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Day
4
Month
January
Year
2017
Rights Held By
University Musical Society
OCR Text

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

2016-17
WINTER
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
WINTER 2017

UMS unleashes the power of the
performing arts in order to engage,
educate, transform, and connect
individuals with uncommon
experiences. The Winter 2017
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

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Thank You, Ken…
Welcome to this UMS performance! We are delighted that you are joining us
in our 138th season, a season that is bittersweet for the UMS staff and family;
UMS President Ken Fischer will retire at the end of June, following 30 years
of leadership and service to UMS, the University of Michigan, and to our
community.
Ken has fostered a culture of openness, honesty, and out-of-the-box thinking
at UMS — a supportive professional environment that can be measured in
part by the 21-year average tenure of the UMS management team.
Beyond Ken’s lasting contributions to UMS, which include an organizational
commitment to Education and an increased focus on commissioning new
work, Ken has had an impact that isn’t always apparent outside of the
hosting weekend tours to prospective University students interested in
the arts; tirelessly serving on boards of directors within the arts industry
regionally, nationally, and internationally; and generously offering his time

WINTER 2017

organization. His dedication to mentorship and service is vast, and includes

and knowledge in connecting others.
He has achieved some of the highest recognitions in our field, including the
2016 Chamber Music America Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award,
the 2011 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fan Taylor Distinguished
Service Award, and UMS’s recognition as a 2014 National Medal of Arts
recipient. From the Vienna Philharmonic concerts led by Leonard Bernstein
in 1988, to the first Royal Shakespeare Company residency in 2001, through
the remounting of Einstein on the Beach in 2012, Ken has held true to his
lifelong motto: “Everybody In, Nobody Out.”
Ken, we wish you all of the best in the final few months of your tenure.
Thank you for all that you’ve done for our community!
The UMS Family

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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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WINTER 2017
SEASON CALENDAR

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EDUCATION

13
HISTORY

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16

WINTER 2017

LEADERSHIP DONORS

CORPORATE CHAMPIONS

23
FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT,
& UNIVERSIT Y SUPPORT

25
PEOPLE

33
GENEROUS DONORS

44
AD INDEX

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Druid

Bruckner Orchester Linz
with Angélique Kidjo

Sarah Chang

Batsheva Dance Company

Snarky Puppy

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January

1/7-8 Batsheva Dance Company

March

1/12-14 Igor and Moreno
Idiot-Syncrasy
1/15 NT Live: Harold Pinter’s
No Man’s Land

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

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

1/21-22 Takács Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet
Cycle, Concerts 3 & 4
1/22 NT Live: The Audience

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

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

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

3/11 Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis

3/16 Snarky Puppy

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

3/18 Steve Reich @ 80
Music for 18 Musicians

3/24 Mitsuko Uchida, piano

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

3/29 DakhaBrakha

WINTER 2017

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Winter 2017 Season

3/30-4/1 Complicite
The Encounter

April

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

May

5/21 NT Live: Ibsen’s
Hedda Gabler

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Ann Arbor, we’re

Chris Ballard
Christine Phillips
Tom Forster

In Your Corner.
300 North 5th Avenue

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Suite 230

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Not pictured:
Rick Manczak
Jack Panitch

®

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Varnum is proud to support the

University Musical Society

Legal Experience In Your Corner.

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Grand Rapids

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Detroit

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Novi

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Kalamazoo

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Grand Haven

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Lansing

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Ann Arbor

■

Hastings

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Education &
Community
Engagement
Educational experiences
for everyone.

WINTER 2017

Berliner Philharmoniker principal flutist Emmanuel Pahud leads a master
class at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance; photo: Peter Smith/UMS.

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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THE
GILMORE
2016-2017
SEASON

PRESENTING
PIANO MASTERS
& RISING STARS
BOX OFFICE
269.359.7311

thegilmore.org

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

Pre-Concert Lecture Series:
Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets
Saturday, January 21 // 7 pm
Rackham Amphitheatre
915 E. Washington St.
Fourth Floor
Saturday, March 25 // 7 pm
Michigan League
Koessler Room
911 N. University Ave.
Third Floor

Join Beethoven scholar and U-M
professor of musicology Steven Whiting
for a series of lectures in conjunction
with the Takács String Quartet’s
complete Beethoven cycle.
In collaboration with the U-M School of
Music, Theatre & Dance.

WINTER 2017

EDUCATION

You Can Dance
Ever wonder what it’s
like to be a dancer? Join
dancers from each company
on the UMS season for
beginner movement
workshops exploring each
of the company's movement
styles. No dance training
or experience necessary,
and all levels, ages 13 and
up, are welcome. Free, but
first come, first served until
studio reaches capacity.
Sign-up begins at the Y
45 minutes prior to the
start of class.
Educational events are free
and open to the public unless
otherwise noted.

Batsheva Dance Company
Saturday, January 7 // 12 noon–1:30 pm
Ann Arbor Y
400 W. Washington St.
Igor and Moreno
Saturday, January 14 // 2-3:30 pm
Ann Arbor Y
400 W. Washington St.
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
Saturday, January 21 // 2-3:30 pm
Ann Arbor Y
400 W. Washington St.
Kidd Pivot
Saturday, March 18 // 2-3:30 pm
Ann Arbor Y
400 W. Washington St.
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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

WINTER 2017

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
WINTER 2017

“UMS is an inspiration — from the Big House of the Arts
to the master classes taught to University students.
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
WINTER 2017

“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
WINTER 2017

“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 FITZPATRICK
President, StoryPoint
“At StoryPoint we strive to inspire and enable seniors to shine
every day. Our mission to create the absolute best experiences
does not end within our buildings; we aim to enrich the
communities we serve. Music is a language that every person
— young and old — understands and enjoys. We are proud
to support UMS, who inspires our community through artistic
expression and talented performers.”
JOHN W. STOUT
President, Stout Systems
WINTER 2017

“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
“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.”

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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.”

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.”

PKF – Prague
Philharmonia
Emmanuel Villaume
Music Director
Sarah Chang / Violin
Andrew von Oeyen / Piano
Thursday Evening, January 19, 2017 at 7:30
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

30th Performance of the 138th Annual Season
138th Annual Choral Union Series

Tonight’s presenting sponsor is the Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund, which supports the
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PROGRAM
Bedřich Smetana
Má vlast (My Country) (excerpt)
Vltava (The Moldau)

Antonin Dvořák
Violin Concerto in a minor, Op. 53, B. 96
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo
Ms. Chang

Intermission

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25
Molto allegro con fuoco
Andante
Presto — Molto allegro e vivace
Mr. von Oeyen

Dvořák
Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163
Allegro con brio
Adagio
Allegretto grazioso — Molto vivace
Allegro ma non troppo

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M Á V L A S T ( M Y C O U N T R Y ) ( E X C E R P T ) ( 1 8 7 2 –7 9 )
Bedřich Smetana
Born March 2, 1824 in Litomyšyl, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
Died May 12, 1884 in Prague
UMS premiere: Czech Philharmonic, under the baton of Vaclav Neumann;
March 1984 in Hill Auditorium.
Snapshots of History…In 1879:
· The University Musical Society is founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
· New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by
William Henry Vanderbilt, and is opened to the public at 26th Street and
Madison Avenue
· Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the
first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey

In his cycle of six symphonic poems,
Má Vlast (My Country), written
between 1872 and 1879, Bedřich
Smetana paid tribute to the natural
beauties and heroic history of his
native Bohemia. “The Moldau”
(Vltava), composed second, became
the most popular of the set. Smetana
provided the following outline to the
contents of the composition:
The work depicts the course of the river
Vltava (Moldau), beginning from the two
small sources, the cold and warm Vltava,
the joining of both streams into one, then
the flow of the Vltava through forests and
across meadows, through the countryside where gay festivals are just being
celebrated; by the light of the moon a
dance of water nymphs; on the nearby
cliffs proud castles, mansions, and ruins
rise up; the Vltava swirls in the St. John’s
rapids, flows in a broad stream as far as
Prague, the Castle Vyšehrad appears, and
finally the river disappears in the distance
as it flows majestically into the Elbe.

