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Day
28
Month
November
Year
2016
Rights Held By
University Musical Society
OCR Text

138TH SEASON // UNIVERSIT Y OF MICHIGAN | ANN ARBOR

2016-17
FALL
PROGRAM
BOOK

You have a
part to play.
Uncommon
and engaging
experiences.
A sense of
connection
between audience
and artist.
Moments of clarity,
inspiration, and
reflection. The
performing arts
provide us with
these elemental
experiences,
offering a shortcut
to our creative
selves.

Your gift will help in the following areas:

UMS.ORG/SUPPORT
734.764.8489

Visit us online or call the UMS Development
Office to make your gift today.

ACCESS AND INCLUSIVENESS

Helping make tickets more affordable.
Helping create free educational events and
community-building activities. Providing
opportunities for all to experience the
transformative power of the arts.
ENGAGED LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS

Integrating performing arts into the
student experience. Creating meaningful
connections between the arts and life.
Encouraging creative thinking, collaboration,
and experimentation.
BOLD ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP

Commissioning work that reflects our
commitment to tradition and innovation.
Solidifying and elevating our position as
a recognized national and international
artistic leader. Unique and bold
programming.
As a Leader and Best among arts presenters,
UMS wants anyone and everyone, students
and community alike, to experience the
transformative power of the performing arts.
We seek generous partners who want to
help us achieve our goal.

BE PRESENT

Be
Present
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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 2016 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

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We’re delighted that you’re joining us in our 138th season, one
that will be marked by significant change as we celebrate UMS
President Ken Fischer’s 30 years of transformative leadership
and welcome a new president to continue Ken’s superlative work.
This season has been planned with Ken’s retirement in mind
and includes several exciting, diverse, and engaging events that
are particularly meaningful for him. As expected, 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 welcome you
to learn more about all of our programs at the new 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 the
now-easier and more-connected ums.org. And if you have any
comments, questions, or concerns, we know that Ken would be
pleased to receive them 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.

STEPHEN R. FORREST
Chair, UMS Board of Directors
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Thanks to thousands of generous individuals, families
and businesses, the Community Foundation for Southeast
Michigan is a permanent source of community capital,
dedicated to creating lasting positive benefit in
our region. Through grantmaking, education and
leadership on community issues, we help improve the
quality of life for all residents of Southeast Michigan.
cfsem.org. 1- 888 -WeEndow

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Table of
Contents
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2016-17
SEASON CALENDAR

9
EDUCATION

11
HISTORY
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12
LEADERSHIP DONORS

14
CORPORATE CHAMPIONS

21
FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT,
& UNIVERSIT Y SUPPORT

23
PEOPLE

31
GENEROUS DONORS

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2016-17 Season
September
Dorrance Dance

9/11 Falling Up and Getting Down
Jason Moran &
The Bandwagon with
Skateboard Masters
9/18 HD Broadcast
(Almeida Theatre, London)
Shakespeare’s Richard III
9/29-10/1 The TEAM: RoosevElvis

9/30 Kamasi Washington &
The Next Step

November

11/12-13 Berlin Philharmonic

Kamasi Washington

11/15 Gabrieli:
A Venetian Coronation 1595

11/16 Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

11/17-20 Nora Chipaumire
portrait of myself as
my father

October

10/8-9 Takács Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet
Cycle, Concerts 1 & 2

10/9 HD Broadcast
(National Theatre, London)
Terence Rattigan’s
The Deep Blue Sea
10/13-15 Layla and Majnun
Mark Morris Dance Group
The Silk Road Ensemble

10/16 Denis Matsuev, piano

10/20-21 Dorrance Dance

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December

12/3-4 Handel’s Messiah
UMS Choral Union
Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra

12/4 HD Broadcast
(Royal Shakespeare
Company)
Shakespeare’s King Lear
12/10 The King’s Singers
Christmas Songbook

1/7-8 Batsheva Dance Company

March

1/12-14 Igor and Moreno
Idiot-Syncrasy

3/4 Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis
3/9-11 Druid
The Beauty Queen of
Leenane

1/19 Prague Philharmonia with
Sarah Chang, violin
Andrew Von Oeyen, piano

1/20 Meredith Monk &
Vocal Ensemble
On Behalf of Nature

3/11 Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis

3/16 Snarky Puppy

1/21-22 Takács Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet
Cycle, Concerts 3 & 4

3/17-18 Kidd Pivot and
Electric Company Theatre
Betroffenheit

1/29
Inon Barnatan, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

3/18 Steve Reich @ 80
Music for 18 Musicians

3/24 Mitsuko Uchida, piano

February

2/2 Bruckner Orchester Linz
with Angélique Kidjo
2/3 Estonian Philharmonic
Chamber Choir

2/5 M-Prize Winner:
Calidore String Quartet

2/10 Budapest Festival Orchestra
with Richard Goode, piano

2/18 Ping Chong + Company
Beyond Sacred: Voices of
Muslim Identity

2/19 Jelly and George
Aaron Diehl and
Cécile McLorin Salvant

3/25-26 Takács Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet
Cycle, Concerts 5 & 6

3/29 DakhaBrakha

3/30-4/1 Complicite
The Encounter

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January

DakhaBrakha

April
Ping Chong + Company

4/1 Michael Fabiano, tenor
Martin Katz, piano

4/12 A Far Cry with
Roomful of Teeth

4/15 Sanam Marvi

4/21 King Sunny Adé

4/22 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer &
Chris Thile

4/25 Handel’s Ariodante:
Opera in Concert
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THE
GILMORE
2016-2017
SEASON

PRESENTING
PIANO MASTERS
& RISING STARS
BOX OFFICE
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SUPPORTING THE ARTS
As longtime patrons of the arts,
Honigman and its Ann Arbor attorneys
are proud to support UMS.
For more information, please contact David Parsigian
at 734.418.4250 or DParsigian@honigman.com.

WWW.HONIGMAN.COM

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Education &
Community
Engagement
Educational experiences
for everyone.

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Taylor Mac at Engaging Performance class;
photo: Peter Smith.

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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WELCOME TO
GRADUATE ANN ARBOR—

COME TO
Where your intellectual curiosity meets
your favorite place to stay.
DUATE ANN
ARBOR—

Ideally located across the street from campus,

your intellectual
curiosity
meets
Graduate
Ann Arbor has
204 guest rooms and over
square feet of meeting space for banquets
vorite place to11,000
stay.
and events. Get ready for experiences like you’ve
never had before, where little moments of surprise

andstreet
discovery
meet you
down each corridor and
ocated across the
from
campus,
around every corner.
Ann Arbor has 204 guest rooms and over
quare feet of meeting space for banquets
ts. Get ready for experiences like you’ve
d before, where little moments of surprise
overy meet you down each corridor and
very corner.

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Tradition
Builds the Future

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In our 138th 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.

Hill Auditorium opening-night audience: May 14, 1913
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Leadership
Donors
We recognize the donors who have made multi-year campaign commitments of
$100,000 or more during the last year.
BERTRAM ASKWITH (1911-2015)
PAT TI ASKWITH KENNER
“The arts made a significant difference in my father’s life
and in my life, too. My father wanted every U-M student
to have the opportunity to experience the impact of the
performing arts at UMS. This is why I am continuing to offer
every first- and second-year student one free ticket —
Bert’s Ticket — to introduce them to a cultural experience at
Michigan and keep my father’s passion for the arts alive.”
MAURICE AND LINDA BINKOW
“Our love of opera and the human voice, rivaled only by our
affection for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson, began
nearly 70 years ago as teenagers in New York City. That’s why
we are so pleased to create an endowment that will bring song
recitals to UMS audiences for generations to come.”

STEVE AND 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.”

ILENE FORSY TH AND KARL HAUSER
“An endowment is a gift which keeps on giving forever, so
it is rewarding to know — while we are yet living — that our
gift will still be giving when we’re not here.”

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MAXINE AND STUART FRANKEL
“We are delighted to partner with UMS for the sixth
year of Renegade. 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.”

EUGENE AND EMILY GRANT
“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.”

DAVID LEICHTMAN AND LAURA MCGINN
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“UMS is an inspiration — from the Big House of the Arts
to the master classes taught to University students
by the New York Philharmonic. This organization
contributes significantly to the culture of Ann Arbor and
to the University we love. We are pleased to support its
mission.”

