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Year
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BE PRESENT

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN | ANN ARBOR

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Be
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UMS unleashes the power of the performing arts in
order to engage, educate, transform, and connect individuals
with uncommon experiences. The Fall 2015 season is full of
exceptional, world-class, and truly inspiring performances.

Welcome to the UMS experience. We’re glad you’re present.
Enjoy the performance.

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When you attend a UMS performance,
you’re part of a larger equation:

ARTS
+ CULTURE
= ECONOMIC
PROSPERITY
nonprofit

in the greater Ann Arbor Area

$100 million annually
Together, we invest in our local community’s vibrancy.

Ann Arbor Area

Community Foundation
aaacf.org

MARK
SCHLISSEL
President,
University of Michigan

KENNETH C.
FISCHER
UMS President

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delighted that you’re joining us in our 137th season, one
of the most exciting, diverse, and engaging in our history.
In addition to what you’ll see on stage, UMS has a robust
education program serving people of all ages and also
oversees the 175-voice Grammy Award-winning UMS
Choral Union. We invite you to learn more about all of
our programs at ums.org and to become engaged with
UMS, whether it’s by making a gift to our campaign,
joining us at the Ann Arbor Y for a community dance
class with a visiting dance company, or buying a ticket
to a performance. We’re always eager to hear from you,
too! Join the conversation and share your thoughts after a
performance at umslobby.org. If you have any comments,
questions, or concerns, please be in touch with UMS
President Ken Fischer at 734.647.1174 or at
kenfisch@umich.edu. We hope to see you again soon.

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Welcome to this UMS performance. We’re

STEPHEN R.
FORREST
Chair,
UMS Board of Directors

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For those who leave Michigan, but for whom Michigan never leaves.

This is where you belong. Join today at umalumni.com

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To reveal the age
you feel,
stay on
your toes.

Table of
Contents
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2015-16
Season Calendar
9
Education
11
History

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Corporate Champions

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Leadership Donors

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Foundation,
Government, &
University Support
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People
Paul Izenberg, MD | David Hing, MD
Richard Beil, MD | Daniel Sherick, MD
Rachel Streu, MD

Art and medicine
performing in concert

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Generous Donors
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Ad Index

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2015-16
Season Calendar
AUGUST
8/30

NT Live in HD:
Arthur Miller’s
A View from the Bridge

SEPTEMBER
9/11

UMS Season Opener!
My Brightest Diamond
with the Detroit Party
Marching Band and
special guest Shigeto

10/18

RSC Live in HD:
Shakespeare’s Othello
10/21

Abdullah Ibrahim &
Ekaya
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Sankai Juku
10/27

Hubbard Street Dance
Chicago
10/29

9/16

NT Live in HD: George
Bernard Shaw’s
Man and Superman

Chicago Symphony
Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
10/30

9/17

Sphinx Virtuosi
with the Catalyst Quartet
and Gabriela Lena Frank,
piano

OCTOBER
10/3

L-E-V

NOVEMBER
11/6

Danish String Quartet
11/8

Chucho Valdés:
Irakere 40
11/14

Youssou N’Dour and
Super Étoile de Dakar
NT Live in HD:
Shakespeare’s Hamlet

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor

11/20

Antigone by Sophokles
Starring Juliette Binoche
Directed by Ivo van Hove

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11/15

10/9-11

10/14-17

Takács Quartet
12/5-6

Handel’s Messiah
UMS Choral Union
Ann Arbor Symphony
Scott Hanoian, conductor
12/13

RSC Live in HD:
Shakespeare’s Henry V
12/17-1/3

A Christmas Carol
National Theatre of
Scotland
Directed by Graham
McLaren

JANUARY

10/7

The Gloaming

12/2

Tenebrae

Audra McDonald
9/27

DECEMBER

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

1/8

What’s in a Song?
A song recital evening
curated by Martin Katz
1/10

Jamie Barton,
mezzo-soprano
1/11

Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman,
conductor and violin
1/20

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis

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1 / 2 1 -2 3

2/19

4/15

Young Jean Lee’s
Theater Company
Untitled Feminist Show &
Straight White Men

The Triplets of Belleville
Benoît Charest,
composer-conductor

Zafir: Musical Winds
from North Africa to
Andalucía
Simon Shaheen, music
director

1/22

MARCH

Chamber Music Society
of Lincoln Center
1/27

Ms. Lisa Fischer and
Grand Baton

FEBRUARY

3/5

The Chieftains
3/11-12

Nufonia Must Fall
Kid Koala, DJ, producer,
and graphic novelist

Bavarian Radio Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
4/23

The Bad Plus
Joshua Redman

3/15

Apollo’s Fire & Apollo’s
Singers
Bach’s St. John Passion

2/5

3/19

Taylor Mac
A 24-Decade History
of Popular Music:
1960s–1980s

Montreal Symphony
Kent Nagano, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

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Tanya Tagaq in concert
with Nanook of the North

2/2

4/16

3/26

2/13

Gil Shaham, violin
with original films by
David Michalek
Bach Six Solos

Camille A. Brown &
Dancers

3/31-4/3

2/6

Igor Levit, piano

2/14

UMS Choral Union and
Organ
Love is Strong as Death
Scott Hanoian, conductor
2 / 1 6 -2 0

Sir András Schiff, piano
The Last Sonatas
of Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven, and Schubert

American Ballet Theatre
The Sleeping Beauty

APRIL
4/1

Mariachi Vargas de
Tecalitlán
4/8

Jerusalem String Quartet
4/14

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Education
EDUCATIONAL
EXPERIENCES
FOR
EVERYONE

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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 invite you
to participate in events inside and outside of the theater.

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Photo: You Can Dance with Abraham.in.Motion in March 2015. Photographer: Peter Smith Photography.

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Tradition
Builds
the
Future

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In our 137th 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 Handel’s 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 now presents 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.
Photo: Hill Auditorium in 1928.

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Leadership
Donors
We recognize the donors who have made or completed multi-year
campaign commitments of $100,000 or more during the last year. In
addition, we recognize the individuals who have committed $50,000 or
more in support of the 2015–16 season.
B E RT R A M A S K W I T H ( 1 9 1 1 -2 0 1 5 )
PATTI ASK WI TH K EN N ER
“The arts have made a significant difference in my life and
my daughter’s 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 — Bert’s Ticket — to introduce them to
a cultural experience at Michigan.”

DAL L AS AN D SH ARON DORT
“It could almost be said that we chose to move to Ann Arbor
post-career because of UMS. Who wouldn’t want to live in a
city that can attract such talent, and fill a 3,500-seat hall with
so many enthusiastic audiences? Now, we enjoy each season
all the more because, as donors, we’re an active part of UMS.
What a privilege!”

STE VE AN D ROS FORREST
“As students, we benefited from low-cost student tickets,
fostering a lifelong love of the performing arts. Our donation
will help to ensure that affordable tickets will be available to
today's students.”

I L E N E FORSY TH
“I 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.”

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M AXI N E AN D STUART F RANKE L
“We are delighted to partner with UMS for the fifth
year of the Renegade Series. Supporting Renegade
programming allows UMS to provide experiences for
the curious, adventurous, and experimental audience
member — allowing us to challenge our existing beliefs
and push our own boundaries.”

E U GE N E AN D E M I LY GRAN T
“We 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.”

RI C H ARD AN D SU SAN GU TOW
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"We enjoy classical and contemporary music, theater,
and dance, and feel privileged to add our endowment
to that of others to help ensure that UMS continues to
present adventuresome performances to the university
and Southeast Michigan communities."

PH I L AN D K ATH Y POW E R
"Thousands and thousands of lives have been made
richer and more profoundly aware through the music,
theater, and dance offerings of UMS. It’s hard to imagine
another institution that has had such an enormous
impact on so many over such a long time. UMS’s work
is enormously valuable and deserves generous support
from anybody who believes in the liberating power of the
performing arts."

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Corporate
Champions
We thank the following businesses for their commitments of $5,000 or more
for the 2015–16 season.
DOU GL ASS R. FOX
President, Ann Arbor Automotive
“We at Ann Arbor Automotive are pleased to support the artistic
variety and program excellence given to us by UMS.”

TIM OT H Y G . M A R S H A L L
President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor
“We take seriously our role as a community bank. 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. We are firm believers that the arts are vital to the
vibrancy of our cities, both culturally and economically.”

LA R RY B RYA N T
Ann Arbor Region President, Comerica Bank
“As a company with a long-standing commitment to diversity
and our community, Comerica is proud to continue its support of
UMS. We salute UMS on its efforts to enrich our community by
showcasing the talents of performing artists from around the world.
Congratulations to the leader and best in the performing arts.”

FAY E A L E X A N D E R N E L S O N
President, DTE Energy Foundation
“The DTE Energy Foundation is pleased to support exemplary
organizations like UMS that inspire the soul, instruct the mind, and
enrich the community.”

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“We are proud to support UMS in its tradition of program
excellence and outreach that enriches our thoughts, our
families, and our community.”

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N AN C Y AN D RAN DAL L FAB E R
Founders, Faber Piano Institute

JAM ES G . V E L L A
President, Ford Motor Company Fund
“Experiencing the world through music and the arts makes
us better as individuals while bringing us together as a
community. We are proud to support UMS and the important
role it plays in enriching our lives.”
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“In our firm’s 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.”
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MO H AM AD I SSA
Director, Issa Foundation
“The 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.”

K I RK AL B E RT
Michigan Market President, KeyBank
“KeyBank 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.”

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MIC H AE L CON L I N
Director of Business Development, Level X Talent
“Level X Talent enjoys supporting UMS and its ongoing success
bringing world-class artistic talent to the community. Please join
us in congratulating UMS. As with the arts, consistently finding
and attracting exceptional talent in Advanced Technology can
be difficult. Level X Talent partners with our clients to meet that
challenge.”

KE I T H A L L M A N
President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco
“Masco is proud to support UMS and salutes its commitment to
providing excellent and diverse programs that spark a lifelong
passion for creativity. Thank you, UMS, for allowing all of us to
experience the transformative power of the performing arts!”

ALB E RT M . B E RRI Z
CEO, McKinley, Inc.
“The 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.”

TH OM AS B . M C M U L L E N
President and CEO, McMullen Properties
“In the fifth grade, I began taking cornet lessons from Roger Jacobi,
a young man right out of the U-M School of Music who years later
would become President of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Roger
gave me not only love of music, but also deep appreciation for
what UMS does for school kids and adults alike.”

DE N N I S SE RRAS
Owner, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc.
“As 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.”

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“Miller Canfield proudly supports UMS for enhancing our
quality of life by bringing the unfiltered immediacy of live
performing arts to our community.”