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Each of these episodes, indicated in
the score, is also clearly audible in
performance. Throughout the work,
unity is achieved by the use of the
famous Moldau theme, adapted from
a Swedish folksong Smetana heard
while living in Sweden in the late
1850s. The Israeli national anthem,
Hatikvah (Hope), is based on the same
melodic formula.

V I O L I N C O N C E R T O I N A M I N O R , O P. 5 3 , B . 9 6 ( 1 8 7 9 )
Antonín Dvořák
Born September 8, 1841 in Nelahozeves, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
Died May 1, 1904 in Prague
UMS premiere: Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Hilsberg
with Nathan Milstein as soloist; May 1952 in Hill Auditorium.
Antonín Dvořák spent the summer
of 1879 with his friend Alois Göbl,
who was secretary to Prince Alain de
Rohan, at the prince’s estate in the
Czech countryside. It was there that
he penned the first version of his
violin concerto, no doubt intending
to dedicate it to the famous violinist,
Joseph Joachim. Joachim had played
the premiere of the Brahms concerto
just a few months earlier, on January
1, 1879. Brahms, who had done so
much to help the young Dvořák’s
career (he was on the committee
that awarded Dvořák his first grant,
and he recommended him to his
own publisher, Simrock), had also
introduced him to Joachim, his friend
of many years. The violinist performed
two of Dvořák’s chamber music works
in 1879, so by the time the manuscript
of the violin concerto reached him, he
was well acquainted with the Czech
composer’s style.
It is well known how closely
Joachim worked with Brahms on
the latter’s violin concerto. It was to
be expected that Dvořák wouldn’t
get away with anything short of a
complete, measure-by-measure
examination of his score, which, in
fact, resulted in the verdict that the
concerto needed a thorough revision.
Dvořák made a first set of changes
early in 1880, sent off a copy to
Joachim, and then waited almost two

years for an answer. When Joachim
finally responded, he made numerous
emendations in the solo part. Despite
his criticism, however, he repeatedly
expressed his admiration for the
concerto to Dvořák. Presumably, if he
hadn’t liked the work, he wouldn’t
have gone to the trouble of making
corrections. Yet he does not seem
to have ever played the concerto
in public, although he did arrange
for a run-through at the Berlin
Conservatory.
Unlike Brahms, Dvořák was a string
player himself, having played principal
viola at the Provisional Theatre from
1862–1871 (in 1866, Bedřich Smetana
became the conductor of that
orchestra). Nevertheless, he welcomed
Joachim’s technical suggestions, and
probably destroyed all earlier versions
so that we cannot know the exact
nature of the changes made.
An important structural idea
of Dvořák’s was to join the first
two movements together without
interruption. (Max Bruch had earlier
done something similar in his popular
Concerto in g minor, completed in
1865–66.) Robert Keller, advisor to the
music publisher Simrock, criticized
Dvořák for this irregularity, but the
composer insisted on keeping it. And
he was right: the “Quasi moderato”
transition that leads from the first
movement to the second is one of
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the most beautiful moments in the
concerto.
All three movements of the work
are primarily melodic in nature; in
other words, the concerto’s effect
depends on the immediate appeal
of the thematic material, rather than
its development or a particularly
innovative use of harmony. In the
first movement, the solo violin enters
after just a few minutes of orchestral
introduction, and never stops playing
for very long. Its main theme, first
presented in a somewhat declamatory
style, is later repeated more smoothly,
with the instruction espressivo added.
The lyrical second theme is rather
brief, as is the development (in which
snippets of the introductory orchestral
fanfare are played softly by solo
woodwinds, accompanied by virtuoso
passages of the solo violin). The
recapitulation is interrupted by the
transition leading into the grandiose
second movement, which has an
exceptionally long melody composed
of several phrases. Each of these will
be taken up separately in the course
of the movement. A more dramatic
minor-mode episode occurs twice in
this “Adagio,” played the first time by
the solo violin, and the second time
by the orchestra, in one of the rare
passages where the soloist can take a
brief rest. At the end of the movement,
the solo violin engages in a haunting
dialogue with a pair of horns.
The “Finale” is a rondo whose
melodies were inspired by Czech folk
dances. The rhythm of the furiant, with
its ambivalence between triple and
duple meter, is clearly recognizable
in the main theme (at the repeat, it
receives an added accompaniment
where the cellos and oboes imitate
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bagpipes). One of the episodes is
a wistful dumka melody in d minor
that later returns in a more brilliant
instrumentation shortly before the end.

P I A N O C O N C E R T O N O . 1 I N G M I N O R , O P. 2 5 ( 1 8 3 0 – 3 1 )
Felix Mendelssohn
Born February 3, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany
Died November 4, 1847 in Leipzig
UMS premiere: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the baton of Arthur
Fiedler with Ruth Slenczynska as soloist; March 1957 in Hill Auditorium.
Snapshots of History…In 1831:
· The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is first published by Victor Hugo
· Nat Turner’s slave rebellion breaks out in Southampton County, Virginia
· Charles Darwin embarks on his historic voyage aboard HMS Beagle
Mendelssohn’s precocity as a
musician can only be compared to
Mozart’s in the history of Western
music. While Mendelssohn started
composing “only” at the age of 11
(not five like Mozart), he produced
the Octet for Strings at 16 and the
Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
at 17, masterworks even more mature
than what Mozart had written at the
same age.
By 1830, the 21-year-old Mendelssohn
had earned an international reputation
as a composer, pianist, and conductor.
His accomplishments already included
a highly successful series of concerts
in London, and the performance
of Bach’s recently rediscovered
St. Matthew Passion, which may be
regarded as the symbolic starting
point of the early music movement.
At 21, Mendelssohn was offered a
professorship at the University of
Berlin; he declined the honor, however.
Mendelssohn also traveled widely
in those years. He had combined his
English tour with a trip to Scotland,
and spent time in Italy (the fruits
of those sojourns, the “Italian” and
“Scottish” symphonies and the

Hebrides Overture, are known to every
music lover). It was in Rome that he
made his first sketches for the g-minor
Piano Concerto in 1830, although the
bulk of the work was written in Munich
the following year. The composition
was inspired by a talented young
pianist by the name of Delphine von
Schauroth, with whom Mendelssohn
was infatuated, as one of his letters to
his sister Fanny attests:
We played Hummel’s four-hand sonata
beautifully, to the delight of the company;
I melted and smiled and pounded and
held the ‘A-flat’ at the beginning of the
last movement for her because “my small
hand cannot reach it.”....I run day after
day to the museum and twice a week to
Schauroth, where I stay for a long time.
We flirt outrageously, but it is not dangerous, because I am already in love with
someone else. And that is a Scottish girl
whose name I do not know.