STUART AND LINDA NELSON
“Our connection to the University of Michigan is
through our grandson’s incredible experience as a
student. We are dazzled by the array of cultural events
available to everyone on campus and beyond. At the
heart of this phenomenon is UMS, where Ken Fischer’s
legacy will continue its magic long after his retirement.
We feel privileged to participate in the UMS Endowment
Fund in his honor.”
MAX WICHA AND SHEILA CROWLEY
“We are delighted and proud to support UMS and the rich,
diverse programs they offer each season. The arts play a
vital role in enhancing the quality of life in our community,
while bringing beauty and meaning to everyday life. UMS
is a gem we treasure and will continue to do so, for many
years to come.”

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Corporate
Champions
We thank the following businesses for their commitments of $5,000 or more for the
2016–17 season.
ALICIA M. TORRES
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Altarum Institute
“The arts stimulate the mind and inspire creativity. Hence, we
at Altarum are thrilled to support UMS and provide inspiring and
enjoyable cultural opportunities for our team and our community.
Altarum Institute serves the public good by solving complex systems
problems to improve human health through objective research,
technology, analysis, and consulting leadership skills.”

SCOT T DAWSON
Vice President of Engineering, Arbor Networks
“Ann Arbor is a thriving hub for both the arts and technology.
With the arts playing such a critical role fostering innovation and
creativity, we are delighted to support UMS this season.”

TIMOTHY G. MARSHALL
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.”

ALMAZ LESSANEWORK
Owner, Blue Nile Restaurant
“At the Blue Nile, we believe in giving back to the community that
sustains our business. We are proud to support an organization that
provides such an important service to Ann Arbor.”

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“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.”

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LARRY BRYANT
Ann Arbor Region President, Comerica Bank

CHRIS CONLIN
President, Conlin Travel, Inc.
“Conlin Travel has been a proud supporter of UMS for over
50 years. I will never forget attending one of my first UMS
concerts in 1975, listening to Vladimir Horowitz perform Chopin,
Rachmaninoff, Schumann, and others. UMS makes Ann Arbor
the most vibrant cultural community in Michigan today.”

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

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

JAMES G. VELLA
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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DAVID N. PARSIGIAN
Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner, Honigman Miller
Schwartz and Cohn LLP
“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.”
JOHN AND JACKIE FARAH
Owners, Imagine Fitness & Yoga
“My wife Jackie and I share a deep devotion to our hometown of
Ann Arbor and all the opportunities it presents. UMS is a huge part of
this community. The programming that UMS offers is internationally
recognized and Ann Arbor would not be the same without it. Imagine
Fitness & Yoga is honored to support such a great organization and
community.”

MOHAMAD ISSA
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.”
ROBIN WEBER POLLAK
President, Journeys International
“Journeys International and UMS have a lot in common: we both
provide opportunities for powerful and impactful experiences.
Founded and based in Ann Arbor, Journeys has been crafting lifechanging international travel adventures for nearly four decades.
We are thrilled to support UMS and its programs that change people
through the performing arts.”

JAMES HOFFMAN
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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MICHAEL CONLIN
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.”

DENNIS SERRAS
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.”

KEITH ALLMAN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco
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“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!”

THOMAS B. MCMULLEN
President and CEO, McMullen Properties
“A Michigan-Ohio State football ticket is still the best ticket in
all of sport. However, a UMS ticket always provides the best in
educational and artistic entertainment.”

STEVE ARWOOD
CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
“We are proud to support UMS, an outstanding organization
bringing world-class artists to Michigan. By partnering with
UMS to bring the Berlin Philharmonic to our state, we are
showing once again the wide variety of offerings Michigan has
that enhance our quality of life and help to make our state an
amazing place to live, work, and do business.”

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

TODD CLARK
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 2016–17 season.”

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

TODD KEPHART
Managing Partner, Retirement Income Solutions
“With strong roots in the community for more than 30 years, our
team of investment advisors is proud to support UMS. We salute
Ken Fischer on his marvelous stewardship and applaud his team’s
ongoing commitment to presenting authentic, world-renowned
artists to the Ann Arbor community.”

SAVA LELCAJ
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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“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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JOE SESI
President, Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda

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JOHN W. STOUT
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.”

TOM THOMPSON
Owner, Tom Thompson Flowers
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“Judy and I are enthusiastic participants in the UMS family.
We appreciate how our lives have been elevated by this
relationship.”

OSAMU “SIMON” NAGATA
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.”

TIFFANY FORD
President and CEO, University of Michigan Credit Union
“The University of Michigan Credit Union is excited to launch
“Arts Adventures” with UMS and UMMA! With this endowment,
we promote the celebration of the arts through amazing
experiences and exceptional learning opportunities for the
entire community.”

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MARK SCHLISSEL
President, University of Michigan
“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.”

MARSCHALL RUNGE
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 2016–17 season. Music
improves the quality of life for all of us, and, increasingly, is
recognized as an important ingredient for better health.”

Handel’s Messiah
George Frideric Handel / Composer
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
Scott Hanoian / Conductor
Janai Brugger / Soprano
Meg Bragle / Mezzo-soprano
Michele Angelini / Tenor
Shenyang / Bass-baritone
Joseph Gascho / Harpsichord
Scott VanOrnum / Organ
Saturday Evening, December 3, 2016 at 8:00
Sunday Afternoon, December 4, 2016 at 2:00
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

22nd and 23rd Performances of the 138th Annual Season
Choral/Vocal Series

Saturday evening’s supporting sponsor is the Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund.
Sunday afternoon’s supporting sponsors are Imagine Fitness & Yoga and the Carl and Isabelle Brauer
Endowment Fund.
Media partnership provided by Ann Arbor’s 107one.
Special thanks to Jefferson Williams, the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, and the
U-M Department of Near Eastern Studies for their participation in events surrounding this weekend’s
performances.
Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for providing the holiday
wreaths used in this weekend's performances.
Ms. Brugger appears by arrangement with Rayfield Allied.
Ms. Bragle appears by arrangement with Schwalbe and Partners.
Mr. Angelini appears by arrangement with Etude Arts.
Shenyang appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.
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
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Sinfonia

Arioso
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Isaiah 40: 1

Isaiah 40: 2

Isaiah 40: 3

Mr. Angelini
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.

3
Air

Isaiah 40: 4

Mr. Angelini
Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and
mountain . . . made low: the crooked . . . straight,
and the rough places plain:

4
Chorus

Isaiah 40: 5

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.

5
Accompanied
recitative

Haggai 2: 6

Haggai 2: 7

Malachi 3: 1

Shenyang
. . . 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.

6
Air

Malachi 3: 2

Ms. Bragle
But who may abide the day of his coming? And
who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is
like a refiner’s fire, . . .

3

7
Chorus

Malachi 3: 3

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

8
Recitative

Isaiah 7: 14

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

9
Air and Chorus

Isaiah 40: 9

Isaiah 60: 1

Ms. Bragle
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.

10
Arioso

Isaiah 60: 2

Isaiah 60: 3

Shenyang
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.

11
Air Shenyang

Isaiah 9: 2
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.
12 Chorus

Isaiah 9: 6

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

(Pastoral Symphony)

Pifa

14
Recitative

Luke 2: 8

4

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

15
Arioso

Luke 2: 9

Ms. Brugger
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

Luke 2: 11

Ms. Brugger
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

17
Arioso

Luke 2: 13

Ms. Brugger
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God and
saying,

18
Chorus

Luke 2: 14

Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth,
good will toward men.

19
Air

Zechariah 9: 9

Zechariah 9: 10

Ms. Brugger
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: . . .

20
Recitative

Isaiah 35: 5

Isaiah 35: 6

Ms. Bragle
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and
the ears of the deaf . . . unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the
tongue of the dumb shall sing: . . .

21
Air

Isaiah 40: 11

Matthew 11: 28

Matthew 11: 29

Ms. Bragle and Ms. Brugger
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.

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22

Chorus
Matthew 11: 30

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

Intermission

Part II
23
Chorus

John 1: 29

. . . Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away
the sin of the world! . . .

24 Air

Isaiah 53: 3

Isaiah 50: 6

Ms. Bragle
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.

25 Chorus

Isaiah 53: 4

Isaiah 53: 5

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.

26
Chorus

Isaiah 53: 4

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.