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STE PH E N G. PAL M S
Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

TO DD C L ARK
Regional President, Old National Bank
“At Old National Bank, we’re committed to community
partnership. That’s why, last year alone, we funded over $5
million in grants and sponsorships and our associates donated
almost 100,000 volunteer hours. It’s also the reason we’re
pleased to once again support UMS as a corporate sponsor
for the 2015–16 season.”

RI C H ARD L . DE VORE
Detroit and Southeast Michigan Regional President,
PNC Bank
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“PNC Bank is proud to support the efforts of UMS and the Ann
Arbor community.”

BROC K H ASTI E
Managing Partner, Retirement Income Solutions, Inc.
“With strong roots in the community for more than 30 years,
our team of investment advisors is proud to support UMS.
We recognize and appreciate UMS’s successful history
and applaud the organization’s ongoing commitment to
presenting authentic, world-renowned artists to the Ann Arbor
community.”

SAVA L E LC AJ
Chief Executive Officer, Savco: Hospitality
“One of Ann Arbor’s greatest assets is UMS, which brings
amazing, best-in-class performances to our city season after
season. Savco Hospitality is honored to support UMS and its
mission of engaging, educating, transforming, and connecting
the arts to our community.”

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

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JOHN W. STOU T
President, Stout Systems
“Supporting UMS is really a labor of love — 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.”

TO M TH O M PSO N
Owner, Tom Thompson Flowers
“Judy and I are enthusiastic participants in the UMS family. We
appreciate how our lives have been elevated by this relationship.”

OSAMU “SIMON” N AGATA
President, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
North America, Inc.
“Toyota 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.”

TI F FAN Y FORD
President, University of Michigan Credit Union
“Thank 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.”

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“The University of Michigan is proud to support UMS as
a natural extension of our academic enterprise. UMS’s
outstanding performances and educational programs add
tremendous value for our students, faculty, alumni, and
regional community.”

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MARK SC H L I SSE L
President, University of Michigan

MARSC H AL L RU N GE
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of
Michigan, and CEO, University of Michigan Health System
We are proud to partner with UMS for its 2015–16 season.
Music improves the quality of life for all of us, and,
increasingly, is recognized as an important ingredient for
better health.”

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Foundation, Government,
& 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

$20,000-$499,000
Anonymous
Charles H. Gershenson Trust

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

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Handel’s
Messiah
George Frideric Handel / Composer
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
Scott Hanoian / Conductor
Mary Wilson / Soprano
Elizabeth DeShong / Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Plenk / Tenor
Michael Sumuel / Bass-baritone
Joseph Gascho / Harpsichord
Scott VanOrnum / Organ
Saturday Evening, December 5, 2015 at 8:00
Sunday Afternoon, December 6, 2015 at 2:00
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

24th and 25th Performances of the 137th Annual Season

On September 10, UMS received the National Medal of Arts from
President Barack Obama at the White House. We are deeply honored to be
the first university-based presenter to receive this recognition, which is
the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the US government.
Please accept our sincerest thanks for your participation and generous
patronage, all of which have played a critical role in UMS being recognized
at the highest level. Artists tell us time and time again that “UMS
audiences are the best” and we wholeheartedly agree. This medal belongs
to all of us.

This weekend’s performances are sponsored by Sesi Lincoln and Richard and Norma Sarns.
Endowed support from the Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund.
Media partnership provided by Michigan Radio 91.7 FM and Ann Arbor’s 107 one.
In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices
during the performance.
The photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited.

PROGRAM

Part I
l

Sinfonia

2

Arioso
Isaiah 40: 1
Isaiah 40: 2

Isaiah 40: 3

3

Air
Isaiah 40: 4

4 Chorus
Isaiah 40: 5

5 Accompanied
recitative
Haggai 2: 6

Haggai 2: 7
Malachi 3: 1

6 Air
Malachi 3: 2

7 Chorus
Malachi 3: 3

Mr. Plenk
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her
that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is
pardoned.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare
ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a
highway for our God.
Mr. Plenk
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
. . . made low: the crooked . . . straight, and the rough
places plain:

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all
flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord
hath spoken it.

Mr. Sumuel
. . . thus saith the Lord of hosts: Yet once, . . . a little
while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the
sea and the dry land;
And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all
nations shall come: . . .
. . . the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to
his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom
ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
Ms. DeShong
But who may abide the day of his coming? And who
shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a
refiner’s fire, . . .

. . . and he shall purify the sons of Levi, . . . that they may
offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
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8

Recitative
Isaiah 7: 14

Ms. DeShong
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall
call his name Immanuel, “God-with-us.”

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Air and Chorus
Isaiah 40: 9

Ms. DeShong
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into
the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to
Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be
not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah: Behold your God!
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of
the Lord is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 60: 1

10 Arioso
Isaiah 60: 2

Isaiah 60: 3

11 Air
Isaiah 9: 2

12 Chorus
Isaiah 9: 6

Mr. Sumuel
For behold, . . . darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee,
and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
Mr. Sumuel
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great
light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of
death, upon them hath the light shined.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall
be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The
Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

13 Pifa

(Pastoral Symphony)

14 Recitative
Luke 2: 8

Ms. Wilson
. . . there were . . . shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night.

15 Arioso
Luke 2: 9

Ms. Wilson
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were
sore afraid.

16 Recitative
Luke 2: 10

Ms. Wilson
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

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Luke 2: 11

17 Arioso
Luke 2: 13

18 Chorus
Luke 2: 14

19 Air
Zechariah 9: 9

Zechariah 9: 10
20 Recitative
Isaiah 35: 5
Isaiah 35: 6

21 Air
Isaiah 40: 11

Matthew 11: 28
Matthew 11: 29

22 Chorus
Matthew 11: 30

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord.
Ms. Wilson
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will
towards men.
Ms. Wilson
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is the
righteous Savior, . . .
. . . and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: . . .
Ms. DeShong
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears
of the deaf . . . unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of
the dumb shall sing: . . .
Ms. DeShong and Ms. Wilson
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: and he shall
gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his
bosom, and . . . gently lead those that are with young.
Come unto Him, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and
He will give you rest.
Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek
and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

. . . His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light.

Intermission

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Part II
23 Chorus
John 1: 29

24 Air
Isaiah 53: 3
Isaiah 50: 6

25 Chorus
Isaiah 53: 4
Isaiah 53: 5

26 Chorus
Isaiah 53: 4

27 Arioso
Psalm 22: 7

28 Chorus
Psalm 22: 8

29 Accompanied
recitative
Psalm 69: 20

. . . Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of
the world! . . .
Ms. DeShong
He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief: . . .
He gave his back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them
that plucked off the hair: He hid not His face from shame
and spitting.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: . . .
. . . he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes are we healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all.
Mr. Plenk
All they that see him laugh him to scorn: they shoot our
their lips, and shake their heads, saying:

He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him
deliver him, if he delight in him.

Mr. Plenk
Thy rebuke hath broken his heart; he is full of heaviness:
he looked for some to have pity on him, but there was no
man; neither found he any to comfort him.

30 Arioso
Mr. Plenk
Lamentations 1:12 . . . Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his
sorrow . . .

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31 Accompanied
recitative
Isaiah 53: 8

32 Air
Psalm 16: 10

33 Chorus
Psalm 24: 7
Psalm 24: 8
Psalm 24: 9
Psalm 24: 10

34 Recitative
Hebrews 1: 5

35 Chorus
Hebrews 1: 6
36 Air
Psalm 68: 18

37 Chorus
Psalm 68: 11

38 Air
Isaiah 52: 7

39 Chorus
Romans 10: 18

Mr. Plenk
. . . he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the
transgressions of thy people was he stricken.
Mr. Plenk
But thou didst not leave his soul in hell; nor didst thou
suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye
everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye
everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the
King of glory.
Mr. Plenk
. . . unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art
my son, this day have I begotten thee? . . .

. . . let all the angels of God worship him.
Ms. DeShong
Thou art gone up on high, thou hast lead captivity captive:
and received gifts for men; yea, even for thine enemies, that
the Lord God might dwell among them.

The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the
preachers.
Ms. Wilson
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel
of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things . . .

Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words
unto the ends of the world.

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40 Air
Psalm 2: 1
Psalm 2: 2
41 Chorus
Psalm 2: 3

Mr. Sumuel
Why do the nations so furiously rage together, . . . why do
the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take
counsel together against the Lord and his anointed, . . .
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their
yokes from us.

42 Recitative
Psalm 2: 4

Mr. Plenk
He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the
Lord shall have them in derision.

43 Air
Psalm 2: 9

Mr. Plenk
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash
them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

44 Chorus
Revelation 19: 6 Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth
Revelation 11:15 . . . The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of
our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and
ever.
Revelation 19:16 . . . King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
You are invited to join the UMS Choral Union in singing the “Hallelujah” chorus.
Please leave the music at the door when exiting the auditorium. Thank you.

Part III
45 Air
Job 19: 25
Job 19: 26
I Cor. 15: 20

46 Chorus
I Cor. 15: 21
I Cor. 15: 22

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Ms. Wilson
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth.
And though . . . worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, . . . the first fruits
of them that sleep.

. . . since by man came death, by man came also the
resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
alive.

47 Accompanied
recitative
I Cor. 15: 51
I Cor. 15: 52
48 Air
I Cor. 15: 52
I Cor. 15: 53

Mr. Sumuel
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet:
Mr. Sumuel
. . . the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this
mortal must put on immortality.

49 Recitative
I Cor. 15: 54

Ms. DeShong
. . . then shall be brought to pass the saying that is
written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

50 Duet
I Cor. 15: 55
I Cor. 15: 56

Ms. DeShong and Mr. Plenk
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

51 Chorus
I Cor. 15: 57

52 Air
Romans 8: 31
Romans 8: 33
Romans 8: 34

But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ms. Wilson
If God be for us, who can be against us?
Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is
God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea
rather, that is risen again, who is . . . at the right hand of
God, who . . . makes intercession for us.

53 Chorus
Revelation 5: 12 . . . Worthy is the Lamb that was slain and hath redeemed
us to God by His blood to receive power, and riches, and
wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
Revelation 5: 13 . . . Blessing, and honor, . . . glory, and power, be unto Him
that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever
and ever.
Amen.