In reality there was no Scottish girl
at all; that part of the story was just
a cover-up, and Mendelssohn’s diary
entries show that he saw Schauroth
far more often than twice a week. He
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even told Fanny that Schauroth had
“composed a passage for my g-minor
Concerto, which makes a startling
effect.” Which passage it was remains
a secret that neither Mendelssohn nor
Schauroth ever revealed.
The first performance of the
concerto was at a concert that also
featured Mendelssohn’s Symphony
No. 1 in c minor, the Midsummer
Night’s Dream Overture, and free
improvisation by Mendelssohn on
“Non più andrai” from Mozart’s
Marriage of Figaro, at the request
of the King of Bavaria who was in
attendance. Mendelssohn later wrote
to his father that the King “praised me
highly, asking all sorts of questions.”
One thing the King might well have
asked (and we shall never know
whether he did) was why Mendelssohn
had broken so boldly with traditional
concerto form. In fact, Mendelssohn
had taken the quite unprecedented
step of dispensing with an orchestral
introduction, bringing in the solo piano
as early as the seventh measure.
In another innovative move, he
connected the concerto’s movements
by way of bridge passages so that
all three movements are performed
without breaks.
From the first note to the last,
the g-minor Concerto shows the
exuberance of a young adult prodigy.
The first movement’s themes, in turn
energetic and lyrical, are developed
with great pianistic virtuosity. The
cantabile (singing) melody of the
second-movement “Andante” is
shared by the solo piano and the
lower strings, with the cellos playing
above the violas (this reversed
relationship may have served as an
example for Brahms, who scored
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the second theme in the opening
movement of his Second Symphony
in the same way). The second half of
the movement is dominated by some
brilliant passagework for the piano.
The violins are silent throughout,
except for the last 17 measures.
The last movement is introduced
by the same brass fanfares that
earlier served as the bridge between
the first and second movements.
The ebullient rondo theme, in the
cheerful key of G Major, is a variant
of the first movement’s main melody,
and the respective second themes
are also related; this linking of
the movements is another novel
feature that reinforces the unity of
the composition. Both in terms of
the technical innovations and its
ingratiating musical qualities, the
g-minor Concerto more than deserved
the “loud and long applause”
Mendelssohn wrote home about.

S Y M P H O N Y N O. 8 I N G M A J O R , O P. 8 8 , B . 1 6 3 ( 1 8 8 9 )
Dvořák
UMS premiere: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Thor
Johnson; January 1952 in Hill Auditorium.
Snapshots of History…In 1889:
· The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated
· Vincent van Gogh paints The Starry Night at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
· The Wall Street Journal is established
Something remarkable happened in
the history of music during the 19th
century: composers of symphonic
music increasingly turned away from
happy or cheerful feelings in favor of
dramatic or even tragic ones. Instead
of the light and unclouded tone
found in many major works by Haydn
or Mozart, Romantic composers
predominantly used darker colors.
Lightness was gradually pushed to
the periphery of classical music and
relegated to new popular genres
(for instance, operetta), while largescale symphonic works increasingly
emphasized high passion and
brooding melancholy.
There were two great exceptions
to this general trend: Mendelssohn
in the first half of the century, and
Dvořák in the second half. Both had
the unusual gift of writing radiantly
happy music in an era where such
an approach was often taken for
either conservatism or naïveté. It
was neither: it was merely a sign of a
different artistic personality.
If we compare Dvořák’s Eighth
Symphony (1889) to some of the great
symphonic works written around the
same time, the difference will become
readily apparent. In the previous year,

1888, Tchaikovsky completed his Fifth
(e minor), in which he was grappling
with grave questions about fate and
human life. The same year, César
Franck introduced his Symphony in
d minor, whose complex emotional
journey leads from self-doubt to
eventual triumph. Johannes Brahms
finished his fourth and last symphony
(e minor) just a few years earlier
(1885) with a magnificent passacaglia
that infused that Baroque variation
form with genuine Romantic passion.
(Brahms’s “sunny” Second Symphony
from 1877 is the exception that
confirms the rule.)
Dvořák’s cheerfully optimistic
Eighth opens with an expressive
melody in g minor that prepares
the entrance of another theme, a
playful idea in G Major first given
to the solo flute. A dynamic sonata
exposition soon gets underway.
Dvořák “overshoots the mark” as he
bypasses the expected secondary
key, D Major, in favor of a more remote
but even brighter-sounding B Major.
The development section works up
quite a storm, but it subsides when
the playful main theme returns, now
played by the English horn instead
of the flute (two octaves lower than
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before). The recapitulation ends with
a short but very energetic coda.
The second movement (“Adagio”)
begins with a simple string melody in
darker tonal regions (E-flat Major/
c minor) that soon reaches a bright
C Major where it remains. The main
theme spawns various episodes, in
turn lyrical and passionate. After a
powerful climax, the movement ends
in a tender pianissimo.
The third movement (“Allegretto
grazioso”) is neither a minuet nor a
scherzo but an “intermezzo” like the
third movements of Brahms’ First and
Second Symphonies. Its first tune is a
sweet and languid waltz; its second,
functioning as a trio, sounds more
like a Bohemian folk dance. After the
return of the waltz, Dvořák surprises
us by a very fast (“Molto vivace”)
coda, in which commentators have
recognized a theme from one of
Dvořák’s earlier operas. But this coda
consists of exactly the same notes as
the lilting trio melody, only in a faster
tempo, with stronger accents, and
in duple instead of triple meter. It is
interesting that, in the third movement
of his Second Symphony, Brahms had
transformed his trio theme in exactly
the same way.
A resounding trumpet fanfare
announces the fourth movement
(“Allegro ma non troppo”), a complex
theme-and-variations with a
central episode that sounds at first
like contrasting material but is in
fact derived from the main theme.
Dvořák’s handling of form is indebted
to Beethoven and Brahms, but he
filled out the form with melodies of
an unmistakably Czech flavor and a
joviality few composers at the time
possessed. The variations vary widely
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in character: some are slower and
some are faster in tempo, some are
soft (such as the virtuosic one for solo
flute), and some are noisy; most are
in the major mode, though the central
one, reminiscent of a village band, is
in the minor. The ending seems to be
a long time coming, with an almost
interminable series of closing figures.
When the last chord finally arrives, it
still sounds delightfully abrupt due to
its unusual metric placement.
Program notes by Peter Laki.

