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UMS Concert Program, February 2, 2017 - Bruckner Orchester Linz

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A sense of
between audience
and artist.
Moments of clarity,
inspiration, and
reflection. The
performing arts
provide us with
these elemental
offering a shortcut
to our creative

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UMS unleashes the power of the
performing arts in order to engage,
educate, transform, and connect
individuals with uncommon
experiences. The Winter 2017
season is full of exceptional,
world-class, and truly inspiring
Welcome to the UMS experience.
We’re glad you’re present. Enjoy
the performance.


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


in the greater Ann Arbor Area

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

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Community Foundation


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
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


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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Bruckner Orchester Linz
with Angélique Kidjo

Sarah Chang

Batsheva Dance Company

Snarky Puppy



1/7-8 Batsheva Dance Company


1/12-14 Igor and Moreno
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

Inon Barnatan, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alisa Weilerstein, cello


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

3/11 Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis

3/16 Snarky Puppy

3/17-18 Kidd Pivot and
Electric Company Theatre

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 Season

3/30-4/1 Complicite
The Encounter


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


5/21 NT Live: Ibsen’s
Hedda Gabler


Ann Arbor, we’re

Chris Ballard
Christine Phillips
Tom Forster

In Your Corner.
300 North 5th Avenue


Suite 230


Not pictured:
Rick Manczak
Jack Panitch


Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Education &
Educational experiences
for everyone.


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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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.



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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Builds the Future


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

Hill Auditorium opening-night audience: May 14, 1913

We recognize the donors who have made multi-year campaign commitments of
$100,000 or more during the last year.
“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.”
“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.”

“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.”

“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.”



“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.”

“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.”


“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.”

“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.”
“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.”


We thank the following businesses for their commitments of $5,000 or more for the
2016–17 season.
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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”


“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.”


Ann Arbor Region President, Comerica Bank

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.”

President, DTE Energy Foundation

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

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.”

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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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.”
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

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.”
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.”

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.”



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.”

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

President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco

“Masco is proud to support UMS and salutes its commitment to
providing excellent and diverse programs that spark a lifelong
passion for creativity. Thank you, UMS, for allowing all of us to
experience the transformative power of the performing arts!”

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.”

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.”


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.”

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.”

Detroit and Southeast Michigan Regional President,
PNC Bank
“PNC Bank is proud to support the efforts of UMS and the Ann Arbor

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.”

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.”


“UMS is an important cultural asset for our community. The Sesi
Lincoln Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine


President, Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda

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.”
President, Stout Systems

“Supporting UMS is really a labor of love — love of music and
the performing arts and love of arts advocacy and education.
Everyone at Stout Systems knows we cannot truly be
successful without helping to make our community a better
place. It is an honor to be part of the UMS family.”

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

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.”


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.”

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.”

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.”

Orchester Linz
Dennis Russell Davies
Martin Achrainer / Bass-Baritone
Angélique Kidjo / Vocals
Thursday Evening, February 2, 2017 at 7:30
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

35th Performance of the 138th Annual Season
138th Annual Choral Union Series

Tonight’s presenting sponsor is Michigan Medicine.
Tonight’s supporting sponsor is the H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley Endowment Fund.
Media partnership provided by WGTE 91.3 FM, WRCJ 90.9 FM, Ann Arbor’s 107one, and WDET 101.9 FM.
Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of
lobby floral art for this evening’s performance.
The Bruckner Orchester Linz is the Philharmonic Orchestra of the State of Upper Austria, represented by
Governor Dr. Josef Puehringer.
The Bruckner Orchester Linz is supported by presto – friends of Bruckner Orchester.
Bruckner Orchester Linz appears by arrangement with Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
Angélique Kidjo appears by arrangement with Red Light Management.
In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices during
the performance.
The photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited.

George Gershwin,
Arr. Morton Gould
Porgy and Bess Suite

Alexander Zemlinsky
Symphonische Gesänge, Op. 20
Song from Dixieland
Song of the Cotton Packer
A Brown Girl Dead
Bad Man
African Dance
Mr. Achrainer


Duke Ellington,
Arr. Maurice Peress
Suite from Black, Brown, and Beige

Philip Glass
Ifè: Three Yorùbá Songs
Ms. Kidjo

George Gershwin
Born September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York
Died July 11, 1937 in Hollywood, California
Arr. Morton Gould
Born December 10, 1913 in Richmond Hill, New York
Died February 21, 1996 in Orlando, Florida
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS concert.
Snapshots of History…In 1955:
· Marian Anderson is the first African-American singer to perform at the
Metropolitan Opera
· Jim Henson builds the first version of Kermit the frog
· The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the seventh time in
franchise history
George Gershwin was 11 when his
family first brought a piano into their
apartment. Four years later, after
some lessons in classical repertoire
including Chopin and Debussy,
Gershwin dropped out of high school
and found work as a “song plugger”
on Tin Pan Alley, New York’s row of
music publishing firms. He began to
write his own songs, signed on with
a publisher, and gravitated toward
Broadway, finding work as a rehearsal
pianist on a Jerome Kern show.
Gershwin’s first Broadway production
opened in 1919, and the influential
performer Al Jolson added Gershwin’s
Swanee to a revue that year. Jolson’s
recording of Swanee sold millions of
copies in 1920 and put Gershwin on
the map as a top songwriter.
Gershwin never stopped stretching
himself in his unfairly short life; he did
not settle into the breezy patchwork
style of Rhapsody in Blue, written
at age 25, nor simply churn out hit

Broadway tunes like the many he
completed by age 30, even though
those talents were enough to make
him rich and famous. When he set
himself the challenge of writing an
opera based on DuBose Heyward’s
novella Porgy, he began a patient
and deliberate search for the musical
language that would drive the score.
As he explained in a 1935 article in
The New York Times, “Because Porgy
and Bess deals with Negro life in
America…I have adapted my method
to utilize the drama, the humor, the
superstition, the religious fervor, the
dancing, and irrepressible high spirits
of the race.” But he also knew that
this was a new operatic creation, not
a folk mash-up, so he made a key
decision: “When I first began work on
the music I decided against the use of
original folk material because I wanted
the music all to be of one piece.
Therefore I wrote my own spirituals
and folksongs.”