27
Arioso

Psalm 22: 7

Mr. Angelini
All they that see him laugh him to scorn: they
shoot our their lips, and shake their heads,
saying:

28
Chorus

Psalm 22: 8

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

6

29
Accompanied
recitative

Psalm 69: 20

Mr. Angelini
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

Lamentations 1: 12

Mr. Angelini
Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto
his sorrow . . .

31 Accompanied

recitative

Isaiah 53: 8

Mr. Angelini
. . . he was cut off out of the land of the living: for
the transgressions of thy people was he
stricken.

32
Air

Psalm 16: 10

Mr. Angelini
But thou didst not leave his soul in hell; nor didst
thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

33 Chorus

Psalm 24: 7

Psalm 24: 8

Psalm 24: 9

Psalm 24: 10

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.

34
Recitative

Hebrews 1: 5

Mr. Angelini
. . . unto which of the angels said he at any time,
Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? . . .

35 Chorus

Hebrews 1: 6

. . . let all the angels of God worship him.

36 Air

Psalm 68: 18

Ms. Bragle
Thou art gone up on high, thou has lead captivity
captive: and received gifts for men; yea, even for
thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell
among them.
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37
Chorus

Psalm 68: 11

The Lord gave the word: great was the company
of the preachers.

38
Air

Isaiah 52: 7

Ms. Brugger
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach
the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of
good things . . .

39

Chorus
Romans 10: 18

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

40
Air

Psalm 2: 1

Psalm 2: 2

41
Chorus

Psalm 2: 3

Shenyang
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, . . .

42
Recitative

Psalm 2: 4

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

43
Air

Psalm 2: 9

Mr. Angelini
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
Revelation 11: 15

Revelation 19: 16

Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away
their yokes from us.

Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
. . . The kingdom of this world is become the
kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he
shall reign for ever and ever.
. . . 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.

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Part III
Air
45

Job 19: 25

Job 19: 26

I Cor. 15: 20

Ms. Brugger
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.

46
Chorus

I Cor. 15: 21

I Cor. 15: 22

. . . 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

Shenyang
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:

48
Air

I Cor. 15: 52

I Cor. 15: 53

Shenyang
. . . 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. Bragle
. . . 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. Bragle and Mr. Angelini
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

But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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52
Air

Romans 8: 31

Romans 8: 33

Romans 8: 34

Ms. Brugger
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 . . . maketh
intercession for us.

53

Chorus
Revelation 5: 12

Revelation 5: 13

. . . 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.
. . . 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
UMS premiere: The UMS Choral Union began singing choruses of Handel’s
Messiah at its first-ever concert in December 1879 at the M.E. Church. Messiah
has been performed in its entirety annually since December 1941.
Snapshots of History…In 1741:
· Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia
· Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale
· Composer Antonio Vivaldi dies
· A memorial to William Shakespeare is erected in Poets’ Corner of
Westminster Abbey

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
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
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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.
Over-enthusiastic “Handelists”
in the 19th century perpetuated
all sorts of legends regarding the
composition of Messiah. An oftenrepeated 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
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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. In
1879, a group of local university and
townspeople gathered together to
study Handel’s Messiah; this group
assumed the name “The Choral
Union” and, in 1880, the members
of the Choral Union established the
University Musical Society.
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

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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
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Committed to Access and Inclusiveness
At UMS, we believe that everyone
should have the opportunity to
discover and experience the
transformative power of the
performing arts through affordable
tickets, free educational events, and
community-building activities.
These performances of Handel’s
Messiah are ongoing reminders
of the importance of community
to UMS’s success. The musicians
of the UMS Choral Union and the
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
live and work among us. And UMS
is always looking for ways to give
back to our community, including
ticket donations to other non-profit
organizations for their fundraisers,
working with local agencies for
homeless people to provide access
to performances, and providing live
performing arts experiences such as
the season opener at the Ann Arbor
Skatepark or our popular “You Can
Dance” sessions at the Ann Arbor Y,
free to members of our community.
Additionally, we offer affordable
tickets for all performances;
for the two recent near-sellout
performances by the Berlin
Philharmonic, nearly 1,900 tickets
(almost 28% of the total) were sold
for $25 or less.
We welcome all, but we especially
want to make sure that people
with disabilities feel comfortable
participating in our programs. In one
of our efforts last year, UMS hosted
a sensory-friendly performance of
A Christmas Carol for people in our
community with special needs. Our

School Day Performance series
is committed to making sure that
students of all abilities are able to
attend and appreciate the work on
our stages.
In the 2016–17 season, UMS
continues to provide opportunities
for individuals with special needs,
including two upcoming events in the
winter 2017 season:
• The Takács Quartet will offer a
sensory-friendly, lights-up open
rehearsal for people in the special
needs community on Saturday,
January 21 at noon, providing those
who may not feel comfortable
in a conventional performance
environment with an opportunity
to experience the beauty of
Beethoven’s string quartets.
• Ping Chong + Company will
include an American Sign
Language interpreter for both its
School Day Performance and the
evening performance to make its
powerful interview-based theater
production, Beyond Sacred: Voices
of Muslim Identity, accessible to a
broader community.
We strive to make UMS accessible
to all, from our website and ticket
purchase policies to services
including large-print programs,
assistive listening devices, service
animal accommodations, signlanguage interpretation, and others
upon request. For more information
about the programs offered in the
winter 2017 season, or about UMS
accessibility in general, please
contact 734-615-9398 or
fohums@umich.edu.

ARTISTS
Scott Hanoian (conductor) is active as an
organist, accompanist, continuo artist,
conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest
clinician. 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. 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.
Janai Brugger (soprano), a 2012 winner of
Placido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia
competition and of the Metropolitan
Opera National Council Auditions, begins
the 2016–17 season at the Metropolitan
Opera of New York in several roles: Jemmy
in Guillaume Tell (role debut), Michaela in
Carmen, Pamina in The Magic Flute, and
Marzelline in Fidelio (role debut).
This year the proud recipient of the 2016
Marian Anderson Award, she gave a recital
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
and sings Handel’s Messiah at UMS in Ann
Arbor. She joins the Atlanta Symphony for
the role of Amor in Orfeo in concerts and a
recording, and tackles the challenging role
of Zemire in Getry’s rarely-heard Zemire et
Azor at Saratoga Opera.
Identified by Opera News as one of their
top 25 “brilliant young artists” (October
2015 issue), Ms. Brugger appeared last
season in the Metropolitan Opera’s Rising
Stars concert series and made several US
concert and recital appearances, along
with her highly successful debut as Norina
in Don Pasquale at Palm Beach Opera. She
revived the role of Musetta in La Boheme
at Los Angeles Opera under the baton of
Gustavo Dudamel.
Recent highlights include the role of
Pamina in Die Zauberflote in which she
made her UK debut at the Royal Opera
House Covent Garden to great acclaim,
followed by an appearance at Los Angeles
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Opera in a new production by Barrie Kosky;
and Liu in Turandot at the Metropolitan
Opera, where she also sang the role of
Helena in The Enchanted Island.
In previous seasons, Ms. Brugger made
her debut as Michaela in Carmen with
Opera Colorado; she sang High Priestess
in Aida at the Hollywood Bowl with Los
Angeles Philharmonic, Juliette in Roméo
et Juliette at Palm Beach Opera, and, as a
member of the Domingo-Thornton Young
Artist Program, her Los Angeles Opera
appearances include Barbarina in Le
Nozze di Figaro under the baton of Placido
Domingo, Page in Rigoletto with James
Conlon, and Musetta in La Bohème with
Patrick Summers. Cover assignments as
a young artist include the roles of Mrs.
Neruda in Il Postino, and the Governess in
The Turn of the Screw.
A native of Chicago, she obtained a
master’s degree from the University of
Michigan, where she studied with the late
Shirley Verrett. She received her bachelor’s
degree from DePaul University where she
studied with Elsa Charlston. In 2010, Ms.
Brugger participated in the Merola Opera
Program at San Francisco Opera, and went
onto become a young artist at Los Angeles
Opera for two seasons.
Widely praised for her musical intelligence
and “expressive virtuosity” (San Francisco
Chronicle), Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano) is
quickly earning an international reputation as
one of today’s most gifted mezzo-sopranos.
A frequent featured soloist with Sir John
Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque
Soloists, she has made four recordings
with the group, including Bach’s Easter and
Ascension Oratorios (the vehicle for her
BBC Proms debut) and the October 2015
release of Bach’s Mass in b minor.