ARTISTS
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia, originally
called the Prague Philharmonia, was
founded in 1994 at the initiative of the
world-famous conductor Jiří Bělohlávek
to bring a breath of fresh air to the Czech
and the global music scene in the form of
a contagious élan and a drive to achieve
superior performance of every detail of the
score. Soon after its founding, the PKF –
Prague Philharmonia joined the ranks of
the most respected Czech orchestras and
established great renown in Europe and
elsewhere in the world.
In its manifesto, the orchestra highlighted
vigor, energy, and perfectionism, as well
as a tremendous love for the music, with
which it imbues each and every concert.
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is beloved
for its characteristic sound, created in
large part by the key focus of its repertoire:
Viennese classicism, pieces by Haydn,
Mozart, and Beethoven. This area is the
ensemble’s primary domain, and an area
at which it excels. The spirit of the art from
this historical period is perfectly reflected
in the PKF – Prague Philharmonia credo:
to play with crystal-clear purity and a
straightforward, sparkling passion that will
ensure that every listener, regardless of
age or profession, may understand every
detail of the music performed and return
home from its concerts full of joie de vivre.
The art presented by the PKF – Prague
Philharmonia is both exceptional and
accessible to everyone. The repertoire
also includes romance compositions, as
well as modern and contemporary music,
performed within a special concert series
unique among the selections of Czech
orchestras.
Since the beginning of the 2008–09
season, the orchestra has been headed by
chief conductor and music director Jakub

Hrůša, who despite his young age, already
enjoys great international renown. The
ensemble’s founder, the globally celebrated
Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, was at its
helm until 2005, when he was named the
orchestra’s conductor laureate. From 2005–
08, the chief conductor of the PKF – Prague
Philharmonia was the Swiss conductor and
flautist Kaspar Zehnder. Since the beginning
of the 2015–16 season, distinguished
French conductor Emmanuel Villaume has
been music director and chief conductor.
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia
is a regular guest at international
music festivals, frequently performs at
prestigious world concert halls, and has
recorded more than 60 CDs for prominent
Czech and foreign labels, including
Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Supraphon,
EMI, Warner Music, and Harmonia Mundi.
French-born conductor Emmanuel
Villaume has led captivating performances
with the most prominent opera companies
and symphony orchestras around the
world. Entering his fourth season as
music director of The Dallas Opera
(TDO), Maestro Villaume returns to Dallas
for three productions in the 2016–17
season. He opened TDO’s season leading
performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene
Onegin in October, followed by the highly
anticipated return of Jake Heggie’s
Moby Dick, which debuted at The Dallas
Opera in 2010. He revisits his acclaimed
interpretation of Gounod’s Roméo et
Juliette in his return to New York’s
Metropolitan Opera in March. The Chicago
Classical Review praised his conducting
of Roméo et Juliette at the Lyric Opera of
Chicago last season, proclaiming “Villaume
is almost without peer in this repertory,
and his conducting provides a virtual
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seminar in how French opera should be
performed.” Maestro Villaume closes the
TDO season with performances of Norma in
April, followed by his return to the Santa Fe
Opera in the summer of 2017.
In September 2015, Maestro Villaume
began his tenure as music director and
chief conductor of the PKF – Prague
Philharmonia. Recent projects with the
PKF include a Deutsche Grammophon
recording with Anna Netrebko, a Warner
Classics release with Bryan Hymel, and a
special New Year’s celebration concert
at the Royal Opera House Muscat. His
recent orchestral performances include
New York’s Avery Fisher Hall for the 2014
Richard Tucker Gala and at Alice Tully Hall
for concerts with the Juilliard Orchestra;
the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Grant
Park Music Festival in Chicago; the White
Nights Festival at the Mariinsky Theater
in St. Petersburg, Russia; and a European
concert tour of Iolanta with performances
in Lucerne, Copenhagen, Monte Carlo,
and London’s Royal Albert Hall featuring
soprano Anna Netrebko. Maestro Villaume
returned to the Royal Opera House
Muscat in December 2015 for a concert
with the PKF and guest soprano Sondra
Radvanovsky.
Born in Strasbourg in 1964, Emmanuel
Villaume studied music at the Conservatoire
de Strasbourg. He continued his education
at Khâgne and the Sorbonne in Paris, where
he received degrees in literature, philosophy,
and musicology. As author of noted articles
of musicology, Maestro Villaume was
appointed Dramaturg of the Opéra National
du Rhin in Strasbourg at the age of 21.
He holds an honorary doctorate from the
University of Indianapolis. Maestro Villaume
makes his home in Paris and Dallas.

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Recognized as one of the foremost
violinists of our time, Sarah Chang (violin)
has performed with the most esteemed
orchestras, conductors, and accompanists
in an international career spanning more
than two decades. Since her debut with
the New York Philharmonic at the age of
eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress
audiences with her technical virtuosity and
refined emotional depth.
Highlights from Ms. Chang’s recent
and upcoming seasons have included
performances with many major North
American orchestras and music festivals,
along with many engagements throughout
Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
As an accomplished recital and chamber
musician, Ms. Chang regularly travels
the world, performing with such artists
as Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman,
Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern,
Wolfgang Sawallisch, and members of the
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Chang’s
most recent recording for EMI Classics
— her 20th for the label — featured the
Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with
Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie,
and was received to excellent critical and
popular acclaim.
Along with Pete Sampras, Wynton
Marsalis, and Tom Brady, Ms. Chang has
been a featured artist in Movado’s global
advertising campaign “The Art of Time.”
In 2006, Ms. Chang was honored as one of
“20 Top Women” in Newsweek Magazine’s
“Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful
Women Take Charge” issue. In March 2008,
Ms. Chang was honored as a Young Global
Leader for 2008 by the World Economic
Forum (WEF) for her professional
achievements, commitment to society, and
potential in shaping the future of the world.
In 2012, Ms. Chang received the Harvard
University Leadership Award, and in
2005, Yale University dedicated a chair

in Sprague Hall in her name. For the June
2004 Olympic games, she was given the
honor of running with the Olympic Torch in
New York, and that same month, became
the youngest person ever to receive the
Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award.
Also in 2004, Ms. Chang was awarded
the Internazionale Accademia Musicale
Chigiana Prize in Siena, Italy. Other
previous distinctions include the Avery
Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young
Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s
“Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer
of the Year” honors at the International
Classical Music Awards in London, and
Korea’s “Nan Pa” award. In 2011, Ms. Chang
was named an official Artistic Ambassador
by the United States Department of State.
Hailed worldwide for his elegant and
insightful interpretations, balanced artistry,
and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen
(piano) has established himself as one
of the most captivating pianists of his
generation. Since his debut at age 16 with
the Los Angeles Philharmonic and EsaPekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has excelled
in a broad spectrum of concerto repertoire
with ensembles all over the world. As both
soloist and conductor, he has led concerti
and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven, Ravel, and Kurt Weill.
On July 4, 2009, Mr. von Oeyen
performed at the US Capitol with the
National Symphony in A Capitol Fourth,
reaching millions worldwide in the multi
award-winning PBS live telecast. Mr.
von Oeyen’s 2016–17 engagements
include a European and North American
tour with the Prague Philharmonia
(including performances as both soloist
and conductor), appearances with
the Vancouver Symphony, Jerusalem
Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic,
Calgary Philharmonic, Chicago’s Grant