Dubose Heyward and his wife,
Dorothy, had already adapted Porgy
into a play, which they reworked
into the Porgy and Bess libretto.
(Gershwin’s brother and longtime
songwriting partner, Ira, also
contributed some lyrics). Gershwin
worked on the music in 1934, and he
even made a trip to South Carolina to
see for himself the kind of waterfront
community he was trying to capture
in the opera’s fictional location of
Catfish Row. Porgy and Bess, an
American opera like no other, opened
on Broadway in 1935 with a cast of all
African-American singers. Not even
two years later, its composer died in
Hollywood, felled by brain cancer at
the age of 38.
Morton Gould, another American
composer with a penchant for blurring
the lines between “popular” and
“serious” music, arranged the Porgy
and Bess Suite heard here for a 1956
recording released by RCA Victor.
This version is less familiar than
the glossier arrangement known as
Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture,
made in 1942 by Robert Russell
Bennett; Gould preserved more of
Gershwin’s orchestration, and he kept
his excerpts in the same sequence
that they appear in the opera. The
suite, comprising some 30 minutes
of uninterrupted music, presents
instrumental versions of the most
famous melodies stitched together
with linking material that stays true to
the sound of Gershwin’s interludes.
After the brassy overture that depicts
a bustling waterfront during the day,
the suite continues with the languid
lullaby “Summertime” and goes on to
sample these highlights: “A Woman is
a Sometime Thing,” “My Man’s Gone

Now,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin,” “Bess,
You is My Woman Now,” “Oh, I Can’t
Sit Down,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,”
“I Loves You, Porgy,” “There’s a Boat
Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York,” and
“I’m On My Way.”


S Y M P H O N I S C H E G E S Ä N G E ( S Y M P H O N I C S O N G S ) , O P. 2 0
Alexander Zemlinsky
Born October 14, 1871 in Vienna
Died March 15, 1942 in Larchmont, New York
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS concert.
Snapshots of History…In 1929:
· The first public demonstration of color TV is held, by H.E. Ives and his
colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York
· In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public
· Karl Benz, the creator of the first automobile, dies
Alexander Zemlinsky, a key figure in
Vienna around the turn of the 20th
century, has long been overshadowed
by his more radical students. A
composer who earned praise from
both Brahms and Mahler, Zemlinsky
briefly coached his friend and future
brother-in-law, Arnold Schoenberg —
the only formal training ever received
by the leader of the “Second Viennese
School.” Schoenberg’s two chief
disciples, Webern and Berg, also
attended Zemlinsky’s orchestration
class; meanwhile Zemlinsky became
infatuated with one of his female
students, Alma Schindler, but she
married Mahler instead.
Surrounded by musical
revolutionaries, Zemlinsky opted
for a more conservative path, one
rooted in Brahms’ organic approach
to tonal development and Mahler’s
saturated palette of orchestral colors.
Zemlinsky’s success as a conductor
pushed composing to the margins of
his life, but the music he did create
was of exceptional quality, like the
Symphonische Gesänge (Symphonic
Songs) he composed in 1929 in

memory of his late wife, Ida.
Zemlinsky extracted the texts for his
orchestral song cycle from an anthology
published in Vienna in 1929 under the
title Africa Sings: A Collection of New
African-American Poetry. The songs
use German translations of poems
by Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer,
Countee Cullen, and Frank Smith
Horne, four African-American men
whose works helped define the Harlem
Renaissance in the years between the
two world wars. Zemlinsky was not
interested in mimicking American jazz
sounds in his score (a trend that was
sweeping Europe at the time), but he
did add a mandolin to his orchestration,
lending certain passages the kind
of jangly rhythmic drive that would
normally come from a banjo or guitar.
The cycle begins with “Song from
Dixieland” (from a Langston Hughes
poem originally titled “Song for a Dark
Girl”), a haunting scene set at the site of
a lynching. The second number, “Song
of the Cotton Packer,” features tense,
brooding music that gives this work
song a menacing edge. “A Brown Girl
Dead” evokes another painful vignette,

in which a “Dark Madonna” is laid out
for burial in a white dress.
“Bad Man” veers toward a more
callous, devil-may-care posture for the
moment, but then another Hughes text,
“Disillusion,” makes a plaintive plea
to “be simple again” so as to erase
the pain. The last Hughes selection,
“African Dance,” evokes the low,
slow beating of the tom-toms during
a seductive nighttime dance. The
cycle ends with the cutting irony of
“Arabesque,” describing the innocent
play of a white girl and a black boy in
Georgia under the dangling body of a
lynched man.

Song from Dixieland
Text by Langston Hughes

Lied aus Dixieland
Translation by Josef Luitpold

Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
They hung my black young lover
To a cross roads tree.
Way Down South in Dixie
(Bruised body high in air)
I asked the white Lord Jesus
What was the use of prayer?
Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
Love is a naked shadow
On a gnarled and naked tree.

Weit unten, im Süden, in Dixieland,
o brich, mein Herz, o brich!
Sie haben an einen Baum dich gehängt,
o Ärmster, Liebster, dich!
Weit unten, im Süden, in Dixieland,
zermalmt, vom Wind umweht!
Und ich hab den weißen Herrn Jesus gefragt:
Wozu, wozu noch das Gebet?
Weit unten, im Süden, in Dixieland,
ich leb’, ich atme kaum.
O Liebe, nackter Schatten
an einem kahlen Baum!

Song of the Cotton Packer
Text by Jean Toomer

Lied der Baumwollpacker
Translation by Josef Luitpold

Come, brother, come. Let’s lift it;
come now, hewit! roll away!
Shackles fall upon the Judgment Day
But let’s not wait for it.