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Ms. Bragle has performed with the
Houston, Indianapolis, Pacific, and
Colorado Symphonies, National Arts
Center Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic,
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Music
of the Baroque, Orchestra of St. Luke’s,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons
du Roy, and Apollo’s Fire.
Highlights of her 2016–17 season
include appearances with Milwaukee
Symphony (Mozart’s Requiem Mass),
Cincinnati Symphony (Bach’s Mass in
b minor), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
(Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater), American Bach
Soloists (Handel’s La Resurrezione), and
Early Music Vancouver (Bach’s Magnificat).
She also performs this season at the
Winter Park and Carmel Bach Festivals,
with St. Thomas Church Choir of Men
and Boys in New York, University Musical
Society, Voices of Music, and Catacoustic
Consort. Other recent highlights include
Bruno Moretti’s Vespro with New York City
Ballet and tours of Bach’s St. Matthew
Passion and Christmas Oratorio with the
Netherlands Bach Society. Ms. Bragle is
also a member of the summer voice faculty
at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Her opera roles include the title role in
Handel’s Susannah (recently performed
with Ars Lyrica Houston), Dido and the
Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas,
Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi, Amastre in
Handel’s Serse, Speranza in Monteverdi’s
L’Orfeo, Ippolita in Cavalli’s Elena, and
Elpina in Vivaldi’s La Fida Ninfa.
In addition to her recordings with the
English Baroque Soloists, Ms. Bragle has
made several with Apollo’s Fire: Mozart’s
Requiem (Koch), Handel’s Dixit Dominus
and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
(Avie), and Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata
Vergine (Avie) and L’Orfeo (Eclectra).

Heralded by the Dallas Morning News as
an artist who ”displays a voice of silken
loveliness as well as graceful agility,”
Michele Angelini (tenor) made his
European operatic debut at the Rossini
Opera Festival in Pesaro as Conte di
Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims, and thrills
audiences on leading international stages
in repertoire of Bellini, Donizetti, Gluck,
Handel, Mozart, and Rossini.
Michele Angelini makes three
distinguished debuts in the 2016–17
season: a Metropolitan Opera debut as
Ruodi in the company’s new production
of Guillaume Tell directed by Pierre Audi
and conducted by Fabio Luisi; an Opera
Philadelphia debut as Argirio in Rossini’s
Tancredi in a new production by Emilio
Sagi, conducted by music director Corrado
Rovaris; and a Teatro Real debut as
Grimoaldo in a new production of Handel’s
Rodelinda directed by Claus Guth and
conducted by music director Ivor Bolton.
Highlights of recent seasons include Il
barbiere di Siviglia with the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, Staatsoper im
Schiller Theater Berlin, the Royal Swedish
Opera, and New Orleans Opera; Libenskof
in Il viaggio a Reims at Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino; L’italiana in Algeri at Teatro
Comunale di Bologna, Asociación Bilbaína
de Amigos de la Ópera, and the Atlanta
Opera; Così fan tutte at Teatro dell’Opera di
Roma; as Hänschen in the world premiere
of Benoit Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen
at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie;
Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera,
and Savonlinna Opera Festival; and La
cenerentola at Fort Worth Opera and Opera
Colorado. He also has bowed in productions
of Il turco in Italia at Düsseldorf’s Deutsche
Oper am Rhein; La sonnambula at Florida
Grand Opera; the title role in Mozart’s Il
sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber

Opera; and Chabrier’s Le Roi Malgré Lui at
Bard Summerscape. Metropolitan Opera
engagements have included La fille du
Régiment (covering Juan Diego Flórez)
and Rinaldo in Rossini’s Armida (covering
Lawrence Brownlee) and Uberto in La
donna del lago (covering Mr. Flórez and Mr.
Brownlee, respectively).
Concert work has featured his Rheingau
Musik Festival debut in performances of
Rossini’s Stabat Mater with music director
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting the
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Rodrigo in Rossini’s Otello with Opera
Orchestra of New York and Moïse et
Pharaon with The Collegiate Chorale both
at Carnegie Hall, Gennaro in Lucrezia
Borgia at Bel Canto at Caramoor with the
Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Rossini’s Petite
Messe Solennelle with the New York Choral
Society at Lincoln Center, and Handel’s
Messiah with the National Symphony
Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at
Oslo’s Den Norske Opera.
Shenyang (bass-baritone) is recognized as
the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World as
well as 2010 winner of the Montblanc New
Voices at Stars of the White Nights Festival
and as 2008 winner of the Borletti-Buitoni
Trust Award. Highlights of the current
season include the title role in Le Nozze
di Figaro for his house debut with Seattle
Opera. He makes important debuts with the
Sydney Symphony in Beethoven’s Missa
Solemnis conducted by music director
David Robertson, and with the New Japan
Philharmonic for Mahler’s Eighth Symphony
conducted by Daniel Harding. He returns to
the Beijing Music Festival for performances
of Schoenberg’s Guerre Lieder and sings a
duo recital program with soprano Susannah
Phillips and pianist Brian Zeger at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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A frequent collaborator with the
Metropolitan Opera, Shenyang has most
recently returned to the house for Julie
Taymor’s beloved production of The Magic
Flute, conducted by Jane Glover, and for
La cenerentola under the baton of the
Met’s principal conductor Fabio Luisi.
On the concert stage, he recently joined
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia
Orchestra, Alan Gilbert and the New York
Philharmonic, and Gianluigi Gelmetti
and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic for
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and, in a
return engagement, he joined Michael
Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco
Symphony for Beethoven’s Mass in C.
Shenyang embodies a 21st-century
bridge between the cultures of East and
West. His celebration of the human voice
was spotlighted as Artist-in-Residence
of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in
2011–12 in numerous programs conducted
by Long Yu with repertoire ranging from
Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninoff and
Mahler. He joined Daniel Harding and the
China Philharmonic for selections from
Mahler’s Des knaben Wunderhorn at the
opening weekend of the Beijing Music
Festival and was presented in solo recital
at the Festival in a program of Schubert,
Loewe, and Mahler. 
Born in Tianjin, China, Shenyang studied
with Professor Ping Gu at the Shanghai
Conservatory of Music. He is an alumnus
of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann
Young Artist Development Program and of
The Julliard School Opera Center. He has
received master classes with James Levine,
José Van Dam, John Fisher, Carlo Bergonzi,
Renata Scotto, Sir Thomas Allen, HÃ¥kan
Hagegård, Christa Ludwig, Barbara Bonney,
Malcolm Martineau, Stephen Wadsworth,
and Renée Fleming. Reflecting his emerging
stature as a prominent musical and cultural
figure in Asia and elsewhere, Shenyang
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Joseph Gascho (harpsichord) has
performed for enrapt audiences across the
world, from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy
Canter to Paris, Tokyo, and Taipei. Trained
under the mastery of Webb Wiggins and
Arthur Haas, Mr. Gascho has garnered
multiple awards for his playing, including
first prize in the Jurow International
Harpsichord Competition, and the
prestigious Pomeroy Prize for Early Music.
As a conductor, Mr. Gascho has been
praised for his “exceptionally stylish
leadership” (Ionarts). He has guestconducted and performed concerti with
Apollo’s Fire, and served as conductor
with Opera Vivente, the Maryland Opera
Studio, and the Peabody Institute. He’s
also wielded the baton with The University
of Virginia Baroque Orchestra, George
Washington University Opera, and the
Magnolia Baroque Festival.
He is likewise distinguished as an
accomplished recording producer. Many
celebrated artists and ensembles have
turned to him to produce their recordings,
including 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.
Mr. Gascho serves on the faculty at
the University of Michigan School of
Music, Theatre & Dance, and at the Twin
Cities Early Music Festival’s Baroque
Instrumental Program. He has spent
years mentoring students at the Baroque
Performance Institute at Oberlin College,
where he teaches basso continuo, coaches
chamber music, and conducts the student
orchestra. Educational institutions across