Park Music Festival Orchestra, and the
orchestras of Grand Rapids, Oklahoma City,
Wichita, and Boise. He will also appear in
recital in San Francisco and throughout
Europe. In 2018 he will make his debut with
the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio
France and the Orchestra Filarmonica della
Fenice in Venice.
In June 2016, Mr. von Oeyen signed an
exclusive recording contract with Warner
Classics. His debut album under the label
will be released this month and will include
works for piano and orchestra by SaintSaëns, Ravel, and Gershwin. In 2013 Mr.
von Oeyen released a critically-acclaimed
album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano
works under the Delos Label (including
two pieces written for him by composer
David Newman), following his 2011 awardwinning album of Liszt works under the
same label. 2013 also saw the release of
the Chopin-Debussy-Ravel digital album
Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital.
Mr. von Oeyen was born in the US and is
of German and Dutch origin. He began his
piano studies at age five and made his solo
orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus
of Columbia University and graduate of
The Juilliard School, where his principal
teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome
Lowenthal, he has also worked with Alfred
Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the
prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award
in 1999 and also took First Prize in the
Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano
Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in
Paris and Los Angeles.

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UMS ARCHIVES
UMS welcomes the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Maestro Emmanuel Villaume,
and pianist Andrew von Oeyen as they make their UMS debuts this evening.
This evening’s performance marks violinist Sarah Chang’s fourth UMS
appearance, following her UMS debut in April 1999 as violin soloist with the
NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo under the baton of Charles Dutoit at Hill
Auditorium. She most recently appeared under UMS auspices in November
2006 as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by
Alexander Vedernikov at Hill Auditorium.
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PKF – PRAGUE PHILHARMONIA
Emmanuel Villaume / Music Director
First Violins
Jan Fišer
Concertmaster

Cellos
Lukáš Pospíšil
Concertmaster

Trumpets
Svatopluk Zaal
Lubomír Kovařík

Miloslav Vrba
Hana Jarošová Kubisová
Roman Hranička
Veronika Panochová
Martin Bialas
Zuzana Bialasová
František Kosina
Martina Bačová
Dmitry Samojlov
Eva Schäferová
Tomáš Bařinka

Teodor Brcko
Balázs Adorján
Judita Škodová
Martin Havelík
Marie Dorazilová
Double Basses
Pavel Klečka
Jan Prokop
Dalibor Tkadlčík
Lubomír Čížek

Tuba
Petr Salajka

Second Violins
Jan Adam
Marta Hajšmanová
Lada Ševčíková
Lukáš Kroft
Alena Miřácká
Iva Středová
Matěj Polášek
Jan Zrostlík
Veronika Šenová
Martin Balda

Flutes
Jiří Ševčík
Oto Reiprich
Lenka Schichová

Percussion
Radek Doležal
Anton Zdanovich
Štěpán Hon

Oboes
Jan Souček
Lenka Filová
Clarinets
Jindřich Pavliš
Jan Czech

Harp
Hana Müllerová

Violas
Stanislav Svoboda
Anna Cibulková
Dagmar Mašková
Emi Sawahata
Zdeněk Suchý
Ondřej Martinovský
Angelika Boué
Anna Šimková

Bassoons
Václav Fürbach
Jiří Jech

Trombones
Stanislav Penk
Vít Kořínek
Václav Kotek

Timpani
Pavel Rehberger

French Horns
Jan Musil
Mikuláš Koska
Adéla Triebeneklová
Eva Mlázovská

For Opus 3 Artists:
David V. Foster / President and CEO
Leonard Stein / Senior Vice President, Director, Touring Division
Jeffrey Vanderveen / Vice President, Manager, Artists & Attractions
Irene Lönnblad / Associate, Touring Division
Aaron Grant / Associate, Artists & Attractions
John Gilliland / Tour Manager
Donald Irving / Stage Manager
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions
towards the US tour:
Tour Founders: Christel DeHaan, Cynthia Fisher, Holly and Tom Mayer
Friends of the PKF: Terry Adamson, Arlene and John Dayton, Antony and Katherine Francis,
Peter Frank, Gisele Galaxie and Andy Chulak, Joy and Ron Mankoff – Mankoff Family Foundation,
Alan and Sandra Silvestri, Mabelle Sonnereich, Joanna and T. Peter Townsend
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and
the City of Prague.
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TONIGHT’S VICTOR FOR UMS:

Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union
Endowment Fund
Supporter of this evening’s performance by the
PKF – Prague Philharmonia.

M AY W E A L S O R E C O M M E N D . . .
2/2
2/10
3/11

Bruckner Orchester Linz
Budapest Festival Orchestra
UMS Choral Union and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra:
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Tickets available at www.ums.org.

O N T H E E D U C AT I O N H O R I Z O N . . .
1/20

Renegade Pre-Performance Talk: Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
(Power Center Lobby, 7:00 pm)

1/21

You Can Dance: Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
(Ann Arbor Y, 400 W. Washington Street, 2–3:30 pm)

1/21

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

2/16

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

Educational events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

BE PRESENT

Foundation, Government,
& University Support
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations,
government agencies, and University of Michigan units:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$20,000–
$499,000

Anonymous
The William Davidson Foundation

$5,000–
$19,999

Charles H. Gershenson Trust
The Seattle Foundation
University of Michigan Third Century Initiative

WINTER 2017

$500,000
and above

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There are many ways to
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much more.
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People
Those who work to bring
you UMS performances
each season

UMS patrons gather in the Hill Auditorium lobby prior
to Berliner Philharmoniker; photo: Peter Smith/UMS.

The UMS Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers devoted to the
performing arts and to our community. Their hard work ensures that UMS is
able to offer outstanding performances year after year.
Stephen R. Forrest
Chair
Sarah Nicoli
Vice Chair
Rachel Bendit
Secretary
Tim Petersen
Treasurer

Janet Callaway
Mark Clague
Christopher Conlin
Lisa D. Cook
Monique Deschaine
Aaron P. Dworkin
Tiffany L. Ford
Katherine Goldberg
Richard F. Gutow
Kevin P. Hegarty
Stephen Henderson
Daniel Herwitz
Timothy R. Johnson
Christina Kim
Donald L. Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns
David Parsigian
Martha E. Pollack
Mark S. Schlissel
Linh Song
Gail Ferguson Stout
Victor J. Strecher
Karen Jones Stutz

WINTER 2017

UMS Board of Directors

Jeanice Kerr Swift
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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Walter L. Harrison
Norman G. Herbert
Deborah S. Herbert
Carl W. Herstein
David Herzig
Peter N. Heydon
Toni Hoover
Joel D. Howell
Kay Hunt
Alice Davis Irani
Stuart A. Isaac
Thomas E. Kauper
Christopher Kendall
David B. Kennedy
Gloria James Kerry
Thomas C. Kinnear
S. Rani Kotha
Marvin Krislov
F. Bruce Kulp
Frank Legacki
Leo A. Legatski
Melvin A. Lester
Earl Lewis
Patrick B. Long
Helen B. Love
Cynthia MacDonald
Robert C. Macek
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason
Judythe H. Maugh
Rebecca McGowan
Barbara Meadows
Joetta Mial
Lester Monts
Alberto Nacif
Shirley C. Neuman
Jan Barney Newman
Roger Newton
Len Niehoff
Gilbert S. Omenn
Joe E. O’Neal
Randall Pittman
Phil Power
John D. Psarouthakis