Komm, Bruder, komm. Pack an und roll
Die Baumwollballen rund und voll.
Es endet einmal noch die Plag.
Wir warten nicht auf den jüngsten Tag.

God’s body’s got a soul,
Bodies like to roll the soul,
Can’t blame God if we don’t roll,
Come, brother, roll, roll!

Die Baumwollballen walzen weich
Den höllischen Weg ins Himmelreich.
Und trittst du zu Jesus, Bruder, so sag:
Wir warten nicht auf deinen jüngsten Tag.

Cotton bales are the fleecy way,
Weary sinner’s bare feet trod,
Softly, softly to the throne of God,
“We aint agwine t’ wait until th’
Judgment Day!

Gab Gott dem Baumwollpacker die Seel,
Daß sie der andre martre und quäl?
Gott wird nicht grollen,
Wenn wir nicht rollen.
Komm, Bruder, roll die Wolle, roll.

Nassur; nassur,
Eoho, eoho, roll away!
We ain’t agwine to wait until th’
Judgment Day!”
God’s body’s got a soul,
Bodies like to roll the soul,
Can’t blame God if we don’t roll,
Come, brother, roll, roll!


Die Baumwollballen walzen weich
Den höllischen Weg ins Himmelreich.
Und trittst du zu Jesus, Bruder, so sag:
Wir warten nicht auf deinen jüngsten Tag.

A Brown Girl Dead
Text by Countee Cullen

Totes braunes Mädel
Translation by Josef Luitpold

With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
Dark Madonna of the grave she rests;
Lord Death has found her sweet.

Schwarze Madonna hat sterben gemußt.
Tod hat sie geraubt.
Zwei weiße Rosen auf der Brust,
Weiße Kerzen zu Fuß und Haupt.

Her mother pawned her wedding ring
To lay her out in white;
She’d be so proud she’d dance and sing
to see herself tonight.

Deine Mutter hat ihren Ring versetzt,
Dich zu kleiden so weiß und so schön.
Was das für ein Tanzen und Singen wär,
Könntest du dich sehn.

Bad Man
Text by Langston Hughes

Übler Bursche
Translation by Hermann Kesser

I’m a bad, bad man
‘Cause everybody tells me so.
I’m a bad, bad man.
Everybody tells me so.
I takes ma meanness and ma licker
Everywhere I go.

Bin ein übler, übler Bursche,
Jeder hat mich auf dem Strich,
Bin ein Bursche, übel, übel,
Jeder schimpft auf mich.
Nur der Schnaps und die Schechtigkeit
Sind bei mir allezeit.

I beats ma wife an’
I beats ma side gal too.
Beats ma wife an’
Beats ma side gal too.
Don’t know why I do it but
It keeps me from feelin’ blue.

Hau mein Weib durch
Und das kleine Mädel,
Schalg hin, schag drauf,
Mädel, Frau, Frau, Mädel,
Muß immerzu prügeln,
Sonst hab ich den Dreh im Schädel.

I’m so bad I
Don’t even want to be good.
So bad, bad, bad I
Don’t even want to be good.
I’m goin’ to de devil an’
I wouldn’t go to heaven
if I could.

Bin ein schlechter Tropf,
Will nichts anders sein!
Bin ein übler Bursche,
Will kein braver kerl sein!
Dem Teufel die Hand,
Freu mich auf seine Kohlen,
Möcht nicht in den Himmel hinein,
Auch wenn sie mich holen!


Text by Langston Hughes

Translation by Anna Nussbaum

I would be simple again,
Simple and clean
Like the earth,
Like the rain,
Nor ever know,
Dark Harlem,
The wild laughter
Of your mirth
Nor the salt tears
Of your pain.
Be kind to me,
Oh, great dark city.
Let me forget.
I will not come
To you again.

Ich möchte wieder einfach sein,
Wie Erde,
Wie Regen
Einfach und rein;
O hätt ich nie gekannt
Dunkles Harlem,
Das wilde Lachen
Deiner Lust,
Die salzigen tränen
Deiner Pein.
Sei gut zu mir,
O große, dunkle Stadt.
Laß mich vergessen.
Ich will nicht wieder
Zurück zu dir.

African Dance
Text by Langston Hughes

Afrikanischer Tanz
Translation by Josef Luitpold

The low beating of the tom-toms,
The slow beating of the tom-toms,
Slow…low —
Stirs your blood.

Grollen die Tom-Toms,
Rollen die Tom-Toms,
Wecken dein Blut.

A night-veiled girl
Whirls softly into a
Circle of light.
Whirls softly…slowly,
Like a wisp of smoke around the fire —

Nachtumhülltes Mädchen
Dreht sich leis
Im Lichterkreis,
Rauschwölkchen um
das Feuer.

And the tom-toms beat,
And the tom-toms beat,
And the low beating of the tom-toms
Stirs your blood.

Und die Tom-Toms rollen
Und die tom-Toms grollen,
Rollen, Grollen,
Wecken dein Blut.


Text by Frank Horne

Translation by Anna Siemsen

Down in Georgia
a danglin’ nigger
hangin’ in a tree
…kicks holes in the laughing sunlight —
A little red haired
Irish girl…grey eyes
and a blue dress —
A little black babe
in a lacy white cap…
The soft red lips
of the little red head
so tenderly
the little black head —
grey eyes smile
into black eyes
and the gay sunlight
laughs joyously
in a burst of gold…
Down in Georgia
a danglin’ nigger
hangin’ in a tree
…kicks holes in the laughing sunlight!

Drunten in Georgia
schaukelt hoch im Baume ein Nigger!
Trampelt Löcher
ins lachende Licht der Sonne!
Ein kleines Irenmädchen,
im blauem Kleidchen.
Ein schwarzes Baby
mit weißem Spitzenhäubchen!
Der kleine Rotkopf küsst
mit weichen, roten Lippen
so zärtlich
das schwarze Köpfchen.
Graue Augen lächeln
in schwarze Augen,
und der lustige Sonnenschein
goldene Sturzflut!
Drunten in Georgia, hoch im Baume,
schaukelt ein Nigger,
trampelt Löcher
ins lachende Sonnenlicht!

