Steffi Reiss
Stanley Rontal
Nona Schneider
Tom Schneider
Marvin Sharon
Sidney Silber
Irma Sklenar
Beverly Slater
Dr. Herbert Sloan
Barry Sloat
Lloyd St. Antoine
Joan C. Susskind
Charles Tieman
Terril Tompkins
Neil Van Riper
Douglas O. Wayland
Angela Welch
Barbara R. Wykes

Gifts have been given in honor of the following people:

The 2013Ð14 UMS Ambassadors Executive Committee
Jeffrey Andonian
Nancy L. Ascione
Rachel Bendit
Sara Billmann
Jean W. Campbell
Beverly Carlisle
Pat Chapman
Judy Cohen
Mary Sue Coleman
Kenneth C. Fischer
Heather Gates
Jenny Graf
Susan and Dick Gutow
Emanuel Joshua
Michael Kondziolka
Katherine Moran
Sharon McAllister
Susan McClanahan
Donald and Antoinette Morelock
Ann Meredith
John M. Nicklas
John Reed
Dianne Widzinski
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Bai Xianyong

SEARCH

OUR HISTORY.
IN YOUR HANDS.

For the last several years, weÕve been digitizing all of the information from our rich 136-year history. Performance records, program books, photos, and much more are now available online. WeÕre proud to announce the launch of our online archives.
We encourage you to explore.

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General
Info.
We believe in the energy that comes with being present. Therefore, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to fully enjoy your experience. Look through this section to learn more about tickets, policies, accessibility, and opportunities to become
more involved with UMS.

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HOW TO BUY TICKETS.

ONLINE
www.ums.org
IN PERSON
UMS Ticket Office
Michigan League
911 North University Avenue
MonÐFri: 9 amÐ5 pm
Sat: 10 amÐ1 pm
Venue ticket offices open 90 minutes before each performance for
in-person sales only.
BY PHONE
734.764.2538
(Outside the 734 area code,
call toll-free 800.221.1229)
BY MAIL
UMS Ticket Office
Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011

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TICKET DONATIONS/UNUSED TICKETS
If you are unable to use your tickets, please return them to us on or before the performance date (accepted until the published performance time). A receipt will be issued by mail for tax purposes; please consult your tax advisor. Ticket returns count towards UMS giving levels.
ACCESSIBILITY
All UMS venues have barrier-free entrances for persons with disabilities. For information on access at specific UMS venues, call the Ticket Office at 734.764.2538 or visit www.ums.org/about/accessibility. There is no elevator access to Power Center, Michigan Theater, or Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre balconies. Ushers are available for assistance.
LISTENING SYSTEMS
Assistive listening devices are available in Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Arthur Miller Theatre, and the Power Center. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please ask an usher for assistance.
LOST AND FOUND
For items lost at Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, Power Center, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, or Arthur Miller Theatre, please visit the University Productions office in the Michigan League on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. For St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, call 734.821.2111. For Skyline High School, call 734.994.6515. For Trinosophes, call 313.737.6606.
REFRESHMENTS
Refreshments are available in the lobby during intermissions at events in the Power Center, in the lower lobby of Hill Auditorium, and in the Michigan Theater. Refreshments are not allowed in seating areas.

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PARKING
We know that parking in downtown Ann Arbor can be difficult and can sometimes take longer than expected. Please allow plenty of time to park. Parking is available in the Church Street, Maynard Street, Thayer Street, Fletcher Street, and Liberty Square structures for a minimal fee.
Valet parking is complimentary for UMS donors at the Virtuoso level ($10,000 or more annually) for Choral Union Series performances at Hill Auditorium. Valet parking is also available for a fee ($20 per car) until 30 minutes prior to the concert, and then subject to availability. Cars may be dropped off in front of Hill Auditorium beginning one hour prior to the performance.
FOR UP-TO-DATE PARKING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT
WWW.UMS.ORG/PARKING.
POLICIES.
SMOKE-FREE UNIVERSITY
As of July 1, 2011, the smoking of tobacco is not permitted on the grounds of the University of Michigan, including the exteriors of U-M theaters and concert halls. Smoking is allowed on sidewalks adjacent to public roads.
TICKET EXCHANGES
Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge up until 48 hours prior to the performance. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for a $6 per ticket exchange fee up until 48 hours prior to the performance. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office at least 48 hours prior to the performance. You may send your torn tickets to us by mail, fax a photocopy of them to 734.647.1171, or email a scanned copy to umstix@umich.edu. Lost or misplaced tickets cannot
be exchanged.
We will accept ticket exchanges within 48 hours of the performance for a $10 per ticket exchange fee (applies to both subscribers and single ticket buyers). Tickets must be exchanged at least one hour before the published performance time. Tickets received less than one hour before the performance will be returned as a donation until the published start time.
CHILDREN/FAMILIES
Children under the age of three will not be admitted to regular, full-length UMS performances. All children must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance. Children unable to do so, along with the adult accompanying them, may be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium. UMS has posted age recommendations for most performances at www.ums.org. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child. Remember, everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. Learn more about budget-friendly family concertgoing at www.ums.org/kids.
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GETTING INVOLVED.
For more detailed information on how to get involved with UMS, please visit www.ums.org/volunteer.
STUDENT WORK-STUDY/VOLUNTEER
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Internships with UMS provide valuable experiences in all areas of arts management, including performing arts production, education, administration, ticket sales, programming, development, and marketing. For more information about available positions and how to apply, please visit www.ums.org/jobs.
UMS STUDENT COMMITTEE
The UMS Student Committee is an official U-M student organization dedicated to keeping the campus community connected to the performing arts. For more information on how to join, please email umsscboard@umich.edu.
USHERING
Usher orientation sessions are held twice annually for new and returning ushers. You must attend an orientation to be eligible for ushering. Information about upcoming sessions is available at www.ums.org/volunteer as sessions are scheduled. For more information, contact Kate Gorman at 734.615.9398 or fohums@umich.edu.
UMS CHORAL UNION
Open to singers of all ages, the 175-voice UMS Choral Union performs choral music of every genre in presentations throughout the region. Participation in the UMS Choral Union is open to all by audition. Auditions are held in the spring and the fall of each year. To learn more, please contact Kathy Operhall at kio@umich.edu or 734.763.8997.
UMS AMBASSADORS (FORMERLY KNOWN AS UMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE)
If you are passionate about the arts, are looking for ways to spend time volunteering, and have a desire to connect with our organization on a deeper level, the UMS Ambassadors may be a great match for you. To learn more, please contact Cindy Straub at cstraub@umich.edu or 734.647.8009.

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2 Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
32 Charles Reinhart Co. Realtors
48 Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
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36 Dykema
22 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
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22 Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
28 Iris Dry Cleaners
32 Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC
20 Jewish Family Services
28 Kensington Court
28 Knight's
50 Mainstreet Ventures
39 Maryanne Telese, Realtor
34 Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
and Society
6 Michigan Radio
36 Old National Bank
34 Real Estate One
52 Red Hawk and Revive + Replenish
32 Retirement Income Solutions
24 Silver Maples of Chelsea
34 Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
52 Tom Thompson Flowers
46 U-M Alumni Association
20 UMS Prelude Dinners
IBC WEMU
24 WGTE
28 WKAR
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