Rossi Ray-Taylor
John W. Reed
Todd Roberts
Richard H. Rogel
Prudence L. Rosenthal
A. Douglas Rothwell
Sharon Rothwell
Judy Dow Rumelhart
Maya Savarino
Ann Schriber
Edward R. Schulak
John J.H. Schwarz
Erik H. Serr
Ellie Serras
Joseph A. Sesi
Harold T. Shapiro
George I. Shirley
John O. Simpson
Timothy P. Slottow
Anthony L. Smith
Carol Shalita Smokler
Jorge A. Solis
Cheryl Soper
Peter Sparling
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
Janet Eilber
Barbara Fleischman
Maxine Frankel

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

BE PRESENT

UMS National Council

Caroline Nussbaum
James A. Read
Herbert Ruben
James and Nancy Stanley
Matthew VanBesien
Christian Vesper
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Stephen R. Forrest
Ex-Officio

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

Albert Berriz
Bruce Brownlee
Robert Buckler
Robert Casalou

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

Sharon Rothwell
Frederick E. Shell
Michael B. Staebler
James G. Vella
Stephen R. Forrest
Ex-Officio

WINTER 2017

A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair

UMS Students
Students in our volunteer internship and work-study program gain valuable
experience in all areas of arts management while contributing greatly to UMS’s
continued success.
Maryam Ahmed
Jocelyn Aptowitz
Genan Bakri
Madisen Bathish
Tal Benatar
Zoey Bond*
Sophia Brichta
Linda M. Burns
Grace Bydalek
Liesl Collazo
Claire Crause*
Kathryn DeBartolomeis
Marko Divie
Damaris Doss
Jewel Drigo

Teagan Faran*
Isabel Frye
Taylor Fulton
Daniel Guo
Dayton Hare
Trevor Hoffman
Olivia Johnson
Sarah Kavallar
Ayantu Kebede
Meredith Kelly
Caitlyn Koester
Bridget Kojima
Jakob Lenhardt
Ania Lukasinski
Shenell McCrary*

Sean Meyers
Gunnar Moll
Westley Montgomery
Natalie Nye
Emma Puglia
Rennia Rodney
Jacob Rogers
Lindsey Sharpe
Heather Shen
Joey Velez
Diane Yang
Hyelin Yang
*21st Century Artist Interns

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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.
Clare Croft
Philip J. Deloria
Angela Dillard
Gillian Eaton
Linda Gregerson
Marjorie Horton

Joel Howell
Daniel Klionsky
Lawrence La FountainStokes
Tim McKay
Melody Racine

BE PRESENT

UMS Faculty Insight Group

Katie Richards-Schuster
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

WINTER 2017

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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
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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
Lynette McLaughlin
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
Adam DesJardins
Education & Community
Engagement Assistant
Shannon Fitzsimons Moen
Campus Engagement
Specialist
Teresa C. Park
Education Coordinator
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

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

PROGRAMMING &
PRODUCTION

Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers &
Special Events

Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director

Suzanne Upton
Development
Communications Manager
Mary A. Walker
Campaign Director and
Associate Director of
Development, Major Gifts

Michael J. Kondziolka
Director of Programming

Alex Gay
Production Coordinator
Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager

P AT R O N S E R V I C E S
Christina Bellows
Associate Director of
Patron Services
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

WINTER 2017

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E D U C AT I O N &
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

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UMS Staff

Betsy Mark
Will Call Volunteer
UMS CHORAL UNION
Scott Hanoian
Music Director & Conductor
Shohei Kobayashi
Assistant Conductor
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton
Chorus Librarian
Jean Schneider
Accompanist
Scott VanOrnum
Accompanist

Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming
Manager
Mary Roeder
Programming Manager

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Generous
Donors
Campaign Gifts and Multi-Year Pledges
To help ensure the future of UMS, the following donors have made 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
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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
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John W. and Gail Ferguson
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Valerie and David Canter
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Wendy and Ted Lawrence
M. Haskell and Jan Barney
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Marnie Reid
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funds. You may contribute to an existing endowment fund or establish
a named endowment with a minimum gift of $25,000. We extend our
deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established and/or
contributed to the following funds:
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

Oscar Feldman 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

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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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MOZART BIRTHDAY BASH

FIREBIRD

Special guest:
Alon Goldstein

Special guests:
Anton Nel
UMS Choral Union Women

Saturday, January 14
8:00 p.m.
Michigan Theater

Saturday, March 18
8:00 p.m.
Michigan Theater

VIVA L’ITALIA

Sunday, May 7
4:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
Rossini Semiramide Overture
Verdi Opera Choruses from Aida,
La Traviata, Nabucco, and Il Trovatore
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Respighi Pines of Rome

Arie Lipsky, Music Director & Conductor

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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
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

WINTER 2017

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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Education
WGTE Public Media was founded as an
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The Educational
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The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS over the past year
between December 1, 2015 and November 30, 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)

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)

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
Michigan Economic Development
Corporation
National Endowment for the Arts
PNC Foundation
Norma and Dick Sarns #

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
Sarah and Dan 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
John W. and Gail Ferguson Stout
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 B. Zelenock #

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

CONCERTMASTERS
($5,000–$9,999)

Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster #
Ann Arbor Automotive
Anonymous
Andrew and Lisa Bernstein
Blue Nile Restaurant
Gary Boren
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund
Edward and Mary Cady
Valerie and David Canter
Cheryl Cassidy
Comerica Bank
Conlin Travel and Chris Conlin
Connable Associates
Faber Piano Institute
Nancy and Randall Faber
John and Jackie Farah
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
George W. Ford
includes gift in memory of
Steffi Reiss
The children of Marian P. and
David M. Gates in their memory
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
Philip and Kathy Power
Rosenberg Family Fund
in honor of Maury and
Linda Binkow
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Savco Hospitality
Lois Stegeman
StoryPoint

WINTER 2017

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

Sesi Lincoln
Nancy and James Stanley #
Toyota
Bruce G. Tuchman
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley

BE PRESENT

UMS Support

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David and Karen Stutz
The Summer Fund of the Charlevoix
County Community Foundation
Louise Taylor
Jim Toy
in honor of U-M Regent
Laurence B. Deitch
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
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
Ronald and Linda Benson
Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler #
DJ and Dieter Boehm
in honor of Ken Fischer and
Sara Billmann
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample
Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H. Haug
Anne and Howard Cooper
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
Clifford and Alice Hart
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
James and Patricia Kennedy
Diane Kirkpatrick
Philip Klintworth
Jean and Arnold Kluge
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Jean E. Long
Tim and Lisa Lynch
Ernest and Adele McCarus
Doug and Cate McClure
Paul Morel and Linda Woodworth
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee
Steve and Betty Palms
Elizabeth and David Parsigian
Susan Pollans and Alan Levy
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
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Sue Song
Cheryl Soper
Steve Sullivan and Erin McKean
Judy and Lewis Tann
Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li
Elise Weisbach