Courtesy of the Literary Representative for the
Works of Frank Horne: Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture; The New York Public
Library; Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.


Duke Ellington
Born April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC
Died May 24, 1974 in New York, New York
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS concert.
Snapshots of History…In 1943:
· Norman Rockwell’s illustration of Rosie the Riveter first appears on the
cover of The Saturday Evening Post
· The Zoot Suit Riots erupt between military personnel and Mexican
American youths in East Los Angeles
· Race riots in Detroit kill 34 people, wound hundreds, and damage
property worth millions
Pianist, composer, and bandleader
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
lifted the dance band from simple
nightclub entertainment to a profound
form of music and social commentary.
From his Carnegie Hall debut in
1943 to the “Sacred Concerts” he
created in his final years, Ellington
proved that he and his improvising
ensemble were as adept with largescale compositions as any “classical”
artists. As the choreographer Alvin
Ailey once said of Ellington, “His band
was his Stradivarius.”
For that historic 1943 appearance
at Carnegie Hall, Ellington created a
sweeping, 50-minute suite for jazz
orchestra entitled Black, Brown, and
Beige, which he described as a “tone
parallel to the history of the American
Negro,” depicting everything from an
African’s arrival on a slave ship to the
vibrant culture of Harlem in the 1920s.
With Ellington’s blessing, the
conductor Maurice Peress created
an orchestral suite in 1970, distilling
the seven sections of the original
Black, Brown, and Beige into the

three movements heard here, and
preserving the flavor of Ellington’s
band in a fully notated score for a
symphony orchestra (augmented by
saxophones and drum set). The first
section, Black, bears the subtitle “A
Work Song,” and its main theme is
an anthem of power and pride, offset
by passages of bright and casual
swing. A solo for trombone channels
the sound of “Tricky Sam” Nanton,
the longtime trombonist in Ellington’s
band who pioneered the use of a
plunger mute and its characteristic
“wah-wah” effect.
The middle movement, Brown,
centers on the melody of “Come
Sunday,” the most well-known song
from the suite and one that has
become a jazz standard in its own
right. Once again, swinging sections
arise as counterpoint to the churchlike atmosphere. The alto saxophone
solo, with its luxurious glissandos
between pitches, honors the
signature sound of Johnny Hodges,
who played with Ellington from 1928
until his death in 1970.

Beige celebrates the Harlem
Renaissance, a cultural flowering that
Ellington witnessed firsthand and
shaped in his own way. A masterful
stroke occurs at the point when the
“Work Song” theme from Black and
“Come Sunday” from Brown reappear
simultaneously, reinforcing the
unbroken lineage of African-American


I F È : T H R E E YO R Ù B Á S O N G S ( 2 0 1 3 )
Philip Glass
Born January 31, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland
UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS concert.
Snapshots of History…In 2013:
· American scientists use a 3D printer to create a living lab-grown ear
from collagen and animal ear cell cultures
· Benedict XVI resigns as pope, becoming the first to do so since Gregory
XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestin V in 1294
· Iran agrees to limit their nuclear development program in exchange for
sanctions relief

Although he prefers the term “music
with repetitive structures,” Philip
Glass is one of the founding fathers
of the compositional style known
more widely as minimalism. In his
early career he worked outside of the
musical establishment, leading the
amplified Philip Glass Ensemble while
earning a living driving a taxi among
other odd jobs. His breakthrough opera
Einstein on the Beach (1976) led to new
opportunities in theater and film, but
it was not until 1987, at the age of 50,
that he was finally invited to compose
music for symphony orchestras,
beginning with the Violin Concerto
commissioned by the American
Composers Orchestra led by Dennis
Russell Davies. Glass has since made
up for lost time, creating a number of
orchestral tone poems, concertos, and,
as of his 80th birthday, 11 symphonies.
Glass created Ifè: Three Yorùbá Songs
for the vocalist Angélique Kidjo, who
introduced the work in 2014 with the
Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
They had collaborated on smaller
projects before, through which, as Glass
explained in a program note, “I have

come to admire her deeply personal
and powerful music personality both as
an artist and performer. So I was most
interested when she proposed several
years ago that I compose a set of songs
for her in the Yorùbá language of her
native Benin.”
“The first challenge for me,” Glass
wrote, “was to find the best rhythmic
and melodic setting for poems in
a language that was, until then,
completely unknown to me.” The
three poems, as Kidjo explained, tell
the legends of Ifè, “the place where
the Yorùbá people think the world
was created.” She recorded herself
speaking the poems, which Glass then
used to perform “an extensive audio
analysis of the rhythm and phrasing of
the Yorùbá language. I found thereby
that the text itself, as recorded by
Angélique, was profoundly lyrical and
most beautiful.” After Glass created
the orchestral score, he and Kidjo
refined the vocal part so as to match
the idiomatic delivery of the Yorùbá

In performance, Kidjo sings with
subtle amplification, allowing all
the nuances of pitch and phrasing
to remain audible. The orchestral
accompaniment is immediately
recognizable as a Philip Glass
creation, with its churning repetitions
and cycling patterns, but it is more
active and extroverted than many
of his classic (and often austere)
compositions, perhaps a reflection of
Kidjo’s dynamic vocal presence and
the fable-like wonder of setting these
ancient creation myths.
Glass described his collaboration
with Kidjo as a “wonderful musical
journey. At the conclusion of our work
together, when I could finally hear her
singing of the text within the musical
composition I had completed, I said
to her, ‘Angélique, together we have
built a bridge that no one has walked
on before.’ She replied with a burst of
laughter as beautiful as any words she
could sing.”
Program notes by Aaron Grad.