the world have invited him to lecture and
give master classes, including Gettysburg
College, the University of South Dakota,
and the Conservatoire in Strasbourg,
France. Mr. Gascho holds masters and
doctoral degrees in harpsichord from the
Peabody Conservatory and the University
of Maryland, where he also studied
orchestral conducting with James Ross.
As keyboardist for the acclaimed
University of Michigan Chamber Choir,
Scott VanOrnum (organ) brings unusual
depth and artistry to ensemble musicmaking. His recent performances with
the U-M Chamber Choir include a concert
tour of Australia and New Zealand, which
culminated with an invitational appearance
at the New Zealand Choral Federation’s
National Conference. A specialist in
continuo instruments for baroque and
early classical choral repertoire, Mr.
VanOrnum is also keyboardist for the
U-M Orpheus Singers, where he mentors
graduate choral conducting students in
conductor-accompanist collaboration.
He is also on the artistic staff of the UMS
Choral Union, for which he served as
collaborative pianist for the 2014 Grammy
Award-nominated Naxos recording of Darius
Milhaud’s L’Orestie d’Eschyle. Mr. VanOrnum
is director of music at Knox Presbyterian
Church in Ann Arbor, and is adjunct
professor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.
A prolific ensemble keyboardist, Mr.
VanOrnum has collaborated in performance
preparation with conductors Valery Gergiev,
Hans Graf, Helmuth Rilling, Leonard Slatkin,
and Michael Tilson Thomas. Other recent
performances include Lou Harrison’s
Concerto for Organ and Percussion with
the U-M Percussion Ensemble and
Joseph Gramley, conductor; performances
of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem at the
Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Oberlin

Conservatory of Music, the New Zealand
Choral Federation, and St. John’s Episcopal
Cathedral Los Angeles; and J.S. Bach’s
monumental St. Matthew Passion with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. VanOrnum has concertized
throughout the US and abroad, including
performances in Germany, Italy, France,
Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand.
He has served on the faculties of U-M’s
All-State Program at Interlochen, the
MPulse Vocal Arts Institute at U-M, and
the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at
Quartz Mountain. In addition to performing
and teaching schedules, he has served
on the executive boards of the Dearborn
Symphony Orchestra and the Ann Arbor
and Detroit chapters of the American Guild
of Organists. An honors graduate of the
Interlochen Arts Academy and recipient
of the United States Presidential Scholars
in the Arts medal, Mr. VanOrnum studied
organ performance with David Craighead
at the Eastman School, and with Marilyn
Mason at U-M.
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 Ann Arbor's quality-conscious
audience equates the A2SO to them with
their discretionary entertainment dollars.
This season the A2SO announced its sixth
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
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Bill Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Michael
Daugherty, and Michael Schachter.
A2SO concerts frequently feature worldclass guest soloists including opening
this season with Jon Kimura Parker here
in Hill Auditorium. The Symphony is most
privileged to be part of a community
already enriched with musical talent
including concertmaster Aaron Berofsky
and area choruses such as the UMS Choral
Union 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 an iPod or radio, in the
concert hall or the classroom, the A2SO is
passionately committed to lead and enrich
the culture of the region. It attracts, inspires,
and educates the most diverse audience
possible, fosters a growing appreciation for
orchestral music and regional talent, and
provides imaginative programming through
community involvement.
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 138year 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 since its first Messiah
performance in December 1879. Based
in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS
and led by Scott Hanoian, the 175-voice
Choral Union is known for its definitive
performances of large-scale works for
chorus and orchestra.

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In February, the UMS Choral Union will
join the Budapest Festival Orchestra and
conductor Iván Fischer for a performance
of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony — the
first time in 30 years it has been performed
under UMS auspices at Hill Auditorium. In
March, Scott Hanoian will lead the chorus
and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a
performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
at Hill Auditorium, followed by a reprise
performance with the Toledo Symphony
and Stefan Sanderling in April at the Toledo
Museum of Art’s Peristyle. Women of the
UMS Choral Union will join the Ann Arbor
Symphony Orchestra and Arie Lipsky in
March for a performance of Debussy’s
Nocturnes, and will end the season in May
with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony with the Detroit Symphony and
Leonard Slatkin.
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
recording was also selected as one of The
New York Times “Best Classical Music CDs
of 2004.” Other recent highlights include
a Grammy-nominated recording project
with the U-M School of Music, Theatre &
Dance’s choral and orchestral ensembles of
a performance of the rarely-heard Oresteian
Trilogy by Darius Milhaud conducted by
Kenneth Kiesler. In May 2013, chorus
members joined the Detroit Symphony and
Leonard Slatkin in a performance of Ives’s
Symphony No. 4 as part of Carnegie Hall’s
Spring for Music festival in New York.
Participation in the UMS Choral Union
remains open to all students and adults by
audition. For more information on how to
audition:
Email: choralunion@umich.edu
Call: 734.763.8997
Visit: www.ums.org/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 433rd and 434th appearances
under UMS auspices, following its most recent UMS performance in February
2016 under the baton of Scott Hanoian in a program entitled Love is Strong
as Death. Scott Hanoian makes his fourth and fifth UMS appearances this
weekend, following his UMS debut in December 2015 in performances
of Handel’s Messiah. This weekend’s performances mark the Ann Arbor
Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd and 74th UMS performances since its 1974 UMS
debut. Soprano Janai Brugger performs her fourth and fifth concerts under
UMS auspices this weekend, following her UMS debut in December 2014 at Hill
Auditorium in performances of Handel’s Messiah. She most recently appeared
in January 2016 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre as part of What’s in a Song?
with Martin Katz. This weekend’s performances mark mezzo-soprano Meg
Bragle’s third and fourth performances under UMS auspices following her UMS
debut in December 2011 in performances of Handel’s Messiah. Joseph Gascho
makes his third and fourth UMS appearances this weekend following his UMS
debut in December 2015 in performances of Handel’s Messiah. Organist Scott
VanOrnum makes his 24th and 25th UMS appearances this weekend following
his UMS debut in March 2003 at Pease Auditorium with the UMS Choral Union
under the baton of Thomas Sheets. He most recently appeared under UMS
auspices in February 2016 with the UMS Choral Union and Scott Hanoian. UMS
welcomes tenor Michele Angelini and bass-baritone Shenyang as they make
their UMS debuts this weekend.
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The King’s Singers Christmas Songbook
Budapest Festival Orchestra
UMS Choral Union and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra:
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

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O N T H E E D U C AT I O N H O R I Z O N . . .
1/17

Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Meredith Monk
(Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, 5:10 pm)

1/21

Pre-Concert Lecture Series: Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets
(Rackham Amphitheatre, Fourth Floor, 915 E. Washington Street,
7:00 pm)

3/25

Pre-Concert Lecture Series: Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets
(Michigan League Koessler Room, Third Floor, 911 N. University
Avenue, 7:00 pm)

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UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations,
government agencies, and University of Michigan units:
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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
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Mark Clague
Christopher Conlin
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Ann Arbor Public Schools
Superintendent
A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair, Corporate Council
Stephen G. Palms
Past Board Chair
Bruce Tuchman
Chair, National Council
William Shell
Chair, Advisory Committee
James C. Stanley
Maxine J. Frankel
Campaign Co-Chairs

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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
David Canter
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
Julia Donovan Darlow
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
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Norman G. Herbert
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Carl W. Herstein
David Herzig
Peter N. Heydon
Toni Hoover
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Kay Hunt
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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
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Joetta Mial
Lester Monts
Alberto Nacif
Shirley C. Neuman
Jan Barney Newman
Roger Newton
Len Niehoff
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Randall Pittman
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A. Douglas Rothwell
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Judy Dow Rumelhart
Maya Savarino
Ann Schriber
Edward R. Schulak
John J.H. Schwarz
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Ellie Serras
Joseph A. Sesi
Harold T. Shapiro
George I. Shirley
John O. Simpson
Timothy P. Slottow
Anthony L. Smith
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Jorge A. Solis
Cheryl Soper
Peter Sparling
Rick Sperling
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 composed of U-M alumni and performing arts
enthusiasts across the country committed to supporting, promoting, and
advocating for UMS with a focus on ensuring that the performing arts are an
integral part of the student experience.
Bruce Tuchman
Chair
Andrew Bernstein
Kathleen G. Charla
Jacqueline Davis
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
John Edman
Janet Eilber
Barbara Fleischman
Maxine Frankel

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Charles Hamlen
Katherine D. Hein
Patti Kenner
Wallis C. Klein
Jerry and Dale Kolins
David Leichtman
Laura McGinn
Jordan Morgan
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UMS National Council

James A. Read
Herbert Ruben
James and Nancy Stanley
Matthew VanBesien
Christian Vesper
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Stephen R. Forrest
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A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair
Albert Berriz
Bruce Brownlee
Robert Buckler
Robert Casalou

Richard L. DeVore
Nolan Finley
Michele Hodges
Mary Kramer
David Parsigian
Vivian Pickard
Sharon Rothwell

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Michael B. Staebler
James G. Vella

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serve as advocates and advisors to UMS as we seek to broaden our base of
corporate support throughout southeastern Michigan.