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MESSIAH (1741)
George Frideric Handel
Born February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany
Died April 14, 1759 in London
George Frideric Handel’s sacred
oratorio Messiah is without question
one of the most popular works in the
choral/orchestral repertoire today.
In what has become an indispensable
Christmas tradition, amateur and
professional musicians in almost
every city and town throughout
the country perform this work as
a seasonal entertainment, and are
rewarded with the satisfaction
of taking part in one of the great
communal musical events.
The text for Messiah was selected
and compiled from the Authorized
(King James) Version of the Bible
by Charles Jennens, an aristocrat
and musician/poet of modest talent
and exceptional ego. With Messiah,
Jennens seems to have outdone
himself in compiling a libretto with
profound thematic coherence and
an acute sensitivity to the inherent
musical structure. With the finished
libretto in his possession, Handel
began setting it to music on August
22, 1741, and completed it 24 days
later. He was certainly working
at white-hot speed, but this didn’t
necessarily indicate he was in the
throes of devotional fervor, as legend
has often stated. Handel composed
many of his works in haste, and
immediately after completing Messiah
he wrote his next oratorio, Samson, in
a similarly brief time-span.
The swiftness with which Handel
composed Messiah can be partially
explained by the musical borrowings
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from his own earlier compositions.
For example, the melodies used in the
two choruses “And He shall purify”
and “His yoke is easy” were taken
from an Italian chamber duet Handel
had written earlier in 1741, “Quel fior
che all’ alba ride.” Another secular
duet, “Nò, di voi non vo’ fidarmi,”
provided material for the famous
chorus “For unto us a Child is born,”
and the delightful “All we like sheep”
borrows its wandering melismas
from the same duet. A madrigal
from 1712, “Se tu non lasci amore,”
was transformed into a duet-chorus
pair for the end of the oratorio, “O
Death, where is thy sting,” and “But
thanks be to God.” In each instance,
however, Handel does more than
simply provide new words to old tunes.
There is considerable re-composition,
and any frivolity that remains from
the light-hearted secular models is
more than compensated for by the
new material Handel masterfully
worked into each chorus. Overenthusiastic “Handelists” in the 19th
century perpetuated all sorts of
legends regarding the composition
of Messiah. An often-repeated story
relates how Handel’s servant found
him sobbing with emotion while
writing the famous “Hallelujah
Chorus,” and the composer claiming,
“I did think I did see all Heaven before
me and the great God Himself.”
Supposedly Handel often left
his meals untouched during this
compositional period, in an apparent

display of devotional fasting and
monastic self-denial. Present-day
historians more familiar with
Handel’s life and religious views
tend to downplay these stories. It’s
been suggested that if Handel did
indeed have visions of Heaven while
he composed Messiah, then it was
only in the same manner in which
he visualized the Roman pantheon
of gods while he composed his opera
Semele. Handel’s religious faith was
sincere, but tended to be practical
rather than mystical.
The tradition of performing
Messiah at Christmas began later in
the 18th century. Although the work
was occasionally performed during
Advent in Dublin, the oratorio was
usually regarded in England as an
entertainment for the penitential
season of Lent, when performances
of opera were banned. Messiah’s
extended musical focus on Christ’s
redeeming sacrifice also makes it
particularly suitable for Passion
Week and Holy Week, the periods
when it was usually performed during
Handel’s lifetime. But in 1791, the
Cæcilian Society of London began
its annual Christmas performances,
and in 1818 the Handel and Haydn
Society of Boston gave the work’s
first complete performance in the US
on Christmas Day — establishing a
tradition that continues to the present.
UMS is a direct result of this tradition.
Following the pattern of Italian
baroque opera, Messiah is divided into
three parts. The first is concerned
with prophecies of the Messiah’s
coming, drawing heavily from
messianic texts in the Book of Isaiah,
and concludes with an account of
the Christmas story that mixes both

Old and New Testament sources.
The second part deals with Christ’s
mission and sacrifice, culminating
in the grand “Hallelujah Chorus.”
The final, shortest section is an
extended hymn of thanksgiving,
an expression of faith beginning
with Job’s statement “I know that
my Redeemer liveth” and closing
with the majestic chorus “Worthy is
the Lamb” and a fugal “Amen.” In its
focus on Christ’s sacrifice Messiah
resembles the great Lutheran
Passions of Schütz and Bach, but
with much less direct narrative and
more meditative commentary on the
redemptive nature of the Messiah’s
earthly mission. Handel scholar
Robert Myers suggested that “logically
Handel’s masterpiece should be called
Redemption, for its author celebrates
the idea of Redemption, rather than
the personality of Christ.”
For the believer and non-believer
alike, Handel’s Messiah is undoubtedly
a majestic musical edifice. But while
a truly popular favorite around the
world, Messiah aspires to more than
just a reputation as an enjoyable
musical event. After an early
performance of the work in London,
Lord Kinnoul congratulated Handel
on the “noble entertainment” he had
recently brought to the city. Handel
is said to have replied, “My Lord, I
should be sorry if I only entertained
them; I wished to make them
better.” Certainly Messiah carries an
ennobling message to people of all
faiths and credos, proclaiming “peace
on earth, and goodwill towards men” —
a message that continues to be timely
and universal.
Program note by Luke Howard.
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ARTISTS
Scott Hanoian (conductor) is active as an
organist, accompanist, continuo artist,
conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest
clinician. Mr. Hanoian begins his tenure as
music director and conductor of the UMS
Choral Union this season. As the director of
music and organist at Christ Church Grosse
Pointe, he directs the church’s Choir of Men
and Boys, Choir of Men and Girls, the Christ
Church Schola, the Christ Church Chorale,
and oversees the yearly concert series.
In addition to his work at Christ Church,
Mr. Hanoian was the artistic director and
conductor of the Oakland Choral Society
and has served on the faculty of Wayne
State University.
As a conductor and organist, Mr. Hanoian
has performed concerts throughout the US
and Europe. He has performed in evensongs
and concerts throughout England, Scotland,
Wales, France, Italy, Ireland, and Australia.
Highlights include Wells Cathedral;
Winchester Cathedral; York Minster; St.
Paul’s Cathedral, London; St. Peter’s Basilica
at the Vatican; St. Patrick’s Cathedral,
Dublin; Notre Dame Cathedral; and St.
George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr.
Hanoian was the assistant organist and
assistant director of music at Washington
National Cathedral where he played the
organ for many services including the state
funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan
and Gerald Ford. In addition, Mr. Hanoian
directed the training choir and founded and
conducted Cathedral Voices, the Cathedral’s
volunteer service choir.
Mr. Hanoian completed his graduate
studies at the University of Michigan,
having received degrees in choral
conducting, organ performance, and church
music. A student of Robert Glasgow, Jerry
Blackstone, and Theodore Morrison, Mr.
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Hanoian accompanied and conducted
several choirs and musical organizations
at U-M in rehearsals, performances, and
recordings. Mr. Hanoian attended high
school in northern Michigan at the worldrenowned Interlochen Arts Academy,
where he studied organ performance with
Robert Murphy. Mr. Hanoian has recorded
the complete organ works of Johannes
Brahms for the JAV label.
Mary Wilson (soprano) is acknowledged
as one of today’s most exciting young
artists. She has cultivated a wide-ranging
career singing chamber music, oratorio,
and operatic repertoire, and has received
consistent critical acclaim from coast
to coast.
In high demand on the concert stage, Ms.
Wilson has most recently appeared with
the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia
Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis
Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Detroit
Symphony, Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
San Antonio Symphony, Jacksonville
Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo
Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony,
Dayton Philharmonic, VocalEssence, and at
the Hollywood Bowl. She has worked with
conductors including Nicholas McGegan,
Bernard Labadie, Martin Pearlman, Martin
Haselböck, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Stern,
Anton Armstrong, Philip Brunelle, and
Leonard Slatkin. An exciting interpreter
of Baroque repertoire, especially Handel,
she has appeared with Philharmonia
Baroque, Musica Angelica, American Bach
Soloists, Boston Baroque, Grand Rapids
Bach Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis,
Baltimore Handel Choir, Florida Bach
Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music,

the Casals Festival, and the Carmel Bach
Festival. With the IRIS Chamber Orchestra,
she sang the world premiere of the
song cycle “Songs Old and New” written
especially for her by Ned Rorem. She was
named an “Emerging Artist” by Symphony
Magazine in 2004 in the publication’s first
ever presentation of promising classical
soloists on the rise.
On the opera stage, she is especially
noted for her portrayals of Zerbinetta in
Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah in Le Nozze
di Figaro, and Gilda in Rigoletto. She has
created leading roles in North American
and world premiere performances of Dove’s
Flight, Glass’ Galileo Galilei, and Petitgirard’s
Joseph Merrick dit L’Elephant Man. She has
appeared most recently with Opera Theatre
of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, Boston
Lyric Opera, Dayton Opera, Arizona Opera,
Tulsa Opera, Mississippi Opera, Southwest
Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the
Goodman Theatre.
An accomplished pianist, Ms. Wilson
holds performance degrees from St.
Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota,
and Washington University in St. Louis,
Missouri. She currently resides in Memphis,
Tennessee, with her husband and son.

in Carnegie Hall, the Wiener Staatsoper
for Angelina in La Cenerentola, and the
Los Angeles Opera where she performed
Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In addition,
Ms. DeShong sang Elgar’s The Kingdom
with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in
the Netherlands and the Royal Flemish
Orchestra in Belgium, the Mozart Requiem
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra,
the Verdi Requiem with the Louisiana
Philharmonic Orchestra, and Hermia in
Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at
the Festival Aix-en-Provence.
Further performances of note include
Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San
Franciso Opera and English National
Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the
Canadian Opera Company, and Hermia
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lyric
Opera of Chicago.
The recipient of numerous awards,
Ms. DeShong received the Washington
National Opera’s ”Artist of the Year Award”
in 2010, for her debut performance as the
Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf
Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in
the San Francisco Opera’s production of
Lucrezia Borgia was released on DVD on
EuroArts Music and Naxos of America.