I. Olodumare
Oh You, Olodumare, you gave Obatala the task to create the World
Oh You, Olodumare, you asked Oduduwa to go with him.
There they are, together, lugging a bag on their shoulders.
And from this bag a wondrous child is to be born, this bag must birth the World.
Obatala, the course is long and you are thirsty.
Oduduwa, the bag is heavy and it is hot.
How to resist the lure of wine, that holy wine
Obatala, Oduduwa, Obatala, Oduduwa,
He whose sleep brings us dreams of which we cannot speak;
I named the wine of the tree under which we lay our weary limbs,
The Palm Wine that creates the nightmares of which we never speak.
Oh You, Olodumare, you gave Obatala the task to create the World
Oh You, Olodumare, you asked Oduduwa to go with him.
They are together no more, Obatala, you drank too much and fell asleep.
It’s on the shoulders of Oduduwa alone that the World now rests so heavily.
Oduduwa, you have arrived, the road ends down here.
Obatala sleeps and you, all that you distinguish is the sea.
Water as far as the eye can see, not even the smallest island on which to stand.
Obatala, Oduduwa, Obatala, Oduduwa,
The time has come to open the bag. And what will you do with it?
“All I find here is a little black dust, just a bit of black dust!”
Olodumare says: “Put it on the water and on the water the earth will appear.”
Oh You, Olodumare, you gave Obatala the task to create the World
Oh You, Olodumare, you asked Oduduwa to go with him.
And now the World appears from the hands of Oduduwa,
“It is so very small, what must I do to make it flourish?”
Did you forget that it has five fingers?
It is the Rooster Olodumare gave you.
All you have to do is set it on the little mound and with its five fingers
Obatala, Oduduwa, Obatala, Oduduwa,
He will scratch away and scatter all that dust.
That’s how he will expand the boundaries of the World.
And create the five continents.


Oh You, Olodumare, you gave Obatala the task to create the World
Oh You, Olodumare, you asked Oduduwa to go with him.
You toss a palm nut down and a tree springs from the soil
Now it is time for the Orishas to descend from heaven and go to Ile Ife.
II. Yemandja
I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
My children are all fishes
I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
In the waters’ depths I am Queen.
I no longer tolerate the World, I have to flee
I flow further to the West, always, to where the sun goes down
Oduduwa, my king, pursues me and I’m assailed from every side.
I break the precious vase that Olokun had given me
Then suddenly a river appears and carries me off to the ocean…
I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
My children are all fishes
I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
In the waters’ depths I am Queen.
I am covered in pearls and have a majestic breast
I warned you, Olofin, woe unto him who doesn’t care.
Drunk, you break your promise and make a fool of me.
In my anger I stamp my foot on the ground to join Olokun again
Then suddenly a river appears and carries me off to the ocean…
Yemowo, wife of Oshala
Yamase, mother of Shango
Yewa, the river where I run
Oloosaa, the lagoon in which I go to sleep
Ogunte, wife of Ogun
Saba, I spin my cotton endlessly
Sesu, I am proud, you will respect me


start here.

Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, M.D., is developing
new methods to diagnose blood cancers.


I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
My children are all fishes
I am the mother of the River,
Yemandja is my name,
In the waters’ depths I am Queen.
III. Oshumare
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent; I praise you, I praise you.
The water makes love to the fire;
The sun kisses the rain;
You come to life.
Made of every color, your body
Envelops the earth and keeps it from falling.
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent; I praise you, I praise you.
Your first band is red
Like the anger of Man
But you are female, too
For your last band is blue,
The color of Woman.
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent; I praise you, I praise you.
Since you cured him,
Olodumare wants to keep you in Heaven
At times lets you descend:
Then, with the two extremities of your arc
You touch the ground and offer boundless wealth.
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent; I praise you, I praise you.
Curled around yourself
You draw a circle
And bite your own tail, might you be haughty?
No, for you extend your hand
To all who need it.
I praise you, Rainbow Serpent


This evening’s performance marks the UMS debuts of the Bruckner Orchester Linz
and baritone Martin Achrainer. Maestro Dennis Russell Davies makes his third UMS
appearance this evening, following his UMS debut in April 1989 in a chamber concert
as pianist with the Stuttgart Wind Quintet at Rackham Auditorium. He most recently
appeared under UMS auspices in March 2003 conducting the Stuttgart Chamber
Orchestra at the Michigan Theater. This evening’s performance marks Angélique Kidjo’s
second UMS appearance following her UMS debut in February 2013 in concert at
Hill Auditorium.
Photo (next spread): Dennis Russell Davies; photographer: A. Balon.

The history of the Bruckner Orchester
Linz spans 200 years of tradition and
excellence. In the last three decades, it has
won an international reputation as one of
the leading orchestras of Central Europe.
Consisting of 130 musicians, the
orchestra is not only the concert orchestra
for the state of Upper Austria but also the
opera orchestra at the Landestheater Linz,
and participates in the Bruckner Festival,
the Ars Electronica Festival, and the Linzer
Klangwolke. The Bruckner Orchester
Linz has performed extensively in the US
(2005, 2009), Germany, Spain, and Italy
under chief conductor Dennis Russell
Davies in addition to appearances in Japan
and France. Recent tours have featured
concerts in Cologne, Paris, Vienna, and
Istanbul, and since 2012 the Orchestra
has had its own concert cycle at the
Musikverein Wien.
The Bruckner Orchester records
prolifically including recent productions of
Bruckner’s “Nullte” and Fifth Symphonies
in completion of a Bruckner cycle for arte
nova/SONY, as well as of Symphonies No. 6,
7, 8, and 9, The Voyage, and the Philip Glass
opera Kepler on CD and DVD. The Orchestra
has already gained an excellent reputation
for its recordings of works by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Siegfried
Matthus, Franz Schmidt, Erich Wolfgang
Korngold, and Gustav Holst.
During its long and venerable history,
the orchestra has performed with such
luminaries as Clemens Krauss, Hans
Knappertsbusch, Sergiu Celibidache,
Kurt Eichhorn, Vaclav Neumann, and
Christoph von Dohnányi. In recent times,
the distinguished roster has included
Zubin Mehta, Serge Baudo, Horst Stein,
Vladimir Fedosejew, Michael Gielen,
Bernhard Klee, Steven Sloane, Stanislaw