PATRONS
($1,000–$2,499)

Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
Christiane Anderson
Neil P. 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.
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
Marc Bernstein and Jennifer Lewis
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras
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
Steve and Rebecca Brown
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
Cheryl and Brian Clarkson
Deborah Keller-Cohen and
Evan Cohen
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Roger and Midge Cone
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
Steve and Judy Dobson
in honor of Ken Fischer
Jill and Doug Dunn
Peter and Grace Duren
Dworkin Foundation
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
Luis and April Gago
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 #
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
Mary K. Joscelyn
Richard and Sylvia Kaufman
James A. Kelly and Mariam C. Noland
Janet Kemink and Rodney Smith, MD
Connie and Tom Kinnear
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and
Mathias-Philippe Badin
Barbara and Michael Kratchman
Gary and Barbara Krenz
includes gift in honor of Ken Fischer
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 #

Judith Abrams
Tena Achen
Jan and Sassa Akervall
Roger Albin and Nili Tannenbaum
James and Catherine Allen
Christine W. Alvey
David Ammer and Nell Duke
David G. and Joan M. Anderson #
Dave and Katie Andrea

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

in memory of Wendy Comstock
Larry and Martha Gray
John and Renee Greden
Dr. Patricia P. Green
Raymond Grew
Nicki Griffith
Werner H. Grilk
Arthur Gulick
Julie and Hanley Gurwin
Talbot and Jan Hack
Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart
Helen C. Hall
Steven and Sheila Hamp
William and Kathleen Hanson
Alan Harnik and Professor Gillian
Feeley-Harnik
David Harris
Mark and Lorna Hildebrandt
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
isciences, L.L.C.
Gretchen and John Jackson
Elizabeth Jahn
Joachim Janecke
in memory of Christa Janecke
Feng Jiang and Lydia Qiu
Mark and Linda Johnson #
Mattias Jonsson and
Johanna Eriksson
Mark and Madolyn Kaminski
Don and Sue Kaul
Barbara Kay
David and Gretchen Kennard
Robert and Gloria Kerry
Rhea K. Kish
Dana and Paul Kissner
Jane Fryman Laird
James Leija and Aric Knuth
Joan and Melvyn Levitsky
Marty and Marilyn Lindenauer
in honor of Ken Fischer
Daniel Little and Bernadette Lintz
Rod and Robin Little
William and Lois Lovejoy
Joan Lowenstein and
Jonathan Trobe #
Louise and David Lutton
Brigitte Maassen
William and Jutta Malm
Melvin and Jean Manis
Susan E. Martin
Judythe and Roger Maugh
Olivia Maynard and Olof Karlstrom
Martha Mayo and Irwin Goldstein
Susan McClanahan and
Bill Zimmerman
James H. McIntosh and
Elaine K. Gazda
Bill and Ginny McKeachie
Frances McSparran
Bernice and Herman Merte
Mary Lee Meyer
James M. Miller and
Rebecca H. Lehto
Gene and Lois Miller #
Lester and Jeanne Monts

WINTER 2017

BENEFACTORS
($500–$999)

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Anonymous
Anonymous
in honor of Jean Campbell
Sandy and Charlie Aquino
Penny and Arthur Ashe
Ralph and Barbara Babb #
John and Christie Bacon
Mary and Al Bailey
Reg and Pat Baker
Nancy Barbas and Jonathan Sugar
Astrid B. Beck
Lawrence S. Berlin and
Jean L. McPhail
Jack Billi and Sheryl Hirsch
William and Ilene Birge
Ron and Mimi Bogdasarian
R.M. Bradley and C.M. Mistretta
Brian Bradley and
Rosalie Tocco-Bradley
Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomeranz
Charles Bright and Susan Crowell
David and Sharon Brooks
Melvin Brown
Pamela Brown
Susan and Oliver Cameron
Brent and Valerie Carey
Jack and Susan Carlson
A. Craig Cattell
Tsun and Siu Ying Chang
Samuel and Roberta Chappell
John and Camilla Chiapuris
Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo
Judy and Malcolm Cohen
Jon Cohn and Daniela Wittmann
Barbara Comai
David and Barbara Copi
Arnold and Susan Coran
Paul Courant and Marta Manildi
Katherine and Clifford Cox
Mac and Nita Cox
Clifford and Laura Craig #
John and Mary Curtis
Roderick and Mary Ann Daane
Connie D'Amato
David L. DeBruyn
David Deromedi
Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz
Gary Dolce and Karen Yamada
Alan S. Eiser
Bruce N. and Cheryl W. Elliott
Margaret and John Faulkner
Carol Finerman
Susan R. Fisher
Esther Floyd
Tiffany and Damon Ford
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
David and Maureen Ginsburg #
Steve Glauberman and
Margaret Schankler
Google Inc.
L.A. Peter Gosling, Linda Y.C. Lim
and Mya L. Gosling

BE PRESENT

W. Joseph McCune and
Georgiana M. Sanders
Griff and Pat McDonald
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
Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Ray and Ginny Reilly
Malverne Reinhart
Guy and Kathy Rich
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
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
Karl and Karen Weick
Edward and Colleen Weiss
Lauren and Gareth Williams
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
The Worsham Family Foundation

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Kara and Lewis Morgenstern
Lisa and Steve Morris
Drs. Louis Nagel and
Julie Jaffee Nagel
Margaret Nance
Erika Nelson and David Wagener
Thomas and Barbara Nelson
Marc Neuberger and Jane Forman
Marylen S. Oberman
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.
Jessica C. Roberts, PhD #
Doug and Nancy Roosa
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld
Nancy W. Rugani #
Ashish and Norma Sarkar
Maya Savarino
Ann and Tom Schriber
John Scudder and Regan Knapp
Elvera Shappirio
Bruce M. Siegan
Eleanor Singer
Barbara Furin Sloat
Cynthia Sorensen
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
Carol and John Welsch
Lyndon Welch
in memory of Angela Welch
Steven Werns
Kathy White #
James Boyd White and Mary F. White
Iris and Fred Whitehouse
Brian Willen and Monica Hakimi
Thomas K. Wilson
Dr. Robert Winfield #
Beth and I. W. Winsten
Lawrence and Mary Wise
Kenneth Wisinski and
Linda Dintenfass
Drs. Margo and Douglas Woll
Frances A. Wright #
Mary Jean and John Yablonky
Thomas and Karen Zelnik

ASSOCIATES
($250–$499)