When Elizabeth DeShong (mezzosoprano) sang the title role of Rossini’s
La Cenerentola at the Glyndebourne
Festival, The Guardian wrote: “this is,
quite simply, one of the great operatic
performances. It is dominated by DeShong,
whose voice combines a contralto opulence
with blazing top notes and some of the most
staggering coloratura you will ever hear...”
Ms. DeShong’s operatic and orchestral
engagements during the 2014–15 season
took her to the Canadian Opera Company
for performances as Suzuki in Madama
Butterfly, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for
Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht

This season, Matthew Plenk (tenor) returns
to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Don
Ottavio in Don Giovanni and to the Opera
Theater of St. Louis as Macduff in Macbeth.
He also sings Handel’s Messiah with UMS
in Ann Arbor and with the Minnesota
Orchestra, and appears at Carnegie Hall
with the Oratorio Society of New York in a
performance of Filas’ Requiem.
A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s
Lindemann Young Artist Development
Program, Mr. Plenk made his Metropolitan
Opera debut in the 2007–08 season as the
Sailor’s Voice in Tristan und Isolde under
the baton of Maestro James Levine, a role
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he repeated under the baton of Daniel
Barenboim. He has since returned to the
Met as Tamino in The Magic Flute, Arturo
in Lucia di Lammermoor, Janek in The
Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in Il
Tabarro, and Marcellus in Hamlet, and
appeared as Arturo in the Met’s 2011 tour
of Japan.
Mr. Plenk made his Carnegie Hall debut
with the Metropolitan Opera Chamber
Ensemble, singing the Brahms Liebeslieder
Walzer and duets by Schumann. Other
concert engagements have included
his Chicago Symphony debut in August
of 2015 singing Steuerman at Ravinia,
performances of Salome and Daphne with
the Cleveland Orchestra in Cleveland and in
New York, Borsa in a concert performance
of Rigoletto with Gustavo Dudamel and the
Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood
Bowl, the Shepherd in Oedipus Rex with
both the Boston Symphony Orchestra
(with James Levine) and the Philadelphia
Orchestra (with Charles Dutoit), his debut
at the Tanglewood Festival as Iopas in
Berlioz’ Les Troyens with James Levine
conducting, and appearances at the Aspen
Music and La Jolla Summerfest festivals.
In 2005, Mr. Plenk was one of 16 singers
invited to work with Naxos Records and
Yale University in a collaborative project to
record the complete songs of Charles Ives.
Mr. Plenk has been appointed as
assistant professor of voice at the
University of Denver’s Lamont School of
Music. He is a Samling Scholar, and holds
a bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School
of Music and a master’s degree from Yale
University. His many awards include
Grand Finalist in the 2007 Metropolitan
Opera National Council Auditions, First
Place winner of the Five Towns Music
Competition, and Grand Prize winner at the
Music Lovers Competition.

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Michael Sumuel, (bass-baritone) hailed
as having “vocals [that] are smooth and
ingratiating” (Daily Camera) returns to San
Francisco Opera as Escamillo in Calixto
Bieto’s staging of Carmen, and returns to
Glyndebourne Festival Opera for Theseus
in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
On the concert stage, Mr. Sumuel makes
his debut with the Netherlands Radio
Philharmonic in Mozart’s Mass in c minor
and joins UMS in Ann Arbor and Mercury
Houston for Handel’s Messiah.
Previous seasons have included his debut
at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Masetto
in a new production by Robert Falls of Don
Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis,
and a successful San Francisco Opera
debut as Tom in the world premiere of
Christopher Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier
opposite baritone Thomas Hampson in a
Francesco Zambello production conducted
by Patrick Summers. On the stage of
Houston Grand Opera Mr. Sumuel has
performed the roles of Frank in Strauss’
Die Fledermaus, alongside Susan Graham;
Elviro in Handel’s Xerxes opposite Susan
Graham and David Daniels; Masetto in Don
Giovanni; and Schaunard in John Caird’s
new production of La Bohéme, a role that
also served as his European debut with
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and was seen
in an HGOco commission River of Light. He
made his role debut as Figaro in Mozart’s
Le Nozze di Figaro with Dayton Opera and
reprised the role for his company debut
with Central City Opera.
While a Studio Artist with Houston
Grand Opera, Mr. Sumuel appeared as
Sharpless in performances of Puccini’s
Madama Butterfly, the Motorcycle Cop in
Dead Man Walking starring Joyce DiDonato
(now available on CD), Antonio in Le Nozze
di Figaro, and a Lackey in Richard Strauss’s
Ariadne auf Naxos. He also sang Dulcamara
in performances of L’elisird’amore, Noble

in Lohengrin, Sciarrone in Tosca, and
Narumoff in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame.
Mr. Sumuel’s competition accolades
include the 2009 Fielder Grant for Career
Advancement and winner of the 2009
Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
He is an alumnus of the Merola Opera
Program at San Francisco Opera Center
and Filene Young Artist program at Wolf
Trap Opera. Mr. Sumuel holds degrees from
both Columbus State University and Rice
University.
Joseph Gascho (harpsichord) joined the
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s
department of organ in September 2014
as assistant professor. Mr. Gascho enjoys
a multifaceted musical career as a solo
and collaborative keyboardist, conductor,
teacher, and recording producer. Featuring
his own transcriptions of Bach, Handel,
and Charpentier, his recent debut solo
recording was praised in the American
Record Guide for “bristling with sparkling
articulation, subtle but highly effective
rubato and other kinds of musical timing,
and an enviable understanding of the
various national styles of 17th and 18th
century harpsichord music.”
In 2002, Mr. Gascho won first prize
in the Jurow International Harpsichord
Competition. As a student of Webb Wiggins
and Arthur Haas, he earned masters and
doctoral degrees in harpsichord from the
Peabody Conservatory and the University
of Maryland, where he also studied
orchestral conducting with James Ross.
Recent performing highlights include
performing with the National Symphony
at Carnegie Hall, the Mark Morris
Dance Group, the Kennedy Center Opera
Orchestra, and conducting Idomeneo
for the Maryland Opera Studio. He has
also conducted numerous operas from
Monteverdi to Mozart for Opera Vivente.

At the Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque
Performance Institute, Mr. Gascho
conducts the student orchestra, coaches
chamber music, and teaches basso continuo.
A strong proponent of technology in
the arts, he has used computer-assisted
techniques in opera productions, in a recent
recording with the ensemble Harmonious
Blacksmith and percussionist Glen Velez,
and in his basso continuo classes.
In demand as a recording producer, Mr.
Gascho has recently produced sessions
and recordings for Pomerium, the Folger
Consort, Trio Pardessus, the 21st Century
Consort, Ensemble Gaudior, Three
Notch’d Road, pianist/composer Haskell
Small, Cantate Chamber Singers, and the
Washington Master Chorale.
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.
All of these orchestras play regularly
here, and our quality-conscious audience
equates us to them with their discretionary
entertainment dollars. This season the A2SO
announced its fifth consecutive year of over
1,000 subscribers, underscoring the quality
of the musical experience delivered to our
growing audience.
The A2SO is a versatile orchestra,
performing the gamut of musical styles:
from Beethoven to Kodály, and from
the revered Russian masters to new and
contemporary music by Ann Arbor’s own
Bill Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Michael
Daugherty, and Bright Sheng.
A2SO concerts frequently feature worldclass guest soloists including opening
this season with Garrick Ohlsson in
Hill Auditorium. The Symphony is most
privileged to be part of a community already
enriched with musical talent including
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concertmaster Aaron Berofsky and area
choruses such as the UMS Choral Union,
Boychoir of Ann Arbor, and Measure for
Measure. The A2SO is proud to play concerts
in all venues — from area farmers markets to
school classrooms, and from libraries to day
care centers and senior centers.
You can hear 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. They
attract, inspire, and educate the most
diverse audience possible, foster a growing
appreciation for orchestral music and
regional talent, and provide imaginative
programming through community
involvement. Join the A2SO at Hill on Friday,
December 11 at 8:00 for its Annual Holiday
Pops Concert.
Formed in 1879 by a group of local
university and townspeople who gathered
together for the study of Handel’s Messiah,
the UMS Choral Union has performed
with many of the world’s distinguished
orchestras and conductors in its 137year history. First led by Professor Henry
Simmons Frieze and then conducted by
Professor Calvin Cady, the group has
performed Handel’s Messiah in Ann
Arbor annually following its first Messiah
performance in December 1879. Based
in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS, the
175-voice Choral Union is known for its
definitive performances of large-scale
works for chorus and orchestra.
In May 2015, UMS announced the
appointment of Scott Hanoian as the
Choral Union’s new music director and
conductor. Hanoian’s inaugural season
in 2015–16 began by preparing the
chorus for a September performance of
Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Ann
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Arbor Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Arie Lipsky. The UMS Choral Union also
joined the Michigan Marching Band, New
York Philharmonic brass, and conductor
Alan Gilbert in a special halftime show
appearance at the Big House during
Homecoming weekend in October. In
February, the UMS Choral Union will
perform a program including Duruflé’s
Requiem, Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, and
Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs
with organ at Hill Auditorium. In April
2016, women of the UMS Choral Union
will join both the Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra for performances of Holst’s
The Planets. The UMS Choral Union’s
season will end in April by renewing a
relationship with the Toledo Symphony
Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s
Requiem conducted by Stefan Sanderling
at the Rosary Cathedral.
The UMS Choral Union was a participant
chorus in a rare performance and recording
of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and
of Experience in Hill Auditorium in April
2004 under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
The Naxos recording won four Grammy
Awards in 2006, including “Best Choral
Performance” and “Best Classical Album.”
Other recent highlights include a recording
project with the U-M School of Music,
Theatre & Dance’s choral and orchestral
ensembles of a performance of the rarelyheard Oresteian Trilogy by Darius Milhaud
conducted by Kenneth Kiesler.
Participation in the UMS Choral Union
remains open to all students and adults by
audition.
For more information on how to audition,
please email choralunion@umich.edu, call
734.763.8997, or visit www.ums.org/about/
choralunion.

UMS ARCHIVES
The UMS Choral Union began performing on December 16, 1879 and has
presented Handel’s Messiah in performances ever since. This weekend’s
performances mark the UMS Choral Union’s 430th and 431st appearances under
UMS auspices, following its most recent UMS performance in February 2015
of Mendelssohn’s Elijah under the baton of Jerry Blackstone. This weekend’s
performances mark the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s 71st and 72nd UMS
performances since its 1974 UMS debut. This weekend’s performances mark
soprano Mary Wilson’s fifth and sixth performances under UMS auspices. Ms.
Wilson made her UMS debut in December 2008 at Hill Auditorium and most
recently appeared in December 2011, both in performances of Handel’s Messiah.
UMS is pleased to welcome the UMS Choral Union’s new music director and
conductor Scott Hanoian in his UMS debut performances this weekend. UMS
also welcomes mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, tenor Matthew Plenk, bassbaritone Michael Sumuel, and harpsichordist Joseph Gascho in their UMS debuts
this weekend.
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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Mary Steffek Blaske, Executive Director
Arie Lipsky, Music Director
Jim Lancioni, Production Manager
Erin Casler, Production Coordinator
Violin I
Kathryn Votapek
Aaron Berofsky Concertmaster Chair

Mallory Bray
Straka-Funk Associate Concertmaster Chair
Honoring Kathryn Votapek

Jennifer Berg

Cello
Sarah Cleveland*
Sundelson Endowed Principal Cello Chair

Miriam Eckelhoefer
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Cello Chair