Skrowaczewski, Michael Schønwandt, and
Franz Welser-Möst.
Dennis Russell Davies (conductor) is a
native of Toledo, Ohio, and studied piano
and conducting at The Juilliard School
of Music. He began his career as chief
conductor of the Norwalk Symphony
Orchestra, Connecticut (1969–1973), the
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (1972–1980)
and the American Composers Orchestra,
of which he is a founder (1977–2002).
In 1980, Maestro Davies immigrated to
Europe, moving first to Germany and later
to Austria. Once in Europe, Maestro Davies
established himself as one of the leading
conductors of his era. He became the
general music director of the Staatstheater
Stuttgart (1980–1987), followed by his
appointment as the general music director
of the City of Bonn, which encompassed
the Beethovenhalle Orchester Bonn,
the Opera, and the Internationales
Beethovenfest (1987–1995). He returned
to Stuttgart in 1995 as the conductor of the
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, a position he
held until 2006. In 1996, Maestro Davies
added the positions of chief conductor
with the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
and as professor of conducting at the
Mozarteum Salzburg to his credentials.
During his tenure in Stuttgart, Maestro
Davies recorded the complete 107
symphonies by Joseph Haydn, taking 11
years to accomplish this remarkable feat.
To this day, these recordings hold the
distinction of being only the third complete
edition of Haydn’s symphonies worldwide.
In 2009, Maestro Davies was appointed
chief conductor of the Sinfonieorchester
Basel in Switzerland.
In 2002 Maestro Davies became the
chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchester



Linz and the opera director of the
Landestheater Linz. He and the Orchestra
have extended their devotion to Bruckner’s
music to include a wide range of
international composers with a significant
focus on new works. Highly respected in
the US, Maestro Davies has returned to his
country to conduct performances with the
Symphony Orchestras of Chicago, Boston,
New York, Philadelphia, and Cleveland.
He is a frequent guest conductor with
the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the
Dresdner Philharmonie, the Filarmonica
della Scala Milano, and the Münchner
Maestro Davies leads several new
opera and ballet productions at the
Landestheater Linz each season. Further
operatic performances have taken him to
such legendary venues as the Bayreuther
Festspiele, Salzburger Festspiele, Lincoln
Center Festival in New York, Houston Grand
Opera, the Staatstheater Hamburg, and
Nationaltheater München. His most recent
operatic successes have been at the Lyric
Opera of Chicago, the Teatro Real in Madrid,
The Metropolitan Opera New York, and the
Opéra National de Paris.
Martin Achrainer (baritone), a native of
Austria, completed his theatrical training
at Vienna’s renowned Max Reinhardt
Seminar before commencing his training in
classical singing with Rotraud Hansmann
at the city’s University of Music and
Performing Arts. Other formative teachers
include Brigitte Fassbaender, Robert
Holl, and Charles Spencer, and he has
forged an intensive collaboration with
Irina Gavrilovici. He was engaged at the
Tyrolean State Theatre from 2004–06
and has been a permanent member of
the opera ensemble at the Linz State
Theatre since the 2006–07 season. He
is a recipient of the German Drama Prize,

awarded by the Doppelfeld Foundation,
for his interpretation of Papageno at the
Schloss Rheinsberg opera festival in
Berlin. He has also won prizes at a number
of international singing competitions,
including the Robert Schumann Contest,
the Hugo Wolf Prize (Vienna), the Gradus
ad Parnassum, and the Hilde Zadek
Competition for literature of the 20th
century (Vienna), opening doors for him on
the international opera and concert circuit.
Mr. Achrainer has appeared at major
festivals and concert venues including the
Bregenz Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of
Music (New York), the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan,
the Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Festival Hall
(Osaka), the Neue Oper Wien (Vienna),
the Salzburg Festival, the Stadtcasino
Basel, and the KKL Luzern (Lucerne) under
such famous conductors and directors as
Dennis Russell Davies, James Gaffigan, Kurt
Masur, Marc Minkowski, Reinhard Schwarz,
Ralf Weikert, Dietfried Bernet, Brigitte
Fassbaender, Harry Kupfer, David Pountney,
Olivier Tambosi, and Jochen Ulrich.
He can be heard in many of the major
roles of his vocal métier, ranging from Don
Giovanni, Leporello, Guglielmo, and Count
Almaviva (Mozart); Marcello (Puccini’s La
Bohème); roles in Rossini’s The Barber of
Seville and La Cenerentola; and Nekrotzar in
Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre.
Mr. Achrainer dedicates his time and
passion to extensive concert tours. He feels
equally at ease with contemporary music
by Ligeti, Henze, Kelterborn, Glass, and
Schwertsik and jazz-inspired compositions
by Bernstein and Weill, as with the classical
and romantic sacred repertoire.
He sang the title role in the world
premiere of the opera Kepler, dedicated
to him by the Oscar-nominated composer,
Philip Glass. Others who have written
for him include Rudolf Kelterborn, Kurt
Schwertsik, Alexander Balanescu, Paul