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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.
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Joey Velez
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Hyelin Yang
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“home-baked” bread and desserts.

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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.
Mark Clague
Clare Croft
Philip J. Deloria
Gillian Eaton
Linda Gregerson
Marjorie Horton

Joel D. Howell
Martha S. Jones
Daniel Klionsky
Lawrence
La Fountain-Stokes
Lester Monts

BE PRESENT

UMS Faculty Insight Group

Melody Racine
Sidonie Smith
Emily Wilcox

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.
William Shell
Chair
Zita Gillis
Vice Chair

Wendy K. Zellers
Treasurer
Louise Taylor
Past Chair
Karen Bantel
Astrid Beck
Corry Berkooz
Connie Rizzolo Brown
Melissa Bruzzano
Richard Chang
Mike Dergis
Jon Desenberg
Susan DiStefano
Annemarie Kilburn Dolan

Daria Massimilla
Patti McCloud
Beth McNally
Terry Meerkov
Judy Moskus
Barbara Mulay
Magda Munteanu
Jayne Nyman
Marjorie Oliver
Betty Palms
Julie Picknell
Anne Preston
Katie Przygocki
Jeff Reece
Kathy Rich
Nan Richter
Arlene P. Shy
Susan Snyder
Elena Snyder
Pam Tabbaa
Janet Torno
Kirsten Williams

FA L L 2 0 1 6

Arlene Barnes
Secretary

Sharon Peterson Dort
Gloria J. Edwards
Susan Franke
Joan Grissing
Stephanie Hale
Allison Jordan
Joan Kadis
Carol Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Barbara Kay
Kendra Kerr
Freddi Kilburn
Ye Na Kim
Susan Krueger
Russell Larson
Michael Lee
Linda Fink Levy
Gloria K. Lewis
Laura Machida
Katie Malicke
Rita Malone
Valerie Roedenbeck
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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
Kathy Brown
Executive Assistant
Jenny Graf Carvo
Tessitura Systems
Administrator
Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager
John Peckham
Information Systems
Manager

Marnie Reid
Director of Development
Esther Barrett
Development Coordinator
Susan Bozell Craig
Associate Director of
Development, Corporate
Partnerships & Major Gifts
Rachelle Lesko
Annual Fund Manager

James P. Leija
Director of Education &
Community Engagement
Shannon Fitzsimons Moen
Campus Engagement
Specialist
Teresa C. Park
Education Coordinator
Mary Roeder
Community Programs
Manager
MARKETING &
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing &
Communications
Jesse Meria
Video Production Specialist
Anna Prushinskaya
Senior Manager of
Digital Media
Mallory Shea
Marketing & Media
Relations Coordinator

P AT R O N S E R V I C E S
Christina Bellows
Associate Director of
Patron Services
Carlos Bustamante
Ticket Services Assistant
Darius Gillard
Ticket Services/
Group Sales Assistant
Katherine McBride
Group Sales & Promotions
Coordinator
Scott Joy
Ticket Services/
Front-of-House Assistant
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator
Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services
Manager
Willie Sullivan
Front-of-House
Coordinator
Bruce Oshaben, Juli
Pinsak, Brian Roddy
Head Ushers
Betsy Mark
Will Call Volunteer

Lisa Michiko Murray
Associate Director of
Development, Foundation &
Government Relations

PROGRAMMING &
PRODUCTION

UMS CHORAL UNION

Michael J. Kondziolka
Director of Programming

Scott Hanoian
Music Director & Conductor

Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers &
Special Events

Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director

Shohei Kobayashi
Assistant Conductor

Alex Gay
Production Coordinator

Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager

Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager

Nancy Heaton
Chorus Librarian

Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming
Manager

Jean Schneider
Accompanist

Mary A. Walker
Campaign Director and
Associate Director of
Development, Major Gifts

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DEVELOPMENT

E D U C AT I O N &
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

BE PRESENT

UMS Staff

Scott VanOrnum
Accompanist
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Generous
Donors
Campaign Gifts and Multi-Year Pledges
To help ensure the future of UMS, the following donors have made pledges
which are payable over a period of up to five years. We are grateful to these
donors for their commitments.
$ 75,000–$ 9 9,9 9 9

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
University of Michigan Credit
Union
The Wallace Foundation

Maurice and Linda Binkow
David and Phyllis Herzig
Nancy and James Stanley

$10 0,00 0 – $ 4 99, 999

Anonymous
Bert Askwith and Patti
Askwith Kenner
Emily W. Bandera
Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan
Dennis Dahlmann
William Davidson Foundation
Sharon and Dallas Dort
Stephen and Rosamund
Forrest
Susan and Richard Gutow
Wallis Cherniack Klein
David Leichtman and Laura A.
McGinn
Linda and Stuart Nelson
Norma and Dick Sarns
Ellie Serras
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila
Crowley
Ann and Clayton Wilhite

$ 50,000–$ 74,9 9 9

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
$ 25,000–$ 49,9 9 9

Carol Amster
Cheryl Cassidy
Junia Doan
John R. Edman and Betty B.
Edman
Barbara Fleischman
Barbara 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
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
Lois Stegeman
Stout Systems
Karen and David Stutz
Dody Viola
$ 1 5,0 0 0 –$24,999

Michael and Suzan Alexander
Linda and Ronald Benson
Valerie and David Canter
Sara and Michael Frank
Wendy and Ted Lawrence
M. Haskell and Jan Barney
Newman
Virginia and Gordon Nordby
Eleanor Pollack

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

$ 5,0 0 0 –$14,999

Barbara Anderson and John
Romani
John and Lillian Back
Karen Bantel and Steve
Geiringer
Suzanne A. and Frederick J.
Beutler
Chris Conlin
Tim and Robin Damschroder
Michele Derr
Ann Martin and Russ Larson
Steve and Betty Palms
Marnie Reid
Eric and Ines Storhok
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The success of UMS is secured in part by income from UMS endowment
funds. You may contribute to an existing endowment fund or establish
a named endowment with a minimum gift of $25,000. We extend our
deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established and/or
contributed to the following funds:
H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley
Endowment Fund
Herbert S. and Carol Amster
Endowment Fund
Catherine S. Arcure Endowment Fund
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund
Dahlmann Sigma Nu Endowment UMS Fund
Hal and Ann Davis Endowment Fund
Dallas and Sharon Dort Endowment Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Endowment Fund
John R. and Betty B. Edman
Endowment Fund
Epstein Endowment Fund

Ken Fischer Legacy Endowment Fund
Barbara Fleischman Theater
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 Katharine C. Hall
Endowment Fund
Karl V. Hauser and Ilene H. Forsyth
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

FA L L 2 0 1 6

Oscar Feldman Endowment Fund

BE PRESENT

Endowed Funds

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
U-M Credit Union Arts Adventures
Endowed Fund at UMS
UMS Endowment Fund
The Wallace Endowment Fund
The Zelenock Family Endowment Fund

Norman and Debbie Herbert
Endowment Fund

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2016
2017

SEASON

ROMEO AND JULIET
Saturday, October 8
8:00 p.m.
Michigan Theater
Brahms Tragic Overture
Haydn Sinfonia Concertante
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
special guests
Aaron Berofsky
Sarah Cleveland
Christian Green
Timothy Michling

TCHAIKOVSKY & FRIENDS
Friday, November 11
8:00 p.m.
Michigan Theater
Daugherty Strut
Shostakovich Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”
special guest
Aaron Berofsky

HOLIDAY POPS
Friday, December 9, 8:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
special guests
Measure for Measure
Pioneer, Huron and Saline
High School Choruses

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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
Marnie Reid
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ricketts
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Ellie Serras
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
Dallas and Sharon Dort
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
David and Phyllis Herzig
Rita and Peter Heydon
John and Martha Hicks
Gideon and Carol Hoffer