Dr. Diane M. Agresta
Gordon and Carol Allardyce
Helen and David Aminoff
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Barbara A. Anderson
John Anderson and Lyn McHie
Catherine M. Andrea
Ralph and Elaine Anthony
Lisa and Scott Armstrong
Michael Atzmon
Robert and Mary Baird
Barbara M Barclay
Frank and Lindsay Tyas Bateman
Gary Beckman and Karla Taylor
Christina Bellows and Joe Alberts
Emile Bendit
Merete B. Bengtsson
Christy and Barney Bentgen
Joan Bentz
Lynda W. Berg
Barbara and Sheldon Berry
Inderpal and Martha Bhatia
Mary E. Black
Bobbie and Donald Blitz
Mr. Mark D. Bomia
Morton B. and Raya Brown
Jonathan and Trudy Bulkley
Alan Burg and Kenneth Hillenburg
Jim and Cyndi Burnstein
Tony and Jane Burton
Jenny and Jim Carpenter
Barbara Mattison Carr
Margaret W. (Peggy) Carroll
MJ Cartwright and Tom Benedetti
Jenny Graf Carvo
Angela Cesere and Rob Thomas
J. Wehrley and Patricia Chapman
Joan and Mark Chesler
Mark Clague and Laura Jackson
Elke Monika Clark
Donald and Astrid Cleveland #
Hilary U. Cohen
Wayne and Melinda Colquitt
Anne and Edward Comeau
Gordon and Marjorie Comfort
Dr. Lisa D. Cook
Jane Wilson Coon and A. Rees Midgley
Mrs. Katharine Cosovich
Margaret Cottrill and Jon Wolfson
Susan Bozell Craig
Marylee Dalton and Lynn Drickamer
Art and Lyn Powrie Davidge
in memory of Gwen and
Emerson Powrie
Ed and Ellie Davidson
Linda Davis and Bob Richter
in honor of Ken Fischer
HE Dean
Brian and Margaret Delaney
Elena and Nicholas Delbanco
Richard I. DeVries
Robert Donia
Robert J. Donnellan
Ed and Mary Durfee
Don and Kathy Duquette
Swati Dutta
Gavin Eadie and Barbara Murphy
James F. Eder
Gloria J. Edwards
Morgan and Sally Edwards
Charles and Julie Ellis
Ruth Edwards
Beverly and Michael Fauman
Phil and Phyllis Fellin

Kay Felt
Jeff Fessler and Sue Cutler
Herschel and Adrienne Fink
C. Peter and Beverly A. Fischer
Martha Fischer and William Lutes
in honor of Kenneth C. Fischer
Norman and Jeanne Fischer
Catherine L. Fischer
Carol and Mitch Fleischer
Jessica Fogel and Lawrence Weiner
Scott and Janet Fogler
Christopher Friese
Philip and Renée Woodten Frost
Joseph E. Fugere and
Marianne C. Mussett
in honor of Kenneth C. Fischer
Carol Gagliardi and David Flesher
Stephen Gallagher
Enid Galler
Janet and Charles Garvin
Heather Gates
in memory of David Gates
Michael Gatti and Lisa Murray
Prof. Beth Genne and
Prof. Allan Gibbard
Renate Gerulaitis #
Francie Gibbons
J. Martin and Tara Gillespie
Thea Glicksman
Drs. Vijay and Sara Goburdhun
Barbara and Fred Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Janet Goss #
Michael L. Gowing
Christopher and Elaine Graham
Jerry M. and Mary K. Gray
Elliott Greenberg and Gayle Harte
Richard and Linda Greene
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
Gideon and Carol Hoffer
Carol and Dieter Hohnke #
Paul Hossler and Charlene Bignall
James S. House and
Wendy Fisher House #
Elizabeth Jahn
Hank and Karen Jallos
Lawrence and Ruth Jones #
Janet and Jerry Joseph
Don and Nancy Kaegi
Carol and Mark Kaplan
Steven Kautz
John Kennard and Debbi Carmody
Nancy Keppelman and
Michael E. Smerza
Bonnie and Robert Kidd
Dan and Freddi Kilburn
Laurence King and Robyn Frey-King
Web and Betty Kirksey
Michael Koen
Rosalie and Ron Koenig
Ann Marie Kotre

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

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
Brian and Lee Talbot
Sandy Talbott and Mark Lindley
May Ling Tang
Michael and Ellen Taylor
William Tennant
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Nigel and Jane Thompson
Tom and Judy Thompson
Patricia J. Tompkins
in memory of Terril O. Tompkins
Janet and Randall Torno
includes gift in memory of
Wendy Comstock
Barbara Torzewski
Fawwaz Ulaby and
Jean Cunningham
Beaumont Vance
Karla and Hugo Vandersypen
Mary C. Vandewiele
James and Barbara Varani
Elizabeth A. and David C. Walker
Charles R. and
Barbara Hertz Wallgren
Jo Ann Ward
Karen Watanabe and Richard Cheng
MaryLinda and Larry Webster
Bruce and Loraine Webster
Richard and Lucinda Weiermiller
Jack and Carol Weigel
Neal and Susan Weinberg
Charles Werney
Mary Ann Whipple #
Mac and Rosanne Whitehouse
Steve and Peg Wilcox
Thomas Wilczak and
Steven Quinkert
in honor of Garrett Kucharski,
Marie and Helen Rucinski
Shelly F. Williams
Pat and John Wilson
Stuart and Nancy Winston #
Steven and Helen Woghin
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Gladys Young
Barabra Zacharakis
Gail and David Zuk
Thomas and Erin Zurbuchen

WINTER 2017

Karen Park and John Beranek
Brian and Julie Picknell
Robert and Mary Ann Pierce
Mark and Margaret Pieroni
Donald and Evonne Plantinga
Joyce Plummer
Tom Porter
Anne Preston #
Karen and Berislav Primorac
Jeff and Katie Reece
Judith Roberts
Kathryn Robine and Kevin Kerber
Ernest Robles
Jonathan and Anala Rodgers
Stephen Rosenblum and
Rosalyn Sarver
Jean Rowan
Rosemarie Haag Rowney
Carol Rugg and
Richard Montmorency
Mary Ann Rumler
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
Betina Schlossberg
David Schmidt and Jane Myers
David Schoem
Suzanne Selig
Harriet Selin #
James and Linda Selwa #
Theodore T. Serafin
in honor of Ken Fischer
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
Jürgen Skoppek
Art Smith and Connie Barron Smith
Carl and Jari Smith #
David and Renate Smith
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
Leslie Stainton and Steven Whiting
Daniel and Susan Stepek
James L. Stoddard

BE PRESENT

Mary L. Kramer #
Syma and Phil Kroll
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Melinda Morris
Brian and Jacqueline Morton
Trevor Mudge and
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Barbara Mulay
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20th ANNUAL SPHINX COMPETITION
for young Black and Latino String Players

February 8 - 12, 2017
Detroit MI

The Sphinx Competition invites top performing Black
and Latino string musicians to compete for cash
prizes, solo performing opportunities, and many other
resources. The top prizes are $50,000 for the Senior
Division and $10,000 for the Junior Division. Semifinalists look forward to masterclasses led by our
highly acclaimed panel of jury members, scholarship
opportunities to the top summer music festivals and
conservatories, and access to our large network of
alumni at SphinxConnect.

SPHINX HONORS CONCERT
February 10, 2017 at 12:00PM
For ticket information contact
Xavier@SphinxMusic.org

SPHINX FINALS CONCERT
February 12, 2017 at 2:00PM
Reserve your ticket at DSO.org

www.SphinxMusic.org

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