Kellen Degnan
Marijean Quigley-Young Cello Chair

Jennifer Berg Violin Chair

Yue Fan
Ruth Merigian and Albert A. Adams Chair

Bram Margoles
Linda Etter Violin Chair

Michael Bechtel
Katie Rowan
Kim, Darlene, and Taylor Eagle Violin Chair

Michelle Kim

Bass
Gregg Emerson Powell*
Robert Rohwer
A2SO Board Emerita Chair

Oboe
Timothy Michling*
Gilbert Omenn Endowed Principal Oboe Chair

Kristin Reynolds
Violin II
Barbara Sturgis-Everett*
J. Robert Gates & Sally Rudisill Endowed Chair Honoring
Anne & Julie Gates and Annie & Sally Rudisill

David Lamse
Sarah and Jack Adelson Violin Chair

Grace Kim
Brian K. Etter Memorial Violin Chair

Bill and Jan Maxbauer Oboe Chair

Kaycee Ware Thomas
Bassoon
Christian Green*
E. Daniel Long Principal Bassoon Chair

John Kriewall
William and Betty Knapp Section Bassoon Chair

Lijia Phang
Sharon Meyers-Bourland

Scott Bartlett

Priscilla Johnson Violin Chair

Trumpet
Eriko Shibata*

Alena Merimee
Cara Schlecker
Zachary Ragent

David S. Evans III Principal Trumpet Chair

Ben Thauland
Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Chair

Viola
Kathleen Grimes*
Tim and Leah Adams Principal Viola Chair

Elinore Morin
Kristina Willey
David Ford
Steve Kruse

Timpani
James Lancioni*
Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young Principal
Timpani Chair

* denotes Principal position

Learn about the history of Messiah and share your favorite Messiah memories
at UMSLobby.org.
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UMS Choral Union
Scott Hanoian, Conductor and
Music Director
Arianne Abela, Assistant
Conductor
Jean Schneider and Scott
VanOrnum, Accompanists
Kathleen Operhall, Chorus
Manager
Nancy Heaton, Librarian
Soprano
Arianne Abela
Jamie Bott *
Debra Joy Brabenec **
Ann Burke ****
Anne Marie Busch
Anne Cain-Nielsen
Carol Callan *
Susan F. Campbell ****
Young S. Cho ****
Cheryl D. Clarkson **
Elizabeth Crabtree *
Marie Ankenbruck Davis **
Carrie Deierlein
Kristina Eden
Susannah Engdahl
Jennifer Lynn Freese *
Marie Gatien
Cindy Glovinsky
Juyeon Ha
Meredith Hanoian
Amy L. Hansen
Diana Hubbard
Karen T. Isble
Emily Jennings
Emily Keenan
Kyoung Kim *
Rachel Krupp
Patricia J. Lindemann
Kimberly Lock
Shayla McDermott
Margaret McKinney
Carole McNamara
Jayme Mester
Katie Mysliwiec
Stacey Nathan
Amanda Palamino
Margaret Dearden Petersen *
Sara J. Peth ****
Jane Renas
Renee Roederer
Abigail Samuels
Joy Schultz
Sujin Seo
Nikhila Shankar
Anna Sharples
Stefanie Stallard
Jennifer Stevenson *
Sue Ellen Straub ***
Virginia Thorne-Hermann – SC *
Margaret (Margie) Warrick ***

Barbara J. Weathers *
Mary Wigton – SL **
Alto
Paula Allison-England *
Margy Boshoven
Lora Perry Campredon
Kathleen Evans Daly
Elise Demitrack
Melissa Doyle
Sarah Fenstermaker
Jane Forman
Anne Gray
Judi Lempert Green
Johanna Grum
Kat Hagedorn *
Weixuan He
Carol Kraemer Hohnke **
Melissa Evans Itsell
Sue Johnson
Katherine Klykylo ***
Erika Kowalski
Jean Leverich *
Cynthia Lunan **
Milisa Manojlovich
Karla K. Manson – SC *
Elizabeth Mathie
Beth McNally *
Marilyn Meeker – SL ***
Anne Messer
Carol Milstein **
Lisa Murray *
Kathleen Operhall **
Alana Ya-lan Price
Hanna M. Reincke
Ruth Senter
Cindy Shindledecker *
Suzanne Shoffner
Susan Sinta *
Hanna Song
Katherine Spindler *
Gaye Beck Stevens *
Isabel Suarez
Ruth A. Theobald *
Alice E. Tremont
Cheryl Utiger **
Alice VanWambeke *
Cynthia Weaver
Mary Beth Westin *
Carrie Lynn Williams
Sue Wortman
Tenor
Achyuta Adhviryu
Gary Banks – SC *
Paolo Debuque
John R. Diehl
Fr. Timothy J. Dombrowski ****
Steven Fudge – SL *
Carl Gies *
Randy Gilchrist
Arthur Gulick **
Peter C.Henninger-Osgood

Benjamin Johnson
Marius Jooste *
Bob Klaffke **
Shohei Kobayashi
Andrew S. Kohler
Nic Mishler
Anthony Parham, Sr.
Christopher Petersen
Eli Rhodenhiser
Ray Schuster
Carl Smith ***
Robert J. Stevenson *
Patrick Tonks
Maxwell Trombley
Trevor Young
Lawrence Zane
Bass
Sam Baetzel *
William H. Baxter
Daniel Bizer-Cox
William Boggs – SC *
Charles A. Burch
Kyle Cozad
John Dryden **
Robert Edgar
Jeffrey Ellison
Greg Fleming
Robert R. Florka
Christopher Friese
Philip J. Gorman **
Christopher Hampson
James Head *
Jorge I˜iguez-Lluhi
Michael S. Khoury
Tim Laciano
Sunho Lee
Roderick L. Little *
Joseph D. McCadden **
James B. McCarthy
Patrick Pjesky
James Cousins Rhodenhiser *
Evaristo Rodriguez
Ian Roederer
Paul C. Schultz
William Shell – SL
Robert D. Shereda
David Sibbold
William Stevenson *
Thomas Trevethan *
Paul Venema
James Watz
*Each asterisk next to a name
represents one decade of
membership in the Choral Union
SL – Section Leader
SC – Section Coach

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Sesi Lincoln
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Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment
Fund
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Richard and Norma Sarns
Supporters of this weekend’s performances of Handel’s Messiah.

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Those who work to bring
you UMS performances
each season

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 R. Forrest
Chair
Sarah Nicoli
Vice Chair
Rachel Bendit
Secretary
Tim Petersen
Treasurer
A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair, Corporate Council
Stephen G. Palms
Past Board Chair
Bruce Tuchman
Chair, National Council

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
Joel Howell
Frank Legacki
Donald L. Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns
David Parsigian
Sharon Rothwell
Linh Song
Rick Sperling
Victor J. Strecher
Karen Jones Stutz

FA L L 2 0 1 5

UMS Board of Directors

E X- O F F I C I O
Mark S. Schlissel
President, U-M
Martha E. Pollack
Provost, U-M
Aaron P. Dworkin
Dean, U-M School of
Music, Theatre & Dance
Jeanice Kerr Swift
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Superintendent
Louise Taylor
Chair, UMS Ambassadors

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

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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
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

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Deborah S. Herbert
Carl W. Herstein
David Herzig
Peter N. Heydon
Toni Hoover
Kay Hunt
Alice Davis Irani
Stuart A. Isaac
Thomas E. Kauper
Christopher Kendall
David B. Kennedy
Gloria James Kerry
Thomas C. Kinnear
S. Rani Kotha
Marvin Krislov
F. Bruce Kulp
Leo A. Legatski
Melvin A. Lester
Earl Lewis
Patrick B. Long
Helen B. Love
Cynthia MacDonald
Robert C. Macek
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason
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. O’Neal
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
Cheryl Soper
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

The UMS National Council is comprised 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 DelbourgDelphis
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
David Leichtman and
Laura McGinn

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UMS National Council

Zarin Mehta
Jordan Morgan
Caroline Nussbaum
James A. Read
Herbert Ruben
James and Nancy Stanley
Christian Vesper
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Stephen R. Forrest
Ex-Officio

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.

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

FA L L 2 0 1 5

A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair

Stephen R. Forrest
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 UMS’s continued success.
Maryam Ahmed
Andrew Bader
Madisen Bathish
Meredith Bobber*
Clare Brennan
Mysti Byrnes
Gabrielle Carels
Abigail Choi
Catherine Cypert
Anna Darnell
Kathryn DeBartolomeis
Sophia Deery

Trevor Hoffman
Annie Jacobson
Garret Jones
Travis Jones
Ayantu Kebede
Meredith Kelly
Saba Keramati
Emily Kloska
Caitlyn Koester
Bridget Kojima
Austin Land
Robert Luzynski

Christina Maxwell*
Gunnar Moll
Tsukumo Niwa*
Claire Pegram
Evan Saddler*
Nisreen Salka
Heather Shen
Priyanka Srivastava
Rachel Stopchinski
Edward Sundra
Isaiah Zeavin-Moss
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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.
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Clare Croft
Philip J. Deloria
Gillian Eaton

Linda Gregerson
Marjorie Horton
Joel Howell
Martha S. Jones

Daniel Klionsky
Lawrence
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UMS Faculty Insight Group

Lester Monts
Melody Racine
Sidonie Smith
Emily Wilcox

UMS K-12 Think Tank
Through an annual think tank, UMS brings together K-12 educators and
administrators to help us stay aware of trends, changing resources,
and new opportunities for learning in the K-12 classroom. The following
individuals participated in May 2015:
Janet Callaway
Kathy Churchill
Colleen Conway
Amy Deller
Tia Farrell
Dayna Lang

Katie Mann
Naomi Norman
Michelle Peet
Yael Rothfeld
Sarena Shivers
Laura Wayne

Terra Webster
Amy Willacker

FA L L 2 0 1 5

Robin Bailey
Ann Marie Borders
Deb Brzoska
Jennifer Burton
Rose Marie
Callahan

UMS Ambassadors
UMS Ambassadors advance the goals of UMS, champion the UMS
mission through community engagement, provide and secure financial
support, and assist in countless other ways.
Louise Taylor
Chair
William Shell
Vice Chair
Karen Bantel
Secretary
Wendy K. Zellers
Treasurer
Pat Bantle
Past Chair
Sassa Akervall
Arlene Barnes
Astrid Beck
Gail Bendit
Corry Berkooz
Connie Rizzolo
Brown
Richard Chang

Judy Cohen
Jon Desenberg
Susan DiStefano
Annemarie Kilburn
Dolan
Sharon Peterson
Dort
Gloria J. Edwards
Christina Ferris
Zita Gillis
Joan Grissing
Stephanie Hale
Jane Holland
Allison Jordon
Carol Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Barbara Kaye
Kendra Kerr
Freddi Kilburn
Ye Na Kim
Russell Larson