BE PRESENT

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 – September 1, 2015 – August 15, 2016
The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS over the past year
between September 1, 2015 and August 15, 2016. 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.
PRODUCERS
($500,000 OR MORE)

Eugene and Emily Grant Family
Foundation
University of Michigan

DIRECTORS
($100,000–$499,999)

Anonymous
William Davidson Foundation #
in honor of Oscar Feldman
Ford Motor Company Fund and
Community Services
Ilene H. Forsyth #
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Karl V. Hauser #
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Linda and Stuart Nelson #
in honor of Ken Fischer
University of Michigan Credit Union #
University of Michigan Health System
The Wallace Foundation

SOLOISTS
($50,000–$99,999)

Anonymous
Anonymous #
Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan
Dance/USA
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
DTE Energy Foundation
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest
Patti Askwith Kenner
in memory of her father Bert
Askwith (1911-2015)
Philip and Kathy Power

MAESTROS
($20,000–$49,999)

Anonymous
Anonymous #
Emily W. Bandera, M.D.
Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire
Barbara Fleischman #
in honor of Ken Fischer
Barbara Garavaglia #
in memory of Jim Garavaglia
KeyBank
Masco Corporation Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts
PNC Foundation
Norma and Dick Sarns #
Sesi Lincoln
Nancy and James Stanley #
Toyota
Bruce G. Tuchman
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
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VIRTUOSOS
($10,000–$19,999)

Jerry and Gloria Abrams
Altarum Institute
Ann Arbor Area Community
Foundation
Essel and Menakka Bailey #
Barbara and Daniel Balbach #
Bank of Ann Arbor
Bendit Foundation
Maurice and Linda Binkow
Carl Cohen
Dennis A. Dahlmann and
Patricia M. Garcia
Jim and Patsy Donahey
Penny and Ken Fischer
Anne and Paul Glendon
Susan and Richard Gutow #
David and Phyllis Herzig
Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
David Leichtman and Laura McGinn
McKinley Associates, Inc.
Thomas and Deborah McMullen
Ann R. Meredith
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morelock
THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION
(of R. & P. Heydon)
New England Foundation for the Arts
Daniel and Sarah Nicoli
Old National Bank
Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling
Tim and Sally Petersen #
Eleanor Pollack #
James A. 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
Stout Systems
Robert O. and Darragh H. Weisman
in honor of Allison Silber, Class
of 2017
Marina and Robert Whitman
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Fred and Judy Wilpon
Gerald (Jay) and Christine Zelenock #

CONCERTMASTERS
($5,000–$9,999)

Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster #
Ann Arbor Automotive
Anonymous
Andrew and Lisa Bernstein
Gary Boren
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund
Edward and Mary Cady
Valerie and David Canter

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

Cheryl Cassidy
Comerica Bank
Blue Nile Restaurant
Connable Associates
John R. Edman
Faber Piano Institute
Nancy and Randall Faber
John and Jackie Farah
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
George W. Ford
Charles H. Gershenson Trust,
Maurice S. Binkow, Trustee
Katherine and Tom Goldberg
John R. Griffith
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Norman and Debbie Herbert #
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Honigman Miller Schwartz and
Cohn LLC
Imagine Fitness & Yoga
The Japan Foundation
David and Sally Kennedy
Jerry and Dale Kolins #
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Ted and Wendy Lawrence
Level X Talent
Richard and Carolyn Lineback
Mainstreet Ventures
Mardi Gras Fund
Martin Family Foundation #
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and
Stone, P.L.C.
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Virginia Nordby
Rob and Quincy Northrup
Bertram and Elaine Pitt
Rosenberg Family Fund
in honor of Maury and Linda Binkow
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Savco Hospitality
Lois Stegeman
StoryPoint
David and Karen Stutz
The Summer Fund of the Charlevoix
County Community Foundation
Louise Taylor
The University of Michigan Third
Century Initiative
Dody Viola
Stanford and Sandra Warshawsky

LEADERS
($2,500–$4,999)

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
Bradford and Lydia Bates

Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
Christiane Anderson
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Anonymous
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher
Harlene and Henry Appelman
Dr. Frank Ascione
Bob and Martha Ause
Elizabeth R. Axelson and
Donald H. Regan
Jonathan Ayers and
Teresa Gallagher
Laurence R. and Barbara K. Baker
Lisa and Jim Baker
Rosalyn, Joshua and Beth Barclay
in memory of Mel L. Barclay, M.D.

Larry Hastie
Daniel and Jane Hayes #
David W. Heleniak
Sivana Heller
Paul and Nancy Hillegonds #
Diane S. Hoff
Robert M. and Joan F. Howe
Jean Jacobson
Hudson Webber Foundation
Eileen and Saul Hymans
Wallie and Janet Jeffries
Liz Johnson
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
Mary K. Joscelyn
Richard and Sylvia Kaufman
Janet Kemink and
Rodney Smith, MD
Connie and Tom Kinnear
Jean and Arnold Kluge
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and
Mathias-Philippe Badin
Barbara and Michael Kratchman
Donald and Jeanne Kunz
John K. Lawrence and
Jeanine A. DeLay#
Richard LeSueur
Evie and Allen Lichter
E. Daniel and Kay Long #
Fran Lyman
John and Cheryl MacKrell
Edwin and Cathy Marcus
Betsy Yvonne Mark
W. Harry Marsden
Ann W. Martin and Russ Larson
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 and Dan Ketelaar
Michael and Terrie McLauchlan #
Scott and Julie Merz
Bert and Kathy Moberg
Elizabeth and John Moje
Cyril Moscow
Mullick Foundation
John and Ann Nicklas
Susan and Mark Orringer #
Judith A. Pavitt
Pfizer Foundation
Marianne Udow-Phillips and
Bill Phillips
Juliet S. Pierson
Susan Pollans and Alan Levy
Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Ray and Ginny Reilly
Malverne Reinhart
Richard and Susan Rogel
Huda Karaman Rosen
Jeri Rosenberg and Vic Strecher
Keith and Sue Rottman
John J. H. Schwarz
Erik and Carol Serr
Janet Shatusky
Carl Simon and Bobbi Low
Nancy and Brooks Sitterley
Michael Sivak and Enid Wasserman

FA L L 2 0 1 6

PATRONS
($1,000–$2,499)

John and Ginny Bareham
David and Monika Barera
Norman E. Barnett #
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bartlett
Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry
Cecilia Benner
in memory of David Lebenbom
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Rosemary R. Berardi and
Carolyn R. Zaleon
Joan Binkow
John Blankley and Maureen Foley
Margaret and Howard Bond
Rebecca S. Bonnell
Laurence and Grace Boxer
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell
Nancy M. Briggs
in memory of Dale E. Briggs
Robert and Jeannine Buchanan
Tom and Lori Buiteweg
Lawrence and Valerie Bullen
in honor of Ken Fischer
Charles and Joan Burleigh
Barbara and Al Cain
Lou and Janet Callaway
Sally Camper and Bob Lyons
Thomas and Marilou Capo
Jean and Ken Casey
Anne Chase
Patricia Chatas
Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo
Cheryl and Brian Clarkson
Deborah Keller-Cohen and
Evan Cohen
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Connie and Jim Cook
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
Dennis and Monique Deschaine
Sally and Larry DiCarlo
Molly Dobson
includes gift in honor of Ken
Fischer
Jill and Doug Dunn
Peter and Grace Duren
Rosalie Edwards/
Vibrant Ann Arbor Fund
Johanna Epstein and Steven Katz
Elly and Harvey Falit
Dede and Oscar Feldman
Food Art
Dan and Jill Francis
Judy and Paul Freedman
Leon and Marcia Friedman
Bill and Boc Fulton
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Zita and Wayne Gillis
Heather and Seth Gladstein
Cozette Grabb
Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn
Kenneth and Margaret Guire #
Roopa and Hitinder Gurm
Elizabeth and Robert Hamel
Jeff Hannah and Nur Akcasu
Randall L. and
Nancy Caine Harbour #
Clifford and Alice Hart