Engel, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, and Ingo
Ingensand. Numerous international CD and
DVD recordings and radio and television
broadcasts attest to the diversity of his
musical talent.
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Angélique
Kidjo (vocals) is one of the greatest artists
in international music today, a creative force
with 12 albums to her name. TIME has called
her “Africa’s premier diva.” The BBC has
included her in its list of the continent’s
50 most iconic figures, and in 2011 The
Guardian listed her as one of their “Top 100
Most Inspiring Women in the World.” Forbes
has ranked Ms. Kidjo as the first woman in
their list of the “Most Powerful Celebrities
in Africa.” She is the recent recipient of
the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given
by the World Economic Forum in Davos,
As a performer, her striking voice, stage
presence, and fluency in multiple cultures
and languages have won respect from her
peers and expanded her following across
national borders. Ms. Kidjo has crosspollinated the West African traditions of
her childhood in Benin with elements of
American R&B, funk, and jazz, as well as
influences from Europe and Latin America.
2017 brings us Ms. Kidjo’s newest
project, her interpretation of The Talking
Heads’ classic 1980 album Remain in Light.
She will record her version of the album
with superstar producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye
West, Jay Z, Drake, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars,
and Taylor Swift), taking classic songs such
as “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Once in a
Lifetime,” and “Born Under Punches (The
Heat Goes On)” and reinterpreting them with
electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and
layered backing vocals. Ms. Kidjo will bring
this musical extravaganza to concert halls
and festivals across the globe including a
premiere performance at Carnegie Hall and

US festival debut at Bonnaroo in 2017.
Her star-studded album Djin Djin won
a Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary
World Album” in 2008, and her album Oyo
was nominated for the same award in 2011.
In January 2014, Ms. Kidjo’s first book, a
memoir titled Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music
(Harper Collins) and her 12th album, Eve
(Savoy/429 Records), were released to
critical acclaim. Eve later went on to win the
Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album”
in 2015, and her historic orchestral album
Sings with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du
Luxembourg (Savoy/429 Records) won a
Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album”
in 2016.
Ms. Kidjo has gone on to perform
this genre-bending work with several
international orchestras and symphonies
including the Bruckner Orchestra, The
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the
Philharmonie de Paris. Her collaboration with
Philip Glass, titled Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs,
made its US debut to a sold-out concert with
the San Francisco Symphony in June 2015.
In addition to performing this new orchestral
concert, she continues to tour globally
performing the high-energy concert she’s
become famous for with her four-piece band.
Her rousing live show was recently captured
at the revered Austin City Limits and made its
television debut in January 2016.
Ms. Kidjo also travels the world advocating
on behalf of children in her capacity as a
UNICEF and OXFAM goodwill Ambassador.
She created her own charitable foundation,
Batonga, dedicated to support the education
of young girls in Africa.


Dennis Russell Davies / Conductor
First Violin
Lui Chan, Concertmaster
Tomasz Liebig, Concertmaster
Piotr Gladki
Chie Akasaka-Schaupp
Ana Pauk
Josef Herzer
Peter Beer
Simone Schreiberhuber
Vera Kral
Elisabeth Nusko
Judith Längle
Julia Kürner
Elisabeth Eber
Magdalena Hofmann
Ulla Obereigner
Anna Dirnberger
Second Violin
Jochen Gröpler
Johanna Bohnen
Răzvan Negoită
Hartwig Munz
Alois Mares
Wolfgang Zimmermann
Sonja Hollerweger
Rieko Aikawa
Shushanik Aleksanyan-Frühwirt
Shiori Horiguchi
Cornelia Neumann
Sebastian Gogl
Nina Pohn
Barbara Wincor
Walter Haas
Gerhard Paal
Ulrike Landsmann
Monika Hemetsberger
Sabine Luger
Joachim Brandl
Matthias Frauendienst
Ekaterina Timofeeva
Johann Ratschan
Anna Siakala
Georg Hübner
Stefanie Kropfreiter


Elisabeth Bauer
Bernhard Walchshofer
Stefan Tittgen
Maria Vorraber
Mitsuaki Vorraber
Eva Voggenberger
Annekatrin Flick
Ji In Choi
Un Mi Han
Stefanie Prenn
Double Bass
Stanislaw Pasierski
Filip Cortés
Herwig Krainz
José Cortez Cortés
Yamato Moritake
Sarah Bruderhofer
Jakob Hornbachner
Paul Salomon
Ildiko Deak
Anneliese Fuchsluger
Gudrun Hirt-Hochreiner
Ting-Wei Chen
Franz Scherzer
Jan Andreas Mendel
Susanne Spitzer
Günther Gradischnig
Kathrin Moser
Josef Fahrnberger
Gernot Fresacher
Daniela Rohrsdorfer
Johannes Platzer
Clemens Wöss
Johannes Wregg
Robert Schnepps
Christian Pöttinger
Daniel Loipold
Bernhard Obernhuber
Walter Pauzenberger

Gerhard Fluch
Markus Eder
Johannes Peer
Regina Angerer-Bründlinger
James Justin Kent
Walter Schiffler
Anton Miesenberger
Jernej Oberzan
Leonhard Schmidinger
Alfred Steindl
Vladimir Petrov
Fabian Homar
Viktor Burgstaller
Sebastian Wieland
Sofia Garzotto
Felix Lindner
Reinhold Puri-Jobi
Na Kyeong Kim
Christoph Bielefeld
Maria-Theresia Trefny
Wolfgang Bründlinger

Executive Director
Uwe Schmitz-Gielsdorf
Artistic Director
Dr. Heribert Schröder
General Secretary
Oliver Deak
Public Relations
Marietta Tsoukalas
Christiane Bähr

Stage Crew
Herbert Wiederstein
René Höglinger
Martin Edtmayr
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(Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, 5:10 pm)


You Can Dance: Kidd Pivot
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Pre-Concert Lecture Series: Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets
(Michigan League Koessler Room, Third Floor, 911 N. University Ave.,
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Foundation, Government,
& University Support
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations,
government agencies, and University of Michigan units:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


The William Davidson Foundation


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


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

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


UMS Board of Directors

Jeanice Kerr Swift
Ann Arbor Public Schools
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


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

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
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


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

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


A. Douglas Rothwell

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
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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

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Daniel Klionsky
Lawrence La FountainStokes
Tim McKay
Melody Racine


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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
Zita Gillis
Vice Chair