Michael Lee
Gloria Lewis
Laura Machida
Katie Malicke
Rita Malone
Valerie
Roedenbeck
Maloof
Patti McCloud
Terry Meerkov
Barbara Mulay
Magda Munteanu
Jane Nyman
Marjorie Oliver
Betty Palms
Karen Pancost
Ruth Petit
Julie Picknell
Susan Pollans
Anne Preston
Jeff Reece

Kathy Rich
Nan Richter
Audrey
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Carol Senneff
Arlene P. Shy
Elena Snyder
Ren Snyder
Susan Snyder
Linda Spector
Pam Tabbaa
Elaine Tetreault
Janet Torno
Martha Williams
Sarajane
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The UMS Staff works hard to inspire individuals and enrich communities by
connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences.
A D M I N I S T R AT I O N &
FINANCE
Kenneth C. Fischer
President
John B. Kennard, Jr.
Director of Administration

E D U C AT I O N &
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
James P. Leija
Director of Education &
Community Engagement

Kathy Brown
Executive Assistant

Shannon Fitzsimons
Campus Engagement
Specialist

Jenny Graf
Tessitura Systems
Administrator

Teresa C. Park
Education Coordinator

Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager

Mary Roeder
Community Programs
Manager

John Peckham
Information Systems
Manager

MARKETING &
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S

DEVELOPMENT

Esther Barrett
Development Coordinator
Susan Bozell Craig
Associate Director of
Development, Corporate
Partnerships & Major Gifts
Rachelle Lesko
Annual Fund Manager
Lisa Michiko Murray
Associate Director of
Development, Foundation
& Government Relations
Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers &
Special Events
Mary A. Walker
Campaign Director and
Associate Director of
Development, Major Gifts

Jesse Meria
Video Production
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Annick Odom
Marketing Coordinator
Anna Prushinskaya
Senior Manager of Digital
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PROGRAMMING &
PRODUCTION
Michael J. Kondziolka
Director of Programming
Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director
Alex Gay
Production Coordinator
Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager
Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming
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TICKET OFFICE
Christina Bellows
Ticket Services Manager
Megan Boczar
Ticket Office Assistant
Katherine McBride
Group Sales &
Promotions Coordinator
Ellen Miller
Ticket Office/Front-ofHouse Assistant
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services
Coordinator
Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services
Manager
Willie Sullivan
Front-of-House
Coordinator
Dennis Carter, Bruce
Oshaben, Brian Roddy
Head Ushers

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Marnie Reid
Interim Director of
Development

Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing &
Communications

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UMS Staff

UMS CHORAL
UNION
Scott Hanoian
Music Director &
Conductor
Arianne Abela
Assistant Conductor
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton
Chorus Librarian
Jean Schneider
Accompanist
Scott VanOrnum
Accompanist

Liz Stover Rosenthal
Programming Manager
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Generous
Donors
Campaign Gifts and Multi-Year Pledges
To help ensure the future of UMS, the following donors have made gifts
to the Victors for Michigan campaign. We are grateful to these donors for
their commitments.
$50,0 0 0 –$74,999

Maxine Frankel and
James Stanley

Essel and Menakka Bailey
Daniel and Barbara Balbach
Penny and Ken Fischer
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
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
Tim and Sally Petersen
Phil and Kathy Power
Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Linda Samuelson and Joel
Howell
Jane and Edward Schulak
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Glenn E. Watkins
Marina and Bob Whitman
Gerald B. Zelenock

$ 5 00,0 0 0 O R MO R E

Carl Cohen
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
The Wallace Foundation
$ 1 00,00 0 –$ 4 99,9 9 9

Anonymous
Bert Askwith and Patti
Askwith Kenner
Emily W. Bandera
Dennis Dahlmann
Sharon and Dallas Dort
Stephen and Rosamund
Forrest
Susan and Richard Gutow
Wallis Cherniack Klein
David Leichtman and Laura
A. McGinn
Norma and Dick Sarns
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila
Crowley
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
$ 7 5 ,000 –$ 99,9 9 9

David and Phyllis Herzig
Nancy and James Stanley

$25,0 0 0 –$49,999

Carol Amster
Cheryl Cassidy
Junia Doan
John R. Edman and Betty B.
Edman
Barbara H. Garavaglia
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Anne and Paul Glendon
Norman and Debbie Herbert
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Jerry and Dale Kolins

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and
Janet Netz
Martin Family Foundation
M. Haskell and Jan Barney
Newman
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
Lois Stegeman
Stout Systems
John W. and Gail Ferguson
Stout
Karen and David Stutz
Dody Viola
$15,000– $ 24 , 999

Michael and Suzan
Alexander
Linda and Ronald Benson
Valerie and David Canter
Sara and Michael Frank
Wendy and Ted Lawrence
Virginia and Gordon Nordby
Eleanor Pollack

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C AM PAI G N CO - C H A I R S

$5,000– $ 14 , 999

Barbara Anderson and John
Romani
John and Lillian Back
Karen Bantel and Steve
Geiringer
Suzanne A. and Frederick J.
Beutler
Tim and Robin Damschroder
Michele Derr
Ann Martin and Russ Larson
Steve and Betty Palms
Eric and Ines Storhok

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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:

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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
Dallas and Sharon Dort Endowment Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund
John R. and Betty B. Edman Endowment Fund
Epstein Endowment Fund
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Student Ticket Endowment Fund
Ilene H. Forsyth Endowment Funds for Choral Union, Chamber Arts, and Theater
James Garavaglia Theater 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 Matovinović 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

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Endowed Funds

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January 16
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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.
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
Griff and Pat McDonald
Joanna McNamara
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Len Niehoff
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick O’Dell
David Parsigian
Irena Politano
Eleanor Pollack
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
Eric and Ines Storhok
Louise Taylor
Roy and JoAn Wetzel
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Marion Wirick
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Zollar

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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
Carl Cohen
Alan and Bette Cotzin
Mary C. Crichton
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
Thea and Elliot Glicksman
Debbie and Norman Herbert
Rita and Peter Heydon
John and Martha Hicks
Gideon and Carol Hoffer

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Planned Gifts/Bequests

How to Make a Gift
UMS excites the imagination, sparks creativity, sharpens collaboration,
inspires new ways of thinking, and connects us in ways that only the
arts can. Your gift of any size will enable UMS to deliver world-class
performances and create outstanding educational opportunities for our
community.
Please send gift to:
UMS Development
881 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
For more information, please call 734.764.8489 or visit ums.org/support.

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UMS Support – July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS between
July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Due to space restraints, we can only list in the
UMS program book those who donated $250 or more. Donors of $1-$249 will
be included in the online list at ums.org.
P RO D UC E R S
($5 0 0,0 0 0 OR M O R E )
Ilene H. Forsyth #
Eugene and Emily Grant Family
Foundation
University of Michigan

D I RECTOR S
($1 0 0,0 0 0 –$ 4 9 9, 9 9 9)
Anonymous
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund #
Ford Motor Company Fund and
Community Services
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Foundation
Karl V. Hauser #
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
University of Michigan Health System
The Wallace Foundation

S O LO I ST S
($5 0,0 0 0 –$ 9 9, 9 9 9)
Anonymous
Anonymous #
Bert Askwith and Patti Askwith
Kenner
Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan
Dance/USA
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
DTE Energy Foundation
Masco Corporation Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Linda and Stuart Nelson
in honor of Ken Fischer

MAES T ROS
($20,0 00 –$ 4 9, 9 9 9)
Anonymous
Anonymous #
Emily W. Bandera, M.D.
Sharon and Dallas Dort #
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest #
Barbara H. Garavaglia #
in memory of Jim Garavaglia
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Charles H. Gershenson Trust,
Maurice S. Binkow, Trustee
Susan and Richard Gutow #
KeyBank
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and Janet Netz
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural
Affairs
Philip and Kathy Power
Norma and Dick Sarns #
Sesi Lincoln
Toyota
Bruce G. Tuchman

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U-M Third Century Initiative
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Ann and Clayton Wilhite

V IRTUOSOS
( $1 0,000– $1 9, 999)
Jerry and Gloria Abrams
includes gift in honor of John M.
Nicklas
Menakka and Essel Bailey #
Bank of Ann Arbor
Joseph A. Bartush, LS&A, Class of ‘71
Bendit Foundation
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
Maurice and Linda Binkow
Carl Cohen
Jim and Patsy Donahey
Penny and Ken Fischer
Anne and Paul Glendon
David and Phyllis Herzig
Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
The Japan Foundation
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
Natalie Matovinović
in memory of Josip Matovinović
MD
McKinley Associates, Inc.
Thomas and Deborah McMullen
McMullen Properties
Mrs. Robert E. Meredith #
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
P.L.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Morelock
New England Foundation for the Arts
Old National Bank
Gil Omenn and Martha Darling
Leslee and Michael Perstein
in honor of Margie McKinley
Tim and Sally Petersen #
PNC Foundation
James Read
Retirement Income Solutions
Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Agnes Moy-Sarns and David Sarns
Jane and Edward Schulak
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Gary and Diane Stahle
Nancy and James Stanley
University of Michigan Credit Union
Stanford and Sandra Warshawsky
Robert O. and Darragh H. Weisman
in honor of Jean and Sidney Silber
Robert and Marina Whitman
Gerald B. (Jay) Zelenock #

CONCERTMASTERS
($ 5,000–$ 9,999)
Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster
Barbara A. Anderson and John H.
Romani
Ann Arbor Automotive
Anonymous
Linda and Ronald Benson
Andrew and Lisa Bernstein
Gary Boren
Edward and Mary Cady
Valerie and David Canter
Cheryl Cassidy
Comerica Bank
Anne and Howard Cooper
Junia Doan
Faber Piano Institute
Randall and Nancy Faber
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
Barbara G. Fleischman
Katherine and Tom Goldberg
Norman and Debbie Herbert #
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Honigman Miller Schwartz and
Cohn LLP
David and Sally Kennedy
in memory of Elizabeth Earhart
Kennedy
Jerry and Dale Kolins #
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Level X Talent
Richard and Carolyn Lineback
Benard L. Maas Foundation
Mardi Gras Fund
Martin Family Foundation #
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. &
P. Heydon)
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Virginia and Gordon Nordby
Rob and Quincy Northrup
Eleanor Pollack
Frances Quarton
Corliss and Dr. Jerry Rosenberg
in honor of Ken Fischer
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Lynne Rosenthal
Savco Hospitality
Lois Stegeman
The Summer Fund of the Charlevoix
County Community Foundation
Stout Systems
John W. and Gail Ferguson Stout
Karen and David Stutz
includes gift in honor of Donald
and Antoinette Morelock
Dody Viola