BE PRESENT

Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
Ronald and Linda Benson
Suzanne A. and
Frederick J. Beutler #
DJ and Dieter Boehm
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample
Carolyn M. Carty and
Thomas H. Haug
Conlin Travel, Inc.
Julia Donovan Darlow and
John Corbett O’Meara
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Sharon and Dallas Dort
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Charles and Julia Eisendrath #
Joan and Emil Engel
Betsy Foxman and Michael Boehnke
Sara and Michael Frank
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Bill and Ruth Gilkey
James and Patricia Kennedy
Diane Kirkpatrick
Philip and Kathryn Klintworth
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Jean E. Long
Tim and Lisa Lynch
Ernest and Adele McCarus
Paul Morel and Linda Woodworth
Anthony and Vivian Mosellie
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee
Steve and Betty Palms
Elizabeth and David Parsigian
Rick and Mary Price
James and Bonnie Reece
John W. Reed
Anthony L. Reffells
Nathaniel and Melody Rowe
Herbert and Ernestine Ruben
Craig and Jan Ruff
Frankie and Scott Simonds
Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray
Linh and Dug Song
Cheryl Soper
Steve Sullivan and Erin McKean
Judy and Lewis Tann
Jim Toy
Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li
Elise Weisbach

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Ren and Susan Snyder
Tamar Springer and Steve Stancroff
Michael B. Staebler and
Jennifer R. Poteat
Ted St. Antoine
Virginia E. Stein
Eric and Ines Storhok
Dalia and Stan Strasius
Charlotte B. Sundelson
in honor of Kenneth Fischer
Ted and Eileen Thacker
Keturah Thunder-Haab
Louise Townley
Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver
Susan B. Ullrich #
Robert and Cynthia VanRenterghem
Jack and Marilyn van der Velde
Bob and Liina Wallin
Harvey and Robin Wax
Max and Mary Wisgerhof
Jack and Carolyn Wallace
Joyce Watson and Marty Warshaw
Edward and Colleen Weiss
Lauren and Gareth Williams
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
The Worsham Family Foundation

BENEFACTORS
($500–$999)

Judith Abrams
Tena Achen
Jan and Sassa Akervall
Roger Albin and Nili Tannenbaum
James and Catherine Allen
Christine W. Alvey
David G. and Joan M. Anderson #
Neil P. Anderson
Dave and Katie Andrea
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Anonymous
Anonymous
in honor of Jean Campbell
Penny and Arthur Ashe
Ralph and Barbara Babb #
John and Christy Bacon
Reg and Pat Baker
Nancy Barbas and Jonathan Sugar
Astrid B. Beck
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Katherine and Clifford Cox
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Roderick and Mary Ann Daane
Connie D’Amato
David L. DeBruyn
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David Deromedi
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Gary Dolce and Karen Yamada
Dworkin Foundation
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David Fox and Paula Bockenstedt
Susan L. Froelich and
Richard E. Ingram
Sandra Gast and Greg Kolecki
Chris Genteel and Dara Moses
Julia and Mark Gerstein
in honor of Evan Gerstein’s
graduation
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Steve Glauberman and
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Google Inc.
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Mya L. Gosling
in memory of Wendy Comstock
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Helen C. Hall
Steven and Sheila Hamp
William and Kathleen Hanson
Alan Harnik and
Professor Gillian Feeley-Harnik
David Harris
Timothy Hofer and Valerie Kivelson
Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood
Jim and Colleen Hume
Ann D. Hungerman
Harold L. Ingram
Richard and Suzette Isackson
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Don and Sue Kaul
James A. Kelly and Mariam C. Noland
Robert and Gloria Kerry
Rhea K. Kish
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Gary and Barbara Krenz
in honor of Ken Fischer
Jane Fryman Laird

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Susan McClanahan and
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Thomas and Barbara Nelson
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Elizabeth Ong
Zoe and Joe Pearson
Wesen and William Peterson
Diana and Bill Pratt
Wallace and Barbara Prince
Quest Productions
Cynthia and Cass Radecki
Harold K. Raisler Foundation, Inc.
Guy and Kathy Rich
Jessica C. Roberts, PhD #
Doug and Nancy Roosa
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld
Nancy W. Rugani #
Ashish and Norma Sarkar
Maya Savarino
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Becki Spangler and Peyton Bland
Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin
Allan and Marcia Stillwagon
Jannifer Stromberg
Eva Taylor
Stephanie Teasley and Thomas Finholt
Doris H. Terwilliger
John G. Topliss
Joyce Urba and David Kinsella
Douglas and Andrea Van Houweling
Erica Ward and Ralph Gerson
Arthur and Renata Wasserman
Richard and Madelon Weber #
Deborah Webster and George Miller
Edward and Colleen Weiss
Lyndon Welch
in memory of Angela Welch
Steven Werns
Kathy White #

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Web and Betty Kirksey
Michael Koen
Rosalie and Ron Koenig
Ann Marie Kotre
Mary L. Kramer #
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Susan Bozell Craig
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in memory of Gwen and
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in honor of Ken Fischer
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Swati Dutta
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in honor of Kenneth C. Fischer
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in memory of of Gerald B. Fischer
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in memory of of Gerald B. Fischer
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Enid Galler
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in memory of David Gates
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Renate Gerulaitis #
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Thea Glicksman
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles and
Janet Goss #
Michael L. Gowing
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Elliott Greenberg and Gayle Harte
Richard and Linda Greene
Julie and Hanley Gurwin
Michael Hammer and
Matthew Dolan
Tom Hammond
Drs. Erik and Dina Hanby
Susan R. Harris
Michael and Nikki Hathaway
Neil and Annmarie Hawkins
J. Lawrence Henkel and
Jacqueline Stearns
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hensinger
Therese and Alfred Hero
Kathryn Goodson and John Hieftje
Mark and Lorna Hildebrandt
Gideon and Carol Hoffer
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James S. House and
Wendy Fisher House #
Elizabeth Jahn
Hank and Karen Jallos
Lawrence and Ruth Jones #
Janet and Jerry Joseph

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Mary Jean and John Yablonky
Thomas and Karen Zelnik

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Anne Preston #
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Jeff and Katie Reece
Judith Roberts
Stephen Rosenblum and
Rosalyn Sarver
Rosemarie Haag Rowney
Carol Rugg and Richard Montmorency
Mary Ann Rumler
Jay and Sunny Sackett
Irv and Trudy Salmeen
Michael and Kimm Sarosi
The Saturno Family
in honor of Ken Fischer
Albert J. and Jane L. Sayed
Judith Scanlon
Helga and Jochen Schacht
David Schmidt and Jane Myers
David Schoem
Suzanne Selig
Harriet Selin #
James and Linda Selwa #
Matthew Shapiro and Susan Garetz
Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon
Bill and Chris Shell
Patrick and Carol Sherry
Howard and Aliza Shevrin
Jean and Thomas Shope
Nina Silbergleit
Edward and Kathy Silver
Sandy and Dick Simon
Robert and Elaine Sims

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Carl and Jari Smith #
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Gregory Smith MD
Robert W. Smith
Sidonie Smith and Greg Grieco
Linda Spector and Peter Jacobson
Doris and Larry Sperling
in memory of David Klein
Jim Spevak
Jeff Spindler
Paul and Judy Spradlin
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Daniel and Susan Stepek
James L. Stoddard
Cynthia Straub
John F. Strobel and Christine M. Tracy
Elizabeth Stumbo and Stephan Taylor
Roger Stutesman
Nancy Bielby Sudia
Rich and Diane Sullivan
Ed and Natalie Surovell
Sandy Talbott and Mark Lindley
May Ling Tang
Michael and Ellen Taylor
William Tennant
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Tom and Judy Thompson
Patricia J. Tompkins
in memory of Terril O. Tompkins
Janet and Randall Torno
includes gift in memory of Wendy
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Mary C. Vandewiele
James and Barbara Varani #
Elizabeth A. and David C. Walker
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Jo Ann Ward
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Bruce and Loraine Webster
Richard and Lucinda Weiermiller
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Neal and Susan Weinberg
Mary Ann Whipple #
Mac and Rosanne Whitehouse
Steve and Peg Wilcox
Thomas Wilczak and Steven Quinkert
in honor of Garrett Kucharski, Marie
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Shelly F. Williams
Pat and John Wilson
Stuart and Nancy Winston #
Steven and Helen Woghin
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Gladys Young
Gail and David Zuk
Thomas and Erin Zurbuchen
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