Wendy K. Zellers
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
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Susan Snyder
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connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences.
A D M I N I S T R AT I O N &
Kenneth C. Fischer
John B. Kennard, Jr.
Director of Administration
Lynette McLaughlin
Executive Assistant
Jenny Graf Carvo
Tessitura Systems
Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager
John Peckham
Information Systems

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
Teresa C. Park
Education Coordinator
Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing &
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


Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers &
Special Events

Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director

Suzanne Upton
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

Christina Bellows
Associate Director of
Patron Services
Katherine McBride
Group Sales & Promotions
Scott Joy
Ticket Services/
Front-of-House Assistant
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator
Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services
Willie Sullivan
Bruce Oshaben, Juli
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UMS Staff

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Will Call Volunteer
Scott Hanoian
Music Director & Conductor
Shohei Kobayashi
Assistant Conductor
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton
Chorus Librarian
Jean Schneider
Scott VanOrnum

Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming
Mary Roeder
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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
Eugene and Emily Grant
Family Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon
Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern
University of Michigan Credit
The Wallace Foundation

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

$10 0,00 0 – $ 4 99, 999

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
Susan and Richard Gutow
Wallis Cherniack Klein
David Leichtman and Laura A.
Linda and Stuart Nelson
Norma and Dick Sarns
Ellie Serras
Ron and Eileen Weiser
Max Wicha and Sheila
Ann and Clayton Wilhite

$ 50,000–$ 74,9 9 9

Essel and Menakka Bailey
Daniel and Barbara Balbach
Penny and Ken Fischer
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Mohamad Issa/Issa
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and
Stone, P.L.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L.
Agnes Moy-Sarns and David
Sarns and the Sarns Family
Gil Omenn and Martha
Tim and Sally Petersen
Phil and Kathy Power
Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Linda Samuelson and Joel
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.
Barbara Fleischman
Barbara Garavaglia
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Anne and Paul Glendon

Norman and Debbie Herbert
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Jerry and Dale Kolins
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and
Janet Netz
Martin Family Foundation
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
Lois Stegeman
Stout Systems
John W. and Gail Ferguson
Karen and David Stutz
Dody Viola
$ 1 5,0 0 0 –$24,999

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


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

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


Epstein Endowment Fund


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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Saturday, March 18
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4:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
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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


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


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
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

WGTE Public Media is:

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WGTE Family

WGTE FM 91.3 Toledo
WGBE FM 90.9 Bryan
WGDE FM 91.9 Defiance
WGLE FM 90.7 Lima

WGTE Public Media was founded as an
educational institution, and our educational
mission remains at the heart of what we
do every day.

The Educational
Resource Center
The Early Learning
and Outreach Center

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
($500,000 OR MORE)

Eugene and Emily Grant Family
University of Michigan



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


Anonymous #
Emily W. Bandera, M.D.
Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire
Barbara Fleischman #
in honor of Ken Fischer
Barbara Garavaglia #
in memory of Jim Garavaglia
Masco Corporation Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs
Michigan Economic Development
National Endowment for the Arts
PNC Foundation
Norma and Dick Sarns #


Jerry and Gloria Abrams
Altarum Institute
Ann Arbor Area Community
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
(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


Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster #
Ann Arbor Automotive
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,
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


William Davidson Foundation #
in honor of Oscar Feldman
Ford Motor Company Fund and
Community Services
Ilene H. Forsyth #
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
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
The Wallace Foundation

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


UMS Support


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


Jim and Barbara Adams
Michael and Suzan Alexander
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

Sue Song
Cheryl Soper
Steve Sullivan and Erin McKean
Judy and Lewis Tann
Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li
Elise Weisbach


Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
Christiane Anderson
Neil P. Anderson
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
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
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



Ann Arbor Public Schools
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
David and Maureen Ginsburg #
Steve Glauberman and
Margaret Schankler
Google Inc.
L.A. Peter Gosling, Linda Y.C. Lim
and Mya L. Gosling


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


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


Dr. Diane M. Agresta
Gordon and Carol Allardyce
Helen and David Aminoff

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


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


Mary L. Kramer #
Syma and Phil Kroll
Bert and Geraldine Kruse
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
David Lampe and Susan Rosegrant
Lucy and Kenneth Langa
Linda M. Langer
Jean A. Lawton and James H. Ellis
John and Theresa Lee
Sue Leong
John Lesko and
Suzanne Schluederberg
Barbara Levine
Adam and Sonia Lewenberg
Gloria Kitto Lewis
Jacqueline Lewis
Michael and Debra Lisull
Len and Betty Lofstrom
John Lofy and Laura Rubin
Shuyu Long
Barbara and Michael Lott
Christopher Lovasz
Jimena Loveluck and
Timothy Veeser
Marilyn and Frode Maaseidvaag
Martin and Jane Maehr
Geraldine and Sheldon Markel
Ken and Lynn Marko
Charles McCaghy
Margaret and Harris McClamroch
Cynthia McClung
Peggy McCracken and
Doug Anderson
Daniel and Carol McDonnell
Joanna McNamara
Margaret McQuillan-Key
Marilyn Meeker
Gerlinda S. Melchiori
Warren and Hilda Merchant
Carmen and Jack Miller
Gene and Lois Miller
John and Sally Mitani
Candy and Andy Mitchell
Melinda Morris
Brian and Jacqueline Morton
Trevor Mudge and
Janet Van Valkenburg
Barbara Mulay
Thomas and Hedi Mulford
Kathleen and Gayl Ness
Ben and Jo Ann Nielsen
in honor of Maxine Frankel
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Laura Nitzberg
Christer and Outi Nordman
Arthur S. Nusbaum
Kathleen I. Operhall
Elisa Ostafin and Hossein Keshtkar
Liz and Mohammad Othman
Marie Panchuk
Karen Pancost
William and Hedda Panzer

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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.

February 10, 2017 at 12:00PM
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February 12, 2017 at 2:00PM
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