# indicates that a donation was made to support a UMS Endowment Fund

L EAD ER S
($2, 5 0 0 –$ 4, 9 9 9)

PATRONS
( $1 ,0 0 0 – $2,499)
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
American Title Company of
Washtenaw
Christiane Anderson
David G. and Joan M. Anderson #
John Anderson and Lyn McHie
Dave and Katie Andrea
Anonymous
Anonymous
in honor of Jean Campbell
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher
Harlene and Henry Appelman
Dr. Frank J. Ascione
Bob and Martha Ause
Elizabeth R. Axelson and Donald
H. Regan
Jonathan Ayers and Teresa
Gallagher
Patricia Bard
Lisa and Jim Baker
Rosalyn, Joshua, and Beth Barclay
in memory of Mel L. Barclay, M.D.
John and Ginny Bareham
Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry
Cecilia Benner
in memory of David Lebenbom
Dr. Rosemary R. Berardi and Dr.
Carolyn R. Zaleon
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras
Joan Binkow
John Blankley and Maureen Foley
Blue Nile Restautent
DJ and Dieter Boehm
in honor of Sara Billmann
Margaret and Howard Bond
Rebecca S. Bonnell
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Laurence and Grace Boxer
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell
Dale E. and Nancy M. Briggs
David and Sharon Brooks
Robert and Jeannine Buchanan
Lawrence and Valerie Bullen
Joan and Charley 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
Anne Chase
Patricia Chatas

Myung Choi
Brian and Cheryl Clarkson
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Deborah Keller-Cohen and Evan
Cohen
Connie and Jim Cook
Mac and Nita Cox
Christopher Dahl and Ruth Rowse
in honor of Ken Fischer
Timothy and Robin Damschroder
Charles and Kathleen Davenport
Michele Derr
in memory of Ellwood Derr
Monique Deschaine
Molly Dobson
Peter and Grace Duren
Rosalie Edwards/Vibrant Ann
Arbor Fund of the Ann Arbor Area
Community Foundation
Charles and Julia Eisendrath
Johanna Epstein and Steven Katz
Harvey and Elly Falit
in honor of Carol and Norman
Schnall
Margaret and John Faulkner
Esther Floyd
Food Art
Dan and Jill Francis
Judy and Paul Freedman
Leon and Marcia Friedman
Bill and Boc Fulton
Zita and Wayne Gillis
Barbara and Fred Goldberg #
Cozette T. Grabb
Nicki Griffith
Kenneth and Margaret Guire #
Marlys Hamill
Jeff Hannah and Nur Akcasu
Randall L. and Nancy Caine
Harbour #
Clifford and Alice Hart
Larry Hastie
Daniel and Jane Hayes
David W. Heleniak #
Sivana Heller
Eileen and Saul Hymans
IATSE Local 395
Jean Jacobson
Janet and Wallie Jeffries
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
Liz Johnson
Kent and Mary Johnson
in memory of Dr. Mel Barclay
Mark and Madolyn Kaminski
Richard and Sylvia Kaufman
in honor of Ken Fischer
James A. Kelly and Mariam C.
Noland
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and
Mathias-Philippe Badin
Barbara and Michael Kratchman
Donald and Jeanne Kunz
Ann Martin and Russ Larson
Jerry and Marion Lawrence
John K. Lawrence and Jeanine A.
DeLay

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Jim and Barbara Adams
Michael and Suzan Alexander
Anonymous
Arts Midwest Touring Fund
John and Lillian Back
Karen Bantel and Steve Geiringer
Dr. Carol Barbour and Dr. Sid
Gilman
Bob and Wanda Bartlett
Bradford and Lydia Bates
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Suzanne A. and Frederick J.
Beutler #
Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H.
Haug
Jean and Ken Casey
Julia Donovan Darlow and John
Corbett O’Meara
Elena and Nicholas Delbanco
Alice Dobson
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Joan and Emil Engel
George W. Ford
in memory of Steffi Reiss
Sara and Michael Frank
Prof. David M. Gates
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Bill and Ruth Gilkey
John Griffith
Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Robert and Dannielle Hamilton
Katherine D. Hein
Connie and Tom Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Philip and Kathryn Klintworth
Ted and Wendy Lawrence
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Lawrence and Rebecca Lohr #
E. Daniel and Kay Long #
Jean E. Long
Ernest and Adèle McCarus
Susan McClanahan and Bill
Zimmerman
includes a gift in honor of
Donald and Antoinette Morelock
Estate of Michael G. McGuire
Paul Morel and Linda Woodworth
Virginia Morgan and Joseph Spiegel
William Nolting and Donna
Parmelee
Steve and Betty Palms
Elizabeth and David Parsigian
Judith A. Pavitt
Bertram and Elaine Pitt
Jim and Bonnie Reece
John W. Reed
in honor of Ken Fischer
Anthony L. Reffells
Nathaniel and Melody Rowe

Frankie and Scott Simonds
in honor of Candis and Helmut
Stern
Ed and Natalie Surovell
Judy and Lewis Tann
Keturah Thunder Haab
Jim Toy
includes gifts in honor of Ken
Fischer and in memory of Jerry
Fischer
Elise Weisbach

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Dr. Carl Winberg
in honor of Margie McKinley

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David Leichtman and Laura A.
McGinn
Richard LeSueur
Fran Lyman
Tim and Lisa Lynch
John and Cheryl MacKrell
Edwin and Cathy Marcus
Nancy and Philip Margolis
Debbie and David Marmor
in honor of Karen and David Stutz
W. Harry Marsden
Howard L. Mason
Mary M. Matthews
Jerry A. and Deborah Orr May #
W. Joseph McCune and Georgiana
M. Sanders
Griff and Pat McDonald
James H. McIntosh and Elaine K.
Gazda
Margaret McKinley
Bert and Kathy Moberg
Lester and Jeanne Monts
Moscow Philanthropic Fund
John and Ann Nicklas
Susan and Mark Orringer #
Elisa A. Ostafin
Lisa and John Peterson
Pfizer Foundation
Juliet S. Pierson
Susan Pollans and Alan Levy
Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Rick and Mary Price
Jeff Reece
Ray and Ginny Reilly
Malverne Reinhart
Huda Karaman Rosen
Victor Strecher and Jeri Rosenberg
Herbert and Ernestine Ruben
Craig and Jan Ruff
Karem and Lena Sakallah
Maya and Stephanie Savarino
Erik and Carol Serr
Janet Shatusky
Alyce Sigler
Carl Simon and Bobbi Low
Nancy and Brooks Sitterley
Michael Sivak and Enid Wasserman
Barbara Furin Sloat
Ren and Susan Snyder
Linh and Dug Song
Cheryl Soper
Michael B. Staebler and Jennifer R.
Poteat
Ted St. Antoine
Virginia E. Stein #
Eric and Ines Storhok
Dalia and Stan Strasius
Charlotte Sundelson
Louise Taylor
Louise Townley
Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver
Susan B. Ullrich #
Jack and Marilyn van der Velde
Douglas and Andrea Van Houweling
Joyce Watson and Marty Warshaw
Harvey and Robin Wax
includes a gift in honor of Penny
Fischer

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Lauren and Gareth Williams
Max and Mary Wisgerhof
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
The Worsham Family Foundation
Thomas and Erin Zurbuchen #

BEN EFAC TORS
( $500– $999)
Roger Albin and Nili Tannenbaum
Christine W. Alvey
Neil P. Anderson
Anonymous
Sandy and Charlie Aquino
Penny and Arthur Ashe
Laurence R. and Barbara K. Baker
Reg and Pat Baker
Barbara and Daniel Balbach #
David and Monika Barera
Astrid B. Beck
Rodney and Joan Bentz
James K. and Lynda W. Berg
Peggy and Ramon Berguer
in honor of Jim and Nancy Stanley
L. S. Berlin and Jean McPhail
Raymond and Janet Bernreuter
William and Ilene Birge
Ron and Mimi Bogdasarian
R.M. Bradley and C.M. Mistretta
Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz
Charles C. Bright and Susan Crowell
Susan and Oliver Cameron
Thomas and Colleen Carey
Brent and Valerie Carey
Jack and Susan Carlson
Barbara Mattison Carr
Andrew Caughey MD and
Shelly Neitzel MD
Tsun and Siu Ying Chang
Samuel and Roberta Chappell
John and Camilla Chiapuris
Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo
Mark Clague and Laura Jackson
Judy and Malcolm Cohen
Jon Cohn and Daniela Wittmann
Arnold and Susan Coran
Paul Courant and Marta Manildi
Katherine and Clifford Cox
Clifford and Laura Craig #
John and Mary Curtis
Roderick and Mary Ann Daane
Linda Davis and Bob Richter
in honor of Ken Fischer
David Deromedi
in memory of Nancy Deromedi
Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz
Karen Yamada and Gary Dolce
Ed and Mary Durfee
James F. Eder
Barbara and Tony Eichmuller
Alan S. Eiser
Phil and Phyllis Fellin
Carol Finerman
Susan Fisher
Scott and Janet Fogler
David Fox and Paula Bockenstedt
Christopher Friese
in honor of Jerry Blackstone
Carol Gagliardi and David Flesher

Tom Gasloli
Renate Gerulaitis
David and Maureen Ginsburg #
Ken Gottschlich and Martha Pollack
Christopher and Elaine Graham
Martha and Larry Gray
Dr. John and Renee M. Greden
Drs. Patricia and Stephen Green
Raymond Grew
Werner H. Grilk
in memory of Warren L. Hallock
Steven and Sheila Hamp
Alan Harnik and Prof Gillian FeeleyHarnik
Martin D. and Connie D. Harris
Dr. Don P. Haefner and Dr. Cynthia
J. Stewart
Helen C. Hall
Stephen Henderson
Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood
Jim and Colleen Hume
Ann D. Hungerman
Isciences, L.L.C.
Hank and Karen Jallos
Mattias Jonsson and Johanna
Eriksson
Don and Sue Kaul
David H. and Gretchen Kennard
John Kennard and Debbi Carmody
Paul and Dana Kissner
Jean and Arnold Kluge
Barbara and Ronald Kramer
Mary L. Kramer
in honor of Ken Fischer
Gary and Barbara Krenz
Jane Fryman Laird
Joan and Melvyn Levitsky
Jennifer Lewis and Marc Bernstein
James and Jean Libs
Marty and Marilyn Lindenauer
Rod and Robin Little
Joan Lowenstein and Jonathan Trobe
Brigitte Maassen
William and Jutta Malm
Melvin and Jean Manis
Susan Martin
Judythe and Roger Maugh
Martha Mayo and Irwin Goldstein
Margaret and Harris McClamroch
Jordan McClellan
Bill and Ginny McKeachie
Semyon and Terry Meerkov
Bernice and Herman Merte
Fei Fei and John Metzler
Lee Meyer
Dr. James M. Miller and Dr. Rebecca
H. Lehto
Lewis and Kara Morgenstern
Lisa and Steve Morris
Brian and Jacqueline Morton
Drs. Louis and Julie Jaffee Nagel
Marylen S. Oberman
Elizabeth Ong
M. Joseph and Zoe Pearson
Jean and Jack Peirce
Wesen and William Peterson
Diana and Bill Pratt
Wallace and Barbara Prince

Judith Abrams
Jan and Sassa Akervall
Gordon and Carol Allardyce
James and Catherine Allen
Catherine M. Andrea
Ann Arbor Area Community
Foundation
Anonymous
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff
Dr. Diane M. Agresta
Helen and David Aminoff
Ralph and Elaine Anthony
Lisa and Scott Armstrong
Eric and Nancy Aupperle
Rosemary and John Austgen
Robert and Mary Baird
Pat Bantle

Michael Gatti and Lisa Murray
Prof. Beth Genne and Prof. Allan
Gibbard
Chris Genteel and Dara Moses
J. Martin Gillespie and Tara Gillespie
Google Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Janet
Goss
Marla Gousseff
Michael L. Gowing
Jenny Graf
Jerry M. and Mary K. Gray
Richard and Linda Greene
Linda and Roger Grekin
Carl Guldberg
George and Mary Haddad
Drs. Erik and Dina Hanby
Susan R. Harris
J. Lawrence Henkel and Jacqueline
Stearns
Therese and Alfred Hero
Lorna and Mark Hildebrandt
Perry Irish Hodgson
Timothy Hofer and Valerie Kivelson
Diane S. Hoff #
Daniel Hoffman
James S. and Wendy Fisher
House #
Gaye Humphrey
Harold Ingram #
Mark and Linda Johnson
Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Ruth Jones
Janet and Jerry Joseph
Don and Nancy Kaegi
Monica and Fritz Kaenzig
Angela Kane
Mark and Carol Kaplan
E. and M. Katz
Fred and Susan Kellam
Charles Kelly
Nancy Keppelman and Michael
Smerza
Dan and Freddi Kilburn
Laurence King and Robyn FreyKing
Web and Betty Kirksey
Michael Koen
Rosalie and Ron Koenig
Joseph and Marilynn Kokoszka
Bert and Geraldine Kruse
Frank and Kim La Marca
Donald John Lachowicz
Tim and Kathy Laing
Linda Langer
Anne-Marie and Anthony La Rocca
John and Theresa Lee
James Leija and Aric Knuth
Anne and Harvey Leo
John Lesko and Suzanne
Schluederberg
Rachelle Lesko
Gloria Kitto Lewis
Jacqueline Lewis
in honor of Ken Fischer
Michael and Debra Lisull
Dr. Len and Betty Lofstrom
Julie M. Loftin

FA L L 2 0 1 5

ASS O CI AT ES
($25 0 – $ 4 9 9)

Barbara Barclay
Frank and Lindsay Tyas Bateman
Kenneth and Eileen Behmer
Christina Bellows and Joe Alberts
Helen V. Berg
Corry and Gahl Berkooz
Dan Berland and Lisa Jevens
Barbara and Sheldon Berry
Maria Beye
Mary E. Black
Jerry and Dody Blackstone #
Judy Bobrow and Jon Desenberg
Mr. Mark D. Bomia
Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz
Gloria D. Brooks
Morton B. and Raya Brown
Tom and Lori Buiteweg
Jonathan and Trudy Bulkley
Jim and Cyndi Burnstein
Tony and Jane Burton
Jenny and Jim Carpenter
Dennis J. Carter
Susan Carter
Joan and Mark Chesler
Laurence Cheung
Hilary Cohen
Wayne and Melinda Colquitt
Dr. Lisa D. Cook
Katharine Cosovich
Susan Bozell Craig
Jean Cunningham and Fawwaz
Ulaby
Marylee Dalton and Lynn
Drickamer
Connie D’Amato
Sunil and Merial Das
Art and Lyn Powrie Davidge #
in memory of Gwen and
Emerson Powrie
Ed and Ellie Davidson
John Debbink
David L. DeBruyn
Margaret Delaney
Kenneth Wisinski and Linda
Dintenfass
Paul and Annemarie Dolan
Elizabeth Duell
Don and Kathy Duquette
Swati Dutta
Richard and Myrna Edgar
Gloria Edwards
Morgan and Sally Edwards
Charles and Julie Ellis
Thomas Fabiszewski
Kay Felt
Jeff Fessler and Sue Cutler
Herschel and Adrienne Fink
Harold and Billie Fischer
Frederick and Kathleen Fletcher
Jessica Fogel and Lawrence Weiner
Lucia and Doug Freeth
Susan Froelich and Richard Ingram
in memory of Eugene O. Ingram
Philip and Renée Woodten Frost
Charles and Janet Garvin
Sandra Gast and Greg Kolecki
Bob and Julie Gates

BE PRESENT

Peter Railton and Rebecca Scott
Marnie Reid
Doug and Nancy Roosa
David Lampe and Susan Rosegrant
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld
Nancy Rugani
Linda and Leonard Sahn
Mariam Sandweiss
in memory of Leon Cohan
Ashish and Norma Sarkar
Christopher Kendall and Susan
Schilperoort
David Schmidt and Jane Myers
Ann and Tom Schriber
Matthew Shapiro and Susan Garetz
Bruce M. Siegan
Edward and Kathy Silver
Sue and Don Sinta
Cynthia Sorensen and Henry
Rueter
Linda Spector and Peter Jacobson
Leslie Stainton and Steven Whiting
Allan and Marcia Stillwagon
Nancy Barbas and Jonathan Sugar
Sandy Talbott and Mark Lindley
Doris H. Terwilliger
Ted and Eileen Thacker
Claire Turcotte
Joyce Urba and David Kinsella
Erika Nelson and David Wagener
Elizabeth A. and David C. Walker
Arthur and Renata Wasserman
Deborah Webster and George
Miller
Lyndon Welch
in memory of Angela Welch
James B. White and Mary F. White
Kathy White #
Iris and Fred Whitehouse
Diane Widzinski
Thomas K. Wilson
Lawrence and Mary Wise
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wolf
Mary Jean and John Yablonky
Richard and Kathryn Yarmain
Thomas and Karen Zelnik

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Barbara and Michael Lott
Bruce Loughry
Martin and Jane Maehr
Susan C. Guszynski and Gregory F.
Mazure
Joanna McNamara and Mel Guyer
Frances McSparran
Gerlinda S. Melchiori
Warren and Hilda Merchant
Dennis J. Merrick and Judith H. Mac
Scott and Julie Merz
Louise Miller
Gene and Lois Miller
John and Sally Mitani
Candy Mitchell
Arnold and Gail Morawa
Trevor Mudge and Janet Van
Valkenburg
Gavin Eadie and Barbara Murphy
Thomas J. Nelson
Gayl and Kay Ness
Richard and Susan Nisbett
Eugene and Beth Nissen
Laura Nitzberg
Christer and Outi Nordman
Arthur S. Nusbaum
Constance Osler
Mohammad and J. Elizabeth Othman
Karen Pancost
William and Hedda Panzer
Donna D. Park
Karen Park and John Beranek
Lisa Payne
Sumer Pek and Mickey Katz-Pek
Melvin and Sharon Peters
Margaret and Jack Petersen
in honor of Jerry Blackstone
Sara Jane Peth
Marianne Udow-Phillips and Bill
Phillips
Donald and Evonne Plantinga
Joyce Plummer
Thomas S. Porter #
Nancy Powell
Anne Preston
Karen and Berislav Primorac

Floretta Reynolds
Guy and Kathy Rich
Douglas and Robin Richstone
Jessica C. Roberts
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rodgers
Dr. Stephen Rosenblum and Dr.
Rosalyn Sarver
Rosemarie Haag Rowney
Carol Rugg and Richard
Montmorency
Eugene Saenger, Jr.
Amy Saldinger and Robert Axelrod
Irv and Trudy Salmeen
in honor of Pat Chapman
Michael and Kimm Sarosi
Albert J. and Jane L. Sayed
Jochen and Helga Schacht
Mark Schlissel
Betina Schlossberg
Regan Knapp and John Scudder
Larry and Bev Seiford
Suzanne Selig
Ms. Harriet Selin
Elvera Shappirio
Laurence Shear
William and Christina Shell
Patrick and Carol Sherry
George and Gladys Shirley
Jean and Thomas Shope
Andrew and Emily Shuman
Nina Silbergleit
Terry M. Silver
Robert and Elaine Sims
Scott and Joan Singer
Loretta Skewes
Carl and Jari Smith #
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Smith
Robert W. Smith
Greg Grieco and Sidonie Smith
David and Renate Smith
Hanna Song and Peter Toogood
Becki Spangler and Peyton Bland
Doris and Larry Sperling
Jim Spevak
Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin
Jeff Spindler

Paul and Judith Spradlin
Daniel and Susan Stepek
James L. Stoddard
Cynthia Straub
Brian and Lee Talbot
May Ling Tang
Carolyn and Frank Tarzia
Eva Taylor
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Bill and Marlene Thomas
John G. Topliss
Donald Tujaka
Alvan and Katharine Uhle
Karla and Hugo Vandersypen
Michael Van Tassel
James and Barbara Varani
Virginia O. Vass
Brad L. Vincent
Jack Wagoner, M.D.
Mary Walker and David Linden
Charles R. and Barbara H. Wallgren #
Bob and Liina Wallin
Jo Ann Ward
Alan and Jean Weamer
Richard and Madelon Weber #
MaryLinda and Larry Webster
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weiermiller
Jack and Carol Weigel
Lisa and Steve Weiss
Mary Ann Whipple
Nancy P. Williams
in honor of Katie Stebbins
Robert J. and Anne Marie Willis
John and Pat Wilson
Robert Winfield
Beth and I. W. Winsten
Steven and Helen Woghin
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Frances Wright #
Gail and David Zuk
*Due to space restraints, tribute gifts
of $1-$249 will be recognized in the
online donor list at ums.org.

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Charles Reinhart Co. Realtors
Cottage Inn
Donaldson & Guenther
Dykema Gossett
Gilmore Keyboard Festival
Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Iris Dry Cleaners
Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC
Knight's Downtown

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IBC
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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and
Society
Michigan Radio
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Performance Network
Red Hawk and Revive + Replenish
Retirement Income Solutions
Silver Maples
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
U-M Alumni Association
WEMU
WGTE
WKAR

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